Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No.
3V8, TUNISIA (IOTA Op). Some members of The Canary Islands DX
(EC8ADU, EC4DX, EC8AUA) and some Tunisian operators have announced
they will be active from Djerba Island (AF-038). Activity will be on
WARC bands and on SSB/PSK31/RTTY between July 26-29th. They will also
active on SSB during the IOTA Contest July 30-31st. QSL via the
to Javi, EC4DX; more infomation is available on QRZ.com. Visit
DXpedition's Web site
EAST MALAYSIA. Operators 9M6US and 9M6MU will activate the official
station 9M4SHQ for Malaysia for the IARU Contest. Please note
station will be located at the Hill View Gardens Amateur Radio
in Sabah. QSL 9M4SHQ via N2OO.
A3, TONGA. Alex, HB9FBO, will be active as
A35BO from October 24th to
December 1st. Activity will be on 160-10 meters,
including the WARC bands,
and on CW/SSB/PSK31. QSL via info on QRZ.com. Look
for a A35BO Web page
in the coming weeks.
CY9SS, ST. PAUL ISLAND. The
CY9SS DXpedition on St. Paul Island went
QRT on Wednesday, July
DX SUMMIT AND THE FINNISH TREASURE HUNT (OH2W, OH4W, OH5W, OH6W,
OH8W and OH9W). Martti, OH2BH, reports: "The Elisa Radio Club of
is managing the original world-renowned DX Summit, and you may have
that their heading includes the callsign of the group who operates
DX Cluster 'OH9W'. This coming weekend marks another interesting
when the DX Cluster will be employed to support the WRTC-2006
Radiosport Team Championship) OH qualifying run for 24 hours during
CW/SSB IARU Radiosport Contest that is sure to penetrate the bands.
along with six (6) other W (Whiskey) callsigns will compete with
stations to capture the honors for Finnish team captain of the 2006
event. You are invited to try to log these seven stations by
this DX Summit link: http://oh2aq.kolumbus.com/dxs/wrtc.htmlFrom
the above link you can move to the DX Summit Main Page and send
spots and compete for honors to be one of the stations producing
number of spots during this event. If you manage to work all
a professional video featuring the WRTC-2002 event will
be yours at no cost.
The competing captain candidates - OH0XX, OH1JT,
OH1NOA, OH2UA, OH4JFN and
OH6RX - will appreciate your call on all bands."
FW, WALLIS AND
FUTUNA. OPDX was informed that Guy, FR5ZL, will be active
here as FW5ZL
between July 13th and August 13th. Activity will be on
CW/SSB, and possibly RTTY and PSK31. QSL direct to
FR5ZL (NO QSLs via the
HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Members of the Lomadeltoro
Contest Team will be
active as HI3CCP in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October
29-30th) as a
Multi-Op/High-Power entry. Operators mentioned are: HI3CCP,
HI3NR and HI8ROX. QSL via ON4IQ.
Also, members of the
Lomadeltoro Contest Team (operators not provided)
will be active as HI3A in
the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as
a Multi-Op entry. QSL via AD4Z.
Visi the Lomadeltoro Contest Team's Web
PRESS RELEASE OF THE WEEK (New DXCC Entity?). OPDX received
a press release
from Eddie DeYoung, VK4AN, titled "ROYAL AMATEUR RADIO
SOCIETY (RARS) of the
HUTT RIVER PROVINCE PRINCIPALITY". The press release
are a small country, located on the Australian continent, just north
Geraldton, Western Australia. We just celebrated 35 years of
from Australia and have received recognition from a UN-member
to recent events, we are now ready to commence radio
we established the Ministry of Communications, a
Communications Act was
decreed, Radio Regulations were formulated using the
IARU Regulations as a
guideline, and a body to represent Amateur Radio in the
created, to be known as the Royal Amateur Radio Society. The
RARS came into
being 01 July 2005. We have just applied for membership in the
and once a provisional prefix is granted by the ITU, we will
qualify for new
country status for DXCC purposes. We believe that we have
submitted all the
documentation that should be required. Once we have 'New
it is anticipated that a large number of DXers/Contesters
will be eager to
operate from here. The prefix block 'H5A~Z' has been applied
for, and will
be used (unofficially) until ratified by the ITU. We have a
room available at the main Government building, and acres of
land for an
antenna farm 'but' we do not have any equipment or antennas to
visiting Hams as yet. We are asking the international DX community
help as we are an emerging country, and, as can be expected, funds
scarce to purchase equipment for the Club station. You and your group
help in several ways: by joining RARS; donate or sell radio items
to your needs at minimal cost; donation of funds. All donations of
and funds will be acknowledged by a personal letter of thanks from
RARS and our Sovereign, HRH Prince Leonard! Items can be sent
Hutt River Province, or to me for checking and any refurbishment. I
planning to return to Hutt River Province in a few months, and can
what we have and set it up to begin operations. DXpedition groups will
very welcome, but, will need to make a reservation, as we expect a
of hams wanting to use the club facilities in the first year that we
DXCC country status. 'Self contained' groups are welcome anytime.
information about the Hutt River Province Principality; an insight
our 35-year history of independence and photos of the Principality,
application for membership, citizenship, more information, or reply
matters, can be had by contacting me
mailto:dg-comms@...-river-rovince..comEddie DeYoung H50A~VK4AN~VK6CC
Ministry of Communications
& temporary RARS "Secretary of
VK QTH: 17~19 Ross St, Maryborough, QLD 4650 Australia
Government Offices, Nain, Hutt River Province, via Northampton,
PC2A, will be active as EA8/PC2A from Lanzarote
S-007) until July 14th. Activity may be limited
a holiday trip with a K2-100 and dipole antennas.
direct or by the bureau. Visit the following Web
information at: http://www.pi4cc.nl/personal/pc2a/ea8/
AS-079. Tack, JE1RXJ, will sign homecall/6 from Miyako Island
AS-079-055), Okinawa Pref, August 3-7th. Activity will be
CW/SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or
AS-147. Sasi/JA1KJW, Yama/JJ1JGI, Akira/JK1EBA,
homecall/8 from Rebun Island (JIIA
Hokkaido Coastal Island, July 15-18th. QSL via their
direct or by the bureau.
EU-037. Kent, SM0ELV, will be
active as SM0ELV/7 from Ido Island
the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 30-31st). Activity will be on
CW and SSB.
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
JanJaap/PG7V and Jack/PD2JVE will be active from Texel
special callsign PC6IOTA from July 27th to August
activity will be participation in the RSGB
(July 30-31st). Activity before and after the
on all HF bands on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK, and 6
and 70 centimeters. QSL via PG7V. More info about
can be found on: http://www.pg7v.net/pc6iota
EU-055. Members of the QLF DX Team (LA6Q), will be active from
Lighthouse NOR-262 on the Island of Utsira, July
IOTA group is #6 on the Most Wanted list for EU.
mentioned are: LA5UKA/Bjorn, LA8AJA/Andy and
Activity will be on 80-17 meters, CW, SSB some RTTY. QSL
EU-130. Bodo, DL3OCH, will be active as IV3/DL3OCH
GO-001 and MIA MI-039), July 28th to August 1st.
on 160-10 meters CW only. Bodo will also
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via his
direct or by the bureau.
EU-132. Operators Zick/SP3BJK and
Przemek/SQ3RX will be active
Island (SPIA SZ-002 for the Polish Islands Award)
22nd and August 2nd. They will sign homecall/1.
on all HF bands, CW and SSB, and an entry in the
QSL via SQ3RX, direct or by the bureau.
LU4BR, President of Radio Club Argentino,
that his members will activate Martin Garcia
callsign LR4D from July 28-31st. Their
July 28-29th: HF bands, mainly
July 30-31st: Entry in the 2005 IOTA Contest as
via LU4AA, both direct or by the bureau.
JT3, MONGOLIA. From the HQ
station of the MRSF, look for JT3T to partipicate
in the IARU World
Championships from the border town of Zamyn-Uud. QSL
direct to JT1CH: P.O.
Box 421, Ulaanbaatar-38, MONGOLIA.
Look for Dov, 4Z4DX, to be active as
4Z4DX/LH from the Jaffa Lighthouse
(ARLHS ISR-005), August
20-21st. Activity will be on all bands and
modes. QSL via his
home callsign (QRZ.com), or eQSL. Logs will be
Gordon, VE3RGG, will be operating from Cabot Head
the first week of August. He will be living
there for the week and
be an entry in the Lighthouse/Lightship
Contest (August 6-7th). Cabot
Head Lighthouse is located on the
Bruce Peninsula, South of Tobermory,
on Georgian Bay. QSL via
his home callsign, direct, IRC or Canadian
ARGENTINA. Look for LR2F to be active during the IARU Contest this
a Multi-Single CW/SSB entry. Before the competition the operators
activate the station on different bands putting an emphasis on 160m.
operators mentioned are: LU2FA, LW7DX, LW9DA, LU5CW, LU1FZR, LU4FPZ
LU5FF. To request sked for QSOs before the competition, send an
QSL via LU2FA.
OL200, SLOVAKIA (Special Event). Look for OL200BA
and other special event
stations to be active now through December 31st
celebrate the "Battle of
the Three Emperors" in Austerlitz 200 years ago.
More information can be
found on the following Web page at: http://www.qrz.cz/Pages/diplom_en.html
THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Look for special event station
PA2000N to be
active on the air between July 8-23rd. Activity is to
celebrate the 2000th
anniversary of the City of Nijmegen (also known
INFO AND NEWS...................
Claude, N1QAE (ex-6Y5CC),
reports that the 6 meter logs for 6Y5RV have
finally arrived. He
states, "This is all possible due to the deligence
and help from
my good friend Wenty, 6Y5IC, in Jamaica. He and I are in
process of inputing the information in the computer. The first
batch of QSLs will be going out the the second week of July 2005. I
understand that these 6 meters logs are very important and
AS soon as we are finished inputing the information, I
will try to
get them up on the Web (time permitting). Please be
patient. Thank you
all for you kind
OPDX was informed that the A35YL and YJ0YL
QSL cards should be mailed
out in approximately one month's
time. The IOTAs covered during the
YJ0YL - OC-035 (May
A35YL - OC-049 (May
- OC-064 (May 30th to June 7th - a fairly rare IOTA).
Australian postage stamp covering the return, at "Card Only"
will be a special issue stamp picturing the 2 YLs, VE7YL
and VK3DYL on
it. It is planned to have only one run of these
special stamps, so they
will no doubt become collector's items!
Note: This stamp can not be used
with 2 cards in the one
Goran, YZ1SG/YT2A, has announced that the logs for
and TA4/YZ1SG (Bodrum) are now on:
QSLs will be printed very soon. QSL via YZ1SG, by the bureau or
Goran Savic, Zlatiborska 59, 31310 Cajetina,
Serbia & Montenegro.
TZ, MALI. The VooDoo Contest Group will be
active in the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 26-27th) this year signing TZ5A.
As usual, they will be a Multi-
Multi entry with seven 1 KW stations and
mono-band antennas. QSL TZ5A via
G3SXW. Individual licences have been issued
to the team members as
AA7A - TZ6NS K7WP -
G3SXW - TZ5A KC7V -
G4BWP - TZ6WP KY7M -
G4IRN - TZ6RN N7NG TZ6NG
and K5VT will also join the operators of the TZ5A contest group.
TZ callsigns will be used outside the contest. More details
W1AW/5 AND NU1AW/3 HQ MULTIPLIERS FOR IARU. Tim Duffy, K3LR,
sent out the
following press release: "The two USA Headquarters (HQ)
the 2005 IARU HF World Championship contest will be very
active on all
HF bands and modes this coming weekend. The ARRL HQ station,
be portable five in Arkansas with multi multi contest station,
the flagship host station. The IARU HQ station, NU1AW, will be
three with multi multi contest station K3LR as the flagship host
QSL to the W1AW and NU1AW addresses
as listed on QRZ.COM
Experienced contestmen from several states will man the
radios for the
24 hours contest
W1AW/5 will be staffed with 12
CW and 15 SSB operators.
NU1AW/3 will be
staffed with 6 CW and 6 SSB operators."
WP3, PUERTO RICO. Alfredo, WP3C,
will be active in this year's CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a
entry. QSL via W3HNK. Visit his Web
site at: http://www.wp3c.qth.com
IRAQ. Ilian, YI9LZ, in Ad Diwaniyah, will participate in the IARU
Championship 2005 (1200z, July 9th to 1200z, July 10th) as his
dictate. QSL via LZ1ZF.
YR0, ROMANIA. The Romanian headquarter station
will be active in the
2005 IARU HF World Championship as YR0HQ. A free award
(YR0HQ 2005 AWARD)
is issued for those who work this callsign during this