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 »


YJ0GC

We receive the photo form Stan LZ1GC, in company with the others 2 members of the Team Lubo, OM5ZW and Karel, OK2WM, withMDXC flag, compliment to the team to the goo activity.


A35EU Tonga 2018

Pat EI5IX, Ronald PA3EWP, Martin PA4WM and Tom GM4FDM are pleased to announce an expedition to Tonga in November. They will leave Europe on 13th November and will leave Tonga on 27th November. Callsign to lookout for is A35EU. They intend to operate from the Heilala Lodge Resort which is at the north end of the main Island. They hope to operate three stations and use vertical antennas including VDAs. They will be attempting operations on 160 and 80m using inverted L type antennas. 60m is not included on the licence, but we will enquire about inclusion on arrival. CW/SSB and RTTY into Europe will be our main priority. We will use Elecraft K3s along with amplifiers, and have already constructed 2 element VDAs for 30 20 and 17m with verticals for 15,12 and 10m. 40 and 80m vertical raised and tuned radials, 160m will be Inverted L.
QSL direct – OQRS Clublog – LOTW and Buro to Tom GM4FDM whose details are good on QRZ.COM. Excess baggage charges are considerable so any donations would be appreciated. Sorry but no IRCs please due to difficulty in redeeming them in the UK.
See our website which is still under construction and look out for our Facebook also. Hope to see you in the pileups. [tnx Dx-World]

QSL SERVICE for MDXC members


The KH1/KH7Z Baker Island Story

What does a freezer full of underwear, 2,914 Nautical Miles and a little red rubber boat have in common?  A remote island in the middle of the Pacific called Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge.

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3B7A Story

We are now back from Saint Brandon 3B7A since for 4 months. Time has been spent getting all equipment back home, cleaning and packing everything, Qsls have been designed then printed and sent, LOTW has been uploaded. All this are the “main” tasks, but you can imagine there has been so many others.

According to all feedbacks we have received, everyone is happy and has appreciate our efforts. We hope you, as a “sponsor”, are proud to be part of this success. Read more »


YB3MM/8 IOTA OC-213

YB3MM Adhi mdxc #021,YB8OUN, YC8OBM, YD8MGN and friends, will be actived as YB3MM/8 , YB8OUN/P, YC8OBM/P, YD8MGN/P QRV from Waleakodi Island IOTA OC-213, from 18 until 21 August 2018 Mainly 20, 30 and 40m mode CW and FT8. The team is active with 3 stations in same time Mainly 20, 30 and 40m mode CW and FT8.

QSL Via IZ8CCW directo or buro


Z6/IZ5YHD

Franco, IZ5YHD MDXC #651, informs will be active from Republic of Kosovo as Z6/IZ5YHD during September 15-22, 2018  on HF bands, SSB only

qsl via H.C. and MDXC Qsl Service


E6ET Niue Island, IOTA OC – 040

Alex 5B4ALX will be active as E6ET from Niue Island, OC – 040, 19 March – 2 April 2019.
He will operate on 6 – 160m, SSB, CW, RTTY, FT8, including activity in CQ WW WPX SSB Contest.

QSL via 5B4ALX, ClubLog OQRS, LOTW, MDXC QSL SERVICE


TO6OK Mayotte isl.

Czech DX Team (Petr OK1BOA, Petr OK1FCJ, Pavel OK1GK , Ruda OK2ZA, Ludek OK2ZC, Karel OK2ZI, David OK6DJ) have announced they will be active from Mayotte between September 20 to October 6, 2018. [website]

Modes: SSB, CW, RTTY (incl FT8)
Radios: Elecraft K3, Kenwood TS480 (both multiple units).
PA: Expert 1,3k-FA, JUMA’s, RF Power.
Antennas:
10-15-20 incl WARC
3 x Spiderbeam
VDA antennas
30 vert + 2 el radials
40 4SQ
80 vertical + radials, 1/4 vert + radials
160 vertical + capacitive hat
RX: Beverages + DHDL
Focus on low bands

QSL via MDXC QSL SERVICE for members or via OK6DJ, OQRS, LoTW. [text Dx-World]


IOTA EU-052

Oliver DK7TXm is actived as SV8/DK7TX from 9th september until 15th sept. from 3 different island valid for IOTA EU-052, holiday style qsl via home call.:

-paxos island
-vido island
-corfu island


Friedrichshafen 2018

we were there, with many old and new friends, for a few days in full ham spirit, thanks to all those who have come to visit us.

see the photos :

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