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  1. UA6JD

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    ARLD016 DX news

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    ZCZC AE16
    QST de W1AW
    DX Bulletin 16 ARLD016
    >From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT April 19, 2012
    To all radio amateurs

    SB DX ARL ARLD016
    ARLD016 DX news

    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 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 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 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 on April 21 during International Marconi Day. QSL via GW0ANA.

    THAILAND, HS. Operators HS0ZFZ, HS0ZFD, HS0ZGQ and HS0ZIL are QRV using special call 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
     
  2. UA6JD

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    425 DX News #1094

    21 April 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
    No 1094
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    **** DX INFORMATION ****
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    Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
    Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

    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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    **** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
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    Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
    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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    ******* QSL ROUTES *******
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    Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
    Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

    ===================================================================
    CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER
    ===================================================================
    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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  3. UA6JD

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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1059

    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
    ------------- -------- ------------- --------
    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 [BHCC] at: 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 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

    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.


    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

    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

    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
    ======================================================
    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

    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


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

    QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated April 22nd)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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

    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

    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

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    Last edited: Apr 27, 2012
  5. UA6JD

    UA6JD Moderator QRZ Page

    425 DX News #1095

    28 April 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
    No 1095
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    **** DX INFORMATION ****
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    Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
    Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

    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) 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.

    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/

    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). 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 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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    *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
    **** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
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    Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
    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.

    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 [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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  6. UA6JD

    UA6JD Moderator QRZ Page

    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1060

    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

    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
    ======================================================
    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

    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)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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...b43b92e5c&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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    QST de W1AW
    DX Bulletin 18 ARLD018
    >From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT May 3, 2012
    To all radio amateurs

    SB DX ARL ARLD018
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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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    425 DX News #1096

    05 May 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1096
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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

    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. 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). [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 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) 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 [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) 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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    *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
    **** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
    ===========================
    Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
    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 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. 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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    *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
    ******* QSL ROUTES *******
    ===========================
    Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
    Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

    ===================================================================
    CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER
    ===================================================================
    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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    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
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    The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays

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    Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1061

    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

    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 2011 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
    ======================================================
    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. 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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    UA6JD Moderator QRZ Page

    ARLD019 DX news

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    QST de W1AW
    DX Bulletin 19 ARLD019
    >From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT May 10, 2012
    To all radio amateurs

    SB DX ARL ARLD019
    ARLD019 DX news

    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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    425 DX News #1097

    12 May 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1097
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    *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
    **** DX INFORMATION ****
    ===========================
    Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
    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

    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). 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/) 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 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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    Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

    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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    QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8/SP2FUD, 3D2T, 3DA0NJ, 3DA0NW,4L0A, 5C2S (AF-068), 5C2SG, 5H3RK, 5H3VMB, 5N6/YL2SW, 5R8UI, 5Z4/IZ7ATN/p(AF-040), 5Z4EE, 6O3A, 6Y1V, 7P8GF, 7U1MA, 7X2ARA, 8Q7DV, 9J2BO, 9L0W(AF-037), 9M6/OH2YY, A71CM, BA5CJ/5 (AS-141), C21HA, C5YK, C6AKQ, C6ALK,C6AZZ, C91NW, CN8KD, CO6LC, DU1IST, E51BKV (OC-159), E51M, E51Z, EA9AI,EE9Z, ET3AA, ET3SID, FJ/N2IEN, FJ/VE3EY, FK/F4BKV (OC-033), FP/M0VFC,GR100MGY, GS3PYE/p (EU-123), GU3UOQ, HC2/W7SE, HI8A, IJ7DX (EU-073), J79WE,JG8NQJ/JD1, JS6SRY (AS-024), JT1DN, JX5O, KG4DL, KG4KL, OD5WPX, OJ0B, OJ0X,PJ2/K8ND, PJ2T, PJ5/DL7VOG, PV2PC (SA-028), PZ5RO, SU9VB, SV0XCC/9,SV2ASP/A, SV5BYR, T2T, T32C, T6BP, T88ZO, TC150SLH, TC2BK, TG8/W0OR, TI5N,TL0CW, TO3A, TO5G (SA-020), TT8M, TU2T, TX3T, TX7M, TY1KS, V25AA, V85TL,VK0TH, VK9N/ZL1RS, VO2NS, VP6T, VP8DMH, VP9/W6PH, VR2XMT, VU2DSI, VU2ELJ,VU2PAI, XR0Y, XV1X, XV2RZ, XW0ZJZ, YC0BNX, ZB2FK, ZD7VC, ZK2C, ZX2S(SA-028).
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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1062

    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 [BHCC] 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

    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.

    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
    ----------------- ------ -------- ------
    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

    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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    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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    425 DX News #1098

    19 May 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1098

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    Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
    Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

    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 [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) 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) 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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    Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
    Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

    425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The April 2012 issue is now available fordownload at 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/. 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
    TOP LISTS ---> Luciano Lucini, IK2QPO is the new manager for the Topband,Topmode and Toplist listings (www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html).Send your scores, as well as any request for further information,ik2qpo[@]425dxn.org. [TNX I2EOW]

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    CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER
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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 GM7WCO/p GM7WCO RP67O R2EAA
    6V7S RK4FF GQ4RCG M0OXO RP67ON RZ3LC
    7S6W SM6MIS 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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  15. UA6JD

    UA6JD Moderator QRZ Page

    ARLD021 DX news

    SB DX @ ARL $ARLD021
    ARLD021 DX news

    ZCZC AE21
    QST de W1AW
    DX Bulletin 21 ARLD021
    >From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT May 24, 2012
    To all radio amateurs

    SB DX ARL ARLD021
    ARLD021 DX news

    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.

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  16. UA6JD

    UA6JD Moderator QRZ Page

    425 DX News #1099

    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

    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). 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) 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) - 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

    QSL 7O6T
    ---> The OQRS (Online QSL Request System) for 7O6T is now up andrunning at 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 for
    updates.

    RADIO ARCALA & CQWW WPX CW CONTEST ---> Radio Arcala (www.radioarcala.com)will 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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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1063

    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
    Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
    Written/Relayed from Murfreesboro, TN

    Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, N4GN, K6VVA, KH6BZF, K8BL, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, W9RN, 4J5T, AT International, CO8ZZ, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/ IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ4AKS, OH2BH, OK2BOB, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.

    ** 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/Габала 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 (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
    ======================================================

    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

    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
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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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    ARLD022 DX news

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    ZCZC AE22

    QST de W1AW
    DX Bulletin 22 ARLD022
    >From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT May 31, 2012
    To all radio amateurs

    SB DX ARL ARLD022
    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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    425 DX News #1099

    02 June 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1100

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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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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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    *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
    **** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
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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

    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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    Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
    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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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1064

    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
    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, 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

    ======================================================
    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

    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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