The FREE DX-World Weekly Bulletin #258

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II0PN/MM – North Pole expedition

Dear friends, In August starts the expedition to North Pole from a ARMI member (IU5KUH) with sailing ship MELORIA (or another sailing ship) from WAF (World Arctic Fund) and ONG from Berlin (Germany). ARMI are the sponsor for this activation. Simone, IU5KUH will be operating in 20, 30, 40 meter in SSB, CW and PSK. […]

QSL preview – KH1/KH7Z

Well, it’s not quite the full card preview but here’s a sneak preview of part of the card. [tnx N1DG]

QSL preview – OJ0Y

OJ0Y – Market Reef took place at the end of June 2018. Operators were Emil DL8JJ, Paul G4PVM and Col MM0NDX. This is their QSL card which will be going to the printers very soon. Note: 360° at Market Reef

8Q7EC – Maldives

Christian, OE3DEC will be active from Biyadhoo island, Maldives as 8Q7EC during September 14-23, 2018. QRV on HF bands. QSL via H/c.

YJ3XPT – Vanuatu

Perrin, VK3XPT is currently active from Erakor, Efate Island, Vanuatu as YJ3XPT until July 23, 2018. QRV on 40-20-10m, mainly SSB using an Alexloop Walkham antenna. QSL via H/c.

V47FWX – St Kitts

NEWS UPDATE – Gary, G0FWX will again be active from St Kitts as V47FWX during August 18-25, 2018 with a return visit also planned between November 7-14, 2018. QRV holiday-style. QSL via M0URX.

JD1YAB/JD1 – Minami Torishima

JD1YAB/JD1 is now active from Minami Torishima until early August 2018. QRV when time permits mainly on 15 & 17m. QSL via JS1LMG.

[REMINDER] YJ0GA – Vanuatu

Geoff, ZL3GA will again be active from Efate Island, OC-035, Vanuatu as YJ0GA between July 18-25, 2018. QRV on 80-10m. QSL via H/c, Club Log OQRS, LoTW.

7V9A – Habibas Islands, AF-094

Afif, 7X2RO informs DX-World that he, 7X2KC, 7X2ET, 7X2QC & 7X2DF will be active from Habibas Islands, AF-094 as 7V9A during July 17-21, 2018. QRV in SSB, FT8, Digi; some CW.

8Q7IP – Maldives

Gabor, HA3JB will be active from Hulhumale Island, Maldives as 8Q7IP during September 19-30, 2018. QRV on 80-10m CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8. Participation in the CQWW RTTY Contest. QSL via H/c.

Z66X – Kosovo (FT8 DXpedition)

The Kosovo International Friendship Consortium, Z66X, will activate Kosovo once again beginning July 19 through July 30th with emphasis on FT8 Digital from 80m through 6m and utilizing the recently released DXpedition mode version 1.9.1, downloadable from  https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html (Please read https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/FT8_DXpedition_Mode.pdf for details on split operation). The operators are Enda EI2II, Declan EI9HQ, Martti OH2BH, Hans PB2T,  Driton Z61DX and Fehmi Z62FB. […]

Commentary: Baker Island DXpedition

Good write-up on the recent KH1/KH7Z DXpedition to Baker island – written by the crew who took the team there. For the last month, NAI’A has hosted the most unusual of charters and what a fascinating time we have had! We can proudly say that we have successfully facilitated the expedition of 14 HAM radio […]

Irish Islands IOTA Tour 2018

NEWS UPDATE – This weekend EJ0DXG will QRV from Great Blasket Island EU-007. Ops EI5IQ, EI6FR, EI9FBB & EI9FVB will be run 3 stations on 80-6m; CW, SSB & Digi. Along with the IOTA being quite rare, the organisers also mention it’s a rare Grid# [IO42rc] and Worked All Ireland square V29. JUNE 15 – […]

A35RR – Tonga

Roly, ZL1BQD will be active from Tonga as A35RR starting August 15th for 2 weeks. Roly mostly operates FT8 and JT65. QSL via H/c.

P4/N1DC – Aruba

Rick, N1DC will be active from Aruba as P4/N1DC during July 14-26, 2018. QRV on 40-10m; CW, SSB, FT8. QSL via home call, LoTW.

Briefing: Top Band at KH1/KH7Z

Here is a brief description of the recent Baker Island (KH1/KH7Z) 160-meter operation. Among the numerous limitations the USFWS placed on us, being only allowed on the island in June was the most onerous. A long way from ideal from a low-band point of view, but we were determined to make it work. The result […]

VK9/JO7GVC & VK9/JK7LXU – Norfolk Island

Takao, JO7GVC and Hirokazu, JK7LXU plan to be QRV from Norfolk Island as VK9/JO7GVC & VK9/JK7LXU between October 9-14, 2018. Holiday-style activity on 40-10m, mainly CW, PSK and FT8.