3V, TUNISIA. Operator SWL Ashraf "Ash", 3V4-002 (KF5EYY) will be active as 3V8SS from the "Radio Club Station of Tunisian Scouts" in Sousse, during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ Low-Power entry.
5T, MAURITANIA. CDXP operators Petr/OK1BOA, Palo/OK1CRM, David/OK6DJ,
Petr/OK1FCJ, Pavel/OK1GK, Ruda/OK2ZA, Karel/OK2ZI and guest operators
Jean/5T0JL and Ahmad/5T2AI will be active as 5T5OK from Nouakchott,
Mauritania, between September 18-26th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via OK6DJ, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. For more details and updates, see:http://www.cdxp.cz
8Q, MALDIVES. Phil, G4PWO, will be active as 8Q7PW from Fonimagoodhoo
Island, Baa Atoll (AS-013), starting July 18th for 2 weeks. He states, "Bands and modes will be condition dependent, but I'll probably be con-centrating on 40/20/17/15 meters - SSB if conditions are good, Digital modes if conditions are bad. QSL via ClubLog. Look for updates on QRZ.com.
8P, BARBADOS. Tom, W2SC, will be active as 8P5A during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to NN1N.
9H, MALTA. Haru, JA1XGI, will be active as 9H3XG from Sliema, Malta
(EU-023) between June 7-12th. Activity will be on 40-15 meters using
CW and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW. For more details and
9U4M BURUNDI DXPEDITION (Press Release #2 -- 9U4M Web Site Online)[edited]. The international MDXC team is working hard to prepare the set-up for the new DXpedition from Burundi with the callsign 9U4M. They will be on the air from November 6th to November 17th, just on the banks of the Tanganyika Lake, Bujumbura. The official website is now online:http://www.mdxc.org/9u4m
They remind everyone that they have planned, as usual, to operate 24/24 hours with 5 stations with a particular focus to low bands, WARC and the Digital modes.
Antonio, IZ8CCW, leader and Gabriele, I2VGW, co-leader of the team,
will share this new DXpedition with 18 members from eight countries.
For any further news and updates please stay tuned: this new great adventure is approaching. Of course any donation and sponsorship will be very very appreciated by the entire team!
AH0/KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Michal, OK7MT, will be active during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) from the contest station AH0K on Tinian Island (OC-086). He states, "I intend to be active for a few days before and after the contest under the callsign KH0/OK7MT. I prefer QSLs for this activity via OQRS on ClubLog:https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/KH0/OK7MT
AH2, GUAM. Toshinobu, JI3ERV, will be active as AH2R from the Guam ContestClub station during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW.
DAY-XENIA HAMVENTION WRAP-UP NEWS.........
* During the Southwest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) annual DX Dinner it was announced that the VK0EK Heard Island was awarded "DXpedition? of the Year". See:https://vk0ek.org/2017/05/21/swodxa-2017-dxpedition-of-the-year
Also at the dinner, Bill Moore, NC1L (SK), was inducted into the
"CQ DX Hall of Fame" as well as Jerry, WB9Z.
* HAMVENTION (Review By Editor) -- The Xenia HamVention put on by the DARA group this year should be commended for their quick replacement of Hara Arena. Yes, there were a few bugs during their first run, but I am sure these will be corrected in the future. The major problems seem to be traffic flow, muddy flea market/parking areas and some complaints about the heat in the buildings. The vendor lay-outs in the buildings seemed to be sufficient. One of the big improve-ments was the selection of many different food vendors. Probably the low point of the HamVention was the rain which definitely hampered the field market area. Some individuals didn't even attempt to go to that area because of the mud. In all, the new venue was well attended, and most reports on the internet were very favorable. Your editor looks forward to seeing next year's HamVention.
E2, THAILAND. Members of the Thailand DX Association (HSDXA) will be
active as E2X during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th as a Multi-
Single/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or E20GMY. Operators mentioned are Choon/E20HHK, Wat/E20MDN, Pong/E20QVD, Wara/E21AOY, Paul/HS4DDQ, HS4HLW, Wanlop/HS6MYW, Son/HS6NDK, Bunknite/HS6RMY and Anusorn/HS8KVH. Visit the HSDXA FaceBook page or Web page at:http://www.facebook.com/hsdxa
E29, THAILAND. Members of the HS Contest and DX Association will be
active as E29AU during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/Single-Transmitter/Low-Power entry. Operators mentioned are Tony/E21IZC, Capitan/HS7UCQ and Tana/E27EK. QSL via LoTW.
FG, GUADELOUPE. Reiner, DL2AAZ, is now and once again active as FG/DL2AAZ from Sainte Rose (NA-105, DIFO FG-001, WLOTA 0644) until June 7th. Activity will be holiday style on 30-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via DL2AAZ, direct or by the Bureau.
GB4, WALES (Special Event). Members of the Barry Amateur Radio Society will be active from "Her Majesties Royal Mint" at Llantrisant, South Wales, UK, signing GB4RME (Royal Mint Experience) between July 31st and August 5th. This special event station is a world first, operating from within a Mint and a Royal One at that. Details about the mint can be view at:http://www.royalmint.com/en/the-royal-mint-experience
Activity will be on CW, SSB, DATA RTTY and JT65, plus Satellite operations. Operators mentioned are Glyn/GW0ANA, Philip/MW0DHF, Kenneth/GW1FKY, Richard/ GW4BVJ and GW0WKR. QSL via GW0ANA, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW and ClubLog.
There will be a Web page set up for the operation on QRZ.com.
GREENPARTY 2017 EVENT. The YOFF team of SRR (The Romanian Society of Radio-amateurs) and ARER (The Romanian Association of Environmentalists Radio-amateurs) are inviting all the radio amateurs to join them in the Green-Party 2017 event, between 0600-1759z on June 3rd. The purpose of the event is to stimulate the ham operators to leave the house and get involved in portable/outdoor operation related to nature and ecology and to familiarize worldwide radio amateurs with protected natural areas. For more details, see:http://wff-yo.blogspot.ro/p/blog-page_3.html
For a Web page that lists upcoming WWFF stations, see: http://wwff.co/agenda
H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE (Update). Stan, LZ1GC, will once again be active as H40GC from from Temotu Province (OC-100) between September 30th and October 20th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. To see his previous activity, go to:http://www.c21gc.com
II2, ITALY (Special Event). Members of the Sondrio Branch of the ARI will be active as II2VALT between July 1-31st. Activity is in remembrance of the 30th anniversary of the landslide and flood emergency in Valtellina (North Italy). Special activities are planned from flood damaged areas and Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio (Flora and Fauna IFF-0021). QSL via the Bureau (OQRS) and LoTW. Custom Award will be issued to all participants. For more details, see: http://www.arisondrio.it and qrz.com
3D2 & FW, FIJI AND WALLIS & FUTNA ISLANDS (Update). Nobby, G0VJG, will
be active as 3D2AS from Fiji between May 3-8th. He will also be active
as FW/G0VJG from Wallis Island (OC-054) between May 8-22nd. He may also
make a possible short side trip to Futuna Island (OC-118). Dates could
change. Activity from the islands will be on 60/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6
meters using SSB and FT8. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.