09.02.2018 currently : Feb. 18 : Z60A[1] 2018: VP6D[2] 3Y Info[3]
Date EU AF AS NA/SA OC
09. Feb 18 Fr   J52EC C5DX D68I   XU7YTT   V47UR C6A** V31** V31VP   3D2GE 5W0LR T88RF    
10. Feb 18 Sa   J52EC C5DX D68I[4]   XU7YTT   V47UR C6A** V31** V31VP   A31GE 5W0LR T88RF[5]    
11. Feb 18 So   J52EC C5DX   9XSDA XU7YTT   V47UR C6A** V31** V31VP   A31GE 5W0LR    
12. Feb 18 Mo   J52EC C5DX   9XSDA XU7YTT   V47UR[6] C6A** V31** V31VP[7]   A31GE 5W0LR    
13. Feb 18 Di   J52EC C5DX CN2** 9XSDA XU7YTT   VP5/K0PC C6A** V31** 6Y2T V26PE   A31GE 5W0LR    
14. Feb 18 Mi   J52EC C5DX CN2** 9XSDA XU7YTT[8]   VP5/K0PC C6A** V31** 6Y2T V26PE VP2MKG   ZL/OE3GEA 5W0LR    
15. Feb 18 Do   J52EC C5DX CN2** 9XSDA     VP5/K0PC C6A** V31** 6Y2T V26PE VP2MKG VP9/W6PH ZL/OE3GEA 5W0LR    
16. Feb 18 Fr   J52EC C5DX[9] CN2** 9XSDA     VP5/K0PC C6A** V31** 6Y2T V26PE VP2MKG VP9/W6PH ZL/OE3GEA 5W0LR    
17. Feb 18 Sa   J52EC D44EE CN2** 9XSDA     VP5K C6A** V31** 6Y2T V26PE VP2MKG VP9/W6PH ZL/OE3GEA 5W0LR FK/JG1XMV    
18. Feb 18 So   J52EC D44EE[10] CN2** 9XSDA[11]     VP5K C6A** V31** 6Y2T V26PE VP2MKG VP9/W6PH ZL/OE3GEA 5W0LR FK/JG1XMV    
19. Feb 18 Mo   J52EC   CN2**       VP5/K0PC C6A** V31** 6Y2T V26PE VP2MKG VP9/W6PH[12] ZL/OE3GEA 5W0LR FK/JG1XMV    
20. Feb 18 Di   J52EC TY1TT CN2**[13]       VP5/K0PC[14] C6A**[15] V31** 6Y2T[16] V26PE VP2MKG   ZL/OE3GEA 5W0LR FK/JG1XMV    
21. Feb 18 Mi   J52EC[17] TY1TT           V31**   V26PE VP2MKG    E51GEA 5W0LR FK/JG1XMV CE0Y/DF8AN    
22. Feb 18 Do     TY1TT           V31**   V26PE VP2MKG    E51GEA 5W0LR[18] FK/JG1XMV CE0Y/DF8AN    
23. Feb 18 Fr     TY1TT           V31**   V26PE VP2MKG    E51GEA 3D2EU FK/JG1XMV CE0Y/DF8AN    
24. Feb 18 Sa     TY1TT     XV9DLH     V31**   V26PE VP2MKG    E51GEA 3D2EU FK/JG1XMV CE0Y/DF8AN H44YM    
25. Feb 18 So     TY1TT     XV9DLH     V31**[19]   V26PE VP2MKG   FO/OE3GEA 3D2EU FK/JG1XMV CE0Y/DF8AN H44YM    
26. Feb 18 Mo     TY1TT   XV9HL XV9DLH H7DX   V26PE VP2MKG   FO/OE3GEA 3D2EU FK/JG1XMV CE0Y/DF8AN H44YM    
27. Feb 18 Di     TY1TT   XV9HL XV9DLH H7DX   V26PE[20] VP2MKG[21]   FO/OE3GEA 3D2EU FK/JG1XMV CE0Y/DF8AN H44YM    
28. Feb 18 Mi     TY1TT[22]   XV9HL XV9DLH H7DX     FO/OE3GEA 3D2EU FK/JG1XMV CE0Y/DF8AN[23] H40YM    
01. Mrz 18 Do     XV9HL XV9DLH H7DX 4B4B   FO/OE3GEA 3D2EU FK/JG1XMV YJ0GB H40YM    
02. Mrz 18 Fr   Z2LA   XV9HL XV9DLH H7DX 4B4B   FO/OE3GEA 3D2EU FK/JG1XMV YJ0GB H40YM XR0YD  
03. Mrz 18 Sa   Z2LA   XV9HL XV9DLH H7DX 4B4B   FO/OE3GEA 3D2EU FK/JG1XMV[24] YJ0GB H40YM XR0YD  
04. Mrz 18 So   Z2LA   XV9HL XV9DLH[25] H7DX 4B4B   FO/OE3GEA 3D2EU   YJ0GB H40YM XR0YD  
05. Mrz 18 Mo   Z2LA   XV9HL   H7DX 4B4B   FO/OE3GEA 3D2EU   YJ0GB H40YM XR0YD  
06. Mrz 18 Di   Z2LA   XV9HL   H7DX[26] 4B4B   FO/OE3GEA 3D2EU   YJ0GB H40YM XR0YD  
07. Mrz 18 Mi   Z2LA TY***   XV9HL   V31GX 4B4B PJ2/PB1HT       FO/OE3GEA 3D2EU   YJ0GB H40YM XR0YD  
08. Mrz 18 Do   Z2LA TY***   XV9HL   V31GX 4B4B PJ2/PB1HT       FO/OE3GEA 3D2EU   YJ0GB H40YM XR0YD  
09. Mrz 18 Fr   Z2LA TY*** TN5R   XV9HL[27] XX9B V31GX 4B4B PJ2/PB1HT       FO/OE3GEA 3D2EU   YJ0GB H40YM XR0YD  
10. Mrz 18 Sa   Z2LA TY*** TN5R 3B8XF   XX9B V31GX 4B4B PJ2/PB1HT       FO/OE3GEA 3D2EU 9M0W YJ0GB H40YM XR0YD TX5X
11. Mrz 18 So   Z2LA[28] TY*** TN5R 3B8XF[29]   XX9B V31GX 4B4B PJ2/PB1HT       KH6/OE3GEA 3D2EU 9M0W YJ0GB H40YM XR0YD TX5X
12. Mrz 18 Mo     TY*** TN5R     XX9B V31GX 4B4B PJ2/PB1HT PJ2/DK5ON       KH6/OE3GEA 3D2EU 9M0W YJ0GB H40YM XR0YD TX5X
13. Mrz 18 Di     TY*** TN5R     XX9B V31GX 4B4B PJ2/PB1HT PJ2/DK5ON       KH6/OE3GEA 3D2EU 9M0W YJ0GB H40YM XR0YD TX5X
14. Mrz 18 Mi     TY*** TN5R     XX9B V31GX 4B4B PJ2/PB1HT PJ2/DK5ON       KH6/OE3GEA 3D2EU 9M0W YJ0GB H40YM XR0YD TX5X
15. Mrz 18 Do     TY*** TN5R     XX9B V31GX 4B4B[30] PJ2/PB1HT PJ2/DK5ON       KH6/OE3GEA 3D2EU 9M0W YJ0GB H40YM XR0YD[31] TX5X
16. Mrz 18 Fr     TY*** TN5R     XX9B V31GX[32] PJ4/*** PJ2/PB1HT PJ2/DK5ON       KH6/OE3GEA 3D2EU[33] 9M0W YJ0GB H40YM   TX5X
17. Mrz 18 Sa     TY*** TN5R     XX9B[34] VP2EGO PJ4/*** PJ2/PB1HT PJ2/DK5ON       KH6/OE3GEA   9M0W YJ0GB H44YM[35]   TX5X[36]

[1]
JANUARY 30 — A new team of G3TXF, IK0FVC, K9JF, VE7NY, DL3DXX, DL5CW and DJ5IW will be at work soon with three radios again as they lost one that had to be replaced. In total, hams from 10 countries will participate in the project’s current phase.

Last Sunday marked a wonderful and memorable reception honoring the recent DXCC status of the Republic of Kosovo. Speeches were made by the SHARK president Vjollca, Z61VB, Kosovo’s regulator (ARKEP) Chairman, Kreshnik Gashi as well as ARRL Honorary VP Jim, K9JF and IARU’s R1 Secretary Hans, PB2T. Their remarks were complemented by words from Project Goodwill’s Kosovo coordinator, Martti, OH2BH. All were emotionally touched by this long march of 10-years, further enhancing the original U.S State Department recognition in February, 2008, while now saluting Kosovo’s official entry into the DXCC world on an equal basis.

Z60A – Republic of Kosovo (New DXCC Entity!)
January 25, 2018 NEWS UPDATE
It is surprisingly cold in Kosovo as temperatures are running record low for this week – today it was minus 13 C (8F). The group is in good spirits and keeping Z60A activated as much as they can with their other duties. Another challenging issue is a noise that arise at dark when hundreds of lights come on – increasing in number are those noisy LED lights now penetrating the market. Nothing we can do about those other than suffering with up to S8 noise.
But as our U.S and Canadian reps; Jim, K9JF and Sandro, VE7NY, arrive they will hopefully be able to pull out their familiar call signs out the noise. Patience is needed as we are not able to move the party-location and the SHRAK HQ to more suitable noise free place.
More bands will be added for the weekend and among them 160M and 17M. The team will be enhanced by K9JF, PB2T, VE7NY, IK0FVC, G3TXF and DL3DXX and others so the firepower will be added after the weekend’s Independence ceremonies, added to the DXCC happiness.
The Internet is very sporadic thus the Club Log uploads can be delayed up to 24-hours.
Best wishes from the Republic of Kosovo.
Team Z60A
[2]
Press Release #1
Dec 1, 2017
VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition (OC-182)

The Perseverance DX Group (pdxg.net) is pleased to announce their planned activation of Ducie Island (a Marine Protected Area), currently Clublog #29 most wanted. Planning has begun for an expedition in Oct/Nov, 2018.

Landing permission, visas and radio license have been issued. A team of 14 operators will be on the island for up to 14 days. The team will depart from Mangareva, French Polynesia aboard the expedition ship Braveheart. Seven (7) operating positions are planned for 160-10 meters, SSB/CW/Digital, including FT8.

The team includes: Dave K3EL, Pista HA5AO, Les W2LK, Heye DJ9RR, Mike WA6O, Jacky ZL3CW, Arnie N6HC, Steve W1SRD, Chris N6WM, Laci HA0NAR, Ricardo PY2PT, Walt N6XG, Gene K5GS, currently one open position to be filled.

Watch the usual DX sources – we will announce additional details as they develop.

Website:  vp6d.com, Twitter and Facebook will also be available.

Please direct questions to:  info@vp6d.com

73,
Team Ducie – 2018
[3]
DX-World just received info from a Norwegian contact that the 3Y0I license has been renewed. A landing permit has also been issued by the Norwegian Polar Institute.

No dates of activity are mentioned but the permit is good until February 2019. However, DX-World contact suggests activity could be sometime this year. (see new info below)

For info, this website has recently been updated.

    Our trip, planned originally at the end of 2017, was cancelled at the request of the organizers of the “3YØZ” expedition. Due to their cancellation, we are now returning to the implementation of our project and preparations for our trip as a matter of urgency.

Furthermore, from the above website:

The first ever Polish expedition to the subantarctic Bouvet Island by 3Z9DX, SQ8X, SP3DOI, YU4DX and J69DS.

For the purpose of the expedition, a 24m-high seagoing yacht with PowerSail sails and 2 engines of 250 HP was chartered. The unit is adapted to move in extreme weather conditions. During the stay on the island, before the bad weather, we will be protected by proper construction of expedition tents. The whole trip is financed from the private resources of the participants.

Our expedition will start in South Africa, from where we will sail to Bouvet Island. We will cover over 2,800 nautical miles in the far South Atlantic. (It’s over 5200 km!)

After landing on Bouvet, we will install a camp and shortwave radio on the glacier plateau (it covers 93% of the island’s surface. In good weather, we will get to Olavtoppen – the highest peak of the island rising 760m above sea level.

Our expedition will take place during the subantarctic summer in the Southern Hemisphere. A sea journey in stormy conditions will take about 12 days one way. If the weather is favourable for us, we will spend about two weeks on the island. With successful winds, the expedition plan will close in about a month and a half.


Tom, LA4LN, the Norwegian Radio Relay
League (NRRL) HF Traffic Manager, informed OPDX the following in an E-mail:
  Dear DX friends,
    There has been some confusion about what amateur radio calls have
  been licensed for use from the Bouvet Island (2nd Most Wanted DXCC
  Entity; IOTA AN-002) for the year to come.
    The Norwegian Communications Authority informs me that the following
  licenses are valid as of 25 January 2017:
    3Y0G  Granted to ON4WW, valid from 1 January 2017 to 30 April 2017.
    3Y0Z  Granted to LA6VM, valid from 1 December 2017 to 30 April 2018.
    3Y0H  Granted to RA9USU, valid from 1 January 2018 to 28 February 2018.
    3Y0I  Granted to 3Z9DX, valid from 13 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.


  EDITOR'S NOTE: So far the 3Y0Z operation is the only DXpedition scheduled
  to hit the airwaves sometime in early 2018.
[4]
K5BCM, IK5CBE & IK5CRH will be active from the Comoros as D68I between January 28 to February 10, 2018. QRV on 80-10m; CW/SSB/Digi. QSL via IK5CRH.
[5]
Kan, JJ2RCJ will be active from Palau as T88RF between February 7-10, 2018. QRV on HF bands, focus on RTTY & FT8. QSL via HC
[6]
W3UR fm Calypso Bay; 160-6m; CW SSB; spare time operation
[7]
Victor, WB0TEV will again be QRV as V31VP on 80-10m (mostly SSB and RTTY) from the Maya Hill Lodge ham shack in Blackman Eddy, Belize between February 8-12, 2018. Participation in CQ WPX RTTY contest along with KK7JS. QSL via Club Log, buro, or direct to WB0TEV.
[8]
Andrea, IK7YTT will be active from Cambodia as XU7YTT between February 9-14, 2018. QRV on HF bands. QSL via IW7EGQ.
[9]
C5DX School DXpedition – February 2018
The call C5DX has been granted and will be activated again between 9th February – 16th February 2018, as part of a school trip to the Gambia.

​A party of 18 sixth form students and 3 staff from Sandringham School in St. Albans, England will visit their partner school Farafenni Senior Secondary High. The two schools have worked in partnership for 10 years and Farafenni High is now one of the highest achieving rural schools in The Gambia.

Part of the visit is to see the progress of a major extension to the school library to create a dedicated learning space for students to use in and out of school hours. This has been achieved from fundraising at Sandringham School, St. Albans. Headteacher Alan Gray G4DJX is part of this group and will lead the DXpedition aspect to the trip.

He will operate mainly CW and four licenced students from the Sandringham School Amateur Radio Club (M0SCY) who are also on the trip will operate SSB – Jessica (M6LPJ), Polly (M6POG), Morgan (M6MXD)
and Stan (M6SQO). It will be their first DXpedition and they will be learning how to operate from a semi-rare country so please bear this in mind and be patient with them as they learn the craft of DX operating. This will bring YOTA to many amateurs across the world.

They will be taking a K3, KPA500, KAT500 combination to run 400W into a multi-band dipole (the new Aerial-51 Model 807 ultra-light OCF Dipole) kindly built and donated by Rick, DJ0IP of Aerial-51. SpiderBeam have also part sponsored this DXpedition with a 12m SpiderPole and associated equipment.
​They will operate spilt and endeavour to upload logs whilst there. They also hope to update their QRZ page during the DXpedition.

Sandringham School Amateur Radio Club now has 17 licensed amateurs with more waiting to take either Foundation or Intermediate exams. Anyone who is licensed and interested in teaching at Sandringham should contact Alan G4DJX directly.
[10]
Henning, OZ1BII, will once again be active as D44EE from
Praia Santa Maria - Santiago Island (AF-005) during the ARRL International
DX CW Contest (February 17-18th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry.
Look for activity before and after the contest on 160-10 meters CW only
using a Elecraft K3 w/100 watts into a TA-33 (30/17/12m), 2 element 40m
beam and 110 ft Long Wire. He will be operating from Angelo's, D44BS/D4A
station. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau, also, via
LoTW, eQSL and ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates, watch:                       http://www.oz1bii.dk/dx-d44ee.htm
[11]
Christian, M0UPL will be active from Kigali, Rwanda as 9XSDA (call correct*) during February 11-18, 2018. QRV on 40 and 20m; mainly SSB. QSL via HC
* “SDA” stands for “Seventh Day Adventist” Church.
[12]
Kurt, W6PH will be active from Bermuda as VP9/W6PH during February 15-19, 2018. QRV on HF, including activity in ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via H/C
[13]
Sigi, DL7DF and his team (DK1BT, DL4WK & DL7UFR) will be active from Tahazout, Morocco as CN2DF & CN2FR between February 13-20, 2018. QRV on 160-10m, CW/SSB/Digi. QSL via DL7DF.
[14]
DL4WK:
Pat, K0PC will be active from Providenciales, Turks & Caicos as VP5/K0PC between February 13-20, 2018. Activity in ARRL DX CW contest as VP5K. QSL both calls via Club Log OQRS, LoTW.
[15]
Bob (N4BP/C6AKQ), Tim (N4UM/C6ARU) and Mike (K4RUM/C6AUM) will be active from Great Abaco, Bahamas between February 6-20, 2018. Activity planned in CQ WPX RTTY and ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via Club Log/LoTW.
[16]
Yuri, VE3DZ will again be active from Jamaica as 6Y2T between February 13-20, 2018. Participation in ARRL DX CW Contest (Feb 17-18). QSL via HC
[17]
Through his missionary work (“books for the high school of Cumura”) Livio IZ3BUR will be active from Guinea-Bissau as J52EC between January 24 to February 21, 2018. QRV when time permits. QSL via HC
[18]
Dick, AD7AF (ex-E51WWA, T32RL) will be active from the Savaii Lagoon Resort, Samoa as 5W0LR between February 4-22, 2018. QRV on HF; CW/SSB/FT8. Participation during ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via HC, LoTW.
[19]
Torsten, DG7RO and Alexandra DO5ALX will again be active from Belize as V31TF and V31RU.
After visiting New York, they will head to V3 on February 6th aiming to be QRV on the 7th and going QRT on the 25th February. They plan to participate in the WPX RTTY contest as well as ARRL CW and CQ WW 160 SSB contests. Preferred modes are SSB and RTTY, perhaps some testing on FT8.

Skeds can be arranged via email to dg7ro@gmx.deLsog on Club Log, QSLs via DG7RO, bureau or direct.
[20]
Paul, VA3ZC will be active from Jolly Harbour, Antigua as V26PE during February 13-27, 2018. QRV on 40-30-20m, Digi/SSB. QSL via HC, LoTW.
[21]
George, K5KG will be active from Gingerbread Hill, Montserrat as VP2MKG during February 14-27, 2018. QRV on HF. QSL via LoTW or HC
[22]
Wim, ON6DX will again be active as TY1TT from Grand Popo, Benin during February 20-28, 2018. QRV on HF bands. QSL via HC
[23]
Michael, DF8AN will again be active from Easter Island. This time during February 21-28, 2018. QRV on HF bands, CW and Digi as CE0Y/DF8AN. QSL via HC, eQSL.
[24]
Arnaud, JG1XMV will be active from New Caledonia as FK/JG1XMV between February 17 to March 3, 2018. He will QRV from Grand Terre Island, Lifou, Mare and two other islands (OC-032 & OC-033) during his stay. Activity on 40, 20, 17 & 15m SSB. QSL via home call direct, LoTW and eQSL.
[25]
Lufthansa Amateur Radio Club members Bernhard, DK7TF and Jürgen DH6ICE will be active as XV9DLH from Phu Quoc Island, AS-128 starting February 24, 2018. QSL via DK8ZZ.
[26]
Jim WB2REM and Mark WY1G will be active from Granada, Nicaragua as H7DX between February 26 to March 6, 2018. QRV on HF; SSB, CW & FT8. QSL via WY1G direct, Club Log OQRS.
[27]
HL1AHS & HL1LUA will be active from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam as XV9HL between February 26 to March 6, 2018. QRV on CW/SSB/Digi. QSL via HL1AHS
[28]
Rune LA7THA, Arne LA7WCA and Thor, LA9VPA will be active from Zimbabwe as Z2LA in March 2-11, 2018.
[29]
Nigel G3TXF will be operating in the 2018 Commonwealth Contest – BERU (10-11 March 2018) from Mauritius as 3B8XF.

Nigel adds: “Requests for QSLs (both Bureau and Direct) via Club Log only. Please do not send me any cards through the Bureau or through the mail. Just use Club Log to request your cards – it’s by far the simplest, fastest and cheapest method”.
[30]
Mark, XE1B will be active as 4B4B from Socorro Island, Revillagigedo Islands, NA-030 between March 1-15, 2018. QRV on 160-6m; SSB. QSL via XE1B direct, Club Log OQRS
[31]
Herewith our team announces the next DXpedition to Easter Island (CE0Y). This time the group consists of experienced team members Andy, DH8WR, Werner, DJ9KH, Guenter, DL2AWG, Norbert, DL2RNS, Georg, DL4SVA, Paul, DL5CW, Olaf, DL7JOM, Wolf, DM2AUJ, Kalle, DM3BJ and Rolf, DL7VEE. Our call XR0YD is confirmed and the date is March 2-15, 2018. We will use three well equipped stations 24/7 from 160-10 m in CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8
[32]
Iain, G4SGX will be active again from Ambergris Caye, NA-073, Belize as V31GX between March 7-16, 2018. Main activity during the Commonwealth Contest. QRV on CW, some FT8. QSL via Club Log OQRS or LoTW.
[33]
Last week the team received their license, so the call 3D2EU is officially confirmed. The coming 2 weeks they will start packing boxes with antenna equipment weighing +/- 100KG. These boxes will be shipped mid-December to Tony 3D2AG in Fiji. Website is up and running at www.rotuma2018.de

3D2/R, ROTUMA ISLAND (Update). Operators Tony/3D2AG, Heye/DJ9RR, Erno/
DK2AMM, Hans/DL6JGN and Ronald/PA3EWP will be active as 3D2EU from Rotuma
Island (OC-060) between February 23rd and March 16th, 2018. They will have
two radio locations on the western peninsula of Rotuma. One in Fapufa in
the south. This is the annual QTH of Tony. The second QTH is in Maftoa on
the north coast. This is a joint operation using the resources of Tony and
the European group. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and
the Digital modes. The team will use two stations (2x K3, 1x Expert 1,
3k-FA and 1x Tokyo Hy-Power HL-1.1KFX), a Spiderbeam and vertical antennas.
Subject to a reliable Internet connection, they will upload the log to
ClubLog on a daily basis. Otherwise the complete log will be uploaded
upon their return. QSL via DK2AMM (OQRS, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW).
They now have a Web page online at:     http://www.rotuma2018.de
[34]
NEWS UPDATE – We are pleased to announce our band plan during the XX9B dx-pedition to be in the air between Mar 9th, 2018 and Mar 17th, 2018:
Modo  160M  80M  40M  30M  20M  17M  15M  12M  10M
CW  1.821,5*  3.517  7.017  10.117  14.007  18.087  21.007  24.891  28.007
SSB  —-  3.777  7.075  —-  14.167  18.137  21.277  24.930  28.477
RTTY  —-  —-  7.047  10.147  14.087  18.107  21.087  24.927  28.087
FT8  1.840  3.573  7.074  10.136  14.074  18.100  21.074  24.915  28.074

* We will listen DOWN 2-3 in 160m to JA. We will listen UP to all others.

It is important to highlight that such frequencies are preferable, but may be changed by depending upon several reasons (e.g. QRM, local noise, etc…)

PP1CZ will be the one responsible for uploading logs at Club Log. If you wish to clarify any issue related to log, please address your e-mail to PP1CZ: pp1cz@terra.com.br .

XX9B Team is committed to contact all ham ops in the pile-up, but for several reasons, we know that it may not be possible. So, please, bear in mind that we will do our best to get you, but BE PATIENT! If we restrict calls to some places, that will be done in specific time frames when propagation uses to be opened to such places. Please, be polite, respect it and wait for your time.

DXpeditions are far from honeymoons. A couple of unexpected issues arise, no matter how cautious you have been. Therefore, we encourage you to foster your ham spirit and comply with the simple guidelines of the DX Code of Conduct.

Finally, we are proud to welcome PY5KD – Luciano who joined the team last month and will be instrumental for the success of this DXpedition.

After 8 months of preparation, we are proud to announce a DXpedition to Macao (XX9) from March 9th, 2018 to March 17th, 2018.

Although this DXpedition does not count on donations, participants will be supporting all costs for transporting 215 kgs of equipment, as well as costs with air tickets, accommodation, meals and so on.

The team will be formed by XX9LT Bom, PP1CZ Leo, PR7AB Junior, PY2MC Claudio, PY2SEX Alex, PY2WAS Alex, PY3MM Miguel, PY4BZ Fernando, PY5HSD Herminio, PY6RT Beto and PY7XC Jim.

CTT (Post Office and Telecommunications Agency of Macao) has not confirmed our call sign yet, but all forms have already been signed and submitted and Bom is supporting the team with it locally. It is expected in the next days and will be communicated accordingly.

This team plans to work from 10m to 80m. 160m may be eventually worked as a non-priority band. Three stations will work 24 hours, provided that 1 station will be focusing digital modes, especially RTTY and FT8. We will be counting on 6 antennas (2 beams, 2 verticals, 1 folded dipole and 1 sloper double bazooka). There will be a spare transceiver in case of replacement need.

This DXpedition will count on real time updating log to Club Log. OQRS system at Club Log will be made available to QSL orders by bureau or direct under the management of PP1CZ.

Thanks to PY2DY Tony, PY2LED Fernando, PY2PT Ric, PY2VM Carlos and PY2XB Fred for all the support they provided to this team.

It is important to highlight that a bootcamp testing operation was held in the first week of September/2017 to test all equipments and potential interactions among the stations at the super contest site of PX2A.

Additional care will be taken with preferable QRGs to prevent overlapping as regards other big dx-peditions at that time, such as Spratly Is and Easter Is.

Thanks to all ham radio community for their enthusiasm and hunting this team in the air.

73,
2018 Macao Dxpedition
[35]
Chungki, VA7YM (ex-YJ0YM, A31YM) will be active from the Solomon Islands and Temotu Province between February 24 to March 17, 2018. Schedule as follows:

– 2/24 Arrival Honiara, Solomon Islands

Operate as H44YM

– 2/27 Move to Lata, Temotu Province

Operate as H40YM

– 3/13 Move to Honiara from Lata

Operate as H44YM until 3/16 night

– 3/17 Depart from Honiara, Solomon Islands

All flights have been booked already. Honiara is located in Guadalcanal Island (OC-047) and Lata is in Nendo Island (OC-100). QSL via EA5GL.
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Bill, KH6OO and his son Will, W0ZRJ will be active from Tahiti OC-046 as TX5X between March 10-17, 2018. QRV on 20-10m with Flex 6700 running 100w into a vertical dipole; CW/FT8/JT9/65. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW, eQSL, QRZ and Club Log (OQRS) at the completion of their trip.