OPDX Bulletin 1272 July 4, 2016

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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, W2VU, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4GN/4F1GN, W6NV, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, K9IDX, CO8ZZ, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HP1AC?, HS0ZCW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, LU4AA, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete Rayer & ISWL, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and 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/June, through Sunday, 3rd/July there were 202 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JW, JY, K, 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, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, 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".

3A, MONACO. Aurelio, IZ8EGM, is once again active as 3A/IZ8EGM until
July 15th. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign.
Look on his Web page for possible updates at:  http://iz0egm.jimdo.com


5J0, SAN ANDRES AND PROVIDENCIA ISLANDS. Martinez, HK3Y, will be active
as 5J0Y from San Andres Island (NA-033) between July 18-23rd. Activity
will be on various HF bands. Operations are to commemorate the independence
of Colombia. QSL via HK3Y: Clemente Martínez Rozo, Liga Colombiana de
Radioaficionados, P.O. Box 584 Bogotá, Colombia.


6V, SENEGAL (Update/IOTA Op). A team of Italian operators will be active
as 6V1IS (license has been received) from Senegal, between November 7-19th
(not 6-16th). They will also make side trip between this time from Ngor
and Gorée Islands (AF-045) [Lighthouse and Unesco site] and be active as
6V1IS/p. This is a Humanitarian DXpedition for donations to the association
"Save the Children - Senegal"; they are searching/looking for sponsors and
contributions. Activity will be on all HF bands, including 30/17/12/6
bands, using CW, SSB, PSK31/63/125, RTTY, and "maybe" SSTV on 14230 kHz.
In addition, they will participate in contests using PSK, RTTY and CW.
Operators and Team members mentioned are Leopoldo/I8LWL (Logistic),
Alfredo/IK7JWX (Team leader/QSL Manager), Ampelio/IS0AGY, Christian/
IS0BWM, Loredana/IS0FFR, Patrick/IS0FQK, Simon/IZ7ATN, and Michele/
IW7EGQ. Log will be available on ClubLog. The operation does have a
FaceBook page at:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/1707060236221730
QSL via IK7JWX, by the Bureau, direct, eQSL or the OQRS on ClubLog.
For the donations : Poste Pay Card (Visa Electron) 4023600649350826
Alfredo De Nisi, Vico della Cavallerizza, 4/D -73100 Lecce (Italia)
C.F.: DNS LRD 46B19 506T


6Y, JAMAICA. Armin, DK9PY, will once again be active as 6Y6N from St.
Elizabeth, Jamaica, between August 6-20th. Activity will be holiday
style on various HF bands (160-10m) using CW and his FT-857 into an
inverted L. During the Worked All Europe DX CW Contest [WAE] (August
13-14th) he will probably be active from Josh's, 6Y5WJ, station. QSL
via his home callsign.


AY/LR/LT/LV, ARGENTINA. Commemorating the Bicentennial of the Argentinian
Independence, the Radio Club Argentino RCA, National IARU Member Society
announces that all Argentine radio amateurs will be allowed to change
their callsigns prefixes between 0000 UTC, July 9th, to 0300 UTC, July
11th, according to the following criteria: LU stations will shift their
prefixes to LR; LW to LV; AZ to LT; Amateur Radio Clubs and Associations
to LS; and Scouts groups, schools and any other institutions holding a
license can use the prefix AY. For more details please visit:
                         http://www.lu4aa.org


CLUBLOG'S MOST WANTED LIST UPDATE. ClubLog has update its DXCC Most Wanted
List as of July 1st, and can be viewed at:
                  https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php
There are 339 DXCC entities listed. ClubLog states, "The information
generated in this report is derived from QSOs uploaded to ClubLog. To
improve quality, only QSOs that have QSLs confirmed are considered to
be worked. The most wanted charts are rebuilt once per month, on average.
The top 10 DXCC entities are as follows:
     1. P5 DPRK (NORTH KOREA)         6. BV9P PRATAS ISLAND 
     2. 3Y/B BOUVET ISLAND            7. CE0X SAN FELIX ISLANDS 
     3. FT5/W CROZET ISLAND           8. KH3 JOHNSTON ISLAND 
     4. KH1 BAKER HOWLAND ISLANDS     9. KH7K KURE ISLAND 
     5. BS7H SCARBOROUGH REEF        10. VK0M MACQUARIE ISLAND 


COWS OVER THE WORLD (Update). Tom, KC0W, and his all-CW "Cows Over the
World" DXpeditions is still active as 5W0COW from Samoa until July 12th.
Activity will be CW only on 160-6 meters using a K3 with a KPA500 amp
(500 watts) into vertical antennas over salt water. He will be in all
major CW contests. He posted this past week on QRZ.com some of the days
of his upcomig operations. His tentative schedule is as follows:
     Tuvalu (T2)              : July 19th-August 18th
     Vanuatu (YJ)             : August 20th-September 21st
     Western Kiribati (T30COW): September 24th-October 24th
     Solomon Islands          : October 25th-November 26th
     Returns to Samoa (5W0COW): November 27th-???
     Tokelau (ZK3)            : ???
     Temotu Province (H40)    : (Depends on Tokelau)
     Bangladesh (S2)          : Exact dates unknown.
     Nepal (9N)               : Exact dates unknown.
     Bhutan (A5)              : Exact dates unknown.


  QSL via KC0W direct only. A log search will be available
on ClubLog. He does not use LoTW. See QRZ.com for more details
and updates.


CQ NEWS (Press Release - July 1st). Doug Zwiebel, KR2Q, Named Director
of CQ World Wide DX Contest (Hicksville, NY) -- Longtime CQ World Wide
DX Contest Committee member Doug Zwiebel, KR2Q, has been named Director
of the CQ World Wide DX Contest, CQ magazine Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA,
announced today. Doug succeeds Randy Thompson, K5ZD, who has been CQWW
Director for the past four years. The CQWW DX Contest is amateur radio's
most popular contest and may be the world's largest competitive sporting
event in terms of numbers of participants.
  Zwiebel is the longest-serving member of the CQWW Contest Committee,
having first joined in 1979. He brought the contest into the computer
age by writing the first mass log-checking program (using Business BASIC)
in 1980, and has devoted thousands of hours of volunteer time to the
contest community. Doug was also responsible for suggesting the establish-
ment of the CQ Contest Hall of Fame in 1986.
  First licensed in 1966, Zwiebel began contesting a year later and has
never stopped. Over the years, he has operated at some of the nation's
top contest superstations, including K2GL (where he was chief 10-meter
operator for a decade), K5NA and N2RM. He has operated primarily low
power from his home station and holds six CQWW QRP records, more than
any other active station. He also holds DXCC Honor Roll #1 and has worked
more than 250 DX entities using less than one watt of transmitter power.
  Professionally, Zwiebel is a hospital administrator in New York City.
He and his wife live in Randolph, New Jersey. They have two adult daugh-
ters, both of whom are doctors.
  CQ Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA, said Zwiebel brings a unique perspective
to the table. "Doug has operated from some of the world's top contest
superstations as well as single-operator QRP," Ross noted. "So he under-
stands equally well the perspective of both the 'big guns' and the 'little
pistols,' without whom the contest could not be nearly as successful as
it is. I look forward to working closely with Doug."


DXCC NEWS. Philippe, F5MVB, reports that Sharon Taratula, the ARRL Awards
Manager, states that the following operations have been approved for DXCC
credit:      TN2MP - Republic of Congo; May 15-23rd, 2016
             TN2BJ - Republic of Congo; May 15-23rd, 2016


E2, THAILAND. Charly, HS0ZCW, announced that the Radio Amateur Society
of Thailand (RAST) national club has obtained and will use E2HQ in the
upcoming IARU HF World Championship Contest. ?The club's main station
callsign of HS0AC remains, but E2HQ will be used for this contest.?
Operators mentioned are Jack/HS1FVL, Paul/HS4DDQ, Nikorn/HS5NMF, Wanlop/
HS6MYW, Son/HS6NDK, Choon/E20HHK, Pee/E20PFE, Tony/E21IZC, Ray/E23PKO
and Mike/E29BUQ. QSL via E21EIC, LoTW and by the Bureau.


EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS. Ady, DK5ON, will be active as EA6/DK5ON from
Mallorca Island (EU-004) between July 8-22nd. Activity will be holiday
style with some EAFF and SOTA/GMA activities. He will be using a Elecraft
KX3 QRP 5 Watt and TS-480SAT into Buddstick and Buddipole antenna system.
QSL via DK5ON, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.


IOTA NEWS..............
  AS-043.  Masa, JA0RQV, will be active as JA0RQV/1 from Hachijo Island
           between July 9-11th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW
           and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, LoTW or ClubLog.


  AS-081.  Operators Sang/HL5YI, Ho-Jong/DS5ACV, Shin/DS5ANY, Matti/DS5BRE,
           Kim/DS5DNO and Tae-Hong/DS5QLJ will be active as homecall/p
           from Hwangdeog-do Island, South Korea, during the RSGB IOTA
           Contest (July 30-31st) as a 24 entries. QSL via DS5DNO.


  AS-147.  Taka, JA8COE, will be active as JA8COE/8 from Yagishiri Island
           during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/
           DXpedition entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct, ClubLog's
           OQRS or by the JARL Bureau.


  AS-150.  Members of the Ji Nan Amateur Radio Association (JNARA) will
           be active as BY4JN from LingShan Island between July 29-31st.
           Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st)
           as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned are BI4KKC (Team
           leader), Shi/BG4MJO, DaHai/BG4NMT, Ma/BA4MY, NingSheng/BA4II,
           Zhiliang/BH4LGE, BH4PYS, BH4JZW, BI4IIF, BI4KYQ and BI4IIZ.
           QSL via BG4OGO (SASE), LoTW or eQSL.cc.


  EU-003.  Olivier, W6NV, will be active as CR2M from Sao Miguel Island,
           Azores, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a
           Single-Op/All-Band entry. For activity before and after the
           RSGB Contest, he will use the callsign CT8/W6NV. QSL via his
           home callsign.


  EU-016.  Operators Franjo/9A6M, Mark/9A8A, Miran/S50O, Silvo/S50X,
           Tomaž/S51AC, Krajcar/S52P and Drago/S59A will be active as
           9A0AA from Vis Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
           30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via S59A.


  EU-031.  Gian, IC8WIC, will be active from Capri Island during the
           RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op entry. QSL
           via his home callsign or by the Bureau.


  EU-032.  Fraser, G4BJM, will be active as F/G4BJM/P from Île d'Oléron
           during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/
           All-Band (80-10m)/CW-Mode/24-Hrs entry. QSL via G4BJM.


  EU-052.  Gabi, HA1YA, will be active as SW8YA from Corfu Island (WW.
           Loc. JM99vt) between July 13-23rd. Activity will be on various
           HF bands as well as VHF and EME. QSL via his home callsign.


  EU-055.  Operators Trond/LA1ZTA, Berge/LA3IW, Bjørn/LA6SFA, Morten/
           LA7XIA, Christian/LA8OM, Sigurd/LA9QH, Knut/LA9RY and LB4EH
           will be active as LA4C from Utsira Island (WLOTA 0104, ARLHS
           NOR262) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-
           2/High-Power/DXpedition entry. QSL via LA4C, by the Bureau,
           direct or LoTW.


  EU-057.  Joachim, DL5KUD, will once again be active from Ruegen Island
           (O-07 for the German Islands Award) during the RSGB IOTA Contest
           (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/12-HRS/Low-Power entry. QSL
           via DL5KUD, by the Bureau or OQRS.


  EU-133.  Operators Oleg/RD1A, Sergey/RW1F, Vladimir/RW1A, Dmitrii/RU1M,
           Andrey/RV1AW, Yakov/RA1AP, Nikita/RA1AO, Vasil/RA1ZZ, Gennady/
           RW1C, R1CAM, R1BDW, Sukhanov/UA1ZZ and Vadim/UA1AKC will be
           active as RI1C from Kotlin Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest
           (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Op/DXpedition entry. QSL via RW1F.


  NA-128.  Jean, VE2VIA, will be active from Ile-aux-Coudres during the
           RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
           Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.


  NA-148.  Scott, NE1RD, will be active as NE1RD/1 from Lovells Island
           during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/
           SSB-Mode/QRP entry. QSL via his home callsign. LoTW log will
           be uploaded immediately after the contest using this callsign.


  NA-158.  DX-World.com reports that Yuri, N3QQ, will be on a business
           trip next week to Soldotna, Alaska. There is a possibility he
           will make a side trip to either Kalgin or Chisik Island around
           July 8-11th, but most likely Kalgin. He will use the callsign
           KL7RRC, testing out 2 SDR’s (MB-1 and SunSDR2-Pro with 600W
           amp).


  NA-217.  Operators Mark/K1RX, Tom/KB1YVR and Igor/N1YX will be active
           from White Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st)
           as a Multi-Single. A special callsign has been applied for
           (1 X 1). They applied for K1W. QSL via W1WQM.


ISWL CALLSIGNS (For July). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of July 2016:


 GX4BJC/A - Operated from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie, G6XOU.
            (/A WAB Square TM22 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
            Herbie will also operate as: GX4BJC/P 
            His /P WAB information will be given if requested.


 MX1SWL/A - Operated from Great Missenden, in Buckinghamshire, by John,
            G8XTJ. (/A WAB Square SP80 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA
            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  or  or via .
NO LoTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see
 for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for
their awards.


P4, ARUBA. Cedrick, WT2P, will be active as P40XA from Aruba between
July 4-11th. Activity will be on various HF bands including an entry
in the IARU HF World Championship Contest. QSL via his home callsign,
direct or LoTW.


PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 3-9th)....
 Jul/03rd LN      Jul/06th  AN     Jul/08th  HN
 Jul/04th AN      Jul/07th  AN     Jul/09th  AN
 Jul/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


  REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE :
  The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
  (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
  Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
  benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
  and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
  dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
  new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
  which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.


  Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:
                 http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html


PY160, BRAZIL (Special Event). Operators Ronaldo/PS7AB (SSB) and Leo/
PP1CZ (CW-Digital) will activate the special event station, PY160FD,
between July 1-30th. Activity is to commemorate the 160th anniversary
foundation of the first Official Fire Department in Brazil (Rio de
Janeiro State). Operations will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and
the Digital. QSL via PS7AB, by the Bureau, direct (USD 2.00), LoTW
or eQSL.


QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (July 3rd) 
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3Z0IAB via SQ9IAB          GB2GP via GI4FUM          PA100FDM via PB0AEZ
  4O/K1CC via K1CC           GP3ZME/P via M0PNN (O/L)  PG150N via PA7DA
  5B/LA3IPA via LA3IPA       HA90MRC via HA5MRC        R1770LI via R3IAN (*)
  5B4ALX via IZ4AMS          HB0/HB9AFI/P via HB9AFI   R80UGR via RC3M
  5T0JL via ON8RA            HB0/IV3CTS/P via YT4RA    S570ABC via S59ABC
  6Y6M via NN7AZ & (L)       HB9/DJ1AA/M via DJ1AA     SM6/ON7YK/M via ON7YK
  6Y7R via NN7AZ             HC2AO via RC5A            SN9CLAN via SP9KR
  7S70AT via SK2AT           HH2AA via NR6M            SO35RTTY via SP1O
  8Q7HW via DK1HW            HV0A via IK0FVC           SP0OTC via SP3EA
  9H3G via JH3FUK (O)        IQ9ZZ via 9A8AOT          SV5/DF4IE/P via DF4IE
  A62A via IZ8CLM         IS0BSR/IM0 via IS0BSR (d/L)  SV8/I3BQC/P via I3BQC
  A71TA via IZ8CLM           J79XE via WB4WXE       TK/IK6ZDF via IK6ZDF (d/L)
  DL/LZ2JE via LZ2JE         K2A via N2SQW (d)         TM16RNB via F8BBL & (L)
  DL/PA9WOR via PA9WOR       K2B via KK4ODQ (d)        TM50TDF via F6KFW
  DL30EUDXF via DJ6SI        K2H via KB1OIQ            TM53IMW via F6KSU
  DM88YLF via DJ5YL          K2I via KA2FIR            TM65EU via F4ELK
  DN2WB via DK2DO            K2K via AB1OC             V4/G0FWX via M0URX
  EA5/ON4LO/P via ON4LO      K2M via K3MJW             V44KAI via W5TFW (d/L)
  EA6/EI6DX via RA3R         KP4/OH2BKX via OH2BKX     V55DX via DO4DXA
  EA8/F4HHL/P via F5KKD      LZ60KSB via LZ2NG         VP2ETE via W3HNK
  EG5HSJ via EA5RKB          OE/JP1RIW via BM2JCC      W1G via WO4L
  EM10UFF via UR7UT          OK/DF9PE/P via DF9PE      W1N via W3HNK
  EV75PG via RW6HS (d)       OO7J via ON5JC        W5/MM0LID via MM0LID (d/L)
  FR4NT via F4DXW (d/O)      OO9O via ON7SS            YQ9EPC via YO9BPX
  GB100BOS via MI1AIB (d/B)  OS0C via ON7KC            Z370CEF via Z37CEF
  GB13COL via G0VLF          OZ0TX via DL7AT    
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (*) Your QSL isn't needed


  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4S7RTG, 5V7D, A75GT, D3AM, DL4FAY, DS5USH,
  EA8CPN, F6HKA, HA3PT, HI8CSS, HR5/F2JD, JA6FIO, KI1U/VE9, KP2M, ON3MDW,
  VE3HP, VK5MAV, YD4IRS, YV4ET/1 (SA-089) and ZP4KFX


  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: OM3EY, TK9C and VY0BRR (NA-156; 2014 QSO)


  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3E100PC, A6/DL9WVM, BU2AW, CY0P, HP1/AI5P,
  KG4KL, V25WY, XR0YG and ZS4TX


RI1, FRANZ JOSEF LAND. QSL Manager Victor, UA2FM, reported on QRZ.com,
on July 2nd, "Eugeny, RI1FJ (aka UA4RX), suddenly showed up on the air
late June. I have no e-mail communication with the Island, as there are
no post/telephone/transportation services there, but company satellite
forbidden for private use. I was neither notified by Eugeny of his QRV,
nor about problems he had during this season. The only thing I know, -
it's him who signs RI1FJ, as many hams worked him reported this. I do not
know whether Eugeny is able to send his ADIF logs through his <@winlink.org>
address as we did in his previous operations. I was told all steel and
metal materials and equipment was removed from the island before summer
2015. Perhaps this was the reason of RI1FJ silence. Gents, please keep
working RI1FJ on the bands, but be patient with QSL requests until I
establish log exchange procedure. I'll be back with more information as
soon I have it..... Thanks, Victor UA2FM"
  ADDED NOTE: Eugeny seems to be working mainly 20 meters CW and RTTY.
  Times of activity have been between 0651-0705z, 1130-1330z, 1238-1820z
  and 2015-0445z. QSL via UA2FM, direct, OQRS or LoTW.


T40, CUBA. Once again, the Federación de Radioafionados de Cuba (FRC)
supported by Grupo DX de Cuba (GDXC) will be active as a Headquarter
entry with the callsign T40HQ during the next IARU HF Championship.
They also plan to have stations from five different cities including
Havana, Sancti Spiritus, Camaguey, Las Tunas and Baracoa signing as
T40HQ on all bands. Current list of operators are Juan/CO2JD, Amed/CO2AME,
Bob/CM2KL, Reynaldo/CO6RD, Ed/CO7EH, Raúl/CO8ZZ and Oriol/CO8CY. QSL via
OH2TA.


V3, BELIZE (IOTA Op). Jim, W2JHP, will once again be active as V31TA from
the Turneffe Flats Lodge on Turneffe Atoll (NA-123) between July 23rd and
August 12th. Activity will be limited on various HF bands using SSB with
100 watts and a wire in a palm tree. There may be some Digital operations.
QSL via EA5GL direct only, LoTW or eQSL.


V6, MICRONESIA. Kouchi, JR2GAG, will once again be active as V63GG, but
this time from Pohnpei Island (OC-010) between July 6-10th. Activity will
be holiday style mostly on 40-6 meters. QSL via his home callsign, by the
Bureau, direct or ClubLog's OQRS. No LoTW or eQSL.


V84, BRUNEI. Members of the "Brunei Darussalam Amateur Radio Association"
(BDARA) will be using the special callsign V84SHQ for the upcoming IARU
HF Championship. Operators mentioned are Tamat/V85TL, Nasran/V85ZX, Azril/
V85AN, Yul/V85EX, Abu/V85ACR, Zulhilmi/V85CZ, Faeiz/V85ACY, V85SAB, Asmawi/
V85ACU, Sahrulluddin/V85PS, V85HAN and Qamarul/V89QA. QSL via direct or
the QSL Manager V85TL. 


W9DXCC 2016 (Register Now). The following press release was sent out on
June 26th [edited]: Hello all -- First off, we hope that everyone is having
a great summer with friends, family and loved ones.
  Of course, even as the sun shines down and conditions are poor, we look
at our wires and aluminum and think of DX Season.....
  Having said that, we have to ask, "Is it too early to remind everyone of
W9DXCC, 2016?" The answer, we believe, is, "no."
  For 64 years, W9DXCC has brought the best in guest speakers, prizes and
all around camaraderie.
  This year, our agenda for the weekend is:
    * DX University and Contest University
    * VP8STI / SGI ­ South Sandwich / South Georgia
    * VK0EK ­ Heard Island
    * K5P ­ Palmyra
    * Updates on Cycle 24
    * DX’ing During Declining Conditions
    * Flex 6000 for Contesting and DX’ing


  We will also have vendors with us, including:
    * Elecraft
    * Expert Linears America
    * Flex Radio Systems
    * Icom
    * Yaesu


  Of course, there will be card-checking and, yes, prizes, including the
grand prize.... the FT DX 3000.
  Lastly, top off Saturday’s events by attending the W9DXCC Banquet, where
we will hear from our esteemed guest speaker, Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, CEO
of the ARRL!
  So go to , now and register. We look forward to seeing
you there!
  Check the site frequently for presenter, prize and other updates and
look out for us on Facebook at, "W9DXCC Convention."
  Feel free to forward this message and/or post to club reflectors.
  73! ­ Bill K3WA and Jim K9IDX


WRTC 2018 NEWS (Prime Sponsor WRTC 2018). FROM THE OFFICES OF WRTC-2018
ORGANIZERS: Friedrichshafen, 25th June 2016 -- The organizers of the WRTC
2018 have the pleasure to announce that YAESU Musen will support WRTC 2018
as Prime Sponsor. During the Ham Radio 2016 YAESU Director Masao Mori and
WRTC 2018 President Christian Janssen, DL1MGB, signed a “Memorandum of
Understanding”. YAESU Musen, well renowned as a leading manufacturer of
amateur radio equipment, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.
The name YAESU stands for innovation and tradition. YAESU has been support-
ing a great variety of projects in the field of DXing and contesting for
many decades. Already at the WRTC 2002 in Finland YAESU stood in the front
row in developing the idea of the World Radio Team Championship.
  YAESU has announced immediate financial support and to provide technical
equipment. They will donate all rotators for the WRTC antennas. Their most
reliable technical standard will guarantee fairness in this radiosport
competition, the core idea of the WRTC for more than 25 years.
  Masao Mori stated, “YAESU is happy to get into such close contact with
the WRTC 2018 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary. We are looking
forward to providing our long standing experience in the cooperation with
the great events of amateur radio.”
  Christian Janssen replied, "I am delighted to be able to welcome YAESU
Musen, one of the leading manufacturers of communication equipment as
Prime Sponsor. The support by YAESU means a great step forward towards
our sponsoring target."
  The agreement was also signed by Martti Laine (OH2BH) and Volkmar Junge
(DF2SS). In his office as WRTC 2018 Ambassador, Martti Laine has established
the link to YAESU and being one of the organizers of the WRTC 2002 in
Finland he has contributed unpayable support in the negotiations. Volkmar
Junge, President and CEO of the WiMo company, will assist in the execution
of the agreement as the European partner.
  Furthermore, the signing was witnessed by Saya Nakamura, Liason Officer
of YAESU, as well as by Michael Hoeding (DL6MHW) and Rudolf Schwenger
(DJ3WE) of the WRTC 2018 Fundraising Committee. 
  The WRTC 2018 expresses its gratitude towards YAESU Musen for its most
generous support as a token of worldwide cooperation in amateur radio and
Martti and Volkmar for their consulting and support.


XU7, CAMBODIA. Operators Steff/HB9FXL and Rolf/HB9MUQ will be active as
XU7AKB and XU7AKD, respectively, from Koh Rong (AS-133) between August
7-18th. Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/12/10 meters using SSB. Their
equipment will include a Elecraft KX2 and KX3 with PA100 and Yaesu
FT857D with 10 watts and 100 watts into an Aerial-51 (inverted-V),
Vertical HyEndfed (10/20/40m), and portable Hexbeam (by foldingantennas.com).
QSL via HB9FXL, by the USKA QSL Bureau or direct. Logs will be posted to
ClubLog and LoTW. For more details, see:  http://www.hb9fxl.com


ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Operators Mike/NA6MB (ZF2NA), YL Gayle/K6GO (ZF2GO)
and Joe/W6VNR (ZF2AH) will be active from Grand Cayman Island, near Bodden
Town, between July 6-11th (Joe is there a little longer). Activity will
be on 160-6 meters. The trio will also be active during the IARU HF World
Championship Contest (July 9-10th) as ZF1A from the CARS HQ station.
QSL ZF2GO and ZF2NA via K6GO. QSL ZF2AH via W6VNR. QSL ZF1A via K6AM.


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2016 IARU CONTEST. The 2016 International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) HF
World Championship is this upcoming weekend between July 9th at 1200 UTC
and July 10th 1200 UTC. The object of the contest is to contact other
amateurs around the world, especially IARU officials and member-society
HQ stations in as many ITU zones as possible. Look for activity on 160,
80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters using CW and SSB. You will find detailed
information at:    http://www.arrl.org/iaru-hf-championship
                   http://www.iaru.org/contests.html
  ADDED NOTE: A list of HQ multipliers has been posted on the Web at:
          https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2651703/HQ2016.txt
  A PDF file is also available at:
          https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2651703/iaru2016hq.pdf
  The following list is put together by Joe, OZ0J/5Q2T. Any corrections,
  please contact Joe (not OPDX) at:        contest@oz0j.dk
  This list will be updated in next week's OPDX Bulletin on Friday
  before the contest.


Callsign  HQ      Callsign  HQ       Callsign  HQ     Callsign   HQ
--------  ----    --------  ----     --------  ----   --------   ----
4K7Z      FRS     E7HQ      ARABH    LX8HQ     RL     VE6SH      AC
4L0HQ     NARG    EF4HQ     URE      LY0HQ     LRMD   VK100ANZAC WIA
4O0S      MARP    EF8U      URE      LZ1US     R1     VP2M       MARS
4O3A      R1      EI0HQ     IRTS     LZ7HQ     BFRA   VP2V       BVIRL
4V0HQ     RCH     EI3IO     R1       NU1AW/6   IARU   VP9HQ      RSB
4X4ARC    IARC    EK0HQ     FRRA     OA4O      RCP    VR2HK      HARTS
5C8A      ARRAM   EL2BEN    LRAA     OE0HQ     OVSV   VU2GMN     R3
5Z4RS     ARSK    EM5HQ     UARL     OH2HQ     SRAL   W1AW/9     ARRL
7X2HQ     ARA     ER7HQ     ARM      OL6HQ     CRC    W6ROD      AC
8N1HQ     JARL    ES9A      ERAU     OM8HQ     SARA   XE1KK      R2
8N3HQ     JARL    ES9HQ     ERAU     OP0HQ     UBA    XE1LM      FMRE
8N4HQ     JARL    ET3AA     EARS     OY1CT     FRA    XR3HQ      RCCH
8N8HQ     JARL    EW5HQ     BFRR     OZ1HQ     EDR    XV4Y       VARC
8Q7TM     AC      G3BJ      AC       OZ7IS/M   R1     XX9A       ARM
9A0HQ     HRS     GR2HQ     RSGB     P40HQ     AARC   YB0AZ      R3
9K2RR     R1      HB0HQ     AFVL     PA6HQ     VERON  YE0HQ      ORARI
9K9HQ     KARS    HB9FPM    R1       PJ2HQ     VRONA  YL4HQ      LRAL
9M4DXX    MARTS   HB9HQ     USKA     PT2ADM    R2     YR0HQ      FRR
9V9HQ     SARTS   HG0HQ     MRASZ    R9HQ      SRR    YS0YS      CRAS
9Y4HQ     TTARS   HK3LR     LCRA     S50HQ     ZRS    YS1MS      R2
9Y4X      R2      HL0HQ     KARL     SK9HQ     SSA    YT0HQ      SRS
A25HQ     BARS    HL1AQQ    R3       SN0HQ     PZK    YV5AJ      RCV
A71HQ     QARS    HP0HQ     LPRA     SU1SK     ERASD  YV5AM      R2
AT1HQ     ARSI    HQ2W      RCH      SX0HQ     RAAG   Z30HQ      RSM
B1HQ      CRSA    HQ50RCH   RCH      T40HQ     FRC    Z32TO      R1
B4HQ      CRSA    E2HQ      RAST     T70HQ     ARRSM  ZA1A       AARA
B5HQ      CRSA    HU0YS     CRAS     TC3HQ     TRAC   ZF1A       CARS
B7HQ      CRSA    II0HQ     ARI      TF3IRA    IRA    ZL2AZ      R3
BV0HQ     CTARL   J77HQ     DARCI    TG0AA     CRAG   ZL6A       NZART
C4HQ      CARS    J87HQ     SVGRS    TG9AGD    R2     ZL6HQ      NZART
C91HQ     LREM    JA1CJP    R3       TI0HQ     RCCR   ZP5AA      RCP
CE3PG     R2      JE1MUI    R3       TM0HQ     REF    ZS4BS      R1
CE3AA     RCCH    JT1KAA    MRSF     TU2CI     ARAI   ZS9HQ      SARL
CR5HQ     REP     K0QB      R2       UN1HQ     KFRR   ZW0HQ      LABRE
CX1AA     RCU     LA2RR     AC       V55HQ     NARL   Z60A       SHRAK
DA0HQ     DARC    LN2HQ     NRRL     V8FEO     BDARA
DL9KCE    R1      LU4AA/F   RCA      VE3YV     R2
DX0HQ     PARA    LU4AA/H   RCA      VE5RAC    RAC


ADDED NOTES (by Joe, OZ0J). [edited] In the 2016 IARU HF Championship
Contest, there will be some new callsigns:
    J77HQ ­ code DARCI (operators K5KG, WI9WI/J79WI & W4IX/J79IX)
    J87HQ ­ code SVGRS (operators KE1B & W6NN)
    Z60A ­ code SHRAK (operators OZ1IKY, OH2BH and a few more)


    Regarding J87HQ the CORRECT code is SVGRAS, but some contest logging
    programs cannot accept codes more than 5 letters. Remember to log
    SVGRS in the exchange file.


    Z60A is operating from Kosovo and will participate for the first
    time ever.

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