8P BARBADOS. Dean, 8P6SH, will be active as 8P2K during the following
CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th) -- Single-Op/Single-Band (80m)
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) -- Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) -- Single-Op/Single-Band (160m)
Dean will be using a TS590 with phased verticals 4 dipoles. On 160m
he will use an Inverted L and RX antenna on 160m. QSL via KU9C.
AM3, SPAIN (Special Event). Members of the Mike Delta Victor DX Group
will be operating the special event station AM3WRG around the World
Roller Games in Barcelona between now and July 14th. Three special awards
are available. QSL via LoTW or eQSL. For more details, see:
CY9C ST. PAUL ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. The CY9C team posted the following
on their Web page (https://cy9c.com)[edited]: Seven of the 2016 DXpedtion
Team will be returning July 31st, 2019, to St. Paul Island. We hope to
fill many of the band/mode slots still in demand and for those that
missed the DXpedition as a all time new one, we will work hard to fill
that slot as well. Lots of EME, SAT, FT8 as well. Frequencies for their
operations on FT8:
160m – 1836 Normal FT8 17m – 18095 Fox/Hound
80m – 3567 Fox/Hound 15m – 21091 Fox/Hound
60m – 5357 Normal FT8 12m – 24911 Fox/Hound
40m – 7056 Fox/Hound 10m – 29081 Fox/Hound
30m – 10131 Fox/Hound 6m – 50316 Fox/Hound
20m – 14090 Fox/Hound
D4, CAPE VERDE. Lukas, HB9EBT, will once again be active as D44TEG from
Tarrafal, Santiago Island (AF-005, WLOTA 0158) between July 22-29th.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters CW only using an Elecraft K3 with 100
watts into a Triple Leg antenna on a 15m Fiberglass pole and homemade
feeder line. QSL via his home callsign, direct (NO IRCs) or by the Bureau.
HAPPY 150th (Hiram Percy Maxim Birthday Celebration). The ARRL is cele-
brating the 150th anniversary of the birth of ARRL’s first president and
cofounder Hiram Percy Maxim (HPM), W1AW, born on September 2nd, 1869.
The ARRL will hold an operating event this summer to celebrate HPM’s
legacy from 0000 UTC on August 31st, and continue until 2359 UTC on
September 8th. It is open to all radio amateurs. W1AW and all ARRL members
will append “/150” to their callsigns during this event (DX operators who
are ARRL members may operate as /150, if permitted by their
country of license.)
HR, HONDURAS. Alan, N3AD, will be active possibly with a special HR9 call-
sign (or as HR9/N3AD) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as
well as the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry. Before and after the contest, he will sign HR9/N3AD. QSL via W3HNK.
AS-206. Harry, JG7PSJ, will be active as JG7PSJ/7 from Oshima Island
(New IOTA) starting around 2200z, July 19th, until 0600z,
July 21st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB
and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign. For more info and updates,
EU-004. Gabriel, EA6VQ, will once again be active from Mallorca Island,
Balearic Islands, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th)
as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via EA6VQ or LoTW.
EU-030. Carsten, OZ4CG, is once again active as OZ4SOP from Bornholm
Island, in the center of the Baltic Sea, until July 31st. He
is active every year for the Sea Of Peace Award (For details,
see: https://www.amateurfunk-mvp.de/inhalte/sopdiple.htm ).
All QSOs are on CW. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW and eQSL. If
you need a paper QSL, order it via ClubLog and he will send
your card via the Bureau.
EU-075. Konstantinos/SV8GGI will be active from Salamina Island during
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/
12-HRs/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.
EU-107. Operators Gil/F4FET and Antoine/F5RAB will be active as TM7P
from Petite Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th)
as a Multi-Op entry. They plan to be active some days before
and after the contest weekend. QSL via F4FET.
EU-124. Operators Jim/M0JWB, Lyns/G0AZE, Dave/G4CXQ, Graham/G4DPH,
Stephen/G4TBD and Warren/M7RVD will be active as MW0TSL/P
from Caldey Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th)
as a Multi-Op entry. QSL info was not provided.
EU-131. Several members of the ARI Mestre Team will be active as
IQ3ME/p from Pellestrina Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via IQ3ME, direct,
by the Bureau or LoTW.
EU-146. Teun, PA5TT, will be active from Schouwen Duiveland during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode entry.
QSL via PA5TT.
EU-183. If you worked YP0H as of July 4th (activity about 30 hours),
you worked Sacalinu Mare Island, Romania. Operators were
Sandro/VE7NY/YO3FBK, Adrian/KO8SCA/YO8SCA and Gabi/YO8WW.
QSL via VE7NY, direct (SASE NA 2 USDs/Europe 3 USDs) or by
the Bureau (1-2 years).
EU-185. Valery, RU6DX, will once again be active as RU6DX/p from
Sudzhuk Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th)
as a Single-Op/All-Bands/Mix-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via
OC-133. (Reminder) Saty, JE1JKL, will once again be active as 9M6NA
from Mohammed's, 9M6MO, QTH on Labuan Island, East Malaysia,
between July 7-16th. His focus will be on 6 meters FT8 (50.313
and 50.323 MHz), and also FT8 (F/H) on 50.318 MHz. He will also
participate in IARU HF Championship (July 13-14th). QSL via
ClubLog's OQRS only for Bureau and direct QSLs. All the logs
are promptly uploaded to LoTW. Visit Saty's home page at:
PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new (www.iota-world.org) have
decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA
operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX,
and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin......
OH0, ALAND ISLANDS (Excerpts from a press release by Wayne, N7NG, dated
July 1st). OH0C IN THE IARU RADIOSPORT -- During the IARU Contest (July
13-14th), an international team will air the callsign OH0C on all bands
using CW and SSB. Operators mentioned are: CO8DM, E21EIC, OH2BH and OH2TA
Outside of the contest they will use their personal callsigns. QSL OH0C
OJ0, MARKET REEF (Excerpts from a press release by Wayne, N7NG, dated
July 1st). Just a reminder that the Market Reef 50th anniversary cele-
brations (of its DXCC Status) is now happening as of July 6th, with
multiple callsigns and an international team. There are twenty-one valid
J0 licenses. More than 50% are expected to be active during this year.
If you work five of them (5) in 2019, a special award will be available.
If you work ten (10) of them in 2019, you will qualify for a special
award and a symbolic key to the lighthouse. Your log extract should be
submitted to Pasi, OH3WS, the contact person between the Finnish Light-
house Society (FLS) and the global ham fraternity. Look for the stations
and operators in the coming weeks:
OJ0A -- between now July 10th; Ops are CO8DM, DJ9ZB, E21EIC, E20NKB,
SM3DY, OH2TA, OH2BH and OH3JR
OJ0B & OJ0Z -- between July 10-13th; Ops are DJ9ZB, OH2PM, PB2T and OH3JR
OJ0C -- between July 13-20th; Ops are OH1UBO, OH2FB, OH3UAF and OH3WS
OJ0DX -- between July 25-31st; Ops are DL3DXX, DJ4MF, DL5SE, SM0W and
OJ0O -- between August 17-24th; Ops are DS4EIO, JH4RHF, JE6HIB, OG2M,
OH3JR and W5XU
PLEASE NOTE: OJ0AW and OJ0W were on earlier in 2019.
Additionally, the host operators will fill some slots and several odd
band/modes; OJ0W (OH3WS), OJ0JR (OH3JR), OJ0BH (OH2BH) and OJ0MR (OG2M).
The activations above will make eleven (11) OJ0 callsigns to hunt.
Thank you for being part of the OJ0 50-Years celebrations.
OPDX MAILING LIST (Just A Reminder). The "new" OPDX Mailing List is back up
and running! Details on how to subscribe/unsubscribe are at the bottom of
this bulletin. PLEASE pass the word around.... Thanks and 73 de Tedd KB8NW
P4, ARUBA. Jaap, PA7DA, will be active as P4/PA7DA from Aruba Island
(SA-036) between October 17-31st. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10
meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Jaap states, "It will be a
low-cost activation, using IC-7300 w/100 watts into a HyEndFed wire
antenna." QSL via PA7DA by the Dutch Bureau. For updates, watch:
PJ7, SINT MAARTEN. Ed, WA1ZAM/N2HX, will once again be active as PJ7PL
from the Royal Palm's a week before and a week after the CQWW DX SSB
Contest. Activity will include operations in the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. Outside of the contest,
activity will be holiday style on 30-10 meters using SSB, RTTY, FT4 and
FT8 -- depending on what he brings down. QSL via N2HX or WA1ZAM.
9M6, East Malaysia:
Saty/JE1JKL will be active as 9M6NA from Labuan Island (OC-133, WW
Loc.: OJ75) between the 7th and 16th, including the IARU HF
Championship. QRV before and after the contest with a focus on 6m
(FT8). QSL via ClubLog, LoTW. https://jsfc.org/je1jkl/9m6na.html
The special event station DL50NFA (special DOK 50NFA) marks the
installation of the first 2m FM repeater in Europe 50 years ago.
QRV until June 30 next year on HF, 2m, and 70cm on all modes. An
award will be available as well. QSL via bureau and direct.
Janusz/SP9FIH will be back on the air as E44WE from Bethlehem
between July 6 and August 6. QRV on 80, 30, 20, and 6m on FT8,
RTTY, and SSB. QSL via SP9FIH, ClubLog OQRS.
Members of the Mike Delta Victor DX Group will be operating the
special event station AM3WRG around the World Roller Games in
Barcelona from July 4 to 14. A special award will also be made
available. QSL via LOTW, eQSL. https://am3wrg.mikedeltavictor.com/
The Leicester Radio Society commemorates the first human Moon
landing with the special callsign GB5EHL until July 28 on HF (CW,
SSB, RTTY, SSTV, PSK, FT8).
H44, Solomon Islands:
Bernhard/DL2GAC operates once more as H44MS. QRV from Malaita
Island (OC-047) between July 5 and September 25 on 80-6m (SSB
only). QSL via DL2GAC (d/B).
The special event station 8J8ARDF operates around the 31st All
Japan ARDF Athletic Meet. QRV from July 5 until October 6 from
Hokkaido (AS-078) on HF. QSL via bureau.
Members of the Luxembourg Amateur Radio Union (LARU) commemorate
the Apollo 11 mission with the callsign LX50MOON during July. QSL
via LoTW, automagically via bureau.
Carsten/OZ4CG supports the Sea of Peace award during July with
operating the callsign OZ4SOP from Bornholm (EU-030) on HF (CW
only). He will also use the callsign during the IARU HF Contest.
QSL via ClubLog OQRS, LoTW, eQSL.
The Gibraltar Amateur Radio Society (GARS) operates the special
event station ZB2IG19 around the 18th Gibraltar Island Games 2019.
QRV between the 4th and 30th. QSL via ZB2BU (d).
VK9L, Lord Howe Island:
Rick/AI5P plans to activate Lord Howe Island between August 1 and
10 on 40 to 17m on CW and FT8. QSL via AI5P.
XF3LL - Cozumel Island (NA-090):
The special event station XF3LL activates Cozumel Island (NA-090,
XEFF-0004, WW Loc.: EL60) and the lighthouse Punta Celerain (ILLW
MX0011) on August 17 and 18. QRV on 40 - 10m on SSB and digital
modes. QSL via XE3N.
3DA, Swaziland und Lesotho Tour 2019:
Pista/HA5AO announces a DXpedition to Swaziland and Lesotho. From
Sept. 16 to 30 be is going to operate as 3DA0AO and from Oct. 2 to
18 as 7P8AO. QRV on 80 to 10m on CW and FT8. For more information
13 COLONIES (Special Event). Once again the annual (the 11th) "13 Colonies
Special Event" will take place between 1300z, July 1st and 0400z July 8th.
The certificate is printed on heavy card stock. Stations working one state
or, as many as all 16, will be eligible for the certificate. A "Clean Sweep"
indicator will be affixed for those lucky enough to "Q" all 16. A special
endorsement will be attached for stations contacting their sister oper-
ation, WM3PEN, in Philadelphia, PA, where independence was declared. New
since 2015, the 13 Colonies have added a second sister event station.
GB13COL will operate from Durham, England. The 13 Colonies certificate
will have a Liberty Bell added for a contact with WM3PEN. For 2019, K2Z
will be operating as a "Event Managers" bonus station for the 13 Colonies
Special Event in July! They will also offer a special QSL card printed
just for this event. There should be at least two stations from each on
the 13 colonies on the air, as well as Super contest stations, multi-
operator Club stations and OM and XYL teams. The U.S. original 13 colonies
are CT-DE-GA-MA-MD-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-SC-VA. The special events stations
mentioned are: K2A (NY), K2B (VA), K2C (RI), K2D (CT), K2E (DE), K2F (MD),
K2G (GA), K2H (MA), K2I (NJ), K2J (NC), K2K (NH), K2L (SC), and K2M (PA).
All HF bands will be in play, including the WARC bands, with the exception
of 60 meters. 2 meters and 6 meter simplex are encouraged. All modes of
operation should be represented - SSB, CW, RTTY, Digital, and the Satel-
lites. The mode of operation is up to the individual colony state station.
For more details on the stations, suggested frequencies, QSL info and how
to obtain the special certificate, see: http://www.13colonies.net
All Short Wave Listeners (SWL), you can also qualify for the certificate.
5TH ANNUAL RST SPECIAL EVENT. Members of the North Country DX Association
(NCDXA club K7ICE) will be on HF celebrating their 5th Annual “Worked All
RST” special event starting Jan. 1, 2020, running through February 28th.
Phone, CW and all the Digital modes will be covered from northern North
America promoting Amateur Radio! Full color QSLs and free certificates
are available. QSL manager is K7ICE (please see QSL instructions for K7ICE
at QRZ.com). Alaska KL7RST operators are: Donn/KL7DG (Kotlik school),
Corliss/AL1G (Anchorage), Ron/KL7YK (Anchorage), Tim/NL8F (Dutch Harbor)
and Bill/KL7IDA (Tok). Canadian operators: VY1RST - Bob/VY1MB (Whitehorse);
VE8RST - Garth/VE8NSD (Hay River); VY0RST - Pierre/VE3KTB/VY0 and Alex/
VE1RUS/VY0 (Eureka), Mike/VY0CF (Rankin Inlet); "wildcard" operator Chris/
VE3CBK as N1RAC/VE3 and OX7RST by Bo/OZ1DJJ. Of special interest, the
students from Kotlik school (KL7RST) will be gaining air time while ob-
taining their Amateur Radio permits. Operators Pierre and Alex coming on
from 80N, Eureka on Ellesmere Island (VY0RST), and Tim (KL7RST) operating
from the 2nd rock out on the end of Alaska’s Aleutian Chain. For more
details and a free RST certificate, see: https://www.qrz.com/lookup/K7ICE
9J2, ZAMBIA (Update). Members of the Z2LA and 7P8LB team are planning a
trip to Zambia between March 5-15th (2020). A preliminary departure date
is 4th of March 2020. The license application form has been received and
will shortly be forwarded with requests for the 9J2LA callsign. The Web
page is now available at: https://9j2la.com
Facebook will be used for “Breaking News” the weeks before departure and
during the Expedition. Updated list of operators are Rune/LA7THA (team
leader), Harald/LB2HG, Svein/LA3BO, Morten/LA3MHA, Piotr/LA7RRA, Arne/
LA7WCA, Svein/LA9KKA, Thor/LA9VPA, Morten/LB8DC, Christian/OE5CWO and
Philipp/OE7PGI. The team will be focused on CW and FT8 for the low bands,
and CW, SSB and FT8 for the higher bands. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826.5*, 3524, 7024, 10124, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24894 and 28024
SSB - 7082, 14185, 18140, 21295, 24955 and 28495
FT8 - 1844/1908**, 3590, 7060, 10140, 14086, 18104, 21095, 24918 and 28095
6m - 50104/CW and 50313/FT8
(*) 160m: 1826.5 kHz lsn dwn for JA, up for EU, NA and other continents.
(**) 160m: FT8, QSX 1908 for JA
9J2LA TEAM plans to use FT8 as the primary data mode. They will use FT8
DXpedition mode, operating as the Fox. If you hear them on the normal FT8
frequencies, they will not be using DXpedition mode and only work one station
at the time. If the number of callers is high, they will announce a QSY to
their DXpedition frequencies.
QSOs will be uploaded to ClubLog if internet access is available. QSL
via M0OXO QSL service.
AFRICAN TOUR (Press Release #2) [edited]. Pista, HA5AO, reports that he
will arrive in Kingdom of eSwatini (Swaziland) on September 15th, and plans
to stay until October 1st. His license for the 3DA0AO callsign was issued
last year. The flight and room at Mountain Inn Resort at Mbabane is booked.
His plan to start to set up antenna and station on the 16th and can be
expected on the air by the evening. The station set up contains the Ele-
craft K3S with a KPA500 and fed into a vertical antenna. Pista will operate
on the 80-10m bands using mainly CW and FT8 on the higher bands. Pista
plans to be active on September 21 and 22nd in the All Africa DX Contest
as a Single-Op/Single-Transmitter/CW-Mode/All-Band/High-Power entry.
After the eSwatini operation Pista, HA5AO, will arrive in Lesotho on
the 1st of October and plans to stay until October 19th. He will use again
the 7P8AO callsign. Flight and room at Molengoane Lodge is also booked.
Due to other commitments the operation from Lesotho will take place during
his free time mainly on CW and FT8 on the higher bands.
QSL policy, Logsearch and OQRS is available at: https://www.ha5ao.com
AO50, SPAIN (Special Event). Members of the Asociacion de Radioaficionados
de Padron (ASORAPA) will be active as AO50MOON to celebrate the 50th
anniversary of APOLLO XI moon landing during the month of July. QSL via
EA1RCI, direct or by the Bureau.
CB1/CB2, CHILE (Special Event). Members of the Chilean YL Radioamateur
Group will be active with the following special callsigns during the week
of July 1-7th, due to the Solar Eclipse in the northern zone of Chile
around July 2nd. Activity will be on all HF bands. QSL via CA2MEM. The
special callsigns, locations and operators are as follows:
CB1SOL -- QTH Iquique; operators Maritza/CE1RFI, Delcy/CE1RFN,
Pink/CE1WZM and Standard/CA1NCQ
CB2SOL -- QTH Coquimbo; operators Emelina/CE2PJH, Marcia/CA2BRJ,
Glory/CA2GIV and Elizabeth/CA2MEM
DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has
been updated on ClubLog as of June 29th. The list contains 340 entities.
The following 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. FT5/X Kerguelen Island
5. CE0X San Felix Islands 10. 3Y/P Peter 1 Island
No changes this month. The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list
is available at: https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php
E4, PALESTINE (Reminder). Janusz, SP9FIH, will once again (for the 4th
time) be active as E44WE from Bethlehem (KM71OQ) between July 6th and
August 6th. Activity this time will be on 80/30/20/6 meters using SSB,
some RTTY and possibly FT8 (F/H). QSL via his home callsign or ClubLog's
OQRS. For more details and updates, see: http://www.e4.dxpeditions.org
EP, IRAN. Ali, EP3CQ/6O1OO, informs OPDX of the following: The Communi-
cations Regulatory Authority and Parsian Amateur Radio Club are opening
DXpedition opportunities in historical sites on Iran. The first location
that is being announced and available now is Shapour Citadel in Chaharmahal
and Bakhtiari Province. They are looking for a good start and then spread
the same to other very famous sites in the country i.e. Persepolis of
Shiraz, Yazd, etc. I suppose this is a very rare and great opportunity
to have a DXpedition in Iran. Weather condition is very good now, visa
upon arrival for three month and super cheap in terms of expenses i.e.
flights around 20-50$ etc. indeed it is a unique experience and opportunity.
All interested DXpedition teams can send their request(s) for 3 to 30Mhz
(standard HF bands). No limitation on mode of operation. Requests should
be submitted 3-4 month to (email@example.com) prior to the actual operation,
for coordination and obtaining the relevant license(s).
FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. Rick, AI5P, will be active as FO/AI5P from French
Polynesia between July 22-29th. Activity will be on 40-17 meters using
CW and FT8. QSL via AI5P, direct or by the Bureau. No LoTW, eQSL or
H4, SOLOMON ISLANDS. Operators Michael/DL2GMI and Bernard/DL2GAC will
be active from Malaita Island (OC-047, WW Loc. RI01), but at different
times. Michael, DL2GMI, will be active between August 23rd and September
2nd. His callsign is pending. Bernard, DL2GAC, will be active again as
H44MS between July 7th and September 20th, possibly longer. Activity will
be on 80/40/20/15/10/6 meters using SSB, FT8 and possibly some RTTY. Once
Michael receives his callsign, QSL via DL2GMI, by the DARC Bureau, direct,
LoTW or eQSL. QSL H44MS via DL2GAC, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog and
eventually on LoTW.
AS-206. (NEW IOTA) Shigeru, JI3CEY, will be active as JI3CEY/0 from
Sado Island between July 20-22nd. Activity will be holiday
style on various HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via his home
EU-068. Operators Bastien/F4EYQ and Fabien/F4GYM, members of the F6KOP
Radio Club de Provins, will be active as F4EYQ/P and F4GYM/P
from Sein Island between July 26-29th. They plan to participate
in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) with the callsign TM5S.
This callsign was used 20 years ago by the F6KOP club. QSL via
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