The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 899
March 9, 2009
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q, KP2HC, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W5ACM, W5JON, K8YSE, DX-IS News Site, Pete's-DX- Newsdesk, CO8TW, DK8JB, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DL8OBF, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3SWH, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8EDJ, JI5RPT, LA5HE, OE1WHC, OH2BN, RSGB IOTA Web Site, TA1HZ, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), VK4FW and ZL1BBO/ZS5BBO for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late ARRL DX SSB Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the ARRL DX SSB Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 28th/February, through Friday, 6th/March there were 223 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, 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, J3, J5, J7, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, 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, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/g, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, 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).
3DA0, SWAZILAND (Ops Needed)
Operators David/GI4FUM (EI4DJ, 3DA0DJ) and Tony/G4LDL will activate the station 3DA0SS during the month of August. The object of this activity is to provide a ham radio station at an inter- national scout camp near Manzini. Station 3DA0SS was the first ham radio station to operate in the "Jamboree on the Air" for the scouts of Swaziland in October 2008. The station was run at the Hawane Resort in western Swaziland 15km from the Swazi capital Mbabane. The resort is 4530 ft. ASL in the mountains - QRA KG53MS. David states (edited), "We will operate from Hawane in the evenings and early mornings and drive over to the scout campsite during the day (about an hour away). There is a DXpedition to Lesotho at the same time as our visit to Swaziland. John, 9M6XRO, is a member of the Lesotho DXpedition team (also serviced by African DX Safaris) but he will be joining us at Hawane between 6th and 13th August.... Our visit to Swaziland will include a trip to the Kruger National Park which is a 2 hour drive from Hawane Resort. We also hope to visit the Trans World Radio transmitter site near to Manzini. We are looking for more members for the team." Anyone interested should E-mail David at:
SWL Ashraf, 3V4-002, will be active as 3V8SS from the "Radio Club Station of Tunisian Scouts" in Sousse, during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via IZ8CCW. Also, read about Ashraf on his Web page at:
Operators Jose/YV5TX, Werther/YV5MSG and Alexis/YV5SSB will be active as 4M5DX during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry. QSL via IT9DAA.
5N, NIGERIA (Update to OPDX.898)
Bodo, DL3OCH, has reported that his trip will be slightly delayed, so look for him to be in Nigeria around March 21st and to start his activity later than March 5th as first announced. He has also reported that he has received his license and will use the callsign 5N0EME. In the meantime, all his equipment is on the way. Remember, activity will be on all HF bands (160-10 meters) plus some operations on EME. QSL via DL3OCH.
6TH IDXC ANNOUNCEMENT
The 6th International DX Convention organized by the Strange Radio Team (SRT) will be held April 18-19th, 2009. The City will be Paestum near Salerno (fantastic Archeological Area) and the airport is Napoli Capodichino. Some of the guest speakers are:
* Giancarlo Sanna, IS0ISJ, ARI PresidentMore details about the event and dinner bandquet are available at:
* Antonio Esposito, IW2OAZ: "D-STAR" Panoramic analysis
* Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ: "The IOTA of the future"
* Mario Ambrosi, I2MQP: ARI Awards
* Norman Fusaro, W3IZ: DXCC & ARRL Awards
* Simone Bizzarri/IZ0BTV & Giorgio Minguzzi/IZ4AKS: 2009 E44M PALESTINE DXpedition
* William Josh Fisher, W4WJF: 2008 VK9DWX Willis Island DXpedition
* Mike Mraz, N6MZ: 2009 KP5 Desecheo Island DXpedition
* Nuccio Meoli, I0YKN: International Polar Year
Alessandro, IK4ALM, will be active as 6W/IK4ALM from Saly between March 29th and April 9th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB with 100 watts into a ground plane. QSL via his home callsign.
Jimmy, BX5AA, will be active during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (?)/High-Power entry. Jimmy states that BX5 is a rare prefix for Taiwan (CQ 24). QSL via BX5AA.
Philip, ON4AEO, will lead a team of operators on a DXpedition to Mozambique and sign C91FC from April 9-13th. You may remember that Philip lead a team of operators last year to Lesotho for the 7P8FC DXpedition. The "Fox Charlie DXpedition" team is made up of the following operators: Philip/ON4AEO, Kath/ON7BK, Sid/ZS6AYC, Adele/ ZR6APT, Gert/ZS6GC, Lucas/ZS6ACT, Jan/ZS5JC, Deon/ZS6ABR, Jose/ON4CJK, Herman/ZS5LH and Steffi/ON3AEO. They hope to activate the following bands, 80/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. The QSL Manager is ON4CJK. Send QSLs either by the Bureau or direct. It is requested that direct cards be accompanied with 1 IRC or 2 green stamps with a self addressed envelope (QSLs without this, QSLs will be returned via the Bureau). The QSL address is: JOSE DUYCK, MOLENAKKER 56, 8740 EGEN, BELGIUM. More information regarding the DXpedition can be obtained from their Web site at:
Eduardo, CO8LY, will be in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m)/QRP entry. QSL via EA7ADH. Also, look for Juan Carlos, CO8TW, to be active in the contest as a Single-OP/ Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via HB9SVT. His log will be on-line at:
CT3, MADEIRA ISLAND (AF-014]
Operators Hardy/DL3KWF and Rosel/DL3KWR (XYL) will once again be active as CT3/homecall from the Hotel Royal Orchid between now and March 19th. Activity will be mainly CW on 30/17/12 meters. Hardy is expected to try some RTTY and PSK-31. QSL via their home callsigns. E-mail requests for Bureau QSL cards can be sent to:
CU2, AZORES ISLANDS
Operators Martti/OH2BH (CU2KG) and Juha/OH8NC (CU2KH) are in the Azores and will activate both CU2A and CU2X in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) as two Single-Band categories, CU2A on 20m and CU2X on 80m. They may occasionally come on other bands to hand out multipliers. They arrived in the Azores early this week and have been active using their personal callsigns. QSL both via OH2BH.
EA8, CANARY ISLANDS
Jon, LA3JJ, will once again be active as EA8/homecall from Isla de Fuerteventura (AF-004, DIE S-006, WLOTA 0883) between now and March 26th. Activity will be on 30/17 meters and possibly 12 meter CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
EA9/EG9, CEUTA AND MELILLA
Jorge, EA9LZ, will be active as EA9LZ or possibly EG9Z during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as Single- Op/Single-Band (40m or 20m) entry. QSL via EA9LZ (QRZ.com).
FR, REUNION ISLAND (Correction)
Stephane, F5UOW, will be active as FR/F5UOW from Boucan Canot (near St. Gilles les Bains) between March 8-28th (not the 22nd). Activity will be holiday style, mostly CW on 20 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
FT5X, KERGUELEN ISLANDS (Update)
Gildas, TU5KG/FT5XS is enroute to the Kerguelen Area. He hopes to stop at Port aux Francais on possibly on March 9th. Look for him between March 8-10th. QSL via F4EFI, by the REF Bureau 29 or direct.
Steve, GW4BLE, will be active as GW7X during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via GW3SQX, direct or by the Bureau.
HH, HAITI (Update to OPDX.849)
Operators Jan/K4QD and Don/AF4Z will be active as HH4/homecall from the Northwest Haiti Christian Mission (www.nwhcm.org) between March 24th and April 4th. They will operate 80-10 meters on CW, SSB and RTTY as time permits. Nighttime low band operations will be limited to the availability of AC power. They will also participate in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th). They are working with HH2JR and the Radio Club of Haiti in an attempt to obtain a special 4V4 prefix for the contest. QSL via their home callsigns. Operators prefer direct or LoTW, but the Bureau is "OK".
Operator Dan, HR2DMR, will be active as HQ2W during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power/ Assisted entry. He will use monobander antennas on 20/15/10m and sloper antennas on 160/80/40m. QSL via HR2DMR. QSL via address on (QRZ.com).
AS-103. Operators Tang/BM2AAV, Wu/BM2APH, James/BU2AT, Eddie/BV2DD, Bruce/BV2KI, Lee/BV2NT and Chung/BX4AF will be active as BP0A from Penghu Island between March 27-30th. Activity will be on all bands. QSL via BV2KI. EU-008. Members of the Kilmarnock and Loudoun ARC will be active as GM7A from Kerrera Island (IOSA FL02, SCOTIA CN02), Scotland, during the upcoming RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). Operators mentioned are Graham/MM0GHM and Arthur/MM0DHQ. QSL via GM7AAJ, direct or by the bureau.
Operators Andy/IZ0EHO and Vincenzo/IZ0FKE will be active as ID9N from Vulcano Island (IIA ME-018, MIA MI-122, WLOTA 1001), April 24-30th. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. QSL via the information on (QRZ.com).
Operators Tor/DJ4MG and Ela/DL1TM will be active as 5P4MG and OZ7TM, respectively, from Vendsyssel-Thy/Nordjylland (DIA NJ-001), April 5-16th. Look for SSB activity to be on 160/80/40/20/17/15 meters and PSK31 on 40/20 meters. QSL 5P4MG via DJ4MG, direct or by the bureau. QSL OZ7TM via DL1TM, direct or by the bureau.
Operators Rene/DL2JRM and Netti/DO6XX will be active as OZ/homecall/p from Vendsyssel-Thy/Nordjylland (DIA NJ-001) between July 18th and August 1st. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). Look for them on 80-10 meters using CW with 100 watts into a dipole/GP. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau.
Operators John/VE8EV, Wally/VE8DW and Gerry/VE8GER will be active as VX8X from Ellice Island, March 20-23rd. Activity will be on 40/20/15 meter CW/SSB during a 24 hours per day non-stop operation. Expect to see them on CW, but most of the focus will be on 20 meter SSB on 14260 kHz. QSL via the information on QRZ.com under VX8X.
Operators Ed/4F1OZ, Roland/DU1KGJ, Jairus/DV1ERS and Frank/ VE7DP plan to activate Cuyo Island (WLOTA 3028) between 0400z, March 6th and 0200z, March 9th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17 meters using CW and SSB. Both the callsign and QSL route are TBA.
Operators Jorge/OA4BHY, Marco/CE6TBN, Zoli/HA1AG, Daniel/DL5YWM and Rene/DL2JRM will be active as OA4BHY/6 from La Leona Island, April 10-13th. There is a possibility that a special callsign may be used. Activity will be on all HF bands using 2 stations with operations on CW and SSB. QSL via DL2JRM, direct or by the Bureau.
IOTA STATESIDE TOUR
Pete, VE3IKV, will be active as W4/VA3RA from the following stateside islands:
March 7-8th - St. Simons; NA-058, USI GA-003S, Glynn county, Georgia
March 9-13th - Key West; NA-062, USI FL-040S, Monroe county, Florida
March 11-12th - Garden Key, Dry Tortugas; NA-079, USI FL-013S, Monroe county, Florida.
Activity will be on 40 meters CW using 100 watts into a sloper antenna. Also, look for him on 6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via VE3IKV, direct or by the Bureau.
Peter, HA3AUI, has announced that he will be acctive as J5UAP during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) as a Single-Op/ Single-Band (20m) entry from the QTH of Varela, IK12QH. Remember, he is supposed to be here until March 31st. His activity will be mostly Digital with some SSB and CW upon request. Operations will be on 160-6 meters using a spiderbeam, verticals, dipoles, and 500w or 100w. QSL via HA3AUI, direct or by the HA Bureau.
J6, ST. LUCIA (Change in Plans
John, W5JON, informs that the dates have been changed and now he will be active as J6/W5JON from Marigot Bay between March 24th and April 2nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters SSB using 400 watts, dipoles and 6m yagi. Also, look for activity in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th). QSL via W5JON.
JD1/O, OGASAWARA (Update)
Operators Hide/JM1LJS (JD1BLK), Hiroyuki/JG7PSJ (JD1BMH), Masaru/JE4SMQ (JD1BMT) and Makoto/JI5RPT (JD1BLY) will be active from Chichijima Island (AS-031) between April 29th and May 5th. The group will be active on 160-6 meters using the CW, SSB, Digital and Satellite modes. QSL via their home callsigns. Their detailed schedule is as follows: Callsigns, Dates of Operation and Web log searches will be available at:
JD1BLK - April 29th- May 5th; http://radio-dream.com/jd1blk/e/
JD1BLY - April 29th- May 5th; http://www.ji5rpt.com/jd1/
JD1BMH - May 2-12th; http://sapphire.ganko.tohoku.ac.jp/jd1bmh/
JD1BMT - May 2-5th; No Web site available at this time
Rag, LA5HE, will once again be active as JW5HE between now and March 10th. Activity will probably have an emphasis on the low bands and CW. QSL via his home callsign.
KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Operators Masaharu/JA3CEK and Shimatake/JI3DNN will be active as KH0/N3MU and KH0/KI3DNN, respectively, from Saipan (OC-086), March 19-22nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and some Digital modes. QSL KH0/KI3DNN via JI3DNN and KH0/N3MU via JA3CEK.
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Operators Ann/KP2YL and Brian/KP2HC will be heading back to visit St. Croix, March 28th through April 7th. They are in the initial stages of planning their move back to the island, so they may be on the air less than usual on this trip. Look for them on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL direct only. Current QSL info is available on (QRZ.com).
PLEASE NOTE: Brian reminds everyone that U.S. postal rates are going up in May of this year and that all QSL requests sent from this time forward should include sufficient postage to cover the rate increase.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
Andy, W5ACM, reports that QSLs for his W5ACM/C6A/MM Western Caribbean Cruise 2009 started going out March 2nd. He also mentiones, "Operators/ participants for this event included W5ACM, WB5RMA, WA5TWT and WA5WOD. Observers included ex-WB5QCC and ex-WA5VJT. Hopefully QCC and VJT will renew their tickets! We operated from various grids (EL54, EK69, EK66, EL60, EL46 and EL37) in the Gulf of Mexico from Galveston to Roatan (just off the coast of Honduras). We had a great time and hope to see more ports of call and operate from more grids in November."
HI9/EA3BT AND HI9/EA3WL QSL STATUS. Josep, EA3BT, has started to confirm the contacts from his last IOTA DXpedition to Cayo Levantado, NA-122. The QSL looks very nice, full color on both sides. You can see the QSL card at:
NEW QSL MANAGER
Buzz, NI5DX, has assumed the duties of QSL Manager for Tom Smith, ZC4TS. Logs have been transferred and cards are in the process of being ordered. Buzz will be able to answer any requests for a ZC4TS card once the new cards arrive in about 5 weeks. Buzz is also now the QSL manager for FM1II, Chris, in Martinique. Buzz has the logs and will have cards in the not too distant future.
PIRATE ALERT. Phil, G3SWH, informs OPDX that he and Richard/G3RWL have just arrived back from their trip from Mayotte where they made over 10,000 QSOs as FH/G3SWH. However, Phil states, "Looking at the DX Summit spot database, we appear to have been the victim of some piracy. Please make the maximum publicity of the following: There was *NO* activity by FH/G3RWL. Both operators used the same call. There was *NO* SSB activity whatsoever."
NOT THE QSL MANAGER. Phil, G3SWH, reports that he is NOT the QSL Manager for VP2M.
QSLS VIA LOTW: None reported this week!
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 8R1AK, C4N, CE1/K7CA, D2NX, EA9EU, FW8DX, HB9ANM, T30XX, T31DX, T32YY, T33ZZ, TT8JT and ZD8UW
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: None reported this week!
RECALLING JIM B. SMITH, VK9NS (by Bruce Smith, G3HSR)
Now available on the "Documentary Archive Radio Communication" Web page, an interview by Wolf, OE1WHC, with Bruce Smith, G3HSR, son of Jim B. Smith, VK9NS, recalling his father's life (recorded March 5th, 2009) at:
S2, BANGLADESH (Update)
By the time you read this, some members of the Korea DX Club will be active as S21KD from Dhaka until March 14th. As this was being typed, they were assembling antennas. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, CW, SSB and the digital modes using three amplifiers, verticals and beams. QSLs are via HL5FUA. For more details, updates and their logs, please visit the following Web page at:
SOUTH ATLANTIC BIRD ACTIVITY
As of March 7th, Graham, G3VZV, will be onboard the "MV Minerva" which will be visiting the islands off the edges of the Antarctica. His schedule includes visits to South Georgia (VP8) on March 12-13th, and Tristan da Cunha (ZD9) on March 18-19th, before arriving in Cape Town on March 24th. Activity is planned via SO50, AO51 and the ISS (if available) from the ship, and if licences can be obtained, from the islands themselves. Graham will sign G3VZV/MM and intends to use FM handhelds and an Arrow antenna. He hopes to have at least some limited internet access which can be used to arrange skeds at:
TC18, TURKEY (Special Event)
Members of the Turkish group called SWAT (Special Wireless Activity Team) will be active as TC18M between March 17-19th. Activity is to commemorate the 94rd anniversary of the Naval Victory (March 18, 1915) in th Gelibolu Wars (World War I ). Operations will take place from the University of Canakkale grounds and on the Asiatic side of Dardanelles, overlooking the Straits where the Naval War took place. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB and CW. Operators will be TA3FB and TA3AX. QSL Manager for this year is TA3FB. For more detailed information, visit:
TI8, COSTA RICA
Operators Carlos/TI2KAC, Juan/TI2JCY, Mauricio/TI4ZM, Eddie/K4UN, Ellis/N4JO, Bob/W4BW, Keith/W4KTR and Alexis/W4XO will be active as TI8M from Volcan Poas during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via TI2KAC, direct or by the Bureau. Look for activity before the contest on 160-10 meters.
TM0, FRANCE (Special Event)
Members of the CBK 67 (F8KHH) will activate the special callsign TM0TAN between March 27th to April 10th, to celebrate the anniversary of the signing on April 4th, 1949, of the agreements creating the NATO treaty. Also to celebrate this event, the French and German cities of Strasbourg, Kehl and Baden-Baden, will receive government Heads of States, Presidents and Prime Ministers. A special QSL card will be issued. The QSL Manager is the F8KHH ARC. Send QSLs via direct (w/SAE and postage) or via the French REF Union Bureau.
V2, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
Jimmy, W6JKV, will be active as V2A/W6JKV from Antigua (NA-100, WLOTA 1118) between June 23rd and July 3rd. Activity will be on the HF bands, but his focus will be on 6 meters (Grid FK97). He has a very good location and will use a large antenna with power. QSL via his home callsign in Austin, Texas.
V4, ST. KITTS (NA-104)
Nick, G4FAL, will once again be active as V4/G4FAL between March 12-17th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters mainly on CW. Also, look for him to be an entry in the RSGB Commonwealth Contest (March 14-15th) as V47CD. QSL via his home callsign or the LoTW.
V6, MICRONESIA (IOTA Op)
Mike/KM9D and Jan/KF4TUG are reportedly now active from Turuaimu Island, Kapingamarangi Atoll (OC-167) as V63MY and V63TO, respectively. Length of stay is unknown, but probably for one week. As usual, Mike will work mainly CW and Jan will be on SSB. However, as this was being typed, V63TO was heard on 40/20m CW. Activity is expected on 40-10 meters. QSL via OM2SA. This also includes LoTW.
VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND (Update)
Bill Horner, VK4FW, member of Oceania Amateur Radio DX Group Inc. (ODXG), reports that the VK9LA March departure date is fast approaching. All equipment sent via the ship has safely arrived on Lord Howe Island. Bill states, "When we finished packing all the gear, we ended up with more space taken up than we had booked, so we quickly managed to get more freight space on the ship." This DXpedition will take place between March 23rd and April 3rd, with 16 operators. Suggested frequencies are:
Band SSB CW RTTY ----- --------- ----------- ------------ 160 -- 1.813u/d -- 80 3.797u/d 3.513u -- 40 7.084u 7.013u -- 30 -- 10.106u 10.135u/d 20 14.250u/d 14.023u/d 14.088u 17 18.165d 18.072u 18.100u/d 15 21.290u/d 21.023u/d 21.088u/d 12 24.987d 24.892u 24.925u/d 10 28.470u/d 28.023u/d 28.088u/d 6 50.100u/d 50.100u/d -- Special Notes: 1. u/d... Up or down 2. 6m... Call us when the beacon goes into RX mode. 3. 40m... RX for the Americas will be above 7.150 4. 80m... A special time on April 1st has been set up to work the VK and greater Pacific. (see the web site www.odxg.org/vk9la.htm for details). We would request that these areas do not call us in the pile ups on 80m before this event. 5. Pilot Station.... Don, N1DG, will be our only pilot station. 6. VK4FW will arrive on Sunday, March 22nd. He will begin unpacking and sorting equipment and might manage to get a station on air for Sunday evening local time. On Monday, March 23rd, 4 more of the crew will arrive and will begin further assembly. They will try to get 2 stations on air ASAP. On Tuesday, March 24th, the rest of the crew will arrive and they will finish assembly and get all station on air ASAP.QSLING PROCEDURES:
For more updates, details on the DXpedition and how to donate to this operation, please visit the ODXG and VK9LA Web pages at:
Uwe, DL8OBF, reports that the AMTOR-mailbox "DA5TOR" will move its 40m access frequency in order to comply with the new bandplan per March 29th. The new frequencies are 7047 kHz, 7049 kHz and 7051 kHz. The access frequencies on the other bands remain unchanged and still allow worldwide access. All frequencies and technical details of the mailbox can be found at:
ZL7, CHATHAM ISLANDS (Update)
The ZL7T team is now active through March 10th. Four stations will be on the air operating on 160-10 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and the PSK modes. For updates, visit the ZL7T Web site at:
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following stations are expected to be active in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th, 2009) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2009 ARRL DX SSB 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/adxs2009.html (By callsign) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxsd2009.html (By entity)------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC Class QSL Callsign Entity Route ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3V8SS Tunisia SOAB LP IZ8CCW 4M5DX Venezuela M/S IT9DAA BX5AA Taiwan SOSB HP BX5AA C6ANM Bahamas M/? LoTW; QSL via WA2IYO direct CO8LY Cuba SOSB 80M QRP EA7ADH CO8TW Cuba SOSB 20M LP HB9SVT CT9L Madeira M/? DJ6QT CU2A Azores SOSB 20M OH2BH CU2X Azores SOSB 80M OH2BH ED5T Spain M/S EA5ELT FP/KV1J St Pierre & Miquelon SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via Buro or direct GW7X Wales SOSB 40M GW3SQX; QSL also OK via Buro HI3K Dominican Republic M/S KB2MS HQ2W Honduras SOAB HP HQ2W IR1R Italy SOSB 20M IK1HJS J5UAP Guinea Bissau SOSB 20M HA3AUI J6/W5JON St Lucia W5JON J88DR St Vincent SOAB LP G3TBK KH6/AC0W Hawaii SO LP LoTW; QSL via AC0W P40A Aruba SOAB WD9DZV P49Y Aruba SOAB AE6Y PJ2T Netherlands Antilles M/M LoTW; QSL also OK via N9AG PJ7B Sint Maarten SOAB W8EB PS0F Fernando de Noronha M/S LoTW; QSL also OK via W9VA RW2F Kaliningrad M/M DK4VW T46G Cuba M/S CO6LC TF3CW Iceland SOSB 20M LX1NO TI8M Costa Rica M/2 TI2KAC Buro TO5A Martinique SOAB LoTW; QSL via F5VHJ, Buro/direct V26F Antigua M/? W1MD VP9I Bermuda M/S N1HRA YN2NB Nicaragua SOAB N1SNB YV5KG Venezuela M/S YV5KG ZM1A New Zealand M/S ZL1AMO ZP0R Paraguay SOAB ZP5AZL ZX5J Brazil SOSB 15M AI4U
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