OPDX Bulletin 1013 June 6, 2011

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1013
BID: $OPDX.1013
June 6, 2011
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, NG3K & ADXO, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, W5FJG, KH6BZF, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), K9EL, 4J5T, AT International, CO8ZZ, DL1SBF, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G1VDP, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, OH2BH, OH2BN, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), VK2HV, VK4FW and VU2PTT for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 29th-May, through Sunday, 5th-June there were 227 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH4, 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, PJ7, PY, PY0T, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9C, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/s, 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).

Operator Bill/VK4FW and Eddie/VK4AN are expected to be active as 3D2T and 3D2A (prior to the C21AA Nauru DXpedition - see C2 below), from Nadi between October 24th and November 9th. No details of their activities (bands/modes) on the island were not provided. However, it was mentioned that they will participate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th), possibly as Single-Ops or Multi-Op (category was not provided). QSL 3D2T via VK4FW and 3D2A via VK4AN.

3D2/R, ROTUMA (Update/Change)
South Korean operators Choi/HL5FUA and Yoon/6K2GCW will be active as 3D2CJ from Rotuma (OC-060) during sometime in September (not between June 17-24th, as first announced). Activity will be on 80-6 meters (no 160m) using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via HL5FUA, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and updates, see:


Mac, JA3USA, will be in Azerbaijan between June 6-10th. He was assigned the callsign 4JA3USA. Activity will be on the HF bands, mainly SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

Members of the Japan A1 Club will activate the following special callsign until December 31st: 8J1MORSE, 8J1MORSE/2, 8J1MORSE/3, ....etc, according to the district from which they are active from. Activity is to celebrate 220th anniversary of Samuel Morse's birthday. Operations will be mainly CW, with some SSB (to explain the novices how to join the CW community). Some special awards are also available too. QSL by the Bureau or direct (SAE+IRC) to:
8J1MORSE, 1-14-1-11-B Yoshino, Higashi-ku, Nagoya, 461-0027, JAPAN.

Logs will be uploaded to LoTW as well. For more detail, the English rules and information are available at:

http://8j1morse.a1tokai.net -or- http://8j1morse.blogspot.com

Toru, JI3QBQ, will be active as AJ2L/AH0 from Saipan Island (OC-086, USI NI002S, WLOTA 1333), Northern Mariana Islands, between June 11-14th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via JI3QBQ.

C2, NAURU (Update)
Excerpts from a "C21AA Nauru DXpedition" #2 press release dated June 4th, states members of Pacific DXers are pleased to announce that 6 operators will be active as C21AA from Nauru between November 10th and December 6th, with 3 complete stations on HF as well as a dedicated 6m station. The confirmed team so far consist of Art/NJ7N, Tim/NL8F, Eddie/VK4AN, Bill/VK4FW and 2 more operators to be announced later. The press release also states,
"Nauru is currently ranked at 44 on the world wide wanted list, 31 in most of EU and 19 on the wanted Digital mode list."
The team fully intends to operate on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31, and on all bands 160-6 meters. For logistical reasons, all equipment will be taken on same flight as 'excess baggage'. QSLs will be managed by Pacific DXers, with the task going to Bill, VK4FW. QSLing is available three ways..... direct, by the Bureau or online with Paypal 'postage' support. To request a QSL, and choice/pick the method you want to use, go to:


While each individual operator is responsible for their own personal expenses including air flights, accommodations, food etc..... they are seeking support to help offset other costs, such as the large excess baggage charge, hotel room just for the radio equipment, QSL printing, QSL postage for Bureau cards, phone calls associated with planning, purchase of consumables and, most important of all... the donation of some equipment to native Nauruan hams! A special Paypal account has been set up for support at:

(Just add your callsign/name and any comments in the 'comment/message' box.)

All donors will be listed on the Web site, which is still 'under con- struction', so the following link doesn't work yet:

http://C21.pacific-dxers.com/supporters.html [unless anonymity preferred]
PLEASE NOTE: A special memento will be sent to donors who support them with 50 USDs or more. These donors will be listed on the QSL card. Organizations that provide support will have their logo and link placed on the Web page as well as their logo on the QSL Card [unless anonymity preferred].

Peri, HB9IQB, has been granted a license by the Ministry of Telecommunications & Technology in Ramallah, and plans to be active as E4/HB9IQB around the second and third week of December 2011. Activity has been granted for 160-10 meters, using 100 watts and operations on CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Peri states, "I will probably concentrate on CW and the WARC bands, depending on W6/7 and JA openings. Low band not planned. The rig is an Elecraft K2/100 ATU powered by an Alinco PS DM-330; Scheunemann paddle, Heil Pro Set 4, Microham periphery and Note- book. I will be using DX Wire masts and wires for vertical dipoles and verticals." QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct (w/SASE and 2 USDs or 1 new IRC. Log will be uploaded to LoTW one month after the operation. For more details and updates, watch:


The Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society (EARS) club station, ET3AA, is once again active and on the air as of May 30th. According to the IARU Region 1 Web page


" Professor Doctor Heiko Schroeder, Head of the Technical Faculty of the University of Addis Ababa and Hans Blondeel Timmerman, President of IARU Region 1 cut the ribbon" to reopen the new shack. This is all thanks to donations from the organization "STARS" and others individuals that helped to revive ET3AA.An effort led by Sid, ET3SID, the EARS club installed their shack and built antennas on top of the roof of the Technical Faculty at the University of Addis Ababa. The station now has a 17 element 6-30 MHz log-periodic antenna. EARS hopes that by the end of July they will have more than 25 club members to take the Radio Amateur Exam. To read the complete story, go to:


FS, FRENCH ST. MARTIN (Postponed!)
John, K9EL, who was expected to be active from French St. Martin this coming week (see OPDX.1012), informed OPDX of the following on June 4th: "A few days ago I developed chest pains and on Friday I underwent an operation to install three stents in arteries around my heart. As a result, I am not able to travel to FS, Saint Martin, and PJ7 as planned on June 6th. I will advise if I am able to re-schedule for later in the month."

Laci, HA0NAR, and two other operators will be active as FW0R from Uvea Island (aka Wallis, OC-054, DIFO FW-001, WLOTA 0389, WW Loc. AH16VS) next year (2012) between Janaury 25th and February 23rd. Operations will be from Vailala village (Hihifo district). They plan to have two stations on the air with amps operating on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Focus will be on the lower bands, especially 160/80/40/30 meters using Spider (18m) verticals. A week long side trip will be also organized to Futuna Island (OC-118, DIFO FW-017, WW Loc. AH05WQ) for the IOTA hunters in early February. The team also plans to take part in the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 18-19th). For more info/updates and an online logsearch, see the Web page at:


AS-051. Operators Mike/KM9D and Jan/KF4TUG are currently anchored in Pulau Singa Besar, Langkawi, Malaysia. Mike has been on the air as 9M2/KM9D. Activity has been on 30/17/15 meters CW. Length of stay is not known. QSL via OM2SA.

AS-137. Operators Pan/BD4QH, Zhiqun/BD4QK, Xinrong/BD4QR, Yun/BH4QBV, Zhixin/BH4QBZ, BH4QDT, BH4QGH and BH4QGR will be active as BY4QA/5 from the Island of Tantou Shan between June 30th and July 3rd. Activity will on the HF bands using SSB as the main mode but will also operate some CW. The team will use an IC-7000 and FT-450 into a Cushcraft R8 and A3DX (3 Bands/3 element Yagi). QSL via BD4QK, direct or by the Bureau.

AS-160. Operators Fan/BA1RB, Zhao/BD1UUK, David/VO1AU, Zhang/BD1BYV, Wang/BA1AAX, Chenxi/BD1WC, BD1VF, Wei/BD1QXU, Vange/BA7IO, Jack/BA4ALC, Chen/BA7CK, Dale/BA4TB, Zheng/BA4EG, Qui/BA7NO, Zhou/BD4SX, Rumei/BD7LMD and Paul/BA7JS will be active as BY1RX/4 from the Island of Fu Rong between July 2-9th. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via BA4TB, direct or by the Bureau.

AS-191. (POSTPONED!) Operators Bert/DK6IR/7Z1IR and Hamdi/7Z1TT, who were expected to activate Marzok Island (for the first time ever) in the Red Sea Coast Centre (Al Madinah/Makkah Province) Group this past weekend, had to postponed their activation until possibly this coming weekend, June 10-12th. QSL via DK6IR.

EU-008. Operators Nick/G0HIK, Norman/G7MRL, Dave/G3VUS and Ivan/G3IZD will be active as GM0HIK and GM3IZD from the Isle of Islay (IOSA NH22, SCOTIA CS25, WLOTA 1826) between June 25th and July 1st. Look for GM0HIK to be active on the 50/70/144 and 432 bands, skeds via KST. Look for GM3IZD to be active on the HF bands. QSL both callsigns via the RSGB Bureau or direct via the address on (QRZ.com).

EU-016. Csaba, DH7KU, will be active as 9A/DH7KU from Brac Island (ACIA IC-657, CIA-04, IOCA CI-010, MIA MC-042, WLOTA 0416) between August 21st and September 2nd. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. Csaba will also activate Ciovo Island (NOT IOTA, ACIA IC-620, CIA-07, IOCA CI-013) during his stay on Brac. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. For updates and more details, see the Web site at:


EU-038. Alex, DL1KD, will be active as PA/DL1KD from Texel Island (WLOTA 0043) between June 6-20th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-038. Alex, IZ4AMS, will be active as PA/IZ4AMS from Texel Island (WLOTA 0043) between August 14-17th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

EU-125. A group of German Scouts will once again be active as OZ1RDP from Romo Island (DIA NS-001, Grid Loc. JO45) between June 10-14th. Activity will be on SSB and BPSK31, mainly on 80/40/30/20 meters, and on 2 meters JT65. QSL via DL9BCP, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-127. Alex, IZ4AMS, will be active as DL/homecall from Helgoland Island (DID N-014, WLOTA 0518) between August 11-13th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

EU-165. An Italian group will be active as IM0P from San Pietro Island, Sardinia, between July 23rd and August 1st. Activity will be on all bands and modes. The team also plans to participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). Operators mentioned are Stefano/IS0ANU, Paolo/IS0BGL, Carlo/IS0JOO, Nicolangelo/IS0BMU, Franco/IS0EUJ, Giorgio/IZ3KVD, Vittorio/I1BUP, Amaele/I1IZB, Clay/IZ1DNJ, Dan/I5OYY and Simone/IK5RUN.

EU-170. Csaba, DH7KU, will be active as 9A/DH7KU from Pag Island (ACIA IC-188, CIA-32, IOCA CI-082, MIA MC-282, WLOTA 1796) between June 12-22nd. Activity will be holiday syle 40/20 meters using CW. QSL via DH7KU, direct or by the Bureau. For updates and more details, see the Web site at:


EU-174. Laci, HA0NAR, will be active again as SX8R from Thassos Island, Greece, between July 25th and August 1st. His activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). Before the contest he will be active on all HF bands (160-6m) using CW, SSB and RTTY, plus 6 meters. He plans to use vertical antennas. QSL via his home callsign, by the HA Bureau or direct.

OC-187. Kan, KU2F, will be active as KU2F/VK4 from Lizard Island between July 18-21st. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via JE1SCF.

Toru, JI3QBQ, is now active as AJ2L/KH2 from Guam (OC-026) until June 7th. Activity has been 40/17/15/12 meters CW. QSL via JI3QBQ only (not via AJ2L).

Joe, KH4/W5FJG, reports this past week that they are in the final stages of getting all the required approvals to operate year round from Midway Atoll. He expects to hear something in the next week or two. Joe also announced that Dick, N7RO, will be the QSL Manager for his activity. A few equipment donations are being sent to Joe for his station. He reports that a much needed 12VDC power supply is on its way as well as a R-5 vertical antenna. Right now Joe is using one IC-7000, but only a 12 Amp DC power supply, so his output power is limited to about 35/40 watts. His activity has been mainly on 20 meters SSB around 14307 kHz. On June 3rd, Joe reported that he has received the R-5 antenna, and it is now installed. He states that he has been on 15 meters SSB.


 Jun  06    HN          SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS
 Jun  07    HN          --------------------
 Jun  08    AN          BN - Below Normal
 Jun  09    AN          AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
 Jun  10    AN          LN - Low Normal
 Jun  11    HN          HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
 Jun  12    HN          DIS  - Disturbed
                        VDIS - Very Disturbed

   QUIET - The "A" index is expected to be between
           0-7 and the "K" index will be 2 or less
   UNSETTLED - The "A" index is expected to be between
           7-16 and "K" index will be 3 or less
The Strumblehead DX & Contest Group will once again be activating Ramsey Island (EU-124) using the club callsign MC0SHL for their annual mini trip/holiday between June 9-13th. The difference this year is the operation will be more relaxed and on air for fun rather than for any contest, although over the weekend of June 11-12th, there is the WFF activity weekend with the island having the designated site of GWFF-072
(see http://www.m0oxo.com and the WFF area on Charles Web page).
The guys will be on all bands from 80-6 meters, using 2 FT1000MP MkV's and a K3. They will also be taking amplifiers for each band and will also have the facilities for RTTY this year. Antennas will consist of 2 home-brew Hexbeams, built by Ant (MW0JZE), verticals for 80/40/30m (again home made by Ant and the team). All details of the island and previous activations by the group are on their Web site at:
All QSL requests go through their manager Tim, M0URX, with OQRS facilities on his Web site at:
All logs will be uploaded to LoTW and Clublog
, either during the trip if they can get a reliable internet connection or immediately after they get back to the mainland and the farm.

PG6, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event)
Look for special event station PG6N to be active during the "Coastal Week" (Week van de Zee) starting on Saturday, June 11th, and ending on "Kids Day" Saturday, June 18th. Activity will from the Noordwijk Lighthouse Station (ARLS NET019). They plan to be on the HF bands as well as 6 and 2 meters because of the Es-period. PLEASE QSL via the Bureau. For more details see:

http://www.qrz.com/db/PG6N --or-- http://pg6n.jouwweb.nl/english
Also, join their Facebook page at:


  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated May 29th and June 3rd)
  4L/UT5EO via UT5EO          EF7X via EA7GYS            NP4Z via N4AO
  5B/HA5PP via HA5PP          EF8AUZ via EC8AUZ          OE/DL4CW/P via G6XOU
  5B4AIA via UA6MF            EG5DDV via EA5RKB          OK8YM via DL5YM
  5R8KS via IZ8IYX            EG7FAS via EA4FAS          OZ2SPACE via OZ7AKT
  9A/DO6SR via DO6SR          EG8DDC via EA8RKL          PC11AMBER via PA0FAW
  9A4AS via DO6SR             EG8FAS via EA4FAS          PJ4/K4BAI via K4BAI
  9A16PB via 9A2MF            EG8GOM via EA8DO           SD7V/2 via DL2VFR
  9H3UT via DL9GDB            EG8LPM via EA8DO           SM6/EA2TW via EA2TW
  AM0MFA via EA7URM           EG8LZT via EA8DO           SN0AK via SP7PFD
  AO6CHI via EA6SB            EG8TFE via EA8DO           SN0G via SP5PRF
  CQ3A via CT3KN              EH7DFA via EA7DA        SX1L via DL1JCZ (Bureau)
  CR5WFF via CT1EJB           EN5ZOO via UT5ZY           SX8V via SV1JG
  CR6K via CT1ILT             FM/R5GA via R5GA           TF8SM via NI5DX
  CS2C via OK1RF              GX4HRC/A via G3SVK         TI7/N5BEK via N5BEK
  CT9/DJ2YE via DJ2YE         HG7T via HA7TM             TJ9EM via HB9TYH
  CT9/DJ9IE via DJ9IE         II1IFF via IZ1POA          TM6JUN via F5NKX
  CT9/DK3QZ via DK3QZ         II9T via IT9ESW            TM6X via F5VHY
  CT9/DL1XW via DL1XW         IP7U via IK7JWY (direct)   TO8A via R5GA
  D73A via HL1IWD             IR2ITA via I-Bureau        UP0L via DL8KAC
  DK150RB via DL1SBF (Bureau) IR9Y via IT9ABY            V84SGR via V8MVE
  EA9/G3TXF via G3TXF         KH4/W5FJG via N7RO         YV9AA via YV5AJ
  ED3T via EA3AKY             KP2/AA1TR via OK1CZ        Z21LS via DE1ZHB
  EF5F via EA5FQ              KP2/OK1FUA via OK1FUA      Z330F via Z33F
  EF5K via EA5KB              KP4MS via W4DN             ZX5J via AI4U
  EF5Y via EA5GTQ (LoTW)      LA/DL2LRT via DL2LRT
  EF7R via EA7AJR             LZ2HM/BY7PP via BD7IXG
QSL A5 (that is the whole callsign) via JH1AJT. Activity was by Zorro, JH1AJT, in Thimpu, Bhutan, during the CQWW WPX CW Contest last weekend.

QSL STATUS/LOTW FOR VU4PB. A press release (#9) by Prasad, VU2PTT, dated June 2nd, states: "QSL status and LoTW uploads for VU4PB is now on the website at:

We have received many online requests for QSLs and our QSL Manager Joe, W3HNK, as always has been efficiently handling these as well as the direct requests for QSLs that he has been getting. Joe has reported that he has already completed most of the direct and OQRS requests. OQRS requests for QSLs via bureau will also be addressed shortly. We are thankful for the support of all our donors and by end of June we hope to be able to upload our log to ARRL LoTW for members of clubs who supported us as well as for individual donors. We will now initiate the collection of member lists from those clubs - lists can be sent to webmaster@arsi.info. As mentioned before the expedition the rest of the LoTW uploads will definitely happen before March 2012."




Operators Matt/K0KKO and Ed/K0GUV will be active from Ilheu das Rolas (AF-023), Sao Tome, using the callsigns of S92DX, S9CW and S9SX, between October 21-27th. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters. They plan to have two 6 meter stations on the air (50.105/SSB and 50.105.7/CW). No other details were provided. For updates, watch:


A press release sent out by Jarmo, OH2BN, dated June 2nd, states:

"With great anticipation, DXers the world over are looking forward to the 9th of July this year as the predicted day of South Sudan's declaration of independence. Indeed, that declaration is set to happen, but it will not yet guarantee the birth of a new DXCC entity, at least at that time. The DXCC rules are written in such a way that only a new country's membership in the United Nations and/or its ITU country prefix will result in the anticipated DXCC counter. The U.S. State Department Geographer's list of Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty obviously does not apply in this case.

The opinion from the ARRL is that no exceptions will be made in this case. They state that the event date - i.e. declaration of independence - will not cause potential QSOs to be counted retroactively. Rather, Newington categorically assumes that U.N. membership, which will most likely come first, followed by the release of an ITU prefix by the U.N. telecommunications agency, will lead to country status.

The prospect of a new country has taken an unexpected turn just recently. The country's borderline has never been settled between North and South Sudan in the area (Abyei) where most of the oil reserves are located. It was agreed under the 2005 Peace Agreement that the border issue will be resolved by the people in that province. A referendum to settle the matter has not happened. Instead, the North (ST2) has entered the disputed province with force. Additionally, the North has stated that they will not support an independent State in the south unless the contested region is theirs. The matter now remains totally in limbo.


While the amateur radio project announced earlier this year by 5Z4DZ, ST2AR, W3UR and OH2BH is well underway, it is not yet reasonable to swing your antennas toward South Sudan, as we speak. The project has two well-known DXers now permanently based in South Sudan: SM7PKK and YI1DZ/ST2DZ. The knowledge and the professional presence are in place to proceed with an immediate activation as soon as the above country status matters are resolved......More news to follow."

T48, CUBA (Rare 6m Grid)
Members of the Federación de Radioaficionados de Cuba’s in Las Tunas, eastern Cuba, will be active on 6 meter from the Grid Square FL10MW, during the next "ARRL June VHF QSO Party" (June 11-13th) using the contest callsign T48K as a "limited multi-operator" entry. This will be the very first time in the history that a ham radio station transmits from this particular square on this band. Operators will be Carlos/CO8CML, Douglas/CO8DM, Ernesto/CM8GJ and Raúl/CO8ZZ and will use an Yaesu FT 857 running into a five elements yagi from F9FT. QSL via DK1WI.

TM6, FRANCE (Special Event)
Look for special event station TM6JUN to be active until June 15th. Activity is to commemorate "D-Day" (June 6, 1944) in Normandy. Operations will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via F5SAZ, direct or by the Bureau.

UT1, UKRAINE ("Berestetskaya Battle - 360 years Award")
The members of the Rivne youth radio club - "Rivne DX Club" and the management of the "National Historical and Memorial Preserve Golf Berestetskaya Battle", have now made a new award/diploma available. The award/diploma called "Berestetskaya Battle 360 years" was founded in memory of the battle, which took place in 1651 between the Ukrainian troops B. Khmelnitsky and the Polish army under John Casimir near Berestechko. To fulfill the terms of the award/diploma "Berestetskaya battle 360 years", it is necessary to work UT1KWA between June 20th and December 31st (2011) or UT1KWA/p from the territory of the "National Historical and Memorial Preserve" in any mode on any amateur bands between June 20-26th (2011). The award is issued electronically and in paper form.

1. For stations in Ukraine a free digital certificate is issued as the result of a two-way radio contact with UT1KWA or UT1KWA /p. (At the request of Ukrainian applicant, you may obtain a paper certificate in the Ukraine by sending the director/manager of the award 5 UAH for postage to send the diploma in the mail with your return address).

2. For stations around the world a free electronic certificate is issued. Applicants should send an E-mail to the manager of the diploma at ut1kwa@mail.ru with QSO data with UT1KWA or UT1KWA/p and a name (optional name) to send the diploma (paper diplomas from Ukraine are not given). The award manager: "RIVNE DX CLUB" UT1KWA, P.O.Box 85, Rivne, 33027, Ukraine.

Watch the following Web page for details at:

Aaron, W6ANM, will be active as V63FAA from Kosrae (OC-059) between July 26-29th, and Pohnpei (OC-010) between July 30th and August 4th. Activity will be focused on 40 and 20 meters using CW and SSB. A contact can be scheduled via the E-mail address on (QRZ.com) for any HF band. QSL via LoTW or direct to W6ANM (please include SASE).

Chris, VK3FY, is expected/likely to be on Lord Howe Island (OC-004) for a work assignment sometime during 2011, dates TBA. He will only be able to operate during the week and most likely evenings, as work will take precedence. Modes most likely are to be CW, SSB and some RTTY. QSL via VK3HF.

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