- Category: DX Bulletin
- Published on Saturday, 25 June 2016 11:12
- Written by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
6V, SENEGAL (IOTA Op). A team of Italian operators will be active as 6V1IS from Ngor and Gorée Islands (AF-045), Senegal, between November 6-16th. This is a Humanitarian DXpedition. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. Operators and Team members mentioned are Leopoldo/ I8LWL (Organizer), Alfredo/IK7JWX (Team leader/QSL Manager), Ampelia/ IS0AGY, Christian/IS0BWM, Loredana/IS0FFR, Patrick/IS0FQK, Simon/IZ7ATN, Vincenzo/IZ8FRH, Enzo/IZ8LFI and Michele/IW7EGQ. Log will be available on ClubLog. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1707060236221730
8Q, MALDIVES (Reminder). Wolfgang, DK1HW, will be active as 8Q7HW from Safari Island Resort on Mushimasgali Island (AS-013) between June 20-28th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using CW, SSB and PSK31, and running 100 watts into verticals in the seawater. QSL via DK1HW. 8Q, MALDIVES. James, 9V1YC, is currently active as 8Q7YC from Dharavandhoo Island, Baa Atoll, Maldives (AS-013) until June 21st. Activity is on various HF bands. QSL via W5UE. 9A, CROATIA (IOTA Op). Adrian, YO4HHP, will be active as 9A/YO4HHP from Cres Island (EU-136) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/12-Hrs/DXpedition entry. Activity will be on 20/15/10 meters. QSL via YO4HHP. BCA PRESS RELEASE (Best Communication Award 2015). [edited] DxCoffee and the DXUniversity assign the 2015 Best Communication Award to K1N, Navassa -- The 2015 Best Communication Award is assigned to K1N, the DxPedition to Navassa, that took place in February 2015. This Dxpedition deserved our recognition for having captived the ham community in the difficult task to activate this very rare entity after many years' attempts. The Dxpedition's website, www.navassadx.com, got us involved in many details. Just see the amount of daily updates during the operation's days, with directions and advices to increase one's chances of a QSO. We have appreciated a lot the several pictures and especially the video, made with a GoPro camera, mounted on Jerry WB9Z's head. Not just the website, also social media played a role, with an excellent use of Facebook (a lot of news and pictures) and some Tweets. In addition to the proper award, we have once again considered a few "special mentions" for those Dxpeditions who have stand out as far as communication is concerned. These special mentions will be announced shortly on these pages. The Best Communication Award, rules: http://www.dxcoffee.com/eng/communication-award/ http://www.dxcoffee.com/eng/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/dxcoffee_commaward.jpg Fabrizio IU0BMP -- Award Manager CY9C ST. PAUL ISLAND DXPEDITION (Update, dated June 18th). Randy, N0TG, reports: The countdown is on; just 60 days ‘til activation. Procurement of final materials and supplies is in process and being shipped to team member K8LEE – Wayne. Wayne and Jay-K4ZLE will rent a cargo van for trans- port of most of the gear to our staging area in Canada departing their homes around 12 August. Phil, VA3QR, will be driving to the staging area with the generators and several other items. And, lastly Murray, WA4DAN, will also drive to Dingwall, Canada, with several yagi’s. Other team members will be flying. The team is excited and looking forward to a very inclusive operation, i.e, satellite, 2 meter EME, RTTY, CW, SSB. We also have plans to include working Tech and General Class. We appreciate the visits to our website and those who have taken the “NEED SURVEY”. We are gearing up to assure we meet the band and mode needs expressed, as well as, concentrating on successful contacts on the long and difficult propagation paths to various locations in Oceania, Japan, India, Asiatic Russia, western USA and VE, etc. Our thanks for the financial support; that helps greatly on the upfront cost of the dxpedition. Website:http://www.CY9DXpedition.com D4, CAPE VERDE. By the time you read this, Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as D44TWO from Praia, Santiago Island (AF-005) until July 13th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He states that he works mostly on the Digital modes (PSK31, JT65 and RTTY) and slow CW. Equipment is a FT-450D into a home-made HEX BEAM and a dipole for 40 meters. QSL via M0OXO (OQRS available). D6, DOMOROS. Operators Pavel/OK1FPS, David/OK6DJ, Pavel/OK1GK, Ruda/OK2ZA and Petr/OK1BOA will be active as D66D from Comoro Islands (AF-007) between mid-September and begin-October (September 18-30th). Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Antenna/radio setup is 3x Elecraft K3, 2x PA, Antennas 2 x Spiderbeam including WARC, 1x vertical 40/30m, 1 vertical 160/80m + special RX antenna for low bands. QSL via OK6DJ, LoTW or eQSL. For more details and update, see:http://www.cdxp.cz/?page_id=512 FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY (Reminder). Operators Dave/W9DR and Tom/W9AEB are now active as FJ/W9DR and FJ/W9AEB from Saint Barthelemy Island (NA-146, DIFO FJ-001, WLOTA 0377) until June 29th. Look for W9DR as FJ/W9DR on 6 meters only (50.115 MHz), CW/SSB with a 6m Beacon (50.115.7 MHz). Look for W9AEB as FJ/W9AEB on 40-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via their home callsigns. I0/S53R GOING SILENT. Robert, I0/S53R, posted on the FOC mail reflector, "I am off from I0 tomorrow (June 14th) to a land that is very high on the most wanted list (within 10%), but as you can imagine licensing is a problem. Hence, I0/S53R is off the air for the next two years. Wonder if I should give in my FOC credentials... I will have a fairly strict schedule, meaning 4 weeks in and 1-2 weeks out so I may pop up occasion- ally. Of course some contest activities from other countries are being planned so see you on the bands."
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