Somalia 2012: MDXC is a sponsor of 6O0CW

We are pleased to add a “new one” in our Sponsored DXpeditions list: 6O0CW, Somalia. Operations from the African Entity are already on and will extend until May 18, 2012.

For MDXC Members is also available our internal QSL service. Please remember that since the end of the DXpedition you can send QSL requests: look at the “QSL service status” panel in homepage and when the green dot will be on you’ll be able to fill the request form in the site Members Area.

News and info about the DXpedition on their official website.


Yemen 2012: MDXC is a sponsor of 7O6T

We couldn’t let the chance slip for our Members. We couldn’t let a so important DXpedition slip for MDXC.

Now it’s official: the Mediterraneo DX Club is a sponsor of 7O6T from Socotra Is., Yemen, on air in these days until May 15. Our regular Members will be able to benefit of the free internal QSL service. QSL requests are fast and easy: fill the form in our members-only area and wait for the QSL in your home mail box. No extra charge is requested!

More news and info on 7O6T are available in the DXpedition official website.


HK0NA Story

HKØNA DXpedition 2012

Written by Bob Allphin, K4UEE

195,000 QSOs….WOW !  How does a DXpedition make that many contacts?  Well, it’s just simple math:  have a lot of radios and antennas, a lot of days on the air and enough operators to keep making QSOs day after day.  And that is exactly what we did……piling up about 10,000-15,000 contacts each day until time to go home.

But that wasn’t always the plan.  Originally when the DXpedition to Malpelo was first announced, there were to be six Colombian (HK) operators and four foreign operators.  When Gregg Marco, W6IZT and I were invited to join the team, we recommended expanding to fourteen total by adding some more foreign operators. Suddenly one day, we saw on the DXpedition website that we were now co-leaders.  It was news to us, but in the end we played important roles in the operation. Gregg was asked to handle equipment procurement, antennas and the IT requirements.  I was to handle fund-raising, public relations, and help build and manage the operator team. Read more »


Welcome to…

Welcome to our new members: Claudio Corcione, Nicola Franco, Nerino Pazzali, Tony De Longhi, Antonio D’Arpino, Alain Darve and Vanni Po.

TF2CL – MDXC #350 Claudio Corcione from Iceland;
IV3CWB – MDXC #695 Nicola Franco from Torreano (Ud) Italy;
IK2ABJ – MDXC #696 Nerino Pezzali from Lodi Italy;
IZ2ESV – MDXC #697 Tony De Longhi from Milano Italy;
IK0OZD – MDXC #698 Antonio D’Arpino from Ferentino (Fr) Italy;
F6ENO – MDXC #699 Alain Darve from France;
IK4RUX – MDXC #700 Vanni Po from Carpi (Mo) Italy.


T30PY is the logo of the month in the URE Magazine

The official magazine of URE (Unión de Radioaficionados Españoles), the Spanish Amateur Radio Association, each month awards the nicest logo used by the most important DXpeditions. Read more »


NH8S: Swains Island DXpedition 2012

A new sponsored Dxpedition fills our basket: the rare Swains Island. As always, for our regular Members will be easy and free to receive the NH8S QSL, directly at home, thanks to our internal QSL SERVICE.

Here is the Official press reease about the DXpedition.

Scheduled for September 4 – 18, 2012

Joe W8GEX and Craig K9CT are pleased to announce they are planning another DXpedition to a rare DX entity. Joe and Craig were the co-leaders of the very successful PJ7E DXpedition on 10-10-10. Before that, they were part of the team that re-activated Midway K4M in 2009. Read more »


C6AGW: New press release

During the week-end, under the italian rains (cats and dogs raining, hi) Gabriele, I2VGW has tested all the antennas and the equipments for his Bahamas round trip . As announced he plans to be operating as C6AGW starting April 26th through May 6th from Biminis islands, NA048 and/or Berry islands (NA054) quite rare Iota references and, of course, also from New Providence and Long Island, Great Bahama Bank (NA 001). Following also the requestes of many lighthouses chasers Gabriele would like to confirm that all these references will be printed on his Qsl card. That’s meaning: New Providence main Is. LH 1115 and NA-001;Long Is. LH 1898 and NA-001 Bimini (South) LH 2467 and NA-048 Berry Is. (Gr.Stirrup Cay) LH 1903 and NA 054. We remind you that this new Gabriele’s adventure will be an holiday style operation. In any case Gabriele, as usual, will give great emphasis to digital modes and Warc bands but he’ll keep in his mind SSB too.

He’ll take with him his Icom 7200, an Hampole, a KW5 and a Buddipole. For more info and any updates visit the dxped web site:

www.mdxc.org/c6agw

Gabriele will be supported by MDXC with log online, news in realtime,pictures and videos.


T30PY & T30SIX – Tarawa, Western Kiribati

We’re pleased to announce that is online the T30PY W.Kiribati DXpedition Official Website, available at the url http://www.mdxc.org/t30py

The DXpedition will be to Tarawa Island, Western Kiribati, from Oct 16 t0 25, 2012, when two call signs will be used: T30PY for use from 10 to 160m and T30SIX on 6m. It is expected to have 3 stations running simultaneously on HF and one on six meters. The following modes will be used: SSB, CW and RTTY. EME on six meters may be possible, but not yet confirmed.

The team, at this time, is formed by the following Brazilian ham ops: PP1CZ – Leo, PT2OP – Orlando, PY2AAZ – Fabio, PY2PT – Rick, PY2WAS – Alex, PY2XB – Fred, PY3MM – Miguel, PY4BZ – Fernando, PY7XC – Jim and PY7ZY – Xavier.


QRZ de 3D2A, 3D2T, T2T and T2V

We’re pleased to publish the story, written by Bill Horner VK4FW for all MDXC members. Far and fascinating islands where everything is difficult… expecially when in the Team there is a very special and “invisible” guest: his name is “Murphy”. T2T Tuvalu DXpedition has been proudly supported by MDXC. Another occasion to underline our friendship with Pacific DXers, a gorup of very active and excellent DXers. See you for the next DXpedition! Read more »


Welcome to…

Welcome to our new members Pasquale Pizzo, Antonio Cucurachi, Massimo Sabellico, Roberto Martorana, Sten Tegfors ,Vittorio Bussoni.

IZ3GOO – MDXC #689 Pasquale Pizzo from Biancade (Tv) Italy;
IK7LNC – MDXC #690 Antonio Cucurachi from Monteroni (Le) Italy;
IK0RNR – MDXC #691 Massimo Sabellico from Fiuggi (Fr) Italy;
IK1DFH –  MDXC #692 Roberto Martorana from Arma di Taggia (Im) Italy;
SM4CTI – MDXC #693 Sten Tegfors from Sveden;
IK4CIE – MDXC #694 Vittorio Bussoni from San Michele Tiorre (Pr) Italy.


C6AGW, Bahamas Islands round trip by I2VGW

We are pleased to announce a new DXpedition by I2VGW: an holiday style round trip to the islands of Columbus’ first landfall in the New World. Gabriele has already in his hands licence and callsign, so he plans to be operating as C6AGW starting April 26th through May 6th from New Providence main island (NA 001), Bimini Islands, (NA048) and Berry Islands (NA054), two quite rare and claimed IOTA references. And, what’s more, before come back to Italy, from Long Island (NA-001). So, copy and listen carefully to catch the right reference and location. Read more »


ST0R: the video

On the INDEXA website has been published the full video of the 1st DXpedition in South Sudan: ST0R. 41 minutes of images and sounds tell the story of the most important activation of 2011 in the new African country.

A preview of this interesting video has been shown to MDXC Members in September 2011, during our World Meeting in Busto Arsizio. Mediterraneo DX Club has proudly been the only Italian Club to support the DXpedition.