DX Bulletin No. 1171
July 14, 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, NJ1Q & W1AW, K3TRM, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, CE2NTT, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1MGB, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, E21EIC, EA4TV, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ0J, OZ4ACK, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PA2CVD, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SP5UAF, 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, 6th-July, through Sunday, 13th-July there were 213 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SV, SV5, SV9, T31, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2V, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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".
Petter, LA2PIA, will be active as 8Q7PS from South Male Atoll (AS-013) between July 15-29th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters (mainly 20/17/15m) using SSB. Suggested frequencies are (+/-): 14195, 18140 and 21295 kHz. QSL via his home callsign. Visit his Web page at:
Gerard (Gert), ZS6AYU, will once again be active as A25GF between September 1-3rd. Activity will be "6 meters only" this time from WW Loc. KH22od beaming North. He hopes to be on the air between 1300z until around 1900z on 50.097 MHz CW. QSL via ZS6AYU, direct or by the Bureau.
GA14, SCOTLAND (Special Event)
To celebrate the Commonwealth Games this summer, the Stirling & District Amateur Radio Society (GM6NX) are hosting a special event station, GA14CG, at their club premises, approximately 25 miles northeast of the city of Glasgow, between July 21st and August 3rd. The station will be run by members of the Stirling & DARS along with other clubs in the surrounding area. Visitors are most welcome to the station and visiting amateurs can operate the station, permitted they bring a copy of their license. There will be 3 HF stations and 2 VHF stations operational. Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB and Data. For more information about the station, visit:
Look for HS50RAST to be active now until December 31st, 2014, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST). Activity was expected this past weekend in IARU HF Championship Contest as a RAST HQ station. QSL via E21EIC and LoTW.
Robert, DL7VOA, will be active as I5/DL7VOA from Tuscany (Italy) between August 11-21st. This will be a holiday style operation from Lama (WW Loc: JN53XP) mainly during the evening and night hours on 40-10 meters using a Elecraft K2 with 100 watts, Palm Radio Mini Paddle, and into Vertical dipoles (10-20m) and Lambda/4 Ground-planes on 30m/40m. QSL via DL7VOA, by the Bureau or direct.
AS-066. Yuri, RA0CHI, will be active from Putiatina Island between July 20-30th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters and include RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) signing as RZ0CWH (the Friend- ship Amateur Radio Society [FARS Club Station]). QSL via the home callsigns.
AS-146. Members of the Marconi Radio Club will be active as BY4IB from Liugong Island between July 20-27th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, as well as 2m and 70cm, using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies (+/-) are:
CW - 3521, 7021, 10212, 14021, 18071, 21021, 24921 and 28021 kHzThey will use 2x K3, 2x TS-590 and a TS-480 into 3x SpiderBeams (20/17/15/12/10m), 3x GP (80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6m), a Dipole for 80m, and 3 element yagi for 6m. QSL only direct (2 USDs & SASE) to BD4KM: Yongwei Yu, P.O. BOX 73, Weihai City, ZIP 264209, China. PAYPAL available [firstname.lastname@example.org ]. Log will be on ClubLog.
SSB - 3761, 7161, 14171, 18161, 21271, 24961 and 28461 kHz
RTTY - 14071, 21071 and 28071 kHz
6m - 50091/CW and 50121/SSB
AS-201. (New!) By the time you read this, Bodo, DF8DX, will be active as TA0/DF8DX from Buyukada Island (a new IOTA). Activity was to take place between July 10-13th. Operations were to be 100 watts into a vertical on 40-10m on/near IOTA frequencies. Mostly CW, but also SSB. QSL via DF8DX.
EU-030. Mogens, OZ4ACK, will be operating holiday style from Bornholm Island (DIA BO-001, WLOTA 2203) between July 13-18th. Activity will be on 30/20/17/6 meters, mostly CW and using 2 Buddipoles and a FT-857d with 100 watts. QSL via his home callsign, direct by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.
EU-034. Operators Andres/ES1AN, Harald/ES1LS, Arvo/ES1QV, Toivo/ES2DJ, Juri/ES2EZ, Toivo/ES2RR and Roy/ES8DH will be active as ES0U from Muhu Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/Multi-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via ES2DJ, by the Bureau.
EU-080. A Spanish team will be active as ED1W from Salvora Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/ Mixed-Mode entry. QSL via EC1CSV. Operators mentioned are Oscar/EA1CLT, Sergio/EA1DZ, Juan/EA1EHW, César/EA1GHH, Vicente/ EA1RD, Miguel/EC1DJ, Javier/EC1CSV and Toni/EA3GWZ.
EU-091. Members of the European Radioamateurs Association (ERA) of Brindisi (IQ7IA) and the CISAR Taranto team (IQ7HK) will be active as IQ7IA from Pedagne Island (Brindisi) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/DXpedition entry.
EU-121. Operators Tony/EI2GX, Anthony/EI2KC, Tony/EI3HA, Dermot/EI5IQ, Declan/EI6FR, Liam/EI7DSB (EJ7NET), Bernie/HB9ASZ and Rolf/ HB9DGV will be active as EJ7NET from Cape Clear Islandbetween now and July 17th. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via HB9DGV, direct or by the Bureau. For more info, see:
EU-124. Operators Stewart/GW0ETF and Steve/GW0GEI will be active as GW6W from Holy Island, North Wales, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/Island/Low-Power entry. QSL via GW0LIS or LoTW.
EU-129. Members of the club station "des OV Konigs Wusterhausen" (DL0KWH) will be active as DL0KWH/p from Usedom Island (0-13 for the German Islands Award) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/Island entry. QSL via DL0KWH; Bureau is preferred. Operators mentioned are Rainer/DL2RVL, Bert/DL2RNS, Rudolf/DM2XO and Olaf/DL7JOM.
EU-136. Operators Brani/OM2FY and Radovan/OM2ZZ will be active as 9A/OM2FY from Krk Island (ACIA IC-105, CIA-22, IOCA CI-046, MIA MC-185, WLOTA 1342) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/Island entry. QSL via OM2FY.
EU-170. Karoly, HA9MDN, will be active as 9A/HA9MDN from Vir Island (CI-141) between July 25th and August 3rd. Activity will be on SSB, RTTY, PSK and SSTV. He will also be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign by the Bureau or eQSL.
EU-170. Paul, PA0SON, will be active as 9A/PA0SON from Pasman Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). Activity will be SSB and Digital QRP using solar power. QSL via PA0SON by the Bureau.
EU-174. Petr, OK1FFU, will be active as SV8/OK1FFU from Thassos Island (GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA LH-4186, QRA KN20HS) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via OM2FY.
NEW IOTA GROUPS ADDED. Last week we mentioned that eleven new IOTA groups were added to the IOTA Award Program. For more details on the the new groups, visit Roger Balister's, G3KMA, RSGB IOTA Manager, Web page at:
Robert, DL7VOA, will be active as J34O from Grenada (NA-024) between November 22nd and December 6th. Activity will be holiday style and include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as Single-Op/All- Band entry. QSL via DL7VOA, by the Bureau or direct.
Laurent, FM5BH, will be active as J79BH from Dominica (NA-096) between July 14-21st. His QTH is Calibishie on a cliff in the noth part of Dominica. Activity will be holiday style, mostly on CW and SSB, using 200 watts (TS480HX) into a Buddistick. QSL via FM5BH.
KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS (Update)
Joe, OZ0J/5Q2T, will be active as KH0/OZ0J from Saipan's Island (OC-086, USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333) Rental Shack http://saipan.rental-shack.com/between August 26th and September 2nd. Activity will be on all possible bands between 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY or PSK). All QSOs will be uploaded to ClubLog www.clublog.org once a day depending on the Internet connection. He requests to please use the OQRS on Clublog.org. QSL via OZ0J, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and updates, watch his Web page at:
Operators Yutaka/JQ2GYU/WS2Y and his wife Miho/ JJ2VLY/WS2M will once again be active as NH0J from Tinian Island (OC-086), Northern Mariana Islands, the special commemorative Tinian station of the "J-Tinian Radio Space Club, between August 10-15th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. Miho will focus on RTTY. QSL via JJ2VLY, direct (SAE + 2 USDs) or by the JARL Bureau. Please don't send your QSL request to Tinian Island. Also, QSL via LoTW.For more details and updates, see:
On Sunday, September 7th, the 73th annual National UNESCO Heritage Flower Parade of Zundert will be held. This event is visited every year by over 50,000 visitors. Just like every year, the parade will have over 20 floats that will make a round-trip through the center of Zundert. On Monday, September 8th, the floats are exhibited on the exhibition site of Zundert for visitors. The 20 neighborhoods of Zundert and surroundings will participate in this event with their own float. Look for more information on:
The station PA73CORSO will be activated between August 12th and September 8th, from Zundert and surroundings. The highlight of this event will be on Sunday, September 7th and Monday, September 8th, when the callsigns will be activated from the exhibition site of Zundert.
The station PA73CORSO will be activated on all bands, HF and VHF and on all modes. A special QSL card and a beautiful special award will be issued. For more information on the station, pictures of some floats and details on the "73th BLOEMENCORSO ZUNDERT AWARD", see:
"The Daily DX" reports that operators Stan/AC8W, David/KC8CO, Charles/KN8R and Lee/N8LJ will activate two DXCC entities in the Pacific starting late next month. Their tentative schedule is as follows:
August 16-24th - From Tonga; callsigns announced are A35AC, A35CO, A35LT and A35TR, respectively, from the Island of Tongatapu (OC-049).Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, using three K2s and one TS-590 along with two KPA-500s and one ALS-500 into verticals on the beach at both locations. QSL A35AC, A35CO, A35LT, 3D2AC, 3D2CO and 3D2LJ via K8ESQ. QSL A35TR and 3D2TR via K8AQM.
August 26th-September 2nd - From Fiji; callsigns announced are 3D2AC, 3D2CO, 3D2LJ and 3D2TR, respectively, from the Island of Tavenuni (OC-016).
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 14-20th)
Jul/14th AN Jul/17th AN Jul/19th AN Jul/15th HN Jul/18th AN Jul/20th AN Jul/16th 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 (July 13th) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3B9FR via M0OXO EA6/DK5ON via DK5ON PJ2/DL8OBQ via DL8OBQ 6V7S via RK4FF (d) EX8NR via RW6HS (d) PJ2T via W3HNK 9A/DL1JEZ/P via DL1JEZ F6HKS via F6HKS PR77AR via PR7AR AM01II via EA1II FP/ZS6EZ via ZS6EZ SG7A via SM7XEN AM03DUM via EA3DUM GX8HRC/A via G3SVK SM/DG5CST via DG5CST AM05IIC via EA5XC IS0/S55OO via S55OO SN0HQ via SP7DQR AM06DB via EA6DB K1O via KO1H T31/IZ0TIB via IZ0TIB AO01CSV via EC1CSV KL7KY via S56ZZZ T88KH via BM2JCC AO03CTQ via EC3CTQ KP2/AA1BU via AA1BU (d) TA0/DF8DX via DF8DX BD4KM via BA4EG LA/OK2NAJ/P via OK2NAJ TK14CC via TK14CC C5II via JA1UII LA/SM4IVE via SM4IVE TM68TDF via F6KDL C5JA via JE1WVQ LZ/UY2UQ via UY2UQ V47JA via W5JON C91JR via GI4FUM LZ14FDAY via LZ1BJ V5/DJ5IW via DJ5IW CE3/N4LS via N4LS LZ1810PPW via LZ1KCP V5/DJ8VC via DJ8VC CT7/SQ3PMM via SQ3PMM (d/e) MA1ACM via MM1ACM W1/YO3JR via YO3JR CT8/DL5NUA via DL5NUA OE1A via OE3KAB W1G via WO4L D44TS via DL3GCS OG2W via OH2BEE W3R via NY9H E70YL via E77E OH1VR/VP9 via OH1VR ZY14TO via PT2AA E7100GP via E78CB OO7F via ON4LL ZY2HQ via ZY2HQ EA3CEC via EA3CEC OO7P via ON4AMI (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog onlyQSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: E21IZC, EA8DBM, FP/KV1J, J8/VA3MW, LA3ZH, LU7YS, MI0AYR, RU3AT, TF2CL/5, UA6JQ, VE3EJ and XE2AU
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5Z4/LA4GHA, A35V, A35X, CN2XA, E51JQY, FT5ZM, H40TA, OX3LX, TJ3SN, VP2MMN, VP2V/SP6AXW and W1UE/HR9
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!!
T8 PALAU (Update)
Joe, OZ0J/5Q2T, will be active from Palau Rental Shack on Koror Island (OC-009) http://palau.rental-shack.com/english between September 2-9th. Currently, his T8 callsign is pending. Activity will be on all possible bands between 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY or PSK). All QSOs will be uploaded to ClubLog www.clublog.org once a day depending on the Internet connection. He requests to please use the OQRS on Clublog.org. QSL via OZ0J, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and updates, watch his Web page at:
Operators Jaime/EA4TV and Montse/EA4GCA will be active as TF/EA4TV and TF/EA4GCA during their holiday between July 20-31st. Activity will be holiday style using a FT-817nd into a Buddistick for HF and an arrow antenna for satellites, if possible. QSL via their home callsign (see info on QRZ.com).
VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND
(Update/Press Release -- Written by Christian/DL1MGB, July 9th 2014, 20:07) [edited]:
It has been a while since the last news about our (VK9DLX/VK9LM) DXpedition to Lord Howe Island in October 2014. But that doesn't mean that nothing happened since then. OK, the experience we gained with the last DXpeditions in preparing and packing the sea freight makes it easier with the time. But nevertheless it was again a huge amount of work to get all ready to go.
Nearly the whole team met in Goch at the great station of DR1A where we packed all our equipment. Though we already have a good selection of radios, amplifiers and antennas on our stock, there are always new ideas coming up with each DXpedition which lead to even more equipment. So it was this time. For the planned contest operation as well as for the normal DXpedition we plan to set up two-radio setups which are sharing the available antennas. Also the antenna planning needed some brain power.
For the high bands we will use both horizontal and vertical polarized monoband antennas for each band, because they were available and because they minimize interferences between the bands. Having a big field to set up antennas is good, but having the shack at one end of the property, you need long cable runs to feed all the antennas. Therefore over 1,500 meters of coax cable and another 1,400 meters of control cable went into the boxes. At the end of the weekend we had over 3 tons of equipment packed in nearly 60 different boxes. They will now be shipped from Germany to Australia mainland and further on to Lord Howe Island. Be sure you don't miss the pictures in our gallery on:
More or less by chance we got in contact with Joerg, DF7TH. He has already been known to Dietmar, DL3DXX, and Gerd, DJ5IW. They shared the operating seat at XF4DL in 2006. Being a CW enthusiast he has been active from EI, TK, LX, OD5, EA8 or IS0 in the past. Working as a freelancer in hardware and software development, he found the time to join our group to follow to Lord Howe Island. Having now three Joerg in the team, we decided to name them after their callsign numbers: Joerg-6 (DF6JC), Joerg-7 (DF7TH) and Joerg-8 (DL8WPX). Sounds like fun when calling for a Joerg. So welcome to the team, Joerg-7!
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Frank, K3TRM, will be active as VP2ERM from Anguilla (NA-022) between July 19th and August 3rd. Activity will be on the HF+6m bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. Real-time logging will be available on ClubLog. QSL by direct or bureau to his home callsign, OQRS (via ClubLog) and LoTW. Additional information will be available on his Web site at www.k3trm.com and Twitter @k3trm.
VQ9, CHAGOS ISLANDS
Bob, N7XR, is planning to be active as VQ9XR from Diego Garcia (AF-006) in 2014. His planned operations are for 3 weeks in August followed up by a 1 week trip in October or November. Activity will be focused on CW and RTTY during these trips. QSL via NN1N, direct or LoTW only.
XR0, EASTER ISLAND (Update)
Operators Cristian/CE2WTF and Manuel/CE2NTT will be active from Isla de Pascua (SA-001) starting 0000z, August 2nd, ending 0000z, August 4th. Manuel informs OPDX that their special callsigns could be one of the following:
CE2NTT - XR0YNTT / 3G0YNTT / CB0YNTT CE2WTF - XR0YWTF / 3G0YWTF / CB0YWTFActivity will be on 40/20/15/10/6 meters using SSB. They will also use Echolink and Hamshere, and possibly QRP LEO satellites. Look for details and updates on:
By the time you read this, Champ, E21EIC, will once again be active as XW1IC (ex-XW0YJY) from Vientiane between July 11-15th. His activity was expected to include the IARU HF Championship Contest (this past weekend). Champ used XW1IC back in 2002-2003, and has decided to use this callsign instead of XW0YJY. QSLs must be requested via the OQRS on ClubLog or via E21EIC and LoTW.
Mirek, SP5IXI/VK6DXI, will once again be active as Z21DXI from Bulawayo between July 14th and August 3rd. He informs that this is a business trip, so radio activity will be limited to his spare time and Sundays. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, mostly CW. Mirek will be using 100 watts (IC-7000) and wire antennas. QSL via SP5UAF, by the Bureau (E-mail request), direct or by ClubLog's OQRS). Logs will be uploaded to the ClubLog.
Z2, ZIMBABWE (EME Op)
Operators Chris/PA2CHR (Z21CHR), Lins/PA3CMC (Z21CMC), John/ZS6JON (Z21EME) and Paul/ZS6NK (Z21NK) will be active on an EME DXpedition as Z21EME between November 1-8th. Activity will be on 6/2 meters as well as 70 and 23 cm. QSL routes have not been announced. The group is looking for donations. For more details and updates, watch:
A Japanese team of operators calling their operation "BBQ DXpedition for the Chathams" will be active as ZL7X from Awarakaw Farmstay in Waitangi, Chatham Island, between September 11-16th. Operators mentioned are Kaz/JH1HRJ/ZL3JP, Tack/9M2/JE1SCJ, Tatsu/JH1TXG and Kazu/ JA0VSH. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, JT65 and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826, 3524, 7024, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24904 and 28024 kHzQSL preferably via LoTW, direct to JH1TXG or JA0VSH, and by the Bureau (QSL manager will be announce later). ClubLog and eQSL will be available.
SSB - TBD, 3790, 7124/7174, 14224, 18144, 21240, 24604 and 28424 kHz
RTTY - 3528, 7033, 14088, 18102, 21088, 24922 and 28122 kHz
JT65 - 7076, 14076, 18102, 21076, 24922 and 28076 kHz
6m - 50104/CW, 50124/SSB and 50098/RTTY
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