03.11.2017 currently : Nov. 17 : 2017 : TN5R[1] 2018: 3Y0Z[2] 9M0W[3] KH1[4] 3Y Info[5] 3Y0I[6]
Date EU AF AS NA/SA OC
03. Nov 17 Fr CT8/D*** 3XY4D 3XY3D 3C1L   A5A[7]   PJ4/NA2AA[8]     P29RR VK9MA 4W/OZ1AA YJ0** VK9CZ VK9/M0VFC 
04. Nov 17 Sa CT8/D*** 3XY4D 3XY3D 3C1L 3B8HC       8P9**     P29RR VK9MA 4W/OZ1AA YJ0** VK9CZ VK9/M0VFC 
05. Nov 17 So CT8/D*** 3XY4D 3XY3D 3C1L 3B8HC       8P9**     P29RR VK9MA 4W/OZ1AA YJ0** VK9CZ VK9/M0VFC 
06. Nov 17 Mo CT8/D*** 3XY4D[9] 3XY3D 3C1L 3B8HC 9U4M       8P9**       P29RR VK9MA 4W/OZ1AA YJ0** VK9CZ[10] VK9/M0VFC [11]
07. Nov 17 Di CT8/D*** 5H3DX 3XY3D 3C1L 3B8HC 9U4M       8P9** VP2MDL       P29RR[12] VK9MA 4W/OZ1AA[13] YJ0**[14]    
08. Nov 17 Mi CT8/D*** 5H3DX 3XY3D 3C1L 3B8HC 9U4M       8P9** VP2MDL V47FWX        C21** VK9MA    
09. Nov 17 Do CT8/D*** 5H3DX 3XY3D   3B8HC 9U4M       8P9** VP2MDL V47FWX  PJ4/D****     C21** VK9MA    
10. Nov 17 Fr CT8/D***[15] 5H3DX 3XY3D   3B8HC 9U4M       8P9**[16] VP2MDL V47FWX  PJ4/D****     C21** VK9MA    
11. Nov 17 Sa   5H3DX 3XY3D   3B8HC 9U4M       8P9BT VP2MDL V47FWX  PJ4/D****     C21** VK9MA    
12. Nov 17 So   5H3DX 3XY3D   3B8HC 9U4M       5K0T VP2MDL V47FWX  PJ4/D****   C21** VK9MA    
13. Nov 17 Mo   5H3DX 3XY3D J5T 3B8HC 9U4M       5K0T VP2MDL V47FWX  PJ4/D****   C21** VK9MA    
14. Nov 17 Di   5H3DX 3XY3D J5T 3B8HC 9U4M       5K0T VP2MDL V47FWX  PJ4/D****   C21**[17] VK9MA V63PSK    
15. Nov 17 Mi   5H3DX 3XY3D J5T 3B8HC 9U4M       5K0T VP2MDL V47FWX [18] PJ4/D**** TO2SP VP8JLL   YJ0JA VK9MA V63PSK    
16. Nov 17 Do   5H3DX 3XY3D J5T 3B8HC 9U4M       5K0T VP2MDL   PJ4/D**** TO2SP VP8JLL   YJ0JA VK9MA[19] V63PSK    
17. Nov 17 Fr   5H3DX 3XY3D J5T 3B8HC 9U4M[20]       5K0T VP2MDL   PJ4/D**** TO2SP VP8JLL   YJ0JA   V63PSK    
18. Nov 17 Sa   5H3DX 3XY3D J5T 3B8HC[21]       5K0T VP2MDL V34AO PJ4/D**** TO2SP VP8JLL   YJ0JA   V63PSK[22]    
19. Nov 17 So   5H3DX 3XY3D J5T       5K0T VP2MDL V34AO PJ4/D**** TO2SP VP8JLL   YJ0JA    
20. Nov 17 Mo   5H3DX 3XY3D J5T 5X1NH       5K0T VP2MDL V34AO PJ4/D**** TO2SP VP8JLL   YJ0JA[23]    
21. Nov 17 Di   5H3DX 3XY3D J5T 5X1NH 9G5W       5K0T VP2MDL[24] V34AO PJ4/D**** TO2SP VP8JLL        
22. Nov 17 Mi   5H3DX 3XY3D J5T 5X1NH 9G5W S79K       5K0T PJ4/* V34AO PJ4/D**** TO2SP VP8JLL        
23. Nov 17 Do   5H3DX 3XY3D J5T 5X1NH 9G5W S79K 3B9HA       5K0T PJ4/* V34AO PJ4/D**** TO2SP VP8JLL 6Y0**        
24. Nov 17 Fr   5H3DX 3XY3D J5T 5X1NH 9G5W S79K 3B9HA       5K0T PJ4/* V34AO PJ4/D**** TO2SP VP8JLL 6Y0**   V63DX    
25. Nov 17 Sa   5H3DX 3XY3D J5T[25] 5X1NH 9G5W S79K 3B9HA 6W1SU     5K0T[26] PJ4/* V34AO PJ4Y TO2SP VP8JLL[27] 6Y0**   V6A    
26. Nov 17 So   5H3DX 3XY3D   5X1NH 9G5W S79K 3B9HA 6W1SU[28]     FY/DL7BC PJ4* V34AO PJ4Y TO2SP   6Y0**   V6A    
27. Nov 17 Mo   5H3DX 3XY3D   5X1NH 9G5W S79K 3B9HA       FY/DL7BC PJ4* V34AO PJ4/D**** TO2SP   6Y0**   V63DX    
28. Nov 17 Di   5H3DX 3XY3D   5X1NH 9G5W S79K 3B9HA       FY/DL7BC PJ4/* V34AO PJ4/D**** TO2SP   6Y0**   V63DX    
29. Nov 17 Mi   5H3DX 3XY3D   5X1NH 9G5W[29] S79K[30] 3B9HA       FY/DL7BC PJ4/* V34AO PJ4/D****[31] TO2SP   6Y0**[32]   V63DX    
30. Nov 17 Do   5H3DX 3XY3D[33]   5X1NH[34]   3B9HA       FY/DL7BC HC8LU V34AO[35]   TO2SP[36]     V63DX    
01. Dez 17 Fr   5H3DX   3B9HA       FY/DL7BC HC8LU     V63DX[37]    
02. Dez 17 Sa   5H3DX   3B9HA       FY/DL7BC HC8LU          
03. Dez 17 So   5H3DX   3B9HA   XW4ZW   FY/DL7BC HC8LU     V85/KC0W    
04. Dez 17 Mo   5H3DX[38]   3B9HA   XW4ZW   FY/DL7BC HC8LU     V85/KC0W    
05. Dez 17 Di     3B9HA   XW4ZW   FY/DL7BC HC8LU     V85/KC0W    
06. Dez 17 Mi     3B9HA   XW4ZW   FY/DL7BC HC8LU     V85/KC0W    
07. Dez 17 Do     3B9HA   XW4ZW   FY/DL7BC[39] HC8LU     V85/KC0W    
08. Dez 17 Fr     3B9HA   XW4ZW[40]     HC8LU     V85/KC0W    
09. Dez 17 Sa     3B9HA         HC8LU[41]     V85/KC0W    

[1]
A team from DXFriends will be active from Brazzaville, Congo as TN5R. More to follow..
[2]
3Y0Z BOUVET DXPEDITION (News from the Web page dated October 10th).
"OUR SEA CONTAINER IS PACKED!! After weeks of inventorying, packing,
padding and weighing  supplies and equipment, we have sealed our container
and loaded it aboard a truck bound for the port of Savannah. The container
will go by sea to Manzanillo, Mexico; by rail to Balboa, Panama; then by
sea to San Antonio, Chile; Copihue, Chile and finally Punta Arenas, Chile.
The contents will be taken aboard our ship in Punta Arenas, and meet our
team at King George Island in the South Shetlands on January 13, 2018."
Check the Web page for pictures at: http://www.bouvetdx.org/news-and-updates

Our team meeting in Atlanta, GA from Sept. 7th through the 10th was a great success. Eighteen of our 20 operators were present, coming from as far away as Japan and representing 7 of the 8 home countries of our team members.

Our meetings began with a review of our goals, the challenges we have met, and those we have yet to encounter. We had a Skype conference with the CEO of our transportation company in Punta Arenas, Chile, and then discussed safety, our shelter deployment plans, antennas, transceivers and amplifiers, propagation, medical and emergency issues, operating practices, scheduling, and propagation.

We spent many hours unpacking and then staging our equipment. We inventoried everything and then began moving it from temporary storage to our 40-foot sea container. We also prepared our customs documentation which included the 6,000 items on our inventory. We ran a tank of gas through each of our eight 6.5 KW generators, drained the oil from them, and readied them for shipment. There were many of trips to local stores for more shipping cases, duct tape, nuts and bolts, electrical supplies, fuel cans, etc.

Our EME team needed to be certain there were no problems with their complex station and antenna system. They worked until 4:30 AM assembling their 2-meter station and antenna array and were rewarded by completing a QSO off the moon with PA2CHR, our EME pilot station. The station works!

Our sea container leaves Atlanta the first few days of October. It will be placed aboard a ship bound for Punta Arenas, Chile. We are hopeful that it will there no later than December 1st. Our team members have all purchased their airline tickets to Punta Arenas for a couple days of meetings and orientation. Then we will fly across the Drake Passage on the morning of January 13th to board our ship at King George Island in the South Shetland Islands. We plan to sail for Bouvet that same afternoon. We will arrive at Bouvet sometime between January 23rd and 25th. Our actual landing date is weather dependent. We will be lucky to be on the air within a few days.

Every detail of our landing sequence, shelter construction, antenna layout, equipment setup and radio operations is well thought out. Also, our emergency evacuation routes and plans have been identified.

We are humbled by the support of the DX community. Over 100 clubs and foundations and over 1550 individuals have supported us financially. If you have already supported us, we thank you. But, please ask your fellow DXers to join you. If you have yet to contribute, we ask for your consideration. While our operators are prepared to dig deeper into their pockets to make this DXpedition happen, your continued support would make our faces, as well as our antennas…beam.

Counting the days,
73,
Bob-K4UEE
Ralph-KØIR
Erling-LA6VMPress Release #4, Bouvet Island DXpedition 2018, December 7, 2016
The Bouvet Island DXpedition Team is happy to report the following:
After extensive examination, we have found a suitable landing zone on Bouvet Island and have identified what appears to be the best operating location in the area. Our proposed site is at 540 24’ 23” South and 30  24’ 39” East at approximately 600 ft. ASL.  This is on the Slakhallet Glacier on the northeast quadrant of Bouvet.   It is relatively flat with areas of maximum slope not exceeding 8 degrees.  This is well below slope levels that are prone to avalanches.  We have less information on the presence of crevasses, but do not detect any on the highest resolution images that we have.  Of course, an on-site inspection upon our initial helicopter landing will determine our actual operating location.

We have researched and selected our Antarctic shelters. These four shelters will house our stations, our sleeping quarters, and our eating and meeting facility (the MEG tent).  These were selected to survive the high winds, precipitation, and temperatures expected on Bouvet.  We will heat our operating shelter and the MEG tent.  Our sleeping shelters will not be heated for safety reasons.

The ten HF beams that served us so well on Amsterdam Island (FT5ZM) will accompany us to Bouvet.  We intend to deploy them on a line along 2400 to 600.  This will keep the antennas from beaming into each other when aimed at Europe, Japan, and North America.  Our verticals for 160, 80, 60, 40, and 30 meters will be placed to minimize interaction.  Images of our antenna plans, shelter layouts, and shelter interiors are on our website.
The Japanese support team has reorganized and will be led by Hiro, JA4DND.  Joe, JJ3PRT, will be our new pilot for Japan.  JA4BUA, Kuwa, will be in charge of web and IT duties, and JK1KSB, Oku, will do our public relations.  In addition, we’ve added a VK-ZL-Oceania pilot, VK6VZ.
Our on-line store has opened!  You can now shop at Café Press for 3Y0Z souvenirs — mugs, hats, cups, T-shirts, etc.  You can purchase fun and usable products and at the same time…support the 3Y0Z team. (www.cafepress.com/3y0z)
Our Facebook page, 3Y0Z-Bouvet Island DXpedition, now has over 1500 followers.  Stop by for photos, articles, updates, and meeting fellow DXers.
Fundraising is an on-going process for us.  This is a demanding and expensive project; possibly the most expensive DXpedition ever. We ask for your financial support. Please click on our “Donate” buttons on our website and help us make this happen.
The Bouvet Island DXpedition-2018 Team wishes you and your families a wonderful Holiday season and a New Year filled with DX!

[3]
The international amateur radio team has postponed
their December 2017 DXpedition and will be active from Layang Layang
Island (Swallow Reef), Spratly Islands (AS-051), in March of 2018. Look
for 9M0W to be active for 8-10 days between March 10-20th. Operators
mentioned are Hrane/YT1AD, Choi/HL5FUA, Dave/WD5COV, Dave/K3LP, Jim/K9JM,
NEWS UPDATE — International Amateur Radio Team will be active from Layang Layang Island (Swallow Reef), Spratly Islands, IOTA AS-051 during March 10-20, 2018 as 9M0W. QSL via YT1AD.

The Team: YT1AD, HL5FUA, K9JM, YT3W, ZL3WW, K6MKF, PY2XB, KO8SCA, WD5COV, N6TQS, N6SJ, W5XU, VK3FY, VK3GK, SV2GWY, 9M6ABZ, 9M6RHM and 9M6ZAE. QRV on 160-6m CW, SSB, Digital modesDragan/YT3W, Dusko/ZL3WW, Mike/K6MKF, Alan/K6SRZ, Douglas/N6TQS, Chris/
VK3FY, Lee/VK3GK, Fred/PY2XB, and also 3-5 local amateurs from Kota
Konibalu (9M6). The team has two vacant positions. Activity will be
160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. The reason for the
delay of activity is because the Layang Layang resort is closed during
the period between December-February 2018.
Message from Acim, YT3W

Hrane, YT1AD now has a team complete for a DXpedition to Spratly Island, Malaysian part:

Team: YT1AD, HL5FUA, AD6E, K9JM, YT3W, ZL3WW, K6MKF, K6SZR, N6TQS, VK3FY, VK3GK and DU1UD.

Period is first part of December 2017. We expect callsign 9M0W. The expedition will last for 8 or 10 days. In our team will be several amateurs from Kota Konibalu. The team will fly from Kota Kinibalu to Layang Layang. More information coming soon.
[4]
Hrane, YT1AD as leader and Paul N6PSE, Dave K3LP and Aleksey UA4HOX as Co-leaders, plan a large-scale DXpedition to Baker Island, part of the Baker & Howland Island, DXCC prefix KH1.

The IOTA reference for Baker & Howland Islands is OC-089. WAZ zone is 31. Lat: 0.505365 N; Lon: -176.572266 W

The expedition is planned for September/October 2017. Landing on the island requires a special permit USFW service. Permit coming soon.

The team will be composed of members from WWDX, Intrepid DXers and other interested amateurs. More information coming in May 2016. [tnx Acim YT3W]



News Update – Baker & Howland Island DXpedition possible
June 21, 2017

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has agreed that a DXpedition to Baker and Howland Islands (KH1) — the fourth most-wanted DXCC entity — would be an acceptable use, but has detailed strict conditions under which it would issue a special use permit (SUP) to allow such use. The FWS recently completed a compatibility determination for Amateur Radio operation on Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge, and 2 dozen comments showed “strong support” for Amateur Radio operation on the ecologically sensitive island refuge, the FWS said. Baker Island is 1,830 nautical miles southwest of Honolulu — an 8-day voyage.

“While…not a wildlife dependent public use according to National Wildlife Refuge Administration Act of 1966, as amended, Amateur Radio operation is a use that assists in the management of the resources indirectly,” the FWS said in its Compatibility Determination, released on June 8. “By allowing Amateur Radio operators to visit the PRIMNM refuges, the refuges benefit through the ability of staff to visit remote island sites to monitor wildlife populations, habitats, detect invasive species introductions, and perform management actions that would otherwise require the Service to charter a vessel.”

Citing an estimated cost of at least $250,000 to charter a vessel with a 14-day layover, the FWS noted that “most of the remote island refuges within the PRIMNM are rarely visited due to budget constraints.”

Baker and Howland Islands are part of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRIMNM), created by former President George W. Bush under the authority of the Antiquities Act of 1906. The monument was expanded by President Barack Obama.

The Compatibility Determination mandated 18 stipulations for Amateur Radio DXpeditions visiting the Refuge. Among them: “All General Conditions of the SUP would apply to Amateur Radio operator expeditions. This includes the Special Conditions that stipulate stringent quarantine procedures, vessel inspections and certifications, anchoring and landing requirements, wildlife avoidance measures, zero-impact requirements, and reporting requirements. Biosecurity requirements will be part of the SUP.”

A DXpedition to the Refuge could last up to 14 days, with only 12 days of radio operation, given that deployment and breakdown of the camp and radio equipment usually takes 2 days on each end of the trip, the FWS has estimated.

“Complete avoidance of seabird colonies will minimize nest disturbance and prevent burrow nest cave-ins,” the FWS said in its Compatibility Determination. “Activities on Baker Island will always attract the land crabs that inhabit this location. All efforts must be taken to avoid inadvertently feeding or entrapping these animals.”

The FWS would also have to approve QSL cards to ensure that they include “an informative or educational statement about the Refuge.” The FWS called QSLs “a valuable outreach tool.”
[5]
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.
[6]
3Y0I, BOUVET
 Reports of Dom, 3Z9DX, activating Bouvet Island continue
to surface, but early this past week it was reported that he returned the donated money to donors via PayPal, saying: "I had to cancel project due missing operators willing to join the trip". Also, Dom posted on eHam.net
on January 10th [edited]: "3Y0 project didn't die, and is still valid. I
need 3 more people (6 people team) ready and willing to go for up to 7
weeks. Who not ask million questions, who is just ready to go. My project
no need helicopter, no need sherpas, no need cook, no need hostess, drink
bars and a heater in the toilet. I went to Bouvet in 2001 with no radio
and I know what I'm dealing with! My trip budget is 1/10 of 3Y0Z budget
and will be split by 6 operators. Trip will be made by Southern Oceans
expedition boat.... I'm looking for 3 operators willing to join that trip.
We have 2 weeks before boat departs from a the Cape Town." To follow the
discussion on eHam.net, go to:
    http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,112520.15.html
Another thing to watch is:  http://k38dom0.wixsite.com/rebeldxgroup
On this Web page, current operators listed (Rebel DX Group) for this
operation are Dom/3Z9DX and Les/SP3DOI. It also states, "We are looking
for 3 more operators to join the trip for up to 7 weeks", and the callsign
is 3Y0I (not 3Y0G as first announced) will be used. The 3Y0I callsign has
been recently added to the QRZ.com database. DX-World reports, "It has
been granted to Dom, 3Z9DX, who informs he also has landing permission."
[7]
Once again A5A will be activate between October 27 to November 3, 2017. Zorro, JH1AJT will travel to Bhutan with Jin, JF1IST, Franz, DJ9ZB and Champ, E21EIC. Main purpose of this trip is to continue to support the launch of the Paralympic Committee in Bhutan. The team will be participate CQWW DX Contest SSB as M/S or M/2 category.

Before and after contest A5A will be active on 160–6m bands CW, SSB and RTTY. (If possible they will try FT8 mode). Champ will focus on 80m and 160m.

QSL to JH1AJT; PO Box 8, Oiso, Naka-gun, KANAGAWA 259-0111, Japan. OQRS will be available at ClubLog after his return to Japan.
[8]
David, NA2AA, will be operating as PJ4/NA2AA
from Bonaire between October 22nd and November 3rd. It is believed this
is the first satellite operation from Bonaire since it became a new DXCC
country on 10/10/2010. The operation will be from PJ4G, Radio Mountain
Bonaire, located in grid FK52tf. He will be very active with emphasis
on the linear satellites FO-29 and the XW-2’s. QSL to PJ4/NA2AA via LoTW.
[9]
By F5RAV Luc & F5NVF Gérard , October27 -& November 6, 2017 in Ratoma republic of Guinea , details will be given soon ! 73′
[10]
Keith GM4YXI and Chris GM3WOJ are returning to Cocos-Keeling Island between 23rd October to 6th November 2017. Activity again as VK9CZ (callsign still to be confirmed). This operation follows immediately after the VK9CI DXpedition.

They previously activated VK9CZ in March/April 2013 and this will give you another opportunity to work VK9C if you miss VK9CI. Participation also in the CQ WW SSB contest as a Multi-2 entry.
[11]
Just a quick heads up that I’m hoping to be QRV from Norfolk Island as VK9/M0VFC from 3-6th November, assuming all the plans hang together.
Since it’s just me, and only a long weekend, it’s not going to set any records – I’ll probably concentrate on 20/30m, SSB and CW. I may add 17/40m into the mix if I fancy some variety.
If the weather is good, I’ll try and quickly activate SOTA VK9/NO-001, in which case I’ll use VK9/M0VFC/P. SOTA activation will be QRP only, of course.
QSL via LotW preferred. Club Log OQRS will also be available if folks need a paper card.
73, Rob, M0VFC
[12]
Roly, ZL1BQD will be active from Papua New Guinea as P29RR between October 20 to – November 6, 2017. QRV on HF band, focus on FT8. QSL via HC
[13]
Thomas, OZ1AA will be active from East Timor as 4W/OZ1AA between November 1 – 7 2017. QRV on 10 – 40 m focusing on CW with some FT8 as well. QSL via OZ1ACB or Clublog OQRS.
[14]
Chris/VK2NYA and Mike/VK2BXE will once again be active as YJ0CA and YJ0MB, respectively, from Port Vila, Efate Island
(OC-035), between November 1-7th. Activity will be on 40 and 20 meters
SSB only. QSL via HC
[15]
Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DJ7ZG will be active as CT8/DL7AFS and CT8/DJ7ZG from Sao Miguel Island (EU-003) between October
23rd and November 10th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using mainly
SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via DL7AFS and LoTW. For more details and
updates, see:              http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs
[16]
Mac, WT4BT will be active as 8P9MT from Barbados between November 4-10, 2017. QRV on HF bands. Logs uploaded to LoTW. QTH: New Moon Villa.

Joseph/N7BF ist vom 04. - 11. November als 8P9BT von Barbados
     (NA-021, WLOTA 0999) aus von 10 - 40 Meter in SSB im Urlaubsstil
     QRV. QSL via N7BF (d).
[17]
Kuni JA8VE, Mat JA1JQY and Kaoru JA3MCA will be active from Nauru as C21VE, C21JY & C21MA between November 8-14, 2017. QRV on 80-10m, CW/SSB/RTTY. QSL via HC
[18]
Gary, G0FWX will be active from Calypso Bay, St Kitts as V47FWX during November 8-15, 2017. QRV holiday-style. QSL via M0URX.
[19]
 A 9 operator team, led by Rob, N7QT will be active from Mellish Reef as VK9MA, QRV from November 3rd, 2017 through November 16th, 2017. Mellish Reef, IOTA (OC-072) is currently #29 most wanted on Clublog. The team will be QRV from Heralds-Beacon Islet, the only permanent land in the reef on all bands, CW, RTTY, and SSB.

Team: N7QT Team Leader, SM5AQD Co-Team Leader, DL3DXX, LB8DC, N9ADG, SM1ALH, SM5GLC.

Website [currently under construction]

MAY 16, 2017 — On January 20th this year, DX-World.net broke news of a planned DXpedition to Mellish Reef. We now have an update courtesy Rob, N7QT

    Mellish Reef landing rights has been approved/granted for November 2017. Team will consist of 9 operators and 4 stations. Transportation to/from Mellish has been obtained. We are now working on logistics, station design and acquisition.

    Operation will be on the 10m-160m bands and the following modes – CW/SSB/RTTY. Due to current propagation conditions, we are planning to focus particularly on the lower bands (20m-160m).A team of 9 operators, led by Rob, N7QT,
will be active as VK9MA from Mellish Reef (OC-072) between November
3-16th. Mellish Reef is currently #29 on the "Most Wanted" on ClubLog.
The team will be active from Heralds-Beacon Islet, the only permanent
land on the reef. Activity will be on all bands 160-10 meters using CW,
SSB and RTTY. Operators mentioned are Rob/N7QT (Team Leader), Hawk/SM5AQD
(Co-Team Leader), Dietmar/DL3DXX, Mike/LB8DC, Brian/N9ADG, Eric/SM1ALH
and Lasse/SM5GLC. Pilots stations are Tom/K4PI (Americas), CéDric/F5UKW
(Europe) and Andre/V51B (Africa). QSL Manager is Rob, N7QT. ClubLog's
OQRS will be used for direct or Bureau QSL which is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
QSL cards will be beautiful full-color photographic quality. QSL priority
will be given to:  1 - ClubLog's OQRS Direct Requests;
                       QSL cards mailed monthly.
                   2 - Direct QSLs with SASE or minimum 2 USDs to N7SMI.
                       Cards mailed monthly.
                   3 - Bureau cards via ClubLog's OQRS by the Bureau.
                       Cards sent every few months.
                   4 - Bureau cards via N7QT. This method is discouraged!
                       Via N7QT only! DO NOT SEND CARDS TO VK9MA! Cards
                       will be sent every 3 months after the operation,
                       then once annually thereafter.
  They do NOT need your card! Please use OQRS! If you want a Bureau card
or do not use PayPal, please use the free OQRS Bureau request listed on
QRZ.com or request your Bureau card via e-mail.
  Look for more details and updates on their upcoming Web page (still
under construction) at:            https://vk9ma.com
[20]
Mitglieder des "Mediterraneo Dx Club" unternehmen vom 06. - 17.
 November eine DXpedition nach Burundi (WW Loc. KI46pp). Als 9U4M
wollen sie 5 Stationen (2 x SSB, 2 x CW und 1 x RTTY) auf Kurzwelle
 in die Luft bringen. QSL via IK2VUC (d/B), LoTW.
 http://www.mdxc.org/9u4m/
any further news and updates please visit the official website http://www.mdxc.org/9u4m/

Of course any donation and sponsorship will be very very appreciated by the entire team!
[21]
Jean-Paul, HB9ARY, will once again be active as 3B8HC from Mauritius (AF-049) between November 4-18th. Activity will be holiday
style on 80-6 meters (focus on 80m), using mainly SSB, but with some slow
CW. Jean-Paul will use an Elevated Delta-Loop for 80-30 meters along with
his folded HexBeam for 20/17/15/12/10/6 meters. QSL via NI5DX direct.
[22]
Shuji, JA1FMN will be active from Chuuk, Micronesia as V63PSK between November 14-18, 2017. QRV holiday-style on 20-10m; JT65, JT9, FT8, PSK63. QSL via Club Log OQRS or HC
[23]
Tom, JA1VND Will be active from Port Vila, Vanuatu as YJ0JA between November 15-20 2017. QRV holiday style on 160-10m.CW SSB&RTTY. QSL via Buro Direct & LoTW
[24]
Siggi/DL7DF, Tom/DJ6TF, Manfred/DK1BT, Wolf/DL4WK, Frank/DL7UFR, Rolf/DL7VEE und Leszek/SP3DOI unternehmen vom 06. - 20. November ihre nächste DXpedition. Das Ziel ist Montserrat (NA-103). Als VP2MDL wollen sie zwei Stationen von 160 - 10 Meter in CW, SSB,     RTTY und PSK31 betreiben. QSL via DL7DF (d/B), LoTW.
     http://www.dl7df.com/vp2m/
[25]
The Italian DXpedition Team (IDT) announces their next DXpedition in November 13-25, 2017. to Bubaque Island (J5 Guinea-Bissau), IOTA reference AF-020, with the callsign J5T. The team will be composed of I1HJT, I2YSB, IK2CIO, IK2CKR, IK2DIA, IK2HKT, IK2RZP. They expect to use 4 stations on all HF bands (no 50 MHz), using CW and SSB. RTTY one band only, to be chosen.
[26]
LU1FM, LU2JCW, LU3FMD, LU6FOV, LU9FHF, KK6EK will be active from San Andres Island as 5K0T between November 12-25, 2017.
[27]
Eberhard, DL7JLL will be active from Falkland Islands as VP8JLL between November 15-25, 2017. QRV on HF bands. QSL via the bureau or direct to HC
[28]
During the 2017 CQWW CW contest (November 25-26), look for Dave VE9CB to be active as 6W1SU. More info on QRZ.com
[29]
S54W, S57GM, S57SU, S57UN, S59A, S59ZZ & OZ7AM will be active from Kokrobite, Ghana as 9G5W between November 21-29, 2017. QRV on 160-10m. QSL via S59ZZ, LoTW.
[30]
Martin, G4XUM, will once again be active as S79K from
Mahe Island (AF-024) between November 22-29th. Activity will be main
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry. Operation prior to the contest is possible but not guaranteed.
QSL via G3NKC.
[31]
Oli DH8BQA, Andy DL5CW und Tom DL5LYM sind vom 9.11. bis 29.11.2017 vonBonaire unter PJ4/** aus qrv auf KW
QSLs via HCll

Im CQ WWDX Contest wird PJ4Y genutzt, QSL via DL5CW
(nur für QSOs am 25. und 26.11.2017)
[32]
Nikolay/LZ1NK, Boyan/LZ2BE, Andrey/LZ2HM, Nikolay/
LZ3ND, Angel/LZ4AE, Yasar/TA3D and Mustafa/TA2TX will be active as 6Y0W,
6Y0D, 6Y0AE, 6Y0BE, 6Y0HM and 6Y0ND between November 23-29th. Listen for
QSL route. Activity will be focused on the low bands. For skeds, contact
. The team will be active as 6Y0W during the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LZ1NK direct.
[33]
Alain, F5OZC informs DX-World.net that 3XY3D will again be active from both Conarky, Guinea and Kassa, Los Island AF-051 between November 1-30, 2017. [previous info below]
[34]
Nick, G3RWF will again be active from Fort Portal, Uganda as 5X1NH between November 20-30, 2017. QRV on HF bands including activity in CQWW DX CW Contest. QSL via HC, Club Log
[35]
Robert, DL7VOA, and his XYL will be following the tracks of
the Maya in Central America with their final recreational stay in Belize.
Robert plans to be active as V34AO from Hopkins in Belize between November
18-30th. The QTH will be directly on the beach of Hopkins with every QSO
made viewing over the Caribbean Sea. As usual, operating will take place
in "holiday style" mainly on CW during the local evening and night hours
(maybe some SSB, no digital). Robert will have his little Elecraft K2 with
him running 100 watts into a 10m fiberglass pole with vertical dipoles on
10/12/15/17/20m, ground-planes for 30m/40m or an Inverted L for 80m. He
will join the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-
Band/Low-Power, with the only focus on having fun in pile-ups. He states,
"The contest weekend will be (mostly) mine, but during the rest of the
time please understand that during day time there are other important
holiday activities to be undertaken with my wife like relaxing, snorkeling,
flying my drone, etc. instead of conducting a 100% DXpedition (which
does not mean that I never show up on the bands during day time). I already
have a license for the regular callsign V31EO, but I have also applied
for the short term special callsign V34AO, and I am very optimistic that
it will be issued to me as well. Depending on the limitations I am planning
to use the special call V34AO not only during the CQWW CW Contest, but
also throughout my stay." All information (including a link with exact
GPS coordinates and maybe later also some drone videos) can be found on
the Web site:                 http://www.qrz.com/db/dl7voa
QSLs for both V34AO (or V31EO) are via DL7VOA, by the Bureau or direct.
[36]
ST. BARTHELEMY
 A group of Polish operators will be active
as TO2SP from Saint Barthelemy Island (NA-146) between November 15-30th,
in spite of the damage hurricane Irma has caused. Wlodek, SP6EQZ, states,
"Our QTH has survived. The only one problem we have at the moment are
suspended flights from Saint Maarten to Saint Barth." Activity will be on
160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. There will be 2 or 3 stations on
the air 24 hours a day. They will try to pay a lot of attention to the
low bands. The team will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
25-26th). Operators mentioned are Jan/SP3CYY, Jurek/SP3GEM, Wlodek/SP6EQZ,
Janusz/SP6IXF, Kris/SP6JIU and Rich/K1CC. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS
(preferred) and for Bureau via SP6IXF. They now have a Web page available
at:                           http://to2sp.dxing.pl
[37]
DL4WK:
Sho, JA7HMZ will be active again from Pohnpei (OC-010), F.S.M as V63DX between November 24 to December 1, 2017. QRV on HF bands including participation in the CQ WW DX CW Contest in SOAB Category as V6A. QSL via HC (direct).
[38]
Charles, NK8O will again be active from Zinga, Tanzania as 5H3DX between November 7 to December 4, 2017. QRV on 40-10m. QSL via NK8O.
[39]
From November 26th to December 7th, 2017 a visit to French Guyana is planned. Besides visiting the country, of course some QSOs will be made. It looks like first I will have to help my friend Bruno DH1BL set up his Spiderbeam antenna in FY (10/12/15/17/20m with the new 40m extension). He still has to apply for his FY call (maybe FY4VOS after he was operating FH4VOS from 2010 to 2014). I have scheduled a 2nd visit to FY in 2018, most probably around the WPX phone contest.
[40]
Ken, K4ZW plans to be active from Vientiane, Laos as XW4ZW between December 3-8, 2017. QRV all bands, focus on LF. QSL via K1SE/LoTW.
[41]
An Argentinian team featuring LU3YK, LU5FF, LU7VB, LU7YS, LU8YD and LU9VEA will be active from San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands as HC8LU between November 29 to December 8, 2017. QRV on 160-6m; SSB, JT65, FT8, PSK31 + SAT.