OPDX Bulletin 1114 June 3, 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, ARRL Letter/Web Page, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, NJ1Q & W1AW, K2PF, KH2AR/W4, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, WA4DAN, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, K9HZ, W9ILY, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DS4NYE, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK1SOW, IK7JWX, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PS7AB, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, UN6QC, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE7DP 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, 26th-May, through Sunday, 2nd-June there were 233 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, JA, JD/o, 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, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8
* 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, FIJI
Just a reminder that by the time you read this Harry, AA2WN, will be active as 3D2WN from Fiji until June 7th. The main purpose of the trip is scuba diving, but he will be active when he is not diving. Activity will be mostly on 20 and 17 meters using CW, SSB and possibly some digital modes. He will use an IC706MKII with 100 watts into a dipole. QSL via AA2WN and LoTW.


60 METERS
Bernard, F9IE, is now active as F9IE/CT7 from Algarve (WW Loc. IM67ge), Portugal. He has worked a few UK stations and is running 100 watts to a dipole inverted Vee, apex 6 / 7m . He'll be there for about 2 weeks. Suggested frequencies are: 
CW - 5405 and 5373 kHz
SSB - 5403.5 and 5371.5 kHz


6V7, SENEGAL
Luc, F5RAV, will once again be active as 6V7T from Le Calao Resort, La Somome, between October 9-17th. He will be operating from Jean-Francois, 6W7RV, QTH. Activity will be on SSB and PSK31, and on 40-10 meters (including 17 and 12m with a dipole only). A side trip to N'gor Island (AF-045) is planned for three days during this period. QSL via only direct to his home callsign. See details on QRZ.com. Also, visit his BLOG page at:
http://f5rav.free.fr
 
 
9G, GHANA
Hans, PB2T, will be active as 9G5AA from Ghana between June 2-7th. Bands and modes of activity were not provided. 
PLEASE NOTE: The callsign 9G5AA was reissued to PB2T in 2013 - previous operations were all by members of the Voodoo Contest Group. QSL only via PB2T.


9X, RWANDA
Kiyo, JR1IZM/9X0AM, is once again back in Kigali because of his work. However, his QSL Manager JO1CRA states there may not be any operations due to his work load.


C8, MOZAMBIQUE (Update)
An international team of operators will be active as C82DX from Xai Xai (WW Loc KG64) between October 15-22nd. Operators mentioned are Doug/N1DG, Tom/N4XP, Jose/CT1EEB, Franz/DJ9ZB, Max/I8NHJ, Mike/N6MZ, Ray/N9JA, Dave/WB4JTT, Charles/W6OAT, Chris/ZS6EZ (C92Z), Tjerk/ZS6P (C91TJL) and Christian/ZS6RI. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are: CW - 1826.5, 3523, 5405, 7023, 10103, 14023, 18079, 21023, 24894 and 28023 kHz SSB - 3790, 5403.5, 7082, 14185, 18140, 21285, 24955 and 28485 kHz RTTY - 3580, 7035, 10142, 18099, 21080, 24912 and 28080 kHz 6M - 50107/CW and 50107/SSB
No QSL route has been mentioned yet. According to their Web page (which is now functional) on May 29th: "In October a group of experienced DX operators will endeavor to put as many of you into our log on 160 and 80 meters as possible. We will operate on the HF bands during daylight hours, but our purpose is to meet the large demand on the aforementioned bands. Please visit this website as the operation gets closer for further details." The C82DX Web page is now available at:

http://c82dx.com
 
 
CY0, SABLE ISLAND
Murray, WA4DAN, informs OPDX: ""The CY0P DXpedition team is pleased to announce that Rick, AI5P, has joined the team. Rick has operated from more than 70 DXCC countries and adds a second CW operator to the team. The CY0P DXpedition is scheduled for October 1-11th. Pre- parations are right on schedule. The team has received three new mono-band yagi antennas for the effort. Gary, VE1RGB, ordered all new coaxial cables and will be testing those this summer".

DXCC NEWS (1984 DXpedition Approved)
The ARRL has finally granted DXCC credit for contacts made with the TI9CCC expedition to Cocos Island in 1984./(Source: CQ Magazine Email Received May 31 2013)

FY, GUYANA (Possible IOTA Op)
Christian, F5UII, wil be active as FY/F5UII from the radio club station FY5KE in Kourou City between June 5-14th. Activity will be on the HF bands on SSB. He suggests to look for him during the weekday mornings about 1000-1100z and after 2100z. Possibly during the weekend of June 8-9th, Christian will try be active from Royale Islands (SA-020)with a multiband wire antenna which will allow him to be active on 80-10 meters SSB. This activity is not yet certain. For more details and updates, visit:

http://www.f5uii.net/en
 
Christian also has a Twitter account: https://twitter.com/f5uii

H44, SOLOMON ISLANDS (IOTA Op/Update to OPDX.1103/1104/1105)
Just a reminder that by the time you read this, operators Ralph/5W0W/H44RK and Maggie/H44MK (the only local YL Ham from Sikiana) will switch their callsigns to H44IOTA for their upcoming IOTA tour which has started on June 1st. Operators Stan/SQ8X, Dom/SQ9KWW and Tom/WL7HP will join them. Current activity is on Liapari (OC-149). The tentative dates for each island is as follows, but may vary due to the nature of the tour. Here is their announced schedule:

June 1-4th - Liapari Island (OC-149) "now on!!"
June 6-8th - Russell Islands (OC-168)
June 10-13th - Florida Islands (OC-158)
June 17-24th - Stewart Island (OC-285) **
July 1-7th - Nendo Island (OC-100)
July 9-12th - Vanikolo/Utupua (OC-163) July 14-16th - Reef Islands (OC-065)
** Of special interest to IOTA chasers is Stewart Island (OC-285) having NEVER been activated.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. See OPDX.1104 for frequencies. All QSL requests are via QSL Manager Rex Turvin, NR6M. For updates it is suggested to watch:

http://www.qrz.com/db/H40RK
 
The group now has a Web, Twitter and FaceBook page at:

http://www.h44iota.com
 
https://twitter.com/h44iota
 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/H44-IOTA-DXpedition/136003426577924
 
 

HK0/S, SAN ANDRES ISLAND
Members of the "DX Friends" will activate San Andres Island (NA-033) sometime at the end of October. Operators mentioned are Alberto/EA1SA, Toni/EA5RM (Team Leader), Roberto/EA2RY, Manolo/EA7AJR, Jose/EA7KW, Fabrizio/IN3ZNR, Alain/F6ENO, Tony/F8ATS, Bernard/F9IE and Valery/RG8K. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, with at least 4 stations on at the same time on different bands and modes. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1824, 3524, 7004, 10104, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 1845, 3780, 7065/7160, 14195, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28494 kHz
RTTY - 7035, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24921 and 28080 kHz
6m - 50105/CW and 50115/SSB
As of press time, no callsign has been announced. QSL via EA5RM direct (see Web page). You can use the OQRS (see Web page) for direct and Bureau cards. More details should be forthcoming. Visit their Web page at:
http://www.dxfriends.com/SanAndres2013
 
 
IOTA NEWS
AS-008. Take, JI3DST, will be active as JI3DST/1 from Shikine Shima (WLOTA 2267, JCG-3210) between July 26-29th. Activity will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th. Take might also use the callsign JI3DST/JI1 during his stay on the island. QSL via his home callsign by the Bureau (pre- ferred). For more details and updates, visit his Blog page at:

http://blog.goo.ne.jp/ji3dst
 
AS-085. (Update) Members from the Korea Contest Club will be active as D85C from Chongsan Island (WLOTA 1602, HLFF-015) between June 6-9th. Operators mentioned are Jeon/DS1EVQ, Han/DS2GOO, Park/DS3GLW, Rew/DS4NYE, Yang/DS4CDA, Kang/HL1CR, Rocky/HL1VAU and a few others. Look for some operators to possibly sign homecall/4 for private objects (QSL via their home callsign). QSL D85C via DS4NYE, by the Bureau or direct. No eQSL. They will update log daily to ClubLog. For more information and possible updates, visit:

http://www.d9k.org/xe/d85c
 
AS-146. Ma, BA4MY, will be active as B4/BA4MY from Jiming Dao Island (WLOTA 2489) in the Chengshan Jiao area, Weihai Prefecture, Shandong Province, China, between July 21-29th. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes, but will also include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) using the callsign BY4IB. QSL both callsigns via BA4EG, direct or by the Bureau. Also, QSL via LoTW or eQSL.
EU-043. Operators Pierre/SB6A, Rolf/SM6IQD, Sten/SM6MIS, Rick/SM6U, Tomas/SM6XMY and Janne/SM6YOF will be active as 7S6W from Vinga Island (WLOTA 1517, SMFF-3495, SWA-163) between June 6-9th. They plan to have 3 stations on the air, and they will focus on the higher bands. 
PLEASE NOTE: All QSL backlogs from last year's operation has been taken care of this spring. QSL via SM6MIS, by the Bureau is preferred. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. For information and updates, visit:

http://sm6.se/7s6w
 
EU-051. Operators Stefano/IK6JRI, Fred/IK7JWX, Vincenzo/IZ8LFI, Leopoldo/I8LWL and Davide/IT9DFI will be active as IE9/IK6JRI from Ustica Island(WW. Loc. JM68OQ) between July 24-29th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th), but before and after the contest look for operations on 30/17/12 meters digital modes and 6 meter SSB. QSL via IK6JRI, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-066. Victor, UA1OEY, will be active as UA1OEY/p from the Solovetsky Islands between June 3-13th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-076. German operators Georg/DL3YAT, Andy/DL5AND, Vincent/DL6II and Ben/DO1BEN will use the Norwegian Ringsjoen Contest Club (RCC) callsign LA5O from Austvågøy Island (part of Lofoten Island Group and located in front of north Norwegian coast) between June 8-14th. Activity will be on all HF bands and possibly 60 meters. QSL via DO1BEN, by the Bureau (preferred) or direct. QSL also via LoTW, HRDLog, Clublog and eQSL. For more details see:

http://www.do1ben.de/index.php?page=LA5O
 
EU-128. Jan-Henrik, DG8HJ, will be active as homecall/p from Fehmarn Island (DID O-001, WLOTA 0637) between July 6-21st. Activity will be on the HF bands, propagation allowing. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau
EU-171. Tom, DL4VM, will be active as OZ/DL4VM from Vendsyssel-Thy/ Nordjylland Island (DIA NJ-001) between now and June 15th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
NA-144. Bodo, DF8DX, will be active as KT3Q/6 from Anacapa Island (USI CA-002S, WLOTA 1300, WWFF KFF-014, Ventura County, CA) between July 19-21st. Activity will be on the HF bands, CW only, using 100 watts into a vertical antenna. QSL via DF8DX, by the Bureau or direct.
NA-181. Operators Klaus/VE7KDU and Frank/VE7DP will try to activate the Estevan Islands as homecall/7 between June 7-9th. The operation will take place from a sheltered cove on Barnard Island; it is located about 80 miles west/south-west of the nearest accessible town. Reaching their destination will depend on local weather and sea conditions. They will be active on 30-15 meters using CW and SSB. A brief activity (less than 24 hours) from one of the qualifying islands in theNA-061 group, immediately before or after NA-181 is also a possibility.
OC-109. Operators John/YB5NOF and Anton/YB5QZ plan to activate Natuna Selatan between October 18-21st (tentative dates). Callsign is to be announced later. More details are forthcoming.
OC-122. Operators John/YB5NOF and Anton/YB5QZ plan to activate Tambelan Island between November 15-18th (tentative dates). Callsign is to be announced later. More details are forthcoming.
SA-047. Members of the CMDXGroup will be active as PR5C Mel Island between October 26-30th. Operators mentioned are Alex/PP5ALE, Martins/PU5UAI, Evan/PU5SVE, Anadre/PY5EW, Fabio/PY5FAB, Jose/PY5JAP, Arthur/PY5VC, Joe/PY5XH and Junior PY5ZW. Activity will be on 160/80/40/20/15/10/6 meters using CW and SSB. They will have four radios (1x FT2000 and 3x FT897D) with three 700w amps. QSL direct to PU5SVE. All QSOs will be confirmed via LoTW and eQSL. For more details and updates, visit:

http://www.pr5c.qsl.br
 
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For June)
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of June 2013:
GX4BJC/A - Operated from Great Missenden, in Buckinghamshire, by John, G8XTJ (ISWL Vice President). (WAB Square SP80 - England, IOTAEU-005 and WLOTA LH-1841)MX1SWL/A - Operated /A from Hartford, in Cambridgeshire, by Tom, G3RPV. (/A WAB Square TL27 - 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 onwww.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 their awards.

J6, ST. LUCIA
Bill, K9HZ, will once again be active as J68HZ from his villa at Labrelotte Bay, Castries, St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA L-1336) between June 8-22nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. There will be a special emphasis on 160 and 80 meters on all modes. His equipment will consist of an Elecraft K3, a 3 element beam for 20-6 meters and wire antennas for 160-30 meters. QSL via his home callsign. He does use the LoTW and eQSL. 
ADDED NOTE: Bill is working towards his WAS on several modes and bands, so he prefers cards.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (June 3-9th)
.
 Jun/03rd AN      Jun/06th  AN      Jun/08th  AN
 Jun/04th AN      Jun/07th  AN      Jun/09th  AN
 Jun/05th 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 to OPDX.1110)
John Plenderleith, 9M6XRO, will be joining operators Aki/ZL1GO (JE4EKO), Masahiro/JH3PRR, Kip/W6SZN and Jacky/ZL3CW (F2CW/WE3B) to 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 signif- icant effort on 160 meters. See OPDX.1110 for more details. QSL via ZL3CW. The N8A Web page is now available online at:

http://www.n8a.eu
 

LX, LUXEMBOURG
Marc, ON7SS/OO9O, will be active as LX/OO9O from Dillingen between June 17-20th June. Activity will be focused on 30 meters CW and PSK. QSL via the Bureau, eQSL and LoTW.

PJ4, BONAIRE
Armin, DL1DI, will be active as PJ4D from Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) between June 22nd and July 10th. He will be there on holiday. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

PS2013, BRAZIL (Special Event)
Look for special event station PS2013CCB to be active between June 15-30th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Operations are to celebrate the FIFA Confederations Cup Brasil event. QSL via PS7AB, only via the Bureau, LoTW, EQSL or Bureau E-mail request ps7ab@yahoo.com
. SWL request are welcome. Please, " NOT " direct QSL.

QSL INFO AND NEWS
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For May 26th and June 2nd)
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  4L8A via K1BV            HI3/N2YDD via N2YDD         PJ6A via N4NX
  4O7TC via UA3TCJ (d)     HI3EPR via ON4IQ            R13EPC via RA4UDC
  7X5KBS via EA7FTR        HL2ZBD/3 via JK3IJQ         R230CF via RK6AX
  7X5QB via EA7FTR         HP1/IQ6CC via IZ4SUC        R2013FF via RX3F
  8S0HRA via SK0QO         I/HB9ETM/P via IZ1MLV (d)   RA4HKM/0 via RW4HW
  9A5D via 9A1BHI          IB9T via IT9TQH             RN3F via UA3DQK
  9A7T via 9A2EU           ID9/DD0VR via DD0VR         RT27WW via RT4RO
  9A203GS via 9A5F         II0FTC via IQ0FB            SC3N via EA8CN
  A65BD via G5LP           II1IASR via IZ5JLF          SD7SUB via SM7EYO
  B7M via BG7LHY           II1ITR via IQ1LM            SJ0X via SM6JSM
  BY5CD via BD4HF          II4BTK via IQ4FE            SJ2W via SM2LIY (L/d)
  CE3CT via EA5KB          II5CC via IZ4SUC            SK3W via SM5DJZ
  CR3A via EA5GL           IQ2BG via IK2AHB            SN5X via SP5XVY
  CR3L via DJ6QT           IT9/N0TG via N0TG           SV/DH7IF/P via DH7IF
  CR5OIT via CT1FHI (d)    J28NC via F5RQQ             SV3/SV1NN via SV1NN
  CS2C via OK1RF           JT1E via JT1DA              SV8/DK6SX via DK6SX
  CS5DFG via CS5NRA (d)    JW/DK8FD via DK8FD          T32AZ via KH6QJ
  CT7/CU3EJ/P via CU3EJ    JW7XM via LA7XM             TA1/JH0CJH via JH0CJH
  DT60US via WX8C          K8F via W8CDB               TA7/R3GM via RA1QQ
  ED1R via EC1KR           KH2L via W3HNK              TC7C via RA1QQ
  EE8X via W2GR            LV6E via AI6V               TM0R via F5GGL
  EF5A via EA5DY           LY6A via LY2BM              TM6ENO via F6ENO
  EF8M via UA3DX           LZ7O via LZ1ONK             TM6JUN via F6KFW
  EG4URT via EA4FXF        LZ9EPC via LZ1NJS           TM50QF via F6KSU
  EG5SUB via EA5HEW        LZ1534GWS via LZ1KCP        UA9FAR via EA7FTR
  EG8CRC via EA8CUG        M3W via G4FAL               UF6VW via R3DO
  EG9CGM via EA9AY         MM/IZ5JMX/P via IZ5JMX  UN5J via W3HNK or RW6HS (d)
  EH2URD via EA2URD        MM3N via GM4SID             UN9GD via DL8KAC
  EI0W via EI9GTB          N5E via AD5WB               UT7U via UT7UV
  EJ/G7SQW via G7SQW       NP2KW via EB7DX             UZ0U via UY5ZZ
  EJ/ON4TA/P via ON4TA     NP3A via WD8CW              UZ2M via US0LW
  EK0W via EK8AA           OF3I via OH3BHL (d)         VE3/WB8BZK via WB8BZK
  EO7U via UY2UA           OK/US3LX via US3LX          VE9MCC via VE9HF
  ER3WFF via ER3GS         OL7C via OK1KVK             WW2IND via W9IH
  ER6A via ER1LW           OM60DAT via OM4CI           YN3M via W0MM
  ES4UY via UY5ON          OP7V via ON7VA              YO3KIA via YO3JR
  FG4NN via NI5DX          OZ/DL2GLA via DL2GLA        YT4W via YU1DW
  FK8CE via LZ1JZ          OZ/DM5MA/P via DM5MA        ZB54FK via ZB2FK
  HG3IPA via HA3JB         P3N via RW3RN               ZD8KFC via NI5DX
  HG3M via HA3MY           P4/W1XP via W1XP            ZW7R via PR7ZAJ
  HG8U via HA8RM           PI4DX via PD1DX             ZX5J via AI4U
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
 
QSL EM68J via LoTW. Direct QSLs via K2PF or OQRS ClubLog, and Bureau QSL via UU2JQ. This was a special event station to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the victory in the great Patriotic War.
NEW LoTW Software Available (Update): As of May 30th, TQSL 1.14.1 is now ready to download. For more details and the download for the fixed version, go to: http://www.arrl.org/logbook-of-the-world
The GoList reports: "Buzz, NI5DX, is now the QSL Manager for Tim, 5R8Z. Tim is a missionary in Madagascar and has very limited internet service. He has been uploading his log to LoTW when internet service allowed but had not been sending printed cards because of the cost involved and postal difficulties from Madagascar. Tim will return to South Carolina for 6 months beginning in June. During that time he will try to get his paper log transferred into a computer log program. This will take some time as it is not at the top of his priority list while home. Buzz and Tim will also design a card that will be printed by UX5UO."
The GoList reports: "Buzz, NI5DX, is now the QSL Manager for Iwan, YE1NZ. Iwan, whose home call is W7NZ, will be working in Indonesia for Marriott for at least 2 years. He will forward his past logs to Buzz immediately. Iwan has some QSL cards he is presently using. If the cost to ship a supply to Texas is not too expensive, he will send some to Buzz. If that costs too much, the two will design a new card that will have to be printed. It will take about 6 weeks before Buzz has cards in hand to reply to requests."
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5B75FOC, 5W1SA, 9M2TO, AX7CW, FS/G3SXW, GS4FOC, HK3C, HK3W, JA2FJP, JA7BME, KH6LC, OF3I, OX3LX, P29NO, PJ7MF, RA0FF, RA6HJA, RA/KE5JA, RA/WX8C, T8CW, VK6DXI, VP2MRV, Z81X and ZM4M
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3D2GC, 6V7S, A3EAQ, CW90A, D4C, EP3SMH, FR4NT, H44G, H44MY, H70ORO, JX9JKA, LU5FC, PT0S, T2GM, T2YL and V63MY
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 6W/DL2RMC and HR5/NQ5W

TN5, REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Once again in close cooperation between the DAGOE Foundation, Mercy Ships and 4 Dutch radio amateurs, planning is being done for a DXpedition to Republic of Congo. The Team will stay in Pointe Noire between September 28th and October 11th. This is the group's fourth such operation/project.
For their previous projects in Liberia (5L2MS), Benin (TY1MS) and Sierra Leone (9L5MS) the team was very honored and proud to be rewarded in 2013 for their achievements with the Yasme Excellence Award 2012.
The team will use the callsign TN5MS for this coming activity. Operators mentioned are: Arie/PA3A (CW/SSB), Ad/PA8AD (CW/SSB), Arie/PA3AN (SSB/RTTY) and Marian/PD1AEG. Activity will probably be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
The equipment consists of 3 transceivers and linears. The antennas are verticals for 160-30m and beams for 20-10m. For 160m and 80m extra receiving antennas will be used to improve station reception capability. If conditions allow it and permission is received, they will try to activate 6m. They take special care to listen for remote locations and small stations. The goal of the team is to work as many different stations as possible in the different modes.
All donations and surplus from the QSL will be transferred to the Mercy Ships Charity Project. QSL via PA3AWW, by the Bureau or direct (see info on the Web page). Also, QSLs can be requested with a donation via the OQSL request service on the Web page. LoTW will be uploaded 6 months after the DX- pedition when logs are checked. The team is not using eQSL for answering QSL. For more details and updates, visit their Web page at:

http://www.tn5ms.nl/index.php
 
TU5, IVORY COAST
Dim, F5SWB, will be active as TU5DF from Port-Bouët, Abidjan, starting at the end of June through sometime in October. Activity will be on HF bands, mostly on CW but also on SSB and PSK31 sometimes. QSL via F5SWB. Please include 2 USDs and a SAE to cover mail costs for direct QSL coming from outside of Europe. Please include 1 USD and a SAE to cover mail costs for direct QSLs inside Europe.

UP44, KAZAKHSTAN
Members of the Traveling Radio Amateurs Group are planning to travel to the mountains of Zailiysky Alatau between June 7-8th. The expedition to the "Mountains of Kazakhstan" is the first in Kazakhstan activation mountains «Class E» (peaks altitude from 4000m and more) pursuant to the" Kazakhstan Mountain Award" program. The callsign UP44WFF will be used by operators Arthur/UN6QC, Sergey/ UN6GAO, Victor/UN7GIT and possible other operators. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, by the Bureau or direct (see QRZ.com). The goal of the expedition is to activate the following references:
WMA/UNM-043 - Amangeldy peak, altitude 4010? above sea level (NEW ONE)
WFF/UNFF-005 - Ile-Alatau national Park
WRA/UNR-048 - river Malaya Almatinka
KDA: Q-12 - Karasai district
WW Loc. - MN83MC
For more details, check out the following Web links:

http://un-dx-news.ucoz.com
 
http://qrz.com/db/UP44WFF
 
 

VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
By the time you read this Kevin, K6TOP, will once again be active as VP2V/K6TOP from Tortola, British Virgin Islands (NA-023), until June 6th. Activity will be limited (family vacation) using an ICOM 706 MKII with 100 watts into a 40m vertical, 20/15/10 multiband dipole. Operations will be CW almost exclusively. Operating hours are typically 0100-0300z and 1000-1200z due to family commitments. QSLs via LoTW preferred, log will be uploaded upon return. Kevin states, "When the pileups get difficult, I listen to the edges, so please spread your calls out."

YN, NICARAGUA
"DX-World.net" is reporting that a Spanish team from the Aitana DX Group (ADXG) will be active from the YN2N Shack in Nicaragua between October 1-16th. Operators mentioned are Francisco/EA7FTR, Gen/ EA5HPX, Fernando/EA5FX, Javi/EA5KM, Jose/EA1ACP and Carlos/EA1DVY. Activity will be on all bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. Pilot station is Ismael/EA1AZ. Callsign will be announced soon. The team has a Web site which will be running shortly. QSL via EB7DX.

ZP99, PARAGUAY (Special Event)
Members of the Radio Club Paraguay Filial Itapua (ZP9EE) will be using the callsign ZP99E for the first time from the local ruins of the Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue between June 12th and July 21st. Operators mentioned are Manu/ZP9MCE, Antero/ZP9CN, Francisco/ZP9GB and Derlis/ZP9DK. Activity will be on 40/30/20/15/10 meters using CW and SSB, with some PSK31. QSL via EA5ZD. Log will be available on(QRZ.com) and ClubLog.

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