DX Bulletin No. 1363
May 7, 2018
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Sent/Written in 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, K3LR, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, W4DTA, AK5Q, K5GS, KH6MT, K8GI, K8YSE, NL8F, W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, E73Y, EA8URL, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JH1AJT, JP3AYQ, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Sixitalia Weekly, SP4CUF and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 29th/April, through Sunday, 6th/May there were 223 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S0, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XW, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YJ, YL, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, Z8, 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".
3D2/C, CONWAY REEF. It would seem Dom, 3Z9DX, is planning to activate Conway Reef (OC-112) as 3D2CR sometime during May or June. QSL via Club- Log's OQRS or LoTW. No other details are available. Stay tuned. 3DA0, KINGDOM OF ESWATINI. King Mswati III of Swaziland announced on Wednesday, April 18th, that he was renaming the country "the Kingdom of eSwatini". See details in OPDX.1362. Gene Spinelli, K5GS, informs OPDX that operator Pista, HA5AO, has applied for a license in early April, and it is expected to be issued soon. The requested callsign is 3DA0AO. He plans to be active during the second half of September. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, RTTY, FT8 and some SSB. Station equipment includes: Elecraft K3 - KPA 500, vertical antenna, and N1MM+ for logging. Log search and OQRS will be available at: https://www.ha5ao.com As he did at Lesotho in previous years, Pista continues his humani- tarian project work by supporting an orphanage. He will deliver school items and small gifts to the children. More details to follow at a later date. 3Y0I BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update/Need Ops!). The following was announced/posted on the 3Y0I Web page on May 1st: After receiving absolutely no single word of reply to our invitation from the 3Y0Z organizers (we leave that for your own judgement), an important decision has been taken by our team. We're now open for applications to join the 3Y0I Bouvet Island Expedi- tion... A full inspection of the expedition vessel by the team in person is planned after our trip to Pacific. There are 2 reasons to do so. We wish to avoid any circumstances that wouldn't allow us to put 3Y0I on the air and we also wish to reduce spendings to minimum. Thanks to proper planning, total cost of the expedition is already much lower than any other similar venture announced recently. More savings to come after the inspection... Our main gear container is already on route to South Africa, where our journey to Bouvet will begin from. As said before, we invite experienced operators to join efforts to activate the 2nd most wanted entity during Antarctic summer. More details available on request by email at: . Don't forget to attach your ham radio CV and to ask your boss for 1 month+ vacations. 4L, GEORGIA. Mamuka Kordzakhia, 4L2M, President of the National Associ- ation Radio Amateurs of Georgia (NARG), will be active during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m)/High-Power entry. QSL via EA7FTR (For Ukraine Stations via UT7QF). C8, MOZAMBIQUE (Reminder). Members of the Lions DX Team are now active as C8T from Bilene-Macia, Gaza, Mozambique, until May 15th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They will also operate on 60m and 2m EME. QSL via ON1DX. QSL via ON1DX. For more details and updates, see: http://dxpedition.c8t.cc CARIBBEAN OPERATIONS. Don, WW5DD, will be activating three islands inter- mittenly throughout the year. The islands mentioned are: Barbados (NA-021) -- Signing as 8P9DA Union Island, St. Vincent (NA-025) -- His J8 callsign is pending Bahamas -- Specific Island was not mentioned; signing as C6ADD Don states, "I prefer direct QSLs and return 100%. I will confirm electronic QSLs." DAY-XENIA HAMVENTION NEWS......... * DAYTON HAMVENTION DX HOSPITALITY SUITE. The Northern Ohio DX Association will once again sponsor a Hospitality Suite (22nd year) at this year's Day-Xenia HamVention. It will be in Suite 1011 on the 10th floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings (Look for signs!). All DXers/Contesters are welcome. Munchies and refreshments will be available. Come and meet the members and friends of NODXA. * DAYTON ACTIVITIES (Before and During HamVention). Tim, K3LR, reports: Yearly Dayton activities for TopBand ops, contesters and DXers, a Webinar is now archived for viewing on the Web site at: https://wwrof.org/webinar-archive/k3lr-contest-university-2018-dayton-contest-activities DXCC WEB SITES OF INTERESTS. Rich, KY6R, has restarted two interesting DX blog pages. Check them out at: The DXCC Sleuth --- Has an interesting chart of some DXCC history and other notable facts... Topband Chordal Hopper --- This is a more technical blog... E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Reminder). Bruce, WB7OTC, will be active as E51OTC from Rarotonga Island (OC-013), Aitutaki Island (OC-083) and Atiu Island (OC-083) between May 7-18th. Activity will be QRP on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign. E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Reminder). Jim, KM7R, will be active as E51KMR from Jim's, E51JD, station on Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between May 8-11th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands using mostly SSB. QSL via ClubLog or LoTW. E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Operators Doug/W6HB, Bruce/AD7MM, Marilyn/KI7DLK, Peter/WA6HXM and Judy/KM6RFE will be active as E51DLD, E51BAS, E51MAS, E51HXM and E51RFE, respectively, from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between May 13-25th. There may be some operations from the stations of Jim/E51JD and Bob/E51BQ. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands, modes, with two stations with 100 watts and wire antennas. QSL via their home callsigns. EG8, CANARY ISLANDS. Members of the Unión de Radioaficionados Españoles (Sección Comarcal de Las Palmas) club [EA8URL] will be on air with a special callsign, EG8CID, between May 10-30th. Activity is to celebrate "Canary Islands Day". Operations will be on all bands and modes. QSL via LoTW or via EA8URL. FORMER HAMVENTION HOME "HARA ARENA" GETTING A NEW OWNER! The ARRL Web page and ARRL Letter (May 3rd) reports that the "Dayton Daily News" is stating a Louisville, Kentucky-based developer, Michael Heitz, of Garrett- Day LLC Properties, is in the process of buying Hara Arena. The Hara Arena served as home to Dayton Hamvention from 1964 until 2016. Read the complete press release at: http://www.arrl.org/news/view/report-former-hamvention-home-hara-arena-getting-a-new-owner FR, REUNION ISLAND. Thomas, F4HPX, will once again be active as FR/F4HPX from various locations on Reunion Island (AF-016) between May 25th and June 15th. He will be operating from his family home, and also from beaches and especially from the mountains because there is a lot of them including an active volcano. His SOTA aim this year is the tallest FR/RE-001 3070m ASL. Activity will be on 40-15 meters using CW (possibly), SSB, RTTY, PSK31, JT65, JT9 and possibly FT8. He will use various wire and portable antennas with 2 rigs: FT-891 from home with 100w and KX2 outside (alone or with small 30W HF amp). QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, direct, LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog's OQRS. HF40, POLAND. Adam, SP4CUF, will be active with the special callsign, HF40CUF, from Gorowo Ilaweckie, Poland, celebrating 40 years of Ham Radio activity. He will operate on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign. IOTA NEWS.............. AS-117. Take, JI3DST, will use the special callsign, 8J3XXIII/3, from Tanga island between 0700z, May 12th, and 0000z, May 13th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, FM, RTTY, JT65 and FT8. Operations may vary in case of heavy rains or other conditions. QSL via the Bureau or ClubLog. EU-006. Operators Dermot/EI5IQ, Declan/EI6FR, Liam/EI7DSB, Barry/GM3YEH Gordon/GM7WCO and Rolf/HB9DGV will be active as EJ7NET from Inisheer Island between May 19-23rd. Activity will be on various HF bands, 6 meters and all modes. EU-095. Eleven operators from the IDRE and the Castres DX Gang will use the special callsign, TM5FI, from Frioul Island (DIFM ME003, DFCF 13-061) between May 9-15th. They plan to have 4 stations on the air on all modes and bands. QSL via F5XX or ClubLog. EU-128. Mike, DG5LAC, will be active as DG5LAC/P from Fehmarn Island (not Hooge Island [EU-042] as first announced) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Mode-SSB/12-Hrs/ DXpedition/High-Power entry. QSL via DG5LAC, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog's OQRS. EU-129. Lutz, DL5KVV, will once again be active as DL5KVV/p from Usedom Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single- Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via DL5KVV. NA-085. Bruce, K5TEN, will once again activate Dog Island using the callsign K4D between June 2-9th. Dog Island, Florida, is an extremely rare IOTA because access is controlled by the 20 or so homeowners on the island. There are no hams on the island, and the only activations have been done by Bruce over the last 4 years. Access is by permission only and permission by one of the homeowners. It is only accessible by private charter or single engine fixed wing aircraft. The airstrip is overgrown so private charter is the only real choice. There are no streets, roads, stop signs, trendy cafes, or beach-front bars. If you need it, you bring it. Activity will be both SSB and CW, on 40-2 meters. Bruce will be checking 10m and 6m often for Sporadic E. Look for him during daylight USA on 15 and 20 meters, nighttime 30 and 40m. He will use 160 watts on 2 meter SSB/CW with a 6 element yagi. Suggested frequencies are: SSB - 7180, 14235, 18115, 21275, 24940 and 28310 kHz CW - 7029, 10110, 14029, 18077, 21029, 24930 and 28010 kHz QSL via K5TEN, SASE REQUIRED for stateside and DX (DX 2 USDs REQUIRED). NA-090. (Special Event) Members of the Radioclub Cancun will be active as 6E5RM between May 23rd and June 1st. Activity is to cele- brate the 2018 Rally Maya Mexico. However, on May 23rd and 24th, they will be active as 6E5RM/XF3 from Cozumel Island. Operations are expected to be on 80-6 meters using SSB, RTTY, FT8 and the satellites. They will be on the air as much time as possible for the Rally activities. NA-234. Tim, NL8F, informs OPDX that Yuri/N3QQ and himself are heading to the "Islands of Four Mountains" group, specifically Kagamil Island, starting May 23rd through May 26-27th. The operators were able to secure the boat "Raven Bay" for transport as well as permission from the wild life refuge on May 2nd. Tim states that he has been working on this operation to secure authori- zation for the past five years. The operators will be active as KL7RRC and plan to have two stations on the air using an IC-7300 and a SDR Expert Electronics radio into several vertical antennas of various types as there are no trees. Operations will be on CW, SSB and FT8, depending on conditions. QSL Manager is N7RO. Tim mentions that there is no internet connectivity, but logs will be uploaded after their operation. This island group was last activated by the Russian Robinson Club (RRC), from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, between July 21-27th, 2008, as KL7DX. It was called the Cleveland Volcano DXpedition. See the KL7DX DXpedition video on YouTube (10:38 min.) at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=026fW4rYcwg Tim, NL8F, adds: "As always with rare activations costs are high so any help with donations would be appreciated." For more details and updates, watch: http://NA-234.com OC-129. Press, N6SS, is now active as DU6/N6SS from Sibalom, Antique Province, Panay Island, until May 17th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and FT8. QSL via his home callsign. MULTI-IOTA OPS.... * Craig, VK5CE, will activate five IOTA in Western Australia as VK5CE/6 sometime during June. The VK5CE/6 DXpeditions are in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC). The following islands were mentioned: IOTA OC-199 -- East Lewis Island; June 4-7th; CLAIMED BY 18.3% IOTA OC-140 -- Direction Island; June 8-11th; CLAIMED BY 17.4% IOTA OC-193 -- Cheyne Island; June 15-18th; CLAIMED BY 14.9% IOTA OC-170 -- Woody Island; June 20-23rd; CLAIMED BY 23.1% IOTA OC-220 -- St. Peter Island; June 26-28th; CLAIMED BY 26.0% Activity will be on various HF bands (usually 40-12m). QSL via VK5CE direct. He is looking for sponsors. (PEOPLE SPONSORING BEFORE THE DXPEDITION WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A CARD FOR ALL IOTA’S IF YOU’RE IN THE LOG) Look for more details to be forthcoming. Also watch: https://vkiota.wordpress.com/vk5ce-6 For full stories and QSL information of Craig's past DXpeditions, see: https://vkiota.wordpress.com/past-dxpeditions PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new have decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin...... LEBANON (OD) NEWS (60m Allowed). IARU Region 1 reports that Lebanese radio amateurs now have access to the 50 MHz band (6m). The Ministry of Telecommunications of the Republic of Lebanon, and thanks to the efforts of RAL (Lebanese Radio Amateur) Chairman Hani Raad, OD5TE, and Vice President Elie Kadi, OD5KU, has granted authorized radio amateurs in Lebanon permission to use the 6 meter band (50 MHz). The allowed frequencies for transmission are between 50.000 MHz and 51.975 MHz. Much to the delight of the Lebanese radio community, the letter was signed on April 19, 2018, and communicated to the RAL and other relevant government entities. For more details, see the Radio Amateurs of Lebanon's Web page at: http://www.ral.org.lb OH0, ALAND ISLAND (Reminder). Ari, OH3KAV, will be active as OH0KA from Eckerö (WW Loc. JP90sf), Aland Islands (EU-002), between May 6-11th. Activity will be holiday style operation with a focus on CW and FT8 operations on 60 meters but other emissions may occur. QSL via OH3KAV, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW. PJ8, ST. MAARTEN (Also FS). Operators Zorro/JH1AJT and Nao/JN1RVS will be active as PJ8Z and PJ8RV, respectively, from Island of Sint Maarten [the Dutch side] (NA-105) between May 21-27th, after the HamVention. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Equipment will be an IC-7300, w/amp, into a SteppIR vertical (40/30m) and a HexBeam (20-10m). ADDED NOTE: Zorro, JH1AJT, may also be active as FS/KH8Z from Saint Martin Island [the French side], from Marco's, FS4WBS, QTH and shack. Activity will be mainly FT8. QSL both PJ8Z and FS/KH8Z via JH1AJT, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. QSL PJ8RV via JA1HGY, Club- Log's OQRS or LoTW. PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (May 7-13th)....... May/07th HN May/10th AN May/12th AN May/08th HN May/11th AN May/13th AN May/09th 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 [May 6th] -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5P8ICE via 5P8ICE (O) GX4FOC via G3SWH (O) OJ0W via OH3WS 9J80FOC via G3TEV (d) H40D via VE3LYC OK7FOC via OK1TN C96RRC via R7AL (O) HA60FMV via HA5FMV ON/DL8JJ via DL8JJ & (L) CQ7X via CT7AGL HA80FOC via HA9RT OT70UBA via ON4CAS DB25ONN via DL8NBM HF100ZHP via SP5ZHH OZ18ICE via OZ18ICE (O) DF80FOC via DF4XX (O/L) HR5/F2JD via F6AJA PF2018BOL via PA0MBD DK80FOC via DK7LX (O) IB1CN via IK1UGX & (e) RP73S via RV3LZ DL0PP via DH9FAV & (e) J41J via SV1PMQ & (L) SC80FOC via SM2EKM (d/L) DL80FOC via DJ1YFK (O) K7Q via K6XV (L) SF3HF via SM3NXS DM200MARX via DG0CH KL2R via KL2R (O/L) SF80FOC via SM6CUK DP80FOC via DL6KVA & (L) LX/ON5SWA/P via ON5SWA SK50AJ via SM5CBN E725SRRS via E70EPC (d/B/e) LY/SQ4FDK via SQ4FDK SM80FOC via SM1TDE EA5/ON4LO/P via ON4LO LY80FOC via LY2PX SP0C130E via SP2TMT EG5MGP via EA5DY LZ110SAE via LZ1KCP SX80FOC via SV1RUX (e/L) EV73F via EW3W & (L) MW/R6AF via R6AF VK0AI via VK5MQ G2L via G8ATD MX0SNB via G3SVK & (L) VU8FOC via VU2PTT GB5FOC via G4RMV (e/L) OE100GOA/1 via OE1GOA ZA/DJ8QP via DJ8QP (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only (N) No QSL needed (I) No IRC (P) PayPal LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK...... https://clublog.org/logsearch/PJ8RV LOGS UPLOADED TO LOTW. All 136,000 QSOs, that worked special event stations ES100A...ES100Z, have been uploaded into LoTW. LOGS AVAILABLE ONLINE. QSL Manager, Steve, W4DTA, informs OPDX: "As I am taking over QSL Manager duties for the expeditions of the El Grupo DX Caracas, I am starting to upload logs to ClubLog for easy QSLing. As I am still sorting through more logs, as soon as I can get them converted I will upload them to ClubLog." The following operations now have their logs online: YX0LIX - https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/YX0LIX YX0A - https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/YX0A YW5DX - https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/YW5DX YW5LR - https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/YW5LR YW5N - https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/YW5N? YW5PI - https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/YW5PI YW5X - https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/YW5X ** Remember, Steve, W4DTA is now the QSL Manager for all above... OLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind every- one to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 15,700 old QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site contains: - The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2007 to 2016) with more than 500 QSLs - At least one card for each 60 deleted DXCC countries (more than 1800+ QSLs) - Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more than 5100+ QSLs) - Album for stations from North Africa 1945-1962 (400+ QSLs) - More than 1000 QSLs from the Antarctic bases. - With 270 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises). - More than 100 cards from Eparses Islands such as FR/B/E/G/J/T - More than 450 QSLs for the rare French Pacific Islands such as FK, FK/C, FO/C, FO/A, FO/M, FO/C and FW - The FG, FM, FP, FS, FY stations from 1945 to 1969 - Commemoratives stations for ITU and IARU with more than 700 QSL. - More than 2500 cards for the old timer with more than 150 countries before 1945. - Cards from the French Department before 1945. - At least one card from each of the states in the U.S. before 1945. The URL address for the Web site is: http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr Some cards are still needed for the collection, and your particip- ation is welcome. Only a ".jpg" file (both sides of the card) is required. Please visit the site and give them your comments by sending an E-mail to: LesNouvellesDX@free.fr ADDED NOTE: Also visit the "10 most wanted DXCC" by year (2008-2017) Web site at: http://LesNouvellesDX.fr/galerie/galerie.php?page=listtopten QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5W1SA, 7N3GWD, A45XR, BA4RF, BD4WN, BG2AUE, CO3LT, FJ/N0KV, H40GC, HB0AFVL, JA1UII, JA1WSK, JA3RAZ, JA5CDL, JA7FHL, JA7KE, JA9LX, JR7DXE, LZ3FN, M0HHX, MD0CCE, OH5XO, OZ6HR, RI1FJ, SV1IZY, UN5J, VE3HP, VE7KW, VK9X/N1YC, VR2VAZ, XR0YD, XW4XR, ZF2LC and ZL1LC QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: CU2KG, OJ9X and Z60A
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 8J3HC50Y/3, 8J3XXII/3, 8N2HQ, 8N4HQ, 9M2TO, BM0DX, BM0HQ, BM0LF, BM13JIDX, BO0M, BU2AV, BU2AW, BU2BV, BV1EK, BV1EL, BV2A/4, BV6CC, BV6FG, BV7CW, BV7FO, BV7GC, BV7RE, BV7RJ, BV2B/7, BV0CSC, BV0HQ, BV0J, BV0L, BV0MT, BV0WPX, BV20HQ, BV90IARU, BV2013LF, BW2/JP1RIW, BW0PX, BX1AC, BX2AF, BX2AG, BX2AK, BX3AH, BX4AA, BX6AB, BX8AAH, EY8JA, JD1BMH, KH2/JH1DLD, PT2ADM, PT2AP, PU2M, T8VE, T88KH, ZW1A and ZW20AS
SV9, CRETE. Michele, I3MDU, will be active as SV9/I3MDU from Crete (EU-015) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/QRP or Low-Power/ 12 or 24 hours entry. QSL via I3MDU.
T8, PALAU. Ichiro, JH7IPR, will once again be active as T88UW from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009), between October 4-10th. This will be his 7th visit. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, AM, FT8, JT65 and JT9. QSL T88UW via JH7IPR, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL, LoTW or ClubLog. For more details about the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room), see: http://www.palau-radio.com/index.php?page=rr2014
TC19, TURKEY (Special Event). Members of the Tango Alfa Ham Radio Club will activate the special event station TC19M between May 18-20th. The date of May 19th, is also known as Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day and is a national holiday in Turkey. The holiday also com- memorates Mustafa Kemal's landing at Samsun on 19th, May 1919, which is regarded as the beginning of the Turkish War of Independence. Activity will also be on all HF bands using SSB, RTTY, PSK and FT8 operations. QSL via info on QRZ.com.
TM62, FRANCE (Special Event). Look for special event callsign, TM62GG, to be on the air from Meurchin (Pas-de-Calais 62) for the 100th anniversary of WWI (Grande Guerre). Dates of activity are June 17-18th; October 12-14th and 27-28th; November 1st, 3-4th, and 10-11th; and December 1-2nd. QSL via F4AHN, by the Bureau or direct.
V6, MICRONESIA (IOTA Plans). Mami, JP3AYQ, informs OPDX that the V6J team is planning to activate the rare IOTAs Mortlok Islands (OC-254) or Hall Islands (OC-253). Specific dates are not known yet because they are talking with Pompeian coordinator (on their plans) and they need a permit for amateur radio operation from the chief of Islands. They also need to figure out the V6 ship schedule because it is always changing. Look for more details to be forthcoming.
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