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OPDX Bulletin 1273 July 11, 2016

OPDX Bulletin 1273 July 11, 2016
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1273
BID: $OPDX.1273
July 11, 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, W5RF, N6WM, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, 9A6AA, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter,,, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IF9ZWA, Mediterraneo Dx Club, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late IARU HF World Championship announce- ments. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the IARU HF World Championship participants.
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 1st/July, through Friday, 8th/July there were 203 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP5, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, 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".
AT1, INDIA. Operators Deepak/VU2CDP, Manoj/VU2CPL, Madhu/VU2MUD, Nand/
VU2NKS, Prasad/VU2PTT, Koodur/VU2RCT, Sarla/VU2SWS and Gaurav/VU2WE will
activate the callsign AT1HQ, the Amateur Radio Society of India (ARSI)
HQ station - located across India on a wide area network for IARU HF
World Championship (July 9-10th). Activity will be on CW and SSB. QSL
via VU2PTT.

B1/3/4/5/7, CHINA. Dale, BA4TB, reports to look for the following HQ
stations (CRSA) to be in the IARU HF World Championship (July 9-10th):
B1HQ, B3HQ, B4HQ, B5HQ and B7HQ.

DA0, GERMANY. Members of DARC will be active as DA0HQ during the IARU HF
World Championship (July 9-10th). They will have 12 stations on 6 bands
using CW and SSB. QSL via the Bureau.

FM, MARTINIQUE. Alex, DD5ZZ, will be active FM/DD5ZZ from Martinique
(NA-107) between September 12th and October 3rd. Activity will be on
various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.

HH2, HAITI. Pierre, HB9AMO, will once again be active as HH2/HB9AMO
from Port-au-Prince between July 8-26th. Activity will be holiday style
(local evenings and weekends) and only on CW using a TS-50 into a wire
antenna and tuner. QSL via M0URX or M0URX' OQRS. For more details, updates,
pictures of his previous operations, and an online log search, visit:
IOTA NEWS..............
  AS-025.  Mikhail, RA1ALA, will be active as RA1ALA/0 from Paramushir
           Island between July 10-19th. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10
           meters. QSL via his home callsign direct.

  AS-091.  Operators Igor/R0XA, RA0ZJ, Sergey/UA0ZL, Sergey/UA0ZFW and
           UA0ZM will be active as RZ0ZWA/P from Kamchatka Island between
           July 12-20th. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via

  AS-141.  Operators Dale/BA4TB, Mi/BD4TQ, Ni/BD4TR, Gu/BD4TS, Zheng/
           BD5FFK, Zhou/BG4TVT, Zhou/BG4TYQ, Tao/BG4TRN, Chen/BG5FCH,
           BH4TGQ, Xingang/BH4TVU, BI4RYM and Xinrong/BI4SCC will be
           active as B5C from Yijiangshan Island during the RSGB IOTA
           Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-2/High-Power entry. The
           team plans to have  2 stations on the air with amps, Hex-
           Beams and vertical antennas. QSL via BA4TB. Before and after
           contest, look for operators to sign B5/homecalls (they will
           be there between July 26th and August 1st). Activity will
           be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL
           via their home callsigns.

  EU-024.  Tibor, OM3RM, will be active as IS0/OM8A from Sardinia during
           the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
           High-Power entry. QSL via OM2VL.

  EU-025.  Joe, IT9RZU, will be active from Sicily Island during the
           RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
           Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau
           or LoTW.

  EU-054.  Mike, IF9ZWA, will be active from Favignana Island during the
           RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op entry. QSL
           via his home callsign by the Bureau only.

  EU-067.  Theodoros, SV1EJD, will be active as SV8/SV1EJD from Syros
           Island between July 23rd 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.

  NA-126.  (Correction) Operators Fred/VE1FA, YL Helen/VA1YL, Alphonse/
           VO1NO, Wayne/VE1BAB, Lowell/VY2OX, Rich/VA1CHP and Michel/VA2MM
           will be active as VC1A from Bon Portage (Outer) Island, NS
           Province South Group, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
           30-31st) as a DXpedition entry. QSL via VA1YL.

  NA-137.  Charlie, N1RR, will be active as N1RR/m from Cousins Island
           or Little John Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
           30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/CW-Mode/Low-Power entry.
           QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

JW, SVALBARD. Paul, G4PVM, will be active as JW/G4PVM from the JW5E club
station in Longyearbyen (JQ78tf) on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026) between
July 23-24th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands. Look
for the log to be uploaded to both ClubLog and LoTW.

KH6/KH7, HAWAII. German operators Walt/DJ0FX and Kuno/DF1SD will be
active  as KH6FX and KH7SD, respectively, from Hawaiian Islands (OC-019)
between October 9-23rd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB
and the Digital modes. QSL KH6FX via DJ0FX direct, and KH7SD via DF1SD

 Jul/10th AN      Jul/13th  AN     Jul/15th  AN
 Jul/11th LN      Jul/14th  AN     Jul/16th  AN
 Jul/12th HN

    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

  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:

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (July 8th) 
  BD3CB via BA4EG         KP2/AA1BU via AA1BU (d)      S79V via IZ8CLM
  DM88YLF via DJ5YL       LA/UA1OIW via UA1OIW         SV2400A via SV2HXV
  EN0WFF via UT3WX        LZ1886PGS via LZ1KCP         SV9/RL5D via RL5D
  HB0/DH7FK via DH7FK     OH0/DL1SVA/P via DL1SVA      TM88YL via F5JER
  HG2016HOD via HA8KCS    OK/DL1ASF/P via DL1ASF       V4/G0FWX via M0URX
  J75KG via K5KG          PJ2/K3NK via W3HNK           V51WH via DK2WH
  K2D via N1DN            PJ2/W3HNK via W3HNK          YJ0GA via ZL3GA & (L)
  K2J via K2JJI           R2016EU via RQ7L
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    


  151/158), E44YL, ET7L, OH0BT, UK9AA, VK9OL and XR0YS


SV5, DODECANESE. Igor, OH2FUW, will be active as SV5/OH2FUW from Gennadi
(WW. Loc. KM35XA), Rhodes Island (EU-001), between July 19th and August
1st. His main activity will be the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as
a Single-Op/QRP (FT817ND)/CW-Mode/24-Hrs entry. QSL via OH5AB, direct
or by the Bureau.

SV5, DODECANESE. Noel, ON4APU, will be active as SV5/OO4O from Rhodes
Island (EU-001, WW. Loc. KM46ck) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (Possible 15m)/Mixed-Mode/12-Hrs
entry. QSL via ON4APU by the Bureau and LoTW after his activities.

SILENT KEY. It was reported that Daki, 9A2WJ, a member of many groups
and clubs around the world, especially known as a skilled CW operator
and also known for his Croatian Flora Fauna activities in the 9AFF program,
became a Silent Key last week. OPDX and its readers would like to send out
our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of 9A2WJ.

T8, PALAU. Ted, JA7XBG, will be active as T88GA from from the VIP Guest
Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between July 20-23rd.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and some Digital modes.
QSL via his home callsign direct or LoTW. For more details about the
VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room), see:

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS. By the time you read this, Robert, W5RF, should
be QRT as VP5/W5RF from Turks and Caicos Islands (returns to the U.S.
on Saturday, July 9th). He stated that he mainly focused on 40 and
20 meters using mostly CW (and maybe a little RTTY or PSK31). He informed
OPDX that he is relatively new to DIGITAL, but it is working fine with
his FT857 and a dipole on twenty as wells as a full wave vertical looking
out over the saltwater for 40 meters. Remember to QSL via M0OXO or M0OXO's
OQRS for Bureau or direct QSLs.

- The XU7MDC international Team is working very hard in these weeks to
build, a very professional Dxpedition. They are testing many new items
and tools overall to be able to reduce weight on the plane and maximize
the results on their location at Sihanoukville Beach, Cambodia. As a
matter of fact a little change in their local accommodation gives them
now possibly more room for another CW operator and one more SSB operator.
So if anybody would like to join them, they suggest to contact them as
soon as possible. Please contact the leader Antonio, IZ8CCW ,
and/or the co-leader, Gabriele, I2VGW . They will be on
the air from November 4-14th, 2016. They remind everyone that they plan,
as usual, to operate 24/24 hours with 5 stations from the beach with a
particular focus on the low bands and Digital modes. Antonio, IZ8CCW,
and Gabriele, I2VGW, will be sharing their new adventure with the other
18 members/operators from five countries. More details and information
can be found on their Web site at:

YL (F & DL) ACTIVITIES..............
  DM88YLF - YLs from France and Germany (called Friendship 2016) have
            been active from Germany with this callsign since July 1st,
            and until July 31st. Operators mentioned are Tina/DL5YL (CW,
            co-organizer), Joana/DJ5YL (SSB, co-organizer), Sophie/
            DL/F4DHQ (SSB) and Siggi/DK2YL (SSB, Digi-modes). QSL via
            direct to DJ5YL, by the Bureau via DM88YLF, LoTW or eQSL.
            See for more details.

  TM88YL  - Eleven YLs from FRANCE will join in on the above celebration
            using the callsign TM88YL for 15 days between July 4-31st.
            Specific dates are: July 4-6th, July 10-13th, July 17-20th,
            July 24-26th and July 31st. Activity will be on CW, SSB and
            RTTY. Operators mentioned are Maria/F6BAT, Lydie/F5MSS,
            Evelyne/F5RPB, Christine/F4GDI, Claudine/F5JER, Aline/F4GPA,
            Alexandra/F1UBA, Simone/F5JVH, Marie-Jeanne/F5MYL, Mado/
            F1EOY and Sophie/F4DHQ. QSL Manager is Claudine, F5JER.

  HB88YL  - YLs from Switzerland, France and Germany will meet in Hedingen,
            Switzerland, between August 19-21st and be active as HB88YL.
            They plan to have 3 or 4 stations on the air, all bands, using
            CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Dora, HB9EPE, has organized the
            following operators (including herself): Mado/F1EOY, Christine/
            F4GDI, Evelyne/F5RPB, Joana/DL5YL and Siggi/DK2YL. QSL via
            Dora, HB9EPE. See for more details.

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Chris, N6WM, is now active as ZF2CT from the Cayman
Islands (NA-016) until July 10th. Activity is limited and mainly on 20
meters on CW. QSL via his home callsign.

ZV2016, BRAZIL (Special Event). Members of the Liga de Amadores Brasileiros
de Rádio Emissão (LABRE) will be active as ZV2016RIO from Rio de Janeiro
between August 5-21st. Activity is to celebrate the Rio 2016 Olympic and
Paralympic Games. Operations will be on 160-2 meters (except 30m) using
2016 IARU CONTEST. The 2016 International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) HF
World Championship is this upcoming weekend between July 9th at 1200 UTC
and July 10th 1200 UTC. The object of the contest is to contact other
amateurs around the world, especially IARU officials and member-society
HQ stations in as many ITU zones as possible. Look for activity on 160,
80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters using CW and SSB. You will find detailed
information at:
  ADDED NOTE: A list of HQ multipliers has been posted on the Web at:

  A PDF file is also available at:

  The following list is put together by Joe, OZ0J/5Q2T. Any corrections,
  please contact Joe (not OPDX) at:

As of Press Time there are 148 stations listed.

Callsign  HQ      Callsign  HQ       Callsign  HQ     Callsign  HQ
--------  ----    --------  ----     --------  ----   --------  ----
4K7Z      FRS     DL9KCE    R1       LU4AA/F   RCA    V8FEO     BDARA
4L0HQ     NARG    DX0HQ     PARA     LU4AA/H   RCA    VE3YV     R2
4O0S      MARP    E2HQ      RAST     LX8HQ     RL     VE5RAC    RAC
4O3A      R1      E7HQ      ARABH    LY0HQ     LRMD   VE6SH     AC
4V0HQ     RCH     EF4HQ     URE      LZ1US     R1     VK100ANZAC WIA
4X4ARC    IARC    EI0HQ     IRTS     LZ7HQ     BFRA   VP2M      MARS
5C8A      ARRAM   EI3IO     R1       NU1AW/6   IARU   VP2V      BVIRL
5Z4RS     ARSK    EK0HQ     FRRA     OA4O      RCP    VP9HQ     RSB
7X2HQ     ARA     EL2BEN    LRAA     OE0HQ     OVSV   VR2HK     HARTS
8N1HQ     JARL    EM5HQ     UARL     OH2HQ     SRAL   VU2GMN    R3
8N4HQ     JARL    ER7HQ     ARM      OL6HQ     CRC    W1AW/9    ARRL
8N7HQ     JARL    ES9A      ERAU     OM8HQ     SARA   W6ROD     AC
8N8HQ     JARL    ES9HQ     ERAU     OP0HQ     UBA    XE1KK     R2
8Q7TM     AC      ET3AA     EARS     OY1CT     FRA    XE1LM     FMRE
9A0HQ     HRS     EW5HQ     BFRR     OZ1HQ     EDR    XR3HQ     RCCH
9K2RR     R1      G3BJ      AC       OZ7IS/M   R1     XV4Y      VARC
9K9HQ     KARS    GR2HQ     RSGB     P40HQ     AARC   XX9A      ARM
9M4DXX    MARTS   HB0HQ     AFVL     PA6HQ     VERON  YB0AZ     R3
9V9HQ     SARTS   HB9FPM    R1       PJ2HQ     VRONA  YE0HQ     ORARI
9Y4HQ     TTARS   HB9HQ     USKA     PT2ADM    R2     YL4HQ     LRAL
9Y4X      R2      HG0HQ     MRASZ    R9HQ      SRR    YR0HQ     FRR
A25HQ     BARS    HK3LR     LCRA     S50HQ     ZRS    YS0YS     CRAS
A71HQ     QARS    HL0HQ     KARL     SK9HQ     SSA    YS1MS     R2
AT1HQ     ARSI    HL1AQQ    R3       SN0HQ     PZK    YT0HQ     SRS
B1HQ      CRAC    HP0HQ     LPRA     SU1SK     ERASD  YV5AJ     RCV
B3HQ      CRAC    HQ2W      RCH      SX0HQ     RAAG   YV5AM     R2
B4HQ      CRAC    HQ50RCH   RCH      T40HQ     FRC    Z30HQ     RSM
B5HQ      CRAC    HU0YS     CRAS     T70HQ     ARRSM  Z32TO     R1
B7HQ      CRAC    II0HQ     ARI      TC3HQ     TRAC   Z60A      SHRAK
BV0HQ     CTARL   J77HQ     DARCI    TF3IRA    IRA    ZA1A      AARA
C4HQ      CARS    J87HQ     SVGRS    TG0AA     CRAG   ZF1A      CARS
C91HQ     LREM    JA1CJP    R3       TG9AGD    R2     ZL6A      NZART
CE3PG     R2      JE1MUI    R3       TI0HQ     RCCR   ZL6HQ     NZART
CE3AA     RCCH    JT1KAA    MRSF     TM0HQ     REF    ZP5AA     RCP
CR5HQ     REP     K0QB      R2       TU2CI     ARAI   ZS4BS     R1
CX1AA     RCU     LA2RR     AC       UN1HQ     KFRR   ZS9HQ     SARL
DA0HQ     DARC    LN2HQ     NRRL     V55HQ     NARL   ZW0HQ     LABRE

ADDED NOTES (by Joe, OZ0J). [edited] In the 2016 IARU HF Championship
Contest, there will be some new callsigns:
    J77HQ ­ code DARCI (operators K5KG, WI9WI/J79WI & W4IX/J79IX)
    J87HQ ­ code SVGRS (operators KE1B & W6NN)
    Z60A ­ code SHRAK (operators OZ1IKY, OH2BH and a few more)

    Regarding J87HQ the CORRECT code is SVGRAS, but some contest logging
    programs cannot accept codes more than 5 letters. Remember to log
    SVGRS in the exchange file.

    Z60A is operating from Kosovo and will participate for the first
    time ever.

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