4U1ITU back on the air


You may have worked 4U1ITU recently or you may have seen some 4U1ITU cluster spots. The operation is real and the station will be on the air until 3 June. After a two year lock down, the ITU building in Geneva is back in business. Currently a series of meetings of Study Group 4 (satellites) and 5 (terrestrial and amateur) Working Parties takes place.

The two year lockdown has not been good for equipment and antennas. Lots of technical issues had/have to be solved. As it looks now (but we have to wait and see) 4U1ITU can operate on WARC bands with dipole fixed NW/SE and use the STEPP-IR on 40/20/15/10. A second radio is now being set up for 6 meters including FT8.

This activity will most likely be the last one before the reconstruction of the ITU building starting by the end of the year. The shack will be closed soon for several years. It is recommended to fill empty bandslots now.

EUDXF supports the VU4W DXpedition to Andaman Islands

The EUDXF is happy to announce their support to the May 2022 DXpedition to Andaman Islands, VU4W.

A team consisting of wellknown DXpeditioner Yuris/YL2GM with local support from Manoj/VU2CPL and Deepak/VU2CDP plan to be on the air from Andaman Islands, VU4W from May 3 to 16, 2022.

More information at their website: http://www.lral.lv/vu4w

EUDXF supports the MDXC DXpedition to Djibouti

The EUDXF board decided in favor of supporting the upcoming DXpedition by the MDXC to Djibouti J28MD.

After two years of forced stop, the Mediterraneo Dx Club (MDXC) will be soon on air again with a new challenge. From 29th of October till the 7th of November 2022, a very skilled international team (IZ8CCW-IZ4UEZ-IZ3GNG-IZ2GNQ-YO8WW-AG4W-IK4QJF-DJ5IW-DL6LZM-DL8JJ-KO8SCA-DL8OBF-NG7M-IU8LMC) will be active from Djibouti as J28MD, with special focus on low bands and WARC.

More on www.mdxc.org/j28md.