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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1120

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1120
BID: $OPDX.1120
July 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, ARRL Web Page and Letter, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW,
W2GB, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4XP, K6VVA, KH6BZF,
N6PSE, W6SZN, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, WB8YJF, W9ILY, 5B4MF, 9M6DXX,
AT International, CT2HPM, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1MGB, DL1SBF,, DX-World.Net, E21EIC, E77E, ES1CW, F4FVI, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les
Nouvelles DX, G3SWH, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News,
News, PA3GEO, PA8AD, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia
Weekly, UT5UY, VA3RJ & ICPO, VK3MEG, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), YO5OHO
ZS6RJ for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 14th-July, through Sunday, 21st-July there were 208
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S,
4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H,
9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C9, CE,
CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9,
EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, G,
GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR,
HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J8, 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, OK, OM, ON,
OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PY0F, PZ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU,
SV, SV5, SV9, T33, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA,
UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP8,
VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3,
ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS

* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
First Worry Later" (WFWL).

3DA0, SWAZILAND. Roger, ZS6RJ, informs OPDX that there will be a 3DA0ET
DXpedition to Swaziland taking place between November 18-27th. He mentions
that the team will be finalized sometime next month after everyone over
on the EU side is back from their holidays. This will include their roles
etc... along with the Web site and QSL information. Roger did provide
the aims of the DXpedition, which are:
* To participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a
Multi-2 category contestant.
* To give as many folk as possible a new entity or band/mode slot,
providing CW, RTTY and SSB.
* To address the often-neglected need for digital modes via a full
time dedicated RTTY/PSK station running from the start for the
entire duration of the DXpedition.
* To operate 160 meters through 6 meters.
* Equipment:
Rigs - 2X Kenwood TS-590's, 1X Yaesu FTDX3000D, & 1 or 2X Elecraft K3's
Linears - 4X Expert (3X 1K and 1X 2K FA's) linear amplifiers,
sponsored by Expert Amps USA
Antennas - 3X KIO Hexagonal Beams, 1X 75 foot vertical for 160, 80
and 40 meters TX, 1X 2 element 30 meter wire beam,
1X 160/80 meter RX antenna with preamp.
* QSL Policy/Website/Log:
- They will be announcing a Web site address shortly.
- They will be using ClubLog for band-slot chasers and for
online log checking.
- They will be updating both Clublog and LoTW a couple of times
each day during the operation.
- They will be providing QSL cards via both Bureau and direct.
Any queries can be directed to Roger, ZS6RJ.

9G, GHANA. Jeff, W7JVN/9G5AC, reports on [edited]: "My wife Beverly
(WB7NLY) and I have been called to a church mission in Ghana, Africa. I
thought it would be nice to be on a DXpedition here so I brought my Yaesu
FT 857 radio with me and have set up a humble little station at my house.
I have a 20 meter inverted V dipole antenna mounted on a 30 foot bamboo
pole. The natives here use these poles to mount a small UHF TV antenna
on. Every house has a bamboo pole antenna. Some are longer than the one
I found, but I thought I was very lucky to find that one. I use a 12 volt
battery off my generator for power for the radio. Who needs power in the
house as long as the radio will work? I will get on 20 and 15 meters SSB
whenever I get a chance and when the bands are open here. With the antenna
I have and only 100 watts, I don't think I will have a big signal out of
Ghana but I have made several contacts so far with good reports. I will
be in Asamankese, Ghana (which is in the bush), for about 16 months. Date
of this post is July, 2013. I am looking forward to working as many
stations as possible, and I hope you are one of them.... 73 Jeff 9G5AC"

9H, MALTA (Correction). Nakanishi, JJ2NYT, will be active as 9H3N (not
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.

9H, MALTA. Emma, M6JDH, will be active as 9H3EH from Mellehia between
July 22nd and August 28th. No other details were provided.

9M4, WEST MALAYSIA (LH Op!). Members of the Melaka DX Team will be active
as 9M4LHU from the Pulau Undan LightHouse on Undan Island (AS-097) some-
time in August (around the ILLW event). QSL via 9M2ESM direct. Look for
more details to be forthcoming.

9M8, EAST MALAYSIA. Steve, 9M6DXX, will once again be active as 9M8Z from
Sarawak (OC-088) between July 24-29th. Activity will include the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/SSB-Mode/High-Power/
24HRS entry. QSL via M0URX, OQRS <>,
or via the RSGB Bureau.
Logs will be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible after the operation.

A2, BOTSWANA. After a very successful 7P8D DXpedition to Lesotho in 2012,
Donovan, ZS2DL, will lead a team of operators in April of 2014 to Botswana
and be active as A22D (license was just issued on July 8th). Activity will
be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Botswana is high on the wanted
lists for both CW and RTTY. They are looking for CW operators and sponsors
for this operation. QSL via ZS2DL direct. Log will be posted on ClubLog,
so a OQRS will be available. Look for QSOs to be uploaded to LoTW about
6 months after the DXpedition. Look for more details to be forthcoming.
Also, watch the Web site at:

AH0/KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Operators Kuny/W1FPU (7L1FPU) and his 13 year
old son Yoshiki/JF1UCV are now active as AH0BT and KH0UA from the Mariana
Islands until July 26th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters including the
WARC bands. QSL routes are AH0BT via 7L1FPU (Bureau/direct) and KH0UA
via JF1UCV (direct only).

C82, MOZAMBIQUE (Press Release #3). The following was sent out on July
16th [edited]: "This has been a busy month for the C82DX team. With only
90 days before we are QRV we have filled the remaining operating positions
and added several individuals to our off site support team. Joining us
are such well known DXers as Bill/K1MM, Bruce/W6OSP, Charlie/NF4A and
Wild Bill/N2WB. Our South African contingent now includes Pierre/ZS6PJH
Chairman of the Pretoria ARC.
We now have secured the vehicles and trailers that will take us overland
from Pretoria to Xai Xai, Mozambique. South African members of our team
have traveled to Xai Xai to map the operating site and make a deposit on
our rented compound. Coax, laptops, and extra linears have been sourced.
In addition to our team license, our team members have all received
personalized C92 callsigns.
Low Band operations remain the primary objective and we have secured
both Titanex and Battle Creek Special verticals. We have also obtained
the sponsorship of Array Solutions with one of their new shared apex loop
array RX systems and W3YY FSK/CW interfaces. They join ICOM (our main
equipment supplier with IC7600s) and SteppIR (CrankIRs) as our major
donors to our DXpedition.
During the day we will operate all HF bands including 6 meters. Our
website has been expanded by our webmaster, K6MM. If you haven't been
there lately, please visit, <>, where you can learn more
about our plans.
Tom, N4XP and Don, N1DG -- DXpedition Co-leaders"

CE0X, SAN FELIX (Update). A few sources are reporting that Mike, WU2D,
was on San Felix and had his radio equipment with him. However, the
Armada (Chilean Navy on the island) would not let him operate. Last
heard, Mike is back on the mainland. No details if he will try to
return to San Felix again.

COLVIN AWARD GRANTS ANNOUNCED. The ARRL has announced that they have made
Colvin Award grants <> to help
support three upcoming DXpeditions. Recipients are the K9W Wake Atoll,
T33A Banaba Island, and FT5ZM Amsterdam Island DXpeditions. The K9W
DXpedition is scheduled for September-October 2013, the T33A DXpedition
for November 2013 and the FT5ZM DXpedition for January-February 2014.

D2, ANGOLA (Update). João, CT2HPM, is now active as D2CT from Luanda
until July 26th. Activity will be 20/17/15/12/10 meters using mostly
PSK31 and RTTY. His equipment is a Kenwood TS-480SAT into a EzWire
antenna. QSL via CT2HPM.

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Fabio, IZ0YIV, will be active as E51YIV from the
following islands between October 9-17th. His tentative schedule is:
October 9-13th - Rarotonga Island (OC-013)
October 13-17th - Aitutaki Island (OC-083)
Activity will be holiday style, possibly on 20/17/15m (he has not yet
decided), using SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY, PSK, JT65 and JT9 mainly).
QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or via eQSL or LoTW.

FOR NEW ETHIOPIAN AMATEURS -- Ethiopia came back on the air May 30, 2011,
with the re-opening of the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society station ET3AA.
To support the reestablishment of amateur radio in Ethiopia, the Yasme
Foundation made a grant to pay for the fees associated with the license
examination for 25 club members. Many were successful but under Ethiopian
regulations could not receive a license without proof of ownership of an
amateur radio station.
To further support amateur radio in Ethiopia, the Board of Directors is
pleased to announce that it has made an additional grant to be used to
purchase amateur radio transceivers for three club members so that they
can satisfy the requirements of the Ethiopian licensing process. The
Board acknowledges with appreciation the substantial efforts of Ken
Claerbout, K4ZW, in facilitating the acquisition of the equipment and
mentoring the EARS members, as shown here with club member Adula at the
microphone during the 2013 IARU HF Championship contest.
The Yasme Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to conduct
scientific and educational projects related to Amateur Radio, including
DXing (long distance communication) and the introduction and promotion
of Amateur Radio in developing countries. For additional information
about The Yasme Foundation, visit our website at <>.

Ward Silver, N0AX, President The Yasme Foundation

Board of Directors: Ward Silver, N0AX, Director and President
Fred Laun, K3ZO, Director and Vice-President
Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Director and Treasurer
Kip Edwards, W6SZN, Director and Secretary
Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director
Mac McHenry, W6BSY, Director
Robert Vallio, W6RGG, Director"

GB75, ENGLAND (Special Event). Look for special event station GB75RH to
be active from the International Scout and Guide (Girl Scout) Camp in
the Walesby Forest Scout Activity Centre, 21 miles (34 km) NNE of the
City of Nottingham and located in the legendary Sherwood Forest, between
July 26th and August 3rd. Activity is to celebrate the 75th anniversary
of the sites acquisition by the City of Nottingham Scouts. Amateur Radio
has long since featured in these camps which are usually held every 4 or
5 years, and this year a station was again one of the many activities
available to the young people attending the camp. With a large inter-
national team of 17 operators, the stations will be able to demonstrate
the best of amateur radio to the many young visitors attending. Amateur
Radio expanded the international nature of the camp with 5 HF stations
operating on all bands from 80-10 meters, plus 1 station operating on
6m and 2m. QSL via the Bureau or direct to G0GDU.

GJ, JERSEY. Members of the Bristol Contest Group will be active as GJ6YB
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) from Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA
L-0818) as a Multi-Op/Island-DXpedition/Mixed-Mode entry. QSL via G3SWH,
direct or by the Bureau.

GJ, JERSEY. Members of the Jersey Contest Group will be active as GJ2A
from Jersey Island (EU-013, WLOTA L-0818) during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW, or direct
to GJ3DVC.

H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE (Update). Sigi, DK9FN, will once again return to the
Temotu Province for a fifth time and be active as H40FN, but this time from
Lata, Nendo Island (OC-100) between December 21st and January 10th (2014).
QSL via DK9FN (not HA8DD) effective from July 1st, direct or by the Bureau.
More details will be forthcoming. Watch the Web site at:

HONDURAN IOTA EXPEDITIONS. By the time you read this, Dan, HR2DMR, who
was active as HQ8D from Vivorillos Cay (NA-223) this past week for about
4 days and then went QTH leaving the island, should be returning to
Vivorillos for another 4 day operation. Since there is no facilities on
the Island, Dan had to stop after the 4th day to return to the main land
to resupply (fuel, water and food). He also mentions things might change
depending on the Honduran Navy's needs. Activity from Vivorillos will be
on CW, SSB and possibly RTTY. This will be his last activity from here.
The QSL Manager is Dwayne, KD4POJ, and he provides some details about
Dan's operation at:
ADDED NOTES: After NA-223, Dan will be active for the RSGB IOTA Contest
from Cochinos Island (NA-160) as HQ3W. Of further interest, Dan mentions
he is planning to activate Tigre Island (NA-060), but no firm dates as yet.

II8, ITALY (LH Op!). Members of the Calabria DX Team will activate the
Capo dell'Armi Lighthouse (JM77UW, ARLHS ITA-014 and CL-008 WAIL) on
Saturday, August 13th. The callsign will be II8LH. QSL via the Bureau
to HB9FHZ (USKA bureau). QSL via direct to IK8YFU. Also, log will be
upload to eQSL and LoTW. For more info, visit:

IOTA NEWS..............
details and rules are available at:

AS-074. Ian, 9M2FB, will be active from Pulau Ketam Island (Crab Island)
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/
CW-Mode/12HRS/Low-Power entry. QSL via 9M2FB.

AS-117. Aki, JA4FHE, will be active as JA4FHE/4 from O-shima Island
(Yamaguchi Prefecture) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/15m/12HRS entry. QSL via his

AS-120. By the time you read this, operators Spyros/5B4MF, Philip/5B4ZN,
Tamer/5B4AHE and Pavlos/5B4AMF should be active as homecall/p
from the "Agios Georgios" islet off the coast of Akamas, Cyprus,
until 0300z Sunday, July 21st. Activity will be mostly SSB on
17 and 20m but also some 30m slow CW. QSL via their home

AS-135. Operators Dale/BA4TB, Tim/BD4TJ, Mi/BD4TQ, Meng/BD4TT, Zhou/
BG4TYQ, Zhou/BG4TVT, Zhang/BG4TMC and BG4TDF will be active
as BA4TB/5 from Dongxilang Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via BA4TB.

AS-139. Operators Terry/BA7NQ, Mouland/BD7JLJ, Yang/BD7IXG, Rumei/BD7LMD,
Lin/BI7IOB, Weijian/BH7IHE, Junxi/BI7OZD, Shiyu/BD7KSF, De/BA7JA,
Wu/BA7IA, Ya/BA7JG, Alan/BA1DU, Liao/BA7QT and Chen/BD7RL will
be active as BY7RA/7 from Weizhou Island between July 25-29th.
Activity will be on 80-6 meters. They will also be in the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via BA4EG.

EU-006. Members of Limerick Radio Club will be active from the Inishere
Islands as as EJ0A during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th)
as a Multi-Op/DXpedition/Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via
EI4GXB. Operators mentioned are Brendan/EI0CZ, Ger/EI4GXB,
John/EI6IW, Simon/EI7ALB, Paddy/EI8GY, Dermot/EI2GT, David/
EI2GBB and Tony/EI9IL.

EU-006. (Update/Change) Members of the Papa Lima DX Group will be
active as EJ0PL from Inishmore Islands (Aran Islands) between
July 23-29th. Ten operators plan to have three stations active
on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Activity
will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) using the
callsign EJ1Y as a Multi-Op/High-Power entry. They will use
Hexbeams (20-6m) and verticals (80-30m). Updated operators
are Michal/EI3KG, John/EI4GK, Adam/EI5JQ, Oleg/EI7KD, Waldi/
SP7IDX, David/EI9FBB, Ark/EI9KC and Mietek/SP9NWN. QSL via
EI5JQ, direct or by the Bureau. An OQRS will be available via
ClubLog. Log will be uploaded to LoTW, eQSL and

EU-008. Members of the Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club will
once again activate GM2T from the Isle of Tiree (IOSA NH04,
SCOTIA DI10, WLOTA 2232, WAB NM04), the most westernly part
of Scotland's Inner Hebridean Islands, during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned
are: Cambell/MM0DXC, Bob/GM4UYZ, Robin/MM0VTV, Steve/MM0GZA,
Geoff/MM5AHO, Brian/M0RNR, Tanner/MM0SEN, Gary/MM0FZV, John/
MM0JXI, Paul/MM0VPR, Cephas/MM0INS and Ellis/GM4GZW. QSL via
GM4UYZ, direct or eQSL and LoTW. ADDED NOTE: Operators will
try to operate before the contest using the callsign MM0CPS/P.
For more info, see:

EU-008. Ed, GW3SQX, will be active as GM7O from Skye Island (IOSA
NH07, SCOTIA CN14, WLOTA 1626) during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/CW-Mode entry. QSL
via GW3SQX.

EU-009. Michael, DL6MHW, will be active as MM/DL6MHW from Orkneys
(Mainland), Scotland, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
27-28th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/12HRS/Low-Power entry.

EU-010. Operators John/MM0CCC, Colin/GM0RLZ, Clive/GM3POI, Keith/
GM4YXI and Chris/GM3WOJ will be active as GM7V from Benbecula
Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a
Multi-Op/DXpedition/Mixed-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via N3SL.

EU-012. Operators Ian/G3WVG and Nigel/G3TXF will be active as MZ5A from
the Scottish Shetland Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
27-28th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via G3TXF.

EU-025. Joe, IT9RZU, will be active from Sicily Island during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign, by the
Bureau or LoTW.

EU-031. Gian, IC8WIC, will be active from Capri Island during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL
via his home callsign or by the Bureau.

EU-031. Operators Antonio/IZ8DPL, Angelo/IZ8FSH, Jozef/OM3GI, Tibor/
OM3RM and Miroslav/OM5RW will be active as IR8A from Ischia
Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via
IZ8GBH. Visit the IR8A Web page at:

EU-031. Operators Tony, IC8FBU, will be active from Capri Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-
Op/CW-Mode entry. QSL via the Bureau. Suggested bands and
times: 40m 0021-0100z, 80m 0100-0300z, 20m 0600-0800z, 10m
0800-1100z and 15m 1100-1200.

EU-051. (Update) Operators Stefano/IK6JRI, Fred/IK7JWX, Ciclane/IZ6JOD,
Giuseppe/IT9FTP, Calogero/IT9INO and Davide/IT9DFI will be
active as IE9/homecall from Ustica Island (IIA P-0001, MIA
MI-116, LH SI-027, ITA-136, L-0848, WFF IFF-485, WW. Loc.
JM68OQ) between July 24-29th. Activity will include the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as IE9/IK6JRI, but before and after
the contest look for operations on the HF bands CW/SSB, as well
as 30/17/12 meters digital modes and 6 meter SSB. QSL IE9/IK6JRI
via IK6JRI, direct or by the Bureau. All others via their home
callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-055. Operators Jan/LA1MNA, Nils/LA6IOA, Bjørn/LA6SFA, Morten/LA7XIA
Knut/LA9RY will be active as LN7H from Bokn Island during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/DXpedition entry.
QSL via LA7H.

EU-064. Members of the F6KOP team, Provins ARC, will be active as F6KOP/p
from Noirmoutier Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
27-28th) as a Multi-Op/Mixed-Mode/DXpedition/24HRS/Low-Power
entry. Operators mentioned are Johan/F4GTD, Antoine/F5RAB and
Maurice/F5NQL. QSL via F6KOP, Bureau is preferred. ADDED NOTE:
Look for operators to be active before the contest, a few hours
on Friday and Saturday morning, using the same callsign and
checking their gear. However, they will be using an Ultra
portable station, with only one transmitter, a laptop and
Vertical antennas, an AC/DC generator and maybe a 500w PA.
Antennas will be set up very close to the beach.

EU-064. A team composed by Geoffrey/F4FVI, Pierre/F4GXS, Johan/F4GTD,
Phillipe/F5TRO, Maurice/F5NQL and Nicolas/F8BDB will be
operating as TM2NOI from Noirmoutier Island between August
9-11th. This is the third IOTA activation by this young team.
Activity will be on the IOTA frequencies using SSB, Digi and
CW. QSL via the Bureau and direct to F4FVI. For more details,

EU-075. Operators George/SV1CDY, Thomas/SV2CLJ, Kostas/SV1GSU, Antony/
SV1OAN and Emmanuel/SV1JGX will be active as J48A from Aegina
Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-
Op entry. QSL via SV1OAN.

EU-115. Operators Neil/EI3JE, Dan/EI3JZ, Mark/EI3KD, John/EI8IR,
Jerry/EI6BT and Dave/EI4BZ will be active as EI7M from Ireland
(mainland) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a
Multi-Op/Mixed-Mode entry. QSL via EI6HB.

EU-119/ Operators Vasily/R7AA, Alexei/RN1ON, Igor/UA3EDQ and Aliy/UA6YW
EU-161. will be active as R20RRC/1 from Morzhovets Island (EU-119)
between July 24-28th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 27-28th) signing as RT6A/1. QSL R20RRC/1 via
RZ3EC and RT6A/1 via R7AA. ADDED NOTE: Depending on the WX,
the team may also activate Sosnovets Island (EU-161) on July
25th. Callsign was not mentioned.

EU-120. Look for M0NMS/p to be active from Isle of Wight (WLOTA 2985)
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/
12HRS/Low-Power entry. QSL via LX1NO.

EU-120. Darren, G0TSM, will be active as M7X from Isle of Wight (WLOTA
2985) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-
Op/Mixed-Mode/12HRS/High-Power entry. QSL via G0TSM.

EU-120. Operators Richard/G3ZGC, Colin/M0DDT, Ray/G4FON, Steve/M0SEL,
Stuart/M0RXX, George/2E0FEC and 2E0MJE will be active as G7N
from Isle of Wight (WLOTA 2985) during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 27-28th). QSL via G5XV direct, or G7N by the Bureau.

EU-124. Members of the Barry Amateur Radio Society (BARS) will once
again activate Flatholm Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 27-28th) using the callsign GW8K as a Multi-Op/Island-
DXpedition/24HRS/Low-Power entry. Operators mentioned are
Philip/MW0DHF, Ken/GW1FKY, Steven/MW0VRQ and George/MW0TDQ.
QSL via MW0DHF, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-129. Operators Claus/DL8DZL and Axel/DL8RL will be active as DL8DZL/p
from Usedom Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th).

EU-132. Adam, DJ0IF, will be active as SN0RX from Wolin Island during
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via SP8RX.

EU-136. Jozef, OM5AW, will be active as 9A/OM5AW from Krk Island during
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
DXpedition/Mixed-Mode/Assisted/High-Power/12HRS entry. QSL via

EU-140. Operators Jari/OH1JO and Juha/OH1LEG will be active as OH1K
from Kaunissaari Island between July 25-31st. Activity will
include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). Operations will
mainly be on 20 meters SSB, but they will also be on 80-6
meters. QSL via OH1JO.

EU-147. Operators Vasily/RU3SD and SWL/R3S-367 will be active as
RK3SWB/1 from Berezhnoy Borshovets Island during the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via info.

EU-162. Operators Sukhanov/UA1ZZ, Vladimir/RZ1ZZ, Vasil/RA1ZZ, Oleg/
RK3AW, Aleksandr/RA3AV and Alexey/RW3QNZ will be active as
homecall/p and R20RRC/1 from Glov Island in the White Sea
between July 28-29th. They will also be an entry in the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as UA1ZZ/p. QSL via UA1ZZ. All
personal/home callsigns via their home addresses.

EU-165. Massimo, I0PNM, will once again be active as IM0/I0PNM from
San Pietro Island (IIA CI-007, MIA MIS-050, WLOTA 2989). His
activity will take place during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
27-28th) as a Single-Op/DXpedition/SSB-Mode/Unassisted/24HRS
entry. QSL via his home callsign direct only.

EU-170. Matus, HA9MDN, will be active as 9A/HA9MDN from Vir Island
between July 26th and August 2nd. Activity will include the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/Low-
Power entry. Operations will be on SSB, RTTY and SSTV. QSL
via HA9MDN, by the Bureau or eQSL.

EU-178. Juri, ES5GP, will be active as ES5GP/8 from Kihnu Island
between July 24-29th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode entry.

EU-179. Operators Nick/UR3GO, Vitaly/UR4QTP, Ivan/UR8GX, Mike/US0GM,
Alex/UT7GV, Vitaliy/UV5QAW and Alexey/UV5QQ will be active as
homecall/p from the Kalanchakskiye Islands between July 24-31st.
Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via
the home callsigns. ADDED NOTE: Ivan, UR8GX, will be active
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op
entry from Kalanchakskiye.

EU-183. A small number of Romanian hams will be active as YP13S from
Sacalinu Mare Island between July 24-29th. The team has already
received approval for access on the island. The Romanian
government has declared the area an ecological reserve and no
settlement is permitted on the island. Operators mentioned are
Vasile/YO4AR, Vasile/YO4HAB, Vali/YO4HAI, Chris/YO5OHO, Laur/
YO8AXP, Bebe/YO8SGZ and Alex/YO8SS. Activity is planned for
80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via YO8AXP. For more details,

EU-186. Operators Metin/TA1ED and Tevfik/TA1HZ will be active as
TC0GI from Gokceada Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
27-28th). This will be a totally portable operation with
generator power for electricity. Activity will be on 80-10
meters. QSL via TA1HZ direct only.

NA-026. Mike, N2GC, will be active from Long Island, NY, during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/High-
Power entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2GC.

NA-036. Gabor, VE7JH, will be active as VA7SIL from the VE7UF's contest
station on Vancouver Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode entry. QSL via VE7JH.

NA-045. Andrea, IZ2LSC, will be active as XF3/IZ2LSC during an IOTA
holiday style DXpedition from Isla Mujeres between July 24-31st.
Also, look for some activity as XE3/IZ2LSC (mainland) between
now and July 23rd. He states that his main commitment is for
the IOTA activation. QSL via EB7DX direct, by the Bureau to
his home callsign IZ2LSC or LoTW. For more details, see:
Also following him on Twitter: @iz2lsc

NA-067. Jon, WB8YJF, will be active as WB8YJF/4 from Ocracoke Island
(USI NC001S), NC, between July 21-28th. Activity will be on
80-10 meters using mainly CW with some SSB and RTTY. He also
plans to be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as
Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL direct for FAST reply
or by the Bureau.

NA-067. Marty, W4MY, will operate from Harkers Island, NC, during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) running 100 watts on 80-10
meters. QSL via W4MY.

NA-137. Operator Doug, K1DG and friends will be active as N1LI from
Long Island, ME, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th)
as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via N1LI.

NA-140. Ethan, K8GU, will be active as K8GU/3 from Middle Hooper Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (only on July 27th) as a Single-
Op/Mix Mode entry. Activity will be 40-10 meters. If conditions
are poor, he may be CW-only. QSL via K8GU.

OC-109/ (Update) The is reporting that John/YB5NOF plans
OC-122. to activate Natuna Selatan (OC-109) and Tambelan (OC-122)
island sooner than expected.

OC-136. Operators Steve/VK3MEG and Marcel/VK3FAAJ will be active as
VK3MEG from Phillip Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
27-28th) as a Multi-Op/Assisted/Low-Power entry. They will use
40m dipole and 3 element tribander (20/15/10m). QSL via LoTW,
EQSL or by the Bureau.

SA-035. A group of YL operators will be active as YW5RYL from Los
Roques between November 7-10th. Operators mentioned are
Carolina/YV4AW, Maika/YY5ALO, Geraldine/YY2GAL, Laura/YY5OLA,
Ramirez/YY5ANG, Mary/YY5MCO and Yumayra/YY5YVR. Activity will
be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. More
details are forthcoming and a Web page is under construction.

SA-054. Members of the Grupo DX Caracas will be active as YW5X from
Orchila Island (ARLHS VEN-022, WLOTA 3044) between August
1-31st. QSL via DM4TI only.

JA DX CONVENTION. It was announced that the "Japan DX Meeting 2013" will
be held on August 24th in Tokyo. For more details, see:
They state, "We, Japanese DXers, are looking forward to meeting lots of
Hams from all over the world!"

Jul/22nd HN-AN Jul/25th HN Jul/27th AN
Jul/23rd AN-HN Jul/26th AN Jul/28th AN
Jul/24th HN

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

OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Operators Jukka/OH6LI and possibly others will be
active as OH0V from Aland Island (EU-002) during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 27-28th) as a All-Band entry. QSL via OH6V or LoTW (preferred).

OJ0, MARKET REEF. Weather permitting, operators Teemu/SM0W/OJ0R, Rick/SM6U,
and Thomas/SM0CXU/PY2ZXU will be active as OJ0R from Market Reef (EU-053)
between July 25-29th. The group plans to be active during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/Island-Dxpedition entry. QSL via

OJ0, MARKET REEF. Pasi, OH3WS, will be on Market Reef (EU-053) as a
voluntary worker between September 21-27th, and will be active as OJ0W
during his spare time. Activity will be on 40-10 meters mostly CW. He
states that he may be in the SAC Contest (September 21-22nd). QSL via
OH3WS, by the Bureau or direct to: Pasi Bergman, Tuulipolku 4, 13500
Finland. ADDED NOTE. A YL Mirja (not Pasi's YL) will be there on the
Reef with him and was very interested in HAM radio in Sept. 2012. When
they were there last time, she made some QSOs. Pasi states, "I will
give her a possibility to make QSOs as a second operator on SSB. It has
been a long time since OJ0 was QRV by any YL-operator. We'll see what

OO, BELGIUM (Special Prefixes). On July 21st, His Royal Highness Prince
Philippe will become the new king of Belgium and His Royal Highness King
Albert II has reigned for 20 years. For both occasions, all radio amateurs
with a Belgian license will be allowed to use the prefix "OO" instead of
"ON" from July 21st until and including September 20th, 2013. Belgian
vanity callsigns (with only one letter in the suffix) may not change
their prefix. Some vanity callsigns already have an "OO" prefix. A
commemorative award will be available for working a number of these
"OO" stations. Details will be forthcoming soon.

OQ4, BELGIUM (Special Event). Members of the ONZ Oost Kust Radio Club
(ON4CLM) and other radio amateurs belonging to UBA clubs and groups will
activate the special station OQ4CLM from Knokke between October 16th
and November 15th. This is the club's 32nd anniversary activating the
special event station. The suffix "CLM" stands for "Canadian Liberation
March". Activity is to remind everyone of the 33km march that the Canadian
troops did coming from the town Hoofdplaat in Holland to liberate the
town Knokke in 1944. Each year, the ONZ uses a different prefix, and this
year they were granted the use of the special prefix OQ instead of ON.
QSL via ON3AIM. For more information and details about the special event
station, visit their Web sites at:

OX, GREENLAND. Operators Mia/OZ5MD and Bjorn OZ5BD will be active as
OX5M and OX5T, respectively, from Sisimiut, Greenland (NA-018), for at
least the next two years. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW and
SSB. QSL via OZ0J.

P4, ARUBA. Doug, NA1DX, will be active as P40DE from Aruba (SA-036,
WLOTA 0033) between July 21-26th. He plans to operate CW, SSB, PSK and
RTTY QRP with an Elecraft KX3 and Buddipole. Visit his Web site for more
details and the QSL information at:

* Dan Damon of the BBC has interviewed Paul Ewing, N6PSE, regarding the
efforts of the "Intrepid-DX Group" to activate North Korea (P5). You
can find the interview (37 minutes) during the BBC program at:
Another similar interview will soon appear on Voice of America.

* Paul, N6PSE, reports, "We have added two new video slide shows from
our recent visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The
first video shows the children of the DPRK. The second video slide
show shows many aspects of our travels throughout the DPRK. You can
find the videos by going to <> and select videos
from the main menu."

PA, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Look for special event stations
PA6SAIL to be active between August 19th and September 10th. Activity
will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY. Also 6m and 2m.
A special QSL card will be issued for working this callsign. Operations
are in supporting the maritime event "SAIL De Ruyter" at Vlissingen.
QSL via PA3GEO (by the Bureau or direct).

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For July 21st)
4J20RO via 4J6RO EM20RRC via UT7UT OO5UR via ON5UR
5B/R2DX/M via R2DX EO20RRC via UY5XE P3M via 5B4AHK (d)
6M6M via HL2UVH FO/UT6UD via UT6UD PA1813A via PA0FAW
6V7S via RK4FF (d) HD082QRC via HC1JQ R1943O via RZ3EC
7S5A via SM4DDS HG0WFF via HA0HW R20RRC via RZ3EC
8J1AKIBA via JA (B) HG1W via HA1YA SN0WFF via SP5X
9A284MF via 9A4MF HS5AM via HS5IGY T49C via K8SIX
9H3N via JJ2NYT KH0UA via JF1UCV TZ6BB via W3HNK
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only

THAILAND VHF QSL ROUTES. There was many HS and E2 club stations active
during this past weekend's CQ WW VHF Contest. Here are their QSL routes:
HS0AC host by E21EIC QSL via E21EIC (6m only) *
E2E host by HS1CHB QSL via E21EIC (6m only)
* Champ, E21EIC, states, "For HS0AC and E2E, I will send QSLs of ALL
QSOs on 6m via the Bureau."

E720SRRS via E77E.

NEW QSL ROUTES. Phil, G3SWH, announced that he has been appointed as
the QSL Manager for G0ORH, M3I and MM3I effective immediately. MM3I
will be active from the Isle of Arran (IOTA EU-123) during the 2013
RSGB IOTA Contest. There are already pages with log searches on Phil's
OQRS is preferred, but snail mail or RSGB bureau will also work.

PJ5/K3TRM logs have now been uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog.

TS8P (Djerba 2010) QSL STATUS. Fred, IK7JWX, reports that he has finished
the TS8P QSLs for the Djerba DXpedition in 2010. For Bureau QSLs, send
him QSOs data via E-mail.


ZK3N and ZL9HR

4X/N2TA, 570SP, 706T, 9H3TX, 9M2/R6AF/P, A35YZ, A6/DL2RMC, AP2TN,

S7, SEYCHELLES. Cesare, I0WDX, will be active as S79WDX from Digue Island
(AF-024), in the Seychelles Island group between November 12-23rd. Activity
will be 160-6 meters, propagation permitting, using an Icom IC-7000 into
a vertical by I1UJX and dipoles for 80 and 160m. QSL via I0WDX direct or
LoTW. No QSLs via the Bureau.

TN2, REPUBLIC OF CONGO (Update to OPDX.1114/1117/1118 - Date Change).
Once again in close cooperation between the DAGOE Foundation, Mercy Ships
and 4 Dutch radio amateurs, planning is being done for a DXpedition to
Republic of Congo. The Team will stay in Pointe Noire between October
12-24th (not September 28th-October 11th as announced earlier). The team
will use the callsign TN2MS (not TN5MS as first announced) for this coming
activity. For more details and updates, visit their Web page at:
Also on Twitter at:

TO4, MARTINIQUE. Thierry, F4BDG, will be active as TO4FM from Martinique
(NA-107) between October 5-20th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL
via EA5GL or on eQSL and LoTW.

V5, NAMIBIA. Operators Serge/UX0HX, Max/UZ1HZ and Alex/UT5UY will be
active in holiday style as V5/homecalls from Namibia between August
1-8th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSLs for
V5/UX0HX, V5/UZ1HZ and V5/UT5UY are via UT5UY direct or by the Bureau.

VK9M, MELLISH REEF (Press Release). The following was sent out on July
11th: "After their successful operation from Campbell Island in Dec., 2012,
six members of the ZL9HR team and additional operators are today announcing
their intention to activate Mellish Reef in early 2014.
Mellish Reef is located in the Coral Sea, approximately 1,100 kilometers
northeast of Brisbane, Australia. Currently number 24 on ClubLog's Most
Wanted List, Mellish Reef was last activated in 2009. An international
team will operate for 12 days, using 6 stations with linear amplifiers
and vertical antennas.
Discussions are underway with the appropriate authorities and potential
transport suppliers. Additional information will be available on the team's
soon to be activated web site after the documentation is finalized.
Currently signed up for the project are: Pista/HA5AO, Dave/K3EL, Glenn/
KE4KY, Jacky/ZL3CW, George/HA5UK, Gene/K5GS and Les/W2LK. As the project
progresses we will announce additional operators and details.
Please direct questions to:
73, Team Mellish 2014"

XE, MEXICO (Special Event). Members of the La Federacion Mexicana de
Radioexperimentadores, A.C. (Mexican Federation of Radio Experimenters
FMRE) will be on the air from Cancun, Mexico, with the special callsign
XE3FMRE celebrating the National Convention FMRE 2013. Activity will
take place between October 2-7th, and operations will be on 80-6 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and may be WSJT (Grid SQ. EL61). QSL via XE1LM.

XW, LAOS. Operators Steve/9M6DXX and James/9V1YC will operate as XW8XZ
and XW1YC, respectively, from Laos between September 5-10th. They plan
to have two stations on the air. XW8XZ activity will be on SSB and XW1YC
will mainly be CW with some SSB. QSL XW8XZ via M0URX and XW1YC via W5UE.

Z81X SOUTH SUDAN NEWS (Press Release From OH2BH). "Some 400 OQRS envelopes
were mailed today and the rest will be completed within a next few days.
Direct QSLing has also started and several hundred envelopes are mailed
out daily.
Turnaround times for both OQRS and direct are just a day or two. OQRS
bureau cards will be answered only after this initial phase.
Please note the fastest QSL address is as follows:
Olli Rissanen, OH0XX
Salmelankuja 14, Jääli,
FI-90940, Finland
It is also reported that plans for the upcoming South Sudan CQWW and
low-band operations remain on track and the operator roster will be
finalized this month."

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Marko, N5ZO, will once again be active as ZD8O
from Ascension Island (AF-003) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via OH0XX.

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Jorma, OH2KI, will be active as ZD8X in November.
Activity will be before, during and after the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
23-24th). Activity during the contest will be Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)
entry. Look for him on the bands outside of the contest. QSL via OH2KI.

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