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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1115

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1115
BID: $OPDX.1115
June 10, 2013
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 & W1AW, N2OO, W2GB, NG3K &
ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, WK3N, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, WF4W, KH6BZF, K8GI,
K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, CU3AA, DK8JB & The DX
News Letter, DL1SBF,, DX-World.Net, E21EIC, EA5GL, ES1CW,
F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX
Italia News, IK2XDE, IZ2DPX, Mediterraneo DX Club, OK1RK, OZ6OM & 50 MHz
DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PD5MVH, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly,
VA3RJ & ICPO, VE7DP and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following
DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 2nd-June, through Sunday, 9th-June there were 217 countries
active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4U1U,
4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J,
9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6,
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, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM,
FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP,
HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6,
KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON,
OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, S7, SM, SP,
SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA,
UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5,
VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU,
YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, 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).

5R, MADAGASCAR. Flavio, IW2NEF, will be active as 5R8NE from Nosy-Be
Island (AF-057) between July 16-30th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters
using SSB, and a FT-857 into a fishing rod antenna at 10 meters. He also
plans to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via IK2DUW.

A2, BOTSWANA. Roger, ZS6RJ, will once again be on a one man DXpedition
for 4-5 days in Botswana (WW.Loc KG47AC) as A25RJ starting June 15th.
Activity will be from Tuli Block, Eastern Botswana, focusing on 80-10
meters, CW and Roger states, "Look forward to working you in the pile-
ups!" QSL via LoTW or direct using the address. There is no
bureau service for Botswana.

A5, BHUTAN. Yuki, JH1NBN, will be active as A52W between June 9-19th.
Activity will be limited to his spare time because he is there once
again on a business trip. Yuki will operate SSB with 100 watts into
wire antennas. QSL via JH1NBN direct. For more details, check:

AFFA AVAILABLE (Another WWFF Award). Joao, CU3AA, AFFA Award Manager,
is pleased to announce the "Azores Flora Fauna Award" (AFFA). All effort
were made to make AFFA recognized as another WWFF award, as well as all
its protected areas, since the aim is the same. Unfortunately, such
recognition wasn't done as it was expected. However, hoping that soon
their efforts might be recognized. They have the recognition and support
of the regional authorities. You can access their Web site at:
They suggest, "If you wish, leave your thoughts, comments or suggestions."

C8, MOZAMBIQUE (Update/Press Release #2). Tom/N4XP and Don/N1DG, the C82DX
DXpedition Co-leaders, posted the following press release (#2) on June 4th
on the DXpedition's Web page [edited]: "Planning and preparations are
continuing for our October 2013 Mozambique DXpedition. Our license has
been issued and is in hand with the callsign C82DX. We are happy to
announce this will be the first use of the C82 prefix. We will be active
starting October 15th, for eight days with operations ongoing through
October 22nd. We are also pleased to announce Ray Novak, N9JA has joined
our team.
  ZS6P and ZS6RI will travel to our operating site the first week of
June for scouting, planning and preparation purposes. Our location in
Xai Xai is located directly on the ocean in the southern part of Mozambique.
  Low Band operations remain the primary objective, and we have secured
both Titanex and Battle Creek Special verticals. We have also obtained
the sponsorship of Array Solutions with one of their new shared apex loop
array RX systems. They join ICOM (our main equipment supplier with IC7600s)
and SteppIR (CrankIRs) as our major donors to our DXpedition.
  During the day we will operate all HF bands including 6 meters. Our
website is now live, <>, where you can learn more about
our plans."

C9, MOZAMBIQUE. Antonio, EA4GBA, will be active as C91GBA from Matola
starting June 27th through December 15th. Activity will be on all HF
bands using SSB and a Yaesu FT-857 with 100 watts into a dipole. QSL
via EA4GBA direct (w/SAE and 2 USDs). QSL cards will be answered once
he arrives back in Spain early 2014.

from the Canadian High Arctic IOTA Dorset Island (NA-156) as VY0BRR
(he states, VY0BRR -- It's FREEZING), is planning to activate other
very rare IOTAs within the Region of Nunavut. His QTH is Cape Dorset,
an Inuit hamlet located on Dorset Island near Foxe Peninsula at the
southern tip of Baffin Island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut,
Canada. The Inuktitut name of the village means "high mountains."
Mike provides interesting details and history of Cape Dorset and
Dorset Island on his Web and pages at:
Mike is looking to travel to other places in Nunavut, and will activate
some very rare IOTAs including: Coral Harbour, Southampton Island (NA-007),
Sanikiluaq, Belcher Islands (NA-196), Igloolik (NA-174), Cambridge Bay,
Victoria Island (NA-006) and Qikiqtarjuaq, Broughton Island (NA-130).
He also adds, "Maybe I will travel to some rare IOTAs in the Northwest
Territories or NWT to the West...and maybe to Yukon too. (Vy1)." Activity
from these location has not been provided, but in the past Mike was
active on 80-10 meters, depending on band conditions, using CW and SSB.
QSL via VE2XB with SASE and Canadian stamps or 2 IRCS or 2 USD. See for details and address.

CE0Y, EASTER ISLAND. Jose, CE3YHO, has announced that he is traveling to
Easter Island by the end of June in order to live there with his wife
(islander) and two sons that actually are living on the Island. Once
living there, Jose will install a Ham Radio station on HF, VHF and UHF,
and expects to begin operations as CE0YHO at the end of July or August.

DXCC NEWS (NODXA Member's Achievement). Congratulations to NODXA member
Scotty, WK3N, for exceeding the 3000 confirmed mark in the ARRL DXCC
Challenge. He is the Northern Ohio DX Association's second member to
exceed the 3k level with his last submission giving him 3003 confirmed.
NODXA's first member to reach 3k was Don, K8MFO. Don has an astounding
Challenge total of 3144. The ARRL DXCC Challenge presently has 73 members
from 19 countries with 3k or more confirmed QSOs. They are to be commended
for an achievement that takes a lifetime.

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that
the following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
  VU7KV – Lakshadweep Islands (DXCC Entity Code – 142); May 2013 operation

  Note: If anyone had this contact rejected in a recent submission send
an E-mail to <> to be placed on the list for an update to
your record.

EF8, CANARY ISLANDS. Luis, EA8AY, will be active as EF8X from Tenerife
Island (IOTA AF-004, DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276, EAA TF) during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-band entry. QSL via W2GR.
Visit his Web site at:

FS, ST. MARTIN. Just a reminder that John, K9EL, will once again activate
FS/K9EL from St. Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383, WW Loc. FK88)
between June 11-28th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters. Daily uploads to
ClubLog and LoTW are planned. John has a new QTH this year and should
have a better signal to the USA on 6 meters. QSL via his home callsign.

H44, SOLOMON ISLANDS. Gregory, VK1AI, has once again returned to Honiara
on June 3rd, and is active as H44PA until June 30th. Activity will probably
be on 20/17/15 meters CW mainly. QSL via VK1AI, direct or by the Bureau.
ADDED NOTE: Gregory states, "Cards for my 2012 operation are ready for
dispatch to the Bureau. Anyone wanting a card direct is welcome to do so."

H44, SOLOMON ISLANDS (IOTA Op/Update to OPDX.1103/1104/1105). By the time
you read this, operators Ralph/5W0W/H44RK, Maggie/H44MK (the only local
YL Ham from Sikiana), Stan/SQ8X, Dom/SQ9KWW and Tom/WL7HP will be active
as H44IOTA from Florida Islands (OC-158) as part of their IOTA tour until
June 13th. Their next stop is from the very rare Stewart Island (OC-285)
between June 17-24th. ADD NOTE (From their Web Page): "The H44IOTA Team
informs that plans to activate IOTA OC-285 between June 4-7th, 2013 by
H44S and H44AJ are not associated with 'H44IOTA DXpedition' nor 'The
Pacific C3 Project'. The H44IOTA Team continues their plans as scheduled.
We’re really looking forward to make contacts with IOTA chasers from all
islands as planned." Remember, activities will be on 80-10 meters using
CW and SSB. See OPDX.1104 for frequencies. All QSL requests are via QSL
Manager Rex Turvin, NR6M. For updates it is suggested to watch:
The group now has a Web, Twitter and FaceBook page at:

IB2, ITLAY (Special Event). Members of the ARI Lomazzo "Project DX Team"
are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the foundation. Look for all its
members to use the special callsign IB2PDT between June 21st and July 7th,
and between September 20th and October 6th. The event's main goal is to
celebrate the anniversary, but also to remember and give a tribute to
all the founders. All the QSOs will be sincerely appreciated, and also
SWL reports. The QSL is sure via the Bureau to IQ2LZ.

II8, ITALY (Late Announcement, LH Op!). Alex, IK8YFU, and other Calabria
DX Team members were expected to be active as II8LH on June 8th, from the
Capo Vaticano lighthouse (WAIL CL-005, ARLHS ITA-047), located in Ricadi
(VV)Vibo Valentia Province, Calabria region, Italy. QSL via the Bureau
to HB9FHZ (USKA Bureau). QSL via IK8YFU direct. E-QSL Authenticity is
guaranteed. Also LoTW. For more info, see:

IOTA NEWS..............
  AF-019.  Emilio, IZ1GAR, will be active as IH9R from Pantelleria Island
           (IIA TP-001, WLOTA 0041) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
           23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Pantelleria counts as
           Multiplier Zone 33 Africa Italy for the CQWW DX rule (islands
           are located over the African continent platform). QSL via
           IZ1GAR, direct or by the Bureau.

  AS-043.  Ted, JF1CCH, will be active as JF1CCH/1 from Hachijo Island
           between June 14-17th. Activity will be on the usual IOTA
           frequencies operating mainly CW. QSL via his home callsign.

  AS-147.  The "425 DX News" reports that Taka, JA8COE, will be active
           as JA8COE/8 from Yagishiri Island on June 20-24th (weather
           permitting) and again on July 25-29th, for the RSGB IOTA
           Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via his home callsign, direct
           or by the Bureau.

  EU-038.  Marcel, PD5MVH, will once again be active as PD5MVH/P from
           Vlieland Island between August 31st and September 14th. Activity
           will be on 40/20/10 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign,
           direct or by the Bureau. NO LoTW or eQSL.

  EU-093.  Manel, EA3EGB, will be active as EA3EGB/5 from Benidorm Island
           (DIE E-007, WW Loc. JM08) and lighthouse (FEA E-0172, WLH
           EA-003, WLOL SPA-165, WLOTA 3329, Admiralty E 0172) on June
           16th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using SSB and RTTY.
           Benidorm Island is located in the Province of Alicante. QSL
           via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

  EU-129.  Operators Hardy/DL3KWF, Bert/DK3BK, Gun/DF2TG and Roland/DL9GMN
           will be active as DM3X/P from Görmitz Island during the RSGB
           IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/Low-Power entry.
           QSL via the Bureau.

  EU-137.  Lars, SM6CUK, will be active as SA6G/7 from Ven Island (WLOTA
           0780) between June 10-17th. Activity will be holiday style on
           the HF bands. QSL via SM6CUK, by the Bureau or direct.

  EU-177.  Olaf, G0CKV, will be active as SM5CKV/P from Harstena Island
           during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/
           CW-Mode entry. QSL via G0CKV.

  NA-058.  Tad, WF4W, informs OPDX that a group of 10-12 operators will
           activate Sapelo Island (USA738 and USA1014) as K4S in the
           Georgia State IOTA Group between September 12-14th. Activity
           will be on 160-10 meters using  CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL
           via LoTW, eQSL and direct (w/SASE or IRC) only. Information
           good on

  NA-067.  Nathan, N4YDU, will be active from Ocracoke Island between
           July 25-28th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and
           SSB. Operations will also include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
           27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power/Assisted entry
           using the callsign W4O. QSL via N4YDU direct only.

  NA-143.  Bodo, DF8DX, will be active as KT3Q/5 from Galveston Island
           between July 27-29th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA
           Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/12-Hour/Low-
           Power/DXpedition entry. QSL via DF8DX, direct, by the Bureau
           or LoTW. ADDED NOTE: Before the contest, look for Bodo to be
           active between July 19-20th as KT3Q/6 from Anacapa Island
           (NA-144), and between July 26-27th as KT3Q/5 in the Texas
           State West IOTA Group (NA-092).

  NA-181.  Operators Klaus/VE7KDU and Frank/VE7DP, who were expected to
           activate the Estevan Islands (Barnard Island) as homecall/7
           between June 7-9th, had to postpone their operation due to
           bad weather and a high K index.

  NA-204.  (Update) The Cuban T46A group will activate the special callsign
           T46C from Santa Maria Island between June 13-17th. The operators
           mentioned are Ore/CO6LC, Jose/CO6EC, Yordany/CO6YAC, Amaurys/
           CO6WYR, CL6RLD and Luis/CO6LP. They will try to maintain 2-3
           stations [one CW, one SSB and one RTTY] on the air transmitting
           on 160-10 meters, including 30/17/12 meters, using CW, SSB and
           RTTY, into yagis, beverages and verticals. For the 80m and 160m
           bands, they will only have one band on at a time and mainly CW
           because of their antenna. QSL via EA5GL.

  OC-177.  Operators Joy/YB0NSI, Jeffrey/YC0LOU and possibly one other
           will be active from Damar Island (Edam Island) and the Vast
           Licht lighthouse (WLOTA 2749) between June 27-30th. Activity
           will be on 80/40/15/10 meters (and possibly 30/17/12m) using
           CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via YB0JZS. More details
           are expected to be forthcoming. For more details and updates,

  OC-285.  (Late Info) Operators Nando/IT9YRE and Mike/K9AJ were active
           this past week (June 4-6th) from Sikaiana Atoll as H44S and
           H44AJ, respectively. They had to QRT early because of bad
           weather, but they made some 5945 QSOs. For more details, see:

JD1, MINAMI TORISHIMA. Take, JG8NQJ, will once again be active as JG8NQJ/JD1
from Marcus Island in the Minami Torishima (OC-073, JCG 10007) group for
the next few days in the month of June. He is there to work on the island's
weather station. Activity will be mainly on 17/15/12/10 meters CW. QSL via
his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct to JA8CJY: Susumu 'Sin' Sanada,
5-17, 5-4, Shin-Ei, Toyohira, Sapporo 004, Japan. Online log is available

KH6, HAWAII. Alex, F4GHS, will be active as KH6/F4GHS from the Hawaiian
Islands (OC-019) between August 3-23rd. Activity will be holiday style
on 80-10 meters using SSB and an Icom IC-706MKIIG into G5RV antenna.
While there, Alex will be activating the various islands in the Hawaii
Islands IOTA Group: Oahu (August 3-7th), Kauai (August 7-12th), Maui
(August 12-18th) and the Island of Hawaii [Big Island] (August 18-23rd).
QSL via F0GAZ direct.

 Jun/10th AN      Jun/13th  HN      Jun/15th  AN
 Jun/11th AN-HN   Jun/14th  AN      Jun/16th  AN
 Jun/12th HN

    NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
   -----------------        ------       --------    ------
   AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=0-1       0-7
   HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2         8-15
   LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3         16-29
   BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=4         30-49
   DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5         50-99
   VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9       100-400

MJ, JERSEY. Operators Jo/PA9JO, Alex/PA1AW and Ron/PA3EWP will be active
as MJ/homecall from the Jersey Amateur Radio Society at the old German
signal station at La Moye on Jersey (EU-013, WW. Loc. IN89ve) between
June 20-24th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using all modes. QSL
via LoTW or direct (all callsigns) to Alex, PA1AW. A OQRS will be available
on their Web page at:

MU0, GUERNSEY (Contest/Satellite Op). Operators Peter/2E0SQL, Louis/2U0FER,
Jimmy/M0MJH, Iain/M0PCB, Daniel/M0TCB and Steve/M0SPF will be active as
MU0THJ from Guernsey Island (IOTA EU-114) during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via 2E0SQL. ADDED NOTE: Look for
Peter, 2E0SQL, to be active as 2U0SQL/P between July 25-30th. He plans
to be active on the satellites. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by
the Bureau or LoTW.

OG0, ALAND ISLAND. "The Daily DX" reports that operators Pertti/OH2BEE/OG2W
and Raimo/OH2BCI will be active from the OH0Z station <> on
Aland Islands (EU-002) between June 14-17th. While using Pertti's, OG0W,
callsign, look for activity on 160-10 meters (no WARC-79 Bands) using CW
only. Their activity will also include the All Asia DX CW Contest. QSL
via OH2BEE direct. Also QSL via LoTW or eQSL.

OL140, CZECH REPUBLIC (Special Event). A group of Czech operators are now
active as OL140FIRE from the Fire Brigade in Horni Marsov until June 15th.
Activity is to celebrate the 140th anniversary of Fire Brigade in Horni
Marsov and the meeting of volunteer Fire Brigades "Hasicske Slavnosti 2013"
(which was cancelled due to ongoing floods - see for pictures) in
Litomerice. They would like all licensed hams which are members of a pro-
fessional and volunteer Fire brigades, active or retired, all around the
world to call them. Every QSO with OL140FIRE will be confirmed with
"thematic" QSL card. QSL via OK5AM, by the Bureau or direct. An award
is available, see for details.

OX, GREENLAND (Update). An international group of YLs will once again
activate amateur radio from Kangerlussuaq between August 16-20th. Their
callsign will be OX5YL. Operators mentioned are Unni/LA6RHA, Mio/JR3MVF,
Chae/HL1KDW, Kay/WA0WOF and Solveig/SM6KAT. QSL via PY5YL, direct or by
the Bureau. The last YL expedition was in 2010 and was very successful.
For more information, visit their Web site at:

P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will be active as P40W from Santa Cruz, Aruba
(SA-036, WLOTA 0033), during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th).
Operating class is to be determined. QSL via LoTW or N2MM ( Look
for some 30/17/12 meters and 160 meters operations before the contest
as time permits. PLEASE NOTE: 60m operation is NOT authorized on Aruba.
Log will be posted to LoTW within two weeks. ALSO, John plans to end
responding to P40W QSL card requests by the end of 2013. Confirmations
for P40W only via LoTW thereafter.

P5, NORTH KOREA (P5 PROJECT). Paul, N6PSE, was reported to be on his way
to Beijing on June 5th, then on to Pyongyang, North Korea, to begin the
negotiations for a DPRK DXpedition. David, AH6HY, is expected to join
the efforts later sometime this week. Updates can be seen on the following
socail medias:

PJ4, BONAIRE (Update). Armin, DL1DI, will be active as PJ4D from Bonaire
(SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) between June 22nd and July 10th. He will be there
on holiday. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB using a Spiderbeam and
FD4 from Fritzel with 100 watts. QSL via DL1DI, direct or by the Bureau.
Sorry no eQSL or LoTW.

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For June 8th)
  9H1EU via 9H1BT          FO8WBB via N6JA           PJ2LS via ED7DX
  A41KJ via NI5DX          GB4JDF via 2D0YLX         RC3EPC via RW3EW
  AO1WED via EA1WD         GB100RXY via G4USW & (e)  S573DX via S57DX
  CS5MAR via EA7JX         HA30IGY via HA5OKE & (e)  SL8SUB via SM6DQR
  CT7/F9IE via F9IE        HZ1ZH via EA7FTR          SV5/OM3AG/P via OM3AG
  CT8/S51TA via S51TA      LA/OK7CW via OK1FPG       TM0BIG via F4FET
  E7/OK4ZW via OK1UZW      NA1DX via K3IRV & (L)     TM1EJ via F5YD
  E720SRRS via E70EPC      OE200TH via OE3PVC        TM8YT via F5KLJ
  EA6/PE1LWT via PE1LWT    OL13VBD via OK1MP         TM77A via HB9SLU
  ED2URT via EA2BR         OL140FIRE via (B)         VP2V/K6TOP via K6TOP
  ES8/YL3BU/P via YL3BU    OZ/DL1ANT/P via DL1ANT    YL0WANTED via ES2TT
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only

  TX5K QSL STATUS (Press Release), QSL Manager Bob, N2OO, reports: "The
  TX5K QSLs for the March Clipperton Island DXpedition should start to
  flow out sometime around the end of June. Although it has only been
  about 2 ½ months since the DXpedition ended, there has been some 'interest'
  in the status of the QSL process. We are a little behind due to a com-
  bination of reasons beginning with delays getting the design started
  due to the XE1L situation, and normal post-DXpedition craziness. Then
  there were some simple unfortunate timing issues with each of us involved
  in the process. However, I am happy to report that the card design is
  almost done, and once proofed will be sent to our printer (WZ8P) who
  is ready to go. Once printed, the cards will be divided between the two
  primary QSL Managers and processed by 'teams' at both locations. OQRS
  requests by Dean, N7XG (in Oregon), and direct mail requests by N2OO
  (in New Jersey). Since Club Log and our new processing software auto-
  matically matches log data, Dean's job is to simply print, peel and
  stick labels, add address labels and stuff envelopes. His team has
  already prepped for the process. Bob, N2OO's, team consists of 4
  experienced 'processors' who must manually process each mailed request.
  We have already 'pre-processed' about ½ of the mail received and continue
  to work on it daily. So, we appreciate your patience while we gear up
  for the big QSL push on both coasts! We just wanted everyone to know
  that we are 'actively' working on the TX5K QSLs. Please save your
  'inquiries' until after you hear that we are 'current' on the processing.
  THANKS! See ya' in the Pileups!.... Bob Schenck, N2OO"



  5D7AT, 5H9IR, 5L2MS, 6W/PD9DX, 8Q7AU, 9G1AA, 9G5ZS, 9H3YT, 9M2MRS,

SCANDINAVIAN AND IOTA TOUR. Przemy "Mek", SP7VC, announced that he and
YL Kasia, SQ7OYL, would be travelling by car around Scandinavia between
July 26th and August 27th. Their trip passes through the following
countries: Poland (SP), Lithuania (LY), Lativa (YL), Estonia (ES),
Finland (OH), Norway (LA), Sweden (SM), Denmark (OZ), Germany (DL)
and back to Poland (SP). See route on During the trip they
are planning to activate about 12-16 IOTA islands and several locators
on HF bands, 50, 70, 144 MHz and microwaves. They are going to drive
about 9500 km in 30 days. Here are the approximate dates of their ac-
tivities from various islands and locators:
    DATE            CALL                POSITION/IOTA    LOCATOR
    ------------    --------            -------------    --------------
    July 26-27th    LY/SP7VC            LY- Hamfest      KO25GC
    July 28-29-30th YL/SP7VC & ES/SP7VC Trip LY & ES     KO19, KO18 & KO29
    July 30-31st    OH/SP7VC        Orslandet Is. EU-097 KO19WX
    August 1st      OH/SP7VC            City Salo        KP10NJ
    August 2nd      OH/SP7VC         Anntoora Is. EU-173 KP01RQ
    August 3rd      OH/SP7VC      Borsskarret Is. EU-101 KP03QE
    August 4th      OH/SP7VC         Hailuoto Is. EU-184 KP25MB
    August 5-6th    OH/SP7VC        Trip to Vardo Island KP26, KP27, KP38,
                                                         KP39, KP49 & KQ40
    August 6-7th    LA/SP7VC            Vardo Is. EU-141 KQ50NJ
    August 8-10th   LA/SP7VC         Mageroya Is. EU-044 KQ21VC
    August 11-15th  LA/SP7VC            Loppa Is. EU-044 KQ00QI
    August 16th     LA/SP7VC            Senja Is. EU-046 JP89XF
    August 17-18th  LA/SP7VC         Loffoten Is. EU-076 JP67LC, JP68, JP78
                                                         & JP79
    August 19th     LA/SP7VC    Hitra & Froya Is. EU-036 JP43LO
    August 20-21st  LA/SP7VC            Vigra Is. EU-056 JP32BM
    August 22nd     LA/SP7VC          Gurskoy Is. EU-079 JP22VG
    August 23rd     LA/SP7VC            Stord Is. EU-055 JP29QX
    August 24th     SM/SP7VC       Tjotn-Hono Is. EU-043 JO57TQ
    August 25th     OZ/SP7VC        Sjaelland Is. EU-029 JO55PX
    August 26th     OZ/SP7VC              Fyn Is. EU-172 JO55
    August 27th     DL/SP7VC           Trip Hamburg-Lodz

  For QSL info, see for SP7VC (PayPal, Mail, LoTW & Bureau).

T33, BANABA ISLAND (Update). The international team of operators who
attempted to activate Banaba Island (OC-018) last year has rescheduled
their activation of Banaba between November 5-18th. Operators mentioned
are Jay/AA4FL, Alan/AD6E, Gerhard/DJ5IW, Franz/DK1II, Dominik/DL5EBE,
Axel/DL6KVA, László/HA0NAR, Al/K3VN, Cliff/KD6XH, David/N1EMC (Co-leader),
Arnold/N6HC, David/N6HD, Mike/N9NS, Jay/W2IJ (Co-leader), Charlies/W6KK,
Ann/WA1S, Robert/WA1F, and Ron/WA6FGV and Chris/VK3FY. Activity will be
on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They will have six stations on
the air at two different sites. A OQRS by ClubLog will be available and
will be the preferred method to use for your QSL confirmation. Logs will
be posted to Logbook Of The World (LoTW) approximately 6 months after the
conclusion of the DXpedition. Direct QSLs are via W2IJ. QSLs will also
be available direct by the Bureau. For more details, visit the T33A Web
page at:    

VK9C, CHRISTMAS ISLAND. By the time you read this, WIA Director Fred,
VK3DAC, will be QRT (as June 4th) as VK9DAC from Christmas Island.
However, Fred will again return to the island on June 28th for a DX
holiday. Activity will be 80-10 meters SSB (including the WARC bands)
using an IC706 with 100 watts into an ATU with a dipole wire antenna
and a squid pole vertical. He also will have a VHF and UHF 2 element
yagi with him. QSL to: Yarra Valley Amateur Radio Group, 248 Johnston
Street, Abbotsford, Victoria, 3067, Australia. An E-QSL is available
for confirmed contacts via <>.

VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (6m Op). Just a reminder that Dave, W9DR,
will be active as VP2V/W9DR from the north shore of the Island of Anegada
(NA-023) in the British Virgin Islands (FK78TR) between June 14-28th.
Activity will be on 50.115 MHz (SSB) and 50.115.6 MHz (CW). He will also
be running a beacon on 50.115.6 when the band is not open. Please submit
confirmation request (QSL) to W9DR home address (

XW, LAOS. Champ, E21EIC (ex-XW1IC), will be working in Laos between June
15th and September 14th. He informs OPDX that he will be active as XW0YJY
and will also be in the All Asian DX CW Contest (June 15-16th) as a
Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Outside of the contest, Champ's
activity will be on 160-2 meters. He mentions also that during this
period he will be working between Vientiane, Laos, and Bangkok, Thailand.
QSL via E21EIC and LoTW. Visit it his FaceBook and Web page at:

ZD7, ST. HELENA ISLAND. Bob, VP8LP, is now active as ZD7LP from St.
Helena Island (AF-022) until June 14th. Activity this past week was
on 17/15/10 meters SSB. QSL only direct to VP8LP.

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