The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1052
March 5, 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, NJ1Q & ARRL DX, KH2AR/W4, K3IRV, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, WP3GW, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KH6BZF, N6WIN, W6DXO, K8GI, K8PT, K8YSE, NL8F, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, N0TG, WA0MHJ, 4J5T, AT International, CO8ZZ, DF8DX, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DL6KVA, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/ IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWY, JA3AVO, OH2BH, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal and VK4FI for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late ARRL DX SSB Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the ARRL DX SSB Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 25th-February, through Friday, 3rd-March, there were 221 countries active. Countries available: 1A, 3A, 3B8, 3C, 3C0, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, 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, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, 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, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S0, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, 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).
2012 INTERNATIONAL YL DAY 10 METER SSB CONTEST
The Federación de Radio Aficionados de Puerto Rico (FRAPR), will have their first "International Woman's Day 10 Meter SSB Contest" on Saturday, March 3rd, at 9am (1300UTC) until 8:59pm (0059 UTC) on Sunday, March 4th. It will be between the frequencies of 28.300 to 28.500 MHz with maximum output of 100 watts.
The contest is to promote Amateur Radio female operators to participate on the lower bands. For rules and log sheet, please go to:
3C0, ANNOBON ISLAND (Update)
By the time you read this, operators Elmo/EA5BYP and Javier/EA5KM are now active as 3C0E from Annobon Island (AF-039; Pagalu). Nothing was heard about a possible extension, so activity will last until March 11th. 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:
4J0, AZERBAIJAN (Lighthouse Op)
Members of the "Safari DX-Activators Club" will activate Nardaran Lighthouse (AZE-008) and possibly (depending on permission) Shuvalan Lighthouse (AZE-007) between March 3-4th. Activity will be between 0800-0000z approx. The callsigns to be used by the team of operators are 4J0LH for Nardaran, and 4J0SFR for Shuvalan. The main bands of operation will be on 40 and 20 meters. They will use two IC-718 w/PA-200W into multi-band Delta-42m and Inverted-V antennas. QSL via 4J5T. Operators mentioned are Yasuhiko/JR0HYT (QRP), Boris/4K4K (CW), Sergey/4J5A (CW), Oktay/4J7A (CW/SSB), Farid/4K6AF and Natig/4J5T (SSB, team leader).
Axel, DL6KVA, will once again be active as 4K0CW from Baku between March 15-20th. Activity will be CW only on all HF bands (depending on the band conditions) using 100 watts into a 84m long wire (from Vlad's, 4K9W, QTH). Axel also plans to participate in the Russian DX Contest (March 17-18th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power/CW entry. QSL via DL6KVA (Bureau OK). Logs will also be uploaded to LotW.
Bodo, DF8DX (ex-DL3OCH and 5N0OCH), will once again be active as 5N7Q from Abuja between March 7-14th. He is there for maintenance work on a broadcast station. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using one of the largest fully rotatable huge broadcasting antennas on modes CW and SSB. Bodo informs OPDX,
"In the past, I had alot of QSOs on 80m, even though the antennas are not really designed for that band. I will try to be active on 80m as often as possible. These antennas that I use have a 20dBi gain on all frequencies from 6-26 MHz. They are optimized as transmitting antennas. They are very broadband tuned and therefore also catch alot of noise. So, whenever there is some QRM or QRN, it's a lot stronger on my antennas, and I cannot always use them on frequencies below 10 MHz. The QRM is just too high, and I don't copy anything. But there are days where I switch to 80m and the entire band is very calm and noise is only S1. I then had fantastic DX QSOs on 80m. I will try that for sure again, but it's not only depending on me."QSL via DF8DX, direct or by the Bureau. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW.
6V, SENEGAL (Now 6m!)
Members of the Saly Amateur Radio Club Station (ADRASEC) in Mbour will activate the special callsign 6V7SIX to celebrate the newly allocated band 50-51 MHz in Senegal, recently obtained at WRC-12. This is a temporary authorization valid until the new ITU Radio Regulations (WRC-12) come into force, normally by the end of 2012. The 6V7SIX Radio Club operators will be listening to 50.110 MHz (Intercontinental calling frequency) and 50.210 MHz (French calling frequency). The 6V7SIX callsign is the first, and for now, the only station authorized to operate on the 6-meter band in Senegal. 6V7SIX is proud to be sponsored by the UK Six Meter Group (UKSMG) and InnovAntennas. QSL via eQSL and LoTW only.
Gert, ZS6AYU, will once again be active as 7P8GF between March 8-13th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters, CW only and using just 100 watts into a vertical. QSL via ZS6AYU (see (QRZ.com)).
Operators Anderson/PY2TNT and Alex/PY2WAS will be active as 8R1PY from Lethem, Guyana, between April 5-8th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, including 30/17/12 meters, using CW and SSB. QSL via PY2WAS, direct or by the Bureau.
9Q, DEM. REPUBLIC OF CONGO (Update)
Barney, ZS6TQ/ZS4U, will once again be active from here, but this time as 9Q6/ZS4U between March 14th and April 8th (not March 10th and April 5th, as first announced). Activity will be limited as work permits, mainly on the weekends and some days during the week between 1300-1500z. Operations will be on 40/20/15/10/6 meters using dipole antennas and operating CW, SSB and PSK31. QSL via K3IRV.
A3, TONGA (Reminder)
Sigi, DL7DF, will head up a team of 9 experienced operators to be active as A35YZ between March 7-24th, 2012. Operators menitoned are Manfred/DK1BT, Georg/DK7LX, Wolf/DL4WK, Reiner/DL7KL, Sigi/DL7DF, Juergen/DL7UFN, Frank/DL7UFR, Jan/SP3CYY and Leszek/SP3DOI. Activity will be active on 160-6 meters using several stations operating on CW, SSB with one station exclusively dedicated to RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV. QSL via DL7DF, direct or by the Bureau.
Jimmy, BX5AA, will be active during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/High-Power entry. Jimmy states that BX5 is a rare prefix for Taiwan (CQ 24). QSL via BX5AA. Visit his Web page at:
CE0Y, EASTER ISLAND
Tim, NL8F, will be active as CE0Y/NL8F from Easter Island (SA-001) before and after the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th). Tim informs OPDX that he is trying to get a CE0Y callsign. Activity outside of the contest will mainly be on 17 and 12 meters, but he does have capabilities for 80-6 meters. Depending if he can tune on 75 meters, he will try the DX window on the gray-line times. Operations will be mostly SSB and maybe some Digital depending on quiet times. Also, during the contest, he may operate as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/Low-Power entry, but if conditions are not right, he will operate as an All-Band entry. He will have an amp with him, but will only use it outside of the contest. Reports indicate that he will be there until March 26th, and may also activate one or two other South American IOTAs before he departs to Chile on April 3rd. QSL as of press time is via his home callsign, but this may change. More details are forthcoming.
CR2, AZORES (Going After The EU Record)
Operators Martti/OH2BH, Ville/ OH2MM and Juha/OH8NC have decided (in spite of relative poor prediction) to put the 1991 EU record to rest. Listen for CR2X to be active on all six bands during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via OH2BH.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME (DST)
Just a reminder that countries who observe this, Daylight Saving Time will take place on Sunday, March 11th at 2:00 AM, and the clocks are moved forward 1 hour to 3:00:00 AM local time. Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, November 4th at 2:00 AM. For the history and details about DST, as well as an interesting map of the world, see:
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
If you had this operation rejected in a recent application, send a note
to firstname.lastname@example.org to have your record updated.
Note, due to extremely heavy E-mail, DXCC may not respond to your message. Once updated, this will be reflected in your LoTW account and/or in the live, daily DXCC standings on the website.
E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS
Operators Graeme/VK4FI and Alan/VK4WR will be active as E51GMH and E51BKM, respectively, from the South Cook Islands between April 8-27th. Graeme informs OPDX that they will activate Rarotonga Island (OC-013) and Aitutaki Island (OC-083). Their main band of interest is 6 meters, and for the HF bands, 40/20/17/15/12/10 meters. They will use and IC-706 and a FT-450 into a 5 element Yagi for 6m and a OCF Dipole. Modes will be CW and SSB only, no amplifiers - 100 watts only. QSLs go to VK4FI (see (QRZ.com) info - 2 USDs for postage).
EF8, CANARY ISLANDS
Operators Carlo/IK1HJS, Manuel/EA8ZS, Pekka/OH1RY/ EA8AH and Juan/EA8CAC will be active as EF8R from Gran Canaria Island (AF-004) during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW.
EF8, CANARY ISLANDS
Jaime, WP3A, will be active as EF8C during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via NP3O. Look for more info on:
GI100, NORTHERN IRELAND (Special Event)
During the month of April, look for special event station, GI100MGY, to be active from the RMS Titanic's home city of Belfast. The suffix, MGY, was the callsign of the ill-fated ship, which was launched from Belfast in May 1911. The special prefix, GI100, was allocated to the "Project WhiteStar" special event team by Ofcom, the UK regulator. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using all modes. On April 15th, there will be a 2 minute station silence at 01:47 am, the exact time when the vessel sank, in memory of all those who lost their lives that night. On the evening of 14th and 15th, most of the operations will be on CW. QSL via GI4FUE direct or by the RSGB Bureau (details are on (QRZ.com)).
AS-175. (Update/Change) NEW IOTA! Look for an Indian team to be active using the callsign AT2DW (not ATBDW as announced) 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.
OC-221. Joppy, YB8XM, and a team of 17 operators (from five different Provinces - Jakarta, West Java, Banten, Papua, and Maluku [Ambon]) will be active as YB8Y from Ohoiew Island located in the Kai Island IOTA group between March 20-27th. Activity will be on all bands, 160-6 meters, using CW, SSB and RTTY. The team plans to be active in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators and Technicians mentioned are Kazuo/YB0AKM, Wisnu/YB0AZ, Sur/YB0JS, Pri/YB0ECT, Triadi/ YB0KVN, Sugiyanto/YB0BUI, Dadang/YBB0TD (Team Leader), Jo/ YC0LOW, YL Laily/YC0TSU, Tonny/YB0YJ, Joz/YD1JZ, Eddy/YD1XUH, Yon/YB1CCF, Jel/YB1GJS, Faisal/YB1PR, Januar/YB9YZ (Team Leader), Ronny/YB9WR, YB9VBS, YB9VA, Tatang/YB1MH, Danu/ YD1GCL, Kasmuri/YD1MRI, Rizal/YD1ORZ, Joppy/YB8XM, (Team Leader), Marthin/YB8VM, Eka/YC0VKI, YC0LLY, YC0KVM, YL Susana/ YD1LUX and guest Op Sadao/WK1S/JA1PBV. QSL via YB1GJS, direct or by the Bureau. For more details, see:
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For March)
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of March:
GX4BJC/A - Operated from Blacon, Chesterfield, in Cheshire, by Mike/ M1DAP.( /A WAB Square = SJ36 - England & IOTA = EU-005).
MX1SWL/A - Operated from Hartford, in Cambridgeshire, by Tom/G3RPV. ( /A WAB Square = TL27 - England & IOTA = EU-005).
For more information, see
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (March 5-11th)
Mar/05th AN-HN Mar/08th AN Mar/10th AN Mar/06th HN Mar/09th AN Mar/11th AN-HN Mar/07th HN-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
Philippe/LX2A will be active as LX7I during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LX2A. Visit the following Web page at:
Operators Craig/K3PLV and Pete/K8PT will once again be active as MJ/K3PLV and MJ/K8PT, respectively, from Jersey starting March 27th through April 3rd. They will have amplifiers and directional antennas on most HF bands and will have the capability to operate 160-2 meters using modes CW, SSB, RTTY and perhaps some PSK. Please QSL to their home calls. For more information or to explore skeds, contact Pete, K8PT, at: email@example.com
NH8/S, SWAINS ISLAND (Excerpts from a Press Release)
Operators Joe/W8GEX and Craig/K9CT will lead a multi-international team of operators to the rare DX entity Swains Island (OC-200) in September (their Web page states September 4-18th). Joe and Craig are the same co-leaders of the very successful PJ7E DXpedition on 10-10-10, and were also part of the team that re-activated Midway Island (K4M) in 2009. Swains Island is ranked number 31 on the "DX Magazine's Most Wanted Survey" and number 30 on the "ClubLog's Most Wanted list". Because of the anticipated demand, a highly experienced team of 20 operators has been formed. The team will operate six stations over a 14 day period, from 160-6 meters on all modes, using the callsign NH8S. A great emphasis will be put on Europe where it is most needed.
The current list of team members include Joe/AA4NN, Norbert/DJ7JC, Dietmar/DL3DXX, Massimo/I8NHJ, Alan/K5AB, John/K6MM, Kevin/K6TD, Craig/ K9CT, Fred/KH7Y, Lou/N2TU, Arnold/N6HC, Mark/NA6M, Tom/ND2T, Garry/NI6T, Hawk/SM5AQD, George/W4BUW, Charles/W6KK, Joe/W8GEX, David/WB4JTT and Jerry/WB9Z.
Swains is a privately owned island, and the only way to get there is from American Samoa via a ship. The time frame of this operation may not be the best for the low bands, but dates are dictated by trans- portation and weather. The team of international operators will first gather in Honolulu and then travel to American Samoa together. Landing permission has been granted for the tent and generator operation by the owner for this timeframe. A Web page is currently under construction by team member John, K6MM, which will provide updates as they become available at:
There are no communication systems on Swains, but logs will be uploaded daily via satellite phone. Later, the group will also have an OQSL link on the Web site for easy QSLing. All equipment must be sent from the U.S. via cargo ship in June. Location, transportation, island costs, and other logistics make this a costly trip. Therefore, donations are very much appreciated. Details of how to donate to help defray their expenses are on the Web site. The team wants to thank ICOM who will be supplying IC7600s for their use. Also, they would like to thank Joe, AA4NN, who will be their QSL Manager, and to Carl, N4AA, Editor of "The DX Magazine" who will sponsor the log search.
NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Operators Randy/N0TG, Jeff/N1SNB and Ron/AA4VK will be active as NP2/homecall from St. Croix (NA-106) between March 7-14th. Activity will be on all bands and modes. This will also include CW and SSB on 60 meters. QSL for all callsigns are via N0TG, direct or by the OQRS
Operators Scott/K0DQ, Ed/N4OC and John/W6LD/P40L will be active as P40L from Aruba (SA-036) during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via WA3FRP.
John, W2GD, will be active as P40W from Aruba (SA-036) during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th). He will be on Aruba between March 20-27th. Operations outside of the contest are usually on 160m and 30/17/12 meters as time permits. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2MM. Logs will be loaded on LoTW upon his return to the USA.
Operators XYL Hiroko/JH3PBL, Masumi/JA3AVO and two other operators will be active from the on Aruba (SA-036) between May 9-14th. Operations will be from
Serge, RX3APM, will once again be active as PZ5P between March 21-26th. Activity will include the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via UA4LU or LOTW.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated March 2nd) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4KT4K via 4K4K EM80L via US0LW ON50HC via ON3AIM 5B4AIF via EB7DX G3V via G3VER R1FJ/UA0ABO via UA0ABO AO3MWC via EA3RKB GB4R via M0DOL VE2CSI via M0URX C5LT via F5RAV HC2SE via W7SE VP2MDD via M0AEP DJ9A via DJ9VA KL7J via N3SL VP2V/N9SW via N9SW EA7/PE1DMH via PE1DMH LZ12FDAY via LZ-Bureau YN5ZO via K7ZO EE5GUI via EA5GUI N4C via W0UCE EH7MDA via EA7URM NH7O via EA5GLNAVASSA LOG. Hutch, NK0S, reports, "I am currently converting the (1982) paper logs for KP2A/KP1 to be uploaded to LoTW."
NOT THE MANAGER. Kappy, WA4WTG, reports that he is receiving cards for 9K2MU. Kappy says he is NOT the QSL Manager for this station and has never been. It appears that 9K2MU does direct QSLing for all contacts. Do NOT send 9K2MU QSL requests to WA4WTG.
OLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 9800 old QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site contains:
- NEW!!!! As of February 17th, 2012, Malyj Vysotskij is listed on the deleted entities. You can find a large collection of 4J1 and R1M QSLs at: http://lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerie/galerie.php?page=listdelThe URL address for the Web site is:
If you have some other cards for this entity, your help will be very appreciated! Many thanks in advance. The paper card is not needed, only a scan in a .jpg format both sides (300ppi is OK).
- 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 than 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/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 120 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.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 8P6ER, AL1G, AL9A, C6AKQ, C6ANM, CT1IUA, CU2AF, CX9AJ, DH3MIT, DL1EK, DL5AN, E7DX, EA3CI, EF8R, EF8USA, EI1DG, EV1R, F6DKQ, F8DZU, GM7R, GW6W, HG7T, HU2DX, HA7PF, HK1R, HK3R, HK3TU, HP1WW, HR5/NQ5W, IR4M, IU2R, JA1YPA, KH6/AA4V, KH6CW, KH6LC, KH7T, KH7X, KL7J, KL7RA, KL8DX, LN8W, LS1D, MJ/K3PLV, OD5PY, OE6MDF, OH7AAC, OH7M, OH0Z, P49Y, PJ2/W2UP, PJ2T, PS2T, PV8DX, S50O, S50R, S51DX, S53M, SK3W, SM0W, TM6M, RV9DC, SP3GXH, TI5/KT0A, V31RR, VA3MJR, VP5B, WL7E, WP3A, XE2X and ZD7XF
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4O3A, 9M2MRS, A71BU, C6AXR, CE4A, CO0OM, FK8CP, FP/W6HGF, GJ6UW, KP2A/KP1, SU8JOTA, TN2T, ZC4LI and ZD8Z
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3D2A, 3D2DX, 3D2R, 6V7Z, 6W/AA1AC, 6Y1V, 9Q50O, 9X0TL, 9Y4W, C21YY, EA6IB, ET3AA, EY7AF, EY8/K4ZW, EZ8AZ, FJ/OH2YL, FR1LB, H44WG, HD2M, HZ1EX, JT1/K4ZW, JW7QIA, OX3KQ, PJ2/N2MF, PJ2/W5MPC, SV9/LZ3FN, TM5B, TM5SM, TO6T, VP2E/W1UE, VP2MSC, VP2MXO, ZC4MIS, ZD8O and ZF1EJ
Members of the Federación de Radioaficionados de Cuba's in Las Tunas, eastern Cuba, will once again activate T48K. This time it will be during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th) as a Multi- Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via DK1WI.
T6, AFGHANISTAN (Update)
Jřrgen "Joe", 5Q2J/OZ2JBC, as now active as T6JP. Joe is an electronic mechanic in the Danish Army. He told OPDX that he will be there until late July. Activity will be on 80-10 meters depending on the conditions. However, due to background noise, Joe will work primarily on 20-10 meters using RTTY, PSK and SSB, with a Yaesu FT-857D (100W). See important QSL info for direct and Bureau QSLs at:
YL Elvira, IV3FSG, will be active as TT8ES from D'Jamena until March 18th. Activity will be on the HF Bands using SSB and the Digital modes. Most of her activity this past week has been on 20/15 meters. QSL via IK3GES.
Javier, HR2J, will be active as TG7/HR2J during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via HR2J or LoTW.
Members of the "Italian Dxpedition Team" will be active as TZ5T from Mali between April 12-27th. Operators mentioned are Silvano/ I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA and Stefano/IK2HKT. The Software Management (real-time log online) by Giacomo/IH9GPI and the Pilot station is Art/IK7JWY. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1823, 3505, 7005, 10106, 14025, 18075, 21025, 24895 and 28025 kHz
SSB - 3780, 7056/7180, 14195, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz
RTTY - 7041, 10142, 14080, 18103, 21080, 24915 and 28080 kHz
6m - 50105 kHz CW, SSB and Beacon
QSL via I2YSB direct to: Silvano Borsa, Viale Capettini 1, 27036 Mortara, Italy. QSL by Bureau to IK2CIO. A OQRS is available online at their Web page. Official website:
Operators Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DJ7ZG will be active as V21FS and V21ZG, respectively, from the Villa Sundowners near Pottery Village between March 5-31st. Activity will be on 15-6 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK. V21ZG will look especially for JA and QRP stations. QSL via DL7AFS, direct or by the Bureau (DARC). Visit the Web site at:
VK0/M, MACQUARIE ISLAND (Last Chance!)
Trevor, VK0TH, announced on QRZ.com on February 25th:
"Only 4 weeks of operations left on Macquarie Island.... ... Will post a schedule and frequencies for those wanting to get VK0/M in the log before operations cease. The incoming team (2012) have no Amateur Operators so it will be at least May 2013 possibly longer before Macquarie activates again."VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
ADDED NOTE: Mark will team up with Glenn/W0GJ and Scott/K0MD to be active as VP5H during thee ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL VP5H via W0GJ. The two operators will also be active outside of the contest signing VP5/homecall.
By the time you read this, operators Kurt/W6PH and Tim/N6WIN will be active as VP9/homecall from Ed/VP9GE's QTH on Bermuda (NA-005) until March 5th. The operators plan to be active during the ARRRL DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry using the callsign VP9I. QSL VP9I and VP9/N6WIN via N6WIN. QSL VP9/W6PH via W6PH direct.
Retu, OH4MDY (OX3RZ/XU7MDY/XV2MDY), will once again be active as XV2RZ from Southeast Vietnam between March 14th and April 16th. Activity is usually on 80-6 meters using the "normal modes" (CW and SSB). However, Retu states that this time he will focus on the Digital modes. QSL only direct via OH4MDY with a SASE and 2 USDs. His log will be available online at:
Scott, K7ZO, who has been in Nicaragua since February 25th, visiting his son, is now active as YN5ZO until March 5th. He plans to be in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th) as a Single-Op/All-Band.Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to K7ZO.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following stations are expected to be active in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th, 2012) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2012 ARRL DX SSB 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/adxs2012.html (By callsign) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxsd2012.html (By entity) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC Class QSL Callsign Entity Route ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 5Z4EE Kenya SOAB HP NV7E 6V7T Senegal F5RAV Direct 8P5A Barbados SOAB HP LoTW 8P9CI & 8P9CK Barbados W1USN and AA1M BX5AA Taiwan SOSB 15M BX5AA C6A/W2ML Bahamas W2ML; QSL via Buro or direct C6ANM Bahamas M/2 LoTW C6AZZ Bahamas SOSB 20M K4IIO CR2X Azores M/S OH2BH CR3L Madeira M/S DJ6QT E2E Thailand SOAB HP HS0AC ED1R Spain M/2 EA4RCH ED5T Spain M/? EA5ELT EF8R Canary Islands M/S LoTW HI3K Dominican Republic M/S KB2MS IO1O Italy M/S IK5RLP J37K Grenada SO LoTW; QSL via AC8G direct J7Y Dominica K1LI J88DR St. Vincent SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via G3TBK, Buro/direct KP2MM Virgin Islands SOAB LoTW LS1D Argentina M/S LoTW LX7I Luxembourg SOAB LX2A NH0S/KH2 Guam SOAB HP JF2SKV P40L Aruba M/S WA3FRP P40V Aruba M/? AI6V Direct PT5T Brazil M/? PP5EG TG7/HR2J Guatemala SOSB 40M LoTW; QSL via HR2J TG7/NC2N Guatemala LP LoTW; QSL via W3HNK or RW6HS TI5N Costa Rica M/2 LoTW; QSL via W3HNK TI8M Costa Rica M/2 TI2KAC T48K Cuba M/S DK1WL TO11A Guadeloupe F8HMQ TO5A Martinique SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via F5VHJ, Buro/direct V31YK Belize SO DL2AYK V31YN Belize LoTW; QSL via DJ4KW, Buro/direct V47JA St Kitts & Nevis SOAB LoTW; QSL via W5JON VP5H Turks & Caicos Islands M/S W0GJ VP9I Bermuda M/S N6WIN Direct YN5ZO Nicaragua SOAB LP K7ZO
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