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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1172

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1172
BID: $OPDX.1172
July 21, 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,, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, N2YO, W2GB, NG3K & ADXO,
W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News,
KU9C, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF,,
DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G4BUO, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News,
I2MQP & DX Italia News, JA1DFK, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web
Site, Sixitalia Weekly, 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, 13th-July, through Sunday, 20th-July there were 209 countries
active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I,
4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J,
9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, 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, FH, FK, FM,
FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI,
HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K,
KG4, KH0, 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, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S5, SM, SP, SU,
SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TY, TZ, UA,
UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP9, VR, VU,
XE, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4,

* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
  more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
  First Worry Later".

5N, TANZANIA. Just a reminder that Flavio, IW2NEF, will be active as 5H1NE
from Zanzibar Island (AF-032) between July 22nd and August 6th. Activity
will be holiday style on the HF bands using SSB only. QSL via IK2DUW.

9H, MALTA (Also, ZB2). Edmondo, VA3ITA, will be active as 9H3TZ in Sliema
(WW Loc. JM75GV) between July 21-23rd. He states, "A quick and fast DX-
pedition to honor the memory of Tonino, IK0TZX, who recently passed away.
A neighbor, a friend, an elmer who introduced me to ham radio almost 20
years ago!" Activity will be on 40-2 meters, but with a focus on 20/15/6
meters. He will have a 6m beacon, 9H1SIX, in Malta on 50.023.5 MHz. His
radio equipment is a Yaesu FT-857d with a custom made antenna made by
LiriFalls antenna. After his Malta operation, Edmondo will once again go
to Gibraltar and be active as ZB2/VA3ITA between July 25-28th. Activity
will be the same. QSL via LoTW. Also, log will be uploaded to ClubLog.

BALKAN TOUR. Operators Mek/SP7VC and YL Katarzyna/SQ7OYL have announced
their next DXpedition will be to the Balkan area between August 2-17th.
They state that they will "visit some Balkan countries: Slovenia, Croatia,
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia. As usual you
can expect our activity from each country on many bands..." No other
details were provided, but stay tuned! For details and updates, see:

C2, NAURU ISLAND. Yoosuke "Yuki", JH1NBN, will once again be active as
C21BN from Nauru between July 27th and August 16th. Activity will be on
80-6 meters SSB using simple antennas with 100 watts. QSL via his home
callsign. For more details and updates, visit his Web page at:

CARIBBEAN TOUR. Rick, AI5P, will activate two islands on a holiday style
DXpedition during the months of August and September. His tentative
schedule is:   August 12-22nd  - From Grenada; callsign J3/AI5P
               August 23rd-September 1st - from Tobago; callsign 9Y4/AI5P
Activity will be on 40-10 meters using mostly CW. Equipment is an Icom 706
with 100 watts into wire antennas. QSL via AI5P.

DXCC NEWS (Bill Moore, NC1L). From "The Daily DX" -- The following news
is from K5FUV, Bill Kennamer. Feel free to pass this on to your DX friends
and clubs.
  "DXCC Manager Bill Moore, NC1L, was seriously injured in an automobile
accident about two weeks ago.  His neck was broken, leaving him paralyzed
from his upper body down, with limited movement of his arms.  Recovery
will be difficult and slow, and is not expected to be total.  Bill would
like to hear from his friends.  He is currently in the Mount Sinai Rehab
Hospital in Hartford, but cards and well wishes should be sent to
92 Reservoir Rd, Newington, CT 06111".
  Friday, K5FUV, Bill Kennamer, and I visited Bill at the rehab hospital.
We spent a few minutes with NC1L, Bill, who was extremely glad to see
us.  I gave him one of the ARRL Centennial Convention coins and told
him how successful the event was going.  He was very happy to hear the
news and the greetings from his friends.  Bill’s sister-in-law Gina was
there in the hospital and asked us to tell Bill’s friends that he would
love to hear from them.  So if possible let’s all show Bill our love and
concern for our dear friend by sending him our QSL with good wishes.
I know Bill and the family would greatly appreciate your thoughts and
prayers during this difficult time.

  Bill Moore
  92 Reservoir Road
  Newington, CT 06111

  73, Bernie,  W3UR/1 (Editor of The Daily DX)

IOTA NEWS..............
  AS-014.  Members of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) will
           once again be active as A43MI from Masirah Island between August
           7-11th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and the
           Digital modes. QSL via A47RS, direct or by the Bureau. Visit the
           ROARS's URL pages at:

  AS-150.  Operators Dale/BA4TB, Gu/BD4TS, Weihai/BD4SS and Xingang/
           BH4TVU will be active from Lingshan Island between July 24-27th.
           Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. Also, look
           for BA4TB to be active during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
           26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Bad/Mix-Mode/High-Power entry.
           QSL via their home callsigns.

  EU-014.  Noel, ON4APU/OO4O, will be active as TK/OO4O from Corsica
           during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/
           All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or by the Bureau.

  EU-016.  Operators Damir/9A3NY, Josip/9A5AX, Niksa/9A5BNC, Frane/9A5V,
           Aleksandar/9A3EAM, Tihomir/9A4BL, Ivo/9A4AO and Tommaso/IZ7ECL
           will be active as 9A4J/P from Lokrum Island during the RSGB
           IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via 9A4J,
           by the Bureau or direct to: Radio Club 'DUBROVACKO PRIMORJE',
           P.O. Box 168, DUBROVNIK HR-20000, Croatia.

  EU-024.  Operators Sergio/IS0SSY, Sauro/IK5EKB and Salvatore/IK8UND
           will be active as IS0SSY from Sardinia during the RSGB IOTA
           Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via IS0SSY.

  EU-025.  Joe, IT9RZU, will be active from Sicily Island during the
           RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
           CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign, by the
           Bureau or LoTW.

  EU-031.  Operators Tony, IC8FBU, will be active from Capri Island
           during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-
           Op/CW-Mode/12-HRS entry. QSL via his home callsign, by the
           Bureau or direct.

  EU-124.  Members of the Barry Amateur Radio Society (BARS) will once
           again activate Flatholm Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest
           (July 26-27th) using the callsign GW8K as a Multi-Op/Island-
           DXpedition/24HRS/Low-Power entry. Operators mentioned are
           Philip/MW0DHF, Steven/MW0VRQ and George/MW0TDQ. QSL via MW0DHF,
           direct or by the Bureau.

  EU-133.  Andrew, RN1CW, will be active as RN1CW/P from Kotlin Island
           during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via his
           home callsign.

  EU-136.  Operators Ivan/9A3IVO, Kordic/9A4KJ and Siranovic/9A5MR will
           be active as 9A1RAB from Rab Island during the RSGB IOTA
           Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op(???)/CW-Mode/24-Hrs/
           Low-Power entry. QSL via 9A2EU.

  EU-158.  Operators Antony/SV1OAN, Panagiotis/SV1IZF and Panos/SV1COX
           will be active as SX3AM from Agios Mariani during the RSGB
           IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/All-Band/DXpedition/
           QRP/Mixed-Mode/Battery-Power entry. QSL via SV1COX.

  EU-168.  Operators Nigel/G3TXF and Ian/G3WVG will be active as TF/G3TXF
           from Grimsey Island, on the Arctic Circle, off the north coast
           of Iceland, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a
           Multi-Op/CW-Mode entry. The TF/G3TXF IOTA Contest Logs will
           be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW. DO NOT QSL via direct or by
           the Bureau. Use OQRS on Club Log to request your Bureau or
           direct QSL. It's faster and costs nothing. For more details
           and update, see:

  NA-046.  Howard, K1VSJ, will once again be active from Martha's Vineyard
           during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/
           Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct
           or by the Bureau.

  NA-122.  Member of the Hotel India DX Club will be active as HI2DX
           from Saona Island between November 19-23rd (tentative dates).
           Operators mentioned are Joe/HI3A (Team Leader), Tino/HI3CC
           (Co-Leader), Ez/HI3EPR, Edwin/HI3K, Jose/HI3LCG, Franky/HI3TT,
           Miguel/HI7MC, Rafael/HI8A, Sergio/HI8AR, Joe/HI8C, Alfredo/HI8CR,
           Elio/HI8EFS, Julio/HI8JQE, Juan/HI8JSG, Rafael/HI8KW, Rig/HI8RD,
           Daniel/K1TO, Dave/K3LP, Paul/K9PG, Ray/N9JA and Danny/W4UH.
           Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital
           modes. They will have 10 stations on the air using dipoles,
           verticals and other various antennas. QSL Manager is Tim, M0URX,
           for direct requests and Bureau QSLs. A OQRS is available. For
           more details and updates, watch the following URL links:
           * Not working as of press time.........

  NA-126.  After a 2 years absence, operators YL Helen/VA1YL, Fred/VE1FA,
           Alphonse/VO1NO, William/VE1MR, YL Lynn/VE1ENT, Michel/VE2MM,
           Lowell/VY2OX, Wayne/VE1BAB and Rich/VA1CHP will be active as
           VC1S from Bon Portage Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest
           (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/DXpedition entry. QSL via VA1YL.

  NA-136.  Operators Adam/W1ASB, Bogdan/W4EEH and Wieslaw/SP4Z will be
           active as W1Z from Ram Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest
           (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. Activity will be on 80-10
           meters using CW and SSB. QSL via W1ASB.

JAPAN DX MEETING 2014. The "Japan DX Meeting 2014" will be held at 14:30
local time on August 23rd in Tokyo at the "Time24" building near "Telecom
Center". The DX forum will be between 15:00-17:00 on the 2nd floor in the
seminar room. Presentation/Guest speakers will include - FT5ZM by LA6VM,
4U1ITU by OM1AM and a JA Operator/Speaker. The "Japan DX Meeting 2014"
will end with a "DX Dinner Party and Lottery" between 17:30-20:00 on the
11th floor at the "Restaurant Seagull". The event is sponsored by the
following clubs: FEDXP, TGC, TOKYO 610, YDXC and NDXA. For more details,

JW, SVALBARD. Knut, LB2LG, will be active as JW/LB2LG from Svalbard
(EU-026) between July 21-25th. Activity will be on HF bands. QSL via his
home callsign.

PACIFIC TOUR. By the time you read this, Dave, G4BUO, will be in the Pacific
and making his way to Vanuatu (YJ, IOTA OC-035). He is expected to be
active between July 23-27th. Currently, his callsign is pending. His
plans are to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-17th) as a Single-Op/
CW-Mode entry. His next stop will be to Tongatapu Island (OC-049) in the
Kingdom of Tonga between July 29th and August 4th. His callsign will be
A35UO. He does mention that "this is primarily a family holiday, but I
will be on the air as and when time allows". Activity will be CW only
using a FT-857 into a doublet or vertical for 40-10 meters. QSL via G4BUO.

 Jul/21st AN      Jul/24th  AN      Jul/26th  AN
 Jul/22nd AN      Jul/25th  AN      Jul/27th  AN
 Jul/23rd AN

    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

  ADDED NOTE: Paul, K7RA, who writes the weekly ARRL Propagation Bulletin
  for W1AW since 1991, reports on the ARRL Web page: "Solar activity is
  suddenly weakening, and yesterday, Thursday, July 17, the daily sunspot
  number was zero. We had no other zero sunspot days so far this year,
  none last year or in 2012, and only two in 2011, on January 27 and
  August 14." To read the whole report, go to:

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (July 20th)
  8Q7HF via DL7AHF         HF1Z via SP1EG          PJ2/AB8YK via AB8YK
  9A/ON5JE via ON5JE       HF2014OH via SQ7WU      PJ2/KD8IXQ via KD8IXQ
  A61Q via EA7FTR          HG0HQ via HA8IB         R1314SR via R5DV
  A71/WT2NY via A71A       HS0ZBS via (B)          R200LM via UA4FKT
  AM04ENP via EA4ENP       HS0ZJF via ON4AFU       R44GGR via UA4LAQ
  AM07RCU via EA7RCU       HT5T via TI4SU (d)      R700PSR via RX3DVU
  AO01DD via EC1DD         IB0/IZ8NWA via IZ8NWA   R80SVF via RA9CN
  CR5HQ via CT1REP         IN3/I6KYL via I6KYL     SV8/SV7BVM via SV7BVM
  CR5W via CT1EHX          IQ6KX via 9A8ARS        SW9FF via SV0XBN (d)
  CT9/G0SGB via G0SGB (d)  IT9/IV3JND via IV3JND   T6T via RW6HS (d)
  DL/AG7N via AG7N         IU5AXT/IX1 via IU5AXT   TA4/G4IJD via G4IJD
  DL/OK8WFF via DL7RAG     J79BH via FM5BH (d)     TK/F1MZQ via F1MZQ
  DV7HTK via JA1HTK        KH8/W7GJ via W7GJ (d)   TK/F4FXP via F4FXP
  EA5NR via LX1CX          LI5TFA via LI5TFA       TK/IW1FRD via IW1FRD
  EA6BB via EA6BB (d)      OE/DK7MG/P via DK7MG    TM02REF via F5BBD
  EF4HQ via EA4URE         OH/DB5KN via DB5KN      TM82DCPF via F5MSS
  EJ7NET via HB9DGV        OH0/UA1ZFG via UA1ZFG (d) TY2BP via IK2IQD
  FP/OE3GEA via OE3GEA     OH0I via OH3BHL (L)(no B) UP44WFF via UN6QC
  FP/OE5OHO via OE5OHO     OH2YOTA via ON9CFG      V51WH via DK2WH
  GB1TAY via GB1TAY        OK/DG7DBN via DG7DBN    W4H via WA0PAC
  GB1YOTA via M0VFC        OQ4TDF via ON4IPR       W9O via W9O
  HA1/DJ1AA/M via DJ1AA    OT6V/P via OT6V/P       YB0ECT via W2FB
  HB9WFF/P via HB9FBI      OV3X via OZ8AE          ZX2B via PY2MNL
  HF100ZIM via SP5ZIM      OZ1HQ via OZ1ACB

    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only

  HS0ZCW via the Bureau or direct only. Charly, HS0ZCW/K4VUD, was expected
  to be active on 6 meters for the CQWW VHF Contest this past weekend.

  PIRATE. Vasiliy, RW6HS, has contacted Mohsen, EP3SMH, who works for the
  Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) of Iran, and was told that
  EP2MKO doesn't have a license and is running as a pirate.


  V650XG, YB3MM/8 and YB4IR/5


S7, SEYCHELLES. Kasimir, DL2SBY, will be active as S79KB from two islands
in the Seychelles between October 4-18th. He is scheduled to activate
Mahe (October 4-9th) and Praslin (October 9-18th). Both islands are IOTA
AF-024. Activity will be on 20-10 meters including 17/12 meters and possibly
30 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. His equipment will be a FT900AT with an
ACOM 1010 amp (600w) into a triple-leg antenna for 20-10m. He will upload
the log onto ClubLog. The QSL cards will be printed as soon as possible. QSL
via DL2SBY, by the Bureau, direct and as well as through PayPal requests.

T8 PALAU (Update/Callsign). Joe, OZ0J/5Q2T, will be active as T88VW from
Palau Rental Shack on Koror Island (OC-009) <>
between September 2-9th. Activity will be on all possible bands between
80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY or PSK). All QSOs
will be uploaded to ClubLog <> once a day depending on the
Internet connection. He requests to please use the OQRS on
QSL via OZ0J, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and updates,
watch his Web page at:   

VP9, BERMUDA. Steve, KU9C, will be active as KU9C/VP9 from Ed/VP9GE's
Hamilton apartments QTH <see the Web page at: > on
Bermuda (NA-005) between July 23-28th. He informs that this is a vacation,
"not a serious operation, but will be on the air, and watching for 6
meter openings as a focus if that band pops". QSL via his home callsign.

YJ, VANUATU. Murray, ZL1MGA, is now active as YJ0MG from Espiritu Santo
Island (OC-035). The length of his stay is not known. Activity has been
mainly between 0430z and 0730z on 20 meters SSB. QSL via his homecallsign.

YR10, ROMANIA (Special Event). Look for special event station YR10RRO to
be active between July 24th and August 3rd. Activity is to celebrate the
10th anniversary and launch of the Romanian Web site <>.
Those radio amateurs contacting this station and accumulating a certain
number of points will be eligible to claim a special award called:
" - 10 years anniversary". The points can be earned by
contacting certain stations between July 24th and August 3rd. Those
stations/operators should be operated by hams who contributed or helped
the Web site <>. Details on the award rules and additional
info are available at:

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