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30/04/2012 - Noticia de DX - Por Claudio Gimenez - PY2KP

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An international team of operators will be active as 7O6T from Socotra Island (AS-028) very soon (within a week) and through May 17th. The team has obtained the license and is enroute to Sanaa. They plan to have six stations on the air (5x Elecraft K3 and Kenwood TS-590). Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1824, 3504, 7004, 10104, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 1845, 3780, 7065/7180, 14145, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz
RTTY - 7035, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz

QSL via UA3DX. More details about OQRS/Direct/Bureau/ LoTW will be available during the course of DXpedition. Operators mentioned are Dmitri/RA9USU (Team Leader), Harry/RA3AUU (Co-Leader), David/K3LP (Co- Leader), Andrew/UA3AB, Oleg/R3FA, Vlad/R7LV, Alex/RM2M, Yuri/RL3FT, Aleksey/UA4HOX, Choigonjav/JT1CO, Paul/N6PSE, David/WD5COV, and Hrane/ YT1AD. The 7O6T operation is supported by: Ministry of Interior Republic of Yemen, Ministry of Information Republic of Yemen, Ministry of Radio Republic of Yemen and the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology Republic of Yemen. The 7O6T operation does have a Web page and Twitter page:



A group of JA operators will be active from North Mahe Atoll (AS-013) between May 11-16th. Operators mentioned (w/8Q callsigns) are Kanno/JA2AAU (8Q7NK), Yoshiyasu/JA2AIC (8Q7IC), Iku/JA2ATE (8Q7TE), Iwao/JA2LSS (8Q7CJ) and Tug/JA2ZS (8Q7ZS). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via their home callsigns, by the Bureau or direct.

Operators Olaf/DL4HG and Holger/DL5XAT will be active as 9H3OG and 9H3TX, respectively, from Gozo Island (EU-023) between November 21-26th. Activity will include the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry using the callsign 9H3TX. QSL 9H3OG via DL4HG, by the Bureau or direct. QSL 9H3TX via DL5XAT, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW.

News from the Association des Radio Amateur de la Republique Democratique du Congo (ARRAC) reports on (QRZ.com) [edited]:

"Finally after 2 years hard work good news from The Republique Democratique Congo. Thanks to STARS ON6WQ (IARU support To Amateur Radio service) for donation of a transceiver and antenna. Thanks to the Belgian DX Team: ON4AHF, ON4HIL, ON4ATW, ON4CIT, ON6CC, ON4IA and PA3EWP. Also thanks to Henk, ON4AHF, for the VHF donations and support on the training course via SKYPE and mail. Also, Pascal, ON4CFC, who lives in Kinshasa and helped the new members on their training course together with 9Q1PM and 9Q1HN. With this help, here are the results:
This is the list of the only real operators who passed the first exam on the date of January 27th, 2012, and now have their own their P.N.T.C Amateur Radio certificate.
   YLs                                 OMs
  -----------------------            -------------------------
  9Q1BT - Tshiela Brigite            9Q1RM - Muamba Richard
  9Q1ALA - Akongunuka Annie          9Q1WM - Mulumba Wamans
  9Q1AD - Diluzeyi Angelique         9Q1JL - Lukusa Jean Willy
  9Q1AK - Kitete Agnes               9Q1RE - Ekaya Robert
  9Q1LJ - Lihau Jeanine              9Q1JI - Ifaso Jean Maurice
  9Q1MM - Mbuyi Marie Louise         9Q1HN - Ngilima Henry
  9Q1YM - Muaka Ngimbi Yvette        9Q1PM - Pascal Mbuyi
  9Q1NH - Nsele Hortense             9Q1KM - Mpinda Khal
  9Q1FS - Sua Francoise              9Q1LE - Enyeka Lazare
  9Q1NW - Watuala Webe Nicole        9Q1CM - Makiamfu Jean Claude
                                     9Q1MP - Mangala Jean Pierre
                                     9Q1HM - Mbenga Hermes
                                     9Q1DN - Ngelebeya Dieudonne
ON4CFC has received the 9Q1CFC trainer certificate from the office of the General Secretariat P.N.T.C RDC Kinshasa. 9Q0AR WILL SOON BE ON THE AIR WITH 100% QSL SUPPORT VIA A QSL MANAGER AND DXCC ACCEPTANCE. PLEASE BE PATIENT, MORE NEWS IS FORTHCOMING SOON."

A JA team of operators will be active from a hotel (altitude 10,000 ft.) in Thimpu between June 6-14th. Operators mentioned with their A5 callsigns are Shigeo/JA1JQY (A52JY), Nakayama/JA1KJW (A52KJ), Kaoru/ JA3MCA (A52MA), Akira/JK1EBA (A52BA) and Kunio/JA8VE (A52VE). Activity will be on 160-6 meters [with an emphasis on 6 meters] using CW, SSB and RTTY. A beacon will be on 50.125 MHz. QSL via their home callsigns.

Operators Daniel/ZS6JR and Dior/ZS6DJD will be operating from Mozambique for 7-10 days starting on May 3rd or 4th, depending on how quick they install/get their equipment up and running. Dior informs OPDX, [edited] "The idea was to park next to a small lake in Shai Shai, Mozambique, 400 km north of the capital and operate all vertical antennas with the earth wires in the water and see what we could do. So we will operate vertical on most bands 40m to 10m, but Daniel has also decided to take a Hex beam antenna with him. If we get a chance, we will also work 6m and 80m. I do not have a callsign as yet. We will be getting it soon. I will probably get C91JD or C91DJ or C91DN. Conditions allowing, we should be on all the bands." Some suggested frequencies by Dior are:
20m - 14210, 14200, 14195 or 14190 kHz
15m - 21280, 21275, 21270, 21.265 or 21250 kHz
10m - 28450, 28470 or 28500 kHz
Also, watch 17m and 12m.
Daniel, ZS6JR, will probably be signing C91JR, and will be active on RTTY and PSK. QSL C91JR via GI4FIM.

Barry, ZS1FJ/9V1FJ/G4MFW, will be active from several different locations in the Caribbean during the month of May. All of the activities listed below will be under the CEPT authority, and he will be signing with the callsign ***/G4MFW (ex. PJ2/G4MFW, FS/G4MFW, etc...). Barry tells OPDX that this is not a holiday operation, but a serious operation. He will use low power (100w) with wire antennas, and it is possible that a fellow ham will be joining him to ramp up the activity. He also mentions that this is his 27th one man DXpedition, and that "I am an old style ham and this is on my 80th year. For example paper logs!" Look for him to be on 40/20/17/15/10 meters SSB only. Also, Dennis, ZS1AU, is expected to be the pilot for Barry's activities. QSL all activities via 9V1FJ in Singapore. His tentative schedule is as follows:
May 9-11th - St. Maarten (PJ7) and St. Martin (FS) Islands
May 12-14th - Saba Island (PJ5)
May 15-16th - St. Barthelemy (FJ)
May 17-20th - Curacao (PJ2) and Bonaire (PJ4) Islands

DXPEDITION OF THE YEAR (Press Release #7, dated April 22nd)

"ST0R voted as Dxpedition of the Year -- During this weekend's International DX Convention in Visalia, California, the ST0R team was honored as the 'Dxpedition of the Year' as voted upon by the membership of the Northern California DX Club.
The ST0R team is very honored to receive this recognition. ST0R Co- Leaders Antonio Gonzalez-EA5RM and Paul Ewing-N6PSE received the honors from NCDXC President, Russ Bentson-K6KLY. ST0R team members David Colling- ham-K3LP, Roberto Filloy Garcia-EA2RY and Hrane Milosevic-YT1AD were also present and participated in this great honor.
The Intrepid-DX Group and the DX Friends/Tifariti Gang are very proud of this honor and are actively working on future plans for further DXpeditions together.
Thank you,
Antonio Gonzalez-EA5RM -- The Tifariti Gang
Paul Ewing-N6PSE -- The Intrepid-DX Group"

Warwick, E51WL, on Penrhyn, was heard this past week and weekend on 6 meters. Be looking for him just before 2300z on or around 50.120 MHz.

Members of Gran Canaria DX Group and the local Club of the URE, will activate the special callsign EG8WFF from the central mountains of Gran Canaria (1650m above sea level - IOTA AF-004) on May 5th and 6th, and will be valid for the World Flora and Fauna Award (EAFF-078 Biosphere Reserve and DME 35033). They plan to have several stations on the air using CW, SSB and RTTY on all HF bands. QSL via EA8AKN.

EM67, UKRAINE (Special Event)
Members of the Crimean Contest Radio Club (UU5J) will be active as EM67J during May 1-15th. Activity is to commemo- rate the 67th anniversary of the "Victory in the Great Patriotic War". QSL via K2PF. Log will be upload to LoTW in late May or early June.

HS, THAILAND (French News)
Maurice, F5NQL, reports that Alain, F6HBR, has been living in Thailand since 2006. After seven years of negotiations between France and Thailand, a reciprocal agreement has been signed during last December 2011. So as of April 25th, and for the first time, a French operator has received a Thai license. Alain, F6HBR, (ex-FO8FW & FR5EM) is now HS0ZKG. Look for Alain to be active mainly on CW, and on a little PSK and RTTY from Koh Samui (AS-101). More information is to follow. A second French ham is living in Thailand -- Gerald, F8DEG. He is expected to be the second French ham signing HS0Z??.

LZ67, BULGARIA (Special Event/EME Op)
Look for special event callsign LZ67VZ to be active during the Memorial "Pobeda 67" (from 0800z, May 5th, through 1400z, May 9th). Activity is devoted to the World War II hero and Bulgarian General Vladimir Zaimov. Operators mentioned are Alex/LZ1ADF, Boyan/LZ1BJ, Valyo/LZ1DOT, Ned/LZ1DX, Slav/LZ1MC, Gosho/LZ1ZF, Boris/LZ2JR, Krasi/LZ2UW, Christo/LZ3FN and Emil/LZ3HI. Operations will be on PSK during the Memorial "Pobeda 67" and details of this event can be found at:


Ned, LZ1DX, will activate this special callsign LZ67VZ on EME, and on the following frequencies: 432.144 MHz, 2320.144 MHz and 2304.144 MHz. To arrange SKEDs, please send an E-mail to: lz1dx@lz1dx.org All contacts will be confirmed 100% via the QSL Bureau. For more details, please see:


Operators Ron/DL6AUK and Sven/DJ2AT will activate the special Swedish/Norwegian peace monument "Morokulien" as LG5LG and SJ9WL between May 22-31st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters [with a focus on 40/20m] using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. The callsign will change every day at 0000z. During the last 2 days there will be QRP operation exclusively on 80/40/30/20 meters. Look for updates and times of activities on the QRZ.com Web page under DJ2AT shortly before the DXpedition starts. An award (Morokulien) will be available for 2 contacts with each call on different bands and different days. QSL via Bureau or direct to LA4EKA. For more details on this station, visit:


Look for a Spanish/French team of operators to be active as XX9E from Coloane Island (AS-075, WW Loc. OL62SC) between May 17-23rd. Operators mentioned are Jose/EA1ACP, Ruben/EA5BZ (Team Leader), Pasqua/ EA5CEE, Fernando/EA5FX, Biel/EA6DD, Francisco/EA7FTR, Jose/EB5BBM, David/ EB7DX and Adrian/F5VLY. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY, with at least 3 stations on the air simultaneously on different bands and modes. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1823, 3523, 7023, 10103, 14023, 18073, 21023, 24893 and 28023 kHz
SSB - 1825, 3780, 7065/7160, 14145, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz
RTTY - 7035, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24921 and 28080 kHz
6m - 50103/CW and 50115/SSB kHz

A survey is available for bands/modes needs on their Web page. QSL via EB7DX, direct or by the Bureau. All QSL will be confirmed via LoTW. Visit the XX9E Web site at:


XZ, MYANMAR (Update to OPDX.1037)
Back in November, Simon, HS0ZIB/G6JFY, informed OPDX that his QTH in Thailand is only a few hours drive to Myanmar, and he makes regular trips to the country (He states that he is there weekly). It seems his discussions with authorities from the Myanmar Ministry of Post & Telecommunications and the Ministry of Tourism for about a year has paid off and he now has a license. Simon has been allowed to set up a "low-key" station in Kawthaung and is expected to be on the air as XZ1K. However, activity will be limited. Currently, Simon works as a volunteer language (English and Thai) and computer teacher in Myanmar, as well as a professional construction/ manager in both Myanmar and Thailand, so amateur radio operations have to fit in with his busy work schedule. He states, "I will try to schedule my ham radio activities to fit in with band and propagation conditions, and openings/greyline paths. His tentative band plan and mode of operation are as follows:

20m - PSK 14070 kHz UP (He will watch the waterfall up to 3 kHz)
20m - SSB 14160 kHz UP as directed
10m - SSB 28400 kHz UP as directed

SPECIAL NOTES (per Simon):
* For SSB operations, he will usually work split, up to 5 kHz UP (so please do not all call him on the exact same frequency).
* For PSK operations, he will watch his Digipan waterfall up to 3 kHz UP (please do not call on his transmit frequency).
* Please do not call for duplicate QSOs - you are either in the log or you are not in the log!
* If mobile network coverage allows, he will upload QSOs in real-time, otherwise please check his log later.
* Please use your full callsign, do not call using only the suffix.
* Shouting, pleading and invoking Mother of God will not help you to make a QSO.
* This is NOT a limited time DXpedition - Simon is expected to be in Myanmar for many years.
* Please consider making a donation to MyanmarTeachers.org. * If you need to contact him, please do so via his E-mail address on (QRZ.com).

All QSL card requests for QSO contacts and SWL (short wave listener) reports are made by OQRS (Online QSL Request Service). There is no direct mail, Bureau, LoTW or eQSL support. OQRS costs 5 USDs per QSL card, and you can also add (at your absolute discretion) an optional donation for his volunteer work - please visit


You can pay online using Paypal, debit or credit card. (If you do not have a debit/ credit card, please ask a friend to make the payment for you). For more details, updates and an online log search, visit:


"The Daily DX" reports that there is a new operator on the island, and he is Rory, ZS6RGV, who is a radio technician for the base on Marion Island. He currently does not have a ZS8 callsign, but Pierre, ZS1HF (ex-ZS8M), is expected to help him obtain one. Also, it may be sometime before we hear Roy because he is very busy at the moment helping with the change over (old team with the new team) on the island. "The Daily DX" reports that Rory has an IC-736 and FL-7000. Pierre, ZS1HF, is planning to be the QSL manager, once Rory is on the air.

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