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Главная » 2011 » Июль » 27 » Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1020
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1020
10:37
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1020
BID: $OPDX.1020
July 25, 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, W1ASB, NG3K & ADXO, W3ON, AA4GA, N4AA & QRZ
DX, N5ER, W5UE, KH6BZF, N7US, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), AT International,
DL1SBF, DG8KAD & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, EI7CC,
F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G0DHZ, GW0ANA, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX
News, I1RBJ, IK7XIV, IT9EJW, JI5RPT, LZ1BJ, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PA2LO,
Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web  Site and VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal
(MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 17th-July, through Sunday, 24th-July there were 211
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S,
4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K,
9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, 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, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP,
FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP,
HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J5, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JX, JY, K, KH0, 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, S5, SM, SP, ST, ST0,
SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU,
TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VP2V,
VP5, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV,
Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, 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).

17M INTERFERENCE RESOLVED. Chuck, W3ON, informs OPDX and its readers:
"I just received an E-mail from the Laura at the FCC regarding the CW
transmissions heard on 18085 kHz over the last several weeks, that the
issue has been resolved. The FCC received a request from the ARRL, and
others such as me, to investigate the transmissions. It found that the
transmissions were from a transmitter operating in the state of California.
The FCC visited the radio site, and the transmissions ceased. Laura stated
that the transmissions were inadvertent. No further details were furnished.
When I checked this morning, July 22nd, the strange CW signals are gone.
On a personal note, I am glad to hear that the FCC does react to requests
sent by email. In my case, I received an E-mail within a few hours from
Laura, at the FCC, that they had been contacted about the matter and were
investigating the incident. This was my first attempt at writing to the
FCC about anything. : ) "

5X, UGANDA. Only a few more days to work Stewart, GM4AFF, as 5X1SF from
Kampala. He will be going QRT on July 29th. Activity has been mainly on
20 meters at various times using CW and SSB. QSL via GM4FDM.

7P8, LESOTHO. Arnold, WB6OJB, will once again be active as 7P8JK from
here between September 15-22nd. Activity last time was on the HF bands,
40-10 meters using mostly SSB with some CW. QSL direct to his home
callsign.

9H, MALTA (Update). Jasper, PB2JJ, will be active as 9H3JN from Malta
between September 2-14th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, mostly CW
and some SSB also. QSL via his home callsign.

EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS. Jordi, EA3PT, will be active as EA6/EA3PT from
Menorca Island (EU-004) between August 8-21st. Activity will be holiday
style (at least 1 hour of the day) on 40/20/17/15/12/10 meters SSB only.
He really likes 17 meters. QSL via LoTW or to his home callsign.

EI, IRELAND. Members of the Dalkey Island Contest Group will be active
as EI1DD from the Main island of Ireland (EU-115) during the RSGB IOTA
Contest. Operators mentioned are Paul/EI2CA, Peter/EI7CC, Sean/EI7CD,
Séamus/EI8BP, Ger/EI8CC, Aidan/EI8CE and Norbert/EI8KD/LX1NO. QSL only
via the EI Bureau.

GB5/GW8, WALES (IOTA Op!). Members of the Barry Amateur Radio Society
(B.A.R.S.) will be on Flat Holm Island (EU-124) for the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 30-31st). The B.A.R.S. group will on the island Thursday, July 28th,
for 5 days. Prior to the contest, the callsign will be GB5FI. During the
IOTA Contest they will use GW8K. QSL via GW0ANA. HISTORICAL NOTE: Glyn,
GW0ANA, Chairman of B.A.R.S., informs OPDX that it was this island that
Marconi came to in May 1897. He successfully transmitted a CW signal
between Flat Holm in Wales to Brean Down in Somerset, England. Thus making
this transmission the world's first DX and first IOTA DXpedition (as
Marconi came from Italy to Wales).

GI, NORTHERN IRELAND. Operators Declan/EI9HQ, Ger/EI4GXB, Rory/EI4DJB,
Peter/GI4VIV, GI0WHO and Victor/GI4ONL will be active as GI8P from
Rathlin Island (EU-122) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st).

GJ, JERSEY. Members of the Jersey Contest Group will be active as GJ2A
from Jersey Island (EU-013) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st).
QSL via LoTW, or direct to GJ3DVC.

GM, SCOTLAND (IOTA & SCOTIA Ops!). Andre, GM3VLB, will once again try to
activate some of the SCOTIA islands (SCOTtish Island Award) he missed
last year during a 3 week DXpedition in September to the two IOTA groups
-- Orkney (IOTA EU-009, SCOTIA OI14) and Shetland (IOAT EU-012, SCOTIA
SI11) Islands. Here is his proposed "plan of action" in relation to
Shetland. Andre only has 6 of the 26 designated SCOTIA islands still to
activate. XYL Veronica and Andre will be in Shetland from early morning
July 28th to late evening August 5th. It is his plan to attempt to activate
all 6 islands. His proposed, "ideal" plan of action is as follows, but
we must add that all will depend on the WX and availability of boatmen.
As in previous attempts, there will almost certainly be changes to the
plan. It is naturally impossible to suggest proposed start/finish times.
Andre suggests that the best solution is to monitor 14257.5 kHz +/- QRM.
He states, "There will be NO overnight/camping operation...I consider that
at 73+, and after 15 years and 271 islands, I have "done my bit" in that
respect...Where are the keen, young, activators ??!!" Planned schedule
for Shetland is as follows:
   July 28th - Papa Little (SI14); his 3 or 4th attempt!! Willing boatman,
               but no chance if winds come from a southerly direction.
   July 29th - Balta (SI25); Friendly, willing boatman [took Alex and Andre
               to Linga (SI23) last year]... has to fit us into his working
               day..hopeful.
   July 30th - Hascosay (SI21); Again, a willing boatman...skipper of an
               inter-island ferry... he'll do what he can to help..hopeful.
   July 31st - Bigga (SI19); This is the big unknown...have seen no boats
               in the area, have no contacts, but will try everything. Andre
               may end up doing this one before SI21, if he sees an
               opportunity.
   August 1st - West Linga (SI16); This needs to be tackled from Whalsay
               (SI15)...No problems (other than WX) anticipated...friendly
               fishermen on Whalsay...only WX dependent..Fairly certain he
               will spend Sunday and Monday nights on Whalsay in the old
               campervan, so Andre may well activate SI15 also, although
               this is not a prime target, as he has previously activated
               this one with Alex G(M)0DHZ.
   August 2nd - Linga (SI17); No problem with this one. Willing fisherman;
               only WX-dependent, as ever...If not this day, then another.
               Certain!
   These six are the main and final targets in SHETLAND (EU-012). Andre
has allowed 3 extra days before sailing onwards to ORKNEY (EU-009), early
evening on Friday, August 5th. WX-permitting, he hopes to take a short
flight over to OUT SKERRIES on Thursday, August 4th (out at 0800z, back
in at 1530z) - not a SCOTIA island, but (Andre hasn't told his XYL
Veronica), he will take a rig and the "Islander" antenna, and beg for
power...).
   ORKNEY (EU-009): Andre's current plan is to be on Orkney from very
late evening August 5th, until early morning August 18th. He has 9 SCOTIA
"OI" islands on his "wanted" list - the last 9 to complete all 200 SCOTIA
islands (assuming he is successful in Shetland). All, Andre can say is that
he will attempt as many as possible. At the time of writing, Andre does
not even have a proposed "plan of action" yet. He will be working on this
over the next few days. As Andre says, "I will try to activate as many as
possible in the time available... Andre needs, and will target, Swona
(OI01), Switha (OI03), Copinsay (OI12), Muckle Green Holm (OI20), Linga
Holm (OI21), Eynhallow (OI24), Holm of Scockness (OI26), Faray (OI28) and
Calf of Eday (OI29).

HK0/M, MALPELO ISLAND (Update OPDX.1010 & OPDX.1016). According to the
HK0NA Web page <http://hk0na.com> three new members have been added to
the DXpedition, and the team is now complete. The "Colombian Flora and
Fauna" has approved the increase to 15 operators. The three new members
are John/VE7CT, Manu/LU9ESD and Jerry/WB9Z, and they will join the team
of Jorge/HK1R (Team Leader), Jahm/HK1T, Pedro/HK1X, Franz/DJ8ZB, Bolmar/
HK1MW, Jaime/HK1N, Alexis/YV5SSB/6, Olli/OH0XX, Pedro/HK3JJH, Gregg/W6IZT,
Dr.San/K5YY and Bob/K4UEE. Also approved this week is the start date of
the DXpedition to begin on January 22nd, 2012, unless nothing extraordinary
happens, as well as a list of equipment and all activities that will be
realized on the island by the DXpedition team. During the second week of
August (2011), there will be a final meeting between the "Colombian Flora
and Fauna", Fundacion Malpelo, SEA WOLF vessel and the "Dxcolombia Amateur
Radio Club" (DXARC) to workout the final details. They hope that they will
have the written permit at the end of August or beginning of September.
Also mentioned on the Webpage is that ELECRAFT Radios is a new sponsor
for their DXpedition. For more details and updates, visit the HK0NA Web
page at:                  http://hk0na.wordpress.com

IOTA NEWS (Remember the RSGB IOTA Contest is July 30-31st)..........
  IOTA CONTEST --  Complete details and can be found at:
                   http://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2011/riota.shtml   

  EU-011.  Paul, I1RBJ, will be active as M/I1RBJ from Ynys Skaw Island
           during the whole month of August. Activity will be on all bands
           and SSB only. He may try to operate from the other Scilly
           Islets while there. QSL via F/I1RBJ: Gian Carlo Bavassano,
           24 RUE SAINTE BRIGITTE, 83440 MONTAUROUX, FRANCE.

  EU-017.  Alex, IK8YFU, will be active as ID9/IK8YFU from Stromboli
           Island (WLOTA 1996, IIA ME-016, Grid JM78KN) between now
           and July 30th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters and 6 meters.
           QSL via IK8YFU. Log will be uploaded to LoTW. For more details,
           see:              http://iva.arasitalia.it

  EU-031.  (Cancelled) Activity by the Italian team to activate IC8L
           from Licosa Island (IIA SA 001, ARLHS ITA 089, WAIL CA 020,
           WLOTA LH 3342) on July 24th, had to cancel due to adverse sea
           conditions. They hope to try again on August 8th. For updates
           and details, see:             http://www.ic8l.com

  EU-038/
  EU-127.  Alex, IZ4AMS, will be active from the following two islands
           in August:
             Helgoland Island (EU-127) - DL/IZ4AMS between August 11-14th
             Texel Island (EU-038)     - Possibly PA/IZ4AMS between August
                                         14-17th
           Activity will be only on 20 meters SSB using just 100 watts
           and a vertical antenna.

  EU-055.  Christian, LA8OM, will be active from Finnøy Island between
           July 28-31st. Activity will include the  RSGB IOTA Contest
           (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/24-Hrs entry. QSL via
           the Bureau.

  EU-064.  Operators Geoffrey/F4FVI and Chris/HB9ELV will be active as
           TM0NOI from Noirmoutier Island between August 12-14th. Activity
           will be on 40/20/10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via F4FVI for
           a Bureau QSL, and via HB9ELV for a direct QSL.

  EU-068.  Operators Bastien/F4EYQ, Jean-Francois/F4EYR and possibly
           others will be active as F5KKD Sein Island (French Brittany)
           during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st).

  EU-073.  A group of Italian operators will be active as IJ7A from San
           Pietro Island (Grid JN80NK)between July 29-31st. Operators
           mentioned are Vin/IK7IMO, Roby/IK7VJX and Roberto/IK7XIV. The
           team will be active on all HF bands except 160m using CW and
           SSB. The activity will also include the RSGB IOTA Contest
           (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via IK7IMO, by the
           Bureau or direct. For more datails and updates, watch:
                     http://ij7a.altervista.org/blog[/h]

  EU-095.  Antoine, F5RAB, will be active as F5RAB/P from Ratonneau
           Island (DIFM ME003) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st).
           He will use 100w into a dipole. QSL via F5RAB.

  EU-149.  Juri, ES5GP, will be active possibly as ES4GP or ES4WK from
           Island of Vaindloo (ARLHS EST 057) between July 27th and
           August 3rd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, as well as 6
           and 2 meters, using SSB and the Digital modes. He will also
           be on during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-
           Op/DXpedition/High-Power entry. QSL via the ES Bureau.

  EU-166.  Operators Giuseppe/IT9ATQ, Afio/IT9EJW, Giovanni/IT9GAC,
           Andrea/IT9RKR, Sebastiano/IT9RYJ, Eugenio/IT9VKY, Dario/
           IT9ZZO, Eugenio/IW9BCW, Davide/IW9GUR, Marcello/IW9HLI and
           Andrea/IW9HQP will be active as IT9EJW/P from Lachea Island
           (IIA CT-002) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st).
           QSL via IT9EJW, direct or by the Bureau. For more detailed
           information (about their 2010 op), go to:
                           http://www.it9ejw.it/lachea

  EU-174.  Laci/HA6NL will lead a Hungarian group to take part in the
           RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) from Thassos Island, Greece,
           this year. They will be in the village of Astris on the south
           point of the island between July 27th and August 1st. Operators
           and callsigns mentioned are Laci/HA6NL (J48NL), Sanyi/HA7JJS
           (J48JJ), Laci/HA7PL (J48P) and Andor, SV8/HA5AOP. QSL via their
           home callsigns, by the HA Bureau or direct.

  EU-174.  Laci, HA0NAR, will be active as SV8/HA0NAR on Thassos Island
           between July 25th and August 1st. His QTH is on Skala Rachoni
           which is situated on the north-west "corner" of the island.
           Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st)
           using the callsign SX8R. QSL via HA0NAR.

  EU-181.  Operators Stan/LZ1GC, Dechko/LZ1QV, Boyko/LZ1QN, Boris/LZ2JR,
           Nasko/LZ3YY and Todor/LZ5TS will be active as LZ0I from Sveti
           Ivan Island between July 29-31st. Activity will include the
           RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via LZ0I (by the QRZ.com
           address) or by the Bureau to LZ1BJ.

  EU-185.  Victor, R6AF, will be active as R6AF/P from Sudzhuk Island
           during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/
           All-Band/DXpedition/High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.

  NA-126.  Operators Helen/VA1YL, Rich/VA1CHP, Bill/VE1MR, Lynn/VE1ENT,
           Lowell/VY2OX, Bill/VE3NNQ, Al/VO1NO and Fred/VE1FA will be
           active as VX1D from Bon Portage (Outer) Island (CISA NS-128)
           between July 26th and August 1st. This is a special event
           callsign issued to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the
           first lighting of the Cape Sable Island lighthouse in 1861.
           Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and possibly
           RTTY. During the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st), look for
           the team to use the callsign VC1D. QSL both callsigns via
           VE1DHD.

  NA-136.  Adam, W1ASB, will be active as W1ASB/P RaM (Shea) Island
           during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). Activity will
           be on 80-10 meters. QSL via W1ASB, For more info, see QRZ.com.

  NA-152.  (Op Cancelled!) Chuck, KL7OH, planned to activate Sarichef
           Island between August 1-15th, "due to lack of funds & pro-
           pagation". Chuck states, "a valiant effort will be made for
           2012".

  SA-046.  Members of Casa do Radioamador de Pernambuco (CRAPE) will
           once again be active as PY7CRA/p from Itamaraca Island (DIB-018)
           during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). Activity will be
           on all HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via PY7CRA, direct or
           by the Bureau. Visit their Web page at:
                         http://www.crape-py7cra.com.br

  SA-095.  (Update) Operators Cezar/VE3LYC and Dino/CE3PG have embarked
           on a project to activate Pupuya Islands as CE4A at less three
           days during the second half of November (dates mentioned -
           between Novembver 20-23rd. Please note that these days can
           slip in case of bad weather conditions). The operation will
           take place under the auspices of the Radio Club de Chile. Given
           the difficulties associated with operating from Pupuya Islands,
           various contingencies will be considered, including radio
           equipment, power, transportation, landing, and camping.
           Activity will be on 40/30/20/17 meters using CW and SSB.
           The team will attempt to operate around the clock, looking
           for propagation windows to every region of the world. They
           are looking intensely for interested groups and enthusiastic
           individuals willing to support this project. QSL via VE3LYC,
           PLEASE see the Web page for details. The DXpedition's Web is
           at:                http://ce4a.yolasite.com

JD1, MINAMI TORISHIMA. Take, JG8NQJ, is now active as JG8NQJ/JD1 from
Marcus Island in the Minami Torishima (OC-073) group until mid-October
2011, but will return again in December. Present activity has been only
30 and 17 meters. However, when Take returns to the island at the end
of the year, he will be active on all bands. QSL via his home callsign,
by the Bureau or direct to JA8CJY: Susumu 'Sin' Sanada, 5-17, 5-4,
Shin-Ei, Toyohira, Sapporo 004, Japan. Online log is available at:
              http://dx.qsl.net/cgi-bin/logform.cgi?jd1-jg8nqj

JD1, OGASAWARA. Makoto, JI5RPT, will once again be active as JD1BLY from
Chichijima Island (AS-031), Ogasawara, between August 1-7th. Activity
will be on 40-6 meters, including the satellites, using CW, SSB and the
Digital modes (NO 6m EME). QSL via his home callsign JI5RPT. His log
search will be available on his Web site at:  http://www.ji5rpt.com/jd1
He will also use Twitter to inform his real-time activities at:
                         http://twitter.com/jd1bly

KH6, HAWAII. Jim, N6TJ, will be active as KH6LC from Keaau (Hawaii
County, Grid Square: BK29), during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
29-30th) as a single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to
QSL Manager WA6WPG.

KH6, HAWAII. Dave, WJ2O, will be active as KH6/WJ2O between November
23-30th. Activity will be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th).
Outside the contest, look for Dave on the 30/17/12 meter bands. QSL
via WJ2O.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 25-31st)....
Jul  25    AN          SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS
Jul  26    AN          --------------------
Jul  27    AN          BN - Below Normal
Jul  28    HN          AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
Jul  29    HN          LN - Low Normal
Jul  30    HN          HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
Jul  31    HN-AN       DIS  - Disturbed
                        VDIS - Very Disturbed

   GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
   ---------------------
   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

LIGHTHOUSE ANNOUNCEMENTS..............................
  GS2UG  - Geoff, G0PFH, will activate three lighthouses this week
           as GS2UG in Scotland. His updated itinerary for this coming
           week is as follows:
             July 26th - Southerness Lighthouse (SCO-223)
             July 27th - Killantringan (or Black Head) Lighthouse (SCO-111)
             July 28th - Port Patrick Lighthouse (SCO-177)
           Geoff will be on the air between 1100-1600z all three days.
           Suggested frequency will be 14255 khz or above, depending on
           the QRM. QSL via G0PFH, by the Bureau or direct (see QRZ.com).
           Watch QRZ.com under GS2UG for more information and updates.

  KD4QIT/LH - Jeff, KD4QIT, will be active from the New Point Comfort
           Lighthouse (USA 543) in Matthews County, VA, for 6 hours
           between 1300-1900z on August 4th. Activity will be on
           40/20/15 meters using SSB and PSK31. All QSOs will be
           uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. Paper QSL are available direct.

  PG6HK  - During the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend
           (August 20-21st) the special callsign PG6HK will be on the
           air and will be active from the old lighthouse in Harderwijk
           [aka De Vischpoort](NL0038, NET-162), Netherlands. The team
           will be active on several modes on HF and VHF. Operators
           mentioned are Cil/PA1RBZ, Gert/PA2LO, Michel/PD0JMB, Ben/
           PD0PDB and Jack/PD2J. QSL via PA2LO. For more details, see:
                             http://www.PG6HK.com

  W7KXB  - Bill, W7KXB, will activate Patos Island Lighthouse Station
           (ARLHS USA-584, ILLW USA-123) in Washington for the first
           time ever August 6-7th. QSL via his home callsign.

MU, GUERNSEY (Update). Members of the Dutch Contest and Expedition team
(PA6Z) will be active as MU/PA9M from Guernsey (EU-114) between October
23-30th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. Operators
mentioned are Marcel/PA9M, Frank/PA4N, Jelmer/PA5R, Dervin/PD9DX, Arbo/
PH0AS, Arend/PA2AWU and Dick PA4VHF. QSL via PA9M, direct or by the Bureau.
For more details and updates, go to: http://www.pa6z.nl/guernsey2011

NP3, PUERTO RICO (NA-099). Sergio, NP3QE, will be active during the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/SSB-Mode/
Low-Power/12-Hrs entry. QSL via his home callsign.

OY, FAROE ISLANDS (EU-018). Carsten, OY1CT, will be active during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via direct (see QRZ.com for details).

PJ7, ST. MAARTEN. Isao, JH1ROJ, will be active possibly as PJ7ROJ from
Sint Maarten (NA-105) between August 18-25th. Activity will be on all HF
bands using CW and SSB. He will use a FT-450 with a 500w amp into a HF6V
and 2 element beam for the higher bands. QSL via his home callsign. Log
will be uploaded to LoTW after the operation.

QRP DXCC STANDING LIST. Lee Hiers, AA4GA, states, "Since the ARRL only
issues QRP DXCC certificates, but does not maintain official standings
boxes for QRP, and because I couldn't find such a standings box elsewhere,
I've decided to maintain a list on my Web site at: http://www.aa4ga.com
Interested QRP DXers are invited to click on the 'QRP DXCC' link on my
site and submit their information to me for inclusion. Hopefully over
time, it will serve as valuable inspiration for other QRP ops."

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated July 24th)
  Lothar, DL1SBF - is back from his holiday in Liechtenstein
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  5T0JL via ON8RA              IL3A via IK3HHX
  9A/DH1NAX via DH1NAX         PC06M via PE1ITR
  EG7FPR via EA7HFS            PJ7TM via K2GSJ
  EN5R via UY2RA               ST0R via EA5RM
  HG0WFF via HA0HW             TC2BK via TA7EB
  ID9/IK8YFU/P via IK8YFU      TK11QRP via F8BBL

  9V1YC QSL STATUS/UPDATE. QSL Manager Randy, W5UE, reports, "I received
  log updates from James for QSOs between 17 April and 22 July today. I
  am processing the backlog received since mid-April this weekend. Should
  be in the mail Monday. Sorry for the delay."

  NEED A QSL MANAGER? John, N5ER, is willing to serve as a QSL Manager
  for a DXPEDITION or a couple of DX Stations in need. If interested,
  feel free to ask him him by dropping an E-mail to:
              n5er@arrl.net --or-- jclark@brownjanitorsupply.com

  OLD QSLS AVAILABLE. Jean-Michel, F6AJA, reports, "Maybe someone still
  wants a card for FT5ZB, FT0ZB and/or FT2XE from 1988. The LNDX has
  printed a small batch of cards and you can send a request (direct
  or by the Bureau) to F3CJ: Joel Cathelain, 4 hameau des Tilleuls,
  Les Antennes, F-62118 Pelves, France.

  QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5X1VB, 5Z4/UA4WHX/A, 8P9NX, CR6K, HK1X, PJ4LS,
  PT7CB, PV8ADI, PY2WC and ZS8MI

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4A4A, 5Z4FM, 9L5MS, HZ1FI, LZ2WO, S21YZ,
  T6AF and TO2FH

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!

ST0, SOUTH SUDAN (Update). Amateur radio is now active in the South Sudan,
the world's newest country, as well as the 193rd member of the United
Nations and new DXCC entity. First signals were heard on July 22nd.
Co-leader Paul, N6PSE, reported on July 23rd, that the teams arrived in
Juba on July 22nd. He states (edited), "We have now been QRV for 23 hours
on CW and SSB. We are putting more antennas and stations on the air today.
Our hotel's internet is broken so it is difficult to communicate to the
outside world at this time other than via radio. More information to
follow. All stations should be QRV tomorrow (July 24th) until August
10th. They hope to have five stations on the air operating simultaneously
in the coming days. They announced on the 24th that the a new TX frequency
for 20 meters is 14145 kHz, RX from 14200 kHz and up. For more details
and updates watch:       http://www.dxfriends.com/SouthernSudan2011
As this was being prepared, their logs showed (at 1112z, July 24th):
9695 QSOs with 4796 unique callsigns. QSL via EA5RM direct. Their
OQRS will be activated after the DXpedition. Online log is available
on the Web page.

SV5, DODECANESE. Stathis, SV5DKL, will be active from Rhodes Island
(EU-001) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/
CW-Mode/24-Hrs entry. QSL via LoTW or direct (QRZ.com).

T6, AFGHANISTAN. Francesco, IZ8NWA, an Italian soldier stationed in
southern Afghanistan until November 2011, is expected to be active as
T6FR. Activity will be on 20/17/15/10 meters using SSB and PSK31. QSL
via IZ8OJG only. Visit his Web page at:   http://iz8nwa.jimdo.com

VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND. Members of the Hellenic Amateur Radio Association
of Australia are now active from Lord Howe Island (OC-004) as VK9HR until
August 2nd. Activity by the international team of operators will operate
CW, SSB and RTTY, and on 160-6 meters. QSL via EB7DX. The operation's Web
site is:                     http://www.vk9hr.com

W9DXCC CONVENTION. The Midwest's best known DX convention, W9DXCC, will
be held this year on Friday and Saturday, September 16-17th, at the
Holiday Inn in Elk Grove Village, IL.  The hotel is conveniently located
just west of O'Hare International Airport and just off Interstate 90 and
offers a free airport shuttle and a low room rate of $89 plus tax. This
year's programs includes VP8ORK South Orkney, CY0 Sable Island, a report
on K9CT's new 11-tower contest station, propagation by K9LA, and the
banquet speaker is ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN.  The audio/visual
setup is top notch, making it easy to see and hear the programs. The
convention opens at 7:30 PM Friday evening with registration/packet
pick-up and a welcome reception, followed by a hospitality suite hosted
by the Northern Illinois DX Association.  The Saturday activities run
from registration at 8:00 AM through the banquet at 6:30 PM and another
hospitality suite hosted by the Greater Milwaukee DX Association. Complete
details are available on the Web site at:    http://www.w9dxcc.com
PLEASE NOTE: They will not be mailing flyers and registration forms this
year. Please save a copy of this announcement and register on the Web site.
You can pay by check or, new this year, by PayPal for your convenience.
Ticket discounts are available for registrations received by September
10th.

ZB2, GIBRALTAR. Astronaut Edmondo, VA3ITA/IW0GVP, will be active as
ZB2/VA3ITA from Gibraltar between August 8-11th. Activity will be on 6
and 2 meters only, using CW, SSB, the Digital modes and the satellites.
Edmondo is willing to make skeds. Please check his QRZ.com page for his
E-mail address and updated information. QSL via VA3ITA, direct or by the
Bureau.

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