OPDX Bulletin 815 July 2, 2007

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 815
BID: $OPDX.815
July 2, 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, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4VUD, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4GN, K8MR, K8YSE, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, 5B4FL, 5B4MF, CX3CE, DH7SA, DJ7IK, DK8JB, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, GW0ANA, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8EDJ, JA1BPA, JA1ELY, JI6KVR & IOTA JA NEWS, OK1FJD, RSGB IOTA, ST2NH, SV5DKL, UA4WHX, UT9FJ, VA3RJ & ICPO and Z35M for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 24th/June, through Sunday, 1st/July there were 200 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OZ, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z7, ZA, ZB, ZC4, 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).

3D2, FIJI
Tomas, LY1DF, will be active as 3D2F between August 28th and September 4th. Activity will be on 80-17 meters, mostly CW. This will include an entry in the All Asia DX SSB Contest (September 1-2nd). His alternative callsign is 3D2TM. QSL via LY1DF (QRZ.com). Visit his Web page at:

http://www.qrz.lt/ly1df/

3G100, CHILE (Special Event)
Claudio, CE1VIL, will be active using the special Chilean callsign 3G100S between now and August 1st. Activity is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Scouting movement. QSL via XQ1KY, direct or by the bureau. For more information, visit:

http://www.ce1rkv.cl

4O, MONTENEGRO
Look for David, OK1FJD (OK6DJ), to be active as 4O6DJ on a small expedition between July 7-14th. Activity will be on HF including the WARC bands and 6 meters. His rig will be a FT857 into a vertical and dipoles. QSL via OK6DJ.

8N, JAPAN
Kazunori "Icko", JA1BPA, reports that for the 2007 IARU HF Championship, the JARL will establish 5 HQ stations in various regions of Japan (IOTA AS-007). Each station may be heard on other bands than specified below outside the Contest during the week of July 9th. All QSOs will be QSLed automatically via the bureau. Look for the following stations on the various bands and modes and loctions:


   Callsign    Bands/Modes during the Contest    Location
   --------    ------------------------------    ------------------
   8N1HQ       20  meters CW, 10 meters Phone     Kimitsu City, Chiba
   8N1HQ       160 meters CW, 15 meters Phone     Minato Ku, Tokyo
   8N3HQ       80 & 20 meters Phone, 15 meters CW Nara City, Nara
   8N3HQ       40 meters CW                       Kobe City, Hyogo
   8N4HQ       80 & 10 meters CW, 40 meters Phone Okayama City, Okayama
8Q, MALDIVES
Operator Al, JA9APS, will be active as 8Q7NK between July 6-9th. This is a family vacation. Al hopes to operate on 40-6 meters, SSB, CW and RTTY, using a TS-570S and R8 vertical. QSL via his home callsign. Direct address is: Narumi Kawai, 1-10-14 Suwanokawara, Toyama, 930-0088 JAPAN.

B1, CHINA
Jacques, F6HMJ, will be one of the team members for station B1HQ for the IARU HF World Championships Contest (July 14-15th). He is expected to be on 20 meters CW. Outside the contest he will be signing BY1TX/F6HMJ during his free time.

CN, MOROCCO
Claude, F5OGE, will be traveling throughout Morocco between July 13-29th and is expected to be active as CN2GE or CN2GE/m. His trip begins in Tangiers, and after he will go through Rabbat, Marakech, Benni Mellal, Fes, Tetouane and then back to Tangiers again. Activity will be mainly on 40 and 20 meters CW/SSB. Look for him during his early morning and late evenings hours (Morrocan time). While traveling mobile during the daytime, Claude will sometimes sign as CN2GE/m. ADDED NOTE: While on his way to Morocco (July 10-11th), and when traveling back home (July 29-30th), look for Claude to sign as F5OGE/m and EA/F5OGE/m. QSL via F5OGE, either direct or by the bureau.

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS
Hans, ON6ZK, will be on a holiday operation from the Island of Tenerife (AF-004) between August 15-22nd. He states that he will operate from his hotel room with a FT897 with 25 watts only, mainly on 20 and 17 meters SSB. The antenna is a telescopic antenna (only about 1.5 meters in length). Look for him to sign EA8/ON6ZK from Arecas Tenerife. He will also try to activate the Teide mountain, probably on August 18th on 20 meters SSB. QSL via the bureau to ON6ZK.

HP2, PANAMA (IOTA Op Extended)
Members of the Uruguay DX Group who are currently active from Wichubwala Island in the San Blas Province Group (NA-170) have extended their operation until July 6th. Operators are: Mario/CX4CR, Bert/CX3AN and Gus/CX2AM. Look for them to sign HP2/homecall. Activity will be on 80-6 meters CW, SSB and the digital modes. QSL via CX2AM. For more info, please visit their Web page at:

http://cx2an.servehttp.com/hp2

GB7, ENGLAND
Members of the RSGB will activate a special callsign for the upcoming IARU HF Championship. Look for the special callsign GB7HQ to be active between 1200z, July 14th and 1200z, July 15th, on 160-10 meters CW and SSB (contest bands). A list of the operators and host stations can be found at:

http://www.gb7hq.com/2007/2007-Ops-List.html
Also, a special awards program is availabe and details can be viewed at:
http://www.gb7hq.com/Award-Info.html

IOTA NEWS
AF-004. Operator Andrew, G7COD, will be active as EA8/G7COD/A from Playa Del Cura on the Island of Gran Canaria (S-005 for the Spanish Islands Award, WLOTA LH-0969), between now and July 7th. Times of operation will be every day between 1130-1330z and 1600-1815z. Suggested frequencies to be used are as follows +/- 10 kHz to allow for QRM: 14233, 18133, 21253 and 24953 kHz SSB. He may use CW dependent upon propagation. QSL via G0OYH, by the bureau or direct.

AF-019. Giuseppe "Joe", IT9RBW, will be active as IT9RBW/IG9 from Lampedusa Island (IIA AG-001) during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band 10m entry.

AS-120. The Nicosia Amateur Radio Club (5B4NC) is planning to activate one of Cyprus Coastal Islands (possibly Agios Georgios) between July 27-29th. Callsign, QSL info and other details will be announced at a later date.

AS-193. Mohamad HZ1MD, was active from Frasan Island for four days this past week/weekend. QSL via PA2V.

EU-028. Simone, IZ4DYQ, will be active as IA5/IZ4DYQ from Elba Island (IIA LI-001, MIA MI-022, WLOTA LH-0609), July 2-13th. Activity will be mainly SSB on 20 and 40 meters. QSL via his home callsign, bureau is preferred.

EU-052. Andy, HA0IM, will be active as SV8/HA0IM and also J48IM from Zakynthos (Zante) Island, July 18-30th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters mainly on CW, but some PSK31 and RTTY are expected as well. He will use only 100 watts with monoband verticals on fishing poles. Andy will use the callsign J48IM during the CQWW VHF Contest (July 20-21st) on 6 meters only, and in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/ Low-Power/24-HR/CW only/DXpedition entry. QSL via his home callsign, by the HA QSL Bureau or direct to his (QRZ.com) address.

EU-086. Vasiliy, RW4NW, will be active as UE1RFF/1 from Dolgiy Island (RRA RR-03-07) and Bol'shoy Zelenets Island between July 2-21st. QSL via UA1RJ.

EU-123. Members from the Sheffield Amateur Radio Club will be active as GS3RCM from the Isle of Arran between July 26th and August 2nd. They will also participate in the IOTA Contest as MM3M. It is also possible that they may try to operate again from the Island of Pladda on the Friday morning between 0830-1300z. Depending on the weather and tides, they may stay later. Activity will be on HF/6m/4m/2m and 70cm. Skeds can be arranged, if need be, via E-mail to:

Skeds@sheffield-live.co.uk

EU-124. Glyn, GW0ANA, will be leading a small team of operators from the Barry Amateur Radio Society (BARS) and 3 guest operators (DJ8NK, DJ6OI and G3RWL) to Flatholm Island for the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Look for activity before and after the contest using the callsign GB5FI. During the contest they will sign GW8K. QSL via GW0ANA.

EU-144. Oreste, IZ8EDJ, and possibly several other operators from the Strange Radio Team (SRT) will participate in the IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as IC8DI from Dino Island (IIA CS-002). QSL via IK8WEJ.

EU-174. Laci, HA0NAR, will be active as SV8/HA0NAR and also J48NAR from Thassos Island, July 24-31st. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, SSB, CW, (maybe on 6m FM) with only 100 watts into monoband verticals on fishing and Spider poles. Look for J48NAR to be used during the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via HA0NAR, direct or by the HA Bureau.

EU-179. Operators Sam/UT9FJ, Alex/UR5FEL and Petro/UR5FCZ will be active on Berezan Island (UIA BS-02, ARLHS UKR-035) between July 25-30th. Look for them to sign homecall/P. They will also be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via their home callsign.

EU-185. Victor, UA6AF, will be active as homecall/p from Sudzhuk Island (RRA RR-24-02), located in RDA District KR-07 (Centralny, Novorossisk District), Krasnodarsky Kraj (KR), July 27-30th. Activity will be on all bands 80-10 meters, with an emphasis on the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via his home callsign.

OC-150. Adhi, YB3MM, will be active as YB3MM/9 from Lombok Island (WLOTA LH-2637) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Activity will only be on 15 meters CW/SSB. QSL via IZ8CCW, direct or by the bureau. Logs will be uploaded to the LoTW.

ISWL ACTIVITIES
Pete Rayer, ISWL Life Vice President, reports the following stations will be active using special ISWL club callsigns:

July Operations:
GX4BJC/A - Geof, M0BAU, will operate from Great Sutton, in Cheshire, England (WAB Square = SJ37 CHS).
MX1SWL/A - Herbie, G6XOU, will operate from Walton on the Naze, Essex, England (WAB Square = TM22 ESX). Herbie will also operated MX1SWL/P from other locations during the month.

August Operations:
GX4BJC/A - Phil, G4DMS, will operate from Towcester, in North- amptonshire, England (WAB Square = SP65 NHM).
MX1SWL/A - Merv, G0UJD, will operate from Skegby, Nottinghamshire, England (WAB Square = SK56 NOT).

All QSL information is available on (QRZ.com), eQSL.cc, (NO LoTW) or the ISWL Web site at:
http://www.iswl.org.uk

J8, ST. VINCENT
Jim, W6JKV, will be active as J8/W6JKV until July 11th. Activity will only be on 6 meters.

KP1, NAVASSA ISLAND
As of this month, Navassa Island (the 5th "Most Wanted Country" according to "The DX Magazine" 2006 survey) became an American possession only 150 years ago. There is an interesting article online about Navassa Island that you may want to read. It talks about some interesting history and details about the island. Go to the New York Times Web page to read it at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/30/opinion/30widmer.html

MD0, ISLE OF MAN (EU-116)
Lars, DF1LON, will be active as MD0LON between September 6-10th. Activity will be on all HF bands, CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

NEW OFFICERS FOR 2007-2008
During a recent Southeastern DX Club (SEDXC) meeting, the following officers were elected for the 2007-2008 year:


   President:          Bob Allphin,      K4UEE
   Vice President:     Bob Carroll,      W2WG 
   Secretary:          George Nicholson, N4GRN
   Treasurer:          Mike Weathers,    ND4V
   Activities Manager: Gary McConville,  WB4SQ
   Membership Chair:   Bill Barr,        N4NX
   Bulletin Editor:    Rick Glisson,     N4XMX
   Webmaster:          Chaz Cone,        W4GKF
ADDED NOTE: The coming year is a very important year for the SEDXC. First, SEDXC is putting together a "helping hand" program to interest and assist new HFers in the art of DXing. Second, the year 2008 will be the 50th anniversary of SEDXC. Celebrations and activities to com- memorate this important milestone are being planned now. Visit SEDXC's Web site at:
http://www.sedxc.org

OJ0, MARKET REEF (EU-053)
Look for 3 to 4 Swedish operators to be active as OJ0/homecall from here between July 5-9th. Operators mentioned are: Peter/SM0BSO, Stellan/SM0LQB, Jan/SM5XGJ and Eric/ SM1TDE. Also, Lars/OH0RJ is expected to join them. Activity will be on 160-2 meters, with 3-4 stations on CW, SSB and the digital modes. QSL via the operator's instructions.

P3, CYPRUS (AS-004/LH Op)
Operators Manos/5B4AFQ, Kostas/5B4AIR, Andreas/5B8AP and Marios/5B8BE will activate Cape Akamas Lighthouse (ARLHS CYP001) as P3CA, July 7-8th. Activity will be on HF, 6m, 2m, CW, SSB, FM and APRS on 144.800 MHz. The team will take part in the Aegean VHF Contest. For the latest information on the operating frequencies or any other news, please visit their Web page at:

http://www.5b4ms.org/p3ca.html
This DXpedition is sponsored by CARS Limassol Section-5B4MS.

PA, NETHERLANDS
Paolo, F8ENY, will be active possibly as PA/F8ENY from Amsterdam during July. Activity will be QRP on HF with Elecraft K1 and wire antennas. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

PJ2, NETHERLAND ANTILLES
Salvatore, DH7SA, reports he will be active as PJ2/DH7SA from Curacao Island (SA-006), July 9-16th. QSL via his home callsign.

QSL INFO AND NEWS


  QSL routes provided by Johannes, DK8JB:
   E0JWW via G0LKG              EU940OR via UA3FDX
   CN4P  via EA5XX (direct)     GC3SBL  via G8VPR 
   ES7FQ eQSL.cc
5A7A QSL STATUS. Andy, DJ7IK, informs OPDX that Andi, DL9USA, their QSL manager for 5A7A has sent out more than 6800 cards directly and approx. 30,000 cards via the bureau. All 5A7A QSOs are now confirmed just only a half year after the DXpedition. Andy states, "If you like, you can vote for 5A7A as DXpedition of the year at:
http://www.strangeradioteam.com/wwdxt/index1.asp?DXcall=5A7A&Submit +Form=VOTE%21

All QSLs for HB0/F2JD, HB0/F5JY, HB0/F6BFH and HB0/N6OX are via F6AJA. The logs are online at:

http://lndx.free.fr/voirlogs.php
The card will be printed soon, and all QSL are 100% by the bureau or direct.

ADDRESS CHANGE FOR HS0ZCW. Charles, K4VUD/HS0ZCW, reports, "My dream of having a simple Thailand address, Box 1, etc, was dashed by extensive postal mail theft by the Nakhon Chaisi government postal workers. They first stole the "green stamps" from the incoming QSL card envelopes, and after my first complaint, began stealing the whole envelope and all contents and destroying everything. This began about June 5, 2007. Thus I have a new QSLing address: Charles Harpole, 86/1 Moo 4, Tambon Bankok, Amper Meung, Samut Sakhon 74000, THAILAND. This is good for HS0ZCW, 9N7UD, A52UD, VU4AN/VU3CHE, and K4VUD, AC4TT, and the old call of KG4FPK. I have changed (QRZ.com).

Please pass the message that mail sent to me to arrive about June 5 and after will not be delivered. I filed a complaint with the Nakhon Chaisi government Police. This situation is not likely to change, however, there are also stories of stolen mail sent to Buddhist temples as donations.... how low can u go? By the way it is said to be against Thai law for non-approved Thai citizens to have foreign currency. Oh, well...... 73 Charles Harpole"

QSL OJ0VR via OH1VR. QSL OJ0/OH3RM via OH3RM. Operators Seppo/OH1VR and Markus/OH3RM will be active from Market Reef until July 3rd.

NEW QSL MANAGER. Mohammad, V8MQM, can now be QSLed via his new QSL Manager, Joe, W3HNK.

QSLS VIA LOTW: (NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!)

QSLS RECEIVE VIA MAIL: 1B1AB, 3V8SF, 5H3EE, DN1MDG, EX2M, IA6IYP, IO8IAA, IU2ANT, J68WI, LZ04ANT, LZ07IPY, N8S, TI8II, TK5MH, UN3M, VP8KF, VP8LP, VU7LD, XF2K, XF3PAS and YT6A

SX5, DODECANESE (Special Event)
A group of Rhodian Radio Amateurs will activate the special callsign SX5RHO between now and July 7th. Activity is to celebrate "2007 Island Games" on the Island of Rhodes

(see the Web site - http://www.rhodes2007.info ).
Rhodes Island (EU-001) is very proud to host the "2007 Island Games", which will have the largest participation of island countries and athletes in the history of the institution. Activity of the special callsign will take place daily on all bands (HF160-10m, 6m, 2m) and on all modes (SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK31, possibly some SSTV and JT65). Anyone who contacts SX5RHO does not need to send them a QSL card. All contacts will be automatically confirmed via the bureau, and after the end of operations the logs will be uploaded into the LoTW.

UA4WHX IS NOW QRT FROM AFRICA
World traveller and DXpeditioner Vladimir Bykov, UA4WHX, has ended his African activities. An E-mail that Vlad sent to OPDX states the following (edited): "Hello everyone! You must have been wondering if it is true. And the answer is - it is. It is all history now. For now - no more being on the air from Africa (or P5 -which I never did). We leave almost 310,000 QSOs behind, 21 DXCC entities, almost 26 months of life, two radios gone and one finger missing. But we do have lots of people happy - that is what matters. Below I will list some of the instructions how I see QSLing done best:

1. I accept bureau via Russia Cental Club. I will also accept bureau shipment sent directly from societies or organizations to my P.O. Box 2040, Izhevsk, 426000, Russia (that may be a better idea). To keep track and make certain nothing is missing when a big batch is on the way, advise me, we will track and make sure it has been received.

2. I do recommend sending requests with a SASE directly rather than going via the bureau. We arrange cards by senders, and all cards are answered by senders as well, direct/bureau put together. If there is enough postage the bureau will join the direct requests. The address to be used is: Vladimir M. Bykov. P.O. Box 2040, Izhevsk, 426000, Russia. No cards to be sent to AC4LN address.

3. I do insist we use IRCs and not send cash in envelopes, no matter what amount. Not that my post office is not safe, but we must be conscious to limit temptation. Use common sense when sending IRCs, as per how many. Do not ask me - my answer will always be - at least one, as I can technically send 7 pieces of QSLs with one IRC.

4. For Clubs or more serious individuals, I can accept money elec- tronically, provided you feel you can let me charge your Visa or Master Card. Any amount is fine. I will keep records of the transaction together with your QSL requests. The transaction is 100% secure and will be done electronically through Svezhy Veter Travel Agency.

5. Those who have made multiple QSOs, they can send QSOs listed on a piece of paper with at least one card attached to be personal.

6. All QSOs are on paper and not computer files.

7. I will have a few people to help me with the QSLing. Anyone is welcome to join the QSL team provided he/she is ready to do it from Izhevsk. I will let everyone know when the first cards are out.

73, See you in person or on the air,
Vladimir M. Bykov, UA4WHX etc."

ADDED NOTE: Vlad was active under the following callsigns if you want to look back in logs to see if you worked him: 3DA0VB, 4K0VB, 4L0B, 5H3VMB, 5H3VMB/3 (AF-075), 5H3VMB/5 (AF-074), 5R8VB, 5X1VB, 5Z4/UA4WHX, 5Z4/UA4WHX/P (AF-067), 5Z4BU, 7P8VB, 7Q7VB, 9J2VB, 9U0VB, 9X0VB, A25VB, C91VB, C91VB/4 (AF-103), C91VB/6 (AF-088), D20VB, D60VB, J20VB, OD5/UA4WHX, ST2KSS, ST2VB, V51VV, V51VV/P (AF-070) and Z2/UA4WHX.

UA9, ASIATIC RUSSIA
Operator Gerhard, DL6XK, will be active using the special station UE9CXK from Sverdlovsk, until July 15th. QSL via DL6XK, by the bureau.

V3, BELIZE
Dennis, K7BV, will operate from Caye Caulker off the Belize coast between July 7-17th. The focus of the trip is 6 meters, but there will be plenty of HF activity when 6 meters is not open. A full-time 6 meter station with power and a 7 element beam will CQ in breakable beacon mode 24/7 on 50.106 MHz. A second rig will be used on HF for 6 meter opening coordination and HF pileup fun. His callsign is not yet assigned. QSL via W1JJ. For more details, please visit the Web page at:

http://www.qth.com/k7bv/v3

VP6/D, DUCIE ISLAND (Update)
Carsten, DL6LAU, Teamleader, reports that the team has been very busy "behind the scene" for the last weeks and some things have changed or happened. To summarize, the team has agreed to extend the duration of the DXpedition (making them grab even deeper into their pockets). The team will depart from Gambier Island onboard Braveheart on Tuesday, February 5th, 2008, around 1500 local time. If there are normal weather conditions, the voyage to Pitcairn will take about 36 hours. They'll spend some hours on Pitcairn before they make another 36 hours trip to Ducie. They hope to arrive at Ducie at dawn on the 9th of February. If the weather is good, they hope to have all the equipment up and running in 24 hours. The plan is to be on the air for 19 days (until February 28th). Operators Pertti/OH2PM and Krassy/K1LZ can not make it this trip, but they have added some more operators since the announcement in Dayton.

Operators as of today includes: DJ8NK, DL3DXX, DL6LAU, DL8LAS, K3NA, OH2BH, SP3DOI, SP5XVY, UA3AB and WA6CDR. Three more operators will be announced very soon. Carsten states, "But the operating team can only be as good as the guys doing a lot of things behind the scenes at home and we are very thankful to have JA1BK as our advisor in the team thank you so much Kan! DF6QV, DJ2YA and OH1JT form our Antenna Engineering Team, DL1MGB is our webmaster, GU4YOX is the Electrical Team Manager and VP6MW is the liaison on Pitcairn more to be announced very soon too."

The team has decided to have seven stations up and running (all Elecraft K3 transceivers with ACOM amps). For 160m, they will have two phased verticals pointing towards Europe (and the U.S.), they will use one vertical for the other areas. On 80m, they will have two 4-Squares antennas. On 40/30m, they will also have 4-Squares, while 20-10m will have phased vertical dipoles. The team is still in need for donations since the budget for this operation is well over 200,000 USDs. For more details on how to donate and an unedited report by Carsten, please visit the VP6DX Web page at:

http://www.vp6dx.com

VP9, BERMUDA (NA-005)
Seppo, OH1VR, will be active as VP9/OH1VR from August 19-21st. Activity will be mainly on CW (no bands of activity were provided). QSL via OH1VR, by his CBA.

YA, AFGHANISTAN
Dejan, 9A4ZD, has been active as YA/9A4ZD over the past weekend on 20 meters SSB. Watch around 14300 kHz (+/- 10 kHz) at various times. He was also spotted on 18130 kHz after 1130z. QSL via his home callsign.

ZA/Z35M QRT
Vlado, ZA/Z35M, informs OPDX: "After 5 years of activity from Albania as ZA/Z35M today (27th June 2007) I finished my operation with exactly 113,000 QSOs made. My 1st QSO was on 3rd June 2002 with SK0TM on 14 MHz CW, and the last QSO was on 27th June 2007 with F2FP on 14 MHz CW. My station was in the apartment in the center of Tirana, using 100w and only one antenna: G5RV 30 above the ground. All contacts are on HF, CW and SSB (exept 300 QSOs on 6M).

During the period of 16-20th June 2007, I was QRV portable from the small place Ksamil (JM99XS) on the south-west corner of Albania, close to the border with Greece. A total of 1150 QSOs were made on 20m CW and SSB using 100W and Inverted Vee dipole 9 m above the ground mounted on the balcony of the hotel.

1994 was my first radio activity from Albania, then working only for a few days as ZA/Z32KV. I was host operator at ZA1B, ZA1MH, ZA1AJ in 1994-95; ZA1A, ZA1UT, ZA/K7ZV in 2003; ZA/HA5NLI in 2004, ZA/SP5AEQ in 2006, and ZA/IW2JOP in 2007. QSL direct to: Vladimir Kovaceski, Box 10, Struga, 6330, Macedonia"

ZP0, PARAGUAY
Tom, ZP5AZL, plans to be active as ZP0R during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via ZP5AZL. Visit Tom's Web page at:

http://www.qsl.net/cx6vm/ZP5AZL/

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Contributors can now send/fax their DX information to the following number:
1-419-828-7791 ( F A X only! )

SPECIAL NOTE BY EDITOR:
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

PLEASE NOTICE (as of February 12th), NEW ADDRESS CHANGES FOR THE OPDX INTERNET HELP/SUBSCRIBE/UNSUBSCRIBE REQUEST:

Help: opdx-request@barf80.org Subject:help
Subscribe: opdx-request@barf80.org Subject:subscribe
Unsubscribe: opdx-request@barf80.org Subject:unsubscribe

OPDX WORLD-WIDE WEB HOME (provided by John, K8YSE (k8yse@papays.com):
http://www.papays.com/opdx.html

ALSO VISIT THE NORTERN OHIO DX ASSOCIATION'S WEB HOME PAGE:
http://www.papays.com/nodxa.html

Excerpts and distribution of The OPDX Bulletin are granted as long as KB8NW/OPDX/BARF80 receive credit.
To contribute DX info, please send via InterNet Mail to:
kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org
- OR -
kb8nw@arrl.net

Information can now be faxed to the following "NEW" phone line at:
1-419-828-7791 (F A X only!)

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