OPDX Bulletin 962 June 7, 2010

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 962
BID: $OPDX.962
June 7, 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, W1ASB, W2ARP, W2YR, NG3K & ADXO, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8CX, K8GI, K8YSE, N8OFS, W8GEX (60m News), W0SD, 4J5T, A35A, AT International, DL1SBF, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DX World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HA5X/HG5XA, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ2DPX, JJ2CJB, OH2BN, ON4ZD, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, PY7ZY, RSGB IOTA Web Site, VA3RJ & ICPO, VA7CIP, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and VK4FW for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 30th-May, through Sunday, 6th-June there were 213 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3C, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, 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, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T30, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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).

3C9B AND 3C0C DXPEDITION
By the time you read this, the Bioko Island (AF-010) operation should be over or coming to an end. Operators Elmo/ EA5BYP (SSB and RTTY) and Javi/EA5KM (CW and SSB) are expected to be active as 3C0C from Annobon Island (AF-039) between June 8-20th). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, with an emphasis on the lower bands and CW. They will try to have two stations on the air, but remember that they are only two operators, so please be patient. For more details and updates on the 3C0C DXpedition, visit their Web page at:

http://www.3c0c-annobon.com

4J0, AZERBAIJAN (WFF Op)
A team of operators from Azerbaijan will be active as 4J0WFF from Absheron Reserve (WFF 4JFF-018) and/or "Gala" Reserve (WFF 4JFF-022), depending on local conditions. Both are for a first time new one between June 11-14th. The group plans to participate in the WFF Green Day event (June 12-13th), as well. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and PSK. Their equipment and antennas are mainly homemade:


   Diamond CP-6  WFF Fund donated, tnx!     Rig  UW3DI  homemade
   Triangle 40m  - homemade                  PA-200 W    - homemade
   Inverted-V,  WARC - homemade              PS-1000 W   - homemade
Members of the team are: Natig/4J5T (Team Leader), Boris/4K4K (CW), Serge/4J5A (CW), Igor/4K6OF (Digi) and Alex/4J6WMF (SSB and E-Logger). QSL direct via 4J5T (the printing promised by WFF Fund).

5J0, SAN ANDRES ISLAND (Update/6m Op)
Just a reminder that Dennis, K7BV, will once again activate San Andres Island (NA-033, ARLHS SAP-002, WLOTA 2990, WW Loc. EK92DM) between June 9-23rd, as 5J0BV. 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 "third 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

7Q, MALAWI
Barrie, G4AHK, is now active as 7Q7BJ from Nkhotakota until June 22nd. Announced activity will be on 160/80/40 meters. He was spotted this past week on 17 meters. QSL via his home callsign.

A3, TONGA (Update)
Paul, A35A/A35RK, informs OPDX that David Lee, W6ZL/ A35KL, has cancelled his current A35KL operation. David has decided to leave Tonga tonight (June 2nd), and return to California. His guesthouse room was burglarized last weekend, and he says that he can't solve "logistical problems" in Nuku'alofa. Dave said that he may be back in Tonga for the CQWW, later this year.

C5, GAMBIA
Operators Arliss/W7XU, his XYL Holly/N0QJM, Ed/W0SD and his XYL Edith/W0OE are headed to The Gambia between June 26th and July 5th, for the 6 meter sporadic E DXpedition season. The callsign requested for is C5E, which they will pick up when they arrive. Their primary focus will be 6 meters on 50.103 MHz. They will have a beacon on during all sporadic E hours listening for stations calling. When there is an opening, please call as directed. Their location will be at Cape Point and they are right on the ocean. There will be some HF SSB/CW operations planned for late night non-Sporadic E hours. There is also RTTY operations planned con- currently with the six meter operations on 17 and 20 meters. The Grid Square will be IK13ql. Ed states, "We do not need your grid square. We have lost many contacts in the past on six meters as signals have faded out before we get a report, so it is very wise to concentrate on sending 'JUST' our signal report rather than grid square!" QSL via W7XU.

CT3, MADEIRA ISLANDS
Members of the Portuguese DX Group (CS1GDX) will be active as CT3/CS1GDX (AF-014, DIP MA-001, WLOTA LH-0053, DPRN FF-101) between July 10-13th. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. QSL via GPDX (CS1GDX), by eQSL, by the Bureau or direct.

E4, PALESTINE (Update)
By the time you read this, the E4X operation will be starting to tear down and will go QRT. On their Web page it states, "Tomorrow, Monday June 7th, E4X will go QRT at 05:00 UTC. E4X team hopes that you enjoyed our operation as much as we did from here. From Bethlehem, THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY !!!" Just before print time, the E4X log shows the following statistics (on June 6th @ 16:14z):


      75,567 QSO in E4X Database        38,994    CW QSOs
      21,991 Unique Callsigns           27,028    SSB QSOs
         164 DXCC Entities               9,545    RTTY QSOs
          38 CQ Zones                   K, I & DL Top Three Countries
QSL via EA5RM: Antonio Gonzalez, P.O. Box 930, E-03200 Elche, SPAIN. For more info, visit the E4X Web page at:
http://www.dxfriends.com/e4x/index.php

FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY
Kurt, DL1DA, will be active as FJ/DL1DA from Saint Barthelemy Island (NA-146, DIFO FJ-001. It also counts for WLOTA LH-0377) between June 8-20th. Activity will mostly be on 40-6 meters using CW and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign.

II2, ITALY (Special Event)
Look for special event station II2MAL to be on the air until June 30th. Activity is to celebrate the 1st centenary of the first flight at Malpensa Airport in Italy. A WAP reference number (WAP-194) has been issued for this event. QSL via IW2MNO.

IOTA NEWS
AF-019. Flavio, IW2NEF, will be active as IW2NEF/IG9 from Lampedusa Island (African Italy) between July 18-31st. Activity will be holiday style on 40-6 meters using 100w max power. He plans to participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

AS-043. Ichy, JH7IPR, will be active as JH7IPR/1 from Hachijo-Island beginning on June 26th. Watch 7021 kHz at 1100z on that date. His length of stay is not known. This is a fairly rare JCG. Activity will be on HF and 6 meters.

EU-020. Eric, SM1TDE, will be active as SA1A from Gotland Island (WLOTA LH-2969) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Island Fixed/All-Bands/24hr entry. QSL via SM1TDE, by the Bureau or direct. Visit his Web site at:

http://www.sm1tde.bloggspace.sehttp://www.sm1tde.bloggspace.se

EU-040. Members of Algarve STAR DX Team (CT1EHX, CT1GFK, CT1GPQ, and CT1IUA) and Oeste DX Gang (CT1APE, CT1FMX, CT2JMW and CU3HY) will be active from Berlenga Island between June 10-13th. Activity will be on all bands and modes using 4 stations on the air, if possible. Callsign will be CQ7OA. QSL via CT1FMX. For more info and updates, see:

http://algarvedx.com

EU-043. Bernd, DL8AAV, will be active as SD1B/6 from Orust Island between June 12-25th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign.

NA-110. Operators Dragan/K0AP and Vlado/N3CZ will be active from Fripp Island, South Carolina, as homecall/4 between July 310th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-6 meters using mainly CW and SSB, with a possibility of RTTY and PSK. QSL via their homecalls, by the Bureau or direct.

NA-136. Members of the Stamford Amateur Radio Association will activate Sheffield Island as W1EE/P on Sunday, June 13th. Team leader and QSL Manager is Adam, W1ASB. Look for more info on (QRZ.com).

OC-295. Operators John/9M6XRO and Steve/9M6DXX visited Sebatik Island this past week and hoped to operate but were unable to operate this time. Actually, their visit was in preparation for a possible DXpedition later in the year (in September) to activate this rare IOTA. IOTA OC-295 has only been activated once before, (9M4SEB) in July 2006, and remains high up on the IOTA's "Most Wanted" list. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

SA-041. (Update) Ciro (Xavier), PY7ZY, informs OPDX that Andre, PY0FF, had to drop out of the upcoming SA-041 and SA-016 operation (see OPDX.961) due to surgery (to drain his right lung) and he is now in the middle of the recovery. The team members will miss him. They are currently looking for a possible substitute operator. LAST MINUTE UPDATE: For the SA-016 operation, Luke, PT7WA, has joined the team in Sao Luis on June 15th.

JW, SVALBARD
Roar, LA1EOA, will be active as JW1EOA from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WLOTA 0125), between June 10-15th. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

JW, SVALBARD
Toshi, JA8BMK, will be active as JW/JA8BMK from Svalbard Island (EU-026) between July 1-11th. Activity will be on 20-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. ADDED NOTE: Toshi will be attending the Friedrichshafen Hamfest before going to JW-land between June 25-27th.

K8CX's 2010 DAYTON HAMVENTION PHOTO GALLERY
Tom's, K8CX, 2010 Dayton Photo Gallery is now up at:

http://hamgallery.com/dayton2010/
This is Tom's 14th consecutive year for the gallery, and it contains 317 photos taken at Crowne Plaza at various events and hospitality suites.

KH2/NH2, GUAM
Dave, N2NL, will be returning to Guam (OC-026) on June 17th, for three years. He will be active (outside of contests) as KH2/N2NL and during contests as NH2T. Look for him in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as NH2T and CW only. QSL via LoTW or via W2YC.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (For June 7-13th)


 Jun   7    AN          SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS
 Jun   8    AN          --------------------
 Jun   9    AN          BN - Below Normal
 Jun  10    AN          AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
 Jun  11    AN          LN - Low Normal
 Jun  12    AN          HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
 Jun  13    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
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Icko, JA1BPA, will be active as KP2/JA1BPA between June 12-13th. Activity will take place for the WFF Green Day (WFF KFF-066, IOTA NA-106) and will be on all HF bands including the WARC bands. QSLs will be sent automatically via the Bureau (GlobalQSL) and LoTW.

OFFICERS ELECTED FOR 2010-2011
Members of the Southwest Ohio DX Associ- ation (SWODXA) are proud to announce their recently elected officers for 2010-2011:

      Don DuBon,   N6JRL  - President
                 Dave Kalter, KB8OCP - Vice President
                 Joe Pater,   W8GEX  - Secretary
                 Kirk Swallow, W8QID - Treasurer
ADDED NOTE: Don wants to thank everyone who attended the DX Dinner during Hamvention. It was their 25th dinner and another sold out event. It was a great opportunity to meet and talk with DXers from around the world. They especially want to thank all of their door prize sponsors. They are looking forward to seeing all of you again next year.

QSL INFO AND NEWS


  QSL-Infos from DB0SDX: May 30th and June 6th
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  3Z0MOST via SP9PTA     GB4EPC via MM0DFV       LZ5R via LZ1YQ
  3Z100ZHP via SP9ZBC    GB8EPC via MM0DFV       MJ/W1NN via W1NN
  3Z29FPH via SP5ZGO     GD/SM5BFJ via SM5BFJ    MN0EPC via MM0DFV
  4L1BR via DL2RMG       GM4AFF via M0CMK        OG0I via OH2TA
  5B/LZ2HM via LZ2HM     HA5AZZ via 9A3JB        OG0Z via W0MM
  5B4AHS via RA3AUU      HB0/DH6CAX/P via DH6CAX OG4X via OH1MA
  9A/DJ2FR via DJ2FR     HB0/DL2MIJ via DL2MIJ   OG6G via OH6BG
  9A/PH2A via PH2A       HB0/OK6DJ/P via OK1DRQ  OH0/SK3SN via SM3KIF
  9A0WFF via 9A6AA       HF14LED via SP2ZAO      OK8WFF/P via DF6EX
  A61BK via NI5DX        HF200ICP via SP4ICP     PT7/PY1NX via PY1NX
  A61Q via EA7FTR        HF600KW via SP3OZW      PA30EPC via PA3GWH
  A71BU via NI5DX        HG60VOTT via HA-Bureau  PI4IPA via PA9LUC
  AO5SUB via EA5YU       HG7DANUBE via HA7VY     PJ2/N4QQ via N4QQ
  CO3CJ via EB7DX        HK1A via EA5KV          PJ4/K4BAI via K4BAI
  CQ3L via DJ6QT         HK1KYR via EA5KB        R90K via RN1NU
  CT9/DJ7JC via DJ7JC    IF9/I2ADN via I2ADN     R900DM via RX1CQ
  CT9/DJ9IE via DJ9IE    II1IAFZ via IZ4BQV      SC3N via EA8CN
  CT9/DL3QQ via DL3QQ    II1ICS via I1SAF        SK3JR via SM3CVM
  CT9/PA0BWL via PA0BWL  II1IGG via I2AZ         SM0Q via SM0OGQ
  CU2KG via OH2BH        II3RDP via IZ3JHP       SM3C via SM5CCT
  CX4AAJ via EB7DX       II7M via IK7JWY         SN2M via SP2XF
  DL0EPC via DL1BBO      II7MNR via IZ7NLL       SP100ZKX via SP8ZKX
  EA4/DH1TW via DH1TW    IL3T via IQ3SD          SV5/DJ5AA/P via DJ5AA
  EA8/DL3GCS via DL3GCS  IR1SMG/3 via IZ1GJK     SN50SCP via SP9PSJ
  EF5K via EA5KB         JT0YAB via UA9YAB       SV8/HA0HW via HA0HW
  EG1EPC via EA1UY       JT0YPS via UA9YPS       SV9/OE6YRG via OE6YRG
  EG2EPC via EC2AMN      JT0YW via RW9YW         SX1L via DL1JCZ
  EG5FAS via EA5CQ       JW/W2NAF via W2NAF      T6MB via SP8UFB
  EG5EPC via EA5FL       KL5DX via N5XZ          TA7/AC2DM via RW3GU
  EA9EU via EA5KB        KP2/K3TEJ via K3TEJ     TF/F5UFX via F5UFX
  EG9OGH via EA9CE       LA/DL2NUD via DL2NUD    TK/DL8UW via DL8UW
  EH8DDC via EA8RKL      LA/OH9TT via OH9TT      TK9E via IZ2GLU
  EM90AIK via UR5AW      LA/SP7VC via SP7VC      TM24H via F6KFI
  ER4DX via RA4LW        LX/ON6WR via ON6WR      TM6GAL via F6KOV
  FH8ND via F1OKV        LY9Y via LY2CY          TM66SME via F6IPS


             UD3D via RK3DZH            YL0Y via YL2GQT
             UV5U via UX1UA             YL5T via YL3DQ
             UX5D via UT7DK             YQ5Q via YO5KIP
             V5/DH8AF via DH8AF         YQ9W via YO9WF
             VE3PUX/VY2 via VE3PUX      YR60KPA via YO3KPA
             VK7GK via DL8NU            YR8I via YO8BIG
             XE1RP via XE1RBV           ZS1REC via W2ARP
             XR200R via CE1KR
QSL 3V8CB via YT3W. This is for activity during the CQWW WPX CW Contest last weekend.

Effective immediately, Buzz, NI5DX, is the QSL Manager for Khalid, A41OO. QSL cards will need to be designed and printed and logs trans- ferred. It will be 6-8 weeks before the new cards are at NI5DX's QTH. It is hoped that A41OO may be able to ship some of his current cards for Buzz to use until the new cards arrive, but this is not certain.

John, W2YR/HS0ZDJ, spent 6 months this past year in Thailand and operated during the CW WPX SSB Contest from a location near Bangkok and an IOTA DXpedition to Chang Island (AS-125) with a group of other Thai licensed operators. While on their short four day island stay, they made about 5300 contacts. Winit, HS1CKC, is the QSL Manager for all E20AS operations. QSL cards should be directed to him with sufficient return postage. John states that he has set up an "inter-active" log book with minimal information at the following Web site at:

http://mysite.verizon.net/w2yr/E20AS.htm

K4M OQSL System GOING QRT. Due to the lack of use, the K4M Midway 2009 team will discontinue the Online QSL Service (OQSL) on June 15th, 2010. All requests received through that date will be processed. The usual traditional mail and Bureau requests will continue. Direct cards may be sent to: Midway 2009, Box 333, Bethlehem, Georgia 30620-9989.

TM0B via F6ANA, direct or by the Bureau. Activity (May 21-27th) was from Brehat Island (IOTA EU-074, DIFM MA-012, EPC 11091 and FR21). Over 10300 QSOs are in the log. The log is available online at:

http://users.belgacom.net/cdxg QSL

QSL MANAGER Bill Horner, VK4FW, has announced that he now has a new E-mail address. It is: vk4fw@bigpond.com

NEW QSL MANAGER. As of January 2010, the new QSL Manager for Raoul, ZS1REC is Robert, W2ARP.

QSLS VIA LoTW: 5C5W, 5W0OU, 5W0YA, 6W1RY, 6Y9V, B4TB, BD1BYV, BD1ISI, CE3DNP, CN8KD, CW5W, CW6V, CX5UR, DL3EA, EA1BXX, EA1CS, EU7SA, F6HKM, FO8RZ, HK1N, HK1NK, HK3O, HR2/NP3D, IO3N, IT9HLR, IW6DGJ, J7Y, KH0N, LA5HE, LT2F, MD0CCE, ON7GB, RA4UF, SM3DMP, SP9FKQ, SQ2BNM, SV3AQR, T77C, V31CW, V31MU, VP2MDG, VP5H, XE1GK, XR3A, YN2EA, YO3APJ, YV200D, ZK3OU, ZK3YA and ZP6CW

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4N1DXXE, 4L8A, 4U64UN, 5K4T, 5W0OU, 6V7L, 6Y7J, 7P8BA, 8R1RPN, BX5AA, EH6SA, EN80AL, EU3AR, EY8MM, FG/F5IRO, FG/F6AUS, FG5LA, GW3YDX, HK3W, HR9/WQ7R, OL9HQ, P29VEK, SN3A, SU9HP, T40C, T77C, V21ZG, V88/DL7JAN, VP5JM, XU7AFU, YN2DD, YN2Z, YS1G, YS4/K3WT, ZK3OU and ZL7J

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: VP6DX

R1MV, MALYJ VYSOTSKIJ ISLAND (NEW AGREEMENT SIGNED!)
A press release from Jarmo, OH2BN, dated June 5th, states: On May 27, 2010, an agreement on the lease of the Russian part of the Saimaa Canal zone to Finland was signed in Lappeenranta, Finland, by the Prime Ministers of the Republic of Finland and the Russian Federation. The new 50 year agreement supersedes the initial lease of 1963 which is due to expire in 2013. The new lease no longer includes Malyj Vysotskij Island, the present R1MV DXCC entity.p The coming into effect of the agreement is subject to ratification by the parliament of Finland and the Russian duma later this year.

SPECIAL EVENT (6m Op)
Andy, N8OFS, will once again be active as N8OFS/p "portable caboose" from Jefferson, Ohio, during the ARRL June VHF Contest (June 12-14th). Activity counts for "Railroad Depots On The Air" (RRDOTA) for the Ashtabula Carson & Jefferson Railway (AC&J) reference number OH-0001. Grid Locator is EN91OR. This operation also is celebrating AC&J Railroads 26th anniversary. Andy will use a Kenwood TS-60 with 90W and a PAR OA-50 Loop antenna at around 30 ft. He will use only one frequency, 50.225 MHz USB, between 1800-2200z on both days. QSL via eQSL (preferred) or direct to Andy's address listed on (QRZ.com). ADDED NOTES: Andy will also be active during the CQWW VHF Contest (July 17-18th). Frequencies mentioned during this activity are 52.525 MHz FM locked, or 52.490 MHz FM if the band goes nuts. For more details about the railroad, visit the Web page at:

http://www.acjrscenic.net/history.htm

T30, WESTERN KIRIBATI (Update)
Haru, JA1XGI/W8XGI, is now active as T30XG until June 9th. His activity has been mainly on 30/20/17 meters, using CW and the Digital modes. QSL via JA1XGI, direct or by the Bureau. His Web page is available at:

http://island.geocities.jp/t30xg
He also is on Twitter at:
https://twitter.com/T30XG

V6, MICRONESIA
Miki, JJ2CJB, will be active as V63CJB from the Blue Lagoon Resort on Chuuk Island (OC-011) in the Federated States of Micronesia between October 29th and November 2nd. His operations will be mainly during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st). However, Miki informed OPDX that activity outside of the contest will be holiday style on 75/40/20/15/10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW or to his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

VE7, CANADA (Special Event)
Members of the Nanaimo Amateur Radio Associ- ation (VE7NA)

http://www.ve7na.ca
will host a 24 hour special events station, VE7TUB, beginning on July 24th. Activity is to commemorate the annual running of the "World Championship Bathtub Race" to be held on July 25th, in Nanaimo, British Columbia. A special commemorative sized QSL certificate is available (see Web page). For more information on the "World Championship Bathtub Race", visit the Web page at:
http://www.bathtubbing.com
For more information on special event station VE7TUB, visit the Web page at:
http://www.ve7tub.ca

VK100, AUSTRALIA (Special Event)
Luke, VK3HJ, will be activating special event station VK100WIA on behalf of his club, the Midland Amateur Radio Club, between June 7-9th. Activity is to celebrate the Centenary of the Wireless Institute of Australia. Activity will be on CW, as well as SSB and RTTY/PSK. Expected operating times are between 0200-1400z, or later if propagation offers. Please refer to (QRZ.com) for further details. The special callsign will be activated in three day blocks by participating radio clubs until the end of October. There is a Centenary Award offered; see details on the Web site.

VP2M, MONTSERRAT
Just a reminder that 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

ZA, ALBANIA (Update)
Chris, HG5XA, will be active as ZA/HA5X from the town of Orikum and a beach on the Bay of Vlora between June 10-24th. Activity will be holiday style, but he plans to activate some lighthouses and/or WFF locations. Please listen to the operator's comments for possible Lighthouse and WFF references, if any. Chris will also focus on some 6 meters and portable battery operations. Also, please remember that this is not a DXpedition, but a family holiday with his XYL Marta, ZA/HA9WM, and twin 5 year old daughters. Operating times will be limited and of lower priority. Chris has now also secured the necessary military and PTT permission to visit and operate from Sazan Island (IOTA EU-169) during this timeframe and will be using the callsign ZA0/HA5X.

Exact date(s) for activating Sazan Island is dependent upon several factors, including weather and family program. Therefore, Chris will try to announce plans of activity on the air or possibly via his Web page. During this mini DXpedition, he will attempt to find electricity or a generator, but if that fails, he will reduce his power and be active as long as he can on battery power. QSL via LoTW and eQSL.

If possible, please DO NOT send QSL cards. Paper QSLs will be available both direct and by the Bureau using the OQRS (Online QSL Request System) to be launched and announced later. Bureau cards will be sent out using GlobalQSL. The Web site for the ZA/HA5X DXpedition is at:

http://za.ha5x.hu

ZS8M, MARION ISLAND (Update)
Pierre, ZS8M, on Marion Island (AF-021), was mainly active on 20 and 17 meters this past week. Best times to watch are between 0630-0930z and 1230-1530z. Frequencies he has been on are: 14240, 14245, 18132 and 18140 kHz. QSL Manager is Dirk, ZS1X. See (QRZ.com) for details.

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