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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1374
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1374
July 30, 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, N1DG, NJ1Q & W1AW, K3ZJ, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K5GS,
K8GI, K8YSE, KT8D, NE8Z, W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News
Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les
Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM &
50 MHz DX News, Pete Rayer & ISWL, Sixitalia Weekly, VA2WA, VE2EBK and
VA3RJ & ICPO 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, 20th/July, through Friday, 27th/July there were 202
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5T, 5W, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2,
9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y,
CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9,
EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G,
GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HS,
HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, K, KG4, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL,
KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX,
OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PY0F, R1FJ, S0, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV,
SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN,
UR, V2, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP9, VR, VU,
XE, XW, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF,
ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
First Worry Later".
4U1UN (WHAT'S THE ISSUE?). The "DX-World.net" Web page has an interesting
article by James, K2QI, current President of UNARC/4U1UN, on why the
4U1UN United Nation station is not on the air. Article can be found at:
9H, MALTA (Correction). Operators Alan/G3XSV, Robin/G3TKF (not G3TXF)
and Mark/ G4AXX will be active as 9H6YB from Malta (EU-023) during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Single/24-Hrs entry. QSL via
G3SWH. The team is expected to be active before the contest starting July
25th, and sign as 9H3XSV, 9H3TKF and 9H3AXX. They will go QRT after the
contest. QSL routes are not available at this time.
CR2/CT8, AZORES. Operators Oleg/YL3JM and Serge/R7KW will be active as
CT8/YL3JM and CT8/R7KW, respectively, from Sao Miguel Island (EU-003)
during the end of July. Oleg will be active as CR2S during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/CW-Mode/Low-Power entry.
After the contest, Serge is planning few days of activity from the Portugal
mainland as CT7/R7KW. Paper QSLs for CR2S, CT7/R7KW, CT8/R7KW, CT8/YL3JM
are via K2PF direct or OQRS Direct/Bureau on ClubLog.
GD9, ISLE OF MAN. Mark, M0DXR, will be active as GD9W from the Isle of
Man during this year's CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-
OP/Single-Band (20m)/Unassisted/High-Power entry. QSL via M0DXR.
HC8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. Alfredo, HC1HC, will operate as HC1HC/8 from Santa
Cruz Island (SA-004) in the Galapagos Islands between August 7-10th. His
activity will mainly be on the 30/17/12 meters, possibly 6 meters, using
FT8 and CW. He may try to use the WSJT-x DX-pedition mode. His equipment
will be an Elecraft KX3 into a Buddipole running a QRP station. QSL via
NE8Z (no Bureau/no LoTW). Alfredo prefers to receive QSL cards.
AS-065. A team of operators will be active as RT65KI from Chukotka,
Idlidlya Island (RDA: CK-08, RRA: RR-11-06, RLHA: RLA-035,
WLOTA?: LH-2266), Asiatic Russia, in the Chukchi Sea Coast
East Group. Details will be forthcoming. QSL via UA3AKO (OQRS,
direct or by the Bureau). Activity is to commemorate the 25th
anniversary of RRC.
AS-074. Operators Rosli/9M2RHQ, Muhammad/9M2EPX, Ahmad/9W2EZR, Narzi/
9W2NDQ, Mohamad/9W2LUP, Amirul/9W2PQS and Muhammad/9W2ZOW will
be active as 9M2SDX from Pulau Indah (Indah Island), West
Malaysia, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a
Multi-Single/Island-DXpedition entry. QSL via 9M2SDX.
AS-150. Members of the Ji Nan Amateur Radio Assciation (JNARA) will
be active as BY4JN from Lingshan Island during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 28-29th), as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry.
QSL via BI4IIZ.
EU-010. Members of the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society will be
active as GM4AGG/p from Barvas, Island of Lewis, Scotland,
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Mult-Op/
Island-DXpedition/24-Hrs/Low-Power entry. Operators mentioned
are Ah/GM4TOQ, Ross/GM7WED, Sam/GM4BGS, Jack/GM4COX and MM6VWH.
QSL via direct or RSGB Bureau.
EU-016. Italo, IK6JNH, will be active as 9A8DV from Drvenik Veli
Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-
Op/All-Band/SSB-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via IK6VXO.
EU-034. Igor, ES0IA, will be active from Kassaar Island during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/
Fixed-Island/Low-Power/12-HRs entry. QSL via ES0IA by the
EU-057. Jo, DL5KUD, will be active from Ruegen Island (German Island
Award: O-07, WLOTA: LH 1712. DOK: V01) during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 28-29th) as Single-Op/CW-Mode/12-Hrs/Low-Power
entry. QSL via ClubLog.
EU-096. Tony, OH1TD, will be active as OH1TD from Korpo Island during
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/
12-Hrs entry. QSL via LoTW, or via his home callsign by the
Bureau or direct. Tony will be on the island until September 1st.
EU-110. Marcus, DL3NCI, will be active as 9A/DL3NCI from Porer Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/CW-
Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-120. Members of the Newbury and District Amateur Radio Society
(NADARS) will once again be active as G5XV from Isle of Wight
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th), as a Multi-2/
Island-DXpedition/Mixed-Mode/24-Hrs/High-Power entry. Operators
mentioned are John/G3VPW, David/G3KLH, Richard/G3ZGC, Ray/G4FON,
Colin/M0DDT, Steve/M0SEL, Matteo/M0TKM, George/2E0FEC and
Rob/G4LMW. QSL via M0OXO.
EU-120. Russell, G5XW, will be active from Isle of Wight during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/12-Hrs
entry. QSL via the RSGB Bureau.
EU-121. (Correction/Not EU-147) Operators Bernard/G3SHF, Carsten/G0SYP,
Tom/M0DCG, Pete/M1PTR and Kieron/EI6KP (M5KJM) will be active
as EJ6KP from Aranmore Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Island-DXpedition entry. QSL via
LoTW, via IRTS or RSGB.
EU-135. Operators Per/SM2MTR, Daniel/SA2KNG, Peter/SA2BLV and Mats/SA2AWO
will be active as SK2T from Norrbyskar Island during the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Single/Island-DXpedition/
Low-Power entry. QSL via SK2AT.
EU-136. Jozef, OM5AW, will be active as 9A/OM5AW from Losinj Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/
Mixed-Mode/Island-DXpedition/12-Hrs/Low-Power entry. QSL via
EU-136. Kordic, 9A4KJ, will once again be active as 9A1RAB from Rab
Island (CI-098) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th)
as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/Fixed/Low-Power entry. QSL via
9A2EU or by the Bureau.
EU-172. Robert, PD7RB, will be active as OZ/PD7RB from Fyn Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/
20/10m-only/SSB-Mode/12-Hrs/Low-Power entry. QSL via PD7RB.
EU-181. Operators Krassimir/K1LZ, Nikolay/LZ1NK, Dechko/LZ1QV, Boyko/
LZ1QN, Georgi/LZ1ZF, Nasko/LZ3YY, Angel/LZ4AE, Roman/RN5M and
Adi/S55M will be active as LZ0I from Sveti Ivan Island (WLOTA
0121, ARLHS BUL-022, WCA LZ-00164, BHS BU-14, WWFF LZFF-0489)
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Single
entry. QSL via LZ0I (by the QRZ.com address) or by the Bureau
to LZ1BJ. For more information about the island can be read here
English - http://bulgariatravel.org/en/object/345/Ostrov_Sveti_Ivan
Russian - http://bulgariatravel.org/ru/obyekt/345/Ostrov_Sveti_Ivan
NA-014. Mike, VE9AA/VE1TTT/VO1TTT, will be active as VE9AA from Deer
Island, NB, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a
Single-Op/CW-Mode/Part-Time (Saturday only)/Low-Power entry.
QSL via VE3IKV.
NA-058/ Jeff, KU8E, will be active as W4AN from two different QTHs
NA-138. during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op
entry. For the first 5 hours he will be active from Amelia
Island (NA-138), FL, signing W4AN/NA138. Then he will drive
to Jekyll Island, GA (NA-058), and sign KU8E/NA58 sometime
Saturday afternoon. QSL via K4BAI.
NA-128. (QSL Correction) Look for members of the "NA-128 Contest Group"
to once again be active as CK2I from Isle-aux-Grues (FN47),
Quebec, Canada, between July 27-29th. Activity will be holiday
style. They plan to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th)
as a Multi-Single entry. Look for a few FT-8 QSO before the
contest to check the antennas. QSL via VE2EBK (direct) and LoTW.
NA-128. Jean, VE2VIA, will be active from Ile-aux-Coudres during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode entry.
QSL via his home callsign.
OC-186. Adhi, YB3MM, will be active as YB3MM/2 from Karimunjawa Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). He states, "Will
start several hours before start of contest and will finish on
following local morning. Low power 40-15 meter bands." QSL via
Clublog's OQRS, direct, by the Bureau or via QSL Manager IZ8CCW.
OC-042. Operators Stein/LB3RE/DU1, Patrick/4F1PH, Gerhard/DV1PPC,
John/DV1LFB, Jude/4I1JAA, Aimee/4I1MEE and 4I1RV will be
active as DZ1PUP (the Polytechnic University of the Phil-
ippines Radio Engineering Circle callsign) from Luzon Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/
Low-Power entry. QSL via 4F1PH.
SA-046. Operators Lyra/PY7RL, Renner/PY7RP, Benedito/PY7VI, Jemesson/
PY7XC and Fred/PY7ZZ will be active as PW7I from Itamaracá
Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-
Single entry. QSL via PY7RP.
RSGB IOTA Contest 2018 SCOREBOARD AVAILABLE -- Victor, VA2WA, announced
this past week that the RSGB IOTA 2018 Scoreboard's is URL:
He states, "We encourage all the scoreboard users to send score to the
Distributor server link. That will provide your score to be published
on the all currently available scoreboards (on cqcontest.net and
Please read <https://contestonlinescore.com/blog/documents/> for details.
Don't hesitate to contact us at <email@example.com> in case
if you need our assistance with your logger set up. We will be happy to
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......
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For August). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of August 2018:
GX4BJC/A - Operated from Walton-on-the-Naze, in Essex, by Herbie, G6XOU
(/A WAB Square TM22 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
MX1SWL/A - Operator - Not yet allocated. The operator will give details
if heard/worked. (/A WAB Square - ? - England, IOTA EU-005,
ALL QSLs will be handled by Dick, M5DIK - The QSL Manager and NOT the
individual operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club.
All QSL info is on <www.iswl.org.uk> or <www.qrzcq.com> or <www.qrz.com>
or via <www.eQSL.cc>. NO LoTW.
KH1/KH7Z BAKER ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. Don Greenbaum, N1DG, sent out the
following press release on July 27th: Dateline DX is pleased to announce
the final design of the front of our commemorative QSL highlighting both
the history of and the unique nature of the Baker Island National Wildlife
Reserve. Inside you will find the story of colonization, Amelia Earhart
and our operation. (ed. See the QSL at:
OQRS is now open at <https://clublog.org/charts/?c=KH1/KH7Z> and we
expect cards will be in the mail by the beginning of September. Over
25,600 QSL records have been uploaded to LoTW already (as a result of
OQRS orders and donations) with over 19,000 matches.
Lastly, here's a little video to excite you about upcoming presen-
tations at your local DX convention our team will be participating in:
Thank you to all our supporters who helped make the 2018 Baker Island
DXpedition a success.
73, Don, N1DG, Kevin, K6TD, Tom, N4XP, and the whole KH1/KH7Z team
P2, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Puiu, YO5BIM, is currently active as P29VIM from
Port Moresby, and has been there since July 26th. Activity has been on
80/40 meters, but can operate on 160-6 meters using mainly CW and SSB
with Icom IC-706MK2G. Puiu will be in Papua New Guinea until August 13th.
QSL via his home callsign.
PJ7, SINT MAARTEN. Philip, N2HX, will once again be active as PJ7PL from
the Royal Palm's between October 20th and November 4th. Activity will
include operations in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a
Single-Op/Low-Power entry. Outside of the contest, activity will be
holiday style on 30-10 meters using SSB and RTTY, possibly FT8 --
depending on what he brings down. QSL via N2HX or WA1ZAM.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 30th-August 5th).......
Jul/30th AN Aug/02nd HN Aug/04th AN
Jul/31st AN Aug/03rd AN Aug/05th 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> [July 27th]
3Z1K via SP1KRF F/ON4LO/P via ON4LO OH0X via OH2TA
4U1WB via KK4HD GJ3RCV via G4DFI OH1X via OH3RM
5B4AMM via UT5UDX HA/DJ5AA via DJ5AA OK/OM1WS/P via OM1WS
9A/S58Y/P via S58Y HA7A via HA5MK OK5T via OK1VSL
9A/SQ9S via SQ9S HB0/PF5A via PF5A S5/SQ9S via SQ9S
9M4DXX via JA0DMV (d) II2RR via IK2VUC T88LR via JA1LRV
DL/OE7RDI/P via OE7RDI IK2SGL/OA9 via IK2SGL (L) TM2BZH via F6CNM (B)
DL/PA9WOR via PA9WOR (e) IO9Z via IT9DSZ UX7U via UX7UA
E29AJ via HS8JCV LA/OE5YYN/P via OE5YYN UZ3A via UX1AA
EL2EF via NR6M LM0POMOR via LA2K VP8EME via VP8ALJ
EM25URD via UR7UT & (e) MM/F5BLC via F5BLC
F/DF5RF/P via DF5RF MM/F5BLC/P via F5BLC
(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
WRTC Y8 QSL INFO (Do NOT Send Cards). David, K3ZJ, reported the following:
"Because almost everybody of the organizing committee and the volunteers
have a normal life after WRTC, we ask for your patience that all the
QSLing still needs some weeks to be completed. Many thanks.
Paper QSL -- Right now we are preparing a procedure to bring the QSL
cards to you. We will not automatically QSL all QSOs with the Y8 call-
signs with paper cards because it will cause a very high traffic in the
QSL bureau and will create a lot of returning cards. Everybody who wants
to have a paper QSL card, will get one. Therefore we will provide an
easy form on our website where you can tell us your wish for QSL cards.
*Please do not send your paper QSL card via bureau !!*
Electronic QSL -- We will also QSL all Y8 QSOs on LoTW and eQSL."
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4X6GP, A92GR, AH6KO, DK1WI, EA8PX, F4EGA,
HB0/PC5A, HH2AA, JA7NX, KD0JJO/DU7 (OC-129), KH1/KH7Z, LY1G, OX3XR,
P3X, PI4CC, R18CRC, R18TUN, SM6CKU, SM6CMU [No – not a typo – 2 similar
calls], UN7JO, VK7GN, VK9AR (OC-216), XR0YD, YT8A, ZM4G, ZP6CW, ZV5O
and ZW0S (2003, St. Peter/Paul Rocks)
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4B4B, KL7RRC/P (NA-234), TL0A, VO1SO and
WP4AZT (non-qualify for VUCC – grid not specified)
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4S7KKG, 5Q4X (EU-125), 5X2B, 7P8WO, 8J1ME,
8N1T, 8N4HQ, 9M2CNC, A73A, D73G (AS-060), DA0HQ, DM1517L, DR18WRD, DS3CHK,
DS4GKF, DS5OYE, EI100T, EI11WAW, EI33WAW, EI150ITU, EJ3Z, ET3AA, H42NT
(OC-127), HB0/EI1E, HK1MW, HL1AVS, HL2CFY, HL3EFM, HL0WOP, HL16RI, HS0ZV,
K1N, K5D, MD0CCE, OY1OF, PJ4Y, PZ5XX, T41G (NA-093), TJ3PD, VK9/G7VJR,
VK0IR, VP2MKG, YF1AR/4 (OC-204), YF1AR/5 (OC-215), YF1AR/6 (OC-270),
YF1AR/7 (OC-166), YF1AR/8 (OC-272), YF1AR/0 (OC-177) and ZF2DX
RI1, ANTARCTICA. Sergey, R3IW, will be active as RI1ANW from the Novo-
lazarevskaya Station, Antarctica, until March 2019. Activity will be on
various HF bands. QSL via RN1ON or ClubLog's OQRS.
T8, PALAU. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will once again be active as T88PB from the
VIP-Guest Hotel in Koror City, Palau, between August 31st and September
3rd. Activity will be mainly on SSB for the All Asian DX Contest, but he
may try CW on the low bands and possibly FT8 outside of the contest. QSL
via JA0JHQ. For more details and updates, see his Web page at:
VP6D DUCIE ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release, dated July 22nd). [edited]
VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DX-pedition (OC-182) -- Congratulations to the
Baker Island KH1/KH7Z team. Under extremely poor propagation conditions
they put on a excellent DX-pedition. They proved the value of FT8 DX-
pedition mode and gave many ATNOs to the deserving. A hearty WELL DONE
to the Dateline DX Association.
The VP6D – Ducie Island 2018 project is on schedule.
As you may recall, VP6D will use the same Elecraft equipment as KH1/KH7Z.
On July 20th the Baker Island radio equipment was returned to Elecraft for
inspection, testing and refurbishing. Members of the VP6D team will drive
to California the first week of August to prepare the equipment for ship-
ment. We will ship the equipment to New Zealand on about August 15th.
Team member Jacky, ZL3CW, will transfer the shipment to Braveheart.
There's no question that the Baker team had considerable success with
FT8. However, a large percentage of the callers weren't prepared for the
challenges of this new mode. We ask everyone to please read the FT8 DX-
pedition Mode Users Manual at:
It will be in everyone's best interest if callers use the most recent
software version, correctly configure their equipment, call VP6D above
1,000 Hertz and in the correct sequence. If you are unsure of your con-
figuration please seek assistance before calling.
We plan to use Twitter and Facebook to keep the DX community updated
on our progress by sending regular updates from the island. We want to
thank Paul Ewing, N6PSE, and the Intrepid DX Group for the loan of a BGAN
unit, giving us an additional Hughes 9201 unit.
During our stay on the island we will collect soil and plant specimens
for study by the National Antarctic Scientific Centre of Ukraine in their
climate change research. The Pitcairn Island government issued a permit
for the specimens to be collected and removed from the island.
Our current fundraising campaign is underway; you may see the progress
at VP6D.com. We feel fortunate to have received financial grants from 40
DX clubs / foundations and many individuals. At this writing we're at
68% of target with about 3 months before we sail. We anticipate additional
clubs and individuals will help close the gap.
The team is busily working on the project. We'll have some exciting
announcements in future press releases.
73, Team Ducie – 2018
Website: vp6d.com, Twitter and Facebook
Please direct questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following stations are expected to be active in the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th, 2018)
For rules for the contest are available at:
Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2018 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/iota2018.html (By Callsign)
http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotad2018.html (By DXCC Entity)
http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotai2018.html (By IOTA)
Contest DXCC IOTA Island QSL Route-(B)Bureau/(C)ClubLog/
Callsign Entity (e)eQSL/(L)LoTW/(d)direct
5P5CW Denmark EU-172 Aro DL5SE
5P5X Denmark EU-088 Laesoe DD5ZZ; QSL route for IOTA only
9A/DL3NCI Croatia EU-110 Porer DL3NCI
9A/OM2ZZ Croatia EU-170 Vir OM2FY
9A/OM5AW Croatia EU-136 Losinj OM2FY
9A4KJ Croatia EU-136 Rab 9A4KJ (B); QSL via 9A2EU
9A8CV Croatia EU-136 Krk eQSL
9A8DV Croatia EU-016 Drvenik Veli IK6VXO
9H3HZ Malta EU-023 Malta LoTW
9H6YB Malta EU-023 Malta
9M2/IK2PFL West Malaysia AS-073 Perhentian Kecil IK2PFL
9M2SDX West Malaysia AS-071 Indah 9M2SDX
B4/BY1AA China AS-146 Chang (d)
BD4SDX China AS-135 Kaishan (B/d)
BD7YK China AS-094 Hainan BD7PUZ
BV0WPX Taiwan AS-155 Peng ChiaYu BV2KI
BW9W Taiwan AS-155 Peng ChiaYu BV2KI
BY4JN China AS-150 Lingshan BI4IIZ
CK2I Canada NA-128 Ile aux Grues LoTW
CR2S Azores EU-003 Sao Miguel K2PF (d)
CR3DX Madeira AF-014 Madeira OM2VL
CR5CW Portugal EU-145 Culatra LoTW; QSL via CT7ACG
DG5LAC/p Germany EU-128 Fehmarn DG5LAC
DK3R Germany EU-057 Ruegen DL1KZA
DL5KUD Germany EU-057 Ruegen (C)
DL5KVV/p Germany EU-129 Usedom DL5KVV
DL0KWH/p Germany EU-129 Usedom DL0KWH
DX9EVM Philippines OC-130 Mindanao DX9EVM
DZ1PUP Philippines OC-042 Luzon 4F1PH
E2X Thailand AS-107 Si Chang LoTW
EJ6KP Ireland EU-121 Aranmore LoTW; QSL via EI (B) or G (B)
ES3V Estonia EU-034 Vormsi ES3VI
ES8DJ Estonia EU-178 Ruhnu ES2DJ
ES0IA Estonia EU-034 Kassari
F/OO4O France EU-032 Oleron LoTW; QSL via ON4APU (B)
G5XV England EU-120 Isle of Wight M0OXO
G5XW England EU-120 Isle of Wight RSGB (B)
G6LD England EU-120 Holy None
G7O England EU-120 Isle of Wight G3SQX
G0LKS England EU-120 Holy GM0LKS
GD6NX Isle of Man EU-116 Isle of Man LoTW
GM2T Scotland EU-008 Isle of Tiree LoTW; QSL via GM4UYZ (d/e)
GM4AGG/p Scotland EU-010 Lewis GM4AGG
GM7A Scotland EU-008 Isle of Coll GM7WCO
GM7V Scotland EU-010 Benbecula N3SL
GP6UW Guernsey EU-114 Guernsey G6UW (B); QSL via M0BLF (d)
IF9A Italy EU-054 Favignana
II3Y Italy EU-130 Barbana
II7P Italy EU-091 Pedagne IK7LMX (B)
IJ7V Italy EU-073 San Pietro IK7IMO
IM0/I0PNM Sardinia EU-165 San Pietro I0PNM
IP1T Italy EU-083 Tino IP1T (B); QSL via I1ANP
IQ3ME/p Italy EU-131 Pellestrina IQ3ME; QSL via (B/d)
J49A Crete EU-187 Dia SV9GPV
JA8COE Japan AS-078 Hokkaido JA8COE
JE6HCL/6 Japan AS-036 Iki JE6HCL
JI3DST/1 Japan AS-008 Shikine JI3DST
K1IMI USA NA-137 Bailey LoTW; QSL via N4CW
K2QMF USA NA-026 Long K2QMF
K3Y USA NA-062 Key Vaca LoTW; QSL via WX4TV
K4Z USA NA-067 Great LoTW
K5KUA/5 USA NA-143 Galveston LoTW; QSL via K5KUA
LA4C Norway EU-055 Bokn LoTW; QSL via LA4C (B)
LZ0I Bulgaria EU-181 Sveti Ivan LZ0I (B)
M1K England EU-011 St Agnes M1KTA
M0VPY England EU-120 Holy MM0VPY
MD2C Isle of Man EU-116 Isle of Man (C); QSL via MD0CCE
MD7C Isle of Man EU-116 Isle of Man M0OXO
MJ8C Jersey EU-099 Minkes Reef G4DFI
MM1E Scotland EU-123 Great Cumbrae LoTW; QSL via (C) and MM0GOR (B)
MM2M Scotland EU-123 Arran TBD
MM3T Scotland EU-123 Bute MM3T
MM0JTV/1 Scotland EU-010 Barra MM0JTV
MW0DHF/p Wales EU-124 Holy MW0DHF
MX5A England EU-011 St Mary's LoTW; QSL via (C)
N4MK USA NA-083 Chincoteague (d)
N9EAJ USA NA-055 Deer Isle
OH1TD Finland EU-096 Korpo OH1TD
OH5TS Finland EU-140 Kuorsalo LoTW; QSL via OH5TS (d)
OH8AA Finland EU-126 Selkasarvi
OY1CT Faroe Is EU-018 Faroe OY1CT
OZ/DL5CW Denmark EU-172 Hjarno DL5CW
OZ/PD7RB Denmark EU-172 Fyn PD7RB
OZ2PBS Denmark EU-029 Zealand OZ2PBS
OZ8SW Denmark EU-029 Sjaelland OZ8SW
OZ9V/p Denmark EU-088 Laesoe LoTW
PA/F4FET Netherlands EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland F4FET
PA/ON4IBM Netherlands EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland ON4IBM
PA/ON6QR Netherlands EU-038 Texel ON6QR
PA5TT Netherlands EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland
PA6IOT Netherlands EU-038 Texel ON3UN; QSL via (B/d)
PI4AMF/p Netherlands EU-146 Schouwen Duivenland (C); QSL via PA3EYC
PR2CI Brazil SA-071 Couves LoTW; QSL via PY2AE and (C)
PS1S Brazil SA-077 Santana M0OXO
PW7I Brazil SA-046 Itamaraca PY7RP
R1KRG/p Russia (Europe) EU-147 Bol'shoy Kimalishche R1NU
SD1A Sweden EU-020 Gotland SD1A (B)
SK2T Sweden EU-135 Norrbyskar SK2AT
SM/G3VYI Sweden EU-020 Faro G3VYI
SN0RX Poland EU-132 Wolin SP8BXL
SP7VC/1 Poland EU-132 Wolin SP7VC
SV5/OM6NM Dodecanese EU-001 Kos OM2FY
SV8/OM2FY Greece EU-052 Kefalonia OM2FY
SV9/I3MDU Crete EU-015 Crete I3MDU
TM5F France EU-095 Ratonneau F5SDD
TM6N France EU-064 Noirmoutier LoTW; QSL via F4GYM (B/d/e)
VB1M Canada NA-126 Bon Portage (Outer) VA1YL
VE2VIA Canada NA-128 Ile aux Coudres
VE7NY/7 Canada NA-036 Denman VE7NY
VE9AA Canada NA-014 Deer VE3IKV
VY2TT Canada NA-029 Prince Edward VY2TT
W2IY USA NA-055 Mt Desert W2IY
W2AN/NA58 USA NA-058 Jekyll K4BAI (see IOTA above)
W2AN/NA138 USA NA-138 Amelia K4BAI (see IOTA above)
W4MY USA NA-067 Harkers W4MY
W4UC USA NA-142 Santa Rosa W4UC (d)
WB8YJF/4 USA NA-067 Ocracoke WB8YJF
YB3MM/2 Indonesia OC-186 Karimunjawa (C/d/Bureau) or via IZ8CCW
YV7MAY Venezuela SA-012 Margarita
ZV5O Brazil SA-047 Mel PY5ZD
ZV8FF Brazil SA-072 Canarias ZV8FF
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