The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1051
February 27, 2012
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
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DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 19th-February, through Sunday, 26th-February there were 232 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3C, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 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, C2, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, 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, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZL, ZL8, 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).
2012 DXU (Update/Press Release #3)
Roger/G3SXW and Wayne/N7NG provided the following [edited]:
"Dated February 22nd, 2012 - DX University will take place at the Holiday Inn, Visalia, California, on Friday, 20th April, 2012. This major event is a first and has attracted a high-calibre of speakers for the all-day program.3C0, ANNOBON ISLAND (Delayed!)
Places are limited but there are still a few seats available. Reser- vations can be made at:
http://www.dxuniversity.com/As a bonus we will give away several hundred dollars of door prizes on the day!
Rooms are still available at the Holiday Inn for Thursday night, 19th April. See:
http://www.holidayinn.comContact Wayne firstname.lastname@example.org or Roger email@example.com with any queries. Principal Sponsor - ELECRAFT"
"The two operators are now in Equatorial Guinea (3C6A) and they are having problems in their journey to the island of Annobon, so this will be delayed until Friday (March 2nd). They will continue doing everything possible to give the entity to the largest number of hams, but remember that they are only two persons."Their planned activity as 3C0E from Annobon Island (AF-039; Pagalu) was to last until March 11th, but there are no other details whether or not to extend this operation. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. See OPDX.1047 for suggested frequencies. QSL 3C0E (as well as 3C6A) via EA5BYP: Elmo Bernabé Coll, P.O.Box 3097, 03080 Alicante, Spain. For more details and updates, watch the Web page at:
Wayne, K6ZSJ, and his wife will change their QTH every 6 months from California to Nha Trang City. Currently, they are in Vietnam and Wayne has been active as 3W7W since December. He states, "I'll be QRV almost every day while here, so if we don't QSO today I'll be back soon for another try, hi. Most frequently, 3W7W will be around 14200 kHz or the low end of 40 meters CW." Wayne built a house right next to the South China Sea with a radio room on the top floor and plans to mount a tower or mast for his A3S tribander and 40m vertical to his 3rd floor deck. QSL only via W3HNK direct or by LoTW.
6H, MEXICO (Special Event)
Members of the Grupo DXXE will activate the special event callsign 6H6IARU between April 13-18th. Operations will be on all bands between 160-6 meters, as well as the amateur radio satellites from different Grid Locators throughout Mexico. Activity is to celebrate the 87th anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), and to celebrate "World Amateur Radio Day" on April 18th. This year's theme for the "World Amateur Radio Day" is Amateur Radio Satellites: "Celebrating 50 Years in Space" in remembrance the launching of OSCAR 1 on December 12, 1961, and the launch of OSCAR 2 on June 2, 1962. QSOs with this station are valid for the IARU Region 2 award, the various FMRE awards and the DXXE award www.dxxe.org. QSL via N7RO or LoTW.
60 METERS NEWS (Recommended Practices)
With new privileges on the 60 meter band beginning March 5th, the ARRL announced this past week "Recommended Practices" which were based on survey results and subsequent research. The committee declined to propose a specific band plan for 60 meters at this time, but instead created a "Recommended Practices" document now available at:
Operators Mike/RA9FW and Igor/UA9CDC will be active as 6V7Z from "Le Calao Resort" between March 16-28th. Their activities will include the Russian DX Contest (March 17-18th) and the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via RA9FW, direct or by the Bureau.
7P8, LESOTHO (Update)
Donovan, ZS2DL, has finalized his team of operators, but has changed the dates for his DXpedition to Lesotho. Due to the "Roof of Africa Rally"
The callsign will 7P8D. Operators mentioned are Donovan/ZS2DL (CW), Andrew/V51YJ (CW), Mitko/LZ1UQ (CW), Jo/DJ3CQ (CW), Chris/DL2MDU (CW/RTTY), Rhy/ZS1TT (SSB/RTTY), Frosty/K5LBU, Mitch/ZS2DK (SSB/RTTY) and Roger/ZS6RJ (CW/RTTY). Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, with a minimum of three stations (possibly 5 stations) on the air 24/7.
Suggested CW frequencies (listening up) are: 3504, 7024, 10103, 14020, 18078, 21020, 24900 and 28020 kHz. QSL direct via: LESOTHO DXPEDITION 2012, P.O. Box 29169, Sunridge Park, 6008, SOUTH AFRICA (w/2 USDs - Please no IRC as it is difficult to convert at the post office). A OQRS system (PayPal) will also be implemented just before the expedition. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW within 12 months after the DXpedition has ended. For more details, visit:
Tom, W2SC, will be active as 8P5A during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to NN1N.
Look for 9G1AA to be active again from the Dormaa Hospital in Dormaa-Ahenkro between February 28th and about March 16th. A few different sources are reporting that Rob/PA3DEW and Vincent/PA3FQX are the operators. Activity is usually and mainly on 20 and 15 meters SSB. QSL via PA3ERA, direct or by the Bureau. Hopefully, more details will be forthcoming. To see past activities from 9G1AA, go to the "Dutch Amateurs Going On Expedition" (DAGOE) Web page at:
9M2, WEST MALAYSIA
Takeshi "TAKE", JI3DST, will be active as 9M2/JI3DST (He states, "Now not fixed callsign.") from West Malaysia between 0000z, March 10th and 0900z, March 11th. Activity will be on 80/75/40/30/20/17/ 15/12/10/6 meters using CW, SSB and FM (no RTTY/PSK). Take states that in case of heavy rain or other conditions, the operation's condition may vary. QSL 9M2/JI3DST via JI3DST.
9M8, EAST MALAYSIA
Steve, 9M6DXX, informs OPDX that he will be active as 9M8Z from Sarawak (OC-088) once again between March 23-28th. Activity will include the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL Manager is M0URX. QSL direct (w/SAE plus IRC or 2 USDs), by the Bureau, or LoTW. Direct or Bureau QSLs may also be requested using the M0URX Online QSL Request Service (OQRS) at:
C5, THE GAMBIA
Willy, ON4AVT, will be active as C5AVT from near Banjul between February 28th and March 20th. Activity will be QRP and mostly on 15 meters PSK31 using a FT-817 and a Buddipole. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
Steve, W2ML, will be active as C6A/W2ML from Nassau (NA-001) between February 27th and March 5th. He is there on vacation and to be in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th). Activity will be on all bands using CW, SSB and PSK-31. QSL via the W2 Bureau or direct to his home callsign.
CENTRAL AMERICAN TOUR
Andrei, NC2N (ex-NP3D), will be active as TG7/NC2N from Guatemala between March 3-8th, and as HR5/NC2N from Honduras between March 9-12th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW, RTTY and SSB. He also plans to be active while in Guatemala during the ARRL SSB DX Contest (March 4-5th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible. Direct QSLs can be obtained via W3HNK or RW6HS. Andrei will try to complete his 3rd Triple Play Award from TG-land.
CY9, ST. PAUL ISLAND (Update to OPDX.1049)
The callsign, dates and Web pages have now been announced for the upcoming operation. Look for the CY9M DXpedition to St. Paul Island (NA-094) to take place between July 26th and August 1st. The following media pages have been also announced:
DXCC NEWS (M-V Island Deleted!)
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reported on February 23rd: "According to the Finnish Ministry of Transportation and Communication, the Saimaa Canal Treaty between Finland and Russia has been finalized by relevant Finnish and Russian authorities through ratification.
The Treaty has entered into effect with a date of February 17, 2012.
Malyj Vysotskij Island (MVI), R1M, is no longer included in the Treaty.
Thus, MVI will be deleted from the DXCC list as of February 17, 2012, and added to the Deleted Entities List.
Administratively at HQ, we will not make the necessary changes to the
DXCC system until after the final data processing for 2011 is complete --
this includes the tables shown in Logbook of The World. (The 2011 DXCC
Annual and Honor Roll listings will contain M-V Island as it stood in
2011, a current entity). This change will affect the Honor Roll numbers
#1 Honor roll will drop to 340 (down from 341)
The entry level Honor Roll number will drop to 331 (down from 332)
DXCC members will see their current entity totals drop by one on their Mixed awards, and on the bands and modes where MVI credit is given. They will also see their DXCC Challenge totals drop commensurately."
E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Update)
Look for the E51M DXpedition that is going to North Cook Islands to also be active as E51EWP (not E51MCW as announced last week ) from Rarotonga, South Cook Islands, between March 23-26th, and again between April 11-14th, before and after their operation on Manihiki (see OPDX.1044). Activity will be on all bands, including 60m, using CW, SSB, but with an emphasis on RTTY because there is a high demand for RTTY. QSL via DJ8NK, direct or by the Bureau. Online QSL Requests Service (OQRS) for the Bureau and direct cards can be made after April 20th. For more details, see the E51M Web page at:
AS-118. Members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society (9K2RA) will once again activate 9K2F from Failaka Island between March 7-12th. QSL via 9K2HN. For updates, visit the KARS's Web page at:
AS-175. NEW IOTA! Look for an Indian team to be active using the special callsign ATBDW (callsign is correct) from Bet Dwarka Island (Bet Shankhodar) between March 15-31st. This island is in the Gujerat State West IOTA Group and has never been activated before. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Operators mentioned are Sarla/VU2SWS (Group Leader), Milind/VU2IZO, Nand/VU2NKS, Deepak/VU2CDP, Basappa/VU2NXM, Laxman/VU2LX and Lion/VU2JHM. More details and a Web page are forthcoming.
Simon, G7SOZ, will be active as J79SZ from Dominica (NA-101) between March 7-15th. Activity will be mainly CW with some SSB, and he does plan to be an entry in the RSGB Commonwealth Contest (March 10-11th). QSL via G7SOZ, direct or by the Bureau. He does use the LoTW. For more details, visit:
Operators Tommy/VK2IR and Peter/VK2NN will be active as KH6/homecall from Hawaii between September 22nd and October 6th. This will be a holiday style DXpedition with the family, and they plan to operate 40-10 meters. They also hope to meet some of the local hams in the area. QSL via VK2IR.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (February 27th-March 4th)
Feb/27th AN Mar/01st AN Mar/03rd AN Feb/28th AN Mar/02nd AN Mar/04th AN Feb/29th 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=6-9 100-400KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Mauri, AG1LE, will be active as KP2/AG1LE from the Radio Reef Contest Station (KP2M), St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (NA-106) between April 4-11th. Look for updates on Mauri's Blog page at:
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated February 19th and 26th) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4X/UT5UDX via UT2UB EG7DCA via EA7URS TC8A via TA2FE 5B/RN3QQ via RN3QQ EI0PL via EI5JQ TG9/K9NW via K9NW 6Y2T via VE3DZ FS/K4UP via W4LW TI2/F6FQX via F6FQX 9K51NLD via 9K2RA HB0/DJ1AA via DJ1AA TI5/JT1CO via JT1CO AO1POL via EA1GHT II1MNA via I1UP TM210VH via F4GFE BV20HQ via BM2JCC II2ANT via I2JJR TM55M via F0ESV CE2/YV5IAL via YV5IAL II3ANT via IZ3DBA TM57M via F-11734 (**) CR2A via OH2BH IO5ANT via IW5EFX TM6M via F4DXW CR3L via DJ6QT IR0ANT via IZ0EGC V25AA via AA9A CU5AQ via EA5KB J8/JA7SGV via JA7SGV V31SG via K0UU CW3R via CX1AA JW/LZ2HM via LZ2HM VK7/OZ7BQ via OZ7BQ CW5W via CX6VM (direct) K4K via K4MZU VP5/K7AR via K7AR CX/LU1JHF via LU1JHF LN8W via LA9VDA VP5/NE7D via NE7D CX/LU7JMS via LU7JMS LT5X via WD9EWK VP5/W7YAQ via W7YAQ DM50UEA via DL3BUA LZ1401SET via LZ1KCP YI1RZ via IK2DUW DR7B via DL2AGB OA4/DL1NL via DL1NL YM7KA via TA7KA ED5M via EA5FL OS0S via ON4ZD (LoTW) YP2GEO via YO2KAR EF8USA via EA8AY PJ4/NK1Z via NK1Z YQ8ANT via YO8AZQ EG1EDB via EA1HNP PJ4/W1MD via W1MD ZD8XF via G3TXF EG1SPA via EA1GIB PP3C via PP3C ZF2AM via K6AM EG2MDZ via EG2MCK PS2T via K3IRV ZW7REF via PR7ZAJ EG5JMA via EA5URR TA1/LZ2MEN via TA1AT ** (Bureau, Direct or eQSL)NEW QSL MANAGER. Mike, W2GR, informs the Ham community that he is now the QSL Manager of the following callsigns: EA8AY, EF8USA, EF8X and EE8X. QSL to W2GR via CBA direct only.
Barry, W2UP, informs OPDX that he recently returned from operating as PJ2/W2UP, Feb 14-21st. He has already uploaded his log to LoTW. Paper QSLs are available, direct only (no bureau cards) to his home address with SASE or SAE+IRC/greenstamp.
PR2I LOGS AND PICTURES. Fred, IK7JWX, reports that the logs and pictures are now online for the 2012 PR2I Italian/Brazilian DXpeditions to IOTA SA-024 and SA-071 at:
PIRATE ALERT. YI1IRQ is not an active callsign. Any use of this callsign is a PIRATE. Any QSL sent to YI1IRQ will be returned unanswered.
PIRATE ALERT. Johan, ZS1A, reports: "ZD9GI went QRT on 15/9/11. There is a pirate operating now with that call. Please note info on (QRZ.com) and please do not send QSL card if after that date." Also, John, ZS1LF/ZD9GI, reports [edited]: "I don't operate CW, but I see there has been a Pirate using the ZD9GI callsign, and he was busy on 40m. The ZD9GI Gough Island (WAP ZAF-05) is no longer operational as I am QRT as of the 15th, September 2011. Any new contacts will be a pirate operating and QSL cards will not be honored. I have updated my QRZ page as well putting the alert on it. It was ON5NT, that warned me about the pirate. Actually, there are no Hams on Gough Island at this time; it will take a few years for one to go down again."
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3G200DI, 4U1WRC, 9J2RI, A41OO, BA7IO, D2QV, E51BKV, EI2JD, F5IDJ, F5PSG, FK/F4BKV, HR5/NQ5W, HU2DX, JA6TMU, KH6/AA4V, LA5VSA, LZ1BJ, NH2T, OE3TAC, OL7M, P33W, PH9HB, PJ2/WI9WI, S51B, S51DX, S53M, SP7XK, ST2AR, T32AU, T6JP, UA0IT, V31YN, V44KAI, VK3BM, VK4MIA, WH6S, YS3CW, Z37M and ZM4M
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4S7KM, 5R8UI, 5W0OJ, 7X4AN, 7Z7AA, 8P9MS, 9H5BZ, 9M2/KM9D, A31A, BY1RX/4, C5A, DS3HWS, E21EJC, EA8/IK7PMR, E44PM, FO5RH, H40KJ, HV5PUL, J8/N2IEN, JD1BMH, KP4MS, LX75RL, N6HD/TG7, OA4/DJ2VO, OE3GEA/6Y5, OJ0X, OY1CT, PJ2/W6XK, PJ5/DL7VOG, PJ7/IK1PMR, T32C, T88NU, TF/IK7PMR, TM10E, TU2T, TX3T, TX5A, TX7M, UA0IT, UK/UA1ZEY, V63QQ, V85SS, VK9NN, VP2EMR, XF1C and ZK2A
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5R8GZ, AH6RE, BA5DX, DL4JS/6W, PJ6A and VK9X/G6AY
TC50, TURKEY (Special Event)
Look for special callsigns (TC50TRAC/***) listed below to be active throughout 2012 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the "Telsiz ve Radyo Amatörleri Cemiyeti" (TRAC). A special three tier award program (Bronze, Silver, Gold) is available for contacting these TRAC Branch stations and members of the TRAC (signing homecall/50) between February 1st and December 31st, 2012. Complete details of the awards are available on QRZ.com under TC50TRAC. Look for the following regional TC50TRAC stations to be active during the following times:
Region/Branch Callsign Scheduled Region/Branch Callsign Scheduled Offices to be used Activity Offices to be used Activity -------------- ------------ --------- ------------- ------------ --------- Region - 1 Region - 6 ISTANBUL TC50TRAC/34I Feb-Mar ÇANKIRI TC50TRAC/18C Aug-Sept TEKIRDAG TC50TRAC/59 Feb-Mar ÇORUM TC50TRAC/19 Aug-Sept KASTAMONU TC50TRAC/37 Aug-Sept Region - 2 SAMSUN TC50TRAC/55 Aug-Sept ANKARA TC50TRAC/06 Feb-Mar BOLU TC50TRAC/14 Feb-Mar Region - 7 BOZÜYÜK TC50TRAC/11 Feb-Mar DEVELI TC50TRAC/38D Aug-Sept GÖLCÜK TC50TRAC/41G Feb-Mar ERZINCAN TC50TRAC/24 Aug-Sept ESKISEHIR TC50TRAC/26 Feb-Mar GIRESUN TC50TRAC/28G Aug-Sept KADIKÖY TC50TRAC/34K Feb-Mar KAYSERI TC50TRAC/38K Aug-Sept KARABÜK TC50TRAC/78 Feb-Mar ORDU TC50TRAC/52 Aug-Sept KDZ.EREGLI TC50TRAC/67E Feb-Mar TORUL TC50TRAC/29T Aug-Sept KOCAELI TC50TRAC/41K Feb-Mar TRABZON TC50TRAC/61 Aug-Sept SAKARYA TC50TRAC/54 Feb-Mar ZONGULDAK TC50TRAC/67Z Feb-Mar Region - 8 DIYARBAKIR TC50TRAC/21 Oct-Nov Region - 3 GAZIANTEP TC50TRAC/27 Oct-Nov BALIKESIR TC50TRAC/10B Apr-May K.MARAS TC50TRAC/46 Oct-Nov BURSA TC50TRAC Apr-May MALATYA TC50TRAC/44 Oct-Nov IZMIR TC50TRAC/35I Apr-May KONAK TC5OTRAC/35K Apr-May Region - 9 MANISA TC50TRAC/45 Apr-May ARTVIN TC50TRAC/08 Oct-Nov M.KEMALPASA TC50TRAC/16M Apr-May ERZURUM TC50TRAC/25 Oct-Nov KARS TC50TRAC/36 Oct-Nov Region - 4 RIZE TC50TRAC/53 Oct-Nov ANTALYA TC50TRAC/07 Apr-May BUCAK TC50TRAC/15B Apr-May Region - 0 DENIZLI TC50TRAC/20 Apr-May BOZCADA (I.) TC50TRAC/17B Jun-Jul DINAR TC50TRAC/03D Apr-May GÖKÇEADA (I.) TC50TRAC/17G Jun-Jul ISPARTA TC50TRAC/32 Apr-May KEFKEN ADASI(I.)TC50TRAC/41KF Jun-Jul KÜTAHYA TC50TRAC/43 Apr-May GIRESUN ADASI(I.)TC50TRAC/28GR Jun-Jul USAK TC50TRAC/64 Apr-May OTHER BRANCHES Region - 5 ELDIVAN TC50TRAC/18E Aug-Sept ADANA TC50TRAC/01A Jun-Jul MERSIN TC50TRAC/33 Jun-Jul AKSARAY TC50TRAC/68 Jun-Jul KOZAN TC50TRAC/01K Jun-Jul HATAY TC50TRAC/31 Jun-Jul EDIRNE TC50TRAC/22 Feb-Mar KADIRLI TC50TRAC/80K Jun-Jul URFA TC50TRAC/63 Oct-Nov KONYA TC50TRAC/42 Jun-Jul OSMANIYE TC50TRAC/80O Jun-JulTO11, GUADELOUPE
The "Council of Europe Radio Amateur Club" (CERAC - TP2CE) will be active as TP8CE between March 9-11th. Activity is to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the European Youth Center. Operations are usually on all HF bands and modes, and possibly the satellites. QSL via F5LGF. An online log search will be available at:
V5, NAMIBIA (Update)
Operators David/GI4FUM and XYL Gillian/GI8MIV, along with Richard/GI4DOH, Kalle/DM3BJ and Andre/V51B will be active from Oranjemund for the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as a Multi-Op entry. Callsign has not been announced yet. The week before the contest operators will be active on the HF bands using CW, RTTY and PSK31. Skeds may be requested via GI4FUM@arrl.net. QSLs for this operation should go via David, GI4FUM (QTHR).
XT, BURKINA FASO
A group of Japanese operators will be active from Ouagadougou between March 21-28th. Operators mentioned are Yukinori/ JA3VWT (XT2VWT), Kitai/JA3IVU (XT2IVU), Junichi/JH3AEF (XT2AEF), Shusuke/ JO3VVO (XT2VVO) and possibly other JA operators. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau. Their was some indication that the XT2CEFIG club station may also be activated.
Z8, SOUTH SUDAN
It was announced this past week that the Republic of South Sudan was issued/allocated the prefix block Z8A-Z8Z by the Inter- national Telecommunication Union (ITU). A complete list of all the prefixes are available at:
ZD7, ST. HELENA
Nigel, G3TXF, who was active as ZD8XF from Ascension Island (AF-003) this past week, will be active as ZD7XF from St. Helena (AF-022) between February 29th and March 13th. Activity will be mainly focused on 160 and 80 meters CW, with an entry in the RSGB's Commonwealth Contest [BERU] (March 10-11th). QSLs via G3TXF. For more info and updates, go to:
PLEASE NOTICE (as of February 12, 2007), NEW ADDRESS CHANGES FOR THE OPDX INTERNET HELP/SUBSCRIBE/UNSUBSCRIBE REQUEST:
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