The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 9672
Augst 16, 2010
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, NJ1Q, W2VU, K3GV, NG3K & ADXO, W3BTX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K7JA, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), N0VD, AT International, CX3AL, DL1SBF, DL2VFR, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DX World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HA0HW, HB9PL, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, ON9CDR, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, Radio Netherlands Worldwide, RSGB IOTA Web Site, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE1AL and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 8th-August, through Sunday, 15th-August there were 205 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C9, CE, 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, 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, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V8, VE, VK, VP2M, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZK2, 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).
3D2C, CONWAY REEF
After the cancellation of the T31 DXpedition by Hrane/YT1AD, David/K3LP and friends, the team has now organized a 2011 DXpedition to the small beautiful island of Conway Reef (OC-112), part of the Fiji Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Tentative schedule is as follows (in 2011):
September 28th - Team arrives in Nadi, Fiji.
September 29th - Team departure from Nadi.
September 30th - Team arrives on Conway Reef during the afternoon.
October 1-10th - Activity from Conway Reef.
October 11th - Team departs from Conway Reef to Nadi.
October 12th - Team arrives at Fiji during the afternoon.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV and PSK31.
They will also be on 6 and 2 meters using EME using WSJT65 A,B,C on the
following frequencies: 50.375 MHz and 144.375 MHz. BEACON on 50 MHz at
50.095 MHz. The following are suggested frequencies:
CW - 1820, 3503, 7005, 10105, 14025, 18075, 21025, 24895 and 28025
SSB - 1835, 3795, 5403.5, 7082, 14190, 18150, 21295, 24950 and 28495
RTTY - 1835, 3582, 7035, 10145, 14081, 18100, 21081, 24920 and 28081
SSTV - 3723, 7035, 14230, 21335 and 28680
PSK31 - 1835, 3582, 7035, 10145, 14081, 18100, 21081, 24920 and 28081 kHz
Currently, the 3D2C team includes the following: Hrane/YT1AD, David/K3LP, Joe/AA4NN, Krassimir/K1LZ, Paul/N6PSE, Doug/N6TQS, Atilano/PY5EG, Roman/ RZ3AA, Vangelis/SV2BFN, Alex/UA4HOX, Chris/VK3FY, Peter/VK3FGRC, Keith/ VK3FT, David/WD5COV, Vojislav/YU7AV and Vel/YT3WW. Team helpers are: Aca/YU1AA (Pilot) and Dragan/YT3W. QSL Manager is YT1AD. QSL by the Bureau or direct to: Dr. Hrane Milosevic, 36206 Vitanovac, Serbia - EU (PLEASE send: QSL + SAE + SASE w/1 IRC or 1 USD for normal post, 2 USDs for airmail). The 3D2C Web page is up and running (some parts still under construction) at:
Lars, SM4TUV, will be working for The Norwegian Polar Institute in Antarctica starting November 2010. He will remain at the Norwegian Polar Research Station Troll, on Dronning Maud Land, until December 2011. He is expected to be active as 3Y8XSA. QSL via SM4TUV. For more details about the Norwegian Polar Expedition and the Norwegian Troll field station, visit the following Web pages:
Ro, DL4ME, will be active as 5H3ME between now and August 30th. Activity will be on the HF bands mainly CW. QSL via his home callsign.
Eric, F6ICX, will once again be active as as 5R8IC from Saint Marie Island (AF-090) between November 15th and December 18th. Activity will be holiday style, operating CW, RTTY, and PSK63, and using 100 watts into various GPs or Inverted-Ls and a Hexbeam for 20-10 meters. There will be no online log during his activity. QSL via his home callsign (QRZ.com). View pictures of his last trips at:
Oku, JK1KSB, will once again be active as 8Q7SO from Mirihi Island (AS-013) between September 1626th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via his home callsign.
Alex, SQ9UM, plans to be active as 9H3UM from Qawra, Malta (EU-023) between September 8-22nd. Activity will also include operations from Marsalforn, on Gozo Island (EU-023). No other details about band/mode operations were provided. QSL via his home callsign.
C5, THE GAMBIA
Filip, ON4TA (ex-6O0F) will be active as C56FR from Kerr Sering between October 21st and November 11th. This is NOT a DXpedition but a "private visit". Activity will be active on 20 and 17 meters SSB using simple wire antennas and 100 watts. Filip also plans to experiment with Yagi antennas on 6m, 2m and 70cm. He mentions that there "might be an opening on 2m or 70cm across the Atlantic...". PLEASE QSL by the Bureau to ON4TA.
CQ COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PRESS RELEASE
Richard Moseson, W2VU, Editorial Director, sent out the following dated Tuesday, August 10th: "CQ VHF Magazine Launches Streamlined Website -- Continuing its company-wide update of its magazine websites, CQ Communications, Inc. today announced the launch of a new and easier-to-navigate website for CQ VHF magazine. Like the recently updated sites for WorldRadio Online and Popular Communic- ations, the new CQ VHF site features a cleaner look and a streamlined user interface to make it quicker and easier for visitors to find what they are looking for. The CQ VHF update coincides with posting of the highlights for the Summer 2010 issue.
Current issue highlights include sample pages in full-color layout, to give prospective readers the ability to see what the magazine itself looks like in print. Highlights of previous issues reaching back to 2006 are available on the website with easier access than in the past. One new feature is a 'Current Events' page, which provides readers with access to information on upcoming events and activities that is more up-to-date than possible with a quarterly publication.
The site also includes links to clubs, ham radio reference sites, contact information for editors and columnists, direct links to advertisers' web- sites and to other CQ Communications publications. In addition, a link to the magazine’s Facebook page makes it simple for readers to provide feedback and connect with other hobbyists.
CQ VHF is a quarterly magazine devoted to 'Ham Radio Above 50 MHz.'
First published in 1996, it combines articles designed for newcomers with
historical and technical features best appreciated by more experienced
VHF operators. It is edited by Joe Lynch, N6CL, who is also the long-time
'VHF-Plus' editor of parent magazine CQ Amateur Radio.
CQ VHF is published by CQ Communications, Inc., which also publishes
CQ Amateur Radio, Popular Communications and WorldRadio Online magazines.
The new CQ VHF website may be accessed at: http://www.cq-vhf.com."
CW1, URUGUAY (Lighthouse Op)
Members of the "Radio Club Uruguayo" will activate for the first time "Punta Brava Lighthouse" (ARLHS URU-012, 34º 56' 06"S/56º 09' 38"W, Grid Locator GF15wb) during the upcoming ILLW activity between 1500z Friday, August 20th, and 2359z Sunday, August 22th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes with at least two stations, and also VHF and UHF, with one station using the special event callsign CW1A. QSL for this activity is only direct to: Radio Club Uruguayo, P.O. Box 37,11000, Montevideo, URUGUAY, SOUTH AMERICA (w/SAE and IRC or 2 green stamps).
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
EA8, CANARY ISLANDS (WFF Op)
Stan, EI6DX, is now on Fuerteventura Island (DIE S-006, WLOTA L-0883) and is expected to be active as EA8/EI6DX until August 30th. He mentions that he is considering taking part in the RDA International Contest next Sunday (August 22nd) as EA8/EI6DX/P from Corralejo National Park (EAFF-063). Activity will be 20 meters CW/SSB only using a K3 radio with poles and a wire for an antenna. He is also expected to activate National Park of Jandia (EAFF-065), but the dates are not yet announced. QSL via RX3RC, direct or by the Bureau. For updates, watch Stan's Twitter page at:
GM, SCOTLAND (IOTA and SCOTIA Ops)
Operators Alex/GM0DHZ and Andre/GM3VLB are planning to activate many SCOTIA (SCOTtish Island Award) islands during a 3 week DXpedition in September to the two IOTA groups -- Orkney (IOTA EU-009, SCOTIA OI14) and Shetland (IOAT EU-012, SCOTIA SI11) Islands. Using the callsigns GM0DHZ/p and GM3VLB/p, all islands being considered for activation are uninhabited, except two of them. Operators will fly to North Ronaldsay Island (OI33) on August 31st. Then on September 2nd, they will take a fishing boat to Helliar Holm Island (OI15).
PLEASE NOTE: The following islands listed below are expected to be
activated, but all depend on WX conditions. Also, there are "NO" definite
dates for any particular islands, but the following are listed as most
likely to be activated in order of "likelihood":
September 3-15th - Shetland Island Group: Noss (SI09), Papa (SI06), Hildasay (SI07), Vaila (SI10), Bigga (SI19), Hascosay (SI21) and Linga (SI23). Other possibilities, but not ruled out are: Vementry (SI13), Papa Little (SI14), West Linga (SI16), Linga (SI17) and Balta (SI25).
September 16-20th - Orkney Island Group: Papa Stronsay (OI25), Linga Holm (OI21), Cava (OI09) and Calf of Eday (OI29). Other possibilities, but not ruled out are: Swona (OI01), Switha (OI03), Copinsay (OI12), Muckle Green Holm (OI20), Eynhallow (OI24), Holm of Scock Ness (OI26) and Faray (OI28).
H81, PANAMA (Lighthouse Op)
Members of the PCARA (Panama Canal Amateur Radio Association) will activate Panama Canal Miraflores Locks Lighthouse (PAN-030) with the special callsign H81L on August 22nd. QSL via address on (QRZ.com).
HG8, HUNGARY (WFF Op)
Members of the Association Radio Amateurs of Vesztoi (HA8KWO) will activate the historical place named Veszto-Magor from eastern Hungary in Koros-Maros National Park (HAFF-008) between now and August 21st. The callsigns to be used are HG8SDS (QSL via HA8PH) and HG8WFF (QSL via HA8MT). Activity will be on all HF bands.
EU-009. Members of the Orkney Amateur Radio Club will once again activate the Noup Head lighthouse (BARLS A3736, ARLHS SCO-158, WLOTA L-0945, WAB HY44) on Westray Island (EU-009, IOSA OR02, SCOTIA OI31) in the Orkney Islands between now and August 27th. Their main activity will be during the International Lighthouse/ Lightship Weekend (August 21-22nd). Using the callsign GB1OL, they hope to have 3-4 stations on all bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. For a paper QSL, send direct to MM5DWW and enclose either 2 USDs or 1 IRC w/SAE. NO BUREAU QSLS PLEASE. For more info, go to:
EU-012. A group of YL operators will be active as GB2SLH from the Sumburgh Head Lighthouse (BARLS A3766, ARLHS SCO 232, WLOTA L-0867, WW Loc. IO99IU, WAB HU40) on the southern tip of main- land Shetland (EU-012, IOSA SH01, SCOTIA SI11) between now and August 27th. Activity will be mainly during the Inter- national Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (August 21-22nd). QSL via M5YLO. For more details, visit the Web site at:
EU-097. Operators Jari/OH1BOI, Kalle/OH1FEQ and Hannu/OH1JJO will be active as OH1AV/2 from Vormo Island (WW Loc. KP20ca, OHC208 Inkoo) between August 20-22nd. Activity will be on all bands, propagation permitting. QSL via OH1BOI, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-142. Operators Silvia/EA1AP (YL), Juanjo/EA1CJ, Alberto/EA1SA, Javier/EA2JB, Juan/EA2RC and Roberto/EA2RY will be active as EG1OTA from Mouro Island between August 28-29th. Activity will be all bands from 80-10 meters. QSL via EA2RC.
EU-147. Operators Mikhail/RA1ALA, Dmitry/RA1ALK and Alex/RX1AW will be active as homecall/1 from Russky Island between August 16-28th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via their home callsigns.
EU-172. Ric, DL2VFR, will be active as OZ0FR/p from the Vesborg Fyr Lighthouse (DEN-046) on Samsoe Island (DIA JY-008) between now and August 20th. Activity will be mostly CW, with some SSB, and on all HF bands using 100 watts. QSL via DL2VFR, by the bureau or direct. DO NOT QSL via the OZ Bureau!
NA-029. George, K3GV, will be active as K3GV/VY2 from Prince Edward Island (NA-029, CISA PE-001, WLOTA 0523) between September 1-30th. Activity will be on 15 and 20 meters around the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (For August 9-15th)
Aug 16 AN SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS Aug 17 AN -------------------- Aug 18 AN BN - Below Normal Aug 19 AN AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET Aug 20 AN LN - Low Normal Aug 21 AN HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED Aug 22 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 lessN3, UNITED STATES (911 Special Event)
QSL N3U/Flt 93 via W3PN, by the Bureau or direct (Please include SASE and enough return postage. If additional postage is needed...your QSL will be returned via the BUREAU). SPECIAL NOTE: USA postage rates will increase in 2011. PLEASE no eQSL or LoTW at this time. For more details, see (QRZ.com)
ON, BELGIUM (Special Event)
Members of the Radio Club of Binche (ON7RY) will activate the special event station ON4WAR between September 4-5th. This activity is to commemorate the sacrifice of the Belgian Resistance (WWII) and especially those of the Refuge B 40 in Waudrez, Belgium. The timetable of the activities are as follows:
Sept. 4th - Saturday between 9:00 AM and 06:00 PM local time (1100-1800z)
Sept. 5th - Sunday between 08:00 AM and 04:00 PM local time (1000-1600z)
PLEASE NOTE MODES OF OPERATIONS: At the top of the hour up to the hour and a half, CW transmissions with a Whaddon Paraset MK VII on 3.560 MHz, 3.579 MHz, 3.583 MHz and 7.025 MHz. At the hour and a half up to the next hour, SSB transmissions on the HF bands. QSL information via ON7RY, direct or by the Bureau. For more info about the ON4WAR station and about the history of Refuge B 40, visit the Web site at:
OZ, DENMARK (IOTA and WFF Op)
Look for Enrico "Ric", OZ0FR, to be active as OZ0FR/p during the following locations and dates:
August 14-20th - From Samso Island (IOTA EU-172, Danish Island Award JY-008); activity on CW and SSB. QSL via DL2VFR.
August 21-27th - From the National Park Mols Bjerge (WFF: OZFF-002); activity on CW and SSB. QSL via DL2VFR.
PJ2, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
Some of members of the Caribbean Contesting Consortium (CCC) will once again activate Signal Point Station on Curacao (SA-006, WLOTA LH-0942) as PJ2T during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Multi entry. Operators mentioned are Geoff/W0CG (PJ2DX), John/K6AM, Gary/K9SG, Bob/N8NR, Wayne/K8LEE, Joe/W9JUV, Helmut/ DF7ZS, Sam/DL5RDO and Bernhard/DL5RDP. QSL PJ2T via N9AG or LoTW. ADDED NOTE: Remember that this island could be a possible new DXCC entity as of October 10th, 2010. So do not be surprised if you hear some of the above operators active before the contest as PJ2/homecall or their own PJ2 callsign.
PJ4, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Update)
Members of the South East Europe Contest Club (SEECC) are planning to be active from Bonaire (SA-006 and WLOTA L1279) for the "2011" CQWW DX SSB Contest. The operation will take place between October 25th and November 1st. It is expected that this will be a new DXCC entity by then. Operators mentioned are: Romeo/ S52RU, Dale/N3BNA, Marko/YT2T, Maurizio/IV3ZXQ, Zvonko/Z35W, Fabrizio/ IW3SQY, Acim/YU1YV and Noah/K2NG. Activity will be on 160/80/40/20/15/10/6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL Manager is YU1YV. More details and updates are available at:
PJ4, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
Kelly, N0VD, informs OPDX, stating "a DXpedition is in the planning stages that will activate Bonaire (PJ4, IOTA SA-006, WLOTA L1279) for two weeks in anticipation of the new DXCC status on 10/10/10. A multi-national team is being formed with 6 locations expected to be on the air including the Radio Netherlands relay facility. Current list of operators include Peter/PJ4NX, Hans/PJ4LS, Peter/PA8A, Fred/PA8F, Rob/PA3GVI, Bert/PE2KY, Marco/PE2MC, Jo/PA9JO, Henk/PD5TS, Michiel/PG4M, Kelly/N0VD, John/K6AM, Ken/W0LSD and Scott/W4PA." Currently a Web site is under construction and is expected to feature real time logs in additional to the typical log search, at:
PJ4, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Late Breaking News about Bonaire [PJ4])
The following news will probably affect the above operation. On August 14th, "Radio Netherlands Worldwide" reports: "Bonaire referendum postponed again -- A referendum on the political future of Bonaire, planned for 3 September, has been postponed indefinitely. The decision was taken by the island's governing council on Friday afternoon.
The referendum commission had requested a postponement until 1 October, to provide more time to inform the public about the poll. But when, or even whether, it will now be held is unclear. A referendum planned for March of this year also never took place.
On 10 October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles, of which Bonaire is the main island in a five-island group off the coast of South America, will be dissolved as a single political entity. The islands of Curacao and Sint Maarten will become independent countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The islands of Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius will become 'special councils' of the Netherlands.
But on Bonaire itself there is considerable resistance to the conse- quences of integration within the Netherlands."
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated August 8th) --------------------------------------------------------------------- 3Z0LH via SP1DPA EA6/DM5HF/P via DM5HF IT9/IW0HBY via IW0HBY 3Z0RADIO via SP9SX EF5CR via EC5CR IY6GM via IK6VXO 3Z1BLH via SP1DOZ EG7LE via EA-Bureau J48LH via SV3DCX 3Z1CLH via SP1DPA EM75MSD via UX7MA J48LL via SV8IJZ 4O7EW via YT3W EO5JFF via UY7IQ JW/DF2SS via DF2SS 5Z4/IZ7ATN via IZ7ATN F/TU5KG via F4EFI K4L via W4BTI 7P8JK via WB6OJB GG100GG via M0ACL KH0/KT3Q via KH0/KT3Q 9A/PA2M via PA2M GS2MP via N3SL KH2/KT3Q via DL3OCH 9M8DX/2 via SP5UAF HA/ON6UU via ON6UU KH2/N2NL via W2YC AD5A/KL5 via AD5A HF720S via SP3FGQ LA/DL3YDX via DL3YDX CT7/DL4IAL via DL4IAL HK1N via EA5KB LA/DL7JOM via DL7JOM CV5UC via CX5UR HK1R via EA5KB LZ05WFF via LZ1BJ D2QV via UA0QV IA5/IZ5OQA via IZ5OQA LZ44WFF via LZ1ZF E73EPA via YT8BB IM0/I0PNM via I0PNM N5A via N5KUR EA4FTV/EA8 via EA4FTV IS0/I2MOV via I2MOV OH100S via OH7GIG OK8WFF via DF6EX SO1EKO/P via DL1EKO OX3DL via OV5A SQ100HP via SP9ZHR PA100J via PC2S SU1SK via SM5AQD (direct) PA10WSF via PA0FAW SY7STAR via SZ7SER PC10SAIL via PA0RDY TF/DL2WJT via DL2WJT PJ7/K5SL via K5SL TF/DL3SEM via DL3SEM PP2/DL3SEZ via DL3SEZ TK/IK2OFO via IK2OFO R0/US0IW via US0IW TM40FIL via F6KPQ R3/EU6DA via IK2DUW TM89YON via F5KCC R3/SM6LRR via SM6LRR UT5KDS via IK2DUW R3/UR5IRM via UR5IRM V31UB via KU5B S50PTUJ via S59DJK VR2/F4BKV via S79DB via EA4DB XR200R via CE1KR SA2BRN via DK7QB YI1RZ via IK2DUW SG3U via SM3CXS YP1WFF via YO6EZ SN30SOL via SP2AYC YT40E via YT1E Z30V via DJ0LZOLD OUTGOING QSLS FOUND! Al, VE1AL, reports: "I am ashamed to admit that I have found a box of QSLs that I thought had been sent via the Bureau many years ago. The cards are for QSOs with CY9DXX, CY0DXX, VE1AL and VF1L, plus a few for other callsigns I have used. I am integrating my 2010 QSLs for VE1AL with these cards, and they should be in the mail to the Bureau within the next few weeks. Well over 1000 QSLs are involved, and I regret that many will probably be returned due to various reasons. All of my computerized logs have been uploaded to LoTW, but that does not include the CY9 or CY0DXX logs. I'd appreciate it if the various bulletin editors would let their readers know this information."
QSLS VIA LoTW: 9M2TO, 9M6YBG, AB5EB/KL0, CN8KD, CP1FF, DT8A, GR2HQ, HG7T, HK1X, KP2M, LX0HQ, OG6N, ON4LR, ON6NP, PT5T, S52OP, S50HQ, R3AT, TI4HAS, TM7C, UR4EWT, UT7QF, YI9PSE, YL2KF, YL4HQ, YO9HP, ZF1A and ZL4PW
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5Z4ES, BH4QAK, E4X, EA1GA, FP/K9OL, GB111HP, H44WG, HA8RM, IS0R, J5V, J6/G3PJT, MU/PA4N, PJ4NX, T22ZL, T30XG, T32MI, TC07DX, TK9E, TS8P, TT8PK, TX3D, VE9MY, VP9GE, XR9JA, XW1B and ZS6CCY
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3D2YA, 6W/PD9DX, 6Y0FF, 8P2K, 9A3IW, 9A3SM, 9A4W, 9A5W, 9A800VZ, AH2Y, AO8HQ, CS6AFATI, CS6A, CT1CDP, CU2DX, DJ3HJ, DK0EE, DK9BF, DL1ICB, DL1SWN, DL9MEN, DQ4T, DR800GRZ, DR09ANT, DS5DNO, DS5FNE, EA1DFU, EA3GLB, ED7AJR, EU2MM, EW7KF, F4RST, F5MK, F5PU, F6GCP, F6HSJ, F8FAZ, FY/LA0BY, HB10DX, HB9AAA, HB9EIV, HB9FAX, HB9WDU, HI3TEJ, IK2QIN, IK4WMA, IK0YVV, IW6DGJ, IZ5ILF, JG1IEF, JX9JKA, K8CC/C6A, KB7OBU/KH2, KH7S, KP4KE, LA1H, LA2NRA, OH9SCL, OM8A, ON6DP, PE1DTU, PU2MTS, RA0CFA, RD3BZ, RT6A, RW2F, RX3DTN, RZ3DC, TK/DF6ZY, US0KW, VP2V/DL7VOG, VP2V/OK1DRX, VP8/LZ1UQ, VP8YLE, XE2YWH, YO8OK, YO9WF and ZP6CW
SILENT KEY. Chip Margelli, K7JA, from Heil Sound, informed everyone on the "Contest Reflector" this past week: "I am deeply saddened to report that Dr. Len Kaufer, KH0AC, became a Silent Key today (August 12th) in his home on beautiful Saipan. Len, formerly KG6SW, went out to the Trust Territory of Saipan in the 1960s as a Jesuit priest. He brought his longtime love of Amateur Radio with him, and eventually met an island girl named Connie Tenorio. Connie won out over the priesthood, and they eventually got married after a personal letter from the Pope (!) convinced Connie's strict father that it really would be OK if she married a "former" priest. Len was everyone's Saipan multiplier for many years...." OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of KH0AC.
Tano, IZ8GCB, will be active as TK5A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via IZ8GCB only direct. For more details, see:
TO7, ST. BARTHELEMY
Operators Lot/DJ7ZG and Babs/DL7AFS will be active as TO7ZG from Flamand Beachn(NA-146, DIFO FJ-001, WLOTA L-0377) between October 6-20th. Activity will probably be on 80-6 meters with operations mainly on RTTY, PSK and SSB. QSL via DL7AFS, either by the DARC Bureau or direct. For updates, watch:
John, HB9PHJ, will be active as V5/HB9PHJ between now and August 30th. Activity is on all HF bands. QSL via his home callsign.
WEBINAR (Contesting in Africa)
The Potomac Valley Radio Club (PVRC) from Washington DC will hosts a Webinar (seminar on the Web) on "Contesting in Africa" on August 22nd, at 1900z. You can watch the live-streaming present- ations on the InterNet present by Mike Fulcher/KC7V and Roger Western/G3SXW, members of the Voo Doo Contest Group. They provide a look at the challenges and excitement of operating the CQWW DX Contest from various West Africa countries. The presentation is based on Roger's book "Contesting in Africa"
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