DX Bulletin No. 1064
June 4, 2012
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, W2GR, WO2N, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KH6BZF, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, CO8ZZ, CT6ARL, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DL9WVM, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWX, IT9RYJ, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PS7AB, PT7ZT, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SV1RK, TA1HZ, VA3RJ & ICPO and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 27th-May, through Sunday, 3rd-June there were 227 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E3, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J8, JA, JT, JW, JX, 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, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T5, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
Juergen, OE4JHW, reports that he will do a suitcase DX- pedition to Kuredu Island between September 2-4th. More details will be forthcoming soon.
The members of the FGC DX Group (Foundation for Global Children) will continue to be active as A5A from a mountain area in Bhutan until June 6th. The ClubLog shows as of 0851z, June 3rd, the A5A team has made 28113 QSOs with 12290 unique callsigns (14883/CW and 13280/SSB). Breakdown is: 187/AF, 5147/AS, 18093/EU, 4327/NA, 163/OC and 196/SA. QSL A5A via JH1AJT (see Web page for details). For more details and update, visit the A5A Web apge at:
Ulli, DL9WVM, will once again be active as A6/DL9WVM from Dubai between June 10-30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. He informs OPDX that any SKED requests can be arranged via SKYPE (account 'dl9wvm'). Ulli states that he is working remotely from Dubai for his company in Berlin and sits the whole day 'beside' his equipment. QSL via LoTW, or via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Meanwhile, Ulli mentions that his friend Tom/DL2RMC is also active from Abu Dhabi which started around May 29th, and he will be there for 3 weeks depending on his job in UAE. Callsign is A6/DL2RMC and his license has already been issued.
CONTEST CHART CORRECTION
Please note that in OPDX. 1063 the "NG3K CQWW WPX CW Contest chart" listed VK9PN as Norfolk Island. This is incorrect and should be Lowe Island.
Members of the Amateur Radio Association of the District of Leiria (ARAL) will activate CS5FAT from its facilities in the Cova da Iria at the Shrine of Fatima between June 10-13th. Activity will be on the HF, VHF and UHF bands. QSL via CT6ARL, direct or by the Bureau. Amateur radio operators are invited to operate from the Shrine of Fatima between now and October on the dates 10, 11, 12 and 13 of every month or such other dates of amateur radio convenience by appointment. For more details, see (QRZ.com) or the Blog page:
On May 25th, the CY9M team reports:
"Time is flying! Two months today the CY9M team will be making their way to Sydney, Nova Scotia, then onwards to the northernmost tip of Cape Breton, ready to depart for St Paul island on July 26th. Much has happened since the first press release in February. Those who keep an eye on the CY9M Web site will note major organizations such as Northern California DX FoundationCY0, SABLE ISLAND (QRT)
http://www.ncdxf.organd ARRL Colvin Award http://www.ncdxf.orghave agreed to financially back our plans. Together, with all other kind donors and clubs, we thank them sincerely. The team makes special mention to Al, VE1AL, for his local logistical help. His ongoing assistance is much appreciated.
Meanwhile, the last few weeks has seen a host of sponsors commit to the expedition.
Elecraft, main equipment sponsor of our expedition, is providing six K3 transceivers. We are indebted to Elecraft for their support.
DX Engineering, Tigertronics, Waters & Stanton, Heil Sound, Spiderbeam, RF Power and Vibroplex have shown faith in our activation by generously supporting too.
G3TXQ Broadband Hexbeam by MW0JZE is providing the team with three antennas. Using both Hexbeams and vertical arrays, we hope to be heard from the island! M2 Antenna Systems are also contributing with a 50 MHz yagi/beam we know how wanted St Paul island is on 6m and cross fingers for good openings.
As mentioned previously, there are few landing spots on the island. Actual station location will be determined where we land. From planning discussions, we know each proposed location has positives and negatives to certain regions around the globe therefore this is very much an "on the day" set-up at any given landing spot.
Now the shipping process begins.
If you would like to donate any amount to the CY9M St Paul Island Dxpedition, please click here:
http://www.cy9m.com/donorFeel free to follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/CY9Mand Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CY9M.2012- nearer the time of departure (and afterwards) various team members will update as we journey. Thanks for taking the time to read and share we look forward to working you from DXCC Most Wanted entity #40.
73, CY9M Team, St Paul Island DXpedition."
Alan, VE1AWW, reported on May 28th:
"Very bad news. Sable Island is a Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Yesterday, a migratory bird (and protected species) was found near my towers with injuries suggesting a collision with one of the towers. I am required to take down the towers until an investigation and policy can be developed for tern season (April-August). Very disappointing for sure. CY0/VE1AWW QRT . . . ."DXER ARRESTED ON ESPIONAGE!
Several sources are reporting that well-known DXer/World-Traveller Baldur, DJ6SI, who has been active from all over the world from 70 countries, was arrested on the Island of Kos while operating as SV5/DS6SI. He was there on holiday with his XYL. Many Greek amateurs are pretty upset and embarrassed over this event. It is also reported that Baldur is back in Germany, but is scheduled to return for a trial day. Here are a few Web pages about the incident:
Members of the Grupo DX Teide will once again activate the Teide Volcano, the highest point in Spain, between June 30th and July 2nd. Last operation was in 2007 using the callsign AN8TID. To commemorate their 5th anniversary of that operation, and the Teide National Park being added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, the team will be active as EH8TID this time. Operations will take place from the same location as last time: the La Rambleta del Teide, 3555m ASL, and less than 163m from the top of the mountain. The area is highly protected, and therefore; they are only authorized to use vertical and wire antennas and only 100 watts.
Operators mentioned are José Antonio/EA8ARG, Luis/EA8AY, Ángel/EA8BFH, Miguel Ángel/EA8BRW, and Francisco/EA8CW. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via EA8NQ. A special certificate will be provided _upon request_ to whom made at least three contacts on different bands and/or modes. The certificate will be sent free by E-mail as a printable image or PDF. Those who want a printed certificate must send 5.00 Euros, 6.00 USAs or 5 IRC to cover printing and shipping expenses. For more details, see their Web page at:
Just a reminder that Pat, F4EBT, is now active as FO/F4EBT until June 24th, and plans to activate the following French Polynesia IOTA Islands: Tahiti (OC-046), Moorea (OC-046), Raiatea (OC-067), Huaine (OC-067), Bora-Bora (OC-067) and Maupiti (OC-067). Activity will be holiday style, usually SSB only on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters using a TS-50 w/100 watts into a FD4 Multiband antenna. QSL via his home callsign, direct (1 IRC or 2 USDs) or by the Bureau.
FO/M, MARQUESAS ISLANDS
Christian, F5IDM, a member of a scientific expedition to observe the Venus Transit, will be active as TX5VT between June 3-12th. He plans to activate the following islands in the Marquesas Island group (OC-027): Hiva Oa (DIFO FO-021, WLOTA 1233), Nuku Hiva (DIFO FO-023, WLOTA 2030), Ua Huka (DIFO FO-026) and Ua Pou (DIFO FO-027). QSL via F5IDM (KH6 Bureau or direct, see (QRZ.com)). For more details, see:
Look for GB0AFD (Armed Forces Day) to be active on Sunday, July 1st, to commemorate the UK's Armed Forces Day with the local Veterans Association. The large event will be held in Alexandra Park Hastings Sussex together with all local associations. They hope that many ex-Servicemen Operators from RNARS, RAFARS and the Royal Signals Association will give them a call and help build up interest for the general public attending the event. Their intended operating bands will be on 80/40/20/30 meters using SSB or CW or PSK31. Depending on conditions other bands may be tried. They will have a Linear 300/400W using wire dipoles; they will also monitor 2m and 6m CW or SSB. Their times of operations are from 10:00 am until 16:00 pm. They would welcome any schedules -- just contact Tony, G4KLF, QTHr.
Dr. Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD, will once again be active from here. Look for HC1MD from Tumbaco between June 7-14th and July 21-31st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters operating CW, SSB and RTTY, using a TS-850s w/SB-200 and a Carolina Windom. He will also be on 6 meters CW/SSB, monitoring 50.110 MHz using a FT-857D w/100w into a Moxon Antenna. QSL via K8LJG. View the HC/Ecuador and HC8/Galapagos DX-Diplomas at:
AS-092. (Update) "DX-World.net" is reporting members of the Russian Robinson Club will be active as RI0K from Ratmonova Island (AS-061, Big Diomede Island) and Alyumka Island (AS-092, in the Chukotka Autonomous Region) between July 15th and August 28th. These are very rare IOTAs.
AS-066. Vladimir "Vlado", UA0LCZ, will be active as RI0NZ from Popov Island between July 24-30th. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
AS-154. (CANCELLED) A team of Hungarian and Turkish operators were expected to activate Giresun Island between July 24th and August 1st. Hungarian Radio Amateurs were not granted per- mission to operate.
EU-029. Alain, F5LMJ, will be active as 5P5J from Lolland Island between July 14-28th. QSL via LoTW or eQSL, or his home callsign by the Bureau.
EU-158. Operators Mike/SV1RK and Stavros/SV3CJU will once again be active from Sapienza Island (LH GRE116, WLOTA 1471, WW LOC KM06US) after 7 years as J48SAI between June 8-10th. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via LoTW or via SV1RK, by the Bureau or direct.
NA-039. Jeff, KL2HD, is currently staying on Adak Island until June 8th. He is a biologist and studies wildlife in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska in the summer and occasionally runs his rig from Adak Island where his summer office is located. He also spends most of the summer on a research ship, the M/V Tiglax, traveling the Aleutians and will someday try maritime mobile operation. Watch for activity on 20/17 meters SSB between 0400-0800z. QSL via LoTW (preferred), direct or by the Bureau. Check out his QRZ.com page for an online log and pictures.
OC-177. Look for 30 operators to be active as YE0M from Kaliage Besar Island (Seribu Islands) between July 6-9th. Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Operators mentioned are YB0AA, YB0AZ, YB0HD, YB0JS, YE0YE, YB0AKM, YB0BUI, YB0ECT, YB0KVN, YC0KVM, YC0LOW, YC0LLY, YC0MXV, YC0RAN, YC0TSU, YC0VKI, YD0RVT, YB1PR, YB1MH, YB1CCF, YB1GJS, YB1KAR, YC1CDV, YC1KAF, YD1JZ, YD1GCL, YD1LUX, YD1MRI, YD1ORZ and YD1XUH.QSL via YB1GJS.
SA-035. Operators Alex/UA9YAB and Alex/UA9YPS will be active as from Margarita Island (pfx YV7 and SA-012) and Los Roques Islands (pfx YV5 and SA-035) between August 2-9th. Signing YV7/homecall and YV5/homecall, activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via their home callsigns.
SA-029. (Update) Operators Marcelo/PY1MT, Moreira/PU1MMZ, Mauricio/ PU1SET, Jose/PY1MX and Jair/PY1HS will be active as ZV1M from Itacuruca Island (DIB RJ-08), Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, between July 27-29th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Operations will be on 80/40/ 20/15/10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via PY1MT, direct only with SASE/SAE + 2 USDs (no IRC). Their Web site is available at:
Members of the Italia ARAS (Amateur Radio Society - http://www.arasitalia.org) of Pedara, Catania, and the ARI (Associazione Radioamatori Italiani - http://www.ari.it), will activate special event station II9AS to remember the 40° anniversary of first flight of the famous Anti-Submarine Aircraft employed by NATO, Breuget BR 1150 "Atlantic" between June 6-9th. Operators mentioned are Marco/IT9JPW, Michele/IW9HPW and some other IT9 operators. Look for the ARI team to be active from the Air Base Station of Sigonella in Catania between 0600-1800z on June 9th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB, and operating a couple of stations. A special QSL card will be available via IT9JPW.
J3, GRENADA (Op Cancelled!)
Harry, AC8G (J37K), who was planning a 6 night stay in Grenada for the CQ WW SSB Contest (Oct. 27-28th), has announced that American Air has cancelled his flight to Grenada. Other dates are not acceptable, so he cancelled the operation.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (June 4-10th)
Jun/04th AN Jun/07th HN Jun/09th AN Jun/05th AN Jun/08th AN Jun/10th AN-HN Jun/06th AN-HN SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE ====================================================== NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha ----------------- ------ -------- ------ AN - Above Normal Quiet K=0-1 0-7 HN - High Normal Unsettled K=2 8-15 LN - Low Normal Active K=3 16-29 BN - Below Normal Minor Storm K=4 30-49 DIS - Disturbed Major Storm K=5 50-99 VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9 100-400N2, UNITED STATES (Special Event)
Mike, W2GR, will be on the air with the special callsign N2W between June 10-24th. The callsign N2W will be on the air during the week before and the week after Nik Wallenda tries to or becomes the first person in history to walk directly over Niagara Falls on a tightrope. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via W2GR CBA. The walk will be broadcast live worldwide on ABC on Friday, June 15th, 2012. PJ4, BONAIRE
By the time you read this, Bill, K9HZ, should be active as PJ4HZ from Kralendijk, Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279), until June 10th. QSL via his home callsign.
PJ7, SINT MAARTEN (2013 Op!)
Randy, N0TG, has announced a real early 2013 operation to Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 383, DIFO FS-001) between March 15-23rd. He states that they have the facility arranged, tickets, etc. So, look for Randy/N0TG, Ron/AA4VK and Jeff/N1SNB to sign PJ7/homecall next year. Activity will probably be on all bands and modes. QSL "all" callsigns via N0TG.
PT7, BRAZIL (Contest/Lighthouse Op)
Members of the GPDX-CE (Portuguese DX Group Ceará) will be active as PT7ZT/p from the Paracurú Lighthouse (BRA-276, DFB and DFCE EC-09) in the Municipality of PARACURU between June 8-10th. The Lighthouse of Paracuru is about 115km from the capital Fortaleza. The team plans to participate in the Portugal Day Contest (June 9-10th). They will use a FT 890AT with a GP20 Vertical Dipole and Window Tagra antenna. QSL via the home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated May 27th and June 3rd) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4L1MA via ON4RU EH8DDC via EA8RKL PP5/AI6V via AI6V 5R8FL via G3SWH EM2012I via US3IZ PR5B via 6K5YPD 6Y/UT5UDX via RA4LW EO2012UEFA via UR7UC PT7/PY7XC via PY7XC 7U50ND via 7X2DD EW1150P via EW6DX PW0F via OH2BH 8P9BF via DF5WA GB50RSARS via G0SWY PW7T via PT7WA 8S0HRA via SK0QO GB60VUL via M0JEC R44GGGR via UA6MM A61AS via YO3FRI HB0/DF5AU via DF5AU R200BP via RV3AGB A61LL via EA5ZD HB0/DJ2IA via DJ2IA RA/IK5MIC/P via IK5MIC A73A via EA7FTR HB9/EA1IIW via EA1IIW RI1FJA via RX3MM AL4H via DJ4MZ HB9/IW2NRI via IW2NRI SJ2W via SM2LIY AU50GOA via VU2SMS HF3T via SP3FYX SN2012ATE via SP9ATE AY5F via LU5FC HF6LOS via SQ9CWO SN2012RKK via SP2RKK BW/JL3TOG via JL3TOG HF2012EURO via SP9KTL SN2012WA via SP5PBE C4EU via 5B4AHO HG56OD via HA3OD SO9Q via SP9QMP CN8YZ via 6K5YPD HK/LU8EOT via LU8EOT SV3/SQ8CMB via SV-Bureau CP4BT via EA5KB HL2ZBD/3 via JK3IJQ SV5/OK1AMM via OK1AMM CQ3B via CT3EE HP1/IQ6CC via IZ4SUC SV5/OK2BC via OK2BC CR1X via OH2BH II0CC/IT9 via IZ4SUC SV5/OK2BOB via OK2BOB CR2AA via CU3AA II0FTC via IQ0FB SV8/LZ1GC via LZ1GC CS7/PD0HNL via NL13565 II2POPE via IW2HAJ SV9/DJ9XB via DJ9XB CT7/CT3FN via HB9CRV IQ9SR via IT9ULI SV9/DL7VOA via DL7VOA CT9/DJ4UF via DJ4UF IR1CCL via IK1APO SV9/SQ9UM via SQ9UM CT9/ON3RM via ON3RM IT9/DL7ULM via DL7ULM TA7/R3GM via RA1QQ CU1CB via EA5KB IU4T via IK4MTF TC7C via RA1QQ DA0COTA via DF2DD JX9JKA via LA9JKA TK4A via LoTW only DB50EFA via DL8DWL K1A via KK1KW TM5FI via F5XX EA/OK5MAD/P via OK5MAD KP2M via AI4U UE40MD via UA4LU EA6/F6ECS via F6ECS L53GO via LU4GO UN9GD via DL8KAC ED7IVN via EA7IVN LG5LG via LA4EKA UP0L via DL8KAC EE8X via W2GR LO2F via AC7DX UP2L via UA9AB EF2A via EA2AYD LX8RTTY via LX1DA UP4L via UN7LZ EF5Y via EA5GTQ (L) M/HA0ANA via HA0ANA UP6P via UN7PBY EF8M via UA3DX M3I via G0ORH UV5U via UX1UA EF8R via EA8CAC (L) MQ0UTD via M0UTD (L) V26E via AB2E EG0FAS via EB1BSV MX0IRN via G4IRN VK4NM via M0OXO EG5FPA via EB5GC OG0Z via W0MM VK9PN via VK2PN EG5SUB via EA5HEW OK/DH7WW/P via DH7WW XF3LH via PT2OP EG5TCS via EA5IBW OK/DL5YL via DL5YL XR0ZA via JA8BMK EG5TSL via EA5HRE OK/SP9RTZ via SP9RTZ XV1X via OK1DOT EG7CC via EA7NL OM7M via OM3PA YL/ES2TT via ES2TT EG7FAS via EA4FAS ON1794ARJ via ON6NR YL2012USCARS via ES2TT EG7IUK via EA7IUK OZ/DL5CX via DL5CX YP22CER via YO7GWA EG8GCA via EA8TH P3F via 5B4AHJ YU/LA6FJA via KM3X EG8GOM via EA8TH P4/OK5MM via OK2JS ZL2LI via ZL2BRS EG8GRA via EA8TH P33W via UA3DX ZP7/JE1LGY via JE1LGY EG8TFE via EA8TH PA73N via PA4N ZQ2FX via G3RFX EH7DFA via EA7DA PJ4/LY9Y via LY9Y (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTWPR2I QSL UPDATE. Fred, IK7JWX, QSL manager for PR2I (IOTA SA-024 and SA-071), apologizes for the long delay in responding to the many QSLs received via direct. The the fault was not his, but to a failure of the printing machine. All QSLs will be in the mail as of Monday, June 4th. VP9PN LOG. The log for the VK9PN operation is now available online at:
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 1A4A, 3XY1D, 4J5A, 4KR60A, 7Q7PRO, A35YZ, AT2DW, C21HA, E51M, E7DX, GR100MGY, HK0NA, OH1VR/VP9, T6BP, TT8ES, UK9AA, VK5KGP, VK9N/ZL1RS, VK9XS, VK0TH and ZK2C
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 9J3A, A22/JA4ATV, CU2KG, CX/N3BNA, DL5YYM, E73M, E73XL, E79D, ED9M, HH2/OE7NHT, OH3JF, OH0R, OJ0B, OM2011IIF, PJ4I, PY1MM, S9DX, S92SS, V21ZG, V5/DL2SL, VP5DX, YL6W, ZL7/W1SY, ZD8O and ZL8DX
R1150, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event)
Look for club station RK3VWA to operate with the special callsign R1150V between now and August 31st. Activity is to celebrate the 1150th anniversary of the birth of the Russian statehood. Additional information about days of activities and other events will be published on the Web site:
It has been reported that Bill Wells, VK4UA, become a Silent Key (SK) on May 30th, having turned 89 earlier in May 2012. He came from Victoria and his interest in radio began as a 14 year old when he built his first radio receiver. Bill served in the RAAF from 1942-46 and was licensed for 65 years. OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of VK4UA.
TK, CORSICA (EU-014)
Alex, IW5ELA, will be active as TK/IW5ELA from Calvi between June 6-9th. Activity will be on 40/20/15/12 meters and mainly on CW. He will use a FT857 w/100w into a vertical antenna. QSL via his home callsign.
V8, BRUNEI (Update)
Members of the Gemilang Amamteur Radio Club (GEMILANG Radio) and the Mediterraneo DX Club will team-up and sponsor/plan another DXpedition, this time to Brunei (OC-088). The multi-national team (90% of the team operated during the 9N7MD DXpedition) will be active as V84SMD between November 13-22nd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. They plan to have 15 to 18 operators with 4 to 5 stations on the air 24 hours.
Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826.5, 3505, 7005, 10105, 14025, 18075, 21025, 24895 and 28025 kHz
SSB - 1840, 3799, 7080, 14200, 18145, 21295, 24950 and 28470 kHz
RTTY - 3600, 7040, 10140, 14085, 18100, 21080, 24930 and 28085 khz
Their equipment will be three Icom 7000s, Icom 7200 and a Elecraft K2. Antennas will be 2 Spiderbeam (5 bands), 80m vertical full size, inverted L for 160m, vertical for 40m, vertical dipole for 30m and beverages for receiving. The current operators mentioned are Norbert/DJ2JC, Heye/DJ9RR, Henri/F1HRE, Michel/F5EOT, Jean-Luc/F6BIV, Gabriele/I2VGW (Team Co-leader), Francesco/I2DMI, Bob/I2WIJ, Pino/I8YGZ (Techical Supervisor), Fabio/IK2LTR, Marco/IZ2GNQ, Dario/IT9ZZO (Physician), Fabrizio/IZ2KXC, Ant/IZ8CCW (Team leader), Eric/ON7RN, UZ2HKC, Lan/V85AVE, Nizam/V85AX, Ayub/V85TX (Logistic Supervisor) and Adhi/YB3MM. Pilot stations are Pino/IZ8BGY (AS/EU/OC) and Don/N1DG (NA/SA). QSL via IK2VUC, direct, by the Bureau or the OQRS. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW 4-5 months after the activity. The V84SMD Web page is now online at:
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