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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1050
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1050
BID: $OPDX.1050
February 20, 2012
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 & ARRL DX, KH2AR/W4, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The
Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KH6BZF, N6VR, AC8G, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m
News), K9EL, W9ILY, AT International, DF7ZS, DK8JB & The DX News Letter,
DL1SBF, DL2VFR,, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les
Nouvelles DX, G3SWH, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News,
and XE2AA for the following DX information.

** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE: This week's bulletin was sent out earlier
  than normal to accommodate the late ARRL DX CW Contest announcements.
  Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing
  of the ARRL DX CW Contest participants.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Friday, 10th-February, through Friday, 17th-February there were
223 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5W, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R,
9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV,
BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s,
E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ,
FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA,
HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8,
JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY,
LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4,
PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T5,
T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR,
V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU,
XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7,
ZD8, ZF, ZK2, 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).

2011 CQ DX MARATHON NEWS (High Claimed Scores). John, K9EL, DX Marathon
Administrator, reports: "High Claimed scores for the 2011 DX Marathon
sponsored by CQ Magazine are now available on the DX Marathon Web site
<>. Thanks to everyone for the big increase in partici-
pation. Final scores will be published later this year in CQ Magazine."

2012 RWWPSKC. Most operators will be active in the ARRL DX CW Contest this
weekend, but we just wanted to remind you that the Russian World-Wide PSK
Contest is also this weekend between 2100z Friday, February 17th, and
2100z Saturday, February 18th. Types of modulation are: BPSK31, 63 and
125. The output power should not exceed 10 watts on 160 meters and 100
watts on other bands. Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any
time. Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters. Read more about the rules
of the contest at:
Adjustment of MixW for Russian WW PSK Contest:

3DA, SWAZILAND (Update from G3SWH). Just a reminder that Phil, G3SWH, and
John, G3OLU (aka EA5ARC), will be active as 3DA0PW from the Hawane Resort
in western Swaziland between February 21-29th. The Hawane Resort has a
well equipped station with Elecraft K3 transceivers, ICOM IC2KL amplifiers,
an A4S at 24m, an A3WS at 20m, a wire 4 square for 40m and a vertical for
80m complete with 30 x 20m long radials. Activity will be on CW only on
all bands 80-10 meters. There will be no 160, 60, 6 meters or EME activity.
Propagation permitting, they plan to have two stations on the air for as
many hours every day as is possible. Their main objective is to work as
many European, North American and ROTW stations on as many different bands
as possible and hope to make at least 15,000 QSOs. QSL via G3SWH, either
by the OQRS facility on Phil's web site <> (preferred),
direct with SAE and adequate return postage, or by the Bureau. Subject to
a good InterNet connection, there will be an online log on Phil's Web site
and on Clublog as well as daily uploads to LoTW. There is more information
available at:      

5P, DENMARK (Contest and Special Event). Operators Joergen/OZ0J and
Daniel/OZ5BD will be active as 5P12EU during the ARRL DX CW Contest
(February 18-19th) as a Multi-Op/Single-TX entry. QSL via OZ0J. This
special event callsign is to celebrate that Denmark is the Chairman
of the European Union between January 1st and June 30th, 2012. There
are 27 countries presently in the European Union. This special callsign
will be used between the above dates. For more details, see the following
Web page at:        

6O, SOMALIA (Update). By the time you read this, Darko, J28AA/E70A, who
was active as 6O3A this past week from Hargeisa, will be going QTH on
February 20th. Last Wednesday, Darko installed a station in the Ministry
of Post and Telecommunication that will have the callsign 6O3SL (the
suffix "SL" stands for SomaliLand). He will also train some local amateur
radio operators for future operations. The club station was equipped with
a donated Icom IC-735 and wire antennas. Look for 6O3A to take part in
the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 18-19th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Lower-
Power entry. QSL via K2PF. For updates (under news), online, and pictures,
check out the Bosnia and Herzegovina Contest Club's Web page [BHCC] at:

9M0, SPRATLY (Update). Members of the Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitter
Society (MARTS) and the 9M4SDX Team will be active as 9M0L from Pulau
Layang Layang Island (Swallow Reefs - AS-051) near Sabah, East Malaysia,
between April 10-24th. The current team consists of Tex-san/9M2TO (Project
Coordinator), Neoh/9M2CLN (Team Leader Malaysia), Tack-san/JE1CKA (Team
Leader Japan), Hajime/7K4QOK, Takuto/9M2/JE1SCJ, David/9M2PX, Yasuma/
9M8YY, Nigel/G3TXF, Joe/JA1LZR, Naoyuki/JK1FNL, Hiroyuki/JP1TRJ and
Yutaka/JQ2GYU. QSL direct to 9M2TO: 9M0L TEAM PENANG, PO BOX 125 GPO 10710,
Penang Island, MALAYSIA or by the Bureau to Malaysian Amateur Radio
Transmitter's Society (MARTS). More details will be forthcoming. A Web
page is up but still under constructions at:

A2, BOTSWANA (DXpedition Update). Operators Frosty/K5LBU (A25CF), Keith/
VE7MID (A52KW), Don/VE7DS (A25DS) and Joel/N5JR (A25JR) will be active
from the Lotsane Safari Lodge between March 18-27th. The group plans to
be active in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as A25HQ. They
will have about 3 rigs and a log periodic plus wire antenna covering
160 meters and up. It was also mentioned that they would use an inverted
L with amp and a beverage antenna. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Look for the E51M DXpedition that is going to
North Cook Islands to also be active as E51MCW from Rarotonga, South
Cook Islands, between April 11-14th, after their operation on Manihiki
(see OPDX.1044). Activity will be on all bands, including 60m, using CW,
SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via DJ8NK, direct or by the Bureau. Online
QSL Requests Service (OQRS) for the Bureau and direct cards can be made
after April 20th. For more details, see the E51M Web page at:

EF8, CANARY ISLANDS. Juan, EA8CAC, will be active as EF8R during the
ARRL DX CW Contest (February 18-19th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.
QSL via LoTW.

FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. Operators Fred/AB1OC and XYL Anita/AB1QB will be
active as FO/homecall from Bora Bora, French Polynesia (OC-067, DIFO
FO-003, WLOTA 0430), between February 18-24th. Fred states, "This is
not a formal DXpedition, it is just some time to relax and do some
operating  in 'vacation mode'."  Fred and Anita will have an Icom 7000,
a couple of vertical antennas and a 2 element beam for 10 and 12 meters.
They plan to be active on all bands from 40-10 meters, including 30/17/12m,
conditions permitting. Operations will be on PSK, RTTY, SSB and JT65HF.
QSL via LoTW, eQSL or their home callsigns.

HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Operators Edwin/HI3K, Tino/HI3CC, Franky/HI3TT,
Ezequiel/HI3EPR and Yukon John/KL7JR will be active in the ARRL DX SSB
Contest as HI3K (March 3-4th) as a Multi-Single entry from Lomas del Toro
in Santiago (Lomadeltoro Contest Team's HI3CCP station):
QSL via KB2MS. See for details.

IOTA DINNER BANQUET (Visalia Convention). The 17th annual Islands On The
Air (IOTA) Dinner will be held in conjunction with the 63th annual Visalia
International DX Convention on Friday, April 20th, in the Plaza Room of
the Holiday Inn Hotel, 9000 W. Airport Drive, Visalia, CA 93277, phone:
559 651-5000. See the DX Convention Web site for details on the DX
Convention at:      
  This dinner is open to all who are active in the IOTA program or want to
see beautiful pictures of far away islands. If you do not wish dinner, you
may sit and enjoy the IOTA program following the dinner.
The program agenda is as follows:
    1730 - 1830  Doors open, socializing and eyeball QSOs
    1830          Welcoming & Introductions by Rick, K6VVA
                  Dinner served, buffet style
    1845          IOTA Programs/Speakers: RSGB IOTA Program Manager -
                  Roger, G3KMA; Cezar, VE3LYC; Martin, G3ZAY; Rick, K6VVA
                  and Mike, K9AJ.
    2200          Closing     
The dinner will be served buffet style in the Plaza Room at a cost of 33
USDs per person (service charge and tax included).  The buffet menu will
contain entrée choice of beef or chicken along with salad, vegetables,
dinner rolls, dessert, and a beverage (coffee, ice water, or ice tea).
Vegetarian meal is available with two weeks notice. Wine and liquor can
be purchased separately from hotel staff.
  Reservations and advanced payment will be required this year. Prepayment
must be received 10 days in advance; by April 10, 2012. Please send your
check to N6VR's address below. He will confirm by E-mail receipt. At this
time, buffet service is set for 50 persons. And, as in previous IOTA
dinners, admission is free for those wishing to watch the programs without
dinner.  Paid attendees will have priority seating.
  For additional information regarding this event, please contact:
  Ray Benny, N6VR - IOTA Dinner Coordinator
  462 South Reed Road, Chino Valley, AZ 86323
  Phone: 928 848-2158

  Or, Will Costello, WC6DX
  Phone: 831 375-8133
As a note, the Holiday Inn has no rooms available. Check the NCDXC Website
for other motels. You may ask the NCDXC Convention coordinators if they
have any rooms reserved for foreign guests if you reside out of the USA.

IOTA NEWS..............
  AF-042.  (POSTPONED!) Members of the "Invoker Team" that were expected
          to be active as EG3INT/7 from Alborán Island (WLOTA 1061, ARLHS
          SPA-145, DIE S-001, DME 04013, WW GRID IM85LW) this past week
          announced on (February 14th) - "POSTPONED: The team
          has just received a message from the authorities informing
          the trip must be postponed due to the boat having to undertake
          other priority commitments."

  EU-029.  Operators Dominic/ON4AZP, Michel/ON4CAQ, Francois/ON6VP,
          Herman/ON7FH and Maurice/ON7KS will be active as 5P5Y from
          Lolland Island (DIA SJ-015, WLOTA 2773) between April 29th
          and May 5th. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. QSL
          via ON4AMM, direct or by the Bureau.

  EU-047.  Robert, DK2RO, will be active as DK2RO/p from Spiekeroog Island
          between February 20-24th. Activity will be holiday style on all
          HF bands, propagation permitting. QSL via his home callsign,
          direct or by the Bureau. He plans to uploaded his log to LoTW.

  EU-103.  Members from the Papa Lima DX Group (EI0PL) will be active as
          EJ0PL from Saltee Island during the second full weekend of
          April. QSL via EI5JQ. More details will be forthcoming.

  EU-127.  (Update to OPDX.1049) The DD4T DXpedition to Helgoland Island
          (GID/DID N-014, WLOTA 0518) between June 3-10th, now has a
          Web page at:

  NA-189.  (Update to OPDX.1048) A team of 10 operators, from the Aguas-
          calientes Amateur Radio Club, will be active as XF1AA from
          Isabel Island (in the Jalisco/Nayarit IOTA group) between
          March 16-21st. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB
          and the Digital modes. Operators mentioned are Enrique/XE2AA,
          Ben/XE2AU, Ismael/XE1AY, Jorge/XE2AMS, Armando/XE2AMZ, Vertiz/
          XE2AY, David/XE2AUD, Juan/XE2AI, Fidel/XE2ARM and Ramiro/XE2ARV.
          QSL via IT9EJW.

J3, GRENADA. Harry, AC8G, will use the J37K callsign during a visit to the
island between March 1-4th.  After some repairs to the beam, he should be
on by mid day on the 1st. Since he will be in the ARRL DX SSB Contest
during the weekend, he plans to work non-USA/Canadian stations on March
1st and 2nd. QSL to AC8G direct with SASE. Logs will be put in LoTW
shortly after his return to stateside.

J7, DOMINICA. Brian, K1LI, will be active as J7Y from Dominica (NA-101)
between February 25th and March 13th. Activity will mainly be focused on
the ARRL DX SSB Contest  (March 3-4th). QSL via his home callsign.

Feb/20th  AN      Feb/23rd  AN      Feb/25th  AN
Feb/21st  AN      Feb/24th  AN      Feb/26th  AN
Feb/22nd  AN

    NORMALITY              GEOMAG      K Values    Alpha
  -----------------        ------      --------    ------
  AN  - Above Normal      Quiet        K=0-1      0-7
  HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2        8-15
  LN  - Low Normal        Active      K=3        16-29
  BN  - Below Normal      Minor Storm  K=4        30-49
  DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5        50-99
  VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9      100-400

LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY. Look for the following stations to be active during
the South America Lighthouse Weekend (February 24-26th):
  3G3L  - Faro Punta Lutrin (CHI-071)
  CE1DY  - Faro Concordia Directional (CHI-101)
  XR1FC  - Faro Punta Caldera (CHI-065)
  XR2FPC - Faro Punta Caraumilla (CHI-014)
  XR4AC  - Baliza Alto Capellania (NORTE4, NAC-208B)
  XR2BPA - Baliza Puerto Aldea (NAC-135)
  XR4CA  - Faro Cabo Carranza (CHI-005)
  XR4LR  - Baliza Espigon Puerto Rapel (NAC-208A)

  For complete details about the South America Lighthouse Weekend,
go to:

MJ0, JERSEY. Mat, F5SHQ, will be active as MJ0ASP during the ARRL DX CW
Contest (February 18-19th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.

KH2/NH2, GUAM. Dave, N2NL, will be active as NH2T from Guam (OC-026)
during ARRL DX CW Contest (February 18-19th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
Assisted entry. He is expected to be here until the summer of 2013.
Dave will be active (outside of contests) as KH2/N2NL and during all
contests as NH2T. QSL via LoTW or via W2YC.

OA, PERU. Fred, DL1NL, is once again active as OA4/DL1NL from Lima,
Peru, until early March. Activity will be during his spare time on
160-10 meters CW, with some SSB, from the Radio Club Peruano station
(OA4O). QSL via DL1NL, by the Bureau or direct. No LoTW or eQSL.

OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Pekka, OH2TA, will be active as OH0X during the
ARRL DX CW Contest (February 18-19th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.
QSL via LoTW or to OH2TA.

P4, ARUBA (Update). Helmut, DF7ZS, will be active as P4/DF7ZS from Aruba
(SA-036) from P40V's QTH between March 21-27th. Activity will be casual,
but main operations will be during the CQ WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th)
using the callsign P41P. QSL P4/DF7ZS via DF7ZS. QSL P41P via W3HNK.

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated February 17th)
  A61K via EA7FTR            IP2ANT via IK2QPR        SN51LTL via SQ5LTL
  CT9/DL5AXX via DL5AXX      IQ5VZ via I5DOF          V5/DC8QT via DC8QT
  EM0UBC via UR4UXD          K7UGA via K7BHM          YT16IARU via YU1EA
  HF35APAS via SP9YI        PA6NB via PA7JWC        ZX2B via PY2MNL
  HF70TWARDY via SP8MI      PI4VPO via PA2CNR

  NOT THE QSL MANAGER. DF8OL and/or DF9OL are not and have never been
  the QSL Manager of EX2A. It seems that some databases have gotten this
  information wrong. EX2A has no QSL Manager at all according to his Web
  site on

  and ZM4G

  A65BP, BV0EXPO, BN100, BO100, BU100, BX100, BQ100, BV100ROC, BM100,
  OH0X, OJ0B, OJ0X, P29FR, PJ5/DL7VOG, RU0ZM, RZ0AF, T32C, TA3D, TU2T,


V2, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA. Norbert "Bert", DL2RNS, reports that he will be
active as V25NS from here before he heads to Montserrat (see OPDX.1045).
QSL via DL2RNS, direct or by the Bureau.

V3, BELIZE. Operators John/WC0W, George/K5PI and Mike/N7MH will be active
as V31TP during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 18-19th) as a Multi-Single
entry. QSL via WC0W.

      The following stations are expected to be active in the
                ARRL DX CW Contest (February 18-19th, 2012)
      Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2012 ARRL DX CW Contest.
For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
  (By callsign)
 (By entity)
Contest        DXCC          Class        QSL
Callsign      Entity                      Route
3B8GY          Mauritius      M/?          SP2JMB
3V8SS          Tunisia        SOAB LP      LoTW; QSL via LX1NO
5P12EU        Denmark        M/S          OZ0J
5Z4EE          Kenya          SOAB HP      NV7E
6O3A          Somalia                      QSL via E77E or K2PF
6Y2T          Jamaica        SOAB          VE3DZ
8P5Y          Barbados      M/S          K9CS
C6AKQ          Bahamas        M/S          N4BP Direct
C6ANM          Bahamas        M/S          LoTW
CO6LP          Cuba          SOSB 160M    CO6LP
CQ3B          Madeira        SOAB LP      OM7JG
CR3A          Madeira        SOAB HP      CT3EE
CR3L          Madeira        M/2          DJ6QT
E51NJB    South Cook Islands SOAB LP      LoTW; QSL via N5JB
EE5E          Spain          M/S          LoTW
EF8R          Canary Islands SOAB          LoTW
EF8USA        Canary Islands SOAB          LoTW
FP/W6HGF St. Pierre & Miquelon              W6HGF
FW0NAR        Wallis & Futuna              HA0NAR
J38A          Grenada        SO            LoTW
J88DR          St. Vincent    SOAB LP      G3TBK; QSL Buro or direct
JW            Svalbard
KP2MM          Virgin Islands SO            LoTW
LX7I          Luxembourg    M/S          LX2A
M5E            England        M/2          G0CKV
MJ0ASP        Jersey        SO LP        LoTW
NH2T          Guam          SOAB          LoTW
NP4Z          Puerto Rico    SOAB          N4AO
OH0X          Aland Island  SOAB          LoTW; QSL via OH2TA
OH0Z          Aland Island  SOAB HP      W0MM
OZ7A          Denmark        M/S          LoTW; QSL via OZ7A Buro
P49Y          Aruba          SOAB          LoTW; QSL via AE6Y
PJ4X          Bonaire        M/2          LoTW; QSL via W1MD direct
PZ5RO          Surinam        M/S          AI2N
T6MO          Afghanistan    SO LP        K9GY
TF3CW          Iceland        SOSB          LX1NO
TG8/W0OR      Guatemala      SO            W0OR
TO5X          Martinique    SOAB HP      LoTW; QSL via UA3DX
V25AA          Antigua                      AA9A; QSL via Buro or direct
V31RR          Belize        SOAB          AI4U
V31SG          Belize        QRP          LoTW; QSL via K0UU direct
V31TP          Belize        M/S          WC0W
V31WW          Belize                      W2OX Direct
V31YN          Belize                      LoTW; QSL via DJ4KW, Buro/direct
VP5OU          Turks & Caicos M/S          LoTW; QSL via N7OU
VP9/W6PH      Bermuda        SOAB LP      W6PH Direct
WP3C          Puerto Rico    SOAB LP      W3HNK
XW4XR          Laos          SOAB LP      E21EIC
ZD8Z        Ascension Island SO            AI4U
ZF2AM          Cayman Islands SOAB HP      LoTW; QSL via K6AM, Buro/direct

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