OPDX Bulletin 1224 July 27, 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, N3TG, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, CX3AL, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, Heather Parsons (RSGB Communications Manager), I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JI3DST, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and VHF-DX- Portal (MMMonVHF) 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, 17th/July, through Friday, 24th/July there were 209 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 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, CU, CX, D2, D6, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TI9, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, 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".

9H, MALTA
Rene, DL2JRM, will be active as 9H3YY from Malta (EU-023) between November 13-16th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB, with 100 watts into a Vertical antenna. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

C6, BAHAMAS
John, N4YLC, will be active as N4YLC/C6A from Hooper's Bay on the Great Exuma Island (NA-001) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Unassisted entry. QSL via LoTW, direct or by the Bureau.

CW, 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, Grid Loc. GF25ma) during the upcoming Inter- national Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend between August 14-16th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes with at least two stations on the air. QSLs for this activity are via the Bureau or direct to: Radio Club Uruguayo, P.O.Box 37, 11000, Montevideo, URUGUAY, SOUTH AMERICA (w/SAE and 1 new IRC or 2 green stamps).

D6, COMOROS
Ken, LA7GIA, will be active as D67GIA from Grande Comores Island (Ngazidja) [AF-007] between September 14-23rd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Equipment will be a TS-480SAT with an Ameritron ALS 500m into a Mosley Mini 32 ASP (2 element beam 20/15/10m), Mosley TW 22 M (2 element beam 17/12m), Hygain AV640 and wire antennas (backup). QSL via LA7GIA direct ONLY (SAE + 3 USDs). Please note, NO IRC, NO Bureau QSL. Bureau QSL will not be answered. For updates, check:
http://la7gia.com/d67gia-2/index.html

E7, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (Special Event)
Members of the Radio Club Nikola Tesla (E74BYZ) are currently active using the special callsign E7TESLA to celebrate Nikola Tesla's birthday (July 10, 1856) until August 10th. Activity is from Banja Luka. QSL direct via E77E or E7 QSL Bureau. Also via e-QSL.

HC8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (Update/Reminder)
Geoff, G8OFQ, is once again active as HC8/G8OFQ from Isabela Island (SA-004) until September 30th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB only. He will also be active during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry using 100 watts into vertical antenna. Operating times: Weekdays 1200-1300 and 2100-0500 GMT; Weekends 1400-0300 GMT +/-. Geoff is there working as a volunteer for the Galapagos National Park at the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center (see pictures on QRZ.com) on Isabela Island. QSL via G8OFQ: Geoff Dobson, 9 Fitzpain Road, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 8RZ, United Kingdom.

IOTA NEWS
AS-117. Kenji JA4GXS, will once again be active as JA4GXS/4 from Kasado Island (Yamaguchi Prefecture) between August 22-23rd. Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via JA4GXS, direct or by the Bureau.
AS-200. Takeshi "TAKE"/JI3DST(JS6RRR) will once again be active as JI3DST/5 from Shodo Island (in the Shikoku's Coastal Islands) between July 24-27th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FM. He will be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). This operation is subject to change because of bad WX or other conditions. QSL JI3DST/5 via the Bureau or direct by ClubLog's OQRS. Please checkQRZ.com for more details. For more details and updates, see:
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/ji3dst
EU-009. Dave, MM0EAX, will be active from the Orkney Islands (main island) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/12-HRs entry. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or direct.
EU-009. Steve, MM0SJH, will be active from the Orkney Islands (main island) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/12-HRs entry. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or direct.
EU-010. Members of the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society will be active as GM4AGG/p from North Uist Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Mult-Op/Island/Low-Power entry. Operators mentioned are Ah/GM4TOQ, Ross/GM7WED, Eugene/G0VIQ, Campbell/2M0RRO and Craig/MM6YUJ. QSL via direct or RSGB Bureau.
EU-014. Robert, S53R, will be active as TK/S53R from Corsica during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. Activity will only be during the first 12 hours with very limited antennas; 40/20/15m. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-016. Operators Nicolo/IZ6TSA, Raffaele/IZ6CRK, Andrea/IK6VXO, Italo/IK6JNH and Salvatore/IK8UND will be active as 9A8DV from Drvenik Veli Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via IK6VXO.
EU-025. Vincenzo, IT9CHU, will be active from Sicily during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/Assisted/ Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or the info on QRZ.com.
EU-029. Erich, HS0ZLS/HB9FIH, will be active as OZ/HS0ZLS from Lolland Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single- Op/CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.
EU-034. Igor, ES0IA, will be active from Kassaar Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/ Low-Power/12-HRs entry. QSL via ES0IA by the Bureau.
EU-067. Flavio, IW2NEF, will be active as SV8/IW2NEF from Naxos Island (GIOTA SAS-077, MIA MG-075) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power/12-HRs entry. Activity out- side of the contest will be holiday style on the HF bands. He usually will be using an Yaesu FT-857 into a fishing rod antenna at 10 meters. QSL via IK2DUW, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-077. Operators Miguel/EC1DJ, Javier/EC1CSV, Vicente/EA1RD, Sergio/ EA1DZ, César/EA1GHH, EA1CVP and Toni/EA3GWZ will be active as ED1W from Salvora Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via EC1CSV, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-080. Members of the Batea Dx Group team will be active as ED1K from Ons Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi-Op/Island entry. Operators mentioned are Nacho/EA1ND, Juan/EA1NK, Pablo/EA1NL, Aki/EA1HV, Enrique/EA1AJV, Leo/EA1DGL, Alfredo/EA1FBU and Bernardo/EC1DD. 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-084. Rune, SM5BAX, will be active as SM0S from Ornoe Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via SM5BAX.
EU-084. Mel, SM0MPV, will be active as SK0HS/0 (the Hässelby Strand's Sea Scout group's callign) from Blido Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/SSB-Mode/ Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or by the Bureau.
EU-087. Adde, SM0SHG, will be active as SB3X from Klosan Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/DXpedition entry. Activity outside of the contest will be holiday style on the HF bands. Equipment used will be an Elecraft KX3, Expert 1K-FA (running about 4-500w) and vertical from Lannabo Radio (5-band). QSL via LoTW. Adde states, "If you want a QSL from EU-087, please use Clublog's Online QSL Request Service. Direct QSLs are 2.00 USDs and will be sent as soon as possible. QSLs via the Bureau are free and will be sent out when time permits.
EU-099. Alain, F5JTV, F6KOP's President, reports, "The Jersey Coast Guards has cancelled the permission given to the KOP team, F6KOP, to go for the IOTA contest to the Minquiers Archipelago, EU-099. Sorry but without an alternative plan, we will stay at home."
EU-110. Operators Boris/S53BB, Goran/S55OO, Boris/S53CC and Marko/S50P will be active as 9A/S50C from Levan Island (CI-186) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via S50C. LAST MINUTE NEWS: "canceled due to the weather forcast".
EU-136. Janez, S53V, will be active as 9A8CV from Krk Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via eQSL.
EU-169. (Update) Alfredo, IK7JWX, and a team of operators will go on their third Italian IOTA DXpedition. Their next operation will be to Sazan Island (M.I.A. MA-01, ARLHS ALB-04 + 19 + 20, ILLW L-028, WW Loc JN90PM) and they will be active as ZA0I between September 2-9th. Activity will be on all bands including 30/17/12/6m using CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY. This will also be an all time new one for the WFF award - ZAFF-010: "Karaburun-Sazan" proclaimed in 2010, is the only national marine park of Albania. QSL Manager for Italy is IK7JWX; for the world is IK2DUW. Look for updates and other details on QRZ.com.
EU-170. Operators Alex/OK1RS and Ondrej/OK1CDJ will be active as 9A/OK1RS from Pag Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as Multi-Op/Low-Power entry. They will use wire antennas. QSL via OK1RS.
EU-170. Ivo, 9A1AA, will be active as 9A1AA/p from Pag Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as Single-Op/Mix-Mode/ IOTA/Assisted/Low-Power/12-Hrs entry. QSL via LoTW or by he Bureau.
EU-179. A Ukraine team (members of UCC) consisting of Leonid/UT2II, Yaroslav/UR7CQ and Valery/UT7CR will be going on radio expedi- tion to theIsland of Berezan in the Black Sea to participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest between July 24-26th. They will be active in the competition using the callsign UZ2I/p. Before and after the IOTA contest, operators will be active on HF and VHF, CW, SSB and FM using their personal callsigns: UT2II/p, UR7CQ/p and UT7CR/p. Island of Berezan reference numbers: WW.Loc KN56QO, according to the program "Islands of Ukraine" UIA BS-002, URDA NI-07, "Lighthouses of Ukraine" ULA-009, LH ARLHS UKR-035. The island is part of the historical and archaeological reserve "Olivia" of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
NA-026. Operators Mike/N2GC and Leo/KD2FIX will be active as N2GC from Long Island, NY, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2GC.
NA-036. Gabor, VE7JH, will be active from the VE7UF's contest station on Vancouver Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/24-HRs entry. QSL via VE7JH.
NA-046. Howard "Howie", K1VSJ, will once again be active from Martha's Vineyard during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home call- sign, direct or by the Bureau.
NA-083. Jeff, N3JS, will be active as K4P from Chincoteague Island (USI VA002S) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Island/12-HRs entry. K4P will be active between July 23rd and August 1st, in honor of Chincoteague's 90th Annual Pony Swim. Activity during the contest will primarily be on 40, 20, and 15 meters SSB. Before and after the RSGB IOTA Contest, K4P will also be active on PSK31, JT65/JT9, and possibly CW, on 80, 40, 30, 20, and 15 meters. QSL via N3JS.
NA-169. Waadah Island will (hopefully) be operated from during the RSGB IOTA Contest as W7T. This Waadah Island DXpedition is subject to obtaining permission from the Makah Nation Tribal Counsel. Operators Darryl/WW7D and Yuri/N3QQ will attempt to land on Waadah Island and operate in the IOTA Contest and maybe slightly beyond. They state, "Our schedule is tight: The Counsel meeting is at 1:30PM and the contest starts at 5 PM PDT Friday, July 24, 2015. We will request permission in person in Neah Bay. If permission is not granted we may go home or participate in the contest from NA-065, weather permitting. For Contest QSOs no QSL is required, simply E-mail your log to: iota.logs@rsgbcc.org For after the contest QSOs or WARC bands contacts, QSL via N7RO."
OC-139. Rob, VK4AAC, will once again be active as VK4AAC/5 from Kangaroo Island (WLOTA 0869) between now and August 25th. Activity will be on 40/20 meters SSB. Rob will be using a dipole and 100w for all HF bands. Also, look for him to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). Rob will also try to activate Flinders Chase National Park (WWFF VKFF-173), Dudley CP (VKFF- 809), Kelly Hill CP (VKFF-810) and Vivonne Bay CP (VKFF-811). QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct (see QRZ.com)
OC-150. Adi, YB9GV, will be active from Lombok Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/ QRP entry. QSL via eQSL.
OC-177. Budi, YF1AR, will once again be active as YF1AR/0 from Payung Besar Island, Seribu Islands, and lighthouse (ARLHS IDO-236) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/SSB-Mode entry. He plans to operate with a 43 ft. vertical antenna on top of the lighthouse (40m ASL) with FT 450D with 100w. For 75m the time to look for him is 1100-1300 UTC sunset and 2100-2300 UTC sunrise. QSL via N2OO or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates, see: http://www.yf1ar.com/2015/07/yf1ar0-ido-236-oc-177-payung-besar.html
OC-186. Imam, YB4IR, is now active as YB4IR/2 from Karimunjawa Island until July 30th. 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-186. Operators Agus/YB2TX, Bobby/YC2SBG, Bobby/YB2BBY, Jon/YB2ECG and Udi/YC2PQW will be active as YE2C during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi-Op/Island entry. QSL via direct to YE2C. For more info on the YE2C station, see: http://ye2c.wordpress.com
OC-262. Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/p from Tikus Island in August (dates not listed yet). 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-055. Members of the Radio Club Argentino will activate the special callsign LU4AA/D from the Argentine exclave Martin Garcia Island (ILLW AR 022, WW Loc. GF05VT) in Uruguayan waters (part of the La Plata in Buenos Aires Province) between August 13-18th. Operators mentioned are Francisco/LU1AET, Martin/LU1AMH, Fernando/LU1ARG, Carlos LU1BCE, Fernando/LU2BPM, Nico/LW3DN and Juan/LU8ARI. The team plans to participate in the Inter- national Lighthouse Weekend and the SARTG WW RTTY Contest. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, as well as 6m/2m/70cm, and using CW, SSB, Satellites, SSTV and the Digital modes. QSL by the Bureau or via LU4AA direct. For more details and update, see the Web page at:http://www.lu4aa.org

KH6, HAWAII
Tim, N3QE, will be active as N3QE/KH6 from Kaua'i (OC-019) between July 28th and August 5th. Activity will be holiday style with a focus on the North American CW QSO Party (August 1-2nd). QSL via LoTW.

NH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Koji, JL3RDC, will once again be active as NH0DX from Saipan during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Band or High-Power entry. QSL via JL3RDC direct ONLY (no Bureau).

NH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Operators Toshiaki/JR2UYE, Miho/JJ2VLY and Yutaka/ JQ2GYU will be active as NH0J from the commemorative J-Tinian Radio Space Club station onTinian Island (OC-086) between August 8-13th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via JJ2VLY direct or LoTW. Log is expected to be uploaded to ClubLog during their activity. Look for possible updates at:
http://jq2gyu.blogspot.jp
OY, FAROE ISLANDS
Rene, DL2JRM, Rene, will be active as OY/DL2JRM from the Faroe Islands (EU-018) between August 7-10th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using mostly CW. QSL via DL2JRM, by the Bureau or direct.

PJ4, BONAIRE
Operators John/K4BAI, Jeff/KU8E and Randy/W8FN will be active as PJ4A from the "PJ4G Radio House" on Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) during CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-Single entry. The team will be on the island between November 25th and December 1st. Outside the contest operators will be active as PJ4/homecall. QSL PJ4A, PJ4/K4BAI and PJ4/KU8E via K4BAI. QSL all others via their home callsigns. Check out the "PJ4G Radio House" at:
http://www.pj4g.com

PROJECT DX15 (Press Release - RSGB Young Members' DXpedition to Wales) [edited]
The Radio Society of Great Britain's Youth Committee is running a Kenwood-sponsored Youth DXpedition next week, from July 23-30th. They will be active as MC0RYC from the Brecon Beacons in Wales on all bands HF through VHF, including satellite operations.
This is the first RSGB young person’s DXpedition and, throughout the week, they will be taking part in an array of activities including operating SOTA summits Pen-y-fan (SOTA reference GW/SW-001) & Waun-Fach (SOTA reference GW/SW-002). Dependent on the weather, SOTA activations will be taking place on the following dates and times:
Saturday, July 25th ­ afternoon
Sunday, July 26th ­ afternoon
Tuesday, July 28th ­ noon UTC
Wednesday, July 29th ­ noon UTC
As well as having fun, the young Members will learn to be competent and confident radio amateurs through a range of other activities including ARDF, antenna-building workshops and encouraging good radio operation.
You can support them by:
* Following their progress on Twitter @theRSGByouth
* Working the first RSGB Youth DXpedition in the UK ­ they will keep you updated on frequencies via Twitter and the DX spots
* Listening for the call sign MC0RYC during the IOTA Contest over the weekend July 25-26th. Please work the young team if you can, so they can experience the full flow of a big contest.
A special QSL card will be available for those who wish to receive one, both direct and via the Bureau. The team is keen to encourage responsible QSLing and OQRS will be available via Club Log.
DX15 has been made possible by generous sponsorship from Kenwood as principal sponsor and other prime sponsors SOTA, the RCF and the RSGB Legacy Fund.
They have a dedicated email address set up for the DXpedition if you have any questions or would like to set up a sked: m0ryc@rsgb.org.uk

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 27th- August 2nd)

 Jul/27th AN      Jul/30th  AN      Aug/01st  AN
 Jul/28th AN      Jul/31st  HN      Aug/02nd  AN
 Jul/29th AN


   SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
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    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.

QSL INFO AND NEWS
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (July 24th)
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  3Z0RKG via SP6FRF       MM/F5BLC/P via F5BLC      SV8/OK5MM via OK2JS
  4L/DL7ZM via DL7ZM      OU4ZZ via DL4ZZ           SV9/G4DJX via G4DJX
  5P7DJ via DK4DJ         OZ/DF2SD via DF2SD        SW9AA via LZ1PM
  A93JA via KE5JA         P29LL via EA7FTR (d)      T6EU via AK4JK (d)
  CT7/M0GAV via M0GAV     R2015PN via R6DG          TI9/RA9USU via RA9USU
  EA6/OO4O via ON4APU     R2015SV via RM8Y          VE1/DJ8QP via DJ8QP
  JW/RD1AL via RD1AL      RI1PT via R7AA            YP1000LEANY via YO6KNE
  KP2/VA3ROX via VE3OP    S79EA via JE1CKA          YP90IARU via YO3KAA
  KP2/VE3OP via VE3OP     SK5CG via SM0BYD          ZW8K via PS8HF
  LZ100AJ via LZ1KSP      SN82LOT via SP1PMY
  MC0RYC via M0RYC        SP/ES2TT/P via ES2TT
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only
DON'T WASTE YOUR QSLS!! It has been brought to OPDX attention that QSLs sent via the 4th Area QSL Bureau to Carl, WC4H, do not get answered. He will only accept requests with SASE with sufficient postage, etc. His Web page on QRZ.com confirms he wants no (zero) cards via the Bureau. The 4th Area QSL Bureau Manager informs that he get 15-20 cards each and every month for Carl, and has finally given up trying to get him to take the QSLs. He won't even send any envelopes to the Bureau for his callsign. The Bureau Manager states that he is even seeing 2nd and 3rd requests sent to Carl, so don't waste your QSLs.
QSL Manager for K2B (Virginia) in the recent 13 Colonies event is via Nick, KK4ODQ.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4Z5MU, HB9CVQ, S79HN, and ZF2BH
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: JT1CO, PJ4NX, PQ0T, TT8CY, VO1BHK/HC8, YB8RW/p and YB8RW/3
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4K9W, 5H3EE, 5V7BD, 5W0UU, DL7DF/6W, 6Y6N, B3/DL8UI, BW3/DJ3KR, CT9/DJ0IF, CT9/DL3KWR, DL2014DKT, DQ70ELBE, DR50RRDXA, EA8/DJ9BN, HB0/DL5YM, J6/DL7VOG, J78GU, RD0L, SW3JH, T30D, TC2BC, V5/DK1CE, V5/DL3DXX, V55V, YB9/DL7UVO and ZL2IO

TI9, COCOS ISLAND
Dima, RA9USU, is now active as TI9/RA9USU from Cocos Island, since early last week and will be there for only a few more days (possibly July 25th or later). This is not a DXpedition and Jorge, TI2HMJ, is there with him. Both operators are there helping island staff update/ renew vital communications so activity is dependent on free time. Dima is mainly the operator on the air using mostly CW. Jorge has been on the air, but very little and operating SSB. As this was being written/updates, activity has been on 40/30/20 meters. QSL TI9/RA9USU via UA3DX.

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS
Henning, OZ1BII, will once again be active as ZF2EE from George Town, Cayman Islands (NA-016), between August 7-9th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including the 30/17/12m bands and mainly CW using an Elecraft K3 w/100w into Cushcraft R6 vertical and a 110 ft Long Wire. He plans to be in the Worked All European DX CW Contest as Single-Op/All- Band/Low-power entry from the ZF1A clubstation. He plans to work non-EU stations before and after the contest. QSL via OZ1BII, by the Bureau or LoTW. For more details and updates, visit:

http://www.oz1bii.dk

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        The following stations are expected to be active in the
                   RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th, 2015)
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       Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2015 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/iota2015.html  (By Callsign)
              http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotad2015.html (By DXCC Entity)
              http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotai2015.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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5P2I/p        Denmark     EU-172 Endelave     LoTW; QSL via OZ1BII (B)
9A/DK3QZ      Croatia     EU-170 Kaprije
9A/OK1RS      Croatia     EU-170 Pag          OK1RS
9A/OM2FY      Croatia     EU-136 Rab          OM2FY
9A/OM5AW      Croatia     EU-136 Cres         OM2FY
9A/S50C (Cancelled) Croatia EU-110 Levan      S50C
9A1AA/p       Croatia     EU-170 Pag          (L/B)
9A8CV         Croatia     EU-136 Krk          (e) 
9A8DV         Croatia     EU-016 Drvenik Veli IK6VXO
9A8RR         Croatia     EU-016 Vis          OM2VL
9A8ZRS        Croatia     EU-090 Palagruza Vela S57L (B/d)
A92AA         Bahrain     AS-002 Bahrain      A92AA
B7/BA4TB      China       AS-094 Hainan       BA4TB
BD3QW         China       AS-134 Yuetou       BD3QW
BD3QZ         China       AS-134 Yuetou       BD3QZ
BO0K          Taiwan      AS-102 Kinmen       BO0K
BV9A          Taiwan      AS-103 Penghu       BV2KI
BV0TW         Taiwan      AS-020 Taiwan       BU2BF
CE7KF         Chile       SA-018 Chiloe       CE7KF
CR2W          Azores      EU-175 Graciosa     LoTW; QSL via HB9CRV (B)
CR5CW         Portugal    EU-145 Culatra      CT7ACG
DA0T/p        Germany     EU-129 Usedom       DL7AT; QSL via (DARC-B/d)
DG8HJ/p       Germany     EU-128 Fehmarn      DG8HJ; QSL via (DARC-B/d)
DH0JAE/p      Germany     EU-129 Usedom       DH0JAE; QSL via (C)
DK3T/p        Germany     EU-042 Amrum
DG1LS/p       Germany     EU-042 Hooge        Home Callsign
DL0SX/p       Germany     EU-042 Hooge        Home Callsign
DN2SX/p       Germany     EU-042 Hooge        Home Callsign
DN7OMB/p      Germany     EU-042 Hooge        Home Callsign
DO7OMB/p      Germany     EU-042 Hooge        Home Callsign
DL5KUD        Germany     EU-057 Ruegen       DL5KUD (B)
DL0KWH/p      Germany     EU-129 Usedom       DL0KWH (B)
DR0F          Germany     EU-127 Neuwerk      DM4DL; QSL via (DARC-B/d)
E27EK/p       Thailand    AS-107 Samet        E27EK
E50A   South Cook Islands OC-013 Rarotonga    E50A (d)
EA6/OO4O Balearic Islands EU-004 Majorca      LoTW; QSL via OO4O (B)
ED1K          Spain       EU-080 Ons          EA1NK 
ED1M          Spain       EU-142 Mouro        EA1DR
ED1W          Spain       EU-077 Salvora      EC1CSV
ES8/YL1ZX     Estonia     EU-178 Kihnu        YL1ZX
ES0IA         Estonia     EU-034 Kassaar      ES0IA
ES0U          Estonia     EU-034 Muhu         ES2DJ (B)
F/G4BJM/p     France      EU-064 Noirmoutier
F6KOP (Cancelled) France   EU-099 Maitresse   F6KOP; QSL via (B/OQRS/d)
FP/N7QT St Pierre & Miquelon NA-032 Miquelon  LoTW; QSL via N7QT (B/d)
FY/F5UII    French Guiana SA-020 Royal        F5UII; QSL via (B/d)
G4ALE/p       England     EU-120 Isle of Wight G4ALE
G5XV          England     EU-120 Isle of Wight M0OXO
G6LD          England     EU-120 Lindisfarne  G6LD 
G7O           England     EU-120 Isle of Wight GW3SQX
GI5O     Northern Ireland EU-122 Rathlin       GI5O (B); QSL via M5KJM
GJ2A          Jersey      EU-013 Jersey        ON8ZL
GJ6YB         Jersey      EU-013 Jersey        G3SWH; QSL via (B/d)
GM1J          Scotland    EU-092 Tanera Mor    MM0BQI
GM2T          Scotland    EU-008 Tiree         LoTW
GM4AGG/p      Scotland    EU-010 North Uist    GM4AGG (B)
GM4S          Scotland    EU-012 Papa Stour    LoTW; QSL via G3TXF
GM5TO         Scotland    EU-123 Arran         G3PHO
GM7A          Scotland    EU-008 Gigha         GM7AAJ; QSL via (RSGB B/d)
GM7V          Scotland    EU-010 Benbecula     LoTW; QSL via N3SL 
GM9N          Scotland    EU-123 Great Cumbrae LoTW; QSL via GM6NX
GM0LVI/p      Scotland    EU-092 Tanera Mor    LoTW; QSL via GM0LVI (B/d)
GU9V          Guernsey    EU-114 Jersey        ClubLog
GW8K          Wales       EU-124 Holy          MW0DHF
H76W          Nicaragua   NA-212 Farallones de Coseguina KD4POJ
HC8/G8OFQ     Galapagos   SA-004 Isabela       G8OFQ (d)
IA5/IV3LZQ    Italy       EU-028 Elba          IV3LZQ (d)
IC8/DL3NCI    Italy       EU-031 Capri
IC8/IK8TEO    Italy       EU-031 Capri         IK8TEO; QSL via (B/d)
IC8FBU        Italy       EU-031 Capri         IC8FBU (B)
IF9/IT9BXR    Italy       EU-054 Favignana     IT9BXR
IH9YMC      African Italy AF-018 Pantelleria   (e)
IJ7V          Italy       EU-073 San Pietro    IK7IMO
IQ3ME/p       Italy       EU-131 Lido          IQ3ME (B)
IM0/I0PNM     Italy       EU-165 San Pietro    I0PNM (d)
IS0/OM2TW     Sardinia    EU-024 Sardinia      OM2FY
IT9MUO        Italy       EU-025 Sicily        LoTW
IT9CHU        Italy       EU-025 Sicily        LoTW; QSL via IT9CHU (d)
IT9RZU        Italy       EU-025 Sicily        LoTW; QSL via IT9RZU (d/B)
IV3CTT/p      Italy       EU-130 Santa Maria di Barbana IV3CTT (B)
J49G          Crete       EU-187 Crisi         LoTW; QSL via SV9GPV
JI3DST/5      Japan       AS-200 Shodo         JI3DST; QSL via (d/B)
K1VSJ         USA         NA-046 Martha's Vineyard K1VSJ; QSL via (B/d)
K4P           USA         NA-083 Chincoteague  N3JS
K5KUA/5       USA         NA-143 Galveston     K5KUA; QSL via (B/d)
KP3Z          Puerto Rico NA-099 Puerto Rico   N4AO
LA4C          Norway      EU-055 Utsira        LA4C
LA7XK         Norway      EU-061 Spjaeroy      LA7XK
LZ0I          Bulgaria    EU-181 Sveti Ivan    LZ1BJ
MM3T          Scotland    EU-123 Bute          MM3T
MM8C          Scotland    EU-059 Hirta         G4DFI
MM0EAX        Scotland    EU-009 Mainland      LoTW; QSL via MM0EAX (d/e)
MM0SJH        Scotland    EU-009 Mainland      LoTW; QSL via MM0SJH (d/e)
MM0TFU/p      Scotland    EU-123 Isle of Arran LoTW; QSL via MM0TFU (d)
N2GC          USA         NA-026 Long          LoTW
N4YLC/C6A     Bahamas     NA-001 Great Exuma   LoTW 
OG5A          Finland     EU-140 Nuokot        OH5AD; QSL via (B/d)
OH1TD         Finland     EU-096 Korpo         LoTW; QSL via OH1TD
OH5TS         Finland     EU-140 Kuorsalo      OH5TS
OZ/DO6EBB     Denmark     EU-125 Fano          DO6EBB
OZ/DL2JRM     Denmark     EU-172 Hjarno        DL2JRM
OZ/DL5CW      Denmark     EU-172 Hjarno        DL5CW
OZ/DL8MF      Denmark     EU-172 Samso         DL8MF; QSL via (B/d)
OZ/HS0ZLS     Denmark     EU-029 Lolland       LoTW
OZ/ON7JA      Denmark     EU-172 Fyn           ON7JA
OZ4CG         Denmark     EU-030 Bornholm      LoTW
OZ8A          Denmark     EU-029 Raagoe        OZ8A (B)
OZ9IC         Denmark     EU-125 Romo          DH1FY; QSL via (B/d)
OZ0FR         Denmark     EU-029 Mon           DL2VFR
PA/OQ4T       Netherlands EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland LoTW; QSL via ON4TO (B)
PA5TT         Netherlands EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland PA5TT
PP5VX         Brazil      SA-027 Sao Francisco LoTW; QSL via PP5VX (B/d)
PX8K          Brazil      SA-042 Caviana de Fora PY8WW OQRS
PW2G          Brazil      SA-071 Ilha dos Gatos LoTW; QSL via PY2LCD (B/d)
R3RRC/0     Russia (Asia) AS-082 Brusneva      ClubLog
RA0FF       Russia (Asia) AS-018 Sakhalin      RA0FF 
RI1PC     Russia (Europe) EU-160 Chaichiy      ClubLog
RI0NZ       Russia (Asia) AS-066 Popova        UA0LCZ; QSL via (B/d)
S53V          Croatia     EU-136 Krk           eQSL
SB3X          Sweden      EU-087 Klosan        LoTW
SD7B          Sweden      EU-138 Flakskar      LoTW; QSL via ClubLog
SF2X/p        Sweden      EU-135 Ledskar       SM5EFX; QSL via (B/d)
SK0HS/0       Sweden      EU-084 Blido         (L/B)
SM5CKV/p      Sweden      EU-177 Harstena      LoTW
SM0S          Sweden      EU-084 Ornoe         LoTW 
SN1D          Poland      EU-132 Wolin
SN0RX         Poland      EU-132 Wolin
SV5/ON4BCV/p  Dodecanese  EU-001 Karpathos     ON4BCV; QSL via (B/d)
SV5/RD1AP     Dodecanese  EU-001 Rhodes        RD1AP; QSL via OH2FUW
SV8/IW2NEF    Greece      EU-067 Naxos         IK2DUW
SV8/SV1EJD    Greece      EU-067 Syros         SV1EJD
SV9/G4DJX     Crete       EU-015 Crete         LoTW
TK/S53R       Corsica     EU-014 Corsica       S53R
TM15YEU       France      EU-064 Yeu           LoTW; QSL via F4FVI (B/d)
UZ2I/p        Ukraine     EU-179 Berezan       UT2II 
VA2SG         Canada      NA-128 Ile aux Coudres VA2SG
VE7JH         Canada      NA-036 Vancouver     VE7JH
VK4AAC/5      Australia   OC-139 Kangaroo      VK4AAC
VY2TT         Canada      NA-029 Prince Edward K6LA
W2IY          USA         NA-055 Mount Desert  W2IY; QSL via (B/d)
W4O           USA         NA-067 Ocracoke
WB8YJF/4      USA         NA-067 Ocracoke      WB8JYF
XM2I          Canada      NA-128 Ile aux Grues LoTW; QSL via VE2CQ
XR1T          Chile       SA-069 Santa Maria   CE3OP
YB4IR/2       Indonesia   OC-186 Karimunjawa
YB9GV         Indonesia   OC-150 Lombok        eQSL
YC8ROP        Indonesia   OC-210 Sangihe       LoTW
YE2C          Indonesia   OC-186 Karimunjawa   YE2C (d)
YE3IOTA       Indonesia   OC-237 Sempu         YB3MM; QSL via (B/d)
YF1AR/0       Indonesia   OC-177 Payung Besar  N2OO; QSL via YF1AR OQRS 
YJ0GA         Vanuatu     OC-035 Efate         LoTW; QSL via ZL3GA (B/d)
YP1H          Romania     EU-191 Fericirii
ZL2DD/p       New Zealand OC-201 Rakino        LoTW; QSL via ZL2DD (d)
ZL3TE/p       New Zealand OC-201 Rakino        LoTW; QSL via ZL3TE (d)
ZV1M          Brazil      SA-029 Jurubaiba     LoTW; QSL via PY1MT (B/d)
ZW8K          Brazil      SA-025 Santa Isabel  eQSL

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