OPDX Bulletin 1117 June 24, 2013

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1117
BID: $OPDX.1117
June 24, 2013
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 & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, WU2D, K3TRM, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, WA4DAN, K6VVA, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, EA5RM, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK7JWX, Mediterraneo DX Club, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), XR0ZR Team and YF1AR for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 16th-June, through Sunday, 23rd-June there were 222 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, 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, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T31, T32, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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).

Look for 17 operators to be active as 6M6M between June 22nd and July 31st. Activity will be on 6 meters only, with four high power stations using yagis and quad antennas. Modes to be used are CW, SSB, FM, AM and the Digital modes. They will operate from the Korean mainland, with a possible trip to the following IOTA group AS-060 on June 27-30th. Operators mentioned are HL1EJT, HL1LUA, HL1VXQ, HL2CFY, HL2UVH, HL2VA, HL3EYC, HL4CEL, HL4CGB, HL4RBR, HL5BMX, DS1IYZ(YL), DS1RRF(YL), DS2NMJ, DS4EOI/2, DS4AOW and 6K2EJJ. QSL via HL2UVH.

Istvan, HA0KA, is planning to spend his family holiday in Croatia this year. Look for him to operate as 9A/HA0KA from Pag Island (EU-170, CI -082) between July 26th and August 2nd. Activity will be on the HF bands SSB only. He will also take part in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). After this activity in the contest, he he plans to visit the 4 National Reserve Parks located on the island (Lun 9AFF-023, Kolanisko Blado 9AFF-073, Veliko i Malo Blato 9AFF-074 and Dubrava Hanzina 9AFF-075), and he wants to operate from this area too for the 9AFF and WWFF programs during his final week. He also plans to go to Plitvicka Jezera (9AFF-006) on the way home between August 3-4th. QSL via the HA Bureau or direct via his QRZ.com address. For more information on the Croatian Flora Fauna Award, please visit:


John, KK4OYJ, will be active as 9H3RJ from Gozo Island (EU-023) between June 28th and August. QSL via his home callsign.

A couple of sources are reporting that Herman/DL2NUD and Rene/PE1L will be active from Rwanda between June 26th and July 7th. Activity will be focused on Moonbounce (EME) on 144, 432, 1296 and 2304 MHz. However, this team has been noted to also be on the HF bands and 6 meters. The callsigns mentioned (which are listed on QRZ.com) are 9X0EME, 9X0HP, 9X0L and 9X0MB. QSL all calls via PE1L. For more info and updates, watch the following media links:


JA operators seem to favor and continue to activate the Saipan Rental Shack on Saipan Island, Northern Mariana Island (OC-086, USI NI002S, WLOTA 1333), some for contesting. Three separate operations were announced this past week, and the schedule is as follows:

June 21-24th - Operators Toru, JR2KMX (AJ2L/AH0) and Hide, KH0/JF2CRP will be active on the HF bands. QSL via their home callsigns.

October 3-7th - Kazu, JH8PHT, will be active as AH0KT on the HF bands and 6 meters (WW Loc QK25uf), using CW, SSB, the Digital modes and 10m AM & FM (29.600 MHz only). QSL via his home callsign.

October 10-14th - Hide, JF1VXB will once again be active as KH0M on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign.

For more details about the Saipan Rental Shack (Himawari Hotel), see the following Web page at:

Mike, WU2D, announced this past week:

"I am in the process of obtaining a Chilean licence for San Felix as I am feeling certain that I will be on a team to install equipment for the Navy on the island. I just found out today that I am a candidate for the team that will be going over. I do not have exact dates yet but it will likely be in mid-June 2013 coming right up. This will be a spare time situation and I will have minimal antennas and only an ICOM-7000 at my disposal. I am presently in Iquique, Chile."
Mike adds that he will be able to do SSB and some CW likely on 15, 17, and 20 meters.

ADDED UPDATE: Mike, WU2D, informs OPDX that he will be going over on July 8th, and will be there for several days. He states,

"If I can get permission from the Navy command, I will be able to operate on an ad-hoc basis. This is not a DXpedition, it is simply an opportunity."
"My reciprocal license was finally received from Santiago yesterday (June 21st). Thank you Radio Club de Chile for helping to facilitate this. CE0Z/WU2D. Also, CE1/WU2D for mainland. I am confirmed to go to the island on the 8th of July. Although I have asked, I still have no definite answer from Navy that I will be able to actually operate a station but I will be prepared to do so. Keeping fingers crossed."
Antonio, EA5RM, informs OPDX on June 22nd,
"Hello guys, next month I'll be working on a NGO project in Bolivia from July 3th to 19th. I'll be installing HF radios solar powered for medical purposes and emergencies at Indian communities on the Maniki River and also on TIM (Indigenous Multiethnic Territory) inside the Bolivian Amazon jungle. I had planned to do the maintenance to the radio stations I installed four years ago. I expect to be on the air as CP1XRM, but due to the very hard living conditions, it will be a limited radio operation. I'll use 100 watts solar powered station and vertical antenna. This project will be done thanks to Solidaridad Medica España NGO http://www.solidaridadmedicacanaria.com and Radioamateurs without Frontiers NGO http://www.rsf-rwf.org.
Murray, WA4DAN, provides OPDX with the latest info on the upcoming CY0P operation [edited]:
"The CY0P DXpedition team is pleased to announce that our Web site is up and operational. This site should be familiar as it is the same as we have used on the previous Sable DXpeditions. www.cy0dxpedition.com

Updates will be posted as needed. The team just purchased a large quantity of freeze-dried meals for the DXpedition. In addition, the team added a new, five-element 10-meter yagi to the antenna inventory. This antenna will be assembled and tested before shipment to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The team is making a strong commitment to working as many Asian and Pacific area DX'ers as possible..... Thanks, CY0P DXpedition Team"

The following is from the CY0P Web page [edited]:
"CY0 News Release - June 2013
Operators Gary/VE1RGB, Rick/AI5P and Murray/WA4DAN, are pleased to announce a DXpedition to Sable Island from October 1st - October 11th, 2013. Approvals are in hand from Parks Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard. We have chartered with Maritime Air Charter LTD to provide the Britten Norman Islander aircraft for landing on the beach.

The call CY0P has been issued for the October DXpedition. The CY0P (Parks) call was chosen in recognition of one of the newest National Parks in Canada. VE1RGB is a veteran of two previous CY0 DXpeditions and is a top CW contester. AI5P has operated from over 70 DXCC countries and is a CW op. WA4DAN has coordinated two previous CY0 DXpeditions, including the October 2012 DXpedition that was cut short due to Hurricane Sandy. An all-band, 160-10 meter, CW/SSB/RTTY operation is planned. Monoband yagi antennas are planned for 10, 12, 15, 17 and 20 meters. Currently, we are assembling and testing the monoband yagi antennas. When the testing is completed, the yagi antennas will be packed and shipped to Gary in the Halifax, NS area. More details to follow in the coming weeks."

H44, SOLOMON ISLANDS (Update/Change/IOTA Op)
On June 19th, the following was posted on the H44IOTA Web page:
"As you are all aware the H44IOTA DXpedition has suffered significant delays due to weather conditions and boat maintenance.

The weather looks to be offering a good window for our next leg to OC-158 now and all maintenance has been completed, however, such delays have taken their toll on the team.

Both Dom (SQ9KWW) and Tom (WL7HP) cannot risk possible future delays (they have jobs to get back to on time), so unfortunately they will not be continuing on our journey. Maggie (H44MK) also will remain in Honiara as her family and church commitments are currently placing demands on her.

Consequently we will now have to omit the activation of OC-285. All other planned activations will continue.

Ralph (5W0W/H44RK) and Penny will now re-stock and re-fuel to be ready for their departure to Roderick Bay in the Florida Islands (OC-158) on the 21st of June and anticipate being active on the 23rd.

Please bear in mind Ralph will be the only operator from this point on, and he will need to sleep and eat occasionally; therefore, he will not be on air 24/7. However, he will be on air several hours a day, determined by propagation.

Weather conditions will determine the duration and timing of this activation and all others. We understand that this is an inconvenience; however, safety is our most important consideration."

Operators Geza/HA8DD and Zsolt/HA8FY will activate 6 Hungarian HAFF areas as homecall/p during early July. Their schedule is as follows:
July 8th - Kesznyeteni TK (HAFF-025) from about 1300z to late evening hours.
July 9th - Zempléni TK (HAFF-047) from early morning to midday (1000z). - Bukki NP (HAFF-002) from midday until late evening.
July 10th - Borsod Mezosege TK (HAFF-014) from morning hours until midday (1000z).
- Hevesi Pusztak TK (HAFF-020) from midday until late evening.
July 11th - Hortobagy NP (HAFF-006) from the morning hours until midday (1000z).
- Kozep-Tisza TK (HAFF-027) from midday until evening.
They want to operate with two stations on at the same time (FT-857 and FT-7B) with a W3DZZ separated dipole antennas for the 5 HF bands. The modes are CW, SSB and FM on 2 meter for emergency purposes. QSL via the HA Bureau or direct via their QRZ.com address.

AS-103. Operators Tang/BM2AAV, Adam/BU2BF, Ken/BV1EL, Eddie/BV2DD, Evan/BV2KS, Lee/BV2NT, Lee/BX2AB, Bill/BX3AC, Tall/BX9AAA, Koshiro/JA3AQM, Alfred/VR2SA, Go/9M6YBG and Richard/KF7EJY will be active as BP0A from Peng Hu Island, Taiwan, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via BV2KI.

EU-049. Fred, PA1FJ, will once again be active as SV8/PA1FJ/p, but this time from the Chios Island (GIOTA NAS-002, MIA MG-025, WLOTA 4103) between August 29th and September 9th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB and CW. Fred will operate QRP using a FT-817 with a Buddi-Stick/HighEndfed antenna. QSL is preferred via the Dutch QSL Bureau (Box 330, NL-6800 AH Arnhem, The Netherlands).

EU-147. Members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) continue to activate various islands and lighthouses to celebrate the RRC's 20th anniversary until September 30th. Look for Maxim/RU5D, Gen/R3BY and Victor/R1NU to be active as R20RRC/1 and possibly RU5D/1, R3BY/1 and R1NU/p, respectively, from Sidorov Island between June 23-29th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and PSK. QSL R20RRC/1 via RZ3EC, and all others via their home callsign.

EU-174. Gabi, HA1YA (ex. J48YA), will once again spend his holiday on Thassos Island (GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124 and WLOTA 4186, WW Loc. KN20hs), Greece, and be active with his new callsign SW8EA between July 5-21st. Activity will be on the HF bands, 6m, 4m, 2m and 70cm using CW and SSB. His rig is an IC9100 + ME4T-PRO transverter for 4m

a multiband vertical for HF and yagis on VHF/UHF bands (four element Yagi on 6m, 4+4 element G0KSC Yagi on 4m, 9 element Yagi on 2m and 23 element Yagi on 70 cm). QSL via his home callsign.

EU-174. Norbert, OM6NM, will be active as SV8/OM6NM from Thassos Island (GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124 and WLOTA 4186, WW Loc. KN20hs), Greece, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via OM6NM.

OC-021. Edi, YB3EDD, on Java (Jawa) Island, will be active during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via YB3DD, LoTW, eQSL, E-mail request for Bureau or direct.

EU-174. Gabi, HA1YA, will be once again active from Thasos [aka Thassos] Island (GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA 4186, WW Loc. KN20HS) between July 5-21st. His callsign this time will be SW8EA. Activity will be on the HF bands, 4m, 6m and 2m. QSL via his home callsign. Look for possible updates on his Web page at:


NA-151. Bo, OZ1DJJ, will once again be active as OX3LX from Tasillaq (aka Ammassalik) Island (IOTA NA-151) between July 20th and August 1st. Activity will be on the HF Bands, as well as 6 and 4 meters. QSL via OZ1PIF. For more info and updates, see:


OC-177. A team of nine YB operators will be active as YB0D from Damar Besar Island (LH 2749) between June 27th and July 1st. Activity is sponsored by the Kebon Jeruk Branch, West Jakarta Radio Club, Radio Clubs throughout Jakarta and the Indonesian Amateur Radio Organization (ORARI). Operators mentioned are Fachmi/ YB0MF, Joy/YB0NSI, Dicky/YB0JZS, Rachmat/YB0ORR, Syaiful/YB0PUL, Agus/YB0BDC, Handry/YB0NCS, Jeffrey/YC0LOU and Ben/YC0NDN. Activity will be on 160/80/40/20/15/10 meters and 2m using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via YB0JZS only direct and LoTW (6 months later). NO eQSL and NO Bureau. For more details and updates, visit their YB0D Web page at:


Sal, IZ2WFL, will be active as IS0/IZ2WFL from Sardinia Island (EU-024) between now and July 25th. Activity will be active on the HF and VHF bands. The island is valid for the following references: IOTA EU-024, IIA D-001 (Italian Island Award) and WLOTA LH -1608. QSL via his home callsign.

Rick, KK4GV, will once again be active as J79GV from Calibishie on the northeast side of the island of Dominica (NA-101) between June 29th and July 6th. He states,

"The island is fairly un- commercialized and is mostly rainforest and volcanic mountains. It has the tallest mountain peaks in the Caribbean and is called the 'Nature Island of the Caribbean'."
His activity will be holiday style and SSB only, using a Flex-3000 into dipoles. Look for some 6 meter operations. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. He will upload log to LoTW when he gets home.

KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY (Update/Date Change/6m Op)
Operators Terry/K4RX (KG4RX) and Ken/AC4TO (KG4TO) will be active from GITMO for a 6 meter DXpedition in WW Grid FK29kv between June 29th and July 9th. They will use a K3 with PR6 and KPA500 into a 6M5XHG optimized 6 element yagi. There will also be some simultaneous HF operations on all bands using yagis, 500 ft. beverage and wires. KG4RX and KG4TO will have their logs on ClubLog. QSL to their respective home callsigns.


 Jun/24th HN      Jun/27th  AN      Jun/29th  LN
 Jun/25th AN      Jun/28th  LN-BN   Jun/30th  LN-HN
 Jun/26th AN

    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
Akira, JA1NLX, reports on his Web page that he will be active as P29VNX from Lissenung Island (New Britain Island), in the Bismarck Archipelago IOTA Group (OC-008) between September 7-14th. Activity will be mostly on the IOTA frequencies on 30­10 meters using CW, RTTY and PSK31. His transceiver is a Elecraft KX3 with a small 100w amp into a 1/4 wave vertical with elevated radials. QSL via JA1NLX, direct (w/SASE & 2 USDs) or OQRS (direct (3 USDs) or Bureau). Do not send your QSL via Bureau. He is no longer a member of JARL. All logs will be uploaded on LoTW and the Online Log search available on ClubLog. Akira states, "I will send you QSL via Bureau from GlobalQSL if you request OQRS_Buro." For more details and updates, watch Akira's Web and Blog pages at:

Frank, K3TRM, will be operating from St. Eustatius at the Keli Keli rental home located on the northern slope of The Quill. He will sign as PJ5/K3TRM between June 23rd and July 6th. Activity is planned for the HF bands and 6 meters using CW, SSB, and RTTY. His efforts will be focused on 6m, as well as the more difficult HF paths and higher bands. QSL is to his home callsign direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog OQRS. Additional information is available at www.k3trm.com/pj5-2013.html or @k3trm on Twitter.

Marco, KC9FFV, will be active as PJ7FF from Dutch Sint Maarten (NA-105) between July 6-13th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters SSB only. QSL via his home callsign direct (see QRZ.com for details). NO BUREAU! Log will be uploaded ASAP to LoTW and eQSL after the end of the DXpedition.


  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For June 23rd)
  4L1UN via EA7FTR        IS0/OE6UVG via OE6UVG     R260P via RA6LY
  4O/YO3JW/M via YO3JW    IT9/EA3KS via EA3KS       SM5LWC via AA7G (B)
  AJ2L/AH0 via JR2KMX     JY8MX via HZ1MX           SV9/SV2FPU via SV2FPU (d)
  CE4SES via EA5KB        KH0/JF2CRP via JF2CRP     SX20RAAS via SZ7SER
  CP6AA via IK6SNR (d)    LX/OO9O via ON7SS         T32TV via KH6CG
  CQ7SMA via CS5ARLC      LZ125VZ via LZ2KLR        T46C via EA5GL
  EA5RKB via EA5RKB       NP4A via W3HNK            TK/F2YT via F2YT
  EF0JC via EA4URE        OH/SF3A via SM3CER        TM350FDR via F8FZC
  EH2LEF via EA2URI       OK5EPC via OK1AW          UE44V via RX4HJ
  EH8FSJ via EA8RKL       OK8CCC via DC7CCC         UE44ZOO via RX4HJ
  GB0FP via G1TDN         OY/M1BXF via G3ZAY        UE50VT via RK3MWA
  HA1973BA via HA5BA      OY/MD0IGD via MD0IGD      UT/DL6MHG via DL6MHG
  HB0/DJ2IA via DJ2IA     PD62RIEU via PD3R         VK9DAC via VK3DAC (d)
  HF2013SG via SP6PZG     PG2013SAIL via PI4ADH     VQ93JC via ND9M
  HL1ZAU via OH6GDX       PS2013CCB via PS7AB       XL3S via VE3FOI
  HQ8S via KD4POJ         R1963VT via RK3MWA
  IQ9SY via IT9DAA        R20RRC/1 via RZ3EC
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
NO eQSL FOR TS8TI. Fred, IK7JWX, reports that due to the many problems with the log, he has unsubscribed TS8TI from eQSL. Fred will now only accept the QSL requests by the Bureau or direct for the Italian stations. For the rest of the world, send QSLs to IK2DUW, direct or by the Bureau.




S2, BANGLADESH (Project 2013by MDXC - Press Release #1)
The Mediterraneo DX Club (MDXC) announced on Monday, June 17th [edited]:

"As usual the MDXC's guys are working hard to give a good surprise to the international community of DXers and IOTA chasers. This time, the team leader Antonio, IZ8CCW, and the team co-leader, Gabriele, I2VGW, with the help of S21AM, are in a pole position to put on a new ambitious project: a DXpedition in Bangladesh and the real possibility to establish a real cooperation with the local hams to assist them in any needs and improve their knowledge and skill in the amateur radio world. The target will be once again the same reached, with great media emphasis and success, as in Brunei last year: a coordinate partnership with the local ham radio.

As a matter of fact the next DXpedition by Mediterraneo DX Club is going on in the best of the way. The team is formed by 20-22 operators from 9 countries. They are going to stay on air for ten days with the usual antennas farm for all bands/modes with 4x Icom 7000, 2x elecraft k2, 1x Icom 7200 and 4x amplifiers. The exact dates are November 19-29th, 2013. More information will be forthcoming soon, and soon will be a dedicated Web site online. Of course any donation for sponsorship for this new project will be very welcomed.

Official Web site is www.mdxc.org/bangladesh2013."
TN2, REPUBLIC OF CONGO (Update to OPDX.1114/Callsign and Web Change)
Once again in close cooperation between the DAGOE Foundation, Mercy Ships and 4 Dutch radio amateurs, planning is being done for a DXpedition to Republic of Congo. The Team will stay in Pointe Noire between September 28th and October 11th. The team will use the callsign TN2MS (not TN5MS as first announced) for this coming activity. For more details and updates, visit their Web page at:

Members of the "Italian Dxpedition Team" have announced the callsign, TO2TT, for their upcoming DXpedition to the Island of Mayotte Island between October 3-17th. Operators mentioned are Silvano/ I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/IK2HKT, Alberto/IZ2AXF and Mac/JA3USA. HF Pilot station: Fred, IK7JWY. The 6m Pilot station: Sergi, IK0FTA. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.

They will have with them four Elecraft K3 w/amps, one Spiderbeam (20-10m), two yagis (20-10m), three vertical antennas (80/40/30m), longwire for 160m and 3 element Cubical Quad for 6m. Online survey for band/mode needs is available on their Web page. For more details and updates, see the following related Web pages:

Official website: http://www.i2ysb.com
Official forum: http://www.hamradioweb.org

Look for IARU President Tim, VE6SH, to be active as V29SH Jumby Bay Island, Antigua (NA-100), between July 27th and August 3rd. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using a Elecraft KX3 with an amp into a Buddipole. QSL via VE6SH, direct or by the Bureau and LoTW.

XR0, JUAN FERNANDEZ (Press Release/Update #1) [edited]

"There has been a change to the team. Unfortunately, our friend and teammate Dino, CE3PG, is unable to go. In his place, Ron, PA3EWP, has been selected. Ron is a seasoned veteran of many DXpeditions throughout the world and is a terrific addition to our team. The XR0ZR team would like to welcome Ron on board and extend our thanks to Dino for the valuable contribution he has made to the organization DXpedition.

Fundraising has begun to pay for some of our expenses. For those Associations, Clubs, and individuals who have been so generous in donating funds for our DXpedition, we want to express our deepest gratitude.

To get on and off XR0ZR, it was necessary to secure a private aircraft which you can imagine is very costly. This is one of many reasons we continue to ask you to consider donating to our DXpedition. This can be done easily by using PayPal on our Web site. We want to thank in advance those who will help us realize this adventure.... 73 XR0ZR Team"

You can follow XR0ZR Team on the following media links at:
Website : http://www.juanfernandez2013.com
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/xr0zr/
Twitter : @xr0zr

The 4M5DX Group's Web page for their DXpedition to Aves Island (NA-020) is now active. The group plans to be active as YW0A sometime between November 1st, 2013, and February 28th, 2014. The group plans to be active on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, BPSK31, BPSK63 and SSTV. Suggested frequencies mentioned are:

CW - 1822, 3500-3520, 7020-7030, 10100-10110, 14030-14045, 18088- 18098, 21030-21045, 24890-24900 and 28015-28030 kHz
SSB - 1845, 3790, 7055, 14190-14266, 18145, 21295, 24975 and 28490 kHz
RTTY - 7040, 10140, 14090, 18100, 21080, 24920 and 28090 kHz
BPSK31 - 7038, 10137, 14071, 18100, 21070, 24920 and 28120 kHz
BPSK63 - 7038, 10137 and 14071 kHz
SSTV - 14232 kHz
6m - 50110-50115/CW and 50110 kHz
Operators mentioned are Alex/YV6CQ (Team Leader), Rafael/YV5RED (Team Co-Leader), Franco/YV1FM, Julio/YV1RDX, Pasquale/YV5KAJ Gregorio/YV5OK, Jose/YV5TX, Reinaldo/YV8AD, Juan/EA8RM, Diego/LU8ADX and Olli/OH0XX. QSL Manager is EB7DX; QSL direct or by the Bureau. An OQRS will be available for direct and Bureau QSL requests. All QSOs will be confirmed via LoTW. It is suggested to watch the following media Web pages at:
DXpedition's Web page - http://www.avesisland.info
4M5DX Group's Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/4M5DX
4M5DX Group's Twitter page - https://twitter.com/4m5dxgroup

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Contributors can now send/fax their DX information to the following number:
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If you are having a problem receiving bounced mail by sending mail to me via " kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org ",
please send mail to me via " kb8nw@arrl.net "...... TNX de Tedd KB8NW


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