aug 17

XT2BR – Burkina Faso

Al, F8FUA

will be active from

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

as

XT2BR

between August 21-29, 2018.

QRV in CW/SSB/RTTY & FT8.

Logs may be uploaded if internet access available.

QSL via LoTW, Home Call

jul 31

3W9JK – Vietnam

Jacek, SP5APW

informs DX-World that he’s going to visit

Vietnam in September.

He will work from Cham Island (AS-162) during 15-22 September

and then 22-27 September from Hoi An (mainland).

The callsigns are: 3W9JK and 3W9JK/p (for mainland operation).

He will be ready to operate 6-20m SSB using IC-7300 plus 1.2 kW PA (SP7SP)

and Hexbeam antenna (SP7IDX).

QSL via: homecall direct, bureau and Clublog OQRS.

jul 31

61st Malaysia Independent Day 2018

Special event callsigns to support the 61st Malaysia Independent Day 2018

Date: Start – 01 August 2018. End  01 September 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE GO TO:

  WEBSITE: www.9mdxc.com/cq9m

OBJECTIVE:

To promote Malaysia’s country and its 61st independence with the welcome of amateur radio enthusiasts in the country. The 9MDXC GIS takes steps to participate in enlivening the national independence celebration while promoting amateur radio activities specifically in ‘high frequency’ (HF) in permissible ‘modes’ and ‘bands’.

TARGET GROUPS:

Participation throughout Malaysia in particular & throughout the archipelago in general. DX station is a priority.

DATE OF ACTIVITIES:

August 1, 2018 – September 1, 2018.

CALLSIGN:

9M61MY – HQ (9M2 LAND)
9M61MR – Perlis (9M2 LAND)
9M61MK – Kedah (9M2 LAND)
9M61MP – Penang (9M2 LAND)
9M61MA – Perak (9M2 LAND)
9M61MD – Kelantan (9M2 LAND)
9M61MT – Terengganu (9M2 LAND)
9M61MC – Pahang (9M2 LAND)
9M61MB – Selangor (9M2 LAND)
9M61MW – Kuala Lumpur (9M2 LAND)
9M61MM – Melaka (9M2 LAND)
9M61MN – Negeri Sembilan (9M2 LAND)
9M61MJ – Johor (9M2 LAND)
9M61MS – Sabah (9M6 LAND)
9M61MQ – Sarawak (9M6 LAND)

SPECIAL AWARD:

1. After several attempts and enhancements, the 9MDXC web now has the ability to submit ‘ digital certificate ‘ quickly and effectively.

2. ‘ Log checking ‘ will also be introduced on the 9MDXC web in batch and it will have a maximum impact on web usage and facilitates operators to check their CS whether the ‘contact’ is made successful or not.

3. Successful individuals with the number of 61st CQ Merdeka stations are eligible to receive the following award:

A. Bronze : Valid QSOs with 7 stations of the 61st CQ Merdeka.

B. Silver : Legitimate QSOs with 8 stations of the 61st CQ Merdeka.

C. Gold : Legitimate QSOs with 15 stations of the 61st CQ Merdeka.

D. Platinum: Legitimate QSOs with 15 stations of 61st CQ Merdeka in ‘ Phone ‘ mode

and at least 7 legitimate QSOs in ‘ Digital ‘ or ‘ CW ‘ mode.

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.

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