The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1260
April 4, 2016
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, 27th/March, through Sunday, 3rd/April there were 224
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H,
9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV,
BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E4,
E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ,
F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FT/j, 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,
J3, J5, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, 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, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32,
T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR,
V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0H, VK9X, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VR, VU,
XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, 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'.
4W, TIMOR LESTE. Just a reminder that operators Tack/JE1CKA, Hide/JI1AVY,
Jim/7K4QOK, Yutaka/JQ2GYU and Miho/JJ2VLY will be active from Timor Leste
between April 5-11th. Operators will sign 4W/homecall or use a special 4W
callsign. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They
will participate in the Japan International DX CW Contest [JIDX] (April
9-10th). Non-JA stations are welcome to call them. Look for more details
(callsign[s] and QSL info) to be forthcoming.
8Q, MALDIVES. Ben, DL1RNT, will once again be active as 8Q7NT from Embudu
Island, South Male Atoll (AS-013), between April 5-17th. Activity will
be holiday style on 40-10 meters using mostly CW with some RTTY and PSK.
Radio is an IC-7100 with 100 watts into a vertical. QSL via his home
9M4, SPRATLY ISLAND (Reminder). Operators Pekka/OH2YY and Pekka/OH1TV
will activate Spratly Islands from Pulau Layang Layang Island (AS-051)
between April 5-9th. They will have two K3 stations with verticals for
80-20 meters and a 2-element antennas for 17-6 meters. The callsign will
be released on April 4th. They will try to get the logs to ClubLog daily
and also inform daily the band/frequency-plan for the next day. SSB will
be the main mode, but they plan to do some CW as well. QSL via OH2YY or
by the SRAL Bureau.
9X, RWANDA. Mike, SQ3PMM, and XYL are currently backpacking from various
locations throughout Rwanda. He is active as 9X9MM on 80-10 meters using
CW and SSB with a FT-857D and 100 watts. Most of his operations have
been on 20/15 meters SSB and some slow CW. See QSL info on QRZ.com. Also
visit their 'Rainbow Truck' Web page at: www.rainbowtruck.pl
C5, THE GAMBIA (Update). QRZ DX reports Pedro, ON7WP, has cancelled his
C5WP operation because Brussels Airlines could not warrant the transport
of all his luggage of their charity project on the feeder flight from
Liege-Belgium to Frankfurt-Germany, where his Gambia flight was relocated
because Brussels airport is still closed after the brutal massacre by ISIS
Muslim fundamentalist. Brussels Airlines also did not allow him to take
along his extra Pelicase with radio equipment. Pedro will keep us updated
on his new trip. In the meantime, he will be active from Belgium on 60
meter as ON7WP.
DXCC NEWS. If you have not heard, ARRL Membership and Volunteer Programs
Manager/DXAC Staff Liaison, Dave, NN1N, (as well as ARRL DX Bulletin 13
ARLD013) informs OPDX that: The ARRL Awards Committee has voted to delete
Kingman Reef (KH5K) from the DXCC List, effective 29 March, 2016. Kingman
Reef will be added to the Deleted Entities List on 29 March, 2016. The
total number of entities on the List will drop from 340 to 339.
The deletion process is described in DXCC Rules Section II DXCC List
Criteria, Part 5(a) Deletion Criteria: 'An entity may be deleted from
the List if it no longer satisfies the criteria under which it was added.
However, if the entity continues to meet one or more currently existing
rules, it will remain on the List.'
With respect to the previous paragraph's text, Kingman Reef's original
addition by virtue of separate administration has changed (separate
administration by the U.S. Navy has been removed), and the reef does not
meet any current criteria to remain on the list. The U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service administers Kingman Reef and Palmyra Island. The reef
is too close to Palmyra Island to count as a separate entity. The reef
is now considered part of the Palmyra/Jarvis DXCC entity.
DXCC members who have affirmed credit with Kingman Reef will see their
current entity totals drop by one on their DXCC awards -- including on
the bands and modes where Kingman Reef credit is given. They will also
see their DXCC Challenge totals drop commensurately. Honor Roll status
will now be attainable after confirming 330 entities on the DXCC List.
DXCC NEWS. Dave, NN1N, ARRL Membership and Volunteer Programs Manager/DXAC
Staff Liaison, reports that the following have been approved for DXCC
*P5/3Z9DX -- Democratic People=92s Republic of North Korea; 2015 operati=
ZA/IW2JOP -- Albania; All operations
* For more details on the P5/3Z9DX approval, see the following on the
ARRL Web Page: =
FT4JA JUAN DE NOVA DXPEDITION NEWS. The following press releases were
posted by the FT4JA team:
* March 31st [edited]: 'Hello from Juan de Nova! -- After our trip by
boat the finally anchored nearby the lagoon entrance. It took a complete
day to bring all equipment ashore, dealing with low and high tides in
We built the radio camp and antennas under extreme conditions. No
wind at all during those first days. On night time, the temperature
doesn't really decrease and we have thousands of mosquitoes showing
up, looking for fresh meat. Hopefully the two tents are well done.
The sea is close but very warm, with sharks coming very close to the
Prior to the expedition, we worked with satellite pictures. We met
on the island a configuration slightly different than expected but we
have been able to set-up all antennas as planned. The field around the
camp is not a soccer field but rather a place with high bushes (arbustes,
broussailles in French) that makes any move a challenge! In addition,
there's spider as big a man hand everywhere. That's Juan de Nova! Mean-
while, the lagoon and sky colors are just amazing!
We started the operation yesterday around 1230 utc. We worked with as
many station as possible around the clock, depending of the operators
shifts. The life camp is located a mile away from the shacks. During the
first 24h, we did a bit more than 10K qso. The first batch has been send
to Clublog and should be visible on the online-log soon.
Conditions are not too bad. We are meting a propagation close to our
predictions. We always keep an eye on the planning not to miss any
opening toward the 'difficult regions of the globe'. We ran on 160 and
80m without any RX antennas but we should have them tonight to cover
all parts of the world. The 6m beacon is active.
Do not hesitate to drop a mail to our pilot if you have informations
to forward to the team. We are in touch through the BGAN terminal or
The team is now focused on the pile-up. Thanks for your co-operation,
see you on the bands! .... 73, FT4JA Team'
* April 2nd: 'New report from Juan de Nova: lifestyle, pileup and RX' --
Day 4 and first week-end. We have now entered in the daily routine
of the dxpedition : operating, eating, sleeping. During the 3 first
days we kept a daily rate over the 10K QSO.
Up to seven stations are on the air simultaneously. It is not possible
of course to keep them all the time active with 10 ops. We are managing
operator=92s shifts to activate as many of them during best propagation
Like Tromelin in 2014, the best band seems to be the 15m. We try to
keep one station on SSB and one on CW to maximize the chances and
increase the number of unique callsigns.
As expected, Europe is the most simple continent to work from here.
We are doing our best to listen for Asia, Oc=E9ania and Americas every
time the propagation allows contacts. Please do not hesitate to report
informations to our pilots if needed.
We improved a bit the RX system for 80/160m but there=92s still an
issue in EU/NA direction. 2 phased pennants and reversible beverages
have been installed. The one in direction of Japan is working fine.
Already 800 stations have been logged on Top Band. We moved slightly
our TX frequency because many reports have been received to complain
about =AB fishing beacons =BB on 1820.5. Check around 1821 kHz.
Few words about the life on the island. The radio camp consists of
two tents on the north beach. The life camp is 25 minutes walk away on
the southern part of the island. We are trying to minimize our moves as
much as possible because with heat and mosquitoes, all is complicated!'
Just a reminder, operations will continue until April 11th. QSL FT4JA
via F5CWU, ClubLog's OQRS (recommended) or LoTW. After the end of the
operation, you can order either a Bureau or direct QSL card using the
OQRS provided by ClubLog. This method is by far the most simple way to
proceed without having to send your own paper QSL!
As this was being written Sunday morning, the FT4JA team made 40597 QSOs
with 13090 Unique callsigns per ClubLog as of 0448z, April 3rd:
Breakdown by modes are 18364/CW, 18275/SSB, and 3958/RTTY. Break-
down by percentage by Continents are 1.0/AF, 0.0/AN, 13.4/AS, 59.7/EU,
24.3/NA, 1.0/OC and 0.5/SA. For more detailed information, see:
AF-083. By the time you read this, operators Ash/KF5EYY (3V/KF5EYY),
Ali/3V8SM, Ali/F4HJD (3V/F4HJD) and Ahmed/3V8CB will be finishing
their activity as 3V8SM from Djerba Island (QRT on April 3rd).
Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via
LX1NO or LoTW.
EU-010. Operators Bob/M0KLO, Glenn/G0SBN and Chris/GM3WOJ will be
active as GS0NWM from Isle Of Barra in the Outer Hebrides
between April 24-30th. Activity will be 80-10 meters using
CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via M0URX or his OQRS.
EU-028. Members of the ARI Verona DX Team will be active as IA5J from
Giglio Island (IIA T002, ARLHS 130, WLOTA T012, WW Loc. JN52ki)
between April 21-25th. This DXpedition will try to promote the
activities on the 6m band via Meteor Scatter and off (EME Earth-
Moon-Earth) as well as other modes, but also on the HF bands
80-10 meters. The main frequency will be 14260 kHz. The other
SSB freqs. are 28560, 28460, 24950, 21260, 18128, 7055 and 3755
kHz. The CW freqs are 28040, 24920, 21040, 18098, 14040, 10115
and 3530 kHz. Operators mentioned are I3VJW, IK3JBP, I3LDP,
IK3SCB, IZ3JKI, IW3ICK and IU3BXI. QSL via IU3BXI or ClubLog's
OQRS. For more info and QSL request see:
EU-175. (Late Report) On April 2nd, operators CU3GQ/P (SSB) and CU3AA/P
(CW) were to be active from Pico do Facho, Terceira Island, SOTA
reference CU/TE-004. This place is located within Reserva Flore-
stal de Recreio do Monte Brasil with references numbers WWFF
CTFF-0204 and AFFA CUFF-143. Activity was to be mostly on 20m.
QSL via their home callsign.
OC-150. Operators Adi/YB9GV, Amiruddin/YB9IPY, Kardi/YB9KA, YL Rosita/
YC9JAJ and Didi/YC9HF will be active using the special callsign
YB9K from Satonda Island between April 12-16th. The callsign
is to celebrate the 2016 Tambora Charm Festival. Activity will
be on 20/15/10 meters. QSL via DL3KZA.
SA-030. Operators Daniel/CX1FU, Lupo/CX2ABC, Bano/CX3ABC, Daniel/CX3DDO,
Enrique/CX4BAN, Luis/CX5AJ, Nelson/CX6ACY, Jorge/CX6DAP and
Ruben/CX8DQ will be active as CV5A from Flores Island (ARLHS
URU-001) between April 14-18th. QSL only directly via CX2ABC
or CX1FU. See Web page: cv5a.cx.uy
IQ4FE, ITALY (Special Event). Members of the A.R.I. Fidenza Radio Club
will be on the air as IQ4FE between April 18-28th. Activity will be on
the HF bands to commemorate the World War II event 'Fornovo's Sack Battle'
which occurred near Parma, Italy, at the end of April 1945, with the con-
tribution of the Brazilian forces supporting the allied troups: 'For=E7a
Expedicion=E1ria Brasileira' (FEB). To receive a special commemorative
QSL, send your card via the Bureau to IQ4FE. For further information
see: <www.arifidenza.it> and IQ4FE on QRZ.com.
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For April). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of April 2016:
GX4BJC/A - Operated from Bream, in Gloucestershire, by Chris, G0SDD.
(/A WAB Square SO60 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
MX1SWL/A - Operated from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie, G6XOU.
(/A WAB Square TM22 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
Herbie will also operate as MX1SWL/P from various locations.
His WAB information will be given if requested.
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
JX, JAN MAYEN. Svein, LA9JKA, will once again be active as JX9JKA from
Jan Mayen Island (EU-022) starting April 12th and will be there for at
least 6 months (October 4th). Activity will be limited to his spare-time
on the HF bands (usually 160-4 meters), using SSB and the Digital modes.
Svein mentions this time he will be active first on lowbands: 160/80/60/
40/30 meters. He will later focus on the higher bands: 20-10 meters. The
summer months will be specially focused on 6m and 4m Digital and SSB modes.
QSL via his home callsign direct only. Also see QRZ.com (under JX9JKA).
KH6, HAWAII. Alex, F4GHS, will be active as KH6/F4GHS from three different
island in the Hawaiian Islands (OC-019) between August 5-26th. Look for
him to activate the following islands:
August 5-10th -- Oahu Island
August 10-17th -- Kauai Island
August 17-26th -- Big Island
Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using SSB. QSL via his
home callsign direct with SAE+ 2 USDs.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (April 4-10th)....
Apr/04th AN Apr/07th LN Apr/09th AN
Apr/05th AN Apr/08th HN Apr/10th 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.
Also, checkout the VOACAP predication Web page at:
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (April 3rd) <www.qslinfo.eu>
8T2BH via I1HYW (d) OE90AAW via OE3SGA RZ55YG via RQ7L
A96A via A92AA OE90OVSV via OE6HLF S5/PA3BHF via M0MPM
DL65TRS via DG2MEL OP0PPY via ON7LX SN1050M via SP6IEQ
DR2016KIDS via DJ9PH PX36C via PY1MT SN1050PL via SP2PBM (B)
ED5M via EA5FL RA55YG via RQ7L SN1X via SP1KQR
EM30UC via UR7UC RC55YG via RQ7L SO9C via SQ9CNN
EM90LUR via UX3LF RG55YG via RQ7L TA0/DL7VBJ via DL7VBJ
FT4JA via F5CWU RJ55YG via RQ7L UK/JE1RZR via (L)
FW5JJ via F5RXL (d) RQ55YG via RQ7L UN55G via UN0GL (L/e)
HF6FIRAC via SP6IEQ (B/L) RT55YG via RQ7L UO55G via UN0GL (L/e)
J42AGM via SZ2TSL RT73AP via RL5G (d) ZV2K via PY2SHF
JW/DL7DF via DL7DF RW55YG via RQ7L
N0S via NW0M (d/L) RX55YG via RQ7L
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau
(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only
3XY5M QSL ISSUED SOLVED! Michael, PA5M, informs OPDX readers: 'To all
HAM radio stations who have worked 3XY5M and have sent an OQRS request
but still haven't got their cards. Would you be so kind to contact me
by e-mail. <email@example.com>
I am now the sole QSL manager for my operations. OQRS can still be
requested and in the meantime buro cards will be continue to be answered.
The turnaround for all 3XY5M OQRS and direct QSL requests is 1 day
(from 19 March until 18 April 2016 we will not be able to answer your
requests due to work and holidays).
Please make sure you add your postal address for quick reply!
PIRATE ALERT! Henry, 6Y5JH, whose station has been down since April of
2015, reports that a PIRATE has been using his callsign and making QSOs
on 30/17/12 meters. He is in the process of putting his station back
on the air in about 2 months or so. He will make an announcement when
he is back on the air.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4A1DX, E21ZC, EA4TD, EU6AF, EY8MM, JT1BV, LB2TGH,
T32CO, T32WW, UR8GZ, VK0EK, VK3FM and YN5PL
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3XY1T (AF-051), 5A1AL, JT1BV, S01WS, S79CO,
TM1BIG (EU-107) and ZY2QG
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3DA/G3SXW, 5Q7Y, 6Y6N, 7P8VR, 9K2F,
9K2HN, 9K2NO, 9K2SS, 9K9GHL, 9K24P, 9M2CNC, AP2TN, CE8DMT, DA300CFG,
DG500BIER, DM0Y, DL60STATUT, DP4E, DQ70ELBE, DR150MM, EA8/DL3GCS,
FS/DM2XO, HB0/DK4MX, HB0/DL2SBY, HZ21FI, LZ0I, OU100RAEM, P40BC, S79KB,
SK7BORE, T48K, V73D, VU4I, YV1JF, YV4BCD, YV5LI, YV5MD, YY4GLD, YY5AFJ,
YY5AJI, YY5DAR and YY5NEC
T8, PALAU. Akira, JH0CKF/DU1CKF/AF1Y, is once again active as T88MZ from
the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between
April 5-8th. He is there on business, so activity will be limited to his
spare time on the HF bands. QSL via DU1CKF, direct or by the Bureau,
eQSL, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details about the VIP Guest Hotel
(Free Radio Room), see: www.palau-radio.com/index.php?page=3Drr2014
TK9, CORSICA. Members of the Valle Brembana DX & Contest Team (VBDXC)
will be active as TK9C from Corsica Island (EU-014) between April 22-25th.
Operators mentioned are Ezio/IK2AHB, Diego/IW2MZX, Romano/IW2NAP, Ales-
sandro/IW5ELA, Andrea/IZ2AJE and Fabio/IZ2GMT. Activity will be on the
HF bands. QSL via IK2AHB, by the Bureau, direct or ClubLog's OQRS. Visit
their Web page for possible updates at: www.vbdxc.altervista.org
TS60, TUNISIA (Special Event). Members of the ASTRA (ASsociation Tunisienne
des Radio Amateurs) are now active as TS60ID to celebrate Tunisia's 60th
anniversary of independence. Activity has been on 20 meters SSB. QSL via
address on QRZ.com.
V8, BRUNEI. Bernhard, OE9SBD will be active as V85/OE9SBD from Bandar
Seri Begawan between April 18-22nd. Activity will be on 40/30/20 meters
using CW. QSL via OE9SBD or V85AVE.
VK0EK HEARD ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. As of March 31st, the VK0EK team has
reported that they have 6 stations on the air from Atlas Cove. However,
the team reported on April 2nd: 'From early in the conception of this
project we planned to activate two sites, a main location with all bands
at Atlas Cove, and a limited operation for a short period from Spit Bay
on the other side of Heard Island. The Spit Bay operation was designed to
improve our ability to make contacts to western and central North America,
which from Atlas Cove is the other side of Big Ben, the 9000-foot volcano
in the center of Heard Island. However, now that the operation from Atlas
Cove is well underway, we are finding good openings to the west coast on
many bands. We are VERY aware of the areas that still have a huge need =96
and will work hard to work you in these areas. =
Furthermore, Matt, the captain of the Braveheart, has been looking for
a reasonably safe weather opportunity to land and deploy a radio team at
Spit Bay, but so far we have not had one. As we enter the second half of
the expedition, we have to consider what will be the most productive
strategy, and it seems to us that continuing the operation with a full
complement of operators from the Atlas Cove location will be more effective
than dispatching part of the team to Spit with uncertain weather openings.
Please use our support team to inform us of propagation windows we might
be missing so that you can get your ATNO. They will analyze this input and
where they see trends they will pass it on to the operating team.'
Here is a list of several important/interesting press releases that were
again sent out and posted on their Web page over past week. This includes
many pictures being posted. All of the press releases can be viewed at:
The dates and titles of the press releases are as follows:
March 29th: PLEASE HELP YOUR FELLOW DXers!
March 30th: Bob, KK6EK on W5KUB Amateur Radio Roundtable
March 30th: Huge Thanks to HDT Global for AWESOME Tents and Flooring . .
March 30th: Big Ben and The Camp
April 2nd: The Word on Spit
April 2nd: 50 THOUSAND QSO=92s With More Than a Week to GO!
April 2nd: Heard Island
Just a reminder, operations will continue until April 10th and that QSOs
are now being logged almost instantly on the DXA Web page at: dxa3.=
QSL VK0EK via M0URX, direct or the OQRS (recommended) or LoTW. After
the end of the operation, you can order either a Bureau or direct QSL
card using the OQRS which will be processed by the QSL Manager (Tim
Beaumont, M0URX). This method is by far the most simple way to proceed
without having to send your own paper QSL!
As this was being written Sunday morning, the VK0EK team has made 51536
QSOs with 16211 Unique callsigns per ClubLog as of 1105z, April 3rd:
Breakdown by modes are 39477/CW, 10568/SSB, 1489/RTTY and 2/FM. Break-
down by percentage by Continents are 1.5/AF, 0.0/AN, 21.9/AS, 50.9/EU,
21.1/NA, 3.3/OC and 1.3/SA. For more detailed information, see:
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS. Joe, KA3CNC, will once again be active as VP5/KA3CNC
from Turks and Caicos Islands between April 16-24th. Activity will be on
all HF bands (his favor bands are 40/30/17m using CW and SSB). QSL via
his home callsign.
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