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From Tad Cook, K7RA
Seattle, WA  July 26, 2013
To all radio amateurs

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At 2330 UTC on July 24, Australia's IPS Radio and Space services
issued a geomagnetic disturbance warning.  Increased geomagnetic
activity is expected due to a coronal mass ejection.  They predict
quiet to unsettled conditions on July 25, active to minor storm on
July 26, and active conditions on July 27.

As this bulletin nears release early Friday morning, the planetary A
index was 4 on four recent readings, followed by 2 on the last one.
But the mid-latitude K index was 4 on three recent readings, then 5
on the last two.  Geomagnetic activity is increasing, as expected.

Over the past reporting week, compared to the previous period (July
11 to 17) average daily sunspot numbers decreased by less than four
points to 73.4, while average daily solar flux declined slightly
more than three points to 110.6.

NOAA/USAF predicts Planetary A Index at 18 on July 26, 12 on July
27, 8 on July 28, 5 on July 29 to 31, 8 on August 1, 5 on August 2
to 8, 8 on August 9 to 11, 5 on August 12 and 13, 8 on August 14 and
15, 5 on August 16 and 17, 10 on August 18, 15 on August 19 to 22,
and then 8, 5 and 8 on August 23 to 25.

The outlook for solar flux calls for 105 on July 26 and 27, then
110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 130, 125, 120, 125, 120 and 125 on
July 28 through August 8, 120 on August 9 to 12, 115 on August 13,
120 on August 14 to 17, 125 on August 18, 120 on August 19 and 20,
and 125 on August 21 to 23.  The latest projection shows a short
term solar flux peak at 135 on September 4 and 5 after a minimum of
100 on August 27 and 28.

OK1MGW from the Czech Propagation Interest Group sees quiet to
active geomagnetic conditions on July 26 and 27, quiet to unsettled
July 28 and 29, quiet on July 30 and 31, quiet to unsettled August
1, quiet to active August 2, active to disturbed August 3, quiet
August 4, mostly quiet August 5, active to disturbed August 6 and 7,
quiet to unsettled August 8 to 11, quiet August 12 and 13, quiet to
active August 14 and 15, and quiet to unsettled August 16 and 17.

Juan Carlos, CO8TW lives in Santiago de Cuba, about 600 miles
southeast of Havana.  He put up a new propagation web site that has
many useful features and an interesting mix of information.  Check
it out at http://www.qsl.net/co8tw/pro.htm.

Another interesting propagation page I ran across recently is at
http://qrzcq.com/page/propagation.

G4CJC has a 10 meter report at
http://www.southgatearc.org/bands/10metres/.

The NOAA/NWS Space Weather Prediction center has a Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/pages/NOAA-NWS-Space-Weather-Prediction-Center/232532740131296.

Note the July 16 article about the K index,and a map of North America showing
how high the planetary K index has to be in order to see aurora borealis from
any location.  For my location near Puget Sound, it seems to say a K index at 8
or higher would be good.  But for Northern Minnesota and North Dakota a K
index of only 4 seems adequate.  Of course on Facebook is the always
timely and useful page from NW7US titled "Space Weather and Radio
Resources at HFRadio.org", at
https://www.facebook.com/pages/NOAA-NWS-Space-Weather-Prediction-Center/232532740131296.

David Moore sent an interesting article from The Guardian about the
Met Office now offering coverage of space weather.  Met originally
was short for meteorological but now is the official name for the
British weather and climate service.  Read it at
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2013/jul/23/met-office-space-weather-forecasting.

There also is yet another article about the current solar cycle
being the weakest in the past 100 years, this time from Sky and
Telescope: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/The-Weakest-Solar-Cycle-in-100-Years-216752671.html.

Jeff Hartley, N8II of Shepherdstown, West Virginia wrote in response
to the comment last week about the lack of 6 meter openings into
DM04.  Jeff is in FM19, and wrote on July 20, "It has not been a
good Es season from here, but we have had several multi-hop openings
since July 1 mostly out into Arizona and New Mexico along with one
to Oregon, Washington, and VE7.  Only once did I catch Europe and it
was only to France and Portugal.  So, I am not too surprised that
many are disappointed with their 6 meter openings this year.  Even
the 20 meter E-skip is much less frequent than normal this year."

"Today, July 20 there was a Russian sponsored contest and in a few
short minutes I heard/worked strong stations from HS, YD, BH8, UN,
and UA9 on 15 meter CW around 1245Z.  This was the best shape in
which I have heard 15 in some time."

On July 19, Jon Pollock, K0ZN of De Soto, Kansas wrote, "Even though
sunspot numbers have been modest, I was on last night (July 18)
between about 0130-0330 UTC (on 17 meters) and from my QTH in
Eastern Kansas I worked several stations in the Central Pacific
including E51AND in the Cook Islands and some ZL's, all on CW and
with decent (but not strong) signals.  Interestingly, on both ends
of these QSO's we were running high power into basic unity gain
antennas and only netted about S-5 signals, so path loss was
moderately high.  But, the bottom line is, 18 MHz was open into the
Pacific from Kansas well into the late evening.  I still find that
if 17 meters sounds 'dead' with low noise, it is usually open with
very long skip and the main problem is a lack of activity, not a
lack of propagation."

Good point, Jon.  You can also listen for beacons if you suspect a
quiet band is not actually dead (or make some calls.), or get a
trial account at QupNow (see http://q-upnow.com/) and click on HF
Availability.  This relies on up-to-the-minute global measurements
of TEC (Total Electron Content in the ionosphere), and allows you to
test propagation on any path, but only for the current time.  It
shows the relative signal strength all long that path, from your QTH
to the target location and continuing on out the other side over the
great circle route.  Note that it also works on 160 meters.  You can
either enter coordinates for both locations, or it may be more
convenient to use the grid square entry method.

Don May, N5DN of Houston, Texas pointed out that on July 25,
Spaceweather.com ran an article about the weak solar cycle titled
"Underwhelming".  "Kinda makes a DXer want to cry.", weeps Don, and
we can all certainly empathize.  But, there is still room for hope.
The article also said, "Solar physicist Dean Pesnell of the Goddard
Space Flight Center thinks Solar Cycle 24 is double peaked--and the
second peak is yet to come."  If you can't find the article and
accompanying graphic, go to http://www.spaceweather.com/ and enter
July 25 in the Archives drop-downs in the upper right.

Chip Margelli, K7JA of Garden Grove, California (DM03) wrote
"Although 6 meters has been terrible this year, I did just work
KH6HME (KH7Y operating) on 144.276.5 MHz on SSB and CW.  Fred
started at 5x1 and came up to about 5x5.  Time was 1857 UTC on 25
July.  Good to hear Fred activating Paul Lieb's memorial callsign."
Chip notes that Fred was running 80 watts and an 8 element Yagi from
Mauna Loa.  Chip was running 100 watts using a TS-2000 and an 8
element LFA Yagi ten feet above his roof.

For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL
Technical Information Service at
http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals. For an explanation of the
numbers used in this bulletin, see
http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere. An archive of past
propagation bulletins is at
http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation. More good
information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/.

Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation.

Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL
bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins.

Sunspot numbers for July 18 through 24 were 112, 94, 57, 49, 53, 84,
and 65, with a mean of 73.4. 10.7 cm flux was 114.8, 113.6, 112.5,
109.4, 109.9, 106.7, and 107.6, with a mean of 110.6. Estimated
planetary A indices were 15, 14, 6, 5, 6, 5, and 5, with a mean of
8. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 16, 13, 6, 4, 6, 5, and 6,
with a mean of 8.
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To all radio amateurs

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This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
HA0HW, KI1U, NC1L, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily
DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and
WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all.

TUNISIA, 3V.  Feco, HA8KW is QRV as 3V8SM until August 1.  Activity
is holiday style on the HF bands using only CW.  This includes a
possible 12 hour entry in the RSGB IOTA contest from Jerba Island,
IOTA AF-083.  QSL this operation to home call.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2.  Ian, 9M2FB will be QRV from Pulau Ketam Island,
IOTA AS-074, during the RSGB IOTA contest as a Single Op/CW/Low
Power/12Hrs entry.  QSL to home call.

EAST MALAYSIA, 9M8.  Steve, 9M6DXX is QRV as 9M8Z until July 29.
This includes being a Single Op/All Band/SSB/High Power/24Hrs entry.
QSL direct via M0URX.

CHINA, BY.  A group of operators will be QRV as BA4TB/5 from
Dongxilian Island, IOTA AS-135, in the RSGB IOTA contest as a
Multi/Single entry.  QSL via BA4TB.

ANDORRA, C3.  Station C37UN is QRV until July 28 in celebration of
20 years of full UN Membership for Andorra.  QSL via C37URA.

EASTER ISLAND, CE0.  Jose, CE3YHO has moved to Rapa Nui, IOTA
SA-001, and plans to be QRV as CE0YHO beginning in August.  QSL via
operator's instructions.

ESTONIA, ES.  Juri, ES5GP is QRV as ES5GP/8 from Kihnu Island, IOTA
EU-178, until July 29.  This includes being active in the RSGB IOTA
contest as a Single Op/SSB entry.  QSL to home call.

JERSEY, GJ.  Members of the Bristol Contest Group will be QRV as
GJ6YB in the RSGB IOTA contest as a Multi Op/Island DXpedition/Mixed
Mode entry.  QSL via G3SWH.

HONDURAS, HR.  Dan, HQ8D, plans to be QRV as HQ3W from Cochinos
Island, IOTA NA-160, in the RSGB IOTA contest.  QSL via KD4POJ.

JAPAN, JA.  Special event station 8N1FUJI will be QRV from July 28
to March 2014 to commemorate Fuji Mountain being recognized by
UNESCO as a heritage site.  Activity will be on all bands and modes.
QSL via bureau.

ALAND ISLANDS, OH0.  Jukka, OH6LI and possibly others will be QRV as
OH0V in the RSGB IOTA contest as an All Band entry.  QSL via OH6V.

MARKET REEF, OJ0.  A group of operators are QRV as OJ0R until July
29.  This includes being a Multi Op/Island DXpedition entry in the
RSGB IOTA contest.  QSL via G3TXF.

BRAZIL, PY.  A group of operators are QRV as PX8Z from Cotijuba
Island, IOTA SA-060, until July 28.  Activity is on all bands using
CW and SSB.  QSL via PY8WW.

GREECE, SV.  Norbert, OM6NM will be QRV as SV8/OM6NM from Thassos
Island, IOTA EU-174, in the RSGB IOTA contest.  QSL to home call.

TURKEY, TA.  Operators TA1ED and TA1HZ will be QRV as TC0GI from
Gokceada Island, IOTA EU-186, in the RSGB IOTA contest.  Activity
will be on 80 to 10 meters using generator power.  QSL direct via
TA1HZ.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA.  Special event station R2009IT is QRV until
August 31 to commemorate the death of military aerobatics pilot Igor
V. Tkachenko who died in a collision in 2009.  QSL via RN3DHL.

NAMIBIA, V5.  Operators UX0HX, UZ1HZ and UT5UY will be QRV as
V5/home calls from August 1 to 8.  Activity will be holiday style on
80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL all calls via UT5UY.

CANADA, VE.  Mike, KI1U is QRV as KI1U/VE9 from Grand Manan Island,
IOTA NA-014, until July 28.  Activity is on the HF bands.  He will
also be active in the RSGB IOTA contest as a Single Op/Low Power CW
entry.  QSL to home call.

MEXICO, XE.  Andrea, IZ2LSC is QRV as XF3/IZ2LSC from Isla Mujeres,
IOTA NA-045, until July 31.  Activity is on the HF bands.  This
includes being an entry in the RSGB IOTA contest.  QSL direct via
EB7DX.

INDONESIA, YB.  Budi, YF1AR is QRV as YF1AR/3 from the Sembilangan
Lighthouse, ARLHS IDO-076, on Madura Island, IOTA OC-037, until July
29.  Activity is on the HF bands using mainly SSB with some CW and
digital modes.  QSL via N2OO.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The RSGB IOTA Contest, SKCC CW Sprint,
CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC
Sprint, US Counties QSO Party, New Jersey QSO Party and the ARS CW
Flight of the Bumblebees are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.
Please see page 80 in the July 2013 issue of QST and the ARRL and
WA7BNM Contest web sites for details.
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Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin #1121.1

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DX Special Bulletin No. 1121.1
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July 28, 2013
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, K0IR, OH2BN and W6SZN for the following DX information.

FT5ZM – AMSTERDAM ISLAND DXPEDITION (Press Release – July 27, 2013):
  "Since our last Press Release in early May, the Amsterdam Island
DXpedition team has made significant progress.
  We have begun receiving supplies and equipment at our Atlanta staging
area. Thanks to N4GRN for arranging secure storage. DX Engineering was
the first to deliver a large shipment.  They have been terrific to work
with. Our 10 mono-band, 3 element beams from Cycle 24 and Force 12 are
expected to arrive in the next few weeks. The 30 foot towers for our
beams are being acquired by our friends in VK6.
  W6IZT, N4GRN, K9CT, and VA7DX have completed the networking framework
for the two station sites.  They have obtained the computers and network
equipment, completed a terrain analysis, and they have equipment in the
'burn in' stage.
  WB9Z and his crew have prepared over 10,000 feet of radials for the
Amsterdam low band antennas.  Thanks go to NV9L, K9NU, N9TK, K9TP, N9LAH,
W9ILY, K9CJ, and 'Lee.'
  Our plans for several low band receiving systems are also complete.
We will be hearing and being heard very well from FT5ZM on the low bands
Our 'on island' procedures are progressing well.  We’ve satisfied the
sanitation and waste management plan required of us.  We have the floor
plans and dimensions of our two operating sites so we can pre-plan our
power distribution wiring and equipment placement.  We will be expected
to help with some routine base chores like helping to clean the dining
room, setting the tables, etc. So we will also have a 'KP' roster, as
well as our radio operating roster.  Our team will become a real part
of the small community on Amsterdam Island.
  Arnie N6HC, our team doctor and our friends W0GJ and K9SG are finalizing
our medical and emergency kits.  Outdated drugs are being replaced, etc.
  Our Pilot team to date is:
     NV9L, Val  :   North American pilot and chief pilot
     MM0NDX, Col:   European pilot
     KH6CG, Stu :   Oceania pilot

  Our Chief Financial Officer and fundraiser K4UEE along with his able
assistants: LA6VM and JA1ELY have been working hard to make sure DXers
worldwide know about this upcoming DXpedition to the number 4 'most needed'
DXCC entity and they are given an opportunity to help with our considerable
expenses. At this time we are about 2/3 of the way to our goal. Taking
into account what we expect from direct QSL requests and OQRS, we are
about $75,000 short.  This is of some concern.

  For more information on our DXpedition budget, please see:
    http://www.amsterdamdx.org/why-does-this-dxpedition-cost-so-much/

  Thanks for your interest and support of this exciting project.
  Our website is <www.amsterdamdx.org>"

OH0B - ALAND ISLANDS IN THE IOTA CONTEST FROM EU-002 (Press Release from
OH2BN). "Three seasoned warhorses - OH2BH, OH2MM and OH2PM - are now
getting their feet wet,  joining forces under the youthful and advanced
technology guidance of  Kim, OH6KZP to operate in two pairs as part of
their first serious IOTA effort. The Finns will also challenge the Swedes
who are currently deployed on the far western front at Market Reef (OJ0).
  Follow the battle and get involved...even if the bright red Aurora is
looming over the Northern IOTA counters.
            <http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/pmap/gif/pmapN.gif>
QSL via OH2BH."

YASME PRESS RELEASE (YASME SUPPORTS DEVELOPER OF VIEWPROP). Dated July 26th:
  "The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation is pleased to announce
that it has made a grant to support further development of ViewProp
<zl2ham.wikispaces.com>, a new utility for propagation visualization
developed by Rick Kiessig, ZL2HAM. ViewProp integrates information from
the Reverse Beacon Network and worldwide spotting networks with station
location information from QRZ.com and mapping through DXAtlas.  The result
is a real-time, worldwide view of amateur radio signals and operation.
ViewProp also supports a "playback" function to review historical data
and provides the user with a number of options to configure both the
input data stream and the way in which the information is displayed.
Currently in beta testing by a global user's group <groups.yahoo.com/group/viewprop>,
the Yasme grant will enable ZL2HAM to complete development with appropriate
networked software tools and release it for public use. The Yasme Foundation
is a not-for-profit corporation organized to conduct scientific and
educational projects related to Amateur Radio, including DXing (long
distance communication) and the introduction and promotion of Amateur
Radio in developing countries.  For additional information about The
Yasme Foundation, visit our website at <www.yasme.org>.

Ward Silver, N0AX, President
The Yasme Foundation

Board of Directors:
Ward Silver, N0AX, Director and President
Fred Laun, K3ZO, Director and Vice-President
Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Director and Treasurer
Kip Edwards, W6SZN, Director and Secretary
Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director
Mac McHenry, W6BSY, Director
Robert Vallio, W6RGG, Director"

Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1121

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DX Bulletin No. 1121
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July 29, 2013
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, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, K2AD, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR
& The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K6VVA, KH6BZF, WA6POZ, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX
& 60m News, 2E0SQL, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1AL,
DL1SBF, DL2VFR, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles
DX, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK1SOW,
I3VJW, IZ7AUH, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete’s DX-Newsdesk, PT7WA, PY3DF,
RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, TA1HZ, VA3RJ & ICPO and the 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 Saturday, 20th-July, through Friday, 26th-July there were 211
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H,
9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6,
C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, 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,
FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a,
HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, 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, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2,
S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR,
TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E,
VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU,
YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS

2U, GUERNSEY (Satellite Op!) Peter, 2E0SQL, is now active as 2U0SQL from
Guernsey (IN89RL) until July 30th. Activity will be sporadic on the satel-
lite passes. He will be focusing on FO-29 and SO-50 passes. Peter states,
“… no firm pass times, but hopefully will have internet access and will
try posting on Twitter (@2E0SQL) when I’ll be on.” Due that he is camping,
Peter will be battery powered using a FT-817 and a Arrow antenna. QSL via
his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

5A, LIBYA. Abubaker, DL1AL, is now active as 5A1AL near Tripoli. Activity
so far has been on 40/30/20/6 meters CW. He informs OPDX that he will be
active on the HF bands and 6 meters using CW and SSB [at the moment for
PSK, the modem does not work yet]. QSL via DL1AL.

5Q2, DENMARK. Paolo, I2AE, will be on holiday and a big radio tour as
5Q2AE from Denmark starting July 27th. He plans to activate OZFF, DEN,
WCA, IOTA and DIA reference numbers. Paolo suggests to look for him on
14244 and 7144 kHz SSB only, and possibly on 50144 and 18144 kHz. QSL
via I2AE, direct or by the Bureau. SWL send him an E-mail. To view his
route on a map and other detailed info, see: http://www.qrz.com/db/I2AE

9A, CROATIA (28th EU STAR AWARD). The following is a press release from
Mato, 9A3SM: “This award is issued by the Croatian Amateur Radio Association
(HRS) to celebrate entry of the Republic of Croatia into the full membership
of European Union as 28th member. Award is issued to all licensed amateur
radio operators and SWL. Award requirements: 15 different special 9A28*
callsigns and 15 countries members of European Union on any band or mode
in period from July 1st to December 31st 2013. Log extract with evidence
of payment should be sent to the address of HRS. Award fee is 5 € or 8 USDs.
Money transfer should be made to HRS bank account:
Zagrebacka banka, d.d. Paromlinska 2, 10 000 Zagreb
SWIFT: ZABAHR2X (CROATIA – 28 EU STAR AWARD)
IBAN : HR4323600001101561569
Address for award application: HRVATSKI RADIOAMATERSKI SAVEZ,
Dalmatinska 12, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia”

IOTA NEWS…………..
JUST A REMINDER THAT THIS WEEKEND IS THE RSGB IOTA CONTEST!!!!!! Complete
details and rules are available at:
http://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/iota.shtml
http://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2013/riota.shtml

AF-083. Feco, HA8KW, will be active as 3V8SM from the club station of
the Tunisian Scouts on Jerba Island, Tunisia, between July 26th
and August 1st. Activity will be holiday style CW only, but
will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th), possibly
as a 12-hour CW entry. He will use 100w and wire antennas.
Jerba Island is in the Gabes/Medenine Region IOTA Group. QSL
3V8SM for this time frame only via HA8KW (HA Bureau or direct).

AS-006. Farid, VR2UNG, will be active from Hong Kong during the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/
Low-Power entry. QSL via VR2FUN direct or LoTW.

EU-020. Anders, SM0THU, will be active as SM0THU/1 from Gotland during
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/
12HRS/QRP entry. QSL via LoTW or by the Bureau.

EU-025. Giuseppe, IT9VDQ, will be active from Sicily Island during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode
entry. QSL direct to his home callsign.

EU-025. Mike, IF9ZWA, will be active as IT9/IF9ZWA from Sicily’s
mainland during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a
Single-Op/SSB-Mode/All-Band/12HRS entry. QSL via LoTW or
direct to his home callsign.

EU-047. German operators have once again activated the special callsign
DM50IOTA, but this time from Borkum Island between now and
July 28th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
27-28th). QSL via DL2VFR, by the Bureau or direct. For more
details and updates, visit the QRZ.com Web site or:
http://www.iota-expedition.com
ADDED NOTES: This is the fourth German Island group activated by
DM50IOTA during the 50th IOTA Marathon. DM50IOTA will activate
all German IOTAs during that time. If you have worked DM50IOTA
from all German IOTAs by the end of 2013, you can apply for a
special award. The German team plans to activate the following
IOTAs later in the year:
EU-057 – Hiddensee Island; September 28th and October 3rd
EU-129 – Usedom Island; October 16-17th

EU-048. Members of the Lanester ARC (F6KPQ) will be active as TM2BI
from Belle Île en Mer between now and July 31st. Activity will
be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They
will also be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). Operators
mentioned David/F4FDA, Mickael/F4FFZ, Gwena/F4FHZ and Nath,
Chris/F5CBQ, François/F5JNE, Phil/F5PHW and Jean-François/F6DZD.
QSL via F6KPQ, direct or by the Bureau or LoTW.

EU-054. Antonino, IT9RDG, will be active as IF9/IT9RDG from Favigna
Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a
Single-Op/SSB-Mode/All-Band/12HRS entry. QSL via LoTW or
direct to his home callsign.

EU-054. Sal, IT9BXR, will once again be active as IF9/IT9BXR from
Favignana Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th)
as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/24HRS/Low-Power entry. QSL via IT9BXR.

EU-068. The Gull Team will be active as TM5KD from Sein Island between
July 26th (1300z) and July 30th (1100z). Operators mentioned
are Bastien/F4EYQ and Jieli, and Jean-François/F4EYR. They
will be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th).

EU-073. (Update/Change) Members of the Taranto ARMI section and the
599 DX Team will once again be active as IJ7T from San Pietro
Isle (IIA TA-002) between July 26-28th. Activity will be on
the HF bands, 6 and 2 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
They will participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th).
Operators mentioned are I7LGM, IK7MOF, IK7WDS, IZ7AUH, IZ7FMM,
IZ7LDC, IZ7NLZ and IZ8EGM. QSL via IZ7AUH, direct or by the
Bureau. QSL cards can also be requested via the OQRS on ClubLog.
For more information and updates, visit:
http://www.qrz.com/db/IJ7T
http://www.armi.ta.it
ADDED NOTE: All operators will sign IJ7/IQ7UJ from San Pietro
Isle (DCI-TA038, IIA-J002, MIA-MI094) on July 26th. QSL via
IZ7AUH.

EU-080. Members of the Demons DX’ers [EA1HET] <http://www.demonsdxers.es>
will be active as ED1K from Ons Island during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned
are Nacho/EA1ND, Juan/EA1NK, Pablo/EA1NL, Enrique/EA1AJV,
Aki/EA1HV, Juan/EB1AIR, Leopoldo/EA1DGL, Pablo/EB1OU and
Nacho/EB1GER. 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:
juan@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-096. Tony, OH1TD, will be active from his summer home on Korpo Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/
All-Band entry. QSL via OH Bureau or direct to OH1TD.

EU-115. Olivier, ON4EI, will once again be active as EI8GQB and EI1A
between now and July 31st. He plans to operate from his caravan
using green energy. Olivier will activate the EI1A callsign
during the RSGB IOTA Contest July 27-28th. QSL via PA3249,
direct or by the Bureau. For more details, see OPDX.1119 or
visit: http://www.qrz.com/db/EI8GQB

EU-120. Members of the Addiscombe Amateur Radio Club will be active
as G4ALE/P from Isle of Wight during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 27-28th). Operators mentioned are Peter/G3SJX, Steve/
G3UFY and Mike/G3VYI. QSL via G4ALE.

EU-123. Tom, GM0FGI, will be active from the Isle of Bute (Scottish
Islands CL2, WW Loc IO75lr, WAB NS15) during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/High-Power
entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or
LoTW. Visit his Web page at: http://www.kilchattan-bay.co.uk

EU-124. Members of the Luton VHF Group will be active as GW2L from
Holy Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th).
Operators mentioned are Ian/G1JCC, Don/G4LOO, Terry/G4UEM,
Andy/G8ATD and Bryan/M0BIK. The group will be staying in a
cottage for a week, so they will be on the HF bands after
the IOTA contest. Some of the group are also planning to
activate Holy Island mountain as a SOTA site during the week.
QSL via G3SVJ. For more details, see: http://www.g3svj.org.uk

EU-130. In celebration of their 65th anniversary, members of the ARI
VERONA DX TEAM will activate the Island of Santa Maria di
Barbana (IIA GO -013) during the RSGB IOTA Contest 2013 (July
27-28th). Thanks to the collaboration of Father Gianfranco,
J52OFM (one of J52EME-J52HF), they got authorization to operate
48 hours during the IOTA Contest 2013. The callsign to be used
is II3VR/IV3. Operators mentioned are Walter/I3VJW, Ampelio/
IK3JBP and Silverio/IK3IUL. Activity will be on all bands,
operating both on CW and SSB, in the category: Multi-Single/
All Mode/24 Hours. During the pre-contest and post-contest,
operators will be active for a few hours and will be operating
on the WARC bands. QSL via IQ3VO, direct or by the Bureau. For
more details, see: http://www.ari.verona.it/veronadxteam/ii3vr-iv3.htm

EU-140. Kari, OH5TS, will be active from Kuorsalo Island during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-
Power entry. QSL via OH5TS or LoTW.

EU-140. Members of the OH5AD group and possibly others will be active
as OG5A from Suuri-Musta Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 27-28th) as a Multi-Single/DXpedition entry. QSL via
OH5AD or OG5A by the Bureau. Operators mentioned are Simo/
OH5GIO, Timo/OH5GJZ and Vili/OH5GEV.

EU-186. Last year, members of the Turkish group called TCSWAT (Special
Wireless Activity Team) activated Kefken Island (AS-159) for
the IOTA Contest. This year Gokceada Island (EU-186) will be
activated for the contest. The team will be consisting of
Metin/TA1ED, Tevfik/TA1HZ, Murat/TA1PB, Yasar/TA3D and Ali/
TA7EB. Claimed by 41.4% of participants, Gokceada lies on the
northern part of Agean Sea and is a well-known tourist des-
tination <http://www.gokceada.gov.tr/>. Their radios include
a Kenwood TS-480, Kenwood TS-570 and Yaesu FT-857D. The antennas
they will be using are a Windom 80-10m wire antenna and a
5-element Spiderbeam on top of a Gipiderbeam Al mast. Station
will be powered by a generator. The team hopes to arrive on the
Island Friday evening and will depart Sunday evening. QSL cards
will be printed at the end of December, and will be distributed
to QSL Bureaus from Messe in 2014. TCSWAT will QSLs 100%, so
please do not hurry.

NA-014. Operators Kevin/VE9MY and Linda/VE9GLF will be active as home-
call/p from Deer Island (CISA NB-005) before, during and after
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). Both callsigns will be
used as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/Low-Power entries. QSL both call-
signs via their home callsigns, LoTW, direct or by the Bureau
(preferred – E-mail requests are accepted). Visit:
http://qsl.net/ve9my

NA-045. Keith, K5ENS, will be active as XE3/K5ENS from Isla Mujeres
(WLOTA 1716, WWFF XEFF-020) during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/All-Band/Low-Power
entry. He is expected to be here until July 31st. QSL via
LoTW or direct to his home callsign.

NA-050. Rick, K6VVA, will make his FOURTH attempt to activate Barter
Island. He hopes this effort from NA-050 during a predicted
propagation period will have OK condx and have at less 2
days of decent operations. Be advised there could be delays
reaching NA-050 due to local area “fog”. If this re-booked
FOURTH attempt at NA-050 is a “GO”, Rick will make a Twitter
post <http://www.twitter.com/k6vva> from the airport by 0130
UTC on 30 JULY 2013. For more details, see:
http://www.k6vva.com/iota/na050

NA-112. Wilson, KS4S, will be active from Sunset Beach Island, NC,
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/
CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via KS4S.

NA-148. Scott, NE1RD, will be active as NE1RD/1 from Georges Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/
SSB-Mode/12HRS/QRP entry. QSL via his home callsign.

OC-021. Pri, YB0ECT, will be active from Java Island during the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/
CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via W2FB.

OC-109/ (Update) The DX-World.net is reporting that operators John/
OC-122. YB5NOF, Anton/YB5QZ, Joni/YB9WZJ and YE5WM will activate
Natuna Selatan (OC-109) as YE5S and Tambelan (OC-122) as
YE5T very soon. The first activity will be from Tambelan
after August 8th. Natuna Selatan activity afterwards, all
weather dependent. QSL via W2FB.

OC-143. Zen, YB0MZI, will be active as YB0MZI/4 from Sumatra Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/
Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.

SA-018. Javier, CA7CAQ, will be active from Chiloe Island (WW Loc
FE36fu) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a
Single-Op entry. QSL via CA7CAQ direct.

SA-030. Members of the Radiogrupo Sur will be active as CV5A from
Flores Island (WLOTA LH-0528, ARLHS URU-001) between August
15-18th. Their activity will coincide with the International
Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW). Activity will be on
all bands and modes. For more details, see: http://cv5a.cx.uy

J7, DOMINICA. Operators Gerry/WA6POZ and Terry/N0TW will be active as
J79GF and J79TW, respectively, from the Sea Cliff Cottages on the NE side
of Dominica (NA-101) between July 30th and August 7th. Both operators
will be taking IC-706’s and some wire antennas, for 10, 15, and 20 meters.
They both plan to be active in the 10-10 SUMMER QSO Party on August 3-4th.
Gerry informs OPDX, “It is mainly going to be SSB, but I am bringing a
key. I don’t know much about the accommodations so we plan on just to
have some hamming and do a little site seeing. QSL via their home call-
signs. Gerry does use LoTW.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 29th-August 4th)….
Jul/29th AN Aug/01st HN Aug/03rd AN
Jul/30th AN Aug/02nd AN Aug/04th AN
Jul/31st HN

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

NCDXF PRESS RELEASE (NCDXC Donates 8,000 USDs To NCDXF). Glenn Johnson,
W0GJ, Vice President of NCDXF, sent out the following on July 23rd [edited]:
“At their July 20, 2013 picnic, the Northern California DX Club presented
a check for 8,000 USDs to the Northern California DX Foundation. NCDXF
President Rusty Epps (W6OAT) stated, ‘This donation, the largest ever
received from a Club, will help to provide critical funding to DXpedtions
high on the Most Wanted List. Often without support such DXpedtions would
not be possible. We are very grateful for this donation and value our
partnership with NCDXC.’ Credit for the success of NCDXF is made possible
by our contributors, individuals and clubs, who help make DX happen.
Joining or renewing membership has never been easier. Please visit our
website at <http://www.ncdxf.org>.”
For more details and a photo of the check being presented, go to the
NCDXC Web page at: http://www.ncdxc.org

QSL INFO AND NEWS…………………
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For July 26th)
—————————————————————————-
4L1MA via ON4RU IR3Z via IN3XUG RL70BR via UA3YY
4O/UA3RF via UA3RF IR4X via I4EAT RN1CR/0 via RN1CR
4X19MG via 4Z1TL IS0/DL8JJ/M via DL8JJ RX9AF via UA9AB (d,B)
6O0LA via LA4GHA JW/DL2GW via DL2GW SE0X via SM0MDG (L)
9A/OM8AA via OM8AA LA/DL2JRM via DL2JRM SJ1SOP via SM1TDE
9A/VE3ZIK via DK8ZZ LY55SOP via LY5W SM/DG5CST via DG5CST
9A20RRC via RZ3EC LZ0I via LZ1BJ SM6XVI via PA3FUJ
9A281AA via 9A1AA OD5TX via W4JS SN0EL via SP1KRF
9A281RBZ via 9A1RBZ OH1K via OH1JO SN1D via SP1RKT
9A282DX via 9A2DX OJ0R via G3TXF SN9U via SP9UMJ
9A282N via 9A2N OL2013CM via OK2KYD SV1/SV2CLJ via SV2CLJ
BD2FW/2 via BD2FW OL7T via OK2BXU SV5/OH2FUW via OH2FUW
BY4IB/4 via BY4IB (d,L) OO3BZ via ON3BZ SV5/OK2ZV/P via OK2ZV
BY7RA/7 via BA4EG OO4ACW via ON4ACW SV8/OE5GWP via OE5GWP
CS250CLE via CS5RPT OO4AEK via ON4AEK (L) SV8/PD0ARI via PD0ARI
CT8/CT3FN via HB9CRV OO4BAF via ON6KN SW8LR via HA0NAR
E718S via 9A3JB OO4VDV via ON4VDV UI2K via UA2FZ
ED5W via EA5DWS OO8DM via ON8DM (L) UP0L via DL8KAC
EG1ETG via EA1RCI PA6XX via PF0R UT0U via UT2UB
EG5FPN via EA7HBC PY0F/PP1CZ via PP1CZ W4O via N4YDU
HA150GG via HA6FQ (d) R13CWC via RZ4NWA YP13S via YO8AXP
HF450NS via SP3KEY R20RRC/0 via RZ3EC YR5TF via YO5BFJ
IC8/OM5RW via OM5RW R20RRC/1 via RZ3EC YR8D via YO8KRR
II9HY via IQ9DE R55TV via RU9AAA Z350SKOPJE via Z37RSM
IM0/I0PNM via I0PNM (d) RA9AFV via UA9AB (d,B) ZX1WYD via PY1AA
IM0SDX via IS0SDX RI0NZ via UA0LCZ
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only

C37UN (QSL by the Bureau or direct): Unio de Radioaficionats Andorrans,
P.O. Box 1150, Andorra la Vela 553, Andorra.

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 1A0C, 4K5D, 4O/YO3JW/P, 4U1ITU, 5T0SP, 5U9AMO,
8P2K, 8P9AA, A45XR, A61DJ, A92IO, AC4LN/6Y5, CN8KD, CW5W, FJ/N5WR,
FJ/N5WR, FS/K9EL, II0ESA, J28AA, JW9DFA, JY9ET, KH6FOC, MU0FAL, NP4Z,
OX3FV, PJ4/K5KG, PJ4LS, PJ5/K3TRM, TT8TT, VK7CW, XT2TT, XV9DT, YI1RZ
and ZM1A

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5W0M, CE2/CX1EK, CY9M, FS/K9EL, H40T, H44G,
HC2IWM/8, HT2N, NH8S, T31A and Z81X

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: C4Z, E21DYP, HS0ZIN, TF4X and VK4KEE

TF, ICELAND (Special Event). Operators Villi/TF3DX and Lenio/PY3DF will
activate the special event station TF3ESP from the Harpa Conference Centre
in Reykjavik during the 98th Esperanto World Conference until July 27th,
and sporadically after that date. Operations include SSB and CW. QSL via
TF3DX.

TK13, CORSICA (IOTAs Op!). Laurent, F8BBL, will be active as TK13RNB
[Radio Nature Balade] from Corsica (EU-014, DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001,
WLOTA 1390, DDFM 2A) between July 27th and August 10th, in the Cargese
location. Operators Michel (TK/F5OZF) and Solange (TK/F5RXL) will also
be with him. There will be daily activity, but holiday style on 80-10
meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He will be running 100 watts
using a FT-857 into a M1 vertical antenna. During their stay, they will
also activate the following:
* Monday, August 5th: Trip to Sanguinaires Island (EU-104, DIFM TK-002,
DDFM 2A, Grid Squ. JN41HV); Callsign TK13RNB/p.
* Thursday, August 8th: SOTA activity from Erbaghiolu (SOTA TK-158);
Callsign TK13RNB/p.

QSL via F8BBL <http://rnb.dx-cw.net>, direct or by the REF Bureau
(only this Bureau, please) or LoTW. Log search via ClubLog.

TO7, MAYOTTE (Early Announcement). Hartwig, DL7BC, will once again be
active as FH/DL7BC from Mayotte (AF-027) between March 21st and April
4th, 2014. Activity will be from Bruno’s, DH1BL/FH4VOS, QTH. Operations
will be on 20-10 meters (40m possibly) plus participation in CQWW WPX
SSB Contest signing TO7BC. He will use 100 watts into a SpiderBeam. QSL
via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. For more details, visit
his Web site at: http://www.qslnet.de/member/dl7bc/en_TO7BC.htm

YOUTUBE VIDEO (The Amsterdam Island Expedition – 2014). Ralph Fedor,
K0IR, posted the following video on YouTube this past week, and states,
“This video describes the collective expedition adventures of the 14
men who will travel to Amsterdam Island in January of 2014. The team
is made up of 14 amateur radio operators from around the world.” The
video is almost 7 minutes and can be viewed at:

ZS8, MARION ISLAND. The “DX-World.net” reports that a new YL operator
Nadia, ZS8A, will soon be active. Meanwhile, propagation and busy working
schedules have kept David/ZS8Z and Carson/ZS8C operating on limited time.

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The following stations are expected to be active in the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th, 2013)
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Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2013 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/iota2013.html
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Contest DXCC IOTA Island QSL Route-(B)Bureau/
Callsign Entity (e)eQSL/(L)LoTW/(d)direct
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3V8SM Tunisia AF-083 Jerba HA8KW [this op only] or
QSL via (B,d)
4O/RK3RB/p Montenegro EU-163 Sv Nikola RK3RB; QSL via (B,d)
(GS only, no IRCs)
4O/UA3RF/p Montenegro EU-163 Sv Nikola UA3RF; QSL via (B,d)
(GS only, no IRCs)
5R8NE Madagascar AF-057 Nosy Be IK2DUW
9A/AC6DD Croatia EU-110 Sveti Nikola AC6DD
9A/HA9MDN Croatia EU-170 Vir HA9MDN; QSL via (B,e)
9A/HA0KA Croatia EU-170 Pag HA0KA
9A/IV3LZQ Croatia EU-110 Sveti Nikola IV3LZQ (D)
9A/OM2FY Croatia EU-170 Kaprije OM2FY
9A/OM5AW Croatia EU-136 Krk OM2FY
9A/OM8AA Croatia EU-016 Solta OM8AA
9A/OO7T/p Croatia EU-016 Brac OO7T (B)
9A1RAB Croatia EU-136 Rab 9A4KJ (B)
9A8DV Croatia EU-016 Drvenik Veli IK6VXO
9A0D Croatia EU-170 Zirje DK8ZZ; auto QSL via (B)
9M2FB West Malaysia AS-074 Pulau Ketam 9M2FB
9M8Z East Malaysia OC-088 Borneo LoTW; QSL via M0URX (B,d)
BA4TB/4 China AS-135 Dongxilang BA4TB
BA4WL/5 China AS-137 Liuheng BD4WO (D)
BP0A Taiwan AS-103 Peng Hu BP0A
BY4IB China AS-146 Jiming LoTW; QSL via BA4EG (B)
BY7RA/7 China AS-139 Weizhou BA4EG
CA7CAQ Chile SA-018 Chiloe CA7CAQ (D)
CF2I Canada NA-128 Ile Verte LoTW; QSL via VE2CQ
CQ9D Madeira AF-046 Deserta CT3KN
CS5DX Portugal EU-040 Bugio CS5DX
CT7ACG Portugal EU-145 Culatra LoTW; QSL via CT7ACG
DG5LAC/p Germany EU-047 Juist LoTW; QSL via DARC (B,d,e)
DL1WA/p Germany EU-129 Usedom
DL5KUD Germany EU-057 Ruegen DL5KUD (B)
DL8DZL/p Germany EU-129 Usedom DL8DZL
DM3X/p Germany EU-129 Goermitz DM3X (B)
DM50IOTA Germany EU-047 Borkum DL2VFR; QSL via DARC (B,d)
DP3D/p Germany EU-057 Ummanz eQSL
ED1K Spain EU-080 Ons EA1NK
EF8X Canary Islands AF-004 Tenerife W2GR
EI1A Ireland EU-115 Mainland
EI7M Ireland EU-115 Mainland EI6HB
EI9HX Ireland EU-115 Mainland
EJ1Y Ireland EU-006 Inishmore EI5JQ
EJ5KF Ireland EU-121 Bere EI5KF
EJ0A Ireland EU-006 Inishere EI4GXB; QSL via (B,d)
ES5GP/8 Estonia EU-178 Kihnu
ES0U Estonia EU-034 Saaremaa ES2DJ
F4FET/p France EU-157 Cezembre F4FET
F6KOP/p France EU-064 Noirmoutier F6KOP (B)
G4ALE/p England EU-120 Isle of Wight G4ALE
G7N England EU-120 Isle of Wight G5XV
GJ2A Jersey EU-013 Jersey LoTW; QSL via GJ3DVC
GJ6YB Jersey EU-013 Jersey G3SWH
GM2T Scotland EU-008 Tiree LoTW; QSL via GM4UYZ (d)
GM7A Scotland EU-008 Isle of Gigha GM7AAJ
GM7O Scotland EU-008 Isle of Skye GW3SQX
GM7V Scotland EU-010 Benbecula N3SL
GM0ADX Scotland EU-008 Isle of Skye GM0DJG
GM0FGI Scotland EU-123 Isle of Bute LoTW; QSL via GM0FGI (B)
GV4AFJ England EU-005 Great Britain G4AFJ
GV0OBX/p Scotland EU-123 Inchcolm GM0OBX
GW2L Wales EU-124 Holy G3SVJ
GW8K Wales EU-124 Flatholm MW0DHF
HQ3W Honduras NA-160 Cochino Pequeno KD4POJ
IA5/OO4O Italy EU-028 Elba LoTW
IC8FBU Italy EU-031 Capri IC8FBU (B)
IC8WIC Italy EU-031 Capri IC8WIC
ID8/IQ8CS Italy EU-144 Dino IQ8CS; QSL via (B,d)
IE9DX Italy EU-051 Ustica IK6JRI; QSL via (B,d)
IF9/IT9BXR Italy EU-054 Favigna IT9BXR (B)
IF9/IT9RDG Italy EU-054 Favigna LoTWB; QSL via IT9RDG (d)
IH9YMC Italy AF-018 Pantelleria eQSL
II3VR/IV3 Italy EU-130 Santa Maria di Barban IQ3VO (d, B)
IJ7T Italy EU-073 San Pietro IZ7AUH; QSL via (OQRS,B,d)
IM0/I0PNM Italy EU-165 San Pietro I0PNM
IM0C Sardinia EU-165 San Pietro IS0BGL
IP1T Italy EU-083 Tino IZ5JLF
IR8R Italy EU-031 Ischia
IT9/IF9ZWA Italy EU-025 Sicily LoTW; QSL via IF9ZWA (B)
IT9RZU Italy EU-025 Sicily IT9RZU
IT9VDQ Italy EU-025 Sicily IT9VDQ
IV3NVN/p Italy EU-130 Anfora IV3NVN (B)
J48A Greece EU-075 Aegina SV1AON
J49A Crete EU-187 Dia LoTW; QSL via SV9GPV
JA4FHE/4 Japan AS-117 O-shima JA4FHE
JA8COE/8 Japan AS-147 Yagishiri JA8COE
JI3DST/1 Japan AS-008 Shikine JI3DST (B)
K1VSJ USA NA-046 Martha’s Vineyard K1VSJ; QSL via (B,d)
K5HM/p USA NA-143 Pelican K5HM
K5KUA USA NA-143 Galveston K5KUA; QSL via (B,d)
K8GU/3 USA NA-140 Middle Hooper K8GU
KS4S USA NA-112 Sunset Beach KS4S
KT3Q/5 USA NA-143 Galveston DF8DX
LA/G3TTC/p Norway EU-061 Tjome G3TTC
LA2MOA Norway EU-141 Vardo LoTW; QSL via LA2MOA (B,d,e)
LN7H Norway EU-055 Bokn LA7H
LZ0I Bulgaria EU-181 Sveti Ivan
M7X England EU-120 Isle of Wight G0TSM
M8C England EU-011 St Mary’s G4DFI
M0NMS/p England EU-120 Isle of Wight LX1NO
MM/DL6MHW Scotland EU-009 Orkney Main DL6MHW
MM/ON6QR Scotland EU-009 Orkney Main ON6QR
MM2N Scotland EU-009 Orkney LoTW; QSL via MM0GPZ
MM3I Scotland EU-123 Isle of Arran G3SWH; QSL via (B,d)
MM3KBU/p Scotland EU-010 South Uist M3KBU (d)
MM3T Scotland EU-123 Isle of Bute eQSL
MM6GCS/p Scotland EU-010 North Uist M6GCS; QSL via (B,d)
MU0HTJ Guernsey EU-114 Guernsey 2E0SQL; QSL via RSGB (B,d)
MZ5A Scotland EU-012 Shetland G3TXF
N1LI USA NA-137 Long N1LI
N2GC USA NA-026 Long LoTW; QSL via N2GC
NE1RD/1 USA NA-148 Georges NE1RD
OG5A Finland EU-140 Suuri Musta OG5A
OH1K Finland EU-140 Kaunissaari OH1JO; QSL via (B,d)
OH1TD Finland EU-096 Korpo OH1TD; QSL via (B,d)
OH5TS Finland EU-140 Kuorsalo LoTW; QSL via OH5TS
OH0V Aland Island EU-002 Aland OH6LI; QSL via OH0V
OJ0R Market Reef EU-053 Market Reef G3TXF
OZ/DL7CX Denmark EU-171 Mors DL7CX
OZ1IVA/p Denmark EU-088 Laeso OZ1IVA
OZ7BQ/p Denmark EU-171 Fur LoTW; QSL via OZ7BQ (B)
OZ0TX Denmark EU-125 Mando DL7AT
PA/ON6CQ Netherlands EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland ON6CQ; QSL via (B,d)
PE3V/p Netherlands EU-038 Ameland PE3V
PF10C Netherlands EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland ON4ON
PG13IOTA Netherlands EU-038 Texel PD1AKL
PP5VX Brazil SA-027 Sao Francisco PP5VX
PQ5M Brazil SA-027 Sao Francisco PP5BZ
PR5D Brazil SA-047 Ilha do Mel PY5DC (d)
PX8Z Brazil SA-060 Cotijuba PY8WW
PY0F/PP1CZ Fernando de Noronha SA-003 Fernando de Noronha PP1CZ
RI0NZ Russia (Asia) AS-066 Popov UA0LCZ; QSL via (B,d)
RK3SWB/1 Russia (Europe) EU-147 Berezhnoy Borshovets
SA1A Sweden EU-020 Gotland SM1TDE (B)
SF2X/p Sweden EU-135 Ledskar SM5EFX
SM5CKV/p Sweden EU-177 Harstena G0CKV
SM0THU/1 Sweden EU-020 Gotland LoTW; QSL via SM0THU (B)
SN0RX Poland EU-132 Wolin SP8RX
SV8/OM6NM Greece EU-174 Thassos OM6NM
SW8CC Greece EU-052 Zakynthos M5RIC
SW8LR Greece EU-174 Thassos HA0NAR
SW9GG Crete EU-015 Crete MM0GOR (B)
TC0GI Turkey AS-186 Gokceada TA1HZ (d)
TM2BI France EU-048 Belle Ile en Mer LoTW; QSL via F6KPQ (B,d)
TM5KD France EU-068 Sein
TM7T France EU-039 Grand Ile ON8ZL; QSL via (B,d)
UA1ZZ/p Russia (Europe) EU-162 Glov UA1ZZ
UR8GX/p Ukraine EU-179 Kalanch UR5GDX
V29SH Antigua NA-100 Antigua LoTW; QSL via VE6SH (d)
V47JA St Kitts & Nevis NA-104 St Kitts LoTW
VA2SG Canada NA-128 Ile aux Coudres VA2SG
VA7ISL Canada NA-036 Vancouver VE7JH
VE7DB Canada NA-091 Bowen VA7NX; QSL via (B/d)
VE9GLF/p Canada NA-014 Deer VE9GLF
VE9MY/p Canada NA-014 Deer VE9MY
VK3MEG Australia OC-136 Phillip LoTW
VK6MAB/p Australia OC-164 Rottnest VK6MAB; QSL via (B,d)
VR2KF Hong Kong AS-006 Ma Wan VR2KF
VR2UNG Hong Kong AS-006 Hong Kong LoTW; QSL via VR2FUN (d)
VY2TT Canada NA-029 Prince Edward VY2TT (B)
W4MY USA NA-067 Harkers W4MY
W4O USA NA-067 Ocracoke N4YDU (d)
WB8YJF/4 USA NA-067 Ocracoke WB8YJF
XE3/K5ENS Mexico NA-045 Isla Mujeres LoTW; QSL via K5ENS (d)
XF3/IZ2LSC Mexico NA-045 Isla Mujeres LoTW; QSL via EB7DX (d)
or IZ2LSC (B)
YB3EDD Indonesia OC-021 Java YB3EDD
YB3MM/7 Indonesia OC-166 Derawan IZ8CCW; QSL (d) or OQRS
YB0ECT Indonesia OC-021 Java W2FB
YB0MZI/4 Indonesia OC-143 Sumatra LoTW
YF1AR/3 Indonesia OC-237 Madura N2OO
YP13S Romania EU-183 Sacalinu Mare YO8AXP (d)
ZV1M Brazil SA-029 Ilha Grande PY1MT; QSL via (B,d)

Grupos Activos en el ILLW

Nos enteramos a través del email que el Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Team, estara activando el Faro de Punta Tuna, en Maunabo para el International Lighthouse Lightship Weekendel tercer fin de semana de Agosto. Viendo en la pagina del ILLW, nos dimos cuenta que hay 3 grupos más registrados para participar en este evento. y estos son:

  • KP3RE, RADIO OPERADORES DEL ESTE, estarán desde Cabo San Juan / Fajardo,
  • KP3ER, BORINQUEN RADIO CLUB, estarán desde Punta Higuero, Rincon,
  • WP4CRG, CARIBBEAN AMATEUR RADIO GROUP, estara activos con W4L, desde Punta Los Morillo,
  • WP4NPC, Movimiento Radiaficionado de Puerto Rico (La POLILLA), estarán activos desde Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Felicitaciones a los grupos que activarán a Puerto Rico para este evento.

PRART

 

 

Este año el International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend, es el fin de semana del 17 y 18 de Agosto desde las 0001 UTC del 17, y por 48 horas.

 

Sesión de exámenes del ARRL/VEC

PR_VI TEAM_T2AT

Sesión de exámenes del ARRL/VEC en la Universidad Interamericana METRO
El Sábado 27 de julio de 2013 a las 8AM en el salón 501.
¡Renovaciones o modificaciones de su licencia GRATIS, al instante!
Puede presentarse a la sesión o reservar un asiento [AQUI]
Exámenes para todas las licencias en Ingles o español. como usted lo prefiera.

El equipo de examinadores del ARRL/VEC VEs estará esperándolo para ayudarle.
¡Acomodo especial para personas con impedimentos!

Coordenadas para el GPS : 18.369222, -66.076828