jul 13

9X0T & 9X0Y RWANDA

 26 September  to 10 October

9X0T

DXpedition to Rwanda.

Eight operators

(I1HJT, I2YSB, IK2CIO, IK2CKR, IK2DIA, IK2HKT, IK2RZP and JA3USA)

will be QRV on 160-10m CW and SSB with three stations;

RTTY will be used on 20m only.

9X0Y 

will be used by the team for

FT8 contacts only.(DXPeditionMode)

IK7JWY (for HF) and IK0FTA (for 6 metres) will be the pilot stations.

QSL via I2YSB .

Real-time logsearch and OQRS for direct cards at http://www.i2ysb.com/idt/.

 

jul 07

ZF1A – Grand Cayman Island

Look for Gayle, K6GO and Mike, NA6MB

to be active again from

Grand Cayman,

Cayman Islands as

ZF2GO & ZF2NA

between July 11-15, 2018.

QRV on 160-6m.

Participation in the IARU HF Contest

as

ZF1A.

jul 07

ZS9V – Robben Island – AF064

 ZS9V team

will again be operating from

Robben Island (IOTA AF-064)

from the evening of 17 August until sometime on Monday 20 August.

This is the weekend of ILLW.

Same as last year (SSB on 10/15/20 and SSB on 40/80).

New this year will be a CW station.

Further information on the operation will be published here

jun 08

Kosovo’s Z6 Prefix Ruled Illegal!!!!

The following is quoted from the ITU website.

In the interests of DX news, DX-World has come to the conclusion this latest development is newsworthy and therefore published in full with relevant links. Equally, we are happy to make public any response from those behind the Z6 drive. Kosovo became a new DXCC entity earlier this year.

NOTE: It should be pointed out that the Z6 prefix appears on the ARRL ITU Table of Allocation of International Call Sign Series website yet it’s not showing on the official ITU Table of International Call signs.

“Following the inquiry of the Administration of Serbia of 16 March 2018 regarding the use of Call Sign Series Z6 by amateur radio stations of Kosovo*, I would like to provide the following statement:

Pursuant to Article 19 of the Radio Regulations, notably its provisions Nos. 19.28B and 19.33, the management of international series of call signs is a prerogative of ITU. Call sign series can be allocated only to the administrations of the ITU Member States by world radiocommunication conferences or, between radiocommunication conferences, by the ITU Secretary-General.

In this respect, the attention of the ITU administrations is drawn to the fact that               ITU has not allocated call sign series Z6 to any of its Member States.Consequently, the utilization of call signs series Z6 by any entity without a formal allocation and consent of the ITU represents an unauthorized and illegal usage of this international numbering resource.

* This designation is without prejudice to position on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ opinion on Kosovo declaration of independence”.

https://www.itu.int/dms_pub/itu-t/opb/sp/T-SP-OB.1149-2018-OAS-PDF-E.pdf

https://www.itu.int/pub/T-SP-OB.1149-2018

https://www.itu.int/search#?q=z6&fl=0&ex=false

jun 08

Z68UR – KOSOVO (ON5UR-Max)

 

Max, ON5UR

plans activity from Kosovo as

Z68UR

for 9 days at the end of September.

His QTH will be near the border of Albania.

A website and full info forthcoming.

 

jun 03

Updates WSJT-X

              
                Release: WSJT-X Version 1.9.1  May 31, 2018
               --------------------------------------------

This release is a critical bug fix release that removes an unintended 
restriction of FT8 DXpedition mode.


		   Release: WSJT-X Version 1.9.0 May 28, 2018
	       -------------------------------------------

Changes from WSJT-X Version 1.9.0-rc4 include the following:
- Display in the right text window of MSK144 messages addressed to
  "MyCall" has been restored.

- Fox is not allowed to transmit in any of the default FT8 sub-bands.

- Fox can now work Hounds using compound callsigns.

- Fox can now transmit free-text messages (and any standard FT8 message)
  by using Tab 1 or Tab 2.

- Added a checkbox to enable more frequent programmed CQs by Fox.
  Default is OFF.

- Alt+N keyboard shortcut has been restored.

- MacOS program crash on unexpected decode request has been fixed.

- Several minor bug fixes and added convenience features.

- Hamlib, support for TRXManger added.

- Hamlib, improved support for flrig.

jun 03

V73/KW4WZ – Kwajalein Atoll OC-028 – Marshall Islands

Look for Will, KW4WZ

to be active as

V73/KW4WZ

from

Kwajalein (OC-028), Marshall Islands

between  7-18 June 2018.

QRV on JT65, FT8 and SSB;

spare time activity.

QSL via LoTW.

jun 03

FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA 2018

June 1 begins the radio marathon dedicated to the World Cup in 2018.

Unfortunately, Eugene R4AS has not yet finished writing instructions on how to register and upload logs.

I hope he does it very soon. Information about the work of the site can be obtained from him r4as@srr.ru

On May 31 the following calls taking part:

3Z18FWC (Poland)
6V1FWC (Senegal)
7S18FWC (Sweden)
7X2FIFA (Algeria)
8S18FWC (Sweden)
9A18FWC (Croatia)
A60FIFA (United Arab Emirates)
A71FIFA (Qatar)
A91FWC (Bahrain)
AO18FWC (Spain)
AY0FWC (Argentina)
CN18FWC (Morocco)
CR2018FWC (Portugal, Azores)
CW18FWC (Uruguay)
DJ18FWC (Germany)
DK18FWC (Germany)
DT18FIFA (Korea)
DT18FWC (Korea)
DX18FIFA (Philippines)
E70FIFA (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
ER18FIFA (Moldova)
EV18FWC (Belarus)
G6XX (England)
GB18FIFA (North Ireland, 01.06.2018-28.06.2018)
GB18FIFA (Scotland, 30.06.2018-15.07.2018)
GB18FWC (England)
GI6XX (North Ireland)
GM6XX (Scotland)
GW6XX (Wales)
HD18FIFA (Ecuador)
HF18FWC (Poland)
HG18FIFA (Hungary)
HH18FIFA (Haiti)
HI0RCD (Dominican Republic)
HP18FWC (Panama)
HZ18FIFA (Saudi Arabia)
HZ18FWC (Saudi Arabia)
II9FIFA (Italy)
J32FIFA (Grenada)
KP4ES (Puerto Rico)
LX18FIFA (Luxembourg)
MB18FIFA (Scotland – 10,13,14 July)
MB18FIFA (Wales – 12 July)
OC18FWC (Peru)
OE18FIFA (Austria)
OM18FIFA (Slovakia)
OM2018FIFA (Slovakia)
OU18FWC (Denmark)
PA18FIFA (Netherlands)
PZ18FIFA (Suriname)
SB18FWC (Sweden)
SC18FWC (Sweden)
SD18FWC (Sweden)
SE18FWC (Sweden)
SF18FWC (Sweden)
SH18FWC (Sweden)
SI18FWC (Sweden)
SU18FWC (Egypt)
SX18FIFA (Greece)
TM18FWC (France)
UP18FIFA (Kazakhstan)
V218FIFA (Antigua and Barbuda)
VB18FIFA (Canada)
VK18FIFA (Australia)
VP9FIFA (Bermuda)
VR2FIFA (Hong Kong)
YB18FIFA (Indonesia)
YI0FIFA (Iraq)
YL18FIFA (Latvia)
YU18FWC (Serbia)
YW18FIFA (Venezuela)
Z60FIFA (Kosovo)
ZA18FIFA (Albania)
ZL18FIFA (New Zealand)
ZZ18FWC (Brazil)

I suggest that everyone starts working from 00:00 UTC on June 1.

The order of uploading logs to the site will be announced later.

Also, all special stations need to open pages on QRZ.COM.

If someone has difficulties, you can contact UA6JD/W7 ua6jd@qrz.com.

He will help for free.

Download “Rules” in English and Spanish here

73! Aliy Kuysokov – UA6YW, also RU18WC (Coordinator)

apr 27

C96RRC & C98RRC – Mozambique And Inhaca Island

https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/mozambique

 

Vasily R7AL, Vasily RA1ZZ, Al RZ3K and Vlad RK8A

(members of the Russian Robinson Club)

will be active as

C96RRC and C98RRC

  Mozambique Island, AF-088

and

Inhaca Island, AF-066

during the period April 29 to May 9, 2018.

QRV on 40-10m CW, SSB, Digi.

QSL via R7AL, Club Log OQRS.

  • Mozambique Island, AF-088 as C96RRC between April 29 – May 3, 2018.
  • Inhaca Island, AF-066 as C98RRC May 5-9, 2018.

apr 27

GB9OSA -EU-120 Isle of Wight

A Belgian team with
ON3DMR, ON4AFW, ON4AWT, ON4JW,
ON6EF, ON6VJ and ON8WR
will be operating as
GB9OSA
from 8 May  until 13 May
Operation from 160 to 6 meter
using mainly SSB and digital.
QSL via ON6EF, direct or bureau.

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