DX Bulletin No. 1070
July 16, 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, NC1L, NJ1Q & W1AW, N2OO, WA2HMM, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, WA4PGN, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, NE8Z, W8BBQ, W8GEX & 60m News, K9QV, W9ILY, 4J5T, 9A6AA, 9K2HN, 9M6XRO, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX- World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ1JLF, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, RV3YR, Sixitalia Weekly, V84SMD team, 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, 8th-July, through Sunday, 15th-July there were 216 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3C, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J5, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, 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, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
There were 37 CQ Zones available during the past week. CQ Zones that were not active are: 2,3,4
There were 51 ITU Zones available during the past week. ITU Zones that were not active are: 3,4,7,8,13,15,21,22,23,24,25,26,31, 34,35,43,58,59,68,69,70,71,72,74,90
* 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).
3D2, CONWAY REEF (Update)
Members of the World-Wide DX Group will be active as 3D2C from Conway Reef between September 24th and October 5th. Their primary objective is to provide as many DXers as possible with a "new one" with this rare DXCC entity and, as a secondary objective, to give as many band-slots as possible. They would like to focus on European contacts which is the most difficult area to work especially during those periods when propagation is possible, so they ask that JA and North America to stand-buy during those periods. Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV and PSK31. See OPDX.1045 for suggested frequencies. Currently, the Multi-national team consists of 15 operators: Hrane/YT1AD (Leader), Alex/UA4HOX (Co-Leader), Paul/N6PSE (PR & Co-Leader), Dave/AH6HY, David/WD5COV, Vasily/RW4NW, Alan/K6SRZ (Team Physician), Alan/AD6E, Sergej/RZ3FW, Craig/K9CT, Stanislav/LZ1CG, George/N6NKT, Alexander/RW3RN, Peter/PY5CC and Mike/K6MKF. QSL Manager is YT1AD. There will be an OQRS available for direct and Bureau QSL cards. They expect to upload their logs to ClubLog on a daily basis. PLEASE NOTE: They are seeking support from Foundations, Clubs and individuals for this DXpedition. Details are available at:
Operators José/CT1EHX, Tó-Zé/CT1GFK, Gonçalo (AL)/CT1GPQ, Miguel (Mike)/CT1IUA, Anderson/CT2IUK, Lili/CT2KAL and Pedro/CR7ABW, will be active as CQ73I (Charlie Quebec Seven Three India) between July 16-22th. Activity is to commemorate the 31st International Motorbike Faro. Look for operations on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via CT1EHX.
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
9X0PY Rwanda; Operation for: December 24, 2011 through January 7, 2012
S21YD Bangladesh; Operations for: 1994, 1995, 1998, and 1999
If you've had any of these operations rejected please send an E-mail to email@example.com to be put on the list for an update. (When responding please include the Reference number on your credit slip to help expedite retrieval. (This number can be found in the upper right hand portion)).
PLEASE Note. Bill states,"Due to heavy E-mail, I may not be able to reply all messages. Please see your LoTW account to confirm the update or, check your numbers on the daily listing at:
With more and more DXpeditions putting their videos on YouTube and other Web services, we decided to list them (possibly) each week. For this week's listings:
2011 - MU/PA9M Guernsey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5qNOwB7xZg 2011 - 4W6A Atauro Island (Timor Leste) DXpedition:If you have a DXpedition 'video' available on the Web and would like to have it listed in the OPDX, PLEASE send the URL to use and we will publish it. HC, ECUADOR
2009 - K5N Dxpediiton to Rare Grid EL58:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLgdlAZXPfc (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZAt6RrQEjc (Part 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52v2qgzH9Nw (Part 3)
Dr. Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD, will once again be active from here between July 21-31st. He plans to activate the following areas with the following callsigns:
HC1MD - Cumbaya (CW + RTTY) HC1MD/HC3 - Loja (CW) HC1MD/HC1 - Mt. Cayambe (CW) HC1MD/HC5 - Cuenca (CW)Activity will be on 40-10 meters operating CW, SSB and RTTY, using a TS-50s/AT-50 with a Carolina Windom (40-10m) antenna from Cumbaya. From all other areas he will operate portable using a OutBacker (40- 10m) antenna. QSL via K8LJG. View the HC/Ecuador and HC8/Galapagos DX-Diplomas at:
AS-137. Members of the Shanghai DX Club will be active as BY4DX/5 from Shengsi Island between July 27-29th. Activity will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Operators mentioned are Xuhui/BD4CQ, Zhang/BD4DYH, Ming/BD4FM, Tony/ BG4GMA, Siqing/BG4HRM, Colin/BH4ACQ and Feng/ON6WFO. QSL via BD4HF, by the Bureau or direct.
AS-147. Taka, JA8COE, will once again be active as homecall/8 from Yagishiri Island (WFF JAFF-034 WLOTA 2512) between July 27-29th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
AS-190. (New IOTA) A team of Saudi operators will activate Al-Dhahrah Island as 7Z7AB possibly between October 1-15th. Operators mentioned are Abdul/7Z1CQ, Suli/7Z1SJ, Abdullah/HZ1AR, Bader/ HZ1BF, Abdullah/HZ1BW, Abdul/HZ1DG, Firas/HZ1FS, Hani/HZ1HN, Mohamad/HZ1MD and Nhaw/HZ1TL. More details and a Web page will be forthcoming. See their logo on (QRZ.com).
EU-034. Operators Andres/ES1AN, Harald/ES1LS, Arvo/ES1QV, Toivo/ES2DJ, Juri/ES2EZ, Toivo/ES2RR and Mati/ES2QN will be active as ES0U from Saaremaa Island, Estonia, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via ES2DJ or by the Bureau.
EU-045. Alessio, IZ0UIM, will be once again active as IB0/IZ0IUM from Ventotene Island (IIA LT-011) between July 18-22nd. He will also possibly be active from Santo Stefano Island (also EU-045, IIA LT-010) during his time there. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB only using a FT-1000 w/100 watts into a multi-band dipole. QSL via direct, LoTW or eQSL. Alessio will also upload his log to ClubLog during his DXpedition.
EU-066. Victor, UA1OEJ, will be active as UA1OEJ/P from Solovetsky Islands between July 22-31th. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-083. Look for 19 members of the ARI La Spezia, lead by Jul/I1SAF, to be active as IP1T from Isola del Tino (IFF IFF-218, IIA SP-002, MIA MI-114, ITA ITA-058, WLOTA 0645) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/1-Stn/Low-Power entry. Opertaors mentioned are I1SAF, I1ANP, I1HBY, IZ1CLA, IZ1BZV, IZ1JOE, IZ1MHY, IZ1MHX, IW1PDP, IZ1NES, IZ1OSS, IZ1ELP, IK8XVA, IZ1JUP, IZ1REW, IZ1RWC, IZ1MHL, IZ1TRG, IZ1MHQ and IZ5JLF (ex- IZ1JLF). Activity will be on 80-10 meters using low power, with antennas: Windom (80-10m) and a vertical 1/4 wave on 40 meters. QSL via IZ5JLF, direct or by the Bureau (preferred).
EU-093. Spanish operators from the Asociación Cultural Radioaficionados Costa Blanca, URE Dos Hermanas and Adriatic DX Team will be active as ED5K from Tabarca Island (ARLHS SPA-136, DIE E-006) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Outside the contest operators will use ED5RKB. Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 with three stations on the air. During the contest operators will be on the air on the non-contest bands. Operators menitoned are Juanjo/EA1EN, Israel/EA1HVY, Juan Carlos/EA2RC, Antonio/EA2VE, Tony/EA5CRC, Fernando/EA5FX, Juan/EA5FHK, Tony/EA5HJO, Eugene/EA5HPX/UT2XD, Ivan/EA5IDH, Javi/EA5KM, Paco/EA7HHV, Antonio/EA7IQM, Luis- Enrique/EB5ESV, Mario/EB5BXK, Manolo/EB7ABJ, Alfonso/EC7AKV, Antonio/EC7JA, and for Logistics Josemi/EA5EEO. QSL via EA5RKB, direct or by the Bureau. Vist their Web page at:
EU-144. Members of the Italian Sezione ARI of Cosenza will be active as ID8/IQ8CS from Dino Island (IIA CS-002) during the upcoming RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned are Franco/IK8FKP, Francesco/IZ8EQF, Massimo/IZ8JBO, Costantino/IZ8EPX, Antonio/IK8UHA, Marco/IW8RMN, Antonio/ IW8PPZ, Emilio/I8SUE, Massimiliano/IZ8EPY, Pietro/IZ8FWN, Antonio/IW8ROL, Peppe/IZ8EBI, Renato/IZ8JCV, Pasquale/ IZ8IYX, Francesco/IZ8JFA, Gianluigi/IZ8EWB and Rocco/IK8ERL. QSL via the Bureau. Visit the club's Web page at:
EU-172. Joergen, OZ0J, will be active as 5Q2T from Fyn Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ 24-Hrs/Mixed-Mode entry. QSL via OZ0J.
EU-179. Members of the Beer Lovers International Radio Club, the Dnepropetrovsk Radio Club and Tavria Radio Club will be active from the Kalanchakskiye Islands between July 24-30th. The group plans to operate on CW, SSB and RTTY, and use the callsign UT7E/p during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL UT7E/p via UT7EZZ, and all others via their home callsigns.
NA-128. Operators Robin/VE2DRO, Claude/VE2ZOS, Rock/VE2TCQ and Jean- Pierre/VA2SG will be active as VE2DRO from Coudres Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/ Mixed-Mode entry. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via VE2DRO (SASE). Look for them on APRS: VE2DRO-7 and VA2SG-7.
OC-130. Bodo, DF8DX, will be active as DU8/DF8DX from Mindanao Island (WLOTA 2803) between July 26th and August 10th. Activity will also include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). If time permits, Bodo will activate other IOTAs in DU after the contest. QSL via DF8DX, direct or by the Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW.
OC-150. Members of the Organisasi Amatir Radio Indonesia (ORARI) will be active as YB9IOTA from Gili Trawangan Island in the Nusa Tenggara Barat Province during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned are Bimbo/ YB3MM, Joppy/YB8XM, Kadek/YB9BU, Tjok/YB9BZ, Adi/YB9GV, Kardi/ YB9KA, Adhianto/YC0OIL, Santika/YC9HIU and Ferdiy/YC9MKF. QSL via YB9BU direct only.
SA-037. POSTPONED! Members of the Grupo DX Caracas, who were expected to activate La Blanquilla Island between July 11-16th, this past week, have announced that their operation was postponed until August (dates to be announced). There was no reason given for postponement.
J6, ST. LUCIA
Bill, K9HZ, will once again be active as J68HZ from his villa at Labrelotte Bay, Castries, St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA L-1336) between August 1-18th. Activity is usually on 80/40/20 meters using CW and SSB. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 3550, 7050 and 14050 kHz
SSB - 3770, 7155 and 14155 kHz
He also suggests to watch 40 or 20 meters between 1600-2400z daily. Bill will also be using his K3 radio and YP3 portable beam for the trip! QSL via his home callsign.
ADDED NOTE: Bill, states, "I just counted up my QSL cards and found I am 5 states short of a WAS. I've probably worked them all but just don't have cards. I'll be looking for the following states for confirmed QSL cards next trip: Alaska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Vermont. If you have contacted me from one of these states previously, please remember to QSL. THANKS!"
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 16-22nd)
Jul/16th AN Jul/19th HN Jul/21st AN Jul/17th HN Jul/20th HN Jul/22nd AN Jul/18th 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 (LH Op)
The Old Barney ARC will be operating from the Barnegat Lighthouse (Old Barney) (ARLHS Lighthouse # USA-039) on August 4th (rain date August 5th) from about 1300-2100z. Other reference numbers are IOTA NA-111 (Long Beach Island, NJ) and USI NJ-001S. Operation will be mostly 20 and 40 meters SSB. QSL via N2OB. NQ2, UNITED STATES
Jaime, WP3A, will once again be active as NQ2A during the IARU HF World Championship (July 14-15th) from Brooksville, FL. He will be active from here until July 22nd. QSL via NP3O direct or by the LoTW.
OFFICERS FOR 2012-2013
On Monday, April 2nd (ed. I know it is a little late... Old age is setting in [the mind] and I'm a busy guy!), the members of Northern Ohio DX Association (NODXA) re-elected and elected (*) the following to serve as officers between May 2012 and April 2013:
President: Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW Vice President: Dwaine Modock, K8ME Secretary (*): Glenn Williams, AF8C Treasurer: Mary Michaelis, N8DMM Newsletter Editor: David Autry, WD8IOUFor more information about NODXA, check out the club's Web site at:
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated July 15th) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5C13EAI via 6K5YPD DL0OB via DL5NBS MC0SOL via M0URX 5Q4B via OZ5EV (d) E717S via E73ESP N0C via W5HP 9A/ON5JE via ON5JE EE3URR via EA3URR OG3077F via OH3JF A71DLH via DL0LH EG5FPN via EA7HBC OH0/F6CTF via F6CTF (d) AO1ABT via EA1ABT F/ON5SY via ON5SY OS8A via ON8VK AO1XT via EA1XT GX4WAB via G4WAB OZ/DH6MM via DH6MM AO5GUQ via EA5GUQ H44UD via UT6UD PY5/AI6V via AI6V AO5HOL via EA5HOL HF15POWODZ via SP9PRR RA/DL6XK via DL6XK AO5KB via EA5KB HF15POW via SP6KEO SP15POW via SP6ZJP AO5XA via EA5XA HF215MD via SQ3MVE SW8Y via HA1YA AO7FTZ via EA7FTZ IH9/IK5BCM via IK5BCM TM70TE via F5KBB AO7HMC via EA7HMC JF3CTR/JD1 via JF3CTR TO5U via K9FY AO7IZJ via EA7IZJ LG5LG via LA4EKA VK100WIQ via (VK-B) AO8ADL via EA8ADL LX/DK5ON via DK5ON XE3/OH2NSW via OH2NSW - CM8AKD via EA7FTR LX/DK5ON via DK5ON (XE-Address) DA0HQ via DL5AXX LZ8SIX via LZ2CC XM3JO via VE3JO (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW9K CALLSIGNS ON CLUGLOG'S OQRS. Hamad, 9K2HN, informs that he has enabled the OQRS service on Clublog.org for the following callsigns he manages: 9K0A, 9K2F (AS-118), 9K2HN/P (AS-118), 9K2USA, 9K47NLD, 9K5HN and 9K9X. He also mentioned, "I will not be adding my own call to the above list because I still enjoy collecting qsl cards." MALPELO UPDATE. QSL Manager Bob, N2OO, reports, "if you worked HK1MW, HK1N, HK1T or HK6F in January 2012, then you really worked MALPELO. These four men were the advance team setting up the gear for the HK0NA DXpedition. During that time, they operated using their home calls without using a portable identifier. These QSOs count for Malpelo! Special photo QSLs have been printed and are now available via N2OO. Go to http://df3cb.com/oqrs/n2oo/ for OQRS (direct and bureau) or www.qsl.net/n2oo/history/qsl-n2oo.htm for direct mail information, etc."
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 1A0C, 4Z5MU, 9A2UZ, 9M2TO, 9M0L, AB1JM, AE5P, BD5WW, CR6K, CT1HFS, DL0CS, E75MC, ED5WW, EI9KC, G3OFA, GI4DOH, GM0OAA, K6RV, KH2L, KM0O, KP4ED, LX1AX, MJ0ASP, N4KG, N4NX, N6NH, RI1ANF, RU6AT, TX1B, UA2FR, UR3IFD, UW2M, UX1VT, UZ0U, VY0/AH6EZ, W2SE, WB4DCM and WS7V
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3C6A, 6O0CW, 9L0W, A52AB, A35YZ, AH8A, C31VM, D44BS, E51EWP, E51M, FO5QB, FY5PO, GW4UDG/P, GW0VSW, KW6GM, LX1NO, LY2PX, RI1ANF, SU9VB, SV2ASP/A, TO3X, VK2KM and WP3DZ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!
P29, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Drew, K9QV, is now currently active as P29VAC from Port Moresby. However, Drew informed OPDX on Friday that he may be in PNG for only a few more days (specific date was given). He also states, "I have been checking into the Southern Cross DX net on 14.238.5 MHz at 1030z when I am able. Operations have mainly been on 20m. Common modes are SSB, CW, JT-65." According to (QRZ.com), he is using a KX3 w/10 watts into a Buddistick vertical. QSL via K9QV, direct or eQSL.
"The Daily DX" reports that Jack/W6NF and his XYL Shelley/ K7MKL will be on holiday in Aruba at the P49Y rental station between August 15-21st, and be active as P40NF and P40S, respectively. Shelley plans to be in the SARTG RTTY Contest. Outside of the contest, both operators will be casually active. Jack will be mostly on 20/15/10 meters CW, and possibly 6 meters if they find an antenna. Listen to operator's instructions for QSL info.
P5, NORTH KOREA (Update)
If you missed the special bulletin (OPDX.1069.1) on Rick, K6VVA, explaining/addressing "some of the assumptions, specu- lations and inaccurate" which is being passed/posted around on various places, go to:
Members of the AFARU (Armed Forces Amateur Radio Union) will be active as R100WWS from any areas of Russia between August 10-18th. Activity is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Military Air Forces of Russia (formed on August 12, 1912). Operations will be on all bands and modes. QSL via RV3YR.
Croatian operators and members of the Croatian unit of the ISAF, Maj/9A7TJ and Vlado/9A3QM, will be active as T6TJ and T6VT, respectively, situated in camp Marmal in Mazar e Sharif City (Balkh province), until the end of September. Emir, 9A6AA, informs OPDX that he helped obtain their licenses through the Chief ISAF Spectrum Manage- ment Bureau of ISAF Headquarters which took several months to obtain and received on July 11th. Activity will be holiday style (but they are not on holiday) with operation mainly on SSB and the Digital modes. Maj, T6TJ, will operate mainly on the Digital mode using a FT2000, and Vlado, T6VT, will operate mainly SSB with a FT-857. They will be using wire antennas. QSL both operators via 9A6AA. For more updated info, pictures and logs see:
Shuji, JA1FMN, will be active as T88FK from Babeldaob Island (OC-009) between July 17-19th. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters using SSB, FM and PSK31. Operations will be mainly on 17 meters and on 15 meters (PSK31 and SSB). If propagation is good, look for operations on 6 meters SSB and 10 meters FM. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct to: Shuji Yamanishi, 72-83-203 Toyoshiki Kashiwa- city, Chiba 277-0863 Japan.
TX0, AUSTRAL ISLANDS (IOTA Op)
Philippe, FO4BM, will be active as TX0HF from the following French Polynesia IOTAs which count for the Austral Islands for DXCC:
OC-152 Tubuai Island; Now through July 21st
OC-050 - Rurutu Island; July 21-23rd
Activity will probably be on 20/15/10/6 meters SSB. QSL via F4FJH.
V8, BRUNEI (Update to OPDX.1064)
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 11-23rd. 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. The group has now activated a survey on band/mode needs on their Web page at:
Operators Seppo/OH1VR and Henri/OH3JR will be active as VK9/homecall from Lord Howe Island (OC-004) between November 17-27th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Also, they will both participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as two Single-Op/Single-Band (bands not provide) entry. QSL via their home callsigns ONLY direct (SAE + IRC or 2 USDs).
Kyle, WA4PGN, informs OPDX that he will be on his honeymoon with his wife Pam on Bermuda (NA-005) between July 13-22nd. He states, "I will operate as time permits during the IARU HF Championships (July 14-15th), CQWW VHF Contest (July 21-22th) and the North American RTTY QSO Party (July 21-22nd). Especially looking for contacts on 6 meters." QSL VP9/WA4PGM direct to his home callsign with SASE or SAE and return postage. QSL VP9I (DX club callsign) to N1HRA. See:
Natig, 4J5T, informs OPDX readers that the members of the "Safari" DX-activators club have activated the following Web page to get you familiar with their expeditions, on-air activities, to learn some special issues linked to opportunity for DXing in Azerbaijan. Please visit and comment on their Web page at:
David, XE3DX, will be a on a family vacation between July 16-20th, but plans to activate some grid squares on SO-50 and AO-27 only. He will be active on most of the day passes, and plans to operate from EK48, EK49, EK69, EL50, EL51, EL61 and EL60, in the Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo States. He will return home between July 30th-August 4th. QSL direct or by LoTW (preferred).
ZL9, CAMPBELL ISLAND (Update)
Members of the Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia announced that they have received a landing permit from the NZ Dept. of Conservation for ZL9HR Campbell Island (OC-037) DXpedition in November. The dates are now offical and the operation will take place between November 28th and December 9th, 2012. The ZL9 Campbell Island (NZ) is Number 15 on the current DXCC most wanted list. The ZL9HR DXpedition team is Tommy/VK2IR (Team Leader), John/VK3YP (Co-Leader), Les/W2LK, Gene/K5GS, Dave/K3EL, Glenn/KE4KY, Jacques/ZL3CW, Pista/HA5AO, Don/VE7DS and John/9M6XRO. The official Web site is at:
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