Sunday, May 10, 2015

V6M qrv 6 meters EME 26/August - 3/September

Lance, W7GJ, will go this year to V6 to work 6 meters EME, and this is his mail announcing this new operation:

This year's dedicated 6m EME DXpedition will be from V6M in PK90va, August 26-September 3, 2015, in celebration of my 50 years of VHF DXing.   I hope to surpass my record from last July's DXpedition to KH8, where I completed with 68 stations on 6m EME.   Anyway, you know that you can count on me to be making a dedicated effort to work as many serious 6m operators as possible!   I will not have any internet or email communications from V6, but I have published a planned operating schedule on my web  page.   Full details are here:

This is a solo expedition, and is going to be an expensive one.   It seems like I am beginning to run out of cheap rare places to go on 6m EME DXpeditions that are new DXCC for virtually all the contacts!  Please consider making a contribution, as explained on my web page above, either direct by mail (to the address shown at the bottom of this email) or to my PayPal account (which is the same as this email address).  MNI TNX!

Please call me if you do copy me on some terrestrial mode of propagation.  If I am calling CQ on JT65A, I am probably aiming at the moon, so please answer me with the JT65A EME mode from WSJT9 or WSJT10 - NOT any HF JT65A program!   With limited moon windows, I don't have time to shut down the EME operation and switch modes, so I will only answer callers who call using the proper JT65A version when I am calling CQ on EME with JT65A mode.

I don't expect to have any terrestrial ionospheric propagation but it you hear me on CW or SSB, please answer me on whatever mode I am using at that time.  Please don't bother asking me for contacts on any other bands - I will be WAY overweight with my 6m gear, and will not be operating any bands other than 6m.

Hopefully this advance notice will provide adequate time for you to get your station geared up to connect with the first ever 6m EME activation of V6 ;-)  If you have any questions about EME or JT65A, please look at the links on my website or email me for information.   You can also find a large number of very helpful and experienced 6m EME operators available to help you through the Magic Band EME email group (subscription info below).

I hope to be able to give you another new DXCC on 6m soon!  GL and VY 73, Lance.

Friday, May 8, 2015

5Z0L qrv 6 meters 21-31/May

The Italian DXpedition Team (Silvano I2YSB, Vinicio IK2CIO,  Angelo IK2CKR, Marcello IK2DIA and Stefano IK2HKT) will be active as 5Z0L on 21-31 May. They will  operate  CW  (3530,  7025,  10115,  14030, 18068, 21030, 24893 and  28030  kHz),  SSB  (14270,  18155,  21310, 24975 and 28420 kHz) and RTTY (14083 kHz) with  three  stations;  special emphasis will be put on 6 metres (50102 CW and 50123  SSB), as this band was opened to amateur radio just a few weeks ago.  The team will leave their 5-element antenna to Daniel,  5Z4/EA4ATI  for him to  continue  activity  on  6  metres  after  the  end  of  the expedition. QSL via I2YSB. Further information, logsearch,  QSLling details  and  OQRS for direct cards at The pilot stations  are  IK7JWY and (for  6m) IK0FTA; a dedicated forum is on [TNX 425 DX News]

5U5U qrv 6 meters 30/May - 16/June

Christian, F4WBN will be active again as 5U5U from  Niger  from 30 May to 16 June. In his spare time he  will  operate  SSB  and  some RTTY on 40 - 6 metres. QSL via home call (direct). [TNX 425 DX News]

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

3B8/EA5DIQ qrv 6 meters 19-23/May

Jose, EA5IDQ will be active as 3B8/EA5IDQ from  Mauritius  (AF-049) on 10-18 May and as 3B9/EA5IDQ from  Rodrigues  (AF-017)  on  19-23 May. From both locations he will  operate  SSB  and  RTTY  on  40 - 6 meters. QSL via EA5IDQ, direct or bureau (OQRS on Club  Log).  [TNX NG3K/ 425 DX News #1252]

Friday, May 1, 2015

OX expedition qrv on 6 meters 3-6/June

Operators Tom/DJ6TF, Manfred/DK1BT, Sigi/DL7DF and Frank/DL7UFR will be on an "Arctic DXpedition" and active as OX/DJ6TF, OX/DK1BT,OX/DL7DF and OX/DL7UFR, respectively, from Tasiilaq Island (NA-151) between June 3-12th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. If possible, they we will operate on 6m with a FT857D and a 5 element yagi for 6m. QSL via DL7DF, direct or by the Bureau. They will upload the full logs of the DXpedition to LoTW within 6 months after the DXpedition. For more details and uploads, see:


C6AUX qrv 6 meters 22/June - 6/July


 Pete, VE3IKV, will be active from the Baycaner Beach Resort on Mayaguana Island in the southern Bahamas Islands (Grid FL32) as C6AUX on 6 meters CW & SSB from June 22 to July 6, 2015. QSL direct via VE3IKV.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

FS/K9EL qrv 6 m 28/May - 16/June

John K9EL will once again be active as FS/K9EL from St. Martin Grid FK88 between 28th May and 16th June. Activity will probably be on 160 to six metres. John will be running 500 watts into a three element yagi on six metres, dipoles for 10-30 metres and a vertical for 40-80 metres.

John will operate on 60 metres if there is interest.Usually there are daily uploads to ClubLog and LoTW. QSL is via his home call sign or on ClubLog’s OQRS. His operating frequencies, except during contests, will be announced in real time via Twitter at:


8Q7CQ qrv 6 meters 5-18/June

Nobby GØVJG plans to be active activity as 8Q7CQ from the island of Meedhupparu, grid locator MJ65LK, a coral island on the east of the Northern Maalhosmadulu Atoll, Republic of Maldives from 5th -18th June 2015. There will be a big effort on six metre SSB, with a beacon running. There will also be SSB on the HF bands and some Digital modes. Nobby will be using FT897, 500 watt amplifier, butternut vertical and four element six metre yagi. QSL is via G4DFI. [tnx UKSMG]

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

5R8SV qrv 6 meters

Jack, AI4SV is active from Madagascar for about 3 years starting end of the August 2014 as 5R8SV.

He has been today active on 6 meters cw on 50.090 MHz, being worked by some south med stations.

QSL via G3SWH, OQRS (preferred), LOTW.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

JA0JHQ/VK9X qrv 6 meters 7-10/May


Nobuhaki, JA0JHQ will be active from Christmas Island beyween May 7-10, 2015. QRV on 40-6m, CW/SSB. QSL via JA0JHQ. [tnx DX World]

A25 qrv 6 meters 30/4 - 5/5

Japanese operators JH3AEF, JA3ARJ, JA3IVU and JH3LSS will be active from Punakha, Bhutan as A52AEF, A52ARJ, A52IVU and A52LSS respectively between April 30 to May 5, 2015. QRV on 160-6 m, CW/SSB/Digi. [tnx DX World]

8Q7SA qrv 6 meters 3-12 April

Andy, LZ2HM will be active holiday style as 8Q7SA from the Maldives (AS-013) on 3-12 April. He will be QRV on 40-10 metres, and will also give 6 and 60 metres a try. QSL via LZ3SM. [tnx 425 DX News #1248]