The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1121
July 29, 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, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, K2AD, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K6VVA, KH6BZF, WA6POZ, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, 2E0SQL, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1AL, DL1SBF, DL2VFR, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK1SOW, I3VJW, IZ7AUH, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PT7WA, PY3DF, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, TA1HZ, 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, 20th-July, through Friday, 26th-July there were 211 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A3, 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, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
2U, GUERNSEY (Satellite Op!)
Peter, 2E0SQL, is now active as 2U0SQL from Guernsey (IN89RL) until July 30th. Activity will be sporadic on the satel- lite passes. He will be focusing on FO-29 and SO-50 passes. Peter states, "... no firm pass times, but hopefully will have internet access and will try posting on Twitter (@2E0SQL) when I'll be on." Due that he is camping, Peter will be battery powered using a FT-817 and a Arrow antenna. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
Abubaker, DL1AL, is now active as 5A1AL near Tripoli. Activity so far has been on 40/30/20/6 meters CW. He informs OPDX that he will be active on the HF bands and 6 meters using CW and SSB [at the moment for PSK, the modem does not work yet]. QSL via DL1AL.
Paolo, I2AE, will be on holiday and a big radio tour as 5Q2AE from Denmark starting July 27th. He plans to activate OZFF, DEN, WCA, IOTA and DIA reference numbers. Paolo suggests to look for him on 14244 and 7144 kHz SSB only, and possibly on 50144 and 18144 kHz. QSL via I2AE, direct or by the Bureau. SWL send him an E-mail. To view his route on a map and other detailed info, see:
9A, CROATIA (28th EU STAR AWARD)
The following is a press release from Mato, 9A3SM:
"This award is issued by the Croatian Amateur Radio Association (HRS) to celebrate entry of the Republic of Croatia into the full membership of European Union as 28th member. Award is issued to all licensed amateur radio operators and SWL. Award requirements: 15 different special 9A28* callsigns and 15 countries members of European Union on any band or mode in period from July 1st to December 31st 2013. Log extract with evidence of payment should be sent to the address of HRS. Award fee is 5 € or 8 USDs. Money transfer should be made to HRS bank account:IOTA NEWS
Zagrebacka banka, d.d. Paromlinska 2, 10 000 Zagreb
SWIFT: ZABAHR2X (CROATIA 28 EU STAR AWARD)
IBAN : HR4323600001101561569
Address for award application: HRVATSKI RADIOAMATERSKI SAVEZ, Dalmatinska 12, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia"
AF-083. Feco, HA8KW, will be active as 3V8SM from the club station of the Tunisian Scouts on Jerba Island, Tunisia, between July 26th and August 1st. Activity will be holiday style CW only, but will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th), possibly as a 12-hour CW entry. He will use 100w and wire antennas. Jerba Island is in the Gabes/Medenine Region IOTA Group. QSL 3V8SM for this time frame only via HA8KW (HA Bureau or direct).
AS-006. Farid, VR2UNG, will be active from Hong Kong during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/ Low-Power entry. QSL via VR2FUN direct or LoTW.
EU-020. Anders, SM0THU, will be active as SM0THU/1 from Gotland during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/ 12HRS/QRP entry. QSL via LoTW or by the Bureau.
EU-025. Giuseppe, IT9VDQ, will be active from Sicily Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode entry. QSL direct to his home callsign.
EU-025. Mike, IF9ZWA, will be active as IT9/IF9ZWA from Sicily's mainland during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/All-Band/12HRS entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to his home callsign.
EU-047. German operators have once again activated the special callsign DM50IOTA, but this time from Borkum Island between now and July 28th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via DL2VFR, by the Bureau or direct. For more details and updates, visit the QRZ.com Web site or:
ADDED NOTES: This is the fourth German Island group activated by
DM50IOTA during the 50th IOTA Marathon. DM50IOTA will activate
all German IOTAs during that time. If you have worked DM50IOTA
from all German IOTAs by the end of 2013, you can apply for a
special award. The German team plans to activate the following
IOTAs later in the year:
EU-057 - Hiddensee Island; September 28th and October 3rd
EU-129 - Usedom Island; October 16-17th
EU-048. Members of the Lanester ARC (F6KPQ) will be active as TM2BI from Belle Île en Mer between now and July 31st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They will also be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). Operators mentioned David/F4FDA, Mickael/F4FFZ, Gwena/F4FHZ and Nath, Chris/F5CBQ, François/F5JNE, Phil/F5PHW and Jean-François/F6DZD. QSL via F6KPQ, direct or by the Bureau or LoTW.
EU-054. Antonino, IT9RDG, will be active as IF9/IT9RDG from Favigna Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/All-Band/12HRS entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to his home callsign.
EU-054. Sal, IT9BXR, will once again be active as IF9/IT9BXR from Favignana Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/24HRS/Low-Power entry. QSL via IT9BXR.
EU-068. The Gull Team will be active as TM5KD from Sein Island between July 26th (1300z) and July 30th (1100z). Operators mentioned are Bastien/F4EYQ and Jieli, and Jean-François/F4EYR. They will be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th).
EU-073. (Update/Change) Members of the Taranto ARMI section and the 599 DX Team will once again be active as IJ7T from San Pietro Isle (IIA TA-002) between July 26-28th. Activity will be on the HF bands, 6 and 2 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They will participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). Operators mentioned are I7LGM, IK7MOF, IK7WDS, IZ7AUH, IZ7FMM, IZ7LDC, IZ7NLZ and IZ8EGM. QSL via IZ7AUH, direct or by the Bureau. QSL cards can also be requested via the OQRS on ClubLog.
For more information and updates, visit:
ADDED NOTE: All operators will sign IJ7/IQ7UJ from San Pietro Isle (DCI-TA038, IIA-J002, MIA-MI094) on July 26th. QSL via IZ7AUH.
EU-080. Members of the Demons DX'ers [EA1HET] http://www.demonsdxers.es will be active as ED1K from Ons Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned are Nacho/EA1ND, Juan/EA1NK, Pablo/EA1NL, Enrique/EA1AJV, Aki/EA1HV, Juan/EB1AIR, Leopoldo/EA1DGL, Pablo/EB1OU and Nacho/EB1GER. QSL via EA1NK, direct or by the Bureau. QSL card via direct to: Juan J .Lamas, P.O.Box 531, 15780 Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Direct QSL requests via E-mail to:
EU-096. Tony, OH1TD, will be active from his summer home on Korpo Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry. QSL via OH Bureau or direct to OH1TD.
EU-115. Olivier, ON4EI, will once again be active as EI8GQB and EI1A between now and July 31st. He plans to operate from his caravan using green energy. Olivier will activate the EI1A callsign during the RSGB IOTA Contest July 27-28th. QSL via PA3249, direct or by the Bureau. For more details, see OPDX.1119 or visit:
EU-120. Members of the Addiscombe Amateur Radio Club will be active as G4ALE/P from Isle of Wight during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). Operators mentioned are Peter/G3SJX, Steve/ G3UFY and Mike/G3VYI. QSL via G4ALE.
EU-123. Tom, GM0FGI, will be active from the Isle of Bute (Scottish Islands CL2, WW Loc IO75lr, WAB NS15) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. Visit his Web page at:
EU-124. Members of the Luton VHF Group will be active as GW2L from Holy Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). Operators mentioned are Ian/G1JCC, Don/G4LOO, Terry/G4UEM, Andy/G8ATD and Bryan/M0BIK. The group will be staying in a cottage for a week, so they will be on the HF bands after the IOTA contest. Some of the group are also planning to activate Holy Island mountain as a SOTA site during the week. QSL via G3SVJ. For more details, see:
EU-130. In celebration of their 65th anniversary, members of the ARI VERONA DX TEAM will activate the Island of Santa Maria di Barbana (IIA GO -013) during the RSGB IOTA Contest 2013 (July 27-28th). Thanks to the collaboration of Father Gianfranco, J52OFM (one of J52EME-J52HF), they got authorization to operate 48 hours during the IOTA Contest 2013. The callsign to be used is II3VR/IV3. Operators mentioned are Walter/I3VJW, Ampelio/ IK3JBP and Silverio/IK3IUL. Activity will be on all bands, operating both on CW and SSB, in the category: Multi-Single/ All Mode/24 Hours. During the pre-contest and post-contest, operators will be active for a few hours and will be operating on the WARC bands. QSL via IQ3VO, direct or by the Bureau. For more details, see:
EU-140. Kari, OH5TS, will be active from Kuorsalo Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High- Power entry. QSL via OH5TS or LoTW.
EU-140. Members of the OH5AD group and possibly others will be active as OG5A from Suuri-Musta Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Single/DXpedition entry. QSL via OH5AD or OG5A by the Bureau. Operators mentioned are Simo/ OH5GIO, Timo/OH5GJZ and Vili/OH5GEV.
EU-186. Last year, members of the Turkish group called TCSWAT (Special Wireless Activity Team) activated Kefken Island (AS-159) for the IOTA Contest. This year Gokceada Island (EU-186) will be activated for the contest. The team will be consisting of Metin/TA1ED, Tevfik/TA1HZ, Murat/TA1PB, Yasar/TA3D and Ali/ TA7EB. Claimed by 41.4% of participants, Gokceada lies on the northern part of Agean Sea and is a well-known tourist des- tination http://www.gokceada.gov.tr/. Their radios include a Kenwood TS-480, Kenwood TS-570 and Yaesu FT-857D. The antennas they will be using are a Windom 80-10m wire antenna and a 5-element Spiderbeam on top of a Spiderbeam Al mast. Station will be powered by a generator. The team hopes to arrive on the Island Friday evening and will depart Sunday evening. QSL cards will be printed at the end of December, and will be distributed to QSL Bureaus from Messe in 2014. TCSWAT will QSLs 100%, so please do not hurry.
NA-014. Operators Kevin/VE9MY and Linda/VE9GLF will be active as home- call/p from Deer Island (CISA NB-005) before, during and after the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). Both callsigns will be used as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/Low-Power entries. QSL both call- signs via their home callsigns, LoTW, direct or by the Bureau (preferred - E-mail requests are accepted). Visit:
NA-045. Keith, K5ENS, will be active as XE3/K5ENS from Isla Mujeres (WLOTA 1716, WWFF XEFF-020) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/All-Band/Low-Power entry. He is expected to be here until July 31st. QSL via LoTW or direct to his home callsign.
NA-050. Rick, K6VVA, will make his FOURTH attempt to activate Barter Island. He hopes this effort from NA-050 during a predicted propagation period will have OK condx and have at less 2 days of decent operations. Be advised there could be delays reaching NA-050 due to local area "fog". If this re-booked FOURTH attempt at NA-050 is a "GO", Rick will make a Twitter post
NA-112. Wilson, KS4S, will be active from Sunset Beach Island, NC, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/ CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via KS4S.
NA-148. Scott, NE1RD, will be active as NE1RD/1 from Georges Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/ SSB-Mode/12HRS/QRP entry. QSL via his home callsign.
OC-021. Pri, YB0ECT, will be active from Java Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/ CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via W2FB.
OC-109/ (Update) The DX-World.net is reporting that operators John/
OC-122. YB5NOF, Anton/YB5QZ, Joni/YB9WZJ and YE5WM will activate Natuna Selatan (OC-109) as YE5S and Tambelan (OC-122) as YE5T very soon. The first activity will be from Tambelan after August 8th. Natuna Selatan activity afterwards, all weather dependent. QSL via W2FB.
OC-143. Zen, YB0MZI, will be active as YB0MZI/4 from Sumatra Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/ Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.
SA-018. Javier, CA7CAQ, will be active from Chiloe Island (WW Loc FE36fu) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via CA7CAQ direct.
SA-030. Members of the Radiogrupo Sur will be active as CV5A from Flores Island (WLOTA LH-0528, ARLHS URU-001) between August 15-18th. Their activity will coincide with the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW). Activity will be on all bands and modes. For more details, see: http://cv5a.cx.uy
Operators Gerry/WA6POZ and Terry/N0TW will be active as J79GF and J79TW, respectively, from the Sea Cliff Cottages on the NE side of Dominica (NA-101) between July 30th and August 7th. Both operators will be taking IC-706's and some wire antennas, for 10, 15, and 20 meters. They both plan to be active in the 10-10 SUMMER QSO Party on August 3-4th. Gerry informs OPDX, "It is mainly going to be SSB, but I am bringing a key. I don't know much about the accommodations so we plan on just to have some hamming and do a little site seeing. QSL via their home call- signs. Gerry does use LoTW.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 29th-August 4th)
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QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For July 26th) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4L1MA via ON4RU IR3Z via IN3XUG RL70BR via UA3YY 4O/UA3RF via UA3RF IR4X via I4EAT RN1CR/0 via RN1CR 4X19MG via 4Z1TL IS0/DL8JJ/M via DL8JJ RX9AF via UA9AB (d,B) 6O0LA via LA4GHA JW/DL2GW via DL2GW SE0X via SM0MDG (L) 9A/OM8AA via OM8AA LA/DL2JRM via DL2JRM SJ1SOP via SM1TDE 9A/VE3ZIK via DK8ZZ LY55SOP via LY5W SM/DG5CST via DG5CST 9A20RRC via RZ3EC LZ0I via LZ1BJ SM6XVI via PA3FUJ 9A281AA via 9A1AA OD5TX via W4JS SN0EL via SP1KRF 9A281RBZ via 9A1RBZ OH1K via OH1JO SN1D via SP1RKT 9A282DX via 9A2DX OJ0R via G3TXF SN9U via SP9UMJ 9A282N via 9A2N OL2013CM via OK2KYD SV1/SV2CLJ via SV2CLJ BD2FW/2 via BD2FW OL7T via OK2BXU SV5/OH2FUW via OH2FUW BY4IB/4 via BY4IB (d,L) OO3BZ via ON3BZ SV5/OK2ZV/P via OK2ZV BY7RA/7 via BA4EG OO4ACW via ON4ACW SV8/OE5GWP via OE5GWP CS250CLE via CS5RPT OO4AEK via ON4AEK (L) SV8/PD0ARI via PD0ARI CT8/CT3FN via HB9CRV OO4BAF via ON6KN SW8LR via HA0NAR E718S via 9A3JB OO4VDV via ON4VDV UI2K via UA2FZ ED5W via EA5DWS OO8DM via ON8DM (L) UP0L via DL8KAC EG1ETG via EA1RCI PA6XX via PF0R UT0U via UT2UB EG5FPN via EA7HBC PY0F/PP1CZ via PP1CZ W4O via N4YDU HA150GG via HA6FQ (d) R13CWC via RZ4NWA YP13S via YO8AXP HF450NS via SP3KEY R20RRC/0 via RZ3EC YR5TF via YO5BFJ IC8/OM5RW via OM5RW R20RRC/1 via RZ3EC YR8D via YO8KRR II9HY via IQ9DE R55TV via RU9AAA Z350SKOPJE via Z37RSM IM0/I0PNM via I0PNM (d) RA9AFV via UA9AB (d,B) ZX1WYD via PY1AA IM0SDX via IS0SDX RI0NZ via UA0LCZ (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW onlyC37UN (QSL by the Bureau or direct): Unio de Radioaficionats Andorrans, P.O. Box 1150, Andorra la Vela 553, Andorra.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 1A0C, 4K5D, 4O/YO3JW/P, 4U1ITU, 5T0SP, 5U9AMO, 8P2K, 8P9AA, A45XR, A61DJ, A92IO, AC4LN/6Y5, CN8KD, CW5W, FJ/N5WR, FJ/N5WR, FS/K9EL, II0ESA, J28AA, JW9DFA, JY9ET, KH6FOC, MU0FAL, NP4Z, OX3FV, PJ4/K5KG, PJ4LS, PJ5/K3TRM, TT8TT, VK7CW, XT2TT, XV9DT, YI1RZ and ZM1A
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5W0M, CE2/CX1EK, CY9M, FS/K9EL, H40T, H44G, HC2IWM/8, HT2N, NH8S, T31A and Z81X
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: C4Z, E21DYP, HS0ZIN, TF4X and VK4KEE
TF, ICELAND (Special Event)
Operators Villi/TF3DX and Lenio/PY3DF will activate the special event station TF3ESP from the Harpa Conference Centre in Reykjavik during the 98th Esperanto World Conference until July 27th, and sporadically after that date. Operations include SSB and CW. QSL via TF3DX.
TK13, CORSICA (IOTAs Op!)
Laurent, F8BBL, will be active as TK13RNB [Radio Nature Balade] from Corsica (EU-014, DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA 1390, DDFM 2A) between July 27th and August 10th, in the Cargese location. Operators Michel (TK/F5OZF) and Solange (TK/F5RXL) will also be with him. There will be daily activity, but holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He will be running 100 watts using a FT-857 into a M1 vertical antenna. During their stay, they will also activate the following:
* Monday, August 5th: Trip to Sanguinaires Island (EU-104, DIFM TK-002,
DDFM 2A, Grid Squ. JN41HV); Callsign TK13RNB/p.
* Thursday, August 8th: SOTA activity from Erbaghiolu (SOTA TK-158); Callsign TK13RNB/p.
QSL via F8BBL http://rnb.dx-cw.net, direct or by the REF Bureau (only this Bureau, please) or LoTW. Log search via ClubLog.
TO7, MAYOTTE (Early Announcement)
Hartwig, DL7BC, will once again be active as FH/DL7BC from Mayotte (AF-027) between March 21st and April 4th, 2014. Activity will be from Bruno's, DH1BL/FH4VOS, QTH. Operations will be on 20-10 meters (40m possibly) plus participation in CQWW WPX SSB Contest signing TO7BC. He will use 100 watts into a SpiderBeam. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. For more details, visit his Web site at:
YOUTUBE VIDEO (The Amsterdam Island Expedition - 2014)
Ralph Fedor, K0IR, posted the following video on YouTube this past week, and states,
"This video describes the collective expedition adventures of the 14 men who will travel to Amsterdam Island in January of 2014. The team is made up of 14 amateur radio operators from around the world." The video is almost 7 minutes and can be viewed at:ZS8, MARION ISLAND
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following stations are expected to be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th, 2013) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2013 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/iota2013.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC IOTA Island QSL Route-(B)Bureau/ Callsign Entity (e)eQSL/(L)LoTW/(d)direct ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3V8SM Tunisia AF-083 Jerba HA8KW [this op only] or QSL via (B,d) 4O/RK3RB/p Montenegro EU-163 Sv Nikola RK3RB; QSL via (B,d) (GS only, no IRCs) 4O/UA3RF/p Montenegro EU-163 Sv Nikola UA3RF; QSL via (B,d) (GS only, no IRCs) 5R8NE Madagascar AF-057 Nosy Be IK2DUW 9A/AC6DD Croatia EU-110 Sveti Nikola AC6DD 9A/HA9MDN Croatia EU-170 Vir HA9MDN; QSL via (B,e) 9A/HA0KA Croatia EU-170 Pag HA0KA 9A/IV3LZQ Croatia EU-110 Sveti Nikola IV3LZQ (D) 9A/OM2FY Croatia EU-170 Kaprije OM2FY 9A/OM5AW Croatia EU-136 Krk OM2FY 9A/OM8AA Croatia EU-016 Solta OM8AA 9A/OO7T/p Croatia EU-016 Brac OO7T (B) 9A1RAB Croatia EU-136 Rab 9A4KJ (B) 9A8DV Croatia EU-016 Drvenik Veli IK6VXO 9A0D Croatia EU-170 Zirje DK8ZZ; auto QSL via (B) 9M2FB West Malaysia AS-074 Pulau Ketam 9M2FB 9M8Z East Malaysia OC-088 Borneo LoTW; QSL via M0URX (B,d) BA4TB/4 China AS-135 Dongxilang BA4TB BA4WL/5 China AS-137 Liuheng BD4WO (D) BP0A Taiwan AS-103 Peng Hu BP0A BY4IB China AS-146 Jiming LoTW; QSL via BA4EG (B) BY7RA/7 China AS-139 Weizhou BA4EG CA7CAQ Chile SA-018 Chiloe CA7CAQ (D) CF2I Canada NA-128 Ile Verte LoTW; QSL via VE2CQ CQ9D Madeira AF-046 Deserta CT3KN CS5DX Portugal EU-040 Bugio CS5DX CT7ACG Portugal EU-145 Culatra LoTW; QSL via CT7ACG DG5LAC/p Germany EU-047 Juist LoTW; QSL via DARC (B,d,e) DL1WA/p Germany EU-129 Usedom DL5KUD Germany EU-057 Ruegen DL5KUD (B) DL8DZL/p Germany EU-129 Usedom DL8DZL DM3X/p Germany EU-129 Goermitz DM3X (B) DM50IOTA Germany EU-047 Borkum DL2VFR; QSL via DARC (B,d) DP3D/p Germany EU-057 Ummanz eQSL ED1K Spain EU-080 Ons EA1NK EF8X Canary Islands AF-004 Tenerife W2GR EI1A Ireland EU-115 Mainland EI7M Ireland EU-115 Mainland EI6HB EI9HX Ireland EU-115 Mainland EJ1Y Ireland EU-006 Inishmore EI5JQ EJ5KF Ireland EU-121 Bere EI5KF EJ0A Ireland EU-006 Inishere EI4GXB; QSL via (B,d) ES5GP/8 Estonia EU-178 Kihnu ES0U Estonia EU-034 Saaremaa ES2DJ F4FET/p France EU-157 Cezembre F4FET F6KOP/p France EU-064 Noirmoutier F6KOP (B) G4ALE/p England EU-120 Isle of Wight G4ALE G7N England EU-120 Isle of Wight G5XV GJ2A Jersey EU-013 Jersey LoTW; QSL via GJ3DVC GJ6YB Jersey EU-013 Jersey G3SWH GM2T Scotland EU-008 Tiree LoTW; QSL via GM4UYZ (d) GM7A Scotland EU-008 Isle of Gigha GM7AAJ GM7O Scotland EU-008 Isle of Skye GW3SQX GM7V Scotland EU-010 Benbecula N3SL GM0ADX Scotland EU-008 Isle of Skye GM0DJG GM0FGI Scotland EU-123 Isle of Bute LoTW; QSL via GM0FGI (B) GV4AFJ England EU-005 Great Britain G4AFJ GV0OBX/p Scotland EU-123 Inchcolm GM0OBX GW2L Wales EU-124 Holy G3SVJ GW8K Wales EU-124 Flatholm MW0DHF HQ3W Honduras NA-160 Cochino Pequeno KD4POJ IA5/OO4O Italy EU-028 Elba LoTW IC8FBU Italy EU-031 Capri IC8FBU (B) IC8WIC Italy EU-031 Capri IC8WIC ID8/IQ8CS Italy EU-144 Dino IQ8CS; QSL via (B,d) IE9DX Italy EU-051 Ustica IK6JRI; QSL via (B,d) IF9/IT9BXR Italy EU-054 Favigna IT9BXR (B) IF9/IT9RDG Italy EU-054 Favigna LoTWB; QSL via IT9RDG (d) IH9YMC Italy AF-018 Pantelleria eQSL II3VR/IV3 Italy EU-130 Santa Maria di Barban IQ3VO (d, B) IJ7T Italy EU-073 San Pietro IZ7AUH; QSL via (OQRS,B,d) IM0/I0PNM Italy EU-165 San Pietro I0PNM IM0C Sardinia EU-165 San Pietro IS0BGL IP1T Italy EU-083 Tino IZ5JLF IR8R Italy EU-031 Ischia IT9/IF9ZWA Italy EU-025 Sicily LoTW; QSL via IF9ZWA (B) IT9RZU Italy EU-025 Sicily IT9RZU IT9VDQ Italy EU-025 Sicily IT9VDQ IV3NVN/p Italy EU-130 Anfora IV3NVN (B) J48A Greece EU-075 Aegina SV1AON J49A Crete EU-187 Dia LoTW; QSL via SV9GPV JA4FHE/4 Japan AS-117 O-shima JA4FHE JA8COE/8 Japan AS-147 Yagishiri JA8COE JI3DST/1 Japan AS-008 Shikine JI3DST (B) K1VSJ USA NA-046 Martha's Vineyard K1VSJ; QSL via (B,d) K5HM/p USA NA-143 Pelican K5HM K5KUA USA NA-143 Galveston K5KUA; QSL via (B,d) K8GU/3 USA NA-140 Middle Hooper K8GU KS4S USA NA-112 Sunset Beach KS4S KT3Q/5 USA NA-143 Galveston DF8DX LA/G3TTC/p Norway EU-061 Tjome G3TTC LA2MOA Norway EU-141 Vardo LoTW; QSL via LA2MOA (B,d,e) LN7H Norway EU-055 Bokn LA7H LZ0I Bulgaria EU-181 Sveti Ivan M7X England EU-120 Isle of Wight G0TSM M8C England EU-011 St Mary's G4DFI M0NMS/p England EU-120 Isle of Wight LX1NO MM/DL6MHW Scotland EU-009 Orkney Main DL6MHW MM/ON6QR Scotland EU-009 Orkney Main ON6QR MM2N Scotland EU-009 Orkney LoTW; QSL via MM0GPZ MM3I Scotland EU-123 Isle of Arran G3SWH; QSL via (B,d) MM3KBU/p Scotland EU-010 South Uist M3KBU (d) MM3T Scotland EU-123 Isle of Bute eQSL MM6GCS/p Scotland EU-010 North Uist M6GCS; QSL via (B,d) MU0HTJ Guernsey EU-114 Guernsey 2E0SQL; QSL via RSGB (B,d) MZ5A Scotland EU-012 Shetland G3TXF N1LI USA NA-137 Long N1LI N2GC USA NA-026 Long LoTW; QSL via N2GC NE1RD/1 USA NA-148 Georges NE1RD OG5A Finland EU-140 Suuri Musta OG5A OH1K Finland EU-140 Kaunissaari OH1JO; QSL via (B,d) OH1TD Finland EU-096 Korpo OH1TD; QSL via (B,d) OH5TS Finland EU-140 Kuorsalo LoTW; QSL via OH5TS OH0V Aland Island EU-002 Aland OH6LI; QSL via OH0V OJ0R Market Reef EU-053 Market Reef G3TXF OZ/DL7CX Denmark EU-171 Mors DL7CX OZ1IVA/p Denmark EU-088 Laeso OZ1IVA OZ7BQ/p Denmark EU-171 Fur LoTW; QSL via OZ7BQ (B) OZ0TX Denmark EU-125 Mando DL7AT PA/ON6CQ Netherlands EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland ON6CQ; QSL via (B,d) PE3V/p Netherlands EU-038 Ameland PE3V PF10C Netherlands EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland ON4ON PG13IOTA Netherlands EU-038 Texel PD1AKL PP5VX Brazil SA-027 Sao Francisco PP5VX PQ5M Brazil SA-027 Sao Francisco PP5BZ PR5D Brazil SA-047 Ilha do Mel PY5DC (d) PX8Z Brazil SA-060 Cotijuba PY8WW PY0F/PP1CZ Fernando de Noronha SA-003 Fernando de Noronha PP1CZ RI0NZ Russia (Asia) AS-066 Popov UA0LCZ; QSL via (B,d) RK3SWB/1 Russia (Europe) EU-147 Berezhnoy Borshovets SA1A Sweden EU-020 Gotland SM1TDE (B) SF2X/p Sweden EU-135 Ledskar SM5EFX SM5CKV/p Sweden EU-177 Harstena G0CKV SM0THU/1 Sweden EU-020 Gotland LoTW; QSL via SM0THU (B) SN0RX Poland EU-132 Wolin SP8RX SV8/OM6NM Greece EU-174 Thassos OM6NM SW8CC Greece EU-052 Zakynthos M5RIC SW8LR Greece EU-174 Thassos HA0NAR SW9GG Crete EU-015 Crete MM0GOR (B) TC0GI Turkey AS-186 Gokceada TA1HZ (d) TM2BI France EU-048 Belle Ile en Mer LoTW; QSL via F6KPQ (B,d) TM5KD France EU-068 Sein TM7T France EU-039 Grand Ile ON8ZL; QSL via (B,d) UA1ZZ/p Russia (Europe) EU-162 Glov UA1ZZ UR8GX/p Ukraine EU-179 Kalanch UR5GDX V29SH Antigua NA-100 Antigua LoTW; QSL via VE6SH (d) V47JA St Kitts & Nevis NA-104 St Kitts LoTW VA2SG Canada NA-128 Ile aux Coudres VA2SG VA7ISL Canada NA-036 Vancouver VE7JH VE7DB Canada NA-091 Bowen VA7NX; QSL via (B/d) VE9GLF/p Canada NA-014 Deer VE9GLF VE9MY/p Canada NA-014 Deer VE9MY VK3MEG Australia OC-136 Phillip LoTW VK6MAB/p Australia OC-164 Rottnest VK6MAB; QSL via (B,d) VR2KF Hong Kong AS-006 Ma Wan VR2KF VR2UNG Hong Kong AS-006 Hong Kong LoTW; QSL via VR2FUN (d) VY2TT Canada NA-029 Prince Edward VY2TT (B) W4MY USA NA-067 Harkers W4MY W4O USA NA-067 Ocracoke N4YDU (d) WB8YJF/4 USA NA-067 Ocracoke WB8YJF XE3/K5ENS Mexico NA-045 Isla Mujeres LoTW; QSL via K5ENS (d) XF3/IZ2LSC Mexico NA-045 Isla Mujeres LoTW; QSL via EB7DX (d) or IZ2LSC (B) YB3EDD Indonesia OC-021 Java YB3EDD YB3MM/7 Indonesia OC-166 Derawan IZ8CCW; QSL (d) or OQRS YB0ECT Indonesia OC-021 Java W2FB YB0MZI/4 Indonesia OC-143 Sumatra LoTW YF1AR/3 Indonesia OC-237 Madura N2OO YP13S Romania EU-183 Sacalinu Mare YO8AXP (d) ZV1M Brazil SA-029 Ilha Grande PY1MT; QSL via (B,d)
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