DX Bulletin No. 1159
April 21, 2014
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, N1RR, NC1L, NJ1Q & W1AW, WA2HMM, N3SL, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5GS, WB6RSE, K8BL, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9HBH, W9ILY, AT International, BD4CZX, DH7WW, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, E21EIC, EA8CNR, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IZ8IYX, ON4CAS, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3LYC and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR
My family and I would like to wish a "Happy Easter" to those who celebrate this special and holy holiday. This year is a very special holiday for my wife and I because we would also like to congratulate our daughter and son-in-law on their new arrival and our second grandchild (first granddaughter) "Lilly Grace" - born (while I was watching my grandson and putting the finish touches on last week's bulletin) April 13th, 9 lbs 11 oz. and 21 1/4 in. long....
73 de Tedd KB8NW/4
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 13th-April, through Sunday, 20th-April there were 224 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 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, CY0, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, 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".
3D2, FIJI ISLANDS
Operators Rocco/DG5AA, Rich/DK8YY and Dieter/DL1AWD will be active as 3D2RH from the Fiji Islands between April 23rd and May 4th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL for this activation only via DH7WW - by the Bureau or direct (not via OE1ZKC/JH4RHF).
5J0, SAN ANDRES (Reminder)
By the time you read this, Tim, LW9EOC, will be active as 5J0T from San Andres Island (NA-033) until April 25th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign.
7P, LESOTHO (Update)
Just a reminder/update that operators Frosty/K5LBU, San/K5YY, Dick/K9APW, Joel/N5JR, Joel/G8APB, Marco/HB9OCR and Roger/ZS6RJ will be active as 7P8CF, 7P8YY, 7P8RL, 7P8JR, 7P8CP, 7P8MH and 7P8RJ, respectively, from Roma in the Maseru District (WW Loc. KG30) between April 22nd and May 1st. Activity will be on all bands and modes using 2X Kenwood TS-590s, 1X Yaesu FTDX 3000D, 2X Expert 1K-FA's, 1X Expert 2F-FA, 1X Tennadyne T6 Log Per., 2X NA4RR Hexbeams and 1 X Inverted L for lowbands. QSL via operator's home callsign or listen for operators' instructions. For more details and updates, visit:
Masa, JA0RQV, will once again be active from Tonga. This time he will activate Niuatoputapu Island (OC-191) at the very small northern end of Tongan territory, and will signing as A35JP/P between May 28th and June 3rd. Operations will be on 80-6 meters using CW and SSB. His equipment is an IC-7000 (w/100W) into a vertical antenna. Activity will be limited and much is depending on the availability of electric power since there is no commercial electric power at all. He must find a gen- erator or car battery. In case his flight is cancelled, Masa will be active from Vava'u Island (OC-064) or Tongatapu Island (OC-049) instead. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, direct (SASE w/1 IRC) or LoTW. For more details and updates, visit his Blog page at:
Members of the Amateur Radio Union of Las Palmas (EA8URL) on Gran Canaria Island plan the following various activities during the Spring/Summer of this year:
May 3-12th - Callsign AM8RC; Special callsign for the 150th anniversary of the Red Cross, activated EA8URL partners Indicative.BEST COMMUNICATION AWARD (by DxCoffee)
May 9th - Assembly
May 11th - Callsign AM8RC; Close of business on any day of Radio from URL
May 17-18th - Callsign EF8U; His Majesty the King of Spain CW Contest.
June 6th - Conference on "Radiant Systems" by Juan Flores, EA8AYU
June 28-29th - Callsign EF8U; His Majesty the King of Spain SSB Contest.
July 19-20th - Callsign EF8U; National Competition CNCW Telegraph
August 16-17th - Callsign AO8LH; International Weekend Lighthouse (GDXGC and EA8URL)
August 30th to
September 14th - Callsign AO8BWC; Special callsign for the World Basketball Championship, activated EA8URL partners. Las Palmas city hosted the World Basketball
September 14th - Callsign AO8BWC; Close of business on any day of Radio from URL
September 27-28th - Callsign EF8U; CQ WW RTTY Contest
The following was a press release: DxCoffee has created an Award aimed at Dxpeditions. As you know, there are already several awards of this kind. Our Award, though, takes into account only the Communication aspect of a Dxpedition, that is, we mean to award the Dxpedition that has communicated with the ham community in the best way, providing "information" about its operation. By "information" we mean a bit of everything: from daily reports, to pictures, videos, forums, propagation hints, on line logs, advices on how to work the Dxpedition, etc. Clearly, most of these functions are implemented through the main instrument: the Dxpedition website, but other channels can also be used, such as bullettins sent by pilots or qsl managers or mailing lists. Every year, we will award a Dxpedition that has taken place in the preceding year. This year, we will present this Award for the first time at the Dxcoffee Party in Milazzo, Sicily, on May 17-18th. These are the rules of this award:
1) The online magazine DxCoffee (Authorization & Registration: Court of Vibo Valentia -Italy n. 3, March 20, 2012) establishes the "Best Communications Award By DxCoffee."* Transient rule: the first Award will be presented in 2014 to a 2013 DxPedition.
2) The prize is located at the Office of the Publisher for DxCoffee (Association LineaPunto).
3) DxCoffee calls a Committee for the "Best Communication Award by DxCoffee", presided over by an Award Manager and DxCoffee's Chief Editor. Members of the Committee are the DxCoffee staff members and those who forward their application to the Committee's Presidency.
4) The Committee annually presents the "Best Communication Award" to the best DxPedition (team or a single operator) among the operations that took place during the preceding year.
5) Operations to be evaluated include those that have been most diligent in managing and promulgating information through the means of communi- cation and have shown a marked communications ability (website, use of languages, press releases, bulletins, blogs, articles, pictures, logos, news usability, etc...).
6) The Committee shall make public the reasons for Award selection.
7) Under special circumstances, more than one Award could be presented for the same year.
8) All decisions are final.
9) The Award is presented free of charge.
10) DxCoffee institutes the "Best Communication Award" honor roll.
Chief Editor Pasquale La Gamba IZ8IYX / K8IYX
Award Manager Fabrizio Valdirosa IU0BMP
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
Champ, E21EIC, informs OPDX, "I am going back home in Southern Thailand and I will operate as E21EIC/8 between April 19-25th. QSL via E21EIC."
EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS
By the time you read this, Francois, ON4LO, should be active as EA6/ON4LO/P from Mallorca Island (EU-005) until May 15th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB. He also plans to activate different lighthouses on the island. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
HERITAGE DAY 2014 (Without any borders)
Being one of the most important heritage events in Flanders and Brussels, the 2014 Heritage Day will be held on April 27th. This year's motto is "without any borders".
With the slogan "A World of Dits and Dahs" the Belgian IARU Society UBA takes part in this event emphasizing Morse code as cultural heritage.
Between April 15th and May 14th, ten special event stations will be active from various locations: OS10M, OS11M, OS12M, OS13M, OS14M, OS15M, OS16M, OS17M, OS18M and OS19M. QSL cards will automatically be sent out via the QSL Bureau. An online log is available at
Award requirements: Your Number of different QTH OS1xM stations needed ---------- --------------------- Belgium 7 Europe, except Belgium 5 Outside Europe 3To apply for the award, simply send your log extract via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 30th, 2014. Awards will be sent via e-mail after conclusion of the event.
HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (NA-096)
By the time you read this, Juergen, DL4SDW, will be active as homecall/HI3 from the Villa Gonzales until May 15th. His activity on the HF bands will be mostly CW using 100 watts into wire antennas. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau (preferred) or direct.
AS-143. A group of Chinese hams will be active from the rare Yongxing Island, Paracel Islands, sometime between April 21st and May 10th. The actual operation period depends on the schedule of the ship. Only one radio is allowed to be on the air 24 hours around the clock due to the limit of operators by the local authority. The assigned callsign will be B7CRA. Operators mentioned are Terry/BA7NQ, Che/BA7CK, De/BA7JA, Dick/BD7YC, Lin/BI7IOB and Vange/BA7IO. Equipment listed: 2xICOM 756PRO3 with 2x1KFA, 2xSB and 1 GP. QSL via BA4EG.
EU-032. Didier, F4ELJ, will be active as F4ELJ/P from Oleron Island (DIFM AT-025) between May 3-10th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
EU-047. Oliver, DK7TX, will be active as DK7TX/P from Spiekeroog Island between June 11-17th. Activity will be mostly on 20/15/10 meters. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or eQSL.
OC-218. Operators Cezar/VE3LYC and Johan/PA3EXX will attempt to activate Matthew Island for a period of 4 days during the 10 days of September. The licensing authority of New Caledonia has approved for this operation the special callsign TX4A. Last operation from this IOTA took place 17 years ago, and the group is in demand by 94% of the IOTA members. Due to the remote location of this island, sailing from Noumea to Matthew Island return is expected to take 5 days. This will be not only a very difficult, but also very expensive project. The team is actively looking for financial support from groups and individuals who wish to assist in defraying some of the project costs. Donations can be sent to Cezar by PayPal at email@example.com or by mail. All contributions will be acknowledged on the expedition Web site, which will be available in due course.
OC-109. A team of four to five operators led by John/YB5NOF and Anton/ YB5QZ are planning to activate Tambelan Islands as YE5T starting around May 10th for 10 days. Some of the team may also activate Natuna Selatan Islands (OC-109) during this time. QSL via W2FB, direct or by the Bureau.
NORTH/SOUTH AMERICAN AND GREY NOMAD DX VACATION
To celebrate 31 years of DXing, Mal, VK6LC, will start a Northern American tour for 34 days through the W6, W7, W9 and W4 areas between May 1-31st, signing area/VK6LC on an Amtrak Railway on 146.520 MHz FM. He will then join up with Pedro, HK3JJH, in what they are calling a "Grey Nomad DX Vacation" to celebrate their 20 year reunion of DXing for the month of June. Mal will be in South America for 42 days. These two well known retired Island DXpeditioners will then travel and activate the Amazon as HK9 and the San Andres, HK0. Mal's tentative schedule is as follows:
June 5-9th - HK9/VK6LC, the Amazon Jungle, Colombia.OFFICERS FOR 2014-2015
June 13-17th - HK0/VK6LC, San Andres, Colombia.
June 18-24th - HK3/VK6LC, Bogota, Colombia.
June 26-29th and July 9-12th - CE3/VK6LC, Santiago, Chile.
July 1-7th - PT7/VK6LC, Fortaleza, Brazil.
On Monday, April 7th, the members of Northern Ohio DX Association (NODXA) re-elected and elected (*) the following to serve as officers between May 2014 and April 2015:
President: Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW *Vice President: Dennis Jakubisin, WB8K Secretary: Glenn Williams, AF8C Treasurer: Mary Michaelis, N8DMM Newsletter Editor: David Autry, WD8IOUFor more information about NODXA, check out the NODXA's Web site and FaceBook pages at:
John, W2GD, will be active as P44W from Aruba (SA-036) during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. He will be there between May 22-28th. Operations outside of the contest are usually on 160/80m and 30/17/12 meters as time permits. Watch 160m on the hour and 80m on the half hour. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2MM, Bureau cards are no longer accepted as of 12/31/2013. Logs will be loaded on LoTW upon his return to the USA.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (April 21-27th)
Apr/21st AN Apr/24th AN Apr/26th AN Apr/22nd AN Apr/25th AN Apr/27th AN Apr/23rd 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=6-9 100-400QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (April 16th) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- BA7CK via BA4TB HC2SL via HD2A TM8BIRD via F5INJ DP3D via DK3KD (d) HF0JP2S via SQ8GBE VI2ATZ50 via VK2ATZ EG7SCM via EA7URM HG45HS via HA5HS XE2/AE5KC via AE5KC EH4GT via EA4TE OS16M via ON1DX EH6ARD via EA6QY SV0XAF/8 via HB9EBC (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only (O) OQRS onlyA35V/A35X QSLING. Chris and Keith should be home, or very near, by the time you read this. Final logs will be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW upon their return. Many log correction requests have been received by Chris and Steve, N3SL, their Manager. We will take care of the edits, don't worry. The OQRS option via ClubLog will NOT be enabled until later in the year - likely November or December. In the meantime, those who wish to use PayPal for direct cards may do so to "siouxdx
VU4K QSLS. Krish, W4VKU (aka VU4K), is doing some redesigning of his VU4K QSL cards. He estimates at least a 3 to 4 week turn around on the new proof. If it is ok, he will approve it. When the printer returns the finished cards to him, he will start sending them out. He suggests to read/review his QSL procedures at the QRZ.com site for VU4K.
ZL7AAA 10M SSB QSO TIME GLITCH. If you have been puzzled or wondering why your 10m QSO is not in the log and cannot get a QSL via the OQRS, OPDX was informed about a log glitch in the ZL7AAA 10m QSO times. The operator used local time in the log instead of Zulu. ClubLog is rejecting QSOs if Zulu time is used/input for the OQRS.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5H3MB, A35X, CT1DKS, DM5BB, FT5ZM, FW5JJ, G3LHJ, JA9BFN, JR2TER, LX1ER, OH3OJ/8, OK2BZ, PA0MJM, S9TF, T33A, VE2DDZ, VK9MT, VK9X/K7CO and XZ1J
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5H1Z/3, EA9/DL2RNS, EP3HF, EX8MLE, FT5ZM, HL5FUA, J38XX, J79WTA, JD1BOI, JI5RPT/6, MJ/K8PT, VP5/N0AT, VP2MXI, WT6H, XZ1J and YJ0OU
5B4AII, 7O2A, A65BR, DE0WAF, DE6SWR, DG4YIR, DS1QMV, DS2KGJ, HC2AO, HC2/RC5A, JA0SEH, JA1RJU, JA1VLK, JA5FFJ, JE1CCD, JE2UAZ, JG2NIR, JM1FHL, JM1IGJ, JR6EZE, JT1CA, JT7WFF, JT50SSB, KH6SAT, RI1ANF, RI1ANP, RJ3AA, SQ7KGA, SU9AF, TA7/R3GM, UB0CAF, UB3AEB, and YE0HQ
S0, WESTERN SAHARA (Update)
Naama, S01A, has delayed his activity until early May because he did not receive the new equipment and antennas in time. Operators S01A, S01WS (club station "Amateur Radio Union Sahrawi") and S01AH are expected to receive their equipment at the end of April. Having over- come the technical and installation of multiple antennas problems, the maximum expected operating bands will be on 80-6 meters. They will be using three bazooka antennas, one for 60 meters. Naama apologizes for the short activity on March 9th. An equipment failure prevented him from continuing his activity. It is important to note that this DXpedition from the "Radio Club Amateur Radio Union of Sahrawi" (URS) is to help the Sahrawi operators develop their hobby on minimum technical conditions. Operators Naama/S01A, Man/S01AH and the URS/S01WS will operate on 60 meters, on 5366.5, 5371.5, 5380.5, 5398.5 and 5403.5 kHz USB. Naama and Man have a license to operate CW on this band on 5.368, 5.373, 5.382 and 5.405 kHz. It is suggested to watch the following for updates and news:
An Italian group calling themselves "NOLOGO Independent DXers" will be on a "Springbreak Expedition" operating as TK1R from Corsica between April 30th and May 4th. Operators mentioned are Tony/IZ2ESV, Andrea/IZ2LSC, Ivano/I2RFJ, Bruno/IW3HXR, Claudio/IK3HAR and Alberto/IV3BSY. Activity will have an emphasis on the Digital modes and the 30/17/12m bands. The group also plans to be an entry in the ARI International DX Contest (May 3-4th). QSL via IK2DUW. Look for more details and updates on theQRZ.comQRZ.com page.
Julien, F4FJZ, will be active as TK4QL from Corsica between May and October. Activity will be mostly mobile as TK4QL/M with operations on 17/15/12/10 meters using his FT-840 with 100 watts and a mobile antennas. Listen for QSL info or check QRZ.com. His home callsign on QRZ.com states QSL only direct or eQSL.
VK9MT (Final Press Release - Mellish Reef 2014)Dated April 17th [edited]:
VK9MT Mellish Reef was activated on 30th March at 04:34z with ZL4PW first in the log and went QRT on 4th April at 1353z with JL1MTY closing the log.Our decision to leave the island didn’t come easily; safety was always the first priority. Just as the last QSO was made it became clear we could not remain on the island another day. It was 01:00 (local) when the rain began. The wind was blowing at about 35 - 40 knots; we had water infil- trating the operating tents and the antennas were taking a severe beating. Over the 6 days we were on the island the weather grew progressively worse each day.
After a short meeting the on-island operators decided to QRT and begin packing the equipment in pelican cases for protection. We spent the next several hours packing equipment using head and hand torches.
When the Zodiac arrived for the 6AM shift change we began taking down the antennas and tents. Once the storm was officially declared Cyclone Ita there was no question we made the correct decision.
Our 10 day goal was 80,000 QSOs and as much RTTY as possible. In 5 days we made 40,000 Qs which put us on track for the original target.
ClubLog QSO summary:
Europe 36.1%, Asia 29.8%, North America 29.1%, Oceania 3.4%, South
America 1.2% and Africa 0.4%.
Modes: CW 61%, SSB 30.5% and RTTY 8.6%
All Time New One: All modes 26.1%
Unique Calls: 32.1%
The team of eleven operators and five boat crew worked well together. The measure of success isn’t how well one follows the plan but instead how we react to the unplanned. The weather required significant plan changes. Until we arrived at the reef the skipper was unable to determine if nighttime travel to and from the reef was possible. As it turned out, because of the many coral heads, the reef could only be travelled during daylight hours when the underwater coral was visible.
We watched Mellish Reef weather for weeks before leaving but Cyclone Ita required us to improvise, adapt and overcome. We knew things would get worse as reports of death and destruction came in from the Solomon Islands.
While disappointed, we are happy to have given ATNOs, band fills and to have put people on the Honor Roll and Top of the Honor Roll.
We appreciate the support from the corporate sponsors, foundations, clubs and the individual donors. When the books are closed we’ll provide an accounting to the clubs and foundations.
The team received many e-mails from the global DX community; we thank you for your concern, kind words and understanding.
Logs, QSLs and LoTW: Our QSL Manager Tim, M0URX, reports he’s made great progress with busted and missing calls. ClubLog is up to date with the most current logs, and is updated as problems are resolved.
LoTW will be uploaded at the time this Press Release is distributed.
It is estimated that the actual QSL cards will be in the mail by the end of July.
Those donating $50USD or more do not have to request their QSL; Tim will handle this for you.
Upcoming Hamfest Season: Several members of the VK9MT on-island team will be attending the Dayton Hamvention and the Friedrichshafen Ham Radio - International Exhibition for Radio Amateurs, as well as local ham club meetings and conventions.
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W100, UNITED STATES (Special Event)
On Tuesday, April 22nd, a team of operators will activate W100AW on 30-10 meters using CW as propagation permits. There will be two sessions. First from approximately 1400-1600z and the second from 1700-1945z. QSL via LoTW. For paper QSLs: Please do not send any QSL cards for W1AW/x portable operations, W100AW, or W1HQ to ARRL via the Bureau. While they appreciate the thought, they do not have room to store or file them and would rather you have fun working all the Centennial stations. Use the link below to request cards to be sent to you via the Bureau:
At its annual meeting held at the 2014 International DX Convention in Visalia, California, the Board of Directors elected the following directors and officers:
Ward Silver, N0AX, President and Director
Fred Laun, K3ZO, Vice-President and Director
Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Treasurer and Director
Kip Edwards, W6SZN, Secretary and Director
Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director
Bob Vallio, W6RGG, Director
The YASME Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to conduct scientific and educational projects related to Amateur Radio, including DXing (long distance communication) and the introduction and promotion of Amateur Radio in developing countries. For additional infor- mation about The YASME Foundation, visit our website at www.yasme.org.
Ward Silver, N0AX, President
The YASME Foundation
Board of Directors:
Fred Laun, K3ZO, Director and Vice-President
Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Director and Treasurer
Kip Edwards, W6SZN, Director and Secretary
Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director
Mac McHenry, W6BSY, Director
Bob Vallio, W6RGG, Director
The YW0A team announced on April 16th, that their co-leader YV5RED received a phone call from Navy Authorities confirming their sailing date. Details will be released once the team receives their return date. It is suggested to watch the following media Web pages for updates at:
DXpedition's Web page - http://www.avesisland.info
4M5DX Group's Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/4M5DX
4M5DX Group's Twitter page - https://twitter.com/4m5dxgroup
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