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Sunday, April 7, 2013


SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1107
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1107

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1107
BID: $OPDX.1107
April 8, 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, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The
Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KH6BZF, N6VR, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m
News, K9GY, W9ILY, K0IR, W0GJ, AT International, CO8ZZ, DK8JB & The DX
News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les
Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK7JWX,
IZ8EDJ, M1ACB, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web
Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF)
for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 31st-March, through Sunday, 7th-April there were 229
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A,
9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9,
AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX,
D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET,
EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW,
HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5,
J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, 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, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2,
T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK,
UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8,
VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU,
YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, 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).

3D2, FIJI. Before heading to the International DX Convention in Visalia,
CA, look for Wes, ZL3TE/W3SE, to be active as 3D2SE from Suva on the
Island of Viti Levu (OC-016, WLOTA 0055) between April 12-16th. Activity
will be casual, mainly CW, and some Digital modes possibe. He also states
that he will be operating in the Japan International DX CW Contest (April
13-14th). Logs will be uploaded to LoTW at a later date.

A3, TONGA. Vadum, UT6UD, will be active as A35UD from Tongatapu Island
(OC-049) between May 1-7th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW,
SSB and RTTY. QSL via UT6UD.

A3, TONGA. Masato "Masa", JA0RQV, a member of a DX group in region zero
of JA known as JA0-DX-GANG, will be active as A35JP from Tongatapu Island
(OC-049) between May 5-22nd. Activity will be limited as Masa is there
working for the Tongan government. He mentions that he will try his best
to be on every night (local time) after his work. Operations will be on
80-10 meters using CW and SSB. He will use 100 watts into a ATU and GP.
QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct to: Masato Tamura,
891-4 Tomitake Nagano-city 381-0006 Japan (w/SASE and 1 IRC). He will
upload later to LoTW. If you have any requests or a scheduled QSO, let
him know by E-mail at: ja0rqv@jarl.com

CARIBBEAN TOUR. By the time you read this, Rick, AI5P, should be active
as J75PX from the Sea Cliff Cottages, Dominica, on the NE side of the
island (as reported by "The Daily DX") between April 6-20th. Activity
will be holiday style. Rick will leave Dominica and fly to Martinique
where he will be active as TO5PX between April 20th and May 4th. QSL
both operation via AI5P.

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Reminder). Mauri, AG1LE, is now active as E51DXX
on a holiday/DXpedition from Rarotonga (OC-013) until April 13th. Activity
will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign.

FT5Z, AMSTERDAM ISLANDS (Press Release). Ralph Fedor, K0IR, sent out
the following on April 3rd, to the 'The DX Community' [edited]: "I am
pleased to announce a major DXpedition scheduled to occur during January
and February of 2014.
An international team of 14 experienced DXpedition operators, led by
K0IR, will depart from Fremantle, Australia, in early January of 2014.
Their destination will be Amsterdam Island (FT5Z).
Amsterdam Island is under the administration of Terres Australes et
Antarctiques Francaises (TAAF). There are strict rules and environmental
regulations in place on Amsterdam Island and access is limited. Represent-
atives of this DXpedition team met with TAAF officials on Reunion Island
in November and in Paris in early March. The team's plan and credentials
were reviewed at those meetings, and resulted in TAAF's final, written
authorization to land on Amsterdam Island and conduct this DXpedition.
The team has been granted an 18 day access to the island to occur between
the dates of January 15th and February 20th of 2014.
The team will sail from Fremantle, Australia aboard the MV Braveheart.
The voyage to Amsterdam Island will take them through the 'roaring 40s'
of the Indian Ocean and last about 8 days, depending on the wind and
weather. TAAF has reviewed the Braveheart's specifications, environmental
precautions, and emergency response plan and has designated anchorage
conditions for the vessel. Landing at Amsterdam must be timed according
to sea conditions as there is no natural harbor to shield the landing
area from the open sea. This may necessitate waiting off shore until the
sea conditions are suitable. But, our 18 day window does not start until
we step onto the island.
Once ashore, the team will move to two station positions assigned by
TAAF. The two locations are about 2 kilometers apart. Each location will
allow a full complement of antennas. The separation will allow simultaneous
CW/RTTY and SSB transmission on the open bands. The group plans on eight
stations; four at each location. Elecraft K3's, a full complement of
antennas, and 500 watt and 1.5 KW amplifiers will be the backbone of the
station configurations.
The operators are well known in the DXing and contesting world and
include: 9V1YC, EY8MM, FM5CD, HK1R, K4UEE, K9CT, LA6VM, N4GRN, N6HC,
VE3EJ, VE7CT, W6IZT, WB9Z, and yours truly K0IR.
Our website is in the final stages of preparation. When it is complete,
you may access it at: http://www.amsterdamdx.org
The website will be password protected until it is ready.
As with past DXpeditions to 'Top Ten' countries, this is a costly
venture. The expenses total just over $400,000 (U.S.). Each operator must
contribute a minimum of $10,000 of his own money, pay his own way to
Fremantle, Australia, be away from home and family for six weeks, spend
16 to 18 days at sea, and be prepared for the financial and physical
risks inherent in a major DXpedition of this magnitude.
The group needs your financial support to successfully complete this
major project and is asking all DX'ers to contribute what they can to
make this happen. We know that clubs and major sponsors will help us;
INDEXA has already made an extremely generous contribution to the project
and the NCDXF has honored with a very large grant. But we also need the
help of individual DX'ers, not only from North America, but also from
Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and Oceania. Let's make this happen!
Then, let's enjoy the chase of a new country, a new band country, or
working a rare one! 73 ­ Ralph Fedor ­ K0IR"
ADDED NOTES:
* Since the press release, it was announced by Stan, SQ8X, that the
callsign of the 2014 Amsterdam Island DXpedition will be FT5ZM.
Also, both Facebook and Twitter pages at now available at:
* NCDXF PRESS RELEASE (Major Grant to Amsterdam Island DXpedition):
"FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION - April 4, 2013 -- The Northern California
DX Foundation is pleased to announce a grant of $50,000 to the FT/Z
Amsterdam Island DXpedition planned for Jan-Feb 2014. Amsterdam is
#4 on the DX Magazine's Most Wanted List for 2013.
This is the second largest grant in NCDXF's history. Without major
financial support from NCDXF, DXpeditions like this to challenging
or rare locations would not be possible.
<www.amsterdamdx.org/> will soon post the DXpedition details.
For the past 41 years the NCDXF has funded major DXpeditions to many
Most Wanted Entities. The credit for these large grants goes to the
NCDXF contributors, individuals and clubs, who make DX like this
possible. Have you contributed yet?
... 73, Glenn Johnson, W0GJ
NCDXF Vice President

IDXC 9TH (PAESTUM CONVENTION) NEWS. Oreste, IZ8EDJ, reports that details
(program info and official schedule) for the 9th International DX Con-
vention 2013, held on April 28th, in Capaccio-Paestum (SA), Italy, are
Reservations must be made no later than April 13, 2013 (to allow them
to organize everything) via E-mail at: iz8edj@gmail.com, by telephone
at 3342575485. Offical Web site is: http://www.dxitalia.it

IDXC 64TH (VISALIA CONVENTION) NEWS...............
* (Last Call IOTA Dinner). Ray, N6VR, reports that he has less than two
weeks before he has to turn in his IOTA Dinner meal count. If you would
like to attend the IOTA Dinner, he needs your check for 32 USDs as soon
as possible. Please check the Int'l DX Convention Web page, Friday
evening dinner, IOTA dinner, for details at: http://www.dxconvention.com
Their featured guest is, Don, G3XTT. He is the Manager of the RSGB
IOTA Contest. Don is also member of the RSGB IOTA board and will talk
about the latest with the RSGB program and will make a presentation on
his RECENT OJ0 operation. Other presenters are Fred, PY2XB, presenting
on his SA-041 operation. They also have Rick, K6VVA, with C6AVA. Rick
is full of surprises, he will have more! It will be an exciting and
enjoyable Dinner! Ray needs your check by April 10th.

* The Intrepid-DX Group will be making a big announcement at the IDXC 2013
in Visalia on April 20th.

* The Intrepid-DX Group will honor a famous DXpeditioner with our
"Intrepid Spirit Award" at IDXC 2013 on April 20th.

IOTA (Philippines) TOUR (Update to OPDX.1105). Dindo, DV1UD, has announced
the dates to activate three of the 'most wanted' Islands in the DU area.
Dindo will visit Bongao Island (OC-174) and Tawi-Tawi Island (OC-174)
between April 9-11th. Activity from Taganak Island (OC-225) will be
between April 13-15th. His callsign will be DX8DX, and activity will be
on CW and SSB. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 3530, 7030, 10115, 14040, 18098, 21040, 24920 and 28040 kHz
SSB - 3755, 7055, 14280, 18128, 21260, 24950, 28460 and 28560 kHz

QSL via M0OXO OQRS. For more details, visit his Blog page at:

IOTA NEWS..............
EU-008. (Update) Members of the Camb-Hams will once again activate
the Isle of Mull (IOSA NH15, SCOTIA CN10, WLOTA 2485), Inner
Hebrides, as GS3PYE/p between May 10-16th. The Camb-Hams have
been activating the Scottish Isles each year since 2008. Look
for thirteen operators to be active on all bands and many modes
from 160-2 meters as well as 472 kHz. The HF bands will be
covered by five simultaneous stations, while 6m, 4m and 2m
stations will have a great take-off towards the UK and Europe
from the island's south-east coast in IO76 square. They will
have an antenna elevation system for 2m EME activity and will
also be on many of the VHF/UHF satellite passes. WSPR beacons
will be operating on most of the inactive bands to help find
the best propagation. Contest operations will take place in
70 MHz CW on May 12th and 432 MHz UKAC on May 14th. The group
will be active on the major social networks before, during and
after the trip. You can check on progress or interact with the
operators via their blog at <dx.camb-hams.com> or through
Twitter <twitter.com/g3pye>, Facebook <facebook.com/CambHams>
and YouTube <youtube.com/CambHams>. Previous trips have generated
some great audio and video recordings of the GS3PYE/P signal
from around the world. Check their previous blogs and their
YouTube channel and see if you can post a better recording.
Please E-mail <skeds-2013@camb-hams.com> to arrange skeds on
the more challenging bands and modes. VHF and EME skeds will
also be made via ON4KST and N0UK's EME Chat. All links are
available via <dx.camb-hams.com>.

EU-041. Operators Tony/IZ2ESV, Bruno/IW3HXR, Mauro/IK3VUU and Luciano/
I3CLZ will be active as IM0MA from La Maddalena Archipelago
(IIA OT-008, MIA MIS-013, WLOTA 1632, WWFF IFF-004) between
April 21-24th. This activity is intended as a spring-break
expedition, aimed firstly to relax and have fun on the air.
Operations will be during their spare time on 80-10 meters
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL Manager is Antonello,
IK2DUW.

EU-049. Five members Sands Contest Group from Morecambe, England, will
be visiting the Island Samos (GIOTA SAS-006, MIA MG-099, WLOTA
4163), for a holiday and DXpedition between May 16-30th. The
group will be using the callsign SZ8S (kindly loaned to them
by the Aegean Radio Association), and operating from the Radio
House at Zervou Point above Samos town. They mention that the
actual days for operation are uncertain, but hope to start on
Saturday May 18th. Operators mentioned are Barrie/G1JYB, Ian/
G0VGS, Stephany/G1LAT, Hughie/G4UME and Bob/G1OCK. QSL "ONLY"
direct via G1LAT the QSL Manager in the UK (w/SASE and outside
the UK w/SAE + 1 IRC or 2 USDs). QSLs by the Bureau or eQSL
are via M0SCG. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY QSLS TO THE LISTED ADDRESS
FOR SZ8S (FOR THIS DXPERDITION), AS YOU WILL NOT GET A REPLY.
AS THIS IS THE AEGEAN RADIO ASSOCIATION’S SPECIAL CALLSIGN.

EU-057. Helmut, DL5BUT, will be active as homecall/p from Ruegen
Island (DID O-007, WLOTA 1712) between now and April 17th.
Activity will be holiday style on 160/80/40/20 meters using
CW, SSB, and the Digital modes. Depending on the weather and
conditions, look for a possible two day WWFF (World-Wide Flora
Fauna) operation from the National Park Jasmund (DLFF-007).
QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

EU-057. Operators Friedrich/DL4BBH, Matthias/DK7LV, Klaus/DL7UXG,
Henning/DB5BZ, Peter/DJ4RU and Ric/DL2VFR will be active as
DM50IOTA from Hiddensee Island (DID O-005, WLOTA 2371) between
September 28th and October 4th. Activity will be on all HF
bands using CW and SSB. This activation will also count for
the Vorpommern Lagoon Area National Park WWFF (World-Wide
Flora Fauna) reference DLFF-014. Also the lighthouse Dornbusch
(DLTD_GLHA #17, ARLHS FED-026, WLOTA 2371). QSL via DL2VFR,
by the Bureau or direct. For more details and updates, visit
ADDED NOTE: This is the fourth German Island group activated by
DM50IOTA during the 50th IOTA Marathon. DM50IOTA will activate
all German IOTAs during that time. If you have worked DM50IOTA
from all German IOTA by the end of 2013 you can apply for a
special award.

EU-110. Nikola, AC6DD, will be active as 9A/AC6DD from Oprtalj-Portole,
Sveti Nikola, Croatia, in the Istra IOTA Group, during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/
24HRS/High-Power entry. QSL via AC6DD.

EU-121. Andy, G7SQW, will be active as EJ/G7SQW from Arranmore Island
[aka Aran] ( WLOTA 1189) between May 27-29th. Activity will
be on 40-6 meters. A radio, possibly with a yagi, will be
dedicated for 6 meters and will activate two WW Loc. grids
IO54 and IO55. This will be Andy's first IOTA activation.
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-121. Gerard, EI5KF, will once again be active as EI5KF/P from
Lohehort Battery, Bere Island [aka Bear] (WLOTA 2983), during
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th), possibly as a Single-Op/
12HRS/CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via EI5KF.

EU-127. Operators Friedrich/DL4BBH, Klaus/DL7UXG, Matthias/DK7LV,
Henning/DB5BZ, Peter/DJ4RU, Helmut/DL1BGC and Ric/DL2VFR will
use the special callsign DM50IOTA from Neuwerk Island (DID
N-012) and lighthouse (DLTD_GLHS #38, ARLHS FED-165, TWLHD
WLH DL-01, WLOTA 2311 and Admiralty B 1344) between April
12-14th. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB.
This activation will also count for the National Park and
Nature Reserve Hamburg Wadden Sea (WWFF reference DLFF-005).
QSL via DL2VFR, by the Bureau or direct. For more details and
updates, visit the Web site at: http://www.iota-expedition.com
ADDED NOTE: This is the third German Island group activated by
DM50IOTA during the 50th IOTA Marathon. DM50IOTA will activate
all German IOTAs during that time. If you have worked DM50IOTA
from all German IOTA by the end of 2013 you can apply for a
special award.

NA-180. (Update) Operators Hernan/V31HU, Ismael/XE1AY (V31MV) and
Enrique/XE2AA (V32EE) will be active from Twin Cayes in the
South Water IOTA Group, Stann Creek district, Belize, between
now and April 12th. Activity will be on all bands including
6 meters. QSL all callsigns via IT9EJW. Visit their Website

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (April 8-14th)....
Apr/08th AN Apr/11th AN Apr/13th AN
Apr/09th AN Apr/12th AN Apr/14th AN
Apr/10th 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

KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA (Update to OPDX.1106). Operators Aki/ZL1GO (JE4EKO)
and Jacky/ZL3CW (F2CW/WE3B) reportedly use the callsign N8A during their
American Samoa operation between November 12-26th.

KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Operators Philip/KT3Y, Frederick/K9VV and
Robert/WP2XX will be active from the KP2M rental shack on St. Croix
Island (NA-106) during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) as a Multi-
Single entry. QSL via AI4U (DIRECT ONLY) OR LoTW. NO BUREAU QSLs.

P29, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Akira, JA1NLX, reports on his Web page, "I have
a plan to operate P29VNX from somewhere in Papua New Guinea this year.
P29VNX licence has been already issued and it is valid thru next January.
More info later......stay tuned." For more details and updates, watch
Akira's Web and Blog pages at:

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For April 7th)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
3Z4ACC via SP4GFG EF5B via EA5HRT P29NO via EA5GL
3Z80SPC via 3Z6AEF EF7P via EA7IPP PY2ZZZ via OZ1HHH
8N1A via JA1YSW (B) GB4T via M0DOL SN3R via SP6GNJ
9M2/JE1SCJ via JE1SCJ GJ100RSGB via M0VFC SN7Q via SP7GIQ
CR5FC via CS5NRA HF55OP via SQ9CWO SO2R via SP3CGK
CT9/DL3OHB via DL3OHB LX9DX via LX2A TM28UFT via F9IE
E51DXX via AG1LE MD/DL9MWG via DL9MWG TR8CA via F6CBC
ED2Y via EA-Bureau OG3077F via OH3JF XV1X via RW6HS (d)
EE1D via EA1ACP OM/SP7VC via SP7VC ZM2B via ZL2BR
EE2W via EB2AM OU1RAEM via DF5LW

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

T48K QSL ROUTE. For stations who worked T48K during the 2013 CQWW WPX
SSB Contest, DK1WI is not the QSL Manager for this callsign any longer.
Erhard will manage all T48K's operations from 1999 until last year's
CQWW VHF Contest and will stop his services. The QSL Manager for the
last CQWW WPX is Hugo, F5FYO. Please, send your cards, including SASE
to: PO BOX 50033, La Reole, Cedex, 33191, France , or via REF Bureau.

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3Z8T, 4Z4DX, 9M2/R6AF/P, BD2OB/7, C6ANM, CX3AL,
DL3GD, EA3IN, EF5Y, FS/UA4CC, GW100C, HA8JV, II9P, J34G, J38A, JA8CMC,
KH0/R0FA, LN8W, LZ9W, OK1AWZ, OZ1BTE, PJ2T, PJ7AA, PY2KJ, RU4LM, SN2M,
SV1OZ, T2GM, TM6M, TN0INT, TK1INT, TK2INT, V31LJ, V44KAI, V47JA, V84SMD,
VK9CZ, VP2EC, VP2V/KE2VB, VP9/WA1Z, VP9I, YB8Y, YE0M, YU1FJK and ZL3NB

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 7O6T, E51E, EU3DN, H40FN, KH2/G3ZEM, RI1FJ,
RV3EFH/0, S21XV, TZ6BB, V25A, V63ZM, XT2TT and ZB3R

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: F5CQ, G3TXF, RK3DXW, VK5PAS and YB0NDT

S7, SEYCHELLES (Reminder). Nobby, G0VJG, is now active S79VJG from the
Seychelles (AF-024) until April 16th. Activity will be on the 40-10
meters using SSB only and HF verticals on the beach (QRO). QSL via G4DFI.

SU, EGYPT. "After almost 9 Moons the License has been received", states
Andy "Sparky", RW3AH. He is now active as SU9AF near Cairo, and his license
is good for 160/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters (80/75/30m not allowed for use
in Egypt). His equipment is an Icom IC-718, delta-loop for 20/10m and a
vertical for 30/17/15/12m. He currently does not have a 160m antenna.
Suggested frequencies (his favorites) are:
CW - 7002, 14002, 18070, 21002, 24895 and 28002 kHz
SSB - 7155, 14155, 14195, 18155, 21295, 24940 and 28495 kHz
6m/VHF/UHF/Satellite: Not permit for Amateur radio activity from Egypt.

The length of his stay is not known, but his license is good until the
end of the 2013. QSL via UA3DX. He does have a survey for "modes and
bands needs" on the following Web page at: http://www.CQDX.ru/su9af

S21XV VIDEO AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE (9:08 mins.). This is the March 1-7th,
2013, S21XV Dhaka, Bangladesh, DXpedition by Vadym, UT6UD. See the video

TS8, TUNISIA (Update). An Italian group, along with the Association des
Radio Amateurs Tunisiens (ARAT) and the Engineering University of Gabes,
are planning a second IOTA DXpedition to Djerba Island (AF-083, WW. Loc.
JM53KT, WFF 3VFF-007, WLOTA L-1394 and ARLHS TUN-022), as TS8TI between
April 29th and May 6th (see OPDX.1100, OPDX.1101 & OPDX.1102). Activity
will be on all HF bands, including the 30/17/12/6 meter bands using CW,
SSB, RTTY and PSK31/63/125 modes. Operators mentioned are Ashraf/KF5EYY,
3V8SA (ARCS of Tunisian Scout), 3V8ST (ARC of Tunis), 3V8ESG (Department
of Communications and Networking National Engeneering School of Gab├Ęs),
3V8SF (Scout Radio Club of Sfax), Fred/IK7JWX (Team Leader), Antonello/
IK2DUW (QSL Manager), Ampelio/IS0AGY, Rosy/IW2NLC (YL), Stefano/IK6JRI,
Vincenzo/IZ8LFI, Heathem/YI1UNH. QSL via IK2DUW, direct or by the
Bureau. Logs will be available on LoTW, <http://www.ik2duw.it> or
<http://www.mdxc.org/TS8TI/log-on-line>. The team is still in need of
sponsors and individual contributions. Contact: ik7jwx2003@yahoo.it
For more info updates and pictures, watch the following Web pages:

V6, MICRONESIA (Reminder). Haru, JA1XGI, is once again active as V63XG
from Pohnpei Island (OC-010) until April 11th. Activity will be on 160-6
meters (especially 30/17/12m) using mainly CW, with some SSB and the
Digital modes. Also JT65. Suggested frequencies are (no 80m) listed in
OPDX.1094. QSL via JA1XGI, direct or by the Bureau. QSOs will be uploaded
to LoTW. Look for updates and details on Haru new Web page or Blog page

VK9C, COCOS KEELING ISLANDS (Update). Operators Chris/GM3WOJ (ZK2V) and
Keith/GM4YXI (ZK2X) are now active as VK9CZ from Cocos Keeling Island
(OC-003) until April 13th. Activity will be on SSB and CW, with some
RTTY. QSL via N3SL. For more details and updates, see their Web page
Log is being uploaded to LoTW and is also available on ClubLog at:

VP9, BERMUDA. Eric, K9GY/T6MO, announced that he will be active possibly
as VP9/K9GY or K9GY/VP9 in the Worked All Europe CW Contest in mid-August.
He informs OPDX that he plans to be there between August 8-15th. Activity
will probably be mainly CW on 40-10 meters. He also mentions, "Might be
late in the season for 6m propagation, but it would be great to work
Europe :-)". Activity will be from Ed's, VP9GE, Hamilton apartments QTH
<see the Web page at: http://vp9ge.com >. QSL via K9GY.

XR86, CHILE (Special Event). Look for special event station XR86PL to be
active until April 30th. Activity is to commemorate the 86th Anniversary
of Carabineros de Chile (Chilean Police). Operations will be on all bands
using SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via the home callsign (see QRZ.com) or CE3ETE.

YJ0, VANUATU. Bill, K2PO, will be active as YJ0PO from Efate Island
(OC-035), one of Vanuatu's 82 islands, during the CQWW WPX CW Contest
(May 25-26th). He states that his activity will start a few days before
and end a few days after. Operations will be on 80-10 meters. QSL via
his home callsign. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW promptly after his
return to the USA in early June.

YN, NICARAGUA. Eric, K9GY/T6MO, will be departing Afghanistan in about
three weeks (shut down the T6MO station on April 28th). He informs OPDX,
"Hope to be at Dayton if I can process through Ft Benning quick enough,
hah!" In late May, Eric will once again be active as YN2GY from Octavio's,
YN2N, QTH in Grenada. He states that he will be there May 22nd (probably
more like May 23rd with the late flight) until early May 28th. While there
he will also be in the 2013 CQ WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) as a Single-
Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Outside of the contest, look for CW activity
on 30/17/12 meters. Also look for him on 6 meters (he's hoping for some
good 6m propagation). QSL via LoTW or to his home callsign, direct or
by the Bureau.

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