OPDX Bulletin 1110 April 29, 2013

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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, NJ1Q & W1AW, KB2RLB, KH2AR/W4, W2GB, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, W5UE, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, W0GJ, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DL4AAE, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3SWH, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK1SOW, JS6RRR, LZ1BJ, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YF1AR for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 21st-April, through Sunday, 28th-April there were 225 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E3, 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, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, 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, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZK3, 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).


3D2 & ZF2, FIJI AND CAYMAN ISLANDS

"The Daily DX" is reporting that Harry, AA2WN, will be active as 3D2WN from Fiji between June 1-7th. He will then travel to the Cayman Islands and be active as ZF2WN between July 13-20th. The main purpose of both trips is scuba diving, but he "will be active when [he's] not diving. He'll be running 100 watts from an IC706MKII using a dipole mostly on 17 and 20 meters CW, SSB and possibly some digital modes. QSL via AA2WN and LoTW.

5B, CYPRUS

By the time you read this, Gabriele, I2VGW, will be active 5B4/I2VGW from four different QTHs along the coasts of Cyprus (AS-002) until May 2nd. Activity will be holiday style with a focus on the Digital modes and the 30/17/12 meter bands using his IC-7200 and Buddipole. QSL via I2VGW.


9H25, MALTA (Special Event)

Members of the Dutch Society of Radio Amateurs (VRZA Afd. Kagerland )club station (PI4KGL) will be active as 9H25 (that is the whole callsign) from Qawra between May 20th and June 4th. Activity is to celebrate their 25th Holiday DXpedition to Malta. Operations will be on 80-6 meters using CW and SSB. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 3530, 7025, 10115, 14040, 18098, 21040, 24920 and 28040 kHz
SSB - 3755, 7055, 14260, 18128, 21260, 24950 and 28460 kHz
6m - 50095/CW and 50130/SSB
Operators mentioned are Wim/PG9W (9H3ON), Marion/PD3MV (9H3MV), Floris/ PA1FW (9H3E), Rinus/PA2HEM (9H3MS), André/PA3HGP (9H3S), Jasper/PB2JJ (9H3JN), Sjirk/PE1OFJ (9H3YM), Hans/PA0JBB and Aad/PA11137. QSL via PI4KGL. A log search is available at the 9H25 Web page:

http://members.ziggo.nl/9h25

E4, PALESTINE

Peri, HB9IQB, has been granted a renewed license by the Ministry of Telecommunications & Technology in Ramallah and plans to be active again as E44PM later in the year. For more details on his past operation and updates, visit the following Web page at:

http://www.hb9iqb.ch/palestine.html

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS

Just a reminder that Bruce, ZL1AAO, will once again be active as E51AAO from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between May 3-17th. Activity will be holiday style, and he will be operational on SSB only, 40-10 meters, using 100 watts to a dipole or 1/4 wave GP antennas. QSL via LoTW, eQSL and direct only; sorry no Bureau cards. He will upload the log when he returns home.

FO & FO/A, FRENCH POLYNESIA AND AUSTRAL ISLANDS

Yoshi, JJ8DEN/KH0PR, will be active as FO/KH0PR from two French Polynesian Islands starting at the end of the month as follows:
April 30th-May 7th - Pukapuka Island (OC-062); DXCC French Polynesia
May 8-15th - Raivavae Island (OC-114); DXCC AustralActivity from both islands will be on 40-10 meters using CW, RTTY, PSK31 and JT65A. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 7004, 10104, 14004, 18074, 21004, 24894 and 28004 kHz
RTTY - 7034, 10144, 14084, 18104, 21084, 24924 and 28084 kHz
AC Power on Pukapuka Island only runs between 0630-2400 LOCAL TIME. He will try using a car battery at night. This plan is dependent on gasoline at Pukapuka. On Raivavae Island, he will have AC power all day. His equipment is an IC-7000 w/100 watts into an inverted V. QSL via JJ8DEN, direct with SASE and 2 USDs or by the Bureau. There is a chance that his plans might be cancelled due to the flights to the remote islands.

FOC SPECIAL EVENT

Just a reminder that starting May 1st, look for stations signing "FOC" in their suffix callsigns throughout the end of the month. Activity is to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the "First Class CW Operators' Club". List of "FOC" stations are available at:

http://www.g4foc.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1537891

Complete details, as well as special awards are available, at the FOC Web page:

http://www.g4foc.org

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN

Operators Roman/DL3TU and Uwe/DL4AAE will be active as HB0/DL3TU and HB0/DL4AAE on the second or third full weekend of Sep- tember. Weather permitting, they will attempt to operate from the summit Augstenberg (2359 meters A.S.L.) using CW only on the higher bands with an emphasis on Asia. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau. For updates and details, visit Roman's Web page at:

http://www.mydarc.de/dl3tu

HH, HAITI

Tom, KC0W, will be active as HH5/KC0W from the extreme northern tip of Haiti for 18 days in July. Activity will be 80-6 meters using CW only. He will use a vertical antenna placed directly over salt water. Tom states, "My operating location in Haiti has unobstructed HF takeoffs to North America, Europe & Africa. Haiti has been underrepresented on CW so hopefully HH5/KC0W will go into many CW enthusiast's logbooks." QSL only direct to his home callsign. Look for more HH5/KC0W information as July approaches.

IOTA NEWS


AF-109. (New IOTA) Just a reminder that members of the Egyptian Radio Amateur Society for Development (ERASD) plan to be active as SU8N from Geziret Disuqi (aka Nelson's Island), an island in the Nile Delta and Sinai Region Group, during May for one week (May 3-10th). "Nelson's Island" is approximately 20 kilometers east of the Egyptian port of Alexandria, four kilometers north of Cape Aboukir. Nelson's Island is approximately 350 meters by 150 meters. Activity will be on most HF bands. Operators mentioned are Said/SU1SK, Ateff/SU1AO, Hossam/SU1HM and Ayman/ SU1AR. Look for more info to be forthcoming. Also, watch the ERASD's Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/egyptham
Also, watch: https://www.facebook.com/events/441478712566533
AS-079. Take, JI3DST, will be active from Miyako Island between 0900z, April 27th and 0000z, May 7th. He states that he will use three different callsigns on the island: JS6RRR (Main), JI3DST/JS6 (Sub) and JA3YEC/JS6 (For JA). Activity will be on 160/80/75/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using CW, SSB, FM, RTTY and PSK31. Operations may vary in case of heavy rains or other conditions. QSL routes are as follows: JS6RRR via JS6RRR, JI3DST/JS6 via JI3DST and JA3YEC/JS6 is only 1 way, and he does not need your QSL. Via bureau is best. Please check (QRZ.com) for more details.
EU-064. Members of the Radio Club Vendéen (F6KUF) will once again be active as F6KUF/p from the Sebastopol Polder (FFF-218) on Noirmoutier Islandbetween May 18-20th. Activity will be on 80-2 meters on the usual WFF frequencies, +/- QRM permitting, and using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL cards are via the Bureau; SWL cards are welcome.
EU-095. Members of the Castres DX Gang will be active as TM5FI from Ratonneau Island (DIFM ME003, DFCF 13-061) between May 15-22nd. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via F5XX.
EU-125. Operators Olaf/DL4HG and Andy/DL7AT will be active as OZ0TX from Mando Island (DIA NS-003, WWFF OZFF-004) between July 26-28th. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. They also plan to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via DL7AT.
EU-129. Operators Gunter/DL4WA, Frank/DL1WA Joerg/DL3ARM will be active DL1WA/p from Usedom Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via his home callsign.
EU-064. Gil, F4FET, will be active as F4FET/P from Yeu Island (DIFM AT013) for 2 hours on May 5th. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-107. Gil, F4FET, will be active as F4FET/P from Petite Island (DIFM MA055) and Er Island (DIFM MA013) for 1-2 days between May 30th and June 5th. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-138. Fred, SM7DAY, will once again be active as SM7DAY/p from Senoren Island between May 25th and June 1st. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct (QRZ.com)
EU-157. Gil, F4FET, will be active as F4FET/P from Cezembre Island (DIFM MA008) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/24-HRS/SSB-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.

ISWL CALLSIGNS (For May)

The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of May 2013:
GX4BJC/A - Operated from Eastbourne, in East Sussex, by Peter, G0NQZ. (WAB Square TQ50, England, IOTA EU-005 and WLOTA LH-1841).MX1SWL/A - Operated from Hove, in Sussex, by George, G3VBE. (WAB Square TQ20, England, IOTA EU-005 and WLOTA LH-1841).
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.comwww.qrz.com www.iswl.org.uk

for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for their awards.


KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY (6m Op)
Operators Terry/K4RX (KG4RX), Ken/AC4TO (KG4TO) and Tip/N4SIA (KG4AS) will be active from GITMO for a 6 meter DXpedition in WW, grid FK29kv between June 22nd-29th. They will use a K3 with PR6 and KPA500 into a 6M5XHG optimized 6 element yagi. There will also be some simultaneous CW HF operations on all bands. KG4RX and KG4TO will have their logs on ClubLog. QSL to their respective home callsigns.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (April 29th-May 5th)

  Apr/29nd AN      May/02nd  AN      May/04th  HN-AN
  Apr/30th AN      May/03rd  AN-HN   May/05th  AN
  May/01st AN

    SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
    ======================================================
     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

KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA (Update/Special Event)

Operators Aki/ZL1GO (JE4EKO), Masahiro/JH3PRR, Kip/W6SZN and Jacky/ZL3CW (F2CW/WE3B) will be active using the special event callsign N8A from the Turtle and Shark Lodge, Village of Vaitogi, on the southeast coast of Tutuila Island (OC-045, USI AS007S, WLOTA 4385) between November 12-27th. Activity will be on the HF bands, 160-10 meters, with a significant effort on 160 meters. Focus will be on EU for the high bands. CW will be the primary mode with some SSB and RTTY possible. Their location will be well south of Pago Pago to limit mountain low angle blockage. Their operations will include the CQWW DX CW Contest but with extended pre-contest activity intended to make KH8 widely avail- able. QSL via ZL3CW. The N8A Web page is now available online at:

http://www.n8a.eu


LZ2013, BULGARIA (Special Event)

Members of Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs will activate special event station LZ2013KM between May 1-31st. Activity is to celebrate "National St. Cyril (Kiril) and Methodius Day (creators of Cyrillic alphabet). Operations will be on all bands and modes. QSL via LZ QSL Bureau to LZ1BJ (see details on(QRZ.com) for E-mail requests). The log will be uploaded into LoTW after the end of activity.

NCDXF PRESS RELEASES (Two - Visalia Report and NCDXF DX/Contest University Scholarships). Dated April 22nd

1) NCDXF annual board meeting - The annual meeting of the Northern California DX Foundation board of directors was held during the Inter- national DX Convention in Visalia, California, on April 20, 2013. Officers will remain unchanged for the next year with Rusty Epps, W6OAT, President; Glenn Johnson, W0GJ, Vice President; Don Greenbaum, N1DG, Treasurer; and Kip Edwards, W6SZN, Secretary. Reelected to NCDXF's board of directors were Ned Stearns, AA7A, Glenn Rattmann, K6NA, Steve Merchant, K6AW, Tom Berson, ND2T, John Miller, K6MM, Glenn Vinson, W6OTC and Ken Anderson, K6TA.Contributions from clubs and individuals remain strong, helping NCDXF keep up with the increasing expenses of DXpeditions to rare, remote and dangerous entities. NCDXF officially presented a 50,000 USDs grant to the FT5ZM Amsterdam Island DXpedition. This is the second largest grant in the 41 year history of NCDXF. During this time NCDXF has supported over 500 DXpeditions with over 1.8 million US dollars.
See pictures from the Visalia DX convention where NCDXF gave out grants checks for over $60,000 to various DXpeditions:


https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/p480x480/399576_10151615197083210_1374193429_n.jpg

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/48039_10151615197258210_1499237512_n.jpg

2) NCDXF DX University and Contest University Scholarships - NCDXF is committed to bringing younger DXers and Contesters into our hobby. NCDXF will provide full tuition scholarships for hams 25 years of age and younger at all DX University and Contest University sessions held in North America for the next year. This includes those held at the Dayton Hamvention next month.
Funding for this project comes from NCDXF’s Scholarship Endowment Fund, which is separate from its General Fund used to support DXpeditions. Credit for the s
uccess of NCDXF is made possible by our con- tributors, individuals and clubs.
Joining or renewing membership has never been easier. Please visit our website at : 

http://www.ncdxf.org

Glenn Johnson, W0GJ
Vice President, NCDXF

w0gj@arrl.net

OG0, ALAND ISLAND

Timo, OH6EI, will once again be active as OG0Z during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via W0MM.

P4, ARUBA

John, KK9A, will once again be active as P40A. Activity will be during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (May 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Outside of the contest, activity will be on all bands using CW and SSB. QSL via WD9DZV.

QSL INFO AND NEWS

   QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For April 28th)
   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   4M5IR via YV5KG            E75A via E77E              PC13KING via PA1DV
   4S7DXG via EA5HPX          EK98GM via EK3GM           PG6KING via PD9ND
   5U9AMO via M0URX           EW/DL7VFM via DL7VFM       R27TTT via RT3T
   7N1PRD/0 via 7N1PRD (d/L)  GJ100C via M0OXO           RO85MC via R8MC
   7Q7DFC via OE4VIE          HB0/DL2JRM via DL2JRM      RO85MD via R8MC
   9A/IZ3NXC via IZ3NXC       HR2ZA via JL1UTS           RO85MN via RV9MN
   9H3DD via M1DDD            JY9ET via M0OXO            RO85NN via UA9NN
   AX5ASK via VK5ASK          OO2A via ON4ADN            RU27TT via RU5TT
   AX6IR via VK6IR            OP4D via ON4MAW            S5/OE4VIE via OE4VIE
   AX7CW via VK7CW            PA33KBX via PA0ABM         TO4IPA via HA3JB
   BG5EFD via BD4HF           PA200KING via PD5ROB       V31DX via DO4DXA
   CO6CAC via PY4WAS          PA2013KING via PB6W (d)

     (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
H44KW QSL STATUS. Phil, G3SWH, reported on April 22nd: "Just to let you know that I have processed all the H44KW direct QSL requests received to date via snail mail and taken them to the local post office. I'm now working on the OQRS bureau requests."

ZP5YW QSL MANAGER UPDATE. Randy, W5UE, reports: "Effective immediately, I have agreed to serve as QSL manager for Mike, ZP5YW. Mike's former manager, WA3HUP has retired from this service. Mike uploads his logs regularly to LoTW and eQSL. Mike is providing me all of his logs. New QSLs are being ordered, so there may be a slight delay in replies.
Direct requests should go to Randy Becnel, W5UE, P.O. Box 170, Kiln, MS, 39556-0170, USA. OQRS requests can be made for ZP5YW as well as other stations I manage from my web site:

http://w5ue.net/qsl-w5ue.html

Please help get the word out."

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3C0E, 3C6A, 4A8MDR, 5W0W, 6W1/N2WQC, 7N2JZT/6, 8Q7NC, 9A1A, 9M2/R6AF/P, 9U4U, A45XR, A92IO, BA7NO, C6AKQ, D2QV, D3AA, EY8MM, F6CSR, H44KW, H44RK, HK0JJH, HK6F, J6/N7QT, NP2/N5RZ, OD5PY, RI1ANP, RU27ON, SP3SLA, T2T, UT3IB, V31YK, V44KAI, VK9CZ, WH7W, YI1RZ and ZF1DZ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3D2C, 4L1MA, 9K2/SP4R, 9Q6CC, 9U4U, BY8AC, BY8DX, CP6UA, D3AA, D44BS, E40VB, H44KW, H44RK, HD2A, HK0/F6BFH, OD5NJ, OY1CT, PT0S, PY0F/PP1CZ, S21XV, T46RRC, T47RRC, T48RRC, TR8CA, TT8TT, TU2T, UA0ABK, UK8OM, VK6ANC, VU2PAI, XR0YG, XT8TT, ZL9HR and ZP9MCE
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4K7Z, 5N6/YL2SW, 5B4AJC, 6V7D, 6W/RK4FG, 7O6T, 8Q7DV, A61AR, A65BP, CA3OEV, CT9/YL1ZF, D44TBE, EF8M, HB0WR, HK3W, J38XX, J5NAR, JY4NE, TK/DF6ZY, RI1ANC, RI0FM, VR2/UA3QNS, ZK3OU and ZM4T


SW5, DODECANESE

Rich, M5RIC, will be active as SW5CC (yet to be confirmed) from Rhodes Island (EU-001) starting October 23rd until the end of the month. Activity will be on 30-10 meters, especially 30/17/12 meters, using SSB and RTTY. He also plans to be in the CQWW SSB DX Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??)/High-Power entry. For updates, visit his Webpage at:

http://m5ric.co.uk/sw5cc-october-2013

Doug, ND9Q, is now active as T6DA from Panjwayi, Kandahar, until sometime in August. He is currently operating with a FT-857D with a maximum of 20w through an end-fed dipole for 10/20/40m. He will be changing antennas soon to allow 100w operations on all bands, and he will also be adding PSK31 and other Digital modes when his equipment arrives in country. He states, "Due to an extensive (80+ hour) work week, I will be unable to schedule operating times in advance."

T6, AFGHANISTAN (Update/Correction)

Tim, KB2RLB (ex-DA2TF and YI9RLB), is currently operating in Afghanistan as T6TM in Eastern Kabul on an American military compound (inside an Afghan compound). He informs OPDX, "The T6 call was received after submitting my application through the military channels here. I plan on being here for at least another year and will be working mainly Fridays between the hours of 0400 and 1300 UTC. My OP Conditions: FT-897D, Clover leaf G5RV (Working to put up some other wire), Z11Pro Tuner. I will be working PSK, SSB and might do some CW (if I get the nerve up since it has been a while for me)." QSL via KB2RLB. CORRECTION TO OPDX.1109. Your editor mixed up some info last week between T6JP and T6TM. It is Mike, T6JP (not Tim, T6TM), who is expected to leave on April 25th, but is expected to return within 2 months (see below). However, Tim did tell us this week that he will be going on vacation sometime in June.

T6, AFGHANISTAN (Update/Correction)

Jesse, KB2OBQ, was once again active as T6JP from Panjwai in the Kandahar Province starting May 15th. However, he was planning to leave on April 25th, but is expecting to return within 2 months (not yet planned). He states he can be active as T6JP through August 2014. Activity will be on 160-10 meters (mostly 40/20/10m) using 100 watts, on CW and SSB. Logs will be uploaded daily (if possible) to LoTW, eQSL, QRZ.com. For more details and updates, watch(QRZ.com) (under T6JP).

TR, GABON

Thorbjorn, SM7RME, is once again active as TR0A/p from Port Gentil, Mandji Island (AF-089), until April 30th. QSL via SM7EHU.

V6, MICRONESIA

Just a reminder that operators Takio/JH3QFL and Keizo/ JH3AZC will be active as V6H and V6S, respectively, from the South Park Hotel in Pohnpei between April 29th and May 5th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and JT65. QSL via their home callsign.

VK9N, NORFOLK ISLAND

Just a reminder that twelve operators and members of the Oceania DX Group (ODXG) will be active as VK9NT from Norfolk Island (OC-005) between May 3-13th. The group plans to have 4 stations covering all bands 80-10 meters on CW, SSB and RTTY. Operators mentioned are Chris/VK3QB (Team Leader), Luke/VK3HJ, Lee/VK3GK, Benton/VK3CBV, Allan/ VK2CA (QSL Manager/Webmaster), Catherine/VK4GH, John/VK4IO, Roy/VK3GB, Peter/VK3IJ, Graeme/VK3GL and San/K5YY. An "Online QSL Request Service" will be available for Bureau, and direct cards on ClubLog which is the PREFERRED method. If for some reason you cannot use the OQRS or LoTW, QSL can go direct to VK2CA. For more details and updates, visit the VK9NT Web page at:

http://vk9nt.odxg.org

VP2M, MONTSERRAT

By the time you read this, Nao, JN1RVS, will once again be active as VP2MRV from Montserrat (NA-103, WLOTA 1475) until May 3rd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and RTTY. QSL via JA1HGY, direct or by the Bureau, and LoTW. There is a log search on ClubLog.

VU7, LACCADIVES ISLANDS (Update to OPDX.1109 - Lakshadweep Islands)

A couple of sources are reporting that Krish, W4VKU/VU2VKU, who is now active as 8Q7KP, has received his plane tickets to fly to an island in the VU7 chain, either Kavaratti or Agatti. He will be active as VU7KV between May 2-5th. Remember, his plan is for SSB and some RTTY on 80-10 meters using a TS-480Sat and TenTec Hercules 2 amp into a Butternut HF9V and a 2 element SteppIR yagi + 30/40m trombone. Basically the same equip- ment used at 8Q7KP. QSL via W4VKU, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.

XP, GREENLAND

Henning, OU2I/OZ1BII, will once again be active as XP2I from Kanger-lussuaq between May 23-27th. Activity will be CW only. He will participate during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) as a Single- Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via OZ1BII

(see www.oz1bii.dk/qsl-info.htm)

XU, CAMBODIA (XZ Possible!)

Alex, M6CFW, reports on QRZ.com that he recently received a license to operate as XU7WXA from Phnom Penh and will be using it when he visits the country for work. Alex states,
"Future dates will be posted here (QRZ.com), and I will try to be on-air as much as work permits. These trips are NOT designed to be full blown DXpeditions. Having said that if you need an XU7 for an award, then I'd be happy to arrange a sked and try to make contact. I will be using all HF bands, SSB and PSK31/63. I'm limited to 100W, but given how flat Cambodia is, I should still be able to reach pretty much anywhere. QSLs will be uploaded pretty much immediately to LoTW and eQSL. If you need a paper card then I'm happy to provide them, but ONLY directly via my UK address M6CFW, and ONLY with $2, €2, £2 or 2 VALID IRCs. I will hopefully be operating soon from XY/XZ (Myanmar). Negotiations for licenses are well advanced, and once I have it then I will mount a one man DXpedition."
XZ, MYANMAR

Simon, HS0ZIB, announced on (QRZ.com):
"During the months of May and June 2013, I will again operate XZ1K from Tanintharyi State. I will only operate on PSK31, according to when I have free time. From 1st July, I will be working in Laos, but I will try to return each holiday to re-activate XZ1K. QSLs will only be available via online verification. There is, of course, no bureau in Myanmar and I will have no permanent address there. I will mail out a hard-copy QSL for each QSO verification. SWLs may also submit their reception reports."
YE90, INDONESIA (Special Event)

Members of the ORARI Jawa Barat and YB Club DX, along with the Bandung Heritage Community will activate the special event station YE90PK between May 3-5th. Activity is to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Radio Malabar. Activity will be on all modes and HF band. The location of Radio Malabar is in Puntang, Mount Malabar, South of Bandung, West Java. For more details, see:

http://www.qrz.com/db/YE90PK
Z8, SOUTH SUDAN

Olli, OH0XX, is now active as Z81X from Juba. The length of his stay is not known. Activity has been on 17/15 meters CW. QSL via OH0XX. Hopefully, more details will be forthcoming.

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND

Bob, G4DBW, will once again be active as ZD8RH from Ascension Island between April 29th and May 3rd. Since Bob is working on the island, his activity will be limited. Operations will be mainly on CW. Suggested frequencies are around 7007, 10105, 14007, 18073, 21007, 24897 and 28007 kHz. Equipment is a FT857 w/100 watts and a modified MP-1 portable whip antenna. QSL direct via G4DBW with 2 'green stamps' or IRC or via RSGB Bureau. Bureau replies can take up to 18 months.

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