5W, SAMOA (Also KH8). Operators Hiro/JF1OCQ and Mark/JJ1TBB will be active as 5W7X and 5W0TB, respectively, from Apia, Samoa (OC-097), between October 27th and November 6th. Activity will be on 160-10 ,meters using CW, SSB and FT8. They plan to make a side trip to American Samoa (KH8) and be active as W1VX/KH8 and KH8C. QSL 5W7X, 5W0TB and W1VX/KH8 via JF1OCQ, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. QSL KH8C via LoTW only (see QRZ.com).
9H, MALTA. Tev, TA1HZ, will once again be active as 9H3HZ from TaBertu. Activity will be during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op entry. The length of his stay is unknown. He will be running 100 watts from Yaesu FT991 rig into a windom wire antenna on a portable mast. Tev will also do some FT8 if he has some time. QSL via LoTW (pre- ferred), or direct to his TA address.
A5, BHUTAN. Operators Zorro/JH1AJT, Nao/JN1RVS and Champ/E21EI will once again be active as A5A from Bhutan between September 4-14th. Their main purpose there is to meet with the foreign ministry to continue discussions on the outcome and progress about the collaborative project for youth development program SEISA works for BOC. They will also meet with the officials from the Ministry of Health, the Sports Federations and the BOC National Olympic Committee. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. Look for Zorro to focus on FT8 after the meetings, and Champ to operate on CW and SSB between September 4-7th. QSL via JH1AJT; P.O. Box 8, Oiso, Naka-gun, KANAGAWA 255-0003, Japan. ClubLog’s OQRS will be available after Zorro return to Japan
DXCC’S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The „DXCC Most Wanted” entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of August 28th. The list contain 340 entities and here are the top 10 entities: 1. P5 DPRK (North Korea) 6. BV9P Pratas Island 2. 3Y/B Bouvet Island 7. KH7K Kure Island 3. FT5/W Crozet Island 8. KH3 Johnston Island 4. BS7H Scarborough Reef 9. VK0M Macquarie Island 5. CE0X San Felix Islands 10. FT5/X Kerguelen Island
EL, LIBERIA. Operators Col/MM0NDX and Jonathan/MM0OKG will be active as EL2EL from Monrovia in southern Liberia between November 5-9th. Activity will be on various HF bands using SSB and FT8. Look for more details and a Web site to be forthcoming soon. QSL via LoTW.
EX0, KYRGYZSTAN (Reminder). The SP9KAT DX Team is now active as EX0PL from Kyrgyzstan until September 10th. Polish operators mentioned are Igor/SP9AMF, Marian/SP9DEM, Darek/SP9ETE, Rafal/SP9IVD, Tadeuz/SP9MZH, Tomasz/SP9NLT, Mirek/SP9ONC, Jacek/SP9OUV, Tomasz/SP9SCZ, Mateusz/SQ9IWS, Rafal/SQ9MCI, and Waldemar/SQ9OUK. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. QSL via SP9KAT, direct or by the Bureau. For more details, updates, pictures and videos, see: ex.3sun.pl
FW, WALLIS AND FUTUNA. QSL Manager M0OXO, reports that Nobby, G0VJG, is planning his next Dxpedition to Wallis and Futuna Islands (FW) in early 2019. Nobby will operate from Wallis Island (OC-054) using a small amp- lifier and a beam antenna mostly on the higher bands. His emphasis will be on Europe dependent on band conditions using SSB and FT8. There is also a possibility of a short side trip to Futuna Island (OC-118), this to be confirmed later and Fiji (OC-016) may also be included to the trip. Flights have been booked and callsign has been requested, QRZ.com and further updates to follow in the coming months.
KH1/KH7Z BAKER ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release dated August 27th). KH1/KH7Z honored at Tokyo Ham Fair for its successful DXpedition — The KH1/KH7Z DXpedition was honored by CQ Ham Radio Japan and JIDX at the Tokyo Ham Fair last week. The team, represented by Ken Tanuma, JN1THL, received the plaque presented by Zorro, JH1AJT at the annual DX meeting. KH1/KH7Z QSLs are due from the printer in early September and should be in the mail shortly afterwards. It is not too late to submit for your card on our website or ClubLog…. The Baker Island 2018 Team See pictures on the NODXA FaceBook page at: scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40430504_2088834654484478_8555092485854986240_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=4c6b2595e69d87b86af609a2d47f27e3&oe=5C33B910 scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40460082_2088834884484455_4206801680521494528_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=e62149e658244113898770d2d76ff122&oe=5C2D7C73
SN100, POLAND (Special Event). Look for the following stations to be active at various times between now and November 11th to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence: SN100ID, SN100IP, SN100JH, SN100JP, SN100L, SN100PS and SN100PW. A diploma will be available. For details, see: pzk.org.pl/print.php?type=N&item_id=4248
SP100, POLAND (Special Event). Members of the Piastowski Klub Krótko- falarstwo (SP6PAZ-SN6O) will be active as SP100PAZ until December 31st. Activity is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Poland’s regaining their independence (1918-2018). QSL via the Bureau PZK, direct or LoTW. <sp6paz.pl/>
VP6D DUCIE ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. The following excerpts were posted on FaceBook and the VP6D Web page: [On Thursday, August 30th] Nigel Jolly, owner of the Braveheart, reports that the VP6D equipment has arrived in Tauranga [shipped from San Francisco] and will soon be nestled into storage at his dockside warehouse! [Other DX-pedition equipment was already in Nigel’s warehouse: tents, generators, tables, chairs, bunks,and supporting equipment.] Picture of shipment: <scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40452032_1806522122729042_6415181990479265792_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=97d729bd88c7d14e391e7aa178220ea4&oe=5C290E85>Our Team wishes to thank the clubs, foundations, and individuals thathaveshown their financial support for this DXpedition project. We aregratefulfor your generosity. VP6D Web page: www.vp6d.com VP6DFaceBook page:https://www.facebook.com/VP6D-Ducie-2018-1470984209616170WH0,MARIANA ISLANDS. Harry, JG7PSJ/JD1BMH/KW2X, will once again beactive asKH0/KW2X from Saipan (OC-086) between September 12-18th.Activity will be on40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via LoTWor direct to JG7PSJ.