Eastern Iowa DX Association

The Eastern Iowa DX Association is a DXing and contesting club headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Detailed club information is on the "About EIDXA" page.

EIDXA News     (Updated August 23, 2016)

EIDXA Meeting Minutes:
The minutes for the EIDXA meeting of July 29, 2016 are now available on the "Meetings" page.

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EIDXA Picnic:
The EIDXA Club picnic is scheduled for September 24 at the NRØX superstation QTH just north of Martelle. The gathering begins anytime after 3:00 PM, and WØAWL will be doing brats about 5:00 PM. Please bring a hot dish to share, your own table service and beverages. Jerry, WWØE will most likely have some nice door prizes!

Next EIDXA meeting:
  The next EIDXA meeting is scheduled for October 14, 2016 in Linn Hall room 1142. This is the same room where we held our July meeting.
  After our normal business meeting, Dale Svetanoff - WA9ENA will present a program on "Lightning Protection and Station Grounding for Amateur Radio".
  For complete details, please visit the "Meetings" page.

July 2016 Eastern Iowa DXer
The July 2016 edition of the Eastern Iowa DXer has been posted! Jerry, WWØE, has produced another not-to-be-missed edition, loaded with some great humor, a profile of a "new" member, and recent accomplishments of several other club members. (I say "new" member in quotes because this is a charter member who has just rejoined the club!) The PDF is available for download on the "Newsletter" page.

DX News      (Updated August 24, 2016)

DX News items, unless otherwise noted, are courtesy of:
  The Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin (OPDX)
  Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, Editor (kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org)
  For subscription info, please see http://hamnet.org/mailman/listinfo/opdx

A5, BHUTAN. Operators Tatsuo/JA3ARJ, Kumio/JH3LSS, Ryo/JH7EQW and Junichi/JH3AEF will be active as A52ARJ, A52LSS, A52EQW and A52AEF, respectively, from Dochula Resort, Bhutan, between August 22-27th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and possibly some Digital modes. QSL via A52ARJ via JA3ARJ; A52LSS via JH3LSS; A52EQW via JH7EQW and  A52AEF via JH3AEF.
-[OPDX # 1279 August 22, 2016]

C9, MOZAMBIQUE. Johannes, PDØJBH, is now active as C91PA from Maputo until March of 2017. Activity has been mostly on 40/20 meters using SSB. Send an E-mail to <pd0jbh@gmail.com> for QSL details.
-[OPDX # 1277 August 8, 2016]

CY9C ST. PAUL ISLAND DXPEDITION (Update). CY9C operation is now active as of late August 18th, and should be active until August 29th. Murray, WA4DAN, has been providing updates and reported on Saturday morning:   "Three tons of gear were successfully transported to the St. Paul team on Friday. This was accomplished using two boats and seven helicopter runs to the island. Another boat is scheduled to transport additional gear this afternoon. At least two helicopter runs are scheduled later this morning.
  We hope to have both islands fully supplied by late afternoon/early evening on Saturday. The Northeast Island team is essentially supplied while the Atlantic Cove team still needs essential gear.
  We hope to have both sites fully operational by Saturday evening. Weather is marginal today so we will have to wait to hear from the boat captain and the helicopter crew.
  All team members are on St. Paul except for WA4DAN who is assisting with the helicopter and boat logistics. The helicopter is stationed on the Northeast Island for the duration of the DXpedition. The team expresses it's gratitude to the tireless efforts of the helicopter and boat crews in this massive effort. More updates will be issued as needed."
  OPDX has been posting the updates on the NODXA FaceBook page at:
  Dxpedition contacts logged will be posted LIVE on the website for those who desire to check if they are in the log. Also QSL information has been posted on the website.  <http://www.CY9Dxpedition.com>
-[OPDX # 1279 August 22, 2016]

DL3Ø, GERMANY (Special Event). Members of the European DX Foundation are activating the special event callsign, DL3ØEUDXF, to celebrates their 30th anniversary through December 31st. QSL via DJ6SI. For more details, see: http://www.eudxf.de
-[OPDX # 1274 July 18, 2016]

HAMVENTION (More Details in a Video!). Tim Duffy, K3LR, from DX Engineering, recently visited (on August 11th) the new site/venue for the 2017 HamVention at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Xenia, Ohio. In a YouTube video, Tim interviews Michael Kalter, W8CI - Treasurer of the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) as well as taking video and pictures of fairgrounds. The purpose of the video is to show everyone what this new site/venue has to offer and provide to hams for this special event as well as all the hard work and planning that goes on to make it happen. Take a look at the video and see what is coming for the 2017 HamVention at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXXl18G0QA0
-[OPDX # 1279 August 22, 2016]

J6, ST. LUCIA. Bill, K9HZ, will once again active as J68HZ from his villa at Labrelotte Bay, Castries, St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA L-1336) between August 26th and September 11th. Activity is usually on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He states, "Will try to fill some band-mode slots for WAS and DXCC. Particularly looking for AK and MT in the USA to complete 8BWAS." His equipment will consist of an Elecraft K3, a 3 element beam for 20-6 meters and wire antennas for 160-30 meters. QSL via his home callsign. He does use the LoTW, ClubLog and eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1279 August 22, 2016]

JD1, MINAMI TORISHIMA. Take, JG8NQJ, is once again active as JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island in the Minami Torishima (OC-073, JCG 10007) group for the next couple of months. He is usually there to work on the island's weather station. Activity will be limited to his spare time. He will be mainly on 17 meters but also on 20/15/12/10/6 meters CW. QSL via JA8CJY or by the Bureau via JG8NQJ.
-[OPDX # 1275 July 25, 2016]

KHØ, MARIANA ISLANDS. Sugi, JI3KDH, is now active as KHØ/W5SEA from Saipan
(OC-086) until August 23rd. Activity has been mainly on 17 meters CW, but
also watch 30 and 20 meters. QSL via LoTW or eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1279 August 22, 2016]

TF, ICELAND. Volker, DF1HC, is now active as TF/DF1HC from Iceland. The length of his stay is unknown at this time. Activity has been mostly on 30 meters CW. QSL via his home callsign.
-[OPDX # 1279 August 22, 2016]

TX2, FRENCH POLYNESIA (Reminder/Update) Prior to his VP6AH Pitcairn Island DXpedition (see OPDX.1241), Ulli, DL2AH, is now active as TX2AH from Mangareva/Gambier Islands until August 28th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes, 100w + Triple Leg or Windom antennas. QSL via his home callsign direct only.
-[OPDX # 1279 August 22, 2016]

TZ, MALI. Laurent, F5IXR, will once again be active as TZ5XR from Kidal between August 1st and February 2017. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via F5MXH or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1275 August 1, 2016]

YJ, VANUATU (Reminder). By the time you read this,  Tom, KCØW, should be active as YJØCOW until September 21st. Activity will be on various HF bands using only CW. QSL direct via his home callsign.
-[OPDX # 1279 August 22, 2016]

YXØ, AVES ISLAND (Update: This expedition has been put on hold until further notice.) (Edited for brevity). A team of 14 operators will depart on August 27th and operate as YXØV for 7-10 days. The team is planning to be active between August 28th and September 5th. Activity will be on all bands (HF/VHF) and modes (CW, SSB, the Digital modes, FM and Satellites). (YVØ is currently #18 most-wanted worldwide.)
  At the moment there is only one power plant working in YVØ, so there are periods of black outs mostly during the night. The team is purchasing a new generator capable of running a few stations, so there might be times that not all stations will be on the air.
For more details and updates on the YXØV DXpedition, see:
  YXØV Web site: http://yx0v.com
  Twitter: https://twitter.com/yx0v2016
  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yx0v2016
QSL via Steve, W4DTA.
-[OPDX # 1279 August 22, 2016]

ZA, ALBANIA. Nicola, IU7GSN, will be active as ZA3/IU7GSN from Sarande (WW Loc. KM09au) between August 9-23rd. Activity will be on various HF bands using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL direct to IU7GSN.
-[OPDX # 1277 August 8, 2016]

Older Items

BS7, SCARBOROUGH REEF. As we mentioned last year in May, some BY operators are planning to activate Scarborough Reef (BS7H) in 2016. Something interesting  popped-up on the DX Engineering Web page (under Tech Info & News) on April 4th. Read the article "DX Engineering Supports the BS7 Scarborough Reef DXpedition" at:
DX Engineering.
-[OPDX # 1261 April 11, 2016]

P5, NORTH KOREA. Earlier in the week Dom, 3Z9DX, has received confirmation from the North Korean government to make a return trip to P5 and operate amateur radio with equipment for up to 5 days. The dates of activity are not yet known, but he will receive a very short notice. When Dom receives the short notice, he will have just a few days beforehand to gather his luggage and radio equipment for his stay in P5 land. Dom was told that this would be a single band SSB only operation (possibly on 20/15/10m). ADDED NOTE: Also, read the article on the ARRL Web page at:
-[OPDX # 1270 June 20, 2016]