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DX Bulletin No. 1040
BID: $OPDX.1040
December 12, 2011
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)



Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters
Network, ARRL Letter, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & ARRL DX, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR &
The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, KH6BZF, N7OU, K8GI, K8ND, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m
News), W8IZC, NK0S, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF,
DL7ZZ, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, E73Y, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les
Nouvelles DX, G3XTT, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWX, IZ8EDJ,
JS6RRR, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, 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, 4th-December, through Sunday, 11th-December there were
238 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q,
8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y

A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0,
D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES,
ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ,
GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I,
IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH2, KH6, KL,
KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ,
P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S0, S2, S5, S9, SM,
SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR,
TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK,
VK0M, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU,
XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7,
ZD8, ZF, ZK2, 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" (WFWL).

4S, SRI LANKA. Peter, DC0KK, will once again be active as 4S7KKG from

Sri Lanka (AS-003, WLOTA 0762) between December 11th and March 11th,
2012. Activity will be mainly on CW and the Digital modes. QSL via
DC0KK, by the Bureau or direct (see QRZ.com). LoTW on request. All QSLs
for all QSOs will be sent via the QSL Bureau.

8th IDXC. The 8th International DX Convention will take on April 22nd,

2012, and will be held in Capaccio Paestum, Salerno, Italy. The convention
will have the following presentations: FW0R (Wallis & Futuna) 2012,
HK0NA (Malpelo) 2012, T32C (East Kiribati) 2011, VP8ORK (South Orkney)
2011 and possibly others. For more details and updates, watch the following
Web page at:
http://www.dxitalia.it/index.php?optionÿm_content&viewÿticle&id‚

&ItemidX

A6, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. Gerry, VE6LB, will once again be active as

A6/VE6LB from Dubai between December 20th and January 10th. Activity
will be limited (holiday style) using 100 watts into a G5RV antenna
(40-10m), but with a focus on 12/10m and mainly on CW. QSL direct via
his home callsign (QRZ.com address) or LoTW and eQSL. Bureau QSLs can be
requested via E-mail at: email@anonym
Visit his Web page at: http://www.telusplanet.net/public/telwest/ve6lb.htm
On-line log will be available at:
http://logsearch.de/index.php/online-logsearch


DXCC NEWS............

* It has been reported that HZ1FI QSLs are being rejected. Reason
given – no documentation received by ARRL.

* Following the DXCC Desk's clarification on Russian prefixes which

counts for European Russia (see OPDX.1039.2), Boris, E73Y, disputes
the line "Any call with the prefix U and the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7". Boris states that the U5 callsigns has been used for WWII
veterans in Ukraine not European Russia." The Russian callsign system
was changed in mid-2010. Complete details of the changes can be found
on the IARU Region I Web site at:

http://www.iaru-r1.org/index.php?optionÿm_content&viewÿticle&idÿ48:new-russian-callsign-system&catidA:hf&Itemid“


E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Bill, N7OU, who flew back from Manihiki, North

Cook, on December 6th, reports that he made 16,250 QSOs as E51MAN. He
was active this past weekend during the ARRL 10m Contest as E51NOU from
Rarotonga, South Cook, CW only. He informed OPDX that he will be uploading
his E51MAN and E51NOU logs to LoTW (ASAP) after his return to the USA
this week. Also, he will miss the last part of the 10m contest because
he will fly back to the USA at 1000z, on December 11th.

ET, ETHIOPIA. David, K3LP, and a group of operators are now active from

the club station ET3AA and the QTH of ET3SID until December 13th. QSL
both callsigns for "only this particular operation in December", via
N2OO. In a short press release on Saturday, David mentioned that their
ARRL VE Team completed the FCC License test session on December 10th,
at the University of Addis Ababa. The results are:
Technician Exam: General Exam:
61 Tested 3 Tested
53 Passed 0 Passes
They expect a large turn out on Monday, December 12th, at the University
of Addis Ababa for the General (about 34) and Extra Class (5) exams.

HU2, EL SALVADOR (Update). A team consisting of Juergen/DF7TT, Ruediger/

DK8YY, Oliver/DL2ARD, Rene/DL2JRM, Ralf/DL3JJ (Team Leader), Ingolf/DL4JS,
Daniel/DL5SE, Lu/DL8ALU, Jaroslav/OK4MM, Andres/YS1AG, Mario/YS1GMV, Mario/
YS1MAE and Florencio/YS1ZC will be active as HU2DX from Capricho Beach
House, Barra de Santiago, El Salvador, between January 29th and February
10th, 2012. Most of the team members are from the successful 2008 5T5DC
Mauritania DXpedition. Activity will be on 160-10 meters with the main
focus on the lower bands and using up to 4 stations on the air. Their
radios (all with amps): 2 x K3, 1 x K2 100W and for the Digimodes a FT-840.
Antennas are: 160m Phased Array @ 2 x 26m Spiderbeam – Pole, 80m Phased
Array @ 2 x 18m Spiderbeam – Pole, Spiderbeam 20-10m, Spiderbeam 17/20/30m
and 2 x SteppIR Vertical 40-6mm (phased for 40m or single for Highbands).
The group is looking for support (see Web page for info). QSL via DH7WW, by
the Bureau or direct to: Ulrich Moeckel, Muldenstasse 1, 08304 Schoenheide,
GERMANY. For more information, a Web page is now available at:
http://www.hu2dx.de


IOTA NEWS..............

AS-079. Takeshi "TAKE", JS6RRR, will be active as JS6RRR and JI3DST/JS6
from Miyako Island (AS-079-005) between 0800z, December 23rd
and 0000z, January 5th, 2012. Activity from Miyakojima City,
Okinawa (JCC#4714), will be on 160/80/75/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6
meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and FM. Take will also go to
Ikema-jima (AS-079-001) and Kurima-jima (AS-079-003) one or two
times during this stay. This can change due to work situations
or rainy weather and travel time. QSL via the Bureau is the
best, but if you want to send direct, see QRZ.com (under the
callsign JI3DST: 2-18-26, Hannan-cho, Abeno-ku, Osaka-city,
Osaka 545-0021, Japan.

APPROVED IOTA OPERATIONS. Fred, IK7JWX, reports that the following

operations during the period of August to October 2011, have been
provided acceptable validation and are therefore approved for IOTA
credit: 5C2B (AF-068), 5C2J (AF-068), 5C2P (AF-068), 5C2S (AF-068),
CN8QY/P (AF-068), MM0RAI/P (EU-189), 4W6AA (OC-232), YB9WZJ/P (OC-239),
YB0MWM/9 (OC-239), PQ8OP (SA-045) and PQ8XB (SA-045). Also, G3KMA
(28 Oct. 2011).

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (December 12-18th)....

Dec/12th AN Dec/15th AN Dec/17th AN
Dec/13th AN Dec/16th AN Dec/18th AN
Dec/14th AN

SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE

ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
----------------- ------ -------- ------
AN - Above Normal Quiet Kÿ1 0-7
HN - High Normal Unsettled Kÿ 8-15
LN - Low Normal Active Kÿ 16-29
BN - Below Normal Minor Storm Kÿ 30-49
DIS - Disturbed Major Storm Kÿ 50-99
VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm Kÿ9 100-400

PJ2, CURACAO. Jeff, K8ND, will once again return to Curacao Island

(SA-099, WLOTA LH-0942) for the 19th time to activate the Signal Point
Station - PJ2T, between December 14-20th. He states that he will be
there to 'explicitly' be in the Stew Perry 160m Contest (December 17-18th)
and to beat the score by Jerry, PJ2/WB9Z, from 2005: 5059 points (385
QSOs in 229 grids). QSL PJ2T via W3HNK.

PJ2, CURACAO. Members of "The NN6NN RTTY Team" will be activating PJ2N

from the Signal Point Station - PJ2T on Curacao Island (SA-099, WLOTA
LH-0942) during the 2012 ARRL RTTY Round-Up (January 7-8th, 2012).
Operators mentioned, Ron/N6EE and Chet/W6XK, will be enter the contest
as a Multi-Op/High-Power entry. By the way, these two operators currently
hold the world record during for their 2003 VP5NN operation. Look for
the operators to be active on the Digital modes before and after the
contest as PJ2/N6EE and PJ2/W6XK. QSL via LoTW or direct to NN6NN.

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................

QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated December 11th)

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

-
5V7MA via F4FOO HB9SOLAR via HB9ACA T88NU via SM0GNU
BA1BJ via K1NIU HF3R via SP3GEM UP20PT via UN8PT
DL/ON6UU/P via ON6UU HG6N via HA6KNB UP20R via UN7RL
DU1IST via JA1HGY II0UI via IZ0TTE UP20TO via UN7TO
E7DX via E77E II1IAME via IZ8QNX VP2ETN via JN1RVS
EA8/DL3FCG via DL3FCG J6/WF2S via WF2S VP2ETN via JN1RVS
EA8/DL3OH via DL3OH KH6/K3BI via JJ3AZA VP5/W5KD via W5KD
EA8/IK1PMR via IK1PMR KP2VI via EB7DX XU7ACQ via KF0RQ
EM1000USK via UT8UF LT5X via WD9EWK YU1EQ via YT2AA
EO20IM via UW5IM OM/HA6QR/P via HA6QR ZF2AH via W6VNR
FS/DL2RUM via DL2RUM PR5B via 6K5YPD ZP5/LU9ESD via LU9ESD
FS/DM2XO via DM2XO T8CC via UA4CC

LOG AVAILABLE ON-LINE. The logs for 9L0W from Banana Island (AF-037)

is now up and running at: http://www.mdxc.org/9l0w

QSL MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD. John, K1XN, announced this past week: "The

Golist QSL Manager Data Service is reviving its 'QSL Manager of the Year
Award'. The purpose of this award it to recognize the service of QSL
Managers world wide for the service they provide to the World Wide
Amateur Community. Nominations for this award will be accepted by the
Golist from DX and Contest clubs, world wide, for the year of 2012.
Each DX club and Contest club is encouraged to poll their members
for their nominations for the Top 5 QSL Managers for 2012. The definition
of a QSL Manager for this award is any person that confirms contacts
via QSL Card for any station other than their Primary Call Sign.
Each club should tabulate the votes of their members and submit to
the Golist the Top 5 vote getters as voted by members of their club.
Votes should be tabulated and sent to the Golist by August 1st, 2012,
to be eligible for the QSL Manager of the Year award. Each club world
wide may only send one submission for voting purposes. Records of
submission will be maintained by the Golist.
A plaque, donated by QRZ-DX / THE DX MAGAZINE, will be awarded to
the QSL Manager of the Year selected at the W4DXCC Convention held
in Pigeon Forge Tennessee in September 2012.
The recognized format for your clubs submission is as follows:
In the Body of the Message include:
Club Name
Club Officer (Name, Call Sign, club office and email address)
Top 5 QSL Manager Nominees (list name and callsign)
In the subject line of your official email: QSL Manager of the Year-2012."

Les, WB8LES, who is active as T6LB from FOB (Forward Operation Base)

Shank, Loghar Province, Afghanistan, has reportedly been stateside for
about 2 weeks now and is starting to get to the pile of QSL cards. It
was also reported that it looks like he may be changing employment
and go back to flying trans-Atlantic charter jets.

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3V8SS, 4Z1UF, 6V7N, 7Q7VB, 9X0VB, C91VB, CR6K,

DF9ZP, DM5TI, EA4URE, EI8HT, EL2A, EL2WS, FG5FU, FG5LA, FS/DL2RUM,
G8APB, GM3POI, H40KJ, HB9FBG, HI3A, HI3TEJ, IV3RAV, J6/WF2S, JA0FSB,
JA3QOS, JA5FDJ, JA8TGI, JH2IEE, KH2L, KL7AC, LZ1MS, LZ2MP, LZ9W, MM0AMW,
OE8SKQ, OH0Z, OK1AMF, P40L, PB1TT, PJ4X, PU5AAD, RA4CC, S51ZZ, S55O,
SM3EVR, SU9VB, TF3SG, TG9ADM, UN6P, UN7PBY, UP6P, UR3IFD, UU5WW, VA7RN,
VE1OP, VE3KP, VP2MWG, XE2B, YL2KF, YN2CC, YQ6A, Z37M and ZK2V

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3D2R, 3DA0GF, 4K9W, 4W6A, 6O0M, 7Z1HL, 8Q7SO,

8R1AK, 9G5SG, 9M2CLN, A52IR, AP2NK, C4N, CT1DSC, D9A, EA9EU, EL8RI,
ET3AA, FR4NT, GJ7DNI, HV50VR, J79KT, JV5A, JW3TR, LT1F, MM0AMW, OD5NJ,
PJ7X, PJ7XK, PQ8P, UA9CUA, VP8LP, VP9HE, XV2YL, YB0AKM, YL2BJ, ZD7VC
and ZD8ZZ

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4L7O, 5W0KH, 7Z1HL 8Q7SO, 9G5SG, 9M2TO,

AD7UV/KH2, AH0BT, AL5A/WH0, B1Z, BT3WX, CW1GM, DL60DARC, DU1IST, EA6AIV,
J5V, K0FRI/KH2, KB0OBU/KH2, P29VEK, PJ4/KP2I, SE2T, T30ZF, T32SI, T8CW,
TO5T, UK/JI2MED, VK9DWX, VP2MNK, WH0DX, YJ0NA, YW5F and ZK2DL

SILENT KEY. The members of the Northern Ohio DX Association lost a great

friend/member, Don Schmidt, N8AC, on December 3rd. His DXCC totals were
343/329. Don retired from NASA Lewis Research Center as an Electronic
Research Technician after 31 yrs., and was a also a WWII veteran during
the Berlin Air Lift, as well as during the Korean War. OPDX and its readers
would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of
N8AC.

T32C PRESS RELEASE (Bulletin #10). Don, G3XTT, FSDXA T32C Publicity Officer,

sent out the following on December 11th (edited): "It's about six weeks now
since the team returned home from Christmas Island, and we wanted to update
everyone and answer some of the questions we are being asked.
TOTALS, RECORDS: Firstly, as most of you will know, our final QSO total
was 213,116, the first time any DXpedition has exceeded the magic 200k
(some will recall that, with D68C, we were the first to exceed 100k). We
also worked 49,535 uniques, another world record. Just a few short weeks
before the trip started we wondered whether we could manage a respectable
total at all, as it had become clear that our container of equipment
would not arrive and we would have to hand carry everything. In the
event, team members and others, including our major sponsors, rallied
round and we were able to run up to ten stations, eight of them equipped
with linears, along with a very respectable array of vertical antennas
for 160 through 10 and, later in the trip, an 8-element Yagi for 6m.
What also came as a very pleasant surprise was the upturn in HF con-
ditions just days before we started – 10 and 12m propagation was well
above what we had dared to hope.

Partly as a result of those improvements in propagation, we are partic-

ularly proud of the number of European QSOs included in that total, some
59,673. A breakdown of our QSOs appears on the Club Log website:
http://www.clublog.org/charts/?có2C#r


Other records that we broke included the band records for 30m,15m and

12m and those for CW (102,216), SSB (88,416) and RTTY (19,225). Another
record was with North America (109,327).

6 METERS: Just a word about our 6m operation. Not only did the container

fail to arrive, but Kazu JA1RJU, our 6m guru, had to cancel his partic-
ipation at the last minute for health reasons (as we reported in a
previous bulletin). It was left to team members Michael/DG1MGZ, Mike/
G3WPH and Bob/MD0CCE to learn 'on the job'. Not only did they manage
seven EME QSOs in two continents (it would have been more, but the 6m
linear developed a fault), but they also managed 103 terrestrial QSOs,
including some quite long-haul ones into the USA and South America
(possibly due to some early 6m F2 propagation?).

THE CONTAINER: We are regularly asked what happened to the shipping

container with its six tons of gear. The good news is that, while
we were let down by local agents and shippers in the Pacific area, there
is no problem with shipping on the main routes, and it is currently on
its way back to the UK, scheduled to arrive in late January.

QSLing: Full details of how to request a 'traditional' QSL appear on

our website, so are not repeated here. You can send a direct or bureau
card, or make an online request. The card design has been finalized and
we plan to start mailing cards in January after the Christmas postal
rush.

As for Logbook of the World, we promised an upload within six months and,

in practice, it will be very much earlier. We wanted to upload as clean
a log as possible and have made some 500+ editorial changes to the log as
a result of feedback from the log uploads to Club Log and notes received
from many of the Deserving. But we are very conscious that many of you
want to do a DXCC update before year-end. Therefore, LoTW permitting, we
plan to start the upload on 15 December 2011, just over six frenetic
weeks after our return from T32C. Uploading 213k QSOs is a huge task
and we don't necessarily expect it to go smoothly first time (D68C,
3B9C and 3B7C all experienced problems), so the upload may take several
days to complete.

We have a team of 10 QSL managers ready to start processing the T32C

cards and we estimate that we will eventually confirm around 140,000
QSOs.

StarQSL, our internet-based QSLing system, has been enhanced recently

by its author John, G3WGV. Major developments include a new batch import
facility to work directly with Club Log's OQRS, incorporating an address
label printing facility. We will be printing direct to QSL cards this
time. Various improved ergonomics have also been introduced to help speed
up the QSLing program.

Just a word too about QSLing our earlier DXpeditions, as T32C has

prompted renewed interest in getting missing cards from those trips. The
following have taken over QSLing responsibilities for our 3B7C and 3B9C
DXpeditions:

3B7C QSLs should now be sent to: 3B9C QSLs should now be sent to:

Jim Steel M0ZAK Derek Moffatt G3RAU
6 Central Avenue Mill House
Shepshed Middle Street
Leics LE12 9HP Glentworth, Gainsborough
United Kingdom Lincs DN21 5BZ
United Kingdom

Email addresses for both Jim M0ZAK and Derek G3RAU are shown on QRZ.com.


PRESENTATIONS, ARTICLES: An early DXpedition write up has already

appeared in the WIA (Australia) journal and one is in preparation for
Brazil (in Portuguese, tnx PY2WAS). The RSGB's RadCom will carry a
four-page article in the January issue and the latest edition of the
CDXC (Chiltern DX Club, the UK DX Foundation) Digest is very much a
'T32C Special'. We have also accepted invitations to present at Dayton
and Visalia and at next year’s RSGB Convention as well as at the LADX
(Norway) and ARI (Italian) events. We expect to feature on the program
at Friedrichshafen and other national and local clubs over the next 12
months.

DVD, etc.: A DVD is currently in preparation and orders can be placed

via the website. We expect it to start shipping in January – there is
25 hours of material to be edited down! The DVD will also include the
3B7C story.

THANKS: Once again, we want to offer our thanks to every individual and

organization who have supported our efforts to put Christmas Island on
the air in a big way. We have acknowledged all sponsors on our website.
By the completion of the project and thanks to our sponsors (corporate,
club and individual), donations through OQRS and with QSL cards, and
taking into account projected sales of some of our equipment, we expect
to just about break-even.

We must, though, finally add our thanks to the staff of the Captain Cook

Hotel and, indeed, to all those local residents we met on the island.
It's a great place, with good fishing and a friendly welcome from all.

And to all our fellow amateurs, a Happy Christmas from those of us who

encountered ‘Christmas’ early this year!"

Don Field G3XTT, (don.email@anonym) (FSDXA Publicity Officer)

T32C website <www.t32c.com>
CDXC website <www.cdxc.org.uk>
Global Sponsor: Yaesu
Major Corporate Sponsors: Martin Lynch & Sons, Redweb Technologies,
Nevada Radio
Major Club Sponsors: ARRL Colvin Award, GDXF German DX Foundation),
CDXC (Chiltern DX Club, The UK DX Foundation),
RSGB DXpedition Fund

T6, AFGHANISTAN. Jørgen "Joe", 5Q2J/OZ2JBC, will be active as T6JP during

sometime in 2012. Joe is an electronic mechanic in the Danish Army. QSL
via 5Q2J. More details will be forthcoming.

TO4, MAYOTTE. Operators Giovanni/IK5BCM, Giuseppe/IK5CBE and Giovanni/

IK5CRH will be active as TO4M from Mayotte between January 28th and
February 5th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and
PSK31. QSL via IK5CRH.

V3, BELIZE. Operators Alex/DO5ALX and Torsten/DG7RO will be active as

V31RU and V31TF, respectively, from Corozal, Belize, between February
4-26th, 2012. Activity will be on 30/17/12 bands using SSB and RTTY.
There is a possibility that they will enter the CQ WPX RTTY Contest
(February 11-12th). QSL via their home callsigns.

V3, BELIZE. Bob, N7MSU, will once again be active as V31SU from Belize

between February 26th and March 15th. Activity will be mainly 40-20
meters using CW, SSB and PSK31. Operations will be from various locations
which including Caye Caulker, Orange Walk Town, San Ignacio and Gales
Point. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct (see QRZ.com
for address and instructions).

V4, ST. KITTS. Jon, W5JON, will be active again as V47JA from his Calypso

Bay vacation home, located 300 feet from the Caribbean Sea (CQ Zone:8,
IOTA NA-104, Grid FK87pg), between February 28th and March 28th, 2012.
Activity will be on 80-6 meters SSB, including 60 meters. He plans to
operate in both the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th) and
the CQ WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th), as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.
The station's equipment is a Kenwood TS-590S, Yaesu FT-857D, and SB200
amplifier. Antennas are a 80-10m multi-band dipole, metal roof (called
"Galvalume", which the vertical uses as the ground radials) with mounted
S9 (18 ft. and 31 ft. verticals) and a 6m 3 element yagi. Look for his
XYL Cathy, W5HAM, to also be active occasionally as V4/W5HAM. All QSLs
go to his home callsign, W5JON. Also LoTW.

XU, CAMBODIA. A group of JA operators plan to be active from Sihanoukville

between January 14-22nd. Operators mentioned are Masumi/JA3AVO (XU7AVO),
Takeo/JA3BZO (XU7AEN), Kunio/JA1CJA/JH3LSS (XU7CJA), Tsuguya/JA3UJR
(XU7UJR), Shozo/JA3HJI (XU7HJI pending) and Tatsuo/JA3ARJ (XU7ARJ pending).
Activity will probably be like last time on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB
and Digital modes. Also look for satellite activity on 2m and 70cm. QSL
via their home callsigns.

YV0, AVES ISLAND. The 4M5DX Group states that they are still looking for

no more than 7 or 12 days to operate from Aves Island (NA-020, ARLHS
AVE-001, WLOTA L-0216) with transportation from the Venezuela Navy.


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