[TOEC] DX-KALENDER V 909
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Sat Feb 21 09:19:06 PST 2009
DX-KALENDER V 909
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GHANA; 9G1AA by PA3DEW PA3FQX from Dormaa Ahenkro, starting on 14 February. They will be QRV in their spare time; look for them around 16 UTC on 14140 kHz. QSL via PA3ERA.
- 22/2 INDIA; AU3ØSHI
by VU2DSI, VU2ROE, VU2SMN and VU2SMS to commemorate the birth of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (19 February 1627), the founder of the Maratha Empire. They will operate from Shivneri Fort, the historic military fortification where Shivaji was born; suggested frequencies are 7070, 14250, 14215, 21280 and 28290. QSL via VU2DSI.
- 22/2 CAPE VERDE; D4C AF-086
by YL2KL. He hopes to do some activity on 30 meters, but plans to be active during the CQ World-Wide WPX RTTY Contest (February 14-15th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry and the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 21-22nd) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via IZ4DPV. For the latest information, check the D4C Web page at http://www.d4c.cc/
- 22/2 South American Lighthouses Weekend
look at http://www.grupodxbb.com.ar/faros.htm
- 22/2 CHILE; XR1A
from Puerto Antofagasta lighthouse by members of Radio Club La Portada. They will operate CW and SSB mainly on 20 and 40 metres. QSL via XQ1IDM.
- 22/2 BAHAMAS; C6AKQ and C6APG
by N4BP (C6AKQ) and K4PG (C6APG). Look for them to be active on
30/17/12 meter bands between antenna jobs. They currently plan
on operating 160 meters and either 40 or 80 meters in the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 21-22nd). QSL to their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau.
- 23/2 BRUNEI; V8FHX
by G4OHX. He plans to operate mainly CW on 80, 40 and 20 metres, but he may also get on 30m. QSL via home call (direct only).
- 23/2 MOROCCO; CN2XW
by G5XW. Ths is another backpacking type holiday, so he will be running 100 watts into some sort of basic antenna. QSL via home call, direct only.
- 23/2 EL SALVADOR; YS
by K9GY, including an entry in the ARRL DX CW Contest (21-22 February). He plans to concentrate on 160, 30, 17 and 12 metres before the contest. QSL direct to home call, or (preferably) via LoTW.
- 24/2 BRAZIL; PX6T and PY6KW/p SA-080
from Tinhare Island by PT2OP (as PX6T) and PY6KW (as PY6KW/p or with a special callsign). They plan to operate SSB mainly on 20 and 40 metres, with 100 watts into G5RV. QSL via home calls.
- 24/2 U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS; KP2/K3MD
from St.John's. His activity will include the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 21-22nd) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. He will be using an IC-7000 (w/ALS-500M/PS-75) into an all band 80-10m trap dipole up 50 feet and a 160 meter inverted L. Outside of contest he will operate casually, usually working Europe on 20 and 40 meters. QSL via K3MD.
- 24/2 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS; VP2V/K6VVA NA-023
from Tortola, he will be celebrating his 65th birthday working mainly on CW. He will also be in the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 21-22nd) as VP2VVA. QSL via N6AWD.
- 24/2 BELIZE; V31RW, V31UH, V31TB and V31WO
from Placencia by AB7RW (V31RW), AC7UH (V31UH), KT7G (V31TB) and N7WO (V31WO). They will participate in the CQ WW WPX RTTY Contest as V31TB (QSL via KT7G) and in the ARRL DX CW Contest as V31WO QSL via N7WO). Outside the contests QSL via the operator's instructions.
- 24/2 MARTINIQUE; FM/KL7WA NA-107
by UT5UGR. He will participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest as FM5KC. QSL via homecall.
- 24/2 NICARAGUA; YN2DD, YN2WW, YN2TX and YN2LJ
by AC8W (YN2WW), K8DD (YN2DD), KB8TXZ (YN2TX) and N8LJ (YN2LJ) on all bands and modes. They will participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest as YN2DD. Check www.qrz.com/ for QSL information.
- 24/2 GUADELOUPE; FG/IV3CGJ/p NA-102
from Marie-Galante, QSL via bureau to home call.
- 24/2 USA; WA2USA/4 NA-112
from Bogue Banks. Activity will be 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He will also participate in the ARRL CW DX and CQ WPX
RTTY Contests. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
- 25/2 US. VIRGIN ISLANDS; KP2/K3CT NA-106
with an emphasis on 30, 12 and 17 metres before and after the ARRL DX CW Contest. He will participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest as KP2M (QSL via AI4U). QSL via home call.
- 26/2 PAPUA NEW GUINEA; P29ZAD OC-135
from Buka Island. Activity will be limited because he is working just North of Buka Town. QSL via NI5DX, direct or by the Bureau. More information can be found at http://p29zad.blogspot.com/
- 26/2 DESECHEO ISLAND; K5D
The Caribbean National Wildlife Refuge Complex has selected and announced a team co-led by Dr. Glenn Johnson, WØGJ and Bob Allphin, K4UEE. Their plan involves a team of 22 operators and 8 stations on 160-6 meter CW, SSB and RTTY. They will bring several tons of equipment to the island including a change of operators on Feb 19. Suggested frequencies (please read the Special Notes on the website) where to find K5D are: 1826, 3523, 7023, 10106, 14023, 18072, 21023, 24892, 28023 and 50106 kHz (CW); 1843.3, 3781, 7084, 14190, 18165, 21295, 24987, 28470 and 50130
kHz (SSB); 3589, 7089, 10149, 14089, 18108, 21089 and 28089 (RTTY). QSLs one of four ways: OQRS (Online QSL Request System)
Direct, OQRS Bureau, direct mail to N2OO (Bob Schenck, P.O. Box 345, Tuckerton, NJ 08087, USA) or via bureau to N2OO.For updates visit the KP5 Web page at http://www.kp5.us/
- 27/2 DOMINICA; J7N NA-101
by K3TEJ, including a SOAB entry in either the CQ WW WPX RTTY and the ARRL DX CW contests. Outside the contests he will concentrate on 160, 30, 17 and 12 metres CW and RTTY. QSL direct to K3TEJ.
- 27/2 ECUADOR; HC1MD/HC4
from Same and Tonsupa by NE8Z. He will operate CW and SSB on 160-10 metres. QSL via K8LJG.
- ca 28/2 IVORY COAST; TU8/F4EGS
by F4EGS in his spare time with a focus on CW and RTTY (and SSB on 160 and 80 metres). QSL via F4EGS, direct or bureau.
- 28/2 SENEGAL; 6V7P and 6V7O
by ON4HIL and ON4BAG. Their QTH will be Le Calao about 70 km from Dakar. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB and digital modes (RTTY, PSK31). Suggested frequencies are: SSB - 1844, 7090, 14245, 18160, 21295, 24985, 28475 and 50150 kHz. RTTY - 7040, 14085, 21085 and 28085 kHz. QSL via their home callsigns, by the bureau or direct (QRZ.com).
- 28/2 CANADA; CG, CF, CH and CI
All radio amateurs in Canada are welcome to use the following special event prefixes. Activity is to commemorates Galileo's first use of an optical telescope and the subsequent discoveries
he made in his lifetime. Look for radio amateurs in Canada to use the following prefixes:
VA stations will use the prefix CF
VE stations will use the prefix CG
VO stations will use the prefix CH
VY stations will use the prefix CI
VE9NC will be activating the special event prefix callsign CG9NC. He will be active mainly on 20 meters on the Digital modes throughout this period. QSL via VE9NC.
- Feb MARTINIQUE; FM/F5IRO NA-107
He plans to be active in his spare time, typically after 22 UTC and during the weekends. Expect him to operate CW, digital modes and some SSB on 40, 30 and 20 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
- Feb SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND; VP8DIF AN-007
from Husvik on South Georgia by MMØ0DWF (DL9LB). QSL via DJ9ZB.
- 2/3 TUVALU; T2 OC-015
by N7OU and W7YAQ, their callsigns still have to be confirmed. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, mainly CW, with some SSB
and RTTY. They plan to be an entry in the ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau.
- 2/3 IVORY COAST; TU/F8ENY
from San Pedro. He will operate mainly on 20 metres.
- 3/3? BELIZE; V3YN and V31GW
by DJ4KW (V31YN) and DK9GG (V31GW) will be active from Belize to early March, including a number of contests. From 26 February to 3 March, look for V31YN/p to be active from NA-180. QSLs via home calls (direct or bureau).
- 3/3 PARAGUAY; ZP6/SP9MRO
by SP9MRO and SP9SX will be active holiday style. They plan to operate CW, SSB and RTTY, with main activity to be concentrated during the weekends and the local night hours.
- 4/3 GRENADA; J37BO and J37RO
by K4LTA (J37BO) and K4UPS (J37RO) including the ARRL DX CW Contest as J38A. They will be joined by AK4Z, KT4E and KE4TG, who will be QRV as J3/home call.
- 4/3 CAYMAN ISLANDS; ZF2AM
by K6AM. He will also be active during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 21-22th) and also the CQ 160-Meter SSB Contest (February 27th-March 1st). He will be doing mostly antenna work outside of the contests, but may get on the WARC bands or even 6 meters a bit as time permits. QSL via K6AM, direct or by the Bureau or LoTW.
- 6/3 SEYCHELLES; S79JF AF-024
from Praslin Island by DL7JAN. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and possibly PSK31. QSL via DL7JAN, direct or by the Bureau.
- 6/3 NAMIBIA; V5/DL2SL
QSL via homecall.
- 10/3 ANTARCTICA; OR4AX and OR3AX
from the RV Professor Khromov (Spirit of Enderby) and from the region of the Ross Sea in Antarctica by ON5AX and ON3AX. QSL via ON5AX.
- 12/3 NAMIBIA; V5/DJ4SO
He will operate mostly CW and RTTY/PSK31 on 160-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. The logs will be uploaded to LoTW.
- March LEBANON; OD/IV3YIM
He operates SSB and RTTY on 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80 metres, with some possible activity on CW, PSK and the other bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
- March BHUTAN; A52VE
by JA8VE. He had to leave Bhutan on September 3rd
due to health problems. QSL via JF1OCQ.
- March CHAGOS ISLANDS; VQ98JC and VQ9JC AF-006
from Diego Garcia by ND9M. He is active as VQ98JC through the end of the year, after that he will use VQ9JC. Expect him to be QRV in his spare time, typically on 12-16.30 UTC (from Sunday to Thursday) and on 12-17.30 UTC (Fridays and Saturdays). Occasional overnight operating will allow him to remain QRV until 1 UTC. QSL via ND9M.
- March ANTARCTICA; VKØBP
from the Davis Basis (main island only) by VK2ABP/VK2MRP. QSL via VK2CA (see QRZ.com).
- 1/4 DOMINICA; J79BXI NA-101
by SM0XBI. He will operate SSB only. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. QSL via bureau to homecall.
- 1/4 BAHAMAS; C6ANM NA-001
on 160m-6m. He prefers QSL via LoTW or direct to WA2IYO.
- 28/4 SOLOMON ISLANDS; H44MS
by DL2GAC. He plans to operate SSB with a focus on 80 and 40 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. DK9FN (CW operator) and DL2NUD (EME operator) will join DL2GAC (H44MS) in late
February for a 2-3 week operation from Temotu Province. DK9FN will go back home on 16 March. He plans to operate CW only on 160-6 metres, hopefully as H4ØFN (the callsign he used back in 1999). Whatever callsign he will be using, the QSL route is via HA8FW (bureau preferred).
- May UGANDA; 5X4X
from Arua by DL8SBQ. He runs 100 watts into a spiderbeam for 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres and a Zepp antenna for 40 metres. He has been pirated on 160, 80 and 40 metres - if you worked him during the evening hours, please note that Peter cannot operate after 20 UTC, because the power is off in Arua. QSL via DF5GQ.
- 31/8 HONG KONG; VR2/F4BKV AS-006
mainly on PSK31 with some SSB during good propagation openings. His web site is at http://www.f4bkv.net/
- 30/9 CROZET ISLANDS; FT5WO AF-008
by F4DYW says he will be working at Alfred Faure Base on Ile de la Possesson. He plans to operate on 20, 15 and 40 metres SSB during his spare time, using 100 watts and dipoles. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Look for updates on http://f4dyw.free.fr/index.php?langue=fr&contenu=ft5wo.html
- 1/11 ANTARCTICA; VKØBP AN-016
is currently working at Antarctic Davis Base Station, Gridsquare MC81xk. His activity is limited due to his workload, but he is expected to be on all HF bands. He seems to like 20 meters between 1500-1800z. Operations have been on SSB and PSK31, but he plans to operate on other modes later on during his stay at the Davis Station. QSL via VK2CA. PLEASE NOTE: There is also a possibility of activating other field huts in the area, and he will sign as VK0BP/P. Look for more details on his Web page at http://www.vk0bp.org/
- ca 16/11 LEBANON; OD/W5YFN
has received approval from the local authorities to while in Lebanon, for one year starting on 16 November.
- 2009 WEST MALAYSIA; 9M2TI
by EA4ATI to work in Kuala Lumpur for the whole year 2009. He will work with 400 watts and a vertical in CW and SSB on 40m/20m/15m/10m. He also plans to take part in all major contests (if possible from stations better equipped). QSL via EA4ATI.
- 31/10 2010 CANADA; VA7PX NA-075
from Mayne Island. QSL via VE7AXU via bureau or direct.
- 2010 MARSHALL ISLANDS; V73NS OC-028
from the Kwajalein atoll by WD8CRT, who will have to work here for two years starting on Jan 5, 2009. He will work mostly in CW on 160-6m. QSL via bureau or direct to Neil Schwanitz, PO Box 8341, APO, AP 96557, USA. His website is http://www.qsl.net/v73ns/
23/2 - 25/2 TURKEY; TAØ/DL2JRM/p AS-115
from Kekova Island. Activity will be on 40-10 meters CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
23/2 - 8/3 The GAMBIA; C5
by GWØETF on holiday and hopes to do some casual operating from the hotel with 100w and a 20m dipole, mainly CW but maybe some RTTY/PSK31. He must apply for the licence upon arrival, and he hopes to get C56/GW0ETF. QSL via home call.
23/2 - 23/3 MALAWI; 7Q7AH
by GØIAS for one month. He will try to erect an antenna for 160 metres. QSL via G0IAS, direct only.
25/2 - 26/2 KUWAIT; 9K48NLD
Celebrating Kuwait's National Liberation Day, special event station 9K48NLD will be active on 20 and 40 metres CW and SSB. QSL via 9K2RA.
25/2 - 1/3 BRAZIL; PX6B and PY6KW/p SA-080
from Boipeba Island by PT2OP (as PX6B) and PY6KW (as PY6KW/p or with a special callsign). They plan to operate SSB mainly on 20 and 40 metres, with 100 watts into G5RV. QSL via home calls.
25/2 - 7/3 MONTSERRAT; VP2MPL and VP2MPR NA-103
by W1USN (VP2MPR) and AA1M (VP2MPL). They plan to operate CW, SSB and PSK31. QSL via their CBA.
26/2 - 5/3 MAYOTTE; FH/G3SWH and FH/G3RWL AF-027
their activity will be mainly on 80-10 metres CW. Subject to QRN and site conditions, there may be some 160m CW activity, and some RTTY and/or PSK31. They plan to have two stations on the air for as many hours every day as possible. QSL via G3SWH, direct or bureau (on-line form for bureau cards can be found at http://www.g3swh.org.uk/mayotte.html
26/2 - 9/3 GUANTANAMO BAY; KG4CN NA-015
by WØCN. He will operate SSB and some CW on 160-10 metres, and will participate in the ARRL DX SSB Contest. QSL via WØCN, direct, bureu or LoTW.
27/2 - 12/3 ANTIGUA; V25TK NA-100
by G3TKK, active holiday style. He plans to operate CW on 40-17 metres. QSL via G3TKK, direct or bureau.
28/2 USA; N5IVZ NA-092
from South Padre Island by N5IVZ (February 28th 1400-2300z). There was no mention of a special callsign. This is a special IOTA operation to celebrate 90 years of the U.S. Coast Guard in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas and to honor the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary service of the present, past and future Guardians of the Sea. QSL via his home callsign, direct only.
28/2 - 7/3 CAYMAN ISLANDS; ZF2UL NA-016
by K3UL. He will operate mainly CW holiday style, but he plans to spend at least two nights on the low bands. QSL via home call.
28/2 - 8/3 ECUADOR; HC1MD
from Tumbaco by NE8Z. He will operate CW and SSB on 160-10 metres. QSL via K8LJG.
28/2 - 9/3 ARUBA; P4ØA
by KK9A. He plans to do a casual effort in the CQ 160-Meter SSB Contest (February 27th-March 1st). He will also be in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) and the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March
28-29th). He will not be very active outside the contests but will likely spend sometime on 40 meters CW. QSL via WD9DZV.
March AVES ISLAND; YWØA NA-020
The 4M5DX Group's expedition to Aves Island is scheduled to take place in March, hopefully for a full week. A large team of operators will be active on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via IT9DAA (diret or bureau), or LoTW. Bookmark http://yw0a.4m5dx.info/ for updates.
1/3 - 7/3 BAHAMAS; W6DXO/C6A NA-001
from South Andros Island. Activity will be holiday style operation with focus on 30/17/12 meter bands as propagation allows. A QSL Manager is to be determined.
1/3 - 11/3 ST. LUCIA; J6/W5JON NA-108
from Marigot Bay. Activity will be on 160-6 meters SSB using dipoles and 6m yagi. Also, look for activity in the ARRL DX
SSB Contest (March 7-8th, 2009). QSL via W5JON.
1/3 - 14/3 EAST MALAYSIA; 9M6 AS-051
Due to a combination of personal and logistical reasons unfortunately it has been necessary to postpone the proposed March 2009 Spratly Island DXpedition. It is hoped that the DXpedition will go ahead at a later date. Look at http://www.spratly2009.com/
2/3 - 16/3 TEMOTU PROVINCE; H4Ø OC-100
from Lata, Nendo Island by DK9FN. He hopes to get the same callsign he used back in 1999 (H4ØFN), and will operate CW only, while DL2GAC will work SSB as H4ØMS and DL2NUD will be on 2m EME (H4Ø callsign to be issued). They will have three separate stations with amplifiers. QSL H4ØFN via HA8FW, all of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau, for those who need a direct card the address is Mihaly Bela, Csongradi SGT. 122/A, H-6724 Szeged, Hungary. Further information on this activity, including details on the antennas to be used, can be found at www.hari-ham.com/h40fn/
3/3 - 9/3 AUSTRALIA; VK6HZ OC-164
from Rottnest Island. Operation will be holiday style. QSL via VK6NE. Online log will be available after the trip at http://www.vk6hz.com/
4/3 - 9/3 ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON; FP/KV1J NA-032
from Miquelon. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. He will also be in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th, 2009) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Antennas will be a N1IW off-centered fed dipole (80-10m), SteppIR vertical (40-10m) and a PAR-6 Moxon for 6m. QSL via his home callsign,
direct or by the Bureau. Also, LoTW or eQSL. Visit his Web page at http://www.kv1j.com/fp/March09.html
4/3 - 14/3 URUGUAY; CX
by SP9MRO and SP9SX will be active holiday style. They plan to operate CW, SSB and RTTY, with main activity to be concentrated during the weekends and the local night hours.
5/3 - 9/3 NICARAGUA; H7/N1SNB
by N1SNB from the QTH of YN2N. He hopes to sign YN2NB during the contest and H7/N1SNB outside of the contest. He will enter ARRL DX SSB as a Single-Op/All Bands/possibly High-Power or Low-Power (TBD). QSL via his home callsign.
5/3 - 19/3 MADEIRA; CT3/DL3KWR and CT3/DL3KWF AF-014
They plan to operate mostly CW and on 12, 17 and 30 metres. Hardy will also give RTTY and PSK-31 a try. QSL via home calls. E-mail requests for bureau cards can be sent to dl3kwr at darc.de or dl3kwf at darc.de respectively.
6/3 - 11/3 CHATHAM ISLANDS; ZL7T OC-038
from Kaiangaroa by ZL1ALZ, ZL1BYZ, ZL2CC, ZL2LE, ZL2RVW, ZL2WG, ZL3AB and team leaders ZL2AL and ZL2AAA. They will have four stations with amplifiers and be active on 160-10 metres CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. Further information can be found at http://www.zl7t.com/, a logsearch will be available after the team returns home. QSL via ZL2AL, direct or bureau.
7/3 - 12/3 BANGLADESH; S2
from Dhaka by 6K5YPW, DS2AGH, DS2BGV, HL3QP, HL5FUA and 6K2AVL. They plan to operate (callsign TBA) on 160-10 metres CW, SSB and digital modes, with three amplifiers, verticals and beam antennas. Suggested frequencies are:
Band CW SSB Digi
160m 1822 - -
80m 3515 3795 -
40m 7015 7095 -
30m 10115 - -
20m 14015 14195 14082
17m 18075 18130 21082
15m 21015 21295 -
12m 24895 24950 -
10m 28015 28460 28100
QSL via HL5FUA. Logs will be available at http://dxpedition.co.kr/
10/3 - 19/3 ANTIGUA; V25WY and V25OP
by W4OWY and W9OP. Activity will be on 160-6 meters. QSL
via their home callsign or by the bureau. Logs will also be uploaded as before to LoTW and eQSL.
11/3 - 25/3 CAPE VERDE; D44TXQ, D44TXP, D44TXO, D44TXF, D44TXR, D44TXI and D44TXS AF-086
from Sal Island by DL3KBQ (D44TXQ), DL1COP (D44TXP), DJ2VO (D44TXO), DG3KAF (D44TXF), DL2RSI (D44TXR), DH2KI (D44TXI) and DL3PS/HB9EHQ (D44TXS). Activity will be on 160-10 meters using
CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31, Hell, Amtor and SSTV. They plan to have 7 stations with 100 watts and vertical antennas. QSL via their home callsign, except D44TXS via HB9EHQ.
12/3 - 17/3 St. KITTS & NEVIS; V4/G4FAL NA-104
from Rawlins Plantation, St. Kitts including participation in the RSGB Commonwealth Contest (BERU) on 14-15 March as V47CD. He plans to operate only CW on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via home call or LOTW.
12/3 - 26/3 GRENADA; J3 NA-024
by G3VCQ and M3VCQ. Colin will be active as J38CW in the BERU CW Contest (March 14-15th). Colin will only work Commonwealth stations during the contest. Outside of the contest, look for activity to be on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW and SSB. Sharon will also be active and sign J38/M3VCQ (still to be confirmed yet) in between sunbathing! All QSLs are via G3VCQ, direct or by the bureau.
14/3 - 27/3 COCOS (KEELING) ISLAND; VK9AA OC-003
by VK2IA. He will operate CW and SSB on 160-10 metres. QSL via DL8YR.
15/3 - 22/3 NORFOLK ISLAND; VK9N/ON5AX OC-005
QSL via ON5AX.
15/3 - 28/3 GUADELOUPE; FG/F5TGR NA-102
He plans to operate CW and SSB on 10-40 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
19/3 - 25/3 AZERBAIJAN; 4KØCW
by DL6KVA from 4K9W QTH. He will operate CW only on all the HF bands, with 100 watts and a 84-metre longwire, and will take part in the Russian DX Contest. QSL via home call.
20/3 - 25/3 CANADA; VE9/VA7AQ NA-014
from Grand Manan Island. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
21/3 - 11/4 GUADELOUPE; FG/F4EBT NA-102
from Basse-Terre. He plans to operate holiday style on, SSB only on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters.
22/3 - 6/4 MELLISH REEF; VK9GMW OC-072
by AA7JV and HA7RY. Actual operating dates are subject to change due to weather. This will be "another low-key, simple DXpedition", with a strong focus on the low bands. QSL direct to HA7RY. The logs will be uploaded to LoTW. Please visit http://www.vk9gmw.com/ for further information, including detail on how contribute to the DXpedition.
23/3 - 3/4 LORD HOWE ISLAND; VK9LA OC-004
by the Oceania Amateur Radio DX Group, CQ WW WPX SSB Contest included. A large group of operators, IZ3ESV, K5YY, N2OO, N2OZ, SQ8X, SQ9DIE, SV2KBS, VK1TX, VK3HJ, VK3QB, VK4FW, VK4IO, VK4VCH, VK5CP, VK5PO and W5SL will be active on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and RTTY, with seven HF stations plus one for 6m, monoband yagis, monoband verticals and a quantity of wire antennas for the low bands. QSL via VK4FW. More information at http://www.odxg.org/vk9la.htm
24/3 - 31/3 MADEIRA ISLANDS; CT3/DF7ZS
His activity will include the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th). QSL via DJ6QT or CS9L. He will sign CS9L (or CT9L) for
the contest. Look for casual operation before the contest.
24/3 - 2/4 St. LUCIA; J6/W5JON NA-108
from Marigot Bay, CQ WPX SSB Contest included. He will operate SSB on 160-6 metres, using 400 watts, dipoles and a 3-element yagi for 6 metres. QSL via home call.
24/3 - 3/4 LORD HOWE ISLAND; VK9L
by IZ3ESV, K5YY, N2OO, N2OZ, SQ8X, SQ9DIE, SV2KBS, VK1TX, VK3HJ, VK3QB, VK4IO, VK4VCH, VK5CP, VK5PO, W5SL and VK4FW with 7 full HF stations at 2 seperate sites as well as one for 6m. Modes of operation are CW, SSB and RTTY. They will use mono band yagis and mono band verticals. There are also a quantity of wire antennas for the low bands. The QSLing chores will be handled by VK4FW. We will set up an online QSLing system that will permit you to apply online to help cut your postage costs. For more updates, details on the DXpedition and how to donate to this operation, please visit VK9LA Web pages at http://www.odxg.org/vk9la.htm
25/3 - 1/4 VANUATU; YJØAAC OC-035
from Efate Island by VK4HAM. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. He also plans to be in the 2009 CQ WPX SSB Contest. QSL via VK4HAM.
25/3 - 5/4 MOZAMBIQUE; C9
by K5WAF, KG5U, N4AL, W5MJ, W5PF and WF5W will be active on 160-10 metres, CQ WW WPX SSB contest included. They will have three stations (CW, SSB and digital modes) with two amplifiers, log periodics for 10-20 metres and vertical for the other bands. The QSL route for all their C9 callsigns (TBA) is via W5PF. Further information and on-line logs at http://www.tdxs.net/c91.html
26/3 - 4/4 SOUTH COOK ISLANDS; E51SIX
from Rarotonga (from grid BG08dr) for 6m/2m EME operation by W7GJ and ZL1RS. The 6m operation will take place on 50.190 MHz. More station details will be announced as it gets closer to the operation. For more details, visit the following Web page at http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/E51SIX.htm
31/3 - 3/4 CANADA; VE NA-186
from the Fox Islands by VE3LYC. This IOTA group was activated
only once and very briefly by WT2O/VE8 sixteen years ago. He
will operate CW and SSB with 100 watts and a multi-band vertical antenna, with a focus on 20, 30 and 40 metres. Information about callsign and QSLing (direct and bureau) will be posted on QRZ.com before the expedition.
31/3 - 5/4 CANARY ISLANDS; EA8/MØVKY AF-004
from Lanzarote Island. Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters using a FT-857D and 1/2 wave dipoles. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
31/3 - 11/4 NETHERLANDS ANTILLES; PJ2/PA4JJ SA-006
from Curacao. He will operate holiday style on various bands, with a focus on 30, 17 and 12 metres and RTTY/PSK31. QSL via home call. A logsearch will be available at http://www.pa4jj.nl/html/pj2_pa4jj_log.html
1/4 - 8/4 RODRIGUES ISLANDS; 3B9/hc AF-017
by SP2JMR and SP2JMB. They plan to operate SSB and CW on all bands.
1/4 - 11/4 NETHERLANDS ANTILLES; PJ2/PA4JJ SA-006
from Curacao for a holiday style operation. He will try to be active on as many bands as he can, except 160m. He will be on all modes but mostly digital. His equipment is a FT-897 and a a ZS6BKW antenna (which he states can be tuned on 6m, and he will be using WSJT (JT6M) on 6m). QSL direct to his home callsign.
4/4 - 11/4 CHRISTMAS ISLAND; JA1XGI/VK9
by JA1XGI/W8XGI. Activity will be on all bands, including the lower bands, using CW and the digital modes. QSL via JA1XGI, by the bureau or direct.
9/4 - 13/4 MOZAMBIQUE; C91FC
by ON4AEO, ON4CJK, ON7BK, ZR6APT, ZS6ACT, ZS6AYC and ZS6GC. They plan to operate on all bands SSB, RTTY and possibly CW. QSL via ON4CJK. Their website is at http://www.filipstattooshop.be/Mozambique/index.html
9/4 - 17/4 MAURITIUS ISLAND; 3B8/hc AF-049
by SP2JMR and SP2JMB. They plan to operate SSB and CW on all bands.
12/4 - 17/4 WESTERN SAHARA; SØ4R
by a multi-national team of ten operators, EA1CJ, EA1KY, EA2RY, EA3EXV, EA5RM, EA7AJR, F9IE, IN3ZNR, UT7CR and UY7CW. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 160-10 metres with at least three stations. The pilot station will be EA5BZ. QSL via EA5RM. Further information is available at http://www.dxfriends.com/
17/4 - 20/4 COSTA RICA; TI7 NA-191
from San Jose, Murcielago Islands by DK6AO, TI7WGI, DH8WR, DL2RNS, DL2JRM and DL5YWM. They plan to operate around the clock on 80-10 metres CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via DK6AO, direct or bureau. The website for the expedition is at http://www.ti7.info/
18/4 - 26/4 MOROCCO; 5C2A, 5C2C, 5C2F, 5C2G, 5C2J, 5C2L, 5C2SG, 5C2Z and 5C2Y AF-065
from Mogador Island by IK2AQZ (5C2A), IK6CAC (5C2C), I2FUG (5C2F), IZ7GWZ (5C2G), IK7JWX (5C2J), I8LWL (5C2L), IZ7ATN (5C2SG), I8YGZ (5C2Z) and IØSNY (5C2Y). Activity will be on all bands (HF-VHF) and modes (CW, SSB, RTTY PSK31). QSL via their home callsign.
29/4 - 12/5 OGASAWARA; JD1BLK, JD1BMH and JD1BLY AS-031
from Chichijima. They plan to operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 160-6 metres, plus satellite. QSL JD1BLK via JM1LJS, JD1BMH via JG7PSJ and JD1BLY via JI5RPT. Logsearches and further information will be available on their individual websites, http://radio-dream.com/jd1blk/e/ (JD1BLK), http://sapphire.ganko.tohoku.ac.jp/jd1bmh/ (JD1BMH) and
3/5 - 17/5 NAURU; C21TI
EA4ATI is preparing for a DXpedition (with a team of operators) to activate Nauru in the Pacific sometime in May. Tentative dates will be either from May 3-17th (after the cyclone season) or May 16-30th. This is the same location that previous DXpeditions to Nauru have used (such as C21BH, C21SX, C21XF, etc). Activity will be on all HF bands including 60m and 6m. The suggested frequencies mentioned (as of now) are:
CW - 1825.5, 3505, 7005, 10110, 14025, 18075, 21025, 24895 and 28025
SSB - 1825.5, 3799, 5371.5, 7065, 14195, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz
6m - 50.115 MHz (CW/SSB)
They currently have two transceivers with HF amplifiers and will use a yagi beam antenna for 20/15/10 meters and several dipole antennas. QSL will be via EA4ATI.
16/5 - 20/6 NIUE; ZK2V OC-040
by ZL1CT. His 5-week expedition aims to give as many stations as possibile their first QSO with ZK2. Resources are limited, and he will operate mainly on 80, 40, 20 and 15 metres CW and SSB, with some activity on 30, 17 and 12 metres and some RTTY. QSL via N3SL. A log-search will be available at http://www.gm7v.com/zk2v.htm, and he plans to update it as often as possible.
1/6 - 14/6 BAHAMAS; C6AMS NA-001
from New Providence by NA6M, N5RNA, W5TSN, K2CK and K9OWQ. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via NA6M, direct only. Updates and more information can be found at http://www.c6ams.com/
1/6 - 15/5 MALDIVES; 8Q7CQ AS-013
from Kuredu Island by G0VJG. This will be a limited operation because Nobby will be on his honeymoon (and he thanks his wife for putting up with him and the QRM). Activity will be mainly HF SSB but some 6 meters. QSL via Owen, G4DFI.
10/6 - 15/6 FERNANDO DE NORONHA; ZYØF SA-003
by PY2AAZ, PY2TNT, PY2WAS and N6OX from around 23 UTC on 10 June through around 13 UTC on the 15th. Expect activity on 160-10 metres CW and SSB, plus 60m under a special licence granted by the Brazilian authorities. QSL via PY2WAS, direct or bureau.
11/6 - 17/6 BERMUDA; VP9/KF4VTT NA-005
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via his home callsign, by the LoTW, Bureau or direct.
19/6 - 5/7 SAN ANDRES; 5JØM NA-033
by K7BV, concentrate on 6 metres. He may also be QRV on the HF bands. QSL direct to W1JJ. Further information at http://www.qth.com/k7bv/caribe2009/
10/7 - 18/7 ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON; FP/K9OT and FP/KB9LIE NA-032
from Miquelon Island incloding the IARU HF World Championship Contest (July 12-13th). Activity outside of the contest will be on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. K9OT prefers CW on 30 meters and down, while KB9LIE likes SSB, especially on 17, 20 and 40 meters. Location will be Room 5 at Motel de Miquelon (formerly Maxotel). QSL direct with return postage; bureau and LoTW okay. No eQSL. Their Web site is at http://hamradio.pnpfarms.com/
20/7 - 30/7 ALASKA; KL7RRC NA-233 New One!
from Ogliuga Island in the Delarof Islands Group, IOTA Contest included. Look for details on http://www.na-234.com/contact_chuginadak_expedition.html or http://www.na-234.com/index.html (click on "NA-233 Plans").
21/7 - 29/7 BELIZE; V31UR and V31WL NA-073
from Caye Caulker by W6WTG (V31UR) and N2OWL (V31WL). Expect activity on the HF bands and 6 metres, and look for V31UR to participate in the IOTA Contest (25-26 July). QSL via W6UR. Further information and updates at http://www.w6wtg.com/
29/7 - 12/8 LESOTHO; 7P
K5LBU is once again making plans for another African trip, this time to Lesotho.
30/8 - July 2011 FRENCH POLYNESIA; FO
by F5PHW. Since he is there for work, his on air activities will be limited, but he will try to operate as much as possible. If he lives in a house, Phil intends to be active on all HF bands from 80-10 meters mainly on CW and RTTY (possibly some PSK31) with very little SSB using only 100 watts. His antennas from the house QTH will be: 80-40m - Inverted V + HF6VX (GP), 30m - HF6VX, 20-10m - HF6VX + Spiderbeam (not sure). However, if he lives in an apartment the antenna may only be the HF6VX. QSL via F8BPN, by the Bureau or direct.
24/9 - 7/10 NETHERLANDS ANTILLES; PJ2/PA1FJ SA-006
from the Island of Curacao. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL.
5/10 - 19/10 MIDWAY ISLAND; K4M
There seems to be an announcement of a possible operation as K4M. More details are forthcoming.
7/10 - 14/10 SABLE ISLAND; NØTG/CYØ, WA4DAN/CYØ and AA4VK/CYØ NA-063
They plan to have three complete HF stations, with three verticals, one "strategically placed" yagi and at least one wire antenna, and to operate CW and SSB on 160-10 metres, with an emphasis on Asia. Twenty metres are likely to provide most contacts, and they will try to have two stations (CW and SSB) on that band at the same time. QSL via home calls. The website for the expedition is at http://www.cy0dxpedition.com/
19/10 - 17/11 AUSTRALIA; VK7ACG OC-006
from Tasmania by GØWFH. He will operate SSB on 160-10 metres, with a focus on the low bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
CW: 28040, 24920, 21040, 18098, 14040, 10115, 7030 and 3530.
SSB: 28560, 28460, 24950, 21260, 18128, 14260, 7055 and 3755.
The frequencies are NOT exclusive to IOTA!
IOTA net Saturdays at 1300z on 14260 and Sundays at 1300z on 21260!
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