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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1085
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1085
November 5, 2012
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
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**** EDITOR'S COMMENT: If you were on Daylight Saving Time (DST), did
you remember to turn your clock back an hour?
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 28th-October, through Sunday, 4th-November there were 228
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P,
8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV,
BY, C2, 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, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0,
HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, JA, JD/m,
JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY,
LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4,
PJ5, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF,
TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4,
V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU,
XE, XT, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8,
ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZL7, 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).
7Q, MALAWI. David, WA1LBP/7J6CBQ, seems to be a new operator in Malawi
and was issued the callsign 7Q7DFC on October 10th. He has been in Malawi
since mid-September. There have been reports that he has been on 10 and
6 meters. QSL via OE4VIE. David has a Twitter at:
9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO (Cancelled). Jim, N6TJ, has canncelled his activity
as 9Y4W from Scarborough, Tobago Island (SA-009, WLOTA 0412), for the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 24-25th). His host on Tobago has a broken tower and
there is no time to fix it before the contest.
A3, TONGA. Jacek, SP5EAQ, will be active as A3EAQ from Tongatapu Island
(OC-049) between March 26th and April 16th. Activity will be on 80-10
meters SSB only. QSL via SP5EAQ, direct or by the Bureau. For more details
and updates, watch: http://sp5drh.com/a3eaq
A5, BHUTAN. Zorro, JH1AJT, will be active as A5A between November 8-15th.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters but with limited spare time operations.
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
CO8LY (Lost Home and in Trouble). Dennis, K7BV, received the following
from Eduardo, CO8LY, a long time HF and 6m op who has given so many their
No.1 Cuba contact [edited]: "Dear Friends, I have sad news, the hurricane
Sandy destroyed my house. I've lost everything, I need all I ask for help,
please communicate with my manager EA7ADH or send me SMS to my cell
My mother is very ill and my situation is very difficult. Sorry for the
inconvenience. My city Santiago de Cuba was destroyed by the hurricane.
Big hug, Eduardo, CO8LY, I'm using tractuctor excuse the bad english."
Dennis states, "I am going to be sending Eduardo some help. Rather than
load Eduardo up with a lot of SMS charges, I would be happy to serve as
a collection point for others wishing to send help. He is going to need
a complete station, accessories, etc. too, it appears. Thanks for your
consideration. Drop me a private note if you would like to send something
to our buddy..... 73 Dennis Motschenbacher K7BV
PS: Spread the word please."
CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Update). PRESS RELEASE - date October 28th [edited]:
"Ron/AA4VK and Murray/WA4DAN were forced to leave Sable Island around
1915z on Saturday due to the dangerous East Coast storm. The effects of
the storm were already being felt on the island as the sand landing area
was flooding due to the rising tide and large breakers.
Naturally we were very disappointed to cut short the DXpedition by four
days. We had little choice as we could have been stranded on the island
for weeks. Traveling to Sable is always a challenge no matter what time
of year it is. We certainly have first-hand knowledge of this! During
the 4.5 days of the DXpedition, Ron and Murray logged approximately
13,000 Q's. This DXpedition was highly focused on 10,12 and 15 meters
where the most demand existed. Our mono-band yagi's and vertical antennas
performed very well in the very strong winds. We had to double stake the
guy lines for the antenna masts.
We would like to thank Gerry Forbes, the officer-in-charge on Sable
Island, and Maritime Air for safely getting us off the island.
73, Ron/AA4VK and Murray/WA4DAN"
ADDED NOTE: Alan, VE1AWW, is expected to be active again as CY0/VE1AWW
sometime this past week or very soon. On his QRZ.com page he stated on
October 30th, "Sorry to one and all for the great delay in QSL replies
and email replies. My laptop with logs died just after I was shut down
late last June. I now have the computer and logs back. I am headed back
to CY0 later this week. I will sort through the backlog out there and
post them on my return to the mainland (late December). I will post here
(QRZ.com) when back on the island." His bands of activity are unsure,
but he likes to operate on SSB and PSK. QSL via his home callsign, direct
or by the Bureau.
EL, LIBERIA (Update). Look for the VooDoo Contest Group to once again be
active from here between November 17-27th. This is their 24th straight
year. Operations will be from a location just South of Monrovia, the
capital of Liberia. Their main goal is to be an entry in the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-Multi category using the callsign
EL2A. Outside of the contest the operators will use their own personal
callsigns. Operators mentioned are Ned/AA7A (EL2ES), Roger/G3SXW (EL2A),
Fred/G4BWP (EL2WP), John/G4IRN (EL2RN), Mike/KC7V (EL2MF), Lee/KY7M
(EL2LF) and Bud/N7CW (EL2CW). QSL via their home callsign, except EL2WP
via G5LP. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog (w/OQRS available)
as soon as possible, probably after their return home.
ET, ETHIOPIA (Special Event/Press Release). ET3AA - Ethiopian Amateur
Radio Club Announcement - "In celebration of our dear mentor's passing,
Mr. Sidney May (ET3SID), our club will make 10,000 QSOs starting on
Tuesday, October 29, 2012, and will end once the QSO count has been
achieved. In March 2012, Sid was instrumental in having the ET3AA -
Ethiopian Amateur Radio Club set-up as a formal organization. With the
students receiving US Ham Radio Call-Signs and four students becoming
ARRL VE's, this allowed the ET3AA call sign to be transferred from Sid
May's name to the club, therefore allowing the club to continue using
the ET3AA call sign. The club is officially re-opened.
Mr. David Collingham (K3LP), working with the Ethiopian Amateur Radio
Club, will prepare a color QSL card with our club input and will pay
for the cost for printing the QSL cards. Mr. Bob Schenck (N2OO) has
agreed to be our QSL Manager for this event. Please do not send prior
QSL requests to Bob since he does not have the ET3SID or ET3AA logs
except for the brief K3LP visits in Aug. 3-5, 2011 and Dec. 8-13, 2011.
We are in the process of setting up a new PO Box for the club and will
add the new address information to our website once available.
Please the use the DX Code of Conduct. Please be kind and work with
our students as we learn and improve of radio operating skills.
ET3AAA - Ethiopian Amateur Radio Club
EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Jyrki "Jay", OH6CS, will be active as EA8CUU from
Gßldar, Gran Canaria (AF-004, DIE S-005, WLOTA L 0969), during the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??) entry.
QSL via OH6CS direct. Outside of the contest, look for Jay to do some
50 MHz CW/SSB-activity as EA8/OH6CS (QTH loc. IL28DD) between November
22-28th. For more details about the station, see:
EF8, CANARY ISLANDS. Luis, EA8AY, will use the special callsign EF8USA
from Tenerife Island (IOTA AF-004, DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276, EAA TF) during
the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-
Power entry. QSL via W2GR. Visit his Web site at: http://www.ea8ay.com/ef8x
FM/TO7, MARTINIQUE. Dimitry, UT5UGR, will be active as FM/KL7WA from
Martinique (NA-107) between November 19-26th. Activity will also include
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) signing TO7A as a Single-Op/
Multi-Band entry. QSL via UT5UGR.
FM/TO5, MARTINIQUE. Valery, R5GA, will once gain be active as FM/R5GA
from FM5BH's QTH between February 11-17th. Activity will include the ARRL
DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-power entry
and using the callsign TO5X. Outside of the contest, his activity will
probably be on CW mainly and on 160-10 meters, especially on the 30/17/12
meters. QSL via LoTW or via UA3DX.
FM/TO5, MARTINIQUE (NA-107). Al, F5VHJ, will once again be active as
TO5A, from FM5BH's QTH during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) as
a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via F5VHJ, direct or by the
Bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW.
GJ/MJ0, JERSEY. Mat, MJ0ASP (aka-F5SHQ), will be active as GJ2A during
the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.
QSL via the LoTW.
HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Sergey, R4WAA, will be active as R4WAA/HI7 between
November 21-30th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters and the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 24-25th). QSL via his home callsign by the Bureau.
SA-018. Javier, CD6713, indicates that he has "a legal as Aspirant's
license", and can transmit on bands of 10, 40 and 80 meters
and VHF, from the Chiloe Island. QSL only direct. See details
and pictures of his station on QRZ.com.
SA-087. Members of the RÝa Deseado Radio Club, who were expected to
be active this past week as LT0X from Penguin Island, had to
reschedule their DXpedition due to weather. The operation is
postponed one week. Activity will now take place between
Friday, November 9th and Sunday, November 11th. There has
been no activity from this island for 12 years. Activity
will be on 80/40/20/15/12/10 meters, possibly 6 meters, using
CW, SSB and PSK31, with three stations active on the air.
QSL via LU7DSY.
SA-096. (NEW IOTA) It was announced this past week that operators
Cezar/VE3LYC and Johan/PA3EXX, along with two Argentinian
operators, plan to activate Escondida Island in the Chubut
Province North IOTA Group early January 2013. Activity will
be for four days using two stations. Bands, modes and callsign
were not mentioned or provided. QSL via VE3LYC, direct or by
the Bureau. Hopefully, more details will be forthcoming.
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For November). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of November:
GX4BJC/A - Operated from Great Missenden, in Buckinghamshire, by
John, G8XTJ. (/A WAB Square P80 - England & IOTA ■U-005).
MX1SWL/A - Operated from Hartford, in Cambridgeshire, by Tom, G3RPV.
(/A WAB Square L27 - England & IOTA ■U-005).
ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual
operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL
info is on <www.iswl.org.uk> or <www.qrz.com> or via <www.eQSL.cc>.
NO LoTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see
<www.iswl.org.uk> for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for
JU850, MONGOLIA (Special Event). Baterdene, JT1CS, reports to look for
special event stations to be on the air to celebrate Chinggis Khan's
850th birthday between November 14-21st. Mongolian amateur radio operators
will be active using special event callsigns such as JU850AA, etc...
QSL via info on QRZ.com. A "Chinggis Khan Award" will be issued free to
those who make three contacts with three different special event callsigns,
i.e, JU850AA, JU850DA, JU850DN.... on any mode or bands. Please send your
request with QSO detail information to: MRSF at MRSF.MN
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 5-11th)....
Nov/05th AN Nov/08th HN Nov/10th HN
Nov/06th AN Nov/09th HN-LN Nov/11th HN-AN
SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
----------------- ------ -------- ------
AN - Above Normal Quiet K 1 0-7
HN - High Normal Unsettled K 8-15
LN - Low Normal Active K 16-29
BN - Below Normal Minor Storm K 30-49
DIS - Disturbed Major Storm K 50-99
VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K 9 100-400
KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Operators Jussi-Pekka/OH6RX and Esa/OH7WV will be
active from Saipan Island (OC-086) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. Callsign and QSL info will be announced
later. Time permitting, some operating outside of contest one day before
and one day after may take place. Operators have the Saipan Rental Shack
for November 22-27th, and will probably use the callsigns KH0/homecall
outside of the contest. For more details about the Saipan Rental Shack,
see the following Web page at:
NEWS RELEASE ("DXER'S IDEAS SOUGHT FOR MEETING INCREASING DXPEDITION
COSTS"): "LEICESTER, NC, Oct. 31 --- The DX Magazine, whose current issue
features an article, 'Dealing with the skyrocketing costs of DXpeditions,'
is asking DXer's for their ideas on how to increase the level of funding
for future major DXpeditions.
Carl Smith, N4AA, Editor and Publisher of the DX Magazine, says 'Major
DXpeditions to entities in the top ten of the most wanted list can cost
500,000 USDs or more to activate. This poses a major fund raising challenge
to organizers, with costs rising rapidly for such big ticket items as
logistics, including transportation, licensing, and permits, along with
inflation,' he said. Specific costs are documented in the article appearing
in the November-December issue of The DX Magazine.
Smith said, 'DXer's are invited to send their ideas to the DX Magazine,
which will be reporting the results in a future issue. All suggestions
are welcome, and may be either anonymous or identified by the contributor's
name and call.'
Send ideas and comments to: DXpedition Costs Survey, c/o D.E. 'Dee'
Logan, W1HEO, 9901 Cypress Circle, Mentor, OH 44060-7221. E-mail to:
OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Operator Tomi, OH6EI, will once again be active as
OH0Z during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/
All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via W0MM.
PJ5, ST. EUSTATIUS. A team of JA operators will be active as PJ5J from
St. Eustatius (NA-145) between November 30th and December 12th. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Operations
will emphasize the lower bands, especially 160m, and working stations
from AS/JA. They will participate in the ARRL 10m Contest (December 8-9th)
and possibly other contests during that period. The team plans on at least
one station on the air for 24 hours day, and possibly another one or two
stations to operate simultaneously according to the band openings. Two
stations will have 500w amps and another will operate barefoot. Antennas
will be verticals for the low bands (w/beverage) and a Spiderbeam for
the higher bands. Operators mentioned are Takayuki/JA1MZL (team leader),
Yutaka/JJ1LIB, Naoki/JN1RVS, Hideyuki/JJ1CBY, Katsu/JA1DXA, Toshihiko/
JN1HOW and Isao/JH1ROJ. QSL Manager will be Nao, JA1HGY. Logs will be
updated daily to ClubLog and to LoTW after the operation. A OQRS will
be available. No Web page was mentioned.
PT0S, ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL ROCKS (Update). As per the PT0S Web page
dated October 31st, from George, AA7JV [edited]: "Most of the PT0S team
is now in Natal. Fred, PY2XB, is going to join us on November 3rd. All
our gear has made it and is being stored at the local radio club. Because
importation into Brazil can be difficult and slow, we feel that we have
passed one of the most worrisome hurdles we've faced. We are now procuring
supplies and items that we decided to purchase locally, such as car
batteries, camping gear, etc. Local HAM-s, especially Mauricio Barreto,
PS7RK, have been incredibly generous helping us to buy supplies and make
the final preparations.
We are on schedule to leave for St. Peter and St. Paul Archipelago on
November 5th. The weather forecast is favorable, which is good news, as
seas can be rough along the 620 nautical mile passage. We -- and all our
gear -- will be travelling on the 70 foot fishing boat Transmar II, along
with 8 fishermen. It will be tight and the lighter the seas the more
bearable the passage will be.
We are hoping for a good and productive operation, where in addition
to getting a lot of calls into the log, the entire community will have
fun. We will soon start publishing operating tips and advice on how to
work us best. In the meantime, please keep the following in mind: 'THE
DX'ERS CODE OF CONDUCT'." -- which is listed on their Web page at:
PZ, SURINAM. Yuri, VE3DZ, will be active as PZ5T from Surinam between
November 20-27th. Activity includes the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Outside of the contest, look
for him to be on CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign.
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated November 4th)
8P5A via NN1N HS0ZJF/9 via ON4AFU SV5/SV1LK via SV1LK
9A20HRS via 9A3JB II5LDV via IQ5LV SX100SKG via SZ2T (d)
9J2BO via G3TEV OE5D via OE2UKL TM7VG via F6KUF
9M2MRS via PA0RRS OK5T via OK1VSL WA5PS/KH0 via JK1FNL
CT9/DJ8VC via DJ8VC P29FR via I2RFJ Z38/HA2SX via HA2SX
CX2DK via EA5GL (B) P29VPB via G3KHZ ZL7A via JF1OCQ
DV7HTK via JA1HTK PJ2/DL5RDP via DL5RDP ZS7/DL1LLL via DL5EBE
EA9EU via EA5KB R400NO via RA3TYL
EO3Q via UR3QCW SV5/SM8C via SM0CMH
(d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only
3B9SP OQRS. The OQRS (Online QSL Request Service) for the 3B9SP DXpedition
is now available online for requesting both direct and Bureau cards at:
8P6DR QSL STATUS. Richard, G3RWL, reports on:
October 29th - "I have written cards for the bureau. Tomorrow I'll
start on 86 direct cards."
October 31st - "All direct cards received will be mailed today.
Awaiting TQSL certificates for LOTW upload."
NEW QSL ROUTE. Rex, NR6M, reports that he is now the QSL Manager for
H44RK. His address and instructions are available on QRZ.com.
NEW QSL ROUTE. Ron, AC7DX, reports that he is now the QSL Manager for
D2ZR in Angola. QSL only direct; no Bureau Please. See QSL mailing
info for AC7DX on QRZ.com.
NEW QSL ROUTE. Ralph, H44RK, is now the QSL Manager for H44A and H40A
which are expected to be club callsigns for an Amateur Radio Club on
NEW QSL ROUTE CHANGE. Dave, G4FRE/WW2R, informs OPDX that as of October
1st, 2012, the ONLY QSL route for the following callsigns are now G4FRE
and not WW2R. Callsigns are: MW2I, GW0FRE, GC0FRE, WW2R, N4FRE, 9H3MX,
9H3MW, ZB2IQ, PJ4/WG3I, WG3I/C6A, ZF1IQ, ZB2IQ, VK2IDR, VR2EK, ON8QK
and EI4VCH. The direct address for G4FRE is available on QRZ.com.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5U8NK, AY4DX, BU2AW, CU3AC, D4A, EA1DR, EI5JQ,
EI80IRTS, GI4SJQ, GI7AXB, HG7T, J43J, KH8/DL3DXX, KL7KY, KL7RA, KP4RV,
LA7DHA, LR3M, LZ2HM, MI0AYR, MM0AMW, MM0TFU, MW0RLJ, OZ5E, P43E, PY1PL,
PY1RJ, S57AL, SJ2W, UA2FR, UA6DX, VE3CX, VE3YAA, VE4VT, VK3TDX, VO1TA,
WP2Z, XE2B and ZL1BYZ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3C0E, 4J5A, 7O6T, 5T0JL, 9M2FB, HL3ERJ,
JA1NLX/VK4, KP2/KW5E, T77C, VA7AQ/NLF, VK9CS, VP8LP, VU7M, ZA/OK2BOB,
ZD9UW, ZG2FX and ZS7/DL1LLL
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 1B/DH8WLA, 3A/AI5P, 401A, 403A, 6W/LX1DA,
8P9MS, 9H3YM, 9H9OB, 9L7NS, 9X0CW, AH2L, C56E, C91TK, CN2A, CT9/DJ6TF,
CT9/DL3KWF, EL2ES, FP/KV1J, FR/DJ7RJ, HK3DC, HR9/EA1APV, HR9/AI5P,
HZ1AN, J7DM, KH6/K9FD, KL7/DL3LAB, KL7/K6VVA, KP2/AB1NL, KP2/AG1LE,
OX/DL1RTL, PJ2/W5XU, PJ2/W0NB, PJ4R, PJ5/K1XM, S9DX, SV9/WB2GAI/P,
TK/DL9YBY, TX3D, V21ZG, V5/DK1CE, VK9N/AI5P, VP2MDG, VP5T, VP5/WA2VYA,
VP9BO, VP9/N1SV, WP4JCF, WP4NTJ, XE2MX, XU7MWA, XV4YY, ZD9AH, ZK3YA
RI1, ANTARCTICA. RI1ANF/P is quite often active from the Russian Priroda
Refuge (WAP RUS-15) which is not too far away from Bellingshausen Base,
on South Shetlands. On his previous visits to Priroda Refuge (last Oct.
21-22nd and Oct. 25-28th), Oleg made over 1200 QSOs operating as RI1ANF/P.
He will try to activate Priroda Refuge again until the first week of
November, so ... stay tuned! QSL via RK1PWA. ADDED NOTE: Oleg Neruchev,
ZS1OIN (UA3HK), will replace Oleg Sakharov as new Chief of Bellingshausen
Base (WAP RUS-01) and will be active on all bands, mostly CW, after
February 12th as RI1ANU instead of the normally used RI1ANF callsign.
More info about the Antarctica is available on the WAP Web site at:
S7, SEYCHELLES. Hardy, DL8NU, will be active as S79NU from Mahe Atoll
(AS-013) between November 9-24th. Activity will be on the HF bands and
mostly on CW. QSL via his home callsign.
* Yuri, UT1FG/MM, reports having a very rare (Grid FK69ow -> GG24PL)
5217km 144.300 MHz contact with Alberto, ZP9SC, on November 2nd, at
2359z . Yuri monitors 50.110 and 144.300 MHz and is currently in
the Atlantic (GL05) headed for the English Channel. When not on
6 and 2 meters, he is working the FM and SSB satellites with his
Elk and "CJU" antennas, and an IC706 from rare wet grids.
* Larry, VY0HL, in FP53 is back on the satellites. He favors VO-52
and is in the rare Canadian Territory of Nunavut.
* Daniel, AL7RS, in AP65 and in Teller, Alaska (on the Bearing Sea),
likes CW on FO-29. E-mail him for a schedule.
T6, AFGHANISTAN. Ilian, LZ1CNN (ex-YI9LZ), will be active as T6LG from
Kandahar during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/
All-Band/Low-Power entry. Ilian will be here until February 2013. Activity
is usually on 80-6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL Manager is LZ1ZF. Postal
address since September 1st, 2012, for LZ1ZF is: G. Vodenicharov, P.O.
Box 25, 3600 Lom, BULGARIA. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW. Also, the
log for T6LG is now available on ClubLog.
TF, ICELAND. Siggi, TF3CW, has announced that he will be active as TF2CW
in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as Single-Op/All-Band entry.
QSL via LX1NO. QTH is the TF2LL Borgarnes station.
TK, CORSICA. Paul, G4BKI (W4/VP9KF), will be active as TK/G4BKI from
Corsica between April 4-18th (2013) from various locations. QSL via
TX5, CLIPPERTON ISLAND (Update). The 2013 Cordell Expedition to Clipperton
Island posted on November 1st that Roman, US5WDX, has joined the TX5Q
VU3/P, ANTARCTICA (Update). Gianni, I1HYW, informs OPDX that Bhagwati
Prasad is still active as VU3BPZ/P from the new Indian Base 'Bharati'
(WAP IND-04) in Antarctica, until November 22-23rd. The new team will
be there around November 15th, and Bhagwati (VU3BPZ) will move on board
the "P/S Ivan Papanin", soon after he hands over the Bharati radio equip-
ment. He should be ready to operate as VU3BPZ/MM between December 5-6th
and January 2nd (2013). At the moment, during the day light, he is busy
doing several duties and Bharati station activities, so it could be that
sometimes he cannot operate the radio as per schedule. However, when he
gets spare time, he will be on the frequencies as per the following table:
15M Band 21260 +/- 2 0915-1000z EU, ASIA & Pacific
17M Band 18150 +/- 2 1015-1200z JA, VU, Asia and Pacific
20M Band 14180 +/- 2 1400-1500z EU, ASIA & Pacific
17M Band 18150 +/- 2 1530-1615z EU, North America & ASIA
20M Band 14180 +/- 2 1630-1745z EU, South America
20M Band 14242 0130-0300z North & South America
Operations will be SSB for the above times/frequencies. The Bharati
Station (Larsemann Hills, Antarctica) is actually getting 19 hours of
daylight; sunrise 2126z, sunset 1554z and Local time TC+5 hrs. QSL
for VU2BPZ/P is in the printing process. QSL Manager I1HYW will start
to QSL about November 15th.
ZL7, CHATHAM ISLAND. Just a reminder that Hiro, JF1OCQ/W1VX/ZL1WY, is now
active as ZL7A from the Chatham Islands (OC-038) until November 9th.
Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes, with
an emphasis on 80 and 6 meters. A beacon will be on 50.117 MHz around the
clock. Hiro will use a TS-590S w/ACOM1000 into a Husler vertical for HF,
and a FT-100 without a Linear Amp into 4 element yagi for 6 meters. QSL via
JF1OCQ, direct (see QRZ.com) or by the Bureau (E-mail requests available)
or LoTW. NO eQSL. For more details, see:
ZL9, CAMPBELL ISLAND (Press Release). Ed, VK2ARE, Australian publicity
Officer for ZL9HR, sent out the following on October 26th: "Thanks for
your support of ZL9HR - Campbell Island. This update will be short
Everything is on schedule; the team is excited and ready to begin
their journey to New Zealand. Team members will begin arriving in
Invercargill, NZ, on November 22nd.
The majority of our equipment arrived at a storage facility in
Invercargill on Oct 18th.
November 23rd - The equipment will be taken to the NZ Department of
Conservation (DoC) Quarantine Inspection station.
November 24th - Everything will be unpacked and inspected; including
personal items, once inspected everything will remain
at the station until departure.
November 25th - The team returns to the inspection station for DoC
briefings on: safety, landing permit conditions and
working around the islands wildlife.
November 26th - The team again returns to the DoC inspection station
for inspection of personal items not processed on
- Equipment will be trucked to Bluff, NZ, and loaded
aboard the boat for departure, currently scheduled
at approximately 12:00 (local).
- Several local hams have offered to assist with
loading the boat.
With good weather we estimate the voyage will take 40 hours, arriving
at Perseverance Harbor sometime between midnight and 06:00 (local) on
During the DX-pedition daily traffic with the team will be handled by
the designated Pilot stations. We ask the DX community to direct their
compliments / suggestions / concerns to the Pilots who will summarize
and forward to us via E-mail. We plan to upload photos and logs on a
daily basis. The Pilots are listed on the Team page of our web site at:
Team member Dave, K3EL, updated his ZL9HR blog on Oct. 21st at:
Initially we had a band / mode survey page on the web site; due to
some Internet pranksters the survey was removed. However, we did collect
enough data to get a view of needed bands / modes.
In closing we want to again thank the corporate sponsors, clubs,
foundations and individuals who have provided products and funding to
make the activation of Campbell Island a reality after a long radio
That's it for now; safe travels to the ZL9HR team as they begin their
journey. Our next update will be in November from New Zealand.
73, Gene, K5GS, for the ZL9HR team"
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