Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1417

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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1417

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Bulletin No. 1417
    BID: $OPDX.1417
    June 10, 2019
    Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
    Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
    Written/Sent from Strongsville, Ohio

    Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
    Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, the AB5K's AR Cluster
    Networks, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, WB6RSE, AD8J,
    K8CX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, N0TG, DL1SBF, DL7UXG &
    The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, EP3AS, F5NQL,
    F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, OH2BH, OZ6OM &
    50 MHz DX News, RW6HS, Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following
    DX information.

    DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
    week of Sunday, 2nd/June, through Sunday, 9th/June there were 213 countries
    active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3D2/c, 3DA, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O,
    4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K,
    9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE,
    CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, DL, DU, E3, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6,
    EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS,
    FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP,
    HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2,
    KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK,
    OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP,
    ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T31, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU,
    TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP5,
    VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2,
    Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA, ZB, 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".

    3D2CR CONWAY REEF DXPEDITION NEWS (Rebel DX Group Update). The Rebel DX
    Group continue to be active as 3D2CR from Conway Reef. The length of their
    stay is not known at this time. The following updates have been posted on
    the Rebel DX Group's Web page (https://www.rebeldxgroup.com/) as of 1430z,
    June 9th:
    June 7th -- https://www.rebeldxgroup.com/3d2cr-update-0230z-7-june
    June 6th -- https://www.rebeldxgroup.com/3d2cr-update-0030z-6-june
    June 4th -- https://www.rebeldxgroup.com/3d2cr-update-0530z-4-june-2019
    June 3rd -- https://www.rebeldxgroup.com/3d2cr-update-2130z-3-june-2019
    June 3rd -- https://www.rebeldxgroup.com/3d2cr-update-03-june/

    According to the June 4th update, it seems that there are only two oper-
    ators on Conway Reef. Dom/3Z9DX is running SSB/FT8 and Tack/JE1CKA is
    running CW/FT8. The last report as this was being written, the QSO count
    is around +22k as of June 7th. It was also reported that the team was
    unable to upload the 3D2CR Conway Reef logs via satellite, so they will
    do it upon their return to Fiji. Pictures were posted and the comments
    stated that "Conway Reef is a desolate place!", with hot sticky days,
    hot sticky nights and noisy birds (are 120db 24/7). View the pictures at:
    QSL info and the ClubLog online log links are posted here:
    It is recommended to watch both the 3D2CR (Conway Reef) and T33T (Banaba
    Island) on the QRZ.com Web pages and the Rebel DX Groups FaceBook page
    (https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup/) for updates as well as the
    3Z9DX tracker:

    5B19, CYPRUS (Special Event). Special event station 5B19CWC is now active.
    The special callsign is being used by the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society to
    celebrate the Cricket World Cup which began May 30th and will end July
    14th. The Cricket World Cup event is taking place in England and Wales.
    For more details, see: https://www.icc-cricket.com/cricket-world-cup/fixtures
    QSL via 5B4AJT or ClubLog's OQRS (direct or Bureau).

    8P, BARBADOS. Charles, 8P6ET, will be active as 8P6ET on June 10th.
    Activity will be on 15/17/20/40 meters, propagation permitting, using
    CW and SSB. The antennas: Buddipole Vertical and multi-band Inverted V
    with 10 watts. Charles, will also be active as 8P1W during the following
    * CQWW DX RTTY Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
    Low-Power entry.
    * CQWW DX SSB Contest (September 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
    Low-Power entry.
    QSL 8P6ET and 8P1W via KU9C.

    9G, GHANA (Reminder). Matteo, IZ4YGS, will once again be active as 9G5GS
    from Sanzule, West Takoradi (Western Region), Ghana, between now and
    July 2nd. Matt informed OPDX back in December that he travels to Ghana
    almost every month for work reasons. Activity will be limited to his
    spare time. He is usually on "almost every evening" on 160-6 meters;
    Setup FT-891, small 300w amp and vertical antenna, using mostly FT8 and
    SSB. On FT8 (Fox-Hound Mode) the suggested frequencies are: 3567, 7056,
    10131 and 14090 kHz. QSL via LoTW, IZ4YGS direct or eQSL.

    CR3, MADEIRA ISLANDS. Operators Ricardo/CT3KN and Henning/CT9ABR will be
    using the special callsign CR3EE from Madeira (AF-014) between August
    7-13th, and during the Worked All Europe (WAE) CW Contest (August 10-11th).
    Henning, OZ2I, will be the operator during the contest as a Single-Op/
    All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via OZ2I.

    CY9C ST. PAUL ISLAND DXPEDITION (July 31st-August 8th) NEWS. Randy, N0TG,
    reports: Only about 50 days from now until we activate St. Paul Island.
    We are very busy procuring items, planning logistics, and planning oper-
    ations. We are very excited about not only the regular CW/SSB modes, but
    also, FT8, SAT, and 6M EME....Plus 6M SSB/CW.
    Finalizing the details is a busy time and upfront cost are significant.
    Thus, if anyone is considering a donation, this would be a very helpful
    time for the team and can be submitted via the website. We list those
    who donate on the web site, plus, for those who donate, NO postage will
    be required for QSLs. Several methods for QSLs will be available: ClubLog,
    LoTW, Direct via WA4DAN. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you.
    Website: http://cy9c.com/index.html

    EP, IRAN (Young Op Looking For Help). OPDX received the following letter
    from a young Iranian operator: My name is Abbas, I am 15 years old. I am
    from Iran and my callsign is EP3AS. You can view my page on QRZ.com. I'm
    very interested in amateur radio, but I don't have a transceiver to do
    work on the air. Originally, my father and I made a handmade transceiver,
    but now this device has been destroyed. And I am so sad, I do not have the
    opportunity to repair it, I do not have radio components. I beg you to
    publish my request in your newsletter so that someone will respond to my
    request for help and help me to send a gift to a simple amateur radio
    station. I am very ashamed to ask for it, but my family and I are very
    poor and have no means to buy any transceiver. Here in Iran it is very
    expensive. I will never forget your gratitude. I hope and believe that
    with your help they will help me..... 73! Sincerely, Abbas

    FG, GUADELOUPE. Operators Gildas/F6HMQ and Michel/F6GWV will once again
    be active as FG/F6HMQ and FG/F6GWV from Guadeloupe between June 14-25th.
    Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands using "light equip-
    ment". They will probably use the callsign TO1T during some contests (QSL
    via F6HMQ). QSL FG/F6GWV and Gildas FG/F6HMQ via their home callsign,
    direct or by the Bureau.

    HC, ECUADOR. Joe, IZ1HGP, will be active as HC2/IZ1HGP from Isidro Ayora
    Finca "Tio Giorgio", Guayas, Ecuador, between August 1st and September 1st.
    Activity will be on 160-6 meters. Modes were not mentioned, but he will
    have the following antennas a Mosley TA 63N 3 element Yagi for 20-6 meters,
    Inverted Vee dipole for 80/40 meters, Longwire for 160/80/40 meters, OFC
    for 160/80/40/20 meters and a vertical for 80/40 meters. QSL via LoTW,
    eQSL, by the Bureau or direct.

    HR, HONDURAS. John, AD8J, will be active as HR9/AD8J from Guanaja between
    June 22nd and July 6th. This QTH is IOTA NA-057 and rare grid EK76.
    Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8.
    QSL via LoTW or direct to his home callsign with SASE.

    IOTA NEWS..............
    AF-019. Franco, IK4YCQ, is now active as IG9/IK4YCQ from Lampedusa
    Island until June 9th. Activity will be holiday style on
    40-10 meters using SSB. QSL via his home callsign, by the
    Bureau or direct.

    EU-036. Jacques, CT2IXX, is now active as LA/CT2IXX/p from Hitra
    Island until July 12th. Activity will be holiday style (mainly
    weekends) on various HF bands using SSB only. QSL via CT2IXX,
    direct or by the Bureau. Watch his Blog for updates at:

    EU-038. Jan, PA2JJB, will be active as PA6TXL from Texel Island during
    the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). He will be on the island
    between July 18th and August 10th. QSL via PA2JJB.

    EU-049. Operators Alex/SV8QG, Pantelis/SV8DCY, Kostas/SV8DCW, Periklis/
    SV8DTD, and Fotis/SV8RMA will be active as J48GEO from the Geo-
    Park on Lesvos Island (GIOTA NAS-014, WLOTA 0165) during the
    month of June. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB and
    the Digital modes. QSL via LoTW or direct. NO Bureau. See
    QRZ.com for more info.

    EU-119. Look for RI1ON to be active from Morzhovets Island sometime
    in July 2019. QSL via RN1ON. No other details were provided.

    EU-123. Doug, GM0ELP, will be active as MM3T from the Isle of Bute
    (IOSA CL02, SCOTIA CS19, WLOTA 1883) during the RSGB IOTA
    Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/CW-Mode/12-HRs/
    Assisted/High-Power entry. QSL via MM3T.

    EU-129. Operators Norbert/DL2RNS, Rainer/DL2RVL, Heiko/DL1RTL, Georg/
    DL4SVA, Ron/DG2RON and Olaf/DL7JOM will be active as DK1A from
    Usedom Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as
    Multi-2 entry. QSL via ClubLog.

    EU-137. Lars, SM6CUK, will once again be active as SA6G/7 from Ven
    Island between June 10-14th. Activity will be holiday style
    on 40-6 meters using mostly CW on or near the usual IOTA
    frequencies. QSL via SM6CUK, by the Bureau, direct, ClubLog
    or LoTW. NO eQSL.

    EU-192. Operators Tom/SM3DMP, Ulf/SM3RAB and Tomas/SM3WMU will be
    active as SF2CW from Kataja/Inakari Island (an island shared
    by Sweden and Finland) between July 1-3rd. Per QRZ.com: "The
    island has been activated twice by two separate expeditions
    from the Finnish side of the border. Both activations were
    performed during the winter under arctic conditions, both
    weatherwise and radiowise. A great number of EU-stations were
    worked, but not many contacts were made with NA, SA, AS and
    OC. We will try to make up for that during this summer time
    expedition.... If You are an EU and have this IOTA worked
    before (OH10X or OH8AA), we ask You not to work us, at least
    not day 1 or 2. Main target is those parts of the world that
    had problems with the previous expeditions due to the winter
    time conditions."
    Their working conditions will be a TS-590SG for CW and an
    IC-7100 for SSB with one or possibly two amps. Main bands will
    be 30, 20 and 17 meters. Maybe some 40m. Antennas will be
    verticals located very close to the water edge. The water being
    the brackish Gulf of Bothnia. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS or direct
    via SM3DMP. For more details and updates, watch QRZ.com.

    PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new (www.iota-world.org) have
    decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA
    operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX,
    and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin......

    J6. ST. LUCIA. Ernest, J69Z, will be active as J69Z/P on June 10th.
    Activity will be on 20-10 meters, SSB, QRP and into a Buddipole antenna.
    QSL via his home callsign.

    JD1, MINAMI TORISHIMA. Take, JG8NQJ, is once again active as JG8NQJ/JD1
    from Marcus Island in the Minami Torishima (OC-073, JCG 10007) group
    as of June 6th, and until June 13th. He is usually there to work on the
    island's weather station. Activity will be limited to his spare time.
    He will be mainly on 17 meters, but will also be on 20/15/12/10/6 meters
    using CW and RTTY. QSL via JA8CJY or by the Bureau via JG8NQJ.

    Photo Gallery is now up at: http://hamgallery.com/dayton2019/
    This is Tom's 23rd consecutive year for the gallery, and it contains 361
    photos taken this year at the Crowne Plaza, various events and hospitality
    suites. There are now close to 6053 Dayton photos on HamGallery. The site
    has Dayton photos in "The HamGallery" <http://hamgallery.com> dating back
    to 1971. All years are search-able by callsign from the search engine on
    the HamGallery home page. If you have any old photos from Dayton, please
    send them to K8CX. You may submit your own Dayton photos to be included
    in this gallery, but first please read the guidelines/instructions listed
    on the Dayton 2019 page.

    KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Tony, JA6CNL, will once again be active as KH0N
    from Saipan Island (OC-086) between June 13-17th. Activity will be on
    various HF bands as well as an entry in the All Asia DX CW Contest (June
    15-16th). QSL via his home callsign.

    LX19, LUXEMBOURG (Special Event). Members of the Radioamateurs du Luxem-
    bourg are now active as LX19CWC until July 14th. The special event callsign
    is being used to celebrate the Cricket World Cup which began May 30th and
    will end July 14th. It is also part of the RSGB's International Amateur
    Radio Marathon [For complete details and list of stations, see:
    https://rsgb.org/main/activity/radio-marathons/cricket-world-cup-radio-marathon-2019 ].
    QSL via LoTW or the RL QSL Bureau.

    OJ0, MARKET REEF. Operators Vesa/OH4EA, Kari/OH6FSG, Jussi/OH6KV, Markus/
    OH6LSR, Jarno/OH6NJ and Jukka/OH6OK are now active as OJ0AW from Market Reef
    (EU-053) until June 15th. Activity will be mainly on various HF bands with
    some VHF operations using CW, SSB, FT8 and other Digital modes. QSL via
    OH6AD or LoTW (1 month after operation).

    OJ0, MARKET REEF. Members of the OJ0O Team will be active from Market Reef
    (EU-053) between August 17-24th. Activity will be on various HF bands and
    include the Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) of August 17-18th. QSL via

    OJ0, MARKET REEF (Press Release by Martti, OH2BH, dated June 6th). [edited]

    DXOTICA FROM 1969 TO 2019

    The first ever DXpedition to icy Market Reef landed on December 27th of
    1969 and put OJ0MR on the air. The first operators were Sigge, OH0NI (SK),
    Martti, OH2BH, Erkki, OH2BW (SK) and Raimo, OH2KK. Soon after the first
    operation, the permanent lighthouse keeper Karl-Erik, OJ0MA, also hit the
    airwaves. A stream of DXpeditions followed. These later DXpeditions kept
    OJ0 a dream location for hundreds and hundreds DXpeditioners, allowing
    them to discover the light and become performers within the admired DX-
    pedition industry.
    The Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) had helped OJ0MA become a
    household DXer and later a great ham as OH0NA, while later-on, the NCDXF
    and OHDXF assisted the Finnish Light House Society (FLS) to restore the
    beauty of this remote DX outpost between Aland Islands and Sweden.
    The 2019 season will see many veteran DXpeditioners returning to their
    dreamland to provide OJ0 QSOs to those who deserve – the Deserving! Their
    return will enable them to once again experience the camaraderie and
    friendship only a true DX location can provide. Adding to the crew will
    be upcoming OH and SM youngsters!
    The invited guests of the season are: CO8DM, E21EIC, E20NKB, W5XU,
    and others. They will be hosted by OH3WS, OH3JR, OH2BH, OH2TA, OG2M,
    OH2PM, OH4EA, OH6FSG, OH6LSR, OH6KV, OH6OK, OH6NJ and the younger vintage
    of OH2FB, OH1UBO and OH3UAF.
    The activity is in several phases throughout the summer and may even
    extend to the hard winter season in order to capture the best low-band
    openings. It all starts this Saturday June 8t with OJ0AW and OJ0JR. Next,
    following the international week of July 6th, will be OJ0A and OJ0Z. Then
    the IARU Contest weekend of July 13-14th with OJ0B and then turning to
    Youth Week of OJ0C from July 15th, and IOTA week of July 27th (OJ0DX)
    and Light House weekend of August 1st (OJ0O). The OJ0-regulars Pasi,
    OH3WS/OJ0W, Henri, OH3JR/OJ0JR; Martti, OH2BH/OJ0BH and Pertti, OG2M/OJ0MR
    will take the slots along with their official duties.
    There are twenty-one valid OJ0 licenses. More than 50% are expected to
    be active during this year. If you work five of them (5) in 2019, a special
    award will be released. If you work ten (10) of them in 2019, you will
    qualify for a special award and a symbolic key to the light house. Your
    log extract should be submitted to Pasi, OH3WS, the contact person between
    the FLS and the global ham fraternity.
    The Aland Islands Postal Administration will also release a special
    Market Reef stamp to commemorate Market’s 50th DXCC year for philatelist
    community. The special stamp on a Market Reef postcard can be obtained
    from the Market Reef Post Office with appropriate stamping at the cost
    of 4.00 Euros from Pasi, OH3WS/OJ0W.
    And finally, as the sugar at the bottom, the Aland Island boat captain
    Fredrick will provide a day tour to those who want to see this wonderland
    and make few contacts on their own from OJ0 on July 10th and July 16th.
    Please contact Martti, OH2BH for details at (oh2bh@arrl.net).

    OPDX MAILING LIST (Just A Reminder). The "new" OPDX Mailing List is back up
    and running! Details on how to subscribe/unsubscribe are at the bottom of
    this bulletin. PLEASE pass the word around.... Thanks and 73 de Tedd KB8NW

    OX, GREENLAND. Bo, OZ1DJJ, will once again be active as OX3LX from Nuuk
    City, the western side of Greenland (NA-018, WW Loc. GP44), between June
    11-21st. He may also activate Kook Island (NA-220). Activity will be on
    various HF bands (Focus on 160/80/60m), but limited to his spare time
    when not working (He states, "Best chance is in the morning around lunch
    and after dinner [local time utc+2], on the weekend also during night/
    morning"). QSL via OZ0J direct (see QRZ.com). Logs get uploaded to LoTW,
    ClubLog and sometimes eQSL.

    PJ2, CURACAO (Reminder). Paul, VA3ZC, will be active as PJ2/VA3ZC from
    Curacao Island (SA-006) between June 9-16th. Activity will be on 40/30/20
    meters using FT8 and slow speed CW. QSL via VA3ZC, direct, by the Bureau
    or LoTW.

    PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (June 10-16th).......
    Jun/10th BN Jun/13th AN Jun/15th AN
    Jun/11th AN Jun/14th AN Jun/16th AN
    Jun/12th AN

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

    Meanwhile, check out the following Web sites for propagation:
    * VOACAP predication Web page at: http://www.voacap.com/hf
    and http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html
    * DX.QSL.NET Propagation page: https://dx.qsl.net/propagation
    * A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
    * SolarHam Web page: http://www.solarham.net
    * Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at:
    * Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
    overseas locations are at: http://arrl.org/propagation
    * Information and tutorials on propagation are at: http://k9la.us
    * Graphic propagation tool by DR2W: http://www.dr2w.de/dx-propagation
    * Point to point propagation at: http://www.predtest.uk/p2p.html
    * Realtime propagation at: http://www.predtest.uk
    * Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm

    QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
    QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu) (June 8th)
    4O/E73A via 9A2AA IG9/IZ7ATN via IZ7ATN SV7/SV2HSZ/P via SV2HSZ (C/e)
    9A/ON7VG via ON7VG II2VZME via IZ2SOG SV8/DK3SJ via DK3SJ
    9A1WFF via 9A2MF KH6/G4KHG via KH6/G4KHG (L) TM1I via F4FET
    DL70BRD via DK1YH LX19CWC * TM24SLX via F8GGZ
    F/PA82AD via PA3EFR LZ10WCA via LZ1YE TM2FLO via F6KPQ
    FG/DL2AAZ via DL2AAZ OE50NOE via OE6XMF TM57FF via F-11734 (d/B)
    GB0DDR via M5ATR (d/e) OL250VEK via OK1KQI TM6J via F6KCZ
    GB19ENG via GB19ENG (L) PA82AD via PA3EFR TM75GRV via F5KAQ
    GB19SG via GB19SG (L) R130S via RZ5D UN0OA via RW6HS (d)
    HB10WCA via HB9FBI R26RRC via R7AL ZV15CDR via ZV15CDR (L)
    I3/OE6MBG via OE6MBG (L) R300POL via RG3B ZW30BF via PY1IR

    (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only (N) No QSL needed
    (I) No IRC (P) PayPal (NB) No Bureau
    (*) QSL Card will send auto via Bureau. (No need QSL request)
    - No QSL-Infos next Sunday June, 16th –

    https://clublog.org/logsearch/E31A (Updated)
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/S9A (Updated)

    GB3RS, S50G, S79HA, SE70AA, TI2LX and VE3KTB

    KH8/OZ0J, RI0B (AS-104, AS-121), TM4G (EU-048), VE3LYC/KL7 (NA-150)
    and VE7ACN/VE1 (NA-081)

    PJ2/PA3EYC, S9MX, T88FY, V5/DK1CE, XU1A, VK9CI, VK9XI, ZC4A and ZD8V
    --- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
    to send in their info....

    S9, SAO TOME & PRINCIPE (Reminder/Update). Operators of the LazyDxers Team
    (Jose/EA1ACP, Charly/EA1DVY, Pedro/EA5BJ, Gen/EA5EL, Francisco/EA7FTR,
    David/EB7DX and Helio/S92HP) are now active as S9A from Sao Tome Island
    (AF-023) until June 18th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW,
    SSB, RTTY, FT4 and FT8. Suggested frequencies are:
    CW - 1823, 3523, 5353, 7023, 10103, 14023, 18073, 21023, 24893 and 28023
    SSB - 1843, 3780, 5363, 7085/7185, 14265, 18140, 21290, 24950 and 28480
    RTTY - 3583, 7038, 10141, 14083, 18103, 21083, 24923 and 28083
    6m - 50103/CW, 50130/SSB, 50318/FT4, 50313/FT8
    FT4(1)- 1840, 3575, 5357, 7047, 10140, 14080, 18104, 21140, 24919 and 28180
    FT8(2)- 1840(*), 3585 or 3573, 5357, 7056 or 7074, 10131 or 10136, 14090 or
    14074, 18095 or 18100, 21091 or 21074, 24911 or 24915 and 28091 or
    28074 kHz
    * For JA stations their RX freq. 1908 kHz
    1) They will use normal mode using MSHV running Multi A protocol. So do
    not use Fox/Hound; it is not needed. They will run on the frequency
    listed above in the pileup. If QSO demand is not so high you find them
    on the normal FT8 frequencies.
    2) Occasionally and as an experimental mode, you might be hearing them
    using FT4 for test during the DXpedition.

    QSL via EB7DX. ADDED NOTE: This is a reissued callsign that was used in
    the 2004 CQWW CW Contest. QSL via OH2TA.

    T8, PALAU. Operators Yutaka/JH1MLO and Chusuke/JR1FKR are once again active
    as T88HR (SSB) and T88TJ (SSB, RTTY, FT8), respectively, from the "VIP
    Hotel" on Koror Island (OC-009) until June 11th. Activity will be holiday
    style on 80-6 meters. QSL T88HR via JH1MLO (No eQSL or LoTW). QSL T88TJ
    via JR1FKR, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. No eQSL.

    VP6R PITCAIRN ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release, date June 6th). Our
    sea container made its way by rail to the port of Philadelphia. There
    were a number of logistical tangles to unravel, but ultimately everything
    was cleared and the container put aboard the ship, Spirit of Hamburg.
    At this moment it is southbound aboard the vessel just off the east coast
    of Delaware. Its estimated time of arrival in Tauranga, New Zealand, is
    July 6th. This should allow an ample safety margin for any unforeseen

    ZF2, CAYMAN ISLANDS (Update). Kan, JJ2RCJ, will once again be active as
    ZF2CJ from the ZF1A Amateur Radio Club Station on Grand Cayman Island
    (NA-016) between June 23-25th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, but with
    a focus on FT8. Suggested FT* frequencies are 3567, 7056, 14090, 18095,
    21090, 24911 and 28090 kHz. QSL via his home callsign, direct (only GS
    no IRCs), OQRS or LoTW.

    (Team Leader), Alex/UT5UY (Co-Leader), Roman/UR0MC (Co-Leader), Andy/RW7K,
    Alex/US0KW, Serge/R7KW, Nick/UT8IO, Alex/UX0LL, Vangelis/SV8BFN, Peter/
    VK3FN, Chris/VK3FY, Dusko/ZL3WW, David/WD5COV, Adrian/KO8SCA, Robert/N7QT,
    Sandro/VE7NY, Rafael/PY2NDX and Sergii/UR9QQ will be active as ZK3A (not
    ZK3X as first announced) between October 1-11th. It was announced on June
    * Press Release #2 -- The operators are expected to arrive before or during
    29th of September in Apia, with embarkation to Tokaleu to take place the
    following morning on the 30th. There are 18 operators who will be acti-
    vating this rare Pacific Entity. It has been decided there will be two
    operating camps and with the concentration on the low bands that an
    advanced installation crew will be sent prior to the main body of oper-
    ators arriving. Dusko/ZL3WW, Adrian/KO8SCA and Rob/NQ7T have volunteered
    to become the advanced installation crew. It is highly possible that
    ZK3A will become active prior to 2nd October depending on how the set
    up is coming along. The ZK3A licence is valid from 9th May 2019 to 31st
    December 2019.

    * Press Release #3 -- The ZK3A team will be setting up the following
    160m - 4sq 30/17/12 - TW33XL x2
    80m - 4sq 20/15/10 - A-3S x2
    40m - 4sq 6m - 5el yagi
    30m - dipole Radios are 5x K3 with 5x amps SPE (sponsor)

    * Press Release #4 -- The ZK3A team announce that there will be a
    dedicated FT8 Station running 24/7 during this activation.

    * Press Relase #5 -- The ZK3A team will also attempt Moonrise/Moonset
    EME on 6m. The team will advise when they will be active on EME.

    * Press Release 6 -- The ZK3A Team can confirm that Dusko/ZL3WW, Adrian/
    KO8SCA and Rob/N7QT will be arriving a week early to begin the antenna
    and station set ups. It is anticipated that it will take at least two
    days to set up all the equipment and antennas. Depending on their progress
    it maybe possible that ZK3A is on air earlier than the initial anticipated
    activation date of 2nd October.

    Just a reminder! Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, the
    Digital modes (RTTY, PSK31 and FT8) and EME (6m). QSL via YT1AD direct,
    OQRS (direct or Bureau) or LoTW (uploaded 6 months after DXpedition).
    For more details and updates, see: https://tokelau2019.com

    ZZ0T, TRINDADE AND MARTIM VAZ ISLANDS. Reports of an operation sometime
    this year are being heard. Callsign is ZZ0T and QSL Manager is PY6BA. The
    team is waiting on the Brazilian Navy for authorizations. No other details
    are available. Full details to follow in due course.

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