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UA6JD
04-20-2012, 10:22 AM
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DX Bulletin 16 ARLD016
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT April 19, 2012
To all radio amateurs

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This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, The Weekly DX, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

SPRATLY ISLANDS. Some members of the Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitter Society are QRV as 9M0L (http://www.qrz.com/db/9m0l) from Pulau Layang Layang, IOTA AS 051, until April 24. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with four stations active. QSL via operators instructions.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, 9Q. Sergiy, UV5EVJ is QRV as 9Q0HQ/7 (http://www.qrz.com/db/9q0hq) from Lubumbashi until May 22 while part of the UN mission MONUSCO. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB in his spare time. QSL to home call.

ENGLAND, G. Members of the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society will be QRV with special event station GB100MWT (http://www.qrz.com/db/GB100MWT) on April 21 during International Marconi Day. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via bureau.

WALES, GW. Members of the Barry Amateur Radio Society will be QRV with special event station GB4MDI (http://www.qrz.com/db/GB4MDI) on April 21 during International Marconi Day. QSL via GW0ANA.

THAILAND, HS. Operators HS0ZFZ, HS0ZFD, HS0ZGQ and HS0ZIL are QRV using special call E2E (http://www.qrz.com/db/E2E) from the north of Thailand using EME. QSL via HS0AC.

SARDINIA, IS0. Members of the ARI section Olbia will be QRV with special event station IY0GA (http://www.qrz.com/db/IY0GA) from Cape Figari at Golfo Aranci, IOTA EU-024, during International Marconi Day on April 21. QSL via IS0JMA.

OGASAWARA, JD1. Harry, JG7PSJ will be QRV as JD1BMH (http://www.qrz.com/db/JD1BMH) from Chichijima, IOTA AS-031, from April 22 to May 4. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to home call.

SVALBARD, JW. Michael, DB5MH is QRV as JW/DB5MH until April 23 while on a back-country skiing trip. Activity is on 20 meters using SSB with QRP power at various times from 1900 to 2200z. QSL to home call.

PUERTO RICO, KP4. Jeff, VA3QSL will be QRV as KP4/VA3QSL from April 22 to May 4. Activity will be on 40, 20 and 6 meters using CW and SSB near the usual IOTA frequencies. This includes a side trip to Vieques Island, IOTA NA-099. He plans to activate a few of the lighthouses here. QSL to home call.

AUSTRIA, OE. Members of the amateur radio group of the Austrian radio ORF are QRV with special event station OE12M (http://www.qrz.com/db/OE12M) until April 22 as part of International Marconi Day on April 21. QSL via OE1WHC.

ARUBA, P4. Special event station P487IARU is QRV until April 30 to mark World Amateur Radio day. QSL via operators' instructions.

POLAND, SP. Members of the Amateur Radio Club Flora Fauna are QRV as HF87WARD until April 30 to celebrate both World Amateur Radio Day and the 87th anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union. QSL via operators' instructions.

CRETE, SV9. Seppo, OH1VR will be QRV as SV9/OH1VR from April 21 to 28. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using mainly CW. QSL direct to home call.

AUSTRALIA, VK. Special event station VI4MGY (http://www.qrz.com/db/VI4MGY) is QRV from South Bank near the Queensland Maritime Museum until April 22 in commemoration of the Titanic disaster. QSL via operators' instructions.

VANUATU, YJ. Members of the Oceania DX Group will be QRV as YJ0VK (http://www.qrz.com/db/YJ0VK) from the Nirvan Resort in Port Vila on Efate Island, IOTA OC-035, from April 21 to May 5. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters, with a focus on 30, 17 and 12 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSLdirect via VK2CA.

ALBANIA, ZA. Franck, F4DTO and Patrick, F4GFE will be QRV as ZA100I (http://www.qrz.com/db/ZA100I) from Elbasan from April 22 to 29. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL via F4DTO.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The NCCC RTTY Sprint, Holyland DX Contest, TARA Skirmish Digital Prefix Contest, ES Open HF Championship, CQ Manchester Mineira DX CW Contest, Michigan QSO Party, EU Spring SSB Sprint, South Dakota QSO Party, EA-QRP CW Contest, Ontario QSO Party, Feld Hell Sprint and the YU DX CW Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend. The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and 432 MHz Spring Sprint are scheduled for April 25.
Please see April QST, page 83 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.

UA6JD
04-20-2012, 03:53 PM
21 April 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1094
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BY - Look for BD4KYA/4, BD4KRB/4 and BG4KLA/4 to be active from Jiming Dao (AS-146) from 23 April to 3 May. They plan to be QRV on all HF bands and modes. QSL via home calls. [TNX VA3RJ]

BY - Look for BY1WXD/5 to be active from Gulangyu Island (AS-138) on 4-7 May. QSL via BA4TB. [TNX BA4TB]

GM - Members of the Kilmarnock and Loudoun ARC will be active as MM0KLR from the isle of Muck (EU-008) on 24-28 April. QSL via MM0KLR (bureau) or MM0GHM (direct). [TNX rsgbiota.org]

HB0 - Kasimir, DL2SBY and Georg, DF1SR will be active from Liechtenstein from 25 April to 5 May. They will operate as HB0/DL2SBY on 80-10 metres CW, SSB and RTTY, while HB0/DF1SR will be used for EME activity. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]

HH - Tiho, 9A7GAE is on a Red Cross mission in Leogane, Haiti, and plans to be QRV as HH2/9A7GAE in his spare time. He hopes to operate SSB and digital modes on 80, 40, 20, 17, 10 and 6 metres.QSL via home call (LoTW later). [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

JA - Look for Yuki, JO2ASQ to be active as JO2ASQ/8 from Hokkaido (AS-078) on 27-29 April and again on 4-5 May. Between 30 April and 3 May he will go and operate, always as JO2ASQ/8, from IOTA group AS-147 [425DXN 1093]. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX JN6RZM]

JD1_oga- Look for JD1YBT and JD1BLC to be QRV from Chihijima (AS-031), Ogasawara from 29 April to 5 May. Expect activity on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL both via JP1IOF. [TNX DX World]

OZ - ON4CAQ, ON6KN, ON6VP, ON7FH and ON7KS will be active as 5P5Y from Lolland Island (EU-029) from 29 April and 5 May. They will operate on the HF and VHF bands with four stations and a large number of antennas. QSL via ON4AMM, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

P4 - Celebrating IARU's 87th aniversary, special event station P487IARU is active until 30 April. Emily, P43E says this is the first ever 4-letter suffix callsign issued in Aruba. QSL via LOTW.

PY - Jim, PY7XC will participate in the this weekend's CQ Manchester Mineira DX Contest as PY7XC/p from Itamaraca Island (SA-046). [TNX
The Daily DX]

T30 - A team of Brazilian operators (PT2OP, PY2WAS, PY2XB, PY3MM, PY4BZ and PY7XC) will be active from Tarawa, Western Kiribati (OC-017) on 16-25 October. They expect to run several stations on the HF bands (160-10 metres, callsign T30PY) and 6 metres (callsign T30SIX), and to operate SSB, CW and RTTY (plus possibily EME on 6m). QSL via PY2PT , direct or bureau. Further information, including log search, OQRS, operating frequencies and details on how contribute can be found at www.mdxc.org/t30py/

W - The North Jersey DX Association will be operating special event station W2H between 28 April and 12 May. The activity will be in memoriam of the 75th anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster, which took place as the German passenger airship "Hindenburg" caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station. W2H will be operated from Lakehurst on 6 May, the actual date of the anniversary. See qrz.com for QSL information.

YV - YW5PI is the new callsign the Grupo DX Caracas will use during their 19-23 April activity from Isla de Patos (SA-048) [425DX 1091]. Plans are for a large team to be QRV on all bands and modes. QSL via DM4TI.

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Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

DXCC CARD CHECKING RULE CHANGE ---> Acting on a recommendation by ARRL Membership and Volunteer Programs Manager Dave Patton, NN1N, the ARRL's Programs and Services Committee (PSC) adopted new rules for ARRL field card checkers. ARRL card checkers now may check QSL cards for those entities
deleted from the DXCC list and, with exceptions, check cards for 160 meters (i.e. only those Card Checkers who have achieved DXCC on 160m are permitted to check 160m QSLs in the field, Ed.) In addition, the PSC decided not to change the process by which card checkers are appointed. Full details can be found at www.arrl.org

DX-INFO ---> "DX-Info is a web-based application that helps chasing for missing band and mode slots for DXCC", Marek DH9SB says. "After registration and uploading a log file in ADIF you will get a personal calendar with DX information for the current week". Detailed information can be found at www.dx-info.de

QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE SPECIAL PREFIXES ---> Subject to prior authorisation, individual amateur radio operators and Club stations in the United Kingdom may use special prefixes from 5 May to 10 June to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The second letter in the existing call sign (D, I, J, M, U, W, etc, plus E for Intermediate licences) may be replaced by the letter "Q"; where no second letter exists, the letter "Q" may be added. For instance, GD0XXX (Isle of Man), GI0XXX (Northern Ireland), GJ0XXX (Jersey), GM0XXX (Scotland), GU0XXX (Guernsey), GW0XXX (Wales) and G0XXX (England) may all be amended to GQ0XXX.

+ SILENT KEY + Patrizio Ciancarini, I0KHP passed away on 8 April. He was a founder and an operator of IY0TC (formerly IY0TCI), the commemorative station at Torre Chiaruccia Marconi that has been a regular participant in the International Marconi Day since 1989.

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CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER
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3B8MM DL6UAA EA9EU EA5KB OY6FRA OY1JD
3D2R YT1AD EH1ARD EA1AST OZ7TM DL1TM
3G3P CE3PG EH3MGY EB3JT PC100T PA7HPH
3G7C CE3FZ EH4FCF EA4DOC PJ7TM K2GSJ
3G87IARU CE3AA EH7DMR EA7URJ PY3/CX5DNT ON5NT
3W3B E21EIC EH8WDX EA8ADL R150SPA RK4CYW
3W7W W3HNK EI100T EI4HQ R1961G RK4CYW
3Z0WARD SP6IEQ EI1MGY EI6IZ RI1FJL RX3MM
3Z45HBW SP5ZRW EJ0PL EI5JQ RK9LWA/9 UA9LP
4J9SONG DL7EDH EK6TA DJ0MCZ S21B KX7YT
4K12SONG 4K4K EM7KAA/p IK2DUW S540DKR S59DKR
4L1MA ON4RU EM8NFF/p UT7NW SK100MGY SK6RM
5H3CMG ZR6CMG EN1IFF UR3IQT SK87WARD SM6JSM
5L2RL EL2BA EX2F RW6HS SN0MD SP1PNW
5N7M OM3CGN FK8CE LZ1JZ SN0PGK SP7PGK
5P12EU OZ0J FK8DD LZ1JZ SN70ABK SP9MZX
5P4LO ON4LO FK8GX W3HNK SN70AKK SP9PLK
5P4MG DJ4MG FM1FV W3HNK SN9MB SP9PON
5W7A YT1AD FM4LV W3HNK ST2AR S53R
6H6IARU N7RO FO4BM F4FJH SU1SK SM5AQD
6W1RD EA7FTR GB100GGM MW0LAO SU9VB UA4WHX
8P9AN RA3NAN GB100MGY M0BZZ SY7R SZ7SER
8Q7UY UT5UY GB100WSL G0UKB T6MO K9GY
8R1PY PY2WAS GB1HMGY G3SOU T88WJ JS3LSQ
9A8TQF HB9TQF GB1WSL MX0WRC TG0IARU TG0AA
9H3AY G3SDG GB2ICE G0KOK TJ6RM OM3CGN
9H3GK DD1AY GB2LGR G4NRZ TM0CLNS F6FMT
9H3XX DJ2EH GB2WG MM5PSL TM0CXX F6FMT
9J2BO G3TEV GB4M M0DOL TM210VH F4GFE
9K2UU EA5ZD GI100MGY GI4FUE TM27UFT F6ICG
9K2YM EA5KB GI2012MGY GI4GOS TM2FFU F6CNM
9M6DXX M0URX GM6TW M0UTD TM5MGY F6KFW
9M6XRO M0URX GR100MGY G3SXW TM82L F5MSS
9N1FE EA5ZD GS4MWS M0PAI TM95BA F6IEO
A41OO NI5DX HA100CGCDH HA0MO TO3X ON4CIT
A43WARD A47RS HB9WARD HB9JOE TR8JH F6FWT
A52SV JA2PSV HC2/AL1O DH1TW UN7AB DL8KAC
A60JJ NI5DX HG5MORSE HA5BA V29CB KT3A
A60WARD NI5DX HI3DX EB7DX V31AE EB7DX
A61BK NI5DX HK3JJB SM2LIY V44KAI W5TFW
A61BR EA5ZD HP1WW OH0XX V73NS W3HNK
A61BS IZ8CLM HR5/F2JD F6AJA VK8BI VK8AS
A61E IZ8CLM HV50VR I0JBL VK9XS JA1PBV
A65EE IZ8CLM HZ1SK IZ8CLM VP2MFF W3FF
AH0BT 7L1FPU II7RAI IQ7MU VP2MLR W7DGP
AP2NK W3HNK IR8ACN IK8PXZ VP2MQR N7QR
CG1T VE1FQ J28UC F5RQQ VP2MTM K2GSJ
CM8VRD EA7FTR K1T N1NS VP2MUN N7UN
CN2DP CT1CDP KH2L W3HNK VP2MVO KB9AVO
CN2YZ IZ8CCW KH8/N9YU YT1AD VP2MYZ N2YYZ
CN8IG EA7FTR KP2/W6DXO KF6JOQ WH0VU JH4VUC
CN8YZ 6K5YPD KP4FD WP3GW WP3A NP3O
CN8ZG EA7FTR LN2G LA2G XV3FB KB4FB
CO2IR EB7DX LU7EC EA5KB XV4Y OK1DOT
CO6LE EA5GL LW5DQ EA5KB YB0/WK1S JA1PBV
CO6RD EA5GL LY18WARD LY3BY YB0ECT W2FB
CO8LY EA7ADH LZ1WARD LZ1BFR YB9/DJ7XJ OZ7XJ
CP4BT EA5KB M0RSE G3SWH YN9SU TI4SU
CP6XE IK6SNR MC0SHL M0URX YU0KRUNA YU1EFG
CR6FNA CT1MH NH7O EA5GL YV1FPT EA5GL
CR6IARU CT1REP NP4A W3HNK YV5KAJ EA5KB
CV5K CX2ABC NU2L/6 G3ZAY YV5ZV EA5GL
CX3TQ IK2DUW OA4TT N6XQ YW5PI DM4TI
CX4ACH IK2DUW OE12M OE1WHC YW5RY EA5KB
D7G HL4CEL OH0KA OH3KAV ZB2FX G3RFX
DP7COTA DL7RAG ON100TT ON4EKO ZD8RH G4DBW
DR60BENE DG2MEL ON150VAART ON6UB ZP5KO PY4KL
DT12AWC DS2GOO ON20OSA ON4OSA ZW1X PY1WX
E51BKM VK4WR ON65BR ON6BR ZW7MGY PR7ZAJ
E51GMH VK4FI OY4TN M0URX ZY2ITA PY2WDD

7X4AN Mohamed Boukhiar, P.O. Box 30133, 08080 Barcelona, Spain
9J2RI Chris J de Beer, P.O. Box 333, Bethlehem GA 30620, USA
9M0L Team Penang, P.O. Box 125, General Post Office, 10710 Pulau
Pinang, Malaysia
CE3FZ Pedro Barroso, P.O. Box 3159, Santiago, Chile
DM4TI Udo Soeldner, Grenzweg 10, 99610 Wundersleben, Germany
EL2BA H. Walcott Benjamin Sr, 285 St. Marks Place, Apt. 4-L, Staten
Island NY 10301, USA
HF87WARD Polish Club Flora & Fauna, Wielmozy 5b, Suchacz-Zamek, 82-340
Tolkmicko, Poland
JA1PBV Sadao Ito, 3-8-12 Baraki, Ishioka-Shi, Ibaraki-Ken, 315-0042, Japan
JH4VUC Masahiko Sugino, 3-6-62 Hiroooshingai, Kure-shi, Hiroshima-ken,
737-0141, Japan
LZ1JZ Tony Stefanov, P.O. Box 43, 6450 Harmanli, Bulgaria
ON4CIT Wim Hamblok, Waaltjes 8, 3920 Lommel, Belgium
OY1JD Jogvan Sune Danielsen, P.O. Box 1302, FO-110 Torshavn, Faroe
Islands
PY2WAS Alexandre Dalmasso, Rua Itapimirum 690 apt. 191, Sao Paulo - SP,
05716-090, Brazil
VE1AWW Alan W. Wilson, 73 Spikenard Street, Dartmouth NS B2W 3B8, Canada
VK4FI Graeme M Hope, 37 Haase Place, Bellbowrie QLD 4070, Australia
VK4HFO Tim Wwright, 11 Wyena Ave, Lamb Island QD 4184, Australia
VK4WR Alan P Meek, 37 Haase Place, Bellbowrie QLD 4070, Australia
VK8AS Craig Edwards, P.O. Box 285, Alice Springs NT 0870, Australia
VP9KF Paul Evans, 6809 River Road, Tampa FL 33615, USA
XU7AEL Barry Kirkwood, Central Hill Place, 100 Bannmailhunmor, Soi Wat
Umong, Th. Suthep, Chiangmai 50200, Thailand
ZC4LI Steve Hodgson, 4 Nikolau Michael Street, 5523 Dasaki Achnas, Cyprus

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425 DX News is a free of charge weekly bulletin
edited by Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ and Valeria Pregliasco, IK1ADH

Its contents may be used, reproduced and distributed
in part or full provided that
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Contributors are invited to send their DX information to
Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ (425dxn@alice.it)
The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays

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Direttore Responsabile
Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
Giornalista Professionista - Tessera n. 071675
Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti
Roma, Italia

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UA6JD
04-23-2012, 04:28 AM
SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1059
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1059

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1059
BID: $OPDX.1059
April 23, 2012
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, ARRL Web Page, K1XN & GoList, KH2AR/W4, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9DC, W9ILY, 4J5T, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, Mediterraneo DX Club, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX- Newsdesk, PY2YP, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO and the VHF-DX-Portal for the following DX information.


DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 15th-April, through Sunday, 22nd-April there were 224 countries active. Countries available: 1S, 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3D2/r, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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" (WFWL).

3B8, MAURITIUS (AF-049). Mart, DL6UAA, will once again be back on Mauritius as 3B8MM, but the length of his stay is unknown at this time. Activity is usually on 160-10 meters using mostly CW. Some SSB and Digital will be possible. QSL via DL6UAA, by the Bureau or direct.

4J, AZERBAIJAN (Special Event). The Ministry of Communications of Azerbaijan has approved the uses of the following special callsigns dedicated to and during the "Eurovision Song Contest" between April 15th and June 15th. Look for the special callsigns listed below using the suffixes SONG or S0NG: Individual or Special Individual or Special
Club Callsign Callsign Club Callsign Callsign
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Safari Club/4J4K 4JS0NG Oktay/4J7A 4J7SONG
Gen. Aslanov Morita/4JR0HYT 4JR0SONG
Club/4K7Z 4KS0NG Andrey/4K6DI 4J1SONG
Leonid/4K8F 4K2012SONG Mehdi/4J7FM 4K1SONG
Serqey/4J5A 4J12SONG Rashad/4J9M 4J9SONG
Vladimir/4K9W 4K9SONG Asif/4K6AL 4K4SONG
Boris/4K4K 4K12SONG Mixail/4K8M 4K8SONG
Vladimir/4K6C 4K6SONG Denis/4J9NM 4J4SONG
Natig/4J5T 4J5SONG

5X, UGANDA. Freddy, F5IRO, is expected to be here on a work assignment starting early May through June (exact days are not yet known). With the help of David, 5X1D (KH9AE), and some others, he is hoping to get a license during the first week of his arrival. On his arrival Freddy plans on setting up his Elecraft K3 and DIY antennas, probably verticals or dipoles, space permitting at the location. Activity will be on CW on the upper HF bands, especially on 10 MHz in the evening (5X = GMT + 3) and possibly some PSK operations. Watch the DXClusters for spots. QSL is via Michel, F8DFP, by the French Cureau or direct (w/SAE and IRC). For more updates and info, watch Freddy's Blog page at: http://j28ro.blogspot.com

6O, SOMALIA. Andy, RN3AKK, reports that Darko, J28AA/E70A, will once again be active as 6O3A from Hargeisa between May 25-31st. Activity will be on SSB, RTTY and 50 MHz. QSL via K2PF. For possible updates (under news), online log, and pictures, check out the Bosnia and Herzegovina Contest Club's Web page at: http://bhcc.ba (http://bhcc.ba)

6W, SENEGAL (Early Announcement). Al, F5VHJ, will once again be active as 6W1RY during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 17-28th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via F5VHJ, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

9H, MALTA. Dick, DJ2EH, is currently active as 9H3XX from Malta. The length of his stay is not known at this time. Activity this past week has been on 30/17/12/6 meters CW. QSL via DJ2EH.

C6, BAHAMAS (Update to OPDX.1056). MDXC C6AGW PRESS RELEASE #2 (TESTING IN THE RAIN) [edited]: "During the [past] weekend, under the Italian rains (cats and dogs raining, hi), Gabriele, I2VGW, has tested all the antennas and the equipments for his Bahamas round trip. As announced, he plans to be operating as C6AGW starting April 26th through May 6th from Biminis Islands (NA-048) and/or Berry Islands (NA-054) quite rare IOTA references and, of course, also from New Providence and Long Island, Great Bahama Bank (NA-001). Following also the requests of many lighthouses chasers, Gabriele would like to confirm that all these references will be printed on his QSL card. That's meaning: New Providence (main) Island is LH 1115 and NA-001; Long Island is LH 1898 and NA-001; Bimini Island (South) is LH 2467 and NA-048; and Berry Island (Gr. Stirrup Cay) is LH 1903 and NA-054. We remind you that this new Gabriele adventure will be a holiday style operation. In any case Gabriele, as usual, will give great emphasis to the Digital modes and the WARC bands, but he'll keep in his mind SSB too. He'll take with him his Icom 7200, a Hampole, a KW5 and a Buddipole. For more info and any updates, visit the DXpedition's Web site at:http://www.mdxc.org/c6agw (http://:http://www.mdxc.org/c6agw) Gabriele will be supported by the MDXC with an online log, news in real- time, pictures and videos."

C9, MOZAMBIQUE. Daniel, ZS6JR, will once again be active as C91JR from the coastal resort of Bilene between April 22nd and May 10th. Activity will be holiday style and operating mostly RTTY or PSK with 100 watts into a vertical antenna. QSL via GI4FUM. Look for more details and updates on:http://www.3da0ss.net (http://www.3da0ss.net)

CY0, SABLE ISLAND. Al, VE1AWW, is once again active as CY0/VE1AWW as of April 17th, and will be there for the next three months. He is an assigned worker on the island and his schedule is 3 months ON and 3 Months OFF. His activity will be limited to his spare time. Al mentions on QRZ.com, "I need to replace the feedline for the the 40/80m antenna, but up and running on 20/17/15/12/10 and 6m." He was heard this past week on 15 meters SSB - 21336 kHz between 2230-0000z. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

DT12, SOUTH KOREA. Special event station DT12AWC is now active until April 30th. Activity is taking place during the 2012 Asian Weightlifting Championships being held in Pyeongtaek. Activity is expected on 80-10 meters, as well as 6 and 2 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via DS2GOO.

EM350, UKRAINE (Special Event). Look for special event station EM350S to be active between May 1st and June 30th. Activity is to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Ivano-Frankivsk City [1662-2012]. Operations will be on all HF bands and 6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via UW8SM, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW and eQSL.

FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA (IOTA Op). Pat, F4EBT, will be active as FO/F4EBT between June 1-24th, and plans to activate the following French Polynesia IOTA Islands: Tahiti (OC-046), Moorea (OC-046), Raiatea (OC-067), Huaine (OC-067), Bora-Bora (OC-067) and Maupiti (OC-067). Activity will be holiday style, usually SSB only on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters using a TS-50 w/100 watts into a FD4 Multiband antenna. QSL via his home callsign, direct (1 IRC or 2 USDs) or by the Bureau.

GM, SCOTLAND (IOTA/SCOTIA Op!). Andre, GM3VLB, will once again try to activate some of the SCOTIA islands (SCOTtish Island Award) he missed last year in the Orkney IOTA Group (EU-009, SCOTIA OI14). He states, "In the hope of completing what I now call the 'SCOTIA Challenge', which in my own case means activating the last five of the program's 200 islands which I haven't yet activated, I am returning to the Orkney (EU-009) group, arriving there May 21st. I have a return booking on June 7th, but I am prepared to remain in EU-009 longer, if necessary. Having been dogged by high winds in late summer/early autumn on previous expeditions to the Northern Isles, I am trying the earlier part of 'activating season' this time. The 5 remaining islands are Muckle Green Holm (OI20), Linga Holm (OI21), Eynhallow (OI24), Faray (OI28) and Calf of Eday (OI29). Some are quite difficult to approach and to land on (steep rocky shores) as well as being subject to very strong tidal current (the waters off Eday are in fact the chosen location for testing the latest tidal generators, so near-perfect weather conditions will be required. I believe most may be first-time activations. This will be a 'solo' operation (XYL Veronica having decided discretion was the better part of valour!). If successful, I hope to continue activating islands, this season, in a more relaxed way, hopefully teaming up with regular 'island buddy' Alex, G(M)0DHZ, to re-activate some less remote islands, which even some of the high-scoring SCOTIA chasers may have missed - I will be doing an analysis of the records to determine the 'most wanted'."

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Operators Nicola/IN3ADW and Luca/IN3HUU will be active as HB0/homecall from Liechtenstein between May 8-12th. Activity will be mainly on 40/20/17/12 meters, as well as 15/10 meters propaga- tion permitting, using SSB and some RTTY. Suggested frequencies are: 7110-7130, 18125-18135, 14215-14225 and 24945-24955 kHz. QSL via their home callsigns.


[B]IOTA NEWS..............

AS-138. Dale, BA4TB, will lead a team of operators and be active as BY1WXD/5 from Gulangyu Island between May 4-7th. QSL via BA4TB.

AS-146. Operators JunJian/BD4KYA, Zhigang/BD4KRB and Yongwei/BG4KLA will be active as homecall/4 from Jiming Island (WLOTA 2489), Chengshan Jiao area, Weihai Prefecture, Shandong Province, China, between April 23rd and May 3rd. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes.QSL via their home callsign, by the Bureau or via BA4EG (QRZ.com QSL forward service).

EU-008. Members of the Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club will once again be active as MS0KLR from the Isle of Muck (IOSA NH06, SCOTIA DI18), Inner Hebrides, between April 24-28th. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. QSL by the Bureau to MM0KLR,or direct to MM0GHM. More details at: http://qrz.com/db/MS0KLR Also see:http://www.klarc.org (http://www.klarc.org)

EU-032. Be, F8GRY, will be active as F8GRY/p from Re Island starting Monday, April 23rd. His length of stay was not mentioned. Activity will be mainly on the Topband starting an hour before sundown throughout the night and on VHF during the daytime.He will operate on the other bands, but on requests. QSL viahis home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-039. Members of the Charente DX Group (CDXG) will be active as TM0CI from Chausey Island (DIFM MA 004) between May 19-25th.QSL via F5EOT, by the Bureau and direct (Postage or Mail with Paypal). For updates, watch the CDXG Web page at: http://www.frag33.org/www.cdxg.org (http://www.klarc.org)

EU-108. (Reminder) Jim, MM0BQI, will be active as GB5TI from Lunga Island (IOSA NH17, SCOTIA DI09, WAB NH17), Treshnish Isles, Inner Hebrides, between April 27th and May 1st. Activity will be on the HF bands, on or near the usual island and IOTA frequencies. QSL via LoTW, direct or by E-mail Bureau requests.

EU-172. Noel, OO4O, will be active as OZ/OO4O from Hou Fyr, on Langeland Island (WLOTA 0590) between April 29th and May 5th. Activity will mainly be CW/SSB on the HF bands. QSL via LoTW and the Belgian QSL bureau.

NA-143. Leslie, AD5WB, will once again be active from Galveston Island (USI TX001s) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Fixed-Island/High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.

SA-048. (Update/Callsign Change) A team of Venezuelan operators from the Grupo DX Caracas (GDXC) were active as YW5PI (not YX5P) from the rare Patos Island between April 19-23rd. QSL via DM4TI.


KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (April 23-29th)....

Apr/23rd AN Apr/26th AN Apr/28th AN
Apr/24th AN Apr/27th AN Apr/29th AN
Apr/25th AN

SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
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NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
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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

KP4, PUERTO RICO. Jeff, VA3QSL, will be active as KP4/VA3QSL from Puerto Rico (NA-099, USI PR006S, WLOTA 2802) between April 22nd and May 4th. Activity will be holiday style but will include two days on the Island of Vieques (USI PR-007S, WLOTA 4042). Operations will be near the IOTA frequencies on 40/20/6 meters using CW and SSB. Jeff hopes to activate some lighthouses too. He will be using 100 watts into a dipole and hamsticks. QSL via his home callsign, direct (w/ SASE/SAE and sufficient postage) or by the Bureau.

MJ, JERSEY. Operators Peter/ON8ZZ, Dominiek/ON3JA and Frederik/ON3NT will be active as MJ/OT9Z from La Moye, Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA 0818), between July 20-27th. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via OT9Z, by the UBA QSL Bureau.

OD, LEBANON. Luigi, IV3XNF, will be on a United Nations Interim Force (UNIFIL) mission in Lebanon between May and October. He will be staying on a military base but plans to be active during his free time and operate as a QRP station using the callsign OD5/IV3XNF/QRP. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using a Yaesu FT-817ND into a Carolina Windom 80 antenna or an End-Fed Half-Wavelength Antenna (EFHWA - fishing pole). Preferred modes are CW and Digital. QSL via direct to his home callsign. For more update and info, see: http://iv3xnf.jimdo.com (http://iv3xnf.jimdo.com)


QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................

QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated April 22nd)
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4J9SONG via DL7EDH EH1ARD via EA1AST GB100MUC via MM1BHO
4K12SONG via 4K4K EH5MAV via EA5FJL GS4MWS via M0PAI
4X02T via 4Z5FI EH8WDX via EA8ADL HB9WARD via HB9JOE
5P4LO/P via ON4LO EI/NG7M via NG7M (L) HH2/9A7GAE via 9A2TN
5P4MG via DJ4MG EI0IMD via EI1NC IY0TC via IZ0KAT (B)
5Q4B via OZ5EV (d) ES6/OH5LID via OH5LID J88LE via J88NEF
7Q7PRO via W4PRO GB0CMS via G-Bureau LZ1WARD via LZ1BFR
7S3F via SM3AF GB0NAW via MW1CFN ON150VAART via ON6UB
8S50BQ via SM7BHM GB1HMGY via G3SOU PR3A via PY3OZ
A43WARD via A47RS GB1OOC via MW0DHF PW7T via PT7WA
A60WARD via NI5DX GB2MB via M1OOO (d) R150SPA via RK4CYW
CO8TW via HB9SVT GB2MT via G-Bureau SK87WARD via SM-(B)(L)
CW1GM via CX2ABC GB4MDI via GW0ANA SK100MGY via SK6RM
DL/N2WB via N2OO GB4M via M0DOL TG0IARU via TG0AA
E77AW via E77E GB5CQD via G0OKF VP2MQR via N7QR
EA8/DL2DXA via DL2DXA GB8MD via M0PNN W3HF/KH2 via W3HF
EA8/HB9BIN/P via HB9BIN GB25IMD via G0FIC YJ0VK via VK2CA
ED5URI via EA5URI GB40HMSB via G0TOC YW5PI via DM4TI
EG1DCL via EA1URV GB50RSARS via G0SWY ZP9MCE via EA5ZD
EG2ISN via EA2DXR GB100MPA via G3PLE ZW7MGY via PR7ZAJ

(d) direct (B) Bureau (L) LoTW

E51M QSL STATUS. As of April 19th, the QSL cards are ready to send. The Online QSL Request Service (OQRS) is now available online at http://manihiki2012.de/OQRS.html QSL Manager is DJ8NK, direct (see QRZ.com) or by the Bureau.

AT2DW QSL STATUS. It was reported that the AT2DW QSOs were uploaded to LoTW on April 20th. The QSL cards have been printed and shipped by Gennady, UX5UO, and should reach the QSL Manager Sarla, VU2SWS, within the next few days. Snail-mail posting of cards would begin soon after. Meanwhile, if there are still any cases of busted or missing QSOs, please inform Sarla at: sarla.yl@gmail.com The searchable log for the Bet Shankhodhar Island operation can be seen at: http://www.clublog.org/charts/?c=AT2DW The expedition Web site is at: http://www.dxcoffee.com/at2dw (http://www.dxcoffee.com/at2dw)

ST. PETER & ST. PAUL ROCKS LOGS (Update). Cesar, PY2YP, continues to obtain logs for St. Peter & St. Paul Rocks DXpeditions from the operators and uploads them into LoTW. This week he informs OPDX, "Just uploaded to the LoTW a portion of the 1991 PY0SR operation." He also mentions, "I've received ZY0SA and ZY0SB logs from 1987 operation, and just waiting for PW0PP and PY1RO from the 1978 operation; the latter ones have already been mailed. These 2 DXpeditions are quite interesting for the low band DXers; so far I have noticed 160 meters QSOs in the 1978, 1987 and 2001 operations only."

QSL EH8WDX via EA8ADL. Special callsign used from the Island of Gran Canaria (AF-004), Canary Islands, during the World Amateur Radio Day celebration.


QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5B4AJC, 5H3MB, 5K3R, 5V7CC, 7Z7AA, 8P5A, 9U0A, A25KW, CO2WF, CQ7OA, CX4ACH, DQ4W, EB3JT, GW9T, HK1MW, HP1/IZ6BRN, JA0FVU, JA1VND, JA6LCJ, KH2L, KH7Y, MJ/K8PT, OK2WMC, OS8A, OZ1TMK, P49Y, PJ4/W9MNJY, PJ4Z, PJ5Z, PS2T, R3LA, SM5ELV, SP3FCO, UA3KW, UA9MA, UU7J, UX7QV, V21ZG, V25AA, V73NS, VK0BP, VK1HBB, VK3BRW, XE1/DL3DUE, YU8NU, ZP6CW, ZM4T, ZX2B and ZZ2T

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3D2T, 4S7NE, 6Y0A, 8P5A, 8P5Y, 8P9WH, 9M6/OH2YY, 9Y4LAS, 9Y4NW, A45XR, A71BU, CP4BT, EX2T, FM/F6AUS, HI3K, OA4SS, P40L, P40W, P49Y, PJ2T, PJ4Z, PJ7PT, RI1FJA, T2T, TI5W, TL0CW, TO4M, TX6T/P, V21ZG, V31RR, V31TP, V55V, VP6T, VK0TH, XT2IVU, XU7DLH and ZD7XF

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: R750Y and YU4NC

ST, SUDAN. Robert, S53R, will be active as ST2AR from Khartoum during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band (TB) entry. QSL via S53R or LoTW.

T30, WESTERN KIRIBATI (Update). The T30PY and T30SIX DXpedition to Tarawa Island (OC-017), Western Kiribati, between October 16-25th, now has their Web page up and running at: http://www.mdxc.org/t30py The current T30PY/T30SIX team members are: Leo/PP1CZ, Orlando/PT2OP, Fabio/ PY2AAZ, Rick/PY2PT, Alex/PY2WAS (Team Leader), Fred/PY2XB (Team Co-leader), Miguel/PY3MM, Fernando/PY4BZ, Jim/PY7XC and Xavier/PY7ZY. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using the T30PY callsign, and T30SIX will be used on 6 meters. They expect to have 3 stations running simultaneously on HF and one on six meters. The following modes will be used: SSB, CW and RTTY. EME will be on six meters. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1833.5, 3524, 7024, 10124, 14024, 18084, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 3798, 7085, 14190, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz
RTTY - 3580, 7038, 14080, 18102, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz
6M - 50102/CW and Beacon 50110-50120/SSB
SPECIAL NOTES:
1] The CW listening frequency will always be up (except on 160m), starting at just 1 kHz or 2 kHz up depending on the pile-up size. On 160m, they will be listening 1823 and UP for WW and 1818 and UP for Japan. QSX will be announced.
2] They may use alternative frequencies depending on QRM, if necessary.
3] On 6m, 50110 kHz will be used for propagation checking calls. They will move to 50120 SSB and 50102 CW as soon as activity peeks up. The beacon is breakable. If you hear it, please break in and/or advise HF operators.
4] EME: The frequency will be 50.198 MHz using WSJT-JT65A. T30SIX will transmitt the first sequence. Important -- EME operations are not confirmed at this time.
Considering the high cost of logistics, donations are welcome to help the team to support all related costs. There is a donation button on their site for which the donor may click and use Paypal. QSL via PY2PT, direct, by the Bureau ("Estimation to reply: at last, 3 years."), or by their OQRS on the Web page.

V2, ANTIGUA. Darrell, AB2E, will once again be active as V26E from Antigua (NA-100) between May 23-30th. Activity will include the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power (A) entry, the same as last year which resulted in #2 World and #1 North America for the category. All operations before and after the contests will be either on the 30/17/12 meter bands or the lower bands. Also, for the first time, he will attempt RTTY on all bands. QSL direct via AB2E for any and all operations from 1993 to present. Be sure to include an SASE, green stamp, or new IRC or you won't get a card. Sorry, no Bureau cards at this time, and no eQSL. All logs from all V26E operations have been uploaded to LoTW.

V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS. John, W5JON, will once again be operating as V47JA from his Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, W.I., hillside vacation home (CQZ 8, IOTA NA-104, Grid FK87pg) between July 12th and August 2nd. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using SSB. His activity will also include RSGB IOTA (SSB) Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Equipment will be: Kenwood TS-590S and a SB200 Amplifier and a 80-10m Multiband Dipole and S9 Vertical; 6m will be a 3 element yagi. His XYL Cathy, W5HAM, will occasionally operate as V47HAM. ALL QSLs go to his home callsign W5JON. Also via LoTW.

VK0, MACQUARIE ISLAND (Update). Trevor, VK0TH, is now QRT. He went QRT earlier than expected due to "2 hours of EU Jamming, Tuning and Mayhem". Trevor states, "Thank you everyone for all the contacts it was great fun in the main. I was disappointed by stations that operated outside the Amateur Radio Code of Conduct. However, I guess that's just human nature. Certainly a lot of you were very passionate to make that VK0/mm contact, and the last few days were quite over whelming as the frenzy increased with people aware it was final days." QSL via JE1LET direct ONLY.

VP2M, MONTSERRAT. John, KB4CRT, will once again be active as VP2MRT from Gingerbread Hill, St. Peters Parish, Montserrat (NA-103, WLOTA 1475, WW Loc. FK86VS) between June 6-12th. Activity will be on 80-2 meters using SSB, some CW, possibly PSK, and be in the June VHF Contest. He will be looking for AS and OC stations. QSL via KB4CRT, direct (w/SASE or DX 2GS). NO Bureau QSL. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW within a week of his returning home.

VY0, CANADA (IOTA Op). Operators Dick/AH6EZ and Harry/K9DXA plan to be active as YV0/homecall from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut Province[Canada's largest and newest federal territory], between June 21st and July 2nd. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, with a focus on 30/17/12 meter bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. The duo plans to make a side trip to Marble Island (NA-185) for a few hours sometime between June 25-29th. On July 1st, during Radio Canada Day Contest, both Dick and Harry will be active as VY0RAC. Listen for QSL instructions. For more details and updates, go to: http://ah6ez.yolasite.com (http://ah6ez.yolasite.com)

YJ, VANUATU (Reminder). Members of the Oceania DX Group Inc. (ODXG), will once again be active as YJ0VK from Port Vila on Efate Island (OC-035), Vanuatu, between April 21st and May 5th. Operators mentioned are Chris/ VK3QB (team leader), Luke/VK3HJ, Lee/VK3GK, Mike/VK3GHM, Benton/VK3CBV and Allan/VK2CA. Activity will be on all HF bands 160-10 meters, with an emphasis on 30/17/12 meter bands using CW, SSB, and RTTY/PSK31. They do plan to have three stations on the air as often as possible. QSL via VK2CA, direct or by the Bureau. For updates, visit the YJ0VK Web page at: http://yj0vk.odxg.org/yj0vk2012/default.html LAST MINUTE NOTE: The team was advised that the resort they are staying at was recently hit by lightning, and the resort' Internet connection was taken out. They hope to have it repaired and available by early next week, so at the moment it looks like no connectivity until then. They will try other options to do their daily log uploads if it continues to be unavailable. Stay tuned!

ZA100, ALBANIA (Reminder/Update). Operators Franck/F4DTO and Patrick/F4GFE will once again be active from Albania, but as ZA100I between April 22-29th. Activity with their special callsign is in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Albania's independence. Operations will be on 40-10 meters SSB only using a Yaesu FT-450 into a dipole and vertical for 10m. QSL via F4DTO, direct (w/1 IRC, 1 Euro or 2 USDs) or by the Bureau. No eQSL.

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CHINA, BY. Operators BD4KYA/4, BD4KRB/4 and BG4KLA/4 are QRV from Jiming Island, IOTA AS-146, until May 3. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL to home calls.

BAHAMAS, C6. Gabriele, I2VGW is QRV as C6AGW until May 6 from New Providence, IOTA NA-001, Bimini, IOTA NA-048, Berry, IOTA NA-054,and Long Island, IOTA NA-001. Activity is on the HF bands using SSB and digital modes with an emphasis on 30, 17 and 12 meters. QSL tohome call.

MOZAMBIQUE, C9. Daniel, ZS6JR is QRV as C91JR from Bilene until May10. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using RTTY or PSK.QSL direct to GI4FUM.

MOROCCO, CN. Special event station 5F7SIA is QRV until April 29 during the 7th Moroccan International Agricultural Show in Meknes.QLS via CN2XW.

TAJIKISTAN, EY. Frank, DL8YHR and Rene, PE1L are QRV as EY8ZF until April 29. Activity is on 2m and 70 cm using EME. QSL direct via PE1L.

OGASAWARA, JD1. Makoto, JI5RPT will be QRV as JD1BLY from Chichijima, IOTA AS-031, from April 29 to May 5. Activity will beon 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, digital modes and varioussatellites. QSL to home call.

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Pete, W2GJ, will be QRV as W2GJ/KH0 from Saipan, IOTA OC-086, from April 29 to May 3. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters, and possibly 6 meters, using all modes. QSL to homecall.

LEBANON, OD. Luigi, IV3XNF is QRV as OD5/IV3XNF/qrp until October as part of the United Nations Interim Force Mission. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using mainly CW and digital modes in his spare time.QSL direct to home call.

DENMARK, OZ. A group of operators will be QRV as 5P5Y from LollandIsland, IOTA EU-029, from April 29 to May 5. Activity will be onthe HF and VHF bands with four stations active. QSL via ON4AMM.

PALAU, T8. Kan, JJ2RCJ will be QRV as T88RF from the West Plaza bythe Sea Hotel on Koror, IOTA OC-009, from April 30 to May 4.Activity will be on the low bands with an emphasis on RTTY,Feld-Hell and PSK63. QSL to home call.

ICELAND, TF. Mike, DF8AN is QRV as TF3/DF8AN/p from Reykjavik untilApril 29. Activity is on the HF bands, including 6 meters, usingmostly CW. QSL to home call.

UKRAINE, UR. Special event station EM350S will be QRV from May 1 toJune 30 to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the city Ivano-Frankivsk. Activity will be on all HF bands, including 6meters, using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via UW8SM.

MICRONESIA, V6. Kay, JH3AZC will be QRV as V63AZ from Pohnpei, IOTA OC-010, from April 30 to May 4. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.

CANADA, VE. Special event station VC2CBS30 will be QRV from May 1to 30 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Sorel-Tracy Amateur Radio Club. Activity will be on all band and modes. QSL viaVE2DWE.

ALBANIA, ZA. Operators Franck, F4DTO and Patrick, F4GFE are QRV as special event station ZA100I until April 29 in celebration of the100th anniversary of Albania's independence. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL via F4DTO.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. 10-10 International Spring DigitalContest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, Nebraska QSOParty, SP DX RTTY Contest, Helvetia Contest, CW QRP to the Field,Florida QSO Party and the BARTG Sprint 75 are all on tap for thisupcoming weekend. The AGCW QRP/QRP CW Party is scheduled for May 1.
Please see April QST, page 83 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest WebSites for details.
NNNN

/EX

UA6JD
04-27-2012, 05:35 PM
28 April 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1095
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4J - Charles, M0OXO and Alan, 5B4AHJ have provided a list of the special callsigns issued by the Ministry of Communications of Azerbaijan for the Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Baku. The special callsigns may be used until 15 June. QSL via operator's instructions.
4J12SONG issued to Sergey Gorobets (4J5A)
4J1SONG issued to Andrey Shutikov (4K6DI)
4J4SONG issued to Denis Denisov (4J9NM)
4J5SONG issued to Natig Gasimov (4J5T)
4J7SONG issued to Oktay Kerimov (4J7A)
4J9SONG issued to Rashad Iskenderli (4J9M)
4JR0SONG issued to Morita Yasuhiko (4JR0HYT)
4JS0NG issued to "Safari" Club (4J4K)
4K12SONG issued to Boris Gorobets (4K4K)
4K1SONG issued to Mehdi Mamedov (4J7FM)
4K2012SONG issued to Leonid Malinin (4K8F)
4K4SONG issued to Asif Jafarov (4K6AL)
4K6SONG issued to Vladimir Zhabin (4K6C)
4K8SONG issued to Mixail Sirov (4K8M)
4K9SONG issued to Vladimir Shishko (4K9W)
4KS0NG issued to "Gen. Aslanov" Club (4K7Z)

5X - Freddy, F5IRO (J28RO) will be working in Uganda between early May and June (exact dates unknown for the time being). He plans to be QRV (callsign TBA) in his spare time, with activity on the upper HF bands and on 30 metres during his evenings. He will operate CW and maybe some PSK. QSL via F8DFP, direct or bureau. Freddy's blog is at http://j28ro.blogspot.com A5 - Look for JA1JQY (A52JY), JK1EBA (A52BA), JA3MCA (A52MA), JA1KJW (A52KJ) and JA8VE (A52VE) to be active from Thimpu, Bhutan on 6-14 June. They plan to be QRV on 160-6 metres SSB, CW and RTTY, with an emphasis on 6m (a breakable beacon will be running on 50125 kHz). QSL via home calls. [TNX JF1OCQ]

EA8 - Members of the Gran Canaria DX Group and the local URE radio club will be active as EG8WFF from the Biosphere Reserve of Gran Canaria on 5-6 May. They will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on all bands from the island's central mountains (1350m a.s.l.). QSL via EA8AKN. [TNX EA8AKN] F - Look for F/DL1COP, F/DL1KD, F/DJ2VO, F/DL3KMS and F/DL3KBQ to be active from Porquerolles Island (EU-070) on 12-25 May. They will be QRV on 80-10 metres all modes. QSL via home calls. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

F - A group of operators from the Charente DX Group will be active as TM0CI from the Chausey Islands (EU-039) on 19-25 May. QSL via F5EOT, direct or bureau (QSLling instructions on qrz.com).

F - The Castres DX Gang will be active as TM5FI from Ratonneau Island (EU-095) on 23-30 May. QSL via F5XX. [TNX F8ATM]

HB9 - Tera Radio Club (www.hb9ok.ch (http://www.hb9ok.ch)) members will be active on all bands and modes as HB100FLP from 7 May to 9 June to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the railway line between Lugano and Ponte Tresa. QSL via HB9OCR, bureau preferred. [TNX HB9OAU]

HS - HS0ZKG is the callsign issued on 25 April to Alain, F6HBR (ex-FO8FW and FR5EM) under the reciprocal agreement signed between Thailand and France in December 2011. Alain operates mainly CW, with some PSK and RTTY, from Koh Samui (AS-101). [TNX F5NQL]

JA - Mitsuo, JF6TEU and Tsuyoshi, JA6VDB will be active from Uji Island (AS-067) on 11-13 May. They plan to operate CW and SSB on 80-12 metres, They might also be QRV on 160m, 10m, RTTY and PSK31. QSL direct or bureau. Updates will be posted to Twitter (@JA6VDB). [TNX JA6VDB] KH0 - Look for W2GJ/KH0 to be active from Saipan (OC-086) between 29 April and 3 May. He plans to be QRV on 80-10 metres all modes, possibily with some activity on 6 metres. QSL via JL1FUQ. [TNX VA3RJ]

KL - The Russian Robinson Club's second attempt at operating from IOTA group NA-240 (Bethel County, new one) is now scheduled on 10-14 May. The operators will be N3QQ, NL8F and possibily a third one. Look for them to be signing KL7RRC/p from Pingurbeck Island on 40-6 metres SSB and CW. QSL via N7RO and UA9OBA. Live tracking of their location will be available at www.na-234.com (http://www.na-234.com/).

OD - Luigi, IV3XNF will be in Lebanon with the UNIFIL mission between May and October. He plans to operate QRP as OD5/IV3XNF during his spare time, and to be QRV on 80-10 metres CW and digital modes. QSL via home call (direct), eQSL and LoTW.

PA - PA3FTX, PA3Z, PD1GWF and PF0IS will be active as PI4WBR from Schouwen Duiveland (EU-146) from 27 April to 6 May. They will operate SSB on 80-10 metres. QSL via PA3FTX, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

PA - Frans, PC2F will use special callsign PC25HR between 6 and 28 May, and especially on 12 May from the Hertog Reijnout pumping station for Holland's National Windmill Day. QSL via home call (all of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau). [TNX PC2F]

PJ2 - Anja, DH2AK and Torsten, DL1THM will be active holiday style as PJ2/DH2AK and PJ2/DL1THM from Curacao (SA-099) on 5-18 May. They plan to operate mainly SSB on 15-20 metres. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]

PY - Renner, PY7RP will be active holiday style as PY7RP/6 from Tinhare Island (SA-080) on 10-13 May. He will operate CW and SSB using 100 watts and wire antennas. QSL via home call. [TNX PT7WA]

T8 - Kan, JJ2RCJ (AB2RF) will be active as T88RF from Palau from 30 April to 4 May. He plans to focus on the low bands and digital modes (PSK63, RTTY, Hell). QSL via JJ2RCJ, direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

UA - Celebrating the 67th anniversary of the end of World War II, special callsign R1945HS will be in use on 1-31 May. QSL via RW6HS (direct only). [TNX RW6HS]

UR - Members of Crimean Radio Club will be active as EM67J on 1-15 May to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the end of World War II. QSL via K2PF and LoTW. [TNX K2PF]

V6 - Kay, JH3AZC (V63AZ) and Takio, JH3QFL (V63QFL) will be active as from Pohnpei (OC-010), Micronesia from 30 April to 3 May. They plan to be ARV on 40-6 metres SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL via home calls. [TNX JN6RZM]

VE - Special event callsign VC2CBS30 will be in use on 1-30 May to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the incorporation of the Sorel-Tracy ARC (VE2CBS). QSL via VE2DWE. [TNX VA3RJ]

W - Celebrating the CTRI Contest Group's 20th anniversary, twenty-six members will operate using individual 1x1 callsigns on 1-15 May. Operations will take place from fron the States of Connecticut (K1C, K1Q, K1R, K1T, N1M, N1Q, W1A), Rhode Island (K1B, K1D, K1G, K1J, K1K, K1L, K1O, K1U, K1W, N1H, N1R, W1M, W1R, W1W, W1Y), Massachusetts (K1N, K1V, W1B) and Vermont (K1M). QSL via NG1G. [TNX arrl.org]

W - KA1SKY, the amateur radio station at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord (NH), will be active as K1A between 1 and 15 May to commemorate the 51st anniversary of the first American in space. QSL via KK1KW.

XE - Special event station 6J5M will be active on 1-6 May for the Cinco de Mayo festivities, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Puebla. QSL via XE1AMF. Information on the relevant award can be found at http://150.puebladx.org

XX9 - XX9E is the callsign for the 17-23 May DXpedition to Coloane Island (AS-075), Macau [425DXN 1089]. A large team will be active on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and RTTY with at least three stations. QSL via EB7DX and LoTW. Further information at www.adxg.org/xx9/ (http://www.adxg.org/xx9/)

XZ - Simon, HS0ZIB [425DXN 1072] splits his time between Thailand and Myanmar, travelling to and fro each week and working in Kawthaung as a volunteer English and Thai language teacher at the local primary schools (www.myanmarteachers.org (http://www.myanmarteachers.org)). He has been granted permission to be active as XZ1K, but with an emphasis by the authorities on a "'low-key' style of operation, with no team of operators, no large antennas, no high power etc". He plans to start with 10 metres (SSB only), 20 metress (SSB and PSK) and possibly 40 metres (SSB and PSK). "I currently have no 6 meter equipment and need to build some wire antennas for the low bands. CW operation may follow when my morse rate is adequate!" Activity on the amateur radio bands will have to fit in with his work and trips, but "please do not treat this like a DXpedition! I intend to work in Myanmar as long as I can, and so you have time to try for a QSO". All QSL card requests will be made by OQRS (no direct mail, bureau, LOTW or eQSL support). Please visit www.xz1k.org (http://www.xz1k.org) for further information. [TNX DX World]

ZB - Look for ZQ prefixes to be used from Gibraltar from 5 May to 10 June in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Mike, ZB3M will be active as ZQ3M (QSL via home call, direct only) and Edward, ZB2ER will use ZQ2ER (QSL via home call, direct only).

ZS8 - Rory Meyer, ZS6RGV is the new radio technician at Marion Island base, the Daily DX reports. He is expected to be very busy for a few weeks, and "in the meantime ZS1HF (ex ZS8M) will be supporting Rory with obtaining a ZS8 callsign".

CARIBBEAN TRIP ---> Barry, ZS1FJ/9V1FJ (G4MFW) will be active from the Caribbean between 9 and 20 May. His planned schedule as follows:
09-11 May PJ7/G4MFW (St. Maarten) and FS/G4MFW (St. Martin)
12-14 May PJ5/G4MFW (Saba)
15-16 May FJ/G4MFW (St. Barthelemy)
17-20 May PJ2/G4MFW (Curacao) and PJ4/G4MFW (Bonaire)
QSL via 9V1FJ. [TNX QRZ DX]

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Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

D64K ---> The website for the August DXpedition to the Comoro Islands [425DXN 1091] is now up and running at www.d64k.com (http://www.d64k.com).

PY0S ---> Cesar, PY2YP reports he has received a few more St. Peter and St. Paul Rocks logs to be added to the dedicated page at www.py2yp.com (http://www.py2yp.com) [425DXN 1092]. They are ZY0SA & ZY0SB (1987) and PW0PP & PY0RO (1978).

QSL VIA G3TEV ---> Mike, G3TEV says that "due to the vastly increased postal charges" [425DXN 1091], from 1 May "the minimum postage for a direct card from the UK will be $2 or 1 IRC. I am afraid that unless this amount is included, cards will be returned via the bureau". Mike is the QSL manager for 9J2BO.

ST0R ---> During last weekend's International DX Convention (Visalia), the ST0R team was honoured as the DXpedition of the Year as voted upon by the membership of the Northern California DX Club. The Intrepid-DX Group and the DX Friends/Tifariti Gang and very proud of this honour and are actively working on future plans for further DXpeditions together. [TNX N6PSE]
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QSLs received direct or through managers: 3D2T, 3V8BB, 4J3M, 4O3A, 4S7NE, 5H3EE, 5R8VB, 6O3A, 6Y0A, 6Y1V, 7Q7VB, 7X4AN, 7Z1SJ, 8P5A, 8P5Y, 8P9WH, 9J2RI,9M6/OH2YY (AS-051), 9M6XRO, 9M8Z, 9N7BM, 9Q6AL, 9Y4LAS, 9Y4NW, A45XR, A71BU, BV0J, C21HA, C31CT, C37N, C5YK, C6AKM, C6ATA, C6AZZ, C91NW, CP4BT, CX5TR, D2EB, DU1/F4BKV (OC-244), E21YDP, E51YNB, E51YNB, E51Z, EA6SX, EA9/G3TXF, EK6TA, EX2T, EX8MLE, FG5DH, FK8CP, FM/F6AUS, FR1GZ, GM7R, H40FN, HG1S, HI3K, HK1R, HU2DX, J38UN, J6/K9CJM, JX5O, KL7AC, KP2/AB1NL, KP2M, KP2TM, LR2F, LX8RTTY, MJ/K8PT, OA4SS, OH0Z, OZ/DH8WW (EU-172), P40L, P40W, P40YL, P41P, P49V, P49X, P49Y, PA/ON5TC (EU-146), PJ2T, PJ4/K4BAI, PJ4/WA1Z, PJ4R, PJ4Z, PJ5/DL7VOG, PJ7PT, PS5F (SA-088), PV2PC (SA-028), PZ5RO, RA2FF, RI1FJA, RL3A, SV2ASP/A, SV9MBH, T2T, T46A, TI5W, TL0A, TL0CW, TL0CW,TN2T, TO3A, TO4M, TX3T (OC-046), TX6T/p (OC-063), TX7M (OC-027), V21ZG, V31AT, V31RR, V31SG (NA-073), V31TP, V44KAI, V55V, V73NS, VK0TH, VK100WIA, VK9N/ZL1RS, VP2EC, VP5/W5CW, VP5OU, VP6T, VU2ELJ, XF1AA (NA-189), XT2IVU, XU7DLH, XW0ZJZ, XW3DT, XW4XR, YB1AR, YB8XM (OC-070), YI1RZ, YN2CC, ZD7VC, ZD7XF, ZD8W, ZD8XF, ZD8Z, ZF2AH, ZL8X.


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04-30-2012, 03:07 AM
SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1060
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1060

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1060
BID: $OPDX.1060
April 30, 2012
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, K2PF, W2NK, N3QQ, NG3K & ADXO, K3ZO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, W4VQ, KH6BZF, N6PSE, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, CO2IR, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, EA8CAC, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3SWH, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, LZ1ZF, Mediterraneo DX Club, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PT7WA, PY2YP, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, the VHF-DX-Portal, ZS1FJ/9V1FJ and ZS6DJD for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 22nd-April, through Sunday, 29th-April there were 227 countries active. Countries available: 1S, 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3D2/r, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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" (WFWL).

7O6, YEMEN. An international team of operators will be active as 7O6T from Socotra Island (AS-028) very soon (within a week) and through May 17th. The team has obtained the license and is enroute to Sanaa. They plan to have six stations on the air (5x Elecraft K3 and Kenwood TS-590). Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1824, 3504, 7004, 10104, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 1845, 3780, 7065/7180, 14145, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz
RTTY - 7035, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz
QSL via UA3DX. More details about OQRS/Direct/Bureau/ LoTW will be available during the course of DXpedition. Operators mentioned are Dmitri/RA9USU (Team Leader), Harry/RA3AUU (Co-Leader), David/K3LP (Co- Leader), Andrew/UA3AB, Oleg/R3FA, Vlad/R7LV, Alex/RM2M, Yuri/RL3FT, Aleksey/UA4HOX, Choigonjav/JT1CO, Paul/N6PSE, David/WD5COV, and Hrane/ YT1AD. The 7O6T operation is supported by: Ministry of Interior Republic of Yemen, Ministry of Information Republic of Yemen, Ministry of Radio Republic of Yemen and the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology Republic of Yemen. The 7O6T operation does have a Web page and Twitter page: http://www.yemen2012.com/index.php https://twitter.com/#!/7o6t (https://twitter.com/#%21/7o6t)

8Q, MALDIVES. A group of JA operators will be active from North Mahe Atoll (AS-013) between May 11-16th. Operators mentioned (w/8Q callsigns) are Kanno/JA2AAU (8Q7NK), Yoshiyasu/JA2AIC (8Q7IC), Iku/JA2ATE (8Q7TE), Iwao/JA2LSS (8Q7CJ) and Tug/JA2ZS (8Q7ZS). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via their home callsigns, by the Bureau or direct.

9H, MALTA. Operators Olaf/DL4HG and Holger/DL5XAT will be active as 9H3OG and 9H3TX, respectively, from Gozo Island (EU-023) between November 21-26th. Activity will include the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry using the callsign 9H3TX. QSL 9H3OG via DL4HG, by the Bureau or direct. QSL 9H3TX via DL5XAT, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW.

9Q, DEM. REP. OF CONGO. News from the Association des Radio Amateur de la Republique Democratique du Congo (ARRAC) reports on QRZ.com [edited]: "Finally after 2 years hard work good news from The Republique Democratique Congo. Thanks to STARS ON6WQ (IARU support To Amateur Radio service) for donation of a transceiver and antenna. Thanks to the Belgian DX Team: ON4AHF, ON4HIL, ON4ATW, ON4CIT, ON6CC, ON4IA and PA3EWP. Also thanks to Henk, ON4AHF, for the VHF donations and support on the training course via SKYPE and mail. Also, Pascal, ON4CFC, who lives in Kinshasa and helped the new members on their training course together with 9Q1PM and 9Q1HN. With this help, here are the results: This is the list of the only real operators who passed the first exam on the date of January 27th, 2012, and now have their own their P.N.T.C Amateur Radio certificate.
YLs OMs
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9Q1BT - Tshiela Brigite 9Q1RM - Muamba Richard
9Q1ALA - Akongunuka Annie 9Q1WM - Mulumba Wamans
9Q1AD - Diluzeyi Angelique 9Q1JL - Lukusa Jean Willy
9Q1AK - Kitete Agnes 9Q1RE - Ekaya Robert
9Q1LJ - Lihau Jeanine 9Q1JI - Ifaso Jean Maurice
9Q1MM - Mbuyi Marie Louise 9Q1HN - Ngilima Henry
9Q1YM - Muaka Ngimbi Yvette 9Q1PM - Pascal Mbuyi
9Q1NH - Nsele Hortense 9Q1KM - Mpinda Khal
9Q1FS - Sua Francoise 9Q1LE - Enyeka Lazare
9Q1NW - Watuala Webe Nicole 9Q1CM - Makiamfu Jean Claude
9Q1MP - Mangala Jean Pierre
9Q1HM - Mbenga Hermes
9Q1DN - Ngelebeya Dieudonne

ON4CFC has received the 9Q1CFC trainer certificate from the office of the General Secretariat P.N.T.C RDC Kinshasa. 9Q0AR WILL SOON BE ON THE AIR WITH 100% QSL SUPPORT VIA A QSL MANAGER AND DXCC ACCEPTANCE. PLEASE BE PATIENT, MORE NEWS IS FORTHCOMING SOON."

A5, BHUTAN. A JA team of operators will be active from a hotel (altitude 10,000 ft.) in Thimpu between June 6-14th. Operators mentioned with their A5 callsigns are Shigeo/JA1JQY (A52JY), Nakayama/JA1KJW (A52KJ), Kaoru/ JA3MCA (A52MA), Akira/JK1EBA (A52BA) and Kunio/JA8VE (A52VE). Activity will be on 160-6 meters [with an emphasis on 6 meters] using CW, SSB and RTTY. A beacon will be on 50.125 MHz. QSL via their home callsigns.

C9, MOZAMBIQUE. Operators Daniel/ZS6JR and Dior/ZS6DJD will be operating from Mozambique for 7-10 days starting on May 3rd or 4th, depending on how quick they install/get their equipment up and running. Dior informs OPDX, [edited] "The idea was to park next to a small lake in Shai Shai, Mozambique, 400 km north of the capital and operate all vertical antennas with the earth wires in the water and see what we could do. So we will operate vertical on most bands 40m to 10m, but Daniel has also decided to take a Hex beam antenna with him. If we get a chance, we will also work 6m and 80m. I do not have a callsign as yet. We will be getting it soon. I will probably get C91JD or C91DJ or C91DN. Conditions allowing, we should be on all the bands." Some suggested frequencies by Dior are:
20m - 14210, 14200, 14195 or 14190 kHz
15m - 21280, 21275, 21270, 21.265 or 21250 kHz
10m - 28450, 28470 or 28500 kHz
Also, watch 17m and 12m. Daniel, ZS6JR, will probably be signing C91JR, and will be active on RTTY and PSK. QSL C91JR via GI4FIM.

CARIBBEAN TOUR. Barry, ZS1FJ/9V1FJ/G4MFW, will be active from several different locations in the Caribbean during the month of May. All of the activities listed below will be under the CEPT authority, and he will be signing with the callsign ***/G4MFW (ex. PJ2/G4MFW, FS/G4MFW, etc...). Barry tells OPDX that this is not a holiday operation, but a serious operation. He will use low power (100w) with wire antennas, and it is possible that a fellow ham will be joining him to ramp up the activity. He also mentions that this is his 27th one man DXpedition, and that "I am an old style ham and this is on my 80th year. For example paper logs!" Look for him to be on 40/20/17/15/10 meters SSB only. Also, Dennis, ZS1AU, is expected to be the pilot for Barry's activities. QSL all activities via 9V1FJ in Singapore. His tentative schedule is as follows:
May 9-11th - St. Maarten (PJ7) and St. Martin (FS) Islands
May 12-14th - Saba Island (PJ5)
May 15-16th - St. Barthelemy (FJ)
May 17-20th - Curacao (PJ2) and Bonaire (PJ4) Islands

DXPEDITION OF THE YEAR (Press Release #7, dated April 22nd). "ST0R voted as Dxpedition of the Year -- During this weekend's International DX Convention in Visalia, California, the ST0R team was honored as the 'Dxpedition of the Year' as voted upon by the membership of the Northern California DX Club. The ST0R team is very honored to receive this recognition. ST0R Co- Leaders Antonio Gonzalez-EA5RM and Paul Ewing-N6PSE received the honors from NCDXC President, Russ Bentson-K6KLY. ST0R team members David Colling- ham-K3LP, Roberto Filloy Garcia-EA2RY and Hrane Milosevic-YT1AD were also present and participated in this great honor. The Intrepid-DX Group and the DX Friends/Tifariti Gang are very proud of this honor and are actively working on future plans for further DXpeditions together. Thank you,
Antonio Gonzalez-EA5RM -- The Tifariti Gang
Paul Ewing-N6PSE -- The Intrepid-DX Group"

E51, NORTH COOK ISLANDS. Warwick, E51WL, on Penrhyn, was heard this past week and weekend on 6 meters. Be looking for him just before 2300z on or around 50.120 MHz.

EG8, CANARY ISLANDS. Members of Gran Canaria DX Group and the local Club of the URE, will activate the special callsign EG8WFF from the central mountains of Gran Canaria (1650m above sea level - IOTA AF-004) on May 5th and 6th, and will be valid for the World Flora and Fauna Award (EAFF-078 Biosphere Reserve and DME 35033). They plan to have several stations on the air using CW, SSB and RTTY on all HF bands. QSL via EA8AKN.

EM67, UKRAINE (Special Event). Members of the Crimean Contest Radio Club (UU5J) will be active as EM67J during May 1-15th. Activity is to commemo- rate the 67th anniversary of the "Victory in the Great Patriotic War". QSL via K2PF. Log will be upload to LoTW in late May or early June.

HS, THAILAND (French News). Maurice, F5NQL, reports that Alain, F6HBR, has been living in Thailand since 2006. After seven years of negotiations between France and Thailand, a reciprocal agreement has been signed during last December 2011. So as of April 25th, and for the first time, a French operator has received a Thai license. Alain, F6HBR, (ex-FO8FW & FR5EM) is now HS0ZKG. Look for Alain to be active mainly on CW, and on a little PSK and RTTY from Koh Samui (AS-101). More information is to follow. A second French ham is living in Thailand -- Gerald, F8DEG. He is expected to be the second French ham signing HS0Z??.

IOTA NEWS..............
EU-011. Nobby, G0VJG, will be active as G0VJG/p from St. Mary Island between July 27-30th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/SSB/High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-070. Operators Holger/DL1COP, Alex/DL1KD, Jurgen/DJ2VO, Martin/ DL3KMS and Helmut/DL3KBQ will be active as F/homecall from Porquerolles Island (DIFM ME010, WLOTA 1107) between May 12-25th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters and on all modes. QSL via their home callsigns, by the Bureau or direct.
EU-103. Operators Adam/EI5JQ, Oleg/EI7KD, Michal/SP9UUC, Ark/EI9KC, Dan/EI3JZ, Robert/EI6KD and Krzysztof/SQ7NNM will be active as EJ0PL from Little Saltee, Ireland, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Island entry. QSL via EI5JQ, direct or by the Bureau.
NA-015. Frank, CO2IR, is now active from La Habana (Grid Loc: EL-83) during his free time and between taking his university exams. Activity will last until May 1st, and operations will be on 14200 kHz (+/- QRM) on SSB, and 14010 kHz (+/- QRM) on CW, running 100w into a vertical ground-plane antenna. The QSL route is only direct to EB7DX (QSL manager).
NA-240. Operators Yuri/N3QQ and Tim/NL8F of the "KL7RRC/p 2012 Alaska Team Trip" will arrive in Bethel on May 10th, with a goal of activating Pingurbeck Island. Yuri informs OPDX that they are still looking for additional team member, if you have some time on your hands, please contact him or Tim ASAP. Locals are predicting the ice conditions on the river near Bethel will break around May 12th. Currently, the ice near the islands are now about 4-6". The only realistic way to get to the island is by air, and they hope that the company they are speaking with will meet them at the airport at 8 AM. More specific dates as it is looks now, if weather permits, they will fly on the same day, May 10th, in the evening to island. They will stay there at least until May 14th (evening or longer), so the estimated time is May 10-14th, to activate this NEW IOTA. QSLs can be confirmed by either QSL Manager Yuri/UA9OBA or Dick/N7RO. Activity wil be on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. Their equip- ment: 3 radios (IC-7600, IC-7000 x2), 2 amps (Ameritron ALS- 600S), EU2000i generator, several full size vertical dipoles for 20/17/15m and two 1/4 wave verticals for 40m/30m. Yuri states, "We would like to thank for a financial support Shu/ JN6RZM and his dedicated group, IREF, GDXF and all individual donors world-wide. Since it is our second attempt, any addi- tional help would be appreciated. Paypal E-mails <ttim@arctic.net> or <n3qq@na-234.com>. Thank you! No need to mail QSL for donors, contacts will be confirmed direct, no postage is necessary. All Bureau cards will be confirmed via Bureau. We will keep you posted about new developments. Live tracking of our location should be available after May 9th, at: http://www.NA-234.com
SA-080. Renner, PY7RP, will be active as PY7RP/6 from Tinhare Island between May 10-13th. Activity will be holiday style operating CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (April 30th-May 06th)....
Apr/30th AN-HN May/03rd AN May/05th AN
May/01st HN-AN May/04th AN May/06th AN
May/02nd AN

SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
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NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
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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

LZ67, BULGARIA (Special Event/EME Op). Look for special event callsign LZ67VZ to be active during the Memorial "Pobeda 67" (from 0800z, May 5th, through 1400z, May 9th). Activity is devoted to the World War II hero and Bulgarian General Vladimir Zaimov. Operators mentioned are Alex/LZ1ADF, Boyan/LZ1BJ, Valyo/LZ1DOT, Ned/LZ1DX, Slav/LZ1MC, Gosho/LZ1ZF, Boris/LZ2JR, Krasi/LZ2UW, Christo/LZ3FN and Emil/LZ3HI. Operations will be on PSK during the Memorial "Pobeda 67" and details of this event can be found at: http://www.epc-ru.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1156&Itemid=103 Ned, LZ1DX, will activate this special callsign LZ67VZ on EME, and on the following frequencies: 432.144 MHz, 2320.144 MHz and 2304.144 MHz. To arrange SKEDs, please send an E-mail to: lz1dx@lz1dx.org All contacts will be confirmed 100% via the QSL Bureau. For more details, please see: http://www.qrz.com/db/lz67vz

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated April 29th)
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3Z2X via SP2YWL EG7ODN via EA7RCM KH7XS/W4 via K4XS
4K9SONG via DL6KVA EG7SCD via EA7IZI TC23NSN via YM3KT (d)
4S7BRG via LZ3HI EK97GM via EK-Bureau TF3/DF8AN/P via DF8AN
9A203XM/P via 9A3XM EY8MM via K1BV TM1F via IK2DUW
9H3XX via DJ2EH F/W0ND/P via W0ND YT16IARU via YU1EA
AA1BV via JT1BV HB0/DL2SBY via DL2SBY ZW5B via K3IRV
C6AGW via I2VGW KA9FOX via W9RPM

(d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW

JX5O QSL. Scotty, WK3N, provides OPDX readers with an interesting review/ video clip on the JX5O QSL card. Take a look: http://www.flipshare.com/login.aspx?nRecipient=ODlEOTU4OUItODY3Ri00OEJDLUE5 MjEtQzJDOEI0MUZEQUM3&nFrame=ODczQjAyNjktQjU3Mi00MEU3LUIwRDktQTRENzExQjQ 2MzIx&nMethod=ZW1haWw=&nMedia=RDBCMDMzNzAtQzBCRC00REFBLThCOTgtQzNBQTAxQjJ ERkVG&emt=908804c0-c55c-43f4-bb5d-6f0b43b92e5c&slocale=EN_US&emailThumbnail=single


TO3A QSL STATUS. Nick, VE3EY, reports that all direct QSL requests are done and a few dozen FJ/VE3EY QSLs should be in the mail this week. Nick states, "I was hoping to have all this done earlier but more pressing things in life have gotten in between (mortgage, work, over- time etc etc). Thanks for your patience."

ZY0T & PP0T QSLS. Fred Laun, K3ZO, Manager of the NCDXA/ARRL Third Call Area Incoming QSL Bureau, reports, "DXers will be pleased to note that a recent shipment to the W3 Bureau from Global QSL included a sizable number of cards from ZY0T." He also mentioned, "The W3 QSL Bureau recently received a bunch of PP0T cards shipped out by EB7DX through the URE Bureau."

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2R, 9N7MD, AT2DW, 6H6IARU, DQ4W, F8RZ, FY9PE, LW7DUC, OK1WCF, ON4CMT, PJ5/SP6EQZ, PW0PP, VK2GWK, XE2FGC, YL2JZ and ZX2B QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3DA0NJ, 603A, 6Y1V, 7U1MA, 9J2BO, C21HA, C6AZZ, FJ/VE3EY, J79WE, JX5O, KG4KL, OD5WPX, OH2BH, OJ0B, OJ0X, PZ5RO, TG8/W0OR, TL0CW, TO3A, TT8M, TX7M, V85TL, VK0TH, VK9N/ZL1RS, VO2NS, VP6T, VP8SGP, VU2ELJ, XW0ZJZ and YC0BNX

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3C9B, 4W6A, 5R8HL, 5V7CC, 9Q6AL, 9U0A, 9X0SP, A92IO, CE0Y/DK7ZB, CE0Z/SM6CUK, D44TBW, DU1IST, FJ/OH2YL, HC8GR, HK0GU, J28JA, J5V,JW8DW, OJ0B, OY3AA, P29VCX, P29VJY, PJ4I, T30XG, T8CW, T88RX, UK/JI2MFD, V63JY, V73RRC, YE39AR, YI1RZ, YI9WV, ZD8O, ZD9T, ZL7J and ZL7/N7OU

SJ9WL AND LG5LG, MOROKULIEN STATION. Operators Ron/DL6AUK and Sven/DJ2AT will activate the special Swedish/Norwegian peace monument "Morokulien" as LG5LG and SJ9WL between May 22-31st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters [with a focus on 40/20m] using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. The callsign will change every day at 0000z. During the last 2 days there will be QRP operation exclusively on 80/40/30/20 meters. Look for updates and times of activities on the QRZ.com Web page under DJ2AT shortly before the DXpedition starts. An award (Morokulien) will be available for 2 contacts with each call on different bands and different days. QSL via Bureau or direct to LA4EKA. For more details on this station, visit: http://www.sj9wl-lg5lg.com

XX9, MACAO. Look for a Spanish/French team of operators to be active as XX9E from Coloane Island (AS-075, WW Loc. OL62SC) between May 17-23rd. Operators mentioned are Jose/EA1ACP, Ruben/EA5BZ (Team Leader), Pasqua/ EA5CEE, Fernando/EA5FX, Biel/EA6DD, Francisco/EA7FTR, Jose/EB5BBM, David/ EB7DX and Adrian/F5VLY. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY, with at least 3 stations on the air simultaneously on different bands and modes. Suggested frequencies are: CW - 1823, 3523, 7023, 10103, 14023, 18073, 21023, 24893 and 28023 kHz
SSB - 1825, 3780, 7065/7160, 14145, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz
RTTY - 7035, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24921 and 28080 kHz
6m - 50103/CW and 50115/SSB kHz
A survey is available for bands/modes needs on their Web page. QSL via EB7DX, direct or by the Bureau. All QSL will be confirmed via LoTW. Visit the XX9E Web site at: http://www.adxg.org/xx9

XZ, MYANMAR (Update to OPDX.1037). Back in November, Simon, HS0ZIB/G6JFY, informed OPDX that his QTH in Thailand is only a few hours drive to Myanmar, and he makes regular trips to the country (He states that he is there weekly). It seems his discussions with authorities from the Myanmar Ministry of Post & Telecommunications and the Ministry of Tourism for about a year has paid off and he now has a license. Simon has been allowed to set up a "low-key" station in Kawthaung and is expected to be on the air as XZ1K. However, activity will be limited. Currently, Simon works as a volunteer language (English and Thai) and computer teacher in Myanmar, as well as a professional construction/ manager in both Myanmar and Thailand, so amateur radio operations have to fit in with his busy work schedule. He states, "I will try to schedule my ham radio activities to fit in with band and propagation conditions, and openings/greyline paths. His tentative band plan and mode of operation are as follows:
20m - PSK 14070 kHz UP (He will watch the waterfall up to 3 kHz)
20m - SSB 14160 kHz UP as directed
10m - SSB 28400 kHz UP as directed

SPECIAL NOTES (per Simon):
* For SSB operations, he will usually work split, up to 5 kHz UP (so please do not all call him on the exact same frequency).
* For PSK operations, he will watch his Digipan waterfall up to 3 kHz UP (please do not call on his transmit frequency).
* Please do not call for duplicate QSOs - you are either in the log or you are not in the log!
* If mobile network coverage allows, he will upload QSOs in real-time, otherwise please check his log later.
* Please use your full callsign, do not call using only the suffix.
* Shouting, pleading and invoking Mother of God will not help you to make a QSO.
* This is NOT a limited time DXpedition - Simon is expected to be in Myanmar for many years.
* Please consider making a donation to <MyanmarTeachers.org>.
* If you need to contact him, please do so via his E-mail address on QRZ.com.
All QSL card requests for QSO contacts and SWL (short wave listener) reports are made by OQRS (Online QSL Request Service). There is no direct mail, Bureau, LoTW or eQSL support. OQRS costs 5 USDs per QSL card, and you can also add (at your absolute discretion) an optional donation for his volunteer work - please visit <www.myanmarteachers.org>. You can pay online using Paypal, debit or credit card. (If you do not have a debit/ credit card, please ask a friend to make the payment for you). For more details, updates and an online log search, visit: http://www.xz1k.org

ZS8, MARION ISLAND. "The Daily DX" reports that there is a new operator on the island, and he is Rory, ZS6RGV, who is a radio technician for the base on Marion Island. He currently does not have a ZS8 callsign, but Pierre, ZS1HF (ex-ZS8M), is expected to help him obtain one. Also, it may be sometime before we hear Roy because he is very busy at the moment helping with the change over (old team with the new team) on the island. "The Daily DX" reports that Rory has an IC-736 and FL-7000. Pierre, ZS1HF, is planning to be the QSL manager, once Rory is on the air.

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This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, ZS6DJD, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, The Weekly DX, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

YEMEN, 7O. A group of operators are QRV as 7O6T from Socotra Island, IOTA AF-028, until May 15. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with six stations active simultaneously. QSL via UA3DX.

CHINA, BY. A group of operators are QRV as BY1WXD/5 from Gulangyu Island, IOTA AS-138, until May 7. Activity is on all bands and modes. QSL via BA4TB.

MOZAMBIQUE, C9. Daniel, ZS6JR and Dior, ZS6DJD, are QRV as C91JR and either C91JD, C91DJ or C91DN, respectively, from a park lake near Shai Shai until around May 14. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters, and possibly 80 and 6 meters. QSL via operators' instructions.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. A group of operators are QRV using special event station DL125HHZ until January 13, 2013 from the Cologne/Bonn region during the Heinrich Hertz special exhibition in Bonn. QSL via operators' instructions.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Some members of the Gran Canaria DX Group and the local URE club will be QRV as EG8WFF from the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on May 5 and 6. Activity will be on all bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via EA8AKN.

SWITZERLAND, HB. Members of the Tera Radio Club will be QRV using special event station HB100FLP from May 7 to June 9 during the 100th anniversary of the Railway Lugano. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via HB9OCR.

THAILAND, HS. Members of the Rotarians Of Amateur Radio are QRV using special event station HS85RI until May 9 to commemorate the 2012 Rotary International Convention taking place in Bangkok. QSL via E21EIC.

JORDAN, JY. Paolo, IK0BOU is QRV as JY9ET from Amman. Activity is generally on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB from around 1400 to 2100z daily and at anytime during the weekends. QSL via M0OXO.

BULGARIA, LZ. Special event station LZ67VZ will be QRV from May 5 to 9 to commemorate the World War II Bulgarian General Vladimir Zaimov. Activity will be on the HF bands, including EME on 70 cm and 13 cm. QSL via operators' instructions.

NETHERLANDS, PA. Frans, PC2F is QRV using special event station PC25HR from May 6 to 28 from the Hertog Reijnout pumping stations as part of Holland's National Windmill Day. QSL to home call.

CURACAO, PJ2. Anja, DH2AK and Torsten, DL1THM will be QRV as PJ2/home calls from May 5 to 18. Activity will be holiday style on 20 to 15 meters using SSB. QSL to home calls.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Special event station R1945HS is active during the month of May in remembrance of the end of WW II 67 years ago. QSL direct via RW6HS.

UKRAINE, UR. Members of the Crimean Contest Radio Club are QRV using special event call EM67J until May 15 in remembrance of the end of WW II 67 years ago. QSL via K2PF.

MEXICO, XE. Special event station 6J5M is QRV until May 6 during the Cinco de Mayo festivities celebrating the 150th anniversary of the battle of Puebla. QSL via XE1AMF.

GIBRALTAR, ZB. Operators Mike, ZB3M and Ed, ZB2ER will be QRV as ZQ3M and ZQ2ER, respectively, from May 5 to June 10 to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. QSL both calls direct via ZB3M.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The New England QSO Party, 10-10 International Spring CW Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint Ladder, Microwave Spring Sprint, ARI International DX Contest, 7th Call Area QSO Party and the Indiana QSO Party are all on tap for this weekend. The RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship is scheduled for May 7. The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for May 8. The CWops Mini-CWT Test is scheduled for May 9. Please see May QST, page 79 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.

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UA6JD
05-05-2012, 02:36 PM
05 May 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1096
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

6O - The Italian DXpedition Team (namely Silvano I2YSB, Vinicio IK2CIO, Angelo IK2CKR, Marcello IK2DIA, Stefano IK2HKT and Gino IK2RZP) will be active as 6O0CW from Galkayo, Somalia on 7-18 May. They plan to operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-6 metres with four stations. This is the team's third visit to Somalia. If you already worked them back in 2005 and 2006 (a grand total of about 60,000 QSOs made as 6O0CW and 6O0N respectively), please refrain from working them again on the same band/mode slots. QSL via I2YSB (direct) or IK2CIO (bureau), plus LoTW within six months. Further information, online logs and OQRS can be found at www.i2ysb.com (http://www.i2ysb.com). Once again Arturo IK7JWY will be the pilot station for the expedition (it will be possibile to contact him through the dedicated forum at www.hamradioweb.org (http://www.hamradioweb.org)). [TNX IK7JWY]

7O - A large multi-national team (including JT1CO, K3LP, N6PSE, R3FA,R7LV, RA3AUU, RA9USU, RL3FT, RM2M, UA3AB, UA4HOX, WD5COV and YT1AD) has been active as 7O6T from Socotra Island (AF-028), Yemen since 21 UTC on 30 April. They operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 10-160 metres, and will be QRV until 21 UTC on 15 May. Look for them on the following frequencies:
CW 1824 3504 7004 10104 14024 18074 21024 24894 28024
SSB 1845 3780 7065/7180 - 14145 18145 21295 24945 28495
RTTY - - 7035 10140 14080 18100 21080 24920 28080
QSL via UA3DX. Please visit www.yemen2012.com (http://www.yemen2012.com) for logsearch and further information, including QSLling instructions in due course.

8Q - Look for 8Q7NK (JA2AAU), 8Q7IC (JA2AIC), 8Q7TE (JA2ATE), 8Q7ZS (JA2ZS) and 8Q7CJ (JA2LSS) to be active from the Maldives (AS-013) on 11-16 May. They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK on 160-6 metres. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]

9Q - On 27 January, the first Amateur Radio examinations were administered at the ARAC clubhouse in Kinshasa, Democatic Republic of Congo [425DXN 1083]. The following operators now hold an Amateur Radio certificate issued by the Ministere des Postes et Nouvelles Technologies de la Communication (PNTC):
9Q1AD Angelique Diluzeyi (YL) 9Q1LE Lazare Enyeka
9Q1AK Agnes Kitete (YL) 9Q1LJ Jeanine Lihau (YL)
9Q1ALA Annie Akongunuka (YL) 9Q1MM Marie-Louise Mbuyi (YL)
9Q1BT Brigitte Tshiela (YL) 9Q1MP Jean-Pierre Mangala
9Q1CM Jean-Claude Makiamfu 9Q1NH Hortense Nsele (YL)
9Q1DN Dieudonne Ngelebeya 9Q1NW Nicole Watuala Webe (YL)
9Q1FS Francoise Sua (YL) 9Q1PM Pascal Mbuyi
9Q1HM Hermes Mbenga 9Q1RE Robert Ekaya
9Q1HN Henry Ngilima 9Q1RM Richard Muamba
9Q1JI Jean-Maurice Ifaso 9Q1WM Wamans Mulumba
9Q1JL Jean-Willy Lukusa 9Q1YM Yvette Muaka Ngimbi (YL)
9Q1KM Khal Mpinda
Also, Pascal (ON4CFC), who helped the new members on their training course, has received the 9Q1CFC trainer certificate. The club station 9Q0AR (QSL via ON4CFC) has plans to be QRV on a regular basis.

DL - Mike, DL4ABO will be active as DL4ABO/p from Neuwerk Island (EU-127) on 10-11 May. He will operate CW only. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

GM - Four operators from the Wessex Contest Group (namely G0FUW, M0SFT, M0TGN and M0TTE) will be active as MS0WCB from the Isle of Skye (EU-008) on 12-19 May. They will operate SSB and some QRS CW on 80, 40, 20, 17 and 15 metres. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

GU - Look for MU/PA0VHA, MU/PA3BAG, MU/PA2A and MU/PA2AM (www.pi4cc.nl (http://www.pi4cc.nl)) to be active from Guernsey (EU-114) on 12-19 May. They plan to operate CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK on 80-6 metres. QSL via home calls. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

HB0 - Nicola, IN3ADW and Luca, IN3HUU will be active as HB0/homecall from Liechtenstein on 8-12 May. They plan to operate SSB and RTTY on 40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres. QSL via home calls. [TNX DX Coffee]

J7 - JA8RUZ (J79RZ), JF1UOX (J79JF), JK1KHT (J79YK), JN1THL (J79KT) and JQ1LCW (J79YL) will be active from Dominica (NA-101) on 10-17 May. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 10, 12, 15, 20, 30, 40 and possibly 80 metres. QSL J79RZ via JA8RUZ, all others via JN1NDY. [TNX The Daily DX]

KP4 - Members of the Puerto Rico Amateur Radio League (http://prarl.org) plan to operate as KP4ES from five islands (IOTA NA-099, but different counters for the US Islands award programme) between 11 and 18 UTC on 5 May: Isla Palominitos, Cayo Icacos, Cayo Ratones, Isla Pineros and Cabeza de Perro. Look for activity on 17 and 20 metres SSB. QSL via NP3O. [TNX The Daily DX]

LZ - Special event station LZ67VZ will be active on 5-9 May to commemorate the World War II Bulgarian General Vladimir Zaimov. Look for activity on PSK as well as on 70 and 13cm EME. QSL via bureau. [TNX LZ1ZF]

P4 - Masumi JA3AVO (P40X)and his wife Hiroko JH3PBL (P40U), Yoshinori JA3DFM (P4/JA3DFM) and his wife Hideko JA3OPB (P4/JA3OPB) will be active from Aruba (SA-036) on 8-14 May. They plan to be QRV on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via home calls.

PA - Rob, PA3GVI and others will be active on all bands and modes as PG6MILL from "de Windhond" on 12-13 May for Holland's National Windmill Day. QSL via PA4J. Information on the Windmills On The Air event can be found at www.pd6mill.com (http://www.pd6mill.com) [TNX NG3K]

PY0F - Peter, PP5XX and Ville, PY2ZEA (OH2MM) are active as PY0FM from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003) until 7 May. They operate SSB and CW in their spare time. QSL via PP5XX.

SM - Look for SF3HF to be active from Hemso Island (EU-087) on 5-6 May. QSL via SM3NXS, direct or bureau.

SV - Fred, PA1FJ will be active as SV8/PA1FJ/p from Samos Island (EU-049) on 11-15 May. He will be QRV on 40-10 metres SSB, and will look for E openings on 6 metres. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

V3 - Mike, VE2XB (www.v31xb.jimdo.com (http://www.v31xb.jimdo.com)) will be active as V31XB from Caye Caulker (NA-073) on 11-31 May. He plans to be QRV on 160-6 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX VE2XB]

VP9 - Look for Seppo, OH1VR/VP9 (QSL via home call, direct only) and Zaba, OH1ZAA/VP9 to be active from Bermuda (NA-005) on 7-13 May. Plans are to be QRV on the HF bands and 6 metres. [TNX NG3K]

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Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX'sweb site has been updated. Fourteen different galleries include more than 9900 cards for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2004-11), the 61 deletedDXCC Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Magrebh from 1947 to 1962,D5 and DL5 stations from 1945 to 1962, Antarctic bases & TAAF (TerresAustrales and Antarctiques Francaises), the various French DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Americas (from 1945to 1970), pre-1945 countries, French Departments and CONUS. plus a gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC. Several cards are still needed and your participation is encouraged - please visit www.LesNouvellesdx.fr (http://www.LesNouvellesdx.fr) and sendyour comments to lesnouvellesdx[@]free.fr [TNX F6AJA]

QSL ZS3Y ---> NI5DX is the new QSL manager for ZS3Y. Once the cards areprinted, in about six weeks' time, he will be able to confirm all contacts made with Volker as from 11 October 2008. [TNX The Daily DX]

TOP LISTS ---> The latest Topband, Topmode and Toplist listings are nowavailable at www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html (http://www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html). QSOs confirmed through LoTW or included in on-line logs are eligible for listing. Sendyour scores, as well as any request for further information, to ErminioPandocchi I2EOW (i2eow[@]fastwebnet.it).

+ SILENT KEYS + Recently reported Silent Keys include Regino Denis (HR2A,former Secretary General of FRACAP, the Federation of Radioamateurs of Central America), Vittorio Manella (IX1MVI, founding member of ARI Aosta),Don Tanguay (N1DT), Michael G. Graham (VA7CTW/K7CTW) and Marvin A. Mahre(W0MGI).

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3A2CWG 3A2LF EG7ODN EA7RCM MM0KLR MM0GHM
3B8FA NI5DX EH5MAV EA5FJL MM0XAU DJ6AU
3W2TXR JA2TXR EI0IMD EI1NC NH0DX/NH2 JL3RDC
3Z2X SP2YWL EI80IRTS EI4GXB NL8F K8NA
3Z35SUL SP3SUL EL2GB IZ0EGA OD5PY KU9C
4J12SONG 4J5A EM350S UW8SM OD5QB YO3FRI
4JR0SONG JR0HYT EM67J K2PF OH0/OH3WS OH3WS
4JV3AM RW6HS EO1HFF UY1HY ON44NUTS ON4RCA
4K4SONG 4K6AL EO5UFF US5UFF OZ30EU OZ8IE
4K6SONG 4K6C EO67J UU2JT P29ZL W1YRC
4K9SONG DL6KVA EV1150P EW6DX PJ4S W2CYK
4S7BRG LZ3HI EW6DX EB7DX PJ7MF IZ1MHY
4T4T OA4DX EX8VZ RW6HS PR3A PY3OZ
4Z64TL 4Z1TL EY8MM K1BV PW7T PT7WA
5C5W EA5XX FM5CD F5VU PY0FM PY5XX
5F7SIA G5XW FM5DN KU9C R1945HS RW6HS
5K3IC HK3ORE FP5BZ F5TJP SN10SLO SP3YPR
5P5Y ON4AMM FR5DZ F6CXV SN60PTTK SP3PJA
5R8UI IZ8CCW FR5FC EA7FTR T32TV KH6CG
5T0JL ON8RA GB0NAW MW1CFN T6RH NI5DX
5W1SA JA1DXA GB100MWT G0MWT T88RF JJ2RCJ
6J5M XE1AMF GB1OOC MW0DHF TC23NSN YM3KT
7P8CC EI7CC GB25IMD G0FIC TC57A TA1HZ
7Q7PRO W4PRO GB2GM 2E0GSD TJ3AY F5LGE
8S50BQ SM7BHM GB2MB M1OOO TM1F IK2DUW
9M2CNC G4ZFE GB40HMSB G0TOC TM25FSC F5KMY
9M2SM 9M2GET GB4MDI GW0ANA TM82L F5MSS
9V1YC W5UE GB4MHS G4FON UK8IF RW6HS
9Y4NW EB7DX GB4MIW GX0BAR UK8OK EA7FTR
A61LL EA5ZD GB60VUL M0JEC UP50ASTR EA7FTR
BY1WXD/5 BA4TB GB615PG G3UCA V63AZ JH3AZC
C31CT EA3QS GB8MD M0PNN V63QFL JH3QFL
C6AGW I2VGW GS3PYE/p M0VFC VP2V/NY6X JN1RVS
C91JD GI4FUM GS6PYE/p M0VFC W2GJ/KH0 JL1FUQ
C91JR GI4FUM HB60RF HB9DDS W2H WO2X
CE1VIL EA5GL HB9IRC/p HB9OCR XU7AES KB4FB
CE2WZ W3HNK HB9WFF/p HB9FBI XV2W W6NWS
CO2VE EA7FTR HK1MW K4AMW XV9DX OM3JW
CO8TW HB9SVT HS85RI E21EIC YF1AR N2OO
CR5S CT1DSV IY0IMD IK0WGF YI1RZ IK2DUW
CW1GM CX2ABC IY4FGM IK4UPU YJ0VK VK2CA
D2EB IZ3ETU JD1BLC JP1IOF YL44WFF YL2SW
D2QMN RZ3EC JD1BLY JI5RPT YM2XBU TA3ASX
D2QV UT0EA JD1BMH JG7PSJ YP0WFF YO2KQT
DK0RZ DL5HAQ JD1YBT JP1IOF YR10XF YO4KAK
DL0DFF DL3HBZ JX9JKA LA9JKA YT16IARU YU1EA
DU1IST JA1HGY JY8VB UA4WHX ZA100I F4DTO
E77AW E77E JY9ET M0OXO ZP9MCE EA5ZD
EG1DCL EA1URV K1A KK1KW ZW5B K3IRV
EG2ISN EA2DXR KA9FOX W9RPM ZW7R PR7ZAJ
EG7CVC EA7HLZ LX75RL LX2A ZY2014WC PS7KC

BA4TB Dale Yu, 138-3302 Yinren Yushu Garden, 214011 Wuxi, P.R. China
I2VGW Gabriele Villa, Ufficio Milano Cordusio, Casella Postale 966,
20123 Milano MI, Italy
IK2DUW Antonello Passarella, Via M. Gioia 6, 20812 Limbiate MB, Italy
JG7PSJ Hiroyuki Kawanobe, 1-4-1 Mikamine, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi,
Miyagi-ken, 982-0826, Japan
M0OXO Charles Wilmott, 60 Church Hill, Royston, Barnsley, S71 4NG,
United Kingdom
PP5XX Peter Sprengel, P.O. Box 007, Itapoa - SC, 89249-000, Brazil
VK2CA Allan Meredith, P.O. Box 890, Mudgee NSW 2850, Australia

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UA6JD
05-06-2012, 07:11 PM
SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1061
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1061

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1061

BID: $OPDX.1061
May 7, 2012
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, NC1L, KF2TI, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, W5JON, KH6BZF, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, K9EL, W9ILY, 4J5T, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, E21EIC, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, GW0ANA, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWY, LY5W, LZ1BJ, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, UT7FP, VA3RJ & ICPO and the VHF-DX-Portal for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 29th-April, through Sunday, 6th-May there were 222 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7O, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, 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, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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" (WFWL).

3D2C, CONWAY REEF (Update). An international team of operators will be active as 3D2C from Conway Reef (OC-112) between September 24th and October 5th. The current list of operators are Hrane/YT1AD (Team leader), David/K3LP (Technical Co-leader), Aleksey/UA4HOX (Organization Co-leader), Paul/N6PSE (PR), David/WD5COV, Vasily/RW4NW, David/AH6HY, Alan/AD6E, Alan/K6SRZ (Medical Doctor), Craig/K9CT, Sergej/RZ3FW, George/N6NKT, Stanislav/LZ1GC, Al/K3VN, Alexander/RW3RN and Peter/PY5CC/PT5XX. Most of these operators were active from Rotuma as 3D2R last year. Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV and PSK31. Suggested frequencies were published in OPDX.1045. QSL via YT1AD, direct (w/SAE or SASE + 1 USD for normal postage, 2 USDs for Airmail) or by the Bureau. For more details and updates, visit the 3D2C Web page at: http://www.yt1ad.info/3d2c/index.html

6O, SOMALIA. A team of Italian operators will be active this week from from Galkayo, Somalia, as 6O0CW between May 7-18th. Operators mentioned are Silvano/I2YSB (6O0CW), Vinicio/IK2CIO (6O0IO), Angelo/IK2CKR (6O0KR), Marcello/IK2DIA (6O0IA), Stefano/IK2HKT (6O0KT) and Gino/IK2RZP (9O0ZP). Also mentioned are Software developer Giacomo/IH9GPI and Pilot station Art/IK7JWY. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1823, 3530, 7025, 10113, 14050, 18069, 21050, 24891 and 28050 kHz
SSB - 3790, 7056/7125, 14270, 18130, 21275, 24980 and 28450 kHz
RTTY - 7041, 10142, 14080, 18103, 21080, 24915 and 28080 kHz
6m - 50105/CW and 50105/SSB
QSL Manager is I2YSB, direct or by the OQRS. They state on their Web page [edited]: "The members of Italian Dxpedition Team, after the donation of an ambulance to the Galkayo Medical Center and an absence of six years from Galkayo, return to the country to help again the Somali Red Crescent Society. The same team has operated from Somalia in 2005 with the callsign 6O0CW and 2006 with the callsign 6O0N, putting in the log about 25,000 QSOs in the first case and about 35.000 QSOs in the second one. We ask those who have already worked us during one of these DXpeditions to not work us again in the same bands/modes, thus giving more opportunities for those who have not previously worked Somalia. Thanks for your cooperations." For more details, visit their Web page at: http://www.i2ysb.com/joomla5 A forum for the 6O0CW operation is available at: http://www.hamradioweb.net

6V, SENEGAL. Vladimir, RK4FF, will once again be active as 6V7S from Le Calao in Ngaparou between May 16-28th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via RK4FF.

7O6, YEMEN. An international team of operators are now active as 7O6T from Socotra Island (AS-028) as of 2100z, April 30th through 2100z May 15th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1824, 3504, 7004, 10104, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 1845, 3780, 7065/7180, 14145, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz
RTTY - 7035, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz
The 7O6T log shows (per ClubLOG dated May 5th, at 2106z): 74613 Total QSOs and 20859 with Unique Calls. Mode breakdown: 38537/CW, 35329/SSB and 747/RTTY. Continent breakdown: 562/AF, 0/ANT, 8312/AS, 48761/EU, 15906/NA, 558/OC and 514/SA. QSL via UA3DX. More details about OQRS/Direct/Bureau/ LoTW will be available during the course of DXpedition. Operators mentioned are Dmitri/RA9USU (Team Leader), Harry/RA3AUU (Co-Leader), David/K3LP (Co- Leader), Andrew/UA3AB, Oleg/R3FA, Vlad/R7LV, Alex/RM2M, Yuri/RL3FT, Aleksey/UA4HOX, Choigonjav/JT1CO, Paul/N6PSE, David/WD5COV, and Hrane/ YT1AD. The 7O6T operation is supported by: Ministry of Interior Republic of Yemen, Ministry of Information Republic of Yemen, Ministry of Radio Republic of Yemen and the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology Republic of Yemen. The 7O6T operation does have a Web page and Twitter page:
http://www.yemen2012.com/index.php https://twitter.com/#!/7o6t (https://twitter.com/#%21/7o6t)

DAYTON HAMVENTION NEWS (Press Release - SWODXA DX DINNER ANNOUNCEMENT). Joe Pater, W8GEX, <W8GEX@aol.com>, dated April 30, 2012: "FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- The SOUTHWEST OHIO DX Association (SWODXA) wants to remind everyone that the DX Dinner™ is less than three weeks away. The dinner will again be at the Dayton Marriott, 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409 on Friday, May 18th. The cash bar opens at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 7:00 p.m. Following the meal, there will be a separate room and cash bar available for more fellowship. Ticket sales have been brisk, and the reservation deadline is only two weeks away. Dinner details, a list of door prizes, and the reservation order form can be found on the SWODXA event website, <www.swodxaevents.org>. Dinner reservations must be received no later than midnight, Saturday, May 12, 2012."

DIGIFEST 2012. The annual "Digifest" will be held as usual on the 1st full weekend of June (2012 dates are June 2nd and 3rd). This is going to be Digifest's 5th year, and its popularity is growing with last year's received LOGs number of more than 200. Peculiarity of this Contest is the great variety of different categories of the participants in 5 digital modes: RTTY 75, BPSK 63, MFSK 16, HELLSCHREIBER, OLIVIA and the most fair points calculation based on the distance between the stations. The Contest consists of 3 convenient periods (8 hours each) during the weekend. To add more adrenalin into this competition a special feature will be offered to those who like competing in real time # online results will be presented on a server. And, of course, a lot of real nice prizes, mostly RigExpert AA-230 and AA-30 Antenna Analyzers and RigExpert USB Interfaces. All prizes sponsored by RigExpert Ukraine Ltd. Since the number of the participants is relatively small and the most populated competing area is Europe, the "far away" stations from NA, SA, Africa, Asia and Australia are at great advantage. From the last year's experience those stations were the most prize winners. Considering this and also to support growing participation from Europe, the sponsors "double" the prizes # i.e. separate main prizes are now available both for Europe and for the "rest of the World". But wait, that's not all! For those of you who won't be able to win "main prize" in respected category, there will be a lot of small gifts, like T-shirts and paper awards. All the prizes will be mailed to participant's home addresses. The results are usually available just 2 weeks after the end of the Contest, So, let's just meet on the 1st weekend of June and have fun! Complete rules can be found at:
http://www.mixw.net/misc/DigiFest/index.html
http://www.rigexpert.com/index?s=main&f=digifest
http://ut7fp.kiev.ua

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
7O6T - Yemen; Current Operations
6O3A - Somalia; 2012 Operation

DXCC ONLINE APPLICATION TURN-AROUND. Steve, WB6RSE, informs OPDX: "I submitted an Online DXCC application just prior to the Visalia DX convention where I had the cards checked and the paperwork accepted for forwarding to the DXCC desk for processing. Now just two weeks later, the credits have appeared in my LOTW DXCC Account Status. Congratulations to all at the ARRL and all at DXCC for a highly successful and fast new process. Online DXCC Application. Recommended."

E51, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Andy, AB7FS, is once again planning to be active as E51AND from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between July 2nd and August 25th. Activity will be holiday style. As a member of the Straight Key Century Club (SKCC #7723), he plans to operate straight key CW at or around 14050 kHz, and he will be looking especially for SKCC members. He also checks into the ANZA net (which meets at 0515z daily on 14183 kHz). QSL via his home callsign.

GD, ISLE OF MAN. Stewart, G3RXQ, will be active as GD3RXQ from the Isle of Man (EU-116) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via G3RXQ.

GU, GUERNSEY. Ed, GW3SQX, will be active as GU7O from Guernsey (EU-114) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a CW entry. QSL via GW3SQX.

HS85, THAILAND (Special Event). Members of the Rotarians Of Amateur Radio (ROAR) are currently active as HS85RI; the special event station for 2012 Rotary International Convention in Bangkok. The team leader is Tim, JH1NVZ, and the operation is supported by Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST). They will active until May 9th. QSL via E21EIC.

IOTA NEWS..............

AS-067. Operators Mitsuo/JF6TEU and Tsuyoshi/JA6VDB will be active as homecall/6 from Uji Island between May 11-13th. Activity will be on 80-12 meters using CW and SSB. There is a possibility of some 160m, 10m, RTTY and PSK31 operations. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau. Look for updates to be posted to Twitter @JA6VDB.

EU-008. Glyn, GW0ANA, will be operating as GW0ANA during a "Micro DX-Pedition" from Gigha Island, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, between May 21-27th. Activity will be on SSB, RTTY, PSK and SSTV. QSL via GW0ANA, direct QTHR or by the Bureau.

EU-127. Michael, DL4ABO, will be active as homecall/p from Neuwerk Island (GIA N-012) and lighthouse (DLTD #38, ARLHS FED-165, TWLHD WLH DL-019, WLOTA 2311) between May 10-11th. Activity will be focused on 80-17 meters CW. Also, this operation counts for the National Park and Nature Reserve award (Hamburg Wadden Sea WFF DLFF-005). QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. For more details, see: http://www.qrz.com/db/DL4ABO

EU-174. Boyko, LZ1QN, has been issued the special contest callsign SW8A and plans to visit Samothraki Island, Greece, to partic- ipate in the upcoming CQWW WPX CW Contest May 26-27th. His intention is to organize and support a group of experienced hams to join this holiday adventure. QSL card via LZ1QN.

OC-199. Wally, VK6YS, will be active as VK6YS/p from West Lewis Island between May 19-21st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using mainly SSB with some CW. He suggests, "Local nighttime will be best for lower frequency CW and mornings and evenings best for SSB." QSL via his home callsign direct or e-QSL.

J7, DOMINICA. Operators Ken/JN1THL (J79KT), Yoshikatsu/JK1KHT (J79YK), Yoshiko/JQ1LCW (J79YL) and Misae/JF1UOX (J79JF) will be active this week from Dominica (NA-101) between May 10-17th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, possibly 6m, and using CW, SSB and RTTY. Equipment will be a TS-590 and IC-706MKII with amps. QSL all callsigns via JN1NDY.

JW, SVALBARD. Operators Karl/LA8DW (JW8DW) and Kjell/LA9HH will be active from the JW5E club station in Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026) between September 12-19th. Their activity will include the Scandinavian Activity Contest (SAC) CW Contest (September 15-16th) using the callsign JW5E. Operations outside of the contest will be on CW and SSB. QSL JW8DW via LA8DW. QSL JW5E direct. Visit the JW8DW Web page at: http://la8dw.com/Svalbard%202011 Visit the JW5E Web page at: http://www.jw5e.com

JY, JORDAN. Once again world traveller, Vladimir, UA4WHX, is active, but this time from Jordan as JY8VB. Currently his length of stay is unknown, and his activity has been on 40/20/17/15/12/10 meter using SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign.

KK5, UNITED STATES (Special Event/IOTA Op). Look for members of the Brazos Valley ARC (KK5W) to be active during the Museum Ships Weekend (0000z, June 2nd to 2359z, June 3rd) operating from radio rooms of WWII Submarine USS Cavalla and Destroyer Escort USS Stewart from Seawolf Park on Pelican Island (NA-143) in Galveston, Texas. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. Be a part of living history as they commemorate the actions of these ships and crews. Receive a special event QSL by sending a SASE to KK5W (QRZ.com). More information is available at: http://www.bvarc.org/index.php?page=ms

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (May 7-13th)....

May/07th AN May/10th HN May/12th AN-HN
May/08th AN May/11th HN May/13th AN
May/09th AN-HN

SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
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NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
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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

KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA. Operators Yuri/N3QQ and Dick/N7RO will be making a quick trip down to American Samoa between June 27th and July 3rd, to just have talks with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) about a potential expedition in the future to Rose Atoll (OC-190). However, they may be active during their spare time as KH8/KL7RRC from Pago Pago. QSL via N7RO or UA9OBA.

PG6, NETHERLANDS (Special Event/Windmill). Members of the Veron Woerden Radio Club (Division A66) will be active as PG6MILL between May 12-13th. Activity will take place from the Dutch Windmill 'de Windhond' during the WOTA (Windmills On The Air) Event. Operations will be on 80m-70cm. The PI4WNO members are also celebrating the club's 25th anniversary. QSL via PA4J. During the WOTA Event, it is possible to earn an award, for details see: http://www.pd6mill.com

PJ2, CURACAO. Once again operators YL Anja/DH2AK and Torsten/DL1THM will be active as PJ2/DH2AK and PJ2/DL1THM from Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA LH-0942) between now and May 18th. Activity will be holiday style using this time the PJ2T Signal Point club station. Activity will be on 20-15 meters and mainly on SSB. QSL via their home callsign, by the Bureau or direct. See details QRZ.com.

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................

QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated May 6th)
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4O/IW3FWT via IW3FWT HB60RF via HB9DDS RP67IB via RK3DXW
CT7/GW0VML/P via GW0VML HG3IPA via HA3JB RP67KE via RW9QA
DL250COAL via DK8VR K4A via N4PJ RP67SO via RW3ZC
EG8WFF via EA8URL KP4ED via EB7DX RP67S via RV3LZ
EM50ISI via UT5SI LZ907SKB via LZ1KCP RP67ZZ via UA1ZZ
EM67QN via UT3QN MQ0OXO via M0OXO YL44WFF via YL2SW
EO1HFF via UY1HY OK2RRR via OK2RZ YU/S50HH via S50HH
GQ4RCG via M0OXO OZ/DL1BWU via DL1BWU ZW7R via PR7ZAJ
GS6PYE via M0VFC PY0FM via PY5XX

(d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW

LY16W QSL STATUS. Sam, LY5W, reports that he just received a few days ago the special LY16W QSLs from print. The special callsign was used to celebrate the independence of Lithuania signed on February 16th, 1918. QSLs are good towards a beautiful LY WPX Plaque. All info is available on QRZ.com under LY5W. First QSLs will go out this week to those who send direct; Bureau QSL cards will go a little later. Sam states, "Look for me with another new prefix."

QSL 4J0LH and 4J0SF via 4J5T. Activity was by the "Safari DX Club" from the Shuvalan Lighthouse (AZE 007) on May 6th. This was a new activation. Operators were Boris/4K4K and Natig/4J5T.

NEW QSL MANAGER. As of April 30th, 2012, Buzz, NI5DX, has become the QSL Manager for Volker, ZS3Y. Buzz will be able to confirm all contacts made with ZS3Y after October 11, 2008. Cards will need to be printed so replies will not be sent out for about six weeks. Patience is appreciated during this transition period.

OLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 9900 old QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site contains:
- The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2004 to 2011) with more than 300 QSLs
- At least one card for each 60 deleted DXCC countries (more than 1300+ QSLs)
- Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more 3500+ QSLs)
- Album for stations from North Africa 1945-1962 (300+ QSLs)
- More than 850 QSLs from the Antarctic bases.
- Nearly 270 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises).
- More than 300 QSLs for the rare French Pacific Islands such as FK, 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 1970
- More than 1400 cards for the old timer with more than 130 countries before 1945.
- 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

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4Z4DX, 6H6IARU, 9N7MD, CD3DZ, CE4SFG, CE9/PA3EXX, CT3DZ, CT9/CT1FFU, EA3IN, FM5CD, FY8PE, GM3YOR, GR100MGY, HK1MW, HP1WW, JA7IC, JV5A, KH6ZM, ON4AXU, PJ2/K8ND, RG9A, UN1L, WP4U and VE6STP

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5Z4EE, 7P8GF, 9M6/OH2YY, E51M, E51Z, HC2/W7SE, HI8A, JC91NW, SU9VB, SV2ASP/A, SV5BYR, T2T, TG8/W0OR, TO3A, TU2T, VK0TH, VP8SGP, VR2XMT, XV2RZ and ZX2S

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3A/N9NS, 3W6C, 5WOU, 5W0YA, 5Z4/RW1AU, 6W/UA0SE, 9M6DXX/P, 9M6XRO/P, 9M8Z, 9U1RSI, A6/UA9B, A65BP, B3C, BV9G, BV0G, BV0SSB, C21DL, C6AUM, CY9A, CT3/DK7YY, DU3/KL7IWC, E51NOU, FM5WE, FO/N6JA, HC8/DF8AN, HK3Q, HK5NLJ/3, HK6BRK, HR9/WQ7R, JW/DC8TM, JY4NE, KH2L, KH0/KT3Q, KP2/K0BBC, P29SS, P4/RG5A, PJ4C, PJ4/W5WR, R1ANC, T27A, T32YA, TC4M, TN2T, TT8ZZ, UK8AR, V31YN, V55A, VP2MSC, VP5DX, VR2C, XU7ACQ, XU7XRO, YS9SS, ZC4VJ, ZF1A, ZF2AM, ZK3OU, ZK3YA and ZL7/N7NOU

T6, AFGHANISTAN. Eric, K9GY, who is active as T6MO from the Helmand Province (Grid MM21), will be on during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Operations will only be on 40/20/15/10 meters using 100 watts into a OCF dipole at 40 feet. QSL via LoTW or to K9GY (see QRZ.com) direct or by the Bureau.

V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS (Update). John, W5JON, will once again be operating as V47JA from his Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, W.I., hillside vacation home (CQZ 8, IOTA NA-104, Grid FK87pg) between July 12th and August 2nd. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, including 60m and using SSB. His activity will also include RSGB IOTA (SSB) Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band entry and also, the CQWW VHF Contest (July 21-22nd). Equipment will be: Kenwood TS-590S and a SB200 Amplifier and a 80-10m Multiband Dipole and S9 Ver- tical (18' and 31'); 6m will be a 3 element yagi. His XYL Cathy, W5HAM, will occasionally operate as V47HAM. ALL QSLs go to his home callsign W5JON. Also via LoTW.

W9DXCC DX CONVENTION ANNOUNCES (Press Release - dated May 5th). "DX'ing from the Black Hole - A multi-session course to be presented in conjunction with the 60th W9DXCC DX Convention (Schaumburg, Illinois) -- The W9DXCC convention committee has announced it will offer a 4 session class on Friday, September 14th, 2012, to introduce ham operators to the excitement and fun of 'DXing', or contacting hams in other countries around the world. The class will be held the day before the W9DXCC convention on September 15th, and has been designed for new and inexperienced DX'ers. Each will cover a different aspect of DX'ing including operating practices, station design, chasing awards, QSL'ing and propagation from the Black Hole. All presenters are accomplished DXers from the NIDXA (Northern Illinois DX Association) and include K9AJ, K9EL, WA9YYY and W9MU. Between them they have over 100 years of experience that includes participation in DXpedition operations to rare locations around the world and numerous awards. Registration for the class may be done online at the W9DXCC web site <www.w9dxcc.com> when Convention registration is active. Discounts will be available for persons signing up for both the class and the convention. Please contact W9MU <jhudson@wishcom.net> for further details and information."

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05-11-2012, 10:44 AM
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To all radio amateurs

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This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, The Weekly DX, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Operators JA2LSS, JA2AIC, JA2AAU, JA2ATE and JA2ZS are QRV as 8Q7CJ, 8Q7IC, 8Q7NK, 8Q7TE and 8Q7ZS, respectively, from North Male Atoll, IOTA AS-013, until May 16. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL to home call.

ANGOLA, D2. Craig, MM3YNP is QRV as D2SG for about one year. QSL via GM4FDM.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event station DL250COAL is QRV until December 31 commemorating the completion of coal mining in Saarland. Activity is on all bands and modes. QSL via DK8VR.

BALEARIC ISLANDS, EA6. Special event station EH6ITU will be QRV May 12 to 17 to commemorate International Communications Day. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via EA6QY.

BELARUS, EU. Special event station EV1150P is QRV in celebration of the 1150th anniversary of the city of Polotsk. QSL via EW6DX.

NEW CALEDONIA, FK. Jacky, ZL3CW is QRV TX5CW from Noumea until May 29. QSL to home call.

DOMINICA, J7. Operators JA8RUZ, JK1KHT, JN1THL, JQ1LCW and JF1UOX are QRV as J79RZ, J79YK, J79KT, J79YL and J79JF, respectively, until May 17. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters, and possibly 6 meters, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL J79RZ via JA8RUZ and all others direct via JN1NDY.

JORDAN, JY. Paolo, IK0BOU is now QRV as JY9ET and is generally active on 80 to 10 meters daily from 1400 to 2100z using CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO.

SEYCHELLES, S7. Heye, DJ9RR will be QRV as S79RR from Mahe, IOTA AS-013, from May 15 to 23. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using CW and RTTY. QSL to home call.

DODECANESE, SV5. John, N5ER will be QRV as SV5/N5ER from Rhodes, IOTA EU-001, from May 15 to 20. Activity will be holiday style during his mornings and evenings using CW mainly on the lowbands. QSL direct to home call.

SOMALIA, T5. A group of operators are QRV as 6O0CW until May 18. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct via I2YSB. This one counts for Italian Somaliland for the Diamond DXCC Award.

BELIZE, V3. Mike, VE2XB is QRV as V31XB from Caye Caulker, IOTA NA-073, until May 31. Activity is on all bands. QSL to home call.

INDIA, VU. Manju, VU2SMS is QRV with special event call sign AU50GOA from Goa until May 31 to celebrate 50 years of independence.Activity is on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters. QSL direct to home call.This one counts for Goa for the Diamond DXCC Award.


OPERATIONS APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT. The following operations areapproved for DXCC credit: Yemen, 7O6T, current operation; Somalia,6O3A, 2012 operation.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ-M International DX Contest, VOLTA World Wide RTTY Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder,Slobozhansky Sprint Contest, VK/Trans-Tasman 80-Meter Phone Contest,EUCW Fraternizing CW QSO Party, Portuguese Navy Day Contest, Nevada Mustang Roundup, FISTS Spring CW Sprint, 50 MHz Spring Sprint andthe SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon can certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend. The NAQCC-EU Monthly CW Sprint is scheduled for May 14. The RSGB 80-Meter Club Data Championship is scheduledfor May 16. Please see May QST, page 79 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.

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05-12-2012, 05:06 AM
12 May 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1097
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Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

5X - 5X5RO is the callsign issued to Freddy F5IRO (J28RO) for his current activity from Uganda [425DXN 1095]. He operates CW (and possibily PSK) in his spare time, and according to Les Nouvelles DX will remain in the country until 8 June. QSL via F8DFP, direct or bureau.

6W - Vlad, RK4FF will be active as 6V7S from Le Calao, Senegal on 16-28 May. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

DL - Hans, DL2RU will be active as DL2RU/p from Usedom Island (EU-129) on 19-26 May. On 20 May he will operate for a few hours from Goermitz Island (same IOTA group but a different counter for the German Islands Award). QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX DL2RU]

DL - Sebastian, DL1AXX will be active as DL1AXX/p from Baltrum Island (EU-047) on 20-25 May. QSL via home call, direct or bureau [TNX rgsbiota.org]

EA - EA2DXR, EA2JB, EA2KK, EA2RC, EA2TT and EA2VE will be active as TM12O from Oleron Island (EU-032) on 18-20 May. They will operate SSB and RTTY on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via EA2TT.

EA8 - Special event station EH8ITU will be active on 17-20 May from Gran Canaria (AF-004) to celebrate ITU's World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (17 May). QSL via EA8ADL.

FO_ci - Cordell Expeditions has announced plans for a DXpedition to Clipperton Island (NA-011) in March 2013. A team of up to 24 operators will be QRV under a TX5 callsign TBA for 10 days starting around 1 March. They will be active on all bands and modes with up to 8 stations, and will use an advanced version of DXA, the satellite-linked system that displays near-real-time log data. For the time being the team includes KK6EK, DL1MGB, NP4IW, DL3DXX, DJ5IW, SP5XVY and DL8LAS, and more operators are being sought. Further information at www.cordell.org/CI/index.html (http://www.cordell.org/CI/index.html)

G - Special event call GB60VUL is active until 27 May celebrating 60 years of the Avro Vulcan bomber. The call is being operated from six venues by the Newbury and District ARS, with some help from the Finningley ARS. QSL via bureau, or direct to M0JEC. [TNX M0JEC]

G - The Cray Valley Radio Society will be active as GB6MW from Meopham Windmill on 12-13 May for the Mills on the Air weekend (www.mills-on-the-air.net (http://www.mills-on-the-air.net)). QSL via G4DFI. [TNX M0MCV]

GM - EI6FR, GM0DJG, GM3OZB, GM3YEH, GM3ZRT and MM0BIM will be active as GM7WCO/p from the St. Kilda Islands (EU-059) on 16-21 May. They will operate CW, SSB and possibily RTTY on the HF bands and 6m. QSL via GM7WCO, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

G - Kev, M0TNX and Mart, M3POG will be active as GB2HI from Hilbre Island (EU-120) on 17-20 May. They will operate SSB, CW, some RTTY and a little PSK on 40-10 metres, and maybe a bit on 80 metres. QSL via M0OXO. [TNX M0TNX]

GM - Orkney Amateur Radio Club members will be active as GS5NB from Ness Battery at Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands (EU-009) on 19-21 May. They will have two stations active on 80-10 metres CW, SSB and digital modes. They might be QRV for testing the previous weekend, and at times during the week preceding. QSL via GM0WED (direct only) and LoTW. [TNX 5B4AHJ]

GM - Glyn, GW0ANA will be active as GM0ANA from Gigha Island, Inner Hebrides (EU-008) on 21-27 May. He will be QRV on SSB, RTTY, PSK and SSTV. QSL via GW0ANA, direct or bureau. [TNX GW0ANA]

I - Guenter, DL3NBI will be active as IA5/DL3NBI from Isola del Giglio (EU-028) on 15-23 May. QSL via home call, direct or bureau [TNX rgsbiota.org]

I - IT9AHI, IT9AKC, IT9TFX, IT9YMM, IW9FSG and IZ8MWG will be active as ID9Z from Lipari Island (EU-017) on 17-20 May. They will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on the HF bands as well as on 6 and 2 metres. QSL via IT9TFX.

KL - Rick, K6VVA reports he has postponed his July 2012 "North Slope IOTA Extravaganza" [425DXN 1080] until July 2013. He planned to operate from IOTA groups NA-172, NA-050 and NA-004, but the expedition "has now been rescheduled for hopefully better propagation".

LA - Helmut, DL5DSM (CW) and Bernhard, DL9UBF (SSB) will be active as LA/DL5DSM and LA/DL9UBF from Vardo Island (EU-141) on 15-23 May. They will also plan to go and operate as LA/DL5DSM/p and LA/DL9UBF/p from Hornoya (EU-141) during that time frame. QSL via home calls. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

LA - Ric, DL2VFR and Norbert, DL2RNS will operate SSB and CW as LA/DL2VFR and LA/DL2RNS from Hvaler Island (EU-061) on 16-21 May. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

P4 - Michal OK7MT, Vit OK5MM and Petr OK2PP will be active from Aruba (SA-036) on 17-31 May, CQ WPX CW Contest included. They will be signing P4/homecall and P40H (QSL via OK7MT, direct or bureau, and LoTW). [TNX OK7MT]

S7 - Heye, DJ9RR will be active as S79RR from Mahe (AF-024), Seychelles on 15-23 May. He will operate CW and RTTY on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW.

SM - A team of 6-8 operators will be active as 7S6W from Vinga Island (EU-043) on 17-20 May. They will have three stations active on 80-10 metres SSB with some CW and RTTY. Updates will be posted to http://sm6.se/7s6w/. QSL via SM6MIS (bureau) or SM6WET (direct). [TNX SM6U]

SV - Once again Laci, HA0HW will be active as J48HW and SV8/HA0HW from Thassos Island (EU-174) from 24 May to 3 June. He will participate in the CQ WPX CW Contest as J48HW; before and after the contest he will be QRV on all HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX HA0HW]
SV - Boyko, LZ1QN and possibily others will participate in the CQWW WPX CW Contest as SW8A from Samothraki Island (EU-174). QSL via LZ1QN. [TNX LZ1BJ]

UA - Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Patriotic War of 1812 (the French invasion of Russia) special callsign R200V will be active from 12 June to 12 September from various historical places in the regions of Smolensk and Moscow. QSL via RK3LO (bureau, LoTW and eQSL). [TNX RW2L]

V2 - Darrell, AB2E will be active as V26E from Antigua (NA-100) on 23-30 May, CQ WW WPX CW Contest included. He plans to concentrate on 30, 17 and 12m and low bands before and after the contest. He will also give RTTY a try on all bands. QSL via AB2E (direct) and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

V4 - Once again John, W5JON will be active as V47JA from St. Kitts (NA-104)from 12 July to 2 August. He will operate SSB on 80-6 metres, and will participate in the IOTA Contest. His wife Cathy (W5HAM) will also operate occasionally as V47HAM. All QSLs via W5JON and LoTW. [TNX W5JON]

VE - The "NA-128 Contest Group" (www.qsl.net/na128cg/ (http://www.qsl.net/na128cg/)) will be active as VX2I from Ile Verte (NA-128) on 26-29 July, IOTA Contest included. The group will operate many stations from the lighthouse keeper's quarters, with activity on all bands SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK63 before and after the contest. A station will be dedicated to 6m. QSL via VE2CQ, direct or bureau. [TNX VE2EBK]

VK - Wally, VK6YS will be active as VK6YS/p from West Lewis Island (OC-199) on 19-21 May. He plans to operate mainly SSB with some CW on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]

W - Jeff, W6UX and other five operators will be active as W6UX/p from Anacapa Island (NA-144) from around 22 UTC on 27 July until 12 UTC on the 29th, IOTA Contest included. Look for them on 10, 15, 20, 30 (Friday only), and 40 metres. QSL via W6UX.

XE - Zalo, XE3N plans to be active from Cayo Culebra (NA-200) on 1-3 June. He will be QRV on 80-6 metres SSB, RTTY and possibly Satellite. QSL via EA5FL. [TNX DX World]

XZ - Simon, HS0ZIB [425DXN 1095] reports he will be in Myanmar from 14 May. He has been granted permission to be active as XZ1K, but with an emphasis by the authorities on a 'low-key' style of operation (SSB and possibily PSK). Please visit www.xz1k.org (http://www.xz1k.org) for further information. [TNX DX World]

YV - A group of YL operators (namely YV4AW, YY5AA, YY5ALO, YY5ANG, YY5CMO, YY5EBV, YY5ILN and YY5SRR) will be active as YW5YL from Isla la Playita on 18-20 May. They will operate SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL via YV5AJ, direct or bureau.


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DXCC NEWS ---> 7O6T (Yemen, current operation) and 6O3A (Somalia, 2012operation) have been approved for DXCC credit. [TNX NC1L]


EFC 2012 ---> Celebrating the 14th UEFA European Football Championship, tobe hosted jointly by Poland and Ukraine, a very large number of specialcallsigns with 3Z2012, HF2012, SN2012, EM2012, EN2012 and EO2012 prefixeswill be active between 1 June and 5 July. Detailed information on the "EFC2012 On The Air" event, organized by PZK and UARL, and the relevant awardscan be found at http://efc2012.pzk.org.pl/. [TNX SQ2RH]


QSL ZL2WL ---> NI5DX, is the QSL manager for Wayne, ZL2WL. Once the logfile is transferred and the cards are printed, Buzz will be able to allpast and future contacts made with ZL2WL.


+ SILENT KEY + Lawrence A. Gandy (AH8LG) passed away on 8 May at 80 yearsof age. The president of the American Samoa Amateur Radio Association (ASARA), Larry was an active DXer and over the years he helped quite a few DXpeditioners travelling to Pacific destinations.


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UA6JD
05-13-2012, 07:12 PM
SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1062
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1062

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1062
BID: $OPDX.1062
May 14, 2012

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, W2VU, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KH6BZF, N6PSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, K9EL, W9ILY, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, EA5RM, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HA0HW, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWX, IZ2DPX, OK7MT, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SM0DTK, UT7FP, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE2EBK, the VHF-DX-Portal and YO3JW for the following DX information.

** SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR (By KB8NW): There will not be an OPDX Bulletin next week and "possibly the week after". I will be attending the Dayton HamVention. "IF" I receive a major announcement, I will probably send out a special bulletin. However, PLEASE continue to send your DX information. You never know what I might do.... 73 de Tedd KB8NW

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 6th-May, through Sunday, 13th-May there were 222 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7O, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, 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, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, P5, PA, PJ2, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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" (WFWL).

4X, ISRAEL. Dutch operators Jaap/PA7DA and Luc/PA9LUC will be active as 4X/homecall between May 16-30th. Activity will be mainly on 10, 6 and 2 meters. The WW-LOCs will be KM72nx and on May 22nd, KM71jw. Operations on the lower bands will be possible. QSL via the Dutch Bureau. For updates, check the Blog page: http://dutch-4x-team.blogspot.com

5X, UGANDA (Update). Freddy, F5IRO/J28RO, who is here on a work assignment through June, has applied for the callsign 5X5RO, with the help of David, 5X1D (KH9AE), and is now active. Freddy states, "The station is quite ready to be set up; just some work on the vertical antenna to finish it." His station is a Elecraft K3 using verticals or dipoles. Activity will be on CW on the upper HF bands, especially on 10 MHz in the evening (5X = GMT + 3) and possibly some PSK operations. Watch the DXClusters for spots. He was spotted on 30 and 15 meters this past week (21013 and 10131 kHz). QSL is via Michel, F8DFP, by the French Cureau or direct (w/SAE and IRC). For more updates and info, watch Freddy's Blog page at: http://j28ro.blogspot.com

6O, SOMALIA. A team of Italian operators, active as 6O0CW from Galkayo will go QRT on May 18th. As of 2035z, May 12th, their log show that they have made a total of 33013 QSOs with 12808 unique callsigns (14135/SSB, 14824/CW and 4054/RTTY). QSL via I2YSB, direct or by the OQRS. For more details, visit their Web page at: http://www.i2ysb.com/joomla5 A forum for the 6O0CW operation is available at: http://www.hamradioweb.net

6O, SOMALIA (Update to OPDX.1059). Darko, J28AA/E70A, will once again be active as 6O3A from Hargeisa between May 25-31st. Activity will be on SSB, RTTY and 50 MHz. He also plans to be in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via K2PF or E77E. For possible updates (under news), online log, and pictures, check out the Bosnia and Herzegovina Contest Club's Web page at: http://bhcc.ba Also look on QRZ.com under 6O3A.

6O, SOMALIA (6O3A Press Release #2, dated May 12th). Paul Ewing/N6PSE, from "The Intrepid-DX Group", reports: "Due to the recent activation of Somalia by the 6O0CW group, the Intrepid-DX Group has decided to cancel our previously announced plans to conduct a DXpedition in November 2012, as 6O3A. We feel that the need for 6O contacts has been sufficiently diminished to make it worth-while to continue with our plans. In the coming days we will refund 100% of all donations made to us. We hope to make other rare activations for 2013. Our friend, Darko Rusman-E70A continues to hold the 6O3A license and will be active from time to time from Somaliland.... Thank you, Paul N6PSE, The Intrepid-DX Group"

7O6, YEMEN. The international team of operators active as 7O6T from Socotra Island (AF-028) will go QRT at 2100z, May 15th. New team members arrived on May 9th. They are Dave/K3LP, Jeff/K1ZM and Andrey/LZ2HM. On the same flight, operators Vlad/R7LV, Andrew/UA3AB, Paul/N6PSE and Harry/ RA3AUU returned back home. It was mentioned that the team does NOT have 6 meter privileges, so all 50 MHz operations are the work of a PIRATE. Also, on Sunday, May 13th, the 7O6T requests, "We would like to ask Europeans not to make 3rd or 4th QSO on RTTY just to fill another Club Log band/mode spot. Give a chance to others!" The 7O6T log shows (per ClubLOG dated May 13th, at 0236z): 136373 Total QSOs and 33401 with Unique Calls. Mode breakdown: 71151/CW, 61541/SSB and 3708/RTTY. Continent breakdown: 960/AF, 0/ANT, 18249/AS, 87701/EU, 27144/NA, 1127/OC and 1192/SA. QSL via UA3DX. More details about OQRS/Direct/Bureau/LoTW will be available during the course of DXpedition. The 7O6T Web page and Twitter page are available at: http://www.yemen2012.com/index.php https://twitter.com/#!/7o6t (https://twitter.com/#%21/7o6t)

BS7, SCARBOROUGH REEF (Disputed). BBC reports, "Several hundred protesters waved flags and placards at the Chinese embassy in Manila, calling for China to withdraw its ships from a South China Sea shoal..... The two countries have been locked in a stand-off in disputed waters at the Scarborough Shoal since 8th April." Read the whole article at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18030805

CQ PRESS RELEASE (From Richard, W2VU). "CQ INTRODUCES FULL-COLOR 'DX WORLD GUIDE' IN PRINT AND ON CD -- (Hicksville, NY - May 8, 2012) -- CQ Communi- cations, Inc., today announced the publication of the third edition of the DX World Guide, by Franz Langner, DJ9ZB. This 384-page DXer's guidebook is the first edition using color throughout and the first to be entirely in English. The book includes entries for well over 300 DX 'entities'. Information includes geographical information about each country, WAZ and ITU zones, ITU callsign allocations and amateur prefixes. Each listing also includes a map and flag, plus information on the country's licensing agency and national amateur radio society. In addition, as appropriate, listings include call areas, IOTA (Islands on the Air) information and representative QSL cards. The DX World Guide, 3rd edition, will be available in both print and digital (CD) formats. It will retail for 42.95 USDs in print and 22.95 USDs on CD. A limited number of print editions are expected to be available from the CQ booth at the 2012 Dayton Hamvention® (Main arena, booths 74 & 75), with general availability after Memorial Day. Advance orders are being accepted via the CQ Online Bookstore < http://store.cq-amateur-radio.com/StoreFront.bok> or by phone at (800) 853-9797."

CY0, SABLE ISLAND. Al, VE1AWW, who has been active as CY0/VE1AWW as of April 17th, and will be there for about the next two months, reports on May 11th: "The 40-80-160 antenna is dead. I won't be replacing it anytime soon. I can work 30m (PSK 31) 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10m. I will soon have a 6m beam as well." Remember, his activity will be limited to his spare time as he is there to work. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

D2, ANGOLA. Craig, MM0SSG, is now active as D2SG from Luanda and will be there until around October 31st. Activity will be limited because he is there on a work assignment on an off-shore oil platform. Operations will only take place when he is on land. Reported QSNs show activity has been on 10 meters CW. QSL via GM4FDM, direct or by the Bureau.

DAYTON HAMVENTION DX HOSPITALITY SUITE. The Northern Ohio DX Association (along with Janeen Hire, W8ZET) will once again sponsor a Hospitality Suite (16th year) at this year's Dayton Hamvention. It will be in Suite 1011 on the 10th floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings (Look for signs!). All DXers/Contesters are welcome. Munchies and refreshments will be available. Come and meet the members and friends of NODXA.

[B]DXCC NEWS (Card Checker and 160 Meters). Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports: "In order to facilitate retrieval of DXCC card checkers for the DXCC, WAS, VUCC and WAC programs besides the individual search feature on the DXCC web site, I have also posted a link to a file called DXCC Card Checker Master. This link will take you to the complete list of card checkers worldwide. In addition, an added purpose for this file is to help you locate a card checker near you that is authorized to check 160 Meters. Remember, all checkers can now check deleted entities but certain restrictions still apply to 160 meters, as follows: In the attached file you'll see entries that are in 'BOLD/RED'. These checkers are authorized to check 160 Meter cards. As per the new rule only card checkers with an active 160 Meter DXCC award account are authorized to verify 160 Meters. If your card checker is not noted in 'bold/red' please do not take 160 Meter cards for them to check. In addition to the 'bold/red' a notation of '160M' is noted next to their callsign in superscript which also notes this permission. Please see this link which will take you to the master list: http://www.arrl.org/dxcc-card-checker-master-1 The search feature to do a search by your state or country for your local card checker is still available, but at this time there is no note that indicates they are eligible to check 160 Meters: http://www.arrl.org/dxcc-card-checker-search "

E4, PALESTINE. As your editor was preparing this week's bulletin, well- known world traveller Vladimir, UA4WHX, who was recently in Jordan as JY8VB, surprised everyone Sunday morning showing up as E40VB from Palestine on 12 meters. As always, his length of stay is unknown. QSL via his home callsign.

EUFF GREEN PARTY 2012 (Field Day Operations). The YOFF team of the SRR (Romanian Society of Radioamateurs) and the ARER (Romanian Association of Environmentalists Radioamateurs) invite all the radio amateurs to join them in the EUFF Green Party 2012. Purpose: To stimulate the ham operators to leave their house and be involved in portable/outdoor operations related to the nature and ecology, and to familiarize the world-wide radio amateurs with protected natural areas. Dates: 0600-1759z, June 9th. For complete details, see: http://wff-yo.blogspot.com

FS, FRENCH ST. MARTIN. John, K9EL, will once again be active from French St. Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383, Grid Loc. FK88) between June 8-24th. Activity will be holiday style (on a family vacation) and he will be operating as FS/K9EL whenever possible. He will be using an IC7000 and verticals for 80-10 meters, a 3 element yagi for 6 meters and will be operating on CW, SSB, and he plans to put an emphasis on RTTY this trip. He will also bring an amplifier with him to better his signal on 6 meters. John states, "Schedules are welcome and QSL to my home call. I will also attempt to do daily uploads to Club Log and LoTW. Part of the trip will include planning for 160 meter antennas as I plan to operate 160 in November as part of my planned CQWW CW participation."

IOTA DXPEDITION (Postponed!). Rick, K6VVA, has announced that his "IOTA DXpedition (NA-175, NA-050 and NA-004) has now been rescheduled for hopefully better propagation during 2013. The far Northern Latitude has additional propagation factor complications, so in considering the total Big Picture involved, a QRX was deemed necessary to maximize possibilities for all IOTA Chasers to make QSOs." His new target date is in July 2013. Stay tuned for more details on his "KL7 North Slope IOTA EXTRAVAGANZA!!", by watching the Web page at: http://www.k6vva.com/iota/na172 Also, check TWITTER at: http://www.twitter.com/k6vva

IOTA DXPEDITIONS TOUR. Operators Peter OT9Z/ON8ZZ, Dominiek/ON3JA and Frederik/ON3NT will be active as MU/OT9Z from Guernsey (EU-114, WLOTA 0013) between July 16-20th. During their stay on Guernsey, they plan to activate the following islands (all EU-114): July 17th - Herm Island; July 18th - Sark Island (WLOTA 0944) and July 19th - Alderney Island (WLOTA 0198). The group will then head south to France and be active as F/OT9Z from Chausey Island (EU-039, DIFM MA004, WLOTA 0424) between July 27-29th. They plan to be an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) using the special callsign TM7T. QSL all operations via OT9Z.

IOTA NEWS..............

EU-008. Members of the Wessex Contest Group will be active as MS0WCB, MQ0WCB and possibly their own callsigns, from the Isle of Skye (IOSA NH07, SCOTIA CN14, WLOTA 1626, WAB NG47, WW Loc. IO67UQ) between now and May 19th. Operators mentioned are Steve/G0FUW,Simon/M0TTE, Dave/M0SFT and Dan/M0TGN. Activity will be on 80-15 meters SSB. QSL direct (see QRZ.com), eQSL or via M0WAY.More information is available at their Web site at: http://www.mx0wcb.com

EU-008. [Correction] Glyn, GW0ANA, will be operating as GM0ANA (not GW0ANA) during a "Micro DX-Pedition" from Gigha Island, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, between May 21-27th. Activity will be on SSB, RTTY, PSK and SSTV. QSL via GW0ANA, direct QTHR or by the Bureau.

EU-020. Tetsu, JH8SGR, will be active as SM1/JH8SGR from Gotland Island between June 11-13th. He will use 500 watts into wirebeam antennas. QSL via his home callsign.

EU-032. Members of the Beniteam DX Group will be on the air from Oleron Island using the special callsign TM12O (Tango Mike Twelve Oscar) between May 18-20th. Operators mentioned are Javier/EA2DXR, Javier/EA2JB, Julio/EA2KK, Juan/EA2RC, YL Merche/EA2TT and Antonio/EA2VE. Activity will be on 80-10 meters with three stations using SSB and RTTY. They will be ready to work also on 6 meters if the band is open. QSL via EA2TT.

EU-039. (Update) Members of the Charente DX Group (CDXG) will be active as TM0CI from Chausey Island (DIFM MA 004) between May 19-25th. Operators mentioned are F5MNK, F5LOW, F6HKA and ON4ZD (OS0S). Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They will have three stations on the air. QSL via F5EOT, by the Bureau and direct (Postage or Mail with Paypal). For updates, watch the CDXG Web page at: http://www.frag33.org/www.cdxg.org

EU-043. Operators Sten/SM6MIS, Rick/SM6U, Bengt/SM6UQL, Tomas/SM6XMY, Pierre/SB6A, Christer/SM6V and Janne/SM6YOF will be active as 7S6W from Vinga Island (WLOTA 1517, SMFF-3495, SWA-163) between May 17-20th. Activity will begin during the afternoon of May 17th, through their departure at 1200z on Sunday, May 20th. They plan to have 3 stations, each with 1 kW amplifiers, using mostly SSB, with some CW and RTTY. QSL via info on QRZ.com. For information and updates, visit: http://sm6.se/7s6w

EU-049. Fred, PA1FJ, is now active as SV8/PA1FJ/P from the Samos Island, Greece, until May 17th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

EU-112. Members of the GMDX Group (Scotland's DX Association) plan to be active as GB5SI from Shiant Isles [House Island)(between Isles of Lewis and Skye on Scotland's NW Coast) between June 15-22nd. Operators mentioned are Jim/MM0BQI, Gordon/MM0GPZ, Doug/GM0ELP, Philip/GM0LIR, Iain/GM0OQV, Brian/GM0EGI, William/ GM4ZNC and possibly others. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via MM0BQI.

EU-120. Operators Kev/M0TNX and Martin/M3POG will once again be active as GB2HI from Hilbre Island between May 17-20th. Kev states that they are there to celebrate his 45th birthday (May 18th), and to give out QSOs for the Island to anyone who needs it. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. If 80 meters is possible, it will be a full size kite supported vertical over 1.2 km of radials! This year's Digital activity will take place thanks to Alan, M0AQC, who donated one of his super, low cost interfaces. QSL via M0OXO. They will upload the log to LoTW and E-QSL. For more details and updates, watch: http://www.gb2hi.co.uk Also, watch a short video on QRZ.com of their operation last year.

EU-141. Operators Helmut/DL5DSM and Bernhard/DL9UBF will be active as LA/homecall from Vardo Island (WLOTA 0106) between May 15-23rd. They also plan a side trip to Hornoya Island (EU-141, WLOTA 2751) using the callsigns LA/homecall/p. Activity will be on the HF bands using all modes and 100 watts and GP antennas. QSL via their home callsigns, by the Bureau or direct.

EU-157. Operators Gil/F4FET Gil, Vincent/F4BKV, Eric/F4FJH and Diego/ F4HAU Diego will be active as TM0CEZ from islands in the Bretagne Region IOTA Group sometime between June 24th and July 7th. The dates will depend on the weather conditions. Islands mentioned are Cezembre Island (DIFM MA008), Harbour Island (DIFM MA025) and Agot Island (DIFM MA009). They will have antennas for 20/17/15/10 meters. They request that you only make one QSO. NO MULTIPLE BAND QSOs because they will only be on for 12-22 hours. QSL via F5CWU. For more details, see the TM0CEZ Web site at: http://tm0cez.webs.com

NA-092. Dave, AC0QG, will once again be active as AC0QG/5 from South Padre Island (USI TX007S, Cameron County, TX) between June 18th and July 13th. Activity will be on the HF bands, on or near the usual island and IOTA frequencies. QSL via his home callsign, direct, LoTW or eQSL.

NA-128. Members of the "NA-128 Contest Group" will activate the special callsign VX2I from Ile Verte (CISA QC-015, Grid FN58, ARLHS CAN-244, WLOTA 1404) between July 26-29th. The group will be a Multi-Single entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th), and will have many stations on from the lighthouse keeper's quarters. Activity will be on all bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK63 before and after the contest. A station will be dedicated on 6m. The group will operate ONLY on SSB and CW, and on 80/40/20/15/10 meters DURING the contest. QSL via VE2CQ. For more details, see: http://www.qsl.net/na128cg

NA-144. Operators Jeff/W6UX, Rich/AE6RS, Steven/K6SGH, Kenan/KR6J, John/KQ6ES and Tim/N6GP will be active as W6UX/p from Anacapa Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via W6UX.

J48/SV8, GREECE (IOTA Op). Laci, HA0HW, will once again be active as J48HW and SV8/HA0HW from Thassos Island (IOTA: EU-174, GIOTA: NAS-037, MIA: MG-124, WLOTA: LH-4186, QRA: KN20HS) between May 24th and June 3rd. He will operate mainly CW, with some SSB, RTTY and PSK31 as well, on the HF bands (mainly on 40/30/20/17 meters) and on 6 meters. He will enter the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power using the callsign J48HW. His rigs are 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 or by the HA Bureau.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (May 14-20th)....

May/14th AN-HN May/17th AN May/19th AN
May/15th HN May/18th AN May/20th AN-HN
May/16th AN

SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
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NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
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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

P4, ARUBA. Operators Michal/OK7MT, Vit/OK5MM and Petr/OK2PP will be active as P4/homecall and P40H from Carl's, P49V, "Cook's Radio Retreat" <http://www.p49v.com>. on Aruba (SA-036) between May 17-31st. Activity will include the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th). QSL via OK7MT, by the Bureau or direct. Later they will post logs on LoTW too.

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................

QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated May 13th)
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2Q0IJK via M0OXO ER52MOM via ER3BI RP67GS via RK9JYY
4O/OK1IEC via OK1IEC GQ0BNR via G0BNR RP67KK via RX1CQ
4O/OK4ZW via OK1UZW GQ0RPM via G0RPM RP67LL via RA9LL
5X5RO via F8DFP GQ4GIR via G4GIR RP67MB via RZ3FR
AO3EU via EA3RKF HB0/IN3ADW via IN3ADW RP67M via UA4LU
AO4EU via EA3RKF HB0/IN3HUU via IN3HUU RP67ON via RZ3LC
AO5EU via EA3RKF HB100FLP via HB9OCR RP67TG via UA9APA
AO6EU via EA3RKF HS85RI via E21EIC RP67W via RK3QWW
AO7EU via EA3RKF JY8VB via UA4WHX RP67YM via UA3YAA
AO8EU via EA3RKF JY9ET via M0OXO SD7N/6 via DL2RNS
AX8NSB via M0URX LZ67VZ via LZ1ZF SN45CHBW via SP4OIP
BD7ANX via BA4EG MQ0CEF via DL2LFH SP/CT1CJJ via CT1CJJ
BW2/JP1RIW via BM2JCC OH1ZAA/VP9 via OH1VR TK1A via IT9YVO
CS5FAT via CT6ARL OV5T via M0TRN VP5/KE1B via KE1B
EF7NL via EA7NL P4/JA3DFM via JA3DFM W1B via NG1G
EG5TC via EA5GUQ PA/DK1YY via DK1YY W3STX/KH0 via JR3STX
EH6ITU via EA6AZ PD6MILL via PD7BZ W7F via AI4U
EM80L/A via US0LW PJ7AZ via DL2AAZ XV4Y via OK1DOT (d)
EO67JP via UU4JXI R1945HS via RW6HS (d) YP15ARDF via YO7KFX
EO67J via UU2JT RP67FA via RK3FWI

(d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW

NEW QSL MANAGER. As of May 9th, Buzz, NI5DX, is the new QSL Manager for Wayne, ZL2WL. Once the log file is transferred, Buzz will be able to confirm past contacts with ZL2WL, as well as any future QSOs. QSL cards will need to be printed, so please be patient and allow 6 weeks for the cards to be delivered. Wayne is very happy that his contacts will now be able to be confirmed with a QSL card. He has not sent out cards since his wife, ZL2MAB, became a SK last November, as she handled the QSL duties.

PR2I (SA-024 and SA-071) QSL STATUS. Fred, IK7JWX, informs that there are many problems and he hopes to send all QSLs out soon. He is sorry for the delay.

SU9VB AND LoTW. Vladimir, UA4WHX, announced on May 9th: "Important! LoTW -- I have currently indefinitely totally discontinued uploading any newer latest QSOs until the system is slightly more manageable and more user logical and friendly." For QSLs, see QRZ.com under SU9VB.

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 7Q7PRO, EA3NE, GS3PYE/P, LU5FF, PJ4/OK7M, PZ5RA, TO3X, VA7PX, VK5BC/P, VP2V/NY6X and YJ0VK

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3B8/SP2FUD, 3DA0NW, 4L0A, 9L0W, C6AKQ, C91NW, CE9VPM, DP0GVN, DP0GVN/A, E51BKV, E51M, EA9AI, FK/I2GPT, GR100MGY, HC2/W7SE, HL1IWD, LU1ZI, PJ2T, T88ZO, TO4M, TT8ES, V25AA, VK0TH, VP9/W6PH, XV1X, YN2NW, ZF2OE and ZK2C

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5R8FT, 8Q7ZZ, DT8A and VP8SDX

SILENT KEY. It is sad to report that Larry Gandy, AH8LG, became a Silent Key (SK) on May 8th. Tets, AH7C, reports, "He was one of the most active DXer and contester on the island. He also took care of very many DXers that were not only just visiting there but also going to other Pacific islands for DXpeditions. We lost a big star in the Pacific." OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to his wife Uti/KS6FO, and the family and friends of AH6LG.

SV5, DODECANESE. Operators Roberto/I2RNJ and Piero/IK2IHY will be active as SV5/homecall from Rhodes Island (EU-001) between August 4-11th. Activity will be holiday style but on SSB only. Bands of operations were not mentioned, but they will use an IC-706 w/100w into a Multi-band dipole. QSL via their home callsigns and by the Bureau.

TF, ICELAND. Operators Bill/W4TAA and Pete/VE3IKV will be active as TF/VX3T from the south coast of Iceland between June 17-30th. Activity will be 6 meters CW and SSB from Grid HP83SU (and possibly some other grids) with 100 watts into a 8 element yagi. They will be looking for SSSP propagation to JA in the mornings and for Es or AuEs to North America at other times. The VX3T special callsign and prefix commemorates the 100th anniversary of the world-famous Calgary Stampede. QSL via VE3IKV direct.

TX5, CLIPPERTON ISLAND (Operation Back On). The Cordell Expeditions is pleased to announce a DXpedition to Clipperton Island in early 2013. The team of 24 will sail from San Diego on February 19th (2013), and will be active from Clipperton for 10 days starting around March 1st. They will be active on all bands and all modes, and will use DXA, the satellite- linked system that displays near-real-time log data on any Web browser. They state, "We invite your participation in this project, as a team member, supporter, or callsign in our log!" The Clipperton Island Web page is at: http://www.cordell.org/CI/index.html

V8, BRUNEI. Members of the Mediterraneo DX Club will sponsor/plan another DXpedition, this time to Brunei (OC-088). The multi-national team (90% of the team operated during the 9N7MD DXpedition) will be active as V84SMD between November 13-22nd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. They plan to have 15 to 18 operators with 4 to 5 stations on the air 24 hours. Their equipment will be Icom 7000s and Elecraft K2s. Antennas will be 3 Spiderbeam (5 bands), 80m vertical full size, inverted L for 160m, vertical for 40m, vertical dipole for 30m and beverages for receiving. The operators mentioned are Henri/F1HRE, Michel/F5EOT, Jean-Luc/F6BIV, Gabriele/I2VGW, Pino/I8YGZ, Fabio/IK2LTR, Marco/IZ2GNQ, Antonio/IZ8CCW, Eric/ON7RN, UZ2HKC, Roslan/V85AVE, Nizam/V85AX, Mohammad/V85TX and Bimbo/YB3MM. QSL via IK2VUC, direct, by the Bureau or the OQRS. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW 4-5 months after the activity. A Web page is under construction and will be online soon at: http://www.mdxc.org/v84smd

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Operators Rich/KE1B and YL Anna/W6NN are now active as VP5/homecall from Providenciales (NA-002) unitl May 17th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. There will be 6 meter operations if the band is open. They are running 100 watts to a Buddipole. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau. All logs are uploaded to LoTW and eQSL.

XZ, MYANMAR (Update to OPDX.1037/1060). Simon, HS0ZIB/G6JFY, announced that he will be in Myanmar this Monday. Activity will be on SSB, and possibly PSK. Simon states, "My current transmissions are very sporadic because I am still commuting back and forth between Thailand and Myanmar. I understand that free accommodation is being arranged for me in Kawthaung (better be atop the big hill), and once I have an established QTH I'll be able to bring in more radio gear and build some better antennas. QSL cards are almost at the printer (meaning that Gennady has my initial image files, but I haven't yet given him the go-ahead to print)." For more details, updates, an online log search and QSL info, please visit his Web and Twitter pages at: http://www.xz1k.org https://twitter.com/#!/xz1k (https://twitter.com/#%21/xz1k)

ZA, ALBANIA. Tevfik, TA1HZ, will once again be active as ZA1TC from Durres between August 1-7th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using a Kenwood TS570D, FD-4 Multi-Band Windom antenna and 80m dipole. Operations also include an entry in the European HF Championship. During his spare time from the contest, he will may try to work some PSK31, especially on 30 meters. More details and QSL info are available on QRZ.com and the TCSWAT Web page.

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UA6JD
05-18-2012, 09:30 AM
SB DX @ ARL $ARLD020
ARLD020 DX news

ZCZC AE20
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 20 ARLD020
>From ARRL Headquarters

Newington CT May 17, 2012
To all radio amateurs

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by 7X2DD, JH1BXH, NC1L, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, The Weekly DX, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

ALGERIA, 7X. Members of the Djelfa Radio Club will be QRV as special event station 7U50ND from May 20 to 26 during the 4th International HAM radio meeting in Djelfa in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Algerian independence and the 20th jubilee of their club. QSL via operators' instructions.

UGANDA, 5X. Freddy, F5IRO is QRV as 5X5RO until June 8. Activity is on the HF bands using mostly CW, and possibly PSK, during his spare time. QSL via F8DFP.

BHUTAN, A5. Members of the Foundation for Global Children will be QRV as A5A from May 24 to June 6. Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with at least three stations active. QSL via operators' instructions.

ANGOLA, D2. Mike, UA1QV is QRV as D3AA. QSL to home call.

PALESTINE, E4. Vlad, UA4WHX is currently QRV as E40VB. Activity is on most HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. His length of stay is unknown. QSL to home call. FRANCE, F. A group of operators are QRV as TM12O from Oleron Island, IOTA EU-032, until May 20. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters, and possibly 6 meters, using SSB and RTTY. QSL via EA2TT.

MONGOLIA, JT. Mike, UA4NW is QRV as JT5NM. Lately he has been active on 20 and 15 meters using CW. His length of stay is currently unknown. QSL to home call.

ARUBA, P4. Operators OK7MT, OK5MM and OK2PP are QRV as P4/homecalls and P40H until May 31. Activity is on the HF bands. This includes an entry in the upcoming CQ WW WPX CW contest. QSL via operators' instructions.

SWEDEN, SM. A group of operators are QRV as 7S6W from Vinga Island, IOTA EU-043, until May 20. Activity is on the HF bands using mostly SSB with some CW and RTTY with three stations active simultaneously. QSL via operators' instructions.

GREECE, SV. Laci, HA0HW will be QRV as SV8/HA0HW from Thassos Island, IOTA EU-174, from May 24 to June 3. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, with some SSB, RTTY and PSK31. He will be active as J48HW in the upcoming CQ WW WPX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band/High Power entry. QSL both calls to home call.

UKRAINE, UR. Special event station EM100RU is QRV until May 31 in celebration of 100 years of amateur radio in the Ukraine. QSL via UT1RT.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Operators JH1BXH and JA1EAX will be QRV as VP5/homecalls from May 21 to 24. Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL both calls via JH1BXH.

MACAO, XX9. A group of operators are QRV as XX9E from Coloane Island, IOTA AS-075, until May 23. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with at least three stations active. QSL via EB7DX.

VENEZUELA, YV. A group of YL operators are QRV as YW5YL from Isla la Playita until May 20. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via YV5AJ.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. His Majesty King of Spain CW Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint, The Day of YLs, UN DX Contest, Aegean RTTY Contest, EU PSK DX Contest, Feld Hell Sprint, Baltic Contest and the UA2 QSO Party are all on tap for this weekend. The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for May 21. The SKCC CW Sprint and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for May 23. Please see May QST, page 79 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.

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UA6JD
05-19-2012, 03:01 AM
19 May 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1098

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6O - "Due to the recent activation of Somalia by the 6O0CW group", Paul N6PSE says, the Intrepid-DX Group has decided to cancel their plans to conduct a DXpedition in November as 6O3A [425DXN 1091]. "We feel that the need for 6O contacts has been sufficiently diminished to make it worth-while to continue with our plans. In the coming days, we will refund 100% of all donations made to us. We hope to make other rare activations for 2013". Darko, J28AA (E70A) still holds the 6O3A licence, and is expected to be active again from Hargeisa on 25-31 May, including participation in the CQ WPX CW Contest. See qrz.com for QSLling instructions.

6Y - Sergey, UT5UDX will be active as 6Y/UT5UDX from Jamaica (NA-097) on 20-30 May. He will participate in the CQ WPX CW Contest as 6Y3W. QSL via RA4LW. [TNX NG3K]

A5 - JH1AJT, JJ1LIB, KL2A, VR2KF (JH1OGX) and ZL1GO (JA4EKO) will be active as A5A from Bhutan from 24 May to 6 June. They will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on 80-6 metres with three stations. QSL via JH1AJT, direct and bureau, and LoTW. QSLling instructions and further information can be found at www.bhutan2012.com (http://www.bhutan2012.com) [TNX The Daily DX]

GM - Andre, GM3VLB will return to the Orkney (EU-009) group to operate from the islands of Muckle Green Holm, Linga Holm, Eynhallow, Faray and Calf of Eday between 21 May and 7 June (but he is prepared to remain longer, if necessary). QSL via home call, direct only. [TNX VA3RJ]

JT - Five Russian operators will be active on the HF bands as JT7WFF from the Khovsgol Nuur National Park on 18-20 May. QSL via RZ0SB. [TNX DX World]

LA, SM - Ron, DL6AUK and Sven, DJ2AT will be active as either LG5LG and SJ9WL from Morokulien, the station on the border between Sweden and Norway (www.sj9wl-lg5lg.com (http://www.sj9wl-lg5lg.com)) on 22-31 May. QSL for both callsigns via LA4EKA. [TNX DX World]

P2 - Another Papua New Guinea IOTA DXpedition is planned for mid October for 3 weeks. G3KHZ and SM6CVX are organising this 7th trip to P29, and they may have a vacancy for one more operator. Anyone interested please contact Derek, G3KHZ. Islands to be visited will be St Matthias (OC-103), Tabar (OC-099) and Lihir (OC-069). Hans may make an additional side trip after the end of the main DXpedition. More information is expected in due course. [TNX G3KHZ]
PA - Marcel, PD5MVH will be active as PD5MVH/p from Goeree Overflakkee (EU-146) between 19 May and 2 June. He will be QRV mainly around 14245 and 28555 kHz, and on 144.300 MHz. QSL via home call, direct and bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]

PZ - Serge, RX3APM will be active as PZ5P from Surinam on 24-29 May, CQ WPX CW Contest included. QSL via UA4LU and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

SV - Jeff, N6GQ will be active as SV5/N6GQ from the Dodecanese (EU-001) on 23-28 May, including a SOAB QRP entry in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest, and as SV8/N6GQ from "various IOTAs" between 28 May and 17 June. QSL via home call and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

SV5 - Bob OK2BOB, Vilda OK2BC and Jindra OK1AMM will be active as SV5/homecall from Kos Island (EU-001) from 22 May to 1 June. They will operate mainly CW and SSB on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX OK2BOB]

TA - The TC Special Wireless Activity Team and the Giresun Radio Amateurs and Nature Sports Club will be active from various lighthouses in the Western Black Sea region between May and late September. The first two operations will be on 18-20 May as TC1ILH from Igneada Lighthouse and as TC6KLH from Kerempe Lighthouse. QSL via TA1HZ. Information on the relevant award can be found at http://www.tcswat.org/awards/WEBLOTA/index.html [TNX TA1HZ]

TA - Dmitry, R3GM will be active as TA7/R3GM from Turkey on 24-27 May. He will operate CW and SSB on 160-10 metres, and will participate in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest as TC7C. QSL both callsigns via RA1QQ. [TNX RA1QY]

V3 - Colin, KU5B will be active as V31UB on 23-29 May. He will operate CW, SSB, and RTTY on 160-6 metres, and will take part in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest. QSL direct to home call or LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

V6 - Look for JA7HMZ (V63DX) and JA7ZP (V63ZP) to be active from Pohnpei (OC-010), Micronesia on 25-29 May. QSL via home calls. They plan to be QRV on 40-6 metres; JA7HMZ will take part in the CQ WPX CW Contest as V6A (QSL via JA7HMZ). [TNX NG3K]

VK9L - Chris VK3FY will be active as VK9LHI from Lord Howe Island (OC-004) between 27 May and 2 June. He plans to operate CW, SSB and some RTTY in his spare time. QSL via VK3HF. Pat VK2PN and Miro OK1NG will be on the island on 23-30 May, and will be active as VK9PN also during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest. They will have antennas for 160-10 metres, and will operate mainly CW with some SSB and RTTY. QSL VK9PN via VK2PN. [TNX DX World]

VU - Manju, VU2SMS is active on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres SSB, PSK and CW as AU50GOA until 31 May. The special callsign celebrates 50 years of independence from Portugal. Goa is a Diamond DXCC Award entity. QSL direct to VU2SMS. [TNX NG3K]

W - The San Francisco Amateur Radio Club (W6PW, www.sfarc.org (http://www.sfarc.org)) will operate special event station W6G on 26-27 May to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. They will be active on 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 40 and 80 metres SSB and CW. QSL via K6BV.

XE - PT2OP, XF3PAS and XE3N will be active as XF3LH from Cozumel Island (NA-090) on 22-24 May. They will be QRV on 80-10 metres. QSL via PT2OP. [TNX The Daily DX]

XE - Members of Radio Club Cancun will be active as 4A3RRC from Cayo Culebra (NA-200) on 1-3 June. They plan to operate SSB and RTTY on 80-6 metres. QSL via EA5FL. [TNX XE3N]

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425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The April 2012 issue is now available fordownload at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html (http://www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html). [TNX IZ3EBA]

7O6T ---> The expedition to Socotra Island, Yemen went QRT at 21 UTC on 15May, as expected. In fifteen days 162,029 QSOs (72997 SSB, 80237 CW and8795 RTTY) with 37,863 unique calls were made from three differentlocations. As part of the operating agreement, the expedition was limitedto six radios and ten operators total. The planning began in February 2010,and "this trip came about as a result of focusing on being a good personand building meaningful relationships in the Republic of Yemen".

CQ 2012 HALL OF FAMERS ---> CQ Magazine announced on 18 May the 2012 Hallof Fame inductees. The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame was established inJanuary 2001 to recognize individuals - radio amateurs or not - whosignificantly affected the course of Amateur Radio, as well as radioamateurs who have made significant contributions either to amateur radio,to their professional careers or to some other aspect of life on ourplanet. This year's inductees are: George Badger (W6TC), Bill Brown(WB8ELK), Robert Brown (NM7M, SK), Evelyn Gauzens (W4WYR), Richard Garriott(W5WKQ), William W. Hansen (no call, SK), Richard Kirby (ex-W0LCT/HB9BOA,SK), Fred Maia (W5YI, SK), Steve Mendelsohn (W2ML), Larry Mulvehill(WB2ZPI), Rowley Shears (G8KW, SK), Mike Staal (K6MYC), Frederick Terman(ex-6FT, W6AE, W6XH, SK), Patrick Tice (WA0TDA), Louis Varney (G5RV, SK)and William A. Wilson (K6ARO, SK).The CQ Contest Hall of Fame (established in 1986) and the CQ DX Hall ofFame (established in 1967) honour those amateurs who not only excel inpersonal performance in these major areas of amateur radio, but who also"give back" to the hobby in outstanding ways. This year's inductees in theCQ Contest HoF are Jim Reisert (AD1C) and Lothar Wilke (DL3TD, SK). The2012 inductees to the CQ DX HoF are Don Chesser (W4KVX, SK), Glenn Johnson(W0GJ) and Carl Smith (N4AA).

HEARD ISLAND 2014 ---> Cordell Expeditions has announced a DXpedition toHeard Island, in early 2014. This project follows the very successful VK0IRexpedition carried out in 1997. "We have assembled a core team, arrangedfor the vessel, and are awaiting the landing permit and radio callsign",Bob, KK6EK says. "We will be active on all bands and all modes, implement avariety of innovative real-time communications technologies, and field avariety of scientific projects that are designed to observe and documentsome of the unique resources on this extraordinary island". The website forthe 2014 DXpedition is at www.cordell.org/HD/ (http://www.cordell.org/HD/). If interested in joining theexpedition, please contact KK6EK at schmieder[@]cordell.org.

QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE SPECIAL PREFIXES ---> Alan, 5B4AHJ has compiled an"almost complete" list of 2Q, GQ and MQ prefixed callsigns for stations NOTlocated in England. The operating period for these special callsignscelebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II ends on 10 June[425DXN 1094]. The list is at www.clublog.org/docs/dashboard.action (http://www.clublog.org/docs/dashboard.action)
TOP LISTS ---> Luciano Lucini, IK2QPO is the new manager for the Topband,Topmode and Toplist listings (www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html).Send (http://www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html%29.Send) your scores, as well as any request for further information,ik2qpo[@]425dxn.org. [TNX I2EOW]

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2Q0IJK M0OXO EM100RU UT1RT RP67KA R4RT
2Q0PLA N2RJ EM44U UT7UT RP67KE RW9QA
3G1D EA5GL EM50ISI UT5SI RP67KF RW4NW
3G3P CE3PG EM70LIB US4LXF RP67KK RX1CQ
3W3B E21EIC EM80L US0LW RP67KN UA3NFI
3W7W W3HNK ER4A RA4LW RP67L R1AX
3Z70RWP SP5ZRW ER52MOM ER3BI RP67LA RX3F
4J0LH 4J5T EV5SL EV1P RP67LL RA9LL
4L0CR DL8KAC FJ/G4MFW 9V1FJ RP67M UA4LU
4L1MA ON4RU FM1HN NI5DX RP67MB RF4S
4O7TC UA3TCJ FM4KA NI5DX RP67MC R8MC
4U1GSC 9A2AA FM5BH W3HNK RP67MD R8MD
5F1GAK CN8SSB FM5WD W3HNK RP67MG RC9WAA
5H3CMG ZR6CMG FS/G4MFW 9V1FJ RP67MP RT8O
5N7M OM3CGN GB2HI M0OXO RP67MR RV4CO
5X5RO F8DFP GB4BSC G0BAR RP67NF RL3DV
6O0CW I2YSB [d] GB6MW G4DFI RP67NG RV9WNX
6O0CW IK2CIO [b] GM7WCO/p GM7WCO RP67O R2EAA
6V7S RK4FF GQ4RCG M0OXO RP67ON RZ3LC
7S6W SM6MIS [b] GQ8KGC G3OCA RP67OP RA1AL
7S6W SM6WET [d] GS5NB GM0WED RP67RK UA8WAA
7Z1HL DJ9ZB GX6LD M0RBG RP67S RV3LZ
7Z1TT NI5DX HA50ZH HA1ZH RP67SB RZ4AWB
8Q7AM IW0HBY HB100FLP HB9OCR RP67SO RW3ZC
8Q7CJ JA2LSS HE5LC HB9LC RP67SP RA3LV
8Q7IC JA2AIC HF20PSP SP7PKI RP67SR RK3SWA
8Q7NK JA2AAU HF70TWARDY SP8MI RP67SW R9WA
8Q7TE JA2ATE HF80HR SP2ZCE RP67TA RK4CYW
8Q7ZS JA2ZS HF85LMR SP7PTM RP67TG UA9APA
8S0ITU SK0CC HR9/WQ7R K5WW RP67TK RN3RQ
9A55AX 9A4J HZ1PS IZ8CLM RP67TT RK9LWA
9M2DVR JF3DVR ID9Z IT9TFX RP67UF RV9WB
9M8DX/2 SP5UAF IR0LG IZ0NNI RP67VF RK3VWA
9N7AK K0YAK J79JF JN1NDY RP67W RN3OG
9Q6AL DF9TA J79KT JN1NDY RP67WN RK3FWD
A52SV JA2PSV J79RZ JA8RUZ RP67WR RM4A
A60ITU NI5DX J79YK JN1NDY RP67YM UA3YAA
A61GG EA5ZD J79YL JN1NDY RP67Z RK1ZWX
A61Q EA7FTR JT1E JT1DA RP67ZK RN3RQ
A61QQ IZ8CLM JT5NM UA4NW RP67ZZ UA1ZZ
A62A IZ8CLM JY4CI K2AX S79RR DJ9RR
A65BD G5LP JY4NE K3IRV SD7N/6 DL2RNS
A92FF W3HNK KH7Y EA5GL SD7V/6 DL2VFR
AH0J JA1NVF KL7RRC/p N7RO SF3HF SM3NXS
AM7ITU EA7NL KP2M AI4U SJ0APS JA9APS
AP2NK W3HNK KP4ED EB7DX SN0HS SP5KP
AU50GOA VU2SMS KP4ES NP3O SN10PK SP9KAJ
C37NL C37URA MQ6EOW M0OXO SN45CHBW SP5ZIP
C6AGN W1DIG NH2KY JR3QFB T88TF JA1VND
CE2/VE7SV VE7WY OA4TT N6XQ TA2ZF UT2UB
CN8QN EA7FTR OK2RRR OK2RZ TC3DEU TA3X
CO2WL HA3JB P40U JH3PBL TK1A IT9YVO
CO4SM HA3JB P40X JA3AVO TM1RDP F5SPW
CO6LC EA5GL PC25HR PC2F UP0L DL8KAC
CO6LE EA5GL PD6MILL PD7BZ V31XB VE2XB
CO8LY EA7ADH PG6MILL PA4J V47XSG 2E0UAY
CP4BT EA5KB PJ5/G4MFW 9V1FJ V73NS W3HNK
CP6XE IK6SNR PJ7/G4MFW 9V1FJ VE3A VE3RHE
CS5FAT CT6ARL PJ7AZ DL2AZZ VK1GG/2 VK1TX
CV5K CX2ABC RI1FJA RX3MM VP9HE W2AF
D3AA UA1QV RP67A RK1OWA VP9ID K1EFI
E40VB UA4WHX RP67AH UA6YW W3STX/KH0 JR3STX
EG5TC EA5GUQ RP67AK RA4FLZ XV4Y OK1DOT
EG8WFF EA8AKN RP67BM R4II XX9E EB7DX
EH5ITU EA5FL RP67DT R4RT YB8BYL EA7FTR
EH5VL EA5GTU RP67FA RK3FWI YP15ARDF YO7KFX
EH6ITU EA6AZ RP67GA RV3YR ZL2WL NI5DX
EH8ITU EA8ADL RP67GI UA9WOB ZQ2B ZB2B
EJ7JY DK8KW RP67GK RK3DWA ZQ2EO ZB2EO
EK3GM IK2QPR RP67GM RZ6HDX ZQ2FK ZB2FK
EK6TA DJ0MCZ RP67GS RK9JYY ZQ2JK ZB2JK
EL2DT EL2FM RP67IB RK3DXW ZQ3R ZB3R

I2YSB Silvano Borsa, Viale Capettini 1, 27036 Mortara PV, Italy
JA1DFK Tadao Yamamoto, 1141-5 Kozukue-cho, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama-shi,
Kanagawa-ken, 222-0036, Japan
PY7RP Renner Pedroza, Rua Doutor Joao Coimbra 235 Apto 202, Madalena,
Recife - PE, 50610-310, Brazil
EB7DX David Lianez Fernandez, P.O. Box 163, 21080 Huelva, Spain
9V1FJ Barry Fletcher, 54 Coronation Road West # 03-04, Singapore 269266,
Singapore
N7RO Richard J. Moen, 2935 Plymouth Dr, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA

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DX Bulletin 21 ARLD021
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This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, WB9EDL, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL,The Weekly DX, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

GEORGIA, 4L. Andi, UU0JM will be QRV as 4L0A in the CQ WW WPX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band entry. QSL to home call.

UGANDA, 5X. Rene, PE1L and Eltje, PA3CEE are QRV as 5X1EME near Kampala until June 3. Activity is on 2 meters and 70 cm using EME.QSL via PA3CEE.

SENEGAL, 6W. Vlad, RK4FF will be QRV as 6V7S in the CQ WW WPX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band entry. QSL to home call.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Luis, EA8AY will be QRV as EE8X from Santa Cruz, Tenerife, IOTA AF-004, in the CQ WW WPX CW contest as a SingleOp/All Band entry. QSL direct via W2GR.

JERSEY, GJ. Kazu, JK3GAD will be QRV as MJ0CFW in the CQ WW WPX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band/Low Power entry. QSL direct via M0CFW.

ITALY, I. Ivo, E73A will be QRV as 4U1GSC from the United NationsGlobal Service Center in Brindisi in the CQ WW WPX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band/High Power entry. QSL via 9A2AA.

AMERICAN SAMOA, KH8. Yuri, N3QQ and Dick, N7RO are QRV as KH8/KL7RRC from Pago Pago on Tutuila, IOTA OC-045, until early June.Activity is on 40 to 10 meters during their spare time. QSL via N7RO.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS, KP2. Jim, WB9EDL and Becky, KA9ROY will be QRV as home calls/KP2 from St. Croix, IOTA NA-106, from May 30 to June7. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL to home calls.

GREENLAND, OX. Henning, OZ1BII will be QRV as XP2I from Kangerlussuaq in the CQ WW WPX CW contest as a Single Op/AllBand/Low Power entry. QSL to home call.

ARUBA, P4. Andrew, AE6Y will be QRV as P49Y from Pos Chiquito in the CQ WW WPX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band/High Power entry.QSL to home call.

FERNANDO de NORONHA, PY0F. Ville, OH2MM will be QRV as PW0F in the CQ WW WPX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band entry. QSL via OH2BH.In addition, Peter, PY5CC is QRV as PY0FM until May 27. Activity is on all HF bands using SSB. QSL to home call.

SURINAM, PZ. Serge, RX3APM is QRV as PZ5P until May 29. This includes an entry in the CQ WW WPX CW contest. QSL via UA4LU.

SUDAN, ST. Robert, S53R will be QRV as ST2AR in the CQ WW WPX CW contest. QSL to home call.

CRETE, SV9. Alex, SQ9UM is QRV as SV9/SQ9UM. Activity is on the HF bands using CW and RTTY. He will be active in the CQ WW WPX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band/Low Power entry. QSL to home call.

SOMALIA, T5. Darko, J28AA is QRV as 6O3A from Hargeisa until May31. Activity is on the HF bands, including 6 meters, using SSB and RTTY. QSL via E77E.

TURKEY, TA. Dmitry is QRV as TA7/R3GM. Activity is on 160 to 10meters using CW and SSB. He will be active as TC7C in the CQ WW WPX CW contest. QSL both calls via RA1QQ.

MICRONESIA, V6. Sho, JA7HMZ and Akio, JA7ZP are QRV as V63DX and V63ZP, respectively, from Pohnpei island, IOTA OC-010, until May 29.Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using all modes. This includes being active as V6A in the CQ WW WPX CW contest. QSL V63DX and V6A direct via JA7HMZ and V63ZP direct via JA7ZP.

LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9L. Pat, VK2PN and Miro, OK1NG are QRV as VK9PN until May 30. This includes an entry in the CQ WW WPX CW contest.QSL via operators' instructions.

INDIA, VU. A group of operators are QRV using special call sign 8T1M until July 8. Activity is on 160 to 2 meters using CW, SSB,RTTY, FM, PSK and D-Star. QSL via VU2MLQ.

INDONESIA, YB. A group of operators will be QRV as YE0X in the CQWW WPX CW contest as a Multi/2 entry. QSL via YB0ZZ.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ World Wide WPX CW Contest, NCCCRTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, SARL Digital Contest, QRP ARCI Hootowl CW Sprint and the MI QRP Memorial Day CW Sprint willcertainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend. Please see May QST, page 79 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites fordetails.

NNNN
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UA6JD
05-25-2012, 06:03 PM
26 May 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1099

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

5B - Members of the Paphos District of the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society will be active as P3EU between 1 July and 31 December to celebrate the first Cypriot Presidency of the Council of the European Union. QSL via 5B4AHO, direct or bureau. [TNX 5B4AHJ]

CT - CT1EPV, CT1GFK, CT1GPQ, CT1IUA and CT3FN will participate in this weekend's CQ WPX CW Contest as CS2W from Culatra Island (EU-145). QSL via HB9CRV and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

DL - Mike, DG5LAC will be active as DG5LAC/p from Usedom Island (EU-129) on 27-29 July. He will be QRV on 80-10 metres SSB and will participate in the IOTA Contest. QSL via home call. [TNX DG5LAC]

EI - "Father Ted" was a popular sitcom set on the remote fictional Craggy Island. EI0TED (EJ0TED) is the callsign issued to the Craggy Island DXpedition Group, whose members are dedicated to activation of offshore islands around the coast of Ireland. Their inaugural activity will be on 27 May from Glenquin, Co. Clare, main island of Ireland (EU-115). Announcements of future operations will be posted to www.galwayvhfgroup.com (http://www.galwayvhfgroup.com/)

F - Keith, G3TTC will visit and be QRV from several French islands between 26 May and 22 June:
26 May F/G3TTC/p Cezembre (EU-157)
28 May F/G3TTC/p Brehat (EU-074)
2 June F/G3TTC/p Batz (EU-105)
5 June F/G3TTC/p Molene (EU-065)
6 June F/G3TTC/p Ouessant (EU-065)
9 June F/G3TTC/p Sein (EU-068)
12 June F/G3TTC/p Glenan Islands (EU-094)
14 June F/G3TTC/p Houat (EU-048)
16-22 June F/G3TTC Chausey Islands (EU-039)
He will operate SSB on 40 metres and higher bands. QSL via G3TTC, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

F - Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the wireless station established by radio pioneer Roberto Clemens Galletti di Cadilhac at Leschaux (Savoie), special callsign TM6GAL will be active from 28 May to 10 June. QSL via F6HQP. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]

F - Diego, F4HAU and Gil, F4FET will be going on a "Morbihan Gulf Island Tour" on 1-8 June. They plan to be active as TM0MIT from Moines Island (DIFM AT-014, not IOTA), which will be their main QTH, as well as from other ten non-IOTA islands in that area. QSL via F5CWU. Details can be found at http://tm0mit.webs.com/ [TNX F4FET]

FO - Pat, F4EBT will operate as FO/F4EBT from French Polynesia on 1-24 June. He will visit and be active holiday style from the islands of Tahiti (OC-046), Moorea (OC-046), Raiatea (OC-067), Huaine (OC-067), Bora-Bora (OC-067) and Maupiti (OC-067). QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]

HL - Kei, HL2UVH and another operator will be active from Ch'ung Island (AS-060) on 26-27 May. Look for HL0V during the WPX CW Contest, while HL0A will be used outside the CQ event. QSL via HL2UVH. [TNX DX World]

I - ARI Fidenza will participate in the Museum Ships Weekend (2-3 June) as II1WIL from La Spezia, where the former presidential yacht USS Williamsburg has been moored for nearly twenty years. QSL via IQ4FE, direct or bureau. Further information can be found at qrz.com [TNX IK4VFB]

I - Gianni I7PHH, Davide IK4DCT, Andrea IK4OLQ, Vin IK7IMO, Art IK7JWY, Piero IK7VJX, Roby IK7XIV, Bartolo IW7ECA and Luigi IZ7PDX will be active as IJ7A from San Pietro Island (EU-073) on 26-29 July, IOTA Contest included. QSL via IK7XIV. Further information can be found at http://ij7a.jimdo.com/

JA - Kan, JE1SCF and Yoshi, JG4IQC will be active as JE1SCF/6 and JG4IQC/6 from the Daito Islands (AS-047) from 29 June to 2 July. They will operate CW and SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX JN6RZM]

JT - Alex UA9YAB (JT0YAB) and Alex UA9YPS (JT0YPS) will be active from the Altai Tavan Bogd National Park from 31 May to 4 June. See qrz.com for QSLling instructions. [TNX UA9YAB]

KH8 - Yuri, N3QQ and Dick, N7RO plan to be active in their spare time as KH8/KL7RRC from Tutuila (OC-045), American Samoa for one week in late May or early June. When in Pago Pago, they will be meeting FWS officials and boat owners discussing the possibility of activating Rose Atoll (OC-190) in December/January. [TNX DX World]

KL - Rick, K6VVA has "suspended for an indefinite period" his 28-30 June expedition to IOTA group NA-240 [425DXN 1067] for a number of reasons. "In considering ALL factors now and the costs involved" he says, "re-activating NA-240 at this time is simply not a prudent decision" (read the details at www.k6vva.com/iota/na240 (http://www.k6vva.com/iota/na240)). He adds that "with few exceptions, future IOTA activations will NOT be announced in advance. Notification will be made just before leaving for the airport, or while in route to the IOTA destination". You may want to check Twitter (@k6vva).

OZ - Once again the OZ1RDP Scout team (www.oz1rdp.de (http://www.oz1rdp.de)) will be active from Romo Island (EU-125) on 25-29 May. They plan to operate SSB on 10, 15, 20, 40, 80 and maybe 160 metres, and BPSK31 on 30 metres. QSL via DL9BCP, direct or bureau. [TNX DX Newsletter]

SM - Look for 8S0DAY to be active from Rindo Island (EU-084) on 26 May. QSL via SM0MPV, bureau preferred. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

SV9 - Look for Alex, SV9/SQ9UM to be active from Crete (EU-015) until 28 May. He operates mainly CW and RTTY on 40-6 metres, and will take part in the CQ WPX CW Contest. QSL via home call. [TNX SQ9UM]

VP5 - Look for VP5/W9RN and VP5/KX4WW to be active on 160-6 metres from Providenciales (NA-002), Turks and Caicos Islands from 31 May to 7 June. QSL via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]

VU - The Malabar Amateur Radio & Scouting Society (VU2MLQ) will be active field day style as 8T1M on 27-30 May. They plan to run two stations on the HF bands CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via VU2MLQ and LoTW.

W - The Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club (KK5W) will operate SSB and CW on 40-10 metres from the radio rooms of USS Cavalla (submarine) and USS Stewart (destroyer escort) during the Museum Ships Weekend on 2-3 June. The ships are located at Seawolf Park on Pelican Island (NA-143). QSL direct to KK5W. [TNX KF2TI]

YB - Kadek, YB9BU and others are expected to be QRV from Wamar Island (OC-249) on 25-28 May. [TNX JN6RZM]

YV - Alex, UA9YAB and Alex, UA9YPS will be active from two Venezuelan island groups between 2 and 9 August. Look for them to be signing YV7/homecall from Margarita (SA-012) and as YV5/homecall from Los Roques (SA-035). QSL via home calls. [TNX UA9YAB]

CQ WW WPX CW CONTEST ---> The following stations have announced thei participation in this year's event (26-27 May):
Call Category Country QSL
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4L0A SOAB Georgia LoTW
4U1GSC SOAB HP Italy 9A2AA
5X1RO SOSB 15M Uganda F8DFP
6O3A SO Somalia qrz.com
6V7S SOAB Senegal RK4FF
6Y3W SOAB Jamaica RA4LW
9H3PP SOSB Malta HA5PP
A5A M/? Bhutan LoTW
CS2W M/S Portugal HB9CRV
EE8X SOAB Canary Isls W2GR
HK1NA M/M Colombia K6IPM
HK1NA M/M Colombia K6IPM
HL0V Korea HL2UVH
HP1WW SOAB Panama OH0XX
HQ2N SOSB Honduras EA5GL
J48HW SOAB HP Greece HA0HW
KP2M M/S Virgin Isls AI4U
KP2MM SOAB Virgin Isls LoTW
LX7I M/S Luxembourg LX2A
MJ0CFW SOAB LP Jersey M0CFW
NH2T SOAB HP Guam W2YC
OH0X SO Aland Isls OH2TA
OH10X SO Finland OH2BH
OH8X SO Finland OH2UA
P40H Aruba OK7MT
P49Y SOAB HP Aruba AE6Y
PR5B SOSB 80M Brazil 6K5YPD
PR5W SOSB 80M Brazil PY5FB
PT5T SOAB HP Brazil K3IRV
PW0F SOAB LP F. de Noronha OH2BH
PW5D SOSB Brazil M0OXO
PX2W M/S Brazil PY2YU
PZ5P Surinam UA4LU
SF0530COH Sweden SM0PSO
SJ2W M/S Sweden LotW
ST2AR SOAB Sudan S53R
SV5/N6GQ SOAB QRP Dodecanese N6GQ
SV9/SQ9UM SOAB LP Crete SQ9UM
SW8A Greece LZ1QN
T6MO SOAB LP Afghanistan K9GY
TC2X SO Turkey (AS) OH2BH
TC7C SOAB Turkey RA1QQ
TK4A M/2 Corsica LoTW
TX8CW SOAB LP New Caledonia ZL3CW
V26E SOAB LP Antigua AB2E
V31UB SOAB Belize KU5B
V6A SOAB Micronesia JA7HMZ
VC3T SOAB Canada VE3DZ
VC6Z Canada VE6BF
VK9PN M/? Lord Howe Island VK2PN
XP2I SOAB LP Greenland OZ1BII
YE0X M/2 Indonesia YB0ZZ
ZP9MCE SOSB 10M Paraguay EA5ZD
ZW5B SOAB HP Brazil K3IRV
ZX5J SOSB Brazil AI4U
Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing maintained by Bill, at http://.com/Misc/wpxc2012.html - good contest to you all!

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

DXPEDITION COSTS ---> The enlightening presentation given by Don, N1DG atthe recent Dayton hamvention is now available for download on the NorthernCalifornia DX Foundation's website (www.ncdxf.org (http://www.ncdxf.org)) - it's good food forthought.
GRENADA ---> Harry, AC8G (J37K) is planning a 6 (can be more) night stay inGrenada for the CQ WW SSB Contest (27-28 October), with considerableoperating the days before the contest with emphasis on non-contest bandsand modes. If interested in joining the team, please contact Harry athflasher[@]dayton.net for more details. [TNX AC8G]

MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND ---> Sponsored by the Battleship New Jersey AmateurRadio Station (NJ2BB), this year's Museum Ships Weekend will be held from00.00 UTC on 2 June until 23.59 UTC on the 3rd. Information on the event,including the relevant certificate and the listing of participating ships,can be found at www.nj2bb.org (http://www.nj2bb.org)

QSL 7O6T ---> The OQRS (Online QSL Request System) for 7O6T is now up andrunning at www.yemen2012.com/log.php (http://www.yemen2012.com/log.php), and can be used for either direct andbureau cards. Traditional requests can be sent to UA3DX, direct (NickAveryanov, P.O. Box 39, Vlasikha, Moskovskaya obl. 143010, Russia) orbureau. The entire log will be uploaded to LoTW by the end of November.

QSL HK0NA ---> The QSL cards have been printed and delivered to the QSLmanager (N2OO). Approximately 35,000 QSOs have been pre-processed so far,and the first mailings will start going out around 2 June. "LoTW upload isscheduled for sometime around early September 2012", N2OO says. "This givesus proper time to purify the log". Bookmark www.sjdxa.org/hk0na.htm (http://www.sjdxa.org/hk0na.htm) for
updates.

RADIO ARCALA & CQWW WPX CW CONTEST ---> Radio Arcala (www.radioarcala.com)will (http://www.radioarcala.com%29will) deploy five stations in this year's event: OH0X from the Aland Islands(operated by OH2TA), OH10X from Finland (operated by OH6KZP), OH8X fromFinland (operated by OH2UA), PW0F from Fernando de Noronha (operated byOH2MM/PY2ZEA) and TC2X from Asiatic Turkey (operated by OH2PM). [TNX OH2BN]

+ SILENT KEYS + Steve Mendelsohn, W2ML passed away on 23 May. A former First Vice President of ARRL, one week ago he was inducted into the CQAmateur Radio Hall of Fame. Other recently reported Silent Keys includeXavier Paradel (EA3ALV), Masahisa "Maza" Matsubara (JA1BHK), David G.Gardner (K6LPL), Homer D. Wibel (K9ECE), James M. Mozley (W2BCH), Ronald C.Williams (W9YZ), Lou Grubb (WA7HZO) and B.A.N. Raju (VU2NR).

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QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8/SP2FUD, 3C0E, 3C6A, 3DA0NW,4K8M, 4L0A, 4L8A, 4W0VB, 5R8RJ, 5X4B, 6O3A, 6Y0A, 7X5QB, 8Q7DV, 9M6/JA1PBV,9N7MD, A25JR, A35XG, A35YZ, A52JR, A65OO, A71BU, AT2DW (AS-175), B4R/5,C21HA, C6AKQ, C6ANM, C91NW, CE9VPM, CO6LE, CO6LP, CP4BT, CR6K, CX5BW,D44AC, DP0GVN, DP0GVN/A, DV1UD, E51BKV, E51EWP, E51M, E74X, EA9AI, ES3AX,ET3SID, EY7AD, FK/F4BKV, FK/I2GPT, FK8GN, FR/DJ7RJ, FW0NAR (OC-054),GR100MGY, HB0/DL2SBY, HC2/W7SE, HK1AA, HV5PUL, IS0/DL2SBY, J28AA, J88DR,KP2/W1EQ, LU1ZI, LY1FW, PJ2T, PJ4X, R0/US0IW (AS-039), R2KW, S01MZ, SU9VB,SV2ASP/A, SX5P, T2T, T6BP, T6RH, T88ZO, TA0/WA2KBZ, TC3HQ, TI5/KI7Y, TO4M,TT8ES, TX6T/p, UK8AR, UM20Y, UN7QX, UP2L, V25AA, V26M, V5/DJ2HD, V55V,V73/KJ6BBP, V85SS, VK0TH, VK8BI/p (OC-185), VK9/ZL1RS, VK9XS, VP2MMM, VP6T,VP9/W6PH, VR2KF, XR0Y, XV1X, XV2RZ, XW3DT, YN2NW, YS3CW, Z32KI, ZD7FT,ZD7XF, ZD8XF, ZF2OE, ZK2C, ZL1RS, ZL7J, ZX2S (SA-028).

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425 DX News is a free of charge weekly bulletin
edited by Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ and Valeria Pregliasco, IK1ADH

Its contents may be used, reproduced and distributed
in part or full provided that
"425 DX News" or "425DXN" receive proper credit

Contributors are invited to send their DX information to
Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ (425dxn@alice.it)
The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays

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Direttore Responsabile
Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
Giornalista Professionista - Tessera n. 071675
Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti
Roma, Italia

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UA6JD
05-26-2012, 04:16 AM
SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1063
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1063


The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1063

BID: $OPDX.1063
May 28, 2012
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
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** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE: This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQWW WPX CW Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the CQWW WPX CW Contest participants.

** SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR (Short Dayton HamVention Wrap-Up By KB8NW): The 2012 Dayton HamVention was really great this year. The weather was hot, but good. The attendance was high - reported 25,000+. There were plenty of things to do and see. I heard there were great turnouts at all the dinner banquet, forums and the Contest University. The Northern Ohio DX Association's hospitality suite was once again a big hit with a record attendance. During the SWODXA DX Dinner, the CQ Hall of Fame awards (as seen in OPDX.1062.20) were announced by Chip/K7JA and Gail/K2RED. Your editor, along with Don/K8MFO and Tom/K8CX, was there to receive the plaque for Don Chesser, W4KVX (SK). Also, announced was the SWODXA's "DXpedition of the Year" given to the HK0NA Malpelo Island operation, and the "DXpeditioner of the Year" was given Rudy Klos, DK7PE. The DX Forum on Saturday, had excellent presentations on T32C, ST0R and HK0NA. However, the presentation that stood out was the one by Don Greenbaum, N1DG, on "DXpedition's Funding and Costs". This is something every DXer should see and should be shown at every DX association and club. It will open your eyes. Don's excellent PowerPoint presentation from Dayton is now available at the NCDXF's Web page at: http://www.ncdxf.org/misc/N1DG-DXpeditioncosts-Dayton2012.ppsx In all, can't wait until next year. Hope to see you there.....

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 19th-May, through Friday, 25th-May there were 223 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, DL, DU, E3, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, 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, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TN, TR, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9N, VP2E, VP5, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZK2, ZL, ZL7, ZL9, 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" (WFWL).

4A, MEXICO (IOTA/WFF Op). Members of the Radioclub Cancun will be active as 4A3RCC from Cayo Culebra Island (NA-200) between June 1-3rd. Activity will be on 80-6 meters and possibly the Satellites. Special attention will be on 6m. Cayo Culebra is located on Reserve of Biosphere of Siaan Ka'an. QSL via EA5FL. For more details, see the following Web page at: http://www.radioclubcancun.org/culebra

4J, AZERBAIJAN (WCA/WFF Op). The "Safari DX-Activators Club" is planning to conduct an International DXpedition between May 26-28th, from the Gabala District in the ancient fortress Chukhur Gabala and in an area presently conducting archaeological excavations. The place of event will count for both the WFF and WCA programs: WCA reference is 4K-016, new one WFF reference is 4JFF-014, second time activation Coordinates: 40°53'38.30"N / 47°41'37.80E http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%93%D0%B0%D0%B1%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%B0 The group will not participate in the CQWW WPX CW Contest, so the team will operate mostly on the 30/17/12 meter bands. However, on Monday, May 28th, they will operate on the regular HF bands – 20, 40, 15, etc. The start is planned for May 26th, 12-00 AM, UTC. The callsigns are: 4J0SFR, main, and 4J0WFF, reserve. Modes – CW and SSB -- no Digital. The team members are: Boris/4K4K (CW), Yasu/JR0HYT (CW), Anar/4K6AE (SSB), Farhad/4K3M (SSB), Sergey/4J5A (CW), Sergey/4K3FPL (SSB), Farid/4K6AF (E-logger) and Natig/4J5T (SSB). They state, "All incoming paper QSLs will be answered, but, please, send them before July 2012. Otherwise, we will not be able to answer you soon, sorry."

4L, GEORGIA. Andi, UU0JM, will be active as 4L0A during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.

4U1G, ITALY. Ivo, E73A/9A3A, will be active as 4U1GSC from the United Nations Global Service Center (UNGSC) Amateur Radio Club in Brindisi, south east Italy, during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27,th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via 9A2AA.

6V, SENEGAL. Vladimir, RK4FF, who has been active as 6V7S from Le Calao in Ngaparou, will continue until May 28th, but will be in the CQWW WPX CW Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via RK4FF.

6Y, JAMAICA. Sergey, UT5UDX, is now active as 6Y/UT5UDX until May 30th. His activity will also include the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry and sign as 6Y3W. QSL via RA4LW.

A5, BHUTAN. Members of the FGC DX Group (Foundation for Global Children) is now active as A5A from a mountain area in Bhutan until June 6th. The multi-national team consists of Zorro/JH1AJT (A5/A5A/A51A), Yutaka/JJ1LIB (A52F), Akinori/ZL1GO (A52GO), Kazuhiko/VR2KF (A52KF) and Jon/KL2A (A52X). Activity will be on 80-6 meters including the 30/17/12 meter bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. They plan to "erect high gain antennas, utilize receive antennas, and run amplifiers at 3 stations." They also plan to "Establish a radio station at Royal Thimphu College (first private college in Bhutan), and provide basic HAM radio lessons to RTC students." QSL A5A via JH1AJT (see Web page for details). For more details and update, visit the A5A Web apge at: http://bhutan2012.com/index.php

AU50, INDIA (Special Event). Only a few more days left to work special event station AU50GOA from Goa, India. Operations will last until May 31st. Activity is to celebrate 50 th anniversary of the Liberation of Goa from Portuguese colonial rule. Goa is a diamond DXCC entity (CR8 in 1937). Look for AU50GOA on 40/20/15/10 meters using CW, SSB and PSK. QSL via VU2SMS direct.

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Seven Belgian operators will be active as HB0/homecall from Liechtenstein between September 19-22nd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, with emphasis on higher bands and conditions permitting, using CW and SSB. Operators mentioned are Philippe/ON4ACP, Erik/ON4ANN, Jose/ ON4CAU, Erik/ON4CCV, Walter/ON8CW, Cedric/ON4CKM and Marc/ON4CJY. The pilot station will be Frans/ON6QB. QSL all callsigns via ON4ANN, direct (w/2 GS) or by the Bureau. Their HBo Web page is available at: http://users.telenet.be/on4ann

IOTA NEWS..............

AS-060. Kei, HL2UVH, and a friend will be active from Ch’ung Island between May 26-27th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters on all modes using the callsigns HL0A (for IOTA QSOs) and HL0V (during the CQWW WPX CW Contest). QSL via HL2UVH.

EU-145. Operators CT1EPV, CT1GFK, CT1GPQ, CT1IUA and CT3FN will be active as CS2W from Culatra Island, (WLOTA 0144) during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via HB9CRV, by the Bureau and LoTW.

EU-150. Members of the Portuguese DX Group (GPDX) will be active as CT7/homecall and CT7/homecall/p from Insua Island (DIP MI-001, PIP NT-001, DCFP F-006, DCP CVC-046 and CVC-047, DMHP VC-017 and VC-061, DFP FM-101, DMP 1602, DDFP CMN-12) during July. The team consists of operators from Portugal, Germany and Switzerland. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. The group also plans to be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Low-Power entry using the callsign CR6W. Look for some operators to stay a few days longer on Insua Island and activate the lighthouse (ARLHS POR-028, WLOTA 2869). QSL CR6W via CS5DX. QSL all other callsigns via their home callsigns. For more information and updates, go to: http://gpdx.netpower.pt http://www.to-mk.com/neu

NA-240. Rick, K6VVA, reports: "Although an official welcome invitation was received from the Native Village of Kipnuk Traditional Council specifically for the well in advance announced K6VVA/KL7 NA-240 activation, these intended plans have now been suspended for an indefinite period based on the following -- Please see details at: http://www.k6vva.com/iota/na240 "

OC-137. A team of 8 Australian operators will be active as VK4ILH from Moreton Island during the International Lighthouse/ Lightship Weekend [ILLW] (August 18-19,th). Activity will take place prior to ILLW from the Cape Moreton Lighthouse (AU0009, WLOTA LH2987) starting August 17th. This will be the very first time Cape Moreton Lighthouse has ever been activated. Also, Moreton Island has not been activated in almost 15 years. Operators mentioned are Derek/VK4MIA, Paul/ VK4FPDW, Brooke/VK4MBL, Graham/VK4GRA, Ewan/VK4ERM, Catherine/ VK4GH, John/VK4IO and Luke/VK3HJ. QSL via VK4MIA, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW. For more details and updates, visit the following Web pages: http://www.capemoreton2012.com (VK4ILH Web page) http://www.facebook.com/vklighthouse (Facebook) http://www.twitter.com/#!/vklighthouse (http://www.twitter.com/#%21/vklighthouse) (Twitter) Also, check QRZ.com.

OC-139. Operator Paul/VK5PAS and six other operators will be active as VI5CW from Kangaroo Island between August 17-20th. Activity will include an entry in the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend [ILLW] (August 18-19th) from Cape Willoughby Light-house, as well as operations on all HF bands using mainly SSB,with some possible CW. QSL via VK5PAS.

OC-142. Operators VK4NM, VK4LAT and possibly others (will update) will be active as VK4NM from Fraser Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-single entry. QSL via M0OXO.

OC-249. Operator Kadek/YB9BU and possibly others will be active as homecall/8 from Wamar Island in the rare Aru Islands Group between May 25-28th. The Aru Islands are located in the Arafura Sea southwest of New Guinea and north of Australia. Wamar was last activated in 2002. QSL via their home callsigns.

J3, GRENADA (Op Needed!). Harry, AC8G (J37K), is planning a 6 (can be more) night stay in Grenada for the CQ WW SSB Contest (Oct. 27-28th) with considerable operating the days before the contest with emphasis on non-contest bands and modes. As of May 24th, the RT air fare is 610.20 USDs from Dayton to Grenada. For those interested, contact AC8G (Harry) via hflasher@dayton.net or 937-434-9616 for more details.

KH2/NH2, GUAM. Dave, N2NL, will be active as NH2T from Guam (OC-026) during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ High-Power entry. He is expected to be here until the summer of 2013. Dave will be active (outside of contests) as KH2/N2NL and during all contests as NH2T. QSL via LoTW or via W2YC.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (May 25th-June 2nd)....

May/25th AN May/28th AN May/31st AN
May/26th AN May/29th AN Jun/01st AN
May/27th AN May/30th AN Jun/02nd AN

SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
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NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
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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

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Tony, JA6CNL, will once again be active as KH0N from Saipan (OC-086) between June 15-18th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters CW ONLY. QSL via JA6CNL.

LX, LUXEMBOURG. a team of operators will be active as LX7I during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LX2A. Visit the following Web page at: http://www.lx2a.com

P29, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (IOTA Op). Operators Derek/G3KHZ and Hans/SM6CVX are planning another IOTA DXpedition to Papua New Guinea for three weeks in October. Dates and callsigns were not provided, but they plan to visit the following islands: St. Matthias (OC-103), Tabar (OC-099) and Lihir (OC-069). It was mentioned that there is a possibility of Hans to journey to another island after the main activity. Also, an opportunity may exist for another operator. If interested contact G3KHZ.

P4, ARUBA. Andy, AE6Y, will once again be active as P49Y during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via AE6Y or LoTW.

PACIFIC TOUR. Haru, JA1XGI, reports on his Blog page that he will be active from E51 (Cook Islands) and V63 (Micronesia) in December. Look for updates and details at: http://ja1xgidxvacation.blogspot.com

PW0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Ville, OH1MM/PY2ZEA, will be active as PW0F from Fernando de Noronha during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th). Operations will be with dipoles and inverted Vs. If time permits, Ville will also erect a directional wire beam (fixed to the north) for 20/15/10m. QSL via OH2BH.

PZ, SURINAME. Sergey, RX3APM, will be active as PZ5P until May 29th. Look for him to be in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th). QSL via UA4LU and LoTW.

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................

QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated May 20th)
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3A/F4BKV via F4BKV EM44U via UT7UT LA/DL9UBF via DL9UBF 4X/PA7DA via PA7DA EM100MXA via UT3MC M/YO9AYN via YO9AYN 5B/RN3QO via RN3QO F/DJ2VO via DJ2VO MQ0EPC via MM0DFV 5B4PRC/P via 5B4AHO F/DL3KBQ via DL3KBQ MU/PA0VHA via PA0VHA 9A/E77AW/P via E77E GB5LCT via M0XIG MU/PA2A via PA2A 9M8DX/2 via SP5UAF GQ7AXB via GI7AXB OM100IG via OM3BY A60ITU via NI5DX GQ7VJR via M0OXO PH9HB/AM via PH9HB (d) A62A via IZ8CLM HF20PSP via SP7PKI PJ5/G4MFW via ZS1FJ AM7ITU via EA7NL ID9Z via IT9TFX SD7V/6 via DL2VFR AX5PAS via VK5PAS IR0LG via IZ0NNI SM6/DM5LS via DM5LS CO6HLP via EA7FTR IS0/DK7ZB via DK7ZB SN10PK via SP9KAJ CT9/DG0JT via DG0JT IS0/G3RTE via G3RTE SN2012UEFA via SP4ICP CX5TR via EA5KB J79KT via JN1NDY SO7B via SQ7PGO D3AA via UA1QV JT7WFF via RZ0SB ST2NH via EA7FTR E40VB via UA4WHX K7M via AI4U SX1912K via SZ2RCP ED7YAD via EA7URM KH0/RA9FEX via RA9FEX TK/IZ4BBF via IZ4BBF EG5TSL via EA5HRE LA/DL2RNS via DL2RNS TK/PA3ALK via PA3ALK EG8LZT via EA8TH LA/DL2VFR via DL2VFR TM12O via EA2TT EH5ITU via EA5FL LA/DL5DSM via DL5DSM TM80SM via F5INJ EH8ITU via EA8ADL UA9FAR via EA7FTR UP0L via DL8KAC YV7BMZ via EA7FTR
(d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW

ZL2WL QSL INFO UPDATE. Because of difficulties transferring ZL2WL's past logs, Buzz, NI5DX, will only be able to confirm contacts made with Wayne, ZL2WL, from May 9th forward. Both Buzz and Wayne are very sorry for any confusion this may have caused, but contacts prior to May 9th will NOT be able to be confirmed through NI5DX. Cards are being printed and Buzz expects them to be delivered in 4-6 weeks.

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 7Q7PRO, 9M6YBG, 9V1SV, A61BK, A61K, A92GE, CE4CT, CT1ACG, CX4ACH, E77DX, EA1AIW, EA6GK, EI100T, F8VOE, HI3TEJ, HP1WW, HP1/IZ6BRN, HZ1PS, JA9AGN, JJ2LPV, LX1EA, OH3OJ, OT5A, P40X, PT7ZT, PZ5RA, RP67W, SP9DOE, T88TF, TI2HAS, TO3X, UU7J, V44KAI, VA6MA, VA7PX, VK6IR, WP3A, YB0MWM, YI1RZ, YJ0VK, YU5B and ZC4LI

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3C0E, 3C6A, 6O3A, 6W2SC, 6Y0A, 7P8GF, 7X5QB, A25JR, A35XG, A35YZ, A71BU, 9M6/JA1PBV, C6ANM, CE9VPM, CO8LY, CP4BT, EA/FT5YK, FG5FR, FO/AB1OC, HA3AUI, HB0/DL2SBY, HV5PUL, HS0ZCW, KG4SS, KH2L, MI0GRG, SV2ASP/A, T2T, TG7/NC2N, TO5G, TX4T, TX6T/P, UK8AR, UM20Y, UN1L, V26M, VK8BI/p, VK9XS, VP2MMM, VP2MXF, VP6T, VR2KF, XF1AA, XV2RZ, ZA/HA5X, ZD7FT and ZD7XF

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3B7C, 3B8/M1KTA, 5X1NH, 5Z4LS, 6Y/G3NKC, 8P6DR, 8R1W, 9G5XA, 9L5VT, 9M2CNC, 9M2RPN, 9M6/W2BB, A92HB, CT3FT, D68C, FH/G3SWH, FP/M0TDG, HS0/G3NOM, JW7G, KP2/M1DDD, P29NI, T32C, TY4TW, VK9C/G6AY, VQ9JK and ZD8N

RADIO ARCALA MOVES ACROSS THREE CONTINENTS IN WPX (Press Release): "In the summer months of the Far North, the midnight sun never sets and no QSOs are possible on the point rich lower bands. Additionally, 10M rarely opens in the North, so the only choice left to Radio Arcala and their associates is to tactically move South to satisfy their competitive urge. The troops are still spearheaded by their battle ship, OH8X and the specific target is to reach North America with the massive hardware of Arcala fame, boldly challenging the forces of Mother Nature.

Northern Europe:
OH8X will be operated by Toni Linden, OH2UA
OH10X by Kim Ostman, OH6KZP
OH0X, Aland Islands by Pekka Holstila, OH2TA

Asiatic Turkey:
TC2X will be operated by Pertti Simovaara, OH2PM. ADDED NOTE FROM TA1HZ - Operating from Istanbul (TA2KN Turkish Scouting and Guiding Federation Club station in Umraniye)

South America:
PW0F will be operated by Ville Hiilesmaa, OH2MM/PY2ZEA PW0F, Fernando de Noronha operation will be conducted jointly with the Araucaria DX Group of Brazil
QSL info: OH8X via OH2UA
OH0X via OH2TA
others via OH2BH"

SV5, DODECANESE. Czech operators Bob/OK2BOB, Vilda/OK2BC and Jindra/OK1AMM are now active as SV5/homecall until June 1st. Activity will be mainly CW and SSB on 160-6 meters. The WW LOC will be KM36OV, QTH is KOS Island (EU-001). QSL via OK Bureau or direct.

SV9, CRETE. Alex, SQ9UM, is now active as SV9/SQ9UM from Crete until May 28th. Activity is on 40-6 meters using CW, RTTY, PSK and some SSB. He plans to participate in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th). QSL via his home callsign.

T48, CUBA. The Filial of "Federación de Radioaficionados de Cuba" in Las Tunas, will be active once again during "ARRL June VHF QSO Party" as a "Limited multioperator" entry from FL10MW using his usual callsign T48K. Their main operation will be on 6 meter with a five elements Tonna and 100 watts. They will also try 2 meters with 50 watts and a 9 element homebrew cubical quad, looking for the very first QSO ever made between Las Tunas and United States. QSL via DK1WI.

T7, SAN MARIO (New Governing Board). The ARRSM members have elected a new Governing Board for the period 2012-2015. The election results were made public April 20th, with the following new board members added:
Matteo Napolitano, T77NM - President
Nazzareno Carattoni, T77NC - Vice-President
Giovanni Cecchetti, T77CD - Secretary
Giancarlo Montico, T77WI - Treasurer
Giorgio Minguzzi, IZ4AKS - IARU Liaison Officer
The ARRSM assembly would like to thank former President Giuliano Giacomoni, T77J, and former Vice-President Antonio Ceccoli, T77C, for their valuable contribution to the life of the Association of Radio Amateurs of the Republic of San Marino during the last 30 years. **ADDED NOTE: Giorgio, IZ4AKS, informs OPDX that there is some interesting news about the T70A station on their new Web site at: http://www.arrsm.com The radio club at the moment is CLOSED due to a heavy snow storm that occurred Feb 2012. The ARRSM is working to repair the structure of the club (the roof of the house collapsed under the weight of the snow). This will generate a decrease of the activity of T70A in the forthcoming contest until the station is ready again to be used. The Web site is now in Italian (official language of San Marino), but the ARRSM is already working on the English version.

TC7, TURKEY. Dmitry, R3GM (ex-RN3GM), will be active as TC7C from Turkey during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via RA1QQ.

VP2, MONTSERRAT. Graham, M0AEP, will be active as VP2MDD from Montserrat (NA-103) between June 2nd and August 6th. Gordon, G3USR, will join him on the island between June 30th and July 9th. Both operators will be active on 80-6 meters, but will concentrate on 12/10/6 meters using CW and SSB (no digital). QSL via their home callsigns.

YO2/YP0, ROMANIA (Special Event/WFF Op). Members of the QSO BANAT (YO2KQT) Radio Club of Timisoara are now on the air as YP0WFF during the 3rd Hercules Marathon edition <http://www.alternativetm.ro/en/herculesmaraton> until May 27th. Operators are there for communications support between checkpoints and also operate from Domogled-Valea Cernei (YOFF 008) for those interested in YOFF operations. Activity will be on SSB and the Digital modes. Operators mentioned are Gigi/YO2MTG, Marius/YO2LOJ, Eduard/ YO2LSP, Ovi/YO2MLL, Vlad/YO2LZP, Lili/YO2MMX, Diana/YO2MTD, Dan/YO2LLQ, Robi/YO2MNF and Horatiu/YO2LQL. QSL only direct to YO2KQT.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Operators Bill/KX4WW and Noll/W9RN will be operating from KX4WW's QTH on Providenciales between May 31st and June 7th. They will be signing VP5/homecall on all bands 160-6 meters. QSL via their home callsigns.

YE0, INDONESIA. Operators YB0AKM, YB0ECT, YB0JS, YB0KVN, YB0AZ, YC0KVM, YC0TSU, YC0MXV, YC1LLY, YC0VKI, YB1CCF, YD1JZ, YB1KAR, YC1KAF and YD1GCL will be active as YE0X during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via YB0ZZ.

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The following stations are expected to be active in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th, 2012)
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Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2012 CQWW WPX CW Contest. For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML format, please visit Bill's Web page at: http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxc2012.html (By callsign)
http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxcd2012.html (By entity)
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Contest DXCC Class QSL
Callsign Entity Route
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3Z3Z Poland SOSB 10M SQ3ET
4L0A Georgia SOAB LoTW
4U1GSC Italy SOAB HP 9A2AA
5X1RO Uganda SOSB 15M F8DFP
6O3A Somalia SOAB QSL details at qrz.com
6V7S Senegal SOAB RK4FF
6Y3W Jamaica SOAB RA4LW
9A201AA Croatia SOAB 9A1AA
9H3PP Malta SOSB HA5PP
A5A Bhutan M/? LoTW; QSL details on Web page
AH2Y Guam M/? AH2Y
BY5CD China M/S BD4HF
CE3AA Chile SOSB 15M CE3AA
CS2W Portugal M/S LoTW; QSL via HB9CRV (Buro OK)
DR8A Germany SO LP LoTW
ED1R Spain M/2 EA4RCH
EE8X Canary Islands SOAB W2GR
EF7X Spain M/S EA7GYS
GM0F Scotland M/S GM4FDM
HK1NA Colombia M/M
HQ2N Honduras SOSB 10M EA5GL
J48HW Greece SOAB HA0HW Buro
KP2M Virgin Islands M/S LoTW
KP2MM Virgin Islands SOAB LoTW
LS1D Argentina M/2 LoTW
LX7I Luxembourg M/S LX2A
LY7A Lithuania M/M LY2ZO
M7A England SOAB LP
MJ0CFW Jersey SOAB LP LoTW; QSL also OK via M0CFW
NH2T Guam SOAB HP LoTW
NQ4I USA M/M LoTW; QSL also OK via K4PK
OG73X Finland SOAB OH8L
OH0X Aland Island SO OH2TA
OM100IG Slovakia M/S OM3BY
OP4K Belgium M/S OP4K; QSL OK via Buro or direct
P40H Aruba M/? LoTW; QSL via OK7MT, Buro or direct
P49Y Aruba SOAB HP LoTW; QSL also OK via AE6Y
PR5B Brazil SOSB 80M 6K5YPD
PR5W Brazil SOSB 80M PY5FB
PT5T Brazil SOAB HP K3IRV
PW5D Brazil SOSB M0OXO
PW0F Fernando de Noronha SOAB LP OH2BH
PX2W Brazil M/S PY2YU
PZ5P Surinam SOAB HP LoTW; QSL also OK via UA4LU
RC0F Russia (Asia) SOSB 20M LoTW
SJ2W Sweden M/S LoTW; QSL via SM2LIY direct
ST2AR Sudan SOAB TB LotW; QSL also OK via S53R
SV5/N6GQ Dodecanese SOAB QRP LotW; QSL also OK via N6GQ
SV9/SQ9UM Crete SOAB LP SQ9UM
SW8A Greece SO LZ1QN
T6MO Afghanistan SOAB LP K9GY
TC2X Turkey SO OH2BH
TC7C Turkey SOAB RA1QQ
TK4A Corsica M/2 DJ7JC
TM5A France SO W6NV
V26E Antigua SOAB AB2E Direct
V31UB Belize SOAB LoTW; QSL via KU5B direct
V6A Micronesia SOAB JA7HMZ
VC3T Canada SOAB VE3DZ
VK9PN Norfolk Island M/? VK2PN
V26E Antigua SOAB LP AB2E Direct
XP2I Greenland SOAB LP OZ1BII
YE0X Indonesia M/2 YB0ZZ
YU5R Serbia M/2 LoTW
Z33F Macedonia SOSB 15M Z33F
ZP9MCE Paraguay SOSB 10M EA5ZD
ZW5B Brazil SOAB HP K3IRV
ZX5J Brazil SOSB AI4U

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UA6JD
06-01-2012, 06:26 PM
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ARLD022 DX news

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QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 22 ARLD022
>From ARRL Headquarters
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To all radio amateurs

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ARLD022 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by IT9GCG, NC1L, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, The Weekly DX, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6. Jan, OZ4Z is QRV as 9M6/OZ4Z from Kuching, Sarawak until June 3. After this, he will be active from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah until June 5. Activity is on 30 to 10 meters. QSL to home call.

OMAN, A4. Waleed, A41LD has been active on 17 meters around 0130z. QSL to home call.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, A6. Tom, DL2RMC is QRV as A6/DL2RMC from Yas Island. Activity is in his spare time. QSL to home call.

***ANGOLA, D2. Mike, UA1QV is QRV as D3AA from Catoca. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

PALESTINE, E4. Vlad, UA4WHX is QRV as E40VB. Of late he has been active on 20 and 17 meters around 0330 and 0430z. QSL to home call.

ESTONIA, ES. Special event station ES2012ABCS is QRV until June 8 during the American Beauty Car Show in Haapsalu. QSL via ES2TT.

JERSEY, GJ. Dave, EI9FBB will be QRV as MJ/EI9FBB from the old German signal station on Jersey from June 2 to 6. Activity will be on the HF bands using mostly CW with some SSB. QSL to home call.

ECUADOR, HC. Rick, NE8Z will be QRV as HC1MD from Tumbaco from June 7 to 14. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters, and possibly 6 meters, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via K8LJG.

ITALY, I. Special event station II9AS will be QRV from June 6 to 9 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the long-range reconnaissance aircraft Breuget BR 1150. QSL via IT9JPW.

MONGOLIA, JT. Operators UA9YAB and UA9YPS are QRV as JT0YAB and JT0YPS, respectively, from the Altai Tavan Bogd National Park until June 4. QSL to home calls.

BONAIRE, PJ4. K9HZ is QRV as PJ4HZ until June 10. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. Oleg is QRV as RI1ANF from King George Island. He has been active on 160 meters around 0300z to around 0500z. QSL via RK1PWA.

SWEDEN, SM. Ove, SM0PSO is QRV using special event call SF0530COH until June 17. QSL to home call.

AUSTRALIA, VK. Special event station VK100WIQ is QRV during the month of June in celebration of 100 years of Amateur Radio in Queensland. QSL via bureau.

MONTSERRAT, VP2M. John, KB4CRT will be QRV as VP2MRT from June 6 to 13. Activity is on all HF bands, including 6 meters. This includes an entry in the upcoming ARRL VHF contest. QSL direct to home call.

LATVIA, YL. Special event station YL2012USCARS is QRV until June 4 during the American Cars Fan Meeting being held here. QSL via ES2TT.

ST. HELENA, ZD7. Bruce, ZD7VC is usually QRV on 20, 17, 15 and 6 meters between 1700 and 2200z most days. QSL direct to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The IARU Region 1 CW Field Day, RSGB National Field Day, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, HA3NS Sprint Memorial CW Contest, 10-10 International Open Season PSK Contest, DigiFest, Wake-Up. QRP CW Sprint, Maritime QSO Party, SEANET Contest, UKSMG Summer Contest, UT5EU VHF Memorial Contest and the Alabama QSO Party are all on tap for this upcoming weekend. The RSGB 80-Meter Club Data Championship is scheduled for June 4. The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for June 5. Please see June QST, page 79, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.

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*** Note from UA6JD: Two days ago I am update D3AA QRZ page (http://www.qrz.com/db/d3aa), check it time to time for latest news

UA6JD
06-01-2012, 06:36 PM
02 June 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1100

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

EA - ED3CW (QSL via EB3CW), ED5ATK (QSL via EA5ATK), ED5DM (QSL via EA5DM), ED5DWS (QSL via EA5DWS), ED5DY (QSL via EA5DY), ED5FL (QSL via EA5FL), ED5HAB (QSL via EA5HAB), ED5JC (QSL via EC5JC), ED5KB (QSL via EA5KB), ED6QY (QSL via EA6QY) and ED8DD (QSL via EA8DD) will be active on 5-24 June for the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe that will take place in Valencia. Information on the relevant award can be found at www.f1award.com (http://www.f1award.com)

DL - Friedrich, DL4BBH and Ric, DL2VFR will be active as DM50IOTA from Borkum Island (EU-047) on 27-29 July, IOTA Contest included. QSL via bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

F - Vincent, F4BKV will be active as F4BKV/p from Banc d'Arguin (EU-159) on 2 June, between 7 and 18 UTC. He will be QRV on 20, 15, 10 and 6 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]

F - Once again (for the 61st year) the Association des Radioamateurs de la Sarthe will activate a special event station for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The callsign will be TM24H and operations will take place on 3-17 June. QSL via F6KFI.

FO_m - Christian, F5IDM will participate in a scientific expedition to the Marquesas Islands (3-12 June) for the transit of Venus. As time permits, he will operate mainly SSB as TX5VT and "will try to be active for DX calls at given times". Check www.cveillet.net/PF/TX5VT.php (http://www.cveillet.net/PF/TX5VT.php) for updates. QSL via F5IDM (see qrz.com). [TNX DX World]

FS - Once again John, K9EL will be active as FS/K9EL from St. Martin (NA-105) on 8-24 June. He will operate holiday style on 80-6 metres CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via home call and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]

GJ - Dave, EI9FBB will be active as MJ/EI9FBB from Jersey (EU-013) on 2-6 June. He plans to operate mainly CW with some SSB on the higher HF bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW.

HC - Once again Rick, NE8Z will be active as HC1MD from Tumbaco, Ecuador on 7-14 June and on 21-31 July. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 40-10 metres. He will also monitor 6m CW and SSB on 50110 kHz. QSL via K8LJG. Information on the HC/Ecuador and HC8/Galapagos DX Diplomas can be found at http://webpages.charter.net/ne8z. [TNX NE8Z]

I - ARI Milano will participate in the Museum Ships Weekend (2-3 June) as II2IGTO (submarine "Toti") and II2IBCI (ocean liner "Conte Biancamano") from the National Museum of Science and Technology. Look for activity on 80-10 metres (plus possibly 6m) CW and SSB. QSL via IQ2MI.

I - Franco, IK4YCQ will be active holiday style as IF9/IK4YCQ from Favignana Island (EU-054) on 4-8 June. He will operate SSB on the HF bands. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX IK4YCQ]

ON - ON7EX, ON6VOX and ON4LO will be active as ON4LO/LH from lightship "Mayflower" on 8-12 June, They will be QRV on 80-10 metres SSB. QSL via ON4LO, direct and bureau. [TNX ON4LO]

PY - PU1MMZ, PU1SET, PY1HS, PY1MT and PY1MX will be active as ZV1M from Itacuruca Island (SA-029) on 27-29 July, IOTA Contest included. QSL via PY1MT. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

UA - The R44WFF team will be active from Buzuluksky Bor National Park and Orenburg Reserve on 5-12 June. All of the QSOs will be confirmed via the bureau. [TNX R44WFF]

V8 - A large group of operators from the Mediterraneo DX Club and Gemilang Amateur Radio Station will be active as V84SMD from Brunei (OC-088) on 11-23 November. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres with 5-6 stations. QSL via IK2VUC, direct or bureau, and LoTW. Further information, including OQRS in due course, can be found at www.mdxc.org/v84smd (http://www.mdxc.org/v84smd)

VK - Celebrating one century of Amateur Radio in Queensland, special event callsign VK100WIQ will be activated from 1 June through 31 July by WIA affiliated clubs located across the State. All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau. Direct card requests will be accepted until 31 December 2012 and can be sent to VK100WIQ Manager, P.O. Box 343, Laidley QLD 4341, Australia. Further information can be found in the "News and Events" section on www.wia.org.au (http://www.wia.org.au)

VP2M - John, KB4CRT will be active again as VP2MRT from Montserrat (NA-103) on 6-12 June. He will be QRV on 80-2 metres SSB, with some CW and maybe PSK, and will participate in the ARRL June VHF QSO Party. QSL via VP2MRT (direct) and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

VP2M - Graham, M0AEP will active as VP2MDD from Montserrat (NA-103) from 7 June to 6 August, with a focus on 12, 10 and 6 metres SSB and CW. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

CY0/VE1AWW ---> Al, CY0/VE1AWW has been QRT from Sable Island since 28 May. "A migratory bird (and protected species) was found near my towers with injuries suggesting a collision with one of the towers", he says. "I am required to take down the towers until an investigation and policy can be developed for tern season (April-August)".

ST PAUL ISLAND 2012 ---> In their latest press release (25 May), the CY9M team reported that on 25 July they "will be making their way to Sydney, Nova Scotia, then onwards to the northernmost tip of Cape Breton, ready to depart for St Paul island on July 26th". A few of the team plan to be QRV as VE1/callsign from Cape Breton Island (NA-010) prior to CY9M. There are few landing spots on St Paul, and "actual station location will be determined where we land. From planning discussions, we know each proposed location has positives and negatives to certain regions around the globe - therefore this is very much an 'on the day' set-up at any given landing spot. Now the shipping process begins". Further information, including log search, OQRS and details on how contribute, can be found at www.cy9m.com (http://www.cy9m.com)

XR0ZA ---> A team of operators from Radio Club de Valparaiso went to Robinson Crusoe Island (Juan Fernandez) to set up a radio and conduct an earthquake and tsunami drill. In their spare time they were QRV as XR0ZA. QSL via CE2AA.

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Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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2Q0CLJ 2W0CLJ EM2012LWY UR4LWY OD5PY KU9C
3B8FQ K5XK EM2012MA UX7MA OG0Z W0MM
3D2/VK3QB VK3QB EM2012RZ UY2RZ OH0X OH2TA
3Z2012EFC SP4JCP EM2012U UT3UZ OH10X OH2BH
3Z2012RKT SP1RKT EM2012UA US8UA OH8X OH2UA
3Z2X SP2YWL EM2012UEFA UT0UM OK8YM DL5YM
4J0SFR 4J5T EM2012UJ UR5UJ OM100IG OM3BY
4L0A EA7FTR EM2012UT UR7UT OM7M OM3PA
4X0W K1VR EM2012WA UT4WA ON1794ARJ ON6NR
5B4AIF EB7DX EN2012EFC UR4EYN OZ1RDP DL9BCP
5B4AJC UA3DX EN2012EURO UT3IWA P33W UA3DX
5C5W EA5XX EN2012IA US7IA P40H OK7MT
5H3NM K0NM EN2012IX UX8IX P49Y AE6Y
5P12EU OZ0J EN2012KWA UR4KWA PA73N PA4N
5R8AL G3SWH EN2012MF UX2MF PJ2T W3HNK
5R8FL G3SWH EN2012U UR7UD PJ4Y LY9Y
5R8XB ON8XB EN2012UEFA UT5UIA PR3A PY3OZ
5T0JL ON8RA EN2012UX US0UX PR5B 6Y5YPD
5W1SA JA1DXA EN2012W UY4WWA PT5T K3IRV
5X1RO F8DFP EO2012EURO UR5WA PW0F OH2BH
6O3A E77E or K2PF EO2012I UR7IWW PW5D M0OXO
6Y/UT5UDX RA4LW EO2012IKF US6IKF PW7T PT7WA
6Y3W RA4LW EO2012IS US3IS PX2C M0OXO
7U50ND 7X2DD EO2012JQ UU2JQ PX2W PY2YU
7X5KBS EA7FTR EO2012L UT7LK PZ5P UA4LU
8P9BF DF5WA EO2012U UT7UU R200BS RK3CQ
8P9NS VA3BL EX8VM RW6HS RQ5D RX3F
8S0DAY SM0MPV EY8JA JE1CAQ SF0530COH SM0PSO
8T1M VU2MLQ FK/F2CW ZL3CW SJ2W SM2LIY
9A20HRS 9A3JB FM1II NI5DX SJ9WL LA4EKA
9G5XA G3SWH FM5WE K4FJ SN0WFF SP5X
9H3A PB5X FO4BM F4FJH SN2012GD SQ2RH
9H3PP HA5PP FR5DZ F6CXV SN2012PO SP3IQ
9H3UT DL9GDB GB0GMO M0CVO SN2012PZPN 3Z6AEF
9K2OD EA7FTR GB4DJ M0NNH SN2012UEFA SP4ICP
9K2UU EA5ZD GB5LCT M0XIG SN2012WA SP5PBE
A5A JH1AJT GM0ANA GW0ANA SN4EFC SP4QCU
A61AS YO3FRI GM0F GM4AFF ST2AR S53R
A61C W4JS GQ3UOF GW3UOF SW8A LZ1QN
A61LL EA5ZD GQ7AXB GI7AXB T32TV KH6CG
A71CM NI5DX GQ7VJR M0OXO T6MO K9GY
A73A EA7FTR GS2MP N3SL TA7/R3GM RA1QQ
A92HO W5SNU HB75FG HB9FG TC1ILH TA1HZ
AH2Y HL1IWD HC2SL HD2A TC2X OH2BH
AL4H DJ4MZ HC7AE EA7FTR TC6KLH TA1HZ
AY5F LU5FC HF2012EFC SP9MDY TC7C RA1QQ
BU2AW JN3TVX HF2012EUPP SP5PPK TK4A DJ7JC
BY5CD BD4HF HF2012EURO SP9KTL TK5WL PA0BWL
CN8YZ 6K5YPD HF2012FLO SP3POW TK7JC DJ7JC
CO6HLP EA7FTR HF3T SP3FYX TM0CI F5EOT
CQ3B CT3EE HF6LOS SQ9CWO TM12O EA2TT
CR1X OH2BH HG56OD HA3OD TM51B F5JVP
CR3L DJ6QT HK1NA K6IPM TM5BIN F5BFU
CR6K CT1ILT HK3TK F5CWU TM5FI F5XX
CS2W HB9CRV HL0N HL2UVH TM6GAL F6HQP
CT7/CT3FN HB9CRV HL12UOG HL0UHQ TM80SM F5INJ
CU1CB EA5KB HL2ZBD/3 JK3IJQ TR8CA F6CBC
D2SG GM4FDM HP1WW OH0XX TX8CW ZL3CW
ED1R EA4RCH HQ2N EA5GL UA9FAR EA7FTR
EE8X W2GR HR2/NP3J EA5GL UN1O IK2QPR
EF2A EA2AYD IC8R IC8OZM UN9GD DL8KAC
EF5T EA5HT II0CC IZ4SUC UP2L UA9AB
EF7X EA7GYS II0FTC IQ0FB UP4L UN7LZ
EF8M UA3DX II2POPE IW2HAJ UP6P UN7PBY
EG5FPA EB5GC IQ9GD IT9GUH V26E AB2E
EG5TCS EA5IBW IQ9SR IT9ULI V31UB KU5B
EG5TSL EA5HRE IQ9VH IT9ASX V63DX JA7HMZ
EG7CC EA7NL IR1CCL IK1APO V63ZP JA7ZP
EG8FTV EA8TH J28UN F8UNF V6A JA7HMZ
EG8GCA EA8TH J48HW HA0HW VC3O VE3AT
EG8GOM EA8TH JT7WFF RZ0SB VC3T VE3DZ
EG8GRA EA8TH K7M AI4U VK9PN VK2PN
EG8HIE EA8TH KP2M AI4U W6G K6BV
EG8LPM EA8TH L30DIM LU7EO XF3LH PT2OP
EG8LZT EA8TH L53GO LU4GO XP2I OZ1BII
EG8TFE EA8TH LG5LG LA4EKA XV1X OK1DOT
EH1OLA EA1UVR LO2F AC7DX XV3NF JA8NF
EH8DDC EA8RKL LS1D LW9EOC YE0X YB0ZZ
EI2GEO EI7IS LX75RL LX2A YL11WCA YL2IU
EM0IFF UX2IF LX7I LX2A YL2012USCARS ES2TT
EM2012EFC UR5EPG LY7A LY2ZO YP0WFF YO2KQT
EM2012GG UW5GG MJ0CFW M0CFW YV7BMZ EA7FTR
EM2012I US3IZ N6G AE6YB ZP9MCE EA5ZD
EM2012JX UU8JX NH2T W2YC ZW5B K3IRV
EM2012KY IK2DUW NQ4I K4PK ZX5J AI4U

EA8RKL Laurisilva DigiGroup, P.O. Box 111, 35400 Arucas (Las Palmas),Spain
EG8CRC Club de Radio Canario, P.O. Box 14033, 35019 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
JH1AJT Y. Zorro Miyazawa, P.O. Box 8, Oiso-machi, Naka-Gun, Kanagawa-ken, 259-0111, Japan
PT2OP Orlando Perez Filho, SHIGS 706, Bloco L Casa 22, Brasilia - DF, 70350-762, Brazil
VK2PN Patrick Novak, 11/39-41 Addison Road, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
VK3QB Chris Chapman, P.O. Box 4113, Mount Eliza VI 3930, Australia

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UA6JD
06-04-2012, 06:12 AM
SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1064
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1064

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster

DX Bulletin No. 1064
BID: $OPDX.1064
June 4, 2012
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
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Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, W2GR, WO2N, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KH6BZF, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, CO8ZZ, CT6ARL, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DL9WVM, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWX, IT9RYJ, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PS7AB, PT7ZT, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SV1RK, TA1HZ, 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, 27th-May, through Sunday, 3rd-June there were 227 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E3, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J8, JA, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T5, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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" (WFWL).

8Q, MALDIVES. Juergen, OE4JHW, reports that he will do a suitcase DX- pedition to Kuredu Island between September 2-4th. More details will be forthcoming soon.

A5, BHUTAN. The members of the FGC DX Group (Foundation for Global Children) will continue to be active as A5A from a mountain area in Bhutan until June 6th. The ClubLog shows as of 0851z, June 3rd, the A5A team has made 28113 QSOs with 12290 unique callsigns (14883/CW and 13280/SSB). Breakdown is: 187/AF, 5147/AS, 18093/EU, 4327/NA, 163/OC and 196/SA. QSL A5A via JH1AJT (see Web page for details). For more details and update, visit the A5A Web apge at: http://bhutan2012.com/index.php

A6, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. Ulli, DL9WVM, will once again be active as A6/DL9WVM from Dubai between June 10-30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. He informs OPDX that any SKED requests can be arranged via SKYPE (account 'dl9wvm'). Ulli states that he is working remotely from Dubai for his company in Berlin and sits the whole day 'beside' his equipment. QSL via LoTW, or via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Meanwhile, Ulli mentions that his friend Tom/DL2RMC is also active from Abu Dhabi which started around May 29th, and he will be there for 3 weeks depending on his job in UAE. Callsign is A6/DL2RMC and his license has already been issued.

CONTEST CHART CORRECTION. Please note that in OPDX. 1063 the "NG3K CQWW WPX CW Contest chart" listed VK9PN as Norfolk Island. This is incorrect and should be Lowe Island.

CS, PORTUGAL. Members of the Amateur Radio Association of the District of Leiria (ARAL) will activate CS5FAT from its facilities in the Cova da Iria at the Shrine of Fatima between June 10-13th. Activity will be on the HF, VHF and UHF bands. QSL via CT6ARL, direct or by the Bureau. Amateur radio operators are invited to operate from the Shrine of Fatima between now and October on the dates 10, 11, 12 and 13 of every month or such other dates of amateur radio convenience by appointment. For more details, see QRZ.com or the Blog page: http://cs5fat.blogspot.pt

CY9, ST. PAUL ISLAND (Press Release #2). On May 25th, the CY9M team reports: "Time is flying! Two months today the CY9M team will be making their way to Sydney, Nova Scotia, then onwards to the northernmost tip of Cape Breton, ready to depart for St Paul island on July 26th. Much has happened since the first press release in February. Those who keep an eye on the CY9M Web site will note major organizations such as Northern California DX Foundation <http://www.ncdxf.org> and ARRL Colvin Award <http://www.ncdxf.org> have agreed to financially back our plans. Together, with all other kind donors and clubs, we thank them sincerely. The team makes special mention to Al, VE1AL, for his local logistical help. His ongoing assistance is much appreciated. Meanwhile, the last few weeks has seen a host of sponsors commit to the expedition. Elecraft, main equipment sponsor of our expedition, is providing six K3 transceivers. We are indebted to Elecraft for their support. DX Engineering, Tigertronics, Waters & Stanton, Heil Sound, Spiderbeam, RF Power and Vibroplex have shown faith in our activation by generously supporting too. G3TXQ Broadband Hexbeam by MW0JZE is providing the team with three antennas. Using both Hexbeams and vertical arrays, we hope to be heard from the island! M2 Antenna Systems are also contributing with a 50 MHz yagi/beam – we know how wanted St Paul island is on 6m and cross fingers for good openings. As mentioned previously, there are few landing spots on the island. Actual station location will be determined where we land. From planning discussions, we know each proposed location has positives and negatives to certain regions around the globe – therefore this is very much an "on the day" set-up at any given landing spot. Now the shipping process begins. If you would like to donate any amount to the CY9M St Paul Island Dxpedition, please click here: http://www.cy9m.com/donor Feel free to follow us on Twitter <https://twitter.com/#!/CY9M> and Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/CY9M.2012> - nearer the time of departure (and afterwards) various team members will update as we journey. Thanks for taking the time to read and share – we look forward to working you from DXCC Most Wanted entity #40. 73, CY9M Team, St Paul Island DXpedition."

CY0, SABLE ISLAND (QRT). Alan, VE1AWW, reported on May 28th: "Very bad news. Sable Island is a Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Yesterday, a migratory bird (and protected species) was found near my towers with injuries suggesting a collision with one of the towers. I am required to take down the towers until an investigation and policy can be developed for tern season (April-August). Very disappointing for sure. CY0/VE1AWW QRT . . . ."

DXER ARRESTED ON ESPIONAGE! Several sources are reporting that well-known DXer/World-Traveller Baldur, DJ6SI, who has been active from all over the world from 70 countries, was arrested on the Island of Kos while operating as SV5/DS6SI. He was there on holiday with his XYL. Many Greek amateurs are pretty upset and embarrassed over this event. It is also reported that Baldur is back in Germany, but is scheduled to return for a trial day. Here are a few Web pages about the incident: http://sv2dcd.blogspot.de/2012/05/what-shame-for-greek-authorities.html http://sv8cs.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/sv5dj6si-arrested-as-spy-incredible.html http://sv5byr.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/that-can-happened-only-at-greece.html http://dx-world.net/2012/sv5-dj6si-arrested-on-espionage http://yo4px.blogspot.com

EH8, SPAIN (Special Park Op). Members of the Grupo DX Teide will once again activate the Teide Volcano, the highest point in Spain, between June 30th and July 2nd. Last operation was in 2007 using the callsign AN8TID. To commemorate their 5th anniversary of that operation, and the Teide National Park being added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, the team will be active as EH8TID this time. Operations will take place from the same location as last time: the La Rambleta del Teide, 3555m ASL, and less than 163m from the top of the mountain. The area is highly protected, and therefore; they are only authorized to use vertical and wire antennas and only 100 watts. Operators mentioned are José Antonio/EA8ARG, Luis/EA8AY, Ángel/EA8BFH, Miguel Ángel/EA8BRW, and Francisco/EA8CW. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via EA8NQ. A special certificate will be provided _upon request_ to whom made at least three contacts on different bands and/or modes. The certificate will be sent free by E-mail as a printable image or PDF. Those who want a printed certificate must send 5.00 Euros, 6.00 USAs or 5 IRC to cover printing and shipping expenses. For more details, see their Web page at: http://www.eh8tid.tk

FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA (IOTA Op). Just a reminder that Pat, F4EBT, is now active as FO/F4EBT until June 24th, and plans to activate the following French Polynesia IOTA Islands: Tahiti (OC-046), Moorea (OC-046), Raiatea (OC-067), Huaine (OC-067), Bora-Bora (OC-067) and Maupiti (OC-067). Activity will be holiday style, usually SSB only on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters using a TS-50 w/100 watts into a FD4 Multiband antenna. QSL via his home callsign, direct (1 IRC or 2 USDs) or by the Bureau.

FO/M, MARQUESAS ISLANDS. Christian, F5IDM, a member of a scientific expedition to observe the Venus Transit, will be active as TX5VT between June 3-12th. He plans to activate the following islands in the Marquesas Island group (OC-027): Hiva Oa (DIFO FO-021, WLOTA 1233), Nuku Hiva (DIFO FO-023, WLOTA 2030), Ua Huka (DIFO FO-026) and Ua Pou (DIFO FO-027). QSL via F5IDM (KH6 Bureau or direct, see QRZ.com). For more details, see: http://www.cveillet.net/PF/TX5VT.php

GB0, ENGLAND (Special Event). Look for GB0AFD (Armed Forces Day) to be active on Sunday, July 1st, to commemorate the UK's Armed Forces Day with the local Veterans Association. The large event will be held in Alexandra Park Hastings Sussex together with all local associations. They hope that many ex-Servicemen Operators from RNARS, RAFARS and the Royal Signals Association will give them a call and help build up interest for the general public attending the event. Their intended operating bands will be on 80/40/20/30 meters using SSB or CW or PSK31. Depending on conditions other bands may be tried. They will have a Linear 300/400W using wire dipoles; they will also monitor 2m and 6m CW or SSB. Their times of operations are from 10:00 am until 16:00 pm. They would welcome any schedules -- just contact Tony, G4KLF, QTHr.

HC, ECUADOR. Dr. Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD, will once again be active from here. Look for HC1MD from Tumbaco between June 7-14th and July 21-31st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters operating CW, SSB and RTTY, using a TS-850s w/SB-200 and a Carolina Windom. He will also be on 6 meters CW/SSB, monitoring 50.110 MHz using a FT-857D w/100w into a Moxon Antenna. QSL via K8LJG. View the HC/Ecuador and HC8/Galapagos DX-Diplomas at: http://webpages.charter.net/ne8z

IOTA NEWS..............

AS-061/ AS-092. (Update) "DX-World.net" is reporting members of the Russian Robinson Club will be active as RI0K from Ratmonova Island (AS-061, Big Diomede Island) and Alyumka Island (AS-092, in the Chukotka Autonomous Region) between July 15th and August 28th. These are very rare IOTAs.

AS-066. Vladimir "Vlado", UA0LCZ, will be active as RI0NZ from Popov Island between July 24-30th. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

AS-154. (CANCELLED) A team of Hungarian and Turkish operators were expected to activate Giresun Island between July 24th and August 1st. Hungarian Radio Amateurs were not granted per- mission to operate.

EU-029. Alain, F5LMJ, will be active as 5P5J from Lolland Island between July 14-28th. QSL via LoTW or eQSL, or his home callsign by the Bureau.

EU-158. Operators Mike/SV1RK and Stavros/SV3CJU will once again be active from Sapienza Island (LH GRE116, WLOTA 1471, WW LOC KM06US) after 7 years as J48SAI between June 8-10th. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via LoTW or via SV1RK, by the Bureau or direct.

NA-039. Jeff, KL2HD, is currently staying on Adak Island until June 8th. He is a biologist and studies wildlife in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska in the summer and occasionally runs his rig from Adak Island where his summer office is located. He also spends most of the summer on a research ship, the M/V Tiglax, traveling the Aleutians and will someday try maritime mobile operation. Watch for activity on 20/17 meters SSB between 0400-0800z. QSL via LoTW (preferred), direct or by the Bureau. Check out his QRZ.com page for an online log and pictures.

OC-177. Look for 30 operators to be active as YE0M from Kaliage Besar Island (Seribu Islands) between July 6-9th. Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Operators mentioned are YB0AA, YB0AZ, YB0HD, YB0JS, YE0YE, YB0AKM, YB0BUI, YB0ECT, YB0KVN, YC0KVM, YC0LOW, YC0LLY, YC0MXV, YC0RAN, YC0TSU, YC0VKI, YD0RVT, YB1PR, YB1MH, YB1CCF, YB1GJS, YB1KAR, YC1CDV, YC1KAF, YD1JZ, YD1GCL, YD1LUX, YD1MRI, YD1ORZ and YD1XUH.QSL via YB1GJS.

SA-012/ SA-035. Operators Alex/UA9YAB and Alex/UA9YPS will be active as from Margarita Island (pfx YV7 and SA-012) and Los Roques Islands (pfx YV5 and SA-035) between August 2-9th. Signing YV7/homecall and YV5/homecall, activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via their home callsigns.

SA-029. (Update) Operators Marcelo/PY1MT, Moreira/PU1MMZ, Mauricio/ PU1SET, Jose/PY1MX and Jair/PY1HS will be active as ZV1M from Itacuruca Island (DIB RJ-08), Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, between July 27-29th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Operations will be on 80/40/ 20/15/10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via PY1MT, direct only with SASE/SAE + 2 USDs (no IRC). Their Web site is available at: http://www.casadoradioamador.blogspot.com

II9, ITALY (Special Event). Members of the Italia ARAS (Amateur Radio Society - <http://www.arasitalia.org>) of Pedara, Catania, and the ARI (Associazione Radioamatori Italiani - <http://www.ari.it>), will activate special event station II9AS to remember the 40° anniversary of first flight of the famous Anti-Submarine Aircraft employed by NATO, Breuget BR 1150 "Atlantic" between June 6-9th. Operators mentioned are Marco/IT9JPW, Michele/IW9HPW and some other IT9 operators. Look for the ARI team to be active from the Air Base Station of Sigonella in Catania between 0600-1800z on June 9th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB, and operating a couple of stations. A special QSL card will be available via IT9JPW.

J3, GRENADA (Op Cancelled!). Harry, AC8G (J37K), who was planning a 6 night stay in Grenada for the CQ WW SSB Contest (Oct. 27-28th), has announced that American Air has cancelled his flight to Grenada. Other dates are not acceptable, so he cancelled the operation.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (June 4-10th)....

Jun/04th AN Jun/07th HN Jun/09th AN
Jun/05th AN Jun/08th AN Jun/10th AN-HN
Jun/06th AN-HN

SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE

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NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha

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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

N2, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Mike, W2GR, will be on the air with the special callsign N2W between June 10-24th. The callsign N2W will be on the air during the week before and the week after Nik Wallenda tries to or becomes the first person in history to walk directly over Niagara Falls on a tightrope. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via W2GR CBA. The walk will be broadcast live worldwide on ABC on Friday, June 15th, 2012.

PJ4, BONAIRE. By the time you read this, Bill, K9HZ, should be active as PJ4HZ from Kralendijk, Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279), until June 10th. QSL via his home callsign.

PJ7, SINT MAARTEN (2013 Op!). Randy, N0TG, has announced a real early 2013 operation to Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 383, DIFO FS-001) between March 15-23rd. He states that they have the facility arranged, tickets, etc. So, look for Randy/N0TG, Ron/AA4VK and Jeff/N1SNB to sign PJ7/homecall next year. Activity will probably be on all bands and modes. QSL "all" callsigns via N0TG.

PT7, BRAZIL (Contest/Lighthouse Op). Members of the GPDX-CE (Portuguese DX Group Ceará) will be active as PT7ZT/p from the Paracurú Lighthouse (BRA-276, DFB and DFCE EC-09) in the Municipality of PARACURU between June 8-10th. The Lighthouse of Paracuru is about 115km from the capital Fortaleza. The team plans to participate in the Portugal Day Contest (June 9-10th). They will use a FT 890AT with a GP20 Vertical Dipole and Window Tagra antenna. QSL via the home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................

QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated May 27th and June 3rd)

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4L1MA via ON4RU EH8DDC via EA8RKL PP5/AI6V via AI6V
5R8FL via G3SWH EM2012I via US3IZ PR5B via 6K5YPD
6Y/UT5UDX via RA4LW EO2012UEFA via UR7UC PT7/PY7XC via PY7XC
7U50ND via 7X2DD EW1150P via EW6DX PW0F via OH2BH
8P9BF via DF5WA GB50RSARS via G0SWY PW7T via PT7WA
8S0HRA via SK0QO GB60VUL via M0JEC R44GGGR via UA6MM
A61AS via YO3FRI HB0/DF5AU via DF5AU R200BP via RV3AGB
A61LL via EA5ZD HB0/DJ2IA via DJ2IA RA/IK5MIC/P via IK5MIC
A73A via EA7FTR HB9/EA1IIW via EA1IIW RI1FJA via RX3MM
AL4H via DJ4MZ HB9/IW2NRI via IW2NRI SJ2W via SM2LIY
AU50GOA via VU2SMS HF3T via SP3FYX SN2012ATE via SP9ATE
AY5F via LU5FC HF6LOS via SQ9CWO SN2012RKK via SP2RKK
BW/JL3TOG via JL3TOG HF2012EURO via SP9KTL SN2012WA via SP5PBE
C4EU via 5B4AHO HG56OD via HA3OD SO9Q via SP9QMP
CN8YZ via 6K5YPD HK/LU8EOT via LU8EOT SV3/SQ8CMB via SV-Bureau
CP4BT via EA5KB HL2ZBD/3 via JK3IJQ SV5/OK1AMM via OK1AMM
CQ3B via CT3EE HP1/IQ6CC via IZ4SUC SV5/OK2BC via OK2BC
CR1X via OH2BH II0CC/IT9 via IZ4SUC SV5/OK2BOB via OK2BOB
CR2AA via CU3AA II0FTC via IQ0FB SV8/LZ1GC via LZ1GC
CS7/PD0HNL via NL13565 II2POPE via IW2HAJ SV9/DJ9XB via DJ9XB
CT7/CT3FN via HB9CRV IQ9SR via IT9ULI SV9/DL7VOA via DL7VOA
CT9/DJ4UF via DJ4UF IR1CCL via IK1APO SV9/SQ9UM via SQ9UM
CT9/ON3RM via ON3RM IT9/DL7ULM via DL7ULM TA7/R3GM via RA1QQ
CU1CB via EA5KB IU4T via IK4MTF TC7C via RA1QQ
DA0COTA via DF2DD JX9JKA via LA9JKA TK4A via LoTW only
DB50EFA via DL8DWL K1A via KK1KW TM5FI via F5XX
EA/OK5MAD/P via OK5MAD KP2M via AI4U UE40MD via UA4LU
EA6/F6ECS via F6ECS L53GO via LU4GO UN9GD via DL8KAC
ED7IVN via EA7IVN LG5LG via LA4EKA UP0L via DL8KAC
EE8X via W2GR LO2F via AC7DX UP2L via UA9AB
EF2A via EA2AYD LX8RTTY via LX1DA UP4L via UN7LZ
EF5Y via EA5GTQ (L) M/HA0ANA via HA0ANA UP6P via UN7PBY
EF8M via UA3DX M3I via G0ORH UV5U via UX1UA
EF8R via EA8CAC (L) MQ0UTD via M0UTD (L) V26E via AB2E
EG0FAS via EB1BSV MX0IRN via G4IRN VK4NM via M0OXO
EG5FPA via EB5GC OG0Z via W0MM VK9PN via VK2PN
EG5SUB via EA5HEW OK/DH7WW/P via DH7WW XF3LH via PT2OP
EG5TCS via EA5IBW OK/DL5YL via DL5YL XR0ZA via JA8BMK
EG5TSL via EA5HRE OK/SP9RTZ via SP9RTZ XV1X via OK1DOT
EG7CC via EA7NL OM7M via OM3PA YL/ES2TT via ES2TT
EG7FAS via EA4FAS ON1794ARJ via ON6NR YL2012USCARS via ES2TT
EG7IUK via EA7IUK OZ/DL5CX via DL5CX YP22CER via YO7GWA
EG8GCA via EA8TH P3F via 5B4AHJ YU/LA6FJA via KM3X
EG8GOM via EA8TH P4/OK5MM via OK2JS ZL2LI via ZL2BRS
EG8GRA via EA8TH P33W via UA3DX ZP7/JE1LGY via JE1LGY
EG8TFE via EA8TH PA73N via PA4N ZQ2FX via G3RFX
EH7DFA via EA7DA PJ4/LY9Y via LY9Y
(d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW

PR2I QSL UPDATE. Fred, IK7JWX, QSL manager for PR2I (IOTA SA-024 and SA-071), apologizes for the long delay in responding to the many QSLs received via direct. The the fault was not his, but to a failure of the printing machine. All QSLs will be in the mail as of Monday, June 4th.

VP9PN LOG. The log for the VK9PN operation is now available online at: http://www.hamqth.com

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4Z5IW, CX4ACH, IZ8CLM, JA4FHE, M0VKC, MU0FAL, MW0ZZK, OH0Z, OZ1ADL, PJ4C, RI1FJ, S79RR, SA6G, SN7Q, UN7LZ, V73NS, VE3AXW, VK2DX, YV5OIE, ZL2IFB and ZP6CW

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 1A4A, 3XY1D, 4J5A, 4KR60A, 7Q7PRO, A35YZ, AT2DW, C21HA, E51M, E7DX, GR100MGY, HK0NA, OH1VR/VP9, T6BP, TT8ES, UK9AA, VK5KGP, VK9N/ZL1RS, VK9XS, VK0TH and ZK2C

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 9J3A, A22/JA4ATV, CU2KG, CX/N3BNA, DL5YYM, E73M, E73XL, E79D, ED9M, HH2/OE7NHT, OH3JF, OH0R, OJ0B, OM2011IIF, PJ4I, PY1MM, S9DX, S92SS, V21ZG, V5/DL2SL, VP5DX, YL6W, ZL7/W1SY, ZD8O and ZL8DX

R1150, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Look for club station RK3VWA to operate with the special callsign R1150V between now and August 31st. Activity is to celebrate the 1150th anniversary of the birth of the Russian statehood. Additional information about days of activities and other events will be published on the Web site: http://www.r3v.ru

SILENT KEY. It has been reported that Bill Wells, VK4UA, become a Silent Key (SK) on May 30th, having turned 89 earlier in May 2012. He came from Victoria and his interest in radio began as a 14 year old when he built his first radio receiver. Bill served in the RAAF from 1942-46 and was licensed for 65 years. OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of VK4UA.

TK, CORSICA (EU-014). Alex, IW5ELA, will be active as TK/IW5ELA from Calvi between June 6-9th. Activity will be on 40/20/15/12 meters and mainly on CW. He will use a FT857 w/100w into a vertical antenna. QSL via his home callsign.

V8, BRUNEI (Update). Members of the Gemilang Amamteur Radio Club (GEMILANG Radio) and the Mediterraneo DX Club will team-up and sponsor/plan another DXpedition, this time to Brunei (OC-088). The multi-national team (90% of the team operated during the 9N7MD DXpedition) will be active as V84SMD between November 13-22nd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. They plan to have 15 to 18 operators with 4 to 5 stations on the air 24 hours. Suggested frequencies are: CW - 1826.5, 3505, 7005, 10105, 14025, 18075, 21025, 24895 and 28025 kHz SSB - 1840, 3799, 7080, 14200, 18145, 21295, 24950 and 28470 kHz RTTY - 3600, 7040, 10140, 14085, 18100, 21080, 24930 and 28085 khz Their equipment will be three Icom 7000s, Icom 7200 and a Elecraft K2. Antennas will be 2 Spiderbeam (5 bands), 80m vertical full size, inverted L for 160m, vertical for 40m, vertical dipole for 30m and beverages for receiving. The current operators mentioned are Norbert/DJ2JC, Heye/DJ9RR, Henri/F1HRE, Michel/F5EOT, Jean-Luc/F6BIV, Gabriele/I2VGW (Team Co-leader), Francesco/I2DMI, Bob/I2WIJ, Pino/I8YGZ (Techical Supervisor), Fabio/IK2LTR, Marco/IZ2GNQ, Dario/IT9ZZO (Physician), Fabrizio/IZ2KXC, Ant/IZ8CCW (Team leader), Eric/ON7RN, UZ2HKC, Lan/V85AVE, Nizam/V85AX, Ayub/V85TX (Logistic Supervisor) and Adhi/YB3MM. Pilot stations are Pino/IZ8BGY (AS/EU/OC) and Don/N1DG (NA/SA). QSL via IK2VUC, direct, by the Bureau or the OQRS. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW 4-5 months after the activity. The V84SMD Web page is now online at: http://www.mdxc.org/v84smd

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06-08-2012, 07:43 AM
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This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, The Weekly DX, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

CYPRUS, 5B. Carolyn, KC9URR and Pat, KC9UUS are QRV as 5B/homecalls until June 15. Activity is holiday style mostly on 20 meters using SSB. QSL to home calls.

TANZANIA, 5H. Chas, NK8O is working at Mwanza on Lake Victoria and plans to be active as 5H3CP from June 11 to 22. Activity will be in his spare time with QRP power on various HF bands using CW. QSL to home call.

BHUTAN, A5. Operators JA1JQY, JK1EBA, JA3MCA, JA1KJW and JA8VE are QRV as A52JY, A52BA, A52MA, A52KJ and A52VE, respectively, from Thimphu until June 14. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They have a 6 meter beacon on 50125 kHz. QSL to home calls.

CUBA, CO. Members of the Radio Club Las Tunas will be QRV as T48K in the ARRL June VHF QSO Party as a Limited Multi Op entry. They plan to be active on 6 and 2 meters. QSL via DK1WI.

PHILIPPINES, DU. Dandy, K6ZRH will be QRV as K6ZRH/DU1 from Palawan Island, IOTA OC-128, from June 10 to 30. Activity will be on 40, 20 and 15 meters using SSB. QSL direct to home call.

MARQUESAS ISLANDS, FO. Christian, F5IDM is QRV as TX5VT until June 12 and is active from the islands Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva, Ua Huka and Ua Pou, all IOTA OC-027. QSL to home call.

ST. MARTIN, FS. John, K9EL is QRV as FS/K9EL until June 24. Activity is holiday style on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.

JAPAN, JA. Special event station 8N6JAPAN is QRV from Okinawa, IOTA AS-017, until July 31 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the return of Okinawa to Japan. QSL via bureau.

LEBANON, OD. Gaby, OD5NJ has been active on 15 meters around 1430 to 1600z. QSL via EA5BYP.

BELGIUM, ON. Special event station ON500MERCATOR is QRV until the end of the year in celebration of the 500th birthday of Gerhard Mercator, the cartographer named for the Mercator projection world map. QSL via ON7KO.

GREECE, SV. Mike, SV1RK and Stavros, SV3CJU are QRV as J48SAI from Sapienza Island, IOTA EU-158, until June 10. Activity is on the HF bands plus 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via SV1RK.

CORSICA, TK. Alex, IW5ELA is QRV as TK/IW5ELA from Calvi until June 9. Activity is on 40, 20, 15 and 12 meters using mainly CW. QSL to home call.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Members of club station RK3VWA are QRV as R1150V until August 31 in celebration of the 1150th anniversary of Russian statehood. QSL via RK3VWA.

MONTSERRAT, VP2M. John, KB4CRT is QRV as VP2MRT from Gingerbread Hill in St. Peters Parish until June 12. Activity is on 80 to 2 meters using SSB, with some CW and possibly PSK. This includes being an entry in the ARRL June VHF QSO Party. QSL direct to home call.

MACAO, XX9. Jose, EB5BBM is QRV as XX9TBM until June 10. Activity is in his spare time on 20, 17 and 15 meters using SSB. QSL via EB7DX.

OPERATION APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT. The following operation is approved for DXCC credit: Macao, XX9E, 2012 operation.


THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL June VHF QSO Party, NCCC RTTY Sprint, World Wide South America Contest, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, DRCG Long Distance RTTY Contest, VK Shires Contest, Asia-Pacific SSB Sprint, Portugal Day Contest, GACW WWSA CW DX Contest, REF DDFM 6-Meter Contest and SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon are all on tap for this upcoming weekend. The RSGB 80-Meter Club CW Championship, NAQCC-EU Monthly CW Sprint, NAQCC Straight Key/Bug CW Sprint and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are all scheduled for June 13. Please see June QST, page 79, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.

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UA6JD
06-08-2012, 06:36 PM
09 June 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1101

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5H - Chas, NK8O will be active as 5H9CP from Mwanza, Tanzania between 11 and 22 June. He is primarily a CW operator, and QRV times will depend on his "responsibilities and schedule at the Nyakato Health Center". QSL via EA7FTR and LoTW.

9K - The Kuwait Amateur Radio Society will operate special event station 9K2KCBB on 13-15 June to celebrate World Blood Donor Day. QSL direct to 9K2RA.

A6 - Tom, DL2RMC is currently active as A6/homecall from Abu Dhabi. He operates from the artificial island of Yas, which does not qualify for IOTA and should not be misunderstood for Sir Bani Yas (AS-021).

A6 - Ulli, DL9WVM will be active as A6/DL9WVM from Dubai on 10-30 June. He will be QRV on 80-10 metres. Ulli and Abdullah, A61Q might "investigate whether it is possible to activate Dibba Rock in the Gulf of Oman". This uninhabited rocky islet of difficult access could count for IOTA group AS-124. [TNX DX Newsletter]

CT7 - The Associacao de Radioamadores do Distrito de Leiria will operate as CS5FAT from the Shrine of Fatima on 10-13 June. QSL via CT6ARL, direct or bureau.

DU - Dandy, K6ZRH plans to be active as K6ZRH/DU1 from Palawan Island (OC-128) on 10-30 June. He will be QRV on 40, 20 and 15 metres SSB. QSL direct to home call. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

EA8 - Five operators will be active as EH8TID from Teide volcano (3,555 metres a.s.l.) from 30 June to 2 July. The Teide National Park (Tenerife, Canary Islands) was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List five years ago. Expect activity on 80-6 metres CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards to EA8NQ. [TNX EA8NQ]

JA - Taka, JA8COE will be active as JA8COE/8 from Yagishiri Island (AS-147) on 16-19 June. He will operate SSB and BPSK on 40, 20, 17 and 15 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX JA8COE]

KH0 - Tony, JA6CNL will be active as KH0N from Saipan (OC-086) on 15-18 June. He will operate CW only on 80-6 metres. QSL via JA6CNL. [TNX NG3K]

OZ - Alain, F5LMJ will be active as 5P5J from Lolland Island (EU-029) on 14-28 July. QSL via home call (bureau preferred), LoTW and eQSL. [TNX F5LMJ]

SM - Tetsu, JH8SGR will be active as SM1/JH8SGR from Gotland Island (EU-020) on 11-13 June. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]

SM - Bernd, DL8AAV will be active as SD1B/6 from Orust Island (EU-043) on 18-30 June. QSL via DL8AAV, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

SV - Mike, SV1RK and Stavros, SV3CJU will be active as J48SAI from Sapientza Island (EU-158) on 8-10 June. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via SV1RK, direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

SV9 - Special callsign SX9S will be active from 1 July to 31 December to celebrate the 50th anniverasry of the Samaria Gorge National Park on Crete (EU-015). QSL via SV9AUE. [TNX SV9AHZ]

TF - Bill, W4TAA and Pete, VE3IKV will be active as TF/VX3T from Iceland (EU-021) on 17-30 June. They will operate CW and SSB on 6 metres. QSL direct to VE3IKV. [TNX NG3K]

V7 - Steve, G3ZVW is active as V73/AF6SU until the end of June from the V73AX club station on Kwajalein Atoll (OC-028), Marshall Islands. QSL via G3ZVW, direct or bureau. [TNX DX World]

VE - Special prefixes CJ3 and CK3 will be in use rom the Province of Ontario, Canada between 12 and 26 June to celebrate the Centennial of the City of Kitchener. QSL via operators' instructions. [TNX VA3RJ]

W - Mike, W2GR will be active as N2W on 10-24 June, i.e. during the week before and the week after Nik Wallenda's attempt at walking across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. Mike will operate CW, RTTY and SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via W2GR. [TNX W2GR]

XX9 - Jose, EB5BBM will be active as XX9TBM from Macau on 8-10 June. He plans to operate SSB on 20, 17 and 15 metres. QSL via EB7DX. [TNX The Daily DX]

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APOLLO PROGRAM ---> ARI Tortona (IQ1TW) will commemorate the Apollo Space Program (1961-1972) between 1 and 31 July. Further information on the relevant award can be found at http://aritortona.xoom.it or from Pier Paolo Liuzzo (IZ1XBB, iz1xbb[@]tiscali.it). [TNX IZ1XBB]

DXCC NEWS ---> XX9E (Macao, 2012 operation) has been approved for DXCC credit. [TNX NC1L]

IDXC 2013 ---> Sponsored by the Northern California DX Club, the 64th Annual International DX Convention will be held at the Visalia Conference Center in downtown Visalia, California on 19-21 April 2013. Please check the IDXC website (www.dxconvention.com (http://www.dxconvention.com)) during the week of 18 June for details about booking hotel rooms for the Convention.

IOTA EU-155 ---> Back in October 2011 [425DXN 1069] the RSGB IOTA Manager reported that "following information received from a local operator in Italy that the only two islands listed as qualifying for EU-155, Baron and Scanno di Piallazza, no longer existed, we would not be accepting for credit any new operations claiming to take place from EU-155 pending a final check. This has now been carried out and it confirms the report. Under IOTA rules we have no option but to withdraw EU-155 from the list of valid IOTA groups and to amend scores down. However we have noted that the Po Delta is a remarkably fragile natural environment with a varying sedimentation rate influenced by river flow, tide and storm and have not ruled out the possibility of one of the islands reforming in time. In the circumstances, we have decided to remove EU-155 credit from all scores on 1 September 2012 but to retain the QSO information on the database in a non-counting format in case the situation should change. We will review the position periodically. In the meantime, while credit will not be given for new operations, we will allow credit for pre-October 2011 operations for certificate purposes only in applications received before 1 September 2012". [TNX Roger Balister, G3KMA, RSGB IOTA Manager]

IOTA NEWS ---> The following operations in the period February to May 2012 have provided acceptable validation and are therefore approved for IOTA credit: AT2DW (AS-175), XF1AA (NA-189), 4A3RCC (NA-200), KL7RRC/P (NA-240), 4W0VB/P (OC-232), and CW5GI (SA-039). The 7O6T (AF-028) operation, which has been accepted for DXCC, is also approved. [TNX G3KMA]

QSL 4U1ITU, 4U1UN & 4U1WRC ---> Get your missing QSLs for QSOs with 4U1ITU, 4U1UN and 4U1WRC (2012) at the Swiss DX Foundation's booth at Hamradio 2012 (Friedrichshafen) on 22-24 June. Bring your QSO data with you and observe the working hours of the QSL manager (to be available at the booth). [TNX HB9BOU]

TOPBAND MOST WANTED SURVEY ---> All 160m enthusiasts are invited to participate in the 2012 Topband Most Wanted Survey conducted by NI6T and K8UT. The survey will be running until 31 August and can be found at http://survey.hamdocs.com/?sid=11389. The results will be available in September.

TOP LISTS ---> The latest Topband, Topmode and Toplist listings are now available at www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html (http://www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html). QSOs confirmed through LoTW or included in on-line logs are eligible for listing. Send your scores, as well as any request for further information, to Luciano Lucini, IK2QPO (ik2qpo[@]425dxn.org).

WORLD CASTLES WEEKEND ---> Organized by the World Castles Activity Group, it will be held on 16-17 June. Several stations are expected to operate from fortresses and castles in the Azores, Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. Information on the event can be found at www.wcagroup.org (http://www.wcagroup.org). [TNX RN1CW]

+ SILENT KEYS + Gene Zimmerman (W3ZZ), "an icon in ham radio contesting in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond", as well as "an avid VHF man", passed away on 3 June at 71 years of age. Other recently reported Silent Keys include Peter Kallfelz (DL8YR), Joel Oulie (F6FHP), Luciano Montanari (I4MNK) and Abel Aguirre (LU8EDK), a radio operator during 18 summer and 6 winter Antarctic campaigns between 1953 and 1997.

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QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8DB, 3C0E, 3C6A, 3D2R, 4J0LH, 4L3Y, 5N7M, 5V7V, 6H6IARU, 6O3A, 6W2SC, 6Y0A, 7P8GF, 7Q7PRO, 7X5QB, 8R1AK, 8R1Z, 9H1SP, 9L0W (AF-037), 9M6/JA1PBV, 9X0PY, A25JR, A35XG, A35YZ, A45XR, A71BU, A92IO, AP2NK, AT2DW (AS-175), C21HA, C31AT, C31CT, C31PP, C6ANM, CA7PGO (SA-018), CE9VPM, CO6LP, CO8LY, CP4BT, CV5K, CX3AN, CX9AU, E51EWP, E51M, E7DX, EA6SX, EK7DX, ET3AA, FG5FR, FO/AB1OC, FO8WBB, FW0NAR (OC-054), FW0NAR/p (OC-118), GR100MGY, HB0/DL2SBY, HK0NA, HS0ZCW, HV5PUL, J38ZT, JT1DA, JW7QIA, JY5HX, KG4SS, KG4WV, KH2L, MI0GRG, NH7O, PJ4/K5KG, PJ4C, PJ4X, PJ7PT, PJ8/K8ND, ST2AR, SV2ASP/A, SV5DKL, T2T, T6BP, T88RF, TG7/NC2N, TI8II, TK4LS, TL0A, TL0CW, TO5G, TX4T, TX6T/P, UK8AR, UK9AA, UN1L, UP0L, UP65P, V26M, V31WW, V31YK, V5/DJ2HD, V73NS, V85SS, VK8BI/p, VK9XS, VP2MMM, VP2MXF, VP6T, VP8NO, VR2KF, VR2XMT, XF1AA, XR7F (SA-018), XV2RZ, ZA/HA5X, ZA20QA, ZD7FT, ZD7VC, ZD7XF,ZK2C.

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UA6JD
06-11-2012, 06:15 AM
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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1065

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1065
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June 11, 2012

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, AB2E, W2NK, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KS5Z, AA6YQ, KH6BZF, AC7DX, N7US, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, Amateur Radio Newsline™, 1A0C, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, LA9VDA, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SV1DPI, TA1HZ, 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, 3rd-June, through Sunday, 10th-June, there were 213 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, CE, 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, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JT, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OZ, P2, P4, P5, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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" (WFWL).

1A, S.M.O.M. (Press Release #1): "Thirty years have passed since 1A made its way onto the DXCC list. And an activation by an International team looks to celebrate the uniqueness of this event. So, from the 1st to the 4th July, we will listen them on the air as 1A0C from Santa Maria del Priorato, home of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. The callsign that will be used belongs to the 'The Order of Malta's Italian Relief Corps (CISOM)", an organization specialized in bringing assistance and relief during emergencies. This underscores the dual value of this activation. On the one hand, there's the fun side ham radio, giving a not so easy 'new one' to as many stations as possible (especially from the U.S. and Japan). On the other hand, however, there's the noble goal, as often seen in ham radio, where a spirit of cooperation and mutual aid are shared by operators all over the world. The team's aim, in fact, is to raise funds – thanks to donations and contributions from QSL requests – in order to buy radio equipment which The Order of Malta's Italian Relief Corps volunteers will be able to use in case of emergencies. The operators list includes: 1A0X, 1A0Z, EA2RY, EA5RM, EA7AJR, EA7KW, F5CWU, IN3ZNR, IT9YVO, IZ8IYX, PB2T, SP3DOI and KH6CG as a pilot for North America and Pacific. They will be active on HF+6m and the QSLs for contacts with 1A0C can be requested via Francesco Cozzi, 1A0Z. A website will be online soon, stay tuned! 73 de 1A0C"

2012 TOPBAND MOST WANTED SURVEY. This annual survey of 160 Meter DX needs is taken by Garry/NI6T and Larry/K8UT and is now available online at: http://survey.hamdocs.com/?sid=11389 Please submit your needs list between now and August 31, 2012. Modifications submitted after August 31, 2012, will be used for the following year's survey. The results for 2012-2013 will be available in September 2012. A link to the 2011 Topband Most Wanted Survey results is available at: http://www.k8ut.com/tiki-list_file_gallery.php?galleryId=12

5H, TANZANIA. Just a reminder that Chas, NK8O/VE3ISD, has traveled to Mwanza on Lake Victoria for several years working there but has never operated any amateur radio from Tanzania. Look for him for the first time to operate as 5H9CP between June 11-22nd. Chas states, "I am primarily a CW operator. QRP and straight key operators, please be ready! After fighting through pile-ups with my QRP station at home, I understand the challenges. The rig on this trip will be an Elecraft KX3 and antenna arrays will depend on the trees, how high I can get the ropes to go, and whether a dipole, loop, or vertical will be the best for the site from which I choose to operate. Times and frequencies will be published [QRZ.com] before my departure for Tanzania, but they definitely will not be written in stone. Operating times will depend entirely on my responsibilities and schedule at the Nyakato Health Center." QSL via NK8O.

9K2, KUWAIT (Special Event). Members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society will be active with the special callsign, 9K2KCBB, between June 13-15th. Activity is to celebrate "World Blood Donor Day" which is held on June 14th every year. See <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Blood_Donor_Day> or <http://www.who.int/worldblooddonorday/en/>. Activity will be on CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to 9K2RA.

A5, BHUTAN. The members of the FGC DX Group (Foundation for Global Children) are now QRT as A5A. The ClubLog shows as of 2308z, June 6th, the A5A team made 38068 QSOs with 14819 unique callsigns (20879/CW and 17189/SSB). Breakdown is: 337/AF, 6954/AS, 25273/EU, 4929/NA, 309/OC and 266/SA. QSL A5A via JH1AJT (see Web page for details). For more details and update, visit the A5A Web apge at: http://bhutan2012.com/index.php

A5, BHUTAN. Just a reminder (in case you did not work the A5A operation) that a JA team of operators are now active from a hotel (altitude 10,000 ft.) in Thimpu between now June 14th. Operators mentioned with their A5 callsigns are Shigeo/JA1JQY (A52JY), Nakayama/JA1KJW (A52KJ), Kaoru/ JA3MCA (A52MA), Akira/JK1EBA (A52BA) and Kunio/JA8VE (A52VE). Activity will be on 160-6 meters [with an emphasis on 6 meters] using CW, SSB and RTTY. A beacon will be on 50.125 MHz. QSL via their home callsigns.

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
XX9E - Macao; 2012 Operation

DXER ARRESTED IN GREECE UPDATE! Amateur Radio Newsline reported an update this week, and that well-known DXer/World-Traveller Baldur Drobnika, DJ6SI, stated that "I wasn't charged with espionage. As a reason of my arrest it was stated that: 1. I performed radio traffic without the approval of the Greek authorities;
2. I owned transmitting equipment which enabled the reception of other frequencies; To the accusation was later added an other point: I hindered the visualiza- tion of the content of my notebook." Kostas, SV1DPI, also reported an update on June 9th, stating [edited]: "According to the RAAG's site, the Court decided yesterday (June 8th) that Baldur is innocent for the first accuse (operating his rig). According to the Court for the 2nd accuse (destroy of his computer and possible evidence of his activity), he was guilty. This second case will be examined again in the future, and I hope they get the right decision in the future. Baldur was, of course, in Germany (he left after the first judge) and only his lawyer was at the Court. My opinion is that what happened was by mistake in an island (Kos) very close to Turkey (the 2 coasts are only some meters far) where the Authorities were too suspicious... When Greek or foreign hams ask for special calls from the Islands which are too close to our borders, the Navy has been asked for approval. If Greece would like to have this policy for some of the islands, it should have signed the CEPT with the exception of these islands but we didn't. So everyone should have better knowledge of the laws and stop asking these papers in general because it has no sense. But unfortunately it seems that we have more important things to do during this time frame... All SV hams, we ask from Baldur to forgive our country for the bad behavior..."

EFC 2012 ON THE AIR. Look for many stations (and we do mean many - too many to list) from the Ukraine and Poland to be active during the "European Football Championship 2012" between now and July 5th. The on-the-air activity by Polish and Ukrainian amateurs that are affiliated with PZK and UARL will have numerous special event stations using the special prefixes: Polish - 3Z2012, HF2012 and SN2012 Ukrainian - EM2012, EN2012 and EO2012. The complete list of callsign can be found at: http://sq2rh.idsl.pl/efc/index_en.php?go=4 They will be operating concurrently with the 2012 European Football Championship, which this year is organized jointly by Poland and Ukraine. More detailed information about their activities can be found on the "EFC 2012 on the AIR" Web site at: http://efc2012.pzk.org.pl Activity will be on all the amateur bands. There are two awards which can be earned during this period, as well as many interesting QSL cards and prizes.

IOTA NEWS..............

AN-013. Henry, LU4DXU, reports that Juan Manuel, LU4ZS, is currently based and active from the Argentine Marambio station on Seymour Island. Activity has been on 80 and 40 meters, usually working his fellow Argentine stations. QSL via LU4DXU.

AS-008. Look for JA2MET to be active as JA2MET/1 from Mikura-jima, North Izu Islands (WW Loc. PM93TU), in the Philippine Sea and the Miyake Subprefecture of Tokyo Metropolis, between June 26th and July 1st. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. Mikura-jima is also within the boundaries of the Fuji- Hakone-Izu National Park (WFF JAFF-009). QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
AS-147. Taka, JA8COE, will be active as homecall/8 from Yagishiri Island between June 16-19th. Activity will be on the 40/20/17/15 meters using SSB, PSK and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-032. Tim, ON5HC, will be active as F/OO5C/P from Ile d'Oleron during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/ Low-Power/SSB entry. QSL via ON5HC.

EU-038. Ray, PE1GUR, will be active as PA6FUN from Ameland Island (WLOTA 1059, WW Loc. JO23VK) between July 30th and August 15th. Activity will be on 6 meters only (Watch Es, Ms and Tropo). QSL via PE1GUR, by the Bureau or direct.

EU-044/EU-139. Operators Waldi/SP7IDX and Mek/SP7VC will be active as LA/SP7IDX and LA/SP7VC from Mageroya Island (WW Locator KQ21VC) between June 20-29th. They plan to have 2 stations on the air - One on the HF bands and the second on 6 meters. Operations will be on 80-6 meters using SSB and RTTY. They will also be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Their equipment consist of a IC-746, TS480sat, w/Heil headsetHC6, and amps for HF and 6m, with the following antennas - HEX-BEAM by SP7IDX TECHNOLOGY 20-10m, R-7 vertical 20-10m, 6 element yagi for 6m and 2x Inverted L for 80-40m.,PA for HF and 6m. The software is Win-Test sending QSOs to Clublog in real time and Mixw. During their travel to Mageroya Island, there is a possibility to activate Seskaro Island (EU-139) in the evening or at night of June 19th and the next day June 20th, during the morning. The QTH WW Locator is KP15VR and callsigns will be SM/SP7VC and SM/SP7IDX. QSL via their home callsigns. The log will be uploaded in LoTW. For more info, see: http://sp7idx-hexbeam.eu http://www.sp7vc.pl

EU-045. Operators Antonio/IZ8IQL, Giorgio/IZ8FAV, Sal/IZ8GGF, Carlo/ IZ0EGC, Giuseppe/IZ0GZW and Gianni/IW0BTN will be active as IB0F from Ponza Island (IIA LT-001, MIA MI-076, WLOTA 1395) in the Tyrrhenian Sea between July 23-31st. They will also participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL information TBA. Watch QRZ.com.

EU-056. Operators Glenn/LA8XRA and Trond/LA9VDA will be active as LA6Q from Little Sandřy Island between August 13-17th. This will be a first activation of the Sandřy Lighthouse (WLOTA LH-2769). Activity will be on the 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via LA9VDA, direct or by the Bureau (E-mail requests for Bureau cards can be sent to: la9vda [at] gmail dot com). Trond states, "Thanks to W5BXX Dave for sponsoring us."

EU-079. Operators Glenn/LA8XRA and Trond/LA9VDA will be active as LA6Q from Jřnsholmen (Jonsholmen) Island between August 10-13th. Activity will be on the 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. If they have time, he will make side trips to Dimna Island (EU-079, WLOTA 2438) and Nerlandsřy Island (EU-079, WLOTA 2193). QSL via LA9VDA, direct or by the Bureau (E-mail requests for Bureau cards can be sent to: la9vda [at] gmail dot com). Trond states, "Thanks to W5BXX Dave for sponsoring us."

EU-158. (Update) Operators Mike/SV1RK, Stavros/SV3CJU, Costas/SV1AER and Gabriel/SV1GSV were expected to be active from Sapienza Island (LH GRE116, WLOTA 1471, WW LOC KM06US) as J48SAI between June 8-10th. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via LoTW or via SV1RK, by the Bureau or direct.

NA-067. Nathan, N4YDU, will be active as W4O from Ocracoke Island between 2300z July 26th, and 1200z July 29th. He plans to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via N4YDU - Direct Only.

OC-128. Dandy, K6ZRH/DU1IMA, will be active as K6ZRH/DU1 from Palawan Island (WLOTA 1612) between June 10-30th. Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct only.

OC-170. (Op Needed!) members of the West OZ DX Group are planning a visit to Woody Island this year. The group is looking for keen operators to join them. The visit will likely occur in the southern spring, leaving Perth on a Thursday and returning on a Tuesday. If you are interested, please contact them at: Webmaster@westozdx.net For update, watch: http://www.westozdx.net

SA-037. To celebrate Venezuelan Navy Day, members of the Grupo DX Caracas will be active as YW5B from La Blanquilla Island between July 11-16th. Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB, Satellites, FM and the Digital modes. QSL manager TBA.

J3, GRENADA (Is Still On!). Terry, KS5Z, is planning a 7 day stay in Grenada with the guidance of Harry, AC8G, for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th). Interested operators should contact Terry via his E-mail address <ks5z@arrl.net> for additional information.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (June 11-17th)....
Jun/11th AN Jun/14th AN Jun/16th AN
Jun/12th AN Jun/15th AN Jun/17th HN
Jun/13th AN

SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
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NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
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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

KH6, HAWAII. The Hawaii IOTA Club (KH6RRC) was born to explore and operate from "New-One IOTA" islands in Hawaii. Founding members are David/AH6HY, Merle/K5MT, Yuri/N3QQ, Dick/N7RO and Lanny/W5BOS. They welcome participation from interested parties in their planned expeditions and state, "73 and CU soon from KH6!". The provide a map on QRZ.com of all the Hawaiian archipelago, and also mention that the Papahanaumokua'kea Marine national monument spans the archipelago from Nihoa to Kure Atoll, it is one of the largest Marine Protected Areas in the world.

NEW AWARD FOR DXPEDITIONS. Dave, AA6YQ, reports [edited]: "The Cass Award encourages DXpeditions to maximize the number of DXers they work by annually presenting a 1000 USDs prize to the single-operator DXpedition that works the most unique callsigns within a 4-week interval. This award is named in honor of Cass, WA6AUD (SK), whose stories in the West Coast DX Bulletin taught a generation of DXers, that "DX IS"! The winner of the 2012 Cass Award will be announced in March 2013. An 'unlimited' award category with a larger prize is under development for introduction in 2013. If you'd like to pledge a contribution, send E-mail to <Contribution@CassAward.com>. To learn more, visit the Cass Award Web site at: http://www.CassAward.com "

OG0/OH0, ALAND ISLANDS. Look for the following operators and callsigns to be active from Aland Islands during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th):
OG0Z - Raimo, OH3BHL, as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m) entry. QSL via W0MM.
OH0Z - Juha, OH9MM, as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via W0MM.
OH0I - Marko, OH8KVY, as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via OH3BHL.

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................

QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated June 10th)
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3Z0LH via SP1PBW EG4ANA via EA4AUG R1150TV via R3ID 5B/KC9UUS via KC9UUS EH7MCB via EB7CVL SF0530COH via SM0PSO 9A209T via 9A9T EM4IFF via US5IQ SF2BRN via SA2BRN A52BA via JK1EBA EN2012LTX via UR4LTX SN0WFF via SP5X A52VE via JF1OCQ HA/DL2GK via DL2GK SN755BLONIE via SP5KOG AY8A via LU8ADX HG3R via HA3NU SV/OE2KMM via OE2KMM CR6BWU via CT1BWU IF9/IK4YCQ via IK4YCQ SV8/PD0ARI via PD0ARI CT8/DK7LX via DK7LX II9AS via IT9JPW SX135HRC via SV1EOS DA0LSW via DM3ZF J48SAI via SV1RK TM5BBC via F2UW EA2/DL6ZFG/P via DL6ZFG KP4BD via NP3O UA4M via RN4LP EA5/ON4CAU/P via ON4CAU LS1D via AC7DX V31IZ via JO1CRA EA5HJY via EA7HBC LZ7S via LZ2HM YO3KIA via YO3JR EA6/DK5IR via DK5IR LZ8E via LZ2BE YP0CD via YO5BFJ ED3CW via EB3CW M3W via G4FAL YP1WFF via YO3JW ED5ATK via EA5ATK OG1M via OH1VR YT2R via YU1AU ED5FL via EA5FL OG8N via OH6CT YU0T via YU1WS ED5HAB via EA5HAB OJ0MC via OH6MC ZP7/JE1LGY via JE1LGY ED5JC via EC5JC R3GOFF via R3GO ZQ2FX via G3RFX ED5KB via EA5KB R55EPC via R9CBA ZZ190GOB via PT2OP ED8DD via EA8DD R73EPC via RK3DSW EG2DSF via EA2DGP R73GGGR via UA6MM
(d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW

NEW MANAGER. Ron, AC7DX, is now the QSL Manager for LS1D effective June 4th, 2012.

V26E LOGS ON LOTW. Darrell, AB2E (V26E), informs OPDX, "Just a note to DXers, anyone who worked me for my end of May trip as V26E should be able to find their QSLs in LoTW. I uploaded 5500+ QSOs today (both general and contest QSOs), and already I see over 700 QSO matches. Congratulations especially to 5 of the stations I worked w/100 watts on 6M who show QSLed on LoTW. Of course, as always, any non-US stations desiring a regular QSL should send an SAE w/new IRC or 2 USDs for an immediate response (USA stations SASE is fine)."

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 7O6T, DH4JQ, J37T, KH7Y, MU0FAL, OK1DX, PJ4C, PJ5/SP6EQZ, PR2X, PY2NZ, TG7WW, VK2DX, VP5/KE1B, VP5/NE7D, XU7ACY and YV5OIE

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3C0E, 3C6A, 3D2R, 3W2BB, 5N7M, 5V7V, 6H6IARU, C31CT, A35YZ, FW0NAP/P, FW0NAR, HK0NA, KG4WV, T88RF, TL0CW, V31WW, V73NS and ZA20QA

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3B9/G3TXF, 4K9W, 5R8HL, 9Q1EK, 9X0R, A6/DL9WVM, CT9/DL3KWR, DK4PL, DL1CA, DL7VKD, DL8LRZ/P, DL9GR, E44M, EA1CDV, EA8AOP, EK6TA, FJ/SM5FUG, FO0PT, FY/G3TXF, GM3MZX, HB9MGS, HC/SM6FKF, HD2M, IK8HJG, IN3NJB, IS0OFC, IZ0FVH, IZ0MQN, J73CCM, JA1KEV, JA4DND, JA5PJ, JA6ATL, JG2AJK, JH1BBS, JH3LSS, KB1SUA, KC0BMF, ON3LA, P29VCX, P29VLR, S59SV, SA4BFH, SV5/DJ5AA/P, T30AQ, T6MB, UX5IO, VU2ATV and WA3WZR

RUSSIAN IOTA, ARCTIC STATION, RRA and RFF OP. Operators Victor, RW0BG (RRC #869), and Igor Petlin, plan to travel along the Yenisei River to the North on the Yenisei River from Dudinka. They will start from Talnah in early July. Scheduled stops on the islands of the Yenisei River for the "Russian Robinson" program are: Kazan Island (RR-06-32), Mininskie Island (RR-06-33), Nikandrovskie Island (RR-06-34), Deryabinskie Island (RR-06-35) and the Island of Golchikha (RR-06-36). It is also planned to stop at the existing Sopochnaya hag Polar Station. Interest in the polar stations on the air is always great. The second phase of the expedition is the Kara Sea. They are planning to stop at Deer Islands (RR-06-06) and Shokalski (RR-06-05, IOTA AS-083, Gydansky Reserve RFF-030). If they have time, they will also work in the RSGB IOTA Contest. The third stage of their expedition is Ob Bay, and possibly stopping on the islands in the IOTA group AS-109; which they have not yet decided. Further possible stop in the Ob Bay are Chulym to Achinsk, moving to the city of Krasnoyarsk on a vehicle (~ 160 km). The final stage on the river Yenisey is a possible stop for a short activity at the Biosphere Reserve Tsentralnosibirsky (RFF-096) to Dudinka, then return in Talnakh.

SV9, CRETE. Luc, ON6DSL, will be active as SV9/ON6DSL/P from the Island of CRETE (EU-015) between August 27th and September 3rd. Activity will be a holiday style, a SOTA portable and SSB only operations, and using a FT817ND w/5w QRP into a multiband dipole. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the UBA Bureau.

V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS. Steve, G3ZVW (aka ZD8N and AF6SU), is now active as V73/AF6SU from the V73AX Kwajalein Amateur Radio Club (KARC) station on Kwajalein Island. Activity has been mainly on 20 meters CW. QSL via G3ZVW, direct or by the RSGB QSL Bureau. PLEASE - Do not send your cards via the U.S. callsign or address!

VQ9, CHAGOS ISLANDS. Chuck, W4XP, will be active as VQ9XP from the VQ9X club station on Diego Garcia (AF-006) between August 9-25th. Activity will be limited to his spare time with a focus on 6 meters and some HF (160-10m) operations. QSL via his home callsign, direct or LoTW.

W3, UNITED STATES (Special Callsign). The Montgomery County (Maryland) Amateur Radio Club (MARC) will use the special callsign W3M during its Field Day operations on July 23-24th. The operation will take place from Davis Airport in northern Montgomery County, MD (FM19kf).

W9DXCC CONVENTION. Jim, N7US, reports: "The Northern Illinois DX Associ- ation invites you to join us at the 60th annual W9DXCC DX convention, to be held Friday and Saturday, September 14th and 15th, at the Holiday Inn in Elk Grove Village, IL. New this year is a four session class, 'DXing from the Black Hole', preceding the convention, from 1-5 PM on Friday. Targeting beginning DXers, each session will cover a different aspect of DXing, including operating practices, station design, chasing awards, QSLing, and pro- pagation from the Black Hole. The convention kicks off at 7:30 Friday evening with registration/ packet pick-up and an open bar, followed by a hospitality suite hosted by the Northern Illinois DX Association at 10 PM. Registration on Saturday starts at 8 AM, followed by the program at 9 AM. Program highlights include HK0NA Malpelo Island by W0GJ, T32C Christmas Island by G3SVL, K9AJ's IOTA update, and propagation by K9LA. The CW copying contest is at 5 PM, followed by a reception and the banquet at 6:30 featuring noted DXer and contester Fred Laun, K3ZO. The audio/visual setup is top notch, making it easy to see and hear the programs. A hospitality suite hosted by the Greater Milwaukee DX Association is at 10 PM. The Holiday Inn is conveniently located just west of O'Hare Inter- national Airport and just off Interstate 90. The hotel offers a free airport shuttle and low room rates. Complete convention details are available on the Web site at: http://www.w9dxcc.com NOTE: We will NOT be mailing flyers and registration forms this year. Please save a copy of this E-mail and register on the Web site. You can pay by check or PayPal for your convenience. Discounts will be available for those signing up for both the class and the convention and for registrations received by September 6th. We look forward to seeing you."

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This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by AH6EZ, CT1FHI, NC1L, WB3IGR, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, The Weekly DX, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

PORTUGAL, CT. Look for station CR5OIT to be QRV June 16 and 17 from the S. Jorge de Oitavos Fortress. Activity will be on all HF bands, including 6 meters, using CW, SSB, SSTV and PSK31. QSL via operators' instructions.

TAJIKISTAN, EY. Koji, JE1CAQ is QRV as EY8JA and has been active on 20 meters using CW around 0300z. QSL to home call call.

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Tony, JA6CNL is QRV as KH0N until June 18. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW. QSL to home call.

NETHERLANDS, PA. Special event station PA300BPM is QRV until June 28 during the 300th horse market in Numansdorp. QSL via PD2GSP.

GREECE, SV. Special event station SX135HRC is QRV until July 31 in commemoration of 135 years of the Greek Red Cross. QSL via SV1EOS.

TURKEY, TA. Berkin, TA3J is QRV as TA3J/0 from Yassica Island, IOTA AS-099, until June 17. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.

ICELAND, TF. Volkmar, DL4AOJ is QRV as TF/DL4AOJ from Grimsey Island, IOTA EU-168, until June 19. Activity is on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using mainly SSB and possibly CW. QSL to home call.

CHAD, TT. Phil, F4EGS is QRV as TT8PK for the next two months. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and possibly RTTY. QSL to home call.

EUROPEAN RUSSIAN, UA. Members of the RZ1CWC team will be QRV as RZ1CWC/p from the Annenskoe Fortification and from Vyborg Castle on June 16 and 17. Activity is on all HF bands using CW, SSB and PSK. QSL via RN1CW.

ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0. Special event station UE80C is QRV until August 31 in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur. QSL via bureau.

MARSHALL ISLANDS, V7. Steve, G3ZVW is QRV as V73/AF6SU from the club station on Kwajalein Atoll, IOTA OC-028, until June 30. Activity of late has been on 20 meters using CW. QSL to home call.

CANADA, VE. Operators AH6EZ and K9DXA will be QRV as VY0/home calls from Nunavut Province from June 21 to July 2. Activity will be on 40 to 6 meters using all modes, with a 6 meter beacon on 50045 kHz. They will also be active as VY0RAC in the upcoming ARRL Field Day and the upcoming July 1 RAC Canada Day contest. QSL to home calls.

BERMUDA, VP9. George, WB3IGR and Katherine, WB3LTH will be QRV as home calls/VP9 from June 18 to 21. Activity will be mainly in the evenings and mornings on 160 to 6 meters using SSB and various digital modes. QSL to home calls.

ALBANIA, ZA. Sven, LA6IKA is QRV as ZA/LA6IKA and has been active on 20 meters using CW around 0400z. QSL to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. Kid's Day SSB Contest, All Asian DX CW Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, SMIRK Contest, SARL Youth Day SSB Sprint, Ukrainian DX Classic RTTY Contest, AGCW VHF/UHF CW Contest, Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge, QRP ARCI QRP Shootout, West Virginia QSO Party, Feld Hell Sprint and the WAB 50 MHz Phone will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend. The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for June 18. Please see June QST, page 79, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.

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06-17-2012, 03:57 AM
16 June 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1102

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1A - A team of thirteen operators from Italy, France, Poland, Spain and The Netherlands will be active as 1A0C from Santa Maria del Priorato, home of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) on 1-4 July. They will be active on the HF bands on 6 metres, with a "strong committment" to "offer the elusive 1A entity to as many hams outside Europe as possible". The team also intends raising funds - thanks to donations and contributions from QSL requests - in order to buy radio equipment for the Order of Malta's Italian Relief Corps (CISOM), an organization specialized in bringing assistance and relief during emergencies. Complete information can be found at www.1a0c.com (http://www.1a0c.com). You can request your QSLs one of three ways: OQRS Direct, OQRS Bureau or direct to Francesco Cozzi, Via Nazionale 8/O, 70128 Bari BA, Italy. The entire log is expected to be uploaded to LoTW "within one year" after the end of the operations. [TNX DX Coffee]

9H - Jeff, N6GQ will be active as 9H3ZZ from Malta (EU-023) on 17-29 June. QSL via home call and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

F - Gil F4FET, Diego F4HAU, Vincent F4BKV and possibly others will be active as TM0CEZ from IOTA group EU-157 between 24 June and 7 July. They will operate CW and SSB from three islands (Agot, Cezembre and Harbour) during their daylight hours (6-17 UTC), dates will depend on sea and weather conditions. QSL via F5CWU. Further information can be found at http://tm0cez.webs.com/ [TNX F4FET]

HH - Chris, W3CMP will be active as HH4/W3CMP from Haiti (NA-096) on 19-29 June. He hopes to be QRV on the HF bands in the evening hours, and to give 6 and 2 metres a try (50.106, 50.117 and 144.200 MHz). QSL via home call. [TNX QRZ-DX]

I - Alessio, IZ0UIM will be active as IB0/IZ0UIM from Ventotene Island (EU-045) on 15-19 June. He plans to be QRV on 40-10 metres SSB. QSL via home call, LoTW and eQSL. [TNX DX Coffee]

JA, JD - JA2MET will be operating as JD1BMG/JD1 from the Ogasawara Islands (AS-031) until 24 June. He will then go and be QRV as JA2MET/1 from Mikura-jima (AS-008) from 26 June to 1 July. QSL via bureau. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

LA - Wolfgang, DM2AUJ will be active as LA/DM2AUJ from Senja Island (EU-046) on 24-28 June and from the Lofoten Islands (EU-076) from 30 June to 10 July. QSL via home call. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

P2 - Axel DL6KVA, Hans-Peter HB9BXE and Eddy K5WQG will be joining Derek G3KHZ (P29NI) and Hans SM6CVX (P29VCX) for the announced IOTA expedition to Papua New Guinea [425DXN 1098]. Their schedule is as follows:
20-24 October P29VCX Emirau Island (OC-103)
27-31 October P29NI Simberi Island (OC-099)
2-4 November TBA Lihir Island (OC-069)
The main team will fly home on 6 November, while Hans will continue the trip and be active from two other groups:
6-9 November P29VCX Buka Island (OC-135)
9-12 November P29VCX Manu Island (OC-025)
Bookmark http://p29ni.yolasite.com/ for further information and updates. [TNX IZ1CRR]

TA - Look for Berkin, TA3J to be active as TA3J/0 from Yassica Island (AS-099) until 17 June. He is QRV on 40-10 metres SSB. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX TA3J]

TA - The TC Special Wireless Activity Team and the Giresun Radio Amateurs and Nature Sports Club will be active as TC6BLH from Boztepe Lighthouse on 30 June-1 July, and as

TC2KLH from Kefken Ada Lighthouse (IOTA AS-159) on 27-29 July, IOTA Contest included. QSL via TA1HZ. Information on the Western Black Sea Lighthouses On The Air award at www.tcswat.org/awards/WEBLOTA/index.html (http://www.tcswat.org/awards/WEBLOTA/index.html) [TNX TA1HZ]

TF - Volkmar, DL4AOJ will be active as TF/DL4AOJ from Grimsey Island (EU-168) on 15-19 June. He operates mainly SSB with some CW on 40-10 metres. [TNX DX Newsletter]

VE - Look for Dick AH6EA and Harry K9DXA to operate SSB, CW and RTTY as VY0/AH6EZ and VY0/K9DXA from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut between 21 June and 2 July. They hope to go and operate from Marble Island (NA-185) "for several hours on one day" in the 25-29 June time frame. Further information at http://ah6ez.yolasite.com/ [TNX DX World]

VP2V - Dave, W9DR will be active as VP2V/W9DR from the British Virgin Islands (NA-023) from 21 June to 2 July. He will operate CW and SSB on 6 metres (50.115.6 Mhz and 50.115 Mhz). QSL via home call. [TNX VA3RJ]

VR - David, VO1AU will be active as VR2/VO1AU from Lantau Island (AS-006), Hong Kong on 15-17 June. He will run 100 watts into "simple antennas", and will operate mostly CW and on 6 metres when the band opens. QSL via VO1MX. [TNX NG3K]

W - Dave, AC0QG will be active as AC0QG/5 from South Padre Island (NA-092) from 18 June to 13 July. QSL via home call. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

W - Look for AJ4T, KI4GGJ, KJ4AVG, KV4T and W4CCF to be active as homecall/p from Dauphin Island (NA-213) on 22-25 June. KV4T will concentrate on 17 metres CW and AJ4T on 20 metres SSB, while the others will roam the bands. QSL via home call. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

YB - A very large team of operators will be active as YE0M (http://ye0m.com/) from Pulau Kaliage Besar, Seribu Islands (OC-177) on 6-9 July. They will be QRV on 160-2 metres CW, SSB and RTTY with several stations. QSL via YB1GJS, direct and bureau. [TNX YB0AZ]

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425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The May 2012 issue is now available for download at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html (http://www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html). [TNX IZ3EBA]

CASS AWARD ---> The Cass Award (www.CassAward.com (http://www.CassAward.com)) encourages DXpeditions to maximize the number of DXers they work by annually presenting a $1000 prize to the single-operator DXpedition that works the most unique callsigns within a 4-week interval. This award is named in honor of Cass WA6AUD (SK), whose stories in the West Coast DX Bulletin taught a generation of DXers that DX IS! The winner of the 2012 Cass Award will be announced in March 2013. An "unlimited" award category with a larger prize is under development for introduction in 2013. If you'd like to pledge a contribution, send email to Contribution[@]CassAward.com. [TNX AA6YQ]

DAYTON PHOTO GALLERY ---> The Dayton Hamvention 2012 Photo Gallery (306 pictures collected by Tom, K8CX) can be found at http://hamgallery.com/dayton2012/.This is the 16th year for the Dayton Photo Galleries. There is also a recap of this years Hamvention at http://hamgallery.com/gallery/D/hamvention2012.htm. If anyone has a forum review or interesting story, please submit it to K8CX to be included on this page. [TNX K8CX]

KH6RRC ---> The Hawaii IOTA Club was born to explore possibilities and - if permission is obtained from the Trustees of the Papahanaumokua'kea Marine National Monument - operate from IOTA new ones in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

QSL 4J9NM ---> Ralph, K2PF says he no longer handles QSL cards for 4J9NM. Requests should now be sent direct to Denis Denisov, P.O. Box 18, AZ Baku 1000, Azerbaijan.

+ SILENT KEYS + Jean-Luc Gaveau (F6BIV) passed away unexpectedly a few days ago. He took part in four expeditions with the Radio Club de Provins (TK7C, TS7C, TJ9PF and PJ4C) and had joined the V84SMD team for the November 2012 operation from Brunei. Other recently reported Silent Keys include Hugh R. Brand (6Y5HB, Jamaica Amateur Radio Association's IARU liaison), Marciano Righini (I4MY, ARI Ravenna Honorary President and a pioneer in amateur reception of weather and earth imaging satellites), Philip W. David (K6DLV, ex-YB0ARA) and W. Lane Tarleton (KC4CD - he had lived in Honduras for a number of years operating as KC4CD/HR2; his QSL manager N4AA says that he still has all the logs and "will maintain those records for an indefinite period, should anyone want a card").

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9H3UT DL9GDB EN2012IO UT8IO R3GOFF R3GO
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9N7AK K0YAK EN2012LTX UR4LTX R55EPC R9CBA
A41PB EB7DX EN2012MN UR1MN R66GGGR UA6MM
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A45WW EA5ZD EN2012UU US1UU R73GGGR UA6MM
A52BA JK1EBA EN2012UZ UR5UZ R77GGGR UA6MM
A52JY JA1JQY EN2012ZY UT5ZY SD1S LZ1YE
A52KJ JA1KJW EN5RFF UT1RT SD7SUB SM7EYO
A52MA JA3MCA EO2012EFC UR3EZ SG3U SM3CXS
A52VE JA8VE EO2012IO UY8IO SN0DMP SP9PGB
A61BK NI5DX EO2012IZ UX5IZ SN0ZKWT SP3YAC
A62A IZ8CLM EO2012JT UU2JT SN2012ATE SP9ATE
AH0I JF1IRW EO2012KW US0KW SN2012EB SP4EOO
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C6ABB N2RFA EO2012LN UX1LN SN2012RKK SP2RKK
C6AJR W8GEX EO2012LX US3LX SN2012WR SP6NIC
CA3KHZ EA5KB EO2012NY UT4NY SN755BLONIE SP5KOG
CE1TT EA5KB EO2012UA UY2UA ST2UOK EA7FTR
CO6LE EA5GL EO2012UC UR4UC SU9VB UA4WHX
CO8TW HB9SVT EO2012UEFA UR7UC SV5/SM8C SM0CMH
CS5FAT CT6ARL EO2012W US5WE SX135HRC SV1EOS
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E77DX OE1EMS EV1150P EW6DX TM1EJ F5YD
E77XZ DK6XZ F/ON6JUN/p ON5SD TM210VH F4GFE
EA6/G3SZU M0OXO FK8GX W3HNK TM24H F6KFI
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ED5ATK EA5ATK GB60HRH M0OXO TT8FC EA3GWK
ED5DM EA5DM GB60QE G0TOC TT8PK F4EGS
ED5DWS EA5DWS GD4JVG M0URX UE40MD UA4LU
ED5DY EA5DY HC1MD K8LJG V31IZ JO1CRA
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ED5JC EC5JC HF2012IYV SQ6IYV V73/AF6SU G3ZVW
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ED6QY EA6QY HF80WW SP9KRT VP2MDD M0AEP
ED8DD EA8DD HS0ZEX DL9MDZ VP2MRT KB4CRT
EG0FAS EB1BSV HZ1TT IZ8CLM W3WFF N3GJ
EG4ANA EA4AUG II1WIL IQ4FE XV2W W6NWS
EG5SUB EA5HEW II2IBCI IQ2MI XV9NPS JA2NPS
EG7AO EA7JDU II2IGTO IQ2MI YP0CD YO5BFJ
EH7MCB EB7CVL II9AS IT9JPW YI1RZ IK2DUW
EH8FSJ EA8RKL J48SAI SV1RK YR6WFF YO6KNE
EM2012AW UR5AW JT0YAB DK1MAX YU0EPC YU7AOP
EM2012EURO UR5LCV JT0YPS UA9YPS YW5YL YV5AJ
EM2012EZ UR7EZ JX9JKA LA9JKA Z21BB W3HNK
EM2012F UR5FAV JY8SA A71AM ZF2LC W2SM
EM2012HA UR7HA KH0N JA6CNL ZL2WL NI5DX
EM2012IDX UR8IDX KH7Y EA5GL ZQ2FX G3RFX
EM2012IO UX3IO KP4BD NP3O ZV3MAR PY3AA
EM2012L US0LW LS1D AC7DX ZZ190GOB PT2OP

DK1MAX Max Wild, Westendstr. 17, 85084 Winden am Aign, Germany
EA3QS Salvador Carol Tafall, Josep Calvet 64 Nave 6, 08302 Mataro (Barcelona), Spain
EA5FL Jose Miguel Moncho Alcaraz, Apartado Postal 252, 03700 Denia (Alicante), Spain
IK2DUW Antonello Passarella, Via M. Gioia 6, 20812 Limbiate MB, Italy
IZ8CLM Salvatore Rapacciuolo, Ufficio Pompei, Casella Postale 10, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy
JA1JQY Shigeo Matsui, Shimoseya 2-31-10, Seya-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken, 246-0035, Japan
JA1KJW Hisashi Nakayama, Shibuya 1-17-8, Yamato-shi, Kanagawa-ken, 242-0023, Japan
JA3MCA Kaoru Tachibana, Oba-cho 385-21, Aoba-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken, 225-0023, Japan
JA8VE Kunio Saito, 1-5-704 Nishi 11 Minami 9, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 064-0809, Japan
JK1EBA Akira Hasegawa, Fukuda 3702-3, Yamato-shi, Kanagawa-ken, 242-0024, Japan
LA9JKA Svein Rabbevag, Brendlia 12, 6013 Aalesund, Norway
TX5VT Christian Veillet, P.O. Box 2124, Kamuela HI 96743, USA
UA9YPS Aleksandr Y. Shishkin, ul. Kalinina 18-18, Rubtsovsk, Altajskij kr., 658213, Russia

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06-18-2012, 04:27 AM
SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1066

Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1066

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1066
BID: $OPDX.1066
June 18, 2012
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, K2PF, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N3QQ, WP3GW, N4AA & QRZ DX, KH6BZF, W6SZN, N7US, K8CX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, 1A0C, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWX, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX- Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, SP9YFF Team, Sixitalia Weekly, TA1HZ, UT7FP, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3ZIK, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), VK4FW and YB0AZ for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 10th-June, through Sunday, 17th-June there were 218 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, 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, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FO/m, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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" (WFWL).

1A, S.M.O.M. (Press Release #2). The 1A0C Web page is now active, and the following press release was posted [edited]: "Following the first press release about 1A0C, we proudly announce that the website about the amateur radio activity that will be held from 1st to 4th July 2012 in Santa Maria del Priorato is now online. You can visit it at: http://www.1a0c.com While you'll find full details on the activation on the website, we would like to remind you the strong commitment of the team to offer the elusive 1A entity to as many hams outside Europe as possible. So, since the beginning, we ask for understanding from European operators, reminding them ham radio is also about being fair. The website contains also a 'Donation' page. We ask every ham interested to work 1A to check it, as the July activation of Malta Order has a goal beyond amateur radio. Every QSO will contribute to that goal, so it's really important to raise awareness about our project. Thanking in advance for cooperation and help in spreading the word, we kindly aim anyone looking for further details to get in touch with p.r. and media contact <1a0c@1a0c.com>."

2M, SCOTLAND (Satellite Op). Paul, 2E1EUB, will once again be active as 2M1EUB for 14 days beginning June 26th. Activity will be on 160m, 80m, and the satellites (mostly AO-7 B/A mode), as well as 2m SSB. Grid SQ. covered should be IO76, IO77, IO87 and IO86. Check out QRZ.com under 2M1EUB for more info.

2M, SCOTLAND (Satellite Op). Paul, 2E1EUB, will once again be active as 2M1EUB for 7 days beginning March 24th. Activity will be from the eastern side of Scotland in the Cairngorms National Park (WFF GMFF-001). Activity will be on 160m, 80m, and the satellites (mostly AO-7 B/A mode), as well as 2m SSB. Check out QRZ.com under 2M1EUB for more info.

9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. Jim, N6TJ, will once again be active as 9Y4W from Scarborough, Tobago Island (SA-009, WLOTA 0412), during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via DL4MDO, direct or by the Bureau.

CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Update). After the surprise announcement by Alan, VE1AWW, on going QRT from Sable (see OPDX.1064), the following announce- ment showed up on the <http://www.cy0dxpedition.com> Web page dated June 9th [edited]: "Operators Murray/WA4DAN and Ron/AA4VK are scheduling their third attempt to activate Sable Island in September/October, 2012. The exact dates are being worked out with the Sable station and Environ- mental Canada. The Team will plan to go the first opportunity allowed, which is expected to be early October. We are committed to make Sable Island happen in 2012. More details to follow."

DXPEDITION VIDEOS OF THE WEEK (New Feature). With more and more DXpeditions putting their videos on YouTube and other Web services, we decided to list them (possibly) each week. This week's listings include: 2012 EJ0PL Saltee Island (EU-103) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTl9kM6TrWg 2011 TX7M Marquesas Island - http://vimeo.com/44033816 2011 9L5MS Sierra Leone - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIhvlxjYoHs 2011 Rockall (IOTA EU-189) Preview DVD - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5j0j92R7Q8 1990 T33R & T33T Banaba Island - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfPpDCXqHIg

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Norman, 5B4AIF, will be active as E51E from a villa in Tautu Village on Aitutaki Island (OC-083) between December 10th and January 5th (2013). Activity will be holiday style using just basic antennas. Norman states, "I hope to have the HF2V for 40/80m. Shipped in advance everything else will travel with us. Inverted V's will be used for other bands unless I can get something 2nd hand to leave there. The radio will be a IC-7000, the amp will have the full legal power of 400 watts. I would like to operate at least SSB and RTTY, I am learning CW so if I am feeling able I will do some slow morse, but if no one sends slowly I will have to try another mode." QSL via EB7DX only. He is a ClubLog user.

IOTA NEWS..............

AS-006. David, VO1AU, was active as VR2/VO1AU from Lantau Island, Hong Kong, this past weekend. Operations were mostly CW and 6 meters using 100 watts and simple antennas. QSL via VO1MX.

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 28-29th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via eQSL.

AS-047. Operators Kan/JE1SCF and Yoshi/JG4IQC will be active as homecall/6 from the Daito Islands between June 27th and July 2nd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters including the 30/17/12 meter band, but mainly CW and on 20/17/15 meters. They will use a HB9CV (20/15/10m) and a long-wire (40m). QSL via their home callsign.

AS-099 Berkin, TA3J, was active as TA3J/0 this past week from Yassica Adasi (Yassica Island). QSL via the TA3J QSL Service at <http://www.aydogmus.gen.tr/ta3j/qslservice.htm>, direct (only SASE and 1 IRC, no green stamps please) or by the Bureau. No eQSL. SWL QSL cards are OK. Twitter: @TA3J

AS-158. Members of the Harbin Institute of Technology Amateur Radio Club will be active as BY2HIT/2, Guanglu Island between July 25-31st. They will have 18 operators in a Multi-Op entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest weekend (July 28-29th). QSL via BY2HIT direct. Visit their Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/by2hit

EU-029. Philipp, HB9EYW, will be active as OZ/HB9EYW from Falster Island (DIA SJ-016, WLOTA 1961) between July 10-19th. Activity will be holiday style, and he will focus his operations on 40 meters. QSL via his home callsign by the USKA Bureau.

EU-034. Frank, DL1FT, will be active as ES0FTZ from Saaremaa Island (WLOTA 1401) between July 8-19th. Activity will be holiday style (on vacation) and his preferred bands will be 40/20 meters. QSL direct to DL1FT, or by LoTW and eQSL. Visit his Web page at: http://www.DL1FT.de

EU-043. Bernd, DL8AAV, will be active as SD1B/6 from Orust Island between June 18-30th. Activity will be on, or near, the usual island and IOTA frequencies. QSL via DL8AAV, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-044/ EU-139. (Typo in OPDX.1065) Operators Waldi/SP7IDX and Mek/SP7VC will be active as LA/SP7IDX and LA/SP7VC from Mageroya Island (WW Locator KQ21VC) between July 20-29th (not June).

EU-056. (Correction) Operators Glenn/LA8XRA and Trond/LA9VDA will be active as LA6Q from Sandřy Island (not Little Sandřy Island) between August 13-17th. This will be a first activation of the Sandřy Lighthouse (WLOTA LH-2769). Activity will be on the 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via LA9VDA, direct or by the Bureau (E-mail requests for Bureau cards can be sent to: la9vda [at] gmail dot com). Trond states, "Thanks to W5BXX Dave for sponsoring us."

EU-064. Operators Geoffrey/F4FVI, Johan/F4GTD, Phillipe/F5TRO, Nicolas/F8BDB and Chris/HB9ELV will be active as TM1NOI from Noirmoutier Island between August 12-14th. Activity will be around the IOTA frequencies (+/- QRM): 3755, 7055, 14260, 18128, 21260, 24950, 28460 and 29600 kHz. A special QSL card will be printed. QSL via HB9ELV direct, by the Bureau via F4FVI or by eQSL or LoTW. For more details, see QRZ.com.

EU-073. A group of Italian operators will be active as IJ7A from San Pietro Island (Grid JN80NK) between July 28-29th. Operators mentioned are Gianni/I7PHH, Davide/IK4DCT, Vin/IK7IMO, Art/ IK7JWY, Piero/IK7VJX, Roby/IK7XIV, Bartolo/IW7ECA and Luigi/ IZ7PDX. The team will be active during the RSGB IOTA Contest as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via IK7XIV, by the Bureau or direct. For more datails and updates, watch: http://ij7a.jimdo.com http://www.hamradioweb.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=68

EU-087. Operaors Adde/SM0SHG and Olle/SA0BVX will active as SB3X from Bramon Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Their equipment will be an Elecraft K3 with a 1 kW amp into a Spiderbeam (20/15/10m) and possibly a dipole for 40m. QSL via SM0SHG, direct or by the Bureau. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW.

EU-091. Operators Michele/IK7FPX, Gilberto/IK7LMX, Gianarlo/IK7QMJ, Cesare/IK7XNF, Paolo/IK7UXW, Angelo/IZ7CTE, Jean/IZ7SIA and Ivo/9A3A/I7 will be active as IQ7HK from Capezzone Island (Porto Cesaro-Lecce) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Dxpedition/Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via IK7FPX (see details on QRZ.com).

EU-121. Members of the Shannonbasin Radio Club and Galway Radio Experimenters Club will be active as EJ3Z from Inis Boffin Island off the west coast of Galway during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Low-Power entry. Operators mentioned are Enda/EI2II, Niall/EI4CF, Anthony/EI6GGB, Fergus/ EI6IB, Brian/EI8IU, Tony/EI3HA, Patrick/EI9HX and possibly others. QSL via EI6GUB.

NA-092. Dave, AC0QG, will once again be active as AC0QG/5 from South Padre Island (USI TX007S, Cameron County, Texas) between June 18th July 13th. Activity will be on the HF bands, on or near the usual island and IOTA frequencies. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by LoTW or eQSL.

NA-139. Stan, N2US, will be active as N2US/3 from Assateague Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/ 12H entry. QSL via his home callsign, by the LoTW, Bureau or direct.

NA-213. Operators Allan/KV4T, Steve/KI4GGJ, John/AJ4T, Gaston/W4CCF and Nicholas/KJ4AVG will be active as homecall/p from Dauphin Island (USI AL002S, Mobile county, Alabama) between June 22-25th. Look for KV4T/P on 17m CW and AJ4T/P on 20m SSB. The other operators will roam the bands. QSL via the operator's home callsign.

OC-177. Members of the ORARI DXpedition & Contest Team will be active as YE0M from Kaliage Besar Island, in the Seribu Islands IOTA group, from July 6-9th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including 6 meters, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via YB1GJS. For more details, see: http://www.ye0m.com

OC-227. Operator YL Lyn, VK4SWE, a resident of Sweers Island, plans to once again be active during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via direct or eQSL.

K8CX'S 2012 DAYTON HAMVENTION PHOTO GALLERY. Tom's, K8CX, 2012 Dayton Photo Gallery is now up at: http://hamgallery.com/dayton2012/ This is Tom's 16th consecutive year for the gallery, and it contains 306 photos taken at Crowne Plaza at various events and hospitality suites. You may submit your own Dayton photos to be included in this gallery. Please read the guidelines listed on the top of the gallery page. There is also an interesting Dayton Hamvention history link on top of this page.
ADDED NOTE: There is also a recap of this year's HamVention at: http://hamgallery.com/gallery/D/hamvention2012.htm If anyone has a forum review or interesting story, please submit it to K8CX <k8cx@hamgallery.com> to be included on this page.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (June 18-24th)....

Jun/18th HN Jun/21st AN Jun/23rd AN-HN
Jun/19th HN Jun/22nd AN Jun/24th AN
Jun/20th HN

SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
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NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
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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

KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA (Update). Members of Russian Robinson Club (RRC), Yuri/N3QQ and Dick/N7RO will be making a quick trip down to American Samoa between June 27th and July 3rd, and will possibly be active as KH8PPG or KH8RRC, depending on how fast the FCC acts on their vanity callsign application, from Pago Pago. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, with two stations on the air - one operating 100 watss and the other with 600 watts. Yuri tells OPDX that they "Plan to stay at hotel, near the beach, and have a RTTY station ready to go, all tested/packed." QSL via N7RO. While there, they will install a UHF repeater system for the StarKist tuna plant, and also talk with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), as well as boat owners, about a potential expedition in the future to Rose Atoll (OC-190); possibly during this winter (no dates yet).

KP4, PUERTO RICO (Special Event). Dr. José C Vicéns, President of the Puerto Rico Amateur Radio League (PRARL), announced [edited], "On Sunday July 1st, 2012, the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee will be celebrating the Flag Bearing of the Puerto Rico Delegation to the Summer Olympic Games in London. This event marks the beginning of the transatlantic journey to represent Puerto Rico in this international event. The delegation will depart the Olympic Committee and will walk to the Governor's Mansion to receive the flag that will be used in the opening ceremony and remain hoisted in the Olympic Village throughout the Games. In celebration of such an important event, The Puerto Rico Amateur Radio League will be joining the Olympic Committee in this celebration by setting up a special event station from the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee headquarters. We will be using the special callsign "K4O" for this event. We would like to use our radiowaves to let the world know that the Puerto Rican delegation is ready for the games in London. Operation will be on June 30th (9:00am- 5:00pm) and July 1st (9:00am-2:00pm) from the headquarters of the Puerto Rico Opympic Comitte in San Juan."

TEST CRUISE OF OH10X/MM ON BALTIC SEA. Kristina Cruises Ltd with Radio Arcala, OH8X, are in the process of testing whether a permanent amateur radio station will suit the maritime environment and serve DXers in their leisure time, whether cruising in the Mediterranean or off West Africa or just doing island-hopping in the Caribbean. The objective for the first run is to look at potential interference issues both ways - from the amateur radio station to the ship's navigation system and from the ship's advanced PC networks to the reception of amateur radio transmissions. But while testing, with Martti, OH2BH, at the helm, another target is to contact all continents and achieve WAC to celebrate the occasion of signing a possible permanent agreement for the station to be available for guests with an amateur radio license. The onboard station will be active at the peak propagation hours to various continents on 14267 kHz from June 20-24th, 2012, and the test cruise will take the ship to Estonia (ES), Gotland, Sweden (SM1), Aland Islands (OH0), and back to Finland. The ship M/S Kristina Katarina is a 138m long vessel and has a cruising speed of 15 knots, with a maximum number of 450 guests and a crew of up to one-hundred. The ship is owned by a private Finnish company with a Finnish crew sailing under the Finnish flag. Two Finnair jetliners are backing the operations for change of passengers at a variety of ports along the way." For more details, see the following Web pages: http://www.qrz.com/db/OH10X http://www.kristinacruises.com/en/cruises/ms-kristina-katarina/introduction

P29, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (IOTA op). An international team will visit five islands belonging to Papua New Guinea between October 19th and November 4th. Operators mentioned are Derek/G3KHZ, Hans/SM6CVX, Hans-Peter/HB9BXE, Eddy/K5WQG, Axel/DL6KVA and Non-ham Stig Nyman. The team will use the boat "M/V Barbarian", and start their travels from Kokopo in New Britain on November 18th, sailing via Kavieng to Emirau. The islands scheduled by the full team will be:
October 20-24th - Callsign P29VCX; Emirau Island (OC-103) in the St. Matthias IOTA Group. QSL via SM6CVX.
October 27-31st - Callsign P29NI; Simberi Island (OC-099) in the Tabar IOTA Group. QSL via G3KHZ.
November 2-4th - Callsign TBA; Lihir Island (OC-069) in the Lihir IOTA Group. QSL Manager TBA.
The main team will fly home on November 6th. However, Hans/SM6CVX and Stig Nyman will continue to Buka on the "M/V Barbarian", and plan to activate the following:
November 6-9th - Callsign P29VCX; Buka Island (OC-135) in the Solomon Island IOTA Group. QSL via SM6CVX.
November 9-12th - Callsign P29VCX; Manu Island (OC-205) in the Admiralty Island IOTA Group. QSL via SM6CVX.
Activity will probably be 40-10 meters using mostly CW with some SSB just like last year's activity. They do have a Web page at: http://www.p29ni.yolasite.com

P4, ARUBA. Herman, ON4QX, will be active as P4/ON4QX from Aruba between now (June 16th) and July 2nd. Activity will probably be on all bands, and mostly RTTY. QSL via ON4QX.

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated June 15th)
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4L4ZA via DJ1CW HE5LC via HB9LC SM0/JH0CJH via JH0CJH
5P1YF via DL1YFF HF2012DWR via SQ1DWR SN0DMP via SP9PGB
9K2KCBB via 9K2RA II5MD via IZ5JLW SR0FLY via SP2SGF
DL/PY7COU via PY7COU IM0/IZ2RLO via IZ2RLO SV5/OM3AG/P via OM3AG
DL0FG via DL1YY IN3/DD0VF via DD0VF SV8/PA3DEU via PA3DEU
EA8/G7COD via G7COD IT9MBZ/IH9 via IT9MBZ TA/UY2UQ via UY2UQ
ED5DY via EA5DY KL7/W7IV via N7RO TF/OM5CD via OM5CD
ED6QY via EA6QY OD5PY via KU9C TM24H via F6KFI
EH8FSJ via EA8RKL OK5EPC via OK1AW TM210VH via F4GFE
ES0/ES5ADD via ES5ADD R44WFF via RA3AKF ZP7NIA via PY4KL
FS/K9EL via K9EL R200V via RK3LO
GB4EPC via M0TVT SF0K via SM0KCR

CHANGE in QSL ROUTE. Ralph, K2PF, informs, "I am no longer handling QSL cards for 4J9NM. QSL card request should now be sent direct to Denis, 4J9NM."

F8ATS/6W QSLS at FRIEDRICHSHAFEN. Tony, F8ATS, who was active as F8ATS/6W, will be attending the "HamRadio Messe" in Friedrichshafen and will have his QSL cards. Look for him at the CLIPPERTON DX CLUB/UFT stand on Saturday, June 23rd, from 1300-1400z. So, if you QSO'd him when being in Senegal, bring your QSL with details and you'll get your F8ATS/6W QSL card, from him. You can also write to Tony at <f8ats@yahoo.fr>, until June 21st, so you'll not have to wait for your card, in Fried.

SP9YFF DIPLOMAS. Members of the SP9YFF Team sent out the following [edited]:
"Welcome radio Friends of Flora & Fauna -- Representatives of national WFF programs. We would like to ask you to post information about free-of-charge SRG SP9YFF diplomas at local portals and websites. These diplomas are assigned for hunters who managed to establish contact with SP9YFF expeditions. Further informations is available at: http://www.sp9yff.pl/dyplom/ff.php? (http://www.sp9yff.pl/dyplom/ff.php?) "

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 2M0ONW, 4O3A, 4Z4DX, 5B4AIZ, 7O6T, 7Q7PRO, 9H1EJ, 9Q6AL, 9Z4AM, A92IO, A61BK, A65BR, CN8KD, CO2VE, CT1FIU, CT1GPQ, CU2KG, CX7TT, DF4WC, DU3/N0QM, EA6AZ, ER4DX, F8PDR, HC2/W7SE, HS0ZJU, JT1CO, KP2MM, LU2VH, LZ907SKB, MD0CCE, MU/PA2A, MW0ZZK, OJ0B, ON5UN, ON7CD, ON8RH, OZ9XU, PJ4C, PT5T, PT7ZT, PY0FM, PZ5P, RJ6J, RN3ZIC, RV3LO, RW6HX, RZ3FW, S59ABC, S79RR, SN2012WA, ST2AR, TA3AX, TF2LL, TF3Y, TK4LS, TK4LS, VK3EW, VK9XS, VP2MQR, VP2V/NY6X, VP5/KE1B, VY2SS, XE1L, XU7ACY, YJ0VK, YO6LV, YT2A, YV5JF, ZC4LI, ZL4PW, ZP6CW and ZQ2FK

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3C0E, 3C6A, 9M2ESM, 9M0L, A35YZ, AL1F, AT2DW, DJ6OI/p, E51BKV, EJ0PL, FK/F4BKV, FS/F8PDR, FW0NAR, FW0NAR/P, HG15IPA, HK0NA, SV2BOH, TZ6NU, V25DR, V37NS, V85SS, VP2ETE, VP2EST, VP5H, XT2BW, YC6ODD, ZA20QA and ZF2AM

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!

SILENT KEYS......

* It was reported that Jean-Luc, F6BIV, became a Silent Key (SK). He was an avid digital DXer and DXpeditioner. He was also an active member of the Clipperton DX Club (Medal of Merit) and the Provins ARC [F6KOP] (and KOP Team).

* Sayed, SU1SA, President of Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society (ERASD), became a Silent Key (SK) on June 13th.

OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the above operators.

T30 & T32, WESTERN AND EASTERN KIRIBATI. Benaia, T32BN, who works for the Police Force of the Kiritimati Government, can also be active spo- radically as T30BN during job transfers to Tarawa, W. Kiribati. Bill, VK4FW, informs OPDX that he is just getting things set up and as time progresses Bill will assist him with antennas for various bands. As this was being written, there were no QSNs been reported yet. QSL both callsigns via VK4FW.

TC, TURKEY (LH Ops!). Members of the Special Wireless Activity Team (TCSWAT) and the Giresun Radio Amateurs and Nature Sports Club (GITRAD) will be activating some new lighthouses for the WEBLOTA. Between June 30th and July 1st, look for TC6BLH to be on the air from the Sinop Boztepe Lighthouse, and during the IOTA weekend (July 27-29th), look for the lighthouse on Kefken Island (AS-159) to be activated as TC2KLH. The TC2KLH team will probably a Multi-Op/Island entry in the contest. Detailed information about the WEBLOTA is available at: http://www.tcswat.org/awards/WEBLOTA/index.html Unfortunately, the joint activity from Giresun Island (AS-154) as TC0HA had to be cancelled as the necessary permission could not be obtained from the authorities. QSL via TCSWAT, see details on their Web site at: http://www.tcswat.org

UR DX DIGI 2012 CONTEST. Victor, UT7FP, wants to remind everyone that the 2012 Ukrainian DX DIGI Contest will be held June 23-24th. Complete details can be found at: http://www.izmail-dx.com --or-- http://ut7fp.kiev.ua

VP9, BERMUDA. Operators George/WB3IGR and XYL Katherine/WB3LTH will be active as homecall/VP9 between June 18-21st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. Operations will be mostly during their mornings and evenings. QSL via their home callsigns direct. No LoTW or eQSL.

W9DXCC CONVENTION (Correction/Update). Jim, N7US, from the Northern Illinois DX Association, informs: "I need to make a correction. The Friday night bar is a cash bar, not an open bar!. We are continuing to firm up the program and look forward to a great convention (even if everyone has to buy their own drinks!)."

XV, VIETNAM. Andy, P29CS, is currently working in Vietnam, and expects to be active as XV3C for the next few weeks during his spare time. Andy has with him an Icom 706 II DSP, a Spider Beam for 10m, G5RV and a 500 watt amp. QSL Via M0URX.

YASME FOUNDATION PRESS RELEASE [YASME AWARDS AND EXPANDED LIST OF ELIGIBLE CALL SIGNS]: "The Yasme Foundation has for many years offered two Yasme Awards, available at no cost to qualifying applicants. The first Yasme Award, in the form of a handsome plaque, is offered to those amateurs who submit proof of 30 QSOs with Yasme officials and DXpeditions that have at least one Yasme official as a participant. The second, the Yasme Supreme Award, is in the form of a representation of the YASME boat used by Danny Weil in his around-the-world DXpedition and is available to those who submit proof of 60 QSOs with Yasme officials and DXpeditions with a Yasme official as a participant. See <www.yasme.org>. After a year-long evaluation of the rules for qualifying call signs, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the rules for qualifying call signs have been revised. As a result, many call signs have been added to the list. The revised list of call signs eligible for both awards is available at the Yasme Foundation website: http://www.yasme.org/DXpeditions.html
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 underdeveloped countries. For additional information about The Yasme Foundation, visit our website at <www.yasme.org>.
Wayne A. Mills, N7NG, President
The Yasme Foundation Board of Directors:
Wayne Mills, N7NG, Director and President
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
Ward Silver, N0AX, Director
Robert Vallio, W6RGG, Director"

YU, SERBIA (WFF Op!). Operators Milan/YU5CW, Miso/YU1GU, Miro/YT1UM and Mirko/YU3MMM will be active as homecall/p from the Special Nature Reserve "Obedska Bara" (YUFF-039) between June 23-24th. Activity will be on HF bands. QSL via the bureau.


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06-22-2012, 06:43 PM
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DX Bulletin 25 ARLD025
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To all radio amateurs

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This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, The Weekly DX, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

CYPRUS, 5B. Members of the Nicosia Amateur Radio Club will be QRV as C4MG from Agios Georgios Island, IOTA AS-120, on June 23 and 24. Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters, with three stations, using mostly SSB with some CW. QSL via 5B4KH.

MAURITANIA, 5T. Jean is QRV as 5T0JL and usually can be found on 15 meters using CW around 2200z. QSL via ON8RA.

MALTA, 9H. Jeff, N6GQ is QRV as 9H3ZZ until June 29. QSL to home call.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Murray, ZL1MGA is QRV as E51MGA and has been active on 20 meters using SSB. His length of stay is unknown. QSL to home call.

SCOTLAND, GM. Paul, 2E1EUB will be QRV as 2M1EUB from June 26 to July 9. Activity will be on 160 and 80 meters, 2 meters SSB and on Satellite AO-7. QSL via operator's instructions.

HAITI, HH. Chris, W3CMP is QRV as HH4/W3CMP until June 29. Activity is primarily on 6 and 2 meters, with some possible activity on 20 meters as well. QSL to home call.

JAPAN, JA. Operators Kan, JE1SCF and Yoshi, JG4IQC will be QRV as homecalls/6 from the Daito Islands, IOTA AS-047, from June 27 to July 2. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using mainly CW. QSL to home calls.

AMERICAN SAMOA, KH8. Operators Yuri, N3QQ and Dick, N7RO will be QRV as either KH8PPG or KH8RRC from Pago-Pago, IOTA OC-045, from June 27 to July 3. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY with two stations. The callsigns may change in the middle of the operation. QSL via operators' instructions.

LITHUANIA, LY. Special event station LY200NB is QRV until June 30 in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Napoleon Army crossing the Nemunas River in Kaunas. QSL via LY5W.

ARUBA, P4. Herman, ON4QX is QRV as P4/ON4QX until July 2. Activity is on all bands using mostly RTTY. QSL to home call.

SWEDEN, SM. Bernd, DL8AAV is QRV as SD1B/6 from Orust Island, IOTA EU-043, until June 30. Activity is on or near the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL to home call.

VIET NAM, XV. Andy, P29CS is QRV as XV3C for the next few weeks while on work assignment. Activity is in his spare time on the HF bands. QSL via M0URX.

SERBIA, YU. Operators Milan, YU5CW, Miso, YU1GU, Miro, YT1UM and Mirko, YU3MMM will be QRV as homecalls/p from the Special Nature Reserve Obedska Bara on June 23 and 24. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via the bureau.

OPERATIONS APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT. The following operations are approved for DXCC credit: Central African Republic, TL8ES, 2011 operation; Chad, TT8ES, 2012 operation.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. ARRL Field Day, His Majesty King of Spain SSB Contest, Ukrainian DX DIGI Contest and Marconi Memorial HF CW Contest are all on tap for this weekend. The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and SKCC CW Sprint are scheduled for June 27. Please see June QST, page 79, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.

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UA6JD
06-22-2012, 06:50 PM
23 June 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1103

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Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

5B - A team of nine operators from the Nicosia Amateur Radio Club will be active as C4MG from Agios Georgios (AS-120) on 23-24 June. They hope to be on the air by 6 UTC on Saturday and operate through Sunday at 14 UTC with three stations. Look for them on 80-10 metres SSB plus some CW, and on 6 metres. QSL via 5B4KH. [TNX 5B4AHJ]

9A - Feri, HA4BF will be active holiday style as 9A/HA4BF/p from Vir Island (EU-170) on 8-21 July. He will operate SSB only. QSL to home call (direct), LoTW and e QSL. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

E5_sc - Once again Andy, AB7FS will be active holiday style as E51AND from Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cooks between 2 July and 25 August. Usually he operates straight key slow CW and also he oftens check into the ANZA net (05.15 UTC on 14183 kHz). QSL via AB7FS.
F - The Association des RadioAmateurs de la Cote d'Emeraude (F4KIR) will operate special event station TM0TSR from Saint-Malo on 2-8 July for the Tall Ship Race 2012. QSL via F4FJH.

F - F5SKJ, F6FAI, F4EJW, F4ELJ, F0GWK and F0GXK will be active as TM9LF from the lighthouse on Ile Noire, in the Bay of Morlaix, on 21-22 July. QSL via F0GWK (bureau only) and eQSL. [TNX F4ELJ]

FP - Mike, VE2XB will be active as FP/VE2XB from St. Pierre et Miquelon (NA-032) on 10-20 August. He will operate SSB and CW on all bands, with a special effort on 6 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Further information at http://fp-ve2xb.jimdo.com/ [TNX VE2XB]

GM - GM0EGI, GM0ELP, GM0LIR, GM0OQV, GM4ZNC, MM0BQI and MM0GPZ will be active as GB5SI from the Shiant Islands (EU-112) on 15-22 July. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 80-6 metres. QSL via MM0BQI and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

GU - A group of operators from the Hamtests Club will be active as MU0HTJ from Guernsey (EU-114) on 26-31 July, including an entry in the IOTA Contest. QSL via 2E0SQL. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

I - Simon, IZ7ATN reports he will be active as IZ7ATN/p from Scoglio Portonuovo di Fuori (not IOTA, IIA FG-015) on 22-23 June.

IS0 - Claudio, IZ0KRC will be active holiday style as IS0/IZ0KRC from the main island of Sardinia (EU-024) from 23 June to 15 July. He will operate SSB, CW and digital modes on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

KH8 - Dick, N7RO and Yuri, N3QQ [425DXN 1099] will be active as KH8PPG and/or KH8RRC from Tutuila (OC-045), American Samoa from 27 June to 3 July. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 40-10 metres with two stations. QSL via N7RO. [TNX DX World]

KP4 - Special event station K4O will be active on 30 June and 1 July from the headquarters of the Puerto Rico Olympic Committe in San Juan to celebrate the Flag Bearing of the Puerto Rico delegation to the Olympic Games in London. QSL via NP3O. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

LA - Glenn, LA8XRA and Trond, LA9VDA will be active as LA6Q from Jonsholmen Island (EU-079) on 10-13 August and from Sandoya (EU-056) on 13-17 August. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 80-10 metres. QSL via LA9VDA, direct or bureau (email requests for bureau cards can be sent to la9vda[@]gmail.com). [TNX LA9VDA]

OZ - Ric, DL2VFR will be active as OZ0FR/p from Vendsyssel-Thy (EU-171) on 7-20 July. He will operate mostly CW. QSL via DL2VFR, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

TY - Pat, LA0HF will be active again as TY2BP from Cotonou, Benin starting on 28 June. He plans to be QRV on 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via IK1IQD. [TNX IK2IQD]

VE - Look for KC0VEU/VY0 to be active in his spare time from Eureka, Ellesmere Island (NA-008) between 22 June and 5 July. He recently passed his Extra class exam and is expecting a new call sign in the AD0 block, but will still sign /VY0. He might also try to be QRV from the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory, located in the rare ER grid (ER60) for those who chase the CQ Grid Fields Award, and the rare ITU Zone 75. QSLvia home call, direct or bureau. [TNX WC6DX]

VP2M - Gordon, G3USR will be active as VP2MSR from Montserrat (NA-103) from 29 June to 9 July. He plans to concentrate on 20-6 metres, SSB only. QSL via G3USR, direct only.

W - The following stations will be active during the "Original 13 Colonies Special Event", which will be held on 1-5 July: K2A (New York), K2B (Virginia), K2C (Rhode Island), K2D (Connecticut), K2E (Delaware), K2F (Maryland), K2G (Georgia), K2H (Massachusetts), K2I (New Jersey), K2J (North Carolina), K2K (New Hampshire), K2L (South Carolina) and K2M (Pennsylvania). Further information on the event and the relevant certificate can be found at www.13colonies.info (http://www.13colonies.info)

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Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

DXCC NEWS ---> TL8ES (Central African Republic, 2011 operation) and TT8ES (Chad, 2012 operation have been approved for DXCC credit. [TNX NC1L]

HEARD ISLAND 2014 ---> The initial operators for the 2014 expedition to Heard Island (www.heardisland.org (http://www.heardisland.org)) include KK6EK, ON6TT, DL1MGB, N6MZ, DJ9ZB, NP4IW, AD6E, N4GRN, DJ5IW, N6PSE, W3WL, W0GJ and AA7XT. The next round of team members will be announced on 15 August.

IOTA EU-117 & EU-133 GROUPS ---> This is an abridged version of the official announcement dated 16 June that can be found on the RSGB IOTA's website. Following the decision by the ARRL to delete Malyy Vysotskiy Island (MVI) from the current DXCC list as of 17 February 2012, the IOTA Committee has considered action to be taken with regard to the future of EU-117. A consultation conducted by an enlarged IOTA management group produced a clear majority in favour of splitting EU-133 to form two groups within the Gulf of Finland, North and South. The dividing line has been set at 60 degrees, 15 minutes north. The islands now constituting the two groups can be seen via the Search facility on www.rsgbiota.org (http://www.rsgbiota.org). The change has an effective date backdated to 17 February 2012. Past credits for MVI will continue to stand and new opportunities are created for contacting EU-117. Record-holders need take no action regarding existing credits as they will not be deleted as a consequence of this change, nor in the case of EU-133 credits need they be transferred unless requested.

OH10X/MM ---> Kristina Cruises Ltd with Radio Arcala, OH8X of Finland, are in the process of testing whether a permanent Amateur Radio station will suit the maritime environment and serve DXers in their leisure time, whether cruising in the Mediterranean or off West Africa or just doing island-hopping in the Caribbean. The onboard station will be active at the peak propagation hours to various continents on 14267 kHz on 20-24 June. The test cruise will take the ship to Estonia (ES), Gotland, Sweden (SM1), Aland Islands (OH0), and back to Finland. The objective for the first run is to look at potential interference issues both ways - from the Amateur Radio station to the ship's navigation system and from the ship's advanced PC networks to the reception of Amateur Radio transmissions.

YASME AWARDS ---> The Yasme Foundation has for many years offered two Yasme Awards, available at no cost to qualifying applicants. The first Yasme Award, in the form of a handsome plaque, is offered to those amateurs who submit proof of 30 QSOs with Yasme officials and DXpeditions that have at least one Yasme official as a participant. The second, the Yasme Supreme Award, is in the form of a representation of the YASME boat used by Danny Weil in his around-the-world DXpedition and is available to those who submit proof of 60 QSOs with Yasme officials and DXpeditions with a Yasme official as a participant. After a year-long evaluation of the rules for qualifying call signs, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the rules for qualifying call signs have been revised. As a result, many call signs have been added to the list. The revised list of call signs eligible for both awards is available at http://www.yasme.org/DXpeditions.html

+ SILENT KEYS + Sayed Abdel Samei (SU1SA) passed away on 13 June. He was the President of the Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society for Development (ERASD) and succeeded SU1GS, who died in January.

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QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8DB, 3C0E, 3C6A, 3D2R, 3W2BB, 4L2M, 4S7NE, 5H1DF, 5H3EE, 5N7M, 5V7V, 6H6IARU, 6O0CW, 6O3A, 9L0W, 9M0L, 9M2ESM, 9N7JO, A35YZ, A43DI (AS-112), AL1F, AT2DW (AS-175), C31CT, C5A, CE2WQ, CP4BT, CR3L, CS9L, CT3/DJ6QT, CT9L, DJ6OI/p (EU-128), E51BKV OC-159), EJ0PL (EU-103), EK6TA, ET3JA, ET3SID, FG5FR, FK/F4BKV (OC-033), FS/F8PDR, FW0NAR, FW0NAR/p (OC-118), HB0/DL2SBY, HG15IPA, HK0NA, HR5/F2JD, J67ZF, J79DS, J79IU, J79WTA, J8/N2IEN, JD1BMH, JX5O, KG4WV, KH8/N9YU, KT3Q/6 (NA-066), MU0FAL, NP4A, OD5NH, OD5NJ, PJ2/N4RV, PJ4A, PJ7/IK2QPR, PJ7PT, PT5T, RA2FN, T88RF, TJ3AY, TJ6RM, TL0CW, V25DR, V31WW, V37NS, V5/DL3DXX, V55V, V73NS, V85SS, VK0TH, VP2EST, VP2ETE, VP5H, VR2XMT, XU7DLH, XW3DT, YB8Y (OC-221), YC6ODD, YJ0VK, YW5PI (SA-048), ZA100I, ZA1G, ZA20QA, ZF2AM, ZQ2FX.

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06-25-2012, 08:48 AM
SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1067

Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1067

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1067

BID: $OPDX.1067
June 25, 2012
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, NC1l, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KH6BZF, N6NB, WC6DX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, 5B4MF, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G1VDP, HA5PP, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK2IQD, LA4LN, LY5W, OK2BOB, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE2XB 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, 17th-June, through Sunday, 24th-June there were 204 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E3, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TT, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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" (WFWL)

5H, TANZANIA. Ro, DL4ME, will once again be active as 5H3ME between August 14th and September 3rd. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands from 80-6 meters using CW and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign.

9H, MALTA. Zoltan, HA5PP, will once again be active as 9H3PP during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) and CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (possibly 15 or 10m) entry. Activity outside of the contest will take place a few days before the contest and will be on 17 and 12 meters. QSL via HA5PP.

D6, COMOROS (Update/Dates). A team of Europeon operators will be active as D64K from Ngazidja (Grande Comore), Comoros Islands (IOTA AF-007), between August 8-20th. The current list of operators mentioned are Salvador C31CT/EA3QS, Sigi/DL7DF, Josep/EA3AKY, Fabrizio/IW3SQY, Paolo/ IV3DSH, Franco/IZ8GCE and Les/SP3DOI. The team has already obtained all permissions, and the license has been sent to the DXCC Desk. Pilot station is Stan/KH6CG. Their license covers from 160 to 6 meters, so the guys will be active on all bands and modes, and they are even considering the possi- bility of working on 60m and 6m. The QSL Manager will be Paolo, IV3DSH. More details will be forthcoming. Watch the following for updates:
http://www.d64k.com
https://twitter.com/#!/D64K (https://twitter.com/#%21/D64K)

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
TL8ES Central African Republic; 2011 Operation
TT8ES Chad; 2012 Operation

DXPEDITION VIDEOS OF THE WEEK (New Feature). With more and more DXpeditions putting their videos on YouTube and other Web services, we decided to list them (possibly) each week. For this week's listings, we thought to list and prepare you for the upcoming NH8S Swains Island DXpedition:
* Swains Island Aerial Assessment (an unlisted video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nttO7LX-EAY
* A team from National Marine Sanctuaries visit Swains Island: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0piF9O-1OI&
* 2006 KH8SI Swains Island DXpedition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ-YBZT0W1s
* Interesting documentary of Olohega or Swains Island. The island was annexed to the United States. Its former inhabitants were evicted almost sixty years ago from their island and long to return. They claim it belongs to the Tokelau Islands.
Videos Part 1, 2 and 3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qt81PZHyU0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdeIQJ8PI0o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWmraGZfc4c

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Operators Wayne/N6NB and Carrie/W6TAI will be active as E51YNB and E51TAI, respectively, from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) for the IARU HF World Championship (July 14-15th). Activity is expected to start a few days before and after the contest. Operations will be on 40-15 meters SSB only. Wayne tells OPDX, " If all goes well we'll have an IC-7000 and a THP HL-550FX amp (500 watts), with a TH2 (Hy-Gain 2-element tribander) plus a dipole for 40. We may pass on 80 because the noise level there was extremely high when we were in Rarotonga for the ARRL Phone DX Contest." QSL both callsigns via N6NB. Read about their first operation at: http://commfaculty.fullerton.edu/woverbeck/e51ynb.htm

FP, ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON. Mike, VE2XB, will once again be active as FP/VE2XB from St. Pierre & Miquelon Islands (NA-032, DIFO FP-002, WLOTA 1417) between August 10-20th. Activity will have a special focus on 6 meters, but he will also be active on all bands from 80-6 meters. He states that he will be bring his THP amp for 500w, so his signals should be good with the Hexbeam. QSL via VE2XB (see QRZ.com).

IOTA NEWS..............
AS-120. Members of the Nicosia Amateur Radio Club were expected to activate the "Agios Georgios" islet off the coast of Akamas, Cyprus, as C4MG this past weekend. QSL via 5B4KH.

EU-016. Brani, OM2FY, will be active as 9A/OM2FY from Brac Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/ DXpedition/CW-Mode/24H entry. QSL via OM2FY.

EU-031. Gian, IC8WIC, will be active from Capri Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via his home callsign or by the Bureau.

EU-038. Operators Paul/PA3FUN, Jerry/PH9HB, Jan/PD1AIQ and Bram/PE1OPK will be active as PA6NH from Texel Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via PA6NH (see QRZ.com).

EU-046. Wolfgang, DM2AUJ, will be active as LA/DM2AUJ from Senja Island between June 24-28th. Activity will be on the HF bands on or around the usual island and IOTA frequencies. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

EU-076. Wolfgang, DM2AUJ, will be active as LA/DM2AUJ from Lofoten Island between June 30th and July 10th. Activity will be on the HF bands on or around the usual island and IOTA fre- quencies. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

EU-112. (Cancelled!) Members of the GMDX Group (Scotland's DX Associ- ation) planned to activate GB5SI from Shiant Isles [House Island) between June 15-22nd. Reason for it being cancelled was not provided.

EU-124. Members of the Strumble Head DX and Contest Group (SHDXCG) will once again be activating Ramsey Island between July 12-16th. Activity will be on all bands from 40-6 meters using 2 Hexbeams and a Windom. This year they are hoping to have a station dedicated to the Digital modes, mostly RTTY, using a TS480 at 200w and one of the Hexbeams. They have also analyzed their logs and seen that there is a shortage of contacts with North and South America, and also the countries around the Caribbean. They have looked at the terrain and the location of the antennas with a view to getting one Hexbeam a little higher to clear a small ridge that blocks the westernly direction allowing these contacts to be made. As usual, QSL via the manager Tim, M0URX, (see www.m0urx.com (http://www.m0urx.com)) using his OQRS system for a speedy turn around. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW and Clublog as soon as they get back to the mainland. All details and (hopefully) a daily blog will be available on their Web site at: http://www.mc0shl.com The team has also advised that they will operate from their farm HQ if they are unable to make the crossing to the island due to bad weather but will announce on air if this is the case.

EU-178. Operators Dominik/SQ7OXU, Constantin/RD1AR, Sergey/UA1ANA and Jack/SP7DPJ will be active as ES0W from Ruhnu Island between July 26-30th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Mixed-Mode/Dxpediton/Low-Power entry. Antennas will be a Hexbeam and Inverted Vs. QSL via SP7DPJ, direct or by the Bureau.

NA-029. Operator Ken, K6LA, will operate from Prince Edward Island in eastern Canada using the VY2TT superstation (Grid Square FN76vs, CISA PE-001) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Mixed/24H entry. QSL via K6LA.

NA-129. John, VE8EV, will be active as VE8EV/p from Banks Island (Grid CQ71) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. Watch for possible updates on his Blog page at: http://ve8ev.blogspot.com

NA-136. Adam, W1ASB, will be active as W1ASB/P from Ram Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power/ Unassisted/ 12HR entry. QSL via the info on QRZ.com.

OC-135. (Update to OPDX.1066) Han, SM6CVX, plans to be active as P29VCX from Bougainville Island (not Buka Island) between November 6-9th. QSL via his home callsign.

K2, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Next weekend starts the 4th annual "Original 13 Colonies - Independence Week - Special Event", which begins 12:01 AM Eastern (0401Z), on July 1st, (That's one minute after midnight, early Sunday morning, July 1st) to 11:59 PM Eastern (0359Z July 6th) ending on July 5th (One minute to midnight, late Thursday night, July 5th). Recognizing that "Independence Day" (July 4th) comes in the middle of the week (Wednesday) and that some operators will be going to their work on the 2nd, 3rd and 5th, they have added a BONUS DAY on Saturday, June 30th, 2012!! Stations will operate from 09:00 AM Eastern (1300Z) right through until the 5th. Keep in mind that there may be fewer operators available on the work days, so PLEASE BE PATIENT! There will be at least two S.E. stations per colony state. Also included will be Super contest stations, multi-operator Club stations, and OM & XYL teams. Activity will be on 160-2 meters, except 60/30/17/12m, and using all modes (Satellites, CW, SSB and the Digital modes - but it is up to the individual colony state station). The Colony state stations to look for are: K2A (New York), K2B (Virginia), K2C (Rhode Island), K2D (Connecticut), K2E (Delaware), K2F (Maryland), K2G (Georgia), K2H (Massachusetts), K2I (New Jersey), K2J (North Carolina), K2K (New Hampshire), K2L (South Carolina) and K2M (Pennsylvania). "ALL" Colony stations will issue a special event QSL card this year! Also, a special certificate is available. For complete details, visit their Web page at: http://www.13colonies.info

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (June 25th-July 1st)....
Jun/25th AN Jun/28th AN Jun/30th AN
Jun/26th AN Jun/29th AN Jul/01st AN
Jun/27th AN

SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
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NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
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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

LJ2, NORWAY (Special Event). Look for special event station LJ2T to be active from "The Signals Museum of the Norwegian Armed Forces" near Lillehammer, Norway (locator JP51ED), between June 28th and July 1st. Activity will be on many bands and modes, most likely from 80 meters to 4 meters (70 MHz). QSL via LA5EAA. More info available at: http://www.qrz.com/db/lj2t

LY200/LY54, LITHUANIA (Special Events).........
LY200NB - Will be on the air last ten days of June to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Napoleon Army crossing river Nemunas in Kaunas, Lithuania. For more details, see QRZ.com. Also, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars
LY54SOP - Will be on the air during July 1-31st, to celebrate the 54th anniversary of SOP (Sea of Peace), Baltic Sea. Every year in July the radio amateurs of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern district accomplish special activities supporting the application of the SOP. The SOP is awarded for contacts with different countries/areas bordering the Baltic Sea and Norway each year during the month of July. For more details, see: http://www.amateurfunk-mvp.de/inhalte/sopdipl.htm
QSL both callsigns via LY5W (see QRZ.com). Working these stations, you have a good chance to work a new prefix for the LY WPX Trophy, LY WPX Trophy Honor Roll and the Baltic States WPX Trophy.

OH, ALAND ISLANDS. Czech senior operators Bob/OK2BOB, Franta/OK1HH and Jindra/OK1AMM will be active as OH0/homecall between June 24th and June 30th. Activity will be mainly CW and SSB on 160-6 meters. The WW LOC will be KP00AC on Aland Islands (EU-002). QSL via the OK Bureau or direct.

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................

QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated June 24th)
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3A/DG5NFF via DG5NFF FJ/W6JKV via W6JKV LZ1515PSB via LZ1KCP
9A8VB via UA4WHX FK8CE via LZ1JZ ON50HC via ON3AIM
CE2/VE7SV via VE7WY HB0/DL6CX via DL6CX PA914PORSCHE via PA1PDJ
DR0ALSFELD via DL1RI HG1DX via HA1XR RA75PD via RK3DYB
EA5/DL5EO via DL5EO HL2ZBD/3 via JK3IJQ VY2/DL1FDH via DL1FDH
ED1J via EA1GPL IH9/IK0SXU via IK0SXU VY2/F8BMG/P via F8BMG
EG0URA via EA7URA JT1DDD via JA2VWG W6GO/KH6 via W6GO
EH2CJW via EA2CJW KP2/K3TN via K3TN W7F via AI4U
EH3EPC via EB3JT LY200NB via LY5W

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4U1ITU, 4X6KA, 5P12EU, 6O0CW, C4Z, CO2VE, CT1UA, CU2JT, EI7JK, EI8FH, EV1R, FS/K9EL, HK3TU, IZ3DVU, KH2D, KH7L, KP2/K3TN, LY3BW, LY3W, MM0BGN, RT6A, RG6G, RT6A, SN2012WA, UA2FL, US0MS, UT7ND, VC2W, VE1OP, VE9NC, VK3EW, YO3VU, YV5RED and ZC4LI

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5N7M, 6O3A, 6O0CW, 9M0L, AA1BU/KP2, CE2WQ, CP4BT, DL2RU/P, E51NNN, FG8NY, HK0NA, HR5/F2JD, IH9WKH, J79IU, JY5HX, KG2A/VP9, KH8/N9YU, MU0FAL, PJ7/IK2QPR, SV2BOH, VK9PN, XU7DLH, YB8Y, YW5PI, ZD7VC and ZL7VR

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4S7KKG, 5A1A, 6V7Z, HB0/DF7EF, HP1WW, HS0ZFA, S9DX, V55V/P and ZD8O

TY, BENIN. Pat, LA0HF, will be active as TY2BP from Fidjrossé, Cotonou, beginning June 26th, for a minimum of 30 days, up to 45 days. Activity will be on 20/15/10 meters. QSL via IK2IQD.

VK0H, HEARD ISLAND (Update). On June 15th, the 2014 Cordell Expedition to Heard Island announced the initial team for the DXpedition. At this time this list is incomplete; it will be augmented in the coming months. The partial list of operators are Bob/KK6EK (Team Leader/Organizer), Peter/ON6TT (Co-Organizer), Christian/DL1MGB (Co-Organizer), Mike/N6MZ (Co-Organizer), Bill/AA7XT, Alan/AD6E, Gerd/DJ5IW, Franz/DJ9ZB, George/ N4GRN, Paul/N6PSE, Dr. Carlos/NP4IW (Logistics), Wes/W3WL and Dr. Glenn/ W0GJ (Physician). Non-operators from USA Dr. Jeffrey Bozanic (Co-Organ- izer, Environmental Science, Antarctic Diving) and Joan Boothe (Doc- umentation, Explorers Club). The support team (partial list) includes Rich/KY6R (Pilot/Software), Dean/N7XG (Software) and Peter/W6OP (Software). The next round of team members will be announced on August 15th. This project follows the very successful expedition to Heard Island carried out by this group in 1997. Details of that operation can be seen at: http://www.cordell.org/HI The Web site for the 2014 DXpedition is at: http://www.cordell.org/HD

YN, NICARAGUA. Mike, AJ9C, will be active as YN2CC from Granada, Nicaragua, between November 20-28th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Also, Mike will be in the CQWW DXCW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Sinlge-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to his home callsign.

VY0, CANADA (Nunavut Territory). Rob, KC0VEU, will once again be active as homecall/VY0 from Eureka, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut (NA-008, Grid Loc. EQ79ax) until July 5th. He is there on official business. Sometime during his stay, and weather permitting, he will attempt to operate from the PEARL facility 15km away which is located at 80°N - 86°25'W, and there- fore in the rare ER grid (ER60) for those who chase the CQ Grid Fields award and the rare ITU Zone 75. PEARL (the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory) is also a separate base for the Arctic Challenge <www.french-polar-team.fr>. This is Rob's fifth time on Ellesmere. PLEASE NOTE: KC0VEU recently passed his Extra class exam and is expecting a new callsign in the "AD0" prefix block, but will still sign / VY0. QSL direct or by the Bureau to his home callsign.
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Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network and 1A0C for the following DX information.

1A, S.M.O.M. (Press Release - Thoughts about the magic band. Last press release before the kick off). Posted on June 28th, by the 1A0C team [edited]: "Roma is not precisely a remote place with scarce ham population! So we don't see the need of a beacon. Even more, we don't want to upset the local ham community with another broadcasting signal in the band, there is a nice beacon already (I0JX) and it will be more than enough. We will, of course, keep watching the early warning sites such as the 6m ON4KST prop pages and DXCluster.

As it was intended from the beginning this operation is primarily focused on working North America and Asia. Our plan for 6m is to steer the beam to JA in the morning. All eastern EU will be covered in 1 hop as well. And turn the beam to NA past midday, giving a chance for the eagers in West EU. Last operations by 1A0KM has provided Sovereign Military Order of Malta to most of the EU 6m population, however there are very few dxpeditions planned for this season, therefore pileups from the old Europe can be large as people are idle looking for any prey to hunt. The 6m propagation, specially on Es skip, is unpredictable, but our experience of the last 20 years points that during the last week of June/1st of July conditions are best for Xatlantic contacts and long haul openings to the N. East. We need to be very observant for any possible multihop event, managing meanwhile the EU pileup smartly whilst looking for possible links across the Pond or Siberia. This is not easy, but we have done it successfully and recently from Algeria, Egypt, Morroco, Palestine, Andorra, etc.
At the end, we are in Europe, hence, when working EU the so called "DX-windows" must be avoided, that is 50.100-50.130. We are thinking to stay fixed on one frq for all CW operation below it, between 50084-95, in order to not to disturb upwards the band to leak the pileup into the DX windows and choose a phone frq up in the band, away from the DX zone, e.g. 50180. We really hope the local operators, and even the European 6m fans, will appreciate this decision of the team.

BAND PLANS

BAND CW SSB RTTY
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6M 50.084 50.180 --
10M 28.024 28.495 28.080
12M 24.894 24.945 24.921
15M 21.024 21.295 21.080
17M 18.074 18.145 18.100
20M 14.024 14.145 14.080
30M 10.104 --- 10.140
40M 7.004 7.065/7.160 7.035
80M 3.524 3.780 --

50 MHz information and operating tips
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- The 6 meter band will be included in this operation. We'll focus for long haul openings, as most of the Europe regions have been widely covered in the recent years.

- We plan to use the following frequencies: 50.084 for CW and 50.180 for SSB. Although they may be changed, depending on local noise/birdies. Split operation will be deployed when needed.

- The main mode will be CW. If band conditions permit, SSB will be used to gain a higher QSO rate. Please do not ask for mode changing.

- Please avoid QSO duplication, give others a chance. Logs will be uploaded twice a day to our website. If it will work, we will provide the live log online (new are not sure 100% now).

- We don't find necessary to set a beacon station this time.

- Our Grid Locator is JN61FV. Please, DO NOT send your locator, it is not needed and we won’t log it anyway, it wastes precious time."


For more details and updates, please visit the 1A0C Web page at:http://http://www.1a0c.com


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This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by K1ZZ, NC1L, OZ4CG, XQ7UP, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News,The Daily DX, DXNL, The Weekly DX, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA, 1A. A large group of operatorswill be QRV as 1A0C from July 1 to 14. Activity will be on all HF bands and 6 meters. QSL via operators' instructions.

CYPRUS, 5B. Some members of the Paphos branch of the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society plan to be QRV as P3EU from July 1 to December 31 tocommemoration the first Cypriot presidency of the European Union.QSL via 5B4AHO.

BHUTAN, A5. Yuki, JH1NBN is QRV as A52W until July 5 while on business here. He is active in his free time. QSL to home call.

CHILE, CE. Special event station 3G90AA will be QRV from July 1 to 31 in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the Radio Club ofChile. QSL via CE3AA.

MOROCCO, CN. Moroccan amateur radio operators may use the special 5C13 prefix from July 1 to 27 in celebration of Throne Day, the 13thanniversary of the crowning of Mohammed VI King of Morocco.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Andy, AB7FS will be QRV as E51AND from Rarotonga, IOTA OC-013, from July 2 to August 25. Activity will beon the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Operators from the Grupo DX Teide will be QRV as EH8TID from Tenerife Island, IOTA AF-004, from June 30 to July 2. Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL direct to EA8NQ.

ESTONIA, ES. Eddie, ES2TT will be QRV with special event ES2012ABCS from July 1 to 8 on the occasion of the American Beauty Car Show. Activity will be on 40 to 6 meters. QSL to home call.

FRANCE, F. Special event station TM0TSR will be QRV from July 2 to 8 from Saint-Malo during the annual Tall Ship Race 2012. QSL via F4FJH.

JERSEY, GJ. Ralph, DL9MWG and Manfred, DL3VJG are QRV as MJ/DL9MWG and MJ/DL3VJG, respectively, until July 4. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

PUERTO RICO, KP4. Members of the Puerto Rico Amateur Radio League will be QRV as special event station K4O from the National Olympic Committee headquarters in San Juan from June 30 and July 1 to mark the journey of the Olympic flag over the Atlantic Ocean. QSL via NP3O.

ALAND ISLANDS, OH0. Bob, OK2BOB, Franta, OK1HH and Jindra, OK1AMM are QRV as OH0/home calls until June 30. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home calls.

DENMARK, OZ. Special event station 5P12EU is QRV until June 30 in commemoration of the Danish Presidency of the European Union. Activity is on all HF bands, including 160 meters, using CW and SSB, and possibly RTTY and PSK. QSL via operators' instructions.

BRAZIL, PY. Special event station ZZ190GOB is QRV until June 30 in commemoration of the 190th anniversary of the Masonic Lodge Grande Oriente do Brasil. Activity is on all HF bands. QSL via PT2OP.

GREECE, SV. Nick, SV1EEX is QRV as SV1EEX/8 from Hydra Island, IOTA EU-075, until the middle of July. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and PSK. QSL to home call.

BENIN, TY. Pat, LA0HF is QRV as TY2BP from Cotonou until early August. Activity is on 20, 15 and 10 meters. QSL direct to IK2IQD.

INDONESIA, YB. Members of ORARI will be QRV as YE0M from Kaliage Besar, Seribu Island, IOTA OC-177, from July 6 to 9. Activity will be on 160 to 2 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with 11 stations active. QSL via YB1GJS.

OPERATIONS APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT. The following operations are approved for DXCC credit: Equatorial Guinea, 3C6A, 2012 operation; Annobon, 3C0E, 2012 operation; Uganda, 5X1RO, 2012 operation; Djibouti, J28RO, 2010 operation; Djibouti, J25DXA, 2011 operation; Laos, XW4XR, 2012 operation. If you had any of these operations rejected in a recent submission, please send an email to bmoore@arrl.org to be put on a list for an update.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint, RAC Canada Day Contest and the WAB 144 MHz Low Power Phone are all on tap for this weekend. The RSGB 80-Meter Club CW Championship is scheduled for July 2. The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for July 3. The MI QRP July 4th CW Sprint runs from July 4 to 5. The 10-10 International Spirit of 76 QSO Party runs from July 2 to 8. Please see June QST, page 79, July QST, page 77 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.

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UA6JD
06-29-2012, 06:18 PM
30 June 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1104

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Direttore Responsabile I2VGW


1A - Announced frequencies for the 1-4 July 1A0C operation [425DXN 1102] from SMOM are:
CW 3524 7004 10104 14024 18074 21024 24894 28024 50084
SSB 3780 7065/7160 - 14145 18145 21295 24945 28495 50180
RTTY - 7035 10140 14080 18100 21080 24921 28080
- Operating tips for 6m enthusiasts, as well general information on the activity, log search and QSLling instructions, can be found at www.1a0c.com (http://www.1a0c.com)

CE - Special event callsign 3G90AA will be in use on all bands and modes on 1-31 July to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Radio Club of Chile. QSL via CE3AA.

CN - Moroccan amateur radio operators are allowed to use the special 5C13 prefix between 1 and 27 July to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the crowning of King Mohammed VI. [TNX The Daily DX]

DL - Look for Heinz, DL4AO/p to be active from Fehmarn Island (EU-128) on 10-20 July. He plans to operate CW, RTTY, PSK and JT65A on 30, 20, 17, 15 and 12 metres. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

E5_sc - Wayne, N6NB and Carrie, W6TAI will be active as E51YNB and E51TAI from Rarotonga Island (OC-013), South Cooks between 7 and 21 July. They will operate SSB only on 40-10 metres, and will take part in the IARU HF World Championship. QSL via N6NB. [TNX The Daily DX]

ES - Frank, DL1FT will be active holiday style as ES0FTZ from Saaremaa Island (EU-034) on 8-19 July. His preferred bands will be 40 and 20 metres. QSL via DL1FT, LoTW and eQSL. [TNX rgsbiota.org]

EW - The Borisov Amateur Radio Club (EW2WW) will operate as special event callsign EV910B on 1-31 July to celebrate the 910th anniversary of Borisov city. Look for activity on 80-10 metres SSB and CW. QSL via EW2EO. [TNX EW2EO]

FP - Once again Eric, KV1J will be active as FP/KV1J from Miquelon Island (NA-032) on 10-17 July. Plans are to operate SSB, CW, RTTY and some PSK31 on 160-10 metres ("generally on the highest frequency band open"), plus 6m "if indications of openings" and maybe satellites. He will also take part in the IARU HF World Championship (14-15 July). QSL via home call, direct or bureau, LoTW and eQSL. Further information at www.kv1j.com/fp/July12.html (http://www.kv1j.com/fp/July12.html).

GM - The 15-22 July GB5SI activity from the Shiant Isles (EU-112) [425DXN 1103] has been postponed until next year.

GW - The Strumble Head DX and Contest Group (www.mc0shl.com (http://www.mc0shl.com)) will be active as MC0SHL from Ramsey Island (EU-124) on 12-16 July. They will be QRV on 40-6 metres. QSL via M0URX (OQRS for direct and bureau cards at http://m0urx.com/oqrs/) and LoTW. [TNX DX World]

OZ - Philipp, HB9EYW will be active holiday style as OZ/HB9EYW from Falster Island (EU-029) on 10-19 July. Look for him especially on 40 metres. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

PY - Special event stations PW7FD (SSB and digital modes) and PQ7FD (CW) will be active on 1-30 July as a tribute to Brazil's Fire Departments. Look for activity on 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via PS7AB, direct and bureau, and LoTW. [TNX PS7AB]

TK - Laurent, F8BBL will be active as TK12IOTA from the main island of Corsica (EU-014) on 7-21 July. He will operate mainly CW with some SSB and digital modes on 80-10 metres. He also plans to operate as TK12IOTA/p from Lavezzi Island (EU-164) on 14 July starting around 8 UTC, and from the Sanguinaires Islands (EU-104) on 18 July starting around 10 UTC. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW.

UA - Look for RT6A/p, R7AA/p, RU6AX/p, UA6YW/6, R7LP/6 and RU5D/6 to operate SSB and CW on 40-10 metres from IOTA group EU-185 from 29 June to 2 July. QSL RT6A/p via R7AA, others via home call. [TNX qrz.ru]

UA - Victor, RW0BG will participate in a three-month expedition which includes mainland sites, river islands, and IOTA groups AS-083 (possibly during the IOTA Contest) and AS-109. The expedition starts from Dudinka on 10 July and will be trackable on aprs.fi (RW0BG-8). Further information at http://n69p.ru/english

VE - AD0XA is the new callsign issued to Rob, KC0VEU [425DXN 1103]. He is operating in his spare time as AD0XA/VY0 from Ellesmere Island (NA-008) until 5 July. Look for him on 20 metres between 00.00-06.00 UTC.

VE - Celebrating the 100th aniversary of the Calgary Stampede, the Calgary Amateur Radio Association will be operating special event station CK6S on 5-15 July. QSL via VE6AO, direct or bureau. All amateurs within the City of Calgary can also use special prefixes CJ6 for VA6 and CK6 for VE6 for the same period.

YV - Members of the Grupo DX Caracas will be active as YW5B from Isla La Blanquilla (SA-037) on 11-16 July. They plan to be QRV on all bands and modes. QSL via DM4TI.

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DXCC NEWS ---> The following operations have been approved for DXCC credit: 3C0E (Annobon 2012), 3C6A (Equatorial Guinea 2012), 5X1RO (Uganda 2012), J25DXA (Djibouti 2011), J28RO (Djibouti 2010) and XW4XR (Laos 2012). If you had any of these cards rejected in a recent submission, please send an e-mail to bmoore[@]arrl.org to be put on the list for an update. [TNX NC1L]

JAPAN DX MEETING 2012 ---> The Japan DX Meeting 2012 will be held at the Time24 Building in Tokyo on 25 August. Visit http://jdxm.web.fc2.com/e.html or email Isao Numaguchi (jh1roj[@]jarl.com) for the details. [TNX JH1ROJ]

+ SILENT KEYS + Former ARRL General Manager (1975-1982) and IARU President (1982-1999) Richard L. Baldwin (W1RU) passed away on 21 June at 92 years of age.

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3Z2012EURO SP9PKZ CN8NK EA5XX OG30OJ OH3OJ
4K9W DL6KVA CN8SG EA7FTR OG5N OH1CQ
4L1MA ON4RU CN8YR EA7FTR OG9W OH2BCI
4L1UN EA7FTR CN8ZG EA7FTR OK8FK DK7FK
4L4ZA DJ1CW CO4SM HA3JB ON1RAFMOTA ON3EA
4O7VB UA4WHX CO8LY EA7ADH ON50HC ON3AIM
5H9CP EA7FTR CP4DR KV7Q OT800LIER ON7LR
5N7M OM3CGN D2QV UT0EA R1150N RK1TWW
5P12EU OZ0J D3AA UA1QV RA6FG RW6HS
5R8UI IZ8CCW DU1IST JA1HGY RA75PD RK3DYB
5R8XB ON8XB E51MGA ZL1MGA RD4AR RW6HS
7Z1TT NI5DX EG0URA EA7URA RI1FJA RX3MM
9A8VB UA4WHX EH8FSJ EA8RKL SD1B/6 DL8AAV
9H3ZZ N6GQ EK6TA DJ0MCZ SE2EE SM2TOS
9H9IMW 9H1ES EM100M UT3MC SN0HS SP5KP
9J2BO G3TEV EN2012UT UR4UT SN40BAZ SP2PZH
9K2UU EA5ZD EW8AU RW6HS T31AA N3BQR
9V1YC W5UE FG4NO F4AVX T88JX JH1DVG
A52W JH1NBN FK8CE LZ1JZ T88TW JE8NTJ
A61BS IZ8CLM GB10SOTA MW0IDX TM0CEZ F5CWU
A65BR UA9AB GP3ZME/p G3ZME TM105CFC F4FXO
A65CB EB7DX HI3B EB7DX UN7QX W7BO
A65CJ JA1DXA HK3JJB SM2LIY V73NS W3HNK
A65EE IZ8CLM HL2ZBD/3 JK3IJQ VC390IC VE3NQK
BA1BJ K1NIU HR2/NP3J EA5GL VR2/VO1AU VO1MX
BY1CW BA1GA HR9/WQ7R K5WW VX3ROYL VE3NOO
C4MG 5B4KH JT1DDD JA2VWG WG6O/KH6 JK1KSB
C6AUU WB5IUU JW7QIA LA7QIA XU7TZG ON7PP
CE2/VE7SV VE7WY KH8PPG N7RO YI1UNH IK2DUW
CG7CWPC VE7ESS LY200NB LY5W YT0EPC YT7WA
CN8KD EA5XX NP2KM EB7DX YU175SB YU1KN

5B4KH George Mappouras, P.O. Box 27638, Egkomi, CY - 2432 Lefkosia,Cyprus
AD0AX Robert Clarke, 2217 Santa Fe Drive, Longmont CO 80504, USA
DJ0MCZ Kazimierz Czech, P.O. Box 20 02 84, 51432 Bergisch Gladbach,Germany
EA5XX Julio Volpe O'Neil, P.O. Box 4062, 03080 Alicante, Spain
EA7FTR Francisco Lianez Suero, Asturias 23, 21110 Aljaraque (Huelva),Spain
EB7DX David Lianez Fernandez, P.O. Box 163, 21080 Huelva, Spain
RX3MM Vitalij V. Klabukov, ul. Ukhtomskogo 21-95, Yaroslavl, 150049,Russia

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July 2, 2012

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, N1DG, NC1L, NG3K & ADXO, NJ1Q & W1AW, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, NE8Z/HC1MD, W8GEX & 60m News, WB8YJF, W9ILY, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX- Newsdesk, PS7AB, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, TA1HZ, TA2RX, 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, 24th-June, through Sunday, 1st-July there were 212 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, 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, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J5, J6, JA, JT, JW, JX, 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, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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" (WFWL).

1A, SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA (Reminder). By the time you read this, an international team of 13 operators will be active as 1A0C between July 1-4th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Special attention will be paid to non-European stations (especially from the U.S. and Japan). QSL via OQRS or LoTW. Please carefully read, the following URL page about the QSL Policy at: http://www.1a0c.com/qsl-information For more details and updates, see: http://www.1a0c.com

5C13, MOROCCO. Look for Moroccan amateur radio operators to use the special prefix 5C13 between July 1-27th. Activity is in celebration of the 13th anniversary of the crowning of Mohammed VI King of Morocco. Stations heard as of print time: 5C13IG, 5C13KD, 5C13NK, 5C13SG and 5C13YZ.

9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. Members of the Trinidad And Tobago Amateur Radio Society will be active as 9Y4HQ during the IARU HF World Champion- ships (July 14-15th). Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL ONLY via DF2RG, direct or by the Bureau.

C9, MOZAMBIQUE. Ivor, ZS1WY, is currently active as C91IW and is expected to be there over the next year. However, Ivor is there working in Mo- zambique, and operations may be limted. QSNs show he was on 160 meters. QSL via ZS1WY.

CY9, ST. PAUL ISLAND (Update). The CY9M Team announced this past week, [edited] "CY9M are delighted to welcome Bill, N2WB, to this exciting expedition. Bill has a wealth of DXpeditioning experience visiting and operating from some of the rarest places on Earth. Welcome aboard Wild Bill!" The following media pages are available for this operation at:

Website: http://www.cy9m.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/CY9M (https://twitter.com/#%21/CY9M)

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CY9M.2012

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

3C0E - Annobon; 2012 Operation
3C6A Equatorial Guinea; 2012 Operation
5X1RO Uganda; 2012 Operation; **
J25DXA Djibouti; 2010 Operation **
J28RO Djibouti; 2010 Operation **
XW4XR Laos; 2012 Operation
** - Indicates logs have been uploaded to LoTW.

If you've had any of these operations rejected in a recent submission please send an E-mail to <bmoore@arrl.org> to be put on the list for an update.

DXPEDITION AWARDS FROM FRIEDRICHSHAFEN............ * At last weekend's Friedrichshafen Convention, the German DX Foundation announced at their DX forums that the 2011 "DXpedition of the Year" went to the VP8ORK South Orkney DXpedition.
* Tevfik, TA1HZ, who was active as ZA1TC, received the WAEDC 2011 Hero Award in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

DXPEDITION VIDEOS OF THE WEEK (New Feature). With more and more DXpeditions putting their videos on YouTube and other Web services, we decided to list them (possibly) each week. For this week's listings:

1976 - 7J1RL Okino Torishima Island -
English Ver. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoNABeU-hVk
JA Version - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMmxQ8IfsuY#!

1997 - BS7H Scarborough Reef - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y50WgagQIxM

2004 - ZK3SB Tokelau Island - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWowLbRn94E

2008 - YJ8TZ Vanuatu DXpedition - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaeQd0Lkdq0

2010 - 3B8/IZ4AKS and 3B9/IZ4AKS; Mauritius & Rodrigues Islands Micro-DXpedition - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4MCCZu_V3Y

2011 - YJ0VK Vanuatu DXpedition - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRxBOaGq37M
If you have a DXpedition video available on the Web and would like to have it listed in the OPDX, PLEASE send the URL to use and we will publish it.

EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS. Flavio, IW2NEF, will be active again as EA6/IW2NEF from Mallorca Island (EU-004) between June 16-27th. Activity will be on the HF bands, 6 meters and 2 meters. QSL via his home callsign.

EI & GI, IRELAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND. Dave, WJ2O, is expected to tour both Ireland and Northern Ireland as EI/WJ2O/m and GI/WJ2O/m, respectively, between July 8-19th. His schedule is as follows:
Ireland - July 8-15th and 19th
N. Ireland - July 16-18th
Activity will be on the HF bands, and he plans as to be in the IARU HF World Championships (July 14-15th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode from Ireland. QSL direct to his home callsign (see QRZ.com). For more information, see his Web site at: http://wj2o.com

FP/TO2, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON. Operators Yuri/VE3DZ and Victor/VA2WDQ/ VA2WA will be active as FP/VE3DZ and FP/VA2WA from Miquelon (NA-032) between July 20-31st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Look for them to use the special callsign TO2U for the CQWW VHF (July 21-22nd) and the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1824, 3524, 7024, 10114, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 3790, 7060/7140, 14240, 18140, 21240, 24940 and 28440 kHz
RTTY - 7041, 10142, 14084, 18104, 21084, 24914 and 28080 kHz
6m - 50.104/CW and 50.115/SSB
QSL cards will be available after the DXpedition via OQRS, by the Bureau or direct by using the PayPal system. For more details and updates, visit: http://www.to2u.contestgroupduquebec.com

HD081, ECUADOR. Members of the Quito Radio Club (HC1QRC) will be active as HD081QRC (Hotel Delta Zero Eighty One) between July 14-22nd. Activity will be on all bands, CW and SSB. The operation is to commemorate the founding of the Quito Radio Club 81 years ago. Equipment will include both modern and some beautifully restored vintage radios by Gustavo, HC1BG. QSL via HC1JQ, direct or by the Bureau.

HG, HUNGARY (WFF Op). The members of the Regional Radio Sport Club Puspokladany and quest operators will activate the rare Hevesi Fuves Pusztak Nature Reserve (HAFF-020) between July 13-16th. Operators mentioned are Zoli/HA0DX (Organizer), Viktor/HG0NAZ, Pista/HA0KA and Imi/HA0BW. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes, with up to 4 stations depending on the local situation. QSL via the HA QSL Bureau (via HA0HW).

IOTA NEWS..............

AS-074. Ian, 9M2FB, will be active from Pulau Ketam during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/24HR/CW-Mode/Dx- pedition entry. QSL via his home callsign direct (see QRZ.com).

EU-014. Peter, ON8VP, will be active as TK/ON8VP from Corsica (DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA 1390) between July 1-6th. Activity will be holiday style. QSL via his home callsign, the Bureau is preferred.

EU-015. The special event station SX9S will be active from Crete between July 1st and December 31st. This marks the 50th anniversary of the national park "Samaria Gorge" (SVFF-011). QSL via SV9AUE, by the Bureau or direct.

EU-075. Nikiforos, SV1EEX, will be active as SV1EEX/8 from Hydra Island until the middle of July. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and PSK. QSL via his home callsign (see details on QRZ.com).

NA-067. Jon, WB8YJF, will be active as WB8YJF/4 from Ocracoke Island (USI NC-001S) between July 22-29th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Operations will be on 80-10 meters using CW, RTTY, and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct (for a FAST reply) or by the Bureau.

NA-126. Operators Kevin/VE9MY and Linda/VE9GLF will be active from John's Island (CISA NS-127) before, during and after the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Both callsigns will be used as a Single-Op/Low-Power entries. QSL both callsigns via VE9MY (see QRZ.com), LoTW, direct or by the Bureau (prefered - E-mail requests are accepted). Visit: http://qsl.net/ve9my


ISWL CALLSIGNS (For July/August/Sepember). The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of June/August/Sepember Look for G4BJC and M1SWL to be used by several ISWL members in July, August and September, to mark the Olympic Games 2012 in the U.K. The operators and dates for both club callsigns are as follows:

G4BJC:

July 1-20th - GX4BJC - Arthur G-20358 / G0KOC - WAB: TQ62
July 21-27th - GO4BJC/A - John G-20579 / M0HEM - WAB: TQ48
July 28th-August 3rd - GO4BJC/A - Mike G-11331 / M0SMJ - WAB: SS20
August 4-10th - GO4BJC/A - Walt G-8343 / G3NYY - WAB: SO93
August 11-17th - GO4BJC/A - John G-11570 / G8XTJ - WAB: SP80
August 18-24th - GO4BJC/A - Peter G-20322 / G4VFG - WAB: SX65
August 25-31st - GO4BJC/A - Herbie G-20006 / G6XOU - WAB: TM22
September 1-7th - GO4BJC/A - Geof G-20665 / M0BAU - WAB: SJ37
September 8-9th - GO4BJC - Arthur G-20358 / G0KOC - WAB: TQ62
September 10-30th - to be notified

M1SWL:
July 1-20th - MX1SWL/A - Tom G-7964 / G3RPV - WAB: TL27
July 21-27th - MO1SWL/A - John G-11570 / G8XTJ - WAB: SP80
July 28th-August 3rd - MO1SWL/A - Peter G-20322 / G4VFG - WAB: SX65
August 4-10th - MO1SWL/A - Geof G-20665 / M0BAU - WAB: SJ37
August 11-17th - MO1SWL/A - Tony G-10476 / G4ZIB - WAB: SO87
August 18-24th - MO1SWL/A - Mike G-11331 / M0SMJ - WAB: SS20
August 25-31st - MO1SWL/A - Walt G-8343 / G3NYY - WAB: SO93
September 1-7th - MO1SWL/A - John G-20579 / M0HEM - WAB: TQ48
September 8-9th - MO1SWL/A - Herbie G-20006 / G6XOU - WAB: TM22
September 10-30th - MX1SWL/A - Tom G-796 4 / G3RPV - WAB: TL27

ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual operators. For more information, see <http://www.iswl.org.uk> or QRZ.com and eQSL.cc. NO LoTW.

K2, UNITED STATES (Update - Special Notice!!). The 4th annual "Original 13 Colonies - Independence Week - Special Event", has begun as of June 30th (OPDX.1067 for details). However, due to the effects of the severe storms in the Midwest and Northeast resulting in loss of power to many areas and the lack of propagation, the Special Event is being extended until midnight (0400Z) on Saturday 7 July (Sunday Zulu). Note that, due to other commitments, all colony operators may not be on the air at all times during that time period. They will do the best they can to help you get your contacts. PLEASE BE PATIENT! A SPOTTER's PAGE is available at: http://www.cwfun.org/funspots/us13

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 2-8th)....

Jul/02nd HN Jul/05th HN-AN Jul/07th AN
Jul/03rd HN Jul/06th AN Jul/08th HN
Jul/04th HN

SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE

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NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha

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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

KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA (Reminder). By the time you read this, members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC), Yuri/N3QQ and Dick/N7RO will be active from American Samoa until July 3rd. They are currently active as KH8PPG, but may sign KH8RRC, depending on how fast the FCC acts on their vanity callsign application from Pago Pago. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, with two stations on the air - one operating 100 watss and the other with 600 watts. Yuri tells OPDX that they "Plan to stay at hotel near the beach, and have a RTTY station ready to go, all tested/packed." QSL via N7RO. While there, they will install a UHF repeater system for the StarKist tuna plant, and also talk with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), as well as boat owners about a potential expedition in the future to Rose Atoll (OC-190); possibly during this winter (no dates yet).

KH9, WAKE ISLAND. Paul, N6PSE, reported on eHam.net that the Intrepid DX Group "has just received a letter from the USAF denying our request to do a DXpedition from Wake Island". The group submitted a request two years ago and then "recently sent a follow up letter". Paul also states [edited], "I had E-mailed WA2YUN when I learned he was working on Wake. This was well after we had sent our proposal to the DoD. Now that the Colonel responsible for the base has denied our request, we will focus on other rare entities."

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Hiro, JL1RXW, is now active as KH0XG from Tinian Island (OC-086) until July 3rd. Activity will be on the HF bands SSB only. QSNs show he is 40 and 15 meters. QSL via his home callsign ONLY, direct or by the Bureau. Don't send to the KH0 Bureau or TINIAN direct.

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Kirk, WE8A, will be active as WE8A/KH0 from Saipan (OC-086) between Thursday, July 26th, and Sunday, July 29th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, but with a focus on 30/17/12 meters using CW and SSB. Suggested operating frequencies on the 30/17/12 meter bands will be (+/- QRM): CW - 10106, 18071 and 24901 kHz SSB - 18136 and 24936 kHz QSL ONLY direct to: 5-1-35, Daikaidori, Kobe, 652-0803 JAPAN. Please do not send to the U.S. Bureau or JA Bureau. For more details and updates, go to: http://blog.zaq.ne.jp/kirc/category/5

PC100, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Look for special event station PC100NOM to be active between July 2-29th. Activity is to promote the 100th anniversary of The Netherlands Open Air Museum in Arnhem. The operator is Fred, PA0FAW, and he will be operating on CW, SSB and PSK, ..etc. Fred's reference numbers are DIG1487, ISWL PA-11092 and WAB-11722. QSL via PA0FAW, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL. No LoTW, SWLs are welcome.

PQ7/PW7, BRAZIL. Look for special event stations, PW7FD (SSB & Digital) and PQ7FD (CW), to be active between July 1-30th, in honor of the Brazilian Firefighters. Activity will be on 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters. QSL Manager is PS7AB (qrz.com), direct (SASE w/1 USD), or by the Bureau (QSLs from SWLs are welcome) or LoTW. For more information, see: http://www.ps7ab.com.br/pq7fd.htm

PT0, ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL ROCKS. A report on QRZ.com, states that a special event station, "PT0S is a DXpedition to St. Peter and St. Paul Archipelago in the Nov/Dec 2012 time frame. " A suggested URL (which seems to not be active yet) will be at: http://www.pt0s.com

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................

QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated July 1st)

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3A/DK1AF via DK1AF GP3ZME via G3ZME OH0/OK2BOB via OK2BOB
3B8/HB9ARY via HB9ARY HB0/E77QJ via DJ0QJ OM90ZSE via OM3PA
4O7VB via UA4WHX HB0/JA5AQC via JA5AQC OZ/DG1LHM via DG1LHM
5B4AHL via M0URX I1/F8ENY via F8ENY P3EU via 5B4AHO
DP7COTA via DL7RAG JH7DFZ/BY5CD via JH7DFZ R200BS via RK3CQ
E7/UA4WHX via UA4WHX KH0XG via JL1RXW TM0CEZ via F5CWU
EO2012EURO via UR5WA LZ12FDAY via LZ-Bureau VP2V/W9DR via W9DR
ES0/DL1RNW via DL1RNW OG5N via OH1CQ VY0/K9DXA via K9DXA
G0/OE8NIK via OE8NIK OH0/OK1AMM via OK1AMM ZA/Z35M via Z35M (d)
(d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW


Special event station 5P12EU has gone QRT on June 30th, at 2200z. The operators were very active the last two days to give the opportunity to have QSOs on as many bands as possible since an award is obtainable for QSO on 3 bands (Bronze), 5 bands (Silver) and 7 bands (Gold). The pdf-version of the award is free of charge. Details on QSLing and the Online QSL Request Service can be found here: http://logsearch-oz0j.oz0j.dk/5p12eu.asp DIRECT QSLS CARD WITH INSUFFICIENT PAYMENT WILL BE RETURNED VIA BUREAU. Logs will be uploaded or are now on LoTW. Details and rules for the award are available at: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2651703/5p12euAWARD.pdf http://www.oz5bd.dk/5p12eu/viewpage.php?page_id=6

Freddy, F5IRO, reports that all his logs for J28RO, J25DXA and 5X1RO,have been uploaded to LoTW.

QSL TC6BLH via TA1HZ, direct or by the Bureau. Members of the TC Special Wireless Activity Team (TCSWAT) and the Giresun Radio Amateurs and Nature Sports Club (GITRAD) activated the Boztepe Lighthouse, Sinop (built in 1863), this past weekend. This was the first activation of this lighthouse. For information on the "Western Black Sea Lighthouses On The Air", visit: http://www.tcswat.org/awards/WEBLOTA/index.html

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5P12EU, 6O0CW, A65EE, C6ANM, CM5FZ, CP1FF, E7DX, EA8/RW3DO, ER1MM, G3VMW, G4BUE, HK3TU, IZ0SPA, JH2UVL, K8MM, K9FY, KP4SJ, KT4ZB, LB9JE, LY2SA, N0UJJ, OK1DTM, OM5NL, OX3XR, OZ5RZ, PA1T, PY4XX, RA2FT, RN1ON, RN6AJ, RZ3QZ, SK5A, SP1RKR, SQ9NKW, SV5/G0TSM, TK5JJ, UA0BA, UT5EO, UT5UKY, VA5LF, VE1CHL, VE5MX, VK4CT, W7RTL, WI6I, WR5U, XF4DL, YO2CZW, YO3FRI and Z21BB

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3A2LF, 4Z5MU, 4W0VB, 9K2YM, 9M2AX, 9Q6AL, 9Y4LAS, BY8AC, CT1BWQ, CU3AK, DL1BI, EA9EU, EK6TA, EK7DX, ES1TU, ES3AX, EY7AD, FW0NAR, GQ7VJR, HK0NA, HK1NA, KH6/VE7AHA, MM0XAU, PJ5/SO6X, PJ5/SP6IXF, SU9VB, SV5BYR/5, T30D, UA0BA, V26E, V31IZ, YB8Y, YJ0VK, YV1FPT, ZK2C and ZL2MS

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!

ST2AR QRT. Robert, ST2AR, reports on QRZ.com that he is off the air! He states, "After 2 years, 7 months and 138,000 QSOs the switch has been finally pulled. Last QSO was made on the 9th of June on 24-CW. As I write, I'm on the way to Italy where Rome is my new duty station for the next 5-6 years. See you also from some of the beautiful Italian islands. Thanks to Ralph, K2PF, all ST2AR contacts are now uploaded to LoTW. I will work on the eQSL log after returning home during the summer."

TO2, ST. BARTHELEMY. Operators Ludovic/HB9EOU and Andre/HB9CVC will be active as TO2D from St. Barthelemy Island (NA-146) between July 22nd and August 4th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are: SSB - 7058/7180, 14195/14269, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz RTTY - 7035, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz 6m - 50118 kHz QSL via HB9EOU. For more details and udates, visit: http://st-barth.hb9eme.ch

TM70, FRANCE (Special Event). Operators Philippe/F5SKW, Dimitri/F5SWB, Freddy/F5IRO/J28RO, David/F8CRS, Yves-Michel/F5PRU, and possibly some other hams and French Servicemen will be active as TM70TRS or TM70TE from the 3rd floor of the Eiffel Tower, approximate 300 meters above the ground, between July 12-15th. Activity is to commemorate the 70th anni- versary of the French Army Signal Corps. Activity will be on CW, SSB and RTTY, and on the HF and VHF (JN18du) bands. Operations will be 24 hours each day. A special QSL card will be available. QSL via the F6KHX ARC or F5OGL, direct or by the REF QSL Bureau.

TT8, CHAD. Phil, F4EGS, will once again be active as TT8PK from N?djamena, until August 6th. Activity will be limited due to his work schedule and spare time. Operations last time were on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and some RTTY. QSL via F4EGS, by the Bureau or direct (see QRZ.com for details).

VY0, CANADA (Update). Rob, KC0VEU, is now active with his new callsign AD0AX/VY0 from Eureka, Ellesmere Island, in the Nunavut Territory (NA-008, Grid Loc. EQ79ax) until July 5th. He is there on official business. Some- time during his stay, and weather permitting, he will attempt to operate from the PEARL facility 15km away which is located at 80°N - 86°25'W, and therefore in the rare ER grid (ER60) for those who chase the CQ Grid Fields award and the rare ITU Zone 75. PEARL (the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory) is also a separate base for the Arctic Challenge <www.french-polar-team.fr>. This is Rob's fifth time on Ellesmere. QSL direct or by the Bureau to his home callsign.

XR, CHILE. Members of the Radio Club of Chile will be active as XR3HQ from the Chile HQ station in the IARU HF World Championships (July 14-15th). QSL via the Bureau.


Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin No. 1068.1

ANNOUNCEMENT [edited]


PT0S - DXpedition to St. Peter and St. Paul Rocks

June 30, 2012, Sao Paulo and Miami

The Araucaria DX Group, in conjunction with the TX3A Team, is pleased to announce a DXpedition to St. Peter and St. Paul Rocks, PY0S, under the callsign PT0S. The DXpedition will take place in the late November to mid December, 2012 time frame. The actual dates will depend on weather conditions and will be announced on the PT0S website, <PT0S.com>.

There has been an official ban on Amateur Radio activities from PY0S. Although the ban, which was created for environmental and safety reasons, remains in place, the Araucaria DX Group was given a special permit by Brazil's SECIRM (Secretaria da Comissao Interministerial para Os Recursos do Mar), the Brazilian Navy, Ministry of Environment and LABRE to conduct a two week long operation.

The operation will have a strong low band focus. There will be a dedicated 160 meter station operating on 160 meters from sunset to sunrise. A second station will be on 80 and 40 meters at night. During the day we will operate two stations on the higher bands -- and 6 meters -- based on conditions. RTTY will also be supported.

The DXpedition's goal is to give this rare and difficult entity to as many amateurs as possible, taking maximum advantage of this unique opportunity. The group will be using newly designed RX antennas and receiving equipment to allow small and QRP stations to work PT0S on all bands, but especially on 80 and 160 meters. For operating procedures and advice on how to maximize your chances of getting into the log, please visit <PT0S.com>.

All QSOs will be loaded onto LoTW within 36 hours of taking place.

Operators will be Fred Carvalho/PY2XB (PY2XB/PY0F, PQ0F, VP5/PY2XB, 8P9XB), Peter Sprengel/PP5XX/PY5CC (PY0FM, PW0T, HK0NA). Tomi Pekarik/HA7RY and George Wallner/AA7JV. Due to environmental considerations, we have been limited to four operators.

For further information and regular news updates please go to <PT0S.com>.

About:

The Araucaria DX Group

The Araucaria DX Group (GRUPO ARAUCARIA DE DX) was formed in the 70s by mostly Brazilian amateur radio enthusiasts. Today it has become a multi- national group focused on contesting and dxing. The group currently has 340 members, of which about 100 are from outside Brazil. The group includes 15 top of Honor Roll and several Contest Hall of Fame members. For details go to: http://www.araucariadx.com

TX3A Team:

The TX3A Team of HA7RY and AA7JV have conducted a number of two-man DX- peditions to Chesterfield Reef (TX3A), Mellish Reef (VK9GMW), Serrana Bank - Bajo Nouveo (5K0T) and Willis Islets (VK9WWI). The team focuses on putting difficult places on the air, especially on the low bands.

Background on St. Peter and St. Paul Archipelago

Due to their strategic importance, the Rocks of St. Peter and St. Paul are treated differently by the Brazilian government to other islands in its territory. The Secretariat of the Interministerial Commission for Sea Resources (SECIRM) manages the archipelago in a manner that maximizes protection of national and environmental interests in the region. The infrastructure of the archipelago is very complex. Researchers take turns constantly on the research station located on Belmonte islet. They conduct research in areas of geology, biology, oceanography, meteorology and other academic and national interest. The difficulties of access in terms of almost 1,000 km distance that separates this small part of the country from the continent, the absence of drinking water, the frequent earth- quakes; are just some of the difficulties encountered by the Brazilian government in managing the site.

As a consequence of several meetings with the Brazilian authorities, the organizers of the Expedition, represented by the Araucaria Dx Group's Chairman (PY5EG Atilano de Oms), had the opportunity to show the relevance of ham radio activity to the communications community as well how the DX- pedition intends to cooperate to meet the requirements of the occupation of the archipelago and demonstrate its compatibility with the ongoing activities. The Brazilian Navy through SECIRM is giving total support to the expedition.

Due the fact that the archipelago is a very important natural Brazilian reserve, a special permit from Ministry of Environment (ICMBIOS) has been issued (NR 01-2012).

The expedition has also received a fundamental support from the Brazilian Amateur Radio League LABRE, as well from ANATEL (Agencia Nacional de Tele- comunicacoes). A special call has been assigned PT0S. During all contacts with the Brazilian entities, we emphasized the importance of the work done by radio amateurs and reciprocity that could derive from this under- standing. The operation is aimed not only at bringing this rare location to the DX community, but also to demonstrate that Amateur Radio is in fact totally compatible with the scientific and environmentally sensitive nature of the St. Peter and St. Paul Archipelago.

The Araucaria DX Group greatly appreciates the understanding and support of all its friends and Brazilian authorities.

Additional Background:

The archipelago of St. Peter and St. Paul is a group of small rocky islands and rocky which is situated in the central equatorial Atlantic Ocean, lying 627 km from the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, 986 km the nearest point on the mainland and 1010 km from Natal, in Rio Grande do Norte. It was declared as part of the Brazilian territory, according to IBGE belonging to the state of Pernambuco, despite being closer to the state of Rio Grande do Norte. In 1998 a scientific station was opened on the island Belmonte, initiating the program Archipelago of Sao Pedro and Sao Paulo (Proarquipelago) administered by the Secretariat of the Inter- ministerial Commission for Sea Resources (SECIRM). The permanent presence of scientists in scientific station is required to prove the livability in the archipelago, which is seen as crucial for its international recognition as the archipelago as Brazilian territory.


Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin No. 1068.2

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Special Bulletin No. 1068.2
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July 4, 2012
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, W2VU and N6PSE for the following DX information.

3D2C, CONWAY REEF (Press Release). Paul Ewing, N6PSE, sent out the following press release #1 on July 3rd: "The World-Wide DX Group, led by Hrane Milosevic-YT1AD, is pleased to announce our next DXpedition, as 3D2C from the remote South-Pacific atoll of Conway Reef. This Dxpedition will take place from September 24th to October 5th, 2012. The World-Wide DX Group is the same group which brought you the recent 3D2C Rotuma Island Dxpedition in September, 2011.
Our primary objective is to activate Conway Reef with a goal of providing as many DXers as possible a "new one" with this rare DXCC entity and, as a secondary objective, to give as many band-slots as possible. We will target European contacts during those periods when propagation is possible and we will ask JA and North America to stand buy during those brief periods when the bands are open to EU.
The team consists of sixteen operators including: Leader-Hrane Milozevic- YT1AD, Co-Leader Alex Romanov-UA4HOX, Co-Leader Paul Ewing-N6PSE, Dave Flack-AH6HY, David Jorgensen-WD5COV, Vasily Kozerodov-RW4NW, Dr. Alan Eshelman-K6SRZ-Team Physician, Alan Maenchen-AD6E, Sergej Yanovsky-RZ3FW, Craig Thompson-K9CT, Stanislav Vatev-LZ1CG, George Williams-N6NKT, Alexander Kuznetsov-RW3RN, Peter Sprengel-PY5CC and Mike Flowers-K6MKF. Our QSL Manager is Hrane Milosevic-YT1AD. We will have OQRS, we will accept direct and bureau QSL cards. We plan to upload our logs to Club Log on a daily basis.
At this time, we are seeking Foundation, Club and individual support for this Dxpedition. You can find out more about our plans at our website: http://www.yt1ad.info/3d2c/index.html
Thank you,
The World-Wide-DX Group"

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CQ NEW (Press Release). Richard Moseson, W2VU, sent out the following press release on July 3rd: "Logbook of the World Support for CQ WPX Award Goes "Live" -- Participants in CQ magazine's WPX award program may now use the American Radio Relay League's Logbook of the World (LoTW) system to apply for the WPX award and its endorsements. Amateurs will be able to use LoTW logs to generate lists of confirmed contacts to be submitted for WPX credit. Standard LoTW credit fees and CQ award fees will apply. LoTW support for the WPX award went 'live' on July 2. Logbook of the World is the ARRL's electronic confirmation system for amateur radio contacts. It provides a confirmation when both stations in a contact submit their logs to the system and a match between the logs is confirmed.
The application process for the WPX award via LoTW is the same as applying for ARRL-sponsored awards (such as DXCC and Worked All States), according to ARRL, which adds that Logbook users will notice that a WPX account has automatically been created for them on their LoTW awards page. ARRL adds that amateurs wishing to apply for the WPX Award via Logbook of the World will pay 12 cents for each QSO they use in their application. A separate fee for the WPX Award (and endorsements) is payable to CQ: Subscribers will be charged $6 for each award, while non-subscribers will be charged $12 for each award. Endorsement stickers are $1 each. WPX is the first non-ARRL award supported by LoTW. Support for the rest of CQ's operating achievement awards - including Worked All Zones (WAZ), the USA-Counties Award (USA-CA) and the CQ DX and DX Field Awards - will be phased in over time.
ARRL (www.arrl.org (http://www.arrl.org)) is the National Association for Amateur Radio in the United States and publisher of QST magazine. CQ Communications, Inc. <www.cqcomm.com> is publisher of CQ Amateur Radio magazine and is the world's largest independent publisher of amateur radio magazines, books and videos."

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This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

MOZAMBIQUE, C9. Ivor, ZS1WY, is currently active as C91IW and is expected to be there over the next year. QSL via ZS1WY.

MOROCCO, 5C13. Look for Moroccan amateur radio operators to use the special prefix 5C13 until July 27. Activity is in celebration of the 13th anniversary of the crowning of Mohammed VI King of Morocco.

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, 9Y. Members of the Trinidad And Tobago Amateur Radio Society will be active as 9Y4HQ during the IARU HF World Championships. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via DF2RG only, direct or by the Bureau.

IRELAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND, EI/GI. Dave, WJ2O, is expected to tour both Ireland (July 8 to 15 and July 19) as EI/WJ2O/m and Northern Ireland (July 16 to 18) as GI/WJ2O/m. Activity will be on the HF bands, and he plans as to be in the IARU HF World Championships as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode from Ireland. QSL direct to home call.

ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON, FP/TO2. Operators Yuri, VE3DZ and Victor, VA2WDQ/VA2WA will be active as FP/VE3DZ and FP/VA2WA between July 20 and 31. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Look for them to use the special call sign TO2U for the CQWW VHF and RSGB IOTA Contests.

ECUADOR, HD. Members of the Quito Radio Club (HC1QRC) will be active as HD081QRC between July 14 and 22. Activity will be on all bands, CW and SSB. The operation is to commemorate the founding of the Quito Radio Club 81 years ago. QSL via HC1JQ, direct or by the Bureau.

HUNGARY, HG. The members of the Regional Radio Sport Club Puspokladany will activate the rare Hevesi Fuves Pusztak Nature Reserve (HAFF-020) from July 13 to 16. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes, with up to 4 stations depending on the local situation. QSL via the HA QSL Bureau (via HA0HW).

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Kirk, WE8A, will be active as WE8A/KH0 from Saipan (OC-086) from July 26 to 29. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, but with a focus on 30, 17 and 12 meters using CW and SSB. QSL direct only to: 5-1-35, Daikaidori, Kobe, 652-0803 JAPAN.

THE NETHERLANDS, PC. Look for special event station PC100NOM to be active until July 29. Activity is to promote the 100th anniversary of The Netherlands Open Air Museum in Arnhem. Operator Fred, PA0FAW, will be using CW, SSB and PSK. QSL via PA0FAW, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL.

BRAZIL, PQ7/PW7. Look for special event stations, PW7FD (SSB and Digital) and PQ7FD (CW), to be active until July 30, in honor of the Brazilian Firefighters. Activity will be on 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters. QSL to PS7AB direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

ST. BARTHELEMY, TO2. Operators Ludovic, HB9EOU and Andre, HB9CVC will be active as TO2D between July 22 and August 4. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using SSB and RTTY. QSL via HB9EOU.

FRANCE, TM70. Operators Philippe, F5SKW, Dimitri, F5SWB, Freddy, F5IRO/J28RO, David, F8CRS, Yves-Michel, F5PRU, and possibly others will be active as TM70TRS or TM70TE from the 3rd floor of the Eiffel Tower, approximately 300 meters above the ground, from July 12 to 15. Activity is to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the French Army Signal Corps. Operations will be on CW, SSB and RTTY, on the HF and VHF bands, 24 hours a day. A special QSL card will be available. QSL via the F6KHX ARC or F5OGL, direct or by the REF QSL Bureau.

CHAD, TT8. Phil, F4EGS, will be active as TT8PK from N'djamena, until August 6. Activity will be limited due to his work schedule and spare time. QSL via F4EGS, the Bureau or direct.

CHILE, XR. Members of the Radio Club of Chile will be active as XR3HQ from the Chile HQ station in the IARU HF World Championships. QSL via the Bureau.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The 070 Club Firecracker PSK31 Sprint, Venezuelan Independence Day Contest, DL DX RTTY Contest, Straight Key Weekend Sprintathon, DARC 10 Meter Digital Corona and QRP ARCI Summer Homebrew contests are all on tap for this weekend. Please see July QST, page 77 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Websites for details.

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UA6JD
07-06-2012, 07:03 PM
7 July 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1105

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3D2_cr - The 3D2C team [425DXN 1080] now includes sixteen operators (AD6E, AH6HY, K6MKF, K6SRZ, K9CT, LZ1CG, N6NKT, N6PSE, PY5CC, RW3RN, RW4NW, RZ3FW, UA4HOX, WD5COV and YT1AD). They will leave Suva (Fiji Islands) for Conway Reef on 24 September around 18 local time (6 UTC), and will return in the night between 5 and 6 October. Their "primary objective is to provide as many DXers as possible a 'new one' with this rare DXCC entity" and their "secondary objective is to give as many band-slots as possible". They will target European contacts during those periods when propagation is possible. Plans are to upload their logs to Club Log on a daily basis. QSL via YT1AD. There will be an OQRS for direct and bureau QSL cards. Band plan and further information ca be found at http://www.yt1ad.info/3d2c/index.html [TNX N6PSE]

7X - Special event stations 7T50I (operated by Radio Club Algiers), 7U50I and 7V50I (both operated by Radio Club Laghouat), 7W50I (operated by Radio Club Bou-Saada) and 7Y50I (operated by Radio Club Mostaganem) will be active through the end of the year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the indipendence of Algeria. Information on the relevant award can be found at qrz.com under any of the callsign above. [TNX IARU Region 1]

BV - Look for BO0M to be active from Matsu Island (AS-113) on 27-30 July, IOTA Contest included. QSLling instructions can be found at http://art.ham.org.tw/en/qsl_en.aspx [TNX NG3K]

EI - Olivier, ON4EI will be active as EI8GQB on 7-31 July using an hybrid wind-solar power system from his caravan. He will participate in the IOTA Contest as EI1A. QSL for both callsigns via bureau to ON4EI. A Live Information Banner as well as daily updates with pictures and videoes will be available at http://www.qrz.com/db/EI8GQB [TNX ON4EI]

ES - RD1AR, SP7DPJ, SQ7OXU and UA1ANA will be active as ES0W from Ruhnu Island (EU-178) on 26-30 July, IOTA Contest included. QSL via SP7DPJ, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]

F - To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the French Army Signal Corps and to honour French radio pioneer and army general Gustave-Auguste Ferrie (1868-1932), special event station TM70TE will be active on 12-14 July from the 3rd level of the Tour Eiffel. Expect activity on the HF and VHF bands, SSB and CW. QSL via F5KBB, direct or bureau.

F - Jacky, F4EGH (SSB) and Leon, ON4ZD (CW) will be active as TM0BI from Fort Boyard Island (EU-032) on 25-26 July. They will be QRV from 7 UTC to 16 UTC each day, as they are not allowed to stay overnight. QSL via ON4ZD, direct or bureau. [TNX ON4ZD]

F - Peter ON8ZZ and his son Frederik ON3NT will be active as F/OT9Z from the Chausey Islands (EU-039) on 27-29 July. They will also participate in the IOTA Contest as TM7T. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

F - Look for F6KUF/p to be active from Noirmoutier Island (EU-064) on 20-21 August. Activity will be on 80-10 metres SSB, CW and possibily PSK/RTTY. QSL via home call. [TNX F5TRO]

FM - Lars, K9FY will be active holiday style as TO5U from Martinique (NA-107) on 11-18 July. He will be QRV on all bands SSB and CW. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.

G - In the IARU HF World Championship (14-15 July), and transmitting from several DXCC Entities within the UK, the RSGB HQ team will be using the special callsign GO2HQ to celebrate the London Olympics. QSL via M0OXO and LoTW. Further information can be found at www.gr2hq.com. [TNX GM3WOJ]

G - 2O12L (Two Oscar One Two Lima) will be the callsign of the London amateur radio station for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Five stations (three on HF and two on VHF) will be active from 25 July to 9 September. QSL via G4WNF, direct or bureau (e-mail requests for bureau cards can be sent to g4wnf[@]mac.com), and LoTW. Further information at www.2o12l.com

HA - HA0BW, HA0DX, HA0KA and HG0NAZ will be active as HG0WFF from the Hevesi Fuves Pusztak nature reserve on 13-16 July. They plan to operate SSB, CW and digital modes on the HF bands with up to four stations. QSL via HA0HW, bureau preferred. [TNX HA0HW]

HB9 - The teams of HB9IRC and Insubria Radio Club (IQ2IR) will be operating from Mount Bar, in southern Switzerland, during the weekend. HB9IRC will be located at hut and will be active on 7-8 July, while a second station will be activated as HB9SOTA on 8 July from the summit of Mount Bar. Expect activity on the HF bands CW and SSB and on 145.350 MHz. [TNX HB9TZA]

HC - Celebrating their 81st anniversary, members of Quito Radio Club (HC1QRC) will be active as HD081QRC on 14-22 July. They will be QRV on all bands CW and SSB, using both modern equipment and some vintage radios "beautifully restored by Gustavo, HC1BG". QSL via HC1JQ, direct or bureau. [TNX NE8Z]

I - Look for Dario, IZ4UEZ to be active holiday style as ID9/IZ4UEZ from Lipari Island (EU-017) on 6-11 July. He will operate SSB, possibily with some RTTY. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

I - Members of ARMI Taranto and the 599 DX Team will be active as IJ7T from San Pietro Island (EU-073) on 20-22 July. They will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via IK7WDS. An OQRS for direct and bureau cards will be available on Club Log. Further information will be available at www.armi.ta.it [TNX IZ7AUH]

LA - Thomas, SM3DMP will be active holiday style as LA/SM3DMP from Otroy (EU-056) on 18-20 July. He will operate mainly CW on 30, 20 and 17 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

LA - Waldi, SP7IDX and Mek, SP7VC will be active as LA/SP7IDX and LA/SP7VC from Mageroya (EU-044) on 20-29 July. They will operate SSB and RTTY with two stations on 80-6 metres, and will participate in the IOTA Contest. During their travel to Mageroya, on 19-20 July, they might stop and be active as SM/SP7VC and SM/SP7IDX from Seskaro Island (EU-139). QSL via home calls. [TNX DX Coffee]

LX - Radioamateurs du Luxembourg will be represented in the IARU HF World Championship (14-15 July) by LX75HQ. This is the HQ special callsign celebrating the LX Amateur Radio Association's 75th anniversary. Information on the award for contacting LX75HQ, LX75RL and ordinary LX stations during the year 2012 can be found at www.rlx.lu. [TNX LX2A]

OZ - DL2JRM, DO2XX and DO6XX will be active as OZ/homecall from Vendsyssel-Thy (EU-171) on 7-21 July. Look for OZ/DO6XX and OZ/DO2XX on 80-10 metres SSB, while OZ/DL2JRM will also operate CW. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org

PA - Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Open Air Museum in Arnhem, Fred PA0FAW will be active as PC100NOM until 29 July. QSL via PA0FAW, direct and bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]

PY - The Perdigueiros Radio Team will be active as PR5D from Ilha do Mel (SA-047) on 27-29 July, IOTA Contest included. QSL via PY5DC, direct only. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

PY0S - Fred/PY2XB, Peter/PP5XX (PY5CC), Tomi (HA7RY) and George (AA7JV) will be active as PT0S from St. Peter and St. Paul Rocks (SA-014) for two weeks in the late November to mid-December time frame. The actual dates will depend on weather conditions and will be announced on the PT0S website (see below). Amateur radio activities are still banned from the archipelago [425DXN 1088], but the the Araucaria DX Group has been given a special permit to conduct this DXpedition. The operation will have a strong low band focus. There will be a dedicated station operating on 160 metres from sunset to sunrise. A second station will be on 80 and 40 metres at night. During the day there will be two stations on the higher bands - and 6 metres - depending on conditions. RTTY will also be supported. QSL via HA7RY (OQRS for direct and bureau cards will be available on the website) and LoTW (the logs will be uploaded "generally within 36 hours of the QSO taking place"). For further information and regular updates please visit http://pt0s.com/

SM - Lars, SM6CUK will be active as SA6G/7 from Ven Island (EU-137) on 25-30 July, IOTA Contest included. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]

SV - The Radio Amateur Association of Greece (RAAG) will activate special callsign SX1GR from the Acropolis of Athens on 18-22 July. Expect activity on the HF bands SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31, as well as on 6 and 2 metres. QSL via bureau. [TNX SV1RP]

SV9 - Claude, HB9CRX will be active as SV9/HB9CRX from Kissamos, Crete (EU-015) on 9-21 July. He will operate CW QRP on 30-6 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX F5NQL]

TA - TC0KLH (and not TC2KLH as previously announced) will be the callsign to be used from Kefken Island (AS-159) on 27-29 July, IOTA Contest included [425DXN 1102]. QSL preferably via the TA bureau. [TNX TA1HZ]

UA - Special callsign UE95K will be in use on 14-22 July from Bryansk in memory of Pavel M. Kamozin, World War II fighter ace and twice Hero of the Soviet Union. QSL via RV3YR. [TNX RV3YR]

UA - Members of the Russian Robinson Club are planning to be active from IOTA groups AS-061 (Ratmanova/Big Diomede Island) and AS-092 (Bering Sea Coast South group) in July-August. A special callsign, RI0K, has been granted for use bewteen 15 July and 28 August. [TNX DX World]

UA - Vladimir, UA0LCZ will be active as RI0NZ from Popov Island (AS-066) on 24-30 July. Before the IOTA Contest he will concentrate on CW (3507, 7007, 10107, 14017, 18067, 21017, 24897 and 28017 kHz). QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX UA0LCZ]

V3 - Henry W5HNS (V31WH), Jay K0BCN (V31MX) and Marty W5MRM (V31MO) will be active from Caye Caulker (NA-073) on 23-31 July. They will operate CW, PSK and SSB on 40-10 metres. During the IOTA Contest they will use V31MX and alternate SSB and CW. QSL via home calls or LoTW. [TNX W5HNS]

W - Jon, WB8YJF, will be active as WB8YJF/4 from Ocracoke Island (NA-067) on 22-29 July, IOTA Contest included. He will operate CW, RTTY and SSB on 80-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct and bureau. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]


CHANNEL ISLANDS ---> Peter ON8ZZ and his son Frederik ON3NT will be active as MU/OT9Z from Guernsey (EU-114) on 16-20 July. They also plan to operate from the islands of Herm (17 July), Sark (18 July) and Alderney (19 July). On 20-26 July they will be active as MJ/OT9Z from Jersey (EU-013). QSLs via ON3NT, direct or bureau, and LoTW. They have a website at http://dxpeditionchannelislands.weebly.com


NORTHERN EUROPE TOUR ---> Paolo, I2AE is touring northern Europe (Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark) until late July, and plans to operate holiday style from a number of WFF sites, islands, lighthouses etc. "he will find on his way". Look for him around 14244 and 7144 kHz, with some possibile activity also on 6 metres. [TNX I2JJR]


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Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

DX WORLD GUIDE ---> The third edition of the "DX World Guide", by Franz Lagner (DJ9ZB), is the first edition using color throughout and the first to be entirely in English. The 384-page book includes detailed entries for well over 300 DX "entities". It is available in both print and digital (CD) formats; orders can be placed on the CQ Communications on-line store at http://store.cq-amateur-radio.com.


LOTW & WPX ---> The ARRL launched the integration of Logbook of The World (LoTW) with CQ Magazine's Worked All Prefixes (WPX) Award on 2 July. A WPX account has automatically been created for Logbook users on their awards page, and they will be able to use LoTW to generate lists of confirmed contacts to be submitted for WPX credit. Standard LoTW credit fees and CQ award fees will apply. Further information on www.arrl.org (News section).


NORTH KOREA ---> Rick, K6VVA has been working for quite some time on a "P5 CW Only & IOTA AS-197 Project" which now appears to be having interesting developments. "It has been a very long 6 years thus far", Rich says, "but I believe the time has finally come to fish or cut bait". Rick is "not seeking any donations at this point, but rather only an indication of the level of potential contributions for the related humanitarian purposes likely required in order for approval of this project and issuance of a P5 license". Read the details at www.k6vva.com/p5/



QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's web site has been updated. Fourteen different galleries include more than 10,000 cards for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2004-11), the 61 deleted DXCC Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Magrebh from 1947 to 1962, D5 and DL5 stations from 1945 to 1962 (soon to be enlarged to include D2/DL2 and D4/DL4 stations), Antarctic bases & TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises), the various French DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Americas (from 1945 to 1970), pre-1945 countries, French Departments and CONUS. plus a gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC. Your participation is encouraged - please visit www.LesNouvellesdx.fr and send your comments to lesnouvellesdx[@]free.fr [TNX F6AJA]


QSL MANAGER OF THE YEAR ---> The Golist QSL Manager Data Service is reviving its QSL Manager of the Year Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize the service provided by QSL managers to the world wide DX community. The definition of a QSL Manager for this award is "any person who confirms contacts via printed QSL card for any station other than their primary call sign". A plaque, donated by DX Publishing, Inc., publisher of QRZ-DX and The DX Magazine, will be awarded to the QSL Manager of the Year selected, at the W4DXCC Convention held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in September 2012. Nominations will be accepted from DX and Contest clubs, which are encouraged to poll their members for their nominations for the Top 5 QSL Managers for 2012. Each club should tabulate the votes of their members and submit to the Golist the Top 5 vote getters. The deadline is 1 August 2012. The recognized format for clubs submission is: Club Name; Club Officer (Name, Call Sign, club office and email address); Top 5 QSL Manager Nominees (list name and callsign); put QSL Manager of the Year-2012 in the subject line and sent the message to golist[@]gmail.com. [TNX K1XN]


TOP LISTS ---> The latest Topband, Topmode and Toplist listings are now available at www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html. QSOs confirmed through LoTW or included in on-line logs are eligible for listing. Send your scores, as well as any request for further information, to Luciano Lucini, IK2QPO (ik2qpo[@]425dxn.org).


+ SILENT KEYS + Gian Carlo Bavassano (I1RBJ) passed away on 5 July at 66 years of age.


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QSLs received direct or through managers: 3A2LF, 3C0E, 3C6A, 3DA0FC, 3V8BB, 3Y8XSA, 4W0VB, 4Z5MU, 5N7M, 6O0CW, 6O3A, 6V7S, 7X5QB, 8P6EX, 9K2YM, 9L0W, 9M0L, 9M2AX, 9M6YBG, 9Q6AL, 9Y4LAS, A43MI (AS-014), A52JY, A52KJ, A92GE, AA1BU/KP2, AP2JZB, BA1KW, BX4AD, BY8AC, C31CT, C31PP, C6AGW (NA-048), C91JD, CE2WQ, CP4BT, CU3AK, CX2TQ, E51NNN, EA9EU, EA9IB, EI100T, EK6TA, EK7DX, ER1DA, ES1TU, ES3AX, EY7AD, EY8MM, FG8NY, FR1LB, FS/K9EL, FW0NAR (OC-054), FW0NAR/p (OC-118), HI6PLE/7, HK0NA, HR5/F2JD, HS0ZKG (AS-101), IH9WKH, J5V, J6/NX8L, J69MV, J79IU, J79XB, JY5HX, KG2A/VP9, KH6/VE7AHA, KH8/N9YU, LA/DL5DSM/p (EU-141), LX1NJ, MM0XAU, MU0FAL, OD5NJ, OD5PY, OM7M, PJ5/SO6X, PJ5/SP6IXF, PJ7/IK2QPR, PJ7AZ, PJ7TM, PZ5RO, PZ5T, S79RR, SM0/JH0CJH, SU9VB, SV2ASP/A, SV5BYR/5, T30D, TA3J/0 (AS-115), TJ6RM, TX8CW, UA0BA, UA0C, V26E, V31IZ, V5/DH3WO, V5/DJ2HD, V85SS, VK6YS/p (OC-199), WP3Y, XU7DLH, YB8Y (OC-221), YI1RZ, YJ0VK, YV1FPT, YW3Y, YW5PI (SA-048), ZA100I, ZD7VC, ZK2C, ZL7VR.


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SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1069

Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1069

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1069
BID: $OPDX.1069
July 9, 2012
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, ARRL Web page, K1XN & GoList, NG3K & ADXO, NJ1Q & W1AW, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, W5HNS, W5SJ/4, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, KQ8M, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, 9A1AA, AT International, DJ7IK, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, GM3WOJ, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, ON4EI, ON4ZD, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SV1RP, 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, 1st-July, through Sunday, 8th-July there were 210 countries active. Countries available: 1A, 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J5, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH3, KH6, KH8, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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" (WFWL).

1A, SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA (Wrap-up). The 1A0C operation went QRT on July 5th. As per their Web page, the 1A0C operation made 40957 QSOs with 14479 unique callsigns (14735/CW, 20268/SSB, 5950/RTTY and 4/FM). Breakdown by continent is as follows: 427/AF, 3226/AS, 27142/EU, 9320/NA, 288/OC and 554/SA. QSL via OQRS or LoTW. The OQRS is now available online at: http://www.1a0c.com/qsl-information

3B9, RODRIGUES ISLAND. A team of operators from Switerland known as the "Radio 7 Team" will be active as 3B9SP from Rodrigues Island (AF-017) between October 16-23rd. Operators currently mentioned are Manfred/HB9ACA, Michel/HB9BOI, Herbert/HB9BOU, Eugen/HB9BQP, Nicolas/HB9CYF, Cedric/ HB9HFN, Bertrand/HB9SLO, Fritz/HB9TNA and Alain/HB9TYJ. The pilot station will be Sebastien/HB9ICC and the coordination in Mauritius is Jacky, 3B8CF. Their goal is to set up three amateur radio stations that can be run together on different Amateur Radio bands. Mostly one on CW, one on SSB and the third running special modes like RTTY and PSK31. They hope to use small 400 watt solid state amplifiers for the CW and SSB stations. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using two 3 element Spiderbeams (20/17/ 15/12/10m), verticals for 40/30/20m, a Butternut HF2V for 160/80/40m and a Slim Jim for 6 meters. QSL via HB9ACA direct or use the OQRS on ClubLog. The logs will be uploaded to LotW within 6 months after the DX Operation.

7T50/7U50/7V50/7W50/7Y50, ALGERIA. Members of the "Amateurs Radio Algeriens" (ARA - 7X2ARA) will be active using special prefixes to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Algerian Independence between now and December 31st. A special award/diploma is available for obtaining 50 points by working the following stations:
7T50I - Official Station (RC Algiers); 10 points; QSL via 7X2ARA
7W50I - Radio Club Station from East and South East area (RC Bou-Saada); 5 points; QSL via 7X2ARA
7V50I & 7U50I - Radio Club Stations from the south zone (RC Laghouat); 5 points; QSL via 7X2ARA
7Y50I - Radio Club Station from the West and South West area (RC Mos- taganem; 5 points; QSL via 7X2ARA
7X ordinary Algerian stations; 3 points
Complete details about the award are available on QRZ.com under any of the above special callsigns.

9A20, CROATIA (Special Event/Contest). This year the Croatian Radio Amateur Association team will participate in the IARU HF World Championship (July 14-15th) using the special callsign 9A20HQ. They shall be active on all six bands and both modes. QSOs with 9A20HQ are valid for the "20th Anni- versary of the 9A prefix" award and will be automatically confirmed via the Bureau - no need to send your cards. Details/rules for the "20th Anniversary of 9A prefix" can be found on: http://www.hamradio.hr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2116&Itemid=798

9H, MALTA. Giammario, IK0PEA, will be active as 9H3EA from Bugibba near La Valletta between August 5-17th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands plus 6 meters. He will be using a Kenwood TS 480-SAT with a vertical antenna. He may also use a dipole antenna for better performance on 30 and 40 meters. Focus will be on the Digital modes and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

AFRICAN TOUR (6W & C5). Dom, M1TKA, will activate two African countries during the month of August. His tentative schedule is as follows:
August 15-22nd - Senegal; Callsign 6W/M1KTA
August 22-29th - Gambia; Callsign C5/M1KTA
Activity will be on most HF bands using SSB, PSK and CW (in that order). He also mentions that he will use 6 meters if open from Senegal. For more information and updates, visit his Blog page at: http://m1kta-qrp.blogspot.com

AP, PAKISTAN. Operators Asad/AP2AUM, Muhammad/AP2MF and Khalid/AP2MKS will be active as AP2ARS from Swat District between 1300z July 14th and 1900z July 15th. They will operate from an elevation of 2300m ASL using frequencies 7050 and 14150 kHz, and the satellites. Power output will be 150 watts to an Inverted V dipole for HF and an egg beater for the satellite communications (Grid Locater: MM65HH). QSL via: PARS AP2ARS, P.O.BOX 1450, Islamabad, 44000, Pakistan.

CY9, ST. PAUL ISLAND (Update). The CY9M Team posted the following press release (#3) on July 6th [edited]: "Very soon it's time for an inter- national team of 10 amateur radio operators to board their flights to Nova Scotia, Canada, to participate in the expedition to St. Paul Island, a top-40 'most wanted' DXCC. Quick Facts: CY9M St. Paul Island, July 26th-August 1st, 160-6 meters,QSL via M0URX.
Once the team arrives at St. Paul, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, we plan to unpack and prepare six Elecraft K3 transceivers, four amplifiers, raise three Hex Beams and a number of other antennas in order to be active all bands from 160 through 6 meters CW, SSB and Digital.
The power station consists of three generators that will constantly charge three large battery tanks for maximum efficiency. We plan to consume more that 500 litres of fuel, large amounts of camping food and other 'necessities', including several hundred litres of water – all of which are not found on the island.
The team, together with 2 tons of equipment and supplies, head out to sea on a 42 foot motor vessel on the evening of 25th July or on the morning of the 26th depending on weather. We expect to be active starting July 26th and continuously rock the bands until August 1st, weather permitting. Participation throughout the IOTA contest.
After the activity, all contacts will be verified via LoTW and for those who want paper QSL, Tim Beaumont, M0URX, lends us his excellent manager services. The log will be available through ClubLog, likely after the expedition.
The activity is supported both financially and through the loan of equipment by several large clubs such as NCDXF, GDXF, ARRL and companies like Elecraft, Acom and DX Engineering. But we are most proud that so many individual amateur operators and DX chasers contribute to the activity out of their own pocket.
If you would like to donate any amount to the CY9M St. Paul Island Dxpedition, please click here: http://www.cy9m.com/donor
Feel free to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news updates.
We look forward to working you from St. Paul Island, a top 40 most wanted DXCC.
73, CY9M Team, St. Paul Island DXpedition

Bill, N2WB Kevin, VE3EN
George, EA2TA Steve, VA3FM
Christian, EA3NT Victoria, SV2KBS
Simon, IZ7ATN Bjorn, SM0MDG
Col, MM0NDX Mike, AB5EB"
The following media pages are available for this operation at:
Website: http://www.cy9m.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/CY9M (https://twitter.com/#%21/CY9M)
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CY9M.2012

DIAMOND DXCC (Additional Diamond DXCC Tools and Reports Now Available). The ARRL Web page reports, "The Diamond DXCC Award, celebrating the 75th anniversary of DXCC, has proven to be popular around the world. Nearly 700 applications have been filed, with K3RA presently sitting atop the list with 200 of the 231 possible entities in the log. Some incredibly rare places have been on the air in 2012 so far, including Tibet and Socotra Island! Recently ARRL has been able to add some additional tools and reports to the Diamond DXCC system. An online form has been added that is similar to the Online DXCC application. The Diamond DXCC application works the same way, except it is tailored to work for just the Diamond DXCC entities." For the complete report and more details, visit: http://www.arrl.org/news/view/additional-diamond-dxcc-tools-and-reports-now-available

DXPEDITION VIDEOS OF THE WEEK. With more and more DXpeditions putting their videos on YouTube and other Web services, we decided to list them (possibly) each week. For this week's listings:
1993 - AH1A Howland Island DXpedition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZuIxN-85js
2006 - 5A7A Libya DXpedition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJOfy8MZLYY
2011 - A71DLH Qatar DXpediiton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0f0zo-fSJ0
If you have a DXpedition 'video' available on the Web and would like to have it listed in the OPDX, PLEASE send the URL to use and we will publish it.

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Update). Norman, 5B4AIF, will be active as E51E from a villa in Tautu Village on Aitutaki Island (OC-083) between December 10th and January 5th (2013). Activity will be holiday style using just basic antennas. Norman states, "I hope to have the HF2V for 40/80m. Shipped in advance everything else will travel with us. Inverted V's will be used for other bands unless I can get something 2nd hand to leave there. The radio will be a IC-7000, the amp will have the full legal power of 400 watts. I would like to operate at least SSB and RTTY, I am learning CW so if I am feeling able I will do some slow morse, but if no one sends slowly I will have to try another mode." Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1825, 3525, 7020, 10105, 14025, 18075, 21025, 24895 and 28025 kHz
SSB - 1840, 3793, 7185, 14215, 18160, 21295, 24950 and 28485 kHz
RTTY - 3630, 7035, 10145, 14090, 18105, 21090, 24925 and 28090 kHz
6m - 50105/CW and 50130/SSB
QSL via EB7DX only. He is a ClubLog user. He now has a Web page up and running with a "bands/modes" needs survey available at: http://aitutaki2012.com

EF8, CANARY ISLANDS. Luis, EA8AY, will be active as EF8X from Tenerife Island (IOTA AF-004, DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276, EAA TF) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-band entry. QSL via W2GR. Visit his Web site at: http://www.ea8ay.com/ef8x

EI1/EI8/EI80, IRELAND. Olivier, EI8GQB/EI1A/ON4EI, will operate as EI8GQB between July 7-31st, from a caravan with green energy. He will take part in the IARU HF World Championship (July 14-15th) and RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). He will operate as a Single-Op/2R (2 radios) with 5 different antennas in a portable condition like disaster/emergency situation. Follow his activities on <http://www.qrz.com/db/EI8GQB> where you will find a "Live Information Banner" with message and live frequencies as well as daily information with photo and video. Between July 28-29th, look for Olivier to use his new special contest callsign EI1A during the RSGB IOTA Contest. He plans to use a solar panel and a wind generator only. QSL EI8GQB and EI1A ONLY via the Bureau to ON4EI. ADDED SPECIAL ACTIVITIES: Between July 14-15th, look for EI80IRTS to be activated by Olivier/ON4EI and Bernard/EI4II from the Irish Radio Trans- mitters Society (IRTS) HQ (Headquarter) station during the IARU HF World Championship. Also, look for EI80IRTS to be active on July 21st. This is a special callsign celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Irish Radio Transmitters Society.

GO2, ENGLAND. The RSGB IARU UK HQ team (GR2HQ) will be active during the IARU HF World Championship (July 14-15th) with the special callsign GO2HQ to celebrate the London Olympics this year. Other UK stations will also start using the GO prefix on July 21st. Please QSL GO2HQ via M0OXO - see <www.gr2hq.com> for more details.

H4, SOLOMON ISLANDS (IOTA Op). Vadym, UT6UD, will be active as H44UD from New Georgia Island (OC-149), Western Province of Solomon Islands, between July 10-17th. Activity will be holiday style, and he will work mainly on CW during his evening and morning. If conditions permit, Vadym will try to find time to activate the IOTA groups OC-047 and OC-158. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

IOTA NEWS..............

AS-113. Members of the Amateur Radio Taipei (ART) will be active as BO0M from Matsu Island between July 27-30th. Activity will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Operators mentioned are Tang/BM2AAV, Ken/BV1EL, Eddie/BV2DD, Evan/BV2KS, Lee/BV2NT, Lee/BX2AB, Calvin/BX4AG, Alfred/VR2SA and Bom/XX9LT. QSL only via: A.R.T. QSL Service, PO Box 73-326, Taipei, Taiwan. Visit the ART Web page at: http://art.ham.org.tw/en

EU-017. Dario, IZ4UEZ, to be active as ID9/homecall from Isola Lipari (IIA ME-001, MIA MI-053, WLOTA 1144, IPA: ME) between July 6-11th. Activity will be holiday style, using SSB only (RTTY under conditions). Equipment will be a FT857 w/100w into a fishing rod antenna, QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-032. Operators Jacky/F4EGH (SSB) and Leon/ON4ZD/OS0S (CW) will be active as TM0BI from Fort Boyard Island (DIFM AT026, DFCF 17003) both days July 25th and 26th, between 0700-1600z (+/-). This year they were not able to receive permission to remain during the night on the fort. Activity will be on the usual island frequencies on SSB and CW +/- 17 kHz above the band edge. There will be no Digital activity. All QSL info is available on QRZ.com.

EU-073. Members of Taranto ARMI section and 599 DX Team will be active as IJ7T from San Pietro Isle (IIA TA-002) between July 20-22nd. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Operators mentioned are Fabrizio/IZ7LDC (Team Leader), Francesco/IZ7AUH (Co-Team leader), Luigi/IZ7HYA (Logistic/ Equipment), Elso/I7LGM, Simone/IZ0BTV, Antonio/IK7WDS, Giuseppe/ IK7MOF, Alessandro/IZ7FMM and Aurelio/IZ8EGM. QSL via IK7WDS, direct or by the Bureau. QSL cards can also be requested via the OQRS on ClubLog. For more information, visit: http://www.armi.ta.it

EU-096. Tony, OH1TD, will be active from his summer home on Korpo Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via OH Bureau.

EU-123. Iain, MM0TFU, will be active as MM0TFU/p from Blackwaterfoot on the west side of the Isle of Arran (IOSA CL01, SCOTIA CS14), Clyde Islands, between July 19-28th. Activity will be before and during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via LoTW, preferred. QSL also via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-132. Adam, DJ0IF, will be active as SN0RX from Wolin Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via SP8RX.

EU-146. Ronny, ON6CQ, will be active as PA/ON6CQ from the Island of Schouwen Duiveland during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/SSB entry. QSL via ON6CQ, direct or by the Bureau (preferred), or 100% by LoTW.

EU-170. Feri, HA4BF, will be active as 9A/HA4BF/p from Vir Island (ACIA IC-200, CIA-55, IOCA CI-141, MIA MC-451, WLOTA 4050) between July 8-21st. Activity will be holiday style and SSB only. QSL via his home callsign, direct, LoTW and eQSL.

EU-171. Operators Netti/DO6XX, Robin/DO2XX and Rene/DL2JRM will be active as OZ/homecalls from Vendsyssel-Thy/Nordjylland (DIA NJ-001) between now and July 21st. Netti and Robin will be active on 80-10 meters using SSB, with 100w and GP antenna. Rene will be active 80-10 meters using CW and SSB, with 100w and GP antenna. Rene will also operate /m from different DIA islands. QSL via their home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

EU-171. Ric, DL2VFR, will be active as OZ0FR/p from Vendsyssel-Thy/ Nordjylland (DIA NJ-001) between now and July 20th. Activity will be on all HF bands, mostly CW. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct. Visit the Web site: http://www.iota-expedition.com

NA-067. Sergej, K0KOC, will be active as homecall/p from Ocracoke Island (USI NC001S, WLOTA 0466, Hyde County, NC) between July 26-30th. He will be using a Elecraft KX3 10W QRP, most of the time operating the Digital modes (JT65, PKS-31, RTTY), powered by 20w sun panels and LiFo battery only. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
IQ1, ITALY (Special Event/Award). Members of the "Associazione Radioamatori Italiani" (ARI) will activate their club station as IQ1TW between July 1-31st. A special operating award - "Apollo Space Program – From the Earth to the Moon" - will be available. The award is to "commemorate and keep alive the memory of the space program which has revolutionized the life of humankind". To qualify for the award, you need to have confirmed contacts with the ARI Headquarters Station IQ1TW and any three stations from the following list: IZ1UMD, IZ1RFU, IZ1XBB, IZ1WVX, IZ1LBH, IK1WGZ, IZ1RGY, IZ2SMV and I1MXI. On July 20th, the anniversary of the first moon landing, a confirmed contact with IQ1TW (without the necessity of the other 3 contacts) will qualify you for the award. The special event stations will operate with 200 watts using dipole and vertical antennas. Full details, including a list of the planned HF operating frequencies and modes, log and confirmation information, rules, and application instructions are posted on the ARI web pages at: http://aritortona.xoom.it

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 9-15th)....
Jul/09th HN Jul/12th AN Jul/14th AN
Jul/10th AN Jul/13th AN Jul/15th AN
Jul/11th AN

SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
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NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
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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

LX75, LUXEMBOURG (Special Event). Members of the "Radioamateurs du Luxembourg" [Luxembourg Amateur Radio Association - RL] (originally Reseau Luxembourgeois des Amateurs d'Ondes Courtes in 1937) will be active as LX75HQ during the IARU HF World Championship. This IARU society is celebrating their 75th anniversary. They plan to have 12 stations on the air from two locations - LX0RL and LX7I. QSLs for LX75RL and LX75HQ go via LX2A only. ADDED NOTE: LX75HQ also counts as 50 points towards a special award for the 75th anniversary of the RL. For details, see: http://www.rlx.lu


QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated July 8th)
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3G90AA via CE3AA EA8/RW3DO via RW3DO PA/DL1DN/P via DL1DN
4S7BRG via LZ3HI EE1GEM via EB1GEM PC100NOM via PA0FAW
5B/DJ7TO via DJ7TO EG6RN via EA6URL PJ2/DF8ZH via DF8ZH
5C13BL via 6K5YPD EG7FCJ via EA7FC PQ7FD via PS7AB
5C13IG via 6K5YPD EH8TID via EA8NQ SC2012ARDF via SM6AGR
5C13MC via CN(B) EI12VOR via EI4GRC SI9AM via SM3CVM
5C13NK via 6K5YPD ES2012ABCS via ES2TT SN7L via SP7PGK
5C13YAN via CN(B) ID9/IZ4UEZ via IZ4UEZ SN9F via SP9ZHR
5C13YZ via 6K5YPD II2BVI via IZ2QHV SV1CDY/8 via SV1CDY
5T0JL via ON8RA IY7MD via IQ7MU SX1K via SV1MQJ
7T50I via 7X2ARA JX9JKA via LA9JKA SX1Q via SV1JGW
7W50I via 7X2ARA KL1A via RW3AH (d-OE address) TC6BLH via TA1HZ
8J7FUKKO/7 via JA(B) LY54SOP via LY5W VO1/W8LRO via W8LRO
CG3B via VE3FOI LY2012TAFISA via LY2QT VO2/W8LRO via W8LRO
CK6S via VE6AO MJ/DL9MWG via DL9MWG VP5/OZ1LQO via OZ1LQO
CO6LE via EA5GL MN5ALJ via GI7THH VX3ROYL via VE3NOO
CR6RS via CT1BAT OH0/DJ5HG via DJ5HG Z38VB via UA4WHX
DA0TTO via DL6MKA OZ/DB9HL via DB9HL ZA/UA4WHX via UA4WHX
DL/JA5AQC via JA5AQC OZ/DL2JRM via DL2JRM
E7CW via E73ESP OZ/DO6EBB/P via DO6EBB
(d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW

NOT THE QSL MANAGER. Tim, KQ8M, reports that he is receiving QSLs for VE2CSI, and he is not the QSL Manager. He was only the the QSL Manager for the 1992 CQWW DX CW Contest between November 28-29th. Otherwise, QSL to M0URX according to QRZ.com.

QSL MANAGER OF THE YEAR. The Golist QSL Manager Data Service is reviving its QSL Manager of the Year Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize the service of QSL Managers world-wide for the service they provide to the World Wide DX Community. Nominations for this award will be accepted by the Golist from DX and Contest clubs, world-wide, for the year of 2012. Each DX club and Contest club is encouraged to poll their members for their nominations for the Top 5 QSL Managers for 2012. The definition of a QSL Manager for this award is any person who confirms contacts via printed QSL Card for any station other than their Primary Call Sign. Each club should tabulate the votes of their members and submit to the Golist the Top 5 vote getters as voted by members of their club. Votes should be tabulated and sent to the Golist by August 1, 2012, to be eligible for the QSL Manager of the Year award. Each club world-wide may only send one submission for voting purposes. Records of submission will be maintained by the GOLIST. A plaque, donated by DX Publishing, Inc., publisher of QRZ-DX and THE DX MAGAZINE, will be awarded to the QSL Manager of the Year selected at the W4DXCC Convention held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in September 2012. The recognized format for your club's submission is as follows: Club Name; Club Officer (Name, Call Sign, club office and email address); Top 5 QSL Manager Nominees (list name and callsign). In the subject line of your official email: *QSL Manager of the Year-2012*. Send to: <golist@gmail.com>. Ending Date: August 1, 2012.

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 7Z1CQ, 8P6NW, 9M2TO, 9V1YC, A45XR, CT1JOP, E72U, EA1VT, EA2RCF, EO2012KW, ER1DA, FG5FU, FK8DD, G3ZQH, G3ZRN, G4MLW, G5CL, HA5AQ, HI3TEJ, HK1MW, HP1/IZ6BRN, K1DW, K9ZM, LU5FF, LY2MM, N2MH, NP2KW, OE9ICI, OH8L, OK1DX, OM0CS, ON4KEB, PA7RA, PJ7PT, R7AU, R7NA, VE1NB, VE2PID, W0RU, W5PR, WS7V, YT9M and YU2VZ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3DA0FC, 3Y8XSA, 4C1JPG, 4M5CW, 4M5M, 6Y5R, 8P6EX, 9L0W, 9M0L, 9M6YBG, 9Q0HQ/7, A52JY, A52KJ, AP2JZB, CU1AC, CU2X, ER1DA, EK6TA, FJ/OH2YL, FO/OH1RX, FR1LB, HK0NA, J69MV, J79XB, KH9/W0CN, LX1NJ, OH0R, OM7M, PZ5T, SM0/JH0CJH, SV2ASP/A, TX6T/P, TX8CW, VP6T, WP3Y, XP1A, ZD7XF and ZK2C
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!

SK9, SWEDEN. The Swedish SSA Youth Team (SK0YT) initiative will be manning SK9HQ during the IARU HF World Championship (July 14-15th) as a Multi-Multi entry on 160-10 meters SSB. Their QTH will be Kvarnberget ARC club station SK0UX. A total of seven youngsters will participate this time and the aim is to introduce "contesting" and to give them the opportunity to practice operator techniques. QSL via SM6JSM.

SV9, CRETE. Claude, HB9CRX, will be active as SV9/HB9CRX from Kissamos Island (EU-015) between July 9-21st. Activity will be on 30-6 meters using CW only and running QRP 5 watts. QSL via his home callsign.

SX1, GREECE. Members of the Radio Amateur Association of Greece (RAAG), the National Technical University of Athens and DXPlus Hellenic Radio Amateur M.I. Team will activate special event station SX1GR from the "Sacred Rock of Acropolis of Athens" between July 18-22nd. Look for activity to be on all HF frequencies using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. Activity will also be on 6 and 2 meters. The station/stations will be active during the hours of museum operation. A special QSL award and special engraved QSL plaque will be available on request for any QSO. For additional information please contact SV1HER at: vanikiotis@freemail.gr QSL via SV Bureau. See QRZ.com for more details.

TC, TURKEY (Correction/Update to OPDX.1066). Tevfik, TA1HZ, informs that there has been a mistake regarding the callsign to be used from Kefken Island's (AS-159) Lighthouse during the RSGB IOTA Contest weekend. It was originally mentioned that the TC2KLH callsign would be used, but the callsign now will be TC0KLH during the activity between July 27-29th. Please QSL via the TA QSL Bureau.

TM70, FRANCE (Special Event/Update - Callsign Granted). Operators Philippe/ F5SKW, Dimitri/F5SWB, Freddy/F5IRO/J28RO, David/F8CRS, Yves-Michel/F5PRU, and possibly some other hams and French Servicemen will be active as TM70TE from the 3rd floor of the Eiffel Tower, approximately 300 meters above the ground, between July 12-15th. Activity is to commemorate the 70th anni- versary of the French Army Signal Corps. Activity will be on CW, SSB and RTTY, and on the HF and VHF (JN18du) bands. Operations will be 24 hours each day. A special QSL card will be available. QSL via the F6KHX ARC or F5OGL, direct or by the REF QSL Bureau.

TO5, MARTINIQUE. Lars, K9FY, will be active as TO5U from Martinique (NA-107) between July 11-18th. Activity will be holiday style on all HF bands using CW and SSB ("as condx and time away from beaches and Caribbean-French eateries and water holes allow"). QSL via his home callsign direct.

UE95, RUSSIA (Special Event). Look for special event UE95K to be active between July 14-22nd. Activity is to celebrate the 95th anniversary of Pavel Kamozin, a twice hero of the Soviet Union, as a flight commander, deputy commander, and commander of a squadron of a fighter aviation regiment. QSL via RV3YR.

V3, BELIZE (Update). Operators Henry/W5HNS, Jay/K0BCN and Marty/W5MRM will be active as V31WH, V31MX and V31MO, respectively, from Cay Caulker (NA-073). The team will arrive on July 23rd, and possibly be on the air that day. They will return to the U.S. on July 31st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using a 5 band hexbeam and a 40m dipole, operating CW, PSK and SSB. Jay and Henry are the CW ops (as well as SSB) and Marty will operate on SSB. They may possibly have two transceivers on before the RSGB IOTA contest. During the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th), they will sign V31MX and be on the contest allowed bands alternating SSB and CW (on 40m and up). QSL via their home callsigns or LoTW.

VP2M, MONTSERRAT. Operators Bob/W5UQ and Bill/W5SJ are in their last minute preparations for their annual July trip – this time they hold the callsigns VP2MUQ and VP2MSJ, respectively, between July 17-24th. Activity will be a casual, holiday style, DXpedition with an emphasis on CW on the 30/17/12 meters bands plus some limited RTTY...... EXCEPT for the weekend when Bill will take on the CQWW VHF Contest (July 21-22nd) with a 7 element, M2, 6M7JHV and Bob's Expert Amp, 1K FA for all bands, including 6 meters for the contest. They'll be operating from Gingerbread Hill. QSLs go to W5JAY.

VY2, CANADA. A group of Eastern Ontario amateur radio operators will be operating from Prince Edward Island (NA-029) between July 12-16th. During the IARU HF World Championship (July 14-15th), they will be using VY2RAC as Canada's HQ station. They will be operating as Multi-2 entry, both CW and SSB. QSL via: Radio Amateurs of Canada, 720 Belfast Road, Suite 217, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 0Z5, Canada.

ZL9, CAMPBELL ISLAND (Update). Members of the Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia announced that they have received a landing permit from the NZ Dept. of Conservation for ZL9HR Campbell Island DXpedition in November.

ZS, SOUTH AFRICA. Bernie, ZS4TX, announced this past weekend that he will be active during the upcoming CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. He also mentioned that he will be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single- Band (15m)/High-Power entry. QSL both events via LoTW.

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DX Special Bulletin No. 1069.2

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July 13, 2012
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
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Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, 9A6AA, LU8ADX, N4GN, VU2PTT and various sources for the following DX information.

2012 IARU HF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. This is a special bulletin to accommodate the late IARU HF World Championship announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the IARU HF World Championship participants. Here are the following stations to be active in the IARU HF World Championship this weekend:

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Contest DXCC QSL Comments
Callsign Entity Route
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5B/RT9T Cyprus RT9T
6D0LM Mexico FMRE HQ station
8N1HQ Japan AUTOMATIC VIA BUREAU 160m/CW, 40m/CW/SSB, 15m/SSB and 10m/CW; JARL HQ station
8N3HQ Japan AUTOMATIC VIA BUREAU 15m/CW; JARL HQ station
8N4HQ Japan AUTOMATIC VIA BUREAU 80m/CW, 75m/SSB and 10m/SSB; JARL HQ station
8N8HQ Japan AUTOMATIC VIA BUREAU 20m/SSB; JARL HQ station
8P6AW Barbados see QRZ.com ARSB HQ station
9A20HQ Croatia 9A3JB QSL Auto by Bureau
9K9HQ Kuwait TBA or possibly 9K2CQ
9M2/SQ9UM West Malaysia SQ9UM
9Y4HQ Trinidad And Tobago DF2RG (d/B) TTARS HQ station
9Y4X Trinidad And Tobago see QRZ.com R2 station
A47RS Oman (d) ROARS HQ station
AT1HQ India VU2PTT ARSI HQ station
BW2/KU1CW Taiwan LoTW
CO8LY Cuba EA7ADH (d)
CX1AA Uruguay W3HNK/LoTW
DA0HQ Germany (B) DARC HQ station
E51YNB South Cook Islands N6NB Rarotonga Island (OC-013)
E51TAI South Cook Islands N6NB Rarotonga Island (OC-013)
E70ARA Bosnia-Herzeovina see QRZ.com ARABiH Hq station
EF1HQ Spain EA4URE URE HQ station
EF2HQ Spain EA4URE URE HQ station
EF5HQ Spain EA4URE URE HQ station
EF7HQ Spain EA4URE URE HQ station
EI/WJ2O/m Ireland WJ2O Single-Op/Mixed-Mode
EI80IRTS Ireland EI4GXB IRTS HQ station
FP/KV1J St. Pierre & Miquelon (d/B/L/e)
GO2HQ England M0OXO RSGB HQ station
HB9JOE Switzerland (d/B/L) IARU Region I Treasurer
HB0HQ Liechtenstein Bureau AFVL HQ station
HC2GRC Ecuador GRC HQ station
HK3LR Colombia see QRZ.com LCRA
HL0HQ South Korea DS2AGH (d/B) KARL HQ station
HS0AC Thailand HS0ZFZ RAST HQ station
IO1HQ Italy (B) ARI HQ station - 80m/CW, 40m/CW and 20m/SSB
IO2HQ Italy (B) ARI HQ station - 20m/CW
IO4HQ Italy (B) ARI HQ station - 160m/SSB and 80m/SSB
IO5HQ Italy (B) ARI HQ station - 40m/SSB
IO8HQ Italy (B) ARI HQ station - 15m/SSB
IO9HQ Italy (B) ARI HQ station - 15m/CW, 10m/SSB and 10m/CW
JA1CJP Japan (B) IARU Region III Secretary
K0QB United States see QRZ.com R2
LN2HQ Norway LA Bureau NRRL HQ station
LR5F Argentina (B)(d LU4AA) 20m/CW
LR5H Argentina (B)(d LU4AA) 80/15m/SSB and 40m/CW
LR7D Argentina (B)(d LU4AA) 20m/SSB
LR7F Argentina (B)(d LU4AA) 40/10m/SSB and 80m/CW
LR7H Argentina (B)(d LU4AA) 160/10m/CW and 160m/SSB
LX75HQ Luxembourg LX2A RL HQ station
LY0HQ Lithuania LY8O LRMD HQ station
NQ2A United States NP3O or via LoTW
NU1AW/9 United States see QRZ.com IARU HQ station in WI
OA4O Peru (B/d) RCP station
OD5IARU Lebanon EA5BYP
OH0HQ Aland Island (B) HQ station; QSL direct to: or SRAL, P.O.Box 44, 00441,Helsinki, Finland
OH0X Aland Island OH2TA
OP0HQ Belgium (B) UBA HQ station
OZ1HQ Denmark IZ1HQ (d) Bureau to OZ1ACB; EDR HQ stn
PI4HQ Netherlands PA3CAL VERON
PT2ADM Brazil see QRZ.com R2 station
R3HQ Russia (B)
SK9HQ Sweden SM6JSM HQ station
SN0HQ Poland SP7DQR (B) PZK HQ station
SX0HQ Greece SV (B) RAAG HQ station
T6MO Afghanistan K9GY
TC50HQ Turkey see QRZ.com TRAC HQ station
TG9AGD Guatemala see QRZ.com
TG0AA Guatemala see QRZ.com CRAG station
TI0RC Costa Rica see QRZ.com
TM0HQ France (B) REF HQ station
VA3RAC Canada see QRZ.com
VE6SH Canada VE6SH IARU President
VP9/WA4PGM Bermuda WA4PGM
VU2GMN India VU2GMN IARU Region 3 Director
YR0HQ Romania (L/B)
VR2HK Hong Kong see QRZ.com HARTS HQ station
YT0HQ Serbia YU1SRS SRS HQ station
VY2RAC Canada see QRZ.com Prince Edward Island (NA-029)
W1AW/7 United States ARRL HQ station
XE1KK Mexico (L) AC HQ station
XR3HQ Chile Bureau
YE0HQ Indonesia see QRZ.com ORARI HQ station
YL4HQ Latvia (L & e) LRAL HQ station
YR0HQ Romania FRR HQ station
YS1MS El Salvador see QRZ.com
YS1YS El Salvador see QRZ.com CRAS HQ station
YT0HQ Serbia YU1SRS SRS HQ station
YV5AM Venezuela see QRZ.com R2
Z30HQ Macedonia Z33F
ZF1A Cayman Islands K6AM (d/B/L) CARS HQ station
ZM1A New Zealand ZL3CW NZRT CW station
ZL2AZ New Zealand see QRZ.com IARU Director of Region 3
ZL6HQ New Zealand (B) NZART SSB station
ZS4BS South Africa see QRZ.com Cllr of the SARL R1
ZS9HQ South Africa SARL HQ station
ZZ7HQ Brazil LABRE HQ station R2

(e) eQSL (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW

Complete details and rules on the "IARU HF World Championship" are
available at: http://www.arrl.org/iaru-hf-championship
ADDED NOTE: Special multipliers are given out for working IARU regional
officials such as AC, R1, R2 and R3, plus country headquarters stations.

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LATE/LAST MINUTE DX UPDATES AND PRESS RELEASE
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AT1/VU2, INDIA. Members of the ARSI (Amateur Radio Society of India) will be active as AT1HQ, the HQ callsign of the ARSI, for the IARU HF World Championship (July 14-15th) Contest this weekend on all bands. This will be run by multipler stations across India running the same callsign. The stations and operators making this possible include Aravind/ VU2ABS, Kumar/VU2BGS, Nand/VU2NKS, Pai/VU2PAI, Prasad/VU2PTT, Chandra/ VU2RCT, Ganesh/VU2TS, Raman/VU3DJQ, Deepak/VU2CDP and Mur/VU2MTT. QSL via VU2PTT. ADDED NOTE: Also, look for Gopal, VU2GMN, on SSB to be giving out the R3 multiplier as the IARU Region 3 Director.

9A22, CROATIA (WFF Op!). Members of Radio Clubs "Karlovac" (Karlovac), "Duga Resa" (Duga Resa) and "Croatian Flora Fauna" (Zagreb) are expected to activate the Special Forest Reserve "Javornik - Tisov vrh" (9AFF-061), on July 14th, located within a mined area of Plješevica mountain. They used the special callsign 9A22MINE, remembering that some areas in Croatia have remained affected by landmines for 22 years. QSL via 9A1MB. All other details are available on QRZ.com.

HL0, SOUTH KOREA. Operators Aves/DS2AGH, Sungki/HL1IWD, Harry/WX8C and Jussi-Pekka/OH6RX will be active as HL0HQ from the KARL HQ club station in Seoul during the IARU HF World Championship (July 14-15th). QSL via DS2AGH direct or by the Bureau.

LR5/LR7, ARGENTINA. Members of the Radio Club Argentino (LU4AA) will be active during the IARU HF World Championship (July 14-15th), giving the multiplier RCA. Look for the following stations to be on the air:
LR5H - 80/15m SSB and 40m/CW; Operators LU2NI, LU3HY, LU5DX, LU5HM,
LW5HR, LU7HE and LU8ADX
LR7D - 20m/SSB; Operators LU1DK, LU4DX and LU7DR
LR5F - 20m/CW; Operator LU5FF
LR7H - 160/10m/CW and 160m/SSB; Operator LU7HF and LU7HN
LR7F - 40/10m/SSB, 80/15m/CW; Operators LU4FPZ, LU3FMD, LU6FEC,
LU9FEL, LU7FTS and LU6FN
QSL via the Bureau or direct to LU4AA.

OH0, ALAND ISLAND (OH0HQ - FINNISH IARU HQ STATION): Martti, OH2BH, reports the following [edited]: "In a departure from the traditional HQ pattern in Finland, the Finnish Amateur Radio League (SRAL), Contest Club Finland (CCF) and Radio Sporting Team (OH0Z) are organizing the activation of HQ station from the western Aland Islands at the OH0Z contest site (JP90xi). The team will put a minimum of five (5) stations on the air, challenging the midnight sun of the Finnish Summer which never sets. Now you have an excellent opportunity to work The Finnish HQ station from Aland Island (IOTA-002). The operator roster is as follows: Bob/K3EST (guest) together with Juha/OH1JT, Pekka/OH2TA, Tomi/OH6EI, Martti/OH2BH, Kari/OH2XX, Juha/ OH6XX, Harry/OH6VM and Timo/OG9X. QSL cards via bureau or SRAL, P.O.Box 44, 00441, Helsinki, Finland
In the same IARU HF World Championship Contest OH2UA and OH6KZP will be running multi-single as OH0X from Brando, eastern Aland Islands. QSL via OH2TA."

TC50, TURKEY. This year the TRAC Radio and Community of Radio Amateurs will participate in IARU HF World Championship (July 14-15th) using the special callsign TC50HQ. Activity will be on all six bands and both modes.

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CYPRUS, 5B. Anton, RT9T is QRV as 5B/RT9T until July 18 while on holiday. This includes an entry in the IARU HF World Championship. QSL to home call.

ALGERIA, 7X. Special event stations 7T50I, 7U50I, 7V50I, 7W50I and 7Y50I are QRV until December 31 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the independence of Algeria. QSL all calls via 7X2ARA.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2. Alex, SQ9UM, will be QRV as 9M2/SQ9UM from July 13 to 15. Activity will be on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. This includes an entry in the IARU HF World Championship. QSL to home call.

PAKISTAN, AP. A group of operators will be QRV as AP2ARS from the Swat district from July 13 to 15. Activity will be on 40 and 20 meters, including some satellite operation. QSL direct.

TAIWAN, BV. Alex, KU1CW is QRV as BW2/KU1CW. This includes an entry in the IARU HF World Championship. QSL via LoTW only.

ETHIOPIA, ET. Club station ET3AA has been active on 17 meters using SSB daily between 0700 and 1500z. QSL direct.

JERSEY, GJ. Look for M0CFW to be QRV as MJ0CFW from July 13 to 15. This includes being a Single Op/Mixed Mode/Low Power entry in the IARU HF World Championship. QSL to home call.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4. Vadym, UT6UD is QRV as H44UD from New Georgia Island, IOTA OC-149, until July 17. Activity is holiday style using mainly CW during his evenings and mornings. QSL to home call.

ECUADOR, HC. Members of the Quito Radio Club will be QRV as HD081QRC from July 14 to 22 in celebration of the 81st anniversary of the founding of the Quito Radio Club. Activity will be on all bands using CW and SSB. QSL via HC1JQ.

JAPAN, JA. Special event station 8J6OKAJO is QRV until December 31 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Oka Province Castle Town in the prefecture Oita on Kyushu, IOTA AS-077. QSL via bureau.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2. Drew, K9QV is QRV as P29VAC from Port Moresby. Activity of late has been on 20 meters. His length of stay is unknown. QSL to home call.

BRAZIL, PY. Special event station PS1J will be QRV from July 15 to 20 during the 5th National Scout Jamboree being held in Rio de Janeiro. Activity will be on all contest bands with multiple stations near the usual scouting frequencies. QSL via PY1AA.

CANADA, VE. Members of the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club and the 1812 Special Committee will be QRV as special event station XM31812 from July 13 to 15 to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. QSL via VE3ATX.

VENEZUELA, YV. Members of the DX Group Caracas are QRV as YW5B from La Blanquilla Island, IOTA SA-037, until July 16. Activity is on 160 to 2 meters using CW, SSB, FM and various digital modes. QSL via DM4TI.

OPERATIONS APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT. The following operations are approved for DXCC credit: Rwanda, 9X0PY, operation for December 24, 2011 through January 7, 2012; Bangladesh, operations for 1994 and 1995, 1998 and 1999. If you had any of these operations rejected in a recent submission, please send an email to bmoore@arrl.org to be put on a list for an update.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The IARU HF World Championship, QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint, FISTS Summer CW Sprint and and the CQC Great Colorado CW Gold Rush will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend. The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for July 16. Please see July QST, page 77 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Websites for details.

NNNN
/EX

UA6JD
07-14-2012, 05:11 AM
14 July 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1106

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Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

9A - Members of Radio Clubs Karlovac, Duga Resa and Croatian Flora Fauna will be active as 9A22MINE from special nature reserve "Javornik-Tisov Vrh" on 14 July. QSL via 9A1MB. Further information can be found at qrz.com. [TNX 9A6AA]

9M2 - Look Alex, 9M2/SQ9UM to be active on 40-6 metres CW, SSB and RTTY on 13-15 July, IARU HF World Championship included. QSL via home call. [TNX SQ9UM]
CT7 - Special event station CQ73I will be active on 16-22 July for the 31st International Motorcycle Rally in Faro, Portugal. Expect activity on 80-6 metres SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL via CT1EHX. [TNX CT1END]

CY9 - The final list of operators for the CY9M DXpedition to St Paul Island (NA-094) includes Bill N2WB, Bjorn SM0MDG, Christian EA3NT, Col MM0NDX, George EA2TA, Kevin VE3EN, Mike AB5EB, Simon IZ7ATN, Steve VA3FM and Victoria SV2KBS. They will have six transceivers, four amplifiers and a wide range of antennas, and will be QRV on 160-6 metres SSB, CW and digital modes from 26 July through 1 August. QSL via M0URX, direct or bureau (preferably through his OQRS). The logs will be uploaded to LoTW "at the earliest opportunity". Further information, including logserach and details on how to contribute, can be found at www.cy9m.com (http://www.cy9m.com) [TNX MM0NDX]

DU - Bodo, DF8DX will be active as BW/DF8DX from Taiwan (AS-020) on 22-25 July and as DU8/DF8DX from Mindanao Island (OC-130) from 26 July to 10 August, IOTA Contest included. Side trips to other IOTA groups in the Philippines are being considered. QSL via DF8DX, direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

EA - Celebrating the win in the 14th UEFA European Football Championship, amateur radio stations from Spain may use special prefixes until 31 July. EA stations may use AO, EB stations may use AM and EC stations may use AN.

EA6 - Look for EA6/IW2NEF to be active from the Balearic Islands (EU-004) on 16-27 July. He will be QRV on the HF bands, as well as on 6 and 2 metres. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX NG3K]

FJ - Ludovic, HB9EOU and Andre, HB9CVC will be active as TO2D from St. Barthelemy (NA-146) from 22 July to 4 August. They will operate SSB and RTTY on 40-6 metres. QSL via HB9EOU. Further information can be found at http://st-barth.hb9eme.ch/

FO/A - Philippe, FO4BM is planning an holiday style operation as TX0HF from the Austral Islands. Target islands are Tubuai (OC-152) and Rurutu (OC-050), with expected activity on 20 metres SSB with 100 watts and a dipole. F5UKW says that the dates given at qrz.com (until 21 July for OC-152 and 21-23 July for OC-050) are not confirmed, and that the operation is delayed "until Philippe can get an airplane". QSL via F4FJH, direct only. [TNX DX World]

FP - Yuri, VE3DZ and Victor, VA2WA (VA2WDQ) will be active as FP/VE3DZ and FP/VA2WA from St. Pierre et Miquelon (NA-032) on 20-31 July. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-6 metres with two stations, and will participate in the CQ WW VHF and RSGB IOTA Contests as TO2U. An OQRS for bureau and direct cards will be available after the expedition. Further information and logs search can be found at www.to2u.contestgroupduquebec.com (http://www.to2u.contestgroupduquebec.com) [TNX DX World]

GW - Special event callsign 2O12W (Two Oscar One Two Whiskey) will be activated between 21 July and 9 September on all bands and modes from Barry, Wales to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Further information at www.2O12W.com (http://www.2O12W.com). QSL via GW1FKY.

H4 - Vadym, UT6UD is active as H44UD from New Georgia Island (OC-149) until 17 July. If conditions permit, he might also visit and be QRV from OC-047 and OC-158 (17-21 July). QSL via home call, direct or bureau.

HC - Rick, NE8Z will be active again from Ecuador on 21-31 July. He be QRV on 40-10 metres as HC1MD from Cumbaya (CW and RTTY), HC1MD/HC1 from Mount Cayambe (CW), HC1MD/HC3 from Loja (CW) and HC1MD/HC5 from Cuenca (CW). QSL via K8LJG. [TNX NE8Z]

I - Representing the Associazione Radioamatori Italiani (ARI), the following stations will participate in the IARU HF World Championship: IO0HQ (160 CW), IO1HQ (80 CW, 40 CW and 20 SSB), IO2HQ (20 CW), IO4HQ (160 SSB and 80 SSB), IO5HQ (40 SSB), IO8HQ (15 SSB) and IO9HQ (15 CW, 10 CW and 10 SSB).

I - Antonio, IZ1NES will be active as IA5/IZ1NES from Isola d'Elba (EU-028) on 15-22 July. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

SM - Kjell, SM4DDS, will be active as 7S5A from Boko Island (EU-177) on 14-19 July. He will be QRV on 80-10 metres CW and SSB. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX SM4DDS]
T8 - Shuji, JA1FMN will be active as T88FK from Babeldaob Island, Palau (OC-009) on 17-19 July. He plans to be QRV on 17 and 15 metres PSK31 and SSB, with some 6m SSB and 29MHz FM if the propagation is good. He plans to be QRV after 18 local time. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.

UA - Victor, UA1OEJ will be active as UA1OEJ/p from the Solovetskiye Islands (EU-066) on 22-31 July. He will operate SSB and digital modes. QSL via home call, direct or bureau; log search at http://ra1ohx.ru. [TNX qrz.ru]

VP2M - Bob, W5UQ (VP2MUQ) and Bill, W5SJ (VP2MSJ) will be active holiday style from Montserrat (NA-103) on 17-24 July. They plan to focus on 30, 17 and 12 metres CW, with some RTTY. QSL for both calls via W5JAY. [TNX The Daily DX]

VP9 - Kyle, VP9/WA4PGM will be on honeymoon in Bermuda on 13-22 July. He will be QRV as time permits during the IARU, CQ VHF and NAQP RTTY contests, and will also looking for contacts on 6 metres. QSL VP9/WA4PGM direct to home call; cards for contacts made when he uses VP9I go via N1HRA (direct and bureau). [TNX WA4PGM]

YB - A team of nine operators (YB3MM, YB8XM, YB9BU, YB9BZ, YB9GV, YB9KA, YC0OIL, YC9HIU and YC9MKF) will participate in the IOTA Contest as YB9IOTA from Trawangan Island (OC-150). QSL via YB9BU. They have a website at www.mdxc.org/yb9iota/ (http://www.mdxc.org/yb9iota/)

ZL9 - The new dates for the ZL9HR DXpedition to Campbell Island (OC-037) [425DXN 1093] are from 28 November to 9 December. Team members are VK2IR, VK3YP, W2LK, K5GS, K3EL, KE4KY, ZL3CW, HA5AO, VE7DS and 9M6XRO. QSL via EB7DX and LoTW. Further information, including band/mode survey, operating frequencies, log search and details on how contribute, can be found at www.zl9hr.com (http://www.zl9hr.com). [TNX VK3YP]***

IARU HF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ---> The objective of the contest is to contact as many other amateurs, especially IARU member society HQ stations, around the world as possible using the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10m bands. This year's event (rules can be found at www.arrl.org/iaru-hf-championship (http://www.arrl.org/iaru-hf-championship)) will run from 12 UTC on 14 July until 12 UTC on the 15th. The following IARU Member Society HQ stations are expected to participate:

Call DXCC Mult
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6D0LM Mexico FMRE
8N1HQ Japan JARL
8N2HQ Japan JARL
8N3HQ Japan JARL
8N4HQ Japan JARL
8N8HQ Japan JARL
8P6AW Barbados ARSB
9A20HQ Croatia HRS
9K9HQ Kuwait KARS
9Y4HQ Tridad & Tobago TTARS
A47RS Oman ROARS
AT1HQ India ARSI
CX1AA Uruguay RCU
DA0HQ Germany DARC
E70ARA Bosnia & Hercegovina ARABH
EF1HQ Spain URE
EF2HQ Spain URE
EF5HQ Spain URE
EF7HQ Spain URE
EI80IRTS Ireland IRTS
GO2HQ various RSGB
HB0HQ Liechtenstein AFVL
HC2GRC Ecuador GRC
HK3LR Colombia LCRA
HL0HQ South Korea KARL
HS0AC Thailand RAST
IO0HQ Italy ARI
IO1HQ Italy ARI
IO2HQ Italy ARI
IO4HQ Italy ARI
IO5HQ Italy ARI
IO8HQ Italy ARI
IO9HQ Italy ARI
LN2HQ Norway NRRL
LR5F Argentina RCA
LR5H Argentina RCA
LR7D Argentina RCA
LR7F Argentina RCA
LR7H Argentina RCA
LX75HQ Luxembourg RL
LY0HQ Lithuania LRMD
NU1AW/9 USA IARU
OA4O Peru RCP
OH0HQ Aland Islands SRAL
OL2HQ Czech Republic CRC
OP0HQ Belgium UBA
OZ1HQ Demark EDR
PI4HQ The Netherlands VERON
R3HQ Russia SRR
SK9HQ Sweden SSA
SN0HQ Poland PZK
SX0HQ Greece RAAG
TC50HQ Turkey TRAC
TG0AA Guatemala CRAG
TI0RC Costa Rica RCCR
TM0HQ France REF
VR2HK Hong Kong HARTS
VY2RAC Canada RAC
W1AW/7 USA ARRL
XR3HQ Chile RCCH
YE0HQ Indonesia ORARI
YL4HQ Latvia LRAL
YR0HQ Romania FRR
YS1YS El Salvador CRAS
YT0HQ Serbia SRS
Z30HQ Macedonia RSM
ZF1A Cayman Isls CARS
ZL6HQ New Zealand NZART
ZS9HQ South Africa SARL
ZZ7HQ Brazil LABRE
An up-to-date listing of announced HQ stations and IARU officials can be
found at www.dailydx.com/iaru-12.htm (http://www.dailydx.com/iaru-12.htm). Good luck to you all!

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Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The June 2012 issue is now available for download at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html (http://www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html). [TNX IZ3EBA]

ANTARCTICA AWARD ---> The new website for the Antarctica Award, sponsored by the Mediterraneo DX Club, is now up and running at www.mdxc.org/awardantarctica/ (http://www.mdxc.org/awardantarctica/)

CLUB LOG'S OQRS ---> Club Log's OQRS (the Online QSL Request System for bureau and direct cards) is now available to all users, not just expeditions. Detailed instructions for enabling it can be found at www.clublog.org/docs/x/E4Bk (http://www.clublog.org/docs/x/E4Bk).

DXCC NEWS ---> 9X0PY (Rwanda, 24 December 2011-7 January 2012) and S21YD (Bangladesh, 1994-95 and 1998-99) have been approved for DXCC credit. If you had any of these cards rejected, please send an e-mail to bmoore[@]arrl.org to be put on the list for an update (please include the Reference number in the upper right hand portion of your credit slip to help expedite retrieval). [TNX NC1L]

LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES SPECIAL PREFIXES ---> Subject to prior authorisation, individual amateur radio operators and Club stations in the United Kingdom may use special prefixes from 21 July to 9 September to celebrate the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games. The second letter in the existing call sign (D, I, J, M, U, W, etc, plus E for Intermediate licences) may be replaced by the letter "O"; where no second letter exists, the letter "O" may be added. For instance, GD0XXX (Isle of Man), GI0XXX (Northern Ireland), GJ0XXX (Jersey), GM0XXX (Scotland), GU0XXX (Guernsey), GW0XXX (Wales) and G0XXX (England) may all be amended to GO0XXX. Furthermore, calls in the series GB2012 will be available for Special Event Stations relating to the Olympics; licences will also be issued for "flagship" stations using the prefix 2O12 (Two Oscar Twelve) + 1 letter relating to the location of the station (e.g. 2O12L for London and 2O12W for Wales).

MALPELO 2012---> "If you worked HK1MW, HK1N, HK1T or HK6F in January 2012 then you really worked Malpelo. These four men were the advance team setting up the gear for the HK0NA DXpedition. During that time, they operated using their home calls without using a portable identifier. These QSOs count for Malpelo. Special photo QSLs have been printed and are now available via N2OO", one of four ways: OQRS direct or bureau (http://df3cb.com/oqrs/n2oo/), traditional direct (Bob Schenck, P.O. Box 345, Tuckerton NJ 08087-0345, USA) or traditional bureau. [TNX N2OO]

NORTH KOREA ---> On 9 July Rick, K6VVA released an update "which should address some of the assumptions, speculations and inaccurate guessing I've seen posted various places". The update is a supplement to the initial "P5 CW Only & IOTA AS-197 Project" general information [425DXN 1105], and can be found as a .pdf document on http://www.k6vva.com/p5/p5infoupdates.html [TNX K6VVA]

QSL HG2011 ---> All of the contacts made last year with HG2011 special event stations were confirmed automatically via the bureau about four months ago, Tibi, HA1DAE says. "We don't collect QSL cards", he adds, so please refrain from sending yours. SWLs are can send their QSL request by e-mail (ha1dae[@]t-online.hu).

V84SMD ---> A most wanted survey for bands and modes is now up and running on the 11-23 November DXpedition website: www.mdxc.org/v84smd/brunei-survey/ (http://www.mdxc.org/v84smd/brunei-survey/) [TNX IZ8CCW]

WHQS AWARD ---> Once again "MK QTC", the Polish Radio Amateurs' Journal, sponsors the W-HQ-S award for working as many HQ stations as possible (at least 10) during the upcoming IARU HF World Championship. For complete details please visit http://suchacz.eu/viewpage.php?page_id=4 or e-mail qtc[@]post.pl [TNX SP2FAP]

WORLD LAKES AWARD ---> Details on the World Lakes Award can be found at http://worldlakes.info [TNX EA5OL]

WRTC2014 RULES AND STATION TESTS ---> The official competition rules for the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship have been published (www.wrtc2014.org/contest/wrtc-rules (http://www.wrtc2014.org/contest/wrtc-rules)). Thanks to everyone who provided feedback during the rules review process," said Andy Blank, N2NT, Director of the WRTC2014 Rules Committee. "We wanted to release the rules prior to the 2012 IARU Championship so that potential competitors and the WRTC test stations would have the opportunity in 2012 and 2013 to practice under the rules". WRTC2014 will be a Two-Operator Two-Transmitter competition, where both stations will be permitted to transmit at any time. Station tests will be conducted during this weekends' IARU HF World Championship. Thirteen stations ((K1GQ, K1RQ, K1ZD, N2KW, N9NB, NI1L, W1HH, W1MA, W1MJ, W1SJ, W1UE, W1UJ and WB1Z) will be set up in the WRTC competition configuration using sites planned for 2014. The test stations will be active on 10-80 metres CW and SSB, and many of them will be operating according to the WRTC competition rules. "One mission of the station test is to confirm that all sites are relatively equal," said Tom Frenaye, K1KI, Director of the Site Acquisition and Testing Committee. "As you hear or work the test stations, please make a note of their signals in comparison to the other WRTC test stations". Signal reports and other feedback should be sent to info[@]wrtc2014.org. Awards will be offered for working the WRTC test stations, details can be found at www.wrtc2014.org/wrtc2014-station-test-in-iaru-hf-championship/ (http://www.wrtc2014.org/wrtc2014-station-test-in-iaru-hf-championship/)


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Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER
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3G90AA CE3AA EG6RN EA6URL OE50XFG OE6WIG
3V8SS LX1NO EH8TID EA8NQ OG3077F OH3JF
4S7BRG LZ3HI EI12VOR EI4GRC OH0JV DL7RV
4U1GSC 9A2AA EI8GQB ON4EI OH2DZ/p UA1ANA
5C13BL 6K5YPD EM44U UT7UT OH2FTX/p RV1AE
5C13EAI 6K5YPD EM4IFF US5IQ OH8WA/p RA1AGL
5C13IG 6K5YPD EO4HFF UX1HW OX3XR OZ3PZ
5C13KD 6K5YPD EO5UFF US5UFF OZ0FR/p DL2VFR
5C13NK 6K5YPD ES2012ABCS ES2TT P29FR I2RFJ
5C13PG 6K5YPD ES9EFF ES4RX P29VAC K9QV
5C13SG 6K5YPD EV68P EW2AB P3EU 5B4AHO
5C13VO 6K5YPD EV910B EW2EO PC100NOM PA0FAW
5C13WL 6K5YPD FG4NN NI5DX PI9SRS PD0MP
5C13WW 6K5YPD FP/KV1J KV1J PQ7FD PS7A
5C13YR 6K5YPD GB5NTT M0XIG PW7FD PS7AB
5C13YZ 6K5YPD H44UD UT6UD R200BS RK3CQ
5C13ZG 6K5YPD HF490GM SP5PMU RT6A/p R7AA
5H3CMG ZR6CMG HG0WFF HA0HW SN15POW SP6ZJP
5T0JL ON8RA HV5PUL IW0DJB SN7L SP7PGK
7T50I 7X2ARA II2BVI IZ2QHV SU1SK SM5AQD
7U50I 7X2ARA II5BP IW5EGT SW8Y HA1YA
7V50I 7X2ARA IY7MD IQ7MU SX9S SV9AUE
7W50I 7X2ARA K2A KU2US T6JP 5Q2J
8P9NX W3HNK K2B KI4TYK T6TJ 9A6AA
9J2CA G3SWH K2C KE1JF T6VT 9A6AA
9N1FE EA5ZD K2D K1PL T88WJ JS3LSQ
A61AS YO3FRI K2E NY3C TC6BLH TA1HZ
A61E IZ8CLM K2F KB3IFH TJ3AY F5LGE
A61K EA7FTR K2G K4PHE TK12IOTA F8BBL
A61LL EA5ZD K2H K1PUB TM0TSR F4FJH
A61Q EA7FTR K2I KA2FIR TM17H F8FZC
A61ZX IZ8CLM K2J K4KCS TM300BD F4FXO
A71CM NI5DX K2K W1STT TM5BSM F5NFS
A71DLH DL0LH K2L KG4RUL TM70TE F5KBB
A71EM EA7FTR K2M N2MZZ TM70TRAN F6AST
AH0J JA1NVF K4O NP3O TO5U K9FY
AM8EPF EA8URV KH0XG JL1RXW TR8JH F6FWT
AO6UP EB7DX KH8RRC N7RO V47JA W5JON
C31CT EA3QS KP4RV AI4U V85AVE W3HNK
CG3B VE3FOI L99F LU5FB VP2MSR G3USR
CK6S VE6AO LU1ZV LU4DXU VQ9JC ND9M
CO6HLP EA7FTR LU4ZS LU4DXU XU7ACY W2EN
CO6LE EA5GL LY12TFS LY3BY YB7XO F4BHW
DA0TTO DL6MKA LY2012TAFISA LY2QT YE0M YB1GJS
DP75PLAN DJ5XX LY54SOP LY5W YU9VB UA4WHX
DP7COTA DL7RAG MC0SHL M0URX Z38VB UA4WHX
DT01 DS3MBB NH0J JJ2VLY ZD8BG KI4PRK
E51AND AB7FS NP2KW EB7DX ZF2AH W6VNR
E717S E73ESP NP4Z N4AO ZW364PA PY5PDC

1A0C Francesco Cozzi, Via Nazionale 8/O, 70128 Bari BA, Italy
6K5YPD Jong-seok Bae, 127 Jinbo-ro, Jinbo-myeon, Cheongsong-gun,Gyeongsangbuk-do, 763-816, South Korea
9A6AA Emir Mahmutovic, Slovenska 15, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
HG1S MTTOSZ Gyor Varosi Radioklub,Gyor, Nagysandor Jozsef u. 27., 9027,Hungary
IW0DJB Luca Della Giovampaola, Via Cremera 11, 00198 Roma RM, Italy
KV1J Eric Williams, 763 Pleasant St, Marlboro MA 01752, USA
ON8RA Jean J. Lewuillon, Avenue E. Verhaeren 110/1, 1030 Brussels,Belgium
UT6UD Vadym Ivliev, 35 Baumana, Kyiv, 03190, Ukraine
YB1GJS Gjellani Joostman Sutama, Griya Depok Asri C-8 No.7, Depok 16411,Jawa Barat, Indonesia

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Giornalista Professionista - Tessera n. 071675
Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti
Roma, Italia

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***QRZ moderator note:

the corect web site is http://www.campbell2012.com/ (http://www.campbell2012.com/)
check for ZL9HR update also http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?353529-ZL9HR

UA6JD
07-16-2012, 07:09 PM
SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1070

Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1070

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1070
BID: $OPDX.1070
July 16, 2012

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, NC1L, NJ1Q & W1AW, N2OO, WA2HMM, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, WA4PGN, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, NE8Z, W8BBQ, W8GEX & 60m News, K9QV, W9ILY, 4J5T, 9A6AA, 9K2HN, 9M6XRO, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX- World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ1JLF, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, RV3YR, Sixitalia Weekly, V84SMD team, 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, 8th-July, through Sunday, 15th-July there were 216 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3C, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J5, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, 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, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS

There were 37 CQ Zones available during the past week. CQ Zones that were not active are: 2,3,4
There were 51 ITU Zones available during the past week. ITU Zones that were not active are: 3,4,7,8,13,15,21,22,23,24,25,26,31, 34,35,43,58,59,68,69,70,71,72,74,90

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

3D2, CONWAY REEF (Update). Members of the World-Wide DX Group will be active as 3D2C from Conway Reef between September 24th and October 5th. Their primary objective is to provide as many DXers as possible with a "new one" with this rare DXCC entity and, as a secondary objective, to give as many band-slots as possible. They would like to focus on European contacts which is the most difficult area to work especially during those periods when propagation is possible, so they ask that JA and North America to stand-buy during those periods. Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV and PSK31. See OPDX.1045 for suggested frequencies. Currently, the Multi-national team consists of 15 operators: Hrane/YT1AD (Leader), Alex/UA4HOX (Co-Leader), Paul/N6PSE (PR & Co-Leader), Dave/AH6HY, David/WD5COV, Vasily/RW4NW, Alan/K6SRZ (Team Physician), Alan/AD6E, Sergej/RZ3FW, Craig/K9CT, Stanislav/LZ1CG, George/N6NKT, Alexander/RW3RN, Peter/PY5CC and Mike/K6MKF. QSL Manager is YT1AD. There will be an OQRS available for direct and Bureau QSL cards. They expect to upload their logs to ClubLog on a daily basis. PLEASE NOTE: They are seeking support from Foundations, Clubs and individuals for this DXpedition. Details are available at:
http://www.yt1ad.info/3d2c/donors.html
For more details and updates, visit the 3D2C Web page at:
http://www.yt1ad.info/3d2c/index.html

CQ73, PORTUGAL. Operators José/CT1EHX, Tó-Zé/CT1GFK, Gonçalo (AL)/CT1GPQ, Miguel (Mike)/CT1IUA, Anderson/CT2IUK, Lili/CT2KAL and Pedro/CR7ABW, will be active as CQ73I (Charlie Quebec Seven Three India) between July 16-22th. Activity is to commemorate the 31st International Motorbike Faro. Look for operations on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via CT1EHX.

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
9X0PY Rwanda; Operation for: December 24, 2011 through January 7, 2012
S21YD Bangladesh; Operations for: 1994, 1995, 1998, and 1999

If you've had any of these operations rejected please send an E-mail to bmoore@arrl.org to be put on the list for an update. (When responding please include the Reference number on your credit slip to help expedite retrieval. (This number can be found in the upper right hand portion)). PLEASE Note. Bill states,"Due to heavy E-mail, I may not be able to reply all messages. Please see your LoTW account to confirm the update or, check your numbers on the daily listing at: http://www.arrl.org/dxcc-standings "

DXPEDITION VIDEOS OF THE WEEK. With more and more DXpeditions putting their videos on YouTube and other Web services, we decided to list them (possibly) each week. For this week's listings:
2011 - MU/PA9M Guernsey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5qNOwB7xZg
2011 - 4W6A Atauro Island (Timor Leste) DXpedition:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SC8o__1x7o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sIHDCZiwG8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX7mtztXsuY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhhlX1rwA1k
2009 - K5N Dxpediiton to Rare Grid EL58:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLgdlAZXPfc (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZAt6RrQEjc (Part 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52v2qgzH9Nw (Part 3)
If you have a DXpedition 'video' available on the Web and would like to have it listed in the OPDX, PLEASE send the URL to use and we will publish it.

HC, ECUADOR. Dr. Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD, will once again be active from here between July 21-31st. He plans to activate the following areas with the following callsigns:
HC1MD - Cumbaya (CW + RTTY) HC1MD/HC3 - Loja (CW)
HC1MD/HC1 - Mt. Cayambe (CW) HC1MD/HC5 - Cuenca (CW)
Activity will be on 40-10 meters operating CW, SSB and RTTY, using a TS-50s/AT-50 with a Carolina Windom (40-10m) antenna from Cumbaya. From all other areas he will operate portable using a OutBacker (40- 10m) antenna. QSL via K8LJG. View the HC/Ecuador and HC8/Galapagos DX-Diplomas at: http://webpages.charter.net/ne8z

IOTA NEWS..............

AS-137. Members of the Shanghai DX Club will be active as BY4DX/5 from Shengsi Island between July 27-29th. Activity will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Operators mentioned are Xuhui/BD4CQ, Zhang/BD4DYH, Ming/BD4FM, Tony/ BG4GMA, Siqing/BG4HRM, Colin/BH4ACQ and Feng/ON6WFO. QSL via BD4HF, by the Bureau or direct.

AS-147. Taka, JA8COE, will once again be active as homecall/8 from Yagishiri Island (WFF JAFF-034 WLOTA 2512) between July 27-29th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

AS-190. (New IOTA) A team of Saudi operators will activate Al-Dhahrah Island as 7Z7AB possibly between October 1-15th. Operators mentioned are Abdul/7Z1CQ, Suli/7Z1SJ, Abdullah/HZ1AR, Bader/ HZ1BF, Abdullah/HZ1BW, Abdul/HZ1DG, Firas/HZ1FS, Hani/HZ1HN, Mohamad/HZ1MD and Nhaw/HZ1TL. More details and a Web page will be forthcoming. See their logo on QRZ.com.

EU-034. Operators Andres/ES1AN, Harald/ES1LS, Arvo/ES1QV, Toivo/ES2DJ, Juri/ES2EZ, Toivo/ES2RR and Mati/ES2QN will be active as ES0U from Saaremaa Island, Estonia, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via ES2DJ or by the Bureau.

EU-045. Alessio, IZ0UIM, will be once again active as IB0/IZ0IUM from Ventotene Island (IIA LT-011) between July 18-22nd. He will also possibly be active from Santo Stefano Island (also EU-045, IIA LT-010) during his time there. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB only using a FT-1000 w/100 watts into a multi-band dipole. QSL via direct, LoTW or eQSL. Alessio will also upload his log to ClubLog during his DXpedition.

EU-066. Victor, UA1OEJ, will be active as UA1OEJ/P from Solovetsky Islands between July 22-31th. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign.

EU-083. Look for 19 members of the ARI La Spezia, lead by Jul/I1SAF, to be active as IP1T from Isola del Tino (IFF IFF-218, IIA SP-002, MIA MI-114, ITA ITA-058, WLOTA 0645) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/1-Stn/Low-Power entry. Opertaors mentioned are I1SAF, I1ANP, I1HBY, IZ1CLA, IZ1BZV, IZ1JOE, IZ1MHY, IZ1MHX, IW1PDP, IZ1NES, IZ1OSS, IZ1ELP, IK8XVA, IZ1JUP, IZ1REW, IZ1RWC, IZ1MHL, IZ1TRG, IZ1MHQ and IZ5JLF (ex- IZ1JLF). Activity will be on 80-10 meters using low power, with antennas: Windom (80-10m) and a vertical 1/4 wave on 40 meters. QSL via IZ5JLF, direct or by the Bureau (preferred).

EU-093. Spanish operators from the Asociación Cultural Radioaficionados Costa Blanca, URE Dos Hermanas and Adriatic DX Team will be active as ED5K from Tabarca Island (ARLHS SPA-136, DIE E-006) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Outside the contest operators will use ED5RKB. Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 with three stations on the air. During the contest operators will be on the air on the non-contest bands. Operators menitoned are Juanjo/EA1EN, Israel/EA1HVY, Juan Carlos/EA2RC, Antonio/EA2VE, Tony/EA5CRC, Fernando/EA5FX, Juan/EA5FHK, Tony/EA5HJO, Eugene/EA5HPX/UT2XD, Ivan/EA5IDH, Javi/EA5KM, Paco/EA7HHV, Antonio/EA7IQM, Luis- Enrique/EB5ESV, Mario/EB5BXK, Manolo/EB7ABJ, Alfonso/EC7AKV, Antonio/EC7JA, and for Logistics Josemi/EA5EEO. QSL via EA5RKB, direct or by the Bureau. Vist their Web page at:
http://acracb.org/tabarca

EU-136. Jozef, OM5AW, will be active as 9A/OM5AW from Krk Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ SSB-Mode/Assisted/Low-Power/12HRS entry. QSL via OM2FY.

EU-144. Members of the Italian Sezione ARI of Cosenza will be active as ID8/IQ8CS from Dino Island (IIA CS-002) during the upcoming RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned are Franco/IK8FKP, Francesco/IZ8EQF, Massimo/IZ8JBO, Costantino/IZ8EPX, Antonio/IK8UHA, Marco/IW8RMN, Antonio/ IW8PPZ, Emilio/I8SUE, Massimiliano/IZ8EPY, Pietro/IZ8FWN, Antonio/IW8ROL, Peppe/IZ8EBI, Renato/IZ8JCV, Pasquale/ IZ8IYX, Francesco/IZ8JFA, Gianluigi/IZ8EWB and Rocco/IK8ERL. QSL via the Bureau. Visit the club's Web page at: http://www.aricosenza.it

EU-146. Operators Louis/PA0LCE, Arsene/ON4FE, Lieven/ON4PQ, Kurt/ON5UT, Joel/ON6JM, Eddy/ON7PO, Pat/ON7PQ and Walter/ON8LW will be active as PF4C from Schouwen Duiveland, Netherlands, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/All-Band/ Low-Power/Mixed-Mode entry. QSL via ON4ON.

EU-172. Joergen, OZ0J, will be active as 5Q2T from Fyn Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ 24-Hrs/Mixed-Mode entry. QSL via OZ0J.

EU-179. Members of the Beer Lovers International Radio Club, the Dnepropetrovsk Radio Club and Tavria Radio Club will be active from the Kalanchakskiye Islands between July 24-30th. The group plans to operate on CW, SSB and RTTY, and use the callsign UT7E/p during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL UT7E/p via UT7EZZ, and all others via their home callsigns.

NA-128. Operators Robin/VE2DRO, Claude/VE2ZOS, Rock/VE2TCQ and Jean- Pierre/VA2SG will be active as VE2DRO from Coudres Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/ Mixed-Mode entry. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via VE2DRO (SASE). Look for them on APRS: VE2DRO-7 and VA2SG-7.

OC-130. Bodo, DF8DX, will be active as DU8/DF8DX from Mindanao Island (WLOTA 2803) between July 26th and August 10th. Activity will also include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). If time permits, Bodo will activate other IOTAs in DU after the contest. QSL via DF8DX, direct or by the Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW.

OC-150. Members of the Organisasi Amatir Radio Indonesia (ORARI) will be active as YB9IOTA from Gili Trawangan Island in the Nusa Tenggara Barat Province during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned are Bimbo/ YB3MM, Joppy/YB8XM, Kadek/YB9BU, Tjok/YB9BZ, Adi/YB9GV, Kardi/ YB9KA, Adhianto/YC0OIL, Santika/YC9HIU and Ferdiy/YC9MKF. QSL via YB9BU direct only.

SA-037. POSTPONED! Members of the Grupo DX Caracas, who were expected to activate La Blanquilla Island between July 11-16th, this past week, have announced that their operation was postponed until August (dates to be announced). There was no reason given for postponement.

J6, ST. LUCIA. Bill, K9HZ, will once again be active as J68HZ from his villa at Labrelotte Bay, Castries, St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA L-1336) between August 1-18th. Activity is usually on 80/40/20 meters using CW and SSB. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 3550, 7050 and 14050 kHz
SSB - 3770, 7155 and 14155 kHz
He also suggests to watch 40 or 20 meters between 1600-2400z daily. Bill will also be using his K3 radio and YP3 portable beam for the trip! QSL via his home callsign. ADDED NOTE: Bill, states, "I just counted up my QSL cards and found I am 5 states short of a WAS. I've probably worked them all but just don't have cards. I'll be looking for the following states for confirmed QSL cards next trip: Alaska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Vermont. If you have contacted me from one of these states previously, please remember to QSL. THANKS!"

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 16-22nd)....
Jul/16th AN Jul/19th HN Jul/21st AN
Jul/17th HN Jul/20th HN Jul/22nd AN
Jul/18th HN
SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
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NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
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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

N2, UNITED STATES (LH Op). The Old Barney ARC will be operating from the Barnegat Lighthouse (Old Barney) (ARLHS Lighthouse # USA-039) on August 4th (rain date August 5th) from about 1300-2100z. Other reference numbers are IOTA NA-111 (Long Beach Island, NJ) and USI NJ-001S. Operation will be mostly 20 and 40 meters SSB. QSL via N2OB.

NQ2, UNITED STATES. Jaime, WP3A, will once again be active as NQ2A during the IARU HF World Championship (July 14-15th) from Brooksville, FL. He will be active from here until July 22nd. QSL via NP3O direct or by the LoTW.

OFFICERS FOR 2012-2013. On Monday, April 2nd (ed. I know it is a little late... Old age is setting in [the mind] and I'm a busy guy!), the members of Northern Ohio DX Association (NODXA) re-elected and elected (*) the following to serve as officers between May 2012 and April 2013:
President: Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Vice President: Dwaine Modock, K8ME
Secretary (*): Glenn Williams, AF8C
Treasurer: Mary Michaelis, N8DMM
Newsletter Editor: David Autry, WD8IOU
For more information about NODXA, check out the club's Web site at:
http://www.nodxa.org
Also, as of July 6th, NODXA is now on FaceBook (TNX to Brain, K3USC) at:
http://www.facebook.com/NorthernOhioDxAssociation

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated July 15th)
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5C13EAI via 6K5YPD DL0OB via DL5NBS MC0SOL via M0URX
5Q4B via OZ5EV (d) E717S via E73ESP N0C via W5HP
9A/ON5JE via ON5JE EE3URR via EA3URR OG3077F via OH3JF
A71DLH via DL0LH EG5FPN via EA7HBC OH0/F6CTF via F6CTF (d)
AO1ABT via EA1ABT F/ON5SY via ON5SY OS8A via ON8VK
AO1XT via EA1XT GX4WAB via G4WAB OZ/DH6MM via DH6MM
AO5GUQ via EA5GUQ H44UD via UT6UD PY5/AI6V via AI6V
AO5HOL via EA5HOL HF15POWODZ via SP9PRR RA/DL6XK via DL6XK
AO5KB via EA5KB HF15POW via SP6KEO SP15POW via SP6ZJP
AO5XA via EA5XA HF215MD via SQ3MVE SW8Y via HA1YA
AO7FTZ via EA7FTZ IH9/IK5BCM via IK5BCM TM70TE via F5KBB
AO7HMC via EA7HMC JF3CTR/JD1 via JF3CTR TO5U via K9FY
AO7IZJ via EA7IZJ LG5LG via LA4EKA VK100WIQ via (VK-B)
AO8ADL via EA8ADL LX/DK5ON via DK5ON XE3/OH2NSW via OH2NSW -
CM8AKD via EA7FTR LX/DK5ON via DK5ON (XE-Address)
DA0HQ via DL5AXX LZ8SIX via LZ2CC XM3JO via VE3JO
(d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW

9K CALLSIGNS ON CLUGLOG'S OQRS. Hamad, 9K2HN, informs that he has enabled the OQRS service on Clublog.org for the following callsigns he manages: 9K0A, 9K2F (AS-118), 9K2HN/P (AS-118), 9K2USA, 9K47NLD, 9K5HN and 9K9X. He also mentioned, "I will not be adding my own call to the above list because I still enjoy collecting qsl cards."
MALPELO UPDATE. QSL Manager Bob, N2OO, reports, "if you worked HK1MW, HK1N, HK1T or HK6F in January 2012, then you really worked MALPELO. These four men were the advance team setting up the gear for the HK0NA DXpedition. During that time, they operated using their home calls without using a portable identifier. These QSOs count for Malpelo! Special photo QSLs have been printed and are now available via N2OO. Go to <http://df3cb.com/oqrs/n2oo/> for OQRS (direct and bureau) or <www.qsl.net/n2oo/history/qsl-n2oo.htm> for direct mail information, etc."

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 1A0C, 4Z5MU, 9A2UZ, 9M2TO, 9M0L, AB1JM, AE5P, BD5WW, CR6K, CT1HFS, DL0CS, E75MC, ED5WW, EI9KC, G3OFA, GI4DOH, GM0OAA, K6RV, KH2L, KM0O, KP4ED, LX1AX, MJ0ASP, N4KG, N4NX, N6NH, RI1ANF, RU6AT, TX1B, UA2FR, UR3IFD, UW2M, UX1VT, UZ0U, VY0/AH6EZ, W2SE, WB4DCM and WS7V

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3C6A, 6O0CW, 9L0W, A52AB, A35YZ, AH8A, C31VM, D44BS, E51EWP, E51M, FO5QB, FY5PO, GW4UDG/P, GW0VSW, KW6GM, LX1NO, LY2PX, RI1ANF, SU9VB, SV2ASP/A, TO3X, VK2KM and WP3DZ

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!

P29, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Drew, K9QV, is now currently active as P29VAC from Port Moresby. However, Drew informed OPDX on Friday that he may be in PNG for only a few more days (specific date was given). He also states, "I have been checking into the Southern Cross DX net on 14.238.5 MHz at 1030z when I am able. Operations have mainly been on 20m. Common modes are SSB, CW, JT-65." According to QRZ.com, he is using a KX3 w/10 watts into a Buddistick vertical. QSL via K9QV, direct or eQSL.

P4, ARUB. "The Daily DX" reports that Jack/W6NF and his XYL Shelley/ K7MKL will be on holiday in Aruba at the P49Y rental station between August 15-21st, and be active as P40NF and P40S, respectively. Shelley plans to be in the SARTG RTTY Contest. Outside of the contest, both operators will be casually active. Jack will be mostly on 20/15/10 meters CW, and possibly 6 meters if they find an antenna. Listen to operator's instructions for QSL info.

P5, NORTH KOREA (Update). If you missed the special bulletin (OPDX.1069.1) on Rick, K6VVA, explaining/addressing "some of the assumptions, specu- lations and inaccurate" which is being passed/posted around on various places, go to: http://www.papays.com/opdx1069.1.html The letter is also available in PDF format at: http://www.k6vva.com/p5/p5infoupdates.html

R1, EUROPEAN RUSSIA. Members of the AFARU (Armed Forces Amateur Radio Union) will be active as R100WWS from any areas of Russia between August 10-18th. Activity is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Military Air Forces of Russia (formed on August 12, 1912). Operations will be on all bands and modes. QSL via RV3YR.

T6, AFGHANISTAN. Croatian operators and members of the Croatian unit of the ISAF, Maj/9A7TJ and Vlado/9A3QM, will be active as T6TJ and T6VT, respectively, situated in camp Marmal in Mazar e Sharif City (Balkh province), until the end of September. Emir, 9A6AA, informs OPDX that he helped obtain their licenses through the Chief ISAF Spectrum Manage- ment Bureau of ISAF Headquarters which took several months to obtain and received on July 11th. Activity will be holiday style (but they are not on holiday) with operation mainly on SSB and the Digital modes. Maj, T6TJ, will operate mainly on the Digital mode using a FT2000, and Vlado, T6VT, will operate mainly SSB with a FT-857. They will be using wire antennas. QSL both operators via 9A6AA. For more updated info, pictures and logs see: http://www.inet.hr/9a6aa

T8, PALAU. Shuji, JA1FMN, will be active as T88FK from Babeldaob Island (OC-009) between July 17-19th. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters using SSB, FM and PSK31. Operations will be mainly on 17 meters and on 15 meters (PSK31 and SSB). If propagation is good, look for operations on 6 meters SSB and 10 meters FM. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct to: Shuji Yamanishi, 72-83-203 Toyoshiki Kashiwa- city, Chiba 277-0863 Japan.

TX0, AUSTRAL ISLANDS (IOTA Op). Philippe, FO4BM, will be active as TX0HF from the following French Polynesia IOTAs which count for the Austral Islands for DXCC:
OC-152 -Tubuai Island; Now through July 21st
OC-050 - Rurutu Island; July 21-23rd
Activity will probably be on 20/15/10/6 meters SSB. QSL via F4FJH.

V8, BRUNEI (Update to OPDX.1064). Members of the Gemilang Amamteur Radio Club (GEMILANG Radio) and the Mediterraneo DX Club will team-up and sponsor/plan another DXpedition, this time to Brunei (OC-088). The multi- national team (90% of the team operated during the 9N7MD DXpedition) will be active as V84SMD between November 11-23rd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. They plan to have 15 to 18 operators with 4 to 5 stations on the air 24 hours. The group has now activated a survey on band/mode needs on their Web page at: http://www.mdxc.org/v84smd/brunei-survey QSL via IK2VUC, direct, by the Bureau or the OQRS. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW 4-5 months after the activity. The V84SMD Web page is now online at: http://www.mdxc.org/v84smd

VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND. Operators Seppo/OH1VR and Henri/OH3JR will be active as VK9/homecall from Lord Howe Island (OC-004) between November 17-27th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Also, they will both participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as two Single-Op/Single-Band (bands not provide) entry. QSL via their home callsigns ONLY direct (SAE + IRC or 2 USDs).

VP9, BERMUDA. Kyle, WA4PGN, informs OPDX that he will be on his honeymoon with his wife Pam on Bermuda (NA-005) between July 13-22nd. He states, "I will operate as time permits during the IARU HF Championships (July 14-15th), CQWW VHF Contest (July 21-22th) and the North American RTTY QSO Party (July 21-22nd). Especially looking for contacts on 6 meters." QSL VP9/WA4PGM direct to his home callsign with SASE or SAE and return postage. QSL VP9I (DX club callsign) to N1HRA. See: http://vp9ge.com/vp9i.htm

WEB PAGE ACTIVATED. Natig, 4J5T, informs OPDX readers that the members of the "Safari" DX-activators club have activated the following Web page to get you familiar with their expeditions, on-air activities, to learn some special issues linked to opportunity for DXing in Azerbaijan. Please visit and comment on their Web page at: http://safari.16mb.com/wordpress

XE, MEXICO (Grids On The Birds). David, XE3DX, will be a on a family vacation between July 16-20th, but plans to activate some grid squares on SO-50 and AO-27 only. He will be active on most of the day passes, and plans to operate from EK48, EK49, EK69, EL50, EL51, EL61 and EL60, in the Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo States. He will return home between July 30th-August 4th. QSL direct or by LoTW (preferred).

ZL9, CAMPBELL ISLAND (Update). Members of the Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia announced that they have received a landing permit from the NZ Dept. of Conservation for ZL9HR Campbell Island (OC-037) DXpedition in November. The dates are now offical and the operation will take place between November 28th and December 9th, 2012. The ZL9 Campbell Island (NZ) is Number 15 on the current DXCC most wanted list. The ZL9HR DXpedition team is Tommy/VK2IR (Team Leader), John/VK3YP (Co-Leader), Les/W2LK, Gene/K5GS, Dave/K3EL, Glenn/KE4KY, Jacques/ZL3CW, Pista/HA5AO, Don/VE7DS and John/9M6XRO. The official Web site is at: http://www.zl9hr.com
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08-14-2012, 08:20 PM
SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1074.1
Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin No. 1074.1

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Special Bulletin No. 1074.1
BID: $OPDX.1074.1
August 14, 2012
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, AA4VK, F5NQL and VK2ARE for the following
DX information.

CU1-CU9, AZORES (Press Release - Dated August 14t)[edited]:
"ALL NINE AZORES ISLANDS, CU1 THROUGH CU9, ACTIVATED AT ONCE
Are You Ready to Fly to Azores for Free by Making Nine QSOs?

Yes indeed, those of you willing to spend 24 hours or less on the radio
are eligible to participate in an Azores lottery for two all-paid packages
to the beautiful Azores Islands in the Atlantic, completely free of charge.
The project is organized by the Azores-Finland Friendship Consortium in
partnership with the Amateur Radio Associations of the Azores Islands and
supported by the Azores Promotion Agency (ATA) and Azorean Airlines (SATA).
Just look at <www.visitazores.com> and make up your mind.
Not many people know that the Azores consist of nine populated islands,
stretching over a distance of 602 km (305mi) from East to West, next to
USA and Europe. And it is not widely known that the Azores have their own
airline (SATA) flying to each island, in addition to many destinations in
Europe and North America. Each island has its own characteristics and its
own blend and alone qualifies for your visit there.
While these islands count for a single DXCC entity, they offer three (3)
IOTA groupings.
With this unique AZORES 9 ISLANDS HUNT, an invited international group
of amateur radio operators together with resident Azores amateurs will
be activating the nine islands, offering an opportunity to the world to
contact these islands all at once over one weekend.
Activity Weekend - Saturday, September 29th, 1200 UTC to September
30th, 1200 UTC (24 hours). These stations will be active starting Friday,
September 28th as soon as they become operational.
Frequency Windows
CW: 7000-7015, 18080-18090 and 14050-14065 kHz
SSB: 7175-7195, 18120-18135 and 14250-14275 kHz

Nine Islands and their Stations - Santa Maria, CU1ARM; San Miguel,
CU2ARA; Terceira, CU3URA; Graciosa, CU4ARG; Sao Jorge, CU5AM; Pico,
CU6GRP; Faial, CU7CRA; Flores, CU8ARF; and Corvo, CU9AC.
Operators and Island Hosts - Sergio/CU1AAD, Jose/CU2CE, Francisco/CU2DX,
Guilherme/CU2IF, Domingois/CU3CS, Guilherme/CU4AB, Jose/CU5AM, Jorge/CU6AB,
Manuel/CU7CA, Claudio/CU8AAE, Joao/CU9AC, Franz/DJ9ZB, Richard/DF9TF,
Nigel/G3TXF, Michael/G7VJR, Diane/K2DO, Rich/KE3Q, Mike/KI1U, Marius/LB3HC,
George/N2GA, Martti/OH2BH, Juha/OH8NC, Ghis/ON5NT, Carine/ON7LX, Claude/
ON7TK, Alex/OZ7AM, Kenneth/OZ1IKY, Yuri/VE3DZ and Ed/VE3FWA.
Two Hunt Awards - Those making a QSO with at least 5 different islands
will have a corresponding number of tickets placed into a lottery for a
free trip to the Azores (e.g. if you have QSOs with 7 islands, you will
get 7 lottery tickets). Additionally, the first 25 operators making QSOs
with all 9 islands will be eligible for a second lottery. The free trips
are from the closest airport served by SATA; including flight, accommo-
dation and transfers..
During or immediately after the weekend, the logs will be posted on
Club Log to display your band/mode slots. The lottery will be drawn on
October 15, 2012.
QSL Cards - All QSOs will be confirmed through the bureau network with
special full-color cards. Direct QSL requests via Jose Melo, CU2CE."

CY0 NEWS RELEASE (Dated August 12th). The following is from the Sable
Island Web page at: http://www.cy0dxpedition.com
"We are excited to announce that we have received approvals from
'Parks Canada', 'Canadian Coast Guard', and 'Officer-in-Charge, Sable
Island' to operate amateur radio from October 8-17th, 2012.
We should note, however, that our permit to operate includes several
new restrictions on antennas (in addition to the traditional restrictions
for Sable). The purpose of these restrictions are to minimize the environ-
mental impact on the migratory bird population that may be present during
the period that we are on Sable Island.
We feel fortunate to have received the trust of 'Parks Canada' for this
operation and consider it a privilege to be able to visit Sable Island.
We will cooperate fully with these new restrictions to minimize potential
environmental impact to the protected bird species.
In the days ahead, we will assess the impact that these additional
antenna restrictions may have on our operations and any adjustments that
we may need to take relative to antennas that we will take to Sable
Island. Further details of our operating plans will be posted to
<CY0dxpedition.com>.
This will be our third attempt to get to Sable island (previous attempts,
December 2010 and December 2011)......
WA4DAN/CY0 and AA4VK/CY0"

ZL9, CAMPBELL ISLAND (Update/Press Release #5): "Preparations for the
HARAOA ZL9HR DX'Pedition to Campbell Island in the Great Southern Ocean
(IOTA OC-037) are on schedule for the activation dates of November 28th
to December 9th this year.
The team are delighted to announce a new sponsor in the Northern
California DX foundation, this is in addition to the other sponsors with
Spiderbeam sponsoring ZL9HR and supplying spiderbeam antennas and masts,
21 worldwide DX groups and the prestigious ARRL Colvin foundation award.
Of course we should not forget the 36 individuals who are also sponsoring
the DX'Pedition. Thanks to all of these.
The containers to carry all required equipment are currently being
prepared and loaded, ready to be shipped out of Sydney around the 15th
of September.
Please refer to the Web site <ZL9HR.COM> for the full, up-to-date,
information about this major DX'Pedition.
73 from Ed, VK2ARE, Australian publicity Officer for ZL9HR"

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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
Sysop of the "Basic Amateur Radio Frequency BBS" (BARF80.ORG)

UA6JD
08-16-2012, 06:02 AM
SB DX @ ARL $ARLD033
ARLD033 ITU Assigns New Prefix for Niue: E6A-E6Z

ZCZC AE33
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 33 ARLD033
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT August 14, 2012
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD033
ARLD033 ITU Assigns New Prefix for Niue: E6A-E6Z

On August 3, the ITU updated its Table of International Call Sign Series to reflect a call sign change for Niue. The island will now have the entire E6 prefix block. Niue -- an island approximately 1500 miles northeast of New Zealand -- is a self-governing island nation that has been in free association with New Zealand since 1974. Prior to the change, the island used ZK2. According to the CIA World Factbook, Niue is about 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC, and has a population of almost 1300 people.

UA6JD
08-17-2012, 02:52 PM
SB DX @ ARL $ARLD034
ARLD034 DX news

ZCZC AE34
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 34 ARLD034
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT August 16, 2012
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD034
ARLD034 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
CX3AL, F5TRO, NC1L, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX,
DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and
WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

SRI LANKA, 4S. Members of the Radio Society of Sri Lanka will be
QRV as 4S7LGT from the Barberyn Lighthouse, ARLHS SLI-002, on
Barberyn Island, IOTA AS-171, during the ILLW. QSL via 4S7LGT.

SENEGAL, 6V. Dom, M1TKA is QRV as 6W/M1KTA until August 22. This
may include a side trip to Goree Island, IOTA AF-060. Activity is
on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK and, if conditions
permit, 6 meters as well. QSL to home call.

PORTUGAL, CT. Jose, CT1GZB, Carlos, CT1CSY and Rafael, CT2JXT plan
to be QRV as CR6LH from the lighthouse at Cabo da Roca, ARLHS
POR-007, during the ILLW. Activity will be on HF using CW, SSB,
RTTY and PSK31. QSL via CT1GZB.

URUGUAY, CX. Members of the Radio Club Uruguayo will be QRV as CW1R
from Punta del Este Lighthouse, ARLHS URU-008, during the ILLW.
Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various
digital modes. QSL via bureau.

IRELAND, EI. Members of the Carrickfergus Amateur Radio Group will
be QRV as GN0LIX/p from the Chaine Memorial Tower, ARLHS NTI-004,
during the ILLW. Depending on conditions they will be active on 40,
20 or 10 meters using SSB. QSL via bureau.

FRANCE, F. Members of the Radio Club Vendeen will be QRV as F6KUF/p
from the Sebastopol Polder Nature Park on Noirmoutier Island on
August 20 and 21. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB
and possibly RTTY and PSK. QSL via F6KUF.

SCOTLAND, GM. A group of operators are QRV as GB2YLS from Fair Isle
until August 22. This includes an entry in the ILLW from the Fair
Isle South Lighthouse, ARLHS SCO-079. Activity is on the HF bands
using CW and SSB. QSL via MM5YLO.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4. Ralph, H44RK is QRV from Honiara on the north
coast of Guadalcanal until late 2012. Activity is on 40 to 10
meters using SSB. QSL direct to home call.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Members of the Gwangju DX Club are QRV as
D7G from Kogum Island, IOTA AS-060, until August 19. Activity is on
80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via HL4CEL.

FINLAND, OH. Station OH8T will be QRV from the Marjaniemi
Lighthouse on Hailuoto Island, IOTA EU-184, during the ILLW. QSL
via bureau.

ALAND ISLANDS, OH0. Normunds, YL3DQ is QRV as OH0/YL3DW until
August 20. Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using CW
and RTTY. QSL to home call.

BELGIUM, ON. Special event station ON4YOTA will be QRV from August
19 to 26 for Youngsters On The Air. QSL via ON9CFG.

ARUBA, P4. Jack, W6NF and Shelley, K7MKL are QRV as P40NF and P40S,
respectively, until August 21. Activity is on the HF bands and 6
meters using CW and RTTY. This includes an entry in the SARTG RTTY
contest as P40S. QSL via operators' instructions.

CURACAO, PJ2. Louis, PJ2LS will be QRV as PJ2L from the Noordpunt
Lighthouse during the ILLW. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL
direct via EB7DX.

AUSTRALIA, VK. Tony, VK3VTH/7 will be QRV from the Currie
Lighthouse on King Island, IOTA OC-233, during the ILLW. Activity
will be on 40 and 20 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.

LAKSHADWEEP ISLAND, VU7. A group of operators are QRV as VU7M from
Minicoy Island, IOTA AS-106, until August 22. Activity is on 160 to
10 meters using mostly CW with some SSB and digital modes. This
includes activating the Minicoy Lighthouse during ILLW. QSL to
VU2JHM.

CHAGOS ISLANDS, VQ9. Jim, ND9M is QRV as VQ9JC from Diego Garcia,
IOTA AF-006, until mid November. Activity is Field Day style using
mostly CW between 1230 and 1615z daily. QSL to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. ARRL Rookie RTTY Roundup, ARRL 10 GHz
and Up Contest, North American SSB QSO Party, International
Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend, SARTG World Wide RTTY Contest, QRP CW
Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint Ladder, Russian District Award Contest,
Keyman's Club of Japan CW Contest, CVA DX CW Contest and the SARL HF
Digital Contest are all on tap for this weekend. The Run for the
Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for August 20. The SKCC CW Sprint
and CWops Mini-CWT CWTest are scheduled for August 22. Please see
August QST, page 77 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest websites for
details.
NNNN
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UA6JD
08-18-2012, 06:53 AM
18 August 2012
A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1111
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**** DX INFORMATION ****
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3B8 - Alex, IW5ELA (http://honeymoonafrica2012.jimdo.com/)will (http://honeymoonafrica2012.jimdo.com/%29will) be active
as 3B8/IW5ELA from Mauritius (AF-049) on 5-12 September. He will
operate holiday style mainly CW on 20, 17, 15 and 12 metres. QSL
direct to home call; email requests for bureau card should be sent
to iw5ela[@]gmail.com.
5R - Moise, F4EZG will be active as 5R8VE from Nosy Alanana (Ile aux
Prunes, AF-090) on 1-3 September. He plans to be QRV on 40, 20, 15
and 10 metres SSB. QSL via F4EZG. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
5T - SP2EBG, SP3CYY, SP3FXY, SP3GEM, SP6EQZ and SP6IXF, with the
special participation of Jean 5T0JL, will be active as 5T0SP from
Mauritania from 24 November to 10 December. They will be QRV on
160-10 metres CW, SSB, RTTY. A band/mode survey can be found on
the expedition's website (http://5t0sp.dxing.pl/) [TNX NG3K]
9M2 - Rich, PA0RRS will be active once again again as 9M2MRS from Penang
Island (AS-015) from 30 October until 26 December. He will operate
CW, RTTY and PSK (plus SSB on request). QSL via home call, direct
or bureau, as well as LoTW and eQSL. [TNX PA0RRS]
CU - An invited international group of 18 operators together with 11
resident amateurs will be active from the nine populated islands
of the Azores during an "activity weekend" from 12 UTC 29
September to 12 UTC on the 30th (but the stations will be active
starting on 28 September, as soon as they become operational).
Look for CU1ARM (Santa Maria, EU-003), CU2ARA (Sao Miguel,
EU-003), CU3URA (Terceira, EU-175), CU4ARG (Graciosa, EU-175),
CU5AM (Sao Jorge, EU-175), CU6GRP (Pico, EU-175), CU7CRA (Faial,
EU-175), CU8ARF (Flores, EU-089) and CU9AC (Corvo, EU-089) on CW
(7000-7015, 18080-18090, 14050-14065 kHz) and SSB (7175-7195,
18120-18135, 14250-14275 kHz).
Those making a QSO with at least 5 different islands will have
a corresponding number of tickets placed into a lottery for a free
trip to the Azores. Additionally, the first 25 operators making
QSOs with all 9 islands will be eligible for a second lottery. The
lottery will be drawn on 15 October (further information on
www.dxsummit.fi (http://www.dxsummit.fi)). During or immediately after the weekend, the
logs will be posted to Club Log. All QSOs will be confirmed
through the bureau with special full-color cards. Direct QSL
requests should go to CU2CE. [TNX ON5NT]
CY0 - WA4DAN and AA4VK have received all of the needed approvals to be
active as WA4DAN/CY0 and AA4VK/CY0 from Sable Island (NA-063) on
8-17 October. Their operating permit includes several new
restrictions on antennas, to minimize the environmental impact on
the protected bird population. Details of their operating plans
will be posted to www.cy0dxpedition.com (http://www.cy0dxpedition.com)
F - Look for Marc, F6HQP/p to be active from Yeu Island (EU-064) on
19-21 August. QSL via bureau. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
FO - Didier, F6BCW will be active from French Polynesia between 2
October and 8 November. On 2-6 October he will be on Tahiti
(OC-046), with little to no activity expected. Then he will visit
IOTA group OC-067 and operate CW only with 100 watts and dipoles
from Huahine (6-15 October, 40-10m), Raiatea (15-19 October, on
30, 20 and 17m), Tahaa (19-22 October, on 40, 30, 20 and 17m),
Maupiti (22-26 October, on 30, 20 and 17m) and again Huahine (27
October-8 November, 40-10m). If he does not get the special
callsign he has applied for, he will operate as FO/F6BCW. QSL via
home call, direct or bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
GD - Members of the Dundee Amateur Radio Club will be active as
GT4AAF/p from the Isle of Man (EU-116) on 18-25 August. QSL is via
bureau or direct to GM0BKC. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
HL - The Gwangju DX Club will be active as D7G from Kogum Island
(AS-060) on 17-19 August. Look for activity on 80-6 metres SSB, CW
and RTTY. QSL via HL4CEL.
I - IB0E will be active from Ventotene Island (EU-045) on 25-31
August. Plans are to operate SSB and digital modes on 80-10
metres, hopefully with two stations. QSL via operator's
instructions.
I - Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the MB339
aircraft by the National Aerobatic Patrol (the Tricolour Arrows
aerobatic team of the Italian Air Force), special callsign II3PAN
will be in use on 1-20 September. QSL via IV3IUM, direct or
bureau. Information on the relevant award can be found at
www.ariudine.it/freccetricolori_30_PAN/regolamento.html (http://www.ariudine.it/freccetricolori_30_PAN/regolamento.html)
JA - Take, JI3DST will be active as JI3DST/JI1 from Shikine Island
(AS-008) on 12-16 September. He will operate CW, SSB, FM, RTTY and
PSK31 on 40-10 metres, and will take part in the Scandinavian
Activity Contest (15-16 September) as JI3DST/1. QSL via home call,
bureau preferred. [TNX JI3DST]
KH0 - Mike, JA6EGL and Yu, JE6DND will be active as KK6WW/KH0 and KH0R
from Saipan (OC-086) on 6-9 September. They will operate CW and
SSB on 30-10 metres. QSL via home calls, direct only. [TNX JN6RZM]
KL - Look for KL7/KJ4OAP, KL7/W2NAF and KL7/K8GU to be active from Adak
Island (NA-039) from 23 August to 12 September. They plan to be
QRV in their spare time on 40-6 metres mainly CW and digital
modes. QSL via home calls and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
LX - Anne, OH2YL will be active as LX/OH2YL from Luxembourg on 24-31
August. She will operate CW on 80-10 metres. QSL via home call.
[TNX NG3K]
SM - Jorgen, SM3CXS will operate CW and SSB as SG3U from Grimskar
Island (EU-176) on 23-26 August. QSL direct or bureau, and LoTW.
[TNX SM3CXS]
SV - The White Tower DX Team will operate as J48SV from Samothraki
Island (EU-174) on 24-27 August. QSL via SV2FPU, LoTW and eQSL.
T6 - Ilian, LZ1CNN (ex YI9LZ) will be active as T6LG from Afghanistan
from September 2012 to February 2013. He plans to be QRV on all
bands SSB and CW. QSL via LZ1ZF, direct or bureau, and LoTW.
Instructions for direct QSLling on qrz.com under T6LG.
VK9X - Pekka, OH2YY will be active on 40-10 metres as VK9XM from
Christmas Island (OC-002) on 6-12 October. QSL via home call,
direct or bureau. [TNX OH2YY]
W - Look for W1S to be active from the lighthouse on Seguin Island
(NA-137) during the ILLW (18-19 August). QSL direct to AK4KP. [TNX
VA3RJ]
W - The Fort Myers Amateur Radio Club (W4LX) will participate in the
ILLW from the Boca Grande lighthouse on Gasparilla Island
(NA-069). [TNX VA3RJ]
XE - Manuel, XE2HUQ and other operators will be active as XF1F from San
Francisco Island (NA-124) on 7-13 October. They plan to be QRV on
160-10 metres SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via XE2HUQ.
YO - A group of Romanian operators will be active as YP1S from Sacalinu
Mare Island (EU-183) on 23-29 August. QSL via YO9FNP. [TNX DX
World]
YV - Members of the Grupo DX Caracas will be active as YW5B from Isla
La Blanquilla (SA-037) on 22-27 August. They plan to be QRV on all
bands and modes. QSL via DM4TI.
ZA - Look for ZA/OK1DX (QSL via home call), ZA/OK1FCJ (QSL via OK1DRQ)
and ZA/OK6DJ (QSL via via home call, LoTW and eQSL) to be active
on all bands from Albania from 27 September to 3 October,
including participation in the CQ WW RTTY Contest as ZA/OL8R (QSL
via OK1DRQ). [TNX NG3K]

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**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

HEARD ISLAND 2014 ---> Updates of the team and the Project Description
(version 4.3) are now available at www.heardisland.org (http://www.heardisland.org). "You will see in
the Project Description that we have developed a wide-ranging scientific
program, including radio operations (the DXpedition), real-time
communications, mountain science, biological science, atmospheric science,
astronomical science, documentation, and educational outreach. We are
proposing that the AAD collaborate on some of the research.
We are interested in establishing a collaboration with any person or group
that can fit into the research program (or extend it). The next NEWS update
will be on 15 September. The next round of team members will be announced
on 15 October, but if you are interested in joining the team (on the island
or offsite), we invite you to contact us anytime."

PT0S & 6 METRES ---> The PT0S team will be making a special effort to put
St. Peter and St. Paul Rocks on 6 metres during its 12-24 November
operation. "We have experienced 50MHz operators", they say, "and will be
taking high performance gear to effectively exploit openings. We'll operate
on SSB and CW and an additional effort will be made for 6m EME, during the
time when the moon is at the horizon". Please visit http://pt0s.com/ for
further information.

QSL HK0NA ---> As of 8 August, all traditional direct requests received
through 31 July (with appropriate return funds) and all OQRS direct
requests received through 5 August have been processed and mailed - a grand
total of 74,190 QSOs. "The QSL process has been temporarily 'paused' while
we give all of our special QSL processors and handlers some time off", N2OO
says. "We will re-start direct QSLing in early September, then start on the
OQRS bureau requests soon after". The logs were uploaded to LoTW on 10
August, but some QSOs are missing. N2OO is aware of the problem and is
workimg on this with ARRL.

QSL VU7M ---> The new address where to send direct cards for the current
DXpedition to Minicoy Island (AS-106), Lakshadweeps [425DXN 1109] is: 9026
Phillip Dorsey Way, Columbia MD 21045, USA. This is just a mail drop, as
the actual QSL cards will be mailed from India. Include a self addressed
label (SAE non required) and at least two US dollars.

QSL YV7/UA9YAB & YV5/UA9YAB ---> The QSL cards for the late UA9YAB's
operations from IOTA groups SA-012 (YV7/UA9YAB) and SA-035 (YV5/UA9YAB)
will be handled by UA9YPS. QSL direct only to Aleksandr Y. Shishkin, ul.
Kalinina 18-18, Rubtsovsk, Altajskij kr., 658213, Russia.

+ SILENT KEY + Aleksandr A. Vedernikov, UA9YAB (aka XU7AEQ and JT0YAB)
died unexpectedly on 9 August during his vacation in Venezuela (YV7/UA9YAB
and YV5/UA9YAB) [425DXN 1099]. He was only 50 years old, and leaves behind
his wife Nataliya and two children. DX World.net has now set aside a
dedicated page (http://dx-world.net/ua9yab-family/) for donations to be
sent to help offset the high costs for returning Alex's body home.

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QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8CF, 3C0E, 3C6A, 3G7C (SA-018),
4S7AB, 4S7BRG, 5B8AD, 6O0CW, 6V7Z, 6Y5WJ, 9G5TT, 9J2KC, 9K2HN, 9L0W
(AF-037), 9Y4HQ, A35CT, A52JY, A5A, C21XF, CO7EH, CO8LY, CO8ZZ, CX7CO,
DP1POL, E51M, ER5A, ES3AX, ES9C, EY7AD, EZ8BP, F6ATS/6W, FG5LA, FJ/W6JKV,
FK8CE, FW0NAR, GR100MGY, H44UD, HC2/KF6ZWD, HH4/W3CMP, HK0NA, HK1MW,
HP1AVS, HV0A, J52HF, JD1BLY, JT1CO, JX5O, KH8/N9YU, KP4RV, KP4VP, N5K,
NH0Z, OD5NH, OD5NJ, PJ5/SO6X, PJ7DX, PY0FF, S21YX, SA6G/7 (EU-137), SU9VB,
SV2ASP/A, T32C, T32TX, T32XX, TA3X, TO5T, TX4T, UA9MA, UN3M, V73AX, V73NS,
V85SS, VP2MFF, VP2MQR, VP2MSN, VP6T, VQ9JC, VR2KF, WE8A/KH0, XV9MA, XX9E,
YB8Y (OC-221), YI9EO, ZD7XF, ZL2WL.

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UA6JD
08-21-2012, 04:34 AM
SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1075
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1075

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1075
BID: $OPDX.1075
August 20, 2012
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, WA2HMM, NG3K & ADXO, W3BTX, W3UR &
The Daily DX, K4ELV, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KH6BZF, W7XA, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX
& 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, CT1FJZ, CX3AL, DK8JB & The DX News
Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les
Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, LZ1ZF, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News,
OK6DJ, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SM1TDE,
SM3CXS, SP5UAF, UR7UD, VA3RJ & ICPO, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), YB
Land DX Club and YF1AR for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 12th-August, through Sunday, 19th-August there were 220
countries active. Countries available: 1S, 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P,
8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP,
BV, BY, C3, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, 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, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0,
HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/o,
JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, 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, PY,
PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, TA, TF,
TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5,
V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, VU7, XE,
XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8,
ZD9, 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" (WFWL).

5T0, MAURITANIA (Update). A group of Polish radio amateurs will be active
as 5T0SP between November 24th and December 10th, from Mauritania. They've
already got their license which was possible thanks to the great kindness
of the l'Autorité de Régulation of Mauretania and with a great help from
Jean, 5T0JL. Activity will be on all HF bands, 160-10 meters using CW,
SSB and the Digital modes. Their license does not allow for 6 meters
operations - perhaps it will change but it is not sure now. There will
be a focus on JA and Far East. Operators mentioned are Bob/SP2EBG, Jan/
SP3CYY, Jurek/SP3GEM, Wlodek/SP6EQZ, Ryszard/SP6FXY, Janusz/SP6IXF and
Jean/5T0JL. They have not yet decided who will be the QSL Manager. It is
not sure if they will have Internet access at their QTH. If they have
access to the Internet, the logs will be uploaded daily to the ClubLog.
Otherwise, logs will be uploaded to the ClubLog after the DXpedition.
The DXpedition's Web site is at: http://5t0sp.dxing.pl
You can find there the latest news and also take part in their survey for
bands/modes most needed. Any other questions or suggestions can be sent
to: 5t0sp@dxing.pl

5Z, KENYA. Eric, SM1TDE, will be active as 5Z4/SM1TDE from Diani Beach,
Mombasa, between November 5-22nd. This will be a family vacation and
activity will be limited to how much his XYL and kids allow. Activity
will be on 40-10 meters on CW. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau,
direct or LoTW. He thanks Ted, 5Z4NU, for getting his license application
through the system. For more details, visit his HAM Blog at:
http://www.sm1tde.bloggspace.se

8Q, MALDIVES. Juergen, OE4JHW, will be active as 8Q7OE from the Maldives
between September 3-14th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters
using SSB and BPSK (mode at night). He will focus on stations from DL,
HB0, HB9 and OE, as well as on North and South America. QSL via his
home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Also, LoTW and eQSL.

9/11 SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS........................
* Members of the Symbol Technologies Amateur Radio Club (STARC), will
be operational as N1Y, September 8th and 9th. Activity is commemorating
the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks. They will be operating
on 40/20/15 meters using CW and SSB, in the "General" portions of the
bands. A special QSL may be had by sending a SASE to the QRZ.com
address of W2SBL.

* Look for special event station N3U/Flt93 (N3U/United Flight 93) to be
activated once again between September 8-13th, to remind "Amateur
Radio Operators World-Wide" of the tragic events that happened near
"Shanksville (Pa), New York City and Washington DC, on September 11,
2001." Operators mentioned are Bob/W3BTX and Roy/W3TEF. QSL N3U/Flt 93
via W3PN, by the Bureau or direct (Please include SASE and enough
return postage. If additional postage is needed...your QSL will be
returned via the BUREAU). For more details, QRZ.com.

* Look for Bob/W3BTX and Roy/W3TEF to be active as P49T (P49Towers)
from Aruba between September 14-21st. QSL via W3BTX, by the W3
Bureau or direct. Don't QSL via the P4 Bureau or eQSL.

D2, ANGOLA. Paulo "Paul", CT1FJZ, informs OPDX that he is now in Angola
and is expected to be there for one year working in Benguela and Huambo.
Look for him to be active as D2FJZ, mainly on the weekends and limited
during the weekdays. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB using a TS-480S
with 100 watts into a EZwire (160-10m) and CT-V5a vertical antenna
(20/17/15/12/10m). QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

DU1, PHILIPPINES. Alan, W7XA, will be active as DU1/W7XA near Tagaytay
Ridge which is about 40 miles south of Manila between now and August
27th. Activity will be on 20/17/15 meters using mostly CW and some SSB
depending on conditions. Alan informs OPDX that he will use 100 watts
and a dipole only. QSL via his home callsign (QRZ.com).

DXPEDITION VIDEOS OF THE WEEK. With more and more DXpeditions putting
their videos on YouTube and other Web services, we decided to list them
(possibly) each week. For this week's listings:
2012 - N6G Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60gWOJ0T5Xo#!
2011 - FP Cambridge University Wireless Society DXpedition:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsKfnO4TEPU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLPmGdoc-6Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWQV62WvYIU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBjdRPAlT-Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzFC7c4ABig
2011 - TP50CE Short DXpedition (Russian Op): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MkjDXL4wzY

If you have a DXpedition 'video' available on the Web and would like to
have it listed in the OPDX, PLEASE send the URL to use and we will publish
it.

EM0, UKRAINE (Special Event/WFF Op). Members of the Belotserkovsky Radio
Club (BCRC) plan to be active as EM0UBC between August 24-26th. Activity
is to celebrate the Ukraine's Independence Day, and the BCRC will operate
from the territory of the National Park "Alexandria", National Academy
of Sciences of Ukraine (WFF Ukraine - URFF-91, Ukrainian Flora Fauna -
UYFF-33). QSO also counts towards the "Ukrainian Rivers Award" (URA-034-
Ros'River). QSL via UR4UXD. For more details, see: http://bcrc.at.ua

FT5W & FT5X, CROZET AND KERGUELEN. Gildas, TU5KG, will once again be active
a TU5KG/MM in the vicinity of Crozet (FT5W?) and Kerguelen (FT5X?) during
November and December. QSL via F4DXW.

HS, THAILAND. Dennis, K7BV, having recovered from a serious medical
condition, is returning to Asia for a short visit between August 25th
and September 2nd. He will be using his HS0ZKS callsign on HF bands from
the home of John, HS1CHB, and hopes to QSO friends from around the world.
Dennis may also get on the air from Japan as well using his call JF1XJR.
QSL via K7BV's new QTH, 290 West Road, Turkey, NC 28393.

IOTA NEWS..............
AS-149. Operators Gennady/R3BY, Max/RU5D and Oleg/R7LP will be active
as RI0FM from Moneron Island (RR-16-01, RDA SL-16) sometime
between late August/early September. Activity will be on the
HF bands. QSL via R3BY, by the Bureau or direct:
Gennady Arkhipov, p.Kommunarka, 102-4, Moskovskaya obl, 142770,
RUSSIA.

EU-008. (Update) Members of the Black Country DX & Contest Group will
be active as MS0OXE from the Isle of Tiree (IOSA NH04, SCOTIA
DI10, IO66ML, WAB NL94), in the Inner Hebrides Islands between
September 13-21st. Operators mentioned are Simon/M0VKY, James/
M0YOM, Drew/G7DMO, Brian/G0JKY and Terry/G4MKP. Activity will
be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via M0URX OQRS.
Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog, LoTW and eQSL. Visit their
Web site at: http://ms0oxe.webs.com
They would like to thank Anthony, MW0JZE, for the loan of one
of the hex beams they will be using:
http://www.g3txq-hexbeam.com

EU-064. Marc, F6HQP, will be active as F6HQP/p from Yeu Island (DIFM
AT21) between August 19-21st. QSL via the Bureau.

EU-176. Jorgen, SM3CXS, will once again be active as SG3U from Grimskar
Island between August 23-26th. Activity will be on CW and SSB,
probably on the IOTA frequencies. QSL via his home callsign,
by the Bureau or direct and also LoTW.

EU-183. A group of Romanian operators will be active as YP1S from
Sacalinu Mare Island between August 23-29th. QSL via YO9FNP.

NA-039. Operators Etahn/K8GU, Kevin/KJ4OAP and Nathaniel/W2NAF will
be active as KL7/homecall from Adak Island between August 23rd
and September 12th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters, including
the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW and SSB. QSL via their home
callsigns or LoTW.

SA-037. (Update) Member of the Grupo DX Caracas have rescheduled their
YW5B DXpedition to La Blanquilla Island between August 21-27th.
Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB, FM, Satellites
and the Digital modes. QSL Manager is DM4TI.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 20-26th)....
Aug/20th HN-LN Aug/23rd AN Aug/25th HN
Aug/21st LN-HN Aug/24th HN Aug/26th HN-AN
Aug/22nd 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

KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA. Bill, N6MW, and possibly 1-2 other operators (TBA)
will be active as KH8/N6MW from a hotel in Tutuila, south of the Pago
Pago harbor area (to avoid mountain low angle cut off) between November
8-19th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using mainly CW, but some SSB
and RTTY when things slow down. They will have 2 stations with one on
the air 24/7. Focus is to work as many stations as possible, 160 meters
and looking for EU. 15 meters is the anticipated prime band. QSL via
LoTW. For direct and bureau QSL - TBA. For more details and updates,
visit: http://n6mw.jimdo.com

LX, LUXEMBOURG. Anne, OH2YL, will be active as LX/OH2YL from Luxembourg
between August 24-31st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW. QSL
via her home callsign.

PB100, NETHERLANDS (Special Event). To commemorate 100th anniversary
of the ITU Prefixes, look for special event station PB100PREFIX to be
active between October 4-31st. QSL via PB0P. After the tragic loss of
the Titanic (Callsign MGY, the, "M", is from the Marconi company) in
April 1912, there was an acknowledgement that there should be inter-
national standards for radio communications. Therefore, the leading
colonial countries planned several meetings in the aftermath of the
loss of the Titanic. For more details, visit: http://www.PB100PREFIX.nl

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated August 19th)
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4X0A via 4X1VF CW5X via CX2ABC HP2TP via HP1RCP
5B/HA5SE via HA5SE DM0BARS via DL7UMG J68HZ via K9HZ
5W1SA via JA1DXA E51AIU via JJ8DEN KH6/JN3NYR via JN3NYR
6K0ON/4 via DS4DRT ED2SPS via EA2SPS LA6Q via LA9VDA
9A/LX9EG/P via LX1NO EE7NL via EA7NL LT5X via WD9EWK
9A/OE3WYC via OE3WYC EG1SAU via EA1HNP OE/DK7FK via DK7FK
9A/SP9MZH via SP9MZH EM0LH via US4LGW OG1G via R3AR
A41NK via A47RS EM3WFF via UT4WA PA2012DYK via PA3RGH
A60HD via NI5DX EW/US8ZAL via US8ZAL PJ5/K3TRM via K3TRM
A61AM via EA5ZD EW/UY5HF via UY5HF PP2/DL3SEZ via DL3SEZ
BG8GAM via BA4EG F/M0SLC via OM7PY SN10ZKD via SP2KDS
C5YK via ON3TZ F/ON7RU via ON7RU SP0CFF via SP2FAP
CP6/DF9GR via DF9GR HB0/E73CQ via E77E TF/EA3QP via EA3QP
CR5LSV via CT5KAO HB0/F5PAC via F5PAC TM89SARA via F5KCC
CR6LH via CT1GZB HF20RPL via SP9PRR ZP6CW via ZP6CU
CU1ARM via CT-Bureau HF20WW via SP9KRT
CW1R via CX1AA HG20SD via HA8PH

7O6T QSL STATUS. Bernie, W3UR, reports that the 7O6T QSL cards are
expected to begin going out in September. For those who donated they
have already sent the LoTW confirmations.

9M4SLL ON LOTW. Tim, M0URX, reports: "9M4SLL log has been uploaded to
LoTW, there is currently a LONG delay on the LoTW system please wait
for LoTW to process the file. Log has now been uploaded to Club Log
online log search. Expeditions page."

QSL HOUSE CLEANING. Henryk, SM0JHF, reports, "I am retired now and can
no longer afford sending all QSL cards automatically. I have in the past
50 years personally filled in and shipped more than 100k QSL cards for
my activities using the following callsigns: SP5AHL (1960-1966), 3Z0L
(1969), SP5PWK (1969-1974), SM0JHF (since 1978), SK0MT, SK0UX, K6JHF,
C56JHF, S92JHF, D44CF, 9H3HF, F0HWF, VK2EHK, SV8/SM0JHF, TA0/SM0JHF,
SM0JHF/HI3, SM0JHF/HI9, TK/SM0JHF, IS0/SM0JHF, 5B/SM0JHF, 6W/SM0JHF,
VU3HKE and others." He will "clean house" and dispose of blank cards
by the end of this year. If you need a card for any of the above call-
signs, you need to contact him by E-mail: sm0jhf@gmail.com
He states, "Please do not send any QSL cards to me either direct or
via any QSL bureau. I don't collect QSL cards and cards via bureau are
destroyed at arrival. Send only a list, do not send any QSL cards,
please."

The YB Land DX Club announces that the callsigns YB67RI and YB26SEAG
are now available on Clublog's OQRS and LoTW.

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 1A0C, 5C13KD, 9K2VO, 9M4SLL, A92IO, AA4NC,
AY8A, CR6K, CT1HFS, CY9M, EA1EYG, F4BKV/P, FP/VA2WA, G5O, HG6N, HK0NA,
II9P, JA1QOW, KH7Y, LU8ADX, ND3R, NK7U, NT8Z, OH2XX, PY1NB, PY4HO,
PY5FB, RT0Q, RT5A, SM4OTI, SP1DMD, SP8VJV, ST0R, SV1NJA, UR3IFD, VE2OJ,
VE6MBX and YR0HQ

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 2O12L, 6O0CW, 6Y5WJ, 9M6XRO, AO5ANT, CO8LY,
CX7CO, EA1BLX, ES9C, H44UD, HB9SVT, HC1MD, HL1IWD, HV0A, J52HF, JX5O,
LU6EF, NH0Z, NN3W, RI1ANA, RI1ANA/MM, RI1ANR, UA1PBA/MM, UA6JCC,
T32TX, T32XX, V73AX, VP2ETE, VP2MSN, VY0HL and YR0HQ

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 1B1AB, 3B8/F6HMJ, 3D2OU, 4L8A, 5W0OU,
8P5A, 9M2/JE1SCJ, A25SL, AH2R, AO6CHI, C56E, CN8PV, E51MAN, E51NOU,
EA6BH, EA6SK, EB6VP, EA8AB, EA8AZ, EA8ADL, EA8AGF, EA8BED, EA8MT,
EA8URL, EF8HQ, J25DXA, J28RO, J39A, J6/N7UN, J68UN, K6VVA/KL7, WJ2B/KP2,
KP4ED, OG0Z, OH0Z, P40A, P4/W1HEO, PJ4/K5WE, T30UA, T30YA, T31A, TJ3IC,
TO1BT, TO5T, TZ6EI, V25WY, V48M, V73BL, VK9XXY, VP2MSC, VP2MWG, VP9/K1XM,
VQ9LA, WP4NYZ, WP4U, YI9PSE, Z2/K0YY, ZA/F4DTO, ZD8O, ZD8W, ZF2AH and
ZF2EZ

R1000, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Look for special event station
R1000M to be active between now and September 30th. Activity is to
celebrate 1000th anniversary of the "Unity of the Mordovian People with
Peoples of Russia State". Operators menitoned are Alexey/RA4UDC (RDA:
MD-05), Dmitry/RA4UVK (RDA: MD-03), Andrey/RW4UW (RDA: MD-05) and Sergey/
RZ4UZ (RDA: MD-04). QSL via the Bureau to QSL Manager RA4UVK. A free
electronic "Mordovia-1000" award is available. Details about the award
are available at: http://r4u.ucoz.net>r4u.ucoz.net
Details about the special event:
http://mineco.e-mordovia.ru/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=661&Itemid=476

SPECIAL OPDX BULLETIN. If you missed OPDX.1074.1, containing press
releases on the upcoming CY0 Sable Island DXpedition, ZL9HR Campbell
Island DXpedition and how to become eligible to participate in an Azores
lottery to win a two all-paid packages to the beautiful Azores Islands
in the Atlantic, completely free of charge, go to the OPDX's Home page at:
http://www.papays.com/opdx1074.1.html

SU30, EGYPT (Special Event). Members of the Egyptian Radio Amateurs
Society (ERASD) will activate special event station SU30ASR from Abu Quear,
Alexandria, to be on the air between August 24th and September 2nd.
Activity is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Arab Scouts Radio
Camp." Operations will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes. Operators mentioned are Said/SU1SK, Atef/SU1AO and Ayman/SU1AR.
QSL via SM5AQD. Visit the Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society Facebook page
to learn of upcoming activities and all news about ERASD at:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Egyptian-Radio-Amateurs-Society-For-Development-ERASD/118552214859517

T6, AFGHANISTAN. Ilian, LZ1CNN (ex-YI9LZ), will be active as T6LG from
Kandahar between September and February 2013. Activity will be on 80-6
meters using CW and SSB. QSL Manager is LZ1ZF. Postal address since
September 1st, 2012, for LZ1ZF is: G. Vodenicharov, P.O. Box 25, 3600 Lom,
BULGARIA. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW.

T8, PALAU. Ulf, DL5AXX, will once again go to Palau as a combined dive-
radio-holiday. Operation will take place from the Palau rental shack
<http://palau.rental-shack.com/english> between September 14-28th.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using the callsign T8XX (CW) and
T88UE (RTTY). The preferred QSL route is via the OQRS at:
http://www.dl5axx.de/dxlog
By the Bureau and direct to the QRZ.com address is also "ok", but no
LoTW or eQSL.

VK0H, HEARD ISLAND (Update). The 2014 Heard DXpedition Web page has
posted the following:
"15 August 2012 PROJECT DESCRIPTION and TEAM UPDATES
We have posted updates of the Project Description (version 4.3)
<http://www.cordell.org/HD/HD_pages/HD_Documents.html>
and the TEAM <http://www.cordell.org/HD/HD_pages/HD_Team.html>.
You will see in the Project Description that we have developed a wide-
ranging scientific program, including radio operations (the DXpedition),
real-time communications, mountain science, biological science, atmospheric
science, astronomical science, documentatioin, and educational outreach.
We are proposing that the AAD collaborate on some of the research.
We have confirmation of the vessel Marion-Dufresne for the expedition,
the same vessel we used for VK0IR in 1997. We will now be working with the
AAD concerning the permit. We are interested in establishing a collabor-
ation with any person or group that can fit into the research program (or
extend it). The next NEWS update will be on Sept. 15. The next round of
team members will be announced on October 15, but if you are interested
in joining the team (on the island or offsite), we invite you to contact
us anytime."

VP2M, MONTSERRAT. Operators (YL) Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DJ7ZG will once
again be on another DXpedition. This time they will be active as VP2MYL
and VP2MGZ, respectively, from Montserrat (NA-103, WLOTA 1475) between
November 5-19th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using RTTY, PSK31,
PSK63 and SSB, on the usual DX frequencies. QSL via DL7AFS, by the Bureau
or direct to: Baerbel Linge, Eichwaldstr. 86, D-34123 Kassel, Germany.
For more information and updates, visit their Web site at:
http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs/Index_VP2M.html

VQ9, CHAGOS ISLANDS (Cancelled). Chuck, W4XP, who was expected to be
active now as VQ9XP from the club station VQ9X on Diego Garcia Atoll
(AF-006, WLOTA 1645, LOC MI62), reports: "I am sorry to report that the
station has been placed off-limits by the installation Commander; there-
fore, I will not be operating from Diego Garcia on this trip."

YB, INDONESIA (IIHG Award). The Indonesia Islands Hunter Groups (IIHG)
consists of DXers who are interested in making contacts with amateur
radio operators in different islands of Indonesia. Membership of IIHG is
free and is open to all interested amateur radio operators and SWL world-
wide. There is no special requirements. IIHG sponsors several special
and attractive operating awards. The main award is the Nusantara Award.
The main goal of this award is to encourage amateur radio activities
from as many different islands as possible in the vast archipelago of
Indonesia. For complete details and rules on the Nusantara Award, visit
the following Web pages: http://www.nusantaraaward.com
http://www.ybdxc.net/2012/08/nusantara-award.html

ZA, ALBANIA. Operators Petr/OK1FCJ, Pavel/OK1DX and David/OK6DJ will be
active as ZA/homecall between September 27th and October 3rd. Activity
will be on all HF bands, 160-10 meters, including 30/17/12 meters, using
CW, SSB and RTTY. The team will also be active in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest
(September 29-30th) as ZA/OL8R. The equipment will be an Elecraft K3 and
Kenwood TS850 into a SpiderBeam (20/15/10m), 40-10m vertical, 80m dipole
and 160 meter LW. QSL ZA/OL8R and ZA/OK1FCJ via OK1DRQ, ZA/OK1DX via
OK1DX, and ZA/OK6DJ to LoTW, eQSL, by the Bureau or direct to home
callsign.

ZD9, GOUGH ISLAND. Look for Paul, ZD9KN, to be active from Gough Island
(AF-030) until September 31st. He is there working as a radio/electronics
technician. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using only SSB. His equipment
is a Yaesu FT-2000 into a directive Multiband and Inverted V dipole. For
now the QSL is only via LoTW. All information to receive a QSL card
will be published very soon on QRZ.com. The log is also uploaded to
ClubLog. LAST MINUTE UPDATE (Per QRZ.com): Paul states, "ZD9KN log will
be uploaded in its entirety to LoTW within 1 year from the end of the
DXpedition. The information for the QSL will be published after the end
of the DXpedition. The QSL card is via my QSL Manager IZ0UIM or LoTW.
The internet connection is not very good unfortunately, so there may be
delays in response." Paul recommends that you check his log before sending
a QSL card because there are PIRATES using his callsign. There was a
report of a PIRATE on Sunday morning, August 19th, at 0955z.

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UA6JD
08-22-2012, 03:15 PM
SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1075.1
Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin No. 1075.1

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Special Bulletin No. 1075.1
BID: $OPDX.1075.1
August 21, 2012
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, Craig/K9CT, Joe/W8GEX and ZL9HR team for the following
DX information.

NH8, SWAINS ISLAND (Press Release). The following press release was sent
out on August 22ndt [edited]:" Swains press release # 3 Aug. 22 2012 --
The leaders are happy to report that the DXpedition cargo has arrived
in American Samoa. The international team of 20 operators are excited
about this tent and generator operation. The island ranks number 31 in
the DX Magazine most wanted list. Swains is about one mile in circumference
has only five permanent residents and no infrastructure.
The team will be running seven stations from 6 to 160 including 60m.
They will be on CW, SSB and RTTY around the clock for 14 days. Great
emphasis will be in working European stations. Plans are to update logs
on a daily basis by satellite phone. Because there is no regular internet
service, the team will have two pilot stations. Valerie, NV9L, will be
the North American pilot while Col, MM0NDX, will do the honors for Europe.
They and John/K6MM, the webmaster, will be the only contact to the team
for their 14 day stay.
Due to changes in airline flights, they are now scheduled to depart
American Samoa on Sept. 4th, for the 23 hour boat ride to Swains. Every-
thing will then be off loaded and taken ashore by a small boat. Along
with the radio equipment, antennas, food, and tents, are 19 drums of
gasoline for the seven generators.
The team of highly experienced DXers, contesters and Dxpeditioners are
9V1FJ, AA4NN, DJ2VO, DL3DXX, K5AB, K9CS, K9CT, K9NW, N2TU, N4HH, N6HC,
N6HD, NA6M, ND2T, SM5AQD, W6KK, W8GEX, W8HC, W8TN and WB9Z. There have
been several requests to listen into the general band, so please listen
to the operator's instructions.
We are most grateful to NCDXF, INDEXA, and all clubs and individuals
who have supported us. Like all major DXpeditions today, this is a very
expensive trip. Total costs are estimated to be 200,000 USDs. Each member
has paid 8000 USDs, plus his cost to get to American Samoa. Anyone who
wants to help, can go to our website, <www.nh8s.org> and click on the
donations link. We are most appreciative to any and all DXers that
contribute to help defray the cost of the trip.
OQSL is available on the website for your convenience. QSL manager for
cards is Joe Blackwell, AA4NN, and requests should be sent to him at:
Swains Island DXpedition
P.O. Box 5005
Lake Wylie, SC 29710
USA

LoTW will be posted six months following the DXpedition.

We would like to give special thanks to our support crew who has worked
very hard for us. They include DL9RCF, I8NHJ, K6MM, MM0NDX, N1DG, N4XP,
N7CQQ, NV9L, W6XA, W8AEF, W8CAA and Margarett Blackwell XYL of AA4NN.

The website <www.nh8s.org> provides more details.

Craig, K9CT
Joe, W8GEX
Co-Leaders"
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ZL9, CAMPBELL ISLAND (Update/Press Release)[edited]. The following was
release on Tuesday, August 21st, on the ZL9HR DXpedition Web page at:
http://www.campbell2012.com

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"Thanks for your interest in the upcoming ZL9HR DX-pedition to Campbell
Island.

At this writing we are on schedule and the project planning is well
underway. The team is busily working on all aspects of the DX-pedition.
As you may know, we have the landing permit in-hand and also the radio
license / call sign.

Some examples of what’s happening behind the curtain at the moment
include:
- Station location (as defined by the permit)
- Antenna placement planning (as defined by the permit)
- Discussions on propagation behavior and how we will adjust for
conditions
- Operator mode preference
- Equipment testing and preparation for sea shipment
- Contract finalization with the boat that will take us to Campbell Island
- Generator testing (state-of-the-art Yamaha machines) and their
preparation for shipment
- Petrol estimates (for generators), procurement, and planning for sea
transit
- Preparation and submission of the required DX Team Safety and Communic-
ations plans to the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DoC)
- Coordination of team arrival in NZ, hotels and local transportation to
and from boat at Bluff, NZ
- A DoC requirement for landing on Campbell Island is each team member
must have emergency medical evacuation insurance (purchased by the
individual team members)
- Up-front payments and deposits
- Scheduled the quarantine inspection (All of our gear must be unpacked
(then repacked) for inspection before departing NZ)
- We're beginning to receive donations from the major DX Foundations,
DX Clubs and individuals from around the world.

With the individual operators funding the up-front cost of the DX-
pedition and their personal travel / living and while in NZ we will
continue to seek assistance from the global DX-community.

We appreciate the interest and support from the global amateur community
and especially from the:
- Northern California DX Foundation;
- The American Radio Relay League’s Colvin Award Committee;
- The German DX Foundation, and
- The Lone Star (Texas) DX Association

Each who have made significant contributions, and the other clubs and
individuals who provided financial support.

Our major corporate sponsor, to date, is Spiderbeam.

Of course, the overall sponsor of this DX-pedition is the Hellenic
Amateur Radio Association of Australia who is providing nearly all of
the equipment that will be used on Campbell Island.

We'd be remiss if we didn't recognize the New Zealand Department of
Conservation for their support of this DX-pedition. The DoC is permitting
us to use several of the existing buildings which will provide shelter
from the weather which we expect to be cool, windy and wet.

Our QSL policy, as described on the QSL Page, should satisfy the DX
community:
- On-line uploads via satellite phone to ClubLog
- LoTW upload shortly after the DX-pedition
- LoTW confirmations at no charge for all contacts, no restrictions
- OQRS will be available at a reasonable donation to cover mailing
expenses
- Direct QSLs with envelope $2USD, (1 IRC + 1 USD) or 1 Euro for
all destinations
- Buro cards to EB7DX at no charge

QSLing doesn't get any better than this!

Our goal is to give out as many All Time New Ones as humanly possible
and to fill as many band slots as we can.

Thanks again for your interest and support. We’ll update you again
next month.

73, ZL9HR team"

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08-26-2012, 09:18 PM
SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1076
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1076

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1076
BID: $OPDX.1076
August 27, 2012
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, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX,
WK3N, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY,
AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com,
DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3RWF, G3SXW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH
& 425 DX News, JH0MGJ, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PA0ABM, Pete's DX-Newsdesk,
RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, the VHF-DX-Portal
(MMMonVHF) and ZS6AYU for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 19th-August, through Sunday, 26th-August there were 221
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X,
8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7,
A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6,
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, H4,
HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J7, J8, JA,
JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY,
LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2,
PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T8, TA, TF,
TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7,
V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, VU7, XE, XU,
YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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" (WFWL).

3A, MONACO. Nobby, G0VJG, will be active as 3A/G0VJG between October
1-5th. Activity will be on the HF bands using 100 watts and SSB only.
QSL via G0VJG.

5X, UGANDA (Update). Nick, G3RWF, informs OPDX that he is returning to
Uganda on October 16th, and expects to be on the air probably the next
day as 5X1NH. He mentions that he will return to the UK on December 12th,
and states, "Same set-up as usual - mixture of bands and modes". This
probably means 80-10 meters, and he prefers to operate CW, but will also
be on the Digital modes with some SSB. There will be no 160m (no room
for an antenna) and 6 meters is not licensed. Operations will be limited
because Nick does voluntary work at the "Mountains of the Moon University"
in Fort Portal, so activity will be during his off hours. He adds that he
is carrying all of his gear there (rig is K3). Nick has put over 100k QSOs
in the log from Uganda and is looking for more! If you hear Nick's callsign
before the 16th of October it is a PIRATE!. ADDED NOTE FROM NICK: He will
be active as 5B/G3RWF during the month of September while on holiday.

9G, GHANA. Emil, ZS6EGB, is back in Ghana as of July 20th, under a new
assignment with the Mining Group operating in the Central Province. He
states, "We are setting up a new Clinic and will only be operational after
my vacation." Please look for 9G5ZS on most bands. His usual setup will
be an Icom 706mkIIG and a HyGain Vertical plus Dipoles for the low bands.
QSL via ZS6EGB (see QRZ.com).

AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Look for 19 year old university students Seiya
"Sam"/JE1XUZ (KH0XH) and Yuzo/JQ2WTT (KH0XW) to be active as AH0BT from
the Saipan BBQ Contest Club on Northern Mariana Islands, Saipan Island
(OC-086) between August 29th and September 2nd. Activity will be focused
on the All Asian DX SSB Contest (September 1-2nd) as a Multi-Single
entry. QSL via 7L1FPU.

AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Kuroi, JH0MGJ/AL5A, will be active as AL5A/AH0
from Saipan Island (OC-086) between September 7-9th. He states that
he will be looking "for many friends who will be in the Europe". QSL
via LoTW. If you want a paper QSL (if it is necessary), his QSL Manager
is JA7JEC.

C2, NAURU ISLAND. Yoosuke "Yuki", JH1NBN, will be active as C21BN (and
possibly a special callsign) from Nauru between September 3-10th. Activity
will be on 40-10 meters using simple antennas with 100 watts. QSL via
his home callsign.

C6, BAHAMAS. Robert, AK4BM, will be active as C6AGT from Green Turtle Cay
(NA-080) between December 2012 and January 2013 (Specific dates were not
provided). He plans to have a beacon (most likely on 10 meters) active
during the day and will be operating SSB, and possibly the Digitial modes
(PSK31 and JT65) during the evenings on various bands between 40-10 meters,
as conditions permit. He may also operate from other uninhabited islands
around Green Turtle Cay using a low power transmitter (Yaesu 817nd) using
wire antennas, and probably on the 20 meter band. All QSL cards will be
returned with a photo QSL from the island upon his return. Please send
them direct to his home callsign AK4BM (w/SASE/Green Stamps appreciated,
but not required).

E5, NORTH COOK ISLANDS. After trying to head back to South Cook Islands,
the sail boat developed some problems and the skipper decided to take
Andy/AB7FS (E51AND) and his XYL Kathy back to Palmerston Atoll (OC-124),
North Cook Islands. The couple will now stay until the middle of September.
Look for Andy to be active mainly on CW around 14048 kHz. He often checks
into the ANZA Net on 14183 kHz after 0500z. QSL via AB7FS.

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Luis, EA8AY, from the Island of Tenerife (DIE S-012,
WLOTA 1276), announced that he will be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??) entry. This will be his first SSB
contest. QSL via W2GR or LoTW. Visit his Web site at:
http://www.ea8ay.com/ef8x

EL, LIBERIA. Look for the VooDoo Contest Group to once again be active
from here between November 21-27th. This is their 24th straight year.
Operations will be from a location just South of Monrovia, the capital
of Liberia. Their main goal is to be an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 24-25th) as a Multi-Multi category using the callsign EL2A.
Outside of the contest the operators will use their own personal call-
signs. Operators mentioned are Ned/AA7A (EL2NS), Roger/G3SXW (EL2A),
Fred/G4BWP (EL2WP), John/G4IRN (EL2RN), Mike/KC7V (EL2MF), Lee/KY7M
(EL2LF) and Bud/N7CW (EL2CW). QSL via their home callsign. Logs will be
uploaded to LoTW.

DXPEDITION STORIES AVAILABLE ON THE WEB. The DXItalia Web page provides
interesting DXpedition stories with pictures at: http://www.dxitalia.it
Presently, there are stories about:
* The CY9M 2012 Story: http://www.dxitalia.it/web/2012/08/the-cy9m-2012-story
* HK0NA MALPELO 2012: http://www.dxitalia.it/web/2012/05/hk0na-malpelo-2012
* 3D2R – From problems to success (2011): http://www.dxitalia.it/web/2012/05/3d2r-from-problems-to-success

DXPEDITION VIDEOS OF THE WEEK. With more and more DXpeditions putting
their videos on YouTube and other Web services, we decided to list them
(possibly) each week. For this week's listings:
2011 - Buddies in the Caribbean 2011 Mini-DXpedition to Dominica:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWbeHhtYS0o (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ughibaIckGU (Part 2)
2010 - CQ7OA Berlenga Island (EU-040) DXpedition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BFvuCCunE0
2009 - Buddies in the Caribbean (FS/PJ6 & PJ7) Suitcase DXpedition:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7l8fdgGkHA

If you have a DXpedition 'video' available on the Web and would like to
have it listed in the OPDX, PLEASE send the URL to use, and we will publish
it.

HK, COLOMBIA. Members of the DX Colombia Amateur Radio Club (DXARC) and
some Argentine operators will activate the "Jumanji Contest Station" as
HK1NA during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-Multi
entry. Operators mentioned are Jorge/HK1R, Sal/HK1T, Pedro/HK1X, Sandra/
HK3JJB, Mario/HK3O, Camilo/HK3TU, Faber/HK6F, Luis/HK6P, Daniel/LU3CT,
Victor/LU3JVO, Toribio/LW1DTZ and Tim/LW9EOC. QSL via K6IPM. Visit the
DXARC Web page at: http://dxarc.org

IOTA NEWS..............
EU-025. Members of the Arcibessi DX & Contest Group will be active as
II9P from Sicily Island during the All Asian DX SSB Contest
(September 1-2nd) and CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th)
as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via IT9CHU or LoTW. Operators mentioned
for the CQWW DX SSB Contest are Antonello/IT9EQO, Carmelo/IT9AUG,
Fabio/IT9GSF, Marcello/IT9CJC, Gianni/IT9BUN, Gene/IT9NJE, Marc/
IT9ACN, Frederic/ON4LG and Romeo/S52RU. Visit the II9P Web page
at: http://ii9p.com

EU-045. Look for IB0E to be active from Isola di Ventotene (IIA LT-011,
MIA MI-118, WFF IFF-110, WLOTA 1403) by the time you read this.
Activity will last until August 31st. Activity will be on
80-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes with two stations
on the air. QSL via operator's instructions.

EU-165. Riccardo, IZ5JMX, will be active as IM0/IZ5JMX from San Pietro
Island between September 2-14th. Activity will be on 40-10
meters using SSB only. QSL via the Bureau to his home callsign.

EU-171. Members of the Dutch Contest Group (Zeeuws-Vlaanderen [PI4DX])
will be active as OV2T from Jutland Island, Denmark, between
August 29th and September 4th. Activity will be holiday style
using SSB and CW, and perhaps some RTTY. During the weekend of
September 1st, they will join the local OZ5GX group from Saeby,
Denmark, during IARU region One Field Day as OZ5GX/P. QSL
Manager for OV2T is PA0ABM, direct or by the Bureau. QSL via
OZ5GX via info on QRZ.com.

EU-172. Operators Harry/PA1H and Nico/PA7PA will be active once again
as OZ/homecall from Langř Island (FY-025) between October
4-12th. Langř Island belongs to Langeland Island, but it'?s
off Langeland. Actually it's a very small island with only one
house. The operators were active from here in 2009 and 2010.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters, especially 30 meters and
using more Digital modes. When possible 160 meters too. There
will be special attention this time for stations outside Europe.
QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-174. Members of the "White Tower DX Team" will be active as J48SV
from Samothraki Island (MIA MG-100, WLOTA 4166, GIOTA NAS-032)
between August 24-27th. QSL via SV2FPU.

OC-170. Operators Reinhard/DF4TD, Steve/VK2SJK, Nigel/VK6NI and Wally/
VK6YS will be active as VK6DWI from Woody Island between
November 9-13th. They will run fairly simple stations with a
pair of Icom IC7000s, verticals and a Spiderbeam. The team
plans to have two stations on air whenever they have pro-
pagation. More details are forthcoming, and updates can be
found at: http://www.westozdx.net/IOTAS/OC170/OC170.html

J2, DJIBOUTI. Christian, F5MBF, has been in Djibouti since July and has
been awaiting a callsign. He finally received the callsign J28NC. He is
expected to stay in Djibouti for at least two years. Activity will be
mainly CW with some SSB using a 80-10m vertical. He is expecting a beam
to be shipped to him. QSL route has not been provided.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 27th-September 2nd)....
Aug/27th AN Aug/30th AN Sep/01st AN
Aug/28st AN Aug/31st AN Sep/02nd AN
Aug/29th HN-LN

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

NH8, SWAINS ISLANDS. Another press release was posted on the Swains Island
Web page <http://nh8s.org/pages/news.html> with pictures on August 25th,
this time from Alex Jennings. In short, David Jennings and his advance
crew departed Pago harbor on the "MV Sili" for Swains Island on August
24th. They took with them all the materials and supplies to set up two
operating stations, as well as sleeping quarters, a kitchen and restroom
facilities. They were also able to take all of the radio equipment that
was shipped in from California from the operators. Read the complete press
release at the above Web link. Remember, we should hear NH8S possibly
September 5th.

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated August 26th)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
3Z0MFF via SP9PTG EI0LHL via EI4GXB R1050QB via UA1QEO
3Z95HB via SP2ZCI EK3GM via IK2QPR RW1150M via RQ3M
4L4ZA via DJ1CW EM7KAA/P via IK2DUW SD3N via SM3NXS
4O/IV3GTH via IV3GTH ES0/OH3BHL/P via OH3BHL SG3U via SM3CXS
4O/Z35W via Z35W ES0/RU5A via RU5A SQ6CU/8 via SQ6CU
4Z130R via 4Z4KX HB0/IZ3GNG via IZ3GNG SV5/DL7YS via DL7YS
8Q7HA via 9K2HS HF70DZIDEK via SP5NHV SV9/EM5F via UR5FAV
9A20HRS via 9A3JB HG5FIRAC via HA5BSW SV9/I1FQH via I1FQH
9K24P via 9K2OK (B) HS0ZKG via HS Bureau V63PR via JJ8DEN
9N1AA via N4AA I0/YO7LKW via YO7LKW VK3/W5RH via W5RH
AH0J via JA1NVF II1PV via IQ1GE VU3TMO via VU2JOS
BD7JUI via BA4EG IT9/IZ2MFD via IZ2MFD W7L via AI4U
C5/M1KTA via M1KTA IX1/IZ5GST via IZ5GST XV1X via RW6HS (d)
CO8WZ via EA7TV JW/SQ5BPF via SQ5BPF XV9NPS via JA2NPS
CQ7GIL via CS1AAM KH2L via W3HNK YQ7M via YO7MGG
EA8/DG5NFF via DG5NFF KH6LC via WA6WPG YR2WFF via YO2KJW
EG5FTE via IK1GPG NN1X via JG3JLC YR8Y via YO8WW
EG7AL via EA7NL OD5PY via KU9C YT0WFF via YU7CM
EG8FSJ via EA8NE ON20OSA via ON4OSA YW5YL via YV5AJ
EH2DC via EA2URC R111DCP via UA6MM
(d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW

CY9M QSL STATUS. QSL cards are expected to be shipped out within a
few weeks. Also, if you want to view their four sided QSL card, go
to: http://dx-world.net/2012/qsl-card-preview-cy9m

D64K OQRS is "NOW AVAILABLE" at: http://www.d64k.net/log-on-line

QSL MANAGER. It has been reported that Alex, UA9YPS, is the QSL Manager
for the following: JT0YPS, JT0YAB, XU7AEP, XU7AEQ, YV5/UA9YAB, YV5/UA9YPS,
YV7/UA9YAB and YV7/UA9YPS. QSL ONLY direct to UA9YPS.

VU7M DXPEDITION PHOTOS are now available for viewing at:
https://plus.google.com/photos/110254406059509302988/albums/5780835703240603633?banner=pwa

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5B4AIF, 9A2YM, 9A205AN, CU3AC, DC3CD, DC1NSK,
DJ1XT, DL1IAI, EA1DAX, EA2KV, EA7SG, EI3KG, HA1AG, HC2A, II4K, JA0FVU,
JA1QOW, JF1JTQ, K4JPD, KP2JS, LA1J, OE1A, OK1AU, P40A, PA4N, PY5FB,
RK2T, SM2ODB, TI2HAS, TF4X, UA6BRD, UR3IFD, UR5GDX/P, VK4BUI, VK6GX,
W1WBB, XE1GRR, YB8Y, YL0Y and YO9FNP

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 6V7S, A41MX, A5A, EW6DX, FM5WD, G4RCG, NP3CW,
S9DX, TY2BP, VE2/F8BMG, VR2KF, YL2AG and ZD7FT

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 8J1RL, A35AY, A71DLH, AM1KR, BO0M, BU2AW,
BV0EXPO, BV3FG, BW0S, BW1/VR2RR, BW2000, DR1A, DX2DP, EN20UARL, EO20IGN,
EO20UU, FJ/OS1T, GB5RST, GR0RPM, H55MX, HD2M, IE9Z, JX/G3SXW, LY25QT,
OH0I, OX3XR, PG540BUFFALO, PP0T, V5/DL2SL, V63X and XW0ZJZ

SILENT KEY. Eric, SM1TDE, informs OPDX that Lars Rooth, SM1BOE (he was
an operator at HV3SJ), became a Silent Key (SK) on July 21st, at the age
of 90 years old. He served in the British Army during WW2, acted as teacher
for Pope Johannes Paulus and worked for the Swedish language program of
Vatican Radio among other things. For more info on Lars Rooth, SM1BOE, see:
http://www.news.va/en/news/jesuit-father-lars-rooth-passes-away
http://archive.catholicherald.co.uk/article/3rd-may-1994/6/rare-sort-of-priest-in-sweden

OTHER SILENT KEYS MENTIONED:
George Varvitsiotes, K6SV (ex-WB6DSV), Ham Radio Outlet (HRO) Vice
President, became a Silent Key on August 21st.

Joel P. Kleinman, N1BKE, of Meriden, Connecticut, and QST Managing
Editor, became a Silent Key on August 18th.

Victor (Vic) Poor, W5SMM, of Melbourne, Florida, a recipient the
"ARRL President's Award" became a Silent Key on August 17th.

OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the
family and friends of the above mentioned.

PJ2, CURACAO ISLAND. The German team of Anja/DH2AK and Wilf/DL1HTM will be
active as PJ2/homecall from Curacao Island between August 26th and Sep-
tember 1st. They plan to operate from the PJ2A club station, mainly on
20 and 15 meters SSB. QSL via their home callsigns.

SPECIAL OPDX BULLETIN. If you missed OPDX.1075.1, containing press
releases/updates on the upcoming NH8S Swains Island and ZL9HR Campbell
Island DXpedition, go to the OPDX's Home page at:
http://www.papays.com/opdx1075.1.html

SV9, CRETE. Operators Alberto/EA1SA and YL Silvia/EA1AP will be active
as SV9/homecall from Crete (EU-015) between September 9-15th. Activity
will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They will use a vertical
dipole arrays and other wire antennas. QSL via their home callsigns.

SW9, CRETE. Uli, DJ9XB, will be active as SW9XB from Crete Island during
the month of September. He will be active in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest
(September 29-30th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via his home callsign or
LoTW.

TI, COSTA RICA. Alan, K0AV, will once again be active as TI5A during the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL
via TI5KD or LoTW.

V6, MICRONESIA. As this was been written, Yoshi, JJ8DEN, is expected to
once again be active as V63PR from Micronesia, but this time from Falalop
Island, Ulithi Atoll, Yap State (OC-078), until September 3rd. It was
mentioned on QRZ.com: "This schedule might change or cancel without
previous notice due to flight to/from Falalop Island." Activity will be
on 160-10 meters using CW, RTTY, PSK31 and JT65A if possible. QSL via
JJ8DEN, direct (w/SASE: Please send European type envelope with 2 USDs
or 1IRC) or by the Bureau (Do NOT send QSL to V63 Bureau).

Z2, ZIMBABWE (Also 9J). Gerard (Gert), ZS6AYU, will be active as Z21GF
from Victoria Falls between October 22-25th. Activity will be holiday
style on 40-10 meters using CW only. He informs OPDX that he will use a
Cushcraft R7000 vertical running 400 watts. QSL via ZS6AYU, direct or by
the Bureau. ADDED NOTE: Gert also mentions that he intends to visit Zambia
(Waiting for the license) between October 19th and October 22nd.

ZD9, GOUGH ISLAND (Bad and Good News). Its seems the DX community has
been duped on the Paul, ZD9KN, operation from Gough Island (AF-030).
ZD9KN is a PIRATE! Several sources report that Johan, ZS1A, has confirmed
that the callsign ZD9KN has never been issued. So, do not waste time
working this station if you hear him.
The good news is that Gerard ZS6KX/ZS7KX will be going to Gough Island
sometime September for one year. He is hoping to be issued the callsign
ZD9KX and is awaiting for the approval/license. QSL route TBA. Look for
more details to be forthcoming.

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UA6JD
08-31-2012, 06:45 PM
01 September 2012
A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1113
===========================
*** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
**** DX INFORMATION ****
===========================
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

9A - Jan, PA4JJ will be active holiday style as 9A/PA4JJ from Porec
(Croatian mainland) until 12 September. RTTY and PSK31 are his
preferred modes. QSL via home call (OQRS on www.pa4jj.nl (http://www.pa4jj.nl)). [TNX
PA4JJ]
C2 - Yuki, JH1NBN will be active as either C21BN and/or a special
callsign from Nauru (OC-031) between 3 and 12 September. He will
be QRV in his spare time, with 100 watts and a wire antenna. QSL
via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
CT9 - Look for CT9/DG3FAW, CT9/DJ6KS and CT9/DJ8OG to be active from
Madeira (AF-014) on 4-11 September. They will operate SSB, RTTY
and PSK on 80-10 metres (maybe also 6m). QSL via home calls.
Matthias, DJ8OG will participate in the WAE SSB Contest as CR3L
(QSL via DJ6QT). [TNX NG3K]
E6 - Lance, W7GJ (E6M) will conduct a 6m EME DXpedition to Niue on 7-21
September. QSL direct to home call. Further information, including
details on the QSO procedure that he uses "most effectively on
these DXpeditions", is at www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/Niue2012.htm (http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/Niue2012.htm).
During the same period Bob, ZL1RS will be active as E6RS on 2m
EME (see www.qsl.net/zl1rs/zk2.html (http://www.qsl.net/zl1rs/zk2.html) for further information). QSL
via home call.
5Z - Eric, SM1TDE (www.sm1tde.bloggspace.se (http://www.sm1tde.bloggspace.se)) will be active as
5Z4/SM1TDE from Mombasa, Kenya on 5-22 November. He will operate
holiday style on 40-10 metres CW. QSL via home call (bureau
preferred) and LoTW. [TNX SM1TDE]
6W - Enrico, IK2FIL will be active as 6V7X (http://6v7x.jimdo.com/)
from Senegal from 25 September to 3 October, including an entry in
the CQ WW RTTY Contest. The QSOs will be confirmed via the bureau
through Global QSL, plus LoTW and eQSL on a daily basis. Direct
cards via home call.
8Q - Juergen, OE4JHW will be active holiday style as 8Q7OE from the
Maldives (AS-013) on 3-14 September. He will operate mainly SSB
and BPSK on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
EA6 - Look for Alessandro, EA6/IZ4WNA and Giuliano, EA6/IZ4WNP to be
active from Ibiza, Balearic Islands (EU-004) on 7-10 September.
They plan to be QRV on 40-6 metres SSB and PSK63. QSL via home
calls (bureau preferred) and LoTW. [TNX hamradioweb.org]
FR - Michael, DF8AN will operate mainly CW as FR/DF8AN from Reunion
Island (AF-016) on 2-10 September. QSL via home call. [TNX DX
Newsletter]
HS - Tana, E27EK will participate in the All Asian DX SSB Contest (1-2
September) as E27EK/p from Si Chang Island (AS-107). QSL via home
call. [TNX DX World]
IS0 - Riccardo, IZ5JMX will be active as IM0/IZ5JMX from San Pietro
Island (EU-165) on 2-14 September. He will operate holiday style
on 40-10 metres SSB. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
KH8S - Two NH8S team members (W8GEX and DL3DXX) expected to arrive on
American Samoa on 30 August to coordinate last minute details. The
remainder of the team will arrive in Pago Pago on 3 September in
the late evening. They anticipate leaving on Tuesday morning (4
September) for the 24 hour boat trip to Swains, where they will
remain until the 19th. The equipment is already on the island, and
they "should be able to get right to work on erecting the antennas
and setting up stations. We are anxious to get on the air and will
be QRV as soon as possible". Announced frequencies are:
CW 1826.5 3503 7003 10103 14003 18079 21003 24894 28003 50107
SSB - 3790 7082 - 14185 18140 21285 24955 28485 50107
RTTY - 3580 7035 10148 14080 18099 21080 24901 28080 -
Frequencies for activity on 60m are 5405 (CW) and 5403.5 (SSB).
Plans are to upload logs daily by satellite phone from the island
to Club Log. An Online QSL Request System (OQRS) will be activated
on Club Log after the DXpedition ends (around 22 September). You
will be able to request your QSLs one of four ways: OQRS Direct,
OQRS Bureau, direct mail (Swains Island DXpedition, P.O. Box 5005,
Lake Wylie SC 29710, USA), via bureau to AA4NN. Logs will be
uploaded to LoTW six months after the conclusion of the DXpedition.
Further information can be found at www.nh8s.org (http://www.nh8s.org)
OZ - PA0ABM, PA1SVM, PD2DX and PD2R are active as OV2T (QSL via PA0ABM)
from Vendsyssel-Thy/Nordjylland (EU-171) until 4 September. During
the weekend they will join the OZ5GX group for the IARU Region 1
Field Day as OZ5GX/p.
PA - Promoting the World Statues Festival that will take place in
Arnhem at the end of the month, Fred PA0FAW will be active as
PC12WSF on 3-30 September. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
SM - Look for Fred, SM7DAY/p to be active from Senoren Island (EU-138)
on 8-14 September. He will operate CW and SSB on the HF bands. QSL
via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX SM7DAY]
SV - Dirk, ON5CT will be active as SV8/ON5CT/p from Corfu Island
(EU-052) on 4-18 September. He will operate SSB and RTTY on 20,
17, 15, 12, 10 and 6 metres. QSOs to be confirmed via eQSL and
LoTW, no paper QSLs will be available. [TNX NG3K]
SV9 - Look for Silvia, SV9/EA1AP and Alberto, SV9/EA1SA to be active
from Crete (EU-015) on 9-15 September. They will operate SSB, CW
and RTTY on 80-6 metres. QSL via home calls. [TNX DX World]
W - Special memorial station N3U will be active on 8-13 September in
remembrance of United Flight 93 and the tragic events that
occurred on 11 September 2001. QSL via W3PN, direct or bureau.
YB - Joppy, YB8XM and another operator have plans to operate from Babar
Island (OC-271, new one for IOTA) on 1-6 November. [TNX JN6RZM]
ZD9 - Martin, G3ZAY and Robert, M0VFC have secured places on the "Baltic
Trader" travelling to Tristan da Cunha (AF-029) on 20 September
from Cape Town. They expect to have about 7 days on the island
from the 27th, though this could be curtailed by bad weather. They
do not expect to have time to cover all bands and probably will
not be able to operate on 160 or 6 metres. The callsign will be
ZD9UW to be used by both operators. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW
and ClubLog shortly after the operation (or during if an Internet
connection is available) and cards will be handled by OQRS on
Clublog, or direct to M0VFC, or via email bureau requests. Please
try to avoid sending inbound cards via the bureau.
Martin and Rob would like to try to raise some extra funds for the
Tristan da Cunha Educational Trust Fund. They plan to take some
QSL cards to the island and anyone willing to donate $25 (up to a
max of 100 donors) will receive a direct card mailed from
Tristan Da Cunha for their first two QSOs (the rest to be mailed
at no extra cost to the recipient on return to the UK). More
information on how to donate will be available at www.zd9uw.org.uk (http://www.zd9uw.org.uk)
[TNX G3ZAY]

PACIFIC TRIP ---> John, N7CQQ and Ron, N6XT will be "in the Samoa area" for
thirty days starting on 30 August. They will be active from Samoa (5W) and
hopefully will get permission to visit Tokelau (ZK3) for a couple of weeks.
They also might operate from American Samoa (KH8) in late September while
waiting for their flight home. QSL via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]

===========================
*** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
===========================
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

DXCC NEWS ---> After reviewing new information and documentation, the ARRL
DXCC Desk has concluded that the 1998 XU1A DXpedition to Cambodia will be
valid for DXCC credit. If you have had QSLs rejected for this operation,
please send a request via e-mail (bmoore[@]arrl.org) to be placed on the
list for update. If you remember the submission in which you included the
QSL, please note this in your e-mail, as it will expedite the search for
the rejected QSO.

GTC CW CUP ---> The second Greek Telegraphy Club (GTC) CW Cup will be held
on from 12 UTC on 6 October to 12 UTC on the 7th. Details can be found at
www.raag.org (http://www.raag.org) (click on the G.T.C. tag) or from Stathis Maliakis, SV5DKL
(sv5dkl[@]rho.forthnet.gr) [TNX SV5DKL]

HK0NA ---> The HK0NA (Malpelo 2012) DVD is now available for sale. "This
video captures the planning and organization phases, the non-stop pileups,
humor and local animal life - as well as incredible footage of team members
climbing the mountain. In all my experience, this was the most physically
difficult DXpedition of all", Bob Allphin, K4UEE says. To purchase a copy,
go to www.k4uee.com/dvd (http://www.k4uee.com/dvd)

NOT THE MANAGER ---> Effective immediately, NI5DX is no longer the QSL
manager for A60A, A60DWC, A60HD, A60ITU, A60JJ and A60WARD. Check qrz.com
for the QSL routes. [TNX K1XN and The Golist]

QSL A61BK ---> Effective 20 August, all cards for A61BK should go direct to
him (Khalid Khamis, P.O Box 19037, Dubai, United Arab Emirates). Buzz,
NI5DX, will no longer be confirming any cards for A61BK, however he will
answer any A61BK cards that arrive in the next bureau shipment. After this
shipment, no A61BK cards will be confirmed via the bureau either. [TNX K1XN
and The Golist]

+ SILENT KEYS + Fr. Lars Rooth, SJ (SM1BOE) became a Silent Key on 21 July,
at 90 years of age. During his long eventful life he was, among many other
things, in charge of the Scandinavian section of Vatican Radio, and an
operator at HV3SJ.
Cris Henderson (GM4FAM) passed away on 23 August. He was only 57 years old,
and one of the top CW DXers in the United Kingdom.

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QSLs received direct or through managers: 3C0E, 3C6A, 3D2MP, 6O0CW, 6O3A,
6V7S, 6Y5WJ, 7P8AO, 7X5QB, 7Z1SJ, 8P6AZ, 9A205AN, 9J3A, 9K2/SP4R,
9M2/R6AF/p (AS-097), 9M2TO, 9M6XRO, A41MX, A41PB, A45XR, A51WD, A52BA, A5A,
A73A, AT2DW, C21HA, C91TX, CG3B, CO7EH, CO8LY, CO8OY, CP4BT, CX7CO, D3AA,
DS0DX/2, E74A, EP3PK, ES4EQ, ES9C, EW6DX, FK8CE, FM5WD, FR8NE, FS/W6IZT,
FW0NAR, G0VJG/p, H44UD, H6VA, HC1MD, HK0NA, HV0A, J52HF, JX5O, KH0/JK2VOC,
KH0N, KH8PPG, LU3HS, LU6EF, N7C, NH0Z, NP3CW, OK5JM, PJ7PT, PY0FF, RI1ANA,
RI1ANR, RI1FJA, S92LX, S9DX, SU1SK, SV0XAF/8, SV2ASP/A, T32C, T32TX, T32XX,
T6AG, TF/VE3IKV, TI8AA, TM33LDX, TO5RZ, TY2BP, V73AX, V88/EA3NT, VE2/F8BMG
(NA-177), VK8MM (OC-141), VK9NI, VK9XW, VP2ETE, VP2MDG, VP2MSN, VP2V/N3DXX,
VR2KF, VY0HL, XV9NPS, XX9E, XX9LT, YB8Y, YL2AG, YN4SU, ZD7FT.

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09-02-2012, 07:58 PM
SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1077
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1077

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1077
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September 3, 2012
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
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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, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX,
N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, W4VQ, KH6BZF, KD7H, N7CQQ, K8GI, K8YSE, KQ8Z, W8BBQ,
W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter,
DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles
DX, HA0HW, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News,
IK1SOW, IK7JWY, JH0MGJ, OK2BOB, ON4CIT, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's
DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, TA1HZ, 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, 26th-August, through Sunday, 2nd-September there were 217
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R,
9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP,
BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU,
E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F,
FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0,
HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o,
JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY,
LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2,
PJ4, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, TA, TF, TG,
TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8,
VE, VK, VK9N, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB,
YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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" (WFWL).

5V, TOGO (Update). Wim, ON4CIT, will be active as 5V7TH from Togo (Grid
Square JJ06rf) between October 26th and November 5th. Activity will be
on 40-6 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and
RTTY. He will focus on JAs and use an Icom IC-7000 into a 6-band Broad-
band hexbeam and verticals for 30/40m. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 10112, 14022, 18072, 21022, 24892 and 28025 kHz
SSB - 7070, 14190, 18132, 21292, 24972 and 28492 kHz
RTTY - 7042, 10142, 14082, 18102, 21080, 24922 and 28090 kHz
6m - 50.090/CW, 50.120/SSB and 50.200/RTTY

Wim request on SSB to PLEASE call him only using the "International
Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet". QSL via his home callsign, direct
(2 USDs/EU and 3 USDs/US), by the Bureau, LoTW (uploaded year later)
or by the ClubLog's OQRS. For more details, visit:
http://www.dxpedition.be/5V7TH.html

5X, UGANDA (Update to OPDX.1076). Nick, G3RWF/5X1NH, announced this past
week he is "considering how best to get 160 on the air as it is the only
band I have not worked and reckon there must be un-met need!" He works
at a community university, so this is not a DXpedition but a solo operation
with plenty of time to get on the air. He is looking for help/advice in
erecting a simple antenna for 160m. Nick states, "I have access to roach
poles (30 footers) and can get max height of about 50 feet. No high trees
locally and insufficient room for beverage antennas. Contemplating a 50 ft
vertical with capacity top loading and some induction at the feed point.
I will get grounding as good as possible within local constraints (small
site, vehicles near the house etc). What do you think? Grateful for
advice on antennas. I would only work CW - lots of experience on HF (110k
QSOs from 5X on the other bands) but novice on 160 DX - advice (polite)
also invited on operating." Nick's E-mail address is:
nick@henwood.demon.co.uk

6V, SENEGAL. Enrico, IK2FIL, will once again be active as 6V7X from Le
Calao between September 24th and October 4th. His activity will include
the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band
(??)/Low-Power entry. Operations will be on 80-10 meters using Elecraft
K3 + KAT3 + KXV3 + KFL3A-400. Outside of the contest, Enrico will be on
30-10 meters RTTY only. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, by the BUREAU or direct to
IK2FIL. Visit his Web page at: http://6v7x.jimdo.com

7P8, LESOTHO (Update to OPDX.1051). Donovan, ZS2DL, has finalized his
team of operators and plans to arrive in Lesotho on November 21st, and
leave on December 4th. Operations will possibly take place between November
23rd and December 3rd. Naturally this means they will be an entry in the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th). The callsign will 7P8D. Operators
mentioned are made up of three teams:
South Africans - Donovan/ZS2DL (CW), Mitch/ZS2DK (SSB/RTTY) and
Roger/ZS6RJ (CW/RTTY)
Germans - Jo/DJ3CQ (CW), Chris/DL2MDU (CW) and Emil/DL8JJ (CW)
N. Americans - Frosty/K5LBU (SSB,RTTY), Keith/VE7MID (CW) and
Neil/VA7DX (CW)
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with a minimum
of three stations (possibly 5 stations) on the air 24/7. The suggested
frequencies are:
CW - 1820, 3520, 7026, 10105, 14020, 18075, 21020, 24895 and 28015 kHz
SSB - 1840, 3780, 7160, 14185, 18150, 21220, 24945 and 28480 kHz
RTTY - 7038, 10138, 14085, 18102, 21085, 24922 and 28080 kHz
ADDED NOTES: They will be listen up.
NO 60m - Licence does not cover it-Sadly!
QSL direct via: LESOTHO DXPEDITION 2012, P.O. Box 29169, Sunridge Park,
6008, SOUTH AFRICA (w/2 USDs - Please no IRC as it is difficult to convert
at the post office). A OQRS system (PayPal) will also be implemented just
before the expedition. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW within 6 months after
the DXpedition has ended. For more details, visit:
http://www.zs2dl.co.za/7P8D.html

8P, BARBADOS. Dean, 8P6SH, will be active as 8P2K during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m) entry. QSL
via KU9C.

9J, ZAMBIA. Shinichi, JA7SGV, is now active as 9J2JA from Zambia. His
length of stay is unknown. Activity has been on the HF bands (30/20/17/15
meters) using CW. QSL via his home callsign.

AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS (Update). Kuroi, JH0MGJ/AL5A, will be active as
AL5A/AH0 from Saipan Island (OC-086) between September 7-9th. He informs
OPDX that he will stay at the rental shack on Saipan and will operate
for just several (ten) hours on 40-10 meters using a 1 kw on SSB or CW.
Also, he states that he will bring his FT-817 with him and be active as
AL5A/AH0/QRP several times. Kuroi states that he will be looking "for
many friends who will be in the Europe". QSL via LoTW. If you want a
paper QSL (if it is necessary), his QSL Manager is JA7JEC.

C6, BAHAMAS. Operators George, KQ8Z/GM0IIO, will be active as C6AZZ
from Grand Bahama Island (NA-080, WLOTA 0527, WW Loc. FL06UO) between
October 24-31st. Activity will focus on 6 meters (CW, SSB, FM) if there
are any band openings, otherwise on 80-10 meters, mainly CW with some
SSB using his Icom 756Pro3. His activity will also include the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-
Power entry. George will use a 80m OCFD antenna at 40 feet. The 20m
antenna will be a full sized 20m delta loop right on the beach vertically
polarized with the apex at 40 feet. QSL via KQ8Z.

CR3/CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS. German operators Helge/DG3FAW, Knut/DJ6KS
and Matthias/DJ8OG will be active as CT9/homecall from AF-014 between
September 4-11th. Look for Matthias/DJ8OG to be active as CR3L during
the Worked All Europe DX (WAE) Contest (September 8-9th) as a Single-
Op/High-Power entry. QSL CR3L via DJ6QT, all others via their home
callsigns.

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that
the following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
XU1A – Cambodia; 1998 Operation

Bill states, "After reviewing new information, we have concluded that
the XU1A documentation and operation are acceptable and sufficient and
that QSLs will be accepted for DXCC. If you have had QSLs rejected please
send an E-mail to <bmoore@arrl.org> to be placed on the list for update.
(If you remember the submission in which you included the QSL please note
this to expedite the search for the rejected QSO)."

DX MAGAZINE'S MOST WANTED SURVEY. Carl, N4AA, editor of "QRZ DX" and
"The DX Magazine", reports to DXers: "Effective immediately the 2012
Most Wanted Survey form is available on the DX Publishing web site.
Please go to: www.dxpub.net and under the heading MOST WANTED SURVEY
you will find a link to the form. Click on '2012 SURVEY'.
Several prefixes are in BOLD type. These are ones which may cause
confusion due to their similarity, i.e. 3D2, VK9, VK0, etc. Please use
care when marking these to be sure the correct one is counted.
There are a few shown in RED. These indicate either an addition to the
list from last year or a change in the prefix (ZK2 is now E6).
There is a 'block' at the bottom of the form for you to send along any
comments, or to include any country that you need which is not on the
list.
Please pass the word to your friends and to any DX clubs in your area
that the survey will be available until October 15th.
Thanks for your participation. 73, Carl, N4AA"

DXPEDITION VIDEO AVAILABLE. The HK0NA Malpelo Island DXpedition DVD is
now available and can be ordered online at: http://www.k4uee.com/dvd

DXPEDITION VIDEOS OF THE WEEK. With more and more DXpeditions putting
their videos on YouTube and other Web services, we decided to list them
(possibly) each week. For this week's listings:
2012 - ID9A Strombolicchio Island (EU-017): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wreOfROfax0
2008 - VE2DXY CQWW Contest DXpedition to Zone 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg_AKj_UMnY
2008 - Ham Radio QRP DXpedition into the Needles Utah's Canyonlands:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgvyovWRd-0 (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wovL8D63REc (Part 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1oOU0eL24w (Part 3)
2003 - TX4PG Marquesas Island DXpedition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otoCP_6r70E

If you have a DXpedition 'video' available on the Web and would like to
have it listed in the OPDX, PLEASE send the URL to use, and we will publish
it.

E5, NORTH COOK ISLANDS. Andy/AB7FS (E51AND) and his XYL Kathy are still
(as they call it) stranded on Palmerston Atoll (OC-124), North Cook
Islands, possibly until September 16th or 17th. It does not sound like
the couple is having a good time there. Andy states, "I have minimal
equipment with me and there are no stores or supplies on island so it is
'make do with what we have!'." He is operating under a solar charged
battery power for his FT857D into a Snowdonia Radio Co. SRCX80 5m vertical,
and for CW he is using a hand key and paper logging in a school exercise
book. He states, "Life on island is COMPLETELY different from anything
one might experience in the U.S. or Europe and operating is interrupted
by things like the battery being used to pump water, the social demands
of my host family, a visit from the island secretary . . . ." To read
his complete report, go to QRZ.com under E51AND. QSL via AB7FS.

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Rudi, ZL2KBR, will be active as E51KBR from
Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between November 12-19th. Activity will be
holiday style on 20-10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via ZL2KBR.

HG1912, HUNGARY. Members of the Puskas Tivadar Radio Aamateur Club (HA5KHC)
will be active as HG1912PTTT from Budapest between now and September 30th.
Activity is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the "Puskas Tivadar"
Telecommunications Technical High School. Operations will be on all HF
bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via HA5AUC by the HA QSL
Bureau. Visit the club's Web page at: http://www.ha5khc.hu

IOTA NEWS..............
EU-052. Dirk, ON5CT, will be active as SV8/ON5CT/P from Corfu Island
(Greek IOTA INS-042) between September 4-18th. Activity will
be on 20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using SSB and RTTY (preferred).
QSL via LoTW or eQSL. NO PAPER QSL.

NA-124. (Update) Operators Felix/XE2I, Saul/XE2HQI, Tony/XE2HVF,
Enrique/XE2AA, Fred/KG6HGK, Craig/XE2HWJ, Ana/XE2IHA, Jose/
KD6AFA and Manuel/XE2HUQ will be active as XF1F from San
Francisco Island between October 7-13th. Activity will be on
all HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. The team will use
Hexbeams for HF bands and wires for lower bands. QSL via XE2HUQ.

OC-233. Scott, VK7HVK, will once again be active as VK7HVK/p from
his holiday home on Bruny Island between September 9-14th
(pending repairs to the tower). His activity is usually 20
meter SSB. QSL via his home callsign direct (see QRZ.com).

OC-271. (New One!) Joppy, YB8XM, and possibly another operator will
be active as YB8XM/6 from Babar Island between November 1-6th.
QSL via YB9BU. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (September 3-9th)....
Sep/03rd AN Sep/06th HN Sep/08th HN
Sep/04th AN Sep/07th AN-HN Sep/09th AN-HN
Sep/05th 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


KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA. Anci, JA2ZL, will be active as KH8/JA2ZL from Pago
Pago, American Samoa (OC-045), between October 23-29th. Activity will
be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He will use a TS-480HX into
a HX-5Bi Hexbeam, 30m vertical, 2 element 40m and 80m vertical. QSL via
his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Yuriy, N2TTA, will be active as KP2MM during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW. For more details, see:
http://www.n2tta.info

NH8, SWAINS ISLANDS. Two members of the 19 international NH8S DXpedition
team, Joe/W8GEX and Dietmer/DL3DXX, arrived on American Samoa late Thursday
evening to coordinate last minute details. The reminder of the team will
arrive in Pago Pago late Monday evening, September 3rd. They anticipate
leaving for Swains Island on Tuesday morning for the 24 hour boat trip.
Since the equipment is already there, they should be able to get right
to work on erecting the antennas and setting up stations. They are anxious
to get on the air and will be active as soon as possible.
Joe, W8GEX, mentions in his "60m Newsletter" this week that [edited]
"This tent/generator operation will start around September 6th, and last
until September 18th. I'll be on channel 5 when I am on, unless I have
QRN and then I'll move the channel 4. It will take a few days after the
operation has started before I think about getting on 60 meters. San, K5YY,
will be my pilot station, and he will keep you posted on my activities.
I plan to look for Europe around 0400z during their sunrise. I think the
best time for NA should be between 0900z to 1100z. If you don't hear me,
feel free to call me as we may just be monitoring the channel. Keep in
mind I have my regular three hour shift to perform on the other bands,
and I'll work you guys in between. I'll try to have Jerry, WB9Z, who's a
great op and knows the 60m band, help me out. Please give your call many
times in order for us to get your call. I will have a beverage so that
will be helpful on receive. I am using a vertical I have made, and our
propagation charts says we should be able to work NA East coast at S3
levels. Let's hope this is the case to get some W1s and W2s in the log."
More details on the NH8S operation, see the Web site: http://nh8s.org

LAST MINUTE NH8S UPDATE BEFORE GOING TO PRINT:
"SAFE LANDING ON SWAINS ISLAND
SWAINS ISLAND 2012 NH8S DX-PEDITION
The weather was absolutely gorgeous on Swains Island for off loading
the cargo and David's crew. They arrived on Saturday afternoon, August 25,
2012, and had enough tide for the landing craft to off load most of the
fuel, supplies, and David and his crew. They immediately set up a couple
of tents at the beach for shading while awaiting supplies from the ship.
Then Sunday morning at high tide they off loaded the rest of the cargo.
The MV. Sili departed Swains Sunday @ Noon, and arrived Pago Pago early
Monday morning August 27, 2012.
Hands down, the star of the show was this old landing craft that was
specially repaired for this operation. It was able to take all the cargo
fuel and passengers all the way to the beach with about 5 trips. David
and his crew are currently clearing areas to construct stations, sleeping
quarters and restroom facilities. Since the arrival of Team Leader Joe
Pater And Dietmar Kasper, David has been working with Joe on specific
station Locations on the island.
Everything is in place and the SWAINS ISLAND 2012 NH8S DXPEDITION is
shaping up. We are finalizing our food supplies and await the arrival
of the rest Of the Team set for Monday night, September 3, 2012. Then
the Team and cooks will depart for Swains by noon September 4, 2012. The
only other thing that will make this more exciting is if the Team members
will bring with them all their “McGaiver Tricks” for 2 week survival on
a remote island like Swains Island. Oh I hope everyone likes fish because
the fish is really biting, and the reef is full of lobsters.
- Alex Jennings"

To see the NH8S Press Release with pictures, visit the NODXA FaceBook
page at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.458786304155996.109243.437998869568073&type=3&l=ef7f153a10

PACIFIC TOUR (5W, KH8 and Possibly ZK3). Opertaors John/N7CQQ and Ron/N6XT
are on an exploratory trip to American Samoa (KH8), Western Samoa (5W0)
and possibly Tokelau (ZK3). They depart the West Coast USA on Thursday,
August 30th, for Pago Pago, American Samoa, via Honolulu, Hawaii. John and
Ron will be in American Samoa to see the Swains expedition group off from
American Samoa. During the 30 day trip to the Samoa area, John and Ron
hope to get permission to visit Tokelau for two weeks. Their equipment
will be shipped to Samoa via US Postal Service to Pago Pago, American
Samoa. They will take a flight from American Samoa to Apia, Western
Samoa. They hope to find the Tokelau Visitors center open on Saturday
where they hope to get permission to visit Tokelau. They will return to
American Samoa to get their gear, see the Swains guys off and take a
ferry either to Tokelau or back to Western Samoa. If all else fails,
they will set up shop in Western Samoa to operate and continue to try
to get permission to visit Tokelau. Western Samoa has a few islands
that they might visit during their stay. John hopes to get his old 5W0QQ
callsign and Ron will get his special 5W callsign. They also might operate
from American Samoa during late September while they await their flight
home. John and Ron will both be using ICOM IC 7000 transceivers with
SteppIR BIG Vertical antennas. They will construct wire antennas for 80
and possibly 160 meters. They might have access to an amplifier on
Western Samoa, as John, N7CQQ, is taking two 3-500z tubes to Atsuo
Sakuma, 5W1SA, the only Ham at Western Samoa. Support for this mini
expedition was received from SteppIR Antennas, ICOM America, The DX
Store, and Radio World of Boulder City, Nevada. QSL to Ron and John
via their QRZ.com home callsign addresses.

PC12, NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Fred, PA0FAW, will be operating PC12WSF
between September 3-30th. Activity will take place during the World Statues
Festival in Arnhem. Operations will be on CW, SSB and PSK etc. Fred has
the reference numbers: DIG1487, ISWL PA-11092 and WAB-11722. QSL via
PA0FAW, direct, by the Bureau or EQSL (NO LoTW and SWLs are welcome).
More details will be on QRZ.com.

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated Setember 2nd)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
4L1MA via ON4RU HF50ZST via SP3POW SV8/IK0BZY via IK0BZY
5Q4B via OZ5EV (d) HG1912PTTT via HA5AUC SV9/DJ3MY/P via DJ3MY
8P/J88CG via J88CG HL2/KA8U via JS1KQQ SZ1SV via SV1SV
9A/DJ5MJ via DJ5MJ HS0ZKS via K7BV T6SM via DL3ASM
9H3KB via DL5NUA HZ1DS via DJ9ZB TF4X via G3SWH
9J2JA via JA7SGV J28UC via F5RQQ UE40MD via UA4LU
9M2DVR via JF3DVR KH0XH via JE1XUZ UK8GBL via RW6HS (d)
CO6LC via EA5GL KH0XW via JQ2WTT V44KAI via W5TFW
CO8LY via EA7ADH NH7O via EA5GL VI4WIP50 via VK4WIP
CX2BR via EA5GL OE/HA3HK/P via HA3HK YP3A via YO3ND
EG5VCE via EA7HBC OH7KA via OH3KAV YP5A via YO5KUC
EG6SDC via EA1AUM OJ0KA via OH3KAV YV1FPT via EA5GL
EM4IFF via US5IQ OZ/DL6LZM via DL6LZM YV5KAJ via EA5KB
G8T via G4SHF S555E via S50E ZS6/IW5ELA via IW5ELA
GX0ROC via G0ROC SN0LED via SP3OL
HC2SL via HD2A SV5/DL7YS/P via DL7YS
(d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW

OLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone
to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 10000 old
QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site contains:
- The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2004 to 2011) with more than
300 QSLs
- At least one card for each 60 deleted DXCC countries (more than
1400+ QSLs)
- Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more
than 3600+ QSLs)
- Album for stations from North Africa 1945-1962 (300+ QSLs)
- More than 850 QSLs from the Antarctic bases.
- Nearly 270 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques
Francaises).
- More than 300 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 1970
- More than 1400 cards for the old timer with more than 130 countries
before 1945.
- 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

QSL ROUTE CHANGE. Khalid, A61BK, has decided to manage his own cards.
As of August 20th, all cards for Khalid should now go direct to him at
his new QRZ.com address. Buzz, NI5DX, will no longer be confirming any
cards for A61BK. However, he will answer any A61BK cards that arrive in
the next Bureau shipment to NI5DX. After this shipment, no A61BK cards
will be confirmed via the Bureau either.
Effective immediately, also NI5DX will no longer be answering requests
for any of the special event callsigns (A60HD, A60A, A60JJ, A60ITU,
A60WARD, and A60DWC). Please check QRZ.com to see the QSL route.

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5C13KD, 5C5W, 6O0CW, 7O6T, 7S0X, 9A5AN, 9J2CA,
9M0L, 9V1YC, A45XR, A61BK, A61ZX, A92IO, AP2IA, BD4CQ, CE2/VE7SV, CE2WZ,
CN8KD, CT3DZ, DU3/N0QM, F4GQY, F8AEJ, FK/F4BKV, FK8DD, FP/VA2WA, G4GIR,
G4ZOY, GM3YOR, GM3YTS, GO3NPA, HK0NA, HP1/IQ6CC, HU2DX, IK6DTB, IZ2GRG,
JH0INP, KH2L, KH6ND/KH5, MD0CCE, MM0BQN, NI1N, OV2B, PC4U, PJ4/LU8ADX,
PJ5/K3TRM, PJ5/SP6EQZ, PJ7PT, PT7ZZ, PZ5RA, RI1ANF, RX3AGD, SP5APW,
SP7ATA, SQ9OH, TF3PPN, TI2HAS, TN2T, TO3X, TY1KS, UA3LLR, UT5JCE, UU1AZ,
VE8GER, VK7ZE, WL7E, XE2S, YB0MZI/4, YB0NFL, YB1HK, YB2LSR, YB3OX,
YV5KAJ and ZD9GI

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3DA0FC, 3D2MP, 3D2T, 6O0CW, 9K2/SP4R, 9L0W,
C50C, CP4BT, D3AA, FM/F6ARC, FR4NT, FR8NE, H6VA, J20RR, J28RO, J68HZ,
JD1BMH, KL7RCC/p, OX/DL3GCS, P41HQ, T2T, TU2T, UI8ZAA, VP2ETE, VR2XMT
and YN4SU

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3B9WR, 3C0E, 3D2A, 3D2ML, 3V8SM, 4KT9W,
5N0OCH, 5R8WW, 5W0OJ, 6W1RW, 6W2SC, 7Z1HL, 9A1MB, 9L5MS, 9M2TO, 9M8DX,
9U0A, 9U1RSI, 9X0CW, 9X0SP, 9Y4HQ, A25/DL7DF, A35AY, A6/DL9WVM, B1HQ,
BV9G, BX4AA, CT3/DJ6QT, CT9/DL3KWF, DP1POL, E21YDP, EL2A, FG5NO, FJ/OS1T,
FS/F8PDR, FS/F5AHO, HB0/HB9AON, HP1/OA4WW, HU2DX, IG9U, IF9E, IM0/IK0FMB,
IS0ANT, IS0BNC, IS0ESG/QRP, IS0SWW, J28A, J79AN, JT1GCV, JW5X, JW9VDA,
OD5/DL6SN, OX2A, P29VCX, P4/DK1MM, P41HQ, PJ4C, PP0T, S9DX, SV5/DL2DXA,
T32JB, TA/DL7BC, TC2012WKD, TC57A, TF/DL3SEM, TG9IRP, TK4W, TN2T, TO7ZG,
TX3T, TX4T, TX6T, TX7M, TY4TW, V21ZG, V5/DJ2HD, V5/DH3WO, VK9C/G6AY,
VP2MTA, VP6T, VP8LP, XE3MAYA, XV4SP, XV4YY, YJ0VK, ZA1TC, ZD7XF, ZL1BYZ,
ZL6LH, ZL8X and ZY0T

S7, SEYCHELLES. Operators Luca/I5IHE, Simone/IK5RUN and Dan/I5OYY will
be active as S79LC, S79UN and S79YY, respectively, from Praslin (AF-024)
between October 21st and November 4th. Activity will be holiday style on
80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Equipment will be a Elecraft K2 and
KX3 transceiver into home made 5 band vertical antenna (on the beach) and
a G5RV. QSL via their home callsign, direct only or LoTW. Online logs
will be available at: http://www.ik5run.it/s79.html

T6, AFGHANISTAN. Martin, DL3ASM, is now active as T6SM from ISAF Camp
Marmal, Mazari Sharif, until the end of November. Activity has been on
20/17/15/10 meters using CW (preferred) and SSB. He is operating with an
Icom IC7000 with 75 watts into a 7m Vertical antenna. QSL via his home
callsigns.

TC, TURKEY (LH Op!). Members of the "TC Special Wireless Activity Team"
(TCSWAT) and the "Giresun Radio Amateurs and Nature Sports Club" (GITRAD)
continued to activate lighthouses in Turkey this past weekend for their
"Western Blacksea Lighthouses On The Air (WEBLOTA) Award". The next and
last operations for this award will take place in September. In mid-
September look for TC6GLH from Sinop Gerze Lighthouse and the last
activation will be TC2ZLH from Zonguldak Lighthouse at the end of Sep-
tember. QSL via TA1HZ (please do not hurry to send for QSL cards, they
will be printed at the end of January 2013). For more details about the
lighthouses award, visit: http://www.qrz.com
http://www.tcswat.org/awards/WEBLOTA/index.html

TI, COSTA RICA. Operators Juan/TI2JCY, Carlos/TI2KAC, Mauricio/TI4ZM,
Eddie/K4UN, Bob/W4BW, Keith/W4KTR and Lex/W4XO will be active as TI8M
from Costa de Pajaros, located in the North West Pacific Coast from
Costa Rica, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-2
entry. Look for activity before, after and during the contest on 160-10
meters. QSL via route on QRZ.com.

TT8, CHAD (Update to OPDX.1072). Members of the "Italian Dxpedition Team"
will be active as TT8TT from N'Djamena between October 3-16th. Activity
will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are
listed in OPDX.1072. Operators mentioned are Alfeo/I1HJT, Silvano/I2YSB,
Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA and Stefano/IK2HKT. The
pilot station is Art/IK7JWY. The team will pay particular attention to
Japan and the West Coast, as Chad is 40th and 23rd, respectively in the
world ranking of the most wanted. QSL direct via I2YSB. QSL by the Bureau
via IK2CIO. Logs will be posted to LoTW within six months. A TT8TT survey
(for needs), a log search and an OQRS are all available on their Web page
at: http://www.i2ysb.com
Official forum is at: http://bit.ly/NVQaav

V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS. Rick, WH0AI (ex-T32AI), is currently active from
Kwajalein Island (OC-028) from the Kwajalein Amateur Radio Club station
and using the club callsign V73AX. Activity has been on 20/15/10 meters
at various times using CW and SSB. Rob, KD7H, had a CW QSO with him, and
was told by Rick to QSL via his WH0AI QRZ.com address, but PLEASE use
"green stamps" to help with return postage instead of IRCs. Apparently,
his wife is having a problem exchanging IRCs for the return postage. Rick
will be on Kwajalein for a while working and is trying to obtain a "V73"
callsign (he has requested V73AI) which he hopes to have within several
days. Also, Rick plans to be active during the upcoming contest season.

ZA, ALBANIA. Operators Franta/OK1HH and Bob/OK2BOB will be active as
ZA/homecall between September 12-20th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns.

ZD9, TRISTAN DA CUNHA (Update). Operators Martin/G3ZAY and Robert/M0VFC
will be active as ZD9UW from Tristan da Cunha possibly on September 27th
for 7 days. They will leave Cape Town on September 20th, for a seven day
trip (depending on the wx) aboard the "Baltic Trader". Activity is not
expected to be on all bands because of the time they have. Logs will be
uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW shortly after their operation (or during,
if an Internet connection is available). QSL cards will be handled by an
OQRS, direct to M0VFC, or via E-mail for Bureau requests. For more details
and updates, visit their Web page at: http://www.zd9uw.org.uk
ADDED NOTE: They state on their Web page, "We would like to try and raise
some extra funds for the Tristan da Cunha Educational Trust Fund, and
plan to take some QSL cards to the island. Anyone willing to donate 25
USDs (maximum of 100 donors) will receive a direct card mailed from
Tristan for their first two QSOs (the rest to be posted at no extra cost
to the recipient on return to the UK). We'll add details of how to donate
shortly - check back here soon, or email M0VFC."

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UA6JD
09-07-2012, 06:52 PM
08 September 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1114
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**** DX INFORMATION ****
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

4O - Chab, YT7WA will be active as YT7WA/4O from Buljarice, Montenegro
on 14-23 September. He will operate BPSK and QPSK. [TNX YT7WA]
5W - Transport problems have forced John, N7CQQ and Ron, N6XT to cancel
their planned trip to Tokelau [425DXN 1113]. They will continue to
operate as 5W0QQ and 5W0XT respectively from Samoa until around
19-20 September, when they will return to American Samoa (KH8)
until the 30th.
EA - EA2TA, EA3NT, EA3OR and EA5KA will be active as EG5INT from the
Columbretes Islands (EU-069) on 20-24 September. QSL via EA5KA.
GM - Members of the Black Country DX & Contest Group will be active as
MS0OXE (http://ms0oxe.webs.com/) from the Isle of Tiree (EU-008) on
13-21 September. Plans are to be QRV with two stations on 160-6m
CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via M0URX, direct or bureau, plus LoTW and
eQSL. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
JW - Karl, LA8DW and Kjell, LA9HH will operate CW and SSB as JW8DW from
Longyearbyen (EU-026), Svalbard on 12-19 September. QSL via LA8DW,
direct or bureau. They will participate in the SAC Contest (CW) as
JW5E.
OX - Henning, OZ1BII will be active again as XP2I from Greenland
(NA-018) on 13-18 September. He will operate CW only from the
XP1AB club station in Kangerlussuaq, and will participate in the
Scandinavian Activity Contest (15-16 September). He will be joined
by Jorgen, OX/OZ0J and Jens, OX3JI. QSL XP2I via OZ1BII (direct or
bureau, and LoTW), QSL OX/OZ0J via home call (direct or bureau, and
LoTW), QSL OX3JI via OZ2JI (bureau and eQSL). Further information
at http://oz1bii.dk/
OZ - Bernd, DL8AAV plans to be active as OZ0AV from Laeso Island
(EU-088) on 10-22 September. QSL via DL8AAV, direct or bureau.
[TNX rsgbiota.org]
OZ - Harry, PA1H and Nico, PA7PA will be active again as OZ/homecall
from Lang Island (EU-172) on 4-12 October. They will be QRV on
80-10 metres (hopefully also on 160m), with a focus on 30 metres
and digital modes. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX PA1H]
SM - Stephan, SM5YRA will be active as SB6HL from the lighthouse on
Hallo Island (EU-043) on 8-15 September. He will operate SSB and
digital modes on 80-6 metres. QSL via home call (bureau preferred)
and eQSL. [TNX DX Newsletter]
T8 - Ulf, DL5AXX will be active as T8XX (CW) and T88UE (RTTY) from
Palau on 14-28 September. He will be QRV on 160-10 metres. QSL via
home call, direct or bureau. OQRS at www.dl5axx.de/dxlog (http://www.dl5axx.de/dxlog) [TNX NG3K]
TA - The TC Special Wireless Activity Team (www.tcswat.org (http://www.tcswat.org)) and the
Giresun Radio Amateurs and Nature Sports Club will be active as
TC6GLH from Gerze Lighthouse on 15-16 September. QSL via TA1HZ.
TT - Silvano, I2YSB and the Italian DXpedition Team will be active as
TT8TT from Chad [425DXN 1108] on 3-16 October. They plan to
operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-6 metres with three stations, with
a focus on Japan and the NA West Coast. A band/mode survey can be
found on the expedition's web site (www.i2ysb.com (http://www.i2ysb.com)). [TNX IK7JWY]
UA - Look for RA0ZJ/p, RU0ZM/p, UA0ZAM/p and UA0ZC/p to be active from
Starichkov Island (AS-095) on 8-14 September. QSL via home calls.
[TNX DX World]
VK - Scott, VK7HVK plans to be active again as VK7HVK/p from Bruny
Island (OC-233) on 9-14 September. [TNX DX World]
W - Look for Larry, K4KGG to be active as K4KGG/1 from Martha's
Vineyard (NA-046) on 14-18 September. Primary activity will be on
or around 14260 kHz, but he might also work 7055, 21260 and 28460
kHz. QSL via K4KGG, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
Z8 - Jim, K7QI is the first operator to be issued with a South Sudan
callsign, DX World reports. Hopefully "within the next few weeks"
he will be active as Z8AAA from Juba. QSL via K7GSE.
ZA - Look for ZA/OK1HH and ZA/OK2BOB to be active from Albania on 12-20
September. Thwy will operate CW and SSB on 160-6 metres. QSL via
home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]

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**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

AZORES NINE ISLANDS HUNT ---> The website for the "Azores Nine Islands
Hunt" [425DXN 1111] is now up an running at http://azores-islands-hunt.com.
Nine teams will be active from the nine populated islands of the Azores
during an "activity weekend" from 12 UTC 29 September to 12 UTC on the 30th.

CLIPPERTON 2013 ---> The March 2013 Clipperton Island DXpedition is in the
final stages of assembling the team. Currently there are several openings
to join the project, and the team is soliciting any operators with some
form of DXpedition experience to join them. You can see the current team,
along with a complete description of the project, on the DXpedition website
(www.cordell.org/CI/ (http://www.cordell.org/CI/)). If interested in joining the team, please contact
Bob, KK6EK (kk6ek[@]cordell.org) or Chris, DL1MGB (chris[@]dl1mgb).

CQWW CONTEST DIRECTOR ---> On 4 September it was announced that - after 35
years - Bob Cox (K3EST) has retired as Director of the CQ World Wide DX
Contest and as CQ's Director of Contesting. His retirement is effective
immediately. A successor has not yet been named. Further information can be
found at the CQ Newsroom (http://cqnewsroom.blogspot.com/)

DX MAGAZINE MOST WANTED SURVEY ---> The DX Magazine's annual Most Wanted
Survey is being conducted now through 15 October. The survey form is
available at www.dxpub.net: (http://www.dxpub.net:) click on "Most Wanted Survey" and you will find
a link to the form (please note that it is not a complete list of all DXCC
Entities: if you need something that is not listed, simply use the
"Additions or Comments" space at the end of the form).
Prefixes in bold type are ones which may cause confusion due to their
similarity (e.g. 3D2, VK9, VK0, etc), plase use care when marking these to
be sure the correct one is counted. A few prefixes/Entities are shown in
red, to indicate either an addition to the list from last year or a change
in the prefix (e.g. ZK2 is now E6).
The overall results will be published in the January-February 2013 issue of
The DX Magazine, and the world-wide results will be posted to the web site
around 15 January 2013 as well. The breakdown by mode/Low Bands will be
published in the March-April 2013 issue of the magazine.

INDEXA ---> The International DX Association's (www.indexa.org (http://www.indexa.org)) recently
elected officers are Gary Dixon K4MQG (President), John Scott K8YC (Vice
President), Bill Jennings W4UNP (Secretary-Treasurer), Gregg Marco W6IZT,
Jerry Rosalius WB9Z and Mac Shimamoto JA3USA (1-year Directors) and Bob
Schenck N2OO (2-year Director). The other previously elected Directors are
DJ9ZB and N4AA (to serve during the 2012 and 2013 fiscal years); K4UEE,
W4NL and W9RG (to serve during the 2012, 2013, and 2014 fiscal years). [TNX
W4UNP]

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
web site has been updated. Fourteen different galleries include more than
10,200 cards for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2004-11), the 61
deleted DXCC Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Magrebh from 1947
to 1962, Allied Forces stations in Germany (1946-62), Antarctic bases &
TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises), the various French
DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the
Americas (from 1945 to 1970), pre-1945 countries, French Departments and
CONUS, plus a gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC. Your participation is
encouraged - please visit www.LesNouvellesdx.fr (http://www.LesNouvellesdx.fr) and send your comments to
lesnouvellesdx[@]free.fr [TNX F6AJA]

TOP LISTS ---> The latest Topband, Topmode and Toplist listings are now
available at www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html (http://www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html). QSOs confirmed
through LoTW or included in on-line logs are eligible for listing. Send
your scores, as well as any request for further information, to Luciano
Lucini, IK2QPO (ik2qpo[@]425dxn.org).

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******* QSL ROUTES *******
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER
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3B8CW NI5DX EG5VCE EA7HBC R10RLHA/0 RA1QY
3G3O CE3OPE EG6SDC EA1AUM R1150N RK1TWW
3Z0MFF SP9PTG EG7SDC EA1AUM R1150V RK3VWA
3Z10PSK SP8PLM EG8SDC EA1AUM R11GGGR UA6MM
3Z73HOWS SP9PDG EG9SDC EA1AUM R12GGGR UA6MM
3Z95HB SP2ZCI EK6TA DJ0MCZ R14GGGR UA6MM
4O7TC UA3TCJ EM125QN UT3QN R15GGGR UA6MM
4S7BRG LZ3HI EM125QV UX7QV R1812SM RV3LZ
4X0A 4X1VF EN1IFF UR3IQT R200BB RK3CQ
5B4AIF EB7DX EO4HFF UX1HW R200BP RV3AGB
5B4AIX EB7DX EO5JFF UY7IQ R200V RK3LO
5B4NC/p 5B4KH EO5UFF US5UFF R50AGN RK4YYY
5H3CMG ZR6CMG EX2F RW6HS R65GGGR UA6MM
5N4EAM IK2IQD F/TU5KG F4DXW R73GGGR UA6MM
5Q1A OZ5ESB FG4NN NI5DX R875R RV3LO
5R8UI IZ8CCW FK8CE LZ1JZ RG9A UA9APA
5W0QQ N7CQQ FK8DD LZ1JZ RI0FM R3BY
5W0XT N6XT FM4LV W3HNK RI1FJ UA2FM
6K0HG DS2CYI FM5BH W3HNK RK9DM EB7DX
6W7RV F8CMT FM5CD F5VU RW0A RA0ALM
7T50I 7X2ARA FM5FJ KU9C RW9QA W3HNK
7U50I 7X2ARA FM5WD W3HNK RY9C UA9CGA
7V50I 7X2ARA FO4BM F4FJH SF6DX SM6FUD
7W50I 7X2ARA G6YB/P G3SWH SG0U SM3CXS
7X5NZ EA7FTR GB2012LP M0DOL SN0MUN SQ9MUN
7X5QB EA7FTR GB4GBO G1LAT SN0TK SP1PNW
7Y50I 7X2ARA HA100CGCDH HA0MO SN17EGS SQ2BNM
7Z1HB DE1ZHB HB9IRC HB9OCR SO1EKO DL1EKO
7Z1HL DJ9ZB HB9SOLAR HB9ACA SP9YFF/P SQ9IDG
7Z1SJ EA7FTR HB9WFF/p HB9FBI SU30ASR SM5AQD
7Z1TT NI5DX HC2SL HD2A SX2IMA SV2JAO
8Q7HA 9K2HS HF100LO SQ8NGV T30BN VK4FW
8Q7OE OE4JHW HF1Z SP1EG T6MO K9GY
9A201CTL 9A4MF HF20IPA SP9BRP T6SM DL3ASM
9A204MX DJ2MX HF50ZST SP3POW T6TJ 9A6AA
9A55AX 9A4J HG5FIRAC HA5BSW T88TW JE8NTJ
9A9DX N2RIT HI3K KB2MS TF4X G3SWH
9H3KB DL5NUA HK1MW K4AMW TG9ADV TG9AHM
9J2BO G3TEV HK1R K6IPM TG9NX N4FKZ
9J2JA JA7SGV HK1T EA5KB TJ3AY F5LGE
9K2GS EA5KB HK4CZE EA7FTR TM125CCAE F6FMT
9K2UU EA5ZD HP1/IZ6BRN IZ8CLM TM1MAD F5KLJ
9M2DVR JF3DVR HR9/WQ7R K5WW TM25NN F5KTU
9M6XRO M0URX HS0ZKS K7BV TM5O F8IHE
9N1AA N4AA HT9H TI4SU TU5JM DB1DT
9N1FE EA5ZD HZ1DG EA7FTR TY2BP IK2IQD
9Q6AL DF9TA HZ1TT IZ8CLM UA2FL RN3RQ
9V1YC W5UE IC8R IC8OZM UE40MD UA4LU
A41KJ NI5DX II0FIST IK0IXI UK7F W3HNK
A61AS YO3FRI II3PAN IV3IUM UN1O IK2QPR
A61LL EA5ZD II3PIC IV3FIV UN5J W3HNK
A61QQ IZ8CLM II4CC IZ4SUC UN7AB DL8KAC
A61ZX IZ8CLM J28NC F5RQQ UN7MMM EA7FTR
A61ZZ IZ8CLM J28UC F5RQQ UN7QF EX2A
A71BU NI5DX J40TSL SZ2TSL UP0L DL8KAC
A71EM EA7FTR J47X SV7BVM UP5P UN7PL
AH0BT 7L1FPU JG8NQJ/JD1 JA8CJY [d] UP6P UN7PBY
AL1G AC7DX JG8NQJ/JD1 JG8NQJ [b] V44KAI W5TFW
AP2NK W3HNK JT1E JT1DA V55V DJ8VC
B1Z EA7FTR JT5DX JT1CO V63PR JJ8DEN
BU2AW JN3TVX JW2US LA2US V73NS W3HNK
BW2/JP1RIW BM2JCC JX9JKA LA9JKA VI4WIP50 VK4WIP
C21BN JH1NBN JY4NE K3IRV VK2IZI EB7DX
C31CT EA3QS JY9ET M0OXO VK7BO EA7FTR
CE1TT EA5KB KH0/KW2X JG7PSJ VQ9JC ND9M
CE1VIL EA5GL KH0R JE6DND VU3BPZ I1HYW
CE2LS EA5KB KH0XH JE1XUZ VU3DJQ EA7FTR
CE2WZ W3HNK KH0XW JQ2WTT WH7Z W0CN
CE4SES EA5KB KH7Y EA5GL XR3O CE3OPE
CM8AKD EA7FTR KK6WW/KH0 JA6EGL XR3P CE3PG
CM8VRD EA7FTR KL7J N3SL XU7AAJ IW3SNW
CN8IG EA7FTR KP4MS W4DN XU7ACY W2EN
CN8KD EA5XX LU5FZ EA7FTR XV1X RW6HS
CN8LL EA7FTR LU7YS EA7HBC XV4Y OK1DOT
CN8NK EA5XX LW5EAE EA5KB XV9NPS JA2NPS [b]
CN8YR EA7FTR LX75RL LX2A XV9NPS JA2ODB [d]
CN8YZ 6K5YPD LX8RTTY LX1DA YB0MWM IK2DUW
CN8ZG EA7FTR LZ1737SSS LZ1KCP YB2LSR SM3DBU
CO2WL HA3JB LZ40YG LZ1YG YB9/DJ7XJ OZ7XJ
CO8LY EA7ADH NH7O EA5GL YI1RZ IK2DUW
CX2BR EA5GL NH8S AA4NN YL44WFF YL2SW
D2FJZ CT1FJZ NL8F K8NA YL5T YL3DQ
DA0COTA DF2DD NP4A W3HNK YP3A YO3KPA
DP0GVN DL5EBE OA6Q OE3NHW YR7WFF YO7MGG
DS0DX HL1IWD OD5ARMY OD5NJ YT0WFF YU7CM
E51AND AB7FS OD5PY KU9C YU175SB YU1KN
E74Y EA5KB OH8X OH2UA YV1FPT EA5GL
E77XZ DK6XZ OJ0R G3TXF YV5TX EA5KB
EA9EU EA5KB ON68POL ON4AZD YV5ZV EA5GL
EE8YG EA8YG OV2T PA0ABM ZG2FX G3RFX
EG1FIM EA1URV OX3LX OZ1PIF ZL4IR W8WC
EG1SDC EA1AUM OX3XR OZ3PZ ZP5AJR PY4KL
EG2SDC EA1AUM OZ9EDR/P OZ1KRF ZP5KO PY4KL
EG3SDC EA1AUM PA20STAR PE9DX ZP5TNT EA5GL
EG4SDC EA1AUM PA6ISS PA7DA ZP9MCE EA5ZD
EG5SDC EA1AUM PC12WSF PA0FAW ZY2014WC PS7KC

8R1Z Lennox O'Brian Smith, Lot 74 D'Urban Street, Wortmanville,
Georgetown, Guyana
9M4DXX P.O. Box 125, General Post Office, 10710 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
A61BK Khalid Khamis, P.O Box 19037, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
AB7FS Andrew N Duncan, 768 Luscombe St, Independence OR 97351, USA
BV2A C.R.A., P.O. Box 117-254, Taipei, Taiwan
BV2B C.R.A., P.O. Box 117-254, Taipei, Taiwan
CN2SM Karl Schulz, Ringstrasse 28, 23626 Ratekau / Warnsdorf, Germany
CT1FJZ Paulo Luis Nunes Mira, P.O.Box 603, Paivas, 2846-909 Amora,
Portugal
JT1BV Naranbaatar T., C.P.O Box 820, Ulaanbaatar-13 15160, Mongolia
JT1CO Choigonjav Chadraabal, P.O. Box 905, Ulaanbaatar-23 16092, Mongolia
JT1CS Baterdene Zevgee, P.O. Box 125, Ulaanbaatar 18080, Mongolia
JT1DA Enkhbayar Budjav, P.O. Box 736, Ulaanbaatar-13 15160, Mongolia
JW7XM Harald Fagermoen, PB 888, 9171 Longyearbyen, Norway
K8GU Ethan S.Miller, 1115 Carson St, Silver Spring MD 20901, USA
KJ4OAP Kevin T. Sterne, 200 N Knollwood Dr, Blacksburg VA 24060, USA
KL2HD Jeffrey C. Williams, P.O. Box 1268, Homer AK 99603, USA
N6XT Ronald L. Rosson, 28661 Lilac Rd., Valley Center CA 92082, USA
N7CQQ John P. Kennon, PO Box HC 35 Box 42, 12375 N. Byers St. M/M 95 US
66, Truxton, Peach Springs AZ 86434, USA
NH8S Swains Island Dxpedition, P.O. Box 5005, Lake Wylie SC 29710, USA
R3BY Gennady Arkhipov, pos. Kommunarka 102-4, Leninsky r-n, Moskovskaya
obl., 142770, Russia
RW0BG Viktor S. Kuzyakin, P.O. Box 4018, Norilsk, Krasnoyarsky kray,
663317, Russia
SM5AQD Hakan Eriksson, Hovgarden, SE-740 10 Almunge, Sweden
W2NAF Nathaniel A. Frissell, 1412 North Main Street, Blacksburg VA
24060, USA
WH0AI Richard E Levandowski, 35613 5th St., Independence, WI 54747, USA
YJ8RN Rod Newell, P.O. Box 905, Port Vila, Vanuatu

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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1078

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DX Bulletin No. 1078
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September 10, 2012
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
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DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 2nd-September, through Sunday, 9th-September there were
218 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R,
9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV,
BY, C2, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU,
E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY,
EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC,
HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, JA, JD/o, JT,
JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KH8/s, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX,
LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4,
PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T30, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA,
TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5,
V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA,
YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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" (WFWL).

3D2, FIJI. Orlando, PT2OP, will be active as 3D2OP from Viti Levu between
October 7-14th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via
his home callsign, direct (preferred) or by the Bureau.

3D2, FIJI. Cicero, PY7ZY, a member of the T30PY/T30SIX DXpedition,
will be active as 3D2ZY from Viti Levu, Fiji (OC-016), between October
11-15th, prior to his participation in the Tarawa Island, Western Kiribati,
DXpedition. Activity will be on the HF bands (specific bands were not
mentioned). QSL via his home callsign.

5H, TANZANIA. Arne, OH2NNE, will be active as 5H2DK from Moshi (KI86qq)
between October 2-17th. Also, there may be sporadic activity using a
portable setup from different locations between October 18-27th. This
will be a one man operation on SSB only. The setup includes an Icom
706 MKIIG boosted with an SG-500 to emit full 100 watts permitted, A3S
tribander (10/15/20) and dipoles for 12/17/40/80 meters bands. The portable
setup will include the Icom 706, an AH-4 mobile antenna tuner, a wire
antenna taped to a 6m fishing stick. Prelimanry TX frequencies plan is:
3790, 7090, 14250, 18150, 21250, 24950 and 28450 kHz. The RX will be the
same as TX, 5up, 5-10up or 7.145 on 40m band. In order to maximize the
possibility for everyone to get into the log, Arne suggest/asks that
Europe call 5 up and outside Europe/Scandinavia to call 10 up. Arne
states, "We will try our best to serve everybody. Please behave according
to the rules in order to maximize QSO rate and minimize the number of
failed QSOs. We will try to upload the log, if possible." QSL via his
home callsign.

5R, MADAGASCAR. Eric, F6ICX, will once again be active as 5R8IC from
Saint Marie Island (AF-090) between November 10th and December 9th.
Activity will be holiday style operating CW, RTTY, and PSK63, and using
a FT450 with 100 watts into various GPs or Inverted-Ls and a Hexbeam
for 20-10 meters. There will be no online log during his activity. QSL
via his home callsign (QRZ.com). View pictures of his last trips at:
http://f6kbk.free.fr/5r8ic/5r8ic.htm

5W & KH8, SAMOA AND AMERICAN SAMOA (ZK3 Cancelled!). John, N7CQQ, sent
out the following press release on September 9th [edited]: "Well gang,
we have thrown in the towel on getting to Tokelau (ZK3) this time around.
The boat is normally scheduled for a two week turn around with about two
days to get to and two days to return from Tokelau. This month the boat
scheduled to go to Tokelau was tasked to do another cruse and another
boat was substituted from New Zealand. The weather has delayed the arrival
of the substituted boat from New Zealand, so we still don't know when the
boat to Tokelau will depart Apia, Western Samoa. But wait the story gets
better!
The return boat trip is 'Scheduled' for departure from Apia, WS, on
September 18th. The return date to Apia, WS, after picking us up at
Tokelau is September 29th give or take weather and the changing schedule.
The scheduled flight returning Ron/N6XT and John/N7CQQ back home is
scheduled out of American Samoa on October 1st. So we have given up our
attempt to visit Tokelau this trip. We will continue to operate 5W and
KH8 when we return to AS about the 19th or 20th of September to see the
Swains guys return. We have lots of information to share about visiting
Samoa and Tokelau.
73, de John/5W0QQ and Ron/5W0XT see you in the pile up and still
having fun in the Pacific."

ADDED NOTES: There has been plenty of SSB activity by John and Ron
on 20 meters. John also mentioned to OPDX on Friday, "We just finished
installing the SteppIR Big vertical at the Samoa Marina Hotel, they
are nice folks. Had some difficulty with power strips, 120v power
strips don't work well on a 220 volt system... Got a great internet
connection so should be able to stay in touch."

6Y, JAMAICA. Jürgen, DL3JH, is now active as 6Y5/DL3JH from Jamaica
(NA-097) until September 22nd. Activity should be on all HF bands using
CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

BY, CHINA. Members of the Dongcheng District Radio Club station (BY1WXD)
will be active as BY1WXD/0 for ten days from the Tibet Autonomous Region
(near Lhasa, grid square NL59hi) between September 27th and October 7th.
This will be the first DXpedition in the Tibet Autonomous Region by
Chinese operators. Operators mentioned are Che/BA7CK, Xu/BA8IK, XiangQian/
BA9TX, Donghui/BD2FW, Gu/BD4TS, Zheng/BD5FFK, Ampear/BD5QDM, Youjun/BD5SO,
Li/BD9GQ, Lin/BG0GE, BG3MTK, BG5TOW, Lihua/BG6MA, Nalan/BG9API and Xiaolei/
BG9XE. This operation is sponsored by WOUXUN Elecs. Activity will be on
40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters (To Be Finally Determined) using modes CW,
SSB, RTTY and PSK. They will have two stations on the air using Icom
IC-7000's and SpiderBeam (To Be Finally Determined). Also, this activity
will take place during the "Worked All Provinces of China" Contest [WAPC]
(October 6th, between 0000-2356z). For details on the WAPC, visit:
http://www.mulandxc.org/?page_id=2

CE, CHILE. Robert, SQ1DWR, will be active as CE3/SQ1DWR from Chile between
October 10-22nd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW. QSL via his
home callsign.

CR3/CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS. The CR3L contest station in Santana on Madeira
Island (AF-014) will be busy over the next few months during the upcoming
contest season. Look for the following operators to be active possibly
as CT9/homecall and CR3L during the upcoming dates and contests:
Sept. 20th-Oct. 4th: Operators Walter/DJ6QT, Goetz/DJ3IW, Kalle/DM3BJ,
Stefan/DK1MM, Horst/DK1QH, Dieter/DK4QT, Han-J./
DL1YFF, Boris/E73Y and Marijan/S56A. Activity
during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th)
as a Multi-Multi entry.

Oct. 21st- Nov. 2nd: Operators Karlfried/DL1EK, Peter/DH4JQ, Marion/
DF4UM, Marco/DJ5KW and Leo/DK8VC. Activity during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a
Multi-Op entry.

November 20-27th : Operators Arno/DL1CW, Ulf/DL5AXX, Frank/DL8WAA,
Ulrich/DJ2YA, Falk/DK7YY, Gennady/UA9MA, Mikhail/
UA9PM and Ruslan/UA9ONJ. Activity during the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry.

QSL CR3L via DJ6QT. Activity by operators, QSL via their home callsign.
Visit the CR3L Santana, Madeira Island, Web page at: http://www.cq3l.de

CQ NEWS. Richard, W2VU, sent the following press release on September 4th:
"CQ News: Bob Cox, K3EST, Retires as CQWW Contest Director - Bob Cox,
K3EST, has retired as Director of the CQ World Wide DX Contest and as
CQ's Director of Contesting, it was announced today by CQ Publisher Dick
Ross, K2MGA. Cox has been at the helm of the CQWW for 35 years, guiding
the contest through massive changes in technology - both on and off the
air - and CQWW's growth to become the world's most popular amateur radio
contest.
Cox first took the reins of the CQWW in January, 1977, along with Larry
Brockman, WA6EPQ (now N6AR), who worked with Bob until March, 1994. In
making his announcement to members of the CQ World Wide Contest Committee,
Bob said, '35 years encompasses almost the entire history of modern
contesting. All the way from paper logs to today's need for instant
answers. During that time a framework was created that made the CQWW the
innovator of almost everything used in contesting today including log
checking.' He added, 'With that in mind…I am tired and wish to move on
with other interests.'
Ross said the association had been long and fruitful, telling Cox 'it
has been an honor to have worked with you for these many decades. Your
contributions to the art and sport of amateur radio contesting have been
enormous.'
Cox's retirement is effective immediately. A successor has not yet
been named."

CU1-CU9, AZORES (Press Release - Dated September 4th)[edited]). Martti,
Laine, OH2BH, sent out the following:
DXERS TAKING A NEW COURSE IN AZORES, SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2012
NEW WEBSITE GOES LIVE http://azores-islands-hunt.com

It is often said that DXers only work DX. More recently, we have seen
a healthy shift toward assisting the society they visit by helping locals
become stronger in Amateur Radio. Something totally new is now happening
in the CU-land – the Azores.
In recent years, the Azores Islands have balanced their agriculture and
livestock sectors through increased awareness of their great location
and unique landscape facilitated by the development of the local infra-
structure to receive more visitors from industrialized countries. Signif-
icant progress has been made in expanding tourist facilities, convention
hotels and holiday resorts. The Azores is now capable of accommodating
10,500 visitors per day. Additionally, the Azorean airline (SATA) is set
to serve many European destinations in addition to the US and Canada.
Radio amateurs are now stepping forward to help the Azoreans increase
the awareness of all of their nine islands, all within reach of SATA
airline service. Forming nine country teams with the locals, a total of
twenty DXers will fly in from SATA destinations to be on the air from
the nine islands as part of the 'Azores Nine Islands Hunt' - a unique
concept to bring everyone on board globally to share what the Azores can
offer. Those participating are:

United States: K2DO (YL), KI1U, KE3Q, N2GA
Canada: VE3DZ, VE3FWA
Germany: DJ9ZB, DF9TF
United Kingdom: G3TXF, G7VJR
Finland: OH2BH, OH8NC, OH9MDV
Norway: LB3HC
Belgium: ON7LX (YL), ON7TK, ON5NT
Denmark: OZ7AM, OZ1IKY
Together with local hams from each island: CU1AAD, CU2BV, CU2CE, CU2DX,
CU3CS, CU4AB, CU5AM, CU6AB, CU7CA, CU8AAE and CU9AC

The Amateur Radio group is also set to streamline emergency communic-
ations procedures throughout the archipelago. Together with the local
amateur population and administrators, they will be using this activity
to test the island-to-island amateur radio network. The ARRL is sending
their best resources, lending their expertise in this field.

The project website was launched today at <http://azores-islands-hunt.com>
for your review while you can also study the Azores at:
http://www.visitazores.com/en "

CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Update). The following was a press release dated
September 5th [edited]: "Planning continues for the October 8-17th DX-
pedition to Sable Island (CY0). Half of our gear is in storage at the
Maritime Air Charter facility in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We are in the
process of shipping the remaining gear. We have booked our flights to
Halifax. All remains on schedule for the CY0 operation to begin around
2300z on October 8th. As always, weather and flying conditions will
dictate the actual schedule. The aircraft has to land on the beach as
there is no "runway" on the island.
This operation will be highly focused on 10,12 and 15 meters where the
most demand for CY0 exists. We continue to discuss antenna options due
to the restrictive environment we will be operating under.
Ron and Murray will begin loading the Britten-Norman aircraft late in
the afternoon on October 7th. All gear must be weighed as we have a 1400
pound weight limitation, including our body weights. We will then watch
the weather very closely. On Monday morning, October 8th, Maritime Air
and the OIC on Sable have scheduled a 1200z call to determine if a flight
is GO/NO GO. More updates to follow.... WA4DAN/CY0 and AA4VK/CY0"
For more details and updates, visit: http://www.cy0dxpedition.com

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Mike, DL3FCG, will once again be active as EA8/DL3FCG
from La Orotava, Tenerife Island (AF-004, S-012 for the Spanish Islands
Award, WLOTA LH-1276) between October 15-28th. Activity will be on 80-10
meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He also plans to be in the WAG
Contest (October 20-12th) and the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th).
QSL via DL3FCG, direct or by the Bureau (preferred). All QSOs will also be
confirmed via LoTW and eQSL. Visit his Blog Page for more details at:
http://dl3fcg.blogspot.de

GJ0, JERSEY. Jim, G0UPG, will be active as GJ0UPG from Jersey between September
9-15th. Activity will be on the HF bands, mainly SSB, probably using a FT-857D,
an LDG 200 Pro II tuner - both powered by 12V 8AH battery, into a vertical
antenna made from a telescopic fishing pole. QSL via his home callsign, direct
or by the Bureau. Also LoTW or eQSL.

HS, THAILAND (Yaesu Presents Radios to HS0AC in Thailand)). Press release
from Dennis Motschenbacher, K7BV, received on September 3rd: "I depart
Thailand early Tuesday morning after a number of days of DX pileups
along side some of the most enthusiastic and friendly hams in the world!
I will never forget my time here to present two Yaesu FT 2000D radios
(thanks to Yaesu President Mr. Jun Hasegawa) to the Radio Amateur Society
of Thailand headquarters station HS0AC that lost their radios during the
terrible floods last year.
http://www.qsl.net/rast/
http://www.hs5ac.net/smf1112/smf/index.php?topic=749.0
I was delighted to find Thailand extremely "radio active" with over
300,000 hams; most on VHF. However, after seven years of waiting, the
Thai hams are once again able to test for a license that gives them the
HF bands. Over 40 have already passed the exam this year and at least
one more test is schedule in 2012. I understand that upgrade testing
will likely now occur three times a year meaning 100s of new HF operators
are about to appear on the HF bands.
All this is great news for hams around the world!

73 Dennis Motschenbacher K7BV HS0ZKS
Executive Vice President Amateur Radio Sales"

IOTA NEWS..............
AS-095. Operators Victor/RU0ZM, Valery/UA0ZC, Valdimir/RA0ZJ and
Alex/UA0ZAM will be active as homecall/p from Starichkov
Island between September 8-14th. Activity will be on the
HF bands. QSL via their homecallsigns.

EU-069. Members of the "Invoker Team" will be active as EG5INT from
Columbretes Island between September 20-24th. Operators
mentioned are George/EA2TA, Christian/EA3NT, Ramon/EA3OR and
Raul/EA5KA. QSL via EA5KA.

EU-088. Bernd, DL8AAV, will be active as OZ0AV from Laeso Island
(DIA NK-003, WLOTA 2820) between September 10-22nd. Activity
will be on the HF bands, propagation permitting. QSL via
DL8AAV, by the Bureau or direct.

EU-172. Mike, DG5LAC, will be active as OZ/DG5LAC from Langeland
Island (DIA FY-019, WLOTA 0590) between September 29th and
October 5th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB.
QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

OC-110. Rod, YJ8RN, is currently visiting Loh Island in the Torres
Island IOTA Group (in Vanuatu) and is active as YJ8RN/p. The
length of stay unknown. Activity has been mainly 20 meters
SSB. QSL via his home callsign: Rod Newell, Box 905, Port Vila,
Vanuatu.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (September 10-16th)....
Sep/10th AN Sep/13th AN Sep/15th HN
Sep/11th AN Sep/14th AN Sep/16th HN
Sep/12th 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

KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (Update). Yuriy, N2TTA, announced this past
week that he will also be active as KP2MM during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.
For more details, see: http://www.n2tta.info

N1, UNITED STATED (Special Event). Members of the Symbol Technologies
ARC will be honoring the lives lost during the horrific events of September
11th, 2001, with activating special event station N1Y between 1400z
Monday, September 10th, and 1400z Tuesday, September 11th. Suggested
frequencies are: 3911, 7240, 14070 and 50135 kHz, as well as D-Star REF10C.
QSL direct to W2SBL: STARC, One Motorola Plaza, B-13, Holtsville, NY 11742
(with a #10 SASE). PLEASE NOTE: There will be a reading of one name of
the fallen with every QSO.

NEW OFFICERS FOR 2012-2014. Members of the Colombian Radio Amateur
Association (LCRA - Liga Colombiana de Radioafionados <www.lcra.org.co>,
elected the following new Board of Directors as of September 1st, for
the 2012-2014 term. They are:
President - Roberto "Rob" Rey, HK3CW (cwdude@gmail.com)
V. President - Francisco "Siso" Hennessey, HK3W (hk3w.info@gmail.com)
(Vocal) is - Francisco Pineda, HK3IXI
Aquilino Torres, HK3Z
Dalia Preziosi, HK3JI
Controller (Attorney) - Alvaro Gómez, HK5LNJ

NH8, SWAINS ISLANDS. The international team of 19 operators are now
active as NH8S from Swains Island until September 18th. San, K5YY, 60m
pilot station for NH8S, reported earlier in the week that "Joe, W8GEX,
will try to get on 60m after NH8S has been on a few days and things
'settle down' ... Do not expect him on before Sept. 9th or 10th.....
As announcements have said, he will look for Europe at about 0400z and
North America from about 0900-1100z during USA sunrises." Remember, the
NH8S team will also be running seven stations from 160-6 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY. They plan to upload logs to ClubLog daily and can be
found at: https://secure.clublog.org/charts/?c=NH8S#r
Before going to print, as of 0116z September 9th, the NH8S team has
made a total of 27899 QSOs with 9707 Unique callsigns (13245/SSB, 2134/CW
and 1/RTTY). Breakdown by Continent: 104/AF, 0/AN, 10333/AS, 5254/EU,
11060/NA, 874/OC and 274/SA. The NH8S team recommends to QSL via OQRS by
ClubLog for both direct or Bureau QSLs. PLEASE NOTE: They will activate
the OQRS system after the DXpeditions ends -- on or about Saturday,
22-September-2012. Complete instructions will be provided on the NH8S QSL
page. Direct QSLs can be mailed to: Swains Island DXpedition, P.O. Box 5005,
Lake Wylie, SC 29710, USA. Bureau QSLs go to AA4NN (but use the OQRS - it
is faster). QSL via LoTW (Logs will be posted 6 months after the conclusion
of the DXpedition). There will not be any QSLs via eQSL. More details on
the NH8S operation, see the Web site at: http://nh8s.org

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated Setember 9th)
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3Z2X via SP2YWL EA6/IZ4WNA via IZ4WNA LZ1737SSS via LZ1KCP
3Z73HOWS via SP9PDG EA6/IZ4WNP via IZ4WNP OK/PA2A via PA2A
3Z707K via SP5ZRW EE8YG via EA8YG OZ/DL9DAN via DL9DAN
5W0XT via N6XT EF8R via EA8CAC (L) PJ4R via DL1THM (9/2012
8Q7OE via OE4JHW EG1FIM via EA1URV only, direct)
9A204MX via DJ2MX EG1SDC-EG9SDC via EA1AUM SG0U via SM3CXS
A61R via EA7FTR EM125QN via UT3QN SV2/LZ2HM via LZ2HM
AY8A via LU8ADX EO5UFF via US5UFF SZ2SISO via SV2GWY
CR3L via DJ6QT FK8DD via LZ1JZ SZ3P via SV3DCX
CT9/DG3FAW via DG3FAW HK3TK via F5CWU T88ME via 7N1RTO
CT9/DJ1JM via DJ1JM I6/SQ6Y via SQ6Y TM1MAD via F5KLJ
CT9/DJ6KS via DJ6KS IR7RAI via IQ7DV TM34CDXC via F5CWU
CT9/DJ8OG via DJ8OG J40TSL via SZ2TSL VU3DJQ via EA7FTR
DJ0ML/HI7 via DJ0ML JT5DX via JT1CO ZG2FX via G3RFX
(d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only

QSL CHORES CHANGING. Ivan, LZ1PJ, reports, "The following callsigns
that I managed will be managed in future by Boyan, LZ1BJ: LZ75A, LZ02JP,
and LZ02/03/04/05/06/07/08/2009KM. I have already transferred the logs
and blank QSLs to Boyan. Those, who have sent QSL requests to me and
haven't received reply yet, don't have to resubmit. All backlog requests,
and possible future requests that could eventually come to me, will be
forwarded to Boyan too. For inquiries, he can be contacted via E-mail
<lz1bj@yahoo.com>."

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3DA0PW, 4X1WQ, 7O6T, BU2AW, CP6XE, CT3AS, CT3DZ,
D64K, DJ5AV, DK5WL, DL2OE, DL6UCK, EA7AJR, EA7EU, EI3KG, EI7BA, F5BZB,
F8GGD, FY8PE, GO2HQ, GO3TXF, HB9BIN, HP1/IZ6BRN, JA0FSB, JH1DGQ, K9JWI,
KL7/K8GU, LY1G, LY2IG, LY3BG, OD5ZZ, OV2B, OZ8BZ, PE1NCP, PE2LZ, PR7AR,
PY1GQ, PY2YW, R0QA, RA1OD, RA3BL, RU3EJ, S50R, SE0X, SM5CBM, SM5J,
SP1RKT, SP3FHV, SP7HOV, SP8HXN, SQ8OAU, TO5U, UA0IT, UA6JDQ, US0MS,
UT7ZZ, UW2XW, UW2ZM, UX5IO, UX7LL, UY5AR, VK3FM, VK7CW, WA2YUN/KH9,
YB0NFL, YI9LZ and YL2GP

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4K9W, 4L0CR, 4Z5ML, 5Z4/JH0CJH, 9M0L, 9M2/JH0CJH,
9M2/R6AF/6, DL/JA5AQC, EU1DX, H44UD, HK0NA, JX9JKA, KH8RRG, OE/JA5AQC,
OH/JA5AQC, OK5JM, SM5/JA5AQC, TG9AHM, TY2SI, TY5MR, UN1L, VK8MM, VR2XLN
and ZP6/IK1PMR

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!

SI9, SWEDEN (Special Event). Special event station SI9AM from the King
Chulalongkorn Memorial in Ragunda, Sweden, the largest Thai Pavilion in
the world outside Thailand, will be active between September 15-16th.
Operators will be Lars/SM3EAE, Joe/SM3FJF and Göran/SM5SIC. They plan to
be an entry in the Scandinavian Activity Contest [CW] (September 15-16th).
Outside of the contest, activity will be on 160-10 meters. Suggested
frequencies are:
CW - 1817, 3517, 7017, 10117, 14017, 18077, 21017, 24897 and 28017 kHz
SSB - 1840, 3760, 7060, 14210, 18160, 21310, 24960 and 28510 kHz
FM - 145.550 MHz and repeater RV49 - 145.612 MHz
QSL via SM3CVM, direct or by the Bureau. For more information, visit the
SI9AM Web page at: http://www.si9am.se

V2, ANTIGUA. Bud, AA3B, will be active as V26K from Antigua (NA-100)
between November 22-26th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Outside of
the contest, activity will be all CW on the HF bands only. QSL via AA3B.

VK9X, CHRISTMAS ISLANDS (Update). Pekka, OH2YY, informs OPDX that his
good friend Pekka Ketonen, OH1TV, will be joining him at Christmas Island.
The VK9XM callsign will be used and there will be two stations. They will
have two yagis to cover the bands 20-10 meters and a dipole for 40 meters.
They will operate on SSB and CW. Dates and QSL info will remain unchanged.
The schedule for the operation is from Oct. 6th (ca. 12Z) to Oct. 12th
(ca. 24Z). QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the SRAL QSL Bureau.
Direct QSLs go to: Pekka Ahlqvist OH2YY, Vapaalanpolku 8B, 01650 Vantaa,
Finland.

VP2V, BRITISH VIGRIN ISLANDS (Update). Steve, AA7V, will once again be
active as VP2V/homecall from Virgin Gorda (Tortola) between September 26th
and October 1st. Activity will include the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September
29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-band/High-Power entry. He mentioned in July
to OPDX that he will probably not take a keyer/paddles and possibly a
microphone. Steve states, "I will lug my Ameritron amp down there and
(hopefully) run 400w. I have a G5RV and an 80/40 trap dipole which will
both hang off the porch of one of those cliffside villas. If any time,
I will try 17 meter RTTY. Thank goodness no 160 in this contest." QSL
via AA7V direct or LoTW. NO BUREAU QSLS. For more details on Steve's
activities in the coming months, see OPDX.1072.

XV29, VIETNAM. Yasu, JL7XBN, will be active as XV29FM from Vung Tau
between October 19-22nd. Activity will be on 20/15/10 meters using
the modes FM, SSB, PSK, RTTY and JT65A. More details and QSL info
is forthcoming.

Z8, SOUTH SUDAN. The "DX-World.Net" Web page is reporting: "Jim, K7QI,
is the first operator to be issued with the new Z8 prefix for an upcoming
stay in South Sudan. Within the next few weeks he plans to be active
from Juba as Z8AAA. QSL via K7GSE who will update this news in the
coming days." LAST MINUTE UPDATE FROM "DX-World.Net" Web page: "Jim,
Z8AAA, will be home on September 25th for couple of weeks before heading
back to Southern Sudan with a new Yaesu FT 2000D and a Hex beam. He hopes
to be on the air sometime in October or November and thanks all for
emails and best of luck messages. Will keep all informed of any more
news.."

ZL, NEW ZEALAND. Members of the Quake Contesters Group will be active as
ZL3X during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th) as a Multi-Single
Low-Power entry. QSL via ZL3PAH or LoTW. Operators mentioned are Mark/
ZL3AB, Don/ZL3DMC, Andrew/ZL3DW, Geoff/ZL3GA, Graeme/ZL3GK and Phil/ZL3PAH.

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UA6JD
09-14-2012, 04:53 PM
15 September 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1115
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*** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
**** DX INFORMATION ****
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3B9 - A nine-operator team from Switzerland will be active as 3B9SP from
Rodrigues Island (AF-017) on 16-23 October. They plan to have
three stations active on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and RTTY/PSK31. QSL
via HB9ACA, direct or bureau (an OQRS for either direct and bureau
cards will be activated on Club Log), and LoTW "within 6 months
after the DX operation". Further information can be found at
http://hb9fr.ch/3b9sp
9A - OK1HWS, OK1IEC, OK1IPS, OK1JAX, OK1JK, OK1JRA, OK1MRK and OK1UXH
will be active as 9A8OK from Palagruza Vela (EU-090) from 29
September to 6 October. QSL via OK1HWS, direct or bureau. [TNX
rsgbiota.org]
9H - Gus, ON6KE will be active as 9H3AK from Gozo, Malta (EU-023) on
22-28 September. He will operate CW QRP on 20, 30 and 40 metres.
QSL via eQSL and LoTW; "no printed QSL", he says.
BY - A group of Chinese operators will be active on 40-10 metres as
BY1WXD/0 from a location near Lhasa in the Tibet Autonomous Region
from 27 September to 7 October. They will participate in the first
WAPC(Worked All Provinces of China Contest), to be held on 6
October (00.00-23.59 UTC, see www.mulandxc.org for further
information). QSL via BA4TB. [TNX NG3K]
CE - Luis, CX1EK will be active again as CE2/CX1EK until 20 September.
He operates mainly CW on 10 and 12 metres. QSL direct to Luis
Matho, 2303 Nordok Place, Alexandria VA 22306, USA. [TNX CX1EK]
CT9 - DJ6QT, DJ3IW, DM3BJ, DK1MM, DK1QH, DK4QT, DL1YFF, E73Y and S56A
will be active as CT9/homecall from Madeira (AF-014) from 20
September to 4 October. QSL via home calls. They will participate
in the CQWW RTTY Contest as CR3L (QSL via DJ6QT). [TNX NG3K]
CY0 - All remains on schedule for WA4DAN/CY0 and AA4VK/CY0 to start
operating from Sable Island [425DXN 1111] around 23 UTC on 8
October. However, weather and flying conditions will dictate the
actual schedule. Activity will be "highly focused" on 10, 12 and
15 metres, "where the most demand for CY0 exists." Bookmark
www.cy0dxpedition.com for further information and updates.
DL - DB5BZ, DK7LV, DL2VFR, DL4BBH and DL7UXG will be active as DM50IOTA
from Fehmarn Island (EU-128) on 21-23 September. They will operate
CW and SSB on the HF and VHF bands. QSL via bureau or direct (see
qrz.com). [TNX rsgbiota.org]
F - Special event call TM34CDXC is active until 22 September for the
34th Convention of the Clipperton DX Club, this year to be held in
Granville, Normandy on 21-22 September. QSL via F5CWU (OQRS at
www.f5cwu.net) and LoTW.
FO - Alain, F4GYP will be active as FO/F4GYP from French Polynesia from
19 October to 6 November. He plans to visit Tahiti (OC-046),
Mehetia (OC-046), Moorea (OC-046) and Raiatea (OC-067, probably on
27-28 October). He will also be QRV as TX4FO from Motu Nono
(OC-046) near Tahiti. Activity will be on 40, 20 and possibly 10
metres SSB. QSL via F4GYP, direct or bureau. [TNX F6AJA and Les
Nouvelles DX]
FR - Willi, DJ7RJ will be active as FR/DJ7RJ from Reunion Island
(AF-016) from 26 September till 21 October. He will operate CW and
SSB on 160-10 metres, with special attention to the low bands for
US and JA. QSL via home call. [TNX AA1M]
HB0 - Philippe ON4ACP, Erik ON4ANN, Jose ON4CAU, Erik ON4CCV, Walter
ON8CW, Cedric ON4CKM, Marc ON4CJY and Rudi ON6MI will be active as
HB0/homecall from Liechtenstein on 18-22 September. They will
operate SSB and CW on 80-10 metres. QSL via ON4ANN, direct or
bureau. Further information at http://users.telenet.be/on4ann
I - Max, IZ2LTW will be active as IA5/IZ2LTW from Elba Island (EU-028)
on 15-22 September. He plans to be QRV on HF ans 6 metres. QSL via
home call. [TNX Hamradioweb]
KH8 - John, N7CQQ (5W0QQ) and Ron, N6XT (5W0XT) plan to leave Samoa on
or about 18 September. Then will be active from American Samoa
(KH8) until 1 October. [TNX The Daily DX]
SM - SM3CER, SM3EAE and SM5SIC will be active from SI9AM (the King
Chulalongkorn Memorial Amateur Radio Society, www.si9am.se) in
Ragunda on 15-16 September, including an entry in the Scandinavian
Activity Contest (SAC) CW. Outside the contest they will be on
160-10 metres CW and SSB. QSL via SM3CVM, direct or via bureau.
SU - Special station SU55J will be active on 18-22 October during
"Egypt 2012", an event organized by the Egyptian Radio Amateur
Society for Development (ERASD) in cooperation with the Arab Scout
Region, which includes participation in the 55th Jamboree On The
Air. QSL via SM5AQD. Please contact Said Kamel, SU1SK
(su1sk[@]amsat.org) for details on the event. [TNX IARU Region 1]
UA - Valery, RA0SS is currently active as RA0SS/0 from Kunashir Island
(AS-025). He has a vertical for 20m and a dipole for 30m, and he
expects to remain there until early October. [TNX DX World]
V6 - Madison, W5MJ will be active as V63MJ from Pohnpei (OC-010),
Micronesia on 15-22 September. He will operate CW on 40-10 metres,
and possibly 80m. QSL via home call. [TNX ARRL DX Bulletin]
VK9 - Dan, JA1PBV will be active as VK9XS from Christmas Island (OC-002)
on 16-20 September and again on 28-29 September, and as VK9CS from
Cocos-Keeling (OC-003) on 21-28 September. QSL via home call. [TNX
DX World]
VK9X - Pekka, OH2YY will be joined by Pekka, OH1TV during his 6-12
October activity from Christmas Island [425DXN 1111]. They will
operate SSB and CW as VK9XM with two stations on 40-10 metres. QSL
via OH2YY, direct or bureau.
W - Glenn, NY4NC will be active from Ocracoke Island (NA-067) on 17-21
September. Primary operation will be on 40 and 20 metres CW QRP.
QSL direct to home call. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
W - A group of operators from the Kennehoochee Amateur Radio Club
(www.w4bti.org) will be active as K4D from Sand Island Lighthouse
on Dauphin Island (NA-213) on 25-30 September. They will operate
CW, SSB and digital modes. [TNX NG3K]
Z8 - DX World reports that the first two amateur radio operators in the
Republic of South Sudan to receive Z8 licenses are James Pratt
K7QI (Z81A, QSL via K7GSE) and Diya Al Sadi YI1DZ (Z81D, QSL via
OM3JW). Both of them live and work in Juba. Jim will be back home
on 25 September, he will return to Juba around late October or
early November. "Once I am set up and operating", he says, "I plan
on being highly active, and will be on just about everyday". For
the time being, he can use Diya's station.
ZD9 - Weather permitting, Martin G3ZAY and Rob M0VFC should arrive on
Tristan da Cunha [425DXN 1113] around 27 September, and be active
as ZD9UW until 4 October. Their main goal is "to allow as many
people as possible to get ZD9 in their log at least once, rather
than concentrating on those aiming to work us on multiple slots".
They expect to be QRV on 80-10 metres CW (Martin) and SSB (Rob),
with some RTTY if time and pile-ups permit. There's unlikely to be
time for 160m operation ("we can probably give more people the
chance to work us on the higher bands"), but they will have a
small 6m antenna and will be operational if the band is reasonably
open. QSL via OQRS on Club Log (for both direct and bureau cards);
traditional direct cards should be sent to M0VFC. Further
information, including how to help the Tristan da Cunha
Educational Trust Fund and receive a direct QSL card from the
island, can be found at www.zd9uw.org.uk. [TNX G3ZAY]

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**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The August 2012 issue is now available for
download at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. [TNX IZ3EBA]

KOSOVO ---> 10 September marked the end of supervised independence of the
Republic of Kosovo. An Amateur Radio working group headed by IARU Region 1
President Hans Blondeel Timmerman (PB2T) and including IARU Region 1
Executive Committee Member Nikola Percin (9A5W) and Mission Goodwill Kosovo
Coordinator Martti Laine (OH2BH) together with their associates are in the
final stages of assisting Kosovo's Telecom Authorities in drafting
regulations governing Amateur Radio. The full release can be found on the
IARU Region 1's website (www.iaru-r1.org).

LIGHTHOUSES WEEKEND ---> The Italian Lighthouses Weekend, organized by the
Adriatic DX Team (http://digilander.libero.it/adriaticdxteam/index.htm),
will take place on 22-23 September. [TNX IK1NLZ]

+ SILENT KEYS + Tom Attwood, W6IXP passed away on 10 September. Between
1997 and 2000 he and Barry, K6ST operated from several rare and new IOTAs
in Alaska. Also reported SK are Dasho Tuji Yonten (A51TY, ex AC5TY, a
historical figure of amateur radio in Bhutan) and is Michel Le Balc'h
(F6IPS).

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QSLs received direct or through managers: 3D2MP, 3D2T, 3DA0FC, 4K9W, 4L0CR,
4S7NE, 5Z4/JH0CJH, 6O0CW, 9A206W (EU-170), 9K2/SP4R, 9L0W, 9M0L,
9M2/JH0CJH, 9M2/R6AF/6 (OC-088), 9M2/R6AF/p (AS-097), 9Y4D, A45WW/m
(AS-014), A52SV, C50C, CP4BT, D3AA, DS0DX/2 (AS-105), EK5KE, EU1DX, FK8CP,
FO5QB, FR4NT, FR8NE, H44UD, H6VA, HK0NA, J20RR, J28RO, J52HF, J68HZ,
JD1BMH, JG4IQC/6 (AS-047), JW7QIA, JX9JKA, KH8RRG, KL7RRC/p (NA-240),
OX/DL3GCS, P41HQ, PJ2/DF8ZH, R6AF/p (EU-185), T2T, TG9AHM, TG9AWS, TU2T,
TX7M, TY2SI, TY5MR, UI8ZAA, UN1L, VK8MM (OC-141), VP2ETE, VP2MDD, VR2XLN,
VR2XMT, XX9E, YN4SU, ZD7VC.

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