DX Bulletin No. 1275
July 25, 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, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K6LA, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, NE8Z, W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, EA5GL, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JARD, JI3DST, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PY3DF, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SP9KR, TA1HZ, TA3J, 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, 17th/July, through Sunday, 24th/July there were 203 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ4, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T30, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TT, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
5R, MADAGASCAR. John, IK5BCM, is now active as 5R8BC from Nosy Be Island (AF-057) until August 2nd. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and possibly the Digital modes. Equipment is an Icom 706 and Yaesu 897 using 100 watts into an Inverted V Dipole antenna. QSL via his home callsign, LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS or eQSL. 9M4, WEST MALAYSIA (IOTA Op). Members of Pahang DX Fan Club (PDXFC) will be active as 9M4TI from Redang Island (AS-073) between July 29-31st. Their main activity will be during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via 9M2RDX only direct. 9M6, EAST MALAYSIA (IOTA Op). Saty, JE1JKL, will once again be active as 9M6NA from Mohammed, 9M6MO's, QTH on Labuan Island (OC-133) during the 2016 CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via JE1JKL or LoTW. For more details, see: http://jsfc.org/je1jkl/9m6na.html COWS OVER THE WORLD (Update). Tom, KC0W, and his all-CW "Cows Over the World" DXpeditions still continues and is now active as T2COW from Tuvalu until August 18th. 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 updates his activites on his upcomig operations on QRZ.com. 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. CR2, AZORES. Look for CR2V to be active from Flores Island (EU-089) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via HB9CRV, by the Bureau or LoTW. CT8, AZORES. Freddy, F5IRO, will be active as CT8/F5IRO from Sao Miguel Island (EU-003) between August 5-19th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct. FM/TO4/TO6, MARTINIQUE. Operators Joe/N7BF, Mac/WT4BT, Bill/AA4OC and Everett/W6ABM will be active as FM/N7BF, FM/WT4BT, TO4OC, TO6ABM, re- spectively, from L'Impératrice Village Résidence Hôtelière near Anse Mitan, Martinique Island (NA-107) between October 29th and November 4th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL FM/N7BF via N7BF. QSL FM/WT4BT via WT4BT, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog. QSL TO4OC via AA4OC, direct or LoTW. QSL TO6ABM via W6ABM or LoTW. FP/TO200, ST.PIERRE AND MIQUELON. Alain, F6ACH, will be active from Saint Pierre Island (NA-032), Miquelon Islands (NA-032) and Terre Neuve Island between July 22-30th. He is now active as FP/F6ACH and will pos- sibly be active with some local operators as TO200SPM. Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/10 meters, but he will be on 20 meters mainly using FT857D transceiver and a dipole antenna. QSL via his home callsign. FS, ST. MARTIN. Operators Paul/K9NU, Jim/N9TK and John/W9ILY will be active as FS/K9NU, FS/N9TK and FS/W9ILY, respectively, from Saint Martin Island (NA-105) between December 1-10th. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL FS/N9TK via his home callsign. QSL FS/K9NU via his home call- sign, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog or LoTW. QSL FS/W9ILY via his home callsign or LoTW.
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 30-31st) Single-Op entry. QSL via eQSL. AF-064. Look for ZS9V to be active from Robben Island during the Inter- national Lighthouse Lightship Weekend [ILLW] (August 19-21st). There will be two stations on the air with 500w amps using a Inverted "V" and TH3 antennas. QSL via LoTW. AS-062. Members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) will be active as RI0FS from Shikotan Island, Kuril Islands, between August 11-17th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Operators mentioned are Andrey/R6MG, Dmitry/ RA6ABC, Yuri/R7MR, Vladimir/UA0FAM and Andrew/UA3EDP. Look for more information to be forthcoming. Also, watch: http://ri0fs.ru/en AS-070. (Reminder/Update) Members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) will be active as R70ASIA from Gusmp Island possibly starting July 29th through August 2nd. Operators mentioned are Vasily/ R7AA, Yuri/R2DG and Eugene/UA6EX. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. Their activity will also include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). The team is looking for funds. QSL via R7AA or OQRS. AS-102. Operators from Taiwan, Japan and New Zealand will be active as BO0KS from Kinmem Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Op/Mixed-Mode entry. BO0KS via BV2NT direct or via info on QRZ.com. Operators mentioned are Bruce/ BV2KI, Lee/BV2NT, Lee/BX2AB, Chung/BX4AF, Jini/BO2AB, Chen/ BG5TLT, BG5TRH, BM9AAQ, Aki/JA1CTB, Yuji/JA3EIZ, Masakazu/ JH3BDB, JH3GVJ, Ryo/JG3DOR, YL Miyoko/JO3LVG, Koh/JH3GCN and Yasuo/ZL1JAP. Look for operators to be there between 0700z, July 29th and 0000z August 1st. Activity outside of the IOTA contest operators will sign BW/homecall on 40/30/ 20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using CW, SSB, FM and RTTY. QSL via their home callsign. This operation is subject to change in bad WX or other conditions. AS-136. Operators Alon/BD4DYH, Tang/BD4CB, Lu/BD4CD, Xuhui/BD4CQ, BD4AOU, Changhua/BD4GNV, Long/BG4FRZ, Carey/BH4AYG, Fan/BH4BKF, Li/BH4BUI, Yu/BH4CAC, Ji/BH4CNN, Esa/OH7WV, Joerg/DF9LJ and possibly others will be active as BY4AE from Hengsha Island between July 30th and August 1st. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using SSB, CW and the Digital modes. The team will be in the RSBG IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via BD4DYH. Look for them to have two stations on the air with amps, loops, verticals and low band RX antennas. Before and after contest, the team will be signing B4/homecall. QSL via their home callsigns. AS-138. Operators Youjun/BD5XX, Jiaming/BD5XM, XuDa/BG5TOX, Sheng/ BG5QIC, BG5TLS, Rigao/BG5TTC and Andy/IK7YTT will be active as BG5UDN from Pingtan Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via M0OXO. EU-010. Operators Colin/GM0RLZ, Joh/MM0CCC and Gordon/MM0GPZ will be active as MM2N from Isle of Benbecula (IOSA OH04, SCOTIA HI08, WAB NF98) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via MM0GPZ. EU-010. Alan, G3XSV, will be active as GM3XSV from Isle of Lewis during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/ SSB-Mode/12-Hrs entry. QSL via G3XSV. EU-017. Sal, IT9BXR, will once again be active as ID9/IT9BXR from Filicudi Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/DXpedition/12-Hrs/Low-Power entry. QSL via IT9BXR by the Bureau. EU-029. Steen, OZ8SW, will be active from Sjaelland Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via OZ8SW. EU-029. Palle, OZ2PBS, will be active from Sealand Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via OZ2PBS. EU-054. Giuseppe, IT9PPG, will be active as IF9/IT9PPG from Favignana Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single- Op/CW-Mode/Low-Power/No-Assisted entry. QSL via the Bureau. EU-096. Tony, OH1TD, will once again be active from his summer home on Korpo Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via direct to OH1TD or LoTW. EU-105. Manu, F4FLQ, will be active as F4FLQ/p from Batz Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ 12-Hrs/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW only. EU-108. The UK Islands Group (M0UKI) are pleased to announce their latest adventure. This time it will be to the island of Lunga, the largest of the Treshnish Isles in the EU-108 IOTA group. The group will be active as MM0UKI with up to four stations on the air. Permission to operate overnight has been granted. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS or M0OXO direct mail. More information including dates and full team will be announced soon. EU-128. Michael, DL6MHW, will be active as DL6MHW/p from Fehmarn Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single- Op/Mixed-Mode/All-Band entry. QSL via DL6MHW. EU-130. Paolo, IV3UHL, will be active as IV3UHL/P from Gorgo Island (IIA-F011) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/CW-Mode entry. He will use 100 watts into a Multi-band vertical antenna. QSL via IV3UHL. EU-132. Operators Jarek/SP1C, SP1CUP, Piotr/SP1GZF, Janusz/SP1RKT, Jurek/SQ2NIA, Darek/SQ1OD, Pawel/SQ2PHI and Hubert/SQ2PHG will be active as SN1D from Wolin/Wartowo Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via SP1RKT, by the Bureau and direct. EU-136. Jozef, OM5AW, will be active as 9A/OM5AW from Losinj Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/ Mixed-Mode/DXpedition/12-Hrs/ Low-Power entry. QSL via OM2FY. EU-140. Members of the OH5AD group and possibly others will be active as OG5A from Nuokot Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Op/High-Power entry. Activity will be between July 29-31st, and on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via OH5AD or OG5A by the Bureau. Operators mentioned are Jukka/OH5EP, Simo/OH5GIO, Erno/OH5FVY and Vili/OH5GE. NA-029. Operator Ken, K6LA, will once again operate from Prince Edward Island in eastern Canada using the VY2TT superstation (Grid Square FN76vs, CISA PE-001) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Mixed-Mode/24-Hrs/High- Power entry. QSL via K6LA direct. NA-075. Sandro, VE7NY, will be active from South Pender Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QTH is on top of a hill. Activity will be on 80-10 meters with a 2 element beam Steppir and vertical crank Steppir for the lower bands. Equipment K3 and Expert 1.3 amp. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW. OC-233. Tony, VK3VTH, will once again be active as VK3VTH/7 from King Island, Bass Strait, Tasmania, between August 18-22nd. Activity will be on 40/20 meters using SSB only. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL. SA-029. Marcelo, PY1MT, will be active as ZV1M from Grande Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/ Mixed-Mode/12-Hrs/Low-Power entry. QSL via PY1MT. JD1, MINAMI TORISHIMA. Take, JG8NQJ, is once again active as JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island in the Minami Torishima (OC-073, JCG 10007) group for the next couple of months. He is usually there to work on the island's weather station. Activity will be limited to his spare time. He will be mainly on 17 meters but also on 20/15/12/10/6 meters CW. QSL via JA8CJY or by the Bureau via JG8NQJ. JD1, OGASAWARA. The Japan Amateur Radio Development Association (JARD) was established in 1991,and they are celebrating its Silver Jubilee this year. To commemorate the event, the following station will be on the air. Look for JD1YBV from Chichijima Island (AS-031) between August 23-28th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via the Bureau or SAE+IRC/2 USDs direct to JA1HQG. JW, SVALBARD (Reminder). Helge, LB5WB, will be active as JW/LB5WB from Spitsbergen (EU-026) between July 29th and August 1st. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. KH2, GUAM. After his V63AJ from Yap Island (OC-012) [see OPDX.1247], Mike, DF8AN will be active as KH2/DF8AN from Guam Island (OC-026) between November 16-20th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, PSK and RTTY. QSL via DF8AN, direct or by the Bureau. No eQSL or LoTW. PJ7, SINT MAARTEN. Phil, WA1ZAM, will once again be active as PJ7PL from the Royal Palms Beach Resort on Sint Maarten Island (NA-105, WLOTA 383, DIFO FS-001) between October 22nd and November 5th. Activity will be holiday style and mostly on 20-10 meters using SSB. He will also be active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). QSL via his home callsign. PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 25-31st).... Jul/25th AN Jul/28th AN Jul/30th AN Jul/26th AN Jul/29th AN Jul/31st AN Jul/27th 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 QSL INFO AND NEWS..................... QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (July 24th) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4J90HAM via (*) JT0YTX via RA9YTX (d) SP/DB3KC via DB3KC 4K9W via DL6KVA LX/OP4U/P via ON7USB ST0A via ST0M 5P1KZX via OZ1KZX OE2YOTA via OE2YOTA (O) SV5/IW0HQU/P via IW0HQU CR6A via CT1IUA OZ/DJ2OS via DJ2OS T30AR via 3D2AG (**) EA6/IN3BYZ via IN3BYZ OZ/PC2D via PC2D T88GA via JA7XBG (d/L) EA8/EA5DCL via EA5DCL PI4DLZ/A via PD8B TK/S55OO via S55OO EI3KK via DL1OD R100MA via RZ5D TM20KAV via F5KAV EP/OZ1MHP via OZ1MHP R44YFF via RQ7L V51WH via DK2WH F/ON8OO/P via ON8OO R70LWA via RK9LWA YN3GEA via OE3GEA HF2SDM via SP9PKZ R80BRR via RC3M YO/HA8BJ via HA8BJ HF2SDM via SP9PKZ RA/G0HOF via G0HOF YP700CJ via YO5KIP (d) HF9D via SP9UXB SN0RKG via SP6OPZ JT0YPS via UA9YPS (O/d) SN31SDM via SP5PSL (*) QSL via 4J3DJ(d) & RA4AAT(B) (**) QSL via only PayPal > email@example.com (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only NEED A QSL MANAGER. Pedro, EA5GL, states, "If you still have outstanding QSLs to send of some past activations that you've done (expedition, contest, etc..) and you are busy, contact me. I can help you to send them." He also states, [edited] "I offer free of all costs of printing and delivery of QSLs direct and the Bureau, envelopes, labels, etc. I will pay all, at no cost to them. Yes, you are reading it right, NO COST. I just want to get myself a name and reputation as a QSL Manager. On the contrary, often it costs me my own money, but I do it with plea- sure, the QSL management is my passion..." Pedro can be reached at: EA5GL QSL MANAGER QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4Z4DX, 5V7D, 7P8C, 9A73A, AH6KO, DF2UU, J79JRC, J79WI, JE4FNC, NP2P, P40XA, PJ2/K3NK, V4/K3TRM, VA3DX, VE1VOX, VK5GN, and WM3PEN QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: CE6RC, ET7L, FT4JA, T32LJ, T32MU and XX9TGM QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3B9FR, 5B75FOC, 9M6XRO, 9U4U, A25UK, A91HI, AM890OM, EP6T, MS0INT, OE1A, P40XM, PJ4DX, PR7AB, S79C, TT8AMO, V63ZM, VK0EK, ZL4AA, ZM90DXM, ZW150ITU and ZX150ITU SV5, DODECANESE. Alan, G4DJX, will be active as SV5/G4DJX from Rhodes Island (EU-001) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single- Op/CW-Mode/12-Hrs/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW. TL, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC. Several sources are reporting that Ken, LA7GIA, will be active as TL8AO from Bangui sometime this year. Ken already has his license. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using mainly CW. Look for more details to be forthcoming. Watch his Web page for possible update at: http://www.la7gia.com TURKEY STILL ON THE AIR! Tevfik, TA1HZ, informs OPDX, "as of this time there is no curfew imposed on amateur radio in Turkey. The country is now under 'extraordinary circumstances law', but BTK (The Communications Authority) has not released any announcement about ham radio restrictions. Some local professional radio and TV stations have their licenses revoked, but there is no information about any restrictions for amateur radio. If I receive any info I will share it with you. Till then 73". VK0EK VIDEO (Short Cape Town to Heard Island Video from Bill, AE0EE). Bill, AE0EE, has created a video which encompasses the voyage of the Braveheart from Cape Town through the landing on Heard Island. In it, not only is there the rolling of the sea, but the deployment of two types of scientific buoys. First up is an ARGO diving buoy, followed by a NOAA drift buoy. The birds seen as the ship arrives at Atlas Cove are the endemic Heard Island cormorants. Upon reaching the island, the team was greeted by king penguins. The 2:35 minute video can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu-vwl6_y7U WORLD YOUTH DAY (Special Event & Certificate). Look for World Youth Day to be held in Krakow, Poland, between July 26-31st. The special event station, HF2SDM, has been activated (since March 27th) to celebrate the 2nd (in Poland) World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, as well as Pope Francis's visit to Krakow. Activity will last until August 31st, 2016. A special commemorative QSL card and award was approved by the Metropolitan Curia in Krakow. They have also agreed to print the World Youth Day logo on the QSL card. The special Award will be signed by His Eminence from the Metropolitan Curia of Krakow, Cardinal Stanislawa Dziwisza, along with the official embossed dry seal. To receive the special Award, here are the AWARD DETAILS/RULES: 1. The award is issued by the Malopolska Association of Radioamateurs, Krakow Division of the PZK to commemorate the 2nd (in Poland) World Youth Day and Pope Francis's visit to Poland. World Youth Day is organized by the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Krakow. World Youth Day 2016 will be particularly significant as a tribute to Saint Pope John Paul II, the founder of the World Youth Day as Kraków was his home. 2. The award is issued to every licensed amateur radio operator, SWL and club station using HF/VHF/SHF. 3. Only QSO's made between July 2631, 2016, will count for the award. 4. QSO's can be made on any band and mode. 5. Award qualification: Making one QSO with HF2SDM on any band and any mode between July 2631, 2016. 6. Award price: 5.00 USDs to cover postage fees. 7. If you have any questions send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org 8. Send your QSL's and award application indicating the QSO information for your QSO with HF2SDM and 5.00 U.S. Dollars to: MSK OT PZK w Krakowie P. O. Box 606 30-960 Kraków 1 Poland XX9, MACAO. Andrea "Andy", IK7YTT, will once again be active as XX9TYT from Coloane Island (AS-075) between August 29th and September 5th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB. Operations will include the All Asian DX SSB Contest (September 3-4th). Before the contest he will try to focus on 40 meters. Rig is a Ten Tec Omni VII using an Acom 1000 amp into Ultrabeam for 40-6m. QSL via IW7EGQ (for this operation). See QRZ.com for more details.