South Orkney 2020

After their successful VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition, the Perseverance DX Group is pleased to announce their intention to activate South Orkney Islands, currently Club Log #16 most wanted.

Planning has begun for an expedition in February/March 2020. A team of experienced DX and Contest operators will operate from Signy Island for up to 15 days. The process of obtaining landing permission is underway. The call sign will be announced at a later date. The team will sail from Punta Arenas, Chile aboard RV Braveheart. Seven operating positions are planned for 160-10 meters, SSB/CW/Digital.

The team includes: Dave K3EL, Les W2LK, Steve W1SRD, Ricardo PY2PT, Gene K5GS, Arliss W7XU, Heye DJ9RR, Laci HA0NAR, Mike WA6O, Vadym UT6UD, Walt N6XG and Rob N7QT.

Additional details will be released as they develop. Website: https://sorkney.com/ – QSL for MDXC members free

Please direct your questions to: info@sorkney.com

73, South Orkney 2020 Team


E6ET Story – by Alex 5B4ALX

Niue is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean, 2,400 kilometres northeast of New Zealand, east of Tonga, south of Samoa, and west of the Cook Islands. Niue’s population is predominantly Polynesian.The island is commonly referred to as “The Rock”, which comes from the traditional name “Rock of Polynesia”. Read more »


5R8PX by IZ2DPX

the good Giovanni IZ2DPX as always, is extremely available to the members of his club. This year it will be active as 5R8PX from the island of nosy be IOTA AF-057 from 3 to 17 August 2019.

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5W0GC & YJ0GC story

The idea of activating Samoa (5W) and Vanuatu (YJ) occurred to me immediately after the end of the H40GC DXpedition 2017.  I had other plans, but in February, 2018, I decided to activate these two destinations.   At that time, Samoa (5W) was 127th in the CLUBLOG ranking as the most wanted country among the amateur community and Vanuatu (YJ) was number 75 in the same ranking.

Below is some brief information from Wikipedia about Samoa and Vanuatu.

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5C9A AF-118 (new one)

AF-118 has been announced with planning behind the scenes ongoing. A team is assembled with CN8QY as leader. Planned dates of activity are July 25-30, 2019. official web site

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XR0ZRC Juan Fernandez

Russian Robinson Club members Vasily R7AL, Vasily RA1ZZ, Vlad RK8A, Aleksei RL5F, Leo RW9JZ and Marco CE1TBN will conduct a DXpedition to Robinson Crusoe island, Juan Fernandez during March 11-27, 2019 as XR0ZRC. They will be active on all bands 160-10 meters.


TO6OK Story

Mayotte (FH) is a French overseas department located in the northern part of Mozambican channel in the Indian Ocean is one of the four major islands of the Comoro group of islands, but it does not belong to the Union of the Comoros (a DXCC country D6). It’s area is about 400 square km (i.e. a bit smaller than the city of Prague). Its population is about 200 thousand people. The highest mountain is called Benara, about 660 m a.s.l. The official language is French, but some people speak Shimaor. As it’s a French territory, the euro is used as currency despite it being over 7000 km from Europe.

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5V7EI

EIDX Group (with on board many MDXC members) announce definite plans for their 2019 DXpedition to Togo.

Operating for 12 consecutive days between 14th-26th March 2019, the 5V7EI team plan to run up to 5 QRO stations across all bands from 160m through 10m on SSB, CW and Digital modes.

Keep an eye on their website which will be updated on a regular basis.

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T31EU

From 16 February until 5th of March 2019 a group of 6 operators will be active from Kanton Island as T31EU. The license is confirmed by CCK and they have permission from the Phoenix Island Protected Area (PIPA). Operators: DL2AWG Guenter, DL6JGN Hans, DJ9RR Heye, DM2AUJ Wolf, DK5WL Joe and PA3EWP Ronald. Operating from 10-160m in the main modes CW, SSB, RTTY and some FT8. QSL via DL2AWG. Before and after the DXpedition we will be active from Tarawa T30, (holiday style). [tnx Dx-World]

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9LY1JM

The new adventure by our brother of F6KOP Team ,will see them active as 9LY1JM  from Banana Island, AF-037, Sierra Leone during January 9-21, 2019.

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A35EU Story

The kingdom of Tonga 2018 A35EU by Ronald PA3EWP
How did this adventure start? During a few beers during the Hamfest in Friedrichshafen we were talking about our next destination. We mentioned a few destinations in the Pacific. Personally, I don’t like to go twice to the same country. A few destinations were out of our scope because of the cost and the difficulty to go to this DXCC country. Frank DL4KQ mentioned Myanmar and everybody thought that was a great idea. From July to half September we have been working on this destination, Frank did most of the work because he had some contacts in Myanmar. Read more »


VP6D Story

Introduction to Ducie Island

Ducie Island is an uninhabited atoll in the Pitcairn Island group located in the center of the southern Pacific Ocean approximately equidistant from Chile and New Zealand, both several thousand kilometers away. It lies 535 kilometers (332 mi) east of Pitcairn Island, and over 1,000 km west of Easter Island. The atoll is 2.4 km (1.5 miles) long, measured northeast to southwest, and about 1.6 km (1 mile) wide. We landed on the main island, Acadia, on the north and east side of the atoll. Acadia is crescent-shaped, several hundred meters long and mostly covered in low trees. There are also three small islets, Pandora, Westward and Edwards, on the southern side of the atoll. Due to its inaccessibility and landing permit requirements, Ducie is rarely visited today. Read more »