The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 898
March 2, 2009
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, N3SL, NG3K, N4AA & QRZ DX, W5CW, K6YP, WB6PSY, K8NA, K8YSE, N8OFS, W9VA, W0CN, DX-IS News Site, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, 2E1EUB, 4L2M, DK8JB, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, F5NQL & UFT, G3NKC, GI7OMY, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JR3TVH, M0URX, OM0A Contest Group, OE1WHC, RSGB IOTA Web Site, VA3RJ & ICPO and the VHF-DX-Portal for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 22nd/February, through Sunday, 1st/March there were 224 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, D6, 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, 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, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, KP5, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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" (WFWL).
2009 INTERNATIONAL DX CONVENTION
The 2009 International DX Convention in Visalia, California, will be held April 17-19th. This is the 60th anniversary of this event which promises to be even more special this year than it has been in previous years. Special attractions this year include:
* Contest Academy by the Northern California Contest Club
* Radio Arcala Project with OH2BH & OH8NC
* Special Guest and Banquet Speaker: The Hon. J. Scott Redd (K0DQ), Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret)
* Breakfast Program: Desecheo, KP5 DX-Pedition
For complete program information, see: http://www.dxconvention.org
Hurry!! Special Pre-registration Price Ends March 20, 2009!!
2M, SCOTLAND (Satellite Op)
Paul, 2E1EUB, will once again be active as 2M1EUB from March 21st for one week. He will sign 2M1EUB and be active on all the satellites from northeast Scotland. Also, look for him on 160 and 80 meters. Checkout QRZ.com under 2M1EUB for more info.
5N, NIGERIA (EME and Possible IOTA Op)
Bodo, DL3OCH, who was recently active as KT3Q/4 from Key Biscayne Island [NA-141] in December, will be working from here between March 5th and July 24th. Activity will be on all HF bands (160-10 meters) plus some operations on EME. His expected callsign will probably be 5N/KT3Q. There is mention that he may also activate the Bayelsa/Rivers/Akwa Ibom etc States IOTA Group (AF-076).
QSL via DL3OCH.
9M8, EAST MALAYIA
Steve, 9M6DXX, will operate as 9M8Z from Sarawak (OC-088), March 26-29th. Activity will include the CQ WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Single-Operator/Unassisted/All-Band/High-Power entry. Outside the contest look for him to be on 40 meters SSB using a 3 element Yagi. QSL via M0URX, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
PLEASE NOTE: QSL Manager Tim, M0URX, states, "This week 180 QSL cards have been posted by air mail from recent activities. Logs have also been uploaded to LoTW."
AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Operators Kuniyoshi/7L1FPU (W1FPU), Yoshiki/KH0UA and Satoshi/N2QP will be active as AH0BT during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via 7L1FPU.
BACK TO AFRICA
Tim, M0URX, reports that John, 9M6XRO, is planning once again to be in Southern Africa this year. An E-mail by John explains (edited):
"I can now confirm my Africa trip dates. I arrive in Johannesburg via Kuala Lumpur and Doha on July 25th, 3 days earlier than planned. I can then help Daniel, ZS6JR, load up and move all the gear to Lesotho (7P) and get the antennas and equipment set-up before the others arrive in Lesotho on the 29th. I hope to put ZS6/GM3OOK on the air for a bit en route possibly from the 25th evening. Daniel has not yet confirmed the date we will drive to Lesotho. Looks like I will also have the option of operating from Swaziland again as 3DA0OK, but the duration and dates will depend on the logistics of the whole operation as everyone is due back in Johannesburg on August 13th. I will keep you updated on that part of the itinerary. My flight back to Borneo leaves on August 14th, once again via Doha. QSL via M0URX."C5, THE GAMBIA
Hartwig, DL7BC, will be active as CN2BC during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via DL7BC.
EI, NORTHERN IRELAND (30m Digital)
Daithi, GI7OMY, informs that EI stations will be permitted to commence operating on Digital modes on 30 meters starting March 29th. He plans to activate the club callsign MI0EPC for European Phase Shift Keying Club (EPC) on that day on 10140 kHz. QSL via GI7OMY.
FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON
Remember, Eric, KV1J, will once again be active as FP/KV1J from Miquelon (NA-032) between March 4-9th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. He will also be in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th, 2009) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low- Power entry. Antennas will be a N1IW off-centered fed dipole (80-10m), SteppIR vertical (40-10m) and a PAR-6 Moxon for 6m. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Also, LoTW or eQSL. Visit his Web page at:
GJ, JERSEY (EU-013)
Dez, G0DEZ, will be active as GJ3WW during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. This will be a holiday style operation. QSL via LoTW or direct to G0DEZ.
EU-048. Operators Christophe/F5UBH, Juan/F5IRC and Karim/F4CTJ will be active as TM2HC from Hoedic Island (DIFM AT 017, DIM O25, WLOTA 0851 and DFCF 56-033), March 13-15th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, PSK31 and RTTY. QSL via F5IRC, direct (w/SAE and postage) or via the French REF-Union Bureau.
EU-059. (UPDATE) Col, MM0NDX, will be active as GM5A and MM0NDX/P from St. Kilda, Scotland, between July 24-27th. This will be a family holiday-style operation from the campsite in Village Bay. St. Kilda is one of only two-dozen global locations to be awarded "World Heritage Status" for both natural and cultural significance. Col will participate in the 2009 RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as GM5A. Outside of the contest he will sign MM0NDX/P and possibly be active on 80 and 40 meters. QSL GM5A via GM4FDM and MM0NDX/P via M0URX. A Web site is now active for this activity at:
NA-046. Members of the Fall River Amateur Radio Club and Team HAMCOW will be active during the New England QSO Party (May 2-3rd) as W1ACT/p from Martha's Vineyard (USI MA-005S, WLOTA LH-2804). Suggested frequencies are: 3540, 7040, 14040 and 14280 kHz. QSL via N1JOY: Roland Daignault, 19 Davis Rd, Westport, MA 02790-3433. For more information, please visit:
NA-141. (Special Event) Members of the Jupiter Tequesta Repeater Group, West Palm Beach Amateur Radio Club and Palms West Amateur Radio Society are planning to activate W4K to celebrate John F. Kennedy's birthday from Peanut Island (USI FL-479, Palm Beach County, FL), May 29-30th, in 2010. Reports indicate it is from "JFK's old Cuban missile crisis bunker". Activity will be focused on HF (mainly 40/20m), 6 and 2 meters using CW and SSB. Cards are presently being designed for the event. This will be the first time Peanut Island will be activated. More information should be forthcoming.
NA-186. (UPDATE to OPDX.897) Cezar, VE3LYC, is planning a DXpedition to one of the most wanted IOTAs in the world called Fox Island. Cezar states, "This IOTA group has only been activated very briefly 16 years ago and being in demand by 97% of the IOTA members sits at #1 on the Most Wanted NA-IOTA List. He announced this past week that the callsign to be used for the DXpedition will be VY0A and has been approved by Industry Canada. He will be traveling to the island between March 31st and April 3rd. Cezar will use an IC-7000 (100w) and a multi-band vertical antenna, focusing on 20/30/40 meters, CW and SSB. Look for updates to appear on QRZ.com at: http://www.qrz.com/db/VY0A Cezar is looking for support. Costs associated with this operation are considerable, and both group and individual support are sought. To support this operation, please contact Cezar at: firstname.lastname@example.org
J6, ST. LUCIA (NA-108)
Just a reminder that John, W5JON, will be active as J6/W5JON from Marigot Bay between March 1-11th (2009). Activity will be on 160-6 meters SSB using dipoles and 6m yagi. Also, look for activity in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th, 2009). QSL via W5JON.
J7, DOMINICA (NA-101)
John, G3LZQ, will be active as J79WR between March 5-25th. Activity will be holiday style, but he plans to concentrate on 160 and 80 meters, and participate in the upcoming Commonwealth (BERU) Contest (March 14-15th). QSL via G3LZQ.
KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY (Change Of Plans)
Dan, W0CN, informs OPDX that there is a delay in his work assignment at Gitmo -- now tentatively he is planning for April 10-20th for his KG4CN from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GITMO, IOTA NA-015, Grid FK29). Activity will be on 160-10 meters, mostly SSB and some CW. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no RTTY. QSL to W0CN (LoTW/direct/ Zero-Bureau).
K5D DESECHEO ISLAND DXPEDITION NOW QRT (Update)
The K5D Desecheo Island DXpedition is now QRT and in the history books. Their Web states, "Every one of our goals was exceeded; most significantly, the number of QSOs." The total QSO count was 115,728! On their Web page the status of K5D log states that the last QSO was "26-Feb-2009 at 09:39:00" and the following statistics are (without Satellite QSOs):
Band SSB CW RTTY Total ---- ----- ----- ------ ------ 6M 17 79 * 96 10M 163 64 2 230 12M 641 265 1 907 15M 6132 4176 443 10751 17M 12969 7191 1343 21503 20M 15702 9592 1728 27022 30M * 13452 2204 15656 40M 6791 8467 868 16126 80M 7419 8800 * 16219 160M 1984 5231 * 7215 ---------------------------------- Mode Total 51819 57317 6589 115725In addition to the normal methods of QSLing K5D, they now are offering an Online QSL Request System (OQRS). You can request your K5D QSL one of four ways:
The K5D log will be uploaded to LoTW in early 2010. For complete details about the OQRS, please click on the links above. Direct QSLs are via N2OO: K5D QSL Manager, Bob Schenck, P.O. Box 345, Tuckerton NJ 08087 USA. Remember for complete details/updates/logs/pictures, visit the KP5 Web page at:
LT9, ARGENTINA (Special Callsign)
Members of the Corrientes Radio Club (LU4LG), Villa Angela Radio Club (LU4GO) and Chaco Radio Club (LU4GF) will activate the special callsign LT9L from "Esteros del Ibera", March 21-23rd. The place of operation is the Ibera Interpretation Center, located on the shores of Lake Luna, Colonia Pellegrini, Corrientes Province. Access to this location is from the City of Mercedes, from which it is separated on about 120 km of unpaved road. The Center has a showroom with illustrative material about the history, geography and biology of the park. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15 meters using CW, SSB, PSK, RTTY and SSTV. Operators mentioned are: Ricardo/LU4GL (CW), Raul/LU1JB/L (CW), Luis/LU4LC (SSB), Juan Carlos/LU9GDN (SSB), Ramon/LU7LC (Digital) and Nestor/LU4LE (Digital).
QSL via EA5FL:
JOSE MIGUEL ALCARAZ Moncho, PO Box 252, 03700 - Denia, Alicante, Spain.
MJ, JERSEY (Correction)
Operators David/G3NKC, Dave/G4BUO, Martin/G4XUM and Phil/GJ4CBQ will be active as MJ4K (not MH4K) during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via G3NKC.
NL8, ALASKA (Rare IOTA and USI)
Tim Tillman is the only full time resident of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Unalaska Island, (NA-059, USI AK005S, 3rd S. Central County) in the Fox Island Group and active on Amateur Radio. Tim's original callsign at NA-059 was NO7F/KL7, but he now has the callsign NL8F. NA-059 is a rare Island for IOTA, with only 26% of those participating in the IOTA award program having it confirmed. He can sometimes be heard on 40 meters (7095 kHz after 0745z). QSL via K8NA ((QRZ.com) address).
OE100, AUSTRIA (Special Event)
Press release by Wolf, OE1WHC, from the Documentary Archive Radio Communication, states (edited): "The 'Radio Club of America' was established in January, 1909, and issued the first ham licences in April of that year. To celebrate 100 Years of Amateur Radio, the Amateur Radio Section of ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and the Documentary Archives Radio Communication /QSL Collection, will activate, April 1-30th, a special event station with the callsign OE100M. OE100M is an official 'International Marconi Day' station. Contacts made on Saturday, April 25th, are valid for the IMD Award. QSL via the OE Bureau or direct to OE1WHC. Cards without SASE and IRC or green stamps to cover postage will be processed via Bureau." To see the QSL, download the file at:
OM0, SLOVAK REPUBLIC
The rare "OM0" prefix will be activated during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March, 28-29th) on 160-10 meters by the OM0A Contest Group. Five operators and one YL will enter the contest as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are: Villiam/OM0AAO, Martin/OM4AAS, Mimi/OM4AQW (YL), Igor/OM6ACI, Peter/OM6PR and Stevo/OM7KW. QSL via OM0AAO.
PA750, THE NETHERLANDS
A group of radio amateurs in the Assen region will be on the air as PA750ASN during the following periods: March 1st and April 15th, and the month of June and September. Operations will be on all bands and modes. Activity is to celebrate the 750th anniversary of Assen city located in the northeastern part of the Netherlands. Also being celebrated is the 200th anniversary (March 13, 1809) of the city's rights granted by Louis Napoleon. A special QSL card will be available on request. QSL via PI4ASN, by the Dutch QSL Bureau or direct by (QRZ.com) address. NO E-QSL.
PJ2, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
It seems Bob, K4UEE, (and others) have not had enough DXing after their operation on Desecheo Island and are now heading toward Signal Point Station on Curacao (SA-006, WLOTA LH-0942) to organize a Multi-Multi contest effort as PJ2T in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th). Operators mentioned are (*Desecheo Team): *Bob/K4UEE, *Gregg/W6IZT, *George/N4GRN, Everett/WZ8P, David/K4SSU, Elmer/N4LR, Norman/WA4ZXV, Wayne/KU4V, Jim/W4TE, Don/N4HH, Mary/K1MMH, Harry/W4KJ, George/KI4DSO, Jim/ND4V, *Bill/N4NX, *Chaz/W4GKF and Geoff/W0CG. QSL PJ2T via N9AG or LoTW. Visit the CCC Web site at:
PS0, FERNANDO DE NORONHA
Operators Bill/W9VA and Jim/K9PPY will be visiting Andre/PY0FF between March 3-10th. They are going there to be active as PS0F during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW, or direct to W9VA. Activity outside of the contest will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and possibly some Digital modes.
Bill tells OPDX that this is his 12th trip to PY0F -- his first trip was in 1988.
ADDED NOTE: An E-mail address will be available with regards to suggestions to operating schedule and both ops will monitor messages at: email@example.com
QSL INFO AND NEWS
JS3OMH BIRD ACTIVITY. Were you lucky to work Ken/JS3OMH as JS3OMH/6 on AO-51 from a few of the Japanese islands (IOTA AS-049)? The islands were TAKARA Island (February 24-26th) and KODAKARA Island (February 26-28th). QSL via the Bureau.
NEW QSL MANAGER. Buzz, NI5DX, has assumed the duties as QSL Manager for Damian, EA8BWW. Once logs are transferred, Buzz will be able to confirm all contacts made with EA8BWW. QSL cards will be ordered, so expect a delay of 6 weeks or more to receive your EA8BWW card.
NEW QSL MANAGER. Steve, N3SL, informs that he is now the QSL Manager for Omari, 4L5O, beginning as of 2009. Omari was very active up to 2000, until he took leave of radio for family obligations. Steve does not have access to any logs prior to Janury 1, 2009. Current logs are in hand, with a log search on QSL.NET or the N3SL Web page. Cards are on the way from UX5UO.
NOT THE QSL MANAGER. Mamuka, 4L2M, reports that as of August 2008, UA9LP is no longer his QSL Manager for Russian stations. All Russian stations should use EA7FTR's QSL service.
QSLS VIA LOTW: 9L1AB, C6APG, EF8T, F5IN, FW8DX, HB9LCW, HQ9R, HV0A, NP2KW, R1FJT, RW0A, S21VJ, SK3GM, VK9DWX, VP2ETL, XU7AAV, YN2S and ZL7/SP9PT
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4L8A, 7Q7HB, 7Q7JL, CE1/K7CA, CE9/K2ARB, DS1REE, ER4DX, EY8MM, HB0/DK9FEC, HK3CQ, KP2/AE6XY, LY2ZZ, OA4BHY/2, S79NS, S79NS/p, TF3SG, UK9AA, V85TT, VK9DWX, VQ9LA and YB0AZ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4X6HP/M, A52AM, C52C, CN2BC, CN4MC, CT3/DJ6QT, CT9L, EA5KB, EF5K, EG5Y, ER3R, EV7DP, EZ8CW, FJ/DJ2VO, HB2008EM, HB2008FS, HB2008LU, HB2008MH, HB2008OK, HB2008VC, JR7WAB, LZ08KM, MM/OQ9E/P, OE1KIDS, OE1MBB, OE2008A, OE2008C, OE2008M, OE2008MOU, OE2008PGQ, OE2008R, OE2008U, OE2008V, OE3WOB, OH0V, OX3XR, OY/DD5FZ, ST2R, SV5/DJ7RJ, TF4M, TM7RWC, TR8CA, UA2FW, UA2FX, UT4EK, VE3FJ, VP5/N1WON, VP8DLG, VU4AN and YK9SV
Members of the UA2 Contest Club will be active as RW2F in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via DK4VW.
S2, BANGLADESH (Update/Reminder)
Some members of the Korea DX Club will be active as S21KD from Dhaka in the People's Republic of Bangladesh between March 7-14th. Operators mentioned are: Kim/6K5YPW, Choi/HL5FUA, Kim/6K5YPW and Yoon/6K2AVL. They plan to operate on 160-10 meters, CW, SSB and the digital modes, using three amplifiers, verticals and beams. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1822/1824, 3515, 7015, 10115, 14015, 18075, 21015, 24895 and 28015
SSB - 3795, 7095, 14195, 18130, 21295, 24950 and 28460
Digi - 14082, 21082 and 28100 kHz
Their main purpose for the Bangladesh DXpediton is to provide enough chances to have a QSO with Bangladesh for all DXers who need it. They hope it will be a good chance for Asia and Europe stations to work them on all bands. Also, they will do their best to work both North and South American stations within workable band conditions. QSLs are via HL5FUA. For more details, updates and their logs, please visit the following Web page at:
Siggi, TF3CW, will be active in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via LX1NO.
Franck, F4BQO, will once again be active as TT8CF between February 27th and July 1st. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL direct via F4BQO.
V2, ANTIGUA (NA-100)
Just a reminder that Peter, G3TKK, will be active as V25TK between February 27th and March 12th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-17 meters using CW. QSL via G3TKK, direct or by the Bureau.
Operators Norman/K1DG, John/K1QX and Martin/W1MD (V26F) will be active as V26F during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL V26F via W1MD.
Kanzi, JA4ENL, will once again be visiting Brunei from March 6-9th. He will be active as V85NL and operate on all bands (including 30/17/12m), especially on 80/40/20m and the top bands mostly on CW. QSL via JA4ENL, by the JARL Bureau or direct.
V88, BRUNEI (Special Event)
Look for special event station V88NBD25 to be active until March 10th. Activity is to celebrate 25 years as an independent and sovereign nation. To mark this auspicious and historic occasion, the Brunei Darussalam Amateur Radio Association, the organizer of this special event station, launched a temporary Silver Jubilee Award which is available to all amateur radio stations worldwide and SWLs. For details, visit the Web page at: http://www.bdara.net/calendar_special.html Also, see details at:
Chris, G0WFH, will be active as VK7ACG from Tasmania between October 19th and November 17th. He will operate from the QTH of his friend Roy, VK7ROY. Activity will be on all bands, but he plans to concentrate on the lower frequencies. Chris states that a new 60 foot mast will be erected at the QTH of VK7ROY supporting antennas for 160/80/40 meters. QSL via G0WFH, by the bureau or direct. eQSLs are accepted.
VP59, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Dave, W5CW, will once again be active as VP5/W5CW between March 24th and April 8th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (this will include 30/17/12m) CW/SSB. He will also be in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry using the special callsign VP59V.
QSL direct ONLY via W5CW or via PO Box 88, Morris, OK 74445-0088.
VP8, FALKALAND ISLANDS (SA-002)
John, G3VPW, will once again be active as VP8KF between March 5-31st. This is about John's seventh trip to the Falkland Islands. Activity may be limited at first because he will be working at the "Stanley Ionospheric Observatory" for two weeks. However, the last 10 days are set for some DXing. He is expected to stay with Bob/VP8LP and Janet/VP8AIB McLeod (the ones that organized the YL only VP8 operation). When active, John will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters using CW and SSB. He will also focus on the ARRL DX SSB, RSGB Commonwealth and CQWW WPX SSB Contests. QSL via his home callsign.
First time DXpeditioners John/W3MF and Bob/K3PH plan to activate VP9I for the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th). QSL via N1HRA. They may operate outside the contest as VP9/homecalls.
Operators Suer/YY5EBV, Jose/YV5BM and Jhony/YV5KG will be active as YV5KG during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry. QSL via YV5KG.
ZL7, CHATHAM ISLANDS (Update/Reminder)
Just a reminder that a team of 9 operators will be activating Chatham Island as ZL7T, March 5-10th, from the fabulous Chatham Fishing Lodge in the fishing village of Kaiangaroa on the far northeastern tip of the island.
The operators are: Lee/ZL2AL, Morrie/ZL2AAA, Lee/ZL2LE, John/ZL1BYZ, Mike/ZL2CC, Phil/ZL2RVW, Mark/ZL3AB, Wayne/ZL2WG and John/ZL1ALZ. The pilot station will be Duncan/ZL3JT. The four station setup will operate 160-10 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and the PSK modes. Donations would be appreciated. The ZL7T Web site is available at:
PLEASE NOTICE (as of February 12, 2007), NEW ADDRESS CHANGES FOR THE OPDX INTERNET HELP/SUBSCRIBE/UNSUBSCRIBE REQUEST:
Help: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject:help
Subscribe: email@example.com Subject:subscribe
Unsubscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject:unsubscribe
OPDX WORLD-WIDE WEB HOME (provided by John, K8YSE (email@example.com):
ALSO VISIT THE NORTERN OHIO DX ASSOCIATION'S WEB HOME PAGE:
Additional Bulletins for OPDX InterNet Subscribers
Press Release by John Eisenberg, K6YP, Co-Chairman IDXC-2009:
Why come to the DX Convention in Visalia on April 17-19, 2009? Well of course you will have the opportunity to see what is moving and shaking in the word of DX, plus meet your old friends and make many new ones. You can attend technical seminars, forums on Dxing and contesting and take in informative presentations by the year’s major Dxpeditions. We also have some surprises in store for you so check out our web site at:
In addition there are some very special reasons to come and bring your spouse this year. We have put together a truly outstanding Saturday spouse’s tour including, a visit to a lovely iris garden and farm, lunch in the quaint village of Exeter at the Wildflower Café and a visit to La Belle Winery, one of the best vintners in Tulare county. Again there are many more details on the web site.
While you are on the web site, check out the snappy navy blue commemorative polo shirt customized with the IDXC 2009 patch plus your name and call sign. Shirts must be ordered by March 20, 2009.
Another reason to come to Visalia this year is to participate in our incredible raffle. For our 60th anniversary we have gone all out to make this year’s raffle one of the very best ever. HRO, Icom, Kenwood, Yaesu, US Towers and other vendors and manufacturer’s have made it possible to offer a mind boggling array of major prizes. We deeply appreciate the generosity of each vendor and manufacturer who has helped to make the amazing IDXC 2009 raffle a reality.
ICOM America and Ham Radio Outlet have donated our Grand Prize, an ICOM IC7700 HF/50MHz Dream Transceiver. Additional Major Prizes include:
* Two -ICOM iC 7000 IF DSP, HF, VHF, UHF Mobile Transceivers
* Two -ICOM iC 718 HF All Band Transceivers
* Two -ICOM iC 2200H 65W Two Meter FM Mobile Transceivers
* One -Yaesu FT2000 Competition Grade HF Transceiver
* Two -Yaesu FT450AT Compact HF/50MHz 100W XCVR's with IF DSP
* One -Yaesu FT857D HF/VHF/UHF Mobile HF Transceiver
* One -Yaesu FT950 HF/50MHz 100W Transceiver for the DXer
* Two -Yaesu VX3R Ultra Compact Dual Band HT's
* One -Kenwood TS480SAT 100W HF/50MHz XCVR with Auto Tuner
* One US Tower MA40 Crank Up Tubular Tower
* See the web site for the latest information and other great prizes.
All your friends will be at the DX Convention. We hope you will there be too!
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