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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1129
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1129
September 23, 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, K2AU, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR
& The Daily DX, AJ4FM, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, W4DN, K5JP, KL2HD, K8GI,
K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, N0ODK, 5Z4EE, AT International, DK8JB
& The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA
& Les Nouvelles DX, G0IAS, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX
Italia News, IK8YFU, JA1TRC, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk,
RA3AUU, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, TA1HZ , TF3AO, VA3RJ & ICPO,
the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YT3W for the following DX information.
***** SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR (Just A Reminder/Update): "Things seem to
be back to normal. I was experiencing some E-mail problems over the
last few weeks, especially with <firstname.lastname@example.org> address. The
<arrl.net> address has been very erratic (bounces and delays), so
only use as a last resort. I have added a new E-mail address
<email@example.com> to be used before the <arrl.net> address, if
the <firstname.lastname@example.org> address does not work. I hope this
will help the problem of mail getting to me.... 73 de Tedd KB8NW"
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 15th-September, through Sunday, 22nd-September there were
222 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W,
4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R,
9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9,
AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2,
D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET,
EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU,
GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6,
J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, 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, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4,
PJ7, PY, PZ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG,
TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7,
V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XW, XX9, XZ,
YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, 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).
3W2/XV4, VIETNAM (IOTA Op). Mike, N0ODK, states that he will once again
be active from Ho Chi Minh City, but this time as 3W2DK (not 3W6DK -
Vietnam has changed their districts) between October 17-24th. He will
then travel to Phu Quoc Island (AS-128) and be active as XV4MN between
October 24-29th. His activity will be on 20/17/15/10 meters from both
locations. Also, look for him to be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
26-27th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. After his Phu Quoc Island oper-
ation, he will return to Ho Chi Minh City and will be active until November
2nd. Mike mentions that during his operations he will be asking for stand-
bys for NA Zeros often to get into the midwest. QSL via N0ODK, direct, by
the Bureau or LoTW. He states on QRZ.com, "If you have different contacts
with me as 3W6DK, 3W2DK, XV4MN, or N0ODK, please QSL in one package to
save you time and money and I can QSL all in one time. I collect QSL
cards so if we QSL, please QSL even if you do not need my QSL card. I
will QSL if in logbook."
5P14, DENMARK (Special Event). Members of the Danish Radio Amateurs will
activate the special event callsign 5P14EHC between January 1-31st, 2014.
Activity is to celebrate Denmark hosting the "European Handball Champion-
ship for Men" event between January 12-26th. Look for activity to be on
all bands including the 30/17/12 meter bands, with operations possibly on
all modes, except cross-mode, cross-band contacts and contacts via repeater
and echo-link. All QSOs will be verified via LoTW and eQSL.cc. Paper-QSL
may be requested via <www.clublog.org/logsearch/5p14ehc>. Please click
on "Request QSL card" after you have searched their log. PLEASE DO NOT
SEND YOUR QSL CARD TO THEM VIA THE BUREAU. Wrong/missing QSOs can be
reported to OZ0J at <email@example.com>. For direct QSLs, please send them
to OZ0J with a S.A.E. with 1 IRC or 3 USDs to cover return postage. Also,
you may instead save your envelope by using PayPal. For more details,
see <www.5p14ehc.dk>. When using IRCs, they must be the new type with
the "Water of Life" on it and valid until December 31st, 2017. QSL cards
with insufficient payment will be returned via BUREAU. All direct QSL
cards will be sent approx. March 1st, 2014. Please expect up to 14 days
for delivery with the postal service. There are special awards available
(Gold/Silver/Bronze). For details, see:
The current list of operators of 5P14ENC are Joergen/OZ0J, Henning/OZ1BII,
Kjeld/OZ1CCM, Preben/OZ1HHH, Palle/OZ2PBS, Poul/OZ2PJ, Jesper/OZ3AEV,
Carsten/OZ4CG, Karsten/OZ4FF and Gorm/OZ6GH.
A5, BHUTAN. Guenter, DK4YB, will be active as A52YB from Bhutan between
October 5-20th. Activity will be on 20 and 15 meters using CW, SSB and
PSK31. He will operate mobile on the 9th, 13th and 16th. Suggested fre-
quencies are: CW - 14060 and 21055 kHz, SSB - 14195-14285 and 21285 kHz
and PSK31 - 14070 kHz. Equipment will be a KX3 with 5 watts, HCT, HF-P1
Vertical and Longwire. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
A7, QATAR. Members of the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (A71A) calling
themselves the "A73A Contest Team" will be active during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/Multi-Transmitter entry. QSL
AFRICAN TOUR (Reminder). Nick, G3RWF, will once again be active as 5X1NH
from the University of the Mountains of the Moon (MMU) in Fort Portal,
Western Uganda and (occasionally) the capital, Kampala, between September
24th and November 16th. He is expected to join/meet with Alan, G3XAQ/5X1XA,
later and both operators will travel to Rwanda to be active as 9X0NH
between November 19-29th. The duo plan to participate in the CQ WW DX CW
Contest (November 23-24th) from Rwanda. QSL 5X1NH and 9X0NH via G3RWF.
QSL 5X1XA via G3SWH.
AH2, GUAM. Yuji, JF2WGN, will be active as AH2EA from Guam (OC-026)
between October 17-21st. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his
home callsign only (not Guam). All QSLs will be sent via the Bureau, if
you want a QSL direct do not send your card until after January 2014.
ASIAN TOUR (Update). Pekka, OH2YY, will activate Nepal (9N) between October
2-5th. He has applied for the callsign 9N2YY, but the final confirmation
will take place upon arrival in Kathmandu. After Nepal, between October
6-10th, Pekka will be visiting the Kingdom of Bhutan (A5). He has been
assigned a Bhutanese license with a callsign A52YY. Both in Nepal and
Bhutan, Pekka will be traveling mainly during the daytime hours, but
during his evenings and nights, he will be active on 40-10 meters using
SSB. He cannot take any amplifier or yagis with him, so the operations
will be basically with a 100w transceiver and dipoles. His license in
Nepal will cover bands 17-10 meters, but his Bhutanese license allows
all HF bands. Pekka's plan is to have antennas for 40-10 meters, and he
will try to have two or three antennas up simultaneously. He states, "The
propagation forecasts are not very good for North and Central America,
and therefore, he will try to have a bit better antenna on 10 meters.
Pekka will do his best to utilize the short openings that are predicted
around midnight UTC for the West Coast and noon time for East. QSL via
OH2YY, by the SRAL Bureau or direct to: Pekka Ahlqvist, Vapaalanpolku 8B,
01650 Vantaa, Finland. Also, he will use LoTW.
BY0, CHINA. Operators Terry/BA7NQ, Vange/BA7IO, Rumei/BD7LMD, Yang/BD7IXG,
Xu/BD0AS, BD0APD, Lin/BI7IOB and Wong/VR2KW will be active as BY0AA
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry.
QSL via BA4EG. Activity will begin on October 24th, with a focus on
the low band only before contest.
C6, BAHAMAS. George, KQ8Z/GM0IIO, will once again be active as C6AZZ
from Grand Bahama Island (NA-080, WLOTA 0527, WW Loc. FL06UO). This time
it will be during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) and the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band(15m) [May
switch to 20m depending on band conditions]/Low-Power/Unassisted entries.
He usually will be on other bands for a few days before and after the
contests. If like last time, activity will be focused on 6 meters (CW,
SSB, FM) if there are any band openings, otherwise on 80-10 meters,
mainly CW with some SSB using his Icom 756 Pro3. George will use a 80m
OCFD antenna at 40 feet. The 20m antenna will be a full sized 20m delta
loop right on the beach vertically polarized with the apex at 40 feet.
QSL via KQ8Z.
ED8, CANARY ISLANDS. Jaime, WP3A, will be active as ED8P from Santa Cruz
de Tenerife (AF-004, DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276, EAA TF) during the CQWW DX
SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/Low-Power/
Assisted entry. QSL via NP3O.
HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Hiro, JA6WFM, will once again be active from here
this time as HI3/NP3J during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as
a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via EA5GL, LoTW or
HK, COLUMBIA. Lothar, DK8LRF, will once again return to Columbia and be
active as HK3JCL between September 21st and November 23rd. Activity will
mostly be on 20 and 40 meters using SSB. To see pictures from his last
trip, see QRZ.com. QSL via his home callsign by the Bureau.
EU-017. Members of the Calabria DX Team will be active as ID9Y from
Salina Island (ARLHS ITA-020 and ITA-250, IIA ME-015, MIA
MI-083) between October 3-6th. Operators mentioned are Alex/
IK8YFU, Domenico/IW8RAO, Sal/IZ8CZR, Maurizio/IZ8JSJA and
Nicola/IZ8SKO. QSL via IK8YFI direct. QSL via the Bureau to
HB9FHZ. Also, QSL via LoTW or eQSL. Visit their Web page at:
EU-129. By the time you read this, Mike, DO4ABA, will be active as
DO4ABA/p from Usedom Island (DID O-013, WLOTA 1640) until
September 26th. Activity will be on 20/15/10 meters, possibly
on 80 meters using SSB, PSK31/63 and RTTY. Suggested operating
times are during the evenings between 0400z and 1100z. Mike
mentions to look at his Web site for updates on frequencies
and times. He also states that this is his first IOTA operation.
QSL by the DARC Bureau or eQSL. His Web site is:
OC-016. Jeff, K0UU, will be active as 3D2FJ from Beqa Island between
March 23-31st, 2014. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10
meters CW only. QSL via K0UU, by LoTW (preferred) or direct.
JD1, MINAMI TORISHIMA (Update). If you missed Take, JG8NQJ, as as JG8NQJ/JD1
from Marcus Island in the Minami Torishima (OC-073, JCG 10007) group,
you will have another chance sometime in the middle of December. He is
usually there to work on the island's weather station. Activity will be
limited to his spare time. He will be mainly on 17 meters but also on
15/12/10 meters CW. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct
to JA8CJY: Susumu 'Sin' Sanada, 5-17, 5-4, Shin-Ei, Toyohira, Sapporo 004,
Japan. Online log is available at:
KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY. Operators Bill/W4WV and Al/W6HGF will be active as
KG4WV and KG4HF, respectively, from Guantanamo Bay (NA-015) between
October 11-25th. Activity will be on all bands, 160-6 meters using SSB,
RTTY, PSK, and some CW. They will be on the air for the JOTA to put the
local Boy Scouts on the radio. They will complete the antenna repairs
from damage by hurricane Sandy and a few minor repair items to the shack.
QSL via their home callsigns.
KH2/NH2, GUAM. Dave, N2NL, will once again be active as NH2T from Guam
(OC-026) this time during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as
a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. In mid August, Dave moved from
his former QTH in Dededo and is now living at a hilltop QTH in Asan in
central Guam. He states, "I am still working on installing antennas, but
am currently QRV on 40-10m." Dave is usually active (outside of contests)
as KH2/N2NL and during all contests as NH2T. QSL via LoTW, by the Bureau
or via W2YC for both callsigns direct. Visit his Blog at:
KL7, ALASKA. Operators from the "KL7 NWR Amateur Radio Club" and "Moosehorn
ARC" will celebrate "National Wildlife Refuge Week" and will be active
as KL7NWR on October 5th. Activity will be on 15 and 20 meters using SSB
with some CW. QSL via KL2HD to: Jeff Williams KL2HD, PO Box 1268, Homer,
LX, LUXEMBOURG. Members of the Radio Club Leuven (RCL) will be active
as LX/OR5M during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th) as a
Multi-Single/High-Power entry. Twelve operators will be active from
a log cabin near the village of Wiltz. QSL via ON4CP. Visit the RCL
Web page at: http://www.radioclubleuven.be
NH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Operators Yutaka/JQ2GYU/WS2Y and his wife Miho/
JJ2VLY/WS2M will be active as NH0J from Tinian Island (OC-086), Northern
Mariana Islands, the special commemorative Tinian station of the "J-Tinian
Radio Space Club, between October 17-21st. Activity will be on 80-10
meters including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. Miho
will participate in the "JARTS WW RTTY Contest" between October 19-20th.
See <http://jarts.jp/rules2013.html>. QSL via JJ2VLY, direct (SAE + 2 USDs)
or by the JARL Bureau. Please don't send your QSL request to Tinian Island.
For more details and updates, see: http://jq2gyu.blogspot.jp
OJ0, MARKET REEF (Cancelled). Pasi, OH3WS, was expected to be on Market
Reef (EU-053) as a voluntary worker and be active as OJ0W during some
time during September, but had to cancel his activity. Reason was not
P4, ARUBA. Valery, R5GA, will once again be active as P4/R5GA from Aruba
(SA-036, WLOTA 0033). Activity will be on CW mainly on 160-10 meters,
especially on the 30/17/12 meters. His activity will also include the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry
using the contest callsign P40F. QSL via UA3DX. QSL P4/R5GA via R5GA,
direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
PACIFIC TOUR 2013 (By YT1AD and part of the "WW DX team"). Operators
Hrane/YT1AD, David/WD5COV, Wasiliy/RW4NW, Sergey/ RZ3FW and Dragos/YU1AKV
will activate the following Pacific island in November this year. Their
tentative schedule, activations and callsign are as follows:
November 13-15th - Hawaii (KH6); YT1AD (KH6/N9YU), WD5COV (KH6/WD5COV)
and RZ3FW (KH6/N7AFW); QSL via their home callsigns.
November 16-17th - Samoa (5W); YT1AD (5W7A or 5W6A); WD5COV (5W0OV),
RZ3FW (5W0FW) and RW4NW (5W0NW); QSL via their home
November 18-19th - American Samoa (KH8); YT1AD (KH8/N9YU); WD5COV (KH8/
WD5COV) and RZ3FW (KH8/N7AFW); QSL via their home
November 20-22th and
November 29-December 4th - Fiji (3D2); YT1AD (3D2AD), WD5COV (3D2OV),
RZ3FW (3D2FW) and RW4NW (3D2NW); QSL via their home
November 22-29th - Rotuma Island (3D2/R); Callsign will be 3D2R. QSL
via YT1AD. The team will be active in the CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Single or
Multi-2 with the 3D2R callsign.
Activity will be mainly CW, SSB and RTTY, on all islands, probably on
all bands. ADDED NOTE: During this trip, the team will be preparing for
their next DXpedition for the periods of November 2014/April 2015. Their
goal and wish is Palmyra Island (KH5/P) with Kingman Reef (KH5K) or
Baker & Howland Islands (KH1). More news will be forthcoming in December
PJ2, CURACAO. Operators Jeff/K5JP, Jim/NT5V and Lanny/W5BOS will activate
the Caribbean Contesting Consortium's (CCC) Signal Point PJ2T Station
on Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA LH-0942) between October 8-15thth. Each operator
will sign PJ2/homecall. Activity will be on all bands with an emphasis
on 30/17/12 meters using CW and SSB. QSL direct via their home callsigns
or by the Bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW when they return home.
PJ4, BONAIRE. Nigel, G3TXF, will be active as PJ4/G3TXF from Bonaire
(SA-006, WLOTA 1279, WWFF PAFF-024) between September 21-29th. He plans
to be in both for the Scandinavian SAC-CW Contest (September 21-22nd)
and for the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th). For activity out-
side of the contest, there will be some CW operations across the HF bands.
QSL via G3TXF. Logs and an OQRS QSLing will be available on ClubLog. For
more details and updates, visit:
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (September 23-29th)....
Sep/23rd HN Sep/26th AN Sep/28th AN
Sep/24th AN Sep/27th HN Sep/29th 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
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For September 22nd)
4L/UT5EO via UT5EO FY/OK1FFU via OK1FFU PX2F via PY2PT
4L9QQ via UR9QQ GB70RAF via M0XSD R70SO via RA3LV
4S7JHG via DL3JH HB0/OE9HRV/P via OE9HRV RA/F4CYZ via F4CYZ
4S7YSG via JA2BDR HP0INT/4 via F4BKV (d) F5CWU (B) SJ2W via SM2LIY (L/d)
4X0T via 4Z5FI HP0INT/9 via F4BKV (d) F5CWU (B) SV0XCC/9 via LZ1YE
8P9LJ via G0OPA II9IACR via IT9DTU T88GJ via JL1FUQ
9M2SKK via 9M2SGN IP1T via IZ5JLF TC2C via TA1HZ
9V1PW via JH4PHW JW/DL2JRM via DL2JRM TM90KOB via F5KOB
CO0TU via CO8IR K2IO/KH2 via JA2JWH V31MA via M0OXO
DL/RA2FF via RA2FF (d) OG4X via OH1MA V5/DL2GAG via DL2GAG
DL/RW2F via UA2FM (d) OH0Z via W0MM XV5HS via EA5ZD
EA7/PE1DMH via EA7/PE1DMH ON4USA via ON4GDV YN2PX via AI5P
ER0VB via ER1KAA ON70REDSTAR via ON4OSA Z38/YU1JF via YU1JF
FK8GX via W3HNK OV0V via OZ3ABE
FO/KH0PR via JJ8DEN OZ/DL1EBR via DL1EBR
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only
NEW QSL MANAGER. Mark, K2AU, is now the QSL Manager for Piju, 9M2PJU.
NO BUREAU QSLs, ONLY LOTW OR DIRECT TO K2AU.
NEW QSL MANAGER. Phil, G3SWH, reports that effective immediately he
is now the QSL Manager for Igor, TA4/UA9CDC. He also mentions, "Please
note that as Igor is not an RSGB member, proper QSLs are only available
direct. I will try to upload the log to LoTW in due course."
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 2E0GBK, 8P6NW, 9A4WY, BA4TB, BG2AUE, CT1EGF,
DL4MN, DL8FCL, EI8JX/P, F4EPR, F6BQX, HB9DNF, LU2IP, MM3LLU, RY7A,
R9MT, SQ7LRT, VK6ANC, VP9/WA4PGM, XE2YWH, XZ1Z, YF1AR/9, YS1RS and
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3B8/HB9ARY, 5X1NH, HC2AO, HQ8S, KG4RX, PT0S,
T2YY, T46RRC, T47RRC, T48RRC, T6LG, T6SM, TA3J/0, TT8JT, UW3HY/1,
VK3DOG/P, VK9AA, XZ1Z and ZK2C
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 8J1ING, 8J1RL, 9U7T, J28RO, JG8NQJ/JD1,
MU/PA9M, P40X, PJ2/K9QVB and V63MP
RTTY CONTEST. Just a reminder that the CQWW DX RTTY Contest is this
coming weekend (September 28-29th). Complete details on the rules can
be found at: http://www.cqwwrtty.com/rules.htm
Important notice: All entries must be sent WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS after
the end of the contest: no later than 2359 UTC October 4, 2013.
S7, SEYCHELLES. Andrea, IZ1MHY, will be active as S79MHY from Praslin
Island (AF-024) between October 7-17th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters.
His radio is a Yaesu FT857 into a multi-band vertical, dipoles for
10/15/20m and half-wave sloper for 160m. QSL via his home callsign,
direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
5Z4FM - Allan, G0IAS, reports that Jim Stewart, 5Z4FM, from Nairobi,
became a Silent Key (SK) on September 16th. Jim was probably
the most active of the 5Z's and will be missed on the bands.
His XYL is Anne, 5Z4FM. Ted, 5Z4NU, tells Allan, G0IAS, there
will soon be very few operators from 5Z... it doesn't look as
if there are enough operators for anybody now to get the "BIG
5B8AD - Harry, RA3AUU/P33W, informed the contesting community on
September 17th, that Alex Saveliev, 5B8AD (aka C4N, RA6LUX),
became a Silent Key after a heart attack. He was just 45.
OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to
the family and friends of the above mentioned......
TC90, TURKEY (Special Event). The members of the TCSWAT (Special Wire-
less Activity Team) have been active with the special event TC suffix
callsigns for some years now to celebrate the anniversary of Republic
of Turkey. In 2013, Turkey will celebrate their 90th anniversary, and
between October 14-31st, the TCSWAT group will be active once more on
the air as TC90TC. More details will be available on QRZ.com in the
coming days. Activity will be on all HF bands and all modes. Plans are
ongoing for a Multi-Multi entry at CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th).
QSL via TA1HZ. Please be aware that QSL cards will be printed in 2014,
so DO NOT hurry to send direct requests. TCSWAT sends QSL cards 100%
via the Bureaus every year.
TF, ICELAND. Members of the Icelandic radio amateurs called "Radíó Refir"
(English: Radio Foxes) will be using their new contest callsign TF2R
(ex-TF2RR) for the first time during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September
28-29th) from the QTH of TF2LL <http://www.qrz.com/db/tf2ll> as a Multi-
Single entry. Operators will be the majority of Icelandic RTTYers. For
more information see QRZ.com.
TI8, COSTA RICA. Operators Carlos/TI2KAC, Juan/TI3JCY, Mauricio/TI4ZM,
Eddie/K4UN, Bob/W4BW, Keith/W4KTR and Lex/W4XO will be active as TI8M
from Costa De Pajaros during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th)
as a Multi-2 entry. The group will be active before and during the contest
on 160-10 meters. QSL via TI2KAC, direct or by the Bureau.
TX5, AUSTRAL ISLAND. Operators Dave/K3EL and Don/VE7DS will be active as
TX5RV Raivavae Island (OC-114) between October 30th and November 6th.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using mostly CW, maybe some SSB and
RTTY. The Austral Islands are currently 44th on the ClubLog "most wanted"
list, very high for a fly-in destination, with a particularly low per-
centage of ClubLog users having contacts on 10 or 12 meters. Suggested
CW - 3531, 7031, 10119, 14031, 18081, 21031, 24914 and 28031 kHz
SSB - 7065/7165, 14220, 18115, 21315, 24970 and 28475 kHz
RTTY - 7037, 10144, 14082, 18102, 21090, 24927 and 28090 kHz
This is not intended to be a full-on DXpedition (they are travelling
with their XYLs, hence they’ll be spending some time away from the radios),
but there will be significant on-the-air time for approximately one week,
running two medium-power stations with vertical antennas on the beach.
QSL via M0URX (OQRS preferred). Logs will be uploaded to LoTW quickly
after their return. The OQRS will be available for direct and bureau
card requests, and direct requests can also be sent by snail-mail. Full
information on QSLing via M0URX is available at Tim's Web site at:
For more details, visit:
VI6WA100, AUSTRALIA. Members of the Hills Amateur Radio Group will be
active as VI6WA100, a special event callsign to celebrate the centenary
of amateur radio in Western Australia (VK6 prefix), between October 1st
and December 31st. QSL Manager is VK6IR, via direct, by the Bureau or
his OQRS on his Web page <http://www.vk6ir.com>.
VK9M, MELLISH REEF (Press Release #1). Members of the "The Perseverance
DX Group" posted the following press release about plans to activate
Mellish Reef as VK9MT in 2014 [edited]: "After their successful operation
from Campbell Island in December 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 1100km north-
east 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
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: Mellish2014@gmail.com "
XZ, MYANMAR. By the time you read this, Zorro, JH1AJT, should be going
QRT as XZ1Z (September 23rs). Jay, JA1TRC, states that QSO data for all
those who have requested via OQRS for the August operation are being
uploaded to LoTW, and is planning to do the same for the September
operation. Your generous donation to the children in Myanmar can be
sent to their PayPal account at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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