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Главная » 2011 » Январь » 24 » Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #995
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #995
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 995
BID: $OPDX.995
January 24, 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, W2VU, K3IRV, NG3K & ADXO, K4PG, N4AA & QRZ
DX, W4FC, KH6BZF, N6AWD, N7UN, NN7A, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), K9EL, W9AEB,
4L5O, AT International, DL1SBF, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter,,
DX-World.Net, EA1PP, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HI8LAM, I1JQJ/IK1ADH
& 425 DX News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web
Site, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), VK3QB, VK3WM and ZL2TZE for
the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 16th-January, through Sunday, 23rd-January there were 225
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3C, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P,
8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV,
BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU,
E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ,
F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB,
HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, JA,
JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA,
OD, OE, OH, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ,
R1FJ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T33, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG,
TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4,
V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VK9X, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE,
XT, XU, XW, XX9, 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 MARATHON REMINDER (Deadline Nears). John, K9EL, CQ DX Marathon
Administrator, reports: "Just a reminder that log submissions for the
2010 DX Marathon must be in by 2359Z, 31 January 2011.  Please visit
<> for details on submitting your log. High
claimed scores will be posted on the website after the submission deadline.
Plaque and Certificate winners for 2010 will be announced mid-year 2011
in CQ Magazine and on the website.
  Please note that the DX Marathon E-mail server crashed and was down
from 0500Z to 2200Z on January 19th.  Any logs sent during that period
are unfortunately lost and will need to be re-submitted.  If you are
not sure, a complete list of all logs received is posted on the website.
If you do not see your call, please re-submit.  We now have a backup
E-mail server in place to prevent future problems.  We apologize for
any inconvenience caused.....73"

2011 DX PREFIX AND 10 BAND CHECKLISTS. Pete, G-13038, from Pete's DX
Newsdesk, reports: "As you know the DXCC country total has recently
increased from 338 to 340 countries. So, I have updated the various
prefix and 10 band checklists on my DX Newsdesk Web page. If you go
to the Web page at <> you will see a button
to click to access the lists. They are in Doc, Excel and PDF formats.
Help yourself and feel free to pass them on to your friends. Please,
E-mail me if you want the Zipped file (881 KB) sent direct as an E-mail
attachment to:  or  "

4L, GEORGIA. Operator Omari, 4L5O, will be active during the CQ 160-
Meter CW Contest (Janaury 28-30th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via N3SL.

4Z20, ISRAEL. The Israel Amateur Radio Club (IARC) is proud to announce
a special 3 month activity for the Holyland Contest's 20th anniversary,
starting February 1st, through April 30th, 2359z. Look for the following
honorary activations of two special prefixes/callsigns, 4X20HC and 4Z20HC.
Activity will be used on CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via 4Z4TL.
For more details about the Holyland Contest, see:

5X, UGANDA. Nick, G3RWF, will once again be active as 5X1NH from Fort
Portal in western Uganda, and will be there between February 20th and
April 14th. Usually he is there to do voluntary work, so his activity
is usually outside the work hours. He prefers to operate CW but plans
to also be on the Digital modes with some SSB. Activity will be on all
bands except 160m (no room for an antenna). His rig is a K3. QSL via
his home callsign and LoTW.

8P, BARBADOS. Nathan, KA1YMX, will be active and on vacation from here
between February 26th and March 5th. Activity will be on CW and SSB
using an Elecraft K2. No other details are available. QSL via his home

8Q, MALDIVES. Andrew, G7COD, is once again active as 8Q7AK. This time
from Embudu Island on the South Male Atoll, Maldives (AS-013), between
February 5th and approximately February 18th. He states that this trip
is a holiday and plans to be active on 80-10 meters, including 30/17/12
meters, using CW and SSB. The following are suggested times of operations:
0730-0830z, 0900-1030z, 1300-1500z and 1730-1800z. Suggested frequencies
(+/- QRM) are:
   CW  - 3503, 7003, 10103, 14003, 18073, 21003 and 24893 kHz
   SSB - 3795, 7063, 14190, 18133, 21253 and 24953 kHz"
He also hopes to have limited operation on the 160m band but this is
not confirmed. QSL via his home callsign, direct (see Web page) or by
the Bureau. Andrew now has a dedicated Web page at:

9G, GHANA. Operators Kees/PE1KL and Lisa/PA2LS will be active as 9G5LK
from a local clay beach house located near the village of Ampenyi, close
to Cape Coast and Elmina, between April 28th and May 6th. Activity will
be on 80-10 meters using SSB, PSK31 and RTTY. QSL via PA2LS. Visit their
DXpedition Web site at: 
By the way, an award is available for working them. All you need is
2 QSOs with 9G5LK on 2 different bands or 2 different modes.

9K50, KUWAIT (Special Event). Look for amateur radio operators in Kuwait
to use the special prefix "9K50" between January 26th and February 28th.
Activity is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kuwait's independence.
Also, 9K50NLD will be on the air between February 24-28th. Activity will
be from the members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society (KARS).

ANZA NET. Lindsay, VK3WM, Team Boss for the "Australia, New Zealand and
Africa DX Net" (ANZA), would like to bring the readers of the OPDX up-to-
date on the operation of the ANZA net. He states, "The net runs every day
on 20m on 14.183 kHz with a different net controller each day, and all
nets start at 0515z and run for about one hour depending on the DX. Also,
there is a 15m net on 21.205 kHz on Saturdays starting at 0445z. The
line up is: Friday - John/VK4LJ, Saturday - Morris/ZL1ANF, Sunday -
Col/VK4CC, Monday - Jamie/NH7U, Tuesday - Lindsay/VK3WM, Wednesday -
Ray/VK4NH, Thursday - Rob/ZLIRD for 20m, and 15m Alan/VK3HGN. We also
have a Web page at <>."

AO1, SPAIN (AAW Op). Spanish operators Fernando/EA1GHT, Gil/EA1HFM,
Dani/EB1LA, Javi/EC1KV, Juan/Carlos EA1AUM, Juanjo/EA1WX, Carri/EA1CUB
and Luis EA1CS will activate AO1AWW during the "8th Antarctic Activity
Week" between February 21-27th. Reference Number is WAP-203. Activity
will be on all bands and modes. QSL via EA1GHT. A full list of AAW
participating stations can be found at:

C6, BAHAMAS. Operators Bob/N4BP (C6AKQ) and Kevin/K4PG (C6APG) will
once again be in Freeport, Lucaya, Bahamas, for the ARRL International
DX CW Contest (February 19-20th) as individual entries (Bob/C6AKQ on
80 meters and Kevin/C6APG on 40 meters). A third operator "may" join
them to operate on 160 meters, but that is not known at this time. Bob
is expected to arrive early on February 15th and stay through February
22nd. While Kevin will arrive on February 17th and stay through February
21st. Prior to the contest, they will be operating on the 30/17/12 meter
bands, HF bands using CW and probably the Digital modes. QSL direct to
their home callsigns with SASE and/or LoTW.

CARIBBEAN TOUR. Spanish operators Marcos/EA1PP, Oscar/EB1HF and Recio/
EC1DPM will be visiting two islands in the Caribbean during the first
half of February. Activity will be holiday style from the following
   Bonaire (PJ4) - Callsign PJ4/EA1PP; February 5-10th
   Curacao (PJ2) - Callsign PJ2/EA1PP; February 11-16th.
Operation will be on SSB and RTTY (bands not provided). Look for PJ2/EA1PP
to be active during the CQ WPX RTTY Contest (February 12-13th). QSL both
callsigns via EA1PP.

CN, MOROCCO. Operators Ahmed/CN8WK, IK1QBT, Stefano/IK2QEI, Matteo/IK2SGC,
Flavio/IK1SPR, Fabio/IV3BAZ, Gianfranco/IV3JCC, Maurizio/IV3ZXQ and
Saaid/CN8WW will be active as CN3A from Safi during the ARRL DX CW Contest
(February 19-20th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW or via I2WIJ. Visit
their Web page at:

CQ NEWS (Press Release). Richard Moseson, W2VU, Editorial Director,
sent out the following on January 18th: "WorldRadio Online Analysis
Shows Ham Activity, Code Use, Both Up Since End of Code Testing -- An
analysis by WorldRadio Online columnist Randall Noon, KC0CCR, suggests
that levels of on-air ham activity and Morse code usage both have increased
since the FCC dropped the requirement for Morse code testing in early 2007.
Noon is the magazine's FISTS columnist. FISTS is an organization that
promotes the use of Morse code among hams.
  Writing in the February issue of WorldRadio Online, Noon based his
analysis on a combination of FCC licensing statistics and published
results of ARRL Field Day activity from 2005 to 2009. He used Field Day
data on the assumption that 'people who participate in Field Day are at
least minimally active hams.'
  Comparing statistics for Field Day activity with the total number of
licensees, Noon determined that both the raw number and the percentage
of licensed hams operating in Field Day had increased since 2007. In
addition, he found that the number of Morse code (CW) contacts in Field
Day had increased as well, hitting an all-time peak in 2009. This is
significant, he says, 'because it is assumed that hams will use the same
modes on Field Day that they do when operating at other times.'
  Since the FCC stopped requiring code tests, Noon concluded, 'it appears
that the use of CW has gained in absolute usage because the newer hams
licensed since 2007 appear to be more actively engaged in the hobby, as
evident by the higher levels of participation in Field Day.'
  Noon's complete analysis appears in the February 2011 issue of World-
Radio Online, which will be posted on or about January 20 on
<>. The magazine is available to readers at no
  WorldRadio Online is an advertiser-supported publication of CQ Communica-
tions, Inc., which also publishes CQ Amateur Radio, CQ VHF and Popular
Communications magazines. Richard Fisher, KI6SN, is the Editor."

CTU (2011) WEBINAR. On Monday, February 7th, at 8:30 PM EST (Tuesday,
February 8th - 0130z), Tim Duffy, K3LR, will present a look at Contest
University (CTU) 2011, including the course line up and list of professors.
Tim will review past years and tell you what makes CTU 2011 the best yet.
You will find out what previous students have had to say about CTU and
why you should attend this year. Registration for this Webinar can be
done at:
A URL is also available at <> under "Upcoming Webinars".

D4, CAPE VERDE. John IK5CRH, Operators John/IK5BCM, Beppe/IK5CBE and
Andrea will be active as D44TBE from Sal Island (AF-086) between February
2-9th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, possibly 160m (depending on the
space), using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via IK5CRH.

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Operators  Andrea/IK1PMR and Claudia/PA3LEO are now
active as EA8/homecall until March 8th. Activity will be holiday style
on 160-6 meters. QSL via PA3LEO or to the LoTW.

FH, MAYOTTE. Bruno, DH1BL, is currently active as FH/DH1BL from Mayotte
(AF-027) for the next 3 years. He hopes to get "FH" callsign in the near
future. He uses a FT-920 w/100 watts into a 5-band antenna (20/17/15/12/10
meters) mounted 9m above the ground. Bruno was spotted this past week on
20 meters SSB around 14225 kHz after 1430z. QSL via his QSL Manager DL7BC,
by the Bureau or direct. Cards will be printed once a FH callsign is
issued to him, so please be patient when sending QSLs to his manager.

FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY. Daryl, W7TAE, will be active as FJ/W7TAE from St.
Barthelemy (NA-146) between January 23-28th. Activity will be on 40/20/17
meter mainly SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

FM, MARTINIQUE. Rene, F5LGE, is now active FM/F5LGE until January 30th.
Activity is 160 and 80 meters only and on CW. Operations seem to take
place between 2330-0730z. QSL via F5LGE, by the Bureau or direct to:
Courgibet Rene, 13 Ruelle Crepion, 51240 ST Germain la Ville, FRANCE.

FM, MARTINIQUE. Bernard, F5LBG (UFT member), is now active as FM/homecall
from Rivière Salée until February 3rd. Activity will be holiday style,
QRP and using 5 watts. Look for him daily around 1000z and 1800z. The
suggested frequencies are: 10106, 14060 and 18096 kHz. QSL via F5LBG
when he is back home, direct or by the Bureau.

FS, ST. MARTIN. Members of the Castalia Island DX Association, George/W4LW
and Fred/K4FMD, will once again be active as FS/K4UP from St. Martin
(NA-105) between January 28th and February 5th. Activity will be on
20/15/12/10 meters SSB, depending on the propagation. QSL direct to

HI0, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Members of the Radio Club Dominicano Inc. invite
you to celebrate the "Month of the Patria" beginning 0000z on January 26th,
and ending at 2359z on February 27th, by working their special event
station HI0RCD. Activity is to commemorate the birthday of their father
of the Patria, Juan Pablo Duarte, and to celebrate their 167th anniversary
of independence. A special QSL card will be sent to all the stations that
have a contact with their 9 different circuit affiliate stations. QSL via
Bureau. Activity will be on 160/80/40/20/17/15/10 meters using CW, SSB
and the Digital modes. Look also for HI0RCD to be active on the AO-51
Satellite. For more details, see or visit Luis's, HI8LAM, Blog
page at:     

HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Claudio, HB9OAU, will be active as HI7/HB9OAU
from Bayahibe, Dominican Republic (NA-096), between February 6-18th.
Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using SSB. Claudio may
possibly activate Saona and  Catalina Islands, both IOTA NA-122 as
HI2/HB9OAU. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

HS8, THAILAND. Voravut, HS8JYX, from Paknum Muang Krabi, is planning to
be in the CQ 160-Meter CW Contest (January 28-30th) as a Single-Op/Low-
Power entry. QSL via HS8JYX, LoTW or eQSL. He states he will use an
inverted L antenna and transmit the power limit at about 50 watts.
Visit his Web page at:  

IOTA NEWS....................
  AS-069.  Sergey, US0IW, hopes to activate the rare Iony Island in the
           Sea of Okhotsk sometime in July. Operation is in the early
           planning stages. More details are forthcoming.

  NA-008.  Jay, VY1JA, will once again be active as VY0JA from the CFS
           Alert Arctic base on Ellesmere Island for the last time starting
           February 26th. Operation will last about 5 weeks. Using a FT-990
           at power and dipoles at 15 feet, look for Jay to be active on
           30 meters, 40 meters, and 20 meters (in that order) during the
           evenings and weekends. The mode will be mainly CW, but Digital
           will be used and SSB can be requested by using the E-mail
           address at the top of the VY1JA page. QSL via N3SL;
           JA stations to JA3JM. This activity is also valid for the
           Arctic Challenge program.

  NA-067.  Operators Amanda/KI4IWS and Bill/KG4CXY will be active as
           W4OTN from Core Banks Barrier Island (USI NC033S, WLOTA 0596,
           Pamlico County, North Carolina) between July 29th and August
           1st. Activity will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest
           (July 30-31st). Outside of the contest, they will be active
           on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL W4OTN, by the Bureau
           or direct (

  NA-091.  Christian, F5IDM, will be active as VE7/F5IDM from Quadra Island
           (CISA BC006, WLOTA 1757) between January 29-30th. Activity will
           be on the HF bands on or near the usual IOTA and island fre-
           quencies. QSL direct or KH6 bureau to F5IDM.

  SA-046.  Members of Casa do Radioamador de Pernambuco (CRAPE) will be
           active as PY7CRA from Itamaraca Island (DIB-018) between
           February 11-13th. Operators mentioned are Cris/PY7GK, Luiz/
           PY7LZ, Ben/PY7VI, Jim/PY7XC, Ciro/PY7ZY and Luiz/PU7RLM.
           Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via
           PY7CRA, direct or by the Bureau.

  SA-055.  Operators Ezequiel/LU1EEZ and Mark/LU7CAW will be active as
           homecall/D from Martin Garcia Island between February 23-28th.
           Activity will be on 80-10 meters. QSL LU1EEZ/D direct and
           LU7CAW/D by the Bureau.

J7, DOMINICA (Update). Guy, N7UN, reports in "DX News Release #2": "The
'Buddies in the Caribbean' DXpedition (Team #1) which specializes in 100
watt or less low power radios and the Buddipole portable antenna systems
will be on Dominica (J7), February 1-9th, 2011. We plan to stay at the
Calibishie Cove hotel <> on the north shore
of Dominica. The entire mini-DXpedition is limited to equipment that can
fit in your airline suitcases (75 lbs / 34 kg max). With J7 licenses, the
eight operators are: Budd/J79FF (W3FF), Chris/J79HFP (W6HFP), Dan/J79ZP
(WZ1P), Paul/J79AVO (KB9AVO), Mike/J79VG (KC4VG), Steve/J79AT (wG0AT),
Wey/J79EA (K8EAB), and Guy/J79UN (N7UN). There will be 3 hotel 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, scenic mountain tops, or national parks. 160m and
80m CW operations are planned, conditions permitting. QSL via LoTW, eQSL,
or mail to the operator's home callsign (SASE required)."

J7, DOMINICA. Lars, SM0CCM, will be active as J73CCM from Dominica (NA-101)
between February 21st and March 28th. Activity should be on all bands
using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. Look for Stig, SM3PHM, to join him in
Dominica on March 14th, and be active as J79M. Stig's favorite band is
160 meters and CW. He will stay with Lars until March 28th, where both
will travel back to Sweden together. QSL via their home callsigns. Bureau
is preferred. Also QSL via LoTW.

KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY (60m Op). Tip, N4SIA (KG4AS) and a group of operators
plan to activate this country as an all time new one on 60 meters between
February 22nd and March 8th.

Jan  24    AN          SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS
Jan  25    AN          --------------------
Jan  26    AN          BN - Below Normal
Jan  27    AN          AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
Jan  28    AN          LN - Low Normal
Jan  29    AN          HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
Jan  30    AN-HN       DIS  - Disturbed
                        VDIS - Very Disturbed

   QUIET - The "A" index is expected to be between
           0-7 and the "K" index will be 2 or less
   UNSETTLED - The "A" index is expected to be between
           7-16 and "K" index will be 3 or less

KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA. Ron, WA8LOW, (along with others - not named) will
be active as WA8LOW/KH8 from American Samoa between July 30th and August
14th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. They
plan to use high power stations with beam antennas (40-6m) and verticals
on 160/80m. QSL direct to WA8LOW.

LX, LUXEMBOURG. Operator Marcus, DL1EKC, will be active as LX7I during the
CQ 160-Meter CW Contest (January 28-30th) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry.
QSL via LX2A. Logs will be put on the LoTW.

PJ2, CURACAO. Peter, DF7DQ, is now active as PJ2/DF7DQ from Curacao (SA-099,
WLOTA LH-0942) for the next two months primarily on business, but also
relaxation and ham radio. Activity this past week was mainly on 40 and 30
meters PSK. Peter plans to apply for a local PJ2 callsign. QSL PJ2/DF7DQ
via EA5GVH by the Bureau or direct to: P.O.Box 651, Willemstad - Curacao -
Netherlands Antilles. For pictures and updates:

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated January 23rd)
  3B9/F6HMJ via F6HMJ         DU1/IZ7ATN via IZ7ATN      LY13E via LY3NX
  5R8HL via SM1ALH            DU1/SM0MDG via SM0MDG      LY13H via LY2H
  7P8JW via N6JW              DX1HBC via DU1HBC          LY13J via LY3J
  9M2/R6AF/P via R6AF         EV85DOSAAF/2 via EW1WA     LY13Q via LY4Q
  9M6RHM via NI5DX            GB2HLS via M0HFC           LY13T via LY2QT
  A41PB via EB7DX             HG1DX via HA1XR            LY13W via LY3W
  BN100 via BM2JCC            HG2W via HA2QW             LY13X via LY3X
  CE6/F6DXE via F6DXE         HG3DX via HA1DAE           PT2ZXR via DJ0XR
  CE9/PA3EXX via VE3LYC       HG3IPA via HA3JB           R3/DL5EBE via DL5EBE
  CO8LY via EA7ADH (direct)   HG3X via HA3IN      UK8GK via RW6HS (direct only)
  CS7/PD0HNL via NL13565      HG4F via HA4FF             XE3TT via EA5KB
  DL1JAM via OZ4ADP           II7CL via IQ7MU            XT2RJA via K3QF

  QSL 4V1 via the QSL Manager N3OS.

  HH/PA5M QSL STATUS. "" reports that Michael, PA5M, states,
  "The HH2/PA5M QSL cards finally arrived from printer after the first
  lot got lost in the mail. All who have sent direct cards with sufficient
  postage will have their cards answered soon! All Bureau cards will be
  answered soon after."

  PIRATE ALERT (ZL9BS/ZL9BI). Phillip, ZL2TZE, would like to bring to the
  attention of the readers of OPDX News that this Pirate Station is active
  again on the CW section of 40 meters. This station has been heard over
  the last 2 or 3 weeks and is a Pirate .. 7008 to 7010 last worked
  14th Jan @ 1442z 7010.. Please report any activity or better capture a
  20 second MP3 audio file and post it to:
  Please do not send green stamps etc for QSL cards. Phillip states, "We
  need to catch this person so please help us out....73"

  RI1ANR QSL STATUS. Nick, RK1PWA, reports that after the termination of
  the DXpedition of the RI1ANR operation, he will begin mailing  QSL cards.
  Approximately in April-May of 2011.

  V31JZ QSLS. Please note that Art, NN7A, is the only QSL Manager for
  V31JZ. He states that "ONE" logbook for the year 1996 is not available
  but all other logbooks between 1989-2010 are available.

  PLEASE NOTE: Bob, W5KNE, has been getting questions about being the
  QSL Manager for the current VK9XN operation by a JA group. Bob states
  that he can only confirm QSOs for his 1992 VK9XN operation and NOT the
  JA group's operation.

  YJ0VK QSL STATUS. Chris, VK3QB, reports that QSL cards arrived January
  10th, from the printer. QSL Manager Allan, VK2CA, has confirmed that
  QSL requests are now being processed. For details visit the Web site
  Chris states, "The team apologizes for the lengthy delay in getting
  the cards together – it appears that there were problems with post
  and customs – but now they are on their way."

  I0MWI, SV2FPU/8, TC03W, VE3OI, VP9/WW3S and YO3JF

  PJ6A, PJ7/K1GI, PJ7E, PZ5T, S79K, VP9HE, YJ0HA, YJ0VK, Z21BB and ZD9AH


RW2, KALININGRAD. Members of the UA2 Contest Club will be active as
RW2F during the CQ 160-Meter CW Contest (January 28-30th) as a Multi-Op
entry. QSL via DK4VW.

SILENT KEY. It was reported that Sigrid, DL7CN, became a Silent Key (SK)
on December 24th, after a short illness. She together with Frank/DL7FT
(SK 2004) had some DXpeditions in the Pacific area. OPDX and its readers
would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends
of DL7CN.

SPECIAL EVENT (Ronald Reagan Centennial). Look for two amateur radio clubs
in California to activate special event stations in honor of the 100th
birthday of former President Ronald Reagan on February 6th.
* The Ventura County Amateur Radio Society will operate N6R from Thousand
   Oaks, California, from 1600z on Sunday, February 6th, through 0200z
   Monday, February 7th, and intermittently at other times on Saturday
   (February 5th) and Monday (February 7th). Suggested frequencies are
   (+/- QRM):
       CW  - 3545, 7045, 14045, 21045 and 28045 kHz
       SSB - 3820, 7260, 14255, 21320 and 28490 kHz
       * As well as local repeaters and FM simplex.
   More details are available at:
   E-mail scheduled requests for <>. QSL via N6ZE, w/SASE
   (no eQSL or LoTW).

* The Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club will operate W6R at various times
   and from various locations on Friday, February 4th through Monday,
   February 7th. Main operation will be on February 5th, from 0300-2100z.
   In addition, a rover operation from the Reagan ranch is scheduled on
   February 7th. For updates and QSL information, see the following Web
   page at:      

TC2011, TURKEY (Special Event). Look for special event station TC2011EWU
to be active during the 2011 World University Winter Games being held in
Erzurum, Turkey, between January 27th and February 6th. Members of the
Turkish Radio Club Station (TRAC Bursa Subesi - YM3KB) will be active on
all bands using CW, SSB, PSK and ROS. Station's scheduled activity on
bands, frequencies and modes, will be available online at:!/profile.php?id=100001715248764
QSL via the address on or by the Bureau.

V2, ANTIGUA. Operators Dave/W9DR, Dave/K9UK and Tom/W9AEB will operate
holiday style from Antigua (NA-100, Grid Square FK97BD) between June
14-28th. Look for W9DR to be active as V25DR and concentrate on 6 meters
SSB/CW on 50.115 MHz. Look for K9UK to be active as V25DD and W9AEB as
V25TP and operate on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB  and PSK31. Additional
information will be available on the TBA Web site. QSL via their home

VISALIA DX CONVENTION (IOTA Dinner Banquet). The 16th annual "Islands
On The Air" (IOTA) Dinner will be held in conjunction with the 62th
annual Visalia International DX Convention on Friday, April 15th, in
the Plaza Room of the Holiday Inn Hotel, 9000 W. Airport Drive, Visalia,
CA. Program will be presented by Martin/G3ZAY, Dominic/M0BLP and Mike/K9AJ.
For further information contact N6VR at:

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS. Karol, G0UNU (ex-ZD8KR), will be active as VP5/G0UNU
from Grand Turk (NA-003) between January 31st and February 6th. Activity
will be holiday style (because he is on a tour group). Operations will
be on 40-10 meters between 1200-1400z, and possibly other times. He will
use a TS-480 and a vertical antenna near the edge of the ocean. QSL via
his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. No eQSL.

VP8O, SOUTH ORKNEY ISLANDS. Members of the Microlight Penguins departed
Ushuaia, Argentina, on board the "RV Braveheart" on Friday, January 21st,
to head to South Orkney Islands (AN-008). If all goes well, VP8ORK should
be active between January 27th and February 8th. They expect to be on the
air with 7 stations on all HF bands 160-10 meters using SSB, CW and RTTY.
Suggested frequencies are:
CW   - 1826.5, 3504, 7004, 10104, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
SSB  - 3799, 7078, 14200, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28475 kHz
RTTY - 7040, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080 and 28080 kHz
If you want a QSL card, there are three ways available to receive one:
OQRS direct (on the VP8O Web page), OQRS Bureau (on the VP8O Web page)
and direct by mail via VE3XN [w/SASE/Green Stamps/IRC(s)]. For more
details and updates, visit the VP8O Web page at:
By the way, real-time news is now available at:

XT, BURKINA FASO. Jon, K3QF, is now active as XT2RJA from Ouagadougou
for the next few weeks. QSNs show that he has been on 40/30/20/17/15
meters using CW, RTTY and PSK. There is a report that he will also try
to be on other bands too, including 160m. QSL via K3QF.

YE1, INDONESIA. Operators Yon/YB1CCF, Gus/YB1ALL, Nyoman/YB1NWP, Terry/
YC1KAF, Jo/YC0LOW, Danu/YD1GCL and Joz/YD1JZ will be active as YE1C
during the CQ 160-Meter CW Contest (January 28-30th) as a Multi-Single
entry. QSL YE1C to: West Java DX Association, PO. Box 1042, Bandung,
40010 Indonesia. Visit their Web page at:

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