About amateur radio DXpeditions

VK9NS from Bangladesh
Jim Smith VK9NS operating from Bangladesh

Amateur radio expeditions, commonly known as DXpeditions, are associated by all amateurs with the signs JA1BK, JH1AJT, OH2BH, SM0AGD, VK9NS (last two are my expedition gurus), ZL1AMO – let me name those better known. One of the pioneers of DX expeditions were famous: Robert Leo W7LR, Gus Browning W4BPD and Danny Weil VP2VB. Then for years we were excited by expeditions by Iris and Lloyd Colvin – W6QL and W6KG. For me these people have always been idols, as they have given a lot of emotions and happiness to the whole ham society, enabling us all to make long-distance communication with the white spots on the map

On the following pages you may read about several expedition to places, which are not often visited by tourists. I begin with a description of several SP9FIH & company expeditions: Aland Islands SP9FIH/OH0, Austral Islands FO0WEG, Marquesas Islands FO/SP9FIH and FO0POM, Tonga A35WE, Nepal 9N7WE, Bonaire PJ4/SP9FIH,  Anegada VP2V/SP9FIH, Dominica J79L, Macau XX9TIH, Albania ZA/ZA1P, Palestine E44WE, Lihtenstain HB0/SP9FIH, Sint Eustatius PJ5/SP9FIH, Niue E6AF and more!

VK9NS as VK9WW
VK9NS operating from Willis Island as VK9WW

There are two awards for contacts with amateur radio expeditions issued: “Tonga DXpedition Award” and “Polish World Tour Award”. I still have QSL cards for my expeditions – send me e-mail and I check if you are in the log.

In memoriam of Eric SM0AGD:

In memoriam of SM0AGD

Thirty years of DXpeditioning (1971 – 2001) is something to remember and admire.
RIP Eric.

3C0GD
3C1AG
3C1AG
3C1AG
3D2DX
3D2DX
9Q5AGD
A22GD
A22GD
C21NI
C21NI
CR3AGD
FW0AG
HK0AA
HK0AA
HK0AB
HK0AB
J5AG
J5AG
J52AG
J52AG
K4M
K7K
K7K
S9AGD
S9AGD
S79AG
SI9AM
SI9AM
SM0AGD/3D6
SM0AGD/KH1
SM0AGD/S2
SM0AGD/XW8
SM0AGD/XW8
SM2AGD/CE0
SM2AGD/CE0
SM3AGD
T2AGD
T2AGD
T30CB
T30CB
T31AE
T31AE
T31T
T31T
T32AJ
T32AJ
VP8NI
VP8NI
XU1A
XW30
XW30
ZK1AF
ZK1AF
ZK3DX
ZM7AG
ZM7AG