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Главная » 2010 » Февраль » 8 » Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 946
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 946
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 946
BID: $OPDX.946
February 8, 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, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, NJ1Q, NG3K & ADXO, AA4NC, N4AA & QRZ DX,N4XP, AA5AU, KH6BZF, N6VR, W7TSQ, AC8G, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), W8UVZ,
KK9A, W9DX, ND9M/VQ9JC, AT International, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DX World.Net, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3RAU, HP1AC, I1HYW,
I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWX, ON4EI, ON7GZ, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal
(MMMonVHF) and VK4FW for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 31st-January, through Sunday, 7th-February there were 222
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K,
9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/n, E7, EA,
EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FO/a, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA, HB, HB0,
HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HM, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA,
LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9,
T30, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9,
VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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).

1S/9M0/DX0/XV9, SPRATLY ISLANDS. Chris, VK3FY, is reportedly in the planning stages of a DXpedition to Spratly Islands to take place sometime
in January 2011. Callsign has not been issued yet. More details should be forthcoming.

2010 VISALIA IDXC IOTA DINNER. The 15th annual Islands On The Air (IOTA) Dinner will be held on Friday, April 16th, in the Plaza Room of the Holiday
Inn Hotel, 9000 W. Airport Drive, Visalia, CA 93277, Phone: 559 651-5000, in conjunction with the 61st annual Visalia International DX Convention.
See the DX Convention Web site for details on the Convention at:
This dinner is open to all who are interested or active in the IOTA program. If you do not desire dinner, you may sit and enjoy the IOTA
program following the dinner. The program agenda is as follows:     1730 - 1830 Doors open, socializing and eyeball QSOs
           (Drinks available on order)
    1830 - Dinner served, buffet style; Welcoming & Introductions
    1845 - IOTA Programs begin; IOTA Presentations TBD; Door prizes
    2200 - Closing
  The dinner will be served buffet style in the Birch Room at a cost of 30 USDs per person (service charge and tax included). The buffet menu will
contain entree choice of beef or chicken along with salad, vegetables, dinner rolls, dessert, and a beverage (coffee, ice water, or ice tea).
Vegetarian meal is available with two weeks notice. Wine and liquor can be purchased separately.
  Reservations are not required but they would like to know if you are attending. Please contact one of the two coordinators below. The buffet
service is for 60 persons and seating for 75 persons. Attendees will pay as they enter at the door with cash. We are offering advanced payment by
check (30 USDs per person) received at least two weeks prior to the dinner to N6VR's address below. Admission is free for those wishing to watch
the programs without dinner. Seating will be "first come, first seated".
  For additional information regarding this event, please contact:
       Ray Benny, N6VR                     Will Costello, WC6DX
       IOTA Dinner Coordinator             Phone: 831 375-8133
       Phone: 928 848-2158       
       462 South Reed Road,
       Chino Valley, AZ 86323
  As a note, the Holiday Inn has no rooms available. Check the SCDXC Web site for other motels. You may ask the SCDXC Convention coordinators if
they have any rooms reserved for foreign guests.

3B9, RODRIGUES ISLAND. John, G3LZQ, will be active as 3B9WR from Cotton Bay, Rodrigues Island (AF-017) between March 3rd and April 2nd. Activity
will be on all bands 160-10 meters, probably and mainly CW, but with a focus on the lower band (QRN permitting). Look for him to be in the RSGB's
73rd Commonwealth Contest (March 13-14th). QSL via his home callsign.

4L, GEORGIA. A team of Lithuanian and Georgian operators will activate 4L3A during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) as a Multi-? entry.
QSL via LY4A.

5C, MOROCCO. Alfredo, IK7JWX, and a team of operators will activate the city of Essaouira (ARLHS MOR-019) and Agadir, between March 16-23rd.
Operators mentioned (with callsigns) to be active are: Alfredo/IK7JWX (5C2J), Leo/I8LWL (5C2L), Simon/IZ7ATN (5C2SG), Ruggero/IK2PZC (5C2P),
AntoNello/IK2DUW (5C2W) and Michele/IK2GPQ (5C2Q). Activity will be on all HF bands and 6 meters, using CW, SSB, PSK31 and RTTY. QSL via their
home callsign.

9G, GHANA. Alan, G3XAQ, will once again  be active (possibly as 9G5XA) during March (specific dates not provided). He plans to be an entry in
the RSGB's 73rd Commonwealth Contest (March 13-14th) as a 12 hour category. Alan will use a K2 w/100 watts into an Inverted-L for 80m, Inverted-Vee
doublet for 40m and a Moxon beam for 20/15m. QSL via G3SWH.

ANTARCTIC ACTIVITY WEEK NEWS (PLEASE REMEMBER - Stations That Are Active May NOT Be In The Antarctic!) Just a reminder that the Worldwide Antarctic
Program's (WAP) 7th  Antarctic Activity Week (AAW) will take place between 0000z, February 22nd and 2400z, February 28th. The AAW is an unique world-
wide event where Hams are "celebrating and working to improve Worldwide interest around the Antarctic Continent and its related matters, to
understand and share what the Nations and Organizations are doing to study and protect this still non-contaminated corner of the world and share from
there, a message of peace world-wide." The following is a list of special callsigns which have been announced so far:
Special Callsign    WAP Ref.#  Operator(s) Callsign  QSL Info
----------------    ---------  --------------------  -------------
AO1ANT               WAP-180   EA1GHT, EA1HFM, EA1WX, EA1GHT
                                EC1KV, EA1CUB, EA1AUM,
                                EB1LA, EA1CS
AO6ANT               WAP-189   EA6DD, EA6AEZ          EA6AEZ
DA0ANT               WAP-128   DC2SF                  DC2SF
GB0ANT               WAP-72    M0OXO & G4RCG          M0OXO
HB9ICE               WAP-81    HB9BHY & Swissair      HB9BHY
                                Radio Club Team
IA0AAW               WAP-183   IW0HLE                 IW0HLE
IA0ANT               WAP-35    I0YKN                  I0YKN
II0AAW               WAP-179   IK0TRV                 IK0TRV
II0METEO             WAP-190  IK2IWU, IK1MDF, IK5DEZ, IK2IWU
                               IW2MNO, I1HYW, IZ8EWB
II0WAP               WAP-178   IZ0PSA                 IZ0PSA
II2ANT               WAP-30    I2JJR                  I2JJR
II3ANT               WAP-131   IZ3DBA                 IZ3DBA
II5ANT               WAP-25    IZ5BTC                 IZ5BTC
IP3ANT               WAP-187   IN3UFW                 IN3UFW
IR1ANT               WAP-02    I1HYW                  I1HYW
IR2WAP               WAP-130   IK2FIQ                 IK2FIQ
IU2ANT               WAP-52    IK2QPR                 IK2QPR
IU8ANT               WAP-44    I8QJU                  I8QJU
K4A                  WAP-73    K6EID                  K6EID
K4K                  WAP-176   K4MZU                  K4MZU
LZ07ANT              WAP-186   LZ3SM                  LZ3SM
N5T/ANT              WAP-91    W5BOS                  W5BOS
N8A                  WAP-184   K8PG                   K8PG
OE3AGA/AAW           WAP-126   OE3AGA                 OE3SGA
OE3AIS/AAW           WAP-89    OE3AIS                 OE3AIS
OE3HM/AAW            WAP-125   OE3HM                  OE3HM
OE3KKA/AAW           WAP-88    OE3KKA                 OE3KKA
OE3RPB/AAW           WAP-86    OE3RPB                 OE3RPB
OE3SGA/AAW           WAP-90    OE3SGA                 OE3SGA
OE3WWB/AAW           WAP-85    OE3WWB                 OE3WWB
S50ANT               WAP-182   S51RU                  S51RU
TM7AAW               WAP-181   F8DVD                  F8DVD
TM7WAP               WAP-185   F8DHE                  F8DHE
UT1KY/WAP            WAP-162   UT1KY                  UT1KY
VB3ANT               WAP-188   VA3ITA                 VA3ITA
VG3AAO               WAP-148   VE3XN                  VE3XN
VG3WAP               WAP-111   VA3NQ                  VA3NQ
VG7AAW               WAP-70    VE7IG                  VE7IG
YQ2ANT               WAP-75    YO2BP                  YO2BP
   More than 40 callsigns representing 16 countries world-wide are
participating in this year's event. Additional information is available
at the WAP Web site:     

BIRD ACTIVITY (Update and Many Grids To Be Activated!).  Jim, ND9M/VQ9JC, continues to activate many grids squares on the satellites AO-27 and AO-51
(and possibly VO-52) until February 14th (Refer to OPDX.939). Jim and his wife will be driving through 3 states (CO, NM and TX) that will provide
the following grid squares:
  Sunday/Feb. 7th                    Wednesday/Feb. 10th (Carlsbad Caverns)
  ---------------                    --------------------------------
  DM87 / DM88
  DM76 / DM77 (CO/NM State Line)     Thursday/Feb. 11th
  Monday/Feb. 8th                    DM81 / DM82 (NM/TX State Line)
  ---------------                    DM70 / DM71
  DM85 / DM86
  DM74 / DM75                        Friday/Feb. 12th
  Tuesday/Feb. 9th                   DL79
  ----------------                   DL89 / DM80
  DM83 / DM84                        DL88 (Big Bend National Park)
  DM72 / DM73
                                     Saturday-Sunday/Feb. 13-14th
                                     DL88 QTH: End of Talley Road;
                                               Campsite TY-3
                                               28-59.0N 103-10.0W

BW1, TAIWAN. Steve, K8QKY, will be active as BW1/K8QKY between April 14–19th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW. QSL via his home

C2, NAURU (OC-031). Operators Dieter/DJ2EH and his XYL Anneli/DL8NBH are once again active as C21DL and C21YL. Activity will last until February
14th. Activity is planned for 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Look for the callsign C21YL to be used on RTTY. Their station includes a K3
with a 800 watt amplifier into the following antennas: a wirebeam at 15m, 20.5m vertical for 160/80m, a 2 element vertical dipole for 40/30m and
a switchable LP/SP. It was reported that they have severe QRN and will try to build a beverage towards EU in order to work effectively on the
lower bands. QSL via their home callsigns.

C6, BAHAMAS. Marc, K1CTT, will be active as C6ALT from the south end of Eleuthera Island (NA-001) between February 26th and March 10th. He will
be there with is XYL on holiday, so activity will be limited and inconsis- tent. Operations will be on 40-15 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

C6, BAHAMAS. Drew, N2RFA, will be active as C6ABB from Nassau (NA-001) between February 8-18th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/17 meters using
PSK31, RTTY and SSTV. QSL via his home callsign.

CN, MOROCCO. Guy, F8ALU, is currently active as CN2BG until early March. Look for him on SSB generally on 14115 or 14130 kHz. QSL via his home

DAYTON HAMVENTION TOPBAND DINNER. Top Band enthusiasts are cordially invited to the 21st annual Top-Band Gathering on Friday evening of the
2010 Dayton Hamvention weekend. This annual event brings together 160 meter operators from around the world for food, drink and camaraderie.
The event takes place at "The Barnsider Restaurant"; their 5th year at this location. Here are the particulars (Thanks to George/K8GG and
George/W8UVZ):  Date - Friday, May 14, 2010
                Time - Social Hour 6:15 PM (Cash Bar), Dinner 7:30
                QTH  - The Barnsider Restaurant, 5202 N. Main St.,
                       (Hwy 48,  north of Needmore), Dayton, OH
                       (937) 277-1332
                Fare - Salad, rolls & butter, dinner entree, dessert
                       and dinner beverage. You may choose from 4
                       entrees: Grilled Chicken, Salmon, Pork Chop or
                       Sirloin Beef Tips. (Select from your server at
                Programs - George, AA7JV, will describe his extremely
                       successful DXpedition to Chesterfield Island (TX3A).
                       - And Carlos, N4IS will present info on his unique
                       receiving antenna installation.
                Cost - Again just 29 USDs, in advance.  Includes dinner,
                       taxes and gratuities.
                Reserve - Via E-mail to W8UVZ,  or
              For postal service,
                Payment - Due on or before April 17, 2010 to W8UVZ.
                       Checks payable to George Taft. Sorry, no payments
                       at the door. Overseas visitors can pay with U.S.
                       funds check or cash. They can also accept payment
                       of 20 Euros cash.
   Restaurant space is limited, so please make your reservations ASAP to W8UVZ. They will confirm reservations and payments by E-mail. Reservations
by postal methods should include a contact E-mail address. There are no printed tickets for this event. Your E-mail payment confirmation is your
dinner reservation. They're looking forward to seeing many new faces and old timers at this 160 meter Gathering...... 73, the Georges, K8GG & W8UVZ

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following operations from Cape Verde (D4) are approved for DXCC credit:
       D44TXP   D44TXI   D44TXQ
       D44TXO   D44TXF   D44TXR
  If you had one of these operations rejected on a recent application please send a note to to have your record updated.

FK, NEW CALEDONIA. Operators Curt/W3HQ and Don/VK2DON will be active as FK/W3HQ from Lifou, Loyalty Islands (OC-033), between May 13–16th. Their
activity will be on 40/30/20 meters using CW only. QSL via W3HQ.

H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE. By the time you read this, operators Siegfried/ DK9FN, Bernhard/DL2GAC and Hans-Peter/DG1FK should be active as H40FN
(CW), H40MS (SSB) and H40FK (Digi-mode), respectively, from Ngarando/ Reef Islands (OC-065) until February 19th. Activity will be focused on
160/80m (using their famous LOBSTER 2-element multi-band vertical), but they will operate on 160-6 meters depending on the band conditions.
QSL H40FN via HA8FW, H40MS via DL2GAC and H40FK via DG1FK. QSL cards will be sent out automatically via the Bureau. However, for those who
want to receive their QSL cards directly, a minimum of 2 USDs for postage is requested. Donations are most welcome. For more details, updates and
pictures/details of Siegfried's last visit to Temotu, please visit the following Web page at:

IOTA NEWS....................
  AS-058.  Wolfgang, OE1WWL, will be active as 9M2/OE1WWL from Langkawi
           Island between February 24-28th. Look for activity on SSB
           (bands of operations were not provided). He will only be using
           10 watts and a wire antenna. QSL via his home callsign; the
           Bureau is preferred.

  EU-006.  Operators Stan/EI6DX and Mike/UA1OMX will be active as EJ6DX
           from Aran Islands during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March
           27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. They plan to use a 3 band
           yagi, HF2V for 80/40m and an Inverted V for the lower bands.
           The duo will be there between March 26-28th. QSL via RX3RC.
           Look for updates at:

  EU-121.  Olivier, ON4EI, will be active as EJ8GQB from Bere Island
           between March 21-29th. This is a solo DXpedition. Activity
           will be on 160-10 meters using SSB and RTTY. His activity
           will also include an entry in the CQ WPX SSB Contest (March
           27-28th). Olivier will use a K3 with 100 watts into a Spider-
           beam for the high bands and an Inverted Vee and/or 18m top
           loaded mast vertical with 30 radials for the lower bands.
           For more details, visit the Web page at:

  EU-156.  Operators Francois/ON4LO and Kurt/ON4CB plan to activate
           Tombelaine Island (DIFM MA021, Grid Loc. IN89fp) as F/OR9W/P
           between July 23-25th. Activity will include an entry in the
           RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). Tombelaine is an uninhabited
           island of granite in the Bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel, on the
           right bank of the See Channel, a few kilometers north of the
           Mont-Saint-Michel. The important lime properties of the bay
           allow them to reach the island (at foot) with dry feet at low
           tide. It's about 3.5 km from the coast of Cotentin in the
           north-east and the height of island is 45 meters. It is now
           part of the community of Genets and is an ornithological
           reserve. QSL is 100%: direct, by the Bureau or the EUROBUREAUQSL
           via FRA, PO Box 1630, B-1000 Brussels 1, Belgium. For more
           info on the island, visit:

  OC-141.  Bill Horner, VK4FW, President of the ODXG, will be active as
           VK8MM from Groote Eylandt starting February 14th for possibly
           7 days. Activities will be mainly CW to compensate for the
           barefoot operation. Bill will evaluate a special purpose built
           vertical antenna for this operation which may well prove to be
           a great asset to any operation. QSL route is via VK4FW, direct
           by the Bureau or the ODXG's OQRS at:

  OC-203.  (Update/RARE IOTA). Operators Ray/ZL4TY (home callsign VK4DXA)
           and Paul/ZL4M (home callsign ZL4PW) have added Paul/ZL4PA to
           the team to activate Stewart Island between March 12-23rd. For
           more details, refer to OPDX.938 or visit their Web page at:

J3, GRENADA (Update). Harry, AC8G, will once again be active as J37K
beginning March 4th. Activity will include the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March
6-7th) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. Harry tells OPDX readers to look
for him outside of the contest mid-mornings on March 4-5th. He expects
most of his time will be on 15 or 17 meters SSB beaming EU during their
openings. However, Harry will check 10 and 12 meters occasionally. There
will be no operations after the contest due to his early departure on
Monday morning. During the contest, Harry states that he doubts he'll be
on 40, 80 and 160 meters other than the first few hours of the contest.
QSL to AC8G, stateside direct with SASE.  For others sending by the
Bureau, please clearly mark for QSLs to go to AC8G.

J6, ST. LUCIA. Bob, G3PJT, will be active as J6/G3PJT from the north-
east corner of St. Lucia (NA-108) between March 9-16th. Activity will
be holiday style using a K2 w/100 watts and vertical antennas. He plans
to also be in the RSGB's 73rd Commonwealth Contest (March 13-14th). Look
for him outside of the contest especially on 80 and 30 meters. QSL via
his home callsign.

J7, DOMINICA. Steve, KL7SB, will be active as J79SB between February
9-18th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31.
QSL via NI5DX.

J8, ST. VINCENT. Dave, G3TBK, will once again be active as J88DR between
February 18th and March 15th. Activity will include the ARRL DX CW Contest
(February 20-21st) and the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Single-
Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. He will also be in the RSGB's 73rd Common-
wealth Contest (March 13-14th). Activity outside of the contest will be
on all HF bands, especially 30/17/12 meters, but mostly on CW. QSL via
G3TBK, direct or by the RSGB Bureau.

Feb   8    AN         SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS
Feb   9    AN         --------------------
Feb  10    AN          BN - Below Normal
Feb  11    AN          AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
Feb  12    AN          LN - Low Normal
Feb  13    AN          HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
Feb  14    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

P4, ARUBA (Update). John, KK9A, will be active as P40A between February
28th and March 14th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB.
He will also be in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Single-Op/
All-Band entry. QSL via WD9DZV. John informs OPDX that his QSL Manager
Tim, WD9DZV, will join him between March 7-14th. Tim will operate mostly
CW using the callsign P40D.

P4, ARUBA. Howard, WA2NHA, will be active as P4/WA2NHA between February
28th and March 14th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters mainly CW. QSL via
his home callsign.

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
  FT5WO QSLS. Florentin, F4DYW (aka FT5WO), has returned back home and
  has started to reply to all direct requests for his FT5WO activity.

  LOGS ADDED TO LOTW. QSL Manager Bob, W7TSQ, reports that he has added
  the following logs he manages onto LoTW: 3D2SQ, A35SQ, W7TSQ, W7TSQ/HR6,
  W7TSQ/TI5, W7TSQ/TI7, YB3ASQ, YB3ASQ/9, ZK1ASQ (North and South Cooks)
  and ZK1MA which is North Cooks for CQWW SSB Contest in 2002. He now
  states, "LoTW is preferred route". Bob also mentions that the VP5W logs
  for the CQWW CW Contest for 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, along with
  A35RK and A35A, and YB3OSE and YC3OSE are available. Bob is hopeful
  that YB0AZ will also be there as he has asked him to put his logs on
  LoTW. He adds that Paul, A35A, (Bob is his QSL Manager) has also put
  his 3D2RK, KH8/KK6H and KK6H logs on LoTW. Bob's next step is to try
  and get AH6PN/HR6 and N7QXQ/HR6 to add his logs on LoTW.

  NOT THE QSL MANAGER. G3RMC is not the QSL Manager for 7Q7BP. All 7Q7BP
  QSL cards should go via his home callsign G3MRC.  Please do not send
  cards via G3RMC. It appears G3RMC is a typo that shows up in many
  listings. QSL Listing Managers, "PLEASE" take note.

  QSLS VIA LoTW: None reported this week!


  FS/DL5CF, HB2008BE, HB2008GL, HB2008MM, HB2008TI, HI3/N3SY, HI3TEJ,
  PY2YU, TO5J and YN2BQ.

RTTY SURVEY. Don, AA5AU, invites all RTTY contesters to participate
in a new "RTTY Contesting Survey" located on <> at:

He thanks you for your participation. The survey will run until March
5th, 2010. The results will be published on <> some-
time in mid-March 2010, and an announcement will be made over the various
E-mail reflectors. Feel free to forward this invitation to other RTTY

TO5, SAINT MARTIN. Alan, F6BFH, and his XYL Danielle will be on the
Island of Saint Martin (NA-105) between March 11–24th. Look for Alan to
be active as TO5SM on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via F6BFH,
direct or by the Bureau.

TS8, TUNISIA (IOTA Op). Following their activity from Morocco (see 5C
above), Alfredo, IK7JWX, will lead a team of operators to activate two
IOTA islands between  April 27th and May 4th. Operators mentioned are:
Alfredo/IK7JWX, Leo/I8LWL, Raul/IC8ATA, Titti/IK8GQY (YL), Armando/IK8BPY,
Ampelio/IS0AGY, AntoNello/IK2DUW, Rosy/IW2NLC (YL), Michele/IK2GPQ,
Simon/IZ7ATN, Ruggero/IK2PZC and Stanislav/IZ2GRG. The team will air
(no specific dates were provided) Djerba Island (IOTA AF-083, ARLHS
TUN-022, WLOTA L-1394) and Kuriat Island (IOTA AF-092, ARLHS TUN-002,
WLOTA L-0974). They will used the callsigns TS8P and TS8P/p (3V8SM).
Activity will be on all HF bands and 6 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and
PSK31. QSL via IK7JWY.

V2, ANTIGUA. Operators Bob/W4OWY and Mark/W9OP will once again be active
as V25WY and V25OP, respecively, between March 9-18th. Activity will be
on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home callsign or
by the Bureau. Logs will also be uploaded as before to LoTW and eQSL.

V3, BELIZE. Will, AA4NC (W4MR) will be active as V31RR between February
17-23rd. Activity will be on CW, SSB, RTTY, and the 30/17/12 bands. His
activity will include the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 20-21st). QSL
via AI4U.

V3, BELIZE. Ben, DL6RAI, will be active as V31RI from Consejo Beach
between February 10th and March 2nd. Bands and modes of activity were
not provided. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. His
log will be uploaded to LoTW after his return home and operation.

V7, MARSHALL ISLAND. Tom, N4XP, will be on Kwajalein between March
9-22nd. Look for him to be active as V7/N4XP on 160-10 meters using
CW and SSB. Tom tells OPDX that he plans to be active on 60 meters
this trip. QSL via his home callsign.

V8, BRUNEI DARUSSALAM. Kanji, JA4ENL, is active as V85NL from Ambran's
(V85SS) Tungku Lodge until February 8th. Activity will be on all bands
mostly on CW, especially 160, 80, 40 and 20 meters. He will be active
also on 30/17/12m if the propagation allows. QSL via JA4ENL direct.
View the V85SS Tungku Lodge at:

VL9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND. Chris, VK3FY, will try to activate Lord Howe
Island (OC-004) as either VK9LHI or VK9FY during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 30-31st).

VP5, TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS. Rick, K6VVA, will be active as VP5/K6VVA
from Providenciales (NA-002) between February 18–24th. Activity will be
holiday style, but he plans to be active during the ARRL DX CW Contest
(February 20-21st) using the callsign VP5Z. This callsign is chosen in
honor of his longtime friend Jim Neiger, N6TJ (ZD8Z). QSL this VP5
operation only via N6AWD. View Rick's Web page at:

YN, NICARAGUA. Four members of the Texas DX Society will be operating from
Nicaragua, March 4-9th. They plan to be active on 160-10 meters using CW,
SSB and RTTY. During the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th),
they will use the YN2EA callsign in the Multi-Single category. During
non-contest periods, they will have two stations active on all modes and
bands. Members included are: Cal/WF5W (YN2EA), Mike/K5UO (YN2UO), Keith/
NM5G (YN2MG) and Doug/WB5TKI (YN2TKI). The QSL Manager for all callsigns
is Paul, W5PF. Online Log Search will be available, and all logs will be
uploaded to ARRL's LoTW. For more information and news see their Web page

ZS8M, MARION ISLAND. It was announced this past week that activity will
take place from the #3 "Most Wanted DXCC Entity" (per the 2009 The DX
Magazine survey) in April. Pierre, ZS1HF, will activate Marion Island
(AF-021) as ZS8M at the end of April. He will be working on the island
for one year as a radio/electronics technician once the supply ship
"SA Agulha" returns to Cape Town. More details will be forthcoming from
Pierre on operating frequencies, times, QSL info...etc. Watch

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