Update: Z60A 8.2.1018
The guys are really busy @ Z60A. Now a BCC group is there with the focus on RTTY! Bands from 17m – 160m are now done. The distance for 10m – 15m seems to be very difficoult – but we will get there some day!
From DX World: https://dx-world.net/z60a-kosovo-new-dxcc-entity/
January gave us a new, but easy to work DXCC expanding the DXCC list to 340!
NEWS UPDATE – The start date for Republic of Kosovo DXCC credit is January 21, 2018. Previous Z6 QSOs/QSLs will not count. Current Z60A operation is valid. More here
Exclusive pictures below credit Kenneth, OZ1IKY who is operating from the 2nd location with Olli, OH0XX. They generally run 20 & 40CW. Pileups have been large.
JANUARY 23, 2018 @ 06:00z — Kosovo’s IARU Society SHARK, and its president Vjollca Caka, Z61VB are hosting a tenth anniversary activation celebrating Kosovo’s independence, February 2008.
The activation has already started, with Z60A being found on several bands. Adding to their HQ location is a semi-permanent low-band site. Both sites have beam antennas plus four K3s and SPE 1.3KW amps. Olli, OH0XX has been testing the propagation over the past two days with good — but narrow — U.S openings.
An international team has been invited to Kosovo and is partially on the ground at this time. The team consists of DL3DXX, OH0XX, OH1MA, OH2BH, OH3JR, OZ1IKY, S50A and S51F, along with locals Z61DX, Z61FF, Z61VB, Z62FB and Z63DBB. Additional locals are behind this activity as well, and a new 2nd week team will be announced soon.
Jim, K9JF, ARRL Hon. Vice-President and Hans, PB2T, IARU R1 secretary will add to the party.
The ARRL Rocky Mountain Division director, Dwayne Allen, WY7FD has informed the team that the LoTW and the other ARRL structures are being put into place to receive this new DXCC country contacts. Already, “Republic of Kosovo” is listed in the DXCC Challenge pages.
Club Log will be used for this activation, while QSLs go via OH2BH. [source: N7NG]
*A reminder of the earlier news and tweet DX-World put out on January 21st.
There is a great activation with Martti OH2BH already on the air!
Just day on already in on 4 bands … so no big deal! 🙂
It will not stay very long on Clublog most wanted P #1!
Its good fun anyway .. go and get them!