segunda-feira, 8 de abril de 2013


OPDX Bulletin 1107 April 8, 2013
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1107
BID: $OPDX.1107
April 8, 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, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KH6BZF, N6VR, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, K9GY, W9ILY, K0IR, W0GJ, AT International, CO8ZZ, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK7JWX, IZ8EDJ, M1ACB, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, 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, 31st-March, through Sunday, 7th-April there were 229 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, 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, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, 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).
3D2, FIJI
Before heading to the International DX Convention in Visalia, CA, look for Wes, ZL3TE/W3SE, to be active as 3D2SE from Suva on the Island of Viti Levu(OC-016, WLOTA 0055) between April 12-16th. Activity will be casual, mainly CW, and some Digital modes possibe. He also states that he will be operating in the Japan International DX CW Contest (April 13-14th). Logs will be uploaded to LoTW at a later date.
A3, TONGA
Vadum, UT6UD, will be active as A35UD from Tongatapu Island (OC-049) between May 1-7th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via UT6UD.
A3, TONGA
Masato "Masa", JA0RQV, a member of a DX group in region zero of JA known as JA0-DX-GANG, will be active as A35JP from Tongatapu Island (OC-049)between May 5-22nd. Activity will be limited as Masa is there working for the Tongan government. He mentions that he will try his best to be on every night (local time) after his work. Operations will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. He will use 100 watts into a ATU and GP. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct to: Masato Tamura, 891-4 Tomitake Nagano-city 381-0006 Japan (w/SASE and 1 IRC). He will upload later to LoTW. If you have any requests or a scheduled QSO, let him know by E-mail at: ja0rqv@jarl.com
CARIBBEAN TOUR
By the time you read this, Rick, AI5P, should be active as J75PX from the Sea Cliff Cottages, Dominica, on the NE side of the island (as reported by "The Daily DX") between April 6-20th. Activity will be holiday style. Rick will leave Dominica and fly to Martinique where he will be active as TO5PX between April 20th and May 4th. QSL both operation via AI5P.
E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Reminder)
Mauri, AG1LE, is now active as E51DXX on a holiday/DXpedition from Rarotonga (OC-013) until April 13th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign.
FT5Z, AMSTERDAM ISLANDS (Press Release)
Ralph Fedor, K0IR, sent out the following on April 3rd, to the 'The DX Community' [edited]:
"I am pleased to announce a major DXpedition scheduled to occur during January and February of 2014.An international team of 14 experienced DXpedition operators, led by K0IR, will depart from Fremantle, Australia, in early January of 2014. Their destination will be Amsterdam Island (FT5Z).
Amsterdam Island is under the administration of Terres Australes et Antarctiques Francaises (TAAF). There are strict rules and environmental regulations in place on Amsterdam Island and access is limited. Represent- atives of this DXpedition team met with TAAF officials on Reunion Island in November and in Paris in early March. The team's plan and credentials were reviewed at those meetings, and resulted in TAAF's final, written authorization to land on Amsterdam Island and conduct this DXpedition. The team has been granted an 18 day access to the island to occur between the dates of January 15th and February 20th of 2014.
The team will sail from Fremantle, Australia aboard the MV Braveheart. The voyage to Amsterdam Island will take them through the 'roaring 40s' of the Indian Ocean and last about 8 days, depending on the wind and weather. TAAF has reviewed the Braveheart's specifications, environmental precautions, and emergency response plan and has designated anchorage conditions for the vessel. Landing at Amsterdam must be timed according to sea conditions as there is no natural harbor to shield the landing area from the open sea. This may necessitate waiting off shore until the sea conditions are suitable. But, our 18 day window does not start until we step onto the island.
Once ashore, the team will move to two station positions assigned by TAAF. The two locations are about 2 kilometers apart. Each location will allow a full complement of antennas. The separation will allow simultaneous CW/RTTY and SSB transmission on the open bands. The group plans on eight stations; four at each location. Elecraft K3's, a full complement of antennas, and 500 watt and 1.5 KW amplifiers will be the backbone of the station configurations.
The operators are well known in the DXing and contesting world and include: 9V1YC, EY8MM, FM5CD, HK1R, K4UEE, K9CT, LA6VM, N4GRN, N6HC, VE3EJ, VE7CT, W6IZT, WB9Z, and yours truly K0IR.
Our website is in the final stages of preparation. When it is complete, you may access it at:
http://www.amsterdamdx.org
The website will be password protected until it is ready.As with past DXpeditions to 'Top Ten' countries, this is a costly venture. The expenses total just over $400,000 (U.S.). Each operator must contribute a minimum of $10,000 of his own money, pay his own way to Fremantle, Australia, be away from home and family for six weeks, spend 16 to 18 days at sea, and be prepared for the financial and physical risks inherent in a major DXpedition of this magnitude.
The group needs your financial support to successfully complete this major project and is asking all DX'ers to contribute what they can to make this happen. We know that clubs and major sponsors will help us; INDEXA has already made an extremely generous contribution to the project and the NCDXF has honored with a very large grant. But we also need the help of individual DX'ers, not only from North America, but also from Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and Oceania. Let's make this happen! Then, let's enjoy the chase of a new country, a new band country, or working a rare one! 73 ­ Ralph Fedor ­ K0IR"
ADDED NOTES: * Since the press release, it was announced by Stan, SQ8X, that the callsign of the 2014 Amsterdam Island DXpedition will be FT5ZM. Also, both Facebook and Twitter pages at now available at:
https://www.facebook.com/FT5ZM
https://twitter.com/FT5ZM
* NCDXF PRESS RELEASE (Major Grant to Amsterdam Island DXpedition):
"FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION - April 4, 2013 -- The Northern California DX Foundation is pleased to announce a grant of $50,000 to the FT/Z Amsterdam Island DXpedition planned for Jan-Feb 2014. Amsterdam is #4 on the DX Magazine's Most Wanted List for 2013.This is the second largest grant in NCDXF's history. Without major financial support from NCDXF, DXpeditions like this to challenging or rare locations would not be possible.
www.amsterdamdx.org/ will soon post the DXpedition details.
For the past 41 years the NCDXF has funded major DXpeditions to many Most Wanted Entities. The credit for these large grants goes to the NCDXF contributors, individuals and clubs, who make DX like this possible. Have you contributed yet?
... 73, Glenn Johnson, W0GJ
NCDXF Vice President
http://www.ncdxf.org"
IDXC 9TH (PAESTUM CONVENTION) NEWS
Oreste, IZ8EDJ, reports that details (program info and official schedule) for the 9th International DX Con- vention 2013, held on April 28th, in Capaccio-Paestum (SA), Italy, are now available at:
http://www.dxitalia.it/web/paestum/9th-idxc-2013
Reservations must be made no later than April 13, 2013 (to allow them to organize everything) via E-mail at: iz8edj@gmail.com, by telephone at 3342575485. Offical Web site is:
http://www.dxitalia.it
IDXC 64TH (VISALIA CONVENTION) NEWS
* (Last Call IOTA Dinner). Ray, N6VR, reports that he has less than two weeks before he has to turn in his IOTA Dinner meal count. If you would like to attend the IOTA Dinner, he needs your check for 32 USDs as soon as possible. Please check the Int'l DX Convention Web page, Friday evening dinner, IOTA dinner, for details at:
http://www.dxconvention.com
Their featured guest is, Don, G3XTT. He is the Manager of the RSGB IOTA Contest. Don is also member of the RSGB IOTA board and will talk about the latest with the RSGB program and will make a presentation on his RECENT OJ0 operation. Other presenters are Fred, PY2XB, presenting on his SA-041 operation. They also have Rick, K6VVA, with C6AVA. Rick is full of surprises, he will have more! It will be an exciting and enjoyable Dinner! Ray needs your check by April 10th.* The Intrepid-DX Group will be making a big announcement at the IDXC 2013 in Visalia on April 20th.
* The Intrepid-DX Group will honor a famous DXpeditioner with our "Intrepid Spirit Award" at IDXC 2013 on April 20th.
IOTA (Philippines) TOUR (Update to OPDX.1105)
Dindo, DV1UD, has announced the dates to activate three of the 'most wanted' Islands in the DU area. Dindo will visit Bongao Island (OC-174) and Tawi-Tawi Island (OC-174) between April 9-11th. Activity from Taganak Island (OC-225) will be between April 13-15th. His callsign will be DX8DX, and activity will be on CW and SSB. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 3530, 7030, 10115, 14040, 18098, 21040, 24920 and 28040 kHz
SSB - 3755, 7055, 14280, 18128, 21260, 24950, 28460 and 28560 kHz
QSL via M0OXO OQRS. For more details, visit his Blog page at:
http://www.m0oxo.com/dx8dx.html
IOTA NEWS
EU-008. (Update) Members of the Camb-Hams will once again activate the Isle of Mull (IOSA NH15, SCOTIA CN10, WLOTA 2485), Inner Hebrides, as GS3PYE/p between May 10-16th. The Camb-Hams have been activating the Scottish Isles each year since 2008. Look for thirteen operators to be active on all bands and many modes from 160-2 meters as well as 472 kHz. The HF bands will be covered by five simultaneous stations, while 6m, 4m and 2m stations will have a great take-off towards the UK and Europe from the island's south-east coast in IO76 square.
They will have an antenna elevation system for 2m EME activity and will also be on many of the VHF/UHF satellite passes. WSPR beacons will be operating on most of the inactive bands to help find the best propagation. Contest operations will take place in 70 MHz CW on May 12th and 432 MHz UKAC on May 14th.
The group will be active on the major social networks before, during and after the trip. You can check on progress or interact with the operators via their blog atdx.camb-hams.com or through Twitter twitter.com/g3pye, Facebook facebook.com/CambHams and YouTube youtube.com/CambHams.
Previous trips have generated some great audio and video recordings of the GS3PYE/P signal from around the world. Check their previous blogs and their YouTube channel and see if you can post a better recording. Please E-mail skeds-2013@camb-hams.com to arrange skeds on the more challenging bands and modes. VHF and EME skeds will also be made via ON4KST and N0UK's EME Chat. All links are available via dx.camb-hams.com.
EU-041. Operators Tony/IZ2ESV, Bruno/IW3HXR, Mauro/IK3VUU and Luciano/ I3CLZ will be active as IM0MA from La Maddalena Archipelago (IIA OT-008, MIA MIS-013, WLOTA 1632, WWFF IFF-004) between April 21-24th. This activity is intended as a spring-break expedition, aimed firstly to relax and have fun on the air. Operations will be during their spare time on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL Manager is Antonello, IK2DUW.
EU-049. Five members Sands Contest Group from Morecambe, England, will be visiting the Island Samos (GIOTA SAS-006, MIA MG-099, WLOTA 4163), for a holiday and DXpedition between May 16-30th. The group will be using the callsign SZ8S (kindly loaned to them by the Aegean Radio Association), and operating from the Radio House at Zervou Point above Samos town. They mention that the actual days for operation are uncertain, but hope to start on Saturday May 18th. Operators mentioned are Barrie/G1JYB, Ian/ G0VGS, Stephany/G1LAT, Hughie/G4UME and Bob/G1OCK. QSL "ONLY" direct via G1LAT the QSL Manager in the UK (w/SASE and outside the UK w/SAE + 1 IRC or 2 USDs). QSLs by the Bureau or eQSL are via M0SCG. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY QSLS TO THE LISTED ADDRESS FOR SZ8S (FOR THIS DXPERDITION), AS YOU WILL NOT GET A REPLY. AS THIS IS THE AEGEAN RADIO ASSOCIATION’S SPECIAL CALLSIGN.
EU-057. Helmut, DL5BUT, will be active as homecall/p from Ruegen Island (DID O-007, WLOTA 1712) between now and April 17th. Activity will be holiday style on 160/80/40/20 meters using CW, SSB, and the Digital modes. Depending on the weather and conditions, look for a possible two day WWFF (World-Wide Flora Fauna) operation from the National Park Jasmund (DLFF-007). QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
EU-057. Operators Friedrich/DL4BBH, Matthias/DK7LV, Klaus/DL7UXG, Henning/DB5BZ, Peter/DJ4RU and Ric/DL2VFR will be active as DM50IOTA fromHiddensee Island (DID O-005, WLOTA 2371) between September 28th and October 4th. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. This activation will also count for the Vorpommern Lagoon Area National Park WWFF (World-Wide Flora Fauna) reference DLFF-014. Also the lighthouse Dornbusch (DLTD_GLHA #17, ARLHS FED-026, WLOTA 2371). QSL via DL2VFR, by the Bureau or direct. For more details and updates, visit the Web site at:
http://www.iota-expedition.com
ADDED NOTE: This is the fourth German Island group activated by DM50IOTA during the 50th IOTA Marathon. DM50IOTA will activate all German IOTAs during that time. If you have worked DM50IOTA from all German IOTA by the end of 2013 you can apply for a special award.EU-110. Nikola, AC6DD, will be active as 9A/AC6DD from Oprtalj-Portole, Sveti Nikola, Croatia, in the Istra IOTA Group, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/ 24HRS/High-Power entry. QSL via AC6DD.
EU-121. Andy, G7SQW, will be active as EJ/G7SQW from Arranmore Island [aka Aran] ( WLOTA 1189) between May 27-29th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters. A radio, possibly with a yagi, will be dedicated for 6 meters and will activate two WW Loc. grids IO54 and IO55. This will be Andy's first IOTA activation. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-121. Gerard, EI5KF, will once again be active as EI5KF/P from Lohehort Battery, Bere Island [aka Bear] (WLOTA 2983), during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th), possibly as a Single-Op/ 12HRS/CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via EI5KF.
EU-127. Operators Friedrich/DL4BBH, Klaus/DL7UXG, Matthias/DK7LV, Henning/DB5BZ, Peter/DJ4RU, Helmut/DL1BGC and Ric/DL2VFR will use the special callsign DM50IOTA from Neuwerk Island (DID N-012) and lighthouse (DLTD_GLHS #38, ARLHS FED-165, TWLHD WLH DL-01, WLOTA 2311 and Admiralty B 1344) between April 12-14th. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. This activation will also count for the National Park and Nature Reserve Hamburg Wadden Sea (WWFF reference DLFF-005). QSL via DL2VFR, by the Bureau or direct. For more details and updates, visit the Web site at:
http://www.iota-expedition.com
ADDED NOTE: This is the third German Island group activated by DM50IOTA during the 50th IOTA Marathon. DM50IOTA will activate all German IOTAs during that time. If you have worked DM50IOTA from all German IOTA by the end of 2013 you can apply for a special award.NA-180. (Update) Operators Hernan/V31HU, Ismael/XE1AY (V31MV) and Enrique/XE2AA (V32EE) will be active from Twin Cayes in the South Water IOTA Group, Stann Creek district, Belize, between now and April 12th. Activity will be on all bands including 6 meters. QSL all callsigns via IT9EJW. Visit their Website at:
http://www.it9ejw.it/v31
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (April 8-14th)
 Apr/08th AN      Apr/11th  AN      Apr/13th  AN
 Apr/09th AN      Apr/12th  AN      Apr/14th  AN
 Apr/10th 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
KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA (Update to OPDX.1106)
Operators Aki/ZL1GO (JE4EKO) and Jacky/ZL3CW (F2CW/WE3B) reportedly use the callsign N8A during their American Samoa operation between November 12-26th.KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Operators Philip/KT3Y, Frederick/K9VV and Robert/WP2XX will be active from the KP2M rental shack on St. Croix Island (NA-106) during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) as a Multi- Single entry. QSL via AI4U (DIRECT ONLY) OR LoTW. NO BUREAU QSLs.
P29, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Akira, JA1NLX, reports on his Web page, "I have a plan to operate P29VNX from somewhere in Papua New Guinea this year. P29VNX licence has been already issued and it is valid thru next January. More info later......stay tuned." For more details and updates, watch Akira's Web and Blog pages at:
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~yy7a-ysd/P29VNX-2013.htm
http://ja1nlx-aki.blogspot.jp
QSL INFO AND NEWS
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For April 7th)
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  3Z4ACC via SP4GFG          EF5B via EA5HRT          P29NO via EA5GL
  3Z80SPC via 3Z6AEF         EF7P via EA7IPP          PY2ZZZ via OZ1HHH
  8N1A via JA1YSW (B)        GB4T via M0DOL           SN3R via SP6GNJ
  9M2/JE1SCJ via JE1SCJ      GJ100RSGB via M0VFC      SN7Q via SP7GIQ
  CR5FC via CS5NRA           HF55OP via SQ9CWO        SO2R via SP3CGK
  CT9/DL3OHB via DL3OHB      LX9DX via LX2A           TM28UFT via F9IE
  E51DXX via AG1LE           MD/DL9MWG via DL9MWG     TR8CA via F6CBC
  ED2Y via EA-Bureau         OG3077F via OH3JF        XV1X via RW6HS (d)
  EE1D via EA1ACP            OM/SP7VC via SP7VC       ZM2B via ZL2BR
  EE2W via EB2AM             OU1RAEM via DF5LW


    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
T48K QSL ROUTE
For stations who worked T48K during the 2013 CQWW WPX SSB Contest, DK1WI is not the QSL Manager for this callsign any longer. Erhard will manage all T48K's operations from 1999 until last year's CQWW VHF Contest and will stop his services. The QSL Manager for the last CQWW WPX is Hugo, F5FYO. Please, send your cards, including SASE to: PO BOX 50033, La Reole, Cedex, 33191, France , or via REF Bureau.QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3Z8T, 4Z4DX, 9M2/R6AF/P, BD2OB/7, C6ANM, CX3AL, DL3GD, EA3IN, EF5Y, FS/UA4CC, GW100C, HA8JV, II9P, J34G, J38A, JA8CMC, KH0/R0FA, LN8W, LZ9W, OK1AWZ, OZ1BTE, PJ2T, PJ7AA, PY2KJ, RU4LM, SN2M, SV1OZ, T2GM, TM6M, TN0INT, TK1INT, TK2INT, V31LJ, V44KAI, V47JA, V84SMD, VK9CZ, VP2EC, VP2V/KE2VB, VP9/WA1Z, VP9I, YB8Y, YE0M, YU1FJK and ZL3NB
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 7O6T, E51E, EU3DN, H40FN, KH2/G3ZEM, RI1FJ, RV3EFH/0, S21XV, TZ6BB, V25A, V63ZM, XT2TT and ZB3R
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: F5CQ, G3TXF, RK3DXW, VK5PAS and YB0NDT
S7, SEYCHELLES (Reminder)
Nobby, G0VJG, is now active S79VJG from the Seychelles (AF-024) until April 16th. Activity will be on the 40-10 meters using SSB only and HF verticals on the beach (QRO). QSL via G4DFI.
SU, EGYPT
"After almost 9 Moons the License has been received", states Andy "Sparky", RW3AH. He is now active as SU9AF near Cairo, and his license is good for 160/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters (80/75/30m not allowed for use in Egypt). His equipment is an Icom IC-718, delta-loop for 20/10m and a vertical for 30/17/15/12m. He currently does not have a 160m antenna. Suggested frequencies (his favorites) are:
CW - 7002, 14002, 18070, 21002, 24895 and 28002 kHz
SSB - 7155, 14155, 14195, 18155, 21295, 24940 and 28495 kHz
6m/VHF/UHF/Satellite: Not permit for Amateur radio activity from Egypt.
The length of his stay is not known, but his license is good until the end of the 2013. QSL via UA3DX. He does have a survey for "modes and bands needs" on the following Web page at:
http://www.CQDX.ru/su9af
S21XV VIDEO AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE (9:08 mins.)
This is the March 1-7th, 2013, S21XV Dhaka, Bangladesh, DXpedition by Vadym, UT6UD. See the video at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7srW0eW1SmU
TS8, TUNISIA (Update)
An Italian group, along with the Association des Radio Amateurs Tunisiens (ARAT) and the Engineering University of Gabes, are planning a second IOTA DXpedition to Djerba Island (AF-083, WW. Loc. JM53KT, WFF 3VFF-007, WLOTA L-1394 and ARLHS TUN-022), as TS8TI between April 29th and May 6th (see OPDX.1100OPDX.1101 & OPDX.1102). Activity will be on all HF bands, including the 30/17/12/6 meter bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31/63/125 modes. Operators mentioned are Ashraf/KF5EYY, 3V8SA (ARCS of Tunisian Scout), 3V8ST (ARC of Tunis), 3V8ESG (Department of Communications and Networking National Engeneering School of Gabès), 3V8SF (Scout Radio Club of Sfax), Fred/IK7JWX (Team Leader), Antonello/ IK2DUW (QSL Manager), Ampelio/IS0AGY, Rosy/IW2NLC (YL), Stefano/IK6JRI, Vincenzo/IZ8LFI, Heathem/YI1UNH. QSL via IK2DUW, direct or by the Bureau. Logs will be available on LoTW,
http://www.ik2duw.it or http://www.mdxc.org/TS8TI/log-on-line
. The team is still in need of sponsors and individual contributions. Contact: ik7jwx2003@yahoo.it For more info updates and pictures, watch the following Web pages:
http://www.qrz.com/db/TS8TI/
http://www.arilimbiate.it/
https://www.facebook.com/alfredo.denisi
V6, MICRONESIA (Reminder)
Haru, JA1XGI, is once again active as V63XG from Pohnpei Island (OC-010) until April 11th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (especially 30/17/12m) using mainly CW, with some SSB and the Digital modes. Also JT65. Suggested frequencies are (no 80m) listed in OPDX.1094. QSL via JA1XGI, direct or by the Bureau. QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW. Look for updates and details on Haru new Web page or Blog page at:
http://island.geocities.jp/v63xg/index.htm
http://ja1xgidxvacation.blogspot.com
VK9C, COCOS KEELING ISLANDS (Update)
Operators Chris/GM3WOJ (ZK2V) and Keith/GM4YXI (ZK2X) are now active as VK9CZ from Cocos Keeling Island (OC-003) until April 13th. Activity will be on SSB and CW, with some RTTY. QSL via N3SL. For more details and updates, see their Web page at:
http://www.vk9cz.com
Log is being uploaded to LoTW and is also available on ClubLog at:
http://www.clublog.org/charts/?c=vk9cz
VP9, BERMUDA
Eric, K9GY/T6MO, announced that he will be active possibly as VP9/K9GY or K9GY/VP9 in the Worked All Europe CW Contest in mid-August. He informs OPDX that he plans to be there between August 8-15th. Activity will probably be mainly CW on 40-10 meters. He also mentions, "Might be late in the season for 6m propagation, but it would be great to work Europe ". Activity will be from Ed's, VP9GE, Hamilton apartments QTH
see the Web page at: http://vp9ge.com
QSL via K9GY.XR86, CHILE (Special Event)
Look for special event station XR86PL to be active until April 30th. Activity is to commemorate the 86th Anniversary of Carabineros de Chile (Chilean Police). Operations will be on all bands using SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via the home callsign (see (QRZ.com)) or CE3ETE.
YJ0, VANUATU
Bill, K2PO, will be active as YJ0PO from Efate Island (OC-035), one of Vanuatu's 82 islands, during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th). He states that his activity will start a few days before and end a few days after. Operations will be on 80-10 meters. QSL via his home callsign. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW promptly after his return to the USA in early June.
YN, NICARAGUA
Eric, K9GY/T6MO, will be departing Afghanistan in about three weeks (shut down the T6MO station on April 28th). He informs OPDX, "Hope to be at Dayton if I can process through Ft Benning quick enough, hah!" In late May, Eric will once again be active as YN2GY from Octavio's, YN2N, QTH in Grenada. He states that he will be there May 22nd (probably more like May 23rd with the late flight) until early May 28th. While there he will also be in the 2013 CQ WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) as a Single- Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Outside of the contest, look for CW activity on 30/17/12 meters. Also look for him on 6 meters (he's hoping for some good 6m propagation). QSL via LoTW or to his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.


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