XX9, Macau 2012 DX-adventure


Macau DX-adventure

Welcome to Macau – DX-adventure 2012 DXpedition web site, where we’ll give you more information about our DXpedition.
The operation will be on the air from 18th to 29th October 2012. We will transmit from IOTA AS-075 (Coloane Island OL62SC).
The Team

Macau DX-adventure Team is made up 4 operators:
EA5HPX (XX9TPX) – Eugene Mosiychuk
EA7FTR (XX9TFR) – Francisco Liañez
EB5BBM (XX9TBM) – Jose M. Molero
 EB7DX (XX9TEX) – David Liañez



Macau, along with Hong Kong, one of the two special administrative regions of the People’s Republic of China. It lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta, bordering Guangdong province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east and south.

The territory’s economy is heavily dependent on gambling and tourism but also includes manufacturing.

Macau was a Portuguese colony and both the first and last European colony in China. Portuguese traders first settled in Macau in the 16th century and subsequently administered the region until the handover on 20 December 1999. The Sino-Portuguese Joint Declaration and the Basic Law of Macau stipulate that Macau operates with a high degree of autonomy until at least 2049, fifty years after the transfer.

Macau is situated 60 kilometres (37 mi) southwest of Hong Kong and 145 kilometres (90 mi) from Guangzhou. It also has 41 kilometres (25 mi) of coastline, yet only 0.31 kilometres (0.19 mi) of land border with Guangdong. It consists of the Macau Peninsula itself and the islands of Taipa and Coloane, which are now connected by landfill forming the Cotai Strip. The peninsula is formed by the Zhu Jiang (Pearl River) estuary on the east and the Xi Jiang (West River) on the west. It borders the Zhuhai Special Economic Zone in mainland China. The main border crossing between Macau and China is known as the Portas do Cerco (Barrier Gate) on the Macau side, and the Gongbei Port of Entry on the Zhuhai side.

The history of Macau is traced back to the Qin Dynasty (221–206 BC), when the region now called Macau came under the jurisdiction of Panyu county, in Nanhai prefecture (present day Guangdong). The first recorded inhabitants of the area were people seeking refuge in Macau from invading Mongols during the Southern Song Dynasty. Under the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644 AD), fishermen migrated to Macau from Guangdong and Fujian provinces.

Extracted from wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macau

Macau 2012 – PlansWe’ll be active from 10 to 160 meters (include WARC bands) in CW, SSB and RTTY with at least 2 stations at the same time in different bands and modes.


TX / RXAntennasOthers
ICOM IC-7000SpiderBeam 5 bands Laptops with Wintest
ICOM IC-7000Vertical 40M Heil headset
ICOM IC-706MKIIVerical 80M CW keys
Vertical 160M RTTY interface

Band Plans

*6M50.103Not allowed in Macau
12M24.893Not allowed in Macau24.921
40M7.0237.065 / 7.1607.035

* The locator for 6 meters is OL62SC.

QSL info

The QSL Manager for Macau DX-adventure 2012 is EA7FTR:

Francisco Liañez Suero
Asturias 23
21110 Aljaraque-Huelva

Direct QSL

For all direct request, please send a self addressed envelope with:

1 IRC or 2 US$ or 1 € for European Union

1 IRC or 2 US$ for other destinations
Not in Log?

If you cannot find your callsign in the LOG but are sure to have a valid contact, please send your request to EA7FTR after carefully checking the QSO details (date, time, band and mode) with our operators.

Every request will be considered in order to debug any possible log entry error.

Thank you for your understanding.
LoTW Confirmations

All QSOs will be confirmed via LOTW.
Bureau Confirmations

Spanish Bureau, we dont need your Bureau QSL card.