DX Bulletin No. 1361
April 23, 2018
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Sent/Written in Strongsville, OH
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, WB6Z, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, EI9FBB, ES1CW, F5NQL, F5UFX, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3SWH, GW0ANA, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, MW1CFN, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB, S50U, Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 15th/April, through Sunday, 22nd/April there were 225 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".
3B7A ST. BRANDON DXPEDITION NEWS (Thank You Everyone). I’m writing these words now the entire team is safe back in Mauritius. Of course our very first priority has been to give news to our family after 2 weeks without any exchange. The team is quite tired after such an intense adventure, but we are very satisfied. After months of preparation everything goes as planned, result of so much work and a flawless organization. Of course, we will study statistics in detail, but we are quite satisfied by the overall results. Many have been able to log Saint Brandon as a new DXCC. Other people have filled one or more bands/modes slots. Our team was quite small with only 8 peoples, for a short duration of 10 days, managing food, maintenance, and the radio, better say immediately we haven't slept much! We knew propagation was not at his best and it has been confirmed on the air. All days were different giving various openings. High bands only gave propagation to Europe, Japan and Africa. The final repartition of QSO is the perfect reflect of this reality. Our efforts oriented to the most difficult areas helped to balance the different percentage by continent. From a global point of view, Europe and Japan had the best conditions on all bands. Regarding America, we had not to miss any opening and pay a very special attention to maximize chances. This was one of our main priority. Daily information from our pilot’s stations helped us to adapt our strategy and identify some short openings with VK-ZL or SA for example. We have received so many emails from you. All of them confirm your satisfaction, thank you so much for these kind words. Like for every expedition a few of them mention too fast cw, too slow cw, too much rtty, not enough ft8, missed openings, etc. The most interesting comments will be part of our debriefing and will help us to improve our strategies for any possible future project. We have now left Saint Brandon with the confidence of the “accomplished mission”, accordingly with our announced objectives. After Tromelin and Juan de Nova we have now discovered another great island. “L’ile du Sud” is home for very important wildlife in the Indian Ocean. We have been lucky privileged spectators during these few days: Turtles, Macoua, Sternes, rabbits, etc. We gave a very special attention so our mission does not disturb wildlife at all by choosing carefully the location of each antenna or cable, watching at each move around the island. Our previous experiences have been a great advantage. We have also met some interesting people on the island: coast-guards, fishermen, a globe-trotter. Then, certainly the most important point, the team has been incredible one more time, working like one man, with countless effort from the first to the very last minute. The human experience has been outstanding and will remain in our memories. None of us imagine a final end of our team, but this will certainly be another story... Our first thanks are of course for our families for their continuous support. Thanks to all of you for your personal of clubs/foundations donations, they are a condition to make such projects possible. The quality of the equipment provide by some sponsors also had a major role to provide strong signals, reliable setups corresponding with our needs. The SunSDR2 pro by Expert Electronics have really been a game changer for us. All the team get familiar with them very easily and we cannot imagine a new project without them, associated with our Modmics provided by PileupDX they were just perfect. The antenna parts was one more time supported by Spiderbeam. The different RX systems were by DXengineering, Low Band Systems and Batima. Then everything was connect by our lightweight high performance coaxial cables by Messi and Paoloni. Special thanks also to: F6AGM, LU5FF, ON9CFG, N6PSE, JJ3PRT, F8DQL, F4DSE, DX AVENUE, K6TU, VOACAP, QSL Concept, Raphael Fishing, E-Sat, for their support. This final version of the Log has now being uploaded on clublog as well as the complete photo album of the expedition. OQRS will soon be open so you can request your QSL card. We strongly recommend to use this system for you direct or buro request, we don’t need your paper cards. LOTW will also be uploaded in the coming weeks. 73’s de F5UFX Seb, for the entire team. 3B7A QRT, VA 3B8, MAURITIUS. Operators Giulio/IW3HVB, Corrado/IK3YBX, Fabio/IZ3IBL and Vittorio/I3VFJ are now active as 3B8MB from Mauritius Island (AF-049) until April 27th. Activity is mainly on 144 and 1296 MHz EME. QSL via IW3HVB. For more details and update, check out: http://www.iw3hvb.it/?page_id=396 5U, NIGER. Torbjon, SM7RME, is expected to be active as 5U7R from Niamey. The length of his stay is not known. Activity will be during his spare time on various HF bands. QSL via SM7EHU. 5W0 & YJ, SAMOA AND VANUATU. Stan, LZ1GC, will be active from two different entities later in the year. His tentative schedule is as follows: September 28th-October 14th -- From Apia, Samoa (OC-097); callsign 5W0GC October 15th-November 4th -- From Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035), Vanuatu; callsign YJ0GC Activity will be on 160-6 meters, with a focus on 160/80m, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates, see: http://www.c21gc.com 6Y, JAMAICA. Armin, DK9PY, will once again be active as 6Y6N from St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, between May 23rd and June 6th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands (160-10m) using CW only. He will be active from Josh's, 6Y5WJ, station, and will participate in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via his home callsign. 8J1, JAPAN (Special Event). Look for special event station, 8J1ITU, to be on the air from Japan between 1500z, on April 30th, and 1459z, on May 31st. Activity is to celebrate the anniversary of the foundation of the ITU (World Telecommunication and Information Society Day - May 17th). 8J1ITU is operated by the Japan ITU Amateur Radio Club during the month of May every year. This activity counts for Japan Honshu Island (AS-007, JIIA AS-007-001, WLOTA 2376), as well as Kasumigaura City (Japan JCC# 1430). QSL via the Bureau (JARL) or eQSL. A5, BHUTAN. YL operators Kay/WA0WOF/A52YLE and Mio/JR3MVF/A52YLM will be active as A52YL from Dochula Eco Retreat in Bhutan between April 29th and May 5th. They will be joined by OM operators Junichi/JH3AEF/A52AEF and Jusei/JA3IVU/A52IVU mainly to help and with limited operating. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Suggested frequencies are around: 3537, 3798, 7100, 10100, 14175, 18118, 21225, 24940, 28850 and 52.00 kHz. QSL A52YL and A52YLE only via WA0WOF or LoTW. QSL A52YLM via JR3MVF. QSL A52IVU via JA3IVU, by the Bureau or direct. QSL A52AEF via JH3AEF, by the Bureau or direct. DAY-ZENIA HAMVENTION NEWS (DX Forum). Details of the SWODXA DX Forum for the 2018 Day-Zenia Hamvention have been posted. The DX Forum will be in Room 1 on Saturday, May 19th, between 3:15-5:00 PM (EDT), at the Greene County Fairgrounds, Ohio. Jay Slough, K4ZLE, will be the moderator. The scheduled talks this year are: 6O6O - Somalia - by Adrian, KO8SCA 3C1L/3C0L - Equatorial Guinea & Annobon Island - by Yuris, YL2GM 3Y0Z - Bouvet - by Bob, K4UEE The complete write-up about the above forum talks can be found on the SouthWest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) Web page at: http://swodxaevents.org/latest-news The complete list of HamVention Forums for all three days with times and dates can be found on the HamVention Web page at: http://hamvention.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-Forum-Complete-v8.pdf DXCC NEWS. ARRL Field Services and Radiosport Manager Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, reports that the current 4B4B DXpedition to Revillagigedo has been approved for DXCC credit. FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY (Just A Reminder). Operators Rick/AI5P, Barry/N0KV, Gregory/W0ZA and Jim/WD0E are now active as FJ/AI5P and FJ/N0KV from Pointe Milou, St. Barthelemy Island (NA-146, Grid Square FK87), until April 27th. Activity is on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and some Satellite operations. FJ/N0KV logs will be updated to LoTW while Rick's logs (FJ/AI5P) will not since he continues to be an analog guy with an actual key and pen/paper log. Paper QSLs will be available from both N0KV and AI5P direct and via the Bureau. All U.S. addressees send SASE; addressees outside the US should send SAE plus 2 USDs for return postage. Use of ClubLog is not anticipated. GB0, WALES (Special Event). A special event station, GB0BYL, will operate digital (including WSPR) and occasional SSB during the period of April 22-28th, inclusive. This commemorates the 32nd anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. As well as reminding everyone of this event, John, MW1CFN, hope as many of you as possible will support the UN-accredited charity, Chernobyl Children International. GB4, WALES (Special Event). Members of the Barry Amateur Radio Society will be active from "Her Majesties Royal Mint" at Llantrisant, South Wales, UK, signing GB4RME (Royal Mint Experience) between June 1st and 2nd. PLEASE NOTE: This event is for two days only. The Theme is "Covert Radio as used in WW2". At the same time the Royal Mint will be releasing a new British 10p coin showing that legendary "Special Agent 007". Activity will be on CW, SSB, DATA JT8, plus Satellite operations. QSL via GW0ANA, direct, by the Bureau, and LoTW. For added infor, see: Mint Web -- https://www.royalmint.com/the-royal-mint-experience 007 Coin -- https://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/great-british-coin-hunt/silver-proof/bond-silver-proof H4, SOLOMON ISLANDS (Update). Haru, JA1XGI, will be active as H44XG from Honiara, Solomon Islands, between June 21-27th. Activity will be limited due to business/holiday style on 40/30/20/15/10 meters using mainly CW, sometimes FT8. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog OQRS or LoTW. For more details and updates, see: http://island.geocities.jp/h44xg IOTA NEWS.............. AS-073. Luca, IK2PFL, will once again be active as 9M2/IK2PFL from Perhentian Kecil Island. This time during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Island-DXpedition entry. Activity outside of the contest will be holiday style on 30-10 meters (possibly 40m) with a focus on the 30/17/12 meters using mainly CW. QSL via IK2PFL, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and updates, see: http://www.stellemare.eu/wordpress/amateur-radio AS-201. Operators Ben/DL7UCX and Bernd/DL7VBJ are now active as TA0/DL7UCX TA0/DL7VBJ from Marmara Island until April 26th. Activity will be on various HF Bands. QSL TA0/DL7UCX via DL7UCX or LoTW. QSL TA0/DL7VBJ via DL7VBJ. AS-201. DX-World team members (Col/MM0NDX, Max/IK8LOV, Björn/ON9CFG) will undertake their inaugural DXpedition to Buyukada Island, Turkey, between May 7-11th. Operating as TC0AX, they will be active holiday style on 80-2 meters, focusing on being happy and enjoying themselves with a view to contacting as many readers and friends of DX-World Web site as possible. QSL via M0SDV or LoTW. Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog. EU-065. Jérôme, F4HJO, will be active as F4HJO/P from the Island of Ushant (DIFM AT001) between April 28th and May 4th. Activity will be on 80-17 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog or LoTW. NA-013. Operators Sergey/R4WAA, YL Elena/RC5A, Yan/RZ3FW and Yuri/RM0F, members of the Russian Robinson Club, will be active as H7/R4WAA, H7/RC5A, H7/RZ3FW, H7/RM0F and YN4RRC from Big Corn Island between November 26th and December 26th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. Listen for QSL routes. NA-071. (Update) Members of the V.R.I. Association will be active as 3F6IC from Cebaco Island between May 4-6th. Operators mentioned are Victor/HP1AVS, Henry/HP1CDW, Enrique/HP1ECA, Roberto/HP1MRA, Romel/HP8MAK and HP1JGG. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, including 60 meters (5.357 MHz between 2230-2359z on May 4th and 5th), and using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via HP1AVS. PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new have decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin...... PJ2, CURACAO. Savvas, SV2AEL, will be active as PJ2/SV2AEL from Curacao Island (SA-099) between May 10-15th. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct, LoTW, eQSL or QRZ.com LogBook. PJ6, ST. EUSTATIUS AND SABA ISLANDS. Operators Claus/DK7KF and Angelo/ DM1AC are now active as PJ6E from Saba Island (NA-145, WW Locator FK87jp) until April 28th. This is a VHF only operation. QSL via DL9MS. More details are available on QRZ.com. PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (April 23-29th)....... Apr/23rd AN Apr/26th AN Apr/28th AN Apr/24th AN Apr/27th AN Apr/29th AN Apr/25th 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 : 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: http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm QSL INFO AND NEWS................... QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF [April 22nd] -------------------------------------------------------------------- 4X0BG via (4X-B) GB106TBC via MI0MOD PF2018SLO via PA0MBD 5P0WARD via OZ1ACB (O/N) GB4MDI via GW0ANA PJ4/PB2T via PB2T 5P0WHD via OZ1ACB (O/N) GB80GGCN via G0TOC PY2/IK6OSZ via IK6OSZ (d) 8T4I via VU2MLQ (d/L) HF20PWSZ via SP9TOB S590RTVS via S50E A61FK via A61BK (d) HS0ZLV via DL8TV SK2T via SK2AT A71AM via M0OXO (O) II4MAR via IQ4FE SU8WD via SM5AQD CT9/G3TKK via G3TKK IY0GA via IS0JMA SV8/G4EDG/P via G4EDG (d) DL/OT6V/P via ON6VI IY7GMB via IK7JVE (d) TA0/DL7UCX via DL7UCX DM152ZYA via DK4PL IY7M via IZ7XNB TM33UFT via F6ICG EH8WDX via EA8ED (d/L) J88PI via GW4DVB (d) TM3Y via ON4ZD EI0CAR via EI4JR K3S via K3LU TZ4AM via W0SA EI0MAR via EI5EM KM1CC via (W1-B) VK9X/N1YC via W5UE EI0NMMI via EI6AL M2G via M0OXO (O) VP2ETE via W3HNK & (L) EM7U via UR7UT or (e) MM2N via MM0GPZ VP8VPC via VP8LP (d) EO32U via UT2UQ (d) OE100DMA via OE3DMA YO/HA8WX via HA8WX FJ/AI5P via AI5P OE100XGM via OE5XGM (d) ZM50GW via ZM50GW (O/N) FJ/N0KV via N0KV & (L) OE18M via OE1WHC ZP9MCE via EA5ZD GB0CMS via (G-B) OK/DL2DXA via DL2DXA (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only (N) No QSL needed (I) No IRC (P) PayPal LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK...... https://clublog.org/logsearch/H44XG https://clublog.org/logsearch/KH1/KH7Z https://clublog.org/logsearch/VK5MAV/9 https://clublog.org/logsearch/Z66D 5Z4/LZ4NM: Nikolay Peychovski, P.O. Box 45681, Nairobi, 00100, KENYA 7Q7EI QSLS. David, EI9FBB, informs that the 7Q7EI team has completed the QSL design from their recent 7Q7EI DXpedition to Malawi. These are being printed right now and they hope to begin mailing early next month. There are two separate style QSL cards for their operation. The Sponsors and OQRS directs will all receive a special double folding QSL card while any Bureau requests will receive a single QSL card. Both these designs will look great in any collection. To see how to request your QSL card, go to . Remember, those who sent $20 and above will receive their QSL card sent directly to them...just send them your QSO details.
9Q5MRC, 9Q5MRC/P, G3MRC/9Q5 AND G3MRC/9U5. QSL Manager Phil Whitchurch, G3SWH and AD5YS, reports: "I am pleased to announce that I have trans- ferred all of the old paper logs of the above callsigns to an electronic format and uploaded them to ClubLog and LoTW. There is also a log search on my own web site. Paper QSLs can be ordered via the URL below. As with any such manual transfer, transcription errors are possible. If you have a QSO that does not appear in the online log, please contact me and I will do a double check (and amend if necessary). When Joe became a silent key in early May 2017 his RSGB membership lapsed. Consequently, please note that, following a decision by the RSGB QSL bureau not to process outgoing cards for non members, paper QSLs for this station are ONLY available DIRECT with adequate return postage or via the OQRS facility on my site . Z60A QSLS. It has been reported that Martti Laine, OH2BH, has brought over 2000 Z60A QSL cards with him to the IDXC in Visalia, California, on April 17th. On April 18th, members of the Northern California DX Club, helped Martti seal the envelopes and apply postage. All QSL cards were mailed to the US on the afternoon April 18th. QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4U1ITU, 9G5AR, 9H1AE, 9N1AA, CP4MG, DJ8EW, E70T, EA3UU, EA5WO, EI2GLB, FJ/N0KV, HZ1FI, J35X, JJ0UAQ, OD5YA, OH5ELO, S92HP, SM6CKU, TJ2TT, TN5R, UA5D, VE7ACN/VE2 (NA-084), VK2AHE, YO9BLY and Z60A QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: OJ9X, TN5R and Z60A QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!! RSGB 2018 CONVENTION. Bookings for the RSGB 2018 Convention are now open. The event takes place between October 12-14th, 2018, and there will be topics to cater for all tastes and at all levels across five lecture streams. The event also includes a buildathon, a construction competition and an opportunity to visit the National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park during the day on Friday, October 12th. AMSAT will be organizing some of the lectures as the AMSAT Colloquium will be incorporated into the Convention again this year. To book go to: http://rsgb.org/convention S590, SLOVENIA (Special Event). Special event station, S590RTVS, has been active since March 1st and will continue to be active until December 31st. Activity is a special promotional callsign celebrating 90/60 years of the public institution Radio and Television of Slovenia, and operated by the members of the Radio Club Cerkno (S50E) and their section Kricac Ljubljana (S59DRL). QSL via S50E. A special S590RTVS QSL will be confirmed for each contact via the QSL Bureau in early 2019. The LOG will also be uploaded to the ARRL's LoTW and CLUBLOG on a regular basis. For more information, updates and useful links please visit Radio Club Cerkno (S50E) Web site at: http://www.s50e.si Also, view QRZ.com for more details. SV9, CRETE. Seppo, OH1VR, will be active as SV9/OH1VR from Kato Stalos, Crete (EU-015), between April 26th and May 2nd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using mainly CW. QSL only direct via OH1VR. SV9, CRETE. Mek, SP7VC, will be active as SV9/SP7VC from Crete (EU-015) between April 29th and May 6th. Activity will be on 160-15 meters as well as 4 meters. QSL via SP7VC, direct, LoTW or PayPal. For possible updates, watch: http://expedition.sp7vc.pl VB18, CANADA (Special Event). Members of the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) and the Maritime Contest Club (MCC) will operate the special event station, VB18FIFA, to celebrate the 2018 FIFA World Cup of Football (Soccer) from various locations in Atlantic Canada between June 1st and July 15th. QSL via LoTW only. NO paper QSL cards! ADDED NOTE: The 2018 FIFA World Cup of Football is being held in Russia and many special Russian callsigns will be active using "FIFA" or "FWC" in their suffix. Also, look for R18 prefixes with suffixes representing participating countries or cities where matches are held. For example, R18ARG honors Argentina, and R18SWE honors Sweden. For more details, see the ARRL Web page at: http://www.arrl.org/news/view/special-call-signs-to-be-on-the-air-for-2018-fifa-world-cup-more-invited V4, ST. KITTS AD NEVIS. Alex, W1CDC, will once again be active from St. Kitts during April 23rd-May 5th, but this time sign as V47CDC. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign. VE, CANADA (Special Event). Look for special event station, VE2SPEED, to be active between June 8-15th. Activity is to commemorate the Formula One Grand Prix in Montreal. QSL via VE2JCW. XW, LAOS. Bruce, 3W3B (HS0ZCY/XU7ADF/XW1B/AA4XR), who lives in Da Nang, will once again be active as XW4XR from Vientiane between April 23rd and May 4th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters (possibly 6m) using CW, RTTY and JT65. QSL via E21EIC and LoTW. YJ, VANUATU (Reminder). Grant, VK5GR, is now active as YJ0AG from Efate (OC-035) until April 29th. This is another holiday style DXPedition with his family. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using mostly the Digital modes (RTTY, FT8, PSK, Olivia) as well as SSB and some SSTV, possibly CW. QSL will again be managed by M0OXO through his OQRS service for elec- tronically requested cards delivered to you either direct or via the Bureau. QSL via the Bureau go to VK5GR. ZB, GIBRALTAR. Mike, DF8AN, will be active as ZB2/DF8AN between May 17-21st. Activity will be only on 6m, 4m, 2m and 70cm, using CW and SSB. QSL via DF8AN, direct or by the Bureau
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