15.09.2017 currently : Sept. 17 : 2017 : KH1[1] 3Y0I[2] VK9MA[3] TN5R[4] 2018: 3Y0Z[5] 9M0W[6] 3Y Info[7]
15. Sep 17 Fr   3B8/PA3HGT Z21NRT  A25** A25AL[8]   XV9WJR     J68HZ HD8M PJ4/MW0JZE   E6AG FO/DL1YP     
16. Sep 17 Sa   3B8/PA3HGT Z21NRT  A25**   XV9WJR     J68HZ[9] HD8M PJ4/MW0JZE   E6AG FO/DL1YP     
17. Sep 17 So   3B8/PA3HGT Z21NRT  A25**   XV9WJR[10]       HD8M PJ4/MW0JZE   E6AG FO/DL1YP     
18. Sep 17 Mo   3B8/PA3HGT Z21NRT  A25**         HD8M PJ4/MW0JZE   E6AG FO/DL1YP     
19. Sep 17 Di   3B8/PA3HGT Z21NRT  A25** 5T5OK         HD8M PJ4/MW0JZE   E6AG FO/DL1YP  5W0RA    
20. Sep 17 Mi   3B8/PA3HGT Z21NRT  A25** 5T5OK         HD8M PJ4/MW0JZE   E6AG FO/DL1YP  5W0RA T88XA A35W
21. Sep 17 Do   3B8/PA3HGT Z21NRT  A25** 5T5OK   JD1BON XW1IC     HD8M[11] PJ4/MW0JZE   E6AG FO/DL1YP  5W0RA T88XA A35W
22. Sep 17 Fr   3B8/PA3HGT[12] Z21NRT  A25** 5T5OK   JD1BON XW1IC   PY0F/PP1CZ   PJ4/MW0JZE   E6AG FO/DL1YP  5W0RA T88XA A35W
23. Sep 17 Sa     Z21NRT  A25** 5T5OK   JD1BON XW1IC   PY0F/PP1CZ   PJ4/MW0JZE   E6AG FO/DL1YP  5W0RA T88XA A35W
24. Sep 17 So     Z21NRT  A25** 5T5OK   JD1BON XW1IC   PY0F/PP1CZ   PJ4/MW0JZE   E6AG FO/DL1YP  5W0RA T88XA A35W
25. Sep 17 Mo     Z21NRT  A25**[13] 5T5OK   JD1BON XW1IC[14]   PY0F/PP1CZ   PJ4/MW0JZE   E6AG[15] FO/DL1YP  5W0RA T88XA A35W
26. Sep 17 Di     Z21NRT    5T5OK   JD1BON   PY0F/PP1CZ V26** PJ4/MW0JZE     FO/DL1YP  5W0RA T88XA[16] A35W[17]
27. Sep 17 Mi     Z21NRT    5T5OK[18]   JD1BON   PY0F/PP1CZ[19] V26** PJ4/MW0JZE   V63FKR FO/DL1YP  5W0RA V63***  
28. Sep 17 Do   XT2AW Z21NRT    JD1BON     V26** PJ4/MW0JZE   V63FKR FO/DL1YP  5W0RA[20] V63***  
29. Sep 17 Fr   XT2AW Z21NRT    JD1BON     V26** PJ4/MW0JZE   V63FKR FO/DL1YP    V63***  
30. Sep 17 Sa   XT2AW   JD1BON[21]     V26** PJ4/MW0JZE[22]   V63FKR FO/DL1YP    V63***  
01. Okt 17 So   XT2AW         V26**     V63FKR FO/DL1YP [23]   V63***[24]  
02. Okt 17 Mo   XT2AW         V26**[25]     V63FKR[26]    
03. Okt 17 Di   XT2AW             VK9XI    
04. Okt 17 Mi   XT2AW       8P9MT       VK9XI    
05. Okt 17 Do   XT2AW       8P9MT       VK9XI    
06. Okt 17 Fr   XT2AW       8P9MT KG4HH     VK9XI    
07. Okt 17 Sa   XT2AW   8Q7BI     8P9MT KG4HH     VK9XI    
08. Okt 17 So   XT2AW   8Q7BI     8P9MT KG4HH     VK9XI    
09. Okt 17 Mo   XT2AW   8Q7BI     8P9MT KG4HH     VK9XI    
10. Okt 17 Di   XT2AW   8Q7BI     8P9MT[27] KG4HH[28]     VK9XI    
11. Okt 17 Mi   XT2AW   8Q7BI           VK9CI    
12. Okt 17 Do   XT2AW   8Q7BI XW4XR         VK9CI    
13. Okt 17 Fr   XT2AW   8Q7BI XW4XR S21Z**       VK9CI    
14. Okt 17 Sa   XT2AW   8Q7BI XW4XR S21Z**       VK9CI    
15. Okt 17 So   XT2AW   8Q7BI XW4XR S21Z**       VK9CI    
16. Okt 17 Mo   XT2AW   3B8/IW2NEF   8Q7BI[29] XW4XR S21Z**       VK9CI    
17. Okt 17 Di   XT2AW   3B8/IW2NEF     XW4XR S21Z** 8P9**       VK9CI[30]    
18. Okt 17 Mi   XT2AW   3B8/IW2NEF     XW4XR S21Z** 8P9**          
19. Okt 17 Do   XT2AW   3B8/IW2NEF     XW4XR S21Z** 8P9**          
20. Okt 17 Fr   XT2AW S79KB 3B8/IW2NEF     XW4XR S21Z** 8P9**          
21. Okt 17 Sa   XT2AW S79KB 3B8/IW2NEF     XW4XR S21Z** 8P9**          

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.”
 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:
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."
 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
A team from DXFriends will be active from Brazzaville, Congo as TN5R. More to follow..
Press 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!

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,
Dragan/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:


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.
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.
Alex, IW5ELA will be active as A25AL from the Okavango area of Botswana during September 7-15, 2017. QRV using vertical; CW. QSL via HC
Bill, K9HZ, will once again be active as J68HZ from hisvilla at Labrelotte Bay, Castries, St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA L-1336) between
September 1-16th. Activity is usually on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY. He states, "Will try to fill some band-mode slots for WAS and DXCC.
Particularly looking for AK and MT in the USA to complete 8BWAS." His
equipment will consist of an Elecraft K3, a 3 element beam for 20-6
meters and wire antennas for 160-30 meters. QSL via HC.He does use the LoTW, ClubLog and eQSL.
William "BJ", WA7WJR, will be active as XV9WJR from Vietnam
between August 26th and September 17th. BJ states, "I travel to VietNam
about 4 times each year, and recently obtained a 3 year license to operate
in Bien Hoa, Saigon, Vung Tao, and Phu Quoc Island." Activity will be
mainly on 40 and 20 meters using primarily CW. QSL via HC direct.
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. The 7163 Group is pleased to announce the "Protect
the Galapagos Islands Wildlife DXpediton" to Isabela Island (SA-004).
They will be active as HD8M from Isabela Island between September 14-21st.
Activity is planned for operations on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the
Digital modes (Primarily FT8). Operators mentioned are Jim/WB2REM, YL
Nancy/KG0YL, David/HC5DX, Ellis/N1MWJ and Mark/WY1G. QSL via ClubLog's
OQRS, direct to WB2REM (w/SASE) and via the Bureau through KG0YL. Upload
will be made to LoTW and eQSL after the DXpedition. For more information,
go to  or look on QRZ.com.
Hans, PA3HGT will be active from Mauritius as 3B8/PA3HGT between September 5-22, 2017. QRV on 40-20-10m, QSL via HC
A Russian team to be active from Kasane (the
northern part of Botswana) between September 15-25th. Operators mentioned
are Yuri/RM0F (A25BI), Pavel/R2AD (A25SP) and YL Elena/RC5A (A25BE).
 Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via ClubLog's
OQRS or via their home callsigns, direct and by the Bureau. Callsigns
A25BI and A25BE will both use LoTW.
Champ, E21EIC will be QRV from Laos as XW1IC on Sep 21-25, 2017. Active 80m-6m and will QRV in CQ WW RTTY Contest.
Grant, VK5GR, will be active as E6AG from Niue (OC-040) between
September 13-25th. Activity will be a one man holiday style Dxpedition
with family (so operating will be at times limited) on 40-6 meters (possibly
80m). Operations will be mainly the Digital modes and some SSB. His activity
will include the CQ WW RTTY Contest (September 23-24th). He plans to take a
500W station (K3+KPA500+KAT500) with a vertical folded monopole. QSL via
Katsumi, JA3KIO, will once again be active as T88XA from the
VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Islands (OC-009) between
September 20-26th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY
and JT65. Look for some activity in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest. QSL via his
home callsigns, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
Haru, JR4OZR will be active as A35W during the CQWW RTTY DX Contest (Sep 23-24, 2017). QSL via JJ2VLY, LoTW. Staying on Tonga between September 20-26th.
Unfortunately, due to various reasons, we are facing changes in our team. Jean 5T0JL BECAME silent key; he was honorary member of our DXpedition team. Ruda OK2ZA broke both his ankles just two weeks ago and Petr OK1FCJ for family reason can’t join 5T5OK team either.

Dates: Arrival – 15th September 2017, Departure – 29th September 2017.

On air approx: limited/building up 16, 17th, full operation planned from 18th till 26th, limited/dismantling 27th/28th.

Call sign: 5T5OK

Operators: Petr OK1BOA, Palo OK1CRM, David OK6DJ, Petr OK1FCJ, Pavel OK1GK, Ruda OK2ZA, Karel OK2ZI.

DXpedition guest ops: Ahmad 5T2AI.

Operation modes: SSB, CW, RTTY.

Radios: 2 x Elecraft K3, 3 x Kenwood TS480, 1 x IC7300

PA: no PA allowed, straight 100W only.

6m 5el YAGI
20m-10m 1x SpiderBeam, 1x HexBeam, 1x Ultrabeam 2el
40m 4 square, vertical
80m vertical with elevated radial
160m toploaded vertical
Receiving low bands: DHDL, beverages


OK6DJ QRZ address: David Beran, Dolni Kamenice 55, Holysov 34562, Czech Republic

.Petr/OK1BOA, Palo/OK1CRM, David/OK6DJ,
Petr/OK1FCJ, Pavel/OK1GK, Ruda/OK2ZA, Karel/OK2ZI and guest operators
Jean/5T0JL and Ahmad/5T2AI will be active as 5T5OK from Nouakchott,
Mauritania, between September 18-26th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via OK6DJ, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. For more
details and updates, see:         http://www.cdxp.cz
Leo, PP1CZ will again be active from Fernando de Noronha as PY0F/PP1CZ between September 22-27, 2017. QRV on 80-10m, CW/SSB/RTTY/FT8. QSL via OQRS.
Al, K7AR, will be active as 5W0RA from the Vaiala Beach Cottages,
Apia, Samoa (OC-097) between September 19-28th. Activity will be on 160-10
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He plans to be in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest
(September 23-24th). QSL via HC, ClubLog or LoTW.
ake, JA1UII will be active again as JD1BON from Chichijima (AS-031), Ogasawara during September 21-30, 2017 including participation in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest. QSOs confirmed automatically via bureau and LoTW; direct cards via HC
Ant, MW0JZE will be active from Bonaire as PJ4/MW0JZE between September 15-30, 2017. QRV on HF bands, SSB & RTTY. Participation in CQWW RTTY contest. QSL via M0OXO
Heinz, DL1YP will again be active from Moorea, French Polynesia OC-046 as FO/DL1YP between September 6 to October 1, 2017. QRV on 20-17-15m, SSB/RTTY. QSL via HC
Yutake, JH1MLO will be active from the South Park Hotel, Pohnpei, F.S.M as V63MLO between September 27 to October 1, 2017. QRV on 80-10m, SSB & RTTY. QSL via HC

Chusuke, JR1FKR, will be active as V63FKR from South Park
Hotel, Pohnpei Island (OC-010), between September 27th and October 2nd.
Activity will be holiday style on 40/20/17/15/10/6 meters using SSB and
RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau (not the KH0

Brian, N3OC and Bud, AA3B will be active from Antigua as V26OC and V26K between September 26 to October 2,2017. QRV on HF bands + 6m. QSL via HC
Chusuke, JR1FKR will be active from the South Park Hotel, Pohnpei, F.S.M as V63FKR between September 27 to October 2, 2017. QRV on HF bands. QSL via HC
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.
Henry, W2DZO will be active from Guantanamo Bay as KG4HH during October 6-9, 2017. QRV on 160-10m, SSB/CW, limited op times, SASE QSL direct.
John, MM0VEG will be operating holiday-style from Machchafushi, Maldives as 8Q7BI between October 7-16, 2017. QRV exclusively on 20m. Phone if conditions are good or PSK31 if poor. If you require card email John for his address for direct QSL. Log will be uploaded to Club Log and LoTW daily.
Peter/VK3FN,Chris/VK3FY, Lee/VK3GK, Luke/VK3HJ, Tony/VK3TZ and David/K3LP
will activate both Christmas  Island (OC-002) and Cocos (Keeling) Island
(OC-003) in the month of October 2017. The team will start on Christmas
Island as VK9XI between October 3-10th. During this time, they will be
active during the Oceania DX SSB  Contest (October 7-8th). The team will
then move to Cocos (Keeling) Island and be active as VK9CI between October
10-17th. During this time, they will be active during the Oceania DX CW
Contest (October 14-15th). For activity outside of the contest, operators
will be active on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, plus they will be
running a 6m beacon. QSL via M0OXO - Bureau requests ONLY via M0OXO's OQRS.
The operation now as a Web page at: http://christmascocos2017.vkdxg.com/index.php/category/news