DX Bulletin No. 1272
July 4, 2016
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, W2VU, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4GN/4F1GN, W6NV, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, K9IDX, CO8ZZ, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HP1AC?, HS0ZCW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, LU4AA, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete Rayer & ISWL, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, 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, 26th/June, through Sunday, 3rd/July there were 202 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, 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, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, 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".
3A, MONACO. Aurelio, IZ8EGM, is once again active as 3A/IZ8EGM until July 15th. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign. Look on his Web page for possible updates at: http://iz0egm.jimdo.com 5J0, SAN ANDRES AND PROVIDENCIA ISLANDS. Martinez, HK3Y, will be active as 5J0Y from San Andres Island (NA-033) between July 18-23rd. Activity will be on various HF bands. Operations are to commemorate the independence of Colombia. QSL via HK3Y: Clemente Martínez Rozo, Liga Colombiana de Radioaficionados, P.O. Box 584 Bogotá, Colombia. 6V, SENEGAL (Update/IOTA Op). A team of Italian operators will be active as 6V1IS (license has been received) from Senegal, between November 7-19th (not 6-16th). They will also make side trip between this time from Ngor and Gorée Islands (AF-045) [Lighthouse and Unesco site] and be active as 6V1IS/p. This is a Humanitarian DXpedition for donations to the association "Save the Children - Senegal"; they are searching/looking for sponsors and contributions. Activity will be on all HF bands, including 30/17/12/6 bands, using CW, SSB, PSK31/63/125, RTTY, and "maybe" SSTV on 14230 kHz. In addition, they will participate in contests using PSK, RTTY and CW. Operators and Team members mentioned are Leopoldo/I8LWL (Logistic), Alfredo/IK7JWX (Team leader/QSL Manager), Ampelio/IS0AGY, Christian/ IS0BWM, Loredana/IS0FFR, Patrick/IS0FQK, Simon/IZ7ATN, and Michele/ IW7EGQ. Log will be available on ClubLog. The operation does have a FaceBook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1707060236221730 QSL via IK7JWX, by the Bureau, direct, eQSL or the OQRS on ClubLog. For the donations : Poste Pay Card (Visa Electron) 4023600649350826 Alfredo De Nisi, Vico della Cavallerizza, 4/D -73100 Lecce (Italia) C.F.: DNS LRD 46B19 506T 6Y, JAMAICA. Armin, DK9PY, will once again be active as 6Y6N from St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, between August 6-20th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands (160-10m) using CW and his FT-857 into an inverted L. During the Worked All Europe DX CW Contest [WAE] (August 13-14th) he will probably be active from Josh's, 6Y5WJ, station. QSL via his home callsign. AY/LR/LT/LV, ARGENTINA. Commemorating the Bicentennial of the Argentinian Independence, the Radio Club Argentino RCA, National IARU Member Society announces that all Argentine radio amateurs will be allowed to change their callsigns prefixes between 0000 UTC, July 9th, to 0300 UTC, July 11th, according to the following criteria: LU stations will shift their prefixes to LR; LW to LV; AZ to LT; Amateur Radio Clubs and Associations to LS; and Scouts groups, schools and any other institutions holding a license can use the prefix AY. For more details please visit: http://www.lu4aa.org CLUBLOG'S MOST WANTED LIST UPDATE. ClubLog has update its DXCC Most Wanted List as of July 1st, and can be viewed at: https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php There are 339 DXCC entities listed. ClubLog states, "The information generated in this report is derived from QSOs uploaded to ClubLog. To improve quality, only QSOs that have QSLs confirmed are considered to be worked. The most wanted charts are rebuilt once per month, on average. The top 10 DXCC entities are as follows: 1. P5 DPRK (NORTH KOREA) 6. BV9P PRATAS ISLAND 2. 3Y/B BOUVET ISLAND 7. CE0X SAN FELIX ISLANDS 3. FT5/W CROZET ISLAND 8. KH3 JOHNSTON ISLAND 4. KH1 BAKER HOWLAND ISLANDS 9. KH7K KURE ISLAND 5. BS7H SCARBOROUGH REEF 10. VK0M MACQUARIE ISLAND COWS OVER THE WORLD (Update). Tom, KC0W, and his all-CW "Cows Over the World" DXpeditions is still active as 5W0COW from Samoa until July 12th. Activity will be CW only on 160-6 meters using a K3 with a KPA500 amp (500 watts) into vertical antennas over salt water. He will be in all major CW contests. He posted this past week on QRZ.com some of the days of his upcomig operations. His tentative schedule is as follows: Tuvalu (T2) : July 19th-August 18th Vanuatu (YJ) : August 20th-September 21st Western Kiribati (T30COW): September 24th-October 24th Solomon Islands : October 25th-November 26th Returns to Samoa (5W0COW): November 27th-??? Tokelau (ZK3) : ??? Temotu Province (H40) : (Depends on Tokelau) Bangladesh (S2) : Exact dates unknown. Nepal (9N) : Exact dates unknown. Bhutan (A5) : Exact dates unknown. QSL via KC0W direct only. A log search will be available on ClubLog. He does not use LoTW. See QRZ.com for more details and updates. CQ NEWS (Press Release - July 1st). Doug Zwiebel, KR2Q, Named Director of CQ World Wide DX Contest (Hicksville, NY) -- Longtime CQ World Wide DX Contest Committee member Doug Zwiebel, KR2Q, has been named Director of the CQ World Wide DX Contest, CQ magazine Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA, announced today. Doug succeeds Randy Thompson, K5ZD, who has been CQWW Director for the past four years. The CQWW DX Contest is amateur radio's most popular contest and may be the world's largest competitive sporting event in terms of numbers of participants. Zwiebel is the longest-serving member of the CQWW Contest Committee, having first joined in 1979. He brought the contest into the computer age by writing the first mass log-checking program (using Business BASIC) in 1980, and has devoted thousands of hours of volunteer time to the contest community. Doug was also responsible for suggesting the establish- ment of the CQ Contest Hall of Fame in 1986. First licensed in 1966, Zwiebel began contesting a year later and has never stopped. Over the years, he has operated at some of the nation's top contest superstations, including K2GL (where he was chief 10-meter operator for a decade), K5NA and N2RM. He has operated primarily low power from his home station and holds six CQWW QRP records, more than any other active station. He also holds DXCC Honor Roll #1 and has worked more than 250 DX entities using less than one watt of transmitter power. Professionally, Zwiebel is a hospital administrator in New York City. He and his wife live in Randolph, New Jersey. They have two adult daugh- ters, both of whom are doctors. CQ Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA, said Zwiebel brings a unique perspective to the table. "Doug has operated from some of the world's top contest superstations as well as single-operator QRP," Ross noted. "So he under- stands equally well the perspective of both the 'big guns' and the 'little pistols,' without whom the contest could not be nearly as successful as it is. I look forward to working closely with Doug." DXCC NEWS. Philippe, F5MVB, reports that Sharon Taratula, the ARRL Awards Manager, states that the following operations have been approved for DXCC credit: TN2MP - Republic of Congo; May 15-23rd, 2016 TN2BJ - Republic of Congo; May 15-23rd, 2016 E2, THAILAND. Charly, HS0ZCW, announced that the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST) national club has obtained and will use E2HQ in the upcoming IARU HF World Championship Contest. ?The club's main station callsign of HS0AC remains, but E2HQ will be used for this contest.? Operators mentioned are Jack/HS1FVL, Paul/HS4DDQ, Nikorn/HS5NMF, Wanlop/ HS6MYW, Son/HS6NDK, Choon/E20HHK, Pee/E20PFE, Tony/E21IZC, Ray/E23PKO and Mike/E29BUQ. QSL via E21EIC, LoTW and by the Bureau. EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS. Ady, DK5ON, will be active as EA6/DK5ON from Mallorca Island (EU-004) between July 8-22nd. Activity will be holiday style with some EAFF and SOTA/GMA activities. He will be using a Elecraft KX3 QRP 5 Watt and TS-480SAT into Buddstick and Buddipole antenna system. QSL via DK5ON, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. IOTA NEWS.............. AS-043. Masa, JA0RQV, will be active as JA0RQV/1 from Hachijo Island between July 9-11th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, LoTW or ClubLog. AS-081. Operators Sang/HL5YI, Ho-Jong/DS5ACV, Shin/DS5ANY, Matti/DS5BRE, Kim/DS5DNO and Tae-Hong/DS5QLJ will be active as homecall/p from Hwangdeog-do Island, South Korea, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a 24 entries. QSL via DS5DNO. AS-147. Taka, JA8COE, will be active as JA8COE/8 from Yagishiri Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/ DXpedition entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct, ClubLog's OQRS or by the JARL Bureau. AS-150. Members of the Ji Nan Amateur Radio Association (JNARA) will be active as BY4JN from LingShan Island between July 29-31st. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned are BI4KKC (Team leader), Shi/BG4MJO, DaHai/BG4NMT, Ma/BA4MY, NingSheng/BA4II, Zhiliang/BH4LGE, BH4PYS, BH4JZW, BI4IIF, BI4KYQ and BI4IIZ. QSL via BG4OGO (SASE), LoTW or eQSL.cc. EU-003. Olivier, W6NV, will be active as CR2M from Sao Miguel Island, Azores, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. For activity before and after the RSGB Contest, he will use the callsign CT8/W6NV. QSL via his home callsign. EU-016. Operators Franjo/9A6M, Mark/9A8A, Miran/S50O, Silvo/S50X, Tomaž/S51AC, Krajcar/S52P and Drago/S59A will be active as 9A0AA from Vis Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via S59A. EU-031. Gian, IC8WIC, will be active from Capri Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via his home callsign or by the Bureau. EU-032. Fraser, G4BJM, will be active as F/G4BJM/P from Île d'Oléron during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/ All-Band (80-10m)/CW-Mode/24-Hrs entry. QSL via G4BJM. EU-052. Gabi, HA1YA, will be active as SW8YA from Corfu Island (WW. Loc. JM99vt) between July 13-23rd. Activity will be on various HF bands as well as VHF and EME. QSL via his home callsign. EU-055. Operators Trond/LA1ZTA, Berge/LA3IW, Bjørn/LA6SFA, Morten/ LA7XIA, Christian/LA8OM, Sigurd/LA9QH, Knut/LA9RY and LB4EH will be active as LA4C from Utsira Island (WLOTA 0104, ARLHS NOR262) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi- 2/High-Power/DXpedition entry. QSL via LA4C, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW. EU-057. Joachim, DL5KUD, will once again be active from Ruegen Island (O-07 for the German Islands Award) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/12-HRS/Low-Power entry. QSL via DL5KUD, by the Bureau or OQRS. EU-133. Operators Oleg/RD1A, Sergey/RW1F, Vladimir/RW1A, Dmitrii/RU1M, Andrey/RV1AW, Yakov/RA1AP, Nikita/RA1AO, Vasil/RA1ZZ, Gennady/ RW1C, R1CAM, R1BDW, Sukhanov/UA1ZZ and Vadim/UA1AKC will be active as RI1C from Kotlin Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Op/DXpedition entry. QSL via RW1F. NA-128. Jean, VE2VIA, will be active from Ile-aux-Coudres during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign. NA-148. Scott, NE1RD, will be active as NE1RD/1 from Lovells Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/ SSB-Mode/QRP entry. QSL via his home callsign. LoTW log will be uploaded immediately after the contest using this callsign. NA-158. DX-World.com reports that Yuri, N3QQ, will be on a business trip next week to Soldotna, Alaska. There is a possibility he will make a side trip to either Kalgin or Chisik Island around July 8-11th, but most likely Kalgin. He will use the callsign KL7RRC, testing out 2 SDR’s (MB-1 and SunSDR2-Pro with 600W amp). NA-217. Operators Mark/K1RX, Tom/KB1YVR and Igor/N1YX will be active from White Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Single. A special callsign has been applied for (1 X 1). They applied for K1W. QSL via W1WQM. ISWL CALLSIGNS (For July). The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of July 2016: GX4BJC/A - Operated from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie, G6XOU. (/A WAB Square TM22 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841). Herbie will also operate as: GX4BJC/P His /P WAB information will be given if requested. MX1SWL/A - Operated from Great Missenden, in Buckinghamshire, by John, G8XTJ. (/A WAB Square SP80 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841). ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL info is on or or via . NO LoTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for their awards. P4, ARUBA. Cedrick, WT2P, will be active as P40XA from Aruba between July 4-11th. Activity will be on various HF bands including an entry in the IARU HF World Championship Contest. QSL via his home callsign, direct or LoTW. PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 3-9th).... Jul/03rd LN Jul/06th AN Jul/08th HN Jul/04th AN Jul/07th AN Jul/09th AN Jul/05th 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 REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE : 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. Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at: http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html PY160, BRAZIL (Special Event). Operators Ronaldo/PS7AB (SSB) and Leo/ PP1CZ (CW-Digital) will activate the special event station, PY160FD, between July 1-30th. Activity is to commemorate the 160th anniversary foundation of the first Official Fire Department in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro State). Operations will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital. QSL via PS7AB, by the Bureau, direct (USD 2.00), LoTW or eQSL. QSL INFO AND NEWS..................... QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (July 3rd) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3Z0IAB via SQ9IAB GB2GP via GI4FUM PA100FDM via PB0AEZ 4O/K1CC via K1CC GP3ZME/P via M0PNN (O/L) PG150N via PA7DA 5B/LA3IPA via LA3IPA HA90MRC via HA5MRC R1770LI via R3IAN (*) 5B4ALX via IZ4AMS HB0/HB9AFI/P via HB9AFI R80UGR via RC3M 5T0JL via ON8RA HB0/IV3CTS/P via YT4RA S570ABC via S59ABC 6Y6M via NN7AZ & (L) HB9/DJ1AA/M via DJ1AA SM6/ON7YK/M via ON7YK 6Y7R via NN7AZ HC2AO via RC5A SN9CLAN via SP9KR 7S70AT via SK2AT HH2AA via NR6M SO35RTTY via SP1O 8Q7HW via DK1HW HV0A via IK0FVC SP0OTC via SP3EA 9H3G via JH3FUK (O) IQ9ZZ via 9A8AOT SV5/DF4IE/P via DF4IE A62A via IZ8CLM IS0BSR/IM0 via IS0BSR (d/L) SV8/I3BQC/P via I3BQC A71TA via IZ8CLM J79XE via WB4WXE TK/IK6ZDF via IK6ZDF (d/L) DL/LZ2JE via LZ2JE K2A via N2SQW (d) TM16RNB via F8BBL & (L) DL/PA9WOR via PA9WOR K2B via KK4ODQ (d) TM50TDF via F6KFW DL30EUDXF via DJ6SI K2H via KB1OIQ TM53IMW via F6KSU DM88YLF via DJ5YL K2I via KA2FIR TM65EU via F4ELK DN2WB via DK2DO K2K via AB1OC V4/G0FWX via M0URX EA5/ON4LO/P via ON4LO K2M via K3MJW V44KAI via W5TFW (d/L) EA6/EI6DX via RA3R KP4/OH2BKX via OH2BKX V55DX via DO4DXA EA8/F4HHL/P via F5KKD LZ60KSB via LZ2NG VP2ETE via W3HNK EG5HSJ via EA5RKB OE/JP1RIW via BM2JCC W1G via WO4L EM10UFF via UR7UT OK/DF9PE/P via DF9PE W1N via W3HNK EV75PG via RW6HS (d) OO7J via ON5JC W5/MM0LID via MM0LID (d/L) FR4NT via F4DXW (d/O) OO9O via ON7SS YQ9EPC via YO9BPX GB100BOS via MI1AIB (d/B) OS0C via ON7KC Z370CEF via Z37CEF GB13COL via G0VLF OZ0TX via DL7AT (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only (*) Your QSL isn't needed QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4S7RTG, 5V7D, A75GT, D3AM, DL4FAY, DS5USH, EA8CPN, F6HKA, HA3PT, HI8CSS, HR5/F2JD, JA6FIO, KI1U/VE9, KP2M, ON3MDW, VE3HP, VK5MAV, YD4IRS, YV4ET/1 (SA-089) and ZP4KFX QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: OM3EY, TK9C and VY0BRR (NA-156; 2014 QSO) QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3E100PC, A6/DL9WVM, BU2AW, CY0P, HP1/AI5P, KG4KL, V25WY, XR0YG and ZS4TX RI1, FRANZ JOSEF LAND. QSL Manager Victor, UA2FM, reported on QRZ.com, on July 2nd, "Eugeny, RI1FJ (aka UA4RX), suddenly showed up on the air late June. I have no e-mail communication with the Island, as there are no post/telephone/transportation services there, but company satellite forbidden for private use. I was neither notified by Eugeny of his QRV, nor about problems he had during this season. The only thing I know, - it's him who signs RI1FJ, as many hams worked him reported this. I do not know whether Eugeny is able to send his ADIF logs through his <@winlink.org> address as we did in his previous operations. I was told all steel and metal materials and equipment was removed from the island before summer 2015. Perhaps this was the reason of RI1FJ silence. Gents, please keep working RI1FJ on the bands, but be patient with QSL requests until I establish log exchange procedure. I'll be back with more information as soon I have it..... Thanks, Victor UA2FM" ADDED NOTE: Eugeny seems to be working mainly 20 meters CW and RTTY. Times of activity have been between 0651-0705z, 1130-1330z, 1238-1820z and 2015-0445z. QSL via UA2FM, direct, OQRS or LoTW. T40, CUBA. Once again, the Federación de Radioafionados de Cuba (FRC) supported by Grupo DX de Cuba (GDXC) will be active as a Headquarter entry with the callsign T40HQ during the next IARU HF Championship. They also plan to have stations from five different cities including Havana, Sancti Spiritus, Camaguey, Las Tunas and Baracoa signing as T40HQ on all bands. Current list of operators are Juan/CO2JD, Amed/CO2AME, Bob/CM2KL, Reynaldo/CO6RD, Ed/CO7EH, Raúl/CO8ZZ and Oriol/CO8CY. QSL via OH2TA. V3, BELIZE (IOTA Op). Jim, W2JHP, will once again be active as V31TA from the Turneffe Flats Lodge on Turneffe Atoll (NA-123) between July 23rd and August 12th. Activity will be limited on various HF bands using SSB with 100 watts and a wire in a palm tree. There may be some Digital operations. QSL via EA5GL direct only, LoTW or eQSL. V6, MICRONESIA. Kouchi, JR2GAG, will once again be active as V63GG, but this time from Pohnpei Island (OC-010) between July 6-10th. Activity will be holiday style mostly on 40-6 meters. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, direct or ClubLog's OQRS. No LoTW or eQSL. V84, BRUNEI. Members of the "Brunei Darussalam Amateur Radio Association" (BDARA) will be using the special callsign V84SHQ for the upcoming IARU HF Championship. Operators mentioned are Tamat/V85TL, Nasran/V85ZX, Azril/ V85AN, Yul/V85EX, Abu/V85ACR, Zulhilmi/V85CZ, Faeiz/V85ACY, V85SAB, Asmawi/ V85ACU, Sahrulluddin/V85PS, V85HAN and Qamarul/V89QA. QSL via direct or the QSL Manager V85TL. W9DXCC 2016 (Register Now). The following press release was sent out on June 26th [edited]: Hello all -- First off, we hope that everyone is having a great summer with friends, family and loved ones. Of course, even as the sun shines down and conditions are poor, we look at our wires and aluminum and think of DX Season..... Having said that, we have to ask, "Is it too early to remind everyone of W9DXCC, 2016?" The answer, we believe, is, "no." For 64 years, W9DXCC has brought the best in guest speakers, prizes and all around camaraderie. This year, our agenda for the weekend is: * DX University and Contest University * VP8STI / SGI South Sandwich / South Georgia * VK0EK Heard Island * K5P Palmyra * Updates on Cycle 24 * DX’ing During Declining Conditions * Flex 6000 for Contesting and DX’ing We will also have vendors with us, including: * Elecraft * Expert Linears America * Flex Radio Systems * Icom * Yaesu Of course, there will be card-checking and, yes, prizes, including the grand prize.... the FT DX 3000. Lastly, top off Saturday’s events by attending the W9DXCC Banquet, where we will hear from our esteemed guest speaker, Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, CEO of the ARRL! So go to , now and register. We look forward to seeing you there! Check the site frequently for presenter, prize and other updates and look out for us on Facebook at, "W9DXCC Convention." Feel free to forward this message and/or post to club reflectors. 73! Bill K3WA and Jim K9IDX WRTC 2018 NEWS (Prime Sponsor WRTC 2018). FROM THE OFFICES OF WRTC-2018 ORGANIZERS: Friedrichshafen, 25th June 2016 -- The organizers of the WRTC 2018 have the pleasure to announce that YAESU Musen will support WRTC 2018 as Prime Sponsor. During the Ham Radio 2016 YAESU Director Masao Mori and WRTC 2018 President Christian Janssen, DL1MGB, signed a “Memorandum of Understanding”. YAESU Musen, well renowned as a leading manufacturer of amateur radio equipment, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The name YAESU stands for innovation and tradition. YAESU has been support- ing a great variety of projects in the field of DXing and contesting for many decades. Already at the WRTC 2002 in Finland YAESU stood in the front row in developing the idea of the World Radio Team Championship. YAESU has announced immediate financial support and to provide technical equipment. They will donate all rotators for the WRTC antennas. Their most reliable technical standard will guarantee fairness in this radiosport competition, the core idea of the WRTC for more than 25 years. Masao Mori stated, “YAESU is happy to get into such close contact with the WRTC 2018 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary. We are looking forward to providing our long standing experience in the cooperation with the great events of amateur radio.” Christian Janssen replied, "I am delighted to be able to welcome YAESU Musen, one of the leading manufacturers of communication equipment as Prime Sponsor. The support by YAESU means a great step forward towards our sponsoring target." The agreement was also signed by Martti Laine (OH2BH) and Volkmar Junge (DF2SS). In his office as WRTC 2018 Ambassador, Martti Laine has established the link to YAESU and being one of the organizers of the WRTC 2002 in Finland he has contributed unpayable support in the negotiations. Volkmar Junge, President and CEO of the WiMo company, will assist in the execution of the agreement as the European partner. Furthermore, the signing was witnessed by Saya Nakamura, Liason Officer of YAESU, as well as by Michael Hoeding (DL6MHW) and Rudolf Schwenger (DJ3WE) of the WRTC 2018 Fundraising Committee. The WRTC 2018 expresses its gratitude towards YAESU Musen for its most generous support as a token of worldwide cooperation in amateur radio and Martti and Volkmar for their consulting and support. XU7, CAMBODIA. Operators Steff/HB9FXL and Rolf/HB9MUQ will be active as XU7AKB and XU7AKD, respectively, from Koh Rong (AS-133) between August 7-18th. Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/12/10 meters using SSB. Their equipment will include a Elecraft KX2 and KX3 with PA100 and Yaesu FT857D with 10 watts and 100 watts into an Aerial-51 (inverted-V), Vertical HyEndfed (10/20/40m), and portable Hexbeam (by foldingantennas.com). QSL via HB9FXL, by the USKA QSL Bureau or direct. Logs will be posted to ClubLog and LoTW. For more details, see: http://www.hb9fxl.com ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Operators Mike/NA6MB (ZF2NA), YL Gayle/K6GO (ZF2GO) and Joe/W6VNR (ZF2AH) will be active from Grand Cayman Island, near Bodden Town, between July 6-11th (Joe is there a little longer). Activity will be on 160-6 meters. The trio will also be active during the IARU HF World Championship Contest (July 9-10th) as ZF1A from the CARS HQ station. QSL ZF2GO and ZF2NA via K6GO. QSL ZF2AH via W6VNR. QSL ZF1A via K6AM. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 2016 IARU CONTEST. The 2016 International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) HF World Championship is this upcoming weekend between July 9th at 1200 UTC and July 10th 1200 UTC. The object of the contest is to contact other amateurs around the world, especially IARU officials and member-society HQ stations in as many ITU zones as possible. Look for activity on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters using CW and SSB. You will find detailed information at: http://www.arrl.org/iaru-hf-championship http://www.iaru.org/contests.html ADDED NOTE: A list of HQ multipliers has been posted on the Web at: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2651703/HQ2016.txt A PDF file is also available at: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2651703/iaru2016hq.pdf The following list is put together by Joe, OZ0J/5Q2T. Any corrections, please contact Joe (not OPDX) at: firstname.lastname@example.org This list will be updated in next week's OPDX Bulletin on Friday before the contest. Callsign HQ Callsign HQ Callsign HQ Callsign HQ -------- ---- -------- ---- -------- ---- -------- ---- 4K7Z FRS E7HQ ARABH LX8HQ RL VE6SH AC 4L0HQ NARG EF4HQ URE LY0HQ LRMD VK100ANZAC WIA 4O0S MARP EF8U URE LZ1US R1 VP2M MARS 4O3A R1 EI0HQ IRTS LZ7HQ BFRA VP2V BVIRL 4V0HQ RCH EI3IO R1 NU1AW/6 IARU VP9HQ RSB 4X4ARC IARC EK0HQ FRRA OA4O RCP VR2HK HARTS 5C8A ARRAM EL2BEN LRAA OE0HQ OVSV VU2GMN R3 5Z4RS ARSK EM5HQ UARL OH2HQ SRAL W1AW/9 ARRL 7X2HQ ARA ER7HQ ARM OL6HQ CRC W6ROD AC 8N1HQ JARL ES9A ERAU OM8HQ SARA XE1KK R2 8N3HQ JARL ES9HQ ERAU OP0HQ UBA XE1LM FMRE 8N4HQ JARL ET3AA EARS OY1CT FRA XR3HQ RCCH 8N8HQ JARL EW5HQ BFRR OZ1HQ EDR XV4Y VARC 8Q7TM AC G3BJ AC OZ7IS/M R1 XX9A ARM 9A0HQ HRS GR2HQ RSGB P40HQ AARC YB0AZ R3 9K2RR R1 HB0HQ AFVL PA6HQ VERON YE0HQ ORARI 9K9HQ KARS HB9FPM R1 PJ2HQ VRONA YL4HQ LRAL 9M4DXX MARTS HB9HQ USKA PT2ADM R2 YR0HQ FRR 9V9HQ SARTS HG0HQ MRASZ R9HQ SRR YS0YS CRAS 9Y4HQ TTARS HK3LR LCRA S50HQ ZRS YS1MS R2 9Y4X R2 HL0HQ KARL SK9HQ SSA YT0HQ SRS A25HQ BARS HL1AQQ R3 SN0HQ PZK YV5AJ RCV A71HQ QARS HP0HQ LPRA SU1SK ERASD YV5AM R2 AT1HQ ARSI HQ2W RCH SX0HQ RAAG Z30HQ RSM B1HQ CRSA HQ50RCH RCH T40HQ FRC Z32TO R1 B4HQ CRSA E2HQ RAST T70HQ ARRSM ZA1A AARA B5HQ CRSA HU0YS CRAS TC3HQ TRAC ZF1A CARS B7HQ CRSA II0HQ ARI TF3IRA IRA ZL2AZ R3 BV0HQ CTARL J77HQ DARCI TG0AA CRAG ZL6A NZART C4HQ CARS J87HQ SVGRS TG9AGD R2 ZL6HQ NZART C91HQ LREM JA1CJP R3 TI0HQ RCCR ZP5AA RCP CE3PG R2 JE1MUI R3 TM0HQ REF ZS4BS R1 CE3AA RCCH JT1KAA MRSF TU2CI ARAI ZS9HQ SARL CR5HQ REP K0QB R2 UN1HQ KFRR ZW0HQ LABRE CX1AA RCU LA2RR AC V55HQ NARL Z60A SHRAK DA0HQ DARC LN2HQ NRRL V8FEO BDARA DL9KCE R1 LU4AA/F RCA VE3YV R2 DX0HQ PARA LU4AA/H RCA VE5RAC RAC ADDED NOTES (by Joe, OZ0J). [edited] In the 2016 IARU HF Championship Contest, there will be some new callsigns: J77HQ code DARCI (operators K5KG, WI9WI/J79WI & W4IX/J79IX) J87HQ code SVGRS (operators KE1B & W6NN) Z60A code SHRAK (operators OZ1IKY, OH2BH and a few more) Regarding J87HQ the CORRECT code is SVGRAS, but some contest logging programs cannot accept codes more than 5 letters. Remember to log SVGRS in the exchange file. Z60A is operating from Kosovo and will participate for the first time ever.