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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1111
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1111
May 6, 2013
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet
Clusters Network, ARRL Letter & Web Page, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW,
NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, W5JON, AB6QM,
KH6BZF, AC7DX, K8AV, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, K0IR, 4J5T,
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(MMMonVHF) and the XR0ZR Team for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for 231
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q,
8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6,
A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, 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, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2,
J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, 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, PJ5, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, TA,
TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3,
V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9,
VQ9, VR, VU, VU7, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3,
Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZK3, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8
* 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).
2013 AFD. In celebration of the 63rd anniversary of Armed Forces Day (AFD),
the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard are co-sponsoring
the annual Military/Amateur Radio Crossband Communications Test. Although
Armed Forces Day is traditionally celebrated on the third Saturday in May
-- May 18th -- the AFD Military/Amateur Crossband Communications Test will
be conducted on May 11th to prevent conflict with the Dayton Hamvention,
scheduled for May 17-19th. The annual celebration features traditional
military-to-amateur crossband communications SSB voice and Morse code
tests. These tests give Amateur Radio operators and short wave listeners
an opportunity to demonstrate their individual technical skills and to
receive recognition from the appropriate military radio station for their
proven expertise. QSL cards will be provided to stations making contact
with the military stations. Military-to-amateur crossband operations will
take place on the dates and time in UTC on the frequencies listed for the
Army, Air Force and Navy/Marine Corps and Coast Guard MARS stations. Voice
contacts will include operations in single sideband voice (SSB); some
stations will use CW to provide the opportunity to check in by Morse code.
Depending on propagation and staffing, some stations may not operate the
entire period. Participating military stations will transmit on selected
military MARS frequencies and listen for Amateur Radio stations in the
amateur bands. The military station operator will announce the specific
amateur band frequency being monitored. Duration of each voice contact
should be limited to 1-2 minutes. The annual Secretary of Defense message
will be transmitted via digital modes, including RTTY, PACTOR, AMTOR,
PSK-31, MFSK and MT63 from certain stations. Check the MARS Armed Forces
Crossband Test website for schedules and frequencies of participating
military stations, including a list of stations that will be transmitting
the annual Secretary of Defense message at:
Instructions on how to copy and submit the message are also included.
3D2, FIJI. Laci, HA0NAR, will be active as 3D2AR from Viti Levu Island
(OC-016, WLOTA 0055), in the Fiji Island group, sometime in October.
Activity will probably be on all HF bands, 160-10 meters using CW, SSB
and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign. For updates, watch:
4J, AZERBAIJAN (Special Event). Look for special event callsigns 4J20RO
and 4K20RO to be active until the end of the year. Operations seems to
be mainly CW so far on 30-10 meters. Activity is to celebrate the 20th
anniversary of the "Russian Centre of Science and Culture" in Baku.
QSL via 4J6RO.
4J/4K, AZERBAIJAN (WFF Op). Members of the "Safari DX-Activators Club"
are planning to conduct a DXpedition to the Pirgulu Natural Reserve (WFF
reference 4JFF-012, coordinates - 40°47'14"N / 48°34'43"E) between
May 9-10th. This will be a first time activation (i.e. "new one").
Activity will be on 40-20 meters; possibly other bands - depending on
local and propagation conditions. Two callsigns will be used for this
operation: 4J0SFR - CW mostly (QSL via 4J5T)
4K6AE - PSK31 and RTTY mostly
Updated QSL info will be posted on QRZ.com.
9H25, MALTA (Update to OPDX.1110 - Callsign Change). Members of the Dutch
Society of Radio Amateurs (VRZA Afd. Kagerland )club station (PI4KGL) will
be active as 9H25Y (not 9H25 as first announced) from Qawra between May
20th and June 4th. The VRZA DXpedition Group had been issued the special
callsign 9H25 by the MCA Malta Communications Authority's originally, but
they changed their minds and gave them 9H25Y instead! They were not happy
at all by this! The group also had to change their Web site! Please note
the change: http://members.ziggo.nl/9h25y
A3, TONGA. Just a reminder that Masato "Masa", JA0RQV, 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, 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, visit Masa new Web page at:
CQ DX MARATHON (Announcing Version 13.1 - ADIF to DX Marathon Conversion
Program). John, K9EL, DX Marathon Manager, reports on April 28th: "Today
we are announcing a completely new version of the ADIF to CQ Marathon
Conversion Program written by Jim, AD1C. Version 13.1, which is now
available for download, is a significant enhancement of the previous
ADIF conversion program. Version 13.1 creates a completed DX Marathon
score sheet from your ADIF file no more copy/paste required.
Version 13.1 will only work with the Excel version of the DX Marathon
Score Sheet version 2013.5 or later, so please delete any copies of
earlier score sheets you may have. The latest scoresheet can be down-
Although this new program has been thoroughly tested, there may still
be bugs and we would appreciate hearing about any issues. As always, this
program is a tool to assist you in submitting your DX Marathon score
you must review the final output and the author assumes no responsibility
for any errors or omissions in your submission.
Version 13.1 of the program can be downloaded here:
I wish to recognize the superb efforts by Jim, AD1C, in creating this
excellent DX Marathon tool...... 73, John K9EL DX Marathon Manager"
Join the DXMarathon Group on Yahoo Groups!
CR5, PORTUGAL (Castle Op). Members of the "Clube Radioamadores do Entron-
camento" (CRE) will use the special callsign CR5AT on May 18th from Amieira
do Tejo Castel (WCA reference CT-0086, DCFP reference C-086, DMHP reference
PG-010 and DMP reference 1212 for the Portuguese Castles Award). Operation
will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and Digital modes. Amieira do Tejo
Castel is located in the Province of Portalegre. QSL via CS5CRE.
CRE Web Page: https://sites.google.com/site/radioamadoresentroncamento
CRE FACEBOOK Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cs5cre
DAYTON HAMVENTION NEWS (DX Activities Featured at ARRL EXPO). The ARRL
Letter reports this week: "The ARRL will present a variety of DX activities
as part of the ARRL EXPO -- the ARRL's 'show within a show' at the 2013
Dayton Hamvention, to be held May 17-19th at Hara Arena, near Dayton,
Ohio. Activities will include DXCC card checking and the opportunity to
drop off QSL cards for the ARRL Outgoing QSL Bureau, as well as to apply
for awards, such as the IARU Worked All Continents Award, the IARU Region
3 Operating Award and several awards administered by the Japan Amateur
Radio League. In addition, representatives from the International Amateur
Radio Union and several IARU Member Societies will be on hand within the
EXPO area." For complete details, see:
E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Update/75th FOC Op). Tony, ZL2AGY, who will once
again be active as E51AGY from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) starting May 7th
for about 24 days, announced on May 5th [edited]: "I may be active with
this callsign [E51FOC] during the period May 9-29th, from Matavera,
Rarotonga. This will be a holiday style operation, CW only, running my
K3 barefoot. Note, I am a member of the 'First Class CW Operator's Club',
which is currently celebrating its 75th anniversary during May. A QSO
with an 'FOC' suffixed call will give you extra points for the award
commemorating this event. See <www.g4foc.org> for details. My 'normal'
Cook Islands call is E51AGY, which I may also be using. Hoping to see
you on the bands....73, Tony"
FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. By the time you read this, Al, KZ3AB, aboard the
"MS Paul Gauguin", is expected to activate some of the Polynesian Islands
as a portable set up on 40/20/15/10 meters SSB until May 13th. The islands
mentioned are Moorea (OC-046, DIFO FO-010, WLOTA 0465), Tahiti (OC-046,
DIFO FO-002, WLOTA 0885), Bora Bora (OC-067, DIFO FO-003, WLOTA 0430),
Raiatea (OC-067, DIFO FO-012, WLOTA 1977) and Taha'a (OC-067, DIFO FO-013,
WLOTA 3909). QSL via WA3EOP.
FT5Z, AMSTERDAM ISLAND (Press Release). The following press release was
sent out by Ralph Fedor, K0IR, team leader of the January 2014 Amsterdam
Island (FT5ZM) DXpedition, on May 3rd [edited]: "Since our last Press
release early last month, we have a great deal of news to report.
We have received the callsign FT5ZM. It is a good callsign and we thank
the TAAF for their cooperation. Two new team members have joined the team
of fourteen. They are Neil, VA7DX and Andy, UA3AB. Both men are veterans
of many DXpedtions and add expertise to the list of operators.
Several more sponsors have joined in with their support, Spiderbeam,
Cycle 24 Antennas, and Array Solutions. Array Solutions will be providing
the new OM Power amplifiers for our low band operations.
The team will assemble in Perth, Australia, on January 10/11, 2014.
The DXpedition vessel Braveheart will arrive on January 12th, and loading
of equipment and personal items will begin. The North Coast Radio Group
of Western Australia, along with Alek, VK6APK, will be offering logistical
support to the FT5ZM Amsterdam Island DXpedition Team. The VK6's will
assist in obtaining masts, ground rods, electrical hardware, and some
medical supplies. This will result in a substantial decrease in the bulk
and weight of material that the team has to ship from the U.S. We plan
to depart for the 9 day trip to Amsterdam Island on January 15th.
We are grateful to the growing list of DX Foundations, DX Clubs and
individual DXers who have contributed toward the DXpeditions expenses.
NCDXF, INDEXA, ARRL/Colvin and several European based DX Foundations
have made unusually large commitments. They are aware of the extreme
cost of the venture at over 400,000 USDs. (see our budget on the website.)
However, thus far, we have only raised just over 53% of the money that
we need to complete this DXpedition. As payments on the vessel begin
next month, we must ask the world-wide DX community for their support.
Visit our website at: <www.amsterdamdx.org> and contribute whatever
you can. We need your help.
Thanks... we will update you monthly until departure."
GH3, JERSEY. Members of the Jersey Contest Group from GJ2A contest
station will activate the special callsign GH3IT between May 11-12th.
The GH3IT callsign will be used for pile-up training purposes prior to
major contests. Activity will be on all HF bands, with a focus on the
the lower bands and 30/17/12 meter bands using CW and SSB. Operators
mentioned are Paul/MJ0PMA, Mathieu/MJ0ASP, Phil/GJ4CBQ and Steve/MJ0ULE.
The log will be uploaded promptly to LoTW and Clublog after each operation.
Use the OQRS for direct and Bureau cards (Your QSL is not needed) at:
HC8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. By the time you read this, Daniel, DL5YWM, who
was active as HC3/DL5YWM from Isla Jambeli (SA-034) this past week,
should be active as HC2IWM/8 from Santa Cruz Island (SA-004) in the
Galapagos Island group until May 11th. Activity will be holiday style
on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
HD8, GALAPAGOS ISLAND (A Rare Prefix To Be Activated!). Operators Alex/HD2A
and Alberto/HC2AQ will be active as HD8A from Santa Cruz Islands (SA-004,
WLOTA 1667, WWFF HCFF-004), Galapagos Islands, for 4 days starting May
15th. Activity will be on the HF bands using a TS-590 with an amp into a
TH6 beam and wire antennas. QSL via HD2A, direct only (QRZ.com).
HONDURAN IOTA EXPEDITION. Dan, HM2DMR, plans to activate the following
Honduran IOTA Islands between late May to July (dates depend on Navy
permission: NA-223 Vivorillos (callsign HQ8D), NA-035 Santanilla
(callsign HQ8S) and NA-160 Cochinos (callsign HQ3W). He states, "It's
likely that Cochinos NA-160 will be activated first, around the period
May 28-31st. Callsigns have been requested and currently tentative.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters. For more details and updates, watch:
AS-073. A Web page, with pictures, video and wrap-up of the recent
Malaysian Special Expedition Team's activity as 9M2SE from
Perhentian Besar Island between May 1-3rd, is now available
AF-109. (New IOTA) The DX-World.net reported on Sunday, May 5th:
"FLASH NEWS @ 0830z The SU8N [Nelson's Island] team are
currently QRT due to a broken generator. They plan to return
to the island but no firm time-frame has been set. Update to
EU-009. Operators Pierre/ON7PC and Fred/ON6QR will be active as MM/ON6QR
from Orkney Islands, West Mainland, during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/All-Band/All-Modes/Low-Power entry.
QSL via the home callsign.
EU-010. Paul, M3KBU, will be active as MM3KBU/p from South Uist Island
(IOSA OH03, SCOTIA HI06, WLOTA 2972), Outer Hebrides, between
July 26th and August 2nd. Activivty will include the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via M3KBU, direct only (QRZ.com).
EU-023. Bruno, F4CZU, will be active as 9H3ZU from Gozo Island, Malta,
between May 11-18th. Activity will be on the HF bands, probably
40-10 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-038. Roland, DL1EAL, will be active as PA/DL1EAL from Texel Island
(WLOTA 0043) until May 15th. Activity will be holiday style
on 40-10 meters using 100 watts into vertical antennas. QSL
via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
EU-043. Joakim, SA7BGN, will be active as homecall/p from Krokholmen
Island, an uninhabited island in the Skagerak Sea, between
May 5-8th. Activity will be on 40/20/17 meters on SSB using
a simple wire antenna and 100 watts. QSL via SM5DJZ.
EU-048. Members of the Club Radio Amateurs of Lanester [CRAL] (F6KPQ)
will be active as TM2BI from Belle Ile en Mer Island between
July 24-31st Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB
and the Digital modes. They will also participate in the RSGB
IOTA Contest. Operators mentioned are Michel/F1SRC, Jean-Yves/
F4EHM, Gwena/F4FHZ, Mickael/F4FFZ, David/F4FDA, Jean-François/
F6DZD, Philippe/F6AUP, Chris/F5CBQ and Philippe/F5PHW. QSL
via F6KPQ, direct, by the Bureau and via LoTW. Visit their
Web page at: http://iota.f6kpq.org
EU-107. Members of the Babaow Island Gang will be active as TM0BIG
from Petite Island (DIFM MA055) between 0700z, June 4th and
1300z, June 5th. Operators mentioned are Gil/F4FET, Diego/
F4HAU and SWL Ludo. Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/10 meters.
QSL via F4FET.
EU-172. Noel, OO4O, will be active again as OZ/OO4O from Langeland
Island (WLOTA 0590) between May 19-25th. Activity will be
mainly SSB/CW on the HF bands. QSL via LoTW and the Belgian
SA-060. (Update) 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, ARLHS-278, DFB PA-13,
WLOTA 2855) between July 26-28th. Activity coincides with the
RSGB IOTA Contest weekend. Operations will be on all bands
using CW and SSB. QSL via PY8WW.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (May 6-12th)....
May/06th AN May/09th AN May/11th AN
May/07th AN May/10th AN May/12th 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
KH9, WAKE ISLAND (Press Release). Joe, W8GEX, sent out the following
press release on May 5th [edited]: "Press Release #3 - Wake Atoll
Commemorative DXpedition -- The Wake Atoll commemorative team's operation
at the beginning of October, 2013 is progressing nicely.
The initial phase of the operation, planning, is essentially complete
and the Team has moved into equipment procurement and staging operations.
The equipment will be pre-staged in California and Hawaii prior to trans-
port to Wake. Staging, pre-testing, packing, and shipping under the
direction of Tom, ND2T, and Kimo, KH6U, are major undertakings for DX-
peditions and are essential to assure equipment arriving on-time and
safely on Wake.
Our support Team has been expanded to include these additional Pilot
Stations: Hiroo, JA1WSX (Japan/Asia); Stan, KH6CG (Oceania) and Rich,
KY6R (USA). Additionally, Val, NV9L, has agreed to be the chief pilot
for the operation. As mentioned in the previous release, this support
Team is an essential part of the DXpedition's operation. The information
they gather from the DX communities' feedback during the event, allows
the 'on island team' to adjust their activities to meet changing band
conditions and optimize QSOs worldwide.
Stu, K6TU, will be developing in-depth propagation summaries which will
be posted on our website and Don, N1DG, has been guiding the team on
The Team wants to thank the DX Community, including generous worldwide
Foundations and Clubs, equipment manufacturers and outlets for their
outstanding support of the Wake Commemorative efforts. These DXpeditions
are extremely expensive and could not be accomplished without the support
of the entire DX Community. Please visit the <wake2013.org> website to
view our Sponsors and make your personal donation.
Please check our website often for updates. http://www.wake2013.org/
73, K9W Wake Atoll Management Team"
OA, PERU. DXer and World Traveller Vlad, UA4WHX, is currently active as
OA4/UA4WHX from Peru. His length of stay is unknown at this time. Activity
has been on 30/17/12m RTTY. QSL via details on QRZ.com.
OW75, FAROE ISLANDS (75th FOC Event). Carsten, OY1CT, will be active as
OW75FOC from Faroe Islands during the month of May, to celebrate the 75th
anniversary of the "First Class CW Operators' Club". Activity will be on
the HF bands. QSL via OY1CT.
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For May 5th)
3B8BAE via K5XK HF55O via SP6PAZ RP68TG via RK9DC
5B75FOC via M0URX HF2013MAJ via SP9PDG RZ9ON/0 via UA9OA
9H3XX via DJ2EH HG7T via HA7TM S545DSW via S51DSW
9N7SZ via JA9LSZ HG8C via HA8EK SF3HF via SM3NXS
A25JR via N5JR IA5A via IK2AHB SP0CFF via SP2FAP
AH0J via JA1NVF II9K via IT9HBT SV9/OH1VR via OH1VR
E7/OE1LIC via OE1LIC JD1BLC via JP1IOF TM0SI via F5LOW
EA8/S55OO via S55OO K4D via WB4OMM TM02REF via F5BBD
ED4DOC via EA4DOC LZ110RF via LZ1YE TM57M via F-11734
EH2MEN via EG2MCK LZ125VZ via LZ2KLR TS8TI via IK2DUW
EM2G via UR7GO OA4/UA4WHX via UA4WHX UN/R9DA via R9DA
EM68U via UT4UZA OH0/OI3V via OI3V V6S via JH3AZC
EN1IFF via UR3IQT PH6KING via PD9ND V25PM via KB4GYT
EN68JK via UU4JDD R27UFA via RM8W VP2MRV via JA1HGY
F/DL9SEP/P via DL9SEP R1945HS via RW6HS (d) YE90PK via YB1LZ
GN4FOC via G3SWH RP68FA via RK3FV YN/IK2PFL via IK2PFL
HC2/AL1O via DH1TW RP68KA via RY3D Z320T via DJ0LZ (d)
HC2IWM/8 via DL5YWM RP68MZ via R9AV
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only
75TH FOC SPECIAL EVENT QSL INFO (TNX Lothar, DL1SBF).......
4X75FOC via 4Z4KX HZ1FOC via 7Z1HL PA75FOC via PA5V
5B75FOC via 5B4AGN II0FOC via IK0IXI R75FOC via R6AF
5T1FOC via 5T0JL II6FOC via IK6BAK S575FOC via S57WJ
7Q7FOC via G3MRC II7FOC via I7ALE SW5FOC via G2JL
9J75FOC via G3TEV IS0FOC via IS0AFM TM75FOC via F6HKA
A65FOC via G4BWP K0FOC via W0ZR V3FOC via V31JP
DJ75FOC via DJ5IL K2FOC via WB2YQH VA3FOC via VE3BHZ
DK75FOC via DJ6SI K6FOC via W6IJ VE6FOC via VE6BF
EM75FOC via UU5JZ K7FOC via AC2K VQ975FOC via ND9M
EO75FOC via US9PA KH6FOC via KH6LC W1FOC via K1AJ
GB75FOC via G3SWH KM4FOC via K2SX W2FOC via N2KW
GC4FOC via G3SWH LA5FOC via LA5HE W3FOC via KR3E
GH4FOC via G3SWH LY75FOC via LY2PX W5FOC via K5NA
GN4FOC via G3SWH LZ75FOC via LZ1AF W6FOC via W6CYX
GP4FOC via G3SWH N4FOC via W4CK W9FOC via W9RGB
GS4FOC via G3SWH N8FOC via W8AV WA1FOC via K1SA
GT4FOC via G3SWH OK7FOC via OK1TN WG4FOC via K3TW
For more details about the FOC event, see OPDX.1110 or go to:
NEW QSL MANAGER. Ron, AC7DX, reports that he is now be the QSL manager
for the "Six Stars Contest Station" - LP5D. QSL via AC7DX, direct, by
the Bureau or LoTW. Please see mailing info QRZ.com.
VY0/VE3VID (NA-174) QSL STATUS. David, VE3VID, states, "QSL cards are
being sent out, and he is half way through answering QSL requests that
have arrived". Please hold you E-mail inquiries.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5H1DX, 5U9AMO, D2EB, DU1IST, F6CSR, HA5BSW,
JG7MFN, JH1BED, OX3IO, OZ/PA1H, RA0CHK, S55O, TO2D and ZS8M
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 9M4SLL, EA9/DL2RNS, HD2A, PJ7AA, PT0S, T2TT,
TB4/DJ7RJ, VK3TZ/3, XR0YG, XV1X, XW4XR, ZK3T and ZL9HR
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4L5O, 5X4DEL, 6W/AA1AC, 8P1A, AL9A, CR3E,
CX1AA, E4/OM2DX, EY8/K4ZW, FM5WD, HI3/W1JNZ, HT2N, HZ1DX, IS0/OM3PC,
J79UN, JY4NE, KH2L, KL1V, KL2RD, KL5E, KL7GLL, KL7IWC, NP2L, OX3PG,
P40A, P40M, P41USA, PJ2T, PJ2/K2NV, PJ2/W8QID, PJ2/W9VA, PJ4W, PJ4/W9NJY,
PY0FF, SV9/OM4KK, TF/OM5CD, UK8FF, V85TX, VP5/NE7D, VP5/K9PPY, VQ90JC,
VQ99JC, YB0AZ, YI9AJ, ZF2DF, ZK2V, ZK2X and ZS6TQ
V3, BELIZE. Just a reminder that Bob, K4UUK, will be active as V31RD from
Belize until May 18th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters SSB. QSL via his
home callsign, direct (preferred) or by the Bureau.
V4, ST. KITTS (New Contest Callsign). John, W5JON/V47JA, informs OPDX
that he has a new contest callsign for his vacation home in Calypso Bay,
St. Kitts (NA-104, WW Loc. FK87SG). Look for him to sign V49J during the
contests between July 9th and August 10th. His contest callsign is good
until the end of the year, but he plans to renew it for two more years
when he renews his V47JA and Cathy's, V47HAM for another two years this
November. ALL QSLs go to W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.
XR0, JUAN FERNANDEZ (Update/Press Release) [edited]. "After many months of
careful planning, the XR0ZR team is pleased and proud to announce prepar-
ations for a multi-national Dxpedition to Robinson Crusoe Island in the
Juan Fernandez Archipelago (CE0Z), using the callsign XR0ZR. It is our
privilege to activate this entity during the period November 820th, 2013.
The Juan Fernández Islands (Spanish: Archipiélago Juan Fernández) are
a sparsely inhabited island group reliant on tourism and fishing in the
South Pacific Ocean, situated about 600 kilometers off the coast of Chile,
and is composed of three main volcanic islands; Robinson Crusoe Island,
Alejandro Selkirk Island and Santa Clara Island.
On the Club-Log's most wanted DXCC list, Juan Fernandez, CE0Z ranks as
#35 on the most wanted list for all amateur radio operators, #23 on the
most wanted list for Asia, #27 on the most needed list for CW operations,
and #18 on the most needed list for Digital Operations.
The Team is meeting in Santiago, Chile, and will depart by a chartered
aircraft on November 7th. The Team expects become active on November 8th.
The main goals of this DXpedition are to work every amateur radio operator
who needs Juan Fernandez, (CE0Z) for a new DXCC country. In addition, we
will be active on all bands and modes from 1.8 MHz to 50 MHz with special
attention to be made to accommodate distant stations during periods when
propagation permits. We are planning to have 4 stations running simulta-
neously and hope to make thousand contacts worldwide.
We are kindly seeking Club and Individual Sponsors to help us defray
the costs of carrying out this important Dxpedition.
Our team will consist of the following Operators: Fabri-IW3SQY (Team
Leader), Franco-IZ8GCE, Paolo-IV3DSH, Josep-EA3AKY, Les-SP3DOI, Dino-CE3PG,
We wish everyone good propagation and we hope that you enjoy working
the XR0ZR Team.
Thank you for your assistance in helping make this a world class
DXpedition. You can follow us on:
Website : http://www.juanfernandez2013.com
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/xr0zr/
Twitter : @xr0zr
73 de XR0ZR Team"
YE30, INDONESIA (Special Event). Members of the Organisasi Amateur Radio
Indonesia (ORARI) will be active as YE30P from Merauke between 0000z,
May 15th and 2400z, May 17th. Activity is to celebrate the 30th Anniver-
sary and Provincial Congress of "ORARI Daerah Papua". Operations will be
on all modes (CW/SSB/RTTY) by 2 stations on at the same time. QSL Manager
is YB9WR. All qsl card should be addressed ONLY to: PO BOX 1096, Jakarta
10010 Indonesia (see details on QRZ.com). For more details, see their
Web page at: http://ye30p.wordpress.com
YB8/YE8, INDONESIA (IOTA Op). Operators John/YB5NOF, Anton/YB5QZ Anton
and possibly two others will activate two IOTA islands in Indonesia.
The tentative days, callsigns and IOTAs are as follows:
May 16-19th - Callsign YE8P; Banggai Island (OC-208), located at the
far eastern end of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.
May 22-26th - Callsign YB8P; Togian Island (OC-213), in the Gulf of
Tomini, off the coast of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Watch the IOTA frequencies. QSL Manager will be announced soon.
Z8, SOUTH SUDAN (Mission Goodwill To Juba). Operators Olli/OH0XX and
Martti/OH2BH posted a press release/update on May 3rd, about their
operations in Juba on QRZ.com at: http://www.qrz.com/db/Z81X
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