The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1225
August 3, 2015
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From Strongsville, OH
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DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week
of Sunday, 26th/July, through Sunday, 2nd/August there were 200 countries
active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S,
4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5V, 5W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K,
9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, CE,
CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6,
EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR,
FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HI, HK, HL,
HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, 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, PJ4, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5,
SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TI9, TK, TR, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3,
V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YJ, YL,
YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, 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'.
3C, EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Update). Ken, LA7GIA, will be active as 3C7GIA
(pending) from Malabo Island (AF-010) between November 12-23rd (not
October 10-22nd as first announced). Activity will be on 40-10 meters
using CW, SSB and RTTY. There is a slight chance for 80m depending on
conditions. Equipment will be a TS-480SAT with an Ameritron ALS 500m into
a Mosley Mini 32 ASP (2 element beam 20/15/10m), Mosley TW 22 M (2 element
beam 17/12m), Hygain AV640 and G5RV 80-10m wire antennas (backup). QSL
via LA7GIA direct ONLY (SAE + 3 USDs). Please note, NO IRC, NO Bureau
QSL. Bureau QSL will not be answered. For updates, check:
5E, MOROCCO. Members of ARRAM (Association Royale des Radio Amateur du
Maroc) are now active from Rabat and using the special event callsign
5E2E until September 30th. Activity is on the HF bands using CW and SSB.
QSL via EB7DX.
5H, TANZANIA (Update). Chas, NK8O/VE3ISD, will be active from Zinga,
Tanzania, between September 4-28th. His promised callsign is 5H3DX and
activity will be from the pediatric hospital at Zinga. Operations will be
holiday style. Power output will be the legal limit for Tanzania at 100w
and the primary antenna should be a Hexbeam configured for 20-6 meters,
including the WARC bands. Operations will be primarily CW. He states that
he will use a simple wire antenna and his KX3 with a KXPA100 amp. QSL via
EA7FTR, LoTW and eQSL.
9G, GHANA. Piotr, SP3UQE, will be active as 9G5SP from Ghana starting
sometime in mid-September. Look for him mainly on 20 meters using SSB
and RTTY. Activity on the other bands will depend on the antenna situation
at the site. QSL via SP3UQE. PLEASE NOTE: This callsign was previously used
by Sigi, DL7DF, during his DXpedition to Ghana <www.dl7df.com/9g5sp/=
For all QSOs made before June 2015 please contact Sigi, DL7DF.
9X, RWANDA. Bjorn, LA9IAA, is now active as 9X0AA from Kigali. The length
of his stay is unknown as well as his operating practices (bands/modes).
Activity so far has been mainly on 20 meters CW. QSL via his home callsign.
CO, BOLIVIA. Antonio, EA5RM, will be in Bolivia from August 29th to
September 15th, working on a NGO project installing HF radios solar
powered for medical purposes in isolated small villages deep inside
the Bolivian Amazon jungle. He will be on the air during his spare time
as CP1XRM using a barefoot solar powered HF station. QSL card via his
home callsign EA5RM.
E5, NORTH COOK ISLANDS (Update). Operators Rob/N7QT, YL Melanie 'Mel'/N7BX,
and Grant/KZ1W will be be active as E51MKW and E51MQT from Manihiki Atoll
(OC-014) between September 29th and October 27th. Activity has been updated
to 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, with a K3/KPA500 and a CrankIR
vertical on the beach. Rob reports, 'We are making progress on expedition
planning. Lodging and airline tickets have been secured. K3/KPA500 and
CrankIR verticals on the beach. We might be calling for EU/AF as well as
NA/SA during their respective sunrise and sunsets, and will work the rest
of the world during the remaining time. QSL Manager for this expedition
is N7BX.' QSL available using LoTW, direct with SASE (IRC or 2 USDs for
international), or by the Bureau.
E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Update). Milan, OK1DWC, is once again active as
E51DWC from the Rarotonga Islands (OC-013, WAZ - 32) and will be there
at least until September. Actually, Milan has been there and around the
islands since June 11th. He informs OPDX that he just got back (Friday,
07/17) from visiting neighboring islands and is now relaxing in the
gorgeous lagoons on Rarotonga Island. Remember, Milan is there to celebrate
his birthday. His activity will continue to be holiday style (family
holiday) on 160-10 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW,
SSB and RTTY. His equipment includes a TS-590S with a new 500w amp, a 5
band Spiderbeam at 10 meters, Invereted Vee and dipoles for 160, 80, 40
and 30 meters at a height of 20 meters. Milan states he has made 12,000
QSOs (as of 7/24). QSL via his home callsign. Confirmation is not a
problem across all OQRS's and the information can be found on:
FM/TO, MARTINIQUE. Gerd, DL7VOG, will be active from Martinique (NA-107)
between November 10th and December 8th. Gerd explain the use of his callsign
for this operation as follows: 'The only problem with the guest license was,
they issue TO calls just for a period of only 15 days. That means for me
to work half of the time under TO(4X), the other half under FM/DL7VOG. Odd
rules! Unfortunately the time period is too short to cover both contests -
the WAE-RTTY and the CQWW CW with a short callsign - there is always a day
missing, either the first day of the WAE or the last day of the CQWW. So I
decided to use the short callsign only during CQWW CW.' For more details
and updates, watch: www.dl7vog.de/html/fm_travelreport.html
FS, ST. MARTIN. John, W9ILY, will be active as FS/W9ILY from St. Martin
(NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383) between October 21-29th, outside of
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th). QSL via home callsign, direct,
by the Bureau or LoTW. ADDED NOTE: John will join operators John/K9EL,
Paul/K9NU and Guy/VE2BWL as TO1E during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
24-25th) as a Multi-Op entry.
HH, HAITI. Doug, KD8CAO, son of K8YSE (OPDX Webmaster), will be active
as HH8/KD8CAO from Jacmel (FK38rf) between August 15-22nd. He is there
on a 'Medical Mission Trip' with his XYL. Activity will be mainly on the
satellites (SSB/FM), with a possibility of some HF activity (QRP). His
activity on the satellite will be on FO29, AO7, AO73 and SO50. As this
was being written, Doug was thinking of using/taking his FT-817 (this
could change). QSL via KD8CAO and LoTW.
HI7, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Roberto, YV5IAL will be active as HI7/YV5IAL
between October 25-31st. This will be a QRP/Portable, holiday style
operation. Activity will be on PSK31 Digital mode on 14070.15 kHz, and
also on 40/30/15/10 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
HR, HONDURAS (IOTA Op). John, AD8J, will be operating as AD8J?/HR9 from
Roatan Island (NA-057) between August 13-18th. Operation will be holiday
style, mostly CW and mostly between 1900z and 0400z. Bands will be 40-10
meters, including the WARC bands, with usually a maximum of two bands per
day as he swaps out antennas. QSL via LoTW or direct with S.A.S.E.
AF-119. Operators Christian/EA3NT, Dave/EI9FBB, Col/MM0NDX, Ronald/
PA3EWP, Jacek/SP5APW and Craig/VK5CE will for the first time
ever activate Coetivy Island in the Seychelles between November
15-23rd. According to their press release [edited]: Situated
300km south of Mahe =96 Seychelles, Coetivty Island is home to
an active prison for low security prisoners and a rehabilitation
center for drug abusers. Visitation is strictly controlled and
access is only possible by private airplane charter, using the
short 550 meter airstrip.
The cost of staying for just one night on the island is
extortionate =96 we are staying for six nights! We have no choice
but to pay these staggering costs if we are to activate this
'Brand New IOTA' for the 1st time.
Using the callsign S79C, the experienced team (with over 160
DXpeditions between them) will be active on 40-10 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY, and if special permission can be granted, 6m
We are calling on all DX clubs, Foundations and the IOTA/DX
community to kindly consider donating to our =91Support=92 page =
<www.af119new.com> where full information can also be found.'
AS-058. Members of the Persatuan Radio Amateur Melayu Malaysia (ASTRA)
are organizing an operation to Pulau Songsong (Songsong Island)
between August 7-9th. The group will sign 9M4KI and will be
active on 40-10 meters SSB. QSL via 9W2ZHL direct at: Yuslefaizal
Ismail, No. 8, Jalan 6, Taman Pelangi, Simpang Empat, Perlis
02700, West Malaysia.
EU-012. Members of the Black Country DX & Contest group will be active
from Fair Isle between September 9-15th. Activity will be on
40-10 meters using CW, RTTY, SSB and some PSK. Due to no main
power throughout the night, they will be QRT each night around
2330 local and active each morning starting 0730 local. Hence,
no 160 or 80 meters. They will have 3 stations on the air at all
times from 0730 till 2330 each day between September 10-14th.
They are staying at the south lighthouse (SKADDAN) GRID O99EM,
WAB HZ16 and for the lighthouse chasers ILLW UK0127, ARLHS SCO
079 FAIR ISLE SOUTH SKADDAN and WLOTA LH 1319. QSL via Tim,
M0URX, online OQRS system at: www.m0urx.com/oqrs/
For direct QSLs, send to: Mr Tim Beaumont, P.O. Box 17,
Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 1SF, ENGLAND. THEY DO NOT REQUIRE
YOUR QSL CARD FOR CONFORMATIONS. Request QSLs via M0URX OQRS.
LoTW upload will be done upon their return home. CLUBLOG =
uploads will be every day. Operators are Simon/M0VKY, Terence/
G4MKP, James/M0YOM, Brian/G0JKY and Jim/M0CKE. For more infor-
mation, see their Web site at: www.ms0oxe.net
EU-040. Members of the GPDX-Portuguese DX Group will activate Berlenga
Island between August 11-15th. Operators mentioned are Luis/
CT1EEQ, Arlindo/CT1EGW and Luis/CT4NH and they will be signing
as homecalls/p. QSL via their respective callsigns. The operation
will take place from the Lighthouse (ARLHS POR004) thanks to
the Portuguese Navy. Counting also for WFF (World Flora and
Fauna Award) CTFF-015.
EU-064. Bernard, F9IE, will be using the special callsign TM73IE from
his QTH on Noirmoutier Island (DIFM AT020) for 15 days between
August 11th and October 5th. Activity will be from 40-6 meters
using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
NA-212. Dan, HR2DMR, states that his H76W has been extended for at
least another week or two on Farallones de Coseguina. However,
his operations will be limited to weekend style operation as
well as alternating his navy duties and hobbie. Most of his
operations will be SSB with some CW. QSL via KD4POJ.
NA-248. (Reminder/New IOTA) Cezar, VE3LYC, is planning to activate
Melville Island from the Arctic Watershed Observatory between
the period of August 3-11th. This will be a new entry on the
Arctic Challenge Directory. The callsign will be VY0M. All
contacts will count for CQ Zone 1.' Activity will be on 40-10
meters using CW and SSB. QSL via VE3LYC, direct or by the Bureau.
An OQRS will be available via ClubLog for both direct and Bureau
QSL. There is now a Web page available at: vy0m.weebly.com
OC-110. Rod, YJ8RN, will once again be active from Loh Island starting
August 4th through the 14th. Activity will be limited, and it
is suggested to watch 20 meters SSB around 0600z on 14190 kHz.
QSL via YJ8RN, direct, eQSL or LoTW.
SA-071. By the time you read this members of the PW2G team, who cancelled
their IOTA contest operation last weekend due to storms, are now
active (or about to go QRT) from Gatos Island. Activity will only
take place between August 1-2nd. For more details and updates,
IOTA TOUR. Mike, VY0BRR, currently active from Cape Dorset on Dorset Island
(NA-156), is expected to activate the following: 'I will be traveling to
other places in Nunavut and will activate some very rare IOTAs including:
Coral Harbour, Southampton Island/COATS (NA-007); Sanikiluaq, Belcher
Islands (NA-196), Igloolik Island (NA-174), Cambridge Bay, Victoria Island
(NA-006), and Qikiqtarjuaq/Broughton Island (NA-130)...and maybe I will
travel to some rare iotas in the Northwest Territories or NWT to the West...
and maybe to Yukon too (Vy1).' No dates have been announced, but on his
Web page Mike states, 'For the summer, I hope to be on the air from
Broughton Island (NA-130) in August 2015 with my Hexbeam, 500w amp and
windom for several days around 1800z-2100 on 7, 10, 14, 18, 24 and 28 MHz
(possibly 6m) if band conditions are good.' For more details and updates,
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For August). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of August 2015:
GX4BJC/A - Operated from Clacton-on-Sea, in Essex, by George/G1IPU.
(/A WAB Square TM11 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
George will also operate as GX4BJC/P from various locations.
His WAB information will be given if requested.
MX1SWL/A - Operated from Ivybridge, in Devonshire, by Peter/G4VFG.
(/A WAB Square SX65 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual
operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL
info is on <www.iswl.org.uk> or <www.qrz.com> or via <www.eQSL.cc>.
NO LoTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see
<www.iswl.org.uk> for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for
J6, ST. LUCIA. Operators Bill/AA4OC, Frank/KB7NJV, Russ/N7QR, Dave/N7DWL,
and Mac/WT4BT will be active as J6/homecall along with Joe/N7BF (J68KF)
from St. Lucia between November 7-14th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters
(possibly 80/6 meters) using all modes. Their operations will be from a
villa and from various beaches and hilltops. QSL via LoTW or via their
N2, UNITED STATES (IOTA/LH Op). Members of the Old Barney ARC will be
operating as N2OB from the Barnegat Lighthouse (USA-039, 'Old Barney')
on Long Beach Island (NA-111), NJ, on Saturday, August 1st from about
1300-2100 UTC. QSL via N2OB. =
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 3-9th)....
Aug/03rd AN Aug/06th AN Aug/08th HN
Aug/04th AN Aug/07th LN Aug/09th BN
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.
PW70, BRAZIL (Special Event). Rony, PS7AB, will activate special event
station PW70FEB between August 1-31st. Activity is to celebrate the 70th
anniversary of World War II and to remember the importance of PEACE. The
special callsign is also in honor to all who participated in the war,
especially the Brazilian Expeditionary Force - FEB, on the battlefields
in Italy. Operations will be on 40/20/17/15/10 meters using SSB and CW/
Digital. QSL via PS7AB, direct (2 USDs), by the Bureau, eQSL or LoTW. A
special certificate will be sent in 2016 via E-mail to stations who made
contacts with at least 10 Special Event Stations by mode (SSB, CW or
Digital), or mixed (3 modes). Each month in 2015, Ronaldo will activate
a different callsign and also send 12 different QSLs. PW70FEB is the
eighth special event station to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the
end of World War II in 2015. For more details, visit the following Web
pages at: www.radioamador.org.br/certificate_70th_world_war.htmqrz.com/db/pw70feb
PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Leo, PP1CZ, will once again be active as
PY0F/PP1CZ from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003, DIB OC-01, WLOTA 1208, WWFF
PYFF-016) between August 26-31st. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10
meters with some tries on 6 meters (if he has propagation on this band) and
using CW, RTTY and some SSB. QSL him direct, by the Bureau (Slow), LoTW
or OQRS (email@example.com). Check out the pictures of his 2013/2014
operations on QRZ.com.
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (July 31st)
4L13EYOF via 4L1BR EM1000UKW via US5UCC PV70FEB via PS7AB
5E2E via EB7DX (d) HT7C via TI4SU R15CWC/0 via RM4C
5P0O/P via OZ1GDI (e) LA/OE5FSM/P via OE5FSM R1CC via DJ1ND
5P6BA via DK6BA MX0WFF via M0WFF (B) R70NIK via RV9CQ
8N23WSJ via JA1YSS OK/PA5MH/P via PA5MH S61KK via JH1ILX (d)
9A/OK1RS via OK1RS OS22F via ON4RSX SM/DG5CST via DG5CST
9A/S59A via S59A (d) OU0POLIO via OZ1ACB SP9/DJ7ZO via DJ7ZO
9A8TQF via HB9TQF (B) OZ7TM via DL1TM UB5O/3 via R5QA
9X0AA via LA9IAA PA12HJ via PA9LUC UE85WDW via RV3SBS
DL0PPP via DH8GHH PD44FF via PD3MR (B) YU178SB via YU1KN
DU1/A61DJ via A61BK PI600SRA via (B/e) YU45DX via YU1DX
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau
(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only
NEW QSL MANAGER. Pedro, EA5GL, informs OPDX, 'I'm the new QSL Manager
for all DXpeditions past and future of I1FQH. I can confirm these past
expeditions: 5V7V, 5V7DX, 5V7PRF, MJ/I1FQH, SV5/I1FQH, SV9/I1FQH and
EA6/I1FQH. If there are still people who need these cards, you can
send to EA5GL.'
QSL 5Q2J via LoTW, Bureau and direct (see QRZ.com) [Please NO E-QSL].
Activity was from Sjaeland Island (EU-029) during the RSGB IOTA Contest.
QSL OZ2PBS via LoTW, Bureau and direct (see QRZ.com) [Please NO E-QSL].
Activity was from Sjaeland Island (EU-029) during the RSGB IOTA Contest.
QSL PJ4V via M0URX ONLY: by OQRS (Direct or Bureau), Direct by mail
(with SAE + $2), on LoTW, or via the RSGB Bureau (all bureau cards
MUST be marked 'via M0URX'). Please go to <www.qrz.com/db/M0URX>
for M0URX's mailing address.
QSL RK3SWB/1 by the Bureau or direct to: CLUB STATION, 390000, RYAZAN
P.O. BOX 1, Russia. Activity was from Kem'ludskiy Island (EU-147, RR
02-62) during the RSGB IOTA Contest. Operators were SWL R3S-367, R3SFF,
Vas/RU3SD and Serge/UA3SKV.
The TI9/RA9USU log and OQRS is now available on ClubLog at:
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2KM, EA3BT, F4FLF, FR/F5UOW, FW1JG, HK3W,
JA0HWF, LA9VDA (EU-079), PJ7DX, PV8ADI, S79HN, VE3FGU, VE9DX, YJ0GA
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3A/F4FET, 3B8/W6NV, 3B8MM, 4S7NE, 6Y2M, 8Q7SA,
D44TBO, FH/F4FET, HL60HQ/5, HR2/N6AA, HZ1HZ, JW9JKA, K8N, OX3LX (NA-220),
PJ7AA, PQ0T, RI1ANT and ZF2BH
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4S7BRG, 5B8AP/P, 9H1BT, 9H1EJ, AM1W,
CM7SN, CU3AK, CU3EM, CU9X, EA8DG, EJ9JM, EM140CIP, ER1DR, ER1RY, GJ6YB,
IT9JAM, JX5O, MS0OXE, OY3QN, PY2WC, RL9AA, RM4A, RP68WR, TF3AM, TF8GX,
TM8BIRD, UE9FAT, UN/ER1SS, VC3O, XE1ZVO and YB1AG
T47, CUBA (LH Op). Members of the Camaguey Contest Crew got special
permission to operate as T47LH during the ILLW from the Colon Light-
house at Sabinal Key, Cuba. A crew of 5 hams (CO7RR, CO7SF, CO7FR, CO7DS
and CO7WT) will be active from mid-day August 14th to mid-day August 16th.
Operations are planned on all HF bands (60m is pending approval) and
Satellite via SO-50 passes during the ILLW. For more info and details,
see the QRZ.com page for T47LH. QSL route is TBD.
TK, CORSICA. Alberto, IZ1FRM, will be active as TK/IZ1FRM from Corsica
(EU-014) between August 24-29th. Activity will be holiday style on the
HF bands. QSL via IW1RLS.
V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS. A group of JA operators will be active from Majuro
Island (OC-029) between September 24-28th. Operators are YL Mami/JP3AYQ
(V73YL) and her husband Sanny/JJ3CIG (V73H), Team Leader Takio/JH3QFL
(V73A), Co-Leader Keizo 'Kay'/JH3AZC (V7EME) and Hiro/JR3GWZ (V73GW).
Activity will be on the HF bands, 6 meters, satellite, EME, CW, SSB
and RTTY. Radios are a FT857 and FT847. Their antennas will be a homebrew
3 element full size beam (3 bands) and a SpiderBeam antenna (5 band).
They will also have a Elecraft 500w amp to use. QSL all operators via
their home callsigns. ADDED NOTES:
* YL Mami, JP3AYQ, states (on QRZ.com), that her activity will be holiday
style (she like to scuba dive) on the HF bands using CW (be patient),
SSB and the Digital mode (RTTY). Suggested frequencies are the IOTA
frequencies, such as 14260, 14040, 21260 and 21040 kHz. QSL via JP3AYQ,
direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog.
She does have a Blog page at: jp3ayq.269g.net
* Sanny, JJ3CIG/KH0YA, states (on QRZ.com), that he plans to operate on
the JT65 mode. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by eQSL.
VK0EK DXPEDITION NEWS (Heard Island Expedition Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 3).
The current Heard Island Expedition Newsletter (Vol. 1, No. 3) is now
out. Individuals may have already received this because they subscribed
to it, or you made a donation to the expedition, or they are a team member
or a corporate sponsor, or Bob, KK6EK, just happens to know you and think
you would like to have it. This issue goes to 783 different people.
Bob also informs [edited], 'There is no charge or obligation for this
=AD we just want to help you make a QSO with VK0EK, or to collaborate in
the scientific work. Future Newsletters will be issued now and then,
when we have something to say, probably every few weeks. If you missed
a previous Newsletter and would like to have a copy, you can find a link
on p. 4 <www.heardisland.org/HD_pages/HD_newsletter_back_issues.html>
to download the back issue.
The expedition is scheduled to begin in early March 2016, and end in
late April. You can see the current status of the project on the main
website <www.heardisland.org>, and on the blogsite <www.vk0ek.org>.
I hope you like this Newsletter and find it useful. If you have sugges-
tions, comments, subjects you would like to see addressed, etc., or wish
to be removed from the distribution list, please write to me.....
Bob, KK6EK -- Organizer/Expedition Leader'
For more details on the mailing list for the newsletter, go to:
VP8SGI & VP8STI DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release). Paul, N6PSE, sent out the
following press release on July 31st: The Intrepid DX Group is pleased to
announce that all of our plans are moving forward very well. We are pleased
that we have been able to add World-Class CW Maestro Dmitri Zhikharev-RA9USU
to our team.
We have now shipped all of our equipment to New Zealand at considerable
expense. Our container contents will be loaded aboard the RV Braveheart
and will meet us in the Falkland Islands in January.
This will be a =93Pure DX=94 event. We have assembled a team of World-Cla=
experienced operators, including two DX Hall of Fame members. Our sole
focus is on getting you in our logs!
When our voyage starts, you can see our location in real time on a map
on our website. You will know when we are about to land or are departing
one island for the other. We will be in daily satellite communications
with our Pilots, and support team. You can get a feel for propagation
as we will be QRV as VP8IDX/MM on the way to and from the islands.
Our plan is to be at each of these top ten entities for ten days. To
effectively do that, we need your support.
The fourteen members of the VP8STI/VP8SGI team have committed to paying
$210,000 of the $425,000 needed to carry out this Dxpedition. To date, we
have raised $118,000 in club and individual donations. We still have a
significant deficit of $97,000. The VP8STI/VP8SGI asks for more support
from the DX Clubs of North America, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe
and Asia to support our plans. Many well established clubs have yet to
To date, our Club & Individual donations by continent are as follows:
North America: 80% Oceania 1%
Europe: 13% Middle East & Africa: 0%
Asia: 6% Mexico/South America: 0%
So, please consider a generous contribution to this project. To have
your club or organization=92s logo included with the QSL card, please
contribute $250 or more. Individual contributions of $150 or more will
be listed with the QSL card. All donors of $25 or more will receive an
early LoTW upload. Everyone who supports the Dxpedition will be listed
and properly recognized on our website.
We encourage you to visit our website <www.intrepid-dx.com/vp8> and
donate via the PayPal link. It=92s easy and free to donate. Alternatively,
you can mail a check or money order to the address listed below:
Payable to: Intrepid-DX Group
C/O David Jorgensen-WD5COV, CFO/Treasurer
18645 Cortez Rd SE, Deming, NM 88030 USA
Thank you, The Intrepid-DX Group VP8 Team
XU, CAMBODIA. Rene, F6CTW, is currently and once again active as XU7AEX
from Phnom Penh until August 10th. Activity is expected on 40-10 meters
using mainly CW. QSNs show 30/20/17/15 meters. QSL via F6CTW direct or
YASME NEWS. The following press release was sent out by Kip Edwards, W6SZN,
Secretary of The Yasme Foundation, on July 28th:
THE YASME FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SUPPORTING GRANTS -- The Board of Directors
of the Yasme Foundation is pleased to announce that it has made supporting
grants in furtherance of its goal of supporting the development of amateur
radio, as follows:
- A grant to the Organizing Committee of the 2018 World Radio Team
Championship for the organizational and licensing fees associated
with two special call sign stations
- A grant to the Reverse Beacon Network for the purchase of the
equipment necessary to establish a node at the ET3AA club station
- A grant to a representative of the Voodoo Contest Group for the
purchase of amateur radio training materials to be used for training
sessions of future licensees in Liberia
The Yasme Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to conduct
scientific and educational projects related to amateur radio, including
DXing (long distance communication) and the introduction and promotion of
amateur radio in developing countries. For additional information about
The Yasme Foundation, visit our website at <www.yasme.org>.
Ward Silver, N0AX, President
The Yasme Foundation
Board of Directors: Fred Laun, K3ZO, Director and Vice-President
Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Director and Treasurer
Kip Edwards, W6SZN, Director and Secretary
Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T, Director
Ken Claerbout, K4ZW, Director
Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director
Mac McHenry, W6BSY, Director
Bob Vallio, W6RGG, Director
YJ, VANUATU. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will be active as YJ0NH from the Benjor
Beach Resort (Club), Port Vila, between September 3-7th. Activity will
be on 80-6 meters (except 15m) using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW, by the
Bureau or direct (see QRZ.com). For more details and updates, watch:
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