OPDX Bulletin 1015 June 20, 2011

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1015
BID: $OPDX.1015
June 20, 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, W2GB, NG3K & ADXO, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, K5TR, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), W9ILY, K0HB, AT International, DL1SBF, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HB9PL, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IW3SQY, JG2GSY, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PD9DX, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, PS7AB, PT7WA, RSGB IOTA Web Site, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and VK4FW for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 12th-June, through Sunday, 19th-June there were 224 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, CY9, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, 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, J3, J5, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0T, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, 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).

9N, NEPAL (Update)
A multi-national team, all members of Mediterraneo DX Club (MDXC), will be active as 9N0MD from Nepal during November. Operators mentioned are Dov/4Z4DX, Ziv/4Z4OQ, Marco/CE6TBN, Gabriele/ I2VGW, Pino/I8YGZ, Dario/IT9SSI, Antonello/IT9YVO, Al/IV3BSY, Giuliano/ IV3RLB, Fabricio/IZ2KXC, Tony/IZ3ESV, Sergio/IZ3NXC, Ant/IZ8CCW, Luis/ XE1L and Adhi/YB3MM. The pilot station will be Pino/IZ8BGY. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. The DXpedition now has a survey on their Web page for band and mode needs at:

Also, the team plans to give away trophies and prizes (see their Web for details). Look for more details and updates at:

Frosty, K5LBU, will once again be heading back to Africa and is looking for operators. He states, "I will be going over to South Africa-Botswana in September and if any one would like to operate from Botswana for a week or 10 days they can contact me. I will be setting up antennas at a new lodge and their web page is:

I most likely will be there or going there around the 17th. I can meet anyone at the airport in Johannesburg or in Gaborone Botswana." If you are interested, contact him at: frosty1@pdq.net

AT8, INDIA (Special Event)
Members of the Bangalore Amateur Radio Club (VU2ARC) have activated the first special event station from India from the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technology Museum in Bangalore. Look for AT8VTM to be active until June 27th. Activity is taking place during the 10th International Museum Weekend 2011. Details of the Musuem is available on:

Details about the International Museum Weekend are available at:

Operators Dave/ZR6DG and Helge/ZS6HB will be active as C92DG from the Timbavati Game Reserve in Tofo between July 14-28th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via ZR6DG. Look for photos to be posted on (QRZ.com)

AF-008. Alex, IW3SGT, will be active as EA8/IW3SGT from Fuerteventura Island between June 21st and July 3rd. Activity will be during his evening hours on SSB and PSK. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, eQSL (AG) and LoTW.

AF-018. Franco/IK4YCQ is now active as IH9/IK4YCQ from Pantelleria Island until June 23rd. Activity will be on the HF bands SSB only. QSL via his home callsign.

EU-008. Operators Graham/MM0GHM, Gordon/MM0GOR, Peter/GM7AAJ and Allan/2M0VNW will be active as GM7A from Gigha Island, part of the Hebridean Islands, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st), as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via GM7AAJ direct.

EU-016. Pontus, SM0RUX, will be active as 9A/SM0R from Hvar Island (ACIA IC-668, CIA-13, IOCA CI-028, MIA MC-132, WLOTA 1206) between July 10-15th. Activity will be holiday style and from different beaches mainly during daytime! QSL via SM0RUX, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-120. Members of the Newbury and District Amateur Radio Society (NADARS) will once again be active as G7N from Isle of Wight during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st), as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned are Ray/G4FON, Colin/M0DDT, Richard/ G3ZGC and Dave/G3KLH. QSL via G5XV.

EU-124. Roger, MW0IDX, will be active as homecall/p from Puffin Island (WFF EIFF-047), Ireland, on June 27th. Activity will depend on the weather because he is travelling to the island by kayak. Operations will be mostly 20 meters SSB, higher bands if open. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

EU-135. Anders, SM5EFX, will be active as SF2X/p from Ledskar Island (WLOTA 0291) between July 1st and August 1st. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. He will also participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via SM5EFX, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-136. Massimo, IZ5LDD, will be active as 9A/homecall from Losinj Island (ACIA IC-116, CIA-25, IOCA CI-058, MIA MC-204, WLOTA 4295) between June 19-27th. Activity will be on or near the IOTA frequencies using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign direct (see (QRZ.com)).

EU-136. Dante, IK5ASN, will be active as 9A8ASN from the Cres Island (ACIA-90, CIA-06, IOCA CI-012, MIA MC-056, WLOTA 0553) between July 13-30th. Activity will be on all HF bands, propagation permitting. QSL via IK5ASN by the Bureau.

EU-137. Lars, SM6CUK, will be active as SA6G/7 from Ven Island (WLOTA 0780) between July 28th and August 1st. Activity will include participation in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via SM6CUK ((QRZ.com) address).

EU-177. Bernd, DL8AAV, will be active as SD1B/5 from Aspoja Island between June 19th and July 1st. Activity will be on the HF bands, mostly SSB and CW. QSL via his home callsign direct or by the Bureau.

NA-026. Yigal, K2EFG, is once again active as K2EFG/p from Fire Island (USI NY013S, Suffolk County, New York) and the lighthouse (ARLHS USA-286, TWLHD WLH K-060, WLOTA LH 1922) until June 23rd. Activity will be mainly on 40/20 meters, but he may go to 15/10 meters if the conditions allow. Yigal will use a FT-857 (w/75-100 watts) into a Buddipole antenna on the eastern part of the island. There may be a time when Yigal will be directing a YP3 Yagi to the west (in-land). He will only be able to operate for 3-4 hours as there is no power available at the dunes where he can set up an antenna. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

NA-112. Todd, N4LA, will be active as N4LA/p from a beach house on Bogue Banks (USI NC010S, Carteret County, North Carolina) between June 19-25th. Activity will be limited to his free time, but look for him on 40/20/17/15/12/10 meter SSB. He will be using a Yaesu FT-857D w/100 watts into a Par End Fedz and Shock Cord Vertical. There will be the possibility of actual oceanside beach operations (if time permits) using a battery pack. QSL via his home callsign direct or LoTW. Visit his Web site at:


NA-213. Joe, K5KUA, will be active as K5KUA/4 from Dauphin Island (USI AL002S, Mobile County, Alabama) between July 4-10th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands, propagation permitting. QSL via his home callsign by the Bureau or direct.

SA-045. (Update) Operators Orlando/PT2OP and Fred/PY2XB plan to activate an island in the Amapa State Group, in August, during the second fortnight (second week). Rony/PS7AB and Luciano/PT7WA, informed OPDX this past week that Orlando/PT2OP and Fred/PY2XB have received authorization from the environmental authorities of the State of Amapá to have a DXpedition to the Bailique Archipelago (DIB AP-01, ARLHS BRA-009, WLOTA L-1123 and DFB AP-04) and lighthouse. The Amapá State is in the extreme northern part of Brazil, and the islands in SA-045 are located in the northern hemisphere. Amapá has few hams, and the state is highly requested by colleagues who wish to achieve the diploma "Worked All Brazil" (WAB). It has been a long time since an Island in IOTA SA-045 was activated. The islands are part of a biological reserves under environmental pro- tection. The second fortnight of August was chosen due to the HF propagation forecast, the climate conditions of the region and the moon season which affects the sea tide and the op- portunities to reach the islands. The callsigns will be PQ8OP (QSL via PT2OP) and PQ8XB (QSL via PT7WA). More details will be forthcoming.

John, F4FUC, will be active as J28UC from Djibouti starting in July and will stay there until 2013. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using a TS-480 w/100 watts into a vertical (20/15/10m) and dipole (40/20/10m) antenna. QSL via his home callsign.

Howard, WB4WXE, will be active as J68HS from St. Lucia Island (NA-108) between June 25th and July 15th. Activity will be on 160/40/17/12/6 meters. QSL via his home callsign.


 Jun  20    AN          SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS
 Jun  21    AN          --------------------
 Jun  22    HN          BN - Below Normal
 Jun  23    HN          AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
 Jun  24    HN          LN - Low Normal
 Jun  25    HN          HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
 Jun  26    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
LU7/LW6, ARGENTINA (Field Day Op)
Look for the following stations/clubs to be active in the ARRL Field Day activities this coming June 25-26th. Operation will be concentrated on CW and the Digital modes. The callsigns (clubs) and QSL info is as follows:

LU7EO - AVELLANEDA RADIO CLUB ; QSL via LU7EO: C.C. 41, C.P.1870, Avellaneda, Bs. As., ARGENTINA
LW6DW - GRUPO DX NORTE ; QSL via LU5AVD: Francia 3643, C.P. 1605 Munro, Bs. As., ARGENTINA

Operators Max/ON5UR, Marc/ON8AK, Jelmer/PA5R and Dervin/PD9DX will be active as OJ0UR from Market Reef (IOTA EU-053, ARLHS MAR-001, TWLHD WLH OJ0-001, WLOTA LH-0542 and Admiralty C4472) between from August 13-20th. Activity will be on the HF bands using a Stepp-IR Big Vertical and a Stepp-IR 2 element beam. QSL via M0URX, direct (w/SAE plus 1 IRC/2 USDs), by the Bureau, or LoTW. Alternatively,

QSLs may be requested using M0URX's OQRS form at:

For more info, visit their Web page at:

Bill, VK4FW, informs OPDX of the "re-commencement of 'THE PACIFIC DX NET'". The net will be on the air from 0600z every Monday-Wednesday-Friday [UTC day] on 14.265 MHz [plus-minus QRM]. The primary Net Control is VK4AN, with alternates assisting. It is a net for members, DXpeditions and rare DX. Check-in are only accepted from these categories. If you wish to become a member of the 'PACIFIC DX NET', send your CALLSIGN and NAME to vk4an@pacific-dxers.com and a number will be assigned commencing from 501. Pacific DXer members are auto- matically members of the net using their membership number. If you are interested in DX throughout the Pacific Region, then consider joining the 'Pacific DXers' at:

Any Dxpedition or rare DX that checks in will be asked to announce what frequency they will QSY to after working members for the benefit of others that want to work them.

The six meter expedition to Saba Island (NA-145) by team Dick/K5AND, Pat/W5OZI and George/K5TR have now been issued the callsign PJ6D. QSL via K5AND. Log will be uploaded to LoTW. Their Web page is available at:



  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated June 19th)
  4J3DF via RW6HS            HB9/VA7UR via UR3LTE       R70BP via UA3YY
  9A/DJ2FR via DJ2FR         HF800Z via SP6CES          S520SV via S57DX
  9A/IZ5LDD via IZ5LDD       HF2011B via SP2ESH         SN08DEM via SP9DEM
  9K2KCBB via 9K2RA          HF2011K via SP9JCN         SN08LOT via SQ9ORD
  A41MX via EB7DX            HF2011L via SP7PGK         SN08MZH via SP9MZH
  AC2BF/KH2 via JA1OHP       HS0AC via HS0ZFZ           SN08NOB via SQ9NOB
  CS5BALG via CS0RCL         II1ICS via I1SAF           SN08ORH via SP9ORH
  DL/LX1NO/P via LX1NO       II2S via IZ2FOS            SN08XUM/9 via SP9XUM
  E51CGJ via IV3CGJ          IR0JCM via IK0IXI          SN3R via SP6HEQ
  EA3/ON4LEX/P via ON4LEX    IR2Y via IK2QEI            SN5D via SQ5NBK
  ED5W via EA5DWS            IR3W via I3FIY             SO6I via SP6JIU
  EE5K via EA5KB             IR4B via IK4AUY            SO7L via SP7UWL
  EG1VEE via EC1AEU          IR4M via I4IFL             SO9G via SP9DTE
  EG2EPC via EC2AMN          IR7ITA via IK7JWX          ST2NH via EA7FTR
  EG4SEA via EA4RKF          IT9/IK2GPQ/P via IK2GPQ    SV3/SM4KYN via SM4KYN
  EG4SEC via EA4RKF          JW1EOA via LA1EOA          SX4ME via SV2HWR
  EG4SEF via EA4RKF          LU1EHR via EA5KB           T48K via DK1WI
  EG4SEO via EA4RKF          LW0F via LU4FLJ            TA0/UA6DX via UA6DX
  EG4SEP via EA4RKF          M/DL6ZFG/P via DL6ZFG      TC47TCF via TA1CM
  EG4SER via EA4RKF          MJ/EA1SA/P via EA1SA       TC50BF via TA3SA
  EG4SES via EA4RKF          MM/F4BKV via F4BKV         TK/IW3AAD via IW3AAD
  EG8DSJ via EA8RKL          MS0INT/P via M0URX         TM0SGF via F6KHS
  EH1MDC via EA1UVR          MU/EA1SA via EA1SA         TM1EPC via F6ECI
  ER0FEO via ER5AA           OJ0/OH2FNZ via OH2FNZ      UN9L via LZ1YE
  F/DH2KI via DH2KI          OL7D via OK1TD             UQ3EPC via UN2G
  GB8EPC via EA6SK           OO9O via ON7SS             V25TP via W9AEB
  HB0/DL1GBQ via DL1GBQ      PJ2/N4LZ via N4LZ          VP2MRT via KB4CRT
  HB0/DL4ML via DL4ML        PJ2/W8QID via W8QID        VP9/KF4VTT via KF4VTT
  HB0/DL6OLI via DL6OLI      PR3A via PY3OZ (LoTW)      XK1T via VE8EV
  HB0/K5XK via K5XK          PW2D via M0OXO             YP6WFF via YO6MP
                                                        ZS6EPC via ZS6GRL
QSL CORRECTION. QSL KH6BB via K1ER (not K1EA). Activity from the DD-6 USS Missouri Battleship.

NO LOTW FOR SPECIAL EVENT. Activity by members of the Japan A1 Club to activate special event callsign 8J1MORSE, 8J1MORSE/2, 8J1MORSE/3, ....etc, to celebrate 220th anniversary of Samuel Morse's birthday until November 30th, will NOT upload logs to LoTW. Logs will be uploaded to:

QSLs will be automatically sent via the Bureau. For direct QSLs, send to (w/SAE+IRC): 8J1MORSE, 1-14-1-11-B Yoshino, Higashi-ku, Nagoya, 461-0027, JAPAN. For more details, the English rules (for awards) and information are available at:
http://8j1morse.a1tokai.net -or- http://8j1morse.blogspot.com

PS150PLM QSL UPDATE. QSL Manager Rony, PS7AB, informs OPDX that all QSLs for the PS150PLM (January 2011) operation have been sent via the Bureau in February 2011. If you did not receive one, please let him know and he will send you another. His E-mail address is: ps7ab@yahoo.com




Peter, HB9PL, informs OPDX that Pierre Pasteur, HB9QQ, became a "Silent Key" (SK) on Saturday, June 11th, after a short but ferocious illness at the age of 80. Peter states, "Pierre was a multi-faceted Ham who was not only a seasoned DX’er but a highly regarded expert in VHF/UHF work and the 'magic band'. He was author of numerous technical papers and a book about VHF/UHF 'Operating Modes and Techniques'. Unforgettable were his VHF and EME expeditions to HB0, 8Q7, V51 and lectures of these adventures at many conventions and other Ham gatherings. Pierre achieved the WAC on 144 mc EME in 1984 and the DXCC on 50 MHz in 2002. An ex- Maritime Radio Operator, he was an Honorary Member of USKA (Union of Swiss Short Wave Amateurs) and a number of other distinguished societies in Amateur Radio. He leaves his wife Inge, a son and a daughter. He will forever remain in our hearts." OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of HB9QQ.

ST0, SOUTHERN SUDAN (Look for more Ops!)
Paul, N6PSE, Co-Leader for the DXpedition to Southern Sudan states, "I anticipate having 1-2 openings on our DXpedition team to the newly created country of South Sudan. We are targeting our start date to coincide with the admission of the country by the UN. Currently, the feeling is that may be mid-August, 2011.

If you are a good CW or SSB operator, strong team player and have a sense of adventure and would seriously consider going with us to Juba, South Sudan via Cairo, please contact me directly at: paul@n6pse.com

We are taking the bulk of our gear with us. This is a well planned and well funded DXpedition. The focus will be on providing new ones and on having fun at the same time." The official Web site is at:


SY2011, GREECE (Special Event)
Special event station SY2011BVM is now active until July 4th. Activity is to celebrate the Special Olympics Games in Athens. QSL via Bureau, eQSL or direct to SV7BVM (w/SASE). ADDED NOTE: Also, look for SY2011JJZ. QSL via SV7JJZ.

SY7, GREECE (Special Event)
Members of the Xanthi's Ham Club TELETHRA, (SZ7XAN) will be active as SY7SOG during the Special Olympics Games until July 4th. Activity will be on all bands,160m-70cm and all modes (SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK, SSTV etc). There will be a special QSL card which will be sent for all QSOs via the Greek QSL Bureau (arrangements are to be made).

Eric, K9GY, is now active as T6MO and is expected to be here (he mentions Grid MM44) for at least a year. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using a windom antenna. Most of his operations have been on CW. Eric states, "No 30m operation allowed here per Theater Spectrum Management. No 160m or 80m at this time. QRN levels can be high. Please be patient." Also, look for him to be in contests. QSL via K9GY (USA - SASE [no return postage, no return QSL]--- Outside USA - SAE + 1 USD or SAE + 1 IRC [if you don't have both then no return QSL]). He will upload to the ARRL LoTW and ClubLog periodically.

A group of operators are planning to activate Grand Popo, Benin, between August 5-14th. They have the licenses in their hands and all the other permissions to enter and operate. Callsign will be TY1KS. Operators mentioned are Salvador/EA3QS, Giorgio/IZ4AKS, Fabri/ IW3SQY, Francesco/IZ8GCE and Antonello/IT9YVO. Their DXpedition experiences are: 1A3A, 1A4A, 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 5R8KS, C31CT, E44M, HV5PUL, T70A, T70DXC, UK8AXA and others locations. Activity will be on all HF bands and 6 meters, using 3 three Elecraft K3s, and two Elecraft KPA500 new solid state amplifier.

Due to the high demand for this country, the focus will be on the lower bands and the Digital modes, but also SSB and the higher band will be well worked especially during the TEP openings. QSL via IZ8IYX or by the OQRS (for direct/Bureau) and LoTW. Their Web site is still under construction, but you can still preview it at:

The group is looking for sponsors for this DXpedition. Details for funding this operation are available on their Web page.

ZM, NEW ZEALAND (Special Event)
Look for special event station ZM2KBR to be active between September 1st and October 31st. Activity is to promote the 2011 Rugby World Cup games. QSL via ZL2KBR, eQSL, by the Bureau or direct.

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