DX Clusters

There are also several web based clusters.  Some allow more elaborate filtering, so if you need JD1, you can set it up so only JD1 spots will be displayed.  Here are links to few that I have played with:

http://www.dxsummit.fi/DxSpots.aspxhttp://www.dxwatch.com/; http://www.nc7j.com/


On Line DXWatch Cluster & DX-Pedition News





Posted DXpeditions 2020 & 2021

Call Start
Aruba P4 2021 Jul07 2021 Jul14 ND7J ND7J
By ND7J as P4/ND7J and N4IQ as P4/N4IQ; QRV for IARU Contest
Botswana A25VR 2021 Apr28 2021 May24 VE7VR TDDX
By VE7VR; 40 20m; 10w (perhaps 100w); inverted Vs; holiday style operation during self-driving 4X4 camping safari
Costa Rica TI 2021 Jan03 2021 Jan09 LoTW TDDX
By KM3A N0OI as TI2/AB3G and TI3/AB3G fm various locations; 40-15m; mainly CW; Special QSL OK via Club Lob OQRS
Greenland OX3LX 2020 Nov29 2020 Dec16 OZ0J DXNews
By OZ1DJJ fm Aasiaat I (IOTA NA-134, GP38nq); HF
Malawi 7Q6M 2020 Oct29 2020 Dec15 K6ZO TDDX
Maldives 8Q7RM 2020 Nov02 2020 Nov29   DXNews
By HB9SHD fm Kandolhu I (IOTA AS-013); HF; SSB + digital
Maldives 8Q7NV
NEW (Nov21)
2020 Nov20 2020 Dec02 W6NV Direct W6NV
Maldives 8Q7AR
NEW (Nov24)
2020 Nov28 2020 Dec04 LoTW DXW.Net
By A65GC fm Saii Lagoon; satellite FM and SSB; holiday style, mainly morning and late evening; QSL via eQSL
Maldives 8Q7CQ 2021 Jan14 2021 Jan29 M0OXO DXW.Net
By G0VJG fm Reethi Faru, Filaidhoo I (IOTA AS-013); 80-10m; SSB + digital; QSL OK via Club Log OQRS; license pending
Mali TZ1CE 2020 Nov13 2020 Dec08 Auto Buro TDDX
By DK1CE fm Bamako; 160-10m; CW SSB
Minami Torishima JD1 2020 Oct14 2020 Dec31 JA8CJY Direct TDDX
By JG8NQJ as JG8NQJ/JD1 fm Marcus I (IOTA OC-073, QL64xg); HF; CW; 50W; spare time operation; operation to continue until mid Jan 2021
Rotuma 3D2AG/p 2020 Dec15 2021 Jan15 PayPal DXNews
By 3D2AG fm IOTA OC-060; 160-6m, incl 60m; CW SSB RTTY FT8; begin/end dates approximate
Sable I CY0C 2021 Oct01 2021 Oct30 TBA DXW.Net
By WA4DAN + team; 160-6m; exact dates uncertain
Sint Maarten PJ7AA 2021 Feb27 2021 Mar27 LoTW DXW.Net
By AA9A fm IOTA NA-105; 80-10m; CW SSB FT8; QSL also OK via AA9A direct and Club Log OQRS
St Kitts & Nevis V47JA 2021 Feb13 2021 Mar05 LoTW W5JON
By W5JON fm Calypso Bay; 160-6m, incl 60m; SSB FT8; yagi, verticals; QSL also OK via W5JON direct
St Pierre & Miquelon FP 2021 Jun29 2021 Jul13 LoTW DXW.Net
By KV1J as FP/KV1J fm Miquelon I (IOTA NA-032, DIFO FP-002, WLOTA 1417); 160-6m; mainly SSB CW RTTY FT8 FT4; see Web for QSL details
St Pierre & Miquelon TO5T 2021 Aug08 2021 Aug16 LoTW DXNews
By VO1IDX WB2REM VO1CH W0VTT WW1WW W4SJT fm Ile aux Marins (IOTA NA-032); 160-6m; SSB CW FT8; QSL via WB2REM or Club Log OQRS
St Vincent J8 2020 Nov21 2020 Nov28 KD7WPJ KD7WPJ
By KD7WPJ as J8/UR5BCP fm IOTA NA-109; 40-6m; mainly FT8 FT4; 100w; QSL OK B/d; LoTW for digital contacts
St Vincent J88PI 2021 Jul23 2021 Aug03 GW4DVB Direct DXW.Net
By GW4DVB fm Palm I (IOTA NA-025, FK92ho); 40-6m; SSB FT8


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.
-I 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.

Or else....

The dreaded Wouff-Hong!  If you need to, Google it.

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Propagation Information

Latest Propagation DXMAPS from NU8Z 8/17 Tickler.

"In a nutshell this website shows all the reported propagation paths on all the bands. The data is provided by actual DX spots, CW reverse beacons, and JT/WSPR/PSK reporting system reports. It graphically depicts the real propagation paths verified by qsos." 


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What do these numbers mean?  Or, a bit more info from the ARRL.

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DX Sites

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 DX Zone   CQ  Amateur radio DX QSL NET   Search many DX logs
Michigan DX Association DX Notebook
NG3K Announced DX Operations ARRL Logbook of the World
Near Real Time MUF Map Amateur Radio Contest/DX Page


Contesting Sites

2016 Michigan QSO Party is  April 15th from 12 noon to midnight local time.

Click here for more information.

Click here to get an overall view of the Michigan QSO Party written by NU8Z for the 2007 party.

Click here for a primer on the Michigan QSO Party for first timers by K8CC for the 2007 party. 


ARRL Contest Update ARRL Contesting Page
The Contest and DX Library by KA9FOX Michigan QSO Party 
This Week's Contests Compiled by WA7BNM  Annual CQ Contest Calendar
WA7BNM 12-Month Contest Calendar  

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