OPDX Bulletin 1101 February 26, 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, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, NF4A, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, N9GM, W9ILY, 9M6DXX, AT International, CO8DM, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, EA4ZB, EI7CC, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3SWH, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, ON6OM, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PT7WA, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 17th-February, through Sunday, 24th-February there were 231 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3D2/r, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, 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, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T30, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, 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).

3B8 & 3B9, MAURITIUS AND RODRIGUES ISLANDS
Operators Toshi/JA8BMK, Ken/JN1THL (AB1GJ) and YL Yoshiko/JQ1LCW (KF7JXL) will be active as 3B9DX from Rodrigues Island (AF-017) between March 1-10th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. The operators will be using a Kenwood TS-590, a Yaesu FT-897D, and a Tokyo Hy-power HL-550fx amp into a Hexbeam, a Windom and a vertical antennas. QSL via EA5GL direct only (w/SASE and IRC/greenstamps).
ADDED NOTE: If time permits, Toshi/JA8BMK will operate as 3B8/JA8BMK from Mauritius Island (AF-049) on February 27th and 28th. For updates, watch (QRZ.com).

3V, TUNISIA (Operator Update)
An Italian group, along with the Association des Radio Amateurs Tunisiens (ARAT) and the Engineering University of Gabes, who are planning a second IOTA DXpedition to Djerba Island (AF-083, WFF 3VFF-007, WLOTA L-1394 and ARLHS TUN-022), as TS8TI (will receive license in March) between April 29th and May 6th (see OPDX.1100), have added two more operators to their operation. Operators mentioned are Luciano/IZ7EVZ and Fabio/IZ8DSS.

4Z, ISRAEL (WFF and Holyland SQ. Ops)
Dov, 4Z4DX, plans to activate some World-Wide Flora & Fauna and Holyland Square locations to celebrate his 62nd birthday and 47 years on the air between March 25-27th. Look for him to operate from: Kursi Holyland (WWFF 4XFF-024, Holyland square O-06-HG), Park Hayarden (WWFF 4XFF-029, Holyland square N-05-KT) and Mount Hermon (WWFF 4XFF-023, Holyland square O-01-HG). QSL via 4Z4DX (QRZ.com).

5H, TANZANIA
Maurizio, IK2GZU, will once again return to the "Mission Ilembula" to do some work at the new hospital and orphanage between April 7th and May 8th. He plans to be active during his spare time as 5H3MB on the HF bands. Maurizio will use his FT-100 and the mission's TS-850 into a tri-band 3 element beam (20/15/10m) fixed on Europe and a vertical or dipole for the other bands. QSL via IK2GZU, direct or by the Bureau. Also, LoTW (after his return home). For more details, updates and an online log, visit his Web site at:
http://www.buffoli-pm.it/5h/Tanzania%202011.htm

5X, UGANDA (Update)
Members of the F6KOP team went QRT as 5X8C at 1003z on February 17th. The 5X8C log on ClubLog reports that the 5X8C team has made 81242/QSOs with 21010/Unique callsigns (41077/CW, 28535/SSB, 11624/ RTTY, 14/PSK63 and 1/PSK) with 1215/AF, 1/AN, 7560/AS, 59611/EU, 11391/NA, 627/OC and 837/SA. To check your QSOs, go to:
http://www.clublog.org/charts/?c=5X8C
Remember, Yann, F1NGP, is their QSL Manager (100% OK Direct, ClubLog's OQRS, Bureau and LoTW). For more details and updates, see:
http://www.5x2013.com/

7P, LESOTHO
Peter, EI7CC, will once again be active as 7P8PB from Maseru between March 6-26th. Activity will be limited because he will be on a family holiday and will operate when circumstances permit. He will be operating from his brother-in-law Gerry's station, 7P8CC (home callsign EI8CC). QSL via EI7CC, by the Bureau or direct. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW immediately upon his return to Ireland. If possible, Peter may try to upload them while in Lesotho.

8P, BARBADOS
Gerry, W1VE, will be active as 8P9RM between February 26th and March 1st, and then for the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) he will sign 8P1V. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, but with a concentration on the low-band CW, and naturally SSB during the contest. QSL both callsigns via his home callsign direct only. NO Bureau.

8P, BARBADOS
Tom, W2SC, will be active as 8P5A during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to NN1N.

9A, CROATIA
Charlie, NF4A, will be leaving Monday, February 25th, for 9A and will be operating as 9A5PC all week. Look for him in the morning U.S. time on either 15 or 10 meters (+/- a few sunspots)..... During the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd), Charlie will be one of the Multi-Multi operators at 9A1A. Logs for 9A5PC will uploaded to LoTW when he returns home. Please QSL directly to his U.S. address. Do not send cards to the 9A Bureau.

9M4, SPRATLY ISLAND (Update/Press Release #2)
Steve, 9M6DXX, sent out the following on February 19th [Edited]:
"On January 9th, I sent you some brief information about the 9M4SLL Spratly DXpedition which will take place between March 10-18th, and promised more details later. Here now is some further information.Unfortunately Christian, EA3NT, had to withdraw from the DXpedition due to work reasons, but he has been replaced by two experienced Hungarian DXpeditioners: Pista/HA5AO and George/HA5UK. The other operators are John/ 9M6XRO, Steve/9M6DXX, James/9V1YC, Don/G3BJ, Tony/KM0O and Ben/N6MU/DJ0YI (total 8 operators).
9M4SLL will operate with five stations simultaneously at peak times, using mainly Elecraft K3 and K2 transceivers plus full legal power linear amplifiers on all stations. The antennas will all be verticals and all will be sited within a few meters of the ocean. In particular we will have a Titanex V160E 27m (87ft) high vertical for 160 and 80m with a Pennant antenna for RX on those bands. Activity will be on 160 to 10m, CW, SSB and RTTY. There will be no 60 meters operation as that is not permitted by the Malaysian licence.
The QSL Manager is Tim, M0URX, and direct or bureau QSLs can be requested by OQRS from his website at . Logs will be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible after the end of the DXpedition - within a few days. We plan to upload to an online log once per day during the DXpedition. Further information, including suggested operating frequencies, can be found on the 9M4SLL page on M0URX's website at
http://m0urx.com/9m4sll."

A3, TONGA (Update/OC-064 Cancelled)
Werner, DJ9KH, who is now active as A35WH from Tongatapu Island (OC-049), was expected to be active from Vava'u Island (OC-064) this week and had to cancel due to [edited] "The local airline had to close, and the situation with our flights back and the international connection-flight were so unsecured, that we had to cancel the flights." He will continue to operate Tongatapu Island probably til March 2nd. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the DARC Bureau. He plans to update on
http://www.tonga2013.de/
everyday and give information about planned activities, modes and frequencies. He doesn't use an online-log, LoTW and e-QSL.

DXCC NEWS
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, is now accepting the following operations for DXCC credit:
 4S7DXG ­ Sri Lanka; Only operations in 2008 and 2011
  8Q7VR ­ Maldives; Only operations in 2008 and 2011

If you had credit rejected for contacts with dates during the periods noted, contact dxccrules@arrl.org to be put on the list for an update. Contacts before or after these periods cannot be accepted. Also, in order to expedite the search for these QSOs, please include the application "date received" or "reference number" noted on your credit slip of the submission these were originally rejected.

DXCC NEWS (Important Information regarding Digital DXCC Applications)
The DXCC Blog http://www.arrl.org/dxcc-blog reports: "Before proceeding with an Online DXCC application you 'MUST', first, have Mozilla Firefox installed on your computer. Online DXCC is not compatible with Internet Explorer. If you do not use Firefox please visit this site to download and install this free program:http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ " For the complete announcement, go the DXCC Blog page listed above.

EA PSK63 CONTEST
Joaquin, EA4ZB, Contest Manager EA BPSK63, invites everyone to participate in this year's event which will be held between 1600z Saturday and 1600z Sunday, March 9-10th. The contest is sponsored by Unión de Radioaficionados Españoles (URE). The contest is open to any licensed amateur station. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters. The complete official rules are available at:
http://www.ure.es/contest/428-ea-psk63-contest-english-version.html

FP, ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON
Eric, KV1J, will once again be operating from the Island of Miquelon (NA-032, DIFO FP-002 WLOTA 1417, Grid GN17) as FP/KV1J between July 6-16th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 (but primarily SSB and RTTY). He will generally be on the highest frequency band that is open, and he may try 6 meters if there is any indications of openings. Also, look for him on the satellites, weather permitting. Eric will also be in the IARU HF Contest (July 13-14th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Mixed-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via KV1J, direct or by the Bureau and also LoTW. For more details and updates, check out his Web page at:
http://www.kv1j.com/fp/July13.html

IOTA NEWS
AF-109. (New IOTA) Members of the Egyptian Radio Amateur Society for Development (ERASD) plan to be active as SU8N from Geziret Disuqi (aka Nelson's Island), an island in the Nile Delta and Sinai Region Group, during May for one week (May 3-10th). "Nelson's Island" is approximately 20 kilometers east of the Egyptian port of Alexandria, four kilometers north of Cape Aboukir. Nelson's Island is approximately 350 meters by 150 meters. Activity will be on most HF bands. Operators mentioned are Said/SU1SK, Ateff/SU1AO, Hossam/SU1HM and Ayman/SU1AR. Look for more info to be forthcoming. Also, watch the ERASD's Web page at:
http://www.qsl.net/egyptham
Also, watch:
https://www.facebook.com/events/441478712566533
AS-042. Vladimir, RV3EFH, will once again be active as RV3EFH/0 from Bolshevik Island between March and October. Bolshevik Island is the second largest island of the archipelago of Severnaya Zemlya in the Russian Arctic. Activity is will be on 40/20/15/10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. While there he plans to activate several Loc. Squares. QSL via his QRZ.com address. All QSL will be answered once he returns to the mainland. Visit his Web page at:
http://www.rv3efh.russian-hamradio.net
EU-047. Mike, DG5LAC, will be active as DG5LAC/p from Juist Island (GIA N-003) between July 27th and August 9th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, possibly 80m, using 100 watts and SSB. He will also be a "part-time" entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, direct, eQSL, LoTW and OQRS.
EU-105. Operators Geert/ON7USB, Tim/ON5HC, Pat/ON7PQ, Jo/ON5MF and Francis/ON8AZ will be active as TM3B from Batz Island (WLOTA 0680) between May 4-11th. QSL via ON8AZ. The group has a Web page (still under construction) at:
http://www.eu105.be
NA-014. Jim, AE1C, will be active as AE1C/VE9 from Grand Manan Island (CISA NB003, WLOTA 0082) between August 18-25th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using 200 watts and a vertical antenna. QSL via his home callsign (LoTW preferred), eQSL or direct.
NA-034. Lou, W0FK, will be active from Longboat Key between March 2-16th. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
NA-058. Pete, VE3IKV, will be active as W4/VA3RA from St. Simons Island (USI GA003S, WLOTA 4115, Glynn County, GA) on March 2nd. Activity will be on 30 or 17 meters using CW. QSL via VE3IKV, direct or by the Bureau.
NA-062. Pete, VE3IKV, will be active as W4/VA3RA from Key West (USI FL040S, Monroe County, FL) between March 3-15th. Activity will be holiday style on 30 or 17 meters using CW. QSL via VE3IKV, direct or by the Bureau.
NA-079. Pete, VE3IKV, will be active as VE3IKV/W4 from the Dry Tortugas Islands (Monroe County, FL) between March 11-14th. Activity will depend on the weather. Operations will be conducted by a battery and a solar panel since there is no power on the island. This will be CW only operation on 30/17/6 meters. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
NA-143. Joe, K5KUA, will once again be active as K5KUA/5 from Galveston Island (USI TX001S, Galveston County, TX) between March 28th and April 1st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using mainly CW and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
NA-213. Operators Allan/KV4T, Steve/KI4GGJ, John/AJ4T, Gaston/W4CCF and Nicholas/KJ4AVG will once again be active as homecall/p from Dauphin Island (USI AL002S, Mobile County, AL) between June 19-24th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns.
OC-245. (Update) Operators Ucok/YB6AR, Adhi/YB3MM, Budi/YF1AR and Evendi/YC6EI will be active as homecall/6 from Rondo Island (ARLHS IDO-369), the most western island lighthouse in Indonesia between March 9-17th. The group has applied for a special callsign but has not heard anything yet. Rondo Island is very difficult to reach since there is no special beach for the boat landing. This will be the first time amateur radio operations will take place from Rondo Island. Activity will be on 80-10 meters with 4 stations on the air using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via IZ8CCW, direct or by the Bureau. The group is looking for sponsors. For more info and updates, visit:
http://www.mdxc.org/oc-245
SA-027. Operators Jose/PU5IKE (Team Leader), Adriano/PP5RK and André (SWL) were expected to be active as ZW5WIM from Paz Island this past weekend (February 23-24th) during the South American Lighthouses Weekend. QSL via PU5IKE, direct, LoTW, e-QSL and Bureau.
SA-028. You may have one more day (February 25th) to work Marcelo, PY2FN, as PY2FN/p from São Sebastião Island. This is the first operation from the Farol Ponta da Sela Lighthouse (ARLHS BRA-287). QSL via his home callsign. Log will be uploaded to LoTW after his activity.
SA-030. (Update) The team that was going to be active as CV5A from Flores Island between February 21-24th, had to suspended their operation until further notice.

ISWL CALLSIGNS (For March)
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of March 2013:
GX4BJC/A - Operated from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie/G6XOU. (ISWL Council Member & QSL Bureau Manager) (/A WAB Square = TM22 - England, IOTA = EU-005). Herbie will also use GX4BJC/P during the month. (/P WAB Details will be given at the time of the QSO).
MX1SWL and M1SWL - Operated from Broad Oak, in East Sussex, England, by Arthur/G0KOC. (ISWL Council Member & Callsign holder) (WAB Square = TQ62 - England & IOTA = EU-005).
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
www.iswl.org.uk
or
www.qrz.com
or via
www.eQSL.cc
NO LoTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see www.iswl.org.uk for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for their awards.

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Operators Gennady/R0FA and Yuri/RA0FU will be active as KH0/homecall from the Saipan Rental Shack on Saipan Island (OC-086, USI NI002S, WLOTA 1333) between March 25th and April 4th. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes, as well as an entry in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st). QSL via their home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Operators Nick/JL1UTS and Chieko/7L3PFH will be active as KH0TH and KH0TG, respectively, from the Saipan Rental Shack on Saipan Island (OC-086, USI NI002S, WLOTA 1333) between May 2-5th. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. QSL via their home callsign, direct or the JARL Bureau.

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Operators Akira/JH8XGS (W3ANA/KH0) and Ben/JA1RTS (KH0/JA1RTS) will be active from the Saipan Rental Shack on Saipan Island (OC-086, USI NI002S, WLOTA 1333) between May 8-12th. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. QSL via their JA home callsigns, direct or by the JARL Bureau.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (February 25th-March 3rd)
 Feb/25th  AN      Feb/28th  AN      Mar/02nd  AN
 Feb/26th  AN      Mar/01st  AN      Mar/03rd  AN
 Feb/27th  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
LX, LUXEMBOURG.
Operators René/ON6OM, Eddy/ON6ZV, Martin/ON7EG and Mike/ ON4MW will be active as LX/OO6P (IPA call) between June 30th and July 5th. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and PSK63. The suggested frequencies are:SSB - 1850, 3750, 7070 (50)*, 14250, 18140, 21250, 24950 and 28450 kHz
RTTY - 1845, 3520-3525/JA, 3570/EU, 7035, 10150, 14085, 18109, 21085, 24940 and 28080 kHz
PSK31/63/125 - 1807/USA, 1838/EU, 3580, 7028/JA, 7070/USA, 7040/EU, 10138-10142, 14070, 18100, 21070, 24920 and 28120 kHz
QSL via ON6ZV http://www.on6zv.be. For more details, visit the Web page at:
http://www.qsl.net/on6om/lx-oo6p

N4, UNITED STATES (Special Event/QSO Party)
Gene, K9UTQ, will activate the "USS Wisconsin Battleship BB-64", N4WIS, during the Wisconsin QSO Party on March 9th. QSL via N4WIS. For more details and updated, visit:
http://www.n4wis.org/n4wis/index.php

P4, ARUBA
Andy, AE6Y, will be active as P49Y from Aruba (SA-036) during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or AE6Y.

QSL INFO AND NEWS
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated February 17th and 24th)
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3Z51MOC via SP7MOC        EA9EU via EA5KB         IO5O via IK5RLP
  3ZL301GVX via SP3GVX      EE5D via EA5YI          IP8AAW via IK8FIQ
  4JT6RO via 4K4K           EF5F via EA5FV          IR1ANT via I1HYW
  9H3RX via DJ0IF           EF7A via EC7ABV         IR2C via IK2FTB
  9K2/W3JK via W3JK         EF7X via EA7GYS         IR2T via IQ2MG
  A6/SQ9UM via SQ9UM        EF8USA via W2GR         IR4M via I4IFL
  A35WH via DJ9KH           EG7DCA via EA7URS       IR8ANT via I8ACB
  A61DJ via IZ8CLM          EK3GM via IK2QPR        J38A via K4LTA (d)
  AO1ICE via EA1WK          ES95B via ES5QD         J52HF via I3LDP
  AO5ANT via EA5FL          ES95Q via ES5RY         K2A via K2NG
  AO7WAP via EC7ZK          ES95S via ES2TI         K4A via K6EID
  C4N via W3HNK             ES95V via ES6DO         KH7X via K2PF
  CM2XN via EA7FTR          F/G4BJM via G4BJM       L50EY via (B) or EA5KB
  CM8AKY via EA7FTR         FG4KH via F1DUZ         LN5O via LA5O
  CM8VRD via EA7FTR         GB0ANT via M0OXO        LT1F via AC7DX
  CP4PG via DK2GA           GM5X via N3SL           LW5EE via EA5FL
  CQ8X via OH2BH            HF9Q via SP9QMP         LY1SCOUT via LY4Q
  CR1Z via OH2BH            HG5C via HA5MA          LZ5R via LZ1YQ
  CR3A via CT3EE            HK1/F6BFH via F6BFH     LZ10ANT via LZ3SM
  CT9/OM3GI via OM3GI       HL2ZBD/3 via JK3IJQ     M3W via G4FAL
  CT9/OM7JG via OM7JG       HZ1PS via IZ8CLM        M5E via G0CKV
  CW3R via CX1AA            II0AAW via IK0TRV       MD2C via MD0CCE
  CW5W via CX6VM (d)        II2E via IK2FTB         NP2/K7EUG via K7EUG
  DR10EDBG via DH1BUZ       II2V via IK2AQZ         OE3K via OE1DIA
  DR20CFT via DG2MEL        II9P via IT9CHU         OE2013MOS via OE8MOS
  EA6/KH7XX via OE6MBG (d)  IO3X via IV3JCC         OE2013SKI via OE1SSS


             OE2013SSU via OE1SSU          TM6M via F4DXW
             OG6N via OH6NIO               TM6X via F5VHY
             OH0R via OH2PM                TM10WAP via F8DHE
             OH1D via OH1JD                TM11G via F5TLN
             OH8L via OH8LQ                TM55M via F0ESV
             OK7K via OK1BN                TO22C via F6HMQ
             OM7M via OM3PA                V63ZM via M0URX
             OO9O via ON7SS                V73NS via W3HNK
             OQ5A via ON4IG                VP2ME via AI4U
             OQ5M via ON5ZO                VQ5RP via K0UU
             OS0S via ON4ZD (L)(e)         XE7S via N7DD
             OS8A via ON8VK                XT2TT via IK2CIO (B) or I2YSB (d)
             OZ0W via OZ8JYL               YE1ZAT via YD1JZ
             PX2C via M0OXO                YE6YE via EA7FTR
             R100AIP via RW3YW             YP0FOTE via YO6BBQ
             R2013CG via UA8WAA            YQ8ANT via YO8AZQ
             RT0C via RW0CF                YR1C via YO4NA
             SJ2W via SM2LIY (L)(d)        Z36T via DJ0LZ (d)
             SN7Q via SP7GIQ               Z320L via Z34M
             SN150BPM via SP7PCA           Z320O via Z32KI
             SP0OTC via SP2IW              Z320Y via Z37Y
             TC1BW via TA1HZ               ZM1A via ZL3CW
             TI2/IK5TBK via IK5TBK         ZW6AJU via PP6AJM
             TM0R via F5GGL                ZZ6B via PT2OP


      (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
CO8DM ON LOTW. Doug, CO8DM, informs OPDX that his QSL Manager Steve, KU9C, has opened an LoTW account for him. Doug is converting his paper log to digital logs to upload to LoTW. He mentions there may be some times differences.QSL KH0WF via JH1AJT direct or the JA Bureau. Operator was Zorro, JH1AJT, from Saipan.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3B9SP, 5B4AJC, 5X8C, 9Y4/DL7VOG, CO8DM, DJ9RR, DL7CM, E77W, EA3GHZ, EA3NT, EF8R, F5CQ, F6EYB, F6HKA, G3TXF, GM0NAI, GU4YOX, GW6W, H44KW, HB9ACA, HB9CVQ, HB9DDO, HK0GU, HK3O, HQ2N, KH6LC, KP2MM, LY2J, LY6A, M3W, MD2C, NP4G, OE2013R, OG4X, OH1MA, PA5KT, PJ5/DL7VOG, PJ7XK, PV8ADI, PY1VOY, S50R, TI5W, US5I, US5IQ, UU7J, V31ME, WB4JTT/KH6, YO3APJ, ZS4TX and ZS6YH
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3D2OP, 3DA0NJ, 3W1M, 4K4K, 5N4EAM, 6V7S, 706T, HK1NA, HK1R, J88CG, KH8/DL3DXX, LX/PA0RDY, RI0FM, S79NEN, T77C, V5/DL3DXX, V84SMD, VK9/OH3JR, W7PBL/VK9L, XF1F, XW0ZJZ, XW1A, Z81D and ZL9HR
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5N0OCH, 5R8HL, 7Z1HB, 8R1PY, 9X0TL, 9Y4W, AH0BT, BG1QQT, CT9/DF3FS, CU3NH, EA6/DL5NUA, EW7KF, FS/DL2RUM, HB0/HB9AON, MJ/DL9MWG, OM5CD, R100W, PJ2/DF8ZH, PJ4M, PJ7NK, TK/DL9YBY, TK5DS, V5/DC8QT, V5/DK2WH, VP2MOM, VP2MXO, VP5DX, YO9WF and Z21LS

TX5, CLIPPERTON ISLAND (Update)
The TX5K Team is now on their way to Clipperton Island as of February 23rd. Here are details of the past week:
February 19th - "The team that had assembled in San Diego has now set sail on the Shogun for Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where they will pick up the rest of the team." The team in San Diego included Jef/DD2CW, Ed/KE3D, Luis/XE1L, Bob/KK6EK, Giovanni/I5JHW, Lance/W7GJ, Walt/N6XG, Rick/KF4ZZ, Mike/WA6O and Igor/US0VA.February 23rd - It was reported that they picked up the Cabo team and that "the full team has boarded, and once all 'precious cargo (all 1000 items)' is on board and stowed properly, they will be underway...."
A TX5K was spotted on the cluster on February 20th which was a pirate or a "phantom spot". They are scheduled to arrive on the 26th, but have a lot of work to do setting up. This means expect the operation to be on air either February 28th or March 1st. The Team has been spotted while enroute to Cabo San Lucas as K6K/MM (QSL via N2OO). They will probably be on the air from Cabo to Clipperton. Once landing and set up is done, the TX5K activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Their suggested frequencies are:CW - 1833(*), 3523, 7023, 10103, 14033, 18083, 21033, 24903 and 28033 kHz
SSB - 3785 (up or down), 7185 (**), 14185 (***), 18165 (down), 21285, 24975 and 28515 kHz
RTTY - 10137, 14087 and 18097 kHz
Listening up, except were indicated.
* Listening up 2 / listen 10 down for JA
** Up 5-15 or down 5-15 / up 7225 for U.S. / down below 7100 for non-expanded band
*** Listen above 14225 for U.S. General licenses
QSL via the OQRS by ClubLog (Highly Recommended). This is the preferred method to use for your QSL confirmation. After the DXpedition ends you can order either a direct or Bureau QSL card using the OQRS online QSL service provided by ClubLog. Using this convenient online method you can easily apply for their QSL card to be sent directly to your home or via the Bureau....without having to send your QSL card at all. Direct QSLs are via Bob Schenck N2OO and the SJDXA QSL team: QSL Manager for TX5K, PO Box 345, Tuckerton, NJ 08087-0345, USA. Also, remember to use the DXA Web site which allows DXers to view the QSO log, and the status and activities of the DXpedition in near-real-time. The TX5K's Web page is at
http://tx5k.org
For updates, use the BLOG at:
http://www.ky6r.com

V6, MICRONESIA
Operators Sho/JA7HMZ (V63DX) and Kei/JA7GYP (V63T) will be active from Pohnpei Island (OC-010) between April 15-20th. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via their home callsigns.

VISALIA DX CONVENTION NEWS (Correction/IOTA Dinner)
Ray, N6VR, sent out the following about the IOTA Dinner: "Guys, -- The 30 USDs I stated for the IOTA dinner has to be increased to 32 USDs because of an error the Hotel and I made during the initial meal cost computation, sorry. If you have all ready sent me 30 USDs please make up the 2 USDs difference at the door. Tnx, and sorry for the price increase, although it is 1 USD cheaper than last year! 73, Ray N6VR.... P.S. I may have not made it clear enough, but pse make checks to 'Ray Benny'."

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Scott, K0MD, will be returning to Pro- videnciales Island (NA-002, WLOTA 2003) and be active as VP5H during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign and LoTW.

VP9, BERMUDA (Update/Change)
Operators Kurt/W6PH and Robert/WA1Z will team up to be active as VP9I for the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) as a Multi-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via WW3S (see (QRZ.com)).

XR0, EASTER ISLAND (Update)
The UK DXpedition team which will be active as XR0YG from Easter Island (SA-001) between March 20-27th (see OPDX.1090), now has a Web page available at:
http://xr0yg.com

XT, BURKINA FASO (Reminder)
By the time you read this, a team of Japanese operators will be active from Burkina Faso using their individual callsigns until March 2nd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Look for the following operators (w/their XT callsign): Yukinori/JA3VWT (XT2VWT), Jusei/JA3IVU (XT2IVU), Junichi/JH3AEF (XT2AEF) and Kunio/JA1CJA (XT2CJA). QSL via their home callsign.

XT, BURKINA FASO (Reminder)
By the time you read this, members of the "Italian DXpedition Team" will be active as XT2TT from Ouagadougou (Grid Loc. IK92fi), Burkina Faso, until March 6th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL I2YSB for direct QSLs and IK2CIO for Bureau QSLs (no E-mail request please). A OQRS will be available for direct cards only. The official Web site is:
http://www.i2ysb.com/idt
Official forum is:
http://www.hamradioweb.org

YN, NICARAGUA (Update/Callsign Change)
Scott, K7ZO, will once again be active as during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 2-3nd) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry. However, this year the TELCOR issued him a smaller callsign and he will be using YN5Z for the contest instead of his usual YN5ZO callsign. He usually operates "Field Day Style" using a 5 band Spiderbeam and 40m dipole on a push up mast. The radio is a TS-590 driving a KPA-500 amp. QSL via LoTW and K7ZO, direct or by the Bureau. Look for Scott to be active before the contest as well.

ZA, ALBANIA
The "425 DX News" reports that Max, IZ4JMA, is now living in Albania and will be on the air as ZA/IZ4JMA starting February 25th for 18 months at least. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via IZ4JMA.

ZL7, CHATHAM ISLANDS (Update)
Jim, ZL1LC, will be active as ZL7LC from Chatham Island (OC-038) between March 14-20th, as a micro DXpedition and running PSK31 only (seeOPDX.1094). He announced this week on QRZ.com:
"This is to give PSKers around the world, especially those in PODXS 070, DMC and EPC, an opportunity to work this DXCC entity on their mode of choice. The rigs will be Icom 7200 and 7000 with vertical antennas operating on 7.035, 14.070, 21.070 and 28.120 MHZ. I will be operating on the highest bands that are open. Please don't email me asking me to run another mode or operate on another frequency. Such emails will be treated as SPAM. To make quicker QSOs and allow more contacts, please send only your RST report and your name. I will QSL the RST. If a pileup develops, I will ask you to go UP 100 - 400Hz. Please operate in a SPLIT mode and transmit 100 to 400 Hertz above your receive frequency. I will be able to read your call and respond to you."
He also reported that his QSL Manager will be EB7DX and direct (w/2 green stamps and SAE). NO Bureau. For more details and an online log (ClubLog), see(QRZ.com).

ZS8, MARION ISLAND (Update)
"DX-World.net" is reporting that Carson, ZR6CWI, has applied for ZS8C callsign for his stay on Marion Island.

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