News and Status
March 5, 2017 - EP2A appears in Chinese HAM magazine
Chinese radio amateur magazine "CQ Communications Today" in their newest issue writes about EP2A and promotes DXpeditioning to Chinese radio community
October 9 - Summary of EP2A available
Summary article of EP2A DX expedition is now available in PDF format
October 4 - EP2A video published on Youtube
May 24 - Problems with OQRS solved
Problems with QSL card orders via OQRS resolved. Now it's fully operational again.
May 2 - The last part of the diary and photos published
...so it's a bit nervous because we still have to deal with the customs in the airport... Read more
April 26 - EP2A now QRT
Today EP2A went QRT with 68156 QSOs and 22954 unique callsigns in the log. Full log is uploaded to Clublog.org.
April 25 - News from EP2A
Tonight is the last night of the DX-pedition. We plan to work on 160 and ... Read more
April 25 - EP2A will be on the air until 10:00 GMT April 26
Yuris/YL2GM reports that the team plans to start dismounting antennas on April 26 morning. So EP2A will still be on the air tonight full strength and partially tomorrow (April 26) until 10:00 GMT, when EP2A will go QRT
April 24 - two nights before the end, but still huge pile-up on 80m band
April 22 - 3rd part of the diary and photos added
From today we will be 6 operators left on 3 workstations and after tomorrow...
April 20 - 2nd part of the diary and photos added
Today we had guests and visitors from...
April 20 - Remote recording of EP2A 160m operation
April 18 - Diary with photos added
Expedition arrives in Tehran international airport at 01:25 local time. We are being warmly welcomed by...
April 17 - About busted QSOs
If you work us but do not find yourself in the log after fresh Clublog upload, try to work us again. If you do not succeed until the end of DX-pedition, send your busted QSO requests to QSL manager. Requests will be processed after the end of the DX-pedition.
If you are not sure about the QSO, wait for the next Clublog upload and check if you are in the log before calling us again on the same band and mode.
If you find yourself in the log, please do not make repeated QSOs (dupes) on the same band and mode. Give other callers a chance.
April 17 - Missing QSOs on 30m
Sorry for some QSOs of April 15 on 30m band which are currently missing in Clublog. This is due to problems with one of the computers. QSOs will be restored later.
April 17 - First upload of QSOs to Clublog.org done
First 7642 QSOs are uploaded to Clublog. Yuris/YL2GM reports that team has some issues with computer network. Separate computer logs will be kept and twice a day uploaded to Clublog.org
April 15 - about Clublog error message
(Update 16.Apr: Issue fixed. No more errors observed)
We are aware of the error message shown in Clublog.org after you upload your QSOs with us dated April 15. This is likely caused by the fact that we managed to start our operation one day earlier than announced before. April 16 is fixed as start date in Clublog, but support ticket has been already opened with Clublog.org to fix it.
No worries - QSOs of April 15 (and later) are perfectly valid for DXCC!
April 15 - EP2A is QRV!
April 15 - Warm welcome in Tehran airport!
On April 14 Latvian group departs from Riga airport and meets up with Ukrainian group in Kiev, Boryspil airport. Team takes picture and catches next flight to Tehran airport.
Estimated landing time - April 14, 21:00 GMT. After that meet up with Iranian group (EP2A all team together) and a bus ride to Gilan province.
Juris/YL2GM and team plan to be on the air from Iran using callsign EP2A between April 16-25, 2016.
The delay compared to the initial plans (autumn 2015) was because paperwork took longer than expected.
QTH will be in Gilan province (map).
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