DX Bulletin No. 1321
July 10, 2017
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From Strongsville, Oh
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, ClubLog, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWY, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YO3JW for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 2nd-July, through Sunday, 9th-July there were 213 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, 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, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VK9X, VP2E, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XW, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8
PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".
5Z4, KENYA. Nick, LZ4NM, will now be active 5Z4/LZ4NM from Kenya until June 30th, 2018. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He was active this past weekend's IARU HF Contest as 5Z4NM. Currently, his equipment is an Icom IC-7000, Inverted Vee (40/20m) and a DunaX vertical (20-10m). QSL direct to: Amateur Radio Society of Kenya (ARSK), Box 45681, Nairobi, 00100, Kenya. 60 METERS NEW. Three new countries now have access on 60 meters: Belize, Cyprus, and the Philippines. Read the complete details on the ARRL Web page at: http://www.arrl.org/news/view/belize-cyprus-and-philippines-open-60-meter-bands 6V, SENEGAL. Franz, DC4CQ, will be active as 6V/DC4CQ from Senegal between July 30th and August 11th. He and his wife are doctors working in a hospital there. Activity will be limited to his spare time on 40-15 meters using SSB. QSL via his home callsign. 7V5, ALGERIA. Members of the Algerian Radio Amateur Union (A.R.U) are now active as 7V5J until July 30th. Activity is to celebrate the Algerian National Day. Operations will be on all bands (depending on the pro- pagation). QSL via 7X2DD. 9L, SIERRA LEONE (Cancelled). The Italian DXpedition Team (IDT), who announced that their next Dxpedition will be in mid-March 2018 to Sherbro Island (AF-056) using the callsign 9L1T, has reported that the operation was cancelled. They state, "Time ago we received by email a copy of our 9L1T license. After repeated solicitations addressed to the Ministry of Telecommunications of Sierra Leone, in order to obtain the original, we have been informed that the license was revoked, no amateur radio license should be issued for security reason. We are deeply disappointed, but this matter is totally out of our control. As a result the March 2018 Dxpedition in Sierra Leone has been canceled." A2, BOTSWANA. Neven, LZ1COM, will be active as A25NPD from Botswana between July 14-16th. Activity will be on 40 and 20 meters using SSB between 1800-2200z. QSL via his home callsign. A2, BOTSWANA. Andre, NJ0F, will be active as A25A from Gaborone between October 20th and November 5th. Activity will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th). No other info was provided. QSL via NJ0F. ADDED NOTE: He also plans to be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest in 2018. AH2, GUAM. You still may catch AH2R from Guam (OC-026) which is to be active until July 11th. Activity will be on the 30/17/12 meter bands. Operators are JI3ERV, JE6HIB and JR7OMD, who were also busy during the IARU HF Championship this past weekend. QSL via LoTW. BALKANS TOUR. Costa, IZ7GXB, will be traveling between the Balkans from August 21st and September 3rd. Activity will be from Ulcinj,Montenegro (4O7GXB); Durres, Albania (ZA/IZ7GXB) and Ohrid, Macedonia (Z38/IZ7GXB). Activity will be focused on 6 meters (50.150 SSB), but also HF bands (160-6m) using mainly SSB with some CW and RTTY. Equipment will be a Kenwood TS2000x with a 500w amp into a Vertical Spiderbeam, Multi-Dipole 1/2 wave, Windom - Long Wire - End Fed and a 3 element beam (50 MHz). QSL via his home callsign direct, NO Bureau or LoTW (after his operation). For more details and updates, see: https://balkanstour-iz7gxb.jimdo.com DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of July 1st. The top 10 entities are: 1. P5 DPRK (North Korea) 6. CE0X San Felix Islands 2. 3Y/B Bouvet Island 7. BV9P Pratas Island 3. FT5/W Crozet Island 8. KH3 Johnston Island 4. KH1 Baker Howland Islands 9. VK0M Macquarie Island 5. BS7H Scarborough Reef 10. KH7K Kure Island The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list is available at: https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php E2, THAILAND. Charly, HS0ZCW, announced that the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST) national club was expected to use E2HQ in this past weekend's IARU HF World Championship Contest (July 8-9th). The callsigns HS2HQ or HS0HQ are were not chosen for this year's event. QSL via E21EIC, LoTW and by the Bureau. EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS. Andy, DK5ON, will once again be active as EA6/DK5ON from Mallorca Island (EU-004, ARLHS BAL-010 Cap de Pera Light, WLOTA 1902) between July 17-31st. Activity will be holiday style with some possible EAFF and SOTA/GMA activities. Operations will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (JT65, RTTY, PSK31). Andy will also be in the RSGB IOTA Contest. He will be using an Elecraft KX3 (QRP 5 watts) and ICOM IC-7300 into Buddstick and Buddipole antenna system. QSL via DK5ON, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog or LoTW. GREEN PARTY AND WWFF ACTIVITIES....... 4OFF-0019 -- By 4O/ON5JE; through July 19th; Activity will be from Bill's vacation location on only SSB, 20 and 40 meters. VKFF-0293 -- By VK3DRH; through July 12th; from Lizard Island National Park on 436.795 FM SVFF-0029 -- By SZ2RCK; between July 15-16th; E-mail ; Operator(s) from the RADIO CLUB KASTORIAS are SV2BXZ, SV2DCD, SV2NUB, SV2DKU and SV2NRU SVFF-0029 -- By SV2CNE/P; between July 15-16th; Operator George; E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ONFF Summer Activation 2017 -- Friday, July 21st July; Several ON stations from the KOTA group will activate different ONFF references on the National Day of Belgium; Special Award will be available via WWFF; LogSearch ON5SWA/P ONFF-0544, OT4V/P ONFF-0647 OR... GxFF National Parks Week -- Monday, July 24th-Sunday July 30th; There will be awards, more info later PAFF-0037 -- PA/ON8WR; August 4-8th VEFF-0446 -- By VE2GT; August 5-6th; from MONT-MEGANTIC NATIONAL PARK For more information about WWFF upcoming operations, see: http://wwff.co/agenda Also suggest URLs: World-Wide -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/WWFF44 USA -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/parksontheair A special DXCluster for WWFF is available at: http://wwff.co/dx-cluster IOTA NEWS.............. AS-022. (Update) Operators Yuri/R2DG, Vasily/R7AA and Eugene/UA6EX will be active as RI0LI from Leont'yeva Island, Medvezhyi (Bear) Islands, in the East Siberia Sea, between July 22-30th. Activity will be on various HF bands and will be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). QSL via R7AA, by the Bureau, direct or ClubLog's OQRS (preferred). Their Web page is available at: http://www.ri0li.com AS-039. Russian operators will be active as RI0Z from Medny (Copper) Island, Commander (Komandorski) Islands, in Asiatic Russia (UA9/UA0), between now and July 15th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using various modes. Operators mentioned are Andrey/R6MG, Igor/UA3EDQ, Sergey/RX3F, Sergey/RZ5D, Alexey/ RZ3K and Vladimir/R6LGT. For more details and updates, see: http://www.ri0z.com/en LAST MINUTE UPDATE: Operation was cancelled..... AS-069. Operators Vasily/R7AL, Vasily/RA1ZZ, Sergey/RW5D, Vladimir/RK8A and Stan/UA3LMR will be active as RI0C from Iony Island (RRA: RR-13-10) between July 18-22nd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB, the Digital modes and satellite. QSL via R7AL or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates, see: http://www.iony2017.com/eng AS-072. Members of the Kuala Lumpur DX Team (KLDX) will be active as 9M4IOTA from Pangkor Island, West Malaysia, between July 22-24th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Operators who will be involved at this time are 9M2OOO, 9M2AIS, 9M2VDX, 9M2ZDX, 9M2ODX, 9M2ROL, 9M2UDE, 9M2JEP, 9M2AGC and 9W2FQP. QSL via 9M2OOO. AS-150. Members of the Ji Nan Amateur Radio Assciation (JNARA) will be active as BY4JN from Lingshan Island between July 28-31st. Operators mentioned are BI4KKC, BA4KR, BD4IOH, BI4IIZ, BH4LGE, BH4IGO, BI4IIF, BI4KIA, BH4PXQ, BI4LAA, BH4PYB, BG4OAA, BI4KKF, BI4KYQ, BI4LBD, BH4PYC, BI4LAV, BH4PYJ and BI4KWQ. QSL via BI4IIZ. EU-016. Operators Nicolo/IZ6TSA, Raffaele/IZ6CRK, Andrea/IK6VXO, Italo/IK6JNH and Salvatore/IK8UND will be active as 9A8DV from Drvenik Veli Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via IK6VXO. EU-024. Tibor, OM3RM, will be active as IS0/OM8A from Sardinia during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ Mixed-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via OM2VL. EU-025. Joe, IT9RZU, will be active from Sicily Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or LoTW. EU-028. Marco, IN3EQD, will be active as IN3EQD/IA5 from Isola d'Elba during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/ Island-DXpedition entry. QSL via IN3EQD. EU-054. Pippo, IT9PPG, will be active as IF9A from Favignana Island (IIA TP-011, MIA MI-025, WLOTA LH-1545) during the RSGB IOTA Contest as (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/DXpedition/24-Hrs/CW entry. QSL via IT9PPG. EU-057. Jo, DL5KUD, will be active from Ruegen Island (German Island Award: O-07, WLOTA: LH 1712. DOK: V01) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as Single-Op/Fixed/CW-Mode/12-Hrs/Low- Power entry. QSL via ClubLog. EU-127. Operators Axel/DB1WA, Marc/DL1MRD, Joe/DM4DL and Christoph/ DM5HF will be active as DR0F from Neuwerk Island between July 28-31st. Activity will include participation in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). QSL via DM4DL, direct or by the Bureau. EU-130. Operators IV3GDE, IV3CTT, IV3AVQ, IV3OSC, IV3EXH, IV3BKW, S52X, IW3QRT, W3QRM, IV3DCZ, IV3NEP, IV3TMM, IZ1ENZ and IV3ZXQ will be active as II3Y from Barbana Island (WW Loc. JN65rq) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Low-Power entry. The team will start their activity on July 28th, and will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via IV3OSC. NA-092. Garry, KF5VDX, will be active from Padre Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op entry. He will operate portable from the beach with verticals. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. NA-126. Fred, VE1FA, will once again, along with operators Helen/VA1YL, Wayne/VE1BAB, Al/VO1NO, Lowell/VY2OX, Rich/VA1CHP and Sheldon/ VE1GPY, be active as VC1G from Bon Portage (Outer) Island, off of Nova Scotia, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Multi-Op/Two-TX/High-Power entry. QSL via VA1YL. OC-198. (Update) Craig, VK5CE, will be active as VK5CE/8 from North Island, Sir Edward Pellew Islands, between November 12-16th. On Craig's Blog page, he states on July 8th, "The DXpedition is now only a few months away. Planning and detailed prepar- ations to ensure things run smoothly and safely continue. I'm in regular communication with the boat owner. By making sure the DXpedition goes to plan, I hope to maximize the number of QSOs in the log (1000+ QSOs per day) and most importantly I hope to work you for a new island." Using an Icom IC7000 with a solid state amplifier into a Spiderbeam yagi and verticals, activity will be on various HF bands (40-15m, possibly 10m) and modes. QSL via his home callsign or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates, see: https://oc198.wordpress.com KH1, BAKER ISLAND (Press Release). The Dateline DX Association (most recently the K4M team) is very pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Pacific Islands Refuges & Monuments Office of the US Fish and Wildlife Service to pursue an Amateur Radio expedition to Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge (KH1). We will announce dates of activation and other pertinent information once a vessel has been selected and approval of said vessel and dates is approved by the Service. We wish to thank the US Fish and Wildlife Service for their trust in our group to safely and responsibly activate this rare location. Don Greenbaum, N1DG, Tom Harrell, N4XP, and Kevin Rowett, K6TD co-leaders ADDED NOTE: Also read the following ARRL News Note: http://www.arrl.org/news/view/Group%20Selected%20to%20
Pursue%20DXpedition%20to%20Baker%20Island%20National%20Wildlife%20Refuge PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 10-16th)....... Jul/10th AN Jul/13th LN Jul/15th AN Jul/11th AN Jul/14th HN Jul/16th AN Jul/12th 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 A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm QSL INFO AND NEWS................... QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF... (July 2nd & 6th) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4M4C via YV4YC K2A via N2SQW (d) R1608M via RK3AW 4O/IK3GES via IK3GES K2B via KK4ODQ (d) R44QFF via UA3QII 7V5J via 7X2DD K2C via W1KMA RG50KS via RG50KS (e) 7X2VFK via 7X2DD (d) K2D via N1DN RY2A via DJ1MM A61ZA via IZ8CLM (d) K2E via NW3Y (d/L) S500R via S53M & (L) A71EM via M0OXO K2F via KB3IFH SL1FRO via LU4DXU AM525IHK via EA5IHK (L) K2G via NF4GA (d) SM1/DL5ME via DL5ME & (L) AM8TID via EA8NQ K2H via KA1JBE (d) SM1/DM3MAS via DM3MAS AO110DD via EC1DD K2I via KA2FIR SN0STILON via SP3YPR B7CRA via BA4TB (O) K2J via K2JJI SV0XBF/SV8 via VK2IR CE1TT via CE1TT (L) K2K via AB1OC SV2/OK1XGL/P via OK1XGL CG3HP via VE3YXO K2L via K2L (L/e) SV8/PA0PMD via PA0PMD CO6HZ via EA5ZD K2M via K3MJW SV9/WB2GAI/P via WB2GAI CP5HK via EA5IDQ (d) K4P via N4BP SX9VK via SV1JG CS7/DO3HK via DO3HK KH0/KW2X via JG7PSJ (d/L) TK/F1MZQ via F1MZQ CT8/OK1AMM via OK1AMM KH2L via W3HNK (L/KH2-B) TM5MC via F4KJV CT8/OK2BOB via OK2BOB LY17LP via LY2KM UE80AR via RN1ON CX2DK via EA5GL (d) LY40MAK via LY2BEV (B) UT/R1BS via R1BS DA0COTA via DF2DD LY764KM via LY3X V6J via JP3AYQ DR1X via DF8XC LZ284SKD via LZ1KCP VR20UW via VR2UW (d) EA7/SM0KAK via SM0KAK OF11WCA via OG2K (d) VR20XAN via VR2XAN EA8/F4HHL via F5KKD OH0/DL1SVA/P via DL1SVA VY2/WS5K via M0URX (O/L) EG8JCT via EA8URA & (L) OJ0V via ON5TC W0S via WB0HSI EH3MCEE via EH3MCEE (L) OZ30EU via OZ8IE Z6/DL2GC via DL2GC GB13COL via G0VLF PA/DL1SBF via DL1SBF ZF2AE/ZF8 via AA5UK & (L) HA1/DK2AMS via DK2AMS PA/DL2RMM via DL2RMM ZP5/NX4N via NX4N HG7DANUBE via HA7VY (d/e) R100K via RA1OD ZX2D via ZX2D (B/L/e) (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only **Your QSL is not needed ARRL SEEKING VINTAGE DXPEDITION LOGS FOR ARCHIVE. The ARRL Letter reports: ARRL continues to solicit paper logs of prominent DXpeditions that took place predominantly in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, for inclusion in The DX Log Archive Endowed by JA1BK . The DX Log Archive program was created, thanks to an endowment established by Kan Mizoguchi, JA1BK, to obtain, preserve, and utilize paper logs from rare and significant DXpeditions. The archive can include pre-1950 paper logs as well as those from rare operations, and logs kept by longtime residents of very rare entities. All logbooks received to date have been inventoried and are housed at ARRL Headquarters. ARRL Field Services Manager Dave Patton, NN1N, said the archive contains logs "from 3D2 through HZ3 -- nothing after the Hs. That's just the way it has worked out." Contact the program administrator with information about any logs that are available or known to be available, and ARRL will make a deter- mination on their suitability for the archive. QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 9K2NO, C6ADX, CG3HP, DL9RDM, EA1YV, EA8AT, F4GTB, FG8OJ, FP/KV1J, G0ORH, GW4OGO, HB0WR, IK5ACO, KU9C/VP9, LU9DO, M3I, RI1ANO, SM4DHF, VK1MA, VK3LDB, VR2XMT, XE2YWH and YI3WHR QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5V7P, 9H3XG, AH0CO/KL7, CT3BH, E31A, E73S, EL2BG, J70BH, OF9X, P29VXG, TF3ML, TN5E and TU7C QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4Z4AK, 4Z5MU, 5J0B, 5W0JY, 6Y1D, 7P8C, 9L5VT, CR2X, DJ8QP, EI0DX, EI1Y, EL2A, FJ/KO8SCA, G3TXF, G4IIY, GA3YOR, HA1AG, HC2AO, HH2/PA5M, HK0NA, IK2RZQ, IO1T, IO4T, J3/VE7ACN, J68GU, LZ304MED, MD/PA3EWP, OH3YI, OH4MBY, OJ0V, OK1AWZ, OL0W, OL5W, OM5FM, OZ8X, PT70FEB, PZ50X, S59ZZ, SP85PZK, SV9/LZ3FN, T32C, TM38CDXC, TM77C, TO5FP, V26IS, VC2Q, VE2BWL, VP2EIM, VO2A, VP2V/K6TOP, VP5/K0PC, VP5/VE7ACN, VY0A, K1GI/VP9, W1AW/KP4, W1AW/0, W1AW/4, W1AW/7, W100WA/4, W100WA/4, W100AW/6, W100AW/7, YV1KK and ZL100ANZAC SATELLITE TOUR. By the time you read this, Gabe, NJ7H/VE6NJH, will be finishing up his TF/NJ7H from Iceland (grids HP83/84) activities. His last day will be July 10th. He will continue on to the Faroe Islands and be active as OY/NJ7H between July 10-14th. He will make an effort to operate from both IP61 and IP62 grids while in the Faroes. Finally, Gabe will head to Greenland and be active as OX/NJ7H between July 14-18th. The destination in Greenland is Ilulissat in grid GP49. He does not anticipate any other grids to be activated in Greenland, although if there is an opportunity Gabe will, but he doesn't expect any opportunities. From grid GP49, all of North/Central America and Europe should be in range, along with portions of South America, Asia, and Africa, much of it even possible on the SO-50 satellite. He anticipates a nearly perfect horizon to the west. On the 19th, Gabe travels back to the U.S. with a several hour connection in Iceland. He will also have two nights on the beginning and end in New York City, and July 21-25th in Florida (anyone who needs EM90, hit him up). ADDED NOTE: Gabe reports that this may very well be the last DX use of the callsign NJ7H. He states, "Don't worry, I am not retired from roving. I am beginning my training at the FAA as an air traffic controller on July 26th, and will be very busy with that. I expect facility placement in late October, and I am requesting Alaska. Although, I cannot yet be certain, I have been told that I should expect to receive my request." QSLing for this trip will be via LoTW. He mentions, "I still need to get some new generic cards printed, but if you need a paper QSL I'll get cards printed eventually, just don’t expect rush service (I have some from other trips in the backlog, don’t worry I haven’t forgotten)." T8, PALAU. Ted, JA7XBG, will once again be active as T88GA from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between July 22-30th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and some Digital modes. He will use 1 kW into dipoles and Yagis. QSL via his home callsign direct or LoTW. For more details about the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room), see: http://www.palau-radio.com/index.php?page=rr2014 TF, ICELAND. Ivan, PV8IG, will be active as PV8IG/TF during the 15th World Scout Moot (July 25th to August 2nd) in Iceland. Activity is planned to operate on the Scout frequencies (7090, 14190, and 21190 kHz SSB; 7050 and 14050 kHz CW). The IRA (Iceland Radio Amateur Association) has given total support to obtain this license already issued. QSL via PT7WA. ADDED NOTE: Also, look for TF15MOOT to be active during the same time operating from the Scout Activity Centre at Úlfljótsvatn. QSL via: Vala Hauksdottir, P.O.Box 28, 210 Gardabaer, Iceland. XV9, VIETNAM. William, WA7WJR, receive a 3 year license and is planning to be active as XV9WJR from Bien Hoa (possibly Phu Quoc Island), Vietnam, between late August and September 2017. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW (5w to 100w @ 15 wpm). His equipment includes: Elecraft K2, RM Italy HF Linear Amp, Buddipole Ant, EFHW Ant, Vibroplex Vibekeyer. QSL via WA7WJR direct. VK9C, COCOS (KEELING) ISLAND. Andy, VK9CC, reports, "Please note I am back on air from Cocos Islands, no regular skeds, mostly on CW, on 80 and 160 meters now best 73." Read his QRZ.com page for more interesting details. YJ0, VANUATU. Tony, KQ2I, will be active as YJ0AT from Efate Island (OC-035) between August 29th and September 14th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW with an Elecraft KX3 HF Transceiver and KXPA100 amp (100 watts) into a vertical antenna. QSL via NR6M. QSOs will be uploaded to ClubLog. ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Operators Mike/NA6MB (ZF2NA) and YL Gayle/K6GO (ZF2GO) will once again be active from Grand Cayman Island, near Bodden Town, between July 6-16th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters. They were expected to be active during this past weekend's IARU HF World Championship Contest (July 8-9th) as ZF1A from the CARS HQ station. QSL ZF2GO and ZF2NA via K6GO. QSL ZF1A via K6AM. ZZ0, TRINDAD AND MARTIN VAZ ISLANDS. Operators Evan/PU5SVE and Martin/ LU9EFO are planning a 2017-2018 operation/project to Trindade and Martin Vaz Islands. Specific dates and plans of operations have not yet been announced. The current list of operators mentioned are Evan/PU5SVE, Martin/PT2/LU9EFO and Tim/W7/LW9EOC (CW operator). QSL via F4BHW. Look for more details to be forthcoming. Also, watch the ZZ0T Blog page at: https://zz0t.blogspot.com.br
OPDX WORLD-WIDE WEB HOME PAGE (provided by John, K8YSE):