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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1097
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1097
January 28, 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
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(MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 20th-January, through Sunday, 27th-January there were 220
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8R,
9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV,
BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s,
E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH,
FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H40, HA, HB,
HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o,
JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY,
LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2,
PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7,
TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2,
V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/s, VP9, VR, VU,
XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF,
ZK3, 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).
5V, TOGO. Jackie, F8AEJ, will be active as 5V7JD from Lome between February
4th and March 15th. Activity will be holiday style (visiting his son),
using a FT897D with a "AT-897 Plus Tuner" into a 6 band Conrad windom
antenna (used at CN2CDJ; see QRZ.com). He informs OPDX that he will do
mostly digital modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct or eQSL. Log
will be posted on ClubLog.
6V, SENEGAL. Vladimir "Vlad", RK4FF, will once again be active as 6V7S
from Le Calao in Ngaparou at least four times during 2013. His schedule
is as follows: February 11th-April 3rd, May 13th-May 30th, July 1-16th
and October 22nd-November 27th. Activity will probably be on 80/40/20/
15/10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via RK4FF.
C6, BAHAMAS. Look for operators Tom/N1GN and William/NE1B to be active
as C6ANM from Nassau (NA-001, FL15) during the CQ 160 Meter SSB Contest
(February 22-24th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW. They will also
be active before and after the contest. Also, operators Tom/N1GN, William/
NE1B, Mike/N1IW and Paul/K1VK will be active as C6ANM during the ARRL DX
SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via LoTW and look
for operations on all bands and modes before contest.
CQ NEWS (Wayne Mills, N7NG, Named CQ DX Editor). Richard, W2VU, Editor
of CQ Amateur Radio, reported on January 22nd: "Renowned DXer, DXpeditioner
and contester Wayne Mills, N7NG, of Jackson, Wyoming, has been named CQ
magazine's DX Editor, magazine Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, announced today.
Mills - a 1999 inductee into the CQ DX Hall of Fame - succeeds Carl Smith,
N4AA, who has stepped down after writing the magazine's DX column for 13
Licensed in 1953 at age 11, Wayne began DXing in 1956 and went on his
first DXpedition in 1985. He was part of the ZA1A team that reintroduced
amateur radio to Albania in 1991, and the inaugural operation from the
newly-independent Republic of Kosovo in 2008. From 2000 to 2007, Wayne
was manager of the ARRL's Membership Services Department and worked on
developing the Logbook of the World electronic confirmation system. Wayne
also set several contesting records over the years, but says he considers
himself much more of a DXer than a contester.
'I am looking forward to working closely with Wayne,' said CQ Editor
Rich Moseson, W2VU, 'and to sharing with our readers his depth of knowledge
and first-hand experience with so many aspects of DXing. We at CQ also
thank Carl for his many contributions to the magazine and to all of
amateur radio over the past 13 years. We wish him all the best in the
'Following in Carl's footsteps will be difficult,' noted Mills, 'but
going forward as the new CQ DX column editor, I will attempt to discuss
items of current interest such as DXpedition funding, pileup behavior
and maybe the many aspects of remote control DXing.'
Mills will begin writing the CQ DX column as of the magazine's April
ADDED NOTE FROM KB8NW: Your editor has known Carl Smith, N4AA, for
many years. Carl has always amazed me with all the hard work he put in
for the DX community (writing the "QRZ DX" bulletin, "The DX Magazine"
and the DX column for CQ Magazine). Where does he find the time?? I guess
he deserves this break. Thanks Carl for the many years as DX editor for
D4, CAPE VERDE. Mats, SM7GIB, will be active as D44TIB from Cape Verde
(AF-086) between February 25th and March 8th. Activity will be holiday
style using a wire vertical on 160-10 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
DX ACROSS AFRICA. In January 2013, Jon, TF3ZA, and a team of 15 ad-
venturers will attempt to drive from Reykjavik, Iceland to Cape Town,
South Africa on a heavy duty ex-military 4×4 Bedford MK truck. Their
planned route through the African continent is approximately 20,000km,
and they estimate it will take them 6 months to reach Cape Town. They
will depart Reykjavik in early January 2013 and update their Web site
with news of their DXpedition. The operation is to last for approximately
six months from 20 DXCC entities in Africa. Jon is in the process of
obtaining licenses to operate from the following DXCC entities: CN2ZA,
5T0ZA, 6W/TF3ZA, 3XY0ZA, TU2ZA (pending), 9G0ZA, 5V7ZA, TY0ZA (pending),
TJ0ZA (pending), TR0ZA (pending), TN0ZA (pending), 9Q0ZA (pending),
9J0ZA, Z2/TF3ZA, A20ZA and ZS/TF3ZA. Activity will be active on 160-6
meters using CW and SSB. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1824, 3524, 7024, 10124, 18074, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 3780, 7080, 14180, 18140, 21280, 24940 and 28480 kHz
6m - 50094/CW and 50110/SSB
The preferred QSL method is via LoTW. All logs will be uploaded to LoTW
as soon as possible. The usage of Logbook Of The World is strongly
encouraged, it's free, easy to set up and the fastest way to confirm
your QSOs. An alternative QSL method is via OQRS. The OQRS system will
be embedded on the Web site AFTER the expedition in August 2013. Direct
QSL cards is the 3rd option. Send your QSL card with a Self Addressed
Envelope and sufficient return postage, 2 USD per 50gr. (IRC will NOT
be accepted), to: Jón Ágúst Erlingsson, Álftamýri 14, 108 Reykjavík,
Iceland. Bureau cards should be sent via TF3ZA. An online log search
will be available on the Web page, as well as tracking the team and
their complete route. The Web page is at: http://www.dxacrossafrica.com
There is also a Twitter page: http://twitter.com/DXAcrossAfrica
DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, is now accepting
the following operations for DXCC credit:
5V7TH - Togo; 2012 operation
S07EA - Western Sahara; 2006-2007 operations
XW4XR - Laos; Current Operations
XWPA - Laos; 20102011 operations
"If you have had these operations rejected in a recent application,
please send an E-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org> to the ARRL DXCC Desk," Moore
said. "Once updated, results will appear in Logbook of The World (LoTW)
accounts, as well as online in the daily listings."
DXCC NEWS (2013 Pending Applications). Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards
Branch Manager, reports: "Each year at this time DXCC is busy finishing
up applications from the previous year. I have been getting questions
from hams asking about applications that were sent for 2013.
Until DXCC completes applications for the 2012 calendar year, we cannot
begin processing applications for 2013. Applicants can still submit their
applications, but they need to be held pending completion of 2012.
Normally, completion of the previous year happens on or by March 1 so
please use this date as a guide as to when DXCC begins processing the
Note: This applies to all Digital and LoTW applications as well as for
paper carde submissions.
Send questions to email@example.com
73 es DX!"
EQ95, ESTONIA (Special Event/Contest). Toomas, ES5RY, will be active
with the special callsign ES95Q during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February
16-17th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via ES5RY. Activity
will be from station ES6Q. The special callsign is to celebrate 95th
anniversary of Estonia.
FK, NEW CALEDONIA. Seiji "OKU", JK1KSB, will be active as FK/JK1KSB from
New Caledonia between January 29th and February 3rd. Activity will be
holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW , RTTY and PSK31. Oku will use
100 watts into a ATU and long wire. He may only operate between 1300-
1830z during January 29th and February 1st due to limitation of the
hotel. QSL via JK1KSB, by the address on QRZ.com.
GREAT READS ON THE WEB (A Dream Come True!). Read an interesting article
called "ZL9HR Campbell Island DXpedition 2012: A DXer’s Dream Come True!"
by Glenn, KE4KY, who was one of the ZL9HR operators at:
HC, ECUADOR. YL Elena, RC5A, will be active as HC2/RC5A between February
5th and March 9th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, including 30/17/12
meters, using CW and SSB. Operation will also include the ARRL DX CW
Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry.
QSL via RC5A, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-006. (OPDX.1096 QSL Correction) Members of the Westnet DX Group
will once again be active as EJ7NET from the Aran Islands
between May 10-15th. The QSL is via LoTW, or via Declan,
EI6FR via direct or by the Bureau.
EU-068. Members of the Charente DX Group will be active as TM0SI from
Sein Island (DIFM AT007, WLOTA 2721) between April 27th and
May 4th. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via F5EOT,
direct or by the Bureau (sent in October). LoTW will be done
as soon as possible. Visit CDXG's Web page at:
NA-171. Look for XF2E to be active from Venados Island between April
21-26th. QSL via IT9EJW. No other details available.
NA-180. Operators Enrique/XE2AA (V32EE), Hernan (V31HU) and Ismael
(V31MV) will be active from Twin Cayes between April 6-12th.
QSL via IT9EJW. No other details available.
SA-096. (Correction/Lets Try This Again) In OPDX.1095 and OPDX.1096,
the Web pages for the LU6W DXpedition was listed wrong which
could have an impact on donations. It should have been:
JD1, OGASAWARA. Three JA operators will be active from Chichijima Island
(AS-031) in the Ogasawara group between April 28th and May 5th. Callsigns
to be used are JD1BLC (Operator Toshi/JP1IOF) and JD1YBT (World Wide Club
station). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FM.
QSL JD1BLC via JP1IOF direct or by the Bureau to JD1BLC. QSL JD1YBT via
JP1IOF direct or by the Bureau to JD1YBT. LoTW will also be available.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (January 28th-February 3rd)....
Jan/28th AN-HN Jan/31st AN Feb/02nd AN
Jan/29th HN-AN Feb/01st AN Feb/03rd AN
SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
----------------- ------ -------- ------
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
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Yuriy, N2TTA, will be active as KP2MM during
the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.
QSL via LoTW. For more details, see: http://www.n2tta.info
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Three JA operators will be active from the
KP2M rental shack on St. Croix Island (NA-106) between April 3-9th.
Operators mentioned are Yoshi (QSL K1HP/KP2 via JE2EHP), Taka (QSL
KP2/JF1BVG via JF1BVG) and Toshi (QSL WH7P/KP2 via JP1IOF). Activity
will be on all bands and all modes. Both Bureau and direct cards are
accepted via JA home callsigns. LoTW and OQRS will also be available.
NH0, MARIANA ISLANDS (Update). By the time you read this, most members
of the Tinian Radio Space Club who are active as NH0J will be heading
home to Japan except for Joe/JA1LZR and Kit/JA1NVF. They will continue
to be active as NH0Z and AH0J, respectively, from Tinian Island (OC-086,
USI NI003S, WLOTA 3108) until Tuesday morning (Monday evening in USA).
NH0Z (Joe) operates mostly CW and he loves 160/80/30/12/10 meters. AH0J
(Kit) operates SSB on 75/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters. By the way, operators
of the NH0J club station this past weekend were:
JJ2VLY (YL Miho (Joe's XYL, also WS2M): SSB and RTTY
JQ2GYU (Yutaka, also WS2Y): CW and SSB, focusing on "Outside JA"
JE1KUC (Takky, also N1KU): SSB
JF7ELG (Kowata, also WA2O): SSB, focusing on JA
JL1RXW (Hiro, also KH0XG): SSB
JA1RPK (Yuki, also AD7KA): CW and SSB
The QSL routes for the stations at the site are as follows:
NH0J via JJ2VLY, NH0Z via JJ2VLY and AH0J via JA1NVF
PACIFIC TOUR. Operators Bob/W7YAQ and Bill/N7OU will return to the South
Pacific again and be active between February 2-21st. Their schedule is
February 2-7th - Their callsign will be 3D2NB (W7YAQ) and 3D2OU (N7OU)
from Nadi, Viti Levu Island (OC-016, WLOTA 0055), Fiji
February 8-21st - Their callsign will be 3D2RX (W7YAQ) and 3D2RO (N7OU)
from Rotuma (OC-060)
Activity will be 160-10 meters, mainly CW but with some SSB and RTTY.
At both QTHs their vertical antennas will be next to saltwater on a
north-facing shore. During the ARRL CW DX Contest they will make a Multi-
Single entry from Rotuma as 3D2RX. QSL via their home callsigns. They
will be uploading their logs to LOTW as soon as they get back to the USA.
PY2, BRAZIL (Mobile Event). Look for PY2CDR/M to be on the air during the
first Brazilian Bicycle/Mobile DXpedition, "long distance, low power HF,"
according to the coordinator Billy Dorsch, PY2LCD. The ride starts on
Monday, January 28th, in Sao Sabastiao, Sao Paulo State. The trip ends
on Sunday, February 3rd, in Rio De Janeiro at the Copacabana Palace
Hotel. The route goes right along the coast as the map on their Web
site indicates. PY2CDR/M plans to be on 40, 15 and 10 meters SSB and
on the Digital modes during the 490 kilometer (304 bikes) bike ride.
Suggested frequencies are:
SSB - 7083, 21225 and 28430 kHz
PSK31 - To be determine (Digital modes will only take place when camped)
There may be live position shown on their Web site at:
There is also a Facebook page to follow the ride along with photos
which will be updated along the adventure. Visit the following at:
All QSOs will be confirmed with a QSL via the Bureau. Please listen
for PY2CDR/M and make a QSO. Please also SPOT the bike expedition on
the DX Cluster.
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated January 27th)
5W0W via NR6M EG2UBA via EA-Bureau OE2013HTG via OE6HTG
7X5KBS via EA7FTR EX7MW/7 via UN8GC OE2013JHW via OE4JHW
AH0J via JA1NVF FM1II via NI5DX (d) OE2013MDF via OE6MFD
AX5PAS via M0OXO G100C via M0OXO OE2013PGQ via OE8PGQ
C4N via W3HNK GB2OL via GM0WED (d) OE2013SFG via OE6SFG
C6A/AA4NN via AA4NN GD100RSGB via M0VFC OE2013SNL via OE2SNL
CM2CCA via EA7TV HB0/DJ1AA via DJ1AA OJ0H/MM via OH2BH
CT7/OH2OT via OH2OT HB0/DK3RED/P via DK3RED PJ2/W9NJY via WD9DZV
CT8/CT3FN via HB9CRV HF5IPA via SQ9ITA SN4W via SP4ICP
CT8/DJ7JC via DJ7JC HI0UD via HI0UD SV8/SV2MAC via SV2MAC
CT8/HB9CQL via HB9CQL II3CV via IK3HHX TC16BURSA via YM3KM
CT9/SP7DPJ via SP7DPJ KH0/JN3MXT via JN3MXT VP2V/K2WH via K2WH
CW90A via CX2ABC KH6/VE7AHA via VE7AHA W7SW via W3HNK
DA0EIM via DL1AKP (B) OE2013CAL via OE2CAL WA2O/KH0 via JF7ELG
DA7A via DO7AG OE2013D via OE1ZKC YW2LV via YV5YMA
EA8/PA3LEO via PA3LEO OE2013GBK via OE8GBK ZK3T via DJ2EH
(d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only
IRCs (U.S.) DISCONTINUED! According to the "IMM Revision: Changes to
Pricing and Mailing Standards for International Mailing Services" -
Under "Changes to International Extra Services": "International Reply
Coupons: The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), in its PRC Order No.
1541, approved the Postal Service's proposal to discontinue outbound
international reply coupons effective January 27, 2013; however, the
Postal Service will continue to exchange (redeem) international reply
coupons purchased in foreign countries and presented at U.S. Post
Office™ facilities." Also, check under "381.1 International Reply
Coupons (Description). For more, see:
NEW QSL ROUTE (TF4M and TF4X). Phil, G3SWH, has been appointed as QSL
Manager for Thor's, TF4M, operations from September 2004 to the present.
Thor has recently joined RSGB which means that cards for TF4M and TF4X
can now be sent and received via the RSGB Bureau. There are log searches
for both callsigns at: http://www.g3swh.org.uk/tf4m.html
QSL OH8X via OH2UA. Radio Arcala featured an international team during
the CQWW 160m Contest this past weekend. Operators were Olof/G0CKD,
Michael/G7VJR, Olli/OH0XX, Toni/OH2UA and Veijo/OH6KN, while Juha/OH8NC
and Martti/OH2BH were bang the drums.
QSL N3A (Special Event Station) via LoTW, eQSL and direct to NW3DC
(W3DQ). Check the NW3DC/N3A web page for more details. Activity was
to celebrate the President's second inauguration.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2C, 3D2VB, 3V8BB, 4O3A, 6W7SK, C6ANM, CM5FZ,
CT1JOP, CT3DZ, CT8/EA5KA, E77DX, EA1DR, EA1PO, EA3BOX, F8ARK, FM/KL7WA,
FM/RC0F, FO/AD4LN, FS/K9EL, HF8N, HI3TEJ, HP1/IZ6BRN, J68UN, J8/W6HGF,
KH7T, KL7RA, NH8S, OH6OS, OZ1ADL, P40L, PA1CC, PD7BZ, PJ4X, PJ5J, RA3DNC,
RA3UT, RI1FJ, S57IIO, SA5K, SM5F, SN3R, SQ2IHP, TI2HAS, US2FX, UY0ZG,
V44KAI, VE5KS, VP8KF, VQ9LA, WP2XX, YJ0VB, YU6AO, ZK1/AC4LN and ZK2VB
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 1A0C, 2O12L, 2O12W, 3D2C, 4S7NE, 5N7M, 5W0RK,
7P8D, 9Y4/DL7VOG, EA9UG, EK7DX, HB0/HB9LCW, HI3/KL7JR, JD1BLY, NH8S,
OJ0R, PJ5J, PJ7XK, TI4CF, VE2OCH, VP2MDG, VR2XMT, VP9/WW3S, W4TTO,
XQ1KZ, Z21HS, Z81D, ZD7VC and ZL2IFB
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4U1WRC, 5B/HB9AII, 5B/HB9DGV, 6Y5/K1XM,
6Y9X, 9M6LSC, CO7WT, CR2V, CS2W, CT8/CT3FN, CU2CE, CU8/CT3FN, D2QV,
DH1BBO, EL2DX, EM20LTD, EN2012UEFA, EO2012WZA, ES2012ABCS, FM1FV,
FP/W8TOM, HB100FLP, HB0WR, HK3Q, JY4NE, KL8DX, OD5TE, P40L, P4/W1HEO,
PJ2/K2PLF, PJ2/W5ZPA, PJ4/K4BAI, PJ4/AD8J, PJ5/K1XM, TF2LC, TF3IRA,
TF3RF, TF4M, TF8GX, TF8SM, TI5/K4VAC, UT1FG/MM, V25OP, V25WY, V5/DJ2HD,
V73QQ, V8AQM, VE3XL, VP2MLP, VP2MVX, VP5/NF9V, VP5/W9RN, VP9/AA1AC,
YB0JS, YI9PSE, YN2AA, ZF1A, ZF2GG, ZL1BYZ, ZL7AA and ZS6C
TZ, MALI. Fernando, EA4BB (ex-Z21BB), is now active as TZ6BB from Bamako.
The length of his stay is not known. Most of his activity has been on
40/20/15/12/10 meters CW. QSL via W3HNK.
XT, BURKINA FASO (Update/Dates). Members of the "Italian DXpedition Team"
will be active as XT1T from Ouagadougou (Grid Loc. IK92fi), Burkina Faso,
between February 21st and March 6th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826.5, 3515, 7015, 10115, 14025, 18070, 21025, 24891 and 28025 kHz
SSB - 3760, 7145, 14220, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28475 kHz
RTTY - 14081 kHz
6m - 50105/CW and 50125/SSB
Equipment will be 4x Elecraft K3 transceivers with 3x KPA500 amps
and 1x ACOM 1000 amp into 2x Spiderbeams, 1x Yagi (20/17/15/12/10m), 1x
vertical (80/40m), 1x vertical (30m), longwire (160m), 1x Cubical Quad
(6m), 1x Diamond Loop RX (low bands) and 1x DHDL RX (low bands) antennas.
Operators mentioned are Alfeo/I1HJT, Silvano/I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO,
Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/IK2HKT, Gino/IK2RZP and Mac/
JA3USA. The pilot station is IK7JWY, and the pilot station for the 6m
band is IK0FTA. Software Management (real-time log online) will be by
IH9GPI. QSL I2YSB for direct QSLs and IK2CIO for Bureau QSLs (no E-mail
request please). A OQRS will be available for direct cards only. Now
available on their Web page is a survey for both bands and modes needs.
The official Web site is: http://www.i2ysb.com/idt
Official forum is: http://www.hamradioweb.org
Z8, SOUTH SUDAN. Massimo, IZ0EGB (ex-9L1MS, EL2GB), is now living in the
South Sudan and hopes to be on the air as Z81B soon. QSL via IZ0EGB.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS (NA-016). John, K6AM, will be active as ZF2AM during
the CQ 160 Meter SSB Contest (February 22-24th) as a Single-Op/High-Power
entry. QSL via K6AM, direct or by the Bureau or LoTW.
ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. As of January 24th, Steve, G3ZVW, is once again
active as ZD8N from Georgetown until February 5th. Activity will be on
80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home
callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
ZK3, TOKELAU. Dieter "Dick", DJ2EH (ex-ZD9T), is now active as ZK3T until
February 20th. The DX.World.net" reports that "recent info received from
the ZK3N team now confirms that ZK3T is indeed Dieter, DJ2EH", so the info
on ZK3T on QRZ.com is old. Activity has been on 30/17/15 meters CW, but
he is expected to focus on the low bands later. QSL via DJ2EH.
ZL, NEW ZEALAND. Members of the Quake Contesters Group will be active as
ZL3X during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st) as a Multi-2/
High-Power entry. QSL via ZL3PAH or LoTW. Operators mentioned are Mark/
ZL3AB, Don/ZL3DMC, Byron/ZL3DXT, Geoff/ZL3GA, Chris/ZL3LF and Phil/ZL3PAH.
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