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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1068



    SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1068
    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1068

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Bulletin No. 1068
    BID: $OPDX.1068
    July 2, 2012
    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, N1DG, NC1L, NG3K & ADXO, NJ1Q & W1AW, W3UR & The
    Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, NE8Z/HC1MD, W8GEX &
    60m News, WB8YJF, W9ILY, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter,
    DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX,
    HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-
    Newsdesk, PS7AB, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, TA1HZ, TA2RX,
    VA3RJ & ICPO and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX
    information.

    DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
    week of Sunday, 24th-June, through Sunday, 1st-July there were 212
    countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L,
    4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K,
    9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6,
    C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA,
    EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, 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, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8,
    HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J5, J6, JA, JT, JW, JX,
    JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD,
    OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ,
    S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK,
    TN, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V7, V8, VE, VK,
    VK9N, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YB, YI, YL, YN,
    YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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).

    1A, SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA (Reminder). By the time you read
    this, an international team of 13 operators will be active as 1A0C between
    July 1-4th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
    Special attention will be paid to non-European stations (especially
    from the U.S. and Japan). QSL via OQRS or LoTW. Please carefully read,
    the following URL page about the QSL Policy at:
                        http://www.1a0c.com/qsl-information
    For more details and updates, see:      http://www.1a0c.com

    5C13, MOROCCO. Look for Moroccan amateur radio operators to use the
    special prefix 5C13 between July 1-27th. Activity is in celebration
    of the 13th anniversary of the crowning of Mohammed VI King of Morocco.
    Stations heard as of print time: 5C13IG, 5C13KD, 5C13NK, 5C13SG and
    5C13YZ.

    9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. Members of the Trinidad And Tobago Amateur
    Radio Society will be active as 9Y4HQ during the IARU HF World Champion-
    ships (July 14-15th). Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and
    SSB. QSL ONLY via DF2RG, direct or by the Bureau.

    C9, MOZAMBIQUE. Ivor, ZS1WY, is currently active as C91IW and is expected
    to be there over the next year. However, Ivor is there working in Mo-
    zambique, and operations may be limted. QSNs show he was on 160 meters.
    QSL via ZS1WY.

    CY9, ST. PAUL ISLAND (Update). The CY9M Team announced this past week,
    [edited] "CY9M are delighted to welcome Bill, N2WB, to this exciting
    expedition. Bill has a wealth of DXpeditioning experience visiting and
    operating from some of the rarest places on Earth. Welcome aboard Wild
    Bill!" The following media pages are available for this operation at:
                    Website: http://www.cy9m.com/
                    Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/CY9M
                    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CY9M.2012

    DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that
    the following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
            3C0E  - Annobon; 2012 Operation
            3C6A  – Equatorial Guinea; 2012 Operation 
            5X1RO  – Uganda; 2012 Operation; **
            J25DXA – Djibouti; 2011 Operation
            J28RO  - Djibouti; 2010 Operation **
            XW4XR  – Laos; 2012 Operation 

            ** - Indicates logs have been uploaded to LoTW.
      If you've had any of these operations rejected in a recent submission
    please send an E-mail to <bmoore@arrl.org> to be put on the list for an
    update.

    DXPEDITION AWARDS FROM FRIEDRICHSHAFEN............
    *  At last weekend's Friedrichshafen Convention, the German DX Foundation
        announced at their DX forums that the 2011 "DXpedition of the Year"
        went to the VP8ORK South Orkney DXpedition.

    *  Tevfik, TA1HZ, who was active as ZA1TC, received the WAEDC 2011 Hero
        Award in Friedrichshafen, Germany. 

    DXPEDITION VIDEOS OF THE WEEK (New Feature). With more and more DXpeditions
    putting their videos on YouTube and other Web services, we decided to list
    them (possibly) each week. For this week's listings:
      1976 - 7J1RL Okino Torishima Island -
              English Ver. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoNABeU-hVk
              JA Version - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMmxQ8IfsuY#!            
      1997 - BS7H Scarborough Reef - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y50WgagQIxM
      2004 - ZK3SB Tokelau Island - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWowLbRn94E
      2008 - YJ8TZ Vanuatu DXpedition - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaeQd0Lkdq0
      2010 - 3B8/IZ4AKS and 3B9/IZ4AKS; Mauritius & Rodrigues Islands Micro-
              DXpedition - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4MCCZu_V3Y
      2011 - YJ0VK Vanuatu DXpedition - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRxBOaGq37M

      If you have a DXpedition video available on the Web and would like to
    have it listed in the OPDX, PLEASE send the URL to use and we will publish
    it.

    EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS. Flavio, IW2NEF, will be active again as EA6/IW2NEF
    from Mallorca Island (EU-004) between June 16-27th. Activity will be on
    the HF bands, 6 meters and 2 meters. QSL via his home callsign.

    EI & GI, IRELAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND. Dave, WJ2O, is expected to tour
    both Ireland and Northern Ireland as EI/WJ2O/m and GI/WJ2O/m, respectively,
    between July 8-19th. His schedule is as follows:
                          Ireland - July 8-15th and 19th
                      N. Ireland - July 16-18th
    Activity will be on the HF bands, and he plans as to be in the 
    IARU HF World Championships (July 14-15th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode
    from Ireland. QSL direct to his home callsign (see QRZ.com). For more
    information, see his Web site at:      http://wj2o.com

    FP/TO2, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON. Operators Yuri/VE3DZ and Victor/VA2WDQ/
    VA2WA will be active as FP/VE3DZ and FP/VA2WA from Miquelon (NA-032)
    between July 20-31st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB
    and RTTY. Look for them to use the special callsign TO2U for the CQWW
    VHF (July 21-22nd) and the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Suggested
    frequencies are:
      CW  - 1824, 3524, 7024, 10114, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
      SSB  - 3790, 7060/7140, 14240, 18140, 21240, 24940 and 28440 kHz
      RTTY - 7041, 10142, 14084, 18104, 21084, 24914 and 28080 kHz
        6m  - 50.104/CW and 50.115/SSB

      QSL cards will be available after the DXpedition via OQRS, by the Bureau
    or direct by using the PayPal system. For more details and updates, visit:
                      http://www.to2u.contestgroupduquebec.com

    HD081, ECUADOR. Members of the Quito Radio Club (HC1QRC) will be active
    as HD081QRC (Hotel Delta Zero Eighty One) between July 14-22nd. Activity
    will be on all bands, CW and SSB. The operation is to commemorate the
    founding of the Quito Radio Club 81 years ago. Equipment will include
    both modern and some beautifully restored vintage radios by Gustavo,
    HC1BG. QSL via HC1JQ, direct or by the Bureau.

    HG, HUNGARY (WFF Op). The members of the Regional Radio Sport Club
    Puspokladany and quest operators will activate the rare Hevesi Fuves
    Pusztak Nature Reserve (HAFF-020) between July 13-16th. Operators mentioned
    are Zoli/HA0DX (Organizer), Viktor/HG0NAZ, Pista/HA0KA and Imi/HA0BW.
    Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes,
    with up to 4 stations depending on the local situation. QSL via the HA
    QSL Bureau (via HA0HW).

    IOTA NEWS..............
      AS-074.  Ian, 9M2FB, will be active from Pulau Ketam during the RSGB
              IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/24HR/CW-Mode/Dx-
              pedition entry. QSL via his home callsign direct (see QRZ.com).

      EU-014.  Peter, ON8VP, will be active as TK/ON8VP from Corsica (DIFM
              TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA 1390) between July 1-6th. Activity
              will be holiday style. QSL via his home callsign, the Bureau
              is preferred.

      EU-015.  The special event station SX9S will be active from Crete
              between July 1st and December 31st. This marks the 50th
              anniversary of the national park "Samaria Gorge" (SVFF-011).
              QSL via SV9AUE, by the Bureau or direct.

      EU-075.  Nikiforos, SV1EEX, will be active as SV1EEX/8 from Hydra
              Island until the middle of July. Activity will be on 40-6
              meters using CW, SSB and PSK. QSL via his home callsign
              (see details on QRZ.com).

      NA-067.  Jon, WB8YJF, will be active as WB8YJF/4 from Ocracoke Island
              (USI NC-001S) between July 22-29th. Activity will include the
              RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Operations will be on 80-10
              meters using CW, RTTY, and SSB. QSL via his home callsign,
              direct (for a FAST reply) or by the Bureau.

      NA-126.  Operators Kevin/VE9MY and Linda/VE9GLF will be active from
              John's Island (CISA NS-127) before, during and after the RSGB
              IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Both callsigns will be used as
              a Single-Op/Low-Power entries. QSL both callsigns via VE9MY
              (see QRZ.com), LoTW, direct or by the Bureau (prefered -
              E-mail requests are accepted). Visit: http://qsl.net/ve9my

    ISWL CALLSIGNS (For July/August/Sepember). The following ISWL club
    callsigns will be used throughout the month of June/August/Sepember:

      Look for G4BJC and M1SWL to be used by several ISWL members in July,
      August and September, to mark the Olympic Games 2012 in the U.K.

      The operators and dates for both club callsigns are as follows:

      G4BJC:
      July  1-20th - GX4BJC - Arthur G-20358 / G0KOC - WAB: TQ62
      July 21-27th - GO4BJC/A - John G-20579 / M0HEM - WAB: TQ48
      July 28th-August 3rd - GO4BJC/A - Mike G-11331 / M0SMJ - WAB: SS20
      August  4-10th - GO4BJC/A - Walt G-8343 / G3NYY - WAB: SO93
      August 11-17th - GO4BJC/A - John G-11570 / G8XTJ - WAB: SP80
      August 18-24th - GO4BJC/A - Peter G-20322 / G4VFG - WAB: SX65
      August 25-31st - GO4BJC/A - Herbie G-20006 / G6XOU - WAB: TM22
      September  1-7th - GO4BJC/A - Geof G-20665 / M0BAU - WAB: SJ37
      September  8-9th - GO4BJC - Arthur G-20358 / G0KOC - WAB: TQ62
      September 10-30th - to be notified

      M1SWL:
      July  1-20th - MX1SWL/A - Tom G-7964 / G3RPV - WAB: TL27
      July 21-27th - MO1SWL/A - John G-11570 / G8XTJ - WAB: SP80
      July 28th-August 3rd - MO1SWL/A - Peter G-20322 / G4VFG - WAB: SX65
      August  4-10th - MO1SWL/A - Geof G-20665 / M0BAU - WAB: SJ37
      August 11-17th - MO1SWL/A - Tony G-10476 / G4ZIB - WAB: SO87
      August 18-24th - MO1SWL/A - Mike G-11331 / M0SMJ - WAB: SS20
      August 25-31st - MO1SWL/A - Walt G-8343 / G3NYY - WAB: SO93
      September  1-7th - MO1SWL/A - John G-20579 / M0HEM - WAB: TQ48
      September  8-9th - MO1SWL/A - Herbie G-20006 / G6XOU - WAB: TM22
      September 10-30th - MX1SWL/A - Tom G-796 4 / G3RPV - WAB: TL27

      ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual
      operators.

      For more information, see <http://www.iswl.org.uk> or QRZ.com and
      eQSL.cc. NO LoTW.

    K2, UNITED STATES (Update - Special Notice!!). The 4th annual "Original
    13 Colonies - Independence Week - Special Event", has begun as of June
    30th (OPDX.1067 for details). However, due to the effects of the severe
    storms in the Midwest and Northeast resulting in loss of power to many
    areas and the lack of propagation, the Special Event is being extended
    until midnight (0400Z) on Saturday 7 July (Sunday Zulu). Note that, due
    to other commitments, all colony operators may not be on the air at all
    times during that time period. They will do the best they can to help
    you get your contacts. PLEASE BE PATIENT! A SPOTTER's PAGE is available
    at:                http://www.cwfun.org/funspots/us13

    KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 2-8th)....
    Jul/02nd  HN      Jul/05th  HN-AN  Jul/07th  AN
    Jul/03rd  HN      Jul/06th  AN      Jul/08th  HN
    Jul/04th  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

    KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA (Reminder). By the time you read this, members of
    the Russian Robinson Club (RRC), Yuri/N3QQ and Dick/N7RO will be active
    from American Samoa until July 3rd. They are currently active as KH8PPG,
    but may sign KH8RRC, depending on how fast the FCC acts on their vanity
    callsign application from Pago Pago. Activity will be on 40-10 meters
    using CW, SSB and RTTY, with two stations on the air - one operating
    100 watss and the other with 600 watts. Yuri tells OPDX that they "Plan
    to stay at hotel near the beach, and have a RTTY station ready to go,
    all tested/packed." QSL via N7RO. While there, they will install a UHF
    repeater system for the StarKist tuna plant, and also talk with the U.S.
    Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), as well as boat owners about a potential
    expedition in the future to Rose Atoll (OC-190); possibly during this
    winter (no dates yet).

    KH9, WAKE ISLAND. Paul, N6PSE, reported on eHam.net that the Intrepid DX
    Group "has just received a letter from the USAF denying our request to
    do a DXpedition from Wake Island". The group submitted a request two
    years ago and then "recently sent a follow up letter". Paul also states
    [edited], "I had E-mailed WA2YUN when I learned he was working on Wake.
    This was well after we had sent our proposal to the DoD. Now that the
    Colonel responsible for the base has denied our request, we will focus
    on other rare entities."

    KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Hiro, JL1RXW, is now active as KH0XG from Tinian
    Island (OC-086) until July 3rd. Activity will be on the HF bands SSB
    only. QSNs show he is 40 and 15 meters. QSL via his home callsign ONLY,
    direct or by the Bureau. Don't send to the KH0 Bureau or TINIAN direct.

    KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Kirk, WE8A, will be active as WE8A/KH0 from Saipan
    (OC-086) between Thursday, July 26th, and Sunday, July 29th. Activity
    will be on 80-6 meters, but with a focus on 30/17/12 meters using CW
    and SSB. Suggested operating frequencies on the 30/17/12 meter bands
    will be (+/- QRM): CW  - 10106, 18071 and 24901 kHz
                      SSB - 18136 and 24936 kHz 
    QSL ONLY direct to: 5-1-35, Daikaidori, Kobe, 652-0803 JAPAN. Please do
    not send to the U.S. Bureau or JA Bureau. For more details and updates,
    go to:          http://blog.zaq.ne.jp/kirc/category/5

    PC100, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Look for special event station
    PC100NOM to be active between July 2-29th. Activity is to promote the
    100th anniversary of The Netherlands Open Air Museum in Arnhem. The
    operator is Fred, PA0FAW, and he will be operating on CW, SSB and PSK,
    ..etc. Fred's reference numbers are DIG1487, ISWL PA-11092 and WAB-11722.
    QSL via PA0FAW, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL. No LoTW, SWLs are welcome.

    PQ7/PW7, BRAZIL. Look for special event stations, PW7FD (SSB & Digital)
    and PQ7FD (CW), to be active between July 1-30th, in honor of the Brazilian
    Firefighters. Activity will be on 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters. QSL
    Manager is PS7AB (qrz.com), direct (SASE w/1 USD), or by the Bureau
    (QSLs from SWLs are welcome) or LoTW. For more information, see:
                          http://www.ps7ab.com.br/pq7fd.htm

    PT0, ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL ROCKS. A report on QRZ.com, states that a
    special event station, "PT0S is a DXpedition to St. Peter and St. Paul
    Archipelago in the Nov/Dec 2012 time frame. " A suggested URL (which
    seems to not be active yet) will be at:    http://www.pt0s.com

    QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
      QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated July 1st)
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      3A/DK1AF via DK1AF      GP3ZME via G3ZME          OH0/OK2BOB via OK2BOB
      3B8/HB9ARY via HB9ARY    HB0/E77QJ via DJ0QJ      OM90ZSE via OM3PA
      4O7VB via UA4WHX        HB0/JA5AQC via JA5AQC    OZ/DG1LHM via DG1LHM
      5B4AHL via M0URX        I1/F8ENY via F8ENY        P3EU via 5B4AHO
      DP7COTA via DL7RAG      JH7DFZ/BY5CD via JH7DFZ  R200BS via RK3CQ
      E7/UA4WHX via UA4WHX    KH0XG via JL1RXW          TM0CEZ via F5CWU
      EO2012EURO via UR5WA    LZ12FDAY via LZ-Bureau    VP2V/W9DR via W9DR
      ES0/DL1RNW via DL1RNW    OG5N via OH1CQ            VY0/K9DXA via K9DXA
      G0/OE8NIK via OE8NIK    OH0/OK1AMM via OK1AMM    ZA/Z35M via Z35M (d)

                    (d) direct only  (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW

      Special event station 5P12EU has gone QRT on June 30th, at 2200z. The
      operators were very active the last two days to give the opportunity
      to have QSOs on as many bands as possible since an award is obtainable
      for QSO on 3 bands (Bronze), 5 bands (Silver) and 7 bands (Gold). The
      pdf-version of the award is free of charge. Details on QSLing and the
      Online QSL Request Service can be found here:
                      http://logsearch-oz0j.oz0j.dk/5p12eu.asp
      DIRECT QSLS CARD WITH INSUFFICIENT PAYMENT WILL BE RETURNED VIA BUREAU.
      Logs will be uploaded or are now on LoTW. Details and rules for the
      award are available at:
                  http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2651703/5p12euAWARD.pdf
                  http://www.oz5bd.dk/5p12eu/viewpage.php?page_id=6

      Freddy, F5IRO, reports that all his logs for J28RO, J25DXA and 5X1RO,
      have been uploaded to LoTW.

      QSL TC6BLH via TA1HZ, direct or by the Bureau. Members of the TC Special
      Wireless Activity Team (TCSWAT) and the Giresun Radio Amateurs and
      Nature Sports Club (GITRAD) activated the Boztepe Lighthouse, Sinop
      (built in 1863), this past weekend. This was the first activation of
      this lighthouse. For information on the "Western Black Sea Lighthouses
      On The Air", visit:  http://www.tcswat.org/awards/WEBLOTA/index.html

      QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5P12EU, 6O0CW, A65EE, C6ANM, CM5FZ, CP1FF,
      E7DX, EA8/RW3DO, ER1MM, G3VMW, G4BUE, HK3TU, IZ0SPA, JH2UVL, K8MM,
      K9FY, KP4SJ, KT4ZB, LB9JE, LY2SA, N0UJJ, OK1DTM, OM5NL, OX3XR, OZ5RZ,
      PA1T, PY4XX, RA2FT, RN1ON, RN6AJ, RZ3QZ, SK5A, SP1RKR, SQ9NKW, SV5/G0TSM,
      TK5JJ, UA0BA, UT5EO, UT5UKY, VA5LF, VE1CHL, VE5MX, VK4CT, W7RTL, WI6I,
      WR5U, XF4DL, YO2CZW, YO3FRI and Z21BB

      QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3A2LF, 4Z5MU, 4W0VB, 9K2YM, 9M2AX, 9Q6AL,
      9Y4LAS, BY8AC, CT1BWQ, CU3AK, DL1BI, EA9EU, EK6TA, EK7DX, ES1TU, ES3AX,
      EY7AD, FW0NAR, GQ7VJR, HK0NA, HK1NA, KH6/VE7AHA, MM0XAU, PJ5/SO6X,
      PJ5/SP6IXF, SU9VB, SV5BYR/5, T30D, UA0BA, V26E, V31IZ, YB8Y, YJ0VK,
      YV1FPT, ZK2C and ZL2MS

      QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!

    ST2AR QRT. Robert, ST2AR, reports on QRZ.com that he is off the air! He
    states, "After 2 years, 7 months and 138,000 QSOs the switch has been
    finally pulled. Last QSO was made on the 9th of June on 24-CW. As I
    write, I'm on the way to Italy where Rome is my new duty station for
    the next 5-6 years.  See you also from some of the beautiful Italian
    islands. Thanks to Ralph, K2PF, all ST2AR contacts are now uploaded to
    LoTW. I will work on the eQSL log after returning home during the summer."

    TO2, ST. BARTHELEMY. Operators Ludovic/HB9EOU and Andre/HB9CVC will be
    active as TO2D from St. Barthelemy Island (NA-146) between July 22nd and
    August 4th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using SSB and RTTY. Suggested
    frequencies are:
      SSB  - 7058/7180, 14195/14269, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz
      RTTY - 7035, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz
        6m  - 50118 kHz
    QSL via HB9EOU. For more details and udates, visit:
                            http://st-barth.hb9eme.ch

    TM70, FRANCE (Special Event). Operators Philippe/F5SKW, Dimitri/F5SWB,
    Freddy/F5IRO/J28RO, David/F8CRS, Yves-Michel/F5PRU, and possibly some
    other hams and French Servicemen will be active as TM70TRS or TM70TE
    from the 3rd floor of the Eiffel Tower, approximate 300 meters above the
    ground, between July 12-15th. Activity is to commemorate the 70th anni-
    versary of the French Army Signal Corps. Activity will be on CW, SSB and
    RTTY, and on the HF and VHF (JN18du) bands. Operations will be 24 hours
    each day. A special QSL card will be available. QSL via the F6KHX ARC or
    F5OGL, direct or by the REF QSL Bureau.

    TT8, CHAD. Phil, F4EGS, will once again be active as TT8PK from N’djamena,
    until August 6th. Activity will be limited due to his work schedule and
    spare time. Operations last time were on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and
    some RTTY. QSL via F4EGS, by the Bureau or direct (see QRZ.com for
    details).

    VY0, CANADA (Update). Rob, KC0VEU, is now active with his new callsign
    AD0AX/VY0 from Eureka, Ellesmere Island, in the Nunavut Territory (NA-008,
    Grid Loc. EQ79ax) until July 5th. He is there on official business. Some-
    time during his stay, and weather permitting, he will attempt to operate
    from the PEARL facility 15km away which is located at 80°N - 86°25'W, and
    therefore in the rare ER grid (ER60) for those who chase the CQ Grid Fields
    award and the rare ITU Zone 75. PEARL (the Polar Environment Atmospheric
    Research Laboratory) is also a separate base for the Arctic Challenge
    . This is Rob's fifth time on Ellesmere. QSL
    direct or by the Bureau to his home callsign.

    XR, CHILE. Members of the Radio Club of Chile will be active as XR3HQ
    from the Chile HQ station in the IARU HF World Championships (July
    14-15th). QSL via the Bureau.

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