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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1119

SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1119
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1119

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1119
BID: $OPDX.1119
July 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, W2GB, WU2D, NG3K & ADXO,
W3UR & The Daily DX, K4SV, K4ZW, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4OTN/3, K6VVA, KH6BZF,
K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W8XD, W9ILY, 2E1EUB, AT International, DK8JB
& The DX News Letter, DL1MGB, DL1SBF, DL3UB,, DX-World.Net,
ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3RWF, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425
DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK8YFU, LY4Q, ON4EI, ON5NT, OZ6OM & 50
MHz DX News, PD1SA, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia
Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE7DP, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YF1AR for
the following DX information.

*** SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR (By KB8NW): It is highly unlikely that there
will be a bulletin next week due to personal and family commitments.
However, this does not include special announcements or bulletins, but
please keep sending your DX information. You never no what I may do...
73 de Tedd KB8NW

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 30th-June, through Sunday, 7th-July there were 214
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G,
9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9,
CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8,
EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP,
FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK,
HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4,
KH0, KH2, KH6, 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, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL,
TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E,
VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN,
YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, 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).

2M, SCOTLAND (Satellite/Low Band Op). Paul, 2E1EUB, will once again be
active as 2M1EUB for 14 days beginning August 5th. He will be driving
around Scotland for anyone looking for new grids or grids they have not
worked yet. Activity will be on 160m, 80m, and the satellites (mostly
AO-7 B/A mode), as well as 2m SSB. He does accept E-mails and will arrange
skeds to work him at <>. Check out under 2M1EUB
for more info and updates.

60M ANNIVERSARY (Can You Believe It?). It was brought to our attention
by the "60m News" that July 4th, is the 10th anniversary of 60 meters
becoming available to U.S amateurs. {ed. Boy does time fly!}

6V, SENEGAL (Reminder). Vladimir "Vlad", RK4FF, will once again be active
as 6V7S from Le Calao in Ngaparou between July 10-16th. Activity will
probably be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He is
scheduled to be here one more time this year: October 22nd-November
27th. QSL via RK4FF. Log is available on ClubLog. Check out
for some pictures.

9H, MALTA. Nakanishi, JJ2NYT, will be active as 9H1N from Malta between
August 2-5th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW
and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

AT20, INDIA (Special Event). Arasu, VU2UR, will be active as AT20RRC
from Bangalore during the month of July. Activity is to celebrate 20th
anniversary of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC). Operations will be on
the HF bands. QSL "ONLY" via eQSL (NOT via VU2UR).

CE0X, SAN FELIX (Update). Mike, WU2D, informed OPDX this past week: "If
I actually get permission and time, I will attempt to activate CE0X/WU2D.
I likely will start calling then filter by districts and zones and will
be on 14.185 or 190 TX and listening up 5 to start. I also want to try
CW on 30M since Chile just opened that up and it will be a first for San
Felix. Realistically, I cannot see that I will be operational until
Wed-Thursday the July 12-13th.... 73's Mike"

CR2, AZORES (LH Op!). Operators Leonel/CU3EJ, Antonio/CU8AS, Siggi/DL2HYH,
Willy/HB9AHL and Hermann/HB9CRV/CT3FN will activate the lighthouse for
the first time on Formigas Island (EU-003, WLOTA LH-4293, ARLHS AZO-001
and WWFF/DPRN CTFF-039) as CR2F between July 30-31st. QSL via HB9CRV,
direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. For updates, watch:

D2, ANGOLA. João, CT2HPM, is now active as D2CT from Luanda until July
26th. Activity will be 20-10 meters using mostly PSK31 and RTTY. QSL
via his home callsign.

EI, IRELAND. Olivier, ON4EI, will once again be active as EI8GQB and EI1A
between July 7-31st. He plans to operate from his caravan using green
energy. Olivier will activate the EI1A callsign during:
- The IARU HF Worldchampionship Contest July 13-14th
- The CQ WW VHF Contest July 20-21st (on 50 MHz only)
- The RSGB IOTA Contest July 27-28th.
His objective is to enjoy radio, run the contest with green energy only
and score among the "TOP 10" world stations in the SOABLP category. You
can follow his activities and antenna experimentation on:
This is a very interesting page. There you will find a live
information banner with on air frequencies and information. His equipment
will consist of:
18m top loaded vertical monopole for 160-80m-40m bands + 32 radials.
3 elements East-West directional inverted V beam for 40m band.
200m long beverage RX antenna East-West directional.
2 Spiderbeam antennas for 20/15/10m bands.
Rigs are Elecraft K3+P3 & Kenwood TS2000 100W.
500Ah battery bank + 180W solar panel and 400W wind generator.
Also, live video streaming will be provided on:
QSL via PA3249, direct or by the Bureau.

ET, ETHIOPIA. Ken, K4ZW, will once again be back in Addis Ababa between
July 12-19th. He plans to operate from ET3AA, the Ethiopian Amateur Radio
Society (EARS) club station. He mentions to OPDX that most of his time
will be spent on CW, but is going to try and be active on RTTY as well.
Ken also states to look for ET3AA HQ station during the IARU HF World
Championship (July 13-14th). QSLs go to N2OO. In fact, Bob is handling
QSLs now for ET3AA, but he doesn't have all of the logs. There is a
chart on the ET3AA Web page that lists the logs he does have.

FO/A & FO/M, AUSTRAL AND MARQUESAS ISLANDS. By the time you read this,
Vadym, UT6UD (ex-A35UD and S21XV), will be active as FO/UT6UD from the
Hiva Oa Island (OC-027), Marquesas Island, until 1500z, July 13th. He
will then move onto Rurutu Island (OC-050), Austral Island. Vadym plans
to be there between 0400z, July 15th and 1600z, July 22nd. Activity will
be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. His equipment is a TS-590 and
verticals. QSL via UT6UD, direct or by the Bureau.

FS, ST. MARTIN (Reminder). Operators YL Kjerstin/AF6KJ and Travis/AF6WU
will be finishing up their activity as PJ7/homecall from Sint Maarten
(NA-105, WLOTA 0711) on July 9th, and then move onto St. Martin (NA-105,
WLOTA 0383) to be active as FS/homecall between July 10-14th. Activity
will be on multi-bands and multi-modes on HF according to the best
available propagation. QSL both callsigns via AF6WU, direct or by the
Bureau. Also eQSL, LoTW and Clublog. For direct QSLs, U.S. stations send
1 US stamp, 33 cents does it. DX stations send 1 USD or 1 IRC. Don't send
him a standard envelope, the card is large, 4" x 5.25", and it won't fit.

FS, ST. MARTIN. Operators Randy/N0TG, Ron/AA4VK and Jeff/N1SNB will
be active as FS/homecall from St. Martin (NA-105, WLOTA 0383) between
October 24-31st. Activity will probably be like their PJ7 operation -
a suitcase operation on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB, with wire antennas
and 100 watts. The trio will be active as FS/N1SNB during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 26-27th). QSL "ALL" callsigns via AA4VK.

HC, ECUADOR. Mauro, IZ1DPS will be active as HC/IZ1DPS from Ecuador
between now and January 12th, 2014. Activity will be on the HF bands.
QSL via IK2DUW, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. NO eQSL.

II8, ITALY (LH Op!). Members of the Calabria DX Team and ARI Villa S.
Giovanni will be active as II8LH on July 13th, from the Punta Peaao
Lighthouse (WAIL CL-007, ARLHS ITA-139). QSL via the Bureau to HB9FHZ
(USKA Bureau). QSL via IK8YFU direct. E-QSL Authenticity is guaranteed.
Also LoTW. For more info, see:

IOTA ACTIVATIONS. Eric, W4OTN/3, informs OPDX that he is currently
planning on two IOTA DXpeditions: Smith Island (NA-140) and Hatteras
(Pea) Island (NA-067). The DXpedition to Smith Island is up in the air
due to him having to sail there, but the latter to Hatteras Island will
definitely happen unless there is some hurricane that forces him to stay
home. His plan is as follows:
NA-140 - Smith Island is a small island in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay.
Available only by boat, he will be sailing there to operate
from the marina using shore-based antennas and transceivers.
Eric will provide an update as it gets closer to the time to
make his way south. Operation will be over the last weekend
in July 2013 for the annual RSGB IOTA Contest. Activity will
most likely be 40-10 meters SSB. He may be able to do some
CW, depending on how much practice he get before then.

NA-067. Eric will be on vacation between August 4-10th on Hatteras
Island. Operating will be vacation-style and he will try to
be available on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. Eric knows this
island group has been well represented in the past so he does
not expect many pileups, but maybe he can work some rare ones

QSL via LoTW, direct (w/SASE OR SAE and 1 IRC), or SKCC or the ARRL
Bureau. Eric will update everyone on his Web page as time gets closer for

IOTA ACTIVITY BY K6VVA (NA-004/NA-050/NA-172). Rick, K6VVA, sent out the
following info on June 30th [edited]: "The decision was just made about
NA-172, NA-004 and NA-050.
Look at the NOAA Forecast graph at <>.
Our planned dates for NA-172 were July 17-20th. NA-172 will unfortunately
NOT happen this year - the "handwriting is on the wall". ;-(
A new 'Game Plan' for next year (2014) will involve new advance arrange-
ments for a potentially MUCH longer stay on the mainland to wait out any
solar issues. This will also be a more costly activation due to added
'Polar Bear Guard' protection cautionary measures including paying for
the boat to remain at the Island with us in the event of a need for a
QRQ Exit. 'Safety First' is the highest priority for Mike/K9AJ and myself.
There are a lot of costly logistical matters to be rescheduled involving
the NA-172 activation.
That's the situation. Ditto for NA-004. However, I will still make a
THIRD attempt at NA-050 myself which is more 'turnkey' to accomplish,
and not as much $$$ loss risk if solar condx take a dump on the way
there, upon arrival or during the activation. ;-(
Stay tuned for more details, and check <>
for any updates.
FYI & 73,..... Rick, K 6 V V A * The Locust"
UPDATE FROM RICK: Rick was going to try to activate NA-050 this past
weekend, but he had to postpone -- "Due to increased unexpected solar
disturbances, Auroral Oval, potential NA-050 fog and now the likelihood
of departure delays and missed connections due to the re-routing of many
plane flights down to the San Jose Airport resulting from the unfortunate
plane crash at nearby SFO airport, this trip is being (postponed) again."
Read the complete news release at:

IOTA NEWS..............
AF-046. Operators Nicola/CR9ABE, Jenny/CR9ABG, Xavier/CS9ABC and
Ricardo/CT3KN will be active as CQ9D from Medeira Natural
Park on Desertas Island between July 26-29th. Activity will
be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. They will have a very
modest setup (low power and verticals antennas). They also
will participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th).
QSL via LoTW or direct to CT3KN.

AS-066. Vladimir, UA0LCZ, will be active as RI0NZ from Popov Island
between July 22-29th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW.
He will also be an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
27-28th). QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

AS-137. Members of the Nanjing Amateur Radio Club (NJARC) will be active
as BA4WL/5 from Liuheng Island, in the Zhoushan Archipelago
Group, Zhejiang Province, China, during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 27-28th). Operators mentioned are XU/BA8IK, Jiang/BD4WO,
Yang/BD4WN, He/BH4RQU, BH4RJP, Chen/BH4RWX, Yu/BH4RZI and
Liu/BD4WS. QSL direct only to BD4WO (2 USDs or 2 new IRCs).

EU-011. Members of the Cray Valley Radio Society team will once again
activate St. Mary's Island in the Isles of Scilly during the
IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as Multi-Op/Mixed-Mode/24HRS/High-
Power entry. The team is usually there before the contest. In
the past the team has operated on all HF bands prior to the
contest using their callsigns/P. During the contest they will
be active as M8C and after until they leave the Islands under
their own callsigns. QSL via G4DFI, the QSL Manager of M8C and
the Club callsign. Operators mentioned this year are Nobby/
G0VJG, Richard/G7GLW, Ian/M0UAT, Guy/G0UKN, Garo/G0PZA and

EU-016. Operators Nicolò/IZ6TSA, Italo/IK6JNH and Andrea/IK6VXO will
be active as 9A8DV from Drvenik Veli Island (IOCA-017) during
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry.

EU-038. Operators Berend/PA3FAL, Peter/PE1PKR and Eric/PE3V will be
active as PE3V/p from Ameland Island during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/IOTA-DXpedition/24HRS/
Low-Power entry. QSL via PE3V.

EU-049. Tony, PY2DY, will be active as SY8APQ from Lesvos Island until
July 31st. Activity will be on 20/15 meters. QSL via PY2DY
direct or LoTW. (NO eQSL and NO Bureau)

EU-049. Isidoros, SV8GXQ, will be active with the special callsign
SX8HOMER from Chios Island (GIOTA NAS-002) starting July 30th,
for 15 days. Activity is to honor "Homer's" contribution to
the "Greek Culture and History". Activity will be on the HF
bands. QSL via his home callsign direct only.

EU-057. Joachim, DL5KUD, will once gain be active from Ruegen Island
(O-07 for the German Islands Award) during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW/Low-Power entry. QSL via DL5KUD.
by the Bureau or OQRS.

EU-128. Francois, ON4LO, will be active as DL/ON4LO/p from Fehmarn
Island (DID O-01, WLOTA 0637) between July 14-25th. Activity
will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via his home
callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-135. Anders, SM5EFX, will once again be active as SF2X/p from Ledskar
Island (WLOTA 0291) between now and July 31st. Activity will
be on all HF bands and modes. His main focus will be an entry
in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July27-28th). QSL via SM5EFX, direct
or by the Bureau.

EU-146. Operator Ron, ON6CQ, will once again be active as PA/ON6CQ
from Schouwen Duiveland, Netherlands, during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Mode-SSB/24HRS/High-Power
entry. QSL via ON6CQ, by the Bureau (preferred), direct or LoTW.

EU-175. Nuno, CT1EEK, will be active as CR5R from Pico Island, Azores,
between July 30th and August 5th. Activity will be holiday
style on 20-10 meters, possibly 80/40 meters, using a TS-570
running 100 watts into a dipole or vertical. QSL via CT1EEK.

NA-059. Tim, NL8F, will be active as KL7RRC from Fox Islands throughout
July, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Russian Robinson
Club (RRC). QSL via N7RO and UA9OBA. RRC's Expeditions QSL
Manager, Eugene, RZ3EC, will have a copy of the log to help
with earning credit for the anniversary's diploma.

NA-181. Operators Klaus/VE7KDU and Frank/VE7DP will make another attempt
to activate the Estevan Islands some time during July 11-15th.
The operation will actually take place from Barnard Island; it
is located about 80 miles west/southwest of the nearest
accessible town. Reaching their destination will depend on
the local weather and sea conditions. The plan is for a minimum
48-hour operation, activity on 30-15 meters using CW and SSB.
QSL via their home callsign, by the Bureau or direct. ADDED
NOTE: A brief activity (less than 24 hours) from one of the
qualifying islands in the NA-061 group is also possible,
immediately before or after NA-181 operation.

OC-158. (Special Event) By the time you read this, Ralph, H44RK, is
expected to be active with the special callsign H44IND from
Nggela Sule, Florida Islands. The special callsign is being
used to celebrate the Solomon Island's 35th anniversary
of independence. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB.
QSL via NR6M.

OC-166. Adhi, YB3MM, will be active as YB3MM/7 from Derawan Island
between July 26-28th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via IZ8CCW, direct or via the
OQRS. Log will be on ClubLog.

OC-237. Budi, YF1AR, will be active as YF1AR/3 from the Sembilangan
Lighthouse (ARLHS IDO-076, Admiralty K1158.2, NGA 23624), on
Madura Island between July 25-29th. Activity will be on 40-10
meters using mainly SSB but with some CW and Digital modes.
His operation also includes an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Equip-
ment is a Yaesu FT-450 with 100w into a 3 element yagi and
full size GP. QSL via N2OO. Log will be on ClubLog. For more
details and updates, see:

OC-255. Craig, VK5CE, will be active as VK5CE/4 from the totally
uninhabited and very rare Red Island between October 16-21st.
If like his Flinders Island operation, Craig's activities will
be on 80-10 meters, with most of the operations being on
40/20/15m, using SSB and PSK. QSL via his home callsign.
For more details and updates, watch Craig's Blog page at:

J3, GRENADA. Operators Clarence/WX7E and Ron/WJ7R are planning to be
active from Grenada (NA-024, WLOTA 0718) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW. Dates of stay,
callsign(s) and activities outside of the contest were not announced yet.

Jul/08th AN Jul/11th AN Jul/13th AN
Jul/09th AN Jul/12th AN Jul/14th AN
Jul/10th AN

----------------- ------ -------- ------
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

LDXG IS BORN (Press Release). Chris, DL1MGB, sent out the following on
July 4th [edited]: "During the 2013 Ham Radio Exhibition in Friedrichshafen
the foundation of the Lagunaria DX Group (LDXG) was announced. Several
operators founded together in 2007 when carrying out the VK9DNX DXpedition
to Norfolk Island. The group also went to VK9DWX (Willis Island 2008) and
ZL8X (Kermadec Islands 2010). And it was the technical and operational
brains behind the radio operations of the TX5K Cordell-DXpedition to
Clipperton Island in spring of 2013.
The intention of the group is not to support other DXpeditions rather
than to carry out its own ones. Besides having fun and going on DXpeditions
as the main goals, the Lagunaria DX Group also supports international
understanding, shares technical ideas with others and makes use of high
and bullet-proof technical standards.
The group members (DJ5IW, DJ7EO, DJ9RR, DL1MGB, DL3DXX, DL5CW, DL5LYM,
DL6FBL, DL8OH, DL8WPX and SP5XVY) are not only all known from a lot of
DXpeditions in the past, but also as passionate contesters of the Bavarian
Contest Club (BCC).
After several discussions in Friedrichshafen the group already started
with planning a new one. More information about this will be available
Please have a look at the homepage of the Lagunaria DX Group
<> to learn more about the group and its
history and their DXpeditions."

LY80, LITHUANIA (Special Event). Look for the following stations to be
active through July 31st. Lithuanian and Polish hams will operate special
event stations to mark the 80th anniversary of the Lithuanian pilots Darius
and Girenas flight across Atlantic Ocean. See the following URLs for more
The LRMD (Lithuanian Amateur Radio Society) will issue a special pennant
to those operators and SWLs who fulfill the following conditions:
— EU stations 10 different special event LY80 and 5 different special
event SN80 stations (also HF80LOT, 3Z80LOT) stations. Total 15 QSOs
with different special events stations.
— DX stations 5 different special event LY80 and 3 different special
event SN80 stations (also HF80LOT, 3Z80LOT) stations. Total 8 QSOs
with different special events stations.

Lithuanian stations mentioned are:
LY80DG (via LY1RMD) LY80L (via LY5A) LY80U (via LY5O)
LY80B (via LY3Q) LY80M (via LY2MM) LY80X (via LY3X)
LY80E (via LY3NX) LY80N (via LY2KM) LY80Y (via LY3BY)
LY80G (via LY2GV) LY80Q (via LY4Q) LY80Z (via LY8O)
LY80H (via LY1H) LY80S (via LY4TB)
LY80K (via LY1K) LY80T (via LY2QT)

Polish stations mentioned are:

More information about Polish hams activities to mark this event,

NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Yuriy, N2TTA, will once again be active from
here, but as NP2P during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a
Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.

OX, GREENLAND. Operators Pat/N2IEN, Ray/W2RE and Lee/WW2DX will be active
as OX/homecall from Narsarsuaq between July 11-15th. Activity will be on
40-6 meters using CW and SSB. They plan to use verticals. QSL via their
home callsigns. Also, look for them to participate in the IARU HF World
Championships (July 13-14th) as OX2DX. QSL via LoTW.

OY, FAROE ISLAND (Update). Ulf, DL3UB, will be active as OY/DL3UB from the
Faroe Islands between July 29th and August 9th. Activity will be holiday
style on 40-10 meters on CW, but with a focus on the 30/17/12 meter bands.
QSL via this home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

PJ4, BONAIRE. Frank, PH2M, will be active as PJ4M from Kralendijk,
Bonaire (SA-006), between September 13-26th. Activity will be on the
HF bands. QSL via his home callsign (only the 2013 operation), preferred
by the Bureau or direct.

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For July 4th)
3Z3P via SQ9PPO HB0/OE6ETF/P via OE6ETF LY80Z via LY8O
3Z80LOT via SP1KRF HB0/OE9HRV/P via OE9HRV LZ1722SN via LZ1KCP
5C5C via 6K5YPD HB0/PA2HW via PA2HW LZ20RRC via RZ3EC
9A282AA via 9A2AA HB0/PD1RP via PD1RP MX0EPC via LZ3HI
9A283B via 9A1AA HF19BSC via SQ6DGB OH0/DK2OO via DK2OO
9A283KS via 9A3KS HF80LOT via SP1PMY OK/SQ9SHR/P via SQ9SHR
9H3TI via DL2AAZ J49C via SV9COL OL1150CM via OK2KYD
DU1/JA3FJE via JA3FJE LY80B via LY3Q OZ30EU via OZ8IE
EA8/DL3GCS via EA8/DL3GCS LY80E via LY3NX PA6XX via PF0R
EI/G7RAU/P via G7RAU LY80G via LY2GV R400T via RA3UAG
EN1025UB via UR5UB LY80H via LY1H R44WFF via RA3AKF
EO73U via UT7UU LY80K via LY1K RU27LU via UA4L
ER/KL1A via RW3AH (d) LY80L via LY5A SG0U via SM3CXS
GB4AFD via (B) LY80M via LY2MM SJ3SOP via SA3BYC
HB0/4Z5LA via 4Z5LA LY80N via LY4Q SN100ZHPZ via SP9PGM
HB0/DL8CX via DL8CX LY80S via LY4TB SN80JJY via SP1JJY
HB0/F8CZI/P via F8CZI LY80U via LY5O TK/F6BVA via F6BVA
HB0/OE5HCE/P via OE5HCE LY80X via LY3X UE10RFF via RG5G
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only

OLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone
to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 11100 old
QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site contains:
- The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2004 to 2011) with more than
300 QSLs
- At least one card for each 60 deleted DXCC countries (more than
1500+ QSLs)
- Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more
than 3900+ QSLs)
- Album for stations from North Africa 1945-1962 (400+ QSLs)
- More than 850 QSLs from the Antarctic bases.
- Nearly 270 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques
- More than 300 QSLs for the rare French Pacific Islands such as
FK/C, FO/C, FO/A, FO/M, FO/C and FW
- Nearly 100 cards from Eparses Islands such as FR/B/E/G/J/T
- The FG, FM, FP, FS, FY stations from 1945 to 1970
- More than 1500 cards for the old timer with more than 130 countries
before 1945.
- Cards from the French Department before 1945.
- At least one card from each of the states in the U.S. before 1945.
The URL address for the Web site is:
Some cards are still needed for the collection, and your particip-
ation is welcome. Please visit their site and give them your comments
by sending an E-mail to:
SPECIAL NOTE: A new album with more than 250 cards for ITU commemor-
ative station is online and you can visit at this address:
PLEASE NOTE (Especially for USA and Brazil): During the year 1974
and 1975, a large number of 'ITU' stations were active and you can find
on the web pages a list of QSLs needed. Your help is STRONGLY needed
as usual.

QSL CORRECTION. Please note for the coming 9X0XA and 9X0NH during the
upcoming CQWW DX CW Contest, the QSL info is as follows: QSL 9X0XA via
G3SWH and 9X0NH via G3RWF (not G3SWH).


and ZD7VC

P4/DF7ZS, P40Z, PJ2/DL8OBQ, S79A, S79NEN, ST0R, T70A and V55V

SW9, CRETE. Gordon, MM0GOR, will be active as SW9GG from Crete Island
(EU-015) between July 23-30th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 27-28th). QSL via his home callsign to the RSGB Bureau.

TO7, REUNION ISLAND (Early Announcement). Members from the F6KOP Radio
Club team will be active as TO7CC from Reunion Island (AF-016) between
February 5-17th, 2014. Activity will be on all bands and modes, with an
emphasis on the lower bands and RTTY. More details will be forthcoming.

TK9, CORSICA. Sebastian, IK2WZM, will be active as TK9ZM from Corsica
Island between September 2-8th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF
bands. QSL via his home callsign. For more details and updates, watch:

VP2E, ANGUILLA. Don, W5SQK, will be active as VP2EAF from Meads Bay,
Anguilla (NA-022), between July 8-16th. He states that this is a fixed
operation from the hotel room and portable from the beach using a buddipole.
Log will be uploaded to LoTW when he returns home. QSL via his home
callsign W5SQK.

and Contest Convention is the South East's largest and best attended ham
radio event for 9 years running. Located at the MainStay Suites in Pigeon
Forge, Tennessee, September 27-28th. A full schedule of popular presenters
speak on DX and Contest subjects throughout the main convention with prize
drawings between presenters, drinks and snacks included. Equipment manufac-
turers are on hand to demonstrate new products and answer your equipment
questions face to face. A banquet rounds out the day where the grand prizes
are drawn.
The Ten Tec Hamfest is Saturday 28th starting before the convention. Both
hamfest and convention can be attended on Saturday.
A full range of shopping for the family is located nearby along with
water parks, go cart tracks and Dollywood for the kids. Bring the family
for a wonderful weekend full of Fun.
Check out the WEB site for more details, filling fast, book early
<>...... Thanks in advance,
73 de Dave Anderson, K4SV"

YB, INDONESIA. Bert, PD1SA, will be active as YB1/PD1SA from Indonesia
between August 30th and September 28th. Activity will be mostly on 20
meters SSB, but he tells OPDX that he may also be on 80 and 40 meters.
He will use a Yaesu FT-857 into a "fine wire antenna". QSL via his home
callsign. ADDED NOTE: Bert informs OPDX that he will also be back in
Indonesia next year (2014), possibly March or April for 2 months.

Z80, SOUTH SUDAN. Operators Massimo/Z81B and Diya/Z81D will be using the
special callsign Z80ID for one day on July 9th, to celebrate South Sudan's
"Independence Day". Activity will be on all HF bands, depending on open
propagtion, using SSB. QSL via OM3JW.

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President of the "Northern Ohio DX Association" (NODXA)
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