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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 November 12, 2017)

EIDXA January 2018 Meeting
The next EIDXA meeting will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 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.

January 2018 Eastern Iowa DXer
The January 2018 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:
    https://groups.google.com/group/eastern-iowa-dx-association
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 January 14, 2018)

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.


3W, VIETNAM. Dirk, DF2XG, is now active as 3W9XG from Hai Phong. Length of his stay is unknown at this time. He is there working as a project manager for an industrial project in Quang Ngai. He states that he may be relocated to the Quang Ngai Province at beginning of 2018. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using a FT-991 (with a key) into a random wire running only 20 watts. He was heard this past week on 20 meters CW around 1115z. QSL via info on QRZ.com.
-[OPDX # 1343 December 11, 2017]

3YØZ BOUVET DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release #11, dated January 13th). Heavy sea ice east and north of King George Island has made navigation between King George Island and Bouvet slow and of increased risk.  We will therefore depart from Punta Arenas and sail directly to Bouvet. This has necessitated changes to preparations. That process is underway and moving as fast as possible.   Our sailing time to Bouvet is now estimated at 14 days. We estimate that our sailing date and QRV date will move back 24 to 36 hours.  Our QRT date will be extended as necessary to provide everyone with the best possible chance of working Bouvet.
  K4UEE – Bob
  LA6VM - Erling
  KØIR  -  Ralph
-[OPDX # 1347 January 15, 2018]

4S, SRI LANKA. Takayuki, JI1SHQ, has reportedly moved to Sri Lanka (AS-003) at the end of June, and will be active as 4S7TNG for the next several years. He is preparing his antenna and will soon be able to be on the air. Activity will be mainly on 30 and 20 meters using mainly CW. His station is an Icom IC-706MK2G transceiver (50w) into a V-type Dipole, using two mobile whips; its height is approx. 60m. QSL via JI1SHQ by the Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1340 November 20, 2017]

4X, ISRAEL. Larry, K2LS, will once again be active as 4X/K2LS from Ramat Bet Shemesh (Holyland Grid G18JS) between January 10th and February 6th. Activity will be mainly on CW. QSL via K2LS, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1343 December 11, 2017]

5R, MADAGASCAR. Marco, ON8XB, is once again active as 5R8XB from Madagascar (AF-013). The length of his stay is unknown at this time. Most of his activities have been on 20 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
-[OPDX # 1342 December 4, 2017]

5V, TOGO. John, N9MDH, will be active as 5V1JE from Lomé until end of May 2018, more or less. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (he likes the 30m band) using SSB and the Digital modes. He will use an Icom IC-7300 transceiver into a Gap Titan antenna. QSL via eQSL or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1340 November 20, 2017]

5W, SAMOA. To celebrate his 20th anniversary for being on the air, look for Atsu, 5W1SA, to be active as 5W2ØSAMOA throughout 2018 on HF and 6 meters. He has been on Samoa (OC-097) since 1998 and has logged approximately 100K QSOs. QSL via LoTW (preferred), eQSL after confirming LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. Atsu states (about paper QSLs), "After 20 years operating and living in Samoa, there is not enough budget available for QSL card printing. If anyone offers me part of cost or actual printed card, please contact myself or my QSL manager JA1DXA (Katsu) for arrangement."
-[OPDX # 1346 January 8, 2018]

6O, SOMALIA. Operators Ken/LA7GIA and Adrian/KO8SCA continue to be active as 6O6O from Somalia until January 16th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. They seem to have Internet access available at their site because they are posting QSOs to ClubLog and LoTW. Paper QSL cards are via MØOXO and his OQRS. JUST A REMINDER: Adrian informs OPDX that Somalia is a country ravaged by poverty and war, but it is slowly returning to normal. Their DXpedition will also have a humanitarian aspect. Both Ken and Adrian will pay for all the DXpedition expenses. All money raised during the DXpedition will go to the not-for-profit Doctors Without Borders (DWOB) [see the following Web page  http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org] which recently returned to Somalia (see http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/country-region/somalia) after an absence of a few years. They have also set up a dedicated PayPal address for these donations <6o6o@la7gia.com>. Closing date for donations is February 1st, 2018, when donations will be wire transferred to DWOB.
-[OPDX # 1346 January 8, 2018]

6Y, JAMAICA (Reminder/Update). Members of the JA3 DX Vacation Group will be active as 6Y6J from Southfield at Josh's, 6Y5WJ, St. Elizabeth QTH between January 11-22nd. Operators mentioned are Shozo/JA3HJI, Tsuguya/JA3UJR, Kunio/JH3LSS, Munekazu/JI3DNN and Masumi/JA3AVO. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via JA3AVO, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. They have a Web page up at:  http://ja3avo.jp/6y6j.htm
-[OPDX # 1346 January 8, 2018]

7Q, MALAWI. John, N6JW, is now (since January 4th) active as 7Q7JW. Length of his stay is not known at this time. Activity has been on 40/20 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
-[OPDX # 1347 January 15, 2018]

9Z4, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. Thomas, DL9OBQ, is now active as 9Z4/DL9OBQ from Saint Augustine, Trinidad Island (SA-011), until February 7th, 2018. Activity will be on 30/17/15 meters using mostly CW. QSL via his home callsign by the Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1346 January 8, 2018]

A7, QATAR. Members of the Lufthansa Amateur Radio Club (LARC) in cooperation with the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS - A71A) are once again active as A71DLH until January 17th. Their activity will be on all bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Operators for this year's 2018 operation are Mustapha/DL1BDF, Wolfgang/DK2DO and Michael/DF4HRT. They will send their QSLs via the DARC Bureau or QSL via their QSL Manager DLØLH. Online log will be available at:  http://tinyurl.com/yah4ync4
-[OPDX # 1347 January 15, 2018]

C6, BAHAMAS. Steve, KG4LJB, is once again active as C6AJB from Eleuthera Island (NA-001) until January 20th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands most evenings and early mornings, as time permits. QSL via his home callsign. ADDED NOTE: Check out Steve's QRZ.com page for update and pictures.
-[OPDX # 1347 January 15, 2018]

CARIBBEAN/PACIFIC TOURS. Operators Helmut/DDØVR and YL Bigi/DE3BW will be traveling throughout the Caribbean at the end of December and the beginning of the new year. Their tentative schedule is as followings:
   December 17-31st -- From Barbados (NA-021); signing 8PØVR (pending)
   December 31st-January 10th -- From Martinique (NA-107); signing FM/DDØVR
   January 10th     -- possible quick visit to St. Lucia
   January 10-14th  -- From Dominica (NA-101); signing J7ØVR
   January 14-20th  -- From Guadeloupe (NA-102); signing FG/DDØVR
Look for them to be active on 40-10 meters (IOTA freqs.) using CW and SSB; mainly QRP. QSL via DDØVR, direct or by the Bureau. ADDED NOTE: Helmut has mentioned that they are making plans to go to South Pacific in 2018. Islands mentioned are Fiji (3D2), Samoa (5W), Tonga (A3) and Aitutaki Island (E5, OC-083), South Cook Islands.
-[OPDX # 1342 December 4, 2017]

CE9, ANTARCTICA. Nikolai, RW6ACM, is currently active as RI1ANA from the Molodezhnaya Base Station (WAP RUS-08, IOTA AN-016) until sometime in February. Activity will be limited to his spare time on all HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via RN1ON, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.
-[OPDX # 1346 January 8, 2018]

E3, ERITREA 2018 DXPEDITION (Press Release). [edited] "E31A The FGC Radio Team will active from Eritrea between 14-23 Jan 2018" -- Operators Zorro, JH1AJT, will travel to Asmara, Eritrea, with Franz/DJ9ZB, Dima/RA9USU, Yan/RZ3FW and Champ/E21EIC. They will be on CW, SSB and RTTY on 160m-6m. Main purpose of this trip is to support the Eritrea National Olympic Committee (E.N.O.C). The SEISA's group will "coordinate pre-game training camp" for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and select students for a scholarship program at the SEISA Kokusai Junior High School and University. QSL via JH1AJT. A OQRS will be available at ClubLog's OQRS after his return to Japan. Support: FGC - Foundation for Global Children http://www.fgc.or.jp/english/
-[OPDX # 1346 January 8, 2018]

E3, ERITREA 2018 DXPEDITION NEWS. Zorro, JH1AJT, and the E31A FGC Radio Team will commemorate the upcoming January 14-23rd operation in a memory of Dave, K3LP (SK). See OPDX.1346 for more details.
ADDED NOTES: See the following URLs for special tributes in a memory of Dave, K3LP/SK:
   By Tom, K8CX   -- http://hamgallery.com/Tribute/K3LP
   By Paul, N6PSE -- http://tinyurl.com/yayps6o9
   By Valerie, NV9L -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHPqahBWE5Q
   ARRL Web Page  -- http://tinyurl.com/y79cx95t
   Great Interview by K3LP -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3fjnh7dfD0
-[OPDX # 1347 January 15, 2018]

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Rieder, HB9FIH, will once again be active as EA8/HB9FIH from El Hierro Island (AF-004) [is the smallest and farthest south and west of the Canary Islands] between December 12th and the end of March 2018. Activity will be 80-10 meters (possibly 6m) using 100 watts, and mainly on CW, RTTY, PSK and some SSB. When he operates portable (SOTA HI-001), activity will be on 40/30/20 meters using CW. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or by the Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1343 December 11, 2017]

EI, IRELAND (Special Event). Look for special event station, EI5ØAOM, to be active between January and March 2018. Activity is to remember the 50th anniversary and tragic event/crash of the Aer Lingus Viscount airliner and to honor the 61 lives lost. It still represents the largest single loss of life in Irish civil aviation history. The station will devote one day beginning January 22nd to remember each of the four crew and 57 passengers who died with operations culminating on the 50th anniversary of the crash, March 24th, 2018. QSL via EI2KA, direct with 2 USDs and self-addressed envelope or via the Bureau. Log will be uploaded periodically to LoTW for non-paper confirmations. For more information see:  http://www.qrz.com/db/EI50AOM
-[OPDX # 1345 December 25, 2017]

HP, PANAMA (Reminder/Update). Will, AA4NC, will be active as HP1/AA4NC from Panama between January 10-24th. He will be operating portable from several different call areas in Panama. Activity will be holiday style on 160-6 meters with 100 watts and wire antennas. Modes of operations will include CW, SSB, RTTY and possibly other Digital modes. QSL via AA4NC, direct (w/SASE) or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1346 January 8, 2018]

JW, SVALBARD. Erik, LA2US, will once again be active as JW2US from Bear Island (IOTA EU-027) for the next 6 months starting in early December. Activity will be limited to his spare time and he will operate on various HF Bands mostly CW at the lower band edges and IOTA frequencies. Also, on this trip he will be on BPSK, FT8 and RTTY. Equipment is a FT-450D, Signalink USB, Expert 1K-FA and a OCFD antenna. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW or eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1339 November 13, 2017]

JW, SVALBARD. Morten, LA4JSA, will be active as JW4JSA, from Bear Island [Bjørnøya] (EU-027), until June 1st, 2018. He is there on a work assignment. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign.
-[OPDX # 1343 December 11, 2017]

K, UNITED STATES (Rare Grid). Operators Pi/K1RV, Barbara/N1NS, Rick/N1DC, Martin/N1VH, Henry/K1WCC and possibly others will activate the rare grid FN51 (inside the large Coast Guard Building - Coast Guard Beach) on January 18-19th, for the 2018 ARRL International Grid Chase! Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB and possibly FT-8. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. For more details on the ARRL International Grid Chase, see: http://tinyurl.com/yaywgybx 
-[OPDX # 1346 January 8, 2018]

KH1 BAKER ISLAND DXPEDITION (Press Release #3, dated December 15th). The Dateline DX Association is pleased to announce the callsign for its DXpedition to Baker Island in June 2018. The Association already has the callsign KH7Z so we will identify our location and call as KH1/KH7Z. Visiting a remote DX location like Baker Island is an expensive under- taking. Our budget is over $400,000 and 50% of this cost is being under- written by the team members. That still leaves a large amount of fund- raising. Do you need KH1 for an ATNO? This is the first DXpedition to Baker and Howland Islands since 2002. The FWS ruling that allowed this trip prevents another DXpedition for 10 years. Please help make this happen by donating at our website <Baker2018.net>. A 50% deposit on our vessel is due December 31, 2017, so we have an immediate need for our 2017 fundraising. Please remember that NCDXF members may direct donations above $250 through the Northern California DX Foundation to qualify for a tax deduction. The specific details as well as general donation instructions are on our website at <http://www.baker2018.net/pages/donate.html>
  Thanks for helping make this happen.
  The Dateline DX Association
  Don Greenbaum, N1DG, Tom Harrell, N4XP, and Kevin Rowett, K6TD co-leaders
-[OPDX # 1344 December 18, 2017]

PJ2, CURACAO. Joeke, PAØVDV, will once again be active as PJ2/PAØVDV from Curacao (SA-099) between January 16th and February 8th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW only. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1346 January 8, 2018]

TI, COSTA RICA. Nate, N4YDU, will once again be active as TI7W from the Guanacaste Province during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 17-18th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via W4FS or LoTW. Also, look for him to sign as TI7/N4YDU prior to the contest.
-[OPDX # 1346 January 8, 2018]

V3, BELIZE. Paul, VE3AXT, is once again active as V31AX in the northern part of the country, Consejo Shores, Corozal, until April 4th. His rig is an IC-7000 with 100 watts into a G5RV dipole. QSL via MØURX and OQRS. Bureau QSLs are via OQRS ONLY at <http://m0urx.com/oqrs>. Please do not send YOUR QSL card via the Bureau. For more info and pictures, see his V31AX QRZ.com Web page.
-[OPDX # 1346 January 8, 2018]

VK, AUSTRALIA (Special Event). Look for Lee, VK3GK, to be active as VI7ØHI, a special callsign issued to commemorate the first ANARE Expedition to Heard Island in December 1947, until February 28th, and he will also be in the 15th Antarctic Activity Week (February 17-25th). Activity will be on all HF bands, 160-10 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and possibly the Digital modes. PLEASE NOTE: This activity is from mainland Australia (OC-001) and NOT from Heard Island. The VI7ØHI has a WAP reference number of WAP-288 and it can be used for the WAP Awards. A special commemorative QSL card will be available after completion of the activation via MØOXO, direct, by his OQRS <https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/logsearch.php> or LoTW. For more details, see QRZ.com.
-[OPDX # 1346 January 8, 2018]

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. John, N9EAJ, will be active as VP5/N9EAJ from Grand Turk Island (NA-003) between December 27th and February 4th, 2018. He states, "Please be patient with me as I am not a skilled contester nor DXpeditioner, just an average operator that does not have much experience with pileups, but enjoys “playing radio”. This is not a DXpedition - I will be balancing radio along with snorkeling, diving, fishing, and relaxing with friends and family." Activity will be on 40-10 meters, possibly 80m, using CW and SSB. He will (if all goes according to plan) have a Kenwood 590 with an Elecraft KPA500 amp into a CrankIR close to the water’s edge. He hopes to post his logs to LoTW and ClubLog, "IF" internet access has been restored to the villa - it was knocked out with the passing of hurricane Irma. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau (slow).
-[OPDX # 1342 December 4, 2017]

VP8/H, SOUTH SHETLANDS ISLANDS (Special Event). Alex, UA1OJL/RI1ANO, will be active with the special callsign, RI5ØANO, from King George Island (AN-010) between January 1st and March 31st. The special callsign is to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Bellingshausen station. Activity will be limited to his spare time and on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via RN1ON, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. ADDED NOTE: A special diploma is planned...
-[OPDX # 1342 December 4, 2017]

VQ9, CHAGOS ISLANDS. Jim, ND9M/VQ9JC, is once again active with a special callsign, VQ92ØJC. Watch for his activity on 17 meters using mainly CW. QSL via his home callsign.
-[OPDX # 1346 January 8, 2018]

XT2, BURKINA FASO (Update). Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as XT2AW from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, between January 8-22nd. Activity is usually 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/>. ADDED NOTE: Harald, DF2WO, also mentioned he will be active as D44TWO from Praia Baixa, Cape Verde, sometime in May.
-[OPDX # 1346 January 8, 2018]

YJ, VANUATU. Chris, VK2NYA/VK2YUS, will once again be active as YJØCA from Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035), possibly between January 9-17th. Activity will be on 40 and 20 meters SSB only. QSL via his home callsign direct.
-[OPDX # 1346 January 8, 2018]

YS, EL SALVADOR. Markus, HB9KNA, is now active as YS1/HB9KNA from La Libertad (WW Loc. EK53hl) until May 2018. He moved there in early December and is waiting for his permanent residence papers so that he can apply for his YS callsign. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB. Currently, there is NOT a QSL route (no Bureau, no e-QSL or LoTW).
-[OPDX # 1346 January 8, 2018]

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Andy, MØHLT, is now active as ZD8AC from Georgetown for the next two years. Activity will be limited to his spare time. He hopes to be on the air Saturday afternoons on 20 or 15 meters on/near the RSGB IOTA frequencies. He will be using his TS-50 and a Spider beam (40-10m). QSL via eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1346 January 8, 2018]



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4S, SRI LANKA. Peter, DCØKK, is once again active as 4S7KKG from Moragalla, Sri Lanka (AS-003, WLOTA 0762) between November 1st and March 25th. Activity will be mainly on CW and the Digital modes with operation on 20-10 meters. QSL via DCØKK, by the Bureau (preferred) or direct (see QRZ.com). LoTW on request. All QSLs for all QSOs will be sent via the QSL Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1334 October 9, 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]

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]

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]

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:
  http://www.rwandadx.com
-[OPDX # 1324 July 31, 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]

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]

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 RN1ONClubLog'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]