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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1108
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1108
April 15, 2013
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
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DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 7th-April, through Sunday, 14th-April there were 229
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R,
9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP,
BV, BY, C2, 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, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX,
EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW,
H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3,
J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JY, K, 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, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5,
SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK,
UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9L, VP2E, VP2V, VP8,
VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2,
Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZL9, 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. NODXA member Byron, KF8UN, will be active as 5H3BB from
here between August 2-20th. He will be there on a safari with his YL
Sandy, K8FUN. Activity is possible on 40-15 meters, but mostly 20 meters
and on SSB with some CW. He will use an IC-706 into a mag mount vertical
and/or dipole. QSL via his home callsign direct.
5T1, MAURITANIA (Special Event). Look for Jean, 5T0JL (ON8RA), to be
active as 5T1FOC during the month of May. Activity is to celebrate the
75th anniversary of FOC (First Class CW Operators' Club). The special
license was issued by the l'Autorité de Régulation, National Council of
Regulation in Mauritania (ARE) on March 10th. For more details on the
FOC, visit: http://www.g4foc.org
There will be other special FOC callsigns on during the month of May,
as well as a special award available. See the Web page above for more
8Q, MALDIVES. Jim, G3VDB, will be once again active as 8Q7EJ, but this
time from Komandoo Island (AS-013) between May 13-26th. Activity will
be holiday style mainly on 20 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home
callsign. The 2009/2010/2011/2012 8Q7EJ logs are available on the Clublog
Web page at: http://www.clublog.org/logsearch/8Q7EJ
9H, MALTA. Operators Olaf/DL4HG and Holger/DL5XAT will once again be active
as 9H3OG and 9H3TX, respectively, from Gozo Island (EU-023) between
November 17-25th. Activity will be on the 30/17/12 meters using CW and
RTTY. Operations will also include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
23-24th) as a Multi-2 entry using the callsign 9H3TX. QSL 9H3OG via
DL4HG, by the Bureau or direct. QSL 9H3TX via DL5XAT, by the Bureau,
direct or LoTW.
A3, TONGA (Update to OPDX.1107). As mentioned last week, 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 govern-
ment, so look for him possibly every night (local time) after his work.
Operations will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home
callsign, by the Bureau or direct. For more info, see OPDX.1107 or visit
Masa new Web page at: http://www.sato3.com/a35jp/index.html
AFRICAN TOUR. Roger, LA4GHA, is now in Africa on work assignment for the
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in East Africa, until
December 2014. He has been active as 5Z4/LA4GHA from Nairobi, Kenya, and
is expected to be active as 6O0LA sometimes from Garowe, Somalia. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes, as time
permits. QSL via LA4GHA, by the Bureau or direct.
CQMM DX CONTEST/2013 (Reminder)! Ed, PY4WAS, CWJF President, wants to
invite everyone to participate in the CQMM DX Contest which is held
April 20-21st. For more details, see: http://www.cwjf.com.br
CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS. Operators Costantino/IW2NXD and Antonio/IK2ZJR
will be active as CT9/homecall from Madeira Island (AF-014) between
May 12-20th. Activity will be "holiday style". If time permits, they
will operate CW, SSB and PSK31. QSL via the Bureau to their home callsign.
EE8, CANARY ISLANDS. Luis, EA8AY, will be active as EE8X from Tenerife
Island (IOTA AF-004, DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276, EAA TF) during the CQWW WPX
CW Contest (May 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-band entry. QSL via W2GR.
Visit his Web site at: http://www.ea8ay.com/ef8x2/index.html
EG3, SPAIN (Special Event). Members of local section of URE ( Union
Radioaficionados Españoles) in Tarragona, together with the Radio Club
del Tarragones, will activate the special event callsign EG3FTV between
May 13-26th. Activity will take during the "Festival Tarraco Viva" (see
<http://www.tarracoviva.com>). QSL Manager is EA3BDE. QSL via Bureau.
FT5Z, AMSTERDAM ISLANDS. The Amsterdam Island DXpedition Web site is now
active and available on-line at: http://www.amsterdamdx.org
IDXC 64TH (VISALIA CONVENTION) NEWS (IOTA Dinner News Flash). Rick,
K6VVA, reports: "For any folks making late reservations for the Visalia
DX Convention, there may still be a few a few seats left for 'walk-ins'
at the IOTA Dinner on Friday evening, April 19th. Tnx to Phil Parton
(National Sales Manager) and Kenwood Communications, I am thrilled to
announce that the Grand Prize for the IOTA Dinner Raffle will now be a
new Kenwood TS-480HX (200 Watt) TXRX. This is the perfect IOTA Expeditioner
rig, and I now carry two of these on all my IOTA Expeditions. Having the
extra 3dB signal gain from a 200 Watt radio can sometimes make the
difference between a QSO being made or not when it is not possible to
take along an amplifier."
AS-073. Members of the Malaysian Special Expedition Team will be active
as 9M2SE from Perhentian Besar Island between May 1-3rd, to
promote Malaysia's beautiful island and also IOTA activities.
Operators mentioned are Piju/9M2PJU, Khairul/9M2KRZ, Rizal/
9M2RDX and their special guest from Poland, Jacek/SP5APW.
Jacek will continue to operate until May 7th, as 9M2/SP5APW.
Their operating equipment will be two 100 watts transceivers,
a vertical antenna and a tribander yagi. Activity will be on
40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. For QSL
information, please read info carefully on QRZ.com. ADDED
NOTES: The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Malay) lie
approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) off the northeastern
coast of West Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approx-
imately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The name
"Perhentian" means "stopping point" in Malay, referring to the
islands' traditional role as a waypoint for traders between
Bangkok and Malaysia. The islands were sparsely inhabited by
fishermen for centuries, although tourism now accounts for
most economic activity. The Perhentian Islands appear on many
maps of the nineteenth and twentieth century as 'The Station
Islands'. This arises from the British colonial period, as an
English translation of "stopping point".
EU-068. Members of the Charente DX Group (CDXG) will be active as
TM0SI from Ile de Sein between April 27th and May 4th. They
will operate on CW, SSB and the Digital modes on 80-10 meters.
Operators mentioned are Eric/F5LOW, Laurent/F5MNK, Alain/F6ANA,
Bertrand/F6HKA and Leon/ON4ZD/OS0S. All QSOs will be confirmed
automatically via the Bureau. QSL route for direct cards are
via F5LOW. A log search will be available on ClubLog.
EU-088. Operators Harry/PA1H and Nico/PA7PA will be active as OZ/homecall
from Laeso Island (DIA NK-003, WLOTA 2820) between now and April
26th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, if possible also on 160m,
using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign,
direct or by the Bureau.
EU-127. German operators have once again activated the special callsign
DM50IOTA from Neuwerk this past week between April 12-14th.
This opertaion also counts for the World-Wide Flora and Fauna
(WWFF) as DLFF-005 and for lighthouse chasers as ARLHS FED-165.
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 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
EU-136. Three Hungarian operators will once again activate Rab Island
(CI-096), Croatia, starting on April 21st, signing 9A/homecall.
Operators mentioned are Pista/HA5AUC, Karl/HA7PC and Ed/HA5BWW.
They will stay there for a week and operate on the HF bands
and 6 meters using mainly CW. Their rigs are an IC-746 and
IC-756PRO with vertical antennas and a FD-4. QSL via the HA
Bureau or direct.
OC-186. Only a few more days to work YB3MM/2 (Adhi) and YB2TET/P (Teti)
from Karimunjawa Island. They are expected to go QRT on April
16th. Activity is between 1700-0600 local time on 15 meters
SSB using low power and a ground-plane. QSL via IZ8CCW.
J8, ST. VINCENT. Brian, GW4DVB, will be active as J8/G4DVB from Palm
Island (NA-025) between now and April 20th. Activity will be on 80-6
meters using a Elecraft KX-3 and HLA300 amp into a HW-40HP dipole. QSL
via GW4DVB. For more details, see the Web site at: http://www.g4dvb.co.uk
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (April 15-21st)....
Apr/15th AN Apr/18th AN Apr/20th AN
Apr/16th AN Apr/19th AN Apr/21st 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 once again be active as
KP2MM during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) and the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry.
QSL via LoTW. For more details, see: http://www.n2tta.info
KP4, PUERTO RICO. Members of the Puerto Rico Field Day Group will be on
the air April 18th to celebrate "World Amateur Radio Day 2013" from the
Municipal Emergency Management Agency of the city of Cataño, to make
echo of this year's theme: "Amateur Radio: entering its Second Century
of Disaster Communications". They will use the callsign KP4FD on the HF
bands. Confirmations will be via LoTW and there will be an electronic
certificate per request. More info on QRZ.com.
MJ, JERSEY. Kazunori, M0CFW/JK3GAD, will be active as MJ5Z during the CQ
WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry.
QSL via LoTW or via M0CFW. Look for activity before and after the contest
using the callsign MJ0CFW.
MJ, JERSEY. A Belgium team will be active as MJ/OT9Z from the "Jersey
Amateur Radio Society" (JARS) Headquarter on Jersey (EU-013) between
August 2-9th., 2013. Activity will be on all HF bands and 6 meters using
CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY. They plan to have two stations on during the day
(Not at night but late in the evening). Operators mentioned are Frederik/
ON8ZL (Team Leader, CW/SSB/6m), Peter/ON8ZZ (PSK/RTTY) and Frank/ON5NQ
(SSB). QSL Manager is ON8ZL. For more details, see:
NH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Operators Yutaka/JQ2GYU/WS2Y and his wife Miho/
JJ2VLY/WS2M will be active as NH0J from Tinian Island (OC-086), Northern
Mariana Islands, the special commemorative Tinian station of the "J-Tinian
Radio Space Club, between April 27th and May 1st. Activity will be on
80-10 meters including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY.
QSL via JJ2VLY, direct (SAE + 2 USDs) or by the Bureau. Please don't send
your QSL request to Tinian Island. For more details and updates, see:
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For April 14th)
3D2SE via ZL3TE II1MGY via IW1EHL PJ4/SQ9CNN via SQ9CNN
3Z0WARD via SP6IEQ II3VVF via IV3FIV R3K via RN3DK
5Z4/LA4GHA via LA4GHA J6/N7QT via N7QT RG16PP via RZ3LC
C98RF via DL6DQW LW5ER via M0OXO or LU (B) S79VJG via G4DFI
CT9/DK7YY via DK7YY LW6EGE via EA7HBC SE6Y via SM6DED
CV1DP via CX8DL LZ20TRC via LZ1YE SU9AF via UA3DX
DL0A via DL1OI LZ833MBB via LZ1KCP T6T via RW6HS (d)
DL75KUE via DL7MFK MD/DL4DXF via DL4DXF TM80C via F6FMT
DP50IPAHB via DK3EU MD/DM5DM via DM5DM TZ6BB via W3HNK
DX8DX via M0OXO OE7WJJ via DK8UZ UN9L via LZ1YE
E77DX via OE1EMS OK8DCC via DL3DCC V31MV via IT9EJW
EH4FCF via EA4DOC PA150BA via PA0FAW VK9CZ via N3SL
EH7DMR via EA7KZ PB13ROYAL via PB5X XR86PL via CE3OEV
GB1PC via GM0OBX PB200KING via PA1TX YB8BYL via EA7FTR
H70ORO via TI4SU PH600NYK via PA0RSM ZP9EH via K5WW
IF9/IT9PPG via IT9PPG PJ4/SP6AXW via SP9FIH
IF9/IT9WRZ via IT9WRZ PJ4/SP9FIH via SP9FIH
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only
VP2V/KE2VB QSL/LoTW STATUS. Rex, NR6M, reported on April 7th: "QSL cards
for VP2V/KE2VB arrived yesterday. All QSL request I have received will
be in Monday's, April 8th, outgoing mail. Also logs have been uploaded
to LoTW. I am looking for more DX stations to manage."
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: CT8/PA4N, CU2CE, DL3GD, EH7H, HZ1SK, JA1LZR,
T2T, T46RRC, T48RRC, V31WA, VE3VHB, VK9CZ and Z21BB
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3D2MF, 4L8A, 5B8AD, A5A, A63HI, CT9/DL5AXX,
CW5X, E51E, E51WL, EX/UA4WHX, EY8/UA4WHX, HA30S, HC2/UA4WHX, HG1S,
JX5O, L22D, LX1HD, T6LG, TT8TT, UK/UAWHX, VP2V/KE2VB, VP8ROT, YB26SEAG
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3D2OP, 3D2OU, 3D2RO, 4L1FP, 5Z4HW, 9L0W,
9U4U, B3C, CP8/DF7NX, CT3/DF8AA, EA8/DF8AA, EA8/DK5AN, EP3SMH, HI3EPR,
HU2DX, I2VRN, J6/DL7AFS, J79ZG, JW/DF8AN, JW/LZ2HM, JY8VJ, LX0SAR, TC3A,
TJ3AY, VU3SIG, YB8Y, Z38Z, ZV2HQ and ZV13HQ
R40, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (WAO and RAO Ops). A group of Russian operators
will activate the special callsign R40AST during a complex WAO, RAO and
TV DXpedition in the Astronomical Observatory of the North Caucasus.
Activity will take place between April 18-22nd, in celebration of the
40th anniversary of the "International Day of Astronomy" (April 19th),
one of the oldest scientific disciplines of the Earth, in the framework
of the world diploma program Astronomical Observatories (WAO) and National
diploma program Astronomical Observatories of Russia (RAO) from the
following Astronomical Observatories of the North Caucasus:
April 19th - Remote astronomical Observatory of the Scientific Centre
April 19th - BTA (Big Telescope Alt-Azimuthal); RAO-007.
April 20th - Caucasian mountain Observatory astronomical Institute,
Moscow University; RAO-042.
April 20th - Radio astronomy Observatory, (Zelenchukskaya); RAO-027.
April 20th - RATAN-600 - Special astrophysical Observatory; RAO-011.
April 21st - North-Caucasus astronomical station KFU; RAO-028
April 21st - Station optical observations of the satellites of the
Earth (Arkhyz); RAO-044.
April 22nd - The Kislovodsk mountain astronomical station; RAO-022.
Operations will be on various HF bands using CW and SSB. Watch around
the WFF frequencies. Operators mentioned are Oleg/UA6GG, R7TU, Andy/RN7G,
Yuri/RA6EE, Andrei/RK7A, Oleg/R3FA, Valery/RW3GW and TV-operator. Awards
are available with 5 QSOs with different RAO expeditions making it possible
to automatically fulfill the terms of the WAO EU 3 class (5 QSO, more
details: at <http://www.wff44.org/program/wsp/wao/rules>) and RAO class
3 (5 QSO, more details <http://www.greenrussia.travel/RAO>). You may
receive an e-Diploma for WAO and RAO. The expedition will be filmed for
a documentary (Green Russia) showing the participation by radio amateurs.
A special QSL can be obtained via UA6GG (direct, by the Bureau or Green
VE1AL - Alan Leith, became a Silent Key (SK) on the afternoon of April
11th, of an apparent heart attack. His daughter found him when
she came home from work in his shack. Al achieved the ARRL DXCC
#1 Honor Roll before North Korea (P5) was added to the DXCC
list, but was waiting for a chance to work that elusive P5. He
had 334/353 confirmed on the ARRL DXCC Mixed standings. Col,
MM0NDX, states, "CY9M 2012 would not have happened without Al's
enthusiasm and help. All the team is shocked and saddened at
Al's passing. On behalf of the CY9M team, it was a pleasure to
meet Al and spend some time with him."
VK6HD - Mike Bazley became a Silent Key (SK) on April 12th, after a
long fight with cancer. He was noted for being many station's
first 160 and 80 meter contact. Mike was the top Australian
operator on the current DXCC Honor Roll.
OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to
the family and friends of the above mentioned.
TM114, FRANCE (IMD Op). Look for the Marconi special event station
TM114M to be on the air during the weekend of April 20th. The station
is celebrating the 114th anniversary of the first wireless radio link
between Wimereux, France, and South Foreland, England, on March 27th,
1899. QSL via F5JYD, by the Bureau or direct.
TO4, MARTINIQUE (IPA Op!). Operators Paul/FM5AM, Jean-Baptiste/FM5GI,
Valere/FM5CW, Claude/FM5CY and Henri/F6FLO (all members of the Inter-
national Police Association [IPA]) will use the special callsign TO4IPA
from St. Pierre between April 18th and May 2nd. Activity will be on CW,
SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via HA3JB. QSOs are valid for IPA Award.
UP44, KAZAKHSTAN (WFF/UNFF expedition). Members of the "Traveling Radio
Amateurs Group" plan to travel to the area of Tian-Shan Astronomical
Observatory between April 20-21st. During the group's expedition, they
plan to take part in the "International Astronomy Day" celebration and
activate the following reference numbers as UP44WFF:
•WAO/UNAO-01 - Tien-Shan Observatory (2700 m)
•WMA/UNM-037 - Tien-Shan Observatory (2700 m)
•WFF/UNFF-005 Ile-Alatau national Park
•KDA: Q - 13 (Talgar region)
•WW Loc.: MN83LB.
Operators mentioned are Arthur/UN6QC, Sergey/UN6GAO and Victor/UN7GIT.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters including the WARC bands using SSB and
the Digital modes. Suggested SSB frequencies are: 7144, 14144, 14244,
18144, 21244, 24944 and 28544 kHz (+/- QRM). Digital frequencies will
be on the "Band Plan 1 Region". QSL via info and details on special
awards is available on QRZ.com.
VE3, CANADA (CISA Op/OQP). Team VE3ZF will be active from Twilight Island
(CISA ON-018), Manitoulin Island district, on April 20th and 21st, in the
Ontario QSO Party. The team will consist of Pat/VE3HZQ, Ron/VE3NDI and
Igor/VE3ZF. QSL via the Bureau or direct. Rules for the Ontario QSO Party
contest are posted at: http://cco.ve3xd.com/oqp/rules.htm
VP2E, ANGUILLA. Operators Rich/KE1B and YL Anna/W6NN will be active as
VP2EAQ and VP2EAR, respectively, from Anguilla between May 9-16th.
Activity will be "holiday-style" using a single station with 100w and
a Buddipole antenna system directly adjacent to the sea. Operations
will be on all bands 40-10 meters (including 30/17/12m), and all modes
(CW/SSB/RTTY). They expect to have Internet access, and plan to upload
logs to ClubLog daily. You can check your QSO status and request a QSL
card via the Online QSL Request System (OQRS). Direct QSLs are via their
home callsign (see QRZ.com for details).
VQ9/VQ93/VQ975, CHAGOS (Special Event). Jim, ND9M, is once again active
as VQ9JC from Diego Garcia until sometime in July. He is expected to use
the special callsign VQ975FOC during the month of May to celebrate the
75th anniversary of the FOC (First Class CW Operators' Club). Also, look
for Jim to be active as VQ93JC between June 22nd and July 7th. He usually
activates a unique/special prefix each year (last year it was VQ92JC).
As mentioned several months ago, Jim is operating Field Day style from
a recreational park using a FT-857 at 100 watts to a dipole at a height
of 10 meters because the VQ9 club station has been shut down. Jim reports
that he has to set up the station each time and then break it down each
day which further limits his operating time typically to 1230-1615z on
most days. Sometimes he is on Fridays starting as early as 0830Z. QSL
WARD CERTIFICATE (Free!). For those who participate during the "World
Amateur Radio Day" on April 18th, 2013, and make a minimum of 200 QSOs,
can obtain a certificate. It is issued free of charge if requested in
electronic format (pdf). To get this certificate, you must send by May
18th, 2013, a log in ADIF format with 200 QSOs to: fenyo3jw (at) yahoo.com
More info is available at: http://wff-yo.blogspot.com
XW, LAOS. Steve, 9M6DXX, informs OPDX that a multi-national, multi-operator,
DXpedition to Vientiane, Laos, is being planned for September 6-16th, 2013.
Team members are Steve/9M6DXX, James/9V1YC, George/EA2TA, Christian/EA3NT,
Raul/EA5KA, Vincent/F4BKV, Don/G3XTT and Col/MM0NDX. They plan to operate
five stations from 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. A Web site is
currently under construction and will be available soon. The callsign
and more details will be announced later.
ZK3, TOKELAU (Reminder). Operators Hans/DL6JGN and Guenter/DL2AWG will be
active as ZK3N from Nukunonu Atoll (OC-048) between April 15-30th. Activity
will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They will be
using a TS590 with a Tokyo Hy-Power solid state amp; K3 with a 500 watt
solid state amp; AV640 and Tripod Leg for 40-10 and GP for 80m. QSL via
DL2AWG. Subject to a reliable Internet connection, they will upload their
log to ClubLog on a daily basis. Otherwise, the complete log will be
uploaded upon their return. There is a ZK3N Web page available at:
ZS8, MARION ISLAND (More Ops Possible). Operators Carson/ZR6CWI (ZS8C)
and David/ZS1BCE (ZS8Z) reportedly have departed Cape Town on April 10th,
to head to Marion Island. It was announced this week that there may be
two more operators onboard the ship to Marion. Nadia (Carson's girlfriend)
and Marius (the team's diesel mechanic) are writing to the "Independent
Communications Authority of South Africa" (ICASA) for a RAE (Radio Amateur
Examination) to obtain a licence. Pierre, ZS1HF/ZS8M, has arranged with
the South African Radio League (SARL) to invigilate ['proctor'] the exam.
This means there will eventually be four active hams on Marion Island
during the next year. Carson and David are expected to be active around
mid-May once the ship departs with the old team back to Cape Town. As
mentioned in previous bulletins, activity will be on 40-10 meters (NO
160/80m) using mainly SSB and the Digital modes. QSL Manager is ZS1HF.
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