OPDX Bulletin 912 June 15, 2009

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 912
BID: $OPDX.912
June 15, 2009
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, W2VU, WB2GAI, K3SWZ, N3SL, NG3K, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8YSE, N8OFS, W9DX, W0SD, 5H3TSA, A35RK, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DX World of Ham Radio Web Site, F5NQL & UFT, F5PFP, I1JQJ/ IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IV3KKW, IZ4AKS, IZ8CCW, OE8KDK, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, ON4ATW, PG5M, RSGB IOTA Web Site, SV1EJD, UR5BCP, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX- Portal (MMMonVHF), ZL2AL and ZL2CQ for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 7th-June, through Sunday, 14th-June there were 208 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE0Z, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, 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, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TN, TR, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V8, VE, VK, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZK2, 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).

5H, TANZANIA (2009 Scout Jamboree)
The 2009 Tanzania National Scout's Jamboree will be held at Mbeya Region, southern part of Tanzania, between June 12-19th. Look for 5H3TSA to be on air on 20 meters and 15 meters (14290 and 21360 kHz). QSL direct only to 5H3TSA.

5R8, MADAGASCAR (Update)
Texas DX Society (TDXS) member, Wayne, W5KDJ, will be active as 5R8KD from Antananarivo between July 4-17th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW and RTTY. Wayne will also be active in the IARU Contest (July 11-12th) and operate from the shack of 5R8FU using his new TH-11-DX. QSL via his home callsign. Online log search will be available. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL.

Giorgio, IV3EPO, will be active as 9H3EP between June 23-29th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, mainly CW. QSL via IV3EPO, by the Bureau or direct.

A35, TONGA (Update)
Paul, A35RK, on Wednesday, June 10th, informed OPDX that "I have received many requests for 'skeds', for several bands and modes. Unfortunately, I am not able to accommodate anyone at this time. I'm too busy, and I am unable to 'promise' to keep any sort of radio schedule at the moment." Pauls states, "My internet connection is intermittent, and I often cannot respond to incoming E-mail. Please ask your readers NOT to send any more requests for skeds. I will be here in Vava'u (OC-064) for about 2 more weeks, and then will return to Ha'apai (OC-169). In the meantime, I will be as active on the air as I can be."

Operators Jean Pierre/ON7ZM and Mehdi/F5PFP are planning an expedition to Antarctica that will probably take place during the Arctic summer of 2011-2012. Mehdi states, "It could be a 6-7 weeks expedition in a way to reach some old bases and refuges which are situated below the Antarctic polar circle, (Loubet coast, Fallieres coast, Marguerite Bay, and we hope one accessible island at least belonging to Alexander Island group)." If someone wishes to join them as an operator or tourist, send Mehdi an E-mail at: f5pfp@aliceadsl.fr More details are forthcoming.

C2, NAURU (Reminder)
Dani, EA4ATI/9M2TI, and possibly other operators are expected to activate Nauru in the Pacific (refer to OPDX.894) as C21TI between June 16-26th. Activity will be on all HF bands including 60m and 6m. The suggested frequencies mentioned (as of now) are:
CW - 1825.5, 3505, 7005, 10110, 14025, 18075, 21025, 24895 and 28025
SSB - 1825.5, 3799, 5371.5, 7065, 14195, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz
6m - 50.115 MHz (CW/SSB)
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Operators Stan/SQ8X and Vicky/SV2KBS are planning to be active as CE0Y/homecall from here between October 31st and November 15th. They are looking for one or two operators to join them on this operation. Plans are to have two stations on the air. They understand that Easter Island (SA-001) is not on most wanted lists, but there is a demand by some European stations to work CE0Y (this will be their main goal). More details will be forthcoming.

CQ NEWS...... (Press Releases via Richard Moseson, W2VU, Editor of CQ Amateur Radio):
CQWW Adds New "Xtreme" Category (Hicksville, NY - June 10th)
A new "Xtreme" category is being added to the CQ World Wide DX Contest to encourage the development of new technologies in amateur radio communi- cations in general and contesting in particular. According to CQ WW Contest Director Bob Cox, K3EST, this new category has been established to allow amateurs to participate in the CQ WW contest while experiment- ing creatively with Internet-linked stations and other new technologies.

"Contesters are often early adopters of new technologies," said Cox, "and we want to encourage this as a continuation of ham radio's pioneer- ing spirit. However, many of these technologies are not currently permitted in any existing CQ WW categories. The Xtreme category will allow these stations to compete, but only with other stations using new technologies."

Scoring for logs submitted in the new category will be a mix of standard CQ WW scoring plus a more subjective score for level of innovation and originality, as determined by a panel of judges on the CQ WW Contest Committee. The highest-scoring entries in the single- operator and multi-operator categories will win the John Kanzius, K3TUP, Memorial plaques, sponsored by Tim Duffy, K3LR. Kanzius, a prominent contester, was also an experimenter who developed a potential- ly ground-breaking approach to cancer treatment in the course of his own, ultimately unsuccessful, battle with the disease.

The new category will take effect with the 2009 CQ World Wide DX Contest this fall. It was introduced to contesters at the 2009 Dayton Hamvention and received an immediate positive response. Complete details of the Xtreme category are in the June issue of "CQ" and are on the CQWW page of the CQ magazine website,


"CQ" Propagation Editor Challenges Revised Solar Cycle (Hicksville, NY - June 10th)
"CQ" magazine's Propagation Editor is challenging the accuracy of the newest predictions on Solar Cycle 24. The revised prediction, issued in late May by a panel of solar experts, suggests a weak sunspot cycle with a peak in 2013. But "CQ" Propagation Editor Tomas Hood, NW7US, is asking "How Credible Are These 'Experts'?"

In an online commentary posted on the "CQ" magazine website, Hood notes that this same group of so-called "experts" has issued multiple predictions for this cycle already, all of which they now say are wrong, and asks why we should believe they're right this time.

"How much credibility should we grant to the panel of solar re- searchers and scientists that again releases a speculative prediction of the new Solar Cycle?" Hood asks, noting that NASA's lead represent- ative on the panel says "it turns out that none of our models were totally correct."

Hood points out that, while the sun itself is millions of years old, scientists have been tracking solar activity for just a few hundred years. "In my view," he says, "it is pretty arrogant to postulate that mankind has any real understanding and handle on what the sun might do next."

"No one can postulate with any credibility just how intense the new cycle will be because there's no direct correlation between this solar minimum and any regular pattern of past minimums," Hood notes, adding, "If none of the models are totally correct, how are they making this current prediction with such dismal expectations? I'm not holding my breath in favor of supporting any of the predictions at this point."

He also points out that there are already signs of "an awakening Solar Cycle 24," and encourages hams to "enjoy the unique propagation opportunities currently presenting themselves during this quiet phase," and to "prepare now for whatever the sun will do by honing your radio skills...."

The complete text of Hood's commentary is on the CQ website at

and may be accessed by clicking the "online commentary" link on the lefthand side of the home page.

Many have received their yearbook this past weekend. Keep watching your mailbox for it.

Nigel, G4KIU, now active as E51SC from the Island of Rarotonga (OC-013), was quite active this past weekend on RTTY on 20 meters and PSK31. He moved to the South Cook Islands and is expected to also be active on 80-10 meters mainly on SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and with some CW. Nigel announced this past week he will be an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op. Direct QSLs are to be sent to: Nigel Peacock, P.O. Box 880, Rarotonga, Cook Islands (via New Zealand). Please send a SAE, plus 2 USDs or 2 new style IRCs. Any direct cards received without the above items will be returned via the Bureau. Bureau QSLs go to: E51SC via G4KIU/RSGB.
**IMPORTANT** There is no QSL Bureau in the Cook Islands. Cards without G4KIU on them will NOT be received. Please "DO NOT" send direct cards to any G4KIU address in England - they will NOT arrive. All E51SC contacts will be loaded to LoTW about once a week. He does not use e.QSL at all.

Operators Michel/HB9DLO, Pascal/HB9DWR and Pierre-Yves/ HB9OMI will be active as F/HB9LH/p from the Lac du Bourget lighthouse (ARLHS FRA-827, DEP. 73, CP 73100, DDCF 7303) in Phare d'Aix-les-Bains, between 0800z, June 20th and 1600z, June 21st. Activity will be on 3670, 7070 and 14270 kHz (+/- QRM) SSB, and CW and/or other bands according to the propagation. QSL via HB9DLO, by the Bureau or direct. Visit their Web page at:


Didier, F5OGL, Glorioso 2009 team leader, announced this past week that the Glorioso 2009 team gathered at Frank's, F4AJQ, QTH last weekend (June 6-7th), with some F6KOP team members. During these two days the whole time was spent tuning the antennas, teaching DXpeditioners about their settings, and to coordinating all of the packages.

The final setup was 4 complete stations (each with at least a 800 watts PA) that will be shipped to Glorioso's main island. They plan to be active as much as possible during the 24 hour day. Their antenna system will consist of 2 Spiderbeams for 20/15/10m and another for 30/17/12m. They will also have an Inverted L for 160m, one V10, one V80 and one HF2V for 80-40m. Some other vertical elements were packed as well as a K9AY array receiving system. A 6 meters station will monitor the Magic band but only into a G5RV antenna.

The complete crew (and they hope it will not change) consists of: Freddy/F5IRO, Yves/F5PRU, Jean-Marc/F5RQQ, Sylvain/F5TLN, Philippe/F4EGS and three SIRPA agents: Florence (YL) journalist, Yann (director and cameraman) and Didier (cameraman and sound engineer). They would like to thank Jeff/F6AOJ, Floyd/N5FG, Toshi/ JA1ELY, Mike/UA0ME and Lee/ZL2AL for being their pilot stations.

It was mentioned that they would also like to thank Floyd/N5FG and Jeff/F6AOJ for their big efforts in the back office. For the first time the callsign to be used for the Glorioso operation will be under the new French Antarctic and Austral Territories (TAAF) regulation and is expected to be FT5GA."

ADDED NOTE: As of 2005, the "Iles Eparses", Gloriosos, Tromelin, Juan da Nova and Europa Islands are now put under the new TAAF authority. All future callsigns, for these areas, will be issued with the following prefixes:

    FR/G becomes FT#G Gloriosos        FR/T becomes FT#T, Tromelin
    FR/E becomes Ft#E, Europa          FR/J becomes FT#J, Juan da Nova
No changes for FT#W (Crozet), FT#Y (Terre Adelie), FT#X (Kerguelen) and FT#Z (Amsterdam).

Members of the "Bittern DX'ers" will activate for the 8th time "Blakeney Mariner's Light" GB2BML for the ILLW 2008, on the weekend of August 15-16th. Reference numbers are: ENG-292 and WLOTA 1841). Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV, PSK31, and 2m FM/SSB. QSL via M0CNP, direct or by the Bureau. Visit the Bittern DX'ers Web page at:


HG400, HUNGARY (Special Event)
Sanyi, HA0HV, is currently active using the special callsign HG400HV through the end of the year (December 31st). Activity is to celebrate his town's 400th anniversary, which was estab- lished by the "hajduk" who called their settlement "Hajduboszormeny". The town Hajduboszormeny is in eastern Hungary with a population of approximately 32,000 people. Sanyi expects to operate on all HF bands plus 6 and 2 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via HA0HV, by the HA Bureau or direct using the (QRZ.com) address.

AS-117. (Special Event/WLOTA Op) Members of the Tokyo Dental College RC (JA1YUC) will activate the special event callsign 8J120TDC/2 from Mikomoto Island (WLOTA-2126) between July 26-28th. Activity will mostly be on 40/20/17/15 meters using CW and SSB which will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). Special event callsign is to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Tokyo Dental College. Mikomoto Island lighthouse WLOTA number will be activated for the first time. The lighthouse was also selected by the International Association of Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) as one of 100 lighthouses particularly important historically in various countries of the world. QSL via JA1YUC, by the bureau or address on (QRZ.com).

EU-008. Michael, DL6MHW, will be active as MM/DL6MHW from the Ilse of Mull, Scotland, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). QSL via DL6MHW.

EU-010. Members of the Workington and District Amateur Radio Club will once again be active as MS0WRC from Crannag Cottage, NE Coast Isle of Barra (IOSA OH-11, SCOTIA HI-02, WAB NF70, WLOTA 3126), Outer Hebrides, from September 26th to October 3rd. Operators mentioned are: Steve/G0MTD, Paul/M1PAF, Mark/M0WCR and Glyn/ M3XUH. Activity will be on all HF bands but mainly 80/40/20/17 meters SSB and VHF/UHF FM. The group also plans to travel around the island (active as mobile or portable) and possibly activate some rare WAB Squares. QSL direct to G0MTD or by the Bureau to either MS0WRC or G0MTD. More information can be found on Steve's Web page at:


EU-049. Theo, SV1EJD, will be active as SV8/SV1EJD while on vacation from Lesvos Island between July 12-22nd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB and RTTY. More details will be forth- coming on:


EU-064. Operators Jean-Michel/F1UGV, Nicolas/F4BJW, Jean-Marc/F5NLR, Olivier/F5SRH and Henri/F5DBC will be active as TM5DUM from the Dumet Island (DIFM AT 018), June 20-21st. Activity will be on the HF and VHF bands, propagation permitting, using CW and SSB. For details on the island, go to:

QSL per operator's instructions.

EU-105. Theo, ON4ATW, informs OPDX: "The Rockall 2009 group will participate in the IOTA contest from Ile de Batz, Finistere North. To recover from the trip to Rockall and to start preparation for a new attempt, the crew and the support team will join the DXpedition class in a Multi-Operator, Low-Power effort. Team members include ON3DX, ON4AHF, ON4ATW, ON4HIL, ON4IA, ON6CC, ON6LEO, ON6NL, ON6ZU and ON7YT. The call used will be F/OT2A and QSL will go via the home call."

EU-128. Sebastian, DL1AXX, will be active as DL1AXX/P from the small Island of Warder (O-32 for the German Island Award), between July 11-18th. Activity will be on 80/40/30 meters CW only. QSL via DL1AXX.

EU-176. Jorgen, SM3CXS, will once again be active from Grimskar Island (Grid JP81) as SG3U, June 18-21st. Activity will be limited to his spare time, but look for him on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via SM3CXS, direct or by the Bureau.

NA-055. Mike, W2IY, will be active as W2IY/1 from Mt. Desert, Maine, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). QSL via W2IY, by the Bureau or eQSL.

NA-185. Operators Mike/K9AJ and Bruce/KD6WW will team-up and be active as homecall/VY0 from the Thomson Island (CISA New One!), the Canadian offshore Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, starting during their local Friday evening, July 31st through their local Monday morning, August 3rd. Using two stations, look for them on or near the usual IOTA frequencies using CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns.

OC-130. Maarten "Moj", PA3GZU, will be active as DU9/PA3GZU from Mindanao Island (WLOTA 2803), July 6th through August 1st. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands with low power. QSL via his home callsign, the Bureau is preferred.

Giampiero, "Peter", I5NOC, will be active as JT1NOC between now and June 29th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, possibly 6m, using CW, SSB and PSK. He was heard this past weekend on 20 meters CW and PSK31. QSL via I5NOC.

This special contest is on the air to commemorate those from our ranks who lost their lives in World War II. The contest is open to all operators and it is held the first Saturday and Sunday evenings in July. A total of six operating periods; three each evening of one hour each from 0800-1100z. Complete rules are available at:


OE100, AUSTRIA (Special Event)
Members of the ICOM Radio Club Vienna and the OVSV (Austrian IARU) will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Technical Museum Vienna by activating the special callsign OE100TMW between June 17-21st, for 100 hours continuously on HF and VHF. During this 100 hours, the Museum will be also open nonstop as they operate this "radio-marathon". Every licensed amateur is invited to come to the museum and operate the special station. Visit the following Web pages for more info:


Operators Jukka/OH6LI and Kim/OH6KZP will be active as OH0V from Geta (EU-002) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via OH6LI.

Gerben, PG5M, informs OPDX that he will be activating three DXCC entities in the Pacific between September 6-27th. His schedule is as follows:

September 6-7th: Fiji (OC-016); prefix 3D2
September 8-14th: Tuvalu (OC-015); Callsign will be T2G
September 15-16th: Fiji; prefix 3D2
September 17-23rd: Tarawa Island (OC-017), W. Kiribati; Callsign is T30G
September 24-27th: Fiji; prefix 3D2
The callsign is not known for Fiji, but he has requested 3D2G. This will be an ultra light solo DXpedition and CW only. He will use an Elecraft K3, and a 2x20m doublet plus vertical antennas. QSL via PG5M, by the Bureau or direct. For direct requests, please enclose a minimum of 2 USDs for return postage. More details and updates will be available on:

FT5YJ/VP8DLM/CE9XX QSL STATUS. Mehdi, F5PFP, informs that he has replied to all the direct QSL cards except for those who are waiting for cards for: OA0/FT5YJ (Machu Picchu) and FT5YJ/p (Omega Island). He states, "I hope to receive these QSL cards soon from the QSL printer. In case of a problem, send me an E-mail." His E-mail address is: f5pfp@aliceadsl.fr

IRCS AVAILABLE. QSL Manager Steve, N3SL, reports: "As you might expect with an expedition going on (ZK2V), I have over 100 IRCs thus far, and they need to be moved out while they're still good...... I'll be selling these for 1.35 USDs each, postage paid."

MM0DFV/p and GM0WRR/p were expected to be active this past weekend from the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park (WFF reference number is GFF-009, park web info and map at: http://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org) during the WFF Green Days Contest http://wff44.com/en/contest/. The station's location was at the Loch Lomond shore in the Rowardennan Forest (WAB NS39, Stirling Council Area). EU Area is SC30 for the EPC awards. As special colorful QSL card will be printed.

QSL N8O via PO BOX 517, Jefferson, OH 44047. Operator Andy, N8OFS, was active as portable caboose for the AC&J (ACJR) Railroad's 25th anniversary from Jefferson, OH.

HV50VR STATUS/QSL MANAGER'S NEW CALLSIGN. A new callsign for the HV50VR QSL Manager has been announced and it is IV3KKW. The address is still the same since February 2008, but Alex changed his callsign in June 2009. All info on his QSL policy is on: http://www.qrz.com/db/IV3KKW Alex informs us that as of today (June 9th) he has no QSL cards pending for HV50VR; all were answered.

Lee, ZL2AL, reports: "All direct ZL7T QSLs have been answered and the last bunch was mailed today (June 8th). The status is 'current' and will be checked on a FIFO basis within a week as they arrive. I am answering the bureau cards as they come in. Many thanks to all for your kind comments on our operation. ADDED NOTE: ZM2M (East Coast Contesters) cards are being checked as above and are current."

QSLS VIA LOTW: K5D (some), LX5A and ZK2V


QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: None reported this week!

S9, SAO TOME (AF-023)
Just a reminder that Georg, DK7LX, will once again be active as S92LX and should be on the air by the time you read this through June 27th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW only. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau (E-mail Bureau requests after the DXpedition to: dk7lx@darc.de). A log search will be available at:


Glenn, K3SWZ, informs OPDX that Tony Malesic, K3BHL (ex-CP1JV, XH8HJ and HI8XDF), suffered a massive stroke at his home in Harrisburg, PA, on Friday, June 5th, and became a Silent Key (SK) two days later at the age of 67 in a local hospital. He was retired from the State Dept. and lived in the Washington D.C. area during his last years with D.O.S. before retirement. His health had been failing over the last few years and he was inactive in Ham Radio. Tony provided the first RTTY QSOs ever from CP1 and XW8 during his tours there and was most active during his 3 year tour in HI8. OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to Tony's family and friends.

SV9, Crete
Ron, WB2GAI, will be active as SV9/WB2GAI/P between August 21st and October 5th. This will be his third Dxpedition to Crete. Ron will be celebrating his 50th year in ham radio. Activity, as always, will be on CW and on 80-17 meters. All QSLs via the Bureau.

T7, SAN MARINO (6m Op)
Members of the Amateurs Radio Republic of San Marino (A.R.R.S.M.) will activate their club station T70A on 6 meters June 20-21st, primarily looking to give those who need it for a new country on the band. Operators Filippo/IK4ZHH, Giorgio/IZ4AKS, Max/IZ4DPV, Michele/IZ4GWE, Stefano/IW2MJQ and Vittorio/I4YSS will compose the team that operates from the club station. They will use 3 antennas beamed in different directions. QSL via A.R.R.S.M. RADIO CLUB, P.O. Box 77, 47890 SAN MARINO, REPUBLIC OF SAN MARINO.

Willi, DJ7RJ, is expected to announce plans to be active as TO7RJ from Mayotte soon. QSL via DJ7RJ. More details are forthcoming.

TZ, MALI (Update)
Ed, W0SD, updates OPDX that the TZ6EI DXpedition by operators Ed/W0SD, Holly/N0QJM and Arliss/W7XU will be primarily on six meters, June 26th through July 5th. The group will be on 50.103 MHz. Ed states, "We have our TZ6EI license and VISAs in hand and our necessary immunizations. We will be bringing backup equipment and have permission to operate from the roof of the Hotel Mande in Bamako. There will be RTTY operation concurrent with the six meter operation. There will be CW and SSB operations at night after six meter sporadic E is over. For HF, we are planning to operate on 30, 20 and 17 meters. The complete details are on the web site." QSL via W7XU. DX QSL cards need 2.00 USDs and a SAE or current IRCs. USA cards should have an SASE. Contributions to defray expenses can be sent with the QSL card. The logs will eventually be uploaded to LoTW. The Web page for the TZ6EI Mali operation is:


Members of Ternopil Amateur Radio Club operated on June 12-14th as UR4BZB/p from Medobory National Preserve (URFF-015=2C URDA TE-013). QSL via UT1BC. Information about new award "W-UR-FF" can be found at:


Per, LA5OPA will be active as V31NP from Ambergris Cay (NA-073) between July 26th and August 12th. Activity will be mostly on 20 meters SSB and PSK31. He will also operate on the other bands, if propagation is open to Europe. Per will be using 100 watts with a Buddipole antenna system. QSL via LA5OPA, by the Bureau or direct.

Members of the Caribbean Amateur Radio Group (WP4CRG) will be active as W4L from the Arecibo Lighthouse (ARLHS PUR-001, TWLHD WLH KP4-001), Puerto Rico (NA-099, USI PR-006S, WLOTA 2802) between 1200z, August 14th and 2359z August 23rd. This activity will include the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW, August 15-16th). Look for them on the following frequncies:
SSB - 7150, 14225, 18122 and 28350 kHz
SSTV - 14230 kHz
QSL direct to: CARG, PO Box 140031, Arecibo, PR 00614-0031.

YU, SERBIA (Special Prefixes)
Look for Serbian operators to use the following special prefixes YT25, YU25, YU2009, YT2009, YU09 and YT09 between June 12th and July 12th. Activity is to help promote the 25th Summer Universiade Belgrade 2009 sporting event (July 1-12th). This is an Olympic type sport competition with 9000 students from 140 countries competing in 15 sports and 208 disciplines. The official Universiade Belgrade 2009 Web is at:

For an up-to-date list of special callsigns/operators and QSL info, go to:

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