OPDX Bulletin 1165 June 2, 2014

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1165
BID: $OPDX.1165
June 2, 2014
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, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5GS, K6VVA, K8GG, K8GI, K8YSE, KF8UN, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DL2VFR, DL4AAE, DS2GOO, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JA1XGI, ON4ZD, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PS7AB, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE7TK and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 25th-May, through Sunday, 1st-June there were 218 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, S0, S5, SM, SP, ST, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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".

7Q, MALAWI (Reminder)
Kenneth, LA7GIA, will be active as 7Q7GIA from Lilongwe between May 31st and June 8th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. Antennas will be a vertical and wire antennas. QSL via his home callsign.

AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Wataru, JA3IUY, will be active as AH0CI from the Saipan Rental Shack (Himawari Hotel) [USI NI-002S, WLOTA 1333), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086), between June 21-22nd. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

D2, ANGOLA
. Nick, HB9EFK, is now active as D2/HB9EFK from Angola until June 6th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.

DXCC NEWS
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following operations are approved for DXCC credit:

XW7T - Laos; 2014 Operation
ZA/IZ4JMA - Albania; 2013 and 2014 Operations
If you have one or both of these rejected in a recent submission please send an E-mail to bmoore@arrl.org to be placed on the list to have your record updated.

CE0Y, EASTER ISLAND (Early Announcement)
A team of Japanese operators will be active as CE0Y/homecall (pending) from Hare Kapone on Easter Island between January 9-17th, 2015 (next year). Operators mentioned are Tatsuo/ JA3ARJ, Masumi/JA3AVO, Shozo/JA3HJI, Jusei/JA3IVU, Kunio/JH3LSS, YL Hiroko/ JH3PBL and Shima/JI3DNN. Some of these operators are from the Lord Howe Island DXpedition last year. Activity will be holiday style on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via the operator's instructions. For more details and updates, watch the following:

http://www.nakade.jp/ce0y.htm
http://ja3avo.blog81.fc2.com

E4, PALETINE
Licensed last week, operators Walaa/E41WT and his XYL Mai/E41MT from Gaza is expected to be on air soon. Their QSL Manager is Ayman, KB9GSY, who is also looking for donations of ham gear, antennas, and etc... for the husband and wife team. If interested, get in touch directly with him or visit:

https://fundly.com/e41wt-e41mt
More updates will be forthcoming.

E6, NIUE
Haru, JA1XGI, has announced his next operation will be from Niue between December 1-6th. His expected callsign will be E6XG. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, looking for EU/NA on lower bands. Mode will be CW (mainly), SSB and the Digital. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. An OQRS will be available on ClubLog. A Web page will be announced soon.

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN
Operators Roman/DL3TU and Uwe/DL4AAE will once again be active as HB0/DL3TU/p and HB0/DL4AAE/p during the second half of September or early October. Weather permitting, they will attempt to operate from the summit Augstenberg (2359 meters A.S.L.) using CW only on the higher bands with an emphasis on Asia. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau. For updates and details, visit Roman's Web page at:

http://www.dl3tu.darc.de

IOTA NEWS
AF-083. Tony, IK0GDG, will be active as 3V8/IK0GDG/P from Djerba Island until June 8th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign. One source is reporting, "According to infor- mation received from the Tunisian Radioamateurs this operation is illegal."

EU-004. Gordon, MM0GOR, will be active from Ibiza Island (DIE E-023, WLOTA 0958) between June 1-6th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters SSB only. QSL via the Bureau to MM0GOR is preferred.

EU-008. Geoffrey, M5GAC, will be active as MM5GAC/p from the Isle of Islay (IOSA NH22, SCOTIA CS25, WLOTA 1826), Inner Hebrides, between June 15-27th. Activity will be on 80/40/20 meters using mainly SSB. QSL via M5GAC, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-028. Stefano, IV3LZQ, will be active as IA5/IV3LZQ from Giglio Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode entry. QSL via his home callsign direct only (see QRZ.com).

EU-029. Ric, DL2VFR, will be active from Enoe Island (DIA SJ-028) and the Karrebaek, Dybsoe og Avnoe Fjorde (WWFF OZFF-084) between July 19th and August 1st. He will also be an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). Activity will be on the HF bands using mostly CW. QSL via DL2VFR, by the Bureau or direct.

EU-060. Operators George/SV2BRT, Thomas/SV2CLJ, Christos/SV2DGH, Gianni/ SV2FPU, Sakis/SV2HNC and Evangelos/SV2RJV will be active as J48TSL from Skyros Island between June 13-19th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via SV2DGH. Visit their FaceBook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/J48TSL-Skyros-isl-2014/494325643943647?ref=hl

EU-068. Members of the Charente DX Group (CDXG) will be active as TM0O from Ouessant Island (DIFM AT001) between June 14-21st. Activity will be on all bands and modes. Operators mentioned Eric/F5LOW, Laurent/F5MNK, F6HKA (Bertrand) and Leon/ON4ZD/OS0S. QSL via ON4ZD, preferred for both ways direct or by the Bureau requests. An OQRS will be available by ClubLog. Online log will be on QRZ.com and their Web site at:

http://www.charentedxgroupe.fr

EU-128. By the time you read this, Markus, DJ4EL (V31ME), will be active from Fehmarn (GIA O-01) and uninhabited island and/or Warder (GIA O-32) a private island until June 1st. On Fehmarn, he will on 12/17m and on Warder he will be on 20/40m SSB. Grid is JO54nk. QSL via his home callsign (direct/bureau/LoTW).

IOTA SURVEY (South Korea)
Han, DS2GOO, and the members of Korea Contest Club are politely asking fellow DXers/Contesters what South Korean IOTA references are needed in a opened survey online at:

http://www.d9k.org/xe/vote_iota
Anyone may vote and choose multiple IOTA references possible in this survey. Expiration of this survey is end of June.

After the survey, they will not only provide an official result to the DX communities but also refer to it for their next IOTA activities. They hope for many votes from the world and want to know the actual demands for HL IOTA groups.

K6VVA IOTA SURVEY (Press Release)
K6VVA 2014 IOTA PROGRAMME SURVEY FOR PARTICIPANTS & NON-PARTICIPANTS

This 3 minute multi-purpose personal "Research" Survey is for both IOTA Programme Participants (those who submit QSLs for IOTA credit), as well as for NON-Partici- pants from the DX Community.

With about 40% of all DXCC entities being IOTA counters, I am also very interested in reasons why more DX'ers never submit QSLs for any IOTA Award credit.

The IOTA Committee has not asked for this questionnaire to be issued, and any info sent to them will be out of courtesy to the Committee. The survey data will be an assistance in my future IOTA Expedition planning, videos and publications.

Tnx in advance to all those who participate in this brief survey which is "ANONYMOUS" with NO Callsign and NO email address required.

K6VVA IOTA SURVEY URL: http://www.k6vva.com/iotasurvey
FYI & 73, -- Rick - K 6 V V A * The Locust

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Akira, JH0CKF, will be active as AF1Y/KH0 from the Saipan Rental Shack (Himawari Hotel) [USI NI-002S, WLOTA 1333), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086), for a short operation between June 4-6th. Activity will be holiday style, after sunset, on 20-6 meters using SSB. QSL via DU1/JH0CKF (QSL Manger) via DU Bureau. Please DO NOT send to AF1Y (either Bureau or postal mailing address in Miami). If you would like to exchange QSL cards directly, please send SASE to the postal mailing address: Akira Yokoyama, 7078 Hokujo Hakuba, Nagano 399-9301, JAPAN. For more details about the Saipan Rental Shack, visit the following Web page at:

http://saipan.rental-shack.com/english/index.html

MJ, JERSEY
Kazunori, M0CFW/JK3GAD, will be active as MJ5Z during the CQ WW DX RTTY Contest (September 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or via M0CFW. Look for activity before and after the contest using the callsign MJ0CFW.

P29, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (IOTA Tour)
An international team will once again visit islands belonging to Papua New Guinea between September 11-30th. Operators mentioned are Derek/G3KHZ, Hans/SM6CVX, Eddy/K5WQG, and Non-ham Stig Nyman. Derek, G3KHZ/P29NI, states [edited], "The team will meet in Singapore on Sept. 10th, and then fly together. There will be no boat journeys this time. Our friendly captain Rod put his boat ("M/V Barbarian") up for sale. This will probably be our last DXpedition to this territory. We have a quantity of gear stored in Papua New Guinea. This includes generators, Spiderbeam poles, coaxial cable, tents, tables and chairs, etc. If anyone is interested in going there this equipment is available. If there is no interest we will probably bring some of the gear back home with us. The islands scheduled by the full team will be:

September 11-14th - Callsign P29VCX; New Britain Island (OC-008). QSL via SM6CVX.
September 15-20th - Callsign P29NI; Kranket Island (OC-258). QSL via G3KHZ.
September 21-25th - Callsign P29VCX; Kiriwina Island (OC-115). QSL via SM6CVX.
September 25-30th - Callsign P29NI; Loloata Island (OC-240). QSL via G3KHZ.
Activity will probably be on 40-10 meters with operations being mainly CW but there will be a station daily on SSB (mainly on 20m and 15m) and there will be some RTTY. They do have a Web page at:
http://p29ni.weebly.com

PACIFIC IOTA TOUR
Dmitry, RM2A (ex. RW6AML), will activate from the following IOTAs during the first two weeks of July.

July 1-2nd - Callsign 3D2ML; from Beachcomber Island, Mamanuka IOTA Group (OC-121), Fiji
July 3-7th - Callsign 5W0ML; Upolu Island, Samoa (??-097)
July 8-13th - Callsign 3D2ML; Nanuya Balavu Island, Yasawa Group (OC-156), Fiji
July 13th - Callsign 3D2ML; Viti Levu Island, Fiji (??- 016)
Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (June 2-8th)

 Jun/02nd AN      Jun/05th  AN      Jun/07th  HN
 Jun/03rd AN      Jun/06th  AN      Jun/08th  AN
 Jun/04th HN


   SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
   ======================================================
    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
PY, BRAZIL (Special Prefixes)
To celebrate the 2014 World Cup Football (Soccer) being played in Brazil, the Brazilian amateurs radio stations have been authorized between June 12th and July 13th to use the special callsign/prefixes by doubling the number of the original callsign. For example: PY1AA: PY11AA, PS7AA: PS77AA, PP7AA: PP77AA, etc.... Look for activity on all bands and modes. For more information, visit:
http://www.labre.org.br

QSL INFO AND NEWS

  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (May 25th and June 1st)
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3B8FA via NI5DX (d)       EH2OLA via EA2URD (*)     PA/DH2MS/MM via DH2MS
  3W1T via RW6HS (d/L)      ES0/OH7KA via OH3KAV      PH50EHHO via PA4HM (B)
  4X266POPE via 4Z1TL       EV2014ICE via EU4AG       PS2T via K3IRV
  5B/G3UCQ via G3UCQ (L)    G4R via G4RFR (B)         PW2D via M0OXO
  7QNL via PA1AW            GB70DDAY via G0TOC        PY8/UA4WHX/p via UA4WHX
  7S6W via SM6MIS           HB9/IW2NEF/P via IW2NEF   SC3DX via SM3NRY
  A35JP/P via JA0RQV        HG10CC via HA3JB          SK3SN via SM3KIF
  A61ZA via A61ZA           HG504BARS via (e)         SN0NSD via SP8YWK
  A92AA via IZ8CLM          HL2ZBD/3 via JK3IJQ       SN120MMK via SP5KOG
  B1W via BY1CW             IH9/I2YSB via I2YSB (d)   SV0XCC/9 via LZ1YE
  BD6OT via BA4EG (B)       II0COTA via IZ4SUC        SV3/SM4KYN via SM4KYN
  CB44CC via XQ7UP (d)      II5COTA via IZ4SUC        SV9/W1NN/P via W1NN
  CN3A via IV3ZXQ or (L)    IQ7FG/IL7 via IQ7FG       TM1INT via F5CWU
  CO6HLP via EA7FTR         J79JS via EA3GUO          TM4U via ON8AZ
  CR5EM via CS5CRE          JW/W2NAF via W2NAF        TM5FI via F5XX
  CS2W via HB9CRV           KL7/ON7HJA via ON7HJA     TM80D via F4ELK
  CS5ARO via (CT-B)         LX/DF1LON via DF1LON      UT/F5RAV via F5RAV
  CT9/DG5WU/P via DG5WU     LY10N via LY2KM           UT7E via UT7EZZ
  D3AA via UA1QV (d)        MJ5Z via M0CFW and (L)    WP2/WC3W via WC3W
  EA8/RA1A via RA1A         MM2N via MM0GPZ           YF1AR/5 via N2OO
  ED7P via EA7PP            OE/DJ2FR via DJ2FR        YL2014W via YL3CW
  EF3W via EA3GXJ (L/e)     OG30OJ via OH3OJ          YP1989TM via YP1989TM
  EG3PLE via EA3FNI         OH10A via OH3WW           Z38/PA2CHR via PA2CHR
  EG4FAS via EA4FAS         OK/DL6UNF/P via DL6UNF    ZD7PAS via ZD7DL
  EG5FAS via EA4FAS         OK8WFF/P via DL7RAG       ZL2IO via DK7AO
  EG7FAS via EA4FAS         OM150JM via OM7AX         ZS6/JF1OSL via JF1OSL
  EG8FAS via EA4FAS         OZ0EDR/P via OZ7ADZ       ZV20GPDX via PT7ZT


    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (*) QSL not needed
VK9MT MELLISH REEF QSL CARDS (Press Release)
On Monday, June 2, 2014, all outgoing VK9MT Mellish Reef QSL cards will be mailed from the United Kingdom.

Included in the mailing are all (received to date) OQRS requests, all requests made directly to the QSL manager and bulk packages of outgoing cards to:

      Danish DX Group            Mediterraneo DX Club
      DX-Italia                  Swiss DX Foundation
      German DX Foundation
All individual letters are posted by Priority Business Mail and should arrive in 5 - 7 working days. This depends of course on your local postal service. Please contact our QSL manager Tim Beaumont, M0URX, for any letter that does NOT arrive by July 1st. Sample cards for those clubs and foundations that requested them will be handled individually.

Additionally, requests for confirmation through the worldwide bureau system will be bulk mailed Priority Business Mail to the worldwide bureaus. LoTW was uploaded shortly after the DX-pedition.

We would like to thank Tim, and his team for their excellent service and attention to detail. Tim reminds everyone that the fastest way to get your QSL is through OQRS.

And, of course, we would like to thank everyone that worked us, we are happy to confirm many All Time New Ones and band fills. We appreciate the support from the global foundations, clubs and individual donors who made this project possible.

For more information: vk9mt.com

ZF2AW QSL
Randy, W5UE, reports on May 23rd: "Any activity by ZF2AW this past week will be QSL via W5UE. K6AW is there as part of the ZF1A WPX team and decided to do some pre-contest operating. Sorry for any confusion that has existed on this."

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW 4U1UN, DF7EF, EA5RD, EH5ANT, GM4WZL, HL5FUA, J88HL, KH6RC, SV2JAO, UA1ANR, UT7UJ, VK9MT, VP2MPG, W1AW/KP4, YB4IR/5 and XZ1J

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3A60ARM, 3C0BYP, AH0K, CW5F, EA9/DL2RNS, EP3HF, FO/K7ST, HS0ZIN, SV2ASP/A, UN5J, V63PSK, VU4K and XZ1J

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!

SPANISH TOUR (Europe/South America)
Byron, KF8UN, informs he will be traveling this summer, as well as operating from three Spanish speaking countries. Activity will be on 40-15 meters, possibly other bands because he is using a G5RV. His tentative schedule is as follows:

July 31st-August 9th -- Callsign KF8UN/EA from Segovia, Spain.
August 13-24th -- Callsign KF8UN/LU in Argentina and KF8UN/PY in Brazil. He plans visiting the Province of Jujuy, Buenos Aires, and Misiones in Argentina, as well as spending sometime at Iguazu Falls.
QSL via his home callsign direct.

T31, CENTRAL KIRIBATI
It was announced this past week that members of the 2013 XR0ZR Juan Fernandez Island DXpedition November) is planning an operation to Kanton Island sometime in November 2014. More information is forthcoming. It is recommended to watch the DxFamily Web page for future updates at:

http://dxfamily.com

T8, PALAU (Early Announcement)
Operators Mike/JA6EGL, Hirotaka/JA6KYU, Yasu/JA6UBY and Yu/JE6DND will once again be active as T88SM, T88HS, T88CP, and T88HK, respectively, from Koror Island (OC-009) between January 9-15th, 2015 (next year). Activity will be 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns (direct only).

TF, ICELAND
Gust, ON6KE, will be active as TF/ON6KE from Iceland (EU-021, WLOTA 2975) between June 27th and July 4th. Activity will be holiday style (early mornings and evenings and on-off during trips) on the HF bands using CW, SSB and JT65. Equipment is a FT-817ND and magnetic loop. QSL via LoTW or eQSL (no QSL cards).

VK9 DX-VACATION (Update)
A JA team is planning to be active from Christmas Island (VK9X) and Cocos-Keeling Island (VK9C) sometime between late July and early August. Operators mentioned are Mars/JA3FVJ, Ichiro/JA3QWN, Ikuo/JA3TJA, Masa/JF3PLF and Taka/JH3FUK. Callsigns have been announced. Their tentative schedule is as followings:

VK9EC (Cocos Keeling) - between July 29th and August 2nd; IOTA OC-002
VK9EX (Christmas Island) - between August 2-8th; IOTA OC-003
Activity will be holiday style on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, FM, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via JF3PLF, direct or by the Bureau (within one year of operation!). Uploads to LoTW or ClubLog will be available after their operation (Highly recommended). A Web page is available, but is still under construction at:
http://vk9.nobody.jp/index.html

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