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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1159
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1159
April 21, 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, N1RR, NC1L, NJ1Q & W1AW, WA2HMM, N3SL,
NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5GS, WB6RSE, K8BL,
K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9HBH, W9ILY, AT International, BD4CZX,
DH7WW, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net,
E21EIC, EA8CNR, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH &
425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IZ8IYX, ON4CAS, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX
News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ &
ICPO, VE3LYC and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX
*** SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR: My family and I would like to wish a "Happy
Easter" to those who celebrate this special and holy holiday. This
year is a very special holiday for my wife and I because we would
also like to congratulate our daughter and son-in-law on their new
arrival and our second grandchild (first granddaughter) "Lilly Grace"
- born (while I was watching my grandson and putting the finish
touches on last week's bulletin) April 13th, 9 lbs 11 oz. and
21 1/4 in. long.... 73 de Tedd KB8NW/4
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 13th-April, through Sunday, 20th-April there were 224
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 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, CY0,
D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX,
EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU,
GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6,
J7, J8, 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, PY0F, PZ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5,
SV9, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK,
UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8,
VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, 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".
3D2, FIJI ISLANDS. Operators Rocco/DG5AA, Rich/DK8YY and Dieter/DL1AWD
will be active as 3D2RH from the Fiji Islands between April 23rd and May
4th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
QSL for this activation only via DH7WW - by the Bureau or direct (not via
5J0, SAN ANDRES (Reminder). By the time you read this, Tim, LW9EOC,
will be active as 5J0T from San Andres Island (NA-033) until April 25th.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home
7P, LESOTHO (Update). Just a reminder/update that operators Frosty/K5LBU,
San/K5YY, Dick/K9APW, Joel/N5JR, Joel/G8APB, Marco/HB9OCR and Roger/ZS6RJ
will be active as 7P8CF, 7P8YY, 7P8RL, 7P8JR, 7P8CP, 7P8MH and 7P8RJ,
respectively, from Roma in the Maseru District (WW Loc. KG30) between
April 22nd and May 1st. Activity will be on all bands and modes using
2X Kenwood TS-590s, 1X Yaesu FTDX 3000D, 2X Expert 1K-FA's, 1X Expert
2F-FA, 1X Tennadyne T6 Log Per., 2X NA4RR Hexbeams and 1 X Inverted L
for lowbands. QSL via operator's home callsign or listen for operators'
instructions. For more details and updates, visit:
A3, TONGA. Masa, JA0RQV, will once again be active from Tonga. This time
he will activate Niuatoputapu Island (OC-191) at the very small northern
end of Tongan territory, and will signing as A35JP/P between May 28th
and June 3rd. Operations will be on 80-6 meters using CW and SSB. His
equipment is an IC-7000 (w/100W) into a vertical antenna. Activity will
be limited and much is depending on the availability of electric power
since there is no commercial electric power at all. He must find a gen-
erator or car battery. In case his flight is cancelled, Masa will be
active from Vava'u Island (OC-064) or Tongatapu Island (OC-049) instead.
QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, direct (SASE w/1 IRC) or LoTW.
For more details and updates, visit his Blog page at:
AM8/AO8/EA8/EF8, CANARY ISLANDS (Special Activity). Members of the Amateur
Radio Union of Las Palmas (EA8URL) on Gran Canaria Island plan the following
various activities during the Spring/Summer of this year:
May 3-12th - Callsign AM8RC; Special callsign for the 150th anniversary
of the Red Cross, activated EA8URL partners Indicative.
May 9th - Assembly
May 11th - Callsign AM8RC; Close of business on any day of Radio from URL
May 17-18th - Callsign EF8U; His Majesty the King of Spain CW Contest.
June 6th - Conference on "Radiant Systems" by Juan Flores, EA8AYU
June 28-29th - Callsign EF8U; His Majesty the King of Spain SSB Contest.
July 19-20th - Callsign EF8U; National Competition CNCW Telegraph
August 16-17th - Callsign AO8LH; International Weekend Lighthouse (GDXGC
August 30th to
September 14th - Callsign AO8BWC; Special callsign for the World Basketball
Championship, activated EA8URL partners. Las Palmas city
hosted the World Basketball
September 14th - Callsign AO8BWC; Close of business on any day of Radio
September 27-28th - Callsign EF8U; CQ WW RTTY Contest
BEST COMMUNICATION AWARD (by DxCoffee). The following was a press release:
DxCoffee has created an Award aimed at Dxpeditions. As you know, there are
already several awards of this kind. Our Award, though, takes into account
only the Communication aspect of a Dxpedition, that is, we mean to award
the Dxpedition that has communicated with the ham community in the best
way, providing "information" about its operation. By "information" we mean
a bit of everything: from daily reports, to pictures, videos, forums,
propagation hints, on line logs, advices on how to work the Dxpedition,
etc. Clearly, most of these functions are implemented through the main
instrument: the Dxpedition website, but other channels can also be used,
such as bullettins sent by pilots or qsl managers or mailing lists. Every
year, we will award a Dxpedition that has taken place in the preceding
year. This year, we will present this Award for the first time at the
Dxcoffee Party in Milazzo, Sicily, on May 17-18th. These are the rules
of this award:
1) The online magazine DxCoffee (Authorization & Registration: Court
of Vibo Valentia -Italy n. 3, March 20, 2012) establishes the "Best
Communications Award By DxCoffee."
2) The prize is located at the Office of the Publisher for DxCoffee
3) DxCoffee calls a Committee for the "Best Communication Award by
DxCoffee", presided over by an Award Manager and DxCoffee's Chief
Editor. Members of the Committee are the DxCoffee staff members
and those who forward their application to the Committee's Presidency.
4) The Committee annually presents the "Best Communication Award" to
the best DxPedition (team or a single operator) among the operations
that took place during the preceding year.
5) Operations to be evaluated include those that have been most diligent
in managing and promulgating information through the means of communi-
cation and have shown a marked communications ability (website, use
of languages, press releases, bulletins, blogs, articles, pictures,
logos, news usability, etc...).
6) The Committee shall make public the reasons for Award selection.
7) Under special circumstances, more than one Award could be presented
for the same year.
8) All decisions are final.
9) The Award is presented free of charge.
10) DxCoffee institutes the "Best Communication Award" honor roll.
* Transient rule: the first Award will be presented in 2014 to a 2013
Chief Editor Pasquale La Gamba IZ8IYX / K8IYX
Award Manager Fabrizio Valdirosa IU0BMP
DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that
the following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
VK9MT Mellish Reef; 2014 Operation
E2, THAILAND. Champ, E21EIC, informs OPDX, "I am going back home in
Southern Thailand and I will operate as E21EIC/8 between April 19-25th.
QSL via E21EIC."
EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS. By the time you read this, Francois, ON4LO, should
be active as EA6/ON4LO/P from Mallorca Island (EU-005) until May 15th.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB. He also plans to activate
different lighthouses on the island. QSL via his home callsign, by the
Bureau or direct.
HERITAGE DAY 2014 (Without any borders). Being one of the most important
heritage events in Flanders and Brussels, the 2014 Heritage Day will be
held on April 27th. This year's motto is "without any borders".
With the slogan "A World of Dits and Dahs" the Belgian IARU Society UBA
takes part in this event emphasizing Morse code as cultural heritage.
Between April 15th and May 14th, ten special event stations will be active
from various locations: OS10M, OS11M, OS12M, OS13M, OS14M, OS15M, OS16M,
OS17M, OS18M and OS19M. QSL cards will automatically be sent out via the
QSL Bureau. An online log is available at <http://livelog.on4aol.be/>.
The UBA is issuing a free commemorative award for working the above
mentioned special event stations. Only CW contacts are valid towards the
Award requirements: Your Number of different
QTH OS1xM stations needed
Europe, except Belgium 5
Outside Europe 3
To apply for the award, simply send your log extract via e-mail to
<firstname.lastname@example.org> no later than June 30th, 2014. Awards will be sent via
e-mail after conclusion of the event.
HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (NA-096) . By the time you read this, Juergen,
DL4SDW, will be active as homecall/HI3 from the Villa Gonzales until
May 15th. His activity on the HF bands will be mostly CW using 100 watts
into wire antennas. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau (preferred)
AS-143. A group of Chinese hams will be active from the rare Yongxing
Island, Paracel Islands, sometime between April 21st and May
10th. The actual operation period depends on the schedule of
the ship. Only one radio is allowed to be on the air 24 hours
around the clock due to the limit of operators by the local
authority. The assigned callsign will be B7CRA. Operators
mentioned are Terry/BA7NQ, Che/BA7CK, De/BA7JA, Dick/BD7YC,
Lin/BI7IOB and Vange/BA7IO. Equipment listed: 2xICOM 756PRO3
with 2x1KFA, 2xSB and 1 GP. QSL via BA4EG.
EU-032. Didier, F4ELJ, will be active as F4ELJ/P from Oleron Island
(DIFM AT-025) between May 3-10th. Activity will be on the
HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau
EU-047. Oliver, DK7TX, will be active as DK7TX/P from Spiekeroog
Island between June 11-17th. Activity will be mostly on
20/15/10 meters. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau
OC-218. Operators Cezar/VE3LYC and Johan/PA3EXX will attempt to
activate Matthew Island for a period of 4 days during the
10 days of September. The licensing authority of New Caledonia
has approved for this operation the special callsign TX4A.
Last operation from this IOTA took place 17 years ago, and
the group is in demand by 94% of the IOTA members. Due to
the remote location of this island, sailing from Noumea to
Matthew Island return is expected to take 5 days. This will
be not only a very difficult, but also very expensive project.
The team is actively looking for financial support from groups
and individuals who wish to assist in defraying some of the
project costs. Donations can be sent to Cezar by PayPal at
<email@example.com> or by mail. All contributions will be
acknowledged on the expedition Web site, which will be available
in due course.
OC-122/ A team of four to five operators led by John/YB5NOF and Anton/
OC-109. YB5QZ are planning to activate Tambelan Islands as YE5T starting
around May 10th for 10 days. Some of the team may also activate
Natuna Selatan Islands (OC-109) during this time. QSL via W2FB,
direct or by the Bureau.
NORTH/SOUTH AMERICAN AND GREY NOMAD DX VACATION. To celebrate 31 years
of DXing, Mal, VK6LC, will start a Northern American tour for 34 days
through the W6, W7, W9 and W4 areas between May 1-31st, signing area/VK6LC
on an Amtrak Railway on 146.520 MHz FM. He will then join up with Pedro,
HK3JJH, in what they are calling a "Grey Nomad DX Vacation" to celebrate
their 20 year reunion of DXing for the month of June. Mal will be in South
America for 42 days. These two well known retired Island DXpeditioners
will then travel and activate the Amazon as HK9 and the San Andres, HK0.
Mal's tentative schedule is as follows:
June 5-9th - HK9/VK6LC, the Amazon Jungle, Colombia.
June 13-17th - HK0/VK6LC, San Andres, Colombia.
June 18-24th - HK3/VK6LC, Bogota, Colombia.
June 26-29th and July 9-12th - CE3/VK6LC, Santiago, Chile.
July 1-7th - PT7/VK6LC, Fortaleza, Brazil.
OFFICERS FOR 2014-2015. On Monday, April 7th, the members of Northern
Ohio DX Association (NODXA) re-elected and elected (*) the following to
serve as officers between May 2014 and April 2015:
President: Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
*Vice President: Dennis Jakubisin, WB8K
Secretary: Glenn Williams, AF8C
Treasurer: Mary Michaelis, N8DMM
Newsletter Editor: David Autry, WD8IOU
For more information about NODXA, check out the NODXA's Web site
and FaceBook pages at: http://www.nodxa.org
P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will be active as P44W from Aruba (SA-036) during
the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry. He will be there between May 22-28th. Operations outside of the
contest are usually on 160/80m and 30/17/12 meters as time permits. Watch
160m on the hour and 80m on the half hour. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2MM,
Bureau cards are no longer accepted as of 12/31/2013. Logs will be loaded
on LoTW upon his return to the USA.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (April 21-27th)....
Apr/21st AN Apr/24th AN Apr/26th AN
Apr/22nd AN Apr/25th AN Apr/27th 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 (April 16th)
BA7CK via BA4TB HC2SL via HD2A TM8BIRD via F5INJ
DP3D via DK3KD (d) HF0JP2S via SQ8GBE VI2ATZ50 via VK2ATZ
EG7SCM via EA7URM HG45HS via HA5HS XE2/AE5KC via AE5KC
EH4GT via EA4TE OS16M via ON1DX
EH6ARD via EA6QY SV0XAF/8 via HB9EBC
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only
(O) OQRS only
A35V/A35X QSLING. Chris and Keith should be home, or very near, by the
time you read this. Final logs will be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW
upon their return. Many log correction requests have been received by
Chris and Steve, N3SL, their Manager. We will take care of the edits,
don't worry. The OQRS option via ClubLog will NOT be enabled until
later in the year - likely November or December. In the meantime,
those who wish to use PayPal for direct cards may do so to
"siouxdx<at>aol.com" account. DX minimum is 2 USDs. US stations 1 USD
is sufficient. They do not need your QSL! Be aware that cards will not
be printed until June or July, so be patient.
VU4K QSLS. Krish, W4VKU (aka VU4K), is doing some redesigning of his
VU4K QSL cards. He estimates at least a 3 to 4 week turn around on the
new proof. If it is ok, he will approve it. When the printer returns
the finished cards to him, he will start sending them out. He suggests
to read/review his QSL procedures at the QRZ.com site for VU4K.
ZL7AAA 10M SSB QSO TIME GLITCH. If you have been puzzled or wondering
why your 10m QSO is not in the log and cannot get a QSL via the OQRS,
OPDX was informed about a log glitch in the ZL7AAA 10m QSO times.
The operator used local time in the log instead of Zulu. ClubLog
is rejecting QSOs if Zulu time is used/input for the OQRS.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5H3MB, A35X, CT1DKS, DM5BB, FT5ZM, FW5JJ, G3LHJ,
JA9BFN, JR2TER, LX1ER, OH3OJ/8, OK2BZ, PA0MJM, S9TF, T33A, VE2DDZ,
VK9MT, VK9X/K7CO and XZ1J
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5H1Z/3, EA9/DL2RNS, EP3HF, EX8MLE, FT5ZM,
HL5FUA, J38XX, J79WTA, JD1BOI, JI5RPT/6, MJ/K8PT, VP5/N0AT, VP2MXI,
WT6H, XZ1J and YJ0OU
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5B4AII, 7O2A, A65BR, DE0WAF, DE6SWR,
DG4YIR, DS1QMV, DS2KGJ, HC2AO, HC2/RC5A, JA0SEH, JA1RJU, JA1VLK, JA5FFJ,
JE1CCD, JE2UAZ, JG2NIR, JM1FHL, JM1IGJ, JR6EZE, JT1CA, JT7WFF, JT50SSB,
KH6SAT, RI1ANF, RI1ANP, RJ3AA, SQ7KGA, SU9AF, TA7/R3GM, UB0CAF, UB3AEB,
S0, WESTERN SAHARA (Update). Naama, S01A, has delayed his activity until
early May because he did not receive the new equipment and antennas in time.
Operators S01A, S01WS (club station "Amateur Radio Union Sahrawi") and S01AH
are expected to receive their equipment at the end of April. Having over-
come the technical and installation of multiple antennas problems, the
maximum expected operating bands will be on 80-6 meters. They will be
using three bazooka antennas, one for 60 meters. Naama apologizes
for the short activity on March 9th. An equipment failure prevented him
from continuing his activity. It is important to note that this DXpedition
from the "Radio Club Amateur Radio Union of Sahrawi" (URS) is to help
the Sahrawi operators develop their hobby on minimum technical conditions.
Operators Naama/S01A, Man/S01AH and the URS/S01WS will operate on 60
meters, on 5366.5, 5371.5, 5380.5, 5398.5 and 5403.5 kHz USB. Naama and
Man have a license to operate CW on this band on 5.368, 5.373, 5.382 and
5.405 kHz. It is suggested to watch the following for updates and news:
TK1, CORSICA. An Italian group calling themselves "NOLOGO Independent DXers"
will be on a "Springbreak Expedition" operating as TK1R from Corsica between
April 30th and May 4th. Operators mentioned are Tony/IZ2ESV, Andrea/IZ2LSC,
Ivano/I2RFJ, Bruno/IW3HXR, Claudio/IK3HAR and Alberto/IV3BSY. Activity will
have an emphasis on the Digital modes and the 30/17/12m bands. The group
also plans to be an entry in the ARI International DX Contest (May 3-4th).
QSL via IK2DUW. Look for more details and updates on the QRZ.com page.
TK4, CORSICA. Julien, F4FJZ, will be active as TK4QL from Corsica between
May and October. Activity will be mostly mobile as TK4QL/M with operations
on 17/15/12/10 meters using his FT-840 with 100 watts and a mobile antennas.
Listen for QSL info or check QRZ.com. His home callsign on QRZ.com states
QSL only direct or eQSL.
VK9MT (Final Press Release - Mellish Reef 2014). Dated April 17th [edited]:
VK9MT Mellish Reef was activated on 30th March at 04:34z with ZL4PW first
in the log and went QRT on 4th April at 1353z with JL1MTY closing the log.
Our decision to leave the island didn’t come easily; safety was always
the first priority. Just as the last QSO was made it became clear we could
not remain on the island another day. It was 01:00 (local) when the rain
began. The wind was blowing at about 35 - 40 knots; we had water infil-
trating the operating tents and the antennas were taking a severe beating.
Over the 6 days we were on the island the weather grew progressively worse
After a short meeting the on-island operators decided to QRT and begin
packing the equipment in pelican cases for protection. We spent the next
several hours packing equipment using head and hand torches.
When the Zodiac arrived for the 6AM shift change we began taking down
the antennas and tents. Once the storm was officially declared Cyclone
Ita there was no question we made the correct decision.
Our 10 day goal was 80,000 QSOs and as much RTTY as possible. In 5 days
we made 40,000 Qs which put us on track for the original target.
ClubLog QSO summary:
Europe 36.1%, Asia 29.8%, North America 29.1%, Oceania 3.4%, South
America 1.2% and Africa 0.4%.
Modes: CW 61%, SSB 30.5% and RTTY 8.6%
All Time New One: All modes 26.1%
Unique Calls: 32.1%
The team of eleven operators and five boat crew worked well together.
The measure of success isn’t how well one follows the plan but instead
how we react to the unplanned. The weather required significant plan
changes. Until we arrived at the reef the skipper was unable to determine
if nighttime travel to and from the reef was possible. As it turned out,
because of the many coral heads, the reef could only be travelled during
daylight hours when the underwater coral was visible.
We watched Mellish Reef weather for weeks before leaving but Cyclone
Ita required us to improvise, adapt and overcome. We knew things would
get worse as reports of death and destruction came in from the Solomon
While disappointed, we are happy to have given ATNOs, band fills and
to have put people on the Honor Roll and Top of the Honor Roll.
We appreciate the support from the corporate sponsors, foundations,
clubs and the individual donors. When the books are closed we’ll provide
an accounting to the clubs and foundations.
The team received many e-mails from the global DX community; we thank
you for your concern, kind words and understanding.
Logs, QSLs and LoTW: Our QSL Manager Tim, M0URX, reports he’s made great
progress with busted and missing calls. ClubLog is up to date with the most
current logs, and is updated as problems are resolved.
LoTW will be uploaded at the time this Press Release is distributed.
It is estimated that the actual QSL cards will be in the mail by the
end of July.
Those donating $50USD or more do not have to request their QSL; Tim
will handle this for you.
Upcoming Hamfest Season: Several members of the VK9MT on-island team
will be attending the Dayton Hamvention and the Friedrichshafen Ham Radio -
International Exhibition for Radio Amateurs, as well as local ham club
meetings and conventions.
For additional information please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
73, Team Mellish 2014
W100, UNITED STATES (Special Event). On Tuesday, April 22nd, a team of
operators will activate W100AW on 30-10 meters using CW as propagation
permits. There will be two sessions. First from approximately 1400-1600z
and the second from 1700-1945z. QSL via LoTW. For paper QSLs: Please do
not send any QSL cards for W1AW/x portable operations, W100AW, or W1HQ
to ARRL via the Bureau. While they appreciate the thought, they do not
have room to store or file them and would rather you have fun working
all the Centennial stations. Use the link below to request cards to be
sent to you via the Bureau:
YASME FOUNDATION ELECTS DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS (Press Release). At its
annual meeting held at the 2014 International DX Convention in Visalia,
California, the Board of Directors elected the following directors and
Ward Silver, N0AX, President and Director
Fred Laun, K3ZO, Vice-President and Director
Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Treasurer and Director
Kip Edwards, W6SZN, Secretary and Director
Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director
Bob Vallio, W6RGG, Director
The YASME Foundation is sponsoring a two-page insert in the July-August
2014 Special Edition of the National Contest Journal that will describe
the mission of The YASME Foundation; acknowledge the work of its Webmaster,
Awards Manager, and QSL Manager; and invite non-participants in WRTC-2014
to a party to be held in their honor at the opening of WRTC-2014.
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 infor-
mation about The YASME Foundation, visit our website at <www.yasme.org>.
Ward Silver, N0AX, President
The YASME Foundation
Board of Directors: 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
Bob Vallio, W6RGG, Director
YW0, AVES ISLAND. The YW0A team announced on April 16th, that their
co-leader YV5RED received a phone call from Navy Authorities confirming
their sailing date. Details will be released once the team receives
their return date. It is suggested to watch the following media Web
pages for updates at:
DXpedition's Web page - http://www.avesisland.info
4M5DX Group's Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/4M5DX
4M5DX Group's Twitter page - https://twitter.com/4m5dxgroup
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SPECIAL NOTE BY EDITOR (Updated 09/15/2013): If you are having a problem
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Editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin (OPDX - DXer's Tool of Excellence)
President of the "Northern Ohio DX Association" (NODXA)
DX Chairman for the "Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society
ARRL Assistant Director of the Great Lakes Division
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