OPDX Bulletin 920 August 10, 2009

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 920
BID: $OPDX.920
August 10, 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, K3LR, NG3K, K4UEE, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5XK, KH6BZF, AA7JV, K8YSE, Southgate Amateur Radio Club Web Site, DJ8NK, DL5ME, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DX World of Ham Radio Web Site, EA8CAC, F5NQL & UFT, HB9DLO, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ4AKS, LU1BCE, LZ1ZF, OD5NJ, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, PT7WA, RSGB IOTA Web Site, S50U, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and VU2TS for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 2nd-August, through Sunday, 9th-August there were 208 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, 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, FP, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V8, VE, VK, VP2V, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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).

Ron, K5XK, updates OPDX that Rachid, 3B8FQ, will leave Mauritius by boat on Tuesday, August 11th, enroute for St. Brandon (AF-015). Rachid will operate solo as 3B7FQ from August 12th through the end of the month--and possibly a few extra days in early September. Look for him on all bands, 30-10 meters, although Rachid expects 40 and 20 meters to be most productive. He will use both CW and SSB, as conditions allow. As in Rachid's earlier travels to 3B6 and 3B7, operating time will be shared with his primary mission of performing maintenance on the island's meteorological equipment. He expects to use the island's G5RV and a vertical with a 100 watt trans- ceiver powered by a 12 volt battery that will be charged daily. Rachid likes to use "the 8s" whenever possible on CW. Here are his anticipated frequencies:
CW - 7008, 10108, 14008, 18078, 21008, 24898 and 28008 kHz
SSB - 7050, 14191, 18141, 21241, 24941 and 28491 kHz

If future plans come together, Rachid may operate from 3B9 sometime after his return and hopes to operate from 3B6 again in November. QSL via K5XK, direct preferred.

3D2/C, CONWAY REEF (Update)
Jan, DJ8NK, informs OPDX this past week that they have added one more operator to the crew. Uwe, DJ9HX, is the new added operator. Now with the fourth operator they will be able to run 4 stations simultaneously in order to serve the pile-up. They have also announced their callsign for the operation - 3D20CR. The callsign of this DXpedition was issued to commemorate a DXpedition 20 years ago when DK9KX as organizer and leader of a crew, which included today's member DJ9ON, visited this island for the first activation ever. The DXpedition is still looking for sponsors. The total amount of the operation is estimated at 64.000 USDs. For details/updates and on how to donate funds for this operation, please visit their Web page at:


Only a few more days to work 3DA0DJ, 3DA0TB, 3DA0MH, 3DA0VA, 3DA0MM and 3DA0EL. Activity is expected to end August 11th. QSL via their home callsigns.

Operators Gerard/F2VX and Yanick/FYFYD will be active as 4J/homecall, August 11-29th. Activity will be mainly HF bands using SSB. QSL via their home callsign, direct (SAE + postage) or by the French Ref- Bureau (please only this bureau).

No QSNs reported yet on Al, CT1GPQ, as 4W6AL from Timor Lorosae. He will be there until October 3rd. Remember, 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. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17 meters SSB, RTTY and preferably CW. 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:


Stan, EI6DX, will be active as 6W/EI6DX from Somone which is located 70 km southeast of Dakar, between November 7-16th. He will concentrate on the lower bands and CW. Stan will take part in JA DX Contest. QSL via RX3RC, by the Bureau or direct. Look for updates at:


7P, LESOTHO (Update)
You have until August 13th to work operators Pista/ HA5AO (7P8AO), Frosty/K5LBU (7P8CF), Laurent/W0MM (7P8MM), John/9M6XRO (7P8OK) and Ben/DJ0YI (7P8YI). QSL 7P8OK only via M0URX, others via their home callsigns. They will have a log search page after the conclusion of their operations. For more details, please visit the Texas DX Society's Web site at:


Philippe, F5LTB/9Q1TB, is now active on the air as A65BI thanks to Abdullah, A61Q, for the support he gave to obtain the necessary authorization from his landlord to erect an antenna on the roof of the building. His activity has been on 20 meters SSB at various times during the day. His QSL Manager will continue to be SM5DJZ, direct ONLY (eQSL are welcome for eDX100, eWAS and eZ40). QSL design for a standard QSL and an eQSL will be ready shortly. Watch QRZ.com for updates.

Dave, EI3IO, will be leaving Ireland and will move to Bahrain for at least 2 years. He has not received his callsign yet but plans to be active on 160m (especially during the winter) through the VHF bands. Look for him on 20 meters starting in September. Hopefully more details will be forthcoming. Visit his Web page at:


A press release by Richard Moseson, W2VU, Editor of CQ Amateur Radio, dated August 4th, states: "2008 CQ World Wide CW Contest Marks Major Milestone for K0DQ Becomes Possibly the Only Person Ever to Win All Six Major Ham Radio Contests -- Scott Redd, K0DQ, operating the 2008 CW weekend of the CQ World Wide DX Contest from Aruba as P40Q, racked up over a million more points than his closest competitor in the Single- Operator Low Power Class, and became perhaps the only person ever to win single-op world championships in all six major ham radio DX contests.

'I don't know of anyone else' who has won all the major contests, said CQWW Contest Director Bob Cox, K3EST, in announcing the results, which will be published in the September issue of 'CQ' magazine.

Scott had his first taste of contest victory back in 1966, as a young Navy officer posted to Uruguay and operating CX2CO in the phone weekend of the CQ World Wide DX Contest. Over the succeeding years, Scott worked his way through the Navy ranks to Vice Admiral and became Commander of the Fifth Fleet, then served as a civilian in the Iraq Coalition Provisional Authority and as Director of the National Counter terrorism Center before retiring in late 2007. But ham radio and contesting were never far away, and operating from Mexico as XE1IIJ in the early 1970s, Scott won single-op world championships in the CQWW Phone Contest, the ARRL DX Phone and CW Contests and the CQ WPX Phone Contest. Thirty years later, when his professional life permitted a little more hamming time, Scott added the WPX CW crown as P41P, operating from P43P's station in Aruba, in 2002. The only prize that eluded him -- until now -- was the CQWW CW.

'I've been trying like a son-of-a-gun to win (the) CQ World Wide CW,' Scott commented in a 2008 interview with 'CQ'. 'I've come in number two, I've come in number three, but I've never won that one.... so that's still my goal, every time I get close, in CQ World Wide CW, to win the world.'

When informed that he had finally achieved that goal, K0DQ said, 'I guess the message is if you keep at it long enough good things happen. In this case, four decades. It's been a great ride ... and it's still magic!'

CQ congratulates Scott -- already a member of the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame, for his contesting achievements on top of all his other achievements."

Tim, K3LR, announces that if you missed CTU Dayton and CTU Italy this year - here is another chance to attend ConTest University (CTU in England) - this time hosted by Mark, M0DXR. CTU will be conducted during the RSGB 2009 Convention (October 9-11th; formerly unknown as HFC) on Saturday, October 10th. Complete details are available at the following Web pages at:

The next CTU during the Hamvention in Dayton, Ohio, United States, will be on May 13, 2010. Details at:

Operators Gary/W2VQ and his son Paul/WQ2N will be active as FJ/W2VQ and FJ/WQ2N between August 18-25th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY (possible PSK31). They will be using only 100 watts into dipoles and beams. An online log will be available during and after the operation at:

They will be listening for JA/AS and EU a lot, so listen!

Phil, F5PHW, who will be in Tahiti for the next two years starting this month, has received his new callsign on his 40th birthday - FO8RZ. He was on the air this past week using a vertical antenna. He was heard on 30 and 20 meters CW. He has other antennas that will be set up later (wires for 80-40m, and a triband beam 20/15/10m). Phil is still moving in, so they have a lot of things to do before being active on the radio. QSL via LoTW or via F8BPN, either direct or via the French Ref-Union Bureau. His Web page will be updated sometime soon at:


Members of Sands Amateur Radio Contest Group will be operating a number of special event stations on Saturday, August 15th, to celebrate the Galloways Society for the Blind's "25th Anniversary of the Cross Bay Walk" led by Queen's Guide Cedric Robinson MBE. The walk generally takes around 3 hours and needs the Queen's Guide to navigate between Arnside and Kents Bank safely because of the quicksands around the bay that have taken many lives over the years. The first appointment was in 1536. Cedric, who is the 25th appointed Queen's Guide to the Sands and local fisherman, has been leading the walks since 1963. The special callsigns to listen out for are:
GB2GSB - Located at Arnside Knott which overlooks Arnside and a good part of the walk.
M0SCG/M - Will be operating from the tractor which follows the walkers and can be used if anybody becomes too exhausted or ill during the walk.
GB4GSB - Located at the end of the walk at Kents Bank.

A special certificate is offered for amateurs and SWLs who work any of the stations. To obtain a certificate, send an A4 SAE and a check for 2.50 (pounds) made out to SARCG, and send it to their QSL Manager G0VGS (see QRZ.com or: Ian Maude, 21 Colwyn Avenue, Bare, Morecambe, Lancs, LA4 6EQ. Once printing costs are covered, any money left over will be donated to the Galloways Society for the Blind. For more details about the walk, visit the following Web pages:


AF-019. Emilio/IZ1GAR will be active as IG9W from Lampedusa Island (African Italy) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th). He will concentrate on the lower bands prior to contest as IG9/IZIGAR. QSK via his home callsign.

EU-005. Steve, G0UIH, will be active as homecall/p from Piel Island (CU-005 for English Islands), August 14-16th. This island is the "Jewel in the Crown" of the Islands of Furness. The island has a history going back to the 11th century. Expect activity on all HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

EU-044. Mario, DL5ME, will be active as LA2NK or LA/DL5ME from Northcape on the Island of Mageroya, August 13-16th. Activity will be on 40/30/20 meters using CW and SSB. QSL direct ONLY to DL5ME (address on (QRZ.com)).

EU-051. Giorgio, IZ4AKS, will be active as IE9X from the Island of Ustica (IIA PA-001, MIA MI-116) between August 16-21st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters (mainly SSB, but also RTTY and CW) with 100w and vertical antenna. QSL Policy: A special QSL in advance to all via Bureau.

EU-055. Operators Henk/PA3FMC, Ruud/PE1BTV and Hans/PH0V will be active as LA/homecall from Utvaer Island, August 10-18th. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the bureau.

EU-126. Mario, DL5ME, will be active as OH9AA/p from the Lappi Province Group for only a few hours on August 19th. Activity will be on 40/30/20 meters using CW and SSB. QSL direct ONLY to DL5ME (address on (QRZ.com)).

EU-172. Ric, DL2VFR, will be active as OZ0FR/p from Samso Island (DIA JY-008, WLOTA 0726) between August 22nd and September 4th. Activity will be on all HF bands, mostly CW. QSL via DL2VFR, by the bureau or direct.

EU-174. Members of the J42ARET club will be active as SX8DI from Penna Island (GIOTA NAS-045, WLOTA 2124, WW Loc. KN10XH), one of the Drenia Islands between August 28-31st. The group also plan to activate the lighthouse on Frini Island as SX8DI/LH. Operators mentioned are: Demetrius/SV2GWY, Angelo/SV2GWR, Cleanthis/SV2XI, Dimitris/SV7HRJ, Nick/SV7HVI, Themistokles/SW2HQF and Nikos/ SW2HVD. Activity will be on HF, VHF and UHF, and all modes. QSL via the Bureau, eQSL or direct (enclose 1 IRC or 2 GSs + SAE) to SV2GWY. For more information and log search, visit the Web page at:


NA-230. (Update/Change) Cezar, VE3LYC, will attempt his most difficult operation to date: activating for the first time the Ottawa Islands (IOTA NA-230) group in Hudson Bay. Name of the specific island is not available at this time, but the dates have been announced, August 31st to September 3rd. The callsign will be VY0O. Cezar is still looking for financial support for this project. Information for donors as well as QSL information will be posted in due course on VY0O page at (QRZ.com). For more information see OPDX.916.

OC-211. Operators Wally/VK6YS and Nigel/VK6NI plan to be active as VK6YS from Robertson Island, in the Pelsaert Group (WW Loc. OG71AC) between December 29th and January 4th, 2010. They are looking for up to two operators to join them. Please contact Wally at vk6ys@iinet.net.au if you are interested. More information will become available closer to the DXpediton date. Visit their Web site at:


SA-023. Operators Jose/PY6HD, Beto/PY6RT and Nilzo/PY6AWU will be active as ZZ6Z from Itaparica Island between August 14-16th. Activity will be SSB only on 80/40/20/17/15/10 meters. QSL via PY6HD, direct, LoTW or by the Bureau.

Just a reminder that operators Makoto/JI5RPT (JD1BLY) and Yoshihi/JO1LVZ (JD1BNF) will be active from Chichijima Island (IOTA AS-031) between now and August 14th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using the satellites, CW, SSB, Digi modes and 2m WSJT EME. QSL via their home callsigns. Log searches will be available on the following Web sites:

JD1BLY: http://www.ji5rpt.com/jd1/
JD1BNF: http://www.hattsan.com/


 Aug  10    AN         SOLAR REFERENCE
 Aug  11    AN         ---------------
 Aug  12    AN          AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
 Aug  13    AN          HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
 Aug  15    AN         ---------------------
 Aug  16    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
ADDED NOTES BY LEE: Lee informs that "SpaceWeather.com" is reporting that this year's Perseid meteor shower may be even better than usual, especially on the peak day of August 12th. The Web site is reporting that, "According to NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, a filament of comet dust has drifted across Earth's path, and when Earth passes through it sometime between 0800-0900z (1-2 am PDT) on August 12th, the Perseid meteor rate could surge to twice its normal value. Check
for details and observing tips." The peak hourly rate could reach 200 meteors. Many hams who enjoy making meteor scatter contacts look forward to the Perseids each August, along with backyard astronomers who take advantage of the warm summer weather to sit outside late at night and watch the sky show.

MORE NOTES BY EDITOR: Cycle 24 Webinar - Well-known propagation expect Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, will be giving a Webinar presentation on Cycle 24, August 19th at 8 PM EDT (August 20th - 00:00 UTC). The Webinar is hosted by the Potomac Valley Radio Club (PVRC) and is free. All you have to do to register is go to

and click on the Webinar link. You will receive an E-mail with additional details about the Webinar and login instructions.

Boris, N3SY, is expected to be active as KL7/N3SY from the National Park "Denali", between now and August 15th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using a Yaesu FT-100D into dipoles and MFJ-1622 vertical 1.5m long. QSL via his home callsign (QRZ.com).

Members of the Grupo DX Gran Canaria, Seccion Local URE Las Palmas (EA8URL), will activate La Entallada Lighthouse (ARLHS CAI 041 - Punta Lantailla) as AO8FLH on Fuerteventura Island (AF-004, DIE S-006, FEA D-2795, DME 35030, WLOTA LH-0883) in the Canary Islands during the Inter- national Lighthouse-Lightship Weekend (August 15-16th). Activity will be on 80-10 meters including 30/17/12m using CW, SSB and RTTY. Operators mentioned are: Marino/EA8DP (CW), Juan/EA8CAC (CW/RTTY/SSB), Jesus/EA8ANE (SSB/RTTY) and Federico/EA8AZM (SSB/RTTY). QSL via EA8AKN, by the Bureau or direct.

Operators Michel/HB9DLO, Pierre-Yves/HB9OMI, and Pierre/HB9SMU will be active as DL/HB9LH from Schleimunde Lighthouse (ARLHS FED-217, ILLW DE-0073) on Lotseninsel Island (Pilot Island)(German Island Award O-020; Grid Locator: JO54AQ) between now and August 16th. QSL via HB9DLO, by the Bureau or direct. For more info: http://www.hb9lh.ch

Members from the Radio Club Argentino will operate from Martin Garcia Island (SA-055), August 14-17th, and plan to activate its lighthouse during the 2009 International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW). The callsign to be used will be LR5D and activity will be on CW, SSB and FM, on 160-6 meters and 70cm. QSL via LU4AA, direct or by the Bureau. Updates and more info will be available at: http://www.lu4aa.org/mgi2009.htm

Look for a special event activation of the Centenarian Kadalur Point Lighthouse (ILLW IN0002, ARLHS IND-013), located on the west coast of India, tp take place between now and August 16th, using the callsign AT8LHC. Look for activity on all bands and modes, propagation permitting. QSL via VU2JHM, direct or by the bureau. Details of this lighthouse is available on: http://www.dgllnoida.gov.in/cochin/kadalur.html
ADDED NOTES: This lighthouse will be celebrating its 100th anniversary during the month of October. Also, look for activity on 40 and 20 meters on CW, SSB and the Digital modes, as well as VHF and Echolink, by the following individuals using their own callsigns: VU2JHM, VU2LU, VU2FI, VU2LX, VU2UR, VU2GUR, VU2KGN, VU2OJ or clubstation callsigns of VU2ARC, VU2IIH or VU2LCI. Lions Club of Bangalore North Club (#026596 that is District 324-D6) through its Lions Clubs International Amateur (Ham) Radio Club has lent their HF equipment and accessories. This activity is part of Bangalore Amateur Radio Club's Golden Jubliee and Hamfest India 2009.

NWR 2009
The KP1-5 Project, which brought you the 2009 Desecheo Island DXpedition, is pleased to announce that it is serving as national coordinator for Amateur Radio's observation of the "2009 National Wildlife Refuge Week", Sunday, October 12th to Saturday, October 18th, 2009. The goal is to combine your communication skills with your enjoyment of the outdoors to help others learn about the National Wildlife Refuge System. Only authorized, responsible access to refuges is sanctioned by this event. This year the National Wildlife Refuge System celebrates 106 years of conservation and quality recreation. Amateur Radio operators can help spread the word about the National Wildlife Refuge System by operating in or near a refuge during National Wildlife Refuge Week. For more details on this event, please visit the following Web page at:


Alexander, DL4NO, is expected to be active as OH0/DL4NO from Finstoem on the main island of the Alands (EU-002) between August 10-21st. Activity will be limited because he is on holiday, but look for him on CW on the usual QRP frequencies for 40/30/20 meters mainly during his evening hours. He will be using a FT-817 and a GP antenna. QSL via his home callsign.

Operators Ari/OH5DX, Tomi/OH6EI, Juha/OH6XX and Timo/OH6GLE will be active as OH0Z during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via W0MM.

Dave, AH6HY, will be active as PJ5/AH6HY from Sint Eustatius (NA-145) between September 26th and October 1st. Activity will be holiday style with operations on 40-10 meters, mostly SSB with some CW. QSL via AH6HY, by the bureau or direct.


5K0T QSL STATUS. George, AA7JV, reports that about 2000 QSLs so far have gone out since mid-July. A large batch of US/Canada bound cards was bulk-shipped to him last week and will be sent to their final destinations as soon as the package arrives. (It seems that mail from Hungary takes about 10 days to get to Florida.)

Photos and QSL route of the OD5WPX contest operation by Gabby, OD5NJ, are available at:

Contest location was 1460m ASL from Gabby's summer home in a village called Aintoura el-Maten (population 500).

S50HQ QSL STATUS/CHANGE. It has been reported that S57XX is not handling QSL cards for S50HQ anymore! S50HQ QSL requests received via the bureau will receive a return card via the QSL bureau by Milos, S54G. If you wish to exchange QSL card direct, please use S54G's QRZ.com address. Cards with insufficient postage or no return envelope will be returned via the QSL Bureau. S50HQ 2009 log is also uploaded on "Logbook of The World" (LoTW). Feel free to match your log for digital certification.

TK8B LOGS. Laurent, F8BBL, is currently uploading his logs from his Corsica operation at: http://www.dx-cw.net/logsearch/logsearch.php He will be there until August 15th.

George, AA7JV, reports that the VK9GMW QSL cards were received from the printer last weekend, and they will start shipping them by August 15th.

QSLS VIA LOTW: None reported this week!



(Update) Plamen, LZ3FM, plans to activate the Biosphere Reserve Kamchia (LZFF-011) during his holiday between August 11-18th. Callsign to be used will be LZ02WFF, not LZ01WFF/2. Equipment will be IC-746 plus a 4-band GP and dipole antennas. Activity will be on HF + 6m, mainly CW with some SSB. QSL via LZ1PJ, direct or by the Bureau. E-mail requests for Bureau cards are accepted ( via lz1pj@bfra.org ). Write QSO details and callsign worked, since Ivan, LZ1PJ, manages other callsigns too.
PLEASE NOTE: LZ01WFF is used for activation for other WFF references by other operators. Ivan, LZ1PJ, will manage this activation only. For other activations listen to operator's instructions.

WFF enthusiasts (5 to 10 operators), plan to activate the Biosphere Reserve "Steneto" (LZFF-017) in the National Park "Central Balkan" (LZFF-001) between August 20-24th. Activity will be on all HF bands, as well as 6m and 2m, using CW and SSB from mountain hut "Dermenka" - 1504 meters A.S.L. (Grid Locator: KN22IR). QSL via LZ1ZF.

An international team of operators will be active as XR0YA from Rapa Nui between October 31st and November 15th. This will be a lite and small DXpedition with 6 operators. Operators mentioned are: Marco/CE6TBN, Leszek/NI1L, Aart/PA3C Zbig/SP7HOV, Stan/SQ8X and Victoria/ SV2KBS. Although Easter Island is no longer among the "100 Top Most Wanted DXCC Entities", it is still most wanted on some bands such as 30 meters and any activity on this band is very seldom due to a fact a special, temporary license submitted by Chilean Ministry of Telecommunication is obligatory. The group has obtained a license for all bands, and they decided to dedicate their DXpedition to 30 meters (CW section only! Digi- modes on 30m are not allowed in Chile), and 160, 80 and 40 meters.

The group thanks the support from "Radio Club de Chile" to help obtain and have this unique opportunity to activate Rapa Nui on 30 meters. A QSL route has not been announced yet, but it will be shortly. They plan to use an "Online QSL Request System" (OQRS) for direct requests and also the standard QSLing via direct and bureau options. Their logs will be uploaded to the LoTW after the DXpedition after some period of time. They will NOT nor plan to use eQSL. For more details and update, visit the XR0YA Web site at:


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