DX News – 1 October 2017

| September 29, 2017

Witek, SP9MRO and Danuta, SP9PX will be active as 9H3I and 9H3QQ respectively from Malta, IOTA reference EU-023, until 9 October. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on the 12 to 40m bands. QSL both call signs via SP9SX and Logbook of The World.

From 6 October, several amateurs will be active from Guantanamo Bay, NA-015. Henry, W2DZO will operate as KG4HH until the 9th, Jeff, KQ4LA as KG4LA until the 13th, Bill, W4WV as KG4WV until the 20th and Al, W6HGF as KG4HF until the 20th. QSL via their home call signs. KG4LA and KG4HF will upload their logs to Logbook of The World.

Look for Tina, HB0/DL5YL and Fred, HB0/DL5YM to be active from Liechtenstein until the 7th. They will operate mainly CW, with some SSB and RTT on the 160 to 6m bands. QSL via their home calls, direct or via the bureau.

The RI1F DXpedition team plan to be on the air from the never-before-activated Victoriya Island between the 1st and 7th, depending on weather and ice conditions. They will operate CW and SSB on all bands, including EME and satellite activity. QSL via Club Log’s OQRS, where you should search for RI1F/EU-190. Victoriya Island is a new one for IOTA, EU-190, but DXCC-wise is part of Franz Josef Land.

Oliver, DK7TX will be active as SV5/DK7TX from the Dodecanese islands of Kos, Kalymnos, Nisyros and Telendos, EU-001, between the 3rd and the 13th. QSL via his home call sign, direct or via the bureau.

A regular air service from Johannesburg to St Helena Island, AF-022, is due to start on the 14th and Bill, G0VDE hopes to be on the first commercial flight. He plans to be active as ZD7VDE for one week, and to operate SSB and some data modes. See www.sthelenadx.com for more information.

Category: GB2RS DX News