OPDX DX Bulletim 1064 DATE 05-06-2012 (atualizado todas as terças-feiras)

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Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, W2GR, WO2N, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KH6BZF, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, CO8ZZ, CT6ARL, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DL9WVM, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWX, IT9RYJ, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PS7AB, PT7ZT, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SV1RK, TA1HZ, 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, 27th-May, through Sunday, 3rd-June there were 227 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E3, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J8, JA, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, 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, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T5, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS

PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).

8Q, MALDIVES Juergen, OE4JHW, reports that he will do a suitcase DX- pedition to Kuredu Island between September 2-4th. More details will be forthcoming soon.

A5, BHUTAN The members of the FGC DX Group (Foundation for Global Children) will continue to be active as A5A from a mountain area in Bhutan until June 6th. The ClubLog shows as of 0851z, June 3rd, the A5A team has made 28113 QSOs with 12290 unique callsigns (14883/CW and 13280/SSB). Breakdown is: 187/AF, 5147/AS, 18093/EU, 4327/NA, 163/OC and 196/SA. QSL A5A via JH1AJT (see Web page for details). For more details and update, visit the A5A Web apge at: http://bhutan2012.com/index.php

A6, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Ulli, DL9WVM, will once again be active as A6/DL9WVM from Dubai between June 10-30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. He informs OPDX that any SKED requests can be arranged via SKYPE (account 'dl9wvm'). Ulli states that he is working remotely from Dubai for his company in Berlin and sits the whole day 'beside' his equipment. QSL via LoTW, or via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Meanwhile, Ulli mentions that his friend Tom/DL2RMC is also active from Abu Dhabi which started around May 29th, and he will be there for 3 weeks depending on his job in UAE. Callsign is A6/DL2RMC and his license has already been issued.

CONTEST CHART CORRECTION Please note that in OPDX. 1063 the "NG3K CQWW WPX CW Contest chart" listed VK9PN as Norfolk Island. This is incorrect and should be Lowe Island.

CS, PORTUGAL Members of the Amateur Radio Association of the District of Leiria (ARAL) will activate CS5FAT from its facilities in the Cova da Iria at the Shrine of Fatima between June 10-13th. Activity will be on the HF, VHF and UHF bands. QSL via CT6ARL, direct or by the Bureau. Amateur radio operators are invited to operate from the Shrine of Fatima between now and October on the dates 10, 11, 12 and 13 of every month or such other dates of amateur radio convenience by appointment. For more details, see (QRZ.com) or the Blog page: http://cs5fat.blogspot.pt

CY9, ST. PAUL ISLAND (Press Release #2) On May 25th, the CY9M team reports: "Time is flying! Two months today the CY9M team will be making their way to Sydney, Nova Scotia, then onwards to the northernmost tip of Cape Breton, ready to depart for St Paul island on July 26th. Much has happened since the first press release in February. Those who keep an eye on the CY9M Web site will note major organizations such as Northern California DX Foundation http://www.ncdxf.org and ARRL Colvin Award http://www.ncdxf.org have agreed to financially back our plans. Together, with all other kind donors and clubs, we thank them sincerely. The team makes special mention to Al, VE1AL, for his local logistical help. His ongoing assistance is much appreciated. Meanwhile, the last few weeks has seen a host of sponsors commit to the expedition. Elecraft, main equipment sponsor of our expedition, is providing six K3 transceivers. We are indebted to Elecraft for their support. DX Engineering, Tigertronics, Waters & Stanton, Heil Sound, Spiderbeam, RF Power and Vibroplex have shown faith in our activation by generously supporting too. G3TXQ Broadband Hexbeam by MW0JZE is providing the team with three antennas. Using both Hexbeams and vertical arrays, we hope to be heard from the island! M2 Antenna Systems are also contributing with a 50 MHz yagi/beam ­ we know how wanted St Paul island is on 6m and cross fingers for good openings. As mentioned previously, there are few landing spots on the island. Actual station location will be determined where we land. From planning discussions, we know each proposed location has positives and negatives to certain regions around the globe ­ therefore this is very much an "on the day" set-up at any given landing spot. Now the shipping process begins. If you would like to donate any amount to the CY9M St Paul Island Dxpedition, please click here: http://www.cy9m.com/donor Feel free to follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/CY9M and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CY9M.2012 - nearer the time of departure (and afterwards) various team members will update as we journey. Thanks for taking the time to read and share ­ we look forward to working you from DXCC Most Wanted entity #40. 73, CY9M Team, St Paul Island DXpedition."

CY0, SABLE ISLAND (QRT) Alan, VE1AWW, reported on May 28th: "Very bad news. Sable Island is a Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Yesterday, a migratory bird (and protected species) was found near my towers with injuries suggesting a collision with one of the towers. I am required to take down the towers until an investigation and policy can be developed for tern season (April-August). Very disappointing for sure. CY0/VE1AWW QRT . . . ." DXER ARRESTED ON ESPIONAGE!
Several sources are reporting that well-known DXer/World-Traveller Baldur, DJ6SI, who has been active from all over the world from 70 countries, was arrested on the Island of Kos while operating as SV5/DS6SI. He was there on holiday with his XYL. Many Greek amateurs are pretty upset and embarrassed over this event. It is also reported that Baldur is back in Germany, but is scheduled to return for a trial day. Here are a few Web pages about the incident:


EH8, SPAIN (Special Park Op) Members of the Grupo DX Teide will once again activate the Teide Volcano, the highest point in Spain, between June 30th and July 2nd. Last operation was in 2007 using the callsign AN8TID. To commemorate their 5th anniversary of that operation, and the Teide National Park being added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, the team will be active as EH8TID this time. Operations will take place from the same location as last time: the La Rambleta del Teide, 3555m ASL, and less than 163m from the top of the mountain. The area is highly protected, and therefore; they are only authorized to use vertical and wire antennas and only 100 watts. Operators mentioned are José Antonio/EA8ARG, Luis/EA8AY, Ángel/EA8BFH, Miguel Ángel/EA8BRW, and Francisco/EA8CW. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via EA8NQ. A special certificate will be provided _upon request_ to whom made at least three contacts on different bands and/or modes. The certificate will be sent free by E-mail as a printable image or PDF. Those who want a printed certificate must send 5.00 Euros, 6.00 USAs or 5 IRC to cover printing and shipping expenses. For more details, see their Web page at: http://www.eh8tid.tk

FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA (IOTA Op) Just a reminder that Pat, F4EBT, is now active as FO/F4EBT until June 24th, and plans to activate the following French Polynesia IOTA Islands: Tahiti (OC-046), Moorea (OC-046), Raiatea (OC-067), Huaine (OC-067), Bora-Bora (OC-067) and Maupiti (OC-067). Activity will be holiday style, usually SSB only on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters using a TS-50 w/100 watts into a FD4 Multiband antenna. QSL via his home callsign, direct (1 IRC or 2 USDs) or by the Bureau.

FO/M, MARQUESAS ISLANDS Christian, F5IDM, a member of a scientific expedition to observe the Venus Transit, will be active as TX5VT between June 3-12th. He plans to activate the following islands in the Marquesas Island group (OC-027): Hiva Oa (DIFO FO-021, WLOTA 1233), Nuku Hiva (DIFO FO-023, WLOTA 2030), Ua Huka (DIFO FO-026) and Ua Pou (DIFO FO-027). QSL via F5IDM (KH6 Bureau or direct, see (QRZ.com)). For more details, see: http://www.cveillet.net/PF/TX5VT.php

GB0, ENGLAND (Special Event) Look for GB0AFD (Armed Forces Day) to be active on Sunday, July 1st, to commemorate the UK's Armed Forces Day with the local Veterans Association. The large event will be held in Alexandra Park Hastings Sussex together with all local associations. They hope that many ex-Servicemen Operators from RNARS, RAFARS and the Royal Signals Association will give them a call and help build up interest for the general public attending the event. Their intended operating bands will be on 80/40/20/30 meters using SSB or CW or PSK31. Depending on conditions other bands may be tried. They will have a Linear 300/400W using wire dipoles; they will also monitor 2m and 6m CW or SSB. Their times of operations are from 10:00 am until 16:00 pm. They would welcome any schedules -- just contact Tony, G4KLF, QTHr.

HC, ECUADOR Dr. Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD, will once again be active from here. Look for HC1MD from Tumbaco between June 7-14th and July 21-31st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters operating CW, SSB and RTTY, using a TS-850s w/SB-200 and a Carolina Windom. He will also be on 6 meters CW/SSB, monitoring 50.110 MHz using a FT-857D w/100w into a Moxon Antenna. QSL via K8LJG. View the HC/Ecuador and HC8/Galapagos DX-Diplomas at: http://webpages.charter.net/ne8z


AS-061/ AS-092. (Update) "DX-World.net" is reporting members of the Russian Robinson Club will be active as RI0K from Ratmonova Island (AS-061, Big Diomede Island) and Alyumka Island (AS-092, in the Chukotka Autonomous Region) between July 15th and August 28th. These are very rare IOTAs.

AS-066. Vladimir "Vlado", UA0LCZ, will be active as RI0NZ from Popov Island between July 24-30th. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

AS-154. (CANCELLED) A team of Hungarian and Turkish operators were expected to activate Giresun Island between July 24th and August 1st. Hungarian Radio Amateurs were not granted per- mission to operate.

EU-029. Alain, F5LMJ, will be active as 5P5J from Lolland Island between July 14-28th. QSL via LoTW or eQSL, or his home callsign by the Bureau.

EU-158. Operators Mike/SV1RK and Stavros/SV3CJU will once again be active from Sapienza Island (LH GRE116, WLOTA 1471, WW LOC KM06US) after 7 years as J48SAI between June 8-10th. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via LoTW or via SV1RK, by the Bureau or direct.

NA-039. Jeff, KL2HD, is currently staying on Adak Island until June 8th. He is a biologist and studies wildlife in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska in the summer and occasionally runs his rig from Adak Island where his summer office is located. He also spends most of the summer on a research ship, the M/V Tiglax, traveling the Aleutians and will someday try maritime mobile operation. Watch for activity on 20/17 meters SSB between 0400-0800z. QSL via LoTW (preferred), direct or by the Bureau. Check out his QRZ.com page for an online log and pictures.

OC-177. Look for 30 operators to be active as YE0M from Kaliage Besar Island (Seribu Islands) between July 6-9th. Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Operators mentioned are YB0AA, YB0AZ, YB0HD, YB0JS, YE0YE, YB0AKM, YB0BUI, YB0ECT, YB0KVN, YC0KVM, YC0LOW, YC0LLY, YC0MXV, YC0RAN, YC0TSU, YC0VKI, YD0RVT, YB1PR, YB1MH, YB1CCF, YB1GJS, YB1KAR, YC1CDV, YC1KAF, YD1JZ, YD1GCL, YD1LUX, YD1MRI, YD1ORZ and YD1XUH.QSL via YB1GJS.

SA-012/ SA-035. Operators Alex/UA9YAB and Alex/UA9YPS will be active as from Margarita Island (pfx YV7 and SA-012) and Los Roques Islands (pfx YV5 and SA-035) between August 2-9th. Signing YV7/homecall and YV5/homecall, activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via their home callsigns.

SA-029. (Update) Operators Marcelo/PY1MT, Moreira/PU1MMZ, Mauricio/ PU1SET, Jose/PY1MX and Jair/PY1HS will be active as ZV1M from Itacuruca Island (DIB RJ-08), Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, between July 27-29th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Operations will be on 80/40/ 20/15/10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via PY1MT, direct only with SASE/SAE + 2 USDs (no IRC). Their Web site is available at: http://www.casadoradioamador.blogspot.com

II9, ITALY (Special Event) Members of the Italia ARAS (Amateur Radio Society - http://www.arasitalia.org ) of Pedara, Catania, and the ARI (Associazione Radioamatori Italiani - http://www.ari.it ), will activate special event station II9AS to remember the 40° anniversary of first flight of the famous Anti-Submarine Aircraft employed by NATO, Breuget BR 1150 "Atlantic" between June 6-9th. Operators mentioned are Marco/IT9JPW, Michele/IW9HPW and some other IT9 operators. Look for the ARI team to be active from the Air Base Station of Sigonella in Catania between 0600-1800z on June 9th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB, and operating a couple of stations. A special QSL card will be available via IT9JPW.

J3, GRENADA (Op Cancelled!) Harry, AC8G (J37K), who was planning a 6 night stay in Grenada for the CQ WW SSB Contest (Oct. 27-28th), has announced that American Air has cancelled his flight to Grenada. Other dates are not acceptable, so he cancelled the operation.


Jun/04th  AN      Jun/07th  HN      Jun/09th  AN
Jun/05th  AN      Jun/08th  AN      Jun/10th  AN-HN
Jun/06th  AN-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

N2, UNITED STATES (Special Event) Mike, W2GR, will be on the air with the special callsign N2W between June 10-24th. The callsign N2W will be on the air during the week before and the week after Nik Wallenda tries to or becomes the first person in history to walk directly over Niagara Falls on a tightrope. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via W2GR CBA. The walk will be broadcast live worldwide on ABC on Friday, June 15th, 2012.

PJ4, BONAIRE By the time you read this, Bill, K9HZ, should be active as PJ4HZ from Kralendijk, Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279), until June 10th. QSL via his home callsign.

PJ7, SINT MAARTEN (2013 Op!) Randy, N0TG, has announced a real early 2013 operation to Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 383, DIFO FS-001) between March 15-23rd. He states that they have the facility arranged, tickets, etc. So, look for Randy/N0TG, Ron/AA4VK and Jeff/N1SNB to sign PJ7/homecall next year. Activity will probably be on all bands and modes. QSL "all" callsigns via N0TG.

PT7, BRAZIL (Contest/Lighthouse Op) Members of the GPDX-CE (Portuguese DX Group Ceará) will be active as PT7ZT/p from the Paracurú Lighthouse (BRA-276, DFB and DFCE EC-09) in the Municipality of PARACURU between June 8-10th. The Lighthouse of Paracuru is about 115km from the capital Fortaleza. The team plans to participate in the Portugal Day Contest (June 9-10th). They will use a FT 890AT with a GP20 Vertical Dipole and Window Tagra antenna. QSL via the home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated May 27th and June 3rd)
4L1MA via ON4RU           EH8DDC via EA8RKL         PP5/AI6V via AI6V
5R8FL via G3SWH           EM2012I via US3IZ         PR5B via 6K5YPD
6Y/UT5UDX via RA4LW       EO2012UEFA via UR7UC      PT7/PY7XC via PY7XC
7U50ND via 7X2DD          EW1150P via EW6DX         PW0F via OH2BH
8P9BF via DF5WA           GB50RSARS via G0SWY       PW7T via PT7WA
8S0HRA via SK0QO          GB60VUL via M0JEC         R44GGGR via UA6MM
A61AS via YO3FRI          HB0/DF5AU via DF5AU       R200BP via RV3AGB
A61LL via EA5ZD           HB0/DJ2IA via DJ2IA       RA/IK5MIC/P via IK5MIC
A73A via EA7FTR           HB9/EA1IIW via EA1IIW     RI1FJA via RX3MM
AL4H via DJ4MZ            HB9/IW2NRI via IW2NRI     SJ2W via SM2LIY
AU50GOA via VU2SMS        HF3T via SP3FYX           SN2012ATE via SP9ATE
AY5F via LU5FC            HF6LOS via SQ9CWO         SN2012RKK via SP2RKK
BW/JL3TOG via JL3TOG      HF2012EURO via SP9KTL     SN2012WA via SP5PBE
C4EU via 5B4AHO           HG56OD via HA3OD          SO9Q via SP9QMP
CN8YZ via 6K5YPD          HK/LU8EOT via LU8EOT      SV3/SQ8CMB via SV-Bureau
CP4BT via EA5KB           HL2ZBD/3 via JK3IJQ       SV5/OK1AMM via OK1AMM
CQ3B via CT3EE            HP1/IQ6CC via IZ4SUC      SV5/OK2BC via OK2BC
CR1X via OH2BH            II0CC/IT9 via IZ4SUC      SV5/OK2BOB via OK2BOB
CR2AA via CU3AA           II0FTC via IQ0FB          SV8/LZ1GC via LZ1GC
CS7/PD0HNL via NL13565    II2POPE via IW2HAJ        SV9/DJ9XB via DJ9XB
CT7/CT3FN via HB9CRV      IQ9SR via IT9ULI          SV9/DL7VOA via DL7VOA
CT9/DJ4UF via DJ4UF       IR1CCL via IK1APO         SV9/SQ9UM via SQ9UM
CT9/ON3RM via ON3RM       IT9/DL7ULM via DL7ULM     TA7/R3GM via RA1QQ
CU1CB via EA5KB           IU4T via IK4MTF           TC7C via RA1QQ
DA0COTA via DF2DD         JX9JKA via LA9JKA         TK4A via LoTW only
DB50EFA via DL8DWL        K1A via KK1KW             TM5FI via F5XX
EA/OK5MAD/P via OK5MAD    KP2M via AI4U             UE40MD via UA4LU
EA6/F6ECS via F6ECS       L53GO via LU4GO           UN9GD via DL8KAC
ED7IVN via EA7IVN         LG5LG via LA4EKA          UP0L via DL8KAC
EE8X via W2GR             LO2F via AC7DX            UP2L via UA9AB
EF2A via EA2AYD           LX8RTTY via LX1DA         UP4L via UN7LZ
EF5Y via EA5GTQ (L)       M/HA0ANA via HA0ANA       UP6P via UN7PBY
EF8M via UA3DX            M3I via G0ORH             UV5U via UX1UA
EF8R via EA8CAC (L)       MQ0UTD via M0UTD (L)      V26E via AB2E
EG0FAS via EB1BSV         MX0IRN via G4IRN          VK4NM via M0OXO
EG5FPA via EB5GC          OG0Z via W0MM             VK9PN via VK2PN
EG5SUB via EA5HEW         OK/DH7WW/P via DH7WW      XF3LH via PT2OP
EG5TCS via EA5IBW         OK/DL5YL via DL5YL        XR0ZA via JA8BMK
EG5TSL via EA5HRE         OK/SP9RTZ via SP9RTZ      XV1X via OK1DOT
EG7CC via EA7NL           OM7M via OM3PA            YL/ES2TT via ES2TT
EG7FAS via EA4FAS         ON1794ARJ via ON6NR       YL2012USCARS via ES2TT
EG7IUK via EA7IUK         OZ/DL5CX via DL5CX        YP22CER via YO7GWA
EG8GCA via EA8TH          P3F via 5B4AHJ            YU/LA6FJA via KM3X
EG8GOM via EA8TH          P4/OK5MM via OK2JS        ZL2LI via ZL2BRS
EG8GRA via EA8TH          P33W via UA3DX            ZP7/JE1LGY via JE1LGY
EG8TFE via EA8TH          PA73N via PA4N            ZQ2FX via G3RFX
EH7DFA via EA7DA          PJ4/LY9Y via LY9Y
(d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW
PR2I QSL UPDATE. Fred, IK7JWX, QSL manager for PR2I (IOTA SA-024 and SA-071), apologizes for the long delay in responding to the many QSLs received via direct. The the fault was not his, but to a failure of the printing machine. All QSLs will be in the mail as of Monday, June 4th. VP9PN LOG. The log for the VK9PN operation is now available online at: http://www.hamqth.com




R1150, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event) Look for club station RK3VWA to operate with the special callsign R1150V between now and August 31st. Activity is to celebrate the 1150th anniversary of the birth of the Russian statehood. Additional information about days of activities and other events will be published on the Web site: http://www.r3v.ru


It has been reported that Bill Wells, VK4UA, become a Silent Key (SK) on May 30th, having turned 89 earlier in May 2012. He came from Victoria and his interest in radio began as a 14 year old when he built his first radio receiver. Bill served in the RAAF from 1942-46 and was licensed for 65 years. OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of VK4UA.

TK, CORSICA (EU-014) Alex, IW5ELA, will be active as TK/IW5ELA from Calvi between June 6-9th. Activity will be on 40/20/15/12 meters and mainly on CW. He will use a FT857 w/100w into a vertical antenna. QSL via his home callsign.

V8, BRUNEI (Update) Members of the Gemilang Amamteur Radio Club (GEMILANG Radio) and the Mediterraneo DX Club will team-up and sponsor/plan another DXpedition, this time to Brunei (OC-088). The multi-national team (90% of the team operated during the 9N7MD DXpedition) will be active as V84SMD between November 13-22nd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. They plan to have 15 to 18 operators with 4 to 5 stations on the air 24 hours. Suggested frequencies are:

CW - 1826.5, 3505, 7005, 10105, 14025, 18075, 21025, 24895 and 28025 kHz
SSB - 1840, 3799, 7080, 14200, 18145, 21295, 24950 and 28470 kHz
RTTY - 3600, 7040, 10140, 14085, 18100, 21080, 24930 and 28085 khz

Their equipment will be three Icom 7000s, Icom 7200 and a Elecraft K2. Antennas will be 2 Spiderbeam (5 bands), 80m vertical full size, inverted L for 160m, vertical for 40m, vertical dipole for 30m and beverages for receiving. The current operators mentioned are Norbert/DJ2JC, Heye/DJ9RR, Henri/F1HRE, Michel/F5EOT, Jean-Luc/F6BIV, Gabriele/I2VGW (Team Co-leader), Francesco/I2DMI, Bob/I2WIJ, Pino/I8YGZ (Techical Supervisor), Fabio/IK2LTR, Marco/IZ2GNQ, Dario/IT9ZZO (Physician), Fabrizio/IZ2KXC, Ant/IZ8CCW (Team leader), Eric/ON7RN, UZ2HKC, Lan/V85AVE, Nizam/V85AX, Ayub/V85TX (Logistic Supervisor) and Adhi/YB3MM. Pilot stations are Pino/IZ8BGY (AS/EU/OC) and Don/N1DG (NA/SA). QSL via IK2VUC, direct, by the Bureau or the OQRS. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW 4-5 months after the activity. The V84SMD Web page is now online at: http://www.mdxc.org/v84smd

Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

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