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DX Bulletin No. 1018
July 11, 2011
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
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, N2OO, NG3K & ADXO, N4AA & QRZ DX, W5SJ/4,
N6PSE, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, KF8UN, W8GEX (60m News), W0GJ, Algarve STAR
DX Team, AT International, CO8ZZ, DL1SBF, DG8KAD & The DX News Letter,
DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3VKW, HP1AC,
I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ2LSC, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-
Newsdesk, PS7AB, RSGB IOTA Web Site, SM1TDE, 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, 3rd-July, through Sunday, 10th-July there were 222
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A,
9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY,
C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s,
E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ,
FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0,
HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/m, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8,
JA, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH3, 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, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5,
SV9, T32, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9,
UK, UN, UR, V4, V5, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR,
VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB,
ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZL7, 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" (WFWL).
6V7, SENEGAL (Possibly C5). Luc, F5RAV, will once again be active next
year (2012) from La Somone between February 25th and March 6th. He will
be operating from Jean-Francois, 6W7RV, QTH as 6V7T. Activity will
probably be the same as last time -- on SSB and PSK31, and on 160-10
meters (including 17 and 12m with a dipole only). He will also once
again be in the French REF SSB Contest (February 25-26th) and the ARRL
DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th). QSL via only direct to his home callsign.
See details on QRZ.com. Also, visit his BLOG page at: http://f5rav.free.fr
ADDED NOTE: Luc will also try to be active as C56/F5RAV (or possibly
another callsign) from Banjul, The Gambia (C56), between the two weekends
(February 27th, and March 3rd, 2012) with some other operators from
9H, MALTA. Operators Tommy/DL8KX and Andy/DD8ZJ will be active as 9H3KX
from Gozo Island (EU-023, MIA MM-004, WLOTA 0046) between October 8-14th.
Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via DL8KX, by
the Bureau or direct.
9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. Jim, N6TJ, will once again be active as 9Y4W
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as Single-Op/All-Band
entry. QSL via DL4MDO.
CQ73, PORTUGAL. Members of the Algarve STAR DX Team will be active as
CQ73O between July 11-17th during the Faro International Moto Meeting.
Activity will be on all bands and modes. Operators mentioned are Luis/
CT1CQK, Jose/CT1EHX, Toze/CT1GFK, Mike/CT1IUA, Anderson/CT2IUK, Lili/
CT2KAL and Pedro/CR7ABW. QSL via CT1EHX. For more info, pictures and
online log, go to: http://algarvedx.com
E5, NORTH AND SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Bill, N7OU, informs OPDX that he will
be active from the following this year:
Southern Cook Islands - From Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between October
17th and November 7th; as E51NOU; CW only; on
80-10m; during his spare time as work allows;
QSL via N7OU.
Northern Cook Islands - From Manihiki Atoll (OC-014) between November
8-22nd; callsign TBA; CW only; on 160-10m;
Single-Op DXpedition; focus on EU; QSL via N7OU.
EJ3, IRELAND (IOTA Op). Members of the Galway Radio Experimenters Club
(EI4GRC) and the Shannon Basin Radio Club (EI2SBC) will be on air from
Inishbofin Island (EU-121) for the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a
Multi-Op/Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry using the callsign EJ3Z. This is
their second year of joining forces for this contest. Inishbofin is a
small island 9km off the west coast (53.37 North - 10.14 West). On the
days leading up to the contest, members will be active using their own
callsigns on HF and VHF; also watch out for EJ4GRC. Inishbofin Grid Sq.
is IO43VO. Operators mentioned are Pat/I9HX, Niall/EI4CF, Anthony/EI6GGB,
Mike/EI2EO, Tony/EI3HA, Fergus/EI6IB, Ronan/EI8IH, Brian/EI8IU, Mark/EI6JK,
Des/EI5GT, Tom/EI3ER, Adrian/EI7DMB, Michael/EI4AL and Enda/EI2II. For more
information on the island, see: http://www.inishbofin.com
GS, SCOTLAND (Lighthouse Op!). Geoff, G0PFH, will be heading to Scotland
to activate a trio of lighthouses between July 25-29th. Geoff will be
activating the following ARLHS SCO lighthouses utilizing the Halifax
club callsign GS2UG: Killantringan Lighthouse (SCO-111)
Port Patrick Lighthouse (SCO-177)
Southerness Lighthouse (SCO-223)
Geoff is uncertain as to the order the lighthouses will be activated, but
the preliminary information is available on QRZ.com under the callsign
GS2UG. This info will be updated as his plans become firm. Please be sure
to read and follow the QSL instructions.
EU-031. Operators John/IK8LIU, Francesco/IK8WEJ, Vincenzo/IZ0FKE,
Oreste/IZ8EDJ, Aurelio/IZ8EGM, Rosario/IZ8KNW, Dario/IZ8LKL,
Fabio/IZ8OJG and Giuseppe/IZ8UZF will be active as IC8L from
Licosa Island (IIA SA 001, ARLHS ITA 089, WAIL CA 020, WLOTA
LH 3342) on July 24th. QSL via Aurelio, IZ8EGM.
EU-052. Operators Panos/SV3DCX, Kostas/SV8BUS, Michalis/SV8GKE and
Pantelis/SV2HWR will be active as SZ8L from Meganisi Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Op/
Mixed-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via SV8GKE.
EU-081. A French-Belgium group will be active as TM5SM from Saint
Marcouf Island (WLH LH0060, DIFM MA0001) between August
11-15th. Operators mentioned are Jean-Bernard/F4RTE, Jean-
Claude/F5IL, Jacques/F5JY, Jean/F5NKX, Denis/F5RJM, Alain/
F6BFH, Benoit/F8PDR and Francois/ON4LO. Activity will be on
80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via F5RJM, direct
or by the Bureau.
NA-067. Operators Karl/W4CHX, Marty/W4MY and Paul/AA4XX will be active
as AA4XX from Harker's Island, NC, during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 30-31st) as a Multi-Op/All-Band (80-10m)/Mixed-Mode entry.
QSL via LoTW.
NA-143. (Not NA-145 as mentioned in OPDX.1017) Joe, K5KUA, will be
active as K5KUA/5 from Galveston Island (USI TX001S, Galveston
County, Texas) between July 29th and August 1st. He will
participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a
Single-Op entry. Activity will be on all HF bands, propagation
permitting. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
NA-154. Operators Barry/VE1TRI, John/VE1CDD, Alan/VA1MM, Fraser/VE1WO
and Robert/VE1PQ will be active as VC1Z during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Op/Mixed-Mode/High-Power/
24-Hrs entry. QSL via VE1CDD.
NA-232. Yuri, N3QQ, announced this past week that the St. Matthew
Island (NA-232) operation is back on for 2011. Yuri has managed
to team up with Mike Horn, well-known South African and Swiss
explorer, whose vessel is now in Kodiak. Yuri is planning to
arrive in Dutch Harbor on July 14th. Tim, NL8F, is expected
to join them, as well as Yuri, UA9OBA. Activation is expected
to take place between July 19-22nd, depending on Mike's schedule
and the weather. For more details and updates, watch:
For more info on Mike Horn and his 4 year Pangaea Expedition,
ADDED NOTE: The NA-070 operation is now called off due to the
change of plans.
OC-142. (Update) Operators Paul/VK4FPDW, Derek/VK4MIA, Mike/VK4QS and
Graham/VK4FGCC will be active as VI4FI from the Sandy Cape
Lighthouse (AU0043) on Fraser Island during the International
Lighthouse-Lightship Weekend (August 20-21st). Activity will
be on all HF bands "SSB ONLY" from 80-10 meters. Suggested
80m - 3600 kHz (For VK Foundation & Standard Licences)
3795 kHz (For The World)
40m - 7180 kHz
20m - 14260 kHz
17m - 18145 kHz
15m - 21295 kHz
12m - 24945 kHz
10m - 28495 kHz
All frequencies will be +/- 5-10kHz in case of QRM. QSL via
VK4MIA, direct (see QRZ.com), direct or by the Bureau (NO eQSL).
Visit their Web page at: http://www.sandycape2011.com
SA-035. Members of the Caracas DX Group will be active as YW5LR from
Los Roques Islands (SA-035) between July 13-18th. Activity is
in celebration of the Venezuelan Navy Day (July 24th). The 15
team operators will be on all bands and modes. QSL via DM4TI.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 11-17th)....
Jul 11 AN SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS
Jul 12 AN --------------------
Jul 13 AN BN - Below Normal
Jul 14 AN AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
Jul 15 HN LN - Low Normal
Jul 16 AN-HN HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
Jul 17 HN DIS - Disturbed
VDIS - Very Disturbed
QUIET - The "A" index is expected to be between
0-7 and the "K" index will be 2 or less
UNSETTLED - The "A" index is expected to be between
7-16 and "K" index will be 3 or less
N2, UNITED STATES (Lighthouse Op!). Members of the Old Barney ARC will
be operating as N2OB from the Barnegat Lighthouse (USA-039) on Long
Beach Island (NA-111), NJ, on August 6th, from about 1300-2100z. Rain
date is August 7th. There will be two stations set up with activity
primarily on 20 and 40 meters SSB. QSL via N2OB.
NCDXF PRESS RELEASES............
NW6P RETIRES - Glenn Johnson, W0GJ, NCDXF Vice President, sent out
the following on July 4th: "Effective immediately Tom McShane, NW6P,
has resigned as a director and the secretary of NCDXF. Tom has been
on the board of directors and its secretary for over 15 yrs. Tom
suffered a serious stroke on January 25, 2011, and has been recuperating
since then. Tom felt that his stroke rehabilitation would be a full
time job for a number of months. The NCDXF board and officers wish Tom
continuing great success in his recovery. He will be missed."
SOUTHERN SUDAN - Glenn Johnson, W0GJ, NCDXF Vice President, sent out
the following on July 6th: "The Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF)
is pleased to announce a major grant to the Intrepid DX Group
<http://www.intrepid-dx.com/> and the DX Friends <http://www.dxfriends.com/>
who have joined together to activate the new entity of the Republic of
Southern Sudan. Licensing is imminent and operation could begin in the
next few days. <http://dx-world.net/2011/press-release-south-sudan-dx-friends-intrepid-dx-group/>"
OA4, PERU. NODXA member Byron, KF8UN, will be in Peru between July 22nd
and August 16th, and plans to be active as OA4/KF8UN. He states that he
plans to work 20 meters, devoting August 8th, to amateur radio, but will
be on casually at other times. Byron will check in as often as possible
with the YL International Single Sideband System Net on 14332 khz. He
will also try to operate mobile when possible. QSL via his home callsign.
OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Eric, SM1TDE, will be active as OH0/SM1TDE from Eckero
in the Aland Islands (EU-002) group between July 21-24th. Activity will
be holiday style. Look for him around 2 kHz from the bandedges on CW on
80-10 meters. QSL via the bureau, and later LoTW.
PJ5, SINT EUSTATIUS. Gerd, DL7VOG, announced that he will be active as
PJ5/DL7VOG from Sint Eustatius Island (NA-145) starting the middle of
November through the beginning of December. His three week operation
will also include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th). Activity
will be on 160-6 meters using mainly CW and RTTY, but he will have a
microphone with him just case someone really needs a phone QSO. As always,
Gerd will be using his IC-706MK2G (this time with an amp) into an HF9VX
for 80-6m and an inverted "L" (on a 15m fiberglass pole) for 160m. QSL
via his home callsign, Bureau is preferred.
PJ7, SINT MAARTEN. Operators Travis/AF6WU and Kjerstin/KJ0DVA will be
active as PJ7/homecalls from Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711) between
August 11-15th. Activity will be mostly SSB on 20/17/15 meters. QSL
via LoTW or direct via AF6WU. U.S. stations please send one first class
stamp. International stations send 1 USD or 1 IRC. PLEASE NO SASE.
Bureau QSLs or cards with no return postage will get a delayed reply
or probably through the Bureau.
PQ3, BRAZIL (Lighthouse Op!). Orlando, PT2OP, will be active as PQ3C
from Chui Lighthouse (ARLHS BRA-024, DFB RS-13) between July 17-20th.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters SSB. QSL via PT2OP, direct (see QRZ.com)
or by the Bureau.
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4O3A, 7P8AA, 8R1K, B7P, C6A/N5KM, EA3GHZ, EV1R,
FM5CD, FS/K9EL, JG7MFN, KH6MB, OL5Q, ON5PO, PJ6D, PR1T, PZ5RA, SP8AJK,
SV5/G0TSM, VA2OP, VE3AXW, VE9DX, ZB2X and ZS8MI
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3D2A, 4J3M, 5M2TT, 9L5MS, CX5BW, EG5CI,
F1BBU (SAT), IS0/WH0Q, J28JA, JD1BMH, K8LEE/CY0, LY3BH, N1SNB/CY0,
N0TG/CY0, P29VCX, P29VLR, PJ2T, SP5EWY, ST2EB, SV2ASP/A, T31A, TG9AHM,
TG9NX, TJ9PF and ZA/I2GPT
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: HB0/PC5A and HP1/IZ6BRN
SILENT KEY. Keith, G3VKW, informs OPDX that Henry Lewis, G3GIQ, became
a "Silent Key" (SK) July 7th, in a hospital in Barnstable Devon. Henry
had recently left London and moved to Devon. OPDX and its readers would
like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of
ST0, SOUTHERN SUDAN (Update). The Southern Sudan is now the world's
newest country as they celebrated its independence on Saturday, July
9th, with a flag-raising and a swearing-in ceremony for the new president
in the capital Juba. The special ceremony was attend by U.N. Secretary
General Ban Ki-moon and several other world delegates. On Friday, the
U.N. Security Council approved a new peacekeeping force for South Sudan.
The United Nations Security Council will endorse the Republic of Southern
Sudan to become a member before the General Assembly on July 14th. The
Southern Sudan is then expected to be the 193rd member/nation of the U.N.
The ARRL should recognize this new country once they obtain UN admission.
Meanwhile, Paul, N6PSE, reports that the Intrepid-DX Group and the DX
Friends/Tifariti Gang is expected to activate this newly created country.
They have had several meetings with this new government and they have
obtained a valid license for this DXpedition. A team of 18 international
operators are hoping to make 100,000 contacts over fourteen full days of
operation on each amateur band and mode. If exact days for their operation
are announced during the week, look for a special bulletin to be sent out.
Stay tuned! For more details and updates watch:
T32, EAST KIRITIMATI. Giovanni, I5JHW, will be active as T32JB from the
Captain Cook Hotel on Christmas Island (OC-024) between August 17-24th.
Activity will be holiday style on CW, SSB and RTTY, using an IC-718 and
a 7-band vertical antenna. QSL via I5JHW. ADDED NOTE: Giovanni is actually
on a family vacation which also includes Fiji (3D2HW) and New Caledonia
(possibly his renewed callsign FK/I5JH), but the main operations will be
on Christmas Island. For more details, visit his Web page at:
T48, CUBA. Once again, members of the "Federación de Radioaficionados de
Cuba" in Las Tunas, will activate the contest callsign T48K during the
upcoming CQWW VHF Contest (July 16-17th) as a Multi-Single entry. They
will be on 6 and 2 meters from Grid Locator FL10mw, which was previously
activated on 6 meters during the June QSO Party. This activity will be
the very first time ever on 2 meter/CW/USB. QSL via DK1WI.
V6, MICRONESIA. Aaron, W6ANM, will be active as V63FAA from Kosrae (OC-059)
between July 26-29th, and Pohnpei (OC-010) between July 30th and August
4th. Activity will be focused on 40 and 20 meters using CW and SSB. A
contact can be scheduled via the E-mail address on QRZ.com for any HF
band. QSL via LoTW or direct to W6ANM (please include SASE). A new Web
page is now available with details about his schedule, QSL info and
online log, at: http://home.comcast.net/~V63FAA-2011/site/?/home
W2, UNITED STATES (Lighthouse Op!). Members of the Old Barney ARC will
be operating as W2T from the Tucker's Island Lighthouse (USA-911) in the
Tuckerton Seaport <www.tuckertonseaport.org> between August 13-14th,
from about 1300-2100z each day. There will be two or three stations set
up with activity primarily on 40/20/17 meters SSB. QSL via N2OO. Visit
the Old Barney ARC Web page at: http://www.obarc.org
XE3/XF3, MEXICO (IOTA Op). Andrea, IZ2LSC, will be active as XE3/IZ2LSC
between July 26th and August 8th. Activity will be holiday style on 30-6
meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He will also make a side trip
to activate IOTA NA-045, Isla Mujeres, as XF3/IZ2LSC between August 9-14th.
Andrea informs OPDX that "According to RSGB IOTA website the Island has
been credited to only 30.5% of participants." QSL via EB7DX, by the Bureau
or direct, as well as LoTW. For more details, visit the Web page at:
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Just a few more days to work Ann, W6NN, as ZF2LL
from Grand Cayman Island (NA-016) as her last day is July 12th. Activity
has been on 20 and 15 meters SSB. QSL via her home callsign, direct or
by the Bureau or LoTW.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Operators Bob/W5UQ and Bill/W5SJ will be active as
ZF2UQ and ZF2EZ, respectively, between July 11-17th. They will be based
at the "Cayman Amateur Radio Society" (ZF1A) club station. Operation
will be primarily CW with an emphasis on 6 meters. Bill will operate
Single-Op in the CQWW VHF Contest (July 16-17th). Bill states, "It is
planned to be fun and relaxing - dits, dahs and beach!" Send QSLs for
both callsigns to Jay, W5JAY.
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