OPDX Bulletin 1179 September 8, 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
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& The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, WA4DAN, K8GI, K8YSE, KU8E, W8GEX & 60m News,
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World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G4BKI, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH &
425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JA1TRC, JA1XGI, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX
News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, S59M, Sixitalia Weekly, TZ6BB, VA3RJ & ICPO,
the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YF1AR for the following DX information.
 
 EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTE: Since OPDX Webmaster, John, K8YSE, is currently
     on a "WESTERN GRID EXPEDITION" (Satellite - see OPDX.1178), the
     bulletin will only be posted to the OPDX Web page as a "TXT" file.
     Those who like reading the OPDX in HTML format will have to wait
     until John returns or updates the Web page. Thanks for your under-
     standing..... ADDED NOTE: John lost his LARSEN (through the glass)
     2/440 antenna on the car, and can now only be tracked on APRS via
     his cell phone as K8YSE-9.
 
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 31st-August, through Sunday, 7th-September there were 208
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 3X, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A,
9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9,
CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E6, E7,
EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM,
FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL,
HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, 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, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5,
SV9, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK,
UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR,
VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4,
ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZL9, 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".
 
4W, TIMOR LESTE. Operators Sei/JA7LU and Hiro/JA2VWG will be active as
4W6LU and 4W6DD, respectively, from Dili between September 22-29th.
Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/10/6 meters using SSB and RTTY. QSL
via their home callsign direct only.
 
AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ/JH1QJU, will be active as AH0CO
from Saipan Island (IOTA OC-086) between September 12-16th. Activity will
be on 80-10 meters, and he also plans to be in the Worked All Europe DX
SSB Contest (September 13-14th).  QSL via JA0JHQ, direct or by the JARL
Bureau.
 
C5, THE GAMBIA. Operators Steve/G3VMW, Alan/G3XAQ, Mark/M0DXR and Iain/
M0PCB will be active as C5X from the old "MW Radio Syd" site, near Banjul,
between January 15-26th (2015). Activity will be on 160-10 meters using
CW, SSB, RTTY and some PSK. The group also plans to do some activity in
the CQWW 160m Contest. They will have two stations with Elecraft K3 radios
with KPA-500 amplifiers using two Spiderbeams for HF, 160/80m verticals
on an 18m Spiderpole and dipoles/verticals for 40/30m. QSL Manager is
Charles, M0OXO. QSL via his OQRS , direct or
by the Bureau. Logs will be uploaded daily to ClubLog and LoTW.
 
C6, BAHAMAS. Alex, PY2WAS, will be active as C6AAS from Melia Hotel on
Cable Beach between October 4-8th. Activity will be holiday style,
especially during the nights on 30/20/17/15/12/10m on CW and SSB. QSL
via PY2WAS, by the Bureau or direct.
 
C9, MOZAMBIQUE. John, ZS5J, was once again active as C91J from Ponta de
Ouro for a 5 day stay between September 2-7th. Equipment on this trip was
a Flexradio Flex-3000, Icom IC-2KL amp and Icom IC-AT500 ATU, and the
antenna for all HF bands is a 43 ft. vertical with 8 radials going down
the sand dune to the beach below. QSL only direct to P.O. Box 102303,
Meerensee, 3901 SOUTH AFRICA (with 3 USDs and your QSL card, and you
will get a QSL card back direct via air mail). NO IRCs or Bureau QSLs.
ADDED NOTE: If you missed John this time around, he will be there again
in January 2015 for about a month with Beth, 2W0VOW/C91B.
 
CONTEST STATION AVAILABLE. Jeff, KU8E, a member of the PJ4A Contest Team,
reports: "There are many good contest weekends available at the PJ4G
Bonaire contest station for the Fall 2014 contest season. Check out
 for more information. Bonaire is pretty easy to
get to with non-stop flights from the U.S. and Europe or connecting
flights via Curacao or Aruba. If you are into scuba diving this is one
of the best spots in the world."
 
CR3, MADEIRA. Members of the Madeira Contest Team will be active as CR3A
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry.
Operators to be announced. QSL via LoTW or EA5GL.
 
CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Press Releases/Updates). [edited] Here is the latest
updates on the CY0C DXpedition scheduled for September 8th:
  August 31st -- "The CY0C DXpedition team received some promising news
  from Aaron Carpenter, the Operations Coordinator for Parks Canada-Sable
  Island. Aaron reported to the team on Tuesday that Sable Island did
  receive beneficial rains on Monday, September 1. He advised the aircraft
  landing area is sufficiently firm and packed to allow normal flight
  operations. As a reminder, with any flights to Sable Island, VFR con-
  ditions are required at both Halifax and Sable Island. There is no runway
  or lights to mark the landing area on the island. Now we must hope for
  good VFR flying weather on Monday. Continue to check 
  for the latest information."
 
September 6th -- "Everything continues to look good for the CY0C one-day
  DXpedition on Monday, September 8. The team has received frequent updates
  from Parks Canada and Maritime Air Charter. As of Saturday morning,
  September 6, the landing area on Sable Island is a GO. The weather fore-
  cast looks favorable at this point. The team will arrive at the Maritime
  Air Charter hanger at 1030Z on Monday morning. A weigh-in of the three
  operators and the DXpedition gear will be performed at that time. During
  this time, Aaron Carpenter of Parks Canada-Sable Island will be conducting
  the final check of the runway and will confirm if cross-winds are an
  issue. Aaron will report to Maritime Air and a final decision will be
  made as to suitability to fly. The CY0C team is very appreciative to
  Parks Canada and Maritime Air Charter in helping to make this challenging
  DXpedition possible..... 73, Murray Adams, WA4DAN"
 
DX MAGAZINE'S "2014 MOST WANTED" SURVEY. Carl, N4AA, Editor of QRZ DX and
The DX Magazine, reports: "The DX Magazine is celebrating its SILVER (25th)
anniversary this year. I am pleased to note that the first DX Magazine's
Most Wanted Survey was reported in the October 1989 issue. It's been
conducted every year since then, making this its 25th anniversary. Is that
a record ? ? I am pleased to announce that the 2014 Most Wanted Survey is
now on-line and ready for use and it will remain active until on or about
October 15th. It was also published in the current issue of the magazine,
which is in the mail at this time. Please pass along the information to
your friends and encourage them to participate, so we can get the most
input possible." The URL for the survey is:
 
 http://www.dxpub.com/survey/survey2014.html
 
E3, ERITREA (Update/Press Release - Tentative schedules ­ Eritrea QRV).
Jay, JA1TRC, reports: "Zorro will leave Japan in the morning of Sunday
14th September, and scheduled to arrive Asmara on Monday 15th at 03:15
local time (UTC+3). He plans to set-up the station/antenna after arrival
at hotel in the morning, or evening after a meeting.
  He will be occupied by full of meetings during Tuesday 16th to Friday
19th. Very little chance for QRV.
  On Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st, there will be a good chance for him
to QRV about 20 hours max if he decides not to sleep, HI HI.
  He plans to shut down the station in the evening of Monday 22nd, and
leave hotel at night. Then he will leave Asmara at 04:15 local time. He
should be back in Japan at noon on Wednesday 24th September 2014."
 
E6, NIUE (Update). Haru, JA1XGI, has announced his next operation will be
from Niue (OC-040) between December 1-6th. He will depart from Tokyo on
November 28th to Sydney and transiting at Auckland. Then he will go to
Niue on Saturday of November 30th. Haru will pick up his license at Telecom
Niue on December 1st, and his expected callsign will be E6XG. Activity will
be on 160-10 meters, looking for EU/NA on lower bands. Mode will be CW
(mainly), SSB and the Digital. Suggested frequencies are:
  CW   - 1815, 3525, 7025, 10105, 14015, 18080, 21015, 24895 and 28015 kHz
  SSB  - 7145, 14175, 18135, 21260, 24940 and 28450 kHz
  RTTY - 7045, 10140, 14088, 18102, 21088, 24915 and 28088 kHz
 
  QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. An OQRS will be
available on ClubLog. He now has a new E6XG Web page at:
            http://island.geocities.jp/niuevacation/index.htm
 
He also has a E6XG Blog page at:     http://e6xg.yolasite.com
 
EF8, CANARY ISLANDS. Jaime, WP3A, will be active as EF8U from the Las
Palmas Contest Club radio station (EA8URL) on Gran Canaria Island (AF-004)
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
Low-Power/Assisted entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to EA8URE.
 
FR, REUNION ISLAND. Operators Willi/DJ7RJ and Sven/DJ2CW will be active
as FR/homecall from Reunion Island starting September 30th. Activity will
be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. Sven will only stay October 8th,
while Willi will stay until October 30th. QSL via their home callsign.
 
GD6, ISLE OF MAN. Chris, GM3WOJ (ZL1CT), will once again be active as
GD6IA from the contest station  on the I.O.M.
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
High-Power entry. QSL via GD6IA, direct only to: GD6IA, PO Box 1, PEEL
City, Isle of Man IM5 1XG, British Islands. No QSL Bureau - No eQSL -
No LoTW.
 
IOTA NEWS..............
 AF-019.   (Update to OPDX.1153) The IG9Y Lampedusa Contest Team will
           continue the fun of last year and enter in this year's CQWW DX
           CW+SSB Contests from the same northern location on the Island
           of Lampedusa - ZONE 33 (African Italy) with two international
           Multi/Multi teams of about 30 operators in total using the new
           callsign: IO9Y. All info can be found on the IG9Y-LCT Web site
           at:                     http://ig9y.com
           ADDED NOTE: IG9Y is a lone African Entity that counts in the
           CQDX Marathon!!!
 
  OC-021.  Budi, YF1AR, is now active as YF1AR/p for the next several
           weeks on the weekends from Java Island. His activity will be
           dedicated to 80m night-time operations and during his sparetime
           on 40m daytime. He mentions that his antenna is a vertical
           full size on a 20m aluminium tubing put over the sea, 20m
           away from the beach on the Java Sea. Radio is a Yaesu FT450D
           with tuner using 100 watts. QSL via N2OO or use the OQRS on
           ClubLog. For more details and updates, see:
 
 http://www.yf1ar.com/2014/09/yf1arp-qrv-dedicated-80m-band.html


  OC-133.  Saty, JE1JKL, will once again be active as 9M6NA from Labuan
           Island, East Malaysia, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
           29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via
           LoTW, or to JE1JKL, by the Bureao or direct. To see his station,
           visit:          http://jsfc.org/je1jkl/9m6na.html 
 
LA-QRP-IOTA-EXPEDITION. Frank, DH0JAE, will be active as LA/DH0JAE from
several Norway IOTAs between September 8-20th. IOTAs mentioned are Donna
Island (EU-062), Froya Island (EU-036), More OG Romsdal County Center Group
(EU-056) and More OG Romsdal County South Group (EU-079). Frank states,
"For the expedition your paper-QSL is not needed. I take these for my fun
and for the hams in the world." QSL via his home callsign, direct (EU 0.75
EURO, DX 1 IRC or 1 green stamp) --- all others return via Bureau. He does
use LoTW. A log search is available via ClubLog:
 
 https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/LA/DH0JAE


NH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Koji, JL3RDC, will be active as NH0DX from Saipan
during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-
Band/Low-Band entry. QSL via JL3RDC direct ONLY (no Bureau).


PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (September 8-14th)....
 Sept/08th HN      Sept/11th  AN      Sept/13th  AN
 Sept/09th AN      Sept/12th  AN      Sept/14th  AN
 Sept/10th 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



PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Andre, PP6ZZ, will once again be active as
PY0FF from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003, DIB OC-01, WLOTA 1208, WWFF
PYFF-016) between September 18-25th). Activity will be on 80-10 meters
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via W9VA or by LoTW. ADDED
NOTES: Leo, PP1CZ, will be joining Andre, and is expected to use the
callsign PY0F/PP1CZ. QSL him direct or on LoTW. Check out the pictures
of his 2013/2014 operations on QRZ.com.


PZ5, SURINAME. Isao, JH1ROJ/KG8XV, will be active as PZ5AA from Ramon's,
PZ5RA, rental shack in Paramaribo between September 20-25th.  Activity
will be on all bands and modes (CW/SSB/RTTY). QSL via JA1HGY, direct or
by the Bureau. See QRZ.com for details. Log will be uploaded to ClubLog
and LoTW (end of October).
 
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (September 7th)
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
  5Q7Y via DL8AW          II1IAST via IK1RKN       T6YA via F5OGL
  5Q1A/P via OZ5ESB       II9IAIQ via IT9CFP       T7/9A2GA via 9A2GA
  8Q7AF via EA1AF         LZ37MP via LZ1KCP        T7/9A5YY via 9A5YY
  BI4SSB via BA4TB        MA5DWW via MM5DWW        T77BL via T70A
  DL0VE/P via DF1BT       OA4/XQ3SA via XQ3SA      TA4/DJ5MN via DJ5MN
  EG1SDC via EA1AUM       OL1M via OK1EW           TM0AAW via F8DVD
  EG3SDC via EA1AUM       OM/SQ9PND via SQ9PND     TM27NN via F5KTU
  EG5PAT via EA5FBD       OP0P via ON6DP           TM3RCA via NK2F or OQRS
  EG5SDC via EA1AUM       OR5T via ON4ALY          TM6CL via F8CPV
  EG7BWC via EB7DX        OZ/DL1BWU/P via DL1BWU   TM70LY via F8KLY
  EG9SDC via EA1AUM       PA70AIRBORNE via PA9RF   TX4A via VE3LYC
  EM0I via UT2IZ          PA70PARA via PA1WBU      UN/RV3IG via RV3IG
  F/ON5OF via ON5OF       PA73EBP via PA3EBP       UP6P via UN7PBY
  HF37SONDA via SP9HTY    PA73LOU via PA0LOU       YB9/DJ7XJ via OZ7XJ
  HF440W via SP7KED       PG200KMAR via PA9LUC     YO/PB2T/P via PB2T
  HF70OMG via SP9KGC      RA/UY6IM via UY6IM (d)   YP7P via YO7LFV
  IA5/IW1CKM via IW1CKM   SO37SONDA via SO5MAX     YP8T via YO8KGA
  IC8/DF1XC via DF1XC     SZ8XIO via SV8FCU (d)    YS1/NP3J via EA5GL
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only


  LoTW NEWS. It was announced this past week by Larry, K1IED, the Antarctica
  QSL Manager, that U.S. Antarctic stations KC4AAA, KC4AAC and KC4USV are
  now using LoTW. Logs over the past two years, as well some older logs,
  have been uploaded to LoTW. It was also mentioned that other older logs
  could be uploaded in the future.
 
OLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone
  to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 12000 old
  QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site contains:
    - The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2004 to 2013) with more than
      300 QSLs
    - At least one card for each 60 deleted DXCC countries (more than
      1500+ QSLs)
    - Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more
      than 4100+ QSLs)
    - Album for stations from North Africa 1945-1962 (400+ QSLs)
    - More than 900 QSLs from the Antarctic bases.
    - With 270 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques
      Francaises).
    - More than 400 QSLs for the rare French Pacific Islands such as
      FK/C, FO/C, FO/A, FO/M, FO/C and FW
    - More than 100 cards from Eparses Islands such as FR/B/E/G/J/T
    - The FG, FM, FP, FS, FY stations from 1945 to 1969
    - More than 1700 cards for the old timer with more than 130 countries
      before 1945.
    - Cards from the French Department before 1945.
    - At least one card from each of the states in the U.S. before 1945.


    The URL address for the Web site is:  http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr
  Some cards are still needed for the collection, and your particip-
  ation is welcome. Only a ".jpg" file (both side of the card) is required.
  Please visit the site and give them your comments by sending an E-mail
  to:                          LesNouvellesDX@free.fr
 
 QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4W/N1YC, AM07IZJ, DK2WU, HI3TEJ, HK1T, HV0A,
  KC4AAA, KC4AAC, KC4USV, KH7M, MJ0LEL, PR7AR, PX8I, SV1PMR, UA9MA, UN3GX
  and ZR9C


  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5J0R, A25DJ, BD4FFM, CX2BR, CX9AU, EA5IDG,
  EA9/DL2RVL, EY7AD, GB2LGR, JR6KE/6, JY4CI, K2G, K2H,  K2I, MJ0EXV,
  RZ1OA, S9TF, TA0/DF8DX, VP2ETE and WA2FIJ/KH5K


  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3B8MM, 4Z1UF, 5B4AII, 9M2TO, CT3KN,
  DH0GHU, DL4MCF, DM3HZN, E51KBR, E51PJT, G3ZCH, GJ6UW, HB30OK, HB9EFX,
  IZ3ETU, JA8CMC, OH4RF, OK8YD, OM7LM, SM7BHM, SV2FWV, TF/G3TXF, TI8/AA1M
  and XF2E


S7, SEYCHELLES. Christian "Chris", HB9LCA, will be active as S79LCA from
the Seychelles between September 6-27th. While there, he plans to activate
three of Seychelles islands. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using mostly
CW with some SSB, but no Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct
(see QRZ.com) or by the Bureau.
 
SPECIAL EVENT (Highway to a DX Party!). The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio
Club of San Bernardino, California, will once again host (probably one
of the most fun special event activities) the 15th annual "Route 66 On
The Air" special event between September 6-14th. The purpose of this event
is to offer amateur radio operators a fun way to "Relive the Ride" of their
own memories of Route 66, and to celebrate the highway's 84th anniversary.
The U.S. Highway 66 established in 1926, was the first major improved
highway to link the west coast with the nations heartland. Through stories,
songs, and TV shows, the highway came to symbolize the spirit of the
freedom of the open road, inspiring many to see America. Look for the
following 21 stations (two are rovers) operating in or around the major
cities along the old "Route 66" from Santa Monica, California, to Chicago,
Illinois:
 
  Stations       City                   Clubs/Individuals
   --------      --------------------   -------------------------
     W6A         Santa Monica, CA       Westside Amateur Radio Club
     W6B         Los Angeles, CA        Westside Amateur Radio Club
     W6C         San Bernardino, CA     Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club
     W6D         Victorville, CA        Victor Valley Amateur Radio Club
     W6E         Barstow, CA            Barstow Amateur Radio Club
     W6F         Kingman, AZ            Hualapai Amateur Radio Club
     W6G         Flagstaff, AZ          Northern Arizona DX Association
     W6H         Albuquerque, NM        New Mexico Amateur Radio Alliance
     W6I         Amarillo, TX           Chapter 141, QCWA
     W6J         Elk City, OK           Marvin Gorden, KC9VF
     W6K         Oklahoma City, OK      W6K Oklahoma City
     W6L         Tulsa, OK              Tulsa Amateur Radio Club
     W6M         Riverton, KS           Jim Cochran, K0RH
     W6N         Joplin, MO             Joplin Amateur Radio Club
     W6O         Lebanon, MO            Lebanon Amateur Radio Club
     W6P         St. Louis, MO          St. Louis Amateur Radio Club
     W6Q         Chicago, IL            Six Meter Club of Chicago
     W6R         Spreingfield, MO       Southwest Missouri Amateur RC
     W6U         Pontiac, IL            Illinois Radio League


     ROVER STATIONS
   ----------------
     W6S         ROVER 1                Northern Arizona DX Association
     W6T         ROVER 2                Northern Arizona DX Association
 
 Special event stations are expected to be found in the vicinity of the
following frequencies. (Look for digital modes in the standard band segments
for such mode) All frequencies +/- QRM:
  CW  - 3533, 7033, 10110, 14033, 18080, 21033, 24900, 28033 and 50033 kHz
  SSB - 3866, 7266, 14266, 18164, 21366, 24966, 28466 and 50166 kHz
  Digi - 3580, 7070, 10140, 14070, 18100, 21070, 24920 and 28120 kHz
  R66 MOBILE Operations - Any amateurs operating while actually driving
        along Route 66 during the special event period are encouraged to
        take part in "Route 66 On The Air", by using the designation
        "mobile 66" for SSB or "/m66" for CW after their callsigns. All
        other amateur radio operators are welcome to contact these mobile
        operators.
  REPEATERS - Some of the participating clubs will also be operating this
        event from their local VHF/UHF repeaters. Check the ARRL repeater
        guide for possible repeater frequencies, if your in the local area.


   Each participating club will issue their own QSL card commemorating
this event. QSL information is available on the Web at:
          http://www.w6jbt.org/2013site/qsl-card-request-guidelines
  http://www.w6jbt.org/2013site/qsl-card-routing-and-station-website-addresses
   For more details about the event and the certificate that is available,
please visit the "Route 66 OTA Site" at:
 
 http://www.w6jbt.org/2013site/route-66-on-the-air/ 
 
           http://www.w6jbt.org/2013site/certificate-request-guidelines/


SV8/SW8, GREECE (IOTA Op). Gabi, HA1YA, will join Laci, HA0HW (SW8WW), on
Thassos Island (EU-174), Greece, on September 16th, and will operate as
SV8/HA1YA mostly on 6 and 2 meters with his IC-9100 and delta loop on 6m
and 9 element yagi on 2m. There will be some operations on the HF bands
expected as well. On September 24th, Gabi and his family will be moving
down to Limnos Island (EU-049) and will stay there for a few more days
(until October 1st) to try to find a good VHF QTH for his next operation
during the 2015 summer. 
 
TK, CORSICA. Paul, G4BKI (VP9KF), will be active from Corsica Island
(EU-014, WW Loc. JN42qb) between October 6th and March 16th (2015).
He will use the callsign TK/G4BKI for the first 90 days, and then he
expects to have a TK4 callsign/license afterwards. For more details
and updates, visit:             http://tk.g4bki.com


TZ6BB QRT. Fernando, EA4BB/TZ6BB, informs OPDX: "I have been reassigned
to Nigeria and I will go there next Monday (9/8/2014). I was kind of
expecting this, though not so soon. This means, unfortunately, that TZ6BB
will go QRT on Sunday evening (9/7/2014). I will still come back to Mali
by mid November or so, for a few days, but my task then will be to dis-
mantle the station, pack up all my things and then return to 5N land to
stay. I will of course do my best to be on the air from there, but I need
first to sort a license, QTH, station etc. Not sure how long that is going
to take but I'm afraid it won't happen overnight. I am leaving some of my
radio equipment (including a nice HF transceiver) behind, here in Mali,
as a little present to a local ham in the hope he will keep Mali active
on the bands in the future. Let's see what happens."


V5, NAMIBIA. Sebastian, OE3SZA, will be active as V5/OE3SZA from Namibia
between October 29th and November 11th. Activity will be SSB only running
QRP with an Yaesu FT-817. QSL via OE3SZA, direct or by the OEVSV Bureau.


V6, MICRONESIA. Operators Sho/JA7HMZ (V63DX) and Akio/JA7ZP (V63ZP) will
once again be active from Pohnpei Island (OC-010) between  November 28th
and December 4th. Activity will be on all bands and modes. Sho will be
looking for EU on 160m. QSL via their home callsigns. Also, look for both
operators to be in CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) -- Sho signing
V6A as a Single-Op/All-Band entry, and Akio signing V63ZP as a Single-Op/
Single-Band (??m) entries. Again, QSL via their home callsigns. 
 
VP2, ANGUILLA. Masa, JN3NFQ, will be active as VP2EIM from Anguilla
(NA-022) between November 23-30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters
using  CW, SSB and RTTY. He will also participate in the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 29-30th). QSL via JA1HGY, direct or use his OQRS.
For more details and updates, see:     http://qsl.net/vp2eim
 http://www.qrz.com/db/VP2EIM


VP9, BERMUDA. Les, N1SV, will once again be active as VP9I from Ed/VP9GE's
QTH at the Hamilton Parish apartments on Bermuda (NA-005)  for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th).
He is usually on as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via WW3S.
Prior to the contest (starting October 22nd), look for Les to sign as
VP9/N1SV. QSL via his home callsign. An OQRS and log search is available
on CLubLog.


XR0Y, EASTER ISLAND (Update). A team of Japanese operators will be active
as XR0YJ from Hare Kapone on Easter Island between January 9-17th, (2015).
Operators mentioned are Tatsuo/JA3ARJ, Masumi/JA3AVO, Shozo/JA3HJI, Jusei/
JA3IVU, Kunio/JH3LSS, YL Hiroko/JH3PBL and Shima/JI3DNN. Some of these
operators are from the Lord Howe Island DXpedition last year. Activity
will be holiday style on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
QSL via the operator's instructions. For more details and updates, watch
the following:           http://www.nakade.jp/ce0y.htm
 
 http://ja3avo.blog81.fc2.com


XT, BURKINA FASO. Ivaylo, LZ1CLM, is now active as XT2CML from Bobo-
Dioulasso until September 30th. Activity will be on all HF bands using
CW and SSB. Equipment is a FT-857 with 100w, into an off-center Dipole
20m long. QSL via LZ1CLM, direct or by the LZ QSL Bureau.


ZD9, TRISTAN DA CUNHA ISLAND (Update). Operators Paul/ZS1S and Nigel/G3TXF,
currently on the ship, "SA Agulhas II", will be active as ZD9ZS (SSB) and
ZD9XF (CW) from Tristan da Cunha (AF-029) between September 10th and October
3rd. QSL ZD9ZS via ZS1S and ZD9XF via G3TXF. ADDED NOTE: There is a Tristan
da Cunha "YAHOO Group List", and it lists the departure of the "SA Agulhas
II" and its passagers at:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/tristan-da-cunha/conversations/messages/2813


ZD9, GOUGH ISLAND. A few sources are reporting that David, ZS1BCE (ex-ZS8Z),
will be active as ZD9A from Gough Island (AF-030). David is apparently on
the same ship, "SA Agulhas II", as Paul/ZS1S and Nigel/G3TXF are on, and
is expected to take over the radio duties from Pierre, ZS1HF/ZD9M. His
length of stay, bands and modes of activities were not mentioned. QSL
via ZS1LS. 
 
 

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