The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1235
October 12, 2015
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written From Strongsville, OH
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 & W1AW, W2SC, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX,
N4AA & QRZ DX, K5GS, N6MJ, N6PSE, W6ZL, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, KZ8Y, W8GEX &
60m News, N0FCD, W0GJ, Sharon Taratula, CO8TW, DH7WW, DJ8NK, DL1SBF, DL7UXG
& The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL,
F5UII, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, Heather Parsons, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX
News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JA1TRC, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA
Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SO5S, VA3RJ & ICPO, 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, 4th/October, through Sunday, 11th/October there were 211
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5W, 5X, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H,
9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3,
C5, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E4, E5/n,
E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F,
FG, FJ, FK, FK/c, FM, FO, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB,
HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, JA, JD/o, JT,
JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA,
OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PY,
S0, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T30, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG,
TI, TK, TR, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7,
V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VR, VU, XE, YA, YB, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU,
YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, 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'.
4U70, U.N. HEADQUARTERS. 'The Daily DX' reports that on October 24th,
the U.N. will celebrate its 70th anniversary of United Nations Day.
In celebration, the members of the United Nations Amateur Radio Club
will be active as 4U70UN from the U.N Garden in the vicinity of the
complex. Activity will be limited in time and with equipment. The list
of operators has not been announced. A special QSL will be available
60 METERS NEWS (New Countries)................
* VP8STI & VP8SGI - This is the first time 60m has been close to the
Antarctica Circle. The co-leaders are as excited about putting this
new one on 60m. K3LP, one of the leaders, has put 60m new ones on
before. With this team you get twice your moneys worth as they are
going to South Sandwich Island on January 17th, and South Georgia
Island February 1st. =
* KH5P PALMYRA - Will also be a new one on 60m. January 19-26th. Many
of these crew members were on the Navassa team.
* T42US CUBA - Just a reminder that this new country on 60m will be
on the air October 21st, 22nd and 23rd until 23:59Z. Then they will
be back on October 26th and 27th (closing down late afternoon on the
27th). For more details, see the T42US Web site at: www.t42us.com
6W, SENEGAL. Francis, F6BLP, will once again be active as 6W7SK from Saly
Portudal, 80 kms south of Dakar on the coast, between January 3-31st (2016).
Activity will be holiday style using the same station as last time (IC-7100,
BLA-350, into G5RV antenna and inverted L for 160m) operating mainly CW
(some SSB and RTTY) on 160-6 meters. Look for his low band activity during
his local sunrise and sunset. QSL via F6BLP, direct or by the Bureau. Logs
will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. For more details, logs and pictures of
his last operation, visit: www.f6blp.org
6Y, JAMAICA (Update/Postponed). Masato, JA0RQV, who was expected to be
active as 6Y5/JA0RQV from Jamaica (NA-097) between October 24th and
December 9th, has postponed his business trip and operation to 6Y5.
He states that it will be rescheduled in February 2016.
6Y, JAMAICA. Paul, K1XM, will once again be active as 6Y9X from Jamaica
(NA-097, WLOTA 0214) and plans to be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
24-25th) possibly as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power/Assisted entry. His
category may change because the station was struck by lightning and he
doesn't know how much he will be able to get working. So it could be low
power, or no assist, or he may spend the whole weekend on the towers.
Activity outside the contest will probably be mostly CW, depending on what
antenna repairs are needed and how long they take to fix. QSL via KQ1F. =
7P, LESOTHO. Chris, MW6GOZ, will be active as 7P8GOZ from Lesotho sometime
in December during the Christmas holiday. Activity will be on 40 and 20
meters using SSB. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW.
8P, BARBADOS. Chuck, KG9N, will be active as 8P9AL from St. Philip, Barbados
(NA-021), between October 15-29th. Look for him in the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 24-25th). QSL via KG9N. PLEASE NOTE: This is a reissued callsign.
Yuri, VE3DZ, used the callsign in May of 2002. Please QSL those contacts
8P, BARBADOS. Tom, W2SC, will once again be active as 8P5A during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power
entry. He will be on Barbados between October 20-27th, so look for him
to do casual operating and testing before and after the contest on 160-10
meters using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW or direct to NN1N.
9H, MALTA. Zoltan, HA5PP, will once again be active as 9H3PP during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op entry. Activity
outside of the contest will take place a few days before the contest and
will be on 17 and 12 meters. QSL via HA5PP.
A3, TONGA. Dave, W6ZL, who has been active for the last year and half as
3D2KM from Fiji, will be active as A35KL from the Kingdom of Tonga between
October 17-24th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW
and RTTY. Equipment will be a K3 with verticals at Kanokupolu on the
western side of Tongatapu Island (OC-049). QSL via LoTW or direct to W6ZL.
He will be returning to Fiji afterwards. =
A7, QATAR. Once again, a joint team with members from and Qatar Amateur
Radio Society (QARS), Danish Contest Academy and others, will be ( very )
active from an impressive set up at the Disaster Management Camp compound
in Al Khor in northern Qatar, as A73A in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are several newly Qatari
licensees and more experienced operators: Juma/A71EM, Jan/OZ1ADL, Aziz/
A71GO, Alex/OZ7AM, Mubarak/A71AE, Mindaugas/LY4L, Kumar/A75GM, Romeo/S59M,
Jameel/A71FJ, and possibly more members of QARS. They will be active from
the compound and at the same time use the opportunity to display Radio
Sport to visitors. The team will be setting up the station in the weeks
prior to the Contest and will be active with the regular club callsign
A71A, with particular emphasis on the low bands. QSL via A71A.
A7, QATAR. Operators Saif/A71AM, Khalid/A71CO, Abdulla/A71CV, Ali/A71BX,
Faisal/9K2RR, Suli/7Z1SJ, Hani/HZ1HN, Abdullah/HZ1BW, Abdul/HZ1DG, Fawaz/
A92AA, Majed/HZ1MX, Maher/HZ1BL, Alex/SQ9UM, Pete/SQ9DIE, Rafal/SQ9CNN and
Piotr/SQ9FK will be active as A71CV during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
24-25th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via A71CV.
CR3, MADEIRA. Members of the Madeira Contest Team will be active as CR3A
from Madeira Island (AF-014) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
24-25th) as a Multi-? entry. Operators mentioned are Tony/CT1FFU, Joe/
CT3BD, Luis/CT3DL, Joe/CT3DZ, Luis/CT3EE, Duarte/CT3EN, Tiago/CT3KU,
Jose/CT3KY, Jose/CT3NT (CT1BOH), Jozef/OM3GI and Stenfan/OM3RG. QSL
via LoTW or EA5GL.
DP1, ANTARCTICA. It has been reported that Felix, DL5XL, will once again
be active as DP1POL from the German Neumayer Station III (WW Loc. IB59UH)
between November 2015 and February 2016. Activity will be on all HF bands
using mainly CW and possibly some SSB and Digital modes. QSL via DL1ZBO or
LoTW. ADDED Felix does have a FaceBook page at: =
Also, Marcus, DL1MH, is expected to be active as DP0GVN from the same
station between December 2015 to February 2017. His activity will be on
the HF bands using mainly SSB. QSL DP0GVN via DL5EBE.
DXCC NEWS. Sharon Taratula, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that
the following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
TX3X - 2015 Operation
ZA1KS - 2015 Operation
E2, THAILAND. Members of the Thailand DX Association (HSDXA) will be
active as E2X during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25tH) and the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via
LoTW. Visit the HSDXA FaceBook page or Web page at:
E3, ERITREA. Zorro, JH1AJT, will once again be active as E30FB from Asmara
between October 16-22nd. His activities will be on SSB, during his off
duty hours on his business trip. He will bring TS-590, 1.3K-FA, 20/15/10m
tri-bander Yagi, and verticals for 17 and 40m bands. QSL via JH1AJT:
PO Box 8, Oiso, Naka, Kanagawa, 259-0111, Japan. An OQRS and LoTW confir-
mation will be provided after his return.
ED8, CANARY ISLANDS. An international contest team will be active as ED8X
from Tenerife Island (IOTA AF-004, DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276, EAA TF) during
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators
mentioned are Alexey/RA1A, Vladimir/RW1A, Krassimir/K1LZ, Paul/K1XM, YL
Charlotte/KQ1F, Velimir/K3JO, Andrey/LZ2HM, Choigonjav/JT1CO, Ionut/YO9WF
and Tiberiu/YO9GZU. QSL via LoTW or RN3RQ.
EA9, CEUTA AND MELILLA. A team of seven German operators will be active
as EA9/DK8YY from Melilla between October 14-19th. Operators mentioned
are DG0OHD, DG5AA, DK8YY, DL1AOB, DL1AWD, DL5AOL and DL8ALU. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They will also be in
the Worked All Germany (WAG) Contest (October 17-18th). Bureau QSLs go
to DK8YY and direct QSLs go only via DH7WW (new address: Ulrich M=F6ckel,
Schwarzwinkel 13, 08304 Sch=F6nheide, Germany). =
ED9, CEUTA AND MELILLA. Members of the Ceuta Legion Contest Team will be
active as ED9K during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as Multi-2
entry. Operators mentioned are Jose/EA7BJ, Jesus/EA7DTQ, Salvador/EA7FQB,
Jorge/EA7HZ, Julio/EA7JB, David/EA7KI, Manolo/EA7LL, Jose/EA7LS, Cris/
EA7RU, and Jose/EA9CD. QSL via EA7LS, only direct (NO BUREAU - NO IRCs).
Visit the ED9K Team's FaceBook page at: www.facebook.com/ed9kteam
FY, FRENCH GUYANA. Christian, F5UII, will once again be active as FY/F5UII
from the 'Radio club de Kourou' (RACK) radio club station FY5KE in Kourou
City between October 19-28th. Activity will be limited because of his
work, but look for him on 40-10 meters (depending of propagation) using
mainly SSB and RTTY. He suggests to look for him during the his spare
time approximately before 1100z, and between 1500z and 1700z, and also
in the evening after 2100z. Christian also mentioned that he will use his
TS480 (100W) and may be a little bit on 80m, and 160m (with Shunt Feed
mast). After his on air activities, you will be able to check his online
log for your QSO at: www.f5uii.net/en/carnet-de-trafic
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 GUIANA. Operators Marc/F1HAR, Herve/F5HRY, Christian/F5UII,
Laurent/F6FVY and Didier/FY5FY will be active as FY5KE during the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL
via the Bureau.
GJ, JERSEY. Members of the Jersey Contest Group will be active as GJ2A
from Jersey Island (EU-013) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
24-25th) as Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW, direct to GJ3DVC or the
HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Brian, ND3F, will be active as HI3W (pending)
from Dominican Republic between November 23rd and December 3rd. Activity
will be on the HF bands and including the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.
HF13, POLAND (Special Event). Members of the SP5PPK Club will activate
special event station HF13URSA to celebrate the anniversary of the opening
of the unique brewery in the southern part of Poland (a small place
called Uherce Mineralne in the Bieszczady Mountains), which produces
excellent, sophisticated and exceptionally tasting beer in different
flavors. Operations will take place next weekend, October 15-18th.
Activity will be on 160-80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes. Detailed information about the activity is given on the website
QRZ.com and <www.ursamaior.pl>. QSL via SP5PPK.
INTREPID-DX GROUP NEWS (Press Release from Paul N6PSE) [October 6th, 2015]:
The Board of Directors of the Intrepid-DX Group is pleased to announce
that we have received Internal Revenue Service classification as an exempt
public charity under section 501 (C) (3). Donors can now deduct contri-
butions made to the Intrepid-DX Group and we are qualified to receive tax
deductible bequests, transfers or gifts.
The primary goals of the Intrepid-DX Group are to conduct and support
amateur radio DXpeditions. To conduct scientific research exploring electro-
magnetic wave propagation in the high frequency domain and education through
public presentations of our Dxpedition activity. We will promote interest
and proficiency in amateur radio communications with respect to improving
operating and technical skills.
Intrepid-DX Group charter officers are: Board Members:
Paul S. Ewing-N6PSE, President George Williams-N6NKT
David R. Collingham-K3LP, Vice President Craig Thompson-K9CT
Dr. Hrane Milosevic-YT1AD, Vice President David Flack-AH6HY
David A. Jorgensen-WD5COV, CFO/Treasurer William Beyer-N2WB.
Mike K. Flowers-K6MKF, Secretary
More information about the Intrepid-DX Group can be found on our
website at: www.intrepid-dx.com =
AF-018. Operator Gianfranco, IT9SPB, will be active as IH9A from
Pantelleria Island (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WW Loc. JM56XT),
African Italy, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th)
as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m) entry. QSL via LoTW. He
states, 'New Contest Location, after 1st World Place WPX SSB,
I will attempt to be CQWW All Time Score for Top Band -- 4
Square Verticals, Delta Loop and low angles dipoles, plus 3
Beverage and Apex RX system. New flat area around sea level.'
NA-047. Jean, VE2JCW, will be active as VY0JCW from Iqaluit, Nunavut,
Baffin Island, Canada, between December 13-26th. Activity will
be QRP on 40/20/10 meters CW/SSB with an FT-817 into an End-
Fed wire antenna. QSL via VE2JCW.
IOTA TOUR. Adhi (Bimbo), YB3MM, will activate the following islands
in the Nusa Tenggara Timur Region as YB3MM/9 between November
18-23rd: Timor Island (OC-148), Rote Island (OC-241) and Savu
Island (OC-151). There is a possibility some other operators
may join Adhi on this trip. See QRZ.com for QSL info.
KH2, GUAM. Kei, JJ1RJR, will be active as KG2A/KH2 from Guam (OC-026)
between October 21-26th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and
SSB. He will also be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a
Single-Op/All-Band entry. Non-contest activities will might be focused
on CW. QSL via JJ1RJR direct (see QRZ.com). He states, 'KG2A USA address
is no longer reachable.'
KH5, PALMYRA (Press Release #4 - Dated October 7th). [edited] Callsign
for Palmyra 2016 announced! -- After many months of planning, securing
permits and negotiating contracts with U.S. Fish and Wildlife and the
Nature Conservancy, we are quickly approaching the much anticipated DX-
pedition to Palmyra, KH5-P. The Team is excited to be able to activate
this much needed entity. Palmyra ranks in the top ten of the Most Wanted
List and #2 in Europe! Palmyra 2016 call is K5P!
Co-leaders Craig/K9CT and Lou/N2TU, have formed a very experienced,
highly qualified Team of 12 operators and plan to operate five stations
over a 14 day period, January 11th through January 26th, 2016. Palmyra
(KH5) ranks #9 on the Most Wanted List and #2 in Europe.
As with other DXpeditions of this magnitude, this is an expensive ad-
venture. Location, transportation, island costs, and other logistics make
Palmyra a costly operation. =
Critical to major DXpeditions are the immediate, up-front commitment
costs. Before the DXpedition begins, all equipment must be secured, pre-
tested, and shipped to Hawaii where it will then be organized for forwarding
The DX community has been very supportive of this much needed DXCC
operation however, we are requesting additional financial support. We
have a large payment due on November 1, and are short of our commitments.
No matter how large or small the donation, every bit helps. Please do not
wait until the operation is completed; most of the expenses are up-front
and your support is urgently required now. Future permission to operate
on Palmyra Atoll may not happen for many years as access is severely
Please visit our Palmyra2016 website to make your donation at:
73, Lou/N2TU and Craig/K9CT
P4, ARUBA. Operators Jim/K5JP, Joel/N5JR and Jim/NT5V will be active as
P40DX, P40JR and P40JW, respectively, from Aruba between now and October
17th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, with an emphasis on the 30/17/12m
and 80/160m, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home callsign, direct,
by the Bureau or LoTW (after their return). DO NOT QSL via the P4 Bureau.
Joel states, 'If possible I will upload my QSOs to ClubLog on a daily
basis at: https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/P40JR
PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Noah/K2NG and David/NA2AA will be active as PJ4G
from the K2NG rental QTH (PJ4G Contest Station) on Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA
LH-1279) for CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Single
entry. Before and after the contest, operators will sign as PJ4/K2NG
and PJ4/NA2AA. QSL PJ4/K2NG via K2NG and LoTW. QSL PJ4/NA2AA via NA2AA
and LoTW. QSL PJ4G via WA2NHA. For more details about the PJ4G contest
station, see: www.pj4g.com
PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Scott/W4PA, Randall/K5ZD, Steve/PJ4DX, Peter/
PJ4NX and Bert/PJ4KY will be active as PJ4Q from Kralendijk on Bonaire
(SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th)
as a Multi-? entry. PJ4Q operates Field Day style on Bonaire during major
contests. Activity outside of the contest, operators will be signing
PJ4/homecall and will be active on 160-10 meters, with a focus on 160/30/
17/12 meters, using CW and SSB. QSL PJ4Q via W4PA. QSL all others via
their home callsign.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 12-18th)....
Oct/12th HN Oct/15th HN Oct/17th DIS
Oct/13th HN Oct/16th HN Oct/18th AN
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.
PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA (Update). Operators Ron/AA4NC, Will/AA4VK, and
Murray/WA4DAN will be active as PY0F/homecall from Fernando de Noronha
(SA-003) between October 18-28th, including operating in the CQWW DX SSB
Contest. Activity will be on all-bands, 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY. Elecraft has generously provided a complete station, including K3S
and KPA500 amp. AA4NC will be the operator for the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry signing PY0F/AA4NC. QSL
via AA4VK or <www.qslnow.com>. A multi-card color QSL with island scenes
similar to the QSLs for their recent CY0 operations is planned. WA4DAN
will handle 'Direct' QSLs. AA4VK will handle requests via the OQRS service,
at <QSLNow.com>, developed by Randy, N0TG. Until a dedicated PY0F website
is created, updates will be posted at <www.AA4VK.com> and at the
various DX bulletins.
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (October 10th)
4U70VIC via 4U1VIC HG7T via HA7TM PI4GN via PA1T
4X0A via 4X1VF * I1ASU/IS0 via I1ASU S5/DF8AN/P via DF8AN
5B/DF6FR via DF6FR N4F via K7LU SV5/IK2ECC via IK2ECC
DF60OVGZ via DL2MIJ N4N via KA4WJR SV9/M0NPT/P via M0NPT
DL/AJ9C via AJ9C OL9W via OK2BIQ TA2/DL7BC via DL7BC
EA3/PB8DX via PB8DX OT6V/P via ON6VI TM6T via F8UHU
EA6/DL3HQN via DL3HQN OV3T via OZ4XL UE25R via RN3RQ
EA6/DL6RM via DL6RM PA6NL via PA3BPC UE70F via (L/e)
EA8/DL7ISL via DL7ISL PA70FAW via PA0FAW
GP0STH via G4DIY (d) PD/DO1BEN via DO1BEN
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau
(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only (*) K1FJ (W & VE only)
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3B9FR, 3D2YA, 5P9X, 5W1SA, CE3KHZ, D44TUG,
DL5ST, DL8DWL, E51MKW, E6GG (OC-040), EU1DX, HI3A, HW/OX5M (EU-026),
KH6ZM, LA1SNA, LY2IJ, OJ0DX (EU-053), PQ0T, SV3FUO, TR8CA, TX3X, UB7K,
V31MA, VE3SG, VK3IO, YB8RW/P (OC-246), YV1GIY and Z21MG
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3D2YA, 5T0ITU, 9J2HN, AP2NK, D67GIA, DX0P,
ET3AA, F/G3TTC/P (EU-159), FW5JJ (OC-054) PY0F/PP1CZ, PJ7PK, R3RRC/0
(AS-082) and TI9/3Z9DX
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3Z0SDR, 3Z2014DK, 9M8DX/2, 9N7WE, 9V1XE,
EA6/SP4MEM, HF3WOSP, HF8J, HF15NATO, HF17TRD, HF65SOLDEK, HF70OMG,
HF90IARU, HF110RAEM, J88HL, PJ4/SP9FIH, PJ5/SP6IXF, R0CAF, RD0CD,
RQ0C/4, RV0CG, VK2DOI, VK9XSP, VP2V/SP6AXW, VP2/SP9FIH and Z21DXI
RSGB NEWS (The future of the Radio Society of Great Britain=92s IOTA
Program). Press release dated October 10th [edited]: Islands on the Air
(IOTA) celebrated its 50th anniversary as a premier DX program in July
2014. The last fifty years have seen the program grow to 2,500 active
island chasers and approximately 15,000 more casual participants. It is
perhaps second in scale and scope to the DXCC award; indeed, many would
argue it is even more challenging than that program.
Last year the Society=92s Board identified a number of challenges that
the program faced, not least of which was the need to provide an IT system
that would allow online island credit submission akin to Logbook of the
World (LoTW). Since that time, a small group of IOTA enthusiasts has been
working with the Society to ensure that the IOTA program continues to grow
and play the prominent role that it has done in Amateur Radio DXing and
contest activity for the last fifty years.
That work has now come to fruition and we are pleased to announce that
a new organization will be formed, to be called the IOTA Foundation. It
will be run by IOTA enthusiasts and will manage the IOTA program in part-
nership with the Society. One major task for the new organization will be
to develop a new online credit system that is due to be completed in 2017.
Roger Balister, G3KMA, Bob Barden, MD0CCE, Cezar Trifu, VE3LYC and
Johan Willemsen, PA3EXX, are the team who will implement the IT changes
and form the IOTA Foundation, with representation from radio amateurs at
home and abroad....... Heather Parsons, RSGB Communications Manager
SW9, CRETE. Christo, LZ3FN, will once again be active as SW9AA from Crete
(EU-015, GIOTA KRS-005, MIA MGC-005, WLOTA 1400) between November 21st
and December 1st. Activity will be holiday style on all bands, mainly CW.
He also plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a
Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LZ1PM.
T48, CUBA (Update/Special Event). Station T48D, one of 13 special event
stations from eight Cuban call districts will now be active until October
31st. Activity is to celebrate the 35th anniversary of 'Grupo DX de Cuba'
foundation. Look for operations on CW, Digital and SSB on 80-10 meters.
QSL only via EA7TV. ADDED NOTE: Whoever completes 7 of the 13 special
event stations can obtain a special certificate. Those interested should
send their request to <email@example.com> with their QSO data. =
TT8, CHAD. Pierre, HB9AMO, will once again be active as TT8AMO, but from
various locations across Chad between mid-October and mid-November. Activity
will be holiday style on 40-10 meters on CW (80 + 160m are possible). There
may be some SSB during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th). The
station: 21 years old, TS-50 + MFJ971 tuner + long wire antenna. QSL via
M0URX. The 2005 log has been uploaded on LoTW. The 2015 log will be
uploaded to LoTW in December 2015. Direct and Bureau cards are via the
Online QSL Request Service at: www.m0urx.com/oqrs
Log online is available at: www.hb9amo.net
TX3X CHESTERFIELD DXPEDITION NEWS. By the time you read this, the TX3X
DXpedition should be preparing to going QRT or are QRT. The team has
endured bad WX, high winds, rain squalls and crummy propagation. As of
2159z, October 10th, the log shows a total of 46114/QSOs (13325/Uniques),
with 23065/CW, 18263/SSB and 4786/RTTY. By Continent: 104/AF, 0/AN,
20831/AS, 9014/EU, 13863/NA, 1758/OC and 544/SA. QSL info is available
V2, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA. Operators Brian/N3OC, Rol/K3RA and Bob/W2BZR
will be active as V26OC, V26RA and V26BZR, respectively, from Antigua
(NA-100) betwee October 18-28th. Activity will include the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Op entry signing V26B.
V8, BRUNEI. Kostyantyn, VE8DX, is now active as V85/VE8DX from Brunei
(OC-088) before he heads to Martinique (NA-107) between October 17-27th
(see OPDX.1231). Activity has mainly been on 20 meters using CW and SSB.
QSL via LY5W.
VP2E, ANGUILLA. Operators Jan/DJ8NK (VP2ENK) and Andy/DL9USA (VP2ECC)
will operate from Anguilla (NA-022) between November 9-18th. Activity
will be on all bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. They will have 2
stations using K3s and 600 watts. QSL via their home callsigns.
W9DXCC 2016. John, N0FCD, states: 'Mark your calendar for Sept. 16-17,
2016, for the 64th annual W9DXCC convention, as well as DX-U and Contest-U.
The gathering will again be held at the Hyatt in Schaumburg, Illinois.
More information about the 2016 event will eventually be available here:
XU, CAMBODIA. Ton, JA3IKC, will be active as XU7AHA from Phnom Penh
starting October 25th. Length of stay not known. Activity will be mainly
on 15 meters using SSB and JT65. QSL via his home callsign direct.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Dan, N6MJ, will be active as ZF2MJ from ZF1A QTH on
Grand Cayman Islands (NA-016) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. He will be on the island between
November 24th and December 1st. Activity outside of the contest will be
on 160-10 meters including 30/17/12 meters. QSL via N6MJ.
ZL7, CHATHAM ISLANDS. Graham, ZL3MA, will be active as ZL7/ZL3MA from
Chatham Islands (OC-038) between October 20-27th. Activity will be on
CW, PSK and JT65. QSL via ZL3MA.
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