Sigi Presch - DL7DF and Crew DXpeditions

DXpeditioning since 1993
DL7DF   QSL Info | Our previous DXpeditions

OX   June 2015 - Greenland
    Our DXpedition to Greenland as OX CEPT will be between June 3 and 12, 2015. We will be active with two stations on 160m through 6m on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. If possible we will operate on 6m with a FT857D.

6W   November 2014 - Senegal
    From Novemcer 1st to Novermber 13th I was on holiday with my XYL Sabine in Senegal. I operated on all bands from 160 m to 10 m in CW, SBB, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV as often as possible. The location was Somone at the coastline of Senegal near Dakar.
    But please do not forget. This time I was on vacation with a little bit Ham Radio.

4S7   March 2014 - Sri Lanka
    Our last DXpedition was to Sri Lanka. We will stayed there from March 10 and 23, 2014. We was active with several stations on 160m through 6m on CW, SSB. One station was exclusively dedicated to RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV.

  March 2013 - Solomon Islands/ Temotu Islands
    Our last DXpedition took us to two locations. The first destination was the Solomon Islands, H44G . We stayed there from March 8 and 25, 2013. The Temotu stay we had planned from March 12 to 23. The departure was delayed due to bad weather on the March 16. During the time from March 16 to 23, a part of the group was active from Santa Cruz Island, Temotu Province, H40T.

D64K   August 2012 - Comoros Island
    Sigi will be a member of the DXpedition to Comoros, D64K. The operation date is from 8th to 21 August 2012.

A35YZ   March 2012 - Tonga
    Our last DXpedition was to Tonga, A35. We orperated from March 7 to 24, 2012 with 9 experienced operators.

5Z4HW   November/December 2011 - Kenya
    I was on holiday in Kenya with my XYL Sabine from Nov 23 to Dec 6, 2011.

3XY1D   October/November 2011 - Guinea
    We was active from Guinea, West Africa, from Oct 18 to Nov 1 as 3XY1D.

XV4SP   November/ December 2010 - Vietnam
    From November 26th to December 6th I was on holidays with my XYL Sabine on Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam .


9X0SP   October/ November 2010 - Rwanda & Burundi

This year we have chosen for our DXpedition two destinations. The first stop was from Oct 26, 2010 to Nov 2, 2010 in Rwanda, 9X. The second stop was from Nov 3, 2010 to Nov 9, 2010 in Burundi, 9U.


Our callsign in Rwanda was 9X0SP and in Burundi 9U0A.


XV4D   November 2009 - Vietnam
    From November 4th to 17th we was on air from Vietnam . We was active from 160m to 10m in CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV .

5H1DF   February 2009 - Zanzibar
    From February 3rd to 13th I was on holiday with my XYL Sabine in Zanzibar . I operated from 160m to 10m in CW, SSB, RTTY and SSTV as often as possible.

  September/October 2008 - Botswana
    From September 23 to October 6 2008, Sigi, DL7DF and Crew were on DXpedition in Botswana, South Africa. The crew was active in all modes and on all bands. Special attention were to the low bands and digital modes .

5Z4HW   February/March 2008 - Kenya
    From February 27th to March 11th I was on holiday with my XYL Sabine in Kenya . I operated on all bands in all modes as often as possible. The location was Diani Beach at the coastline of Kenya .

9U0A   September/October 2007 - Burundi
    From September 26 to October 9 2007, Sigi, DL7DF and Crew were on DXpedition in Burundi, East Africa. The crew was active in all modes and on all bands. Special attention were to the low bands and digital modes .

VU7RG   January 2007 - Laccadive Islands
    Between January 15 and 25 2007 Sigi, DL7DF and Crew were a part of a international DXpedition to Laccadive Islands VU7. They were active in all modes and on all bands.

  October 2006 - Cyprus
    From October 5th to 12th I was on holiday with my XYL Sabine on Cyprus . I operated on all bands in all modes as often as possible. The location was Paphos.

DQ2006D   May 2006 - DARC Special Event Station -
FIFA Soccer World Championship 2006

Between May 13th and May 18th Sigi, DL7DF, will be QRV with the special event call DQ2006D . Modes will be CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV . He will be active on all bands from 160m to 10m.

A special event award is in preparation.

Logo made by CQDL.

    Read more about this special event activities at ...::: amateurradio2006 :::... .

VU4AN/   April 2006 - Andaman
  The National Institute of Amateur Radio was organizing a Hamfest in Port Blair on the Andamans between April 18-25, 2006. Foreign visitors were invited to participate and to operate. See for more details. We didn't hesitate to be part of this event and thank the Indian organizers for this great event!

  February/March 2006 - Saint Martin & St. Maarten
  We want to continue our DXpeditions also in the year 2006. With the current low sunspot conditions it's difficult to provide you new band countries. However, after some investigation and surveys, we decided to go for the Caribbean - FS and PJ7 . No really rare entities but good enough for many band countries, especially on the low bands. Our VP2V results confirm this.
    We've booked two places at the east coast of each island part to have a free shot into Europe. Activity will be between February 21 and March 8, 2006 beginning with FS and afterwards PJ7.

Five experienced operators will participate: DL4WK (Wolf), DL7UFR (Frank), DL7VOA (Rob), SP3DOI (Les) and DL7DF (Sigi) . We will run two stations consisting of 2x IC735, 1x IC706, 2x TY 900 Linear Amp. 900W, a Titanex V80 E, a Hexbeam 5 Band Yagi, a R7 vertical as well as two fiberglass rods with plenty of wire.

    Modes will be CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV . An online log will be available here on this website. QSL via DL7DF through the bureau or direct.

  October 2005 - South Africa
    I was operating with a TS50 and a long wire from South Africa as ZS1/DL7DF between October 18 and 31, 2005 on a holiday and sightseeing trip.

9G5SP   April 2005 - Ghana
    I will be operating from Ghana as 9G5SP , between April 18 and 25, 2005 . This is a one-man operation. Look for me on 160-10m CW with a little SSTV. I'm gonna have a 700-watt amp, a beam and dipoles. QSL via DL7DF.

VP2V   Feb/Mar 2005 - British Virgin Islands
    Our last DXpedition destination were the British Virgin Islands - VP2V from February 23 to March 9, 2005 . Operators and callsigns were VP2V/DL7DF , VP2V/DL7UFR and VP2V/DL4WK . We were using three transceivers and two amplifiers, a Titanex V80 vertical, a R7, a Hexbeam, plenty of wire and a K9AY loop. Emphasis was put on the low bands. Modes were CW, SSB, RTTY and some PSK31 and SSTV.

  October 2004 - Cameroon
    We'll hit the airwaves again - this time from Cameroon between October 6 and October 20, 2004 with the callsigns TJ3SP and TJ3FR operated by six OP's : DL7UFR, DL7KL, DL7DF, DL4WK, DK1BT and SP3DOI. We will have 4 stations , 3 linears, 2 Yagis for 20, 15, 10 and for the WARC bands, 2 R7's, a Titanex V80DX for the low bands, GP for 30m plus plenty of wire for Beverage antennas. We work all modes .

5Z4HW   February 2004 - Kenia
    I was in Kenya between February 17 and March 1, 2004 . This was be holiday but I spent plenty of time on the bands. My callsign was 5Z4HW activating CW, SSB, RTTY plus PSK31 and SSTV but due to license restrictions no 160m, 30m and 6m. I was running a 100W into a Ground Plane and wire antennas.

XZ7A   October 2003 - Myanmar
    We actually had a special target in Africa for our 2003 DXpedition, however we ran into trouble obtaining the license. But we will go to another country instead - Myanmar, XZ . Our call sign will be XZ7A . Myanmar is not amongst the top 10 of the most needed DXCC entities anymore but we hope for a success anyway.
    Activity is planned between September 30 and October 17, 2003 . We will have four stations at two different operating places. One of the places is in the capitol, the other one in a sea village. The location in the capitol is very promising because there is a passable roof on a 25m high building.

9Y4   March/April 2003 - Tobago

I was active as 9Y4/DL7DF from Tobago between March 24 and April 9, 2003 . It was a holiday so I wasn't too much on the air. However I couldn't resist to fill the log with 6742 QSOs.



Click here for a summary of all our previous DXpeditions.

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Sigi Presch
Wilhelmsmuehlenweg 123
12621 Berlin
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