OPDX Bulletin 1121 July 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, K2AD, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K6VVA, KH6BZF, WA6POZ, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, 2E0SQL, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1AL, DL1SBF, DL2VFR, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK1SOW, I3VJW, IZ7AUH, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PT7WA, PY3DF, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, TA1HZ, VA3RJ & ICPO and the VHF- DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.

EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late RSGB IOTA Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the RSGB IOTA Contest participants.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 20th-July, through Friday, 26th-July there were 211 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A3, 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, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, 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, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS

2U, GUERNSEY (Satellite Op!)
Peter, 2E0SQL, is now active as 2U0SQL from Guernsey (IN89RL) until July 30th. Activity will be sporadic on the satel- lite passes. He will be focusing on FO-29 and SO-50 passes. Peter states, "... no firm pass times, but hopefully will have internet access and will try posting on Twitter (@2E0SQL) when I'll be on." Due that he is camping, Peter will be battery powered using a FT-817 and a Arrow antenna. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

5A, LIBYA
Abubaker, DL1AL, is now active as 5A1AL near Tripoli. Activity so far has been on 40/30/20/6 meters CW. He informs OPDX that he will be active on the HF bands and 6 meters using CW and SSB [at the moment for PSK, the modem does not work yet]. QSL via DL1AL.

5Q2, DENMARK
Paolo, I2AE, will be on holiday and a big radio tour as 5Q2AE from Denmark starting July 27th. He plans to activate OZFF, DEN, WCA, IOTA and DIA reference numbers. Paolo suggests to look for him on 14244 and 7144 kHz SSB only, and possibly on 50144 and 18144 kHz. QSL via I2AE, direct or by the Bureau. SWL send him an E-mail. To view his route on a map and other detailed info, see:

http://www.qrz.com/db/I2AE
 
9A, CROATIA (28th EU STAR AWARD)
The following is a press release from Mato, 9A3SM:
"This award is issued by the Croatian Amateur Radio Association (HRS) to celebrate entry of the Republic of Croatia into the full membership of European Union as 28th member. Award is issued to all licensed amateur radio operators and SWL. Award requirements: 15 different special 9A28* callsigns and 15 countries members of European Union on any band or mode in period from July 1st to December 31st 2013. Log extract with evidence of payment should be sent to the address of HRS. Award fee is 5 € or 8 USDs. Money transfer should be made to HRS bank account: Zagrebacka banka, d.d. Paromlinska 2, 10 000 Zagreb
SWIFT: ZABAHR2X (CROATIA ­ 28 EU STAR AWARD)
IBAN : HR4323600001101561569
Address for award application: HRVATSKI RADIOAMATERSKI SAVEZ, Dalmatinska 12, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia"

IOTA NEWS

JUST A REMINDER THAT THIS WEEKEND IS THE RSGB IOTA CONTEST!!!!!!
Complete details and rules are available at:
http://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/iota.shtml
 
http://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2013/riota.shtml
 

AF-083. Feco, HA8KW, will be active as 3V8SM from the club station of the Tunisian Scouts on Jerba Island, Tunisia, between July 26th and August 1st. Activity will be holiday style CW only, but will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th), possibly as a 12-hour CW entry. He will use 100w and wire antennas. Jerba Island is in the Gabes/Medenine Region IOTA Group. QSL 3V8SM for this time frame only via HA8KW (HA Bureau or direct).

AS-006. Farid, VR2UNG, will be active from Hong Kong during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/ Low-Power entry. QSL via VR2FUN direct or LoTW.

EU-020. Anders, SM0THU, will be active as SM0THU/1 from Gotland during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/ 12HRS/QRP entry. QSL via LoTW or by the Bureau.

EU-025. Giuseppe, IT9VDQ, will be active from Sicily Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode entry. QSL direct to his home callsign.

EU-025. Mike, IF9ZWA, will be active as IT9/IF9ZWA from Sicily's mainland during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/All-Band/12HRS entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to his home callsign.

EU-047. German operators have once again activated the special callsign DM50IOTA, but this time from Borkum Island between now and July 28th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via DL2VFR, by the Bureau or direct. For more details and updates, visit the QRZ.com Web site or:

http://www.iota-expedition.com
 
ADDED NOTES: This is the fourth German Island group activated by DM50IOTA during the 50th IOTA Marathon. DM50IOTA will activate all German IOTAs during that time. If you have worked DM50IOTA from all German IOTAs by the end of 2013, you can apply for a special award. The German team plans to activate the following IOTAs later in the year:

EU-057 - Hiddensee Island; September 28th and October 3rd

EU-129 - Usedom Island; October 16-17th

EU-048. Members of the Lanester ARC (F6KPQ) will be active as TM2BI from Belle Île en Mer between now and July 31st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They will also be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). Operators mentioned David/F4FDA, Mickael/F4FFZ, Gwena/F4FHZ and Nath, Chris/F5CBQ, François/F5JNE, Phil/F5PHW and Jean-François/F6DZD. QSL via F6KPQ, direct or by the Bureau or LoTW.

EU-054. Antonino, IT9RDG, will be active as IF9/IT9RDG from Favigna Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/All-Band/12HRS entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to his home callsign.

EU-054. Sal, IT9BXR, will once again be active as IF9/IT9BXR from Favignana Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/24HRS/Low-Power entry. QSL via IT9BXR.

EU-068. The Gull Team will be active as TM5KD from Sein Island between July 26th (1300z) and July 30th (1100z). Operators mentioned are Bastien/F4EYQ and Jieli, and Jean-François/F4EYR. They will be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th).

EU-073. (Update/Change) Members of the Taranto ARMI section and the 599 DX Team will once again be active as IJ7T from San Pietro Isle (IIA TA-002) between July 26-28th. Activity will be on the HF bands, 6 and 2 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They will participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). Operators mentioned are I7LGM, IK7MOF, IK7WDS, IZ7AUH, IZ7FMM, IZ7LDC, IZ7NLZ and IZ8EGM. QSL via IZ7AUH, direct or by the Bureau. QSL cards can also be requested via the OQRS on ClubLog.

For more information and updates, visit:

http://www.qrz.com/db/IJ7T
 
http://www.armi.ta.it
 
ADDED NOTE: All operators will sign IJ7/IQ7UJ from San Pietro Isle (DCI-TA038, IIA-J002, MIA-MI094) on July 26th. QSL via IZ7AUH.

EU-080. Members of the Demons DX'ers [EA1HET] http://www.demonsdxers.es will be active as ED1K from Ons Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned are Nacho/EA1ND, Juan/EA1NK, Pablo/EA1NL, Enrique/EA1AJV, Aki/EA1HV, Juan/EB1AIR, Leopoldo/EA1DGL, Pablo/EB1OU and Nacho/EB1GER. QSL via EA1NK, direct or by the Bureau. QSL card via direct to: Juan J .Lamas, P.O.Box 531, 15780 Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Direct QSL requests via E-mail to:

juan@ea1nk.com
 
Sending SASE and 2 USDs/IRC for postal rates will be appreciated. Paypal available. All other QSL cards will be sent via the Bureau unless requested via direct.

EU-096. Tony, OH1TD, will be active from his summer home on Korpo Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry. QSL via OH Bureau or direct to OH1TD.

EU-115. Olivier, ON4EI, will once again be active as EI8GQB and EI1A between now and July 31st. He plans to operate from his caravan using green energy. Olivier will activate the EI1A callsign during the RSGB IOTA Contest July 27-28th. QSL via PA3249, direct or by the Bureau. For more details, see OPDX.1119 or visit:

http://www.qrz.com/db/EI8GQB
 
EU-120. Members of the Addiscombe Amateur Radio Club will be active as G4ALE/P from Isle of Wight during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). Operators mentioned are Peter/G3SJX, Steve/ G3UFY and Mike/G3VYI. QSL via G4ALE.

EU-123. Tom, GM0FGI, will be active from the Isle of Bute (Scottish Islands CL2, WW Loc IO75lr, WAB NS15) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. Visit his Web page at:

http://www.kilchattan-bay.co.uk
 
EU-124. Members of the Luton VHF Group will be active as GW2L from Holy Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). Operators mentioned are Ian/G1JCC, Don/G4LOO, Terry/G4UEM, Andy/G8ATD and Bryan/M0BIK. The group will be staying in a cottage for a week, so they will be on the HF bands after the IOTA contest. Some of the group are also planning to activate Holy Island mountain as a SOTA site during the week. QSL via G3SVJ. For more details, see:

http://www.g3svj.org.uk
 
EU-130. In celebration of their 65th anniversary, members of the ARI VERONA DX TEAM will activate the Island of Santa Maria di Barbana (IIA GO -013) during the RSGB IOTA Contest 2013 (July 27-28th). Thanks to the collaboration of Father Gianfranco, J52OFM (one of J52EME-J52HF), they got authorization to operate 48 hours during the IOTA Contest 2013. The callsign to be used is II3VR/IV3. Operators mentioned are Walter/I3VJW, Ampelio/ IK3JBP and Silverio/IK3IUL. Activity will be on all bands, operating both on CW and SSB, in the category: Multi-Single/ All Mode/24 Hours. During the pre-contest and post-contest, operators will be active for a few hours and will be operating on the WARC bands. QSL via IQ3VO, direct or by the Bureau. For more details, see:

http://www.ari.verona.it/veronadxteam/ii3vr-iv3.htm
 
EU-140. Kari, OH5TS, will be active from Kuorsalo Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High- Power entry. QSL via OH5TS or LoTW.

EU-140. Members of the OH5AD group and possibly others will be active as OG5A from Suuri-Musta Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Single/DXpedition entry. QSL via OH5AD or OG5A by the Bureau. Operators mentioned are Simo/ OH5GIO, Timo/OH5GJZ and Vili/OH5GEV.

EU-186. Last year, members of the Turkish group called TCSWAT (Special Wireless Activity Team) activated Kefken Island (AS-159) for the IOTA Contest. This year Gokceada Island (EU-186) will be activated for the contest. The team will be consisting of Metin/TA1ED, Tevfik/TA1HZ, Murat/TA1PB, Yasar/TA3D and Ali/ TA7EB. Claimed by 41.4% of participants, Gokceada lies on the northern part of Agean Sea and is a well-known tourist des- tination http://www.gokceada.gov.tr/. Their radios include a Kenwood TS-480, Kenwood TS-570 and Yaesu FT-857D. The antennas they will be using are a Windom 80-10m wire antenna and a 5-element Spiderbeam on top of a Spiderbeam Al mast. Station will be powered by a generator. The team hopes to arrive on the Island Friday evening and will depart Sunday evening. QSL cards will be printed at the end of December, and will be distributed to QSL Bureaus from Messe in 2014. TCSWAT will QSLs 100%, so please do not hurry.

NA-014. Operators Kevin/VE9MY and Linda/VE9GLF will be active as home- call/p from Deer Island (CISA NB-005) before, during and after the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). Both callsigns will be used as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/Low-Power entries. QSL both call- signs via their home callsigns, LoTW, direct or by the Bureau (preferred - E-mail requests are accepted). Visit:

http://qsl.net/ve9my
 
NA-045. Keith, K5ENS, will be active as XE3/K5ENS from Isla Mujeres (WLOTA 1716, WWFF XEFF-020) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/All-Band/Low-Power entry. He is expected to be here until July 31st. QSL via LoTW or direct to his home callsign.

NA-050. Rick, K6VVA, will make his FOURTH attempt to activate Barter Island. He hopes this effort from NA-050 during a predicted propagation period will have OK condx and have at less 2 days of decent operations. Be advised there could be delays reaching NA-050 due to local area "fog". If this re-booked FOURTH attempt at NA-050 is a "GO", Rick will make a Twitter post

http://www.twitter.com/k6vva
 
from the airport by 0130 UTC on 30 JULY 2013. For more details, see:

http://www.k6vva.com/iota/na050
 

NA-112. Wilson, KS4S, will be active from Sunset Beach Island, NC, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/ CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via KS4S.

NA-148. Scott, NE1RD, will be active as NE1RD/1 from Georges Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/ SSB-Mode/12HRS/QRP entry. QSL via his home callsign.

OC-021. Pri, YB0ECT, will be active from Java Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/ CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via W2FB.

OC-109/ (Update) The DX-World.net is reporting that operators John/
OC-122. YB5NOF, Anton/YB5QZ, Joni/YB9WZJ and YE5WM will activate Natuna Selatan (OC-109) as YE5S and Tambelan (OC-122) as YE5T very soon. The first activity will be from Tambelan after August 8th. Natuna Selatan activity afterwards, all weather dependent. QSL via W2FB.

OC-143. Zen, YB0MZI, will be active as YB0MZI/4 from Sumatra Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/ Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.

SA-018. Javier, CA7CAQ, will be active from Chiloe Island (WW Loc FE36fu) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via CA7CAQ direct.

SA-030. Members of the Radiogrupo Sur will be active as CV5A from Flores Island (WLOTA LH-0528, ARLHS URU-001) between August 15-18th. Their activity will coincide with the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW). Activity will be on all bands and modes. For more details, see:

http://cv5a.cx.uy

J7, DOMINICA
Operators Gerry/WA6POZ and Terry/N0TW will be active as J79GF and J79TW, respectively, from the Sea Cliff Cottages on the NE side of Dominica (NA-101) between July 30th and August 7th. Both operators will be taking IC-706's and some wire antennas, for 10, 15, and 20 meters. They both plan to be active in the 10-10 SUMMER QSO Party on August 3-4th. Gerry informs OPDX, "It is mainly going to be SSB, but I am bringing a key. I don't know much about the accommodations so we plan on just to have some hamming and do a little site seeing. QSL via their home call- signs. Gerry does use LoTW.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 29th-August 4th)
 Jul/29th AN      Aug/01st  HN      Aug/03rd  AN
 Jul/30th AN      Aug/02nd  AN      Aug/04th  AN
 Jul/31st HN


   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
 
 
NCDXF PRESS RELEASE (NCDXC Donates 8,000 USDs To NCDXF)
Glenn Johnson, W0GJ, Vice President of NCDXF, sent out the following on July 23rd [edited]:
"At their July 20, 2013 picnic, the Northern California DX Club presented a check for 8,000 USDs to the Northern California DX Foundation. NCDXF President Rusty Epps (W6OAT) stated, 'This donation, the largest ever received from a Club, will help to provide critical funding to DXpedtions high on the Most Wanted List. Often without support such DXpedtions would not be possible. We are very grateful for this donation and value our partnership with NCDXC.' Credit for the success of NCDXF is made possible by our contributors, individuals and clubs, who help make DX happen. Joining or renewing membership has never been easier. Please visit our website at

http://www.ncdxf.org."
For more details and a photo of the check being presented, go to the NCDXC Web page at:


http://www.ncdxc.org
 
 

QSL INFO AND NEWS
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For July 26th)
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  4L1MA via ON4RU          IR3Z via IN3XUG            RL70BR via UA3YY
  4O/UA3RF via UA3RF       IR4X via I4EAT             RN1CR/0 via RN1CR
  4X19MG via 4Z1TL         IS0/DL8JJ/M via DL8JJ      RX9AF via UA9AB (d,B)
  6O0LA via LA4GHA         JW/DL2GW via DL2GW         SE0X via SM0MDG (L)
  9A/OM8AA via OM8AA       LA/DL2JRM via DL2JRM       SJ1SOP via SM1TDE
  9A/VE3ZIK via DK8ZZ      LY55SOP via LY5W           SM/DG5CST via DG5CST
  9A20RRC via RZ3EC        LZ0I via LZ1BJ             SM6XVI via PA3FUJ
  9A281AA via 9A1AA        OD5TX via W4JS             SN0EL via SP1KRF
  9A281RBZ via 9A1RBZ      OH1K via OH1JO             SN1D via SP1RKT
  9A282DX via 9A2DX        OJ0R via G3TXF             SN9U via SP9UMJ
  9A282N via 9A2N          OL2013CM via OK2KYD        SV1/SV2CLJ via SV2CLJ
  BD2FW/2 via BD2FW        OL7T via OK2BXU            SV5/OH2FUW via OH2FUW
  BY4IB/4 via BY4IB (d,L)  OO3BZ via ON3BZ            SV5/OK2ZV/P via OK2ZV
  BY7RA/7 via BA4EG        OO4ACW  via ON4ACW         SV8/OE5GWP via OE5GWP
  CS250CLE via CS5RPT      OO4AEK via ON4AEK (L)      SV8/PD0ARI via PD0ARI
  CT8/CT3FN via HB9CRV     OO4BAF via ON6KN           SW8LR via HA0NAR
  E718S via 9A3JB          OO4VDV via ON4VDV          UI2K via UA2FZ
  ED5W via EA5DWS          OO8DM via ON8DM (L)        UP0L via DL8KAC
  EG1ETG via EA1RCI        PA6XX via PF0R             UT0U via UT2UB
  EG5FPN via EA7HBC        PY0F/PP1CZ via PP1CZ       W4O via N4YDU
  HA150GG via HA6FQ (d)    R13CWC via RZ4NWA          YP13S via YO8AXP
  HF450NS via SP3KEY       R20RRC/0 via RZ3EC         YR5TF via YO5BFJ
  IC8/OM5RW via OM5RW      R20RRC/1 via RZ3EC         YR8D via YO8KRR
  II9HY via IQ9DE          R55TV via RU9AAA           Z350SKOPJE via Z37RSM
  IM0/I0PNM via I0PNM (d)  RA9AFV via UA9AB (d,B)     ZX1WYD via PY1AA
  IM0SDX via IS0SDX        RI0NZ via UA0LCZ
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
C37UN (QSL by the Bureau or direct): Unio de Radioaficionats Andorrans, P.O. Box 1150, Andorra la Vela 553, Andorra. QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 1A0C, 4K5D, 4O/YO3JW/P, 4U1ITU, 5T0SP, 5U9AMO, 8P2K, 8P9AA, A45XR, A61DJ, A92IO, AC4LN/6Y5, CN8KD, CW5W, FJ/N5WR, FJ/N5WR, FS/K9EL, II0ESA, J28AA, JW9DFA, JY9ET, KH6FOC, MU0FAL, NP4Z, OX3FV, PJ4/K5KG, PJ4LS, PJ5/K3TRM, TT8TT, VK7CW, XT2TT, XV9DT, YI1RZ and ZM1A
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5W0M, CE2/CX1EK, CY9M, FS/K9EL, H40T, H44G, HC2IWM/8, HT2N, NH8S, T31A and Z81X
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: C4Z, E21DYP, HS0ZIN, TF4X and VK4KEE

TF, ICELAND (Special Event)
Operators Villi/TF3DX and Lenio/PY3DF will activate the special event station TF3ESP from the Harpa Conference Centre in Reykjavik during the 98th Esperanto World Conference until July 27th, and sporadically after that date. Operations include SSB and CW. QSL via TF3DX.

TK13, CORSICA (IOTAs Op!)
Laurent, F8BBL, will be active as TK13RNB [Radio Nature Balade] from Corsica (EU-014, DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA 1390, DDFM 2A) between July 27th and August 10th, in the Cargese location. Operators Michel (TK/F5OZF) and Solange (TK/F5RXL) will also be with him. There will be daily activity, but holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He will be running 100 watts using a FT-857 into a M1 vertical antenna. During their stay, they will also activate the following:
* Monday, August 5th: Trip to Sanguinaires Island (EU-104, DIFM TK-002, DDFM 2A, Grid Squ. JN41HV); Callsign TK13RNB/p.
* Thursday, August 8th: SOTA activity from Erbaghiolu (SOTA TK-158); Callsign TK13RNB/p.
QSL via F8BBL http://rnb.dx-cw.net, direct or by the REF Bureau (only this Bureau, please) or LoTW. Log search via ClubLog.

TO7, MAYOTTE (Early Announcement)
Hartwig, DL7BC, will once again be active as FH/DL7BC from Mayotte (AF-027) between March 21st and April 4th, 2014. Activity will be from Bruno's, DH1BL/FH4VOS, QTH. Operations will be on 20-10 meters (40m possibly) plus participation in CQWW WPX SSB Contest signing TO7BC. He will use 100 watts into a SpiderBeam. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. For more details, visit his Web site at:

http://www.qslnet.de/member/dl7bc/en_TO7BC.htm
 
YOUTUBE VIDEO (The Amsterdam Island Expedition - 2014)
Ralph Fedor, K0IR, posted the following video on YouTube this past week, and states,
"This video describes the collective expedition adventures of the 14 men who will travel to Amsterdam Island in January of 2014. The team is made up of 14 amateur radio operators from around the world." The video is almost 7 minutes and can be viewed at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qHkdADyxuA#at=95
ZS8, MARION ISLAND
The "DX-World.net" reports that a new YL operator Nadia, ZS8A, will soon be active. Meanwhile, propagation and busy working schedules have kept David/ZS8Z and Carson/ZS8C operating on limited time.
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        The following stations are expected to be active in the
                   RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th, 2013)
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       Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2013 RSGB IOTA Contest. For
a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
                 http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iota2013.html
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  Contest        DXCC         IOTA     Island        QSL Route-(B)Bureau/
 Callsign       Entity                             (e)eQSL/(L)LoTW/(d)direct
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3V8SM           Tunisia       AF-083   Jerba        HA8KW [this op only] or
                                                    QSL via (B,d)
4O/RK3RB/p      Montenegro    EU-163   Sv Nikola    RK3RB; QSL via (B,d)
                                                    (GS only, no IRCs)
4O/UA3RF/p      Montenegro    EU-163   Sv Nikola    UA3RF; QSL via (B,d)
                                                    (GS only, no IRCs)
5R8NE           Madagascar    AF-057   Nosy Be      IK2DUW
9A/AC6DD        Croatia       EU-110   Sveti Nikola AC6DD
9A/HA9MDN       Croatia       EU-170   Vir          HA9MDN; QSL via (B,e)
9A/HA0KA        Croatia       EU-170   Pag          HA0KA
9A/IV3LZQ       Croatia       EU-110   Sveti Nikola IV3LZQ (D)
9A/OM2FY        Croatia       EU-170   Kaprije      OM2FY
9A/OM5AW        Croatia       EU-136   Krk          OM2FY
9A/OM8AA        Croatia       EU-016   Solta        OM8AA
9A/OO7T/p       Croatia       EU-016   Brac         OO7T (B)
9A1RAB          Croatia       EU-136   Rab          9A4KJ (B)
9A8DV           Croatia       EU-016   Drvenik Veli IK6VXO
9A0D            Croatia       EU-170   Zirje        DK8ZZ; auto QSL via (B)
9M2FB           West Malaysia AS-074   Pulau Ketam  9M2FB
9M8Z            East Malaysia OC-088   Borneo       LoTW; QSL via M0URX (B,d)
BA4TB/4         China         AS-135   Dongxilang   BA4TB
BA4WL/5         China         AS-137   Liuheng      BD4WO (D)
BP0A            Taiwan        AS-103   Peng Hu      BP0A
BY4IB           China         AS-146   Jiming       LoTW; QSL via BA4EG (B)
BY7RA/7         China         AS-139   Weizhou      BA4EG
CA7CAQ          Chile         SA-018   Chiloe       CA7CAQ (D)
CF2I            Canada        NA-128   Ile Verte    LoTW; QSL via VE2CQ
CQ9D            Madeira       AF-046   Deserta      CT3KN
CS5DX           Portugal      EU-040   Bugio        CS5DX
CT7ACG          Portugal      EU-145   Culatra      LoTW; QSL via CT7ACG
DG5LAC/p        Germany       EU-047   Juist        LoTW; QSL via DARC (B,d,e)
DL1WA/p         Germany       EU-129   Usedom
DL5KUD          Germany       EU-057   Ruegen       DL5KUD (B)
DL8DZL/p        Germany       EU-129   Usedom       DL8DZL
DM3X/p          Germany       EU-129   Goermitz     DM3X (B)
DM50IOTA        Germany       EU-047   Borkum       DL2VFR; QSL via DARC (B,d)
DP3D/p          Germany       EU-057   Ummanz       eQSL
ED1K            Spain         EU-080   Ons          EA1NK
EF8X           Canary Islands AF-004   Tenerife     W2GR
EI1A            Ireland       EU-115   Mainland
EI7M            Ireland       EU-115   Mainland     EI6HB
EI9HX           Ireland       EU-115   Mainland
EJ1Y            Ireland       EU-006   Inishmore    EI5JQ
EJ5KF           Ireland       EU-121   Bere         EI5KF
EJ0A            Ireland       EU-006   Inishere     EI4GXB; QSL via (B,d)
ES5GP/8         Estonia       EU-178   Kihnu
ES0U            Estonia       EU-034   Saaremaa     ES2DJ
F4FET/p         France        EU-157   Cezembre     F4FET
F6KOP/p         France        EU-064   Noirmoutier  F6KOP (B)
G4ALE/p         England       EU-120  Isle of Wight G4ALE
G7N             England       EU-120  Isle of Wight G5XV
GJ2A            Jersey        EU-013   Jersey       LoTW; QSL via GJ3DVC
GJ6YB           Jersey        EU-013   Jersey       G3SWH
GM2T            Scotland      EU-008   Tiree        LoTW; QSL via GM4UYZ (d)
GM7A            Scotland      EU-008  Isle of Gigha GM7AAJ
GM7O            Scotland      EU-008   Isle of Skye GW3SQX
GM7V            Scotland      EU-010   Benbecula    N3SL
GM0ADX          Scotland      EU-008   Isle of Skye GM0DJG
GM0FGI          Scotland      EU-123   Isle of Bute LoTW; QSL via GM0FGI (B)
GV4AFJ          England       EU-005  Great Britain G4AFJ
GV0OBX/p        Scotland      EU-123   Inchcolm     GM0OBX
GW2L            Wales         EU-124   Holy         G3SVJ
GW8K            Wales         EU-124   Flatholm     MW0DHF
HQ3W            Honduras      NA-160 Cochino Pequeno KD4POJ
IA5/OO4O        Italy         EU-028   Elba         LoTW
IC8FBU          Italy         EU-031   Capri        IC8FBU (B)
IC8WIC          Italy         EU-031   Capri        IC8WIC
ID8/IQ8CS       Italy         EU-144   Dino         IQ8CS; QSL via (B,d)
IE9DX           Italy         EU-051   Ustica       IK6JRI; QSL via (B,d)
IF9/IT9BXR      Italy         EU-054   Favigna      IT9BXR (B)
IF9/IT9RDG      Italy         EU-054   Favigna      LoTWB; QSL via IT9RDG (d)
IH9YMC          Italy         AF-018   Pantelleria  eQSL
II3VR/IV3       Italy         EU-130 Santa Maria di Barban IQ3VO (d, B)
IJ7T            Italy         EU-073   San Pietro   IZ7AUH; QSL via (OQRS,B,d)
IM0/I0PNM       Italy         EU-165   San Pietro   I0PNM
IM0C            Sardinia      EU-165   San Pietro   IS0BGL
IP1T            Italy         EU-083   Tino         IZ5JLF
IR8R            Italy         EU-031   Ischia
IT9/IF9ZWA      Italy         EU-025   Sicily       LoTW; QSL via IF9ZWA (B)
IT9RZU          Italy         EU-025   Sicily       IT9RZU
IT9VDQ          Italy         EU-025   Sicily       IT9VDQ
IV3NVN/p        Italy         EU-130   Anfora       IV3NVN (B)
J48A            Greece        EU-075   Aegina       SV1AON
J49A            Crete         EU-187   Dia          LoTW; QSL via SV9GPV
JA4FHE/4        Japan         AS-117   O-shima      JA4FHE
JA8COE/8        Japan         AS-147   Yagishiri    JA8COE
JI3DST/1        Japan         AS-008   Shikine      JI3DST (B)
K1VSJ           USA           NA-046 Martha's Vineyard K1VSJ; QSL via (B,d)
K5HM/p          USA           NA-143   Pelican      K5HM
K5KUA           USA           NA-143   Galveston    K5KUA; QSL via (B,d)
K8GU/3          USA           NA-140  Middle Hooper K8GU
KS4S            USA           NA-112   Sunset Beach KS4S
KT3Q/5          USA           NA-143   Galveston    DF8DX
LA/G3TTC/p      Norway        EU-061   Tjome        G3TTC
LA2MOA          Norway        EU-141   Vardo      LoTW; QSL via LA2MOA (B,d,e)
LN7H            Norway        EU-055   Bokn         LA7H
LZ0I            Bulgaria      EU-181   Sveti Ivan
M7X             England       EU-120  Isle of Wight G0TSM
M8C             England       EU-011   St Mary's    G4DFI
M0NMS/p         England       EU-120  Isle of Wight LX1NO
MM/DL6MHW       Scotland      EU-009   Orkney Main  DL6MHW
MM/ON6QR        Scotland      EU-009   Orkney Main  ON6QR
MM2N            Scotland      EU-009   Orkney       LoTW; QSL via MM0GPZ
MM3I            Scotland      EU-123  Isle of Arran G3SWH; QSL via (B,d)
MM3KBU/p        Scotland      EU-010   South Uist   M3KBU (d)
MM3T            Scotland      EU-123   Isle of Bute eQSL
MM6GCS/p        Scotland      EU-010   North Uist   M6GCS; QSL via (B,d)
MU0HTJ          Guernsey      EU-114   Guernsey     2E0SQL; QSL via RSGB (B,d)
MZ5A            Scotland      EU-012   Shetland     G3TXF
N1LI            USA           NA-137   Long         N1LI
N2GC            USA           NA-026   Long         LoTW; QSL via N2GC
NE1RD/1         USA           NA-148   Georges      NE1RD
OG5A            Finland       EU-140   Suuri Musta  OG5A
OH1K            Finland       EU-140   Kaunissaari  OH1JO; QSL via (B,d)
OH1TD           Finland       EU-096   Korpo        OH1TD; QSL via (B,d)
OH5TS           Finland       EU-140   Kuorsalo     LoTW; QSL via OH5TS
OH0V            Aland Island  EU-002   Aland        OH6LI; QSL via OH0V
OJ0R            Market Reef   EU-053   Market Reef  G3TXF
OZ/DL7CX        Denmark       EU-171   Mors         DL7CX
OZ1IVA/p        Denmark       EU-088   Laeso        OZ1IVA
OZ7BQ/p         Denmark       EU-171   Fur          LoTW; QSL via OZ7BQ (B)
OZ0TX           Denmark       EU-125   Mando        DL7AT
PA/ON6CQ        Netherlands   EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland ON6CQ; QSL via (B,d)
PE3V/p          Netherlands   EU-038   Ameland      PE3V
PF10C           Netherlands   EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland ON4ON
PG13IOTA        Netherlands   EU-038   Texel        PD1AKL
PP5VX           Brazil        SA-027  Sao Francisco PP5VX
PQ5M            Brazil        SA-027  Sao Francisco PP5BZ
PR5D            Brazil        SA-047   Ilha do Mel  PY5DC (d)
PX8Z            Brazil        SA-060   Cotijuba     PY8WW
PY0F/PP1CZ Fernando de Noronha SA-003 Fernando de Noronha PP1CZ
RI0NZ           Russia (Asia) AS-066   Popov        UA0LCZ; QSL via (B,d)
RK3SWB/1      Russia (Europe) EU-147 Berezhnoy Borshovets
SA1A            Sweden        EU-020   Gotland      SM1TDE (B)
SF2X/p          Sweden        EU-135   Ledskar      SM5EFX
SM5CKV/p        Sweden        EU-177   Harstena     G0CKV
SM0THU/1        Sweden        EU-020   Gotland      LoTW; QSL via SM0THU (B)
SN0RX           Poland        EU-132   Wolin        SP8RX
SV8/OM6NM       Greece        EU-174   Thassos      OM6NM
SW8CC           Greece        EU-052   Zakynthos    M5RIC
SW8LR           Greece        EU-174   Thassos      HA0NAR
SW9GG           Crete         EU-015   Crete        MM0GOR (B)
TC0GI           Turkey        AS-186   Gokceada     TA1HZ (d)
TM2BI           France       EU-048 Belle Ile en Mer LoTW; QSL via F6KPQ (B,d)
TM5KD           France        EU-068   Sein
TM7T            France        EU-039   Grand Ile    ON8ZL; QSL via (B,d)
UA1ZZ/p       Russia (Europe) EU-162   Glov         UA1ZZ
UR8GX/p         Ukraine       EU-179   Kalanch      UR5GDX
V29SH           Antigua       NA-100   Antigua      LoTW; QSL via VE6SH (d)
V47JA        St Kitts & Nevis NA-104   St Kitts     LoTW
VA2SG           Canada        NA-128 Ile aux Coudres VA2SG
VA7ISL          Canada        NA-036   Vancouver    VE7JH
VE7DB           Canada        NA-091   Bowen        VA7NX; QSL via (B/d)
VE9GLF/p        Canada        NA-014   Deer         VE9GLF
VE9MY/p         Canada        NA-014   Deer         VE9MY
VK3MEG          Australia     OC-136   Phillip      LoTW
VK6MAB/p        Australia     OC-164   Rottnest     VK6MAB; QSL via (B,d)
VR2KF           Hong Kong     AS-006   Ma Wan       VR2KF
VR2UNG          Hong Kong     AS-006   Hong Kong    LoTW; QSL via VR2FUN (d)
VY2TT           Canada        NA-029  Prince Edward VY2TT (B)
W4MY            USA           NA-067   Harkers      W4MY
W4O             USA           NA-067   Ocracoke     N4YDU (d)
WB8YJF/4        USA           NA-067   Ocracoke     WB8YJF
XE3/K5ENS       Mexico        NA-045   Isla Mujeres LoTW; QSL via K5ENS (d)
XF3/IZ2LSC      Mexico        NA-045   Isla Mujeres LoTW; QSL via EB7DX (d)
                                                    or IZ2LSC (B)
YB3EDD          Indonesia     OC-021   Java         YB3EDD
YB3MM/7         Indonesia     OC-166   Derawan      IZ8CCW; QSL (d) or OQRS
YB0ECT          Indonesia     OC-021   Java         W2FB
YB0MZI/4        Indonesia     OC-143   Sumatra      LoTW
YF1AR/3         Indonesia     OC-237   Madura       N2OO
YP13S           Romania       EU-183  Sacalinu Mare YO8AXP (d)
ZV1M            Brazil        SA-029   Ilha Grande  PY1MT; QSL via (B,d)

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