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Sunday, April 21, 2013


SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1109
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1109

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1109
BID: $OPDX.1109
April 22, 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, WB2YIP, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR
& The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KH6BZF, N6PSE, K8GI, K8JP, K8YSE,
W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter,
DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX,
HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK7JWX,
OE1WHC, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PY3DF, RSGB IOTA
Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, TA1HZ, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE1BVD 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, 14th-April, through Sunday, 21st-April there were 226
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
4S, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A,
9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 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, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU,
GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, 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, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3,
V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9L, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9,
VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA,
ZB, ZD7, 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).

5B, CYPRUS. Tony, RT9T, will once again be active as 5B4ALB from Cyprus
between May 15-28th. Bands and modes of activity were not provided. QSL
via RT9T direct only.

5B & ZC4, CYPRUS AND THE UK SOV. BASES AREAS ON CYPRUS. Steve, G0SGB,
will be active as 5B/G0SGB/p from Cyprus (AS-004, MIA MCI-002, WLOTA
0051) and as ZC4BS from the UK Sov. Bases AREAS on Cyprus (AS-004, MIA
MCI-002, WLOTA 0892) between April 22-28th. Activity will be on all HF
bands using mainly SSB and CW. QSL both callsigns via G0SGB, direct only
with SAE. NO eQSL!

5U, NIGER. Pierre, HB9AMO, will be active as 5U9AMO from Niger between
April 20th and May 30th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters
CW using a TS-50 and a low hanging long wire. QSL via M0URX. Log will be
uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog. For more details, updates and a log search,
visit Pierre's Web page at: http://www.hb9amo.net

6V7, SENEGAL. Luc, F5RAV, will once again be active as 6V7T from Le Calao
Resort, La Somome, between April 26th and May 5th. He will be operating
from Jean-Francois, 6W7RV, QTH. Activity will probably be the same as last
time -- on SSB and PSK31, and on 160-10 meters (including 17 and 12m with
a dipole only). He will also participate in the Helvetia Contest (April
27-28th). QSL via only direct to his home callsign. See details on QRZ.com.
Also, visit his BLOG page at: http://f5rav.free.fr

A7, QATAR. You only have a few more days to work Tomas, VK2CCC (LY1F),
as A71A from the QARS club station in Qatar until April 25th. Activity
is most evenings, but limited to a couple of hours in the evenings as
it has to be in presence and under the supervision of a QARS member.
QSL via A71A (see QRZ.com).

C9, MOZAMBIQUE. "DX-World.net" is reporting (edited): "During last night's
(Friday) Top Band dinner at Visalia, it was announced that a large DX-
pedition to C9 Mozambique ­ with emphasis on the low bands ­ will take
place mid-October. More info in due course."

D4, CAPE VERDE. Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as D44TWO from
Leeward Islands [aka Sotavento] (AF-005) between June 3-20th. Activity
will be holiday style on the HF bands. He usually has a Kenwood TS-50
and is running 80 watts using CW and SSB on all bands, except on 160/80
meters. QSL via M0OXO.

DXCC (At Dayton Hamvention 2013). Bill Moore, NC1L, reports [edited],
"The 2013 Dayton Hamvention is rapidly approaching and once again ARRL
Awards staff will be on hand to check applications not only for DXCC,
but all ARRL awards: DXCC, WAS, VUCC, WAC and Extra Class Certificate.
While we will be there all weekend we suggest that you not wait until
Sunday to have your application checked."
A detailed PDF file is available to help guide you through the card
checking process so that everything proceeds smoothly at:
If, after reviewing the PDF file and you have questions, send an E-mail
to Bill Moore, NC1L, at: bmoore@arrl.org

FT5Z, AMSTERDAM ISLAND (Tentative Schedule for FT5ZM). Stan, SQ8X, posted
the following on the FT5XM Web page <http://www.amsterdamdx.org> on April
19th [edited]: "The MV Braveheart will arrive in the port of Fremantle,
Australia, on January 12, 2014, and be available for the team to board.
Fuel and supplies will be taken aboard and port documentation procedures
completed. The vessel will sail for Amsterdam Island on January 15, 2014.
The sailing time to Amsterdam Island will be 9 days with an estimated
arrival date of January 24th.
Landing operations will commence as soon as the sea conditions and
weather allow. Once the team is ashore, they will have 18 days to set
up, conduct the DXpedition, and tear down for departure.
The return sail to Fremantle is also estimated at 9 days. The team
anticipates being back in Fremantle by February 23, 2014."

GB7, ENGLAND (Special Event). Bill Cross, G0ELZ, Chairman of the Marine
Museum Society, Wallasey, UK, and David Oakden G3UFO, have announced
that special event callsigns GB70BOA and GB70WA will be on the air between
May 20-27th. The event will be hosted by the Marine Radio Museum Society
(Wallasey) [resident callsign GB4FPR], at Fort Perch Rock New Brigfhton.
Members of the Wirral and District Amateur Radio Club (WADARC), the Chester
& District Amateur Radio Society (CADARS) and the Tall Trees Contest Group
[G5D] (based in Cheshire) will activate GB70BOA from Fort Perch Rock at
the Mersey entrance and GB70WA from the Leasowe Lighthouse. The activity
is to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic.
Approximately 2,800 merchant ships were lost during this battle and 30,000
merchant seamen lost their lives. Similarly, 30,000 Allied Naval and Air
Force personnel and 30,000 Kriegsmarine sailors also lost their lives.
These numbers vary according to whose history of WW2 you read, and the
above numbers are a rough average. Operations will take place on all band
80-10 meters, as well as VHF/UHF operations on 144 and 432 MHz on all
modes. This event is especially important to Liverpool and other Merseyside
hams because the battle was commanded from the Western Approaches command
and is now a premiere WW II museum in Liverpool. Operators are hoping to
make over 2800 contacts during this period. A special QSL card is being
produced in commemoration. More details can be found on QRZ.com as well
GB70BOA and GB70WA are part of the official recognition of this event.

HI7, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Ronny, ON4ARV, will once again be active as
HI7/OT4R from Punta-Cana, Dominican Republic (NA-096, WLOTA 2974, WW Loc.
FK58TN), between May 10th and June 1st. Activity will be on 20/15/10 meters
on SSB and PSK, between 2000-2200z every day. Suggested frequencies are:
14266, 21226 and 28450 kHz. QSL only via LoTW and eQSL. More info is
available on his Web site at: http://www.OT4R.net

INTREPID-SPIRIT AWARD (Press Release). "IDXC 2013, Visalia, California -
April 20th, 2013 - Tonight, the Intrepid-DX Group is very proud to present
our 'Intrepid Spirit Award' to a notable DXer and DXpeditioner that we
have come to respect and admire greatly, Mr. Silvano Borsa-I2YSB. This
award is to recognize Silvano’s outstanding efforts to activate Somalia
on three different activations, as well as Chad and most recently Burkina
Faso.
We acknowledge Silvano’s pursuit of Dxpedition excellence and his quest
to activate the rare and often dangerous entities. It is for these reasons
that we honor him tonight with our Intrepid Spirit Award.
This 'Intrepid-Spirit Award' is made in memory of our fallen friend
and member, James McLaughlin, T6AF who was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan
just two years ago this month.
Thank you,
Paul S. Ewing
President, The Intrepid-DX Group"

IOTA NEWS..............
EU-038. Wim, PA0WRS, will be active as homecall/p from Ameland Island
(WLOTA 1059) between now and April 26th. Activity will be on
all modes and the HF bands, propagation permitting. QSL via
his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-174. Laci, HA0HW, will once again be active from Thassos Island
(GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA LH-4186, QRA KN20HS), but
this time as SW8WW (ex-J48HW) between May 23rd and June 5th.
He will operate mainly CW, with some SSB and RTTY, on the HF
bands (usually on 40/30/20/17 meters) and on 6 meters. He
will enter the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) as a Single-
Op/All-Band entry. His rigs are usually a FT-840 with a MOS-FET
amplifier (300-400 watts) and an IC-706 (for 6m only). Antennas
are a monoband Gps and dipoles on fishing poles. QSL via his
home callsign, direct or by the HA Bureau.

NA-067. Eric, W4OTN, will be active as homecall/p from Hatteras Island
(USI NC005S, WLOTA 3913, Dare County, NC) between August 4-10th.
Activity will be holiday style on the higher HF bands (20-10m).
QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

NA-091. Operators Heinz/VA7AQ and Mike/VE7ACN will be active as
homecall/p from Gambier Island (CISA BC031) between April
25-29th. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB.
QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau.

SA-027. Fabio, PP5BZ, will be active as PQ5M from Sao Francisco do
Sul Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as
Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via PP5BZ.

SA-060. Operators Renato/PY8WW, Ewerton/PY8AA, Fernando/PU8WZT,
Ronaldo/PS8RV, Pedro/PR8ZX and Gabriel/PU8RGV will be active
as PX8Z from Cotijuba Island (DIB PA-14, WLOTA 2855) between
July 26-28th. Activity coincides with the RSGB IOTA Contest
weekend. QSL via PY8WW.

JD1, OGASAWARA. Just a reminder that Harry, JG7PSJ, will once again be
active as JD1BMH from Chichijima Island (AS-031) between April 22nd and
May 4th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via
the Bureau to JD1BMH or direct to JG7PSJ. Visit his Web page for more
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (April 22-28th)....
Apr/22nd AN Apr/25th LN-HN Apr/27th AN
Apr/23rd HN-LN Apr/26th LN-HN Apr/28th AN
Apr/24th HN

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

OJ0, MARKET REEF. Operators Jean-Pierre/ON5JT, Michel/ON6QO, Koen/ON4CCP,
Philippe/ON4LEM and Peter/ON8VP will be active as OJ0V from Market Reef
(EU-053) between July 1-6th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW
and SSB. On request of a lot of hams worldwide, they will also be active
on the Digital modes (RTTY or PSK). QSL via ON4CCP.

P5, NORTH KOREA PRESS RELEASE (Announcing the P5 Project - IDXC 2013
Convention in Visalia, April 20th, 2013), received from Paul, N6PSE:
"P5, North Korea is the most wanted DXCC entity world-wide.
Today, the Intrepid-DX Group, in partnership with the World-Wide DX
Group, is announcing our sustained and ongoing effort to activate North
Korea.
For the past four years, we have been working with professionals in
the business and tourism industries who are actively doing business in
North Korea. We are leveraging their ideas and contacts towards our goal
of a major Dxpedition over a four week period from within the DPRK. We
are using the same techniques that were successful in opening up Kurdistan
(Northern Iraq) South Sudan and Yemen to Dxpedition activity.
We have prepared a comprehensive, multi-faceted proposal, and we have
delivered it to the DPRK officials via our Chinese emissary. Several
members of our leadership and advisory team have made multiple visits
to the DPRK and are advising us accordingly. We are making further plans
to visit the DPRK in the coming months to further bolster our business
contacts and to research and assess various venues.
We expect this ongoing project to require a sustained effort. We are
committed to work as hard and as long as it takes to activate this rare
and much needed entity. We will continue negotiating and flying into and
out of the DPRK as needed during this process to lay the groundwork and
to build the trust to ensure that a favorable outcome can be created. We
want the DX community to be aware and to understand that a sustained
effort is being made to activate this rare and important entity.

Thank you,
N6PSE AH6HY YT1AD K3LP -- The Intrepid-DX Group"

ADDED NOTE: The Intrepid-DX Group has set up a Web page which is still

PJ2, CURACAO. Wim, ON6DX, will be active as PJ2/ON6DX from Curacao (SA-099,
WLOTA 0942) between June 28th and July 7th. Activity will be holiday style
on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Wim will play special attention on:
- 50 MHz CW/SSB/RTTY (keep in touch with ON4KST chat)
- JA & Asia: 28/24/21 Mhz RTTY/SSB/CW
For a list of suggested frequencies, see the Web page below. QSL via his
home callsign, by the Bureau or direct. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and
eQSL. For more info, see his Web site at:

PRESS RELEASE (Amateur Radio in Greece). Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC, from the
Amateur Radio Section of ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and the
Documentary Archives Radio Communications/QSL Collection, has informed
OPDX that "The dawn of Amateur Radio in the U.K. and Greece" by Norman
F. Joly (G3FNJ) was published, in 1990, and still is the standard reference
of this period. The Vienna-based Documentary Archive has just published
the chapters relating to the history of Amateur radio in Greece, with the
author's kind permission from his personal copy which contains some
corrections and amendments to the printed version, and with additional
material from the Archive’s files. To read it, visit:
(A German version is available via www.dokufunk.org(joly-d)

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For April 21st)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
4A8DMR via N7RO FK/VK6DXI via VK6DXI PB33Q via PA7DA
4J20RO via 4J6RO GB2SJ via G-Bureau PQ9M via PY9MM
4Z65AB via 4Z5AB GB2VEF via GM4UYZ PW2F via PY2NA
4Z65TT via 4Z5TT GB4MHS via G4FON R27VLG via RZ4AG
7S55S via SM6EGJ GB4RPI via M1EDF R40AST via UA6GG
9G5EME via PA3CEE GB100TMD via M0PNN RA27DX via R1DX
A60WARD via IZ8CLM HB0/ON4WRC via ON4ON RA27WC via RA4WC
AO1IMD via EA1BTO HB0/PA3CNO via PE1FLO RU27AR via UA1OJL
BW2/JP1RIW via BM2JCC HB0/PA3HK via PE1FLO SK88WARD via SM-Bureau
CN2SS via EA2SS HB9WARD via HB9JOE SV3/ON4LO/P via ON4LO
CO2WF via N1KI HF3T via SP3FYX TC47A via TA1HZ
CP6XE via IK6SNR (d) HF5D via SP5PPA TC57A via TA1HZ
CR5IARU via CT1REP HF80JATA via SQ8JCB TM8BIRD via F5INJ
CS250CLE via CS5RPT HF2013TATO via SP3YAC UP44WFF via UN6QC (d)
CW1GM via CX2ABC HG3ZOMBA via HA3KNA UP50ASTR via EA7FTR
DM50IOTA via DL2VFR HV50VR via I0JBL V47GIW via W4GIW (d/L)
EA/PA0JPL via PA0JPL LG5LG via LA4EKA V73AY via BD4DYH
EA5HJY via EA7HBC OG1X via OH1XX VE4GV/KH6 via VE4GV
EA6/I1RSA via I1RSA OM20TUSR via OM3RP VK9/OH1VR via OH1VR
EH7FDS via EA7URS OV1CDX via OZ1GML (d) YP20ARER via YO6CUF
EH8WDX via EA8ED OZ/PA7PA via PA7PA ZP6CW via ZP6CU
EX8NR via RW6HS (d) P29FR via I2RFJ

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

H44KW QSL STATUS. Phil, G3SWH, reports on April 15th: "Today, I have
mailed replies to all of the direct OQRS QSL requests received. I will
now start working on the direct snail mail requests and expect these
to be in the mail within the next two weeks or so."

LoTW NEWS. The ARRL LoTW Web site is reporting that an ARRL LoTW Study
Committee has been formed. It states, "In January 2013, the ARRL Board
of Directors chartered a committee to review and make recommendations
about Logbook of the World. This committee held its first meeting on
April 12th and formed three sub-groups to study and report on:
1) current Logbook costs and resources
2) technical review of Logbook reliability and scalability
3) development of support scenarios and requirements
The committee will report to the Board at its next meeting in July."

NEW QSL ROUTE. Phil, VE1BVD, informs OPDX that effective immediately
he will be Alan's, VE1AL, QSL Manager. He intends to leave his LoTW
account active for the immediate future but will attempt to answer
any incoming Bureau or direct cards. Phil's mailing address is correct
on QRZ.com or any callbook.

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 9M6XRO, ED5T, FG/G6ITD, JA2VHO, JA7BME, JH1FNU,
JH1OES, JH3CUL, JJ2LPV, LU6DU, TF2CL and UA1OIZ

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5M2TT, 5V7TT, 6Y3M, 7Z7AB, 9U4U, HI8W, HK0/F6BFH,
HT9H, KC4AAA, PT0S, PY0F/PP1CZ, S21XV, SV5BYR, T46RRC, T47RRC, T48RRC,
V73TS, VK0JJJ, XT2TT and XW0ZJZ

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!

T42, CUBA. Cuban operators will activate the special callsign T42T from
Cuba (NA-015, WLOTA 0032) during the 47th A. Volta RTTY Contest (May
11-12th. Operators mentioned are Lazaro/CO2WL, Gustavo/CO2NO and Rene/
CO2RVA. QSL via HA3JB.

T6, AFGHANISTAN. Jesse, KB2OBQ will once again be active as T6JP from
Panjwai in the Kandahar Province starting May 15th through August 2014.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters (mostly 40/20/10m) using 100 watts,
on CW and SSB. Logs will be uploaded daily (if possible) to LoTW, eQSL,
QRZ.com. For more details, see QRZ.com (under T6JP).

T6, AFGHANISTAN. Tim, KB2RLB (ex-DA2TF and YI9RLB), is currently operating
in Afghanistan as T6TM from a military base near Kabul. He states on
QRZ.com, "Licensed in 1994, I am mainly into HF (SSB/Digital) and will be
working on learning more digital modes. I am interested in EMCOMMS and
completed Level I of the ARRL EMCOMM Course. I retired in 2007 after 21
years of service with the US Army. I am currently living and working in
Afghanistan as a communications advisor." QSL via KB2RLB.
ADDED NOTE: Mike has informed OPDX that he will be there until April
25th, but is expecting to return within 2 months (not yet planned).
Activity will be on 20 and 10 meters SSB using 80 watts and dipoles
at 25ft.

TC57, TURKEY (Special Event). Members of the Turkish group called TCSWAT
(Special Wireless Activity Team) will once again activate special event
station TC57A from the battlefields of Gallipoli/Gelibolu. First activated
as TC57ALAY in 2007, the special event/commemorative station for the 57th
Regiment Martyrs is active every year at the end of April as TC57A. Metin,
TA1ED, and a team operators will arrive at the Kocacimen Hill on April
19th, and will be on the air on all HF bands using CW and SSB. They will
also try 2m contacts. QSL via TA1HZ at: POB 73, Karakoy, 34421 Istanbul,
TURKEY (or by the Bureau). Visit the TCSWAT Web page at:

TS8, TUNISIA (Update/Operators/QSL Routes). 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. 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), Leopoldo/I8LWL, Fred/IK7JWX (Team
Leader), Antonello/IK2DUW, Ampelio/IS0AGY, Rosy/IW2NLC (YL), Stefano/
IK6JRI, Vincenzo/IZ8LFI, Heathem/YI1UNH. QSL route is as follows:
1) For Italian stations via IK7JWX, direct or by the Bureau.
2) Outside Italy via IK2DUW, direct or by the Bureau.
3) Free internal QSL service available for all MDXC Members.
The Mediterraneo DX Club (MDXC) is a sponsor of TS8TI.
Logs will be available on LoTW, as well as:
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:

UA0, ASIATIC RUSSIA. Vlado, UA0LCZ (ex-RI0NZ), will be active as UA0LCZ/0
from the rare Kamchatka (Land of Volcanos) between May 15-21st. Activity
will be on 80-10 meters CW. QSL via his home callsign.

V2, ANTIGUA. Paul, KB4GYT, will be active as V25PM from Falmouth Harbor,
Antigua (NA-100, WLOTA 1118), between April 27th and May 4th. Activity
will be holiday style and sporadic. Operations will be mainly CW, but
he plans on operating some SSB and PSK31. Paul will be using his Elecraft
KX3 with 10 watts or less using various wire antennas strung above the
swimming pool. QSL via KB4GYT, direct only (QRZ.com).

V3, BELIZE. In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the "First Class CW
Operators' Club" (FOC), Belize operator Joe "Palooka", V31JP (aka K8JP),
will be operating with a special callsign V3FOC during the month of May.
QSL via V31JP. Note: there is no "1" after the call. Also, see:

VU7, LACCADIVES ISLANDS (Lakshadweep Islands). Krish, W4VKU/VU2VKU, reports
on QRZ.com: "Received permission from the Ministry of Communications, Govt
of India to operate Amateur radio from Kavaratti, Laccadive Islands from
Apr 23 to May 5th, 2013. The VU7 permission arrived a bit too late and
plans are already firm to activate 8Q7KP from April 23rd to April 30th.
Unfortunately, getting to the VU7 island has become a challenge due to
the non availabilty of seats via the overnight ship. There is just one
expensive alternative, and I am looking into the logistics involved.
The plan is for SSB and some RTTY on 10-80m with a TS-480Sat and TenTec
Hercules 2 amp using a Butternut HF9V and a 2ele steppir yagi + 30/40m
trombone. Basically the same equipment in use at 8Q7KP.
Hope to monitor the cluster and possibly with realtime logging via
Clublogs and the last 10 QSO's displayed right here on QRZ.com.
Keeping fingers crossed and hope we will be able to work through all
the logistic hoops to activate VU7KV..... 73s de Krish, W4VKU, VU2VKU"

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** IMPORTANT NOTICE/REMINDER ** The Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin now has a new
FAX number. Contributors can now send/fax their DX information to the
following number: 1-419-828-7791 ( F A X only! )
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SPECIAL NOTE BY EDITOR: If you are having a problem receiving bounced
mail by sending mail to me via " kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org ", please send
mail to me via " kb8nw@arrl.net "...... TNX de Tedd KB8NW
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PLEASE NOTICE (as of February 12th), NEW ADDRESS CHANGES FOR THE
OPDX INTERNET HELP/SUBSCRIBE/UNSUBSCRIBE REQUESTS:
OPDX WORLD-WIDE WEB HOME PAGE (provided by John, K8YSE):
ALSO VISIT THE NORTHERN OHIO DX ASSOCIATION'S WEB PAGES AT:
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Excerpts and distribution of The OPDX Bulletin are granted as long as
KB8NW/OPDX/BARF80 receive credit. To contribute DX info, please send
via InterNet Mail to: kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org - OR - kb8nw@arrl.net
Information can now be faxed to the following "NEW" phone line at:
1-419-828-7791 (F A X only!)
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Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW - kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org --or-- kb8nw@arrl.net
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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