3D2RRR Rotuma –now QRT
The 3D2RRR log is now on Club Log. Team made 64000 QSOs (over 50K on FT8). First LoTW
upload soon for those who applied for a card via Club Log. Meantime, here’s some pictures taken
during the DXpedition. You can found many more pics on their Facebook page.
3Y0J Bouvet 2023 –update
In late April we successfully conducted a 4-day vessel inspection in Brazil that ended with a very
good result. The inspection was carried out by a 3rd party vessel inspector and covered more than
105 checkpoints. The vessel inspection focused on safety equipment, instruments, navigation,
engines/machinery, deck, tenders, fuel & fluids, interior, and exterior. Marama is in very good
condition and hence the overall feedback is positive. The vessel went through significant upgrades
with regards to machinery and engines in 2021 and has since been tested for years, most lately
during the previous Antarctica season. The inspection file resulted in a punch list of only a few
minor items to be followed up, no major findings during the 4-day inspection.
9N7AA –update by QRZ.com
6 meters is finally coming up and after several hundred JA and Asia stations the first EU contacts
were logged today. I will focus on 6m during June and July, with a gap of a few days from 6-9
June. The majority of activity will be over the weekends and from around 11:00Z onwards during
QRM continues to be prohibitive for any normal CW/SSB on 20m and below, where even FT8
struggles with signals heavily plagued by the local interference/QRM. Higher bands are
surprisingly good with substantially less QRM. Please note that 60m band is not permitted in
3D2UR Fiji WSPR
Since the 6th of June 2022, the 3D2UR WSPR beacon is now online on a 24h basis and
transmitting on a roster of frequencies between the 80m and 10m bands using 200mW. More
information about this project can be found here. This is a first for Fiji and will be very useful for
studies of ionospheric propagation on the HF bands. Below are photos of the setup using a multi–
band end–fed antenna on a 10m fiberglass pole atop a balcony on the third floor of the Physics
building at the University of the South Pacific. The setup team included Antoine 3D2AG, Phill
3D2TS and Mr Neil Singh, in charge of the laboratory.
This week on air
This can change daily, please visit https://www.dx-world.net/ for updates.
6O, SOMALIA Ali, EP3CQ is once again operating as 6O1OO from Mogadishu. Operation on
HF using FT8 so far. QSL via QRZ.com details.
9X, RWANDA Harold DF2WO is once again active as 9X2AW from Kigali until June 22. Operation
from 160 to 10 meter using CW, SSB and digi. QSL via M0OXO OQRS.
C5, THE GAMBIA Look for C5C once again until June 7. Operators are Abdel M0NPT, Gerard
F5NVF and Luc F5RAV. A side trip to Bijol Island is possible.
FG, GUADELOUPE Reiner, DL2AAZ is active as TO2AZ until June 10. Activity from 40 to 10
meter using CW and SSB. QSL via home call.
FK, NEW CALEDONIA Jean-Louis, F5NHJ is active during his spare time until June 7 as FK/call.
Operation from 160 to 6 meter with focus on RTTY and FT4/8. QSL via LoTW and Club Log OQRS.
J6, ST LUCIA Bill, K9HZ is once again operating as J68HZ until June 24. Activity from
160 to 10 meter. QSL via home call, direct only, LoTW, Club Log OQRS.
JD1, OGASAWARA Nobu, JA0JHQ is once again active as JD1BOW until June 19.
Operation using CW, SSB with some FT8. An entry in the All Asian DX CW contest is
included (June 18-19). QSL via LoTW or via home call direct.
JD1, OGASAWARA ISL Makoto, JI5RPT will once again be operating as JD1BLY between
June 11-14. Operation from 40 to 6 meter using CW, SSB and digi. QSL via home call.
JT, MONGOLIA Andrey R9YU and Gennady R5QA are operating as JV0YU from Bayan-lgii
until June 10. Activity from 160 to 70 cm using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via RW6HS.
JW, SVALBARD Peter, DL5FF will be QRV as JW/call between June 9 and June 12.
Operation on HF using CW. QSL via home call, bureau or direct.
JX, JAN MAYEN Rune LA7QY and Helge LB4MI are active as JX7QY and JX/LB4MI from
Jan Mayen until the beginning of October. Operation during their spare time.
S9, SAO TOME Look for Ryan K0EFW as S9EFW during June 14-19. Activity on 40, 20, 15 and
10 meter using SSB. QSL via home call, LoTW.
TG, GUATEMALA Stephen, K4IM is once again operating as TG9AWS until October. Operation
from 160 to 10 meter with focus on RTTY. QSL via home call, direct , LoTW, OQRS Club Log.
TR, GABON Roland, F8EN is once again operating as TR8CR until end July. Activity on 40, 30
and 20 meter using CW. QSL via F6AJA direct or bureau.
V4, ST KITTS John, W5JON is once again active as V47JA from Calypso Bay. Activity from 160
to 6 meter using SSB and FT8. QSL via home call, LoTW.
V5, NAMIBIA Paul, ZS2PS operates 100% mobile and is active until mid-June. Operation on 80,
60, 40, 30, 20 and 10 meter. QSL via LoTW.
VP8, FALKLAND ISLANDS Dave, VP8CLE (G1OCN) has published the following info:
Advanced Notice of VPFF activations from mid-May to mid-June 2022.
A recent activation of VPFF-8112, East Bay, FD98XB by Bobby VP8ADR/P proved very successful.
Further activations are planned of the following:
VPFF-8135 Volunteer and Cow Bay
VPFF-8130 Stanley Common and Cape Pembroke Peninsula including Cape Pembroke Lighthouse
VPFF-8132 The Narrows
VPFF-8105 Bertha’s Beach
VPFF-8121 Moss Side
VPFF-8108 Cape Dolphin
ZC4, UK SOVEREIGN BASE AREAS CYPRUS Dave, G4WXJ is once again operating as ZC4RH
until June 15. Activity from 40 to 10 meter using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW, home call
bureau or direct.
Coming up soon
JD1, OGASAWARA ISL Harry, JG7PSJ will once again be QRV as JD1BMH from June 18 until
June 26. Operation from 40 to 10 meter using CW, SSB and RTTY.
Z2, ZIMBABWE The Russian DXpedition Team will be operating from June 17 until June 29 as
Z21RU. Active with 5 stations on all bands, 50 Mhz and SAT QO-100. More on
This week on air
AF-060 Bijol Isl Team C5B will once again be QRV on June 7 between 0900-1600z. Planning is
AS-200 Shodo Isl Take, JS6RRR and Take JI3DST are operating as call/5 until July 4. QRV from
80 meter to 70cm using CW, SSB and digi.
JI3DST/5 (mainly for DX)
JJ5RBH (mainly for JA)
JS6RRR/5 (mainly for JA)
JS6RRR/P (for FT8)
Please check QRZ.com for QSL info.
EU-017 Lipari Isl Francesco, IK6QON is active in ‘holiday–style’ as ID9/call. QRV until June 10
from 80 to 6 meter using CW and SSB. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
EU-054 Favignana Isl Members of the Italian DXpedition Team will be active in ‘holiday–style’
as IF9IDT between June 10-16. Operation from 80 to 6 meter using CW, SSB and FT8.
EU-125 Romo Isl Stefan, DL7AOS is QRV as 5P5K until June 18. Activity in ‘holiday–style’ with
efforts from 80 to 6 meter using SSB and digi.
EU-137 Ven Isl Lars, SM3CUK is once again active as SA6G/7 until June 12. Operation in
‘holiday–style’ from 40 to 10 meter using CW with some SSB. QSL via home call, LoTW and Club
EU-174 Diaporos Isl Oliver, DK7TX will is active as SV8/call until June 11. QRV in ‘holiday–
style’ on HF. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, LoTW.
EU-189 Isle of Rockall A team with Nobby G0VJG is operating as MM0UKI/P from the most
inhospitable places on Earth. Operation until June 19. Nobby will be the sole operator for 1-2
days depending the weather. QSL via M0OXO, OQRS. https://www.rockall2022.org/
NA-062 Shelter Key Len, K1NU will be active as call/4 during June 11-18. Activity in ‘holiday–
style’ with a focus on 6 meter FT8, also planned from 20 to 10 meter using CW and FT8. QSL via
home call direct, LoTW or Club Log.
Coming up soon
AS-084 Sangch’uja Isl Han DS2GOO and Lee 6K5CEW will be active as call/4 during June 17-
19. Activity from 40 to 10 meter using CW, SSB and digi. QSL via home call.
AS-117 Otsu Isl Kenji, JA4GXS will once again be active as call/4 on June 18-19. Operation on
40, 20, 17, 15 and 6 meter using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via home cal