Eastern Iowa DX Association

The Eastern Iowa DX Association is a DXing and contesting club headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Detailed club information is on the "About EIDXA" page.

EIDXA News     (Updated October 20, 2016)

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October 2016 Eastern Iowa DXer
The October 2016 edition of the Eastern Iowa DXer has been posted! Jerry, WWØE, has produced another not-to-be-missed edition, loaded with lots of good info, a profile of a long-time member, and recent antenna work by another club member. The PDF is available for download on the "Newsletter" page.

EIDXA Meeting Minutes:
The minutes for the EIDXA meeting of October 14, 2016 are available on the "Meetings" page.

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DX News      (Updated October 17, 2016)

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

3W2, VIETNAM (Reminder/Update). Mike, NØODK, will once again be active as 3W2DK from Ho Chi Minh City between October 15th and November 5th. Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/10 meters using SSB, with some CW and the Digital modes. He may use an amp this time. Also, look for him to be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via NØODK, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. He states on QRZ.com, "If you have different contacts with me as 3W6DK, 3W2DK, XV4MN, or NØODK, please QSL in one package to save you time and money and I can QSL all in one time. I collect QSL cards so if we QSL, please QSL even if you do not need my QSL card. I will QSL if in logbook."
-[OPDX # 1287 October 17, 2016]

4S, SRI LANKA. Kamal, 4S7AB, from Ellakkala, has been active on 30 meters and other bands recently. He was heard by a Michigan station on October 8th, on 10117 kHz at 1200z and again on the 9th on 10116 kHz at 1130z. Both times he was 599. QSL via 4S7AB direct or via PayPal (see QRZ.com). No Bureau, eQSL or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1287 October 17, 2016]

5B, CYPRUS. Gordon, MMØGOR, is expected to be active again as 5B/MMØGOR from Cyprus (AS-004) until October 19th. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via MØOXO or OQRS.
-[OPDX # 1287 October 17, 2016]

5N, NIGERIA. Tom, PA3TG, will be active as 5N/PA3TG from Lagos and Port Harcourt, Nigeria, between October 2-20th. Activity will be limited to his spare time during most evenings on 20 meters. His operations from Lagos will be on CW and SSB, while from Port Harcourt will be SSB only. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct w/2 USDs.
-[OPDX # 1285 October 3, 2016]

7P, LESOTHO (Reminder). By the time you read this Pista, HA5AO, will be or should be active as 7P8AO from Lesotho until October 29th. The primary purpose of the trip is to deliver humanitarian aid and support to an orphanage. At his own expense, Pista is supplying clothing, shoes and school supplies to the children. This will be his third visit to Lesotho to work with the children. When not at the orphanage, Pista will be operating mainly CW, on 80-6 meters. Log search and OQRS will be available on <http://www.ha5ao.com>. Please QSL to HA5AO.
-[OPDX # 1287 October 17, 2016]

7P8, LESOTHO (Press Release). Gene, K5GS, sent out the following press release [edited]: Pista, HA5AO, arrived in Maseru, Lesotho, on the afternoon of Friday, October 14th, with 4 suitcases weighing over 110 kg (242 lbs) of radio equipment and gifts for the orphanages where he is a volunteer.
  He began setting up the station and antennas on Saturday and will finish on Sunday. The noise levels are S2-3 on the higher bands, but S5-6 on the low bands. He has an appointment on Monday with the Lesotho Communication Authority to pick up the license.
  He has written confirmation that a special callsign, 7P8EUDXF,  may be issued celebrating 30 years anniversary of "European DX Foundation" (EUDXF). At this time he does not plan to use 7P8AO, just depends on what is actually issued on Monday.
  He hopes to be on the air starting Monday, October 17th, for at least 10 days - look for him on CW, late afternoon and evening/night. Blackouts are frequent, usually 15 minutes to 1 hour. If he unexpectedly disappears without sending QRX or QRT it is possibly due to a blackout.
  There is Internet access, he will upload logs daily to OQRS on http://www.ha5ao.com. He will operate as much as possible.
  He begins working on his humanitarian projects at the orphanages on Tuesday.....
73, Gene K5GS for Pista
-[OPDX Special Bulletin # 1287.1 October 16, 2016]

8Q, MALDIVES. Dan, 4Z5SL, will be active as 8Q7DK from Maldive Islands (AS-013) between October 15-23rd. Activity will be on various HF bands using SSB and PSK. Equipment is Yaesu FT-897 into a wire antenna. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1285 October 3, 2016]

9X, RWANDA. Jim, KB1ZSQ, is now active as 9XØJW from Kigali until December 30th, 2017. Activity is limited to various times on 80-10 meters and using SSB and the Digital modes. "The Daily DX" reports that he likes running QRP (5w), but he does have 100 watts. He is currently designing a QSL card, but does provide an eQSL, so QSL via eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1280 August 29, 2016]

C9, MOZAMBIQUE. Johannes, PDØJBH, is now active as C91PA from Maputo until March of 2017. Activity has been mostly on 40/20 meters using SSB. Send an E-mail to <pd0jbh@gmail.com> for QSL details.
-[OPDX # 1277 August 8, 2016]

DL3Ø, GERMANY (Special Event). Members of the European DX Foundation are activating the special event callsign, DL3ØEUDXF, to celebrates their 30th anniversary through December 31st. QSL via DJ6SI. For more details, see: http://www.eudxf.de
-[OPDX # 1274 July 18, 2016]

EM2Ø, UKRAINE (Special Event). Look for special event station EM2ØUCRF to be active between October 10-30th. Activity is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Ukrainian State Centre of Radio Frequencies (UCRF). QSL via UT3UZ.
-[OPDX # 1285 October 3, 2016]

FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA (Reminder). Heinz, DF1YP, will once again be active as FO/DF1YP from Moorea Island (OC-046, ARLHS FRP 004, WLOTA 0465, WWFF FFF-178) between October 10th and November 2nd. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau (preferred).
-[OPDX # 1286 October 10, 2016]

J28, DJIBOUTI. Jean-Philippe, F1TMY, will be active as J28PJ from Djibouti starting September 1st, and he will be there for at least 3 years (possibly 5 years). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using an Inverted L for 160m, Spiderbeam 5 bands Yagi, 5 Elts Tonna 50 MHz Yagi, G5RV, and an ATAS 120 for mobile uses signing J28PJ/MM. QSL via F1TMY.
-[OPDX # 1280 August 29, 2016]

KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY. Bill, W4WV, is now active as KG4WV from GITMO (NA-015) until October 24th. Activity will be on various HF bands using mostly SSB with some CW and Digital modes (PSK). QSL via W4WV, direct or by the Bureau. No LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1287 October 17, 2016]

KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY. Jeff, KQ4LA, is now active as KG4LA from GITMO (NA-015) until October 21st. Activity will be on various HF bands using mostly CW with some SSB and Digital modes (RTTY, PSK). QSL via KG4LA direct.
 -[OPDX # 1287 October 17, 2016]

KH6/KH7, HAWAII. Operators  Walt/DJØFX and Kuno/DF1SD will be active as KH6FX and KH7SD, respectively, from Honolulu, Hawaii (OC-019, USi HI-008S, WLOTA 1227), between now and October 23rd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via their home callsigns.
-[OPDX # 1286 October 10, 2016]

PJ2, CURACAO. Operators Geoff WØCG (PJ2DX), Ulrich DL8OBQ, John N4RV, Ton PA1CC, Tom VE3CX, Adam W1ASB, Heiko DK3DM, Fukuda JJ1RJR, Rich W3ACO and Ray NM2O will be active from the Caribbean Contesting Consortium's (CCC) Signal Point contest station on Curacao Island (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) between October 20th and November 2nd. The team's main focus will be on the CQWW DX SBB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi/? entry using the callsign PJ2T. Outside the contest, operators will be signing PJ2/homecall or their own personal PJ2 callsign. QSL PJ2T via W3HNK. QSL PJ2DX direct to WØCG. QSL all others via their home callsigns.
-[OPDX # 1283 September 19, 2016]

PYØF, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Ivan, PV8IG, will be active as PYØF/PV8IG from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003) between October 18-21st. Activity is to celebrate his 50th birthday and 36th on being licensed. Operations will be on various HF bands. QSL via PT7WA direct.
-[OPDX # 1287 October 17, 2016]

T31T CENTRAL KIRIBATI DXPEDITION (Update). By the time you read this, operators Dom/3Z9DX, Leszek/SP3DOI and Przemy/SP7VC were expected to leave Kanton Island (OC-043) on their Sunday morning, October 16th. The team has reportedly made close to 31,000 QSOs. Look for the logs to be uploaded to ClubLog and the OQRS activated once the team gets back to Samoa (5W) in approximately 7-10 days. QSL via 3Z9DX direct (see QRZ.com) or ClubLog's OQRS (preferred). For more details or updates, see QRZ.com under T31T or <http://k38dom0.wixsite.com/3z9dx/t31t-kanton-isl>.
-[OPDX # 1287 October 17, 2016]

TF, ICELAND. Volker, DF1HC, is now active as TF/DF1HC from Iceland. The length of his stay is unknown at this time. Activity has been mostly on 30 meters CW. QSL via his home callsign.
-[OPDX # 1279 August 22, 2016]

TL, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC. Operators Christian/F4WBN (Team Leader), Rene/F5DUX, Bernard/F9IE and Jean-Louis/TR8JLD will be active as TLØA near Bangui, Central African Republic, between October 19-28th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, including 60m, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via F4WBN direct only.
 -[OPDX # 1287 October 17, 2016]

TZ, MALI. Laurent, F5IXR, will once again be active as TZ5XR from Kidal between August 1st and February 2017. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via F5MXH or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1275 August 1, 2016]

Older Items

BS7, SCARBOROUGH REEF. As we mentioned last year in May, some BY operators are planning to activate Scarborough Reef (BS7H) in 2016. Something interesting  popped-up on the DX Engineering Web page (under Tech Info & News) on April 4th. Read the article "DX Engineering Supports the BS7 Scarborough Reef DXpedition" at:
DX Engineering.
-[OPDX # 1261 April 11, 2016]

P5, NORTH KOREA. Earlier in the week Dom, 3Z9DX, has received confirmation from the North Korean government to make a return trip to P5 and operate amateur radio with equipment for up to 5 days. The dates of activity are not yet known, but he will receive a very short notice. When Dom receives the short notice, he will have just a few days beforehand to gather his luggage and radio equipment for his stay in P5 land. Dom was told that this would be a single band SSB only operation (possibly on 20/15/10m). ADDED NOTE: Also, read the article on the ARRL Web page at:
-[OPDX # 1270 June 20, 2016]

YXØV AVES ISLAND (Update). Pilot Station Steve, W4DTA, announced this past week that the YXØV DXpedition to Aves Island has not been cancelled, but put on hold by the Venezuelan Navy. This is due to multiple issues outside of their control (Weather, Politics, Protests) the Navy has asked to delay their departure. They are expected to meet with the Navy personnel in charge of the logistics of the transportation to the island by the middle of next week at the latest, and they hope to have a clear schedule for departure. The team is ready to go, and have worked hard to put together all the equipment, antennas, computers, cables, etc.....
-[OPDX # 1283 September 19, 2016]