Category: DX

via the ARRL: Planned DXpeditions to Rare Entities Report Progress

Don Greenbaum, N1DG, reports that the Dateline DX Association is making progress in planning its 2018 DXpedition to Baker and Howland Islands(KH1), the fourth most-wanted DXCC entity, according to Club Log’s DXCC Most Wanted List. The DDXA team will operate from the Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge. Greenbaum says a ship has been chartered — […]

via the ARRL: Radio Arcala to Leverage FT8 Digital Mode in Market Reef Activation

Radio Arcala (OH8X), the consortium of serious Finnish contesters, has heaped more praise on Nobel Laureate and software developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, for the recent beta release of FT8 mode. OJ0BH/OJ0JR will be active August 12-19 from Market Reef and expects to make use of FT8 and other modes that are part of Taylor’s WSJT-X […]

via the ARRL: NCDXF Announces $100,000 Contribution to the 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition

The Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) has announced a contribution of $100,000 to the 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition planned for January 2018. Bouvet is #2 on the ClubLog Most Wanted DXCC List. The contribution is the largest in the history of the NCDXF. “The 3Y0Z DXpedition to Bouvet Island early next year is likely to […]

Oklahoma Radio Amateur is First to Score Satellite VUCC from Greenland

It took just 4 days — some of that time without much sleep — but ARRL member Gabe Zeifman, NJ7H/VE6NJH, of Oklahoma City recently became the first radio amateur to earn VUCC — working 100 grid squares — by satellite from Greenland. In fact, his is the first VUCC award of any kind from Greenland. […]

We are not part of Russia!

Mamuka Kordzakhia, 4L2M, President of the National Association Radio Amateurs of Georgia (NARG), reports: “Abkhazia is a Georgian territory occupied by Russia. From this territory Russian radio amateurs are using Russian prefixes. By Georgian rules all these stations are without permits and they are pirate stations. STOP Russian callsigns from the Georgia territory!!! “We are […]

Group Selected to Pursue DXpedition to Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge

The Pacific Islands Refuges and Monuments Office of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has selected the Dateline DX Association (DDXA) — the DXpedition group that activated Howland Island in 2009 and Wake Island in 1998 — to pursue a DXpedition to Baker Island. Dates have not yet been determined. Baker and Howland Islands […]

Midway and Kure Islands Reinstated as DXCC Entities

On March 31, 2017, the DXCC desk announced the deletion of Midway Island and Kure Island from the DXCC entities list. The stated reason for this action was because of changes in the administration resulting from changes in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, formerly known as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, of which the […]

US Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Comments on Baker Island DXpedition Compatibility

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) appears open to a DXpedition to Baker Island in the Pacific, which has not been activated for 15 years. Baker and Howland Islands (KH1) is the fourth most-wanted DXCC entity, according to the Club Log DXCC Most Wanted List. On April 24, the FWS released a Draft Compatibility […]

Spratly Islands DXpedition Postponed

An international Amateur Radio team has postponed its DXpedition to the Spratly Islands, planned for December 2017. The DXpedition, which will take place from Layang Layang Island (Swallow Reef — AS-051) under Malaysian call sign 9M0W, will be on the air March 10-20, 2018. Operation will be on 160 through 6 meters, CW, SSB, and […]

Midway and Kure Islands are Now Deleted DXCC Entities

Midway and Kure Islands have been placed on the list of DXCC deleted entities, effective August 26, 2016. This came about as an unintended consequence of action last summer by then-President Barack Obama that expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument to include the northwestern Hawaiian Islands west of Ni’ihau Island, making it the largest contiguous […]

DXpedition to Change Call Signs Midstream

The DXpedition to Bangladesh (#52 on ClubLog’s DXCC Most Wanted list) that starts this week will use different call signs during each part of its 12-day operation, according to the group’s website. S21ZED will be the call sign for the first segment, March 14-22, with S21ZEE the call sign for the last 5 days, March […]

Teen Radio Amateur to Activate Iceland on his Inaugural DXpedition

Fourteen-year-old Mason Matrazzo, KM4SII, of Clemmons, North Carolina, will be on the air from Iceland as TF/KM4SII, March 13-19. Activity will be on 40, 20, and 17 meters, SSB only. Mason, who will be operating with a portable setup, is calling it his “Buddistick™ DXpedition to Iceland.” He said on his TF/KM4SII page on QRZ.com […]

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