3W9, VIETNAM. Jacek, SP5APW, will be active as 3W9JK/P from Cham Island (AS-162) between September 15-22nd, and as 3W9JK from Ho An City in the Quang Nam Province between September 22-27th. Activity will be on 20-6 meters using SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog’s OQRS.
5E, MOROCCO. Operators Jose/EA1ACP, Gen/EA5EL, Francisco/EA7FTR and David/ EB7DX will be active with the special callsign 5E5A during four different periods. Activity is a „National Celebrations in Morocco”. The first period has past (July 28-31st), but the next three are August 14-15th, August 19-21st and August 30th-September 3rd. Operations will be on CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via EA7FTR.
9M61, MALAYSIA. Look for the special event callsigns with the prefix „9M61” to be active (as of August 1st) through September 1st. Activity is to celebrate the 61st anniversary of the independence of Malaysia, and to promote Malaysia’s amateur radio enthusiasts in the country. The callsigns to look for are: 9M61MA – Perak 9M61MN – Negeri Sembilan 9M61MB – Selangor 9M61MP – Penang 9M61MC – Pahang 9M61MQ – Sarawak 9M61MD – Kelantan 9M61MR – Perlis 9M61MJ – Johor 9M61MS – Sabah 9M61MK – Kedah 9M61MT – Terengganu 9M61MM – Melaka 9M61MW – Kuala Lumpur QSL via the operator’s instructions. There are four different certifi- cates available from the Malaysian DX and Contest Group’s (9MDXC). Details can be found on their Web site at: www.9mdxc.com/cq9m
B0, CHINA. Operators Lide/BI8CKU and Rui-Li/BI8JDW will be active as B0/BI8CKU from Lhasa, Tibet, China, between August 6-14th. Activity will be on 40 and 20 meters FT8 only. QSL via EA5GL or BI8CKU direct. Also QSL via ClubLog’s OQRS.
E7, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. Boris, E73Y, informs OPDX that on July 26th, 2018, the Bosnia and Herzegovina Communications Regulatory Agency (see <www.rak.ba>) published Rule 86/2018 which allows Amateur Radio operations on portions of 60m and 4m bands. On 60m, E7 HAM’s will use frequencies 5351.5-5366.5 kHz and 68.0-74.5MHz on 4m.
EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Bob, GU4YOX, will be active as EA8/GU4YOX from Fuerteventura Island (AF-004) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via GU4YOX, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
OX, GREENLAND. Brandon, W0GPR, will be active as OX/W0GPR from Jakobshavn, Western Greenland, between August 9-27th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using a KX3. Brandon states that his activity will be during the evenings „when time allows (he is there studying glacial geology in Greenland”; possible 4 grids GP48,49,58,59 depending on various camp locations”. QSL via LoTW or direct to W0GPR.
OX, GREENLAND. Bo, OZ1DJJ, will once again be active as OX3LX, this time from Uummannaq Island (NA-134, WW Loc. GQ30WQ), Northwest Greenland, between August 15-29th. Activity will be on various HF bands, but limited to his spare time when not working (He states, „Best chance is in the morning around lunch and after dinner [local time utc+2], on the weekend also during night/morning”). QSL via OZ0J direct (see QRZ.com). Logs get uploaded to LoTW, ClubLog and sometimes eQSL. For more details and updates, see: geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped
T42, CUBA. Operators Alexei/CO2XK, Lazaro/CO2WL, Amed/CO2AME and possibly others will be active as T42W between October 25-29th. Activity will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) and some FT8 operations.
TX5, AUSTRAL ISLANDS (Update/Low Band enthusiasts…..). Bob, K4UEE, sent out the following: The 5 man team going to TX5T, Raivavae Island in the Austral group are pleased to announce that they will be QRV on all bands 160m thru 10m. (no permit for 60M). We should arrive August 13th and depart the 22nd. The decision has been made to use 18m Spider poles to support a 160m Tee and an 1/4 vertical on 80m. Power output will be limited to 500w. There are plans for receive antennas as well. On TopBand, our frequency allotment begins at 1830 KHz, so look for us just above that and likely listening up most of the time, but down for our friends in JA. We also expect to be QRV on FT8 around 1838-1840. Check out our website for additional information: www.australs2018.com/ 73, The 2018 TX5T team (W5MJ, W5RF, W5SJ, K5PI AND K4UEE)
VP6D DUCIE ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release #7, dated August 5th): VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DX-pedition (OC-182) — We are honored to have received a grant from the ARRL’s Colvin Award Committee. The Colvin Award is funded by an endowment established by Lloyd D. Colvin, W6KG (SK). More information can be found at: www.arrl.org/colvin-award-grants We appreciate the ARRL’s confidence in, and support of, VP6D. We’re pleased to announce that Rob Fanfant, N7QT, has joined the VP6D team. Rob is a DX-pedition veteran whose most recent project was VK9MA Mellish Reef in 2017. Previous projects include: VK9WA Willis Island, Manihiki E51MQT, Montserrat VP2MQT, Austral Islands (TX5Z), Christmas Island, Australia(VK9AN), San Andres (5J0X , HK0/N7QT), Sint Maarten (PJ7/N7QT), Saba (PJ6/N7QT), Austral Islands TX5D), Saint Lucia (J6/N7QT), and Saint Lucia (J6/N7QT). We think you will agree that Rob is well qualified for the project and we are happy to add him to the team. As we march towards our departure date of October 16th the project is on schedule. A VP6D working group is currently in Northern California preparing the equipment for shipment to Braveheart in New Zealand. On August 3rd, we had the pleasure of meeting Eric Swartz, WA6HHQ, at the Elecraft factory where we were introduced to the Elecraft team and toured the factory. We then accepted 8 complete K3s stations for use at VP6D. Thanks to Elecraft and all our corporate sponsors for their ongoing support. Today we are continuing the tasks of integrating the radios, computers, software, configuring the network and preparing the shipping cases. We plan an end to end test, from the keyboard to the BGAN to the log server in the cloud. We expect to have the equipment ready for the customs broker by Weds, Aug 7th. Thanks for your continued interest and support of VP6D. 73, Team Ducie – 2018 Website: vp6d.com, Twitter and Facebook Please direct questions to: email@example.com
Z23MD ZIMBABWE DXPEDITION NEWS (2018 The New Adventure For the Mediter- raneo DX Club). [Update] The MDXC reports on July 26th that their team of operators is complete for their Z23MD operation between October 26th and November 6th (see Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin #1364.2). The list of operators are Ant/IZ8CCW (Leader), Gabriele/I2VGW (Co-leader), Marco/ IZ2GNQ, Michel/F5EOT, François/ON4LO, Gabi/YO8WW, Eric/ON7RN, Henri/F1HRE, Dario/IZ4UEZ, Andrea/IK5BOH, Feri/YO5OED, Steve/MW0ZZK, Alex/YO8SS, Karl/OE3JAG, Adrian/KO8SCA, Sarath/VU3RSB, Wlodek/SP6EQZ, Axel/DL6KVA, Les/SP3DOI and Gerd/DJ5IW. The official Web site, by the way, is already online at: www.mdxc.org/z23md