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OPDX Bulletin 1161 May 5, 2014

OPDX Bulletin 1161 May 5, 2014
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1161
BID: $OPDX.1161
May 5, 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, N1WON, NJ1Q & W1AW, W2GB, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W5JON, WB6RSE, AC7DX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, E21EIC, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3XTT, GM3VLB, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IZ8EDJ, M5RIC, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PT7WA, PY3DF, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), XE3N and YF1AR for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 27th-April, through Sunday, 4th-May there were 223 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, D4, 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, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, 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, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, 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".
3B8, MAURITIUS (Update/Remider)
By the time you read this, Robert, M0RCX, should be active as 3B8/M0RCX from Mauritius until May 28th. He informed OPDX several weeks ago (OPDX.1146) that his trip to Mauritius is more as a tourist with his family and not seen as a DXpedition. His power will be limited to 100 watts, and he hopes to have a hexbeam, a wire beam for 6m (possibly made from the island's bamboo), as well as a delta loop and long wire available for his activity. His operating position will be close to the city center of Port Louis in the North West of the Island. He does plan/hopes to operate at least 3 hours a day on the following HF Phone bands: 40/20/17/15/12/10 meters. He is also planning to operate on some PSK and JT65 making some contacts with low to modest power levels (NO amp). Robert has been asked about moonbounce over the horizon but thinks this may be optimistic with only 100 watts. He will set up a schedule on QRZ.com under 3B8M0RCX. He has already posted suggested frequencies on his FaceBook page: CW - 7012, 10116, 14012, 18086, 21012, 24906 and 28012 kHz
SSB - 7095, 14210, 18120, 21255, 24945 and 28440 kHz
RTTY - 7040, 10137, 14077, 18106, 21098, 24920 and 28110 kHz
PSK - 7035, 10132, 18100, 21080, 24920 and 28120 kHz
6m - 50102/CW and 50115/SSB Robert also mentions, "I plan to live over there in about four years so hopefully I'll get a feel for it. QTH is inland about a mile from the ocean but there is a mountain behind me (east) this is why I wish to push my signals over to the west." QSL via M0RCX, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL. For updates and pictures, check out his FaceBook and Twitter pages:
https://www.facebook.com/3b8m0rcx
https://twitter.com/3B8M0rcx
3D2, FIJI
Aki, JA1NLX, will be active as 3D2YA from Mana Island (OC-121) in the Mamanuca group between October 3-9th. Activity will be on 30-10 meters using mainly CW and some SSB/Digital, if possible. QSL via JA1NLX, direct or via the OQRS. DO NOT SEND VIA THE BUREAU. NO IRC. For more details, see:
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~yy7a-ysd/3D2YA_2014.htm
4K, AZERBAIJAN
Jeff, N6GQ, will be active as 4K9Z from here between June 20-25th. No other details were provided. QSL via LoTW.
7Q, MALAWI
Operators Karl/DK2WV and Heino/DJ9AF will be active as 7Q7WV from Radio Dinosaur FM at the Karonga Museum between May 6-21st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies: 1827 (1817 JA only), 3507 and 7007 kHz. QSL via DK2WV for direct (see Web page). An OQRS will be available for direct, Bureau or LoTW. Visit their Web page at:
http://www.mdxc.org/7q7vw
C6, BAHAMAS
Jay, K2TTT, will be active as C6ATT from Cable Beach, New Providence Island (NA-001) between June 7-21st. Activity will be holiday style on 40-6 meters. Jay can usually be found in the ARRL VHF Contest (June 14-16th). QSL via K2TTT.
DAYTON HAMVENTION NEWS (Press Release)
The SouthWest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) has announced the final details on the 29th annual DXDinner and the DX Forum; both held in conjunction with the 2014 Dayton Hamvention®.
The DXDinner will be on Friday, May 16th, 2014, at the Dayton Marriott, 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409. There will be a cash bar starting at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 7:00. Following the meal, there will be a separate room and cash bar available for more fellowship. There will be drawings at the end of the dinner for major prizes. Dave Collingham, K3LP, will be the keynote speaker. The CQ Hall of Fame will announce their next inductees, the 2014 DXPedition of the Year will be announced and there just might be an additional surprise or two! This is an excellent opportunity to meet new hams and to renew old acquaintances as well as to learn about past DXpeditions and those in the planning stages.
The DXForum will be held on Saturday, May 17th, in Forum Room 1 at Hara Arena. The program will include "K9W - Wake Island" by John Miller, K6MM; "T33A - Banaba Island" by Dr. Jay Garlitz, AA4FL; "VU7AG - Lakshadweep Island" by Krish Kanakasapapathi, W4VKU/VU2VKU and "FT5ZM - Amsterdam Island" by Dr. Ralph Fedor, K0IR. Raffle tickets will be available to have a chance to win a Yaesu FT-1200.
"Come and See, Come and Learn, Come and have a Good Time."
For more information and to order dinner tickets, visit
WWW.SWODXAEVENTS.ORG and follow us on Twitter (@SWODXA)
E20, THAILAND
Champ, E21EIC, informs OPDX that he received a new club callsign E20AX (hosted by E21EIC's station) from the NBTC this past week. This new callsign will be used for training new hams, contests and guest operators. QSL via E21EIC (OQRS) and LoTW.
EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS
Hellmuth, DF7XE, will once again be active as EA6/DF7XE from the Isla de Formentera (EU-004, DIE E-024, MIA MB-002, WLOTA LH-1148), May 14-26th. Activity will be holiday style on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, PSK31 and RTTY, with 100 watts into a vertical. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
ET, ETHIOPIA
Ulli, DL9WVM, continues to be active from the ET3AA club station in Addis Ababa until May 7th. Activity has been CW only and mainly on 15 meters. QSL ET3AA via N2OO (QSL Manager).
GM, SCOTLAND (Update/SCOTIA Islands Op)
Andre, GM3VLB (ex-5Z4KL), SCOTIA expedition leader, will team up with Alex, G0DHZ, to spend 3 weeks activ- ating Scottish Islands starting May 5th. Andre informs OPDX that they may activate anywhere between 9 to 14 islands. Almost all activations are dependent on WX permitting, transportation and tides. Some of the islands mentioned are (proposed activation in probable order, but unknown dates) Horse, Kerrera, Iona, Staffa, Ulva, maybe Eorsa and/or Inch Kenneth, Calve, Lismore, Mhic Chrion and Danna.
Andre states, "If we have been fortunate with the afore-mentioned conditions and we have any time left (before Alex returns to G-land), I may be able to arrange Fidra and/or Incholm. All IOTA and SCOTIA references can be found on Andre's Web site atwww.gm3vlb.com. QSLs for GM3VLB are direct. GM0DHZ will be via eQSL, to GM0DHZ or direct to G0DHZ or by the Bureau.
IOTA NEWS
AF-018. Operator Raffaele, IH9YMC, will be active from Pantelleria Island (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WW Loc. JM56XT), African Italy, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via eQSL.
EU-008. Gordon, MM0GOR, will be active as MM0GOR/p during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) from the Isle of Islay (IOSA NH22, SCOTIA CS25, WLOTA 1826), Inner Hebrides. QSL via his home callsign, the Bureau preferred.
EU-009. Members of the Stockport Radio Society will be active as GM5O from Orkney Island (IOSA OR01, SCOTIA OI14) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned are Sarah/2E0KUH, Carsten/G0SYP, Dave/G0LZL, Bernard/G3SHF, Tom/M0DCG, Evan/M0TJU, Pete/M1PTR and Kieron/ M5KJM. QSL via M5KJM, by the Bureau or direct.
EU-034. Operators Jaakko/OG1J, Kari/OH3BJL, Keijo/OH3HPV, Ari/OH3KAV and Veikko/OH3LB to be active as ES0/OI3V from Hiiumaa Island (WLOTA 2017, WWFF ESFF-045) between May 29th and June 1st. Activity will be on all bands and modes, propagation permit- ting. QSL via OI3V, by the Bureau or direct.
EU-038. Operators Eddy/ON6EF, Jan/ON6VJ and Raf/ON5RZ will be active as PA/OT1S from Terschelling Island (WLOTA 0943) between May 29-31st. Activity will be on 80-6 meters (including 30/17/12m) using SSB only. QSL via ON6EF, Bureau preferred.
EU-049. Five members of the Sands Contest Group from Morecambe, England, will once again be visiting the Island Samos (GIOTA SAS-006, MIA MG-099, WLOTA 4163), for a holiday and DXpedition between May 14-30th. 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. Operators mentioned are Barrie/G1JYB, Steve/G1TLQ, Stephany/G1LAT, Hughie/ G4UME and Frank/G8BME. 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 DXPEDITION), AS YOU WILL NOT GET A REPLY. AS THIS IS THE AEGEAN RADIO ASSOCIATION’S SPECIAL CALLSIGN.
EU-130. Bodo, DF8DX, will be active as IV3/DF8DX from Grado Island (IIA F001) between July 25-29th. Activity will be on the HF bands using 100 watts into a vertical antenna. His focus will be on the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via DF8DX, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-174. Laci, HA0HW, will once again be active from Thassos Island (GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA LH-4186, QRA KN20HS), as SW8WW (ex-J48HW) between May 22nd and June 3th. He will operate mainly CW, with some SSB and RTTY, on the HF bands (usually on 40/30/20/17/12/10 meters) and on 6 meters. He will enter the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. His rigs are usually a FT-840 with a MOS-FET amplifier (300-400 watts) and an IC-706 (for 6m only). Antennas are a monoband Gps and dipoles on fishing poles. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the HA Bureau, or by the OQRS via ClubLog is 'OK' as well.
OC-107. Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/5 from Singkep Island, in the Natuna Selatan Island IOTA Group, between May 12-15th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via the OQRS on ClubLog, LoTW and eQSL. See QRZ.comfor more QSL details.
OC-109. Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/5 from Midai Island, in the Lingga Island IOTA Group, between May 18-25th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via the OQRS on ClubLog, LoTW and eQSL. See QRZ.com for more QSL details.
OC-215/
Budi, YF1AR, will be on an Indian Ocean IOTA Tour during the
OC-270. month of May. The first leg will be to Simeulue Island (OC-270) from the Teluk Sinabang LightHouse (ARLHS IDO 378) between May 15-18th, sign YF1AR/6. His leg will be to Siberut Island (OC-215), in the Mentawai Islands IOTA Group, from the Tanjung Sigep LightHouse (ARLHS IDO-379) between May 24th and June 1st, signing YF1AR/5. Activity from both places will be on 40-10 meters using mainly SSB as well as some CW and Digital modes. Equipment is Yaesu FT 450D with tuner, 100 watts into a 40m vertical dipole and a HB9CV 20/15/10m antenna. QSL via N2OO for both operations. For more details, see the following Web pages at:
http://www.yf1ar.com/2014/05/yf1ar6-oc270-simeulue-islands.html
http://www.yf1ar.com/2014/05/yf1ar5-oc-215-mentawai-island.html
SA-080. Renner, PY7RP, will be active as PY7RP/6 from Tinhare Island between May 6-12th. Activity will be holiday style using a FT-450D and a G5RV antenna hanging on coconut trees in front of the beach. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS or direct.
K6VVA IOTA EXPEDITIONS & QSL ROUTING
Rick, K6VVA, * The Locust, reports,
"During the next several months I may be making several IOTA Expeditions on very short notice. There will be a NEW QSL ROUTE to be announced, so please refer to this page http://www.k6vva.com/iota for more information BEFORE sending any QSL cards. VERY IMPORTANT !!! For any latest updates, check TWITTER:
http://www.twitter.com/k6vva
Rick states, "Fred, N6AWD and myself have been discussing his planned 'Retirement' from QSL Manager services for over a year." The NEW QSL route for 2014 and future IOTA Expeditions will be announced soon at the above Web site.
NEW DX ITALIA TEAM
The following team was announced for the 2014 DX ITALIA HQ:
Simone Bizzarri, IZ0BTV Genera Coordinator
Mario Ambrosi, I2MQP Mailing List Coordinator
Francesco Fazio, IK8WEJ Award Manager
Oreste D'Anzilio, IZ8EDJ IDXC Coordinator
Antonio Lodato, IZ8XQC QSL Service Coordinator
OJ0, MARKET REEF
Pasi, OH3WS, will be active as OJ0W from Market Reef (EU-053) between June 2-7th. He is there as a as a voluntary worker and will operate during his spare time. Activity will be on 40-10 meters mostly CW. QSL via his home callsign.
P4, ARUBA
Operators Michael/K5NOT (P40TX), Douglas/W5BL (P40DL) and Larry/W5LJW (P40LW) will be active as P40DM (group callsign) or their own individual callsigns from Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033) in what they are calling "a suitcase vacapedition" between May 29th and June 4th. Activity will be on 20-6 meters, but with a focus on 10m and 6m. QSL P40DM via K5NOT. QSL all other callsigns via their home callsign.
P4, ARUBA
John, W2GD, will be active as P40W from Santa Cruz, Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033), during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or N2MM (QRZ.com). Look for some 30/17/12 meters and 160 meters operations before the contest as time permits. Log will be posted to LoTW. Direct QSLs go to N2MM. ALSO, John has ended to respond to P40W Bureau QSL card requests at the end of 2013.
PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA
Andre, PP6ZZ/PY7CW, is once again active as PY0FF from Fernando de Noronha Island (SA-003, DIB OC-01, WLOTA 1208, WWFF PYFF-016) until May 8th. Activity will be on 30-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via W9VA.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (May 5-11th)
 May/05th AN      May/08th  AN      May/10th  HN
 May/06th AN      May/09th  LN      May/11th  AN
 May/07th 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
QSL INFO AND NEWS
5I0DX QQSL STATUS. Alfredo, IK7JWX, 5I0DX team leader, informs that he has had some health problems, but on May 2nd, he will send all direct 5I0DX QSL cards out.
5J0X QSL ROUTES (Beware). Cory, N1WON, was on the 5J0X team in 2003 from San Andres. The 5J0X callsign was reissued in 2013 to another team and the info was updated on QRZ.com. PLEASE BEWARE that N1WON is only the QSL Manager for the 2003 operation. N7QT is the QSL Manager for the 2013 operation. Cory states that he has started to receive QSLs for the 2013 operation.
OLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 11800 old QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site contains:
    - The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2004 to 2013) 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 4000+ QSLs)
    - Album for stations from North Africa 1945-1962 (400+ QSLs)
    - More than 900 QSLs from the Antarctic bases.
    - Nearly 270 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques
      Francaises).
    - More than 400 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 1969
    - More than 1700 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
TX6G QSLING (Update). Nigel, G3TXF, has been doing his usual amazing job with the QSLs. All direct and bureau cards requested to date (by mail, OQRS, etc.) have been processed within 4 weeks of their return from the expedition. A full report, along with some photographs, appears on Nigel's website. Once he has fully recuperated (!), Nigel will start to look at the log inquiries that have been received to date (broken calls, not in log, etc.). Please bear with them on this - these can sometimes be quite time-consuming to resolve, which is why they made it a priority to deal first with straightforward QSL requests.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2GC, 5J0T, 7P8CP, 9A3JB, EA2AAZ, EA7TV, GS3PYE/P, GS6PUE/P, HI8LAM, HI8PLE, JJ2LPV, R7DX, SP3CUG, TJ3SN, UT7UJ, WL7E, ZL4PW and ZP6MCE
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3B9/OE4AAC, 3C0BYP, 4S7VG, A92HK, F4FET/p, FG8NY, FW5JJ, OX/OZ1LXJ, ST2M, T77BC, TX6G, VK5MAV/P, XE2NBW, YB4IR/P, YB9WZJ/p, Z60WW and Z81R
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5P5CW, 9H3RX, VT8/DF9WB, DQ25GRENZE, DR175EDS, EA8/DK5AN, FH4VOS, HB0/DK3RED/P, HB0/DL5SE,HS0ZGQ, JW/DL2JRM, LX9DX, LX0HQ, LX75HQ, OQ200HC, PJ2/DL6LAU, T2YY and TA6/DK2WV
SILENT KEY
It is with great sadness to report that my friend, NODXA member and propagation guru Lee C. Wical, KH6BZF, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, became a Silent Key on May 2nd after a period of declining health. He was 79. Lee supplied OPDX the propagation forecast for many year. The ARRL Web page has a nice write-up about Lee at:
http://www.arrl.org/news/view/past-scm-dxer-propagation-forecaster-lee-wical-kh6bzf-sk
OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of KH6BZF (KH6 Bloomin' Zipper Flipper). Your Editor and many others will surely miss him.
TC7, TURKEY
Rich, M5RIC, will be active as TC7V from Turkey during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Look for activity before and after the contest on 160-10 meters (no 30/17/12m) using SSB and RTTY. No CW. He will be here between October 22-28th. Skeds if needed via E-mail. Log will be uploaded to ClubLog when he can and a log search will be available at his Web page at:
http://www.m5ric.co.uk
QSL via M0OXO (OQRS preferred). Full details to be put on QRZ.com.
TF, ICELAND (Reminder)
Jose, EA5IDQ, will be active as TF/EA5IDQ between May 11-22nd. This will be his first DXpedition. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes (PSK/JT65/RTTY). QSL via EA5IDQ (see QRZ.com).
TY, BENIN
Patrice, LA0HF, is now active as TY2BP from Ouidah. The length of his stay is not known at this time. Activity will be on 20/17/15/12/10/6 meters SSB. QSL via IK2IQD.
UNDX CONTEST 2014 (Rules is CHANGED!)
Ivan, UN9LU, reports to look for NEW RULES (change) in the upcoming UNDXC (May 16-17th). Details are available here:
http://kfrr.kz/?id_1=815&id_2=825&id_3=827
V4, ST. KITTS
John, W5JON/V47JA, informs OPDX that he will once again be active as V47JA from his vacation home in Calypso Bay, St. Kitts (NA-104, WW Loc. FK87SG), located 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, between June 25th and August 6th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (incl. 60m) using SSB. He will also be active during the IARU HF World Championship Contest (July 12th), CQWW VHF Contest (July 19th), and the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26th) on SSB as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Equipment is a Kenwood TS-590S and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. Antennas include: a 80-10m Multi-band Dipole, and metal roof mounted S9, 18' and 31' Verticals and 3 element Yagi for 6m. Also, XYL Cathy, W5HAM, will occasionally operate as V47HAM. ALL QSLs go to W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.
VK0, HEARD ISLAND (Update)
More details/plans have been released as well as a new official Web page for the 2016 Heard Island VK0EK DXpedition http://vk0ek.org. This DXpedition is part of a larger project called "The Heard Island Project: Discovering Life in the Extremes", which you can also find here:
http://www.heardisland.org
The DXpedition plans to set up two sites on the island:
1) They will set up stations at the original 1997 VK0IR DXpedition site – Atlas Cove.
2) The second site – Sealers Beach / Doppler Hill – which is located at Spit Bay.
The Web page states,
"We expect worldwide demand for as many as 150,000 contacts, with as many as 50,000 different stations. In order to satisfy this demand, we will operate four stations for a period of nearly three weeks, with a team of 20 radio operators. We are developing a 'fast deploy' strategy so that we can be on the air in one day, and break down in one day maximize the time on the air. This will be a 'full service' operation (all-bands, all modes), with the four stations running continuously. We plan to dedicate one station to making only 'All-time-new-ones' (ATNOs), giving radio operators their first contact ever with Heard Island. We will also make special efforts to log contacts with all license class operators, who have more limited band privileges."
Operators currently listed are Bob/KK6EK (Leader), Rich/KY6R (Co- Organizer), Willy/HB9AHL, Adam/N2ARB, Bill/N2WB, Alan/VK6CQ, Les/W2LK, David/WD5COV and Jackie/ZL3CW. The Web page is still under construction, but has plently of info and pictures to look at.
W7, UNITED STATES (Special Event)
Look for special event station W7C to be active between June 15th and July 13th. The special event is for the FIFA 2014 World Cup [in Brazil] - "Radiosporting and Soccer Uniting the World". QSL via AC7DX. PLEASE NO BUREAU CARDS.
XE, MEXICO (Special Event)
Members of Radioclub Cancun will be active between May 7-12th during the car race "Rally Maya Mexico" with the special callsign XE3RALLY. Activity will be on 40-10 meters. They will also activate some rare grids on 6 meters and the satellite from the Yucatan Peninsula. Look for them on the satellite FO-29 and from Grids EL61, EL60, EL50, EK59, EK49, and EL40. QSL via XE3RCC and LoTW. Their website is:
http://www.xe3rally.info
XW, LAOS
Champ, E21EIC, will once again be active from here. Look for him to sign XW0YJY between May 22-27th. His activity will also include the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via his OQRS direct or by the Bureau. Also, LoTW after the contest.
YW0, AVES ISLAND
The YW0A team was expected to leave port on April 29th, but was postponed due to a last minute change by the Venezuelan Navy. The team is away for the next available date by the Navy. 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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