OPDX Bulletin 851 March 24, 2008

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 851
BID: $OPDX.851
March 24, 2008
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, NC1L, NJ1Q, K2XT, W2VU, NG3K, W3HC, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, WW5L, WB6RSE, N7NG, K8YSE, W4ETN, DX-IS News Site, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, DK8JB, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DS4NMJ, F5NQL & UFT, G3SWH, G4EDG, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK5ROS, JE2EHP, JT1CD & MARS, LZ1JZ, RSGB IOTA Web Site, SP8AJK, TA3YJ, VA3RJ & ICPO and ZS6DXB for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 16th/March, through Sunday, 23rd/March there were 230 countries active. Countries available: 1S, 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS

* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).

Operator Gia, 4L4WW, will be active during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (Mar 29-30th) as a Single-Op/??/High-Power entry. QSL via EA7FTR.

Operators David/KY1V, John/K6AM and Scott/W4PA will be active as 6Y1V during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry.

The next big operation will take place this week by Belgium operators and members of the Radio Club Secunda from South Africa. They will be active as 7P8FC from Katse Dam in Lesotho from March 27th to April 3rd. See OPDX.845 for complete details. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, SSB, RTTY and PSK. The QSL Manager is ON4CJK. The direct address is: Jose Duyck, Molenakker 56, 8740 Egem, Belgium. Further information is available on their Web site at:

The TEAM will also be active during the CQ WPX SSB Contest.

Olli, OH0XX/HP1WW, will be active as 8R1K during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) as a All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via HP1WW/OH0XX/EA4BQ.

Operator Ed/N1UR and his xyl Christine/ KB1PQN (her first DXpedition) are now active from Layang-Layang Island Resort, Spratly Islands (AS-051), until 0000z, March 30th. Both operators are using the callsign 9M6/N1UR. There has been plently of activity on 40/30/20/17 meters. QSL via K2RET: Bob Tomkovich, Jr., 405 Hemlock Dr., Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734 USA. More information can be found at:


9X, RWANDA (Update)
The 9X0R operation will be ending this week (announced date, March 27th). As this was being written, the multi-national DXpedition team has made just over 40k QSOs: 20k/CW, 15k/SSB and 4k/RTTY. The complete breakdown is available on their Web page. QSL via EA5RM. For more info on the DXpedition, please visit their Web page at:


Richard Moseson, W2VU, Editor for CQ Amateur Radio, sent out the following press release on March 21st (2008):

"Kosovo Added to CQ DX Awards Country List Effective 2/17/08 -- Kosovo is being added to the list of countries and territories recognized for CQ DX awards, effective immediately, CQ DX Awards Manager Billy Williams, N4UF, announced today.

Verifications for contacts made on or after February 17, 2008 are acceptable for CQ DX Award credit. CQ DX Honor Roll members with 335 or more credits should update by May 31st for highest placement in Honor Roll listings.

The new 339 entity maximum will appear on CQ DX Honor Rolls to be prepared in early June. CQ DX Honor Roll listings prepared in early April will be based on a 338 maximum count.

All Kosovo contacts will count for field KN on applications for the CQ DX Field Award.

Kosovo's status has been the subject of some controversy in the amateur radio community as well as the world community, as the ARRL declared that special operations from there on February 17 will count as Serbia, not Kosovo, in terms of DXCC credit. The United States and many European countries immediately recognized Kosovo's independence. However, Russia and China are opposed to it and Russia has threatened to veto any U.N. action to recognize Kosovo as an independent nation.

'We are aware that the ARRL has not yet added Kosovo to the DXCC list,' explained CQ magazine Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU. 'The League says it is waiting for Kosovo to become a member state of the United Nations or be issued a callsign block by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a U.N. agency. However, because of geopolitical issues far beyond the realm of amateur radio, it is unlikely that the United Nations or the ITU will act on Kosovo in the near future, even though the United States and many other countries have granted it recognition.'

'Because it is CQ's policy to grant credit for contacts with 'new' entities as of the date that their status changes,' Moseson continued, 'we have decided not to wait for U.N. action, but to follow the lead of the United States and other countries that have recognized Kosovo's independence, and to grant credit for contacts made with stations in Kosovo as of its independence day, February 17, 2008.'

(NOTE: This action does not affect the country list for the CQ WW DX Contest. CQWW rules state that its country list is composed of those entities on the DXCC list and the WAE (Worked All Europe) award list. If the WAE Committee decides to add Kosovo to its list, it will auto- matically be added to the CQWW list.)"

Operators Jose/CT1ENQ and Paulo/CT1ETE will be active as CT7X during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) as a Multi-Single/ Lower-Power entry. QSL via CT1ENQ.

Operators Cho/DS5TOS, Ho/6K5WOB, Si-yeul/6K5XYB, Ha/ 6K5XQE, Bae/6K5YPD, Kenny/6K5YOQ and Tai/DS2NMJ will be active as D73D during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) from Daego City, Korea. QSL Manager is DS5TOS.

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

S05A - Western Sahara; 2007 Operation
TX5C - Clipperton Island; 2008 Operation
VP6DX - Ducie Island; 2008 Operation
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced last year on August 8th (2007), that they replaced the callsign series prefix block of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) from T9 to E7. It was announced this past week that effective 2300z, March 21st (March 22nd, 1200 AM in Bosnia-Herzegovina), Amateur Radio operators from BiH will begin using their new E7 callsigns. Boris Knezovia, T93Y (soon to be E73TW), stated the Communications Regulatory Agency has issued only two and three letter callsigns suffixes. Applications for one letter suffixes can be applied for starting April 14th and hopefully will be issued in late May 2008.

Operator Emir/OE1EMS and a team will be active as E77DX during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via OE1EMS (QSL also is "OK" via T98U).

Dieter, DK2AT, will be active as EI/DK2AT from near the capital Dublin between now and March 30th. He is on holiday but activity will be on CW and SSB using a FT-897 with 100 watts into a 10m vertical. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

The Lone Star DX Association is proud to announce that Eric Scace, K3NA, the co-leader from the recent record breaking VP6DX Ducie Island DXpedition will be the keynote speaker for the LSDXA's DX Dinner Banquet at HamCom 2008, June 13-14th, at the Plano Center, north of Dallas, according to LSDXA President Tim Pearson, K5AC. Dinner tickets are 36.00 USDs each and may be ordered through the Ham Com 2008 Web site at:

(Click on the DX dinner block)
The dinner will be in the ballroom of the Holiday Inn Express at 700 Central Expressway (U.S. Highway 75)at 6:30 p.m. Additional information on Ham Com itself can also be found on the Web site. General admission is 8.00 USDs each. Other DX program speakers and programs will be announced later. In addition, the LSDXA will have its usual plethora of door prizes for both the DX dinner and the two days of DX programs at Ham Com. See the Web page:
http://www.dxer.org (Click on LSDXA)
Donors already committed include: Alpha Radio Products, Array Solutions- WX0B, Buddipole, Ten-Tec, QRZ DX, and W4MPY. The list will continue to grow up until dinner and program times. Tom Anderson, WW5L, a LSDXA Vice-President and its information director, said both the DX dinner and the daily DX programs will have some new donors in 2008, in addition to those contributing in past years. 'If you miss the DX dinner or the DX programs, you lose!,' Anderson said."

Michael, DG3NDN, will be active as HB0/DG3NDN between now and March 28th. Activity will be on SSB only on 80/20 meters. QSL HB0/DG3NDN via DG3NDN.

EU-029. Ben, DO1BEN, will be active as OZ/DO1BEN from Lolland Island (DIA SJ-015 for the Danish Islands Award, WW Loc. JO54QV) until March 28th. Activity will be on all HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct (QRZ.com) or by the bureau.

EU-120. Chris, M0DOL, will be active as M0DOL/p and GX4KPT from Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island starting April 5th for six days. The CASHOTA reference number will be given when QSOs take place. QSL via M0DOL.

EU-171. Operators Ela/DL1TM and Tor/DJ4MG will once again be active as OZ/homecall from Ingstrup (JO47UH), Community of Lokken, Nordjylland Island, Denmark, between March 24th and April 10th. They plan to have two stations on the air. One on SSB operating 160/80/40/20/15 meters and the other on PSK31 on 40/20 meters. Antennas will be a spiderbeam, a 160m loop and a DK9SQ loop. They will also be on 2 meters SSB with only 100 watts and an 11 element yagi at 16m above the ground level. They also plan to participate in the Nordic Activity Contest. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the bureau. More information can be found at:


EU-174. Operators Steve/G4EDG, Jeff/G4ELZ, Vasko/LZ1CL and Tony/LZ1JZ will be active from Samothraki Island between March 25th and April 5th. They will be using the special callsign SY8JZ, mainly on CW but with some SSB. QSL via LZ1JZ.

NA-234. (NEW ONE!) The KL7DX IOTA DXpedition to Chuginadak Island (Grid AO52) is planned to take place from July 21-27th. At the moment team members include Yuri/N3QQ, John/KE7V and Yuri/UA9OBA. The team will try to make as many as possible 2-way radio contacts with IOTA Island Chasers on all HF bands including 6 meters. As of right now they are in the final planning stages for Chuginadak Island (Islands of Four Mountains Group) NA-234 Amateur Radio DXpedition. Estimated dates are: Landing on or around July 21st, 2008, departure on or around July 27th, 2008. QSL via AC7DX (QRZ.com). Further information can be found at:


The TEN-FIFTY Contest Group will be active as IO5O during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. Current operators mentioned are: IK5ROS, IK5RLP, IK5YJY, IK5EBL, IZ5EKV and IZ5EME. A real-time log, audio and video feeds will be available at the following Web site:

QSL via IK5RLP, direct or by the bureau.

Khos, JT1CD, informs OPDX that this year marks the 50th anniversary of Amateur Radio in Mongolia. The members of the Mongolian Amateur Radio Society (MARS) will organize a "JT HAMRADIO 50 Anniversary DX Contest" at the end of the year (between 0000z, November 15th and 0000z November 16th).

KH2, GUAM (OC-026)
Yoshi, JE2EHP, will be active as K1HP/KH2 between April 18-21st. Activity will be on SSB and CW, on all HF bands plus 6m. QSL via his home callsign by the bereau.

Remember to look for Harry, W6DXO, to be active as KP2/W6DXO from St. John, March 24-28th. Activity will be holiday style with a focus on 20-10 meters SSB with some CW planned. Operations on 40 meters may take place if an antenna can be rigged up. QSL Manager is KF6JOQ.

Dr. Csaba, DH7KU (HA7XQ), will be active as LX/DH7KU during his Easter holiday and spare time between March 26-28th. His equipment will be a QRP-99 IV TRX from KNE (about 10W), and he will use dipole antennas for 40/20m. QSL via DK0UN.

Operator Philippe, LX2A will be active as LX7I during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or bureau or direct. He has a new home page with a log search at:


Members of the Cray Valley RS will be active as M8C during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via G4DFI.

Operator Willy/ON5AX and his XYL Magda/ON3AX continue to be active from the Pacific locations on their three month tour. By the time you read this, they should be active from their next stop, Lord Howe Island, as VK9ALH until March 30th. Activity will be on CW, SSB and PSK31 using an Alinco DX70 transceiver with only 100 watts into a groundplane antenna designed and made by Tony, ON4CEQ. QSL via ON5AX or ON3AX. Next stop is Australia as VK4/ON5AX between April 2-7th.

Phil Whitchurch, G3SWH (AD5YS), informs OPDX that he has been appointed the QSL Manager for 5B4AIZ, 9M6LSC and C4Z. However, PLEASE NOTE that 9M6LSC is a club station and Phil is *ONLY* able to handle QSLs for the operation by Brian, G4ODV/5B4AIZ, for his activity between March 6-10th (2008). He has updated his Web site and expects to receive the logs and finalize the QSL designs over the next few weeks. His We page is at:


9M6LSC CORRECT QSL ROUTE. Phil Whitchurch, G3SWH (AD5YS), states, "There appears to be some confusion and incorrect QSL routing inform- ation in circulation for the operation from 9M6LSC between 6th and 12th March 2008. 9M6LSC is a club station and this operation was by Brian, G4ODV aka 5B4AIZ. (QRZ.com) lists the QSL route as being via JN1WTK, which is incorrect. Some sources list G4ODV and even G4OBK as the QSL route. The correct route for this operation *ONLY* is via G3SWH.

See: http://www.g3swh.org.uk/9m6lsc.html
I'll be grateful if you can amend your records accordingly.
73 for now -- Phil Whitchurch"

QSL E72AA (ex-T97M, Edin) via his QSL Manager Ralph, K2PF.

QSL MANAGER TAKEOVER. Mac, W3HC, is looking for somebody to take over the QSL MANAGER'S job for 127 stations. They must be able to pick up the blank cards (over 150 boxes) and be able to fill out DX cards. Mac states, "the last two people I talked to knew nothing about DX." If interested, please contact Mac at: w3hcw@comcast.net

TA3YJ QSL SERVICE. New home page address of TA3YJ QSL Service:

New E-mail address of TA3YJ is: ta3yj@aydogmus.gen.tr




R1, ANTARCTICA (Russian Expedition)
A large Russian Antarctic Expedition did start last March 13th, at 0800z, leaving from Cape Town, South Africa, on board the ship "Academician Fedorov" on a route to Antarctica. Planned goals are to visit the following Antarctic bases: Station Progress, Station Mirnyj, Station Molodezhnaya and Station Novolazarevskaya. There are plans for visiting 2 more Antarctic bases including possibly Maitri Base.

Leading the expedition is Valey Sushkov, RW3GW, who did replace Yuri Zaruba, UA9OBA, who is actually very busy. The team also includes Michael Botchkarev (ex-UA0XB) the head of film radio expedition. Look for the callsign R1ANT to be used. While on board the "Academician Fedorov", they will use R1ANT/MM starting March 24th. They will use a FT-897D with only 100W and the following antennas: 6BTV, 20m Delta loop and 20m Vertical.

Activity will be on 40/30/20 meters on SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK. For a special card, QSL via RW3GW - the general producer and the author of the project "Antarctica". Dates and more details on operations in Antarctic will be available after April 2nd. Watch the WAP Web site under "News & Information" at:

Changes in program may be possible on the way there depending on the logistics and weather conditions.

SPDX CONTEST (75th Anniversary)
Tony, SP8AJK (SP75N), wants to remind everyone that 2008 SP DX Contest (April 7-8th) is getting very close. This year it is a very special contest edition celebrating the 75th anniversary of the SP DX Contest (first organized in 1933). To celebrate the SP DX Contest, the Polish Amateur Radio Union and SP DX Club are sposnsorig a special Jubilee Award: The SP DX Contest - 75th Anniversary Award. The award is free for all licensed operators and SWLs. Please look at the award rules and visit the Web page at:


Operator Urcun, TA0U, will be active during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL direct to TA0U.

The Web site for the upcoming Glorioso Island (Glorieuses - AF-011) DXpedition is now available online at:

Days are currently NOT set yet, but the operation will take place between May 6th and June 6th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Frequencies will be published later closer to operation or can be viewed at the above Web site. The team is looking for sponsors and donations for this operations (details on Web page). Glorioso is currently ranked #4 on the "DX Magazine's Most Wanted List". The pilots stations for this DXpedition are:
Europe - Jeff/F6AOJ,
North America (east coast) - Floyd, N5FG
Australia/New Zealand - Lee, ZL2AL
They are awaiting the confirmation for Asian pilot station(s) (possibly Toshi/JA1ELY and Mike/UA0MF). The DXpedition is still looking for a pilot for North America (west coast).

The TX5C operation went QRT at 1400z, March 15th, two days earlier than originally planned. This was due to both weather and sea conditions. The Captain of the Shogun determined that an earlier departure was required to ensure the safety of his crew and their team.

Their Web page states, "We began moving equipment offshore two days prior in challenging conditions. By the time the last team members were extracted from the atoll late in the day, all but one of the zodiac spare propellers had been broken on the reef. The Shogun pulled anchor at 0130z, March 16th, and as the sunset, the team watched Clipperton Atoll slowly fade from view."

Their Web page now reports a total of 71,794 QSOs in 156 hours (6.5 days) of operating: CW/34171, SSB/33843 and RTTY/3780. QSL via N7CQQ, by the bureau or direct to: John Kennon, P.O. Box 31553, Laughlin, Nevada 89028, USA. The log will also be uploaded to LoTW once the official log has been certified. For more information, online log and updates, visit the TX5C Web page at:


Masa, VK1ANU, is now active as VK9ANU until April 2nd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using vertical antennas for the LF, a wire for HF and only 100w. He was heard this past week on 80/40/30 meters CW. Remember, he will also be an entry in CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th). QSL via JO2SLZ.

Remember to look for operators Bill/ KX4WW, Vic/W4VIC, Noll/W9RN and Bruce/W4OV to be active as VP5/homecall between March 24th and April 1st. The group will be active in the CQ WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) using the special callsign VQ59W. QSL VQ59W via KX4WW, LoTW or direct ONLY (NO BUREAU QSLs). Bill, KX4WW, states, "Please QSL direct with SASE or ONE USD. International IRCs are difficult to process here locally, so please send U.S. Dollar ONLY." QSL all others as follows:
VP5/KX4WW - LoTW or Direct Only with 1 USD or SASE - NO eQSL
VP5/W4VIC - LoTW, Direct, or Bureau - NO eQSL
VP5/W9RN - Direct or Bureau
VP5/W4OV - Direct, Bureau, LoTW - NO eQSL
More info can be found at:


Tomas, LY1F (VK2CCC), will be active as VR2/VK2CCC between June 19-21st. Activity will be holiday style on CW on the HF bands. QSL route to be announced later.

Tomas, LY1F (VK2CCC), will be active from here between May 27-29th. Callsign is to be announced later. Activity will be holiday style on CW on the HF bands. The QSL route will also be announced later.

Members of the Orari Kebayoran Radio Club will activate their club station YB0ZDA during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) as a Multi-Op/All-Band (no 160m) entry. All QSLs for YB0ZDA will be replied by direct or by the Bureau. Operators mentioned are: Fan/YB0AI, Anna/ YE0ANA, Rani/YC0UI, Kar/YB0NDT, Pri/YB0ECT and Gus/YB0MJY.

Rhynhardt, ZS6DXB, reports (edited): "Following the fairy tale of 3Y0E Bouvet Island, Petrus Kritzinger, ZS6GCM, sets out to yet another unique amateur radio venture that many DX'ers around the world can only dream about. Petrus will be QRV from Marion Island #6 on the 'DX Magazine 2007 Most Wanted List' as ZS8T. He is expected to be QRV by May 2008 depending on his work load. Building on the success of the 3Y0E Bouvet Island operation, Petrus wanted to take his amateur radio activity to the next level. Having more time to effectively plan the operation from Marion Island as ZS8T, work began to set a team together that could rise above the high standards that were set during the 3Y0E Bouvet Island operation.

The ZS8T team consists of the following people:

    Rhy  ZS6DXB      - Press Officer/Logistical Support
    Don  N1DG        - Finance/Logistical Support
    Tom  N4XP        - Finance Support
    Emil LZ3HI       - QSL Manager
    Christian DL6KAC - Website construction
    Col MM0NDX       - Website construction
    Stan SQ8X        - Website design, graphics & multimedia, media
                       & PR advisory
One of the first tasks was to start work on a website that could take DXpedition Web sites to a new standard. Chris/DL6KAC, Col/MM0NDX and Stan/SQ8X really stood up to the challenge and created an interactive website that will change the future of DXpedition Web sites. The team has built in a unique news cluster into the site that you can subscribe to that will enable you to receive all the latest news from the team behind ZS8T direct. Please register to the Web site on the following link:

The second challenge was to obtain better radio gear that was used during 3Y0E. The ZS8T team is proud to announce the following principal sponsors to the ZS8T operation; these principal sponsors were strategic in getting the hardware needed for ZS8T. Without these sponsors ZS8T would never off made it out of the harbor...

    * ICOM America donated an IC7000
    * Spiderbeam donated a 5 band HD Spiderbeam yagi
    * NCDXF donated funds to obtain an Ameritron AL80 Amplifier, with
            a SteppIR Vertical. 
    * Tigertronics donated a Signalink USB digital interface
    * Mr. Emil LZ3HI at Gold Print Services donated all QSL cards and
            QSL management services 
    * INDEXA, GDXF, GMDX, EUDXF, Chiltern DX Club, Clipperton DX Club,
      David Topp W5BXX, Mile Hi DXA, Aurum Telemedia, Funkamateur, Passau
      DX Club, Danish DX Group, DXXE and EUDXF made financial donations
      to offset costs. Donations from kind individuals during 3Y0E, we are
      pleased to announce some of that money helped offset the cost of
      radio equipment now being used on Marion Island. It also greatly
      assisted with shipping costs to South Africa. In addition, Marios
      5B4WN, offered his awesome online log facility that has been used
      with great success at VP6DX, TX5C etc. for ZS8T online log look-ups. 
The team behind ZS8T would like to thank each and every organization and individual that has contributed to date in making the operation a full success.

Petrus, ZS6GCM, has also undergone extensive training and will be active on the following bands 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 12 and 10 meters. He will be active on the following modes: SSB, CW and RTTY. A detailed timetable with frequencies and modes will be made available closer to the QRV date. Petrus will also be communicating with Rhy, ZS6DXB, on a regular basis, and you can expect regular updates with photos and even the possibility of videos from the Island as the year progresses. ZS8T will be uploaded to LOTW on completion of the operation.

Without any further ado, please join us on a life changing journey to Marion Island, official website address:

Within ZS8T.net you will find an abundance of information, discussions, images/movies and enough viewing to entice you into working Petrus. The entire ZS8T Team would be delighted if you joined us in following Petrus by subscribing to the RSS-feed at:
Or our ZS8T-newsletter at: http://zs8t.net/newsletter/
73.... Rhynhardt Louw ZS6DXB"

ADDED NOTE: There is an interesting 12 minute audio interview with Petrus, ZS6GCM, about his upcoming ZS8T operation available on the Web at:


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