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Eastern Iowa DX Association

Welcome to the Eastern Iowa DX Association web site! Our club is open to any amateur radio operator who is interested in DXing and/or contesting. You are cordially invited to attend club meetings and get aquainted. We have many friendly, outgoing members with varied areas of expertise, who would be delighted to meet you and offer their help as needed. (Detailed club information is on the "About EIDXA" page.)


EIDXA News     (Updated July 1, 2019)

EIDXA July 2019 Meeting
The July meeting will be held on Friday, July 19 at our normal meeting location, the Hall Perrine Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. Complete details, including an aerial photo map, may be found on the "Meetings" page.

July 2019 Eastern Iowa DXer
The July 2019 edition of the Eastern Iowa DXer is now available on the "Newsletter" page. Bob, WØGXA, has as usual put together a great newsletter, loaded with good information. Be sure you don't miss it!

Buy-Sell-Trade Listings
There are several interesting listings of equipment for sale on the "Buy-Sell-Trade" page -- take a look!

EIDXA Email Reflector
The EIDXA email reflector is available for your use. To post to the reflector, email your message for the group to: eastern-iowa-dx-association@googlegroups.com 
The reflector allows you to include photos or other files in your message.

You may visit the group homepage here:
    https://groups.google.com/group/eastern-iowa-dx-association
The homepage has a complete archive of all messages exchanged via the group.



DX News      (Updated July 14, 2019)

DX News items are courtesy of:

The Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin (OPDX)
   Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, Editor (kb8nw@hotmail.com or kb8nw@arrl.net)
   The bulletin is available at http://www.papays.com/opdx.html

This list is a compilation of current DX operations (or those that start within the current week) from recent issues of the OPDX bulletin, with the dates of operation highlighted in red. The items appear in order of callsign prefix. Hot links are provided for QSL information wherever possible. Credit for the source is given at the end of each item.


1AØ, SMOM. Members of the DxFriends Team will lead a DXpedition to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) to be active between July 15-21st. Operators mentioned are Tony/EA5RM (Team Leader), Alberto/EA1SA, Gen/EA5EL, Raul/EA5KA, Javi/EA5KM, Manuel/EA7AJR, Jose/EA7KW, Tony/F8ATS, Bernard/ F9IE, Simone/IK5RUN, Fabrizio/IN3ZNR, Giorgio/IZ4AKS, Luca/IWØDJB and Ken/LA7GIA. They will use the callsign 1AØC. Activity will be on 80-6 meters (including 60/30/17/12m bands) using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8, with at least three stations on the air. Suggested frequencies are:
  CW   - 3524, 5360, 7004, 10104, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
  SSB  - 3780, 5360, 7065/7160, 14195, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz
  FT8  - 3571, 5357, 7041, 10131, 14071, 18096, 21071, 24915 and 28071 kHz
  RTTY - 14080 kHz
  6m   - 50103/CW, 50120/SSB and 50313/FT8
QSL via EA5RM. An online log and OQRS will be available. For more details and updates, go to:
   http://www.1A0C.com
   http://www.dxfriends.com
-[OPDX # 1422 July 15, 2019]

4L, GEORGIA. Peter, G4ENL (ex-9X9PJ), has moved to Tblisi for the next few years and is expected to be active as 4L/G4ENL. Activity will be on various HF bands using SSB. QSL via his home callsign direct using the Switzerland address [Peter Jewitt, Fluckenstrasse 9, 5616 Meisterschwanden, Switzerland] or via N4GNR.
-[OPDX # 1422 July 15, 2019]

4L, GEORGIA. David, ADØPY/DL7ZM, will once again be active as 4L/DL7ZM from Georgia between July 13-21st. Activity will be mainly 6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. His operations will also include the CQWW VHF Contest. His location will be on a 3300m mountain top and his WW Locator will be LN11. QSL via his home callsign (USA address).
-[OPDX # 1419 June 24, 2019]

5H, TANZANIA. Fabian, DF3XY, is now or expected to be active as 5H1XY from Zanzibar Island (AF-032). The length of his stay is unknown. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1422 July 15, 2019]

6O, SOMALIA (Update). Ali, EP3CQ, is once again active as 6O1OO starting sometime mid-June until the end of July. Activity will be limited to his spare time because he works for the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in Mogadishu. Operations will be on 80/40/30/20/17/15/10 meters (mostly on 40/20meters FT8) using SSB and FT8. Also, effective as of February 11, 2019, the callsign, 6O1OO, has been accepted for DXCC credit. QSL direct to Ali Solhjoo, Schnackenburgstr. 3, Berlin 12159, Germany. QSL cards will be replied to on a bi-monthly basis. IRC's are not accepted. See QRZ.com for more info and picture of his station. Flash news will be posted via Twitter: @ep3cq
-[OPDX # 1416 June 3, 2019]

8P, BARBADOS. Charles, 8P6ET, will be active as 8P6ET beginning on June 10th. Activity will be on 15/17/20/40 meters, propagation permitting, using CW and SSB. The antennas: Buddipole Vertical and multi-band Inverted V with 10 watts. Charles, will also be active as 8P1W during the following contests:
  * CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
      Low-Power entry.
  * CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
      Low-Power entry.
QSL 8P6ET and 8P1W via KU9C.
-[OPDX # 1417 June 10, 2019]

APOLLO 11 SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS (Celebrating the 50th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing)....
  * Look for PA11APOLLO from the Netherlands beginning now until August 2nd.
    QSL via PA1UN.
  * Look for VI3MOON from Australia between July 16-24th. QSL via the
    Bureau or direct (see QRZ.com).
  * Members of the Tablelands Radio & Electronics Club will be active as
    VI5ØML between July 13-21st. A commemorative QSL card has been produced
    and is available as a download at:  https://www.silvertrain.com.au
    Please do not send cards via the VK Bureau.
  * The Milford, OH, Amateur Radio Club (W8MRC) is operating N1A special
    events station to honor Neil Armstrong's lunar landing 50 years ago.
    N1A will be active from Sunday, July 14 until Sunday, July 28th.
    QSL card details can be read on the club's Web site, W8MRC.com.
  * There is also a list of many stateside stations on the ARRL Web page
    at:  http://tinyurl.com/y4pwlfea
-[OPDX # 1422 July 15, 2019]

BVØ, TAIWAN (Special Event). Look for special event station BVØME to be active from New Taipei City until December 13th. Activity is to celebrate same-sex marriage in Taiwan which was legalized on May 24th, 2019, making Taiwan the first nation in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage. The suffix "ME" stands for Marriage Equality. Operations will be on FT8 frequencies during the weekdays and SSB on the HF bands during weekends. QSL via BU2EQ. Paper QSL cards (preferably direct) and eQSLs are welcome.
-[OPDX # 1419 June 24, 2019]

D4, CAPE VERDE (VHF DXpedition). Operators Frans/PA3CQE (D44LD), Gerard/ PE1BBI (D44KZ) and Rob/PE1ITR (D44LA) will be active as D44KZ (main DX- pedition callsign) from the east side of the Island of Santiago near Pedra Badejo (WW Loc. HK85FD, IOTA AF-005) between July 14-24th. Activity will be mainly on 50 MHz and 144 MHz. There may also be some activity on 70 MHz, but that is pending. The team will be using CW/SSB and the Digital modes like FSK441, MSK144, JT65, FT8 etc.. They state, "We are mainly a VHF Tropo, Meteorscatter and Ionospheric radio propagation DXpedition." Their station is EME capable, so in between they will be doing some moonbounce on 2m and 6m at moonrise and moonset. QSL via their home callsigns. For more details (operation schedule, equipment, etc..) and updates, see: 
    http://pe1itr.com/d4-dxpedition
-[OPDX # 1416 June 3, 2019]

DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of June 29th. The list contains 340 entities. The following are the top 10 entities:
    1. P5    DPRK (North Korea)   6. BV9P  Pratas Island
    2. 3Y/B  Bouvet Island        7. KH7K  Kure Island
    3. FT5/W Crozet Island        8. KH3   Johnston Island
    4. BS7H  Scarborough Reef     9. FT5/X Kerguelen Island
    5. CEØX  San Felix Islands   10. 3Y/P  Peter 1 Island

No changes this month. The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list is available at: https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php
-[OPDX # 1420 July 1, 2019]

E4, PALESTINE (Reminder). Janusz, SP9FIH, will once again (for the 4th time) be active as E44WE from Bethlehem (KM71OQ) from July 6th until August 6th. Activity this time will be on 80/30/20/6 meters using SSB, some RTTY and possibly FT8 (F/H). QSL via his home callsign or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates, see:  http://www.e4.dxpeditions.org
-[OPDX # 1420 July 1, 2019]

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. "DX News" reports that Milan, OK1DWC, is expected back on Rarotonga Island (OC-013) and will be active as E51DWC. His length of stay is not known at this time. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct or ClubLog's OQRS.
-[OPDX # 1415 May 27, 2019]

EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS. Andy, DK5ON, will once again be active as EA6/DK5ON from Mallorca Island (EU-004, ARLHS BAL-010 Cap de Pera Light, WLOTA 1902) between July 12-26th. Activity will be holiday style with some possible EAFF and SOTA/GMA activities. Operations will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (JT65, RTTY, PSK31, FT4, FT8). He will be using an Elecraft KX3 (QRP 5 watts) and ICOM IC-7300 into Buddstick and Buddipole antenna system. QSL via DK5ON, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1422 July 15, 2019]

EUROPE TOUR (3A, HBØ, Z6). Mome, Z32ZM, informs OPDX that after the Messe Friedrichshafen 44th International Amateur Radio Exhibition (June 21-23rd), he plans to be active as:
   HBØ/Z32ZM from Liechtenstein (between June 23-26th);
   3A/Z32ZM from Monaco (between June 27-29th) and
   Z68MA from Kosovo (between July 1-30th, with a possible extension
              into August if 6 meter conditions are good).
He states, "Any support from the International DX Community is welcome." QSL via ClubLog's OQRS is recommended! Look for additional information to be available soon on:  https://www.qrz.com/db/Z32ZM
-[OPDX # 1418 June 17, 2019]

FO & FO/A, FRENCH POLYNESIA AND AUSTRAL ISLANDS. Oliver, W6NV, will be active as FO/W6NV from Tahiti in July. He states that he will arrive in Tahiti on July 18th, and plans to operate with a Butternut vertical on 80-10 meters. In Tahiti he has a garden cottage to operate from that may be a candidate for a beam antenna installation suitable for a future operation in a CQWW or ARRL DX Contest. Operation will be mostly CW, and he suggests to look for him on 20/40/80m at his sunrise and sunset. He will travel to Raivavae Island (OC-114) on July 22nd, and plans to be active as TX2A during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a single-Op / All-Band/ 24-Hrs / Mixed-Mode / DXedition entry. QSL via W6NV direct or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1412 April 29, 2019]

FT8 OPERATING GUIDE. Gary, ZL2IFB has created an "FT8 Operating Guide" (Version 2.25 as of July 14, 2019), a collection of "tips and pragmatic suggestions aimed at making FT8 easier and more effective to use on the HF bands": http://www.g4ifb.com/
-[KØCF July 14, 2019]

H44, SOLOMON ISLANDS. Operators Michael/DL2GMI and Bernard/DL2GAC will be active from Malaita Island (OC-047, WW Loc. RI01), but at different times. Michael, DL2GMI, will be active from August 23rd until September 2nd. His callsign is pending. Bernard, DL2GAC, will be active again as H44MS beginning July 7th until September 20th, possibly longer. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10/6 meters using SSB, FT8 and possibly some RTTY. Once Michael receives his callsign, QSL via DL2GMI, by the DARC Bureau, direct, LoTW or eQSL. QSL H44MS via DL2GAC, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS and eventually on LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1421 July 8, 2019]

HS, THAILAND (Update/Special Event). Champ, E21EIC, updates OPDX on the two special event stations to mark the Coronation of King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun (King Rama X):
  HS1ØKING - The Radio Amateur Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage
of H.M. the King (RAST) will activate this special event station from May 1st until July 31st. Activity will be on all bands and all modes including satellite operations.
  QSL via: Radio Amateur Society of Thailand, G.P.O.Box 2008, Bangkok 10501, Thailand. All QSOs/QSL Card will send automatically via the Bureau. (No need to send QSL requests).
-[OPDX # 1413 May 6, 2019]

JW, SVALBARD. Erling, LB2PG, will be active as JW/LB2PG from Bear Island (EU-027) starting sometime in June, but plans to stay until November 2019. Activity will be on 80-20 meters using SSB with a FT-990 and 1KW amp into multi-band dipole antenna. QSL via LB2PG by the Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1415 May 27, 2019]

MD, ISLE OF MAN. Dave, WJ2O, will be active as MD/WJ2O between July 11-17th. Activity will include the IARU HF World Championship (July 13-14th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Mixed-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via N2ZN.
-[OPDX # 1419 June 24, 2019]

OJØ, MARKET REEF (Excerpts from a press release by Wayne, N7NG, dated July 1st). Just a reminder that the Market Reef 50th anniversary celebration (of its DXCC Status) is now happening as of July 6th, with multiple callsigns and an international team. There are twenty-one valid OJØ licenses. More than 50% are expected to be active during this year. If you work five of them (5) in 2019, a special award will be available. If you work ten (10) of them in 2019, you will qualify for a special award and a symbolic key to the lighthouse. Your log extract should be submitted to Pasi, OH3WS, the contact person between the Finnish Lighthouse Society (FLS) and the global ham fraternity. Look for the stations and operators in the coming weeks:
  OJØA  -- now until July 10th; Ops are CO8DM, DJ9ZB, E21EIC, E2ØNKB,
               SM3DY, OH2TA, OH2BH and OH3JR
  OJØB & OJØZ -- between July 10-13th; Ops are DJ9ZB, OH2PM, PB2T and OH3JR
  OJØC  -- between July 13-20th; Ops are OH1UBO, OH2FB, OH3UAF and OH3WS
  OJØDX -- between July 25-31st; Ops are DL3DXX, DJ4MF, DL5SE, SMØW and
                SAØLAT
  OJØO  -- between August 17-24th; Ops are DS4EIO, JH4RHF, JE6HIB, OG2M,
                OH3JR and W5XU
PLEASE NOTE: OJØAW and OJØW were on earlier in 2019. Additionally, the host operators will fill some slots and several odd band/modes;  OJØW (OH3WS), OJØJR (OH3JR), OJØBH (OH2BH) and OJØMR (OG2M).
The activations above will make eleven (11) OJØ callsigns to hunt.
Thank you for being part of the OJØ 50-Year celebration.
-[OPDX # 1421 July 8, 2019]

P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will be active as P44W from Aruba (SA-036) between July 11-16th. Activity will be mainly in the IARU HF Championship (July 13-14th) on 160-10 meters using primarily CW. Operations outside of the contest are usually on 160/80m and 30/17/12 meters as time permits. Watch 160m on the hour and 80m on the half hour. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2MM, Bureau cards are no longer accepted. Logs will be loaded on LoTW upon his return to the USA.
-[OPDX # 1419 June 24, 2019]

PJ2, CURACAO (Update). Look for the Dave Kalter Youth DX Adventure to be active as PJ2Y from the PJ2T contest station on Curacao (SA-099) between July 14-18th. Operators will consist of three youths and team leaders. The leaders are Jim/AB8YK and Ron/N8VAR. Youth members are Bryant/KG5HVO, Audrey/KM4BUN and Jack/KM4ZIA. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB, FT8 and possibly on satellites. QSL via AB8YK direct. For more details, see:  http://www.qsl.net/n6jrl
-[OPDX # 1422 July 15, 2019]

SV/A, MOUNT ATHOS (Update to OPDX.1420). A couple of weeks ago OPDX was contacted by Kostas Stamatis, SV1DPI, and he updated/corrected details about Monk Iakovos, SV2RSG. He mentioned that Monk Iakovos does not have a license from the Holy Council to operate, so his QSOs are "NOT" good for DXCC. However, in the August QST (pages 65-67) there is an interesting article called "A Pilgrimage to Mount Athos" written by Peter Vekinis, LX1QF/KH6VP/SVØGV, where he states, "Monk Iakovos is currently the only one permitted to operator from Mount Athos.... Monk Iakovos is a SSB operator who wants to improve his CW knowledge.... he hopes to have a full Amateur Radio station set up by the end of 2019. He already has a donated IC-7300, small handheld transceiver, and a few other pieces of equipment. His biggest issue is that he has no power and needs to have a beam antenna and solar panels installed." OPDX has written to Kostas, SV1DPI, about the recent article and he stated that he cannot confirm whether Monk Iakovos has received a license from the Holy Council to operate. He did say that since Peter, KH6VP, is Greek, he also and possibly has better info. Kostas suggested to contact the DXCC to see if they are now accepting SV2RSG QSLs for Mount Athos. OPDX has sent an E-mail to ARRL Field Services and Radiosport Manager Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, to see if the SV2RSG QSLs are good for Mount Athos, but we have not received a reply as of print time. All we can say WFWL (Work First Worry Later)...
  ADDED NOTE: Also in the August QST (pages 92-93) there is a excellent article written by Bernie McClenny, W3UR, called -- "Remembering Monk Apollo, SV2ASP/A, Mount Athos' First Ham". It contains details about the history of Monk Apollo, Mount Athos and how it got its DXCC status.
-[OPDX # 1422 July 15, 2019]

T33T BANABA ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. The following was posted on the Rebel DX Group Media pages on July 2nd, with several pictures [edited]: "Dom arrived safely in Japan today. He has several meetings scheduled over the next few days/week. Once back in Fiji and after a little more boat 'work’, then the Rebels will be off for Banaba and T33T. We love our newest Rebel (and our newest skull & crossbones pirate flag). And we still have an opening for an operator if one of you DXers is interested.... 73 for now!"
  ADDED NOTES. NO specific dates announced yet. It is recommended to watch T33T (Banaba Island) on the QRZ.com Web pages, the Rebel DX Groups Web and Facebook pages for updates:
    https://www.rebeldxgroup.com
    https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup
Also, keep an eye on 3Z9DX tracker at:
   http://tinyurl.com/yxsu2399
-[OPDX # 1421 July 8, 2019]

T6, AFGHANISTAN. Robert, S53R, will once again be in Kabul starting June 24th, and will be there for two years working with the UN World Food Program. Activity will be limited to his free time, but he plans to be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. His callsign is not known at this time, but he was active in 2002 from Afghanistan as YA5T. Since then, the prefix YA was abandoned in 2005.
-[OPDX # 1418 June 17, 2019]

TF, ICELAND (Satellite OP! WW Loc. HP95 IP15 IP25 IP03 HP03). Adam, KØFFY, will be on holiday with his family in Iceland between July 13-19th. He announced his tentative schedule to activate the following WW Loc. as follows: HP95 July 13th, IP13 & IP15 between July 14-15th, IP25 on July 16th, IP03 or HP93 between July 17-18th, and HP94 on July 19th. There was no announcements of him getting a TF callsign, but watch Twitter for updates: https://twitter.com/K0FFY_Radio
-[OPDX # 1414 May 13, 2019]

V4, ST. KITTS. John, W5JON, will once again be active as V47JA from his vacation home at Calypso Bay, located 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, beginning July 20th until August 11th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (incl. 60m) using SSB and FT8, with emphasis on 6m FT8. Equipment is a Yaesu FT-1000MP MkV, FT-857D and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. Antennas: Mosley Mini32A beam, a 33 ft. 40-10m Vertical, 35 ft. 40/80m Top Loaded Vertical, 20m dipole, 160m base load vertical and a 6m 5 element Yagi. ALL QSLs go to W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.
-[OPDX # 1416 June 3, 2019]

VP9, BERMUDA. Operators Steve/KU9C and Steve/KL7SB will be operating from the fantastic QTH of Ed, VP9GE, beginning Sunday, July 7th, through Monday, July 15th. Callsigns will be KU9C/VP9 (via KU9C), KL7SB/VP9 (via N4GNR) and VP9HQ (RSB Headquarters station) during the IARU HF Championship (QSLs via KU9C).
-[OPDX # 1420 July 1, 2019]

W, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Members of the USS Hornet Amateur Radio Club [HARC], NB6GC, will be on the air this month celebrating the 50th anniversary of the recovery of the Apollo 11 Astronauts by the USS Hornet on July 24, 1969. They will be providing a special QSL card to all stations that work them during the month of July. They will be specifically on the air during July 20th and 21st, when the USS Hornet museum is celebrating, and they will also be on the air on July 24th the actual date of the recovery as well. They will probably be on the air other dates during the month, but these dates are not yet known as they will be open for visitors who request a tour of the radio room and wish to operate. Listen for them, work them and help them commemorate this historic event! You can get more information about their club and its events either on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/NB6GC), or on their Web site at:
   http://www.hornet-arc.us
-[OPDX # 1422 July 15, 2019]

W, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Look for special event station WB4ICJ to be active from within the John F. Kennedy Space Center between July 14-20th. Activity is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in 1969. Operations will be on 80/40/20 meters using SSB and FT8. For more details, see:  http://www.wb4icj.com
-[OPDX # 1421 July 8, 2019]

XV, VIETNAM. Sven, HB9DXB, will be active as XV9DXB from his second home in Vietnam starting around July 20th, for 2-3 weeks. Activity is usually on 80/40/20/10 meters using CW and SSB, but reports state to look for him on 7019 and 14019 kHz CW. QSL via HB9DXB direct or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1422 July 15, 2019]

XV, VIETNAM. Sven, HB9DXB, will be active as XV9DXB from his second home in Vietnam starting around June 1st. Activity will be on 80/40/20/10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via HB9DXB direct or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1411 April 22, 2019] 

YJ, VANUATU (Update/Reminder). Geoff, ZL3GA, will once again be active as YJØGA from a new beachfront location in the North of Efate, Efate Island (OC-035), beginning July 21st until August 3rd. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using a FT-450D with 100 watts. Modes will be predominately CW and FT8 with some SSB as well. He will also have a CrankIR and an End Fed Half Wave vertical near the sea. He will be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via his home callsign, direct, ClubLog's OQRS (Bureau & direct) or LoTW (preferred). For more details, especially from his past operations (with pictures), see his QRZ.com page.
-[OPDX # 1422 July 15, 2019]

Z8, SOUTH SUDAN. Diya, YI1DZ, will be active as Z81D from Juba sometime after June 22nd. Activity will be limited to his spare time on 80-10 meters using SSB and various Digital modes. QSL via OM3JW.
-[OPDX # 1419 June 24, 2019] 

ZB, GIBRALTAR (Special Event). Members of the Gibraltar Amateur Radio Society (GARS) will activate ZB2IG19 between July 1-31st. Activation is to celebrate the XVIII International Island Games which is being held in Gibraltar between July 6-12th. Activity will be on various HF bands, 6 meters, and using CW, SSB, FT8, and FM on the satellites. QSL info on QRZ.com.
-[OPDX # 1418 June 17, 2019]

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Operators Mike/NA6MB (ZF2NA) and YL Gayle/K6GO (ZF2GO) will once again be active from Grand Cayman Island, near Bodden Town, between July 8-19th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters. They were expected to be active during the IARU HF World Championship Contest (July 13-14th) as ZF1A from the CARS HQ station. QSL ZF2GO and ZF2NA via K6GO. QSL ZF1A via K6AM.
-[OPDX # 1422 July 15, 2019]



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9G, GHANA (Update). Last week we mentioned that Matt, IZ4YGS, is active as 9G5GS from Sanzule, West Takoradi (Western Region), Ghana. Matt informed OPDX of the following [edited]: "I'm travelling to Ghana almost every month for work reasons and it will be so throughout 2019. I'd like to be on-air from 80-6m, but it will take some time to be operational on all bands. I'll start with an FT-891 and wire antennas, SSB and FT8, mainly in the evening after work. Ham radio won't be my main activity in Ghana, but I'll do my best to let everybody have fun." QSL via IZ4YGS, direct or eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1395 December 24, 2018]