OPDX Bulletin 1072 July 30, 2012

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1072
BID: $OPDX.1072
July 30, 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 Letter, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, W1HEO, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, KH6BZF, AA7V, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DL2VFR, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, E21EIC, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G1VDP, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWY, JI3DST, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PY2WAS, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SM0W, TA1HZ, UT7UT, VA3RJ & ICPO and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.

This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late RSGB IOTA Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the RSGB IOTA Contest participants.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 21st-July, through Friday, 27th-July there were 212 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5Z, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY9, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FO/a, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, 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" (WFWL).

The latest ARRL Letter (July 26th) reports: "The 2011 ARRL DXCC Yearbook is now available to all ARRL members as a supplement to the August digital edition of QST at"

A printed copy of the Yearbook is also available for purchase on the ARRL Online Store at:

The contents include:
- The Year in Review by Carl Smith, N4AA
- PJ2/W5MPC, October 10-15, 2010 by Mike Corey, KI1U
- ST0R Story by Antonio Gonzalez, EA5RM/ST0R
- Clinton B. DeSoto Challenge standings
- 2011 DXCC Annual List"

Members of Radio Society of Sri Lanka (RSSL) will be active as 4S7LGT from the Beruwala lighthouse (ILLW LK0002) on Barberyn Island (AS-171) during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW), August 18-19th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via Bureau. For more info, please visit:


Champ, E21EIC, will be active as 9M2/E21EIC during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Look for activity before and after the contest. Champ is expected to be there between November 23-27th. QSL direct to E21EIC. JAs QSL via JR5XPG. NO eQSLs. Visit his Web page at:


A2, BOTSWANA (Update/Correction)
Arnold, WB6OJB, will be active as A25JK (not A25JB) from the Lotsane Game and Safari Lodge in the extreme eastern part of Botswana between July 24-31st. He plans to be on the air every day. Activity will be on HF bands, 40-10 meters using mostly SSB with some CW. He will use an Icom 746PRO, an Expert 1K amplifier, a Tennadyne T6 antenna with a vertical Butternut HF2V for 40 and 80 meters. Arnold states,

"My wife, Joan and I go to southern Africa almost every year. We have done some missionary work in the past and continue to bring medicines to the medical clinics in the the areas we visit." QSL direct to his home callsign. He states, "For QSL DX stations please send 2 stamps and a 4x6 envelope. For State side QSL please send stamped 4x6 envelope. My QSL cards are unique and slightly larger than regular QSL cards. State side donation would be appreciated because of the cost of the cards."
The CY9M St. Paul Island DXpedition is now active until August 1st. Activity will be on all bands between 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They announced on Tuesday: "Please note that CY9M will work SPLIT throughout the entire expedition (except during the IOTA contest)." Suggested frequencies are:

CW - 1826.5, 3526, 7026, 10106, 14026, 18076, 21026, 24896 and 28026 kHz
SSB - 3793, 7185, 14215, 18160, 21295, 24950 and 28485 kHz
RTTY - 7035, 10145, 18105, 21090, 24925 and 28090 kHz
6m - 50105/CW and 50105/SSB

All contacts will be verified via LoTW after their activity, and for those who want paper QSLs, Tim Beaumont, M0URX, will be the QSL Manager. The log will be available through ClubLog.

Remember, the following media pages are available for this operation at:

Website: http://www.cy9m.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/CY9M
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CY9M.2012

"Dee" Logan, W1HEO, is researching an article on the rising costs of DXpeditons for the DX Magazine, and would like to hear from DXpeditioners for their comments on how to cover the rising costs of DXpeditions. Specific areas of interest: examples of specific costs and reasons for their larger amounts, and suggestions for new sources or approaches to donations. Comments are requested within the next two weeks. Respond to W1HEO at: deverelogan@gmail.com

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:

2011 - ZB2/VAI3TA Gibraltar DXpedition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDba3NvRTDk

2002 - VK9ML Mellish Reef DXpedition (Part 1-6, still looking for Part 7):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZLGfb-ojvw (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptqG-8VmmoM (Part 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqmR2-TFf2I (Part 3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH802VozQkM (Part 4)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhmJ0e0RjYs (Part 5)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeIYj0lf6M4 (Part 6)

1998 - Conway Reef DXpediton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoNAATqP2BM

1992 - Glorioso Island DXpedition (Operators DJ6SI, DJ8CR, DJ3OS and DG4FCD): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_rBrgh55Ys

1980 - Glorioso Island DXpedition (Operators DJ6SI, DJ5RT, DJ7YQ, DJ3NG, DK9KX and DF3KX; formed the team of FR0DZ/G, FR0RZ/G, FR0CIW): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KjsdKysQQA

1980 - Juan De Nova Island DXpedition (Operators DJ6SI, DL8CM, DJ5RT, DL6PE and F6EXV; formed the team of FR0DZ/J, FR0RX/J, FR0CIW/J): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04Q8CdkK87c

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.

Champ, E21EIC, will be active as E21EIC during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL direct to E21EIC. JAs QSL via JR5XPG. NO eQSLs. Visit his Web page at:


AS-008. Takeshi "TAKE", JI3DST, will be active as JI3DST/JI1 from Shikine Island (North Izu Island) between 0800z, July 27th and 0000z, July 30th. Activity during the RSGB IOTA Contest, Take will be signing JI3DST/1 (only). Operations will be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB, FM, RTTY and PSK31. In case of heavy rain or other conditions, the operation condition may vary, but he will be active during the IOTA contest. QSL info for JI3DST/JI1 and JI3DST/1 is available on (QRZ.com).

AS-018. Operators Yuri/RA0FU, Vlad/RC0F and Igor/RU0FM will be active as RU0FM from Sakhalin Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Single-TX/High-Power entry. QSL via RU0FM.

AS-074. Ian, 9M2FB, will be active from Pulau Ketam Island (Crab Island) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/ CW-Mode/24HRS entry. QSL via 9M2FB.

AS-099. Operators Nuri/TA3X, Can/TA3GO, Mehmet/TA3ATA and Selim/TA3TTT will be active as TC0P from Celebi Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Single-TX entry. QSL via TA3X (see (QRZ.com)).

EU-014. Patrick, ON4HIL, will be active as TK/OT2A from the Island of Corsica during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). He will use a K3 into a G5RV. QSL via ON4HIL.

EU-025. Joe, IT9RZU, will be active from Sicily Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or LoTW.

EU-040. Operators Jorge/CT1BOL, Augusto/CT1BZG, Jose/CT1DSV, Joaquim/ CT1DZR, Antonio/CT1ENV, Joel/CT1HXB and Mino/CT1IZW will be active as CR5B from Berlenga Grande Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Island entry. QSL via CT1BOL.

EU-042. Peter, DC1HPS, will be active as homecall/p from Pellworm Island (DID N-23, WLOTA 1188) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). He will be there between July 27-29th. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

EU-047. By the time you read this, operator Dominik/DL5EBE, Ric/DL2VFR, Klaus/DL7UXG and Friedrich/DL4BBH will be active as DM50IOTA from Borkum Island for an early start just before the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). The group will be a Multi-Op/ High-Power entry. QSL via Bureau ­ if you really need a direct QSL go via DL2VFR.
ADDED NOTE: This is the second German Island group activated by DM50IOTA during the 50th IOTA Marathon. DM50IOTA will activate all German IOTA during that time. If you have worked DM50IOTA from all German IOTA by the end of 2013 you can apply for a special award.

EU-055. Operators Bjørn/LA6SFA, Morten/LA7XIA, Knut/LA9RY, Gerald/LA0HK, Vikingstad/LA9YGA and Nils/LA6IOA will be active as LN4C from Bokn Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/ 24HRS entry. QSL via LA4C.

EU-064. Members of the Provins ARC will active as F9IE from Noirmoutier Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi- Op/Island/Mixed-Mode/24HRS/Low-Power entry. QSL via F9IE, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-066. Operators Vasily/RU3SD, Sergei/UA3SKV and R3S-367 (SWL) will be active as RK3SWB/1 from Solovetskiy Island (possibly Anzerskiy Island) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via the Bureau or direct (QRZ.com).

EU-081. Antoine, F5RAB, will be active as F5RAB/P from Ile du Large (DIFM MA-001, WLOTA L0060, DPLF PB-052, WW Loc IN99KL, DFCF50- 013 Fort de l'île du large) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/24HRS/DXpedition/Low-Power entry. He will use 100 watts into a dipole. QSL via his home callsign. He mentions that access to the island is very re- stricted, landing depends highly on the weather conditions and is dangerous, so he is not sure he'll be on the air in time for the contest.

EU-084. Mel, SM0MPV, will be active as SK0HS/0 (the Hässelby Strand's Sea Scout group's callign) from Blido Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/SSB-Mode/ Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or by the Bureau.

EU-120. A small group of operators will be active as MX0LDG from Lundy Island between October 11-16th. They will have 2 stations on the air between 0600-0000 each day - the islands power closes down at midnight each day. Activity will be on SSB and possibly some Digital modes. The equipment will consist of a Elekraft K3 and KPA500 amp, a Kenwood TS590s and Expert 1KW amp, and a Icom IC706 as a backup radio. Antennas will be 2 G3XTQ Hex- beams built by MW0JZE

(see http://www.g3txq-hexbeam.com )
and a Vertical for 40m. Operators mentioned are John/M5JON (Team Leader), Pete/M0ILT, Ant/MW0JZE and Chris/G1VDP. A special QSL card will be available through the team's manager Tim, M0URX, and all logs will be uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog. Please use the OQRS on Tim's Web site

EU-121. Gerard, EI5KF, will be active as EI5KF/P from Lohehort Battery, Bere Island, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/12HRS/CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via EI5KF.

EU-123. Operators Tom/MM0BHX, Gordon/MM0GPZ, Iain/GM0OQV, Philip/ GM0LIR and Brian/GM0EGI will be active as GM0B from Isle of Bute during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via MM0BHX.

EU-130. Operators Ivan/IV3CTS, Marijan/S56A and Goran/YT7AW will be active as IL3/IV3CTS from Grado Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via the Bureau.

EU-136. Marcus, DL3NCI, will be active as 9A/DL3NCI from Losinj Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/CW- Mode/12HRS/QRP/Low-Power entry. He will be there ± 2 days out- side of the contest and operating holiday style. QSL via his home callsign.

EU-136. Neven, 9A5YY, will be active from Losinj Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/ 12HRS/QRP/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.

EU-164. Operators Tom/DL2RMC and Heiko/DL1RTL will be active as TK/homecall from Piana Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as Single-Ops/12HRS/CW-Mode entry. They will use a vertical antenna. Tom will run QRP, while Heiko runs Low-Power. QSL via their home callsigns.

EU-170. Matus, HA9MDN, will be active as 9A/HA9MDN from Vir Island between July 28th and August 4th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Operations will be on SSB, RTTY and SSTV. QSL via HA9MDN, by the Bureau or eQSL.

EU-182. A Russian-Ukrainian team of nine operators will participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as UT/UA3A from Ochakovsky Island (WFF: URFF-006, WW Grid: KN45TJ). Operators mentioned are Vlad/UA3A, George/RQ7M, R6LP, Vlad/RJ3FF, Liliya/RN3AQU, Andrei/UA3EDP, Mike/UA3EKG, Boris/UT7UT and Nikolay/UX0FF. Look for the operators outside of contest to sign UT/UA3A, UT/RQ7M, UT/R6LP, UT/RJ3FF, UT/RN3AQU, UT/UA3EDP, UT/UA3EKG, UT7UT/P and UX0FF/P. QSL UT/UA3A via UA3A, by the Bureau dor direct.

NA-026. Mike, N2GC, will be active from Long Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode entry. QSL via LoTW.

NA-031. John, NY6DX, will be active as NY6DX/1 from Block Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/ 12HRS/Low-Power. QSL via his homecall, LoTW or eQSL.

NA-046. Howard, K1VSJ, will be active from Martha's Vineyard during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/ Unassited/24HRS entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

NA-059. Tim, NL8F, will be active from Unalaska Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via K8NA.

NA-143. Members of the Cavalla Historical Society Radio Club will be active as N5BPS from Pelican Island, near Galveston, TX, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). They will be operating from the radio room on board of USS Stewart at Seawolf Memorial Park. QSL via N5BPS - SASE appreciated.

SA-046. A group of Brazilian operators will be active as PX7C from Itamaraca Island, Brazil, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are Antonio/PY7OO, Benedito/PY7VI and Jim/PY7XC. QSL via PY7CRA.

J49, CRETE (IOTA Contest)
Operators Manos/SV9JI, Dimis/SV9COL, John/ SV9CJO, Georgios/SV9DJO, George/SV9GPV, Manolis/SV9IOI, Konstantinos/SV9OFS and Christo/LZ3FN will be active as J49A from Falaserna Beach, near Chania City the west part of Crete (EU-015) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to SV9GPV.


 Jul/30th  AN      Aug/02nd  AN-HN   Aug/04th  AN
 Jul/31st  AN      Aug/03rd  HN-AN   Aug/05th  AN
 Aug/01st  AN-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
N8, UNITED STATES (Special Event)
Look for special event station N8M operating from the Henry Ford/Greenfield Village (Detroit) Maker Faire, July 28-29th. Activity will be on all bands and modes, including the satellite and 6 meters. Satellite operations will be active on all modes on as many passes as possible. QSL via the info on the Ford Amateur Radio League Web site at:

OJ0, MARKET REEF (Press Release - date July 23rd) [edited]

"A limited Market Reef (OJ0) activation during the IOTA Contest -- Next Friday morning on the 27th of July, a group consisting of G3TXF, G3XTT, SM0DZB and SM0W will attempt to land on Market Reef (OJ0), now from Sweden, with a small boat to activate the Reef during the IOTA contest as OJ0R, EU-053. During last winter the Lighthouse on the Reef lost all permanent antennas plus the wind generator, so the team will put up several vertical antennas and dipoles and run modest power.

The main goal for the team on this trip will be to prepare for a new permanent antenna installation that will be done later in August. SM0W will also collaborate with the Finnish Lighthouse Society to find a good permanent solution for the electricity for future activations. They will still try to keep at least one station open for the IOTA contest. The team will try to leave the Reef early Monday morning on the 30th of July, says team leader Teemu, SM0W. QSL OJ0R via G3TXF. For more information see:

  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated July 27th)
  AN2AHS via EC2AHS        LA/DL6NDW via DL6NDW       SV0XAF/8 via HB9EBC
  BW/DF8DX via DF8DX       LX/OP50LX via ON4CHN       SV5/OK5MM via OK2JS
  EE2SS via EA2SS          MJ/OT9Z via ON8ZZ          SV9/LZ3FN via LZ1PM
  EH1FGS via EA1DST        MO0CEF via DL2LFH          SW8LR via HA0NAR
  EL2BG via KI6YIP         MU0NMS/P via LX1NO (d)     TM2BZH via F6CNM
  EM0MFF via UX7MA         MW0REN via DJ6OI           UE40MD via UA4LU
  FR/TU5KG via F4DXW       OP7V via ON7VA             VX2I via VE2CQ
  GO0OOO via G-Bureau      R8MC/9 via R8MC            YE9IOTA via YB9BU (d)
  GO0RPM via G0RPM         R100PZ via RK3DYB          YL/OH5LID via OH5LID
  LA/DL1CW via DL1CW       SM1/DL2GW/P via DL2GW      YQ0BIKE via YO6KNE
                (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW



Operators Luca/I5IHE (S79LC), Danio/I5OYY (S79YY) and Simone/IK5RUN (S79XX) will be active from Praslin Island (AF-024) between October 21st and November 4th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL S79LC via I5IHE direct only. QSL S79YY via I5OYY (direct + SASE and LoTW). QSL S79XX via IK5RUN (direct + SASE and LoTW).

Alex, PY2WAS, sent the following press release (#2) on June 24th, with updated details on the upcoming T30PY/ T30SIX DXpedition to Tarawa Island (OC-017), Western Kiribati, between October 16-25th:

"Preparation of antennas and gear progress successful. Between August 17-19th, the whole team will gather at PW2D contest station to test antennas and stations that will be used in the expedition. At this time each one will carry back home the items that will be transported as individual baggage in the airlines. Unfortunately, excess baggage is a main concern mainly within the Pacific island flights.

As previously announced the group is very committed to put a meaningful effort on Low Bands and Six meters.

We would like to thank clubs, companies and individuals for their donations and for making this Dxpedition possible. Donations will certainly enhance our performance, enabling us to take better antennas and gears.

Our QSL policy has also been improved to better match people's needs. Five different QSO confirmation possibilities are available including a fast track for donors.

Details can be checked at: http://www.mdxc.org/t30py/ "

TO2, ST. BARTHELEMY (Update to OPDX.1068)
Ludovic, HB9EOU, will be active as TO2D from St. Barthelemy Island (NA-146) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29the) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/24HRS entry. QSL via HB9EOU, direct or by the Bureau. He currently on the island with Andre, HB9CVC, until August 4th. For more details and udates, visit:

Members of the "Italian Dxpedition Team" will be active as TT8TT from N'Djamena, Chad, during October 2012 (specific dates to be announced). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:

CW - 1823, 3530, 7025, 10113, 14050, 18069, 21050, 24891 and 28450 kHz
SSB - 3790, 7056, 7125, 14270, 18130, 21275, 24980 and 28450 kHz
RTTY - 7041, 10142, 14080, 18103, 21080, 24915 and 28080 kHz
6m - 50105/CW and 50105/SSB
Operators have not yet been announced, but the pilot station is IK7JWY. QSL direct via I2YSB. QSL by the Bureau via IK2CIO. Logs will be posted to LoTW within six months. A TT8TT survey (for needs), a log search and an OQRS are all available on their Web page at:
Official forum is at:
Look for more details to be forthcoming.

Masatuki, JH1DVG, will be active as V63JX from Pohnpei Island (OC-010) between November 23-26th. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

V8, BRUNEI (Update/Press Release)
The follwing are edited excerpts from a press release (#4) sent out on July 25th, by the "Mediterraneo DX Club":

"Great news from Brunei! Thanks to the efforts, made during the past weeks by the V84SMD team, the Magic Band will come back. -- Members of a 18 multi-national DXpedition team organized to be active between November 11-23rd by the Italian Mediterraneo DX Club, has obtained a 50 MHz license and will now be able to put up a dedicated antenna for this band!

This is a real great target reached by the team, and just as a reminder, they will be active on all bands/modes, 24 hours per day because the six meters band from V8 land has come back on air after a silence of more than 10 years! So, all of the team is very happy to give to the DX community this great opportunity to work them on 6m. Once again the very motivated and professional V84SMD guys are asking for support to help them in any way -- even with small donations. Please, don't miss any updated news by visiting (from time to time), the DXpedition official Web site at:

Bob, KK6EK, Team Leader/Organizer of the planned 2014 Cordell Expedition to Heard Island, has posted two documents of interest for DXers to read on Heard Island Web page at:

Documents are:
1. The Preliminary Project Description for the 2014 Heard Island Expedition (v. 3.7, PDF, 6 MB):

PLEASE NOTE: This document is revised often. They request that you do not distribute out-of-date versions.

2. The book VK0IR Heard Island, by KK6EK (1997, PDF files, various sizes, entire book 100 MB):

(The book is available in parts -- see Web page)

Bob states on the Web page,

"Currently we are elaborating the scientific program for the expedition and adding to the list of candidates for the team. We are pleased to have Jean-Michel Cousteau as Honorary Expedition Leader and Joe Taylor N1JT (Nobel physics) as Honorary DXpedition Leader. If you have interest in being involved in the project as a team member, advisor, scientist, sponsor, or in any other capacity, we would welcome your inquiry."
Steve, AA7V, will once again be active as VP2V/homecall from Virgin Gorda (Tortola) between September 26th and October 1st. He mentions that he will be in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th), and probably won't take a keyer/paddles and possibly a microphone. Steve states,
"I will lug my Ameritron amp down there and (hopefully) run 400w. I have a G5RV and an 80/40 trap dipole which will both hang off the porch of one of those cliffside villas. If any time, I will try 17 meter RTTY. Thank goodness no 160 in this contest."
QSL via AA7V direct or LoTW. NO BUREAU QSLS. ADDED NOTE: Also look for Art/N3DXX and Steve/AA7V, to be going to Virgin Gorda, BVI, starting Wednesday November 21st through (tentative) Monday December 3rd. They will be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry and the ARRL 160m CW Contest (November 30th-December 2nd) with N3DXX as a Single op (tentative) using the callsign VP2V/AA7V. They will run high power/400w for both contests. Outside of the contests, they will be on the WARC bands possibly, if time permits. QSL LoTW or direct. NO BUREAU QSLS.

Helmut, DF7ZS, WAEDC Manager, would like to remind everyone that between 0000z Saturday, August 11th and 2359z Sunday, August 12th, the next edition of the "Worked All Europe DX Contest CW" is hitting the HF bands again! They would appreciate your participation in this exciting event. Complete rules can be found here:

For latest news and updates you can also join them on the WAEDC Facebook group:

        The following stations are expected to be active in the
                   RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th, 2012)
       Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2012 RSGB IOTA Contest. For
a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
  Contest        DXCC         IOTA     Island        QSL Route-(B)Bureau/
 Callsign       Entity                             (e)eQSL/(L)LotW/(d)direct
5Q2T             Denmark      EU-172   Fyn           OZ0J
9A/DL3NCI        Croatia      EU-136   Losinj        DL3NCI
9A/HA6PS         Croatia      EU-170   Passman       HA6NL
9A/HA9MDN        Croatia      EU-170   Vir           HA9MDN; QSL (B)/(e)
9A/OM2FY         Croatia      EU-016   Brac          OM2FY
9A/OM5AW         Croatia      EU-136   Krk           OM2FY
9A/OM5MC         Croatia      EU-136   Krk           OM2FY
9A/OO4O          Croatia      EU-136   Krk           LoTW; QSL via OO4O (B)
9A/S57UN         Croatia      EU-136   Rab           S57UN
9A4KJ/p          Croatia      EU-136   Rab
9A5YY            Croatia      EU-136   Losinj        9A5YY
9A8ZRS           Croatia      EU-110   Sveti Ivan    Auto (B); QSL via S57L
9A0D             Croatia      EU-170   Zirje         Auto (B)
9M2FB           West Malaysia AS-074   Pulau Ketam   9M2FB
AD5WB            USA          NA-143   Galveston     LoTW;QSL AD5WB (B)(d)(e)
BO0M             Taiwan       AS-113   Matsu         QSL ART (see QRZ.com)
BY2HIT/2         China        AS-158   Guanglu       BY2HIT
BY4DX/5          China        AS-137   Shensi        BD4HF; QSL via (B)(d)
CR5B             Portugal     EU-040 Berlenga Grande CT1BOL
CR6W             Portugal     EU-150   Insua         CS5DX
CY9M          St. Paul Island NA-094   St. Paul      LoTW; QSL via M0URX
DA0T             Germany      EU-127   Neuwerk       DL7AT
DC1HPS/p         Germany      EU-043   Pellworm      DC1HPS; QSL via (B)(d)
DL1KZA           Germany      EU-057   Ruegen        DL1KZA (B)
DL5KUD           Germany      EU-057   Ruegen        OQRS
DG5LAC/p         Germany      EU-129   Usedom        DG5LAC
DL0KWH/p         Germany      EU-129   Usedom        DL0KWH (B)
DM3X/p           Germany      EU-129   Goermitz      DM3X (B)
DM50IOTA         Germany      EU-047   Borkum        DM50IOTA; QSL (B)(d)
DO6UL/p          Germany      EU-129   Usedom
DS0DX/2          South Korea  AS-105   Kanghwa       HL1IWD
DU8/DF8DX        Philippines  OC-130   Mindanao      LoTW; QSL DF8DX (B)(d)
EA6/IZ2LSC    Balearic Island EU-004   Menorca       IZ2LSC
ED5K             Spain        EU-093   Tabarca       EA5RKB
EF8U           Canary Islands AF-004   Gran Canaria  EA8URL
EI5KF/p          Ireland      EU-121   Bere          EI5KF
EJ3Z             Ireland      EU-121   Inis Boffin   EI5GUB
EJ0PL            Ireland      EU-103   Little Saltee EI5JQ; QSL via EI (B)(d)
ES5GP/8          Estonia      EU-178   Kihnu         ES5GP
ES0U             Estonia      EU-034   Saaremaa      ES2DJ; QSL via (B)
ES0W             Estonia      EU-178   Ruhnu         SP7DPJ; QSL via (B)(d)
F/OO5C/p         France       EU-032   Oleron        ON5HC
F5RAB/p          France       EU-081   Ile du Large  F5RAB
F9IE             France       EU-064   Nourmoutier   F9IE
G0VJG            England      EU-011   St Mary       G4DFI
GJ2A             Jersey       EU-013   Jersey        LoTW; QSL via GJ3DVC
GM1J             Scotland     EU-092   Tanera Mor    LoTW; QSL MM0BQI (B)(d)
GM7A             Scotland     EU-008   Gigha         GM7A; QSL via (B) or (d)
GM0B             Scotland     EU-123   Isle of Bute  MM0BHX
GU7O             Guernsey     EU-114   Guernsey      GW3SQX
GW4TTA           Wales        EU-124   Holy          LoTW; QSL via GW4TTA (B)
HH2/9A7GAE       Haiti        NA-096   Hispaniola    9A2TN
HI3/KL7JR  Dominican Republic NA-096   Hispaniola    KL7JR
IA5Z             Italy        EU-028   Capraia       IV3ODE; QSL via (B)(d)
IB0F             Italy        EU-045   Ponza         TBA
IB0R             Italy        EU-045   Ventotene
IC8FBU           Italy        EU-031   Capri         IC8FBU
IC8WIC           Italy        EU-031   Capri         IC8WIC
ID8/IQ8CS        Italy        EU-144   Dino          IQ8CS
IF9/IT9BXR       Italy        EU-054   Favignana     IT9BXR
IF9ZWA/p         Italy        EU-054   Favignana     LoTW; QSL IF9ZWA (B)(d)
IH9YMC           Italy        AF-018   Pantelleria   eQSL
IJ7A             Italy        EU-073   San Pietro    IK7XIV; QSL via (B)(d)
IL3/IV3CTS       Italy        EU-130   Grado
IP1/IQ1SP        Italy        EU-083   Tino          IZ5JLF
IP1T             Italy        EU-083   Tino          IZ5JLF
IQ7HK            Italy        EU-091   Capezzone     IK7FPX
IS0/OM8A         Sardinia     EU-024   Sardinia      OM2VL
IT9RZU           Italy        EU-025   Sicily        LoTW; QSL via IT9RZU (B)
J49A             Crete        EU-015   Crete         LoTW
JA8COE/8         Japan        AS-147   Yagishiri     JA8COE; QSL via (B)(d)
JI3DST/1         Japan        AS-008   Shikine       JI3DST
K1VSJ            USA          NA-046 Martha's Vineyard K1VSJ; QSL via (B)(d)
K4VAC            USA          NA-083   Tangier
K5KUA/5          USA          NA-143   Galveston     LoTW; QSL K5KUA (B)(d)
LA/SP7IDX        Norway       EU-044   Mageroya      LoTW; QSL via SP7IDX
LA/SP7VC         Norway       EU-044   Mageroya      LoTW; QSL via SP7VC
LN4C             Norway       EU-055   Bokn          LA4C
LZ0I             Bulgaria     EU-181   Sveti Ivan
M7X              England      EU-120   Isle of Wight G0TSM
MM3KBU/p         Scotland     EU-008   Lismore       M3KBU direct
MM6GCS/p         Scotland     EU-123   Isle of Mull  M6GCS direct
MM0TFU/p         Scotland     EU-123   Isle of Arran LoTW; QSL MM0TFU (B)(d)
MU0HTJ           Guernsey     EU-114   Guernsey      2E0SQL
N1LI             USA          NA-137   Long          N1LI
N2GC             USA          NA-026   Long          LoTW
N2US/3           USA          NA-139   Assateague    LoTW; QSL via N2US (B)(d)
N5BPS            USA          NA-143   Pelican       N5BPS SASE
NE1RD/1          USA          NA-148   Lovell        NE1RD
NL8F             Alaska       NA-059   Unalaska      K8NA
NY6DX/1          USA          NA-031   Block         LoTW; QSL NY6DX or (e)
OG5A             Finland      EU-140   Kuorsalo      OH5AD
OJ0R             Market Reef  EU-053   Market Reef   G3TXF
OH1TD            Finland      EU-096   Korpo         OH1TD (B)
OH10TA           Finland      EU-096   Kustavi       OH1MN; QSL via (B)(d)
OH2CI/p          Finland      EU-096   Kustavi
OH0X             Aland Island EU-002   Brando        OH2TA
OU2I             Denmark      EU-172   Aro           OZ1BII
OZ/DF9TM         Denmark      EU-125   Romo          DF9TM (B)
OZ/DL2SWW        Denmark      EU-125   Romo          DL2SWW (B)
OZ4CG            Denmark      EU-030   Bornholm      OZ4CG
OZ4FF            Denmark      EU-030   Bornholm      LoTW
OZ8MW/p          Denmark      EU-088   Anholt        OZ8MW; QSL via (B)(d)
PA/ON6CQ         Netherlands  EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland ON6CQ
PA6NH            Netherlands  EU-038   Texel         PA6NH
PA7DN/p          Netherlands  EU-038   Terschelling  PA7DN
PE3V/p           Netherlands  EU-038   Texel         PE3V
PF4C             Netherlands  EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland ON4ON
PR5D             Brazil       SA-047   Mel           PY5DC direct
PX7C             Brazil       SA-046   Itamaraca     PY7CRA
RI0K            Russia (Asia) AS-061   Ratmanova     RW3RN
RK3SWB/1      Russia (Europe) EU-066   Solovetskiy
RU0FM           Russia (Asia) AS-018   Sakhalin      RU0FM
SA1A             Sweden       EU-020   Gotland       SM1TDE (B)
SA6G/7           Sweden       EU-137   Ven           SM6CUK; QSL via (B)(d)
SB3X             Sweden       EU-087   Bramon        LoTW; QSL SM0SHG (B)(d)
SK0HS/0          Sweden       EU-084   Blido         LoTW ; QSL via SM0MPV (B)
SM5/DL3KUD       Sweden       EU-177   Kattilo       DL3KUD
SN0RX            Poland       EU-132   Wolin         SP8RX
SW8LR            Greece       EU-174   Thassos       HA0NAR
TA3J/0           Turkey       AS-099   Yassica       TA3J
TC0KLH           Turkey       AS-159   Kefken        TC0KLH (B); QSL (B)(d)
TC0P             Turkey       AS-099   Celebi        TA3X
TK/DL2RMC        Corsica      EU-014   Piana         DL2RMC
TK/DL1RTL        Corsica      EU-014   Corsica       DL1RTL
TK/OT2A          Corsica      EU-014   Corsica       ON4HIL
TM7T             France       EU-039   Chausey       OT9Z
TO2D            St Barthelemy NA-146   St Barthelemy HB9EOU
TO2U     St Pierre & Miquelon NA-032   Miquelon      OQRS
UT/UA3A          Ukraine      EU-182   Ochakovsky    UA3A
UT7E/p           Ukraine      EU-179   Kalanch       UT7EZZ
UT9IO/p          Ukraine      EU-182   Zmeiniy       UT9IO
V31MX            Belize       NA-073   Cay Caulker   LoTW
V47JA        St Kitts & Nevis NA-104   St Kitts      LoTW; QSL via W5JON
VC1X             Canada       NA-081   Little Tancook VE1CDD
VE1AL            Canada       NA-010   Cape Breton   VE1AL
VE2DRO           Canada       NA-128   Coudres       VE2DRO
VE7RSV/p         Canada       NA-091   Broughton     VE7RSV; QSL via (B)(d)
VE8EV/p          Canada       NA-129   Banks         VE8EV
VE9GLF           Canada       NA-126   Johns         VE9MY
VE9MY            Canada       NA-126   Johns         VE9MY
VK4NM/p          Australia    OC-142   Fraser        M0OXO
VK4EI            Australia    OC-227   Sweers        VK4SWE
VK4SWE           Australia    OC-227   Sweers        VK4SWE
VR2/W8AY         Hong Kong    AS-006   Lamma         R2AD
VX2I             Canada       NA-128   Ile Verte     VE2CQ; QSL via (B)(d)
VY2TT            Canada       NA-029   Prince Edward K6LA
W1ASB/p          USA          NA-136   Ram           W1ASB
W4O              USA          NA-067   Ocracoke      N4YDU direct
WD5IYT           USA          NA-092   Mustang       LoTW; QSL WD5IYT (B)(d)
W6UX/p           USA          NA-144   Anacapa       W6UX
WB8YJF/4         USA          NA-067   Ocracoke      WB8YJF; QSL via (B)(d)
YE9IOTA          Indonesia    OC-150   Trawangan     YB9BU
ZV1M             Brazil       SA-029   Itacuruca     PY1MT direct

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