BOLETIM OPDX – 24/01/2022

BOLETIM OPDX – 24/01/2022

3Y0J BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. The following was posted on the 3Y0J
FaceBook page by Ken, LA7GIA, on January 22nd, with pictures and videos
[edited]: Today the 3Y0J team spent a full day offshore @ Ulsteinvik,
Norway . Together with Captain Arnt Skinnes and his 3 crew members on
Stero we tested the unmanned zodiak landing, where the purpose is to
land zodiak with equipment in a safe way. We drove 16h with car from
Oslo to the 3Y0J test site. During the testing Stero ended up in rescuing
a FRC boat drifting with broken engine in heavy sea. This cut short our
testing a bit but further testing will be carried out in our mission to
activate this rare #2 DXCC Bouvet island. After a successful weekend we
return home and will continue working on the logistic concepts. Follow
our journey to Bouvet!
For the pictures and videos, go to:

4L, GEORGIA. Mamuka Kordzakhia, 4L2M, President of the National Associ-
ation Radio Amateurs of Georgia (NARG), will be active during the CQWW
160m CW Contest (January 28-30th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via EA7FTR.

5Z, KENYA. Scott, WA5A, is once again active as 5Z4/WA5A from Ruaka until
January 28th. Activity will be holiday style and has been on mainly 40/20
meters using mainly SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

6W, SENEGAL (Correction). Willy, ON4AVT, will be active as 6W7/ON4AVT
(not 6W7/ON4ANT) from Warang between February 6th and April 10th. Activity
will be on 80-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes, with an IC-7100
into End-Fed wire or Double Zepp antennas. There will also be QO-100
satellite operations. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS.

8Q, MALDIVES. Thomas, DL1TPA, announced on Twitter that he will be active
as 8Q7TP from Maldive Islands (AS-013) until January 29th. Activity will
be from the beach on 20/10 meters using WSPR with 200mw. QSL via his home

8Q, MALDIVES. Henry, LU4DXU, will be active as 8Q7AH from Dharavandhoo
Island (AS-013) between February 8-15th. Activity will be on various HF
bands using an amp and dipoles. QSL via his home callsign direct.

8Q, MALDIVES. Operators Karel/OK2WM and Vlad/OK2WX will be active as
8Q7WM and 8Q7WX, respectively, from Innahura Island (AS-013) between
February 12th and March 8th. Activity will be on 160/80/40 meters using
CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns.

Event). Gert, DM7MA, and a crew of operators will activate the following
special event stations between March 1st and June 30th: DF90TJU, DK90TJU,
DL90TJU, DM90TJU, DR90TJU, DQ90TJU, DP90TJU and HB90JU. Activity is to
celebrate the 90th anniversary of the maiden flight of the Junkers JU52/3m
(transport aircraft).

FG, GUADELOUPE. Herve, F5HRY, is once again active as FG/F5HRY from Marie
Galante Island (NA-102). The length of his stay is not known. Activity
will be holiday style on various HF bands (80-10m) using CW (SSB on
request) with a focus on 30/17 meters CW. QSL via his home callsign or

FO/A, AUSTRAL ISLANDS (Update to OPDX.1543/1544/1545). Jacek, SP5EAQ,
will be active as FO/SP5EAQ from Rimatara Island (OC-050, WW Loc. BG37oi)
between March 2-30th (if the pandemic permits). This will be a SSB only
operation on 80-10 meters as well as the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March
26-27th) signing with the special callsign TX5AQ as a Single-Op/High-
Power entry. QSL via SP7DQR, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or the SP7DQR
OQRS ( A Web page is now up and running

the PayPal account is now active for those who would like to help fund
the "Crozet 2022" operation. Thierry, F6CUK, is expected to operate from
Crozet starting sometime mid-December-March 2023. (See OPDX.1538/1539).
The CROZET 2022 Web page with the PayPal link is available at:
For updates, watch Twitter at:

FW, WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS. Jean, F4CIX, is once again active as FW1JG
from Wallis Island. Length of stay is not known. Activity is mainly on
20/15/10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. He was heard Sunday
morning between 0630-0915z on 20 meters using FT8 and SSB. QSL via direct.


The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between January 17-22nd (as per the DXCluster):

    IOTA     Callsign     Island/GROUP            Bands/Modes
   ------    ----------   -------------           ------------
   AF-014    CT3MD        MADEIRA                 15m; SSB
   AF-017    3B9FR        RODRIGUES               20/10m; CW/SSB/FT8
   AF-022    ZD7FT        ST HELENA               17/15m; SSB
   AF-049    3B8BAP       MAURITIUS               10m; FT8
   AF-111    EL2BG        Bushrod                 15m; FT8
   AS-004    5B4AIX       Cyprus                  15m; SSB
   AS-004    5B4VL        Cyprus                  15m; SSB
   AS-007    7K4XNN       HONSHU                  15m; SSB
   AS-007    JA1JAN       HONSHU                  40m; FT8
   AS-007    JA9FFS       HONSHU                  15m; FT8
   AS-007    JH7MQD       HONSHU                  40m; SSB
   AS-007    JK1OZS       HONSHU                  40m; FT8
   AS-007    JL1IEO       HONSHU                  40m; FT8
   AS-007    JL1UCH       HONSHU                  40m; CW
   AS-007    JM7OLW       HONSHU                  15m; CW
   AS-007    JR4OZR       HONSHU                  40m; RTTY
   AS-007    JS1IFK       HONSHU                  15m; FT8
   AS-019    9V1VV        SINGAPORE               40m; CW
   AS-031    JD1BHA       CHICHI/HAHA/MUKO        12m; FT8
   AS-047    JS6TWW       DAITO                   12m; FT8
   AS-078    JA8COE       Hokkaido                17m; SSB
   AS-200    JJ5RBH       SHODO                   17m; CW
   AS-206    JR7AMZ       HONSHU'S COASTAL EAST   20m; FT8
   EU-004    EA6VQ        BALEARIC                40m; FT8
   EU-005    2E0HPI/P     GREAT BRITAIN           40m;
   EU-005    G0FWX        GREAT BRITAIN           17m; SSB
   EU-005    G0HWK        GREAT BRITAIN           17m; SSB
   EU-005    G0PHP        GREAT BRITAIN           40m; FT8
   EU-005    G2BKZ        GREAT BRITAIN           17m; SSB
   EU-005    G4AKC        GREAT BRITAIN           20m; SSB
   EU-005    G8X          GREAT BRITAIN           40m;
   EU-005    GM3WOJ       GREAT BRITAIN           17m; SSB
   EU-005    GW4OKT       GREAT BRITAIN           20m; CW
   EU-005    MM0HVU       GREAT BRITAIN           40m; FT8
   EU-005    M0XXT        GREAT BRITAIN           80m; SSB
   EU-005    MW0GWG       GREAT BRITAIN           20m; SSB
   EU-005    MW0WBG       GREAT BRITAIN           20m; CW
   EU-009    MM5DWW       ORKNEY                  17m; FT4
   EU-010    GM4KGK       OUTER  HEBRIDES         40m; CW
   EU-013    GJ0KYZ       JERSEY                  40m; FT8
   EU-015    SV9RKU       CRETE                   20/17m; SSB
   EU-023    9H/4X6TT     MALTA                   20m; SSB
   EU-023    9H1TT        MALTA                   40m; SSB
   EU-025    II9WRTC      Sicily                  17/10m; CW/SSB/RTTY
   EU-025    IT9BLB       Sicily                  20m; CW
   EU-025    IT9IJF       Sicily                  40m; SSB
   EU-025    IT9RZR       Sicily                  15m; FT8
   EU-115    EI2HI        IRELAND                 80m; SSB
   EU-115    EI6JK        IRELAND                 15m; SSB
   EU-115    MI6INB       IRELAND                 20m; SSB
   EU-116    GD0OUD       ISLE OF MAN             20m; CW
   EU-131    IK3PQH/P     VENETO REGION           40/20m; SSB
   EU-131    IU3EEG       VENETO REGION           80m; SSB
   EU-175    CU3BL        CENTRAL                 40m; PSK125
   EU-175    CU3EM        CENTRAL                 40m; FT8
   EU-186    TA1NGE       TURKEY                  20m; FT8
   NA-015    CO2QM        CUBA                    20m; FT8
   NA-015    CO8LY        CUBA                    15/12m; CW/SSB
   NA-015    CO8MCL       CUBA                    10m; FT8
   NA-016    ZF2OO        CAYMAN                  40/30m; FT8
   NA-016    ZF2PG        CAYMAN                  40/20/15m; SSB
   NA-026    W2GPR        NEW YORK STATE          40m; SSB
   NA-027    VO1FOG       NEWFOUNDLAND            12m; SSB
   NA-031    AA1AC        RHODE ISLAND STATE      17m; CW
   NA-037    KL7FBI       Shemya                  20m; FT8
   NA-096    HI8CAF       HISPANIOLA              40m; FT8
   NA-099    KP3H         PUERTO RICO             17m; FT8
   NA-099    KP4DX        PUERTO RICO             17m; CW
   NA-099    KP4PUA       PUERTO RICO             15m; SSB
   NA-099    KP4VET       PUERTO RICO             12m; SSB
   NA-103    VP2MDX       MONTSERRAT              17m; SSB
   NA-106    NP2KW        VIRGIN                  80m; FT8
   NA-107    FM8QR        Martinique              20m; SSB
   NA-108    J68HZ        St Lucia                40m; SSB
   NA-114    TO6S         Les Saint               80/40/20/17/15/12m; CW/SSB
   NA-142    N3ME         Oakaloosa               20/17m; FT8
   OC-001    VK2GR        Australia               160m;
   OC-001    VK2OWD       Australia               17m; SSB
   OC-001    VK3IO        Australia               160m;
   OC-001    VK3KJ        Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK4BOB       Australia               10m; SSB
   OC-005    VK9DX        NORFOLK                 20m; CW/SSB
   OC-006    VK7EA        Tasmania                15m; FT8
   OC-016    3D2USU      VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 30m; FT8
   OC-019    KH6CJJ       HAWAIIAN                15m; SSB
   OC-021    YB0ECT       JAVA                    17m; SSB
   OC-021    YB1DNF       JAVA                    15m; SSB
   OC-021    YB2NDC       JAVA                    40m; SSB
   OC-021    YB2VOC       JAVA                    20m; SSB
   OC-021    YB4KAR       JAVA                    40m; RTTY
   OC-032    FK8GU        NEW  CALEDONIA          20m; SSB
   OC-032    FK8HA        NEW  CALEDONIA          10m; FT8
   OC-032    FK8IK        NEW  CALEDONIA          15/12m; CW
   OC-036    ZL1BQD       NORTH                   20m; FT8
   OC-134    ZL3JT        SOUTH                   20m; FT8
   OC-134    ZL4TT        SOUTH                   15m; FT8
   OC-146    YC8GPH       CELEBES                 40m; FT8
   OC-245    YC1BIQ/6     SUMATRA'S   COASTAL     40/15m; SSB
   OC-245    YE1AR/6      Rondo                   40/20m; FT8
   OC-150    YB9GMR       TENGGARA  BARAT         40m; FT8
   SA-002    VP8BTR       FALKLAND                40m; FT8
   SA-011    9Z4Y         TRINIDAD                40m; CW
   SA-023    ZY6A         Frades                  20m; CW
   SA-036    P41E         ARUBA                   17m; FT8
   SA-068    8R1AK/P      GUYANA                  40m; SSB
   SA-099    PJ2ND        CURACAO                 40m; CW

  ** Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode
     (which is very important) on their QSNs on their PacketCluster
     reports. The format we suggest is "Mode/IOTA#/Island or Group"
     (ex. FT8/OC-146/Celebes).

  AS-051.  Jean-Philippe, F1TMY (J28PJ), who is usually active as 3X2021
           (interesting and correct callsign) from Conakry, Guinea, since
           mid-September, announced that he would be active as 3X2021/P
           from the Los Islands this past weekend. Activity would be
           mainly on FT4 (ex. he like 17/15m). Length of stay was not
           mentioned. QSL via ClubLog.

  NA-069.  (Update) Members of the Englewood Amateur Radio Society (EARS)
           [N4EAR] are expected to activate Gasparilla Island State Park,
           FL, as N4EAR between January 29-30th. Operators mentioned are
           William/K7WWR, Mark/KB8WXI, Robert/KN4RKE, Ken/W1NQT, William/
           W2CWL, Jim/W4AII and Herman/WA9LFQ. The team will be partici-
           pating in Winter Field Day. They will be operating on 20 and
           40 meters SSB. Activity will start at 1900 hours UTC and oper-
           ating until 2309 (Sundown) due to the park closing at dusk.
           While it is not an official lighthouse weekend, they will be
           broadcasting from Boca Grande Lighthouse. If you would like
           to make a QSO with a lighthouse, this is a good one. They will
           resume operating at sun-up 1216 UTC on Sunday Jan. 30th to
           1900 as Field Day ends. QSL via LoTW.

  OC-143.  Operators Ira/YB5CHJ, Syam/YB5HPT, Yan/YB5MB, Ron/YC5ACD,
           Pak/YC5ARZ, Yanti/YC5LBD, Ade/YD5ABD, Riki/YD5AKV, Rahil/YD5APT
           and possibly several others will be active as homecall/P from
           Tahara Bung Hatta, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on January 22nd.
           Activity will be on 80/40/20/15 meters using SSB and the
           Digital modes.

PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the  have
decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA
operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX,
and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin......

J6, ST. LUCIA. Operators Frans/J69DS, Dr. Bill/K9HZ (J68HZ), Mike/KA4RRU,
Kyle/WA4PGM, and Daniel/W0CN will be active as J68HZ from the Villa Grand
Piton in Soufriere, St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA L-1336) between March 1-7th.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters during the ARRL Inter. DX SSB Contest
(March 5-6th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via K9HZ, direct, ClubLog or LoTW
(preferred). NO BUREAU CARDS. ADDED NOTE: Currently, Dr. Bill/K9HZ (J68HZ)
and Barry/K8SD are active from the J68HZ villa until February 8th.

NH7, HAWAII. Operators Jim/N6TJ, John/KH6SH, Chuck/K7JA, Kimo/KH7U and
possibly others will be active as NH7T from the KH6YY station in Haleiwa,
HI, during the CQ WPX SSB DX Contest (March 26-27th) as a Multi-Multi
entry. QSL via KH6SH.

OE22, AUSTRIA (Special Event). Look for the special event callsign OE22M
to be active sometime around April 23rd. Activity is to commemorate the
anniversary of Guglielmo Marconi's birthday (April 25th, 1874) and to
celebrate International Marconi Day (Saturday, April 23rd). QSL direct
to: DokuFunk, OE22M, An den Steinfeldern 4A, Vienna A-1230, Austria. QSL
by the Bureau via OE1YPP. For more details on International Marconi Day,

OPDX MAILING LIST (Just A Reminder). Details on how to subscribe and
unsubscribe from the "OPDX Mailing List" are at the bottom of this
bulletin. PLEASE pass the word around.... Thanks and 73 de Tedd KB8NW

OX, GREENLAND. Operators Mikkel/OZ7AKT (OX7AKT) and Alex/OZ7AM (OX7AM)
will do a quick operation from Kangerlussuaq (NA-018, WW Loc. GP47TA)
between February 17-22nd. Look for OX7AM in the ARRL Inter. DX CW Contest
(February 19-20th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL OX7AM via OZ1ACB,
direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or Clublog's OQRS. QSL OX7AKT via OZ1ACB,
direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or Clublog's OQRS.

P4, ARUBA (Reminder). Mathias, DL4MM, will be active as P4/DL4MM from
Aruba (SA-036) between January 23rd and February 2nd, 2022. Activity will
be on various HF bands with a focus on the lower bands and 30/17/12m,
using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via DL4MM, direct or by the Bureau (via Club-
Log) or LoTW. He will also be in the CQ 160m CW Contest (January 28-30th)
as a Single-Op/Assisted/High-Power entry signing P40AA. Also, QSL via
DL4MM, direct or by the Bureau (via ClubLog) or LoTW.


Jan/24th LN     Jan/27th HN     Jan/29th HN
Jan/25th HN     Jan/28th HN     Jan/30th HN
Jan/26th HN

NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
-----------------        ------       --------    ------
AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=0-1       0-7
HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2         8-15
LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3         16-29
BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=4         30-49
DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5         50-99
VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9       100-400

Meanwhile, check out the following Web sites for propagation:
* VOACAP predication Web page at:
* DX.QSL.NET Propagation page:
* A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
* SolarHam Web page:
* Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at:
* Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) & National Oceanic and
  Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):
* News and Information About The Sun-Earth Environment:
* Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
  overseas locations are at:
* Information and tutorials on propagation are at:
* Graphic propagation tool by DR2W:
* Point to point propagation at:
* Real-time propagation at:
* Also on Twitter:

PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Everton, PU2MEA, is now active as PU2MEA/PY0F
from Fernando de Noronha Island (SA-003) until January 26th. Activity
will be on 28430 kHz +/- 10 kHz, using a Chinese USDR5 transceiver with
5 watt into EFHW antenna for 10m. QSL via LOTW, ClubLog or eQSL.

PZ5, SURINAME. Axel, DL6KVA, will be active as PZ5KV from Suriname between
February 1-10th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW only. He
will also participate in the FOC Marathon (February 5-6th). QSL via Club-
Log's OQRS (direct and Bureau).


4F2KWT via EA5GL          G3U via G3UJE (L)        OT7D via ON7DM
4L1FL via EA7FTR          G5B via G4ODA            P4/DL4MM via DL4MM (O/L)
4L5O via N3SL             G8S via G4IDF (L)        PA50PKZ via PA2PKZ
4L5P via UT7QF            GB5HAM via M0IRU & (L)   PJ2/NA2U via NA2U (d/L)
4U0WFP via S57DX          GM3A via MM0JOM          PY5ZHP via SP7CVW & (L)
5K6RM via HK6RM           GM3F via GM4FDM          R250SM via RK3VWA
5Z4/HB9DSP via HB9DSP     GX5BBC via G4HPE         R80PWO via RN3YN
7X2ARA via 7T7T (d/7X-B)  HC5EG via EA5GL          R900DM via RC1C & (L)
7Z1AL via EC6DX           HC7AE/1 via EA5GL & (L)  RI1ANC via RN1ON
9H/4X6TT via N4GNR        HF80AK via SP9CJM        SB7S via SM7PXS (L)
9J2RD via IZ8CCW          HH2MK via EB7DX          SF1Z via SM0HEV
9K2GS via EC6DX           HI3A via EB7DX           SN30WOSP via SP2UUU
A42K via EA5GL (d/L)      HI3K via EB7DX           SU9VB via UA4WHX
A92AA via EC6DX           II7ENIG via IQ7UG (d/e)  TG9ADM via EA5GL
AP2NK via W3HNK           J68HZ via K9HZ           TM30BUS via F1LFL
AP2SD via EA5ZD           J79WTA via HB9MFM        TO6S via EA5GL
BY6DX via BG6HJZ          KH6LC via WA6WPG         UE79M via RQ7L
CO7CRJ via IK2DUW         KH6ZM via I0MWI          UN2022HNY via RW6HS
CS7/DO3HK via DO3HK & (L) LZ290WA via LZ1KCP       V31AX via M0URX
CT7AZT via G4SOG          LZ4A via LZ1YQ (d)       V31WH via W5HNS
DA0HEL via DF6QC          LZ7X via LZ1UQ           VL6C via VK6IR
DA0WCA via DF6EX          M0B via G4KZD            VP2ETE via W3HNK
DL73AFUG via DM4EAX       M2D via G4NVR & (L)      VP2MDX via W2APF
DQ1P via DK1IP & (L)      M4T via M0BEW (e)        YB0ECT via W2FB
DQ5R via DK7UY & (L)      M5P via M5BIR (L)        YB1TDL/4 via HA3JB
EL2DT via N2OO            M7W via G3TBK            YC1BIQ/6 via YC1BIQ
EM7EFF via UR7EY & (L)    MD4K via G3NKC & (L)     YE1AR/6 via N2OO
FG/F5HRY via F5HRY (d/L)  MW2I via G4FRE & (L)     YU/Z35M/P via Z35M
FM8QR via F5EAN           N3ME via W3UR            ZF2OO via WB2REM (O/L)
G0W via G0VDZ & (L)       OG66X via OH8GDU         ZF2PG via K8PGJ
G1A via M0NKR & (L)       OL1T via OK6DJ

(e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
(O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (N) No QSL needed
(I) No IRC     (P) PayPal        (NB) No Bureau   (n) no printed QSLs
(P) Please send no QSL
(Q) See
(**) QSL automatically via Bureau - do not send QSLs

LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......    (Updated)  (Updated) (Updated)

NEW QSL ROUTE. Pedro, EA5GL, reports: Another log obtained from a past
activations. This is XF1M, IOTA-078 Santa Margarita Island. Thanks to
the team for collaborating and giving the log. If you need the QSL you
can request it now from EA5GL.

NEW QSL ROUTE. Pedro, EA5GL, reports:I have obtained the logs of PY0FM,
Fernando de Noronha Island, 2012 and 2013 QSOs. If you still need the
QSL you can request it now from EA5GL. For more information, go to:

RA0FLP, RA1AGL, RT4F, RU4F, S50K (2000-2003), SM7BHM, SP1MWK, SV2FNT,


We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....

R250, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the Vladimir Regional
Radio Club will be active with special event callsign R250SM until February
27th. Activity is to commemorate 250th anniversary of the birthday of Count
Mikhail Mikhailovitch Spiranskiy a Russian statesman. Operations will be on
various HF bands and modes. QSL via RK3VWA. A commemorative diploma will be
available with the R250SM. See:

R900, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Radio amateurs from St. Petersburg
and the Leningrad Region will activate the following special event/memorial
stations R900DM (QSL via RC1C), R900DV (via the Bureau), R900RO and R900BL
(QSL via UF1M) between now and January 31st. Activity is to commemorate/
dedicate the 78th anniversary of full removal of enemy blockade of Lenin-
grad and 77th anniversary Victories of the Soviet people in the Second
World War. Operations will be on various HF bands and is good towards a
FREE "Blockade" diploma see:

TM19, FRANCE (AAW Special Event). Francois, F8DVD, will activate the
special event station TM19AAW from Macon, France, during 19th Antarctic
Activity Week (AAW) between February 7-22nd. QSL via F8DVD, by the Bureau,
direct (w/SAE and one "new" IRC or 2 USDs) or LoTW.

TN, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (DRC). Members of the "Belgian Lions
DX Team" (OT8T) maybe planning a DXpedition to Kinshasa, DRC. The callsign
TN8T has appeared on the Web page. Hopefully more details will be

TO5, MARTINIQUE. Albert "Al", F5VHJ, will be active as TO5A during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. USA
QSLs go via WA6WPG. All other are via F5VHJ, LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS or REF

TO9, ST. MARTIN. Operators from the December TO9W operation will once
again be active from Saint Martin Island (NA-105) between November 30th
and December 10th. Stay tuned for updates. Also watch:

TX5N AUSTRAL ISLANDS DXPEDITION NEWS (Update; dated January 21st). The
following was posted on the TX5N Web page ([edited]:
Several members of the Perseverance DX Group (PDXG) will activate Raivavae
Island (Austral Islands), French Polynesia,  April 15 - April 29, 2022, for
approximately 12 operating days. The plan is to have radios on the air
continually, as propagation allows.
The call sign TX5N was issued for this project. Team members include:
Steve/W1SRD, Doris/K0BEE, Rob/N7QT, Melanie/N7BX, Heye/DJ9RR, Walt/N6XG
and Gene/K5GS. The team is planning to operate 160m - 10m (including 60m),
CW, SSB and Digital.
The team will meet in Papeete, Tahiti, on April 12th and fly to Raivavae
on April 15th, returning to Papeete on April 29th. The team expects to
make between 60,000 - 80,000 QSOs.
The operating location, Tama Raivavae Resort, will provide a small bun-
galow for each team member and a separate building for radio operations.
Tama Raivavae has hosted many past DX-peditions.
Equipment will include Elecraft K3 transceivers with 500 and 1.5K watt
linear amplifiers. Antennas will be verticals and a hexbeam, antenna
placement will be on the beach.  We expect to have some internet avail-
ability for daily log uploads to
This project is self-funded by the team. We welcome donations via the
Donate button ( or with OQRS to offset
equipment shipping expenses.
We are hoping that Covid doesn't interfere with the project.


VC3, CANADA (FTDMC Special Event). Mike, VE3MZD, will be active with the
special callsign VC3FTDMC near Windsor, Ontario (EN82LH), to commemorate
5th anniversary of the FT8 Radio Digital Mode Club (FT8DMC) during the
"FT8DMC Activity Days" between July 4-17th. QSL via VE3MZD. An FTDMC
Anniversary Award can be earned by working the FTDMC and FTDM stations
and collecting points applicable for various award classes. For details,

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Dave, K0KQ, will be active as VP5/K0KQ
from Grand Turk Island (NA-003, WW Loc. FL41kl) between March 7-21st.
Activity will be on various HF bands using FT8, with an IC-706 into an
End-Fed vertical wire in a palm tree. QSL via LoTW; no paper QSLs.

VX2, CANADA. Members of the Contest Group du Quebec will be active as
VX2X during the CQ WPX RTTY Contest (February 12-13th) as a Multi-Multi/
Distributed entry. QSL via LoTW only.

XT, BURKINA FASO. Al, F8FUA, will once again be active as XT2BR from
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, sometime in 2022, if the global situation
due to the pandemic allows it (dates to be decided). He usually uses
an Elecraft K3 with 100 watts into a hexbeam and dipoles, operating on
CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (DXpedition mode) if possible. Log will be updated
when possible depending on his Internet access. QSL via F8FUA direct
(with SAE and 2 USDs) or via the REF QSL Bureau. After his operation,
Al usually uploads his log to LoTW. Look for more details to be forth-

XT2, BURKINA FASO. Max, DK1MAX, will once again be active as XT2MAX from
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, between April 7-20th. Activity is usually
holiday style on all bands using mostly CW and FT8, with an IC-7300 into
verticals and dipoles. QSL via EA5GL, LoTW, eQSL, (no Bureau or SWL reports)
and ClubLog. NO PAPER QSLs. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

YB, INDONESIA. Yohanes, YB2DX, will be active in the ARRL Inter. DX CW
Contest (February 19-20th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW
or direct only.

Z6, KOSOVO. Rene, DL2JRM, will be active as Z66BCC from Gjilan (WW Loc.
KN02rn) in February (specific dates were not provided). Activity will be
in the CQ WPX RTTY Contest (February 12-13th). QSL via DL2JRM (by the
Bureau or direct).

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Pete, K8PGJ, who was active as ZF2PG from the Sunny
Isle of Grand Cayman (NA-016) this past weekend for the NAQP SSB Contest,
will be active again between March 25-27th, for the CQ WPX SSB Contest
(March 26-27th). Activity will be on 160-10 meters. QSL via LoTW.

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