terça-feira, 29 de janeiro de 2013

OPDX Bulletin 1097 January 28, 2013
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1097
BID: $OPDX.1097
January 28, 2013
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, W2GB, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, K5KV, KH6BZF, N7OU, K8GI, K8YSE, NE8Z/HC1MD, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, ES1CW, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, F8AEJ, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JK1KSB, JQ2GYU, OH2BH, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PY2LCD, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, 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, 20th-January, through Sunday, 27th-January there were 220 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, 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, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/s, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZK3, 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).
5V, TOGO
Jackie, F8AEJ, will be active as 5V7JD from Lome between February 4th and March 15th. Activity will be holiday style (visiting his son), using a FT897D with a "AT-897 Plus Tuner" into a 6 band Conrad windom antenna (used at CN2CDJ; see (QRZ.com)). He informs OPDX that he will do mostly digital modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct or eQSL. Log will be posted on ClubLog.
6V, SENEGAL
Vladimir "Vlad", RK4FF, will once again be active as 6V7S from Le Calao in Ngaparou at least four times during 2013. His schedule is as follows: February 11th-April 3rd, May 13th-May 30th, July 1-16th and October 22nd-November 27th. Activity will probably be on 80/40/20/ 15/10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via RK4FF.
C6, BAHAMAS
Look for operators Tom/N1GN and William/NE1B to be active as C6ANM from Nassau (NA-001, FL15) during the CQ 160 Meter SSB Contest (February 22-24th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW. They will also be active before and after the contest. Also, operators Tom/N1GN, William/ NE1B, Mike/N1IW and Paul/K1VK will be active as C6ANM during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via LoTW and look for operations on all bands and modes before contest.
CQ NEWS (Wayne Mills, N7NG, Named CQ DX Editor)
Richard, W2VU, Editor of CQ Amateur Radio, reported on January 22nd: "Renowned DXer, DXpeditioner and contester Wayne Mills, N7NG, of Jackson, Wyoming, has been named CQ magazine's DX Editor, magazine Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, announced today. Mills - a 1999 inductee into the CQ DX Hall of Fame - succeeds Carl Smith, N4AA, who has stepped down after writing the magazine's DX column for 13 years.
Licensed in 1953 at age 11, Wayne began DXing in 1956 and went on his first DXpedition in 1985. He was part of the ZA1A team that reintroduced amateur radio to Albania in 1991, and the inaugural operation from the newly-independent Republic of Kosovo in 2008. From 2000 to 2007, Wayne was manager of the ARRL's Membership Services Department and worked on developing the Logbook of the World electronic confirmation system. Wayne also set several contesting records over the years, but says he considers himself much more of a DXer than a contester.
'I am looking forward to working closely with Wayne,' said CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, 'and to sharing with our readers his depth of knowledge and first-hand experience with so many aspects of DXing. We at CQ also thank Carl for his many contributions to the magazine and to all of amateur radio over the past 13 years. We wish him all the best in the future.'
'Following in Carl's footsteps will be difficult,' noted Mills, 'but going forward as the new CQ DX column editor, I will attempt to discuss items of current interest such as DXpedition funding, pileup behavior and maybe the many aspects of remote control DXing.'
Mills will begin writing the CQ DX column as of the magazine's April 2013 issue."
ADDED NOTE FROM KB8NW: Your editor has known Carl Smith, N4AA, for many years. Carl has always amazed me with all the hard work he put in for the DX community (writing the "QRZ DX" bulletin, "The DX Magazine" and the DX column for CQ Magazine). Where does he find the time?? I guess he deserves this break. Thanks Carl for the many years as DX editor for CQ Magazine.
D4, CAPE VERDE
Mats, SM7GIB, will be active as D44TIB from Cape Verde (AF-086) between February 25th and March 8th. Activity will be holiday style using a wire vertical on 160-10 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
DX ACROSS AFRICA
In January 2013, Jon, TF3ZA, and a team of 15 ad- venturers will attempt to drive from Reykjavik, Iceland to Cape Town, South Africa on a heavy duty ex-military 4×4 Bedford MK truck. Their planned route through the African continent is approximately 20,000km, and they estimate it will take them 6 months to reach Cape Town. They will depart Reykjavik in early January 2013 and update their Web site with news of their DXpedition. The operation is to last for approximately six months from 20 DXCC entities in Africa. Jon is in the process of obtaining licenses to operate from the following DXCC entities: CN2ZA, 5T0ZA, 6W/TF3ZA, 3XY0ZA, TU2ZA (pending), 9G0ZA, 5V7ZA, TY0ZA (pending), TJ0ZA (pending), TR0ZA (pending), TN0ZA (pending), 9Q0ZA (pending), 9J0ZA, Z2/TF3ZA, A20ZA and ZS/TF3ZA. Activity will be active on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1824, 3524, 7024, 10124, 18074, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 3780, 7080, 14180, 18140, 21280, 24940 and 28480 kHz
6m - 50094/CW and 50110/SSB
The preferred QSL method is via LoTW. All logs will be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible. The usage of Logbook Of The World is strongly encouraged, it's free, easy to set up and the fastest way to confirm your QSOs. An alternative QSL method is via OQRS. The OQRS system will be embedded on the Web site AFTER the expedition in August 2013. Direct QSL cards is the 3rd option. Send your QSL card with a Self Addressed Envelope and sufficient return postage, 2 USD per 50gr. (IRC will NOT be accepted), to: Jón Ágúst Erlingsson, Álftamýri 14, 108 Reykjavík, Iceland. Bureau cards should be sent via TF3ZA. An online log search will be available on the Web page, as well as tracking the team and their complete route. The Web page is at:
http://www.dxacrossafrica.com
There is also a Twitter page:
http://twitter.com/DXAcrossAfrica
DXCC NEWS
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, is now accepting the following operations for DXCC credit:
5V7TH - Togo; 2012 operation
S07EA - Western Sahara; 2006-2007 operations
XW4XR - Laos; Current Operations
XWPA - Laos; 2010­2011 operations
"If you have had these operations rejected in a recent application, please send an E-mail bmoore@arrl.org to the ARRL DXCC Desk," Moore said. "Once updated, results will appear in Logbook of The World (LoTW) accounts, as well as online in the daily listings."
DXCC NEWS (2013 Pending Applications)
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports:
"Each year at this time DXCC is busy finishing up applications from the previous year. I have been getting questions from hams asking about applications that were sent for 2013. Until DXCC completes applications for the 2012 calendar year, we cannot begin processing applications for 2013. Applicants can still submit their applications, but they need to be held pending completion of 2012.
Normally, completion of the previous year happens on or by March 1 so please use this date as a guide as to when DXCC begins processing the 2013 applications.
Note: This applies to all Digital and LoTW applications as well as for paper carde submissions.
Send questions to bmoore@arrl.org
73 es DX!" EQ95, ESTONIA (Special Event/Contest)
. Toomas, ES5RY, will be active with the special callsign ES95Q during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via ES5RY. Activity will be from station ES6Q. The special callsign is to celebrate 95th anniversary of Estonia.
FK, NEW CALEDONIA
Seiji "OKU", JK1KSB, will be active as FK/JK1KSB from New Caledonia between January 29th and February 3rd. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW , RTTY and PSK31. Oku will use 100 watts into a ATU and long wire. He may only operate between 1300- 1830z during January 29th and February 1st due to limitation of the hotel. QSL via JK1KSB, by the address on (QRZ.com).
GREAT READS ON THE WEB (A Dream Come True!)
Read an interesting article called "ZL9HR Campbell Island DXpedition 2012: A DXer’s Dream Come True!" by Glenn, KE4KY, who was one of the ZL9HR operators at:
http://www.ke4ky.net/p/zl9hr-campbell-island-dxpedition-2012.html
HC, ECUADOR
YL Elena, RC5A, will be active as HC2/RC5A between February 5th and March 9th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, including 30/17/12 meters, using CW and SSB. Operation will also include the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via RC5A, direct or by the Bureau.
IOTA NEWS
EU-006. (OPDX.1096 QSL Correction) Members of the Westnet DX Group will once again be active as EJ7NET from the Aran Islands between May 10-15th. The QSL is via LoTW, or via Declan, EI6FR via direct or by the Bureau.
EU-068. Members of the Charente DX Group will be active as TM0SI from Sein Island (DIFM AT007, WLOTA 2721) between April 27th and May 4th. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via F5EOT, direct or by the Bureau (sent in October). LoTW will be done as soon as possible. Visit CDXG's Web page at:
http://www.cdxg.org
NA-171. Look for XF2E to be active from Venados Island between April 21-26th. QSL via IT9EJW. No other details available.
NA-180. Operators Enrique/XE2AA (V32EE), Hernan (V31HU) and Ismael (V31MV) will be active from Twin Cayes between April 6-12th. QSL via IT9EJW. No other details available.
SA-096. (Correction/Lets Try This Again) In OPDX.1095 and OPDX.1096, the Web pages for the LU6W DXpedition was listed wrong which could have an impact on donations. It should have been:
http://lu6w.yolasite.com
JD1, OGASAWARA
Three JA operators will be active from Chichijima Island (AS-031) in the Ogasawara group between April 28th and May 5th. Callsigns to be used are JD1BLC (Operator Toshi/JP1IOF) and JD1YBT (World Wide Club station). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FM. QSL JD1BLC via JP1IOF direct or by the Bureau to JD1BLC. QSL JD1YBT via JP1IOF direct or by the Bureau to JD1YBT. LoTW will also be available.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (January 28th-February 3rd)
 Jan/28th  AN-HN   Jan/31st  AN      Feb/02nd  AN
 Jan/29th  HN-AN   Feb/01st  AN      Feb/03rd  AN
 Jan/30th  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
Yuriy, N2TTA, will be active as KP2MM during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW. For more details, see:
http://www.n2tta.info
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Three JA operators will be active from the KP2M rental shack on St. Croix Island (NA-106) between April 3-9th. Operators mentioned are Yoshi (QSL K1HP/KP2 via JE2EHP), Taka (QSL KP2/JF1BVG via JF1BVG) and Toshi (QSL WH7P/KP2 via JP1IOF). Activity will be on all bands and all modes. Both Bureau and direct cards are accepted via JA home callsigns. LoTW and OQRS will also be available.
NH0, MARIANA ISLANDS (Update)
By the time you read this, most members of the Tinian Radio Space Club who are active as NH0J will be heading home to Japan except for Joe/JA1LZR and Kit/JA1NVF. They will continue to be active as NH0Z and AH0J, respectively, from Tinian Island (OC-086, USI NI003S, WLOTA 3108) until Tuesday morning (Monday evening in USA). NH0Z (Joe) operates mostly CW and he loves 160/80/30/12/10 meters. AH0J (Kit) operates SSB on 75/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters. By the way, operators of the NH0J club station this past weekend were:
 JJ2VLY (YL Miho (Joe's XYL, also WS2M): SSB and RTTY
 JQ2GYU (Yutaka, also WS2Y): CW and SSB, focusing on "Outside JA"
 JE1KUC (Takky, also N1KU): SSB
 JF7ELG (Kowata, also WA2O): SSB, focusing on JA
 JL1RXW (Hiro, also KH0XG): SSB
 JA1RPK (Yuki, also AD7KA): CW and SSB
The QSL routes for the stations at the site are as follows:
NH0J via JJ2VLY, NH0Z via JJ2VLY and AH0J via JA1NVF
PACIFIC TOUR
Operators Bob/W7YAQ and Bill/N7OU will return to the South Pacific again and be active between February 2-21st. Their schedule is as follows:
February 2-7th - Their callsign will be 3D2NB (W7YAQ) and 3D2OU (N7OU) from Nadi, Viti Levu Island (OC-016, WLOTA 0055), Fiji
February 8-21st - Their callsign will be 3D2RX (W7YAQ) and 3D2RO (N7OU) from Rotuma (OC-060)
Activity will be 160-10 meters, mainly CW but with some SSB and RTTY. At both QTHs their vertical antennas will be next to saltwater on a north-facing shore. During the ARRL CW DX Contest they will make a Multi- Single entry from Rotuma as 3D2RX. QSL via their home callsigns. They will be uploading their logs to LOTW as soon as they get back to the USA.
PY2, BRAZIL (Mobile Event)
Look for PY2CDR/M to be on the air during the first Brazilian Bicycle/Mobile DXpedition, "long distance, low power HF," according to the coordinator Billy Dorsch, PY2LCD. The ride starts on Monday, January 28th, in Sao Sabastiao, Sao Paulo State. The trip ends on Sunday, February 3rd, in Rio De Janeiro at the Copacabana Palace Hotel. The route goes right along the coast as the map on their Web site indicates. PY2CDR/M plans to be on 40, 15 and 10 meters SSB and on the Digital modes during the 490 kilometer (304 bikes) bike ride.
Suggested frequencies are:
SSB - 7083, 21225 and 28430 kHz
PSK31 - To be determine (Digital modes will only take place when camped)
There may be live position shown on their Web site at:
http://grupocdr.com.br/dxp_en.htm
There is also a Facebook page to follow the ride along with photos which will be updated along the adventure. Visit the following at:
https://www.facebook.com/%2Fgroups%2F314408675344553%2F
All QSOs will be confirmed with a QSL via the Bureau. Please listen for PY2CDR/M and make a QSO. Please also SPOT the bike expedition on the DX Cluster. QSL INFO AND NEWS
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated January 27th)
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5W0W via NR6M              EG2UBA via EA-Bureau       OE2013HTG via OE6HTG
7X5KBS via EA7FTR          EX7MW/7 via UN8GC          OE2013JHW via OE4JHW
AH0J via JA1NVF            FM1II via NI5DX (d)        OE2013MDF via OE6MFD
AX5PAS via M0OXO           G100C via M0OXO            OE2013PGQ via OE8PGQ
C4N via W3HNK              GB2OL via GM0WED (d)       OE2013SFG via OE6SFG
C6A/AA4NN via AA4NN        GD100RSGB via M0VFC        OE2013SNL via OE2SNL
CM2CCA via EA7TV           HB0/DJ1AA via DJ1AA        OJ0H/MM via OH2BH
CT7/OH2OT via OH2OT        HB0/DK3RED/P via DK3RED    PJ2/W9NJY via WD9DZV
CT8/CT3FN via HB9CRV       HF5IPA via SQ9ITA          SN4W via SP4ICP
CT8/DJ7JC via DJ7JC        HI0UD via HI0UD            SV8/SV2MAC via SV2MAC
CT8/HB9CQL via HB9CQL      II3CV via IK3HHX           TC16BURSA via YM3KM
CT9/SP7DPJ via SP7DPJ      KH0/JN3MXT via JN3MXT      VP2V/K2WH via K2WH
CW90A via CX2ABC           KH6/VE7AHA via VE7AHA      W7SW via W3HNK
DA0EIM via DL1AKP (B)      OE2013CAL via OE2CAL       WA2O/KH0 via JF7ELG
DA7A via DO7AG             OE2013D via OE1ZKC         YW2LV via YV5YMA
EA8/PA3LEO via PA3LEO      OE2013GBK via OE8GBK       ZK3T via DJ2EH


             (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
IRCs (U.S.) DISCONTINUED! According to the "IMM Revision: Changes to Pricing and Mailing Standards for International Mailing Services" - Under "Changes to International Extra Services": "International Reply Coupons: The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), in its PRC Order No. 1541, approved the Postal Service's proposal to discontinue outbound international reply coupons effective January 27, 2013; however, the Postal Service will continue to exchange (redeem) international reply coupons purchased in foreign countries and presented at U.S. Post Office™ facilities." Also, check under "381.1 International Reply Coupons (Description). For more, see:
http://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2012/pb22352/html/updt_005.htm
NEW QSL ROUTE (TF4M and TF4X). Phil, G3SWH, has been appointed as QSL Manager for Thor's, TF4M, operations from September 2004 to the present. Thor has recently joined RSGB which means that cards for TF4M and TF4X can now be sent and received via the RSGB Bureau. There are log searches for both callsigns at:
http://www.g3swh.org.uk/tf4m.html
http://www.g3swh.org.uk/tf4x.html
QSL OH8X via OH2UA. Radio Arcala featured an international team during the CQWW 160m Contest this past weekend. Operators were Olof/G0CKD, Michael/G7VJR, Olli/OH0XX, Toni/OH2UA and Veijo/OH6KN, while Juha/OH8NC and Martti/OH2BH were bang the drums.
QSL N3A (Special Event Station) via LoTW, eQSL and direct to NW3DC (W3DQ). Check the NW3DC/N3A web page for more details. Activity was to celebrate the President's second inauguration.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2C, 3D2VB, 3V8BB, 4O3A, 6W7SK, C6ANM, CM5FZ, CT1JOP, CT3DZ, CT8/EA5KA, E77DX, EA1DR, EA1PO, EA3BOX, F8ARK, FM/KL7WA, FM/RC0F, FO/AD4LN, FS/K9EL, HF8N, HI3TEJ, HP1/IZ6BRN, J68UN, J8/W6HGF, KH7T, KL7RA, NH8S, OH6OS, OZ1ADL, P40L, PA1CC, PD7BZ, PJ4X, PJ5J, RA3DNC, RA3UT, RI1FJ, S57IIO, SA5K, SM5F, SN3R, SQ2IHP, TI2HAS, US2FX, UY0ZG, V44KAI, VE5KS, VP8KF, VQ9LA, WP2XX, YJ0VB, YU6AO, ZK1/AC4LN and ZK2VB
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 1A0C, 2O12L, 2O12W, 3D2C, 4S7NE, 5N7M, 5W0RK, 7P8D, 9Y4/DL7VOG, EA9UG, EK7DX, HB0/HB9LCW, HI3/KL7JR, JD1BLY, NH8S, OJ0R, PJ5J, PJ7XK, TI4CF, VE2OCH, VP2MDG, VR2XMT, VP9/WW3S, W4TTO, XQ1KZ, Z21HS, Z81D, ZD7VC and ZL2IFB
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4U1WRC, 5B/HB9AII, 5B/HB9DGV, 6Y5/K1XM, 6Y9X, 9M6LSC, CO7WT, CR2V, CS2W, CT8/CT3FN, CU2CE, CU8/CT3FN, D2QV, DH1BBO, EL2DX, EM20LTD, EN2012UEFA, EO2012WZA, ES2012ABCS, FM1FV, FP/W8TOM, HB100FLP, HB0WR, HK3Q, JY4NE, KL8DX, OD5TE, P40L, P4/W1HEO, PJ2/K2PLF, PJ2/W5ZPA, PJ4/K4BAI, PJ4/AD8J, PJ5/K1XM, TF2LC, TF3IRA, TF3RF, TF4M, TF8GX, TF8SM, TI5/K4VAC, UT1FG/MM, V25OP, V25WY, V5/DJ2HD, V73QQ, V8AQM, VE3XL, VP2MLP, VP2MVX, VP5/NF9V, VP5/W9RN, VP9/AA1AC, YB0JS, YI9PSE, YN2AA, ZF1A, ZF2GG, ZL1BYZ, ZL7AA and ZS6C
TZ, MALI
Fernando, EA4BB (ex-Z21BB), is now active as TZ6BB from Bamako. The length of his stay is not known. Most of his activity has been on 40/20/15/12/10 meters CW. QSL via W3HNK.
XT, BURKINA FASO (Update/Dates)
Members of the "Italian DXpedition Team" will be active as XT1T from Ouagadougou (Grid Loc. IK92fi), Burkina Faso, between February 21st and March 6th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826.5, 3515, 7015, 10115, 14025, 18070, 21025, 24891 and 28025 kHz
SSB - 3760, 7145, 14220, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28475 kHz
RTTY - 14081 kHz
6m - 50105/CW and 50125/SSB
Equipment will be 4x Elecraft K3 transceivers with 3x KPA500 amps and 1x ACOM 1000 amp into 2x Spiderbeams, 1x Yagi (20/17/15/12/10m), 1x vertical (80/40m), 1x vertical (30m), longwire (160m), 1x Cubical Quad (6m), 1x Diamond Loop RX (low bands) and 1x DHDL RX (low bands) antennas.
Operators mentioned are Alfeo/I1HJT, Silvano/I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/IK2HKT, Gino/IK2RZP and Mac/ JA3USA. The pilot station is IK7JWY, and the pilot station for the 6m band is IK0FTA. Software Management (real-time log online) will be by IH9GPI. QSL I2YSB for direct QSLs and IK2CIO for Bureau QSLs (no E-mail request please). A OQRS will be available for direct cards only. Now available on their Web page is a survey for both bands and modes needs. The official Web site is:
http://www.i2ysb.com/idt
Official forum is:
http://www.hamradioweb.org
Z8, SOUTH SUDAN
Massimo, IZ0EGB (ex-9L1MS, EL2GB), is now living in the South Sudan and hopes to be on the air as Z81B soon. QSL via IZ0EGB.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS (NA-016)
John, K6AM, will be active as ZF2AM during the CQ 160 Meter SSB Contest (February 22-24th) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via K6AM, direct or by the Bureau or LoTW.
ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND
As of January 24th, Steve, G3ZVW, is once again active as ZD8N from Georgetown until February 5th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
ZK3, TOKELAU
Dieter "Dick", DJ2EH (ex-ZD9T), is now active as ZK3T until February 20th. The DX.World.net" reports that "recent info received from the ZK3N team now confirms that ZK3T is indeed Dieter, DJ2EH", so the info on ZK3T on QRZ.com is old. Activity has been on 30/17/15 meters CW, but he is expected to focus on the low bands later. QSL via DJ2EH.
ZL, NEW ZEALAND
Members of the Quake Contesters Group will be active as ZL3X during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st) as a Multi-2/ High-Power entry. QSL via ZL3PAH or LoTW. Operators mentioned are Mark/ ZL3AB, Don/ZL3DMC, Byron/ZL3DXT, Geoff/ZL3GA, Chris/ZL3LF and Phil/ZL3PAH.

** IMPORTANT NOTICE/REMINDER **
The Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin now has a new FAX number.
Contributors can now send/fax their DX information to the following number:
1-419-828-7791 ( F A X only! )

SPECIAL NOTE BY EDITOR:
If you are having a problem receiving bounced mail by sending mail to me via " kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org ",
please send mail to me via " kb8nw@arrl.net "...... TNX de Tedd KB8NW

PLEASE NOTICE (as of February 12, 2007), NEW ADDRESS CHANGES FOR THE OPDX INTERNET HELP/SUBSCRIBE/UNSUBSCRIBE REQUEST:
Help: opdx-request@barf80.org Subject:help
Subscribe: opdx-request@barf80.org Subject:subscribe
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OPDX WORLD-WIDE WEB HOME (provided by John, K8YSE (k8yse@papays.com):
http://www.papays.com/opdx.html

ALSO VISIT THE NORTHERN OHIO DX ASSOCIATION'S WEB HOME PAGE:
http://www.nodxa.org

http://www.facebook.com/NorthernOhioDxAssociation
Excerpts and distribution of The OPDX Bulletin are granted as long as KB8NW/OPDX/BARF80 receive credit.
To contribute DX info, please send via InterNet Mail to:
kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org
- OR -
kb8nw@arrl.net
Information can now be faxed to the following "NEW" phone line at:
1-419-828-7791 (F A X only!)

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