OPDX Bulletin 960 May 24, 2010

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 960
BID: $OPDX.960
May 24, 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, AB2E, KH2AR/W4, NG3K & ADXO, W3AWU, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4WPG, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), K9AU, KB0EO, 9A6AA, AT International, CM2IR, DK8JB, DL1SBF, DL2VFR, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DX World.Net, EA6TS, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HA0HW, HB9PL, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IT9EJW, JT1CD, LZ1ZF, OH1MN, OH6BG, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3ZIK, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), VK3FGRC and VK4TI for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 16th-May, through Sunday, 23rd-May there were 216 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4U1U, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, 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, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H2, H3, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J5, J6, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, 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, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V5, V8, VE, VK, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8

* 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).

6V7, SENEGAL
Operators Silvia/EA1AP, Juanjo/EA1CJ, Alberto/EA1SA and Raul/EA5KA will be active as 6V7W between July 24-31st. The team will try to have three stations on the air at the same time. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. There will be a special emphasis on the 6 meters band (Grid Locator IK14LL). Suggested frequencies are:
    CW - 1824, 3527, 7027, 10117, 14027, 18077, 21027, 24897, 28027 and 50100
    SSB - 1840, 3790, 7060, 14190, 18140, 21290, 24940, 28490 and 50110
    RTTY - 3590, 7040, 10145, 14085, 18105, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz
QSL via EA5KA: Raul Blasco Villarroya, P.O Box 20, 12080 Castellon, Spain. They plan to have logs online during the operation. Visit the 6V7W Web page at:

http://6v7w.dxciting.com

9H3, MALTA
Markus, OH1MN, will be visiting the island of Malta (IOTA EU-023, MIA MM-001 and WLOTA LH-1113) between June 19th and July 3rd. Activity will be holiday style (when time and XYL allows), and he will be on air as 9H3MK. Operations will be on 80-6 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via OH1MN.

9H3, MALTA
A group of Italian operators will be active as 9H3Y between July 24-31st. No other details were provided, but it seems that they will be there for the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). Operators mentioned are: Marcello/IT9ABY, Peter/IT9WKU, Delly/IT9ZRU, Antonella/IW9HJT and possibly others. QSL via IT9ABY, prefered direct and Bureau accepted.

C6, BAHAMAS
Operators Mark/NA6M (C6AMS), Renee/N5BW (C6AMR), Scott/K2CK (C6ASH), Alan/K5AB (C6AAB) and Carolyne/W5ETY (C6ATY) plan to have some fun in the sun and activate Eleuthera Island (NA-001) between July 9-25th. No other details were available, but a Web page is under construction at:

http://www.c6ams.com/index.php

CARIBBEAN TOUR
Operators Andrea/IK1PMR and Claudia/PA3LEO will be active from two islands between June 8-21st. Their schedule is as follows:
    June 8-12th - Sint Maarten; callsign PJ7/IK1PMR and PJ7/PA3LEO
    June 12-21st - Anguilla; requested callsigns VP2EMR and VP2ECF
Activity will be holiday style with a focus on 30/17/12 meters using CW and RTTY. QSL via PA3LEO.

CM, CUBA (NA-015)
Frank, CM2IR, informs OPDX that he plans to work on 40 meters mainly (possibly 15 and 10m) on SSB only between now and June 1st. He repaired his antennas and tested it with QSOs. He is especially looking for Europe, Islands, Asia and African stations. He works with only 100 watts and plans to stay around 7123 kHz (approx). QSL via his Manager David, EB7DX. No eQSL or LoTW. PLEASE, ONLY DIRECT. More details are available at:

http://www.qrz.com/db/cm2ir

CT, PORTUGAL (60m)
Jose, CT1EEB, reported he has just received authori- zation for 5 MHz. He can use of 5371.5 and 5403.5 on A1A and J3E for the months of May, June and July. It is suggested to watch between 2300-0100z. Jose will use his Kenwood TS-2000 and his 160m band inverted L for the time being, but if time allows he will put up a 5 MHz antenna.

DAYTON HAMVENTION DX AWARDS
Every year the Southwest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) hosts the DX Dinner Banquet and DX Forums at the Dayton Ham- Vention. They have been doing it for over 25 years. During their banquet, they present awards for "DXpedition of the Year" and a "Special or DXpeditioner of the Year". The 2010 awards for this year were presented to:

K4M Midway Atoll - DXpedition of the Year
TX3A Chesterfield Island - Special Award
Congratulations to both operations. For more details see SWODXA Blog at:
http://swodxa.blogspot.com

DX0, SPRATLY ISLANDS (Update)
A Web page is now available online for the 2011 DX0DX DXpedition to (Thitu Island) Pagasa Island (AS-051), Spratly Islands. Activity will take place between January 6-24th, with operations on 160-6 meters (possibly 2m, 70cm, 23cm) using CW, SSB and RTTY. Operators were mentioned in OPDX.959, but bios on the operators are now available on the new Web page. There is also a survey being taken on the page for bands and modes needs. Visit the DX9DX page at:

http://www.dx0dx.net

E4, PALESTINE (Update)
Just a reminder that the upcoming E4X operation will take place this week between May 28th and June 6th. The operators mentioned are: Antonio/EA5RM (Team Leader), Roberto/EA2RY, Fernando/EA5FX, Manuel/EA7AJR, Jose/EA7KW, Florent/F5CWU, Alain/F6ENO, Bernard/F9IE, Fabrizio/IN3ZNR and Valery/UT7CR. Operations will be on 160-6 meters including 30/17/12 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with at least 3 stations on the air at the same time on different bands and modes. QSL via EA5RM: Antonio Gonzalez, P.O. Box 930, E-03200 Elche, SPAIN. Remember that a band and mode survey is being taken on their Web page at:

http://www.dxfriends.com/e4x/index.php

FH8, MAYOTTE
Lionel, F5PSA/TJ3SL, will be active as FH8ND from Mayotte (AF-027) for three months starting May 23rd. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB. He usually likes 20 and 17 meters. QSL via F1OKV.

HG30, HUNGARY
Members of MOM Radio Club (HA5KFV) will activate special event station HG30FHA to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the first Hungarian space flight by astronaut Farkas Bertalan. Activity will last until December 31st, 2010. QSL via HA5KFV and by the LoTW.

IOTA NEWS
EU-017. Operators Vincenzo/IT9EJP, Sebastiano/IT9ZIR, Dario/IT9ZZO, Filippo/IW9FRB and Ferdinando/IW9HSK will be active from Stromboli Island (IIA ME-016) as ID9/homecall between May 29th and June 2nd. QSL via their home callsigns. More inform- ations can be found at:

http://www.iw9frb.it/stromboli

EU-084. Operators Aloys/PA3DAT and Femma/PA3DWK will be active as SM0/PA3DAT from possibly Singo Island between July 23-25th. They will be an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). For more details, see:

http://www.pa3dat.nl

EU-103. Operators Bernard/EI4II and Olivier/ON4EI will be active as EJ4II from Saltee Islands between July 23-25th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. They also plan to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). QSL via EI4II. Details about the Saltee Islands can be found at:

http://users.telenet.be/on5kl/eu103.htm

EU-127. Peter, DF6QC, will be active from Helgoland Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a 12H/SSB/Low-Power entry. QSL via DF6QC. For more details, see:

http://www.df6qc.de

NA-044. Operators Curt/W3HQ and Cliff/KI4IW will be active from Battle Island as VO2/homecall during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a 24H/CW and SSB/All-Bands entry. Afterwards, the operators will activate a local lighthouse (name and reference numbers not provided) running QRP on CW on 40/30/20 meters.

NA-151. Operators Gabi/DF9TM, Heiko/DL1RTL, Frank/DL2SWW and Ric/DL2VFR are in the planning stages of an IOTA operation to Tasiilaq/ Ammassalik to take place between October 20-30th. Look for the operators to sign OX/homecall and operate on CW, SSB and RTTY. More details will be forthcoming. They are focused on giving everybody a new IOTA. NA-151 is based on the "most wanted list" as a semi-rare IOTA (25% confirmed). There has not been any larger activity since 2005. The island group was activated mostly on SSB so far. QSL route to be announced later. Website:

http://www.iota-expedition.com

SA-071. A team of Brazilian operators will activate Moela Island (WLOTA 1335) between July 2-4th. There will be 1 station for the WLOTA contest using the PS2G callsign and another 2 stations for DX using the PW2K callsign. QSL both callsigns via PY2WAS. The team of 12 operators are: Gerson/PY2AC, Rabelo/PY2AN, Ric/ PY2DEL, Tony/PY2DY, Ric/PY2EL, Ricardo/PY2OE, Walter/PY2IAY, Carlos/PY2VM, Fabio/PY2XM, Julio/PY2XV, Waldir/PY2WC and Alex/PY2WAS. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, PSK31 and RTTY.

J48/SV8, GREECE (IOTA Op)
Laci, HA0HW, will be active as J48HW and SV8/HA0HW from Thassos Island (IOTA: EU-174, GIOTA: NAS-037, MIA: MG-124, WLOTA: LH-4186, QRA: KN20HS) between May 27th and June 7th. He will operate mainly CW, with some SSB, RTTY and PSK31 as well, on the HF bands (mainly on 40/30/20/17 meters) and on 6 meters. He will enter the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th) as J48HW. His rigs are a FT-840 with a MOS-FET amplifier and an IC-706 (for 6m only). Antennas are a monoband Gps and dipoles on fishing poles. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the HA Bureau.

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS (2011 Op!)
JA operators Kirk/WE8A and K8RLY will be active as WE8A/KH0 and K8RLY/KH0 from Northern Mariana Island (OC-086) between March 30th and April 2nd, 2011. Kirt will focus on 80-6 meters including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW and SSB, while K8RLY will operate only SSB including the AM mode if requested. QSL ONLY direct to their JA addresses (QRZ.com).

KH5, JARVIS ISLAND (Update)
It was announced at the Dayton HamVention that the callsign for the 2010 November operation would be N5E. Also announced at the DX Forum in Dayton is the Radio Expeditions Inc. new Web page called "DXInsight" that will go online for the DXpedition and will have all kinds of bells and whistles. Stay tuned!

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (For May 24-30th)


 May  24    AN          SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS
 May  25    AN          --------------------
 May  26    AN          BN - Below Normal
 May  27    AN          AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
 May  28    AN          LN - Low Normal
 May  29    AN          HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
 May  30    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
PACIFIC ODYSSEY 2010 TOUR (Update)
Members of the Ukrainian DXpeditioners Team (UDXT) announced on May 23rd, that they have left Samoa. They are late leaving 5W-land because of some technical problems. They are currently in the Pacific Ocean sailing towards Central Kiribati which will take two days. Be listening for T31X and T31UR. Activity will be on all bands and modes. The QSL Manager for all Pacific Odyssey callsigns (5W0OX, T31UR, T31X and ZK3X) is UR3HR. QSL direct or by the Bureau. For more information please visit the DXpedition's Web site at:
http://www.uz1hz.com/pacificodyssey.html

PJ2, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
Operators Rich/K3RWN, Steve/KB3EYY, Larry/AB3ER, Bob/KG3F and Bob/K3RMB will be active as PJ2S during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via K3MJW.

PJ2, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
Jeff, K8ND and possibly others will be active as PJ2/K8ND on Curacao (SA-006, WLOTA LH-0942) between October 8-18th. Activity will probably be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via K8ND or LoTW.

PJ7, ST. MAARTEN (Change in Plans)
Joe, W8GEX, has announced a change in their plans to activate St. Maarten in October. They had planned to operate from St. Eustatius, but have now moved to operate from St. Maarten. All plans are moving ahead very nicely and he is looking forward to another great and fun DXpedition.

QSL INFO AND NEWS

  QSL INFO AT DB0SDX
  -------------------
  7S6W via SM6WET                   OA6/OE3NHW via OE3NHW
  7U3GDW via EA5FL                  OH0/PA0VHA via PA0VHA
  CU3DX via CU3EJ                   OH0/PA3ALK via PA3ALK
  D9K via DS4NYE                    OH0/PA3BAG via PA3BAG
  DT0IP/2 via 6K2EJJ                OH0/PA2A via PA2A
  EI/SQ8JIZ via SQ8JIZ              OH0/PB5A via PB5A
  EI/US6IK via US6IK                OP0J via ON4CJK
  EV9WFF via EW4DX                  OZ/PA1H via PA1H
  H44WG via DL2AWG                  TA1/KF5EYY via IZ8CCW
  HB0/DL1TS via DL1TS               TC1919ATA via TA6P
  II2TRE via IQ2DN                  TC91ATA via TA1KB
  IQ6CC via IZ4SUC                  TM5KD via F5KKD
  J5IFD via JA1IFD                  UP25F via IK2QPR
  L60DK via LW4EF (direct)
5N7M QSL STATUS. Dan, KB0EO, who received an E-mail from Ivan, OM3CGN, reports that he is now in Slovakia. QSL is ready for print and cards will be sent out next week or a litle bit later from the Czech Republic. He states that he will be very busy up to May 28th, but expects to do all direct QSL from his P.O. Box listed on QRZ.com. So, if you are waiting for a card from 5N7M, looks like it's right around the corner.

QSL 9A0GEO via 9A2MF (by the Bureau). Activity took place during this past weekend's Geoparks Communication Weekend. Operators were the founders of Croatian Flora Fauna Program (9A2MF, 9A2WJ, 9A6NDD and 9A6AA).

PIRATE ALERT. Jacky, 3B8CF, Secretary of Mauritius Amateur Radio Society (MARS), inform us that the stations 3B8BOA and/or 3B8/F4BOA are illegal. The real owner, F4BOA, confirms that he was never active from Mauritius.

Javier, LU5FF, reports that he is slowly uploading his QSOs as EA6/LU5FF from Baleares islands, to eQSL and LOTW. Those contacts were logged on paper and there are close to 10,000 QSOs. If you are in a hurry to confirm these QSOs via LOTW or eQSL, you can send him an E-mail request to: lu5ff@yahoo.com.ar
Paper QSLs will be handled only via EA5KB.

QSL LS8YE via EA7FTR. Activity by the Radio Club de los Andes will be on the air until May 25th. Operations are to celebrate the bicentennial of Argentina.

SPECIAL NOTICE. Trent, VK4TI, reports that "QSL Manager Bill Horner, VK4FW, currently has NO InterNet capability, including an E-MAIL address. Therefore, any E-mails will bounce We should be operational with a new ISP within 10 days changing over presently. Please forward to other DX Bulletins."

QSL TC3DEU via TA3X. This is a special event station to celebrate the 2nd Electronic Communications Festival at Izmir Dokuz Eylul University (DEU) Vocational High School.

UA4WHX QSL CARD STATUS. According to Vlad, UA4WHX, he is over 70% done on his QSLing of cards. For complete details, see (QRZ.com) at:

http://www.qrz.com/db/UA4WHX

NEW QSL MANAGER. Joey, W5TFW, announced that he is now the new QSL Manager for V44KAI. He states, "I am GOOD in QRZ, PLEASE enclose an SASE with your cards and have a little patience while I get his cards ordered and delivered."

QSLS VIA LoTW: 5R8FU, 5W0OU, C37URE, CN8KD, CX5UR, A31A, DF0DS, DL2OE, DL7BW, DV1JM, E51XIW, EA1EAU, EA5AWC, EA3GHZ, EA5GPC, GW4BKG, HK0TU, I4GAD, I6NO, IK2QPR, IK5ACO, IK8SEU, IT9HLR, IX2KPE, JE1LFX, LA5XGA, LU8EKC, NP2KW, OE1MBB, OE6IMD, OE7FMH, OK1NZJ, P29VKJ, RA3CQ, RK6CK, RU4UR, RX3AGC, SP1MHZ, ST2AR, T77C, TF3SG, TN5SN, TS8P, TX3D, UA4CC, UA4LU/3, VK7XX, VP2MDG, YB1ALL, YJ0MM and ZK3OU

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3V3S, 3Z80PZK, 5R8GZ, 5W0OU, 5W0YA, 6W/GM4FDM, 6Y9V, 8R1PY, 9K2F, 9V1SV, A61BK, A71EL, AP2DKH, BD1ISI, CN8KD, CT9/DL3KWR, E76C, EA1NL, EA1SAL, EA6SA, EJ6DX, FM1HN, GU4CHY, HJ8BCB, HR5/F2JD, HV0A, J28AA, J38XX, K4M, KH6/K3Y, LY2KM, OD5/DL6SN, OE10M, P29VJY, P43JB, PJ6/K4UEE, PY0FF, R1ANB, R1ANR/A, RA9LI/0, S79GM, ST2AR, T30KI, TI7XX, TX4T, V31QS, V63T, VK0/VK5ABN/MM, VK4SWE, VQ9LA, XV2RZ, YN2WW, YS1/W3MKT, Z21BB, Z36T, ZB2FK, ZK3OU, ZK3YA, ZP6CW and ZS6RJ

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 2D0NCG, 6W1RY, AO1WAP, CT8K, EA5KV, F4DPT, H2E, LZ01WFF, PT7GLC, RA9AU, SX1L, TA3/LZ1LF, TF/PD9DX, TT8PK, UA9CDV and V25V

SILENT KEYS
JT1BH - S. Surenjav, JT1BH, became Silent Key suddenly on May 12th at the age of 58.

HB9TL - Jakob Laib, HB9TL (VK6CTL), became a Silent Key on April 24th, at his 2nd home in Perth, West Australia, leaving his wife Marianne, two sons and a daughter. Jack, as he liked to be called, was licensed in 1956, became a passionate DXer and for many years held the position #23 among the worldwide Honor Roll #1 members. Unforgettable are his early DXpeditions to the Saudi Arabia/Kuwait Neutral Zone (now deleted) where he signed 9K3TL/NZ or together with his friend Erwin, HB9QR to the Cocos-Keeling and Christmas Islands. He was 82 years old.

OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of JT1BH and HB9TL.

TC3, TURKEY (WFF Op)
Members of the Bulgarian (LZ) Fauna Flora Club have organized a WFF expedition to Turkish Nature Reserve Kuscenneti (TAFF-022) Asiatic part of Turkey, and will be active as TC3WFF between May 26-30th. Activity will be on all bands. Prior to CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th), operations will be on SSB and the 30/17/12 meter bands. Only during the WPX Contest will you be able to work TC3WFF on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters CW. QSL via LZ44WFF. More info is available on:

http://www.qrz.com/db/lz44wff

TM6, FRANCE (Special Event)
Arnault, F4GAJ, will use the special callsign TM6OVE between June 5-19th. Activity is to commemorate the "Overlord Operation" (the code name for the invasion of western Europe during World War II by Allied forces) on June 6th, 1944. QSL F4GAJ, direct or by the Bureau. For more info on the "Overlord Operation", see Wikipedia at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Overlord

UPCOMING CQWW WPX CW CONTEST (May 29-30th) STATIONS
4L0A - Operator Andi, UU0JM, from Georgia, will be active as a Single- Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.

B7P - Operators Terry/BA7NQ, Yang/BD7IXG, Shiyu/BD7KSF, Paul/BA7JS and possibly others will be active from China as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via BD7IXG.

EG8GCA - Operator Franky, EA8DA, will be active as a Single-Op/Low- Power entry. QSL via EA8TH. Activity is taking place during a Canary Day Celebration (May 30th) from Gran Canaria Island (AF-004).

KP2B - Operator Jaime, WP3A, will be active from St. Croix, Virgin Island, as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via EA7FTR.

KP3Z - Operator Felipe, NP4Z, will be active from Puerto Rico as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via N4AO.

LX7I - Operators Andy/HB9CVQ, Will/DF4PD, Chris/DL7CS, Mike/DF3VM, Hubert/DJ8VH and Philippe/LX2A will be active as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LX2A. Live Webcam is at: http://www.lx2a.com

P49Y - Operator Andy, AE6Y, will once again active as a Single-Op/ All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via AE6Y.

RW2F - Members of the UA2 Contest Club from Kaliningrad will be active as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via DK4VW.

V2, ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
After an 11 year absence, Darrell, AB2E, will be returning to activate V26E for the 2010 CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th) as Single-Op entry. He will possibly be active on the air from Thursday, May 27th through Monday, May 31st. Look for activity to be focused on the 30/17/12 meter bands and lower bands before and after the contest (all on CW). Darrell tells OPDX that "New QSLs will be ordered for the occasion, and all logs will be uploaded to LoTW upon my return." QSL direct via AB2E for any and all operations of V26E from 1993 to present.

V85, BRUNEI
Members of the GEMILANG Radio of Persatuan Gemilang Daerah Tutong will once again will be active on HF band with special callsign V84SGR (new edition of V8GRS) on a Field Day to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the inception of the Association on May 30-31st. The Beach on the Air (BOTA) station will be active on 1000z, May 30th, until 0400z May 31st, at the Seri Kenangan Beach in Tutong. V85SGR will be operating SSB and the Digital modes on 40/30/20/17/15 meters. QSL via V8MVE.

VOACAP GOES ONLINE http://online.voacap.com
Jari, OH6BG, informs OPDX:
"I am glad to inform that making point-to-point HF propagation predictions is now easier than ever as VOACAP Online has been opened to the public. The service uses VOACAP (Voice of America Coverage Analysis Program) which is arguably one of the best HF prediction engines available on the market today.

VOACAP Online is free to all and makes using VOACAP a no-brainer. Just enter the coordinates of the transmitter and the receiver, and that's all. To find the coordinates, you can use the Google Maps based QTH Locator at:

http://www.voacap.com/qth.html
The prediction is given as a 'circuit reliability' graph that shows the probability of achieving a CW-grade transmission quality between the transmitter and the receiver.

VOACAP Online is brought to you by Jari Perkiomaki/OH6BG, James Watson/ HZ1JW and Juho Juopperi/OH8GLV."

VP2, MONTSERRAT (NA-103)
Graham, M0AEP, will once again activate VP2MDD between June 14th and July 12th. Activity will be mainly on 6 meters, but also on HF bands, including 60 meters. He will use a TS480HX into a Carolina Windom (80-10m [incl. 60m], 5 element Eagle 50 MHz yagi on 18' boom and a 50 MHz half-wave vertical. QSL via M0AEP, by the Bureau or direct.

XU7, CAMBODIA
Laurent, F8ATM, will be active as XU7ATM from a Hill Side View Guest house in Sihanoukville between August 10-17th. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB and RTTY. An online log search will be available at:

http://www.clublog.org/logsearch/XU7ATM
QSL via F8ATM, by the Bureau or direct. For direct QSL request, please include a SAE and sufficient postage (IRC or 2 USDs). All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW when he returns to France.

ZS8M, MARION ISLAND (Update)
Pierre, ZS1HF, on Marion Island (AF-021), has been very active on 20 and especially 17 meters this past week. He has also been reported on 40 and 15 meters. Best times to watch are between 0630-1000z and various other times. Frequencies he has been on are: 7140, 14200-14225, 14243, 18150 and 21266 kHz.

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