OPDX Bulletin 810 May 28, 2007

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 810
BID: $OPDX.810
May 28, 2007
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 Web Page, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q, K2DBK, W2VU, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, NN7A, K8YSE, KU9C, NA9N, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, 9M2TO, DK8JB, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, F4EUN, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8EDJ, JA7QVK, OK1DOT, ON7RU, RSGB IOTA, SP9MRO, SV0XAW, TA3YJ, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3LYC, VE3ZIK and VE3ZZ for the following DX information.

This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQ WW WPX CW Contest announcements. For more details and the complete set of rules, visit the Web page:

Also, remember to visit Bill's, NG3K, CQWW WPX CW Contest listing of stations that are expected to be active at:

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 18th/May, through Friday, 25th/May there were 215 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, 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, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z7, ZA, ZB, 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).

3B6, AGALEGA ISLANDS (DXpedition Update)
Team leader, Witek, SP9MRO, announced in a press release that the Polish DXpedition to Agalega Island, which was rescheduled to take place between June 6-18th, has received the new callsign 3B6DX for their operation. The DXpedition schedule has also been announced. Here are the details:

* The main group will start the trip at Okecie airport in Warsaw on Monday morning, May 28th at 8:30 AM.
* They will be landing in Mauritius on Tuesday morning at 6:10 AM, May 29th.
* Tuesday through Friday - The team will be busy in Mauritius.
* Early Saturday morning, the team will start their trip to Agalega Islands by boat.
* They are expecting to see Agalega's land on Tuesday, June 5th
* Just after their arrival on Agalega, they will start building their antennas.
* They expect to be active from 3B6 the morning of June 6th at the latest.
* They will start to head back to Mauritius on Monday, June 18th.
* The team will have a flight on Sunday evening back to Poland.
* The DXpedition team will be back at Okecie airport in Warsaw on Monday, June 25th at 14:15.
Witek, SP9MRO, states, "We would like to thank all of you who donated to us once again. All of those who would like to support the DXpedition are kindly asked for their generosity. Postponing the expedition let us solve 90% of the problems that aroused before, but we still have more problems ahead of us. That is why all, even the littlest, donations are very important for us, and we would like to thank you for all of them!" For more details and updated, visit:

Alex, GM0DHZ, informs that he will be here for a 5 week holiday starting November 19th. He will be active with operators from 3V8SS. This will be a holiday-style operation with activity on 80-10 meters and possibly 160m, CW and SSB. QSL via info on (QRZ.com).

Vaho, 4L8A, will be active during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/High-Power entry. QSL via DJ1CW, by the Bureau or direct.

Mamuka , 4L2M, will be active during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via EA7FTR.

4O, MONTENEGRO (ITU Assigns A Prefix)
Montenegro became a new country (DXCC entity) last June, and has been waiting for the ITU to assign an Amateur Radio callsign block since then. The International Tele- communications Union (ITU) did not want to give Montenegro an entirely new prefix, so it required the states of Montenegro and Serbia to agree upon one or two prefixes from the five existing prefixes (4N, 4O, YT, YU and YZ) assigned to the former Serbia-Montenegro. An agreement was reached on May 11th, and the prefix "4O" is now listed as Montenegro's prefix. Montenegro stations will be using the prefix block 4O0 through 4O9. Serbia stations will continue to use YT and YU prefixes, but the ITU has taken 4N and YZ prefixes for future reassignment. DXers are reminded to please update their logging programs.

Nick, G3RWF, will be active as 5B/G3RWF near Polis, June 2-30th. This will be a holiday operation, so he will operate SSB, RTTY and PSK during his spare time.

Operators Stefano/IK2QEI, Ahmed/CN8WK, Bacha/CN8WW and Andy/YO3JR will be active with the special callsign 5D5A during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (March 26-27th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via I2WIJ.

Look for 7X0RY to be active during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest,(May 26-27th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (80m) entry. QSL via the (QRZ.com) address.

9M2/9M4, WEST MALAYSIA (Special Event, Contest and IOTA Op)
Tex, 9M2TO, informs OPDX that members of the Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitter Society (MARTS) will use their special contest callsign 9M4DXX during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/ Single-TX entry. The MARTS contest team will be active from Penang Island (AS-015). QSL via the 9M2 Bureau or direct to 9M2TO. Visit their Web page at:


The following is a NEWS RELEASE came from Richard Moseson, W2VU, Editor of CQ Amateur Radio:

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: Saturday, May 19, 2007
CQ Announces Hall of Fame Inductees for 2007 (Dayton, Ohio - May 19, 2007) - CQ Amateur Radio magazine today announced this year's inductees into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame and the CQ Contest and DX Halls of Fame. There are 15 inductees into the Amateur Radio Hall of Fame and three new members each of the DX Hall of Fame and the Contest Hall of Fame.

CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame
The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors individuals who: 1) Whether licensed hams or not, who have made significant contributions to amateur radio; and/or 2) As licensed amateurs, have made significant contributions either to amateur radio, to their professional careers or to some other aspect of life on our planet. This year's inductees are, in alphabetical order:

Catona, Phillip W2JAV (SK) - RTTY pioneer, inventor of the modern-day terminal unit
Flaherty, Paul N9FZX (SK) - co-inventor of Alta Vista search engine
Geloso, John I1JGM, Italian amateur radio manufacturer
Griffin, Michael, NR3A - NASA Administrator
Hillier, James ex-VE3SH (SK) - co-inventor of scanning electron microscope; former head of RCA Labs
Johnson, Herb W6KQI (ex-W7GRA) - Founder of Swan Electronics
Lewallen, Roy W7EL - Developer of EZ-NEC antenna modeling software
Lindquist, Rick N1RL - As ARRL Senior News Editor, he has been responsible for the past decade for keeping the amateur community updated on new developments, via the ARRL Letter and the ARRLWeb news pages.
MacDonald, Copthorne VY2CM - Developer of slow-scan TV (SSTV), author, philosopher
McArthur, Bill KC5ACR - Astronaut who set various ham radio operating records from the International Space Station, including being the first person to complete WAS (Worked All States), WAC (Worked All Continents) and DXCC (DX Century Club) from orbit.
Miller, Don W9NTP - SSTV pioneer; developed (with KB9VAK) first high- definition digital SSTV protocol and program.
Tristao, Louis KG6VY (SK) - Inventor of crank-up tower
Tucker, Durward J., W5VU (SK) - Helped promote and popularize RTTY in the 1950s; oilman and Managing Director of WRR Radio, Dallas
Weiss, Adrian (Ade) W0RSP (ex-K8EEG) - leading proponent and promoter of QRP (low-power communications) in the 1970s and 80s
Winder, Farrell, W8ZCF - Transmitted first SSTV signals to MIR space station. Active with MAREX (MIR Amateur Radio EXperiment) and Suitsat-1 planning teams
CQ DX Hall of Fame
There are three new inductees this year into the CQ DX Hall of Fame:

Roger Western, G3SXW, and Nigel Cawthorne, G3TXF, were nominated together. Roger and Nigel are avid DXpeditioners and have activated many rare locations with their two-man, CW-only, expeditions. To date, Nigel has operated from 44 DX locations, while Roger has been on the air from 37. Nigel owns what may be the world's largest collection of QSL cards. In fact, he recently completed an addition to his home solely to house his QSL collection! In addition to his trips with Nigel, Roger is a founding member of the "Voodudes" contest DXpedition group, a member of the CQ Contest Hall of Fame, and an international adviser to the CQ World Wide DX Contest Committee. He has also authored two books, Up Two: Adventures of a DXpeditioner and Contesting in Africa: Multi-Multi on the Equator.

Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ, is co-editor (with his wife, Valeria, IK1ADH) of 425 DX News, the leading DX bulletin in Europe and one of the most popular in the world. The newsletter is published online in both Italian and English, with some 15,000 subscribers to the English version alone. Mauro is also a very active DXer, holding most of the major DX awards, sits on the Radio Society of Great Britain's IOTA committee, and is Vice Secretary General and HF Award Manager for ARI, the Italian national amateur radio association.

CQ Contest Hall of Fame
The CQ Contest Hall of Fame inducts three new members this year as well:

Fred Capossela, K6SSS, is a past CQ World Wide DX Contest Director and, for the past 40 years, has maintained and annually updated the CQWW All-Time Records List. It was under Fred's direction that the CQWW became the world's most popular and most professionally-run amateur radio contest. The first contester to run the contest, Fred introduced the rigorous verification standards for contacts and multipliers, developed the All-Time Records List, set the current contest dates and introduced the Band-by-Band top scorers' matrix. It was Fred's dedication to running the contest in a fair, honest and professional manner that laid the foundation for the CQWW's current stature.

Phil Goetz, N6ZZ (SK), has the distinction of having operated the CQWW DX Contest from each of the world's 40 CQ zones - one of only two amateurs ever to accomplish this feat (Dick Norton, N6AA, is the other) - and missed operating in the CQWW only three times in the 47 years between 1960 and 2006. Phil was a member of the first ARRL Contest Advisory Committee and served three separate times on the CQWW Contest Committee. In addition, he was a judge at every World Radio Teamsport Championship (WRTC) event, except in 2002, when he was a contestant. Phil became a Silent Key earlier this year.

Tom Taormina, K5RC, has been contesting since 1959, when he entered the ARRL Sweepstakes and made a whopping 35 contacts. His scores improved dramatically since then, and he has held several records and won several national and divisional championships. He has also mentored a string of world-class contesters, who have themselves gone on to record-setting performances. Tom helped develop the Multi-Two category in the ARRL DX contests and helped create the North American QSO Party. He is also a past member of the CQ WW Contest Committee and a past Editor of the National Contest Journal. Tom is also active in DXing and public service communications.

Zik, VE3ZIK, a member of the "Contestgroup IONOSQUEEZERS" (OV Bonn) will be active as DD4B during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (possibly 20 or 15m) entry. QSL via DL3PS, by the DARC QSL bureau.

Franky, ON7RU, will be active from the Gran Canaria (AF-004) as EA8/OQ7R, June 4-13th. Activity will be on all bands 80-10 meters, CW, SSB and RTTY. He will use a FT990 and wire antennas. QSL via ON7RU, by the bureau or direct. ADDED NOTE: Frank states that QSL cards from last year's SV8/OT0A operation are being processed.

Look for Serge, UR5FEO, to be active as ER0FEO during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via UU0JM.

It was announced at the Dayton DX Dinner Banquet by Pete, N0FW, that a team lead by Bob Grimmick, N6OX, would be going to Clipperton Island sometime in early March 2008. More details will be forthcoming via John Kennon, N7CQQ.

G, ENGLAND (Possibly France)
Jim, KR1S, will be in the UK for a few weeks, starting possibly this week. He hopes to do some portable QRP operating from Windermere and London, as well as Amsterdam and Paris.

Yannick, F6FYD, is now here on business for one year. He has received the callsign HH2FYD and hopes to be active during his free time. QSL via F6FYD.

Thomas, PY2ZXU/SM0CXU, will be active as HZ1EX from HZ1GW East of Medina during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as Single-Op/All-Band entry (80m not allowed!). QSL via SM0BYD.

EU-001. Alex, GM0DHZ, will be active as SV5/GM0DHZ from KOS Island for 2 weeks starting June 7th. Activity will be on CW and SSB. This will be a holiday style operation.

EU-060. Members of the White Tower DX team will be active from Skyros Island between June 12-22nd. Operators mentioned are: SV0XAW, SV2FPU (WTDX Team Leader), SV2HNZ, SV2HOB, SV2HPP, SV2HPY, SV2HRT, SV2HSV and SV2GNQ. The DXpedition team will be using the special callsign SY8WT. Activity will be on 160-6 meters on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via SV2HPP. For more details on this DXpedition, visit the White Tower DX Team Web page at:


EU-061. Operators Udo/DL1DWR, Lutz/DG4VX and Olaf/DG0CH will be active as LA/homecall from Tromoy Island between now and May 29th. Activity will be on 160-2 meters, mostly the digital modes, also CW, SSB and FM. QSL via their home callsigns.

EU-067. Operators Theodoros/SV1EJD, Manu/IZ8IYL and Ant/IZ8CCW will be active as J48MDC from Mikonos Island between June 13-18th. Do not expect too much activity from Ant and Manu because they are on a honeymoon trip. Pilot station will be IZ8BGY ( iz8bgy@mdxc.org ). More info about J48MDC can be found on:


EU-088. Members of the EDR Silkeborg will be active as OZ8MW/P from Anholt Island (DIA NK-001), July 25-30th. Activity will include an entry in the IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). The activity outside of the contest will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB.

EU-174. Laci, HA0HW, will be active as J48HW and SV8/homecall from Thassos Island, Greece (MIA: MG-124, Grid KN20hs), between May 27th and June 5th. Activity will be on the HF bands, mainly 40/30/20/17 meters and 6 meters. Operations will be mainly CW, with some SSB, RTTY and PSK31 as well. QSL via his home callsign, by the HA Bureau or direct.

NA-029. Operators Gregg/VE3ZZ and Noel/VE2BR will operate from Prince Edward Island in eastern Canada from July 25-30th using the VY2TT superstation (Grid Square FN76vs, CISA PE-001). During the July 28-29th IOTA Contest they will operate as VY2Z (QSL to VE3ZZ) and outside of the contest as VE3ZZ/VY2 and VE2BR/VY2 (QSL to their home callsigns direct via the QRZ.com address or via the Bureau).

NA-144. Terry, W6WTG, will be active as W6WTG/p from Anacapa Island (USI CA-002S, WLOTA LH-1300, WW Loc. DM04HA, Ventura County, California) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). He will be running battery power with a IC-7000 and will be active on 20 meters. QSL via his home callsign.

OC-129. Kaoru, JA7QVK, is active as JA7QVK/DU7 Cebu Island in the Philippines. He has been on Cebu Island since August of 2005 and is there on business. Kaoru is expected to be here until this coming August. He informs OPDX that he will be active during his free time especially on the weekends on 40-6 meters mainly SSB. Equipment is an IC-706MK2G and ATAS-100 which is a mobile whip like a screw driver. QSL via his home callsign, direct w/SAE + 2 green stamps. He will answer after his return to Japan. ONLY JA stations can QSL via the JA Bureau. QSLs can be sent direct via the following Philippines address w/SAE + 1 green stamp: Kaoru Ono, Unit 1204, Park Tower 2 Cebu Business Park, Cebu City, Philippines 6000. SKED can be made via the following E-mail address: kaoru12506@globelines.com.ph ADDED NOTE: Also, look for DU7/PA0HIP from Mactan Island (OC-129). He is also very active now.

OC-150. Hotang, YC0IEM, will be actived from Lombok Island as YC0IEM/9, June 8-10th. QSL via IZ8CCW, by the bureau or direct.

Operator Martin, OL5Y, will be active as IS0N during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via OK1MG.

Mauro, IN3QBR, will be active as IS0/K7QB (perhaps IM0/K7QB) during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via IN3QBR.

Rod, NA9N, will be active as J79RM, June 28th-July 5th. He will mostly be operating HF and will try to work a number of digital modes. QSL to his home callsign, NA9N.

Operators Marvin/KL1YY, Bob/NF7E and Art/NN7A will operate from Ushagat Island, Alaska (IOTA NA-206), from July 12-17th. They will have two stations using 100 watt transceivers with vertical, wire, and kite antennas. Operation will be CW by NN7A/NL7 and SSB by KL1YY and NF7E/KL7 on 160-10 meters with SSB on the 20m and 15m IOTA frequencies as conditions permit. No digital or VHF operations are planned. There are no existing facilities on Ushagat, so operation will be from a camp set up by the operators using battery and generator power. E-mail and log checking will not be possible during the operation. QSL by the bureau or direct to their home callsigns:

KL1YY: Marvin Baur, 4275 Kachemak Way, Homer, AK 99603 USA
NF7E : Bob Wertz, 6315 E. Townsend-Winona Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004 USA
NN7A : Art Phillips, P.O. Box 73, Eckert, CO 81418 USA
John, KK9A, will be active as P40A during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via WD9DZV.

QSL routes provided by Johannes, DK8JB:

     NX7TT via AI4U         R6MDIR  via RK3MWA
     OP7B  via ON7BJ        UT0U    via UT5UDX
     OT0M  direct           YM100FB via TA1EE
BS7H QSO/QSL INQUIRIES! QSL Manager Steve, KU9C, sent out the following announcement: "Folks, I have received quite a number of QSO not in logs, I forgot my QSO detail, my dog/significant other/kid/etc trashed my log, etc questions in the last week, so let me help with some ground rules: I'm not in a position to answer whether you are in or not in the log at the moment. Rather than ask via email, I'd ask you to kindly put the inquiry in a NOTE with your QSL to me. I'll research the log as I work your QSL request, and respond accordingly. If you are NOT IN THE WEB log, don't give up, put down EVERY QSO you believe you had, and I'll do the rest. If the web log shows 20SSB, put down EVERY qso you think you had on 20 SSB, not just the first. Don't be embarassed with dupes, rather, give me all the QSOs you've had, I'll see the dupes anyway, but if you are not in the log the first time, it will save me a lot of time researching. Remember, every researched call takes time from processing other cards. If it's a busted call, I'll use well-established judgement in issuing the card, and may ask you to help confirm that the person's whose call appears did NOT make a QSO.

If you DO NOT HAVE ANY detail besides what is in the web log online, it's impossible for me to give you credit for the card. I need to have SOME supporting detail on your QSO. Give me your best guess from memory, who you heard work BS7H just before or after. Chances are one of your friends was in the hunt at the same time, and can help. Remember, it will be a lot easier to remember it now than a month from now. And, I'm not in a position to issue a QSL to you 'just because' the web log says you're there. Not the way it works.

Don't fret the 39 cent stamp or the 84 cent stamp you sent before the postage increase. I'll cover it.

If I do not respond to your email, please don't take it personally. Please follow the guidelines here. I tend to not answer the emails when they ask the questions above, as each email is roughly equivalent to the time it takes to answer 2-3 QSLs...and I tend to choose to answer the cards first.

I'll let you know when the cards start going out via this forum.

As an aside, if you have a problem with how I do QSLs, how long it takes to get a card from me, etc, please take it up with me directly. I don't appreciate reading it third hand via a reflector, etc. Frankly, if you are kind enough to send me a note, I'll be glad to help research it. In many cases, I may be able to help you understand why the process take so long for your QSL, as I keep pretty good records of those calls that take time, and for what reasons that is the case...... 73 Steve KU9C NEED A QSL MANAGER? Petr, OK1DOT, is willing to offer his services to a station in need. He will provide all the QSL printing and cards to stations he manages at no charge. Petr is currently QSL Manager to: 9V1GO, YB5AQB, ZS6CCY, YB1JZS, WP3F, XV9DT, 3W22S, XV1X, NL7G, TG9AKH, NH6P, 3W3W, HK1AR, YI9CC and 9K2/KY0C. For details, visit his Web page at:

His address is:Petr Gustab, P.O. Box 52, CESKY BROD 282 01, Czech Republic.

Nilay, TA3YJ, sent out QSL cards for TA3J, TA3J/0 (AS115), TA3J/4 LH, TA3J/60, TA3YJ, TC2K4J, YM125ATA, YM125ATA/4 and YM3ATA to the QSL Bureaus of Spain (R) and Turkey direct on May 21, 2007. (R: Registered Mail)

VP5/PY2XB QSL STATUS. Fred, PY2XB, informs that he is still receiving many QSL requests for his recent operation as VP5/PY2XB, despite the announcements in all DX Bulletins and DX lists that he has a QSL Manager. Fred will forward any requests received via direct to his QSL Manager PT7WA, but of course, it will delay the process of QSLing. For those sending bureau cards: Please be sure to write "VIA PT7WA!" so the Central Bureau will correctly send it to the PT7 Bureau instead of the PY2 bureau.

XT2C QSL STATUS. Bernard, F9IE, informs us that he has put in the mail all direct QSL request from DXers and SWLs received up to May 16th.



Look for special event station TM1VDM to be active until May 28th to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the writer Maxence Van der Meersch (1907-1951). QSL via F6KTN. Two other stations will also be active. Look for TV2VDM to be active from June 1-15th by the Radio Club F5KDB, and FV5VDM will be active from July 1-15th by the Radio Club F6KDM.

Members of the REF83 will activate the special callsign TM2RHC during the Air show taking place at LE LUC ARMY AIR BASE from June 10-24th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters on all modes. QSL via F4EUN (see QRZ.com). For more info, visit the following Web pages at:


Look for the Ukrainian special event station EO20R to be active between May 28th and June 3rd. Activity is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Slavutych, the city built after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to host the survivors who had to be relocated from the evacuation zone around the reactor. QSL via UY2RO.

Oreste, IZ8EDJ, S.R.T. Founder and Team Coordinator, annnounced that the members of the Strange Radio Team (SRT) are once again taking their annual survey for DXpedition of the year. The SRT World-Wide DXpedition Trophy will go to the DXpedition that receives the most votes. This year's DXpedition list is: 1A4A, 3B7C, 3C0M, 4O3T, 5A7A, 9M4SDX, BS7H, DX0JP, J20RR & J20MM, KH8SI, N8S, OH10TA, VU7LD, VU7RG/VU7MY, XF4DL, XT2C, YU6AO, YW0DX and ZL8R. Cast your vote at:

ADDED NOTE: The SRT now has a SRT-DX mailing list. To subscribe and receive messages about DX News, IOTA Notices and other HamRadio information, go to:

Alex, VE3KF, will be active as TO3T between now and May 31st. Activity will include the CQ WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th). QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

Horward, WB4WXE, will be heading back here and will be active as V26HS between June 9-24th. He will be putting an emphasis on 6 meters but will also be active on 2 meter and HF.

Maciek, WQ7X, will be active as VP5/WQ7X, between now and June 5th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

Eric/K3NA and Carsten/DL6LAU announced at the Dayton DX forum that a multi-national team of 13 operators will be going to Ducie Island in February 2008. The landing permissions and licenses are granted and a suitable charter vessel is secured. They are planning to stay 13 days on the atoll. Current list of operators are: Carsten/DL6LAU (Team Leader), Eric/K3NA (Co-Leader), Dietmar/ DL3DXX, Andy/DL8LAS, Martti/OH2BH, Robin/WA6CDR and Krassimir/K1LZ. For more information, updates and details on how to help support this operation, please visit the VP6DX Web site at:


YB, INDONESIA (Help Kadek!)
It has been reported that Kadek, YB9BU, has lost all his radio equipment following a fire that destroyed his house in early April. A fund called "Help Kadek" has been set up to help Kadek rebuild his radio shack and bring him back on the air. If you would like to help, please visit the following Web page at:


Mill, LX1CC, will be vacationing in the city of Selcuk between June 7-21st. He will be using the special callsign YM3CC. His activity will be on 80-10 meters, WARC bands included, on SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the bureau or e-QSL.

Jean Michel, F6AJA, is currently active again for the 14th time as YO/F6AJA from Suceava (450 Km north of Bucarest) until May 26th. During his free time Jean Michel will visit his friend Silviu, YO8FZ.

David, K2DBK, will be operating from Grand Cayman (NA-016) from July 22-29th, as ZF2DK. This is a "vacation style" operation; operating during his spare time. David will be able to operate on all bands from 40-6 meters, but he expects to spend most of his time on 20m, conditions permitting. However, he will see what bands are open when he is there and operate accordingly. He does plan to try a little 6m if the band is open. David will primarily be operating SSB and he may operate a little PSK as well. Most likely, he will be hanging out around the IOTA frequencies. QSL either direct (SASE or SAE + 1 GS please) or via the bureau to his home callsign (K2DBK). He plans to upload the logs to LoTW. Updated information will be available at his Web site (http://k2dbk.com) or on (QRZ.com).

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