Tag: dxpedition

Baker Island KH1/KH7Z DXpedition Team Bracing for “Grim” Propagation

The 2018 KH1/KH7Z Baker Island DXpedition, set to get under way on June 27 and continue until July 7, is preparing for less-than-ideal conditions. The sponsoring Dateline DX Association (DDXA) said this week that its 15 operators are planning to maximize the times they will be available to work into propagation-challenged regions of the world. Their […]

via the ARRL: Third Public Test of FT8 DXpediton Mode Deemed a Success

The third public test of FT8 DXpedition Mode on May 5 is being called a success. The goal of the exercise was to simulate a rare DXpedition pileup on FT8 by having many stations (“Hounds”) calling and trying to work a designated pseudo DXpedition station (“Fox”). “A number participants and would-be participants reported that propagation was spotty, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1002

This Week in Amateur Radio #1002 Here is a summary of the news trending this week, May 12, 2018 This week’s edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:35:59 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1002 Trending […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1001

This Week in Amateur Radio #1001 Here is a summary of the news trending this week, May 05, 2018 This weeks edition, is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FGAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:28:31 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1001 Trending […]

via the ARRL: Third Public Test of FT8 “DXpedition Mode” Set for May 5

A third public test of the nascent FT8 “DXpedition Mode” is set for Saturday, May 5, the WSJT Development Group has announced. A fourth “release candidate” now is available, and participants in the May 5 public test should install WSJT-X version 1.9.0-rc4, beforehand. “Once again, the goal is to simulate a rare-DXpedition pileup by having many stations (‘Hounds’) calling […]

via the ARRL: Second 3Y0Z Bouvet DXpedition Attempt Unlikely for 2018 – 2019 Austral Season

The ill-fated 3Y0Z DXpedition to Bouvet Island, halted earlier this year because of poor weather and engine problems with its transportation vessel, will very likely not be rescheduled for the 2018 – 2019 Austral season, organizers say. “It has become apparent that the chance of finding a suitable and affordable vessel for the 2018 to 2019 Austral […]

via the ARRL: Second Public Test of FT8 DXpedition Mode Demonstrates High Contact Rates Possible

The second public test of FT8 DXpedition Mode has shown that the mock DXpedition stations (“Foxes”) were able to work the pileups of callers (“Hounds”) at a fairly good clip. Logged data showed that 390 unique stations were copied by one or more of the three Foxes. FT8 is part of the WSJT-X digital software suite. Ned […]

via the ARRL: CW Enthusiast Joins VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition Team

CW enthusiast Ken Karr, NG2H, is joining the VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition, set to take place October 20 – November 3, 2018. Karr is an alumnus of the VK0EK Heard Island DXpedition in 2016. First licensed in 1955, he credits Amateur Radio for launching his interests in science, engineering, and oceanography. Karr is retired from the […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #997

This Week in Amateur Radio #997 Here is a summary of the news trending this week, April 7, 2018. This week’s edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Amy Jo Clarke, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:23:25 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR997 Trending […]

via the ARRL: Second Test of FT8 DXpedition Mode Set for April 7

The second public test of FT8 DXpedition Mode will take place on April 7, and all radio amateurs are invited to participate. WSJT-X Developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, advises anyone planning to take part to download the latest “release candidate” (beta) version of WSJT-X — now called version 1.9.0-rc3 — and to read the latest revision of the FT8 DXpedition Mode […]

via the ARRL: 3Y0Z Bouvet Island Team: We’ll Be Back

Now safely home in the wake of their ill-fated DXpedition attempt to Bouvet Island, the members of the 3Y0Z Bouvet Island team hope to try again to mount an operation from what’s been described as the most remote place on Earth. The subantarctic Bouvet — a Norwegian dependency — stands as the second most-wanted DXCC entity. “[W]e are […]

via the RSGB: Also in GB2RS this week…

Last week, on 1 March 2018, an attempt to hack the Echolink computer for GB3NC was made. Because of the attempted hack, there is no Echolink facility currently on the repeater, as a re-engineer of the machine is being conducted. Assuming the re-engineer is successful, it is hoped to restore the facility within the next […]

via the ARRL: FT8 DXpedition Mode Field Test Attracts Upward of 500 Participants

It was the Fox and the Hounds on the bands March 6, as the WSJT-X development group conducted a field test of the still-beta FT8 DXpedition Mode. A second beta version of WSJT-X version 1.9.0, which includes the DXpedition-mode-capable version of FT8 — was released recently. Version 1.9.0-rc2 was made available to allow further field testing of the FT8 DXpedition […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #992

This Week in Amateur Radio #992 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. March 03, 2018 This weeks edition, is anchored by, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Amy Jo Clarke, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:19:39 Trending stories in this […]

via the ARRL: Just in Case You Missed Z60A, More Z6 Operations are Just Ahead

Z68M, a one-person DXpedition by Mome Dimovski, Z32ZM, will be on the air February 22 to March 6, on 160 – 10 meters, CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8, and JT65. Confirm contact using Club Log. Also in March, Gab Barison, HB9TSW, who is in the Swiss Air Force will be in Pristina, Kosovo, March 29 to […]

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