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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 March 20, 2020)

EIDXA April 2020 Meeting
The April meeting is on hold indefinitely due to Covid 19 virus concerns. When this crisis is resolved, we will resume meetings. Stay tuned!

We normally meet quarterly in January, April, July and October on a Friday evening. Our normal meeting location is the Hall Perrine Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. A program of interest follows the business meeting. Complete details, including an aerial photo map, may be found on the "Meetings" page.

Note: The presentation by Al, KØVM from the October 2019 meeting is available for download on the "Meetings" page.

April 2020 Eastern Iowa DXer
The April 2020 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!

Membership roster updated on February 8, 2020
The membership roster has been updated. Thanks to Mike, NA9Q, for updating the list! You can find the list on the "Members" page.

Buy-Sell-Trade Listings  -  Updated 03/19/2020!
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 March 22, 2020)

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.

3B8, MAURITIUS. Nigel, G3TXF, will once again be active as 3B8XF from Mauritius (AF-049) during the 2020 Commonwealth Contest (BERU) [March 14-15th]. This is Nigel's 14th DX-trip made specifically to take part in the RSGB's Commonwealth Contest, and the 4th time from Mauritius. He will be active until March 27th and will operate mostly on 80m/160m after the BERU Contest. QSL via G3TXF or ClubLog's OQRS (for both Bureau and direct QSLs). DO NOT SEND QSLS THROUGH THE BUREAU. For more details and possible updates, see:
   http://www.g3txf.com/dxtrip/3B8XF-2020/3B8-Mar-20.html
-[OPDX # 1455 March 9, 2020]

3W, VIETNAM. Sven, HB9DXB, will once again be active as XV9DXB from his second home in Nha Trang starting March 10th, possibly for a few weeks (no date was mentioned). Look for activity possibly in contests, and usually on 80/40/20/10 meters (mostly on 20m) using CW and SSB. QSL via EB7DX direct or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1454 March 2, 2020]

3YØI BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (and PACIFIC TOUR). The Rebel DX Group (RDXG) team reports/posted the following (https://bouvetoya.org/) on March 11th [edited]: A bunch of fresh news from the 3YØI - Bouvet Island camp. Although we're still $25k short of our required budget, we arrange and follow things up according to our plans. A have already paid down-payment for our vessel. We also analyzed all conclusions collected during the 1st attempt. We have already verified, prepared and stored our expedition and radio gear. Actually, we're just waiting for the coming Southern hemisphere's summer to "set sails" again.
  Our 2nd attempt to "conquer" the remotest island in the world - Bouvet Island - will take place by end of 2020.
  We strongly encourage to support our project via our GoFundMe page at (https://www.gofundme.com/f/3y0i-bouvet-island-expedition). The website constantly updates and displays names and callsigns of each donor who decide to back up our plans.
  We are very, very thankful for all donations sent by all of our current supporters!
  As announced before, we're up to our next project and about to leave for the Pacific IOTA tour by end of March. As a local tropical cyclone season withdraws, once arrived at Fiji we will check our Rebel's catamaran and prepare it for a long 1 month+ oceanic voyage. Expect the launch of the T33T Banaba and T22T Tuvalu project by late April/beginning of May 2020.
  We welcome our new gear supporter - The Adjustiwave Antennas. Their antennas' sector is simplicity and durability and we're going to use their verticals as additional and backup aerials during our Pacific tour.
Take a look at their website to learn more about these self-erected vertical multibanders:  https://adjustiwave.com
  73 and fingers crossed!
  The RDXG Team
For more details and updates on the Bouvet Island DXpedition, watch the following Web page and Media sites at: 
   This is the main site where you can find more details on the project and news:
       https://bouvetoya.org
   Facebook:        https://www.facebook.com/bouvetoya.org
   Twitter:           https://twitter.com/Bouvetoyaorg
   Rebel DX Group:  https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup
-[OPDX # 1456 March 16, 2020]

4S, SIR LANKA. Peter, DCØKK, will once again be active as 4S7KKG from Moragalla, Sri Lanka (AS-003, WLOTA 0762) until March 30th. He states that he preferably likes to be active on the Digital modes and CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct and by the Bureau. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog.
-[OPDX # 1447 January 13, 2020]

5H, TANZANIA (Reminder/Other Update). Chas, NK8O/VE3ISD, will once again be active as 5H3DX from Zinga, Tanzania, sometime between February 23rd and March 23rd. Activity will be from the pediatric hospital at Zinga. He will be joined by his brother-in-law, Fred, to enhance their station's operation. Fred, N8AX, will be issued the callsign, 5H3AX, if all goes according to plan. Usual operations will be holiday style. Power output will be the legal limit for Tanzania at 100w and the primary antenna should be a Hexbeam configured for 40-6 meters, including the WARC bands and phased verticals for 40/30/20 meters. Operations will be primarily CW, with PSK31, FT8 and possibly SSB and 60m. He states that he will use a simple wire antenna and his KX3 with a KXPA100 amp. See QSL info on QRZ.com. Also, QSL via LoTW and eQSL. NO Bureau. Watch QRZ.com for updates.
-[OPDX # 1452 February 17, 2020]

5Z, KENYA. Scott, WA5A, is once again active as 5Z4/WA5A from Ruaka until late March. Activity will be holiday style on 40/20/15 meters (possibly 160/80m) using mainly SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
-[OPDX # 1450 February 3, 2020]

6O, SOMALIA. Janusz, AK4JK (aka 5HØJK, SP7GWF, ST/ZS5ADU, T6EU, V6JBVS, ZS5ADU), announced that he is now active as 6OØ/AK4JK from Somalia. The length of his stay is not known. Activity will be CW only every day at 1700 GMT on 14007 or 7007 kHz. QSL via his home callsign direct. NO IRCs.
-[OPDX # 1456 March 16, 2020]

6O, SOMALIA. Ali, EP3CQ, will once again be active as 6O1OO from February 25th until March 25th. Activity will be limited to his spare time because he works for the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in Mogadishu. Operations are on 160/80/40/30/20/17/15/10/6 meters (mostly on 40/20 meters FT8) using CW, SSB and FT8. The 6O1OO station, currently is the only active and licensed Amateur Radio Station in Somalia. Ali informs OPDX that he posts updates on his QRZ.com page and is looking for some equipment donations. He posted the following on his QRZ.com page: "Due to the harsh weather conditions super (hot, humid, windy and, salty) there is a necessity to change the equipment antennas, wires, UPS and defect RF units (due to overheat), I need and rely on your donations to keep the station running. Sponsors and equipment donors, please contact me (EP3CQ) directly."
  REMINDER: Effective as of February 11, 2019, the callsign, 6O1OO, has been accepted for DXCC credit. QSL direct to: Ali Solhjoo, Schnacken- burgstr. 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 # 1454 March 2, 2020]

6W, SENEGAL (Update/Reminder). Willy, ON4AVT, will once again be active as 6W7/ON4AVT beginning February 16th until March 27th. His main activity will be on 60/40/20/10 meters using mostly FT8/FT4, with some CW and SSB, with a FT-891 with 100 watts into a HyEndFed antenna. QSL via the Bureau. For more details and updates, watch:  https://www.on4avt.be/trip_to_senegal.htm
-[OPDX # 1452 February 17, 2020]

8P, BARBADOS. Richard "Dick", G3RWL, will once again be active as 8P6DR from Barbados  (NA-021) beginning March 8th until April 9th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW and some RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau using ClubLog's OQRS. See QRZ.com for more QSL info.
-[OPDX # 1447 January 13, 2020]

9G, GHANA. Alan, G3XAQ, will once again be active as 9G5XA from Accra. His length of stay is unknown at this time. Activity will be CW only on 160-10 meters and during the 2020 Commonwealth Contest (BERU) [March 14-15th]. QSL via G3SWH. The log will be uploaded to G3SWH's Web site upon Alan's return at:  http://www.g3swh.org.uk
-[OPDX # 1455 March 9, 2020]

A3, TONGA. Masa, JAØRQV, will once again be active as A35JP from Tongatapu Island (OC-049) beginning November 24th, 2019 until November 2020. He states, "This time, I will be stationed there as a resident supervisor of the international corporation project." Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. Equipment is an IC-7300 w/100W into a Vertical antenna. QSL via LoTW and ClubLog's OQRS, or direct w/2 USDs or by the Bureau via his home callsign JAØRQV. He states, "If you need paper QSL, please be patient to receive it because I will be able to issue paper QSL after I return to Japan in November 2020. Please do not send SASE to my home address." He also mentions, "During the period, if possible, I will try to activate some outer islands again such as Niuatoputapu (OC-191), Niuafo'ou (OC-123), Vava'u (OC-064) and Ha'apai (OC-169). Details will be announced once decided."
-[OPDX # 1437 October 28, 2019]

A4, OMAN. A group of operators from Sultanate of Oman will be active as A42K from Muscat during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1450 February 3, 2020]

BV, TAIWAN. Members of the Amateur Radio Taipei (ART) will be active from Taoyuan as BPØP during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are: Tang/BM2AAV, Eddie/BV2DD, Evan/BV2KS and Jie/BV3UB. QSL via BPØP. QSL also OK via ART QSL Service.
-[OPDX # 1449 January 27, 2020]

BV, TAIWAN (Special Event). Look for special event station BV12ØSU to be active until August 4th. Activity is to celebrates the 120th anniversary of Soochow University in Taiwan. Operations will be on various HF bands and modes (FT8 was mentioned). QSL via BU2EQ or eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1454 March 2, 2020]

CEØY, EASTER ISLAND (CANCELLED). Mike, VE7ACN, will be active as CEØY/VE7ACN from Easter Island between March 19-30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (possibly 160m) using CW and SSB. QSL via VE7ACNClubLog's OQRS (preferred) or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1456 March 16, 2020]

CO, CUBA. Members of the SMP DX Club (Sam Miguel del Padrón), in a region of Havana, plan to be on the air for the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th). The operators also plan to be active between March 25-30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters usings CW, SSB, FT8/FT4 and RTTY. Operators mentioned are Amed/CO2AME/WØBHK (Team Leader), CO2EAP, Danilo/CM2DOY, Dayron/CL2DPC, CL2ARZ, CL2SSS, CL2ETT, CL2PUP and Alejandro/CL2CAS. QSL via CO2AME.
-[OPDX # 1456 March 16, 2020]

CP, BOLIVIA (CANCELLED). After the Russian Robinson Club's (RRC) activities as XR8RRC from Wellington Island (SA-032), look for the operators to be active as CP6/R7AL, CP6/RW9JZ, CP6/RK8A & CP6/RZ3K from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, beginning March 25 until April 6. Activity will be on various HF bands (depends on propagation) using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS (strictly preferable!), or direct via EU7A. For more details and updates, see:  https://rv6ali.wixsite.com/bolivia2020
-[OPDX # 1456 March 16, 2020]

D4, CAPE VERDE. Massimo "Max", IZ4DPV, is now active as D4F from Sao Vicente Island (AF-086) until March 31st. Activity has been on the lower bands using SSB and in the Russian DX Contest this past weekend. Look for him in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th). QSL via his home callsign.
-[OPDX # 1457 March 23, 2020]

DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of February 27th. The list contains 340 entities. The following are the top 26 entities:
   1. P5 DPRK (North Korea)       14. KH4 Midway Island
   2. 3Y/B Bouvet Island          15. ZS8 Prince Edward & Marion Islands
   3. FT5/W Crozet Island         16. VP8O South Orkney Islands
   4. BS7H Scarborough Reef       17. PYØS Saint Peter and Paul Rocks
   5. CEØX San Felix Islands      18. PYØT Trindade & Martim Vaz Islands
   6. BV9P Pratas Island          19. KP5 Desecheo Island
   7. KH7K Kure Island            20. SV/A Mount Athos
   8. KH3 Johnston Island         21. VP8S South Sandwich Islands
   9. 3Y/P Peter 1 Island         22. EZ Turkmenistan
  10. FT5/X Kerguelen Island      23. KH5 Palmyra & Jarvis Islands
  11. FT/G Glorioso Island        24. JD/M Minami Torishima
  12. VKØM Macquarie Island       25. YK Syria
  13. YVØ Aves Island             26. ZL9 New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands

The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list (340) is available at:
   https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php
-[OPDX # 1454 March 2, 2020]

DXPEDITIONS (Cancellations). Over the last few weeks there has been many present and upcoming cancellations of DXpeditions due to the coronavirus or travel restrictions caused by it. Many of the DXpedition have postponed, rescheduled for later in the year or planned to be active next year in 2021. The current list of cancellations is as follows (as of print time):
3B8XF       Mauritius (cut short)    T3ØET       West Kiribati
4V5H        Haiti                    T88HS       Palau
9A1A        Croatia                  T88SM       Palau
9K2F        Failaka Island (AS-118)  T88UW       Palau
CEØY/VE7ACN Easter Island            TG9BBV      Guatemala
CP6/R7AL    Bolivia                  TO7BP       Martinique
CP6/RW9JZ   Bolivia                  TU2R        Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
CP6/RK8A    Bolivia                  V62P        Polap Atoll (OC-155), Micronesia
CP6/RZ3K    Bolivia                  V62S        Satawal Atoll (OC-299), Micronesia
CQ3W        Madeira Island           VP2V/KB9DPF British Virgin Islands
CT9/DF7EE   Madeira Island           VP2V/KØNR   British Virgin Islands
D4C         Cape Verde               VP5/AF3K    Turks and Caicos Islands
DU2/SP5APW  Calayan Island (OC-092)  VP5/W2TT    Turks and Caicos Islands
FK/C        Chesterfield Island      VP5P        Turks and Caicos Islands
HSØZME      (cut short)              W8S         Swains Island
JW/DF3TS    Svalbard                 XR8RRC/p    Riesco Island (SA-091)
JW/DC8TM    Svalbard                 XW4XR       Laos
KH7M        Hawaii                   ZA/HG2DX    Albania
NH7A        Hawaii                   ZC4MK       U.K. Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus
PJ2/DK5ON   Curacao                  ZD7VJ       St. Helena Island
PJ7AA       Sint Maarten (cut short) ZF2PG       Cayman Islands
PZ5G        Papegaaien Island (NA-092)
-[OPDX # 1457 March 23, 2020]

ET, ETHIOPIA. Ken, K4ZW, will be active as ET3AA again from Ethiopia starting March 27th for a week; if all the flights are maintained at the present...
-[OPDX # 1457 March 23, 2020]

FM, MARTINIQUE (CANCELLED). Miguel, EA1BP, will be active as TO7BP from Martinique during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th, 2020). Outside of contest Miguel will be signing FM/EA1BP and will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign by the Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1445 December 23, 2019]

FM, MARTINIQUE. Miguel, EA1BP/TO7BP, had to cancel his trip to Martinique because of COVID-19. Instead, Laurent, FM5BH, will replace him in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via W3HNK or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1457 March 23, 2020]

GD, ISLE OF MAN. Operators Billy/GM6DX, Iain/GM5YTT and Stevie/GM2TT will be active as GTØSP from the Scarlett Point Tower on the Isle of Man (EU-115) between March 27-30th. Activity will include the CQWW WPX DX SSB Contest (March 28-29th). QSL via LoTW. View the Scarlett Point Tower Camera(s) at:  http://scarlett.no-ip.org:8081/live/index.html?Language=0
-[OPDX # 1456 March 16, 2020]

GD, ISLE OF MAN. Gordon, MMØGOR, will be active as MD1E from the Isle of Man (EU-116) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) possibly as a Single-Op or Multi-Op/All-Band or Single-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via MØOXO's OQRS.
-[OPDX # 1433 September 30, 2019]

GM, SCOTLAND. Members of the Scarlett Point Club (GTØSP) from the Isle of Man are now active from Scotland (EU-005, WW Loc. IO77DT, WAB NG88) using the callsign GSØSP. The length of their stay is unknown at this time. QSL via LoTW ONLY.
-[OPDX # 1457 March 23, 2020]

H44, SOLOMON ISLANDS (Reminder/Update). Bernhard, DL2GAC, will once again be active as H44MS from Malaita Island (OC-047), Solomon Islands, beginning February 5th until April 20th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using SSB and possibly FT8. QSL via DL2GAC, direct or via ClubLog's OQRS. Possibly LoTW in the future.
-[OPDX # 1450 February 3, 2020]

HR, HONDURAS. Gerard, F2JD, will once again be active as HR5/F2JD from Copan-Ruinas in Honduras beginning December 12th until April 4th. As usual he will be active on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Paper QSL from F6AJA direct  or via the REF Bureau. The logs will be posted on the LNDX Web site at:  http://LesNouvellesDX.fr/voirlogs.php
-[OPDX # 1442 December 2, 2019]

HS, THAILAND (Cut Short). Lars, SM6NT, will once again be active as HSØZME from Hua Hin beginning November 12th until April 6th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1434 October 7, 2019]

KH6, HAWAII (CANCELLED). Jim, N6TJ, will once again be active as KH7M (the Pu'u O'o Radio Club callsign/station) from Volcano during the CQWW WPX SSB (March 28-29th) and CQWW WPX CW Contests (May 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entries. QSL via KH6ZM (USA/Canada) or to IØMWI (the rest of the world).
-[OPDX # 1454 March 2, 2020]

KH6, HAWAII (CANCELLED). Operators Albert/NH7A/F5VHJ, will be active as NH7A from Keaau during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via F5VHJClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. REF Bureau cards go to F5VHJ. USA cards via WA6WPG.
-[OPDX # 1446 January 6, 2020]

LX, LUXEMBOURG. A group of operators will be active as LX2ØI from Eschdorf (WW Loc. JN29XV) during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Multi-Op entry. The special callsign is for the 20th anniversary of the LX7I contest station. QSL via LX2A. In celebration, they will issue a special LX2ØI Award for those who work them on as many Band/Mode slots in 2020. For more details, see:  http://lx7i.com/lx20i
-[OPDX # 1456 March 16, 2020]

PJ2, CURACAO (Update/Postponed). Andy, DK5ON, who was expected to be active again as PJ2/DK5ON from Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) between March 15-31st, has announced the following on QRZ.com: Because of the Coronavirus, the airport in Curacao was blocked for incoming flights from Europe. The expedition is canceled and will be postponed to March 2021."
-[OPDX # 1456 March 16, 2020]

PJ2, CURACAO. Andy, DK5ON, will once again be active as PJ2/DK5ON from Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) between March 15-31st. Activity will be on 80-6 meters including the 60/17/12-meter bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY/FT8/FT4). QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. NO eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1453 February 24, 2020]

PY, BRAZIL. Members of the Serra Lopo DX Team will once again be active as ZZ4A during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Multi-Single entry. Possible operators are Fabio/PY2RMZ, Marcio/PU4MDO, Eger/PY2EX, Sandro/PY2SR and Tony/PY2DX (OA4DX). QSL via PY2RMZ.
-[OPDX # 1457 March 23, 2020]

PYØF, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Philippe, PT2FM, will be active as PYØF from Fernando de Noronha Island (SA-003) during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via PY7RP. For more info about the station, see:  https://py0f.wordpress.com
-[OPDX # 1456 March 16, 2020]

S5, SLOVENIA (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club Cerkno will activate special event callsign S5ØØE throughout 2020. Activity is to mark half a million QSOs made from the S5ØE (WW Loc. JN76AD) station. A special QSL will confirm each contact via the Bureau in early 2021. The Log will be uploaded to the ARRL LoTW and ClubLog on a regular basis. For those who want to send QSL cards direct, please request a QSL via ClubLog's OQRS (preferred) or send SASE with 3 USDs or equivalent in EUR to cover return postage for their QSL Manager Miran Voncina (S5ØO), Cvetkova 35, 5282 Cerkno, Slovenija. Cards with insufficient postage or no return envelope will be returned via the QSL Bureau. Special S5ØØE T-shirt will be awarded to a station with the highest number of QSOs (band/mode) from each continent and Slovenija. For more information and updates, please visit the Radio Club Cerkno S5ØE Web site at:  http://www.s50e.si
-[OPDX # 1455 March 9, 2020]

S7, SEYCHELLES. Nick, G7EQM, is now active as S79EQM from Praslin Island (AF-024), Seychelles, until March 29th. Activity will be holiday style on 20 meters using SSB and FT8, with an FT-891 into Quarter Wave Vertical. QSL via eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1456 March 16, 2020]

SU, EGYPT. Thomas, DL2RMC, is now active as SU9TH from Egypt. The length of his stay is unknown at this time. Activity has been mainly on 20/15 meters FT8. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1456 March 16, 2020]

T3Ø, WESTERN KIRIBATI (CANCELLED). Alex, 5B4ALX, will be active as T3ØET from Tarawa Atoll (OC-017) from March 18th until April 7th (not April 2nd). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, FT8/FT4 and RTTY. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. For more details and updates, see:  http://www.5b4alx.cloud/t30et-tarawa-atoll-2020
-[OPDX # 1452 February 17, 2020]

T8 PALAU. Yoshiaki, JR3QFB, will once again be active as T88JH from Koror Island (OC-009) beginning March 27-31st until September 17-28th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK, JT65 and FT8/FT4. He also plans to be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th). QSL T88JH via JR3QFB, direct, by the Bureau (JA only), eQSL, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.
-[OPDX # 1448 January 20, 2020]

TA, TURKEY. Tev, TA1HZ, will be active as TC4PLH and operating from the historical Patara Lighthouse area (home to the oldest lighthouse unearthed) during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1454 March 2, 2020]

TL, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC. Fernando, EA4BB (aka 9Q6BB), will be active as TL8BB (pending) from Bangui sometime after February 16th, possibly for a few months. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via W3HNK or ClubLog's OQRS.
-[OPDX # 1451 February 10, 2020]

TT, CHAD (160m). Nicolas, F8FQX (ex-TJ3SN, TN5SN, 5T5SN, TY2CA), who has been in N'Djamena since December and plans to be there for the next 3-4 years, will be on various HF bands and 6 meters signing TT8SN. This past weekend there were reports that Nicolas was on 160 meters using FT8 and CW. Watch between 1836-1840 kHz starting as early as 1815z and as late as 0545z. QSL via DL9USA and LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1450 February 3, 2020]

TU, CÔTE D'IVOIRE (Postponed). The TU2R Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) DXpedition between March 23rd and April 3rd, has been postponed. The following was posted March 14th: "Nine days before leaving for Côte d'Ivoire, the TU2R Team members have decided to postpone the expedition to a later date in 2020. Due to the current pandemic situation, we took the decision in the interest of health and safety. We will keep you informed of our new plans. Thank you for your understanding....
73 TU2R team" For more details and updates, watch:  https://tu2r.wordpress.com
-[OPDX # 1456 March 16, 2020]

UA, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the Russian Robinson Club are active with the special event callsign R2ØØANT until March 31st. Activity is to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the Antarctica. QSL via RZ3EC. Aso, a special "Antarctica 200 award" is available. Complete details are available on QRZ.com and at: https://antarctica200.hamlog.ru
-[OPDX # 1446 January 6, 2020]

V3, BELIZE (Reminder). Iain, G4SGX, will once again be active as V31GX from Ambergris Caye (NA-073) sometime in March. Activity will be holiday style on 160-6 meters using mainly CW, and possibly some Digital modes (FT8). Iain will also participate in the Commonwealth Contest (Beru) [March 14-15th]. Also, he will be very active on 160m after the contest. He will run 100 watts into 1/4 verticals over seawater and inverted-L over seawater for 80m. QSL via his home callsignClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1454 March 2, 2020]

VK9N, NORFOLK ISLAND (Reminder). Janusz, SP9FIH, will be active as VK9NK from Norfolk Island (OC-005) beginning January 12th until April 12th. He states, " It is my tribute to Jim Smith, VK9NS, who lived and operated from there for years. According to  last internet poll VK9N is 85th most wanted entity." Activity will be on 160-10 meters using SSB, RTTY and FT8. Suggested frequencies are:
  SSB  - 7095, 14195, 18140, 21195, 24940 and 28420 kHz
  RTTY - 1845, 3569, 7045, 10145, 14095, 18095, 21095, 24920 and 28095 kHz
  FT8 (F/H) - 1845 (1908 JA), 3569, 7045, 10145, 14095, 18095, 21095,
         24920 and 28095 kHz
Equipment will be an IC-7200 and Expert 1.3K-FA into a Spiderbeam and verticals. QSL via SP9FIH or ClubLog's OQRS. His Web page is now online with a needs band/mode survey at:  http://vk9nk.dxpeditions.org
-[OPDX # 1446 January 6, 2020]

VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (CANCELLED). Operators Bob/KØNR, YL Joyce/KØJJW and Denny/KB9DPF will be active as VP2V/KØNR, VP2V/KØJJW and VP2V/KB9DPF from British Virgin Islands later this month. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via their home callsigns or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1456 March 16, 2020]

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS (CANCELLED). Operators John/AF3K and Ross/W2TT will be active as VP5/AF3K and VP5/W2TT, respectively, from Providenciales Island (NA-002) from March 26th until April 2nd. Activity will include an entry in CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) signing as VP5P. QSL via N2OO.
-[OPDX # 1447 January 13, 2020]

VU4 ANDAMAN ISLANDS DXPEDITION NEWS (Postponed). The VU4R DXpedition (March 20-31st) has been postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.
-[OPDX # 1456 March 16, 2020]

YB, INDONESIA. Hans, YB2DX, will once again be active during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to his home callsign.
-[OPDX # 1456 March 16, 2020]

YI, IRAQ. The "DX-World.net" reports that Giorgio, IU5HWS, "will be in Iraq for 4-5 months starting in March. He's going there with the Italian Army Airborne Brigade." Activity will be on 40/20/10 meters (modes were not mentioned). Giorgio will sign as YI/IU5HWS and he plans to update his QRZ.com page with more details later.
-[OPDX # 1453 February 24, 2020]

YJ, VANUATU (Reminder). Chris, VK2NYA/VK2YUS, will once again be active as YJØCA from Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035), beginning March 22nd until April 1st. Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters (possibly 10m) SSB only. He also plans to be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via his home callsign direct.
-[OPDX # 1457 March 23, 2020]

YJ, VANUATU. Chris, VK2NYA/VK2YUS, will once again be active as YJØCA from Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035), beginning March 22nd until April 1st. Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters (possibly 10m) SSB only. He also plans to be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via his home callsign direct.
-[OPDX # 1454 March 2, 2020]

Z6, KOSOVO. Look for young operators from Turkey and Kosovo to be active as Z66Y from Prishtina during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned are Golkem/TA7AZC, Ahmet/Z63CAB and other Z6 young ops. QSL via LoTW or Z62FB.
-[OPDX # 1451 February 10, 2020]

ZC4, U. K. SOVEREIGN BASE AREAS ON CYPRUS (CANCELLED). Adrian, GØKOM, will be active as ZC4MK from Melanda Beach, Avdimou, SBA, Cyprus, from March 26th until April 1st. Activity will probably be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB, with an IC-7000 (on loan from Tony/G4LDL), portable hexbeam, and doublet wire antenna. He also plans to be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. ADDED NOTE: If you miss him on this trip, he plans to return in June/July, depending on the finances. For updates, watch his QRZ.com page.
-[OPDX # 1454 March 2, 2020]




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S7, SEYCHELLES. Ravi, VU2IIX, will be active as S79VU from Mahe Island starting September 30th, and will stay until the end of June 2021. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. Listen for his QSL instructions.
-[OPDX # 1432 September 23, 2019]

Z8, SOUTH SUDAN. Diya, YI1DZ, continues to be active as Z81D from Juba for at least another 6 months. Activity has been on 80-10 meters (possibly 60m) using SSB, FT8 and possibly FT4. QSL via OM3JW.
-[OPDX # 1445 December 23, 2019]