The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1268
June 6, 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
Network, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX,
N4AA & QRZ DX, W4DN, W6SZN, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News,
K9EL, W9ILY, W0GJ, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com,
DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HS0ZLW,
I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK4CIE, OE1DXU, OZ6OM
& 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SP9UPK, VA3RJ &
ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and ZS6AYE for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 29th/May, through Sunday, 5th/June there were 214 countries
active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2,
9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y,
CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E6, E7, EA,
EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO,
FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH,
HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JY, K, 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, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5,
SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR,
TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK,
VK9N, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN,
YO, 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'.
3DA0, SWAZILAND. Braam, ZS6AYE, is/was active as 3DA0AY this past week
from Bulembu, Swaziland. He informed OPDX, 'I am in and out of Swaziland,
and I live 35 km from the border and work in Swaziland. I'm in the business
of communications. I am getting everything ready for a DXpeditions that
will start on July 18th to the 25th.' Activity is on 40-10 meters using
mainly the Digital modes (RTTY, JT65, PSK31). The radio is a Kenwood
using 40-200 watts into vertical antennas. For mode and band requests,
E-mails are welcome at <email@example.com>. QSL via ZS6AYE or ClubLog's
9H, MALTA. Simon, IZ7ATN, is once again active as 9H3SG from Gozo Island
EU-023). Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB only. QSL via his
CQ DX MARATHON (2015 Results Now Available). John, K9EL, DX Marathon
Manager, reports: The results from CQ's annual DX Marathon contest are
now available in the June 2016 issue of CQ Magazine and on the DX Marathon
Web site at: www.dxmarathon.com
AF-004. Mike, DG5LAC, will once again be active as EA8/DG5LAC from
Fuerteventura Island (DIE S-006, WLOTA 0883, EAFF-191) between
now and June 18. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB
and 100 watts. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the
Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.
AS-026. Members of a South Korean Amateurs Radio Club (6M6M) will
once again be active as 6M6M from Jeju Island between June
23-26th. Activity will be on 6 meters only using CW, SSB,
FM and the Digital modes. QSL via HL2UVH.
EU-010. Iain, G4SGX, will be active as GM4U/P from Isle of Berneray,
Scotland, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a
Single-Op entry. QSL via G4SGX.
EU-011. Jim, DL1DAW, will be active as M/DL1DAW from St. Mary's Island
between July 27th and August 3rd. Activity will be holiday style
operations. QSL will be via the Bureau and LoTW automatically,
no QSL required, but for direct it is via DL1DAW.
EU-011. Dominic, M1KTA, will be active from St. Agnes Island between
July 29th and August 1st. During the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
30-31st) he will use the callsign MK1K. Activity during the
contest will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters and outside of the
contest it will be on the WARC bands. QSL direct or by the
Bureau to M1KTA. He will use LoTW (but slow) and Club Log
(probably upload on way home). For more details and updates,
EU-012. Members of Aberdeen ARS will be active as GS3BSQ (pending)
from Shetland Island between July 29th and August 1st. Operators
mentioned are Norman/GM3WIJ, Allan/GM4ZUK and John/MM0JOM.
Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st).
QSL direct or by the Bureau to GM3WIJ.
EU-016. Friedhelm, DL5RF, will be active as 9A/DL5RF/M from Hvar Island
between July 11-21st. Activity will be on 40/20 meters using
SSB. Suggested frequencies are 7190 and 14270 kHz +/-. QSL via
the Bureau or eQSL.
EU-042. Mike, DG5LAC, will be active as DG5LAC/P from Hooge Island
(WWFF DLFF-013 Wadden Sea) between July 29-31st. Activity
will be include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a
Single-Op/Mode-SSB (300w) entry. QSL via DG5LAC, direct, by
the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW or eQSL.
EU-052. Dave, GM0LVI, will be active as SV8/GM0LVI/P from Zakynthos
Island [AKA Zante] between June 17th and July 6th. Activity
will be holiday style using 10 watts into a Buddistick or GP.
QSL via GM0LVI, direct or by the Bureau. NO LoTW.
EU-055. Hans, DK3PZ, will be active as LA/DK3PZ from Rennesoy
Island between June 11-18th. Activity will be holiday
style. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-067. Members of the Pikra Club located in Thessaloniki North Greece
will be active as SZ8P from Tinos Island (Kyklades Complex)
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Op/
Island-DXpedition enty. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using
CW and SSB. Operators mentioned are Stratos/SV2JU, George/SV2KF,
Alexandros/SV2BXA, Dimitris/SV2CCA, Thomas/SV2CLJ and Panagiotis/
SV2DSJ. QSL via SV2CLJ.
EU-120. Operators Darran/G0BWB, G0BFJ, Gerald/G3SDY, Barry/G4TML and
Chris/G8PUT will be active as G6LD from Holy Island during
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Op/Island-
DXpedition entry. QSL via G6LD.
EU-121. Operators Decla/EI6FR, Tony/EI2KC, Tony/EI3HA, Liam/EI7DSB,
Bernhard/HB9ASZ, Rolf/HB9DGV, Barry/GM3YEH and Gordon/GM7WCO
will be active as EJ7NET from Tory Island between June 11-15th.
QSL via HB9DGV.
EU-114. Members of 'The Vulture Squadron Contest Group' will be active
once again as GU9V from Guernsey between July 30-31st. Operators
mentioned are Iain/M0PCB, Chloe/M0GEJ, Steve/M0SPF, Peter/2E0SQL,
Tom/2U0TKB and possibly others. Activity will be during the RSGB
IOTA Contest as a Multi-Single/All-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via
M0PCB or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details, see Website:
EU-175. Dietmar, OE9SDV, is now active as CT8/OE9SDV from Graziosa
Island until June 15th. Activity will be holiday style. QSL
via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-191. Operators Alexandr/UR5FAV, Andrey/UR5FLF, Boris/UT7UT and
Nikolay/UX0FF will be active as EM5F from Fericirii Island,
(URFF-006, UIA BS-030, WW. Loc. KN45vf), (Ukrainian name -
'Novaja Zemlja') an uninhabited island, between June 6-10th.
Activity will be on all HF bands, including 6/2m, using CW,
SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via UX0FF, by the Bureau or
NA-085. Jim, KG4JSZ, will be active from St. George Island (USI FL007S)
between September 9-11th. Activity will be limited to conditions
and what time allows on 40/20/17/15 meters. QSL via info on
IY, ITALY. Members of the ARI Branch of Fidenza were active between
June 4-5th using the special Marconian callsign IY4EC to commemorate
historical ship, Elettra. A special commemorative QSL is available via
the Bureau from IQ4FE.
JT, MONGOLIA. Operators David/OK1DBS and Josef/OK1XC will be active as
JT1DBS, JT1XC, JT1F, JT1DBS/3, JT1XC/3 and JT1F/3 from Mongolia between
September 6-24th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB
and RTTY. QSL JT1DBS via OK1DBS and QSL JT1DBS via OK1XC. QSL JT1F,
JT1F/3 via JT1F, LoTW and eQSL. Look for more details to be forthcoming.
LX8, LUXEMBURG (Special Event). Operators from four different countries
(F, DK, PA and LX) will activate the callsign LX8SAR from Weicherdange
(WW Loc. JO20XA) in northern Luxembourg during the 'SAARLORLUX - Friend-
ship Meeting 2016' between June 17-19th. QSL via the Bureau.
NCDXF NEWS (W6AM Don Wallace Museum Foundation donates to Northern Cali-
fornia DX Foundation -- Press Release, 30 May 2016). A donation of $29,000
on behalf of the Don Wallace Museum Foundation (DWMF) was recently given
After 30 years the DWMF is closing down, as the area of the famous W6AM
Rhombic Ranch in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, has succumbed to residential
property development, announced board chairman Joe Locascio, K5KT. 'The
donation comes with NO restrictions or caveats. As I strongly suspect,
Don (the original) W6AM would favor such a donation to an organization
dedicated to DXing!'
Former notable members of the DWMF include the Honorable Barry M. Gold-
water/K7UGA as Honorary Chairman, John Alexander/K6SVL, John Vanderlip
(Son of Frank Vanderlip - early developer of Palos Verdes), Ken Dyda,
former founding Councilman of Rancho Palos Verdes and current sitting
Mayor as well as several others that were dedicated to the memory of Don
C. Wallace W6AM and Radio here on Palos Verdes.
Mr. Locascio states, 'We are in the last efforts in closing down the
Don Wallace Museum Foundation, Inc... now after nearly 30 years of exis-
tence. The W6AM Radio Club will continue as long as needed to support
the W6AM call sign.'
'We, the board of directors of the DWM Foundation, make this donation
on behalf of previous donors, many of which were DXers and were looking
forward to some Radio activity with respect to the old W6AM Rhombic Ranch
here in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Unfortunately, we the BOD, were not able
to achieve our long term goal of an actual Museum with an active Radio
station on the property. However, there is an 18' X 24' Bronze Plaque
that is attached to a BIG, heavy Palos Verdes rock that is placed at the
entry way to the Wallace Ranch (see SEP '15 QST, page 20), where 83 homes
are now placed entirely (if not mostly) on the ~24 Acres of property owned
by W6AM at the time of his death in May of 1985.'
'This large grant to NCDXF is our way of letting the donors to the museum
know the funds were passed to a charitable foundation whose goals are con-
sistent with the museum goals.'
The NCDXF board of directors has assured the DWMF that the donated funds
will be carefully used to support DXpeditions to the most wanted entities,
which tend to be the most expensive.
Has your club or foundation considered donating to NCDXF to support
NCDXF would like to thank those individuals who stopped by our Dayton
booth to make new or continuing individual contributions.
Have you donated yet? See ncdxf.org/ for details and recent news.
Glenn Johnson, W0GJ -- NCDXF Vice President
OE, AUSTRIA. Alex, OE1DXU, currently in Vienna, informed OPDX on Friday
that he and others will be active as OE5XWM/p. The operation is called
'close to heaven'. He states, 'The Wild Mountain DX Team would like to
inform the whole world that we are kicking it up a notch again...over
3000 mtr. asl we will be QRV on 40/20/15 meters (as well as 6/2m) between
June 23-26th, 2016!! QRO ...see ya guys in the pile up !!! QSL for this
activation is only via OE1DXU, Alex.' Operators mentioned are Alex/OE1DXU,
Edy/OE5POP and Peter/OE5PSO. This is the group's 3rd 'high altitude' DX
activation (being at 3250 meters above sea level -- being very cold up
there, but they hope that their amps will keep them warm). They also
mentioned, 'We tried several month to get a special call, but it was
denied. This will not keep us from getting on the air from the GREAT
mountains in AUSTRIA!!!'
OX, GREENLAND. Naoyuki, JK1FNL, will be active as OX/NA8O from Greenland
(NA-018) between June 19-24th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters. QSL via
JK1FNL, direct or by the Bureau. DO NOT QSL via the W8 Bureau.
POLISH WWFF ACTIVITY. Operators Peter/SO9DXX and Kris/SP9UPK were expected
to activate the Gleboka Dolina (Deep Valley /ang./) Reserve (WWFF SPFF-1262)
in the eastern part of Poland on June 4th (this past weekend) to take a
symbolic short participation in the Greenparty 2016 from there. =
Greenparty 2016 link- wff-yo.blogspot.ro/p/blog-page_3.html
WWFF - wwff.co/
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (June 5-11th)....
Jun/05th BN Jun/08th AN Jun/10th AN
Jun/06th HN Jun/09th aN Jun/11th 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, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (May 29th and June 5th) <www.qslinfo.eu>
3G1D via XQ1FM IR9F via IT9ATF S570ABC via S59ABC
3Z100HH via SP5PDB IS0/DK7ZB via DK7ZB SC0N via SM0NCS
5B/DL9MWG via DL9MWG JW/LB9LE via LB9LE SF3A via SM3CER
5K2DE via HK2NPH K1A via KC5NX (d) SI5Y via SM5BKK
5P1KZX via OZ1KZX K7M via N7TCO (d) SN0DKG via SP6OPZ
9A8DXG via DL8AW LX/OO9O via ON7SS SO5N via SP5BMU
9K9K via 9K2RA LX35G via LX-(B) SO7M via SP7PKI
AO1DA via EA1RKA LY/HB9DHG via HB9DHG SP/LA7MFA via LA7MFA
BV0WPX via BV2KI LY/SM0DRD via SM0DRD SU9VB via UA4WHX
CT7/HB9LCP/M via HB9LCP (d) LY7Z via LY9Y SV1/LZ1JZ via LZ1JZ
CT8/OE9SDV via OE9SDV LY90RADIO via LY-(B) SV1CIB via SV1CIB (d)
CT8/OH6KZP via OH6KZP LZ2016KM via LZ1BJ SV9/OE2UKL via OE2UKL
DM9K via DM9K (L) LZ73TRC via LZ1YE T49A via KU9C
E7DX via E77E LZ7A via LZ1KAA TC563FETIH via (e)
ED7C via EA7KJ M7O via M0VKY TM5BBC via F5UOW
ED7X via EA7AJR OH0/ES2TT via ES2TT TM62EURO via F5RHD
EE5AA via EA5BM OH0V via OH6LI (d/L) US0HZ via W3HNK
EF5Y via EA5GTQ (L) OK7Z via OK2ZI (O) UX2X via UT2XQ
EP2AMM via IK2DUW OL8M via OK1DRQ UZ3A via UX1AA
EX9T via EX8MLE P40KW via YU7KW WX3SKY via K3MJW
GS1H via GM0WED PA70GAC via PI4GAC XV9NPS via JA2NPS (B)
HF12Z via SP2FAP PS2T via K3IRV YR31A via YO8AXP
IG9/LZ2SX via LZ2SX (L) R85WTA via RV3YR YT0Z via YU1ZZ
II1A via IK1SPR RA32SA via RA32SA (e) Z370RSM via Z33RW
II1NS via IQ1GE RT73OA via RL5G (d) ZA/YT2KID/P via YT2KID =
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau
(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only
VK0EK QSL STATUS. Rich, KY6R, reports on May 27th: QSL Cards have been
printed by Max, and Tim and his crew will start sending them out very
W1AW/3 DC CARDS HAVE ARRIVED AT THE W3 BUREAU. Fred Laun, K3ZO, Manager
of the NCDXA/ARRL Third Call Area Incoming QSL Bureau, reports: On
Tuesday, May 31st, the ARRL Third Call Area Incoming QSL Bureau received
a box from ARRL HQ which included several dozen cards confirming contacts
with the W1AW/3 ARRL Centennial operation from the District of Columbia.
These cards have now been sorted and will be in the hands of our sorters
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 7O2A, A61DJ, AP2IA, C50C, F5BSB, LB8IB, SA6G,
SV2ROC, UR7MA and VK0EK
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: A91HI (AS-202), H44MS, LA7XK (EU-061), OY1R,
RI0KV (AS-027), RI0KV/P (AS-029), RI0QV (AS-028), S01WS, UK8OM, VK6NAX/P
(OC-164) and VK9L/G7VJR
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 8R1AE, A6/VE6LB, CF3A, CJ3A, DS5DNO/O
(AS-081), DZ1P, E6CG, GB5HQ, GJ8DX, J79XF, JR6KE/6 (AS-047), JW/DL2JRM,
OJ0W (EU-053), P40Z, S9TF, SV5/DL3DRN, VE690IRAU, VK6ISL, VO1HP,
VO1JNS, VO1RAC, VO1ROS, VO1SA, VY0M, VY0RAC, VY0/VE3LYC, XL3A, YB3MM,
YB3MM/7, YB3MM/8, YC8UTI, YC9MKF, YE3IOTA, YJ0ZS, YN2CC, ZD8D, ZL7AAA,
ZL9A and ZL9HR
RUSSIAN ARCTIC'S LEGENT DXPEDITION (Update). Looks like the members of
the Club Station Yang-Inform Ltd. are planning their DXpeditions to the
Arctic to activate four rare IOTAs as RT9K/9 starting February and March
2017. The expedition is dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the expedition
on the ship 'Fram' led by Fridtjof Nansen. Operators mentioned are:
Igor/UA9KDF (Team Leader), Alex/UA9KFX (CW), Andrey/UA9LDD (CW), Andy/
UA0BA (CW/SSB) and Victor/RW0BG (CW/SSB). The islands to be activated
are: IOTA AS-054 -- Fernliya Island in the Laptev Sea Coast West Group =
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
IOTA AS-121 -- Tyrtov Island in the Nordenshel'da Archipelago
Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes
(PSK, APRS, Pactor). They will have 3 stations on the air. Operation will
depend on the weather and ice conditions. QSL via RX9KM. Look for more
details and updates to be posted on their QRZ.com page (Some pictures
and maps have been posted there).
SV9, CRETE. Nobby, G0VJG, will be active as SV9/G0VJG from Crete (EU-015)
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/High-Power
entry. QSL via G0VJG.
T8, PALAU. Ryosei, JH0IXE, will once again be active as T8CW from the VIP
Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between June 10-16th
Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 ad PSK31. His
main operating time is between 100-2200z. QSL via JA0FOX by the Bureau,
JH0IXE direct, LoTW or eQSL. He now has a Web page at: t8cw.idou.net
T8, PALAU. Naoki, JS3LSQ, will once again be active as T88WJ from the
VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between June
25-29th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using mainly RTTY. QSL via his
home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
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
July 6-8th. He is there on business, so activity will be limited to his
spare time on 80-10 meters using SSB. 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:
VK0EK DXPEDITION NEWS (Heard Island Expedition Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 4).
The current Heard Island Expedition Newsletter (Vol. 2, No. 4) is now
available at: =
Bob, KK6EK, states, 'This Newsletter is dated April 1, 2016, and is
written as if it had been sent out while we were still on Heard Island.
In fact, I wrote it after returning from the expedition, using images
taken on the island. Because of the pictures, this is a relatively large
PDF file: 2.1 MB.'
Individuals may have already received this because they subscribed to
it, or they 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 1964 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.... We plan to issue more Newsletters, to tell you
of the experience and results of the expedition.'
PLEASE NOTE: Recommended way to view this Newsletter:
1. Download the PDF file to your browser.
2. Save the PDF file from your browser to your desktop or to a folder.
3. Open the PDF file (typically by double-clicking)
4. On the main menu of your PDF viewer:
a. Select View/Page Display/
b. Select Two-page scrolling
c. Select Show Cover Page in Two-Page View
Now you can view it full-screen using the Page Up and Page Down keys.
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_=
to download the back issue.
VK9N, NORFOLK ISLAND. Announced on June 2nd [edited]: The Quake Contesters
who previously activated YJ0X on their DXpedition to Vanuatu in 2014
announce that they will be operating from Norfolk Island with callsign
VK9NZ between September 25th and October 8th, 2016. The operators are
well-known DXers Geoff/ZL3GA, Mark/ZL3AB, Paul/ZL4TT (ex-ZL4PW) and Phil/
They will operate 160m to 6m (depending on propagation) with up to 3
stations operating simultaneously. Equipment will be 2 x K3 & KPA500,
and 2 x FT450D. One FT450D will be dedicated to 6m with a delta loop
monitoring for openings. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY and will be
attempting to give QSOs to those parts of the world which need VK9N most
according to ClubLog. They will be operating in the Oceania SSB Contest
during the first weekend of October (October 1-2nd).
Antennas will include two folding hexbeams for 20m =96 10m and verticals
& wires or the lower bands.
They are staying at Anson Bay Lodge where there is plenty of room for
Since two of their XYLs are coming along this will be a =91DXpedition
with shopping=92 in their unique Quake Contesters style, but do not be
deceived =96 this is a serious DXpedition and their target is to make 30k+
QSOs during their stay and to hand out as many ATNOs and new band/mode
slots to as many DXers as they can.
ZL3PAH is the QSL manager. QSLs will be available via OQRS on ClubLog.
Logs will be posted to LoTW after the DXpedition as soon as they have
been checked and busted QSOs corrected. VK9NZ will use the expedition
feature of ClubLog including leaderboards.
Depending on internet reliability they hope to post QSOs in real time
Members of the DXpedition will cover their own travel and accommodation
costs, but donations will be sought from individuals and DX associations
to cover additional costs including excess baggage, equipment insurance
and any one-time necessary hardware costs.
ADDED NOTE: For more details and updates, see: https://vk9nz.wordpress.com
XX9, MACAO. Gerben, PG5M, will be active as XX9TGM (pending) from Macao
(AS-075) between June 20-27th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, with a
focus on 30/17/12m, using CW. QSL via his home callsign or OQRS (see his
Web page). For more details and updates, see: www.dx.to
THE YASME FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SUPPORTING GRANTS (Press Release dates
May 27th). [edited] The Board of Directors of the Yasme Foundation are
pleased to announce a number of supporting grants in furtherance of its
goal of supporting the development of amateur radio. The grants announced
in this press release are in support of encouraging youth participation
in amateur radio and operating activities. The Yasme Foundation encourages
amateurs to support activities that promote amateur radio and result in
new licensees around the world.
Scholarships and Youth Programs
- A grant to the ARRL Foundation to fund the Yasme Foundation scholarship
- A grant to the Foundation for Amateur Radio in support of its 2017-2018
- A grant to make possible the participation by two Ethiopian young
amateurs in the Youth Contesting Program in Estonia
HF Operating Around the World
- A grant to the DX Code of Conduct founder and website operator
- A grant to the 2016 Friendship Radio Games
* * * * *
The Yasme Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to support
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: Ward Silver, N0AX, President and Director
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
Bob Vallio, W6RGG, Director
ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Thorsten, DO2JX, is now active as ZD8JX from
Georgetown, Ascension Island (AF-003). The length of his stay is not
known at this time. Activity has been on various HF bands. QSL via his
home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Carl, KB7AZ, is now active as ZF2ZZ from Little Cayman =
Island (NA-016). The length of his stay is not known at this time. Activity
will be holiday style and has been on 20/17/15 meters using SSB. He states,
'I may return in November and next spring. Temporary license is valid
through May 27, 2017.' QSL via KB7AZ.
TO BE ADDED TO THE OPDX MAILING LIST -- Click or send requests to:
OPDX WORLD-WIDE WEB HOME PAGE (provided by John, K8YSE):
ALSO VISIT THE NORTHERN OHIO DX ASSOCIATION'S WEB PAGES AT:
* All excerpts and distribution of 'The OPDX Bulletin' are granted as
long as KB8NW/OPDX/BARF80 receives credit.
** To contribute DX info, please send via InterNet Mail to:
<firstname.lastname@example.org> OR <email@example.com> OR <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Information can now be faxed to the following phone line at:
1-419-828-7791 (F A X only!)
Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW - E-mail addresses:
<email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
Editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin (OPDX - DXer's Tool of Excellence)
President of the 'Northern Ohio DX Association' (NODXA)
DX Chairman for the 'Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society
ARRL Assistant Director of the Great Lakes Division
Sysop of the 'Basic Amateur Radio Frequency BBS' (BARF80.ORG) =
OPDX mailing list
If this is a second window, opened from the main HFRadio.org News Center, close this window when you are done with this news article.
If you came here from a search engine, then don't close this window.
Website is copyright, 2001 - 2014, Tomas Hood (NW7US), all rights reserved.