The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1222
July 13, 2015
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
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EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE:
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late IARU HF World Championship announce- ments. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the IARU HF World Championship participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 3rd/July, through Friday, 10th/July there were 207 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, 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, PY, PY0F, PZ, S5, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, 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".
3C, EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Update)
Ken, LA7GIA, will be active as 3C7GIA (pending) from Malabo Island (AF-010) between November 12-23rd (not October 10-22nd as first announced). Activity will be on 80-10 meters. More details will be forthcoming.
Members of the Chinese Radio Amateur's Club (CRAC) and Chinese Radio Sports Association (CRSA) will be organizing HQ stations during this year's 2015 IARU HF World Championship (July 11-12th). Look for the following stations:
B1HQ -- 40m CW and 80m SSB B5HQ -- CW - 15m, 80m and 160mQSL all callsigns via BA4EG: Zheng Feng, 618-11-602 Huan Lin Xi Lu, Shanghai 200123, China.
B4HQ -- 40m SSB and 20m CW SSB - 20m and 160m
B7HQ -- 15m SSB; 10m CW and SSB
C6, BAHAMAS (Update)
After working in the country for 18 months, Tim, C6ATH, has departed the Bahamas and returned to the USA. Any contacts with C6ATH after 05/10/15 may be considered fraudulent. Also, his Bahamian license expired in June, and he did not apply for renewal, so the callsign is no longer a valid one. He will still honor QSL requests for contacts made prior to May 10, 2015. QSL info may be found on QRZ.com under C6ATH or AF1G.
CY9, ST. PAUL ISLAND (Update)
The St. Paul Island DXpedition scheduled for July 2016 has added another new member/operator to the team -- Bill, K5DHY. Bill is an avid DX'er, and officer of the LSDXA. The team thanks all who completed the survey on their website. Needs were clearly made for 6m and RTTY. They will plan to have a RTTY mode running most of the time; for sure they will keep an eye on 6m. Visit their Web site often for details as they develop at:
Ken, LA7GIA, will be on a one man DXpedition to Comoros (D6) between September 1423rd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Using a TS- 480 with a 500 watt amp, his antennas will be a yagi for (20/15/10m) and an all band vertical. Ken states, "QTH has excellent take off to NA/SA/EU. I will prioritize NA during evenings, great conditions are expected on 15m. License D67A to be issued this or next week." He is looking for sponsors. He has a Web page up and running with more info at:
E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS
Steve, KL7SB, is once again active as E51RAT from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) until July 12th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via NI5DX.
Operators Andy/UR4LRQ, Yaroslav/UW7LL and Igor/UY5LW will be active as ET3AA from the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society club station until August 21st. Activity will be on the HF Bands. QSLs for this operation only via US0LW.
FY, FRENCH GUYANA
Christian, F5UII, will once again be active as FY/F5UII from the radio club station FY5KE in Kourou City between July 20-28th. Activity will be limited because of his work, but look for him on 80-10 meters on SSB. He suggests to look for him during the weekday mornings about 1000-1100z and after 2100z. He may also make a side trip to Royal Island (SA-020) during the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and updates, visit:
GC4, WALES (Special Event)
Glyn, GW0ANA, will activate the special event station GC4BRS from Penarth Pier, a Victorian Pier built in 1894, on Saturday the 11th of July. Glyn states, "This special event will be transmitting from the end of the pier just like a little "Peninsular jutting out into the Bristol Channel" Ham radio Heaven." Info on pier is available at:
HAM RADIO 2015 LECTURES
Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC, from the Amateur Radio Section of ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and the Documentary Archives Radio Communications/QSL Collection, reports: Powerpoint presenta- tions with synchronized audio of keynote lectures at the Friedrichshafen (Germany) 2015 Ham Radio hamvention are now available on the Documentary Archive's Web page at:
Sandro, VE7NY, will be active as HV0A from Vatican between July 16-19th. Activity will be on the HF Bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via IK0FVC.
Look for the Italian Headquarter team to represent the Associazione Radioamatori Italiani (ARI) as II0HQ during the IARU HF World Championship (July 11-12th). QSL via the Bureau or LoTW.
AS-060. Kag, DS4DRE, will be active as DS4DRE/4 from Ui Island (WLOTA 1102) between July 15-31st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
AS-143. Operators Chen/BA7CK and Wu/BA7IA will be on a business trip to Yongxing Island for about 4-6 weeks. They will be on the air during their spare time, mostly on 20-6 meters using the IOTA frequencies and on CW/SSB/RTTY modes. QSL BA7CK via BA4TB, and BA7IA via his home callsign.
EU-028. Davide, IZ2ZOT, will be active as IA5/IZ2ZOT from Elba Island (IIA T016, MIA MI-022, WLOTA 0609) between now and July 18th. Operations are usually on SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.
EU-054. Sal, IT9BXR, will once again be active as IF9/IT9BXR from Favignana Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/DXpedition entry. QSL via IT9BXR.
EU-131. Members of the ARI Mestre Team will be active as IQ3ME/p from Lido Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via the Bureau.
EU-169. Alfredo, IK7JWX, and a team of operators will go on their third Italian IOTA DXpedition. Their next operation will be to Sazan Island (M.I.A. MA-01, ARLHS ALB-04 + 19 + 20, ILLW L-028, WW Loc JN90PM) between September 2-9th. The team received their callsign and license this week. Callsign will be ZA0I. QSL Manager for Italy is IK7JWX; for the world is IK2DUW. Look for updates and other details on QRZ.com.
EU-172. Jan, ON7JA, will be active as OZ/ON7JA from Isle Fyn during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). QSL via ON7JA.
EU-175. Joao, CU3AA, will be active as CU5/CU3DX from São Jorge Island between July 11-12th. Due to the IARU HF World Championship, 17 meters SSB will be the band mostly used. This activity will count for the awards: CTFF-0124, CUFF-005, WCA CT-00416, DMHP AZ-068, ARLHS AZO-019, WLOTA WL-1004, DFFP FP-145, DFP FAZ-05, PIP AC-005, DIP AZ-005, DMP 1904 and DDFP VLS-03. QSL via CU3EJ, by the Bureau or direct.
NA-055. Mike, W2IY, will be active from Mount Desert Island (USI ME-021S, WLOTA 1129, Hancock County, Maine) between now and August 5th. Activity will be holiday style and also include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
NA-067. Jon, WB8YJF, will once again be active as WB8YJF/4 from Ocracoke Island (USI NC001S) between July 19-26th. Activity will be on CW, SSB, and possibly RTTY. He plans to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). Please QSL direct for a fast QSL or via the Bureau.
NA-067. Operators Keith/W4KAZ and Nathan/N4YDU will be active as W4O from Ocracoke Island between July 23-26th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi-Op/ Single-Transmitter/Low-Power entry. Operations will be on 80-10 meters. QSL direct only to N4YDU.
Look for Ulli, DL1AH, to activate a couple of islands during/between September and November. Activity from the islands will be holiday style, and mostly SSB (some Digital) using 100 watts into a Triple Leg antenna for 40-10 meters. QSL only direct to his home callsign. His tentative schedule and islands are as follows:
Rota Island -- Callsign NH0/DL2AH; between September 30th and October 16th; DXCC - Mariana Island and IOTA OC-086PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 13-19th)
Yap Island -- Callsign V63AH; between October 18th and November 10th; DXCC - Micronesia and IOTA OC-012
Jul/13th HN Jul/16th AN Jul/18th AN Jul/14th HN Jul/17th AN Jul/19th DIS Jul/15th AN 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=6-9 100-400REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (July 10th) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3B8HC via NI5DX (d) IA5/IZ4JMA via IZ4JMA PA70VERON via PA7HPH 5B/RW9QA via RW9QA IF9/I2ADN via I2ADN R2015AS via RV9WB 5B/UA3RF via UA3RF LA/DF8KF/P via DF8KF R2015PB via RA6X 5Q3X via OZ3ZW N2M via K2TD R2015SA via UA6XT 9A/S52DK via S52DK OE/DL1KMN/P via DL1KMN RA/NT2X via NT2X A65CB via DU1AZ (B/L) OH1/IK3GES via IK3GES TK/F1MZQ via F1MZQ CT8/DL2RVL/P via (d/B) OK/N6MUF via DJ0YI TM1BT via F4ELU E51RAT via NI5DX (d) OK/SP9MA/P via SP9MA VP2V/K6TOP via K6TOP (d/L) FS/W6IZT via N7XG OM/HA6NL via HA6NL VU2HBC via DL7BC HB0Y/PD5AX via PD5AX ON15BWP via ON3FU W1G via WO4L HL15UG via HL4CCM PA15TOUR via PI4UTR ZA/US2YW via US2YW (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW onlyA35RK/A35A QSL INFO (Update). Paul Kidd, KK6H, reports to OPDX: "This is to let you know that my long-time QSL Manager, Bob Preston, W7TSQ, has retired from handling any further QSL requests for the following calls: A35RK, A35RK/P, A35A, A35HQ, 3D2RK, KK6H, KH6/KK6H, KH8/KK6H and ZL/KK6H. Confirmations for any of the above are now available on LoTW only. Bob has been my QSL Manager since 1994. He has mentored, encouraged, and cajoled me through a long, enjoyable, and successful DX adventure. He spent countless hours logging and answering about 80,000 QSL requests for me; he organized numerous contest and award submissions; he made several trips to Tonga and Fiji to bring me radios, antennas, and parts. Whatever paper I have on the wall, I owe to his efforts. Bob is a trouper, a really good guy, and an excellent friend and companion. Thanks, Bob. You're the best!"
QSL MANAGER ANNOUNCED. Ron, AC7DX, announced that he will be the QSL Manager for CQ8Z during the IARU HF Contest.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4Z4DX, 5Q2J, 5R8UI, 7Z1JA, 7Z1SJ, 9M2CNC, 9V1SV, 9V1YC, A65BP, C21EU, C5YK, CM2IR, CN8KD, CT9/DK4JM, D68C, F5IN, HI3LFE, HK1X, HP1RN, HS0ZIA, J68HZ, JA2PFO, JE6EKC/3, JT1CD, JW2US (EU-063), PU70FEB, PX2A, R2015C, RA3ZH, S56A, SM3EVR, SM3EVR, SP2AEK, SV2JAO, TY2CD, US1UX, VE3MIS, VP2MKV, VU2MUD, XE2CQ, YB4IR/9, Z81B, ZP6CW and ZV2K
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3G0ZC, 5J0B, 9M2SE (AS-046), 9N7FD, DS2GOO/4 (AS-084), DV1UD/P (OC-093), J79JA, KG4YL, KT5BSA (NA-066), PW0F, PW2C (SA-024), VP2ETE, YB5M (OC-262), YB8RW (OC-246) and ZV2VS (SA-028) * There was a typo in last week's bulletin. TI9/3Z9D should have been TI9/3Z9DX.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4A2I, 4J0FR, 9A0HQ, AM03GHZ, CT8T, EI3KD, EI4HQ, EI5KV, EI7JK, EI9KC, EI0CAR, EI13CLAN, FH/FM5CD, FO5RH, FM/F5AHO, FP/F5KAQ, FR1GV, GM3YTS, HC2IOH, MU0GSY, ON1218KNH, PT2AP, PT2ADM, PT2GMA, PT2ON, PT2OP, PT2PPP, PT3AX, PV2M, PY3ACD, PY3BSG, PY3KV, TK4LS, TK5AE, TO10RR, XE2AA, XE2EX, ZW20AS, ZZ80CE, ZZ80ES, ZZ80MA, ZZ80MG, ZZ80PR, ZZ80RN, ZZ80RR and ZZ80SP
S7, SEYCHELLES (Update/Change)
Stan, EI6DX, will be active as S79OWZ from Mahé Island (AF-024) between July 16-30th (not 7-18th). Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. Equipment is a K3 transceiver with an ACOM 1000 amp into a CrankIR vertical with elevated radials installed on the beach. QSL via RX3RC, by the Bureau or direct. For more details and updates, watch:
Operators Andy/DL5CW, Thomas/DL5LYM and Gerhard/DJ5IW are now active as V5/homecall from Namibia until July 15th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via their home callsigns. Look for them to be active as V55HQ during the IARU HF World Championship (July 11-12th). QSL V55HQ via DL9NDS.
IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH, will be active from VE6SV's Contest Station (with operators VE6SV, VE6SH, VE6RST and VE6LDX) using the special callsign VE690IARU during the IARU HF World Championship (July 11-12th)as a Multi-Single entry and providing the “AC” multiplier. The somewhat unique callsign celebrates the 90th anniversary of the founding of the IARU in May, 1925. QSL by LoTW or direct via VE6SH.
W, UNITED STATES
Milt, N5IA, will be active as W1AW/5 from New Mexico in the IARU HF World Championship (July 11-12th). Activity will be only on 160 meters utilizing the N5BG/NI5T station. He will operate both modes (CW/SSB), splitting up each hour into segments as the demand requires.
Bill, K8TE, will be active as W1AW/5 and operate 10 meter CW, and 40 meter SSB when 10m is closed. He mentions that they will have six other stations who will keep W1AW/5 on-the-air for the entire event.
Champ, E21EIC, is once again active as XW1IC from Laos between now and July 14th. QSL via OQRS or E21EIC.
Slava, US2YW, is now active as ZA/US2YW from Ksamil until July 16th. Activity will be holiday style 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. Most of his activity will be on meters using a TS-590 and Inverted Vee antenna. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, direct or OQRS.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS
Bill, W5SJ, will once again be active as ZF2EZ from Grand Cayman Island (NA-016, WLOTA LH-1042) between July 16-20th. Some operations will be from the "Cayman Amateur Radio Society" (ZF1A) club station and some from the QTH of Andrew/ZF1EJ's shack. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters. QSL via W5JAY.
2015 IARU CONTEST
The 2015 International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) HF World Championship is this weekend between July 11th at 1200 UTC and July 12th 1200 UTC. The object of the contest is to contact other amateurs around the world, especially IARU officials and member-society HQ stations in as many ITU zones as possible. Look for activity on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters using CW and SSB. You will find detailed information at:
Callsign HQ Callsign HQ Callsign HQ Callsign HQ -------- ---- -------- ---- -------- ---- -------- ---- 4K7Z FRS E7HQ BH LY0HQ LRMD VE5RAC RAC 4L0HQ NARG EF4HQ URE LZ1US R1 VE690IARU AC 4O0S MARP EF8U URE LZ7HQ BFRA VK100ANZAC WIA 4O3A R1 EI0HQ IRTS NU1AW/7 IARU VP2M MARS 4V0HQ RCH EI3IO R1 OA4O RCP VP2V BVIRL 4X4ARC IARC EK0HQ FRRA OE0HQ OVSV VP9HQ RSB 5C8A ARRAM EL2BEN LRAA OH2HQ SRAL VR2HK HARTS 5Z4RS ARSK EM5HQ UARL OL5HQ CRC VU2GMN R3 7X2HQ ARA ER7HQ ARM OM8HQ SARA W1AW/5 ARRL 8N1HQ JARL ES9A ERAU OP0HQ UBA W6ROD AC 8N3HQ JARL ES9HQ ERAU OY1CT FRA XE1KK R2 8N4HQ JARL ET3AA EARS OZ1HQ EDR XE1LM FMRE 8N8HQ JARL EW5HQ BFRR OZ7IS/M R1 XR3HQ RCCH 9A0HQ HRS G3BJ AC P40HQ AARC XV4Y VARC 9K2RR R1 GR2HQ RSGB PA6HQ VERON XX9A ARM 9K9HQ KARS HB0HQ AFVL PJ2HQ VRONA YB0AZ R3 9M4DXX MARTS HB9FPM R1 PT2ADM R2 YE0HQ ORARI 9V9HQ SARTS HB9HQ USKA R3HQ SRR YL4HQ LRAL 9Y4HQ TTARS HG0HQ MRASZ S50HQ ZRS YR0HQ FRR 9Y4X R2 HK3LR LCRA SJ8HQ SSA YS0YS CRAS A25HQ BARS HL0HQ KARL SN0HQ PZK YS1MS R2 A71HQ QARS HL1AQQ R3 SU1SK ERASD YT0HQ SRS AT150HQ ARSI HP0HQ LPRA SX0HQ RAAG YV5AJ RCV B1HQ CRAC HQ2W RCH SX1RAAG RAAG YV5AM R2 B4HQ CRAC HQ50RCH RCH T40HQ FRC Z30HQ RSM B5HQ CRAC HS0AC RAST T70HQ ARRSM Z32TO R1 B7HQ CRAC HU0YS CRAS TC3HQ TRAC ZA1A AARA BV0HQ CTARL II0HQ ARI TF3IRA IRA ZF1A CARS C4HQ CARS JA1CJP R3 TG0AA CRAG ZL2AZ R3 C91HQ LREM JE1MUI R3 TG9AGD R2 ZL6A NZART CE3PG R2 JT1KAA MRSF TI0HQ RCCR ZL6HQ NZART CE3AA RCCH K0QB R2 TM0HQ REF ZP5AA RCP CR5HQ REP LA2RR AC TU2CI ARAI ZS4BS R1 CX1AA RCU LN2HQ NRRL UN1HQ KFRR ZS9HQ SARL DA0HQ DARC LU4AA/F RCA V55HQ NARL ZW0HQ LABRE DL9KCE R1 LU4AA/H RCA V8FEO BDARA DX0HQ PARA LX0HQ RL VE3YV R2
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