The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 942
January 11, 2010
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, AA1M, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q, NG3K & ADXO, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4GN, N4II, KH6BZF, KL7JR, N7NG, N7UN, AA8LL, K8DD, K8YSE, W8AV, 4J5T, AT Inter- national, CT1IUA, DL3APO, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DX World of Ham Radio Web Site, G3RWF, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK8VRH, OH2BN, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PA2NJC, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, TA0U, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), VK4AN and ZL2AL for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 3rd-January, through Sunday, 10th-January there were 209 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5N, 5R, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FW, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, JA, 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, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V8, VE, VK, VK9W, VP5, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
5B, CYPRUS (Early announcements). Zoli, HA5PP, will once again be active as 5B/HA5PP during both the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) and CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (TBD) entry. QSL via HA5PP.
5X, UGANDA. Nick, G3RWF, will once again be active as 5X1NH from Fort Portal in western Uganda, and will be there between January 21st and March 20th. He informs OPDX that he is doing voluntary work there, so his activity is usually outside the work hours. Nick states that he has worked nearly 40,000 QSOs in his previous visits in 2008 and 2009. 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.
5Z, KENYA (Update/Date Change). Anthonio, IK8VRH, informs OPDX that the dates have been changed for their Dxpedition to Kenya. Operators Enrico/ 5Z4ES, Francesco/IK8TEO, Antonio/IK8UHA and Anthonio/IK8VRH are planning to be in Kenya and activate two IOTA islands between February 12-25th. Callsign will be 5Z0H (IK8VRH informs OPDX that this will be the only time [first time] the 5Z0 prefix will be used), and islands mentioned are
Lamu Island (AF-040) and Wasini Island (AF-067). Activity will be on all bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. The group will also be in the ARRL Inter- national DX CW Contest (February 20-21st). QSL via LoTW, by the Bureau or direct to IK8VRH: P.O. Box 173, I-80016 Marano (NA), Italy. Visit the 5Z4H Web page at: http://www.ddxc.it/
7P, LESOTHO. Art, ZS6BQI, will be active as 7P8BA from Maseru between January 14-18th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters mainly on the CW and Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign (QRZ.com).
8Q, MALDIVES. Tom, PF4T, will be active as 8Q7TB from Embudu between June 5 – 25th. Activity will be on 40 and 20 meters using SSB, RTTY and BPSK31. He will also try 17/15/10 meters. Tom states, "Working conditions will be very simple consisting of 100 watts PEP from an Yaesu FT897d transceiver. The antenna will be a Windom FD4 80-40-20-17-15-10 meters and an Inverted V G5RV 40-20 meters. The Inverted V will be 20m suspended from the top of the coconut palms approximately 10 meters from the sea." QSL via PF4T direct for a quick reply or by the Bureau via PA0LEY or PF4T. Visit his Web page
9M, EAST MALAYSIA. Members of a newly formed DX group called "The North Borneo Worldwide DXers" (NBWDX) with operators from East Malaysia, West Malaysia and Brunei, will activate Crocker Range Mountains for the first time ever on January 16th and 17th. The altitude of the operation will be near 6000 feet ASL with temperatures expected to be very cold (almost or close to freezing). Operations will be situated at a remote interior
of Sabah (just a two hour drive about 90km away from the bustling city of Kota Kinabalu). It is within the National Park Nature reserves area. This multi-national team made up of Borneo Amateur Radio Club (BARC), Sabah Amateur Radio Society (SARS), as well as a number of hams enthusiast and SWLs, will use the callsign 9M4STA. Activity is expected to be a multi- band and multi-mode operation. QSL Manager will be Buzz, NI5DX.
C6, BAHAMAS. Tom, N1GN, will once again be active as C6ANM from Nassau (NA-001) between now and April. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. He plans to be an entry in the CW and SSB parts of the CQ 160m Contests and the ARRL DX SSB Contest. QSLs are preferred via LoTW or direct to his QSL Manager Patricia, WA2IYO.
CU2. AZORES (QRV on Low Bands). A group of Finnish DXers will put the Azores on 160m and above with new vertical and beverage antennas starting January 16th. The activity will include the CQWW 160M CW Contest (January 29-31st), the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 20-21st) and the ARRL International DX Phone Contest (March 6-7th), using the callsign CR2X. Group members are: Ilmo/OH2BO, Pertti/OH2PM, Ville/OH2MM, Martti/OH2BH (CU2KG) and Juha/OH8NC (CU2KH). There will also be some activity before
and after the contests. Additionally, Jose/CU2CE and Francisco/CU2DX and others are due to take part in CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th). QSL CR2X/CU2KG via OH2BH, CU2KH via OH8NC.
D2, ANGOLA. Vasiliy, D2QMN, continues to be quite active on 20 meters PSK usually after 0500z and other various times. There has been a report that he is now active on 80m after building a new antenna. OPDX has not seen any QSNs listed on the DXClusters yet, but keep looking. QSL via RZ3EC.
D2, ANGOLA. QSL Manager Mike, CT1IUA, reports that he now has the hand written logs from Paulo, D2CQ (aka CT1ITZ), and is putting them in the PC log. He will then start to reply on all direct cards. Mike adds, "For those who haven't work D2CQ yet, Paulo will be back in Angola, in February 2010, and this time he is taking his 5 band beam antenna! He is going to work in Angola for the next few years, so there will be plenty of time
to work him." For updates, visit: http://algarvedx.com/ct1iua
E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Also North Cook). Richard, AD7AF, will once again be active E51WWA from Muri Beach on Rarotonga (OC-013) between January 12th and into the third week of February. Activity will be 40-15 meters using mainly CW. SSB and the Digital modes will be used as propagation conditions allow. Also, 80 and 10 meters will be used if conditions are favorable. He will use a K3 operating barefoot into a vertical and wire antennas. QSL via AD7AF. PLEASE NOTE: E51WWA was last active in the South Cook Islands between January 27th-February 23rd, 2008. Activity from February 9-20th,
2008, E51WWA was active on Mauke (OC-083), South Cooks. All other activity was from Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cooks. LAST MINUTE UPDATE. Richard will also be active from Manihiki (OC-014), North Cook Islands between February 3-15th. His callsign is to be determined.
EF8, CANARY ISLANDS. Val, RD3AF, will be active as EF8M from Santa Maria de Guia, Las Palmas Gran Canaria (AF-004, DIE S-005, WLOTA L 0969), during the CQ 160-Meter CW Contest (January 29-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ High-Power entry. QSL via UA3DX.
EL, LIBERIA. Chris, ZS6RI (aka-ZS8IR, ZD9IR, 5H9IR), is once again back in Liberia for one month as of January 2nd. His callsign is EL8RI. Activity will be mainly CW on 30 meters, but also on 20m from time to time running 100 watts. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW.
FO/A, AUSTRAL ISLANDS (Update). Peter, DL3APO, informs OPDX that all preparations are going well for the upcoming Raivavae (OC-114, DIFO FO-122, WLOTA L-2581) operation in the Austral Islands group. He states that the first day of operation will be January 18th, and the last February 5th. German operators are Wulf/DL1AWI, Peter/DL3APO and Mat/DL5XU. They will be active as FO/DL1AWI, FO/DL3APO and FO/DL5XU. Their focus
will be mainly the lower bands 160-30 meters but will work some higher bands on SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau. They will also have an online log available (via SAT-Phone, no Internet is available at this small island) and some news/pictures at: http://www.df3cb.com/logsearch/cgcg/logsearch.php --and/or--
HP9, PANAMA. Rene, HP1DCP, will be active as HP1DCP/HP9 from the HP9 zone (Los Santos Province) during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 20-21st) as a low power entry. QSL via EA5KB.
NA-062. Wade, AA8LL, will be operating as AA8LL/4 from Key Largo, FL., between Janaury 15-19th. This also counts for the USI as FL049S. Activity will be holiday style, operating mostly CW and RTTY on 80-15 meters (IOTA frequencies) using 200w and wire antennas. QSL direct or by the Bureau via AA8LL. Logs will also go to the LoTW and eQSL.
NA-231. (Update/NEW RARE IOTA). As mentioned in OPDX.933, Cezar, VE3LYC, will attempt to activate East Pen Island, Nunavut, for three days during the period between March 26-31st. It was announced this past week that the Industry Canada issued
him the callsign VY0V to be used during this operation. East Pen Island is located in CQ Zone 4. Cezar would like to remind everyone that an earlier try he undertook with Ken/G3OCA in July 2007 was unsuccessful. The outcome of this new attempt will be determined by local conditions, weather and safety factors. Details from QRZ.com states: "For this trip Cezar has retained the services of two local guides. All the camping
gear will be loaded on sleds towed by snowmobiles. Under good weather conditions, the travel to the island should take around 10 hours. Radio equipment will be carefully packed to minimize the severe beating it will take during transportation. Since the sled has no struts, the uneven ground surface will make it jump up to 30/40 cm and land hardly. Inside the tent, con- densation will have to be eliminated before switching on the rig. Weather conditions are of concern. Outside temperature is expected to be at the time -20C or lower. The team could leave for the island in good weather, but the situation can change very rapidly up North. In less than an hour a blizzard could make the travel impossible. Out there they will have to put up the tent and wait for a change in weather before
continuing their journey. This is a rather difficult project, and although Cezar is fully committed to it, he wants to convey to everyone that it may have to be aborted if safety
concerns dictate it." At this time Cezar is looking for group and individual donors who understand and appreciate the nature of this difficult project and are willing to join in the
effort. Support for this project is welcome via PayPal at: http://email@example.com
QSL info is via direct (two options; see QRZ.com) and by the Bureau via VE3LYC.
JD1/O, OGASAWARA. Look for JM1YGG/JD1, JA2ZL/JD1, JD1BMV and JD1BNB to be active from Chichijima (AS-031) between February 6-14th. Activity will be on 80-12 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL JM1YGG/JD1 and JA2ZL/JD1 via their home callsign. QSL JD1BMV via JK1EBA and JD1BNB via JA3MCA. QSLs can be sent direct or by the Bureau.
J6, ST. LUCIA (Update). Members of the "Buddies in the Caribbean" DX- pedition group which specializes in 100 watt or less low power radios and the Buddipole portable antenna system is off again to a new DXpedition site on February 2-11th, 2010. This is an annual effort to demonstrate "ultra-lite" DXpeditioning into magnificent "vista" locations, operate a field portable battery-only radio with backpackable, lightweight antennas and most of all "have fun!" The nine operators from eight states mentioned are: Budd/W3FF, Chris/W6HFP, Scott/NE1RD, Dan/WZ1P, Steve/WG0AT, Mike/ KC4VG, Guy/N7UN, Paul/KB9AVO and Wey/K8EAB. The team negotiated with the amateur license regulatory process through the St. Lucia Telecom to receive their J6/homecall licenses in six weeks. In early February they intend to have 3 villa stations in operation on 160-15 meters and some
occasional operations on 10m and 6m, propagation permitting, using CW, SSB, and the Digital modes. At the same time, several teams will be battery-only field portable either at St. Lucia beaches or mountain tops. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or mail to operator's home callsign (SASE required).
For more details, see the following Web pages:
** Please note that this Web site has an on-line chat feature for
realtime dialog with the DXpedition team.
J7, DOMINICA. Seth, SM0XBI, will once again be active as J79XBI (while
on holiday) between now and until the end of March. Activity will be SSB
only on all bands. QSL via LoTW (preferred) or to his home callsign by the
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (For January 11-17th)....
Jan 11 AN SOLAR REFERENCE
Jan 12 AN ---------------
Jan 13 AN AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
Jan 14 AN HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
Jan 15 AN LN - Low Normal
Jan 16 AN
Jan 17 AN 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
NEW OFFICERS FOR 2010. Members of the South Florida DX Association elected
the following officers for 2010 during their January meeting:
President: Ed Callaway, N4II
Vice President: Bill Dzurilla, NZ5N
Secretary: Dave Novoa, W4DN
Treasurer: Bruce Phegley, W4OV
Director: Al Maslin, N3EA
Director: Don Search, W3AZD
Director: Jim Settle, KG4VPC
Director: Ray Smolenski, N4RU
Visit the club's Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/k4fk
PJ2, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES. NODXA member Goose, W8AV, will be on the Island of Curacao (SA-006, WLOTA LH-0942) from the PJ2T Signal Point station signing PJ2/W8AV, February 9-22nd. He plans to be on 160-10 meters using CW and RTTY. He will also be one of the PJ2T operators during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 20-21st) and possibly in the CQWW WPX RTTY Contest (February 13-14th), depending on the station maintenance work schedule.
PJ4, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES. Hennie, PE1MAE, will once again be active as PJ4/PE1MAE from Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) for a couple of months starting around January 10th until the middle half of March. Activity will be mainly SSB on 40 meters (around 7175 kHz) at 0000z. He will also be on 80 and 20 meters, possibly the other bands. Hennie will specifically be looking for PA and Europeon stations. He will only run 100 watts into a
Delta Loop antenna. QSL via PA2NJC, direct or by the Bureau.
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL ROUTE NEEDED. Goose, W8AV, is looking for a QSL route for the 1993 operation of TY8NG. If you can help him, please contact him at: http://us.mc366.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=W8AV@aol.com
PIRATE ALERT. Natig Gasimov, 4J5T, President of the Federation of Radio Sport of Azerbaijan, informs that the callsign 4K2JF/p, (4J-4K once used for Franz Jozef Land, but now allocated for Azerbaijan) appeared on the HAM bands, and has never been issued by the Ministry of Communications of Azerbaijan. Any activity under this callsign is to be considered illegal.
QSLS VIA LoTW: RK3RZM, RP3RQ, RP3RST, RP3RTK, RX3RXX, RP63RQ, RP63RTK,
RP64RTK, UA3R and ZY0T.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5W0KH, 8P9SS, 9L1NH, 9N7RB, AI5P/VK9N, C91LW, CU2A, CR2X, CU2X, EL8RI, FH/DJ7RJ, FK/AI5P, FK8CP, FO8RZ, FR5ZL, FR5ZQ/G, GW3YDX, H44MY, HC8GR, J28KO, JK2VOC/BA4TB, K8CC/C6A, KH8/N9YU, KP4AO, OH2BH, OJ0B, P29VCX, P29VLR, RX9FM, TO7RJ, TN5SN, TX5C, UP0L, V73NF, VK9XW, VP2MUM, VQ9JC, VY0O, YJ0PX, YN2GY, ZK2DL, ZL/AI5P and ZY0T
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: None reported this week!
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES BY YUKON JOHN! "Yukon John", KL7JR, informs OPDX this February he plans to be on air using the following special callsigns: February 6-10th - Look for "N7I" from Honolulu, HI, to celebrate the 16th anniversary of the U.S. Islands (USI) awards
program. Oahu Island is HI#008S. Activity will be on 20-10 meters SSB. QSL KL7JR.
February 18-22nd - Look for "XK1RST" (VY1RST) to be active from Destruction Bay, Yukon. Activity to celebrate the 2010 Canada Winter Olympics and also the Jacquot
Island activation (new one) between February 15-20th. Operations will be 80-10 meters SSB. QSL via VY1RST.
SV5, DODECANESE (EU-001). Willi, DJ7RJ, will once again be active from Kos Island as SV5/DJ7RJ between February 24th to March 17th. Activity will be on all HF bands, 160-6 meters (preferably on the low bands) using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
TC2010, TURKEY (Special Event). Members of the Turkish group called TCSWAT (TC Special Wireless Activity Team) will activate thirteen special callsigns with the TC2010 prefixes from several different locations throughout the calendar. Part of this activity is to celebrate "The European Capital of Culture" for the city of Istanbul, which is designated
by the European Union for one calendar year, and where the city can show- case its cultural life and development. Istanbul was one of the three cities designated for the 2010 title. Other special activities will include the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Sile Lighthouse, the World Basketball Championship, MLOTA (Marmara Lighthouse On The Air) and etc... TCSWAT will start its activities with the following callsigns to be activated between January 15-18th: TC2010CCE, TC2010CCA and TC2010CCI. For more detailed information on these special events and their relevant awards, please the following Web pages:
V2, ANTIGUA. Valeriy, VE3LFW, will be active as V26VP from Antigua (NA-100, WLOTA LH-1118) between January 15th and the middle of February. Activity will be on all bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
V3, BELIZE. Art, NN7A, will be active as V31JZ/p from Turneffe Islands (NA-123) between February 24th and March 3rd. Activity will be holiday style. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct to: Art Phillips, P.O. Box 73, Eckert, CO 81418 USA.
WIA CHANGE. Eddie DeYoung, VK4AN, WIA Awards Manager and Awards Committee Chairman, reports: "The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) AWARDS PROGRAM has been extensively revised. Please review the following link, then update your Web site and links to the WIA award program accordingly: http://www.wia.org.au/members/awards/about
Publicity via your Web page(s) would be appreciated."
XX9, MACAU. Georg, DK7LX, states that it has taken him about a year to plan an operation from here, but expects to be active as XX9TLX from Coloane Island (AS-075) Macau. Dates are yet to be confirmed. Activity will favor CW. Due to the local environment, he will not be able to erect huge antennas and will only use a light-weight radio with 100 watts. He will NOT operate on all bands, especially 160m. There will not be online logs. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
YASME EXCELLENCE AWARDS. "On January 8, 2008, The Directors of The Yasme Foundation announced the establishment of the Yasme Excellence Awards. The Directors stated that these awards would be given from time to time as the board feels appropriate. These awards are given for service and dedication to amateur radio as recognized by the foundation's Directors. Awards were later announced for the year 2007. No awards were given for 2008. The Yasme Foundation Board of Directors is now pleased to announce
the latest winners of the Yasme Excellence Awards. The Awards for 2009 have been given to the following amateurs --
Jamie Dupree/NS3T – For his creation of the Radiosport Web site (http://www.radio-sport.net/
). This takes contest reporting into a new genre - the sports reporter.
Jamie also created the Radio-Sport.Net World Rankings database that has been used by many contesters around the world. Radiosport.net is an important new forum for Amateur Radio operation.
Bob Bruninga/WB4APR – For the invention of APRS and the continuing enhancement of its capabilities. Recently, Bob has expanded the messaging ability of the system to allow sending information in support of emcomm and other activities. Since APRS doesn’t require the complexity of other systems such as Winlink, APRS is a valuable addition to the amateur's tool kit. Bob is a tireless, personal promoter and publicizer of amateur radio.
George Wallner/AA7JV and Tomi Pekarik/HA7RY (award divided equally) – In 2009, George and Tomi completed DXpeditions to Mellish Reef, VK9GMW and the Chesterfield Islands, TX3A. These expeditions represent a somewhat unique and refreshing approach to DXpeditioning. They show that a small group can exchange time for equipment and mega-funds and come out ahead. By focusing on fewer bands for a longer period, they have been able to log more unique calls from smaller stations. This brings more operators into the HF DX environment and encourages other expeditions to adopt these useful tactics.
Don Hill/AA5AU - Don has been a leader in RTTY contesting for many years. His persistent efforts have finally borne fruit as in recent years, RTTY/Digital contesting has grown at the fastest rate of any contest activity. His Web page (http://aa5au.com/rtty.html)
is the first stop for all RTTY contesters, and he is well-known as the "RTTY Elmer" in digital contest- ing circles.
Tursoon-Zadeh/EY8MM - Nodir has been a beacon from Central Asia on Topband as well as 6-Meters. Not only technically and operationally skilled, Nodir has worked to establish a QSL Bureau for Tajikistan and is the Vice President of the Amateur Radio Society of
Rich Strand/KL7RA - Rich was the driving force behind the highly successful W1AW/KL7 and KL5O operations, both of which highlighted a resurgence in Alaskan contesting and DX activity over the past couple of years. Rich works hard to promote operating standards and educate the new contest and DX operators about good operating practices. This is resulting in more Alaskan HF operation which also encourages beginning DXers elsewhere in North America.
For additional information about the Yasme Foundation, visit our Web site at www.yasme.org. On behalf of The Yasme Foundation, congratulations to the 2009 winners!"....
Wayne A. Mills, N7NG, President The Yasme Foundation Directors -- K3ZO, N7NG, N0AX, OH2BH, W6BSY, W6OAT, W6RGG, W6SZN YN2, NICARAGUA. Operators Stan/AC8W (YN2WW), Hank/K8DD (YN2DD), Jim/KB8TXZ (YN2TX) and Lee/N8LJ (YN2LJ) will be active for one week between February 16-25th. Their activity will include the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 20-21st) as a Multi-Single entry using the callsign YN2WW. Operators will be active on all bands before and after the contest. Look for: YN2DD on CW and RTTY 17m, YN2WW primarily on 30m, YN2LJ on the low bands CW and YN2TX on SSB. QSL
YN2DD and YN2WW via K8DD. QSL YN2TX via KB8TXZ and YN2LJ via K8ESQ.
ZL NEWS (Update - New Zealand DX Hall of Fame Members). Last week we reported that the 2010 New Zealand DX Hall of Fame inductees were the following: Dave A. Johnston/ZL1AMN, Aola B. Johnston/ZL1ALE and Dave Brown/ZL1HY (SK). There was an inquiry last week on who where the past recipients on the award and if there is a Web page available. Lee, ZL2AL, informs OPDX and its readers that a Web site is not yet available, but it will come in time. He adds that the award just started last year and
the first three to receive the award were:
#1 Roy Jackson/ZL4BO (SK a few months ago)
#2 Ron Wright/ZL1AMO
#3 Jock White/ZL2GX (SK)
Lee states, "This was the second year...... We are presenting plaques
like the CQ Hall of Fame to the living inductees and just a letter of
commendation to the SKs."