UPDATE – As well as using FT8/FT4 during the expedition, the S21DX team also hope to run OQ-100. S21RC is currently testing his OQ-100 station. 

MARCH 22 – DX-World is very happy to be S21DX media partner providing regular updates about the DXpedition.

Other recent good news saw confirmation from Cezar VE3LYC (Operations Manager & Deputy General Manager, Islands on the Air Ltd.) that Manpura does indeed fall under IOTA AS-140 group and complies with the relevant criteria.

MARCH 19, 2021 – Manju, S21AM and Fazlay, S21RC have announced plans to be active as S21DX from Manpura island, AS-140 during December 16-22, 2021.

Manpura island is some 300km away from the capital and is situated in the south coastal belt of Bangladesh. There is some limited settlement there, and no electricity. We have selected the remote southern tips of the island for our camp. Though the lack of electricity is a challenge for us but at the same time that is a blessing – less interference.

Full details are here and the team do look for support – please consider helping them.

QSL via EB7DX, LoTW.