OPDX Bulletin 1166 June 9, 2014

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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, W2GB, K3LR, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8CX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, CO8ZZ, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX talia News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PA2P, Pete's DX- Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, RW6HS, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.


DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 1st-June, through Sunday, 8th-June there were 204 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, 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, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, 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, PJ4, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP8, VR, VU, XE, YA, YB, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, 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".


2014 DAYTON CTU VIDEOS POSTED & CTU CENTENNIAL
Tim, K3LR, reports [edited]:
Select video presentations from Contest University (CTU) Dayton 2014 are now available at:

http://www.contestuniversity.com/main/page_videos.html
 
Registration for Contest University Dayton 2015 will open in mid December 2014. Watch http://contestuniversity.com for the latest updates.

For the first time in the last eight years there will be a second CTU offered in the USA this year. CTU Centennial will occur on Thursday, July 17th, 2014, in Hartford, CT, as part of the ARRL Centennial celebration.
Centennial Contest University - Hartford, CT.
Facilitator: K3LR

  Speakers: "Contesting Hints & Kinks" - Ward Silver, N0AX
            "Ergonomics for Contest Stations" - Doug Grant, K1DG
            "Low Band Receiving Antennas for Smaller Lots" -
               Frank Donovan W3LPL
            "Multi Operator Contest Planning" - Tim Duffy, K3LR
            "Tips for Being a Better Single Operator" -
               Randy Thompson, K5ZD
            "The Essentials of RTTY Contesting" - Dennis Egan, W1UE
 
More information and registration (the class is filling up fast) for CTU Centennial 2014 is available here:


https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/tab2.aspx?EventID=1248082
 
 

5W, SAMOA
John, ZL1GWE, is now active as 5W0JM from Savaii until June 23rd. Activity is on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.


9N, NEPAL
Joël, F3CJ, is planning a Mountain Manaslu trek in Nepal between September 23rd and November 5th. He will operate from the following areas: September 24th-October 6th -- Kathmandu; Radio activity
October 7-23rd -- Ascension Manaslu (8164 meters); Mountain activity
October 24th-November 4th -- Kathmandu; Radio activity His callsign is pending, and he has requested 9N7CJ. QSL via F3CJ. For more details and updates, visit his blog at:

http://f3cjnepal.wordpress.com
 
 
ANTARCTIC STATION
Gianni, I1HYW, informs OPDX readers that Paride, IZ3SUS, is currently active as IA/IZ3SUS from Concordia Dome “C” (WAP MNB-03), a French-Italian Multi-national Base on the Antarctic Plateau.
If you check on QRZ.com under IZ3SUS, Paride has put some pictures of the antenna and Radio Room at Concordia Station which are nice to see. RTX is a Rhode & Schwartz XK2100L, 150 W HF transceiver with a frequency range 1.5 MHz to 30 MHz operated remotely via an integrated multi standard serial interface, managed from the Radio room.
Paride has registered an IRC channel on Freenode so that is now possible to chat with him when he is available even at the Radio Room or when working. To get connected you just have to follow a simple procedure:
1) Go to https://webchat.freenode.net/
2) Select a nickname (suggested to use your callsign) and type it on the window.
3) On "Channel" site type: ##antarctica (with two ##)
4) Insert the security code and click on "Connect"
Well, now you are online and you can type your message in the line at the bottom of the page. When Paride is on (his id is "pl"), you can chat, talk about skeds, just say Hello or whatsoever else. QSL manager Gianni, I1HYW, has just received the package with cards.
This coming week he will start to answer the requests received so far.
QSLs donated by F8DHE have been printed by LZ3HI Gold Print Service.
Thanks to Pierre, F8DHE, for his kind donation and to Ronan, F8AFC, for managing everything in a fantastic way.
More information, visit the WAP Web site at: http://www.waponline.it


C6, BAHAMAS
Tim, AF1G, now active as C6ATH, lives/works on Andros Island (NA-001), and will be there for several years. Look for him on the weekends, U.S. holidays ad some contests. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL LoTW and direct w/SASE (see QRZ.com). No Bureau.


CT9, MADEIRA
Rene, DL2JRM, will be active as CT9/DL2JRM from Madeira (AF-014) between June 12-19th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.


E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (IOTA Op)
Andy, AB7FS/E51AND (and his XYL Kathy) moved to Rarotonga Island (OC-013) last year. Look for Andy, E51AND, to be active from Mauke Island (OC-083) between June 10-13th and Mitiaro Island (OC-083) July 15-18th, in the South Cook Island group. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL direct to: Andy Duncan, Box 518 Avarua, Rarotonga, South Cook Islands.


E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS
Joel, K2QBV, will be active as E51QBV from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between July 8-21st. South Cook Island is the second phase of his summer 2014 vacation with New Zealand (K2QBV/ZL) being the first. Joel states, "The E51 SOUTH COOK operation (E51QBV) is NOT a DXPEDITION but a vacation for my wife and myself while still enjoying amateur radio and visiting friends along the way." So look for his operations to be limited (holiday style). Equipment used on South Cook will be a Yaesu 756 Pro, Ameriton AL1200, Tennadyne T7 log or a KLM 4 element on 20m. The tower is at 70/80 ft. If you worked Joel on SOUTH COOK and desire a QSL card, send a card to his home QTH with a SASE or two dollars if you're overseas.


ET, ETHIOPIA
Ken, K4ZW, will once again be back in Addis Ababa for the next three weeks. Look for him to operate from the ET3AA club station on the weekends of June 14-15th and June 21-23rd. It was mentioned that Ken will operate on some RTTY again. QSL ET3AA via N2OO.


IOTA NEWS
EU-137. Lars, SM6CUK, will once again be active as SA6G/7 from Ven Island (WLOTA 0780) between June 9-16th. Activity will be on the HF bands on, or near, the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL via SM6CUK, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-174. Mike, YO9GVW, will be active as SV8/YO9GVW from Thasos Island (GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA 4186) between now and June 17th. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-174. By the time you read this, Michael, DH7IF, will be active as SV8/DH7IF/P from Thasos Island until June 21st. Activity will be holiday style using a Kenwood TS-480SAT with an SGC-237 tuner using a 16m wire vertical on a 12m fiberglass mast. QSL via DH7IF by the Bureau.

OC-196. Trevor, VK3ATX, will once again be active as VK3ATX/P from Gabo Island (ILLW AU-0080) August 16-17th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign direct. For more details and updates, see: http://vk3atx.net

OC-218. (Update/Change) Operators Cezar/VE3LYC and Bob/KD1CT will attempt to operate from Matthew Island for 4 days between September 1-9th. They will maintain one station on the air around the clock, operating on all bands from 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via VE3LYC, direct or by the Bureau. A OQRS will be available from ClubLog. For more details and updates, see: http://tx4a.yolasite.com

OC-233. Tony, VK3VTH, will once again be active as VK3VTH/7 from King Island between August 14-17th. Activity will be on 40/20 meters using SSB. He will also be in the International Lighthouse/ Lightship Weekend, from Currie Lighthouse (AU-0016), August 16-17th. QSL via VK3VTH, direct or by the Bureau. Bureau cards will be sent for all QSOs immediately after the activation.


J6, ST. LUCIA
Nobby, G0VJG, is now active as J6/G0VJG from St. Lucia (NA-108) until June 18th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB. QSL only via Owen, G4DFI.


K8CX'S 2014 DAYTON HAMVENTION PHOTO GALLERY
Tom's, K8CX, 2014 Dayton Photo Gallery is now up at:

http://hamgallery.com/dayton2014/
 
This is Tom's 18th consecutive year for the gallery, and it contains 361 photos taken this year at the Crowne Plaza, various events and hospitality suites. There are now close to 4100 Dayton photos on HamGallery. The site has Dayton photos in The Gallery dating back to 1971. If you have any old photos from Dayton, please send them to K8CX. You may submit your own Dayton photos to be included in this gallery, but first please read the guidelines listed on the top of the gallery page.


MJ, JERSEY
Freddy, F4HEC, will possibly be active as MJ/F4HEC from Jersey (EU-013) between 1800z, June 6th, and 2200z, June 8th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (possibly 6m) on SSB. He will use 100 watts into a Horizontal dipole for 20/15/10m, Inverted V dipole for 80/40/20/15/10m and a dipole for 6m (WW Loc. IN89XF). QSL direct only via his home callsign (w/SAE and IRC or 2 USDs or a SASE for French stations). No Bureau, eQSL or LoTW.


OH0, ALAND ISLAND
Matti, OH4SS, will be active as OH0/OH4SS from Brando between June 28-30th. Activity will probably be only 40/17/15 meters SSB. QSL via OH4SS ONLY DIRECT with a SAE + 2 USDs.


OH0, ALAND ISLAND
Alex, IW5ELA, will be active as OH0/IW5ELA between July 19-26th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using mainly CW. Equipment is a FT857 with 100 watts into a vertical antenna. QSL via his home callsign. Every contact will be confirmed by Bureau.


PA70, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event)
Members of the PA70OMG team are busy with the preparations of their activities to take place between September 12-21st. Activity is to commemorate/celebrate the 70 years of freedom when the "Operation Market Garden" paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division (AA - All American) landed in the Nijmegen region on September 17th, 1944, and the region was liberated after four years of German occupation. During 10 days, they will activate the special event callsign PA70OMG, and try to work as many amateur radio operators across the world. For more details about the event, visit their Web site at:

http://www.pa2p.nl/pa70omg
 
 
 
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (June 9-15th)

 Jun/09th AN      Jun/12th  AN      Jun/14th  AN
 Jun/10th AN      Jun/13th  AN      Jun/15th  AN
 Jun/11th 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
 
 
QSL INFO AND NEWS

  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (June 6th)
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3E100CP via HP2B (d/L)     OH0CO via SM6CCO          TM70UTAH via F5RJM
  9A1GEO via 9A2MF           OL70BARIUM via OK1MOW     TM90KOB via F5KOB
  9A7XO via DG7XO            OO4P via ON4LEM           TZ6BB via W3HNK or (L)
  CW30A via CX2ABC           P40A via WD9DZV           VA3DYD/HR3 via VA3DYD
  DQ60WAE via DF1QR          PA70DDAY via PA0HFT       VI50CONV via VK5HCF
  EA6/MM0GOR via MM0GOR      R44QFF via UA3QII         XV9NPS via JA2NPS
  EA7/G1WUU via G1WUU (e)    SG0U via SM3CXS           ZA/PA2CHR via PA2CHR
  EM7KAA via IK2DUW          SN0CHD via SP6OPZ         ZX14BA via PT2AA
  F/PA70DDAY via PA0HFT      SN0DCH via SN0DCH         ZX14MG via PT2AA
  FS/K4UEE via K4UEE         SN0DMY via SP1PMY         ZX14RJ via PT2AA
  FS/W6IZT via N7XG          SN120MK via SP5CGN        ZX14RN via PT2AA
  HT5T via TI4SU (d)         SN12FKD via SN12FKD       ZX14SP via PT2AA
  IF9/IT9PPG via IT9PPG      SN12FKD via SP7PKI        ZY14AL via PT2AA
  II6ARTE via I6PMV          SP9/DJ7ZO via DJ7ZO       ZY14GO via PT2AA
  IR1ALP via IQ1CN           SV2/RW3AL via RW3AL       ZY14PB via PT2AA
  J79WTA via HB9MFM          TM28BG via F5IRO          ZY14RR via PT2AA
  KP4CPC via KP4CPC (L/e)    TM6GAL via F6HQP
  LZ1816PAS via LZ1KCP       TM70BBC via F5UOW

    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (*) QSL not needed
 
 
 CORRECT QSL ROUTES PROVIDED/POINTED-OUT BY Vasiliy, RW6HS: 
    5N0OBA    - http://www.qrz.com/db/5N0OBA
    9G5SW     - http://www.qrz.com/db/9G5SW
    CM6FJJ    - http://www.qrz.com/db/CM6FJJ
    EP4SP     - http://www.qrz.com/db/EP4SP
    ex-HI8FLB - HI8AM - http://www.qrz.com/db/HI8AM
    HQ2W      - http://www.qrz.com/db/HQ2W
    HR2DMR    - http://www.qrz.com/db/HR2DMR
    KP4KE     - http://www.qrz.com/db/KP4KE
    KY0Q/9K2  - http://www.qrz.com/db/KY0Q
    TG9AKH    - http://www.qrz.com/db/TG9AKH
    WP3F      - http://www.qrz.com/db/WP3F
    YB1JZS    - http://www.qrz.com/db/YB1JZS
    ZS6CCY    - http://www.qrz.com/db/ZS6CCY
 
 
NOT MY QSL MANAGER. Javier, CM6FJJ, reports that OK1DOT is not or has ever been his QSL Manager. See: http://www.qrz.com/db/CM6FJJ

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: CT3DZ, DU9/JA1PBV, EA1SB, EI5KF, G0ORH, GI4DOH, GM4WZL, M3I, OD5ZZ, OE4NKB, OH0X, RK3DXW, SP2BUC, VK9MT, VP2MPG, VR2UU, WH7DX, YF1AR/5 and YO3JR

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: CU2AP, FW5JJ, RA2FF, RN2FQ, TO4C, VU4K, VU7AG, XR0YG and XZ1J

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5Z4/SM1TDE, 9X0PY, CT9/YL1ZF, D44TYL, DU6/OE9MON, FK8DD, HK1/YL2KL, J68DQ, P29NI, P29VCX, SE400KISA, TX8DD, V27T, WR1TC, YT0WFF, YT65WRTC, YU40CW, Z38DX and Z38/YU1JF


T48, CUBA
Members of the Las Tunas Contest Crew (T48K) will be active during the ARRL June VHF Contest (June 14-16th) on 6 meter, with a Yaesu FT857 running 100 watts and 6 elements Tonna from WW Loc. FL10mw. QSL via DK1WI. For more info and pictures, check their profile on Facebook at:
 
http://www.facebook.com/lastunascontest.crew?ref=tn_tnmn
 
 
TX5, CHESTERFIELD ISLANDS (And Other New Caledonia IOTAs)
\The "Les Nouvelles DX" is reporting that Michel "Mic" FK8IK, will be sailing with some non-radio amateur friends between November 1-30th. They plan to set sail on November 1st from Noumea, New Caledonia, and head towards the DXCC entity Chesterfield Islands (OC-176) first. Their voyage will take some 100 hours (about 4 days) and expect to arrive at Chesterfield on November 5th. Look for Mic to use the callsign TX5C which is a reissued callsign that was used during the last Clipperton DXpedition (March 2008) -- this will probably confuse some logging programs.

They will depart from Chesterfield on November 10th, and sail next toward the New Cale- donian's D'entrecasteaux Reefs (OC-058). This trip will take 80 hours to reach the reef on November 14th, and Mic will be active as TX5E until he departs on November 18th for Belep Islands (OC-079). This will be his last island, and Mic will operate as TX5B starting about November 21st for three days before heading back to Noumea on November 24th.

The return trip is expected to take 4 days (November 28th). Between each leg of the trip, Mic will use the callsign FK8IK/MM. Operations from each island will be on 40-10 meters using 100 watts into a vertical antenna (homemade) and an antenna tuner. Modes will be CW and SSB.

ADDED NOTES AND REMINDERS. Mic will be the sole operator, so please have a little patience. Also, the TX5C operation will only count for the Chesterfield Islands (FK/C), and the TX5B & TX5E will only count for New Caledonia for DXCC purposes.


VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Operators Georg/DK7LX and Phil/G3SWH will be active as VP5/G3SWH from Grand Turk Island between October 1-9th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (no 160/60/6m) using two stations with wire antennas and operating CW only. Phil states, "This DXpedition is fully funded by the operators and we have not sought any sponsorship. Grand Turk is one of the Turks Islands and counts as NA-003 for IOTA purposes. The IOTA Web site indicates that it is needed by over 60% of IOTA participants." There will be a log search facility which is subject to a decent Internet connection and will be updated daily at:

(*) http://www.g3swh.org.uk/vp5-g3swh.html
 
The log will also be uploaded to the ARRL's Log Book of the World (LoTW) and Club Log. QSLs will be available via G3SWH's OQRS facility at


www.g3swh,org.uk/decision.html (preferred),
 
direct via snail mail with adequate return postage or via the RSGB bureau. Please note that IRCs are NOT accepted. There is more information available at the above Web page (*) which will be updated from time to time.


ZA, ALBANIA (Update/Change)
Members of the Belgian NB-DX Team will be active as ZA/ON6NB from Shkodër city in northwestern Albania between June 6-15th (not 5-15th as first announced). Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY, with an emphasis on the higher bands, propagation conditions permitting.
Operators mentioned are Erik/ON4ANN (Team leader/SSB-Op), Philippe/ON4ACP (CW-Op), Jose/ON4CAU (CW­Op), Erik/ON4CCV (SSB­Op), Marc/ON4CJY (SSB-Op), Cedric/ON4CKM (SSB-Op), Patrick/ON4DCU (SSB­Op), Paul/ON5PDV (SSB/Digital Modes­ Op), Rudi/ON6MI (SSB-Op) and Walter/ON8CW (Digital Modes-Op). QSL via ON4ANN.
This is the same group that was active as HB0/ON6NB from Liechtenstein in 2012 and as MJ/ON6NB from Jersey in 2013. For more details, see:

http://users.telenet.be/on4ann/ZA/index.html
 
 
ZD9, TRISTAN DA CUNHA
Pierre, ZS1HF (ex-ZS8M), who is currently on Gough Island (AF-030) and active as ZD9M, will be joined by another operator, Julian who recently got his ZS3JG license from South Africa. He has asked for the callsign ZD9JG. Both operators will be there until October.

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