Friday, December 14, 2018

The FREE DX-World Weekly Bulletin #178

Here’s the latest FREE DX-World Weekly Bulletin brought to you by Bjorn, ON9CFG. A must read for the real DXer! This week the bulletin runs to a bumper 12 pages. Click here to download

S9BT & S9WL – Sao Tome

UPDATE @ 16:50z - Now QRV:   September 26 @ 12:45Z - QRV in a few hours. Now on AF-023 mounting antennas. September 25 - Josep and Nuria have now landed at Sao Tome airport. They are staying...

[REMINDER] J3/G0VJG – Grenada

Nobby, G0VJG will be active from Grenada during June 14-27, 2018. Focus on 6m SSB + HF bands. Callsign pending. QSL via G4DFI.

QSL preview – TI9/RA9USU

Cards now being sent out via UA3DX.

ZD8Z – Ascension Island

Jim N6TJ will be active from Ascension island between May 26 to June 3, 2014 as ZD8Z. QRV on HF bands. QSL via AI4U.

Reflections on VK6ISL

VK6ISL was an IOTA expedition, directed at giving everyone an opportunity to chase a brand new island group, the last one to be activated in Australia. One contact was sufficient to claim it as...

B7/BA4DW – Hainan Island, AS-094

David, BA4DW will be QRV from Hainan Island AS-094 starting on Mar 6. It will be a low power operation with a TS50 (100w) and dipole antennas. For the moment he is not certain when...

V6J – Mortlock Islands, OC-254

NEWS UPDATE -- V6J made 3500 QSOs as of last night. Since V6J has been making the focus on NA, the QSO ratio has been changed to a little bit. JA 40% EU 35% NA 25% The generator...

E51FIFA – South Cooks

To coincide with the Football World Cup 2018, Bob E51BQ, will be active from Rarotonga, South Cooks as E51FIFA. A full list of participating callsigns during the tournament can be found here

QSL preview – RT9K/0, AS-203

The UA0ZC/P (also AS-203) QSL preview can be found here FIRST FOR DX NEWS – DX-WORLD.NET

PJ4/PA3BWK – Bonaire

Wilko, PA3BWK will again be active from Bonaire as PJ4/PA3BWK between September 3-24, 2016. QRV on 80-10 CW, SSB, DIGI. QSL via Hc.

9Q1HQ/1 & 9Q0HQ – Democratic Republic of Congo

Elvira, IV3FSG will be active from the D.R.C between April 22-30 as 9Q0HQ/1 and from May 1-22 as 9Q0HQ. QRV on 80 - 10m SSB, RTTY, PSK31. QSL via IK3GES. FIRST FOR DX NEWS - DX-WORLD.NET

JW6VDA – Svalbard

Tom, OH6VDA informs DX-World that he is going to Longyearbyen, Svalbard on a holiday trip, and propagation permitting will operate as JW6VDA on SSB only from March 1-22, 2017. No big expedition, holiday style...

K9AJ/VY0 & KD6WW/VY0 – Belcher Isl, NA-196

Following recent NA-159 activity, look for Mike K9AJ/VY0 and Bruce KD6WW/VY0 to be active for a short period from Belcher Island NA-196 Bruce, N9BX (Pilot) says: Mike K9AJ has been in touch and he is on Belcher....

VK3HEX/9 – Christmas Island

Pete, VK3HEX is currently signing /9 from Christmas Island until January 10th. QRV on 10m SSB only, very holiday-style. QSL via H/c. FIRST FOR DX NEWS – DX-WORLD.NET

Self Spotting & Entrant Audio Recording

There was recently some chat about various stations being disqualified from last year's CQ WW SSB contest. Below is an update by Doug Zwiebel, CQWW Director. If you look back in the blog archive (,...


The VP8STI/VP8SGI Team is pleased to report that all their DXpedition equipment has arrived in Tauranga, New Zealand. It has been fumigated and has cleared Customs. It's now being stored by the RV Braveheart...

OC-275 South Papua Coastal Isl – New IOTA

YF1AR/9, YB0AI/9 and YB3MM/9 plan to be active from Kimaan Island OC-275 NEW between September 10-16, 2013. This group has never been activated. More info

Introducing Most Wanted DX plaques

You can find out full info on Most Wanted DX plaques by visiting

3G9JA – Hornos Island, SA-031

UPDATE - Dagoberto, CE5COX will be active from Hornos Island SA-031 as 3G9JA between February 1-6, 2016. QRV 40-20-10m, SSB/RTTY. QSL via CE5JA. Note: Callsign changed from XR400JA to 3G9JA. FIRST FOR IOTA NEWS - DX-WORLD.NET