OPDX Bulletin 1003 March 20, 2011

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1003
BID: $OPDX.1003
March 20, 2011
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q, W1HEO, WB2KSK, K3LR, NG3K & ADXO, N4AA & QRZ DX, KH6BZF, N6VR, KL7JR, N7NG, K8PT, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), W9ILY, AT International, DK8JB, DL1SBF, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXItalia.it, DX-World.Net, EA5RM, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, FO8RZ, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, OE1WHC, RSGB IOTA Web Site, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), VK3QB, VU2PTT and VU2TS for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 13th-March, through Sunday, 20th-March there were 224 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 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, 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, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JY, K, KG4, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T30, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/o, VP9, VR, VU, VU4, XE, XF4, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS

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

3D2, FIJI (Update)
Operators Eddie/VK4AN and Kenneth/OZ1IKY are now active as 3D2A and 3D2DX, respectively, from Nadi Bay, Viti Levu. Eddie will stay active until April 4th, while Kenneth will only operate until March 30th. As previously reported, their activities will be from a "3-story 2-br luxury a/c apartment in Nadi with roof top antennas including a full-size 160m Inverted Vee or delta-loop, Spiderbeam, DX-88 and other antennas!" Activity will be on all bands (160-6m) and modes but con- centrating on the lower bands. Operations will include participation in the BARTG RTTY (this past weekend) and CQ WPX SSB DX Contests. More details are available at their "Pacific DXers" Web page at:

http://pacific-dxers.com

4A, REVILLAGIGEDO (Update)
The 4A4A team is now QRT from Socorro Island (NA-030). Their 18 days of operation netted 4A4A with 73088 QSOs with 19309 unique callsigns (37171/CW, 26730/SSB and 9187/RTTY). QSL via EB7DX direct. All QSOs will be confirmed via LoTW automatically. The DXpedition's Web site is:

http://www.revillagigedo2011.com
Online log available at:
http://www.revillagigedo2011.com/en/log.html

5D, MOROCCO
Operators Stefano/IK2QEI, Matteo/IK2SGC and Rich/N6KT will be active with the special callsign 5D5A from CN3A contest station during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via I2WIJ or LoTW.

8P, BARBADOS
Operators Cal/WF5W, Bill/K5WAF, Bob/WB5IUU and Paul/W5PF will be active as 8P9CW, 8P9WF, 8P9UU and 8P9PF, respectively, from Barbados (NA-021) between March 24th and April 3rd. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via W5PF.

9M6, EAST MALAYSIA
Valery, UA3QNS, is now active as 9M6/UA3QNS from Sabah (OC-088) until March 23rd. Activity this past week was on 40/30/ 20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW and SSB. He was also heard in the Russian DX Contest this past weekend. QSL via the Bureau. He will upload to LoTW. Online log is available at:

http://www.clublog.org/logsearch/9M6/UA3QNS

9N, NEPAL (Update)
Operators Dov/4Z4DX/9N7DX and XYL Anat/9N7YL will be active between April 13-30th. Activity will be mainly 20/15/10/6 meters using mostly CW, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via 4Z4DX. Dov has activated a new Web page for this operation at:

http://www.9n7dx.com

CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Update)
Operators Randy/N0TG, Jeff/N1SNB and Wayne/ K8LEE went QRT from Sable Island (NA-063) on Monday, March 14th. No other details were provided. QSL all callsigns via N0TG, direct or by the Bureau. They will have an "Online QSL Request Service" (OQRS) on their Web site for both direct and Bureau QSLs (see "How to QSL") at:

http://www.CY0dxpedition.com

DAYTON HAMVENTION NEWS (TopBand Dinner Banquet)
It was announced by George/K8GG and George/W8UVZ, Dayton's TopBand Dinner team, that John, VE3EJ, will do a presentation at their dinner banquet called "TopBand Operations from VP8ORK". Dinner will be held 7:30 PM Friday, May 20th, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Complete details are available at the following Web page at:

http://topbanddinner.com
Tickets are still available.

EF8, CANARY ISLANDS
Look for EF8M from Santa Maria de Guia, Las Palmas Gran Canaria (AF-004, DIE S-005, WLOTA L 0969), to be on the air during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via UA3DX.

FM, MARTINIQUE
Oliver F6ARC, will once again be active as FM/F6ARC from Martinique (NA-107) between April 6-21st. Activity will be holiday style probably on 160-30 meters CW. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct (QRZ.com).

FO/M, MARQUESAS (Wrap-Up)
Phil, FO8RZ, informs OPDX that he has written a little story about his FO8RZ/P mini-Dxpedition to Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Island (OC-027), and it is available here at:

http://f5phw.hamlogs.net/articles.php?lng=en&pg=455
Also, his log from Nuku Hiva is available online at:
http://www.clublog.org/charts/?c=FO8RZ/P
All info about FO8RZ is availabe on:
http://f5phw.hamlogs.net

HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Update)
Operators "Yukon John"/KL7JR and XYL Claire/WL7MY are currently active as HI3/KL7JR and HI3/WL7MY from Hispaniola Island (NA-096) until June 5th. "Yukon John" informs OPDX that he is working the world on HF using a 75 foot long Inverted L running north/south in the coconut trees from Costambar on the north coast of Hispaniola Island. Operating position is 100 feet from the ocean. E-mail for skeds. See updated bio at (QRZ.com). QSL via KL7JR (QRZ.com). QSLing will start until around July.

IOTA NEWS
EU-042. Operators Mathias/DJ9MD, Jens/DK8MIL, Jan/DK7JAN and Thomas/ DK9BTX will be active as DF0TM from Sylt Island (GIA/DID N-016, WLOTA 2057) between April 15-18th. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. QSL by the Bureau or direct (see DF0TM on (QRZ.com)). For possible updates, see the Web site at:

http://www.df0tm.de

EU-055. Helge, LA1QDA, will once again be active from his summer QTH on Sotra Island between July 11-31st. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using mainly SSB and CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-120. (Update) Operators Kevan/2E0WMG and Jonathan/G0DVJ will be active from Lundy Island (English Coastal Islands, WLOTA 1997, GFF-103) between March 21-26th. Activity will be on all HF bands, 80-10 meters. Look for G0DVJ to be on both CW and SSB while 2E0WMG will only be on SSB. Kevan states, "This is a holiday style activation so no firm operating schedule will be planned other than a few times below where we have specific plans. We will be looking for DX calling on or near the IOTA frequencies below. Jonathan will be competing in the 80m RSGB SSB Club Championship Contest on Thursday, March 24th, between 2000-2130z. Some non contest activity will take place on 80m for at least an hour prior to the start of the contest (with either call) on or near 3685 kHz and possibly after the contest also. Most activity on SSB will center around the IOTA frequencies of 3755, 7055, 14260 and 18128 kHz." QSL via details on (QRZ.com).

EU-123. Operators Adrian/M0PAI, Alan/G0JNJ, Arthur/M0GWF and Keith/ G3VKF will be active as GS4MWS from Lamlash, Isle of Arran, between April 2-7th. Activity will be mainly on the HF bands. More details will be forthcoming on the operating times and frequencies. They also plan to Twitter from the GS4MWS operation live@gx4mws while on the island. QSL via M0PAI.

EU-125. Operators Hans/DO3HJW, Robert/DH8HD, Ralph/DL3LED, Olaf/DL4HG and Andy/DL7AT will be active as OZ0TX from Mando Island (DIA NS-003) between July 28th and August 1st. Activity will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). Operations will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via DL7AT, by the Bureau or direct.

EU-125. Operators Mike/DL4ABO (CW) and Martin/DC8MH (CW/SSB) will be active as OZ/homecall from Fano Island (DIA NS-002) between September 9-11th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau.

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. Operators mentioned are Antonio/CU8AS, Arlindo/CT1EGW, Carlos/ CT1END, Joao Rafael/CT1BOP, Luis/CT1EEQ, Luis/CT4NH and Hermann/HB9CRV. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. The group also plans to be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) 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 CS1GDX.
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

EU-172. Chris, DL4FO, will be active as OZ/homecall from Tuno Island (DIA JY-009) between July 17-29th. Activity will be on all HF bands, plus 6 meters, using mainly CW. QSL via his home callsign, the Bureau is preferred.

NA-184. Rick, K6VVA, will be active as K6VVA/6 from St. George Reef in the California State North IOTA Group between April 8-9th. Activity will be on 40-15 meters using mainly CW with some SSB. However, this DXpedition is subject to weather and heli- copter landing, so dates may change slightly. QSL via N6AWD. For updates, watch:

http://www.k6vva.com/iota/na184

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS (Update)
Ja operator Kirk, WE8A, will be active as WE8A/KH0 from Northern Mariana Island (OC-086) between March 30th and April 2nd, 2011. Kirt will focus on 80-6 meters, with a focus on the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW and SSB. His friend Yuu, K8RLY, was expected to join him on this trip, but had to cancel. QSL ONLY direct to: 5-1-35, Daikaidori, Kobe, 652-0803 JAPAN. Please do not send to the U.S. Bureau or JA Bureau.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (March 21-27th)

 Mar  21    AN          SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS
 Mar  22    AN          --------------------
 Mar  23    AN          BN - Below Normal
 Mar  24    AN          AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
 Mar  25    AN          LN - Low Normal
 Mar  26    AN          HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
 Mar  27    AN          DIS  - Disturbed
                        VDIS - Very Disturbed

   GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
   ---------------------
   QUIET - The "A" index is expected to be between
           0-7 and the "K" index will be 2 or less
   UNSETTLED - The "A" index is expected to be between
           7-16 and "K" index will be 3 or less
KV4/NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Yuriy, N2TTA, will be active as KV4FZ during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Low- Power entry. Look for him outside the contest as NP2/N2TTA.

MJ, JERSEY (EU-013)
Craig, K3PLV, will be active as MJ/K3PLV from Channel Islands between March 22-30th. Activity will be on 16010 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

OX, GREENLAND (IOTA Op)
Graham, G4MFX, will be in Greenland for work purposes and plans to operate as OX/G4MFX when possible, but very limited from the following dates and locations/IOTAs:

     NA-018 - Sisimiut; between March 24th and April 9th
     NA-018 - Ilulissat; between April 10-15th
     NA-134 - Aasiaat; between April 16-18th

Operations are anticipated to take place from a hotel or in the countryside from a car. Graham will be using a FT-817ND (w/5 watts) into an end fed half-waves antenna for 40/20/17 meters. He states, "The positioning of these antennas is unlikely to be ideal (since there are no trees in Greenland). Operations will be SSB only. QSL via G4MFX (see (QRZ.com) for details).

P4, ARUBA
Operators Ed/N4OC, Brian/W3BW and John/K0DQ will be active as P40M during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via W3HNK. Operations will be from the P49V contest station; see

http://www.p49v.com/main/page_home.html

P4, ARUBA
Dee, W1HEO, will be active as P4/W1HEO from Aruba (SA-036) between April 3-16th. Activity will be from the P49V contest station and will be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB, with emphasis on the higher HF and 30/17/12 meter bands. Operations will be on the IOTA frequencies:
     CW - 10115, 14040, 18098, 21040, 24920 and 28040 kHz
     SSB - 14260, 18128, 21260, 24950 and 28460 kHz

Although this is a semi-holiday outing, major effort will be devoted to maximizing operating time. A special color photo QSL will be available. QSL direct only to the W1HEO ((QRZ.com) address) or by the Bureau.

QSL INFO AND NEWS

  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated March 20th)
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3D2A via VK4AN         HG20MAT via HA3OD          PJ2/W5ZPA via W5ZPA
  3D2DX via EA4DX        II6ICA via I6HWD           S21YZ via JH1AJT
  5Q2J via OZ2JBC        IO2UDI via IQ2LZ           TC18M via TA1HZ
  5R8FL via G3SWH        J6/MJ0SIT via MJ0SIT       TG7WW via KD4POJ
  5R8XB via ON8XB        J68PJ via G3PJT            TJ3FC via F5LGE
  7P8KDJ via W5KDJ       J79M via SM3PHM            TO1N via IW1GGN
  BG3EKH via BA3AO       K4J via KP4JRS           UN7QX via W7BO (direct only)
  CT8/SM6C via SM6JSM    KH6/VE7AHA via VE7AHA      UW5M via UT7MA
  EA8/DM8MM via DM8MM    LZ3ZZ via LZ1YE            VP2MXF via G3TXF
  ED5GUI via EA5GUI      LZ1370PRT via LZ-Bureau    VP2V/G3PHO via G3PHO
  F9IE/VK2/P via F9IE    OF50VRA via OH4TY          VP5/VE3OP via VE3OP
  FG/DL1CW via DL1CW     OL7H via OK1HC             YR2WFF via YO2KJW
  FP/N9JZ/P via N9JZ     PJ2/N5HZ via N5HZ          Z2/K0YY via K0YY
  HA50HG via HA0HG       PJ2/PE2B via PE2B          Z22CW via DK7PE
8P6QL QSLS NOT VIA YASME. Wayne, N7NG, President of the Yasme Foundation, informs: "The Yasme Foundation does NOT handle QSLs for any 8P6QL operation since 1981."

HR5/F2JD LOGS. Gerard, F2JD, has started his activity from Copan, Honduras as HR5/F2JD. QSL via F6AJA, and the first part of his log is now available online at:

http://lesnouvellesdx.fr/voirlogs.php

S9DX QSL STATUS
Harry, DM5TI (S9DX Team Leader), announced that they have started to send out QSLs in the following sequence:

1st - To members of DX foundations with a QSL service which supported them by donation.
2nd - To individual sponsors.
3rd - To users of their QSL request system with sufficient return postage.
4th - To all direct QSL request senders with SAE and sufficient return postage.
5th - Special LoTW upload for supporters.
6th - LoTW upload, all other QSL requests not mentioned above.

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: D2SG, ER4DX, GW4BLE, LP2F, PJ4A, T30AQ, T30RH and VP8ORK

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3G1P/3G1M, 4L5O, 9Q50ON, A25DF, EK7DX, EV8XZ, FG5GP, FM/AI5P, CT3DZ, D4C, KH6MB, LA9DFA, LP2F, NH7A, OJ0B, OX2A, OX3DB, PJ2/N2MF, PJ2A, PJ2MI, S50O, T30OU, TG7/N6HD, TM6M and ZB2FK

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5N0OCH, 6W/IZ2DPX, 8J1ASAHI/1, 9A1CCB, 9A2GF, 9Y4W, CN2B, CQ0ODX, CQ3L, CT9L, E21YDP, E7HQ, EA1WS, LX/PA6Z, LY90FW, LZ7HQ, OE7KMJ, OH0A, OH5ZZ, OK1MCS, RA6AV, RW3XZ, RZ6HWA, SP6IHE, TA2/DL2JRM, TM5F, TO8YY, UP65PM, UR5WIF, UT0VE, VA2TG, VA3PL, VE1JS, VE3CNX, VE3MTS and ZK2DL

S2, BANGLADESH
The "Foundation with Global Children (FGC) DX Group" is now active from Bangladesh as S21YZ until March 30th. Activity is on 160-10 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, and using the modes CW, SSB and RTTY. As this was being typed, S21YZ has made (as of 1311z, March 19th) 5454 QSOs with 3347 unique callsigns (4467/CW, 613/SSB and 374/RTTY). QSL via JH1AJT, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. For more details, visit their Web pages at:

http://www.s21yx.com/index.php
http://www.facebook.com/S21YX
http://twitter.com/#%21/search/s21yz

S7, SEYCHELLES
Operators Norbert/F6AXX, Romain/F8DSI and Bernard/F5HEW will be active as S79UFT from Mahe, Seychelles Islands (AF-024) between March 24th and April 15th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and some PSK. Suggested CW frequencies are: 3524, 7013, 10115, 14025, 18083, 21025, 24903 and 28025 kHz. PSK will be on the usual PSK frequencies. QSL via F6AXX, direct (QRZ.com) or by the French REF-Union Bureau.

SOUTHERN SUDAN 2011
Antonio, EA5RM, member of the Intrepid-DX/DX Friends Group planning a multi-national DXpedition to Southern Sudan, sent out the following press release this past week: "After a long way, a lot of hard work and several successful meetings with Southern Sudan Government officials of various Ministries, just today, the first amateur radio license has been issued by the new government.

Southern Sudan Government officials now understand amateur radio, and they are ready to change the actual rules and regulations as soon as possible, looking to simplify the process of obtaining a license, so that everyone can enjoy amateur radio in this new country.

We have the cooperation of both Ministries to update our license if there is a new prefix that will be assigned by ITU, and we'll be in permanent contact with the proper department helping in the development of amateur radio in Southern Sudan.

Our Dxpedition will start on July 9th from Juba so please stay tuned. I want to thank the Government of Southern Sudan officials for their cooperation and my whole team support.......

Antonio Gonzalez, EA5RM
Juba, Southern Sudan, July 18th 2011"

SV5, DODECANESE
Fred, PA1FJ, will be active as SV5/PA1FJ/p from Pigadia village on the Island of Karpathos (IOTA EU-001, GIOTA DKS-016, MIA MGD-013, WLOTA 1570) between May 8-14th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters, using his FT-817 into a Buddistick and 2x5m dipole. QSL via his home callsign, the Bureau is preferred.

V3, BELIZE (Update)
Paul, W4PGM, will be active as V31PM from Belize between March 23-30th. He is part of the contest team that will be active as V31MM during the CQ WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th). Paul is expected to be on the air before and after the contest operating QRP PSK on 20 and 40 meters. QSL via his home callsign, direct, eQSL or LoTW.

V8, BRUNEI
John, 9M6XRO, will once again be active as V85/9M6XRO from Brunei (OC-088) between March 23-27th. He states, "I will have 80-10m capability using my IC-7000 driving an IC-2KL linear into a Butternut HF6V vertical mounted on the hotel roof. I plan to do quite a bit of RTTY this time as well as CW and SSB." QSL via M0URX, direct (w/SAE plus 1 IRC/2 USDs), by the Bureau, or LoTW. Alternatively, QSLs may be requested using M0URX's OQRS form at:

http://www.m0urx.com/qsl-request-form

VISALIA DX CONVENTION NEWS (IOTA Dinner)
The 16th annual "Islands On The Air" (IOTA) Dinner will be held in conjunction with the 62th annual Visalia International DX Convention on Friday, April 15th, in the Plaza Room of the Holiday Inn Hotel, 9000 W. Airport Drive, Visalia, CA 93277, phone: 559 651-5000. See the DX Convention Web site for details on the DX Convention:

http://dxconvention.org
This dinner is open to all who are active in the IOTA program or want to see beautiful pictures of far away islands. If you do not desire dinner, you may sit and enjoy the IOTA program following the dinner. The IOTA Programs/Speakers (as of March) are: Martin/G3ZAY and Dominic/M0BLF, and Mike/K9AJ. The dinner will be served buffet style in the Plaza Room at a cost of 30 USDs per person (service charge and tax included). Reservations are not required, but they would like to know if you are attending. Please contact one of the two coordinators below. For additional information regarding this event, please contact:

Ray Benny/N6VR - IOTA Dinner Coordinator (Phone: 928 848-2158);
462 South Reed Road, Chino Valley, AZ 86323;
E-mail: rayn6vr@cableone.net
Will Costello/WC6DX - Phone: 831 375-8133 o E-mail: wc6dx@sbcglobal.net

VU4, ANDAMAN ISLANDS (Update)
Members of the Amateur Radio Society of India (ARSI) are now active as VU4PB from Port Blair through March 31st. It was announced that the group has moved their 40 and 80 CW frequencies due the JA Emergency nets, so the following are suggested operating frequencies:

  BAND   CW     RTTY    SSB     Special Notes
  -----  -----  ------  ------  -------------
  160m   1824     -     1845    See 2
   80m   3504   3584    3695    See 1 and 2
   40m   7004   7044    7095    See 1 and 3
   30m   10104  10144    -
   20m   14024  14084   14195
   17m   18074  18104   18145
   15m   21024  21084   21295
   12m   24894  24914   24945
   10m   28024  28084   28495
    6m   50104    -     50134

 Special Notes:
   1. 80 & 40m CW frequencies shifted due to JA Emergency nets
   2. On 80 & 160m listen to the operator - Up or DN splits will be used
   3. On 40m SSB - we will use 7140 for NA
   4. The following split frequencies will be followed as far as possible:
          * CW split - up 2 to 10 kHz
          * SSB split - up 5 to 15 kHz
          * RTTY split - up 2 to 10 kHz
   5. They will listen in the US Novice bands segments where required
QSL Manager will be W3HNK. The VU4PB does have an "Online QSL Request System" (OQRS) available at:
http://arsi.info/dxpeditions/vu4pb-mar-2011/oqrs-vu4pb
Any QSL cards received via any IARU recognized QSL Bureau will be answered in due course of time. An online log search is available at:
http://arsi.info/dxpeditions/vu4pb-mar-2011/log-search
For more details and updates, visit the VU4PB Web apge at:
http://arsi.info/dxpeditions/vu4pb-mar-2011

LAST MINUTE UPDATES (Pirate Alert). Prasad, VU2PTT, reports: "VU4PB was hit by a noticeable pirate operation on 40m CW between 1527 to 1817z on 16th March 2011. This was at a time when the 40m CW station had gone off air at 1527z. Please notify DXers that their QSOs with VU4PB made during the above period was by a Slim Op. We understand the pain this news will cause, and hope they can make QSOs on 40m with the real VU4PB soon.... We would also like to say that three of our key operators have been unable to join us at VU4PB as planned due to health and family issues, and we have been working hard to fill the gaps with the operators that we have."

XV2/XV4, VIETNAM
Mal, VK6LC, will once again be returning to Vietnam between April 10-25th. This will be a dedicated culture tour of northern Vietnam, but he plans to be active from two different locations using two callsign:
     XV2LC - April 10-15th; from Ho Chi Min City
     XV4LC - April 20-25th; from Mekong Delta

Activity will be on 20 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via VK6LC only direct. He does NOT use the QSL Bureau.

YJ, VANUATU (Want to go on a DXpedition?)
Chris, VK3QB, reports that the members of the "Oceania Amateur Radio DX Group" (ODXG) are planning to go to Vanuatu again, but this time look for operators to join the fun and some sightseeing. Plans are to arrive in Port Vila on September 28th, to get set up. Then operate the 2 contest weekends, with relaxed DXpedition operations between October 3-7th - another 2-3 days of relaxed operations following the CW Contest, then leave Vanuatu on October 14th.

Plans are still developing and depending on interest, ODXG will run multiple stations from two separate locations on the island of Efate (Port Vila) which is just a 4 hour flight from Melbourne. Any interested people should register with Chris, VK3QB. Please provide a brief overview of your interests, any relevant or special skills (many skills contribute to a successful DXpedition) that may be useful for the trip. Send via E-mail to vk3qb@wia.org.au or call 0429 187 593.

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