Palmyra Island – openings available to operate!


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Palmyra Island – openings available to operate!

QRZ DX reports this past week that Laurie Moore, Director of Palmyra Program, states, [excerpts from an E-mail in a response about inquires about Amateur Radio operations/HAM Radio operations on Palmyra Atoll]

“Working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service we have developed a plan to accommodate these requests and are able to offer a maximum of two such trips in Winter 2016. Our goal is to facilitate access to The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) preserve on Cooper Island at Palmyra Atoll in a manner that is fair, and with minimal impact to the preserve and station operations.”

Available time slots are January 11-26th, 2016 (includes set-up, transmit, and tear down), and February 1-16th, 2016 (includes set-up, transmit, and tear down).

The TNC will allow up to 12 amateur radio operators. TNC will make arrangements for travel to/from Palmyra via chartered jet service. TNC will provide access to double occupancy cabins with three prepared meals and snacks daily, shower house and toilet block room/board/electrical power, fuel and occasional recreational activity, such as hikes to observe historical sites or wildlife. Total estimated costs 176,000 USD.

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Laurie Moore of the Palmyra Program says a deal has been struck with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to allow two DXpeditions to Palmyra Island, some 900 miles to the south of Hawaii Island.  The two timeframes are:  11-26 January 2016 and 1-16 February 2016.  Twelve amateur radio operators will be allowed to run the DXpedition.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will provide basic accommodations, food, and other support.  The estimated cost of the two DXpeditions could be as much as $176,000. Further information will be available in the coming weeks.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

DXCC Country/Entity Report


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DXCC Country/Entity Report

According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 16th-November, through Sunday, 23rd-November there were 217 countries active.

Countries available:

3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y,

A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY,

K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR,

V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, VU4, XE, XT, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS

PLEASE NOTE: The report “could” contain “Pirate/SLIM” operations or more likely a “BUSTED CALLSIGN”. As always, you never know – “Work First Worry Later” (WFWL).

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via DXCC Country/Entity Report.

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According to the Amateur Radio Cluster report, there were 217 DXCC Countries or Entities on the list for the week of 16 – 23 November 2014.  This list is useful for those pursuing the DXCC Certificate from the ARRL.

For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are update daily.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Andaman and Nicobar Islands


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Andaman and Nicobar Islands

By the time you read this, operators Krish/W4VKU (VU2VKU) and Pai/ VU2PAI who were active as VU4CB from Campbell Bay (AS-033), will be joined by a larger team of operators to activate Neil Island (AS-001) as VU4KV between now and November 30th.

Operators mentioned are Prasad/VU2PTT, Nandu/VU2NKS, Kumar/

VU2BGS, Chetan/VU3DMP, Deepak/VU2CDP, Sangeeth/VU2WH/A45WH, Kiran/VU3KPL, and Aravind/VU2ABS.

Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, and having 5 stations on the air. QSL via W4VKU.

Look for an OQRS to be available around December 5th.

For more details and updates, watch: http://www.vu4kv.info

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via Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Here’s the latest update on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands DXpedition.  Neil Island (AS-001) is on the air as VU4KV through 30 November 2014.  For details, visit http://www.vu4kv.info.

For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Tromelin Island final QSO count


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Tromelin Island final QSO count

The FT4TA Tromelin Island DXpedition is now QRT and the final QSOs count is out.

The ClubLog’s Web page is now showing as of 0127z, November 10th, the QSO count was 71463/Total and 18407/Unique callsigns (28410/CW, 33609/SSB and 9444/RTTY).

Breakdown by continent is:

789/AF, 4/ANT, 8814/AS, 41952/EU, 17952/NA, 888/OC and 1068/SA.

Remember the online log is available at:

https://secure.clublog.org/charts/?c=FT4TA

An OQRS will be available by ClubLog. QSL via F1NGP. QSLing details can

be seen at: http://www.tromelin2014.com/cartes-qsl

For more details and updates, visit/watch the following URLs:

http://www.tromelin2014.com/en/news/last-update/

http://www.tromelin2014.com

https://www.facebook.com/tromelin2014

https://twitter.com/tromelin2014

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via Tromelin Island final QSO count.

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By all accounts, the recently completed DXpedition to Tromelin Island (FT4TA) was a great success.  The totals compiled above show a very busy time for amateur radio operators running the show from that small spot in the Indian Ocean.  No, I was not able to break through the hundreds of stations trying to make contact, but I enjoyed the event anyway. The FT4TA team was organized, professional, and tried their best to answer the deluge of calls.  The article from the Southgate Amateur Radio Club gives you links to the logs and other data for your records.

For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Bali operation


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Bali operation

Operators Jack, HS1FVL, JayCie, E20NKB (XYL of Champ) and Champ, E21EIC will operate from Bali as YB9/AF1VL, YB9/AB1PB and YB9/KY1A respectively, between November 14-18th.

QSL via their home callsigns.

They will also operate as YB42SEA (special callsign) for the 42nd SEANET Convention in Bali.

See info at: http://www.seanet2014.com

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via Bali operation.

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How about something exotic for your log book?  The DXpedition to the island of Bali between 14-18 November 2014 should fulfill that wish.  The DX group headed by Jack (HS1TVL), Jay Cie (E20NKB), and Champ (E21EIC) will operate with the YB9 prefix.

They will also operate as YB42SEA for the 42nd SEANET Convention in Bali.

For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

IOTA news from OPDX | Southgate Amateur Radio News


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IOTA News from OPDX

13 October, 2014

Island activities:

AF-019. (Correction – Not AF-109) Miran, S50O, will operate as IG9/S50O from Lampedusa Island, QTH Punto Alaimo (WW LOC JM65HM) until end of November. Miran will participate in both SSB and CW CQWW Contests as IO9Y team member in Multi/Multi entry from

ZONE 33. All QSLs for IG9/S50O via his home callsign by the Bureau, direct with SASE + 2 USDs or Clublog’s OQRS. Cards will be ready to print soon into 2015, LoTW later.

AS-026. Members of the Korea Contest Club (KCC) will be active as

D70LW from Cheju Island during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October

25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via DS4NYE. Log also will be uploaded to LoTW after the operation. Operators mentioned are Han/DS2GOO, YeonSun/DS4DBF, SeungMin/DS4NYE, Rocky/HL1VAU,

Kijun/HL3AMO, Kang/HL4HGE and possibly others.

AS-200. Operators Taka/JS6ROO and Takeshi “TAKE”/JI3DST(JS6RRR) will be active as JS6ROO/5 (CW/SSB/FM/AM/DIGI), JS6RRR/5 (SSB/CW)

and JI3DST/5 (RTTY/FM), respectively, from Shodo Island (in the Shikoku’s Coastal Islands) between 0700z, November 1st and 2300z, November 3rd. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters.

This operation is subject to change because of bad WX or other conditions. QSL JS6ROO/5 via the Bureau (NEVER SEND DIRECT!!).

QSL JS6RRR/5 and JI3DST/5 via the Bureau or by ClubLog’s OQRS.

Please check QRZ.com for more details.

RSGB IOTA website

Check-out the latest IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

via IOTA news from OPDX | Southgate Amateur Radio News.

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Here’ the latest Islands On The Air (IOTA) report from OPDX and the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club.  The reports concentrates on three island DXpeditions:  AF-019 (Lampedusa Island); AS-076 (Cheju Island, Korea), and AS-200 (Shodo Island, Shikoku Coastal Island Group). There are  some excellent DX possibilities in this group.

For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.

Thanks for joining us today!

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

 

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