The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1259
March 28, 2016
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From Strongsville, OH
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters
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DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net,
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IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF)
for the following DX information.
** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE: This week's bulletin was sent out earlier
than normal to accommodate the late CQWW WPX SSB Contest announcements.
Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing
of the CQWW WPX SSB Contest participants.
P.S. Good Luck in the contest and have a great Easter Holiday with
the Family...... 73 de Tedd KB8NW
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Friday, 18th/March, through Friday, 25th/March there were 230
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3C, 3D2, 3DA, 3V,
3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6Y,
7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4,
A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT,
CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL,
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, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP,
HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4,
KH0, 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, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, S9,
SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT,
TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK,
VK0H, VK9C, VP2E, VP5, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO,
YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, 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'.
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
CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry. QSL via LoTW or to LX1NO. Read about Ashraf on the following
Web page at: www.kf5eyy.info
4L, GEORGIA. Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active during the CQWW WPX SSB
Contests (March 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL
via K1BV or LoTW.
5T, MAURITANIA. Ahmad, 9K2AI, who is currently active as 5T2AI from
Nouakchott for the next 2 or 3 years, will be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest
(March 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry signing the special
callsign 5T4C. QSL via NI5DX.
7U9, ALGERIA. Noury, 7X2JV, will be active as 7U9C from Blida during the
CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL
via SM4VPZ direct.
9K, KUWAIT. Faisal, 9K2RR, will be active as 9K9K during the CQWW WPX
SSB Contest (March 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-band/Lower-Power entry.
QSL via 9K2RA.
9M4, WEST MALAYSIA. Members of Persatuan Radio Amatur (MUAR) will be active
as 9M4PB from Parit Penyengat Laut Beach between April 1-2nd. This is a
special callsign for the Beaches On The Air (BOTA 9M2-JHR-001). Activity
will be on 40-2 meters. Operators mentioned are Deen/9M2DA, Syamsul/9M2ESM,
Mohamad/9W2JMW, Sharizan/9W2BYX, 9W2OBL, Mohd/9W2KHH, Amanshah/9W2FYX and
possibly others. QSL via 9M2ESM direct or ClubLog's OQRS.
9N, NEPAL. Navaraj, 9N3DX (ex-9N1NE), will be active during the CQWW WPX
SSB Contest (March 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL
via his home callsign.
C4, CYPRUS. Operators Stavros/5B4AFM, Nestor/5B4AHZ, George/5B4KH, Spyros/
5B4MF, Philip/5B4ZN and Andreas/5B8AP will be active as C4A during the
CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW,
direct via 5B4KH or ClubLog's OQRS.
BW, TAIWAN. Koji, JL3RDC, will be active as BW/JL3RDC from Taipei between
March 25-28th. Activity will include the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March
26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via JL3RDC.
C5, THE GAMBIA. Pedro, ON7WP, will once again be active as C5WP from
his second home 'Kerr Pedro' in Buntung Village between March 29th and
April 2nd. He hopes to leave on Monday, March 28th, from Brussels airport
but is unsure if the airport will be open again and may have to depart
from another airport. Activity will be on 80-6 meters including 60m. QSL
via his home callsign direct only (see QRZ.com for details).
CE0X, SAN FELIX. Three sources are reporting that Felipe, CE5WQO, is
planning to operate from San Felix once he obtains the official Chilean
license and authorization to land on the island. It was announced this
past week that Dima, RA9USU, will be joining Felipe as the CW operator.
San Felix is ranked #12 on ClubLog's most wanted list. Felpie hopes to =
activate San Felix sometime between July and September in 2016 for up
to 3 weeks. The dates will be confirmed by the Chilean Maritime Authority.
Look for more details to be forthcoming in a press release.
DAYTON HAMVENTION NEWS (2016 Dayton Contest University (CTU) Update -
Their 10th Anniversary!). Tim, K3LR, reports: 'Celebrating TEN years of
Dayton Contest University! The 2016 CTU Professors and 2016 CTU Dayton
topics have been posted. You can see them here: contestuniversity.com
The 2016 Dayton CTU Course Outline is posted here:
Student slots are filling up fast. Registration will close when all seats
are filled. Hope to see you at CTU.'
EB8, CANARY ISLANDS. Juan, EA8RM, will be active as EB8AH from Magic
Mountain on Gran Canaria Island (AF-004, DIE S-005, WLOTA L 0969) during
the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry. QSL via LoTW.
EP, IRAN. Operators Yuris/YL2GM (Team Leader), Valery/YL3CW, Jack/YL2KA,
Dmitry/UT7UJ, Oleg/US7UX, Sasha/UT7UV, Alex/UX0LL, Mohammad/EP3MIR,
Mohammad/EP2LMA and Herbert/K7GEX (Team Supporter) will be active as EP2A
from the Gilan Province in Iran between April 16-25th. Activity will be
on 160-6 meters (no 60m) using CW, SSB and RTTY. They will have four
stations on the air. QSL via YL2GM or by ClubLog's OQRS (direct or Bureau).
Log will be uploaded to LoTW 3 months after operation. For more details
and updates, see: www.lral.lv/exped/ep2a/index.html
FT4JA JUAN DE NOVA DXPEDITION NEWS. The following was sent out on March
23rd [edited]: After more than a year of work, we are happy to finally
get into the thick of it. The team will be complete in Mayotte on Thursday,
March 24th, around noon! The schedule for the coming days is pretty full,
with the last purchases and technical checks and the loading of the boat.
We will sail away on Saturday, March 26th.
Our chief pilot will communicate updated information on the unloading
and installation. At this time, we hope to be on the air on the evening
of March 29 after a full day spent assembling.
A page displaying in real time the progress of the team has been set up:
As a reminder, we will use the band plan shared with our friends at
VK0EK. Some windows are very narrow and we will have to live together
in all understanding, without departing from the intended plan, at the
risk of generating confusion and disruption between the two activities.
The band plan is available on both websites. Our different pilots are
available to transit informations to the team (JJ3PRT, ON9CFG, N5FG).
The 10 operators will not have access to their personal emails and
because of a lack of internet connection we will not be watching the
DX-Cluster. No need to transit messages for us through that medium.
Every day, we will transmit via satellite our logs to our chief pilot
F5UKW who will upload them to ClubLog. However, the =93leader board=94 feat=
will not be activated. No modification or search of the log will be made
by our pilots. If in doubt, work us again.
The QSL Manager is Flo, F5CWU. He will process OQRS and the direct QSL
requests as well as the cards received via the Bureau. The ClubLog's OQRS
will be active by the end of the operation. We strongly recommend its use.
Later, the logs will be loaded on LoTW and eQSL.
As part of our expedition on Juan de Nova Island, we are pleased to
announce that a stamp set will be issued by T.A.A.F. QSL cards sent direct
will automatically have the envelope/stamp. We will unveil this commemor-
ative object later.
Everyone connected to the FT4JA project would like to thank all of you =
ho have already contributed in one way or another to the project. It would
not be at this stage without the tremendous mobilization of clubs, foun-
dations and individual donors.
The early donation program will be closed on Friday 25th at 1200z. The
'donors' page of our website will not be updated further after that
specific time. www.juandenovadx.com/en/how-to-help-us
73 and we=92ll see you on the air in a few days
FT4JA =96 Juan de Nova 2016
Reminder for 6m & EME:
HH, HAITI. James, VA3MPG, is active as HH2/VA3MPG from Port-au-Prince,
Island of Hispaniola, until November 17th, 2016. Activity will be limited,
but he will operate on HF, VHF and UHF. QSL via VE3NLS. For more details,
HS, THAILAND. Members of the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST)
from Asia Institute of Technology and Club Station in Bangkok will be
active as HS0AC during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th) as a
Multi-2 entry. QSL via HS5NMF. Operators mentioned are Jack/HS1FVL,
Nikorn/HS5NMF, Wanlop/HS6MYW, Nuk/HS7BHK, Karn/E20ZFD, Ray/E23PKO, E23NEZ,
Chanut/E22MCU, Tom/E23PKQ, Thanawat/E29THF, Sathitpong/E21SNN, Prachuab/
E22ULT, E21SP and Ukrit/E20YTI.
IDXC NEWS (IOTA Dinner at Visalia Int'l DX Convention). Will, WC6DX, 2016
Visalia IOTA Dinner Coordinator, sent out the following: 21st Annual IOTA
Dinner at Visalia Int'l DX Convention, Friday, April 15, 2016, 6:00 PM --
Official registration for the Visalia IOTA Dinner is now in progress.
Attendance is NOT part of the main Convention Registration and ADVANCE
PAYMENT is required. Please DO NOT expect to be able to purchase tickets =
at the door, as the number of dinners has to be confirmed and paid for in
advance with the Marriott Convention Center.
As a courtesy to the Marriott wait staff, there will be no seating for
non-dinner guests for the program; ONLY DINNER ATTENDEES will be seated.
Check-in will start at 6:00 PM, with dinner at 6:30 PM in the Charter
Oak C-D Ballroom.
Dinner tickets are 40 USDs. Paypal will be the primary means to purchase
the ticket. Paypal address: email@example.com When prompted, 'sending
to a friend' should avoid fees.
For questions and other inquiries, e-mail Will WC6DX at:
See you in Visalia!
Also, for details, go to: www.dxconvention.org/news.html#iota
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 WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th)
as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/High-Power entry. QSL via
LoTW. His antenna system will be a 4 Sq. and 2 element Yagi
at 25m above the ground.
AS-201. Operators Ben/DL7UCX, and Bernd/DL7VBJ will be active as
TA0/DL7UCX from Marmara Island between April 1-11th. Activity
will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, by the
Bureau, direct or LoTW. For possible updates, see:
AF-064. Operators Anthony/ZS1AB, Ashley/ZS1ASH, Grant/ZS1GS, Mari/
ZS1MW and Elizabeth/ZS1XS are expected to be active as ZS1FUN
from Dassen Island until March 28th. Activity will be on 160-10
meters using mainly SSB. QSL via the Bureau or requests via
E-mail at <info(@)zs1fun.co.za>. LAST MINUTE UPDATE: (March 25th)
Sadly, AF-064 will not be activated due to deteriorating weather
and will be too risky for the return trip.
EU-013. Once again, the CDXG (Charente DX Groupe) will be on an IOTA
expedition, this year from Jersey Island (Locator IN89WE).
Activity will take place between April 23-30th, using the
callsign MJ0KUC. Team members are Eric/F5LOW, Laurent/F5MNK,
Fabrice/F5NBQ, Bertrand/F6HKA, Mathieu/MJ0ASP and Leon/ON4ZD/
OS0S. QSL via ON4ZD, preferred via OQRS. For more info, see
QRZ.com and <www.charentedxgroupe.fr>.
KL7, ALASKA (Memorial Op). Steve, KL7SB, reports [edited], 'The Family
of Rich, KL7RA, thought that it would be a fitting Memorial for some of
the regulars and long time friends of Rich to do a final contest from his
station, and we of course agree ..so we will be on with a Multi/Multi
effort for WPX SSB. Wigi, AL7IF (a lead op @ KL7RA since Fairbanks days),
was able to get KL7RA assigned as a club call. I wanted to alert folks,
so they would know what was going on when they heard us.'
OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Kim, OH6KZP, will be active as OH0X during the CQWW
WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry.
QSL via LoTW or to OH2TA.
P4, ARUBA. Art, N3DXX, will be active as P4??? from Aruba during the
the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-
Power entry. QSL via AA7V. No other QSL methods (BUREAU, LoTW, eQSL,..
etc etc) for N3DXX at this time. =
PJ2, CURACAO. David, VA7AM, is once again active as PJ2/VA7AM from Curacao
Island (SA-099) until March 30th. Activity is mainly SSB. He is a member
of the PJ2T team for the CQWW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via VA7AM and LoTW.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (March 28th-April 3rd)....
Mar/28th AN Mar/31st AN Apr/02nd BN
Mar/29th AN Apr/01st AN Apr/03rd 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.
Also, checkout the VOACAP predication Web page at:
PS2, BRAZIL. Operators Marco/HB9OCR, Ville/OH2MM, Rodrigo/PY2KC, Evandro/
PY2DJ, Dan/PU2RSD and Vitor/PY2NY will be active as PS2T from Araraquara
during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (March 24th) <www.qslinfo.eu>
5V7D via DL9MBI ET7L via US0LW PW0FN via OH0XX
C5FUD via SP2FUD FP/KV1J via KV1J & (L) R1566O via R2EA
C5GCJ via SP2GCJ J8/WW2DX via NR6M & (L) R4FAA/8 via R4FAA
CE2AWW via N7RO (d) OK7M via OK1DVM (d) RT73EA via RL5G (d)
CO8LY via EA7ADH (d) OL9R via OK1WMV (d) S9BK via HB9BEI
CT9/DL3KWR via DL3KWR OM2Y via OM2IB SN1050JPM via SP1JPM
CX7SS via CX7SS (L) OY1DZ via F5CWU T88IR via JF1DIR & (L)
DU1/A61DJ via A61BK PJ2P via DL8OBQ UP55F via UN7FW
E44YL via IK3GES (SSB/Digi) or IK2CKR (CW) ZL/ZS9HI/MM via K2ARB
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau
(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only
PIRATE ALERT. Champ, E21EIC, informs OPDX that on March 18, 2016, at
1515-1530z, RAST was monitoring and found a pirate station using the
callsign HS/VA7UR operating on 14241 kHz. Op name was Yuriy Ostroverkh. =
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3C7A, 3D2RJ, 6D0F, A31MM, E7DX, EB5WC, EI1Y,
FP/KV1J, G3TKK, G3VGZ, HA9WG, HB9DQL, JA7AUM, LZ2JA, NP2P, OH2N, ON6ZK,
OT4A, PD1B, PD9Z, R7CD, S51MA, S59N, SC5L, SV9RGI, T88IR, TA1IFY,
TI5/N3KS, TI5W, UA9FBC, V21ZG, V31ME (NA-073), V31ME (NA-123), VE6AO,
VK9CK, VP8RHF, XP3A, XU7VK and YV5KG
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4J6RO, 5J0B, 9G5TT, 9J2T, BX5AA, FS/K4ZGB, KL7RA,
TK5EP, TO2TT, TR8CA, TT8TT, TY1AA, UK9AA, VP8LP (SA-002), W1AW/KH2,
W1AW/KH6, W1AW/KL7, W1AW/KP4, XT2TT and ZL9A (OC-286)
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: BH1BOQ, BH1CXR, BH1EBF, BH1HUK, BH1JGA,
BH1MHI, BH1NNN, BG1QQT, BG3UPA, BG9MFY, BY1WJ, BY3MM, BY5HB, EA8/SM6FKF,
J73CCM, SC90SSA, SE2T, TM1INT, TM5BBC, TM0L, TM75FOC, TP2CE, TP50CE,
YV1CJW, YV1FM, YV1LBB, YV4KW, YV4YC, YV5KG, YV6BXN, YV5IAL/7, YV8AD,
YV8ER, YW5PAZ, YW5RYL, YW50AA, YY4ALT and YY5RAO
RUSSIAN ARCTIC'S LEGENT DXPEDITION. Looks like the members of the Club
Station Yang-Inform Ltd. are planning a DXpedition to the Arctic to
activate two rare IOTAs as RT9K/9. QSL via the Bureau or direct. The
islands to be activate are:
IOTA AS-068 -- Skott-Gansena Islands in the Kara Sea Coast Centre
Group. Last activated in November of 2010.
IOTA AS-104 -- Nansena Island in the Kara Sea Coast East Group
Look for more details to be forthcoming. Also watch the QRZ.com page.
Some pictures and maps have been posted there.
T40, CUBA. Raul, CO8ZZ, will be active as T40A during the CQWW WPX SSB
Contest (March 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via QRZ.com
TO5, ST. PIERREAND MIQUELON. Operators Nicolas/F1RAF, Freddy/F4HEC, Lee/
F5MUX and Mic/FK8IK will be active TO5FP from Ile Aux Marins, Saint Pierre
and Miquelon Islands (NA-032) between September 10-20th. More details
will be forthcoming.
VK0EK HEARD ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. The VK0EK team is now active from
Heard Island as of March 23rd. They were heard only on 40 and 30 meters
that night. BEWARE! There were SLIM operations before that date. According
to one of the press releases about their setup on March 23rd:
'The team worked very hard and basically set up a little city which will
be home for almost 3 weeks. With cooperative weather, the team =96 with
superb help from the crew of the Braveheart followed a very well crafted
plan and put up just about everything in one day. They had to transport
all gear 1/2 mile using one ATV and two carts.' Look for photographs in
their press releases on the VK0EK Web page. =
The press release on March 24th, reported: The day of landing, the team
was able to get the 30 and 40 m 4-squares erected, and partially completed
a tri-band yagi. We opened with two stations, on 30 and 40 meters. This
morning there was still a lot of work to be done on additional antennas,
stations, and camp facilities. With no propagation on 30 and 40, radio
operations went on hold and all hands went toward further setup. Around
1300 UTC the 30m station was activated again. A few kinks with the IT
system were worked out, and we now have more antennas and positions up.
Only 40 and 30 are currently open (no 80 or 160 yet). We hope to be on
all bands in the next few days. After a few technical difficulties on-
island, DXA is working properly and you can check that you are in the
log at <dxa3.org>. The team members are all well, but very tired
from long hours and tough work. We have mostly had good weather, and
appreciate all the thoughts and support from our partners in the ham
radio and scientific community.
Just a reminder that QSOs are now being logged almost instantly on the
DXA Web page at: dxa3.org
Several press releases were again sent out and posted on their Web page
over past week. This includes many pictures being posted. All press
releases can be viewed at: vk0ek.org
The dates and titles of the press releases are as follows:
March 20th: MD07 =96 Getting Close!
March 20th: Roughly 35 Hours Away
March 21st: Current ETA: March 22nd (and set up plans)
March 22nd: 20 Miles Away And Latest Photo=92s
March 22nd: Hello Heard Island!
March 22nd: A Short Message from VK0EK Co-Organizer, KY6R
March 22nd: A Reconnaissance Team is on Heard Island Right Now!
March 22nd: SLIM ALERT!
March 22nd: Bill, AE0EE=92s First Impressions of Heard Island
March 22nd: Nice ARRL News Item
March 23rd: Bob, KK6EK on W5KUB and WBCQ Shortwave Live from Heard
Island! -- Recording on: tmedlin.com/wordpress1/archi=
March 23rd: We Will Announce When They Go QRV . . . .
March 23rd: Tents are Up =96 All Gear on Island: Perfectly Clear Weather!
March 23rd: VK0EK QRV!
March 23rd: We Want Your Stories!
March 23rd: Team Continues Antenna Setup, DXA and Solar Conditions
March 24th: DXA
March 24th: First Pictures from the Island!
March 24th: More Fantastic Photos from Adam, K2ARB
March 24th: More Great Pictures from Adam, K2ARB
March 24th: Status Update =96 3/24/2016 @ 17:47
March 25th: Todays Work Plan [25-MAR-2016 0400z]
March 25th: 3/25/2016 @ 11:35z Noon update -- We are presently running
on 17, 20, and 30 CW. Within the next hour or two, the number
of stations on the air will be reduced to provide more hands
to get the remaining antennas (especially 80 and 160 m) read=
Our hope is to be on 80 and 160 tonight, but that will depend
on the weather. Presently the weather at Atlas Cove is 6 C
(43 F), wind NE at 6 m/s (12 kts), under mostly cloudy skies.
Status Update =96 3/25/2016 @ 13:16z -- Presently we have
stations running on 17 m SSB, 30 m CW, and the 20 m SSB
station is firing up. IT status on the island is nominal.
This afternoon we raised an 80 m vertical and made progress
on the 160 m vertical, but high winds prevented us from
raising it, even with a few king penguins coming over to
help. Weather: Foggy, 5.5 C (42 F), wind NNE at 6 m/s (12
kts) gusting to 10 m/s (20 kts).
Status Updates provide by Bill, AE0EE
March 25th: The Diablo DXers =93Tech Stack=94
VP2E, ANGUILLA. Joseph, N1VIV, will be active as VP2EAU from Anguilla
(NA-022) until March 27th. Activity will be mainly on 20/17 meters in
the morning and evening. QSL via his home callsign or eQSL. Watch QRZ.com
YV, VENEZUELA. Operators Tomas/YV1CTE, Jose/YV1JGT, Grecia/YY1YLY Julio/YV1=
and Alejandro/YY1ALE will be active as YV1KK from Trujillo during the CQWW
WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW.
Z6, KOSOVO (Press Release). Martti, OH2BH, sent out the following from
Pristina, Kosovo, March 23rd [edited]: New IARU Society of Kosovo, Z60A
will be active during this week & WPX Contest -- Vjollca Caka, Z61VB,
president of the association announces that their HQ station Z60A and
other Kosovo prefixes, such as Z61DX, Driton, Z62FB, Fehmi, Z63ESC,
youth team, Z64EEF, University Club and Z68BH, Martti, totally six of
them, will be active during this weekend's WPX-SSB contest. This on-
the-air activity will be used as part of a training process for new
Kosovar hams while they prepare for the forthcoming IARU YOTA gathering
in Austria along with other European youth.
The association, SHRAK, is proud to have a new Yaesu/Acom station with
Force 12 beams hoisted high up the hills at the Technical University of
Pristina where their Z60A HQ is located. The association wishes to express
its gratitude to the ARRL Goodwill Fund, International DX Association
(INDEXA), Force 12, OH-DX-Foundation and to CDXC, the UK DX Foundation,
for their valuable support.
Martti, OH2BH, will be there this week while Nigel, G3TXF, will be there
in May, assisting SHRAK as well as activating Z60A in the respective WPX
Today marked a farewell meeting for David Meadows, Z63MED, from the
U.N. fame who was the first foreigner who took the local Z6 license under
the SHRAK auspices and is now heading back to U.S. after three years of
service and 34.364 QSOs under his belt. =
The following stations are expected to be active in the
CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th, 2016)
Contest Rules: www.cqwpx.com/rules.htm
Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2016 CQWW WPX SSB Contest.
For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxs2016.html (By callsign)
www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxsd2016.html (By entity)
Contest DXCC Class QSL
Callsign Entity Route
3V8SS Tunisia SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via LX1NO
3Z6O Poland SOAB LP LoTW
4L8A Georgia SOSB 20M LoTW; QSL via K1BV =
5E5E Morocco M/2 W7EJ
5T4C Mauritania SOSB 40M NI5DX
5Z4/TA1HZ Kenya SO LZ3HI
7U9C Algeria SOAB SM4VPZ (d)
8P1W Barbados SOAB LP KU9C
8P5A Barbados SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via NN1N
9K2K Kuwait SOAB LoTW
9K9K Kuwait SOAB
9N3DX Nepal SOSB 20M
A31MM Tonga SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via EA5GL
AT5R India M/2 LoTW
BG3ITB China BG9GXM (d)
BP0P Taiwan M/2 BP0P
BW/JL3RDC Taiwan SOAB JL3RDC
C4A Cyprus M/2 5B4KH or (C)
CB1H Chile M/? CE1DY
CN2AA Morocco M/2 LoTW; QSL via UA2FM
CQ9T Madeira M/S CT3KN
D41CV Cape Verde Island M/M IZ4DPV
E44YL Palestine M/S IK3GES
EB8AH Canary Islands SOAB LP LoTW =
FP/KV1J St Pierre & Miquelon LoTW; QSL via KV1J
FY5FY French Guiana SOAB HP FY5FY
HB20AA Switzerland M/S HB9ARF; QSL via (B/d)
HC0E Ecuador M/M HC1QRC
HS0AC Thailand M/2 HS5NMF
IH9A Italy SOSB 40M =
KH2KY Guam M/? LoTW; QSL via JA1MFR (B/d)
KL7RA Alaska M/?
KP3Z Puerto Rico SOAB LP
LY26A Lithuania M/2 LY5A
LY7A Lithuania M/M LoTW
NP2P US Virgin Islands SOAB LoTW
OH0X Aland Island SOAB HP OH2TA
OP4K Belgium M/S OP4K =
P4 Aruba SOAB HP N3DXX By N3DXX; callsign TBD
PD9X Netherlands M/2 LoTW
PJ2/DD5ZZ Curacao DD5ZZ; QSL via DARC (B) or (d)
PJ6E Saba & St Eustatius M/? LoTW; QSL via (C) & homecall (B=
PJ7/F5RAV Sint Maarten F5RAV (d)
PS2T Brazil M/2 K3IRV
PV7M Brazil SOSB 20M PT7ZT
PY41WPX Brazil SOAB HP PS7AB =
RT73AS Russia (Europe) SOSB 20M RG3B (d)
SX9C Crete M/M LoTW; QSL via SV9COL (d/C)
T40A Cuba SO LP
TO972M Martinique SOAB HP FM5BH (d)
V47JA St Kitts & Nevis SOAB LoTW; QSL via W5JON (d)
VC2A Canada SOAB HP VA2WA =
VK4TS Australia M/2 =
VQ5E Turks & Caicos M/? LoTW; QSL via W6RI (d)
WP2Z US Virgin Islands SOAB KU9C
YV1KK Venezuela M/S LoTW
Z60A Kosovo OH2BH
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau
(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only
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