OPDX Bulletin 1276 August 1, 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, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, AF8C, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, K9EL, K9IDX, CO2AME, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, G4LOO, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete Rayer &ISWL, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SV5DKL, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YF1AR 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 Friday, 22nd/July, through Friday, 29th/July there were 196 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, 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, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T30, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YO, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, 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".
5H, TANZANIA. Members of the Ukrainian DX Team (UDXT), operators Alex/
UX0LL and Alex/UT5UY, will be active as 5H1XX from Zanzibar Island (AF-032)
between August 13-22nd. Activity will be on various bands and modes. QSL
via M0URX.


5Z, KENYA. Operators Reiner/DL7KL and Tom/DJ6TF will be active as 5Z4/DL7KL
and 5Z4/DJ6TF, respectively from Kenya between November 16-30th. Activity
will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and possibly RTTY. They will also
be an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th). QSL via their
home callsign.


COWS OVER THE WORLD (Update). Tom, KC0W, and his all-CW "Cows Over the
World" DXpeditions still continues and is now active as T2COW from Tuvalu
until August 18th. 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 updates his activities on his upcoming
operations on QRZ.com. 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  (H44COW): 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.


DU, PHILIPPINES. Andre, HB9BAJ, will once again be active as DU1/HB9BAJ
from the Philippines in October through May 2017. We have no other details
at the moment. QSL via: Andre Grosjean, c/o C. Grosjean, Bartolomaeusweg 27,
2504 Biel, Switzerland.


DXCC CHANGES (Two items from the latest ARRL Board meeting). From the
latest minutes at the recent ARRL Board meeting:
   28. Dr. Woolweaver moved, seconded by Dr. Boehner that "a one-time
       non-endorsable DXCC Award similar to the QRP DXCC be offered for
       contacts made from vehicles - the Mobile DXCC Award." After dis-
       cussion, the motion was ADOPTED.


  30. On the motion of Dr. Boehner, seconded by Mr. Allen, it was VOTED
      that - 
        An optional paper certificate be offered for those who achieve
      Honor Roll, or #1 Honor Roll in the DXCC Program. In the DXCC Rules,
      Section 1 Basic Rules, part 1(u), the following sentence -


        "Honor Roll qualifiers receive an Honor Roll endorsement sticker
      for their DXCC certificate and are eligible for an Honor Roll lapel
      pin and an Honor Roll plaque."


      Is changed to read -


       "Honor Roll qualifiers receive an Honor Roll endorsement sticker
      for their DXCC certificate and are eligible for an Honor Roll lapel
      pin, a paper certificate, and an Honor Roll plaque."


        In the DXCC Rules, Section 1 Basic Rules, part 1(v), the following
      sentence -


        "#1 Honor Roll qualifiers receive a #1 Honor Roll endorsement
      sticker for their DXCC certificate and are eligible for a #1 Honor
      Roll plaque and a #1 Honor Roll lapel pin."


      Is changed to read - 


        "#1 Honor Roll qualifiers receive a #1 Honor Roll endorsement
      sticker for their DXCC certificate and are eligible for a #1 Honor
      Roll pin, a paper certificate, and a #1 Honor Roll plaque."


   The complete July 15-16th minutes, of the ARRL Board of Directors:
Second Annual Meeting Minutes, can be read at:
http://www.arrl.org/files/file/About%20ARRL/Board%20Meetings/July2016Board_minutes_Final%20_approved.pdf


E51, NORTH COOK ISLANDS. Operators Neil/N5EIL and Bengt-Erik/K7ADD will
be active as E51MAF from Manihiki Island (OC-014) sometime between January
and February of 2017. Look for more details to be forthcoming.


FS, ST. MARTIN. Team Saint Martin is pleased to announce an expedition
to Saint Martin Island (NA-105) between December 1-11th. Their primary
focus of the trip will be on the low bands, including participation in
the ARRL 160 Meter Contest (December 2-4th).  They expect to operate up
to 3 stations simultaneously. The operators are Paul/K9NU, Jim/N9TK,
John/W9ILY and John/K9EL. Callsigns will be FS/homecall. All QSLs go to
the appropriate home callsign (see QRZ.com). The team will also partici-
pate in the two RTTY contests the weekend of December 3-4th. All inquiries
should be addressed to K9EL at his QRZ.com E-mail address. 


IOTA NEWS..............
  AS-006.  Farid, VR2UNG, will be active as VR2UNG/QRP from Hong Kong
           during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via his
           home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.


  AS-025.  Yuri, RM0F, is now active as RM0F/P from Iturup Island, Kuril
           Islands, until August 5th. Activity will be on various HF bands
           using CW and an entry in RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st).
           QSL via his home callsign, LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS or eQSL.


  AS-129.  Tom, BI7PER, will be active from Nan’ao Island during the
           RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band
           (20m) entry. QSL via direct.


  EU-005.  Members of the Wisbech Amateur Radio Club based close to Wisbech
           in Cambridgeshire on the East coast of England, 100 miles due
           North of London, will be active as G2F during the RSGB IOTA
           Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Single/Mixed-Mode entry.
           QSL via G8HDK. Operators mentioned are Pat/EI5IX, John/G4IRN,
           Terence/G4MKP, Andy/M0CHK, Jim/M0CKE, Simon/M0CLW and Simon/
           M0VKY.


  EU-005.  Vic, G4BYG, will be active as G6M from England during the RSGB
           IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/Assisted/
           12-Hrs/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.


  EU-016.  Zeky, 9A5ST, will be active as 9A1CBM/p from Veli Drvenik
           Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-
           Op/CW-Mode/24-Hrs/Low-Power entry. QSL via direct or by the
           Bureau.


  EU-025.  Giuseppe, IT9VDQ, will be active from Sicily Island during the
           RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode
           entry. QSL direct to his home callsign.


  EU-030.  Carten, OZ4CG, will be active from Bornholm Island during the
           RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Low-Power
           entry. QSL via LoTW.


  EU-032.  (Update) Fraser, G4BJM, reports (on July 2nd) that his F/G4BJM/P
           activity, 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,
           is "now very unlikely due to awful virus, will be active part
           time in the contest if possible (still in hospital)." QSL via
           G4BJM.


  EU-034.  Toivo, ES2DJ, will be active as ES0DJ from Muhu Island during
           the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Fixed-IOTA/
           Low-Power entry. QSL via ES2DJ.


  EU-049.  Costas, SV1XV, will be active as SV1XV/P from Lesvos Island
           during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/
           All-Band entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the
           Bureau or LoTW.


  EU-065.  Members of the Radio Club de Provins (F6KOP) will be active
           as F6KOP/p from Molène Island, French Brittanny, during the
           RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Single/Mixed-Mode/
           24-Hrs/Low-Power entry. Operators mentioned are Antoine/F5RAB,
           Alain/F5JTV and Maurice/F5NQL. QSL via F6KOP.


  EU-067.  Theodoros, SV1EJD, will be active as SV8/SV1EJD from Syros
           Island between now and August 11th. Activity will be on 80-6
           meters using SSB and RTTY. He will also be in the RSGB IOTA
           Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via his home callsign or LoTW.


  EU-072.  Operators Gianni/SV2FPU, Evangelos/SV2RJV and Llias/SV2RST
           will be active as SV2FPU/SV8, SV2RJV/SV8 and SV2RST/SV8,
           respectively, from Alonnisos Island (WLOTA LH-4091) between
           July 29th and August 2nd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters
           using CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns.


  EU-072.  Joe, OZ0J, will be active as 5Q2T from the EDR HQ station on
           Fyn Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a
           Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via OZ0J, direct, LoTW, eQSL or
           ClubLog's OQRS.


  EU-080.  Members of the Batea Dx Group team will be active as ED1K from
           Ons Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a
           Multi-Op/Island/Mixed-Mode/24-Hrs/Low-Power entry. Operators
           mentioned are Nacho/EA1ND, Juan/EA1NK, Pablo/EA1NL, Enrique/
           EA1AJV, and Bernardo/EC1DD. 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:                qsl@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-083.  Members of the ARI La Spezia, will once again be active as
           IP1T from Isola del Tino (IFF IFF-218, IIA SP-002, MIA MI-114,
           ITA ITA-058, WLOTA 0645) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
           30-31st) as a Multi-Op/1-Stn/Low-Power entry. Activity will
           be on 80-10 meters using low power, with antennas: Windom
           (80-10m) and a vertical 1/4 wave on 40 meters. QSL via I1ANP,
           direct or by the Bureau (preferred). Operators mentioned are
           Mirco/IK1WVR, Antonio/IK8XVA, Enzo/IU1AAH, Felix/IK1ZVJ and
           Riccardo/IZ1JOE.


  EU-110.  Mauro, IV3AZV, will be active as 9A/IV3AZV from Sveti Ivan
           Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-
           Op/CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.


  EU-114.  Members of "The Vulture Squadron Contest Group", who were expected
           to be active as GU9V from Guernsey during the RSGB IOTA Contest,
           had to cancel "due to unfortunate circumstances". However, look
           for GU3HFN/P from Guernsey Island during the contest. QSL via
           GU8ITE. Operators are Tom/2U0TKB, Oleg/MU/RL5D, Paul/GU4YBW,
           Phil/GU0SUP and possibly others.


  EU-124.  Operators Don/G4LOO, Andy/G8ATD, Ian/G1JCC, Terry/G4UEM and
           MobiKk/M0BIK will be active as GW2L from Holy Island during
           the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via G8ATD.


  EU-124.  Operators Stewart/GW0ETF, Danny/GW7BZR, Alun/2W0CYM, Tony/
           GW0LIS and possibly others will be active as GW6W from Holy
           Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-
           Single/Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.


  EU-131.  Vittorino, I3BQC, will be active from Fisolo Island during
           the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Unassisted/
           SSB-Mode/24-Hrs/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.


  EU-132.  Przemyslaw, SP7VC, will be active as SP7VC/1 from Wolin Island
           during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/
           All-Band/SSB-Mode entry. QSL via LoTW.


  EU-136.  Kordic, 9A4KJ, will be active as 9A1RAB from Rab Island during
           the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Low-Power
           entry. QSL via 9A2EU.


  EU-140.  Kari, OH5TS, will be active from Kuorsalo Island during the
           RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
           CW-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via OH5TS.


  EU-170.  Karoly, HA9MDN, will be active as 9A/HA9MDN from Vir Island
           (CI-141) between July 28th and August 7th. Activity will be
           on SSB, RTTY, PSK and SSTV. He will also be in the RSGB IOTA
           Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/Low-Power
           entry. QSL via his home callsign by the Bureau or eQSL.


  EU-171.  Michael, DL6MHW, will be active as OZ/DL6MHW from Vendsyssel
           Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a
           Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home call-
           sign.


  EU-172.  Daniel, DL5SE, will be active as 5P5CW from Aero Island during
           the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/
           24-Hrs/High-Power entry. QSL via DL5SE by the Bureau.


  EU-174.  Dimitar, LZ1UQ, will be active as SV8/LZ1UQ from Amouliani
           Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-
           Op/All-Band entry. Activity will be on 80-10 meters and last
           until August 1st using 100 watts into a vertical antenna. QSL
           via LZ1UQ.


  EU-182.  Leonid, UT2II, will be active as UT2II/p from Ankudinov Island
           during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/
           Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via UT2II.


  NA-026.  Mike, N2GC, will be active as N2GC from Long Island, NY,
           during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op
           entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2GC.


  NA-046.  Howard "Howie", K1VSJ, will once again be active from Martha's
           Vineyard during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a
           Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home call-
           sign, direct or by the Bureau.


  NA-172.  (Update) Cezar, VE3LYC, will be active as VE3LYC/KL7 from
           Cooper Island, Alaska, between August 1-5th. Activity will
           be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW and SSB. Cezar
           reported on July 25th: With only a few days left before heading
           up north, I spent the weekend checked all the equipment. After
           returning from the Antipodes Is. (ZL9A) in mid-January, I worked
           to alter the design of how the radials of the multi-band wire
           verticals were connected to the feeder line in order improve
           the robustness of the overall antenna construction. The result
           is a definite improvement in the strength on the antenna wires.
           Unfortunately, this led, however, to a slight increase of the
           SWR, particularly on 20m. As such, I spent time on Saturday to
           improve it, with mostly positive results. I have also checked
           the propagation forecast with various regions of the world,
           which allowed me to conclude firmly that the 20 and 30m will
           be the bands of interest for this expedition. In view of this,
           with help from George (VE3GHK), I have now a 20m monoband wire
           vertical with exceptionally low SWR on this band." QSL via
           VE3LYC direct or OQRS. For updates, see Cezar's Web page at:
                           http://ve3lyc-kl7.weebly.com


  OC-022.  Operators He/YB3LZ, Bimbo/YB3MM, YL Tety/YB3TET, Ary/YC3ARY,
           Harry/YC3BFX, Ismu/YC3ISB, Yonex/YC9AUY, Ketut/YC9BCD and
           Gus/YC9CCS will be active as YB3CC/9 from Nusa Penida Island
           between July 30th and August 1st. Activity will be on various
           HF bands and include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
           30-31st). QSL via YB3MM, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.


  SA-047.  Members of the Parana State Amateur Radio Association will be
           active as ZV5O from Mel Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest
           (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Op/DXpedition/High-Power entry. QSL
           via direct or LoTW. Operators mentioned are Antonio/PY5AB,
           Nei/PY5AKW, Marins/PY5AMF, Fernando/PY5FO, Gonçalves/PY5IN,
           Luciano/PY5LF, Vigand/PY5QW, Dimira/PY5RB, Laertes/PY5SAT and
           Marcelo/PY5ZD.


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


  GX4BJC/A - Operated from Clacton on Sea, in Essex, by George, G1IPU.
             (/A WAB Square TM11 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
             George will also operate as: GS4BJC/P - Scotland, WLOTA 1234
             and GC4BJC/P - Wales, WLOTA 0453. His /P WAB information
             will be given if requested.


  MX1SWL/A - Operated from Skegby, in Nottinghamshire, by Merv, G0UJD.
             (/A WAB Square SK56 - 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.


OJ0, MARKET REEF. Operators Dietmar/DL3DXX, Rene/DL2JRM, DJ4XX and Robin/
DO2XX will be active as OJ0DX from Market Reef (EU-053) between August
11-16th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. The team
plans to be in the Worked All Europe (WAE) CW Contest (August 13-14th).
QSL via DL3DXX.


PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (Aug 1-7th)....
 Aug/01st AN      Aug/04th  BN     Aug/06th  HN
 Aug/02nd HN      Aug/05th  HN     Aug/07th  AN
 Aug/03rd BN


   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


QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (July 29th) 
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  5P1W via OZ1HYI          OJ0B via OH2BH        SP1/UW7LL via UW7LL
  CT8/W6NV via W6NV        OJ0W via OH3WS        SV8/HG0R via HA0NAR
  EM25HQ via UT-Bureau     PX8K via PY8WW        SW9AA via LZ1PM
  EO90WU via UW1WU         R430LT via RM8L (d)   TO200SPM via F5TJP
  FG5GP via FG5GP (d)      R66IOTA via UA0LCZ    V44KAI via W5TFW (d/L) 
  HF0F via SP9BRP          R80BSR via RC3M       VC2Q via VA2QA & (L)
  HF2SDM via SP9PKZ        R945A via UA9AB       Z370CEF via Z37CEF
  OE8/DF2SD/P via DF2SD    RZ16FQ via UA3FQ
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only


  JT5FW QSL STATUS. It has been reported that the log was uploaded to
  ClubLog and the OQRS has been enabled.


  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4S7RTG, 5K3W, 5V7D, 6V7S, 7P8C, 7P8OC, 9A73A,
  9A709A, AH0BT, C5GCJ, DS5USH, E7TT, EF2A, EI0HQ, FK1TS, FS/N5GI, HB9BA,
  IV3ZXQ, JH9CEN, KP4EJ, KP4ES, LA9VDA, LU5OM, OM3PR, PA3BUD, SP2GMA,
  SP7JLH, UV5U and YV1KK


  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: BO0K, DU1/HB9BAJ, FH/F4FET, FT4JA, HC2GRC/p
  (SA-034), OX/NA8O, PJ2/W3HNK, RH0E, XX9TGM (AS-075), YJ8RN (OC-110)
  and ZX5B (SA-088)


  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 6W/HA0NAR, 9A/HA0KA, HA0RZK, HA50HH,
  HA90MRC, HG3X, HG0WFF, HG15SPORT, HG41HST, HG72QRP, HG140JLO, HG210OP,
  SW8WW, SX8R, YQ0U and ZA20QA


ST2, SUDAN. Magdi, ST2M, is now active using the special callsign ST2AC
from Khartoum, Sudan, for the 18th Arab League Conference. Activity is
on various HF bands (QSN reported on 20m SSB - 14312 kHz between 0330-
0600z). QSL via ST2M.


SV5, DODECANESE. Stathis, SV5DKL, will participate in 2016 RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 30-31st) from his home QTH on Rhodes Island (EU-001) as
a Single-Op/All-Band/CW-Mode/IOTA-Fixed/24-Hrs/High-Power entry. QSL
via information on QRZ.com.


T42, CUBA (Special Event). A team of Cuban operators will activate special
station T42FRC between August 11-14th. Operators mentioned are Alexei/CO2XK,
Amed/CO2AME and Lazaro/CO2WL. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW,
SSB, PSK31, PSK63, PSK125, RTTY and JT65. QSL via CO2WL.


T47, CUBA (LH Op). Operators Sandor/CO7SF,  Josue/CO7RR, Pavel/CO7WT,
Pancho/CO7FR and Alex/CL7HQ will activate the special callsign T47LH
from the Colon lighthouse (CU0007) at Sabinal Key (NA-015) in the north-
central part of the island during the International LightHouse/Lightship
Weekend event August 20-21st. Activity will be on 160-10 meters including
60m and 2m, using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via EA7FTR. Please
note that Cuba's 60m band does not align with the international segments
and operations will be split mode. The team is accepting schedules for
contacts beforehand. Please reach the team via E-mail for T47LH listed
on the QRZ.com page for this. Watch for updates on their preparations
and news for this operation on the QRZ page. The lighthouse is on a
restricted access basis (biosphere reserve key), and rain and bad weather
can stop them to reach the facilities due to roads conditions.


TI5, COSTA RICA. Chris, KL9A, will be active as TI5W from Costa Rica
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-
Band/High-Power entry. QSL TI5W via N3YIM. Outside of the contest he
will use the callsign TI5/KL9A. QSL TI5/KL9A via AC7DX.


TK5, CORSICA. Laurent, F5MUX, will once again be active as TK5UX from
Corsica (EU-014). Activity this time will be during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via F5MUX by the
Bureau or eQSL.


TZ, MALI. Laurent, F5IXR, will once again be active as TZ5XR from Kidal
between August 1st and February 2017. Activity will be on various HF bands
using CW and SSB. QSL via F5MXH or LoTW.


W9DXCC NEWS (Early Registration Ends This Sunday at Midnight!). Bill/K3WA
and Jim/K9IDX report, "For those of you who haven't registered yet for
W9DXCC, the event that heralds in each DX Season, this weekend is your
last chance before early registration comes to an end. So, register now,
at , for one heck of a program....not to mention the
other two 'Key P's;' people and prizes."


YB71, INDONESIA (Update/Special Event). Look for YB71RI to be active to
commemorate the 71st Independence Day of The Republic of Indonesia that
falls on August 17, 2016. Members of the Organisasi Amatir Radio Indonesia
(ORARI) will activate this special event station on all bands and modes
from every Indonesian Call Areas from 0 to 9. 5. The 10 stations have been
announced along with their locations:
   YB71RI/0  - Jakarta Special District
   YB71RI/1  - West Java and Banten
   YB71RI/2  - Central Java and Special District of  Yogjakarta
   YB71RI/3  - East Java
   YB71RI/4  - South Sumatera, Lampung, Jambi, Bengkulu and Bangka Belitung
   YB71RI/5  - Riau, Riau Islands and West Sumatera
   YB71RI/6  - North Sumatera and Special District of Aceh
   YB71RI/7  - West Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Central
               Kalimantan, and North Kalimantan
   YB71RI/8  - South Sulawesi, South East Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, Central
               Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, Gorontalo, Maluku and North Maluku
   YB71RI/9  - Bali, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Nusa Tenggara Timur, West Papua
               and Papua


   Please do not send your QSL card as ORARI HQ will automatically send
YB71RI special QSL cards to all valid contacts as shown in LOG from all
stations. QSL route will be consigned to all Bureau of each DXCC country.
Also, three awards are available. Complete details are available at:
                   http://www.ybdxc.net/2016/07/25/yb71ri


ZA, ALBANIA. Pisti, HA5OJ, is now active as ZA/HA5OJ from Vlora until
August 5th. Activity is expected to be on 40-6 meters using CW only.
QSNs his activity has been mostly on 40 and 20 meters. He reportedly is
using a multi-band vertical. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by
the Bureau.


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        The following stations are expected to be active in the
                   RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st, 2016)
               For rules for the contest are available at:
               http://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2016/riota.shtml
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       Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2016 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/iota2016.html  (By Callsign)
              http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotad2016.html (By DXCC Entity)
              http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotai2016.html (By IOTA)
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  Contest      DXCC       IOTA   Island       QSL Route-(B)Bureau/(C)ClubLog/
 Callsign     Entity                           (e)eQSL/(L)LoTW/(d)direct
------------------------------------------------------------------------
5P5CW         Denmark     EU-172 Aero         DL5SE (B)
5Q2T          Denmark     EU-172 Fyn          LoTW; QSL via OZ0J (d/C/e)
9A/HA9MDN     Croatia     EU-170 Vir          HA9MDN (B)
9A/IV3AZV     Croatia     EU-110 Sveti Ivan   IV3AZV 
9A/OM5AW      Croatia     EU-136 M Losinj     OM2FY
9A/YO4HHP     Croatia     EU-136 Cres         YO4HHP
9A1CBM/p      Croatia     EU-016 Drvenik      9A5ST; QSL via (B/d)
9A1RAB        Croatia     EU-136 Rab          9A4EU 
9A8CV         Croatia     EU-136 Krk          eQSL
9A0AA         Croatia     EU-016 Vis          S59A
9H5G          Malta       EU-023 Malta        M0OXO
9M4TI       West Malaysia AS-073 Redang       9W2FLD
A91HI         Bahrain     AS-202 Hawar        M0OXO
B4R           China       AS-135 Qinshan      BA4WR
B5C           China       AS-141 Yijiangshan  BA4TB
BG5UDN        China       AS-138 Pingtan      M0OXO
BI7PER        China       AS-129 Nan'ao
BO0KS         Taiwan      AS-102 Kinmem       BV2NT
BV0TW         Taiwan      AS-020 Taiwan       See QRZ.com
BY4AE         China       AS-136 Hengsha      BD4DYH
BY4JN         China       AS-150 Lingshan     LoTW; QSL via BG4OGO (d/e)
CR2M          Azores      EU-003 Sao Miguel   W6NV
CR2V          Azores      EU-089 Flores       HB9CRV
DG5LAC/p      Germany     EU-042 Hooge        LoTW; QSL via DG5LAC (B/d/e)
DL5KUD        Germany     EU-057 Ruegen       DL5KUD (B)
DR0F          Germany     EU-127 Neuwerk      DM4DL (B)
E2X           Thailand    AS-125 Chang        LoTW; QSL via E20GMY
EA6/M0DXR Balearic Island EU-004 Minorca      M0DXR
EA8/IW2NEF Canary Islands AF-004 Fuerteventura IK2DUW
ED1M          Spain       EU-142 Mouro        LoTW; QSL via EA1DR (d/C/e)
ED1K          Spain       EU-080 Ons          EA1NK 
EJ1Y          Ireland     EU-103 Little Saltee EI5JQ
ES0DJ         Estonia     EU-034 Muhu         ES2DJ
F/G4BJM/p     France      EU-032 Ile d'Oleron G4BJM
F4FLQ/p       France      EU-105 Batz         F4FLQ
F6KOP/p       France      EU-065 Molene       F6KOP
FR4PV         Reunion     AF-016 Reunion      F5OZK
G2F           England     EU-005 Great Britain
GW2L          Wales       EU-124 Holy         G8ATD
G4ALE/p       England     EU-120 Isle of Wight G3VYI
G5XV          England     EU-120 Isle of Wight G5XV (B)
G6LD          England     EU-120 Holy         G6LD
G6M           England     EU-005 Great Britain G4BYG 
G0IVR/p       England     EU-120 Lundy
GM1J          Scotland    EU-092 Tanera Mor   MM0BQI
GM2T          Scotland    EU-008 Tiree        GM4UYZ
GM3XSV        Scotland    EU-010 Isle of Lewis G3XSV
GM4NFI        Scotland    EU-008 Fladda       GM4NFI (B)
GM4U/p        Scotland    EU-010 Isle of Berneray G4SGX
GM5TO         Scotland    EU-123 Isle of Arran G3PHO
GM7O          Scotland    EU-123 Isle of Arran G3SQX (d)
GM9N          Scotland    EU-123 Great Cumbrae LoTW; QSL via (C)
GM0ADX        Scotland    EU-008 Isle of Mull GM0ADX
GS3BSQ        Scotland    EU-012 Shetland     GM3WIJ
GU3HFN/p      Guernsey    EU-114 Guernsey     GU8ITE
GU9V          Guernsey    EU-114 Guernsey     M0PCB (Cancelled)
GW6W          Wales       EU-124 Holy         LoTW
GW8K          Wales       EU-124 Welsh        GW0ANA
HL5           South Korea AS-081 Hwangdeog    Home Callsign
              By HL5YI DS5ACV DS5ANY DS5BRE DSDNO DS5QLJ, each as homecall/p
HS3NBR/p      Thailand    AS-145 Maeo         HS3NBR
I3BQC         Italy       EU-131 Fisolo       I3BQC
IC8FBU        Italy       EU-031 Capri        IC8FBU
IC8WIC        Italy       EU-031 Capri        IC8WIC
ID9/IT9BXR    Italy       EU-017 Filicudi     IT9BXR (B)
IF9/IT9PPG    Italy       EU-054 Favignana    IT9PPG (B)
IF9ZWA        Italy       EU-054 Favignana    IF9ZWA (B)
IH9YMC        Italy       AF-018 Pantelleria  (e)
II7P          Italy       EU-091 Pedagna Grande
IK8MRA        Italy       EU-144 Cirella
IM0/I0PNM     Sardinia    EU-165 S Pietro     I0PNM
IP1T          Italy       EU-083 Tino         I1ANP
IQ3ME/p       Italy       EU-131 Pellestrina  IQ3ME
IS0/OM8A      Sardinia    EU-024 Sardinia     OM2VL
IT9MUO        Italy       EU-025 Sicily       IT9MUO
IT9RZU        Italy       EU-025 Sicily       LoTW; QSL via IT9RZU (B/d)
IT9VDQ        Italy       EU-025 Sicily       (d/L)
IV3UHL/p      Italy       EU-130 Gorgo        IV3UHL
IZ8XOU        Italy       EU-144 Cirella
JA8COE/8      Japan       AS-147 Yagishiri    JA8COE
JA0JHQ/6      Japan       AS-047 Minami Daito JA0JHQ (JARL B/d)
K1VSJ         USA         NA-046 Martha's Vineyard K1VSJ
K1W           USA         NA-217 White        W1WQM
K4C           USA         NA-067 Core Banks   LoTW; QSL via N4YDU (d)
K4P           USA         NA-083 Chincoteague N3JS; QSL via (C)
LA/G0AAA      Norway      EU-076 Vaeroy       G3TXF
LA4C          Norway      EU-055 Utsira       LoTW; QSL via LA4C (B/d)
M/DF8DX       England     EU-120 Isle of Wight DF8DX (B)
MD7C          Isle of Man EU-116 Isle of Man  M0OXO
MK1K          England     EU-011 St Agnes     LoTW
MM1E          Scotland    EU-008 Islay        LoTW; QSL via MM1E
MM2N          Scotland    EU-010 Benbecula    MM0GPZ
MS0YHC        Scotland    EU-009 Orkney       LoTW; QSL via 2E0SDV and (C)
MW0DHF/p      Wales       EU-124 Holy         MW0DHF; QSL via (B/d)
N1RR/m        USA         NA-137 Cousins      N1RR
N2GC          USA         NA-026 Long         LoTW; QSL via N2GC
NE1RD/1       USA         NA-148 Lovell       LoTW; QSL via NE1RD (B/d/e)
OG5A          Finland     EU-140 Nuokot       OH5AD
OH1TD         Finland     EU-096 Korpo        OH1TD
OH5TS         Finland     EU-140 Kuorsalo     LoTW; QSL via OH5TS (d)
OZ/DL5CW      Denmark     EU-172 Hjarno       DL5CW
OZ/DL6MHW     Denmark     EU-171 Vendsyssel   DL6MHW
OZ2PBS        Denmark     EU-029 Sjaelland    OZ2PBS
OZ4CG         Denmark     EU-030 Bornholm 
OZ7BQ/p       Denmark     EU-125 Fano         LoTW; QSL via OZ7BQ (B/C)
OZ8SW         Denmark     EU-029 Sjaelland    OZ8SW
PA/ON4CP      Netherlands EU-038 Ameland
PA/OQ4T       Netherlands EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland LoTW; QSL via ON4TO (B)
PX8K          Brazil      SA-042 Caviana de Dentro PY8WW (d)
PY5DC         Brazil      SA-047 Mel          LoTW; QSL via PY5DC (d)
R70ASIA     Russia (Asia) AS-070 Gusmp        R7AA
RI1C      Russia (Europe) EU-133 Kotlin       RW1F
R66IOTA   Russia (Asia)   AS-066 Popov        UA0LCZ
RM0F/p      Russia (Asia) AS-025 Iturup       LoTW; QSL via RM0F and (e)
SD1A          Sweden      EU-020 Gotland      SM1TDE (B) 
SF2X/p        Sweden      EU-135 Ledskar      SM5EFX; QSL via (B/d)
SK0HS/0       Sweden      EU-084 Blido
SN1D          Poland      EU-132 Wolin        SP1RKT
SN0RX         Poland      EU-132 Wolin        SP8BXL
SP1/DM5JBN    Poland      EU-132 Wolin        LoTW; QSL via DM5JBN (B/d/e)
SP7VC/1       Poland      EU-132 Wolin        LoTW
SV1XV/p       Greece      EU-049 Lesvos       LoTW; QSL via SV1XV (B/d)
SV5/G4DJX     Dodecanese  EU-001 Rhodes       LoTW
SV5/OH2FUW    Dodecanese  EU-001 Rhodes       OH5AB; QSL via (B/d)
SV5/OO4O      Dodecanese  EU-001 Rhodes       LoTW; QSL via ON4APU (B)
SV5DKL        Dodecanese  EU-001 Rhodes       LoTW; QSL via SV5DKL (B/d)
SV8/HG0R      Greece      EU-174 Thassos      HA0NAR
SV8/LZ1UQ     Greece      EU-174 Amouliani    LZ1UQ
SV8/OM6NM     Greece      EU-052 Corfu        OM2FY
SV8/SV1EJD    Greece      EU-067 Syros        LoTW; QSL via SV1EJD
SV8P          Greece      EU-067 Tinos        SV2CLJ
SV9/G0VJG     Crete       EU-015 Crete        G0VJG
TC0TC         Turkey      AS-201 Sivriada     YM1KD; QSL via (e)
TK5UX         Corsica     EU-014 Corsica      F5MUX
TM6G          France      EU-048 Groix        ON6DP; QSL via (B/d)
UI0L        Russia (Asia) AS-066 Reyneke      RW0MM
UT2II/p       Ukraine     EU-182 Ankudinov    UT2II 
VA2NDX        Canada      NA-128 Orleans      VE2TLH (d)
VC1A          Canada      NA-126 Bon Portage  VA1YL
VE2JFM/VE9    Canada      NA-068 Lameque      VE2JFM
VE2VIA        Canada      NA-128 Ile aux Coudres VE2VIA
VE7/G0TPH/p   Canada      NA-036 Vancouver    LoTW
VE7NY         Canada      NA-075 South Pender
VR2UNG        Hong Kong   AS-006 Hong Kong    LoTW; QSL via VR2UNG (B/d)
VY2TT         Canada      NA-029 Prince Edward K6LA
VY0ERC        Canada      NA-008 Ellesmere    TBA
W4FDX         USA         NA-034 Honeymoon
W4MY          USA         NA-067 Harkers
WB8YJF/4      USA         NA-067 Ocracoke     WB8YJF; QSL via (B[slow]/d)
XL2I          Canada      NA-128 Ile aux Coudres LoTW; QSL via VE2CQ
XR1T          Chile       SA-069 Santa Maria  CE3OP
YB3CC/9       Indonesia   OC-022 Nusa Penida  LoTW; QSL via YB3MM and (C)
YB9GV         Indonesia   OC-150 Lombok       LoTW; QSL via (e)
ZV1M          Brazil      SA-029 Grande       PY1MT
ZV5O          Brazil      SA-047 Mel          LoTW; QSL via ZV5O (d)
ZY8D          Brazil      SA-072 Canarias     PS8RV





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