The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 992
January 3, 2011
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, K3USC, NG3K & ADXO, N4AA & QRZ DX, K6AM, KH6BZF, N7OU, N7UN, AA8LL, K8CX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), K8EL, N0TG, AT International, CT1EEB, DL1SBF, DL2GAC, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, F8DVD, G3KHZ, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2YSB, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pacific DXers, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and ZL2AL for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 26th-December, through Sunday, 2nd-January there were 219 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H40, HA, HB, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YJ, 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).
2010 DX SOUND BITES!
Tom, K8CX, has done it again. He has provided DXers with 131 memorable DX sound clips from 2010. Visit Tom's famous "HAM GALLERY" Web at:
2011 DX MARATHON IS UNDERWAY!!
John, K9EL, CQ DX Marathon Administrator, reports: "CQ Magazine's 2010 DX Marathon is now over. Please visit
3B8 & 3B9, MAURITIUS AND RODRIGUES ISLANDS
Bogdan, SP2FUD, will be active as 3B8/SP2FUD from Mauritius Island (AF-049) between February 8-17th, and as 3B9/SP2FUD from Rodrigues Island (AF-017) between February 18-22nd. Activity from both places will be on the HF bands using SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home call sign.
3B9, RODRIGUES ISLAND
After his Mauritius (AF-049), Slavo, SP2JMB, will once again be active as 3B9/SP2JMB from Rodrigues Island (AF-017) between February 18-22nd. Activity will be on all HF bands CW, while his wife Dorota, SP2TO, will be active on SSB. Look for him to also be in the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 19-20th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via his home callsign.
Udo, DL9HCU, is once again in the Pacific for about 2 months and will be active as 3D2HC from Fiji (OC-017). He likes 20 meters CW, so watch 14002 or 14025 kHz between 0500-0800z. Also, watch 14183 kHz (after 0500z), Udo will sometimes check into the ANZA Net. It is reported that he might not go island hopping this year as he has done in the past due to poor conditions for QRP. QSL via DL9HCU, by the Bureau or direct to: Udo Moeller, Mienenbuettel 4, 21629 Neu Wulmstorf, GERMANY.
Operator Daniil, UT5EO, will be active as 4L0A from Obcha during the CQ 160-Meter CW Contest (January 28-30th) a Single-Op/High- Power entry. QSL via LoTW.
4S, SRI LANKA
Matts, SM6LRR, will be active as 4S7LRG between January 22nd and February 5th. Activity will be between a holiday and semi- holiday style operation with a focus on 160/80/40 meters with a possible serious effort in the CQWW 160m CW Contest (January 28-30th) -- provided that permits for a specific good Top-Band location are received. His focus is to give North America stations a new one on 160m. QSL via his home callsign. More info is forthcoming on (QRZ.com).
Jose, CT1EEB, informs OPDX: "This is no doubt a good new-years eve present. Today in the mailbox there was an envelope from Anacom with the license to continue with the 60m band propagation tests. This license is valid between the 1st of January 2011 to the 30th of April 2011 on 5371.5 kHz and 5403.5 kHz both SSB and CW. I have actually asked for two more additional frequencies in this band but the request was denied. Phase1 tests made during the 1st of May 2010 and the 31st of July 2010 produced a report sent to Anacom and to the Military, the report can be seen at:
Luc, F5RAV, will once again be active from La Somone between February 26th and March 7th. He will be operating from Jean- Francois, 6W7RV, QTH as 6V7T. Activity will be on SSB and PSK31, and on 160-10 meters (including 17 and 12m with a dipole only). He is planning to be in the French REF SSB Contest (February 26-27th) and the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 5-6th). QSL via only direct to his home callsign. See details on (QRZ.com). Also, visit his BLOG page at:
Operators Tony/N3ME and Bernie/W3UR will be active as 8P9ME and 8P9UR, respectively, from the Cave Bay area in St. Philip Parish between January 26th and February 14th. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY. QSL via their home callsigns, direct, by the Bureau or the LoTW.
Marco, DH1IAC, will be active as 8Q7AC from Farukolufushi (Club Faru) between January 4-18th. Bands and modes of activity were not provided, but he will use a FT-857 into an Atas 25 and Atas 120 portable antennas. QSL via his home address on (QRZ.com).
C6, THE BAHAMAS
Randy, W6SJ, will once again head to Grand Bahama Island (NA-001) in February. He expects to be on the air as C6AWS between February 3-9th. Activity will be holiday style (when not fishing) CW only and with a focus on the 30/17/12 meter bands. QSL via LoTW or to W6SJ, direct or by the Bureau.
CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Update)
Randy, N0TG, reports, "Storms that caused our failed attempt to access Sable on December 6th have continued throughout the month. For sure, Sable is not easy to get to, thus perhaps the move up in the DX Magazine’s "2010 Most Wanted Countries Survey" rankings to No. 50 overall, No. 36 RTTY, and No. 14 in Asia. The time frame for our next attempt is March 2011. Prior to traveling to our takeoff point in Canada we desire to observe somewhat stable weather and suitable beach landing conditions. Thus, we will keep our personal schedules flexible in order to be able to travel on short notice. Thanks to all for being patient and the expressions that have encouraged us; we are determined and eager to get on the air. The Web site will be updated as new inform- ation develops".
DX0, SPRATLY ISLANDS
Just a reminder that 37 operators from 15 countries will take part in a three teams efffort to put DX0DX on air between January 6th and February 1st. Activity will be from Thitu Island on all bands and modes. QSL Manager is N2OO. For more information about the DXpedition, including pictures of the team arriving in DU-land and the list of suggested frequencies, please check out their Web site at:
DX MAGAZINE PUBLISHES 2010 MOST WANTED RESULTS
The DX Magazine's "2010 Most Wanted Survey" has been published in their latest Jan/Feb 2011 issue. The survey that most DXers go by should soon be available online at:
2010 PREFIX / COUNTRY 2009 2010 PREFIX / COUNTRY 2009 ---- ---------------- ---- ---- ---------------- ---- 1 P5 North Korea 1 6 FT5/Z Amsterdam 9 2 KP1 Navassa 2 7 ZS8 Marion Island 3 3 3Y Bouvet 4 8 VP8/S - South Sandwhich 10 4 7O Yemen 5 9 FT5/W Crozet 7 5 VK0/H Heard Island 6 10 BS7 Scarborough Reef 11FR8, REUNION ISLAND
H44, SOLOMON ISLANDS
Bernhard, DL2GAC, informs OPDX that he will once again be on a DX vacation in the Solomon Islands. He is expected to arrive in Honiara, the capital, on January 13th and will (expected) depart on April 12th. He will once again be active as H44MS, usually on SSB only but will probably focus on the 80 and 40 meter bands. QSL via DL2GAC .
AF-004. Luis, EA8AY, will once again be active as ED8T from Tenerife during the in ARRL DX CW Contest (February 19-20th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW. Visit Luis's Web page at:
NA-062. Operators Wade/AA8LL and Roger/K0RMK will be active as home-
call/4 from Key Largo, FL. This also counts for USI FL049S.
Activity will be holiday style operating CW, SSB and RTTY,
on 40-12 meters using 200 watts and wire antennas. Suggested
CW - 7030, 10114, 14040, 18098, 21040, 24910 and 28040 kHz
SSB - 7155, 14260, 18128, 21260 and 24950 kHz
RTTY - 7039, 10139, 14079, 21810, 21079 and 24925 kHz
QSL AA8LL/4 direct or by the Bureau to AA8LL. AA8LL/4 logs will also be uploaded into the LoTW and eQSL. QSL K0RMK/4 direct or by the Bureau to K0RMK.
IO7, ITALY (Special Event)
Just a reminder that operators Fred/IK7JWX (SSB), Vincenzo/I7PXV (SSB and CW) and Mike/IK7FPX (SSB) will activate the special callsign IO7DAI from the Abbeys of Lecce and Province between now and March 31st. Activity is to provide contacts for the special "Italian Abbeys Award Diploma Abbazie Italiane". For rules, see the Web site at:
Throughout the year 2011, the members of the Inter- national Short Wave League (ISWL) will be celebrating 65 years of service to "Licensed Amateurs" and "Short Wave Listeners". Look for the callsign GB65ISWL to be active from several locations throughout the year. The QSL Manager is Herbie, G6XOU. QSL cards will be returned on a QSLR basis. QSL details are on QRZ.com. All logs will automatically be uploaded to eQSL.cc (LoTW is NOT use). Also, look for Fred, PA0FAW, to be active as PA65ISWL between now and January 28th. Both callsigns can be claimed for the ISWL Monitor award. For more details, see the ISWL Web page at:
Roy, KE4TG, will be active as J38RF between February 9th and March 10th. His primary interest is the Digital modes using a K-3 with a G5RV and phased vertical antennas. Please note that he will try to be active on 60 meters on channel 5. QSL via his home callsign.
The "Buddies in the Caribbean" DXpedition (Team #1), which specializes in 100 watts or less low power radios and the Buddipole portable antenna systems, will be going to Dominica, February 1-9th. The team plans to stay at the Calibashie Cove hotel on the north shore of Dominica
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (For January 3-9th)
Jan 3 AN SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS Jan 4 HN -------------------- Jan 5 HN BN - Below Normal Jan 6 HN AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET Jan 7 AN LN - Low Normal Jan 8 AN HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED Jan 9 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 lessLU1, SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS
P29, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (IOTA DXpedition)
Derek, G3KHZ/P29NI, is organizing a 6th trip to P26-land in April to activate three rare Papua New Guinea IOTAs. This time the destinations will be Feni (OC-101), Nuguria (OC-257) and Green Island (OC-231). He informs that there is one operating position left. If you would like to join the team please contact G3KHZ at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PJ2, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
After his ZF6AM operation (see ZF below) John, K6AM, will be active as PJ2T from the Signal Point Station on Curacao (SA-006, WLOTA LH-0942) during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 5-6th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. He informs that he will not do too much operating outside the contest. QSL via LoTW or direct to N9AG.
POSSIBLE NEW DXCC ENTITY
Some 3 million Sudanese will be voting on a referendum on independence on January 9th. It looks like the Southern Sudan may be reborn again. This act of secession should put to rest Africa's longest and bloodiest civil war. Stay tuned! For more details, visit the following:
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated January 2nd) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9Q0HQ/6 via K3IRV (12/2010-01/2011) II1ITA via IW1FGZ PA11HNY via PA7LZ A71/JY5FX via JY5FX II1TLA via I1YRL PA100SCOUT via PC2S AP2NK via W3HNK II9RASM via IT9TFX PE10MERRY via PA3ATN CE7/F6DXE via F6DXE IR7WFF via IK7JWX PY2VA via I8LWL DA0KOLPING via DJ6SI (Bureau) J5V via JA1PBV RG9A via R9XC DA2MORSE via DJ4EY (QSL not needed) J28RO via F8DFP SC7IPA via SM7GUY DK150RB via DL1SBF (Bureau) JD1BLY via JI5RPT SN3B via SQ3JPV DQ5T via DL4LAM K4R via KC4H SN4FON via SP9KDC DR15ZBAY via DC5CQ KP4MS via W4DN SU/DL1ELX via DL1ELX DU8/DL3OCH via DL3OCH KU2F/KH0 via JE1SCF SX3B via SV1BDO (*) EA5/NP3D via W3HNK LU5FF via EA5KB T6AE via IW2KKI EA6/S56CW/P via S56CW LU7YZ via EA7FTR T6AF via EB7DX EA8/DH2MS via DH2MS LZ9X via LZ1RB V5/DK1CE via DH3WO EI/MI0ADX via MI0ADX LZ11PGP via LZ1KZA VK2IZI via EB7DX EN1QFF via US3QQ N5BEK/TI7 via N5BEK (direct**) XE1/DJ4EL via DJ4EL HG2010P via HA-Bureau OD5ET via EB7DX ZL50GH via ZL1ANH II0ITA via IQ0RM OE50RJJ via OE9RJJ ZP9SC via EA5KB * only direct ** direct to N5BEK TI-address: Phil Phillips, Potrero, Santa Cruz, Gte. 19-5111, Costa RicaOLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 8300 old QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site contains:
POSTAL RATES FROM ITALY. Silvano, I2YSB, informs OPDX that it is bad
news on the POSTAL RATES from Italy as of January 1st:
0.75 EUR for Europe (+15% increase)
1.60 EUR outside Europe (+88% increase)
2.00 EUR Pacific (VK-ZL-ecc.+100% increase)
This is for lightweight letters, max 20 grams (2 QSL) standard size. Should you want to receive a direct QSL from I2YSB QSL Manager, please include: 2 USDs for Europe + SAE and 3 USDs outside of Europe + SAE. PLEASE -- NO IRCs and NO STAMPs.
QSLS VIA LoTW: 4O3A, 5V7TT, 5W0KH, 5X1NH, 9L5VT, AM3SSB, C6APT, C6AUM, E4X, EA5BZ, EA8FJ, EN220FI, F1PKH, G4NXG/M, HK4SAN, I4IKW, IV3RAV, J79XBI, JF1SEK, LX1CW, MD0CCE, OE3GCU, OH7MA, OJ0B, OK2PAY, ON4CMT, ON4WW, OX3XR, OZ4VV, PA5RA, RZ3AFK, SN0HQ, SN3R, SN9U, SQ7WK, T77C, US3QQ, US5XD, UT1UY, V31RR, V44KAI, VO1HP, VP2E/W1UE, YL5T, YN2AA, ZL8X and ZP6CW
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 7Z1TT, 9J2KK, 9Q50ON, C91JR, CY0X, ES1QD, ES5QD, FJ/SM5FUJ, FM1HN, HL5FUA, HS0AC, J88CF, LX1DA, LX8RTTY, PJ2/W1NG, PJ4D, PJ4LS, PJ5/AA4NC, PJ5/AH6HY, PJ5/K1XM, PJ6A, PJ7E, RI1FJ, TO3GA, V73TM, VK0CW, VP2V/NY6X, VP8DMH and ZL7A
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED this week!
T30, WESTERN KIRIBATI
Operators Bill/N7OU and Bob/W7YAQ will once again team up for another operation in the Pacific, but this time from Tarawa Island (OC-017) between February 8-22nd. Callsigns will be announced at a later date. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, using mostly CW with some SSB and RTTY, and using 100 watts and vertical antennas. They will also be in the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 19-20th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via their home callsigns.
T31, CENTRAL KIRIBATI
An international team will activate T31A from Kanton Island (OC-043) between April 17-28th. The transportation has been arranged, all licenses are assigned and the permit is in its final stages. They plan to have 6 stations on the air, operating on 160-10 meters. More details should be forthcoming and look for updates at:
The "W8GEX 60m News" reports that Torlin, TF1GW, states starting January 1st, 2011, the Icelandic radio amateurs can use 150 kHz in the 5 MHz band instead of 8 frequencies. They can use between 52605410 kHz with 100 watts PEP out, 3 kHz bandwith, and modes J3E and A1A.
An international team composed of members of the Provins ARC (F6KOP) is heading to Cameroon between 10-20th. All the required steps have been made with the local Administration and the team has applied for the callsign TJ3C. The main operating QTH will be in Kribi, 2 hours by road from Douala. Operators mentioned are: Frank/F4AJQ (Team Leader), Seb/F5UFX (Assistant Team leader), Michel/FM5CD, Bob/N6OX, Bill/N2WB, Dave/K4SV, Eric/ON7RN, Gabriele/I2VGW, Jean-Paul/F8BJI, Alain/F6ENO, Jean-Luc/F6BIV, Michel/F5EOT, John/F5VHQ, Gerard/F2JD, Gerard/F2VX, Yan/F1NGP, Mathieu/F5PED and Henri/F1HRE. Activity will be on all bands, 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. They will have six stations (5x FT450sat and 1x K3) with 6 Amps (Acom 1010) and 6 laptops using Wintest software on the air, 24 hours a day during their 9 day operations.
The antenna farm will consist of Spderbeams (3x five banders, 1x tri-
bander, and 1x WARC bands), and a vertical for 20/30/40/75/80/160m. For
the lower bands, depending on a usable place, 1 or 2 beverages and a
K9YA system will be set-up. A Web site is under construction and the
URL address will be published soon. Other individuals involved are:
QSL Manager : Didier/F5OGL
Pilot Station : Serge/F6AML
Webmaster : Thierry/F4TTR
Internet Mailing List: Maurice/F5NQL (subscribe by F5NQL@aol.com)
The main target is to make 80,000 QSOs, during their nine days of oper- ations, with an emphasis on the lower bands, 160-30 meters and the Digimodes.
TM8, FRANCE (Special Event)
Look for special event station TM8AAW to be on air between February 1228th. Activity is to celebrate the 8th Antarctic Activity Week. Operation will be made by François, F8DVD, from his QTH in Macon, in the east part of France. WAP reference number for TM8AAW is 199. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, mostly SSB. QSL via F8DVD, direct or by the Bureau. For more details, see QRZ.com or visit:
Darren, VA3EGG, will be active as V31DI from Maya Beach, Placencia, Belize, sometime in January (dates not provided). He enjoys working all bands on 160-6 meters, but particularly the 6, 20 and 40 meter bands, and mainly SSB. QSL via his home callsign direct only.
Will, AA4NC, will once again be active as V31RR from Placencia between February 16-23rd. Activity will be on CW, SSB, RTTY, and the 30/17/12 meter bands. His activity will also include the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 19-20th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via AI4U or LoTW. No Bureau cards.
Klaus, DJ4SO, will once again be active as V5/DJ4SO from a farm home southeast of Windhoek (same as last year) between February 22nd and March 23rd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using mostly CW and RTTY/PSK31, with some possible SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau (E-mail request to email@example.com ). His logs will be uploaded to LoTW. No eQSL.
VK8L, LORD HOWE ISLAND
Christopher, VK5CP, has once again return to Lord Howe Island (OC-004) and will be active as VK5CP/VK9L until January 7th. According to "DX-World.Net", Chris states, "I am using a half wave dipole at 10m, an IC7000 and a LDG tuner. Power is about 50w. I can hear very well but my signal is weak (sorry, but the 14Kg luggage limit did not allow me to bring the Alpha 87A). I am working SSB only 80-6m. Please QSL to VK5CP. I will make a special QSL for VK5CP/VK9L."
VK9N, NORFOLK ISLAND (Just a reminder!)
Operators Alan/VK3XPD, Kevin/ VK4UH and Mike/VK3KH, will once again be active as VK9NA from Norfolk Island (OC-005, WLOTA 1469) between January 7-21st. This is the same group that did a VHF, UHF and Microwave DXpedition last year. The group plans again to be operational on 50 MHz through to 10 GHz using CW, SSB and WSJT. QSL Manager is VK3KH: Michael Coleman, 44 Rosserdale Cres, Mount Eliza Victoria 3930, AUSTRALIA. Look for more details and updates at:
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS (NA-016)
John, K6AM, will be active as ZF2AM for two weeks so he can operate during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 19-20th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry and the CQWW 160m SSB Contest (February 25-27th). He informs that activity outside of the contest will be some casual phone operations, mostly on the WARC bands as time allows. QSL via K6AM, direct or by the Bureau or LoTW.
ADDED NOTE: He will head to PJ2 right after this operation (PJ2 above).
ZL NEWS (New Zealand DX Hall of Fame Citations - 2011)
A press release by Lee Jennings, ZL2AL, New Zealand DX Hall of Fame Panel Convener, reports (edited): "The New Zealand DX Hall of Fame was established in 2009 to honor those outstanding ZL DXers and contesters who have excelled in our radio sport hobby over many years. The current panel of judges includes Ken McCormack/ZL1AIH, Duncan McMahon/ZL3JT and Bill Carney/ZL3NB. Previous winners have included, Roy/ZL4BO, Ron/ZL1AMO and Jock/ZL2GX (SK) in 2009. Winners in 2010 included Dave/ZL1AMN, Aola/ZL1ALE and Dave/ZL1HY (SK). This year, after much deliberation the judges were unanimous in their selection and have elected the next three ZL radio amateurs to the New Zealand DX Hall of Fame for 2011. Their individual citations are below:
* John N. Shaw, ZL1BYZ - The election of John Shaw, ZL1BYZ, as the 7th inductee to the NZ DX Hall of Fame recognizes his extraordinary abilities as a contester and DXer. Licensed in 1983, John has proven to be a prolific contest operator and amazing DXer with most of his operations on CW. He usually places highly in major international contests and generates enormous pileups when he operates from his Pukekohe farm. John was a member of the ZL6QH contest group, ZL7T DXpedition, ZL6LH Light House team and a long time active member of the Papakura Radio Club. He has won the Doug Gorman Frequency measuring contest and numerous Jock White Field Day contests. He was recently made a member of the ARRL A-1 Operators Club. John will be joining the ARRL DXCC Club soon with an initial entry of over 300 countries. He contributes much to the sport of Amateur Radio Contesting and DXing in New Zealand. We wish John well in the future and hope that he will enjoy having the NZ DX HoF award plaque on his shack wall.
* Bryan Anderson, ZL2AFT - The election of Bryan Anderson as the 8th inductee to the NZ DX Hall of Fame recognizes his superb DXing skills and outstanding contribution to the sport of radio DXing. Licensed in 1954, Bryan has a long history of working DX with his own homebuilt equipment and had over 200 countries confirmed by by 1975. In 2009 he achieved DXCC #1 Honor Roll with 354 confirmed, mostly with antique Drake equipment and a homebuilt Quad. Bryan has given outstanding service to his local radio club and assisted many ZLs to achieve DX in the pile-ups. He has always tried to keep the hobby in perspective and not let it interfere with the more important things in life, such as his family and his work as a Polytech lecturer in Palmerston North. We wish Bryan well in the future and hope that he will enjoy having the award plaque on his wall.
* Peter W. Watson, ZL3GQ (SK) - To the Family of Peter Watson.... It gives me great pleasure to inform you that Peter Watson, ZL3GQ (SK), has been elected to the New Zealand DX Hall of Fame. The posthumous election of Peter as the 9th inductee to the NZ DX Hall of Fame recognizes Peter’s extraordinary and unselfish contribution to the sport of Amateur Radio DXing in New Zealand. From his 5.5 acre on the outskirts of Christchurch he achieved 323 entities by 1997, DXCC HR in CW, DXCC HR in Phone, 5BDXCC with 160m Endorsement, 5BWAZ Award #29, 160WAZ Award #26. His passion was 160M and CW. He routinely set CQWW contest records and recorded the first ZL to VS6 top band contact. As an FOC member he was awarded the prestigious Al Slater award by the FOC committee for outstanding services to amateur radio. He was also a member of the ARRL A-1 Operators Club and a team member of the May 1996 ZL8RI DXpedition to Raoul Island in the Kermadecs. He was an out- standing ZL radio amateur for decades. His last contest was in February 1998 and he became a SK on March 27 of that year. This award honors Peter’s wonderful DXing and Contesting skills and will attest to how accomplished this great New Zealand DXer was.
We offer our heartiest congratulations to these three outstanding ZL radio amateurs who have been elected to the New Zealand DX Hall of Fame in 2011. Thanks to Ken, Duncan and Bill for their work in selecting the inductees. New Zealand has a rich history of producing world renowned DXers and Contesters. We are delighted that these ZL DXers have been recognized. They are among the best of New Zealand amateur DXers."
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