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Somalia, 6O. Ali, EP3CQ has been permitted to operate as 6O1OO from Mogadishu while he works for the United Nations in the African Union Mission to Somalia. Once set up, he plans to operate SSB on 20 and 15 metres (15:00 – 17:00 UTC during the week, 11:00 – 15:00 UTC on Friday and Saturday). QSL information and updates will be posted to qrz.com's 6O1OO page.
Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland), 3DA0. Gene, K5GS, relayed the following; dated 17 September. 3DA0AO Kingdom of eSwatini (Swaziland) Cancelled, edited, "Due to circumstances beyond his control, Pista, HA5AO, will return to Hungary sooner than planned. He will leave his equipment in the country and return at a future date. Unfortunately, he is not able to get on the air or participate in his planned humanitarian projects. Donors to his project will receive a refund."
Libya, 5A. YL Elham, 5A0YL, is now active from Tripoli and was heard on 20 metres (14 280 kHz between 15:30 – 17:30 UTC). She is a new operator and is being mentored by Abubaker, 5A1AL. No other details are available, but we were told to watch QRZ.com.
Rwanda, 9X. Members of the Italian DX Team, who will be active as 9X0T between 27 September and 10 October will also use a second callsign, 9X0Y, on FT8 only in the DXpedition mode. Again, suggested frequencies are:
CW – 1 826, 3 530, 7 025, 10 115, 14 030, 18 068, 21 030, 24 890 and 28 030 kHz
SSB – 3 775, 7 090, 14 260, 18 128, 21 260, 24 950 and 28 460 kHz
RTTY – 14 084 kHz (only)
FT8 – 7 056, 10 131, 14 090, 18 095, 21 091, 24 911 and 28 091 kHz. The team has prepared a brief, step-by-step manual for configuring the “Hound Mode” of the WSJT-X program which can be found on their Web page. QSL via I2YSB direct only. For more details and updates as well as a log search and an OQRS are available on www.i2ysb.com/idt
Malawi, 7Q. Don, K6ZO, will once again be active as 7Q6M from Embangweni Mission Hospital, in Northern Malawi, between 23 and 29 October. Activity will be on 160 to 10 metres. He will also be in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (27 and 28 October). QSL via K6ZO.
Tristan Da Cunha, ZD9. Steve, G4EDG, is now active as ZD9CW from Tristan da Cunha Island (AF-029) until 22 October. Activity will mainly be CW and RTTY, but some SSB too (No FT8). Operations will be on 40 - 15 metres and possibly 80 m later in the operation. He will also be in the CQ WW DX RTTY Contest (29 and 30 September) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LZ1JZ. Steve will upload logs to LoTW during the operation if possible.
Mayotte, TO6. Members of the Czech DXpedition team (CDXP) should be active as TO6OK from Mayotte (AF-027) between 22 September and 4 October. Activity will be on 160 - 10 metres using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. Focus will be on the lower bands but also on the new Digital modes. QSL via OK6DJ, OQRS or LoTW. For more details and updates, see www.cdxp.cz. Also see their Face Book page for pictures www.facebook.com/groups/1472348776313779
Reunion and Mayotte Islands, FR and FH. Willi, DJ7RJ, will be active as FR/DJ7RJ from Reunion Island (AF-016) between 9 and 27 October and then as FH/DJ7RJ from Mayotte between 29 October and 6 November. Activity will be on 160 - 10 metres with a focus on the lower bands using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. NO LoTW or ClubLog. Added Note - Stefan, DL9HAL, will also be with Willi on Reunion Island (but not Mayotte) working SSB and FT8.
Madagascar, 5R (Looking for Ops!) Alex, K2BB, announced this past week that he and his friend Paul, UU0JR, will be active as 5R8R (TBD) from Nosy Be Island (IOTA AF-057), Madagascar, between 19 and 29 November. Activity will be on 160 - 10 metres using CW, SSB and the digital modes. They will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (24 and 25 November) as a Multi-Single or possibly as Multi-2 entry (if they have enough ops...) Alex states, "We will have 2 stations... Radios, so far: Kenwood TS-590, Icom IC-7300, Elecraft KX3 just in case, Odyssey 2 SDR for fun, one radio will have an Elecraft KPA-500 amplifier, second station will be 100W.... Antennas, so far: 2 verticals covering 160, 80, 40 and 30 m, a Spiderbeam for 20 to 10 m and possibly a Beverage if we have enough space for it. We are renting a private villa which can accommodate 4 people - huge garden, swimming pool, kitchen, cook, beach access, you name it... Sounds like fun? Then join us! But make up your mind quickly. If interested, e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org."
Senegal, 6V. John, 6W7JX, Ouzin, 6W1PZ, Tafa, 6W1KI, Jul, 6W1QL and possibly others will once again be active as 6V1A from Goree Island AF-045 between 7 and 9 December. Activity will be on CW and SSB on all bands using a FT-1000 and Icom 7300 with 150 watts into dipoles, G5RV/Kelemen. QSL info see QRZ.com.