The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1012
May 30, 2011
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, K2AU, N2DG, W2VU, NG3K & ADXO, KF4VTT, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, K5WW, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), K9EL, W9ILY, W9OL, N0TG, 9A6AA, AT International, DK8JB, DL1SBF, DL2VFR, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL , F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I1RBJ, IK4RUX, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, TA1HZ, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE2XB and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQWW WPX CW Contest announcements.
Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the CQWW WPX CW Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 21st-May, through Friday, 27th-May there were 222 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, 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, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0T, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T30, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD9, ZF, 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).
South Korean operators Choi/HL5FUA and Yoon/6K2GCW will be active as 3D2CJ from Rotuma (OC-060) between June 17-24th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via HL5FUA, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and updates, see:
Andi, UU0JM, will be active as 4L0A during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.
Sergey, RN3QO, will be active as 5B/US7IDX during CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via RN3QO.
9A16, CROATIA (Special Event)
Pope Benedict XVI will be visiting the Republic of Croatia for the first time between June 4-5th. The city of Zagreb will be his host town during his stay in Croatia. The visit inspired the members of the "Croatian Flora Fauna Radio Club" to activate a special callsign, 9A16PB (16 means XVI, and PB means Pope Benedict). Croatian hams will activate 9A16PB between May 28th and June 13th. QSL via 9A2MF. ADDED NOTE: Members of the "Croatian Flora Fauna Radio Club" will also be active as 9A1GEO from the only one Croatian Geo Park ("Papuk", 9AFF-014) during Geoparks Communication Weekend (May 28-29th). Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via 9A2MF. For details, look at:
CQ NEWS (CQ Hall of Fame Inductees Announced)
The following press release was sent out by Rich Moseson, W2VU, Editor of CQ Communications, Inc., on May 20th:
"CQ ANNOUNCES 2011 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES -- CQ magazine today announced its 2011 Hall of Fame inductees, welcoming 12 new members into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame - ranging from a champion telegrapher to a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church - and one new member each into the CQ DX Hall of Fame and the CQ Contest Hall of Fame. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the CQ Contest Hall of Fame and the tenth anniversary of the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame (The CQ DX Hall of Fame is the oldest of the three, honoring the world's top DXers since 1967).DAYTON HAMVENTION SWODXA AWARDS
The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors those individuals, whether licensed hams or not, who have made significant contributions to amateur radio; and those amateurs who have made significant contributions either to amateur radio, to their professional careers or to some other aspect of life on our planet. The 2011 inductees (listed alphabetically) are:
* Bell, Dave, W6AQ - Hollywood TV/film producer; deeply involved in producing multiple amateur radio promotional videos over several decades.
* Brightman, Nate, K6OSC - the 'spark' behind W6RO, the ham station aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California.
* Ensor, Loretta, W9UA (SK) - On-air instructor in Morse code and radio fundamentals between 1929 and 1941, responsible (with her brother) for helping to get at least 900 new amateurs licensed.
* Gunderson, Bob, W2JIO (SK) - Blind ham who was Editor and Publisher of 'The Braille Technical Press;' and the 'answer man' at Hudson Radio on New York's Radio Row, where he worked three days a week as a technical advisor and consultant for the customers.
* Mahony, Cardinal Roger, W6QYI - Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, advocate for immigration reform.
* Margolis, Sylvia (no call) (SK) - Prolific CQ humor writer in the 1960s and early '70s; first public relations officer for Radio Society of Great Britain.
* McElroy, Ted (no call) (SK) - World champion radiotelegrapher and key manufacturer.
* Moorefield, Ron, W8ILC - One of the guiding lights of the Dayton Ham- vention® for at least the past 30 years; national ham radio coordinator for the cross-country 1984 Olympic Torch Relay.
* Raff, Malcolm, WA2UNP (SK) - Astrophysicist, aerospace engineer and biotechnologist; developed some of the earliest DNA sequencing tech- niques and contributed software to the human genome project.
* Schmieder, Robert, KK6EK - Noted DXer and DXpeditioner, physicist and ecologist.
* Stodola, E. King, W2AXO (SK) - The 'father' of EME (Earth-Moon-Earth) communications.
* Taflove, Allen, WA9JLV - Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University and a leading authority in the field of computational electrodynamics.
CQ Contest and DX Halls of Fame
The CQ Contest and DX Halls of Fame honor those amateurs who not only excel in personal performance in these major areas of amateur radio but who also 'give back' to the hobby in outstanding ways.
The 2011 inductee to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame is:
* John Sluymer, VE3EJ - John has been an active contester and DXer since 1973. He is a founding member and current president of Contest Club Ontario, which has grown from 16 to 250 members in less than a decade. John also holds numerous Canadian domestic and DX contest records, is a frequent host for single- and multi-op contest operations from his station; a longtime member of the CQ WW Contest Committee, and a frequent speaker at hamfest forums and club meetings.
The 2011 inductee to the CQ DX Hall of Fame is:
* Michael J. McGirr, K9AJ - Mike is a leading DXpeditioner who has operated literally from the ends of the Earth over nearly 30 years. His many radio journeys have ranged from an Arctic expedition to Nunavut to Heard Island, off the coast of Antarctica, and a variety of places in between, including islands in the Indian Ocean, Caribbean and South Pacific. Mike is also a director of the Island Radio Expedition Foundation (IREF) and 2010 recipient of the W9DXCC Award of Excellence in DXing.
Formal inductions to the CQ Contest and DX Halls of Fame were scheduled for the Dayton Hamvention.®"
Bill Moore, NC1L, Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following is approved for DXCC credit:
VU4PB Andaman & Nicobar Island; 2011 Operation
Operators Chris/9A5K, Ranko/E70R, Vlado/E70T, Radomir/E74IW, Zoran/E76C, Robert/E77E and Braco/E77DX will be active as E7DX during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via E77E.
FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON
Operators Paul/K9OT and Peg/KB9LIE will be making their 8th annual trip to Miquelon Island (NA-032), July 21st- August 4th. They will sign FP/K9OT (prefer CW on 40/30m) and FP/KB9LIE (strictly SSB, mostly 17/20/40m unless higher bands are open). They will try to run a breakable 6M beacon on 50.120. Both will be in the IOTA Contest as a Multi-Ops/Mixed-Mode entry. QSL to their home callsigns, same address, either direct with return postage/IRC or via the Bureau. Logs will eventually be uploaded to LoTW. No eQSLs. Visit the following Web page at:
FS, FRENCH ST. MARTIN
John, K9EL, will once again be active from French St. Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383, Grid Loc. FK88) between June 7-19th. Activity will be holiday style (on a family vacation) and he will be operating as FS/K9EL whenever possible. He will be using an IC7000 and verticals for 80-10 meters, a 3 element yagi for 6 meters and will be on CW, SSB and possibly some RTTY. Please QSL to his home callsign, Bureau cards are "OK". LoTW update will be done upon his return. John states, "I may do some 6m operation from PJ7."
Latvian and Lithuanian operators will be active from IT9GSF's station using the special callsign II9T from Sicily (EU-025) during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW. Operators mentioned are Fabio/IT9GSF, Arunas/LY2IJ and YL4U (members of the Latvia Radio Amateur League). For more details, see:
AS-191. Operators Bert/DK6IR/7Z1IR and Hamdi/7Z1TT will activate Marzok Island (for the first time ever) in the Red Sea Coast Centre (Al Madinah/Makkah Province) Group between June 3-5th. QSL via DK6IR.
EU-052. Vanni, IK4RUX, will be active as SV8/IK4RUX from Zakynthos (Zante) Island (GIOTA INS-015, MIA MG-138, WLOTA 0209) between July 4-14th. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB. QSL via IK4RUX, direct or by the ARI Bureau.
EU-052. Operators Andrea/IK0EFR, Savvas/SV2AEL, Tom/SV2CLJ, Gianni/ SV2FPU, John/SV2HXV, Dimitri/SV2YC and Menios/SW2HXR will be active as J48O from the Kastri Lighthouse on the Othonoi Islet between June 17-25th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, focusing on the 6 meter peak season, and using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via SV2FPU.
NA-142. Swen "RICK", DF2MM will be active as W4/DF2MM from Santa Rosa (USI FL003S) between July 18th and August 25th. Activity will be holiday style with light portable equipment. He will also participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via DF2MM.
IOTA & WFF NORDKAPP EXPEDITION
By the time you read this, operators Bert/DL2RNS and Ric/DL2VFR will be finishing up their activation of IOTA EU-087 (Alnön or Hemsön) as SD7V/3 and SM3/DL2RNS, before activating Mageroya Island (EU-044) as LA/DL2RNS and LA/DL2VFR between May 28-31st. Activity will be mostly on CW using high power. On their way back home, operators are planning to activate the Pallas-Yllästtunturin National Park (OHFF-018) possibly for the first time for a couple of hours on May 31st, using the callsigns OH9/DL2RNS and OH9/DL2VFR. On June 1st, they also plan to stop on Seskarö Island (EU-139) for one day operating under the callsigns SM2/DL2RNS and SD7V/2 with high power again. QSL via the respective home callsigns and for SD7V via DL2VFR.
Operators Freddy/J28RO and Darko/J28AA will be active as J25DXA from Arta City (as sea front location) in western part of Djibouti during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/All-Band entry. Activity will be on 160-10 meters with antennas especially dedicated to the lower bands. Operators Marek/J28WR and Mohamed/J28AP will also be on the air from the same location and using the same callsign but SSB only and not in the contest. Vincent, J28JV, will be busy with his job, but will also operate both in the contest or with Marek and Mohamed during his spare time. The QSL Manager for J25DXA is Michel, F8DFP, by the Bureau or direct (please avoid green stamps; use only valid IRCs). A special card will be issued for this operation. For more details and updates, watch Freddy's Blog page at:
Dick, SV0XBN, will be active as J49XF during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via SV0XBN.
Roar, LA1EOA, will once again be active as JW1EOA from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WLOTA 0125), between June 10-15th. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (May 30th-June 5th)
May 30 AN SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS May 31 AN -------------------- Jun 01 AN BN - Below Normal Jun 02 AN AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET Jun 03 AN LN - Low Normal Jun 04 AN HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED Jun 05 AN DIS - Disturbed VDIS - Very Disturbed GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE --------------------- 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 NOTE (from the CQ News Room): WWV/WWVH to Drop Space Weather Reports - The Space Weather Prediction Center will discontinue its regular geophysical alert messages on WWV and WWVH as of this coming September 6th.NP2/WP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (NA-106)
Andy, AE6Y, will once again be active as P49Y during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via AE6Y.
John, W2GD, will be active as P40W from Santa Cruz, Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033), during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) and CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High- Power entry. QSL via LoTW or N2MM (QRZ.com).
Operators Ed/W0SD, Edith/W0OE and Peter/PJ4NX will be active as PJ4E from a rented house between June 4-19th. Activity will be mainly 6 meters operating in the attended beacon mode. The frequency will be 50.103 MHz. There will be some HF operations, but it will be mainly RTTY. However, 6 meters will always be on the air. QSL via W0SD.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated May 22nd and May 27th) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3W7W via W3HNK CR55PQ via CT1EHX HB9/ON6VOX via ON6VOX 4F9HXB via DL5SDF CS2HD via CT2FPE HB9SOLAR via HB9ACA 4J3M via DL7EDH (direct only) CT3FQ via CT3KN HK6AAY via EA5KB 4L1AMM via DL8KAC CT7/LZ3ND via LZ3ND (direct/CT-Address) HL1/WX8C via WX8C 4L4ZA via DJ1CW CT9/OM7JG via OM7JG IE9Z via IT9TFX 4O/S59AA via S59AA CU3DX via CU3EJ IR3WFF via IW3ILM 5P4F via OZ4FF CV5K via CX2ABC IR5ONU via I5KKW 5P5L via DD2ML DL/HB9SVT via HB9SVT J25DXA via F8DFP 5P7XJ via OZ7XJ DL0BFF via DH9VA J79FCG via K1TO 6W/RK4FF via RK4FF DL1THM/C6A via DL1THM JW1RCC via LA1RCC 7S6W via SM6MIS E70WFF via E77E KL3/AB8CK via UA3AGW 8P6JQ via K9JJR EA7/G1WUU via G1WUU (eQSL only) LU/IW7EHC via IW7EHC 8S0ITU via SK0CC ED8RCP via EA8RCP LU9MAK via LU1MA 9M2/GM4YXI via N3SL EF7ABV via EC7ABV LX0SAR via DK4XC A6/DL9WVM via DL9WVM EF8ADW via EC8ADW LZ44WFF via LZ1ZF A65BG via PA7FM EG1EMB via EB1CC LZ44WFF via LZ1ZF AN7ITU via EA7NL EG5TSL via EA5HRE OH/IK2JYT/P via IK2JYT AX7GN via VK7GN EM150CK via UR4CZZ OJ0W via OH3WS BY1/OD5LN via OD5VR GB2LST via M0XIG OK/SQ5GLB via SQ5GLB C6ABR via OH2BR HB0/DL1GBM/M via DL1GBM OP7V via ON7VA OY/PA0VHA via PA0VHA SX5F via SV1HER OY/PA2A via PA2A T32TV via KH6CG OZ/DF7MR via DF7MR TC7VLH via TA1HZ OZ/DM3KF via DM3KF TC130ATA via TA1HZ OZ/DM3VA via DM3VA TE8X via TI5AA OZ/DM7DX via DM7DX TM22P via F4EUG OZ/HB9ASB via HB9ASB TM28RT via F5KIN P4/W1XP via W1XP TM38I via F5NEH P29CS via M0URX UK8IWA via RW6HS (direct) PA555DLZA via PD1EVL UP50ASTR via EA7FTR RV2FW/1 via UA1A V84SFD via V85TL SG7ONA via OK1ONA VE2CSI via M0URX SM7/OK1JAX via OK1JAX VP5/W5CW via W5CW ST2BY via BA1AI VP9HE via W2AF SU9VB via UA4WHX WU1ITU via KA1R SV0XCA/5 via LZ1WL (Bureau) YP2011CS via YO2LXB SV0XCC/9 via LZ1YE YR30DP via YO8AXP SV5/DL6NBR via DL6NBR YW200T via YV5JBI SV8/PA0PMD via PA0PMD ZS1/RZ6DD via RZ6DD SV8/SV1JG via SV1JG ZW1ITA via PY-Bureau SV9/OK1AMM/P via OK1AMM ZX2UEB via PT2OPQSL 3A/I1RBJ via F/I1RBJ: GianCarlo Paul Bavassano, 24 rue Sainte Brigitte, 83440 Montauroux, France. Activity was on May 26th only from F1 Monaco Grand Prix paddock.
CY0 QSL STATUS. Randy, N0TG, reports, "Yes, CY0 QSLs are being sent out everyday. I am limited on time to process due to family medical care- provider responsibilities, but everyday progress is made. If anyone has a truly 'urgent' need, let me know via E-mail. LoTW later."
NOT THE QSL MANAGER. Bill, W9OL, reports that he still continues to receive QSL cards for Adrian, YO3APJ. He states, "I do not have logs for YO3APJ, nor authorization to confirm his QSOs. I've posted/informed many of the QSL Manager lists, but I still get QSLs for Adrian via the Bureau which I forward to him." Adrian, YO3APJ, assumed his own QSLing a few years back.
P40L NEW QSL MANAGER. Erik, K5WW, reports, "Now that P40L is active again I am getting QSL requests and E-mails for/about both old and fairly new QSOs. I haven't been P40L's QSL Manager in a number of years. Those QSL requests will be returned, and the E-mails will be replied to; but please note that the current QSL Manager is WA3FRP." PLEASE see details at:
TJ9PF QSL STATUS. Maurice, F5NQL, reports, "The QSL cards for the latest TJ9PF activity in Kibri, Cameroon, - February 10-20th, 2011, by the Provins ARC F6KOP team are printed. QSL Manager, Didier, F5OGL, is expecting to get them this week, from the printer. We ask all of you who asked for direct QSL cards, to have a little patience. The labels are printed and the French stamps are purchased; they are ready to be put on the cards and envelopes. So, the first batch will be mailed very soon. It's useless to renew your cards requests, please don't. By the way, know that, as usually for all F6KOP's DXpeditions, the upload on LoTW, is scheduled when all the direct cards and the first Bureau batches have been answered, so allow us some months."
VP8ORK QSL UPDATE (Also, VP8ORK Vibroplex Key on Ebay). Don, N1DG, reports that he mailing another 750 cards from VP8ORK OQRS. He states, "The VP8ORK is raising money by selling an autographed key used on South Orkney on ebay:
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5V7XO, 5W0IR, 7Q7AA, AH0/AB2RF, CX2TG, DL5DF, EX8AB, G0TYS, JA1BOQ, NP3IR, RA4HL, SM2EKM, TJ1AZ, SM2GCQ, UA6GR and VK6IR
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3D2A, 4A0IARU, 4O3A, 5H1HS, 5H0RS, 5K3W, 5M2TT, 5R8HL, 5X1NH, 9H4JX, 9L0W, 9N7AN, 9N7DX, 9N7JO, 9V1YC, A92GR, CE9/PA3EXX, CE9/VE3LYC, CO6CAC, CO6WR, CW3TD, CW5W, D2SG, DU1IST, E21EJC, EA6BH, EA6LP, EA9EU, EA9PY, EK7DX, ER3MM, FP5BZ, GJ4CBQ, GM4NFC, HC2AQ, HH4/AF4Z, HK6K, HS0ZCW, IS0HQJ, J5NAR, JT5DX, K6VVA/6, KC4QYG, KF6ZWD/HC2, KG4WV, LA6Q, NH0J, OA4TT, OY1CT, P29NI, PJ2/DL6LAU, PJ2/K6AM, PJ2MI, PJ2T, PJ7/K7GSJ, PJ7DX, R1ANH, RI1ANC, RI1FJ, S9DX, SV2ASP/A, SV5/IK2WZD, T30AQ, T32TV, TC3WFF, TJ3AY, TJ3FC, TT8DX, V31TP, V51KC, V55DLH, V73E, V85/9M6XRO, V85TL, VI9NI, VP8ORK, VR2UW, VU2PAI, VU4PB, VY0X, XR0ZA, XV2RZ, ZA3HA, ZD9AH, ZD9T and ZL8X
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3B9WR, 4U1ITU, 7Y3HM, 9K47NLD, A03DMR, A45WD, C21YL, CR3L, DD5AJ, DF2UD, DF3EH, DG0HP, DH0EAV, DH5JG, DK3GI, DK4REX, DP1POL, DL0RO, DL1EST, DL3YEE, DL5YEE, EA8UP, EK6LP, EZ3A, FM5KC, J7DM, JA0JHA, K2XA, ON4UN, OZ5THY/P, TF3AO, UA6LFQ, UP2L, VK7RO and VY2TT
T7, SAN MARINO
Ivo, 9A3A/E73A, will activate the Amateurs Radio Republic of San Marino (A.R.R.S.M.) club station T70A during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via T70A, by the Bureau.
Operators Taka/JA0BJR, Toshi/JP1IOF and Toshi/JE1SYN will be active as T88ZA, T80T and T8YN, respectively, from Koror Island (OC-009) between June 24-27th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW SSB, FM, RTTY and PSK31. They will have two stations on the air. QSL via their home callsigns.
TC100, TURKEY (Special Event)
Members of the TCSWAT will be on the air as TC100HKK from the Hava Kuvvetleri Komutanligi/Air Force Command, between June 1-6th. Activity is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Air Force. Operations will be on the HF bands. PLEASE NOTE: The first ten direct QSL cards (please read the info at
Valery, R5GA, will be active as TO8A from Martinique (NA-107) during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th). QSL via R5GA.
Dmitri, UA2FB, will be active as UA2F during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via DK4VW.
V3, BELIZE (Update)
Mike, VE2XB, is now active as V31XB from Caye Caulker Island (NA-073) for several weeks. Activity will be on all HF bands as well as 6 meters using CW and SSB. Mike states that he will be looking especially for JA stations to work this IOTA (as well as everyone else). QSL via VE2XB (see (QRZ.com) - direct w/sase with CDN stamps or 3 IRC/3 Greenbacks). ADDED NOTE: Mike will be heading to J79-land in July for several weeks.
John, KB4CRT, will once again be active as VP2MRT from Gingerbread Hill, St. Peters Parish, Montserrat (NA-103, WLOTA 1475, WW Loc. FK86VS) between June 8-18th. Activity will be on 40-2 meters using CW, SSB, possibly PSK, and the June VHF Contest. QSL via KB4CRT, direct (w/SASE or DX 2GS). LoTW is "OK".
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Dave, W5CW, is once again active as VP5/W5CW from the VP5JM Hamlet on the Island of Providenciales (NA-002, WLOTA 1476) until June 14th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. Dave also plans to be in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) and ARRL June VHF QSO Party (June 11-12th) as VP5CW. QSL direct to his home callsign ((QRZ.com) address) at: PO Box 88, Morris, OK 74445-0088 U.S.A.
Doug, KF4VTT, will once again be active as VP9/KF4VTT from VP9GE's QTH between June 10-17th. Since Doug will be there with his wife and son, activity will be limited. Look for him on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and possibly PSK31. As a personal goal, he hopes to finish DXCC and VUCC from VP9. Any help with this endeavor would be appreciated. Look for Doug to be active on 6 meters during the ARRL June VHF QSO Party on June 11-13th. QSL via KF4VTT, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW. For more details and updates, visit the Web page at:
Franc, S59AA, will be active as ZA/S59AA during the CQWW WPX CW Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following stations are expected to be active in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th, 2011) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2011 CQWW WPX CW Contest. For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML format, please visit Bill's Web page at: http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxc2011.html (By callsign) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxcd2011.html (By entity) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC Class QSL Callsign Entity Route ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3G1R Chile M/S CE1RKV 3G3A Chile SOSB 15M XQ4CW 3V8SS Tunisia SOAB LP LoTW 4L0A Georgia SO LoTW 5Q2T Denmark SOAB OZ0J 5B/HA5PP Cyprus SOSB HA5PP B7P China M/2 BD7IXG C4N Cyprus M/S W3HNK CA3A Chile SOSB 10M XQ4CW CE3AA Chile SOSB 20M XQ4CW CQ3A Madeira M/S CR3L Madeira M/? DJ6QT CT3FJ Madeira SOSB 20M CT3FJ Direct DA0HST Germany M/M Auto Buro DR11BUGA Germany M/? E7DX Bosnia & Herzogovina M/S E77E ED8A Canary Islands SOAB LoTW EF7X Spain M/S EA7GYS EF8M Canary Islands SOAB HP UA3DX ER4A Moldova SOAB RA4LW ES6Q Estonia SOAB LP ES5RY G9W England SOAB HP M0DXR HS7AT/8 Thailand SOSB 20M E21IZC Direct HS8JYX Thailand SOSB LoTW; QSL also OK via eQSL II9T Sicily M/2 LoTW IP7U Italy SOSB 10M J25DXA Djibouti F8DFP J48HW Greece SOAB HA0HW J49XF Crete SOAB SV0XBN J7A Dominica M/2 NX4N KH7X Hawaii SOAB K2PF LS1D Argentina M/S LW9EOC LU4FM Argentina M/M LU4FM LX/K9EZ Luxembourg SOAB MJ0ASP Jersey SOAB LoTW NH2T Guam SOAB LoTW; QSL via W2YC NH7A Hawaii SOAB F5VHJ NP2/OL5Y Virgin Islands SOSB 15M OK1CZ NQ4I USA M/M LoTW; QSL via K4PK OG9X Finland SO OG9X OG0Z Aland Island SOAB HP W0MM OL3Z Czech Republic M/2 OK1HMP OZ5E Denmark M/S LoTW P40W Aruba TBD LoTW; QSL via N2MM P49Y Aruba SO AE6Y PJ4A Bonaire SOAB HP K4BAI PT3T Brazil SOSB 80M PW2D Brazil SOSB 10M M0OXO PX2W Brazil M/S SD40JZ Sweden SOAB LoTW; QSL via SM5DJZ T70A San Marino SOAB HP T70A Buro TO8A Martinique SOAB LoTW UA2F Kaliningrad SOSB 40M DK4VW V26E Antigua SO LoTW; QSL via AB2E direct VC2B Canada VE2BR VC6X Canada VE6BF VP5CW Turks & Caicos SOAB W5CW Direct WP2/OL0A Virgin Islands SOSB 80M OK1CZ WP3C Puerto Rico SOAB W3HNK YN2ET Nicaragua M/S N5ET Z36W Macedonia SOSB 80M Z36W; QSL via Buro or direct ZA/S59AA Albania SOAB LP ZX5J Brazil SOSB 15M AI4U
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