Tuesday, February 28, 2012

E51, South Cooks, qrv 6 m 8-27/4

Alan, VK4WR and Graeme, VK4FI will be active from the South Cooks between April 8-27, 2012 as E51BKM and E51GMH respectively. Look for them on 40 - 6m CW / SSB. QSL via H/cs.[tnx DX World]

Sunday, February 26, 2012

KH0, Mariana Isl., qrv 6m 29/2 - 6/3

Look for AH0/AE6YW to be active from from Saipan (OC-086) from 29 February to 6 March. He will be QRV on 80 - 6 metres. QSL via JA6GMC. [TNX DX World; 425 DX News #1086]

FG, Guadeloupe Isl., qrv 6m 2 - 16 March

F6GWV and Gildas, F6HMQ will be active as TO11A from Guadeloupe (NA-102) on 2-16 March, ARRL DX  SSB  Contest  included. They also plan to be QRV on 6 metres. QSL via F6HMQ. [TNX DX World; 425 DX News #1086]

C6, Bahamas, qrv 6m 1 - 8 March

George, K4IIO (GM0IIO) will be active as C6AZZ from the Bahamas on 1-8 March. He will participate in the ARRL DX  SSB Contest on 20 metres; before and after the contest he will operate mainly CW on 160 - 6 metres. QSL via K4IIO, direct only. [TNX NG3K; 425 DX News #1086]

3C0E delayed until March 2nd

The two operators are now in Equatorial Guinea (3C6A) and they are having problems in their journey to the island of Annobon, so this will be delayed until Friday. They will continue doing everything possible to give the entity to the largest number of hams, but remember that they are only two persons.
(from 3C0E web)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cena con K3EST en Barcelona

El pasado 11 de Febrero cenamos con K3EST y su XYL aprovechando que estaban de visita en Barcelona, junto a Julio, EA3AIR, y Sergio, EA3DU, y sus respectivas parejas.

Tuvimos una magnífica velada en la que aprovechamos para hablar de gastronomía y de concursos, como no.

Thanks Bob, cu soon!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Belize, V3, qrv 6m until 25/2

AA4NC is QRV as V31RR until February 25. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, and RTTY.  He will be active in the ARRL DX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band entry and also in the upcoming North American RTTY QSO Party.  QSL direct via AI4U. [tnx ARLD007 DX news]

Monday, February 13, 2012

St. Paul Island, CY9, qrv 6m July 2012


St Paul Island is called the ”Graveyard of the Gulf” and that is where an international, seasoned team of DXers will be heading to later this year.

Plans are well under way for a 10-man team to activate this now wanted DXCC entity, which was last on air in 2005. When you consider most needed entities (perhaps out with the Top 10) are activated every five years or so, it is now time to mount a serious effort from CY9.

Most operators will be unaware that in 2010, St Paul Island became the highest mover on DX Magazines most wanted list; from #77 to #47. Today, according to that list and ClubLog, CY9 is more needed than entities such as Tokelau (ZK3) or PY0T (Trindade & Martim Vaz).

The team consists of Mike AB5EB, Oscar EA1DR, George EA2TA, Christian EA3NT, Simon IZ7ATN, Col MM0NDX, Bjorn SM0MDG, Vicky SV2KBS, Steve VA3FM and Kevin VE3EN.

From late July to early August, IOTA contest included, the group will be active all bands, modes (160-2m) with special attention on 6m and 160m if propagation allows.

A website is currently under construction and will be ready in a few short weeks where much more info can be found.

QSL manager for the expedition is M0URX.

Friday, February 10, 2012

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0, qrv 6m 12-16/2

Sosho, JA4JWD will be QRV as KH0/JA4JWD from February 12 to 16.  Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using SSB, digital modes and some CW.  QSL to home call. [tnx ARLD006 DX news]

Togo, 5V, qrv 6m until 17/2

Just received info from ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD006 and reports Franco, I1FQH is QRV as 5V7V from Kpalime Village until February 17.  Activity is on 160 to 6 meters.  QSL to home call. He will use a K3 and amplifier together with vertical antennas. Emphasis on low bands. 
His web say he hasn't installed the antenna on the magic band (6m), due to the poor solar conditions...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

3C6A / 3C0E expedition dates

The team departs Alicante, Spain on February 21, we arrive the same day late in the evening and will activate 3C6A on February 22, to 26. We will then depart Malabo on February 27 for Annobon 3C0E and will be QRV from February 28 until March 11 when we will QRT . We hope to work all of you in the pile-ups.

73, Team 3c0e

Saturday, February 4, 2012

St. Kilda, GM, loc IO57, qrv 6m 16 - 21 May

Operators Allan GM3OZB, Barry GM3YEH, Bill GM3ZRT, John GM0DJG, Gordon MM0BIM and Declan EI6FR will be active as GM7WCO/p from St. Kilda Islands (EU-059, Grid Loc. IO57), individual island not known at this time, from 16-21 May, 2012. QRV on on HF and 6m using CW, SSB and possibly RTTY. QSL via GM7WCO, bureau or direct. SOURCE: [rsgbiota.org] via ICPO Bulletin (13-20 January 2012) [tnx MMMonVHF Newsletter - WEEK 04/2012

Guam, KH2, qrv 6m 10-14/2

Take, JS6RRR plans to be active as KH2/JS6RRR  from  Guam  (OC-026) on 10-14 February. He plans to be QRV on 160-6 metres SSB,  CW,  FM, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via bureau to JS6RRR.

Friday, February 3, 2012

ST. BARTHELEMY, FJ, qrv 6m until 7/feb

Takayuki, JA1MZL and Yutaka, JJ1LIB are QRV as TO3J until February 7. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via JA1HGY. [tnx ARLD005 DX news]

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Resumen 50 MHz Enero 2012

Poco a destacar de este mes de Enero. La capa F ha brillado por ausencia ante el bajón de actividad solar (figura 1) Tan solo a finales de mes se ha producido alguna pequeña apertura desde EA8 a Suramérica y desde el sur de EA7 con ZD8 y TR. A parte de ello, podemos destacar la actividad por meteor-scatter a principios de mes, coincidiendo con la lluvia de las Cua- drántidas, y algunas aper- turas por esporádica E a finales de mes desde EA con Centro Europa e Italia.

Durante este mes de Febrero las aperturas por capa F o por TEP deberían mejorar poco a poco a medida que avance el mes, siempre que el flujo solar también mejore. Las previsiones a día de hoy de la NOAA muestran buenas condiciones del 10 al 20 de Febrero con flujo solar superior a 150. Pero ya sabéis que con el sol es difícil acertar, así que mejor seguid de cerca los valores diarios, como por ejemplo, en http://dx.qsl.net/propagation/ 

Lo más probable es que este mes de Febrero se comporte de forma similar al mes de Noviembre y que tengamos que esperar a Marzo para empezar a disfrutar de nuevo de la banda mágica.

Expediciones: Desde EA pocas podrán trabajarse, tenemos la de Annobon, 3C0E, organizada por EA5KM, Javier, y EA5BYP, Elmo, que debería ser fácil de trabajar durante el día por capa F2 y a primera hora de la noche por TEP. Confiamos en vosotros para añadir un nuevo dxcc a la lista! También tenemos a EA1CYK/P desdeVP8/S, difícil pero no imposible de trabajar, pues ya hemos escuchado las balizas del extremo sur de América así como trabajado VP8NO durante el pasado mes de Octubre, vigilad sobre las 16 h gmt.

Suerte y buenos DX en 6 metros.

XX9, Macau, qrv 6m 17-23/5

A team consisting of EA5BZ, EA5CEE, EA6DD, EB5BBM, F5VLY, EA1ACP, EA5FX, EA7FTR and EB7DX will be active from Coloane Island, Macau between May 17-23, 2012. They plan to be active from 6 to 160 meters (include WARC) in CW, SSB and RTTY with at least 3 stations simultaneously in different bands and modes. On 6m they will be on 50.103 cw and 50.115 ssb, locator is OL62sc.
More info http://www.adxg.org/xx9/index.php [tnx DXWorld]

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

JD1, Ogasawara, qrv 6m 29/4 - 5/5

Koji, JI1LET, will once again be active as JI1LET/JD1 from Chichijima Islands (AS-031) between April 29th and May 5th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign. SOURCE: Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1045 [tnx MMMonVHF Newsletter / No. 1 - WEEK 04/2012]