dec 22

XT2AW – BURKINA FASO

Harald, DF2WO

is returning to

Burkina Faso

and will be active again as

XT2AW

starting early January for two weeks.

QRV on HF, Digi/CW/SSB.

QSL via M0OXO.

dec 22

6o6o – SOMALIA

 
Kenneth LA7GIA
and
Adrian KO8SCA
will be operating as
6O6O
from
3 January until 15 January 2018
QRV from 160 to 10 meter 
mostly CW.
QSL via
M0OXO OQRS, LoTW.

This is primarily a DXpedition – 12 full days. We offer instant clublog and LoTW upload if wifi is working.

Humanitarian aspect
In conjunction with this trip we setup a humanitarian fundraiser where all donations received will be given directly to Doctors Without Borders in Somalia, and earmarked their work. We are not asking for support to cover our own expenses, but instead we are raising funds for Doctors Without Borders.

dec 14

J28ND – Djibouti

Dane, S53T

is currently active from Djibouti

as

J28ND

QRV using home-made vertical & low power.

QSL via S57DX

dec 14

J52EC – Guinea-Bissau

Through his missionary work (“books for the high school of Cumura”)

Livio IZ3BUR

will be active from Guinea-Bissau

as

J52EC

between 24 January and 21 February  2018.

QRV when time permits.

QSL via HomeCall

dec 14

6V1A – Goree Island, AF-045

 

6W1KI, 6W1PZ, 6W1QL and 6W7JX

will again be active as

6V1A

Gore Island AF-045

15-17 December 2017.

ORV on SSB and CW on various bands with two stations.

QSL via 6W7JX.

dec 07

Update Swisslog Version: 5.97 (05.12.2017)

      • NEW: Band map function! wide zoom in/out range, custom font size for DX-Spots, band filtering (including 60m), resizable window, Full spot details (including if LotW/eQSL user) when placing mouse cursor over a DX spot. Including the following Swisslog exclusive functions:

        • Customizable statistic selection! By default is DXCC but user can select any statistic.

        • Enable/disable CAT link by means of a button

        • Gradient colors for frequency ruler

        • Colors customization: background, ruler gradients, ruler measures, frequency and even buttons!

        • You can have as many band maps as you want with different band filters, colors and statistics!

        • Even you can place every band map as standalone window for dual monitor systems!

          This version includes the following corrections/enhancements:

          Can be used along with normal DX-Message window. Many thanks to Tom, N1MM for giving me some clues when I was stucked at a certain point developing this new function. Also to Erik, EI4FK for his excellent suggestions and deep testing.

      • NEW: Realtime logging to most important online logs: QRZ, Club Log, eQSL, HAMLOG, HAMQTH and HRDLOG. Multiple callsign configuration for eQSL, HAMLOG and QRZ! It allows to Add/Delete QSOs in realtime and also realtime edition in HAMQTH, HRDLOG and ClubLog.

      • NEW: Tools menu: Function to upload full or partial logbook to eQSL, HAMLOG, HAMQTH (only full), HRDLOG and QRZ.

      • NEW: Support for PSTROTATOR! a fantastic software to control your rotator, UltraBeam and SteppIR now supporting tracking from Swisslog.

      • NEW: Added support for TCI for transceiver control. TCI is a new protocol to control SunSDR transceivers. If using TCI, all spots from every band map will be sent to the SDR Panorama with colours of the corresponding statistic status. User can disable this feature in the Option menu of every band map.

      • NEW: The following news/changes have been made to adapt Swisslog to new ADIF v3.0.7 specifications:

        • Added the following new digital modes: T10, FT8, PSK500, PSK1000, QPSK500, PSKAM10, PSKAM31, PSKAM50, MFSK4, MFSK11, MFSK22, MFSK31,MFSK32, MFSK64, MFSK128, FMHELL, FSKHELL, HELL80 and PSKHELL. Renamed FSQ to FSQCALL. This way Swisslog recognises now all different PSK, MFSK and HELL submodes.

        • ADIF import: new option called “Check if file contains SUBMODE field for MFSK/PSK”. If checked Swisslog will convert/recognise properly all PSK/MFSK submodes if the SUBMODE ADIF field is found in QSOs made on PSK/MFSK mode. Swisslog also recognises now all ADIF SubModes either found in the MODE or SUBMODE ADIF fields and convert them properly. IMPORTANT: First check in the ADIF file that the SUBMODE field is found in every QSO in MFSK/PSK mode.

          The QSL_SENT_VIA field is imported into the QSL_ACTION field following these rules:

          • ‘B’ is imported as ‘Bureau’

          • ‘D’ is imported as ‘Direct’

          • ‘E’ is imported as ‘Electronic’

          • ‘M’ is imported as ‘QSL Manager’

        • Changed the following band names to adapt them to ADIF specifications: 1.5cm to 1.25, 10cm to 9cm and 2200m to 2190m

        • ADIF Export: Swisslog will now export MODE and SUBMODE fields accordingly (except for LoTW synchronization that only MODE will be exported). The QSL_ACTION field is exported in the QSL_SENT_VIA field following these rules:

          • ‘Bureau’ is exported as ‘B’

          • ‘Direct’ is exported as ‘D’

          • ‘Lotw’, ‘eQSL’, ‘LOTW+eQSL’ is exported as ‘E’

        • Added new Swisslog fields: L_LOTW_SENT, L_EQSL_SENT, L_LOTW_CREDIT_SUBMITTED, L_LOTW_CREDIT_GRANTED, L_CREDIT_SUBMITTED and L_CREDIT_GRANTED. At first start up of this version fields L_LOTW_SENT and L_EQSL_SENT will be set to 1 if L_LOTW_STATUS/L_EQSL_STATUS contains any data. Users with large logbooks may experience the first start up a bit longer than usual to perform these operations.

      • NEW: Enhanced info tables view. The Info tables view (when double clicking on a statistic field or when editing/viewing info tables contents) now implement column sorting (by clicking on column title) and incremental filtering! Just type anything below the column title and the view will show the matching records (case sensitive!!)

      • NEW: Added option to communicate with JTDX via TCP. If using latest versions of JTALERT along with Swisslog the UDP option doesn’t work and user must use the new TCP option (please read the Digital Modes interfaces, JT65 WSJT-X/JTDX Operation section in help).

      • NEW: WSJT-X/JTDX new operation mode! Now when entering a callsign in the DX Call field (only if using the UDP connection) or when double clicking to make a QSO, the callsign is entered in the Add QSO window of Swisslog like in MixW, FLDIGI, etc. This is very useful because now you don’t need to use any external program (i.e.: JTALERT) to know if you worked before this station and you take all the profits of Swisslog about realtime statistics, membership panel, etc. If you clear the DX Call field the Callsign field in Swisslog will be cleared as well. A new button will appear in the Add QSO window to activate / deactivate the UDP link. Please read the Digital Modes interfaces, JT65 WSJT-X/JTDX Operation section in help to know the new operation method.

And a lot more……full info here:

http://www.swisslogforwindows.com/english/Frame_EN.htm

 

nov 30

HC8LUT – SAN CRISTOBAL IOTA SA004

 
Radio Amateur DX Pedition
HC8LUT
will be active from
San Cristobal 
Galapagos Island
IOTA:SA -004
29 November  to 8 December 2017
Team: LU8YD, LU9VEA, LU7VB, LU3YK, LU7YS, LU5FF
QSL Manager:
IK2DUW
 

nov 30

C5YK (ON7YK) – GAMBIA

Andre, ON7YK
is operating as
C5YK
until January 30, 2018.
Operation on
40, 20, 17 and 15 meter
mostly in digital modes
QSL via home call,
director bureau, LoTW and logsearch on
How I do QSL !!!!!
  • Firtst : E’qsl
  • Second : LoTw
  • Third : Direct to my home adress ON7YK see on : qrz.com ( see on Qrz.com)
  • Last : by the bureau ( can take very long time , there is no qsl bureau in Gambia all goes to Belgium UBA bureau .)
  • For qsl direct please send a SAE with :
  • Two(2) US dollars will pay for return airmail postage in Europe for up to two cards .
  • Two(2) US dollars are needed for outside Europe for up to two cards .

I have a number of direct cards who have not enclosed either dollars or IRCs or SAE.

I have already stated that if no postage or SAE is sent with your card I will treat your card as a bureau request .

nov 20

6W1SU – Senegal

6W1SU

will be operated by

VE9CB

during the CQ WW DX Contest CW, November 25th & 26th 2017.

6W1SU will be a single op all band high power. 

QSL via M0URX OQRS

nov 20

5T1A And 5T1R – Mauritania

Fawaz A92AA and Obaid A61M
will be operating
From Mauritania
as
5T1A and 5T1R
between 20 November and 20 December 2017
Operation on HF.
QSL via A92AA.

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