OPDX Bulletin 1128 September 16, 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, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N7CW, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, K0IR, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, EA7LS, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RD8X, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and ZL3NB for the following DX information.

SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR
"I have been experiencing some E-mail problems over the last few weeks, especially with address. The arrl.net address has been very erratic (bounces and delays), so only use as a last resort. I have added a new E-mail address kb8nw@hotmail.com to be used before the arrl.net address, if the kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org address does not work. I hope this will help the problem of mail getting to me.... 73 de Tedd KB8NW"

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 8th-September, through Sunday, 15th-September there were 220 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, 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, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, 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, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD9, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8

* 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).

4S, SRI LANKA
Jürgen, DL3JH, is expected to be now active as 4S7JG from Sri Lanka (AS-003) until September 29th. Activity should be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. No QSNs have been reported. QSL via DL3JH, by the Bureau or direct. Please NO IRCs!

5R, MADAGASCAR
Daniel, DF8UO, is once again active as 5R8UO from Mada- gascar Island (AF-013) until September 20th. Activity will be mainly CW, with some SSB and the Digital modes on 40-10 meters. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL. He is expected to upload his log to LoTW.

DXPEDITIONS TOUR (Update OPDX.1116)
Yuki, JH1NBN, who is currently on a business trip Bangkok, Thailand, and is now heading to Nauru Island (C2). He is expected to be active as C21BN between September 16-26th. Activity will be limited to his spare time during his night hours on 80-6 meters SSB using 100 watts into a wire antenna. QSL via JH1NBN.
ADDED NOTE from his Web page at:

http://www.1nbn.net

He will have other business trips planned:
 Micronesia (V63AQ/V6T on OC-132) late in 2013
 Nauru Island (C21BN) early next year 2014

EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS
Terry, G4MKP, will be active as EA6/G4MKP from Mallorca Island (EU-004) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Activity will be holiday style. QSL via M0URX.

FRENCH AFRICAN ISLAND TOUR
Armin, DK9PY, will activate two African island in November. His scheduled activations with callsigns are as follows:
 November 4-11th - Mayotte Island (AF-027); callsign FH/DK9PY
 November 11-22nd - Reunion Island (AF-016); callsign FR/DK9PY
Activity will be mainly CW on 40-10 meters about 12 kHz from the lower edge of each band. There will be a focus on the 30/17/12 meter bands. If his location permits, Armin will also try 160 and 80 meters. QSL via his home callsign.

FT5ZM AMSTERDAM ISLAND DXPEDITION PRESS RELEASE (From Ralph, K0IR, dated September 10th)
"The Amsterdam Island DXpedition team's progress continues unabated. Essentially all the team's equipment is now in hand and at the Atlanta staging area or undergoing final testing in preparation for shipment to Atlanta. Gear will soon be sorted into contents bound for the Mataf operating location and the Antonelli operating location (see our website page

http://www.amsterdamdx.org/ft5zm-operating-sites

There will be no guess work about what piece of equipment goes to which site when we land. Efficiency means more time on the air and more QSO's.Bob, N2OO, has been working on our maritime mobile operation to provide QSO's with some rare grids between Australia and Amsterdam Island. Arnie, N6HC, is our team doctor and has finalized his medical resources. Jerry, WB9Z, has been hard at work with his team cutting radials and coax, thousands of feet of each, but the job is now done. Bob, K4UEE, our chief financial officer has been watching our income and expenses and trying to be as frugal as possible without compromising our ability to generate lots of QSO's. Craig, K9CT, has been putting our K3's and bandpass filters through extensive testing and has worked with Neil/VA7DX, Gregg/W6IZT, and George/N4GRN on our network and logging protocol. Erling/LA6VM and Andy/UA3AB have been working hard to inform Europeans of our progress and peak their interest, while VE7CT beats the drum in Canada. Michel, FM5CD, has worked closely with the French authorities, answering their questions and Nodir, EY8MM, has focused on our low band capabilities. Jorge, HK1R, has worked hard to generate interest in South America.

The berth and fuel for our ship has been reserved in Fremantle, Australia, and our New Zealand customs agent has been retained. We've submitted a 'shopping list' to our friends in New Zealand and Australia; they will purchase items for us that will come aboard in either Tauranga or Fremantle.

Finally, a major milestone occurred recently ­ something that says, 'There is no turning back now'. We made our initial payment for the charter of our ship, the 'MV Braveheart'. This amounted to $175,000 (NZD). Our team members are now fully vested (all in) financially. Our next payment is due in December, so like all major DXpeditions of this magnitude, we will feel the cash flow crunch shortly. We are hoping you can support us up front when we need the money and help us make Amsterdam a memorable DXpedition. If you've supported us, we greatly appreciate it. If you have not yet done so, please consider helping us now. All the team members will sleep a little better knowing you have our back..... Ralph ­ K0IR"
HP0, PANAMA (IOTA Tour Reminder)

By the time you read this, operators Christian/EA3NT, Raul/EA5KA, Vincent/F4BKV and Col/MM0NDX, from the Invoker Team, should be finishing their activation of six Panamanian islands. Their last island is Colon [Bocas del Toro] (NA-088) as HP0INT/4 until September 18th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. Direct QSLs are via F4BKV (OQRS preferred) [if you use IRC, he only accepts the new model valid until 2017]. Bureau QSLs are via F5CWU (OQRS preferred). More details and the OQRS are available at:

http://www.invokerteam.com/hp0int

IOTA NEWS

AF-104. Members of the Amateur Radio Algerian (ARA) club will be active as 7T9A from Srigina Island (ARLHS ALG-023, WLOTA 3104) to celebrate their 50th anniversary between September 19-21st. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via info on QRZ.com.
EU-121. Members of the Mayo Radio Experimenters Network will be active as EJ0M from Aran Islands between September 28th and October 5th. Operators mentioned are Brendan/EI6IZ, Steve/G0MTD, Ian/ G0VGS, Norman/G7MRL, Mike/M0PRL, Mark/M0WCR, Glyn/M0XUH and Paul/M1PAF. QSL via G0MTD, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-170. Members of the ARI Verona Club will be active as 9A/IQ3VO from Dugi Otok between September 28th and October 1st. Activity will be on all bands using all modes. QSL via IV3VO.

IS0, SARDINIA
Yuris, YL7A, will be active as IS0/YL7A from Sardinia Island (EU-024) during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via YL2GM.

JD1, OGASAWARA
Koji, JI1LET, will once again be active, but this time as JD1BOI from Komagari, Chichijima Island (AS-031) between October 25th and November 3rd. QSL via JI1LET direct only to: Koji Iijima, 7-12 Tenma, Gyoda, SAITAMA 361-0076, JAPAN.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (September 16-22nd)

 Sep/16th AN      Sep/19th  HN      Sep/21st  AN
 Sep/17th HN      Sep/20th  AN      Sep/22nd  AN
 Sep/18th 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

*** ADDED NOTE: Has anyone heard or seen from Lee, KH6BZF? Your editor has been sending him E-mails for 5 weeks and has not received an answer......

OA, PERU
Operators Jim/K6ZH and Bud/N7CW will be joining Jack/N6XQ at Jack's, OA4TT, Almosta Superstation for the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Op/Single-TX/High-Power entry. Jim and Bud will use OA4/homecall on 160-6 meters for about 1 week prior to the contest and they hope to have a special callsign for the contest. An OQRS will be available, and all logs will be uploaded to LoTW very quickly after they return home.

OD5, LEBANON
Adrian, EA1CYK, will be active as OD5/EA1CYK (pending) from Lebanon between November 2013 until May 2014. Activity will be on all HF bands on SSB. QSL via his manager "Quillo", EA7LS, by the Bureau or direct.

QSL INFO AND NEWS

  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For September 8th and 15th)
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3B9EME via I3LDP          EG7SDC via EA1AUM          OH10TA via OH1MN
  3Z3P via SQ9PPO           EG8SDC via EA1AUM          OQ2MRS via ON4RCN
  5A1AL via DL1AL           EG8SDC via EA1AUM          OR1Z via ON6IX (d/e)
  5B4AIF via EB7DX          EG9SDC via EA1AUM          OU2DX via PA0ABM
  5B4AJC via UA3DX          EH2CDP via EA2TW           PA60IPA via PA9LUC
  5B4AKM via 5B4MF          EM0I via UT2IZ             PW7T via PT7WA
  8N6MMTTY via JS6PSH       EM1000NLM via UT7NI        R20RRC/6 via RZ3EC
  9A/OK1DSM via OK1DSM      EM150KV via UT1KY          R70SM via RA3LV
  9A/PH2A via PH2A          F/DK9IO via DK9IO          RA/UT2LA via UT2LA
  9V1PW via JH4PHW          FO/KH0PR via JJ8DEN        SE6Y via SM6DED
  9X0ZM via JO1CRA          GB2LDS via G7MRV           SM6XVI via PA3FUJ
  A61ZX via IZ8CLM          GW100RSGB via M0VFC        SV130PAP via SV2HTI
  A71CO via EA7FTR          GX8HRC/A via G3SVK         T11SS via ER1SS
  CK3AT via VE3AT           H44J via JA0AOA            T6T via RW6HS (d)
  CR5150NM via CS5NRA     HB0/HB9FIY/P via HB9FIY (e)  TK/DL6NDW via DL6NDW
  CT9/DJ8OG via DJ8OG       HC8/G8OFQ via HA3JB        TM1MAD via F5KLJ
  CU6/CU3EJ via CU3EJ       HF1939BPM via SP5PMD       TM26NN via F5KTU
  CU9/CU2CE via CU2CE       HF790NYSA via SP6PNZ       TM35CDXC via F5CWU
  D3AA via UA1QV            HL0ARDF via JR1CHU         TM50ENSO via F5LGQ
  DL100OUI via DK1IO        HP1/AI5P via AI5P          TM70MBH via F6KEH
  DR10EDBG via DH1BUZ       II1ROMA via IK8XVA         UN7DA via RW6HS (d)
  EA3/DL2FDL/P via DL2FDL   II3ROMA via IK2VUC         V5/DF3GY via DF3GY
  ED3URC via EA3EM          II7ROMA via IK2VUC         W2WTC via K2HJB
  EG1FIM via EA1URV         II8OAMM via IQ8GZ          W6H via KY5Q
  EG1FIM via EA1URV         IK3/DF2AJ via DF2AJ        XR203CHI via XQ7UP
  EG1SDC via EA1AUM         IR0MA via IK2VUC           YB9/DJ7XJ via OZ7XJ
  EG2SDC via EA1AUM         IR9W via IW0HBY            YL110GAB via YL3GV
  EG3SDC via EA1AUM         LZ2013HST via LZ1BJ        Z68BH via OH2BH
  EG4SDC via EA1AUM         OA6Q via OE3NHW            ZL4IR via W8WC (d)
  EG5SDC via EA1AUM         OG3077F via OH3JF          ZV1WSA via PU1VFC
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only

IE9/IQ7AF QSL STATUS. Fred, IK7JWX, reported that he received the IE9/IQ7AF QSLs from LZ3HI on September 10th. He request to NOT send him QSLs because he was going to send all QSLs out via the Bureau the next day. Check out his pictures and the IE9/IQ7AF QSL at:

http://www.qrz.com/db/IE9IQ7AF

NE5BO via WA4NVM. Activity from Mt. Nebo during this past weekend's VHF Contest.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3B6RF, 4U1ITU, 7Z1CQ, 9H3MMM, 9H3NN, 9M4SLL, A31JY, A41OO, A61ZX, A92IO, BV1EL, C31PP, CE4SFG, D3AA, EA1DR, FH/DL7BC, GJ100RSGB, H44KW, HK1N, HV0A, HZ1SM, IZ8TXX, J47X, LX7I, MD0CCE, OD5ZZ, OX3KQ, PY0F/PP1CZ, OY1OF, PQ125GBA, SU9AF, SV3AQR, SV3RF, TZ6BB, UA0BA, V44KAI, VK9CZ, VK9NT, VP9/WA4PGM, XW8XZ, XZ1Z, YB0DJ, YB0NFL, YN2GY, YO3CZW, YS1/NP3J, Z81X and ZL4PW

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 9L1X, A45WH, FG5FR, FS/K9EL, HD8A, HI3B, HP1/IZ6BRN, HS0ZGQ, HV0A, KG4RX, LU2FLB, OJ0V, PA3CXC/ST0, RI1ANP, T2YY, TR8CA, TU2T, V5/DK9IP, VK0JJJ, YN2N and XZ1Z

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4JR0SONG, 9K2F, 9K2HN, 9K2MY, 9K2OD, 9K2OK, 9K9X, 9M2/JE1SCJ, 9M2DVR, 9M2TO, 9M4DXX, 9M6LSC, A52KJ, AH0J, BN2009SDT, BN0HQ, BO0D, BP100S, BU/JJ1TBB, BU2AI, BU2AW, BU2AI/9, BV100ROC, BV1EJ, BV2CE, BV2FI, BV2FT, BV2TL, BV2009WGK, BV2WL, BV2WN, BV2UJ, BV2YA, BV3DO, BV4KR, BV4QI, BV4VE, BV4VR, BV4WF, BV6GM, BV7FC, BV7GC, BV8YC, BV0BSC, BV0EXPO, BV0HQ, BW2/SP1RIW, BW0ARDF, BW0IR, BW0RS, BX2AAA, BX2ABD, BX2AF,BX2AG, BX2AK, BX3AA, BX3AH, BX4AAC, BX4AQ, BX0WPX, BX6AB, D9A, H40FN, JD1BLY, JD1BMH, JI1LET/JD1, KH2/JS6RRR, KH0XG, TA3/LZ2UW, VR2RR, WH0E, XV9NPS and XX9TTR

SILENT KEY
It has been reported that Wayne Green, W2NSD, became a Silent Key (SK) on September 13th. An eternal optimist, ham radio publications pioneer, visionary, and one who loved to share his neverending zest for life, he was a friend to many and will be missed greatly. OPDX and its reader would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of W2NSD.

SV8 & SV9, GREECE AND CRETE (IOTA Op)
Eugene, RD8X (ex-RN9XA), will be on a business trip in the Greece area between September 25th and October 2nd. His tentative schedule and callsigns are as follows:
September 25-28th - Santorini Island (EU-067); callsign SV8/RD8X

September 28-30th - Paros Island (EU-067); callsign SV8/RD8X

September 30th-October 2nd - Crete Island (EU-015); callsign SV9/RD8X

His equipment will be an Elecraft K-2/100 transceiver, and his antenna is a Buddipole Deluxe. Activity will be during his free time on the HF bands 40 meters and above using CW. Listen for QSL info.

T6, AFGHANISTAN
Reports indicate that Marvin, KL0ET, is currently operating as T6MC until January 1st, 2014. We have not seen any QSNs yet on the DXClusters, but activity is expected to be on 20/17/15/12/10 meters (propagation permitting) using SSB, the Digital modes and possibly some CW. QSL only via LoTW.

VK9C, LORD HOWE ISLAND (Reminder)
Tomas, VK2CCC (aka LY1F), will once again be active as VK9LL between September 22-29th. Activity will be limited to his spare time with a focus on 160/80 meters. QSL via LoTW, and by the Bureau or direct via VK2CCC. For updates and possibly more details, watch the following Web pages:

http://www.qrz.com/db/VK9LL

(Web page from his 2010 operation) http://www.qrz.lt/ly1df/v
k9clh.htm
VP9, BERMUDA
"The Daily DX" reports that Steve, AG2AA, will be active as VP9/AG2AA from Bermuda (NA-005) between October 21st and November 3rd. Operations will be from two different locations. The first location from a resort on the west end of the island starting between October 21-27th, operating QRP on 40 and 20 meters using CW and SSB. The second location from Ed, VP9GE's, Hamilton QTH http://vp9ge.com between October 28th and November 3rd, operating on several bands with 100 watts on CW and SSB. QSL via AG2AA, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL.

XU7, CAMBODIA
Alex, M6CFW, will once again be in Cambodia, but will be active with a new callsign as XU7AEU between September 24-28th. He states that his activity will be "working semi-holiday style". Operations will be mainly PSK31/63 on 10 and 20 meters, but he will try other modes and bands if time and equipment permit. Logs will be posted to eQSL immediately, Clublog at the end of the trip and LoTW as soon as the ARRL accepts that the license is in Cambodian and they are not going to get a copy in English. QSL cards are available direct via his home callsign of M6CFW in England, along with a self addressed envelope and 2 euro or 2 USDs or a valid IRC. If you are in the UK you can just send an SASE. CARDS WILL NOT BE SENT VIA THE BUREAU.

YN, NICARAGUA
Jeff, N6GQ, will once again be active as YN2AA from Grenada, Nicaragua, starting October 22nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, and he will participate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-OP/All-Band/High-Power entry. Jeff will probably use a K3 radio and 1 KW amp into the following antennas: a Tribander, 2 element 40m beam, wires and beverages for 80/160m. Jeff has added a second 40m yagi this year which should increase his signal from previous operations. QSL via NN3W, by the Bureau or direct. U.S. stations, please send SASE; DX stations, please send SAE with GS or IRC. Bureau service will take time. Logs will also be uploaded to LoTW.

Z38, MACEDONIA
By the time you read this, Predrag, YU1JF, will be active as Z38/YU1JF near Struga on Ohrid Lake until September 17th. Activity will be holiday style on 30-10 meters using mainly CW. QSL via his home callsign.

ZM90, NEW ZEALAND (Special Event Press Release #1) [edited]

"After World War I and with the banishment of radio amateurs to the supposedly 'useless shorter wavelengths' an amazing period of radio exploration took place. Amateurs all over the globe soon learnt that far from being useless these wavelengths seem to allow communication over long distances. Amateurs in ZL were at the forefront of this activity with the first ZL to VK QSO in April 1923, and then world record distance QSOs between ZL and Argentina in May 1924, ZL and California in September 1924, ZL and Connecticut on the U.S. east coast just weeks later, and the ultimate Z4AA, Frank Bell's, QSO with Cecil Goyder, G2SZ, in London on October 18, 1924.To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the record breaking activities of these early pioneers of Amateur Radio, ZM90DX will be on the air between 1st October 2013 and 31st October 2014 on all bands 1.8 MHz to 1.2 GHz and beyond in all modes. Activated by the Kiwi DX Group, an informal group of DXers and contest enthusiasts, ZM90DX will be used around New Zealand and a special commemorative QSL card will be available as well as an award program for contacts with ZL during this period.
Not only will ZM90DX be active at expected times and on expected bands, but in the spirit of those early pioneers the ZM90DX operators will also be calling CQ on bands and in directions one may not necessarily expect with the intention of exploring the boundaries of radio propagation.
This will be an unparalleled opportunity for Amateurs all over the world to work ZL while celebrating the exploits of those early trail blazers whose work paved the way for radio communications as we know it today.


Further details can be found on: http://www.zm90dx.com

Note: 'Please remember this is a ZL based activity NOT ZL9 Campbell and Auckland Islands.' ENSURE your logging software logs ZM90DX correctly as ZL and NOT ZL9, Auckland and Campbell Islands. To update the Country File for your logging software please visit http://www.country-files.com/."

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