The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1072
July 30, 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, ARRL Letter, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, W1HEO, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, KH6BZF, AA7V, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DL2VFR, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, E21EIC, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G1VDP, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWY, JI3DST, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PY2WAS, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SM0W, TA1HZ, UT7UT, VA3RJ & ICPO and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late RSGB IOTA Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the RSGB IOTA Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 21st-July, through Friday, 27th-July there were 212 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5Z, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY9, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FO/a, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, 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" (WFWL).
2011 DXCC YEARBOOK NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
The latest ARRL Letter (July 26th) reports: "The 2011 ARRL DXCC Yearbook is now available to all ARRL members as a supplement to the August digital edition of QST at"
The contents include:
- The Year in Review by Carl Smith, N4AA
- PJ2/W5MPC, October 10-15, 2010 by Mike Corey, KI1U
- ST0R Story by Antonio Gonzalez, EA5RM/ST0R
- Clinton B. DeSoto Challenge standings
- 2011 DXCC Annual List"
4S, SRI LANKA (IOTA Op)
Members of Radio Society of Sri Lanka (RSSL) will be active as 4S7LGT from the Beruwala lighthouse (ILLW LK0002) on Barberyn Island (AS-171) during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW), August 18-19th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via Bureau. For more info, please visit:
9M2, WEST MALAYSIA
Champ, E21EIC, will be active as 9M2/E21EIC during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Look for activity before and after the contest. Champ is expected to be there between November 23-27th. QSL direct to E21EIC. JAs QSL via JR5XPG. NO eQSLs. Visit his Web page at:
A2, BOTSWANA (Update/Correction)
Arnold, WB6OJB, will be active as A25JK (not A25JB) from the Lotsane Game and Safari Lodge in the extreme eastern part of Botswana between July 24-31st. He plans to be on the air every day. Activity will be on HF bands, 40-10 meters using mostly SSB with some CW. He will use an Icom 746PRO, an Expert 1K amplifier, a Tennadyne T6 antenna with a vertical Butternut HF2V for 40 and 80 meters. Arnold states,
"My wife, Joan and I go to southern Africa almost every year. We have done some missionary work in the past and continue to bring medicines to the medical clinics in the the areas we visit." QSL direct to his home callsign. He states, "For QSL DX stations please send 2 stamps and a 4x6 envelope. For State side QSL please send stamped 4x6 envelope. My QSL cards are unique and slightly larger than regular QSL cards. State side donation would be appreciated because of the cost of the cards."CY9, ST. PAUL ISLAND (Update)
CW - 1826.5, 3526, 7026, 10106, 14026, 18076, 21026, 24896 and 28026 kHz
SSB - 3793, 7185, 14215, 18160, 21295, 24950 and 28485 kHz
RTTY - 7035, 10145, 18105, 21090, 24925 and 28090 kHz
6m - 50105/CW and 50105/SSB
All contacts will be verified via LoTW after their activity, and for those who want paper QSLs, Tim Beaumont, M0URX, will be the QSL Manager. The log will be available through ClubLog.
Remember, the following media pages are available for this operation at:
DX MAGAZINE ARTICLE (Info Needed!)
"Dee" Logan, W1HEO, is researching an article on the rising costs of DXpeditons for the DX Magazine, and would like to hear from DXpeditioners for their comments on how to cover the rising costs of DXpeditions. Specific areas of interest: examples of specific costs and reasons for their larger amounts, and suggestions for new sources or approaches to donations. Comments are requested within the next two weeks. Respond to W1HEO at: firstname.lastname@example.org
DXPEDITION VIDEOS OF THE WEEK
With more and more DXpeditions putting their videos on YouTube and other Web services, we decided to list them (possibly) each week. For this week's listings:
2011 - ZB2/VAI3TA Gibraltar DXpedition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDba3NvRTDkIf you have a DXpedition 'video' available on the Web and would like to have it listed in the OPDX, PLEASE send the URL to use and we will publish it.
2002 - VK9ML Mellish Reef DXpedition (Part 1-6, still looking for Part 7):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZLGfb-ojvw (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptqG-8VmmoM (Part 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqmR2-TFf2I (Part 3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH802VozQkM (Part 4)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhmJ0e0RjYs (Part 5)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeIYj0lf6M4 (Part 6)
1998 - Conway Reef DXpediton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoNAATqP2BM
1992 - Glorioso Island DXpedition (Operators DJ6SI, DJ8CR, DJ3OS and DG4FCD): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_rBrgh55Ys
1980 - Glorioso Island DXpedition (Operators DJ6SI, DJ5RT, DJ7YQ, DJ3NG, DK9KX and DF3KX; formed the team of FR0DZ/G, FR0RZ/G, FR0CIW): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KjsdKysQQA
1980 - Juan De Nova Island DXpedition (Operators DJ6SI, DL8CM, DJ5RT, DL6PE and F6EXV; formed the team of FR0DZ/J, FR0RX/J, FR0CIW/J): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04Q8CdkK87c
Champ, E21EIC, will be active as E21EIC during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL direct to E21EIC. JAs QSL via JR5XPG. NO eQSLs. Visit his Web page at:
AS-008. Takeshi "TAKE", JI3DST, will be active as JI3DST/JI1 from Shikine Island (North Izu Island) between 0800z, July 27th and 0000z, July 30th. Activity during the RSGB IOTA Contest, Take will be signing JI3DST/1 (only). Operations will be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB, FM, RTTY and PSK31. In case of heavy rain or other conditions, the operation condition may vary, but he will be active during the IOTA contest. QSL info for JI3DST/JI1 and JI3DST/1 is available on (QRZ.com).
AS-018. Operators Yuri/RA0FU, Vlad/RC0F and Igor/RU0FM will be active as RU0FM from Sakhalin Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Single-TX/High-Power entry. QSL via RU0FM.
AS-074. Ian, 9M2FB, will be active from Pulau Ketam Island (Crab Island) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/ CW-Mode/24HRS entry. QSL via 9M2FB.
AS-099. Operators Nuri/TA3X, Can/TA3GO, Mehmet/TA3ATA and Selim/TA3TTT will be active as TC0P from Celebi Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Single-TX entry. QSL via TA3X (see (QRZ.com)).
EU-014. Patrick, ON4HIL, will be active as TK/OT2A from the Island of Corsica during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). He will use a K3 into a G5RV. QSL via ON4HIL.
EU-025. Joe, IT9RZU, will be active from Sicily Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or LoTW.
EU-040. Operators Jorge/CT1BOL, Augusto/CT1BZG, Jose/CT1DSV, Joaquim/ CT1DZR, Antonio/CT1ENV, Joel/CT1HXB and Mino/CT1IZW will be active as CR5B from Berlenga Grande Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Island entry. QSL via CT1BOL.
EU-042. Peter, DC1HPS, will be active as homecall/p from Pellworm Island (DID N-23, WLOTA 1188) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). He will be there between July 27-29th. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
EU-047. By the time you read this, operator Dominik/DL5EBE, Ric/DL2VFR,
Klaus/DL7UXG and Friedrich/DL4BBH will be active as DM50IOTA
from Borkum Island for an early start just before the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). The group will be a Multi-Op/
High-Power entry. QSL via Bureau if you really need a direct
QSL go via DL2VFR.
ADDED NOTE: This is the second German Island group activated by DM50IOTA during the 50th IOTA Marathon. DM50IOTA will activate all German IOTA during that time. If you have worked DM50IOTA from all German IOTA by the end of 2013 you can apply for a special award.
EU-055. Operators Bjørn/LA6SFA, Morten/LA7XIA, Knut/LA9RY, Gerald/LA0HK, Vikingstad/LA9YGA and Nils/LA6IOA will be active as LN4C from Bokn Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/ 24HRS entry. QSL via LA4C.
EU-064. Members of the Provins ARC will active as F9IE from Noirmoutier Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi- Op/Island/Mixed-Mode/24HRS/Low-Power entry. QSL via F9IE, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-066. Operators Vasily/RU3SD, Sergei/UA3SKV and R3S-367 (SWL) will be active as RK3SWB/1 from Solovetskiy Island (possibly Anzerskiy Island) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via the Bureau or direct (QRZ.com).
EU-081. Antoine, F5RAB, will be active as F5RAB/P from Ile du Large (DIFM MA-001, WLOTA L0060, DPLF PB-052, WW Loc IN99KL, DFCF50- 013 Fort de l'île du large) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/24HRS/DXpedition/Low-Power entry. He will use 100 watts into a dipole. QSL via his home callsign. He mentions that access to the island is very re- stricted, landing depends highly on the weather conditions and is dangerous, so he is not sure he'll be on the air in time for the contest.
EU-084. Mel, SM0MPV, will be active as SK0HS/0 (the Hässelby Strand's Sea Scout group's callign) from Blido Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/SSB-Mode/ Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or by the Bureau.
EU-120. A small group of operators will be active as MX0LDG from Lundy Island between October 11-16th. They will have 2 stations on the air between 0600-0000 each day - the islands power closes down at midnight each day. Activity will be on SSB and possibly some Digital modes. The equipment will consist of a Elekraft K3 and KPA500 amp, a Kenwood TS590s and Expert 1KW amp, and a Icom IC706 as a backup radio. Antennas will be 2 G3XTQ Hex- beams built by MW0JZE
EU-121. Gerard, EI5KF, will be active as EI5KF/P from Lohehort Battery, Bere Island, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/12HRS/CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via EI5KF.
EU-123. Operators Tom/MM0BHX, Gordon/MM0GPZ, Iain/GM0OQV, Philip/ GM0LIR and Brian/GM0EGI will be active as GM0B from Isle of Bute during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via MM0BHX.
EU-130. Operators Ivan/IV3CTS, Marijan/S56A and Goran/YT7AW will be active as IL3/IV3CTS from Grado Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via the Bureau.
EU-136. Marcus, DL3NCI, will be active as 9A/DL3NCI from Losinj Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/CW- Mode/12HRS/QRP/Low-Power entry. He will be there ± 2 days out- side of the contest and operating holiday style. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-136. Neven, 9A5YY, will be active from Losinj Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/ 12HRS/QRP/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-164. Operators Tom/DL2RMC and Heiko/DL1RTL will be active as TK/homecall from Piana Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as Single-Ops/12HRS/CW-Mode entry. They will use a vertical antenna. Tom will run QRP, while Heiko runs Low-Power. QSL via their home callsigns.
EU-170. Matus, HA9MDN, will be active as 9A/HA9MDN from Vir Island between July 28th and August 4th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Operations will be on SSB, RTTY and SSTV. QSL via HA9MDN, by the Bureau or eQSL.
EU-182. A Russian-Ukrainian team of nine operators will participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as UT/UA3A from Ochakovsky Island (WFF: URFF-006, WW Grid: KN45TJ). Operators mentioned are Vlad/UA3A, George/RQ7M, R6LP, Vlad/RJ3FF, Liliya/RN3AQU, Andrei/UA3EDP, Mike/UA3EKG, Boris/UT7UT and Nikolay/UX0FF. Look for the operators outside of contest to sign UT/UA3A, UT/RQ7M, UT/R6LP, UT/RJ3FF, UT/RN3AQU, UT/UA3EDP, UT/UA3EKG, UT7UT/P and UX0FF/P. QSL UT/UA3A via UA3A, by the Bureau dor direct.
NA-026. Mike, N2GC, will be active from Long Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode entry. QSL via LoTW.
NA-031. John, NY6DX, will be active as NY6DX/1 from Block Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/ 12HRS/Low-Power. QSL via his homecall, LoTW or eQSL.
NA-046. Howard, K1VSJ, will be active from Martha's Vineyard during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/ Unassited/24HRS entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
NA-059. Tim, NL8F, will be active from Unalaska Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via K8NA.
NA-143. Members of the Cavalla Historical Society Radio Club will be active as N5BPS from Pelican Island, near Galveston, TX, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). They will be operating from the radio room on board of USS Stewart at Seawolf Memorial Park. QSL via N5BPS - SASE appreciated.
SA-046. A group of Brazilian operators will be active as PX7C from Itamaraca Island, Brazil, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are Antonio/PY7OO, Benedito/PY7VI and Jim/PY7XC. QSL via PY7CRA.
J49, CRETE (IOTA Contest)
Operators Manos/SV9JI, Dimis/SV9COL, John/ SV9CJO, Georgios/SV9DJO, George/SV9GPV, Manolis/SV9IOI, Konstantinos/SV9OFS and Christo/LZ3FN will be active as J49A from Falaserna Beach, near Chania City the west part of Crete (EU-015) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to SV9GPV.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 23-29th)
Jul/30th AN Aug/02nd AN-HN Aug/04th AN Jul/31st AN Aug/03rd HN-AN Aug/05th AN Aug/01st AN-HN 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=6-9 100-400N8, UNITED STATES (Special Event)
OJ0, MARKET REEF (Press Release - date July 23rd) [edited]
"A limited Market Reef (OJ0) activation during the IOTA Contest -- Next Friday morning on the 27th of July, a group consisting of G3TXF, G3XTT, SM0DZB and SM0W will attempt to land on Market Reef (OJ0), now from Sweden, with a small boat to activate the Reef during the IOTA contest as OJ0R, EU-053. During last winter the Lighthouse on the Reef lost all permanent antennas plus the wind generator, so the team will put up several vertical antennas and dipoles and run modest power.QSL INFO AND NEWS
The main goal for the team on this trip will be to prepare for a new permanent antenna installation that will be done later in August. SM0W will also collaborate with the Finnish Lighthouse Society to find a good permanent solution for the electricity for future activations. They will still try to keep at least one station open for the IOTA contest. The team will try to leave the Reef early Monday morning on the 30th of July, says team leader Teemu, SM0W. QSL OJ0R via G3TXF. For more information see:
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated July 27th) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- AN2AHS via EC2AHS LA/DL6NDW via DL6NDW SV0XAF/8 via HB9EBC BW/DF8DX via DF8DX LX/OP50LX via ON4CHN SV5/OK5MM via OK2JS EE2SS via EA2SS MJ/OT9Z via ON8ZZ SV9/LZ3FN via LZ1PM EH1FGS via EA1DST MO0CEF via DL2LFH SW8LR via HA0NAR EL2BG via KI6YIP MU0NMS/P via LX1NO (d) TM2BZH via F6CNM EM0MFF via UX7MA MW0REN via DJ6OI UE40MD via UA4LU FR/TU5KG via F4DXW OP7V via ON7VA VX2I via VE2CQ GO0OOO via G-Bureau R8MC/9 via R8MC YE9IOTA via YB9BU (d) GO0RPM via G0RPM R100PZ via RK3DYB YL/OH5LID via OH5LID LA/DL1CW via DL1CW SM1/DL2GW/P via DL2GW YQ0BIKE via YO6KNE (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTWQSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: AE4Y, AE5ZD, DJ5AN, DK3EG, EA4TX, EA7JZ, EU4CQ, FP/KV1J, HG2011E, HG2011I, HG2011N, HA80MRASZ, HA5BSW, JA5TNF, KH2D, KP2MM, KX4WB, LZ7HQ, M0AID, PR7AP, PV8ADI, PY3ED, RN4ABD, UA1ANR, UA6GP, US1UX, VE3RTU, VK0IR, VK7ZE, W1AW/7, W1MA, W4RM, WA4GP, VY2ZM, WD5COV, WQ5L, YB0DJ and ZP6CW
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5W0DP, 8P9NX, 8R1PY, A5A, D3AA, J69N, WG6O/KH6, XU7FMZ, XX9E and ZA1QA
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!
Operators Luca/I5IHE (S79LC), Danio/I5OYY (S79YY) and Simone/IK5RUN (S79XX) will be active from Praslin Island (AF-024) between October 21st and November 4th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL S79LC via I5IHE direct only. QSL S79YY via I5OYY (direct + SASE and LoTW). QSL S79XX via IK5RUN (direct + SASE and LoTW).
T30, WESTERN KIRIBATI (Update)
Alex, PY2WAS, sent the following press release (#2) on June 24th, with updated details on the upcoming T30PY/ T30SIX DXpedition to Tarawa Island (OC-017), Western Kiribati, between October 16-25th:
"Preparation of antennas and gear progress successful. Between August 17-19th, the whole team will gather at PW2D contest station to test antennas and stations that will be used in the expedition. At this time each one will carry back home the items that will be transported as individual baggage in the airlines. Unfortunately, excess baggage is a main concern mainly within the Pacific island flights.TO2, ST. BARTHELEMY (Update to OPDX.1068)
As previously announced the group is very committed to put a meaningful effort on Low Bands and Six meters.
We would like to thank clubs, companies and individuals for their donations and for making this Dxpedition possible. Donations will certainly enhance our performance, enabling us to take better antennas and gears.
Our QSL policy has also been improved to better match people's needs. Five different QSO confirmation possibilities are available including a fast track for donors.
Details can be checked at: http://www.mdxc.org/t30py/ "
Members of the "Italian Dxpedition Team" will be active as TT8TT from N'Djamena, Chad, during October 2012 (specific dates to be announced). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1823, 3530, 7025, 10113, 14050, 18069, 21050, 24891 and 28450 kHzOperators have not yet been announced, but the pilot station is IK7JWY. QSL direct via I2YSB. QSL by the Bureau via IK2CIO. Logs will be posted to LoTW within six months. A TT8TT survey (for needs), a log search and an OQRS are all available on their Web page at:
SSB - 3790, 7056, 7125, 14270, 18130, 21275, 24980 and 28450 kHz
RTTY - 7041, 10142, 14080, 18103, 21080, 24915 and 28080 kHz
6m - 50105/CW and 50105/SSB
Masatuki, JH1DVG, will be active as V63JX from Pohnpei Island (OC-010) between November 23-26th. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
V8, BRUNEI (Update/Press Release)
The follwing are edited excerpts from a press release (#4) sent out on July 25th, by the "Mediterraneo DX Club":
"Great news from Brunei! Thanks to the efforts, made during the past weeks by the V84SMD team, the Magic Band will come back. -- Members of a 18 multi-national DXpedition team organized to be active between November 11-23rd by the Italian Mediterraneo DX Club, has obtained a 50 MHz license and will now be able to put up a dedicated antenna for this band!VK0H, HEARD ISLAND (Update)
This is a real great target reached by the team, and just as a reminder, they will be active on all bands/modes, 24 hours per day because the six meters band from V8 land has come back on air after a silence of more than 10 years! So, all of the team is very happy to give to the DX community this great opportunity to work them on 6m. Once again the very motivated and professional V84SMD guys are asking for support to help them in any way -- even with small donations. Please, don't miss any updated news by visiting (from time to time), the DXpedition official Web site at:
1. The Preliminary Project Description for the 2014 Heard Island Expedition (v. 3.7, PDF, 6 MB):
2. The book VK0IR Heard Island, by KK6EK (1997, PDF files, various sizes, entire book 100 MB):
Bob states on the Web page,
"Currently we are elaborating the scientific program for the expedition and adding to the list of candidates for the team. We are pleased to have Jean-Michel Cousteau as Honorary Expedition Leader and Joe Taylor N1JT (Nobel physics) as Honorary DXpedition Leader. If you have interest in being involved in the project as a team member, advisor, scientist, sponsor, or in any other capacity, we would welcome your inquiry."VP2V, BRITISH VIGRIN ISLANDS (Update)
"I will lug my Ameritron amp down there and (hopefully) run 400w. I have a G5RV and an 80/40 trap dipole which will both hang off the porch of one of those cliffside villas. If any time, I will try 17 meter RTTY. Thank goodness no 160 in this contest."QSL via AA7V direct or LoTW. NO BUREAU QSLS. ADDED NOTE: Also look for Art/N3DXX and Steve/AA7V, to be going to Virgin Gorda, BVI, starting Wednesday November 21st through (tentative) Monday December 3rd. They will be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry and the ARRL 160m CW Contest (November 30th-December 2nd) with N3DXX as a Single op (tentative) using the callsign VP2V/AA7V. They will run high power/400w for both contests. Outside of the contests, they will be on the WARC bands possibly, if time permits. QSL LoTW or direct. NO BUREAU QSLS.
WAEDC CW CONTEST
Helmut, DF7ZS, WAEDC Manager, would like to remind everyone that between 0000z Saturday, August 11th and 2359z Sunday, August 12th, the next edition of the "Worked All Europe DX Contest CW" is hitting the HF bands again! They would appreciate your participation in this exciting event. Complete rules can be found here:
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following stations are expected to be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th, 2012) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2012 RSGB IOTA 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/iota2012.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC IOTA Island QSL Route-(B)Bureau/ Callsign Entity (e)eQSL/(L)LotW/(d)direct ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 5Q2T Denmark EU-172 Fyn OZ0J 9A/DL3NCI Croatia EU-136 Losinj DL3NCI 9A/HA6PS Croatia EU-170 Passman HA6NL 9A/HA9MDN Croatia EU-170 Vir HA9MDN; QSL (B)/(e) 9A/OM2FY Croatia EU-016 Brac OM2FY 9A/OM5AW Croatia EU-136 Krk OM2FY 9A/OM5MC Croatia EU-136 Krk OM2FY 9A/OO4O Croatia EU-136 Krk LoTW; QSL via OO4O (B) 9A/S57UN Croatia EU-136 Rab S57UN 9A4KJ/p Croatia EU-136 Rab 9A5YY Croatia EU-136 Losinj 9A5YY 9A8ZRS Croatia EU-110 Sveti Ivan Auto (B); QSL via S57L 9A0D Croatia EU-170 Zirje Auto (B) 9M2FB West Malaysia AS-074 Pulau Ketam 9M2FB AD5WB USA NA-143 Galveston LoTW;QSL AD5WB (B)(d)(e) BO0M Taiwan AS-113 Matsu QSL ART (see QRZ.com) BY2HIT/2 China AS-158 Guanglu BY2HIT BY4DX/5 China AS-137 Shensi BD4HF; QSL via (B)(d) CR5B Portugal EU-040 Berlenga Grande CT1BOL CR6W Portugal EU-150 Insua CS5DX CY9M St. Paul Island NA-094 St. Paul LoTW; QSL via M0URX DA0T Germany EU-127 Neuwerk DL7AT DC1HPS/p Germany EU-043 Pellworm DC1HPS; QSL via (B)(d) DL1KZA Germany EU-057 Ruegen DL1KZA (B) DL5KUD Germany EU-057 Ruegen OQRS DG5LAC/p Germany EU-129 Usedom DG5LAC DL0KWH/p Germany EU-129 Usedom DL0KWH (B) DM3X/p Germany EU-129 Goermitz DM3X (B) DM50IOTA Germany EU-047 Borkum DM50IOTA; QSL (B)(d) DO6UL/p Germany EU-129 Usedom DS0DX/2 South Korea AS-105 Kanghwa HL1IWD DU8/DF8DX Philippines OC-130 Mindanao LoTW; QSL DF8DX (B)(d) EA6/IZ2LSC Balearic Island EU-004 Menorca IZ2LSC ED5K Spain EU-093 Tabarca EA5RKB EF8U Canary Islands AF-004 Gran Canaria EA8URL EI5KF/p Ireland EU-121 Bere EI5KF EJ3Z Ireland EU-121 Inis Boffin EI5GUB EJ0PL Ireland EU-103 Little Saltee EI5JQ; QSL via EI (B)(d) ES5GP/8 Estonia EU-178 Kihnu ES5GP ES0U Estonia EU-034 Saaremaa ES2DJ; QSL via (B) ES0W Estonia EU-178 Ruhnu SP7DPJ; QSL via (B)(d) F/OO5C/p France EU-032 Oleron ON5HC F5RAB/p France EU-081 Ile du Large F5RAB F9IE France EU-064 Nourmoutier F9IE G0VJG England EU-011 St Mary G4DFI GJ2A Jersey EU-013 Jersey LoTW; QSL via GJ3DVC GM1J Scotland EU-092 Tanera Mor LoTW; QSL MM0BQI (B)(d) GM7A Scotland EU-008 Gigha GM7A; QSL via (B) or (d) GM0B Scotland EU-123 Isle of Bute MM0BHX GU7O Guernsey EU-114 Guernsey GW3SQX GW4TTA Wales EU-124 Holy LoTW; QSL via GW4TTA (B) HH2/9A7GAE Haiti NA-096 Hispaniola 9A2TN HI3/KL7JR Dominican Republic NA-096 Hispaniola KL7JR IA5Z Italy EU-028 Capraia IV3ODE; QSL via (B)(d) IB0F Italy EU-045 Ponza TBA IB0R Italy EU-045 Ventotene IC8FBU Italy EU-031 Capri IC8FBU IC8WIC Italy EU-031 Capri IC8WIC ID8/IQ8CS Italy EU-144 Dino IQ8CS IF9/IT9BXR Italy EU-054 Favignana IT9BXR IF9ZWA/p Italy EU-054 Favignana LoTW; QSL IF9ZWA (B)(d) IH9YMC Italy AF-018 Pantelleria eQSL IJ7A Italy EU-073 San Pietro IK7XIV; QSL via (B)(d) IL3/IV3CTS Italy EU-130 Grado IP1/IQ1SP Italy EU-083 Tino IZ5JLF IP1T Italy EU-083 Tino IZ5JLF IQ7HK Italy EU-091 Capezzone IK7FPX IS0/OM8A Sardinia EU-024 Sardinia OM2VL IT9RZU Italy EU-025 Sicily LoTW; QSL via IT9RZU (B) J49A Crete EU-015 Crete LoTW JA8COE/8 Japan AS-147 Yagishiri JA8COE; QSL via (B)(d) JI3DST/1 Japan AS-008 Shikine JI3DST K1VSJ USA NA-046 Martha's Vineyard K1VSJ; QSL via (B)(d) K4VAC USA NA-083 Tangier K5KUA/5 USA NA-143 Galveston LoTW; QSL K5KUA (B)(d) LA/SP7IDX Norway EU-044 Mageroya LoTW; QSL via SP7IDX LA/SP7VC Norway EU-044 Mageroya LoTW; QSL via SP7VC LN4C Norway EU-055 Bokn LA4C LZ0I Bulgaria EU-181 Sveti Ivan M7X England EU-120 Isle of Wight G0TSM MM3KBU/p Scotland EU-008 Lismore M3KBU direct MM6GCS/p Scotland EU-123 Isle of Mull M6GCS direct MM0TFU/p Scotland EU-123 Isle of Arran LoTW; QSL MM0TFU (B)(d) MU0HTJ Guernsey EU-114 Guernsey 2E0SQL N1LI USA NA-137 Long N1LI N2GC USA NA-026 Long LoTW N2US/3 USA NA-139 Assateague LoTW; QSL via N2US (B)(d) N5BPS USA NA-143 Pelican N5BPS SASE NE1RD/1 USA NA-148 Lovell NE1RD NL8F Alaska NA-059 Unalaska K8NA NY6DX/1 USA NA-031 Block LoTW; QSL NY6DX or (e) OG5A Finland EU-140 Kuorsalo OH5AD OJ0R Market Reef EU-053 Market Reef G3TXF OH1TD Finland EU-096 Korpo OH1TD (B) OH10TA Finland EU-096 Kustavi OH1MN; QSL via (B)(d) OH2CI/p Finland EU-096 Kustavi OH0X Aland Island EU-002 Brando OH2TA OU2I Denmark EU-172 Aro OZ1BII OZ/DF9TM Denmark EU-125 Romo DF9TM (B) OZ/DL2SWW Denmark EU-125 Romo DL2SWW (B) OZ4CG Denmark EU-030 Bornholm OZ4CG OZ4FF Denmark EU-030 Bornholm LoTW OZ8MW/p Denmark EU-088 Anholt OZ8MW; QSL via (B)(d) PA/ON6CQ Netherlands EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland ON6CQ PA6NH Netherlands EU-038 Texel PA6NH PA7DN/p Netherlands EU-038 Terschelling PA7DN PE3V/p Netherlands EU-038 Texel PE3V PF4C Netherlands EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland ON4ON PR5D Brazil SA-047 Mel PY5DC direct PX7C Brazil SA-046 Itamaraca PY7CRA RI0K Russia (Asia) AS-061 Ratmanova RW3RN RK3SWB/1 Russia (Europe) EU-066 Solovetskiy RU0FM Russia (Asia) AS-018 Sakhalin RU0FM SA1A Sweden EU-020 Gotland SM1TDE (B) SA6G/7 Sweden EU-137 Ven SM6CUK; QSL via (B)(d) SB3X Sweden EU-087 Bramon LoTW; QSL SM0SHG (B)(d) SK0HS/0 Sweden EU-084 Blido LoTW ; QSL via SM0MPV (B) SM5/DL3KUD Sweden EU-177 Kattilo DL3KUD SN0RX Poland EU-132 Wolin SP8RX SW8LR Greece EU-174 Thassos HA0NAR TA3J/0 Turkey AS-099 Yassica TA3J TC0KLH Turkey AS-159 Kefken TC0KLH (B); QSL (B)(d) TC0P Turkey AS-099 Celebi TA3X TK/DL2RMC Corsica EU-014 Piana DL2RMC TK/DL1RTL Corsica EU-014 Corsica DL1RTL TK/OT2A Corsica EU-014 Corsica ON4HIL TM7T France EU-039 Chausey OT9Z TO2D St Barthelemy NA-146 St Barthelemy HB9EOU TO2U St Pierre & Miquelon NA-032 Miquelon OQRS UT/UA3A Ukraine EU-182 Ochakovsky UA3A UT7E/p Ukraine EU-179 Kalanch UT7EZZ UT9IO/p Ukraine EU-182 Zmeiniy UT9IO V31MX Belize NA-073 Cay Caulker LoTW V47JA St Kitts & Nevis NA-104 St Kitts LoTW; QSL via W5JON VC1X Canada NA-081 Little Tancook VE1CDD VE1AL Canada NA-010 Cape Breton VE1AL VE2DRO Canada NA-128 Coudres VE2DRO VE7RSV/p Canada NA-091 Broughton VE7RSV; QSL via (B)(d) VE8EV/p Canada NA-129 Banks VE8EV VE9GLF Canada NA-126 Johns VE9MY VE9MY Canada NA-126 Johns VE9MY VK4NM/p Australia OC-142 Fraser M0OXO VK4EI Australia OC-227 Sweers VK4SWE VK4SWE Australia OC-227 Sweers VK4SWE VR2/W8AY Hong Kong AS-006 Lamma R2AD VX2I Canada NA-128 Ile Verte VE2CQ; QSL via (B)(d) VY2TT Canada NA-029 Prince Edward K6LA W1ASB/p USA NA-136 Ram W1ASB W4O USA NA-067 Ocracoke N4YDU direct WD5IYT USA NA-092 Mustang LoTW; QSL WD5IYT (B)(d) W6UX/p USA NA-144 Anacapa W6UX WB8YJF/4 USA NA-067 Ocracoke WB8YJF; QSL via (B)(d) YE9IOTA Indonesia OC-150 Trawangan YB9BU ZV1M Brazil SA-029 Itacuruca PY1MT direct
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