CROATIA, WLOTA 0815, IOTA EU-016,
IOCA CI-051. Date: 26th September – 2nd October 2010 by
Jan 9A/OK1JK, Ruda 9A/OK1HWS, Jiri 9A/OK1IEC. Mode: CW,
PSK (ROS, Hellschreiber, Olivia, SSTV on request/sked).
QSL via Homecall.
Some expedition details:
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES ---> On 23
September the ARRL Awards Committee issued the
following statement on the dissolution of the
"To clarify the administrative process by which the
anticipated changes to the two existing Netherlands
Antilles DXCC entities will be made, the ARRL Awards
Committee has determined that at 0400Z (12:00 AM local
time in the islands) on 10 October 2010, the two
Netherland Antilles DXCC entities will be deleted.>
Commencing at 0400Z (12:00 AM local time) on 10 October,
2010, operation from the islands of Curacao, Bonaire,
Sint Maarten, Saba, and St Eustatius will count for a
yet-to-be-determined number of new entities under the
DXCC List Criteria, and Political Entities, Rule 1
and/or Rule 2 Geographic Separation Entities. When the
Awards Committee determines what Rule 1 or Rule 2
actions apply, it will announce the final disposition of
the entities on the DXCC list.
The DXCC desk will not accept confirmations for these
new entities until after 1 January, 2011".
R1_ant - Mike, RW1AI is currently
active as R1ANP from Russian "Progress
Station (Antarctica). He plans to operate as R1ANP/A
from nearby Chinese “Zhongshan" Station in October and
November, using 100 watts and a vertical antenna.
3Y8XSA, ANTARCTICA. Lars, SM4TUV,
will be working for The Norwegian Polar Institute
in Antarctica starting November 2010. He will remain at
Norwegian Polar Research Station Troll, on Dronning Maud
Land, until December 2011. He is expected to be active
as 3Y8XSA. QSL via SM4TUV.
For more details about the Norwegian Polar Expedition
and the Norwegian Troll field station, visit the
following Web pages:
- 26/9 KAZAKHSTAN; UP44FFF
from the new National Park "Ertis Ormany" (WFF UNFF-027,
by UN3F, UN9FN and UN1F. Activity will be on 80/40/20
meters using CW, SSB, and if they have enough time the
Digital modes. Operations will also be on VHF/UHF. QSL
- 26/9 INDONESIA; YB65C
Celebrating the 65th anniversary of Indonesia Post &
Telecommunications, YB0ECT and others will operate on
80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW and SSB. QSL via YB1GJS
to the ORARI QSL Bureau (Gjellani Joostman Sutama, P.O.
Box 1096, Jakarta 10010, Indonesia).
– 26/9 PALAU; T88NA
by JK1FNL. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-6
metres. QSL via home call.
– 26/9 MALDIVES; 8Q7SO AS-013
from Mirihi Island by JK1KSB. He will operate holiday
style on 80-10 metres CW, RTTY, SSB and PSK31. QSL via
JK1KSB, direct or bureau.
– 27/9 EAST MALAYSIA; 9M6XRO/p (CW)
and 9M6DXX/p (SSB) OC-295
from Pulau Sebatik by 9M6XRO, 9M6DXX, 9W6AMC, 9W6LEE and
G3USR. Two stations will be used with amplifiers to a
HexBeam and verticals located directly above the sea
water, and it is hoped to have both stations on the air
during all the major openings to Europe and North
America. The operation will be on 80-10 metres, with the
emphasis on 40-15 metres. This IOTA group was activated
for the first and only time in July 2006. QSL both
callsigns via M0URX (direct or bureau) and LoTW. See
http://www.m0urx.com/sebatik.html for further
details and for a link to the on-line QSL request form
for both direct and bureau cards.
– 27/9 BERMUDA; VP9/WW3S and VP9/ND8L
QSL via home calls and LoTW. They will participate in
the CQ WW RTTY Contest as VP9I (QSL via N1HRA).
- 28/9 AUSTRALIA; VK5MAV/5 OC-261
from Flinders Island. He expects to operate on 40, 20,
15 and 10 metres, mainly CW. QSL direct or bureau.
– 28/9 RWANDA; 9XØTL
by DL2RUM has extended his stay in Rwanda. QSL via home
- 30/9 HAITI; HH2/S21RC
from Port-Au-Prince. He will be active in the evening of
- 30/9 PUERTO RICO; K4P
by WP4NWP. Activity is to celebrate "Patriots Day" in
Rico. Operations will be on 80-10 meters using CW and
– 30/9 CANADA; K3GV/VY2 NA-029
from Prince Edward Island. He will be QRV on 15 and 20
metres around the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL via home
call, direct or bureau.
- 3/10 AZERBAIJAN; 4K3FF
from Turyanchay Nature Reserve by 4J5T, 4J8VHF, 4K4K and
YL7A. They plan to operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 20 and 40
metres. QSL via YL7A.
- 3/10 REUNION ISLAND; FR
by DJ7RJ. He hopes to operate CW and SSB on 160-10
metres, possibly 6 metres. QSL via home call.
- 4/10 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC; HI7/K3LP
from Punta Cana. It will be a family vacation with
activity on the radio limited to the local late evening
and early morning hours. QSL via home call.
– 31/10 AUSTRALIA; VK100WIA
will be operated
to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Wireless
Institute of Australia. All of the QSOs will be
confirmed automatically via the bureau. Direct cards
with return postage may
be sent to Wireless Institute of Australia, P.O. Box
2042, Bayswater VIC 3153, Australia. Details on
the centenary programme and the relevant operating award
can be found on the WIA website
- 31/10 CANADA; VA7PX NA-075
from Mayne Island. QSL via VE7AXU via
bureau or direct.
- 8/11 BARBADOS; 8P9LJ NA-021
by G0OPA. Activity will be on all HF bands. QSL via his
home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
– 28/11 MADAGASCAR; 5R8HT
by F4DBJ. Activity will be on 80/40 meters (using a
W3DZZ antenna) and on 20/15/10 meters using a vertical
antenna and only using 100 watts. QSL via his home
- 30/11 KAZAKHSTAN; UP25F
by UN7FW. The special callsign is for
the 25th anniversary of Vostochny opencast coal
mine in Ekibastuz, Kazakhstan. QSL via IK2QPR.
– 30/11 EGYPT; SU/HA3JB
from Cairo. Activity will be on CW, RTTY, SSTV, PSK and
some SSB. No bands of operations were provided, but on
past operations he was heard on 80/40/20 meters. He also
plans to be in the CQWW RTTY DX Contest (September
25-26th). QSL via HA3JB. More information and updates
will be available at
- 2010 MONGOLIA; JT7ØAS
by JT1AS to celebrate his 70th birthday. He is using
this call in RTTY and PSK on HF until the end of the
year. QSL cards direct via Sank N., PO Box 719,
- 2010 TAIWAN; 3H1ØØTW, 3T1ØØTW and 3TØTW AS-020
Taiwan is celebrating 100 years Republic of China. The
special event stations are working from the capital
Taipei of Taiwan. QSLs for all three stations should be
sent via the BV bureau.
- 2010 LEBANON; OD5/DL6SN
He plans to be active on 40-10 meters mainly on CW.
Activity over the past week has been on 20/17/12 meters
CW. QSL via DO8LA.
- 2010 MARSHALL IS.; 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
- 2010 ANTARCTICA; R1ANP AN-016
by RW1AI. He will be active from the clubstation R1ANP.
QSLs for this operation via RW1AI.
- 2010 DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO;
special event callsign to celebrate the 50th anniversary
of the independence of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
It will be aired from the club station in Kinshasa by
different local operators. Please be patient with them,
as they "might not be skilfull enough to handle huge
- 2010 VENEZUELA; 4M200/YV200/YW200
Look for several different stations to be active to
celebrate the 200th anniversary of Venezuela's
Independence. Some of the stations that have been active
4M200AJ - Operator Manuel; Activity mainly on PSK on
40/30/20/15/10m. QSL via YV5AJ.
YV200D - Operator Paolo; Activity mainly on RTTY on
30m. QSL via YV1DIG.
YW200A - Operator Alfredo; Activity on PSK and SSB on
20/15m. QSL via YV5SSF.
YW200ER - Operator Elvis; Activity on SSB on
40/20/15m. QSL via YV8ER.
YW200L - Operator Frank; Activity on RTTY and PSK, on
30/15m. QSL via YV5LI.
YW200T - Operator Juan; Activity on SSB, RTTY and
PSK, on 40/30/20/15m. QSL via YV5JBI.
A "Bicentenary of Venezuelan Independence Award" is
available by working all the 6 special callsign:
4M200AJ, YV200D, YW200A, YW200ER, YW200L and YW200T.
More information is expected to be available at
- 2010 CHILE; XR2ØØR
Special event for the 200th anniversary of the
earliest step in the Chilean struggle for indipendence.
QSL via CE1KR, direct or bureau.
- 2010 MEXICO; 4A1B
Two hundred years of Mexican independence and the 100th
anniversary of the Mexican revolution are celebrated by
the Radio Club Queretaro (XE1RCQ). The special callsign
4A1B will be activated throughout the whole year 2010.
The QSL manager is LZ3HI. The logs will be uploaded to
the LoTW as well.
- 2010 MEXICO; 4B
Celebrating the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution and
the Bicentennial of Mexico's Independence, amateur radio
operators from Mexico have been authorized to use
special prefix 4B through the end of the year.
– 2010 BARBADOS; 8P55AW NA-021
The members of the "Amateur Radio Society of Barbados"
(ARSB) are celebrating the 55th anniversary of their
radio club this year. For this reason a special event
station will be active throughout the year. QSL via
– 31/3 2011 ANTARCTICA; VU3BPZ and
from the Maitri Base (WAP IND-03) by VU3BPZ. Updates and
more details are expected on the WAP Web site at
- 20/4 2011 ANGOLA; D2QR
by UT1EO from Lunda Norte Province in northeast Angola.
will be on 40-10 meters on all modes. QSL via RW6HS.
– 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
- August 2011 BAHRAIN; A92IO
by EI3IO. Operations will initially focus on the bands
3.5 MHz to 30 MHz. He also intends to be QRV on 1.8 MHz
for the 2010/2011 winter season. QSL direct to A92IO
(Dave Court, P.O. Box 31183, Budaiya, Bahrain) or via
the bureau to EI3IO. Direct cards may also to be sent to
EI3IO, however these will only be auctioned once or
twice per year. Further information can be found at
- September 2011 ZAMBIA; 9J2KK
by JF1OKX. He plans to start operations on the amateur
radio bands (80-6 metres) during the first 10 days of
July. He will concentrate on the digital modes (PSK31 or
62, RTTY, WSJT and SSTV), with some SSB and CW. QSL via
- 31/12 2011 TAIWAN; BP1ØØ
Taiwan is celebrating its 100th anniversary. For this
event there are two special event stations on the air:
BP100 (QSL via BX4AQ) and BV100 (QSL via BV2KI) from Oct
10 until Dec 31,2011. More information about the
stations and the special award can be found at:
- 30/4 2012 KENYA; 5Z4RH
by IK8VRH is working in Kenya. Requested callsign is
26/9 – 1/10 BRAZIL; PY7XC/p SA-046
from Itamaraca Island. He will operate CW, SSB and
digital modes on 80-10 metres, with 400 watts and wire
antennas. QSL via home call.
27/9 – 30/9 CANADA; K6VVA/VE7 NA-091
from Quadra Island. He plans to operate mainly CW with
some SSB on 40-15 metres. QSL via N6AWD. Updates will be
30/9 – 1/11 ZIMBABWE; Z2/AC7GP
from Harare during a family visit. He plans to operate
SSB, RTTY and PSK31 with 100 watts and dipoles mainly on
Mondays to Fridays, with activity during the CQ WW DX
SSB Contest. QSL via home calls.
1/10 – 30/10 CYPRUS; 5B5Ø
Amateur radio operators in Cyprus are allowed to use the
special prefix 5B50 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of
the Republic of Cyprus.
1/10 – 30/10 UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA; AB6Z NA-066
from San Clemente Island. He will operate CW and some
SSB on 40 and 20 metres during his spare time. QSL via
2/10 – 30/10 TANZANIA; 5H9PD
by W8FV. Activity will probably be on 40-10 meters,
depending on propagation, mostly CW with maybe some
PSK31. There may be some 80 meters. QSL via his home
4/10 – 29/10 MADAGASCAR; 5R8RJ AF-057
from Nosy Be by DJ7RJ. He hopes to operate CW and SSB on
160-10 metres, possibly 6 metres. QSL via home call.
5/10 – 8/10 EAST MALAYSIA; 9M6XRO/p,
9M6DXX/p and 9M6/G3USR OC-133
from Labuan Island. Activity will be on 160-10 metres
CW, SSB and RTTY with two stations using amplifiers to a
Hexbeam, verticals and a 160m inverted-L very close to
the ocean. QSL 9M6XRO/p and 9M6DXX/p via M0URX, QSL
9M6/G3USR via home call.
5/10 – 19/10 GUANTANAMO BAY; KG4AS,
KG4QW, KG4SS and KG4WV
by N4SIA (KG4AS), K4CQW (KG4QW), K4MIL (KG4SS) and W4WV
(KG4WV). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB
and RTTY. QSL via their home callsigns.
6/10 – 15/10 St. MAARTEN, SABA, St.
EUSTATIUS; PJ5/AH6HY NA-145
from Sint Eustatius.
6/10 – 19/10 ACENSION ISLAND; ZD8ZZ
by K7ZZ from an elevation of 2300 ft. on Green Mountain.
This will be a "micro-lite" operation on 160-10 meters
using CW and SSB. His antennas will be two element
phased vertical array. QSL via LoTW or direct to K7ZZ.
6/10 – 20/10 SAINT BARTHELEMY; TO7ZG
by DJ7ZG and DL7AFS. They will operate mainly RTTY, PSK
and SSB on 80-10 metres. QSL via DL7AFS, direct or
bureau. Further information and log search at
6/10 – 21/10 MARSHALL IS; V7 OC-029,
from Majuro (OC-029), from Enewetak Atoll (OC-087,
requested call V73QQ) on 12-15 October, from Ujelang
Atoll (OC-278, new one, requested call V73RRC)
indicatively between 16 and 19 October and possibly
again from Enewetak on 20-21 October by N3QQ. QSL via
N7RO. The website for the expedition is at
6/10 – 9/11 CANADA; VYØJA NA-008
from CFS Alert on Ellesmere Island by VY1JA, active in
his spare time. He will operate mainly CW running low
power into wire antennas. QSL via N3SL (Japanese
stations can go via JA3JM).
7/10 – 22/10 TEMOTU; H40KJ and H40BQ
from Pigeon Island by SP5DRH (H40KJ) and SP3BQ (H40BQ).
They will focus on 160 and 80 metres CW, with operations
on the higher bands (including
some digital modes activity on 20 and 30 metres)
depending on propagation. QSL via
home calls, direct or bureau. Further information can be
8/10 - 14/10 AUSTRALIA; K9LUK/VK4
from North Stradbroke Island. Activity will be sporadic,
but look for him on 14260 kHz. QSL via his home
callsign, direct only.
8/10 – 16/10 SINT MAARTEN; PJ5 NA-145
from St. Eustatius by K1XM and others to operate CW, SSB
and RTTY on 160-10 metres. QSL via KQ1F.
8/10 – 18/10 BONAIRE & CURACAO;
from Curacao. QSL via home call.
9/10 – 15/10 St. EUSTATIUS; PJ5/AA4NC
from Sint Eustatius. He states to QSL via LoTW or direct
only to AA4NC. NO BUREAU QSLs.
10/10 – 20/10 ST. MAARTEN, SABA, ST.
from Sint Maarten by a multi-national team of twelve
experienced operators (DJ9ZB, I8NHJ, K4SV, K6KK, K6MM,
K6TD, K9CT, K9ZO, N2WB, NF4A, W6OSP and W8GEX). The
group plans to have four stations on the air 24/7, and
will have two additional stations that can be activated
if needed. They will work all bands CW, SSB and RTTY.
Callsign TBA, QSL via KQ1F. Look at
http://www.stmaarten2010.com/ for updates.
10/10 – 23/10 TOGO; 5V7TT
by a Italian team. They plan to operate CW, SSB and RTTY
on 160-10 metres with three stations. Further
information and a band/mode survey can be found at
QSL direct to I2YSB. The Bureau QSL manager will be
10/10 – 23/10 St. MAARTEN, SABA, St.
from Saba and Sint Eustatius. Two teams will operate
over a two-week period from two different locations on
the island. Saba and Sint Eustatius should be one the
new DXCC Entities resulting from the dissolution of the
Netherlands Antilles. Bookmark
http://www.saba2010.com/ for further information,
updates, log search and QSLling instructions.
10/10 – 24/10 BONAIRE; PJ4
A multi-national team of 15-20 operators is being formed
to be active from Bonaire "in anticipation of the new
DXCC status on 10 October 2010. The first operation will
be run on 10-18 October by a group led by K8ND. They
will be followed closely by a team of nine operators
from the U.S. and Germany, including a M/M entry in the
CQWW SSB Contest. Expect activity on all bands and
modes. The station will be opened also to amateurs
participating in the GAREC conference (11-12 October),
as well as to any local Curacao amateurs who wish to
operate from Signal Point during the post 10-10-10 week.
10/10 – 2/11 CURACAO; PJ2/K8ND and
by K8ND and W9VA will be the first team to arrive at
Signal Point Station on Curacao just before the 10/10/10
date. QSL via their home callsign.
The PJ2T callsign will be used
beginning at 0400z on October 10th, when the Netherlands
Antilles is dissolved and Curacao becomes an autonomous
country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands (and
likely a new DXCC Entity). Eventually, the team
will grow to 9 operators from the U.S. and Germany, and
they will be there through November 2nd, and operate in
the CQWW DX SSB Contest as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via
N9AG and LoTW.
10/10 – 31/12 2011 TAIWAN; BV1ØØ
Taiwan is celebrating its 100th anniversary. QSL via
BV2KI. More information about the stations and the
special award can be found at:
15/10 – 18/10 St. MAARTEN; PJ7/AA4NC
from Sint Maarten. He states to QSL via LoTW or direct
only to AA4NC. NO BUREAU QSLs.
15/10 – 22/10 St. MAARTEN, SABA, St.
EUSTATIUS; PJ7/AH6HY NA-105
from Sint Maarten.
15/10 – 31/10 MOZAMBIQUE; C91DJ,
C91MV, C91DL, C91KW, C91AV, C91GF and C91JR
from Bilene by GI4FUM (C91DJ), GI8MIV (C91MV), G4LDL
(C91DL), G8KWD (C91KW), ZS6AVM (C91AV), ZS6GF (C91GF)
and ZS6JR (C91JR). For the Jamboree On the Air (16-17
October) they will operate as C91MS (Mozambique Scouts),
while during the CW WW DX SSB Contest they will operate
as C91WW. Between these two events they will operate
under their individual callsigns. Most activity will be
SSB, although they may be able to do some CW, PSK31 and
RTTY. The QSL manager for the expedition is GI4FUM.
Further information at http:/www.3da0ss.net/
16/10 – 22/10 AUSTRALIA; VK4LDX/P
from Fitzroy Island. This IOTA hasn't been on the air
since 2003. He will be on the island with his wife, so
his activity will be holiday style. He will be running
100 watts into verticals and/or dipoles for 40/20/15
meters, using SSB, PSK31 and RTTY. He will have a
beachside cabin and will be setting up the antennas
right on the beach. QSL info is available on QRZ.com and
please visit the following Blog page for regular updates
20/10 – 30/10 GREENLAND; OX/hc NA-151
from Tasiilaq/Ammassalik by DF9TM, DL1RTL, DL2SWW and
DL2VFR are in the planning stages for an IOTA operation.
They plan to operate CW, SSB and RTTY.
Further information is expected in due course. Website:
20/10 – 4/11 BOTSWANA; A25
by I0ZY (A25ZY), IK1MDF (A25DF), IZ5MMB (A25MB), K5LBU
(A25CF), K5ZOL and KD5TAN (A25AN). They plan to have
three stations on the air operating 160-6 meters,
depending on conditions. The group will also be in the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) using the callsign
A25HQ. Each operator, using their own callsign, will
handle their own QSL cards by the Bureau or direct
(QRZ.com address). QSL for A25HQ go via K5LBU. The logs
will be uploaded via CLUBLOG daily (depending on the
InterNet connection). The group is looking for sponsors.
For more details and update, visit their Web page at:
20/10 - 10/11 ST. KITTS & NEVIS;
from the Calypso Bay, St. Kitts (WW Loc. FK87SG) by
W5JON. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using an ICOM
amp (350 watts) into a ZS6BKW design "All-Band Dipole"
antenna. His operations will include the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.
QSL via W5JON.
21/10 – 25/10 MARIANA IS; KK6WW/KHØ,
KHØR, AC2BO/KHØ, WHØAA and KR1V/KHØ OC-O86
from Saipan BY JA6EGL (KK6WW/KH0), JE6DND (KH0R), JA6JXN
(AC2BO/KH0), JA6GLD (WH0AA) and JR6DRH (KR1V/KH0). They
will operate on 160-10m CW and SSB. QSL direct to home
21/10 – 29/10 SABLE ISLAND;
AA4VK/CYØ, AI5P/CYØ, NØTG/CYØ and WA4DAN/CYØ
On 160-6 metres CW, SSB and RTTY, with a "minimal effort
for supplying the mulitiplier" during the CQ WW DX SSB
Contest. ALL QSL requests via NØTG. An ONLINE QSL
Request service will be established as an optional
method. Look for updates on the Web site as details
21/10 – 4/11 BOTSWANA; A25CF, A25BI,
A25AN, A25ZY, A25DF, A25MB and A25ASL
by K5LBU (A25CF), K5ZOL (A25BI), KD5TAN (A25AN), I0ZY
(A25ZY), IK1MDF (A25DF), IZ5MMB (A25MB) and W5SL
(A25ASL). They plan to operate with three stations on
160-10 metres (hopefully also on 6m) and to participate
in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as A25HQ (QSL via K5LBU).
QSL via home calls. The group has a website at
21/10 – 11/11 THE GAMBIA; C56FR
by ON4TA. This is NOT a DXpedition but a "private
visit". Activity will be on 20 and 17 meters SSB using
simple wire antennas and 100 watts. He also plans to
experiment with Yagi antennas on 6m, 2m and 70cm. He
mentions that there "might be
an opening on 2m or 70cm across the Atlantic...". PLEASE
QSL by the Bureau to ON4TA.
24/10 CANADA; VC1J
Activity is to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the
United Nations (UN) and the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Operations will be from the "Joggins Fossil Cliffs"
which became a UNESCO site last year. Look for them on
many different modes. A special event QSL card will be
available. Listen for QSL instructions.
25/10 – 1/11 SENEGAL; 6V7T
by F5RAV. Activity will be on SSB and PSK31, and on
160-10 meters (including 17 and 12m with a dipole only).
He is planning to be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
30-31st). QSL via only direct to his home callsign. See
details on QRZ.com. Also, visit his BLOG page at
25/10 – 1/11 CANADA; VE2IM
by VE3DZ during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry.
Activity before and after the contest will be on CW and
RTTY, the low bands and 30/17 meters. QSL via VE3DZ,
direct or by the Bureau.
25/10 – 2/11 ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON;
from Miquelon by KV1J. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
and 70cm (Satellite AO-51), using CW, SSB, RTTY and
PSK31, generally on the highest frequency band that is
open (no permission for 60m). He will also be in the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a
Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign,
direct or by the Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW
and eQSL about one week after his return. More
25/10 – 25/11 2011 CYPRUS; 5B5ØJ
5B4AHJ will celebrate his 50th anniversary as a licensed
radio amateur on October 25th. Activity will be on CW
and SSB. QSL via 5B4AHJ and LoTW.
26/10 – 2/11 RWANDA; 9XØSP
by DL7DF, DL4WK, DL7VEE and DL7UFR. They will be active
with two stations on 160-10 metres CW and SSB, plus one
station dedicated to RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV. QSL for both
callsigns via DL7DF, direct or bureau. More information
and on-line logs at
26/10 – 10/11 MADAGASCAR; 5R8X AF-013
from Antananarivo by OH2BH, OH2PM, OH6KN, OH7EA and
OH8NC, CQ WW DX SSB Contest included. The operation,
which will be conducted in cooperation with Ake (5R8FU),
is primarily targeted to satisfy global demand on the
low bands. OH2PM and OH6KN will dedicate their efforts
to 160 and 80 metres. The team will be using a large
field and a setup of vertical antennas on all low bands.
Activity on 30, 17 and 12 metres will also be provided.
27/10 – 1/11 PALAU; T88OM OC-009
from the Island of Palau by JA1FMZ. Activity will be
holiday style on 20-10 meters using SSB, but he also
plans to participate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
30-31st). QSL via his home callsign, direct (see
QRZ.com), LoTW or e-QSL. Visit his Blog page at
27/10 – 1/11 NICARAGUA; YN2AA
by N6GQ Activity will be on 160-10 meters and will
include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st). He
will be using a K3 radio and 1 KW amp into the following
antennas: a Tribander, 2 element 40m beam, wires and
beverages for 80/160m. QSL via NN3W, by the Bureau or
direct. U.S. stations, please send SASE; DX stations,
please send SAE with GS or IRC. Bureau service will take
time. Logs will also be uploaded to LoTW.
27/10 – 14/11 FIJI; 3D2A OC-016
from Viti Levu Island by VK4AN. Activity will be on
160-10 meters including 30/17/12 meters, using CW, SSB,
RTTY and PSK31. He will use a Flex-5000A radio with a
laptop into DX88 vertical, 3-element tri-band beam and a
sloper for 160/80/40m. QSL via VK4AN. Aisea, 3D2AA, will
join Eddie and be active in the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single
29/10 – 2/11 MICRONESIA; V63CJB
from Chuuk Island by JJ2CJB. His operations will be
mainly during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st).
Activity outside of the contest will be holiday style on
75/40/20/15/10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW or
to his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
29/10 – 4/11 MICRONESIA; V63DX, V63T
and V63EPO OC-010
from Pohnpei Island by JA7HMZ (V63DX), JA7GYP (V63T) and
JA7EPO (V63EPO). Activity will be on all bands and
modes. QSL via their home callsigns. The group will also
be an entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest(October 30-31st)
as V6B. QSL via JA7HMZ.
NOVEMBER SENEGAL; 6W/EI6DX
will once again be active from Somone, which is located
70 km southeast of Dakar. He will concentrate on the
lower bands and CW and take part in the CQ WW DX CW
Contest (November 27-28th) as a
Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via RX3RC, by
the Bureau or direct. Look for updates at
NOVEMBER CANADA; CG3MUG
Activity is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of
"Thunder Bay MCTS Centre (Canadian Coast Guard Radio
Station)" located at the western end of Lake Superior.
They plan to be active on VHF and
HF bands using CW, SSB, PSK, RTTY and FM, as well as
VoIP (CQ100) and perhaps other Digital modes. There will
be several options for amateur radio stations and SWLers
to obtain a special 100th anniversary CG3MUG QSL card (a
certificate may also be designed). As it gets closer to
the event, and they make the final preparations, they
will update the CG3MUG listing on the QRZ.com.
1/11 – 6/11 MAURITIUS; 3B8/DG5MMW
from Mauritius Island. Activity will be possibly holiday
style on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, by the
Bureau or direct.
1/11 – 15/11 VANUATU; YJØHA OC-035
from Efate Island by HA5UK and HA5AO. Activity is
planned for 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and
SSTV modes. Depending on "local circumstances and
possibilities", they may also go and operate for one day
from Emae Island (OC-111). More details, like station
setup, antennas, etc. will be forthcoming in due time. A
Web site is now active at
A survey is available for band and mode needs. Also an
online log will be available on this site. QSL via
HA5UK, direct, by the Bureau and LoTW.
2/11 – 11/11 BURUNDI; 9UØA
by DL7DF, DL4WK, DL7VEE and DL7UFR). They will be active
with two stations on 160-10 metres CW and SSB, plus one
station dedicated to RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV. QSL for both
callsigns via DL7DF, direct or bureau. More information
and on-line logs at
15/11 – 18/12 MADAGASCAR; 5R8IC
from Saint Marie Island by F6ICX. Activity will be
holiday style, operating CW, RTTY, and PSK63, and using
100 watts into various GPs or Inverted-Ls and a Hexbeam
for 20-10 meters. There will be no online log during his
activity. QSL via his home callsign
17/11 – 30/11 THE GAMBIA; C5ØC and
by the OMØC Contest Crew including a Multi-Multi entry
in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as C5A. Nine operators
(OK1DIX, OK1DO, OK1FFU, OK1NY, OK1RI, OK8WW/OM2TW,
OM2RA, OM5AW and OM6NM) will run up to six stations at
the same time. QSL for all callsigns via OM2FY, direct
or bureau. Further information and updates at
17/11 – 1/12 PALMYRA ISLAND &
JARVIS; N5E OC-081
from Jarvis Island (dates depending on weather and sea
conditions). A large group of operators will staff 12
stations on CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-6 metres.
Applications for the required government permits have
been submitted to the US Fish & Wildlife Service. No
individual contributions are being solicited until the
permits have been received.
18/11 – 22/11 VENEZUELA; YW5LF SA-059
from Los Frailes Islands. QSL via DM4TI. More details
18/11 – 1/12 THE GAMBIA; C50C or C52C
by members of the Czech and Slovak OMØC Contest Crew.
The special callsign C5A will be reserved for the CQWW
DX CW Contest. The team members of The Gambia 2010
DXpedition are OK8WW/OM2TW, OK1RI, OM5AW, OM6NM, OM2RA,
OK1DO, OK1DIX, OK1FFU and OK1NY. For more details and
updates, visit their Web at
18/11 – 3/12 St. MAARTEN, SABA, St. EUSTATIUS;
PJ5/SP6IXF and PJ5/SP6EQZ
from St.Eustatius. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on
160-10 metres. QSL via home calls. A dedicated website
is under construction.
19/11 – 5/12 KERMADEC IS; ZL8X OC-039
from Raoul Island by the core team of the very
successful DXpeditions to Norfolk Island in 2007
(VK9DNX) and Willis Island in 2008 (VK9DWX), plus a few
high experienced operators, will be active in November.
According to the preliminary schedule, thirteen
operators, DJ5IW, DJ9RR, DK1II, DL1MGB, DL3DXX, DL5CW,
DL5LYM, DL5XL, DL6FBL, DL8LAS, DL8OH, SP5XVY and SV2KBS
expect to be QRV with seven high power stations on
160-10 metres CW, SSB and RTTY. Further information,
including log search and an Online QSL Request System
(OQRS) for either bureau and direct cards, can be found
20/11 – 23/11 NETHERLANDS ANTILLES;
from St. Maarten by K1GI/JN3NFQ. Activity will be
"family style" on 80-10 meters including 30/17/12 meters
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. His equipment will
be a FT-450 using a dipole for 40/20m, Deltaloop for
15/10m and a Buddipole for 80/30/17/12m. QSL via JG2BRI,
by the Bureau or direct (See detail on QRZ.com).
Remember, the Netherlands Antilles will cease to exist
as a country as October 10th, and St. Maarten is
possibly another new entity for the DXCC Award.
20/11 – 29/11 BAHAMAS; C6ATA
by K2KW. Activity will be mainly CW on 40 meters and the
30/17/12 meter bands. He will also be in the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 27-28th) as a
Single-Op/Single-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via WA4WTG.
22/11 – 30/11 ST. BARTHELEMY;
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, RTTY and
SSB. He will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via VE3EY.
24/11 – 28/11 MICRONESIA; V63YT
from Pohnpei by JE1SCJ, including activity during the CQ
WW DX CW Contest. He plans to be QRV on 160-6m mostly
CW, with some SSB, RTTY and PSK31, using 100 watts, wire
antennas and a yagi for 6m. Outside the contest he will
focus on 160, 30, 17 and 12 metres. Suggested
frequencies are 1824 (QSX up/down), 3510 (QSX up), 7010,
10110, 14010,18080, 21010, 24900, 28010 and 50090 kHz.
QSL via JE1SCJ, direct or bureau.
26/11 – 30/11 EAST MALAYSIA; 9M6/KMØO
from Kinarut, Sabah (WLOTA 0119, Grid Loc. OJ85AT). His
main activity will be the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. He has work to
do on the antennas for 80 and 160 meters, so he will be
emphasizing those bands before and after the contest.
QSL via LoTW, by the Bureau or KM0O.
26/11 – 6/12 VIETNAM; XV AS-128
from Phu Quoc Island by DL7DF with XYL. Activity will be
on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV.
Hes equipment will consists of a transceivers K2, a
XV600, some lowband verticals and dipoles, a HF9V, and
some beverage antennas. QSL via DL7DF, direct or by the
German DARC QSL Bureau.
5/12 – 13/12 ST. LUCIA; J6/homecall
by K4MK, K8EAB, N4LA, N7UN, NX8L, W3FF, W4OKW and W7ZT.
There will be three fixed stations active on 160-10
metres CW, SSB, and RTTY. At the same time, several
teams will be battery-only, field portable either from
St Lucia beaches or mountain tops. The group is applying
for a unique J6BP callsign for the ARRL 10 Meter Contest
(11-12 December). QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or direct to the
operator's home call. Further information can be found
6/1 – 24/1 SPRATLY IS; DXØDX AS-051
from Pagasa Island by VK3FY and a multi-national team of
about 30 operators from nine countries divided up into
three groups will be active on all bands and modes. The
plan is to have four CW stations, four SSB, two
RTTY/digital modes and one VHF/UHF station. QSL via
N2OO. Visit the DX9DX page at
27/1 – 8/2 SOUTH ORKNEY IS; VP8ORK
from the South Orkney Islands by K9ZO, ND2T, 9V1YC,
K0IR, N1DG, N0AX, W3WL, N6MZ, I8NHJ, N4GRN, WB9Z, W7EW,
K6AW, EY8MM and VE3EJ on all HF bands 160m-10m using
SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL Manager is Garry,
VE3XN. The website for the DXpedition is at
4/2 – 17/2 SAO TOME & PRINCIPE; S9DX
from Ilheu das Rolas by DD2ML, DF1AL, DK1AX, DL2JRM,
DL7VEE, DM2AYO and DM5TI. They plan to operate CW, SSB
and RTTY on 160-6 metres with three stations and an
emphasis on the low bands, CW and RTTY. QSL via DL1RTL.
Further information can be found at
Mars SIERRA LEONE; 9L
Four Dutch radio amateurs will be active for three weeks
in March 2011. PA3A, PA3AN, PA8AD and PD0CAV plan to
operate, hopefully as 9L5MS, on 160-10 metres CW, SSB
and RTTY, using three stations with amplifers and
several beam and vertical antennas. QSL via PA3AWW,
direct or bureau. An OQRS for direct cards will be
available on the expedition's website. Further
information on the project can be found at
1/3 – 17/3 WEST KIRIBATI; T3ØAQ and
from Tarawa Island by SP5EAQ and SP5DRH. Activity will
be on all bands 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
SP5DRH, will focus mainly on 160 meters and 30 meters
RTTY, with some 80 meters. SP5EAQ is a SSB operator and
will operate on the remaining bands. They will have two
separate stations using Elecraft K3/100 with 600w amps.
Antennas are: 18m high Spiderbeam poles (few 9m long
poles) and a GP5 antenna by SP7GXP. They will try to
operate at the same time. SP5EWY, will be their pilot
station for this operation. QSL via their home callsigns.
For more details and update, visit their Web site at
23/3 – 30/3 BELIZE; V31MM, V31PM and
from Placentia by WB2REM, W4PGM and KD2JA. During the
2011 CQ WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th), they will use
the callsign V31MM. Prior to the contest and after the
contest, they will be operating under their own
individual callsigns. QSL direct only to each operator's
callsign. QSL V31MM via Jim/WB2REM, V31GB via
Glenn/KD2JA and V31PM via Paul/W4PGM. Operators will be
on both CW and SSB, 160-6 meters with a concentration on
the 30/17/12 meter bands and 6 meters. When QSLing,
please supply a SASE (from stateside) or (Overseas) Self
Addressed Envelope (SAE) with either a green stamp
depending on the U.S. Air Mail Rate at the time or an
IRC. This will ensure you will receive a response to
your QSL request.
30/3 – 2/4 MARIANA IS; WE8A/KHØ and
from Northern Mariana Island. WE8A will focus on 80-6
meters including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW and
SSB, while K8RLY will operate only SSB including the AM
mode if requested. QSL ONLY direct to their JA addresses.
9/4 – 22/4 REUNION ISLAND; TO2Z
by F4FLF. He states that this is a holiday style
operation and not a DXpedition. He does mention that he
will be on every evening operating on SSB, PSK and RTTY.
QSL via his home callsign.
21/7 – 25/7 ALASKA; KL NA-242
from the North Slope County West group of Alaska are
planning by K6VVA and K9AJ, with a possible side trip to
the rare NA-172 group. Further information and a
dedicated web site are expected in due course.
1/10 – 10/10 CONWAY REEF; 3D2C OC-112
by YT1AD, K3LP and friends. Activity will be on 160-10
meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV and PSK31. They will
also be on 6 and 2 meters using EME using WSJT65 A,B,C
on the following frequencies:
50.375 MHz and 144.375 MHz. BEACON on 50 MHz at 50.095
The following are suggested frequencies:
CW - 1820, 3503, 7005, 10105, 14025, 18075, 21025, 24895
SSB - 1835, 3795, 5403.5, 7082, 14190, 18150, 21295,
24950 and 28495
RTTY - 1835, 3582, 7035, 10145, 14081, 18100, 21081,
24920 and 28081
SSTV - 3723, 7035, 14230, 21335 and 28680
PSK31 - 1835, 3582, 7035, 10145, 14081, 18100, 21081,
24920 and 28081 kHz
QSL Manager is YT1AD. QSL by the Bureau or direct to:
Dr. Hrane Milosevic, 36206 Vitanovac, Serbia (PLEASE
send: QSL + SAE + SASE w/1 IRC or 1 USD for normal post,
2 USDs for airmail).
The 3D2C Web page is up and running (some parts still
under construction) at
CW: 28040, 24920, 21040, 18098, 14040, 10115, 7030 and
SSB: 28560, 28460, 24950, 21260, 18128, 14260, 7055 and
The frequencies are NOT exclusive to IOTA!
IOTA net Saturdays at 1300z on 14260 and Sundays at
1300z on 21260!
SM3CVM 2010-September 25