Upcoming DX Expeditions

A running summary of Announced DX Operations is published daily.  See http://www.ng3k.com/misc/adxo.html for this excellent product showing what you can expect well into next year and beyond.

ARRL publishes a weekly bulletin showing those DX operations expected for the coming week.  Every member should receive this bulletin.  If not, log-in to ARRL and check your account.  At the bottom, be sure your email address is entered and then check the box saying OPT IN.  With this you will  extablish an alias to use for email if you do not wish to use your personal address.  it will be <yourcall@arrl.net>.  Check this bulletin.  There is plenty of DX on the air even though we are moving into the sun-spot minima.  

The goal of this section is to make all KARS Members and visitors to our web page aware of upcoming expeditions to rare entities.  See http://www,qrz,com for basic information about future operations.  In most cases the DX will have a web page to give up to date information about what is planned. 

3C0L Annabon Island has completed operation.  Now the team has moved to Equatorial Guinea and is on the air as 3C1L.  The 3C0L log is posted to Club Log and now with an internet connection the team is posting 3C1L contacts.    Then you should be able to enter your call in their LOG page to see if you are in their log. QSL via OCRS.  See http://www.lral.lv/3c0l_3c1l/index.html for how to QSL and other current information.  The 3C0L/3C1L page is a good example of a web page maintained by various rare DX expedifitions before and after their operation.

Upcoming Expeditions to Rare Locations

3Y0Z  Bouvet Island.  Planned for early 2018.  Will be on the air for 14 days.  See http://www.bouvetdx.org for current information.

KH1   Baker Island.  Planned for third week of June, 2018.  Will be on the air for 10 days.  See http://www.baker2018.net for current information.


Expect any rare DX to use split operation.  QSX for CW is generally UP 1.5 to 10 kHz above the sending frequency.  QSX for SSB is generally UP 5 to 10 kHz above sending frequency but can be even further up the band.  While this is the general rule, Heard Island (VK0) listened down to avoid interfering with the operation at Comoros Island (D6) on at the same time. In any case, the DX will generally announce where they are listening and will normally publish a band plan on their web page.  You need to know your radio and how to use the "quick split" function to quickly get on their listening frequency.  Best practice -- Visit the Expedition web page to read how they expect to operate.  Above all, listen to what the DX says.

DX Code of Conduct

• I will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling.

• I will only call if I can copy the DX station properly.

• I will not trust the DX cluster and will be sure of the DX station's call sign before calling.

• I will not interfere with the DX station nor anyone calling and will never tune up on the DX frequency or in the QSX slot.

• I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before I call.

• I will always send my full call sign.

• I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval. I will not call continuously.

• I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another call sign, not mine.

• I will not transmit when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine.

• I will not transmit when the DX station requests geographic areas other than mine.

• When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my call sign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly. • I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact.

• I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect.