The Ohio/Penn Dx 9acketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 527
September 3, 2001
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
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DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT:
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 26/August, through Sunday, 2/September there were 226 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, CE, CE0Z, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XX9, YB, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
Siegfried/DL7DF and crew will target Swaziland for this year's DXpedition. Their licenses have already been issued and the callsigns will be 3DA0DF and 3DA0FR. The DXpedition will take place between September 30th and October 13th. Activity will be on all HF bands (plus 6m) on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. Four operators will participate: Frank/DL7UFR, DL7KL, DL4WK and DL7DF. Their equipment consists of three transceivers, two linears, beam antennas, a Titanex V80 low band vertical plus other vertical antennas. The team will be on the usual frequencies +/- QRM, always using split. QSL via DL7DF. An online log and updated information on the DXpedition will be available at:
Mario, K2ZD, is now active as 8P9JM through September 9th. His activity will be on 40-6 meters with wire antennas and 100 watts. However, since this is a business trip he will be active only in the evenings when time permits.
9A, CROATIA (Island Operations)
Mario, DJ2MX, informs OPDX that he will be active as 9A/N0MX from Brac Island (EU-016, CI-10) on 80-10 meters CW/SSB between September 2-15th. He has plans to be active (only for a few hours) from some of the other Croatian islands (Hvar Island EU-016, CI-28; Vis Island EU-016 CI-142; Solta Island EU-016 CI-126 and Ciovo Island CI-13 NOT IOTA). QSL cards are OK only via his German callsign DJ2MX, through the DARC Bureau or direct to him: Mario Lovric, Am Oelberg 11, D-61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany. Bureau QSL request is also available on his Web page at:
A group of Dutch radio amateurs from the V.R.Z.A. (Dutch Amateur Radio Society) will once again be active from Malta Island. They will be active from September 14th through October 6th. Operations will be on 40-2 meters including the WARC bands. Malta has an IOTA number EU-023 and a Grid Locator number of JM75FV. They have obtained the very exclusive callsign 9H0VRZ to be used by the members of their group. For only the callsign 9H0VRZ, the QSL Manager is PA7DX: Anton Kerkhof, Blaublomke 2, 8401 MG GORREDIJK, The Netherlands. Each member of the group will also have their own callsign. The operators/member are:
Sietse/9H3AAG QSL via PA1XA Louis/9H3LRK QSL via PA0LRK Ton/9H3? QSL via PA1SL Frits/9H3IE QSL via PA0BEA Rob/9H3Q QSL via PA0RDY Allart/9H3AAK QSL via PE1RVQ Andre/9H3S QSL via PA3HGP Peter/9H3YT QSL via PA3GUU Jaap/9H3X QSL via PE1NGF Bill/9H3ON QSL via PA3BIZ Berry/9H3QF QSL via PA3FEO Bert/9H3QC QSL via PA3CLF Peter/9H3TE QSL via PE1NZA Sjirk/9H3YM QSL via PE1OFJ
They are planning/trying to use the following Web site to provide further information and a possible database at:
Reports indicate that Peter, ON6TT, is once again traveling to Pakistan. He is reportedly carrying some additional equipment for the club station AP2ARS in his luggage. Look for him to be active on the low bands this week. QSL CW QSOs via S53R and SSB QSOs via ON5NT.
CARIBBEAN TOUR 2001 - SUMMARY/RESULTS
Rob, PA5ET, sent the following press release to all OPDX readers: "We hope you enjoyed 4 weeks of radio activity from J3 and J8 like we did. We logged 25,825 QSOs from Carriacou (J3) and 24,323 QSOs from Bequia (J8) on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 from 160-10 meters. Our goal was to make 50,000 QSOs which has just been met. The 2 stations have been active around the clock, which has been a touch job for only 4 operators. The PacketClusters worldwide have been making overtime. The Tour web site is still alive
D4, CAPE VERDE
Members of the Marconi Contest Club (MCC) (Alberto/IV3TAN, Fabio/I4UFH, Gabriele/IK4UPB, Luca/IK2NCJ, Stefano/IK2JUB, Matt/IK2SGC), Antonio/CT1DVV and Tony/CT1ESV, announce that they will be active during the CQWW SSB Contest as a Multi/Single entry with the D44TC callsign. Activity will be from SAL Island (AF-086). The station is ready with 3 towers 60 feet high, Force 12 antennas, Titanex verticals and beverages for the low bands. QSL direct to IV3TAN. Fabio, I4UFH, from the group informs OPDX that plans are being made to be active in all major contests during the next years, as SO / MS / MM category. Future plans include the following: 2001 CQWW SSB M/S, 2001 CQWW CW SO/AB, 2001 ARRL10, 2002 ARRL DX SO/SB and 2002 WPX SSB M/S.
The West Texas DX Association will host its 11th Annual DX BASH, October 5-6th, at the W5KFT contest station located on Lake Buchanan in Central Texas. This is a great weekend of fun with contesters and DXers from all over the world. For more details, E-mail Bryan, W5KFT, at:
Remember to look for Jack, FR5ZU, to be active this week from here. He will be at the weather station on the island and is expected to be here between September 6th and October 5th. Activity will be on SSB using 100 watts and with verticals. Suggested frequencies are: 3773, 3795, 14256, 14274, 18145, 21205, 24945 and 28470 kHz. QSL via JA8FCG.
FW, FUTUNA ISLAND
Guy, FW5ZL, reports that he will be on IOTA OC-118 from September 6-21st. He did not mention what bands or modes he will use, but he will be using a 100 watts and a dipole.
AS-109. A team of Nadym DX Club members will be active from Narechi Island (RR-06-24), September 5-12th. Operators are Nikolai/UA9KM (Team Leader), Serge/UA9KL, Mike/UA9KO, Valery/UA9KJ, Andy/RA9KM, Mike/UA9KGH and Boris/UA9LAC. They will be active as RI9K on 80-10 meters (including the WARC bands) CW and SSB. They will have 3 stations active with 2 Log Yagis and dipoles with a linear amplifier for this expedition. This expedition is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the NADYMGAZPROM - general sponsor of Nadym DX Club and organizer of this trip. QSLs for this operation is via UA4RC. His address is as follows: P.O.Box 252, Almetyevsk, Tatarstan Republic, 423452, Russia.
EU-011. Three members of the Western DX Cluster Group, G3WNI/Bill,
G0PSE/Tom and G0WMW/Doug, will be activating St. Mary's Island
in the Isles of Scilly with the callsign GB0SM from October
6-13th. Activity will be 160-10 meters, mainly CW and SSB but
also some RTTY and PSK31. QSL via the Bureau or direct to G3WNI.
E-mail QSL Bureau requests go to:
EU-039. Jean Yves/F5LHW, Pascal/F5RZJ, Herve/F8BFB, Eric/F0DIT will be on Chausey Island from Sepetmebre 10-14th. They will be active on 80-10 meters SSB/CW; also on 6m, 2m, 70cm and ATV. QSL preferably via the bureau.
EU-136. Peter, 9A/DL4AMK, will be active between September 1-14th from the Island of Losinj (EU-136, CI-058). Peter will use an IC-735 (w/amp 650 watts) and a Gap Eagle antenna.
OC-034. Andy, P29AM (QSL via NU5O), and Harry, P29WS (QSL via W4HUT), will be active from Lae Island, mainly on 1830, 3520, 3780, 7023, 14023, 14200 and 14226.5 kHz starting on September 7th. Their stay is planned until September 16th.
KH4, MIDWAY ISLAND
Members of JNN-DX Group will be active from here September 23-29th. Operators Nao/JE7RJZ (WH2M/WH4) and Koln/JP1JFG (N2IU/KH4) will be active on 80-6 meters, possibly 160 meters as well. They will have a beacon on 50.125 MHz during that time. QSL via JA1EOD: Akira Iizuka, P.O.Box 8, Okegawa, Saitama 363-8691 Japan.
Ted Sarah, W8TTS, has announced plans for a lighthouse expedition to the Lake Erie Islands in September. The schedule includes Marblehead (USA-472), S. Bass Island (USA-769), Green Island (USA-353), Sandusky Harbor (USA-739) and Vermilion (USA-868). He will be operating on the usual ARLHS frequencies at approximately 1530z and 2300z on September 10th, 11th and 12th.
Look for possibly a new island and a new lighthouse to be activated for the many deserving when the Sheffield Island, CT, expedition takes place from 1300z September 29th through 2000z September 30th. Operations will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters, including SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31. QSL go to the GNARC Contest Club, N1EV, 324 Main Avenue, Box 115, Norwalk, CT 06851. Stateside operators are asked to include a SASE, while DX should include an IRC or green stamp.
ARLHS To Hold First Convention! Members of the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society (ARLHS) will gather in Georgia this November for their first ever convention. The event is set for Friday and Saturday, November 9 and 11 at the Holiday Inn- I95 in Brunswick. The burgeoning organization is less than a year old and already has almost 400 members worldwide. Jim Weidner, K2JXW, (ARLHS #001) founder and president of ARLHS, urged all members to mark the dates on their calendars and plan to attend. Lee Graves, WA7OBH, (ARLHS #155), who with Jim Buffington, K5JIM, (ARLHS #150), came up with the idea for the convention, noted that activities are expected to include a banquet, an informal poolside gathering and an opportunity to operate portable or mobile from the historic lighthouse at nearby St. Simons Island. Jeff Cole, N4XGI, (ARLHS #376), who is keeper at St. Simons, will give tours of the lighthouse and museum. A special convention room rate of 59.95 (USD) plus tax is available to those attending by contacting the Holiday Inn I-95 in Brunswick direct at 912-264-4033. "Be sure to mention ARLHS in order to get the special rate," said Graves. Members are encouraged to make their reservations soon, since the block of rooms set aside for the convention is limited and are expected to be taken quickly. Graves and Buffington emphasized that dress will be casual the entire weekend.
NH0, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLAND
Operators JQ1UKK, JF2SKV, JK2VOC, JG3VEI and JE6MYI will participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest signing NH0S as a Multi-Single/High Power entry from the Saipan, Northern Marianas (OC-086). QSL via JF2SKV either direct (Hisashi Matsushita, 14-1 Ugasemae Iwakura, Toyota, 444-2225 Japan) or through the JARL Bureau. Before and after the contest, between November 22-27th, they will operate on all bands (160-6 meters) and modes (SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK31 and FM) as NH0S (QSL via JF2SKV), NH0V (QSL via JG3VEI), KH0/JE6MYI (QSL via JW6MYI), KH0/AD6VH (QSL via JQ1UKK) and KH0/JK2VOC (QSL via JK2VOC). Visit to their WEB site at:
Mike, G4IUF, reports that a station signing 3A0FC is saying that he is Mike, and is giving his callsign as QSL Manager. This a pirate. Mike has never been to 3A, and does not know who this nut is or why he is doing this.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
3B6RF QSLs. Steve, N3SL, reports that, "As of Thursday, August 30th, North American cards are completely caught up, and new arrivals are being turned around in 1 day. I put a batch of 280 more cards in the mail Wednesday, representing all those that had built up while I awaited more blanks, so people should see those within a week (because of the holiday). These are the direct cards only, sent to my address, and do not include any bureau cards which are being handled 100% by HB9AGH. Those sent via WF5E's service are also now complete."
Bert, PA3GIO, reports that as of August 29th, all QSL for operations 5R8GY , FH/PA3GIO/p and /m and FR/PA3GIO/m are in the mail and in the Bureau.
BQ9P QSL Status. Steve, KU9C, reports: "All QSL cards that matched the logs are in the mail. However, there appears to have been a fair amount of SLIM BQ9P operators on the bands, which means that some cards do not match the logs. These requests are in the 'hospital' at the moment, requiring a more thorough check. I'm working through those as fast as I can, but it's a slow process."
MORE FROM STEVE, KU9C:
"PW0S: I'm current on these, and this week the hospital was completely
PJ/FS-W3HNK: These are current, save a few in the hospital. IF YOU ARE ANXIOUS FOR one of these cards, but ONLY FOR A DXCC SUBMISSION DEADLINE, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org .....I'll find your envelope and see if i can get it back to you. PLEASE NOTE: Many of you requested 5, 6, or even more calls in your envelope with one of the above cards. These will be completed when I get to each of the calls. My assumption based on the number of cards you requested is that you were not in a hurry....and not worrying about any submission deadlines. If you are awaiting one of the calls above and fall into this category, please E-mail me with EVERY CALL you requested, and I'll take a shot at finding your envelope." Steve's E-mail address is: email@example.com
The Kingman Reef Palmyra DX Association announces that all QSLs received DIRECT with SASE for K5K, KH6ND/KH5 and T32R have been answered. All QSLs now being received are answered the same day. Any station having a QSL problem with any of the above, send an E-mail inquiry to N4XP@juno.com , who will research the problem. DO NOT RESEND, ask first. Bureau QSLs will be answered in the near future but QSOs already marked as receiving a QSL will not be answered again through the bureau.
The Amateur Radio Society of MOLDOVA - ARM, was active this past week as ER10MD to celebrate the 10th anniversary of declaration of independence of Republic Moldova on August, 27, 1991. QSL via ER1BF. A special "MOLDOVA-10th Anniversary of Independence Award" is available. For additional information, visit the official ARM Web page at:
QSL Manager Jean Michel, F6AJA, informs OPDX and its readers that Camillo, HP1AC, contacted him by E-mail because he has collected some QSL cards for HP1XBI (Gerard, F2JD) from the HP QSL bureau. After an arrangment was made with Camillo, cards were sent to Jean. He received more than 300 cards (mostly from USA). Some 37 QSL cards clearly did not indicate/mark "VIA F6AJA" and unfortunately they arrived via the Panama bureau. Jean has processed the cards for the next batch to go out via the French QSL Bureau. He also states and reminds everyone, "Make sure you indicate clearly the QSL route when you send cards via the bureau it's NOT the work of the bureau to find the right route for your card."
OPDX has been informed that Pierre, HB9QQ, is saying that a single USD is no longer enough to pay for an airmail stamp from Europe. He said it costs almost 2 USDs to send airmail to the States.
QSLs for Otto, HC2/UA4WAE, go via Michel, PY3ZM. Otto is waiting for a new HC2 callsign. BTW, PY3ZM lives in France! His address is: PO Box 4, 22770 Lancieux, FRANCE.
Yosi, JA3AAW, announced that both of HK5MQZ/0M (SSB) and HK5QGX/0M (CW) logs are available on the Web and QSOs can be searched at:
Laci, HA0HW, informs OPDX that those who worked the Hungarian group which operated from Chrissi Island (EU-187) and Crete (EU-015) at the end of May and first weekend of June, the full color QSL cards have arrived from the printers. All direct QSLs for J49HW, J49HW/p, J49NG, J49NG/p and J49DX were or will be answered within a week.
Ed, PS7ZZ, that all QSL cards for the following operations are now
requested to be sent DIRECT ONLY. Ed states, " Because of administrative
problems between Bureau Labre Central and Bureau Labre RN (my state),
I am not receiving QSL cards through bureau, : SINCE DECEMBER 2000,
for that reason, I cannot guarantee the return of your QSL referring
PY1PL/PP8 - Amazon states 1995 ZY6WL - Abrolhos Archipelago - Santa Bárbara Island - JUL 1997 ZW7ZZ - Lighthouse Natal (mãe luiza) - AUG 1999 PX7ZZ - Lighthouse Santo Alberto - OCT 1999 PV7ZZ - Lighthouse Ponta do Mel - DEC 1999 PQ500BA - 500th anniversary of the discovery of Brazil - APR 2000 ZW500T - 500th anniversary of the discovery of Brazil - APR 2000 PQ7ZZ - Comunications Week of Brasil - MAY 2000 ZV7ZZ - Lighthouse Cabo de São Rqoue - JUN/2001 ZX7ZZ - Lighthouse Galinhos - AUG 2001 His address is: Francisco Edvaldo Pereira de Freitas, Av. São Miguel dos Caribes 31 Neopolis II 59086-500 - Natal - RN Brasil
QSL Manager Bill Horner, VK4FW, has a new address. Effective September 1st, his new post box is as follows: Bill Horner, P.O. Box 1343, Maroochydore, 4558, Australia. This is now the only valid address for him. Meantime, the old 929 box will continue to be cleared once per month at best.
W1AA is NOT and never has been the QSL Manager for TI9AA. There are indications that they assume TI9AA is a pirate.
Tony, WF1N, reports that E-mail requests for Bureau Cards for any of his IOTA operations should be sent to his new E-mail address at:
QSL ZA/IZ7DOO via IZ7DOO, via the bureau or direct to: P.O. Box 94, 70038 Terlizzi BA, Italy.
Mr. Shin, will operate again as S21YH now through 1759z September 8th. He will mainly use 7-24 MHz bands with CW (QRS) and SSB. Unfortunately, Mr. Shin will head back to Japan in the middle of September, so this operation is the last chance to contact him as S21YH. QSL via 7M4PTE. Send a SASE to the following mailing address as follows: Mr. SHIN, Makoto, 2-3-18, Naritanishi, Suginami-Ku, Tokyo 166-0016, JAPAN.
Al Harbach, WA4DRU, recently became a SK in Houston, Wednesday, August 15th. He was known by many as Mr. Heathkit after Heath shut their doors. Al was also quite a prominent DXer, and many know him for his many travels to the various islands, lately at VP5 and other places. He was a long standing member of the North Florida DX Association. Also, Al had a small business which provided many with Heathkit parts that kept our old rigs going. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his wife Pat. Type in Al Harbach in your search engine (google.com) and you will find all kinds of things about Al. Below is a website Al did for his company, Harbach Electronics. It is his bio sheet.
Ramon, XE1KK, will be active as TG/XE1KK, September 6-9th, from Guatemala City, Grid Locator EK35. Look for him mainly on satellite UO-14 and AO-27. He will also try to be active on HF and 50 MHz as schedule permits.
Sho/JA7HMZ and Hisa/7L4IOU are planning a digital DXpedition to Phonpei Island from September 28th to October 4th. Their activity will be during the CQWW RTTY DX Contest, and they will enter as a Multi-Op signing V63A instead of V63KA.
VK/VK9C/VK9L/VK9X, AUSTRALIA/COCOS-KEELING/LORD HOWE/CHRISTMASISLANDS
(The PA3GIO DXpedtions - Reminder/Update!). Bert, PA3GIO, plans to be very active on the next two months. Most of his activity will be on SSB only on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters with 100W and doublet with open feeder line. His planned schedule is as follows:
VK9X Christmas Island - Bert will be signing VK9XV from IOTA OC-002, September 6-13th. VK9C Cocos-Keeling Island - Bert will be signing VK9CQ from IOTA OC-003, September 14-20th. VK, Australia - Bert, will be signing VK6GIO between September 22nd and October 8th (On route) but VERY LIMITED ACTIVITY. VK/5, Kangaroo Island - Bert will sign VK6GIO/5 from IOTA OC-139, September 30th through October 3rd. His equipment will be a Kenwood TS-50S 100W, doublet with open feeder line or Outbacker Perth. VK9L, Lord Howe - Bert will be signing VK9LO from IOTA OC-004, October 9-15th. QSLs are (preferable by the Bureau) to PA3GIO. Also, check out the following Web sites available for his operations:
VP5, TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS
Ed, WA3WSJ, will operate as VP5ED from November 20-27th. He will be using his K2 transceiver (S/N 321). If you need VP5 QRP QSO, this will be the time to grab it. Please QSL directly to WA3WSJ CBA with SASE. Ed hopes to work a couple of K1s and K2s while he is VP5ED!
Miku, VU2WAP, has found a new interest in RTTY lately. He has been heard on 15/20 meters (around 14087 and 21087 kHz). Look for him around 1545z on 15 meters or on 20 meters, around 0030z and 1900z. Also, he is looking for anyone interested to do the CQWW Contests coming up later this year. Drop him a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org
His Web site is: http://www.qsl.net/vu2wap
WRTC2002 PRESS RELEASE #7 (U.S. teams & Team UK)
Ari, OH1EH, reports: "The ten US team captains have chosen their partners. The WRTC2002 organizing committee is pleased with the enthuasism of the U.S contesting community and wants to thank the leading U.S contest clubs for their support in the selection process. We are also glad to be able to state that the selections of the clubs were honored to the letter. The following 20 world class contesters will represent the U.S. in the WRTC2002 in Finland. U.S."
Teams are listed in the alphabetic order of their captains: Ralph Bowen, N5RZ / Rus Healy, K2UA Doug Brandon, N6RT / Andy Blank, N2NT Daniel Craig, N6MJ / David Mueller, N2NL John Dorr, K1AR / Doug Grant, K1DG Bill Fisher, W4AN / John Laney III, K4BAI Trey Garlough, N5KO / James Brooks, N1YC Steven London, N2IC / David Hachadorian, K6LL Dave Patton, NT1N / Mark Oberman, AG9A Robert Shohet, KQ2M / Daniel Handa, W7WA Randy Thompson, K5ZD / Tom Frenaye, K1KI.
The following are two experienced contesters and will represent the UK Team: Andy Cook, G4PIQ / Fred Handscombe, G4BWP.
Sam, JA1EUI, is going to Danan, Vietnam, from September 21-28th. He expects to operate on all bands from 80-6 meters on mainly SSB. Sam hopes his callsign will be XV3Z or XV3ZZ. He will have a regular schedule on 21230 kHz at 2130z every day with JA1TAA or JA1BQ. QSL via home callsign: Satoru Matushima: 2469-5 Toda, Atugi, 243-0023 JAPAN.
Look for Mill, LX1CC, to be active September 16th to October 6th, signing YM3CC. His operation will be mailnly on SSB on all bands, including the WARC bands. QSLs are via his home call (LX1CC).
ZC4, U.K. SOV. BASES AREAS ON CYPRUS
Steve, ZC4BS, is expected to be active for the next 13 months. His activity will be on all modes from 160-10 meters, but most of his activity will be mainly on 15/20 meters.
ZL7, CHATHAM ISLANDS
Nigel (ZL7/G3TXF) and Roger (ZL7/G3SXW) are expected to be active from Chatham Islands, on CW only, from September 13-23rd. Their suggested frequencies are: 3503, 7003, 10103, 14023, 18073, 21023, 24893 and 28023 kHz listening up 1-3 kHz. They will use two TS570's and amplifiers with three verticals. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or via the bureau. Bureau replies can be requested from:
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