Category: DX

via the ARRL: Mother, Daughter Radio Amateurs Active from Nepal

Kalpana Kharel, 9N1MM, and her daughter Tejaswita (Teju), 9N1DX, are active radio amateurs from Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu. Husband and father Satish is 9N1AA, the first Nepali national to be licensed there. Satish Kharel and his daughter were active during the 2015 earthquake response in Nepal. Kalpana Kharel is believed to be the first female Amateur Radio licensee […]

via the ARRL: Solo DXpeditioner KC0W Improvises Replacement Antennas

Minnesotan Tom Callas, KC0W, now operating as VR2/KC0W from Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong, said his DXpedition started off well enough, with “a quick 1,200+ CW QSOs going into the log from this not-at-all-rare place.” Then, in the early morning hours, he reported, the tide swept away all of his antennas and heavily damaged the […]

via the ARRL: NCDXF Announces Major Support for Baker Island DXpedition

The Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) has announced a major contribution to the Baker Island DXpedition planned for June 2018 by the Dateline DX Association. Baker-Howland is #4 on the Club Log’s DXCC Most Wanted list, and likely will move up by one place after the Bouvet DXpedition next year. In 2016, NCDXF invested $156,000 […]

via the ARRL: Gus Browning Memorial DXpedition Offers Opportunity to Work Bhutan on Top Band

If you have not already worked Bhutan on 160 meters, the Gus Browning Memorial DXpedition starting this weekend (and again briefly later this month) may be your big chance, especially if you live on the US West Coast. Bhutan (A5) is #89 on the Club Log DXCC Most Wanted List overall, but it’s #22 on […]

via the ARRL: ALE Operators Needed to Support Disaster Relief Flights in the Caribbean

Ham radio volunteers living in areas having good signal propagation into the Caribbean region are being asked to activate their home ALE (automatic link establishment) HF stations. The call is going out to ALE-equipped radio amateurs in the Caribbean islands, eastern and southeast US, Central America, and northern South America. The activation will support the Dominica […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Emergency Net Active in Wake of Earthquake in Central Mexico

The FMRE National Emergency Net (Red Nacional de Emergencia or RNE) activated Tuesday on 7.060 MHz following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in the central Mexico state of Puebla at 1814 UTC. The epicenter was some 75 miles southeast of Mexico City, which also felt the temblor and suffered damage. FMRE President Al Tomez, XE2O, said […]

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 […]

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