OPDX Bulletin 1175 August 11, 2014

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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, W2GB, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4FC, W5AJ, N7QT, K8GI, K8YSE, KG8CO, W8GEX & 60m News, AT International, CX3AL, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DL2VFR, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, EA5IDQ, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3OZF, Heather Parsons (RSGB Comm. Officer), I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PD3EM, Pete & the ISWL Newsdesk, PS7DX, 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, 3rd-August, through Sunday, 10th-August there were 221 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, 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, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, 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, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9N, VK9X, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, 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".


2014/2015 N7QT DXPEDITIONS (Update/Change)
Rob, N7QT, who was active as HK0/N7QT this past April, has updated his upcoming activities from the following locations. He informs OPDX:
September 18th-October 2nd -- Christmas Island; callsign VK9AN; operators are Rob/N7QT and YL Melanie/AB1UH; suitcase expedition; activity on 80-10m using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK.
October 3-13th -- Raivavae Island (OC-114) in the Austral Islands; callsign TX5Z (not TX5D as announced earlier); operators are Rob/N7QT and YL Melanie/AB1UH; holiday style/suitcase DXpedition; activity on 80-10m using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. Primary focus will be on 80m/40m.
November 2014 -- (Canceled) Manihiki Island, North Cooks (E51)
January 2015 -- Montserrat (VP2M, callsign pending); suitcase expedition; 80-10m using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK.
QSL via LoTW, or via N7QT (by the Bureau or direct [U.S. stations with SASE; outside the U.S. with a SAE and one IRC or 2 USDs].


3D2/R, ROTUMA (Postpone)
Antoine, 3D2AG, who was expected to be active as 3D2AG/p from Rotuma (OC-060) between July 25th and August 8th, had to reschedule his operation because of bad WX in Rotuma and unavail- ability of flights. He will try again around September 12-26th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB.


5E, MOROCCO
In an ARRAM (Association Royale des Radio Amateur du Maroc) DXpedition, operators Francisco/EA7FTR, Gen/EA5HPX, David/EB7DX and some of their CN friends will be active as 5E7R from ARRAM HQ club station in Rabat between August 21-24th. They will try to be on all bands and modes as possible. QSL via EB7DX.


5R, MADAGASCAR
Jack, AI4SV, will be moving to Madagascar with his job in late August, and will be resident there for about 3 years. He has obtained the callsign 5R8SV and will be active from Antananarivo. He expects to be operating mainly on CW on the HF bands, but likes to experiment with others modes. QSL via G3SWH, via the OQRS (preferred), direct or via the RSGB Bureau. There is a Web page that will have a log search at:

http://www.g3swh.org.uk/5r8sv.html
 
Logs will be uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog.


9H, MALTA
Jose EA5IDQ, will be active as 9H3JA from Zurrieq between September 18-25th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or possibly the OQRS on ClubLog.


A5, BHUTAN (Update)
Ryo, JH7EQW, will once again be active as A52EQW from Dochula Resort during September. He posted the following schedule and frequencies on QRZ.com:
September 5th (Friday) - 1300-1700 (UTC) on 21250-21260, 18150-18160 and 24500 kHz (SSB)
September 6th (Saturday)- 0100-1700 (UTC) -- same as above.
September 7th (Sunday) - 0100-0400 (UTC) -- same as above.
He mentioned earlier that he will be there with his friends who are probably Junichi/JH3AEF (A52AEF) and Jusei/JA3IVU (A52IVU). QSL A52EQW via JH7EQW, by the JARL Bureau or direct. ADDED UPDATE: Jusei, JA3IVU, is expected to be active as A52IVU from Dochula Resort between September 4-11th. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via JA3IVU, by the JARL Bureau or direct.


A5, BHUTAN
Kunio, JH3LSS, will be active as A52LSS from different areas in Bhutan between September 4-10th. His tentative schedule is as follows:
September 4-8th - Dochula Resort (Alt, 3150m) September 8-10th - Paro
Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW.


ASIAN TOUR
Toshi, JA8BMK, has announced that he will return and activate the following DXCC entities on a 160m and 80m DXpedition. Days are not finalized:
October - Nepal and callsign 9N7BM. He states that he will set up a vertical instead of a inverted V, with RX antennas.
November - Laos and callsign XW8BM. Activity will be from a new QTH, with lower noise and a wider area for RX antennas.
November and December - Vietnam and callsign XV7BM. He will have improved RX antennas.

CE/XR7, CHILE (ILLW Ops)
Look for the following Chilean Lighthouses to be on the air for the upcoming International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (August 15-17th):
CHI-012 - Callsign CE2EP; August 16-17th; Faro Punta Con-Con LH; operators Érico/CE2EP and Andres/CE2FTF; 40/20/17/15/12/10 meters. For QSL info, see QRZ.com. CHI-115 - Callsign XQ7FTC; August 16-17th; Faro Punta Tres Cruces LH; operators - Mauricio/CE7FKG, Bruno/CE7PGO, Jorge/CE7HHM, Rolf/CE7HER, Marcelo/CE7TCC, and Luis/CE7PTH; IOTA SA-018; 40/20/17/15/12/10/2 meters. QSL direct to CE7PGO. By the Bureau CE3AA.
CHI-014 - Callsigns CE3VTK/2 and CE3FZL/2; August 16-17th; Faro Punta Curaumilla LH; operators Pablo/CE3VTK (Team Leader) and Héctor/CE3FZL; 40/20/17/15/12/10 meters. Listen for QSL instructions.


CW1, URUGUAY
Members of the "RADIO CLUB URUGUAYO" will be active as CW1R (ILLW Special Event Callsign) from Punta del Este Lighthouse (ARLHS URU-008, ILLW UY-0005, 34° 58’ 08” S – 54° 57’ 05” W and Grid Locator GF25ma) during the upcoming International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (August 15-17th). Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes, with at least two stations on the air. QSL this activity by the Bureau or direct to: Radio Club Uruguayo, P.O.Box 37, 11000, Montevideo, URUGUAY, SOUTH AMERICA (w/SAE and 1 new IRC [preferred] or 2 green stamps).


DXMB [DXNL] NEWS (New DX Newsletter Editor & farewell to DK8JB)
Ric, DL2VFR, Chairman DX & HF-Contesting of DARC e.V., reports that the DX Newsletter (German DXMB = DX-Mitteilungsblatt) is the official DX-Bulletin of the DARC. Starting with issue DX-MB 1896 – (6.8.2014), Johannes Amchiewicz, DK8JB, will retire as editor of the DXNL. He took over as editor three years ago and has been supported by Klaus, DL7UXG, who took care of the IOTA-part. It is now reported that Klaus Poels, DL7UXG, will be the new editor of the weekly published DARC-DX-information. He receives support by Friedrich zur Hellen, DL4BBH, who will now be responsible for IOTA, WWFF and other special areas of interest. Many thanks go out to Johannes, DK8JB, and all the best goes out for the new editor Klaus, DL7UXG! ADDED NOTE: Celebrating the 60th anniversary/birthday of the DARC DX Newsletter, the DARC DX & HF Contesting Committee is issuing a special award, as well as activating the special event callsign DJ60DXMB until the end of the year. More details and info can be found at:

http://www.qrz.com/db/DJ60DXMB
 
 
GJ8, JERSEY
Operators Rich/M5RIC and Jack/G8DX will be active as GJ8DX from Jersey between October 29th and November 4th. Activity will be on all bands using CW/SSB/RTTY with a focus on 30/17/12m bands. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog OQRS or G8DX direct. Cards sent to the bureau will not be answered - please use OQRS.


IOTA NEWS
EU-096. Members of the Northern Viking DXers, (Markus/OH1MN and Janne/ OH1SDR will be active as OH10TA from Lovo Island, August 16-17th. Activity will be mainly focused on 6 and 2 meters (WW Loc. KO19fx), but they will have HF equipment with them to use if conditions on the 2 main bands are not productive. Modes will be CW and SSB. QSL via OH1MN, by the Bureau or direct. For more details and updates, see:

http://www.sral.fi/oh1mn/oh10ta
 
EU-119. Operators Vasily/R6AL, Vasily/R7AA, Vasily/R7AL and Anatoly/R7CQ will be active as RI1O and R7AL/1 from Morzhovets Island (RRA RR-02-08, RDA AR-21,WLOTA L-1070, ARLHS ERU-051, RLHA RLE-031) between August 15-17th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL RI1O via R7AA and R7AL/1 via direct or by the Bureau.
NA-156. Correction! Mike, VE2XB, who was active as VY0BRR from Cape Dorset on Nottingham Island last weekend, was on IOTA NA-156 not NA-007. He was mistaken by giving out NA-007 at first, but he has now corrected his mistake on QRZ.com. NA-156 is much rarer than NA-007. QSL via his home callsign (w/SASE 2 IRCs or 2 USDs). For more details and updates, see:

http://www.vy0brr.jimdo.com
 
ADDED NOTE: This past weekend, Mike was on Coats Island (NA-007) between August 8-10th. QSL via VE2XB.


KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Operators Kit/JA1NVF (AH0J), Ed/KH2L, Jun/WH0V, Zorro/JH1AJT (KH0WF), Seiji/JH6RTO (AH0R), Yutaka/JF1LZQ (WS2Y), Miho/ JJ2VLY (WS2M), JH1BXY, Hiromi/JA4DND and Ruu/JA7MSQ will be active as W1AW/KH0 from Tinian Island (OC-086) as part of the ARRL Centennial celebrations between October 8-21st. Activity should be 160-10 meters. QSL via W1AW or LoTW.


KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA (Special Event)
Operators Cliff/KD6XH, John/N7CQQ, Mike/N9NS, Paul/W8AEF and possibly others will be active as W1AW/KH8 from American Samoa and as part of the ARRL Centennial celebrations between November 5-18th. Activity should be 160-10 meters. QSL via W1AW or LoTW.
ADDED NOTE: The Daily DX reports that the group may operate during their spare time or outside the W1AW dates as KH8Q or homecalls/KH8.


P3, CYPRUS
Mark, M0DXR, will be active as P3F from Cyprus during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via the M0URX.


PA44, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event)
Fred, PA0FAW (ISWL PA-11092), will activate special event station PA44AH between September 1-28th. Activity is to remember the Battle of Arnhem. As usual, Fred will operate mainly on CW and the Digital modes, possibly some SSB if he can find a good QTH to operate from. QSL via PA0FAW. SWL reports are very welcome.


PACIFIC TOUR (Corrected Info)
Operators Stan/AC8W, Brian/KG8CO, Ted/K8AQM and Lee/N8LJ will activate two DXCC entities in the Pacific starting late this month. Their tentative schedule is as follows:
August 16-24th - From Tonga; callsigns announced are A35AC, A35CO, A35TR and A35LT, respectively, from the Island of Tongatapu (OC-049).
August 26th-September 2nd - From Fiji; callsigns announced are 3D2AC, 3D2CO, 3D2TR and 3D2LJ, respectively, from the Island of Tavenuni (OC-016).
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, using three K2s and one TS-590 along with two KPA-500s and one ALS-500 into verticals on the beach at both locations. QSL A35AC, A35CO, A35LT, 3D2AC, 3D2CO and 3D2LJ via K8ESQ. QSL A35TR and 3D2TR via K8AQM.


PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 11th)

 Aug/11th AN      Aug/14th  AN      Aug/15th  AN
 Aug/12th AN      Aug/15th  AN      Aug/16th  AN
 Aug/13th 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 (August 10th)
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3Z0YL via SP9SX         EX2V via RW6HS          OT4A via ON4AEK (L/e)
  A43MI via A47RS         FY/PA3FHD via PA3FHD    SV1/IK0GDG/P via IK0GDG
  AM05DNO via EA5DNO      HB40VC via HB9DKZ       TA1/JJ2NYT via JJ2NYT
  CP1XRM via EA5RM        HB9SOTA/P via (HB9-B)   TA2/DL2JRM via DL2JRM
  CP4MG via CP4MG         HG25PANEU via HA1DEL    TA2/DL5LYM via DL5LYM
  CR5AVG via CS5NRA (B)   HI3/OE3GEA via OE3GEA   TA2/DL6JF via DM5JBN
  CT7/CU3AA/P via CU3AA   ID9/IT9LKX via IT9LKX   TK50O via F5RXL
  CX1FU via CX2ABC        K1CG via KE7A           TM60GW via F5PCX (B)
  D2QV via R3WA           K2GE via WA2NXK         TM62PGM via F0DSH
  DQ0HARZ via DF7AA       K9GY/VP9 via K9GY       TM68VA via F6KDL
  EA5/F6DOX via F6DOX     LX/DD5ZZ via DD5ZZ      TM70MON via F5KCC (B)
  EG1SMA via EA1RKA (B/d) OA6Q via OE3NHW         UE71WZ via R2EA
  EG7MRA via EA7NL        OE/OL1P via OK1ZHS      YD9CHD via YB9BN
  EM360AL via UR3AHF      OH5/DG2SBL via DG2SBL   YL/OK1MU via OK1MU
  EW6GF via DL8KAC        OP14HC via ON7PP        ZV7M via PS7GL
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only
 
 
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 9A3ZI, A45WH, AL9A, DG1ATN, DL4CF, EJ1Y, F8CIL, FG4NO, G0VJG, G8NEO, GJ6YB, HL5FAM, HZ1SK, IT9BLB, IT9XTP, IU9S, K4GG/VO1, KP4ED, M3UQS, OK2ZDL, PA6HQ, PP1CZ, RT0F, RU9CZ, S58J, SA0AQT, SQ2RBR, SV9/SV1AVD, SX0HQ, UX3UN, VP2ERM, WH7W, YF1AR/5, YL9T, YV5JBI, YV6CR, ZL6HQ and ZM90DX

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: C37ITU, ET3AA, FG4NO, FT5ZM, HS3XVP, JT1AA/3, OA1F, SM/DJ8MS, UK8IZ, YW80RCV and XZ1Z

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4L6QC, 4S7UJG, 5T5JA, 7J1YAJ, 7T9A, 7T50ARA, 7W50I, 8J1ITU, 8J1Y, 8N4HQ, 8P8T, 9M2TO, A25JR, A25NW, AH0J, AH0/N0AI, C91NW, CW1R, CW3R, CX1AA, CX1FK, CX1FU, CX2AQ, CX2ABC, CX2ACB, CX2CQ, CX2DK, CX3AL, CX3DAM, CX4AAJ, CX4ABO, CX4ACH, CX4BW, CX4DX, CX4SS, CX5ABM, CX5CI, CX5IC, CX5TR, CX5UR, CX7AF, CX7BBB, CX7BBR, CX8AF, DX1J, FG/K9NW, FM/K9NW, HH4/K4QD, HK3W, HT2N, J37K, J75PX, KH2/N2NL, KH6BB, KH7CW, KH0M, KP2/K3TEJ, K5JP/KP2, LZ40YE, LZ867MWB, LZ1246SIT, NH0Z, P40Z, PY6RT, SV0XCC/9, T88MR, TA1/JH0CHJ, TA3/LZ1NK, TC3A, V26BZR, VK9CGG, VP2MRV, VP9I, YB0AZ, YM3A, YP2W, ZF2AH, ZF2LC and ZL7A


SPECIAL EVENT
To celebrate the world's first global contact between Frank Bell, Z4AA, (A sheep farmer in Shag Valley, NZ) and Cecil Goyder, G2SZ, (an 18 year old student at Mill Hill School in London), on October 18th, 1924, look for radio amateurs in the UK and New Zealand to activate a number of special event stations. Some of the stations mentioned are:
GB2NZ - Between September 20th and October 18th; from a number of UK locations and all bands between 160-10m. See QRZ.com.
2SZ - (*) Between October 11-18th; from Mill Hill School. The UK spectrum regulator Ofom has agreed to issue this special callsign for the anniversary week, and the radio waves can be expected to be buzzing with stations seeking to contact this rare callsign.
ZL4AA - Between October 11-18th; from Shag Valley in South Island, New Zealand; at Mill Hill School and Shag Valley, amateurs will recreate the first Goyder/Bell contact, hopefully on a wave- length close to that used in 1924.
ZM90DX - Radio amateurs in New Zealand will continue to operate on all bands.
* Members of the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB), which is the national society for amateur radio in the UK, will be providing the station at Mill Hill School and much of the supporting documentation. The School will be using the facility provided by the RSGB as an interactive learning tool for the pupils.


SPECIAL EVENT
On August 31st it will be 40 years that the Dutch offshore radio stations stopped their transmissions due to changes in legislation. Many fans still mourn the loss of their beloved stations in 1974.


Arie, PD0ARI, from Giessenburg, The Netherlands, will be operating the Special Event Station PD538RNI from August 28th until September 19th. He will be active on 10m, 20m and 40 meters. All operations will be on Phone. The "538" in the callsign stands for the last frequency the offshore radio station Veronica used, and RNI stands for Radio Northsea International, the name of the other station that had to stop 40 years ago. QSL via PD0ARI, direct (w/SAE & 2 USDs) or by the Bureau.

Radio Northsea International with their psychedelically painted ship the MEBO 2 seized to exist altogether after their offshore days ended. In 1975 Radio Veronica (that targeted more on music with Dutch origins) became a station in the Public Radio and TV system of the Netherlands, and went commercial as soon as it was possible (1995). Today the name Veronica is still affiliated with a commercial TV channel and Radio Veronica is also still operating.

Arie explains his radio addiction: "My love for radio has started in the early 70's while listening to Radio Veronica and Radio Northsea Inter- national. Both stations transmitted from radio ships on the North Sea and had millions of listeners. Radio Veronica transmitted on medium wave. Radio Northsea International transmitted on medium wave, short wave and FM. Every day good programs, fantastic DJ's, nice jingles and radio tunes! The DJ's became sort of family; a part of your life! Radio Northsea Inter- national on Shortwave triggered me to listen to SW (DX) radio stations and a new hobby was born.... and it was a training for good radio ears too!"

In 1974 the Dutch government passed its anti-pirate legislation and announced that the law was to come into effect on September 1st, 1974. Both stations closed down in the evening of August the 31st 1974.
Arie continues: "August the 31st 1974: The day the music died! After being a Shortwave Listener for a long time, I got my radio license and started as a HAM operator. Every day I'm active on the bands: no day without radio! All in all: My love for radio started by listening to Radio Veronica and Radio Northsea International!"

To see a picture of the QSL card and ships, see QRZ.com.


SZ5, DODECANESE (IOTA & ILLW Op)
Members of the Radio Amateur Association of Dodecanese (http://www.sz5rds.gr) will be active as SZ5RDS/p from Stroggili Islet (EU-001), 5nm southeast of Kastellorizo (Megisti) Island, during this year's ILLW (International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend) between August 16-17th. Operators mentioned are Bill/SV5AZP, Christos/ SV5DDT, Efstathios/SV5DKL and SV5KKA. They plan to have 2 fully equipped stations running 100w, using CW/SSB/RTTY on 80-2 meters. Antennas are a 3 element mini beam for 10/15/20m, a ?/4 vertical for 40m, a Fritzel FD-4 Windom for 80-10m, a 5 element 6m yagi and a 9 element 2m yagi. QSL via SV5AZP. Logs will be uploaded to eQSL.cc and Clublog, right after the end of the DXpedition. For more details and updates, see:

http://sv5fri.blogspot.gr/2014/08/sz5rdsp-activation-of-stroggili-islet.html
 
 
T8, PALAU
akashi "Taka", JH1UVV, will be active as T88UN from the "West Plaza By The Sea Hotel Rental Shack" on Koror Island (OC-009) between August 28-31st. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign. No eQSL or LoTW.


VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND
By the time you read this, Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will be active as JA0JHQ/VK9 from Lord Howe Island (OC-004) until August 12th. Activity will be holiday style, mainly on 17 and 15 meters, possibly some 12 and 10 meters, operating SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. For updates, watch:

http://pandasan.jimdo.com
 
 
VP2, MONTSERRAT
Just a reminder that Giovanni, IZ2DPX, and possibly one or two more operators will be active as VP2MPX from Gingerbread Hill, Montserrat (NA-103) between August 10-24th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB. QSL via IK2DUW, direct or by the Bureau. QSLs will also be available via ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates, watch the following Web pages:

http://iz2dpx.jimdo.com/dx-pedition/vp2mpx/
 
http://www.qrz.com/db/vp2mpx
 
 
XV2, VIETNAM
Andy, UA3AA (ex-9N7AA, 4K0ADS, R3A), is now active as XV2G from Vietnam until November 23rd. Activity has been mainly 40/20/15/10 meters CW. He states that he is using IC-706 with LDG IT-100 auto-tuner and city-windom 40100 antenna. Andy does not participate in LoTW or eQSL. QSL only direct, no Bureau cards and no IRCs. U.S. stations - SASE + 1 USD, all others - SAE + 2 USDs.


ZL7, CHATHAM ISLAND (Update)
A Japanese team of operators calling their operation "BBQ DXpedition for the Chathams" will be active as ZL7X from Awarakaw Farmstay in Waitangi, Chatham Island, between September 11-16th. Operators mentioned are Kaz/JH1HRJ/ZL3JP, Tack/9M2/JE1SCJ, Tatsu/JH1TXG and Kazu/JA0VSH. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, PSK31, JT65 and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826, 3524, 7024, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24904 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 3790, 7124/7174 (NA), 14224, 18144, 21240, 24964 and 28424 kHz
RTTY - 3528, 7033, 10143, 14088, 18103, 21088, 24922 and 28088 kHz
PSK31 - 3525, 7028, 10141, 140072, 18102, 21072, 24922 and 28122 kHz
JT65 - 7076, 10139, 14076, 18102, 21076, 24922 and 28076 kHz
6m - 50104/CW, 50124/SSB, 50098/RTTY and 50276/50330/JT65
QSL preferably via LoTW. Direct and Bureau QSLs go to JA0VSH. ClubLog and eQSL will be available.

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