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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1361
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1361
April 23, 2018
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent from Strongsville, Ohio
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters
Network, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, WB6Z, K8GI, K8YSE,
W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com,
DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, EI9FBB, ES1CW, F5NQL, F5UFX, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles
DX, G3SWH, GW0ANA, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News,
MW1CFN, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB, S50U, Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ
& ICPO for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 15th/April, through Sunday, 22nd/April there were 225
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 9A,
9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP,
BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2,
D4, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU,
EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW,
H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7,
J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KH2, KH6, KH9, 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, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T5,
T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN,
UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP9, VR,
VU, XE, XT, XU, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6,
ZA, ZB, 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".
3B7A ST. BRANDON DXPEDITION NEWS (Thank You Everyone). I’m writing these
words now the entire team is safe back in Mauritius. Of course our very
first priority has been to give news to our family after 2 weeks without
The team is quite tired after such an intense adventure, but we are
very satisfied. After months of preparation everything goes as planned,
result of so much work and a flawless organization. Of course, we will
study statistics in detail, but we are quite satisfied by the overall
results. Many have been able to log Saint Brandon as a new DXCC. Other
people have filled one or more bands/modes slots. Our team was quite
small with only 8 peoples, for a short duration of 10 days, managing
food, maintenance, and the radio, better say immediately we haven't
We knew propagation was not at his best and it has been confirmed on
the air. All days were different giving various openings. High bands
only gave propagation to Europe, Japan and Africa. The final repartition
of QSO is the perfect reflect of this reality. Our efforts oriented to
the most difficult areas helped to balance the different percentage by
From a global point of view, Europe and Japan had the best conditions
on all bands. Regarding America, we had not to miss any opening and pay
a very special attention to maximize chances. This was one of our main
priority. Daily information from our pilot’s stations helped us to adapt
our strategy and identify some short openings with VK-ZL or SA for example.
We have received so many emails from you. All of them confirm your
satisfaction, thank you so much for these kind words. Like for every
expedition a few of them mention too fast cw, too slow cw, too much rtty,
not enough ft8, missed openings, etc. The most interesting comments will
be part of our debriefing and will help us to improve our strategies for
any possible future project. We have now left Saint Brandon with the
confidence of the “accomplished mission”, accordingly with our announced
After Tromelin and Juan de Nova we have now discovered another great
island. “L’ile du Sud” is home for very important wildlife in the Indian
Ocean. We have been lucky privileged spectators during these few days:
Turtles, Macoua, Sternes, rabbits, etc. We gave a very special attention
so our mission does not disturb wildlife at all by choosing carefully the
location of each antenna or cable, watching at each move around the island.
Our previous experiences have been a great advantage. We have also met some
interesting people on the island: coast-guards, fishermen, a globe-trotter.
Then, certainly the most important point, the team has been incredible
one more time, working like one man, with countless effort from the first
to the very last minute. The human experience has been outstanding and
will remain in our memories. None of us imagine a final end of our team,
but this will certainly be another story...
Our first thanks are of course for our families for their continuous
support. Thanks to all of you for your personal of clubs/foundations
donations, they are a condition to make such projects possible. The quality
of the equipment provide by some sponsors also had a major role to provide
strong signals, reliable setups corresponding with our needs. The SunSDR2
pro by Expert Electronics have really been a game changer for us. All the
team get familiar with them very easily and we cannot imagine a new project
without them, associated with our Modmics provided by PileupDX they were
just perfect. The antenna parts was one more time supported by Spiderbeam.
The different RX systems were by DXengineering, Low Band Systems and Batima.
Then everything was connect by our lightweight high performance coaxial
cables by Messi and Paoloni.
Special thanks also to: F6AGM, LU5FF, ON9CFG, N6PSE, JJ3PRT, F8DQL,
F4DSE, DX AVENUE, K6TU, VOACAP, QSL Concept, Raphael Fishing, E-Sat,
for their support.
This final version of the Log has now being uploaded on clublog as well
as the complete photo album of the expedition. OQRS will soon be open so
you can request your QSL card. We strongly recommend to use this system
for you direct or buro request, we don’t need your paper cards. LOTW will
also be uploaded in the coming weeks.
73’s de F5UFX Seb, for the entire team.
3B7A QRT, VA
3B8, MAURITIUS. Operators Giulio/IW3HVB, Corrado/IK3YBX, Fabio/IZ3IBL
and Vittorio/I3VFJ are now active as 3B8MB from Mauritius Island (AF-049)
until April 27th. Activity is mainly on 144 and 1296 MHz EME. QSL via
IW3HVB. For more details and update, check out:
5U, NIGER. Torbjon, SM7RME, is expected to be active as 5U7R from Niamey.
The length of his stay is not known. Activity will be during his spare
time on various HF bands. QSL via SM7EHU.
5W0 & YJ, SAMOA AND VANUATU. Stan, LZ1GC, will be active from two different
entities later in the year. His tentative schedule is as follows:
September 28th-October 14th -- From Apia, Samoa (OC-097); callsign 5W0GC
October 15th-November 4th -- From Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035),
Vanuatu; callsign YJ0GC
Activity will be on 160-6 meters, with a focus on 160/80m, using CW, SSB
and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details
and updates, see: http://www.c21gc.com
6Y, JAMAICA. Armin, DK9PY, will once again be active as 6Y6N from St.
Elizabeth, Jamaica, between May 23rd and June 6th. Activity will be
holiday style on various HF bands (160-10m) using CW only. He will be
active from Josh's, 6Y5WJ, station, and will participate in the CQWW
WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via his home
8J1, JAPAN (Special Event). Look for special event station, 8J1ITU, to
be on the air from Japan between 1500z, on April 30th, and 1459z, on
May 31st. Activity is to celebrate the anniversary of the foundation of
the ITU (World Telecommunication and Information Society Day - May 17th).
8J1ITU is operated by the Japan ITU Amateur Radio Club during the month
of May every year. This activity counts for Japan Honshu Island (AS-007,
JIIA AS-007-001, WLOTA 2376), as well as Kasumigaura City (Japan JCC#
1430). QSL via the Bureau (JARL) or eQSL.
A5, BHUTAN. YL operators Kay/WA0WOF/A52YLE and Mio/JR3MVF/A52YLM will be
active as A52YL from Dochula Eco Retreat in Bhutan between April 29th
and May 5th. They will be joined by OM operators Junichi/JH3AEF/A52AEF
and Jusei/JA3IVU/A52IVU mainly to help and with limited operating. Activity
will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Suggested
frequencies are around: 3537, 3798, 7100, 10100, 14175, 18118, 21225,
24940, 28850 and 52.00 kHz. QSL A52YL and A52YLE only via WA0WOF or
LoTW. QSL A52YLM via JR3MVF. QSL A52IVU via JA3IVU, by the Bureau or
direct. QSL A52AEF via JH3AEF, by the Bureau or direct.
DAY-ZENIA HAMVENTION NEWS (DX Forum). Details of the SWODXA DX Forum for
the 2018 Day-Zenia Hamvention have been posted. The DX Forum will be in
Room 1 on Saturday, May 19th, between 3:15-5:00 PM (EDT), at the Greene
County Fairgrounds, Ohio. Jay Slough, K4ZLE, will be the moderator. The
scheduled talks this year are:
6O6O - Somalia - by Adrian, KO8SCA
3C1L/3C0L - Equatorial Guinea & Annobon Island - by Yuris, YL2GM
3Y0Z - Bouvet - by Bob, K4UEE
The complete write-up about the above forum talks can be found on the
SouthWest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) Web page at:
The complete list of HamVention Forums for all three days with times and
dates can be found on the HamVention Web page at:
DXCC NEWS. ARRL Field Services and Radiosport Manager Norm Fusaro, W3IZ,
reports that the current 4B4B DXpedition to Revillagigedo has been approved
for DXCC credit.
FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY (Just A Reminder). Operators Rick/AI5P, Barry/N0KV,
Gregory/W0ZA and Jim/WD0E are now active as FJ/AI5P and FJ/N0KV from
Pointe Milou, St. Barthelemy Island (NA-146, Grid Square FK87), until
April 27th. Activity is on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and some
Satellite operations. FJ/N0KV logs will be updated to LoTW while Rick's
logs (FJ/AI5P) will not since he continues to be an analog guy with an
actual key and pen/paper log. Paper QSLs will be available from both
N0KV and AI5P direct and via the Bureau. All U.S. addressees send SASE;
addressees outside the US should send SAE plus 2 USDs for return postage.
Use of ClubLog is not anticipated.
GB0, WALES (Special Event). A special event station, GB0BYL, will operate
digital (including WSPR) and occasional SSB during the period of April
22-28th, inclusive. This commemorates the 32nd anniversary of the Chernobyl
nuclear catastrophe. As well as reminding everyone of this event, John,
MW1CFN, hope as many of you as possible will support the UN-accredited
charity, Chernobyl Children International.
GB4, WALES (Special Event). Members of the Barry Amateur Radio Society
will be active from "Her Majesties Royal Mint" at Llantrisant, South Wales,
UK, signing GB4RME (Royal Mint Experience) between June 1st and 2nd.
PLEASE NOTE: This event is for two days only. The Theme is "Covert Radio
as used in WW2". At the same time the Royal Mint will be releasing a new
British 10p coin showing that legendary "Special Agent 007". Activity will
be on CW, SSB, DATA JT8, plus Satellite operations. QSL via GW0ANA, direct,
by the Bureau, and LoTW. For added infor, see:
Mint Web -- https://www.royalmint.com/the-royal-mint-experience
007 Coin -- https://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/great-british-coin-hunt/silver-proof/bond-silver-proof
H4, SOLOMON ISLANDS (Update). Haru, JA1XGI, will be active as H44XG from
Honiara, Solomon Islands, between June 21-27th. Activity will be limited
due to business/holiday style on 40/30/20/15/10 meters using mainly CW,
sometimes FT8. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog
OQRS or LoTW. For more details and updates, see:
AS-073. Luca, IK2PFL, will once again be active as 9M2/IK2PFL from
Perhentian Kecil Island. This time during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Island-DXpedition entry. Activity
outside of the contest will be holiday style on 30-10 meters
(possibly 40m) with a focus on the 30/17/12 meters using mainly
CW. QSL via IK2PFL, direct or by the Bureau. For more details
and updates, see: http://www.stellemare.eu/wordpress/amateur-radio
AS-201. Operators Ben/DL7UCX and Bernd/DL7VBJ are now active as TA0/DL7UCX
TA0/DL7VBJ from Marmara Island until April 26th. Activity will
be on various HF Bands. QSL TA0/DL7UCX via DL7UCX or LoTW.
QSL TA0/DL7VBJ via DL7VBJ.
AS-201. DX-World team members (Col/MM0NDX, Max/IK8LOV, Björn/ON9CFG)
will undertake their inaugural DXpedition to Buyukada Island,
Turkey, between May 7-11th. Operating as TC0AX, they will be
active holiday style on 80-2 meters, focusing on being happy and
enjoying themselves with a view to contacting as many readers
and friends of DX-World Web site as possible. QSL via M0SDV or
LoTW. Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog.
EU-065. Jérôme, F4HJO, will be active as F4HJO/P from the Island of
Ushant (DIFM AT001) between April 28th and May 4th. Activity
will be on 80-17 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL
via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog or LoTW.
NA-013. Operators Sergey/R4WAA, YL Elena/RC5A, Yan/RZ3FW and Yuri/RM0F,
members of the Russian Robinson Club, will be active as H7/R4WAA,
H7/RC5A, H7/RZ3FW, H7/RM0F and YN4RRC from Big Corn Island
between November 26th and December 26th. Activity will be on
160-10 meters using CW and SSB. Listen for QSL routes.
NA-071. (Update) Members of the V.R.I. Association will be active as
3F6IC from Cebaco Island between May 4-6th. Operators mentioned
are Victor/HP1AVS, Henry/HP1CDW, Enrique/HP1ECA, Roberto/HP1MRA,
Romel/HP8MAK and HP1JGG. Activity will be on 80-10 meters,
including 60 meters (5.357 MHz between 2230-2359z on May 4th
and 5th), and using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via HP1AVS.
PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new <www.iota-world.org> have
decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA
operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX
and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin......
PJ2, CURACAO. Savvas, SV2AEL, will be active as PJ2/SV2AEL from Curacao
Island (SA-099) between May 10-15th. Activity will be on various HF bands.
QSL via his home callsign, direct, LoTW, eQSL or QRZ.com LogBook.
PJ6, ST. EUSTATIUS AND SABA ISLANDS. Operators Claus/DK7KF and Angelo/
DM1AC are now active as PJ6E from Saba Island (NA-145, WW Locator FK87jp)
until April 28th. This is a VHF only operation. QSL via DL9MS. More details
are available on QRZ.com.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (April 23-29th).......
Apr/23rd AN Apr/26th AN Apr/28th AN
Apr/24th AN Apr/27th AN Apr/29th 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.
Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:
A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm
QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF <www.qslinfo.eu> [April 22nd]
4X0BG via (4X-B) GB106TBC via MI0MOD PF2018SLO via PA0MBD
5P0WARD via OZ1ACB (O/N) GB4MDI via GW0ANA PJ4/PB2T via PB2T
5P0WHD via OZ1ACB (O/N) GB80GGCN via G0TOC PY2/IK6OSZ via IK6OSZ (d)
8T4I via VU2MLQ (d/L) HF20PWSZ via SP9TOB S590RTVS via S50E
A61FK via A61BK (d) HS0ZLV via DL8TV SK2T via SK2AT
A71AM via M0OXO (O) II4MAR via IQ4FE SU8WD via SM5AQD
CT9/G3TKK via G3TKK IY0GA via IS0JMA SV8/G4EDG/P via G4EDG (d)
DL/OT6V/P via ON6VI IY7GMB via IK7JVE (d) TA0/DL7UCX via DL7UCX
DM152ZYA via DK4PL IY7M via IZ7XNB TM33UFT via F6ICG
EH8WDX via EA8ED (d/L) J88PI via GW4DVB (d) TM3Y via ON4ZD
EI0CAR via EI4JR K3S via K3LU TZ4AM via W0SA
EI0MAR via EI5EM KM1CC via (W1-B) VK9X/N1YC via W5UE
EI0NMMI via EI6AL M2G via M0OXO (O) VP2ETE via W3HNK & (L)
EM7U via UR7UT or (e) MM2N via MM0GPZ VP8VPC via VP8LP (d)
EO32U via UT2UQ (d) OE100DMA via OE3DMA YO/HA8WX via HA8WX
FJ/AI5P via AI5P OE100XGM via OE5XGM (d) ZM50GW via ZM50GW (O/N)
FJ/N0KV via N0KV & (L) OE18M via OE1WHC ZP9MCE via EA5ZD
GB0CMS via (G-B) OK/DL2DXA via DL2DXA
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau
(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only (N) No QSL needed
(I) No IRC (P) PayPal
LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
5Z4/LZ4NM: Nikolay Peychovski, P.O. Box 45681, Nairobi, 00100, KENYA
7Q7EI QSLS. David, EI9FBB, informs that the 7Q7EI team has completed
the QSL design from their recent 7Q7EI DXpedition to Malawi. These are
being printed right now and they hope to begin mailing early next
month. There are two separate style QSL cards for their operation.
The Sponsors and OQRS directs will all receive a special double folding
QSL card while any Bureau requests will receive a single QSL card.
Both these designs will look great in any collection. To see how to
request your QSL card, go to <http://7q7ei.com/qsl-info>. Remember,
those who sent $20 and above will receive their QSL card sent directly
to them...just send them your QSO details.
9Q5MRC, 9Q5MRC/P, G3MRC/9Q5 AND G3MRC/9U5. QSL Manager Phil Whitchurch,
G3SWH and AD5YS, reports: "I am pleased to announce that I have trans-
ferred all of the old paper logs of the above callsigns to an electronic
format and uploaded them to ClubLog and LoTW. There is also a log search
on my own web site. Paper QSLs can be ordered via the URL below.
As with any such manual transfer, transcription errors are possible.
If you have a QSO that does not appear in the online log, please contact
me and I will do a double check (and amend if necessary).
When Joe became a silent key in early May 2017 his RSGB membership
lapsed. Consequently, please note that, following a decision by the
RSGB QSL bureau not to process outgoing cards for non members, paper
QSLs for this station are ONLY available DIRECT with adequate return
postage or via the OQRS facility on my site <www.g3swh.org.uk>.
Z60A QSLS. It has been reported that Martti Laine, OH2BH, has brought
over 2000 Z60A QSL cards with him to the IDXC in Visalia, California,
on April 17th. On April 18th, members of the Northern California DX
Club, helped Martti seal the envelopes and apply postage. All QSL cards
were mailed to the US on the afternoon April 18th.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4U1ITU, 9G5AR, 9H1AE, 9N1AA, CP4MG, DJ8EW, E70T,
EA3UU, EA5WO, EI2GLB, FJ/N0KV, HZ1FI, J35X, JJ0UAQ, OD5YA, OH5ELO, S92HP,
SM6CKU, TJ2TT, TN5R, UA5D, VE7ACN/VE2 (NA-084), VK2AHE, YO9BLY and Z60A
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: OJ9X, TN5R and Z60A
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!
RSGB 2018 CONVENTION. Bookings for the RSGB 2018 Convention are now open.
The event takes place between October 12-14th, 2018, and there will be
topics to cater for all tastes and at all levels across five lecture
streams. The event also includes a buildathon, a construction competition
and an opportunity to visit the National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park
during the day on Friday, October 12th. AMSAT will be organizing some
of the lectures as the AMSAT Colloquium will be incorporated into the
Convention again this year. To book go to: http://rsgb.org/convention
S590, SLOVENIA (Special Event). Special event station, S590RTVS, has
been active since March 1st and will continue to be active until December
31st. Activity is a special promotional callsign celebrating 90/60 years
of the public institution Radio and Television of Slovenia, and operated
by the members of the Radio Club Cerkno (S50E) and their section Kricac
Ljubljana (S59DRL). QSL via S50E. A special S590RTVS QSL will be confirmed
for each contact via the QSL Bureau in early 2019. The LOG will also be
uploaded to the ARRL's LoTW and CLUBLOG on a regular basis. For more
information, updates and useful links please visit Radio Club Cerkno
(S50E) Web site at: http://www.s50e.si
Also, view QRZ.com for more details.
SV9, CRETE. Seppo, OH1VR, will be active as SV9/OH1VR from Kato Stalos,
Crete (EU-015), between April 26th and May 2nd. Activity will be on
80-10 meters using mainly CW. QSL only direct via OH1VR.
SV9, CRETE. Mek, SP7VC, will be active as SV9/SP7VC from Crete (EU-015)
between April 29th and May 6th. Activity will be on 160-15 meters as
well as 4 meters. QSL via SP7VC, direct, LoTW or PayPal. For possible
updates, watch: http://expedition.sp7vc.pl
VB18, CANADA (Special Event). Members of the Radio Amateurs of Canada
(RAC) and the Maritime Contest Club (MCC) will operate the special event
station, VB18FIFA, to celebrate the 2018 FIFA World Cup of Football
(Soccer) from various locations in Atlantic Canada between June 1st and
July 15th. QSL via LoTW only. NO paper QSL cards! ADDED NOTE: The 2018
FIFA World Cup of Football is being held in Russia and many special
Russian callsigns will be active using "FIFA" or "FWC" in their suffix.
Also, look for R18 prefixes with suffixes representing participating
countries or cities where matches are held. For example, R18ARG honors
Argentina, and R18SWE honors Sweden. For more details, see the ARRL
Web page at:
V4, ST. KITTS AD NEVIS. Alex, W1CDC, will once again be active from St.
Kitts during April 23rd-May 5th, but this time sign as V47CDC. Activity
will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign.
VE, CANADA (Special Event). Look for special event station, VE2SPEED,
to be active between June 8-15th. Activity is to commemorate the Formula
One Grand Prix in Montreal. QSL via VE2JCW.
XW, LAOS. Bruce, 3W3B (HS0ZCY/XU7ADF/XW1B/AA4XR), who lives in Da Nang,
will once again be active as XW4XR from Vientiane between April 23rd and
May 4th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters (possibly 6m) using CW, RTTY
and JT65. QSL via E21EIC and LoTW.
YJ, VANUATU (Reminder). Grant, VK5GR, is now active as YJ0AG from Efate
(OC-035) until April 29th. This is another holiday style DXPedition with
his family. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using mostly the Digital
modes (RTTY, FT8, PSK, Olivia) as well as SSB and some SSTV, possibly CW.
QSL will again be managed by M0OXO through his OQRS service for elec-
tronically requested cards delivered to you either direct or via the
Bureau. QSL via the Bureau go to VK5GR.
ZB, GIBRALTAR. Mike, DF8AN, will be active as ZB2/DF8AN between May
17-21st. Activity will be only on 6m, 4m, 2m and 70cm, using CW and SSB.
QSL via DF8AN, direct or by the Bureau.
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