The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1272
July 4, 2016
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, W2VU, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4GN/4F1GN, W6NV, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, K9IDX, CO8ZZ, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HP1AC?, HS0ZCW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, LU4AA, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete Rayer & ISWL, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and 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/June, through Sunday, 3rd/July there were 202 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JW, JY, K, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, 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".
3A, MONACO. Aurelio, IZ8EGM, is once again active as 3A/IZ8EGM until
July 15th. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign.
Look on his Web page for possible updates at: http://iz0egm.jimdo.com
5J0, SAN ANDRES AND PROVIDENCIA ISLANDS. Martinez, HK3Y, will be active
as 5J0Y from San Andres Island (NA-033) between July 18-23rd. Activity
will be on various HF bands. Operations are to commemorate the independence
of Colombia. QSL via HK3Y: Clemente Martínez Rozo, Liga Colombiana de
Radioaficionados, P.O. Box 584 Bogotá, Colombia.
6V, SENEGAL (Update/IOTA Op). A team of Italian operators will be active
as 6V1IS (license has been received) from Senegal, between November 7-19th
(not 6-16th). They will also make side trip between this time from Ngor
and Gorée Islands (AF-045) [Lighthouse and Unesco site] and be active as
6V1IS/p. This is a Humanitarian DXpedition for donations to the association
"Save the Children - Senegal"; they are searching/looking for sponsors and
contributions. Activity will be on all HF bands, including 30/17/12/6
bands, using CW, SSB, PSK31/63/125, RTTY, and "maybe" SSTV on 14230 kHz.
In addition, they will participate in contests using PSK, RTTY and CW.
Operators and Team members mentioned are Leopoldo/I8LWL (Logistic),
Alfredo/IK7JWX (Team leader/QSL Manager), Ampelio/IS0AGY, Christian/
IS0BWM, Loredana/IS0FFR, Patrick/IS0FQK, Simon/IZ7ATN, and Michele/
IW7EGQ. Log will be available on ClubLog. The operation does have a
FaceBook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1707060236221730
QSL via IK7JWX, by the Bureau, direct, eQSL or the OQRS on ClubLog.
For the donations : Poste Pay Card (Visa Electron) 4023600649350826
Alfredo De Nisi, Vico della Cavallerizza, 4/D -73100 Lecce (Italia)
C.F.: DNS LRD 46B19 506T
6Y, JAMAICA. Armin, DK9PY, will once again be active as 6Y6N from St.
Elizabeth, Jamaica, between August 6-20th. Activity will be holiday
style on various HF bands (160-10m) using CW and his FT-857 into an
inverted L. During the Worked All Europe DX CW Contest [WAE] (August
13-14th) he will probably be active from Josh's, 6Y5WJ, station. QSL
via his home callsign.
AY/LR/LT/LV, ARGENTINA. Commemorating the Bicentennial of the Argentinian
Independence, the Radio Club Argentino RCA, National IARU Member Society
announces that all Argentine radio amateurs will be allowed to change
their callsigns prefixes between 0000 UTC, July 9th, to 0300 UTC, July
11th, according to the following criteria: LU stations will shift their
prefixes to LR; LW to LV; AZ to LT; Amateur Radio Clubs and Associations
to LS; and Scouts groups, schools and any other institutions holding a
license can use the prefix AY. For more details please visit:
CLUBLOG'S MOST WANTED LIST UPDATE. ClubLog has update its DXCC Most Wanted
List as of July 1st, and can be viewed at:
There are 339 DXCC entities listed. ClubLog states, "The information
generated in this report is derived from QSOs uploaded to ClubLog. To
improve quality, only QSOs that have QSLs confirmed are considered to
be worked. The most wanted charts are rebuilt once per month, on average.
The top 10 DXCC entities are as follows:
1. P5 DPRK (NORTH KOREA) 6. BV9P PRATAS ISLAND
2. 3Y/B BOUVET ISLAND 7. CE0X SAN FELIX ISLANDS
3. FT5/W CROZET ISLAND 8. KH3 JOHNSTON ISLAND
4. KH1 BAKER HOWLAND ISLANDS 9. KH7K KURE ISLAND
5. BS7H SCARBOROUGH REEF 10. VK0M MACQUARIE ISLAND
COWS OVER THE WORLD (Update). Tom, KC0W, and his all-CW "Cows Over the
World" DXpeditions is still active as 5W0COW from Samoa until July 12th.
Activity will be CW only on 160-6 meters using a K3 with a KPA500 amp
(500 watts) into vertical antennas over salt water. He will be in all
major CW contests. He posted this past week on QRZ.com some of the days
of his upcomig operations. His tentative schedule is as follows:
Tuvalu (T2) : July 19th-August 18th
Vanuatu (YJ) : August 20th-September 21st
Western Kiribati (T30COW): September 24th-October 24th
Solomon Islands : October 25th-November 26th
Returns to Samoa (5W0COW): November 27th-???
Tokelau (ZK3) : ???
Temotu Province (H40) : (Depends on Tokelau)
Bangladesh (S2) : Exact dates unknown.
Nepal (9N) : Exact dates unknown.
Bhutan (A5) : Exact dates unknown.
QSL via KC0W direct only. A log search will be available
on ClubLog. He does not use LoTW. See QRZ.com for more details
CQ NEWS (Press Release - July 1st). Doug Zwiebel, KR2Q, Named Director
of CQ World Wide DX Contest (Hicksville, NY) -- Longtime CQ World Wide
DX Contest Committee member Doug Zwiebel, KR2Q, has been named Director
of the CQ World Wide DX Contest, CQ magazine Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA,
announced today. Doug succeeds Randy Thompson, K5ZD, who has been CQWW
Director for the past four years. The CQWW DX Contest is amateur radio's
most popular contest and may be the world's largest competitive sporting
event in terms of numbers of participants.
Zwiebel is the longest-serving member of the CQWW Contest Committee,
having first joined in 1979. He brought the contest into the computer
age by writing the first mass log-checking program (using Business BASIC)
in 1980, and has devoted thousands of hours of volunteer time to the
contest community. Doug was also responsible for suggesting the establish-
ment of the CQ Contest Hall of Fame in 1986.
First licensed in 1966, Zwiebel began contesting a year later and has
never stopped. Over the years, he has operated at some of the nation's
top contest superstations, including K2GL (where he was chief 10-meter
operator for a decade), K5NA and N2RM. He has operated primarily low
power from his home station and holds six CQWW QRP records, more than
any other active station. He also holds DXCC Honor Roll #1 and has worked
more than 250 DX entities using less than one watt of transmitter power.
Professionally, Zwiebel is a hospital administrator in New York City.
He and his wife live in Randolph, New Jersey. They have two adult daugh-
ters, both of whom are doctors.
CQ Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA, said Zwiebel brings a unique perspective
to the table. "Doug has operated from some of the world's top contest
superstations as well as single-operator QRP," Ross noted. "So he under-
stands equally well the perspective of both the 'big guns' and the 'little
pistols,' without whom the contest could not be nearly as successful as
it is. I look forward to working closely with Doug."
DXCC NEWS. Philippe, F5MVB, reports that Sharon Taratula, the ARRL Awards
Manager, states that the following operations have been approved for DXCC
credit: TN2MP - Republic of Congo; May 15-23rd, 2016
TN2BJ - Republic of Congo; May 15-23rd, 2016
E2, THAILAND. Charly, HS0ZCW, announced that the Radio Amateur Society
of Thailand (RAST) national club has obtained and will use E2HQ in the
upcoming IARU HF World Championship Contest. ?The club's main station
callsign of HS0AC remains, but E2HQ will be used for this contest.?
Operators mentioned are Jack/HS1FVL, Paul/HS4DDQ, Nikorn/HS5NMF, Wanlop/
HS6MYW, Son/HS6NDK, Choon/E20HHK, Pee/E20PFE, Tony/E21IZC, Ray/E23PKO
and Mike/E29BUQ. QSL via E21EIC, LoTW and by the Bureau.
EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS. Ady, DK5ON, will be active as EA6/DK5ON from
Mallorca Island (EU-004) between July 8-22nd. Activity will be holiday
style with some EAFF and SOTA/GMA activities. He will be using a Elecraft
KX3 QRP 5 Watt and TS-480SAT into Buddstick and Buddipole antenna system.
QSL via DK5ON, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
AS-043. Masa, JA0RQV, will be active as JA0RQV/1 from Hachijo Island
between July 9-11th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW
and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, LoTW or ClubLog.
AS-081. Operators Sang/HL5YI, Ho-Jong/DS5ACV, Shin/DS5ANY, Matti/DS5BRE,
Kim/DS5DNO and Tae-Hong/DS5QLJ will be active as homecall/p
from Hwangdeog-do Island, South Korea, during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 30-31st) as a 24 entries. QSL via DS5DNO.
AS-147. Taka, JA8COE, will be active as JA8COE/8 from Yagishiri Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/
DXpedition entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct, ClubLog's
OQRS or by the JARL Bureau.
AS-150. Members of the Ji Nan Amateur Radio Association (JNARA) will
be active as BY4JN from LingShan Island between July 29-31st.
Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st)
as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned are BI4KKC (Team
leader), Shi/BG4MJO, DaHai/BG4NMT, Ma/BA4MY, NingSheng/BA4II,
Zhiliang/BH4LGE, BH4PYS, BH4JZW, BI4IIF, BI4KYQ and BI4IIZ.
QSL via BG4OGO (SASE), LoTW or eQSL.cc.
EU-003. Olivier, W6NV, will be active as CR2M from Sao Miguel Island,
Azores, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a
Single-Op/All-Band entry. For activity before and after the
RSGB Contest, he will use the callsign CT8/W6NV. QSL via his
EU-016. Operators Franjo/9A6M, Mark/9A8A, Miran/S50O, Silvo/S50X,
Tomaž/S51AC, Krajcar/S52P and Drago/S59A will be active as
9A0AA from Vis Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via S59A.
EU-031. Gian, IC8WIC, will be active from Capri Island during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op entry. QSL
via his home callsign or by the Bureau.
EU-032. Fraser, G4BJM, will be active as F/G4BJM/P from Île d'Oléron
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/
All-Band (80-10m)/CW-Mode/24-Hrs entry. QSL via G4BJM.
EU-052. Gabi, HA1YA, will be active as SW8YA from Corfu Island (WW.
Loc. JM99vt) between July 13-23rd. Activity will be on various
HF bands as well as VHF and EME. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-055. Operators Trond/LA1ZTA, Berge/LA3IW, Bjørn/LA6SFA, Morten/
LA7XIA, Christian/LA8OM, Sigurd/LA9QH, Knut/LA9RY and LB4EH
will be active as LA4C from Utsira Island (WLOTA 0104, ARLHS
NOR262) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-
2/High-Power/DXpedition entry. QSL via LA4C, by the Bureau,
direct or LoTW.
EU-057. Joachim, DL5KUD, will once again be active from Ruegen Island
(O-07 for the German Islands Award) during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/12-HRS/Low-Power entry. QSL
via DL5KUD, by the Bureau or OQRS.
EU-133. Operators Oleg/RD1A, Sergey/RW1F, Vladimir/RW1A, Dmitrii/RU1M,
Andrey/RV1AW, Yakov/RA1AP, Nikita/RA1AO, Vasil/RA1ZZ, Gennady/
RW1C, R1CAM, R1BDW, Sukhanov/UA1ZZ and Vadim/UA1AKC will be
active as RI1C from Kotlin Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 30-31st) as a Multi-Op/DXpedition entry. QSL via RW1F.
NA-128. Jean, VE2VIA, will be active from Ile-aux-Coudres during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.
NA-148. Scott, NE1RD, will be active as NE1RD/1 from Lovells Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/
SSB-Mode/QRP entry. QSL via his home callsign. LoTW log will
be uploaded immediately after the contest using this callsign.
NA-158. DX-World.com reports that Yuri, N3QQ, will be on a business
trip next week to Soldotna, Alaska. There is a possibility he
will make a side trip to either Kalgin or Chisik Island around
July 8-11th, but most likely Kalgin. He will use the callsign
KL7RRC, testing out 2 SDR’s (MB-1 and SunSDR2-Pro with 600W
NA-217. Operators Mark/K1RX, Tom/KB1YVR and Igor/N1YX will be active
from White Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st)
as a Multi-Single. A special callsign has been applied for
(1 X 1). They applied for K1W. QSL via W1WQM.
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For July). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of July 2016:
GX4BJC/A - Operated from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie, G6XOU.
(/A WAB Square TM22 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
Herbie will also operate as: GX4BJC/P
His /P WAB information will be given if requested.
MX1SWL/A - Operated from Great Missenden, in Buckinghamshire, by John,
G8XTJ. (/A WAB Square SP80 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA
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