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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1124

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1124
BID: $OPDX.1124
August 19, 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, ARRL Web Page, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, NJ1Q & W1AW,
N3AD, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4ZW, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF,
KH6BZF, N7US, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, AT International,
DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF,, DX-World.Net, ES1CW,
F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News,
I2MQP & DX Italia News, OE1WHC, ON4CAS, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's
DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SP5UAF, VA3RJ &
ICPO 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, 11th-August, through Sunday, 18th-August there were 221
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A,
9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY,
C3, C5, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s,
E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F,
FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40,
HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7,
J8, JA, 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, PJ4,
PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG,
TI, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7,
V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XZ, YA, YB,
YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP,

* 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).

2013 MOST WANTED SURVEY (Now available on the DX Publishing Web site).
Carl, N4AA, editor of "QRZ DX" and "The DX Magazine", reports that by
popular demand many countries have been added to the survey for this
year. Deadline for entry is October 15, 2013. To participate, fill out
the survey form at:
The results are usually published in the January-February 2014 issue of
"The DX Magazine", and the world-wide results will be posted to the Web
site around January 15th, 2012, as well. The breakdown by mode/Low Bands
will be published in the Mar/Apr 2014 issue of the magazine.

3D2, FIJI (Also T33A News). Jay, AA4FL, announced on this past
week [edited]: "I will be arriving in Fiji on October 30, 2013, in route
to Tarawa with the final destination to Banaba Island for the T33A DX-
pedition. I will also have a day to operate on the return leg, info to
be posted. 3D2FL has been issued and I will have an ICOM IC-7000 with
me. Operation will be 100w, most likely PSK31. See <> for
information about the Banaba DXpedition. On Banaba Island, I will also
be providing dental (teeth) extractions for the local residents. Thank
you to the Medical Amateur Radio Council (MARCO) <>
and its charitable arm Medishare <>, for support of
this effort. Hope to work you!.... 73, Jay"
ADDED NOTE: Ann, WA1S, will also be active as 3D2AC from Fiji at the end
of October on her way to join the T33A team. Activity will be on the HF
bands. QSL via her home callsign.

9H, MALTA (Monkeys Invade Gozo Island?? [see]). Operators Rich/KE1B
and Anna/W6NN will be active as 9H3MMM and 9H3NN, respectively from Gozo
Island (EU-023) between August 21-26th. Activity will be holiday style on
40-10 meters, including 30/17/12m and using CW, SSB and RTTY. They expect
to have InterNet access, and plan to upload logs to Clublog daily. You can
check your QSO status and request a QSL card via the Online QSL Request
System (OQRS). QSL via their home callsigns, direct and by the Bureau
(see for details). All logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL
after the DXpedition (late August 2013).

9H, MALTA. Orazio, IT9DBF, will be active as 9H3BF on Malta (EU-023)
between September 2-6th. Activity will be on 20 meters using a Yaesu
FT-897D powered by a solar panel and battery. QSL via IT9DBF direct or
eQSL via his main callsign.

9H, MALTA. Klaus, DD1AY, will once again be active as 9H3GK from the Dolmen
Resort Hotel, Bugibba, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta (EU-023, MIA MM-001,
WLOTA 1113) between November 13th and December 4th. This is his third visit'
there. Activity will be on the HF bands using mainly SSB. His equipment is
a FT-100 into MFJ Tuner and DX-Wire vertical antenna. QSL via his home
callsign, direct preferred. For more info and pictures from his previous
trips, check out his page.

9M2, WEST MALAYSIA. Mirek, VK6DXI, will once again be active as 9M8DX/2
from Kuala Lumpur between August 18th and September 3rd. Activity will
be limited since this is a business trip, but he will operate after
"working hours" on some CW during his local evening hours. QSL via SP5UAF.

C8, MOZAMBIQUE (Update to OPDX.1114/1115/1120). An international team of
operators will be active as C82DX from Xai Xai (WW Loc KG64) between
October 15-22nd. Operators' list has been updated and includes Bill/K1MM,
Doug/N1DG, Tom/N4XP, Kevin/K6TD, Charlie/NF4A, Ray/N9JA, Charles/W6OAT,
Bruce/W6OSP, Tjerk/ZS6P (C91TJL), Pierre/ZS6PJH and Christian/ZS6RI.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested
frequencies are available in OPDX.1114. QSL routes have now be announced.
QSL via the OQRS by ClubLog (Highly Recommended/Preferred Method) to
receive a QSL either direct and by the Bureau. To QSL direct via the
mail, send it to: C82DX, Box 333, Bethlehem, GA 30620 USA [Please do
not send IRCs. See details on their Web page]. They will not confirm
QSOs via the eQSL system. The C82DX Web page is at:

CENTRAL AMERICAN TOUR. Look for Rick, AI5P, to be active from some of the
following Central America countries throughout the month of September.
His tentative schedule is as follows:
      Panama - Callsign HP1/AI5P; between August 31st and September 6th
      El Salvador - Callsign YS1/AI5P; between September 6-12th
      Nicaragua - Callsign YN2PX; between September 12-23rd
  Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands and mainly CW. QSL via
his home callsign.

CY0P SABLE ISLAND DXPEDITION (Update). The following was posted on the CY0
DXpedition Web page, August 10th [edited]: "The intention remains to fly to
Sable Island on September 30th, using Maritime Air, and bookings have been
made for the aircraft and for local accommodations in Halifax for Murray
and Rick prior to departure. Murray intends to focus on getting the VE1RGB
and AI5P stations on the air on the day of arrival, likely using wires,
and his own station up and running with Yagis on the second day. All but
one of the beams have been received, pre-assembled, tuned and disassembled,
and mono-band dipoles for 40M through 10M are on order from Amateur Radio
Supplies. One telescoping fiberglass mast (39 feet) has been pre-rigged
and will carry a 160M wire dipole fed with window line and driven by a K3
to operate on all bands. The second mast, an aluminum Army-surplus assembly,
is on hand.
  Marshalling of equipment continues in Halifax. Where possible, resources
retained from previous CY0 DXpeditions are being re-used (e.g., masts) and
to save shipping weights from the USA to Canada, other items of equipment
(e.g., the back-up HF radio) are being loaned from Canada. Weight for this
trip, like all DXpeditions, is a concern: total allowed weight for the
Britten-Norman Islander aircraft is 1400 pounds, including passengers.
Because of that – and other than fresh fruit to combat scurvy (J) -- the
team will attempt to exist on freeze-dried food.
  Of interest to contesters, VE1RGB will be S&P in the California QSO Party
on Oct. 5-6th, operating as VE1RGB/CY0 and sending the MR exchange: a
contest multiplier; an IOTA (NA-063); and a DXCC entity with a single QSO!
Other than that, based on antenna selections and equipment, it is antic-
ipated that the VE1RGB station will focus on western EU and on NA while
Murray and Rick will be more intent on Asia and other DX. It is expected
that operations will be conducted 24/7.
  The QSL Manager for CY0P will be VE1RGB. Since most of the logging will
on paper (i.e., to save weight), LoTW, eQSL and ClubLog will not be
supported. Direct QSLs will require 2 USDs to cover postage and QSL card
costs; otherwise, cards will probably be returned via the bureau, although
there is now also a cost for that service from Radio Amateurs of Canada.
A significant portion of the QSLs will be mailed from Canada; the remainder
may be mailed from the US where postal rates are less onerous. Since this
adventure is being privately funded, any additional contributions accom-
panying QSL requests will be gratefully received. To that end, it may be
useful to point out that the round-trip charter air flight for Sable Island
2013 is $12,000 and accommodations on Sable are $300 per day per person.
Operations from CY0 are not in-expensive. Please consider this fact in
helping to offset the costs of QSL'ing. Thank you.
  For additional information on some of our plans, see the 'upcoming'
September issue of DX Magazine and/or the September issue of the Halifax
ARC Reflector <>. Check also on under
AI5P, VE1RGB, WA4DAN and/or CY0P for updates, as well as this site, at
  Just a reminder that the DXpedition to Sable Island will take place
between October 1-11th. Activity will be on 160-10 meter using CW, SSB
and RTTY.

this past week that after a 10 year absence, the Dayton RTTY Contesting
Dinner will be back in 2014. It will take place on Thursday evening, May
15th, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Dayton. Fred Dennin, WW4LL,
reportedly will be the dinner's host, and they are currently trying to
find a guest speaker and sponsors for door prizes for that evening. If
you would like to help sponsor or donate a door prize, contact Fred at
<>. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that
the following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
   Z81X – Republic of South Sudan; 2013 Operation

  NOTE: If you've had these rejected in a prior application, send a note
to <> to be placed on the list for an update to your record.
Also, please note the submission date and/or reference number where the
rejection was noted to expedite the search for any rejected QSOs.

E4, PALESTINE. Peri, HB9IQB, has announced that he will once again be
active as E44PM from Bethlehem in late August (specific dates were not
provided). The license was renewed in April. He will be using his Elecraft
K2 with 100 watts into wire vertical antennas. Logs will be uploaded daily
to both LoTW and ClubLog. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau
or LoTW (preferred). Watch for updates on his Web site at:

E6, NIUE. Adam, K7ST, is now active as E6ST from Niue (OC-040). The length
of his stay is unknown at this time. Activity so far has been on 20 meters
SSB, but he does have capabilities to operate on 40/20/17/15 meters. Adam
is running 100 watts and a vertical. QSL E6ST via EA5GL. ADDED NOTE: Adam's
next stop will be sailing to Tonga aboard the "SV Bravo". Read more about
Adam's and his XYL Cindy, KF7UPI, sailing trip on the "SV Bravo" which
started from Seattle, Washington, in September 2010, with great photos

GD6, ISLE OF MAN. Chris, GM3WOJ (ZL1CT), will once again be active as
GD6IA from the contest station <> there during the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power
entry. QSL via GD6IA, direct only to: GD6IA, PO Box 1, PEEL City, Isle
of Man IM5 1XG, British Islands. No QSL Bureau - No eQSL - No LoTW.

IOTA NEWS..............
  EU-125.  Just a reminder that Dieter, DF2SD, will be active as OZ/DF2SD
           from Fano Island (DIA NS-002, WWFF OZFF-004) until August 30th.
           Activity will be holiday style on the 30/17/12 meter bands
           only, using mainly RTTY and some SSB. QSL via his home callsign,
           direct or by the Bureau.

  NA-004/  Rick, K6VVA, will activate Crescent Island (NEW USI) next year
  NA-172.  (2014) between July 16-18th, and also activate Endeavor Island
           (NA-004, USI AK-046S) between July 21-22nd. Activity from both
           islands will be on the HF bands using mainly CW. QSL route to
           be determined. For more information and updates, watch the
           following at:
                             Twitter -

  OC-108.  Reports indicate that Anambas Island will take place during
           mid-September after the YE5S activity (see OPDX.1121) .

  OC-197.  (Update) Adhi (Bimbo), YB3MM, will be active as YB3MM/p from
           Bawean Island between August 24-25th. Operations may be post-
           poned or cancelled depending on the weather. Activity will
           be on 20 and 15 meters using a Kenwood TS-450 into monobander
           beams. QSL via IZ8CCW, direct or PayPal. For updates, watch
           his Web Blog page at:

  SA-054.  (Update/Reminder) Members of the Grupo DX Caracas will be active
           as YW5X from Orchila Island (ARLHS VEN-022, WLOTA 3044) between
           August 20-26th. The YW5X will be active to commemorate the
           2013 Venezuelan Navy Day during the month of August. The dates
           will depend on Navy transport. Operators were announced via
  They are Edgar/YV2IF, YV2CAR, Jose/YV4GLD,
           Homero/YV4DHS, Juan/YV4TEA, Juan/YY4KWB, Edgar/YY4ACU, VY5EED,
           John/YV5IUA, Nelson/YV5JCN, Jhon/YV5KG, Federico/YV5NCZ,
           Gregorio/YV5OK, Alfonso/YV5GPA, Vic/YV5ZV, Reinaldo/YV5AM,
           Rojas/YV5LAY, jose/YV5JF, Ray/YV5EU, Edwin/YV5EN, Luis/YV5LFX,
           Daniel/YY6DFF, Cesar/YV6CR and Reinaldo/YV8AD. QSL via DM4TI
           only. Look for updates on

J8, ST. VINCENT. A team of Polish operators will be active as J88HL from
St. Vincent Island (NA-025) between November 17-29th. Operators mentioned
are Bob/SP2EBG, Jan/SP3CYY, Jurek/SP3GEM, Wlodek/SP6EQZ, Janusz/SP6IXF,
Roman/SP9FOW and Wojciech/SP9PT. Activity will be on 160-6 meters with
a focus on the lower bands, and using CW, SSB and RTTY. They will at
least have three stations running 24 hours a day. Each one with a power
amplifier. There will not be a team effort during the CQWW DX CW Contest,
but possibly one operator will take part in the contest as a Single-Op/
All-Band entry while the others operate outside the contest on the WARC
bands or SSB and digital modes. QSL via their OQRS (TBA). For more details
and updates, visit their Web Page at:

 Aug/19th AN      Aug/22nd  AN      Aug/24th  LN
 Aug/20th AN      Aug/23rd  HN      Aug/25th  HN
 Aug/21st AN

    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

MAJOR IOTA 2014 DXPEDITION (Ops Needed!). Operators Fred/IK7JWX (Team
leader) and Antonio/IK8VRH (Logistics) are looking for operators to
participate in a major IOTA DXpedition to either Tanzania or Kenya in
April of 2014. Islands mentioned in Tanzania are Zanzibar City [or Unguja]
(AF-032 - 55%), Pemba Island (AF-063 - 30.3%) or Mafia Island (AF-054 -
30.0%). Island mentioned in Kenya is Lamu Island (AF-040 - 35.8%).  If
interested, contact Fred at:

PJ4, BONAIRE (Early Announcement). Dave, WJ2O, will be active from
Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA 1279, WWFF PAFF-024) between May 21-28th, 2014.
Callsign was not mentioned (possibly PJ4/homecall), but his activity
will include the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a Single-Op/
All-Band/High-Power entry. Activity outside of the contest will be
on all HF bands (possibly 6 meters) using mainly CW. QSL Via N2ZN.

PRESS RELEASE (Friedrichshafen, Germany). Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC, from the
Amateur Radio Section of ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and the
Documentary Archives Radio Communications/QSL Collection, has informed
OPDX that Top DXer Martti Laine, OH2BH, was a prominent Guest Speaker at
the Friedrichshafen, Germany, Ham Radio, in June 2013. His keynote lecture,
"Changing Times in DX Hunt", is now available – slides and audio – at:

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For August 18th)
  3Z5W via SP5KP             EM70LI via UT3LI (d)        PA800GTB via PA1BM
  4L6QC via LZ1OT            EN1025UB via UR5UB          PJ4/PA7UL via PA7UL
  7S0SFJ via SK0QO           FK8GX via W3HNK             PY2VA via I8LWL
  8J1MTD via JA-(B)          GB0NHL via GM0TKB           R100RQA via RN1ON
  8S6VAN via SM6JSM          GB1DLH via GB1FBS           R863LK via RV3LK
  9A/HA8BE via HA8BE         GB2CAS via MM5PSL (d)       RA0/UR5HVR via UR5HVR
  9M4LHJ via 9W2BUG (d)      GB2ELH via MM5PSL (d)       RW0AJ via W3HNK
  9M4LHM via 9M8WAT (d)      GB2LBN via GM4UYZ           S521EB via S58Q
  9M4LHO via 9M-(B)          GB5PSL via 2E0ZDX           S541EB via S5-(B)
  9X0ZM via JO1CRA           GN0LIX via MI0RGX           S543EB via S5-(B)
  AO8LH via EA8AKN           HA75KBF via HA5KBF          S544EB via S54G
  AT13LH via VU2JHM (d)      HF7BOL via SQ9NIU           S546EB via S50E
  C4I via LZ2HM (d)          HL3/SQ9KWW via SQ9KWW (d/e) SD7V via DL2VFR
  CQ7LW via CT1EWA           HZ1XB via IZ8CLM            SN0LIW via SP5SMY
  CR5FB via CT2IUB       II8LH via HB9FHZ (B);IK8YFU (d) SN16LH via SP1ZZ
  CR5LSV via CT5KAO          IP1T via IZ5JLF          SP/DGOOME via DG0OME (d)
  CR6FNA via CT1MH           IQ3MB via IN3VVK            SV5/LA9QJA via LA9QJA
  CV1T via EA5KB             IX1/IW1RLC via IW1RLC       SV9/DF3MC via DF3MC
  CV5A via CX2ABC (d)        JH1GBZ via JH5GHM           T40C via EA7FTR (d)
  DK75FOC via DJ2BW          KH0/K3BI via JJ3AZA         TF/LX1NO via LX1NO
  EA5/DL2OBT via DL2OBT      KP4LH via KP4UNO            TM57YL via F-11734
  EA6/F6GIN via F6GIN        LA/HF7BOL/M via SQ9NIU      V31PA/p via DL1CW
  EA8/DL7VOA via DL7VOA      LX/PA7JWC via PA7JWC        XV5HS via EA5ZD
  ED2SPS via EA2SPS          MJ0CTR via M0CTR            YS1/NP3J via EA5GL
  EG1CDT via EA1HNP (d)      OI3V/LH via OH3KAV (B)      ZA/YT5EA via YT5EA
  EG8HKT via EA8RCK          OO4IVU via ON4IVU           ZM4B via ZL2BR
  EH1LHA via EA1RKA          OR5T via ON4ALY             ZS6/OE1ZKC via OE1ZKC
  EH7FDM via EA7DN           OR9W/P via ON4CB
  EI0M/p via EI6IZ           PA25SCH/LH via PD2RKG
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only

  CU3AA via direct, by the Bureau, eQSL or LoTW. Activity this past
  weekend during the ILLW was from Farol da Ponta da Serreta/Ponta
  da Serreta Lighthouse. Reference numbers are: ILLW PT-0029, ARLHS
  AZO-022, AFFA CUFF-083 (Área Protegida para a Gestão de Habitats ou
  Espécies do Planalto Central e Costa Noroeste), DPRN/WWFF CTFF-052,
  DMP 1901, DDFP AGH-017, DFP FAZ-014, DFFP FP-154, WCA CT-0369, DMHP
  AZ-021, DIA CU3, DIP AZ-003 and PIP AC-003.

  AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION activated Toro Point Lighthouse (PAN 021)
  during this past weekend's ILLW.

  BOGUS ALERT. Rick, K6VVA, reports that someone posted a bogus cluster
  spot that had him operating as K6VVA/P5 on 20 meters.

  VY2/VE1OTA via VE3EXY, direct or by the Bureau. Dana, VE1VOX, was
  operating from the West Point Lighthouse (CAN-524, IOTA NA-029) in
  this past weekend's ILLW.

  RX6LG, V51YJ, V6B and VE3XN

  9X0ZM, D2QR, D64K, HD8A, HK1/F6BFH, J75PX, JT1CO, OJ0R, RI1ANU, TO5PX,

  9U7T, A61C, A92IO, AL7HG, EN2012UEFA, EY8/K4ZW, FM5WE, FS/N0BSH,
  H44MX, HG2011N, HK3W, J28RO, JG8NQJ/JD1, K9AJ/VY0, KL7D, KL7/N6PG,
  KP2/K0BBC, KP4RV, LZ1620PPZ, LZ969SCP, MU/PA9M, NL7HH, OE2013Q, OE2013S,
  OG3077F, PJ2/AA1M, PJ2/K9WVB, PJ2/W8WTS, PJ7/K3TC, PJ7/WA1S, RP67NF,
  RW0BG/9, S9MX, SV5/LZ1WL, SV5/SM8C, T32AJ, TI5/K9NW, TU2SI, UN9L,

SV5, DODECANESE. Hans, ON6ZK, will be active as SV5/ON6ZK/P from Kos
Islands (EU-001) between August 23-30th. Activity will be on 20 meters
mainly. Watch 14170 kHz for SSB or 14050 kHz for CW. Equipment will be
a FT-857 with 50 watts using a fishstick pole as a 1/4 vertical from
the hotel balcony. QSL via ON6ZK, by the Bureau (preferred) or direct
with SASE.

TM5, FRANCE (Special YL Event). It was announced that French YLs will be
gathering in Sarayonne on August 24th. To celebrate this event, look for
special event station TM5SIA to be active until that day. Activity will
be on the HF bands and 2 meters. YL operators mentioned Aline/F4GPA,
Christine/F4GDI, Maryse/F4HBC, Sophie/F4DHQ, Marie F5UAY and Brigitte/
F4DPD and Danielle/F0GLR (2m op!). QSL via F5KCC or eQSL. For more
details, see:

VP2M, MONTSERRAT. Alan, N3AD, will once again be active as VP2MMM during
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-
Power entry. Activity will be from Gingerbread Hill in St.Peter's. Alan
informs OPDX [edited], "I will arrive on Tuesday, November 19th and
leave on Tuesday, November 26th. Since I have to assemble antennas there,
I will not be on the air before Wednesday or possible Thursday. I will
be active in the contest and will be on before the contest depending on
how many snags I run into assembling antennas. Before the contest, I
will stick with CW on 160-10 meters as at that time my goal is to test
the station for the contest. On Monday after the contest, I do have to
disassemble antennas, but will try to leave one wire antenna up and use
it with tuner on some of the WARC bands - CW only." QSL via W3HNK.

W9DXCC DX CONVENTION (Update/Press Release). Jim, N7US, sent the following
dated August 14th [edited]: "Thanks to those who have already registered
for W9DXCC. For those who haven't registered, the cutoff for the discount
hotel rate using the group code of 'W9D' is next Friday, August 23rd, and
the pre-registration convention discount ends August 31st. The hotel's
Web site is:   
  The list of W9DXCC speakers has been updated to those shown below. Please
encourage your friends and fellow club members to join us for an outstanding
convention. --- ANNOUNCING The 61st Annual W9DXCC Convention & Banquet,
Saturday, September 21, 2013, Holiday Inn - Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
Sponsored by the Northern Illinois DX Association.
                      Banquet Speaker: Joe Taylor  K1JT
                      Master of Ceremonies: Jim O’Connell W9WU
      T6MO Afghanistan Operations – Eric Hall K9GY
      Propagation Update – Cycle 24 Predictions – Carl Luetzelschwab K9LA
      H44AJ DXpedition to Sikaiana Atoll – Mike McGirr K9AJ
      NH8S Swains and 3D2C Conway Reef – Craig Thompson K9CT
      Amsterdam Is Preparations FT5ZM – Jerry Rosalius WB9Z
      Flag Antennas - an Update – Gary Breed K9AY
      Is 3 dB Worth a Divorce? – Glenn Johnson W0GJ
      20 Years of VooDoo Radio – Lee Finkel KY7M
      Northern California DX Foundation Update
      And much more – See website for details


  DX University 2013 - Learn the details of successful DXing from: Carl
                       Luetzelschwab K9LA, Dave Patton NN1N, John Sweeny
                       K9EL, Paul DeFelice K9NU, Mike McGirr K9AJ, and
                       Jack Hudson W9MU
  Friday,  September 20th  9 AM–5 PM

    Register for the course 'DX University' from 10 am-5 pm Friday
    Friday Welcome Pizza Reception and Registration 5pm Friday

  FOLLOWED BY: Late Friday Hospitality Suite Hosted by Northern Illinois
               DX Association

  STAY LATE: Saturday Night Hospitality Suite Hosted by Greater Milwaukee
             DX Association

  For further convention information, contact Kermit Carlson, W9XA,

  For information about taking the course 'DX University,' contact
  Jack Hudson, W9MU, at: 

  Details and Registration at:
  Elk Grove Village Holiday Inn – Special Room Rate Code: 'W9D' "

WEBINAR (2013 IARU Contest From ET3AA). Ken Claerbout, K4ZW, shares his
experience of operating the 2013 IARU Contest with students of the Addis
Ababa Institute of Technology from their club station ET3AA. Attendees
will see the history of ET3AA and preparation leading up to the contest.
This was the very first contest for many of the ET3AA students. See how
they did! As a bonus, Ken will share some secrets of breaking DX pile-ups
as learned from the DX side of things. Webinar date is Thursday, August
29th; Time - 9 PM EDT (Friday, August 30th - 01:00 UTC). The registration
link is:

XP, GREENLAND. Henning, OU2I/OZ1BII, will once again be active as XP2I
from Kanger-lussuaq between November 21-24th. Activity will be CW only
on all HF bands. He will participate during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via
LoTW. For more details and updates, see:

XZ, MYANMAR. On short notice this past week, Zorro, JH1AJT, was active
from Nay Pyi Taw, on a mission for the Foundation for Global Children
(FGC), and received operating permission on August 13th from the Ministry
of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) which is good until
September 12th. However, by the time you read this Zorro will be QRT on
Saturday, August 17th. The good news is that Zorro will return in early
September and sometime in November. Activity will be limited to his spare
time. He uses a TS-590 and two GPs, for 20 and 17m (watch 14250, 18125
and 18145 kHz). QSL via JH1AJT: Zorro Miyazawa, P.O. Box 8, Oiso, Naka-gun,
Kanagawa 259-0111, JAPAN.

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