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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1153
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1153
March 10, 2014
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 & W1AW, N2ZN, W2GB, NG3K &
W3UR & The Daily DX, WK3N, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, N5JR, N7UN, W7EJ,
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Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5MVB, F5NQL, F6AJA &
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News, IK1SOW, LY3BY, OD5NJ, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk,
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(MMMonVHF) and XE1AY for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 2nd-March, through Sunday, 9th-March, there were 235
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3C0, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P,
7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3,
A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT,
CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP,
ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD,
GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ,
I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, 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, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PZ, S5, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5,
SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK,
UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5,
VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN,
YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM"
more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know -
First Worry Later".
3C4, EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Update). By the time you read this, Elmo, EA5BYP,
will be QRT (March 7th) as 3C0BYP from Annobon Island (AF-039), and is
expected to make a trip to Bioko Island (AF-010), Equatorial Guinea,
to be active as 3C4BYP. The length of his stay will only be 1 or 2 days.
Activity will be on SSB, RTTY and some CW. QSL via his home callsign (see
QRZ.com). ADDED NOTE: Gabriel, OD5NJ, (Elmo's pilot station) informed OPDX
during the past week that Elmo (on March 2nd) was on 20m when a storm hit
his antennas. The 3 elements Yagi fell down and 1 element was broken, so
he had to stop operating to take care of the rest of the antennas. The
storm lasted for about 4 hours leaving a big mess! The Yagi was fixed
temporarily as no tools are available for a permanent fix.
4S, SRI LANKA (Update/Reminder). Sigi, DL7DF, will lead a team of operators
to activate Sri Lanka (AS-003) between March 10-23rd. Operators mentioned
are Manfred/DK1BT, Csaba/DH7KU, Tom/DJ6TF, Manfred/DK1BT, Georg/DK7LX,
Wolf/DL4WK, Sigi/DL7DF, Juergen/DL7UFN, Frank/DL7UFR, Jan/SP3CYY and
Leszek/SP3DOI. Pilot station for this DXpedition is Bernd, DF3CB. The
callsigns have now been announced and are 4S7DFG, 4S7FRG and 4S7LXG.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using several stations operating CW and
SSB. One station will be exclusively dedicated to RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV.
Equipment will consist of 4 transceivers (3 x K2, 1 x FT857D), 2 x 18 m
lowband vertical, a delta-loop vertical for 40m, a delta-loop vertical
for 30m, 2 spiderbeam for 20/17/15/12/10m, a 5 element yagi for 6m and
some beverage antennas. QSL via DL7DF, direct or by the Bureau. They will
upload the full logs of the DXpedition to LoTW within 6 months after the
DXpedition. For more details and updates, visit:
5J0, SAN ANDRES (Update). Operators Robert/N7QT, Melanie/AB1UH, Hugh/W4VAB
and Guy/N7UN will be active as 5J0X from San Andres Island (NA-033) between
April 2-14th. Activity will be primarily holiday style (suitcase mini-
DXpedition) on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and PSK. Elecraft transceivers
and amplifiers will be used. Portable antennas will be used from the Villa
location and /p from nearby beaches. QSL direct to N7QT. No eQSLs. IRCs
are acceptable. ARRL Bureau cards are acceptable. Direct QSLs with 2 USDs
will be returned via international postage otherwise via the ARRL Bureau.
Logs will be uploaded during the operation to Clublog and to LoTW shortly
after the mini-DXpedition.
5V, TOGO. Franco, I1FQH, is once again active as 5V7DX from Kpalime
Village in central Togo until late March. Activity will be on the top
bands, 12 and 10 meters using mostly CW with some SSB. He will use an
ICOM 7000 with a small KL500 solid state amplifier into a Spiderbeam
(20-10m), home brew vertical for 40/30m (1/4 wave long with 32 radials).
QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW (he will upload
his log during his stay).
5V, TOGO (Update). Operators Phil/F5MVB and Joel/F5AOW are planning to
be active as 5V7MP and 5V7BJ, respectively, from Avepozo between March
23-31st. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters. Joël (5V7BJ)
will be on SSB only and Phil (5V7MP) will be on both SSB and CW. QSL
via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau.
7P, LESOTHO. Peter, EI7CC, will once again be active as 7P8PB from Maseru
between March 14th and April 3rd. Activity will be limited because he will
be on a family holiday and will operate when circumstances permit. He will
be operating from his brother-in-law Gerry's station, 7P8CC (home callsign
EI8CC). QSL via EI7CC, by the Bureau or direct. Logs will be uploaded to
LoTW immediately upon his return to Ireland. If possible, Peter may try
to upload them while in Lesotho.
7Q, MALAWI. Members of the Black Mamba Contest & DXpedition Team will be
active as 7QAA (yep, that is the callsign) and plan to be active this
November and December (specific dates not announced yet). Operators
currently mentioned are Chris/DL2MDU, Emil/DL8JJ, Jo/DJ3CQ, Frosty/K5LBU,
Neil/VA7DX, Don/VE7DS, Keith/VE7KW, Sam/ZS6BRZ and Roger ZS6RJ. The ZS
pilot station is Hal, ZS6WB. The team plans to be in the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-2 entry in CQ Zone 37. Look for
more details to be forthcoming. A Web page is currently under construction
9N, NEPAL. Andy, UA3AA, is now active as 9N7AA from Nepal until May 23rd.
He states, "My present QTH has some serious RFI issues that affect my
ability to hear the calling stations. The noise is 59+, so please be
patient with me and forgive me if I don't answer. I do not participate
in LoTW or e-QSLing. Direct QSLs only, no Bureau cards. No IRCs. U.S.
stations - SASE + 1 USD, all others - SAE + 2 USDs. Donations welcome.
NT2X is not my QSL Manager, he only administers the QRZ.com page on my
behalf. My sincere 'thanks' to Satish, 9N1AA, and his assistant Uttam
for assistance in obtaining my 9N7AA license." Activity has been on
160/80/30/20/12/10 meters CW.
CE0Y, EASTER ISLAND. Victor, CE1WFN, will be active as CE0Y/CE1WFN from
Easter Island between April 5-17th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL
via his home callsign direct.
CN2, MOROCCO. Bernd, DL2DXA, is now active as CN2XA from Agadir until
March 14th. Most of his activity has been on 30/17/12/10 meters CW.
QSL via his home callsign.
CN2, MOROCCO. Jim, W7EJ, will once again be active as CN2R during the CQWW
WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. Look for him to
be active before and after the contest between March 12th and April 2nd.
Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. Jim informs OPDX that
he will also to be in the Russian DX Contest [RDXC] (March 15-16). QSL
via W7EJ. See the station from CN2R at:
CQ PRESS RELEASE. Rich, W2VU, CQ's Editorial Director, sent out the
following on March 5th [edited]: Dave Chartock Named CQ Advertising
Manager -- CQ Communications President Richard Ross, K2MGA, today announced
the appointment of David Chartock to head the company's advertising depart-
ment, effective immediately. Dave will guide CQ magazine's advertising
sales as the magazine charts new ground as a part-print, part-digital
"hybrid" publication covering the entire communications hobby.
"The main print and digital edition of CQ continues to focus on amateur
radio," explained Editorial Director Rich Moseson, W2VU, "while
only CQ Plus supplement to the digital edition of CQ covers the full
spectrum of hobby radio communications, from shortwave listening and
scanning to broadcast band DXing and more."
Chartock has more than 25 years' experience in publishing, both in
editorial and sales positions. From 1989 to 2002, he was Editor-in-Chief
and Web Content Editor of the trade magazine, New York Construction News.
Since 2002, Chartock has been an independent sales representative, working
with start-up publications and the annual journal of New York's Concrete
Industry Board. He lives in Flushing, New York.
"We welcome Dave to our staff," said CQ Publisher Dick Ross,
"and look forward to what he can accomplish as he applies his knowledge
and experience from other segments of the publishing industry to the hobby
Chartock may be reached by e-mail at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
D4, CAPE VERDE. Lukas, HB9EBT, will be active as D44TEG from Tarrafal,
located in the northern part of the island of Santiago (AF-005), in the
Sotavento Islands group of Cape Verde, between March 29th and April 5th.
Activity will be on 20-10 meters using CW, PSK and RTTY. QSL via HB9EBT,
direct or by the Bureau.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME (DST). Did you remember to change your clocks?
Countries in the Northern Hemisphere (most of N. American and some of
the Caribbean) who observe Daylight Saving Time should have changed their
clocks on Sunday, March 9th at 2:00 AM, and should have moved their
clocks" forward 1 hour to 3:00:00 AM local time. Daylight Saving Time
will end on Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00 AM. European countries will
switch to DST on March 30th. For the history and details about DST,
as well as an interesting map of the world (showing the countries who
ADDED NOTES: Hopefully, all amateur radio operators know not to change
their GMT/UTC/ZULU clocks. However, since most operators usually set their
computers to local time, some may have to change their settings on
ham radio software (ex. logging, propagation, DXTelnet, etc..) programs.
DAYTON NEWS (SWODXA DX Dinner Press Release) [edited]. The SouthWest Ohio
DX Association (SWODXA) has announced that David Collingham, K3LP, will
be the featured speaker for their 29th annual SWODXA DX dinner. The dinner,
held in conjunction with the 2014 Dayton Hamvention®, will be on Friday,
May 16th, at the Marriott Hotel in Dayton.
Dave first obtained his Novice license, WN6KTF, when he was 15 years
old. He currently holds an amateur Extra Class License and a Commercial
Operators License. His Elmer and High School Teacher was Louis P. Mallory
(WA6DVK) who he met in the 10th grade, at Fontana High School in Fontana,
California and still visits during trips to S. California. His prior USA
callsigns were: WN6KTF, WB6KTF and AA6DC. Dave has been on over 65 DX-
peditions, visited 76 different DXCC entities while operating from 51 of
them. He enjoys contesting, DXing, travelling and working with youth. He
is a member of INDEXA, ARRL, NCDXF, SWODXA, Potomac Valley ARC and the
National Capital DX Association. Dave will have an informative and enter-
taining presentation on the Humanitarian Side of DXing and DXPeditions.
For more information and to order dinner tickets, visit
FR, REUNION ISLAND. George, OK2KG, is now active as FR/OK2KG from Reunion
Island (AF-016) until March 15th. Activity is holiday style on 40-10
meters using CW and SSB. He is using an IC-7000 with 100w into a home
made vertical antenna 7m high (40-10m). QSL via his home callsign, direct,
by the Bureau or eQSL. Log will be posted on ClubLog.
FT4T, TROMELIN (Press Release #2) [edited]: "The Amsterdam DXpedition
been the focus of many DXers in the last few weeks. Our friends are now
back home with more than 170,000 contacts in the log. Congratulations!
While waiting for the update of their website you can find some superb
pictures and a short article on the TAAF's Web site:
Concerning Tromelin 2014, a lot of work has been done since our previous
First of all, we are extremely proud and grateful of the mobilization
of the amateur radio community. We want to thank the major sponsors who
joined our project. In the same way, a large number of smaller clubs have
shown much generosity. You can find all our contributors on the dedicated
The budget is not balanced yet and all kinds of help will be necessary
to make this expedition possible.
It is important to understand how logistical constraints related to
transport are the major element in the organization of our operation. A
few days ago, a member of the team met with our plane pilot who showed
him the aircraft that we will be using. Together, they dealt with the
problems of the transportation of the team and equipment. As of today,
all is in order from a material and administrative point of view.
Also, in the next few weeks, we will reach for certain suppliers,
manufacturers in order to provide us with equipment offering the best
weight, reliability and performance ratio.
Work also continues with the TAAF authorities. The list of the topics
to deal with is relatively long, but since day one all our interlocutors
have been very receptive, reactive, and have provided an invaluable help.
The hamradio callsigns used on the territories managed by the TAAF are
issued by their services on the Reunion Island.
FT4TA (Fox Tango Four Tango Alpha) has been issued to us for our operation
from October 30th to November 10th, 2014.
The pilot stations setup is being organized and will be revealed very
soon. Schedules are being tweaked thanks to the forecasts and contributions
We are waiting for the return of Michel, FM5CD, member of FT5ZM,
New communications will follow, more specifically on the 'radio' aspects
of the expedition. At the same time, we are preparing a series of articles
for our website which will help you discover the Scattered Islands (Iles
Eparses in French) and more particularly our final destination.
More than ever, stay tuned…
The Tromelin 2014 team"
FT5ZM PICTURES AND VIDEO. A short video (about 4 minutes) and 105 photos
of the FT5ZM Amsterdam Island DXpedition are now available by Nodir,
HH, HAITI (Update). Operators John/N5JC and Joel/N5JR will be active as
HH2/homecall from Haiti between March 25th and April 1st. Activity will
be on 160-6 meters with a focus on CW, RTTY and the 30/17/12 meter bands.
QSL both callsigns via N5JR, LoTW, by the Bureau, or direct. They will be
joined by Jean-Robert, HH2JR, to operate in the CQ WPX SSB Contest (March
29-30th) with the special callsign 4V1JR as "issued to the Radio Club
D'Haiti for this occasion." QSL 4V1JR via W3HNK.
IDEXA PUBLICATIONS. John Scott, K8YC, INDEXA Editor, reports that the
International DX Association has posted two newsletters with articles
about the recent K9W, T33A and H44G/H40T DXpeditions on their Web page
The Winter 2014 Issue 104 Newsletter (Wake Island K9W):
The Special Issue Winter 2014 Newsletter - (Banaba T33A and Guadalcanal
and Temotu H44G/H40T):
AF-019. (Update/Need Ops!) An international team of operators will be
active as IG9Y from Lampedusa Island during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 25-26th) and CQWW DX CW Contest (November
29-30th) as a Multi-Multi entry. Operators mentioned currently
are Gabor/HA1YA, Marco/HB9OCR, Aurelio/PC5A, Peter/PD1RP,
Mark/PA5MW, Marco/PE2MC, Miran/S50O, Silvo/S50X, Hubert/S51NZ,
Romeo/S52RU, Renato/S57UN and Slavc/S57DX. They are still
looking for operators. Activity outside the contest will be
on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, and RTTY, with four stations
on the air. QSL via ON4LG. An OQRS will be available for direct
ADDED NOTE: IG9Y is a lone African Entity that counts in the
AF-109. The "DX-World.net" is reporting that a team from the ERASD
(The Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society For Development) will
once again activate Nelson's Island between June 13-20th.
Callsign mentioned is SU8N. Look for more info to be forth-
coming. Also, watch the ERASD's Web page at:
AS-134. Operators Zhang/BA3AX and Lu/BD3AEO will be active as B3/BA3AX
and B3/BD3AEO, respectively from Yuetuo Island between March
21-24th. Activity will be on 20/17/15 meters using CW, SSB,
RTTY and PSK. QSL via BA3AX, by the Bureau, direct and LoTW.
The QSL information can be found on QRZ.com.
NA-092. Members of the "Project X Contest Team" will be activating
Mustang Island (USI TX-011S, Nueces County, Texas) as N5T
between April 5-6th, and during the "Texas State Parks on
the Air". The "Project X Contest Team" does have a Twitter
and Web page at:
ADDED NOTES: Also look for the "Project X Contest Team" to
be in the CQ WPX SSB Contest from Cullinan Park Sugar Land,
Texas, March 28-30th. QSL direct via the address on QRZ.com.
Logs uploaded to LoTW after the event.
NA-189. (Update) Operators Benjamín/XE2AU, Juán Manue/XE2AI, Ismael/
XE1AY, Jorge/XE2AMS, Juán/XE2AY, David/XE1REW, Gustavo/XE1KKK
and Enrique/XE2AA will be active as XF1T from Cocinas Island,
in front of Punta Perula, Jalisco (GRID DK79tc), between March
14-17th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY
and PSK31. Focus will be on the IOTA frequencies. There will
also be Satellite and 6m operations. QSL via IT9EJW. An OQRS
and log search will be available on ClubLog after the DXpedition.
J3, GRENADA (6m Op!). Dave, W9DR, will be active as J38DR from Grenada
(NA-024) between June 19th and July 1st. This will be a 6 meter only
DXpedition. Dave will be on the north shore of the island (Grid Square
FK92EF) for a great launch angle to North America and Europe over the
Atlantic Ocean. Also, South America will be workable too. Operating
frequencies will be 50.115 MHz SSB, 50.115.6 MHz CW and a breakable
Beacon on 50.115.6 MHz running during no stations heard. He states,
"Again, I will be using a FlexRadio SDR-1500 driving my HB solid state
water-cooled amplifier into a 5 element 6 meter Yagi. Please submit
your confirmation request (QSL) to W9DR home address. I hope to work
many 6 meter operators."
LY24, LITHUANIA (Special Event). Jonas, LY5A, will operate as LY24A between
March 11th and April 11th. Activity is to commemorate the 24th anniversary
of Lithuanian independence restoration. QSL via his home callsign, direct
or by the Bureau.
P4, ARUBA. Just a reminder that operators Aki/JR3QFB/W3JH and Take/
JI3DST/JS6RRR will be active as P40JH and P40R, respectively, from Aruba
(SA-036) between March 12-18th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, including
the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB, FM and the Digital modes (RTTY/
PSK31/PSK63/JT65A/JT9). QSL via their home callsigns, by the Bureau or
direct (SASE with 2-GC or 1-IRC). Please check QRZ.com for details.
P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will be active as P40W from Aruba (SA-036) during
the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th). He will be there between March
25-31st. Operations outside of the contest are usually on 160/80m and
30/17/12 meters as time permits. Watch 160m on the hour and 80m on the
half hour. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2MM, Bureau cards are no longer
accepted. Logs will be loaded on LoTW upon his return to the USA.
PJ2, CURACAO. Just a reminder that Andy, DK5ON, will once again be active
as PJ2/DK5ON from Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) between March 12-29th.
Activity will be on 80-6 meters including the 17/12 meter bands using
CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via his home callsign (see QRZ.com). NO eQSL.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (March 10-16th)....
Mar/10th AN Mar/13th AN Mar/15th LN
Mar/11th AN Mar/14th HN Mar/16th AN
SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
----------------- ------ -------- ------
AN - Above Normal Quiet K=0-1 0-7
HN - High Normal Unsettled K=2 8-15
LN - Low Normal Active K=3 16-29
BN - Below Normal Minor Storm K=4 30-49
DIS - Disturbed Major Storm K=5 50-99
VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9 100-400
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (March 2nd & 9th)
9J2T via I2YSB EX8VZ via RW6HS (d) PJ2/PA0VDV via PA0VDV
AT5LH via NI5DX GP0STH via G4DIY (d) PJ6A via N4NX
AY2H via LU7HN (d) HK1/AL4Q via DJ8QP R1934G via R3LC
BV0PC via BV2DQ HK4/AL4Q via DJ8QP RO80KEDR via RN1ON
C56LH via OZ1IIL HK7/AL4Q via DJ8QP SN5X via SP5GRM
CO6LC via CO6LC (d) II0IDP via IS0IGV SP/DJ1AA/M via DJ1AA
CR2T via CU2AF II1IGG via I2AZ T42R via EA7FTR
CT9/DL3KWF via DL3KWF II9IGA via IT9YEM (d) TA2/BA4DW via BA4DW
CT9/DL3KWR via DL3KWR IR4M via I4IFL TM4L via F8ARK
EA8/DL1JEF via DL1JEF IZ0FEJ via I0WTD TM5E via F8KGS
EA8/OH1LEG via OH1LEG KH6/VE7AHA via VE7AHA UE80HS via RW6HS (d)
ED1T via EC1DBO LI8OM via LA8OM UE80YG via RK3LO
ED2V via EA2CJ LY10NATO via LY5W VK0JJJ via K7CO
ED5T via EA5ELT LZ1246SIT via LZ1KCP VK9X/K7CO via K7CO (d/O)
ED7W via EA7OT LZ60KSP via LZ1JZ VP5/N0AT via N0AT
EE8T via EA8MT (L/e) M4D via G4ATA VP8ROT via GM0HCQ (d/L)
EF7X via EA7PP N7SDW via DL3SDW VU2VON via VU2MLQ (d)
EG1FDA via EA1HDD NH7O via EA5GL W7SW via W3HNK
EG4DER via EA4RK OA4/XQ3SA via XQ3SA XV9NPS via JA2NPS (B)
EM200ST via UW5SW OA7/UA4WHX via UA4WHX YE1NZ via NI5DX
EN200RT via UT3RS OE6Z via OE6CLD YL2014C via YL3DQ
EO200CN via UR5CN OG2F via OH2NC YL2014E via YL2GN
EO200RK via UT1RT OR0A via ON6ZK YO5/DJ1AA/M via DJ1AA
EO200TARAS via US5CCO OT7J via ON7ZJ ZF35LC via W2SM (L)
EO200UT via UR4UWZ P4/WA2NHA via WA2NHA ZZ2T via PY2MNL
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only
(O) OQRS only
PY5GA. The ANATEL has granted a special license to Araucaria DX Group
(ADXG) to use the callsign PY5GA. Olavo Scherrer, PY5GA, who became a
Silent Ket (SK) in 2010, was an elmer, great friend and one of the
founders of the ADXG, as well as worldwide DX and Contest operator.
W5IJU/KP1 QSLS. Ken, N2ZN, reports: "Thanks to the efforts of Dave,
WJ2O, we believe that we have a complete set of logs for the 1993
W5IJU/KP1 Navassa operation. New cards have been printed and a number
of requests have been responded to already. These logs are searchable
on WJ2O.com. QSOs already in electronic form will be accessible through
the log search app on the website. QSOs still on the original paper
logs can be viewed there as well. QSLs can be obtained via N2ZN (CBA)
via bureau or direct. Direct requests should include SAE and appropriate
return postage. No LoTW at this time, although this may be a possibility
in the future."
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 2E0SQL, 4U1ITU, 5P1KZX, 9A286T, A61ZX, A92AA,
C6AKQ, DS4GKF, DV1JM, E7DX, F5ISY, FY5KE, G4CUS, GD/DL5LYM/P, HC6PE,
HK1NA, JW2US, JX7DFA, LA3ZH, LA7HJA, LT0H, LX7I, LZ9W, M0PNN, NP2P,
OH5KW, OQ5M, PJ2/W8WTS, PJ2T, PJ4X, PJ5/K6NAO, PY2UN, PZ5RO, R22ICH,
RA6HJA, RI1ANC, RI1ANR, RN3ZIC, RU3GV, RV3AB, RZ3DJ, S21ZBC, S513YOTA,
S57WJ, S58N, SK3W, SM5CEU, T77C, TF3GB, TF3IRA, TO7CC, UA1ORK, V44KAI,
V5/DL3DXX, V73NS, VK0TH, VP9/G3ZAY, VP9/G7VGR, WL7E, XR0ZR, XW0YJY,
YJ0OU, YL2KF, YS1/NP3J, ZL1BYZ, ZL1BYZ and ZM90DX
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3DA0ET, 5H1Z/5, 6W2SC, 7O2A, BY4IB/4, C91B,
C91J, CY0P, ES3AX, FO4BM, H40T, H44G, HL5IVL, HS0ZCW, J5UAP, LY23A,
OK2RZ, ON4KEP, VU7AG, W8A, XR0YY and YB4IR/8
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3D2GC, 5B/LZ3FN, EA8/LA9DL, HL5/LA8JKA,
JW3TR, JW4GHA, JW6ZFA, JW7QIA, JW8AJA, JW8HGA, JW9VDA, JW/LB9UE, OJ0LA,
SV9/LZ3FN and Z6/LZ1BJ
S0, WESTERN SAHARA. A few media sources are reporting that a new operator
named Azman Hafed "Man" will be active as S01AH from Bir Lehlu
IL56HB) soon. QSL via EA2JG. It was also mentioned on "Twitter":
S01A will operate 60 mts, 5403.5 kHz in March." Reportedly, Naama has a
license to operate on 60m and will be looking for states. It is suggested
to watch the following for updates and news:
LAST MINUTE UPDATE: As this was being prepared for print Sunday morning,
Naama, S01A, showed up on 15 meters SSB around 1345z.
VK9 DX-VACATION. A JA team is planning to be active from Christmas
Island (VK9X) and Cocos-Keeling Island (VK9C) sometime between late
July and early August. Operators mentioned are Masa/JA3FVJ, JA3QWN,
Ikuo/JA3TJA, Masato/JF3PLF and Taka/JH3FUK. Currently, callsigns have
not been announced. Their tentative schedule is as followings:
VK9C (Cocos Keeling) - between July 29th and August 2nd; IOTA OC-002
VK9X (Christmas Island) - between August 2-8th; IOTA OC-003
Activity will be holiday style on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, FM,
RTTY and PSK31. QSL via JF3PLF, direct or by the Bureau (within one
year of operation!). Uploads to LoTW or ClubLog will be available after
their operation (Highly recommended). A Web page is available, but is
VU4, ANDAMAN ISLANDS (Update/Reminder). Krish, W4VKU, will be active as
VU4K from Port Blair between March 23-30th. Activity will be on 80-10
meters using SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
SSB - 3680*, 7095, 14180, 18145, 21280, 24945 and 28480 kHz
RTTY - 3584*, 7044, 10142, 10142, 14084, 18104, 21084, 24922 and 28084 kHz
*80m is a possibility depending on the type of vertical antenna in use.
He will have a 2 element SteppIR + 30/40m, Acom 1000 and may be a Butter-
nut Vertical antenna (equipment in use is subject to change, should there
be any change to the location plans). Krish informed Carl, N4AA, of "QRZ
DX" that he plans on "traveling to other islands including Nicobar
some logistics" before he starts the VU4K operations. Krish also posted
on "DX-World.net" the following: "We will call the following
from time to time.
a) Folks needing VU4 and are 65 years and older
b) ATNO callers
c) QRP callers
We will also periodically call for geographies to maximize the band
openings. Now for (a) above, I assume folks will stick to the HONOR
SYSTEM. If I suspect abuse, I will need a proof of age for a QSL and
will not do OQRS for those contacts and will only do paper mail. The
reason I chose to call for (a) is because there are several folks that
are in the 70's and all the way to 90's that want VU4 for their last
few. Some have written to me about their need, and I want to help them
out. So I hope the DXer community understands. If you believe there can
be an issue, please drop me a note. Will try to not encourage bandfills
as much as possible. Please reserve Bandfills for a larger operation
down the road."
QSL via W4VKU (OQRS will be open in early April 2014). Logs: Realtime
logs will be available via ClubLog.
WP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (NA-106). Bob, WP2XX, and possibly others will
be active from the Island Villa Contest Club WP2Z superstation on St.
Croix during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th). QSL via KU9C.
YS, EL SALVADOR. Hiro, JA6WFM, is now active as YS1/NP3J from San Salvador
until the end of 2014. Activity has been on 80-6 meters using CW and SSB.
QSL via EA5GL.
ZY7, BRAZIL. Members of the Campina Amataeur Radio DX Group (CARDX) will
activate Serra do Jatobá Summit (750m, Grid Locator: HI12pm) as ZY7J for
only 24 hours, starting on March 15th and ending on March 16th. Activity
will be on all HF bands including the WARC bands. Operation is valid for
the SOTA Award. Operators mentioned are Alamo/PR7VX, Nicolas/PR7DX, Ramiro/
PR7RC, Fernando/PR7DB, Humberto/PR7HBA, Reno/PR7RBA, Christian/PR7ZAJ and
Renner/PU7EGC. QSL via PR7VX, direct or by the Bureau. For more details,
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