OPDX Bulletin 1279 August 22, 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, W2GD, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4DTA/YV5DTA, K5GS, K8GI, K8YSE, KT8D, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9AEB, N0TG, DL1SBF, DL2SBY, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, EA8CNR, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/ IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3QSL, 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, 14th/August, through Sunday, 21st/August there were 223 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY9, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, 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, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP5, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, 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".


3B8, MAURITIUS (6m Op!). Bernie, ZS4TX, will be active as 3B8TX from the
northwest coast of Mauritius [LG89sx] between September 16-19th, as part
of a short visit to the island and a 6m EME DXpedition. The callsign
3B8TX was allocated by ICTA. Bernie states, "Mauritius is not rare in
Europe on 6m. My operation will favor NA/SA moonrise and ZL/VK mooonset.
Please send me an E-mail for any special time/sked that may not be covered
in the proposed time frames. I will also be running a beacon during the
daytime looking for possible Tropo openings towards Africa. Equipment:
IC-7100 and 6M8GJ. QSL via LoTW (preferred) or direct to his home callsign.


5H, TANZANIA. Chas, NK8O/VE3ISD, will once again be active as 5H3DX from
Zinga, Tanzania, between October 20th and November 12th. Activity will
be from the pediatric hospital at Zinga. Usual operations will be holiday
style. Power output will be the legal limit for Tanzania at 100w and the
primary antenna should be a Hexbeam configured for 20-6 meters, including
the WARC bands. Operations will be primarily CW. He states that he will
use a simple wire antenna and his KX3 with a KXPA100 amp. QSL via EA7FTR,
LoTW and eQSL.


7P, LESOTHO (Press Release, date August 18th) [edited]. Pista, HA5AO,
will operate as 7P8AO from Lesotho between October 15-29th. The primary
purpose of the trip is to deliver humanitarian aid and support to an
orphanage. At his own expense Pista is supplying clothing, shoes and
school supplies to the children. This will be his third visit to Lesotho
to work with the children. When not at the orphanage, Pista will be
operating mainly CW, on 80-6 meters. Log search and OQRS will be available
on .  Please QSL to HA5AO.


8P, BARBADOS. Bob, G3PJT, states, that he will be reactivating his old
Barbados callsign, 8P9IF, in 80th 2017 BERU (British Commonwealth) Contest
(March 11-12th) from a site on the east coast of the island.


A5, BHUTAN. Operators Tatsuo/JA3ARJ, Kumio/JH3LSS, Ryo/JH7EQW and Junichi/
JH3AEF will be active as A52ARJ, A52LSS, A52EQW and A52AEF, respectively,
from Dochula Resort, Bhutan, between August 22-27th. Activity will be on
80-10 meters using CW, SSB and possibly some Digital modes. QSL via A52ARJ
via JA3ARJ; A52LSS via JH3LSS; A52EQW via JH7EQW and  A52AEF via JH3AEF.


CARIBBEAN TRIP. Gab, HA3JB, will be active as T42CH from Habana - Wajay,
Cuba, (NA-015) between September 20-25th, and as HI3/HA3JB from Dominican
Republic (NA-122) sometime between September 25th and October 1st. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters. QSL via his home callsign.


CY9C ST. PAUL ISLAND DXPEDITION (Update). CY9C operation is now active
as of late August 18th, and should be active until August 29th. Murray,
WA4DAN, has been providing updates and reported on Saturday morning:
  "Three tons of gear were successfully transported to the St. Paul team
on Friday. This was accomplished using two boats and seven helicopter runs
to the island. Another boat is scheduled to transport additional gear this
afternoon. At least two helicopter runs are scheduled later this morning.
  We hope to have both islands fully supplied by late afternoon/early
evening on Saturday. The Northeast Island team is essentially supplied
while the Atlantic Cove team still needs essential gear.
  We hope to have both sites fully operational by Saturday evening. Weather
is marginal today so we will have to wait to hear from the boat captain
and the helicopter crew.
  All team members are on St. Paul except for WA4DAN who is assisting with
the helicopter and boat logistics. The helicopter is stationed on the
Northeast Island for the duration of the DXpedition. The team expresses
it's gratitude to the tireless efforts of the helicopter and boat crews
in this massive effort. More updates will be issued as needed."
  OPDX has been posting the updates on the NODXA FaceBook page at:
            http://www.facebook.com/NorthernOhioDxAssociation
  Dxpedition contacts logged will be posted LIVE on the website for those
who desire to check if they are in the log. Also QSL information has been
posted on the website. 


D44, CAPE VERDE. Ralf, DK8FA, will once again be active as D44TUJ from
Boa Vista Island (AF-086) between September 15-29th. Activity will be
mainly on 20 meters using the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign,
direct or by the Bureau. No eQSL, No LoTW!


E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (2017 Op!). Dom, M1KTA, will be active as E51KTA
from Rarotonga Island (OC-013), March 10-19th, 2017. Activity will be on
various HF bands including an entry in the British Commonwealth (BERU)
Contest (March 11-12th). Outside of the contest he will be on the WARC
bands. QSL via his home callsign. For more details and updates, watch:
       http://m1kta-qrp.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/cook-islands.html


HAMVENTION (More Details in a Video!). Tim Duffy, K3LR, from DX Engineer-
ing, recently visited (on August 11th) the new site/venue for the 2017
HamVention at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Xenia,
Ohio. In a YouTube video, Tim interviews Michael Kalter, W8CI - Treasurer
of the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) as well as taking video
and pictures of fairgrounds. The purpose of the video is to show everyone
what this new site/venue has to offer and provide to hams for this special
event as well as all the hard work and planning that goes on to make it
happen. Take a look at the video and see what is coming for the 2017
HamVention at:        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXXl18G0QA0


HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Operators Kasimir/DL2SBY and Henry, SP2FOV, will be
active as HB0/homecall from Liechtenstein between September 11-18th.
Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They plan to
use different antennas, Spiderbeam, verticals and a Delta Loop. Their
equipment will be TS-2000, FT-900AT and amplifier ICOM 1010 with about
700 watts. QSL HB0/DL2SBY via DL2SBY, direct or the OQRS (Bureau/direct)
via ClubLog ONLY. Do not send your QSL via the Bureau! QSL HB0/SP2FOV
via SP2FOV, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog.


IOTA NEWS..............
  AS-025.  Operators Vladimir/RV1CC and Yuri/RM0F are now active as
           RV1CC/0 and RM0F/P from Kunashir Island, Kuril Islands, until
           August 23rd. Activity has been on 40/30/20/17/15 meters using
           CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns.


  AS-025.  Anton, OG2K, is now active as RA/OG2K from Kunashir Island
           until August 24th. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL
           via his home callsign. See: http://www.og2k.com/content/qsl


  EU-041.  Andrea, IZ1MHY, will once again be active as IM0/IZ1MHY from
           La Maddalena Island between September 11-18th. Activity will
           be on CW, SSB, and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign
           direct, by the Bureau to 9A8ARS or LoTW.


  NA-079.  (2017 Op!) Operators Nelson/NE4LS and John/KE4IDW will be active
           as N4T from the Loggerhead Key Lighthouse & Garden Key Light-
           house, about 70 miles west of Key West in the Dry Tortugas
           National Park, between April 21-24th, 2017. Activity will be
           on CW/QRP (NE4LS) and SSW/20w (KE4IDW). QSL will be by paper
           only via NE4LS. No LoTW, eQSL or other electronic QSLing.


  OC-129.  Carl, OE9MON, will once again be active as DU6/OE9MON from
           Panay Island until September 2nd. Activity has been mostly
           on 20/17/15 meters SSB. QSL via LZ1JZ, LoTW or eQSL.


  OC-139.  Members of the Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society (AHARS)
           are now active as VK5CWL from the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse
           (ILLW AU-0095), Kangaroo Island (WWFF VKFF-1014, VK5 Parks
           Award 5CP-033, VK Shires Award KI5) until August 22nd. Activity
           has been on various HF bands. QSL via VK5PAS, direct, LoTW
           or eQSL.


J6, ST. LUCIA. Bill, K9HZ, will once again active as J68HZ from his villa
at Labrelotte Bay, Castries, St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA L-1336) between
August 26th and September 11th. Activity is usually on 160-6 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY. He states, "Will try to fill some band-mode slots for
WAS and DXCC. Particularly looking for AK and MT in the USA to complete
8BWAS." His equipment will consist of an Elecraft K3, a 3 element beam
for 20-6 meters and wire antennas for 160-30 meters. QSL via his home
callsign. He does use the LoTW, ClubLog and eQSL.


JW, SAVLBARD. Helge, LB5WB, will once again be active as JW/LB5WB from
Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026) between September 16-19th.
Activity will be on 80-6 meters using a Yaesu FTDX-3000 into Windom
(80-10m), 3 element beam (10m), 4 element beam (6m) and Inv. L for 80m.
QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.


KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Sugi, JI3KDH, is now active as KH0/W5SEA from Saipan
(OC-086) until August 23rd. Activity has been mainly on 17 meters CW, but
also watch 30 and 20 meters. QSL via LoTW ot eQSL.


MD, ISLE OF MAN. A German group will be active as MD/homecall from the
Isle of Man (EU-116) between September 23rd and October 4th. Operators
mentioned are Heiko DL1RTL, Gunter/DL2AWG, Dietmar/DL2HWA, Georg/DL4SVA,
Olaf/DL7JOM, Rolf/DL7VEE and Wolf/DM2AUJ. Activity will be on 80-10 meters
using CW, SSB and RTTY. Equipment will be 2x K3, KPA 500, into Spider-
beams and Verticals. QSL via their home callsigns, direct, by the Bureau,
ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. For more details and updates, see: http://md.mydx.de


MJ, JERSEY. Kazunori, M0CFW/JK3GAD, will once again be active as MJ5Z
during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-
Band/Low-Power entry. Look for activity before and after the contest
using the callsign MJ0CFW. QSL for both callsigns via M0CFW, ClubLog's
OQRS or LoTW.


N4AA IN THE HOSPITAL. We have been informed that well-known DX Editor
Carl Smith, N4AA, of QRZ DX and The DX Magazine, has been in the hospital
since August 15th. Details relayed via Carl's son indicate that Carl was
expected remain in hospital through this past weekend. Let's hope and
pray that Carl has a quick recovery and is out of the hospital by the
time you read this. GET WELL SOON CARL....


P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will once again be active as P40W from Aruba
(SA-036) between October 24th and November 1st. Activity will include
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). He will also return between
November 22-29th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
26-27th). Operations outside of the contests are usually CW on 160/80m
and 30/17/12 meters as time permits. Watch 160m on the hour and 80m on
the half hour. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2MM, Bureau cards are no longer
accepted. Logs will be loaded on LoTW upon his return to the USA.


PJ4, BONAIRE. Wilko, PA3BWK, will once again be active as PJ4/PA3BWK
from Bonaire Island (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) between September 3-24th.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via
his home callsign direct. Logs will also be uploaded to LoTW later in
the year.


PJ7, ST. MAARTEN (2017 Announcement). Operators Dave/K9UK, Ken/KK9N,
Tom/W9AEB, Dave/W9DR and John/W9KXQ will be active as PJ7/homecall from
St. Maarten (NA-105) between June 14-28th, 2017. The group plans to have
3 stations on the air. Station 1: PJ7/W9DR will be on 6 meters with a
Beacon on 50.115.7 MHz. Stations 2 and 3 (PJ7/W9KXQ, PJ7/KK9N, PJ7/K9UK
and PJ7/W9AEB) will on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
QSL via their home callsign.


PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 22-28th).......
 Aug/22nd AN      Aug/25th  HN     Aug/27th  AN
 Aug/23rd AN      Aug/26th  AN     Aug/28th  AN
 Aug/24th 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


  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


PX0, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Fabio, PP5BZ, will be active as PX0F from Fernando
de Noronha (SA-003) between September 23-28th. Activity will be holiday
style on various HF bands and modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct or
by the Bureau.


QSL INFO AND NEWS.............(August 21st)
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  4J3J via RW6HS (d)         EG5CMU via EA5HRD       PA6FUN via PA3HHT
  5B4AMM via UT5UDX          EG5VCE via EB5AG        PA6SCH via PI4DHG
  5H1XX via M0URX            EG7URI via EA7URI       PF34CAVENTE via PA7HPH
  5H1XX via M0URX            EG8HKT via EA8RCK       PG150N via PA7DA
  5T2AI via NI5DX            EM25Q via UR5QU         PP2/DL3SEZ via DL3SEZ
  5V7D via DL9MBI (d)        EN7P via UT1PG          PX2016RIO via PP5NY
  7Y9LI via SM4VPZ           GB2GNL via GM3WIJ       R31RIO via RQ7L
  8N7I via JN7DIY            GX0SCR/p via G4APL      R95KOMI via R9XC
  8P2K via KU9C              HB88YL via HB9EPE       RA16CW via RM4C
  8T2BH via I1HYW (d)        HB9ILLW via HB9FVR      SN0TUBB via SP1ZZ
  9A/DD2ML via DD2ML         HK1X via HK1X (d/O)     SP8/IN3EYI via IN3EYI
  A62A via IZ8CLM            II1L via IQ1GE          SP90LV via SP8MI
  AO8LH via EA8AKN & (L)     IS0/DL6JF via DL6JF     SV8/PD0ARI via PD0ARI
  AT2L via VU2KWJ            K1N via K1YRD           T6EU via AK4JK (d)
  CR5LSV via CT5KAO          KH0/W5SEA via W5SEA (L/e)  TC17EQ via YM2KY
  CR6LH via CT1GZB           LX/PA1PAT via PA1PAT    TC1LHW via TA1FR (L)
  CW5X via CX2ABC (d)        LZ18ARDF via LZ1ZF      TK/F1BLQ/P via F1BLQ
  CX6DZ via EA5GL (d)        LZ6C via LZ2KLR         TK/F2CT via F2CT
  DA0LCC via DH4HAN          MU/RL5D via RL5D        TM2LW via F4ELJ
  DA0LHN via DL8LD           N1S via W1QV            TM5NOI via F4FGV
  DA0LHT via DF1AG           OA7/DL1CW via DL1CW     TP30CE via F5LGF
  DA0WLH via DL4NH           OJ0DX via DL3DXX        UF8T via (L/e)
  DK5T/LS via DK5ON          OK/PA3FYG/P via PA3FYG UP44WFF via UN6GAO (L/e/d)
  DL0FFF/LGT via DL2RPS      OP16A via ON7LU         VI1BLT50 via VK6LC
  DU6/OE9MON via LZ1JZ & (L) OZ/DO2JAX/P via DO2JAX  VI6DH400 via VK6NX (d)
  EA1/DC2CT via DC2CT        OZ0IL via DL1UWE        ZV2016RIO via PY1AA
  EG1LWN via EA1HNP          P3F via M0URX & (L)     ZY157CAT via PP2BO (d)
  EG25JRA via EA1RKA         PA/LX1MG via LX1MG
  EG3MDV via EG3MDV (L/e)    PA/SP4GHL via SP4GHL
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only


  AO8LH via EA8AKN. Activity during this past ILLW was by the Grupo DX
  Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) from Punta del Castillete Lighthouse.
  The Punta del Castillete Lighthouse is located on cliffs above the
  resort and fishing harbour of Puerto de Mogán, in the municipality
  of Mogán, Canary Islands (EA8). References Numbers -- ARLHS CAI-006,
  WLOTA  0969, FEA D-2814.3, IOTA AF-004, DIE S-005, WWFF EAFF-0078 and
  WW Locator: IL27CT.


  RI1FJ QSL STATUS. All QSOs for the RI1FJ Heiss Island (EU-019), Franz
  Josef Land, operation have been uploaded to ClubLog and the OQRS is now
  available. LoTW will be uploaded later this year.


  W1EDH via W1FYM. Special event station by the Middlesex Amateur Radio
  Society http://w1edh.weebly.com> during August 19-20th, at the MUD
  VOLLEYBALL event  in
  Middletown, CT, is to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation.


  WN8HCV via W8GP. Activity was by Greg, W8GP, from the Pointe Aux
  Barques Lighthouse (ILLW US-0105) in Michigan this past weekend.


  YO6EX/P via YO6EX. Activity was from Seica Mica Dacian Fortress (I
  Century) on Friday, August 19th. Reference numbers - WCA: YO-00982
  and RFA: SB-F94. Activity on Sunday, August 21st, was from Seica Mica
  Fortified Church (XIV Century).  Reference numbers - WCA: YO-00469
  and RFA: SB-F52. QSL only direct to his home callsign.


  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4S7GWG, 5R8UI, 7P8C, 8Q7FU, CO3JA, CP4BT,
  DK0WRTC, DL2DX, DU9/RC5A, E72A, E7TT, EA8DBM, EP2A, GI5I, HB9DQL,
  HH2/HB9AMO, HI3K, HR5/F2JD, J75KG, LY5W, MW0EDX, OK2RZ, OL5Y, OM3DX,
  P33W, PJ2/K3NK, PY2MR, PZ5RA, S50R, T32TM, TI5W, TM6M, VE2ZT, VE7SV,
  XR0YS and ZB2TT


  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4J3DJ, HC1TH, PY0F/PP1CZ and RT92KA (AS-092)


  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4Z5IW, 5V7ZA, 8P6DR, 9K2HN, HL2DBP,
  MM0AMW, MU0FAL, R7AY, S79AC, S79KB, SV130PAP, SV5DKL, T40HQ, TA4/OG55W,
  VC2R, VK9DLX, VK9LC, VK9/OH3X, OH1ZAA/VP9, XW1HFC, Z68BM, ZA/OH2YY,
  ZD8JR, ZD8R and Z81R


T31, CENTRAL KIRIBATI (Press Release #3, Dated August 16, 2016). [edited]
  Central Kiribati T31W (Kanton Island) - 2017 DX-pedition
    The Perseverance DX Group  is on schedule for next year’s
DX-pedition to Central Kiribati (Kanton Island). We are planning 15 days
on the island during October, 2017.
  Joining the team is Chris Tate, N6WM. Team members previously named are:
Arnie/N6HC, Kevin/K6TD, Heye/DJ9RR, Pista/HA5AO, Laci/HA0NAR, Gene/K5GS,
Les/W2LK, Glenn/KE4KY, Mike/WA6O, Ricardo/PY2PT and Steve/W1SRD.
  The expedition yacht Evohe from Dunedin, New Zealand will meet the team
in Apia, Samoa, for the estimated 4 day sail to Kanton Island. The landing
permit application is currently being reviewed by the authorities.
  T31 is #18 most wanted on Clublog. However, the need in EU is significant
for all modes. Getting a team to T31 requires a safe boat and qualified
skipper/crew, this DX-pedition will not be inexpensive. The team is
committed to paying 50% of the cost and we look to the DX community to
help with the remaining 50%. The Donate function on  is now
available for your use.
  Please direct questions to Gene/K5GS or Pista/HA5AO at their QRZ.com
address.
  73, Team T31W


TF, ICELAND. Volker, DF1HC, is now active as TF/DF1HC from Iceland. The
length of his stay is unknown at this time. Activity has been mostly on
30 meters CW. QSL via his home callsign.


TX2, FRENCH POLYNESIA (Reminder/Update) Prior to his VP6AH Pitcairn
Island DXpedition (see OPDX.1241), Ulli, DL2AH, is now active as TX2AH
from Mangareva/Gambier Islands until August 28th. Activity will be holiday
style on 40-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes, 100w + Triple Leg
or Windom antennas. QSL via his home callsign direct only.


VP9, BERMUDA. Jeff, VA3QSL, will be active as VA3QSL/VP9 from Bermuda
(NA-005, WLOTA 0201) between August 31st and September 8th.  Activity
will be holiday style on 40-6 meters using CW,SSB and the Digital modes.
QSL via his homecall, by the Bureau, direct (see QRZ.com) or LoTW.


WP3, PUERTO RICO. Alfredo (Al), WP3C, will be active during the CQWW DX
RTTY Contest (September 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry.
QSL via W3HNK. Visit his Web page at:   http://wp3c73.wixsite.com/wp3c


YJ, VANUATU (Reminder). By the time you read this,  Tom, KC0W, should be
active as YJ0COW until September 21st. Activity will be on various HF
bands using only CW. QSL direct via his home callsign.


YX0, AVES ISLAND (Update). Steve, W4DTA/YV5DTA, announced that his "group
(ARV, Asociacion de Radioaficonados de Venezuela) back in Venezuela got
an invitation by the Navy to activate YV0 (Currently the #18 most wanted
in the world). A team of 14 operators will depart on August 27th and
operate as YX0V for 7-10 days. The team is planning to be active between
August 28th and September 5th. Activity will be on all bands (HF/VHF)
and modes (CW, SSB, the Digital modes, FM and Satellites). Steve, W4DTA,
will be the QSL Manager for the operation.
  ATTENTION SATELLITE OPS!!! Paul, N8HM, reported on Thursday, August
18th [edited]: The next several weeks should be very exciting for satellite
users across North and South America as well as Europe. Starting tomorrow,
the CY9C DXpedition will be QRV from St. Paul Island with great footprints
across Europe and North America and it was announced last night that the
YX0V DXpedition to Aves Island, scheduled (sometime between) for August 31st
- September 10th, will include satellite operations as well [See the AMSAT
WEB page: http://www.amsat.org/?p=5436 ]. The Caribbean location and flat
island terrain should provide excellent footprints across North and South
America.
  Steve, W4DTA/YV5DTA, sent out the following update on August 20th:
    Hello all..
  YX0V team both in  YV and here in the USA have been working almost non
top! A big FEDEX package was send to Caracas today with shirts, basic
supplies and a new antenna analyzer, hopefully it will arrive in time.
  The team is now working on a contingency plan for power. At the moment
there is only one power plant working in YV0, so there are periods of
black outs mostly during the night. The team is purchasing a new generator
capable of running a few stations, so there might be times that not all
stations will be on the air. A operating plan should be available to me
very soon. The good news Hams around the world have step up with donations,
and that is helping defray some of the cost.
  More to come, but if you have any questions that you will like me to ask
the team, please feel free to email me or call me.
    73.... Steve, W4DTA
  For more details and updates on the YX0V DXpedition, see the following
  URLs:            YX0V Web site: http://yx0v.com
                   Twitter: https://twitter.com/yx0v2016
                   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yx0v2016
ADDED NOTES: Tom, W5KUB, hosted an Amateur Radio Roundtable on August 16th,
which contains a converstaion with W4DTA/YV5DTA about the upcoming YX0V
operation. The video can be viewed on YouTube.com:
           https://youtu.be/CSTYx2pvBW4?t=1757
Also, watch short videos on YouTube.com at:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjGsEFKXVwk&feature=youtu.be
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uV89vEuwRM


ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Bill, W5SJ, will once again be active as ZF2EZ from
Grand Cayman Island (NA-016, WLOTA LH-1042) between September 27th and
October 1st. Some operations will be from the "Cayman Amateur Radio
Society" (ZF1A) club station and some from the QTH of Andrew/ZF1EJ's
shack. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters. QSL via W5JAY.

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