OPDX Bulletin 917 July 20, 2009

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 917
BID: $OPDX.917
July 20, 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, N2OO, NG3K, N4AA & QRZ DX, KH6BZF, KL7JR, K8YSE, Algarve STAR DX Team, CO8ZZ, DK8JB, DL2VFR, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DX World of Ham Radio Web Site, EA3RKR, EI4GK, F5NQL & UFT, F6FQK, GW0ANA, HA0HW, HL1VAU, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2YSB, LZ1BJ, LZ1ZF, MM0DXC, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, PT7WA, Radio-Noticias, RSGB IOTA Web Site, SU1SK, SV1JG, TA1HZ, TA3J, UR5BCP, UT7UT, VA3RJ & ICPO, and VHF-DX- Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 12th-July, through Sunday, 19th-July, there were 199 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, S5, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZL7, 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).

4C12, MEXICO (Special Event/Satellite Op)
Members of the Radio Club Queretaro announce to look for special event station 4C12SG to be active between July 20-27th. Activity is to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the operation from the "Sierra Gorda Queretana". Operations will take place from "Sotano del Barro", one of the deepest places in the world. Also, look for 4C12SG to be active on the satellites (Grid EL01), and if conditions permit, also on 6 meters. QSL via XE1RCQ. Log will be uploaded to LoTW after the event.

AL, CT1GPQ, will be active from here between August 3rd and October 3rd. Currently CT1GPQ doesn't know what his callsign will be, but his license issues are being arranged. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17 meters SSB, RTTY and preferably CW. His station setup will be an Icom IC-706 MK2g, a dipole for 40 and 30 meters and square loops for 20 and 17 meters. Pilot station and QSL Manager is Toze, CT1GFK. The pilot station will be in daily contact with CT1GPQ. Any questions or suggestions should be sent to: star@algarvedx.com

Activity logs will be online (possibly daily) on: http://algarvedx.com All information will be sent first via the Algarve STAR DX Team Mailing List. Subscriptions are available on team's WEB site.
PLEASE NOTE: This is "NOT A DXpedition"! CT1GPQ will be in Timor-Leste with a Medical Team and radio operations will take place only during his spare time.

Operators Alfeo/I1HJT, Silvano/I2YSB, Carlo/IK1AOD, Vinicio/ IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/IK2HKT, and Donato/IZ2CHO will be active from Busua Beach in the Ghana Western Region between November 13-27th. Their activity will also include an IOTA trip to Abokwa Island (AF-084). They will use two different callsigns for their activities. Operations on the mainland will use the callsign 9G5TT, while operations on AF-084 will use 9G5XX. Activity will be on all HF bands (80-10 meters) and modes. Silvano/I2YSB informs OPDX that they do not have a licence for 160 meters, 60 meters and 6 meters. On AF-84 there will be one station on 20 meters only. The time of the operation on the island will be on a day to day bases, and will be depended on the sea condition and weather forecast. QSL via I2YSB, direct only. More information can be found at:


Jimmy, BX5AA, will be active during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High- Power entry. QSL via BX5AA.

Vini, IK2CIO, will be active as C31/IK2CIO between August 6-12th. Activity will be holiday style on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via IK2CIO, by the Bureau or direct.

Raul, CO8ZZ, informs that he will be active during RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) from the main island (NA-015, FL10mw) in the CW only category. QSL via DK1WI.

CR2, AZORES (IOTA Contest/LH Op)
Members of Algarves STAR DX Team (a multi-national team) will activate Faial Island in the Azores using the callsigns CR2F, CR2N and CR2W, between July 18-31st. Operators mentioned are: CT1EEQ, CT1EGW, CT3FN/HB9CRV, CU8AS, DJ2VO and HB9CQL. Callsigns will be used for:
CR2F - For the Farol da Ribeirinha Lighthouse (WLOTA 1830) operation between July 18­24th and July 27-August 1st.
CR2W - For the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). Activity from Caldeira do Faial Natural Reserve
CR2N - For the "Caldeira do Faial Natural Reserve" activity between July 29-30th. Reference numbers: DPRN FF-212 and WFF CTFF-46.

Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL all callsigns via CT1GFK, direct, by the Bureau or E-mail Bureau requests. Check QRZ.com for more info. Official Web site is:

Logs online will be at: http://algarvedx.com/logonline

A groups of CT1/CT3 operators (from the Madeira Contest Team and G.I.R.A.) will be active as CR3D and CR3R from Chao Islet in the Desertas Islands group (AF-046) between July 24-26th. Activity will be on the HF and VHF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They will also be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). Operators mentioned are: Barros/CT3BD, Luis/CT3DL, Luis/CT3EE, Duarte/CT3EN, Duarte/CT3KY, Jose/CT3MD, Joao/CT3NY, Jorge/CT1BOL, Jose/ CT1CJJ, Paulo/CT1EFS, Filipe/CT1ILT and Firmino/CT1IZW. For further information about this Project, please visit the CR3D (QRZ.com) page at:


Yasuyuki, DJ1AIB/JR1AIB, will be active as EA9/DJ1AIB from Melilla between July 22-26th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via JR1AIB.

EG, SPAIN (Special Event)
Look for special event station EG5LB to be active during the follwing dates: July 26th, August 2-9th, August 16th, August 23rd, August 29th and September 6-7th. Activity is to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the illustrious Louis Braille, inventor of the tifloescritura system for the blind, and with the 30th anniversary of ARMIC, Association for Visually Handicapped Radio of Catalonia. QSL via EA3RKR, direct or by the Bureau. For more details, see (QRZ.com) or visit:


EH, SPAIN (Special Event)
Look for special event station EH1SC to be active until July 24th. Activity is taking place during the "Celebrations of Santiago de Compostela". Operations will be on all the bands. QSL via: Radio-Noticias, Apartado 368, 15780 Santiago de Compostela (Spain). For more information, visit:


EM360, UKRAINE (Special Event)
Members of Ternopil Amateur Radio Club will use special callsign EM360B between August 14-18th, to mark the 360th anniversary of historical battle near the city of Zboriv. QSL via UY5BC.

Members of the Bristol Contest Group will be active as GJ6YB during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) from Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA L-0818) as a Multi-Op/Island-DXpedition entry.
Operators mentioned are: EI3JE, EI7FJ, G3TKF, G3XSV, G3YHV, G3ZVW, G4CLA, G4FKA, G4NKT, G7TWC, M0MAT and M1EBV. QSL via G3SWH, direct or by the Bureau.

AS-060. Members of the Korean Contest Club and possibly others will be active as D93I (and also their homecall/4) from Pigum Island (KDN H32) between July 25-27th. Operators mentioned are: Han/DS2GOO, Yang/DS4CDA, Ryou/DS4NYE, Rocky/HL1VAU and a few other guest OP's.. They will have two complete HF stations with a dozen of vertical antennas nearby saltwater. Continuous activity is planned on 80-10 meters using CW/SSB/Digital. If the propagation allows, they will try some 6m openings to various directions also. During the IOTA contest, they will operate as a Multi-Op/Island-Expedition entry as D93I. QSLs for D93I are via DS4NYE and all others via their homecall.

EU-005. Members of the SANDS Contest Group (M0SCG), based in Morecambe, Lancashire, will be active as G1T from Sunderland Point, near Lancaster during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. Reference numbers are: WAB Square SD45 and Grid LOC. IO84NB.

EU-006. Members of the South Dublin Radio Club and the City of Belfast Radio Amateur Society will travel to the Aran Islands off the coast of Galway hoping to build upon the successes of recent years, and be active as EJ0GI from Inis Oirr during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi-Op/DXpedition/High-Power entry. Some team members may be active under their home callsigns outside of the contest between July 23-27th. QSL via EI2SDR (information available on (QRZ.com)).

EU-006. David, EJ3GKB, will be active from Inis Oirr, July 23-27th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters before and after the RSGB IOTA Contest. Look for updates and pictures via Twitter (DavidGi8SKN), depending on time and signal reception.

EU-008. Members of the Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club (CPSARC) will once again operate from the Isle of Tiree (IOSA NH04, WAB NM04), the most westernly part of Scotland's Inner Hebridean Islands, during the RSGB IOTA (Islands on the Air) Contest which runs from 1200z, July 25th to 1200z, July 26th, using the club's special contest callsign GM2T. Look for pre-contest activity by the members signing as MM0CPS/P. CPSARC heavily supports newcomers to their wonderful hobby and has a large number of newly licensed members who are actively encouraged to participate in their contest effort, whether experienced or not. This way not only does their hobby benefit from new operators, but contesting benefits as they invariably become bitten by the contest bug.

This year's team consists of: Cambell/MM0DXC, Bob/GM4UYZ, John/ MM0JXI, Brian/M0RNR, Gary/MM0FZV, Moe/MM0MRM, Geoff/MM5AHO, David/MM0XDG, Ellis/GM4GZW, Bob/GM4IKT, Jim/G3VOU, Brian/ G4UJE, Jonno/M5FUN, Malcolm MM0YMG, Duncan/MM0GZZ and Steve/ MM3YPN. QSL GM2T via the Bureau, or their QSL Manager GM4UYZ, by the Bureau or direct. Details are available at:

For details about CPSARC, visit their revamped Web site at:
ADDED NOTE: This is the club's 11th anniversary on the island, and the team would like to express their gratitude to all the islanders who have looked after them over the years, but in particular to Elaine Hutchinson of Elephants End Restaurant (www.elephantsend.com) for her unrivalled support and hospitality over the last 11 years.

EU-011. Members of the Cray Valley ARC will again be active on the Scilly Isles between July 23-28th, on all bands, using the callsign G3RCV/P. They will also be taking part in the IOTA contest next weekend.

EU-031. Operators Alessandro/IW8EHK, Alfredo/IY7NGM, Catello/IZ8LLW and Francesco/IZ8OFJ will be active as IC8/IW8EHK during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). Other reference numbers: Punta Carena WAIL CA-008, ARLHS ITA-124 and WLOTA L-2466. QSL Manager: IK7JWX.

EU-036. Chris, OE9ICI, will be active as LA/OE9ICI from Kvenver, Hitra Island (WW Loc. JP43EM), between now and August 1st. Activity will be on all HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. NO eQSL!

EU-048. Jean-Marc, F5SGI, will be active from Belle Ile (DIFM AT-015, WLOTA 0872, Grid IN87) between now and July 31st. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, and an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-059. (UPDATE) Col, MM0NDX, will be active as GM5A and MM0NDX/P from St. Kilda (WAB NF19, SCOTIA D123, Grid Loc. IO75RT), Scotland, between July 24-27th. This will be a family holiday- style operation from the campsite in Village Bay. St. Kilda is one of only two-dozen global locations to be awarded "World Heritage Status" for both natural and cultural significance. Col will participate in the 2009 RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as GM5A. Outside of the contest he will sign MM0NDX/P and possibly be active on 80 and 40 meters. QSL GM5A via GM4FDM and MM0NDX/P via M0URX. A Web site is now active for this activity at:


EU-067. Operators Cliff/SV1JG and George/SV1RP will be active as SX8M from Kyklades (Cyclades) Milos Island, Greece, during the RSGB IOTA Contest between July 24-27th. QSL via SV1JG, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-075. Steffen, DM3CW, will be active as J48AL from the Island of Aigina (GIOTA SAS-045, MIA MG-007, WLOTA L-4088) between July 21st and August 3rd. Activity will be holiday style and operating CW only using 100 watts into wire antennas. QSL via DM3CW, bureau preferred.

EU-122. Operators Sean/EI4GK, Pete/EI4GZB, Declan/EI9HQ, Pete/GI4VIV and Joe/EI7GY will once again be active from Rathlin Island as GI0MPG for this year's RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). Operations will be from the Rathlin East Lighthouse (ARLHS NTI-011), the same QTH as last year. QSL direct or by the Bureau to GI0MPG.

EU-124. Members of the Barry Amateur Radio Society (BARS) will activate Flatholm Island again for five days this year between Thursday, July 23rd and Tuesday, July 28th. During the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th), they will use the callsign GW8K. They will use the callsign GB5FI for activity before and after the contest. QSL via GW0ANA, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-124. (UPDATE) The Strumblehead DX and Contest group have now sealed the final permission to activate Ramsey Island (EU-124), off the West Wales coast, from the "Royal Society for the Protection of Birds" an organization who own the island. They will be active from 1800z, July 24th through to 1400z, July 27th taking in the IOTA contest. They will be active using the club call MC0SHL for the whole duration of the operation, and using MW9W in the contest. They will be on all bands from 80-10 meters SSB. There is also some 30 meters RTTY planned by G1VDP if the other guys allow him, with participation in the last 80m Club Championships DATA section. They will be operational using generators as power. Radios used will consist of 2 K3's and a Yaesu FT1000MP MkV and amplifiers. Antennas will consist of a Hexbeam, a windom and dipoles.

Most of the activation is for the WAB award scheme as the square is semi rare and has not been activated for some time. They will be looking for JA and Asia during their mornings and evening on all bands. The team will be on from the farm for a few days before and after using the GB0WFF for the World Flora and Fauna award see

for award details, and using the MC0SHL club call and erecting a tower for Rob, MW0RLJ. The island will not only count for the WAB award but will also count for the WFF award. A special QSL card printed for both club callsigns. Full details are on the group's Web site
QSL via the groups manager M0URX.

EU-125. Operators Gabi/DF9TM, Frank/DL2SWW and Ric/DL2VFR will be active as OZ0FR from Romo Island (NS-001 for the Danish Islands Award) between July 23-27th, including the IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). Activity will be high power on CW and SSB into a yagi antenna for 20-10 meters, a SteppIR vertical (BigIR) for 40-10 meters and dipoles for 80 and 40 meters. This activity will also count for the World Flora and Fauna Award (WFF - for OZFF-004). QSL OZ0FR via DL2VFR (also via the DL Bureau, do not send QSLs via OZ Bureau). More details at:


EU-135. Anders, SM5EFX, will be active as SM5EFX/2 from Ledskar Island between now and July 31st. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. He will also participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) using the special callsign SF2X. QSL both calls to SM5EFX, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-171. Operators Rene/DL2JRM and Netti/DO6XX will be active as OZ/homecall/p from Vendsyssel-Thy/Nordjylland (DIA NJ-001) between now and August 1st. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). Operations will be on 80-10 meters CW using 100 watts into a dipole/GP. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-174. Tomas, HA0NAR, will once again be active as SX8R from Thassos Island (MIA MG-124, GIOTA NAS-037, WLOTA LH-4186, QRA KN20hs), Greece, July 22-31st. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW and SSB. He will also be an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). He will use 100 watts and monoband antennas (Inverted Vee for 80m, verticals on a Spider pole and fishing rods for the other bands). QSL via HA0NAR, by the Bureau or direct.

EU-180. A Ukrainian and Moldavian team will be active as homecall/p from Tuzla Island between July 23-27th. Activity will be on CW and SSB. Operators mentioned are US0KW, US0ZZ, UT2XQ, UT4ZG, UT7UT, UU0JM, UU1AZ, UU4JDD, UU4JMG, UY6IM, UT/ER1DA, UT/ER3DW, UT/ER3DX and UT/ER3ZZ. QSL via their home callsigns. They will the "Black Sea Contest Club" callsign UU7J/P during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). QSL via UU0JM.

EU-181. Operators Gabriele/LZ/IK3GES, Boyan/LZ1BJ/1 and Lyuben/LZ1ZC/1 will be active from Sveta Anastasiya Island (WLOTA L-0035) between July 24-27th. They plan to use 100 watts into a 10 element log-periodic on 20/17/15/12/10 meters. Some activity on 40/30/6 meters is also possible. QSL via the QSL Bureau to their home callsigns.

NA-057. Ray, WQ7R, will be active as HQ9R from Roatan Island (Grid EK66) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via K5WW.

NA-081. Operators Ken/W8ND, Butch/N8CHS and Kelly/K8MCN will be active as W8ND/VE1 from Big Tancook island (CISA NS012, WW Loc. FN74WL, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia), July 23-26th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). QSL via K8MCN, direct or by the Bureau.

NA-154. Operators Dana/VE1VOX and Don/VE1AOE will be active as VC1W from Welsh Island (new CISA), August 22-25th. They plan to have two stations on the air and possibly more operators to join their operation as the date approaches. This is a remote island and weather may affect the actual dates. QSL Manager is VE3EXY.

OC-148. Arif, YC9MDX, will be on the air from Kupang, Timor Island (WLOTA 0019) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). Activity will be on 40/15/10 meters SSB only. QSL via B7DX, direct only (QRZ.com).

SA-023. Operators PY6AWV, PY6HD and PY6RT will be active as ZZ6Z between July 24-26th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest. Their operations will be on 80/40/20/17/15/10 meters SSB only. QSL direct or bureau to PY6HD or LoTW. No E-QSL.

SA-023. Operators Orlando/PT2OP and Marcelo/PY6KW will be active as PV6I between July 24-27th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). QSL via PT2OP.

On "July 20th, AMSAT-NA will mark the 40th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing with a special event on AO-51. AO-51 will transmit a message commemorating the event Monday, July 20th, during evening passes in the U.S. and Europe. The message will be transmitted on the 435.300 MHz FM downlink and will contain a Robot 36 SSTV image as well as a voice message.


 20    AN         SOLAR REFERENCE
 21    AN         ---------------
 22    AN          AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
 23    AN          HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
 25    AN         ---------------------
 26    AN          QUIET - The "A" index is expected to be between
                           0-7 and the "K" index will be 2 or less
                   UNSETTLED - The "A" index is expected to be between
                           7-16 and "K" index will be 3 or less
SPECIAL NOTE: By the time you read this, Lee should be active from Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island (CISA ON-001), in Ontario, Canada. He will be there through July 29th, using an Icom-706MKIIG into a TarHeel II antenna or wire/dipole antenna.

The Old Barney ARC will be operating as N2OB from the Barnegat Lighthouse (USA-039) on Long Beach Island, NJ (IOTA NA-111), on August 1st from about 1300-2100z. There will be two stations set up with activity primarily on 20 and 40 meters SSB. QSL via N2OB.

The Old Barney ARC will be operating as W2T from the Tucker's Island Lighthouse (USA-911) in the Tuckerton Seaport , August 15-16th from about 1300-2100z each day. There will be two stations set up with activity primarily on 20 and 40 meters SSB. QSL via N2OO.

MJ0, JERSEY (EU-013)
Mat, F5SHQ, will be active as MJ0ASP during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via MJ0ASP.

Operators Juha/OH6XX and Timo/OH6GLE will be active as OH0Z during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi-Op/ Island entry. QSL via W0MM.

Operators Claudia/K2LEO/PA3LEO and Andrea/IK1PMR are currently planning a Pacific trip for November and December. Preliminary planning includes DX activity from Western Samoa (5W), Tonga (A3) and possibly Rarotonga in the South Cook Islands (E51). They are inviting DXers (with or without DXpedition experience) to join their operations, even for a single destination (A3 being the main DX stopover). If you are interested in joining Claudia and Andrea’s Pacific DX tour, visit their Web page (still under construction) for more details and how to contact them at:


Chris, DO7AG, will be flying to the South Pacific with his family between November and January. He plans to be active as 5W1QX from Western Samoa and A31CE from Tonga. Activity will only be on 40 and 20 meters (this is due to the type of license he has). Complete dates of activation are to be determined. ADDED NOTE: Chris realizes that another operation from A3 and 5W will be going on at the same time (see above), and he hopes to meet Claudia and Andrea.

5C2 QSLS STATUS. Alfredo, IK7JWX (5C2J), informs OPDX that he has received the QSLs from the printer and expects to start sending out QSL, for all the confirmations this week of all the 5C2 team's QSOs from Morocco (Essaouira & Lh. MOR-019).

CS28MCF LOG ONLINE. The Algarve S.T.A.R. DX Team reports that the CS28MCF log is now available online at: http://algarvedx.com Last update was 17th, July, 2359z. Attention: 400 QSOs are missing and will be added next Monday. Some pictures will be uploaded today. CS28MCF - 5000 QSOs in log now. Operations stopped at 19th,July, 2259z.

QSL EA6/HA5GY/qrp via his home callsign. Activity on July 15th, was from a lighthouse (BAL-005), QRA is JM19EN.

Nilay Mine AYDOGMUS, TA3YJ (XYL), transferred all her duties and rights concerning the management (TA3YJ QSL Service) to her husband Berkin AYDOGMUS, TA3J, because of the "severe sanitary conditions" of her parents. The new QSL Manager is now Berkin AYDOGMUS, TA3J (TA3J QSL Service). He is the QSL Manager of the following: HA/TA3J, LZ1/TA3J, LZ2/TA3J, LZ2/TA3YJ, OE/TA3J, OK/TA3J, SV1/TA3J, SV1/TA3YJ, SV4/TA3J, TA3CEH, TA3J, TA3J/0 (IOTA-AS099), TA3J/0 (IOTA-AS115), TA3J/1, TA3J/3, TA3J/3 LH (ARLHS#TUR006), TA3J/4, TA3J/4 LH (ARLHS#TUR065), TA3J/7, TA3J/60, TA3PI, TA3YJ, TA3YJ/0 (IOTA-AS099), TA3YJ/3, TA3YJ/3 LH (ARLHS#TUR006), TA3YJ/4, TA3YJ/4 LH (ARLHS#TUR065), TA3YNO, TA3YPI, TA7KI (ARI2009), TC2K4J, YM125ATA, YM125ATA/4, YM1907FB, YM21TA, YM3ATA, YM3BU, YM3LZ (WAE2000SSB), YM3LZ (WPX2000SSB), YM3SV and YM75TA.

His Home page is: http://www.aydogmus.gen.tr/ta3j/qslservice.htm
His E-mail address is: ta3j@aydogmus.gen.tr

NOT THE QSL MANAGER. John, ZB2EO, reports that RW6HS is NOT and has never been his QSL Manager, and that all QSLs for ZB2EO and ZG2EO, should be sent DIRECT to address as per (QRZ.com).




SU8, EGYPT (LH Activity)
Operators Greiss/SU1GS, Mohamed/SU1AO and Said/SU1SK received permission from the NTRA (Egyptian's National Telecom Regulatory Authority) to use the callsign SU8LH during the first activity from an Egyptian lighthouse on Ras El-Bar Island (Not IOTA), 250km north of Cairo, between August 1-9th. Look for SU8LH to participate in the Inter- national Lighthouse/LightShip Weekend (ILLW). Activity will be on CW and SSB, 6 meters and the HF bands. They will be running 100 watts into wires antennas. For a brief detail about the event and location, go to:

QSL via SU1SK. For info on the ILLW, go to:

Tom, OK2PTZ, will be active as SV5/OK6Y from Kos Island (EU-001) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Mixed- Mode entry. He states, "I will be on the island Saturday 25th. I hope I will be ready for 2nd part of the contest." QSL via OK2PTZ.

TC21, TURKEY (Special Event)
Members of the Turkish group called SWAT (Special Wireless Activity Team) will be active as TC21BSR from Istanbul between July 14-20th, during the 21st Bosphorus Race. It is the only event which starts from one continent (Asia) and ends at a different continent (Europe). See the following for details at:

Activity will be mainly on the HF bands using SSB and SSTV, and the VHF-UHF on FM. More information is available on QRZ.com the TCSWAT Web page at:

TP60, FRANCE (IOTA Contest/Special Event)
Francis, F6FQK, reports that members of the "Council of Europe Radio Amateur Club" (CERAC) will be active as TP60CE to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the "Council of Europe", as well as be an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. Look for them between July 24-26th. QSL via F5LGF. An online log search will be available at:


JA operators Fuminor/JA2DSQ and Yuji/JH2BNL will be active from Majuro (OC-029) between August 24-29th. JA2DSQ will be signing as V73NF on the lower band using CW. JH2BNL will be signing as either V7XX or V73J operating 80-10 meters using SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home callsigns.

Just a reminder that the members of the Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia (HARAOA Group) will be active as VK9NI between July 22-29th. The HARAOA Group plans to have 4-5 stations on the air and plans to be active on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They plan to take part in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) during their stay. QSL via W3HNK. More details and updates are available at:

Also on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/VK9NI

Operators Harry/DM5TI, Rene/DL2JRM and Thomas/DL2RMC will be active from here between November 21st and December 5th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They plan to use verticals and beams, and also be an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th). QSL via DL1RTL, by the Bureau or direct.

Curt, W3HQ, will be active as VP2V/W3HQ from Virgin Gorda between December 4-16th. Activity will be CW only. Bands will be mainly 160 and 10 meters on weekends, and 30/17/12 meters during the week. QSL via W3HQ. Skeds are welcomed (2 way QRP skeds are preferred). His E-mail address is: w3hq@live.com

VY1, CANADA (Yukon on 160 Meters!)
Operators John/KL7JR, Claire/WL7MY and KL7BO will be active as VY1RST during and after the ARRL November SS Phone Contest from near Beaver Creek, Yukon, between November 20-26th. Emphasis will be on 160/80 meters SSB (using a 160m Inverted L) with a 2nd station on for 40-10 meters (vertical) SSB and PSK-31. QSL Manager is KL7JR. E-mail skeds are welcome at: John.ReisenauerJr@alyeska-pipeline.com

Sigi, DL7DF, will lead a crew of operators to be active from the Island of Phu Quoc (AS-128) between November 4-17th. Their callsign has not been announced yet, but it is expected to be the XV prefix. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB with several stations on the air. One station will be exclusively dedicated to RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV.

Their equipment consists of 3 transceivers (two K2 and one IC7000) with three kW linears into two 18m lowband verticals, a 2 element vertical for 40m, a 2 element vertical for 30m, two Spiderbeam for 20/17/15/12/10m, and some beverage antennas. Operators mentioned are: Manfred/DK1BT, Wolf/DL4WK, Andy/DL5CW, Sigi/DL7DF and Frank/DL7UFR. Pilot station for this DXpedition is Bernd, DF3CB. QSL via DL7DF, by the German QSL Bureau or direct to: Sigi Presch, Wilhelmsmuehlenweg 123, D-12621 Berlin, Germany.

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