The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 853
April 7, 2008
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, NC1L, NJ1Q, W2VU, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4VQ, K5OVC, K5XK, W5IF, K8YSE, N8OFS, AB9M, K9WZB, N9QGU, DX-IS News Site, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, Wikipedia, 2E1EUB, A35RK, DK8JB, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DS2AXU, EA5RM, F5NQL & UFT, F5NBU, G3SWH, G3VOF, G8ATE, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JA7LU, MM0NDX, RSGB IOTA Web Site, TA1HZ, VA3RJ & ICPO and Z33F for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 30th/March, through Sunday, 6th/April there were 240 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE0Z, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZK2, 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" (WFWL).
2M1, SCOTLAND (Satellites and Low-band)
Paul, 2E1EUB, will be active again as 2M1EUB from Cairngorms National Park near Aberdeen (IO87RJ) beginning April 12th for 7 days. Activity will be on all satellites (but mainly AO7 SSB), 160/80 meters and some other HF SSB. QSL via his home callsign. Also, visit the (QRZ.com) Web page under 2M1EUB to see a picture of the location and QSL info.
3B6, AGALEGA ISLAND
Ron, K5XK, sent out the following press release on April 1st (edited): "Rachid, 3B8FQ, has received a license for 3B6, and will activate Agalega Island as a Single-Op for 48-72 hours April 14-17th. The callsign will be 3B6FQ. This will be a working trip. Time will be shared with maintenance duties on the island, but Rachid will be as active as possible when not on duty. Operations will primarily be on SSB, with some CW, all bands 80-10M. After two days transportation by boat, operations are expected to begin around 1830 UTC on 14/4/08. Equipment will be battery powered at 70W with simple antennas. Suggested frequencies & last minute details will be announced prior to departure. QSL via K5XK, 3B8FQ/3B6FQ QSL manager."
Operators Zoki/Z33F and Momo/Z31MM will be active from Sousse at the 3V8SS Tunisian Scout Club Station between May 15-26th. Activity will be on all bands, including 30/17/12 meters and on all modes (RTTY/PSK/CW/SSB/SSTV). There will also be activity on 2 meters. Also, Zoki, Z33F, plans to be a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m) entry in CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th), and Momo, Z31MM, will be in the EU PSK Contest (May 17-18th). QSL 3V8SS via IZ8FWN. For more and updated info, please visit the following Web pages at:
Seven operators are planning to be active as 4U1VIC from United Nations Vienna during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are: Jozef/ON4ACA, Stefaan/ON4FG, Luc/ON4IA, Karel/ON5TN, Fred/ON6QR, Marcel/ON6UQ and Jun/JH4RHF. Activity depends on the presence of an UN radio operator (JH4RHF) to escort them into the UN building for 48 hours. Currently, JH4RHF is on a mission and it depends on how long he is on that mission, but he is very optimistic to be in Vienna during that time. QSL info will be announced later.
6 METER CARIBBEAN DXPEDITION (Callsign Changes)
Dennis, K7BV, will be active this summer from the Caribbean but on 6 meters ONLY. Look for him to sign as V36M (not V3/K7BV as first reported) from Caye Caulker Island (NA-073, WW Loc. EK57XR), Belize, from June 20-26th, and as 5J0M (not HK0/K7BV as first reported) from San Andres Island (NA-033, WLOTA LH-2990, WW Loc EK92DM) between June 28th and July 6th. His equipment will be a FT-450 with ACOM-1000 amplifier, running 1KW into a 7 element and 3 element beam. The main frequency will be 50.106.2 MHz USB and /B. The pilot station will be Pat, W5OZI. QSL direct only to W1JJ (QRZ.com). For more information, visit his interesting Web page at:
By the time you read this a Swedish team of operators will be active as 6V7I from 6W7RV's QTH between now and April 12th. Operators mentioned are Ronnie/SM7DKF, Goran/SM7DLK, Mats/SM7DXQ, Christer/SM7KJH, Tore/SM7MPM and Mike/SM7TGA. The team plans to have two stations on 160-10 meters operating CW and SSB with monoband yagis and verticals. QSL via SM7DXQ.
6Y, JAMAICA (Ops Needed!)
David, KY1V (6Y1V), reports after a successful Multi-2 operation during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) and possibly setting a new North American WPX SSB Record with 30 million claimed points, he is planning another Multi-2 operation for the 2008 CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th). However, he is looking for 2-4 "experienced" CW operators for a successful M2 operation. He states, "There are no fees to pay for guest operators for this contest. Simply volunteer, confirm your spot by purchasing a ticket to Montego Bay and come have a blast operating one of the Caribbean's best contest stations. Guest operators are welcome to stay at the house for free or share the cost of a rental villa at a local plush resort such as Tryall Golf and Beach Resort or Round Hill. Also, there is a very inexpensive seaside resort close by called the Saraha that has rooms for about 70 USDs/night." If interested, contact David at: email@example.com
9X0R, RWANDA (QRT and Update)
Antonio, EA5RM, informs OPDX that the 9X0R Web page has been updated with some pictures, QSL instructions and more. Please visit their Web page at:
Bill, NM7H (YI9WF), is expected to return to here sometime in early April and be active as A7/G0MKT through the middle of June. Activity will be mainly CW on 40-6 meters with some SSB and PSK. QSL via NM7H, direct or by the bureau.
AH8, AMERICAN SAMOA
Dr. Gavin, W9EYE, will be going back here to do some missionary eye surgery from April 21-27th. He hopes to be active as AH8/W9EYE during his spare time. Dr. Gavin will try to be all bands 80-10 meters with high power as propagation allows, SSB and hopefully RTTY. QSL via his home callsign as instructed on (QRZ.com).
CQ NEWS (New 160m Contest Director)
Richard Moseson, W2VU, Editor of CQ Amateur Radio, sent the following press release on April 4th:
"Andy Blank, N2NT, Named Director of CQ World Wide 160-Meter Contest -- Veteran contester Andy Blank, N2NT, of Dayton, New Jersey, has been named Director of the CQ World Wide 160-Meter Contest. Andy succeeds Dave Thompson, K4JRB, who has decided to retire after 16 years at the helm of the event. During Dave's tenure, the number of logs submitted more than tripled.CQ NEWS (2008 DX Marathon Update)
Andy has been a ham since 1972, a 160-meter operator nearly as long, and a contester for more than 30 years. He has operated not only from his own station but from various multi-op stations in the U.S. and the Caribbean. He is a past winner of the CQWW DX Contest, the ARRL DX Contest and others, and has been a three-time competitor in the World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) competition. Andy says the CQ WW 160-Meter Contest is among his favorites.
Andy's plans for the contest are to build on K4JRB's record of success and growth by making the log-checking procedures consistent with those used in other CQ contests, creating a web presence for the contest and updating some of the rules. The 2009 rules will appear in the November 2008 issue of 'CQ' magazine."
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, reports that the following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
If you had this rejected in a prior application, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the list for an update.
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, reports:
"In follow up to the January 21, 2008, DXCC blog entry regarding St. Barthelemy, DXCC has completed processing 2007 applications and St. Barthelemy has now been added to the DXCC computer system, and, Logbook of The World.FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY
This moves the #1 Honor Roll position to 338 current entities making entry level Honor Roll 329.
While DXCC has completed 2007 applications, there are a number of application returns still being mailed, so it may be another 2-3 weeks before applicants receive their 2007 return.
Lastly, Logbook of The World is now accepting certificate requests for St. Barthelemy, and once those logs are submitted the matches should occur and applicants can claim DXCC credit.
For programmers who use the DXCC entity numbering system, the entity code for St Barthelemy is 516."
FS, ST. MARTIN
Bob, N9QGU, will be active from here for about two weeks starting April 22nd. He informs OPDX that he will be operational on 20-10 meters SSB, early mornings and late afternoon. Bob states, "Last year during a two week period in May, I made over 1000 contacts from St. Martin. I worked most of them on 17 meters. It had the best band conditions."
GB1, ENGLAND (Special Event)
Look for special event station GB1SUN to be active until the end of the year promoting the use of solar energy in amateur radio. The station will be powered by solar panels and will operate on the HF and VHF bands. The location is Ossett, West Yorkshire, the QTH of Mary and Robert Brown, M3XMW and M0JRB.
GB6, ENGLAND (Special Event)
Look for GB6GEO to be on the air from "The Prehistoric Caves", of "Kent's Cavern", England's oldest home in Britain. GB6GEO will be situated in "The English Riviera" (Torbay), that is recognized as having Geo Park status. There are six in the UK, and fifty- three in the world. They hope GB3GEO will help to promote geological heritage to the general public. There will be a special open day at the caves on Sunday, May 25th, and GB6GEO will be on the air during the weekend of May 24-25th. Operations will be on 80-2 meters. The station will be run by Martin/G3VOF, with help from John/G7HIK, Paddy/M1EIW and Roger/2E0GHR. There will be a special QSL card sent for all QSOs made with GB6GEO via the bureau.
GB0, ENGLAND (Special Event On The Birds)
Operators Robert/G8ATE and John/G7HIA will be using the special callsign GB0CD to celebrate "Cosmonautics Day" on April 12th between 0800-2200z on AO7, AO16, AO27, SO50, AO51 and VO52. Some other activites may take place over the following 4 weeks with operations possibly on SSTV and other Digital modes. Cosmonautics Day is a Russian holiday celebrated in honor of the historic first manned space flight made on April 12, 1961, by 27 year old Russian cosmonaut Yuri Alekseevich Gagarin of the USSR, who made one complete orbit around the Earth (lasting 1 hour 48 min.) aboard the spacecraft Vostok 1.
Eric, K9GY, will be back at the YN2N station near Granada (http://www.yn2n.com) again between November 22nd and December 1st. He plans to be active during the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. He is hoping to receive the callsign YN2M for the contest, otherwise he will use H7/K9GY. Eric states that the logs will be uploaded to the LoTW. Direct QSLs are "OK" via CBA too.
HL0, REPUBLIC OF KOREA (Special Event)
Look for special event station HL0HQSC to be active until April 30th. Operations will be on all bands and modes, including the satellites. Activity is to commemorate the first YL Korean astronaut, Yi So-yeon (DS3SYL), during her mission on ISS (International Space Station) between April 8-19th, and to celebrate ARISS School Contact that she will communicate with Korean youths through HAM radio during her mission to Space. QSL via HL2CFY, direct or by the bureau.
By the time you read this, Joerg, DL1MJF, is expected to be active as HS0ZGQ between now and April 24th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, including 30/17/12 meters, CW and SSB, using a TS-50 and G5RV dipole. Suggested frequencies are: 7022, 7062, 14022, 14262, 21022, 21262, 28022 and 28562 kHz. He also plans to visit the Island of Koh Samui (AS-101) between April 20-24th. QSL via DL1MJF, direct or by the bureau.
EU-005. Members of the CQ CQ Portable Group, UK, will active as GB0PIA from Piel Island, May 24-25th. Operators mentioned are: John/M0JFE, Ian/2E0EDX, Brian/2E0OYG, Nathan/2E0OCC, Greg/ 2E0RXX, Sean/2E0BAX and Liam/M3ZRY. Activity is planned for 160m-70cm (no 30m) with band conditions determining which will be used. HF equipment consists of FT817 rigs with 80w linear and various antenna systems. VHF/UHF equipment consists of various radios for 2m, 6m and 70cm, with beams and verticals. Piel Island lies half a mile (1 km) off the southern tip of the Furness Peninsula in the administrative county of Cumbria (WW Loc. IO84JB, WAB square SD26). This operation will also count for the Piel Island 14th Century Castle (CASHOTA reference G/151/C). For more information and updates, visit the following Web page at:
EU-189. (OPERATORS NEEDED!) With less than 2% of the IOTA participants claiming to have contacted the Isle of Rockall, now a dream of opportunity has arisen to join the "Island Man" (aka Andy Strangeway) on a once in a lifetime trip to the edge of the world. Previously activated in 2005 for a few hours only, it's easy to see why this most wanted island on the air attracts interest from every part of the globe. On June 22nd, Andy will attempt to travel out to Rockall with a professional team of yachtsmen and rock climbing instructors. It's thought generally the weather and sea conditions are kindest then. There will be room onboard for up to eight radio amateurs who may be interested in going to Rockall and activating this extremely rare IOTA. If you are serious in joining Andy, drop an E-mail to him at: email@example.com
ADDED NOTE: Andy along with the "World's Most Travelled Person" - Charles Veley, will also attempt to land on Rockall during the week commencing May 12th. It was reported that there are one or two places still available on this earlier trip to Rockall. Again, if interested, contact Andy - the May visit to Rockall could be an ideal opportunity to do a site survey for the planned June 2008 (amateur radio) visit. For updates and a photo of Rockall, visit the following Web page at:
Operator Hans/DL7CM and Siegfried/DM2AYO will be active as J3/homecall between November 6-25th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. They plan to have two stations on the air with 750 watts, yagis and GP. QSL via their home callsign. Watch for more details at:
Dick, G3URA, will be active as J49XF during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via G3URA, direct or by the Bureau.
KH2, GUAM (OC-026)
Operators Sei/JA7LU and Yohji/JH1AWN will be active from here between May 9-11th. Sei is expected to sign JA7LU/KH2, but no details were provided on what callsign Yohji will use. Activity will be on SSB on the HF bands and 6 meters. QSLs via the JARL Bureau are "OK" or direct (See (QRZ.com)).
KH4, MIDWAY ISLAND
It was announced this past week that after six years of no possibility of landing on Midway Atoll, the U.S. Fish and Wild Life Service is reportedly reopening the Atoll for visits. For complete details, please visit:
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (NA-106)
Glen/W5IF and his XYL will be visiting the WP2Z superstation on St. Croix between April 23-30th. He will be operating as KP2/W5IF and plans to be active on all bands with a special emphasis on RTTY and 30/17/12 meters. For RTTY skeds and info, please contact Glen at: W5IF@valornet.com. He also tells OPDX, "Looking forward to a week of R & R (rest and radio) Hi..." QSL via his home callsign, LoTW or by the bureau.
LN2, NORWAY (Special Event)
Members of the Radio Club of Gardermoen (LA2G) will be active using the special callsign LN2G between April 11-13th. This special callsign has been authorized in conjunction with the "Norwegian Hammeeting"
Members of the Bulgaria Contest Team will be active as LZ9W during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via LZ9W by the Bureau.
OH0, ALAND ISLAND
Operator Ari, OH5DX, will be active as OH0Z during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band or Single- Band (20m)/High-Power entry. QSL via W0MM.
P4, ARUBA (Date Change)
Garry/K9WZB and his wife Sharon/K7WZB will be active as P40ZB from May 6-15th (not April 16-24th as first announced). Garry informs OPDX that the dates were changed due to medical problems (Sharon/K7WZB broke her leg). OPDX and its readers wish Sharon the best and speedy recovery. Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/10/6 meters, CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to K9WZB.
PJ4, NETHERLAND ANTILLIES
Andy, W9NJY, is now active as PJ4/W9NJY from the Island of Bonaire (SA-006) until April 10th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters including 30/17/12 meters. QSL via WD9DZV.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL ROUTES by Johannes/DK8JB and Tedd/KB8NW:
4L2M via EA7FTR (UA9LP for Russia; UT7QF for Ukraine)
4L0G via EA7FTR (UA9LP for Russia; UT7QF for Ukraine)
A73A via EA7FTR
AN7B via EA7BB
AO7T via EA7KJ
9M6LSC LOG. Phil, G3SWH (AD5YS), informs that the log of the March 2008 operation from 9M6LSC by Brian/G4ODV (5B4AIZ) is now fully searchable on his Web site at:
A35RK UPDATED ON LOTW. Paul, A35RK, informs OPDX that he has uploaded his March log to the LoTW (on April 1st). He states, "There were nearly 4,000 contacts altogether, mostly due to the two contests... ARRL-DX-SSB and WPX-SSB...during March. I also had a couple of good runs on both 17M and 10M." Paul finds it interesting to note that the "confirmation rate" on LoTW is still running at about 30+%. Contesters like LoTW! The DXer's (in general), their "confirmation rate" is about 10-12% via LoTW, and about the same rate via Bob/W7TSQ (his QSL Manager). Paul feels this has taken some of the workload off his outstanding QSL Manager. He also wants to remind everyone: "No direct mail QSLs to Tonga, please...the mail service is terrible. Also, there is no A3 bureau. And...please...NO QSLs via KK6H, my U.S. 'home' call. Please QSL A35RK via W7TSQ (c/o W7 bureau is OK, but returns are slow) or via ARRL Logbook of the World is an excellent choice. I regularly submit my logs for the past month on the first day of the new month...both to W7TSQ and to LoTW...(ie, March log goes out on 1st April)."
Rene, F5LGE, who was active FM/F5LGE, is now home and direct requests should be answered in about two months. QSLs were ordered.
M5BXB AND OK8XB (New QSL Route). Phil, G3SWH (AD5YS), informs that following the sad passing of Graham, M5AAV, he has been appointed as QSL Manager for M5BXB and OK8XB effective immediately. The logs for both callsigns are fully searchable on his Web site at:
QSLS VIA LOTW: A35RK, B3C, FJ/G3TXF, IR4X and TR8CA
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3DA0VB, 4L0B, 4S7NE, 5H3VMB, 5R8VB, 5X1NH, 5X1VB, 5Z/UA4WHX, 7P8VB, 7Q7VB, 7X0RY, 9J2BO, 9J2VB, 9X0VB, 9X0W, 9X0X, 9X0Z, A25VB, A45XR, AP2NK, BU2AI, C50C, C6AKU, C91VB, CX/N3BNA, D20VB, D60VB, EP4HR, FJ/G3TXF, FO/OH1RX, HB0/DL4IAL, HQ4R, HR3/JA6WFM, IS0/YO3RA, J20VB, J5C, J5UTM, J79SJ, JA6WFM/HC5, JA6WFM/HI8, JY4NE, KG4SS, OD5/F5PTM, PJ2/W8AV, ST2VB, T05FJ, TN6X, V31LZ, V51VV, VK3ZL, WP3C, YN2S, Z2/UA4WHX and ZK1IR
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3B7SP, 3C7Y, 4W6AAB, 7Q7BP, 9Q1EK, 9U0A, AP2TN, C52C, EI5HE, FW5ZL, FW8AA, OJ0J, OJ0LA, P29VCX, VK9DNX, VK9XW, XU7MDY and XY3C
TC57, TURKEY (Special Event)
Members of the Turkish group called SWAT (Special Wireless Activity Team) will be active as TC57A from Canakkale - Gelibolu Peninsula, April 22-26th. Activity is to commemorate the 57th Regiment Martyrs who lost their lives in World War I. Operation will mainly be on 40/20/17/15 meters. For more information, visit (QRZ.com) or the TCSWAT Web site at:
TI, COSTA RICA
Orrin, K9KEJ, will once again be active as TI6/K9KEJ in the jungle from the eastern part of Costa Rica between now and April 11th. Activity will be mostly on 20 meters with some 17/15 meters.
VU/VU4/VU7 NIARS NEWS
It was announced this past week that the National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR) will be celebrating its "Silver Jubilee" in Hyderabad, India, between October 18-20th. To help celebrate this event, look for some special amateur radio activities to take place between October 24th and November 3rd from many Indian locations which will include operations from the Andaman & Nicobar Islands (VU4) and Lakshadweep Islands (VU7). NIAR will be assisting foreign amateurs in regard to reciprocal licenses or operation permits for the VU4 and VU7 activations. To receive details about license requirements, fill out the registration form at:
WELL-KNOWN YL DXER REPORTEDLY VERY ILL
OPDX was informed that well known YL Nellie, XE1CI, is quite ill. Nellie de Lazard is noted for being a QSL Manager, an operator on some major DXpeditions and on the INDEXA Board of Directors since 2002. She is reportedly fighting cancer and is undergoing chemo but continues to be active on the air. Some DX clubs are sending her certificates of acknowledging her achievements in Ham Radio and are also making a donation in her honor to organizations like INDEXA and the Northern California DX Association. If you would like to send her a get well QSL card, we are sure she would appreciate it. Her address is: Nellie de Lazard, Sierra Chalchihui 235-502B, Mexico City, 11000, Mexico. OPDX and its readers wish Nellie a complete recover.
Retu, OH4MDY, is now active as XU7MDY from Sihanoukville until April 14th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes. He was spotted this past weekend on 20/17 meters SSB/RTTY. QSL only direct to XU7MDY address on (QRZ.com).
Wim, ON6NP, will once again be active from here this time as XU7ADV from April 9-28th. Activity will be on SSB and the Digi modes (PSK31 and RTTY). His equipment will be a FT857D, band pass filter, automatic antenna tuner CG-5000 and SB-1000 interface.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS (NA-016)
Bob, K3UL, will once again be active as ZF2UL between now and April 12th. Activity will be mainly CW on 160/80/30 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
ZS8, MARION ISLAND
Petrus, ZS6GCM, is now on Marion Island. He arrived on the island on March 31st. As reported last week, do not expect him to be on the air as ZS8T for about three to four weeks. This is due to a changeover time in working patterns and general settling in on the island. He is expected to be on Marion for at least a year. For updates and the first offical announcement of ZS8T being on the air, please visit the official ZS8T Web site at:
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