OPDX Bulletin 859 May 26, 2008

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 859
BID: $OPDX.859
May 26, 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, NJ1Q, KF2TI, W2VU, K3IXD, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4VQ, K8YSE, N8OFS, DX-IS News Site, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, 9M2TO, BD5RV/4, DC7NF, DK8JB, DL5ME, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, F5NQL & UFT, GM0DHZ, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JA1DFK, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Island News, LY5W, LZ1BJ, OH2BN, RA6YY, RN3RQ, RSGB IOTA Web Site, SM6WET, TA1HZ, TA0U, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3ZIK and VK4HDX for the following DX information.

Well, I am still recovering from the Dayton HamVention weekend. It was a rough week at work, and I guess my age is beginning to show. Hopefully, I will be back to normal next week. You may also note that this week's bulletin is extra long (two weeks of announcements). I also included an extra page this week on stations that were expected to be in this past weekend's CQ WPX CW Contest (Sorry, I could not get it out sooner).

Anyway, Dayton was great, as usual. The SWODXA DX Dinner provided DXers with a good meal and a great VP6DX presentation by Eric, K3NA. The VP6DX QSL cards should be arriving soon from the printers (within two weeks). DXers will be really surprised when they receive their collectable QSL card (a 32 page booklet with pictures from the DXpedition). It will be worth the wait Eric states. Eric also did a presentation during the DX Forum at Hara Arena which was excellent and different from the DX Dinner.

During the DX Dinner the SWODXA announced their annual "DXpedition of the Year" award and it went to the 2007 BS7H operation. They also announced during the dinner the CQ magazine's 2008 CQ DX Hall of Fame inductees (see below).

Other interesting things for DXers during the HamVention included the SWODXA's DX Forums which had a very good line-up of presentions on 3B7C, J5C, VP6DX and TX5C. I would also like to mention the great turnout for the NODXA Hospitality Suite by many notable world-wide DXers. The suite was open most nights until 1:00 am. Thanks to those who attended. It may have been long nights and early mornings, but I enjoyed myself.

Lastly, I would like to mention that OPDX Webmaster John, K8YSE, has put together his annual HamVention listing of losing ticket numbers (those who did not stay for door prizes - with the list of prizes they could have won) and the winning ticket numbers of main prizes on the OPDX Web page at:


According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 18th/May, through Sunday, 25th/May there were 227 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, 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, FP, FR, FW, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, 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, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, 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).

Alex, GM0DHZ/AA8YH, informs OPDX that he is returning here in mid-November for 5 weeks. He plans to concentrate on the LF bands. He adds that he willing to accept skeds from "QRP" operators/stations, either CW or SSB. They can contact him via his E-mail address listed on (QRZ.com).

Joska, HA9RT, will be active as 4O/HA9RT from Budva between May 30th and June 6th. Activity will be mainly CW on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign.

4U1WED, AUSTRIA (Special Event)
Look for special event station 4U1WED to be active between June 1-30th. Operations will be from the Vienna International Amateur Radio Club (4U1VIC) at the United Nations in Vienna. Activity is to celebrate the "World Environment Day" (WED) on June 5th. QSL via 4U1VIC. For more details on WED, please refer to the following Web site:


5X, UGANDA (Correction/Update)
Franz, DJ5MR (not DC7NF as reported), is now active as 5X7FN until the end of June. He is currently there teaching at the "Butende Technical School" near Masaka, 120km north of Kampala City. Activity is expected to be mainly on 40 and 20 meters SSB. Most of his activity so far has been on 20 meters on various frequencies (mostly 14250 kHz) between 1700-2100z. He is only using a dipole and 100 watts. QSL via Albert, DC7NF.

Zrinko (Zik), VE3ZIK/DO7ZZ, will be once again active from Bilice at Croatian Coast until May 27th. Activity will be on all HF bands, CW, SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY, PSK31 and PSK63). He was also expected to take part in the CQWW WPX CW Contest as a Single-OP/Single-Band or All- Band entry. QSL via DO7ZZ, DARC bureau 100%. E-mail requests for QSL cards via: zik@tiscali.de . He will update his log on-line LOG after his activity at:


9M1, EAST & WEST MALAYSIA (Special Callsigns)
Look for 18 never-been-heard radio scouting special callsigns to be on air - activity started May 17-18th. In conjunction with the centennial celebration of scouting in Malaysia and the World Telecommunication & Information Society Day 2008, the Scouts Association of Malaysia have organized their first Malaysia national Jamboree-On-The-Air (JOTA) on May 17-18th. The Malaysian Communic- ations & Multimedia Commission (SKMM) granted eighteen special event callsigns, 9M1CSx, to stations nationwide. The callsigns are valid until December 31st, 2008, and will be used for the following on air jamborees in 2008:
Asia Pacific JOTA: 0000z, August 2nd until 2359z, August 3rd
World JOTA: 1800z, October 18th until 2359z, October 19th

The national society, Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters' Society (MARTS), will provide QSL Bureau service to all of the following 9M1CSx stations. Details are available on:

The following is the list of special callsigns:

  9M1CSA Perak                     9M1CSN Negeri Sembilan
  9M1CSB Sungai Besar, Selangor    9M1CSP Penang Island
  9M1CSC Pahang                    9M1CSQ Sarawak
  9M1CSD Kelantan                  9M1CSR Perlis
  9M1CSF Muar, Johor               9M1CSS Sabah
  9M1CSI Segamat, Johor            9M1CST Terengganu
  9M1CSJ Johor Bahru, Johor        9M1CSW Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
  9M1CSK Kedah                     9M1CSY Cyberjaya Secondary School 
  9M1CSM Malacca                   9M1CSZ Gombak, Kuala Lumpur
PLEASE NOTE: 9M1CSS is 9M6 and the others are 9M2.
ADDED NOTE: 9M1CSP (9M2 - Penang Group) was active this past weekend during the CQWW WPX CW Contest. QSL via 9M2 Bureau or 9M2TO: PO BOX 125, GPO 10710, PENANG, MALAYSIA.

BT1, CHINA (Special Event Stations)
Michael Chen, BD5RV/4, informs OPDX that the Chinese Radio Sports Association (CRSA) has announced that five special event stations will be active during the 2008 Beijing Olympics starting May 18th and ending September 17th. Each of the five different callsigns will represent one of the 5 Olympic Games ring symbols: BT1OB for Beibei (blue), BT1OJ for Jingjing (black), BT1OH for Huanhuan (red), BT1OY for Yingying (yellow) and BT1ON for Nini (green). Activity will be on 160-10 meters using SSB, CW, and RTTY. The contacts can be used to apply for a "Beijing Olympics Award" which will be available soon. Also. look for operations on SSTV, PSK, the satellites, EME, and possibly other modes. Contacts using these modes will not be valid for the award. The QSL Manager for these special event stations is BA4EG, by the Bureau or direct. QSL cards will be sent out starting October 2008. A Web site is now active with news updates, station setup, logs, award info and QSL status, at:

The CRSA is at:

Operators Peter/W2GJ, Ed/K3IXD and Dallas/W3PP will be active as C6APR from here between July 25-28th. Their activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op DXpedition entry. The team will be on Crooked Island (NA-113, LH BAH-005 and Grid FL22tt). Look for activity outside of the contest on 80-6 meters including 30/17/12 meters, CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via K3IXD.

Operators Freddy/F5IRO and David/F8CRS will be making visits to the Islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe between August 4-21st. Their schedule and stops are as follows:

August 4-17th - Active as TO8S from Les Saintes Island (NA-114); with 2 HF stations, mainly CW on 80-10 meters (some SSB and RTTY too). During the same period, they will try to be active as FG/homecall from Guadeloupe (NA-102) for 3-4 days with one station, and FM/homecall from the Island Martinique (NA-107) for 3-4 days. It is recommend to watch the clusters!

August 18-21st - They will end their stay and be active as FM/homecall from the Martinique (NA-107) with 1 station.

Operations will be holiday style during their spare time. QSL via F8CRS, by the Bureau or direct (w/SAE+postage).

CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, sent out the following press release May 16th: "CQ magazine today announced its 2008 Hall of Fame inductees, welcoming 14 new members into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame, three new members of the CQ DX Hall of Fame and two new members of the CQ Contest Hall of Fame.

The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors those individuals, whether licensed hams or not, who have made significant contributions to amateur radio; and those amateurs who have made significant contributions either to amateur radio, to their professional careers or to some other aspect of life on our planet.

The 2008 inductees (listed alphabetically) are:

Gaston Bertels, ON4WF - Honorary President, former President & CEO, UBA (Belgian IARU society); founder & President, AMSAT Belgium; Chairman, ARISS Europe

L.B. Cebik, W4RNL (SK) - Noted antenna authority, prolific author on topics relating to antennas and antenna modeling

Gordon England, ex-W3AWO - Deputy Secretary of Defense; former Secretary of the Navy; former defense industry executive

Adm. Edmund Giambastiani, N4OC - Retired Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Gerald Griffin, MD, K6MD - Brigadier General, Medical Corps, US Army (Ret.) - Led medical brigades and humanitarian missions in various combat zones; delegate to NATO medical advisory committee

Larnelle Harris, WD4LZC - Multi-award-winning Gospel singer/songwriter

Lenore Jensen, W6NAZ (SK) - Co-Founder, Young Ladies' Radio League (YLRL)

John Kanzius, K3TUP - Inventor of possible cure for cancer using RF energy; process for possible use of seawater as fuel

Charles (Chip) Margelli, K7JA - DXer and DXpeditioner; arranged the use of Yaesu equipment for countless DXpeditions; successfully represented hams in Morse code vs. text-messaging competition on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in 2005

Philip S. Rand, W1DBM (SK) - TVI pioneer; author, Television Inter- ference; engineer, Remington-Rand (son of one of the founders); author, many articles in CQ and QST

Vice Adm. Scott Redd (Ret.), K0DQ / A92Q - Former Director, National Counterterrorism Center; Retired Commander, US Fifth Fleet; active contester and DXer

Dr. Tony Tether, K2TGE - Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Dr. Hamadoun I. Toure, HB9EHT - Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Dr. John Townsend, W3PRB - Space program pioneer, aerospace industry executive.

The CQ Contest and DX Halls of Fame honor those amateurs who not only excel in personal performance in these major areas of amateur radio but who also "give back" to the hobby in outstanding ways.

The 2008 inductees to the CQ DX Hall of Fame are:

John Devoldere, ON4UN, who more or less single-handedly popularized DXing on 80 meters. His book, "Low Band DXing", is considered the "bible" for DXing on these bands, with more than 50,000 copies sold in the 20+ years in which it's been in print. John was the first ham to earn CQ's 5-Band Worked All Zones (5BWAZ) award, in 1979; he holds 80m DXCC certificate #1 and currently has 357 countries confirmed on the band.

Nellie Saltiel de Lazard, XE1CI, a pediatrician and DXer/DXpeditioner, Nellie has earned just about every major DXing award and has operated from more than a dozen different countries, including being the first YL to operate from Palestine (E4).

Bob Schenck, N2OO, has made his greatest contribution to DXing behind the scenes as QSL manager for over 100 DX stations and more than 130 DXpeditions and as founder of the QSL Manager's Society.

The 2008 inductees to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame are:

Paolo Cortese, I2UIY - has too many top-10 finishes to list. Off the air Paolo served for more than a decade as the HF Contest Manager for Italy's national amateur radio association; wrote a book on contesting, has been a member of the CQWW Contest Committee since 1990 and co-director of the CQ WW RTTY DX Contest and CQ WPX RTTY Contest since 2005.

Randy Thompson, K5ZD, has multiple wins in the CQ World Wide DX Contest, ARRL Sweepstakes, CQ WPX (CW and SSB), CQ 160 and the IARU HF Championship. His station has also hosted many #1 performances by guest operators. Randy is three-time editor of the National Contest Journal, co-founder of the e-ham.net website. He has just been named Director of the CQ WPX Contests.

Formal inductions to the CQ Contest and DX Halls of Fame were scheduled for the contest and DX dinners, respectively, at the Dayton Hamvention."

Alain, F5LMJ, will be active as CU3/F5LMJ from Terceira Island (EU-175) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the REF bureau.

* Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, reports that the following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
TI9KK - Cocos Island; 2008 Operation
If you had cards rejected for this operation, send an E-mail to dxcc@arrl.org to be placed on the list for an update.

* DXCC card checking will be done at Ham Radio Friedrichshafen. Card checking will occur during all hours of operation Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 27-29th. Many hams travel from around the world and this is a busy event for card checking. Please remember these tips that will help you and the card checkers through the process, avoid delays and allow us to serve everyone:
* Visit http://www.arrl.org/awards/dxcc/faq/ for complete information on the Application Process and for information on filling out the form;
* Make sure that your cards are in proper order. Band first, then mode. Cards with multiple QSOs at the end;
* The order on the record sheet MUST match the order of the cards;
* The latest forms are on the DXCC web site at:www.arrl.org/awards/dxcc;
* Have all paperwork completed before you come to the table;
* Make sure everything is legible;
* List only QSOs you want credit for

For more details on "Hybrid application" and "Payment methods", please visit the DXCC Dialog Weblog at: http://www.arrl.org/blog/DXCC%20Dialog

AF-004. Members of the Grupo DX Teide (GDXT) will be active as EG8FOR from El Hierro Island (DIE S-015 for the Spanish Islands Award) and the Orchilla Lighthouse (FEA D-2836, ARLHS CAI-066, WLOTA 2005, WW Loc. IL07WR, DME 38901) between May 30th and June 1st. The group will dedicate this activation of the Orchilla Light- house to Don Carmelo Heredia D.E.P. who was the first light- keeper in 1933. Operators mentioned are: Angel/EA8BFH (SSB/VHF), Jose/EA8ARG (SSB/Digital) and Luis/EA8AY (CW). Activity will be on 40-2 meters on CW, SSB and PSK31, using TS-480 at 100 watts for CW, FT-897 and FT-840 at 100 watts for SSB and the Digital modes. Antennas will be a portable Spiderbeam (for 5 bands), Moxon for 30/20m, Delta Loop Array for 40m and G5RV. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 7015, 10106, 14028, 18073 and 21028 kHz
SSB - 7095, 14185, 18165 and 21290 kHz
6m - 50.145 MHz USB
2m - 145.245MHz SSB
QSL via EA8NQ, direct (QRZ.com) or by the bureau. More inform- ation can be found at: http://introfor.grupodxteide.com/

AS-024. Operators Takashi/JE3NJZ and Aruga/JA0KNM will be active as homecall/JA6 from Kuro Island, June 6-9th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters, CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the bureau.

EU-043. Operators Tomas/SM6XMY, Sten/SM6MIS, Magnus/SM6WET, Janne/ SM6YOF, Bengt/SM6UQL, Pierre/SA6AOA and Rick/SM6U will be active as 8S6KOS from Nordkoster (North Koster) Island, Thursday, May 29th until Sunday, June 1st. QSOs are also valid for the "Salt Water Award" (known as Worked All SM6 Islands) as reference number 1548. Grid square is JO58MV. PLEASE NOTE that the QSL Manager this year has changed to SM6WET. Cards will be accepted via the Bureau or direct with a SASE (2 USDs or 1 IRC for return postage).

EU-097. Operators Mario/DL5ME and Guenter/DG3HWO will be active as OH2/DL5ME from Emsalo Island, Finland, between June 5-8th. Activity will be on the 40/30/20/17 meters on CW/SSB. Antennas will be a Butternut vertical and Spiderbeam. QSL via DH5MM using the QRZ.com address only.

EU-135. Operators Mario/DL5ME and Guenter/DG3HWO will be active as SD2O from Holmon Island, Sweden, between May 29th and June 2nd. Activity will be on the 40/30/20/17 meters on CW/SSB. Antennas will be a Butternut vertical and Spiderbeam. QSL via SD2O using the (QRZ.com) address only.

EU-164. Dan, IK2UWA, will be active as TK/IK2UWA from Cavallo Island between May 31st and June 6th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters on CW and SSB using a Yaesu FT-857 w/100 watts into a homemade I1UJX vertical Multi-Band antenna. QSL direct or by the Bureau.

Fred, K9VV, is planning to be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. The callsign will be announced later. QSL via K5WW.

Look for a team from Japanese operators to activate two islands in the AS-031 Ogasawara Islands group during June. All operators will be signing homecall/JD1. Operators mentioned are: JA1EJK, JA1JQY, JA1NND, JA1XEQ, JA1KJW, JA1EBA, JJ1JGI, JI1FPO, JR1LYL and 7N4AGB. Their schedule is as follows:
Chichi Island - June 12-18th
Haha Island - June 19-22nd
Activity will be on 160-6 meters, CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the bureau.

KH7, HAWAII (6 meters)
Fred, KH7Y, has been very active on 6 meters. Look for him between 50115-50125 kHz between 1800-2000z.

LY600, LITHUANIA (Special Event)
Sam, LY5W, has been active as LY600W as of May 16th and will continue until May 31st. Activity is to celebrate the 600th anniversary of Kaunas Municipality. Look for him on 80-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via: Saulius Zalnerauskas LY5W, Box 1081, Kaunas 49005, Lithuania.

MAY 23RD! A press release from Jarmo, OH2BN, states (edited):

"The original OH2AQ DX Summit was launched in 1998. It represented something that changed the entire DX hunt. Spinning the dial became old history that would never return.

Yasme Foundation President Wayne Mills, N7NG, put it as follows; 'Jukka Salomaa, OH2BUA and Antti Kantola, OH5TB were awarded the Yasme Excellence Award for conceiving, operating, and maintaining the DX Summit, the first widely used Web-based spotting network portal. They created a tool that fundamentally changed the nature of HF operating, a true advancement of the radio art.'

The OH2AQ Summit has been a reliable tool for DX spotting for ten years. It was based on a concept and the computing power of those other days. Today marks the 10th anniversary of this innovation.

The New DX Summit, operated by Arcala Extremes, OH8X and supported by Yasme Foundation Inc., boasts a dramatic increase in computing power with the latest available equipment providing easy access to configure a Microsoft Server 2003 platform. State-of-the-art multiple servers are located in California, USA for fast information throughput and massive data storage. A huge amount of data will be retrieved for potential future applications. The system has been developed by Admino Technologies Ltd. located in Oulu, Northern Finland. http://www.adminotech.com

Traffic congestion should be a thing of the past. You can sample the speed and functionality during this coming weekend's WPX Contest. You should reconfigure your setup to http://www.dxsummit.fi (please update your browser bookmarks) because the original OH2AQ DX Summit will close down soon.

While the new system begins as a stepped-up carbon copy of the original system, it will provide an advanced technical platform for many new features that are on the drawing board as we speak.

Arcala Extremes, OH8X is a group of serious hams seeking technical innovations, experimenting with advanced radio and antenna concepts to further the evolution of amateur radio by using the competitive spirit as their trademark to attract young people. Their stations, OH8X and CU2A, are located in Oulu, Northern Finland and Azores Islands respectfully.

Yasme Foundation http://www.yasme.org is a non-profit corporation undertaking scientific and educational projects related to amateur radio, including DXing and the introduction and promotion of amateur radio in developing countries."

It was announced effective May 13, 2008, Italian amateur radio operators will be authorized to use the frequencies between 7100-7200 kHz (on a secondary basis), using only a total radiated power not exceeding 24 dbW.

QSL ROUTES by Johannes/DK8JB and Tedd/KB8NW:

    4X60ID  via 4Z5LA      4Z60TL  via 4Z4TL
    4X60ISR via 4Z5LA      RL6YXX  via N3SL
    4Z60ML  via 4Z5ML      ZM80WB  via Bureau, or direct requests to ZL2AOH
    4X60UU  via 4X6UU
NEW ADDRESS FOR OM2SA. QSL Manager Juraj, OM2SA, has a new mailing address (see (QRZ.com)). The new address is: Juraj Sipos, P.O. Box 29, 94603 Kolarovo, Slovak Republic.

The "Michurinsk Contest Group" (UA3R) was active as RP63RQ, RP63RTK, RP3RST and RP3RZK between May 5-9th and in the CQ-M Contest. QSL via RN3RQ, by the bureau or direct to: Jack Yatskiv, P.O.Box 30, Michurinsk 393760, Russia. LoTW will also be available in June 2008. Also, QSL for UA3RAR, RX3RXX and RP3RTK can be sent ONLY to RN3RQ (Jack has the logs that are dated after January 1st, 2002). Jack also mentions that he has sent 12000 QSL cards via the Bureau as of March 1st, 2008. If you don't receive a QSL, please send him an E-mail request at: rn3rq@tamb.ru

QSL TC1ATA via TA1KB. Activity was to commemorate the 89th anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's arrival in Samsun (the city where the War of Independence started) and the "Youth and Sports Day". Operators were TA1GR, TA1IG, TB1CGX, TB1CRN and TB1CRQ.

Kadek, YB9BU, is now the QSL Manager for the following: YC8TXW (OC-210), YC8TXW/P (OC-022), YC8TXW/p (OC-236), YC8UFF/P (OC-236), YC8RSW/p (OC-236), YC7IPZ (OC-166), YC8XNE (OC-076) and YC8XWJ (OC-076).



Operators Tom/NY0V and Rod/K0DAS will be heading to Christmas Island (Kiritimati) in October. They plan to be active between October 23rd-28th as T32CXX and T32DAS. Activity will include the CQWW SSB Contest and they plan to use T32CXX as a Multi/Single entry in Zone 31 over the contest weekend. QSL T32CXX via W0CXX and T32DAS via K0DAS.

Takashi, JA0DCQ, is now active as T88CQ until May 27th. Activity will be on the HF bands, SSB and CW. QSL via his home callsign.

Urcun, TA0U, will be active as TC17GS between June 1-15th. Operations will be on 40 and 20 meters and the activity is to celebrate the 17th Championship of Galatasaray. Recently, Galatasaray has won the 2007-2008 Turkish Super League title and will be one of the two teams representing Turkey in the 2008-2009 Champions League. For more details, see:


TC40, TURKEY (Special Event)
Tevfik, TA1HZ, will be signing as TC40TRT to celebrate the 40th anniversary of TRT Turkish Television broadcasting. A one-day ONLY activation will take place on Saturday, May 31st, and he will be on the air on 40/20/17 meters. The first 40 direct received QSLs will be replied to with a Turkish Post Office's special TRT 40th Year stamp.

Chris, F8DZY, will be active as TK/F8DZY, from Furiani Province (EU-014, DIFM TK-001, WLOTA 1390) between July 9th and August 3rd. Activity will be limited to his spare time, but look for him to be on 40-10 meters, CW and SSB. He will use an Icom IC-706MKII and a G5RV junior antenna. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

All DXers are invited to attended the "2008 DXers Banquet in Tokyo" that will be held on August 23rd, in conjunction with the 2008 Ham Fair in Tokyo. The location of the banquet is the Tokyo Fashion Town (TFT) building, East-Wing 9th floor. The place is about 7 minute walk from the Big Site Ham Fair location. For complete details, visit the NDXA Web site at:


VK9D, WILLIS ISLAND (DXpedition Update)
A press release (#3) dated May 24th, on the new VK9DWX Web site at

states, the DXpedition Team was rather active during the last couple of months. Excerpts advise readers that the team has found substantial support in VK-Land through Dale, VK4DMC who lives near Cairns, Queensland. Dale has been helping them by talking to local ship-owners, authorities and logistic companies. The team has also added two new operators to their DXpedition:
Robert/SP5XVY - SSB/RTTY operator and was a member of the VP6DX team
Gerd/DJ5IW - No details available

A QSL Manager has been announced. QSLs will be going to Mario, DJ2MX, who did a very reliable job after their VK9DNX DXpedition. Details on planning their antenna and station setups is still being worked out by Joerg/DL8WPX. They want to have four stations with full legal power on the air operating at the same time and also on the same band in different modes, if situation is requiring. Their location will be very close to the beach. Antennas will be vertical antennas on all bands, with arrays from 80-10m. They will have beverages for better receiving possibilities on the low bands. The team has not yet decided to operate 6 meters. Donations are coming in but are still needed. A list of contributors is available in the complete press release on their Web page.

Graham, M0AEP, will be active as VP2MDD from June 7-19th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters with 200W and a Carolina Windom antenna. Also, look for operations on 6 meters. He will use a 5 element yagi and 100 watts. QSL via M0AEP, direct or by the bureau.

Boyan, LZ1BJ, is now active from here using the callsign YU8/LZ1BJ. Boyan informs OPDX that he will be here over the next few months. Activity has begun on 10 meter SSB and 40/20 meters RTTY/PSK. He told OPDX that he plans to be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB, PSK31 and RTTY. QSL via LZ QSL Bureau.

Operators Jim/K4BI and Mario/K2ZD are planning a major 6m DXpedition here. Look for them to sign ZF2BI and ZF2ZD, respectively, between June 20th and July 6th. They will be running an ACOM amp into a 6M5X. Look for them on 50.105 MHz. Their beacon will be on 50.095 MHz. Emphasis will again be EU, AF, SA and AS, but will of course work NA. They will have HF capability but don't plan on being there very much or very often. QSL via their home callsign.

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The following stations were expected to be active in the
CQ World Wide WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th, 2008)
Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2008 CQWW WPX CW Contest. Please visit Bill's Web page at:

 Contest        DXCC       Class         QSL
Callsign       Entity                    Route
 3D2A          Fiji        M/?           LotW; QSL via VK4AN, Buro or direct
 3V8SS         Tunisia     SOSB 80M      IZ8FWN
 4L0A          Georgia     SOAB HP       UU4JMG
 4U1VIC    Vienna Intl Ctr M/2           TBA
 5P5X          Denmark     TBD           5P5X; QSL OK via Buro or direct
 5R8UO         Madagascar                LotW; QSL via DARC Buro and eQSL
 6Y1V          Jamaica     M/2           OH3RB
 8P2T          Barbados    SO            G0TSM
 9A/VE3ZIK     Croatia     SOSB          DO7ZZ Buro
 9A50KDE       Croatia     M/S           9A1AA
 9A60A         Croatia     M/2           9A7A
 AN7B          Spain       M/?           EA7BB
 B4TB          China       M/S           BA4TB
 CS2T          Portugal    SOAB          CT1ILT
 CS9L          Madeira     SOAB HP       DJ6QT
 CT9M          Madeira     M/S           CT3EE
 CW5W          Uruguay     SOAB          CX6VM
 CW7T          Uruguay     SOAB HP       K5WW
 D4C         Cape Verde Is SOAB HP       IZ4DPV
 DM5A          Germany     M/?           DM5A
 E77DX  Bosnia&Herzegovina M/2           OE1EMS; QSL also OK via T98U
 EE2W          Spain       M/?           EB2BXL
 EE8Z          Canary Is   SOAB          VE3HO
 EF8M          Canary Is   SOAB HP       RX3DU
 ES9C          Estonia     M/2           ES5RY
 GM7V          Scotland    M/M           M0CMK
 H7/K9GY       Nicaragua   SOAB LP       K9GY
 HA808MT       Hungary     SOSB 40M      HA8MT
 HQ9R          Honduras    SOAB LP       K5WW
 II1H          Italy       M/S           I1HJT
 IR4X          Italy       SOAB HP       LotW; QSL also OK via I4EAT
 IR9Y          Sicily      M/S           IT9ABY
 J48IS         Greece      SOAB          DF3IS; QSL OK via DARC Buro or direct
 J49XF         Crete       SOAB LP       G3URA
 JT1BV         Mongolia    SOAB HP       JT1BV
 KD2HE         USA         M/S           N3DXX
 KH2/WX8C      Guam        M/S           WX8C
 LN3Z          Norway      M/S           LA9VDA
 LQ0F          Argentina   SOAB LP       EA5KB
 LS2D          Argentina   M/S           EA5KB
 LX7I          Luxembourg  M/2           LX2A
 LX0RL         Luxembourg  M/2           LX1KQ
 LY7A          Lithuania   M/M           LY2ZO
 LZ9W          Bulgaria    M/M           LZ9W Buro
 LZ08KM        Bulgaria    SOAB LP       LZ1PJ; QSL also OK via Buro
 M7A           England     M/S           M0NRC
 MJ0LON        Jersey      SOAB HP       DF1LON
 NM7D          USA         M/S           NM7D
 NQ4I          USA         SOSB 20M      K4PK
 OG8X          Finland     M/2           OH2BN
 OH0           Aland Is                  PA0VHA Direct
 OH0J          Aland Is    SOSB 10M      OH1RX
 OL7R       Czech Republic M/2           OK1WMV
 OP5T          Belgium     SOAB LP       OP5T; QSL OK via Buro or direct
 P33W          Cyprus      M/S           RA3AUU
 P40A          Aruba       SOAB          WD9DZV
 P40L          Aruba       M/2           K5WW Direct
 PA143ITU      Netherlands M/M           PA3CAL
 PA6Z          Netherlands M/M           PA9M
 PJ2T Netherlands Antilles SO HP         K9GY
 PQ4F          Brazil      SO            PY4FQ; QSL OK via Buro or direct
 PR5W          Brazil      SOAB HP       PY5FB
 PS2T          Brazil      SOAB HP       K3IRV
 PT4C          Brazil      SO            PY4CEL; QSL OK via Buro or direct
 RL6YXX    Russia (Europe) M/?           N3SL; QSL OK via Buro or direct
 SN30J         Poland      SOSB 160M     SP5JXK; QSL OK via Buro or direct
 SY3M          Greece      M/?           LotW
 TC3D          Turkey      SOAB          TA3D
 TC37F         Turkey      M/?           LZ1NK
 TF3CW         Iceland     SOSB 20M      LX1NO
 TM4Q          France      M/S           F6FYA
 TM5CW         France                    F5SJB
 TM5W          France      M/S           F5KIN
 TM7XX         France      SOSB 20M      F5MUX
 TM0R          France      M/S           F5GGL
 VB3E          Canada                    VA3RVK; QSL via Buro or direct
 VC2M          Canada                    VE2TZT; QSL OK via Buro or direct
 VE3DZ/VP9     Bermuda     SOAB LP       VE3DZ
 VK2CCC        Australia   SOSB          VK2CCC
 VP5E       Turks & Caicos               K0OK; QSL via LotW or direct to K0OK
 VU2PTT        India       SOAB HP       LotW; QSL also OK direct
 WI4R          USA         SOSB 15M      K4PK
 WP3C          Puerto Rico SOAB LP       W3HNK
 XR3A          Chile       SO            CE3DNP
 XW1B          Laos        SOSB 20M      E21EIC
 YE1ZAT        Indonesia   M/S           YB1KAR
 YM2W          Turkey      SOSB 10M      OK1TN
 YW4D          Venezuela   SOAB HP       LotW; QSL also OK via EA7JX
 YT2T          Serbia      M/S           YT2T
 ZD8RH        Ascension Is SO LP         G4DBW
 ZF2AM         Cayman Is   SOAB          K6AM
 ZM2M          New Zealand M/2           ZL2AL
 ZY7C          Brazil      M/S           PT7WA

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