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DX Bulletin No. 1094

9X, RWANDA. Carl, SM6CPY, will be active as 9X0PY from Rwanda between January 15-31st. Activity will be holiday style on all bands, if possible depending on antenna possibilities, using mainly CW listening up 25 kHz and operating with 100 watts. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

Members of the "Buddies in the Caribbean" suitcase mini- DXpedition group which specializes in 100 watt or less low power radios and Buddipole portable antenna systems is going to Barbados (NA-021) and will be active between January 29th and February 6th. Operators mentioned are Mike/KC4VG (8P9VG), Weymouth/K8EAB (8P9EA), Paul/KB9AVO (8P9DG), Daniel/WZ1P (8P9WZ), Budd/W3FF (8P9FF), Chris/W6HFP (8P9HF), Guy/N7UN (8P9UN) and Steve/WG0AT (8P9RT). There will be 3 villa stations during the operation on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, and RTTY or PSK. The equip- ment used this year will be four Elecraft KX3, two Yaesu 857-D and two Icom IC-7000 transceivers. All members will use Buddipole portable HF/VHF antennas in both horizontal and vertical configurations at 100 watts or less. At the same time, several teams will be battery-only, field portable either from Barbados beaches or scenic mountain tops and will sign call/p. They state, "Our goal is to demonstrate 'ultralite' DXpeditioning into magnificent 'vista' locations, operating field portable battery-only radios with backpackable, lightweight antennas and most of all 'having fun' with a number of local operators from a 5-star Villa near the ocean." QSL via LoTW or to the operator’s home callsign (w/SASE).

Operators Steve/HA0DU and Laci/HA0NAR plan to be on an African tour to Guinea Bissau (J5) and Senegal (6V) starting next month and to be active as J5NAR and 6V2R. They will start their journey in Cabrousse (South-Senegal). From there they will drive to Guinea-Bissau and expect to be on the air around February 9th. Additionally, they also plan to activate (in February) Carabane Island (AF-078) with the callsign 6V2R/P and Jeta Island (AF-093)with J5NAR/P. On their page they state, "We would like to remind you that the entire trip and stay on islands is paid in full by each of the operators and that any contribution/ support will help us to reduce the high logistical costs." Their PayPal account is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. QSL for both J5NAR and 6V2R go to Laci, HA0NAR (direct or by the Bureau). For details and updates, watch the Web page at:

John, KL7JR, is requesting that if you or any of your radio friends, SWL or Ham operator, has worked or heard any Arctic or Antarctic stations, he would love to hear from you for his monthly Arctic and Antarctic DX column which goes to CIDX (Canadian Int'l. DX Club) for publication in the monthly Messenger. Scanned copies of QSLs or reception reports from anywhere north of 60 degrees or the Antarctica are also welcomed. You can receive a sample of his column by E-mailing him at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Operators Dervin/PD9DX and Derk/PD9DX will be active as CS8/PD9DX (or with a CU callsign) and CT8/PA4N from Sao Miguel Island (EU-003) in the Azores between March 26th and April 3rd. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. Rigs will be a Kenwood TS590 and an Elecraft K3. Power will be 100 watts for both radios. Antennas will consist of a multiband doublet (inverted vee-style), a multiband vertical and an FD4 off-center fed antenna. They mention, "As we will be on the west side of the Sete Cidades volcanic mountain, propagation to the Americas will be much easier than propagation to Europa and Asia." Read ( for QSL info on each operator.

Mathieu, MJ0ASP, will be active as CT9/MJ0ASP from Madeira between January 4-9th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW only. The log will be uploaded to LoTW and Clublog on January 10th. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

Christian, F5UII, will be active as FY/F5UII from the FY5KE Radio Club of Kourou between January 13-30th. Activity will be limited to SSB between 2200-1200z during the weekdays. He is there on a business trip but has plans to activate Salut Islands (SA-020, WLOTA 0911) on this trip, January 19-20th. His precise location is on the main island called Royal Island (Ile Royale), which is part of the group of islands with Devil's Island (Ile du Diable) and St. Joseph Island (Ile Saint Joseph). Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/10 meters using 100 watts into as GPA-030 vertical and dipoles for 40/17m. Updates will be available on his Twitter page and Web page at: QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

After his trip in Uganda with the F6KOP gang, Gerard, F2JD, will be back in Honduras from around February 25th for 3 months. As usual, he will be active as HR5/F2JD, but he needs to repair his tower which was destroyed by the very strong wind last autumn. QSL via F6AJA. The log will be online at: