The Pacific Islands Refuges and Monuments Office of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has selected the Dateline DX Association (DDXA) — the DXpedition group that activated Howland Island in 2009 and Wake Island in 1998 — to pursue a DXpedition to Baker Island. Dates have not yet been determined. Baker and Howland Islands (KH1) are part of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRIMNM), created by former President George W. Bush in 2009. Baker and Howland is the fourth most-wanted DXCC entity on Club Log’s DXCC Most Wanted List.
Let the 2016 pileups begin! Two major January DXpeditions will be among other smaller efforts, with all aimed at providing a new one to the madding crowd. Look for the Palmyra Island and South Georgia Island/South Sandwich Islands activations, starting around mid-month.
The Pacific Islands DX Group’s K5P DXpedition to Palmyra hopes to be on the air on January 12 and will continue until January 25. Palmyra ranks among the Top 10 most-wanted DXCC entities. Initially a 12-member team was set to depart and activate K5P. Due to a change of aircraft that will transport the team to the island, the team has been trimmed to nine operators. The team is planning to leave Hawaii for Palmyra on January 11. The Pacific Islands DXpedition Group has been awarded permission to activate Cooper Island in the Palmyra Atoll.
In an unexpected turn of events, Polish DXer Dom Gryzb, 3Z9DX, who has been visiting North Korea this week in advance of a planned Amateur Radio operation early next year, came on the air from the most-wanted DXCC entity around 0000 on December 20. P5/3Z9DX has been active on both 20 meters and 15 meters SSB only, and a few hundred stations have been fortunate enough to work him. The P5/3Z9DX operation is the first since the 2001-2002 operation in North Korea by 4L4FN.
December 30, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From The KP1-5 project
RE: K1N Navassa Island DXpedition
It is now about four weeks before K1N goes on the air. The exact date of departure from the staging area will be dependent upon a combination of the date U.S. FWS transportation is available and upon weather windows. It is looking like K1N will be QRV the first two weeks of February.
by: Rob Mavis AE6GE
October 27, 2011
T32C DXpedition to Kiritimati is now QRT
The(FSDXA) DXpedition to Kiritimati is now QRT. Kiritimati or Christmas Island is a Pacific Ocean atoll in the northern Line Islands and is part of the Republic of Kiribati.
The DXpedition operated with the callsign T32C for a month from September 28 to October 26. During that period utilizing 10 bands they made over 213,000 QSOs with nearly 49,000 unique callsigns, well exceeding their goals and possibly making several world records. Continue reading T32C DXpedition to Kiritimati is now QRT
Volume 28, Number 10
March 13th, 2009
Hams to Activate Midway Atoll as K4M in October 2009
Earlier this year, US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced that they would open Midway Atoll <http://www.fws.gov/midway/> to Amateur Radio operations for two weeks only, from October 5-19, 2009 <>. Tom Harrell, N4XP, of Monroe, Georgia, and Dave Johnson, WB4JTT, of Aitkin, Minnesota, have put together a team of 19 operators from all over the world to activate Midway Atoll for a 10 day period as K4M <http://www.midway2009.com/>. This the first time that USFWS has allowed amateurs to operate from the wildlife refuge since 2002.
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
During the week of December 17-21, six members of the February 2009 Desecheo DXpedition team met in Puerto Rico.
The team spent the first evening with local DXers and members of the Puerto Rico Amateur Radio League and enjoyed a wonderful dinner and a night of fellowship.The hospitality was gracious and very much appreciated.
The Dxpedition to Swain’s Island occurred in April 2007. Dxpedition information, photos, QSL information and history of the atol is available on the N8S website at http://www.yt1ad.info/n8s/index.html.