Tuesday, October 23, 2018

[UPDATES] VP6D – Ducie Island

OCTOBER 23, 2018 - It's been raining, we're waterlogged. In 24 hours we expect a significant storm to pass through, with heavy rainfall and up to 25 knot winds with potential for stronger gusts. -...

V73MT – Majuro, Marshall Islands

Masa, JA0RQV will be active as V73MT from Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands (OC-029) from 26 to 29 October 2018. QTH is a small seaside bungalow in Majuro.  Webpage Callsign: V73MT Operator: JA0RQV, Masa Schedule:  26 - 29 October 2018 (also CQWW...

KP4/EI9FBB – Vieques Island, NA-249P

From 24th - 28th October 2018, Dave EI9FBB will be QRV from Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, NA-249P. He has located a great QTH right on the north side of the island with great sea...

JD1BPH & JI1CRM/JD1 – Ogasawara

Masa, JH1HHC and Hideo, JI1CRM will be active from Komagari, Chichijima Island, Ogasawara as JD1BPH and JI1CRM/JD1 during November 22 to December 7, 2018.

VA2IDX/P – Anticosti Isl. NA-077

Eric, VA2IDX/p will be active from Anticosti Island (NA-077), during November 2-7, 2018. QRV QRP on 40 and 20m SSB and possibly CW. He will be sporadically active around 1500 and 2300 UTC. QSL...

VK9XG – Christmas Island

UPDATE - Image (above) of antennas at VK9XG, courtesy Nigel G3TXF. The 160m vertical has also been added since this picture was taken. SEPTEMBER 24 - The VK9XG team plan to use FT8 as the primary...

Running costs of DX-World

UPDATE - Thanks a lot to the following readers who very recently & kindly decided to donate: AB3CV, DL1YM, DK3DG, DK3WE, DL3FCG, DJ4MH, DG5LAC, DL5KUD, DM5EM, DK6NJ, DG7NFX, DH7RG, DF8DX, DL9NC, EA5CI, EA7BJ, EI3HA, EU1KY,...

CE0YZZ – Easter Island

Look for Rodrigo, CE3UZZ to soon be active from Easter Island as CE0YZZ. Activity planned on 40m.

AT4DK – Pamban Island, AS-173

NEWS UPDATE - The callsign AT4DK has been granted for this upcoming IOTA activity. SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 -- A VU team led by VU3NPI (calling themselves Manic Monkeys) will be activating Pamban Island (Dhanushkodi) AS-173...
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Pitcairn Island DXpedition 2019

A group of 14 operators will activate Pitcairn Island in October of 2019. This will be a two-week, all band, all mode operation with transportation to and from the island provided by the RV...

T31EU – Kanton Island

From 16 February until 5th of March 2019 a group of 6 operators will be active from Kanton Island as T31EU. The license is confirmed by CCK and they have permission from the Phoenix...

KL7/K6VVA – Endicott Isl, NA-004

Rick, K6VVA will be active from Endicott Island, NA-004 as KL7/K6VVA during November 8-11, 2018. QRV on 40-30-20m; CW, some SSB. More info here

[COMMENT] Amateur radio permit application to Kure Atoll “denied”.

COMMENTARY by Robert Schmieder, KK6EK Compliments to the PIDXG for their approach to getting the permit. I suggest that they approach members of Congress concerning the use of U.S. public lands. As a co-organizer and...

8S2K – Kataja Island, EU-192NEW

A group of five SM6-hams will activate Kataja Island EU-192NEW in late May or first week of June 2019.  Or as soon as ice conditions are gone, and transport by boat is acceptable by locals. Transport...

Activation of Kataja Island, EU-192NEW

POSTPONED - see comment below. Members of Invoker Team announce they plan to be active from Kataja Island, EU-192NEW before the end of October. A team is assembled. More news to follow soon..

The 3C3W / 3C0W Story

Click picture below for the 3C3W/3C0W story.

T32NH – Christmas Island

Nobu, JA0JHQ will be active from the Captain Cook hotel, Kiribati as T32NH during December 5-11, 2018. QRV on 160-6m, CW & FT8. Participation in ARRL 10m contest (Dec 8-9).

TX0A & TX0M – IOTA DXpedition (OC-113 & OC-297P)

Cezar (VE3LYC) and Adrian (KO8SCA) will operate as TX0A from Maria Est Atoll (OC-113) and as TX0M from Morane Atoll (OC-297P) between December 4 and 18. OC-113 was operated from once, more than 28 years...

New IOTA groups announced

At the 2018 RSGB Convention it was announced a further 6 new IOTA groups would be added to the IOTA Directory. As follows: EU-192 OH/SM - Kataja Island (Finland/Sweden) OC-297 FO - Morane Atoll (Tuamotu,...

ZF9CW – Cayman Brac, Cayman’s

Stan, K5GO will again be QRV from Cayman Brac as ZF9CW during late October to early December. He mentions he will attempt to put up a new tower with stacked homebrew yagis.