OPDX Bulletin 1096 January 21, 2013

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Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, ARRL Letter, K1DX, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, NJ1Q & W1AW, W2GB, W2IRT, K3LR, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, W9OL, AT International, CX3AN, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, F8DVD, GM3WOJ, GW0ANA, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK1SOW, IW5EFX, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SM3CVM, TA1HZ, TA2RX, VA3RJ & ICPO and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 13th-January, through Sunday, 20th-January there were 215 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, 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, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, 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" (WFWL).
5H, TANZANIA
Serge, F6AML, will be active as 5H1Z from Zanzibar (AF-032) between January 20th and February 28th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. During his time there, he may be active from Mafia Island (AF-054), Pemba Island (AF-063) and an island in the AF-075 IOTA group. His equipment is a FT857D with a 400w amp into a HF6V with 8 radials. QSL via his home callsign, direct (see QRZ.com) or by the Bureau (he suggests Bureau E-mail request qsldxped@yahoo.fr).
5X, UGANDA (Update)
Members of the F6KOP team are expected to be active as 5X8C between February 6-18th, from a location some 20 Km from Entebbe airport. The latest report states that the team is now complete with the last operators Jean-Louis/F5NHJ and David/EI9FBB. Unfortunately, Frank, F4AJQ, will not be able to operate from 5X and is now the team leader of the "Back Office" in France. Operators Seb/F5UFX and Alain/F6ENO are now team leaders of the DXpedition to 5X. Mode leaders are Bernard/F9IE (CW), Flo/F5CWU (SSB) and Jean-Paul/F8BJI (RTTY). The current DXpedition team is as follows:
CW Team #1: Seb/F5UFX, Dave/K4SV, Patrick/F2DX and Norbert/DJ7JC
CW Team #2: Alain/F6ENO, Jean-Marc/F8IXZ, Stephane/F5UOW and Jean-Jacques/F5NKX
SSB Team #1: Gerard/F2JD, Gerard/F2VX, Eric/ON7RN and François/ON4LO
SSB Team #2: Michel/FM5CD, Lars/DF1LON, Uwe/DL8OBF and David/EI9FBB
RTTY Team: Jean-Paul/F8BJI, Hans/DL1YFF, Jean-Louis/F5NHJ and Michel/F5EOT
Mixed Mode Team: Flo/F5CWU, Valery/RG8K, Mike/UA9KGH/1 and Bernard/F9IE
John, F5VHQ, will join the team on February 13th, which will complete the 25. The two pilots stations are: Thierry/F4TTR for the French speaking people and Andre/V51B, for the English speaking Hams. All the matters are booked and papers are in hand. Look for the first signals expected on February 8th, around noon. The main focus will be on the low bands, with two dedicated K3 radios. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. Suggested frequencies were published in OPDX.1081. The last hand to control the gear and finish the packaging is scheduled at the F6KOP QTH on January 26-27th. The group is still looking for donations/ funds, and they would like to "thank a lot firms, sellers, DX Bulletins editors, associations, hams and all of you who helped" them in this new F6KOP adventure. Those who want help them can go to their donors page at:
http://www.5x2013.com/index.php/help-us
Also, don't forget to sign their Guest book at:
http://www.5x2013.com/index.php/guestbook
You can subscribe to the mail diary at: f5nql@aol.com Yann, F1NGP, will be their QSL Manager (100% OK Direct, ClubLog's OQRS, Bureau and LoTW). For more details and updates, see:
http://www.5x2013.com
60 METER NEWS
* Johan, SM0TSC, has been given an experimental license for six months to put Sweden on 60 meters (5 MHz). He is allowed to operate on 5310, 5320, 5380 and 5390 center frequency plus 1.5 KHz, maximum of 3 kHz bandwidth and 100 watts. For skeds on any mode, E-mail him at: sm0tsc@hflink.net
* Peter, OX3XR, reports that Greenland has now gotten the following frequency band for 5 MHz: 5250-5450 kHz. He will soon be active using a dipole on 5 MHz.
9G, GHANA
Marcel, AI6MS, reports [edited]:
"I will be operating portable from January-May 2013 in Ghana, West Africa, as 9G5MS with my Yaesu FT-857D. Anyone is welcome to make a contact, though priority will be given to schools, universities, and prescheduled contacts. I am volun- teering with a non-profit called 'Medicine on the Move' and will be using amateur radio in the classroom for the students from the 'AvTech Academy' in Kpong, Ghana. QSL cards are tentatively planned and can be expected in the 2nd half of 2013 if requested. I hope to be operating during the ARRL School Club Roundup as well."
9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO (Cancelled)
Jim, N6TJ, has cancelled his activity as 9Y4W from Scarborough, Tobago Island (SA-009, WLOTA 0412), for the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th). His host on Tobago has a broken tower and there is no time to fix it before the contest.
A3, TONGA (Update)
Werner, DJ9KH, will be active from Tongatapu Island (OC-049) between February 13-23rd, and Vava'u Island (OC-064) between February 24th and March 2nd. His callsigns will be A31WH (OC-049) and A31WH/p (OC-064). He will pick up his license as soon as he arrives in Tonga. His equipment will be a K3 with 100 watts and wire-antennas (loops and verticals). Activity will be on the HF bands, depending on propagation. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826.5, 3505, 7020, 10105, 14024, 18080, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 3799, 7070, 14190, 18145, 21290, 24950 and 28490 kHz
RTTY - 10140, 14080, 18110, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the DARC Bureau. He plans to update on http://www.tonga2013.de/ every day and give information about planned activities, modes and frequencies. He doesn’t use an online-log, LoTW and e-QSL.
DAYTON HAMVENTION NEWS
Tim, K3LR, reports that the 2013 Dayton TopBand dinner will be held on Friday evening May 17th, at the Crowne Plaza in the Presidential Ballroom - downtown Dayton, Ohio. Top Band Social hour is at 6:15 PM and Dinner starts at 7:15 PM. Noted Top Band enthusiast - Larry "Tree" Tyree, N6TR will give a program. Reservations are available online with credit cards and PayPal. Use the "contact us" information if you need to make other arrangements. All of the details are available here:
http://topbanddinner.com
Scroll down to make your reservations. Four nights of great hospitality are also at the Crowne Plaza Contest Super Suite. Details are here:
http://contestsupersuite.com
DXCC NEWS
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, is now accepting the following operation for DXCC credit:
  Z81Z ­ Republic of South Sudan; Current operation commencing January 8, 2013
FRENCH SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN TOUR
Gildas, TU5KG, is once again traveling through the South Indian Ocean on a fishing boat. As in past years, he will be sailing in both the Kerguelen and Crozet Island regions, and may activate the islands (if he goes ashore) using his new callsigns - FT5XT (Kerguelen) and FT5WQ (Crozet). When at sea, he will sign as callsign/mm. QSL via F4DXW, direct only. View his QSL card on (QRZ.com).
H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE
Sigi, DK9FN, will once again return to the Temotu Province for a fifth time and be active as H40FN, but this time from Lata, Nendo Island (OC-100) between December 21st and January 6th (2014). QSL via HA8DD, direct only. More details will be forthcoming. Watch the QRZ.com Web site at:
http://www.qrz.com/db/H40FN
IO5, ITALY (Special Event/AAW Week). Leo, IW5EFX, informs OPDX that he will be active as IO5SP during the month of February and 10th Antarctic Activity Week (AAW). The suffix stands for "South Pole". A special QSL will be sent 100% via the Bureau. See info on QRZ.com. He also mentions to look for IO5ANT during the AAWeek from National Antarctic Museum in Siena, Italy. QSL will be sent 100% via the Bureau. IOTA NEWS
EU-006. Members of the Westnet DX Group will once again be active as EJ7NET from the Aran Islands between May 10-15th. Operators mentioned are Declan/EI6FR, Tony/EI3HA, Tony/EI2GX, Liam/EI7DSB, Dermot/EI5IQ, Tony/EI2KC, Bernhard/HB9ASZ, Rolf/HB9DGV, Gordon/ MM0BIM, Barry/GM3YEH, John/GM0DJG and Allan/GM3OZB. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. QSL via LoTW, or direct to Declan, EI6FR. NO eQSL or Bureau QSLs.
EU-016. Operators ON2AV, Danny/ON4CEZ and Jan/ON7JA will active as 9A/OO7T/p from Brac Island (ACIA IC-657, CIA-04, IOCA CI-010, MIA MC-042, WLOTA 0416), Croatia, between July 24th and August 2nd. Activity will be on all bands and modes. They will also be an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL is 100% via the Bureau. No e-QSL.
EU-123. Operators Ken/G0ORH and David/G3KLH will be active as MM3I from Arran Island (IOSA CL01, SCOTIA CS14), in the Clyde Islands IOTA group between July 22-30th. Activity will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). Look for activity on 30/17/12 meters outside of the contest. They also plan some activity on 60 meters (5 MHz). QSL via G0ORH.
OC-285. Ralph, H44RK (aka 5W0W), is going to activate Sikaiana Atoll. Dates have not been provided. Ralph is currently active from Apia, Somoa, until March 3rd. He is looking for 2-3 operators, but 1 operator must be CW POC. If interested, contact Ralph at ralph.honiara@gmail.com or NR6M at turvin2009@yahoo.com.
SA-096. (Correction) In OPDX.1095, the Web page for the LU6W DXpedition was listed wrong which could have an impact on donations. It should have been:
http://lu6w.yosalite.com
J5, GUINEA BISSAU
Members of Verona DX Team will once again return to Cumura to help with the mission work and be active as J52HF between February 10th and March 2nd. In their spare time, they will be on air on the HF bands and 50 MHz, SSB only. Operators mentioned are Livio/IZ3BUR, Libero/IK3RBE, Enzo/IK3VVD, Ilario/IZ3STA and Milena/IK3VZJ. QSL via I3LDP. More details should be forthcoming, but you can view details and pictures from their 2012 DXpedition at:
http://www.ari.verona.it/veronadxteam/en
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (January 21-27th)
 Jan/21st  AN      Jan/24th  AN      Jan/26th  AN
 Jan/22nd  AN      Jan/25th  AN      Jan/27th  AN
 Jan/23rd  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
NH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Joe, JA1LZR, will be active as NH0Z during the CQ 160 Meter CW Contest (January 25-27th) as a Single-Op entry. Activity will be from Tinian Island (OC-086, USI NI003S, WLOTA 3108). QSL via JJ2VLY (see (QRZ.com)). P4, ARUBA
Helmut, DF7ZS, will once again be active (possibly as P41P) from Aruba (SA-036) between March 26th and April 3rd. Activity will include the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Some casual operations will take place before and after the contest on 17/12 meters. The callsign for the WPX contest is still tentative. QSL via his home callsign. Watch his home page at:
http://www.df7zs.de
PF100, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event)
Operator Fred, PA0FAW, (ISWL Member PA-11092, FISTS #9858), will be operating with the special call- sign PF100ZOO between February 1-28th. Activity is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the very well known Arnhem Zoo (Official name is Burgers Zoo). Operations will mainly be CW and SSB, with some Digital modes. Fred will once again be active from the De Hoge Veluwe National Park (WFF PAFF-005) and from Grid Locator Squares: JO21WX, JO22VA and JO32AA. QSL via PA0FAW, by the Bureau, direct and eQSL.cc. (No LOTW). SWL reports are always welcome and appreciated. See (QRZ.com).
PJ2, CURACAO
Operators Mike/W1USN, Bob/AA1M and Scott/W1SSR will be active as PJ2/homecall from Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA LH-0942) between March 8-22th. Activity will be on all bands 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY. QSL via their home callsign, direct CBA or by the Bureau.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated January 13th)
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  6W2SC via HA3AUI (d)      OE2013HTL via OE5HTL      OE2013Y via OE2IGP
  8S0DX via SM0DSG          OE2013I via OE7XCI        OE2013ZK via OE3ZK
  BD3CB via BA4EG           OE2013J via OE5DFL        OE2013Z via OE6CLD
  CT8/K0RUI via K0RUI       OE2013K via OE1DIA        OG9W via OH2BCI
  GB2LBC via MX0WRC         OE2013LCM via OE2LCM      OK/OE2013J/P via OE5DFL
  HG2W via HA2QW            OE2013LRO via OE2LRO      PY0F/PP1CZ via PP1CZ
  HG4I via HA5LN            OE2013MMF via OE6MMF      RV9DC via EA6SK
  HK1T via EA5KB            OE2013M via OE3KLU        RW17AK via R3COM
  JA3BZO/VK9L via JA3BZO    OE2013N via OE5NNN        SE6W via SM6XKB
  KD0JJO/DU7 via KD0JJO     OE2013O via OE3XOA        SF6DX via SM6FUD
  OE2013AGT via OE7AGT      OE2013P via OE8SPW        TA4/DL6RO via DL6RO
  OE2013A via OE8SKQ        OE2013Q via OE5KE         UE70Q via RM3Q
  OE2013BCK via OE8BCK      OE2013R via OE9XRV        UK8OM via 4Z5OG (d)
  OE2013B via OE2RWL        OE2013SEL via OE7SEL      UN7NFD via RW6HS (d)
  OE2013CFC via OE3CFC      OE2013T via OE7XCI        UT2G via UR7GW
  OE2013C via OE4RGC        OE2013U via OE3GCU        XE1RK via EA5ZD
  OE2013DRM via OE5DRM      OE2013V via OE6WIG        YL1S via YL1ZS
  OE2013FKS via OE3FKS      OE2013WCW via OE3WCW      YN9SU via TI4SU
  OE2013F via OE7SPI        OE2013W via OE1W          Z320K via Z33A
  OE2013GOA via OE1GOA      OE2013XFS via OE3PFS      ZF2PG via K8PGJ
  OE2013GTU via OE1GTU      OE2013XRG via OE6CBG
  OE2013G via OE9SEI        OE2013X via OE5RBO
     OE2013E via OE4VIE (all QSOs will be automatically confirmed with a
     bureau QSL and via LoTW, do not send a bureau QSL, it is not necessary)

             (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
2O12W QSL STATUS. Glyn, GW0ANA, reports: "I would advise that all direct QSL cards have now been sent out, also log uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. The direct QSLs were delayed due to problems on design due to Olympic Logo authorization having to go to Olympic committee. All logos now approved and cards printed and gone out." TIME TO UPDATE YOUR GS-IRC CHART (Update). Bill, W9OL, informs OPDX that he has made many updates to his GS/IRC Chart. He states, "It's the New Year and many countries are raising their postal prices, and it's time to update the cost of QSLing. Please take a look at the GS-IRC Chart and let me know of any changes in postage for the country YOU reside in. There is a lot of OLD data that I have NOT received updates on. If you live in or have a friend who resides in these missing countries, please elicit his help in obtaining the new information.
The current chart resides at:
http://www.qsl.net/w9ol/IRC_Chart.htm
If you wish to download the whole file, go to:
http://www.qsl.net/w9ol/IRC_Chart.xls
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4L8A, 5B4AIF, 5V7TH, 5X1RO, 6K2DFG, 7P8D, 9L0W, 9V1YC, A61BK, BG2AUE, C6AUM, CE3EEA, CP4BT, CT7ACG, CU3AK, D4C, DL3MDJ, DO4DXA, EA1HFI, EK3GM, EX2B, F6AUS, FK8DD, FM/KL7WA, FS/K9EL, GJ2A, HA3NU, HC2UB, HC6EP, HI8PLE, HS0ZIA, J68UN, J6/N7QT, JM1XCW, K1GI/VP9, KH2/N2NL, LA1SNA, LX75RL, LZ3YY, NH8S, PA1CC, PJ4D, PJ5J, R7NA, RA6HJA, RC0F, RZ3DX, RZ3EC, SA5K, SM6M, T40C, T6LG, T6MH, TT8TT, UA0BA, V31ME, V73/KJ6GHN, VP2MOM, VK7XX, VP8KF, VQ9LA, WH0/K0BBC, YI1RZ, YQ6A, YT0W, YT9A, ZC4LI, ZF1A, ZL9HR, ZS1LS and ZS6EC
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3B8SP, 4L4WW, 4L8A, 4M5CW, 4O7VB, 5C2P, 5N7M, 5T5BV, 5V7TH, 5T0SP, 9Y4/DL7VOG, BM0LF, BV7GC, C93FF , CY9M, D44TXR, E40V, EY7AD, HH8/N3BNA, HL2DC, J75Z, J79IX, J79WE, JY8VB, LT0X, NH8S, P29NI, P29VCX, P29VPB, PA3EVY, RI0K, SU9VB, T77C, T8XX, T88UE, TI8M, TO3R, TO8YY, TZ6VV, UK8LA, UP4L, V31WV, VK9/OH1VR, VK9/OH3JR, VK9XS, VK0TH, VP2MDG, XT2RJA, YU9VB, Z38VB and ZS2Y
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!!
S7, SEYCHELLES
Operators of the Uruguay DX Group (Mario/CX4CR and Bert/CX3AN) plan a 2013 DXpedition to the Seychelles. However, Mario had developed some health problem and ended up with a triple by-pass. At the moment he is recovering 100% and again on the bands. Bert will go ahead with the plans, but alone for this year's DXpedition. Look for him to be active as S79AN from Pointe Larue on Mahe Island (AF-024) between February 4-11th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-6 meters, including 30/17/12 meters, using CW and SSB. He will try to operate as much as he can. QSL via CX3AN direct only (see (QRZ.com)). NO Bureau or eQSL.
SI9, SWEDEN
Operators Raf/ON5RZ, Dirk/ON7DS and Jean/ON4JW will operate as SI9AM between January 23-28th, from the "King Chulalongkorn Memorial" the largest Thai Pavilion in the world outside Thailand in Raganda, Sweden. The trio plan to be an entry in the UBA DX Contest (January 26-27th). Outside of the contest, they will be active on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and FM. Suggested frequencies are:
 CW - 1817, 3517, 7017, 10117, 14017, 18077, 21017, 24897 and 28017 kHz
 SSB - 1840, 3760, 7060, 14210, 18160, 21310, 24960 and 28510 kHz
 FM - 145.550 MHz and repeater RV49 - 145.612 MHz
QSL via SM3CVM, direct or by the Bureau. Bureau cards can be requested by E-mail at: info(at)si9am.se
Visit the SI9AM Web page at: http://www.si9am.se
Look at their special page at: http://www.si9am.tk
TC16, TURKEY (Special Event)
Members of the Turkish Radio Amateur Club (TRAC) from the Bursa Branch (the YM3KB team) are currently activating the special callsign TC16BURSA as of January 10th through March 10th. Activity will be on all the bands under the terms of propagation, using CW, SSB, PSK snd ROS modes. Station information about actively working bands, frequencies and modes will be announced online on their Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/trac.bursasubesi
and their (QRZ.com) page
http://www.qrz.com/db/TC16BURSA
QSL direct to POB 76, Gencosman, BURSA, 16105 Turkey. TCSWAT 2013 ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCED
Bekir, TA2RX, informs OPDX that the members of the "TC Special Wireless Activity Team" (TCSWAT) have announced their activities for 2013 to activate several special callsigns in memory of those who lost their lives in WWI and some other upcoming anniversaries. The "Giresun Radio Amateurs and Nature Sports Club" (GITRAD) will also join them on two more such activities listed below. The TCSWAT might be organizing some foreign DXpeditions again, if they can get the permissions. The current agenda and callsigns are as follows:
January 15-31st - TC150RC; 150th Year of Robert College
February 1-28th - TC1BW; In memory of TA1BW (SK) - Asil Feri
March 16-18th - TC18M; In memory of the Naval Victory of March 18, 1915
April 1-15th - TC47A; In memory of the 47th Giresun Volunteer Regiment
April 20-25th - TC57A; Scouts Camp in "Memory of Martyrs", Çanakkale
June 28-30th - Friedrichshafen HamFest (TCSWAT hopes to see you there)
July 1-31st - TC150RC; 150th Year of Robert College
August 26-31st - TC42A; In Memory of the 42th Giresun Volunteer Regiment
October 14-30th - TC90TC; 90th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic
November 1-17th - TC301B; 30th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
December 20-25th- TC9SAM; Scouts Camp in Memory of Martyrs, Erzurum
Also look for TC0C and TC2C to be in various contests. TC2C was active this past weekend from YM2SFT club station during the HA DX Contest as Multi-Op/Single-Transmitter/Low-Power entry. Look for more activities that might be announced as they come along. TM10, FRANCE (AAW Special Event)
Look for special event station TM10AAW to be on air on February 2-3th, 8-10th and 15-24th. Activity is to cele- brate the 10th Antarctic Activity Week (AAW). Operations will be made by François, F8DVD, from his QTH in Mâcon, in the eastern part of France, 60 km north of Lyon. The reference for the WAP program is 235. Operations will be on 40-10 meters, mostly SSB. QSL via F8DVD, direct (SAE + 1 IRC or 2 USDs) or by the Bureau.
TO22, GUADELOUPE
French operators Michel/F6GWV and Gildas/F6HMQ will be active as TO22C from Guadeloupe between February 17th and March 3rd. Activity will be on all bands, but with a focus on 160 meters. QSL via F6HMQ.
UN, KAZAKHSTAN
Tony, RT9T (ex-RX9TL), will be active as UN/RT9T during the CQ 160 Meter CW Contest (January 25-27th). QSL via his home callsign. Look for activity before the contest.
VK9C, COCOS KEELING ISLANDS
Operators Chris/GM3WOJ (ZK2V) and Keith/ GM4YXI (ZK2X) will be active signing VK9C/GM2MP from Cocos Keeling Island (OC-003) between March 30th and April 13th. Activity will be on SSB and CW, with some RTTY. It is hoped to have a real-time logging system and daily LoTW uploads if possible. More details to follow ...
VK9N, NORFOLK ISLAND
Ten operators and members of the Oceania DX Group (ODXG) will be active as VK9NT from Norfolk Island (OC-005) between May 3-13th. Planning is now well underway with accommodations and air travel booked. The group plans to have 4 stations covering all bands 80-10 meters on CW, SSB and RTTY. Operators mentioned are Chris/VK3QB (Team Leader), Luke/VK3HJ, Lee/VK3GK, Benton/VK3CBV, Allan/VK2CA (QSL Manager/Webmaster), Catherine/VK4GH, John/VK4IO, Roy/VK3GB, Peter/VK3IJ and Graeme/VK3GL.
An "Online QSL Request Service" will be available for Bureau, and direct cards on ClubLog which is the PREFERRED method. If for some reason you cannot use the OQRS or LoTW, QSL can go direct to VK2CA. For more details and updates, visit the VK9NT Web page at:
http://vk9nt.odxg.org
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Jeff, K0UU (ex-WV3B), will be active as VP5/K0UU from Grand Turk Island (NA-003) between February 13-21st. Activity will be focused on the 30/17/12 meters and the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) signing with the special callsign VQ5RP. QSL via LoTW or K0UU, (direct or by the Bureau).
Z6, KOSOVO
Marijan, S56A, will be active as Z6/S56A from Batlava Lake during the CQ 160 Meter CW Contest (January 25-27th) as a Low-Power entry. QSL via S56A.
ZS8, MARION ISLAND
Reports indicate that David, ZS1BCE, has been appointed to be the new radio technician on Marion Island (AF-021) for one year between April and May (2014). David is expected to depart from Cape Town on April 15th, and radio activity will start about four weeks later. Operations will only be on SSB and on most HF bands. Currently, he does not have a ZS8 callsign, but he plans to applied for ZS8D. QSL via Pierre, ZS1HF, who was the last operator from Marion as ZS8M.

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