The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1074.1
August 14, 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, WA4DAN, AA4VK, F5NQL and VK2ARE for the following DX information.
CU1-CU9, AZORES (Press Release - Dated August 14t)[edited]
"ALL NINE AZORES ISLANDS, CU1 THROUGH CU9, ACTIVATED AT ONCECY0 NEWS RELEASE (Dated August 12th)
Are You Ready to Fly to Azores for Free by Making Nine QSOs?
Yes indeed, those of you willing to spend 24 hours or less on the radio are eligible to participate in an Azores lottery for two all-paid packages to the beautiful Azores Islands in the Atlantic, completely free of charge. The project is organized by the Azores-Finland Friendship Consortium in partnership with the Amateur Radio Associations of the Azores Islands and supported by the Azores Promotion Agency (ATA) and Azorean Airlines (SATA). Just look at
www.visitazores.comand make up your mind.
Not many people know that the Azores consist of nine populated islands, stretching over a distance of 602 km (305mi) from East to West, next to USA and Europe. And it is not widely known that the Azores have their own airline (SATA) flying to each island, in addition to many destinations in Europe and North America. Each island has its own characteristics and its own blend and alone qualifies for your visit there.
While these islands count for a single DXCC entity, they offer three (3) IOTA groupings.
With this unique AZORES 9 ISLANDS HUNT, an invited international group of amateur radio operators together with resident Azores amateurs will be activating the nine islands, offering an opportunity to the world to contact these islands all at once over one weekend.
Activity Weekend - Saturday, September 29th, 1200 UTC to September 30th, 1200 UTC (24 hours). These stations will be active starting Friday, September 28th as soon as they become operational.
CW: 7000-7015, 18080-18090 and 14050-14065 kHz
SSB: 7175-7195, 18120-18135 and 14250-14275 kHz
Nine Islands and their Stations - Santa Maria, CU1ARM; San Miguel, CU2ARA; Terceira, CU3URA; Graciosa, CU4ARG; Sao Jorge, CU5AM; Pico, CU6GRP; Faial, CU7CRA; Flores, CU8ARF; and Corvo, CU9AC.
Operators and Island Hosts - Sergio/CU1AAD, Jose/CU2CE, Francisco/CU2DX, Guilherme/CU2IF, Domingois/CU3CS, Guilherme/CU4AB, Jose/CU5AM, Jorge/CU6AB, Manuel/CU7CA, Claudio/CU8AAE, Joao/CU9AC, Franz/DJ9ZB, Richard/DF9TF, Nigel/G3TXF, Michael/G7VJR, Diane/K2DO, Rich/KE3Q, Mike/KI1U, Marius/LB3HC, George/N2GA, Martti/OH2BH, Juha/OH8NC, Ghis/ON5NT, Carine/ON7LX, Claude/ ON7TK, Alex/OZ7AM, Kenneth/OZ1IKY, Yuri/VE3DZ and Ed/VE3FWA.
Two Hunt Awards - Those making a QSO with at least 5 different islands will have a corresponding number of tickets placed into a lottery for a free trip to the Azores (e.g. if you have QSOs with 7 islands, you will get 7 lottery tickets). Additionally, the first 25 operators making QSOs with all 9 islands will be eligible for a second lottery. The free trips are from the closest airport served by SATA; including flight, accommo- dation and transfers..
During or immediately after the weekend, the logs will be posted on Club Log to display your band/mode slots. The lottery will be drawn on October 15, 2012.
QSL Cards - All QSOs will be confirmed through the bureau network with special full-color cards. Direct QSL requests via Jose Melo, CU2CE."
"We are excited to announce that we have received approvals from 'Parks Canada', 'Canadian Coast Guard', and 'Officer-in-Charge, Sable Island' to operate amateur radio from October 8-17th, 2012.ZL9, CAMPBELL ISLAND (Update/Press Release #5)
We should note, however, that our permit to operate includes several new restrictions on antennas (in addition to the traditional restrictions for Sable). The purpose of these restrictions are to minimize the environ- mental impact on the migratory bird population that may be present during the period that we are on Sable Island.
We feel fortunate to have received the trust of 'Parks Canada' for this operation and consider it a privilege to be able to visit Sable Island. We will cooperate fully with these new restrictions to minimize potential environmental impact to the protected bird species.
In the days ahead, we will assess the impact that these additional antenna restrictions may have on our operations and any adjustments that we may need to take relative to antennas that we will take to Sable Island. Further details of our operating plans will be posted to
This will be our third attempt to get to Sable island (previous attempts, December 2010 and December 2011)......
WA4DAN/CY0 and AA4VK/CY0"
"Preparations for the HARAOA ZL9HR DX'Pedition to Campbell Island in the Great Southern Ocean (IOTA OC-037) are on schedule for the activation dates of November 28th to December 9th this year.
The team are delighted to announce a new sponsor in the Northern California DX foundation, this is in addition to the other sponsors with Spiderbeam sponsoring ZL9HR and supplying spiderbeam antennas and masts, 21 worldwide DX groups and the prestigious ARRL Colvin foundation award. Of course we should not forget the 36 individuals who are also sponsoring the DX'Pedition. Thanks to all of these.
The containers to carry all required equipment are currently being prepared and loaded, ready to be shipped out of Sydney around the 15th of September.
Please refer to the Web site
ZL9HR.COMfor the full, up-to-date, information about this major DX'Pedition.
73 from Ed, VK2ARE, Australian publicity Officer for ZL9HR"
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