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DX Bulletin No. 1019
July 18, 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, WO2N, NG3K & ADXO, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF,
K6GEP, KH6BZF, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), WB8YJF, AT International, DL1SBF,
DG8KAD & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, E51JD, F6AJA &
Les Nouvelles DX, F6FQK, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ3EBA,
OE1WHC, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, PT2OP, RSGB IOTA Web
Site, TA1HZ, UT7CL, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE7DP, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and
ZL2TZE for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 10th-July, through Sunday, 17th-July there were 211
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H,
9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, 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, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP,
FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP,
HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J5, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH2,
KH4, 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, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, S9,
SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TT,
TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2V,
VP5, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU,
YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
First Worry Later" (WFWL).
5Z, KENYA. Sig, NV7E, is active as 5Z4EE from Nairobi, and has announced
that he will be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) and the ARRL
DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th, 2012) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power
entry. QSL via NV7E, by the W7 Bureau or direct using the address on
QRZ.com (see details). He DOES NOT use LoTW.
9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. Jim, N6TJ, will be active as 9Y4W from Scar-
borough, Tobago Island (SA-009, WLOTA 0412), during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 26-27th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via DL4MDO, direct or by
E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Airmail Deliveries To The Islands). Jim, E51JD,
from Rarotonga Island sent the following to OPDX about the airmail he
receives (edited): "To The Editor -- For some time I have been intrigued
at how long it takes airmail to reach my mail box, particularly some of
the mail posted in USA, and I decided to record details of QSL mail received
between 11 and 27 June 2011. Mail from Italy, UK, Slovenia, Spain, Czech
Republic, France, Greece, Germany & Ukraine took two to three weeks from
date of mailing compared to that from USA which with two exceptions took
at least a month and in most cases a number of months to reach me. Some
examples include that posted in Greer, SC, on 11th Feb. & Gilbert, AZ,
on 13th Oct. 2010 received on 11th June, that posted in Melbourne, FL,
on 10th Oct. 2010 received on 20th June together with mail posted in
Melrose, FL, on 29th March and Pacifica, CA, on 25th March. Mail received
on 30th June included one posted in San Jose, CA, on 15th November 2010
and others posted in Bakersfield, CA, on 14th April, Melrose, FL, on
21 March, Austin, TX, on 5th February and Wichita Kansas on 31st March.
The mail I picked up on 27 June included one mailed in Springfield, LA,
on 29th March.
Apart from the occasional public holiday our post office is open Monday
to Friday and my mail box is cleared daily - I have not listed the U.S.
mail which took less than two months to reach me.
This is hardly DX news but I thought that I should try to get the
information out to operators who may have been waiting some months to
receive a response to QSL cards. Personally I am not worried as I do
not chase the cards, but any card I receive which includes the addressed
envelope and return postage is replied to.
In the hope of getting maximum coverage I have sent this message to
two other DX Newsletters.
Thanks and 73s
P O BOX 491
FG, GUADELOUPE. Members of the Radio Club Guadeloupe (FG5KC) will be
active as FG5KC/P from Isle of Saints (NA-114) during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 30-31st). Operators mentioned are Isaac/FG0NC, Daniel/
FG1JS, Philippe/FG1DD, Jules/FG1JD and Marie-Berthe/SWL F-97120. QSL
via FG5KC, direct or by the Bureau or eQSL. Visit Radio Club Guadeloupe's
Web page at: http://fg5kc.voila.net
AS-080. Members of the Korea Contest Club (KCC) will be active as
D93I from Anmyon Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
30-31st). Operators mentioned are Seung/DS4NYE, Jeong/DS1OYR,
Jeon/DS1EVQ, Han/DS2GOO, Cho/DS3MLG, Lee/DS4NMJ, Kim/HL1OYF
and Han/HL1VAU. QSL via DS4NYE direct or LoTW.
EU-030. Axel, OZ7VEA, will be active from Bornholm Island between
July 24th and August 5th. His activity will also include the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/SSB-Only/
12-Hrs entry. QSL via the Bureau. For more details, see his
Blog at: http://oz7vea2011.blogspot.com
EU-042. Peter, DC1HPS, will be active as homecall/p from Pellworm
Island (DID N-23, WLOTA 1188) during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 29-31st). Outside of the contest activity will be on
the HF bands with a focus on the Digital modes. For more
information, see: http://www.qrz.com/db/DC1HPS
EU-073. Members of the Associazione Radioamatori Marina Italiani
Sezione di Taranto (A.R.M.I) and 599 DX Team will be active
as IJ7DX from San Pietro Island between August 18-21st. Activity
will be on the HF bands and 6 meters using CW, SSB and the
Digital modes. QSL via IZ7LDC. For more details, visit their
Web page at: http://www.armi.ta.it/ij7dx
EU-091. Members of the Centro Italiano Sperimentazione Attività
Radioantist Sezione di TARANTO (C.I.S.A.R.) will be active as
IQ7HK from Isola Grande during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
30-31st) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via IK7FPX direct only.
Operators mentioned are Gilberto/IK7LMX, Giancarlo/IK7QMJ,
Michele/IK7FPX, Angelo/IZ7CTE, IZ7CEG, Vincenzo/I7PXV, Casear/
IK7XNF, IK7SIA and IZ7MND.
EU-097. Ian, G4FSU, will be active as OH/G4FSU from Emsalo Island
between now and August 10th. His activity will also include
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via his home
EU-131. Members of the Extreme DX & Contest Group will be active as
IL3A from La Certosa Island (IIA VE-018), Saturday, July 23rd,
weather permitting. Activity will be on 20 and 40 meters. QSL
via IK3HHX, by the Bureau or direct. For more details, see
QRZ.com or <www.extremegroup.org>.
EU-136. Lang, S57UN, will be active as 9A/S57UN from Rab Island during
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-146. Operators Francois/ON4LO, Eddy/ON4CCK, Walter/ON8CW, Beni/
ON3BL and Erik/ON4CCV will be active as PA/ON4LO/P from Schouwen
Duiveland between July 22-24th. Activity will be on 80-10
meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via ON4LO, by
the Bureau or direct.
EU-179. Operators Alexey/UR5GDX, Ivan/UR8GX, Nick/UR3GO, Leo/UT7CL
and Roman/UR3CJR will activate Kalanchakskiye Islands between
July 26th and August 3rd. Callsign will be homecall/p. Activity
will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via UR8GX. Visit
their Web page at: http://ur5gdx.at.ua/index/iota_expedition/0-12
NA-067. Jon, WB8YJF, will be active again as WB8YJF/4 from Ocracoke
Island (NC-001S, Hyde County, NC) between July 24-31st.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, RTTY and SSB.
He will also be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st).
Please QSL direct via the address on QRZ.com for a fast reply.
NA-144. Operators Jeff/W6UX, Rick/AE6RS, Tom/WA6WPG and Tim/K6GEP
will be active as W6UX/p from Anacapa Island during the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 29-31st) as a Multi-Op/Mixed-Mode entry.
Activity outside of the contest will be on 40-6 meters,
including 30/17/12 meters. QSL W6UX/p via K6GEP. For activity
outside of the contest, please QSL via their home callsigns.
NA-232. Just a reminder that the members of the Russian Robinson Club
are expected to activate St. Matthew Island sometime this week
(possibly between July 20-26th). Operators mentioned are
Yuri/N3QQ, Tim/NL8F and Yuri/UA9OBA. QSLs can be confirmed by
either Yuri/UA9OBA or Dick/N7RO. For more details and updates,
OC-021. Adhi, YB3MM, will be active from Java Island during the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/SSB-Only/
12-Hrs entry. QSL via IZ8CCW.
OC-239. Joni, YB9WZJ, will be active as homecall/p from Doom Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). Activity will be
during his spare time and on 20 meters SSB only. QSL direct
only or LoTW.
SA-045. (Update) Excerpts from a press release state that operators
Orlando/PT2OP and Fred/PY2XB will be active from Parazinho
Biologic Reserve in Bailique Archipelago between August 17-24th.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes. They will use the IOTA and DX frequencies. The callsigns
have been issued as PQ8OP (Orlando) and PQ8XB (Fred). Orlando
will mainly operate SSB and the Digital modes while Fred will
use mostly CW and also the Digital modes. They will also have
6m capabilities and will monitor the band for openings. The
equipment will be Icoms 706 and 7000 with a 400w THP amplifier.
Antennas will be an SteppIR vertical (40-6m) and a Zepp (40-
10m). Power will be off a Diesel generator. Eventually, during
generator off periods, batteries will be used. The Parazinho
Bilologic Reserve is an biologic sanctuary. Only an Environ-
mental Ministery/State Secretary outpost is available on the
site. The site is about 300km straight line far from French
Guyana border. Few meters from the outpost there is an automatic
Lighthouse run by Brazilian Navy. So this operation will not
only account for a rare IOTA but also for WLOTA awards (L-1123)
and ALRHS (number awaiting confirmation). QSO is valid for
the Brazilian Islands Diploma DIB AP-03; Brazilian Lighthouses
Diploma DFB AP-03 and South American Lighthouses Diplom DFA.
The team will arrive in Macapa, capital city of the state of
Amapa, on August 14th. Then on the 16th it will sail to the
Biologic Reserve. The boat ride takes 12 hours to Vila Progresso
- a small fishermen community, plus 30 minutes in a motor boat
to the reserve. Boat ride schedule will depend on tides that
can get amplitudes as high as 10 meters. The team will take
food, water and essential goods as well a spare generator and
fuel for the entire period. The team will return on the 25th
to Macapa, depending on the tide levels. It is to be confirmed,
that on August 26th, activity is planned from São José de
Macapa Fortress, the biggest historic Brazilian fortress.
Valid for DFH Historical Brazilian Fortress with code DFH AP-01.
PQ8OP cards will be handled by PT2OP and PQ8XB cards by PT7WA.
J45, DODECANESE. Members of the SV9 DX Team with co-operation of SV5BYR
will be active as J45K from Kasos Island (EU-001) during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 30-31st). The first team with the equipment will be on the
island Tuesday, July 26th. Operations will start next day on 160-6 meters,
as well as 2 meters band during weekend. QSL via SV9DJO and LoTW.
JT, MONGOLIA. Frank, DD0CW, is now active as JT1FDB from Ulaanbaatar
until the first week of August. According to his QRZ.com Web page, he
will be active as JT1FDB/7 most of the time from Bugat near Erdenet
(Locator: ON19UB) about 400 km NW of Ulaanbaatar. He will be from
Ulaanbaatar only during the first week and last week. Frank has per-
mission to be active on all HF bands (160-6m) and VHF/UHF bands using
all modes, but he prefers CW. Activity over the past weekend was on
15 and 6 meters. He will use a FT-100D with a GP and Dipole antennas.
QSL via DD0CW.
KD0, UNITED STATES (Lighthouse Op!). Steve, KD0ETC, will be on a kayak
expedition to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin, in Lake
Superior, and possibly activate the following three lighthouses between
July 30th and August 5th: Sand Island (USA 722 and WI018L)
Raspberry Island (USA 688 and WI019)
Devils Island (USA 228 and WI015)
Operating time will between 1500-2100z. His base camp will be on York
Island (WI017). Devils Island is maybe iffy since he is kayaking. Activity
will mainly be on 20 meters SSB only. However, there may be some 40
meters in the evening using a larger loading coil on his vertical, but
he doubts that he will be at a lighthouse then. QSL direct only to KD0ETC
with SASE, please.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 18-24th)....
Jul 18 HN-AN SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS
Jul 19 AN-HN-LN --------------------
Jul 20 LN BN - Below Normal
Jul 21 LN-HN AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
Jul 22 HN LN - Low Normal
Jul 23 AN HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
Jul 24 AN 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
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
PIRATE ALERT. Phillip, ZL2TZE, informs OPDX that there are PIRATE
stations active claiming to be on Chatham Island (ZL7014, ZL7PW).
There is no current licensed operator with these callsigns listed.
PP0T QSL STATUS. David, EB7DX, reports that he has been very busy
these days, and also has been out of town for 10 days. He has recently
uploaded the PP0T QSOs to LoTW. The paper QSLs are still at the printer.
QSL STATUS FOR DZ1P. Frank, VE7DP, informs that QSLs for the DZ1P
operation (OC-091; between March 11-13th; QSL via VE7DP or 4F1OZ)
were printed and shipped on June 12th. However, delivery has been
delayed due to a recent postal strike in Canada. PSE QRX, the package
should arrive sometime this month and all direct requests will be
mailed out promptly.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3C9B, 3C0C, C6A/N5KM, PP0T, PZ5RA, S9DX, ST2VB
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4L6AM, 5N7M, 9K2VO, 9L5MS, CR5CQK, CT3/DF8AA,
FG5FR, HK7AAG, HS0AC, JT1DA, KP2/K3CT, OD5/DL6SN, PJ4E, PZ5RA, S57IIO,
SV2ASP/A, VP8ORK, YN2ER, YN2ET, YN2MG, ZB2X and ZB3R.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3D2A, 5W0YA, C91YI, DL2DSL, EA1ARW,
EA8/DL1ARD, GB6MD, IR2C, JD1BMM, MS0WRC, MU0FAL, PJ4/G4IUF, PQ0F,
S9DX, SM5PHU, T06T, TM32CDXC, TO5SM, TS7C, V25VG3N, YJ0MM, YO3KPA
ST0, SOUTH SUDAN (Update). The South Sudan is now the world's newest
country and as expected, the 193rd member of the United Nations on July
14th. Also, the South Sudan become a new DXCC entity on July 14th. ARRL
DXCC Manager Bill Moore, NC1L, announced that the Honor Roll numbers
have now moved up from 340 to 341 for the Top of the Honor Roll, and
for Honor Roll it becomes 332. As this was being written, the last news
we heard about the DX Friends/Intrepid DX Group's DXpedition to the
South Sudan is: "The Intrepid DX Group is meeting the DX Friends in
Cairo on July 21st. On July 22nd, they all fly from Cairo to Juba,
South Sudan. On July 23rd, they will meet with the Ministry of Communi-
cations to amend licenses to the new ITU prefix. They expect to be active
later on July 23rd, or July 24th (Web page now states July 25th), until
shut down on August 10th, 2011." The International Telecommunication
Union (ITU) has not announced a prefix block for the Republic of South
Sudan on their Web page yet. However, they have announced that the South
Sudan does now have an area code - 211. For more details and updates
ADDED NOTE: Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC, from the Amateur Radio Section of
ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and the Documentary Archives
Radio Communications/QSL Collection, has informed OPDX that on their
Web site, they now provide an extensive overview of Sudan's amateur
radio history. The URL Link is: http://www.dokufunk.org/sudan
TC, TURKEY (TC Special Event Stations). Tevfik, TA1HZ, informs OPDX
readers that there will be new TC special event callsigns to be activated
in the coming weeks:
TC2BK - First of all, Turkish members of the (TRAC Giresun branch)
Giresun Radio Amateurs and Nature Sports Club (GITRAD), and
the TCSWAT (Special Wireless Activity Team) will be active as
TC2BK between July 20-27th. Bahri Kacan, TA2BK (SK), one of
the founders of ham radio in Turkey and former president of
TRAC, passed away 10 years ago. Both GITRAD and TCSWAT will
be on the air to commemorate this valuable elmer of Turkish ham
radio operators. QSL Manager is TA7EB (see details on QRZ.com)
TC100TAF - The year 2011 is the 100th anniversary of Turkish Air Force.
In May, TCSWAT was on the air as TC100HKK. For those who missed
having a QSO for the 100th anniversary, TCSWAT will once more
be on the air using a special callsign, but this time as
TC100TAF between July 23-31st. Activity will be on the HF
bands, mainly SSB, but look out for BPSK31 and SSTV signals
especially during the nights! QSL via TA1HZ.
TC1LHW and TC7LHW - In August, look for two lighthouses to be activate
by the TRAC Giresun Branch members, GITRAD and TCSWAT during
the International Lighthouse-Lightship Week (August 1-8th).
The classic TC1LHW team manned by TCSWAT will be located once
more in Karaburun Lighthouse while TC7LHW will be activated
from Yoros Lighthouse by GITRAD, TCSWAT and the TRAC Giresun
Branch members. Both lighthouses are on the Black Sea coastline.
QSL via TA1HZ.
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR QSL CARDS: TCSWAT QSLs are 100% via the Bureau. The
usual delivery time is the end of June at the Friedrichshafen
Messe. If you are not in a hurry, please wait for it. The cards
are printed usually twice a year (May and December), so it is
usually of no use to send in a direct request right after the
activity. If you use <www.eqsl.cc> the logs are uploaded to the
database right after the activities.
TC7, TURKEY (Special Event). Members of the Trabzon Branch (TRAC) will
activate their club station using the special callsign TC7EYOF between
July 22-31st. This special activity is in celebration/promotion and
during the "TRABZON 2011, 11th European Youth Olympic Festival" sports
event. Look for activity to take place on the HF, 6m and 2m bands, using
CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via YM7KA, direct or by the Bureau.
For more details, visit the TRAC Web page at: http://www.ym7ka.com
TP50, FRANCE. The "Council of Europe Radio Amateur Club" (CERAC - TP2CE)
will be active as TP50CE during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st).
Activity is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the European Social
Charter. Operations are usually on all HF bands and modes, possibly the
satellites. QSL via F5LGF. An online log search will be available at:
UN/UP, KAZAKHSTAN (UNFF/Lakes/Mountains/Rivers Op!). Two teams of operators
from Kazakhstan will activate the following Flora & Fauna, Lakes, Rivers
and Mountains of Kazakhstan between July 18-31st:
Team UN6GWC/7 (from Almaty) - Operators Sergei/UN6GAO, Arthur/UN6QC
(+XYL), Oleg/UN7ECA and UN8GEK (+ XYL) will activate the
UNL-003, UNL-131, UNL-128, UNL-045, UNL-129, UNL-002
UNFF-012, UNFF-018, UNFF-006, UNFF-029, UNFF-003
Team UP7Z (from Astana) - Will activate the following:
KDA B15, B07, F13, F11, F06, F07, J05, J06, J07,
UNFF-002, UNFF-006, UNFF-027, UNFF-029,
UNL-064, UNL-065, UNL-126, UNL-129, UNL-130
Activity is planned for all bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
Suggested frequencies for SSB are: 3744, 7144, 14144, 14244, 18144,
21244 and 24944 kHz. QSL via the home callsign. For more info, please
VK9C, COCOS (KEELING) ISLAND. Operators Lot/DJ7ZG and Babs/DL7AFS will
be active as VK9CX from Cocos (Keeling) Islands (OC-003) between October
19th and November 9th. QSL via DL7AFS.
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