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Monday, March 31, 2014

VIARC welcomes new prefixes

The Vienna International Amateur Radio Club (VIARC) proudly announces that the VIARC will operate stations under the newly released callsigns of C7A and 4Y1A as a host institute.
The callsign block C7A-C7Z is allocated to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and 4YA-4YZ is allocated to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). VIARC is operating a UN amateur radio station with the callsign 4U1VIC at Vienna International Centre which hosts numerous UN organizations and other international organizations.
VIARC welcomes the new prefixes, C7 and 4Y, which are allocated to the UN organizations. Activations of these new callsigns will attract attention from all over the world, which will assist promotion of these organizations, as well as a whole UN system.
The new callsigns, C7A and 4Y1A, will be activated in special occasions
related to the organizations as commemorative operations, such as World Meteorological Day or International Civil Aviation Day.
ADDED NOTE: Just a reminder that these new callsigns (C7A and 4Y1A)
will only count for Austria for DXCC purposes. However, the QSLs cards
are very nice and can be viewed on or the following URLs:
Source: OPDX
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Western Kiribati DXpedition

An experienced German team is pleased to announce another DXpedition to the Pacific Ocean to Southern Tarawa Atoll, Western Kiribati.
Their callsign will be T30D, and they will be active between October
Operators mentioned are Uwe/DJ9HX, Rudolf/DK3CG, Sid/DM2AYO, Dietmar/DL2HWA, Georg/DL4SVA, Bert/DL2RNS, Heiko/DL1RTL, Juergen/
DF7TT, Olaf/DL7JOM, Guenter/DL2AWG, Hans/DL6JGN and Rolf/DL7VEE.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, with at least four simultaneous stations with 500 watts amps around the clock. A Web page will be available soon.
They want to say, "A big thank you goes to our friends PY2WAS, PY2XB, T30MK, DL6KVA and DL5EBE for their help in organizing this expedition."
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SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1156.2
Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin No. 1156.2

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Special Bulletin No. 1156.2
BID: $OPDX.1156.2
March 31, 2014
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 WA4DAN, K5GS, K5ZD, DL1MGB and G3XTT for the following
DX information.

CY0 PROJECT (Press Release): "The CY0P DXpedition team recently presented
Aaron, CYO/VA1AXC, a complete HF station for his upcoming return to Sable
Island. Aaron returns to the island on or around April 16, weather per-
mitting. The team has also ordered new antenna wire for his all band
dipole. Gary, VE1RGB personally delivered the HF radio equipment to Aaron
on March 17th. Aaron's station on Sable will now include an Icom 756
Pro 111, Heil Proset boom microphone, a Tokyo 1.1 solid state amplifier
and a supply of coaxial jumpers and adapters. This is in addition to all
of the antennas and coaxial cables that were used on the CY0P DXpedition.
These were donated to Parks Canada at the conclusion of the DXpedition.
Aaron wanted to personally thank the team for this unique opportunity
and the true spirit of Amateur Radio".
Rick AI5P
Murray WA4DAN

TX6G UPDATE. Don, G3XTT, sent out the following update: "We have posted
some 'island life' pics on the website <>. We all
enjoyed our short tour of the island yesterday (Friday). There's lots
of history and some fantastic views.
With regard to QSLing, we have also posted the following:
There seems to have been some confusion about the OQRS facility on
Clublog, for which we apologise. We were intending that this should be
turned on late in the expedition, so that those who worked us would
make all their QSL requests in one go. However, many of you expected
to see it earlier, so we have now activated it. Feel free to start
making your QSL requests!

VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND (Press Release): "Preparations for the 2014 Lagunaria
DX Group DXpedition to Lord Howe Island are ongoing. We have booked our
flights (which was not an easy task with so many people going to such a
small island at the same time with a small plane). We finalized our station
concept, are now putting together all the needed equipment and building
also some new equipment.

While having all antennas already in our DXpedition stock, we will try
to get up the yagis higher than 10m to take advantage of the better
radiation pattern. For certain bands (i.e. 40m or 20m) where we expect
propagation in both directions Europe and North America (which are 90°
apart), we will provide a two-antenna setup combined through a stack-match
unit. This allows us to hear in both directions at the same time or switch
very fast between two directions. Additionally we want to try a setup with
two radios manned by two operators. This operating technique which already
has proven at numerous contests at DR1A, is a great way to increase the
QSO rate in a huge pile-up (at least the first days we should have such
situations). Also the two operators will be able to hear in different
directions at the same time.
If you haven't already heard of SJ2W, you should visit <>.
Besides a lot of information about this contest station, Mike, SM2WMV,
provides also a PCB service for nice accessories like antenna switches
(6 antennas - one or two radios), stackmatches or 4-Square controllers.
For our DXpedition Mike generously sent us the stackmatch PCBs for free.
Many thanks for your sponsoring!

Though the DXpedition's location can be reached by plane and includes a
lodge, the transport capacities on the flight are stricly limited to 14kg
per person. So we have to ship most of the equipment from Germany to Lord
Howe Island by sea freight. Therefore we face transport costs of over
EUR 15,000. We already have granted support from various DX clubs. Special
thanks to the German DX Foundation (GDXF; <>) for their
generous financial support! We also would like to thank the Chiltern DX
Club (CDXC), Clipperton DX Club (CDXC), GMDX Group (GMDXG), European DX
Foundation (EUDXF), LA-DX Group (LADXG) and the Danish DX Group (DDXG).
Also some individual sponsors already showed their interest and gave us
their financial support.
Working together on DXpeditions for more than 6 years now, Spiderbeam
<> has always been and still is a very
reliable and invaluable partner when it comes to antenna work. They are
supplying us with masts made of glass fiber or aluminium, with antennas
like their monoband yagis and many small accessories, but also their
technical advice whenever needed.
In the past we already were using VHF handhelds made by Wouxun
<>. These small and cheap devices were not only
reliable equipment on our last DXpeditions and enable operations on 2m
and 70cm, but also work on Marine frequencies (which was very helpful
when going on DXpedition by boat). This time we got a special sponsorship
to use some new devices.
Please visit also our sponsor site
have look at all our sponsors.

Originally planed with 15 people, our team size increased to 16 members.
Michael, DL6MHW, a professor in informatics found some time in the winter
semester 2014/2015 to join our group. Being a ham for over 30 years now,
he is mainly active from his station at home or at club stations like
DF0HQ, DR1A or DP9A. But also regularly on the road together with his
family in the small bus, you can hear him from places all over Europe.
Welcome Michael! Now we can say that the lodge on Lord Howe Island is
fully booked with radio amateurs.

Callsigns assigned
Thanks to the efforts of our team member Bernd, VK2IA, we received
confirmation of our callsigns.

For the standard DXpedition operation we will use VK9DLX. Funny suffix,
isn't it? Of course there is a story behind it. The first three DXers who
send us (please use the contact form
about the special suffix (information can be found in the internet),
will receive a foto book of our DXpedition ZL8X to Kermadec Island 2010.

For the CQWW SSB we will use the well-known callsign VK9LM. In memory of
Rudi, DJ5CQ (silent key 1995), who was active from Lord Howe Island with
this callsign several times in the 1980s and 1990s. And two of our team
members already operated with this callsign together with Rudi: Dietmar,
DL3DXX, and Joe, DL8WPX.
Feel free to visit the DXpedition website on <>
and subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed.

No idea who the Lagunaria DX Group is?
Just visit <> and learn more about the
group, the people behind it and their goals."

VK9M, MELLISH REEF (Update). Gene, K5GS, sent out the following on March
1. After 2 full days of setting up equipment - 5 stations opened for
business at 2:40PM local time, March 30th.
2. The boat is at anchor 500 meters from the reef.
3. Because of the coral heads that surround the island we can only
transit to Mellish Reef during daylight hours, 5:30AM first trip
and last trip of the day at 5:30PM.
4. Teams will alternate operating through the night.
5. We opened on 10, 15, 20 on CW and 12, 20 on SSB, working energetic
but courteous pileups from Japan, Korea, Europe, South Africa,
and the USA.
6. The temperature is in the 30s(C) during the day, with continuous
20 - 30 knot winds that required us to reset the tents and guys
first thing this morning. There are no trees on the reef, no shade.
7. No antennas were damaged during the high winds.
8. Only the 160 meter antenna and low band receive antenna remain to
be installed.
9. The team is in good spirits and happy to finally be on the air.
10. There are many sea birds nesting on the reef, they don't seem to
be bothered by our presence. We are not bothered by any other local
11. As with their other DX-peditions, the crew of Evohe is very helpful,
bringing over all the equipment, doing all the heavy lifting, and
keeping the team well fed.
12. We do have a problem with the computer used for the satellite ter-
minal, we're working on a solution. We will start log uploads as
soon as possible.

Next update in a few days...... Team Mellish Reef 2014

Windham, NH -- March 31, 2014
WRTC2014 Receives Colvin Award Grant

WRTC 2014, Inc., host of the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship
competition, is pleased to announce that it has received a significant
financial contribution in the form of a Colvin Award Grant.
The Colvin Award is managed by ARRL and funded by an endowment established
by Lloyd D. Colvin, W6KG (SK). The Colvin Award is conferred in the form of
grants in support of Amateur Radio projects that promote international
goodwill in the field of DX.
"We are honored to receive this prestigious award," said Doug Grant, K1DG,
Chairman of WRTC2014. "More than just a radio competition, WRTC is a place
where competitors from around the world can create or renew lasting
Fifty-nine (59) teams of top amateur radio contest operators from more
than 40 countries will travel to the New England area July 10-14, 2014 to
compete in WRTC2014. Participation is based on qualifying scores posted
in major contests between 2010 and 2014. A group of referees and judges,
themselves well known contest operators, will oversee the competition and
confirm the results.
More information about the Colvin Award is available at:
For information about WRTC2014, please visit <>, or contact
WRTC Chairman, Doug Grant, K1DG, via e-mail at <>.
About WRTC2014
The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is held every four years
and consists of 50+ two-person teams of amateur radio operators from
around the world competing in a test of operating skill. Unlike most
on-the-air competitions, all stations are required to use identical
antennas from the same geographic region, eliminating all variables
except operating ability. Previous WRTCs have been held in Seattle (1990),
San Francisco (1996), Slovenia (2000), Finland (2002), Brazil (2006),
and Russia (2010). More information is available at <>
or contact WRTC Chairman Doug Grant, K1DG, via e-mail at <>.

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Posted: 30 Mar 2014 12:04 PM PDT
Roberto, YV5IAL informs DxCoffee readers: “Roberto, YV5IAL will be active as HP1/YV5IAL between April 29th – May 9th. This will be a QRP, portable, holiday style operation. Activity will...
Posted: 30 Mar 2014 11:24 AM PDT
March 30, 2014 VK9DLX & VK9LM Lord Howe Island 2014 Christian Janssen DL1MGB informs DxCoffee Readers: “Preparations for the 2014 Lagunaria DX Group DXpedition to Lord Howe Island are...

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Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following operations are approved for DXCC credit:

3C0BYP - Annobon; Operation from February 26 through March 6, 2014
TN2MS – Republic Of The Congo*
*Special notation: Due to the information we had at the time some
operations may have been rejected as being a shipboard operation.
This issue has been resolved and all operations from October 12 through
October 24, 2013 are now valid for DXCC credit.
If you have a card for this operation between the dates of October 12
through October 24, 2013 that was rejected, send an e-mail to DXCC at
bmoore<at> to have your record updated.
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Sunday, March 30, 2014

CQ Six - 50 MHz DX Information.

MMXIV. edited by O. Bjørn "Matt" Madsen (MCMLX)
holder of; OZ6OM, OZ50MHz, 5Q6M, ex. OZ1IZB, G0DJJ & OZ7M

Current email address to enter info is; oz6om(a)

DX information - Stop press, news of the latest 7 days.

Jersey, MJ. Operators Craig/K3PLV and Pete/K8PT will once again be active as MJ/K3PLV and MJ/K8PT, respectively, from Channel Islands, Jersey, between March 18-26th. They will have amplifiers and directional antennas on most HF bands and will have the capability to operate 160-2 meters using modes CW, SSB, RTTY and perhaps some PSK. Please QSL to their home calls. For more information or to explore skeds, contact Pete, K8PT, at:
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1154 20 Feb. 2014 - 26 Mar. 2014
Sierra Leone, 9L. Ivo, 9A3A is QRV as 9L1A until the end of May. He is active on 6 meters around 50110 kHz.  QSL via 9A2AA.Sixitalia Weekly 20 Feb. 2014 - End May 2014
Paraguay, ZP. A new beacon on 6m is testing frm Paraguay; Manu, ZP9MCE, is working ZP9MCE/B on 50065 CW Actually operational with 20w, provided by an ft950 yaesu, in a vertical antenna. Reports on cluster are welcome.Sixitalia Weekly 20 Feb. 2014

DX / Activity calendar. - Sorted by expiration date
QSL via
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T6JP previous operated by other operator in 2012, be aware of new QSL route.
Jul. 29 th.
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JA team

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JA team

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Autumn 2015


DX information - by expiration date.

African Tour: Botswana, A2. Zimbabwe, Z2. South Africa, ZS. Pierre, ZS6A, wrote: "Hello, I am planning to operate 6m from a fairly rare grid square KG47qs Venue: Mapungubwe Nature Reserve on border between South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana (the three countries meet at this point).
Dates: 24 March to 28 March 2014  i.e. Monday afternoon up to and including Friday evening. Times: During TEP window 12:00Z to 18:00Z Antenna: 6M3 on 8 m mast with short run of LMR-400 feed line. Transceiver: IC 756 Pro 3. Amplifier: Expert 1K-FA. Miscellaneous: No internet therefore no ON4KST cluster. I will most likely run a CW beacon on 50.103 MHz calling CQ once every 30 seconds during the TEP window. Best Regards Pierre ZS6A"
Sixitalia Weekly 25 Feb. 2014 -  28 Mar. 2014
Curacao, PJ2. Andy, DK5ON, will once again be active as PJ2/DK5ON from Curacao between March 12-29th (2014). Activity will be on 80-6 meters including the 17/12 meter bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via his home callsign (see NO eQSL.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1132 14 Oct. 2013 - 29 Mar. 2014
British Virgin Isl., VP2V. A team of Polish operators will be active as VP2V/homecall from Anegada Island sometime late March (no specific dates announced yet). Operators mentioned are Bogdan/SP2FUD, Kazik/SP6AXW, Leszek/SP6CIK, Janusz/SP9FIH and Robert/SP9WZS. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. No QSL info/route has been decided yet. A Web page is still under construction with a needs (bands/modes) survey available at: The VP2V team has an interesting statement on their Web page which states, We believe that it is more important to give a new country to "small pistol" than to give an 8th band QSO to a "big gun" station. By doing this, we hope to fulfill the demand for a "new one", especially from stations located in Japan and the rest of the Far East.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1144 6 Jan. 2014 - ? March 2014
British Virgin Isl., VP2V. A team of Polish operators will be active as VP2V/homecall from Anegada Island between March 19th and April 1st. Operators mentioned are Bogdan/SP2FUD, Kazik/SP6AXW, Leszek/SP6CIK, Janusz/SP9FIH and Robert/SP9WZS. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
  CW   - 1823, 3523, 7023, 10115, 14023, 18073, 21023, 24903 and 28023 kHz
  SSB  - 1844, 3797, 7180, 14180, 18140, 21280, 24980 and 28480 kHz
  RTTY - 1835, 3580, 7035, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz
   6m  - 50103/CW and 50120/SSB
QSL via their home callsigns. A Web page is up and running with a needs (bands/modes) survey available at: The VP2V team has an interesting statement on their Web page which states, We believe that it is more important to give a new country to "small pistol" than to give an 8th band QSO to a "big gun" station. By doing this, we hope to fulfill the demand for a "new one", especially from stations located in Japan and the rest of the Far East.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1147 31 Jan. 2014 - 1 Apr. 2014
Haiti, HH. Operators John/N5JC and Joel/N5JR will be active as HH2/homecall from Haiti between March 25th and April 1st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters with a focus on CW, RTTY and the 30/17/12 meter bands. QSL both callsigns via N5JR, LoTW, by the Bureau, or direct. They will be joined by Jean-Robert, HH2JR, to operate in the CQ WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) with the special callsign 4V1JR as "issued to the Radio Club D'Haiti for this occasion."  QSL 4V1JR via W3HNK.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1153 11 Feb. 2014 - 1 Apr. 2014
Panama, HP. Operators Simone/IK5RUN and Danio/I5OYY will arrive in Panama on March 14th, and depart on April 2nd. They will live aboard and sail the Caribbean Sea on the Catamaran "Cush", and plan to activate two Panamanian islands. Simone informs OPDX that they will be active as HP2/IK5RUN and HP2/I5OYY. Activity will be holiday style on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They will use a TS-480 with 200w and an IC-7000 with an amp into vertical and wire antennas. They will also have a little yagi for 6m. QSL HP2/IK5RUN via IK5RUN direct with a SASE + 3 USDS or use the ClubLog OQRS (Preferred). QSL HP2/I5OYY via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. For more details and updates, visit:
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1152 6 Feb. 2014 - 2 Apr. 2014
The Gambia, C5. Pedro, ON7WP/C5WP, announced on that he and Andre, ON7YK/C5YK, are or will be the only two permanent licensed hams in The Gambia for 2014 (as of now). Pedro will be active between April 8-12th, from the village Buntu (where he does charity care -see, and has set up his permanent base station (Kenwood TS480, Kenwood TRC-80, Yaesu FT897, a brand new 5 band Spiderbeam and a V-beam traveling wave antenna 2x120 meter. Activity should be on 80-6 meters using SSB and PSK. Outside these days, April 7-15th, Pedro will also be mobile on 21300 kHz. He has no grid power, only solar panels and a Chinese generator. Pedro also provided the following info [edited]: "After a 14 days round trip in The Gambia and Senegal now more than two years ago, I found out I was (according to African standards) incredibly rich and wanted to do something for the locals. So I gave my guide instructions to drive off the regular road into the Savanna and said the first village we would find, would give them some special sponsoring. So we ended in Buntu, where my wife sponsored a repair of a collapsing water well; we fixed a building that used to keep the grains safe from rains; we installed solar panels and donated two laptops to improve their English by watching movies on these. As a return gift, I was donated some land to build my own house, so we installed 4 small guest houses 'Kerr Pedro' to welcome future visitors-philanthropists.
Everybody is invited to stay over for free as long as they bring aid goods along (clothes and educational stuff, or invest in projects, buy food and groceries on their way). Last visit, I installed a big 5 Band spider beam, my friend ON5OF sponsored a 2.2 kW generator so now one of the houses is a fully operational ham radio shack available for guest operators/philanthropists. I can assist obtaining temporary licenses in The Gambia and provide local transport and guiding using a jeep we also sponsored as part of out Charity project. There is a Kenwood TRC-80 radio available on site. The 3 dollars we ask for direct QSL goes directly into the development of the village Buntu. QSL cards are sponsored by Max, ON5UR, so most of this donation can be effectively used apart for the return postage. Any more info can be found on the website. In April, we go back to check if the active building project for a community hall that also can be used for school will be finished where we will also install satellite TV for further improvement of their English. The amateur radio station could also use a low weight amplifier to improve our signal so if anybody could help on this point making us better readable that would be most appreciated."Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1149 11 Feb. 2014 - 12 Apr. 2014
Morocco, CN8. Operators Leo/PD0HFP and Frans/PA5CA will be traveling through the Morocco Desert and the Atlas mountain range in a 4×4 Jeep Wrangler (Unlimited stretched version) vehicle between April 5-20th. They plan to be active as CN2CA (TNX to Abdou, CN8VO) using an Icom 7100 with Harris Solid-State PA into HiQ-5 HF mobile antenna. Operations will be on 80-6 meters. QSL via PA9M, direct (2 GS) or by the Bureau. NO IRCs are accepted. For more details and updates, watch or visit:
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1151 25 Feb. 2014 - 20 Apr. 2014
Contest, Open / WW.
What to do on a Tuesday evening ?
- Well the 4th. Tuesday in the month brings You "
The 50 MHz Open"
- This month thats Tuesday - the 22 nd. 17 - 21 UT.
- You could help participants out with some QSO´s
- or participate Your self ...
You may find the 
rules for "The 50 MHz Open" here
and check out the 
standings here.
- so are You keen to give "
The 50 MHz Open" a try ?
Hope to see You down the log - and Your log ...
Vy 73 de Bjørn/"Matt" OZ6OM 
22 Apr. 2014
Caribbean tour. Mike, DF8AN, will once again be active from the Caribbean. Activity will be during most of April. His scheduled operations and callsigns are as follows:Antigua, V2. V26MN between April 15-16th. WW. Grid FK97Montserrat, VP2M. VP2MMN between April 16-24th. WW. Grid FK86St. Kitts, V4. V4/DF8AN between April 24-25th. WW. Grid FK 87Nevis, V4. V4/DF8AN between April 25-29th. WW. Grid FK 87
If like last time, look for him to be on all HF bands, 160-6 meters. He operates mainly on CW using 100 watts using an Alinco DX70 into a long wire and dipole antennas. QSL via DF8AN, direct or by the QSL Bureau.
Added note from DF8AN (last operation): Mike informs OPDX readers [edited], "If anyone hears me on a frequency, and if anyone needs me on another frequency or mode, you can contact me via SMS (text message) on this cellular phone no. +491716232751 But please, no telephone calls. I will not answer any telephone call. If anyone wants a sked: send me a SMS with callsign and QRG and mode, and I will QSY if possible. But please accept that I am not on the air 24/7 around the clock. If you hear me (for example on 14 CW) and need me
(for example on 18 SSB), send me SMS like this example: DL1ABC 18165. I will QSY as soon as possible to that new frequency. Please only short SMS. I have NO internet at my location and can NOT check my E-mails. I work only CW and SSB all bands include 6m. And PSE accept, that I am not there for amateur radio as a main reason. I work for the Civil Aviation Office and for that reason, I have to work some hours/day, hi... But if anyone hears me and needs me on another band - let me know."
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1152 6 Feb. 2014 - 29 Apr. 2014
May or later.
Scotland, GM. Members of the Camb-Hams will once again be active as GS3PYE/p, but this time from the Decca cottage, on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, between April 26th and May 3rd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using five stations on the air, simultaneously, and all capable of running the legal power limit from five amplifiers. Also, look them on 6m and 4m which has a great take-off to the UK and Europe using the legal power limit. With the success of EME in the past years, the group plans a 2m and 23cm EME station with a focus on 23cm. There will also be 2m/70cm Satellite activity. QSL via M1ACB. For more information and updates, visit:
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1152 6 Feb. 2014 - 3 May 2014
Palau, T8. Nob, JR3STX, will once again be active as T88ST from the Palau rental shack between April 29th and May 7th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via JR3STX.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1145 16 Jan. 2014 - 7 May 2014
Micronesia, V6. Haru, JA1XGI, plans to celebrate his 50th anniversary in amateur radio by using the special callsign V650XG from Pohnpei between May 9-15th. Haru informs OPDX that his activity will be on 40-10 meters, including the 30/17/12m, using CW, SSB and RTTY. He will also look for DX on 6 meters. Suggested frequencies are:
  CW   - 7025, 10105, 14015, 18080, 21015, 24895 and 28015 kHz
  SSB  - 7145, 14175, 18135, 21260, 24940 and 28450 kHz
  RTTY - 7030, 10140, 14088, 18102, 21088, 24920 and 28088 kHz
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. An OQRS will be available on ClubLog. For more details and updates, visit his Web page or Blog at:
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1149 11 Feb. 2014 - 15 May 2014
Macedonia, Z3. Z3/PA3FPQ operators are: Chris PA2CHR, Jurgen PE1LWT, Johan PA3FPQ. From May 21st. to May26th. QTH in KN11BS. Planned bands:
- 144MHz: EME/MS/ES/TR 2 x 20el. X-pol. / FT847 / 1kW
- 50MHz: MS/ES/TR 7el. LFA / FT857 / 100W(1KW)
- 70MHz: MS/ES/TR >>If we get permission!! << 5el. / FT847 / 50W.
QRG's will be anounced later. QSL for this expedition: only direct to PA3FPQ. Include 2$ for returnpostage please. This activity is part of the "Balkan trip" by PA2CHR to several DXCC's and Wanted square's in this region. More info about this within a few weeks.
73's,Chris, PA2CHR
OZ2M at 19 Feb. 2014 - 26 May 2014
Mauritius, 3B8. A few sources are reporting that Robert, M0RCX, will be active as 3B8/M0RCX from Mauritius sometime around May 2-28th. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10/6 meters using some CW and mainly Digital (JT65, PSK31, ROS and maybe FSK441). QSL via M0RCX, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL.  Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1145 16 Jan. 2014 - 28 May 2014
Mauritius, 3B8. Update. Last week we reported that Robert, M0RCX, would be active as 3B8/M0RCX from Mauritius sometime around May 2-28th. Since then, Robert has updated OPDX about his activity. He informs that his trip to Mauritius is more as a tourist with his family and not seen as a DXpedition. His power will be limited to 100 watts, and he hopes to have a hexbeam, a wire beam for 6m (possibly made from the island's bamboo), as well as a delta loop and long wire available for his activity. He states, "Airlines are very picky about what I can take and anything full of wires poses twenty questions and rightly so. My antennas; therefore, will be simplistic." His operating position will be close to the city center of Port Louis in the North West of the Island. He does plan/hopes to operate at least 3 hours a day on the following HF Phone bands: 40/20/17/15/12/10 meters. He is also planning to operate on some PSK and JT65 making some contacts with low to modest power levels (NO amp). Robert has been asked about moonbounce over the horizon but thinks this may be optimistic with only 100 watts. He will set up a schedule on under 3B8M0RCX (He states, "For some reason it will not permit the '/' after the suffix.)." Also, look for him to put up a band schedule up (as soon as he can), but provisionally Robert will fly to Mauritius on May 1st, so he should be up and running between May 3-28th. As an added note, Robert also mentions, "I plan to live over there in about four years so hopefully I'll get a feel for it. QTH is inland about a mile from the ocean but there is a mountain behind me (east) this is why I wish to push my signals over to the west." QSL via M0RCX, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1146 20 Jan. 2014 - 28 May 2014
Bonaire, PJ4. Dave, WJ2O, will be active from Bonaire between May 21-28th, 2014. Callsign was not mentioned (possibly PJ4/homecall), but his activity will include the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Activity outside of the contest will be on all HF bands (possibly 6 meters) using mainly CW. QSL Via N2ZN. Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1124 19 Aug. 2013 - 28 May 2014
Albania, ZA. ZA/PA2CHR in Albania, part of Balkan-trip 2014. Dates 31 May – 5 June 2014 Ten years after..... the first trip to ZA with PE1LWT and PA3FPQ I will be active again from Albania. QTH is the Northern part in JN91.
2 mtr: QRG for EME: 144.147 QRG for MS: 144.358 Rig: FT847/ 2 x 20el./ BEKO-power
6 mtr: QRG for EME: 50.191 QRG for MS: 50.228 Rig: FT857/ 7el. LFA/ 800 W
Timetable will be published later. QSL: Via Homecall, if wanted direct response, please include 2 euro/ 2 dollar for postage. 
Best 73’s, Chris, PA2CHR6 Feb. 2014 - 5 Jun. 2014
Guam, KH2. Dave, N2NL, will once again be active as NH2T from Guam during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Dave will be active (outside of contests) as KH2/N2NL and during all contests as NH2T. During the summer of 2013, Dave moved to a new hilltop QTH and continues to be active on 160-6 meters. He will be departing Guam in June 2014. QSL via LoTW or via W2YC. For more information, including a station description, you can visit his Blog Page at:
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1135 10 Nov. 2013 - Jun. 2014
St. Lucia, J6. Nobby, G0VJG, will be active from the island of St. Lucia between 5-18 June 2014. QRV on 40-6m, all mode. QSL via home call.Six Italia 18 Feb. 2014 - 18 Jun. 2014
Grenada, J3. Dave, W9DR, will be active as J38DR from Grenada between June 19th and July 1st. This will be a 6 meter only DXpedition. Dave will be on the north shore of the island (Grid Square FK92EF) for a great launch angle to North America and Europe over the Atlantic Ocean. Also, South America will be workable too. Operating frequencies will be 50.115 MHz SSB, 50.115.6 MHz CW and a breakable Beacon on 50.115.6 MHz running during no stations heard. He states, "Again, I will be using a FlexRadio SDR-1500 driving my HB solid state water-cooled amplifier into a 5 element 6 meter Yagi. Please submit your confirmation request (QSL) to W9DR home address. I hope to work many 6 meter operators."Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1153 11 Feb. 2014 - 1 Jul. 2014
St. Pierre & Miquelon, FP. Eric, KV1J, will once again be operating from the Island of Miquelon, Grid GN17 as FP/KV1J between July 5-15th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY (but primarily SSB and RTTY). He will generally be on the highest frequency band that is open, and he may try 6 meters if there are any indications of openings. Also, look for him on the satellites, weather permitting. Eric will also be in the the DL-DX RTTY Contest (July 5-6th) as a Single-Op entry, and the IARU HF Contest (July 12-13th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Mixed-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via KV1J, direct or by the Bureau and also LoTW. For more details and updates, check out his Web page at:
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1150 15 Feb. 2014 - 15 Jul. 2014
American Samoa, KH8. Lance, W7GJ, wrote: In recent years, KH8 has become a very difficult catch on 6m. For that reason, this year I have made plans to activate American Samoa as KH8/W7GJ on 6m EME from July 13 to July 28. I will concentrate on July 13-21, when EME conditions are most favorable. We will also operate on terrestrial propagation modes if they become available, but expect to be busy contacting many single yagi stations via EME using JT65A mode. If you still need KH8 on 6m, I certainly hope you will take advantage of
this opportunity to contact us!. The reason for this advance notice is to give you time to clear your schedule and finalize any station improvements before the DXpedition. The QTH selected has a negative horizon out over the ocean from moonrise in the east, around through north to moonset in the west, so we will have common moon with Europe on both moonrise and moonset. Current details plus future updates are available on my website: As with my previous 6m EME DXpeditions to the Pacific, contributions are very much needed and welcomed! It is a lot of effort and expense to haul a 6m EME station halfway around the world! Any amount is very much appreciated and can be submitted to my Pay Pal account via my email address of: Many thanks for your continued support, and I hope to put many of you serious 6m DXers in the log this July!
GL and VY 73, Lance "
Six Italia 18 Feb. 2014 - 28 Jul. 2014
Christmas Island, VK9X. A JA team is planning to be active from Christmas Island (VK9X) and Cocos-Keeling Island (VK9C) sometime between late July and early August. Operators mentioned are Masa/JA3FVJ, JA3QWN, Ikuo/JA3TJA, Masato/JF3PLF and Taka/JH3FUK. Currently, callsigns have not been announced. Their tentative schedule is as followings:
VK9C (Cocos Keeling) - between July 29th and August 2nd
VK9X (Christmas Island) - between August 2-8th
Activity will be holiday style on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, FM, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via JF3PLF, direct or by the Bureau (within one year of operation!). Uploads to LoTW or ClubLog will be available after their operation (Highly recommended). A Web page is available, but is still under construction at:
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1153 11 Feb. 2014 - 8 Aug. 2014
Afghanistan, T6. Jesse, KB2OBQ will be active from Kandahar Province, Afghanistan beginning May 15, 2013 to August 2014. Operating as T6JP he will be QRV on 160-6M using SSB & CW. Further info at Sixitalia Weekly 22 Apr. 2013 - Aug. 2014
E.d. Notice.
 Jesse will use a different QSL route than Joe who was operating T6JP in 2012 !
American Samoa, KH8. Masahiro, JH3PRR, will be active as KH8B from Pago Pago between October 21-27th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters with a focus on 10 meters CQ ZONE 14 and 80/160m for AS/EU LP. He also plans to be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Equipment: K3+2K-FA 1.5kW. 10-20m HEXBEAM and 30-160m VDP. QSL via JH3PRR or LoTW (preferred). OQRS via ClubLog will also be available too.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1152 6 Feb. 2014 - 27 Oct. 2014
Bahamas, C6. Tim, AF1G, is now living and working on Andros Island. He has had the callsign/license AF1G/C6A since November 21st (2013) and will be there until November 20th, 2014. Activity is expected to be on 80-6 meters SSB. No QSNs have been reported yet. QSL via LoTW or direct to: Tim Hardy, PSC 1012 Box 593, FPO AA 34058-9998, USA.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1144 6 Jan. 2014 - 20 Nov. 2014
Kenya, 5Z. Roger, LA4GHA is now active from Kenya and Somalia while on work assignment. QRV (160-6 CW, SSB & Digi) until December 2014, look for him to sign 5Z4/LA4GHA or 6O0LA. QSL via LA4GHA. Note add by Sixitalia: We hope that Roger will be able to have a 6m permits from Kenya; GL!Sixitalia Weekly 19 Apr. 2013 - Dec. 2014
Somalia, 6O. Roger, LA4GHA is now active from Kenya and Somalia while on work assignment. QRV (160-6 CW, SSB & Digi) until December 2014, look for him to sign 5Z4/LA4GHA or 6O0LA. QSL via LA4GHA. Sixitalia Weekly 19 Apr. 2013 - Dec. 2014
Bob, N7XR, announced this past week that he plans to activate the following in 2014 (specific dates are still in the works):Chagos Islands, VQ9. VQ9XR - Diego Garcia, Chagos Islands. Bob states, "Twice during 2014, we'll operate from Diego Garcia as VQ9XR on all bands - 160 through 6m. Operation will include Phone, CW and RTTY. During the second trip, Mike Mraz/N6MZ will be coming along to help on all bands. We're might get lucky and have one of the resident shipboard operators there as well. The dates are currently unknown because of scheduling; however, each trip will average approximately 3 weeks in duration.Wake Island, KH9. NH9/N7XR - Wake Island (Also, WH9/W1AW - ARRL Centennial). Bob states, "Sometime during 2014, I'll operate from Wake Island on all bands - 160 through 6m. Operation will include Phone, CW and RTTY. The dates are currently unknown because of scheduling; however, the trip will average approximately 3 weeks in duration. During the trip, the call WH9/W1AW will be used to commemorate the 100th year of the ARRL. WH9/W1AW will be used for only 1 week on the trip. Information will be posted here <see URL below) as well as the ARRL website."
A Web page has been set up by Bob for more details and updates at: Dave Patton/NN1N will be the QSL Manager. Logs will be posted to LoTW within 6-12 months of the trip. NO BUREAU QSLS. Donations are always welcomed via PayPal (see Web page). All antennas and small items will be left on the island with the MWR folks to assist future Amateur Operations. All donations will be used for both VQ9 and WH9.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1144 6 Jan. 2014 - within 2014
El Salvador, YS. Hiro, JA6WFM, is now active as YS1/NP3J from San Salvador until the end of 2014. Activity has been on 80-6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via EA5GL.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1153 11 Feb. 2014
 2015 or later.
Gabon, TR. Sebastien, F4EIH  will be in Gabon for at least three years starting on 1 February. He plans to operate SSB, PSK31 and JT65 on the HF and VHF (EME and Satellite) bands. Sixitalia Weekly 07 Feb. 2012 - 01 Feb. 2015
Wallis and Fortuna Isl., FW. Jean-Jacques, TK5JJ, will leave Corsica for 2 years and travel to Wallis Island where he will be active as FW5JJ. He hopes to be active very soon after his arrival with an Icom 756PRO and G5RV antenna. The rest of his equipement will arrive later. He will be active on SSB, CW and the Digital modes on all HF bands, 6m and 2m EME. QSL via F5RXL.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1130 27 Sep. 2013 - Autumn 2015

Credits 2013.
Credit is attached, to each individual DX information.