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7Q, MALAWI (Update/Postponed). Roger, ZS6RJ, and members of the Black Mamba Contest & DXpedition Team, have informed OPDX the following [edited]:
Due to work commitments, the team has changed the original timing of
the 7QAA DXpedition from November 2014 to the following fixed dates in
March 2015: 10 member CW team active between March 11-21st 10 member SSB/RTTY team active between March 22nd-April 1st
Each team will operate 4 stations on the air together. Equipment will
be 2x Elecraft K3's, 2x Kenwood TS-590's and 4x Expert 1K or 1.3K FA
linear amplifiers. Antennas are 4x NA4RR hexbeams at 40 feet each with
Yaesu rotators, 2x inverted L's with remote MFJ 1.5Kw tuners for 40
through 160 meters and K9AY receiving antennas. The SSB team will also
participate in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest, and also operate some additional CW and PSK.
Both teams will be active from 160 through 10 meters. Daily free LoTW
and Clublog uploads will be provided, and we will use the band-slot
tracking feature in Clublog to promote a competitive spirit amongst the
DX fraternity. They feel due to the extended 20 day operating period there
will be ample time to work the "little pistols" as well as the band-slot
chasers. QSL cards will be available after the event too - details of
QSL manager route to follow.
N6, UNITED STATES. Operators Todd/KH2TJ, Bruce/K6ST, William/WB6CZG and
Mike/K7MS were expected to be active as N6L in a DXpedition to Lassen
Volcanic National Park, between August 21-25th. Activity is to celebrate
Lassen Volcanic Nat'l Park's 98th Birthday. Operations are on 80-10 meters
using CW, SSB, and the Digital (PSK31, JT65, RTTY) modes. QSL N6L via KH2TJ.
PJ5, SINT EUSTATIUS (5V7 Togo Postponed!). The Czech DXpedition team that was expected to go to Togo for 14 days, between September 25th and October 3rd, have postponed their operation and have opted to go to Sint Eustatius (PJ5) instead. It was announced on the CDXP Web page, August 20th [edited]:
"Due to unexpected development of EBOLA disease in neighboring West Africa Countries we have decided to postpone 5V7's activities until 2015." This year, during the same period they will activate PJ5 and sign PJ5/homecall and PJ5/OL8R. Activity "should" be the same as their planned 5V7 (160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They plan to be in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 27-28th)). QSL via OK6DJ, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL, LoTW or using the OQRS on ClubLog. For more details and updates,
see their Web pages at: http://www.cdxp.cz/
ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND (Reminder). Steve, G3ZVW, will once again be active as ZD8N from Georgetown between August 21-29th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Look for him during the evenings, early mornings, and over the weekend. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.