The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 964
June 21, 2010
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, NJ1Q, KH2AR/W4, NN3W, NG3K & ADXO, N4AA & QRZ DX, AC7DX, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), N0TG, Algarve STAR DX Team, AT International, CT1BOH, DL1SBF, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DX World.Net, E21EIC, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HA0HW, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWY, LY4Q, OK2BOB, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, SV8CYV, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3EXY, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and VK4FW for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 13th-June, through Sunday, 20th-June there were 217 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B9, 3C, 3C0, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8
* 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).
3C0C, ANNOBON ISLAND (Now QRT - Now Active As 3C9B)
Operators Elmo/EA5BYP and Javi/EA5KM, active as 3C0C from Annobon Island (AF-039), had to go QRT on June 17th, "due to logistical problems". Both Elmo and Javi flew back to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, and are now active as 3C9B, possibly until June 21st, or sooner. As of press time, the 3C0C log shows (dated June 16th) that they made a total of 11,657 QSOs with some 5606 unique callsigns. For more details and updates on the 3C0C DXpedition, visit their Web page at:
5V7, TOGO (Change in Plans)
The announced DXpedition to Gabon (TR) by the Italian team lead by Silvano, I2YSB, has been cancelled (see OPDX.953). The new destination for the Italian team will now be Togo (5V), and the operation will take place during the month of October. The team will be the same. They plan to operate with three stations on all the bands. No other details have been provided other than the pilot station will be IK7JWY. An opened survey on I2YSB's Web page is now available to list your wants for bands and modes at:
AEGEAN VHF & 6M CONTEST 2010
The Aegean DX Group announces that the AEGEAN VHF & 6m Contest will take place on July 3-4th. Many stations with special callsigns will operate from all over Greece (J4x, SX1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7x and also from all Greek islands SX5, 8, 9), as well as from all the Greek Locators (of course and KM37) and in every mode CW, SSB, FM, RTTY, SSTV, PSK etc. It will be a great opportunity for every radio amateur to get a QSL cards from Greek stations on VHF & 6m band for their VHF or 6m Awards or to simply to confirm Greece on VHF & 6m. The Contest will be held according to the IARU Band Plan of Region-1 on 50, 144, 432 MHz. There will be not any QSOs in FM modulation on 50 MHz because it is restricted by the Greek authorities. For more information, take a look at the Aegean DX Group's Web page at: http://www.aegeandxgroup.gr «under contest» You can also send and E-mail to Leo, SV2DCD, (Contest Manager) at:
CR3, MADEIRA ISLANDS
Jose, CT1BOH, will be active as CR3E from Madeira Island (IOTA AF-014, Grid IM12JU, ITU Zone 36) during the 2010 IARU HF World Championship Contest (July 10-11th). QSL via W3HNK. Visit his contest page at:
CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Update)
Randy, N0TG, reports (edited): "Everything continues to move along preparing for operations October 22-31st. The charter aircraft has been booked as well as travel arrangements for the team to meet up in Halifax a couple days prior. The Battle Creek Special has been received early from the W8 group. Additional items are also being acquired and will be shipped later this summer to Halifax. Logistics coordination is being provided by the Halifax Amateur Radio Club's support and point of contact, Gary, VE1RGB, will identify and coordinate select items for advance shipment to Sable. We invite everyone to visit the DXpedition's Web site for additional details at:
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
E2/HS, THAILAND (6 meters!)
Champ, E21EIC, informs OPDX that Thai hams just received a temporary license for 6 meters (50-54MHz) for CQ WW VHF Contest from NTC (National Telecommunications Commission). They will allow them to operate 2 days between July 17-18th, 2010 (July 18-19th, 2010 Thailand time) which support from RAST by John/HS1CHB and Champ/ E21EIC.
Champs states that no operations on 6 meters have ever been allowed for 30 years since previous RAST Founder Gen.Kamchai Chotikul or Kam, HS1WR (SK). However, the last 6 meters operation did take place during the 1992 SEANET convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Champ states, "This is very good news for all Thai Hams to have the opportunity to operate 6m. We all hope that the NTC will continue to authorize Thai Hams to operate 6 meters -- hopefully as for permanent license."
GJ, JERSEY (EU-013)
Contest: YL Elena, RV3ACA, will be active as GJ2A or GJ/OH8CA during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/ SSB or Mixed entry. She will be active outside of the contest between July 21-26th. QSL via RV3ACA.
EU-011. Members of the Cray Valley Radio Society team will once again activate St. Mary's Island in the Isles of Scilly during the IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). The team will be there between July 20-26th. In the past the team has operated on all HF bands prior to the contest using their callsigns/P. During the contest they will be active as M8C and after until they leave the Islands under their own callsigns. QSL via G4DFI, the QSL Manager of M8C and the Club callsign.
EU-012. Fred, ON6QR, will be active as GM/ON6QR from Shetland Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/ 24-Hr entry. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-055. Operators Jindra/OK1AMM, Franta/OK1HH and Bob/OK2BOB will be active as LA/homecall from Finnoy Island between 1000z June 23rd and 0600z June 30th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. QSLs via their home callsign, by the Bureau is "OK".
EU-072. Members of the White Tower DX Team will be active as J48S from Skopelos Island (LOTA GRE-071, WLOTA-2221, GIOTA NAS-076 and WW LOC KM19TE) between now and June 26th. Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via SV2FPU. Operators mentioned are: Giannis/SV2FPU, Ilias/SW2HTI, Thomas/SV2CLJ, Andreas/SV2JAO, Ioannis/SV3AWG and Fanis/SV3GKY. Visit the WTDXT Web page at:
EU-076. Wolf, DM2AUJ, will be active as LA/homecall from the Lofoten Islands between June 24th and July 8th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-118. RARE IOTA! By the time you read this, operators George/EA2TA, Christian/EA3NT, Col/MM0NDX, Vincent/F4BKV, Simon/IZ7ATN and Bjorn/SM0MDG should be on their last day activating Eilean Mor (GRID IO68EH, IOSA OL-01, SCOTIA DI-25, WAB NA74, WLOTA LH-0023 and ARLHS SCO-084) in the Flannan Isles (an extremely difficult island to land on) and are expected to go QRT during sometime on Monday, June 21st. QSL Manager will be M0URX (see Web page for details). For updates, visit their Web page at:
EU-123. Iain, MM0TFU, will be active as homecall/p from Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran between July 23-26th. Look for activity before, during and after the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). His operations will mostly be on 6m outside of the contest. QSL via LoTW (preferred), but also direct or by the Bureau via MM0TFU.
EU-136. Nicola, IZ3QWV, will be active as 9A/homecall from Krk Island (ACIA IC-105, CIA-22, IOCA CI-046, MIA MC-185, WLOTA LH-1342) between July 3-10th. Activity will be casual but on all HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
NA-205. Ken, VO1KVT, will once again be active as VO2MK from Mundy Island (WW Loc. GO14JL) sometime between July 10-20th. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters. Please note that only a 2 day activation is planned between the above dates. QSL via VO1KVT, direct or by the Bureau.
I.C.P.O. BULLETIN GOING QRT
Dave, VA3RJ, announced this past week that next week will be his last I.C.P.O. Bulletin (Islands, Castles & Portable Operations). Dave's I.C.P.O. Bulletin was a great source for WLOTA, WCA, WFF and other Special Event activities, as well as DX news/activities. His weekly bulletin will be surely missed. The Editor of the OPDX and its readers wish to thank Dave for his many years of providing information to the DX community. Good luck and enjoy the new free time.
J6, ST. LUCIA
By the time you read this, Howard, WB6WXE, will once again be active as J6/WB4WXE until July 6th. His activity will be mainly on 6 meters, with some HF operations on 17, 15 and 40 meters when 6 meters is dead. He will use a 6 element beam with 350 watts and operate from a site which is at 2,000 feet ASL. He will use a 2 element beam on 17 and 15 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (For June 21-27th)
Jun 21 AN SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS
Jun 22 AN --------------------
Jun 23 HN-LN BN - Below Normal
Jun 24 HN AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
Jun 25 HN-LN LN - Low Normal
Jun 26 HN-LN HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
Jun 27 HN DIS - Disturbed
VDIS - Very Disturbed
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
NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Operators Dan/K1TO, Julio/WD4R, Bruce/W4OV, John/NP2B, Jeanette/NP2C, Brian/KP2HC, Ann/KP2YL, Erik/NP2X, Fred/K9VV and Lisa/W4LIS will be active as NP2B from St. Croix during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via NP2B.
OJ0, MARKET REEF
Seppo, OH1VR, continues to celebrate his 50th anniversary in Ham Radio as OH1VR with another activity. Seppo will be active as OJ0VR from June 30th (QRV about 2000z) to July 3rd (QRT about 0300z). QSL direct to OH1VR CBA. Visit his Web page at:
PJ2, CURACAO (New Elections on Curacao?)
The EUDXF Web reports: "The Island Council of Curacao was unable to find the two third majority required for their constitutional change. New elections are to be held within two months. A new council only needs a simple majority to decide on the constitutional change aiming for a status aparte for Curacao."
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-Infos from DB0SDX: June 20th
AO5FUV via EA5FL HI3/W1JNZ via W1JNZ TA2/DL2JRM via DL2JRM
CT7/DL9XAT via eQSL only IB0CW via IZ8CLM TA2ZF via UT2UB
DA0EPC via DG3RCE IM0/I0PNM via I0PNM TI7/N5BEK via N5BEK
DR44WFF via DC7CCC IS0/OE9SDV via OE9SDV TK/HB9ONT/P via HB9ONT
ED7YAD via EA7URM J48S via SV2FPU TK/IW3AAD via IW3AAD
EE5HIH via EA5HIH LY600KM via LY2KM TM1EPC via F6ECI
EE5KB via EA5KB LY600Q via LY4Q TM7CCA via F6FMT
EG2QB via EA2RKO LY600QT via LY2QT TM70LM via F8KGY
EH2EPC via EC2AMN MS0INT via M0URX VK8NSB via VK6NE
EH3EPC via EB3JT OL50KRASOV via OK1DRQ VP2EMR via PA3LEO
EH7EPC via EA7URM R100T via RV3LZ VP5/KD2JA via KD2JA
ES0/LY2PY via LY2PY SD3F via SM3AKW VP5/WB2REM via WB2REM
GB1EPC via MM0DFV SH3O/2 via SM3TLG XE1/VE7BDI via VE7BDI
GX4HRC/A via G3SVK SM1/HB9EBT via HB9EBT XU7TAS via ON7PP
HC2AQ via EA5KB SN100ZHP via SP1ZZW ZS10JUN via ZS6AMX
HG3IPA via HA3JB SN600G via SP9PKZ
6W/GM4FDM AND S79GM BUREAU STATUS. Tom, GM4FDM, announced this past
week that the "First batches of each were sent to the Bureau this
afternoon (June 14th) -- For those who requested a Bureau card and
sent me an email..... Another batch will go to the Bureau later this
9M2HB ON LOTW! Rich, NN3W, reported that over 13,000 9M2HB QSOs have been uploaded to LoTW on June 17th. He states, "Thanks to NK0S for doing the conversion!"
ADDRESS CHANGE (QSL Manager). Ron, AC7DX, a QSL Manager, informs OPDX that he has a new address for incoming QSL mail. His new address is: Ron Lago AC7DX, 1345 City View, Eugene, Oregon 97402-0456.
CK8G QSL STATUS. A reports states that John, VE8EV, is sending CK8G cards out. All bureau cards are already sorted and ready to go.
Algarve STAR DX Team announced that the logs and video from the recent CQ7OA Berlenga Island DXpedition last weekend are now available on their Web page. They made 9412 QSOs on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Their Web page is:
PIRATE ALERT. It was announced that a station signing TS7C has been active. The callsign TS7C was a DXpedition to Kerkenah, Tunisia, in January 2009. This callsign is unique and hasn't been reissued. All activity in 2010 under this callsign is the work of a pirate.
QSL MANAGER NEEDED FOR A 11 YEAR OLD YL! Vlada, UT5KDS, in Rivne, Ukraine, is looking for a QSL Manager -- possibly in USA or maybe other countries. Vlada is a 11 year old schoolgirl who has no income for printing or sending QSL cards. She is searching for a sponsor/manager who can send cards for her. Vlada's E-mail address is: email@example.com
QSLS VIA LoTW:
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3D20CR, 4A5M, 4O3A, 4U1UN, 4U50SPACE, 4U64UN, 5V7PM, 7Q7VB, 9K2HS, 9X0LX, A61BK, AH8DX, CE0Y/LA9SN, CE1/K7CA, CP6XE, D4C, D60VB, DU1EV, EF8M, EL2DX, ER4DX, ER4KAA,, FG1GW, FO8RZ, FS/F6AUS, IR9ITALY, J5V, J73CBS, JD1BMH, L33M, OF50RR, OL35OLP, OR4TN, PY2XB/PY0F, R1FJM, SN3R, ST2KSS, SV2ASP/A, SV5/DJ7RJ, TG9IRP, TZ6EI, V26E, V44KAI, V88/DL7JAN, VK3ZL, VK9XX, YI9PSE and ZK3YA
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3Z70IIWW, 3Z10UM, 4X/EA5RM, 5Q2J, 8J1RL, 9A0CI, 9A8ZRS, 9M2TO, 9M8YY, AH2R, A65BI, AO3K, AO5A, AO5W, AM1A, D2NX, DH0IPA/LH, DR775TMG, EE2K, EH1PAZ, EF1W, ED5D, F4UKP/P, G3RCV/P, HF14MTR, IR6D, IS0/OM8A, II20CJ, JD1BLY, LM9K75Y, LA/PA3EMC, LA9M/P, LR5D, NY8A/KH2, ON65POL, OY/SP6IXF, OZ/PA7PA, OH0/SM3TLG, PA/OT7X, R1ANB, RA1QQ/1, R50KTV, S04R, SG3U, SN0WFF, P29VCX, P29VLR, T8CW, TA2ES, TC1ELH, TC1YLH, TC17A, TK9X, TM4RSX, TM5WRC, TM6JUN, TM100B, VC8B, UE3RFF, UE6FFF, US0KFF/P, UA1OEJ/1, UA3EDQ/1, V31BG, VC8B, VY0TA, YU150AU and YT09AU
S7, SEYCHELLES (Update)
Juan Carlos, EA2RC, will be active as S79SAL from Mahe Island between July 18-31st. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct. Remember, to look for S79SAL to join Marq, CT1BWW/S79BWW, during his first official WFF (World Flora Fauna) DXpedition on Seychelles -- reference number WFF004. For more details, see OPDX.957 or the Web site at:
SPECIAL EVENT BY LY AND SP STATIONS
Look for Lithuanian and Polish stations to activate the following special event stations to mark the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald/Zalgiris (1410-2010). The Lithuanian Amateur Radio Society (LRMD) will issue special wooden plaques to those operators and SWLs who fulfill the following conditions:
* Contact special event stations with the LY600 and LY1410 prefixes
(13 stations), SN1410G, SN600G, SP600G, HF600PG, SQ600G and possible
other special event SP stations.
* Collect 600 points between June 16th and August 15th (2010). Points can be earned as follows:
A. European stations: 100 points for each contact with special event stations LY600, LY1410 or SP600G, HF600PG, SQ600G (at least 4 contacts are required); 25 points for each contact with any other LY or SP station.
B. DX stations: 200 points for each contact with a special event station LY600 or SP600G, HF600PG, SQ600G (at least 2 contacts are required); 50 points for each contact with any other LY or SP station. Other Grunwald-Zalgiris special event stations may operate in Poland during the period, and they will also count for 100/200 points each.
* Application deadline: December 31st, 2011. Please send a certified list of contacts (without your QSLs) and the fee to the LRMD Award Manager. Please give your E-mail address in case they need to contact you.
* Fee: EUR 15.00 or equivalent in USD, or IRCs. LRMD Award Manager: P.O. Box 1000, LT-01014 Vilnius-1, Lithuania. E-mail: diplomai(at)lrmd.lt or ly4q(at)qrz.lt
Current information on the event may also be found at:
List and operating dates of special event stations:
SN600G (via SP9PKR) June 1st-July 31st
SN1410G (via SP9PKZ) June 1st-July 31st
SQ600G (via SP4ZHR) June 25th-July 20th
HF600PG (via SP4ZHT) July 1-17th
SP600G (via SP4KSY) July 1-31st
All stations operating dates June 16th-August 15th LY1410G (via LY3X) LY600KM (via LY2KM) LY600A (via LY5A) LY600NI (via LY2NI) LY600BY (via LY3BY) LY600Q (via LY4Q) LY600CM (via LY1CM) LY600QT (via LY2QT) LY600DZ (via LY2DZ) LY600V (via LY3V) LY600GV (via LY2GV) LY600W (via LY5W) LY600J (via LY3J)WRTC CALLSIGN ANNOUNCEMENT
R31A R31D R31N R31U R31X
R32C R32F R32K R32O R32R R32W R32Z
R33A R33G R33L R33M R33Q R33U
R34C R34D R34O R34P R34W R34X R34Y R34Z
R36C R36F R36K R36O R36W R36Y R36Z
R37A R37G R37L R37M R37P R37Q R37U
R38F R38K R38N R38O R38W R38X
R39A R39D R39M R39R
The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is the major HAM Radio contest event of year 2010. The WRTC-2010 will take place near Russia's capital Moscow where 50 teams from all over the world will compete in the same field conditions. For more details about the event and rules on the contest, visit the WRTC Web page at:
YJ0, VANUATU (Update/Press Release)
Bill Horner, VK4FW, President of the ODXG (Oceania Amateur Radio DX Group Inc.), sent out the following (edited):
"Vanuatu 2010 DXpedition News Release -- In co-operation with ODXG, a group of four Australian amateurs will be activating Vanuatu (YJ0) from August 27th until September 2nd. The accommodation and flights are booked and the team is waiting on callsign allocation from the Vanuatu government. Chris/VK3QB (Leader), Allan/VK2CA, Luke/VK3HJ and Brenton/VK3CBV will spend six days and nights working the HF bands from the Island of Efate as well enjoying some of the sites of this beautiful country.ZA, ALBANIA (Update - IOTA Op!)
More details will be released in the coming 2 weeks including Web site details, QSL details and likely bands/modes. However, at this stage the team plans to keep things simple with two HF stations limited to 100 watts and vertical and wire dipole antennas. For more information please contact Chris, VK3QB, at: firstname.lastname@example.org "
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