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 DX-calendar No. 1109-10 

SM3CVM is compiling a DX-calendar almost every week, with lots of DX-news with dates, frequencies, modes, operators, web sites and QSL-route if known.

Compiled by SM3CVM - Lars Aronsson - 2011-Feb-27
The DX-calendar is published at: http://www.sk3bg.se/contest/

DX-Calendars 2011

ALBANIA; ZA/I2GPT by I2GPT, IK2PGM, IW2HKW, IW2JOP, IZ2BKP and IZ2QCP
from March, 9th to 13th on 17, 20, 30 and 40 meters for CW and SSB
operations. QSL via buro or direct via Home Call.
Info on I2GPT.COM or QRZ.COM.

ST - SOUTH SUDAN; The south of Sudan is going to become independent soon.
As it looks right now the south of Sudan may declare its independence
on July 9. It is very likely that the new country will get a new name
without "Sudan" in its name. There are already two DXpedition teams
ready to be there in time.

- 28/2         EAST MALAYSIA; 9M8XRO/8 and 9M8Z/P OC-165
               from Pulau Satang Besar by 9M6XRO (CW) and 9M6DXX (SSB).
               They will run two stations with linear amplifiers to
               a Hexbeam and verticals located on the ocean. QSL for both
               callsigns via MØURX (direct or bureau), and LoTW.
               Alternatively, QSLs may be requested using M0URX’s
               OQRS form at http://www.m0urx.com/qsl-request-form

- 28/2         CAMBODIA; XU7SSB
               by JA2EZD. QSL via his Laos address (see QRZ.com info).

- 28/2         KUWAIT; 9K5Ø
               Amateur radio operators from Kuwait are allowed to use
               special prefix 9K5Ø to celebrate the 50th anniversary of
               the independence of their country. The Kuwait Amateur Radio
               Society (KARS) will operate as 9K5ØNLD on 24-28 February.

- 28/2         ARGENTINA; LU1EEZ/D and LU7CAW/D SA-055
               from Martin Garcia Island. Activity will be on 80-10
               meters. QSL LU1EEZ/D direct and LU7CAW/D by the Bureau.

- 28/2         CANADA; CJ1 and CK1
               Amateur radio operators in the Province of Nova Scotia will
               be permitted to use special prefixes CJ1 and CK1 during
               the entire month of February to celebrate the 2011 Canada
               Games to be held in Halifax. VA1 stations will be allowed
               to use the special prefix CJ1, while VE1 stations will use
               the special prefix CK1.

- 1/3          BELIZE; V31TF
               by DG7RO. Activity will be holiday style on 160-10 meters
               using mainly SSB and RTTY, and possibly CW. He will use
               a FT-857 w/100 Watts into a dipole and longwire antenna.
               Also, look for him to be active in the CQ WPX RTTY Contest
               (February 12-13th), ARRL DX CW Contest (February 19-20th)
               and CQ WW 160M SSB Contest (February 25-27th), possibly
               as V31GW.

- 1/3          BONAIRE; PJ4 SA-006
               by CX3AN. He will operate in his spare time with a callsign
               to be announced upon arrival. QSL via home call.

- 2/3          BRUNEI; V85 OC-088
               by 9M6XRO and 9M6DXX. Callsigns are yet to be confirmed,
               but may be V85/GD3OOK and V85/G4JVG or V85/9M6XRO and
               V85/9M8Z. QSL for both callsigns via MØURX (direct or
               bureau), and LoTW. Alternatively, QSLs may be requested
               using MØURX’s OQRS form at
               http://www.m0urx.com/qsl-request-form

- 3/3          SABA and ST. EUSTATIUS; PJ6/G4IUF NA-145
               from Saba, active holiday style. He will operate CW and SSB
               on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via home call.

- 3/3          MARTINIQUE; FM/F5LBG
               Activity will be holiday style, QRP and using 5 Watts.
               Look for him daily around 1000z and 1800z. The suggested
               frequencies are: 10106, 14060 and 18096 kHz. QSL via F5LBG
               when he is back home, direct or by the Bureau.

- 3/3          UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; WA2USA/4 NA-085
               from St. George Island. He will be QRV on 160-10 metres
               RTTY, CW and SSB. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.

- 5/3          COCOS KEELING ISLANDS; VK9C/G6AY OC-003
               from West Island by G3SWH and G3RTE. Our activity will be
               on CW only on all bands 80-10 meters. There will be no 160,
               6 meters or EME activity. Propagation permitting, we plan
               to have two stations on the air for as many hours every day
               as is possible. Our main objective is to work as many
               European, North American and ROTW stations on as many
               different bands as possible and plan to make at least
               15.000 QSOs. QSL via G3SWH, either direct with SAE and
               adequate return postage (recommended), via Phil’s web site
               for a bureau reply or via the bureau. There is more
               information at http://www.g3swh.org.uk/vk9c-g6ay.html

- 5/3          HAITI; HH4/homecall
               by K4QD and AF4Z. They will operate 80-10 metres CW, SSB
               and RTTY as time permits. QSL via home calls.

- 5/3          BARBADOS; 8P
               by KA1YMX on vacation. Activity will be on CW and SSB
               using an Elecraft K2. No other details are available.
               QSL via his home callsign.

- 6/3          DOMINICA; J79AN NA-101
               by DL7JAN. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, possibly
               80 meters, using CW, SSB and RTTY. He plans to make
               a special effort to listen for Asia especially to JA.
               QSL via DL7JAN, direct or by the Bureau.

- 7/3          SENEGAL; 6V7T
               from La Somone by F5RAV. Activity will be on SSB and PSK31,
               and on 160-10 meters (including 17 and 12 m with a dipole
               only). He is planning to be in the French REF SSB Contest
               (February 26-27th) and the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March
               5-6th). QSL only direct to his home callsign.
               See details on QRZ.com

- 7/3          COLOMBIA; HK3JCL
               by DK8LRF, preferably on on 20 and 40 m. He will also
               give Pactor and PSK31 a try. QSL for HK3JCL via DK8LRF
               via bureau or direct.

- 7/3          GUATEMALA; TG7/N6HD
               He plans to operate CW and SSB on 160-10 metres.
               QSL via home call.

- 8/3          TANZANIA; 5H
               from Ilembula by IK2GZU, while doing volunteer work for
               the local mission. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY using
               the mission’s 3-element tribander fixed to Europe, plus
               verticals or dipoles "for the other bands" (160 m and 80 m
               are unlikely). QSL via IK2GZU (bureau preferred) and LoTW.
               Log search and an on-line QSL request form will be avilable
               at http://www.buffoli-pm.it/

- 8/3          CANARY ISLANDS; EA8/homecall
               by IK1PMR and PA3LEO. Activity will be holiday style
               on 160-6 meters. QSL via PA3LEO or to the LoTW.

- 8/3          GUANTANAMO BAY; KG4AS, KG4KL, KG4SS and KG4WV
               by N4SIA (KG4AS, QSL via N4SIA), KN4KL (KG4KL, QSL via
               KN4KL), K4MIL (KG4SS, QSL via K4MIL) and W4WV (KG4WV,
               QSL via W4WV) to be active on all bands and modes.

- 10/3         GRENADA; J37BO and J37RO
               by K4LTA (J37BO) and K4UPS (J37RO). Activity will be on
               all HF bands. Look for J38A during the ARRL DX CW Contest
               (February 19-20th). QSL J37BO and J38A via K4LTA and J37RO
               via K4UPS.

- 10/3         GRENADA; J38RF
               by KE4TG. His primary interest is the digital modes using
               a K3 with a G5RV and phased vertical antennas. Please note
               that he will try to be active on 60 meters on channel 5.
               QSL via his home callsign.

- 11/3         CANARY ISLANDS; EG8ISS
               to publicize the first contact to be made between the 
               International Space Station and a school in the Canary
               Islands. All of the QSOs will be confirmed by a special
               QSL card "that will be automatically mailed to your QRZ.com
               address". The website for this event can be found at
               http://www.isscontact.eu/

- 12/3         ECUADOR; HC1MD
               from Tumbaco, Pichincha Province by NE8Z. He will operate
               CW, SSB and RTTY on 80-10 metres. On 4-8 March he will be
               active as HC1MD/HC4 from Canoa, Manabi Province
               on 40-10 metres CW and SSB. QSL via K8LJG.

- 13/3         SRI LANKA; 4S7KKG
               by DCØKK. He will also try to go and operate from Barberyn
               Island (AS-171) sometime during that time frame. He prefers
               digital modes. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.

- 14/3         ST. VINCENT; J88DR
               by G3TBK. Activity will include the ARRL DX CW Contest
               (February 19-20th) and the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March
               5-6th). He will also be in the RSGB’s 74rd Commonwealth
               Contest (March 12-13th). Activity outside of the contest
               will be on all HF bands, especially 30/17/12 meters,
               using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via G3TBK, direct or by
               the RSGB Bureau.

- 15/3         SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS; LU1ZS AN-010
               from the "Teniente Camara" base of Argentina by LU8DIP.
               He operates in his spare time around 14185 kHz
               and 7070 kHz.

- 17/3         ANGOLA; D2AM
               by OM5AM. So far he has been QRV on 20 metres RTTY and SSB.
               QSL via home call, direct or bureau.

- 19/3         ST. MAARTEN; PJ7/W8EB
               He will operate holiday style mainly digital modes,
               and will participate in the ARRL DX SSB Contest as PJ7B.
               QSL via W8EB.

- 23/3         NAMIBIA; V5/DJ4SO
               Activity will be on 160-10 meters using mostly CW and
               RTTY/PSK31, with some possible SSB. QSL via his home
               callsign, direct or by the Bureau (E-mail request to
               klaus@dj4so.de). His logs will be uploaded to LoTW.
               No eQSL.

- 30/3         ST. KITTS & NEVIS; V47JA
               by W5JON. Activity will be on 80-6 meters SSB, including
               both the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 5-6th)
               and the CQ WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th). Look for his
               XYL, W5HAM, to also be active occasionally as V4/W5HAM.
               All QSLs go to his home callsign, W5JON.

- 28/3         DOMINICA; J73CCM and J79M NA-101
               by SMØCCM. Activity should be on all bands using CW, SSB,
               RTTY and PSK31. He might also be QRV as J7ØSWD from the
               Carib Indian Territory for a few days. Look for SM3PHM,
               to join him in Dominica on March 14th, and be active as
               J79M. His favorite band is 160 meters and CW. QSL via their
               home callsigns. Bureau is preferred. Also QSL via LoTW.

- 31/3         WEST MALAYSIA; 9M2MRS AS-015
               from Penang Island by PAØRRS. He operates 99.9% CW.
               QSL via PAØRRS, whose new address is: Richard Smeets,
               Constance Gerlingsstraat 60, 5121 ZR Rijen, Netherlands.

- 31/3         NEW ZEALAND; ZL5ØVK
               by members of the Papakura Radio Club (ZL1VK), NZART Branch
               65 in South Auckland. Activity is to celebrate the 50th
               anniversary of the club. Look for logs to be uploaded to
               LoTW and Club Log. QSL via ZL1VK. Visit their Web page at
               http://www.qsl.net/zl1vk/

- 31/3         ANTARCTICA; VU3BPZ and AT1ØBP
               from the Maitri Base (WAP IND-03) by VU3BPZ. Updates
               and more details are expected on the WAP Web site at
               http://www.waponline.it/

- 31/3         CHILE; CE2/CX1EK
               QSL direct to Luis Matho, 2303 Nordok Place,
               Alexandria, VA 22306, USA.

- 12/4         SOLOMON ISLANDS; H44MS
               by DL2GAC. He will be active usually on SSB only but will
               probably focus on the 80 and 40 meter bands.
               QSL via DL2GAC.

- 14/4         UGANDA; 5X1NH
               by G3RWF. Usually he is there to do voluntary work, so his
               activity is usually outside the work hours. He prefers to
               operate CW but plans to also be on the digital modes with
               some SSB. Activity will be on all bands except 160 m
               (no room for an antenna). His rig is a K3.
               QSL via his home callsign and LoTW.

- ca 16/4      UGANDA; 5X1NH
               by G3RWF. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 80-10 metres
               (neither 160 nor 6 metres). QSL via home call, direct
               or bureau, and LoTW.

- 20/4         THAILAND; HSØZJF AS-101 and AS-126
               by ON4AFU for a 3-month stay in Thailand, with a side trip
               to Cambodia. His main QTH in Thailand will be Pathui.
               From 20 January to 20 February he will be active as
               HSØZJF/8 from two different islands (Samui and Tao),
               while on 22-28 February he expects to be QRV as HSØZJF/9
               from IOTA groups AS-126. Dates may change according to
               local circumstances. QSL via ON4AFU, direct or bureau.

- 20/4         ANGOLA; D2QR
               by UT1EO from Lunda Norte Province in northeast Angola.
               Activity will be on 40-10 meters on all modes.
               QSL via RW6HS.

- 30/4         ISRAEL; 4X2ØHC and 4Z2ØHC
               The Israel Amateur Radio Club (IARC) announce a special
               3 month activity for the Holyland Contest’s 20th
               anniversary. Activity will be used on CW, SSB and
               the digital modes. QSL via 4Z4TL.
               For more details about the Holyland Contest, see:
               http://www.iarc.org/~4z4tl/4X20HC_fil.htm

- ca 30/4      CANADA; VYØJA NA-008
               from the CFS Alert Arctic base on Ellesmere Island by
               VY1JA. Operation will last about 5 weeks. Using a FT-990
               at power and dipoles at 15 feet, look for him to be active
               on 30 meters, 40 meters, and 20 meters (in that order)
               during the evenings and weekends. The mode will be mainly
               CW, but digital will be used and SSB can be requested by
               using the E-mail address at the top of the VY1JA QRZ.com
               page. QSL via N3SL; JA stations to JA3JM. This activity
               is also valid for the Arctic Challenge program.

- 1/5          MOROCCO; CN2PV
               by W3PV. He will be QRV mostly on 40 metres CW, but will
               also operate other bands when open. QSL via W3PV, direct
               or bureau.

- June         REUNION ISLAND; FR8NE AF-016
               by ex-F5INL. Activity will be on 20/17/15/12/10 meters
               using mostly CW. QSL direct to Frederic Bossu,
               2 Chemin des Grenadiers, 97490 Sainte Clotilde,
               Reunion Island or by the Bureau.

- July         FRENCH POLYNESIA; FO
               by F5PHW. Since he is there for work, his on air activities
               will be limited, but he will try to operate as much as
               possible. If he lives in a house, Phil intends to be active
               on all HF bands from 80-10 meters mainly on CW and RTTY
               (possibly some PSK31) with very little SSB using only 100
               Watts. His antennas from the house QTH will be:
               80-40 m - Inverted V + HF6VX (GP), 30 m - HF6VX,
               20-10 m - HF6VX + Spiderbeam (not sure). However, if he
               lives in an apartment the antenna may only be the HF6VX.
               QSL via F8BPN, by the Bureau or direct.

- August       BAHRAIN; A92IO
               by EI3IO. Operations will initially focus on the bands
               3.5 MHz to 30 MHz. He also intends to be QRV on 1.8 MHz
               for the 2010/2011 winter season. QSL direct to A92IO
               (Dave Court, P O Box 31183, Budaiya, Bahrain) or via the
               bureau to EI3IO. Direct cards may also be sent to EI3IO,
               however these will only be auctioned once or twice per
               year. Further information can be found at
               http://a92.ath.cx/

- September    ZAMBIA; 9J2KK
               by JF1OKX. He plans to start operations on the amateur
               radio bands (80-6 metres) during the first 10 days of July.
               He will concentrate on the digital modes (PSK31 or 63,
               RTTY, WSJT and SSTV), with some SSB and CW. QSL via JK1NSR.

- 25/11        CYPRUS; 5B5ØJ
               5B4AHJ will celebrate his 50th anniversary as a licensed
               radio amateur on October 25th. Activity will be on
               CW and SSB. QSL via 5B4AHJ and LoTW.

- 31/12        TAIWAN; BP1ØØ
               Taiwan is celebrating its 100th anniversary. For this event
               there are two special event stations on the air: BP1ØØ
               (QSL via BX4AQ) and BV1ØØ (QSL via BV2KI) from Oct 10 until
               Dec 31, 2011. More information about the stations and the
               special award can be found at: http://www.bv100.tw/

- 31/12        TAIWAN; BV1ØØ
               Taiwan is celebrating its 100th anniversary. QSL via BV2KI.
               More information about the stations and the special award
               can be found at: http://www.bv100.tw/

- 31/12        ANTARCTICA; RI1ANC
               from Vostok station by RD1AV (ex RV1ZC). He will operate
               CW, SSB and digital modes on all bands, 160 and 80 metres
               included. In mid-December he might operate for a few days
               as RI1ANC/A from Molodezhnaya station. QSL via RN1ON,
               direct or bureau.

- 31/12        URUGUAY; CW5RV
               Commemorating the 100 anniversary of the birth of Louis
               Varney, G5RV (1911-2000), the inventor of the renowned
               multiband HF antenna, the Centro Aficionados Montevideo
               will be active. QSL to P O Box 6000, 11000 Montevideo,
               Uruguay.

- 30/4 2012    KENYA; 5Z4RH
               by IK8VRH is working in Kenya. Requested callsign is 5Z4RH.

28/2 - 5/3     BRAZIL; ZY8P
               from Preguicas lighthouse (ARLHS BRA-089) by PT2OP.
               Expect him to operate SSB on 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 metres.
               QSL via PT2OP.

1/3 - 7/3      VIETNAM; 3W6LI
               by JA2EZD. He plans to be active as on the HF bands.
               QSL via his Laos address (see QRZ.com info).

1/3 - 8/3      MONTSERRAT; VP2M
               by WA1ZAM, callsign is not known yet. Activity will be on
               the HF bands and he plans to be in the ARRL DX SSB Contest
               (March 6-7th). Also, look for possible activity before and
               after the contest. QSL via his home callsign.

1/3 - 17/3     WEST KIRIBATI; T3ØAQ and T3ØRH OC-017
               from Tarawa Island by SP5EAQ and SP5DRH. Activity will be
               on all bands 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. SP5DRH
               will focus mainly on 160 meters and 30 meters RTTY, with
               some 80 meters. SP5EAQ is a SSB operator and will operate
               on the remaining bands. They will have two separate
               stations using Elecraft K3/100 with 600 W amps.
               Antennas are: 18 m high Spiderbeam poles (few 9 m long
               poles) and a GP5 antenna by SP7GXP. They will try to
               operate at the same time. SP5EWY will be their pilot
               station for this operation. QSL via their home callsigns.
               For more details and update, visit their Web site at
               http://www.sp5drh.com/t30/

1/3 - 20/3     GHANA; 9G1AA
               from Dorma Ahenkro Hospital by PA3DEW and PA3FQX. Activity
               will be mainly on 20 and 15 meters SSB. QSL via PA3ERA.

1/3 - 31/5     DOMINICAN REPUBLIC; HI3/KL7JR and HI3/WL7MY NA-096
               from Hispaniola Island by KL7JR and XYL WL7MY. Activity
               will be on 80-10 meters SSB using several different wire
               antennas from their beach location. Main antenna will be
               a 40-10 m vertical loop. QSL via KL7JR (QRZ.com, CBA).

2/3            BRUNEI; V85 OC-088
               by 9M6XRO and 9M6DXX. Callsigns are yet to be confirmed,
               but may be V85/GD3OOK and V85/G4JVG or V85/9M6XRO and
               V85/9M8Z. QSL for both callsigns via MØURX (direct or
               bureau), and LoTW. Alternatively, QSLs may be requested
               using MØURX’s OQRS form at
               http://www.m0urx.com/qsl-request-form

2/3 - 7/3      SINT MAARTEN; PJ7DX NA-105
               by I8NHJ and W1NA. Main activity will be during the
               ARRL DX SSB Contest, with some casual operating mainly CW
               outside the ARRL event. QSL direct to I8NHJ.

2/3 - 8/3      BELIZE; V31AM
               by N2ZN. He plans to be in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March
               5-6th). Activity before and after the contest will be
               mainly on CW or possibly some digital modes and on the
               30/17/12 meter bands. QSL via N2ZN, direct or by
               the Bureau.

2/3 - 8/3      MARTINIQUE; FM/KL7WA NA-107
               including an entry in the ARRL DX SSB Contest as TO7A.
               QSL via UT5UGR.

2/3 - 15/3     EAST MALAYSIA; 9M6/VO1AU
               His activity will include the Commonwealth [BERU] and the
               ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 5-6th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
               High-Power entry. QSL via VO1MX.
               ADDED NOTE: David will be active in the southeast Asia area
               over the next 2 years. The QSL routes will be all the same,
               so look for activity from China (VO1AU/BY1TTY, VO1AU/BY1RX
               and VO1AU/BY1DX), Japan (JG1RSL) and Hong Kong (VR2/VO1AU).

2/3 - 28/3     CAMBODIA; XU7FMZ
               by JA1FMZ. He will operate holiday style on 20-10 metres
               SSB, with SOSB entries in both the ARRL DX SSB and
               CQ WW WPX SSB contests. QSL via home call.

3/3 - 20/3     REVILLA GIGEDO; 4A4A NA-030
               from Isla Benito Juarez (Socorro) by an international team
               of operators XE1B, EA4AK, EA5AFP, EA5FX, EA5KM, EA8AUW and
               EC4DX. They plan to operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10
               metres, and maybe 6 metres, with 2-3 stations.
               QSL via EB7DX (direct only) and LoTW. The website for
               the expedition is at http://www.revillagigedo2011.com/
               and propagation forecast can be found at
               http://www.youtube.com/user/EA4AK/

4/3 - 16/3     COLOMBIA; HK/KC2LSD
               He will operate CW, RTTY, PSK31 and SSB on 40-20 metres.
               QSL via home call and LoTW.

5/3 - 15/3     CAMBODIA; XU7AFU
               by ON4AFU. If circumstances allow, he will also be active
               as XU7KOH from Koh Russei (AS-133) during that time frame.
               QSL XU7AFU via ON4AFU, direct or bureau.

6/3 - 16/3     NAMIBIA; V5/ZS6AYU
               from various locations. Activity will be holiday style
               on 30-15 meters CW only (usually late afternoon and/or
               early morning). QSL via ZS6AYU direct only.
               LAST UPDATE: Gert’s schedule is as follows:
               March 6-7th   - QTH Aus
               March 10-12th - QTH Swakopmund
               March 8-9th   - QTH Sesriem
               March 13-16th - QTH Okaukuejo near Etosha.

6/3 - 18/3     UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; VX3X/W4 NA-062
               from Key West by VE3IKV. He will operate mainly CW with
               some SSB on 17, 12 and 10 metres. He will look for Europe
               around 12 UTC and for Asia around 21 UTC.
               QSL direct to VE3IKV.

7/3 - 11/3     NEW ZEALAND; ZL/GD3OOK OC-201
               from Waiheke Island by 9M6XRO. He will use wire antennas
               and a linear. QSL via MØURX (see http://www.m0urx.com/)
               and LoTW.

7/3 - 12/3     BERMUDA; VP9/AA1AC NA-005
               from Hamilton Parish. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.

7/3 - 15/3     SABLE ISLAND; NØTG/CYØ, N1SNB/CYØ and K8LEE/CYØ NA-063
               tentative dates for the third attempt at operating from
               Sable Island. Further information and updates at
               http://www.cy0dxpedition.com/
               Announced frequencies are:
               CW:   1826, 3523, 7023, 10106, 14023, 18072, 21023, 24892,
                     28023 kHz
               SSB:  3781, 7140, 14190, 18145, 21295, 24945, 28450 kHz
               RTTY: refer to the website.
               The preferred QSL route is via the Online QSL Request
               Service available at http://www.cy0dxpedition.com/
               Traditional direct requests for all callsigns (NØTG/CYØ,
               K8LEE/CYØ and N1SNB/CYØ) should be sent to NØTG, direct
               or bureau. All logs will be uploaded to LoTW "after the
               QSL process is near completion".

8/3 - 13/3     ARUBA; P4ØD
               by WD9DZV. Activity will be holiday style on most bands
               and modes. QSL via WD9DZV.

8/3 - 15/3     CAMBODIA; XU7SSB
               by JA2EZD. He is expected to team up with XU7FMZ and
               XU7NPC. Activity will probably be on all HF bands.
               QSL via his Laos address (see QRZ.com info).

8/3 - 15/3     ST. LUCIA; J6/G3PJT NA-108
               Activity will be holiday style using a K2 w/100 Watts and
               vertical antennas. He plans to also be in the RSGB’s 74th
               Commonwealth Contest. Look for him outside of the contest,
               especially on 80 and 30 meters. QSL via his home callsign.

9/3 - 31/3     GUADELOUPE; FG/F6ITD NA-102
               from La Desirade Island (March 9-16th) and Basse Terre
               Island (March 16-31st). Activity will be on SSB and
               the digital modes. QSL via his home callsign,
               by the Bureau or direct.

10/3 - 14/3    AUSTRALIA; VK4LDX/P OC-138
               from Horn Island. He will operate SSB, PSK31 and RTTY
               on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. "I’ll be on the bands as much
               as possible, probably 18 hours per day", he says. He also
               plans to update his blog (http://vk4ldxoc138.blogspot.com/)
               on a daily basis while on the island, "to let people know
               what the band openings are likely to be and where to find
               me". QSL via home call, direct or bureau.

10/3 - 17/3    CURACAO; PJ2/homecall SA-099
               by W5FKX, N5HZ, W5XU and W5ZPA. Activity will be on all
               bands and modes. QSL via hc.

10/3 - 6/4     MADEIRA; CT9/DL3KWR and CT9/DL3KWF AF-014
               They plan to operate mostly CW with some RTTY and PSK31
               on 12, 17 and 30 metres. QSL via home calls. E-mail
               requests for bureau cards can be sent to dl3kwr@darc.de
               or dl3kwf@darc.de respectively. Their web site is at
               http://www.mydarc.de/dl3kwr/

11/3 -18/3     BRITISH VIRGIN IS.; VP2V/G3PHO NA-023
               from Tortola Island. Activity will be on 160-10 meters
               using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

11/3 - 20/3    JAPAN; JI3DST/JI6 AS-049
               from Kuchino-shima, Tokara Islands. He plans to operate
               CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 from two different locations on
               the island. Indicatively, between 23 and 6 UTC he will be
               QRV on 40-6 metres with an emphasis on 20, 17 and
               15 metres; between 8 and 22 UTC he will add 160
               and 80 metres. QSL via home call, bureau preferred.

11/3 - 20/3    LESOTHO; 7P8CF and 7P8KDJ
               by K5LBU (7P8CF) and W5KDJ (7P8KDJ). Activity will be on
               160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. They plan to
               have 2 full time stations on the air for the entire period
               using a Tennadyne T6 at about 40 feet, a R7 vertical along
               with a Tennadyne TD-160 which is a folded dipole that is
               126 feet overall in length. QSL 7P8CF via K5LBU, direct
               or LoTW. QSL 7P8KDJ via W5KDJ, only direct with SASE, LoTW
               and eQSL (No Bureau cards please). A log search Web page
               will be available after their return. Visit their Web page
               at http://www.tdxs.net/lesotho2011.html

14/3 - 21/3    MOROCCO; CN2MR
               by MJØASP from Marrakech using CW on 10-40 m. (Focus on
               the WARC bands). QSL via MJØASP and LoTW.

15/3 - 31/3    ANDAMAN ISLANDS; VU4PB
               A team of members from the Amateur Radio Society of India
               plan to be active from Port Blair. Operators mentioned are
               VU2PAI, VU2ABS, VU2NXM, VU3DMP, VU2CDP, VU2GMN (Team
               Leader), VU2GGM, VU2LU, VU2DH, VU2VKU, VU2PTT, VU2RCT,
               VU2RCR, VU2RDQ, VU2SJD, VU2SMN and VU2MTT. Activity will be
               on all HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY; exploring 6 m EME
               operations. They will have 4 stations on the air using the
               following equipment: Two Kenwood TS-2000, Two ICOM 756 Pro,
               Elecraft K3, Yaesu FT-847, Kenwood TS-950, Two Spider
               beams, SteppIR 3-element Yagi, SteppIR Big IR vertical,
               Wire and vertical antennas for the lower band operations,
               18 m Spider poles for Low band antennas, Force12 C3S Yagi,
               Yaesu Quadra VL1000 Amp, Kenwood TL-922 Amp, Yaesu FL2000
               Amp, Ameritron ALS-500 Amp and Ameriton AL-811H Amp.
               QSL Manager will be W3HNK. A Web page will be available
               soon at: http://www.arsi.info/VU4PB/

15/3 - 2/4     FIJI; 3D2A
               by VK4AN, OZ1IKY and possibly others are planning a big
               operation to the Fijis. They state that their activities
               will be from Nadi in a "3-story 2-br luxury a/c apartment
               with roof top antennas including a full-size 160 m Inverted
               Vee or delta-loop, Spiderbeam, DX-88 and other antennas!"
               Activity will be on all bands (160-6 m) and modes but with
               a concentrating on the lower bands. Operations will include
               participation in the BARTG RTTY and CQ WPX SSB DX Contests.
               More details are available at their "Pacific DXers"
               web page at http://pacific-dxers.com/

15/3 - 4/4     SIERRA LEONE; 9L5MS
               by PA3A, PA3AN, PA8AD, PDØCAV and EL2DT will operate on
               160-6 metres CW, SSB and RTTY, using three stations with
               amplifiers and several beam and vertical antennas. The team
               will provide support and raise funds for a Mercy Ships
               Charity Project. QSL via PA3AWW, direct or bureau (plus
               LoTW one year after the expedition). An OQRS for direct
               cards will be available on the expedition’s website.
               Further information on the project can be found at
               http://www.sierraleone2011.com/

18/3 - 21/3    CURACAO; PJ2/K6GO SA-099
               from Signal Point Station on Curacao Island. Activity will
               be on the HF bands. QSL via her home callsign.

19/3 - 29/3    COCOS KEELING ISLANDS; VK9CF OC-003
               by NL8F. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB and possibly
               160 m. Tim hopes that this year’s conditions are better
               than last year’s conditions in March for the lower bands.
               He is also expected to be in the CQ WPX SSB Contest
               (March 26-27th). QSL via K8NA.

22/3 - 29/3    MADEIRA IS.; CT9/DF7ZS
               Activity will be holiday style and will focus on the WARC
               bands. QSL via DF7ZS. Also, he will be active as CQ3L
               during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th).
               QSL CQ3L via DJ6QT and CT9/DF7ZS via DF7ZS.

22/3 - 6/4     CURACAO; PJ2 SA-099
               from Signal Point Station on Curacao. Operators mentioned
               are WØCG (PJ2DX), N4RV, K2PLF and possibly others. Look for
               them to sign PJ2T during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March
               26-27th). Outside the contest, operators will use
               PJ2/homecall or their personal PJ2 callsigns.
               QSL via their home callsigns. QSL PJ2T via N9AG or LoTW.

23/3 - 30/3    BELIZE; V31MM, V31PM and V31GB
               from Placentia by WB2REM, W4PGM and KD2JA. During the
               2011 CQ WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th), they will use
               the callsign V31MM. Prior to the contest and after the
               contest, they will be operating under their own individual
               callsigns. QSL direct only to each operator’s callsign.
               QSL V31MM via Jim/WB2REM, V31GB via Glenn/KD2JA and V31PM
               via Paul/W4PGM. Operators will be on both CW and SSB, 160-6
               meters with a concentration on the 30/17/12 meter bands and
               6 meters. When QSLing, please supply a SASE (from
               stateside) or (Overseas) Self Addressed Envelope (SAE) with
               either a green stamp depending on the U.S. Air Mail Rate at
               the time or an IRC. This will ensure you will receive
               a response to your QSL request.

25/3 - 2/4     CAYMAN ISLAND; ZF2AE and ZF2AE/ZF8
               by AA5UK operating as ZF2AE from Grand Cayman and ZF2AE/ZF8
               from Little Cayman. He plans to operate during the
               CQ WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th) on Little Cayman,
               on 40-10 meters using a IC-7000 and vertical antenna.
               Current plans are to operate holiday style outside the
               contest on SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and the satellites (AO-51,
               SO-50, VO-52 and FO-29). Most activity will be in the
               afternoons and evenings. QSL direct to AA5UK with
               a SAE/SASE, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.

30/3 - 2/4     MARIANA IS.; WE8A/KHØ and K8RLY/KHØ OC-086
               from Northern Mariana Island. WE8A will focus on 80-6
               meters including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW and
               SSB, while K8RLY will operate only SSB including the AM
               mode if requested. QSL ONLY direct to their JA addresses.

31/3 - 13/4    LIBERIA; EL
               by I2YSB team. The callsign will be announced at a later
               date. The team will consist of I2YSB, IK2CIO, IK2CKR,
               IK2DIA and IK2HKT. The pilot station will be IK7JWY.
               The group plans to use 3 stations for the HF bands and
               one other for the 50 MHz band (w/beacon and cubical quad
               antenna). Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB
               and RTTY. An online log will be provided by IH9GPI.
               QSL via I2YSB. The official Web site is at:
               http://www.i2ysb.com/

2/4 - 7/4      PAPUA NEW GUINEA; P29VCX OC-101
               from Feni Islands by CT1AGF, G3JKX, G3KHZ, G3UKV
               and SM6CVX. They plan to operate CW, SSB and RTTY
               on all bands, 6 m included, with at least four stations.
               QSL via SM6CVX.

3/4 - 16/4     ARUBA; P4/W1HEO SA-036
               from the P49V contest station. He will operate CW and SSB
               on 160-10 metres, with a focus on 30-10 m. QSL via W1HEO,
               direct or bureau.

8/4 - 14/4     PAPUA NEW GUINEA; P29NI OC-257
               from Nuguria Islands by CT1AGF, G3JKX, G3KHZ, G3UKV
               and SM6CVX. They plan to operate CW, SSB and RTTY
               on all bands, 6 m included, with at least four stations.
               QSL via G3KHZ.

9/4 - 22/4     REUNION ISLAND; TO2Z AF-016
               by F4FLF. He states that this is a holiday style operation
               and not a DXpedition. He does mention that he will be on
               every evening operating on SSB, PSK and RTTY.
               QSL via his home callsign.

13/4 - 30/4    NEPAL; 9N7DX and 9N7YL
               by 4Z4DX and XYL 9N7YL. Activity will be mainly 20/15/10/6
               meters using mostly CW, RTTY and PSK31. Dov is going to
               organize the big DXpedition in November 2011, to celebrate
               his 60 years birthday and 45th anniversary of being on
               the air. QSL via 4Z4DX. For more details and updates, see:
               http://www.mdxc.org/9n7dx/

15/4 - 18/4    PAPUA NEW GUINEA; P29VLR OC-231
               from Green Islands by CT1AGF, G3JKX, G3KHZ, G3UKV
               and SM6CVX. They plan to operate CW, SSB and RTTY
               on all bands, 6 m included, with at least four stations.
               QSL via SM6CVX.

16/4 - 17/4    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; AH6HY/W5 and AB5EB/P NA-089
               from the Louisiana State East. Activity will be on CW and
               SSB, probably on the IOTA frequencies. Operators will use
               monoband verticals with a small amp. QSL via their home
               callsigns.

17/4 - 28/4    CENTRAL KIRIBATI; T31A OC-043
               from Kanton Island by a international team. They plan to
               have 6 stations on the air, operating on 160-10 meters.
               The following operators have been mentioned: EA1IR, K6ZH,
               N1EMC, N6HC, N7CW, N7CQQ, N9NS, UX2HO, W2IJ, W6KK, W9IXX
               and YT1AD. The pilot stations will be EA3NY and K5YY.
               Suggested frequencies are:
               CW   - 1826, 3504, 7004, 10104, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24894
                      and 28024 kHz
               SSB  - 1843, 3798, 7084, 14195, 18145, 21295, 24945
                      and 28495 kHz
               RTTY - 3582, 7043, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24920
                      and 28080 kHz
               6 m  - 50099/CW and 50120/SSB
               IOTA Frequencies to be used are:
               CW   - 3530, 7030, 10113, 14040, 18098, 21040, 24920
                      and 28040 kHz
               SSB  - 3765, 7055, 14260, 18128, 21260, 24950 and 28460 kHz
               QSL via QSL Manager W2IJ, by the Bureau or direct to:
               Jay Kobelin, 10628 Grandview Drive, Rancho Cucamonga,
               CA 91701, USA. The team will leave Apia on April 13, 2011,
               and sail approximately 4 days. Upon arrival at Kanton,
               we’ll setup 2 sites and begin operation. They plan 11-12
               days of operation. We’ll depart Kanton and arrive back in
               Apia on May 2, 2011. The T31A Web page is now active and
               available at http://www.T31A.com/

18/4 - 25/4    MAYOTTE; TO2FH
               by PT9ZE, PY2PT, PY2TNT, PY2WAS and PY4BZ. Their plans are
               to have three stations active simultaneously on 160-10
               meters using CW and SSB. More details and the QSL route
               is forthcoming.

18/4 - 28/4    CENTRAL KIRIBATI; T31A OC-043
               from Kanton Island by an international team of twelve
               operators, EA1IR, K6ZH, N1EMC, N6HC, N7CQQ, N7CW, N9NS,
               UX2HO, W2IJ, W6KK, W9IXX and YT1AD will be active
               on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and RTTY from two operating sites.
               QSL via W2IJ, direct or bureau. Further information
               can be found at http://www.t31a.com/

22/4 - 25/4    PAPUA NEW GUINEA; P29VCX OC-117
               SM6CVX will continue the trip from Misima Island.
               QSL via SM6CVX.

25/4 - 27/4    PAPUA NEW GUINEA; P29VCX OC-240
               SM6CVX will continue the trip from Loloata Island.
               QSL via SM6CVX.

28/4 - 6/5     GHANA; 9G5LK
               by PE1KL and PA2LS. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using
               SSB, PSK31 and RTTY. QSL via PA2LS. Visit their DXpedition
               Web site at: http://www.pe1kl-pa2ls.com/
               By the way, an award is available for working them.
               All you need is 2 QSOs with 9G5LK on 2 different bands
               or 2 different modes.

May            AFGHANISTAN; T6PSE
               The Intrepid-DX Group is pleased to announce our next
               DXpedition to take place during ten days in May of 2011.

2/5 - 20/5     DOMINICAN REPUBLIC; HI7/OT4R
               by ON4ARV. Activity will be on 20/15/10 meters SSB between
               2000-2200z everyday. QSL only via LoTW and eQSL. More info
               is available on his Web site at http://www.OT4R.net/

3/5 - 12/5     SENEGAL; 6W/EA1BT
               More details are forthcoming.

14/5 - 22/5    ST. BARTHELEMY; FJ/OS1T NA-146
               from St. Barthelemy Island. Activity will be on 40-6
               meters using mainly SSB and RTTY.
               The suggested frequencies are:
               SSB  - 7072, 14192, 18132, 21292, 24972, 28492
                      and 50115 kHz
               RTTY - 7042, 10142, 18102, 21082, 24922 and 28082 kHz
               QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct
               (see QRZ.com). Visit his FJ/OS1T Web page at
               http://on4cit.webs.com/fjos1texpedition2011.htm

17/5 - 24/5    TUVALU; T2XG
               by JA1XGI. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB
               and the digital modes. QSL via JA1XGI, direct or by
               the Bureau.

14/6 - 28/6    ANTIGUA; V25DR, V25DD and V25TP NA-100
               by W9DR (V25DR), K9UK (V25DD) and W9AEB (V25TP) will
               operate holiday style from Antigua, Grid Square FK97BD.
               Look for W9DR to concentrate on 6 meters CW/SSB on
               50.115 MHz. Look for K9UK and W9AEB operate on 80-10 meters
               using CW, SSB and PSK31. Additional information will be
               available on the TBA Web site. QSL via their home
               callsigns.

26/6 - 7/7     BONAIRE, CURACAO; PJ2 SA-099
               from Curacao by DK9KX, DJ9ON and DJ8NK. They will have
               a strongly emphasis on 6 meters, but the HF bands will also
               be used on CW, SSB and RTTY. Callsign and further info will
               be published soon.

21/7 - 25/7    ALASKA; KL NA-242
               from the North Slope County West group of Alaska are
               planned by K6VVA and K9AJ, with a possible side trip to
               the rare NA-172 group. Further information and a dedicated
               web site are expected in due course.

27/7 - 31/7    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; W4T NA-083
               from Tangier Island by a group of operators from
               QCWA Chapter 119, IOTA Contest included. They plan
               to operate CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK on 80-10 metres.
               QSL via K5VIP.

29/7 - 1/8     UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; W4OTN NA-067
               from Core Banks Barrier Island by KI4IWS and KG4CXY.
               Activity will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest
               (July 30-31st). Outside of the contest, they will be active
               on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL W4OTN, by the Bureau
               or direct (QRZ.com).

30/7 - 14/8    AMERICAN SAMOA; WA8LOW/KH8
               Activity, along with others, will be on 160-6 meters
               using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. They plan to use high power
               stations with beam antennas (40-6 m) and verticals on
               160/80 m. QSL direct to WA8LOW.

16/9 - 26/9    TIMOR-LESTE; 4W OC-232
               from Atauro Island by VK8NSB, VK8FNCY, 9M6DXX, 9M6XRO
               and MWØJRX. Activity will be on 10-160 metres CW, SSB
               and RTTY, with three stations, two using full licensed
               power linear amplifiers, and a third running 100 Watts.
               Antennas will mainly be quarter-wave verticals and vertical
               dipoles, all located within a few metres of the ocean.
               For 160 m an inverted-L will be used. Further information
               will be published on a dedicated website. QSL via MØURX,
               direct or bureau (http://www.m0urx.com/qsl-request-form/),
               and LoTW.

27/9 - 25/10   EASTERN KIRIBATI; T32C OC-024
               from Kiritimati (Christmas Island) by the Five Star DXers
               Association of 9MØC, D68C, 3B9C and 3B7C. A very large
               group of 40 member experienced operators from 13 different
               DXCC entities will be active as T32C (requested callsign)
               on all bands and modes, with up to 16 stations on the air,
               using amplifiers along with monoband beams and vertical
               dipole arrays, 24 hours a day, for almost four weeks,
               including four weekends. The primary objective is to give
               as many DXers as possible a first contact with this rare
               DXCC entity and, as a secondary objective, to give as many
               band-slots as possible.

1/10 - 10/10   CONWAY REEF; 3D2C OC-112
               by YT1AD, K3LP and friends. Activity will be on 160-10
               meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV and PSK31. They will also
               be on 6 and 2 meters using EME using WSJT65 A,B,C on the
               following frequencies: 50.375 MHz and 144.375 MHz.
               BEACON on 50 MHz at 50.095 MHz.
               The following are suggested frequencies:
               CW    - 1820, 3503, 7005, 10105, 14025, 18075, 21025,
                       24895 and 28025
               SSB   - 1835, 3795, 5403.5, 7082, 14190, 18150, 21295,
                       24950 and 28495
               RTTY  - 1835, 3582, 7035, 10145, 14081, 18100, 21081,
                       24920 and 28081
               SSTV  - 3723, 7035, 14230, 21335 and 28680
               PSK31 - 1835, 3582, 7035, 10145, 14081, 18100, 21081,
                       24920 and 28081 kHz
               QSL Manager is YT1AD. QSL by the Bureau or direct to:
               Dr. Hrane Milosevic, 36206 Vitanovac, Serbia (PLEASE send:
               QSL + SAE + SASE w/1 IRC or 1 USD for normal post, 2 USDs
               for airmail).
               The 3D2C Web page is up and running (some parts still under
               construction) at http://www.yt1ad.info/3d2c/

26/10 - 9/11   ST. MAARTEN; PJ7X, PJ7J and PJ7NK
               by DJ8NK, F6EXV, JA1BK and K2WR including a Multi-2 entry
               in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. They will operate CW, SSB
               and RTTY on 80-10 metres, with two stations and possibly
               a third one during peak periods. Their primary callsign
               will be PJ7X (QSL via F6EXV); other callsigns will be PJ7NK
               (to be used on digital modes, QSL via DJ8NK) and PJ7J
               (to be used on 80 metres, QSL via JA1BK). All logs will
               be uploaded to LoTW a few months after completion of the
               operation. The website for the operation can be found at
               http://www.pj7-2011.org/

 

IOTA-frequencies

CW:  28040, 24920, 21040, 18098, 14040, 10115, 7030 and 3530.
SSB: 28560, 28460, 24950, 21260, 18128, 14260, 7055 and 3755.

The frequencies are NOT exclusive to IOTA!
IOTA net Saturdays at 1300z on 14260 and Sundays at 1300z on 21260!

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