OPDX Bulletin 816 July 9, 2007

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 816
BID: $OPDX.816
July 9, 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/HS0ZCW, N4AA & QRZ DX, K6RIM, K7BV, K8YSE, WB8YJF, WZ8C, Pete's- DX-Newsdesk, DK8JB, DL5YWM, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, F5NQL & UFT, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JA1ELY, JI5RPT, LU8ADX, LX2A, M5AAV, RSGB IOTA, S50U, ST2M, SV1HER, TA1HZ, TA3YJ, VE1QD, VA3RJ & ICPO, VK4FEAT and ZL1CT/GM3WOJ for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 1st/July, through Sunday, 8th/July there were 209 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3V, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, 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, 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, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, 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, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z7, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, 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).

A multinational team lead by Francesco, IK0FVC, will activate 1A0KM from the Sovereign Military Order of Malta between July 12-22nd. Operators mentioned are: Wolfgang/ DL5MAE, Bernhard/DL6RAI, Rodger/G3SXW, Nigel/G3TXF, Luciano/I0JBL, Paolo/I2UIY, Massimo/I8NHJ, Marco/IK0DWN, Sergio/IK0FTA, Roberto/ IK0PRG, Giocondo/IW0GIV, Alessandro/IW0GPN, Alan/K5AB, Joe/KO4RR, Victoria/N4WV and Martti/OH2BH. Activity is planned for 160 meters through 23cm on all modes. There will be a possibility of some EME activity during the first weekend of operations. QSL via IK0FTA. Look for logs to be uploaded to the LoTW. An online blog is supposed to be available at:


James, M1DST, will be active as 8Q7JP from July 9-16th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters SSB. He might attempt some slow CW too if he is brave enough. PLEASE NOTE that this will be a holiday style with operations. James says, "It is my honeymoon so I have to respect that. My other half is licenced too so she understands the fun". QSL via his home callsign.

8Q, MALDIVES (Correction/Update)
Operator Al, JA9APS, will be active as 8Q7KN (not 8Q7NK) between July 6-9th. This is a family vacation. His XYL JR9GTD will also operate as 8Q7KN, and his two sons JE9AMG and JE9AMH will will operate as 8Q7KF. 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.

A2, BOTSWANA (Update)
Frosty, K5LBU/A25CF, and his team of operators are now active until the 20th. Activity will be active on all bands from 160-6 meters on CW and SSB, with operations also on 6/2 meters and 70cm EME. Look for the following operators to be on the air: Dan/ZS6JR (A25DW), Frosty/K5LBU (A25CF), Wayne/W5KDJ (A25KDJ), Jay/W5SL (A25SL), John/GM3OOK (A25OOK), Lee/WA8QFE (A25LT), Jan/ZS6OB (A25OB), Hal/ZS6WB (A25HL) and Dick/ZS6BUN (A25BUN). The QSL route for A25OOK is via M5AAV; all other QSLs should be sent to the appropriate home callsigns.

For Spain, look for the following URE HQ stations (Union de Radioaficionados Espanoles - Spanish HQ) to be active in the upcoming IARU HF World Championship Contest next weekend (July 14-15th):

AM2HQ 160m CW
AM3HQ 160m SSB
AM4HQ 15m CW/SSB and 40m SSB
AM5HQ 10m SSB, 20m CW/SSB and 40m CW
AM7HQ 10m CW
QSL all HQ stations via EA4URE.

Daniel, DL5YWM, informs OPDX that he has put a video online of their recent C6ARI Cay Sal Bank DXpedition (IOTA NA-219) on their Web site:

The German operators were there in early January.

Frank, K3TRM, is now active from Antigua as V26RM until July 10th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters CW, SSB and RTTY. Frank has received permission to operate on 60 meters (a first from Antigua). He was heard this past week very active on 60/20/17 meters. Look for Frank to go to Montserrat (VP2) next and be active between July 11-14th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, CW, SSB and RTTY. Frank is still waiting for the final confirmation on his callsign, but he is expecting to receive VP2MRM. QSL both operations via K3TRM.

Pedro, EA1FCH, will be active from Sao Miguel (EU-003) in the Eastern Island Group as CU2/EA1FCH, July 27th through August 5th. Activity will be on the lower bands and WARC bands, mainly CW and the Digital modes. QSL via EA1FCH, by the Bureau or direct.

Members of the Guadeloupe Island Radio Club FG5KC will be active during the IARU Championship (July 14-15th), from the Alize au Moule Beach. Activity will be on SSB on the HF bands. QSL to: Radio Club FG5KC, BP126 Messagerie, F97110 - Pointe-A-Pitre Cedex, Guadeloupe, France.

Operators Tom/K3WT, Vlad/N0STL, William/W0OR and Ron/ N0AT will be active from here between November 19-27th. Activity will include the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi- Single entry. Contest callsign has not been announced yet.

Look for members of the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST), under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King, to be active as HS0AC during the IARU HF World Championship Contest, July 14-15th. Operators mentioned include HS0ZDY, HS1CKC, HS0ZCW, OZ1HET, E20EHQ and possibly one more. ADDED NOTE: Look for Champ, E21EIC, to do a Single-Op effort from ZONE 49 in this year's contest.

AS-136. Look for Dale, BA4TB, to be active as BA4TB/4 from Chongming Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via BA4TB.

EU-020. Eric, SM1TDE, will be active as SA1A from the Gotland Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a CW entry only. Eric actually lives on the island. QSL via SM1TDE.

EU-034. Frank, DL1FT, will be active as ES0FTZ from Saaremaa Island between July 11-21st. Activity will be on 80/40/30/20/17/15 meters SSB. For more information and exact times, please visit his Web site at:


EU-047. Lars, DF1LON, will be active as DF1LON/p from Borkum Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via DF1LON.

EU-066. Members of the Student Radio Club "SPORADIK" (RW3WWW - from the Kursk State Technical University) will be active as RI1SI from the Solovetsky Islands (RRA RR-02-04), July 11-16th. The operators mentioned are: Cyril/RA3WUV, Aleksandr/RA3WOK, Anton/R3W-128, Valerie/RW3WW, Yuri/UA3WF, Vladimir/RA3WVG and Aleksandr/RA3WRE. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, using CW, SSB and the digital modes. QSL via RW3WWW.

EU-112. Operators Alan/G0RCI, Gordon/G3USR and possibly other members from the Grantham ARS will be active as GC0GRC/p and GS0GRC/p from Eilean an Tighe (House Island), Shiant Islands (IOSA OH-18, SCOTIA DI-24), July 10-13th. They plan to have 2 stations on the air on all bands 80-6 meters SSB only. QSL is 100% via the bureau.

EU-120. Operators Kevin/G6FOP, Avril/2E0KOP, Ray/G4FON, Colin/M0DDT, Richard/G3ZGC and Dave/G3KLH will be active as G7N from the Isle of Wight (WLOTA LH-2985) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via G6FOP (Kevin Martin, 79 Lower Way Thatcham, RG19 3RS England), Eqsl preferred.

EU-127. Peter, DF6QC, will be active from Helgoland Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/SSB/12H entry. QSL via DF6QC by the Bureau.

EU-145. Members of the OM0C Contest Crew are pleased to announce another IOTA DXpedition to Isola di Ventotene. An inter- national team of 8 operators will again active the Island of Ventotene (Ponzine Islands) from July 25-30th. Activity will be on 80-2 meters using the callsign IB0/homecall, and the callsign IB0/OM0C in the 2007 IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/DXpedition entry. Look for updates on the list of operators, the QSL information and online log on the Web page at:


EU-149. Operators ES1AN, ES1LS, ES1QV, ES2EZ, ES2DJ, ES2NJ and ES2QN will be active as ES2U from the Island of Rammu during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via the Bureau.

NA-041. Operators Mike/W7ASF and Richard/N7TCO will be active as W7ASF/KL7 from Prince of Wales Island (USI AK-001S, South- eastern County, Alaska) between July 22-30th. Their activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). A special certificate is available for 2 USDs in addition to your QSL card. QSL via the Bureau or direct to: Mike Horvat, 107 E Burnett St. PO Box 741, Stayton, OR 97383 USA.

NA-027. Fred, ON6QR, will be active as VO/ON6QR from Newfoundland Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). He plans to run QRP using a small antenna. QSL via ON6QR by the Bureau.

NA-067. Jon, WB8YJF, is about ready to go on his yearly trip to Ocracoke Island (USI NC001S), NC, from July 22-29th. His activity will be on CW/SSB on 80-10 meters. Jon will also be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). He has a nice full color QSL card of an arial view of the island. QSL direct for a FAST reply; Bureau QSLs are "OK" but a lot slower. His address is: Jon Severt/WB8YJF, 5586 Babbitt Rd., New Albany, OH 43054 USA.

NA-198. Operators VO1AU, VO1JNS, VO1KVT, VO1MX and VO1TA will be active as VO1J from Fogo Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via VO1AU.

OC-137. Operators Dave/VK4NDX, Andrew/VK4HMU and Darren/VK4FEAT will be active as VK4HAM/LGT from Cape Moreton Lighthouse (AUS-039) on Moreton Island for the International Light- house/Lightship Weekend (ILLW) between August 17-20th. Look for activity on 80/40/20/15/10 meters. QSL Manager is VK4FEAT (See (QRZ.com)). A special IOTA/LOTA QSL card is available.

Operators Ann/WA1S, Bill/VE3EBN, Ulf/DL5AXX, George/N2GA, Diane/K2DO, Leo/S50R, Tim/K5AC, and Les/W2LK will be active as J3A from here during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a M/? entry. Outside the contest they will be using their own personal callsigns. QSL J3A via WA1S, all other callsign are via their home callsign.

Operators Kay/JH0MRP and Naoyuki/JK1FNL will be active as AC5TB/KH0 and NA8O/KH0, respectively, from Saipan (OC-086), between July 13-16th. Activity will mainly be on 30/17/12/6 meters, but they do plan to be in the IARU HF World Championship Contest next weekend (July 14-15th). QSL via their home callsigns.

Operators Rich/N7TCO and Martin/W7ASF will be active as W7ASF/KL7 from Prince of Wales (NA-041) between July 22-30th. Their activity will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via W7ASF.

Just a reminder that 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
Norway's IARU HQ Manager Stein, LA6FJA, reports that LN2HQ will be active in the IARU HF World Championship Contest (July 14-15th) from the Norwegian Radio Relay Liga (NRRL) HQ. Activity will be on all bands in contest. QSL via the Bureau ONLY! Visit the NRRL Web page at:

A large group of LU operators will be active as LR4A in the IARU HF World Championship Contest (July 14-15th) as a HQ entry. This will be the first time that the LU operators will take part in the 2007 IARU HF World Championship Contest. The team consists of 9 stations, and will activate 6 bands on CW and SSB. There will be 28 operators on the team that consists of the following hams: LU1AEE, LU1ECZ, LU1DK, LU1FAM, LU1FKR, LU1HF, LU1NAF, LU1NDC, LU2DVI, LU2NI, LU3CT, LU3HY, LU4DX, LU4DJB, LU4FPZ, LU5HM, LU5HCI, LU6FAZ, LU7HE, LU7HF, LU7HN, LU7HO, LU8ADX, LU8NA, LU9DAG, LU9HS, LW7HW and LW9EOC. The QSL route is via LU4AA. Look for the following operators on the following bands and modes:

   Call  Band  Mode  Operators
   ----- ----- ----  ---------
   LR4A   10m   CW   LU1HF, LU5HCI, LW7HW, LU6FAZ
   LR4A   10m   SSB  LU1NDC, LU2NI, LU1NAF, LU8NA
   LR4A   15m   CW   LW9EOC, LU3CT
   LR4A   15m   SSB  LU5HM, LU9HS, LU3HY, LU7HE
   LR4A   20m   CW   LU1FAM, LU1AEE, LU4FPZ
   LR4A   20m   SSB  LU1DK, LU4DX, LU9DAG, LU4DJB
   LR4A   40m   CW   LU7HN, LU7HF, LU7HO
   LR4A   40m   SSB  LU8ADX, LU1FKR
   LR4A   80m   CW   LU1FAM, LU1AEE, LU4FPZ
   LR4A   80m   SSB  LU1ECZ
   LR4A  160m   CW   LU7HN, LU7HF, LU7HO
   LR4A  160m   SSB  LU2DVI
Look for LX0HQ to be active again from the Headquaters of the Luxembourg Amateur Radio Society (RL) during the IARU Contest (July 14-15th). They will have four stations active from 2 different locations in Luxembourg: Eschdorf (QTH of LX7I) and Esebuer(QTH of LX0RL). QSL via LX1KQ. Visit the RL Web page at:

Members of the Halifax Amateur Radio Club (HARC) invite all contesters, DXers and HF enthusiasts to the 4th Annual Maritime DX Forum (MDF). It will be held in Upper Tantallon, just outside Halifax, at the Head of St. Margaretís Bay. This is a full day event on Saturday, August 4th, begins at 8:30 am. The Program includes five excellent presentations:

1) Tom Harrell, N4XP, talking about the highly challenging 2007 Scarborough Reef DXpedition.
2) The second presentation will explore answers to the question: "Why do Mariners become Radio Amateurs? It features Jose Campione, VA3PCJ, a noted Ontario yachtsman and ham.
3) Scott Wood, VE1QD, will take you on a trip to the British Antarctic Territories, some of the rarest DX real estate on the planet.
4) Fred and Helen Archibald, VE1FA and VA1YL, will show you how to mount a real DXpedition in your own region at a moderate cost.
5) The DX Forum Dinner will feature a reception at 5:00 pm followed by dinner at 6:00 pm. In the dayís final event, Don Trotter, VE1DTR, and his musical group Sunrise will entertain after dinner with a Bluegrass Concert: DX Breakdown.
The registration deadline is Wednesday, August 1st. The complete details about the MDF and a registration form can be downloaded from the HARC Web site at:
You can also contact Scott Wood, VE1QD at: velqd@rac.ca


The following is from Al Burnham, K6RIM, Vice President of NCDXF: -- BS7H QSLs on LOTW For Active NCDXF Donors --
"BS7H confirmations have recently appeared on LOTW for those who have made a donation to NCDXF within the last eighteen months.

Thanks to KU9C for uploading and to the BS7H DXpedition for recognizing the financial support of NCDXF and its many regular contributors.

Information pertaining to the Northern California DX Foundation is available at http://www.ncdxf.org"

QSL routes provided by Johannes, DK8JB:
VR10XMT direct
XE2WWW direct, SAE only (NO CONTRIBUTION), or LoTW
ZD8S direct
ZY5P via PP5BZ

ST2KSS QSL CORRECTION. Magdi, ST2M, informs OPDX that QSLs for ST2KSS are only via the QSL Manager ST2M. All QSOs in the log book are via the QSL info on QRZ.com; not via UA4WHX. QSL ST2KSS only via ST2M.



The Radio Amateur Association of Slovenia, Zveza Radioamaterjev Slovenije (ZRS), will be active as S50HQ in the IARU HF World Championship Contest as a Multi-Op/IARU HQ station entry. Look for the Multi-Op stations on the following bands and modes:

   Call  Band  Mode  Operators
   ----- ----- ----  ---------
   S50HQ   10  SSB    S53XX
   S50HQ   10   CW    S50U
   S50HQ   15  SSB    S50K
   S50HQ   15   CW    S53O, S52EZ
   S50HQ   20  SSB    S50G & team
   S50HQ   20   CW    S52OP & team
   S50HQ   40  SSB    S51ZO & team
   S50HQ   40   CW    S52AW, S53F, S57Z
   S50HQ   80  SSB    S50X, S54X
   S50HQ   80   CW    S53O, S52EZ
   S50HQ  160  SSB    S57M, S56P
   S50HQ  160   CW    S50XX, S52X

   QSL all S50HQ via the S5 QSL Bureau. 
SPECIAL EVENT (Scout Station)
Look for special event station SX100VAR to be active until the end of the year. This is a Boy Scout station to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the International Scout Movement. It will be active from the Scout head office (KM18XF) in the Varnava area on all bands on SSB and RTTY. There will be an award available for radio amateurs and SWLs by making just one QSO with this special event station on any band and mode. More details, picture of the award and the QSL information is available on (QRZ.com).

Look for special event station K8KRG to be active between July 13-14th during "NOARSFEST" in Wellington, Ohio. A special QSL card will be available. Operator will be Andy, N8OFS, from grid square EN81VE on the following suggested 6 meter frequencies: 50.155, 50.162.5, 50.167.5 and 50.175 MHz.

SX5, DODECANESE (Update/EU-001)
Operators Theodor/SV1GRM, Sotirios/ SV1HER, Nikiforos/SV1EEX, Daniel/SV1JCZ, Cliff/SV1JG, Spiros/SV1RC, George/SV1RP and Lykourgos/SW1GZL will be active as SX5AS from the complex of three (3) uninhabitant Rocky Islet of Astakida and the lighthouse (WLOTA LH-0393, WW Loc. KM35JV), July 17-23rd. All the above operators are members of the Radio Amateur Association of Greece (http://www.raag.org). It will be the first time that the islets are going to be activated for ham purposes as well as the lighthouse. The complex is located on the western side of Karpathos Island (at 18 NM) and on the Northern side of Kasos Island. Activity will be on all HF bands, 160m-23 Cm (HF-SHF). Main modes will be CW/SSB/PSK/RTTY/FSK441/ FM. They will also try to work amateur satellites with 2m-23cm FM transponders. QSL via SV1HER (QRZ.com).

Operators Hide/JM1LJS (T80W), Motoaki/JE1EKS (T88EK) and Koya/JI5RPT (T88PT) will be active from the IMPAC Palau Rental Shack, July 13-18th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters, CW/SSB and satellites. QSL via their home callsign. The Web pages for this operation are:


TC25, TURKEY (Special Event)
Look for special event station TC25SG to be on the air between July 11-15th to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the foundation of Turkish Coast Guard Command (Sahil Guvenlik). Look for Leonardo/TA1FR, Tevfik/TA1HZ and Bekir/TA2RX to be the operators and to be active from some part of the Marmara Straits Area Command's Coast Guard vessels. They team plans to do an all day multi-band operation for the upcoming IARU HF Championship weekend. QSL direct via TA1HZ or via TA QSL Bureau.

V3, BELIZE (Update)
By the time you read this, Dennis, K7BV, should be active from Caye Caulker (Grid EK57 - IOTA NA-073) off the coast of mainland Belize through July 16th. He informs OPDX that he will be using the callsign V31BV on all bands except 6 meters where he will use the special callsign V36M exclusively. The main purpose of this trip is to focus on 6 meters. He will have a 24/7 breakable beacon on 50.106 MHz. Dennis does state, "There will be plenty of action on the other bands as well with a second rig." QSL via W1JJ. Visit his Web page at:

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please be aware that the callsign "V31BV" was used once before by Vladimir, UA4WHX, during his Caribbean and Central America tour in the year 2002.

Steve, 9M6DXX, will be operating as V8FEO from July 11-15th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, SSB only, including a Single-Op/All-Band entry in the IARU HF Championship Contest (July 14-15th). Steve will be using 300 watts to an HF6 vertical and dipoles for 12, 17, 40 and 80m above the hotel roof, about 30 meters above the ground. QSL via Manager M5AAV, direct or by the RSGB QSL Bureau.

Tune in Tortola! WorldRadio Magazine Editor and FISTS CW Club Coordinator Nancy Kott/WZ8C, along with Bob Mennell/WB5IUU, Cal White/WF5F, Paul Frantz/W5PF and Bill Frink/K5WAF from the Texas DX Society (TDXS) will be operating from the Island of Tortola July 11-18th. They will be participating in the FISTS CW Club Summer Sprint on Friday, July 13th from 8:00 PM to midnight EDT, and the IARU Contest the weekend of the 14th. Operations during the rest of the week will be on SSB, RTTY and CW with an emphasis on straight key operations. Here is an opportunity to get IOTA NA-023 in your log, as well as the VP2V prefix, which the operators will be using in front of their callsigns (VP2V/homecall). QSL via FISTS Bureau or W5PF.

VR10, HONG KONG (Special Event)
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong being handed back to the People's Republic of China, look for VR radio amateurs to use the prefix VR10 (instead of VR2) between July 1st, 2007, and June 30th, 2008.

Alfredo, WP3C, will be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. His activity will also count for the WLOTA as LH-2802. QSL via W3HNK, direct preferred, but Bureau is OK.

YM1907, TURKEY (Change/Special Event/Prefix)
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fenerbahce Sports Club, look for Berkin, TA3J, to be active using the special callsign YM1907FB, which was authorized by the Turkish Republic Telecommunication Department of Istanbul Site Manage ment, between 1907z, July 19th and 1907z, July 26th (not August 2nd as first announced). Activity will be on 160/80/40/20/15/10/2 meters and the WARC bands on all modes. QSL via TA3YJ, direct or by the bureau. For direct QSLs, please send only SASE and 1 IRC (2006 version) with your QSL card, no green stamps please. SWL QSL cards are OK. No eQSL. Visit the Web page:


Ed, N2EK, will be active as ZF2EK from Grand Cayman Island between July 13-20th. Activity will be limited because he is on holiday. Bands and modes of operations were not provided. QSL via N2EK.

Members of the Motueka Contest Club (ZL1V) will be active as a Multi-Op/Multi-Mode station in next weekend's IARU contest, from the Quartz Hill (ZL6QH) super-station. Operators mentioned are: John/W2ID, Brian/ZL1AZE, Chris/ZL1CT and Frank/ZL2TTS. The team will be activating ITU/IARU Zone 60. Please QSL via N3SL.

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