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OPDX Bulletin 1119 July 8, 2013

OPDX Bulletin 1119 July 8, 2013
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1119
BID: $OPDX.1119
July 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, W2GB, WU2D, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4SV, K4ZW, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4OTN/3, K6VVA, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W8XD, W9ILY, 2E1EUB, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1MGB, DL1SBF, DL3UB, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3RWF, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK8YFU, LY4Q, ON4EI, ON5NT, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PD1SA, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE7DP, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YF1AR for the following DX information.
SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR (By KB8NW)
It is highly unlikely that there will be a bulletin next week due to personal and family commitments. However, this does not include special announcements or bulletins, but please keep sending your DX information. You never no what I may do...
73 de Tedd KB8NW
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 30th-June, through Sunday, 7th-July there were 214 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, 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, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, 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, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, 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).
2M, SCOTLAND (Satellite/Low Band Op)
Paul, 2E1EUB, will once again be active as 2M1EUB for 14 days beginning August 5th. He will be driving around Scotland for anyone looking for new grids or grids they have not worked yet. Activity will be on 160m, 80m, and the satellites (mostly AO-7 B/A mode), as well as 2m SSB. He does accept E-mails and will arrange skeds to work him at 2e1eub@amsat.org. Check out QRZ.com under 2M1EUB for more info and updates.
60M ANNIVERSARY (Can You Believe It?)
It was brought to our attention by the "60m News" that July 4th, is the 10th anniversary of 60 meters becoming available to U.S amateurs. {ed. Boy does time fly!}
6V, SENEGAL (Reminder)
Vladimir "Vlad", RK4FF, will once again be active as 6V7S from Le Calao in Ngaparou between July 10-16th. Activity will probably be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He is scheduled to be here one more time this year: October 22nd-November 27th. QSL via RK4FF. Log is available on ClubLog. Check out QRZ.com for some pictures.
9H, MALTA
Nakanishi, JJ2NYT, will be active as 9H1N from Malta between August 2-5th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
AT20, INDIA (Special Event)
Arasu, VU2UR, will be active as AT20RRC from Bangalore during the month of July. Activity is to celebrate 20th anniversary of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC). Operations will be on the HF bands. QSL "ONLY" via eQSL (NOT via VU2UR).
CE0X, SAN FELIX (Update)
Mike, WU2D, informed OPDX this past week: "If I actually get permission and time, I will attempt to activate CE0X/WU2D. I likely will start calling then filter by districts and zones and will be on 14.185 or 190 TX and listening up 5 to start. I also want to try CW on 30M since Chile just opened that up and it will be a first for San Felix. Realistically, I cannot see that I will be operational until Wed-Thursday the July 12-13th.... 73's Mike"
CR2, AZORES (LH Op!)
Operators Leonel/CU3EJ, Antonio/CU8AS, Siggi/DL2HYH, Willy/HB9AHL and Hermann/HB9CRV/CT3FN will activate the lighthouse for the first time onFormigas Island (EU-003, WLOTA LH-4293, ARLHS AZO-001 and WWFF/DPRN CTFF-039) as CR2F between July 30-31st. QSL via HB9CRV, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. For updates, watch:
http://www.to-mk.com/ct3fn
D2, ANGOLA
João, CT2HPM, is now active as D2CT from Luanda until July 26th. Activity will be 20-10 meters using mostly PSK31 and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign.
EI, IRELAND
Olivier, ON4EI, will once again be active as EI8GQB and EI1A between July 7-31st. He plans to operate from his caravan using green energy. Olivier will activate the EI1A callsign during: - The IARU HF Worldchampionship Contest July 13-14th
- The CQ WW VHF Contest July 20-21st (on 50 MHz only)
- The RSGB IOTA Contest July 27-28th. His objective is to enjoy radio, run the contest with green energy only and score among the "TOP 10" world stations in the SOABLP category. You can follow his activities and antenna experimentation on:

http://www.qrz.com/db/EI8GQB
This is a very interesting QRZ.com page. There you will find a live information banner with on air frequencies and information. His equipment will consist of:
18m top loaded vertical monopole for 160-80m-40m bands + 32 radials.
3 elements East-West directional inverted V beam for 40m band.
200m long beverage RX antenna East-West directional.
2 Spiderbeam antennas for 20/15/10m bands.
Rigs are Elecraft K3+P3 & Kenwood TS2000 100W.
500Ah battery bank + 180W solar panel and 400W wind generator.
Also, live video streaming will be provided on:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ei8gqb
QSL via PA3249, direct or by the Bureau.
ET, ETHIOPIA
Ken, K4ZW, will once again be back in Addis Ababa between July 12-19th. He plans to operate from ET3AA, the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society (EARS) club station. He mentions to OPDX that most of his time will be spent on CW, but is going to try and be active on RTTY as well. Ken also states to look for ET3AA HQ station during the IARU HF World Championship (July 13-14th). QSLs go to N2OO. In fact, Bob is handling QSLs now for ET3AA, but he doesn't have all of the logs. There is a chart on the ET3AA QRZ.com Web page that lists the logs he does have.
FO/A & FO/M, AUSTRAL AND MARQUESAS ISLANDS
By the time you read this, Vadym, UT6UD (ex-A35UD and S21XV), will be active as FO/UT6UD from the Hiva Oa Island (OC-027), Marquesas Island, until 1500z, July 13th. He will then move onto Rurutu Island (OC-050), Austral Island. Vadym plans to be there between 0400z, July 15th and 1600z, July 22nd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. His equipment is a TS-590 and verticals. QSL via UT6UD, direct or by the Bureau.
FS, ST. MARTIN (Reminder)
Operators YL Kjerstin/AF6KJ and Travis/AF6WU will be finishing up their activity as PJ7/homecall from Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711) on July 9th, and then move onto St. Martin (NA-105, WLOTA 0383) to be active as FS/homecall between July 10-14th. Activity will be on multi-bands and multi-modes on HF according to the best available propagation. QSL both callsigns via AF6WU, direct or by the Bureau. Also eQSL, LoTW and Clublog. For direct QSLs, U.S. stations send 1 US stamp, 33 cents does it. DX stations send 1 USD or 1 IRC. Don't send him a standard envelope, the card is large, 4" x 5.25", and it won't fit.
FS, ST. MARTIN
Operators Randy/N0TG, Ron/AA4VK and Jeff/N1SNB will be active as FS/homecall from St. Martin (NA-105, WLOTA 0383) between October 24-31st. Activity will probably be like their PJ7 operation - a suitcase operation on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB, with wire antennas and 100 watts. The trio will be active as FS/N1SNB during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th). QSL "ALL" callsigns via AA4VK.
HC, ECUADOR
Mauro, IZ1DPS will be active as HC/IZ1DPS from Ecuador between now and January 12th, 2014. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via IK2DUW, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. NO eQSL.
II8, ITALY (LH Op!)
Members of the Calabria DX Team and ARI Villa S. Giovanni will be active as II8LH on July 13th, from the Punta Peaao Lighthouse (WAIL CL-007, ARLHS ITA-139). QSL via the Bureau to HB9FHZ (USKA Bureau). QSL via IK8YFU direct. E-QSL Authenticity is guaranteed. Also LoTW. For more info, see:
http://www.calabriadxteam.it
IOTA ACTIVATIONS
Eric, W4OTN/3, informs OPDX that he is currently planning on two IOTA DXpeditions: Smith Island (NA-140) and Hatteras (Pea) Island (NA-067). The DXpedition to Smith Island is up in the air due to him having to sail there, but the latter to Hatteras Island will definitely happen unless there is some hurricane that forces him to stay home. His plan is as follows:
NA-140 - Smith Island is a small island in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay. Available only by boat, he will be sailing there to operate from the marina using shore-based antennas and transceivers. Eric will provide an update as it gets closer to the time to make his way south. Operation will be over the last weekend in July 2013 for the annual RSGB IOTA Contest. Activity will most likely be 40-10 meters SSB. He may be able to do some CW, depending on how much practice he get before then.NA-067. Eric will be on vacation between August 4-10th on Hatteras Island. Operating will be vacation-style and he will try to be available on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. Eric knows this island group has been well represented in the past so he does not expect many pileups, but maybe he can work some rare ones himself!
QSL via LoTW, direct (w/SASE OR SAE and 1 IRC), or SKCC or the ARRL Bureau. Eric will update everyone on his Web page as time gets closer for these events to happen at:
http://www.w4otn.us/upcoming-iota-activations
IOTA ACTIVITY BY K6VVA (NA-004/NA-050/NA-172)
Rick, K6VVA, sent out the following info on June 30th [edited]: "The decision was just made about NA-172, NA-004 and NA-050.
Look at the NOAA Forecast graph at http://www.k6vva.com/iota/na172. Our planned dates for NA-172 were July 17-20th. NA-172 will unfortunately NOT happen this year - the "handwriting is on the wall". ;-(
A new 'Game Plan' for next year (2014) will involve new advance arrange- ments for a potentially MUCH longer stay on the mainland to wait out any solar issues. This will also be a more costly activation due to added 'Polar Bear Guard' protection cautionary measures including paying for the boat to remain at the Island with us in the event of a need for a QRQ Exit. 'Safety First' is the highest priority for Mike/K9AJ and myself. There are a lot of costly logistical matters to be rescheduled involving the NA-172 activation.
That's the situation. Ditto for NA-004. However, I will still make a THIRD attempt at NA-050 myself which is more 'turnkey' to accomplish, and not as much $$$ loss risk if solar condx take a dump on the way there, upon arrival or during the activation. ;-(

Stay tuned for more details, and check http://www.twitter.com/k6vva
for any updates.
FYI & 73,..... Rick, K 6 V V A * The Locust"
UPDATE FROM RICK: Rick was going to try to activate NA-050 this past weekend, but he had to postpone -- "Due to increased unexpected solar disturbances, Auroral Oval, potential NA-050 fog and now the likelihood of departure delays and missed connections due to the re-routing of many plane flights down to the San Jose Airport resulting from the unfortunate plane crash at nearby SFO airport, this trip is being (postponed) again."
Read the complete news release at: http://www.k6vva.com/iota/na050
IOTA NEWS
AF-046. Operators Nicola/CR9ABE, Jenny/CR9ABG, Xavier/CS9ABC and Ricardo/CT3KN will be active as CQ9D from Medeira Natural Park on Desertas Island between July 26-29th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. They will have a very modest setup (low power and verticals antennas). They also will participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via LoTW or direct to CT3KN.
AS-066. Vladimir, UA0LCZ, will be active as RI0NZ from Popov Island between July 22-29th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW. He will also be an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
AS-137. Members of the Nanjing Amateur Radio Club (NJARC) will be active as BA4WL/5 from Liuheng Island, in the Zhoushan Archipelago Group, Zhejiang Province, China, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). Operators mentioned are XU/BA8IK, Jiang/BD4WO, Yang/BD4WN, He/BH4RQU, BH4RJP, Chen/BH4RWX, Yu/BH4RZI and Liu/BD4WS. QSL direct only to BD4WO (2 USDs or 2 new IRCs).
EU-011. Members of the Cray Valley Radio Society team will once again activate St. Mary's Island in the Isles of Scilly during the IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as Multi-Op/Mixed-Mode/24HRS/High- Power entry. The team is usually there before the contest. In the past the team has operated on all HF bands prior to the contest using their callsigns/P. During the contest they will be active as M8C and after until they leave the Islands under their own callsigns. QSL via G4DFI, the QSL Manager of M8C and the Club callsign. Operators mentioned this year are Nobby/ G0VJG, Richard/G7GLW, Ian/M0UAT, Guy/G0UKN, Garo/G0PZA and Chris/G0FDZ.
EU-016. Operators Nicolò/IZ6TSA, Italo/IK6JNH and Andrea/IK6VXO will be active as 9A8DV from Drvenik Veli Island (IOCA-017) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via IK6VXO.
EU-038. Operators Berend/PA3FAL, Peter/PE1PKR and Eric/PE3V will be active as PE3V/p from Ameland Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/IOTA-DXpedition/24HRS/ Low-Power entry. QSL via PE3V.
EU-049. Tony, PY2DY, will be active as SY8APQ from Lesvos Island until July 31st. Activity will be on 20/15 meters. QSL via PY2DY direct or LoTW. (NO eQSL and NO Bureau)
EU-049. Isidoros, SV8GXQ, will be active with the special callsign SX8HOMER from Chios Island (GIOTA NAS-002) starting July 30th, for 15 days. Activity is to honor "Homer's" contribution to the "Greek Culture and History". Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign direct only.
EU-057. Joachim, DL5KUD, will once gain be active from Ruegen Island (O-07 for the German Islands Award) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW/Low-Power entry. QSL via DL5KUD. by the Bureau or OQRS.
EU-128. Francois, ON4LO, will be active as DL/ON4LO/p from Fehmarn Island (DID O-01, WLOTA 0637) between July 14-25th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-135. Anders, SM5EFX, will once again be active as SF2X/p from Ledskar Island (WLOTA 0291) between now and July 31st. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. His main focus will be an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July27-28th). QSL via SM5EFX, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-146. Operator Ron, ON6CQ, will once again be active as PA/ON6CQ from Schouwen Duiveland, Netherlands, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Mode-SSB/24HRS/High-Power entry. QSL via ON6CQ, by the Bureau (preferred), direct or LoTW.
EU-175. Nuno, CT1EEK, will be active as CR5R from Pico Island, Azores, between July 30th and August 5th. Activity will be holiday style on 20-10 meters, possibly 80/40 meters, using a TS-570 running 100 watts into a dipole or vertical. QSL via CT1EEK.
NA-059. Tim, NL8F, will be active as KL7RRC from Fox Islands throughout July, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC). QSL via N7RO and UA9OBA. RRC's Expeditions QSL Manager, Eugene, RZ3EC, will have a copy of the log to help with earning credit for the anniversary's diploma.
NA-181. Operators Klaus/VE7KDU and Frank/VE7DP will make another attempt to activate the Estevan Islands some time during July 11-15th. The operation will actually take place from Barnard Island; it is located about 80 miles west/southwest of the nearest accessible town. Reaching their destination will depend on the local weather and sea conditions. The plan is for a minimum 48-hour operation, activity on 30-15 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsign, by the Bureau or direct. ADDED NOTE: A brief activity (less than 24 hours) from one of the qualifying islands in the NA-061 group is also possible, immediately before or after NA-181 operation.
OC-158. (Special Event) By the time you read this, Ralph, H44RK, is expected to be active with the special callsign H44IND from Nggela Sule, Florida Islands. The special callsign is being used to celebrate the Solomon Island's 35th anniversary of independence. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB. QSL via NR6M.
OC-166. Adhi, YB3MM, will be active as YB3MM/7 from Derawan Island between July 26-28th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via IZ8CCW, direct or via the OQRS. Log will be on ClubLog.
OC-237. Budi, YF1AR, will be active as YF1AR/3 from the Sembilangan Lighthouse (ARLHS IDO-076, Admiralty K1158.2, NGA 23624), on Madura Islandbetween July 25-29th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using mainly SSB but with some CW and Digital modes. His operation also includes an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Equip- ment is a Yaesu FT-450 with 100w into a 3 element yagi and full size GP. QSL via N2OO. Log will be on ClubLog. For more details and updates, see: http://www.yf1ar.com
OC-255. Craig, VK5CE, will be active as VK5CE/4 from the totally uninhabited and very rare Red Island between October 16-21st. If like his Flinders Island operation, Craig's activities will be on 80-10 meters, with most of the operations being on 40/20/15m, using SSB and PSK. QSL via his home callsign. For more details and updates, watch Craig's Blog page at:
http://oc255.blogspot.com.au
J3, GRENADA
Operators Clarence/WX7E and Ron/WJ7R are planning to be active from Grenada (NA-024, WLOTA 0718) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW. Dates of stay, callsign(s) and activities outside of the contest were not announced yet.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 8-14th)
 Jul/08th AN      Jul/11th  AN      Jul/13th  AN
 Jul/09th AN      Jul/12th  AN      Jul/14th  AN
 Jul/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
LDXG IS BORN (Press Release)
Chris, DL1MGB, sent out the following on July 4th [edited]:
"During the 2013 Ham Radio Exhibition in Friedrichshafen the foundation of the Lagunaria DX Group (LDXG) was announced. Several operators founded together in 2007 when carrying out the VK9DNX DXpedition to Norfolk Island. The group also went to VK9DWX (Willis Island 2008) and ZL8X (Kermadec Islands 2010). And it was the technical and operational brains behind the radio operations of the TX5K Cordell-DXpedition to Clipperton Island in spring of 2013.The intention of the group is not to support other DXpeditions rather than to carry out its own ones. Besides having fun and going on DXpeditions as the main goals, the Lagunaria DX Group also supports international understanding, shares technical ideas with others and makes use of high and bullet-proof technical standards.
The group members (DJ5IW, DJ7EO, DJ9RR, DL1MGB, DL3DXX, DL5CW, DL5LYM, DL6FBL, DL8OH, DL8WPX and SP5XVY) are not only all known from a lot of DXpeditions in the past, but also as passionate contesters of the Bavarian Contest Club (BCC).
After several discussions in Friedrichshafen the group already started with planning a new one. More information about this will be available soon.
Please have a look at the homepage of the Lagunaria DX Group
http://lagunaria-dx-group.org/
to learn more about the group and its history and their DXpeditions."
LY80, LITHUANIA (Special Event)
Look for the following stations to be active through July 31st. Lithuanian and Polish hams will operate special event stations to mark the 80th anniversary of the Lithuanian pilots Darius and Girenas flight across Atlantic Ocean. See the following URLs for more details:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lituanica
http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lituanica
The LRMD (Lithuanian Amateur Radio Society) will issue a special pennant to those operators and SWLs who fulfill the following conditions:
— EU stations 10 different special event LY80 and 5 different special event SN80 stations (also HF80LOT, 3Z80LOT) stations. Total 15 QSOs with different special events stations.
— DX stations 5 different special event LY80 and 3 different special event SN80 stations (also HF80LOT, 3Z80LOT) stations. Total 8 QSOs with different special events stations.
Lithuanian stations mentioned are:
  LY80DG (via LY1RMD)     LY80L (via LY5A)       LY80U (via LY5O) 
  LY80B (via LY3Q)        LY80M (via LY2MM)      LY80X (via LY3X)
  LY80E (via LY3NX)       LY80N (via LY2KM)      LY80Y (via LY3BY)
  LY80G (via LY2GV)       LY80Q (via LY4Q)       LY80Z (via LY8O)
  LY80H (via LY1H)        LY80S (via LY4TB)
  LY80K (via LY1K)        LY80T (via LY2QT)


  Polish stations mentioned are:
  HF80LOT        SN80JJY        SN80SNU
  3Z80LOT        SN80KTR        SN80PRK
  SN80LOT        SN80MNG        SN80SNU
  SN80AAG        SN80MNK        SN80TAW
  SN80FMW        SN80PRK        SN80WWS
More information about Polish hams activities to mark this event, please see:
http://sites.google.com/site/sp1pmy/home/zlot-pszczelnik-2013
NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Yuriy, N2TTA, will once again be active from here, but as NP2P during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.
OX, GREENLAND
Operators Pat/N2IEN, Ray/W2RE and Lee/WW2DX will be active as OX/homecall from Narsarsuaq between July 11-15th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. They plan to use verticals. QSL via their home callsigns. Also, look for them to participate in the IARU HF World Championships (July 13-14th) as OX2DX. QSL via LoTW.
OY, FAROE ISLAND (Update)
Ulf, DL3UB, will be active as OY/DL3UB from the Faroe Islands between July 29th and August 9th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters on CW, but with a focus on the 30/17/12 meter bands. QSL via this home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
PJ4, BONAIRE
Frank, PH2M, will be active as PJ4M from Kralendijk, Bonaire (SA-006), between September 13-26th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign (only the 2013 operation), preferred by the Bureau or direct.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For July 4th)
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3Z3P via SQ9PPO             HB0/OE6ETF/P via OE6ETF   LY80Z via LY8O
  3Z80LOT via SP1KRF          HB0/OE9HRV/P via OE9HRV   LZ1722SN via LZ1KCP
  5C5C via 6K5YPD             HB0/PA2HW via PA2HW       LZ20RRC via RZ3EC
  9A282AA via 9A2AA           HB0/PD1RP via PD1RP       MX0EPC via LZ3HI
  9A283B via 9A1AA            HF19BSC via SQ6DGB        OH0/DK2OO via DK2OO
  9A283KS via 9A3KS           HF80LOT via SP1PMY        OK/SQ9SHR/P via SQ9SHR
  9A283ST via 9A3ST           HG5FIRAC via HA5BSW       OK8DCC via DL3DCC
  9H3TI via DL2AAZ            J49C via SV9COL           OL1150CM via OK2KYD
  CO6LE via EA5GL             LX/OO6P via ON6ZV         OU2W via OZ1ETA
  DU1/JA3FJE via JA3FJE       LY80B via LY3Q            OZ30EU via OZ8IE
  EA6/OE6HRF/P via OE6HRF     LY80DG via LY1RMD         PA/DL1SBF via DL1SBF
  EA8/DL3GCS via EA8/DL3GCS   LY80E via LY3NX           PA6XX via PF0R
  EI/G7RAU/P via G7RAU        LY80G via LY2GV           R400T via RA3UAG
  EN1025UB via UR5UB          LY80H via LY1H            R44WFF via RA3AKF
  EO73U via UT7UU             LY80K via LY1K            RU27LU via UA4L
  ER/KL1A via RW3AH (d)       LY80L via LY5A            SG0U via SM3CXS
  GB4AFD via (B)              LY80M via LY2MM           SJ3SOP via SA3BYC
  HB0/4Z5LA via 4Z5LA         LY80N via LY4Q            SN100ZHPZ via SP9PGM
  HB0/DL8CX via DL8CX         LY80S via LY4TB           SN80JJY via SP1JJY
  HB0/DM7PCH via DM7PCH       LY80T via LY2QT           ST2SF via K0YAK
  HB0/F8CZI/P via F8CZI       LY80U via LY5O            TK/F6BVA via F6BVA
  HB0/OE5HCE/P via OE5HCE     LY80X via LY3X            UE10RFF via RG5G
  HB0/OE5REO/P via OE5REO     LY80Y via LY3BY
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
OLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 11100 old QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site contains:
- The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2004 to 2011) with more than 300 QSLs
- At least one card for each 60 deleted DXCC countries (more than 1500+ QSLs)
- Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more than 3900+ QSLs)
- Album for stations from North Africa 1945-1962 (400+ QSLs)
- More than 850 QSLs from the Antarctic bases.
- Nearly 270 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises).
- More than 300 QSLs for the rare French Pacific Islands such as FK/C, FO/C, FO/A, FO/M, FO/C and FW
- Nearly 100 cards from Eparses Islands such as FR/B/E/G/J/T
- The FG, FM, FP, FS, FY stations from 1945 to 1970
- More than 1500 cards for the old timer with more than 130 countries before 1945.
- Cards from the French Department before 1945.
- At least one card from each of the states in the U.S. before 1945.

The URL address for the Web site is: http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr
Some cards are still needed for the collection, and your particip- ation is welcome. Please visit their site and give them your comments by sending an E-mail to:LesNouvellesDX@free.fr
SPECIAL NOTE: A new album with more than 250 cards for ITU commemor- ative station is online and you can visit at this address:
http://lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerie/galerie.php?page=listitu
PLEASE NOTE (Especially for USA and Brazil): During the year 1974 and 1975, a large number of 'ITU' stations were active and you can find on the web pages a list of QSLs needed. Your help is STRONGLY needed as usual.
QSL CORRECTION. Please note for the coming 9X0XA and 9X0NH during the upcoming CQWW DX CW Contest, the QSL info is as follows: QSL 9X0XA via G3SWH and 9X0NH via G3RWF (not G3SWH).
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4A3RRC, 5W1SA, A61AS, A92GE, HP1/IZ6BRN, JE2PMC, KH0XH, OF3I and PJ4LS
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3D2XC, 7P8ZM, 8Q7DV, C98RF, FO8WBB, HP1/S54ZZ, JT1AA/3, JT1CO, K6VVA/KL7, KH2L, PT0S, SV2ASP/A, UA9FAR, VR2XMT, XE1RBV and ZD7VC
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5R8UO, 9L0W, B3C, C50C, MD0CCE, IS0/DL6NDW, P4/DF7ZS, P40Z, PJ2/DL8OBQ, S79A, S79NEN, ST0R, T70A and V55V
SW9, CRETE
Gordon, MM0GOR, will be active as SW9GG from Crete Island (EU-015) between July 23-30th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via his home callsign to the RSGB Bureau.
TO7, REUNION ISLAND (Early Announcement)
Members from the F6KOP Radio Club team will be active as TO7CC from Reunion Island (AF-016) between February 5-17th, 2014. Activity will be on all bands and modes, with an emphasis on the lower bands and RTTY. More details will be forthcoming.
TK9, CORSICA
Sebastian, IK2WZM, will be active as TK9ZM from Corsica Island between September 2-8th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign. For more details and updates, watch:
http://www.mdxc.org/tk9zm
VP2E, ANGUILLA
Don, W5SQK, will be active as VP2EAF from Meads Bay, Anguilla (NA-022), between July 8-16th. He states that this is a fixed operation from the hotel room and portable from the beach using a buddipole. Log will be uploaded to LoTW when he returns home. QSL via his home callsign W5SQK.
W4DXCC DX AND CONTEST CONVENTION (Press Release) [edited]
"The W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention is the South East's largest and best attended ham radio event for 9 years running. Located at the MainStay Suites in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, September 27-28th. A full schedule of popular presenters speak on DX and Contest subjects throughout the main convention with prize drawings between presenters, drinks and snacks included. Equipment manufac- turers are on hand to demonstrate new products and answer your equipment questions face to face. A banquet rounds out the day where the grand prizes are drawn.The Ten Tec Hamfest is Saturday 28th starting before the convention. Both hamfest and convention can be attended on Saturday.
A full range of shopping for the family is located nearby along with water parks, go cart tracks and Dollywood for the kids. Bring the family for a wonderful weekend full of Fun.
Check out the WEB site for more details, filling fast, book early www.W4DXCC.com...... Thanks in advance,
73 de Dave Anderson, K4SV"
YB, INDONESIA
Bert, PD1SA, will be active as YB1/PD1SA from Indonesia between August 30th and September 28th. Activity will be mostly on 20 meters SSB, but he tells OPDX that he may also be on 80 and 40 meters. He will use a Yaesu FT-857 into a "fine wire antenna". QSL via his home callsign. 
ADDED NOTE: Bert informs OPDX that he will also be back in Indonesia next year (2014), possibly March or April for 2 months.
Z80, SOUTH SUDAN
Operators Massimo/Z81B and Diya/Z81D will be using the special callsign Z80ID for one day on July 9th, to celebrate South Sudan's "Independence Day". Activity will be on all HF bands, depending on open propagtion, using SSB. QSL via OM3JW.


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