NEWS UPDATE by K2BB —  We did not get short calls, like 5R8R. They simply added first letter of our last names to requested calls, so we end up with 5R8UM and 5R8RG. We gonna use only one call – 5R8UM. We also gonna try EME on 6M. We have a website now – – with some info, we also gonna post some pictures and stories there, while on the island. QSL – Club Log OQRS for direct QSL and LoTW.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 — Alex, K2BB and Pavel, UU0JR are looking for other ops to join them to form a team for a DXpedition to Nosy Be Island, AF-057, Madagascar during November 19-29, 2018. Plans are to QRV on 160-10m, CW/SSB/Digi. Participation in CQWW DX CW contest. 5R8R callsign is requested but not confirmed yet. Contact Alex if interested in joining: [email protected]