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 June 24, 2017)

EIDXA July 2017 Meeting
The next EIDXA meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 5 at a new meeting location, the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Complete details, including an aerial photo map, may be found on the "Meetings" page.

July 2017 Eastern Iowa DXer
The July 2017 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!

New EIDXA Email Reflector
The new reflector is now on line. To post to the new reflector, email your message for the group to: eastern-iowa-dx-association@googlegroups.com 
You may visit the group homepage here:
The group homepage has a complete archive of all messages exchanged via the group. This new reflector allows us to forward photos or other files to the group. Nice!

3YØZ Certificate of Appreciation
EIDXA has received a certificate of appreciation from the 3YØZ Bouvet Island DXpedition in recognition of our financial support of this forthcoming operation. Current plans are to be on the air in early 2018.

3Y0Z Certificate

Please click on this image to see the full-size certificate. You may also wish to visit the Bouvet Island DXpedition web site. The EIDXA logo is on the "Sponsors" page.

DX News      (Updated June 18, 2017)

DX News items, unless otherwise noted, are courtesy of:
  The Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin (OPDX)
  Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, Editor (kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org)
  For subscription info, please see http://hamnet.org/mailman/listinfo/opdx

3W, VIETNAM. Hiroshi, 7M2VPR, is now active as XV9VPR from an island in the South China Sea Coast South IOTA Group (AS-130). His length of stay is not known at this time. He was heard on 15 meters SSB (21284 kHz at 1009z). QSL via his home callsign.
-[OPDX # 1313 May 1, 2017]

3W, VIETNAM. Megumu, JA6QGF, is now active as 3W9A from Ho Chi Minh City. His length of stay is currently unknown. Activity has been on 17 and 6 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
-[OPDX # 1319 June 19, 2017]

B9, CHINA. Members of the Chinese Radio Sports Association (CRSA), together with Amateur Radio Branch of Xi'an Radio Communication Society, will be active as B9HQ from Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province (ITU Zone 43), during the 2017 IARU HF World Championship (July 8-9th). Operators mentioned are BA1RB, BA4TB, BA5CW, BA6QR, BA7CK, BA7IO, BA7NO, BA8IK, BD1TX, BD2FW, BD3MN, BD4TS, BD5FFK, BD5XM, BD5XX, BD7BM, BD7EW, BD9AFM, BD9CAM, BD9DM, BD9XE, BG0GE, BG6MA, BG9XD, BH1DYK, BH1LHS, BH1NSN, BH4RQU, BH4SQE, LZ2HM, OH1JD and OH7WV. QSL via BA4EG.
-[OPDX # 1319 June 19, 2017]

CO9, CUBA (Special Event). Members of the Federación de Radioaficionados de Cuba (FRC), in Las Tunas Province, will be active using their callsign CO9KAA to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the "Jornada Cucalambeana", starting June 28th until July 3rd. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10/6 meters using CW and SSB. The "Jornada Cucalambeana" is a cultural event which takes part each year around this date honoring Juan Cristobal Napoles Fajardo (aka "El Cucalambé"), a popular poet who was born in Las Tunas on July 1st, 1829. Those stations who contact CO9KAA on at least 3 bands, no matter the mode, will receive a digital certificate. Any questions on the certificate's application should be sent to: gdxc@frcuba.cu
-[OPDX # 1319 June 19, 2017]

DAYTON-XENIA HAMVENTION (Reports Second-Largest Attendance Ever for 2017 Show). Read the following article on the ARRL Web page that states, "Hamvention® 2017, at its new venue in Xenia, Ohio, attracted 29,296 attendees". http://tinyurl.com/y7vqvvej
-[OPDX # 1319 June 19, 2017]

FO & FO/M, FRENCH POLYNESIA AND MARQUESAS ISLANDS. Max, IZ2ZTQ, will be active as FO/IZ2ZTQ from the following French Polynesian Islands between May 1st and July 31st (specific dates not known):
 OC-027 -- Fatu Hiva Island, Marquesas Islands; WW Loc. CH09pm; DXCC FO/M
 OC-046 -- Tahiti Island, Windward Society Islands; WW Loc. BH52ek; DXCC FO
 OC-066 -- Rangiroa Island, Tuamotu Archipelago; WW Loc. BH64hs; DXCC FO
 OC-067 -- Bora Bora Island, Leeward Society Islands; WW Loc. BH43dl; DXCC FO
Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15 meters using SSB, PSK, RTTY and JT65. QSL via IZ2LSP direct, via IZ2ZTQ by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1308 March 13, 2017]

OY, FAROE ISLANDS. Bill, K2HVN, will be active as OY/K2HVN from the Faroe Islands between June 14-25th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW mainly with some SSB. Equipment is an Icom 706-Mobile rig into a Buddipole vertical. QSL via his home callsign, direct (best) or by the Bureau (may take over 2 years).
-[OPDX # 1313 May 1, 2017]

V3, BELIZE. David, KG5CCI, will be active as V31CI from San Pedro on Ambergris Caye Island (NA-073, WW Loc. EK67) between June 21-27th. Activity will be holiday style (limited operating if the fishing is good) with operations on the satellites, 6m (Digital and Voice) and maybe some HF. David states that he will be active during the ARRL's Field Day on June 24-25th. ADDED NOTE (from David): "Since V31NJ was just down there in April, most of the serious grid chasers have already gotten their squares filled in, so I'm going to focus on SO50, AO85, and FO29, where the passes reach the most number of people possible. I do plan to try and get to EK68 and EK57 for at least one pass during the week (to increase my rover totals)." QSL via his home callsign, direct or LoTW. Look for update via Twitter @KG5CCI.
-[OPDX # 1319 June 19, 2017]

ZL7, CHATHAM ISLANDS. Operators Chris/ZL2DX and XYL Catherine/ZL2QT will be active as ZL7DX and ZL7QT, respectively, from Chatham Islands (OC-038) sometime in May for the next 3 years or longer. Activity will be on various HF bands plus 6m EME. QSL direct to: Chris Hannagan, Waitangi, Chatham Islands 8013, New Zealand.
-[OPDX # 1308 March 13, 2017]

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5TØ, MAURITANIA. Jean, ON8RA/5TØJL, will be active with the special callsign 5TØITU from Mauritania until December 31, 2017. The special callsign will be tentatively activated during ITU events that are listed on his QRZ.com page. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW. Suggested frequencies are 3504, 7004, 10104, 14004, 18069, 21004, 24893 and 28004 kHz. QSL via ON8RA.
-[OPDX # 1301 January 23, 2017]

VP8/H, SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. Alexander, UA1OJL, will be active as RI1ANO from the Bellingshausen Base Station (WAP RUS-01) on King George Island (AN-010) between April 2017 and April 2018. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via RN1ON, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1304 February 13, 2017]