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 July 30, 2016)

EIDXA Meeting Minutes:
The minutes for the EIDXA meeting of July 29, 2016 are now available on the "Meetings" page.

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Next EIDXA meeting:
The next EIDXA meeting will be Friday, July 29, 2016. The "Meetings" page has all the details.

July 2016 Eastern Iowa DXer
The July 2016 edition of the Eastern Iowa DXer has been posted! Jerry, WWØE, has produced another not-to-be-missed edition, loaded with some great humor, a profile of a "new" member, and recent accomplishments of several other club members. (I say "new" member in quotes because this is a charter member who has just rejoined the club!) The PDF is available for download on the "Newsletter" page.

DX News      (Updated July 30, 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

5R, MADAGASCAR. John, IK5BCM, is now active as 5R8BC from Nosy Be Island (AF-057) until August 2nd. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and possibly the Digital modes. Equipment is an Icom 706 and Yaesu 897 using 100 watts into an Inverted V Dipole antenna. QSL via his home callsign, LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS or eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1275 July 25, 2016]

COWS OVER THE WORLD (Update). Tom, KCØW, and his all-CW "Cows Over the World" DXpeditions still continues and is now active as T2COW from Tuvalu until August 18th. Activity will be CW only on 160-6 meters using a K3 with a KPA500 amp (500 watts) into vertical antennas over salt water. He will be in all major CW contests. He updates his activities on his upcoming operations on QRZ.com. His tentative schedule is as follows:
     Tuvalu (T2)              : July 19th-August 18th
     Vanuatu (YJ)             : August 20th-September 21st
     Western Kiribati (T3ØCOW): September 24th-October 24th
     Solomon Islands  (H44COW): October 25th-November 26th
     Returns to Samoa (5WØCOW): November 27th-???
     Tokelau (ZK3)            : ???
     Temotu Province (H4Ø)    : (Depends on Tokelau)
     Bangladesh (S2)          : Exact dates unknown.
     Nepal (9N)               : Exact dates unknown.
     Bhutan (A5)              : Exact dates unknown.

QSL via KCØW direct only. A log search will be available on ClubLog. He does not use LoTW. See QRZ.com for more details and updates.
-[OPDX # 1275 August 1, 2016]

D2, ANGOLA. Eddy, CT1CRS, is now active as D2XX from Luanda. The length of his stay is currently "undetermined" he informs. Activity so far has been on 17 meters SSB. However, Eddy, states his station is a Yaesu FT-847 with 100 watts into four dipoles antennas (40/20/17/15/10m). QSL via his home callsign.
-[OPDX # 1269 June 13, 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]

JD1, MINAMI TORISHIMA. Take, JG8NQJ, is once again active as JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island in the Minami Torishima (OC-073, JCG 10007) group for the next couple of 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 also on 20/15/12/10/6 meters CW. QSL via JA8CJY or by the Bureau via JG8NQJ.
-[OPDX # 1275 July 25, 2016]

JW, SVALBARD (Reminder). Helge, LB5WB, will be active as JW/LB5WB from Spitsbergen (EU-026) between July 29th and August 1st. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1275 July 25, 2016]

JW, SAVLBARD. Jay, MØUNN, is now active as JW/MØUNN from Svalbard (EU-026). The length of his stay is unknown. Activity has been on 20 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
-[OPDX # 1269 June 13, 2016]

OJØ, MARKET REEF. Operators Dietmar/DL3DXX, Rene/DL2JRM, DJ4XX and Robin/DO2XX will be active as OJØDX from Market Reef (EU-053) between August 11-16th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. The team plans to be in the Worked All Europe (WAE) CW Contest (August 13-14th). QSL via DL3DXX.
-[OPDX # 1275 August 1, 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]

ST2, SUDAN. Magdi, ST2M, is now active using the special callsign ST2AC from Khartoum, Sudan, for the 18th Arab League Conference. Activity is on various HF bands (QSN reported on 20m SSB - 14312 kHz between 0330-0600z). QSL via ST2M.
-[OPDX # 1275 August 1, 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]

YJ8, VANUATU. Rod, YJ8RN, will once again be active as YJ8RN/P from Loh Island (OC-110), Torres Islands, between July 25th and August 20th. Activity will be on various HF bands using SSB. QSL via NZ4DX.
-[OPDX # 1274 July 18, 2016]

ZA, ALBANIA. Pisti, HA5OJ, is now active as ZA/HA5OJ from Vlora until August 5th. Activity is expected to be on 40-6 meters using CW only. QSNs his activity has been mostly on 40 and 20 meters. He reportedly is using a multi-band vertical. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1275 August 1, 2016]

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Thorsten, DO2JX, is now active as ZD8JX from Georgetown, Ascension Island (AF-003). The length of his stay is not known at this time. Activity has been on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1268 June 6, 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]

YVØ AVES ISLAND. Terry, WØAWL, reports that rumors from a week or so ago regarding the impossibility of any future YVØ expeditions may not have been true. Radi, F6GNZ, reports that RCV has already received all necessary permissions and has been assigned the callsign YVØAI. They are now only awaiting scheduling of their transportation to the island, so things are looking up! Keep in mind that none of this is official at this time, so the situation could change. Watch this space for updates!
-[Thanks to WØAWL for this info - April 14, 2016]