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18/9/17

DXCC Country/Entity Report

DXCC Country/Entity Report

According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 10th September, through Sunday, 17th September there were 212 countries active.
Countries available:
3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y,
A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FO/m, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JT, JW, JX, JY,
K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S0, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T31, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ,
UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9X, VP2M, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, YA, YB, YJ, YK, YL, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8
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).
OPDX
http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/september/dxcc-report-1809.htm#.Wb-uWPPyjcs

IOTA News from OPDX 18 September, 2017



Page last updated on: Sunday, September 17, 2017
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IOTA News from OPDX

18 September, 2017

Island activities:

AS-039. By the time you read this, Konstantin, R7KF, will be active as RI0ZF from Beringa Island (RR-12-07, RDA KT-04) between now and September 22nd. Dates are very tentative and dependent on the weather. This is not DX-pedition, but Konstantin will try to make some CW/SSB QSOs mainly on 30/20/17 meters using 100
watts with simple antennas (inverted V). QSL via R7KF, direct or by the Bureau.


AS-096. (Update) Operators Rama/VU2DEV, Gaurav/VU2GTI, Koodur/VU2RCT, Devan/VU3DEW, Pradeep/VU3EDG, Vinod/VU3ESV, Girish/VU3GDS, Madhu/VU3NPI, YL Shyla/VU3SXH, Poojith/VU3YPP, Likith/VU3ZLS and Nyjil/VU3ZNG will be active as AT7M (not VU3NPI as first announced) from St. Mary's Islands between September 30th and
October 1st. St. Mary's Island is also known as Coconut Island, and is a small island in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Malpe in Udupi, Karnataka, India. It is less than a kilometer square.
The isles are known for their distinctive geological formation of columnar basaltic lava. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. The team will be operating on battery power with an array of antennas from verticals to yagis to phase shift vertical antennas with a host of rigs. QSL via VU3NPI. Visit their Web page at: http://www.vu2.in


AF-111P. Operators Jeremy/EI5GM, David/EI9FBB and Col/MM0NDX, in collaboration with two Liberian Radio Amateur Association operators Richmond/EL2BG and Dickson/EL2DT will be active as 5L3BI (pending)
from Baiyah Island, Liberia, between November 1-4th (tentative).
Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via M0OXO or OQRS.
Their Web page is at: https://af111new.com
Read their complete Press Release #1 at:
https://dx-world.net/5l3bi-baiyah-island-af-111p-liberia


NEW IOTA WEB PAGE ONLINE.
The old <rsgbiota.org> is being replaced by a new software system which will run the IOTA Programme, and will be moved over to a new Web site. Complete details of the launch of the new IOTA Web site are available on the old site as well as the new Web site.


The new IOTA Web page is now at: https://www.iota-world.org

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

http://www.southgatearc.org/iota/opdx/index.htm#.Wb-tqPPyjct

5T5OK Mauritania


David, OK6DJ inform dxnews.com that members of CDXP Amateur Radio Group will be active from Mauritania 18 - 26 September 2017 as 5T5OK.
Team - OK1BOA, OK1CRM, OK6DJ, OK1GK, OK2ZI, 5T2AI.
They will operate on 160 - 6m CW, SSB, RTTY.
Transceivers - 2X Elecraft K3, 3X Kenwood TS480, 1X IC7300.
Antennas:
6m 5el YAGI.
20m-10m 1x SpiderBeam, 1x HexBeam, 1x Ultrabeam 2el.
40m 4 square, vertical.
80m vertical with elevated radial.
160m toploaded vertical.
Receiving low bands: DHDL, beverages.
QSL via OK6DJ, ClubLog OQRS, LOTW.
Ads for direct QSL:
David Beran, Dolni Kamenice 55, 34562 Holysov, Czech Republic.
DXCC Country - Mauritania 5T.
WAZ Zone - CQ 35.
ITU Zone - 46.
QTH Locator - IK18xc.

https://dxnews.com/5t5ok/

15/9/17

The K7RA Solar Update 09/15/2017

The K7RA Solar Update

09/15/2017
At 0005 UTC on September 15 the Australian Space Weather Forecast Centre issued a Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning.
“The previous geomagnetic warning is extended for two more days. The high-speed streams associated with the coronal hole is expected to persist for a few days. If the Bz component of the IMF turned strongly southward for prolonged periods, earth could experience minor storm conditions. Otherwise, expect mostly unsettled to active condition for the next two days (15 and 16 September).
INCREASED GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY EXPECTED DUE TO CORONAL HOLE HIGH SPEED WIND STREAMFROM 15-16 SEPTEMBER 2017
GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY FORECAST
15 Sep:  Active
16 Sep:  Active"

Over the past reporting week (September 7-13) sunspot numbers and solar flux were lower, while geomagnetic indicators were higher.
Average daily sunspot numbers declined from 87.3 to 45, and average daily solar flux went from 114.1 to 97.6.
Average daily planetary A index increased from 18 to 27.3, and average daily mid-latitude A index went from 16.7 to 18.3.
Predicted solar flux is 74 on September 15-21, then 90, 92, 95, 98, 105, 110, 115 and 120 on September 22-29, 125 on September 30 and October 1, then 120, 115, 110, 100, 95, 90, 85, 83, 81 and 84 on October 2-11, 83 on October 12-14, 84 on October 15, 85 on October 16-17, then 88, 90, 92, 95, 98, 105, 110, 115 and 120 on October 18-26, 125 on October 27-28 and 120 on October 29.
Predicted planetary A index is 28 on September 15-16, 26 on September 17, 12 on September 18-21, 5 then 5, 8, 5, 8 and 5 on September 22-26, 20 on September 27-29, then 18, 15, 12 and 8 on September 30 through October 3, 5 on October 4-7, then 7 and 12 on October 8-9, 30 on October 10-12, 20 and 10 on October 13-14, 5 on October 15-16, then 8, 5, 5, 8, 5, 8 and 5 on October 17-23, 20 on October 24-26, then and 18, 15 and 12 on October 27-29.
http://www.arrl.org/news/view/the-k7ra-solar-update-492?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

DX News from the ARRL 15 September, 2017

Page last updated on: Friday, September 15, 2017
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The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity
on the amateur radio bands

DX News from the ARRL

15 September, 2017
This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.


GEORGIA, 4L. Dmitry, R4WW will be QRV as 4L/R4WW from September 17 to 29. Activity will be holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using CW, and possibly SSB and RTTY. This may include an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide RTTY contest. QSL direct to home call.

SAMOA, 5W. Al, K7AR will be QRV as 5W0RA from Apia, IOTA OC-097, from September 19 to 29. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and possibly FT8. QSL to home call.

MAURITANIA, 5T. A group of operators are QRV as 5T5OK until September 29. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY with several stations active simultaneously. QSL via OK6DJ.

ALGERIA, 7X. Rodrigo, EA7JX will be QRV as 7U1X from Djelfa from September 18 to 25. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide RTTY DX contest. QSL to home call.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2. Members of the Kuala Lumpur DX Team will be QRV as 9M4IOTA from Indah Island, IOTA AS-074, from September 16 to 18. QSL direct to 9M4IOTA.

BOTSWANA, A2. Operators Pavel, R2AD, Yuri, RM0F and Elena, RC5A are QRV as A25BE, A25BI and A25SP, respectively, from Kasane until September 25. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home calls.

TONGA, A3. Hal, JR4OZR will be QRV as A35W from Nuku'alofa from September 20 to 26. Activity will be on the HF bands using RTTY and FT8. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide RTTY DX contest. QSL via JJ2VLY.

NIUE, E6. Grant, VK5GR is QRV as E6AG until September 25 while on vacation. Activity is holiday style on 40 to 6 meters using mainly digital modes but also some CW and SSB. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide RTTY DX contest. QSL via M0OXO.

ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON, FP. Operators G7VJR, G3ZAY, DH5FS, M0BLF, M0WUT, M0ZXA and M0INN will be QRV as FP/homecalls from Ile aux Marins from September 18 to 22. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using all modes, including FT8, with four stations active simultaneously. QSL to home call.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, HC8. Members of the 7163 Group are QRV as HD8M from Isabela Island, IOTA SA-004, until September 21. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, and various digital modes, including FT8. QSL direct to WB2REM.

GRENADA, J3. Wayde, KD2NOP is QRV as J3/KD2NOP until September 20. Activity is on various HF bands using JT65, FT8 and possibly other digital modes. QSL to home call.

WAKE ISLAND, KH9. Terry, K7ASU is QRV as K7ASU/KH9 until September 17 while on work assignment. His activity is sporadic, but is generally active on 40 and 20 meters at various times. QSL direct to home call.

ALAND ISLANDS, OH0. Operators DK2DO, DL1ZBO and DL5FF will be QRV as OH0JWL from September 19 to 25. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide RTTY DX contest. QSL CW contacts via DK2DO, and RTTY contacts via DL5FF. In addition, special event callsign OF100FI/0 will be QRV from Brando Island during the SAC CW contest to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the independence of Finland. QSL via OH2BAD.

CZECH REPUBLIC, OL. Special event station OL100SV is QRV until September 23 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Signal Forces of the Czech Army. QSL via bureau.

LAOS, XW. Champ, E21EIC will be QRV as XW1IC from September 21 to 25. Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide RTTY DX contest. QSL to home call.

ZIMBABWE, Z2. David, G4NRT is QRV as Z21NRT from Harare until September 29. Activity is on 80 to 2 meters using CW, SSB, PSK, JT65, JT69, FT8 and FM on 2 meters. QSL direct to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
The ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, North American RTTY Sprint, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, AGB 80-Meter NEMIGA Contest, SARL VHF/UHF Analogue/Digital Contest, Scandinavian Activity CW Contest, All Africa International DX Contest, Iowa QSO Party, New Hampshire QSO Party, New Jersey QSO Party, QRP Afield, Washington State Salmon Run, Feld Hell Sprint and BARTG Sprint 75 are all scheduled for this upcoming weekend.


The 144 MHz Fall Sprint and Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest are scheduled for September 18.
The RSGB 80-Meter Autumn CW Series, Phone Fray and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for September 20.
Please see September 2017 QST, page 84, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details
http://www.southgatearc.org/dxnews/index.htm#.WbvDGfPyjct

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

Page last updated on: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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IOTA News from the
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

14 September, 2017

Island activities:
IOTA QRGs
CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz


AF-014; CT3, Madeira Archipelago: Manfred/ DF5EM, Franz/DF6QV,
Juergen/DG7JB, Jan/DJ8NK, Heye/DJ9RR, Dieter/DK4QT, Thomas/DL6TK
and Kalle/DM3BJ will be QRV as CR3W from Madeira from September 17th to 27th, including a participation in the CQ WW RTTY DX
Contest. Outside the contest they will also sign CT9/homecall. QSL
via DL5AXX, OQRS, LoTW.


AS-074; 9M2, Selangor/Negeri Sembilan State group: The "Kuala Lumpur DX Team" will continue their IOTA tour: From September 16 to 18, 9M4IOTA will be on the air from Indah Island. QSL direkt an 9M4IOTA.

EU-002; OH0, Aland Islands: Wolfgang/ DK2DO, Rainer/DL1ZBO and
Peter/DL5FF will sign OH0JWL from Aland Island on the HF bands (CW
and RTTY), including an entry in the CQ WW RTTY Contest. QSL via
DL5FF (d/B).


EU-037; SM7, Kalmar County group: Stefan/DF8HS will be on OEland
(WLOTA 0588) from September 16 to 30 and operate as SM7/DF8HS in
holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via DF8HS (d/B), eQSL.


SA-004; HC8, Galapagos Islands: Members of the "7163 Group" plan an
activity from Isabela Island as HD8M, from September 14 - 21. They
will be QRV on 160m - 6m (SSB, CW and Digital, mostly FT8). Team
members include Jim/WB2REM, Nancy/KG0YL, Daid/HC5DX, Ellis/N1MWJ
and Mark/WY1G. QSL via WB2REM (d), KG0YL (B), LoTW, eQSL und OQRS.http://www.hd8m.com/

Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
e-mail: iota@dxhf.darc.de

RSGB IOTA website
http://www.southgatearc.org/iota/darc/index.htm#.WbvCKPPyjct

14/9/17


Resultado de imagen de CQWW RTTY Contest

CQ WW RTTY Contest

September 23-24, 2017
Starts: 0000 GMT Saturday 
Ends: 2359 GMT Sunday

Rule Differences from CQWW SSB/CW Contest


DX bulletin 215 14/09/2017


DX news AF-111 5L3BI Baiyah Island –update The wet season is in full force in Liberia this year. This makes any road travel tricky and potentially dangerous which in-turn has so far prevented Richmond EL2BG and Dickson EL2DT from making a 2nd recon trip to Baiyah island. The images shown depict current road conditions on the only road south to the small village opposite Baiyah island. See more on https://dx-world.net/5l3bi-baiyah-island-af-111p-liberia/ https://af111new.com/support/ 

Launch of New IOTA website The time has come to tell you of the launch of the new IOTA website www.iotaworld.org and the software system that in future will run the IOTA Programme. The Big Day will be 14 September. In preparation to moving IOTA to its new website we are disabling user logins on the RSGB IOTA website at 0800 UTC on 12 September 2017. When the new website is online you will be redirected there automatically and you will be able to log in with the same credentials as you use now on the current IOTA website. You can choose your language by selecting one of the flags then. We hope that you enjoy getting to know the new website and all that it has to offer. Our help point is at info@iota-world.org. More on https://dx-world.net/launch-of-new-iota-website/ 

Amateur Radio Licensing Tunisia The Association des Radio Amateurs Tunisiens, ARAT, is pleased to announce that the Tunisian Ministry of Telecommunications has finally approved the law organizing amateur radio licensing in Tunisia. It will now be possible for all Tunisian Hams to have their own individual licenses like all other hams in the world. It’s been a long journey of hard work. Many thanks to all those who contributed. ARAT President Ashraf Chaabane 

PJ7T cancelled due to hurricane Irma We do apologize to inform all that the DXpedition to St Maarten PJ7T is suspended. Hurricane Irma destroyed 95% of infrastructure on the island and it will impossible to arrive and live there for a long time. https://dx-world.net/pj7t-sint-maarten/ 

J7, SINT MAARTEN LU1FM, LU2CJW, LU3FMD, LU4FBU and LU9FHF will be active as PJ7T between October 24 and November 4. QRV on HF. QSL via LU1FM, LoTW. http://www.tarjetasqsl.com.ar/pj7t/ PJ7PL cancelled due to hurricane Irma Ed WA1ZAM informs: “well, needless to say our trip back to PJ7PL is off. Not sure when we will be able to get back. Will make a trip somewhere this year not sure where or when but won’t be for a contest.” 

PJ7, SINT MAARTEN Ed, WA1ZAM will once again be operating as PJ7PL from October 20 until November 5. Operation in ‘holiday-style’ from 30 to 10 meter using SSB and RTTY. QSL via WA1ZAM. 

DXCC Timeline DXCC This week on HF 

3B8, MAURITIUS Hans, PA3HGT is active as 3B8/call until September 22. Activity on 40, 20 and 10 meter. QSL via home call. 

5T, MAURITANIA A team with Petr OK1BOA, Palo OK1CRM, David OK6DJ, Petr OK1FCJ, Pavel OK1GK ,Ruda OK2ZA and Karel OK2ZI will be active as 5T5OK from September 15 until September 29. Operation from 160 to 6 meter using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via OK6DJ, OQRS and LoTW. http://www.cdxp.cz/ 

5W, SAMOA Al, K7AR will be operating as 5W0RA from September 19 until September 28. Operation on all bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via home call, logsearch on Club Log. 

7X, ALGERIA Rodrigo, EA7JX will be operating as 7U1X from Djelfa between September 18 and September 25. Operation on HF and 6 meter using CW, SSB and RTTY. An entry in the CQWW RTTY Contest is included. QSL via Club Log OQRS or via home call, direct or bureau. http://www.7u1x.com/ 

A2, BOTSWANA Pavel R2AD, Yuri RM0F and Elena RC5A will be operating as A25BE, A25BI and A25SP from September 15 until September 25. Activity from 160 to 6 meter using CW and SSB. QSL via homecalls, OQRS Club Log and LoTW. 

A2, BOTSWANA Alex, IW5ELA is active in ‘holiday-style’ as A25AL until September 15. Activity on HF using CW with a vertical. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, logsearch on Club Log. 

CT3, MADEIRA A German team with DF5EM, DF6QV, DG7JB, DJ8NK, DJ9RR, DK4QT, DL6TK and DM3BJ will gather up and be active as CR3W from September 17 until September 27. An entry in the CQWW RTTY DX Contest is included. Outside the contest they will sign as CT9/call. QSL via DL5AXX, OQRS and LoTW. 

E6, NIUE Grant, VK5GR is active in ‘holiday-style’ as E6AG until September 24. Operation from 40 to 6 meter, perhaps on 80 meter also using digital modes and some SSB. QSL via OQRS (details coming soon). http://www.e6ag.net/ 

FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA Heinz, DL1YP is active again as FO/call from Moorea (OC- 046) until October 1. QRV on 20, 17 and 15 meter using SSB and RTTY. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. 

FP, ST PIERRE AND MIQUELON Members of the Cambridge University Wireless Society are operating as FP/M0WUT, FP/M0BLF, FP/DK2AB, FP/G3ZAY, FP/DH5FS and FP/G7VJR. QRV until September 23 on HF using all modes. QSL via homecalls and Club Log OQRS. 

GU, GUERNSEY A Belgian team with ON4ANN, ON4CCV, ON5PDV, ON2BDJ, ON4ACP, ON6MI, ON8CW and ON4AAQ will be operating as MU/ON6NB between September 17 and September 24. Special attention goes to 160, 80, 40 and 30 meter using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via M0URX. 

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN Kasimir, DL2SBY is active as HB0/call until September 15 on HF using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via home call, direct only or Club Log 

HC8, GALAPAGOS ISL Look for the 7163 Group as HD8M. Operation from Isabela Island from September 14 until September 21. Activity from 160 to 6 meter using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via WB2REM direct, KG0YL bureau, Club Log OQRS. http://www.hd8m.com/ 

J3, GRENADA Wayde, KDD2NOP is operating for a few weeks as J3/call. Activity using FT8, JT665 and maybe other digital modes. QSL via LoTW. 

J6, ST LUCIA Bill, K9HZ is QRV as J68HZ until September 16. QSL via home call direct, LoTW, logsearch Club Log. 

JW, SVALBARD Jozef, OM6TC will be QRV as JW/call from September 15 until September 20. Operation on HF using CW and SSB. QSL via home call, bureau preferred.

 KH9, WAKE ISLAND Terry, K7AU is active during his spare time as call/KH9 until September 17. Check 40 and 20 meter using CW around 0730-0830z. QSL via home call. 

OH0, ALAND ISLANDS Wolfgang DK2DO, Rainer DL1ZBO and Peter DL5FF will once again be QRV as OH0JWL from September 19 until September 25. Operation from 80 to 10 meter using CW and RTTY. QSL via DK2DO (CW) or via DL5FF (RTTY), bureau or direct. 

PJ4, BONAIRE Ant, MW0JZE will be QRV as PJ4/call from September 15 until September 30. Operation on HF using SSB and RTTY. QSL via M0OXO OQRS. 

SU, EGYPT Christian, DM4DX is currently living in Cairo and is QRV during his spare time as SU/call until November. QSL via LoTW. 

SV5, DODECANESE Claudio, HB9OAU is QRV as SV5/call from Karpathos. Operation until September 22. Activity from 40 to 10 meter using SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, LoTW. 

SV9, CRETE Ron, WB2GAI is QRV as SV9/call/P until September 29. Operation from 80 to 10 meter using CW. QSL via home call. 

TZ, MALI Fredo, TZ4PR is active from northern Mali until October. QSL via F1UIJ, direct. 

V2, ANTIGUA Bud AA3B and Brian N3OC will once again be QRV as V26OC and V26K between September 26 and October 2. Operation on HF using CW, RTTY and FT8. QSL via homecalls, LoTW and OQRS. 

VK9C, COCOS KEELING ISLAND VK9X, CHRISTMAS ISLAND Lance, W7GJ is operating as VK9CGJ from Cocos Keeling until September 18. After Cocos he continuous to Christmas Island as VK9XGJ between October 2 and October 18. This will be a 6 meter EME DXpedition. QSL via home call, direct only. http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/ 

YB, INDONESIA Bert, PD1SA is active as YB1/call until October 2. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. 

YJ, VANUATU Tony, KQ2I is active from Efate as YJ0AT until September 14. Operation from 40 to 10 meter. QSL via NR6M and LoTW, log search and OQRS on Club Log. 

Z2, ZIMBABWE David, G4NRT is active as Z21NRT from Harare. Operation until September 29 from 80 to 6 meter using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via home call, LoTW. Coming up soon 

A3, TONGA Haru, JR4OZR will be active during the CQWW RTTY DX Contest (September 23-24) as A35W. QSL via JJ2VLY, LoTW. 

JD1, OGASAWARA Take, JA1UII will be active again as JD1BON from Chichijima from September 21 until September 30. All QSO’s will be confirmed automatically via bureau and LoTW, for direct cards via home call. 

P4, ARUBA Mike KB8KB and Jim K8JH will be QRV as P40M and P40N from September 27 until October 3. Operation on HF using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via homecalls. 

PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA Leo, PP1CZ will once again be active as PY0F/PP1CZ between September 22 and September 27. Operation from 80 to 10 meter using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via OQRS. 

V6, MICRONESIA Yutake, JH1MLO will be operating as V63MLO from South Park Hotel, Pohnpei. Operation between September 27 and October 1. Activity from 80 to 10 meter using SSB and RTTY. QSL via home call. 

V6, MICRONESIA Chusuke, JR1FKR will be operating as V63FKR from South Park Hotel, Pohnpei between September 27 and October 2. Operation on HF. QSL via home call.

YB, INDONESIA Bert, PD1SA is active as YB1/call until October 2. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. 

YJ, VANUATU Tony, KQ2I is active from Efate as YJ0AT until September 14. Operation from 40 to 10 meter. QSL via NR6M and LoTW, log search and OQRS on Club Log. 

Z2, ZIMBABWE David, G4NRT is active as Z21NRT from Harare. Operation until September 29 from 80 to 6 meter using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via home call, LoTW. 


Coming up soon 

A3, TONGA Haru, JR4OZR will be active during the CQWW RTTY DX Contest (September 23-24) as A35W. QSL via JJ2VLY, LoTW. 

JD1, OGASAWARA Take, JA1UII will be active again as JD1BON from Chichijima from September 21 until September 30. All QSO’s will be confirmed automatically via bureau and LoTW, for direct cards via home call. 

P4, ARUBA Mike KB8KB and Jim K8JH will be QRV as P40M and P40N from September 27 until October 3. Operation on HF using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via homecalls. 

PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA Leo, PP1CZ will once again be active as PY0F/PP1CZ between September 22 and September 27. Operation from 80 to 10 meter using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via OQRS. 

V6, MICRONESIA Yutake, JH1MLO will be operating as V63MLO from South Park Hotel, Pohnpei. Operation between September 27 and October 1. Activity from 80 to 10 meter using SSB and RTTY. QSL via home call. 

V6, MICRONESIA Chusuke, JR1FKR will be operating as V63FKR from South Park Hotel, Pohnpei between September 27 and October 2. Operation on HF. QSL via home call.

More here...  https://dx-world.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/DX_215.pdf

Launch of New IOTA Website September 12, 2017


The time has come to tell you of the launch of the new IOTA website www.iota-world.organd the software system that in future will run the IOTA Programme.
The Big Day will be 14 September. In preparation to moving IOTA to its new website we are disabling user logins on the RSGB IOTA website at 0800 UTC on 12 September 2017. When the new website is online you will be redirected there automatically and you will be able to log in with the same credentials as you use now on the current IOTA website. You can choose your language by selecting one of the flags then. We hope that you enjoy getting to know the new website and all that it has to offer. Our help point is at info@iota-world.org.
  • Calling Software Developers
Software developers should be aware that the move to the new website may affect any application using data from www.rsgbiota.org since this website will shortly be taken offline. Please contact us at info@iota-world.org if your software uses data from www.rsgbiota.org and you want to have access to this kind of data in the future.
  • Reporting Programme Growth
In July we celebrated the first anniversary of the introduction of crediting QSO matches with logs on Club Log. Introduced on the existing software, it has already been hugely successful in increasing the volume of credits given by 70%, providing evidence that it meets the wishes of a significant part of the IOTA community for this kind of development. Needless to say, it has boosted the financial viability of the programme. Currently some 54% of all credits given so far in 2017 were for QSO matches, a figure that we believe will increase once participants get used to the new software. Paper cards submitted are down 20% suggesting replacement with electronic confirmations which from a very low figure for IOTA Contest matches has spiralled from 4,036 to 32,878 credits. This is just the beginning.
G3KMA, 12 Sep 2017
https://dx-world.net/launch-of-new-iota-website/

[CANCELLED] PJ7T – Sint Maarten


September 14, 2017
NEWS UPDATE — We do apologize to inform all that the DXpedition to St Maarten PJ7T is suspended.
Hurricane Irma destroyed 95% of infrastructure on the island and it will impossible to arrive and live there for a long time.
By this, we change the destination to San Andres Island and we are obtaining the permissions and call to operate from that island.
In the near future we will inform dates and call that we will use. All the stations are ready to fly to San Andres Is.
We  will listen you in the air soon.
Regards to all
Yaguarete DX  Group
https://dx-world.net/pj7t-sint-maarten/
Page last updated on: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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IOTA News from the
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

14 September, 2017

Island activities:
IOTA QRGs
CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz


AF-014; CT3, Madeira Archipelago: Manfred/ DF5EM, Franz/DF6QV,
Juergen/DG7JB, Jan/DJ8NK, Heye/DJ9RR, Dieter/DK4QT, Thomas/DL6TK
and Kalle/DM3BJ will be QRV as CR3W from Madeira from September 17th to 27th, including a participation in the CQ WW RTTY DX
Contest. Outside the contest they will also sign CT9/homecall. QSL
via DL5AXX, OQRS, LoTW.


AS-074; 9M2, Selangor/Negeri Sembilan State group: The "Kuala Lumpur DX Team" will continue their IOTA tour: From September 16 to 18, 9M4IOTA will be on the air from Indah Island. QSL direkt an 9M4IOTA.

EU-002; OH0, Aland Islands: Wolfgang/ DK2DO, Rainer/DL1ZBO and
Peter/DL5FF will sign OH0JWL from Aland Island on the HF bands (CW
and RTTY), including an entry in the CQ WW RTTY Contest. QSL via
DL5FF (d/B).


EU-037; SM7, Kalmar County group: Stefan/DF8HS will be on OEland
(WLOTA 0588) from September 16 to 30 and operate as SM7/DF8HS in
holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via DF8HS (d/B), eQSL.


SA-004; HC8, Galapagos Islands: Members of the "7163 Group" plan an
activity from Isabela Island as HD8M, from September 14 - 21. They
will be QRV on 160m - 6m (SSB, CW and Digital, mostly FT8). Team
members include Jim/WB2REM, Nancy/KG0YL, Daid/HC5DX, Ellis/N1MWJ
and Mark/WY1G. QSL via WB2REM (d), KG0YL (B), LoTW, eQSL und OQRS.http://www.hd8m.com/

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