The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1224
July 27, 2015
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, N3TG, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, CX3AL, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, Heather Parsons (RSGB Communications Manager), I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JI3DST, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and 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 Friday, 17th/July, through Friday, 24th/July there were 209 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CU, CX, D2, D6, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, 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, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TI9, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, 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".
Rene, DL2JRM, will be active as 9H3YY from Malta (EU-023) between November 13-16th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB, with 100 watts into a Vertical antenna. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
John, N4YLC, will be active as N4YLC/C6A from Hooper's Bay on the Great Exuma Island (NA-001) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Unassisted entry. QSL via LoTW, direct or by the Bureau.
Members of the "RADIO CLUB URUGUAYO" will be active as CW1R (ILLW Special Event Callsign) from Punta del Este Lighthouse (ARLHS URU 008, ILLW UY 0005, Grid Loc. GF25ma) during the upcoming Inter- national Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend between August 14-16th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes with at least two stations on the air. QSLs for this activity are via the Bureau or direct to: Radio Club Uruguayo, P.O.Box 37, 11000, Montevideo, URUGUAY, SOUTH AMERICA (w/SAE and 1 new IRC or 2 green stamps).
Ken, LA7GIA, will be active as D67GIA from Grande Comores Island (Ngazidja) [AF-007] between September 14-23rd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Equipment will be a TS-480SAT with an Ameritron ALS 500m into a Mosley Mini 32 ASP (2 element beam 20/15/10m), Mosley TW 22 M (2 element beam 17/12m), Hygain AV640 and wire antennas (backup). QSL via LA7GIA direct ONLY (SAE + 3 USDs). Please note, NO IRC, NO Bureau QSL. Bureau QSL will not be answered. For updates, check:
E7, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (Special Event)
Members of the Radio Club Nikola Tesla (E74BYZ) are currently active using the special callsign E7TESLA to celebrate Nikola Tesla's birthday (July 10, 1856) until August 10th. Activity is from Banja Luka. QSL direct via E77E or E7 QSL Bureau. Also via e-QSL.
HC8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (Update/Reminder)
Geoff, G8OFQ, is once again active as HC8/G8OFQ from Isabela Island (SA-004) until September 30th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB only. He will also be active during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry using 100 watts into vertical antenna. Operating times: Weekdays 1200-1300 and 2100-0500 GMT; Weekends 1400-0300 GMT +/-. Geoff is there working as a volunteer for the Galapagos National Park at the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center (see pictures on QRZ.com) on Isabela Island. QSL via G8OFQ: Geoff Dobson, 9 Fitzpain Road, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 8RZ, United Kingdom.
AS-117. Kenji JA4GXS, will once again be active as JA4GXS/4 from Kasado Island (Yamaguchi Prefecture) between August 22-23rd. Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via JA4GXS, direct or by the Bureau.
AS-200. Takeshi "TAKE"/JI3DST(JS6RRR) will once again be active as JI3DST/5 from Shodo Island (in the Shikoku's Coastal Islands) between July 24-27th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FM. He will be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). This operation is subject to change because of bad WX or other conditions. QSL JI3DST/5 via the Bureau or direct by ClubLog's OQRS. Please check QRZ.com for more details. For more details and updates, see:
EU-009. Dave, MM0EAX, will be active from the Orkney Islands (main island) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/12-HRs entry. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or direct.
EU-009. Steve, MM0SJH, will be active from the Orkney Islands (main island) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/12-HRs entry. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or direct.
EU-010. Members of the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society will be active as GM4AGG/p from North Uist Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Mult-Op/Island/Low-Power entry. Operators mentioned are Ah/GM4TOQ, Ross/GM7WED, Eugene/G0VIQ, Campbell/2M0RRO and Craig/MM6YUJ. QSL via direct or RSGB Bureau.
EU-014. Robert, S53R, will be active as TK/S53R from Corsica during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. Activity will only be during the first 12 hours with very limited antennas; 40/20/15m. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-016. Operators Nicolo/IZ6TSA, Raffaele/IZ6CRK, Andrea/IK6VXO, Italo/IK6JNH and Salvatore/IK8UND will be active as 9A8DV from Drvenik Veli Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via IK6VXO.
EU-025. Vincenzo, IT9CHU, will be active from Sicily during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/Assisted/ Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or the info on QRZ.com.
EU-029. Erich, HS0ZLS/HB9FIH, will be active as OZ/HS0ZLS from Lolland Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single- Op/CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.
EU-034. Igor, ES0IA, will be active from Kassaar Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/ Low-Power/12-HRs entry. QSL via ES0IA by the Bureau.
EU-067. Flavio, IW2NEF, will be active as SV8/IW2NEF from Naxos Island (GIOTA SAS-077, MIA MG-075) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power/12-HRs entry. Activity out- side of the contest will be holiday style on the HF bands. He usually will be using an Yaesu FT-857 into a fishing rod antenna at 10 meters. QSL via IK2DUW, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-077. Operators Miguel/EC1DJ, Javier/EC1CSV, Vicente/EA1RD, Sergio/ EA1DZ, César/EA1GHH, EA1CVP and Toni/EA3GWZ will be active as ED1W from Salvora Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via EC1CSV, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-080. Members of the Batea Dx Group team will be active as ED1K from Ons Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi-Op/Island entry. Operators mentioned are Nacho/EA1ND, Juan/EA1NK, Pablo/EA1NL, Aki/EA1HV, Enrique/EA1AJV, Leo/EA1DGL, Alfredo/EA1FBU and Bernardo/EC1DD. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Sending SASE and 2 USDs/IRC for postal rates will be appreciated. Paypal available. All other QSL cards will be sent via the Bureau unless requested via direct.
EU-084. Rune, SM5BAX, will be active as SM0S from Ornoe Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via SM5BAX.
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 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/SSB-Mode/ Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or by the Bureau.
EU-087. Adde, SM0SHG, will be active as SB3X from Klosan Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/DXpedition entry. Activity outside of the contest will be holiday style on the HF bands. Equipment used will be an Elecraft KX3, Expert 1K-FA (running about 4-500w) and vertical from Lannabo Radio (5-band). QSL via LoTW. Adde states, "If you want a QSL from EU-087, please use Clublog's Online QSL Request Service. Direct QSLs are 2.00 USDs and will be sent as soon as possible. QSLs via the Bureau are free and will be sent out when time permits.
EU-099. Alain, F5JTV, F6KOP's President, reports, "The Jersey Coast Guards has cancelled the permission given to the KOP team, F6KOP, to go for the IOTA contest to the Minquiers Archipelago, EU-099. Sorry but without an alternative plan, we will stay at home."
EU-110. Operators Boris/S53BB, Goran/S55OO, Boris/S53CC and Marko/S50P will be active as 9A/S50C from Levan Island (CI-186) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via S50C. LAST MINUTE NEWS: "canceled due to the weather forcast".
EU-136. Janez, S53V, will be active as 9A8CV from Krk Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via eQSL.
EU-169. (Update) Alfredo, IK7JWX, and a team of operators will go on their third Italian IOTA DXpedition. Their next operation will be to Sazan Island (M.I.A. MA-01, ARLHS ALB-04 + 19 + 20, ILLW L-028, WW Loc JN90PM) and they will be active as ZA0I between September 2-9th. Activity will be on all bands including 30/17/12/6m using CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY. This will also be an all time new one for the WFF award - ZAFF-010: "Karaburun-Sazan" proclaimed in 2010, is the only national marine park of Albania. QSL Manager for Italy is IK7JWX; for the world is IK2DUW. Look for updates and other details on QRZ.com.
EU-170. Operators Alex/OK1RS and Ondrej/OK1CDJ will be active as 9A/OK1RS from Pag Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as Multi-Op/Low-Power entry. They will use wire antennas. QSL via OK1RS.
EU-170. Ivo, 9A1AA, will be active as 9A1AA/p from Pag Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as Single-Op/Mix-Mode/ IOTA/Assisted/Low-Power/12-Hrs entry. QSL via LoTW or by he Bureau.
EU-179. A Ukraine team (members of UCC) consisting of Leonid/UT2II, Yaroslav/UR7CQ and Valery/UT7CR will be going on radio expedi- tion to the Island of Berezan in the Black Sea to participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest between July 24-26th. They will be active in the competition using the callsign UZ2I/p. Before and after the IOTA contest, operators will be active on HF and VHF, CW, SSB and FM using their personal callsigns: UT2II/p, UR7CQ/p and UT7CR/p. Island of Berezan reference numbers: WW.Loc KN56QO, according to the program "Islands of Ukraine" UIA BS-002, URDA NI-07, "Lighthouses of Ukraine" ULA-009, LH ARLHS UKR-035. The island is part of the historical and archaeological reserve "Olivia" of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
NA-026. Operators Mike/N2GC and Leo/KD2FIX will be active as N2GC from Long Island, NY, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2GC.
NA-036. Gabor, VE7JH, will be active from the VE7UF's contest station on Vancouver Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/24-HRs entry. QSL via VE7JH.
NA-046. Howard "Howie", K1VSJ, will once again be active from Martha's Vineyard during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home call- sign, direct or by the Bureau.
NA-083. Jeff, N3JS, will be active as K4P from Chincoteague Island (USI VA002S) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Island/12-HRs entry. K4P will be active between July 23rd and August 1st, in honor of Chincoteague's 90th Annual Pony Swim. Activity during the contest will primarily be on 40, 20, and 15 meters SSB. Before and after the RSGB IOTA Contest, K4P will also be active on PSK31, JT65/JT9, and possibly CW, on 80, 40, 30, 20, and 15 meters. QSL via N3JS.
NA-169. Waadah Island will (hopefully) be operated from during the RSGB IOTA Contest as W7T. This Waadah Island DXpedition is subject to obtaining permission from the Makah Nation Tribal Counsel. Operators Darryl/WW7D and Yuri/N3QQ will attempt to land on Waadah Island and operate in the IOTA Contest and maybe slightly beyond. They state, "Our schedule is tight: The Counsel meeting is at 1:30PM and the contest starts at 5 PM PDT Friday, July 24, 2015. We will request permission in person in Neah Bay. If permission is not granted we may go home or participate in the contest from NA-065, weather permitting. For Contest QSOs no QSL is required, simply E-mail your log to: email@example.com For after the contest QSOs or WARC bands contacts, QSL via N7RO."
OC-139. Rob, VK4AAC, will once again be active as VK4AAC/5 from Kangaroo Island (WLOTA 0869) between now and August 25th. Activity will be on 40/20 meters SSB. Rob will be using a dipole and 100w for all HF bands. Also, look for him to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). Rob will also try to activate Flinders Chase National Park (WWFF VKFF-173), Dudley CP (VKFF- 809), Kelly Hill CP (VKFF-810) and Vivonne Bay CP (VKFF-811). QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct (see QRZ.com)
OC-150. Adi, YB9GV, will be active from Lombok Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/ QRP entry. QSL via eQSL.
OC-177. Budi, YF1AR, will once again be active as YF1AR/0 from Payung Besar Island, Seribu Islands, and lighthouse (ARLHS IDO-236) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/SSB-Mode entry. He plans to operate with a 43 ft. vertical antenna on top of the lighthouse (40m ASL) with FT 450D with 100w. For 75m the time to look for him is 1100-1300 UTC sunset and 2100-2300 UTC sunrise. QSL via N2OO or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates, see: http://www.yf1ar.com/2015/07/yf1ar0-ido-236-oc-177-payung-besar.html
OC-186. Imam, YB4IR, is now active as YB4IR/2 from Karimunjawa Island until July 30th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS, by his home callsign direct or by the Bureau.
OC-186. Operators Agus/YB2TX, Bobby/YC2SBG, Bobby/YB2BBY, Jon/YB2ECG and Udi/YC2PQW will be active as YE2C during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi-Op/Island entry. QSL via direct to YE2C. For more info on the YE2C station, see: http://ye2c.wordpress.com
OC-262. Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/p from Tikus Island in August (dates not listed yet). Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS, by his home callsign direct or by the Bureau.
SA-055. Members of the Radio Club Argentino will activate the special callsign LU4AA/D from the Argentine exclave Martin Garcia Island (ILLW AR 022, WW Loc. GF05VT) in Uruguayan waters (part of the La Plata in Buenos Aires Province) between August 13-18th. Operators mentioned are Francisco/LU1AET, Martin/LU1AMH, Fernando/LU1ARG, Carlos LU1BCE, Fernando/LU2BPM, Nico/LW3DN and Juan/LU8ARI. The team plans to participate in the Inter- national Lighthouse Weekend and the SARTG WW RTTY Contest. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, as well as 6m/2m/70cm, and using CW, SSB, Satellites, SSTV and the Digital modes. QSL by the Bureau or via LU4AA direct. For more details and update, see the Web page at: http://www.lu4aa.org
Tim, N3QE, will be active as N3QE/KH6 from Kaua'i (OC-019) between July 28th and August 5th. Activity will be holiday style with a focus on the North American CW QSO Party (August 1-2nd). QSL via LoTW.
NH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Koji, JL3RDC, will once again be active as NH0DX from Saipan during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Band or High-Power entry. QSL via JL3RDC direct ONLY (no Bureau).
NH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Operators Toshiaki/JR2UYE, Miho/JJ2VLY and Yutaka/ JQ2GYU will be active as NH0J from the commemorative J-Tinian Radio Space Club station on Tinian Island (OC-086) between August 8-13th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via JJ2VLY direct or LoTW. Log is expected to be uploaded to ClubLog during their activity. Look for possible updates at:
OY, FAROE ISLANDS
Rene, DL2JRM, Rene, will be active as OY/DL2JRM from the Faroe Islands (EU-018) between August 7-10th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using mostly CW. QSL via DL2JRM, by the Bureau or direct.
Operators John/K4BAI, Jeff/KU8E and Randy/W8FN will be active as PJ4A from the "PJ4G Radio House" on Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) during CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-Single entry. The team will be on the island between November 25th and December 1st. Outside the contest operators will be active as PJ4/homecall. QSL PJ4A, PJ4/K4BAI and PJ4/KU8E via K4BAI. QSL all others via their home callsigns. Check out the "PJ4G Radio House" at:
PROJECT DX15 (Press Release - RSGB Young Members' DXpedition to Wales)
The Radio Society of Great Britain's Youth Committee is running a Kenwood-sponsored Youth DXpedition next week, from July 23-30th. They will be active as MC0RYC from the Brecon Beacons in Wales on all bands HF through VHF, including satellite operations.
This is the first RSGB young person’s DXpedition and, throughout the
week, they will be taking part in an array of activities including operating
SOTA summits Pen-y-fan (SOTA reference GW/SW-001) & Waun-Fach (SOTA
reference GW/SW-002). Dependent on the weather, SOTA activations will be
taking place on the following dates and times:
Saturday, July 25th afternoon
Sunday, July 26th afternoon
Tuesday, July 28th noon UTC
Wednesday, July 29th noon UTC
As well as having fun, the young Members will learn to be competent and confident radio amateurs through a range of other activities including ARDF, antenna-building workshops and encouraging good radio operation.
You can support them by:
* Following their progress on Twitter @theRSGByouth
* Working the first RSGB Youth DXpedition in the UK they will keep you updated on frequencies via Twitter and the DX spots
* Listening for the call sign MC0RYC during the IOTA Contest over the weekend July 25-26th. Please work the young team if you can, so they can experience the full flow of a big contest.
A special QSL card will be available for those who wish to receive one, both direct and via the Bureau. The team is keen to encourage responsible QSLing and OQRS will be available via Club Log.
DX15 has been made possible by generous sponsorship from Kenwood as principal sponsor and other prime sponsors SOTA, the RCF and the RSGB Legacy Fund.
They have a dedicated email address set up for the DXpedition if you have any questions or would like to set up a sked: firstname.lastname@example.org
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 27th- August 2nd)
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QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (July 24th) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3Z0RKG via SP6FRF MM/F5BLC/P via F5BLC SV8/OK5MM via OK2JS 4L/DL7ZM via DL7ZM OU4ZZ via DL4ZZ SV9/G4DJX via G4DJX 5P7DJ via DK4DJ OZ/DF2SD via DF2SD SW9AA via LZ1PM A93JA via KE5JA P29LL via EA7FTR (d) T6EU via AK4JK (d) CT7/M0GAV via M0GAV R2015PN via R6DG TI9/RA9USU via RA9USU EA6/OO4O via ON4APU R2015SV via RM8Y VE1/DJ8QP via DJ8QP JW/RD1AL via RD1AL RI1PT via R7AA YP1000LEANY via YO6KNE KP2/VA3ROX via VE3OP S79EA via JE1CKA YP90IARU via YO3KAA KP2/VE3OP via VE3OP SK5CG via SM0BYD ZW8K via PS8HF LZ100AJ via LZ1KSP SN82LOT via SP1PMY MC0RYC via M0RYC SP/ES2TT/P via ES2TT (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW onlyDON'T WASTE YOUR QSLS!! It has been brought to OPDX attention that QSLs sent via the 4th Area QSL Bureau to Carl, WC4H, do not get answered. He will only accept requests with SASE with sufficient postage, etc. His Web page on QRZ.com confirms he wants no (zero) cards via the Bureau. The 4th Area QSL Bureau Manager informs that he get 15-20 cards each and every month for Carl, and has finally given up trying to get him to take the QSLs. He won't even send any envelopes to the Bureau for his callsign. The Bureau Manager states that he is even seeing 2nd and 3rd requests sent to Carl, so don't waste your QSLs.
QSL Manager for K2B (Virginia) in the recent 13 Colonies event is via Nick, KK4ODQ.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4Z5MU, HB9CVQ, S79HN, and ZF2BH
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: JT1CO, PJ4NX, PQ0T, TT8CY, VO1BHK/HC8, YB8RW/p and YB8RW/3
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4K9W, 5H3EE, 5V7BD, 5W0UU, DL7DF/6W, 6Y6N, B3/DL8UI, BW3/DJ3KR, CT9/DJ0IF, CT9/DL3KWR, DL2014DKT, DQ70ELBE, DR50RRDXA, EA8/DJ9BN, HB0/DL5YM, J6/DL7VOG, J78GU, RD0L, SW3JH, T30D, TC2BC, V5/DK1CE, V5/DL3DXX, V55V, YB9/DL7UVO and ZL2IO
TI9, COCOS ISLAND
Dima, RA9USU, is now active as TI9/RA9USU from Cocos Island, since early last week and will be there for only a few more days (possibly July 25th or later). This is not a DXpedition and Jorge, TI2HMJ, is there with him. Both operators are there helping island staff update/ renew vital communications so activity is dependent on free time. Dima is mainly the operator on the air using mostly CW. Jorge has been on the air, but very little and operating SSB. As this was being written/updates, activity has been on 40/30/20 meters. QSL TI9/RA9USU via UA3DX.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS
Henning, OZ1BII, will once again be active as ZF2EE from George Town, Cayman Islands (NA-016), between August 7-9th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including the 30/17/12m bands and mainly CW using an Elecraft K3 w/100w into Cushcraft R6 vertical and a 110 ft Long Wire. He plans to be in the Worked All European DX CW Contest as Single-Op/All- Band/Low-power entry from the ZF1A clubstation. He plans to work non-EU stations before and after the contest. QSL via OZ1BII, by the Bureau or LoTW. For more details and updates, visit:
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following stations are expected to be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th, 2015) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2015 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/iota2015.html (By Callsign) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotad2015.html (By DXCC Entity) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotai2015.html (By IOTA) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC IOTA Island QSL Route-(B)Bureau/(C)ClubLog/ Callsign Entity (e)eQSL/(L)LoTW/(d)direct ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 5P2I/p Denmark EU-172 Endelave LoTW; QSL via OZ1BII (B) 9A/DK3QZ Croatia EU-170 Kaprije 9A/OK1RS Croatia EU-170 Pag OK1RS 9A/OM2FY Croatia EU-136 Rab OM2FY 9A/OM5AW Croatia EU-136 Cres OM2FY 9A/S50C (Cancelled) Croatia EU-110 Levan S50C 9A1AA/p Croatia EU-170 Pag (L/B) 9A8CV Croatia EU-136 Krk (e) 9A8DV Croatia EU-016 Drvenik Veli IK6VXO 9A8RR Croatia EU-016 Vis OM2VL 9A8ZRS Croatia EU-090 Palagruza Vela S57L (B/d) A92AA Bahrain AS-002 Bahrain A92AA B7/BA4TB China AS-094 Hainan BA4TB BD3QW China AS-134 Yuetou BD3QW BD3QZ China AS-134 Yuetou BD3QZ BO0K Taiwan AS-102 Kinmen BO0K BV9A Taiwan AS-103 Penghu BV2KI BV0TW Taiwan AS-020 Taiwan BU2BF CE7KF Chile SA-018 Chiloe CE7KF CR2W Azores EU-175 Graciosa LoTW; QSL via HB9CRV (B) CR5CW Portugal EU-145 Culatra CT7ACG DA0T/p Germany EU-129 Usedom DL7AT; QSL via (DARC-B/d) DG8HJ/p Germany EU-128 Fehmarn DG8HJ; QSL via (DARC-B/d) DH0JAE/p Germany EU-129 Usedom DH0JAE; QSL via (C) DK3T/p Germany EU-042 Amrum DG1LS/p Germany EU-042 Hooge Home Callsign DL0SX/p Germany EU-042 Hooge Home Callsign DN2SX/p Germany EU-042 Hooge Home Callsign DN7OMB/p Germany EU-042 Hooge Home Callsign DO7OMB/p Germany EU-042 Hooge Home Callsign DL5KUD Germany EU-057 Ruegen DL5KUD (B) DL0KWH/p Germany EU-129 Usedom DL0KWH (B) DR0F Germany EU-127 Neuwerk DM4DL; QSL via (DARC-B/d) E27EK/p Thailand AS-107 Samet E27EK E50A South Cook Islands OC-013 Rarotonga E50A (d) EA6/OO4O Balearic Islands EU-004 Majorca LoTW; QSL via OO4O (B) ED1K Spain EU-080 Ons EA1NK ED1M Spain EU-142 Mouro EA1DR ED1W Spain EU-077 Salvora EC1CSV ES8/YL1ZX Estonia EU-178 Kihnu YL1ZX ES0IA Estonia EU-034 Kassaar ES0IA ES0U Estonia EU-034 Muhu ES2DJ (B) F/G4BJM/p France EU-064 Noirmoutier F6KOP (Cancelled) France EU-099 Maitresse F6KOP; QSL via (B/OQRS/d) FP/N7QT St Pierre & Miquelon NA-032 Miquelon LoTW; QSL via N7QT (B/d) FY/F5UII French Guiana SA-020 Royal F5UII; QSL via (B/d) G4ALE/p England EU-120 Isle of Wight G4ALE G5XV England EU-120 Isle of Wight M0OXO G6LD England EU-120 Lindisfarne G6LD G7O England EU-120 Isle of Wight GW3SQX GI5O Northern Ireland EU-122 Rathlin GI5O (B); QSL via M5KJM GJ2A Jersey EU-013 Jersey ON8ZL GJ6YB Jersey EU-013 Jersey G3SWH; QSL via (B/d) GM1J Scotland EU-092 Tanera Mor MM0BQI GM2T Scotland EU-008 Tiree LoTW GM4AGG/p Scotland EU-010 North Uist GM4AGG (B) GM4S Scotland EU-012 Papa Stour LoTW; QSL via G3TXF GM5TO Scotland EU-123 Arran G3PHO GM7A Scotland EU-008 Gigha GM7AAJ; QSL via (RSGB B/d) GM7V Scotland EU-010 Benbecula LoTW; QSL via N3SL GM9N Scotland EU-123 Great Cumbrae LoTW; QSL via GM6NX GM0LVI/p Scotland EU-092 Tanera Mor LoTW; QSL via GM0LVI (B/d) GU9V Guernsey EU-114 Jersey ClubLog GW8K Wales EU-124 Holy MW0DHF H76W Nicaragua NA-212 Farallones de Coseguina KD4POJ HC8/G8OFQ Galapagos SA-004 Isabela G8OFQ (d) IA5/IV3LZQ Italy EU-028 Elba IV3LZQ (d) IC8/DL3NCI Italy EU-031 Capri IC8/IK8TEO Italy EU-031 Capri IK8TEO; QSL via (B/d) IC8FBU Italy EU-031 Capri IC8FBU (B) IF9/IT9BXR Italy EU-054 Favignana IT9BXR IH9YMC African Italy AF-018 Pantelleria (e) IJ7V Italy EU-073 San Pietro IK7IMO IQ3ME/p Italy EU-131 Lido IQ3ME (B) IM0/I0PNM Italy EU-165 San Pietro I0PNM (d) IS0/OM2TW Sardinia EU-024 Sardinia OM2FY IT9MUO Italy EU-025 Sicily LoTW IT9CHU Italy EU-025 Sicily LoTW; QSL via IT9CHU (d) IT9RZU Italy EU-025 Sicily LoTW; QSL via IT9RZU (d/B) IV3CTT/p Italy EU-130 Santa Maria di Barbana IV3CTT (B) J49G Crete EU-187 Crisi LoTW; QSL via SV9GPV JI3DST/5 Japan AS-200 Shodo JI3DST; QSL via (d/B) K1VSJ USA NA-046 Martha's Vineyard K1VSJ; QSL via (B/d) K4P USA NA-083 Chincoteague N3JS K5KUA/5 USA NA-143 Galveston K5KUA; QSL via (B/d) KP3Z Puerto Rico NA-099 Puerto Rico N4AO LA4C Norway EU-055 Utsira LA4C LA7XK Norway EU-061 Spjaeroy LA7XK LZ0I Bulgaria EU-181 Sveti Ivan LZ1BJ MM3T Scotland EU-123 Bute MM3T MM8C Scotland EU-059 Hirta G4DFI MM0EAX Scotland EU-009 Mainland LoTW; QSL via MM0EAX (d/e) MM0SJH Scotland EU-009 Mainland LoTW; QSL via MM0SJH (d/e) MM0TFU/p Scotland EU-123 Isle of Arran LoTW; QSL via MM0TFU (d) N2GC USA NA-026 Long LoTW N4YLC/C6A Bahamas NA-001 Great Exuma LoTW OG5A Finland EU-140 Nuokot OH5AD; QSL via (B/d) OH1TD Finland EU-096 Korpo LoTW; QSL via OH1TD OH5TS Finland EU-140 Kuorsalo OH5TS OZ/DO6EBB Denmark EU-125 Fano DO6EBB OZ/DL2JRM Denmark EU-172 Hjarno DL2JRM OZ/DL5CW Denmark EU-172 Hjarno DL5CW OZ/DL8MF Denmark EU-172 Samso DL8MF; QSL via (B/d) OZ/HS0ZLS Denmark EU-029 Lolland LoTW OZ/ON7JA Denmark EU-172 Fyn ON7JA OZ4CG Denmark EU-030 Bornholm LoTW OZ8A Denmark EU-029 Raagoe OZ8A (B) OZ9IC Denmark EU-125 Romo DH1FY; QSL via (B/d) OZ0FR Denmark EU-029 Mon DL2VFR PA/OQ4T Netherlands EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland LoTW; QSL via ON4TO (B) PA5TT Netherlands EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland PA5TT PP5VX Brazil SA-027 Sao Francisco LoTW; QSL via PP5VX (B/d) PX8K Brazil SA-042 Caviana de Fora PY8WW OQRS PW2G Brazil SA-071 Ilha dos Gatos LoTW; QSL via PY2LCD (B/d) R3RRC/0 Russia (Asia) AS-082 Brusneva ClubLog RA0FF Russia (Asia) AS-018 Sakhalin RA0FF RI1PC Russia (Europe) EU-160 Chaichiy ClubLog RI0NZ Russia (Asia) AS-066 Popova UA0LCZ; QSL via (B/d) S53V Croatia EU-136 Krk eQSL SB3X Sweden EU-087 Klosan LoTW SD7B Sweden EU-138 Flakskar LoTW; QSL via ClubLog SF2X/p Sweden EU-135 Ledskar SM5EFX; QSL via (B/d) SK0HS/0 Sweden EU-084 Blido (L/B) SM5CKV/p Sweden EU-177 Harstena LoTW SM0S Sweden EU-084 Ornoe LoTW SN1D Poland EU-132 Wolin SN0RX Poland EU-132 Wolin SV5/ON4BCV/p Dodecanese EU-001 Karpathos ON4BCV; QSL via (B/d) SV5/RD1AP Dodecanese EU-001 Rhodes RD1AP; QSL via OH2FUW SV8/IW2NEF Greece EU-067 Naxos IK2DUW SV8/SV1EJD Greece EU-067 Syros SV1EJD SV9/G4DJX Crete EU-015 Crete LoTW TK/S53R Corsica EU-014 Corsica S53R TM15YEU France EU-064 Yeu LoTW; QSL via F4FVI (B/d) UZ2I/p Ukraine EU-179 Berezan UT2II VA2SG Canada NA-128 Ile aux Coudres VA2SG VE7JH Canada NA-036 Vancouver VE7JH VK4AAC/5 Australia OC-139 Kangaroo VK4AAC VY2TT Canada NA-029 Prince Edward K6LA W2IY USA NA-055 Mount Desert W2IY; QSL via (B/d) W4O USA NA-067 Ocracoke WB8YJF/4 USA NA-067 Ocracoke WB8JYF XM2I Canada NA-128 Ile aux Grues LoTW; QSL via VE2CQ XR1T Chile SA-069 Santa Maria CE3OP YB4IR/2 Indonesia OC-186 Karimunjawa YB9GV Indonesia OC-150 Lombok eQSL YC8ROP Indonesia OC-210 Sangihe LoTW YE2C Indonesia OC-186 Karimunjawa YE2C (d) YE3IOTA Indonesia OC-237 Sempu YB3MM; QSL via (B/d) YF1AR/0 Indonesia OC-177 Payung Besar N2OO; QSL via YF1AR OQRS YJ0GA Vanuatu OC-035 Efate LoTW; QSL via ZL3GA (B/d) YP1H Romania EU-191 Fericirii ZL2DD/p New Zealand OC-201 Rakino LoTW; QSL via ZL2DD (d) ZL3TE/p New Zealand OC-201 Rakino LoTW; QSL via ZL3TE (d) ZV1M Brazil SA-029 Jurubaiba LoTW; QSL via PY1MT (B/d) ZW8K Brazil SA-025 Santa Isabel eQSL
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