DX Magazine's "2014 Most Wanted" Survey. Carl, N4AA, Editor of QRZ DX and The DX Magazine, reports: "The DX Magazine is celebrating its Silver (25th) anniversary this year. I am pleased to note that the first DX Magazine's Most Wanted Survey was reported in the October 1989 issue. It's been conducted every year since then, making this its 25th anniversary. Is that a record?? I am pleased to announce that the 2014 Most Wanted Survey is now on-line and ready for use and it will remain active until on or about 15 October. It was also published in the current issue of the magazine, which is in the mail at this time. Please pass along the information to your friends and encourage them to participate, so we can get the most input possible." The URL for the survey is http://www.dxpub.com/survey/survey2014.html
XT, Burkina Faso. Ivaylo, LZ1CLM, is now active as XT2CML from Bobo-Dioulasso until 30 September. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. Equipment is a FT-857 with 100 w, into an off-centre Dipole 20 m long. QSL via LZ1CLM, direct or by the LZ QSL Bureau.
S7, Seychelles. Christian "Chris", HB9LCA, will be active as S79LCA from the Seychelles between 6 and 27 September. While there, he plans to activate three of Seychelles islands. Activity will be on 40 - 6 metres using mostly CW with some SSB, but no Digital modes. QSL via his home call sign, direct (see QRZ.com) or by the Bureau.
TZ6BB QRT. Fernando, EA4BB/TZ6BB, informs OPDX: "I have been reassigned to Nigeria and I will go there next Monday (8 Sept 2014). I was kind of expecting this, though not so soon. This means, unfortunately, that TZ6BB will go QRT on Sunday evening (7 Sept 2014). I will still come back to Mali by mid November or so, for a few days, but my task then will be to dismantle the station, pack up all my things and then return to 5N land to stay. I will of course do my best to be on the air from there, but I need first to sort a license, QTH, station, etc. Not sure how long that is going to take but I'm afraid it won't happen overnight. I am leaving some of my radio equipment (including a nice HF transceiver) behind, here in Mali, as a little present to a local ham in the hope he will keep Mali active on the bands in the future. Let's see what happens."
E3, Eritrea (Update/Press Release - Tentative schedules). Jay, JA1TRC, reports: "Zorro will leave Japan in the morning of Sunday 14 September, and scheduled to arrive Asmara on Monday 15 September at 03:15 local time (UTC+3). He plans to set-up the station/antenna after arrival at the hotel in the morning, or evening after a meeting. He will be occupied by full of meetings during Tuesday 16 to Friday 19. Very little chance for active.On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21, there will be a good chance for him to be active about 20 hours max if he decides not to sleep. He plans to shut down the station in the evening of Monday 22 and leave the hotel at night. Then he will leave Asmara at 04:15 local time. He should be back in Japan at noon on Wednesday 24 September 2014."
EF8, Canary Islands. Jaime, WP3A, will be active as EF8U from the Las Palmas Contest Club radio station (EA8URL) on Gran Canaria Island (AF-004) during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (25 and 26 October) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power/Assisted entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to EA8URE.
FR, Reunion Island. Operators Willi, DJ7RJ, and Sven, DJ2CW, will be active as FR/home call from Reunion Island starting 30 September. Activity will be on 160 - 10 metres using CW and SSB. Sven will only stay 8 October, while Willi will stay until 30 October. QSL via their home call signs.
Lampedusa, AF-019. The IG9Y Lampedusa Contest Team will continue the fun of last year and enter in this year's CQ WW DX SSB and CW Contests from the same northern location on the Island of Lampedusa - Zone 33 (African Italy) with two international Multi/Multi teams of about 30 operators in total using the new call sign: IO9Y. All info can be found on the IG9Y-LCT Web site at http://ig9y.com. IG9Y is a lone African Entity that counts in the CQ DX Marathon!
V5, Namibia. Sebastian, OE3SZA, will be active as V5/OE3SZA from Namibia between 29 October and 11 November. Activity will be SSB only running QRP with an Yaesu FT-817. QSL via OE3SZA, direct or by the OEVSV Bureau.
ZD9, Tristan Da Cunha Island. Operators Paul, ZS1S, and Nigel, G3TXF, currently on the ship, "SA Agulhas II", will be active as ZD9ZS (SSB) and ZD9XF (CW) from Tristan da Cunha (AF-029) between 10 September and 3 October. QSL ZD9ZS via ZS1S and ZD9XF via G3TXF. There is a Tristan da Cunha "YAHOO Group List", and it lists the departure of the "SA Agulhas II" and its passengers at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/tristan-da-cunha/conversations/messages/2813
ZD9, Gough Island. A few sources are reporting that David, ZS1BCE (ex-ZS8Z), will be active as ZD9A from Gough Island (AF-030). David is apparently on the same ship, "SA Agulhas II", as Paul, ZS1S and Nigel, G3TXF are on, and is expected to take over the radio duties from Pierre, ZS1HF/ZD9M. His length of stay, bands and modes of activities were not mentioned. QSL via ZS1LS.
C5, The Gambia. Operators Steve, G3VMW, Alan, G3XAQ, Mark, M0DXR and Iain,M0PCB will be active as C5X from the old "MW Radio Syd" site, near Banjul, between 15 to 26 January 2015. Activity will be on 160 - 10 metres using CW, SSB, RTTY and some PSK. The group also plans to do some activity in the CQ WW 160 m Contest. They will have two stations with Elecraft K3 radios with KPA-500 amplifiers using two Spiderbeams for HF, 160/80m verticals on an 18 m Spiderpole and dipoles/verticals for 40/30 m. QSL Manager is Charles, M0OXO. QSL via his OQRS http://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs, direct or by the Bureau. Logs will be uploaded daily to ClubLog and LoTW.