The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 874
September 8, 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, ARRL DX News, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, NE1RD, NJ1Q, K2PF, W2VU, K3MD, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, AA5UK, KM6HB, AC7DX, K8YSE, W8AV, DX-IS News Site, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, DK8JB, DL1MGB, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & LNDX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IW1DQS, JA1ELY, JI6KVR & IOTA-JA News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, SP5UAF, TA1HZ and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
SPECIAL NOTES FROM EDITOR (by Tedd/KB8NW)
My BARF80 Linux system is still down, so I continue to retrieve my E-mail and send the bulletin out via my ISP (hamnet.org) direct (until a new Linux system can be found or put together). Hopefully, things will get back to normal soon.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 31st/August, through Sunday, 7th/September there were 207 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 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, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FR, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JX, JY, K, 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, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZB, ZC4, ZD8, 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).
The Vienna International Centre Amateur Radio Club (4U1VIC) will be on the air during the Worked All Europe DX Contest (WAEDC), September 13-14th. This will be a SSB only operation. The station is located in the secured United Nation campus in Vienna, Austria, and due to access restrictions, they will not be able to operate the full 48 hours continuously. They will try to be on the air as much as possible. Operators mentioned are: OE1AWB, OE3BLB, OE1RKS, OE1DWC, OE3SGU and OE3GCU. 4U1VIC will send QSL cards for all QSOs via bureau. If you are in a hurry you can send it direct including SAE and return postage to: AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, VIENNA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, P.O.BOX 500, A-1400 VIENNA, AUSTRIA.
Mirek 9V1XE/VK2DXI/SP5IXI, is once again active as 7X0DX until September 11t. Activity will be limited to his spare time because this is a business trip. This time Mirek has difficult conditions to build effective antennas but will try to be active if only possible. QSNs show Mirek has been on 40/30/20 meters CW at various times. QSL via DL4DBR. For updates, please watch the following Web page at:
Paul, A35RK, informs OPDX that he will try to be active as much as possible until he takes his antennas down around October 20th before heading to stateside at the end of that month. He will return to Tonga during the first week of December. However, he states that he will probably not be back on the air until Christmas, weather permitting. He also mentions that Tonga is having some very unusual weather events lately, and these events are effecting a broad area of the South Pacific. Tonga is also enduring gale force winds at the moment, all due to an enormous (1040mb) high pressure system NE of New Zealand. Paul states,
"The Kiwi weatherfolks say that they have never seen such an intense high in this region, and the immediate forecast is for more 'dirty' weather. High winds...cyclones...are expected in our region from late November until March or April. But this is unusual. At the moment, I can't turn my beam where I want to because I have to point it in whatever direction reduces the windload on the antenna/mast. Consequently, I'm as much at the mercy of the wind as of the propagation conditions....and I haven't been able to work hardly anyone in the last few days.... I have received many requests for digital skeds lately...especially from Europe... but I'm afraid that I can't accomodate them. We'll just have to wait and see what the bands and weather conditions will allow."QSL via W7TSQ.
ADDED NOTE: Paul is currently thinking about being active from a few different islands on his return back from the states. Travel arrangements are not finalized at this time, but stay tuned.
Operators IK2QEI, IK1SPR, IK1RQT, IK1HXN, IV3ZXQ and CN8WW will be active as CN3A during the CQ WW DX RTTY Contest (September 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW or via I2WIJ.
CQ MAGAZINE PRESS RELEASE
Richard Moseson (W2VU), CQ Editor, reports on September 3rd: "Brittany Decker, KB1OGL, has been named Youth Editor of CQ Amateur Radio magazine, Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, announced today. Decker, of Hudson, New Hampshire, is 14 years old, has a General Class license, and already holds an amateur radio leadership position as Assistant Section Manager for Youth in the ARRL New Hampshire Section. She wrote the article, 'Saving the Hobby for KG7HF,' about her introduction to amateur radio, that appeared in the April 2008, issue of CQ. Another article, 'A Rookie's Guide to Contesting,' will be published in the October issue.
'CQ's ongoing participation in the Newsline Young Ham of the Year award program has shown me that there are many young hams out there doing all sorts of wonderful things,' explained Moseson, 'and I realized that we need to showcase some of their achievements on a regular basis. But we want this new column to be for young hams as well as about young hams, and we want to keep it in their own voices as much as possible.'
Decker commented on her plans for the column: 'Writing the column is a great way to get young radio operators pumped about getting their licenses and staying in the hobby. For me, it has been such a rewarding hobby, and has allowed me to explore many of my interests that could lead to possible careers. Over the past three years, I've had so much fun with amateur radio, and I would love to get other youth to experience the hobby that has given so much to me. I want kids like me to know that if they get their licenses and stay active, they won't regret it.'
CQ's youth column will appear quarterly and is scheduled to debut in the December 2008 issue. Stories by and/or about young hams should be e-mailed to Brittany at or mailed c/o CQ magazine, 25 Newbridge Rd., Hicksville, NY 11801."
NOTE: Photos of Brittany (one by herself, one with CQ Editor W2VU, at the Boxboro Hamfest) are available on request. Please contact W2VU via e-mail.
. Father Gabriele, D2EB, is back in Angola after five years. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters using CW and SSB. He was active this past week on 20 meters (14052 and 14222 kHz) after 2030z. QSL via IZ3ETU direct only or LoTW.
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports on September 3rd: "DXCC Annual List Clarification -- Since the DXCC Annual List has not been published in print for many years a point of clarifica- tion may be needed to help explain how the list works...
As was the case when it was published there were certain requirements
that needed to be met in order to make the list. Including:
* Anyone 'Current' on the DXCC Honor Roll for the period are automatically listed. (On the Honor Roll modes achieved, only)
* A submission must have been made during the period.
* During the period your number on an active award must have increased by, at least, one point.
eg: If in 2006 you had 225 on 160 Meters and in a 2007 submission you did not increase this number by, at least, one point, the 160 Meter Award will not appear in the yearbook. However, if your 160 Meter Award went from 225 in 2006 to 229 in 2007, your callsign will appear.
The DXCC Annual List reflects 'Activity'"
EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS (EU-004)
Adrian, AA5UK, will be active as EA6/AA5UK from Ibiza (JM09tb), October 15-29th. Activity will be holiday style on 160-10 meters using mostly SSB, RTTY, PSK31, SSTV, JT65A and WSPR. Look for satellite activity on AO51. He will also be active during CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). QSL via his home callsign, by the bureau, LoTW or eQSL.
Dom, F6EPO, will be active as FG/F6EPO from September 7-27th. Activity will be QRP on 40/30/20/15 meters CW using K1 radio. His suggested frequencies are: 7007, 10111, 14014 and 21021 kHz. Dom also plans to operate from Volcan Soufriere between September 13-20th, only during the evenings using a K1 radio and vertical. QSL via F6EPO.
FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY
A stateside team will be active as TO5DX from October 16-28th. Their activities will include the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th). Operators mentioned are: Team leaders Janet/W8CAA & Joe/W8GEX, Dave/K4SV, Phil/W9IXX, Jim/K0RH and Joe/AA4NN. For details and updates, visit the TO5DX Web page at: http://to5dx.homestead.com/index.html QSL Manager mentioned is Tim, K4TZZ.
Nicolas, F4EGX, is expected to be active as FT5YI from the French scientific station "Dumont D' Urville" during his free time between November to mid-December. He states that he is on a "professional mission". Nicolas will use a FT857D w/ATU LDG Z-100 into a fishing rod antenna for the 14 MHz. QSL via F4EGX. Visit his Web page at:
EU-007. Operators Dave/EI4BZ, Jeremy/EI5GM, Dave/EI9FBB and Mark/G4AXX will be active as EJ3HB from Great Blasket Island, Ireland, September 10-14th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via EI9FBB, direct or by the bureau. For more information, please visit:
EU-028. Members of A.R.I. Torino and Wave Master Team, will be active as IA5IG from Giglio Island (IIA GR-002), September 24-28th. Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They will have 2 or 3 stations on the air. QSL via IZ1DSH, by the bureau or direct. Operators mentioned are: Giovanni/IK1WEG (CW/SSB), Gerry/IZ1DSH (SSB), Marco/IS0KEB (SSB), Davide/IW1DQS (SSB/Digital), Moreno/IZ1MNE (SSB), Sergio/IW1FSQ (SSB) and Veronica/IZ1KFF (SSB). For more info, please visit:
EU-049. Members of a SV-DX-Group will be active as SY8L from Limnos Island (LH-1740) in Northern Aaegaeis until September 15th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using all modes. QSL via SV2DGH, by the Bureau or direct.
EU-110. Operators Jan/OK1JK, Jiri/OK1JST, Jarda/OK1JIM, Standa/OK1AGE, Tom/OK1JRA, Vojta/OK1JKV and Radek/OK1MRK are active from Porer Island (ACIA 46, CIA-35, IOCA CI-090, MIA MC-313) as 9A/homecall between now and September 13th. Activity will be on most HF bands, using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK. Other references numbers (Lighthouse): CLHA CLH-111, ARLHS CRO-014, TWLHD WLH 9A-052 and WLOTA LH-0240. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the bureau.
EU-125. Tom, DL4VM, is expected to be active as OZ/DL4VM from Romo Island (NS-001 for the Danish Islands Award) between now and September 20th. Activity will be QRP only (5 watts) and only CW on 40/20/15 meters and perhaps 10 and 6 meters depending on conditions. QSL via his home callsign, by the bureau or direct to: Thomas Scheliga, Stockenbruch 12, 66119 Saarbr, Germany.
SA-078. Two members of Grupo RASE DX, Paco/EA7ATX and Juan-Luis/EA7AY, are currently in Colombia for the next few weeks. Their plans include the activation San Bernardo Islands as HK1AT from October 14-19th. QSL via EA7ATX, direct only. For updates, visit the Grupo RASE DX Web page at:
Andrei, UA3ABR, will be active as JT1CA between September 26th and October 2nd. QSL via his home callsign.
Tom, LA4LN, will be active from Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WLOTA LH-0124), September 12-18th. He will operate as JW4LN on 160 meters through 70 cm, mostly on CW with some SSB, digital modes and possibly the satellites. He will also sign JW1V on 60 meters. Tom will be using an IC-7000, with various wires, and a beam antenna for 20/15/10 meters and possibly 6 meters and for the satellites. QSL direct only to LA4LN. Some more details and pictures of QSL cards can be found at QRZ.com under JW1V and JW4LN.
K4, UNITED STATES (Special Event)
Members of the Pentagon Amateur Radio Club (PARC) will activate special event station K4AF on Thursday, September 11th. Activity is to commemorate the 7th anniversary of the attacks that occurred on the Pentagon, the World Trade Center and over Pennsylvania in 2001. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters using CW and SSB. This will be a 12 hour operation between 1200-2400z. A special QSL card will be available for stations that work K4AF. QSL via PARC, P.O. Box 2322, Arlington, VA 22202. Visit the PARC Web page at:
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
John "Doc", K3MD, will be active as KP2/K3MD from St.John's, February 19-24th. His activity will include the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 21-22nd) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. (He placed 9th in the world in 2008.) Doc informs OPDX that the cabin he rents (overlooks east and west at 1000 feet) is a straight shot to U.S. He will be using an IC-7000 (w/ALS-500M/PS-75) into an all band 80-10m trap dipole up 50 feet and a 160 meter inverted L. Outside of contest he will operate casually, usually working Europe on 20 and 40 meters. QSL via K3MD.
Scott, NE1RD, informs OPDX that he will be on Kauai operating as KH6/NE1RD for CW WW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a "100 Pound DXpedition". He will be a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Expect pre- contest operations on CW and SSB from both Kauai Island (OC-019, USI HI-003S, WLOTA LH-1761, Kauai County) and Oahu Island (OC-019, USI HI-008S, WLOTA LH-1227, Honolulu County) in the 10 days prior to the contest. QSL via his home callsign. Visit his Web page at:
KP4, PUERTO RICO
Joachim, KP4EE, is planning to be active during the CQ World Wide CW DX Contest (November 29-30th) as Single-Op/All-Band entry.
NO SUNSPOTS FOR AUGUST (First Time in 100 Years)
The sun has reached amilestone not seen for nearly 100 years: an entire month has passed without a single visible sunspot being noted. Read the entire article at:
NOT A PIRATE (Update)
Mamuka, 4L2M, updates OPDX that the station active as 4L6X (Bob) does have operating Georgian permission.
Syl, F5TLN, will be active as OD5/F5TLN from southern part of Lebanon between October and February 2009. Activity will be on all HF bands, using SSB and sometimes CW. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct to: Sylvain Bertrand, 14 Rue du Champ Saint Pierre, 55100 Verdun, FRANCE. Visit Syl's Web site at:
OH0, ALAND ISLAND
Tomi, OH6EI, will be active as OH0Z between September 20-21st. Activity will include the Scandinavian Activity CW Contest (September 20-21st). He will be a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via W0MM.
PJ2, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
You just have a few more days to work NODXA member Goose, W8AV, who is on the Island of Curacao (SA-006, WLOTA LH-0942) from the PJ2T Signal Point station signing PJ2/W8AV. He is expected to go QRT September 10th. This is an antenna maintenance trip, so he will only be on the air as time permits, and his operating times may be somewhat limited. Activity will be on CW and RTTY (he will try to emphasize RTTY on this trip). Most of his activity has been on 40/30/20 meters, usually in the morning starting around 1100z for about an hour and then again after 1800z, as late as 0145z.
LAST MINUTE UPDATE: Goose informs OPDX: "I have been encountering some problems getting the RTTY stuff to work down here which is why I have not been active on that mode. With all the antenna work to do it has become a lower priority to get it working. I will do what I can between now and Tuesday to try to get things fixed. If I do not succeed, I will continue to operate on CW."
Yuri, VE3DZ, will be active as PZ5TT between November 25th and December 1st. His activity includes the CQ WW CW DX Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/(possibly) High-Power entry. Outside of the contest Yuri will be on all bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via VE3DZ.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
FH1LE QSL STATUS. Alan, F6BFH, reports that all direct requests for the FH1LE activity have been sent out.
Ralph, K2PF, informs that new one letter suffix callsigns can be used
in Bosnia-Herzegovina as of September 1st. He will be handling cards
for the following:
E70A - formally T95A and currently operating as J28OO
E73U - formally T94DJ and E74DX
E73M - formally E73MMM and T93M (or QSL via E73Y)
QSL Manager Ron, AC7DX, reports: "The QSL card for KL7DX (NA-234) is in the final design stage and then it will be printed. Please be patient as the folding color card will be certainly worth the wait."
OLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone
to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 5700 old
QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site contains:
- The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2004 to 2007) with more than 200 QSLs
- At least one card for each 58 deleted DXCC countries (more than 900 QSLs)
- Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more than 2200 QSLs)
- Album for stations from Magrebh - 1945 to 1962 (more than 200 QSLs)
- More than 700 QSLs from the Antarctic bases.
- Nearly 230 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises).
- More than 20 QSLs for the rare French Pacific Islands such as FK/C, FO/C, FO/A, FO/M, FO/C and FW
- Nearly 100 cards from Eparses Islands such as FR/B/E/G/J/T
- More than 450 cards for the old timer with more than 120 countries before 1945.
- A card from the French Department before 1945.
- One card from each of the states in the U.S. before 1945.
The URL address for the Web site is :
NEW QSL MANAGER. Buzz, NI5DX, is now the QSL Manager for Jeff, YI9NIC. Buzz will be able to confirm all contacts once the logs are transferred. There will be an initial delay as QSL cards are designed and printed. Buzz has also asked for Jeff to send a copy of his license so it can be sent to ARRL for acceptance for awards.
QSLS VIA LOTW: 4U1UN and A61AJ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3DA0OK, C91XO, C91YI, D2NX, LU4ACB/mm, LU4DXU/mm, N1YC/VK9X and TX5C
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4L0CR, 4O3A, 4X6HP/M, 4X0X, 5B4NC/P, 5F50KD, 5W0NU, 5Z1A, 6M0MM, 6V7G, 6W1RY, 9A5AN/P, 9A5X, 9M2CNC, 9M2RPN, AO8A, C4MG, C50C, C52C, CS7HQ, CU2AF, CU2DX, CU3F, DK0YB, DL2YMG, DR6IOTA, EA7FTR, EE1TEA, C6ARI, F5RAB/P, F8KHF, HB9BA, HB0/DL2OBO, HE70FG, HG46FC, HP1WW, IF9RGE, II1XMAS, IK1UGX, IR8C, K5ZD, KL7CQ, NQ4I, OA4O, OH2EURO, OH3OJ/P, OH9SCL, OJ0B, OM5FM, PY7MV, SN9Z, SV1QN/8, SV2GWY, SV5/DJ7RJ, SX2SB, T70A, T94LW, T96C, TC0DX, TF4RRC, TK/HB9TL, UE1SNA/P, UT0U, UY0ZG, V31XX, VK1CC, VU7RG, W4PL, XR7A, XT2C, YO3CZW and Z37M
Tom, DJ6TF, will be active as S79TF while on holiday from La Digue Island (AF-024), October 2-14th. Activity will be mainly on 30 meters and RTTY. However, look for him on other modes and bands, especially on the first kilocycles of the bands. Tom reportedly will be using a FT-890 and a vertical antenna.
The Anaheim Police ARC will operate special event station K6P in remembrance of "POW-MIA Recognition Day", September 18-21st. Suggested operating frequencies are: SSB - 21350, 18150, 14253, 7250 kHz, and PSK-31 and RTTY on the appropiated frequencies. Receive a pictured QSL card via KM6HB: Mark McMullen, P.O.Box 27271, Santa Ana, California 92799 (S.A.S.E please).
Anci/JA2ZL and his XYL will be visiting Tuvalu (OC-015) for a family vacation between October 14-21st. Activity will be on 80-12(10) meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and SSTV. He will use a small (500w) amplifier, loop antennas and vertical antennas. Callsign will be issued after entering the country. QSL via JA2ZL, by the JARL bureau or direct to: Anci Yamada, 17-8-2 Takiro-cho, Tazimi, 507-0813 Japan. No e-QSL.
John, KE6GFF, will once again be active as T6EE from metropolitan Kabul between October 5-31st. This will be a portable set-up: FT-897d, YP3 Super Antenna and long shockcord element Buddipole. Operations will be limited to 14200 kHz by license (+/-QRM). He states that he will give particular attention to the Americas, Africa and Middle East. John will also participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). QSL via his home callsign: John Kountz, 1065 van Dyke Dr., Laguna Beach, CA 92651.
The Finnish-Turkish Friendship Consortium station, TC4X, will be once more on the air during the WAE SSB Contest during the weekend of September 13-14th. QSL via OH2BH. Detailed information is available at:
TC470, TURKEY (Special Event)
Members of the Turkish group called TCSWAT (Special Wireless Activity Team) will activate the special station TC470PDZ between September 24-30th. Activity is to celebrate the 470th anniversary the Naval Victory during the Battle of Preveze. Look for the special event station on 40 and 20 meters. QSL via TA1HZ. For more details, view the following Web pages at:
TM0, FRANCE (Special Event)
To celebrate the Charles de Gaulle memorial opening festivities in Colombey les Deux Eglises, the Haute-Marne area hams (Department 52) will be active as TM0CDG between September 28th and October 12th. Activity will be on all HF bands, and possibly 6m, 2m and UHF, using all modes including SSTV. A special QSL card will be sent for each QSO via the QSL Bureau.
TM1, FRANCE (Special Event)
Look for the special event callsign TM1DKF to be active between now and September 14th. Activity is to celebrate the kite festival at Dieppe. No QSL info or bands/modes of activity was provided.
Serge, F6AML, (a member of the F6KOP team) will be active from Cotonou between September 12-24th. Currently his callsign is unknown, but he will pick-up his licence in Cotonou. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB only; sorry this time, no digital. Suggested frequencies are as follows (+/- QRM):
CW - 3525, 7025, 10115, 14025, 18071, 21025, 24892 and 28025
SSB - 3785, 7057, 14235, 18140, 21275, 24944 and 28444 kHz
Serge will use a FT-857D w/amp (800w) into a HF6V and inverted V for 80m. QSL via his home callsign, by the bureau or direct with SAE + 2 USDs or 1 IRC.
VK9, WILLIS ISLAND
Chris, DL1MGB/VK9DWX, sent out the following press release:
"The crew of VK9DWX wants to invite two young hams who have a passion for Ham Radio, DXing and contesting to take part in the DXpedition to Willis Island in October this year. One young ham from 6th October till 19th October and the other one from 15th October till 28th October.For updates and more details, visit the VK9DWX Web page at:
You can reside in any country in the world, hold a valid amateur radio license in your country, have some experience in working pile-ups, and are between 18 and 29.
For qualification you have to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org which must include an essay of 500 words minimum (in English) describing how you got started in ham radio, who your Elmer was and why you should be selected for this DXpedition opportunity. Please also include your full name, callsign and home address.
The VK9DWX crew will pay for all expenses except your flight from your home to Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Send us your application now to email@example.com. We will receive applications until September 15th and will make a fast decision."
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Operators Frank/WA2VYA, Tony/W2WAS, Ken/K2WB and John/N2VW will be active as VP5T during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi/Multi/Dxpedition entry. QSL VP5T via LoTW, or via N2VW (by the Bureau or direct). Their activity will be from Providenciales (NA-002). Look for CW and operations on the WARC bands and 60 meters before and after the contest. Operators will sign using VP5/homecall. QSL to their home callsigns. No eQSLS. SWL QSLs are OK.
WP3, PUERTO RICO (NA-099)
Alfredo, WP3C, will be active in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. His activity will also count for the WLOTA as LH-2802. QSL via W3HNK, direct preferred, but Bureau is OK. Visit his web page at:
Operators Z31MM, Z32ID, Z35T, Z35X, Z36N, Z36W and possibly others will be active as Z37M during the CQ WW DX RTTY Contest (September 27-28th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via Z37M by the Bureau.
By the time you read this, Willi/DJ7RJ and Uli/DL2AH should be on the air from here as ZK3MW and possibly ZK3AH, respectively, through September 29th. Willi will operate mainly CW on 160-10 meters with an emphasis on the lower bands, while Uli operates SSB on 40-10 meters. QSL via their home callsigns.
ZS8, MARION ISLANDS
There is still no activity reported. 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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