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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1161
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1161
May 5, 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
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(MMMonVHF), XE3N and YF1AR for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 27th-April, through Sunday, 4th-May there were 223 countries
active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S,
4X, 5A, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A,
9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV,
BY, C2, C3, C5, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2,
D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU,
EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW,
HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7,
J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ,
OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5,
PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32,
T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK,
UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE,
XU, YA, YB, YI, 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".
3B8, MAURITIUS (Update/Remider). By the time you read this, Robert, M0RCX,
should be active as 3B8/M0RCX from Mauritius until May 28th. He informed
OPDX several weeks ago (OPDX.1146) 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. 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 QRZ.com
under 3B8M0RCX. He has already posted suggested frequencies on his FaceBook
CW - 7012, 10116, 14012, 18086, 21012, 24906 and 28012 kHz
SSB - 7095, 14210, 18120, 21255, 24945 and 28440 kHz
RTTY - 7040, 10137, 14077, 18106, 21098, 24920 and 28110 kHz
PSK - 7035, 10132, 18100, 21080, 24920 and 28120 kHz
6m - 50102/CW and 50115/SSB
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.
For updates and pictures, check out his FaceBook and Twitter pages:
3D2, FIJI. Aki, JA1NLX, will be active as 3D2YA from Mana Island (OC-121)
in the Mamanuca group between October 3-9th. Activity will be on 30-10
meters using mainly CW and some SSB/Digital, if possible. QSL via JA1NLX,
direct or via the OQRS. DO NOT SEND VIA THE BUREAU. NO IRC. For more
details, see: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~yy7a-ysd/3D2YA_2014.htm
4K, AZERBAIJAN. Jeff, N6GQ, will be active as 4K9Z from here between
June 20-25th. No other details were provided. QSL via LoTW.
7Q, MALAWI. Operators Karl/DK2WV and Heino/DJ9AF will be active as 7Q7WV
from Radio Dinosaur FM at the Karonga Museum between May 6-21st. Activity
will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies:
1827 (1817 JA only), 3507 and 7007 kHz. QSL via DK2WV for direct (see
Web page). An OQRS will be available for direct, Bureau or LoTW. Visit
their Web page at: http://www.mdxc.org/7q7vw
C6, BAHAMAS. Jay, K2TTT, will be active as C6ATT from Cable Beach, New
Providence Island (NA-001) between June 7-21st. Activity will be holiday
style on 40-6 meters. Jay can usually be found in the ARRL VHF Contest
(June 14-16th). QSL via K2TTT.
DAYTON HAMVENTION NEWS (Press Release). The SouthWest Ohio DX Association
(SWODXA) has announced the final details on the 29th annual DXDinner and
the DX Forum; both held in conjunction with the 2014 Dayton Hamvention®.
The DXDinner will be on Friday, May 16th, 2014, at the Dayton Marriott,
1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409. There will be a cash bar starting
at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 7:00. Following the meal, there will be
a separate room and cash bar available for more fellowship. There will be
drawings at the end of the dinner for major prizes. Dave Collingham, K3LP,
will be the keynote speaker. The CQ Hall of Fame will announce their next
inductees, the 2014 DXPedition of the Year will be announced and there just
might be an additional surprise or two! This is an excellent opportunity to
meet new hams and to renew old acquaintances as well as to learn about past
DXpeditions and those in the planning stages.
The DXForum will be held on Saturday, May 17th, in Forum Room 1 at Hara
Arena. The program will include "K9W - Wake Island" by John Miller, K6MM;
"T33A - Banaba Island" by Dr. Jay Garlitz, AA4FL; "VU7AG - Lakshadweep
Island" by Krish Kanakasapapathi, W4VKU/VU2VKU and "FT5ZM - Amsterdam
Island" by Dr. Ralph Fedor, K0IR. Raffle tickets will be available to have
a chance to win a Yaesu FT-1200.
"Come and See, Come and Learn, Come and have a Good Time."
For more information and to order dinner tickets, visit
<WWW.SWODXAEVENTS.ORG> and follow us on Twitter (@SWODXA).
E20, THAILAND. Champ, E21EIC, informs OPDX that he received a new club
callsign E20AX (hosted by E21EIC's station) from the NBTC this past week.
This new callsign will be used for training new hams, contests and guest
operators. QSL via E21EIC (OQRS) and LoTW.
EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS. Hellmuth, DF7XE, will once again be active as
EA6/DF7XE from the Isla de Formentera (EU-004, DIE E-024, MIA MB-002,
WLOTA LH-1148), May 14-26th. Activity will be holiday style on 160-10
meters using CW, SSB, PSK31 and RTTY, with 100 watts into a vertical.
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
ET, ETHIOPIA. Ulli, DL9WVM, continues to be active from the ET3AA club
station in Addis Ababa until May 7th. Activity has been CW only and mainly
on 15 meters. QSL ET3AA via N2OO (QSL Manager).
GM, SCOTLAND (Update/SCOTIA Islands Op). Andre, GM3VLB (ex-5Z4KL), SCOTIA
expedition leader, will team up with Alex, G0DHZ, to spend 3 weeks activ-
ating Scottish Islands starting May 5th. Andre informs OPDX that they
may activate anywhere between 9 to 14 islands. Almost all activations
are dependent on WX permitting, transportation and tides. Some of the
islands mentioned are (proposed activation in probable order, but unknown
dates) Horse, Kerrera, Iona, Staffa, Ulva, maybe Eorsa and/or Inch Kenneth,
Calve, Lismore, Mhic Chrion and Danna. Andre states, "If we have been
fortunate with the afore-mentioned conditions and we have any time left
(before Alex returns to G-land), I may be able to arrange Fidra and/or
Incholm. All IOTA and SCOTIA references can be found on Andre's Web site
at <www.gm3vlb.com>. QSLs for GM3VLB are direct. GM0DHZ will be via
eQSL, to GM0DHZ or direct to G0DHZ or by the Bureau.
AF-018. Operator Raffaele, IH9YMC, will be active from Pantelleria
Island (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WW Loc. JM56XT), African Italy,
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via eQSL.
EU-008. Gordon, MM0GOR, will be active as MM0GOR/p during the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) from the Isle of Islay (IOSA
NH22, SCOTIA CS25, WLOTA 1826), Inner Hebrides. QSL via his
home callsign, the Bureau preferred.
EU-009. Members of the Stockport Radio Society will be active as GM5O
from Orkney Island (IOSA OR01, SCOTIA OI14) during the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. Operators
mentioned are Sarah/2E0KUH, Carsten/G0SYP, Dave/G0LZL,
Bernard/G3SHF, Tom/M0DCG, Evan/M0TJU, Pete/M1PTR and Kieron/
M5KJM. QSL via M5KJM, by the Bureau or direct.
EU-034. Operators Jaakko/OG1J, Kari/OH3BJL, Keijo/OH3HPV, Ari/OH3KAV
and Veikko/OH3LB to be active as ES0/OI3V from Hiiumaa Island
(WLOTA 2017, WWFF ESFF-045) between May 29th and June 1st.
Activity will be on all bands and modes, propagation permit-
ting. QSL via OI3V, by the Bureau or direct.
EU-038. Operators Eddy/ON6EF, Jan/ON6VJ and Raf/ON5RZ will be active
as PA/OT1S from Terschelling Island (WLOTA 0943) between May
29-31st. Activity will be on 80-6 meters (including 30/17/12m)
using SSB only. QSL via ON6EF, Bureau preferred.
EU-049. Five members of the Sands Contest Group from Morecambe, England,
will once again be visiting the Island Samos (GIOTA SAS-006, MIA
MG-099, WLOTA 4163), for a holiday and DXpedition between May
14-30th. The group will be using the callsign SZ8S (kindly
loaned to them by the Aegean Radio Association), and operating
from the Radio House at Zervou Point above Samos town. Operators
mentioned are Barrie/G1JYB, Steve/G1TLQ, Stephany/G1LAT, Hughie/
G4UME and Frank/G8BME. QSL "ONLY" direct via G1LAT the QSL
Manager in the UK (w/SASE and outside the UK w/SAE + 1 IRC or
2 USDs). QSLs by the Bureau or eQSL are via M0SCG. PLEASE DO
NOT SEND ANY QSLS TO THE LISTED ADDRESS FOR SZ8S (FOR THIS
DXPEDITION), AS YOU WILL NOT GET A REPLY. AS THIS IS THE
AEGEAN RADIO ASSOCIATION’S SPECIAL CALLSIGN.
EU-130. Bodo, DF8DX, will be active as IV3/DF8DX from Grado Island
(IIA F001) between July 25-29th. Activity will be on the HF
bands using 100 watts into a vertical antenna. His focus will
be on the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via DF8DX,
direct or by the Bureau.
EU-174. Laci, HA0HW, will once again be active from Thassos Island
(GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA LH-4186, QRA KN20HS), as
SW8WW (ex-J48HW) between May 22nd and June 3th. He will operate
mainly CW, with some SSB and RTTY, on the HF bands (usually on
40/30/20/17/12/10 meters) and on 6 meters. He will enter the
CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.
His rigs are usually a FT-840 with a MOS-FET amplifier (300-400
watts) and an IC-706 (for 6m only). Antennas are a monoband Gps
and dipoles on fishing poles. QSL via his home callsign, direct,
by the HA Bureau, or by the OQRS via ClubLog is 'OK' as well.
OC-107. Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/5 from Singkep Island,
in the Natuna Selatan Island IOTA Group, between May 12-15th.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL
via the OQRS on ClubLog, LoTW and eQSL. See QRZ.com for more
OC-109. Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/5 from Midai Island,
in the Lingga Island IOTA Group, between May 18-25th. Activity
will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via the
OQRS on ClubLog, LoTW and eQSL. See QRZ.com for more QSL details.
OC-215/ Budi, YF1AR, will be on an Indian Ocean IOTA Tour during the
OC-270. month of May. The first leg will be to Simeulue Island (OC-270)
from the Teluk Sinabang LightHouse (ARLHS IDO 378) between
May 15-18th, sign YF1AR/6. His leg will be to Siberut Island
(OC-215), in the Mentawai Islands IOTA Group, from the Tanjung
Sigep LightHouse (ARLHS IDO-379) between May 24th and June 1st,
signing YF1AR/5. Activity from both places will be on 40-10
meters using mainly SSB as well as some CW and Digital modes.
Equipment is Yaesu FT 450D with tuner, 100 watts into a 40m
vertical dipole and a HB9CV 20/15/10m antenna. QSL via N2OO
for both operations. For more details, see the following Web
SA-080. Renner, PY7RP, will be active as PY7RP/6 from Tinhare Island
between May 6-12th. Activity will be holiday style using a
FT-450D and a G5RV antenna hanging on coconut trees in front
of the beach. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS or direct.
K6VVA IOTA EXPEDITIONS & QSL ROUTING. Rick, K6VVA, * The Locust, reports,
"During the next several months I may be making several IOTA Expeditions
on very short notice. There will be a NEW QSL ROUTE to be announced, so
please refer to this page >http://www.k6vva.com/iota> for more information
BEFORE sending any QSL cards. VERY IMPORTANT !!! For any latest updates,
check TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/k6vva
Rick states, "Fred, N6AWD and myself have been discussing his planned
'Retirement' from QSL Manager services for over a year." The NEW QSL
route for 2014 and future IOTA Expeditions will be announced soon at the
above Web site.
NEW DX ITALIA TEAM. The following team was announced for the 2014 DX
ITALIA HQ: Simone Bizzarri, IZ0BTV Genera Coordinator
Mario Ambrosi, I2MQP Mailing List Coordinator
Francesco Fazio, IK8WEJ Award Manager
Oreste D'Anzilio, IZ8EDJ IDXC Coordinator
Antonio Lodato, IZ8XQC QSL Service Coordinator
OJ0, MARKET REEF. Pasi, OH3WS, will be active as OJ0W from Market Reef
(EU-053) between June 2-7th. He is there as a as a voluntary worker and
will operate during his spare time. Activity will be on 40-10 meters
mostly CW. QSL via his home callsign.
P4, ARUBA. Operators Michael/K5NOT (P40TX), Douglas/W5BL (P40DL) and
Larry/W5LJW (P40LW) will be active as P40DM (group callsign) or their
own individual callsigns from Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033) in what they
are calling "a suitcase vacapedition" between May 29th and June 4th.
Activity will be on 20-6 meters, but with a focus on 10m and 6m. QSL
P40DM via K5NOT. QSL all other callsigns via their home callsign.
P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will be active as P40W from Santa Cruz, Aruba
(SA-036, WLOTA 0033), during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th)
as Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or N2MM (QRZ.com).
Look for some 30/17/12 meters and 160 meters operations before the contest
as time permits. Log will be posted to LoTW. Direct QSLs go to N2MM.
ALSO, John has ended to respond to P40W Bureau QSL card requests at
the end of 2013.
PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Andre, PP6ZZ/PY7CW, is once again active as
PY0FF from Fernando de Noronha Island (SA-003, DIB OC-01, WLOTA 1208,
WWFF PYFF-016) until May 8th. Activity will be on 30-10 meters using
CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via W9VA.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (May 5-11th)....
May/05th AN May/08th AN May/10th HN
May/06th AN May/09th LN May/11th 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.....................
5I0DX QQSL STATUS. Alfredo, IK7JWX, 5I0DX team leader, informs that
he has had some health problems, but on May 2nd, he will send all
direct 5I0DX QSL cards out.
5J0X QSL ROUTES (Beware). Cory, N1WON, was on the 5J0X team in 2003
from San Andres. The 5J0X callsign was reissued in 2013 to another
team and the info was updated on QRZ.com. PLEASE BEWARE that N1WON is
only the QSL Manager for the 2003 operation. N7QT is the QSL Manager
for the 2013 operation. Cory states that he has started to receive
QSLs for the 2013 operation.
OLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone
to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 11800 old
QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site contains:
- The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2004 to 2013) with more than
- At least one card for each 60 deleted DXCC countries (more than
- Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more
than 4000+ QSLs)
- Album for stations from North Africa 1945-1962 (400+ QSLs)
- More than 900 QSLs from the Antarctic bases.
- Nearly 270 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques
- More than 400 QSLs for the rare French Pacific Islands such as
FK/C, FO/C, FO/A, FO/M, FO/C and FW
- Nearly 100 cards from Eparses Islands such as FR/B/E/G/J/T
- The FG, FM, FP, FS, FY stations from 1945 to 1969
- More than 1700 cards for the old timer with more than 130 countries
- Cards from the French Department before 1945.
- At least one card from each of the states in the U.S. before 1945.
The URL address for the Web site is: http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr
Some cards are still needed for the collection, and your particip-
ation is welcome. Please visit their site and give them your comments
by sending an E-mail to: LesNouvellesDX@free.fr
TX6G QSLING (Update). Nigel, G3TXF, has been doing his usual amazing
job with the QSLs. All direct and bureau cards requested to date (by
mail, OQRS, etc.) have been processed within 4 weeks of their return
from the expedition. A full report, along with some photographs, appears
on Nigel's website. Once he has fully recuperated (!), Nigel will start
to look at the log inquiries that have been received to date (broken
calls, not in log, etc.). Please bear with them on this - these can
sometimes be quite time-consuming to resolve, which is why they made
it a priority to deal first with straightforward QSL requests.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2GC, 5J0T, 7P8CP, 9A3JB, EA2AAZ, EA7TV,
GS3PYE/P, GS6PUE/P, HI8LAM, HI8PLE, JJ2LPV, R7DX, SP3CUG, TJ3SN,
UT7UJ, WL7E, ZL4PW and ZP6MCE
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3B9/OE4AAC, 3C0BYP, 4S7VG, A92HK, F4FET/p,
FG8NY, FW5JJ, OX/OZ1LXJ, ST2M, T77BC, TX6G, VK5MAV/P, XE2NBW, YB4IR/P,
YB9WZJ/p, Z60WW and Z81R
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5P5CW, 9H3RX, VT8/DF9WB, DQ25GRENZE,
DR175EDS, EA8/DK5AN, FH4VOS, HB0/DK3RED/P, HB0/DL5SE,HS0ZGQ, JW/DL2JRM,
LX9DX, LX0HQ, LX75HQ, OQ200HC, PJ2/DL6LAU, T2YY and TA6/DK2WV
SILENT KEY. It is with great sadness to report that my friend, NODXA
member and propagation guru Lee C. Wical, KH6BZF, of Kaneohe, Hawaii,
became a Silent Key on May 2nd after a period of declining health. He
was 79. Lee supplied OPDX the propagation forecast for many year. The
ARRL Web page has a nice write-up about Lee at:
OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the
family and friends of KH6BZF (KH6 Bloomin' Zipper Flipper). Your Editor
and many others will surely miss him.
TC7, TURKEY. Rich, M5RIC, will be active as TC7V from Turkey during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power
entry. Look for activity before and after the contest on 160-10 meters
(no 30/17/12m) using SSB and RTTY. No CW. He will be here between October
22-28th. Skeds if needed via E-mail. Log will be uploaded to ClubLog when
he can and a log search will be available at his Web page at:
QSL via M0OXO (OQRS preferred). Full details to be put on QRZ.com.
TF, ICELAND (Reminder). Jose, EA5IDQ, will be active as TF/EA5IDQ between
May 11-22nd. This will be his first DXpedition. Activity will be holiday
style on 40-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes (PSK/JT65/RTTY).
QSL via EA5IDQ (see QRZ.com).
TY, BENIN. Patrice, LA0HF, is now active as TY2BP from Ouidah. The length
of his stay is not known at this time. Activity will be on 20/17/15/12/10/6
meters SSB. QSL via IK2IQD.
UNDX CONTEST 2014 (Rules is CHANGED!). Ivan, UN9LU, reports to look for
NEW RULES (change) in the upcoming UNDXC (May 16-17th). Details are
available here: http://kfrr.kz/?id_1=815&id_2=825&id_3=827
V4, ST. KITTS. John, W5JON/V47JA, informs OPDX that he will once again
be active as V47JA from his vacation home in Calypso Bay, St. Kitts
(NA-104, WW Loc. FK87SG), located 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, between
June 25th and August 6th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (incl. 60m)
using SSB. He will also be active during the IARU HF World Championship
Contest (July 12th), CQWW VHF Contest (July 19th), and the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 26th) on SSB as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Equipment is
a Kenwood TS-590S and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. Antennas include: a
80-10m Multi-band Dipole, and metal roof mounted S9, 18' and 31' Verticals
and 3 element Yagi for 6m. Also, XYL Cathy, W5HAM, will occasionally
operate as V47HAM. ALL QSLs go to W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.
VK0, HEARD ISLAND (Update). More details/plans have been released as well
as a new official Web page for the 2016 Heard Island VK0EK DXpedition
<http://vk0ek.org>. This DXpedition is part of a larger project called
"The Heard Island Project: Discovering Life in the Extremes", which you
can also find here: http://www.heardisland.org
The DXpedition plans to set up two sites on the island:
1) They will set up stations at the original 1997 VK0IR DXpedition
site Atlas Cove.
2) The second site Sealers Beach / Doppler Hill which is located
at Spit Bay.
The Web page states, "We expect worldwide demand for as many as 150,000
contacts, with as many as 50,000 different stations. In order to satisfy
this demand, we will operate four stations for a period of nearly three
weeks, with a team of 20 radio operators. We are developing a 'fast deploy'
strategy so that we can be on the air in one day, and break down in one
day maximize the time on the air. This will be a 'full service' operation
(all-bands, all modes), with the four stations running continuously. We
plan to dedicate one station to making only 'All-time-new-ones' (ATNOs),
giving radio operators their first contact ever with Heard Island. We will
also make special efforts to log contacts with all license class operators,
who have more limited band privileges."
Operators currently listed are Bob/KK6EK (Leader), Rich/KY6R (Co-
Organizer), Willy/HB9AHL, Adam/N2ARB, Bill/N2WB, Alan/VK6CQ, Les/W2LK,
David/WD5COV and Jackie/ZL3CW. The Web page is still under construction,
but has plently of info and pictures to look at.
W7, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Look for special event station W7C to
be active between June 15th and July 13th. The special event is for the
FIFA 2014 World Cup [in Brazil] - "Radiosporting and Soccer Uniting the
World". QSL via AC7DX. PLEASE NO BUREAU CARDS.
XE, MEXICO (Special Event). Members of Radioclub Cancun will be active
between May 7-12th during the car race "Rally Maya Mexico" with the
special callsign XE3RALLY. Activity will be on 40-10 meters. They will
also activate some rare grids on 6 meters and the satellite from the
Yucatan Peninsula. Look for them on the satellite FO-29 and from Grids
EL61, EL60, EL50, EK59, EK49, and EL40. QSL via XE3RCC and LoTW. Their
website is: http://www.xe3rally.info
XW, LAOS. Champ, E21EIC, will once again be active from here. Look for
him to sign XW0YJY between May 22-27th. His activity will also include
the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL
via his OQRS direct or by the Bureau. Also, LoTW after the contest.
YW0, AVES ISLAND. The YW0A team was expected to leave port on April 29th,
but was postponed due to a last minute change by the Venezuelan Navy. The
team is away for the next available date by the Navy. 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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