Category: DX

via the RSGB: Latest from IARU monitoring system

The IARU Region 1 Monitoring System newsletter reports a north-west African military Thales-3000 system on 13,998.4kHz was causing interference in the amateur radio 20m band, and that in the amateur radio 40m band Radio Myanmar has been heard on 7200kHz, and Radio Hargeisa from the Republic of Somaliland on 7120kHz. Read more at www.iarums-r1.org/iarums/news2018/news1801.pdf (18-page/1.1MB PDF). via […]

via the ARRL: 3Y0I Bouvet Island DXpedition Revived

Peripatetic Polish DXpeditioner Dom Grzyb, 3Z9DX, and four other operators announced over the weekend that their postponed plans to mount the 3Y0I DXpedition to Bouvet Island are back on. This comes as the 3Y0Z DXpedition team members, who were unsuccessful in landing on the remote South Atlantic island, are currently en route to South Africa […]

via the ARRL: Z60A Operation Has Moved Kosovo Down the Most-Wanted List a Few Notches

What a difference a week makes! The ongoing Z60A special operation to celebrate the addition of Kosovo to the DXCC List and Kosovo’s 10th anniversary of independence appears to have put a big dent in demand for the new entity, which briefly stood at the top of the heap. According to Club Log’s DXCC Most […]

via the ARRL: Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition Plans Coming Together for this Fall

The Perseverance DX Group (PDXG) reports that its plans to activate the protected marine area of Ducie Island from October 20 to November 3, 2018 are starting to jell. The last Ducie Island DXpedition was VP6DX in 2008. Ducie is currently the 21st most-wanted DXCC entity according to Club Log. The 2018 DXpedition would operate […]

via the ARRL: ES100-Prefix Special Event Stations Mark Estonia’s Centennial

The ES100 Project invites hams around the world to chase 15 different ES100-prefix call signs to celebrate Estonia’s centennial. The activity runs from February 1 until March 31. For awards, each contact counts two points for European stations and four points for non-European stations per mode and per band, with three award levels: Bronze for […]

BREAKING – via the ARRL: 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition Aborted over Safety Concerns

In a huge disappointment for the DX community and the members of the 3Y0Z Bouvet Island team, the DXpedition’s leaders announced at 2000 UTC today (February 3) that a decision had been made to abort the DXpedition and head back to Chile. “During the last 72 hours, we continued to experience the high winds, low clouds, fog […]

via the ARRL: Z60A Fielding Three Stations to Handle Huge Pileups for New DXCC #1

Three Z60A stations are up and running with DL3DXX, DL5CW, DJ5IW, IK0FVC, and VE7NY handling operating duties. The special activation to mark the addition of the Republic of Kosovo to the DXCC List has reached 50,000 contacts and counting. Z60A is operating split and is not listening on its transmit frequency! Pay attention to operators’ […]

via the ARRL: “Project Goodwill Kosovo” Celebrating Independence and New DXCC Status

A new on-the-air team is taking the reins at Z60A, as “Project Goodwill Kosovo” moves into its second week, with only 2 weeks to go until the actual 10th anniversary of Kosovo’s independence. Hams from 10 countries will take part in the Project’s current phase. Z60A has been on the air since January 21, steadily […]

via the ARRL: RST-Suffix Stations on the Air

02/01/2018 For the third year, the North Country DX Association will field RST-suffix stations in Alaska, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Greenland, for the entire month of March. Listen for VY1RST/VY0 and VE8RST/VY0 from Ellesmere Island, as well as KL7RST, VY1RST, VE8RST, VY0RST, and OX7RST in Greenland. Exchange signal report and state/province. (NCDXA RST stations will […]

via the ARRL: 3Y0Z Bouvet Island Team Has Some 600 Nautical Miles to Go

[UPDATE: At 1605 UTC on January 29, the 3Y0Z team was reported 370 nautical miles from Bouvet Island.] The 3Y0Z DXpedition, now on board the Betanzos en route to Bouvet Island, the third most-wanted DXCC entity (now behind Kosovo and North Korea), is still some 600 nautical miles from its destination. The DXpedition had been hoping to be up and running by this […]

via the ARRL: Permanent WSPR beacon in Antarctica Now on the Air

The DP0GVN WSPR beacon now is in operation from the German Neumayer III Research Station of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Antarctica. The installation is part of a scientific project of the Technical University of Munich in cooperation with the University of Bremen and the German Amateur Radio Club (DARC). […]

via the ARRL: 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition Team Still at the Dock

The 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition team’s vessel remains at the dock in Punta Arenas, Chile. Their vessel, MV Betanzos did leave the harbor yesterday and then returned. “This was for some kind of inspection, which they passed,” The Daily DXreported. The Bouvet MapShare website appears to show that the vessel remains docked. On January 16, the team reported that preparations […]

via the ARRL: WSPR Beacon on its Way to Antarctica

Hardware for a planned permanent WSPR beacon system in the Antarctic is currently on its way. The installation — a joint project of the Technical University of Munich, the University of Bremen, and the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC) — consists of 5-W beacon transmitters for 160 through 6 meters, and a multiband WSPR receiver that will simultaneously monitor […]

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