The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1202
February 16, 2015
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
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DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 8th/February, through Sunday, 15th/February there were 232
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X,
4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P,
7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5,
A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT,
CT3, CU, CX, D2, D6, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP,
ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G,
GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS,
HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6,
KL, KP1, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM,
ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU,
SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2,
UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP8,
VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU,
YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZL7, 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'.
3G0, JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLAND (Update). A press release was posted on February
13th, on the 3G0ZC Web page titled 'Trip to Robinson Crusoe Island' and
can be viewed at: juanfernandez2015.com/?p=3D1125
Remember, members of the Provins ARC (F6KOP) will activate Robinson Cruso=
Island (SA-005, aka Juan Fernandez Archipelago) as 3G0ZC between February
24th and March 4th. For more details see OPDX.1193/1197/1199/1201 or the
3G0ZC Web site at: www.juanfernandez2015.com
A FaceBook page is available at:
3V, TUNISIA. SWL Ashraf 'Ash', 3V4-002 (KF5EYY), will be active as 3V8SS
from the 'Radio Club Station of Tunisian Scouts' in Sousse, during the
ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 21-22nd) as a Single-Op/All-
Band entry. QSL via LoTW or to LX1NO. Read about Ashraf on the following
Web page at: www.kf5eyy.info
3XY, GUINEA. Michael, PA5M, will once again be active as 3XY5M from Guinea
for the next two months. Activity will be limited as he is there working
for the World Food program. Operations should be on 80-10 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and very little PSK31. Main activity will probably be during
his local evenings, after 1800z, using wire antennas and a FT857.
QSL via PA7FM. For possible updates, see: www.3xy5m.pa7fm.nl
4UO, ITU HQ (Special Event/Callsign). The International Amateur Radio Club
(IARC) of ITU, 4U1ITU, took part in the celebrations of World Radio Day,
on Friday 13th of February which also marks the kick-off for the cele-
brations of the 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunication
Union. The special callsign 4U0ITU (counts as ITU HQ, DXCC Entity code 117)
will be inaugurated by the President of IARU Mr. Timothy S Ellam, VE6SH,
accompanied by ITU Secretary General Mr. Houlin Zhao, other elected
officials and VIPs. IARC will be using the callsign 4U0ITU for the rest
of 2015, until the World Radio Conference WRC-15, 2-27th November 2015.
All QSO will be confirmed, QSL information can be found on QRZ.com.
Visit the following Web pages:
IARC -- www.itu.int/radioclub
WRD-15 -- www.itu.int/en/wrd15/Pages/default.aspx
ITU 150 -- www.itu.int/en/150/Pages/default.aspx
5Z, KENYA. Operators Bertrand/DF3FS and Oliver/DL9OLI will be active as
5Z4/homecall from Diani Beach (40km south of Mombasa) from between February
16th and March 8th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW
(DF3FS) and SSB (DL9OLI). Antennas will be verticals for 80/40/30m and a
SP7IDX Hexbeam for 20/10m. They will have amps. QSL both callsigns via
DF3FS, direct (see details on Web page) or by the Bureau. They have a
Web page at: www.df3fs.de/5z-2015/index.html =
9K, KUWAIT. Abdallah, 9K2GS, will be on during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest
(March 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW, direct
(w/2GS & SAE) or the OQRS on ClubLog. NO Bureau QSLs.
ANTARCTIC ACTIVITY WEEK. Look for the Worldwide Antarctic Program's (WAP)
12th annual Antarctic Activity Week (AAW) to take place this week between
February 16-22nd. Activity is to promote worldwide interest in the Antarctic
continent. A complete list of special callsigns and participants can be
found on the WAP Web page at: www.waponline.it
C2, NAURU. Yuki, JH1NBN, will once again be active as C21BN from Nauru
between February 18-28th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters SSB. QSL via
his home callsign. For more details and updates, visit his Web page at:
C5, THE GAMBIA. Alan, G4DJX, will be active as C5DX from Banjul (Hotel)
and Farafenni (Senior Secondary High School) between February 13-20th.
Activity will be limited while on this school trip, but on 40-10 meters
operating on CW and SSB, and using 100w to wire dipoles. QSL via LoTW.
EF8, CANARY ISLANDS. Juan, EA8RM (ex-EA8CAC), will be active as EF8R
during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 21-22nd) as a
Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or EB7DX.
FR, REUNION ISLAND. Michel, F5PLC, will be active as FR/F5PLC from Reunion
Island (AF-016) between April 16th and June 16th. Activity will be QRP CW
only (w/1.5 watts using a KX1 and vertical on fishing-rod), and mostly 20
meters and maybe 30 meters. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the
FY, FRENCH GUYANA. Christian, F5UII, will once again be active as FY/F5UII
from the radio club station FY5KE in Kourou City between February 18-27th.
Activity will be limited because of his work, but look for him on 80-10
meters on SSB. He suggests to look for him during the weekday mornings
about 1000-1100z and after 2100z. Also, look for him in the France SSB
Championship which runs from February 21-22nd. QSL via his home callsign,
direct or by the Bureau. For more details and updates, visit:
Christian also has a Twitter account: https://twitter.com/f5uii
FY, FRENCH GUYANA. Larry, F6FVY, will be active as FY5KE during the ARRL
International DX CW Contest (February 21-22nd) as a Single-Op/Single-
Band (??) entry., QSL via LoTW. =
GJ/MJ0, JERSEY. Mat, MJ0ASP (aka-F5SHQ), will be active as GJ2A during
the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 21-22nd) as a Single-Op/
All-Band entry. QSL via the LoTW.
HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Members of the Belgian International Police Associ-
ation Radio Club (OO6P) will be active as HB0/OO6P from Triesen between
June 21-26th. Operators mentioned are YL Carine/ON3CAR, Michel/ON4MW,
Rene/ON6OM, Eddy/ON6ZV and Martin/ON7EG. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using SSB, RTTY and PSK31/63 (see Web below for suggested frequencies).
A QSOs with OO6P are valid for all IPA awards. QSL via ON6ZV. Visit their
Web site at: www.qsl.net/o/on6om//hb0-oo6p
NA-113. John, 9H5G (KK4OYJ), informed OPDX Sunday morning: 'I'm
leaving Hog Cay, Ragged Islands, later this morning for the
15 hour sail to Acklins Island (NA-113). Hoping to be QRV
during daylight hours by Wednesday. Some nasty weather coming
in the next week so likely to be 'patchy' operations as I'll
be 'beachside'.' He will be using a TS-480HX or K3 with Vertical
dipoles on 17/15/12/10m and maybe 20m. Power from a deep-cycle
5035Ah battery recharged daily. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW,
Clublog and to NI5DX as time and available internet permits.
QSL direct to Buzz, NI5DX. An OQRS on ClubLog is active for
this callsign - if you need a bureau card, please request it
through the OQRS, and he will send it when he can - probably
also once per year. For a more responsive paper QSL, please
QSL via NI5DX who operates a very timely service. For more
details and possible updates of his activities, visit his Blog
or Twitter page at: kk4oyj.wordpress.com
NA-220. Bo, OX3LX, will be returning to the Kookoerne Islands between
February 24-27th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via
OZ1PIF. Logs will be upload to LoTW and ClubLog.
OC-274. (NEW IOTA/Canceled). Activity schedule mid-February by three
Indonesian operators to Lucipara Island has been canceled due
to one of the operators (Budi, YF1AR) being taken ill to the
K1N NAVASSA DXPEDITION NEWS. The K1N DXpedition is now QRT as of early
Sunday morning 1400z. It was an interesting week for the team as they
ranked up big QSO totals (see below) on all bands, as well as operations
on 6m, 60m and the satellites. As this was being written on Sunday, the
log states as of February 13th at 1608z, they have made 130094 QSOs with
33331 Unique callsign (68834/CW, 50020/SSB, 29/FM and 11211/RTTY). Break-
down by Continents: 844/AF, 3/AN, 6631/AS, 41750/EU, 76821/NA, 1075/OC
and 2970/SA. This will be updated probably later Sunday evening or early
Monday morning. To see the complete breakdown (bands/modes/DXCC/Continent)
go to: https://secure.clublog.org/charts/?c=3Dk1n#r
QSL via N2OO, direct (Navassa 2015 DXpedition, c/o Bob N2OO, PO Box 345,
Tuckerton, NJ 08087) or by the Bureau (via N2OO c/o the W2 QSL Bureau).
An OQRS is available via ClubLog for both direct and Bureau QSLs. Also,
QSL via LoTW (Sooner rather than later).
KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS (Special Event). Look for special event station N0J
to be active from Tinian's Hot Peppper Festival between now and February
18th. Activity/operators will be by Radio Space Club of Tinian (NH0J) and
Mariana Intrepid Contest Club (AH0K). Activity will be on 80-10 meters
using CW (by OH7WV between Feb. 13-17th) and SSB (SSB by JA1NVF between
Feb. 12-16th), some focus on 30m. They will not operate 24 hours a day.
QSL via JQ2GYU. Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog.
KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA. Masahiro, JH3PRR, will once again be active as KH8B
from the Turtle & Shark Lodge in Pago Pago during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 24-25th) and CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th), probably as
a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. His operations will take place
between October 21-26th and November 25-30th. If like last time, his
equipment will be: K3+2K-FA 1.5kW, 10-20m HEXBEAM and 30-160m VDP. He
will have a 6m beacon. Outside of the contest, activity will be focused
on AS, EU and AF. QSL via JH3PRR or LoTW (preferred). OQRS via ClubLog
will also be available too. Contest log will be uploaded after a week.
OQRS Bureau will be available for only 4 months and closed after that.
P4, ARUBA. Operators Andy/K2LE and Gerald/W1VE will be active as P40LE
during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 21-22nd) as a Multi-
Single entry. QSL via K2LE.
PI25, THE NETHERLANDS. During 2015 the special prefix/callsign PI25COM
will be used during several contests by the 'Contestgroup Oude Maas' (COM)
[club callsign PI4COM] to celebrate their 25th anniversary as a radio
club. The PI25COM callsign was used this past weeked during the Dutch
PACC Contest. QSL via PA3CAL. For more details about the COM and their
upcoming activities, see: www.pi4com.nl
PJ2, CURACAO. Thilo, DL9NBJ, will be active as PJ2/DL9NBJ from Curacao
(SA-099) between February 17th and March 10th. Using an Elecraft KX3
with 12 watts into vertical wire dipole and 12m fiberglass pole, look
for him on the HF bands operating CW and SSB. Skeds are possible via
E-mail or Echolink (see QRZ.com). QSL via his home callsign, direct or
by the Bureau. Log will be uploaded to ClubLog.
PJ2, CURACAO. A group of operators will activate PJ2T, the Caribbean
Contesting Consortium's (CCC) Signal Point Station on Curacao (SA-099,
WLOTA LH-0942) during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 21-22nd) as a
Multi-Multi entry. QSL PJ2T via LoTW or W3HNK. Look for operators to
possibly be active before and after the contest using their own PJ2/
homecall callsigns. QSL via the operator's instructions. Operators
mentioned are Mal/NP2L, Bill/W9VA, Jim/W0NB, Geoff/W0CG, Charles/WA9S,
Kyle/WA4PGM, Martin/K2PLF and Jim/WI9WI.
PQ0T, TRINDADE AND MARTIM VAZ ISLANDS (Update). F=E1bio, PP5BZ, informs/
updates OPDX that his team will be active from Trindade Island this April
using the callsign PQ0T. The team will consist of Fabio/PP5BZ, Jaime/PP5JD
and Claudio/PY3OZ. They have received a release from the Brazilian Navy
to operate only three days from Trindade. Thus, in order to accommodate
the whole DX community, they ask everyone to avoid duplicate or even
contacts on bands/modes that they already have for the DXCC Challenge. =
ATNOs and UNIQUEs will be their priority. Activity should be on 80-6
meters with two stations on the air simultaneously. Any and all help
for the DXpedition to Trindade Island will be very welcome. For more
information on how you can contribute to the PQ0T DXpedition 2015, please
contact them via E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (February 16-22nd)....
Feb/16th AN Feb/19th AN Feb/21st AN
Feb/17th HN Feb/20th AN Feb/22nd HN
SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
----------------- ------ -------- ------
AN - Above Normal Quiet K=3D0-1 0-7
HN - High Normal Unsettled K=3D2 8-15
LN - Low Normal Active K=3D3 16-29
BN - Below Normal Minor Storm K=3D4 30-49
DIS - Disturbed Major Storm K=3D5 50-99
VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=3D6-9 100-400
REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE <www.bandconditions.com>:
The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
(REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
new Ionospheric sounding method called 'HF Ionospheric Interferometry'
which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.
PT7, BRAZIL (LH Op!). Carlos, PT7ZT/p, will be active from the Paracuru
Lighthouse, February 20-22nd, during the S.A. LightHouse Weekend. The
operation is valid for the Lighthouses for the Brazilian Lighthouse Award
(DFB BRA-276) and Cear=E1 State Lighthouse Award (DFCE CE-09. QSL via his
PW0, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Martti, OH2BH, sent out the following press
release on February 11th [edited]: SCIENCE EXPEDITION TO FERNANDO DE
NORONHA, PW0F -- Friday, Feb. 20th through Wednesday, Feb. 25th, 2015 --
Dr. Ville Hiilesmaa, PY2ZEA, and Senior Researcher Martti Laine, OH2BH,
on science expedition.
Next week's PW0F operation carries major scientific value, which may
result in some sporadic and unexpected appearance and/or sudden dis-
appearance of the signal. The essence of the study is taking two ladies
to a somewhat remote island and putting their psychological stability
to the test while left idling in the absence of two men running the
ARRL DX Contest. Depending on the intermediate results the ladies minds
may be further be challenged by testing the effect of other radio fre-
quencies outside of the contest frequency spectrum. The results will be
distributed on their science paper QSL card via OH2BH.
-- (ed. Also see ZF below)
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (February 15th)
3G7R via CE7FKG (d) EX2V via RW6HS (d) PI25COM via PA3CAL
3A/AI4SV via AI4SV H2X via IZ4AMS PI4A via PB1WB
4L5P via UT7QF HA10SOTA via HA1DTQ R1989A via UA4AJD
5B4ALX via IZ4AMS IO9Z via IT9DSZ RC70YC via K2PF
AO2NN via EA2NN K6IJ/KH6 via EA5GL RI1ANZ via RN1ON
BI4SSB via BA4TB KH7XX via EB7DX (d) SQ85PZK via SP3KWA
CE0Y/RW3RN via RW3RN LX/DF2SD via DF2SD TC100GLB via TA1CM
DP1POL via DL1ZBO LZ112RF via LZ1YE TG9IIN via K4TI
EA9/DL2RNS via DL2RNS LZ550SI via LZ1KCP TM12WAP via F8DHE
ED1A via EA1AST MX0SSW via M0NJW TM6C via F6KMB
EE5D via EA5YI N0J via JJ2VLY W1/YO7ARY via YO7ARY
EG4PAR via EA4PN PA15CC via PA7HPH YT90NS via YU7BPQ
EH5ASB via EA5DPF PA15TSS via PD2RKG ZM3T via ZL3TE (d)
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only
(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3A2LF, 4L8A, 4W/NB3MM, 5B4AJC, 5Q2J, 5W0M, 7Q7BP,
9A7C, 9A5SM, CE2AWW, DL3DRN, DL5ZB, DL9MS, DP1POL, EA1PO, EC7RC, EI3HA,
F4FFH, F5IDJ, F5PAC, F6HKA, FJ/N9SW, G4RRA, GW4OGO, J6/DL7VOG, J79WTA,
JA7QVI, JA9CWJ, JE1LFX, JH1GNU, LA0FA, LA8DW, LA8XRA, LB7ZG, LX1NO,
M0VKC, OE2VEL, ON4AXU, OA6Q, OO2T, OM5FM, PA0MBD, R6LAQ, RU3FM, SM6CUK,
SP3UIW, SP5APW, SQ2IHP, SV2CLJ, T6T, US7LM, UA3PI, VA1SEA, VP2V/SP6CIK,
YB3MM/8 (OC-247), YB8RW/P (OC-076), YB8RW/P (OC-145), YB8RW/P (OC-209),
YB8RW/P (OC-210), YB8RW/P (OC-213), YB8RW/P (OC-222), YO9BLY, VU4CB,
XR0YJ, XW4ZW and ZL1BYZ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4X6TT, 7O2A, C21BN (OC-031), DM3YI, J48TSL
(EU-060), KH6GA, KH8Z, SV2ASP/A, V55V, V6T (OC-132), V63YY (OC-010),
VK9DLX, VP8LP/100, VU4CB (AS-033), VU2GSM, VU4KV, XR0YJ, XW4ZW, XX9R,
YB4IR/8 (OC-157), YB4IR/8 (OC-224), YC8UTI (OC-209), YF4KHZ (OC-144),
Z81D, Z81X and ZD8O
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3W1D, 3Z3P, 4O8A, 5B/DJ6OZ, 6K5BXQ,
6M0W/5, 9H3XX, 9K2/SP4R, A3EAQ, AH2Y, CE0Y/DL8LR, D44TBE, D7G, D9K,
D85C, D90ID, DS1CPT, DS2NMJ, DS4GEX, DS5HAZ, DS0DX/2, DT0DWAC, ES0/SP7VC,
FO/DF1YP, HB0/DL3TU/P, HF37SONDA, HF650S, HF685DM, HL1TP, HL2/F4AAR,
HL2OLN, HL3EHK, HL4CCM, HL5QY, HL9A, HS1FVL, IG9/S57UN, J79WE, J88HL,
LA/SP7VC, LY44WFF, OY2H, PJ7/G3TXF, RA/WX8C, S545DSW, S546EB, S575FOC,
SN13C, SN100PKK, TA3ABM, TA3SA, TA9J, TF/G3TXF, TK/SP7VC, VK9AA,
VP2V/SP6CIK, YB8Y, YM3KB, Z38/DL1HUF, Z6/S52DD, Z6/S52DD and ZD9XF
S7, SEYCHELLES. Chadra, JT1CO, will be active as S79CO from the Seychelles
between February 14-25th. Activity will be on 60-10 meters with 100 watts
and a SteppIR Big IR antenna. QSL via his home callsign.
T8, PALAU. Shigeto, 7K2TTJ, will be active as T88YD from Palau between
March 14-18th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign.
TI9, COCOS ISLAND (Reminder). The TI9/3Z9DX team should be arriving on Cocos
Island by the time you read this and be on the air February 16th. Activity
should last until about the 22nd (Radio Permit is issued for 7 days only,
that means they can operate only for about 6 days). Operators are Dom/3Z9DX,
Jorge/TI2HMJ, Przemek/SP8SIW and Dmitri/RA9USU. Two stations will be on the =
ir operating 160=AD10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. There 'may be' some 6
meter activity. QSL via 3Z9DX direct or the OQRS on ClubLog only; (no need
to send a paper card) and NO IRCs anymore (no exceptions). For more details,
TX3X CHESTERFIELD DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release #3). Gene, K5GS, sent out
the following on February 14th [edited]: Chesterfield Islands 2015 DX-
pedition (OC-176) -- Congratulations to the K1N team, they did an out-
standing job under difficult conditions.
TX3X License -- It=92s official! The documents were received on February
4th granting us the call sign TX3X. =
On-Island Team: With the addition of Arnie, N6HC, we completed staffing
the on-island team. Arnie, a well known DX-peditoner, has participated
on the following DX-peditions: K7C-Kure atoll (2005), 3B7C- St. Brandon
Island (2007), TX5C- Clipperton Island (2008), K4M-Midway Island (2009),
T31A- Kanton atoll, Central Kiribati (2011), T32C- Christmas Island,
Eastern Kiribati (2011), NH8S-Swains Island (2012), T33A-Banaba (2013)
and FT5ZM-Amsterdam Island (2014). In addition to his radio operator
responsibilities Arnie will be our team doctor.
Corporate Sponsors: Signing on as a sponsor is: DX-Engineering
DX-Engineering has been a long time sponsor of DX-peditions and the DX
community. Several other firms have offered their products and services.
As we work through the equipment requirements we=92ll submit our require-
ments to these generous potential sponsors.
Fundraising: We kicked off our fund raising activities on January 18th.
We're pleased to report significant contributions from the: Northern
California DX Foundation (NCDXF), Oceania DX Group (ODXG), International
DX Association (INDEXA), German DX Foundation (GDXF) and the UK DX
To date we also received support from: Lone Star DX Association,
LA DX Group, Mediterraneo DX Club, Danish DX Group, Long Island DX
Association, Nippon DX, and the Lynx DX Group. We appreciate these
early supporters of the project, and of course, we appreciate the
support from our individual donors.
Log Search =96 OQRS Software Project: Our software has been updated with
the latest (and final) enhancements with regression testing underway.
The user interface will look familiar to anyone that has ever used an
OQRS application. The QSL management back end functions are working as
designed and will significantly reduce the labor associated with pro-
cessing OQRS, Direct and Buro requests, including LoTW. We have a list
of additional enhancements that will be considered after the TX3X project.
Chesterfield Islands Most wanted Position -- Chesterfield Islands were
bumped to Number 23 Most Wanted in Clublog.
Misc: Freight forwarding firms and customs brokers have been identified
and contacted. We also connected with a Carnet firm that will process the
mandatory detailed and complex paperwork when shipping internationally.
Please direct any questions to: email@example.com =
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73, Team Chesterfield 2015
V6, MICRONESIA (Reminder). Madison, W5MJ, will once again be active as
V63MJ from a new location, Kosrae Island (OC-059), between February 16-24th.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters CW only using a K3 and KPA500 amp. QSL
via his home callsign.
V6, MICRONESIA. Ken, JR1JYR, will be active as V63JYR from Phonpei,
Federated State of Micronesia (OC-010), between March 5-11th. Activity
will be on 20-10 meters (including 17/12m) using mainly CW, SSB and
the Digital modes. QSL via JR1JYR or LoTW.
V6, MICRONESIA (Update). Operators Keith/GM4YXI (GM5X) and Chris/GM3WOJ
(GM2V) will be active as V6Z from Blue Lagoon Resort on Chuuk Island
(OC-011) between March 27th and April 9th. Activity will be on 80-10
meters (possibly 160m, but no 60m) using CW and SSB. They plan on being
in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th). However, it is unlikely to
be a serious effort because they will still be trying to get antennas
erected over that weekend and generally getting into full DXpedition mode.
Keith states, 'As with our previous efforts (ZK2X, ZK2V, VK9CZ, A35X, A35V),
the two of us will be QRV as much as possible. Antennas will be vertical
Moxon beams on 10-20m and verticals on 30-80m. The QTH looks as if it
should permit us erecting antennas close to the beach but the location
is =91untried=92 so we will know more when we get there.' Look for the logs
to be uploaded daily to LoTW, as well as possibly real-time logging to
ClubLog if the Internet access is good. QSL via N2SL. A website is under
construction and should be more developed over the next couple of weeks
VP9, BERMUDA. Kurt, W6PH, will once again be active as VP9/W6PH for the
ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 21-22nd) as a Single-Op/All-
Band/Low-Power entry. QSL only direct to his home callsign W6PH.
XT, BURKINA FASO. Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as XT2AW from
Ouagadougou between May 20th and June 25th. Activity will be holiday style
on CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Martti, OH2BH, sent out the following press release
on February 11th [edited]: CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF2BH FOR MORE CONTACTS TO
PEOPLE -- Tuesday, Mar. 3rd through Mar. 9th ,2015 -- The party of Leena,
OH2BE, and Martti, OH2BH, will continue their study tour to Cayman Islands,
where Martti will air ZF2BH in the ARRL SSB Contest along with Joe, ZF2AH
(W6VNR). The duo is grateful for the assistance of John/ZF1DJ, Andrew/ZF1EJ,
Joe/ZF2AH and John/ZF2AM and the entire gang at the Cayman Amateur Radio
Society, ZF1A. ZF2BH via OH2BH and ZF2AH via W6VNR.
ZL, NEW ZEALAND. Operators Mark/ZL3AB, Geoff/ZL3GA and Phil/ZL3PAH will
use the 'Quake Contesters' callsign ZL3X during the ARRL International
CW Contest (February 21-22nd) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW or
direct to ZL3PAH.
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