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OPDX Bulletin 1118 July 1, 2013

OPDX Bulletin 1118 July 1, 2013
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1118
BID: $OPDX.1118
July 1, 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, WU2D, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KH6BZF, N6PSE, K8GI, K8YSE, NE8Z/HC1MD, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, EA5RM, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3SWH, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK7JWX, LZ1BJ, Mediterraneo DX Club, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PG5M, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SM1TDE, UN6QC, UT2AB, 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, 23rd/June, through Sunday, 30th/June there were 221 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C9, CE, 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, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H3, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8 VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8
* 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).
13 COLONIES (Special Event)
Just a reminder that the annual "13 Colonies Special Event" will take place between 1300z, July 1st and 0400z July 6th. There will be at least two stations from each on the 13 colonies on the air, as well as Super contest stations, multi-operator Club stations and OM and XYL teams.
The U.S. original 13 colonies are CT-DE- GA-MA-MD-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-SC-VA. Special events stations mentioned are: K2A (NY), K2B (VA), K2C (RI), K2D (CT), K2E (DE), K2F (MD), K2G (GA), K2H (MA), K2I (NJ), K2J (NC), K2K (NH), K2L (SC), K2M (PA) and WM3PEN.
The theme for 2013 will be "Banners of the Revolution". The certificate is printed on heavy card stock. Stations working one state, or as many as all 13, will be eligible for the certificate. A "Clean Sweep" indicator will be affixed for those lucky enough to "Q" all 13. A special endorse- ment will be attached for stations contacting their sister operation, WM3PEN, in Philadelphia, PA.
All HF bands will be in play except the WARC bands and 60 meters. 2 meters and 6 meter simplex are encouraged. All modes of operation should be represented - SSB, CW, RTTY, Digital, and the Satellites. The mode of operation is up to the individual colony state station. For more details on the stations, suggested frequencies, QSL info and on how to obtain the special certificate, see:
http://www.13colonies.info
3D2 & 3D2/R, FIJI AND ROTUMA ISLANDS
Operators Stan/LZ1GC and Rocky/ 3D2DD will be active from Fiji and Rotuma between September 20th and October 15th. Their schedule is as follows:
September 20-26th - Callsigns 3D2GC (Stan) and 3D2CC (Rocky); from the "Club Fiji Resort", Nadi, Fiji Republic, Viti Levu Island (OC-016, WW. Loc. RH82QF). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB, with the following equipment: Kenwood TS-480 SAT + linear amplifier ACOM 1010/ACOM 1000. The antennas: EXP. GP 40-10m, 80/160 meters INV-L and GP.September 27th-October 11th - Callsigns 3D2GC/P and 3D2DD/P; from Rotuma Island (OC-060). Activity will be on all HF bands. Stan CW/SSB and Rocky only on SSB.
October 12-15th - Callsigns 3D2GC and 3D2CC again from Fiji Republic. On October 16th, Stan, LZ1GC, will go back to Bulgaria.
QSL 3D2GC and 3D2GC/P via LZ1GC, direct or by the Bureau (see details on QRZ.com or the Web page below). QSL 3D2DD and 3D2DD/P via info on QRZ.com. For more details and updates, see:
http://3d2gc.com
4X19, ISRAEL (Special Event)
Members of the Israel Amateur Radio Club (IARC) will activate 4X19MG in honor of the 19th Maccabiah Games between July 18-30th. The Maccabiah is an international Jewish athletic event, held in Israel every four years. QSL via 4Z1TL.
5B, CYPRUS
Tony, RT9T, will once again be active as 5B4ALB from Pachyammos (AS-004, MIA MCI-002, WLOTA 0051) between July 6-16th. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via RT9T direct only. JUST REMINDER! Tony will also participate in the IARU HF Championships (July 13-14) as a member of the P3N team.
6Y, JAMAICA
By the time you read this, Phil, G3SWH, should be finishing up his business trip on Barbados, as well as his activity as 8P9PW. His last day is July 1st. Activity was CW only during his leisure time. See
www.g3swh.org.uk/8p9pw.html
for more details. Phil will leave Barbados and travel to Jamaica on July 2nd, and hopes to be active as 6Y5/G3SWH between July 2-9th. Activity will be limited to his leisure time and will also be CW only. For more details and updates, see:
http://www.g3swh.org.uk/6y5-g3swh.html
9X, RWANDA
Operators Allan/G3XAQ, Nick/G3RWF and possibly others will be active as 9X0XA and 9X0NH, respectively, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). They plan at least two Single-Band entries, possibly more depending on how many operators they have. QSL both callsigns via G3SWH.
CE0X, SAN FELIX (Update/Callsign Change)
Mike, WU2D, informed OPDX this past week:
"They mistakenly assigned me Robinson Crusoe (Juan Fernandez) Island callsign. I was lucky and turned it around fast with the help of the Radio Club de Chile and now have the correct callsign CE0X/WU2D."
Remember to look for him around July 8th.
E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Update/Correct QSL Info)
Back in March we reported that Andy, AB7FS/E51AND, and his XYL Kathy were moving to Rarotonga (OC-013) into a house in the part of Arorangi Beach called Inave (see OPDX.1104 for more details). "DX-World.net" reports this past week that Andy, E51AND, will be visiting Mangaia Island (OC-159) with his wife Kathy, E51KC, who will be working in the local school during the day. Between July 15-19th, Andy hopes to operate during his spare time using 43 ft vertical with about 40 ground radials, on SSB and CW. QSL direct to: P.O. Box 518, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Take a look at Andy's, E51AND, QRZ.compage for some great pictures.
EO15, UKRAINE
Members of the Ukrainian Radioamateur QRP Club are cele- brating their 15th anniversary and will be active using the special callsign EO15QRP between July 12th and August 12th. QSL via UT2AB, by the Bureau or direct.
FT5ZM 2014 DXPEDITION
Ralph, K0IR, posted on June 21st the following article "Why Does This DXpedition Cost So Much?" on the FT5ZM Amsterdam Island DXpedition Web page at:
http://www.amsterdamdx.org/why-does-this-dxpedition-cost-so-much
HD082, ECUADOR (Special Event)
Members of the Quito Radio Club (HC1QRC) will be operating as HD082QRC (HD Zero Eighty Two QRC) to celebrate its 82nd anniversary between July 13-23rd. Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via HC1JQ (direct).
H44, SOLOMON ISLANDS (Update/Change/IOTA Op)
It seems things are really changing for the H44IOTA operation. The RSGB IOTA Web page reports:
"Some issues have arisen about the current H44IOTA operations that need to be addressed before decisions can be taken about acceptance for IOTA. As this may take a little time to resolve, it may make sense to hold off sending your QSLs for the time being..... G3KMA, 25 Jun 2013"
Also, "The Daily DX" reports that QSL Manager of H44IOTA operation, Rex, NR6M, "asks that for the time being, until a decision is taken, no further QSLs for the OC-149, OC-168, OC-047 and OC-158 operations be sent to him.
On QRZ.com, it states, "All calls after June 20, 2013, will be made by Ralph, H44RK, only. Team members SQ8X, SQ9KWW, H44MK, and WL7HP have stepped back from the project for various reasons. Please respect their privacy for the duration of the Project. Any inquiries go to Ralph atralph.honiara@gmail.com.
Paul, VK2HV, reported on June 29th, "Ralph as H44IOTA/MM today on 15m said he will be sailing for Temotu H40 in about 3 weeks with a stop off on OC-158for a few days ( maybe )."
The H44IOTA operation "was" to continue this week with activity from Nendo Island (OC-100)[July 1-7th], Vanikolo/Utupua (OC-163) [July 9-12th] and Reef Islands (OC-065) [July 14-16th], but who knows...... Stay tuned!
IOTA NEWS
AS-109. Members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) continue to activate various islands and lighthouses to celebrate the RRC's 20th anniversary until September 30th. Look for the RT9K team to be active as R20RRC/8 from Zhuravlinyi Island (RR-026-43) between August 9-14th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and PSK. QSL R20RRC/1 via RZ3EC. For more details and updates, watch:
http://robinsons.ru
AS-146. Ma, BA4MY, will be active as BA4MY/4 from Jiming Island between July 21-29th. Activity will be on the HF bands, and he will be an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via BA4EG, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.
EU-016. Kurt, OM8AA, will be active as 9A/OM8AA from Solta Island (ACIA IC-656, CIA-51, IOCA CI-126, MIA MC-389) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Expedition/ Low-Power entry. QSL via OM8AA.
EU-034. Operators Andres/ES1AN, Harald/ES1LS, Arvo/ES1QV, Toivo/ES2DJ, Juri/ES2EZ, Nigul/ES2NX and Toivo/ES2RR will be active as ES0U fromSaaremaa Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/Multi-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via ES2DJ, by the Bureau.
EU-040. Members of the Portuguese DX Group (GPDX) will be active as CS5DX (ex-CS1GDX) from Bugio Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). Activity will hopefully start on July 25th. Operators mentioned are Jose/CT1DIZ, Joao/CT1BOP, Luis/CT1EEQ, Arlindo/CT1EGW, Pedro/CT1EKD, Pedro/CT1ELP, Jose/CT1END, Miguel/CT1IUA and Luis/CT4NH. Look for the operators to be active as homecall/P before the contest. QSL CS5DX via the Bureau or direct (see QRZ.com). For more details and updates, visit:
http://gpdx.blogspot.com
EU-081. Operators Gil/F4FET, Juan/F5IRC, Vincent/F4BKV, Antoine/F5RAB, Marc/F8DRA and Diego/F4HAU will be active as TM0SM from Large Island [St. Marcouf Archipelago] (DIFM MA001, ARLHS FRA055, DPLF PB052, WLOTA 0060 and DFCF 50013) between August 9-11th and August 23-25th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. They will focus on working stations outside Europe [see details on QRZ.com]. There will be 5 stations, with 4 on the air with 200-500w using verticals or Yagi antennas. QSL via F5CWU. For more details and updates, watch:
http://tm0sm.webs.com
EU-083. Members of the ARI La Spezia, will once again 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 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/1-Stn/Low-Power entry. 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-119. Members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) continue to activate various islands and lighthouses to celebrate the RRC's 20th anniversary until September 30th. Look for a group of operators to be active as R20RRC/1 from Morzhovec Island (RR-02-08) between July 24-26th. Operators mentioned are R7AA, RN1ON, UA3EDQ and UA6YW. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and PSK. QSL R20RRC/1 via RZ3EC. For more details and updates, watch:
http://robinsons.ru
EU-144. Members of the A.R.I. Cosenza Radio Club will once again be active as ID8/IQ8CS from Dino Island (IIA CS-002, WW Loc. JM79vu) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (JULY 27-28th) as a Multi-Op entry. Before the contest activity will be on 30/17/12 meters, as well as 6 and 2 meters, using CW and SSB. QSL via IQ8CS, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-146. UBA/WRC members Alfons/ON4AWT and Louis/PA0LCE will be active as PF10C from Schouwen Duiveland Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via ON4ON.
EU-174. Laci, HA0NAR, will once again be active as SW8LR from Thassos Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single- Op/CW-Mode entry. QSL via his home callsign.
NA-034. Lou, W0FK, will once again be active as W0FK/4 from Longboat Key (USI FL-053S, WW Loc. EL87, Sarasota County, Fl) between July 3-7th. Activity will be holiday style on or near the usual island and IOTA frequencies on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
NA-046. Howard, K1VSJ, will once again be active from Martha's Vineyard during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/ Mixed-Mode/Unassited/24HRS entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
NA-128. Jean-Pierre, VA2SG, will once again be active from Ile-aux- Coudres (CISA QC-009) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). Activity will be on 40/20 meters (maybe 80m) QRP. QSL via VA2SG. For more updates, watch:
http://va2sg.wordpress.com
OC-130. Maarten, PA3GZU, will once again be active as DU9/PA3GZU from Mindanao Island (WLOTA 2803) between July 13th and August 9th. Activity will be holiday style on 40/20/15/10 meters using SSB and PSK31. QSL via PA3GZU, the Bureau preferred.
OC-139. Members from the Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society (AHARS), will be travelling to Kangaroo Island between August 16-20th. They will be active as VK5CWL (Cape Willoughby Lighthouse - ILLW AU-0095) over the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW) weekend. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and PSK. QSL via VK5PAS, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW or eQSL. For more information, check QRZ.com or the VK5CWL Web site at:
http://vk5cwl.weebly.com
OC-176. Sadao, JA1PBV, who was active this past weekend as DU9/JA1PBV from Sarangani Island (OC-175), will now be active as DU8/JA1PBV (or possibly DU8/WK1S) from Tawi Tawi (OC-174) this coming weekend (July 6-7th). Activity will mainly be 20/15 meters CW. QSL via JA1PBV.
OC-276. (NEW ONE!) Members of the "ORDA PAPUA DXPEDITION TEAM" will activate for the first time Mapia Island as YB9Y possibly between October 15-21st. Operators mentioned are Yanuarius/ YB9YZ, Triadi/YB0KVN, Faisal/YB1PR, Pri/YB0ECT, Gjellani/YB1GJS, Wisnu/YB0AZ, Ronny/YB9WR, Jozardy/YD1JZ, Kasmuri/YD1MRI, Danu/ YD1GCL, Terry/YC1KAF, Rizal/YD1ORZ, Suryadi/YB0JS, Yoyon/ YB1CCF, Heri/YB1KAR, Terry/YC1KAF, Ria/YC0KVM, Susana/YD1LUX, Randi/YC0RAN, Syafruddin/YB9SB, Laily/YB0TSU, Edy/YD1XUH, Achmad/YC1CDV, Ujang/YC0LLY and Sadao/WK1S/JA1PBV. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via YB1GJS, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and updates, see:
http://yb9y.com
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For July)
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of July 2013:
GX4BJC/A - Operated from Great Missenden, in Buckinghamshire, by John, G8XTJ (ISWL Vice President). (WAB Square SP80 - England, IOTAEU-005 and WLOTA LH-1841)MX1SWL/A - Operated from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie, G6XOU (ISWL Council Member + Council Member). (WAB Square SP80 - England, IOTA EU-005 and WLOTA LH-1841).
Herbie will also operate as MX1SWL/P throughout the month. If required, he will give his current WAB Square during the QSO.
ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL info is on
www.iswl.org.uk or www.qrz.com or via www.eQSL.cc
NO LoTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see www.iswl.org.uk for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for their awards.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 1-7th)
 Jul/01st HN-AN   Jul/04th  AN      Jul/06th  HN
 Jul/02nd AN      Jul/05th  AN-HN   Jul/07th  HN-AN
 Jul/03rd 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
KH9, WAKE ISLAND (Press Release)
Joe, W8GEX, sent out the following press release on June 25th [edited]: 
"Press Release #4 - Wake Atoll Commemorative DXpedition
The Wake Atoll Commemorative team's operation is progressing nicely.Most of the equipment needed for this operation has been received and is being pre-tested prior to shipment to the staging areas. As mentioned in the previous release, the equipment will be pre-staged in California and Hawaii prior to transport to Wake. Staging, pre-testing, packing are essential to assure equipment arriving on-time and safely on Wake.
The two week 'on air' dates are anticipated to start the last week of September or first week of October. This is entirely dependent on the military flight schedule into and out of Wake Atoll and this has yet to be determined. As soon as this is established, we will issue another press release and post it on our website.
Several good options are being considered for our two operating sites which will be announced soon.
Please note! There are a few other DXpeditions which will be on air during the Wake Operation. Our band plan, established in early March and documented on our website
http://wake2013.org/pages/bandplan.html,
will be used during our operation. To avoid the dreaded 'Not in the Log', please be sure which DXpedition you are working! Our operators will announce the K9W often to help identify your contact.The Team wants to thank the DX Community, including generous worldwide Foundations and Clubs, equipment manufacturers and outlets for their out- standing support of the Wake Commemorative efforts. These DXpeditions are extremely expensive and could not be accomplished without the support of the entire DX Community. Visit the
www.wake2013.org
website to view our Sponsors and make your personal donation. And don't forget to sign our Guestbook! Please check our website often for updates.
73, K9W Wake Atoll Management Team"
OY, FAROE ISLAND
Ulf, DL3UB, will be active as OY/DL3UB from the Faroe Islands between July 29th and August 9th. Activity will be holiday style, preferably on CW and the 30/17/12 meter bands. QSL via this home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
P5, NORTH KOREA (Press Release-Update from the P5 Project Leadership Team): [edited]
"P5 Project Team members Paul Ewing/N6PSE and David Flack/AH6HY have just returned from their extensive travels throughout the DPRK. Total distance covered was from Panmunjom at the DMZ in the South to Sonbong in the North, bordering China and Russia. Paul and David are among the first Western travelers to be allowed to enter the DPRK from Namyang and later exiting from Wonjong back into China.The purpose of the visit was to meet with DPRK Government Representatives in Pyongyang and to survey and assess various potential Dxpedition venues throughout the country. Particular attention was paid to terrain and the availability of reliable power.
We are making further refinements to our proposals for a major Dxpedition. We will continue to communicate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications to further refine our pro- posals. Our goals are to provide a much needed P5 contact to the entire amateur radio community world-wide.
We also enjoyed visits to several schools, and we enjoyed the conver- sations that we had with the school children. We also were able to visit various factories throughout the country. Plans for a 2nd visit to the DPRK are already underway.
We are very pleased at this time to announce our partnership with the Chinese Amateur Radio Community and their involvement in the P5 Project. We have invited Fan Bin/BA1RB to join the P5 Project Leadership Team and to represent the Chinese Radio Amateur Community in our project.
Thank you,
The P5 Project Leadership Team - N6PSE AH6HY YT1AD K3LP WD5COV BA1RB"
Updates can be seen on the following social medias:
https://twitter.com/N6PSE
http://www.intrepid-dx.com/p5
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Intrepid-DX-Group/180857615282553
PA1813, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event)
ISWL Member, Fred, PA0FAW, will be running the special event station PA1813A between July 15th and August 13th. Many know about the liberation of Arnhem in 1945, also well-known because of the movie "A Bridge too Far". However, Arnhem was liberated before that from the French in 1813. Operations will be from JO21WX, JO21XX, JO22VA (WFF-PA-005) and JO32AA. Activity for the most part will be on CW, with some SSB and the Digital modes depending on the available time and possibilities. QSL via PA0FAW, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL (No LoTW). SWL reports are welcome.
PACIFIC DXPEDITION TOUR
Gerben, PG5M, informs OPDX that he will be active from two DXCC entities in the Pacific between September 6-19th. The schedule is as follows:
September 6-7th - Callsign T8GM; Palau Island (OC-009)
September 8-15th - Callsign V6G; Yap Island (OC-012), Fed. States of Micronesia
September 15-19th - Callsign T8GM; Palau Island (OC-009)
This is a solo DXpedition and CW only. Station will be Elecraft K3 and ECO R7+ vertical for 40-10 meters. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct. Important: Don't use IRCs as they can't be exchanged at his post office. For updates, watch his Web page and Twitter account at:
http://www.dx.to
http://twitter.com/@PG5M
PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA
Leo, PP1CZ, will once again be active as PY0F/PP1CZ from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003). Activity will be before, during and after the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/Mixed-Mode entry. Operations will be mostly CW. Outside the contest, look for him on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. His equipment is an IC-7000 and/or possibly a Yaesu FL-2100Z into a G5RV and A4S antenna. QSL via his home callsign, direct, LoTW or by the Bureau (very slow).
QSL INFO AND NEWS
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For June 30th)
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  9A/DK2CH via DK2CH       EG5DNC via EA5RKB      KP2/AA1BU via AA1BU
  9A/IZ3LHX via IZ3LHX     EG8SFP via EA8URV      OJ0V via ON4CCP
  9A/OE5RAL via OE5RAL     EI7M via EI6HB         OL863CM via OK2UHP
  9K2/SP4R via SP7DQR      EX9T via EX8MLE        ON/MI0TMW via MI0TMW
  C91GBA via EA4GBA        GB0POS via MM0VUV      OZ/DL9ABM/P via DL9ABM
  CR5CMD via (B)           GM/IZ3ENH via IZ3ENH   PJ2/ON6DX via ON6DX
  CX7CO via EA5GL          HB0/LZ1JZ via N7RO     SM/M1KTA via M1KTA
  DL/G1INK/P via G1INK     HF100PL via SP3YAC     SN07EPC via SP1DTG
  DR0PALAEON via DK4RSM    HF1LATO via SQ1KSM     SN0MZH via SP9MZH
  ED1R via EC1KR           HF3LATO via SP3GVX     SV70FF via SV2GWY
  ED5N via EA5KA           HG5FIRAC via HA5BSW    SV8/LZ2HM via LZ2HM
  ED5T via EA5ELT          HG6V via HA6FQ (d)     TK/F1FIH via F1FIH (d)
  ED8B via EA8CZT (e)      HS0ZKX via W2EN        UA0IDZ via RW0IZ
  ED8ED via EA8ED          IB2PDT via IQ2LZ       YU88BPQ via YU7BPQ
  EF3URR via EA3URR        II3VR via IQ3VO        ZD8LP via VP8LP
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
TS8TI QSL/eQSL UPDATE. Fred/IK7JWX and Antonello/IK2DUW report that as of June 29th, all QSOs with TS8TI have been confirmed with TS8TI which were received on eQSL, via direct, via by the Bureau or via MDXC. Those who wish to QSL via the Bureau, can now send them all their QSO data via E-mail and it will be answered.
VK9NT QSL STATUS. Allan, VK2CA, reports: "Just received the VK9NT cards from the printer. Now the processing begins. OQRS Direct first, then the Direct. Then OQRS Bureau, then Bureau."
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4A1TD, C6ATT, HB9BIN, TR8CA, XV4Y and YV5OIE
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3B8CF, 3B8MM, 4A2I, 5M2TT, 5V7TT, CD6713, HA8RM, JH7PKU, JM7OLW, L22D, PT0S, PY2COY, SU8N, SV2ASP/A, TK0INT, TK1INT, TK2INT, VK9CZ, YB8P, ZK3N and ZL7LC
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5V7C, J28JA, FK8CP, FM5CD, FM/F6ARC, FM/F6AUS, FO/F6CTL/A/M, FT5GA, FT5XP/MM, PJ4C, S79UFT, TJ3FC, TJ9PF, TK5AE, TK5EP, TK5IH, TK5MH, TK/F8DZY, TO4IPA and TO5A
S2, BANGLADESH (Project 2013 by MDXC - Press Release #2)
The Mediterraneo DX Club (MDXC) announced on Wednesday, June 26th [edited]:
The team for the new adventure is 90% complete, and we are happy to present our Web site
www.mdxc.org/bangladesh2013
is NOW ONLINE. We will be active on 160-6 meters with 6 stations on 24 hours (2 SSB, 2 CW and 2 RTTY). We also present the official logo at:
http://www.mdxc.org/bangladesh2013/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/19-29.png
Please consider supporting us ... 73's Bangladesh 2013 TEAM."
Operators mentioned are Ant/IZ8CCW (Team Leader), Gabriele/I2VGW (Co- Leader), Marco/IZ2GNQ (Low Band Antennas Wizard), Manjur/S21AM (Co- Ordinator Bangladesh Chapter), Adhi/YB3MM, Eric/ON7RN, Michel/F5EOT (HF Antennas Magician), Stefano/IZ5GST, Aminul/S21D, Rabby/S21RC, Henri/F1HRE, Heye/DJ9RR, Fabrizio/IZ2KXC, Norbert/DJ7JC, Pino/I8YGZ, Marco/HB9OCR, Dario/IT9ZZO (Doctor), Ovidiu/YO9XC, Feri/YO5OED, Fabio/IK2LTR, Karl/ OE3JAG, Fabio/IK4QJF and Mario/IK4MTK.
Pilot stations are Rino/IK7JTF (EU), Don/N1DG (USA), Andre/V51B (AF) and Sergio/IK0FTA (6m). QSL Manager is Giuliano, IK2VUC; direct, by the Bureau or use the OQRS. LoTW files will be uploaded by the end of May 2014.
SA1/SJ1, SWEDEN (Special callsign/IOTA Op)
Eric, SM1TDE, will operate as SJ1SOP for the "Sea Of Peace" (SOP) award between July 1-31st. Details about the SOP award: http://www.amateurfunk-mvp.de/inhalte/sopdiple.htm Activity will be CW only on 160-6 meters. During the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th), Eric will be a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power/Island/ Permanent/24H entry and signing as SA1A from Gotland Island (SM1), IOTA EU-020. QSL via SM1TDE, preferably by the Bureau. Visit Eric's Blog page at:
http://www.sm1tde.bloggspace.se
TN, REP. OF THE CONGO (TN2MS DXpediton - Offical Press Release) [edited]:
"DXpedition to the Republic of the Congo (Congo Brazzaville) TN2MS,
28 September ­ 11 October 2013.In September Arie/PA3A and Ad/PA8AD, and their XYLs Marian/PD1AEG and Angelina/PA8AN, will leave for Congo Brazzavile, Africa, to operate a DXpedition and at the same time carry out a support project for the Health organization Mercy Ships.
The DXpedition team will arrive in Pointe-Noire a week early on 22nd September. There they will carry out a support project on board the hospital ship 'M.V. Africa Mercy'. Starting 28th September the team will go ashore and will start the DXpedition. The Republic of the Congo as DXCC entity will be on the air on all MF/HF bands for almost 2 weeks on RTTY, SSB and CW and on 6m if license and propagation permit. The team will make a serious effort to work as many different stations as possible on different bands and modes, and pay special attention to the smaller stations. Departure date is set for October 11th.
Another important goal for this DXpedition is to bring the good work of Mercy Ships to the attention of the worldwide amateur radio community so that health care projects in poor countries will get more worldwide support. Special thing is that sponsoring (donations, extra QSL green stamps, etc.) will be donated to the Mercy Ships projects in Congo. This is the 4th Xpedition in cooperation with Mercy Ships after Liberia 2007 (5L2MS), Benin 2009 (TY1MS) and Sierra Leone 2011 (9L5MS). For this the DXpedition team was awarded the prestigious Yasme Foundation Excellence Award 2012 for their sustained support of Mercy Ships through amateur radio.
Mercy Ships programs promote health and well-being by serving the urgent surgical needs of the forgotten poor, and empowering developing communities. For this Mercy Ships uses a seagoing hospital ship, the Africa Mercy. On this hospital ship and on bases ashore more than 400 volunteers use their skills to make a difference. The Africa Mercy holds 6 operation rooms and laboratories and patient rooms for 78 patients. 7000 operations can be performed per year and teams can go ashore to carry out different projects. Starting August 2013 the Africa Mercy will be operating in the African country Republic of the Congo.
For further information about this DXpedition, its objectives and sponsoring, see the following URLs:
TN2MS website: www.TN2MS.nl
Information about the Mercy Ships organization: www.mercyships.org
You can also follow the DXpedition team on Twitter: @DXpedition
73, Arie PA3A - Republic of the Congo DXpedition Team"
UP44, KAZAKHSTAN (Special Event/WFF Op)
Members of the "Traveling Radio Amateurs Group” (UP44WFF), Mountains Committee of Kazakhstan and Almaty Radio Amateur League will be active as UP4WWF between July 5-7th. Their activity coincides with "Capital Day" [the anniversary of their capital city "Astana" which became capital in 1998] and the birthday of their President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, on July 6th. Operations will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. Operators Art/UN6QC, Sergey/ UN6GAO, Viktor/UN7GIT, Andrey/UN8GU and Mike/UN8GC will activate the following mountain areas:
July 5th (0400-1800z) ­ Reference Number WMA/UNM-045; Peak Schkolnik; altitude 3590m.
July 6th (0000-1800z) ­ Reference Number WMA/UNM-042; Peak Abay; altitude 4010m.
July 7th,(0000-0800z) ­ Reference WMA/UNM-040; Talgar Pass; altitude 3160m.
All references are in the territory of "Ile-Alatau National Park" (WFF/UNFF-005). QSL via LoTW, by the Bureau, direct and http://eqsl.kz/.
More information and QSL info is available at:
(ENG) http://un-dx-news.ucoz.com
http://qrz.com/db/UP44WFF
(RUS) http://www.qrz.kz
V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS (Update)
Mike, KJ6MZ (ex-V73/KJ6BBP), is now active as V73MZ from Kwajalein Island (OC-028) for the next few months. He mentions on his QRZ.com page that he is "working six days a week, so only will be getting on the air on Sundays (Kwajalein day)." He will try to check into the ANZA DX Net (at 0515z on 14.183 MHz) on Sundays. This is a directed net! The net control will ask for check-ins, then you have to wait for net control to give you your turn. Mike states,
"Please note that I do not schedule QSO via E-mail. Also I do not have any QSO cards made yet, so it will be a while for them to be made as I am here for a while."
Look for updates and more details on his QRZ.com page soon. QSL via: Mike Szelazek, P.O. Box 22409, San Diego, CA 92192, USA.
XW, LAOS
Larry, AG6OU, will be active as XW6OU from Laos starting July 1st. It is not known how long he will be there. Activity will be on 20 meters. QSL via direct (seeQRZ.com) or E21EIC.
Z6, KOSOVO
Boyan, LZ1BJ, informs OPDX that he just received his Z6/LZ1BJ license and it is valid until June 24th, 2014. He is Pristina and will be active during his spare time on the HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.


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