DX Bulletin No. 1240
November 16, 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, N4JF, W4FC, W6SZN, K7BV, K8GI, K8YSE, KO8SCA, W8GEX & 60m News, W0GJ, CO8ZZ, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HB9BEI, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JA1UII, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PY7RP, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3QSL, VA3RJ & ICPO, and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 8th/November, through Sunday, 15th/November there were 228 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B6, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JY, K, KG4, 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, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TI9, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9W, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XW, YA, YB, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, 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".
3B9, RODRIGUEZ ISLAND (Update)
Olof, G0CKV, will once again be active as 3B9HA from Rodrigues Islands (AF-017) between November 19-29th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW.
4S, SRI LANKA
Armin, DK9PY, will be active from Colombo and various location in Sri Lanka between November 15th and December 4th. Callsign is not known yet. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (possibly 160m) using CW only with operations as usual in the local mornings and evenings. He mentions that he will participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th). QSL via DK9PY, direct or by the Bureau.
The German team of operators that are now active as 5Z4HW will be on the air until November 18th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via DL7DF, direct or by the Bureau. Also, look for operators to possibly sign 5Z4/homecalls. For more details and possible updates, see:
By the time you read this, Alan, G3XAQ, will once again be active as 9G5XA probably from Accra until November 21st. Activity will be CW only on 160-10 meters. QSL via G3SWH. The log will be uploaded to G3SWH's Web site upon Alan's return at:
An international group of amateurs will travel to the Kingdom of Tonga for the last two weeks of February 2016 (February 18-24th). This trip encompasses the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 20-21st, 2016) and fits nicely between the announced Palmyra (KH5) and Heard (VK0H) DXpeditions. They state, "We plan to try 160-10 meters, CW, SSB, RTTY… antennas, weather, propagation all permitting. Exact dates of operation will be posted closer to the time." Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1822.5, 3528, 7028, 10128, 14028, 18078, 21028, 24898 and 28028 kHzOperators mentioned are Madison/W5MJ (Team Leader), Richard/K5NA, YL Susan/K5DU, Neil/VA7DX, Keith/VE7KW, Paul/W5PF and Bob/W5RF. QSL via M0URX, direct or by the OQRS for direct and Bureau QSLs at:
SSB - 1848, 3788, 7088/7188, 14188/14288, 18138, 21288, 24938 and 28488 kHz
RTTY - 3588, 7088, 10138, 14088, 18100, 21088, 24920 and 28088 kHz
6m - 50108/CW and 50108/SSB
Marko, N5ZO, will be active as C92ZO from Praia de Bilene between between November 22nd and December 1st. His main focus will be the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All- Band/High-Power entry. However, Marko will be active prior to the contest on the HF bands, especially the 30/17/12 meter bands using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW or direct to OH0XX.
Hermann, HB9CRV/CT3FN, will be active as CU8FN/p from Graciosa Island in the Azores during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. Activity outside of the contest will be on CW, RTTY, PSK31 and JT65 on 80-10 meters, no mention of SSB. All JT-65 operations will be done as CU8FN, without the /p suffix. QSL via HB9CRV direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
CY9C, ST. PAUL ISLAND DXPEDITION (Update)
The following update was posted on the CY9C Web page on November 9th [edited]: As 2016 quickly approaches, focus on DXpedition planning details intensifies. All is going very well as we continue to develop the operating plan, site plan, and plans for getting equipment and personnel onto the island. We thank the many that have responded to the "NEED" SURVEY on the website.
The other matter is financial planning. In the relatively near future we'll need to secure the transportation to the island. Those that have donated are listed on the Sponsor's list on the Web page at:
Operators Serge/R7KW and Oleg/YL3JM will once again be active from the Philippines between November 21-30th. Activity will be holiday style mainly from Mindoro Island, Luzon's Coast Islands (OC-244), and maybe 1-2 days from Lubang Islands Group (OC-126). Their operations will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Serge, R7KW, will be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) signing DU1/YL3JM as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Oleg, YL3JM, will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) signing DU1/YL3JM as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??m) entry. QSL both callsigns via K2PF (OQRS on ClubLog is the better way).
DXERS BE AWARE!!!
(DXpeditioners are getting fed-up) For those who plan on working the VK9WA Willis Island and the possible P5CW (by Rick/K6VVA),
"PLEASE TAKE NOTE" of Paul's, N6PSE, latest blog post at:
Carl Smith, N4AA, editor of QRZ DX and the DX Magazine, announced this past week [edited]:
"For the past few years I have been comparing the DX Magazine survey results with the one available from Michael Wells, G7VJR, on his ClubLog Web site https://secure.clublog.org. I should note here that Michael was inducted into the CQ DX Hall of Fame in May 2015 honoring him for his service to the DX community. The two results have consistently closely paralleled each other. After serious consideration, it seemed to me that the ClubLog's Most Wanted information would adequately serve the DX community. The one conducted by The DX Magazine would not offer enough difference to justify the cost in time, or money, for it to continue. I want to thank the thousands of DXers, world-wide, who have supported The DX Magazine survey for the past 25 years. You have provided your fellow DXers with a valuable tool and I believe I can speak for at least most of them in saying THANK YOU. The DX Magazine http://www.dxpub.net/DX-Magazine.html will con- tinue to provide DXers with the stories of DXpeditioners traveling to the far reaches of the earth to provide you with those cherished contacts from rare and exotic places. I want to encourage the organizers/leaders of those DXpeditions to continue offering their stories. By telling others, who, what, where, when and how you made that operation possible, the story can be the final chapter of the DXpedition. It might also inspire others to make the effort to organize their own DXpedition, or to at least make a donation to the next major DXpedition."OPDX EDITOR'S COMMENTS: I have known Carl for many years and would like to personally thank him for his hard work and many years of putting the "Most Wanted Survey List" together each year. It will surely be missed... EA8, CANARY ISLANDS
Jay, OH6CS, will be active as EA8/OH6CS from the Canary Islands between November 22-28th. Activity will be on various bands especially 6 meters on CW and SSB. He also plans to be on the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??m) entry signing EA8CUU. QSL via his home callsign, direct or LoTW.
ED8, CANARY ISLANDS
Romeo, S59M, will be active as ED8W from La Palma Island (AF-004) during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 5-6th) Single-Op/ All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via W3HNK.
Donald, KD4UDU, is now active as EL2DW from Monrovia until December 17th. Activity has been on 15 meters (around 21305 kHz), but he is expected to be on 20/15/10 meters using SSB. QSL via KD4UDU.
FY, FRENCH GUIANA
Operator Didier, FY5FY, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/QRP entry. QSL via FY5FY.
GRUPO DX DE CUBA NEWS
Members of the Grupo DX de Cuba (GDXC) have just finished their commemorative 35th anniversary operation with 13 special event stations which was on the air for one and half months. We were informed by Raúl, CO8ZZ, that they made 20,000 QSOs on almost all bands and modes. He also wants to remind everyone that the GDXC is offering a "FREE" digital certificate to those who worked at least 7 of the following stations: T41GDXC, T42GDXC, T43GDXC, T44GDXC, T45GDXC, T46G, T46D, T46X, T47GDXC, T48G, T48D, T48X and T48C. To receive your "FREE" certificate, send your QSO data to:
Brian, ND3F, will be active as HI3/ND3F (not HI3W as announced earlier) from Cabarete between November 23rd and December 3rd. Activity will be on the HF bands and including the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.
HR, HONDURAS (Update)
John, G4IRN, will be active as HR5/G4IRN from Javier/HR2J QTH in Honduras between November 22-30th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) signing as HR2J. Look for activity before the contest on 80-10 meters (possibly 160 and 6 meters). QSL for both callsigns are via G4IRN, though John is not the QSL Manager for HR2J outside this operation. An OQRS is available at:
Look for the following stations to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the IARU:
9H90IARU -- By the members of the Malta Amateur Radio League (MARL) until the end of the year. QSL via 9H1SP. BV90IARU -- Members of the Chinese Taipei Amateur Radio League (CTARL) will be active until the end of year. QSL via BV2FP.** For a list of various special callsigns and logs, and also details on a special award to be applied for online, see:
EI90IARI -- Members of the Irish Radio Transmitters Society (IRTS) of Ireland until the end of the year. QSL via EI6AL, by the Bureau, direct or ClubLog's OQRS.
EV90IARU -- Operators/team from Belarus; QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW, eQSL.cc and logbook of QRZ.com. Also, QSL direct via EW1I.
HH90IARU -- Members of the Radio Club D' Haiti will be active until the end of 2015. QSL via W3HNK.
OL90IARU -- Members of the Czech Radio will be active until December 6th. QSL via Bureau, LoTW, eQSL and ClubLog's OQRS.
P490IARU -- Activity will last until December 22nd. Operations will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via P43E. The P490IARU log will be uploaded to the IARU ham log Web site, and LoTW at the end of the activation. The QSL cards will be mailed in February - March 2016.
SU90IARU -- Operators Ivan/OM3CGN and Nacho/EA7TN will be active from Egypt until December. They plan to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via OM3CGN.
UP90IARU -- Activity from Kazakhstan. QSL via RW6HS.
YB90IARU -- Members of the Organisasi Amatir Radio Indonesia (ORARI) will be active until the end of the year. Activity will be on the HF bans using CW, SSB, and the Digital modes. QSL via Bureau.
ZP90IARU -- Activity from Paraguay. QSL via ZP5AA.
AF-119. (Reminder) Just a reminder that a group will activate for the first time Coetivy Island as S79C between November 16-22nd. Up to six stations will be active on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. S79C QSLs will be available via ClubLog' OQRS or via M0OXO direct. See http://af119new.com for the latest information.
NA-092. (Satellite Op) Clayton, W5PFG, will operate portable from South Padre Island, Texas, in EL16 between November 22-26th. He plans to operate several passes a day from EL15, covering the southern- most tip of Texas. An operation from EL06 is possible sometime in the beginning of that week. You can follow his operation on Twitter https://twitter.com/@w5pfg starting November 21st. It's possible he will operate once or twice while enroute. Clayton will try to work as many different satellites as possible. He tends to favor FO-29, typically 15-20 kHz above the center of the transponder.
OC-070/ Operators Joppy/YB8XM, Agustinus/YC8VRA, Amiruddin/YB9IPY and
OC-157. Burkhard/DL3KZA are active (as /p, /8 or YB8/) from Bandaneira Island (OC-157) until November 23rd. QSL via operators' instruc- tions. Look for operators after November 23rd to be active (using the same callsigns) from Ambon Island (OC-070).
OC-164. Pavel, VK6NAX, will be active as VK6NAX/p from Garden Island between 0200-1000z on November 21st (another report says 0100-1200z on November 28th). Activity will be 20/15 meters CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct or eQSL.
ADDED NOTE: Another source is reporting that a group of Australian operators will be going to Garden Island between 0200-1000z on November 21st. Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters using CW and SSB. It was also mentioned that due to local regulations and military base regulations they cannot stay on the island after sunset, so the activation will be short.
SA-071. (Reminder/Update) With only two weeks left in November, operators Murilo/PY2DS, Joao Carlos/PU2KKE (newly added op), Joao Paulo/ PU2POP and William/PU2XIZ will be active as ZY2QG from Queimada Grande Island [Snake Island] (DIB SP-17 [NEW!]) and lighthouse (DFB SP-11, ARLHS BRA-086, WLOTA 0242) sometime in November for 24 hours only. This operation is labeled as the "deadliest island in the world" because of snakes. See QRZ.com for more details and updates.
Adrian, KO8SCA, will be active as J3/KO8SCA from Grenada (NA-024) between November 23-29th. This will be a 7-day holiday style DXpedition on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. His equipment: K3 transceiver and KPA500 amplifier running 500W into a Spiderbeam antenna and dipoles. He will upload his log to ClubLog during the DXpedition. Paper QSL cards are through ClubLog OQRS. He will upload his log to LoTW after the DX- pedition. For more details, see the J3/KO8SCA QRZ.com page.
Takeshi "Take", JA1UII, will once again be active as JD1BON from Chichijima Island (AS-031) between November 25th and December 5th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Take states that he will participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via JA1UII, by the Bureau or direct to: Takeshi Ono, 3-33-11 Hachiouji, Cyuo-ku Saitama-City, Saitama 338-0006 JAPAN (w/SASE, 2 USDs or 1 IRC[New]).
K1N NAVASSA ISLAND VIDEO AVAILABLE
The K1N Navassa Island 2015 DXpedition DVD is now available at:
Tony, OA4DX, will be active using the special callsign OA85O until the end of the year. Activity will be on all bands. The special prefix is to celebrate the Radio Club Peruano 85th Anniversary. QSL via LoTW or OA4O.
Freddy, F4HEC, will be active from the following two islands during the month of December:
December 3-9th -- From Guam (OC-026); signing KH2/F4HECActivity from both islands will be on 80-10 meters using SSB. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW. PJ7, ST. MAARTEN ISLAND (Update to OPDX.1238)
December 10-13th -- From Saipan (OC-086), Mariana Islands; signing KH0/F4HEC
Mike, DF8AN, is now active as PJ7AN (not PJ7/DF8AN as announced earlier) from Sint Maarten Island (NA-105) until November 16th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using 100 watts with an Alinco DX70 operating CW and SSB. His second station will be a FT-817 with 5 watts operating RTTY and PSK31. QSL via his home call- sign, direct, by the Bureau. NO eQSL or LoTW.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 16-22nd)
Nov/16th AN Nov/19th AN Nov/21st AN Nov/17th HN Nov/20th HN Nov/22nd AN Nov/18th 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=6-9 100-400REALTIME 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. PU0R/PY0R, FERNANDO DE NORONHA ISLANDS (Update)
Due to last minute personal issues, Renner, PY7RP, one of the operators for the upcoming Atol das Rocas (SA-038) Dxpedition had to give up his trip to the island. Marenga, PU0FDN, will be boarding a boat tomorrow morning (November 14th) to Atol das Rocas, and is expected to be active as PU0R/PU0FDN late on Sunday ( November 15th). Activity will last until November 21st. As his amateur radio novice license permits, he will be active on 10 and 12 meters SSB only. No activity on CW is expected. His activity will be sporadic during non-work time hours. Since Marenga is a novice amateur radio operator, we kindly ask you patience during the pile-ups. For more information, see:
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (November 15th) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9A90IARU via 9A3JB GB0CIN via G3RCW SP500YFF via SP9WAN 9H3YY via DL2JRM HF110MR via SQ2KLU TY2AC via IZ1BZV (d/L) 9H90IARU via 9H1SP HF1918MJP via SP9PGE UP90IARU via RW6HS (d) AH2EA via JF2WGN J6/WT4BT via WT4BT VP2ECC via DL9USA CN40KD via EB7DX MJ/K3PLV via K3PLV YJ0BJ via VK2BJ FM/DL7VOG via DL7VOG OZ0IL via DO1BEN FS4WBS via IZ1MHY R2015BE via UA3RA (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW onlyE51DWC QSL STATUS. Milan, OK1DWC, informs OPDX: "All DIRECT paper QSL cards were sent by mail and confirmed DIRECT. In addition some were confirmed through LoTW. To all direct OQRS requests also goes direct paper QSL." More new information and photos are available on QRZ.com under E51DWC. Milan also states, "I'm thinking about the next expedition to interesting sites in the Pacific." QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5Q2J, 8P9AL, A61EK, BD7BM, CO8ZZ, D70LW, DL8QYJ, E51MQT, EA7TG, F5MMB, FW5JJ, G4XEX, HI3TEJ, HP8/JA6REX, J6/K1ZZI, JW2US (EU-063), LA8PDA, NP2X, OK5W, PJ2/W0GXA, PX8K (SA-042), R5WW, R7CA, SM7BHM, T2GC (OC-015), TF4X, VP2MAC, YB4IR/3 (OC-217) and YU7U
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4W/JI1AVY, AT150ITU, E30FB, JW/M0BLF, JW/M0VFC, OD5NJ (via KK4OK), R1ALA/1 (EU-086), RI1ANZ, V73A, VP9/WW3S and YE3B (OC-197)
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3B9FR, 3D2AG, 5N6/YL2SW, 5W0UU, 6V7D, 6W/UN7LZ, 6Y5/UN7LZ, 8J2VE, 8N1HQ, 9M2/JE1SCJ, 9M2/JJ6WZS, 9M2TO, 9N7BM, 9V1PW, A6/N4QS, C53ZF, CR3L, CT9/OM3RM, CU3HN, D44TWO, DU3/R7KW, E30FB, E51AVE, E51JQY, E51KJW, E51MCA, E51XIW, EX8QB, FG/DK1MM, FG/F6AUS, FK8GM, FM1AG, FW5JJ, GU3UOQ, HI3/OE3GEA, HQ5X, IZ3ZNR, J34O, J88DR, JD1BLY, JD1BMH, JF1IRW, JK1OLT, JW/LZ2HM, KH0UA, KP2/NE9U, KP4SJ, LZ102SIB, LZ20QV/P, LZ250MM, LZ293MA, LZ386SKI, LZ429PS, LZ883PI, LZ9I, MD4K, P4/DL6RAI, PJ7N, PJ7RV, PP5/LZ9A, PY9MM, S21ZBB, S9TF, SV5/DL3DRN, SW3JH, SW8SW, T30D, T88HZ, TC57A, UN7LZ, UO5L, UP20L, UP4L, UQ5L, V5/DK1CE, V51WH, V63GW, V650XG, VP8DNY, VP8KF, WH2DX, XV2E, XV9NPS, XZ1Z, YW5RYL, ZA/LZ2HM, ZZ80RJ and ZZ80RR
S9, SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE (Update)
Bruno, HB9BEI, who is currently in Brazil and is active as PY7ZBK during the winter months, informs OPDX that he will be active as S9BK (requested) from Sao Tome and Principe (STP) between February 25th and March 25th (2016). Bruno states, "The flights and accommodations are booked to STP. The license was orally granted, but have to be picked up personally upon arrival. This will be a one man - Holiday-stile DXpedition. Arriving at STP February 25th and leaving March 25th. If possible, I will stay another 14 days, but this is not granted yet.
Expect me to be active on all bands from 40-10m mainly on SSB and on the Digital modes. As I am a very poor CW operator, I will not annoy the DX community with my bad CW..... Rig will be an ICOM IC7200, Jumla 1KW amplifier (if the Finnish OM's are able to deliver one on time), with an antenna dipole for 40m and a fold-able antenna for the bands 20-10m. Hope that everything will be running smooth and that I am able to contact a lot of stations on the air from STP." QSL via his home callsign. V4, ST. KITTS (NA-104)
Andy, N2NT, will once again be active as V47NT from the QTH of V47KP between November 23-30th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) signing as V47T and as a Single-Op/ All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via W2RQ.
VK9WA WILLIS ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update/Reminder)
The international team of operators are now active as VK9WA from Willis Islets until November 23rd. The on-air operations will last 10 days with high power on CW, SSB, and RTTY on 160-10 meters (possibly 6 meters). Their primary focus will be providing all time new contacts with this highly demanded, rarely activated entity with an emphasis on difficult paths - primarily US East Coast, Europe, and Africa.
QSL via N7SMI, direct or by the Bureau. Use ClubLog's OQRS for direct or Bureau QSLs is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. QSL cards will be a beautiful full-color photo. QSLing priority is listed on their Web page. ClubLog's OQRS will be available shortly after the conclusion of the DXpedition. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL shortly after the operation. Complete details can be found on their Web page
THE YASME FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES YASME EXCELLENCE AWARD TO N1MM+ DEVELOPMENT TEAM
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has awarded the Yasme Excellence Award to the N1MM+ Development Team: Tom Wagner, N1MM; Rick Ellison, N2AMG; Steve London, N2IC; John Bednar, K3CT; Nikolay Safronov, NA3M; Pete Smith, N4ZR; Andreas Hofman, KU7T; Larry Gauthier, K8UT; and Richard Ferch, VE3KI. The initial N1MM Classic is a sophisticated logging program offered at no cost to contesters around the world. N1MM+ is a major revision to the original program and was a completely volunteer effort of thousands of programmer-hours to rewrite and test more than 250,000 lines of code. www.n1mm.com The program continues to be made available without charge and continues to be refined on a regular basis, supported by an extensive user group and full documentation.
The Yasme Excellence Award is presented to those who, through their own service, creativity, effort and dedication, have made a significant con- tribution to amateur radio. The contribution may be in recognition of technical, operating or organizational achievement, as all three are necessary for amateur radio to grow and prosper.
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 information about The Yasme Foundation, visit our website at
The Yasme Foundation Board of Directors:
Ward Silver, NØAX, President and Director
Fred Laun, K3ZO, Director and Vice-President
Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Director and Treasurer
Kip Edwards, W6SZN, Director and Secretary
Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T, Director
Ken Claerbout, K4ZW, Director
Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director
Mac McHenry, W6BSY, Director
Bob Vallio, W6RGG, Director
Dennis, K7BV, will be on the air in late 2015 as YB2/K7BV between November 26-28th before joining the YE2R CQWW DX CW Contest team. YB9/K7BV will be used during a Bali trip between December 23-29th. Logs for the two portable operations will be posted on LoTW early January 2016.
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