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 September 25, 2017)

EIDXA October 2017 Meeting
The next EIDXA meeting will be held on Friday, October 20 at our 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.

October 2017 Eastern Iowa DXer
The October 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!

Buy-Sell-Trade New Listings
There are a bunch of new listings on the "Buy-Sell-Trade" page. Some really nice stuff for sale -- take a look!

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 October 15, 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
This list is a compilation of current DX operations (or those that start within the current week) from recent DX bulletins, with the dates of operation highlighted in red. The items appear in order of callsign prefix. Hot links are provided for QSL information wherever possible. Credit for the source is given at the end of each item.

3CØ, Annobon and 3C, Equatorial Guinea. Yuris/YL2GM and Kaspars/YL3AIW plan to be on the air from 3CØL, Annobon (most wanted #30, IOTA AF-039) and 3C1L, Bioko island, Equatorial Guinea (Clublog's most wanted #44, IOTA AF-010) from 10-22 October 2017. (October 9 Update: Licenses are successfully received.) Yuris is looking for flights to Annobon. If available they will start operations from there on the 10th. Their website is at: http://www.lral.lv/3c0l_3c1l/index.html
-[KØCF, direct from their website. 9 October 2017]

4S, SRI LANKA. The Ukrainian DXpeditioners Team (UDXT), members Alex/UT5UY and Roman/URØMC will be active as 4S7AYG from Sri Lanka (AS-003) between October 22-31st. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via MØURX or OQRS (direct and Bureau). Complete information is available at:  https://www.qrz.com/db/4S7AYG
-[OPDX # 1335 October 16, 2017]

6W, SENEGAL (Update). Ronald, VE3REV, recently moved to Dakar in August 2016, and is expected to be active as 6W1SU for the next 2 to 3 years. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, and he is currently operating SSB only, but hoping to tackle CW later. His station has a new Yaesu FT DX 1200 with a Yaesu FL1200Z Amp into a MA5B three element Yagi, a 6M 6JXXJ 6 element Yagi and dipoles for 40/80m. Dave, VE9CB, announced this past week he will be active as 6W1SU in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. No other details were provided. QSL 6W1SU via MØURX direct or the OQRS (direct or by the Bureau).
-[OPDX # 1329 September 4, 2017]

7P, LESOTHO. Pista, HA5AO, will return to Lesotho as a volunteer to a local community group. Look for 7P8AO between October 16-28th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, RTTY and FT8; when not at work; The log and an OQRS will be available at <http://www.HA5AO.com>. The primary purpose of this trip is to conduct training classes for young entrepreneurs wanting to start their own small business. Pista himself started a business in Budapest over 25 years ago, today the company is a leader in its field.
-[OPDX # 1335 October 16, 2017]

8P9, BARBADOS. Operators Bob/WB2YQH (8P9RN), Steve/WF2S (8P9SL) and Bob/ W2KKZ (8P9KZ) will be active from Christchurch, Barbados (NA-021), between October 17-25th. They will use a K3S to an Acom 600s amplifier feeding a S9-43 vertical antenna on 80-10 meters, including the WARC bands. Look for 8P9RN to be active on CW and SSB; 8P9SL will be operating the Digital modes (RTTY, PSK and JT65) plus some CW and SSB; and 8P9KZ will be on CW ad SSB modes. A full color QSL card will be available via ClubLog's OQRS or via their home callsigns for all callsigns. 8P9SL will also be uploaded to LoTW. See QRZ.com pages for each call for complete information and ClubLog search feature.
-[OPDX # 1329 September 4, 2017]

9M2, WEST MALAYSIA (Special Event). Look for 9M2SJM to be on the air by the Scout Melaka group during the JOTA event October 20-22nd.
-[OPDX # 1335 October 16, 2017]

9N, NEPAL. Gerhard, OE3GEA, is now active as 9N7GE from Kathmandu. The length of his stay is not known. His activity has been on various HF bands (QRNs on 30/17m) using CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1332 September 25, 2017]

9X, RWANDA. Peter, HB9DVG, is now active as 9X9PJ (and possibly later as 9X9PJ/P) from Kigali during the next two years. Activity will be on 20-10 meters using SSB. His equipment is an Elecraft KX3 transceiver with a HLA 300 amp into a Buddipole Vertical. QSL via his home callsign direct or eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1333 October 2, 2017]

A5, BHUTAN. Steve, N6SJ, will be active as A52SJ from Paro between October 12-19th and again on October 26th. Activity will be on various HF bands, including 160m, using CW and FT8. His equipment will be a Elecraft K3 transceiver and a KPA500 amp. Steve will look for NA West Coast stations daily at 1230z until 1400z, and after 1400z he will listen below 1825 for JA, VK, VU, ZL and other stations. QSL via his home callsign.
-[OPDX # 1333 October 2, 2017]

C9, MOZAMBIQUE. Johannes, PA5X, is now active as C93PA from Beira as of mid-October for the next coming months. Activity so far has been on 40 meters FT8, but will probably be on various HF bands using SSB and the Digital modes (FT8/JT65/WSPR). He is the first ever operator to operate FT8 in Mozambique. His setup consists of: Yaesu FT DX 5000MP Ltd, SM 5000, Acom 1010 HF Linear Amp (800W), K4KIO Hexbeam antenna and Endfed antenna. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS and QRZ.com. For paper QSL cards, QSL via PA5X, by the Bureau or direct.
-[OPDX # 1335 October 16, 2017]

DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of October 1st. The top 10 entities still remain the same and they are:
  1. P5    DPRK (North Korea)      6. CEØX San Felix Islands
  2. 3Y/B  Bouvet Island           7. BV9P Pratas Island
  3. FT5/W Crozet Island           8. KH3  Johnston Island
  4. KH1   Baker Howland Islands   9. VKØM Macquarie Island
  5. BS7H  Scarborough Reef       10. KH7K Kure Island

The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list is available at:
-[OPDX # 1334 October 9, 2017]

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Steve, KL7SB, will once again be active as E51RAT from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between October 8-18th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via NI5DX direct or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1334 October 9, 2017]

ER, MOLDOVA. Ben, DL7UCX, is now active as ER/DL7UCX from Moldova until October 22nd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW. QSL via DL7UCX, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1335 October 16, 2017]

FG, GUADELOUPE. Philippe, F1DUZ, will once again be active as FG4KH from Guadeloupe (NA-102) between October 17th and November 7th. Activity will be on all HF bands as well as 6 meters using SSB, the Digital modes (JT65, FT8, Hell) and with 2m/70cm Tropo, TEP and EME on JT65B. He also plans to participate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th). QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Web sites for EME and TEP infos and the logs online are at:
  144 MHz: http://fgdxpeditionf1duz.monsite-orange.fr
  432 MHz: http://fg4kh-eme-70cm.monsite-orange.fr
-[OPDX # 1332 September 25, 2017]

FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY. By the time you read this Damien, F4AZF, will be finishing up his short operation as FG/F4AZF from Guadeloupe before heading to Saint Barthelemy Island (NA-146) to be active as FJ/F4AZF between October 10-20th, possibly until October 27th, depending on his job. Activity will be limited because his work and will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, LoTW or eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1334 October 9, 2017]

FR, REUNION ISLAND. Gust, ON6KE, is now active as FR/ON6KE from Reunion Island until October 10th, but will return on October 20th for one day. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW, JT65 and FT8. See QRZ.com for more details. QSL via ClubLog, LoTW or eQSL.
 -[OPDX # 1333 October 2, 2017]

H4Ø, TEMOTU PROVINCE (Reminder). By the time you read this, Stan, LZ1GC, will once again be active as H4ØGC from Temotu Province (OC-100) until October 20th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW:  1822.5, 3502, 5371.5, 7024, 10116, 14010, 18070, 21015, 24895
         and 28010 kHz (Listening 1-5 up)
SSB:  1850, 3790, 5403.5, 7164, 14170, 18135, 21265, 24940
         and 28470 kHz (Listening 5-15 up)
RTTY: 1838, 3585, 7038, 10138, 14088, 18098, 21088
          and 28088 kHz (Listening 1-5 up)
6m:    50100 kHz
QSL via his home callsign, direct, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. To see his previous activity, go to:  http://www.c21gc.com
-[OPDX # 1333 October 2, 2017]

HFØ, SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. Sebastian, SQ1SGB, will be active as HFØARC from the Polish Antarctic H. Arctowski. Station is located on the King George Island, South Shetland Islands (AN-010, WW Loc. GC07su), until October 23rd. The callsign HFØARC is new for the Polish Antarctic Station. The old historical callsign HFØPOL was taken by SP9GMK. Sebastian will be using 100 watts and into a SP1BKS Delta Loop antenna. Suggested times of operations are 20m (2100-2200z) and 40m (2200-2300z) using SSB, JT65 or JT9. QSL via his home callsign.
-[OPDX # 1330 September 11, 2017]

JD1, MINAMI TORISHIMA. Take, JG8NQJ, will once again be active as JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island in the Minami Torishima (OC-073, JCG 10007) group starting October 15th, for the next two months. He is usually there to work on the island's weather station. Activity will be limited to his spare time. He will be mainly on 17 meters, but will also be on 20/15/12/10/6 meters using CW and RTTY. QSL via JA8CJY or by the Bureau via JG8NQJ.
-[OPDX # 1333 October 2, 2017]

KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY. Al, W6HGF, is now active as KG4HF from GITMO until October 20th. He states, "I prefer digital modes, but when I run out of business on data, I will go to CW. I plan to try FT8 this trip." His other main mode will be RTTY, and once that is exhausted he will go to CW. Also, watch PSK. QSL via W6HGF or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1335 October 16, 2017]

KHØ, MARIANA ISLANDS. Operators Nick/JL1UTS and XYL Chieko/7L3PFH will once again be active as KHØTH and KHØTG, respectively, from the Saipan Rental Shack on Saipan Island (OC-086, USI NI002S, WLOTA 1333) between October 14-22nd. Activity will be on 80/40/30/20/17 meters using CW and SSB. Chie states that she operates mainly 80/75m, sometimes 40/30/20m CW/SSB. QSL via JL1UTS.
-[OPDX # 1333 October 2, 2017]

P2, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Roly, ZL1BQD, will be active as P29RR between October 20th and November 6th. Activity will probably be mainly on 40/20 meters using CW and the Digital modes (FT8, JT65, JT9). QSL via his home callsign direct, LOTW or eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1335 October 16, 2017]

P4, ARUBA. Ulf, DL5AXX, is now active as P4ØEU from Aruba Island (SA-036) until October 23rd. Activity will be on holiday style on probably on 80-10 meters using mainly CW with some RTTY.  QSL via his home callsign or via <http://www.dl5axx.de/dxlog>.
-[OPDX # 1335 October 16, 2017]

PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Veron/NN5E and Jim/NT5V will be active as PJ4/NN5E and PJ4/NT5V, respectively, between October 15-22nd. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT-8. QSL via their home callsigns.
-[OPDX # 1334 October 9, 2017]

PYØF, FERNANDO DE NORONHA (Update). Leo, PP1CZ, will once again be active as PYØFW (not PYØF/PP1CZ as first announced) from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003, DIB OC-01, WLOTA 1208, WWFF PYFF-016) between October 22-27th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters with some tries on 6 meters (if he has propagation on this band) and using CW, RTTY and some SSB, possibly JT65 and FT8. QSL him direct or ClubLog's OQRS. NO Bureau or LoTW. Check out the pictures of his 2013/2014/2015 operations on QRZ.com.
-[OPDX # 1332 September 25, 2017]

RI1, FRANZ JOSEF LAND. Eugene, UA4RX, is now active as UA4RX/1 from Heiss Island until possibly August 2018. He wanted to renew his RI1FJ callsign, but word has it that he ran into a snag and will continue to use UA4RX/1 until the licensing problem is corrected. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via UA2FM direct or use ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1329 September 4, 2017]

SV5, DODECANESE (Reminder). Oliver, DK7TX, will be active as SV5/DK7TX from four of the IOTA group EU-001 (Islands of Kos, Kalymnos, Nisyros and Telendos) between October 3-30th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-6 meters (mostly on 20/15/10m). QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1333 October 2, 2017]

T2, TUVALU. Tony, 3D2AG, will be active as T2AR from Funafuti Atoll (OC-015) between October 21-28th. Activity will be on various HF bands as well as 2 and 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 and FT8. QSL via 3D2AG or PayPal.
-[OPDX # 1335 October 16, 2017]

TA, TURKEY (Special Event). Look for the following 10 special event callsigns to be active between October 20th ad November 20th: TC1ØA, TC1ØE, TC1ØM, TC1ØU, TC1ØS, TC1ØT, TC1ØF, TC1ØK, TC1ØL and TC1ØR. Activity is to commemorate the 79th anniversary of the death of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via LoTW, direct or eQSL. Three diplomas will be available (Bronze, Silver, Gold). See details at:  http://tadx.org/10nov/index.php?page=rules
-[OPDX # 1334 October 9, 2017]

TA, TURKEY. Look for TC68JOTA to be operated by scouts for the JOTA/JOTI weekend (October 20-22nd) from Aksaray. QSL via TA5IHY. ADDED NOTE: The ARRL Web page states, "JOTA-JOTI Reports More Than 2,500 Registered for October 20-22 Event". Read all about it at: http://tinyurl.com/y9yvssxe
-[OPDX # 1335 October 16, 2017]

TI, COSTA RICA. Members of the Northeast Tarrant County Amateur Radio Club (Phil/K5SGE, Jim/W5AP, Randall/WAØD and possibly others) will be active as TI7/K5SGE, TI7/W5AP and TI7/WAØD from Costa Rica between October 21-30th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They will probably be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) during this time. QSL operator's home callsign or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1335 October 16, 2017]

V4, ST. KITTS (Update). John, W5JON/V47JA, informs OPDX that there was no damage to his Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, West Indies vacation home, during hits by hurricanes IRMA and MARIA, except all his antennas were destroyed. He will once again be active as V47JA between October 15th and November 7th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (incl. 60m) using SSB. His operation will also include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry. Equipment is a Kenwood TS-590S and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. John states, "I will be bringing down and installing new antennas: a 31', 10-40m Vertical, 35', 40/80m Top Loaded Vertical, and on 6m, 4 element Yagi." Also, XYL Cathy, W5HAM, will occasionally operate as V47HAM. ALL QSLs go to W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.
-[OPDX # 1333 October 2, 2017]

VK9X & VK9C, CHRISTMAS and COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS (Reminder/Update). Operators Peter/VK3FN, Chris/VK3FY, Lee/VK3GK, Luke/VK3HJ, Tony/VK3TZ, David/K3LP and Adrian/KO8SCA will activate both Christmas Island (OC-002) and Cocos (Keeling) Island (OC-003) in the month of October 2017. The team will start on Christmas Island as VK9XI between October 3-10th. During this time, they will be active during the Oceania DX SSB Contest (October 7-8th). The team will then move to Cocos (Keeling) Island and be active as VK9CI between October 10-17th. During this time, they will be active during the Oceania DX CW Contest (October 14-15th). For activity outside of the contest, operators will be active on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, plus they will be running a 6m beacon. QSL via MØOXO - Bureau requests ONLY via MØOXO's OQRS. The operation now as a Web page at:  http://christmascocos2017.vkdxg.com/index.php/category/news
-[OPDX # 1333 October 2, 2017]

VU7, LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS. A team of 6 DXers are now active as VU7T from Lakshadweep Islands until October 20th. The team landed on the Island of Agatti by air and then took a shift boat to Kavaratti to set up their stations on the beachside of the island. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They state, "A detailed roster has been prepared to optimize operations during the propagation windows to various geographies." Operators mentioned are Manoj/VU2CPL, Sangeeth/ VU2WH, Kiran/VU2XE, Siddhu/VU3NXI, Gopan/VU3HPF and Paul/A65DR as remote support. Their equipment is 1x Elecraft K3, 2x Elecraft KX3, 2x ICOM IC-7300 and all with amps. Antennas are: verticals (80/40/30m) and Spider- beam (20/17/15/12/10m). QSLs will be handled by Manoj, VU2CPL. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible and this is the preferred QSL mode. An OQRS will be active once the team is back on mainland. Direct QSL requests are highly discouraged, and if this is the only option to request a QSL, please include an SAE and 3 GS. For log checks and other inquiries, please write to <vu7t2017@gmail.com>. Internet connection is very poor on the island and please don't expect any replies during the operation. They state, "This is completely self-funded operation. Our goal is to do some serious operation to give ATNOs and as much band fills to DXers around the globe and have fun. We welcome any donations which will go towards offsetting our costs of transportation and other large expenses. You may help us to cover our costs by donating any amount using link <https://PayPal.me/vu7t> or through donate option in OQRS.
-[OPDX # 1335 October 16, 2017]

XT2, BURKINA FASO (Update). Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as XT2AW from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He informs OPDX that he will arrive on September 25th, and plans to build antennas on the 26th, which is a Hexbeam at 8 meters high and dipoles for the lower bands. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He states that he works mostly on the Digital modes (PSK31, JT65 and RTTY) and slow CW. Harald states, "As soon as the conditions go up to USA, I will work the US. Also, I will test 60m a little." Radio is a FT-450D. QSL via MØOXO, direct or OQRS <http://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/>.
-[OPDX # 1325 August 7, 2017]

XW, LAOS. Champ, E21EIC, is once again active as XW1IC from Vientiane until October 18th. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. QSLs must be requested via the OQRS on ClubLog or via E21EIC and LoTW. NO PAPER QSL IS NEEDED.
-[OPDX # 1335 October 16, 2017]

Z3, MACEDONIA (Special Event). Radio club "Nikola Tesla" (Z37M) from Stip is celebrating their 70th anniversary. Look for members to activate the special callsign Z37ØM (Zulu three-seven-zero-mike) between October 1st and December 31st. QSL via Z33Z, LoTW or eQSL (see info on QRZ.com).
-[OPDX # 1333 October 2, 2017]

ZD7, ST. HELENA ISLAND (Update to OPDX.1331). By the time you read this, Bill, GØVDE, will be active as ZD7BR (not ZD7VDE as announced earlier) from Saint Helena Island (AF-022) until October 21st. He has waited over a year for the Island of St. Helena's airport to start commercial fights back up again. He is expected to arrive October 14th. He is planning to stay for one week on this trip and will be operating mainly SSB, some Digital modes (maybe even FT8!) and just maybe a little CW. Operations will be on 80-10 meters (maybe some 60m). Bill will be taking a FT-991, FT-891 and a Juma PA1000, with a vertical antenna and a variety of wires, dipoles and fiber-glass supports. He has setup a Web site at:  http://www.sthelenadx.com. PLEASE NOTE: QSL via G3SWH. The log will be uploaded to ClubLog and to the ARRL's Log Book of the World (LoTW) in due course.... Please note that it is possible the flights may be delayed and he may travel later than 14th October - watch his website for more information.
-[OPDX # 1335 October 16, 2017]

ZS, SOUTH AFRICA (JOTA Op). Members of the Sandringham Scout Group (ZS6SSG) will be running a JOTA station as has been done over the last couple of years. This year, JOTA celebrates its 60th year of running. To commemorate this milestone, the SSG will be running a special event call sign ZS6ØJOTA, over the weekend of October 20-22nd. Look out for this callsign and make a contact. Activity will be on 80/40/20 meters. QSL via ZS6RKE, direct or by the SARL Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1331 September 18, 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]

5Z4, KENYA. Nick, LZ4NM, will now be active 5Z4/LZ4NM from Kenya until June 30th, 2018. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He was active this past weekend's IARU HF Contest as 5Z4NM. Currently, his equipment is an Icom IC-7000, Inverted Vee (40/20m) and a DunaX vertical (20-10m). QSL direct to: Amateur Radio Society of Kenya (ARSK), Box 45681, Nairobi, 00100, Kenya.
-[OPDX # 1321 July 10, 2017]

9X, RWANDA. Alan, KE4TA, will be active as 9XØTA from Kigali for a 3-year period beginning sometime in early August. This will be his first 'DXpedition'. Activity will be primarily on 20/17 meters using 600W/100W of power. He does have antennas or antenna-tuner combinations for 80-10 meters and 6m. Modes will be SSB, the Digital modes and some CW. Power may be restricted by the Rwandan authorities in accordance with their laws. Radio is a Yaesu FT-991, and antenna will be a hexbeam on a push up tower. Alan, states, "Noise levels here are extremely high. Please don't be offended if I'm not answering your call, I likely can't hear you." QSL via DIRECT to N4GNR. He will also use LoTW. For more details, pictures and updates (maybe even an operating schedule), visit his Web page at:
-[OPDX # 1324 July 31, 2017]

D2, ANGOLA. Paulo, CT1FJZ, is once again active as D2FJZ from Luanda. The length of his stay is unknown at this time. Activity was reported on 20 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
-[OPDX # 1321 July 10, 2017]

SU, EGYPT. Chris, DM4DX, now living in Cairo, Egypt, will be active as SU/DM4DX from Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society Club station (SUØERA) until November. He is trying to get an Egyptian SU9 callsign. Activity has been on 20-10 meters using SSB. QSL only via LoTW. No Bureau or direct QSLs.
-[OPDX # 1323 July 24, 2017]

T6, AFGHANISTAN. Salvatore, IZ1BWB, is now active as T6/IZ1CCK from Herat, Afghanistan, until December. He is there as a Brigade Alpine "Taurinense" in the Italian Army. Activity has been mainly on 20 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via IZ1BWB, direct or by the Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1323 July 24, 2017]

VK9C, COCOS (KEELING) ISLAND. Andy, VK9CC, reports, "Please note I am back on the air from Cocos Islands, no regular skeds, mostly on CW, on 80 and 160 meters now. Best 73." Read his QRZ.com page for more interesting details.
-[OPDX # 1321 July 10, 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]

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]