OPDX Bulletin 1218 June 15, 2015

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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, KH6MT, K7CO, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, 4K8F, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, E21EIC, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G1VDP, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OH1VR/AE6PP, OH2BN, OK1DWC, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PY8WW, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.


DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 7th/June, through Sunday, 14th/June there were 216 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PY0F, PZ, S5, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T31, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, 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".


4J, AZERBAIJAN (Special Event)
Look for the following special event stations to be active during June for the 1st European Games in Baku
(Official website of the event http://www.baku2015.com):
4J1EUG, 4J15EUG, 4JG1EU, 4J2015BAKU, 4K15EUG, 4K2015BAKU, 4K2015EUG. QSOs count towards the "Odlar Yurdu Award". The award is also available to SWLs. All info about the special award for this event you can found at:
http://www.qrz.com/db/4JG1EU


4W, TIMOR-LESTE
Operators Hide/JI1AVY and Seihachi/JA7LU will be active as 4W/JI1AVY and 4W/JA7LU from Timor Leste (OC-148) between June 24-30th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home callsign and LoTW.
ADDED REMINDER. Operators James/9V1YC and Wilbert/ PE7T are still active as 4W/N1YC and 4W/PE7T, respectively, until June 16th. QSL 4W/N1YC via W5UE. QSL 4W/PE7T via the PA Bureau (No direct cards please). Both will also upload their logs to LoTW.


9H, MALTA
Zsolt, HA8PX, will be active as 9H3PX from Mellieha (EU-023, MIA MM-001, WLOTA 1113) between June 17-27th. Activity will be holiday style using a FT-897 with 100 watts into a MP-1 GP antenna and auto-tuner. QSL via his home callsign direct only (see QRZ.com).


DXCC NEWS
The ARRL DXCC Desk has approved the following operations for DXCC credit:
9N7JX - Nepal; December 2-11th, 2014
9Q0HQ - Democratic Republic of Congo; March 10-25th, 2015
ZD9ZS - Tristan da Cunha; September-October 2014
If you have had cards for these operations rejected in a recent appli- cation, please send an E-mail to the ARRL DXCC Desk at dxccadmin@arrl.org and you will be placed on the list for an update.


E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS
Milan, OK1DWC, is now active as E51DWC from the Rarotonga Islands for the next few weeks to celebrate his birthday. His activity will be holiday style (family holiday) on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. His equipment includes a TS-590S, small amp (waiting for a new amp), 5 band Spiderbeam, dipoles and Inverted Vee. Milan really did not state how long he will be there, but mentioned, "I plan to return I will miss skating and skiing." QSL via his home callsign. For updates, watch:
http://www.qrz.com/lookup/ok1dwc


IOTA NEWS
EU-016. Ismo, OH2IS, will be active as 9A/OH2IS from the Island of Vis (CI-142, CRO-146, CRO-150), Croatia, between July 6-15th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. Rigs are 100 watts into vertical and wire antennas. QSL via his home callsign, LoTW or Clublog.
EU-038. Gordon, G3USR, will be active as PA/G3USR/p from Texel Island (WLOTA 0043, WW Loc. JO23), National Park Duinen van Texel (WWFF PAFF-0012), between June 18-21st. Activity will be focused on 6 meters with some HF activity when 6 meters is not open. QSL via his home callsign, direct only.
NA-068. Operators Dick/VE1QD and Scott/VE1AI will be active as VE1AI/9 from Miscou Island between June 18-20th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via VE1AI.
NA-181. Operators Frank/VE7DP and Klaus/VE7KDU will be active as VE7DP/7 and VE7KDU/7 for a 3 day operation to Estevan Islands sometime between June 18-30th, depending on a sea conditions suitable for boat travel. Activity will be on 40-15 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns.
OC-147. Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/9 from Biak Island between June 14-17th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS, by his home callsign direct or by the Bureau.
OC-194. (Update) Members of the Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia (HARAOA) will be activating South Solitary Island for the first time ever as VK2SSI between July 26-28th. For updates, watch the QRZ.com Web page.
OC-239. Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/9 from Ram Island between June 18-22nd. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS, by his home callsign direct or by the Bureau.
SA-042. (Update) Members of the PARA DX Group paradxgroup.com will be active as PX8K from Caviana de Fora Island (DIB PA-16) between July 22-29th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). Operators mentioned are Sandro/PQ8SL, Renan/PU8WMM, Fernando/PU8WZT, Jaime/PY8FML, Ronaldo/PS8RV, Ren/PY8WW and Jose/PY8ZE. QSL via PY8WW or the OQRS.


KP2, U.S VIRGIN ISLANDS
Operators John/WA4PSO and his son Sean/N5PV will be active as KP2/WA4PSO and KP2/N5PN from the Radio Reef DX'ers Station rental shack (KP2M) on St. Croix Island (NA-106) between June 16-23rd. Activity will be holiday style on all bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL both via callsigns via N5PV or LoTW.


KP3, PUERTO RICO (NA-099)
Members of the Los Chachos Contest Club will be active as KP3Z during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi- Single entry. Operators mentioned are Carlos/KP4EJ, Eric/NP3A, Jose/NP4G, Felipe/NP4Z and Jamie/WP3A. QSL via N4AO.


MJ, JERSEY
Kazunori, M0CFW/JK3GAD, will be active as MJ5Z during the CQ WW DX RTTY Contest (September 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or via ClubLog's OQRS. Look for activity before and after the contest using the callsign MJ0CFW.


N7, UNITED STATES (Special Event)
Look for special event station N7G commemorating the U.S. Open Golf Tournament at Chambers Bay in Washington State. The special event station will be active between June 15-22nd. The station's activity is not far from "Chambers Bay Golf Course". When working them, tell them who you think will win the U.S. Open. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB and CW. This is a special time of the year for golfers and golf fans worldwide. QSL direct for a commemorative QSL card. The station N7G operating from IOTA NA-065 will not count for IOTA Award purposes. The RSGB notified them that the operators must be present on the island. Operators are going to be operating remotely.


NCDXF NEWS (Press Release: Major grant to FT4/J Juan de Nova DXpedition) [dated June 12th]:
The Northern California DX Foundation is pleased to announce a contribution of 25,000 USDs to the FT4/J Juan de Nova Island DXpedition planned for March 2016. Juan de Nova will be #8 or #9 on the DX Magazine's Most Wanted List in early 2016. It will be #5 on ClubLog's Most Wanted List.
Without major financial support from NCDXF, DXpeditions like this to challenging or rare locations would not be possible.
http://www.juandenovadx.com/en/ has more details. Juan de Nova is a very small and very environmentally fragile area. There are strict limita- tions to the number of visitors and the time allowable on the island. The team's antenna plans, pilot feedback plans and enthusiasm should make this entity available to many DXers.
For the past 42 years the NCDXF has funded major DXpeditions to many Most Wanted Entities.
The credit for these large grants goes to the NCDXF contributors, individuals and clubs, who make DX like this possible. Have you contributed yet?
73 Glenn Johnson, W0GJ
NCDXF Vice President
http://www.ncdxf.org


NH7, HAWAII
Albert, NH7A, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via F5VHJ, OQRS, LoTW and REF Bureau.


OJ0B NEWS FROM MARKET REEF (From Jarmo, OH2BN) -- Dated June 11th:
The OJ0B DXpedition with an emphasis on 2M EME and MS is turning into a great success story with more than 250 QSOs in the books. The operation will continue until next Monday, still shooting straight at the surface of the moon. For participating HF DXers, it is quite a thrill and an eye- opener to realize that instead of radio propagation, not only a Market Reef moon over the horizon is needed but also a U.S. moon and a Japan moon.
And when the moon is gone, the meteor scatter mode can be used; thus there are pileups all over the place ­ the moon and the meteors and even 6M sporadic-E are operational although not much is heard so far. A lot of new high tech and new terminology for HF people to swallow, with signals often inaudible below the noise floor. HF guys are asking whether there is DQRM on the surface of the moon surface. Only the 2M team of OH6ZZ and OH8MSM will know.
So here's is the link to those who were shooting right at the moon, plus Jussi, OH6ZZ who is in charge of the historic 2M outing:
http://www.majakkaseura.fi/fin/market/marketin_paivakirja_2015/viikko_24/
And this is the Honor Roll:
First Ten, World: IK1UWL, SP4K, UA3PTW, ON4AOI, I3MEK, PE1L, OH2BC, DL1RPL, IK3MAC and HA8CL
First Ten, USA: K9MRI, NT0V, WA4NJP, K1OR, W6BBS, N9HF, AA4SC, KB8RQ, K5QE and K6EME
On HF the focus has been largely on 10 MHz because HF propagation has not been favorable. Part of the team will change on Saturday as Martti, OH2BH, and Kim, OH6KZP, will land on the rocks bringing more SSB and RTTY activity to those who Deserve. Pekka, OH2TA, and Niko, OH2GEK, will return to Aland Islands. The weather has been nice and the tag team was able to repair the damaged structures and the beam. The station is fully operational at present and from now on.
OQRS will be delayed as EME QSOS are logged on paper and the PC screen is busy with multiple applications.
Stay tuned for OJ0B for all kinds of odd modes and transmissions. It is sunny on Market Reef - the season's record temperatures are expected for this Saturday.
QSL via OH2BH


OJ0, MARKET REEF
Members of the Ålands radioamatörer (OH0AA) will be active as OJ0S from Market Reef (EU-053) between July 11-18th. Operators mentioned are Karl-Erik/OH0NA, Gey/OH0GG, YL Maria/OH0FM, Leif/OH0LO, Kjell/OH0KXJ and OH0NM. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via OH0AA, direct or by the Bureau.


PJ5, SABA AND ST. EUSTATIUS ISLANDS
Operators Seppo/OH1VR and Henri/OH3JR will be active as PJ5/OH1VR and PJ5/OH3JR from a cottage on Saba Island (NA-145, WFF PAFF-027, WLOTA 2043) between November 23rd and December 2nd. Activity will be the HF bands, as well as an entry in CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th). QSL SV9/OH1VR via only direct (SAE + IRC or 2 USDs) to: Seppo Sisatto, Ojakatu 3A18, 33100 Tampere, Finland. QSL PJ5/OH3JR via the info on QRZ.com (under OH3JR).


PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (June 15-21st)
 Jun/15th HN      Jun/18th  AN      Jun/20th  AN
 Jun/16th AN      Jun/19th  AN      Jun/21st  AN
 Jun/17th 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


REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE
http://www.bandconditions.com
The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre- dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry" which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.


PY0/S, ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL ROCKS
Reports from several sources indicate that Marenga, PU0FDN, will be active as PY0S/PU0FDN from St. Peter and St. Paul Rocks (SA-014) between June 16-21st. QSL only direct to home callsign.


QSL INFO AND NEWS

  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (June 14th)
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  4Z90IARU via (4X-B)       HF1PAPCIO via SP1JJY      SN0ENIGMA via SP3PGR
  4M4C via YV4YC            HF3TALENT via SQ1GPR      SO8FH via PA0F
  7Z1JA via KE5JA           K4E via KK3Q              SV2/RW3AL via RW3AL
  A71OK via A71A            LY/DL1RNW via DL1RNW      SV8/F2VX via F2VX
  C6AWO via WO7R            LY/DO3MXK via DO3MXK      SV8/OM7RM via OM7RM
  E51DWC via OK1DWC         LZ/KY6AA via KY6AA        SV9/M0NPT/P via M0NPT
  E7/AC6YY via AC6YY        MD/ON6KX/P via ON6KX      TM6V via F5KDR
  EA6/UT5UDX via UT2UB      NP4A via W3HNK            YL/DL1RNW via DL1RNW
  EO95LKV via UT2LY         OE90LALO via OE3HWU       YO6/IK0HMN via IK0HMN
  ES0/DL3BQA via DL3BQA     OH0/SK3SN via SM3KIF      YP0F via YO9FNP (d)
  GB125SL via G4USW         OK/DJ8MS via DJ8MS
  HF0GUIDO via SP9PBH       SN0DKG via SP6OPZ
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only

QSL 4J2015EUG via Leon, 4K8F, direct.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5Q2J, E41WT, HG7T, VE4GV, VP2MKV and YS1JBL
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3D2RO, 5H1Z, 5V7BD, 7QAA, A71BX, C91RF, CY9P, E30FB, FR/DJ7RJ, FW1JG, JA0JHQ/VK9X, JA5CPJ (AS-200), JD1BMH, K1N, KL7UW, T88XX (OC-296), YJ0OU and ZD7VC
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3DA0DX, 4X/UT3UA, A35UD, EA6/US0VA, EM20UCC, EM200CA, EM200CT, EM200HT, EM200UTC, EM200UTS, EN50UG, EN2012UEFA, EO20RRC, EO200NT, EO2012NY, FM/KL7WA, S21XV, SV/US0VA, SV9/EM5F, UN/US0VA, UR5FA/MM, VP9/UU5WW, YB1BML and YP1WFF


SV9, CRETE (Also PJ5)
Seppo, OH1VR, will be active as SV9/OH1VR between October 4-10th. Activity will be on the HF bands, mainly on CW. Seppo informs OPDX, "I'm testing a new DX-pedition setup (weight under 7 kg): Elecraft KX3 and Juma PA1000 (up to 1200 W out). It is a handbag setup." The real test will be his November 23rd and December 3rd activity as PJ5/OH1VR from Saba Island (see PJ5 above).


T2, TUVALU (Update)
Operators Stan/LZ1GC (C21GC, 3D2GC) and Lubo/OM5ZW will be active as T2GC from the Vaiaku Lagi Hotel in Funafuti between September 24th and October 14th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggest frequencies are:
CW - 1822.5, 3502, 5371, 7023, 10124, 14010, 18080, 21015, 24891 and 28010
SSB - 5401, 7164, 14170, 18145, 21270, 24940 and 28470
RTTY - 7038, 10140, 14088, 18095, 21088, 24922 and 28088 kHz
6m - 50097/CW and 50120/SSB
QSL via LZ1GC, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. The preferred method for a QSL or LoTW requests is via his PayPal. There will probably be a OQRS on ClubLog. For more details and updates, watch:
http://www.c21gc.com


T8, PALAU
Ryosei, JH0IXE, will once again be active as T8CW from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between June 11-22nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 ad PSK31. QSL via JA0FOX by the Bureau, JH0IXE direct, LoTW or eQSL. He now has a Web page at:
http://t8cw.idou.net


T31, CENTRAL KIRIBATI
Lee, T31LP, is now active as from Nikumaroro Island (OC-043). He is expected to be active when time permits for the next 13 days (QRT around June 26th). Activity so far has been on 20 meters SSB as of June 13th. Lee plans to set up more antennas and be more active on other bands in the coming days. Lee is there as part of the TIGHAR (Amelia Earhart Project):
http://tighar.org
T8, PALAU
Ken, BM2JCC/JP1RIW, will once again active as T88KH from the "West Plaza Hotel by the Sea" (WW Loc. PJ77FI) on Koror Island (OC-009)between September 12-16th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, including the 17/12m and mostly on the High Band on SSB using 500w on HF and 100w on 6m. His antennas are: 80m Vertical, 40/30m DP, 20/15/10m 3 element Beam, 17/12m 2 element HB9CV and 6m 5 element Beam. QSL via BM2JCC, by the Bureau or direct.


T8, PALAU
Fumi, JF2SQB, will be active as T88QB from Palau between September 20-22nd. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct (2 GS; NO IRCs).


UE44, RUSSIA (Russian Yeti Expedition)
Between June 11-16th and September, there will be a complex seasonal research of cinema-radio expedition using the callsign UE44Y and known as the Russian Yeti Expedition. The expedition UE44Y will be active from various locations of Mountain Shoria, Tashtagol District, Kemerovo Region, until September 16th. Activity will be on various HF and VHF bands of different types of mode communications. According to QRZ.com, QSO/SWL contacts with the expedition UE44Y, will be a printed QSL-card, which will be distributed only upon request by E-mail in a gift set:
1. Special QSL-card of the expedition.
2. Special envelope expedition.
3. Special postal cancellation of the expedition sent from the homeland of the Russian Yeti.
For QSOs/SWL with the expedition UE44Y headquarters (HQ) Russian Yeti Expedition, there will be issued special paper 3 diplomas classes and an original ethnic Plaque. Complete details, as well as pictures of the QSLs, Logo and diplomas, can be see on QRZ.com.


VK0EK HEARD ISLAND NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE
Rich, KY6R, reports on June 10th:
Today we initiate a new service to our friends: The Heard Island Expedi- tion Newsletter. The Newsletter will contain inside information about the people, plans, and procedures for the expedition. Much of the information will not be available on the open websites, but it will be very valuable to help you make a confirmed contact with VK0EK. It will also contain information about the scientific work to be carried out on the expedition. If you're interested in the Heard Island Expedition, you want to have this Newsletter!You can subscribe to the Newsletter for free (no obligation whatsoever). It is only available to subscribers, and is only distributed by email. Click here http://www.heardisland.org/HD_pages/HD_newsletter.php to see more information and to subscribe.

YB0, INDONESIA
Champ, E21EIC, informed OPDX, "YB-Land DX Club invited me to go to Jakarta Ham Fest 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia, for DXCC card checker, and I will QRV as YB0/KY1A from June 11-14th, 2015. QSL via E21EIC.

Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)

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