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Sun Feb 11, 2018

"DXCC Most Wanted?....

DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has
been updated on ClubLog as of February 7th. The list contain 340 entities
and the top 10 entities seems to have changed with the addition of Kosovo:
1. P5 DPRK (North Korea) 6. KH1 Baker Howland Islands
2. 3Y/B Bouvet Island 7. BS7H Scarborough Reef
3. FT5/W Crozet Island 8. BV9P Pratas Island
4. Z6 Republic of Kosovo 9. KH7K Kure Island
5. CE0X San Felix Islands 10. KH3 Johnston Island

The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list is available at:
https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 11-02-18 | [0] comments (22 views) | 

Mon Feb 05, 2018

3Y0Z DXPEDITION NEWS: February 5, 2018, 0930 UTC....

Our captain has decided that it is in the best interest of safety and expediency to proceed
directly to Capetown, South Africa rather than Punta Arenas, Chile. We
are now heading north to avoid the possibility of encountering ice.
Currently, there is no ice in sight or on radar. In due time, we will
head easterly toward Capetown.
Our entire team is safe. Most are resting in their bunks and in good
spirits. We will keep the amateur radio community and our families
informed, as we continue our journey.

Bob, K4UEE
Ralph, K0IR
Erling, LA6VM

1445 UTC: Position: 53 degrees 42 minutes South, 0.41 degrees West.
Heading 58 degrees. Speed 7 knots. The wind is from 165 degrees and
pushing us along in moderate following seas.
Our ride is now considerably smoother than earlier, today. We did
pass through some ice between 1200 and 1300 UTC. The sea is clear now.
We are headed for Capetown, South Africa. This is the safest and most
expedient course for us.
We thank those who have expressed concern and good wishes. We are, of
course very, very disappointed. We are slowed, but safe.

Ralph, K0IR

Web Site: https://www.bouvetdx.org/

Track Vessel: https://share.garmin.com/bouvet

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 05-02-18 | [0] comments (134 views) | 

NEW WEEK COMING UP IN THE REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO (Z6)

FROM FREEZING KOSOVO WITH SMILE, FEB.05, 2018!

NEW WEEK COMING UP IN THE REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO....

The 3rd week is starting and many delegates in Kosovo will be heading
back home. This week has offered variety of low-bands and odd bands on
CW by VE7NY and DL3DXX who will depart soon.
Now the new week will concentrate on giving out some RTTY QSOs. The
group of DJ5IW, DM5TI, DD2ML and S57AW will keep the RTTY fire on, including
the CQ WPX RTTY contest while the next weekend would bring-in the local
showcase by the most active locals; Z61DX, Z61VB, Z62FB and Z63DBB.
They will be a fresh air from the Pristina HQ Station at the Pristina
Technical University.
The 4th and last week will bring back a small international tag- team,
adding the number of country delegates to eleven (11). They will take
the party machine to the actual 10TH Independency Anniversary on Feb.18,
which activity would include sporadic showing in the ARRL DX (CW) Contest.
Some pictures added to Z60A on QRZ.com

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 05-02-18 | [0] comments (42 views) | 

Sat Feb 03, 2018

Bouvet Isl (3Y0Z) DXPedition Cancelled...

After sitting off Bouvet Isl. for several days waiting for the WX to clear the DXpedition had to be called off due to engine problems on the ship leading to a safety situation for the DXpeditioners and ships' crew. See the announcement below!!


2000 UTC 3 February 2018

During the last 72 hours we continued to experience the high winds,
low clouds, fog, and rough seas that have prevented helicopter oper-
ations since our arrival at Bouvet. No improvement was predicted in
the weather forecast for the next four days. Then, last night an issue
developed in one of the ship's engines. This morning the captain of
the vessel declared it unsafe to continue with our project and aborted
the expedition. We are now on our long voyage back to Punta Arenas. As
you might imagine the team is deeply disappointed, but safe. There is
already talk about rescheduling the DXpedition.

Bob - K4UEE
Ralph - K0IR
Erling - LA6VM

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 03-02-18 | [0] comments (72 views) | 
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