Pacific, Southeast Asia DX Operations Announced
The Daily DX reports several upcoming opportunities to work some rare and semi-rare DXCC entities in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific this fall. FW5JJ, Wallis and Futuna Islands, will be coming on the air as Jean Jacques, TK5JJ, heads there to live for a couple of years. A start-up date has not been announced, but he plans to be active on all modes and expects to have a 2 meter EME and 6 meter capabilities. Wallis and Futuna is #51 on ClubLog’s Most Wanted List.
3D2RA, 3D2GC/p and 3D2DD/p will be on the air on CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31, and SSTV from Rotuma Island (#73) September 27-October 11.
AH2EA will be the call sign JF2WGN will use from Guam (#243) October 17-21. Charly, HSØZCW (K4VUD), is planning a “mini-HS DXpedition” from his home station in Thailand (#236), October 20-21, on 40 through 10 meters, SSB, CW and RTTY. He plans to pay special attention to 17 and 12 meters and to openings to North America. He may use the call sign E2E instead of his regular call sign.
XV2CNH, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (#157), will be on the air November 1-9 with Take, JA6CNH, at the helm on 160 through 6 meters, CW, SSB and digital.
The T33A DXpedition operation will be up and running from Banaba (#23), November 5-18.
Look for a little call sign sleight of hand in a series of operations from American Samoa and Samoa in November and early December. W8A will be the call sign from American Samoa (#57) November 12-22. Then the venue and call sign will change to N8A, November 23-24, for the CQ World Wide DX CW. Then, 5W8A will be on the air from Samoa (#118), November 27-December 2.
Take, JG8NQJ, will return to Minami Torishima (#28) to work at the weather station starting in mid-December for about 6 weeks and will be active as JD1/JG8NQJ in his spare time.
Wim, ON6DX, will operate as 5V7TH from Togo (#143) in November and December. He plans to be active on 40 and 30 meters, SSB and RTTY.