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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1158

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1158
BID: $OPDX.1158
April 14, 2014
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Relayed/Written from Murfreesboro, TN

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet
Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR &
The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, WA4DAN, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m
News, W0GJ, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DL7VEE,, DX-World.Net, E21EIC, ES1CW, F5NQL, F5JYD, F6AJA & Les
Nouvelles DX, HA0HW, HP1COO, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia
News, IZ8IYX, JR1GSE, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PT7WA,
RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SP5ES, VA3RJ & ICPO, and the VHF-
DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 6th-April, through Sunday, 13th-April there were 230
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8R,
9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9,
AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX,
D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET,
EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU,
GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS,
J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8,
KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX,
OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PZ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU,
SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TY,
TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E,
VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL,
YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, 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".

2014 DXCOFFEE PARTY (Press Release). The location chosen this year is the
beautiful town of Milazzo, near Messina, Sicily. Milazzo is located on a
peninsula of great natural beauty overlooking the archipelago of the Aeolian
Islands. Below there is a video that shows the beauty of the "Peninsula of
the Sun", where it is always summer! (See:
The arrival is scheduled for Friday afternoon, but who decides to arrive
early in the morning will have a chance to go “on air” /IT9 by ARI
Milazzo club station, who kindly make available your own radio station.
Then you can then move to a local restaurant (lunch is not included in the
On Friday afternoon, will be free the ladies who can enjoy shopping, going
to the beach etc..
Friday dinner (set menu based on fish) will be at the restaurant La

Saturday, May 17: Early in the morning is scheduled to leave for a
hydrofoil boat to the island of Vulcano, Aeolian Archipelago, IOTA
EU-017, IIA E018.
Vulcano will be activated with a radio station at the restaurant that
also will host us for lunch.
The activation of Vulcano is not mandatory and is not included in the
packages, those who did not want to wake up early to catch the hydrofoil
can spend the day as you prefer: beach, shopping or hiking around Milazzo.
The pizza on Saturday noon will be at the Ritrovo Diana, in the
center of Milazzo, 2 minutes (walk) from the hotel.

Sunday, May 18: The final day, but also the main day of the party will
take place at the Castello of Milazzo.
In this beautiful scenery the editors of DxCoffee have organized a
series of discussions on topics that have always interest our pub-
lications: DXpedition, Contesting, IOTA. Soon we will publish the
program of the morning.
Also on this occasion will be installed a radio station and you can
do activities such as IQ9MY / P (Reference DCI-ME001)
Always at the castle, in a room adjacent to that which will host the
convention will take place at the lunch a buffet of typical Sicilian

5K0, SAN ANDRES ISLAND. A group of Colombian operators will activate the
callsign 5K0M from San Andres Island (NA-033) between April 19-24th. The
operators mentioned are Luis/HK3LEC, Jilmer/HK3UAV, Will/HK4IKL, Julio/
HK5WUI, Ernesto/HK7IPT and Jorge/HK7JA. Activity will be from the Colombian
Red Cross facility on 40-6 meters. Their primary purpose is to encourage
local amateur radio operators of the island to return to their activities
within the hobby. QSL via HK7IPT. Details and updates have been posted on:

ARRL INTERNET SERVICES TO BE DOWN! Press Release from the ARRL Web page:
"The ARRL Website, E-Mail, LoTW, Online Store Will Be Down Monday Evening,
April 14th! The Internet service at ARRL Headquarters will go dark on
Monday, April 14th, from around 5 PM ET (2100 UTC) until around 10 PM ET
(0200 April 15) in order to complete necessary maintenance. Services
affected will include e-mail to and from ARRL Headquarters (all incoming
e-mail will be queued), access to the ARRL website, reflector traffic to
and from ARRL Headquarters (all incoming reflector mail will queued),
Logbook of The World (LoTW), and the ARRL Online Store. We apologize for
any inconvenience."

CARIBBEAN TOUR. Jose, EA3GUO, is planning to activate several islands in
the Caribbean between May 16th and June 7th. Activity will be on 20/15/12/10
meters. QSL via his home callsign direct. His tentative activations are as
Montserrat Island as VP2MSP Dominica Island as J7/EA3GUO
Anguilla Island as VP2E/EA3GUO Saint Barthelemy Island as FJ/EA3GUO
Saint Martin Island as FS/EA3GUO Saint Maarten Island as PJ7/EA3GUO
Saint Vincent Island as J8/EA3GUO

Stay tuned for more details.......
CE0Y, EASTER ISLAND. As this was being written, World-Traveler Vladimir,
UA4WHX, is now active as CE0Y/UA4WHX from Easter Island. As always, his
length of stay is unknown. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW,
SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign (see

CY0, SABLE ISLAND. The 60m News reports that as part of Canada's 60m
permission, they are hopeful that Aaron, VA1AXC, the new island manager,
will be on 60m soon. Gary, K4AVC, made, tested and shipped an Inverted
Vee to Aaron who will be back on island in a few weeks. Joe, W8GEX, has
been working on this for some time along with Murray/WA4DAN, Gary/VE1RGB
and Gary/K4AVC. Stay tune for more updates.

D4, CAPE VERDE. Jorg, DL3LUM/PA1MUC, will be active as D44TXU from Santa
Maria, Sal Island (AF-086), between April 19-25th. Activity will be holiday
style on 20 meters mainly (possibly higher bands), and operating QRP
CW only using a KX3 (max 12W from hotel) into a vertical (probably
HF-P1 or larger). QSL via DL3LUM, direct (Dutch home address) or by
the DARC QSL Bureau.

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports on the
Crimea and DXCC situation: Upon request of the CEO, the ARRL Awards
committee evaluated the situation at present in Crimea against the DXCC
rules. As the interpreter of the rules, the following is the Awards
Committee's decision on how to "count" QSOs with stations operating
from Crimea.
Crimea is not a DXCC entity. Neither Russia nor Ukraine is a rare
entity and the vast majority of confirmations used for DXCC credit for
either entity do not involve Crimea.
DXCC Rule 4 reads:
"4. Confirmation data for two-way communications must include the
call signs of both stations, the entity name as shown in the DXCC
List, mode, date, time and band. Except as permitted in Rule 1,
cross-mode contacts are not permitted for DXCC credits. Confirmations
not containing all required information may be rejected."

A QSL with a call sign issued by the administration of Ukraine and
showing the entity name as Ukraine counts as Ukraine.

A QSL with a call sign issued by the administration of Russia and
showing the entity name as Russia counts as Russia.

A QSL that satisfies neither condition does not count for either entity.

73 es DX!

FT4T, TROMELIN (Update). The FT4TA DXpedition team to Tromelin Island,
which takes place between October 30th and November 10th, have announced
their pilots stations and posted a link on their Web site. The following
pilots stations were named:
Chief Pilot - Col, MM0NDX; E-mail address:
Asia/Japan - Harumi, JR4OZR; E-mail address:
Europe/Africa - Bjorn, ON9CFG; E-mail address:
Oceania - Al, ZL2AL; E-mail address:
North America (*East Coast) / South America - Don, N1DG;
North America (*West Coast) - Rich, KY6R; E-mail address:
* To avoid confusion on the definition of East Coast and West Coast,
they decided that the boundary is the Mississippi River. All that is
in the West should be sent to the pilot West Coast and vice versa.
Naturally, if an error occurs, your application will be all the same
consideration. They recommend that you simply stick to detailed
regional organization above. They also remind you that the drivers
(pilots) will not have access to the logs. Any requests for QSO data
are to be sent to QSL Manager only.

To read more detailed info on the pilots stations, see:

HG0, HUNGARY (HAFF Op). Operators Laci/HA0HW, Sanyi/HG8LW/P, Geza/HA8DD/P
and Zsolt/HA8FY/P will be active as HG0WFF from Hajdusagi TK (HAFF-019)
located on East Hungary on Saturday, April 19th. Activity will start at
6:00 UTC until they use up all their batteries and gasoline for the
generator. Operations will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the
Digital modes. QSL via HA0HW.

HO100, PANAMA (Special Event). This year Panama is celebrating its 100th
anniversary of the Panama Canal. A special event station will be operating
as HO100CANAL between April 19th and August 15th. Activity will be on
160-10 meters using CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY. On August 15th, the Panamanians
will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the inaugural transit through the
Panama Canal. This activity is organized by amateurs of the Republic of
Panama. The QSL Manager for the operation is HP1AVS, some of the operators
are HP1AVS, HP1COO, HP1CPE, HP1DBK and possibly more stations from Radio
Club de Panama. For more information, see:
For more information on the 100th anniversary of Panama Canal, see:

IOTA NEWS..............
AS-049. Takeshi "TAKE", JI3DST, will once again be active as JI3DST/6
from Kuchino Island (Tokara Island) between 0600z, April 29th
and 0000z, May 5th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10
meters (possibly 160/80/75m) using CW, SSB, FM, RTTY, PSK31
and JT65A. QSL via JI3DST (see for details). ADDED
NOTE: In case of heavy rain or other conditions, the operation
condition may vary.

AS-145. (Update) Choon/E20HHK will lead a group of operators which
include Teerawat/HS3NBR, Prayong/HS4BPQ, Nuk/HS7BHK, Damrongsak/
HS8GLR and Toshio/JA1WTI to activate Nu Island in the Southern
part of Thailand as E20HHK/P between April 18-20th. AS-145 is
a rare IOTA in Thailand and was last activated in 2000 (as
E29DX). They will go QRT on April 20th in the morning. QSL
via E21EIC.

EU-032. Fred, F4EIH, will be active as F4EIH/P from Oleron Island
between April 12-20th. He will use 100 watts and a dipole
on 40/20/10m SSB.

EU-070. Operators Fred/F5OZK, Paul/F4DVT and Christian/F8HJV (who is
a resident) will be active as F5KKD/P from Ile du Levant
(DIFM ME012) between May 1-4th. QSL via F5KKD.

SA-028. Operators Leo/PU2LGU, Paulo/PU2WZR and Agostinho/PY2DMC will
activate Vitoria Island between April 13-14th. Callsign was
not announced before going to print. QSL via PU2WZR only direct.

SA-086. (Update OPDX.1145) The Chilean team, who was expected to be
active as XR2T from Damas Island between April 16-20th, has
postponed their operation until October.

KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA (Reminder/Update). By the time you read this, operators
Günter/DL2AWG, Hans/DL6JGN and Ron/PA3EWP will be active as KH8/homecall
from Ofu Island (OC-077) between April 9-20th. Activity will be on 40-10
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Günter informs OPDX that their rigs are 2x
K3 with 600w solid state amps. They plan to have one station on 24 hours
and the second on sometimes. The antennas they will be using are monoband
GPs (40-10m). Subject to a reliable Internet connection, they will upload
their logs to ClubLog on a daily basis. Otherwise the complete logs will
be uploaded upon their return. QSL via DL2AWG (OQRS, direct, by the Bureau).
For more details and updates, see:

MJ, JERSEY. Kazunori, M0CFW/JK3GAD, will be active as MJ5Z during the CQ
WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry.
QSL via LoTW or via M0CFW. Look for activity before and after the contest
using the callsign MJ0CFW.

MJ, JERSEY. A group of Czech operators will be active as MJ0ICD from
the Island of Jersey (EU-013) between July 21-27th. Their main activity
will be an entry in the RGSB IOTA Contest. The operators will also use
their own callsigns/MJ during the daily operations. Activity will be on
160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They are also taking
equipment for 6m and 2m. QSL MJ0ICD via OK1BIL. Operators mentioned are
Marek/OK1BIL, David/OK1DBS, Libor/OK1DOL, Vladislav/OK1FIK, Jan/OK1NP
and Josef/OK1XC. The group does have a Web page at:

NCDXF NEWS. The Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) sent out the
following Press Release on April 7th: The following officers were elected
at the annual board meeting of the NCDXF in Visalia, California, on
April 5, 2014.
President, Tom Berson, ND2T
Vice President, Glenn Johnson, W0GJ
Secretary, Kip Edwards, W6SZN
Treasurer, Don Greenbaum, N1DG
Directors: Steve Merchant, K6AW
John Miller, K6MM
Glenn Rattmann, K6NA
Ned Stearns, AA7A
Glenn Vinson, W6OTC

In the past year we were saddened with the loss of three previous
directors of NCDXF: Lee Shaklee/W6BH, Jack Troster/W6ISQ, (both founders
of NCDXF) & Bruce Butler/W6OSP.
Rusty Epps/W6OAT and Ken Anderson/K6TA retired from the board this year
and were thanked for their many years of service.
Our scholarship funds will be directed toward supporting new DXers (age
25 or less) at CT University sessions over the next two years.
Over the last year NCDXF provided approximately $99,000 to support
DXpeditions to the rare and most difficult entities.
At the International DX Convention banquet, we were presented a generous
check of $12,000 from the Southern California DX Club.
The board is grateful for the generous contributions from the DX
community, without such support, DXpeditions to the Most Wanted and hard
to get to entities would not happen. Have you donated yet? You can make
your contribution on the website:

Glenn Johnson, W0GJ
Vice President

NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Yuriy, N2TTA, will once again be active from
here as NP2P during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a Single-
Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.

Apr/14th AN Apr/17th AN Apr/19th AN
Apr/15th AN Apr/18th AN Apr/20th AN
Apr/16th AN

----------------- ------ -------- ------
AN - Above Normal Quiet K=0-1 0-7
HN - High Normal Unsettled K=2 8-15
LN - Low Normal Active K=3 16-29
BN - Below Normal Minor Storm K=4 30-49
DIS - Disturbed Major Storm K=5 50-99
VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9 100-400

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (April 13th)
5P0O via OZ1GDI HG3M via HA3MY OM8A via OM2VL
7X2BDX via IK2DUW K7M via N7ACS P29NO via EA5GL
A35X via N3SL KH0/JH1BXH via JH1BXH PA530ROT via PA0ABM
AH0J via JA1NVF KH7Y via EA5GL PJ4H via DL3KMS
DA0WCA via DL7RAG (*) L27D via LW5ER T88QX via DF8DX
EI0PL via EI5JQ OK5T via OK1VSL YP10NATO via YP10NATO (e/L)
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only
(O) OQRS only
(*) Don't send your card; all QSOs will be confirmed automatically.

QSL MANAGER. Alfredo, IK7JWX, states that he is the QSL Manager for
the following (by the Bureau or direct): 5C2J, 5C2J/P, 5I0DX, TS8P,
TS8TI and ZA0IS (Dec. 2002). See for details.

and YU5R

N8A, OF9X, OG0A, OH0B, T32TV, T33A, TY1TT, UK9AA, VK9X/K7CO, W8A,
YF1AR/4, YN2NC, YW5X, Z81R, Z81X, ZV0FWA, ZS8A and ZS8C

SV9AHZ, SV0/XBN/9, SX1912K, SX5KL, SX9S and SX0HQ

T30, WESTERN KIRIBATI (Update). A 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 2-15th. 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. Suggested
frequencies are:
CW - 1814.5, 3526, 7026, 10119, 14026, 18086, 21026, 24906 and 28026 kHz
SSB - 1849, 3805, 7095, 7182, 14210, 18120, 21255, 24955 and 28455 kHz
RTTY - 3595, 7046, 10137, 14090, 18099, 21090, 24918 and 28090 kHz
6m - 50120/CW and 50120/SSB

QSL Manager is DL4SVA. QSL via OQRS (see Web page), direct, by the
Bureau and logs will be uploaded to LoTW at a later date. A Web page
will is now available at:

T8, PALAU (Update). Operators Fujio/JA1SVP and Takeo/JR1GSE will be active
as T88FA and T88TH, respectively, from VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room)
on Koror Island (OC-009) between May 16-19th. Activity will be on 160-6
meters, including 30/17/12m, using CW, SSB and RTTY. T88TH (JR1GSE) will
operate mainly SSB and some CW. While T88FA (JA1SVP) will operate mainly
CW and RTTY. Main rig is an IC-756 with a TL-933 (possibly other rigs).
Antennas are a 160m sloper, 80/75/40/30m Inverted-V and 20-6m Yagi. QSL
T88FA via JA1SVP, and T88TH via JR1GSE. Both either direct or by the
Bureau. For more details about the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room),

T8, PALAU. Operators Kenji/JH1BGH and 7K1HLJ will be active as T88WI and
T88WH, respectively, from VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror
Island (OC-009) between May 20-28th. Specific bands and modes were not
provided (Probably the same as the above operation). QSL T88WI via JH1BGH
and T88WH via 7K1HLJ.

TK, CORSICA (EU-014). Alex, IW5ELA, will once again be active as TK/IW5ELA
from Calvi between April 25th and May 1st. Activity will be holiday style
on 40/20/15/12 meters (maybe 6m) and mainly on CW. He will use a FT857
w/100w into a vertical antenna. QSL via his home callsign.

TM02/TM62, FRANCE (Special Event). Look for the following special event
stations to commemorate WWI (1914-1918):
TM02REF will be active April 13th from 8 to 18 local time
TM62PGM will be active from April 14-15th from 8 to 18 local time.

TM70, FRANCE (Special Event). Members of the Loos DX Gang will be active
using the special callsign TM70DD (D Day) between June 5-19th, to com-
memorate the 70th anniversary of the allied landing in France. QSL via
F5JYD, by the French REF Bureau (Only this Bureau will be used) or direct

V6, MICRONESIA. Shu, JA1FMN, will be active as V63PSK from Weno Island
(in the Chuuk State; also known as Moen Island; IOTA OC-011) between
May 14-17th. Activity will be holiday style on 20-10 meters using PSK
and JT65A. QSL via JA1FMN, by the Bureau, direct or eQSL.

Z3, MACEDONIA. The "60m News" reports that Macedonia has granted at
lease 16 stations permission to start operating on 60 meters on May 1st.
The RSM (Radio Society of Macedonia) requested permission for a group of
16 dedicated radio amateurs with good experience, although the permission
is given to RSM as an organization - not to individuals. The RSM is given
discretion to modify the list so this list may be extended. The following
are currently listed: Z31CZ, Z31MM, Z32ID, Z32M, Z33A, Z33F, Z34M, Z35B,
Z35F, Z35G, Z35T, Z35W, Z36W, Z39A, Z39Z, and Z30A.

ZK3, TOKELAU (Update). Operators Jacek/SP5EAQ and Marcin/SP5ES plan to
be active from Nukunonu Atoll starting October 8th, for a period of three
weeks. However, the dates may change due to the unpredictability of trans-
port. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. Jacek operates
only SSB, while Marcin SSB and CW. They expect to receive the callsigns
ZK3Q (SP5EAQ) and ZK3E (SP5ES) -- callsigns to be confirmed. QSL route
TBD. For more details and updates, see:
ADDED NOTE: There may be some activity from Apia, Samoa (5W) planned
during their return back (early November).

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