OPDX DX Bulletim 1066 DATE 19-06-2012 (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, K2PF, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N3QQ, WP3GW, N4AA & QRZ DX, KH6BZF, W6SZN, N7US, K8CX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, 1A0C, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWX, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX- Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, SP9YFF Team, Sixitalia Weekly, TA1HZ, UT7FP, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3ZIK, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), VK4FW and YB0AZ for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 10th-June, through Sunday, 17th-June there were 218 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 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, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, 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, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FO/m, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, 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).

1A, S.M.O.M. (Press Release #2) The 1A0C Web page is now active, and the following press release was posted [edited]: "Following the first press release about 1A0C, we proudly announce that the website about the amateur radio activity that will be held from 1st to 4th July 2012 in Santa Maria del Priorato is now online. You can visit it at: http://www.1a0c.com While you'll find full details on the activation on the website, we would like to remind you the strong commitment of the team to offer the elusive 1A entity to as many hams outside Europe as possible. So, since the beginning, we ask for understanding from European operators, reminding them ham radio is also about being fair. The website contains also a 'Donation' page. We ask every ham interested to work 1A to check it, as the July activation of Malta Order has a goal beyond amateur radio. Every QSO will contribute to that goal, so it's really important to raise awareness about our project. Thanking in advance for cooperation and help in spreading the word, we kindly aim anyone looking for further details to get in touch with p.r. and media contact 1a0c@1a0c.com."

2M, SCOTLAND (Satellite Op) Paul, 2E1EUB, will once again be active as 2M1EUB for 14 days beginning June 26th. Activity will be on 160m, 80m, and the satellites (mostly AO-7 B/A mode), as well as 2m SSB. Grid SQ. covered should be IO76, IO77, IO87 and IO86. Check out (QRZ.com) under 2M1EUB for more info.

2M, SCOTLAND (Satellite Op) Paul, 2E1EUB, will once again be active as 2M1EUB for 7 days beginning March 24th. Activity will be from the eastern side of Scotland in the Cairngorms National Park (WFF GMFF-001). Activity will be on 160m, 80m, and the satellites (mostly AO-7 B/A mode), as well as 2m SSB. Check out (QRZ.com) under 2M1EUB for more info.

9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Jim, N6TJ, will once again be active as 9Y4W from Scarborough, Tobago Island (SA-009, WLOTA 0412), during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via DL4MDO, direct or by the Bureau.

CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Update) After the surprise announcement by Alan, VE1AWW, on going QRT from Sable (see OPDX.1064), the following announce- ment showed up on the http://www.cy0dxpedition.com Web page dated June 9th [edited]: "Operators Murray/WA4DAN and Ron/AA4VK are scheduling their third attempt to activate Sable Island in September/October, 2012. The exact dates are being worked out with the Sable station and Environ- mental Canada. The Team will plan to go the first opportunity allowed, which is expected to be early October. We are committed to make Sable Island happen in 2012. More details to follow."

DXPEDITION VIDEOS OF THE WEEK (New Feature) With more and more DXpeditions putting their videos on YouTube and other Web services, we decided to list them (possibly) each week. This week's listings include:
2012 EJ0PL Saltee Island (EU-103) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTl9kM6TrWg
2011 TX7M Marquesas Island - http://vimeo.com/44033816
2011 9L5MS Sierra Leone - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIhvlxjYoHs
2011 Rockall (IOTA EU-189) Preview DVD - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5j0j92R7Q8
1990 T33R & T33T Banaba Island - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfPpDCXqHIg

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS Norman, 5B4AIF, will be active as E51E from a villa in Tautu Village on Aitutaki Island (OC-083) between December 10th and January 5th (2013). Activity will be holiday style using just basic antennas. Norman states, "I hope to have the HF2V for 40/80m. Shipped in advance everything else will travel with us. Inverted V's will be used for other bands unless I can get something 2nd hand to leave there. The radio will be a IC-7000, the amp will have the full legal power of 400 watts. I would like to operate at least SSB and RTTY, I am learning CW so if I am feeling able I will do some slow morse, but if no one sends slowly I will have to try another mode." QSL via EB7DX only. He is a ClubLog user.

IOTA NEWS ....

AS-006. David, VO1AU, was active as VR2/VO1AU from Lantau Island, Hong Kong, this past weekend. Operations were mostly CW and 6 meters using 100 watts and simple antennas. QSL via VO1MX.

AF-018. Operator Raffaele, IH9YMC, will be active from Pantelleria Island (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WW Loc. JM56XT), African Italy, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via eQSL.

AS-047. Operators Kan/JE1SCF and Yoshi/JG4IQC will be active as homecall/6 from the Daito Islands between June 27th and July 2nd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters including the 30/17/12 meter band, but mainly CW and on 20/17/15 meters. They will use a HB9CV (20/15/10m) and a long-wire (40m). QSL via their home callsign.

AS-099 Berkin, TA3J, was active as TA3J/0 this past week from Yassica Adasi (Yassica Island). QSL via the TA3J QSL Service at http://www.aydogmus.gen.tr/ta3j/qslservice.htm, direct (only SASE and 1 IRC, no green stamps please) or by the Bureau. No eQSL. SWL QSL cards are OK. Twitter: @TA3J

AS-158. Members of the Harbin Institute of Technology Amateur Radio Club will be active as BY2HIT/2, Guanglu Island between July 25-31st. They will have 18 operators in a Multi-Op entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest weekend (July 28-29th). QSL via BY2HIT direct. Visit their Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/by2hit

EU-029. Philipp, HB9EYW, will be active as OZ/HB9EYW from Falster Island (DIA SJ-016, WLOTA 1961) between July 10-19th. Activity will be holiday style, and he will focus his operations on 40 meters. QSL via his home callsign by the USKA Bureau.

EU-034. Frank, DL1FT, will be active as ES0FTZ from Saaremaa Island (WLOTA 1401) between July 8-19th. Activity will be holiday style (on vacation) and his preferred bands will be 40/20 meters. QSL direct to DL1FT, or by LoTW and eQSL. Visit his Web page at: http://www.DL1FT.de

EU-043. Bernd, DL8AAV, will be active as SD1B/6 from Orust Island between June 18-30th. Activity will be on, or near, the usual island and IOTA frequencies. QSL via DL8AAV, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-044/ EU-139. (Typo in OPDX.1065) Operators Waldi/SP7IDX and Mek/SP7VC will be active as LA/SP7IDX and LA/SP7VC from Mageroya Island (WW Locator KQ21VC) between July 20-29th (not June).

EU-056. (Correction) Operators Glenn/LA8XRA and Trond/LA9VDA will be active as LA6Q from Sandøy Island (not Little Sandøy Island) between August 13-17th. This will be a first activation of the Sandøy Lighthouse (WLOTA LH-2769). Activity will be on the 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via LA9VDA, direct or by the Bureau (E-mail requests for Bureau cards can be sent to: la9vda [at] gmail dot com). Trond states, "Thanks to W5BXX Dave for sponsoring us."

EU-064. Operators Geoffrey/F4FVI, Johan/F4GTD, Phillipe/F5TRO, Nicolas/F8BDB and Chris/HB9ELV will be active as TM1NOI from Noirmoutier Island between August 12-14th. Activity will be around the IOTA frequencies (+/- QRM): 3755, 7055, 14260, 18128, 21260, 24950, 28460 and 29600 kHz. A special QSL card will be printed. QSL via HB9ELV direct, by the Bureau via F4FVI or by eQSL or LoTW. For more details, see (QRZ.com).

EU-073. A group of Italian operators will be active as IJ7A from San Pietro Island (Grid JN80NK) between July 28-29th. Operators mentioned are Gianni/I7PHH, Davide/IK4DCT, Vin/IK7IMO, Art/ IK7JWY, Piero/IK7VJX, Roby/IK7XIV, Bartolo/IW7ECA and Luigi/ IZ7PDX. The team will be active during the RSGB IOTA Contest as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via IK7XIV, by the Bureau or direct. For more datails and updates, watch: http://ij7a.jimdo.com http://www.hamradioweb.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=68

EU-087. Operaors Adde/SM0SHG and Olle/SA0BVX will active as SB3X from Bramon Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Their equipment will be an Elecraft K3 with a 1 kW amp into a Spiderbeam (20/15/10m) and possibly a dipole for 40m. QSL via SM0SHG, direct or by the Bureau. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW.

EU-091. Operators Michele/IK7FPX, Gilberto/IK7LMX, Gianarlo/IK7QMJ, Cesare/IK7XNF, Paolo/IK7UXW, Angelo/IZ7CTE, Jean/IZ7SIA and Ivo/9A3A/I7 will be active as IQ7HK from Capezzone Island (Porto Cesaro-Lecce) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Dxpedition/Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via IK7FPX (see details on (QRZ.com)).

EU-121. Members of the Shannonbasin Radio Club and Galway Radio Experimenters Club will be active as EJ3Z from Inis Boffin Island off the west coast of Galway during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Low-Power entry. Operators mentioned are Enda/EI2II, Niall/EI4CF, Anthony/EI6GGB, Fergus/ EI6IB, Brian/EI8IU, Tony/EI3HA, Patrick/EI9HX and possibly others. QSL via EI6GUB.

NA-092. Dave, AC0QG, will once again be active as AC0QG/5 from South Padre Island (USI TX007S, Cameron County, Texas) between June 18th July 13th. Activity will be on the HF bands, on or near the usual island and IOTA frequencies. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by LoTW or eQSL.

NA-139. Stan, N2US, will be active as N2US/3 from Assateague Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/ 12H entry. QSL via his home callsign, by the LoTW, Bureau or direct.

NA-213. Operators Allan/KV4T, Steve/KI4GGJ, John/AJ4T, Gaston/W4CCF and Nicholas/KJ4AVG will be active as homecall/p from Dauphin Island (USI AL002S, Mobile county, Alabama) between June 22-25th. Look for KV4T/P on 17m CW and AJ4T/P on 20m SSB. The other operators will roam the bands. QSL via the operator's home callsign.

OC-177. Members of the ORARI DXpedition & Contest Team will be active as YE0M from Kaliage Besar Island, in the Seribu Islands IOTA group, from July 6-9th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including 6 meters, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via YB1GJS. For more details, see: http://www.ye0m.com

OC-227. Operator YL Lyn, VK4SWE, a resident of Sweers Island, plans to once again be active during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via direct or eQSL.

K8CX'S 2012 DAYTON HAMVENTION PHOTO GALLERY Tom's, K8CX, 2012 Dayton Photo Gallery is now up at: http://hamgallery.com/dayton2012/ This is Tom's 16th consecutive year for the gallery, and it contains 306 photos taken at Crowne Plaza at various events and hospitality suites. You may submit your own Dayton photos to be included in this gallery. Please read the guidelines listed on the top of the gallery page. There is also an interesting Dayton Hamvention history link on top of this page. ADDED NOTE: There is also a recap of this year's HamVention at: http://hamgallery.com/gallery/D/hamvention2012.htm If anyone has a forum review or interesting story, please submit it to K8CX k8cx@hamgallery.com to be included on this page.


KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (June 18-24th) ....

Jun/18th  HN      Jun/21st  AN      Jun/23rd  AN-HN
Jun/19th  HN      Jun/22nd  AN      Jun/24th  AN
Jun/20th  HN

SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
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NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
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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
KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA (Update) Members of Russian Robinson Club (RRC), Yuri/N3QQ and Dick/N7RO will be making a quick trip down to American Samoa between June 27th and July 3rd, and will possibly be active as KH8PPG or KH8RRC, depending on how fast the FCC acts on their vanity callsign application, from Pago Pago. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, with two stations on the air - one operating 100 watss and the other with 600 watts. Yuri tells OPDX that they "Plan to stay at hotel, near the beach, and have a RTTY station ready to go, all tested/packed." QSL via N7RO. While there, they will install a UHF repeater system for the StarKist tuna plant, and also talk with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), as well as boat owners, about a potential expedition in the future to Rose Atoll (OC-190); possibly during this winter (no dates yet).

KP4, PUERTO RICO (Special Event) Dr. José C Vicéns, President of the Puerto Rico Amateur Radio League (PRARL), announced [edited], "On Sunday July 1st, 2012, the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee will be celebrating the Flag Bearing of the Puerto Rico Delegation to the Summer Olympic Games in London. This event marks the beginning of the transatlantic journey to represent Puerto Rico in this international event. The delegation will depart the Olympic Committee and will walk to the Governor's Mansion to receive the flag that will be used in the opening ceremony and remain hoisted in the Olympic Village throughout the Games. In celebration of such an important event, The Puerto Rico Amateur Radio League will be joining the Olympic Committee in this celebration by setting up a special event station from the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee headquarters. We will be using the special callsign "K4O" for this event. We would like to use our radiowaves to let the world know that the Puerto Rican delegation is ready for the games in London. Operation will be on June 30th (9:00am- 5:00pm) and July 1st (9:00am-2:00pm) from the headquarters of the Puerto Rico Opympic Comitte in San Juan."

TEST CRUISE OF OH10X/MM ON BALTIC SEA Kristina Cruises Ltd with Radio Arcala, OH8X, are in the process of testing whether a permanent amateur radio station will suit the maritime environment and serve DXers in their leisure time, whether cruising in the Mediterranean or off West Africa or just doing island-hopping in the Caribbean. The objective for the first run is to look at potential interference issues both ways - from the amateur radio station to the ship's navigation system and from the ship's advanced PC networks to the reception of amateur radio transmissions. But while testing, with Martti, OH2BH, at the helm, another target is to contact all continents and achieve WAC to celebrate the occasion of signing a possible permanent agreement for the station to be available for guests with an amateur radio license. The onboard station will be active at the peak propagation hours to various continents on 14267 kHz from June 20-24th, 2012, and the test cruise will take the ship to Estonia (ES), Gotland, Sweden (SM1), Aland Islands (OH0), and back to Finland. The ship M/S Kristina Katarina is a 138m long vessel and has a cruising speed of 15 knots, with a maximum number of 450 guests and a crew of up to one-hundred. The ship is owned by a private Finnish company with a Finnish crew sailing under the Finnish flag. Two Finnair jetliners are backing the operations for change of passengers at a variety of ports along the way." For more details, see the following Web pages: http://www.qrz.com/db/OH10X http://www.kristinacruises.com/en/cruises/ms-kristina-katarina/introduction

P29, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (IOTA op) An international team will visit five islands belonging to Papua New Guinea between October 19th and November 4th. Operators mentioned are Derek/G3KHZ, Hans/SM6CVX, Hans-Peter/HB9BXE, Eddy/K5WQG, Axel/DL6KVA and Non-ham Stig Nyman. The team will use the boat "M/V Barbarian", and start their travels from Kokopo in New Britain on November 18th, sailing via Kavieng to Emirau. The islands scheduled by the full team will be:
October 20-24th - Callsign P29VCX; Emirau Island (OC-103) in the St. Matthias IOTA Group. QSL via SM6CVX.
October 27-31st - Callsign P29NI; Simberi Island (OC-099) in the Tabar IOTA Group. QSL via G3KHZ.
November 2-4th - Callsign TBA; Lihir Island (OC-069) in the Lihir IOTA Group. QSL Manager TBA.
The main team will fly home on November 6th. However, Hans/SM6CVX and Stig Nyman will continue to Buka on the "M/V Barbarian", and plan to activate the following:
November 6-9th - Callsign P29VCX; Buka Island (OC-135) in the Solomon Island IOTA Group. QSL via SM6CVX.
November 9-12th - Callsign P29VCX; Manu Island (OC-205) in the Admiralty Island IOTA Group. QSL via SM6CVX.
Activity will probably be 40-10 meters using mostly CW with some SSB just like last year's activity. They do have a Web page at: http://www.p29ni.yolasite.com

P4, ARUBA Herman, ON4QX, will be active as P4/ON4QX from Aruba between now (June 16th) and July 2nd. Activity will probably be on all bands, and mostly RTTY. QSL via ON4QX.


QSL INFO AND NEWS ....

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4L4ZA via DJ1CW           HE5LC via HB9LC          SM0/JH0CJH via JH0CJH
5P1YF via DL1YFF          HF2012DWR via SQ1DWR     SN0DMP via SP9PGB
9K2KCBB via 9K2RA         II5MD via IZ5JLW         SR0FLY via SP2SGF
DL/PY7COU via PY7COU      IM0/IZ2RLO via IZ2RLO    SV5/OM3AG/P via OM3AG
DL0FG via DL1YY           IN3/DD0VF via DD0VF      SV8/PA3DEU via PA3DEU
EA8/G7COD via G7COD       IT9MBZ/IH9 via IT9MBZ    TA/UY2UQ via UY2UQ
ED5DY via EA5DY           KL7/W7IV via N7RO        TF/OM5CD via OM5CD
ED6QY via EA6QY           OD5PY via KU9C           TM24H via F6KFI
EH8FSJ via EA8RKL         OK5EPC via OK1AW         TM210VH via F4GFE
ES0/ES5ADD via ES5ADD     R44WFF via RA3AKF        ZP7NIA via PY4KL
FS/K9EL via K9EL          R200V via RK3LO
GB4EPC via M0TVT          SF0K via SM0KCR
CHANGE in QSL ROUTE. Ralph, K2PF, informs, "I am no longer handling QSL cards for 4J9NM. QSL card request should now be sent direct to Denis, 4J9NM." F8ATS/6W QSLS at FRIEDRICHSHAFEN. Tony, F8ATS, who was active as F8ATS/6W, will be attending the "HamRadio Messe" in Friedrichshafen and will have his QSL cards. Look for him at the CLIPPERTON DX CLUB/UFT stand on Saturday, June 23rd, from 1300-1400z. So, if you QSO'd him when being in Senegal, bring your QSL with details and you'll get your F8ATS/6W QSL card, from him. You can also write to Tony at f8ats@yahoo.fr, until June 21st, so you'll not have to wait for your card, in Fried.

SP9YFF DIPLOMAS. Members of the SP9YFF Team sent out the following [edited]: "Welcome radio Friends of Flora & Fauna -- Representatives of national WFF programs. We would like to ask you to post information about free-of-charge SRG SP9YFF diplomas at local portals and websites. These diplomas are assigned for hunters who managed to establish contact with SP9YFF expeditions. Further informations is available at: http://www.sp9yff.pl/dyplom/ff.php?

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 2M0ONW, 4O3A, 4Z4DX, 5B4AIZ, 7O6T, 7Q7PRO, 9H1EJ, 9Q6AL, 9Z4AM, A92IO, A61BK, A65BR, CN8KD, CO2VE, CT1FIU, CT1GPQ, CU2KG, CX7TT, DF4WC, DU3/N0QM, EA6AZ, ER4DX, F8PDR, HC2/W7SE, HS0ZJU, JT1CO, KP2MM, LU2VH, LZ907SKB, MD0CCE, MU/PA2A, MW0ZZK, OJ0B, ON5UN, ON7CD, ON8RH, OZ9XU, PJ4C, PT5T, PT7ZT, PY0FM, PZ5P, RJ6J, RN3ZIC, RV3LO, RW6HX, RZ3FW, S59ABC, S79RR, SN2012WA, ST2AR, TA3AX, TF2LL, TF3Y, TK4LS, TK4LS, VK3EW, VK9XS, VP2MQR, VP2V/NY6X, VP5/KE1B, VY2SS, XE1L, XU7ACY, YJ0VK, YO6LV, YT2A, YV5JF, ZC4LI, ZL4PW, ZP6CW and ZQ2FK

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3C0E, 3C6A, 9M2ESM, 9M0L, A35YZ, AL1F, AT2DW, DJ6OI/p, E51BKV, EJ0PL, FK/F4BKV, FS/F8PDR, FW0NAR, FW0NAR/P, HG15IPA, HK0NA, SV2BOH, TZ6NU, V25DR, V37NS, V85SS, VP2ETE, VP2EST, VP5H, XT2BW, YC6ODD, ZA20QA and ZF2AM

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!


SILENT KEYS ....

* It was reported that Jean-Luc, F6BIV, became a Silent Key (SK). He was an avid digital DXer and DXpeditioner. He was also an active member of the Clipperton DX Club (Medal of Merit) and the Provins ARC [F6KOP] (and KOP Team).
* Sayed, SU1SA, President of Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society (ERASD), became a Silent Key (SK) on June 13th.
OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the above operators.

T30 & T32, WESTERN AND EASTERN KIRIBATI Benaia, T32BN, who works for the Police Force of the Kiritimati Government, can also be active spo- radically as T30BN during job transfers to Tarawa, W. Kiribati. Bill, VK4FW, informs OPDX that he is just getting things set up and as time progresses Bill will assist him with antennas for various bands. As this was being written, there were no QSNs been reported yet. QSL both callsigns via VK4FW.

TC, TURKEY (LH Ops!) Members of the Special Wireless Activity Team (TCSWAT) and the Giresun Radio Amateurs and Nature Sports Club (GITRAD) will be activating some new lighthouses for the WEBLOTA. Between June 30th and July 1st, look for TC6BLH to be on the air from the Sinop Boztepe Lighthouse, and during the IOTA weekend (July 27-29th), look for the lighthouse on Kefken Island (AS-159) to be activated as TC2KLH. The TC2KLH team will probably a Multi-Op/Island entry in the contest. Detailed information about the WEBLOTA is available at: http://www.tcswat.org/awards/WEBLOTA/index.html Unfortunately, the joint activity from Giresun Island (AS-154) as TC0HA had to be cancelled as the necessary permission could not be obtained from the authorities. QSL via TCSWAT, see details on their Web site at: http://www.tcswat.org

UR DX DIGI 2012 CONTEST Victor, UT7FP, wants to remind everyone that the 2012 Ukrainian DX DIGI Contest will be held June 23-24th. Complete details can be found at: http://www.izmail-dx.com  --or--  http://ut7fp.kiev.ua

VP9, BERMUDA Operators George/WB3IGR and XYL Katherine/WB3LTH will be active as homecall/VP9 between June 18-21st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. Operations will be mostly during their mornings and evenings. QSL via their home callsigns direct. No LoTW or eQSL.

W9DXCC CONVENTION (Correction/Update) Jim, N7US, from the Northern Illinois DX Association, informs: "I need to make a correction. The Friday night bar is a cash bar, not an open bar!. We are continuing to firm up the program and look forward to a great convention (even if everyone has to buy their own drinks!)."

XV, VIETNAM Andy, P29CS, is currently working in Vietnam, and expects to be active as XV3C for the next few weeks during his spare time. Andy has with him an Icom 706 II DSP, a Spider Beam for 10m, G5RV and a 500 watt amp. QSL Via M0URX.

YASME FOUNDATION PRESS RELEASE [YASME AWARDS AND EXPANDED LIST OF ELIGIBLE CALL SIGNS] "The Yasme Foundation has for many years offered two Yasme Awards, available at no cost to qualifying applicants. The first Yasme Award, in the form of a handsome plaque, is offered to those amateurs who submit proof of 30 QSOs with Yasme officials and DXpeditions that have at least one Yasme official as a participant. The second, the Yasme Supreme Award, is in the form of a representation of the YASME boat used by Danny Weil in his around-the-world DXpedition and is available to those who submit proof of 60 QSOs with Yasme officials and DXpeditions with a Yasme official as a participant. See www.yasme.org. After a year-long evaluation of the rules for qualifying call signs, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the rules for qualifying call signs have been revised. As a result, many call signs have been added to the list. The revised list of call signs eligible for both awards is available at the Yasme Foundation website: http://www.yasme.org/DXpeditions.html
The Yasme Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to conduct scientific and educational projects related to Amateur Radio, including DXing (long distance communication) and the introduction and promotion of Amateur Radio in underdeveloped countries.
For additional information about The Yasme Foundation, visit our website at www.yasme.org. Wayne A. Mills, N7NG, President The Yasme Foundation

Board of Directors:

Wayne Mills, N7NG, Director and President
Fred Laun, K3ZO, Director and Vice-President o Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Director and Treasurer
Kip Edwards, W6SZN, Director and Secretary
Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director
Mac McHenry, W6BSY, Director
Ward Silver, N0AX, Director
Robert Vallio, W6RGG, Director"

YU, SERBIA (WFF Op!) Operators Milan/YU5CW, Miso/YU1GU, Miro/YT1UM and Mirko/YU3MMM will be active as homecall/p from the Special Nature Reserve "Obedska Bara" (YUFF-039) between June 23-24th. Activity will be on HF bands. QSL via the bureau.

Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

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