The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1077
September 3, 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, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, W4VQ, KH6BZF, KD7H, N7CQQ, K8GI, K8YSE, KQ8Z, W8BBQ, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HA0HW, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK1SOW, IK7JWY, JH0MGJ, OK2BOB, ON4CIT, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, TA1HZ, VA3RJ & ICPO and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 26th-August, through Sunday, 2nd-September there were 217 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, 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, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, 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, KH8, 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, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, 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).
5V, TOGO (Update)
Wim, ON4CIT, will be active as 5V7TH from Togo (Grid Square JJ06rf) between October 26th and November 5th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. He will focus on JAs and use an Icom IC-7000 into a 6-band Broad- band hexbeam and verticals for 30/40m. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 10112, 14022, 18072, 21022, 24892 and 28025 kHz
SSB - 7070, 14190, 18132, 21292, 24972 and 28492 kHz
RTTY - 7042, 10142, 14082, 18102, 21080, 24922 and 28090 kHz
6m - 50.090/CW, 50.120/SSB and 50.200/RTTY
Wim request on SSB to PLEASE call him only using the "International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet". QSL via his home callsign, direct (2 USDs/EU and 3 USDs/US), by the Bureau, LoTW (uploaded year later) or by the ClubLog's OQRS. For more details, visit:
5X, UGANDA (Update to OPDX.1076)
Nick, G3RWF/5X1NH, announced this past week he is "considering how best to get 160 on the air as it is the only band I have not worked and reckon there must be un-met need!" He works at a community university, so this is not a DXpedition but a solo operation with plenty of time to get on the air. He is looking for help/advice in erecting a simple antenna for 160m. Nick states, "I have access to roach poles (30 footers) and can get max height of about 50 feet. No high trees locally and insufficient room for beverage antennas. Contemplating a 50 ft vertical with capacity top loading and some induction at the feed point. I will get grounding as good as possible within local constraints (small site, vehicles near the house etc). What do you think? Grateful for advice on antennas. I would only work CW - lots of experience on HF (110k QSOs from 5X on the other bands) but novice on 160 DX - advice (polite) also invited on operating." Nick's E-mail address is:
Enrico, IK2FIL, will once again be active as 6V7X from Le Calao between September 24th and October 4th. His activity will include the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??)/Low-Power entry. Operations will be on 80-10 meters using Elecraft K3 + KAT3 + KXV3 + KFL3A-400. Outside of the contest, Enrico will be on 30-10 meters RTTY only. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, by the BUREAU or direct to IK2FIL. Visit his Web page at:
7P8, LESOTHO (Update to OPDX.1051)
Donovan, ZS2DL, has finalized his team of operators and plans to arrive in Lesotho on November 21st, and leave on December 4th. Operations will possibly take place between November 23rd and December 3rd. Naturally this means they will be an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th). The callsign will 7P8D. Operators mentioned are made up of three teams:
South Africans - Donovan/ZS2DL (CW), 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. The suggested frequencies are:
Germans - Jo/DJ3CQ (CW), Chris/DL2MDU (CW) and Emil/DL8JJ (CW)
N. Americans - Frosty/K5LBU (SSB,RTTY), Keith/VE7MID (CW) and Neil/VA7DX (CW)
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 6 months after the DXpedition has ended. For more details, visit:
. Dean, 8P6SH, will be active as 8P2K during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m) entry. QSL via KU9C.
Shinichi, JA7SGV, is now active as 9J2JA from Zambia. His length of stay is unknown. Activity has been on the HF bands (30/20/17/15 meters) using CW. QSL via his home callsign.
AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS (Update)
Kuroi, JH0MGJ/AL5A, will be active as AL5A/AH0 from Saipan Island (OC-086) between September 7-9th. He informs OPDX that he will stay at the rental shack on Saipan and will operate for just several (ten) hours on 40-10 meters using a 1 kw on SSB or CW. Also, he states that he will bring his FT-817 with him and be active as AL5A/AH0/QRP several times. Kuroi states that he will be looking "for many friends who will be in the Europe". QSL via LoTW. If you want a paper QSL (if it is necessary), his QSL Manager is JA7JEC.
Operators George, KQ8Z/GM0IIO, will be active as C6AZZ from Grand Bahama Island (NA-080, WLOTA 0527, WW Loc. FL06UO) between October 24-31st. Activity will focus on 6 meters (CW, SSB, FM) if there are any band openings, otherwise on 80-10 meters, mainly CW with some SSB using his Icom 756Pro3. His activity will also include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low- Power entry. George will use a 80m OCFD antenna at 40 feet. The 20m antenna will be a full sized 20m delta loop right on the beach vertically polarized with the apex at 40 feet. QSL via KQ8Z.
CR3/CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS
German operators Helge/DG3FAW, Knut/DJ6KS and Matthias/DJ8OG will be active as CT9/homecall from AF-014 between September 4-11th. Look for Matthias/DJ8OG to be active as CR3L during the Worked All Europe DX (WAE) Contest (September 8-9th) as a Single- Op/High-Power entry. QSL CR3L via DJ6QT, all others via their home callsigns.
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
XU1A Cambodia; 1998 Operation
Bill states, "After reviewing new information, we have concluded that the XU1A documentation and operation are acceptable and sufficient and that QSLs will be accepted for DXCC. If you have had QSLs rejected please send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the list for update. (If you remember the submission in which you included the QSL please note this to expedite the search for the rejected QSO)."
DX MAGAZINE'S MOST WANTED SURVEY
Carl, N4AA, editor of "QRZ DX" and "The DX Magazine", reports to DXers: "Effective immediately the 2012 Most Wanted Survey form is available on the DX Publishing web site.
Please go to: www.dxpub.net and under the heading MOST WANTED SURVEY you will find a link to the form. Click on '2012 SURVEY'.
Several prefixes are in BOLD type. These are ones which may cause confusion due to their similarity, i.e. 3D2, VK9, VK0, etc. Please use care when marking these to be sure the correct one is counted.
There are a few shown in RED. These indicate either an addition to the list from last year or a change in the prefix (ZK2 is now E6).
There is a 'block' at the bottom of the form for you to send along any comments, or to include any country that you need which is not on the list.
Please pass the word to your friends and to any DX clubs in your area
that the survey will be available until October 15th.
Thanks for your participation. 73, Carl, N4AA"
DXPEDITION VIDEO AVAILABLE
The HK0NA Malpelo Island DXpedition DVD is now available and can be ordered online at:
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:
2012 - ID9A Strombolicchio Island (EU-017): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wreOfROfax0
2008 - VE2DXY CQWW Contest DXpedition to Zone 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg_AKj_UMnY
2008 - Ham Radio QRP DXpedition into the Needles Utah's Canyonlands:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgvyovWRd-0 (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wovL8D63REc (Part 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1oOU0eL24w (Part 3)
2003 - TX4PG Marquesas Island DXpedition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otoCP_6r70E
If 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.
E5, NORTH COOK ISLANDS
Andy/AB7FS (E51AND) and his XYL Kathy are still (as they call it) stranded on Palmerston Atoll (OC-124), North Cook Islands, possibly until September 16th or 17th. It does not sound like the couple is having a good time there. Andy states, "I have minimal equipment with me and there are no stores or supplies on island so it is 'make do with what we have!'." He is operating under a solar charged battery power for his FT857D into a Snowdonia Radio Co. SRCX80 5m vertical, and for CW he is using a hand key and paper logging in a school exercise book.
He states, "Life on island is COMPLETELY different from anything one might experience in the U.S. or Europe and operating is interrupted by things like the battery being used to pump water, the social demands of my host family, a visit from the island secretary . . . ." To read his complete report, go to (QRZ.com) under E51AND. QSL via AB7FS.
E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS
Rudi, ZL2KBR, will be active as E51KBR from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between November 12-19th. Activity will be holiday style on 20-10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via ZL2KBR.
Members of the Puskas Tivadar Radio Aamateur Club (HA5KHC) will be active as HG1912PTTT from Budapest between now and September 30th. Activity is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the "Puskas Tivadar" Telecommunications Technical High School. Operations will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via HA5AUC by the HA QSL Bureau. Visit the club's Web page at:
EU-052. Dirk, ON5CT, will be active as SV8/ON5CT/P from Corfu Island (Greek IOTA INS-042) between September 4-18th. Activity will be on 20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using SSB and RTTY (preferred). QSL via LoTW or eQSL. NO PAPER QSL.
NA-124. (Update) Operators Felix/XE2I, Saul/XE2HQI, Tony/XE2HVF, Enrique/XE2AA, Fred/KG6HGK, Craig/XE2HWJ, Ana/XE2IHA, Jose/ KD6AFA and Manuel/XE2HUQ will be active as XF1F from San Francisco Island between October 7-13th. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. The team will use Hexbeams for HF bands and wires for lower bands. QSL via XE2HUQ.
OC-233. Scott, VK7HVK, will once again be active as VK7HVK/p from his holiday home on Bruny Island between September 9-14th (pending repairs to the tower). His activity is usually 20 meter SSB. QSL via his home callsign direct (see (QRZ.com)).
OC-271. (New One!) Joppy, YB8XM, and possibly another operator will be active as YB8XM/6 from Babar Island between November 1-6th. QSL via YB9BU. Look for more details to be forthcoming.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (September 3-9th)
Sep/03rd AN Sep/06th HN Sep/08th HN Sep/04th AN Sep/07th AN-HN Sep/09th AN-HN Sep/05th 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=6-9 100-400KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Yuriy, N2TTA, will be active as KP2MM during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW. For more details, see:
NH8, SWAINS ISLANDS
Two members of the 19 international NH8S DXpedition team, Joe/W8GEX and Dietmer/DL3DXX, arrived on American Samoa late Thursday evening to coordinate last minute details. The reminder of the team will arrive in Pago Pago late Monday evening, September 3rd. They anticipate leaving for Swains Island on Tuesday morning for the 24 hour boat trip. Since the equipment is already there, they should be able to get right to work on erecting the antennas and setting up stations. They are anxious to get on the air and will be active as soon as possible.
Joe, W8GEX, mentions in his "60m Newsletter" this week that [edited] "This tent/generator operation will start around September 6th, and last until September 18th. I'll be on channel 5 when I am on, unless I have QRN and then I'll move the channel 4. It will take a few days after the operation has started before I think about getting on 60 meters. San, K5YY, will be my pilot station, and he will keep you posted on my activities. I plan to look for Europe around 0400z during their sunrise. I think the best time for NA should be between 0900z to 1100z. If you don't hear me, feel free to call me as we may just be monitoring the channel. Keep in mind I have my regular three hour shift to perform on the other bands, and I'll work you guys in between. I'll try to have Jerry, WB9Z, who's a great op and knows the 60m band, help me out. Please give your call many times in order for us to get your call. I will have a beverage so that will be helpful on receive. I am using a vertical I have made, and our propagation charts says we should be able to work NA East coast at S3 levels. Let's hope this is the case to get some W1s and W2s in the log."
More details on the NH8S operation, see the Web site:
LAST MINUTE NH8S UPDATE BEFORE GOING TO PRINT:
The weather was absolutely gorgeous on Swains Island for off loading the cargo and David's crew. They arrived on Saturday afternoon, August 25, 2012, and had enough tide for the landing craft to off load most of the fuel, supplies, and David and his crew. They immediately set up a couple of tents at the beach for shading while awaiting supplies from the ship. Then Sunday morning at high tide they off loaded the rest of the cargo. The MV. Sili departed Swains Sunday @ Noon, and arrived Pago Pago early Monday morning August 27, 2012.
Hands down, the star of the show was this old landing craft that was specially repaired for this operation. It was able to take all the cargo fuel and passengers all the way to the beach with about 5 trips. David and his crew are currently clearing areas to construct stations, sleeping quarters and restroom facilities. Since the arrival of Team Leader Joe Pater And Dietmar Kasper, David has been working with Joe on specific station Locations on the island.
Everything is in place and the SWAINS ISLAND 2012 NH8S DXPEDITION is shaping up. We are finalizing our food supplies and await the arrival of the rest Of the Team set for Monday night, September 3, 2012. Then the Team and cooks will depart for Swains by noon September 4, 2012. The only other thing that will make this more exciting is if the Team members will bring with them all their “McGaiver Tricks” for 2 week survival on a remote island like Swains Island. Oh I hope everyone likes fish because the fish is really biting, and the reef is full of lobsters.
- Alex Jennings"
To see the NH8S Press Release with pictures, visit the NODXA FaceBook page at:
PACIFIC TOUR (5W, KH8 and Possibly ZK3)
Opertaors John/N7CQQ and Ron/N6XT are on an exploratory trip to American Samoa (KH8), Western Samoa (5W0) and possibly Tokelau (ZK3). They depart the West Coast USA on Thursday, August 30th, for Pago Pago, American Samoa, via Honolulu, Hawaii. John and Ron will be in American Samoa to see the Swains expedition group off from American Samoa. During the 30 day trip to the Samoa area, John and Ron hope to get permission to visit Tokelau for two weeks. Their equipment will be shipped to Samoa via US Postal Service to Pago Pago, American Samoa. They will take a flight from American Samoa to Apia, Western Samoa. They hope to find the Tokelau Visitors center open on Saturday where they hope to get permission to visit Tokelau. They will return to American Samoa to get their gear, see the Swains guys off and take a ferry either to Tokelau or back to Western Samoa. If all else fails, they will set up shop in Western Samoa to operate and continue to try to get permission to visit Tokelau. Western Samoa has a few islands that they might visit during their stay.
John hopes to get his old 5W0QQ callsign and Ron will get his special 5W callsign. They also might operate from American Samoa during late September while they await their flight home. John and Ron will both be using ICOM IC 7000 transceivers with SteppIR BIG Vertical antennas. They will construct wire antennas for 80 and possibly 160 meters. They might have access to an amplifier on Western Samoa, as John, N7CQQ, is taking two 3-500z tubes to Atsuo Sakuma, 5W1SA, the only Ham at Western Samoa. Support for this mini expedition was received from SteppIR Antennas, ICOM America, The DX Store, and Radio World of Boulder City, Nevada. QSL to Ron and John via their (QRZ.com) home callsign addresses.
PC12, NETHERLANDS (Special Event)
Fred, PA0FAW, will be operating PC12WSF between September 3-30th. Activity will take place during the World Statues Festival in Arnhem. Operations will be on CW, SSB and PSK etc. Fred has the reference numbers: DIG1487, ISWL PA-11092 and WAB-11722. QSL via PA0FAW, direct, by the Bureau or EQSL (NO LoTW and SWLs are welcome). More details will be on (QRZ.com).
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated Setember 2nd) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4L1MA via ON4RU HF50ZST via SP3POW SV8/IK0BZY via IK0BZY 5Q4B via OZ5EV (d) HG1912PTTT via HA5AUC SV9/DJ3MY/P via DJ3MY 8P/J88CG via J88CG HL2/KA8U via JS1KQQ SZ1SV via SV1SV 9A/DJ5MJ via DJ5MJ HS0ZKS via K7BV T6SM via DL3ASM 9H3KB via DL5NUA HZ1DS via DJ9ZB TF4X via G3SWH 9J2JA via JA7SGV J28UC via F5RQQ UE40MD via UA4LU 9M2DVR via JF3DVR KH0XH via JE1XUZ UK8GBL via RW6HS (d) CO6LC via EA5GL KH0XW via JQ2WTT V44KAI via W5TFW CO8LY via EA7ADH NH7O via EA5GL VI4WIP50 via VK4WIP CX2BR via EA5GL OE/HA3HK/P via HA3HK YP3A via YO3ND EG5VCE via EA7HBC OH7KA via OH3KAV YP5A via YO5KUC EG6SDC via EA1AUM OJ0KA via OH3KAV YV1FPT via EA5GL EM4IFF via US5IQ OZ/DL6LZM via DL6LZM YV5KAJ via EA5KB G8T via G4SHF S555E via S50E ZS6/IW5ELA via IW5ELA GX0ROC via G0ROC SN0LED via SP3OL HC2SL via HD2A SV5/DL7YS/P via DL7YS (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTWOLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 10000 old QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site contains:
- The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2004 to 2011) with more than 300 QSLsThe URL address for the Web site is:
- At least one card for each 60 deleted DXCC countries (more than 1400+ QSLs) - Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more than 3600+ 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 130 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 ROUTE CHANGE Khalid, A61BK, has decided to manage his own cards.
As of August 20th, all cards for Khalid should now go direct to him at his new (QRZ.com) address. Buzz, NI5DX, will no longer be confirming any cards for A61BK. However, he will answer any A61BK cards that arrive in the next Bureau shipment to NI5DX. After this shipment, no A61BK cards will be confirmed via the Bureau either.
Effective immediately, also NI5DX will no longer be answering requests for any of the special event callsigns (A60HD, A60A, A60JJ, A60ITU, A60WARD, and A60DWC). Please check QRZ.com to see the QSL route.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5C13KD, 5C5W, 6O0CW, 7O6T, 7S0X, 9A5AN, 9J2CA, 9M0L, 9V1YC, A45XR, A61BK, A61ZX, A92IO, AP2IA, BD4CQ, CE2/VE7SV, CE2WZ, CN8KD, CT3DZ, DU3/N0QM, F4GQY, F8AEJ, FK/F4BKV, FK8DD, FP/VA2WA, G4GIR, G4ZOY, GM3YOR, GM3YTS, GO3NPA, HK0NA, HP1/IQ6CC, HU2DX, IK6DTB, IZ2GRG, JH0INP, KH2L, KH6ND/KH5, MD0CCE, MM0BQN, NI1N, OV2B, PC4U, PJ4/LU8ADX, PJ5/K3TRM, PJ5/SP6EQZ, PJ7PT, PT7ZZ, PZ5RA, RI1ANF, RX3AGD, SP5APW, SP7ATA, SQ9OH, TF3PPN, TI2HAS, TN2T, TO3X, TY1KS, UA3LLR, UT5JCE, UU1AZ, VE8GER, VK7ZE, WL7E, XE2S, YB0MZI/4, YB0NFL, YB1HK, YB2LSR, YB3OX, YV5KAJ and ZD9GI
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3DA0FC, 3D2MP, 3D2T, 6O0CW, 9K2/SP4R, 9L0W, C50C, CP4BT, D3AA, FM/F6ARC, FR4NT, FR8NE, H6VA, J20RR, J28RO, J68HZ, JD1BMH, KL7RCC/p, OX/DL3GCS, P41HQ, T2T, TU2T, UI8ZAA, VP2ETE, VR2XMT and YN4SU
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3B9WR, 3C0E, 3D2A, 3D2ML, 3V8SM, 4KT9W, 5N0OCH, 5R8WW, 5W0OJ, 6W1RW, 6W2SC, 7Z1HL, 9A1MB, 9L5MS, 9M2TO, 9M8DX, 9U0A, 9U1RSI, 9X0CW, 9X0SP, 9Y4HQ, A25/DL7DF, A35AY, A6/DL9WVM, B1HQ, BV9G, BX4AA, CT3/DJ6QT, CT9/DL3KWF, DP1POL, E21YDP, EL2A, FG5NO, FJ/OS1T, FS/F8PDR, FS/F5AHO, HB0/HB9AON, HP1/OA4WW, HU2DX, IG9U, IF9E, IM0/IK0FMB, IS0ANT, IS0BNC, IS0ESG/QRP, IS0SWW, J28A, J79AN, JT1GCV, JW5X, JW9VDA, OD5/DL6SN, OX2A, P29VCX, P4/DK1MM, P41HQ, PJ4C, PP0T, S9DX, SV5/DL2DXA, T32JB, TA/DL7BC, TC2012WKD, TC57A, TF/DL3SEM, TG9IRP, TK4W, TN2T, TO7ZG, TX3T, TX4T, TX6T, TX7M, TY4TW, V21ZG, V5/DJ2HD, V5/DH3WO, VK9C/G6AY, VP2MTA, VP6T, VP8LP, XE3MAYA, XV4SP, XV4YY, YJ0VK, ZA1TC, ZD7XF, ZL1BYZ, ZL6LH, ZL8X and ZY0T
Operators Luca/I5IHE, Simone/IK5RUN and Dan/I5OYY will be active as S79LC, S79UN and S79YY, respectively, from Praslin (AF-024) between October 21st and November 4th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Equipment will be a Elecraft K2 and KX3 transceiver into home made 5 band vertical antenna (on the beach) and a G5RV. QSL via their home callsign, direct only or LoTW. Online logs will be available at:
Martin, DL3ASM, is now active as T6SM from ISAF Camp Marmal, Mazari Sharif, until the end of November. Activity has been on 20/17/15/10 meters using CW (preferred) and SSB. He is operating with an Icom IC7000 with 75 watts into a 7m Vertical antenna. QSL via his home callsigns.
TC, TURKEY (LH Op!)
Members of the "TC Special Wireless Activity Team" (TCSWAT) and the "Giresun Radio Amateurs and Nature Sports Club" (GITRAD) continued to activate lighthouses in Turkey this past weekend for their "Western Blacksea Lighthouses On The Air (WEBLOTA) Award". The next and last operations for this award will take place in September. In mid- September look for TC6GLH from Sinop Gerze Lighthouse and the last activation will be TC2ZLH from Zonguldak Lighthouse at the end of Sep- tember. QSL via TA1HZ (please do not hurry to send for QSL cards, they will be printed at the end of January 2013). For more details about the lighthouses award, visit:
TI, COSTA RICA
Operators Juan/TI2JCY, Carlos/TI2KAC, Mauricio/TI4ZM, Eddie/K4UN, Bob/W4BW, Keith/W4KTR and Lex/W4XO will be active as TI8M from Costa de Pajaros, located in the North West Pacific Coast from Costa Rica, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. Look for activity before, after and during the contest on 160-10 meters. QSL via route on (QRZ.com).
TT8, CHAD (Update to OPDX.1072)
Members of the "Italian Dxpedition Team" will be active as TT8TT from N'Djamena between October 3-16th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are listed in OPDX.1072. Operators mentioned are Alfeo/I1HJT, Silvano/I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA and Stefano/IK2HKT. The pilot station is Art/IK7JWY. The team will pay particular attention to Japan and the West Coast, as Chad is 40th and 23rd, respectively in the world ranking of the most wanted. 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:
V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS
Rick, WH0AI (ex-T32AI), is currently active from Kwajalein Island (OC-028) from the Kwajalein Amateur Radio Club station and using the club callsign V73AX. Activity has been on 20/15/10 meters at various times using CW and SSB. Rob, KD7H, had a CW QSO with him, and was told by Rick to QSL via his WH0AI (QRZ.com) address, but PLEASE use "green stamps" to help with return postage instead of IRCs. Apparently, his wife is having a problem exchanging IRCs for the return postage. Rick will be on Kwajalein for a while working and is trying to obtain a "V73" callsign (he has requested V73AI) which he hopes to have within several days. Also, Rick plans to be active during the upcoming contest season.
Operators Franta/OK1HH and Bob/OK2BOB will be active as ZA/homecall between September 12-20th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns.
ZD9, TRISTAN DA CUNHA (Update)
Operators Martin/G3ZAY and Robert/M0VFC will be active as ZD9UW from Tristan da Cunha possibly on September 27th for 7 days. They will leave Cape Town on September 20th, for a seven day trip (depending on the wx) aboard the "Baltic Trader". Activity is not expected to be on all bands because of the time they have. Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW shortly after their operation (or during, if an Internet connection is available). QSL cards will be handled by an OQRS, direct to M0VFC, or via E-mail for Bureau requests. For more details and updates, visit their Web page at:
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