segunda-feira, 10 de setembro de 2012

OPDX Bulletin 1078 September 10, 2012
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1078
BID: $OPDX.1078
September 10, 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, NJ1Q & W1AW, W2VU, AA3B, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4GN, N4JF, WA4DAN, W5JE, KH6BZF, N7CQQ, K8GI, K8YSE, KQ8Z, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HK3CW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OH2BH, OH2YY, ON5NT, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SM3CVM, 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, 2nd-September, through Sunday, 9th-September there were 218 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KH8/s, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T30, T32, T5, T7, 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, VK9N, VP2E, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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).
3D2, FIJI
Orlando, PT2OP, will be active as 3D2OP from Viti Levu between October 7-14th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct (preferred) or by the Bureau.
3D2, FIJI
Cicero, PY7ZY, a member of the T30PY/T30SIX DXpedition, will be active as 3D2ZY from Viti Levu, Fiji (OC-016), between October 11-15th, prior to his participation in the Tarawa Island, Western Kiribati, DXpedition. Activity will be on the HF bands (specific bands were not mentioned). QSL via his home callsign.
5H, TANZANIA
Arne, OH2NNE, will be active as 5H2DK from Moshi (KI86qq) between October 2-17th. Also, there may be sporadic activity using a portable setup from different locations between October 18-27th. This will be a one man operation on SSB only. The setup includes an Icom 706 MKIIG boosted with an SG-500 to emit full 100 watts permitted, A3S tribander (10/15/20) and dipoles for 12/17/40/80 meters bands. The portable setup will include the Icom 706, an AH-4 mobile antenna tuner, a wire antenna taped to a 6m fishing stick.
Prelimanry TX frequencies plan is: 3790, 7090, 14250, 18150, 21250, 24950 and 28450 kHz. The RX will be the same as TX, 5up, 5-10up or 7.145 on 40m band. In order to maximize the possibility for everyone to get into the log, Arne suggest/asks that Europe call 5 up and outside Europe/Scandinavia to call 10 up. Arne states, "We will try our best to serve everybody. Please behave according to the rules in order to maximize QSO rate and minimize the number of failed QSOs. We will try to upload the log, if possible." QSL via his home callsign.
5R, MADAGASCAR
Eric, F6ICX, will once again be active as 5R8IC from Saint Marie Island (AF-090) between November 10th and December 9th. Activity will be holiday style operating CW, RTTY, and PSK63, and using a FT450 with 100 watts into various GPs or Inverted-Ls and a Hexbeam for 20-10 meters. There will be no online log during his activity. QSL via his home callsign (QRZ.com). View pictures of his last trips at:
http://f6kbk.free.fr/5r8ic/5r8ic.htm
5W & KH8, SAMOA AND AMERICAN SAMOA (ZK3 Cancelled!)
John, N7CQQ, sent out the following press release on September 9th [edited]: "Well gang, we have thrown in the towel on getting to Tokelau (ZK3) this time around. The boat is normally scheduled for a two week turn around with about two days to get to and two days to return from Tokelau. This month the boat scheduled to go to Tokelau was tasked to do another cruse and another boat was substituted from New Zealand. The weather has delayed the arrival of the substituted boat from New Zealand, so we still don't know when the boat to Tokelau will depart Apia, Western Samoa. But wait the story gets better!
The return boat trip is 'Scheduled' for departure from Apia, WS, on September 18th. The return date to Apia, WS, after picking us up at Tokelau is September 29th give or take weather and the changing schedule. The scheduled flight returning Ron/N6XT and John/N7CQQ back home is scheduled out of American Samoa on October 1st. So we have given up our attempt to visit Tokelau this trip. We will continue to operate 5W and KH8 when we return to AS about the 19th or 20th of September to see the Swains guys return. We have lots of information to share about visiting Samoa and Tokelau.
73, de John/5W0QQ and Ron/5W0XT see you in the pile up and still having fun in the Pacific."
ADDED NOTES: There has been plenty of SSB activity by John and Ron on 20 meters. John also mentioned to OPDX on Friday, "We just finished installing the SteppIR Big vertical at the Samoa Marina Hotel, they are nice folks. Had some difficulty with power strips, 120v power strips don't work well on a 220 volt system... Got a great internet connection so should be able to stay in touch."
6Y, JAMAICA
Jürgen, DL3JH, is now active as 6Y5/DL3JH from Jamaica (NA-097) until September 22nd. Activity should be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
BY, CHINA
Members of the Dongcheng District Radio Club station (BY1WXD) will be active as BY1WXD/0 for ten days from the Tibet Autonomous Region (near Lhasa, grid square NL59hi) between September 27th and October 7th. This will be the first DXpedition in the Tibet Autonomous Region by Chinese operators.
Operators mentioned are Che/BA7CK, Xu/BA8IK, XiangQian/ BA9TX, Donghui/BD2FW, Gu/BD4TS, Zheng/BD5FFK, Ampear/BD5QDM, Youjun/BD5SO, Li/BD9GQ, Lin/BG0GE, BG3MTK, BG5TOW, Lihua/BG6MA, Nalan/BG9API and Xiaolei/ BG9XE.
This operation is sponsored by WOUXUN Elecs. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters (To Be Finally Determined) using modes CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. They will have two stations on the air using Icom IC-7000's and SpiderBeam (To Be Finally Determined). Also, this activity will take place during the "Worked All Provinces of China" Contest [WAPC] (October 6th, between 0000-2356z). For details on the WAPC, visit:
http://www.mulandxc.org/?page_id=2
CE, CHILE
Robert, SQ1DWR, will be active as CE3/SQ1DWR from Chile between October 10-22nd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW. QSL via his home callsign.
CR3/CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS
The CR3L contest station in Santana on Madeira Island (AF-014) will be busy over the next few months during the upcoming contest season. Look for the following operators to be active possibly as CT9/homecall and CR3L during the upcoming dates and contests:
Sept. 20th-Oct. 4th: Operators Walter/DJ6QT, Goetz/DJ3IW, Kalle/DM3BJ, Stefan/DK1MM, Horst/DK1QH, Dieter/DK4QT, Han-J./ DL1YFF, Boris/E73Y and Marijan/S56A. Activity during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th) as a Multi-Multi entry.
Oct. 21st- Nov. 2nd: Operators Karlfried/DL1EK, Peter/DH4JQ, Marion/ DF4UM, Marco/DJ5KW and Leo/DK8VC. Activity during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-Op entry.
November 20-27th: Operators Arno/DL1CW, Ulf/DL5AXX, Frank/DL8WAA, Ulrich/DJ2YA, Falk/DK7YY, Gennady/UA9MA, Mikhail/ UA9PM and Ruslan/UA9ONJ. Activity during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry.
QSL CR3L via DJ6QT. Activity by operators, QSL via their home callsign. Visit the CR3L Santana, Madeira Island, Web page at:
http://www.cq3l.de
CQ NEWS
Richard, W2VU, sent the following press release on September 4th:
"CQ News: Bob Cox, K3EST, Retires as CQWW Contest Director - Bob Cox, K3EST, has retired as Director of the CQ World Wide DX Contest and as CQ's Director of Contesting, it was announced today by CQ Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA. Cox has been at the helm of the CQWW for 35 years, guiding the contest through massive changes in technology - both on and off the air - and CQWW's growth to become the world's most popular amateur radio contest. Cox first took the reins of the CQWW in January, 1977, along with Larry Brockman, WA6EPQ (now N6AR), who worked with Bob until March, 1994. In making his announcement to members of the CQ World Wide Contest Committee, Bob said, '35 years encompasses almost the entire history of modern contesting. All the way from paper logs to today's need for instant answers. During that time a framework was created that made the CQWW the innovator of almost everything used in contesting today including log checking.' He added, 'With that in mind…I am tired and wish to move on with other interests.'
Ross said the association had been long and fruitful, telling Cox 'it has been an honor to have worked with you for these many decades. Your contributions to the art and sport of amateur radio contesting have been enormous.'p Cox's retirement is effective immediately. A successor has not yet been named."
CU1-CU9, AZORES (Press Release - Dated September 4th)[edited])
Martti, Laine, OH2BH, sent out the following: DXERS TAKING A NEW COURSE IN AZORES, SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2012
NEW WEBSITE GOES LIVE
http://azores-islands-hunt.com
It is often said that DXers only work DX. More recently, we have seen a healthy shift toward assisting the society they visit by helping locals become stronger in Amateur Radio. Something totally new is now happening in the CU-land ­ the Azores.
In recent years, the Azores Islands have balanced their agriculture and livestock sectors through increased awareness of their great location and unique landscape facilitated by the development of the local infra- structure to receive more visitors from industrialized countries. Signif- icant progress has been made in expanding tourist facilities, convention hotels and holiday resorts. The Azores is now capable of accommodating 10,500 visitors per day. Additionally, the Azorean airline (SATA) is set to serve many European destinations in addition to the US and Canada.
Radio amateurs are now stepping forward to help the Azoreans increase the awareness of all of their nine islands, all within reach of SATA airline service. Forming nine country teams with the locals, a total of twenty DXers will fly in from SATA destinations to be on the air from the nine islands as part of the 'Azores Nine Islands Hunt' - a unique concept to bring everyone on board globally to share what the Azores can offer. Those participating are:
United States: K2DO (YL), KI1U, KE3Q, N2GA
Canada: VE3DZ, VE3FWA
Germany: DJ9ZB, DF9TF
United Kingdom: G3TXF, G7VJR
Finland: OH2BH, OH8NC, OH9MDV
Norway: LB3HC
Belgium: ON7LX (YL), ON7TK, ON5NT
Denmark: OZ7AM, OZ1IKY
Together with local hams from each island: CU1AAD, CU2BV, CU2CE, CU2DX, CU3CS, CU4AB, CU5AM, CU6AB, CU7CA, CU8AAE and CU9AC
The Amateur Radio group is also set to streamline emergency communic- ations procedures throughout the archipelago. Together with the local amateur population and administrators, they will be using this activity to test the island-to-island amateur radio network. The ARRL is sending their best resources, lending their expertise in this field.
The project website was launched today at
http://azores-islands-hunt.com
for your review while you can also study the Azores at:
http://www.visitazores.com/en
CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Update)
The following was a press release dated September 5th [edited]:
"Planning continues for the October 8-17th DX- pedition to Sable Island (CY0). Half of our gear is in storage at the Maritime Air Charter facility in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We are in the process of shipping the remaining gear. We have booked our flights to Halifax. All remains on schedule for the CY0 operation to begin around 2300z on October 8th. As always, weather and flying conditions will dictate the actual schedule. The aircraft has to land on the beach as there is no "runway" on the island. This operation will be highly focused on 10,12 and 15 meters where the most demand for CY0 exists. We continue to discuss antenna options due to the restrictive environment we will be operating under.
Ron and Murray will begin loading the Britten-Norman aircraft late in the afternoon on October 7th. All gear must be weighed as we have a 1400 pound weight limitation, including our body weights. We will then watch the weather very closely. On Monday morning, October 8th, Maritime Air and the OIC on Sable have scheduled a 1200z call to determine if a flight is GO/NO GO. More updates to follow.... WA4DAN/CY0 and AA4VK/CY0"
For more details and updates, visit: http://www.cy0dxpedition.com
EA8, CANARY ISLANDS
Mike, DL3FCG, will once again be active as EA8/DL3FCG from La Orotava, Tenerife Island (AF-004, S-012 for the Spanish Islands Award, WLOTA LH-1276) between October 15-28th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He also plans to be in the WAG Contest (October 20-12th) and the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th). QSL via DL3FCG, direct or by the Bureau (preferred). All QSOs will also be confirmed via LoTW and eQSL. Visit his Blog Page for more details at:
http://dl3fcg.blogspot.de
GJ0, JERSEY
Jim, G0UPG, will be active as GJ0UPG from Jersey between September 9-15th. Activity will be on the HF bands, mainly SSB, probably using a FT-857D, an LDG 200 Pro II tuner - both powered by 12V 8AH battery, into a vertical antenna made from a telescopic fishing pole. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Also LoTW or eQSL.
HS, THAILAND (Yaesu Presents Radios to HS0AC in Thailand))
Press release from Dennis Motschenbacher, K7BV, received on September 3rd:
"I depart Thailand early Tuesday morning after a number of days of DX pileups along side some of the most enthusiastic and friendly hams in the world! I will never forget my time here to present two Yaesu FT 2000D radios (thanks to Yaesu President Mr. Jun Hasegawa) to the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand headquarters station HS0AC that lost their radios during the terrible floods last year.
http://www.qsl.net/rast/
http://www.hs5ac.net/smf1112/smf/index.php?topic=749.0
I was delighted to find Thailand extremely "radio active" with over 300,000 hams; most on VHF. However, after seven years of waiting, the Thai hams are once again able to test for a license that gives them the HF bands. Over 40 have already passed the exam this year and at least one more test is schedule in 2012. I understand that upgrade testing will likely now occur three times a year meaning 100s of new HF operators are about to appear on the HF bands.
All this is great news for hams around the world!
73 Dennis Motschenbacher K7BV HS0ZKS
Executive Vice President Amateur Radio Sales" IOTA NEWS
AS-095. Operators Victor/RU0ZM, Valery/UA0ZC, Valdimir/RA0ZJ and Alex/UA0ZAM will be active as homecall/p from Starichkov Island between September 8-14th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via their homecallsigns.
EU-069. Members of the "Invoker Team" will be active as EG5INT from Columbretes Island between September 20-24th. Operators mentioned are George/EA2TA, Christian/EA3NT, Ramon/EA3OR and Raul/EA5KA. QSL via EA5KA.
EU-088. Bernd, DL8AAV, will be active as OZ0AV from Laeso Island (DIA NK-003, WLOTA 2820) between September 10-22nd. Activity will be on the HF bands, propagation permitting. QSL via DL8AAV, by the Bureau or direct.
EU-172. Mike, DG5LAC, will be active as OZ/DG5LAC from Langeland Island (DIA FY-019, WLOTA 0590) between September 29th and October 5th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
OC-110. Rod, YJ8RN, is currently visiting Loh Island in the Torres Island IOTA Group (in Vanuatu) and is active as YJ8RN/p. The length of stay unknown. Activity has been mainly 20 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign: Rod Newell, Box 905, Port Vila, Vanuatu.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (September 10-16th)
 Sep/10th  AN      Sep/13th  AN      Sep/15th  HN
 Sep/11th  AN      Sep/14th  AN      Sep/16th  HN
 Sep/12th  AN

   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       100-400
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (Update)
Yuriy, N2TTA, announced this past week that he will also be active as KP2MM during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW. For more details, see:
http://www.n2tta.info
N1, UNITED STATED (Special Event)
Members of the Symbol Technologies ARC will be honoring the lives lost during the horrific events of September 11th, 2001, with activating special event station N1Y between 1400z Monday, September 10th, and 1400z Tuesday, September 11th. Suggested frequencies are: 3911, 7240, 14070 and 50135 kHz, as well as D-Star REF10C. QSL direct to W2SBL: STARC, One Motorola Plaza, B-13, Holtsville, NY 11742 (with a #10 SASE).
PLEASE NOTE: There will be a reading of one name of the fallen with every QSO.
NEW OFFICERS FOR 2012-2014
Members of the Colombian Radio Amateur Association (LCRA - Liga Colombiana de Radioafionados , elected the following new Board of Directors as of September 1st, for the 2012-2014 term. They are:
President - Roberto "Rob" Rey, HK3CW (cwdude@gmail.com)
V. President - Francisco "Siso" Hennessey, HK3W (hk3w.info@gmail.com)
(Vocal) is - Francisco Pineda, HK3IXI
Aquilino Torres, HK3Z
Dalia Preziosi, HK3JI Controller (Attorney) - Alvaro Góme
z, HK5LNJ
NH8, SWAINS ISLANDS
The international team of 19 operators are now active as NH8S from Swains Island until September 18th. San, K5YY, 60m pilot station for NH8S, reported earlier in the week that "Joe, W8GEX, will try to get on 60m after NH8S has been on a few days and things 'settle down' ... Do not expect him on before Sept. 9th or 10th.....
As announcements have said, he will look for Europe at about 0400z and North America from about 0900-1100z during USA sunrises." Remember, the NH8S team will also be running seven stations from 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They plan to upload logs to ClubLog daily and can be found at:
https://secure.clublog.org/charts/?c=NH8S#r
Before going to print, as of 0116z September 9th, the NH8S team has made a total of 27899 QSOs with 9707 Unique callsigns (13245/SSB, 2134/CW and 1/RTTY). Breakdown by Continent: 104/AF, 0/AN, 10333/AS, 5254/EU, 11060/NA, 874/OC and 274/SA. The NH8S team recommends to QSL via OQRS by ClubLog for both direct or Bureau QSLs. PLEASE NOTE: They will activate the OQRS system after the DXpeditions ends -- on or about Saturday, 22-September-2012. Complete instructions will be provided on the NH8S QSL page. Direct QSLs can be mailed to: Swains Island DXpedition, P.O. Box 5005, Lake Wylie, SC 29710, USA. Bureau QSLs go to AA4NN (but use the OQRS - it is faster). QSL via LoTW (Logs will be posted 6 months after the conclusion of the DXpedition). There will not be any QSLs via eQSL. More details on the NH8S operation, see the Web site at:
http://nh8s.org
QSL INFO AND NEWS
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated Setember 9th)
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  3Z2X via SP2YWL          EA6/IZ4WNA via IZ4WNA      LZ1737SSS via LZ1KCP
  3Z73HOWS via SP9PDG      EA6/IZ4WNP via IZ4WNP      OK/PA2A via PA2A
  3Z707K via SP5ZRW        EE8YG via EA8YG            OZ/DL9DAN via DL9DAN
  5W0XT via N6XT           EF8R via EA8CAC (L)        PJ4R via DL1THM (9/2012
  8Q7OE via OE4JHW         EG1FIM via EA1URV            only, direct)
  9A204MX via DJ2MX        EG1SDC-EG9SDC via EA1AUM   SG0U via SM3CXS
  A61R via EA7FTR          EM125QN via UT3QN          SV2/LZ2HM via LZ2HM
  AY8A via LU8ADX          EO5UFF via US5UFF          SZ2SISO via SV2GWY
  CR3L via DJ6QT           FK8DD via LZ1JZ            SZ3P via SV3DCX
  CT9/DG3FAW via DG3FAW    HK3TK via F5CWU            T88ME via 7N1RTO
  CT9/DJ1JM via DJ1JM      I6/SQ6Y via SQ6Y           TM1MAD via F5KLJ
  CT9/DJ6KS via DJ6KS      IR7RAI via IQ7DV           TM34CDXC via F5CWU
  CT9/DJ8OG via DJ8OG      J40TSL via SZ2TSL          VU3DJQ via EA7FTR
  DJ0ML/HI7 via DJ0ML      JT5DX via JT1CO            ZG2FX via G3RFX
             (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
QSL CHORES CHANGING. Ivan, LZ1PJ, reports, "The following callsigns that I managed will be managed in future by Boyan, LZ1BJ: LZ75A, LZ02JP, and LZ02/03/04/05/06/07/08/2009KM. I have already transferred the logs and blank QSLs to Boyan. Those, who have sent QSL requests to me and haven't received reply yet, don't have to resubmit. All backlog requests, and possible future requests that could eventually come to me, will be forwarded to Boyan too. For inquiries, he can be contacted via E-mail lz1bj@yahoo.com." QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3DA0PW, 4X1WQ, 7O6T, BU2AW, CP6XE, CT3AS, CT3DZ, D64K, DJ5AV, DK5WL, DL2OE, DL6UCK, EA7AJR, EA7EU, EI3KG, EI7BA, F5BZB, F8GGD, FY8PE, GO2HQ, GO3TXF, HB9BIN, HP1/IZ6BRN, JA0FSB, JH1DGQ, K9JWI, KL7/K8GU, LY1G, LY2IG, LY3BG, OD5ZZ, OV2B, OZ8BZ, PE1NCP, PE2LZ, PR7AR, PY1GQ, PY2YW, R0QA, RA1OD, RA3BL, RU3EJ, S50R, SE0X, SM5CBM, SM5J, SP1RKT, SP3FHV, SP7HOV, SP8HXN, SQ8OAU, TO5U, UA0IT, UA6JDQ, US0MS, UT7ZZ, UW2XW, UW2ZM, UX5IO, UX7LL, UY5AR, VK3FM, VK7CW, WA2YUN/KH9, YB0NFL, YI9LZ and YL2GP
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4K9W, 4L0CR, 4Z5ML, 5Z4/JH0CJH, 9M0L, 9M2/JH0CJH, 9M2/R6AF/6, DL/JA5AQC, EU1DX, H44UD, HK0NA, JX9JKA, KH8RRG, OE/JA5AQC, OH/JA5AQC, OK5JM, SM5/JA5AQC, TG9AHM, TY2SI, TY5MR, UN1L, VK8MM, VR2XLN and ZP6/IK1PMR
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!
SI9, SWEDEN (Special Event)
Special event station SI9AM from the King Chulalongkorn Memorial in Ragunda, Sweden, the largest Thai Pavilion in the world outside Thailand, will be active between September 15-16th. Operators will be Lars/SM3EAE, Joe/SM3FJF and Göran/SM5SIC. They plan to be an entry in the Scandinavian Activity Contest [CW] (September 15-16th). Outside of the contest, activity will be on 160-10 meters. Suggested frequencies are:
 CW - 1817, 3517, 7017, 10117, 14017, 18077, 21017, 24897 and 28017 kHz
  SSB - 1840, 3760, 7060, 14210, 18160, 21310, 24960 and 28510 kHz
  FM - 145.550 MHz and repeater RV49 - 145.612 MHz
QSL via SM3CVM, direct or by the Bureau. For more information, visit the SI9AM Web page at:
http://www.si9am.se
V2, ANTIGUA
Bud, AA3B, will be active as V26K from Antigua (NA-100) between November 22-26th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Outside of the contest, activity will be all CW on the HF bands only. QSL via AA3B.
VK9X, CHRISTMAS ISLANDS (Update)
Pekka, OH2YY, informs OPDX that his good friend Pekka Ketonen, OH1TV, will be joining him at Christmas Island. The VK9XM callsign will be used and there will be two stations. They will have two yagis to cover the bands 20-10 meters and a dipole for 40 meters. They will operate on SSB and CW. Dates and QSL info will remain unchanged. The schedule for the operation is from Oct. 6th (ca. 12Z) to Oct. 12th (ca. 24Z). QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the SRAL QSL Bureau. Direct QSLs go to: Pekka Ahlqvist OH2YY, Vapaalanpolku 8B, 01650 Vantaa, Finland.
VP2V, BRITISH VIGRIN ISLANDS (Update)
Steve, AA7V, will once again be active as VP2V/homecall from Virgin Gorda (Tortola) between September 26th and October 1st. Activity will include the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-band/High-Power entry. He mentioned in July to OPDX that he will probably not take a keyer/paddles and possibly a microphone. Steve states, "I will lug my Ameritron amp down there and (hopefully) run 400w. I have a G5RV and an 80/40 trap dipole which will both hang off the porch of one of those cliffside villas. If any time, I will try 17 meter RTTY. Thank goodness no 160 in this contest." QSL via AA7V direct or LoTW. NO BUREAU QSLS. For more details on Steve's activities in the coming months, see OPDX.1072.
XV29, VIETNAM
Yasu, JL7XBN, will be active as XV29FM from Vung Tau between October 19-22nd. Activity will be on 20/15/10 meters using the modes FM, SSB, PSK, RTTY and JT65A. More details and QSL info is forthcoming.
Z8, SOUTH SUDAN
The "DX-World.Net" Web page is reporting:
"Jim, K7QI, is the first operator to be issued with the new Z8 prefix for an upcoming stay in South Sudan. Within the next few weeks he plans to be active from Juba as Z8AAA. QSL via K7GSE who will update this news in the coming days." LAST MINUTE UPDATE FROM "DX-World.Net" Web page: "Jim, Z8AAA, will be home on September 25th for couple of weeks before heading back to Southern Sudan with a new Yaesu FT 2000D and a Hex beam. He hopes to be on the air sometime in October or November and thanks all for emails and best of luck messages. Will keep all informed of any more news.."
ZL, NEW ZEALAND
Members of the Quake Contesters Group will be active as ZL3X during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th) as a Multi-Single Low-Power entry. QSL via ZL3PAH or LoTW. Operators mentioned are Mark/ ZL3AB, Don/ZL3DMC, Andrew/ZL3DW, Geoff/ZL3GA, Graeme/ZL3GK and Phil/ZL3PAH.
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