DX Bulletin No. 1276
August 1, 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, AF8C, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, K9EL, K9IDX, CO2AME, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, G4LOO, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete Rayer &ISWL, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SV5DKL, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YF1AR for the following DX information.
*** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late RSGB IOTA Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the RSGB IOTA Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 22nd/July, through Friday, 29th/July there were 196 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, 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, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YO, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, 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".
5H, TANZANIA. Members of the Ukrainian DX Team (UDXT), operators Alex/ UX0LL and Alex/UT5UY, will be active as 5H1XX from Zanzibar Island (AF-032) between August 13-22nd. Activity will be on various bands and modes. QSL via M0URX. 5Z, KENYA. Operators Reiner/DL7KL and Tom/DJ6TF will be active as 5Z4/DL7KL and 5Z4/DJ6TF, respectively from Kenya between November 16-30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and possibly RTTY. They will also be an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th). QSL via their home callsign. 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 activities on his upcoming 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 (H44COW): 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. DU, PHILIPPINES. Andre, HB9BAJ, will once again be active as DU1/HB9BAJ from the Philippines in October through May 2017. We have no other details at the moment. QSL via: Andre Grosjean, c/o C. Grosjean, Bartolomaeusweg 27, 2504 Biel, Switzerland. DXCC CHANGES (Two items from the latest ARRL Board meeting). From the latest minutes at the recent ARRL Board meeting: 28. Dr. Woolweaver moved, seconded by Dr. Boehner that "a one-time non-endorsable DXCC Award similar to the QRP DXCC be offered for contacts made from vehicles - the Mobile DXCC Award." After dis- cussion, the motion was ADOPTED. 30. On the motion of Dr. Boehner, seconded by Mr. Allen, it was VOTED that - An optional paper certificate be offered for those who achieve Honor Roll, or #1 Honor Roll in the DXCC Program. In the DXCC Rules, Section 1 Basic Rules, part 1(u), the following sentence - "Honor Roll qualifiers receive an Honor Roll endorsement sticker for their DXCC certificate and are eligible for an Honor Roll lapel pin and an Honor Roll plaque." Is changed to read - "Honor Roll qualifiers receive an Honor Roll endorsement sticker for their DXCC certificate and are eligible for an Honor Roll lapel pin, a paper certificate, and an Honor Roll plaque." In the DXCC Rules, Section 1 Basic Rules, part 1(v), the following sentence - "#1 Honor Roll qualifiers receive a #1 Honor Roll endorsement sticker for their DXCC certificate and are eligible for a #1 Honor Roll plaque and a #1 Honor Roll lapel pin." Is changed to read - "#1 Honor Roll qualifiers receive a #1 Honor Roll endorsement sticker for their DXCC certificate and are eligible for a #1 Honor Roll pin, a paper certificate, and a #1 Honor Roll plaque." The complete July 15-16th minutes, of the ARRL Board of Directors: Second Annual Meeting Minutes, can be read at: http://www.arrl.org/files/file/About%20ARRL/Board%20Meetings/July2016Board_minutes_Final%20_approved.pdf E51, NORTH COOK ISLANDS. Operators Neil/N5EIL and Bengt-Erik/K7ADD will be active as E51MAF from Manihiki Island (OC-014) sometime between January and February of 2017. Look for more details to be forthcoming. FS, ST. MARTIN. Team Saint Martin is pleased to announce an expedition to Saint Martin Island (NA-105) between December 1-11th. Their primary focus of the trip will be on the low bands, including participation in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest (December 2-4th). They expect to operate up to 3 stations simultaneously. The operators are Paul/K9NU, Jim/N9TK, John/W9ILY and John/K9EL. Callsigns will be FS/homecall. All QSLs go to the appropriate home callsign (see QRZ.com). The team will also partici- pate in the two RTTY contests the weekend of December 3-4th. All inquiries should be addressed to K9EL at his QRZ.com E-mail address. IOTA NEWS.............. AS-006. Farid, VR2UNG, will be active as VR2UNG/QRP from Hong Kong during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. AS-025. Yuri, RM0F, is now active as RM0F/P from Iturup Island, Kuril Islands, until August 5th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW and an entry in RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via his home callsign, LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS or eQSL. AS-129. Tom, BI7PER, will be active from Nan’ao Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via direct. EU-005. Members of the Wisbech Amateur Radio Club based close to Wisbech in Cambridgeshire on the East coast of England, 100 miles due North of London, will be active as G2F during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Single/Mixed-Mode entry. QSL via G8HDK. Operators mentioned are Pat/EI5IX, John/G4IRN, Terence/G4MKP, Andy/M0CHK, Jim/M0CKE, Simon/M0CLW and Simon/ M0VKY. EU-005. Vic, G4BYG, will be active as G6M from England during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/Assisted/ 12-Hrs/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW. EU-016. Zeky, 9A5ST, will be active as 9A1CBM/p from Veli Drvenik Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single- Op/CW-Mode/24-Hrs/Low-Power entry. QSL via direct or by the Bureau. EU-025. Giuseppe, IT9VDQ, will be active from Sicily Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode entry. QSL direct to his home callsign. EU-030. Carten, OZ4CG, will be active from Bornholm Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW. EU-032. (Update) Fraser, G4BJM, reports (on July 2nd) that his F/G4BJM/P activity, 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, is "now very unlikely due to awful virus, will be active part time in the contest if possible (still in hospital)." QSL via G4BJM. EU-034. Toivo, ES2DJ, will be active as ES0DJ from Muhu Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Fixed-IOTA/ Low-Power entry. QSL via ES2DJ. EU-049. Costas, SV1XV, will be active as SV1XV/P from Lesvos Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. EU-065. Members of the Radio Club de Provins (F6KOP) will be active as F6KOP/p from Molène Island, French Brittanny, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Single/Mixed-Mode/ 24-Hrs/Low-Power entry. Operators mentioned are Antoine/F5RAB, Alain/F5JTV and Maurice/F5NQL. QSL via F6KOP. EU-067. Theodoros, SV1EJD, will be active as SV8/SV1EJD from Syros Island between now and August 11th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using SSB and RTTY. He will also be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via his home callsign or LoTW. EU-072. Operators Gianni/SV2FPU, Evangelos/SV2RJV and Llias/SV2RST will be active as SV2FPU/SV8, SV2RJV/SV8 and SV2RST/SV8, respectively, from Alonnisos Island (WLOTA LH-4091) between July 29th and August 2nd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns. EU-072. Joe, OZ0J, will be active as 5Q2T from the EDR HQ station on Fyn Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via OZ0J, direct, LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog's OQRS. EU-080. Members of the Batea Dx Group team will be active as ED1K from Ons Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Op/Island/Mixed-Mode/24-Hrs/Low-Power entry. Operators mentioned are Nacho/EA1ND, Juan/EA1NK, Pablo/EA1NL, Enrique/ EA1AJV, and Bernardo/EC1DD. QSL via EA1NK, direct or by the Bureau. QSL card via direct to: Juan J .Lamas, P.O.Box 531, 15780 Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Direct QSL requests via E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org Sending SASE and 2 USDs/IRC for postal rates will be appreciated. Paypal available. All other QSL cards will be sent via the Bureau unless requested via direct. EU-083. Members of the ARI La Spezia, will once again be active as IP1T from Isola del Tino (IFF IFF-218, IIA SP-002, MIA MI-114, ITA ITA-058, WLOTA 0645) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Op/1-Stn/Low-Power entry. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using low power, with antennas: Windom (80-10m) and a vertical 1/4 wave on 40 meters. QSL via I1ANP, direct or by the Bureau (preferred). Operators mentioned are Mirco/IK1WVR, Antonio/IK8XVA, Enzo/IU1AAH, Felix/IK1ZVJ and Riccardo/IZ1JOE. EU-110. Mauro, IV3AZV, will be active as 9A/IV3AZV from Sveti Ivan Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single- Op/CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign. EU-114. Members of "The Vulture Squadron Contest Group", who were expected to be active as GU9V from Guernsey during the RSGB IOTA Contest, had to cancel "due to unfortunate circumstances". However, look for GU3HFN/P from Guernsey Island during the contest. QSL via GU8ITE. Operators are Tom/2U0TKB, Oleg/MU/RL5D, Paul/GU4YBW, Phil/GU0SUP and possibly others. EU-124. Operators Don/G4LOO, Andy/G8ATD, Ian/G1JCC, Terry/G4UEM and MobiKk/M0BIK will be active as GW2L from Holy Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via G8ATD. EU-124. Operators Stewart/GW0ETF, Danny/GW7BZR, Alun/2W0CYM, Tony/ GW0LIS and possibly others will be active as GW6W from Holy Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi- Single/Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW. EU-131. Vittorino, I3BQC, will be active from Fisolo Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Unassisted/ SSB-Mode/24-Hrs/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign. EU-132. Przemyslaw, SP7VC, will be active as SP7VC/1 from Wolin Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/SSB-Mode entry. QSL via LoTW. EU-136. Kordic, 9A4KJ, will be active as 9A1RAB from Rab Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via 9A2EU. EU-140. Kari, OH5TS, will be active from Kuorsalo Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ CW-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via OH5TS. EU-170. Karoly, HA9MDN, will be active as 9A/HA9MDN from Vir Island (CI-141) between July 28th and August 7th. Activity will be on SSB, RTTY, PSK and SSTV. He will also be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign by the Bureau or eQSL. EU-171. Michael, DL6MHW, will be active as OZ/DL6MHW from Vendsyssel Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home call- sign. EU-172. Daniel, DL5SE, will be active as 5P5CW from Aero Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/ 24-Hrs/High-Power entry. QSL via DL5SE by the Bureau. EU-174. Dimitar, LZ1UQ, will be active as SV8/LZ1UQ from Amouliani Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single- Op/All-Band entry. Activity will be on 80-10 meters and last until August 1st using 100 watts into a vertical antenna. QSL via LZ1UQ. EU-182. Leonid, UT2II, will be active as UT2II/p from Ankudinov Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/ Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via UT2II. NA-026. Mike, N2GC, will be active as N2GC from Long Island, NY, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2GC. NA-046. Howard "Howie", K1VSJ, will once again be active from Martha's Vineyard during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home call- sign, direct or by the Bureau. NA-172. (Update) Cezar, VE3LYC, will be active as VE3LYC/KL7 from Cooper Island, Alaska, between August 1-5th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW and SSB. Cezar reported on July 25th: With only a few days left before heading up north, I spent the weekend checked all the equipment. After returning from the Antipodes Is. (ZL9A) in mid-January, I worked to alter the design of how the radials of the multi-band wire verticals were connected to the feeder line in order improve the robustness of the overall antenna construction. The result is a definite improvement in the strength on the antenna wires. Unfortunately, this led, however, to a slight increase of the SWR, particularly on 20m. As such, I spent time on Saturday to improve it, with mostly positive results. I have also checked the propagation forecast with various regions of the world, which allowed me to conclude firmly that the 20 and 30m will be the bands of interest for this expedition. In view of this, with help from George (VE3GHK), I have now a 20m monoband wire vertical with exceptionally low SWR on this band." QSL via VE3LYC direct or OQRS. For updates, see Cezar's Web page at: http://ve3lyc-kl7.weebly.com OC-022. Operators He/YB3LZ, Bimbo/YB3MM, YL Tety/YB3TET, Ary/YC3ARY, Harry/YC3BFX, Ismu/YC3ISB, Yonex/YC9AUY, Ketut/YC9BCD and Gus/YC9CCS will be active as YB3CC/9 from Nusa Penida Island between July 30th and August 1st. Activity will be on various HF bands and include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via YB3MM, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. SA-047. Members of the Parana State Amateur Radio Association will be active as ZV5O from Mel Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Op/DXpedition/High-Power entry. QSL via direct or LoTW. Operators mentioned are Antonio/PY5AB, Nei/PY5AKW, Marins/PY5AMF, Fernando/PY5FO, Gonçalves/PY5IN, Luciano/PY5LF, Vigand/PY5QW, Dimira/PY5RB, Laertes/PY5SAT and Marcelo/PY5ZD. ISWL CALLSIGNS (For August). The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of August 2016: GX4BJC/A - Operated from Clacton on Sea, in Essex, by George, G1IPU. (/A WAB Square TM11 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841). George will also operate as: GS4BJC/P - Scotland, WLOTA 1234 and GC4BJC/P - Wales, WLOTA 0453. His /P WAB information will be given if requested. MX1SWL/A - Operated from Skegby, in Nottinghamshire, by Merv, G0UJD. (/A WAB Square SK56 - 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. OJ0, MARKET REEF. Operators Dietmar/DL3DXX, Rene/DL2JRM, DJ4XX and Robin/ DO2XX will be active as OJ0DX from Market Reef (EU-053) between August 11-16th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. The team plans to be in the Worked All Europe (WAE) CW Contest (August 13-14th). QSL via DL3DXX. PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (Aug 1-7th).... Aug/01st AN Aug/04th BN Aug/06th HN Aug/02nd HN Aug/05th HN Aug/07th AN Aug/03rd BN 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 29th) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5P1W via OZ1HYI OJ0B via OH2BH SP1/UW7LL via UW7LL CT8/W6NV via W6NV OJ0W via OH3WS SV8/HG0R via HA0NAR EM25HQ via UT-Bureau PX8K via PY8WW SW9AA via LZ1PM EO90WU via UW1WU R430LT via RM8L (d) TO200SPM via F5TJP FG5GP via FG5GP (d) R66IOTA via UA0LCZ V44KAI via W5TFW (d/L) HF0F via SP9BRP R80BSR via RC3M VC2Q via VA2QA & (L) HF2SDM via SP9PKZ R945A via UA9AB Z370CEF via Z37CEF OE8/DF2SD/P via DF2SD RZ16FQ via UA3FQ (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only JT5FW QSL STATUS. It has been reported that the log was uploaded to ClubLog and the OQRS has been enabled. QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4S7RTG, 5K3W, 5V7D, 6V7S, 7P8C, 7P8OC, 9A73A, 9A709A, AH0BT, C5GCJ, DS5USH, E7TT, EF2A, EI0HQ, FK1TS, FS/N5GI, HB9BA, IV3ZXQ, JH9CEN, KP4EJ, KP4ES, LA9VDA, LU5OM, OM3PR, PA3BUD, SP2GMA, SP7JLH, UV5U and YV1KK QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: BO0K, DU1/HB9BAJ, FH/F4FET, FT4JA, HC2GRC/p (SA-034), OX/NA8O, PJ2/W3HNK, RH0E, XX9TGM (AS-075), YJ8RN (OC-110) and ZX5B (SA-088) QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 6W/HA0NAR, 9A/HA0KA, HA0RZK, HA50HH, HA90MRC, HG3X, HG0WFF, HG15SPORT, HG41HST, HG72QRP, HG140JLO, HG210OP, SW8WW, SX8R, YQ0U and ZA20QA ST2, SUDAN. Magdi, ST2M, is now active using the special callsign ST2AC from Khartoum, Sudan, for the 18th Arab League Conference. Activity is on various HF bands (QSN reported on 20m SSB - 14312 kHz between 0330- 0600z). QSL via ST2M. SV5, DODECANESE. Stathis, SV5DKL, will participate in 2016 RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) from his home QTH on Rhodes Island (EU-001) as a Single-Op/All-Band/CW-Mode/IOTA-Fixed/24-Hrs/High-Power entry. QSL via information on QRZ.com. T42, CUBA (Special Event). A team of Cuban operators will activate special station T42FRC between August 11-14th. Operators mentioned are Alexei/CO2XK, Amed/CO2AME and Lazaro/CO2WL. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, PSK31, PSK63, PSK125, RTTY and JT65. QSL via CO2WL. T47, CUBA (LH Op). Operators Sandor/CO7SF, Josue/CO7RR, Pavel/CO7WT, Pancho/CO7FR and Alex/CL7HQ will activate the special callsign T47LH from the Colon lighthouse (CU0007) at Sabinal Key (NA-015) in the north- central part of the island during the International LightHouse/Lightship Weekend event August 20-21st. Activity will be on 160-10 meters including 60m and 2m, using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via EA7FTR. Please note that Cuba's 60m band does not align with the international segments and operations will be split mode. The team is accepting schedules for contacts beforehand. Please reach the team via E-mail for T47LH listed on the QRZ.com page for this. Watch for updates on their preparations and news for this operation on the QRZ page. The lighthouse is on a restricted access basis (biosphere reserve key), and rain and bad weather can stop them to reach the facilities due to roads conditions. TI5, COSTA RICA. Chris, KL9A, will be active as TI5W from Costa Rica during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All- Band/High-Power entry. QSL TI5W via N3YIM. Outside of the contest he will use the callsign TI5/KL9A. QSL TI5/KL9A via AC7DX. TK5, CORSICA. Laurent, F5MUX, will once again be active as TK5UX from Corsica (EU-014). Activity this time will be during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via F5MUX by the Bureau or eQSL. TZ, MALI. Laurent, F5IXR, will once again be active as TZ5XR from Kidal between August 1st and February 2017. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via F5MXH or LoTW. W9DXCC NEWS (Early Registration Ends This Sunday at Midnight!). Bill/K3WA and Jim/K9IDX report, "For those of you who haven't registered yet for W9DXCC, the event that heralds in each DX Season, this weekend is your last chance before early registration comes to an end. So, register now, at , for one heck of a program....not to mention the other two 'Key P's;' people and prizes." YB71, INDONESIA (Update/Special Event). Look for YB71RI to be active to commemorate the 71st Independence Day of The Republic of Indonesia that falls on August 17, 2016. Members of the Organisasi Amatir Radio Indonesia (ORARI) will activate this special event station on all bands and modes from every Indonesian Call Areas from 0 to 9. 5. The 10 stations have been announced along with their locations: YB71RI/0 - Jakarta Special District YB71RI/1 - West Java and Banten YB71RI/2 - Central Java and Special District of Yogjakarta YB71RI/3 - East Java YB71RI/4 - South Sumatera, Lampung, Jambi, Bengkulu and Bangka Belitung YB71RI/5 - Riau, Riau Islands and West Sumatera YB71RI/6 - North Sumatera and Special District of Aceh YB71RI/7 - West Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, and North Kalimantan YB71RI/8 - South Sulawesi, South East Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, Gorontalo, Maluku and North Maluku YB71RI/9 - Bali, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Nusa Tenggara Timur, West Papua and Papua Please do not send your QSL card as ORARI HQ will automatically send YB71RI special QSL cards to all valid contacts as shown in LOG from all stations. QSL route will be consigned to all Bureau of each DXCC country. Also, three awards are available. Complete details are available at: http://www.ybdxc.net/2016/07/25/yb71ri ZA, ALBANIA. Pisti, HA5OJ, is now active as ZA/HA5OJ from Vlora until August 5th. Activity is expected to be on 40-6 meters using CW only. QSNs his activity has been mostly on 40 and 20 meters. He reportedly is using a multi-band vertical. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following stations are expected to be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st, 2016) For rules for the contest are available at: http://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2016/riota.shtml -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2016 RSGB IOTA Contest. For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML format, please visit Bill's Web page at: http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iota2016.html (By Callsign) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotad2016.html (By DXCC Entity) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotai2016.html (By IOTA) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC IOTA Island QSL Route-(B)Bureau/(C)ClubLog/ Callsign Entity (e)eQSL/(L)LoTW/(d)direct ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 5P5CW Denmark EU-172 Aero DL5SE (B) 5Q2T Denmark EU-172 Fyn LoTW; QSL via OZ0J (d/C/e) 9A/HA9MDN Croatia EU-170 Vir HA9MDN (B) 9A/IV3AZV Croatia EU-110 Sveti Ivan IV3AZV 9A/OM5AW Croatia EU-136 M Losinj OM2FY 9A/YO4HHP Croatia EU-136 Cres YO4HHP 9A1CBM/p Croatia EU-016 Drvenik 9A5ST; QSL via (B/d) 9A1RAB Croatia EU-136 Rab 9A4EU 9A8CV Croatia EU-136 Krk eQSL 9A0AA Croatia EU-016 Vis S59A 9H5G Malta EU-023 Malta M0OXO 9M4TI West Malaysia AS-073 Redang 9W2FLD A91HI Bahrain AS-202 Hawar M0OXO B4R China AS-135 Qinshan BA4WR B5C China AS-141 Yijiangshan BA4TB BG5UDN China AS-138 Pingtan M0OXO BI7PER China AS-129 Nan'ao BO0KS Taiwan AS-102 Kinmem BV2NT BV0TW Taiwan AS-020 Taiwan See QRZ.com BY4AE China AS-136 Hengsha BD4DYH BY4JN China AS-150 Lingshan LoTW; QSL via BG4OGO (d/e) CR2M Azores EU-003 Sao Miguel W6NV CR2V Azores EU-089 Flores HB9CRV DG5LAC/p Germany EU-042 Hooge LoTW; QSL via DG5LAC (B/d/e) DL5KUD Germany EU-057 Ruegen DL5KUD (B) DR0F Germany EU-127 Neuwerk DM4DL (B) E2X Thailand AS-125 Chang LoTW; QSL via E20GMY EA6/M0DXR Balearic Island EU-004 Minorca M0DXR EA8/IW2NEF Canary Islands AF-004 Fuerteventura IK2DUW ED1M Spain EU-142 Mouro LoTW; QSL via EA1DR (d/C/e) ED1K Spain EU-080 Ons EA1NK EJ1Y Ireland EU-103 Little Saltee EI5JQ ES0DJ Estonia EU-034 Muhu ES2DJ F/G4BJM/p France EU-032 Ile d'Oleron G4BJM F4FLQ/p France EU-105 Batz F4FLQ F6KOP/p France EU-065 Molene F6KOP FR4PV Reunion AF-016 Reunion F5OZK G2F England EU-005 Great Britain GW2L Wales EU-124 Holy G8ATD G4ALE/p England EU-120 Isle of Wight G3VYI G5XV England EU-120 Isle of Wight G5XV (B) G6LD England EU-120 Holy G6LD G6M England EU-005 Great Britain G4BYG G0IVR/p England EU-120 Lundy GM1J Scotland EU-092 Tanera Mor MM0BQI GM2T Scotland EU-008 Tiree GM4UYZ GM3XSV Scotland EU-010 Isle of Lewis G3XSV GM4NFI Scotland EU-008 Fladda GM4NFI (B) GM4U/p Scotland EU-010 Isle of Berneray G4SGX GM5TO Scotland EU-123 Isle of Arran G3PHO GM7O Scotland EU-123 Isle of Arran G3SQX (d) GM9N Scotland EU-123 Great Cumbrae LoTW; QSL via (C) GM0ADX Scotland EU-008 Isle of Mull GM0ADX GS3BSQ Scotland EU-012 Shetland GM3WIJ GU3HFN/p Guernsey EU-114 Guernsey GU8ITE GU9V Guernsey EU-114 Guernsey M0PCB (Cancelled) GW6W Wales EU-124 Holy LoTW GW8K Wales EU-124 Welsh GW0ANA HL5 South Korea AS-081 Hwangdeog Home Callsign By HL5YI DS5ACV DS5ANY DS5BRE DSDNO DS5QLJ, each as homecall/p HS3NBR/p Thailand AS-145 Maeo HS3NBR I3BQC Italy EU-131 Fisolo I3BQC IC8FBU Italy EU-031 Capri IC8FBU IC8WIC Italy EU-031 Capri IC8WIC ID9/IT9BXR Italy EU-017 Filicudi IT9BXR (B) IF9/IT9PPG Italy EU-054 Favignana IT9PPG (B) IF9ZWA Italy EU-054 Favignana IF9ZWA (B) IH9YMC Italy AF-018 Pantelleria (e) II7P Italy EU-091 Pedagna Grande IK8MRA Italy EU-144 Cirella IM0/I0PNM Sardinia EU-165 S Pietro I0PNM IP1T Italy EU-083 Tino I1ANP IQ3ME/p Italy EU-131 Pellestrina IQ3ME IS0/OM8A Sardinia EU-024 Sardinia OM2VL IT9MUO Italy EU-025 Sicily IT9MUO IT9RZU Italy EU-025 Sicily LoTW; QSL via IT9RZU (B/d) IT9VDQ Italy EU-025 Sicily (d/L) IV3UHL/p Italy EU-130 Gorgo IV3UHL IZ8XOU Italy EU-144 Cirella JA8COE/8 Japan AS-147 Yagishiri JA8COE JA0JHQ/6 Japan AS-047 Minami Daito JA0JHQ (JARL B/d) K1VSJ USA NA-046 Martha's Vineyard K1VSJ K1W USA NA-217 White W1WQM K4C USA NA-067 Core Banks LoTW; QSL via N4YDU (d) K4P USA NA-083 Chincoteague N3JS; QSL via (C) LA/G0AAA Norway EU-076 Vaeroy G3TXF LA4C Norway EU-055 Utsira LoTW; QSL via LA4C (B/d) M/DF8DX England EU-120 Isle of Wight DF8DX (B) MD7C Isle of Man EU-116 Isle of Man M0OXO MK1K England EU-011 St Agnes LoTW MM1E Scotland EU-008 Islay LoTW; QSL via MM1E MM2N Scotland EU-010 Benbecula MM0GPZ MS0YHC Scotland EU-009 Orkney LoTW; QSL via 2E0SDV and (C) MW0DHF/p Wales EU-124 Holy MW0DHF; QSL via (B/d) N1RR/m USA NA-137 Cousins N1RR N2GC USA NA-026 Long LoTW; QSL via N2GC NE1RD/1 USA NA-148 Lovell LoTW; QSL via NE1RD (B/d/e) OG5A Finland EU-140 Nuokot OH5AD OH1TD Finland EU-096 Korpo OH1TD OH5TS Finland EU-140 Kuorsalo LoTW; QSL via OH5TS (d) OZ/DL5CW Denmark EU-172 Hjarno DL5CW OZ/DL6MHW Denmark EU-171 Vendsyssel DL6MHW OZ2PBS Denmark EU-029 Sjaelland OZ2PBS OZ4CG Denmark EU-030 Bornholm OZ7BQ/p Denmark EU-125 Fano LoTW; QSL via OZ7BQ (B/C) OZ8SW Denmark EU-029 Sjaelland OZ8SW PA/ON4CP Netherlands EU-038 Ameland PA/OQ4T Netherlands EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland LoTW; QSL via ON4TO (B) PX8K Brazil SA-042 Caviana de Dentro PY8WW (d) PY5DC Brazil SA-047 Mel LoTW; QSL via PY5DC (d) R70ASIA Russia (Asia) AS-070 Gusmp R7AA RI1C Russia (Europe) EU-133 Kotlin RW1F R66IOTA Russia (Asia) AS-066 Popov UA0LCZ RM0F/p Russia (Asia) AS-025 Iturup LoTW; QSL via RM0F and (e) SD1A Sweden EU-020 Gotland SM1TDE (B) SF2X/p Sweden EU-135 Ledskar SM5EFX; QSL via (B/d) SK0HS/0 Sweden EU-084 Blido SN1D Poland EU-132 Wolin SP1RKT SN0RX Poland EU-132 Wolin SP8BXL SP1/DM5JBN Poland EU-132 Wolin LoTW; QSL via DM5JBN (B/d/e) SP7VC/1 Poland EU-132 Wolin LoTW SV1XV/p Greece EU-049 Lesvos LoTW; QSL via SV1XV (B/d) SV5/G4DJX Dodecanese EU-001 Rhodes LoTW SV5/OH2FUW Dodecanese EU-001 Rhodes OH5AB; QSL via (B/d) SV5/OO4O Dodecanese EU-001 Rhodes LoTW; QSL via ON4APU (B) SV5DKL Dodecanese EU-001 Rhodes LoTW; QSL via SV5DKL (B/d) SV8/HG0R Greece EU-174 Thassos HA0NAR SV8/LZ1UQ Greece EU-174 Amouliani LZ1UQ SV8/OM6NM Greece EU-052 Corfu OM2FY SV8/SV1EJD Greece EU-067 Syros LoTW; QSL via SV1EJD SV8P Greece EU-067 Tinos SV2CLJ SV9/G0VJG Crete EU-015 Crete G0VJG TC0TC Turkey AS-201 Sivriada YM1KD; QSL via (e) TK5UX Corsica EU-014 Corsica F5MUX TM6G France EU-048 Groix ON6DP; QSL via (B/d) UI0L Russia (Asia) AS-066 Reyneke RW0MM UT2II/p Ukraine EU-182 Ankudinov UT2II VA2NDX Canada NA-128 Orleans VE2TLH (d) VC1A Canada NA-126 Bon Portage VA1YL VE2JFM/VE9 Canada NA-068 Lameque VE2JFM VE2VIA Canada NA-128 Ile aux Coudres VE2VIA VE7/G0TPH/p Canada NA-036 Vancouver LoTW VE7NY Canada NA-075 South Pender VR2UNG Hong Kong AS-006 Hong Kong LoTW; QSL via VR2UNG (B/d) VY2TT Canada NA-029 Prince Edward K6LA VY0ERC Canada NA-008 Ellesmere TBA W4FDX USA NA-034 Honeymoon W4MY USA NA-067 Harkers WB8YJF/4 USA NA-067 Ocracoke WB8YJF; QSL via (B[slow]/d) XL2I Canada NA-128 Ile aux Coudres LoTW; QSL via VE2CQ XR1T Chile SA-069 Santa Maria CE3OP YB3CC/9 Indonesia OC-022 Nusa Penida LoTW; QSL via YB3MM and (C) YB9GV Indonesia OC-150 Lombok LoTW; QSL via (e) ZV1M Brazil SA-029 Grande PY1MT ZV5O Brazil SA-047 Mel LoTW; QSL via ZV5O (d) ZY8D Brazil SA-072 Canarias PS8RV