If you need a QSO with Viet-Nam in digital modes, you will be pleased to know that Shim de XV3AA is regularly active in JT65 on 20m around 0900z. Considering that JT65 has low power requirement, this is a good opportunity to contact vietnamese amateur radio station. Check on pskreporter website for his presence.
During his antenna set up in Ho Coc, Malcolm has got his leg injured. He had to go to the hospital for check-up and treatment in order to prevent the wound being infected.
After reducing his operating time in Ho Coc, he is now enjoying some rest so he will recover quicker. Some radio activity is still possible from Ho Chi Minh City or Can Tho, but no schedule can be planned.
Despite using less equipment than hoped because of the military restricted status of the island, the team has managed to work around 8000 QSOs. After a short ceremony with local officials and people, the operators have gone back to Saigon so they can catch a plane back to Europe, looking for the volcanic ashes to let them flight safely.
3W6C team is in Viêt-Nam now and has met XV2A and XV2B in Ho Chi Minh City. They will soon leave for their final destination and start operation. Please follow the news on their expedition website.
3W6C expedition will activate Côn Có Island, a top wanted IOTA. This very skilled team plan to arrive in Viêt-Nam at the beginning of April.
Propagation is improving slowly and 15m band is often open to Europe now. Contact should be possible from any part of the world on most HF bands and modes.
HB9DST/AA1MI team organizing 3W6C expedition is looking for an experimented CW operator. Please contact them at hb9bxe_arobasecharacter_3w6c.qrv.ch (do replace _arobasecharacter_ by the @ sign).
Despite the typhoon number 9 hitting the center Viet-Nam, XV3/XV6/XV7RRC activation is on his way.
They were heard yesterday on 20m. More details on their website.