The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 626
September 15, 2003
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Online at 440-237-8208 28.8k-1200 Baud 8/N/1
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, K2PF, AA3B, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, WN3VAW, K4UEE, K4ZIN, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4ZE, W5VU, K6RIM, K7ZZ, KH7U, K8YSE, W8QZA, WD9EWK, N0JT, 9A6AA, CT1END, DH4PB, DH5JG, DL1EK, DL2OBF, DL2VFR & IOTA-POST, DL6KAC, DL8AAM & IOTA-QTC, F5NQL & UFT, FK8AH, G3SWH, G0PSE, GW0ANA, HP1AC, I0MWI, IK4MED, IZ8FAV, JA1OGX, JG1OWV, JI3DST, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, M5AAV, PA3GIO, PT2ND, PT7WA, UR5WCW and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S SPECIAL UPDATE NOTICE (by Tedd, KB8NW)
My LINUX mail system (BARF80) is still being worked on; however, it is up and running with a new harddrive from a remote location. Dave, WB8APD, Administrator for HAMNET.ORG AND NSHORE.ORG is currently trying to save files from the old drive. A special thanks goes out to him for his hard work and time. However, I have finally been able to access my mail (dated between August 16-23rd) which was stored on NSHORE.ORG since the BLACKOUTS and harddrive crash. Information marked "(*)" below are from these E-mails, and I am sorry for their delay. Hopefully, things will be back to normal very soon......... 73 de Tedd KB8NW
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 7th/September, through Sunday, 14th/September there were 214 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, AP, BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, 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, PY, PY0S, PZ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9N, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/o, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
3Y0/P, PETER I ISLAND
Bob Allphin/K4UEE and Ralph Fedor/K0IR are pleased to announce they have organized a DXpedition to Peter I Island (3Y0/P). The Dxpedition is scheduled to occur during the upcoming Austral summer 2004. Their 15 person team is scheduled to depart from Ushuaia, Argentina, on January 3rd, 2004, and arrive at Peter I Island on approximately January 9th (+/- weather). They will build the camp infrastructure and install all antennas before going QRV. This will be a high power DXpedition with an international team of experienced operators and multiple stations on all HF bands covering SSB, CW, and RTTY modes. The team hopes for a 3-week stay on Peter I. Weather, of course, may dictate otherwise. Additional details including QSL information, website and the team roster will be forthcoming. Several operator positions are available. Also, there are opportunities for ham or non-ham travelers to visit Peter I, the Antarctic continent, and the South Shetland Islands, returning around January 19th to Ushuaia, Argentina. For more information, contact Bob, K4UEE at: firstname.lastname@example.org
4M, VENEZUELA (Special Event) (*)
Alexis, YV5SSB, coordinator of a special DXpedition to San Fernardo de Apure (ITU 12, CQ 09, FJ67) to take place October 7-12th, states to look for 4M9YY to be active to celebrate being on the air for 13 years. Activity will be on all bands and modes, including the satellites. Check out their Web page at:
4S7, SRI LANKA
Look for the following operators (with callsigns) to be active until September 18th on 160-6 meters including the WARC bands on all modes. QSL via their home callsign by the bureau or direct via the address on QRZ.com. Operators expected to be active from AS-003 are:
JA3HXJ---4S7YHG Yshihiko Hasegawa JA3ARJ---4S7ARG Tatsuo Okushi JA3CHS---4S7CHG Sadao Konagai JH3LSS---4S7LSG Kunio Miyagawa JH3FAR---4S7FAG Nobuko Hasegawa JG3JKG---4S7JKG Tadaaki Tanigawa JH3GXF---4S7GXG Satoshi Abiko 7J3AOZ---4S7AQG Hiroshi Shirahara JQ3DUE---4S7DUG Masahiko Ikeda JN4QIN---4S7QIG Misaki Shirahara JM3INF---4S7YJG Hikari Sakamoto JR3OCS---4S7OCG Fumie Miyamoto JA3ART---4S7GGG Kazuo Ebihara JA5FDI---4S7FDG Takuo Omura JR3QHQ---4S7QHG Toru Tanaka JA3AVO---4S7**G Masumi Nakade JA3UJR---4S7UJG Tsuguya Nakasako JH3PBL---4S7**G Horoko Nakade JA3DBD---4S7DBG Soichi Mitamoto JI3DST---4S7**G Takeshi Funaki
5R8, MADAGASCAR (*)
Phil Whitchurch, G3SWH, and his wife were expected to arrive in Madagascar on September 13th. They will be travelling extensively on the mainland (IOTA AF-013) until the 22nd, where they will then fly to Ile Sainte Marie (IOTA AF-090) and relax for a few days until the 27th. Phil hopes to activate his 5R8HA callsign from the mainland whenever he can and will use 5R8HA/P from AF-090, where he should be more active. Activity will be CW only on all bands 40-10 meters. Please remember that this will be a "holiday" type operation, not a DXpedition. QSL via G3SWH.
9L1, SIERRA LEONE (*)
Jerry, K4ZIN, informs OPDX that he expects to reactivate his 9L1JT callsign during his next trip to Freetown, Sierra Leone, September 15-23rd. Activity will be primarily CW, 40-10 meters. QSL via K4ZIN (Address via QRZ.com).
BQ9P, PRATAS ISLAND (Update)
Yuki, JI6KVR, updates us that the operator list so far is: BV4FH, BV3BW, BV3FG, JI6KVR, DL3DXX, DK7YY, ZL4PO, OE1WHC and N2OO. UA3VCS can not make it.
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, announced that the following operations from Iraq are approved for DXCC credit: YI3DX, YI/9Y4RD, YI/4L4FN, YI/SM4UZM, YI/SM3VRO, YI/SM0URK, YI/SM5WTI and YI/SM5VOH.
DXPEDITION VIDEO (*)
Glyn, GW0ANA, informs OPDX that the K8T/K8O American Samoa video is now available. This full 50 minute double video tells the story of their last DXpedition to American Samoa in which they operated from Ofu and Tutullia Islands. This interesting video not only shows hams operating but also gives you a glimpse of the beauty of these islands and its people. The video is available for 20 USD in a bank note or EU20 in a bank note or BPS £15 cheque (payable to Mr G.O.Jones). Mailing address is: Mr G.O. Jones, "Nirvana", Castle Precinct, Llandough, Cowbridge, Wales, CF71 7LX. Any surplus funds will be used in their next DXpedition. Their web page is at:
EA8, CANARY ISLANDS
Frank, DH5JG, will be operating as EA8/DH5JG from the Island of La Palma (IOTA AF-004, DIE-013), Canary Islands, October 2-14th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (including WARC) especially on CW with some SSB. QSL via bureau to home call.
HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN (*)
Pierre, HB9QQ, will once again be here as HB0/HB9QQ starting October 12th for a few days, if weather and snow permit. His activity will be mainly on 160 meters. His QTH is at an elevation 2200m. He will be using a dipole at a height of 23m and with 500W. QSL via HB9QQ. George, W5VU, reports, "I worked him very easily on 160m on August 10, 2003, when he was only running 100W."
AF-018. Dario, IK4MED, will be active from Pantelleria Island as IH9/IK4MED now through September 26th. Activity will be mainly on CW on HF, 80-10 meters and both CW/SSB. Also, satellite AO-40. QSL via his home callsign through the bureau or direct.
AS-117. Makoto, JN4RDX, will be active from Yashiro Island, now through September 25th. He will use the callsign JN4RDX/4. Activity will be on 20/30/40 meters SSB and CW. QSL via the bureau to his home call or direct.
EU-006. (*) Christian, DL6KAC, will be on holiday on Mallorca Island (DIE: E-021) from now until October 7th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters (maybe 80m), mainly on SSB, but a CW Key is available. QSL via the DARC Bureau or direct (QRZ.com).
EU-011. Members of TADARC (Taunton & District Amateur Radio Club) will be activating St. Mary's Island, Isles of Scilly, with the special event callsign GB0SM. Activity will be from September 20-27th, on 160-10 meters, CW and SSB. QSL via the Bureau or direct to G0PSE: Tom Taylor, 19 Derwent Grove, Taunton, Somerset TA1 2NJ, England.
EU-047. Juergen, DJ7JB, will be active as homecall/p from Borkum Island, October 5-10th. Activity will be on SSB on 160-10 meters. He will check the IOTA frequencies also.
EU-050. (*) Look for Paolo to be active as IL7/IZ8FDH (a member of Vesuvio DX team) from San Domino Island (IIA FG-001) between now and September 18th. Activity will be on HF and 6 meters bands. QSL via the bureau or to: Paolo Capobianco, V. Enrico Cocchia 26, 80124 Napoli. For log info visit the Web page at:
EU-136. Look for Ron, 9A5JR/p, and Vlado, 9A2V/p, to activate the Island of Ilovik (CI-029) on September 19-20th and the islet/LH of Grujica (CI-026) on September 20-21st. The lighthouse of Grujica is on the Admiralty list of lights (by The UK Hydrographic Office) under LH-number E3044.
EU-174. Michael, DF3IS, plans to be active from Thassos Island located in the Aegean Sea, in the north part of Greece, now through September 25th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, SSB and CW. QSL via his home callsign (no e-QSL's).
NA-128. Yoshiro, N1VF, will be active as VE2/N1VF from Orleans Island, September 17-19th, and as VY2/N1VF from Prince Edward Island, September 20-23rd. Activity will be on 40-6 meters CW/SSB. QSL via the bureau to his home callsign or direct to: Yoshiro Nishimura, Takemidai 4-2-6, Suita City, Osaka 565-0863 JAPAN.
Operators Lars/DF1LON, Marion/DF4UM, Peter/DH4JQ, Christoph/ DK2CRN, Georg/DL1ECG, Karlfried/DL1EK, Stefan/DL1ELY, Gerd/DL3EW, Stefan/ DL7AOS and Lars/DL9LR (They are looking for two more operators) will set up a Multi/Multi-station for the CQWW DX SSB Contest on the Island of Sardinia. They will have 3 running stations and an additional multiplier station; all FT-1000 Mark V Field. Their antennas will be monobanders for 10/15/20 meters; a 4 element multiband for multipliers; 2 dipoles each on 160/80/40 meters; a 4-square for 40 meters and beverages. The callsign is not known at the moment and will be announced later together with the QSL route.
Bill, W8QZA, will be operating the CQWW DX SSB Contest from KH6SQ's QTH on Maui. His callsign will be KH6/W8QZA. He will operate in the contest as a 20 meter Single Band entry and will be QRP. There will be some acivity before and after the contest on HF. QSL via his home call.
KH6, HAWAII (*)
Bob, KE0UI, will be active as KH6/KE0UI in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All Band/Low Power entry. He may also be active a day before and after the contest from Kauai. QSL via KE0UI.
KH6, HAWAII (*)
Shunichiro, JH7IMX, will be on holiday in Honolulu between September 25-30th and active as K7WD/KH6. He will also be active in the CQ/RJ Worldwide DX RTTY Contest (September 27-28th). QSL via JH7IMX.
KH7K, KURE ATOLL DXPEDITION (Postponed) (*)
Kimo Chun, KH7U, informs the following: "Gentlemen: Please be advised that this DXpedition has been postponed until sometime next year.
Due to uncertainties related to transportation access to Midway, our stepping stone to get to Kure, it has been decided to wait until things are settled. It is possible that a necessary part of our travel route may become inaccessible only a couple of weeks before our trip is to start. This is totally beyond our control. This will stop the trip dead in its tracks should it occur. I cannot ask the team members to arrange for the time off work only to find out at the last minute they can't go.
The team is anxious to go. We will continue to raise funds towards this
trip which will cost more than was spent to go to Kingman Reef, KH5K, for
our successful K5K effort. Please help in any way you can.
I will work to identify the next opportune time and reschedule the trip. Our team is welcome to go by the island manager. It will remain to coordinate transportation and compatibility with the bird nesting season requirements on this "No Landing Allowed" deserted island.
My apologies to all for the delay. I realize that this doesn't help in
our effort to give Europe and others who need it all the QSO's they need.
We will do all we can to fulfill that goal....."
Aloha, 73 Kimo Chun, KH7U
KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Yuki, JA1OGX, will be active as KH0S from Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, now through September 17th. Activity will be CW/SSB on 40/20/17/15/10 meters. QSL direct to his home address below or the JARL bureau. His direct address is: Yuki Tanabe, 1-28-32, Kamitakaido, Suginami, Tokyo 168-0074, JAPAN.
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Jim, N6TJ, will be active as KP2A in the CQWW SSB Contest as a Single-Op/Single Band (20m) entry. QSL via W3HNK.
Hein, DL2OBF, will be active as MU/DL2OBF in the CQ WW CW Contest from the clubhouse of the Guernsey Amateur Radio Society (GARS), St. Peter Port, Guernsey, as a Single-Op/All Bands/Low Power entry. QSL via his home callsign; bureau is 100% ok. Hein states, "I have to thank the members of the Guernsey Amateur Radio Society, especially Phil, GU0SUP, for once again giving me the opportunity to visit beautiful Guernsey and operate from the fine GARS clubstation. Please do not expect me to be very active in the days before and after the contest."
NCDXF PRESS RELEASE [NCDXF ELECTION] (*)
At its Board of Directors meeting on August 26, 2003, in Berkeley, CA, the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) re-elected the following officers and directors:
President Len Geraldi K6ANP Vice President Al Burnham K6RIM Secretary Tom McShane NW6P Treasurer Bruce Butler W6OSP Director Rusty Epps W6OAT Director Dave Pugatch KI6WF Director Chuck Ternes N6OJ Director Glenn Vinson W6OTC Director Steve Merchant K6AW Director Ken Anderson K6TA Director Tim Totten N4GN
NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (*)
The Wireless Association of South Hills will be active as NP2SH from St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands from October 4-12th, 2003. The DXpedition team will be on the air during the California QSO party on October 4-5th and the Pennsylvania QSO Party on October 11-12th. Join them during the PA contest for an opportunity to snag the rare VI section during this fun and friendly contest! In addition, St. John is also listed on the RSGB's IOTA "Most Wanted" list (NA-106) and is in grid square FK-77. In between the contests, the NP2SH team will be running both SSB and CW stations on all bands 80-10 meters as band and weather conditions permit. QSL with SASE via N3ZNI. For more infor, contact them at: email@example.com Or visit the Web page at:
PACIFIC OPERATION (T88 and V63) (*)
Look for Jim/W7UG and Tom/K7ZZ to be active from the Pacific at the beginning of October. Their activity will start off from Palau using the callsign T88ZX starting about October 1st and be there for one week. They will then move to Yap Island, Micronesia, using the callsign V63ZT. Activity again will be for one week. Operations will be CW/SSB on 80-10 meters. If there is enough interest in RTTY, they may be active. There will be an emphasis on the WARC bands as long as there is activity. Also, look for them to be active on CW 24 kHz up from the bottom of the band. They will also listen up for the new DXers who might need it. They will also run split in the General portion of the band for SSB. Tom states, "Although we'll be barefoot, we're going to be on the beach and will have a two element vertical dipole array for 20-10 and a single vertical for 80-30." QSL via K7ZZ, CBA and can be found at QRZ.com.
PJ5, ST. EUSTATIUS
Look for Jim, K1NA, to be active as PJ5NA in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All Band entry. QSL via K1NA.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
Carlos Nora, CT1END, informs that the logs for CT6B (EU-040 Berlenga Island. QSL via CT1EEN) and CT1EGW/p (QSL via CT1EGW) are now available online at the following Web pages at:
NOT THE MANAGER. Robert, FK8AH, is not the QSL Manager for FK8KAB/P (QSO dated January 4-6th, 2003). Cards should be sent to A.R.A.N.C., Box 3956, F-98846 NOUMEA, NEW CALEDONIA. Cards already received by FK8AH have been sent to ARANC. Please do not send cards to FK8AH.
Graham, M5AAV, informs OPDX that he has been appointed QSL Manager for GB6MD [Marconi Day Special Event Station - All Years] and also G6PZ - To be heard in most Contests and at other times. QSL either via the Bureau to M5AAV or Direct (enclosing IRC/Greenstamp to Graham - Details on QRZ.com). Also see his Web site at:
QSL HP0L (Special event station operated from Flamenco Island, Panama Canal Entrance - Pacific side - PAN-024, active August 16-17th, 2003) via HP1IBF or PCARA: P.O. Box 5414, Balboa, Ancon, Panama. (*)
The QSL route for contacts with Max, KH6ZM, after September 1st, 2003, will be "DIRECT ONLY" via I0MWI: Stefano Cipriani, Via Taranto 60, I 00055 Ladispoli (RM), Italy. (*) Please look at the QSL practice on:
Patrick, WD9EWK, informs OPDX that he has received the logs for Claudio Pons Estel, LU5FII, of San Justo (Santa Fe Province), Argentina, and is now Claudio's new QSL Manager. More information is available about Patrick becoming Claudio's QSL Manager, as well as other stations he takes care of QSLing for, on the Web page at:
Ric, DL2VFR, was active from Langeland (EU-172), Denmark, last week as OZ/DL2VFR. QSL via his home callsign, either via the bureau or direct if necessary. (*) Christian, DL6KAC, expects to have the OZ0AIS QSL cards by end of September. He states that they will start with the QSL shipping just after that (First direct cards, then bureau cards). Expect bureau cards to be in the bureau in October/November this year. Some pictures of the operation can be found at:
NEW QSL MANAGER. Ralph, K2PF, informs OPDX that effective immediately, QSL cards for S21B should be directed to KX7YT. (*)
QSL Manager Change: John, N0JT, informs to "Please be advised, and possibly update your databases, WC4H is taking over for N0JT. Due to health concerns, N0JT is no longer a QSL Manager. Including the various Contest Logs, I have turned all logs, 47 of them, and sent 120 lbs of blank QSL Cards to my friend Carl, WC4H, who is well qualified to assume the duties. WC4H will handle all submissions as of September 4, 2003. N0JT will forward all received mail to WC4H until things settle down. Stations effected are: 3E1AA, 3E1CW, 3E1DX (including many of his contests), 3E500XVH, 3F2XVH, EL2RR, FS5PL, (including his many Contests and IOTA trips) HH2/N3SIY, HI8FHD (on 14.247 only), HJ0QGL, HK0OEP, HP1MM, HP1XVH, J3/KB0QNS, J3/N3SIY, LX1RQ ( NA Only), M0ADG, MQ0ADG, PT1TF (14.247 only), TO9PL and XE1/W6EFR. Thanks for your cooperation in the past and good DX", John N0JT....
QSL Manager Change: Luke, PT7WA, informs OPDX that due to family health
problems PT7AA transferred to him all his QSL Manager obligations. This
includes some of his own operations. Luke is able to confirm QSOs with
the following stations. Bureau cards are OK!
SA-003 F.NORONHA ISLAND: ZY0FA 1989, ZY0FCA 1987, ZY0FCM 1987, ZY0FKL 1987, ZY0FMC 1987, ZY0FRT 1987, PY0FK 1995, PT7WA/PY0 2000 SA-010 TRINDADE ISLAND: ZY0TF 1988, ZY0TK 1988-1990, ZY0TR 1988. ZY0TW 1990, PY0TE 1984/1985 (OP. ANTONIO LUIS), SA-014 SP&SP ROCKS, ZY0SS 1989, ZY0SW 1989, ZY0SY 1989, PY0SK 1991, PY0SR 1991, ZY0SK 1994-1997, ZY0SP 1994, ZY0SG 1997 SA-023 ITAPARICA ISLAND: PT7FX/PY6 1999 SA-025 ILHA GRANDE DE SANTA ISABEL: ZW8AA 1992 SA-038 ROCAS ATTOL: ZY0RW 1991-1992, ZY0RK 1991 SA-041 SAO JOAO ISLAND: ZX8CW 1990 SA-046 ITAMARACA & S.ALEIXO ISLAND: PT7WA/PY7 1999, ZV7G 1999 SA-072 CANARIAS ISLAND: PT7AA/PR8 2000 SA-080 TINHARE ISLAND: PT7WA/PY6 1999
Luke will take care of all cards received and not answered. Most of the logs are "paper logs", but he will do his best to answer any question as fast as possible.
Leo, K8PYD, has acquired the logs for VK4TE (from Willis Island) from 1966-1970 for USA stations only. He has no idea how complete these logs are, but he has a few blank cards if anyone is still in need of one from that station.
S7, SEYCHELLES (*)
Norbert, DL2RNS, will be here on holiday as S79NS between October 4-17th. He prefers CW and will be using a brand new FT-897. QSL via DL2RNS (DARC Bureau) or direct if necessary. There will be no online log. Please note that 1 USD does not cover the mail from DL to the U.S.
SPECIAL EVENT (*)
Look for special event station EN100WAY (World Aviation Year) to be active until September 30th, to commemorate 100 years of world aviation and 85 years of aviation in Ukraine. Activity will be from the club station, UR4WWE, which is located at Lviv State Airport. Activity has been mainly CW, with some RTTY. Watch frequncies 3710, 7071, 14022, 14093, 18115, 18128 and 21010 kHz (+/- 5 kHz). QSL via UT7WZ by the bureau or direct to: Miroslav Lupiy, P.O.Box 94, Lviv, 79000, Ukraine. Bureau cards can also be requested via E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Look for Sylvester, DH4PB, who will go to Cuxhaven, to celebrate Professor Ferdinand Braun day as DL0PFB. Professor Braun was with Marconi as a pioneer in wireless radio and the founder of the television tube. Activity will be on CW on all bands. Operations will start on Saturday, September 20th at 0800z.
Noel, PT2ND, informs OPDX that the Ministry of National Integration by The National Secretary of Civil Defense, along with the Brazilian Amateur Radio League-LABRE, coordinators of the National Amateur Radio Emergency Network-RENER, will promote on October 4th and 5th as an international amateur radio event celebrating the "International Accident Reduction Day". Many Brazilian amateur radio operators will be operating the special callsign ZY2A between 0000z on October 4th until 2400z on October 5th, on all HF bands SSB, CW and Digital Modes. Noel states, "Natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, landslides, shipwrecks and others, cause huge financial expenses and the loss of many precious human lives. The consciousness of society is fundamental to prevent and minimize its effects. On these situations it is important that organized groups are prepared to immediately help control these events and solve such unexpected problems. The Amateur Radio Community, always willing to help on these circumstances, make themselves present, spreading the news about this event." All Amateur Radio colleagues that contact ZY2A station and submit their QSL cards will receive special commemorative QSL cards by reply, celebrating the International Accident Reduction Day. QSL via PT2AA either through the bureau or direct.
Operaors Erhard/DL5JQ and Wolfgand/DK3KD will be active as TA3/DK3KD in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-Op/Low Power entry. QSL via DL5JQ.
V26, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
Bud, AA3B, informs OPDX that he will be active as V26K starting November 26th through November 30th. This will include the CQWW CW Contest. His activity will be CW only and a Single-Op/ All Band/Low Power entry. QSL via AA3B.
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
An enthusiastic Multi-Operator team led by Bud Foster, K4ISV, will be active as VP5B in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). Operators mentioned are: K4ISV, K1LZ, K4RO, K4UU, K4CN, W5AO and WX3B. QSL via N2AU.
VP6, BERMUDA (*)
Bert, PA3GIO, will be active as PA3GIO/VP9 from September 18-28th on Bermuda Island (IOTA NA-005). Activity will be SSB only on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters from the QTH of Ed, VP9GE. QSL (preferable by the bureau or E-mail: email@example.com) to PA3GIO. Web site for this operation is at:
YI, IRAQ (*)
Masa, JG1OWV, informs OPDX that Sada, JA1AHF, has just gotten his own liscense and is signing YA1D now. The new club station is also licensed as YA0J. Both are from Kabul, Afghanistan. Sada is operating most days after 1230z on 80-10 meters, mainly SSB with some slow CW. He will start to be active on some digital modes soon. QSL for YA1D and YA0J is via JG1OWV.
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