DX Bulletin No. 1069
July 9, 2012
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, ARRL Web page, K1XN & GoList, NG3K & ADXO, NJ1Q & W1AW, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, W5HNS, W5SJ/4, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, KQ8M, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, 9A1AA, AT International, DJ7IK, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, GM3WOJ, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, ON4EI, ON4ZD, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SV1RP, VA3RJ & ICPO and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 1st-July, through Sunday, 8th-July there were 210 countries active. Countries available: 1A, 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J5, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH3, KH6, KH8, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, 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" (WFWL).
1A, SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA (Wrap-up)
The 1A0C operation went QRT on July 5th. As per their Web page, the 1A0C operation made 40957 QSOs with 14479 unique callsigns (14735/CW, 20268/SSB, 5950/RTTY and 4/FM). Breakdown by continent is as follows: 427/AF, 3226/AS, 27142/EU, 9320/NA, 288/OC and 554/SA. QSL via OQRS or LoTW. The OQRS is now available online at:
A team of operators from Switerland known as the "Radio 7 Team" will be active as 3B9SP from Rodrigues Island (AF-017) between October 16-23rd. Operators currently mentioned are Manfred/HB9ACA, Michel/HB9BOI, Herbert/HB9BOU, Eugen/HB9BQP, Nicolas/HB9CYF, Cedric/ HB9HFN, Bertrand/HB9SLO, Fritz/HB9TNA and Alain/HB9TYJ. The pilot station will be Sebastien/HB9ICC and the coordination in Mauritius is Jacky, 3B8CF. Their goal is to set up three amateur radio stations that can be run together on different Amateur Radio bands. Mostly one on CW, one on SSB and the third running special modes like RTTY and PSK31. They hope to use small 400 watt solid state amplifiers for the CW and SSB stations. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using two 3 element Spiderbeams (20/17/ 15/12/10m), verticals for 40/30/20m, a Butternut HF2V for 160/80/40m and a Slim Jim for 6 meters. QSL via HB9ACA direct or use the OQRS on ClubLog. The logs will be uploaded to LotW within 6 months after the DX Operation.
Members of the "Amateurs Radio Algeriens" (ARA - 7X2ARA) will be active using special prefixes to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Algerian Independence between now and December 31st. A special award/diploma is available for obtaining 50 points by working the following stations:
7T50I - Official Station (RC Algiers); 10 points; QSL via 7X2ARAComplete details about the award are available on (QRZ.com) under any of the above special callsigns. 9A20, CROATIA (Special Event/Contest)
7W50I - Radio Club Station from East and South East area (RC Bou-Saada); 5 points; QSL via 7X2ARA
7V50I & 7U50I - Radio Club Stations from the south zone (RC Laghouat); 5 points; QSL via 7X2ARA
7Y50I - Radio Club Station from the West and South West area (RC Mos- taganem; 5 points; QSL via 7X2ARA
7X ordinary Algerian stations; 3 points
This year the Croatian Radio Amateur Association team will participate in the IARU HF World Championship (July 14-15th) using the special callsign 9A20HQ. They shall be active on all six bands and both modes. QSOs with 9A20HQ are valid for the "20th Anni- versary of the 9A prefix" award and will be automatically confirmed via the Bureau - no need to send your cards. Details/rules for the "20th Anniversary of 9A prefix" can be found on:
Giammario, IK0PEA, will be active as 9H3EA from Bugibba near La Valletta between August 5-17th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands plus 6 meters. He will be using a Kenwood TS 480-SAT with a vertical antenna. He may also use a dipole antenna for better performance on 30 and 40 meters. Focus will be on the Digital modes and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
AFRICAN TOUR (6W & C5)
Dom, M1TKA, will activate two African countries during the month of August. His tentative schedule is as follows:
August 15-22nd - Senegal; Callsign 6W/M1KTA
August 22-29th - Gambia; Callsign C5/M1KTA
Activity will be on most HF bands using SSB, PSK and CW (in that order). He also mentions that he will use 6 meters if open from Senegal. For more information and updates, visit his Blog page at:
Operators Asad/AP2AUM, Muhammad/AP2MF and Khalid/AP2MKS will be active as AP2ARS from Swat District between 1300z July 14th and 1900z July 15th. They will operate from an elevation of 2300m ASL using frequencies 7050 and 14150 kHz, and the satellites. Power output will be 150 watts to an Inverted V dipole for HF and an egg beater for the satellite communications (Grid Locater: MM65HH). QSL via: PARS AP2ARS, P.O.BOX 1450, Islamabad, 44000, Pakistan.
CY9, ST. PAUL ISLAND (Update)
The CY9M Team posted the following press release (#3) on July 6th [edited]: "Very soon it's time for an inter- national team of 10 amateur radio operators to board their flights to Nova Scotia, Canada, to participate in the expedition to St. Paul Island, a top-40 'most wanted' DXCC.
Quick Facts: CY9M St. Paul Island, July 26th-August 1st, 160-6 meters, QSL via M0URX.
Once the team arrives at St. Paul, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, we plan to unpack and prepare six Elecraft K3 transceivers, four amplifiers, raise three Hex Beams and a number of other antennas in order to be active all bands from 160 through 6 meters CW, SSB and Digital.
The power station consists of three generators that will constantly charge three large battery tanks for maximum efficiency. We plan to consume more that 500 litres of fuel, large amounts of camping food and other 'necessities', including several hundred litres of water all of which are not found on the island.
The team, together with 2 tons of equipment and supplies, head out to sea on a 42 foot motor vessel on the evening of 25th July or on the morning of the 26th depending on weather. We expect to be active starting July 26th and continuously rock the bands until August 1st, weather permitting. Participation throughout the IOTA contest.
After the activity, all contacts will be verified via LoTW and for those who want paper QSL, Tim Beaumont, M0URX, lends us his excellent manager services. The log will be available through ClubLog, likely after the expedition.
The activity is supported both financially and through the loan of equipment by several large clubs such as NCDXF, GDXF, ARRL and companies like Elecraft, Acom and DX Engineering. But we are most proud that so many individual amateur operators and DX chasers contribute to the activity out of their own pocket.
If you would like to donate any amount to the CY9M St. Paul Island Dxpedition, please click here:
We look forward to working you from St. Paul Island, a top 40 most wanted DXCC.
73, CY9M Team, St. Paul Island DXpedition Bill, N2WB Kevin, VE3EN George, EA2TA Steve, VA3FM Christian, EA3NT Victoria, SV2KBS Simon, IZ7ATN Bjorn, SM0MDG Col, MM0NDX Mike, AB5EB"The following media pages are available for this operation at:
The ARRL Web page reports, "The Diamond DXCC Award, celebrating the 75th anniversary of DXCC, has proven to be popular around the world. Nearly 700 applications have been filed, with K3RA presently sitting atop the list with 200 of the 231 possible entities in the log. Some incredibly rare places have been on the air in 2012 so far, including Tibet and Socotra Island! Recently ARRL has been able to add some additional tools and reports to the Diamond DXCC system. An online form has been added that is similar to the Online DXCC application. The Diamond DXCC application works the same way, except it is tailored to work for just the Diamond DXCC entities." For the complete report and more details, visit:
With more and more DXpeditions putting their videos on YouTube and other Web services, we decided to list them (possibly) each week. For this week's listings: 1993 - AH1A Howland Island DXpedition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZuIxN-85js
2006 - 5A7A Libya DXpedition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJOfy8MZLYY
2011 - A71DLH Qatar DXpediiton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0f0zo-fSJ0
If you have a DXpedition 'video' available on the Web and would like to have it listed in the OPDX, PLEASE send the URL to use and we will publish it.
E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Update)
Norman, 5B4AIF, will be active as E51E from a villa in Tautu Village on Aitutaki Island (OC-083) between December 10th and January 5th (2013). Activity will be holiday style using just basic antennas. Norman states, "I hope to have the HF2V for 40/80m. Shipped in advance everything else will travel with us. Inverted V's will be used for other bands unless I can get something 2nd hand to leave there. The radio will be a IC-7000, the amp will have the full legal power of 400 watts. I would like to operate at least SSB and RTTY, I am learning CW so if I am feeling able I will do some slow morse, but if no one sends slowly I will have to try another mode." Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1825, 3525, 7020, 10105, 14025, 18075, 21025, 24895 and 28025 kHz
SSB - 1840, 3793, 7185, 14215, 18160, 21295, 24950 and 28485 kHz
RTTY - 3630, 7035, 10145, 14090, 18105, 21090, 24925 and 28090 kHz
6m - 50105/CW and 50130/SSB
QSL via EB7DX only. He is a ClubLog user. He now has a Web page up and running with a "bands/modes" needs survey available at:
Luis, EA8AY, will be active as EF8X from Tenerife Island (IOTA AF-004, DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276, EAA TF) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-band entry. QSL via W2GR. Visit his Web site at:
Olivier, EI8GQB/EI1A/ON4EI, will operate as EI8GQB between July 7-31st, from a caravan with green energy. He will take part in the IARU HF World Championship (July 14-15th) and RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). He will operate as a Single-Op/2R (2 radios) with 5 different antennas in a portable condition like disaster/emergency situation. Follow his activities on
The RSGB IARU UK HQ team (GR2HQ) will be active during the IARU HF World Championship (July 14-15th) with the special callsign GO2HQ to celebrate the London Olympics this year. Other UK stations will also start using the GO prefix on July 21st. Please QSL GO2HQ via M0OXO - see
Vadym, UT6UD, will be active as H44UD from New Georgia Island (OC-149), Western Province of Solomon Islands, between July 10-17th. Activity will be holiday style, and he will work mainly on CW during his evening and morning. If conditions permit, Vadym will try to find time to activate the IOTA groups OC-047 and OC-158. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
AS-113. Members of the Amateur Radio Taipei (ART) will be active as BO0M from Matsu Island between July 27-30th. Activity will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Operators mentioned are Tang/BM2AAV, Ken/BV1EL, Eddie/BV2DD, Evan/BV2KS, Lee/BV2NT, Lee/BX2AB, Calvin/BX4AG, Alfred/VR2SA and Bom/XX9LT. QSL only via: A.R.T. QSL Service, PO Box 73-326, Taipei, Taiwan. Visit the ART Web page at:
EU-032. Operators Jacky/F4EGH (SSB) and Leon/ON4ZD/OS0S (CW) will be active as TM0BI from Fort Boyard Island (DIFM AT026, DFCF 17003) both days July 25th and 26th, between 0700-1600z (+/-). This year they were not able to receive permission to remain during the night on the fort. Activity will be on the usual island frequencies on SSB and CW +/- 17 kHz above the band edge. There will be no Digital activity. All QSL info is available on (QRZ.com).
EU-073. Members of Taranto ARMI section and 599 DX Team will be active as IJ7T from San Pietro Isle (IIA TA-002) between July 20-22nd. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Operators mentioned are Fabrizio/IZ7LDC (Team Leader), Francesco/IZ7AUH (Co-Team leader), Luigi/IZ7HYA (Logistic/ Equipment), Elso/I7LGM, Simone/IZ0BTV, Antonio/IK7WDS, Giuseppe/ IK7MOF, Alessandro/IZ7FMM and Aurelio/IZ8EGM. QSL via IK7WDS, direct or by the Bureau. QSL cards can also be requested via the OQRS on ClubLog. For more information, visit:
EU-123. Iain, MM0TFU, will be active as MM0TFU/p from Blackwaterfoot on the west side of the Isle of Arran (IOSA CL01, SCOTIA CS14), Clyde Islands, between July 19-28th. Activity will be before and during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via LoTW, preferred. QSL also via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-132. Adam, DJ0IF, will be active as SN0RX from Wolin Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via SP8RX.
EU-146. Ronny, ON6CQ, will be active as PA/ON6CQ from the Island of Schouwen Duiveland during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/SSB entry. QSL via ON6CQ, direct or by the Bureau (preferred), or 100% by LoTW.
EU-170. Feri, HA4BF, will be active as 9A/HA4BF/p from Vir Island (ACIA IC-200, CIA-55, IOCA CI-141, MIA MC-451, WLOTA 4050) between July 8-21st. Activity will be holiday style and SSB only. QSL via his home callsign, direct, LoTW and eQSL.
EU-171. Operators Netti/DO6XX, Robin/DO2XX and Rene/DL2JRM will be active as OZ/homecalls from Vendsyssel-Thy/Nordjylland (DIA NJ-001) between now and July 21st. Netti and Robin will be active on 80-10 meters using SSB, with 100w and GP antenna. Rene will be active 80-10 meters using CW and SSB, with 100w and GP antenna. Rene will also operate /m from different DIA islands. QSL via their home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
EU-171. Ric, DL2VFR, will be active as OZ0FR/p from Vendsyssel-Thy/ Nordjylland (DIA NJ-001) between now and July 20th. Activity will be on all HF bands, mostly CW. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct. Visit the Web site:
IQ1, ITALY (Special Event/Award)
Members of the "Associazione Radioamatori Italiani" (ARI) will activate their club station as IQ1TW between July 1-31st. A special operating award - "Apollo Space Program From the Earth to the Moon" - will be available. The award is to "commemorate and keep alive the memory of the space program which has revolutionized the life of humankind". To qualify for the award, you need to have confirmed contacts with the ARI Headquarters Station IQ1TW and any three stations from the following list: IZ1UMD, IZ1RFU, IZ1XBB, IZ1WVX, IZ1LBH, IK1WGZ, IZ1RGY, IZ2SMV and I1MXI. On July 20th, the anniversary of the first moon landing, a confirmed contact with IQ1TW (without the necessity of the other 3 contacts) will qualify you for the award. The special event stations will operate with 200 watts using dipole and vertical antennas. Full details, including a list of the planned HF operating frequencies and modes, log and confirmation information, rules, and application instructions are posted on the ARI web pages at:
Jul/09th HN Jul/12th AN Jul/14th AN Jul/10th AN Jul/13th AN Jul/15th AN Jul/11th 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=6-9 100-400LX75, LUXEMBOURG (Special Event)
Members of the "Radioamateurs du Luxembourg" [Luxembourg Amateur Radio Association - RL] (originally Reseau Luxembourgeois des Amateurs d'Ondes Courtes in 1937) will be active as LX75HQ during the IARU HF World Championship. This IARU society is celebrating their 75th anniversary. They plan to have 12 stations on the air from two locations - LX0RL and LX7I. QSLs for LX75RL and LX75HQ go via LX2A only. ADDED NOTE: LX75HQ also counts as 50 points towards a special award for the 75th anniversary of the RL. For details, see:
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated July 8th) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3G90AA via CE3AA EA8/RW3DO via RW3DO PA/DL1DN/P via DL1DN 4S7BRG via LZ3HI EE1GEM via EB1GEM PC100NOM via PA0FAW 5B/DJ7TO via DJ7TO EG6RN via EA6URL PJ2/DF8ZH via DF8ZH 5C13BL via 6K5YPD EG7FCJ via EA7FC PQ7FD via PS7AB 5C13IG via 6K5YPD EH8TID via EA8NQ SC2012ARDF via SM6AGR 5C13MC via CN(B) EI12VOR via EI4GRC SI9AM via SM3CVM 5C13NK via 6K5YPD ES2012ABCS via ES2TT SN7L via SP7PGK 5C13YAN via CN(B) ID9/IZ4UEZ via IZ4UEZ SN9F via SP9ZHR 5C13YZ via 6K5YPD II2BVI via IZ2QHV SV1CDY/8 via SV1CDY 5T0JL via ON8RA IY7MD via IQ7MU SX1K via SV1MQJ 7T50I via 7X2ARA JX9JKA via LA9JKA SX1Q via SV1JGW 7W50I via 7X2ARA KL1A via RW3AH (d-OE address) TC6BLH via TA1HZ 8J7FUKKO/7 via JA(B) LY54SOP via LY5W VO1/W8LRO via W8LRO CG3B via VE3FOI LY2012TAFISA via LY2QT VO2/W8LRO via W8LRO CK6S via VE6AO MJ/DL9MWG via DL9MWG VP5/OZ1LQO via OZ1LQO CO6LE via EA5GL MN5ALJ via GI7THH VX3ROYL via VE3NOO CR6RS via CT1BAT OH0/DJ5HG via DJ5HG Z38VB via UA4WHX DA0TTO via DL6MKA OZ/DB9HL via DB9HL ZA/UA4WHX via UA4WHX DL/JA5AQC via JA5AQC OZ/DL2JRM via DL2JRM E7CW via E73ESP OZ/DO6EBB/P via DO6EBB (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTWNOT THE QSL MANAGER. Tim, KQ8M, reports that he is receiving QSLs for VE2CSI, and he is not the QSL Manager. He was only the the QSL Manager for the 1992 CQWW DX CW Contest between November 28-29th. Otherwise, QSL to M0URX according to (QRZ.com). QSL MANAGER OF THE YEAR. The Golist QSL Manager Data Service is reviving its QSL Manager of the Year Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize the service of QSL Managers world-wide for the service they provide to the World Wide DX Community. Nominations for this award will be accepted by the Golist from DX and Contest clubs, world-wide, for the year of 2012. Each DX club and Contest club is encouraged to poll their members for their nominations for the Top 5 QSL Managers for 2012.
The definition of a QSL Manager for this award is any person who confirms contacts via printed QSL Card for any station other than their Primary Call Sign. Each club should tabulate the votes of their members and submit to the Golist the Top 5 vote getters as voted by members of their club. Votes should be tabulated and sent to the Golist by August 1, 2012, to be eligible for the QSL Manager of the Year award. Each club world-wide may only send one submission for voting purposes. Records of submission will be maintained by the GOLIST.
A plaque, donated by DX Publishing, Inc., publisher of QRZ-DX and THE DX MAGAZINE, will be awarded to the QSL Manager of the Year selected at the W4DXCC Convention held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in September 2012. The recognized format for your club's submission is as follows: Club Name; Club Officer (Name, Call Sign, club office and email address); Top 5 QSL Manager Nominees (list name and callsign). In the subject line of your official email: *QSL Manager of the Year-2012*. Send to: email@example.com Ending Date: August 1, 2012.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 7Z1CQ, 8P6NW, 9M2TO, 9V1YC, A45XR, CT1JOP, E72U, EA1VT, EA2RCF, EO2012KW, ER1DA, FG5FU, FK8DD, G3ZQH, G3ZRN, G4MLW, G5CL, HA5AQ, HI3TEJ, HK1MW, HP1/IZ6BRN, K1DW, K9ZM, LU5FF, LY2MM, N2MH, NP2KW, OE9ICI, OH8L, OK1DX, OM0CS, ON4KEB, PA7RA, PJ7PT, R7AU, R7NA, VE1NB, VE2PID, W0RU, W5PR, WS7V, YT9M and YU2VZ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3DA0FC, 3Y8XSA, 4C1JPG, 4M5CW, 4M5M, 6Y5R, 8P6EX, 9L0W, 9M0L, 9M6YBG, 9Q0HQ/7, A52JY, A52KJ, AP2JZB, CU1AC, CU2X, ER1DA, EK6TA, FJ/OH2YL, FO/OH1RX, FR1LB, HK0NA, J69MV, J79XB, KH9/W0CN, LX1NJ, OH0R, OM7M, PZ5T, SM0/JH0CJH, SV2ASP/A, TX6T/P, TX8CW, VP6T, WP3Y, XP1A, ZD7XF and ZK2C
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!
The Swedish SSA Youth Team (SK0YT) initiative will be manning SK9HQ during the IARU HF World Championship (July 14-15th) as a Multi-Multi entry on 160-10 meters SSB. Their QTH will be Kvarnberget ARC club station SK0UX. A total of seven youngsters will participate this time and the aim is to introduce "contesting" and to give them the opportunity to practice operator techniques. QSL via SM6JSM.
Claude, HB9CRX, will be active as SV9/HB9CRX from Kissamos Island (EU-015) between July 9-21st. Activity will be on 30-6 meters using CW only and running QRP 5 watts. QSL via his home callsign.
Members of the Radio Amateur Association of Greece (RAAG), the National Technical University of Athens and DXPlus Hellenic Radio Amateur M.I. Team will activate special event station SX1GR from the "Sacred Rock of Acropolis of Athens" between July 18-22nd. Look for activity to be on all HF frequencies using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. Activity will also be on 6 and 2 meters. The station/stations will be active during the hours of museum operation. A special QSL award and special engraved QSL plaque will be available on request for any QSO. For additional information please contact SV1HER at: firstname.lastname@example.org QSL via SV Bureau. See (QRZ.com) for more details.
TC, TURKEY (Correction/Update to OPDX.1066)
Tevfik, TA1HZ, informs that there has been a mistake regarding the callsign to be used from Kefken Island's (AS-159) Lighthouse during the RSGB IOTA Contest weekend. It was originally mentioned that the TC2KLH callsign would be used, but the callsign now will be TC0KLH during the activity between July 27-29th. Please QSL via the TA QSL Bureau.
TM70, FRANCE (Special Event/Update - Callsign Granted)
Operators Philippe/ F5SKW, Dimitri/F5SWB, Freddy/F5IRO/J28RO, David/F8CRS, Yves-Michel/F5PRU, and possibly some other hams and French Servicemen will be active as TM70TE from the 3rd floor of the Eiffel Tower, approximately 300 meters above the ground, between July 12-15th. Activity is to commemorate the 70th anni- versary of the French Army Signal Corps. Activity will be on CW, SSB and RTTY, and on the HF and VHF (JN18du) bands. Operations will be 24 hours each day. A special QSL card will be available. QSL via the F6KHX ARC or F5OGL, direct or by the REF QSL Bureau.
Lars, K9FY, will be active as TO5U from Martinique (NA-107) between July 11-18th. Activity will be holiday style on all HF bands using CW and SSB ("as condx and time away from beaches and Caribbean-French eateries and water holes allow"). QSL via his home callsign direct.
UE95, RUSSIA (Special Event)
Look for special event UE95K to be active between July 14-22nd. Activity is to celebrate the 95th anniversary of Pavel Kamozin, a twice hero of the Soviet Union, as a flight commander, deputy commander, and commander of a squadron of a fighter aviation regiment. QSL via RV3YR.
V3, BELIZE (Update)
Operators Henry/W5HNS, Jay/K0BCN and Marty/W5MRM will be active as V31WH, V31MX and V31MO, respectively, from Cay Caulker (NA-073). The team will arrive on July 23rd, and possibly be on the air that day. They will return to the U.S. on July 31st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using a 5 band hexbeam and a 40m dipole, operating CW, PSK and SSB. Jay and Henry are the CW ops (as well as SSB) and Marty will operate on SSB. They may possibly have two transceivers on before the RSGB IOTA contest. During the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th), they will sign V31MX and be on the contest allowed bands alternating SSB and CW (on 40m and up). QSL via their home callsigns or LoTW.
Operators Bob/W5UQ and Bill/W5SJ are in their last minute preparations for their annual July trip this time they hold the callsigns VP2MUQ and VP2MSJ, respectively, between July 17-24th. Activity will be a casual, holiday style, DXpedition with an emphasis on CW on the 30/17/12 meters bands plus some limited RTTY...... EXCEPT for the weekend when Bill will take on the CQWW VHF Contest (July 21-22nd) with a 7 element, M2, 6M7JHV and Bob's Expert Amp, 1K FA for all bands, including 6 meters for the contest. They'll be operating from Gingerbread Hill. QSLs go to W5JAY.
A group of Eastern Ontario amateur radio operators will be operating from Prince Edward Island (NA-029) between July 12-16th. During the IARU HF World Championship (July 14-15th), they will be using VY2RAC as Canada's HQ station. They will be operating as Multi-2 entry, both CW and SSB. QSL via: Radio Amateurs of Canada, 720 Belfast Road, Suite 217, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 0Z5, Canada.
ZL9, CAMPBELL ISLAND (Update)
Members of the Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia announced that they have received a landing permit from the NZ Dept. of Conservation for ZL9HR Campbell Island DXpedition in November.
ZS, SOUTH AFRICA
Bernie, ZS4TX, announced this past weekend that he will be active during the upcoming CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. He also mentioned that he will be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single- Band (15m)/High-Power entry. QSL both events via LoTW.
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