The EUDXF is happy to announce they will support the new adventure by the Perseverance DX Group to South Orkney Island scheduled for February – March 2020. The Clublog Most Wanted ranking for VP8O South Orkney based on Europe is #16 mixed mode.
The team will be QRV from Signy Island on 10-160 meters, SSB, CW, RTTY and FT8. Located at 60 degrees south / 45 degrees west, we expect temperatures to hover around freezing most of the time, with constantly changing conditions of wind, rain, snow and occasional sunshine.
A team of experienced DX and Contest operators will operate from Signy Island for up to 15 days. The team includes: Dave K3EL, Les W2LK, Steve W1SRD, Ricardo PY2PT, Gene K5GS, Arliss W7XU, Heye DJ9RR, Laci HA0NAR, Mike WA6O, Vadym UT6UD, Walt N6XG and Rob N7QT. The team will sail from Punta Arenas, Chile aboard RV Braveheart. Seven operating positions are planned for 160-10 meters, SSB/CW/Digital.
The Perseverance DX Group was also responsible for the recent very succesfull DXpedition VP6D DXpedition to Ducie Island.
The EUDXF board decided to support the A35JT DXpedition to Tonga in september/october 2019.
Grant VK5GS, Oly VK5XDX, Steve VK5SFA and Andrew VK5AKH will arrive in Tonga on Monday 23rd Sept 2019 and should be on air by the 24th. They will be departing Monday October 7th (on air up to 0800 on the 6th at the end of the OCDX SSB contest). The team is planning a minimum 160-10m SSB, CW, FT8, RTTY and also 6m EME will be part of the adventure.
HAM RADIO has been traditionally a meeting point for many interested in
DXing from all over the world. This is true for those activating rare entities
or islands as well as the DXers chasing them. Many of these DXers are members
of national or international clubs and foundations, whose main goal is to
financially support DXpeditions. Quite a few of these clubs and foundations
have attended HAM RADIO for years.
Amateur Radio on Tour – the motto of
this year’s HAM RADIO 2019 – appeals directly to the DXers. Some groups
coincidently decided to set up their stands in one large area instead of being
dispersed all over the hall. This is how DX-Plaza was born.
Participants at DX-Plaza are:
European DX Foundation – EUDXF
Swiss DX Foundation – SDXF
Mediterraneo DX Club – MDXC
Islands on the Air Ltd – IOTA
Clipperton DX Club – CDXC
EI DX Group
The idea behind DX-Plaza is to facilitate discussions among all those interested
in DXing, and also have a dialogue between the groups. We believe that this
initiative will be successful, in which case we intend to keep DX-Plaza in
place for years to come, perhaps with more groups joining in.
We look forward to welcoming many visitors and having interesting