The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1114
June 3, 2013
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/Web Page, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, NJ1Q & W1AW, K2PF, KH2AR/W4, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, WA4DAN, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, K9HZ, W9ILY, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DS4NYE, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK1SOW, IK7JWX, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PS7AB, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, UN6QC, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE7DP 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-May, through Sunday, 2nd-June there were 233 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, 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, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, 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, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8
* 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).
Just a reminder that by the time you read this Harry, AA2WN, will be active as 3D2WN from Fiji until June 7th. The main purpose of the trip is scuba diving, but he will be active when he is not diving. Activity will be mostly on 20 and 17 meters using CW, SSB and possibly some digital modes. He will use an IC706MKII with 100 watts into a dipole. QSL via AA2WN and LoTW.
Bernard, F9IE, is now active as F9IE/CT7 from Algarve (WW Loc. IM67ge), Portugal. He has worked a few UK stations and is running 100 watts to a dipole inverted Vee, apex 6 / 7m . He'll be there for about 2 weeks. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 5405 and 5373 kHz
SSB - 5403.5 and 5371.5 kHz
Luc, F5RAV, will once again be active as 6V7T from Le Calao Resort, La Somome, between October 9-17th. He will be operating from Jean-Francois, 6W7RV, QTH. Activity will be on SSB and PSK31, and on 40-10 meters (including 17 and 12m with a dipole only). A side trip to N'gor Island (AF-045) is planned for three days during this period. QSL via only direct to his home callsign. See details on QRZ.com. Also, visit his BLOG page at:
Hans, PB2T, will be active as 9G5AA from Ghana between June 2-7th. Bands and modes of activity were not provided.
PLEASE NOTE: The callsign 9G5AA was reissued to PB2T in 2013 - previous operations were all by members of the Voodoo Contest Group. QSL only via PB2T.
Kiyo, JR1IZM/9X0AM, is once again back in Kigali because of his work. However, his QSL Manager JO1CRA states there may not be any operations due to his work load.
C8, MOZAMBIQUE (Update)
An international team of operators will be active as C82DX from Xai Xai (WW Loc KG64) between October 15-22nd. Operators mentioned are Doug/N1DG, Tom/N4XP, Jose/CT1EEB, Franz/DJ9ZB, Max/I8NHJ, Mike/N6MZ, Ray/N9JA, Dave/WB4JTT, Charles/W6OAT, Chris/ZS6EZ (C92Z), Tjerk/ZS6P (C91TJL) and Christian/ZS6RI. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are: CW - 1826.5, 3523, 5405, 7023, 10103, 14023, 18079, 21023, 24894 and 28023 kHz SSB - 3790, 5403.5, 7082, 14185, 18140, 21285, 24955 and 28485 kHz RTTY - 3580, 7035, 10142, 18099, 21080, 24912 and 28080 kHz 6M - 50107/CW and 50107/SSB
No QSL route has been mentioned yet. According to their Web page (which is now functional) on May 29th: "In October a group of experienced DX operators will endeavor to put as many of you into our log on 160 and 80 meters as possible. We will operate on the HF bands during daylight hours, but our purpose is to meet the large demand on the aforementioned bands. Please visit this website as the operation gets closer for further details." The C82DX Web page is now available at:
CY0, SABLE ISLAND
Murray, WA4DAN, informs OPDX: ""The CY0P DXpedition team is pleased to announce that Rick, AI5P, has joined the team. Rick has operated from more than 70 DXCC countries and adds a second CW operator to the team. The CY0P DXpedition is scheduled for October 1-11th. Pre- parations are right on schedule. The team has received three new mono-band yagi antennas for the effort. Gary, VE1RGB, ordered all new coaxial cables and will be testing those this summer".
DXCC NEWS (1984 DXpedition Approved)
The ARRL has finally granted DXCC credit for contacts made with the TI9CCC expedition to Cocos Island in 1984./(Source: CQ Magazine Email Received May 31 2013)
FY, GUYANA (Possible IOTA Op)
Christian, F5UII, wil be active as FY/F5UII from the radio club station FY5KE in Kourou City between June 5-14th. Activity will be on the HF bands on SSB. He suggests to look for him during the weekday mornings about 1000-1100z and after 2100z. Possibly during the weekend of June 8-9th, Christian will try be active from Royale Islands (SA-020)with a multiband wire antenna which will allow him to be active on 80-10 meters SSB. This activity is not yet certain. For more details and updates, visit:
H44, SOLOMON ISLANDS (IOTA Op/Update to OPDX.1103/1104/1105)
Just a reminder that by the time you read this, operators Ralph/5W0W/H44RK and Maggie/H44MK (the only local YL Ham from Sikiana) will switch their callsigns to H44IOTA for their upcoming IOTA tour which has started on June 1st. Operators Stan/SQ8X, Dom/SQ9KWW and Tom/WL7HP will join them. Current activity is on Liapari (OC-149). The tentative dates for each island is as follows, but may vary due to the nature of the tour. Here is their announced schedule:
June 1-4th - Liapari Island (OC-149) "now on!!"** Of special interest to IOTA chasers is Stewart Island (OC-285) having NEVER been activated.
June 6-8th - Russell Islands (OC-168)
June 10-13th - Florida Islands (OC-158)
June 17-24th - Stewart Island (OC-285) **
July 1-7th - Nendo Island (OC-100)
July 9-12th - Vanikolo/Utupua (OC-163) July 14-16th - Reef Islands (OC-065)
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. See OPDX.1104 for frequencies. All QSL requests are via QSL Manager Rex Turvin, NR6M. For updates it is suggested to watch:
HK0/S, SAN ANDRES ISLAND
Members of the "DX Friends" will activate San Andres Island (NA-033) sometime at the end of October. Operators mentioned are Alberto/EA1SA, Toni/EA5RM (Team Leader), Roberto/EA2RY, Manolo/EA7AJR, Jose/EA7KW, Fabrizio/IN3ZNR, Alain/F6ENO, Tony/F8ATS, Bernard/F9IE and Valery/RG8K. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, with at least 4 stations on at the same time on different bands and modes. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1824, 3524, 7004, 10104, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHzAs of press time, no callsign has been announced. QSL via EA5RM direct (see Web page). You can use the OQRS (see Web page) for direct and Bureau cards. More details should be forthcoming. Visit their Web page at:
SSB - 1845, 3780, 7065/7160, 14195, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28494 kHz
RTTY - 7035, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24921 and 28080 kHz
6m - 50105/CW and 50115/SSB
AS-008. Take, JI3DST, will be active as JI3DST/1 from Shikine Shima (WLOTA 2267, JCG-3210) between July 26-29th. Activity will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th. Take might also use the callsign JI3DST/JI1 during his stay on the island. QSL via his home callsign by the Bureau (pre- ferred). For more details and updates, visit his Blog page at:
AS-085. (Update) Members from the Korea Contest Club will be active as D85C from Chongsan Island (WLOTA 1602, HLFF-015) between June 6-9th. Operators mentioned are Jeon/DS1EVQ, Han/DS2GOO, Park/DS3GLW, Rew/DS4NYE, Yang/DS4CDA, Kang/HL1CR, Rocky/HL1VAU and a few others. Look for some operators to possibly sign homecall/4 for private objects (QSL via their home callsign). QSL D85C via DS4NYE, by the Bureau or direct. No eQSL. They will update log daily to ClubLog. For more information and possible updates, visit:
AS-146. Ma, BA4MY, will be active as B4/BA4MY from Jiming Dao Island (WLOTA 2489) in the Chengshan Jiao area, Weihai Prefecture, Shandong Province, China, between July 21-29th. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes, but will also include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) using the callsign BY4IB. QSL both callsigns via BA4EG, direct or by the Bureau. Also, QSL via LoTW or eQSL.
EU-043. Operators Pierre/SB6A, Rolf/SM6IQD, Sten/SM6MIS, Rick/SM6U,
Tomas/SM6XMY and Janne/SM6YOF will be active as 7S6W from
Vinga Island (WLOTA 1517, SMFF-3495, SWA-163) between June
6-9th. They plan to have 3 stations on the air, and they
will focus on the higher bands.
PLEASE NOTE: All QSL backlogs from last year's operation has been taken care of this spring. QSL via SM6MIS, by the Bureau is preferred. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. For information and updates, visit:
EU-051. Operators Stefano/IK6JRI, Fred/IK7JWX, Vincenzo/IZ8LFI, Leopoldo/I8LWL and Davide/IT9DFI will be active as IE9/IK6JRI from Ustica Island (WW. Loc. JM68OQ) between July 24-29th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th), but before and after the contest look for operations on 30/17/12 meters digital modes and 6 meter SSB. QSL via IK6JRI, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-066. Victor, UA1OEY, will be active as UA1OEY/p from the Solovetsky Islands between June 3-13th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-076. German operators Georg/DL3YAT, Andy/DL5AND, Vincent/DL6II and Ben/DO1BEN will use the Norwegian Ringsjoen Contest Club (RCC) callsign LA5O from Austvågøy Island (part of Lofoten Island Group and located in front of north Norwegian coast) between June 8-14th. Activity will be on all HF bands and possibly 60 meters. QSL via DO1BEN, by the Bureau (preferred) or direct. QSL also via LoTW, HRDLog, Clublog and eQSL. For more details see:
EU-128. Jan-Henrik, DG8HJ, will be active as homecall/p from Fehmarn Island (DID O-001, WLOTA 0637) between July 6-21st. Activity will be on the HF bands, propagation allowing. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau
EU-171. Tom, DL4VM, will be active as OZ/DL4VM from Vendsyssel-Thy/ Nordjylland Island (DIA NJ-001) between now and June 15th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
NA-144. Bodo, DF8DX, will be active as KT3Q/6 from Anacapa Island (USI CA-002S, WLOTA 1300, WWFF KFF-014, Ventura County, CA) between July 19-21st. Activity will be on the HF bands, CW only, using 100 watts into a vertical antenna. QSL via DF8DX, by the Bureau or direct.
NA-181. Operators Klaus/VE7KDU and Frank/VE7DP will try to activate the Estevan Islands as homecall/7 between June 7-9th. The operation will take place from a sheltered cove on Barnard Island; it is located about 80 miles west/south-west of the nearest accessible town. Reaching their destination will depend on local weather and sea conditions. They will be active on 30-15 meters using CW and SSB. A brief activity (less than 24 hours) from one of the qualifying islands in the NA-061 group, immediately before or after NA-181 is also a possibility.
OC-109. Operators John/YB5NOF and Anton/YB5QZ plan to activate Natuna Selatan between October 18-21st (tentative dates). Callsign is to be announced later. More details are forthcoming.
OC-122. Operators John/YB5NOF and Anton/YB5QZ plan to activate Tambelan Island between November 15-18th (tentative dates). Callsign is to be announced later. More details are forthcoming.
SA-047. Members of the CMDXGroup will be active as PR5C Mel Island between October 26-30th. Operators mentioned are Alex/PP5ALE, Martins/PU5UAI, Evan/PU5SVE, Anadre/PY5EW, Fabio/PY5FAB, Jose/PY5JAP, Arthur/PY5VC, Joe/PY5XH and Junior PY5ZW. Activity will be on 160/80/40/20/15/10/6 meters using CW and SSB. They will have four radios (1x FT2000 and 3x FT897D) with three 700w amps. QSL direct to PU5SVE. All QSOs will be confirmed via LoTW and eQSL. For more details and updates, visit:
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For June)
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of June 2013:
GX4BJC/A - Operated from Great Missenden, in Buckinghamshire, by John, G8XTJ (ISWL Vice President). (WAB Square SP80 - England, IOTA EU-005 and WLOTA LH-1841)ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL info is on www.iswl.org.uk or www.qrz.com or via www.eQSL.cc
MX1SWL/A - Operated /A from Hartford, in Cambridgeshire, by Tom, G3RPV. (/A WAB Square TL27 - England, IOTA EU-005 and WLOTA LH-1841)
NO LoTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see www.iswl.org.uk for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for their awards.
J6, ST. LUCIA
Bill, K9HZ, will once again be active as J68HZ from his villa at Labrelotte Bay, Castries, St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA L-1336) between June 8-22nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. There will be a special emphasis on 160 and 80 meters on all modes. His equipment will consist of an Elecraft K3, a 3 element beam for 20-6 meters and wire antennas for 160-30 meters. QSL via his home callsign. He does use the LoTW and eQSL.
ADDED NOTE: Bill is working towards his WAS on several modes and bands, so he prefers cards.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (June 3-9th)
. Jun/03rd AN Jun/06th AN Jun/08th AN Jun/04th AN Jun/07th AN Jun/09th AN Jun/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 (Update to OPDX.1110)
Marc, ON7SS/OO9O, will be active as LX/OO9O from Dillingen between June 17-20th June. Activity will be focused on 30 meters CW and PSK. QSL via the Bureau, eQSL and LoTW.
Armin, DL1DI, will be active as PJ4D from Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) between June 22nd and July 10th. He will be there on holiday. Look for more details to be forthcoming.
PS2013, BRAZIL (Special Event)
Look for special event station PS2013CCB to be active between June 15-30th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Operations are to celebrate the FIFA Confederations Cup Brasil event. QSL via PS7AB, only via the Bureau, LoTW, EQSL or Bureau E-mail request firstname.lastname@example.org
. SWL request are welcome. Please, " NOT " direct QSL.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For May 26th and June 2nd) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4L8A via K1BV HI3/N2YDD via N2YDD PJ6A via N4NX 4O7TC via UA3TCJ (d) HI3EPR via ON4IQ R13EPC via RA4UDC 7X5KBS via EA7FTR HL2ZBD/3 via JK3IJQ R230CF via RK6AX 7X5QB via EA7FTR HP1/IQ6CC via IZ4SUC R2013FF via RX3F 8S0HRA via SK0QO I/HB9ETM/P via IZ1MLV (d) RA4HKM/0 via RW4HW 9A5D via 9A1BHI IB9T via IT9TQH RN3F via UA3DQK 9A7T via 9A2EU ID9/DD0VR via DD0VR RT27WW via RT4RO 9A203GS via 9A5F II0FTC via IQ0FB SC3N via EA8CN A65BD via G5LP II1IASR via IZ5JLF SD7SUB via SM7EYO B7M via BG7LHY II1ITR via IQ1LM SJ0X via SM6JSM BY5CD via BD4HF II4BTK via IQ4FE SJ2W via SM2LIY (L/d) CE3CT via EA5KB II5CC via IZ4SUC SK3W via SM5DJZ CR3A via EA5GL IQ2BG via IK2AHB SN5X via SP5XVY CR3L via DJ6QT IT9/N0TG via N0TG SV/DH7IF/P via DH7IF CR5OIT via CT1FHI (d) J28NC via F5RQQ SV3/SV1NN via SV1NN CS2C via OK1RF JT1E via JT1DA SV8/DK6SX via DK6SX CS5DFG via CS5NRA (d) JW/DK8FD via DK8FD T32AZ via KH6QJ CT7/CU3EJ/P via CU3EJ JW7XM via LA7XM TA1/JH0CJH via JH0CJH DT60US via WX8C K8F via W8CDB TA7/R3GM via RA1QQ ED1R via EC1KR KH2L via W3HNK TC7C via RA1QQ EE8X via W2GR LV6E via AI6V TM0R via F5GGL EF5A via EA5DY LY6A via LY2BM TM6ENO via F6ENO EF8M via UA3DX LZ7O via LZ1ONK TM6JUN via F6KFW EG4URT via EA4FXF LZ9EPC via LZ1NJS TM50QF via F6KSU EG5SUB via EA5HEW LZ1534GWS via LZ1KCP UA9FAR via EA7FTR EG8CRC via EA8CUG M3W via G4FAL UF6VW via R3DO EG9CGM via EA9AY MM/IZ5JMX/P via IZ5JMX UN5J via W3HNK or RW6HS (d) EH2URD via EA2URD MM3N via GM4SID UN9GD via DL8KAC EI0W via EI9GTB N5E via AD5WB UT7U via UT7UV EJ/G7SQW via G7SQW NP2KW via EB7DX UZ0U via UY5ZZ EJ/ON4TA/P via ON4TA NP3A via WD8CW UZ2M via US0LW EK0W via EK8AA OF3I via OH3BHL (d) VE3/WB8BZK via WB8BZK EO7U via UY2UA OK/US3LX via US3LX VE9MCC via VE9HF ER3WFF via ER3GS OL7C via OK1KVK WW2IND via W9IH ER6A via ER1LW OM60DAT via OM4CI YN3M via W0MM ES4UY via UY5ON OP7V via ON7VA YO3KIA via YO3JR FG4NN via NI5DX OZ/DL2GLA via DL2GLA YT4W via YU1DW FK8CE via LZ1JZ OZ/DM5MA/P via DM5MA ZB54FK via ZB2FK HG3IPA via HA3JB P3N via RW3RN ZD8KFC via NI5DX HG3M via HA3MY P4/W1XP via W1XP ZW7R via PR7ZAJ HG8U via HA8RM PI4DX via PD1DX ZX5J via AI4U (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW onlyQSL EM68J via LoTW. Direct QSLs via K2PF or OQRS ClubLog, and Bureau QSL via UU2JQ. This was a special event station to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the victory in the great Patriotic War.
NEW LoTW Software Available (Update): As of May 30th, TQSL 1.14.1 is now ready to download. For more details and the download for the fixed version, go to: http://www.arrl.org/logbook-of-the-world
The GoList reports: "Buzz, NI5DX, is now the QSL Manager for Tim, 5R8Z. Tim is a missionary in Madagascar and has very limited internet service. He has been uploading his log to LoTW when internet service allowed but had not been sending printed cards because of the cost involved and postal difficulties from Madagascar. Tim will return to South Carolina for 6 months beginning in June. During that time he will try to get his paper log transferred into a computer log program. This will take some time as it is not at the top of his priority list while home. Buzz and Tim will also design a card that will be printed by UX5UO."
The GoList reports: "Buzz, NI5DX, is now the QSL Manager for Iwan, YE1NZ. Iwan, whose home call is W7NZ, will be working in Indonesia for Marriott for at least 2 years. He will forward his past logs to Buzz immediately. Iwan has some QSL cards he is presently using. If the cost to ship a supply to Texas is not too expensive, he will send some to Buzz. If that costs too much, the two will design a new card that will have to be printed. It will take about 6 weeks before Buzz has cards in hand to reply to requests."
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5B75FOC, 5W1SA, 9M2TO, AX7CW, FS/G3SXW, GS4FOC, HK3C, HK3W, JA2FJP, JA7BME, KH6LC, OF3I, OX3LX, P29NO, PJ7MF, RA0FF, RA6HJA, RA/KE5JA, RA/WX8C, T8CW, VK6DXI, VP2MRV, Z81X and ZM4M
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3D2GC, 6V7S, A3EAQ, CW90A, D4C, EP3SMH, FR4NT, H44G, H44MY, H70ORO, JX9JKA, LU5FC, PT0S, T2GM, T2YL and V63MY
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 6W/DL2RMC and HR5/NQ5W
TN5, REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Once again in close cooperation between the DAGOE Foundation, Mercy Ships and 4 Dutch radio amateurs, planning is being done for a DXpedition to Republic of Congo. The Team will stay in Pointe Noire between September 28th and October 11th. This is the group's fourth such operation/project.
For their previous projects in Liberia (5L2MS), Benin (TY1MS) and Sierra Leone (9L5MS) the team was very honored and proud to be rewarded in 2013 for their achievements with the Yasme Excellence Award 2012.
The team will use the callsign TN5MS for this coming activity. Operators mentioned are: Arie/PA3A (CW/SSB), Ad/PA8AD (CW/SSB), Arie/PA3AN (SSB/RTTY) and Marian/PD1AEG. Activity will probably be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
The equipment consists of 3 transceivers and linears. The antennas are verticals for 160-30m and beams for 20-10m. For 160m and 80m extra receiving antennas will be used to improve station reception capability. If conditions allow it and permission is received, they will try to activate 6m. They take special care to listen for remote locations and small stations. The goal of the team is to work as many different stations as possible in the different modes.
All donations and surplus from the QSL will be transferred to the Mercy Ships Charity Project. QSL via PA3AWW, by the Bureau or direct (see info on the Web page). Also, QSLs can be requested with a donation via the OQSL request service on the Web page. LoTW will be uploaded 6 months after the DX- pedition when logs are checked. The team is not using eQSL for answering QSL. For more details and updates, visit their Web page at:
TU5, IVORY COAST
Dim, F5SWB, will be active as TU5DF from Port-Bouët, Abidjan, starting at the end of June through sometime in October. Activity will be on HF bands, mostly on CW but also on SSB and PSK31 sometimes. QSL via F5SWB. Please include 2 USDs and a SAE to cover mail costs for direct QSL coming from outside of Europe. Please include 1 USD and a SAE to cover mail costs for direct QSLs inside Europe.
Members of the Traveling Radio Amateurs Group are planning to travel to the mountains of Zailiysky Alatau between June 7-8th. The expedition to the "Mountains of Kazakhstan" is the first in Kazakhstan activation mountains «Class E» (peaks altitude from 4000m and more) pursuant to the" Kazakhstan Mountain Award" program. The callsign UP44WFF will be used by operators Arthur/UN6QC, Sergey/ UN6GAO, Victor/UN7GIT and possible other operators. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, by the Bureau or direct (see QRZ.com). The goal of the expedition is to activate the following references:
WMA/UNM-043 - Amangeldy peak, altitude 4010? above sea level (NEW ONE)For more details, check out the following Web links:
WFF/UNFF-005 - Ile-Alatau national Park
WRA/UNR-048 - river Malaya Almatinka
KDA: Q-12 - Karasai district
WW Loc. - MN83MC
VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
By the time you read this Kevin, K6TOP, will once again be active as VP2V/K6TOP from Tortola, British Virgin Islands (NA-023), until June 6th. Activity will be limited (family vacation) using an ICOM 706 MKII with 100 watts into a 40m vertical, 20/15/10 multiband dipole. Operations will be CW almost exclusively. Operating hours are typically 0100-0300z and 1000-1200z due to family commitments. QSLs via LoTW preferred, log will be uploaded upon return. Kevin states, "When the pileups get difficult, I listen to the edges, so please spread your calls out."
"DX-World.net" is reporting that a Spanish team from the Aitana DX Group (ADXG) will be active from the YN2N Shack in Nicaragua between October 1-16th. Operators mentioned are Francisco/EA7FTR, Gen/ EA5HPX, Fernando/EA5FX, Javi/EA5KM, Jose/EA1ACP and Carlos/EA1DVY. Activity will be on all bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. Pilot station is Ismael/EA1AZ. Callsign will be announced soon. The team has a Web site which will be running shortly. QSL via EB7DX.
ZP99, PARAGUAY (Special Event)
Members of the Radio Club Paraguay Filial Itapua (ZP9EE) will be using the callsign ZP99E for the first time from the local ruins of the Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue between June 12th and July 21st. Operators mentioned are Manu/ZP9MCE, Antero/ZP9CN, Francisco/ZP9GB and Derlis/ZP9DK. Activity will be on 40/30/20/15/10 meters using CW and SSB, with some PSK31. QSL via EA5ZD. Log will be available on (QRZ.com) and ClubLog.
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