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SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1096
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1096

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1096
BID: $OPDX.1096
January 21, 2013
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters
Network, ARRL Letter, K1DX, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, NJ1Q & W1AW, W2GB, W2IRT,
K3LR, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KH6BZF, K8GI,
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DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SM3CVM, TA1HZ, TA2RX,
VA3RJ & ICPO and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 13th-January, through Sunday, 20th-January there were 215
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G,
9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5,
C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7,
EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FK, FM,
FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI,
HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY,
K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH,
OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ,
R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG,
TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE,
VK, VK9L, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN,
YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS

* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
First Worry Later" (WFWL).

5H, TANZANIA. Serge, F6AML, will be active as 5H1Z from Zanzibar (AF-032)
between January 20th and February 28th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters
using CW and SSB. During his time there, he may be active from Mafia
Island (AF-054), Pemba Island (AF-063) and an island in the AF-075 IOTA
group. His equipment is a FT857D with a 400w amp into a HF6V with 8
radials. QSL via his home callsign, direct (see or by the Bureau
(he suggests Bureau E-mail request <>).

5X, UGANDA (Update). Members of the F6KOP team are expected to be active
as 5X8C between February 6-18th, from a location some 20 Km from Entebbe
airport. The latest report states that the team is now complete with the
last operators Jean-Louis/F5NHJ and David/EI9FBB. Unfortunately, Frank,
F4AJQ, will not be able to operate from 5X and is now the team leader of
the "Back Office" in France. Operators Seb/F5UFX and Alain/F6ENO are now
team leaders of the DXpedition to 5X. Mode leaders are Bernard/F9IE (CW),
Flo/F5CWU (SSB) and Jean-Paul/F8BJI (RTTY). The current DXpedition team
is as follows:
CW Team #1: Seb/F5UFX, Dave/K4SV, Patrick/F2DX and Norbert/DJ7JC
CW Team #2: Alain/F6ENO, Jean-Marc/F8IXZ, Stephane/F5UOW and
SSB Team #1: Gerard/F2JD, Gerard/F2VX, Eric/ON7RN and François/ON4LO
SSB Team #2: Michel/FM5CD, Lars/DF1LON, Uwe/DL8OBF and David/EI9FBB
RTTY Team: Jean-Paul/F8BJI, Hans/DL1YFF, Jean-Louis/F5NHJ and Michel/F5EOT
Mixed Mode Team: Flo/F5CWU, Valery/RG8K, Mike/UA9KGH/1 and Bernard/F9IE

John, F5VHQ, will join the team on February 13th, which will complete
the 25. The two pilots stations are: Thierry/F4TTR for the French speaking
people and Andre/V51B, for the English speaking Hams. All the matters are
booked and papers are in hand. Look for the first signals expected on
February 8th, around noon. The main focus will be on the low bands, with
two dedicated K3 radios. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB,
RTTY and PSK. Suggested frequencies were published in OPDX.1081. The
last hand to control the gear and finish the packaging is scheduled at
the F6KOP QTH on January 26-27th. The group is still looking for donations/
funds, and they would like to "thank a lot firms, sellers, DX Bulletins
editors, associations, hams and all of you who helped" them in this new
F6KOP adventure. Those who want help them can go to their donors page
Also, don't forget to sign their Guest book at:
You can subscribe to the mail diary at:
Yann, F1NGP, will be their QSL Manager (100% OK Direct, ClubLog's OQRS,
Bureau and LoTW). For more details and updates, see:

60 METER NEWS.........
* Johan, SM0TSC, has been given an experimental license for six months
to put Sweden on 60 meters (5 MHz). He is allowed to operate on 5310,
5320, 5380 and 5390 center frequency plus 1.5 KHz, maximum of 3 kHz
bandwidth and 100 watts. For skeds on any mode, E-mail him at:

* Peter, OX3XR, reports that Greenland has now gotten the following
frequency band for 5 MHz: 5250-5450 kHz. He will soon be active
using a dipole on 5 MHz.

9G, GHANA. Marcel, AI6MS, reports [edited]: "I will be operating portable
from January-May 2013 in Ghana, West Africa, as 9G5MS with my Yaesu
FT-857D. Anyone is welcome to make a contact, though priority will be
given to schools, universities, and prescheduled contacts. I am volun-
teering with a non-profit called 'Medicine on the Move' and will be
using amateur radio in the classroom for the students from the 'AvTech
Academy' in Kpong, Ghana. QSL cards are tentatively planned and can be
expected in the 2nd half of 2013 if requested. I hope to be operating
during the ARRL School Club Roundup as well."

9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO (Cancelled). Jim, N6TJ, has cancelled his activity
as 9Y4W from Scarborough, Tobago Island (SA-009, WLOTA 0412), for the ARRL
DX CW Contest (February 16-17th). His host on Tobago has a broken tower and
there is no time to fix it before the contest.

A3, TONGA (Update). Werner, DJ9KH, will be active from Tongatapu Island
(OC-049) between February 13-23rd, and Vava'u Island (OC-064) between
February 24th and March 2nd. His callsigns will be A31WH (OC-049) and
A31WH/p (OC-064). He will pick up his license as soon as he arrives in
Tonga. His equipment will be a K3 with 100 watts and wire-antennas (loops
and verticals). Activity will be on the HF bands, depending on propagation.
Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826.5, 3505, 7020, 10105, 14024, 18080, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 3799, 7070, 14190, 18145, 21290, 24950 and 28490 kHz
RTTY - 10140, 14080, 18110, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz

QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the DARC Bureau. He plans to
update on <> every day and give information about
planned activities, modes and frequencies. He doesn’t use an online-log,
LoTW and e-QSL.

DAYTON HAMVENTION NEWS. Tim, K3LR, reports that the 2013 Dayton TopBand
dinner will be held on Friday evening May 17th, at the Crowne Plaza in
the Presidential Ballroom - downtown Dayton, Ohio. Top Band Social hour
is at 6:15 PM and Dinner starts at 7:15 PM. Noted Top Band enthusiast -
Larry "Tree" Tyree, N6TR will give a program. Reservations are available
online with credit cards and PayPal. Use the "contact us" information if
you need to make other arrangements. All of the details are available
Scroll down to make your reservations. Four nights of great hospitality
are also at the Crowne Plaza Contest Super Suite. Details are here:

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, is now accepting
the following operation for DXCC credit:
Z81Z ­ Republic of South Sudan; Current operation commencing
January 8, 2013

FRENCH SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN TOUR. Gildas, TU5KG, is once again traveling
through the South Indian Ocean on a fishing boat. As in past years, he
will be sailing in both the Kerguelen and Crozet Island regions, and may
activate the islands (if he goes ashore) using his new callsigns - FT5XT
(Kerguelen) and FT5WQ (Crozet). When at sea, he will sign as callsign/mm.
QSL via F4DXW, direct only. View his QSL card on

H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE. Sigi, DK9FN, will once again return to the Temotu
Province for a fifth time and be active as H40FN, but this time from
Lata, Nendo Island (OC-100) between December 21st and January 6th (2014).
QSL via HA8DD, direct only. More details will be forthcoming. Watch the Web site at:

IO5, ITALY (Special Event/AAW Week). Leo, IW5EFX, informs OPDX that he
will be active as IO5SP during the month of February and 10th Antarctic
Activity Week (AAW). The suffix stands for "South Pole". A special QSL will be
sent 100% via the Bureau. See info on He also mentions to look
for IO5ANT during the AAWeek from National Antarctic Museum in Siena, Italy.
QSL will be sent 100% via the Bureau.

IOTA NEWS..............
EU-006. Members of the Westnet DX Group will once again be active as
EJ7NET from the Aran Islands between May 10-15th. Operators
mentioned are Declan/EI6FR, Tony/EI3HA, Tony/EI2GX, Liam/EI7DSB,
Dermot/EI5IQ, Tony/EI2KC, Bernhard/HB9ASZ, Rolf/HB9DGV, Gordon/
MM0BIM, Barry/GM3YEH, John/GM0DJG and Allan/GM3OZB. Activity
will be on all HF bands and modes. QSL via LoTW, or direct to
Declan, EI6FR. NO eQSL or Bureau QSLs.

EU-016. Operators ON2AV, Danny/ON4CEZ and Jan/ON7JA will active as
9A/OO7T/p from Brac Island (ACIA IC-657, CIA-04, IOCA CI-010,
MIA MC-042, WLOTA 0416), Croatia, between July 24th and August
2nd. Activity will be on all bands and modes. They will also
be an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL is
100% via the Bureau. No e-QSL.

EU-123. Operators Ken/G0ORH and David/G3KLH will be active as MM3I
from Arran Island (IOSA CL01, SCOTIA CS14), in the Clyde
Islands IOTA group between July 22-30th. Activity will include
an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). Look for
activity on 30/17/12 meters outside of the contest. They also
plan some activity on 60 meters (5 MHz). QSL via G0ORH.

OC-285. Ralph, H44RK (aka 5W0W), is going to activate Sikaiana Atoll.
Dates have not been provided. Ralph is currently active from
Apia, Somoa, until March 3rd. He is looking for 2-3 operators,
but 1 operator must be CW POC. If interested, contact Ralph
at <> or NR6M at <>.

SA-096. (Correction) In OPDX.1095, the Web page for the LU6W DXpedition
was listed wrong which could have an impact on donations. It
should have been:

J5, GUINEA BISSAU. Members of Verona DX Team will once again return to
Cumura to help with the mission work and be active as J52HF between
February 10th and March 2nd. In their spare time, they will be on air
on the HF bands and 50 MHz, SSB only. Operators mentioned are Livio/IZ3BUR,
Libero/IK3RBE, Enzo/IK3VVD, Ilario/IZ3STA and Milena/IK3VZJ. QSL via
I3LDP. More details should be forthcoming, but you can view details and
pictures from their 2012 DXpedition at:

Jan/21st AN Jan/24th AN Jan/26th AN
Jan/22nd AN Jan/25th AN Jan/27th AN
Jan/23rd AN

----------------- ------ -------- ------
AN - Above Normal Quiet K=0-1 0-7
HN - High Normal Unsettled K=2 8-15
LN - Low Normal Active K=3 16-29
BN - Below Normal Minor Storm K=4 30-49
DIS - Disturbed Major Storm K=5 50-99
VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9 100-400

NH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Joe, JA1LZR, will be active as NH0Z during the CQ
160 Meter CW Contest (January 25-27th) as a Single-Op entry. Activity
will be from Tinian Island (OC-086, USI NI003S, WLOTA 3108). QSL via
JJ2VLY (see

P4, ARUBA. Helmut, DF7ZS, will once again be active (possibly as P41P)
from Aruba (SA-036) between March 26th and April 3rd. Activity will
include the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry. Some casual operations will take place before and after the contest
on 17/12 meters. The callsign for the WPX contest is still tentative.
QSL via his home callsign. Watch his home page at:

PF100, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Operator Fred, PA0FAW, (ISWL
Member PA-11092, FISTS #9858), will be operating with the special call-
sign PF100ZOO between February 1-28th. Activity is to commemorate the
100th anniversary of the very well known Arnhem Zoo (Official
name is Burgers Zoo). Operations will mainly be CW and SSB, with some
Digital modes. Fred will once again be active from the De Hoge Veluwe
National Park (WFF PAFF-005) and from Grid Locator Squares: JO21WX,
JO22VA and JO32AA. QSL via PA0FAW, by the Bureau, direct and
(No LOTW). SWL reports are always welcome and appreciated. See

PJ2, CURACAO. Operators Mike/W1USN, Bob/AA1M and Scott/W1SSR will be
active as PJ2/homecall from Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA LH-0942) between
March 8-22th. Activity will be on all bands 160-10 meters using CW,
SSB, PSK and RTTY. QSL via their home callsign, direct CBA or by the

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated January 13th)
6W2SC via HA3AUI (d) OE2013HTL via OE5HTL OE2013Y via OE2IGP
8S0DX via SM0DSG OE2013I via OE7XCI OE2013ZK via OE3ZK
BD3CB via BA4EG OE2013J via OE5DFL OE2013Z via OE6CLD
CT8/K0RUI via K0RUI OE2013K via OE1DIA OG9W via OH2BCI
GB2LBC via MX0WRC OE2013LCM via OE2LCM OK/OE2013J/P via OE5DFL
HG2W via HA2QW OE2013LRO via OE2LRO PY0F/PP1CZ via PP1CZ
HG4I via HA5LN OE2013MMF via OE6MMF RV9DC via EA6SK
HK1T via EA5KB OE2013M via OE3KLU RW17AK via R3COM
OE2013AGT via OE7AGT OE2013P via OE8SPW TA4/DL6RO via DL6RO
OE2013A via OE8SKQ OE2013Q via OE5KE UE70Q via RM3Q
OE2013BCK via OE8BCK OE2013R via OE9XRV UK8OM via 4Z5OG (d)
OE2013B via OE2RWL OE2013SEL via OE7SEL UN7NFD via RW6HS (d)
OE2013CFC via OE3CFC OE2013T via OE7XCI UT2G via UR7GW
OE2013C via OE4RGC OE2013U via OE3GCU XE1RK via EA5ZD
OE2013DRM via OE5DRM OE2013V via OE6WIG YL1S via YL1ZS
OE2013FKS via OE3FKS OE2013WCW via OE3WCW YN9SU via TI4SU
OE2013F via OE7SPI OE2013W via OE1W Z320K via Z33A
OE2013GOA via OE1GOA OE2013XFS via OE3PFS ZF2PG via K8PGJ
OE2013GTU via OE1GTU OE2013XRG via OE6CBG
OE2013G via OE9SEI OE2013X via OE5RBO
OE2013E via OE4VIE (all QSOs will be automatically confirmed with a
bureau QSL and via LoTW, do not send a bureau QSL, it is not necessary)

(d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only

2O12W QSL STATUS. Glyn, GW0ANA, reports: "I would advise that all direct
QSL cards have now been sent out, also log uploaded to LoTW and eQSL.
The direct QSLs were delayed due to problems on design due to Olympic
Logo authorization having to go to Olympic committee. All logos now
approved and cards printed and gone out."

TIME TO UPDATE YOUR GS-IRC CHART (Update). Bill, W9OL, informs OPDX that
he has made many updates to his GS/IRC Chart. He states, "It's the New
Year and many countries are raising their postal prices, and it's time
to update the cost of QSLing. Please take a look at the GS-IRC Chart and
let me know of any changes in postage for the country YOU reside in.
There is a lot of OLD data that I have NOT received updates on. If you
live in or have a friend who resides in these missing countries, please
elicit his help in obtaining the new information.
The current chart resides at:
If you wish to download the whole file, go to:


5T5BV, 5V7TH, 5T0SP, 9Y4/DL7VOG, BM0LF, BV7GC, C93FF , CY9M, D44TXR,
E40V, EY7AD, HH8/N3BNA, HL2DC, J75Z, J79IX, J79WE, JY8VB, LT0X, NH8S,
P29NI, P29VCX, P29VPB, PA3EVY, RI0K, SU9VB, T77C, T8XX, T88UE, TI8M,


S7, SEYCHELLES. Operators of the Uruguay DX Group (Mario/CX4CR and
Bert/CX3AN) plan a 2013 DXpedition to the Seychelles. However, Mario
had developed some health problem and ended up with a triple by-pass.
At the moment he is recovering 100% and again on the bands. Bert will
go ahead with the plans, but alone for this year's DXpedition. Look for
him to be active as S79AN from Pointe Larue on Mahe Island (AF-024)
between February 4-11th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-6 meters,
including 30/17/12 meters, using CW and SSB. He will try to operate as
much as he can. QSL via CX3AN direct only (see NO Bureau or

SI9, SWEDEN. Operators Raf/ON5RZ, Dirk/ON7DS and Jean/ON4JW will operate
as SI9AM between January 23-28th, from the "King Chulalongkorn Memorial"
the largest Thai Pavilion in the world outside Thailand in Raganda, Sweden.
The trio plan to be an entry in the UBA DX Contest (January 26-27th).
Outside of the contest, they will be active on 160-10 meters using CW,
SSB and FM. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1817, 3517, 7017, 10117, 14017, 18077, 21017, 24897 and 28017 kHz
SSB - 1840, 3760, 7060, 14210, 18160, 21310, 24960 and 28510 kHz
FM - 145.550 MHz and repeater RV49 - 145.612 MHz
QSL via SM3CVM, direct or by the Bureau. Bureau cards can be requested
by E-mail at: info(at)
Visit the SI9AM Web page at:
Look at their special page at:

TC16, TURKEY (Special Event). Members of the Turkish Radio Amateur Club
(TRAC) from the Bursa Branch (the YM3KB team) are currently activating
the special callsign TC16BURSA as of January 10th through March 10th.
Activity will be on all the bands under the terms of propagation, using
CW, SSB, PSK snd ROS modes. Station information about actively working
bands, frequencies and modes will be announced online on their Facebook
page <> and their page
<>. QSL direct to POB 76, Gencosman,
BURSA, 16105 Turkey.

TCSWAT 2013 ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCED. Bekir, TA2RX, informs OPDX that the
members of the "TC Special Wireless Activity Team" (TCSWAT) have announced
their activities for 2013 to activate several special callsigns in memory
of those who lost their lives in WWI and some other upcoming anniversaries.
The "Giresun Radio Amateurs and Nature Sports Club" (GITRAD) will also
join them on two more such activities listed below. The TCSWAT might be
organizing some foreign DXpeditions again, if they can get the permissions.
The current agenda and callsigns are as follows:
January 15-31st - TC150RC; 150th Year of Robert College
February 1-28th - TC1BW; In memory of TA1BW (SK) - Asil Feri
March 16-18th - TC18M; In memory of the Naval Victory of March 18, 1915
April 1-15th - TC47A; In memory of the 47th Giresun Volunteer Regiment
April 20-25th - TC57A; Scouts Camp in "Memory of Martyrs", Çanakkale
June 28-30th - Friedrichshafen HamFest (TCSWAT hopes to see you there)
July 1-31st - TC150RC; 150th Year of Robert College
August 26-31st - TC42A; In Memory of the 42th Giresun Volunteer Regiment
October 14-30th - TC90TC; 90th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic
November 1-17th - TC301B; 30th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic of
Northern Cyprus
December 20-25th- TC9SAM; Scouts Camp in Memory of Martyrs, Erzurum
** Also look for TC0C and TC2C to be in various contests. TC2C was
active this past weekend from YM2SFT club station during the HA DX
Contest as Multi-Op/Single-Transmitter/Low-Power entry. Look for
more activities that might be announced as they come along.

TM10, FRANCE (AAW Special Event). Look for special event station TM10AAW
to be on air on February 2-3th, 8-10th and 15-24th. Activity is to cele-
brate the 10th Antarctic Activity Week (AAW). Operations will be made by
François, F8DVD, from his QTH in Mâcon, in the eastern part of France,
60 km north of Lyon. The reference for the WAP program is 235. Operations
will be on 40-10 meters, mostly SSB. QSL via F8DVD, direct (SAE + 1 IRC
or 2 USDs) or by the Bureau.

TO22, GUADELOUPE. French operators Michel/F6GWV and Gildas/F6HMQ will be
active as TO22C from Guadeloupe between February 17th and March 3rd.
Activity will be on all bands, but with a focus on 160 meters. QSL via

UN, KAZAKHSTAN. Tony, RT9T (ex-RX9TL), will be active as UN/RT9T during
the CQ 160 Meter CW Contest (January 25-27th). QSL via his home callsign.
Look for activity before the contest.

VK9C, COCOS KEELING ISLANDS. Operators Chris/GM3WOJ (ZK2V) and Keith/
GM4YXI (ZK2X) will be active signing VK9C/GM2MP from Cocos Keeling Island
(OC-003) between March 30th and April 13th. Activity will be on SSB and
CW, with some RTTY. It is hoped to have a real-time logging system and
daily LoTW uploads if possible. More details to follow ...

VK9N, NORFOLK ISLAND. Ten operators and members of the Oceania DX Group
(ODXG) will be active as VK9NT from Norfolk Island (OC-005) between May
3-13th. Planning is now well underway with accommodations and air travel
booked. The group plans to have 4 stations covering all bands 80-10 meters
on CW, SSB and RTTY. Operators mentioned are Chris/VK3QB (Team Leader),
Luke/VK3HJ, Lee/VK3GK, Benton/VK3CBV, Allan/VK2CA (QSL Manager/Webmaster),
Catherine/VK4GH, John/VK4IO, Roy/VK3GB, Peter/VK3IJ and Graeme/VK3GL.
An "Online QSL Request Service" will be available for Bureau, and direct
cards on ClubLog which is the PREFERRED method. If for some reason you
cannot use the OQRS or LoTW, QSL can go direct to VK2CA. For more details
and updates, visit the VK9NT Web page at:

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Jeff, K0UU (ex-WV3B), will be active as
VP5/K0UU from Grand Turk Island (NA-003) between February 13-21st. Activity
will be focused on the 30/17/12 meters and the ARRL DX CW Contest (February
16-17th) signing with the special callsign VQ5RP. QSL via LoTW or K0UU,
(direct or by the Bureau).

Z6, KOSOVO. Marijan, S56A, will be active as Z6/S56A from Batlava Lake
during the CQ 160 Meter CW Contest (January 25-27th) as a Low-Power
entry. QSL via S56A.

ZS8, MARION ISLAND. Reports indicate that David, ZS1BCE, has been appointed
to be the new radio technician on Marion Island (AF-021) for one year
between April and May (2014). David is expected to depart from Cape Town
on April 15th, and radio activity will start about four weeks later.
Operations will only be on SSB and on most HF bands. Currently, he does
not have a ZS8 callsign, but he plans to applied for ZS8D. QSL via Pierre,
ZS1HF, who was the last operator from Marion as ZS8M.

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Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW - --or--
Editor of the "Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin" (OPDX - "DXer's Tool of Excellence")
President of the "Northern Ohio DX Association" (NODXA)
DX Chairman for the "Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society
ARRL Assistant Director of the Great Lakes Division
Sysop of the "Basic Amateur Radio Frequency BBS" (BARF80.ORG)

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