DX Bulletin No. 1213
May 4, 2015
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW,, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4DN, AA6RE, K8GG, K8GI, K8IA, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, K9EL, CU3AA, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DL7VEE, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/ IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JE2SOY, OZ1ADL, OZ1IKY, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SP6DVP, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YF1AR for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 26th/April, through Sunday, 3rd/May there were 233 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 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, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FO/c, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, 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, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ5, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/o, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, 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".
3C, EQUATORIAL GUINEA
Ken, LA7GIA, will be active as 3C7GIA (pending) from Malabo Island (AF-010) between October 10-22nd (tentative dates). Activity will be on 80-10 meters. More details will be forthcoming.
Hans, DL5DI, will be active as 6Y5/DL5DI from Jamaica (NA-097) between May 22nd and June 2nd. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using FT-897 transceiver and dipole antenna. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, eQSL or LoTW.
8N, JAPAN (Special Event)
To commemorate the 39th All Japan IKUJU Festival (IKUJU is named after growing the trees.), look for special event station 8N2IKUJU, from Gifu (Prefecture), to be on between now and November 30th. QSL via JARL Bureau and LoTW.
8P, BARBADOS (Update)
Bill, K2HVN, will be active as 8P9EE from Barbados between May 5-11th. Activity will be on 20- 10 meters using 100 watts into a vertical antenna. He suggests the following frequencies: CW - 14040, 10115 and 18085 kHz, and for SSB - 14260 and 18128 kHz. Bill does not know the frequencies for 12 and 10 meters yet. QSL via K2HVN, direct (with SASE) or by the Bureau. NO LoTW or eQSL.
Abdallah, 9K2GS, from Qortuba, will be active as 9K2K during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW.
Pete, VE3IKV, will be active as C6AUX from the Baycaner Beach Resort at Pirate's Well on Mayaguana Island in the far southern Bahamas Islands (Grid FL32) between June 22nd and July 6th. Activity will be on 6 meters using CW and SSB. This will be the same set-up as at TF/VE3IKV. QSL direct via VE3IKV.
Just a reminder that by the time you read this, Jim, W8ERI, should have started his Caribbean Tour. His schedule is as follows:
May 2-8th -- Jamaica (NA-097); callsign 6Y5/W8ERIActivity will be QRP on 80-10 meters mainly SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
May 9-15th -- Grand Cayman (NA-016); callsign ZF2ZL
Operators Nuno/CT2JNM and Albino/CT1FOP will be active as CT2JNM/p and CT1FOP/p, respectively, from Paisagem Protegida da Serra do Açor (references below) on May 27th, between 0800-2000z. References are:
WWFF CTFF-025 (Area Protegida da Serra do Açor)Activity will be on SSB and suggested frequencies are (+/- 10 kHz): 7144, 14244, 18144, 21244 and 28444 kHz. QSL via their home callsigns, by the Bureau or direct.
DPRN - CTFF-025 (Area Protegida da Serra do Açor)
DSP DSP001 (Serra do Açor)
Johannes, DF5AU, will be active as CT9/DF5AU from Madeira Island (AF-014) between May 5-10th. Activity will be on CW and SSB. He plans to be active in the CQ-M International DX Contest (May 9-10th) using the callsign CR3L. QSL CT9/DF5AU via DF5AU, direct, by the DARC Bureau or LoTW. QSL CR3L via DJ6QT.
DT50, REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Members of the Korean Amateur Radio League (KARL) will use the special callsign DT50KJ from Seoul between May 1st and June 30th. Activity is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea. QSL via HL1IWD.
Members of the Thailand DX Association (HSDXA) will be active as E2X during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 30-31st) as a Multi- Single entry. QSL via E20GMY. Visit the HSDXA FaceBook page or Web page at:
Members and operators of the UK group "6-G", most of whom formed the TX6G (Austral) expedition in 2014, will be active as E6GG from Niue (OC-040) for two weeks in the second half of September 2015. The team will be comprised of Don/G3BJ, Chris/G3SVL, Nigel/G3TXF, David/G3WGN, Mike/G3WPH, Hilary/G4JKS and Justin/G4TSH. QSL via G3TXF. Look for more details and Web page to be forthcoming.
Iain, G4SGX will be active as FG/G4SGX and an occasional FG/G4SGX/P (on the beach) from Guadeloupe Island between May 13-19th. Activity will be holiday style on 40/30/20 meters operating CW mostly and possibly some Digital, and using dipoles and a 17m vertical on the beach. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
FJ/TO4, ST. BARTHELEMY
Operators Martin/G4XUM, Rich/M5RIC, Stewart/GM4AFF, Kelly/N0VD and possibly others will be active as FJ/homecall from Saint Barthelemy Island (NA-146, DIFO FJ-001, WLOTA 0377) between October 20-27th. The team will be active as TO4K during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL TO4K via G3NKC. Listen for QSL routes for operators using FJ/homecall.
FS, ST. MARTIN
John, K9EL, will once again be active as FS/K9EL from St. Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383, WW Loc. FK88) between May 28th and June 18th. Activity will probably be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He will be running 500 watts into a 3 element yagi on 6m, dipoles for 10-30m and a vertical for 40-80m. John usually will operate on 60m if there is interest. There will be daily uploads to ClubLog and LoTW. QSL via his home callsign or on ClubLog's OQRS. His operating frequencies (except during contests) will be announced in real time via Twitter at:
Members of the Guernsey Amateur Radio Society will be active as GU70LIB from St. Peter Port between May 8-10th. Activity is to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Guernsey during World War II. QSL via operator's instructions.
INDEXA NEWS (Press Release)
The International DX Association, INDEXA, has been one of the major sponsors and contributors to DXpeditions for over 33 years. Until now donations from U.S. amateurs could not be con- sidered a tax deduction for your personal taxes. In early April INDEXA received the IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status that now allows a tax deduction for donations.
DXpeditions to the rare DXCC entities that we all count on are getting harder and much more expensive. Investing in advance can help INDEXA with larger grants to these and other rare ones that have not even been announced yet publically. Remember, receiving a tax deduction for supporting your favorite hobby is a nice perk.
Check out the INDEXA web site at www.indexa.org for our past history and future DXpeditions we have already supported. Membership and tax deductable donations can be made on the web via our secure system or through our direct mailing address on the bottom of the web page.
May we continue to enjoy the thrill of the QSOs to the rare DX entities by helping to financially assist in their success in advance. Support INDEXA......
73, Gary Dixon, K4MQG -- INDEXA President
EU-009. Operators Elaine/2E1BVS, John/G3WFK, Glenn/G6HFF and Val/G6MML will be active as GB3WOI from the Isle of Westray (WAB HY54) in the Orkney Islands group between now and May 16th. Activity will be on 40 and 20 meters, possibly other HF and VHF bands, using mainly SSB and PSK31, but possibly other modes. QSL via G6MML.
EU-012. Operators Nigel/G3TXF and Ian/G3WVG will be active as MZ5A from the Island of "Papa Stour" in the Shetland Island Group during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). QSL via G3TXF or LoTW.
EU-105. Operators Diego/F4HAU, Gil/F4FET, Jerome/F4HJO and SWL Louis will be active as TM2BIG from Stagadon Island (DIFM: MA-094) between May 14-16th. One station will remain on until May 18th. Activity is planned for 3 stations on 40-6 meters using SSB and RTTY. QSL via F4FET.
EU-124. Members of the Strumble Head DX and Contest Group (SHDXCG) will once again be activating Ramsey Island between June 19-22nd. Activity will be on 20-6 meters with 3 stations on the air full time as they are only there for 3 nights. They will be using 3 of the new "Hexpedition" hexbeams built by Ant, one will be directed to the West to allow them to work as many stations in the USA as possible as they seem to be lacking contacts from there each year. There may be some digi mode operating, and again, they will be looking on 6m to work as many as possible on there too. As usual, QSL via the manager Tim, M0URX, (see www.m0urx.com) using his OQRS system for a speedy turn around. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW and Clublog as soon as they get back to the mainland. All details and (hopefully) a daily blog will be available on their Web site at:
NA-055. Mike, W2IY, will be active from Mount Desert Island (USI ME-021S, WLOTA 1129, Hancock County) between July 10th and August 5th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands, but Mike will also participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
NA-128. Jean-Pierre, VA2SG, will once again be active from Ile-aux- Coudres (CISA QC-009) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). Activity will be on 40/20 meters (CW only) QRP. QSL via VA2SG. For more updates, watch:
On Monday, April 6th, the members of Northern Ohio DX Association (NODXA) re-elected and elected (*) the following to serve as officers between May 2015 and April 2016:
President: Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW Vice President(*): Dwaine Modock, K8ME Secretary: Glenn Williams, AF8C Treasurer: Mary Michaelis, N8DMM Newsletter Editor: David Autry, WD8IOUFor more information about NODXA, check out the club's Web site at:
\ Members of the Arizona Outlaws Contest Club (AOCC) begins its 7th year with a new President and South Area VP. The following will serve as AOCC officers between June 2015 and May 2016:
President: Gary Hembree, N7IR North Area VP: Bud Semon, N7CW Central Area VP: Andy Warycka, NY7N South Area VP: Owen Watson AK7AR Secy/Treas: Larry Reader KE2VB John, K7WP, continues in his PR/Recruiting role. Sandy, N7RQ, continues as AOCC Webmom.OZ, DENMARK (Special Event)
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation and the end of WWII for Denmark. Despite the fact that the Museum of Danish Resistance recently burned down, the callsign OZ5MAY will be on the air in memory of those who risked their lives. OZ5MAY station was expected be active on May 4th and May 5th - in the evening after 19:30 Danish time (17:30 UTC) and several hours after that time. It will be possible to work OZ5MAY on 40, 30 and perhaps also 20 meters. Changing band is depending on the conditions and activity. QSL via OZ1ACB, by the Bureau or direct. There is also a certificate associated with the callsign and QSOs. For more details look at the DDXG's Web site at:
May/04th AN May/07th BN May/09th AN May/05th AN May/08th HN May/10th AN May/06th HN 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=6-9 100-400REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE http://www.bandconditions.com:
The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre- dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry" which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (May 3rd) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8P9EH via EA4GLI DG150ZRS via DL1MIL PJ6/NM1Y via NM1Y (d/L) A52ARJ via JA3ARJ EA6/DF3IS via DF3IS RP70AM via RU3AWH AO150A via EA4URE EK100OLA via EK6OLA (d) SD90IARU via (SM-B) AO150E via EA4URE EM70A via UR3AHF SN1945VD via SP5ZHH AO150G via EA4URE ES/IZ3EAW via IZ3EAW SO70VD via SP5ZIP AO150H via EA4URE HA/SP7VC via SP7VC (d/L) SP100WTD via M0WTD AO150I via EA4URE HK/EA4AK via EA4AK SU9IG via OM3CGN AO150N via EA4URE HP1DCP via HP2BWJ SX10TARG via SZ2T AO150O via EA4URE II2EXPO via IQ2MI T5/IV3FHA via IV3FHA AO150R via EA4URE IO2EXPO via IK2VUC T88DF via JH2DFJ AO150T via EA4URE IQ7ML via IZ7QEN TM0GA via F5MAG AO150U via EA4URE LZ102SIB via LZ1KCP UP0L via DL8KAC AO150V via EA4URE OL750CB via OK1KWV (B) UP70AP via UN7NR BD3CB via BA4EG ON10EURAO via ON4VRA W7Q via AI4U (d) BI4WTTC via BA4EG ON1418KNH via ON6KNH ZF9/ZF2CI via IW7EGQ C35PR via C31PR PC45FREE via PD7YY ZL100ANZAC via ZL3PAH (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW onlyE30FB LoTW STATUS. Tim, M0URX, reported on May 2nd: "I have uploaded the E30FB log file to LoTW today."
K4N QSL ROUTE. Joey, W5TFW, reports, "Please be advised. I am not the QSL MANAGER for any kind of special event callsign that's not on 6 meters. I am getting lots of mail over this." (ed. Please note that K4N was used during this year's "Florida QSO Party" and used between April 24-27th. Callsign was issued to K1TO.)
QSL STATUS. QSL Manager Rustam, RU6K, reports: All direct requests for the DU3/R7KW and DU3/YL3JM QSLs have been answered and all remaining QSOs confirmed automatically via the Bureau. Sorry for the delay.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 7Q7AA, 7X3FG, 9K2K, 9N7CC, 9Q0HQ, BD1IIJ, BD7BM, DL1HBT, DL2OE, DL4DG, DL6KVA, E30FB, EA3NG, EA3NW, EA7ST, EK100GM, F4HKE, F5FDV, F6HKA,G4BUE, HB9CA, HB9FBP, HB9FPS, HR5/F2JD, IK1NEG, IM0DTF, JA5RA, M1MST, MI0TMW, MM6BJJ, OA4O, OH2BN, OK1CF, ON8KW, OT6M, OU5A, OZ2AR, PD9DX, PJ4LS, R8UT, RA1OD, RX7K, RZ1OA, S59ABC, SM5CAK, SP2KPD, SP8FNA, SP9FZU, SQ6LJV, SV1PMQ, SV9CVY, UA4LCH, UR6II, VK9NT, XU7TZG and ZL7E
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5H3ES, 5V7JH, K1N, TY1AA, VP8DXU and ZD8D
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4O/OK1HRA, 4O/OK1MU, 4O/OK2ZAW, 4S7TRG, 9H3CZ, 9K2HR, CT9/DK4EI, CT9/OK4MM, E7/OK1WT, EA8/OK1FZM, HB0/OK1XD, IS0/OK5EME, KP2AD, MJ/OK1DBS, MJ/OK1XC/M, OK7K, OK7Y, OL4HQ, OL8M, OL50OL, OL70BARIUM, OL90OK, OL100VP, OL1150CM, OL2013DIG, P40H, SV9/OK1VP, YL/OK1MU, ZA/OK1DX, ZA/OK6DJ and ZS6CCW
Slawek, SP6ZC, will be active using the special callsign SN6O in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 30-31st) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via SP6PAZ direct, SN6O by the Bureau or LoTW.
Operators John/SV1GE, George/SV2BRT, Gianni/SV2FPU, Takis/ SV2FWV, YL Georgia/SV1QXU, Vangelis/SV2RJV, and Dimitris/SV2RMK will be active as J49TSL from a Georgioupoli Resort Village on Crete (EU-015, GIOTA KRS-005, MIA MGC-005, WLOTA 1400) between now and May 10th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via SV2GDH, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. Visit their Web page or FaceBook page at:
Emmanuel, F5LIT (VE2LIT, W6LIT), will be active as TF/F5LIT from Iceland (EU-021, WLOTA 2975) between May 24-30th. Activity will be holiday style, mainly on 20 meters SSB and possibly 40 meters. QSL via LoTW only.
Mike, VO1OK, will be active as V31OK from Ambergris Caye (NA-073) between now and May 6th. Activity will be 40/20/10 meters SSB and possibly other bands using a KX3 with an LNR endfed antenna. QSL via VO1OK, direct, LoTW and eQSL.
V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS
Rolf, DL7VEE, T30 Team Leader, reports [edited]:
"After the T30D in 2014, our group has decided to go to Majuro, Marshall Islands (OC-029), in October 13-28th, 2015. The team includes Bert/DL2RNS, Georg/DL4SVA, Rudolf/DK3CG, Sid/DM2AYO, Günter/DL2AWG, Hans/DL6JGN, Heye/ DJ9RR, Joe/DK5WL, Franz/DL9GFB, Wolf/DM2AUJ and Rolf/DL7VEE. We should get our license at arrival. The callsign V73D is promised. All flights are booked and accommodation is reserved. Our 11 team members and the technical equipment are well prepared to start another DXpedition. We will make a serious effort on CW, SSB and RTTY, between 160-6 meters. More information and a website will be available soon.....
73 Rolf DL7VEE, Team Leader"
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