OPDX Bulletin 959 May 10, 2010

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 959
BID: $OPDX.959
May 10, 2010
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, NG3K & ADXO, N4AA & QRZ DX, KH6BZF, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), K9EL, AT International, CT1EWA, CT1ILT, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DX World.Net, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, F6FQK, HK3ARR, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWX, JA1XGI, LU1ARG, OK1MU, ON8VM, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, PY7ZY, RN1CW, RSGB IOTA Web Site, RW3GW, SM0BYD, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3ZIK, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and ZL4PW for the following DX information.

SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR (By KB8NW)
There will not be an OPDX Bulletin next week. I will be attending the Dayton HamVention. "IF" I receive a major announcement, I may send something out late Sunday or Monday. However, PLEASE continue to send your DX information. You never know what I might do.... 73 de Tedd KB8NW

P.S. Hope to see you at the HamVention Dayton at the NODXA Hospitality Suite at the Crown Plaza (See below)! I will also be at the ARRL Area on Sunday at the League's Legislation Booth.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 2nd-May, through Sunday, 9th-May there were 203 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2V, VP8, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZF, ZK2, ZL, ZL7, 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).

3A, MONACO
John, K5HGX, will be active as 3A/K5HGX until May 17th. Activity will be on HF bands. QSL via his home callsigns.

3B8, MAURITIUS (EME!)
Operators Rene/PE1L, Eltje/PA3CEE and Johan/PE9DX will be trying to make moonbounce QSOs from Mauritius between May 15-25th. They state on their Web page that 3B8 is the 3rd top most wanted DXCC entity on 144 MHz. The group has received a special moonbounce permit/ callsign for this operation - 3B8EME. QSL via PA3CEE. For more details, visit the Web page at:

http://www.emelogger.com/mauritius/default.asp

3C9, EQUATORIAL GUINEA (IOTA Op!)
On May 7th, the 3C0C Annobon Island team announced (edited):

"If no setback or causes beyond our control, in mid-May start off Equatorial Guinea. Before traveling to Annobon (3C0C), we'll take a DXpedition to Equatorial Guinea, Bioko Island (AF-010), with the indicative 3C9B. The operation will take place over three days and we will be active on SSB, CW and RTTY. The exact dates will be announced shortly. Here in Bioko, we will collect all our needed supplies to live on the island of Annobon for 14 days, then depart to 3C0C. We thank all those who are helping us, Associations, Clubs and individuals, now Annobon Expedition and also the island of Bioko is a reality, thanks to everyone."
For more details and updates on the 3C0C and 3C9B DXpedition, visit the Web page at:
http://www.3c0c-annobon.com

5J0, SAN ANDRES ISLAND (6m Op)
Dennis, K7BV, will once again activate San Andres Island (NA-033, ARLHS SAP-002, WLOTA 2990, WW Loc. EK92DM) between June 1021st. This will be his third time in activating HK0-land on 6 meters. He was there during the "Es seasons" in 2008 and 2009, but he has mixed feelings about the operations and propagation. He hopes that "three time is a charm", and plans to use his new M2 6M8GJ 8 element 42' boom yagi and KW amplifier. Dennis is sure that he will be able to add many more of the deserving in the log for this DXCC entity. Visit his Web page at:

http://www.qth.com/k7bv/caribe2010

6W, SENEGAL
William, F1TZG, will once again be active as 6W/F1TZG from Somone between May 8-15th. He will be operating from Jean- Francois's, 6W7RV, radio shack on 160-6 meters using SSB only. QSL via his home callsign.

8S, SWEDEN (Special Event - Museum Ships Weekend, June 5-6th)
Look for the Missile Ship R-142 "YSTAD", a museum vessel, to be activated with her callsign 8S8RBB, from her base at Galo, east of Stockholm. They plan to be active for about 24 hours, from Saturday morning, June 5th, until Sunday morning. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. Chief operators: Stellan/SM0LQB, assisted by Hans/SM0BYD and possibly one more. PLEASE QSL via the Bureau. Visit their home page at:

http://www.navyradio.se
9A, CROATIA
Zrinko (Zik), VE3ZIK/DO7ZZ, will be once again be active as 9A/VE3ZIK between May 12-17th. Activity will take place during his spare time, and more IOTA/IOCA activity can be expected during the summer of 2010. QSL via DO7ZZ, by the Bureau (answer 100%), LoTW and eQSL also "OK". E-mail requests are also available at:
ve3zik@gmail.com

AY/LR/LV/LS/LT, ARGENTINA (Special Event)
Argentina will be celebrating their "May Bicentennial Revolution" this month. In commemoration, the Radio Club Argentino (RCA), National IARU Member Society announced that all Argentine radio amateurs will be allowed to change their callsign's prefixes between May 22-25th, according to the following criteria:
    LU stations will shift their prefixes to LR
    LW to LV
    AZ to LT
    Amateur Radio Clubs and Associations to LS
    Scouts Groups, Schools and any other institutions holding a license to AY.

A special two class award will be issued to radio amateurs and SWL's worldwide who achieve a certain number of prefixes. Since this event is a very special occasion for Argentina, they invite everybody to join them on the air. For more details, please visit:

http://www.lu4aa.org/bi/awards.htm

CORRECTION TO NCDXF PRESS RELEASE
Glenn, W0GJ, Vice President of NCDXF, reports: "This 20 April 2010 NCDXF Press Release below (see OPDX.957) has an error in the second sentence of the first paragraph: W6OAT (previously retired) should be K6RIM (who is "newly retired")
Sorry!...... Glenn W0GJ"

CS5, PORTUGAL (Special Event)
Look for CS5FAT, the official callsign of the Fatima, to be active between May 10-13th, during the visit of Papa Bento XVI to the Sanctuary of Fatima and Portugal. QSL via the Bureau, direct to CT6ARL or the address on (QRZ.com).

CU3, AZORES
Members of Azores DX Group will be active as CU3DX/p from Imperio de Santa Barbara (IOTA EU-175, WCA CT-01650, DMHP AZ-158, IDES 042, DMP 4302 and DDFP AGH-13) on May 17th. Operators mentioned are: Jose/CU3AV, Manuel/CU3BL, Luis/CU3BT, Durval/CU3BW, Alvaro/CU3EE, Leonel/CU3EJ and Artur/CU3FQ. QSL via CU3EJ, by the Bureau or direct.

D2, ANGOLA
Sergey, UT1EO, is expected to be active as D2QR from Lunda Norte Province in northeast Angola until April 22nd, 2011. He is currently installing antennas and is awaiting his TS450SAT transceiver. Activity will be on 40-10 meters on all modes. QSL via RW6HS.

D2, ANGOLA
Andrew, G7COD, has been sent to Luanda, the capital of the Republic of Angola, on a work assignment for the next 12 months. He has also been issued the callsign D2AK (since May 7th), and expects to be active at various times (both day and night) on 80-10 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW and SSB. So far no QSNs have been reported. Suggested frequencies are (+/- QRM):
     CW - 3503, 7003, 10103, 14003, 18073, 21003, 24893 and 28003 kHz      SSB - 7063, 14190, 18133, 21253, 24953 and 28500 kHz QSL only direct to G7COD: Andrew Kitchen, 4 Dairy Cottage, Newton Hall Farm, Bank Newton, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 3NT., England - U.K. (Please send a SAE with 2 USDs. NO IRCs). He does not participate in the LoTW, but he does QSL via eQSL. For more details see (D2AK) on (QRZ.com). A Web site will be available soon at:

http://www.d2ak.freewebspace.com

DAYTON HAMVENTION DX HOSPITALITY SUITE
The Northern Ohio DX Association (along with Janeen Hire, W8ZET) will once again sponsor a Hospitality Suite at this year's Dayton Hamvention. It will be in Suite 1011 on the 10th Club Floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings (Look for signs!). All DXers/Contesters are welcome. Munchies and refreshments will be available. Come and meet the members and friends of NODXA.

DX0, SPRATLY ISLANDS (Update)
A list of operators, for the 2011 DX- pedition to Spratly Islands as DX0DX, have been announced. The following operators will be active from Pagasa Island (AS-051) for three weeks in January of 2011 are: Ed/4F1OZ, Fidel/4F8BOF, Eduardo/DU1EV, Dindo/DV1DIN, Kaye/DV9XO, Oscar/EA1DR, George/EA2TA, Christian/EA3NT, Vincent/F4BKV, Toshihiko/JA8BMK, San/K5YY, Arnold/N6HC, Robert/N6OX, Bjorn/SM0MDG, Josette/VK2FXGR, Allan/VK2GR, Peter/VK3FGRC, Nikolaas/VK3FNIK, Keith/VK3FT, Chris/VK3FY, Roger/VK3FZ, Jim/VK3PC, Wally/VK6YS, Stuie/VK8NSB and Charlie/ W6KK. More details should be forthcoming.

DXCC NEWS
* There will be card checking done at the Dayton Hamvention during all operating hours of the convention Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 14-16th, 2010. There are some important guidelines listed at the following Web page that will help you make the card checking process run smoothly at:

http://www.arrl.org/awards-blog

SPECIAL LOTW NOTE: If you plan to do a Hybrid Application (LoTW with paper) please be sure to do the LoTW element only 1-2 days before leaving for the convention. DXCC may also assist you at the booth with hybrid application, if necessary.

* Bill Moore, NC1L, Awards Branch Manager, reports that the blog is back up, but he had to start a new one for now. He states, "I have access to the old blog internally only, and as I can I will move the more important (older) postings to the new blog. It can be seen from the DXCC page and is called 'Awards Blog'. You can create a shortcut to the direct link at:

http://www.arrl.org/awards-blog
Also, DXCC is now on Twitter, called DXCC_Desk."

* Bill Moore, NC1L, Awards Branch Manager, reports: The following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
YI9PSE Iraq; 2010 Operation

FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON
Eric, KV1J, will once again be active as FP/homecall from Miquelon (NA-032, DIFO FP-002 WLOTA 1417, WW Loc. GN17TC) between October 25th and November 2nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters and 70cm (Satellite AO-51), using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31, generally on the highest frequency band that is open (no permission for 60m). Eric will also be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/ High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL about one week after his return. Visit Eric's Web page for more details at:

http://www.kv1j.com/fp/october10.html

FS, FRENCH ST. MARTIN
John, K9EL, will once again be active from French St. Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383, Grid Loc. FK88) between June 8-17th. Activity will be holiday style (on a family vacation) and he will be operating as FS/K9EL whenever possible. He will be using an IC7000 and verticals for 80-10 meters, possibly a yagi for 6 meters and be on mainly CW and SSB. RTTY is possible as well. Skeds welcome. Please QSL to his home callsign, Bureau cards are "OK".

HK0, SAN ANDRES ISLAND
Anibal, HK3ARR, who has been on the island since May 7th, is active as HK3ARR/0 until May 11th. He is on holiday so activity will be very limited. He informs OPDX that "this is mainly a joy trip with some radio activity." Anibal is staying at the "San Luis Hotel, DeCameron":

http://www.decameron.com/esp/san_andres/san_luis/overview.html
He has with him: Yaesu FT450, Samlec 25Amp, home-made wire dipole for the following bands: 10/15/20/40 + Fiber Glass Fishing pole (7.5m), Lenovo T60 for CAT + homemade interface for digimodes. He states, "So far I do not have any schedule for operation, but I am planning to operate at least 2 hours during the day (10, 15, 20) and let see how the nights go (40m)." QSL via the Bureau to YV5ARR (his Venezuelan callsign). QSL direct using his direct mail address for HK3ARR (Please include SAE + 1 IRC).

HK0, SAN ANDRES ISLAND
Gerd, DL7VOG, states that his next DX trip in November 2010 will be to San Andres Island (NA-033) as HK0GU. He is expected to make side trip to other IOTA groups in Colombia. Announcement is forthcoming.

IOTA NEWS
AS-115. A team of Czech operators will activate the Turkish Island of Suluada in the Mediterranean Sea using the special callsign TC07DX between May 1519th. Operators mentioned are: Pavel/TA2ZAF (OK1MU), Vlada/OK1CW, Franta/OK1DF, Zdenek/OK1FIA, Slavek/OK1TN, Zdeno/OK2ZW and Honza/OK2ZAW. The group will have two stations on the air using CW and SSB, with some planned hours of operation on RTTY. Radio equipment to be used are: two IC-746PRO and two TS-480SAT with two 800W amps. Antennas are: 5 band Spiderbeam, multiband vertical AV-640, loops for 30/40m, 2 elements on 50 MHz HB9CV and trapped dipole for 20/15/10 meters. QSL via OK2GZ, by the Bureau or direct or via E-mail request. In case of an InterNet connection on the island, they plan to have online logs updated regularly. Visit the TC07DX Web site at:

http://www.okdxf.eu/expedice/tc07dx

EU-110. Members of the Modena DX Italy Team is organizing a DXpedition to Sveti Nikola Island in the Croatian Istra Island Group between May 13-17th. Operators will be signing 9A/homecall. Activity will be on the HF bands, including 30/17/12 meters, using CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY modes, and 100 watts into vertical antennas. Operators mentioned are: Sergio/IZ4BBF, Augusto/ IK4RQJ and Tony/IK2SNG. QSL via their home callsigns. Cards will be printed within 3 months after DXpedition.

EU-124. Operators Adrian/M3TVF, Mark/M0MTT and Adrian/MW0ZEN will be active as GB0FHI from Flat Holm Island, in the Bristal Channel off the coast of Wales, between May 29-30th. Activity will be on the HF bands between 1000-0000z each day. QSL via M3TVF.

EU-167. Operators Julio/CT1ZW, Jorge/CT1BOL, Manuel/CT1DSC, Jose/CT1CJJ, Jose/CT1EEB, Paulo/CT1EFS, Filipe/CT1ILT, Miguel/CT1IUA and Mino/CT1IZW will be active as CS2K from Ilha do Pessegueiro between July 23-25th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. For more details, see:

http://www.rep.pt/ct1ilt/cs2k
ADDED NOTE: Expect some activity on the bands before the contest by the operators using homecall/p.

EU-172. (Update) A group of the Belgian UBA Section Diest operators will be active as OZ5K from Langeland Island, Denmark, between May 12-18th. Activity will be on all HF bands, 80-10 meters and also 2 meters. QSL via ON4AMM, direct or by the Bureau. Operators mentioned are: Dominic/ON4AZP, Michel/ON4CAQ, Francois/ON6VP, Herman/ON7FH and Maurice/ON7KS. ADDED NOTE: Operators will also activate Lolland Island (EU-029) for one day. The Web page for this activity is at:

http://www.on4dst.be/iota_eu172_1.html

NA-067. Operators Dan/N3ND, Nathan/N4YDU, Keith/W4KAZ and Jack/W0UCE will be active as N4A from Core Banks, North Carolina, between July 23-25th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. They will also participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via N4YDU.

SA-041. (Update) Ciro, PY7ZY, informs OPDX that he was on Sao Luis Island during May 5-6th, verifying the operational preparations for the upcoming PW8J DXpedition to Lencois Island next June (see OPDX.945). We were advised that "Ciro met with the company entrusted of personnels and material transportation being defined the whole itinerary of the trip. Materials as antennas, cables and generators are already in Sao Luis City awaiting the date of the embarkment, that it will be at 0700z on June 8th, as drifted." The group invites you to visit their Web page to see the itinerary and to inform everyone that they are still looking for support by DX groups and individuals to help off-set their expenses. Remember this is the 2nd most wanted IOTA group (Maranhao State West Group) in South America. Visit their Web page at:

http://www.pw8j.com

SA-071. A total of twelve operators (made up of two teams) will activate the Island of Moela Island (WLOTA 1335) between July 2-4th. Each team will use a different callsign.

PW2K - A team of 9 operators will have 2 stations on the air.
Operators mentioned are: Gerson/PY2AC, Ric/PY2DEL, Fabio/ PY2XM, Walter/PY2IAY, Rogerio/PY2OE, Julio/PY2XV, Rabelo/PY2AN, Tony/PY2DY and Alex/PY2WAS.

PS2G - Another team, of only three operators, will participate in the 2010 WLOTA Contest (July 3-4th). Operators mentioned are: Ric/PY2EL, Carlos/PY2VM and Waldir/PY2WC.

QSL both callsign to PY2WAS. This DXpedition was organized and supported by the LABRE-SP (the Brazilian Ham Radio Association - Section Sao Paulo), especially their president Aramir, PY2BY, and the MARINHA DO BRASIL (Brazilian Navy).

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (For May 10-16th)


 May  10    AN          SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS
 May  11    AN          --------------------
 May  12    AN          BN - Below Normal
 May  13    AN          AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
 May  14    AN          LN - Low Normal
 May  15    AN          HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
 May  16    AN          DIS  - Disturbed
                        VDIS - Very Disturbed


   GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
   ---------------------
   QUIET - The "A" index is expected to be between
           0-7 and the "K" index will be 2 or less
   UNSETTLED - The "A" index is expected to be between
           7-16 and "K" index will be 3 or less
OH0, ALAND ISLAND
Members of the Finish JKR Radio Club will be active as OH0Z during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 25-26th) as a Multi- Single (possibly Multi-2, depending propagation) entry. QSL via W0MM.

PC100, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event)
Look for Frans, PC2F, to activate special event callsign PC100AR between May 29th and June 26th. Activity is to celebrate 100th anniversary (June 24, 1910) of the famous Italian car marque A.L.F.A. (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili) later called Alfa Romeo. Activity will be on the HF bands. Frans is a big Alfa Romeo fan (so called ALFIST), and a collector of A.R. model-cars, A.R. post stamps and some other stuff, as well as owner of two old time Alfa Romeo cars (Giulia 1300TI and Giulia Spider 1600). A special QSL card will be made after this period and will be sent via the Bureau or direct (send SAE with 1, 2$ or 1 new IRC). Also, an eQSL will be sent.

PJ7, ST. MAARTEN
Paul, K1XM, has announced that he will be leading a group of "Yankee Clipper Contest Club" members to St. Maarten in early October. Activity will take place on or before October 10th, from the QTH of Mort, PJ7UQ. Operations are planned for 160-10 meters, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via KQ1F. Look for more details, including the callsign, to be forth- coming.

QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL CO4SM via direct to HA3JB. Operator is Eddy on IOTA NA-056. Address for HA3JB: Gabor Kutasi, H-8601 Siofok, P.O.Box 243, Hungary - Europe. Gab's Web page is:

http://www.ha3jb.com
Gab states, "Please write on your QSL card your E-mail address, if I received your QSL I will send an E-mail feedback."

OR8EU via UBA Bureau. Activity was by the European Union Amateur Radio Club in Brussels (OR5EU) on May 8th. On May 8th, the European Institu- tions are open to the public to show their activity and to celebrate the project of the European integration. More details available at:

http://europa.eu/festivalofeurope/index_en.htm

The logs for the recent TS8P operation to Djerba Island (IOTA AF-083, WFFA 3VFF-008, ARLHS TUN-022 and WLOTA L-1394) are now available on- line at:

http://www.i8lwl.it
The TS8P team is very happy to make 18,000 QSOs from Djerba Island. See some pictures at:
http://www.mdxc.org
QSL TS8P by the Bureau, or direct w/SASE to IK7JWX: Alfredo De Nisi, Vico della cavallerizza, 4-D, 73100 Lecce, Italy.

QSLS VIA LoTW: TS8P and YN2DD

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5Z0H, 8P9NX, A25NW, C56KR, R1ANR/A and V31RI

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: None reported this week!

SATELLITE DX ON FO-29!
John, K8YSE, reports that FO-29 is in a 1300 km high orbit these days when it is between Europe and the northeastern part of the United States. The best pass is in the morning in the 0730- 0930z time frame. Stations EA1BYC, EA1SAL, EA3DME, G7SVF, OZ1MY, PA1TNO, EA1QS, F1UGK, F6HRO, M0ITF, CU2JX, F1BBU, DD9HH, EA1BCA and OH7FES have been heard in Ohio (Grid EN91DH). There is also an evening pass for Europe around 2200z. FO-29 will not be in this high orbit forever, so now is the time to take advantage of the excellent signal from this SSB/CW linear bird.

ADDED NOTE: Check out John's satellite Web page for audio recordings as well as Great Circle Grid maps. If you want your map displayed on the site, send your list of girds confirmed and grids worked but not confirmed in a ".txt" file to his (QRZ.com) E-mail address. The satellite Web site is at:

http://www.papays.com/sat
Stop by the Northern Ohio DX Association Hospitality Suite at the Crowne Plaza at the Dayton Hamvention and talk Satellite DX with K8YSE.

SILENT KEY
OPDX was informed that Glenn Gilley, KD5EZM, of Camden, TN, became a Silent Key (KS) on April 3rd, 2010, at the age of 74. OPDX and its reader send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of KD5EZM.

T30, WESTERN KIRIBATI (Update)
Haru, JA1XGI/W8XGI, informs OPDX that he will be active once again from Western Kiribati as T30XG between June 3-9th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters, including 30/17/12m, using CW and the Digital modes. QSL via JA1XGI, direct or by the Bureau. He now has a Web page available at:

http://island.geocities.jp/t30xg

TL, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Just a reminder that Jan/DJ8NK and Paul/ F6EXV will be active as guest operators from Christian's, TL0A, station between May 13-26th. They plan to have 2 stations on the air simultane- ously. Look for Jan to focus his activities on RTTY, while Paul will be on CW. Chris will continue his SSB operation and CW/RTTY from time to time after May 26th. Bands of activity will be on 40-6 meters, maybe some 160/80m (it is late in the season for the low bands, plus it is the rainy season in TL with daily storms). Operators will use standard DX frequencies, and always run "SPLIT". PLEASE NOTE THE QSL INFO! QSL direct to the QRZ.com TL0A address. "Neither Jan, nor Paul, will be able to confirm any contact. So we repeat, QSL ONLY via TL0A.

TP2, FRANCE (New Beacon)
Francis, F6FQK, informs that a new beacon is now active from the Council of Europe Radio Amateur Club. Beacon details are:

       - TP2CE/B callsign              - Power: 450 mW
       - Frequency: 28.222.8 MHz       - Antenna GP - R7000
All reports will be greatly appreciated on the Web site at:
http://ewwa.free.fr

UFT DX MAIL LIST NOW QRT
OPDX is sad to report that Maurice, F5NQL, Editor/Manager of the Union Francaise des Telegraphistes (UFT) DX Mailing List for the last ten year, has announced that he can no longer maintain the list "due to some personal reasons". The UFT Mailing List ended effective on May 4th. OPDX and its readers would like to thank Maurice for all his years of devotion and info to the DX community.

VK0M, MACQUARIE ISLAND
Denis, ZL4DB, will be active as VK0/ZL4DB during a three month stay on Macquarie Island. Exact dates have not yet been announced. Activity will be SSB only. QSL via ZL4PW. Please note that Denis is not an experienced DXer, but is there involved in pest eradication (to curb the rabbit and rat population) on the island. Also, Macquarie Island is ranked #15 in The DX Magazine's "2009 Most Needed Countries Survey" (world-wide) list.

VP2M, MONTSERRAT
John, KB4CRT, will once again be active as VP2MRT from Gingerbread Hill, St. Peters Parish, Montserrat (NA-103, WLOTA 1475, WW Loc. FK86VS) between June 9-19th. Activity will be on 40-2 meters using CW, SSB, possibly PSK, and the June VHF Contest. He states that he will be running 100w, QRP 5w, HFpack 5w or 10w. QSL via KB4CRT, direct (w/SASE or DX 2GS). LoTW is "OK". His E-mail address for skeds operations via: vp2mrt2010@windstream.net

WFF GREENDAY 2010 CONTEST (A "Green" Day of activity under Biological Diversity Year)
Radio amateurs throughout the world are invited to join in the "WFF GreenDay 2010" in having QSOs with radio stations working from various territories of the national natural parks and reserves of the world [Especially Protected Nature Territories (EPNT) included into the WFF Directory (see WFF Directory:

http://www.wff44.com/en/list/)]
between June 12-13th. Activity is to promote the whole world to protect the nature and environment. For more details, visit the World Flora Fauna (WFF) Web page at:
http://wff44.com/en

XV2, VIETNAM
Larry, W6NWS, will be active as XV2W between May 15th and June 9th. Activity will include the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th). QSL via his home callsigns or LoTW.

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND
Takao, JE1WVQ, will be active as ZD8J from George- town on Ascension Island (AF-003) between June 2-8th. QSL via his home callsign.

ZS8M, MARION ISLAND (Update)
Pierre, ZS1HF, on Marion Island (AF-021), is expected to hit the air waves as ZS8M sometime this week or weekend.

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