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Главная » 2011 » Январь » 3 » Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #992
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #992
10:20
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 992
BID: $OPDX.992
January 3, 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, K3USC, NG3K & ADXO, N4AA & QRZ DX, K6AM,
KH6BZF, N7OU, N7UN, AA8LL, K8CX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), K8EL,
N0TG, AT International, CT1EEB, DL1SBF, DL2GAC, DL7MAE & The DX News
Letter, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, F8DVD, G3KHZ,
I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2YSB, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pacific DXers,
Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal
(MMMonVHF) and ZL2AL for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 26th-December, through Sunday, 2nd-January there were 219
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R,
9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV,
BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU,
E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F,
FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H40, HA, HB,
HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J8, JA,
JD/m, JD/o, JT, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX,
LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA,
PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA,
TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5,
V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB,
YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF,
ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8

* 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).

2010 DX SOUND BITES! Tom, K8CX, has done it again. He has provided DXers
with 131 memorable DX sound clips from 2010. Visit Tom's famous "HAM
GALLERY" Web at:                http://hamgallery.com/dx2010
While there also check out some of his other features on his Web page,
such as: 13 years of "Rare DX Sound Clips" of the past (as well as some
clips from the 1960's and 1970's), QSL Card Museum, Dayton Photo Galleries
and Tribute to Silent Key Ham Operators. Tom state, "If anyone has any
old HF recordings, I would be interested in hearing from them."

2011 DX MARATHON IS UNDERWAY!! John, K9EL, CQ DX Marathon Administrator,
reports: "CQ Magazine's 2010 DX Marathon is now over. Please visit
<http://www.dxmarathon.com>  for details on submitting your score.
Submissions must be in by 2359z, January 31st, 2011. High claimed scores
will be posted on the website after the submission deadline. Winners for
2010 will be announced mid-year 2011 in CQ Magazine. The 2011 Marathon
is now underway. EVERY Country is a new one! 2011 Score Sheets are
available on the website."

3B8 & 3B9, MAURITIUS AND RODRIGUES ISLANDS. Bogdan, SP2FUD, will be
active as 3B8/SP2FUD from Mauritius Island (AF-049) between February
8-17th, and as 3B9/SP2FUD from Rodrigues Island (AF-017) between February
18-22nd. Activity from both places will be on the HF bands using SSB and
RTTY. QSL via his home call sign.

3B9, RODRIGUES ISLAND. After his Mauritius (AF-049), Slavo, SP2JMB, will
once again be active as 3B9/SP2JMB from Rodrigues Island (AF-017) between
February 18-22nd. Activity will be on all HF bands CW, while his wife
Dorota, SP2TO, will be active on SSB. Look for him to also be in the
ARRL DX CW Contest (February 19-20th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via his
home callsign.

3D2, FIJI. Udo, DL9HCU, is once again in the Pacific for about 2 months
and will be active as 3D2HC from Fiji (OC-017). He likes 20 meters CW,
so watch 14002 or 14025 kHz between 0500-0800z. Also, watch 14183 kHz
(after 0500z), Udo will sometimes check into the ANZA Net. It is reported
that he might not go island hopping this year as he has done in the past
due to poor conditions for QRP. QSL via DL9HCU, by the Bureau or direct
to: Udo Moeller, Mienenbuettel 4, 21629 Neu Wulmstorf, GERMANY.

4L, GEORGIA. Operator Daniil, UT5EO, will be active as 4L0A from Obcha
during the CQ 160-Meter CW Contest (January 28-30th) a Single-Op/High-
Power entry. QSL via LoTW.

4S, SRI LANKA. Matts, SM6LRR, will be active as 4S7LRG between January
22nd and February 5th. Activity will be between a holiday and semi-
holiday style operation with a focus on 160/80/40 meters with a possible
serious effort in the CQWW 160m CW Contest (January 28-30th) -- provided
that permits for a specific good Top-Band location are received. His
focus is to give North America stations a new one on 160m. QSL via his
home callsign. More info is forthcoming on QRZ.com.

60M NEWS. Jose, CT1EEB, informs OPDX: "This is no doubt a good new-years
eve present. Today in the mailbox there was an envelope from Anacom with
the license to continue with the 60m band propagation tests. This license
is valid between the 1st of January 2011 to the 30th of April 2011 on
5371.5 kHz and 5403.5 kHz both SSB and CW. I have actually asked for
two more additional frequencies in this band but the request was denied.
Phase1 tests made during the 1st of May 2010 and the 31st of July 2010
produced a report sent to Anacom and to the Military, the report can be
seen at:         http://www.qsl.net/ct1eeb/60m/CT1EEB_5MHz.pdf
I just received word that Mike, CT1IUA, located at the Southern tip of
Portugal also received the same permit from Anacom, and I'm sure that
Carlos', CT1END, license will be renewed as well."

6V7, SENEGAL. Luc, F5RAV, will once again be active from La Somone
between February 26th and March 7th. He will be operating from Jean-
Francois, 6W7RV, QTH as 6V7T. Activity will be on SSB and PSK31, and on
160-10 meters (including 17 and 12m with a dipole only). He is planning
to be in the French REF SSB Contest (February 26-27th) and the ARRL
DX SSB Contest (March 5-6th). QSL via only direct to his home callsign.
See details on QRZ.com. Also, visit his BLOG page at: http://f5rav.free.fr

8P, BARBADOS. Operators Tony/N3ME and Bernie/W3UR will be active as
8P9ME and 8P9UR, respectively, from the Cave Bay area in St. Philip
Parish between January 26th and February 14th. Activity will be on
all HF bands using CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY. QSL via their home callsigns,
direct, by the Bureau or the LoTW.

8Q, MALDIVES. Marco, DH1IAC, will be active as 8Q7AC from Farukolufushi
(Club Faru) between January 4-18th. Bands and modes of activity were not
provided, but he will use a FT-857 into an Atas 25 and Atas 120 portable
antennas. QSL via his home address on QRZ.com.

C6, THE BAHAMAS. Randy, W6SJ, will once again head to Grand Bahama Island
(NA-001) in February. He expects to be on the air as C6AWS between February
3-9th. Activity will be holiday style (when not fishing) CW only and with
a focus on the 30/17/12 meter bands. QSL via LoTW or to W6SJ, direct or by
the Bureau.

CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Update). Randy, N0TG, reports, "Storms that caused our
failed attempt to access Sable on December 6th have continued throughout
the month. For sure, Sable is not easy to get to, thus perhaps the move
up in the DX Magazine’s "2010 Most Wanted Countries Survey" rankings to
No. 50 overall, No. 36 RTTY, and No. 14 in Asia. The time frame for our
next attempt is March 2011. Prior to traveling to our takeoff point in
Canada we desire to observe somewhat stable weather and suitable beach
landing conditions. Thus, we will keep our personal schedules flexible
in order to be able to travel on short notice. Thanks to all for being
patient and the expressions that have encouraged us; we are determined
and eager to get on the air. The Web site will be updated as new inform-
ation develops. <http://www.CY0dxpedition.com>".   

DX0, SPRATLY ISLANDS. Just a reminder that 37 operators from 15 countries
will take part in a three teams efffort to put DX0DX on air between
January 6th and February 1st. Activity will be from Thitu Island on all
bands and modes. QSL Manager is N2OO. For more information about the
DXpedition, including pictures of the team arriving in DU-land and the
list of suggested frequencies, please check out their Web site at:
                         http://www.dx0dx.net
  AN INSIDE LOW BAND TIP FOR EASTCOAST STATESIDE: Don't look for them
until the 9th at the earliest - but watch your LONG PATH from the S/SW
at about 1030z for them on both 80 and 160 meters -  this is BEFORE your
sunrise. They may peak at your sunrise time again but it may be better
earlier on at 1030z (which is just after the Eastcoast sunset). They
will be on the SUNSET path around 2200z or so from the East/SE path or
over Europe depending on the skew.

DX MAGAZINE PUBLISHES 2010 MOST WANTED RESULTS. The DX Magazine's "2010
Most Wanted Survey" has been published in their latest Jan/Feb 2011 issue.
The survey that most DXers go by should soon be available online at:
                     http://dxpub.com/dx_news.html
The survey was conducted between September and October of 2010. The
listing shows the top 100 World-Wide and also includes the ranking
for 2009, for comparison.  The "Top Ten Most Wanted" are as follows:

   2010  PREFIX / COUNTRY     2009    2010  PREFIX / COUNTRY        2009
   ----  ----------------     ----    ----  ----------------        ----
    1    P5    – North Korea    1      6    FT5/Z – Amsterdam          9
    2    KP1   – Navassa        2      7    ZS8   – Marion Island      3
    3    3Y    – Bouvet         4      8    VP8/S - South Sandwhich   10
    4    7O    – Yemen          5      9    FT5/W – Crozet             7
    5    VK0/H – Heard Island   6     10    BS7   – Scarborough Reef  11

FR8, REUNION ISLAND. Frederic, ex-F5INL, will be active as FR8NE from
Reunion Island (AF-016) until July 2012. Activity will be on 20/17/15/12/10
meters using mostly CW. QSL direct to Frederic Bossu, 2 Chemin des
Grenadiers, 97490 Sainte Clotilde, Reunion Island or by the Bureau.

H44, SOLOMON ISLANDS. Bernhard, DL2GAC, informs OPDX that he will once
again be on a DX vacation in the Solomon Islands. He is expected to
arrive in Honiara, the capital, on January 13th and will (expected)
depart on April 12th. He will once again be active as H44MS, usually
on SSB only but will probably focus on the 80 and 40 meter bands. QSL
via DL2GAC .

IOTA NEWS....................
  AF-004.  Luis, EA8AY, will once again be active as ED8T from Tenerife
           during the in ARRL DX CW Contest (February 19-20th) as a
           Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW. Visit Luis's Web
           page at:        http://www.ea8ay.com/cw4evr/index.html

  NA-062.  Operators Wade/AA8LL and Roger/K0RMK will be active as home-
           call/4 from Key Largo, FL. This also counts for USI FL049S.
           Activity will be holiday style operating CW, SSB and RTTY,
           on 40-12 meters using 200 watts and wire antennas. Suggested
           frequencies are:
             CW   - 7030, 10114, 14040, 18098, 21040, 24910 and 28040 kHz
             SSB  - 7155, 14260, 18128, 21260 and 24950 kHz
             RTTY - 7039, 10139, 14079, 21810, 21079 and 24925 kHz
           QSL AA8LL/4 direct or by the Bureau to AA8LL.  AA8LL/4 logs
           will also be uploaded into the LoTW and eQSL. QSL K0RMK/4
           direct or by the Bureau to K0RMK.

IO7, ITALY (Special Event). Just a reminder that operators Fred/IK7JWX
(SSB), Vincenzo/I7PXV (SSB and CW) and  Mike/IK7FPX (SSB) will activate
the special callsign IO7DAI from the Abbeys of Lecce and Province between
now and March 31st. Activity is to provide contacts for the special
"Italian Abbeys Award Diploma Abbazie Italiane". For rules, see the Web
site at:             http://www.aribusto.it/dai_rules.htm
Send QSO data to the QSL Manager IK7JWX via:     ik7jwx2003@yahoo.it
All QSOs will be QSLed via Bureau; if you wish QSL via direct, send
1 USD. The logs will be available on the Web site at:
                     http://www.enzolog.org/login.php

ISWL CELEBRATION. Throughout the year 2011, the members of the Inter-
national Short Wave League (ISWL) will be celebrating 65 years of service
to "Licensed Amateurs" and "Short Wave Listeners". Look for the callsign
GB65ISWL to be active from several locations throughout the year. The
QSL Manager is Herbie, G6XOU. QSL cards will be returned on a QSLR basis.
QSL details are on QRZ.com. All logs will automatically be uploaded to
eQSL.cc (LoTW is NOT use). Also, look for Fred, PA0FAW, to be active as
PA65ISWL between now and January 28th. Both callsigns can be claimed for
the ISWL Monitor award. For more details, see the ISWL Web page at:
                            http://www.iswl.org.uk

J3, GRENADA. Roy, KE4TG, will be active as J38RF between February 9th
and March 10th. His primary interest is the Digital modes using a K-3
with a G5RV and phased vertical antennas. Please note that he will try
to be active on 60 meters on channel 5. QSL via his home callsign.

J7, DOMINICA. The "Buddies in the Caribbean" DXpedition (Team #1), which
specializes in 100 watts or less low power radios and the Buddipole
portable antenna systems, will be going to Dominica, February 1-9th.
The team plans to stay at the Calibashie Cove hotel on the north shore
of Dominica <http://www.calibishiecove.com>.  After two very successful
mini-DXpeditions to St. Lucia in 2010, the team looks forward to demon-
strating their capabilities for an "ultralite" DXpeditioning into magnifi-
cent vista locations, operating a field portable, battery-only radio
with backpackable, lightweight antennas and most of all having fun on
the island of Dominica. The entire mini-DXpedition is limited to equipment
that can fit in their airline suitcase. The eight operators are: Budd/W3FF,
Chris/W6HFP, Wey/K8EAB, Mike/KC4VG, Steve/wG0AT, Paul/KB9AVO, Dan/WZ1P
and Guy/N7UN. The J7 license applications are currently being processed.
There will be 3 Villa stations in operation at various times on 160-10
meters using CW, SSB, and RTTY. During the day several teams will be
battery-only, field portable either from Dominica beaches or scenic
mountain tops. 160m and 80m CW operations are planned, conditions
permitting. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or mail to the operator's home callsign
(SASE required). A Web page is under development for this operation.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (For January 3-9th)....
Jan   3    AN          SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS
Jan   4    HN          --------------------
Jan   5    HN          BN - Below Normal
Jan   6    HN          AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
Jan   7    AN          LN - Low Normal
Jan   8    AN          HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
Jan   9    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

LU1, SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. Diego, LU8DIP, is now active as LU1ZS from
the Antarctic Base Teniente Camara on Half Moon Island (AN-010) until
mid-March. Most activity has been on 20 meters SSB and some 40 meters.
QSL via only LU4DXU.

P29, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (IOTA DXpedition). Derek, G3KHZ/P29NI, is organizing
a 6th trip to P26-land in April to activate three rare Papua New Guinea
IOTAs. This time the destinations will be Feni (OC-101), Nuguria (OC-257)
and Green Island (OC-231). He informs that there is one operating position
left. If you would like to join the team please contact G3KHZ at:
                            g3khz@derekcox.plus.com

PJ2, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES. After his ZF6AM operation (see ZF below) John,
K6AM, will be active as PJ2T from the Signal Point Station on Curacao
(SA-006, WLOTA LH-0942) during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 5-6th) as
a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. He informs that he will not do
too much operating outside the contest. QSL via LoTW or direct to N9AG.

POSSIBLE NEW DXCC ENTITY?  Some 3 million Sudanese will be voting on a
referendum on independence on January 9th. It looks like the Southern
Sudan may be reborn again. This act of secession should put to rest
Africa's longest and bloodiest civil war. Stay tuned! For more details,
visit the following:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/dec/27/sudan-two-countries
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/01/01/sudan.vote.bashir

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated January 2nd)
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  9Q0HQ/6 via K3IRV (12/2010-01/2011) II1ITA via IW1FGZ     PA11HNY via PA7LZ
  A71/JY5FX via JY5FX                 II1TLA via I1YRL      PA100SCOUT via PC2S
  AP2NK via W3HNK                     II9RASM via IT9TFX   PE10MERRY via PA3ATN
  CE7/F6DXE via F6DXE                 IR7WFF via IK7JWX     PY2VA via I8LWL
  DA0KOLPING via DJ6SI (Bureau)       J5V via JA1PBV        RG9A via R9XC
  DA2MORSE via DJ4EY (QSL not needed) J28RO via F8DFP       SC7IPA via SM7GUY
  DK150RB via DL1SBF (Bureau)         JD1BLY via JI5RPT     SN3B via SQ3JPV
  DQ5T via DL4LAM                     K4R via KC4H          SN4FON via SP9KDC
  DR15ZBAY via DC5CQ                  KP4MS via W4DN        SU/DL1ELX via DL1ELX
  DU8/DL3OCH via DL3OCH               KU2F/KH0 via JE1SCF   SX3B via SV1BDO (*)
  EA5/NP3D via W3HNK                  LU5FF via EA5KB       T6AE via IW2KKI
  EA6/S56CW/P via S56CW               LU7YZ via EA7FTR      T6AF via EB7DX
  EA8/DH2MS via DH2MS                 LZ9X via LZ1RB        V5/DK1CE via DH3WO
  EI/MI0ADX via MI0ADX                LZ11PGP via LZ1KZA    VK2IZI via EB7DX
  EN1QFF via US3QQ           N5BEK/TI7 via N5BEK (direct**) XE1/DJ4EL via DJ4EL
  HG2010P via HA-Bureau               OD5ET via EB7DX       ZL50GH via ZL1ANH
  II0ITA via IQ0RM                    OE50RJJ via OE9RJJ    ZP9SC via EA5KB

     * only direct
     ** direct to N5BEK TI-address: Phil Phillips, Potrero, Santa Cruz,
                                    Gte. 19-5111, Costa Rica

  OLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone
  to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 8300 old
  QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site contains:
    - The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2004 to 2009) with more than
      300 QSLs
    - At least one card for each 58 deleted DXCC countries (more than
      1100+ QSLs)
    - Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more
      than 3100+ QSLs)
    - Album for stations from Magrebh - 1947 to 1962 (more than 300+ QSLs)
    - More than 800 QSLs from the Antarctic bases.
    - Nearly 260 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques
      Francaises).
    - More than 300 QSLs for the rare French Pacific Islands such as
      FK/C, FO/C, FO/A, FO/M, FO/C and FW
    - Nearly 100 cards from Eparses Islands such as FR/B/E/G/J/T
    - More than 900 cards for the old timer with more than 120 countries
      before 1945.
    - A card from the French Department before 1945.
    - One card from each of the states in the U.S. before 1945.
  The URL address for the Web site is:  http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr
  Some cards are still needed for the collection, and your particip-
  ation is welcome. Please visit their site and give them your comments
  by sending an E-mail to:            LesNouvellesDX@free.fr

  POSTAL RATES FROM ITALY. Silvano, I2YSB, informs OPDX that it is bad
  news on the POSTAL RATES from Italy as of January 1st:
                    0.75 EUR for Europe (+15% increase)
                    1.60 EUR outside Europe (+88% increase)
                    2.00 EUR Pacific (VK-ZL-ecc.+100% increase)
  This is for lightweight letters, max 20 grams (2 QSL) standard size.
  Should you want to receive a direct QSL from I2YSB QSL Manager, please
  include: 2 USDs for Europe + SAE and 3 USDs outside of Europe + SAE.
  PLEASE -- NO IRCs and NO STAMPs.

  QSLS VIA LoTW: 4O3A, 5V7TT, 5W0KH, 5X1NH, 9L5VT, AM3SSB, C6APT, C6AUM,
  E4X, EA5BZ, EA8FJ, EN220FI, F1PKH, G4NXG/M, HK4SAN, I4IKW, IV3RAV,
  J79XBI, JF1SEK, LX1CW, MD0CCE, OE3GCU, OH7MA, OJ0B, OK2PAY, ON4CMT,
  ON4WW, OX3XR, OZ4VV, PA5RA, RZ3AFK, SN0HQ, SN3R, SN9U, SQ7WK, T77C,
  US3QQ, US5XD, UT1UY, V31RR, V44KAI, VO1HP, VP2E/W1UE, YL5T, YN2AA,
  ZL8X and ZP6CW

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 7Z1TT, 9J2KK, 9Q50ON, C91JR, CY0X, ES1QD, ES5QD,
  FJ/SM5FUJ, FM1HN, HL5FUA, HS0AC, J88CF, LX1DA, LX8RTTY, PJ2/W1NG, PJ4D,
  PJ4LS, PJ5/AA4NC, PJ5/AH6HY, PJ5/K1XM, PJ6A, PJ7E, RI1FJ, TO3GA, V73TM,
  VK0CW, VP2V/NY6X, VP8DMH and ZL7A

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED this week!

T30, WESTERN KIRIBATI. Operators Bill/N7OU and Bob/W7YAQ will once again
team up for another operation in the Pacific, but this time from Tarawa
Island (OC-017) between February 8-22nd. Callsigns will be announced at
a later date. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, using mostly CW with
some SSB and RTTY, and using 100 watts and vertical antennas. They will
also be in the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 19-20th) as a Multi-Single
entry. QSL via their home callsigns.

T31, CENTRAL KIRIBATI. An international team will activate T31A from
Kanton Island (OC-043) between April 17-28th. The transportation has
been arranged, all licenses are assigned and the permit is in its final
stages. They plan to have 6 stations on the air, operating on 160-10
meters. More details should be forthcoming and look for updates at:
                              http://www.T31A.com

TF, ICELAND. The "W8GEX 60m News" reports that Torlin, TF1GW, states
starting January 1st, 2011, the Icelandic radio amateurs can use 150
kHz in the 5 MHz band instead of 8 frequencies. They can use between
5260–5410 kHz with 100 watts PEP out, 3 kHz bandwith, and modes J3E
and A1A.

TJ, CAMEROON. An international team composed of members of the Provins
ARC (F6KOP) is heading to Cameroon between 10-20th. All the required steps
have been made with the local Administration and the team has applied for
the callsign TJ3C. The main operating QTH will be in Kribi, 2 hours by
road from Douala. Operators mentioned are: Frank/F4AJQ (Team Leader),
Seb/F5UFX (Assistant Team leader), Michel/FM5CD, Bob/N6OX, Bill/N2WB,
Dave/K4SV, Eric/ON7RN, Gabriele/I2VGW, Jean-Paul/F8BJI, Alain/F6ENO,
Jean-Luc/F6BIV, Michel/F5EOT, John/F5VHQ, Gerard/F2JD, Gerard/F2VX,
Yan/F1NGP, Mathieu/F5PED and Henri/F1HRE. Activity will be on all bands,
160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. They will have six stations
(5x FT450sat and 1x K3) with 6 Amps (Acom 1010) and 6 laptops using
Wintest software on the air, 24 hours a day during their 9 day operations.
The antenna farm will consist of Spderbeams (3x five banders, 1x tri-
bander, and 1x WARC bands), and a vertical for 20/30/40/75/80/160m. For
the lower bands, depending on a usable place, 1 or 2 beverages and a
K9YA system will be set-up.  A Web site is under construction and the
URL address will be published soon. Other individuals involved are:
         QSL Manager   : Didier/F5OGL
         Pilot Station : Serge/F6AML
         Webmaster     : Thierry/F4TTR
         Internet Mailing List:  Maurice/F5NQL (subscribe by F5NQL@aol.com)
The main target is to make 80,000 QSOs, during their nine days of oper-
ations, with an emphasis on the lower bands, 160-30 meters and the
Digimodes.

TM8, FRANCE (Special Event). Look for special event station TM8AAW to
be on air between February 12–28th. Activity is to celebrate the 8th
Antarctic Activity Week. Operation will be made by François, F8DVD,
from his QTH in Macon, in the east part of France. WAP reference number
for TM8AAW is 199. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, mostly SSB. QSL
via F8DVD, direct or by the Bureau. For more details, see QRZ.com or
visit:                http://tm8aaw.monsite-orange.fr

V3, BELIZE. Darren, VA3EGG, will be active as V31DI from Maya Beach,
Placencia, Belize, sometime in January (dates not provided). He enjoys
working all bands on 160-6 meters, but particularly the 6, 20 and 40
meter bands, and mainly SSB. QSL via his home callsign direct only.

V3, BELIZE. Will, AA4NC, will once again be active as V31RR from Placencia
between February 16-23rd. Activity will be on CW, SSB, RTTY, and the
30/17/12 meter bands. His activity will also include the ARRL DX CW
Contest (February 19-20th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via AI4U or LoTW.
No Bureau cards.

V5, NAMIBIA. Klaus, DJ4SO, will once again be active as V5/DJ4SO from
a farm home southeast of Windhoek (same as last year) between February
22nd and March 23rd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using mostly CW
and RTTY/PSK31, with some possible SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct
or by the Bureau (E-mail request to klaus@dj4so.de ). His logs will be
uploaded to LoTW. No eQSL.

VK8L, LORD HOWE ISLAND. Christopher, VK5CP, has once again return to
Lord Howe Island (OC-004) and will be active as VK5CP/VK9L until
January 7th. According to "DX-World.Net", Chris states, "I am using a
half wave dipole at 10m, an IC7000 and a LDG tuner. Power is about
50w. I can hear very well but my signal is weak (sorry, but the 14Kg
luggage limit did not allow me to bring the Alpha 87A). I am working
SSB only 80-6m. Please QSL to VK5CP. I will make a special QSL for
VK5CP/VK9L."

VK9N, NORFOLK ISLAND (Just a reminder!). Operators Alan/VK3XPD, Kevin/
VK4UH and Mike/VK3KH, will once again be active as VK9NA from Norfolk
Island (OC-005, WLOTA 1469) between January 7-21st. This is the same
group that did a VHF, UHF and Microwave DXpedition last year. The group
plans again to be operational on 50 MHz through to 10 GHz using CW, SSB
and WSJT. QSL Manager is VK3KH: Michael Coleman, 44 Rosserdale Cres,
Mount Eliza  Victoria  3930, AUSTRALIA. Look for more details and updates
at:                     http://www.vk9na.com/index.html

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS (NA-016). John, K6AM, will be active as ZF2AM for two
weeks so he can operate during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 19-20th)
as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry and the CQWW 160m SSB Contest
(February 25-27th). He informs that activity outside of the contest will
be some casual phone operations, mostly on the WARC bands as time allows.
QSL via K6AM, direct or by the Bureau or LoTW. ADDED NOTE: He will head
to PJ2 right after this operation (PJ2 above).

ZL NEWS (New Zealand DX Hall of Fame Citations - 2011). A press release
by Lee Jennings, ZL2AL, New Zealand DX Hall of Fame Panel Convener,
reports (edited): "The New Zealand DX Hall of Fame was established in
2009 to honor those outstanding ZL DXers and contesters who have excelled
in our radio sport hobby over many years. The current panel of judges
includes Ken McCormack/ZL1AIH, Duncan McMahon/ZL3JT and Bill Carney/ZL3NB.
Previous winners have included, Roy/ZL4BO, Ron/ZL1AMO and Jock/ZL2GX (SK)
in 2009. Winners in 2010 included Dave/ZL1AMN, Aola/ZL1ALE and Dave/ZL1HY
(SK). This year, after much deliberation the judges were unanimous in their
selection and have elected the next three ZL radio amateurs to the New
Zealand DX Hall of Fame for 2011. Their individual citations are below:

  * John N. Shaw, ZL1BYZ - The election of John Shaw, ZL1BYZ, as the 7th
    inductee to the NZ DX Hall of Fame recognizes his extraordinary
    abilities as a contester and DXer. Licensed in 1983, John has proven
    to be a prolific contest operator and amazing DXer with most of his
    operations on CW. He usually places highly in major international
    contests and generates enormous pileups when he operates from his
    Pukekohe farm. John was a member of the ZL6QH contest group, ZL7T
    DXpedition, ZL6LH Light House team and a long time active member of
    the Papakura Radio Club. He has won the Doug Gorman Frequency measuring
    contest and numerous Jock White Field Day contests. He was recently
    made a member of the ARRL A-1 Operators Club. John will be joining the
    ARRL DXCC Club soon with an initial entry of over 300 countries. He
    contributes much to the sport of Amateur Radio Contesting and DXing in
    New Zealand. We wish John well in the future and hope that he will
    enjoy having the NZ DX HoF award plaque on his shack wall.

  * Bryan Anderson, ZL2AFT - The election of Bryan Anderson as the 8th
    inductee to the NZ DX Hall of Fame recognizes his superb DXing skills
    and outstanding contribution to the sport of radio DXing. Licensed in
    1954, Bryan has a long history of working DX with his own homebuilt
    equipment and had over 200 countries confirmed by by 1975. In 2009 he
    achieved DXCC #1 Honor Roll with 354 confirmed, mostly with antique
    Drake equipment and a homebuilt Quad. Bryan has given outstanding
    service to his local radio club and assisted many ZLs to achieve DX
    in the pile-ups. He has always tried to keep the hobby in perspective
    and not let it interfere with the more important things in life, such
    as his family and his work as a Polytech lecturer in Palmerston North.
    We wish Bryan well in the future and hope that he will enjoy having the
    award plaque on his wall.

  * Peter W. Watson, ZL3GQ  (SK) - To the Family of Peter Watson.... It
    gives me great pleasure to inform you that Peter Watson, ZL3GQ (SK),
    has been elected to the New Zealand DX Hall of Fame. The posthumous
    election of Peter as the 9th inductee to the NZ DX Hall of Fame
    recognizes Peter’s extraordinary and unselfish contribution to the
    sport of Amateur Radio DXing in New Zealand. From his 5.5 acre on the
    outskirts of Christchurch he achieved 323 entities by 1997, DXCC HR in
    CW, DXCC HR in Phone, 5BDXCC with 160m Endorsement, 5BWAZ Award #29,
    160WAZ Award #26. His passion was 160M and CW. He routinely set CQWW
    contest records and recorded the first ZL to VS6 top band contact. As
    an FOC member he was awarded the prestigious Al Slater award by the FOC
    committee for outstanding services to amateur radio.  He was also a
    member of the ARRL A-1 Operators Club and a team member of the May 1996
    ZL8RI  DXpedition to Raoul Island in the Kermadecs. He was an out-
    standing ZL radio amateur for decades. His last contest was in February
    1998 and he became a SK on March 27 of that year. This award honors
    Peter’s wonderful DXing and Contesting skills and will attest to how
    accomplished this great New Zealand DXer was.

  We offer our heartiest congratulations to these three outstanding ZL
radio amateurs who have been elected to the New Zealand DX Hall of Fame
in 2011. Thanks to Ken, Duncan and Bill for their work in selecting the
inductees. New Zealand has a rich history of producing world renowned
DXers and Contesters. We are delighted that these ZL DXers have been
recognized. They are among the best of New Zealand amateur DXers."

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