OPDX Bulletin 1173 July 28, 2014

09:30 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments









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, WA1ZAM, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4VQ, N5NHJ, N7XR, K8GI, K8YSE, W8BBQ, W8GEX & 60m News, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DL2SBY, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G4BUO, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OK1OM, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YF1AR for the following DX information.


EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late RSGB IOTA Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the RSGB IOTA Contest participants.


DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 18th-July, through Friday, 25th-July there were 206 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, 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
Mike, VK3QK, is now active as 3B8/VK3QK from Mauritius until July 28th. Activity will be limited as time permits. NO QSNs have been reported as of press time. QSL via VK3BDL.


3D2/R, ROTUMA
Antoine, 3D2AG, will once again be active as 3D2AG/p from Rotuma (OC-060) between July 25th and August 8th. Activity will be 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. This will be a one-man operation while also working on climate change projects, so he will not always be on the air. He will also be using solar power during the whole operation and running barefoot at 100 watts. He still states,
"Now looking for spare parts for my 14-years-old ICOM 706-MKII, which is faulty (no TX). If anyone can help please contact me, so that I can be operational on 6m from Rotuma. Thanks in advance." His E-mail address is on QRZ.com. He also mentions, "QSL direct only to the Fiji address. Please include at least two green stamps [very well concealed, with foil or between QSLs] or one IRC with AIRMAIL SAE for first class return postage. NO CALLS ON ENVELOPE PLEASE. We have LOTS of mail theft in Fiji. After intense lobbying by 3D2AG, IRCs are now exchangeable at the normal UPU rate in Fiji. Please don't forget to put an airmail label on your return envelope, and write your country name clearly."

5K0, SAN ANDRES ISLAND
Tim, LW9EOC, who was active in April as 50JT, will once again be active from San Andres Island, but as 5K0A this time between November 26th and December 9th. Activity should be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He also plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) and the ARRL 160-Meter Contest (December 5-7th). QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL and LoTW.


5N, TANZANIA (Update)
Flavio, IW2NEF, who is now active as 5H1NE from Zanzibar Island (AF-032) until August 6th, announced that he will be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using SSB only. QSL via IK2DUW.


5V, TOGO (Update)
The Czech DXpedition team will be in Togo for 14 days, but will be active between September 25th and October 3rd. Operators mentioned (w/callsigns) are David/OK6DJ (5V7DB), Pavel/OK1FPS (5V7PS) and Petr/OK1FCJ (5V7ST). Activity will be on 160-10 meters using 2 x K3, 1xKX3 and 2x PA into 2 x Spiderbeam (w/WARC), 1 x vertical (40-10m), 1 vertical (160/80m) and special RX antennas for the low bands. Operations will be on CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They plan to be in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 27-28th). QSL via OK6DJ, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL, LoTW or using the OQRS on ClubLog. For more details and updates, see their Web pages at:

http://www.cdxp.cz/
 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1472348776313779
 
http://qrz.com/db/5V7DB
 
 
E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS
Andy, E51AND, announced that he will be operating from Rarotonga Island (OC-013), South Cook Islands, in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Unassisted/Mixed-mode (SSB and CW)/ 12-Hrs entry. QSL E51AND direct only (NO LoTW). ADDED NOTE: Jim, E51JD, will also be on the air occasionally but not actively participating in the contest.


GJ, JERSEY
Members of the Bristol Contest Group will be active as GJ6YB during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) from Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA L-0818) as a Multi-Op/Island-DXpedition/Mixed-Mode entry. QSL via G3SWH, direct or by the Bureau.


HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN
Kasimir, DL2SBY, will once again be active from Liechtenstein between September 13-20th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters including 30/17/12 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. His equipment will be a FT900AT with an ACOM 1010 amp (600w) into a triple-leg antenna for 20-10m, HF9V Butternut for 80-10m and an Inverted V for 30m. He will upload the log onto ClubLog. The QSL cards will be printed as soon as possible. QSL via DL2SBY, by the Bureau, direct and as well as through PayPal requests.


HK1, COLOMBIA
Tim, LW9EOC, will be active as HK1/LW9EOC between October 22-29th. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. While there, he will also be part of the HK1NA team during the CQWW DX SSB Contest as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL and LoTW.


IOTA NEWS
AS-004. Norman, 5B4AIE, will be active as 5B4AIF from Cyprus during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/ High-Power entry. QSL via EB7DX.
AS-125. Operators Tana/E27EK and Capitan/HS7UCQ will be active as HS7AT/p from Chang Island, Thailand, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via E27EK.
AS-143. By the time you read this, operators Che/BA7CK, Haichao/BD7HC and Wei/BD1TX (B7/BD1TX) will be active from Yongxing Island, as well as other various islands in the Hainan Province (Xisha Island) IOTA Group until about August 4th. Activity will be active on 15 meters SSB and the Digital modes. QSL BA7CK and BD7HC via BA4TB. QSL B7/BD1TX via BD1TX.
AS-153. (Reminder) Operators Ariff/VU3ARF and Asish/VU2GMT will be active as VU3ARF/p from Jambudwip Island (WWFF VUFF-091), an island that has never been activated in the West Bengal State IOTA Group, between July 23-31st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. They will be an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via VU3ARF, by the Bureau or direct to: Ariff Mohammad, 72/A Elliot Road, Calcutta 700016, India. For updates, watch: http://vu3arf.org
EU-008. Operators Graham/MM0GHM, Gordon/MM0GOR, Gordon/MM0BIM, Barry/ GM3YEH, John/GM0DJG, Bill/GM3ZRT and Jason/GM7VSB will once again be active as GM7A [callsign of the Kilmarnock and Loudoun ARC. (GM0ADX)] from Gigha Island (IOSA NH24, SCOTIA CS23) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). Activity will be on all HF bands. QSL via GM7AAJ, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-009. Operators Clive/GM3POI, Colin/GM0RLZ, Gordon/MM0GPZ, John/ MM0CCC and Steven/MM0DGI will be active as GM3X from the Orkney Islands during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via GM3POI.
EU-030. Operators Zdeno/OK1OM (also OK1DDR, former Y29AL) and XYL Renata/OK1GB (also OK1FYL, former Y29YL and 3V8BB) will be active as OZ/OK1DDR (MBR of DIG 2432, AGCW 1432 IPA) and OZ/OK1FYL (MBR OKDX Foundation - 005), respectively, from Bornholm Island (WWFF Hammeren [OZFF-030], WW Loc. JO75JG) between August 31st and September 12th. They will also try to reactivate the Lighthouse (WLOTA 2203). Activity will be on 80-10 meters (IOTA & WWFF frequencies) using mainly CW. QSL via their home callsigns.
EU-080. Members of the Batea Dx Group team will be active as ED1K from Ons Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/Island entry. Operators mentioned are Nacho/EA1ND, Juan/EA1NK, Pablo/EA1NL, Aki/EA1HV, Juan/EB1AIR, Pablo/EB1OU, Oscar/EA1HNZ and Jose/EA1AJP. QSL via EA1NK, direct or by the Bureau. QSL card via direct to: Juan J .Lamas, P.O.Box 531, 15780 Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Direct QSL requests via E-mail to: qsl@ea1nk.com
Sending SASE and 2 USDs/IRC for postal rates will be appreciated. Paypal available. All other QSL cards will be sent via the Bureau unless requested via direct.
EU-110. Operators Damir/9A3R, Kristijan/9A4WY and Adam/9A4QV will be active as 9A3R/p from Sv. Nikola Island (CI-118) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/IOTA-DXpedition/ 24-Hrs/Low-Power entry. QSL via 9A4WY.
EU-120. Members of the Addiscombe Amateur Radio Club will be active as G4ALE/P from Isle of Wight during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/DXpedition/Low-Power entry. Operators mentioned are Peter/G3SJX, Steve/G3UFY, Mike/G3VYI and Dave/G7RAU. QSL via G3VYI.
EU-129. Operators Gunter/DL4WA, Frank/DL1WA Joerg/DL3ARM and Thomas/ DM4TR will be active DL1WA/p from Usedom Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via DL1WA.
EU-132. Operators Ted/SP1NQN, Piotr/SP1GZF, Jarek/SP1MHZ, Hubert/SQ2PHG and Darek/SQ1OD will be active as SN1D from Wolin Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via SP1RKT.
EU-132. Adam, DJ0IF, will be active as SN0RX from Wolin Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode entry. QSL via SP8RX.
EU-140. Kari, OH5TS, will be active from Kuorsalo Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ CW-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.
EU-147. Operators Victor/R1NU and Dmitry/UA1NFA will be active as homecall/p from Bol'shoy Kimalishche (RRA RR-02-10, KIA-1-05, RDA KL-08) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via their home callsign. They will be on the island until July 28th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, and the Digital modes. Operation is good towards the Karelian Islands Award.
EU-153. Members of the Russian RK1OWZ Team will be active as RK1OWZ/p from Kumbysh Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via UA1OMZ.
EU-172. Henning, OZ1BII, will be active as 5P2I/P from Aro Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/ DXpedition entry. QSL via OZ1BII, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. He does frequently uploaded to LoTW, ClubLog and eQSL.
EU-172. Immo, DL8MF, will be active as OZ/DL8MF from Samso Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/ QRP/24-Hrs entry. QSL via DL8MF.
NA-026. Operators Mike/N2GC, Sam/KD2EZL and Leo/KD2FIX will be active as N2GC from Long Island, NY, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via LoTW or direct to N2GC.
NA-083. (Update) Operators Aaron/KK4NBR and Jeff/KS4TL will be active as K4P from Chincoteague Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). Activity will be primarily on 40/20/15 meters SSB. Before and after the contest, activity will be on PSK31, JT65/JT9, and possibly CW, on 80/40/30/20/17 meters. This is a special event station in honor of the Chincoteague's 89th Annual Pony Swim, July 21st-August 4th. QSL via KS4TL (see Web page or QRZ.com for details). Visit the K4P Web page at: http://k4p.moonfruit.com/home/4585615508
NA-160. Dan, HR2DMR, will be active as HQ3W from Cayos Cochinos during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ Low-Power entry. QSL via KD4POJ.
NA-220. Michael, DB5MH, will be active as OX/DB5MH from Sukkertoppen Island, Greenland, between July 25-30th. QSL via his home callsign, direct and by the Bureau. For more details and updates, check the following URLs:
http://db5mh.de

http://www.facebook.com/alleindurchgroenland

http://Twitter.com/@durchgroenland

OC-122. By the time you read this, Budi, YF1AR, will be active as YF1AR/5 from the rare Tambelan Island (last activated in 1990) until August 3rd. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/24-Hrs/Low-Power. Operations will be on 40-10 meters using mainly SSB, but some CW and Digital. Equipment is a Yaesu FT-450D with 100w into a vertical for 40m and a HB9CV for 20/15/10m. QSL via N2OO. An OQRS is available on ClubLog. For more details and updates, see:

http://www.yf1ar.com/2014/07/yf1ar5-oc-122-tambelan-island-tambelan.html

OC-122. Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/5 from Tambelan Island between August 2-9th. Activity will be on CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.


J49, CRETE (EU-015)
The members of the SV9 DX Team are staying in Crete and are operating from SV9FBG's station, near to Ierapetra city, as J49A in this year's RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Fixed category. QSL via SV9GPV. Operators mentioned are Dimis/SV9COL, Georgios/SV9DJO, Giannis/ SV9FBG, George/SV9GPV and Konstantinos/SV9OFS.


NP4, PUERTO RICO (NA-099)
Alfredo, WP3C, will be active as NP4DX in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/12-Hrs/Low-Power entry. His activity will also count for the WLOTA as LH-2802. QSL via W3HNK, direct preferred, but Bureau is OK.


OE2, AUSTRIA (Special Event)
Look for the special event station OE2WURZL14 [Boy Scout Club station of "Club TeleScout (CTS)] to be active between August 3-13th, from the international "Camp of the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of Salzburg (PPÖ)" operating from the Gasteiner Valley (JN67NE). QSL via the OE-Bureau. The station is also valid for the Austrian Radio Scouting Award! For more information, see the following URLs:
http://www.qrz.com/db/oe2wurzl14
 
http://www.wurzl14.at
 
http://www.telescout.org
 
 
PACIFIC TOUR (Update)
By the time you read this, Dave, G4BUO, will be active as YJ0UO from Vanuatu (OC-035) until July 27th. Look for him to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-17th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode entry. Reminder, his next stop will be to Tongatapu Island (OC-049) in the Kingdom of Tonga between July 29th and August 4th. His callsign will be A35UO. He does mention that "this is primarily a family holiday, but I will be on the air as and when time allows". Activity will be CW only using a FT-857 into a doublet or vertical for 40-10 meters. QSL via G4BUO.


PJ7, SINT MAARTEN
Ed, WA1ZAM, will once again be active as PJ7PL from the Royal Palm's for three week between September 21st and October 15th. Activity will include the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 27-28th) as a Single-Op/low-Power entry. Outside of the contest, activity will be holiday style using SSB and RTTY, possibly CW -- depending on what he brings down. QSL WA1ZAM.


PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 28th-August 3rd)

 Jul/28th AN      Jul/31st  AN      Aug/02nd  AN
 Jul/29th AN      Aug/01st  HN      Aug/03rd  LN
 Jul/30th 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
 
 
QSL INFO AND NEWS

  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (July 25th)
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
  4U20B via 9A2AA          IZ8FFA/IT9 via IZ8FFA      OZ/PD7YY via PD7YY
  5H9AC via IN3ECI (d)     JW/RD1AL via RD1AL         PA14NAWAKA/J via PA5UL
  6V1W via DO3MY           JY4CI via K2AX             PE30K via PE2K
  AM01AJV via EA1AJV       LA/DL1CW via DL1CW         RL70BO/P via RA3Y
  BD9XE via BD4HF          LI2IZ via LA2IZ            SM/DG5CST via DG5CST
  CO2DC via EA5KB          LI8OM via LA8OM            SN777BL via SP4EOO
  CR2V via HB9CRV          MC0SHL via M0URX           SV2/SV1NJW via SV1NJW
  CT7/M0GAV via M0GAV      MJ/OK1DBS via OK1DBS       SV8/OK1FFU via OM2FY
  CT8/DL8MLD via DL8MLD    MJ/OK1FIK via OK1FIK       TK/F1UJS via F1UJS
  CU8FN via HB9CRV         MJ/OK1NP via OK1NP         TK/OO4O via ON4APU
  DM200TSV via DL4WK (B)   MJ/OK1XC via OK1XC         TM0MN via F-Bureau
  EV5SL/P via EV1P         MJ0IKL via OK1DOL          VP5/I8NHJ via N5NHJ
  EX2F via RW6HS (d)       MJ0ILB via OK1BIL          ZF1DX via W8BLA
  GD3TTC/P via G3TTC       OG2F via OH2NC
  GJ3RCV via G4DFI         OG90AA via OG90AA
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only
 
 
QSL ROUTES FOR VP9HQ AND OH1VR/VP9. QSL VP9HQ (July 12-13th, 2014), ONLY direct via OH1VR. Also, OH1VR/VP9 cards [since August 2007] are ONLY direct to OH1VR: Seppo Sisatto, Ojakatu 3 A 18, 33100 Tampere, FINLAND.

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2ML, 3E100PC, 4S7RM, 5V7SI, 5W0ML, 7Z1TT, C82DX, CF3NAVY, CN8KD, D2QV, DL1VDL, DL9MBI, DS4AOW, GA14CG, HO3AK, HP3AK, J6/W5EXJ, JA7CSS, JT1CD, M0PNN, OD5ZZ, OP4K, PJ2/AB8YK, S51DX, T6T, TJ3SN, TM70UTAH, V21ZG, V5/DJ9RR, VK9CS, W100AW, XE1KK, XV4Y and YL2014X

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4X266POPE, A65BP, BY5HB, E20PFE, EA6UN, FT5ZM, FY/F5UOW, HS0ZCW, MX0INT, S01WS, TM1INT, TTA2ES, UK/R1ZY, V21ZG, XV2E, XZ1Z, YB8RW/P, YC6UAX and YV5ANF/P

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3D2RX, 3DA0GF, 5V7TH, 5W0M, 5W1SA, 6O0CW, 7P8D, 7U1MA, 8J1RL, 8P8T, 9L0W, 9M0L, 9M2TO, A31KJ, A25JR, A25NW, A65CA, AH0/N0AT, BD6JJX, BM0LF, BU2AW, C9ANW, C91NW, CE0Y/SP9EV, DJ75FOC, DM45SCHUMI, E4X, EL2A, FG/K9NW, FJ/DK7LX, FM/K9NW, GJ3TXF, GX2BQY, H44G, H40T, HG66MALEV, HH4/K4QD, HK3W, HT2N, J37K, J75PX, JG8NQJ/JD1, KG4RX, KH6BB, KH7CW, KL2ZZ, KL7ILA, KL7QK, KL7RRC/P, KP2/K3TEJ, KP2/KH0WJ, KP2/W1EQ, K5JP/KP2, KP4RV, KP4/N7CW, NH2T, NU1AW/3, OJ0V, OX/DL3GCS, P29VCX, P40Z, PB200KING, PJ2/K2PLF, PJ7/K2GSJ, PW0F, PY2KC, SV9/DF8DX, SW8YY, T2YY, T46RRC, T6TL, T88AQ, T88MR, TO0/F8BBL, TO5PX, TO7ZG, TX5RV, TX6G, V26BZR, V44KBP, V47KP, V48M, VE3XN, VK9CGC, VP9I, VQ9LW, VX3OI, W1AW/4, W3FOX, WS7X, W9FOC, XF2E, XV9NPS, YB0AZ, ZD8O, ZD8X, ZF2AH and ZF2LC


S7, SEYCHELLES (Correction)
Kasimir, DL2SBY, will be active as S79KB from two islands in the Seychelles between October 4-18th. He is scheduled to activate Mahe (October 4-9th) and Praslin (October 9-18th). Both islands are IOTA AF-024. Activity will be on 20-10 meters including 17/12 meters and possibly 30 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. His equipment will be a FT900AT with an ACOM 1010 amp (400w [allowed], not 600w as reported last week) into a triple-leg antenna for 20-10m. He will upload the log onto ClubLog. The QSL cards will be printed as soon as possible. QSL via DL2SBY, by the Bureau, direct and as well as through PayPal requests.


VK9 DX-VACATION (Reminder)
A JA team is planning to be active from Christmas Island (VK9X) and Cocos-Keeling Island (VK9C) sometime between late July and early August. Operators mentioned are Mars/JA3FVJ, Ichiro/ JA3QWN, Ikuo/JA3TJA, Masa/JF3PLF and Taka/JH3FUK. Their tentative schedule is as followings:
VK9EC (Cocos Keeling) - between July 29th and August 2nd; IOTA OC-002
VK9EX (Christmas Island) - between August 2-8th; IOTA OC-003
Activity will be holiday style on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, FM, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via JF3PLF, direct or by the Bureau (within one year of operation!). Uploads to LoTW or ClubLog will be available after their operation (Highly recommended). A Web page is available, but is still under construction at:

http://vk9.nobody.jp/index.html
 
 
VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Kevin, K6TOP, will once again be active as VP2V/K6TOP from Tortola, British Virgin Islands (NA-023), between July 26th and August 1st. Activity will be limited (family vacation) using an ICOM 706 MKII with 100 watts into a 40m vertical, 20/15/10 multiband dipole. Operations will be CW almost exclusively. Operating hours are typically 0100-0300z and 1000-1200z due to family commitments. QSLs via LoTW preferred, log will be uploaded upon return. Kevin states, "When the pileups get difficult, I listen to the edges, so please spread your calls out."


VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Max, N5NHJ/I8NHJ, is now active as VP5/I8NHJ from the Turks and Caicos Islands until July 26th. He informs OPDX, "I'll be active randomly, between a swim and a dive, using a vertical stuck into the sand directly on the beach. Primary mode will be CW, but I'll use RTTY, PSK31 and SSB as well from 6 to 20 meters. Radio is a IC-7100 and power is 400W (tnx W1NA). LoTW QSOs will be uploaded as soon as I get back in Dallas. QSL direct is ok, if anybody needs, via N5NHJ."


VQ9, CHAGOS ISLANDS (Update)
Two weeks ago we mentioned that Bob, N7XR, was planning to be active as VQ9XR from Diego Garcia (AF-006) in 2014. It was announced that his planned operations will start on or about August 25th for 3 weeks followed up by a 1 week trip in October or November. Activity will be focused on CW and RTTY (some SSB) during these trips. Operations will be on 160-10 meters using an IC7600 with an amp into a SteppIR-BigIR, Spiderbeam and dipoles for 80/160m. No 6 meters this trip (no antenna). QSL via NN1N, direct only (No Bureau or LoTW). Look for possible updates on:

http://www.wake-diego2014.org
 
 
YJ, VANUATU
Geoff, ZL3GA, will be active as YJ0GA from from Efate Island (OC-035) between July 25-27th. He is there on a RECCE for his October 3-15th YJ0X operation with Phil/ZL3PAH (Team leader), Paul/ZL4PW and Gordon/G3USR. While there, he plans to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) using 100 watts into a vertical antenna for 40-10m and as a Single-Op/All-Band/ Mixed-Mode entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW (preferred).


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        The following stations are expected to be active in the
                   RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th, 2014)
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       Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2014 RSGB IOTA Contest. For
a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
              http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iota2014.html  (By Callsign)
              http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotad2014.html (By DXCC Entity)
              http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotai2014.html (By IOTA)
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  Contest        DXCC         IOTA     Island  QSL Route-(B)Bureau/(C)ClubLog/
 Callsign       Entity                             (e)eQSL/(L)LoTW/(d)direct
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5B4AIF          Cyprus        AS-004   Cyprus      EB7DX
5H1NE           Tanzania      AF-032   Zanzibar    IK2DUW
5P2I/p          Denmark       EU-172   Aro         OZ1BII
9A/HA9MDN       Croatia       EU-170   Vir         HA9MDN (B)
9A/OM2FY        Croatia       EU-136   Krk         OM2FY
9A/OM3RM        Croatia       EU-016   Vis         OM3RM
9A/PA0SON       Croatia       EU-170   Pasman      PA0SON (B)
9A1RAB          Croatia       EU-136   Rab         9A2EU
9A3R/p          Croatia       EU-110   Sv Nikola   9A4WY
9A4J/p          Croatia       EU-016   Lokrum      9A4J
9A8DV           Croatia       EU-016   Drvenik Veli IK6VXO
BA4TB           China         AS-150   Lingshan    BA4TB
BV0L            Taiwan        AS-155   Liuqiu      BV0L
BY4IB           China         AS-146   Liugong     See QRZ.com
C4I             Cyprus        AS-004   Cyprus      M0OXO
CK2I            Canada        NA-128   Isle aux Grues LoTW; QSL via VE2CQ
CR2V            Azores        EU-089   Flores      HB9CRV
CR5CW           Portugal      EU-145   Culatra     LoTW
DG5LAC/p        Germany       EU-128   Fehmarn     DG5LAC (B)
DL/ON6QR        Germany       EU-047   Langeoog    ON6QR
DL1WA/p         Germany       EU-129   Usedom      DL1WA
DL5KUD          Germany       EU-057   Ruegen      DL5KUD
DL5XAT/p        Germany       EU-128   Fehmarn     DL5XAT
DL0KWH/p        Germany       EU-129   Usedom      DL0KWH (B)
DR0F            Germany       EU-127   Neuwerk     (B)
E51AND     South Cook Islands OC-013   Rarotonga   E51AND(d)
EA8URT          Canary Island AF-004   Tenerife    EA8URT
ED1K            Spain         EU-080   Ons         EA1NK
ED1W            Spain         EU-080   Salvora     EC1CSV
EI7M            Ireland       EU-115   Ireland     EI6HB
EJ1C            Ireland       EU-121   Clear       EI2KA
EJ1Y            Ireland       EU-007   Great Blasket EI5JQ
EJ3Z            Ireland       EU-121   Bofin       EI6GGB
EJ5KF           Ireland       EU-121   Bere        EI5KF
ES0U            Estonia       EU-034   Muhu        ES0U (B)
G4ALE/p         England       EU-120   Isle of Wight G3VYI
G5XV            England       EU-120   Isle of Wight G5XV (B)
GA1J            Scotland      EU-092   Tanera Mor  MM0BQI (B/d)
GJ2A            Jersey        EU-013   Jersey      LoTW
GJ6YB           Jersey        EU-013   Jersey      G3SWH
GM3X            Scotland      EU-009   Main
GM4AGG/p        Scotland      EU-008   Iona        GM4AGG (B/d)
GM4NFI/p        Scotland      EU-008   Fladda      GM4NFI (B/d)
GM5O            Scotland      EU-009   Orkney Main M5KJM (B/d)
GM7A            Scotland      EU-008   Gigha       GM7AAJ
GM0FGI          Scotland      EU-123   Bute    LoTW; QSL via GM0FGI (B/d/OQRS)
GW6W            Wales         EU-124   Holy        LoTW; QSL via GW0LIS
GW7O            Wales         EU-124   Holy        GW3SQX
GW8K            Wales         EU-124   Flatholm    MW0DHF
HL5YI/p         South Korea   AS-081   Kadok       LoTW; QSL via HL5YI (B/d)
HQ3W            Honduras      NA-160   Cayos Cochinos KD4POJ
HS7AT/p         Thailand      AS-125   Chang       E27EK
IA5/IV3LZQ      Italy         EU-028   Giglio      IV3LZQ (d)
IB0R            Italy         EU-045   Ventotene   IK8HCG (d)
IC8FBU          Italy         EU-031   Capri       IC8FBU
IG9Y            Italy         AF-019   Lampedusa   ON4LG
IH9YMC          Italy         AF-018   Pantelleria eQSL
IM0/I0PNM       Italy         EU-165   San Pietro  I0PNM (d)
IQ7AF/p         Italy         EU-091   Capezzone   IQ7AF (B/d)
IQ7IA           Italy         EU-091   Pedagne
IS0SSY          Sardinia      EU-024   Sardinia    IS0SSY
IT9RZU          Italy         EU-025   Sicily      LoTWU; QSL via IT9RZU
IV3/DF8DX       Italy         EU-130   Grado       DF8DX (B/d)
J49A            Crete         EU-015   Crete       SV9GPV
JA8COE/8        Japan         AS-147   Yagishiri   JA8COE
JI3DST/1        Japan         AS-008   Shikine jima JI3DST
K1VSJ           USA           NA-046   Martha's Vineyard K1VSJ (B/d)
K2RMM/4         USA           NA-069   Sanibel     DL2RMM
K4P             USA           NA-083   Chincoteague KS4TL
K5KUA/5         USA           NA-143   Galveston   K5KUA (B/d)
KL7RRC          Alaska        NA-039   Adak        N7RO
LA/DL1CW/m      Norway        EU-036   Hitra       DL1CW
LA5GOA          Norway        EU-055   Urter       LA5GOA
LI2MOA          Norway        EU-141   Vardo       LA2MOA
MJ8C            Jersey        EU-099   Les Minquiers G4DFI
MJ0ICD          Jersey        EU-013   Jersey      OK1BIL
MM0GOR/p        Scotland      EU-008   Islay       MM0GOR (B)
MU0HTJ          Guernsey      EU-114   Guernsey    2E0SQL (B/d)
N2GC            USA           NA-026   Long        N2GC
N5T             USA           NA-092   Mustang     N5T
NP4DX           Puerto Rico   NA-099   Puerto Rico W3HNK
OG5A            Finland       EU-140   Nuokot      OH5AD (B)
OH5TS           Finland       EU-140   Kuorsalo    LoTW
OZ/DL8MF        Denmark       EU-172   Samso       DL8MF
OZ0FR/p         Denmark       EU-029   Eno         DL2VFR (B)
PA6TX           Netherlands   EU-038   Texel       PD0LVS
PF14A           Netherlands   EU-146   Schouwen Duiveland ON4ON
PQ5M            Brazil        SA-027   Sao Francisco PP5BZ
PX8I            Brazil        SA-060   Itarana     PY8WW (d)
PY5ARP          Brazil        SA-047   Mel         PY5ARP (B/d)
R1NU/p        Russia (Europe) EU-147   Bolshoi Kimalishce R1NU
RI1N          Russia (Europe) EU-162   Glov        RT2D
RK1OWZ/p      Russia (Europe) EU-153   Kumbysh     UA1OMZ
RN1CW/p       Russia (Europe) EU-133   Kotlin      RN1CW (B/d)
RZ0CWH          Russia (Asia) AS-066   Putiatina   RA0CHI
SK0HS/0         Sweden        EU-084   Blido       SM0MPV (B)
SM7/M1KTA/p     Sweden        EU-037   Garpen      LoTW; QSL via M1KTA (B/d)
SN1D            Poland        EU-132   Wolin       SP1RKT
SN0RX           Poland        EU-132   Wolin       SP8RX
SV8/OK1FFU      Greece        EU-174   Thassos     OM2FY
SV8/OM6NM       Greece        EU-067   Santorini   OM2FY
SX3AM           Greece        EU-158   Agia Mariani SV1COX
TF/G3TXF        Iceland       EU-168   Grímsey     (C)
TM1BIG          France        EU-107   Petite      F4FET
TK/OO4O         Corsica       EU-014   Corsica     LoTW; QSL via ON4APU (B)
V47JA        St Kitts & Nevis NA-104   St. Kitts   LoTW
VC1S            Canada        NA-126   Bon Portage VA1YL
VU3ARF/p        India         AS-153   Jambudwip   VU3ARF (B/d)
VY2TT           Canada        NA-029   Prince Edward K6LA
W1Z             USA           NA-136   Ram         W1ASB
W4O             USA           NA-067   Ocrakoke    N4YDU (d)
WB8YJF/4        USA           NA-067   Ocrakoke    WB8YJF (d)
WS1SM           USA           NA-137   Seguin      W1WMG (d)
YF1AR/5         Indonesia     OC-122   Tambelan    N2OO
YJ0GA           Vanuatu       OC-035   Vanuatu     LoTW; QSL via ZL3GA (B/d)
YJ0UO           Vanuatu       OC-035   Vanuatu     G4BUO
ZV1M            Brazil        SA-029   Jurubaiba   PY1MT (B/d)
ZY8D            Brazil        SA-072   Caju        PS8PY

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