The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1016
June 27, 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, NG3K & ADXO, W3TX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4VQ, K6VVA, KH6BZF, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), AT International, F5NQL, DL1SBF, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3SWH, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, ON6OM, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, US4EX, UT3UA, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE2XB, VHF-DX- Portal (MMMonVHF), VK4AAR and VK4FW for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 19th-June, through Sunday, 26th-June there were 215 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3C, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, 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, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, 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, PZ, R1FJ, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2V, VP6, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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).
Eric, F6ICX, will once again be active as 5R8IC from Saint Marie Island (AF-090) between November 15th and December 17th. Activity will be holiday style operating CW, RTTY, and PSK63, and using 100 watts into various GPs or Inverted-Ls and a Hexbeam for 20-10 meters. There will be no online log during his activity. QSL via his home callsign (QRZ.com). View pictures of his last trips at:
Sigi, DL7DF, will be on holiday with his XYL Sabine in Kenya between November 20th and December 3rd. He plans to be active as 5Z4HW and operate on all bands, 160-10 meters using CW, SBB, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV as often as possible. The location is the Diani Beach at the coast- line of Kenyanear Mombasa. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the DARC Bureau. For more details and updates, visit:
Seb, F8IJV, will once again be active as 6V7Q from Le Calao resort in Senegal between October 22nd and November 11th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, operating mainly on SSB, possibly some Digital and CW too. He plans to take an Acom 1011 amplifier with him this time. Seb will also be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW.
FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON
Victor, VA2WDQ, will be active as FP/VA2WA from Miquelon (IOTA NA-032) between July 7-11th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using mostly CW with some SSB (on the 17/12m bands). His main goal is to participate in the IARU HF Championship (July 9-10th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/CW/Low-Power entry. He will use a Kenwood TS-590S and probably one small transistors PA. Antennas will be verticals. All logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL once he returns home.
HK0/M, MALPELO ISLAND (Update)
According to thier Web page, Jorge, HK1R, have made plans to use the vessel "SEA WOLF" to sail the team to Malpelo for the 2012 HK0NA DXpedition. This ship makes frequent authorized sailings to Malpelo for diving expeditions and has accommodations for 16 people in independent rooms with air conditioning and bathroom. The Web page states, "Based on the conversations with them and the visits schedule by the Environmental Authority which controls the Island Access our most probable sailing date will be February 15, 2012."
The team currently consists of Jorge/HK1R (Team Leader), Jahm/HK1T, Pedro/HK1X, Franz/DJ8ZB, Bolmar/HK1MW, Jaime/HK1N, Alexis/YV5SSB/6, Olli/OH0XX, Pedro/HK3JJH, Gregg/W6IZT, Dr.San/K5YY and Bob/K4UEE. The current QSL info is as follows: "
The HK0NA DXpedition will support an on-line QSL service. The details of this service will be published once finalized. We will also support QSL’ing direct and our QSL manager information will be published prior to our departure. We will not accept cards through the bureau. Request for cards to be returned via the bureau can be made via our online QSL service at no charge." For more details and updates, visit the HK0NA Web pages at:
AS-102. Operators BM5AAX, BV1EL, BV2DD, BV2KI, BV2KS, BV2NT, BX2AB, BX2ABL, BX4AF, BX5AA, JH3GCN and 9M6YBG will be active as BV100 from Kigmen Island, Taiwan, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via BV2KI. For QSL info, operating schedule, log and award information, please visit their Web site at:
EU-038. Operators Rene/ON6OM, Eddy/ON6ZV and Martin/ON7EG will be active as PA/ON4IPA from Texel Island between July 2-8th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK31-63-125. QSL via ON6ZV. For more details, see:
EU-048. Operators Remi/F0GHK, Michel/F1SRC, Jean-Yves/F4EHM, Mickael/ F4FFZ, Gwena/F4FHZ, Chris/F5CBQ and Jean-François/F6DZD will be active as TM2BI from Belle Ile (DIFM AT015) between July 28th and August 2nd. Activity will be on 80-2 meters with an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via F6KPQ.
NA-039/ Since the Russian Robinson Club members rescheduled (RRC)
NA-070. their DXpedition to St. Matthew Island (see NA-232) to 2012, Yuri, N3QQ, will now activate Adak Island (NA-039) starting July 28th, as KL7RRC, and also participate during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). If he can find transportation, Yuri will also go to Rat Islands (NA-070) and operate as KL7RRC/p until August 8th, weather permitting. Activity from both locations will be on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via N7RO, EU stations via UA9OBA.
NA-152. Chuck, KL7OH, has plans to activate Sarichef Island between August 1-15th. He will use 100 watts into a Carolina Windom. Dates are subject to change.
NA-232. (New IOTA Rescheduled!) Yuri, N3QQ, and other Russian Robinson Club members who were expected to activate St. Matthew Island, Alaska, as KL7RRC this summer, have now rescheduled their operation in 2012 (July 25th-August 15th). According to their Web page, the team has received the official permission from U.S.F.W.S. to go the island. Tim, NL8F, in Dutch Harbour, is currently looking for alternative transportation options. They mention that they have several spaces available on the boat and if you would like to participate in the expedition to St. Matthew Island, please Contact Yuri Zaruba, UA9OBA via QRZ.ru or send E-mail to n3qq@NA-234.com. For more details and updates, visit:
NA-242. Operators Rick/K6VVA and Mike/K9AJ will activate for the first time ever Point Lay Barrier Island as K6VVA/KL7 between July 22-26th. QSL route is ONLY via N6AWD (direct or by the Bureau) - DO NOT send QSLs to K6VVA!!! Activity will be primarily CW on 40/30/20/17 meters. Dates may change slightly depending upon local WX. The objective is a minimum of 3 days of activity within the indicated date range. There is a slight possibility for a brief NA-172 activation as K9AJ/KL7 right after NA-242 before they leave the North Slope of Alaska. Updates will be posted to the "Latest News" section of the NA-242 Expedition Web site:
Mike, VE2XB, will be active as J79XB from Dominica (NA-101) starting July 6th for several weeks. Activity will be on all bands and possibly 6m. QSL via VE2XB ((QRZ.com) address).
ADDED NOTE: Mike informs OPDX that he will be heading to FP-land in August or Sept with a beam and an amp.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (June 27th-July 3rd)
Jun 27 HN-AN SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS Jun 28 AN -------------------- Jun 29 AN BN - Below Normal Jun 30 AN AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET Jul 01 AN LN - Low Normal Jul 02 AN HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED Jul 03 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 lessKH8, AMERICAN SAMOA
M0, ENGLAND (Special Event)
Phil, G3SWH, will be active on CW only using the special callsign M0RSE over the weekend of July 2-3rd. Activity will be on all bands from 80-10 meters. All QSOs are welcome. There is more information available at:
MARITIME DX FORUM (MDF)
Just a reminder that the Martime DX Forum will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, between August 5-6th, with an out- standing program including: John/ON4UN, Reg/VE7IG, Scott/W3TX, Tim/ VE6SH and George/G4GRN/VE1GRN. However, for the first time they are also offering an opportunity for those living outside Canada's Maritime Provinces, and unable to join them in person, to participate in a Webinar version of the MDF. The Webinar presentation will happen in real time and allow participants to hear the speakers, view their visual material, and see the activity at the venue. The Webinar software system allows on-line participants to ask questions and make comments. Those living in time zones where joining them in real time is difficult will be able to download the program and view it at a convenient time. Program and registration details are on their Web site at:
PACIFIC DX NET (Time Change)
Bill, VK4FW, informs OPDX that the Pacific DX Net meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (UTC day) on 14183 kHz at 0730 UTC. Net controllers will be VK4AN and VK7XX. Other net controllers are required, so if you would like to help, please contact Eddie, VK4AN at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA (Update/Reminder)
Marcelo, PY2FN, will be active as PY0FO from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003) between July 2-9th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters CW only. He will use a Crushcraft R8 for 40-6m and possibly dipoles for 160/80m. Suggested frequencies are: 1814, 3514, 7014, 10114, 14014, 18084, 21014, 24894, 28014 and 50094 kHz. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. Visit Marcelo's Web site at:
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated June 26th) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3A/IW1RBI via IW1RBI IK2/DL60ZBN via DL6IP SX0A via SV2GWY 4O/YO3AS via YO3AS IT9/DH2UAK via DH2UAK SY2DIO via SZ2RCP 5B/RN3QO via N2UCK J48O via SV2FPU SY7SOG via SV7FSK 5W1SA via JA1DXA JW9DL via LA9DL SY2011BAY via SV7BAY 5X1VJ via UV5EVJ K8HX/KH2 via JE1HXZ SY2011JJZ via SV7JJZ 9A/DL6FAH via DL6FAH NU2K/KH2 via JA2JWH T8YN via JE1SYN 9A/S59AA via S59AA OH0B via OH2BH T80T via JP1IOF CO4SM via HA3JB (direct only) OK/DH7WW via DH7WW T88ZA via JA0BJR EG5HSJ via EA5RKB PJ7MF via IZ1MHY TK/F5BUU via F5BUU EG7EPC via EA7URS PP6DX via PY7RP TM30ARAD via F6KTM HB0/DG1SFJ via DG1SFJ SD1B/5 via DL8AAV UF6VG via RZ3DO HB0/DL4MP via DL4MP SM/OE4PFU via OE4PFU V25DD via K9UK HG650D via HA0KA SO1CC via DL1CC XE1/VE7BDI via VE7BDI HL23 via DS5SWL SU9BN via EA7FTR XU7DDD via JA2VWG HR9/WQ7R via K5WW SV8/PA0PMD via PA0PMD YP0CD via YO5BFJ ZD7XF via G3TXFPZ5P QSL STATUS (USA). Vladislav, UA4LU, reports that "it is impossible to deliver to the addressee" the many direct QSLs sent to him from the USA for Serge's, RX3APM, April PZ5P activity. No real reason was given. He states to all the guys in the USA, if you did not receive a direct QSL via UA4LU, to please E-mail him at email@example.com for possibly having your QSL sent via the Bureau system.
S79UFT QSL STATUS. Maurice, F5NQL, reports that Norbert, F6AXX, states all direct QSL cards for the recent S79UFT operation (March/April 2011), received up to June 19th, have been answered and mailed.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 9M2/KM9D, D44TUO, HC6EP, J79FCG, MS0INT, P43E, PJ2BVU, PJ6D, RV6ALI, S51MA, SA1A, SX3B, T5X, V25DD, V31XX, V44KAI, YI1RZ, YV4DYJ and ZD7XF
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3D2A, 4A4A, 5M2TT, 9H1XT, BU2AI, CN8NK, CY0/K8LEE, CY0/N0TG, CY0/N1SN, DU9RG, F9IE/VK3/P, HH2/HB9AMO, HH2/PA5M, J79FCG, JD1BMH, KG4EM, TG9NX, TJ3AY, TL0A, V44KJ, V5/DK1CE, VK9NN, VP2EMR, VP5/AC8W, VP8DMH/P, VP8ORK and ZK2A
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3V3S, 5I3A, 5N7M, 9J3A, 9K2/SP4R, AI5P/VK9N, C21DL, DP1POL, FK/AI5P, FO/DL3APO, FR/F5UOW, FS/K9EL, NU1AW/KH6, OJ0W, OX8XX, T32AJ, TF/DL2JRM, TO3R, V5/DK1CE, VK9XX, VP8DIF, YI9PSE, YJ0MXJ, YJ0PX, Z21DXI, ZK3OU and ZK3YA
Alan, VK4AAR, informs OPDX that Dan Holloway, VK8AN, became a "Silent Key" (SK) last Monday, June 20th. Dan has had serious illnesses over the last several years but passed away due to severe pneumonia. Alan states, "I was proud to be Dan's QSL Manager for his numerous IOTA Dxpeditions to various island groups in Australian coastal waters His major long lasting effort was to Troughton Island (OC-154), from the 1990's until he went QRT from there until his last paper log entry at 1240z, 9th September, 2003. Dan is survived by his widow, Marion and many friends, both hams and others. He leaves his many family members who still live in Santa Barbara, CA." OPDX and its readers would like to sent out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of VK8AN.
Steve, W6EOD, is on active as T6SH (not T6EOD as first thought) from the Helmand Province. Activity will has been on 40 and 20 meters CW only, and using a KX1 and wire vertical. Steve is expected to be there until November. QSL via K1BV.
Oleksiy, VE2XAA, will be active as TF/VE2XAA between July 6-11th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, plus include an entry in the IARU HF Championship (July 9-10th) as TF4X. QSL TF/VE2XAA via his home callsign, and TF4X via G3SWH.
TX5, MARQUESAS ISLANDS
An international team of operators will be active from Hatiheu, Nuku Hiva (OC-027) between October 19-30th. Activity will be on all bands and modes, including an entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). Operations mentioned are on 160-010 meters (including 30/17/12m bands) on CW, SSB and RTTY, using 4 stations on the air at the same time on different bands and modes. The following callsigns will be used:
TX3T Activity between October 16-19th and November 1-4th, will
be from Papeete, Tahiti (OC-046) -- before and after their
TX7M The main callsign for their activity between October 19th and November 1st, will be from Hatiheu, Nuku Hiva (OC-027), Marquesas Island.
TX5A Their callsign for the CQWW DX SSB Contest from Hatiheu, Nuku Hiva (OC-027), Marquesas Island.
Operators mentioned are Oleg/R3FA (leader), Alex/UT5UY (co-leader), Michel/FO5QB, Sergey/UX0HX, Max/UZ1HZ, Alex/US0KW, Andy/UU4JMG, Alex/ UX0LL, Andy/RK7A, Leo/UA7A and Andy/RA6LBS. QSL Manager is Eugene, RZ3EC. There are three options to QSL - Bureau (using the OQRS), direct to QSL Manager and LoTW (All QSO(s) data will be placed into LoTW after Expedition is over). There is a survey available on their Web page for bands/modes needs. The team is looking for sponsors. For more details, visit the TX7M Web page at:
VQ5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Operators Bill/KX4WW, Noll/W9RN and Doug/ W4OX will be active as VQ5X during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). Operation class TBD. QSL via W4OX or LoTW.
Hiroo, JA2VWG, is expected to operate as XU7DDD from Sihanoukville between now and June 28th. Activity will be mainly on the HF bands and SSB. However, he is taking a 6 meter antenna. QSL via JA2VWG direct only.
Andy, P29CS, is now active as YJ8A from Efate Island (OC-035) until July 17th. QSL via M0URX.
Mike, AJ9C, will be active from here between November 24th and December 5th. Callsign will be announced later. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He also plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW. Also, look for him to be in the ARRL 160m Contest.
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