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DX Bulletin No. 962
June 7, 2010
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
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DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 30th-May, through Sunday, 6th-June there were 213 countries
active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3C, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H,
9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6,
CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6,
EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR,
FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR,
HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, 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, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU,
SV, SV5, SV9, T30, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU,
UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VP2E, VP2V, VP5,
VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU,
YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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).
3C9B AND 3C0C DXPEDITION. By the time you read this, the Bioko Island
(AF-010) operation should be over or coming to an end. Operators Elmo/
EA5BYP (SSB and RTTY) and Javi/EA5KM (CW and SSB) are expected to be
active as 3C0C from Annobon Island (AF-039) between June 8-20th). Activity
will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, with an emphasis on the
lower bands and CW. They will try to have two stations on the air, but
remember that they are only two operators, so please be patient. For
more details and updates on the 3C0C DXpedition, visit their Web page
4J0, AZERBAIJAN (WFF Op). A team of operators from Azerbaijan will be
active as 4J0WFF from Absheron Reserve (WFF 4JFF-018) and/or "Gala"
Reserve (WFF 4JFF-022), depending on local conditions. Both are for a
first time new one between June 11-14th. The group plans to participate
in the WFF Green Day event (June 12-13th), as well. Activity will be on
40-10 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and PSK.
Their equipment and antennas are mainly homemade:
Diamond CP-6 – WFF Fund donated, tnx! Rig – UW3DI – homemade
Triangle 40m - homemade PA-200 W - homemade
Inverted-V, WARC - homemade PS-1000 W - homemade
Members of the team are: Natig/4J5T (Team Leader), Boris/4K4K (CW),
Serge/4J5A (CW), Igor/4K6OF (Digi) and Alex/4J6WMF (SSB and E-Logger).
QSL direct via 4J5T (the printing promised by WFF Fund).
5J0, SAN ANDRES ISLAND (Update/6m Op). Just a reminder that Dennis, K7BV,
will once again activate San Andres Island (NA-033, ARLHS SAP-002, WLOTA
2990, WW Loc. EK92DM) between June 9-23rd, as 5J0BV. This will be his
third time in activating HK0-land on 6 meters. He was there during the
"Es seasons" in 2008 and 2009, but he has mixed feelings about the
operations and propagation. He hopes that "third time is a charm", and
plans to use his new M2 6M8GJ 8 element 42' boom yagi and KW amplifier.
Dennis is sure that he will be able to add many more of the deserving in
the log for this DXCC entity. Visit his Web page at:
7Q, MALAWI. Barrie, G4AHK, is now active as 7Q7BJ from Nkhotakota until
June 22nd. Announced activity will be on 160/80/40 meters. He was spotted
this past week on 17 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
A3, TONGA (Update). Paul, A35A/A35RK, informs OPDX that David Lee, W6ZL/
A35KL, has cancelled his current A35KL operation. David has decided to
leave Tonga tonight (June 2nd), and return to California. His guesthouse
room was burglarized last weekend, and he says that he can't solve
"logistical problems" in Nuku'alofa. Dave said that he may be back in
Tonga for the CQWW, later this year.
C5, GAMBIA. Operators Arliss/W7XU, his XYL Holly/N0QJM, Ed/W0SD and his
XYL Edith/W0OE are headed to The Gambia between June 26th and July 5th,
for the 6 meter sporadic E DXpedition season. The callsign requested for
is C5E, which they will pick up when they arrive. Their primary focus will
be 6 meters on 50.103 MHz. They will have a beacon on during all sporadic
E hours listening for stations calling. When there is an opening, please
call as directed. Their location will be at Cape Point and they are right
on the ocean. There will be some HF SSB/CW operations planned for late
night non-Sporadic E hours. There is also RTTY operations planned con-
currently with the six meter operations on 17 and 20 meters. The Grid
Square will be IK13ql. Ed states, "We do not need your grid square. We
have lost many contacts in the past on six meters as signals have faded
out before we get a report, so it is very wise to concentrate on sending
'JUST' our signal report rather than grid square!" QSL via W7XU.
CT3, MADEIRA ISLANDS. Members of the Portuguese DX Group (CS1GDX) will
be active as CT3/CS1GDX (AF-014, DIP MA-001, WLOTA LH-0053, DPRN FF-101)
between July 10-13th. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. QSL
via GPDX (CS1GDX), by eQSL, by the Bureau or direct.
E4, PALESTINE (Update). By the time you read this, the E4X operation will
be starting to tear down and will go QRT. On their Web page it states,
"Tomorrow, Monday June 7th, E4X will go QRT at 05:00 UTC. E4X team hopes
that you enjoyed our operation as much as we did from here. From Bethlehem,
THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY !!!" Just before print time, the E4X log shows the
following statistics (on June 6th @ 16:14z):
75,567 QSO in E4X Database 38,994 CW QSOs
21,991 Unique Callsigns 27,028 SSB QSOs
164 DXCC Entities 9,545 RTTY QSOs
38 CQ Zones K, I & DL Top Three Countries
QSL via EA5RM: Antonio Gonzalez, P.O. Box 930, E-03200 Elche, SPAIN.
For more info, visit the E4X Web page at:
FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY. Kurt, DL1DA, will be active as FJ/DL1DA from Saint
Barthelemy Island (NA-146, DIFO FJ-001. It also counts for WLOTA LH-0377)
between June 8-20th. Activity will mostly be on 40-6 meters using CW
and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign.
II2, ITALY (Special Event). Look for special event station II2MAL to be
on the air until June 30th. Activity is to celebrate the 1st centenary of
the first flight at Malpensa Airport in Italy. A WAP reference number
(WAP-194) has been issued for this event. QSL via IW2MNO.
AF-019. Flavio, IW2NEF, will be active as IW2NEF/IG9 from Lampedusa
Island (African Italy) between July 18-31st. Activity will be
holiday style on 40-6 meters using 100w max power. He plans
to participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). QSL
via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
AS-043. Ichy, JH7IPR, will be active as JH7IPR/1 from Hachijo-Island
beginning on June 26th. Watch 7021 kHz at 1100z on that date.
His length of stay is not known. This is a fairly rare JCG.
Activity will be on HF and 6 meters.
EU-020. Eric, SM1TDE, will be active as SA1A from Gotland Island
(WLOTA LH-2969) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th)
as a Single-Op/Island Fixed/All-Bands/24hr entry. QSL via
SM1TDE, by the Bureau or direct. Visit his Web site at:
EU-040. Members of Algarve STAR DX Team (CT1EHX, CT1GFK, CT1GPQ,
and CT1IUA) and Oeste DX Gang (CT1APE, CT1FMX, CT2JMW and
CU3HY) will be active from Berlenga Island between June
10-13th. Activity will be on all bands and modes using 4
stations on the air, if possible. Callsign will be CQ7OA.
QSL via CT1FMX. For more info and updates, see:
EU-043. Bernd, DL8AAV, will be active as SD1B/6 from Orust Island
between June 12-25th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL
via his home callsign.
NA-110. Operators Dragan/K0AP and Vlado/N3CZ will be active from Fripp
Island, South Carolina, as homecall/4 between July 3–10th.
Activity will be holiday style on 80-6 meters using mainly CW
and SSB, with a possibility of RTTY and PSK. QSL via their
homecalls, by the Bureau or direct.
NA-136. Members of the Stamford Amateur Radio Association will activate
Sheffield Island as W1EE/P on Sunday, June 13th. Team leader
and QSL Manager is Adam, W1ASB. Look for more info on QRZ.com.
OC-295. Operators John/9M6XRO and Steve/9M6DXX visited Sebatik Island
this past week and hoped to operate but were unable to operate
this time. Actually, their visit was in preparation for a
possible DXpedition later in the year (in September) to
activate this rare IOTA. IOTA OC-295 has only been activated
once before, (9M4SEB) in July 2006, and remains high up on
the IOTA's "Most Wanted" list. Look for more details to be
SA-041. (Update) Ciro (Xavier), PY7ZY, informs OPDX that Andre, PY0FF,
had to drop out of the upcoming SA-041 and SA-016 operation
(see OPDX.961) due to surgery (to drain his right lung) and
he is now in the middle of the recovery. The team members will
miss him. They are currently looking for a possible substitute
operator. LAST MINUTE UPDATE: For the SA-016 operation, Luke,
PT7WA, has joined the team in Sao Luis on June 15th.
JW, SVALBARD. Roar, LA1EOA, will be active as JW1EOA from Longyearbyen,
Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WLOTA 0125), between June 10-15th. Activity
will be on the HF bands using SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
JW, SVALBARD. Toshi, JA8BMK, will be active as JW/JA8BMK from Svalbard
Island (EU-026) between July 1-11th. Activity will be on 20-6 meters
using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the
Bureau. ADDED NOTE: Toshi will be attending the Friedrichshafen Hamfest
before going to JW-land between June 25-27th.
K8CX's 2010 DAYTON HAMVENTION PHOTO GALLERY. Tom's, K8CX, 2010 Dayton
Photo Gallery is now up at: http://hamgallery.com/dayton2010/
This is Tom's 14th consecutive year for the gallery, and it contains 317
photos taken at Crowne Plaza at various events and hospitality suites.
KH2/NH2, GUAM. Dave, N2NL, will be returning to Guam (OC-026) on June
17th, for three years. He will be active (outside of contests) as KH2/N2NL
and during contests as NH2T. Look for him in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
24-25th) as NH2T and CW only. QSL via LoTW or via W2YC.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (For June 7-13th)....
Jun 7 AN SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS
Jun 8 AN --------------------
Jun 9 AN BN - Below Normal
Jun 10 AN AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
Jun 11 AN LN - Low Normal
Jun 12 AN HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
Jun 13 AN DIS - Disturbed
VDIS - Very Disturbed
QUIET - The "A" index is expected to be between
0-7 and the "K" index will be 2 or less
UNSETTLED - The "A" index is expected to be between
7-16 and "K" index will be 3 or less
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Icko, JA1BPA, will be active as KP2/JA1BPA
between June 12-13th. Activity will take place for the WFF Green Day
(WFF KFF-066, IOTA NA-106) and will be on all HF bands including the
WARC bands. QSLs will be sent automatically via the Bureau (GlobalQSL)
OFFICERS ELECTED FOR 2010-2011. Members of the Southwest Ohio DX Associ-
ation (SWODXA) are proud to announce their recently elected officers for
2010-2011: Don DuBon, N6JRL - President
Dave Kalter, KB8OCP - Vice President
Joe Pater, W8GEX - Secretary
Kirk Swallow, W8QID - Treasurer
ADDED NOTE: Don wants to thank everyone who attended the DX Dinner
during Hamvention. It was their 25th dinner and another sold out
event. It was a great opportunity to meet and talk with DXers from
around the world. They especially want to thank all of their door
prize sponsors. They are looking forward to seeing all of you again
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-Infos from DB0SDX: May 30th and June 6th
3Z0MOST via SP9PTA GB4EPC via MM0DFV LZ5R via LZ1YQ
3Z100ZHP via SP9ZBC GB8EPC via MM0DFV MJ/W1NN via W1NN
3Z29FPH via SP5ZGO GD/SM5BFJ via SM5BFJ MN0EPC via MM0DFV
4L1BR via DL2RMG GM4AFF via M0CMK OG0I via OH2TA
5B/LZ2HM via LZ2HM HA5AZZ via 9A3JB OG0Z via W0MM
5B4AHS via RA3AUU HB0/DH6CAX/P via DH6CAX OG4X via OH1MA
9A/DJ2FR via DJ2FR HB0/DL2MIJ via DL2MIJ OG6G via OH6BG
9A/PH2A via PH2A HB0/OK6DJ/P via OK1DRQ OH0/SK3SN via SM3KIF
9A0WFF via 9A6AA HF14LED via SP2ZAO OK8WFF/P via DF6EX
A61BK via NI5DX HF200ICP via SP4ICP PT7/PY1NX via PY1NX
A61Q via EA7FTR HF600KW via SP3OZW PA30EPC via PA3GWH
A71BU via NI5DX HG60VOTT via HA-Bureau PI4IPA via PA9LUC
AO5SUB via EA5YU HG7DANUBE via HA7VY PJ2/N4QQ via N4QQ
CO3CJ via EB7DX HK1A via EA5KV PJ4/K4BAI via K4BAI
CQ3L via DJ6QT HK1KYR via EA5KB R90K via RN1NU
CT9/DJ7JC via DJ7JC IF9/I2ADN via I2ADN R900DM via RX1CQ
CT9/DJ9IE via DJ9IE II1IAFZ via IZ4BQV SC3N via EA8CN
CT9/DL3QQ via DL3QQ II1ICS via I1SAF SK3JR via SM3CVM
CT9/PA0BWL via PA0BWL II1IGG via I2AZ SM0Q via SM0OGQ
CU2KG via OH2BH II3RDP via IZ3JHP SM3C via SM5CCT
CX4AAJ via EB7DX II7M via IK7JWY SN2M via SP2XF
DL0EPC via DL1BBO II7MNR via IZ7NLL SP100ZKX via SP8ZKX
EA4/DH1TW via DH1TW IL3T via IQ3SD SV5/DJ5AA/P via DJ5AA
EA8/DL3GCS via DL3GCS IR1SMG/3 via IZ1GJK SN50SCP via SP9PSJ
EF5K via EA5KB JT0YAB via UA9YAB SV8/HA0HW via HA0HW
EG1EPC via EA1UY JT0YPS via UA9YPS SV9/OE6YRG via OE6YRG
EG2EPC via EC2AMN JT0YW via RW9YW SX1L via DL1JCZ
EG5FAS via EA5CQ JW/W2NAF via W2NAF T6MB via SP8UFB
EG5EPC via EA5FL KL5DX via N5XZ TA7/AC2DM via RW3GU
EA9EU via EA5KB KP2/K3TEJ via K3TEJ TF/F5UFX via F5UFX
EG9OGH via EA9CE LA/DL2NUD via DL2NUD TK/DL8UW via DL8UW
EH8DDC via EA8RKL LA/OH9TT via OH9TT TK9E via IZ2GLU
EM90AIK via UR5AW LA/SP7VC via SP7VC TM24H via F6KFI
ER4DX via RA4LW LX/ON6WR via ON6WR TM6GAL via F6KOV
FH8ND via F1OKV LY9Y via LY2CY TM66SME via F6IPS
UD3D via RK3DZH YL0Y via YL2GQT
UV5U via UX1UA YL5T via YL3DQ
UX5D via UT7DK YQ5Q via YO5KIP
V5/DH8AF via DH8AF YQ9W via YO9WF
VE3PUX/VY2 via VE3PUX YR60KPA via YO3KPA
VK7GK via DL8NU YR8I via YO8BIG
XE1RP via XE1RBV ZS1REC via W2ARP
XR200R via CE1KR
QSL 3V8CB via YT3W. This is for activity during the CQWW WPX CW Contest
Effective immediately, Buzz, NI5DX, is the QSL Manager for Khalid,
A41OO. QSL cards will need to be designed and printed and logs trans-
ferred. It will be 6-8 weeks before the new cards are at NI5DX's QTH.
It is hoped that A41OO may be able to ship some of his current cards
for Buzz to use until the new cards arrive, but this is not certain.
John, W2YR/HS0ZDJ, spent 6 months this past year in Thailand and
operated during the CW WPX SSB Contest from a location near Bangkok
and an IOTA DXpedition to Chang Island (AS-125) with a group of other
Thai licensed operators. While on their short four day island stay,
they made about 5300 contacts. Winit, HS1CKC, is the QSL Manager for
all E20AS operations. QSL cards should be directed to him with sufficient
return postage. John states that he has set up an "inter-active" log
book with minimal information at the following Web site at:
K4M OQSL System GOING QRT. Due to the lack of use, the K4M Midway 2009
team will discontinue the Online QSL Service (OQSL) on June 15th, 2010.
All requests received through that date will be processed. The usual
traditional mail and Bureau requests will continue. Direct cards may
be sent to: Midway 2009, Box 333, Bethlehem, Georgia 30620-9989.
TM0B via F6ANA, direct or by the Bureau. Activity (May 21-27th) was
from Brehat Island (IOTA EU-074, DIFM MA-012, EPC 11091 and FR21).
Over 10300 QSOs are in the log. The log is available online at:
QSL MANAGER Bill Horner, VK4FW, has announced that he now has a new
E-mail address. It is: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW QSL MANAGER. As of January 2010, the new QSL Manager for Raoul,
ZS1REC is Robert, W2ARP.
QSLS VIA LoTW: 5C5W, 5W0OU, 5W0YA, 6W1RY, 6Y9V, B4TB, BD1BYV, BD1ISI,
CE3DNP, CN8KD, CW5W, CW6V, CX5UR, DL3EA, EA1BXX, EA1CS, EU7SA, F6HKM,
FO8RZ, HK1N, HK1NK, HK3O, HR2/NP3D, IO3N, IT9HLR, IW6DGJ, J7Y, KH0N,
LA5HE, LT2F, MD0CCE, ON7GB, RA4UF, SM3DMP, SP9FKQ, SQ2BNM, SV3AQR,
T77C, V31CW, V31MU, VP2MDG, VP5H, XE1GK, XR3A, YN2EA, YO3APJ, YV200D,
ZK3OU, ZK3YA and ZP6CW
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4N1DXXE, 4L8A, 4U64UN, 5K4T, 5W0OU, 6V7L,
6Y7J, 7P8BA, 8R1RPN, BX5AA, EH6SA, EN80AL, EU3AR, EY8MM, FG/F5IRO,
FG/F6AUS, FG5LA, GW3YDX, HK3W, HR9/WQ7R, OL9HQ, P29VEK, SN3A, SU9HP,
T40C, T77C, V21ZG, V88/DL7JAN, VP5JM, XU7AFU, YN2DD, YN2Z, YS1G,
YS4/K3WT, ZK3OU and ZL7J
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: VP6DX
R1MV, MALYJ VYSOTSKIJ ISLAND (NEW AGREEMENT SIGNED!). A press release
from Jarmo, OH2BN, dated June 5th, states: On May 27, 2010, an agreement
on the lease of the Russian part of the Saimaa Canal zone to Finland was
signed in Lappeenranta, Finland, by the Prime Ministers of the Republic
of Finland and the Russian Federation. The new 50 year agreement supersedes
the initial lease of 1963 which is due to expire in 2013. The new lease
no longer includes Malyj Vysotskij Island, the present R1MV DXCC entity.
The coming into effect of the agreement is subject to ratification
by the parliament of Finland and the Russian duma later this year.
SPECIAL EVENT (6m Op). Andy, N8OFS, will once again be active as N8OFS/p
"portable caboose" from Jefferson, Ohio, during the ARRL June VHF Contest
(June 12-14th). Activity counts for "Railroad Depots On The Air" (RRDOTA)
for the Ashtabula Carson & Jefferson Railway (AC&J) reference number
OH-0001. Grid Locator is EN91OR. This operation also is celebrating
AC&J Railroads 26th anniversary. Andy will use a Kenwood TS-60 with 90W
and a PAR OA-50 Loop antenna at around 30 ft. He will use only one
frequency, 50.225 MHz USB, between 1800-2200z on both days. QSL via
eQSL (preferred) or direct to Andy's address listed on QRZ.com. ADDED
NOTES: Andy will also be active during the CQWW VHF Contest (July 17-18th).
Frequencies mentioned during this activity are 52.525 MHz FM locked,
or 52.490 MHz FM if the band goes nuts. For more details about the
railroad, visit the Web page at: http://www.acjrscenic.net/history.htm
T30, WESTERN KIRIBATI (Update). Haru, JA1XGI/W8XGI, is now active as
T30XG until June 9th. His activity has been mainly on 30/20/17 meters,
using CW and the Digital modes. QSL via JA1XGI, direct or by the Bureau.
His Web page is available at: http://island.geocities.jp/t30xg
He also is on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/T30XG
V6, MICRONESIA. Miki, JJ2CJB, will be active as V63CJB from the Blue Lagoon
Resort on Chuuk Island (OC-011) in the Federated States of Micronesia
between October 29th and November 2nd. His operations will be mainly
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st). However, Miki informed
OPDX that activity outside of the contest will be holiday style on
75/40/20/15/10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW or to his home
callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
VE7, CANADA (Special Event). Members of the Nanaimo Amateur Radio Associ-
ation (VE7NA) will host a 24 hour special events
station, VE7TUB, beginning on July 24th. Activity is to commemorate the
annual running of the "World Championship Bathtub Race" to be held on
July 25th, in Nanaimo, British Columbia. A special commemorative sized
QSL certificate is available (see Web page). For more information on the
"World Championship Bathtub Race", visit the Web page at:
For more information on special event station VE7TUB, visit the Web page
VK100, AUSTRALIA (Special Event). Luke, VK3HJ, will be activating special
event station VK100WIA on behalf of his club, the Midland Amateur Radio
Club, between June 7-9th. Activity is to celebrate the Centenary of the
Wireless Institute of Australia. Activity will be on CW, as well as SSB
and RTTY/PSK. Expected operating times are between 0200-1400z, or later
if propagation offers. Please refer to QRZ.com for further details. The
special callsign will be activated in three day blocks by participating
radio clubs until the end of October. There is a Centenary Award offered;
see details on the Web site.
VP2M, MONTSERRAT. Just a reminder that John, KB4CRT, will once again be
active as VP2MRT from Gingerbread Hill, St. Peters Parish, Montserrat
(NA-103, WLOTA 1475, WW Loc. FK86VS) between June 9-19th. Activity will
be on 40-2 meters using CW, SSB, possibly PSK, and the June VHF Contest.
He states that he will be running 100w, QRP 5w, HFpack 5w or 10w. QSL via
KB4CRT, direct (w/SASE or DX 2GS). LoTW is "OK". His E-mail address for
skeds operations via: email@example.com
ZA, ALBANIA (Update). Chris, HG5XA, will be active as ZA/HA5X from the
town of Orikum and a beach on the Bay of Vlora between June 10-24th.
Activity will be holiday style, but he plans to activate some lighthouses
and/or WFF locations. Please listen to the operator's comments for possible
Lighthouse and WFF references, if any. Chris will also focus on some 6
meters and portable battery operations. Also, please remember that this
is not a DXpedition, but a family holiday with his XYL Marta, ZA/HA9WM,
and twin 5 year old daughters. Operating times will be limited and of
lower priority. Chris has now also secured the necessary military and PTT
permission to visit and operate from Sazan Island (IOTA EU-169) during
this timeframe and will be using the callsign ZA0/HA5X. Exact date(s)
for activating Sazan Island is dependent upon several factors, including
weather and family program. Therefore, Chris will try to announce plans
of activity on the air or possibly via his Web page. During this mini
DXpedition, he will attempt to find electricity or a generator, but if
that fails, he will reduce his power and be active as long as he can on
battery power. QSL via LoTW and eQSL. If possible, please DO NOT send
QSL cards. Paper QSLs will be available both direct and by the Bureau
using the OQRS (Online QSL Request System) to be launched and announced
later. Bureau cards will be sent out using GlobalQSL. The Web site for
the ZA/HA5X DXpedition is at: http://za.ha5x.hu
ZS8M, MARION ISLAND (Update). Pierre, ZS8M, on Marion Island (AF-021),
was mainly active on 20 and 17 meters this past week. Best times to
watch are between 0630-0930z and 1230-1530z. Frequencies he has been
on are: 14240, 14245, 18132 and 18140 kHz. QSL Manager is Dirk, ZS1X.
See QRZ.com for details.