[OPDX] Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #872

Tedd Mirgliotta (KB8NW) kb8nw at barf80.nshore.org
Sun Aug 24 14:34:11 EDT 2008

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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 872

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 872
BID: $OPDX.872
August 25, 2008
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, The ARRL Letter, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, NJ1Q, NG3K, W3UR &
The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4VQ, K8YSE, N8OFS, DX-IS News Site, Pete's-
DX-Newsdesk, 9M6XRO, DK8JB, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DS2GOO, EB7DX,
IOTA-JA News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, TA0U, VA3RJ & ICPO and YO2DFA for the
following DX information.

*** SPECIAL NOTES FROM EDITOR (by Tedd/KB8NW): My BARF80 Linux system
     is still in "LIMBO", so I continue to retrieve my E-mail and send
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       Lastly, OPDX's Chief Proof-Reader, Linda my wife, had her surgery
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     she had no complications during her procedure. She is, however, sore
     and recovering at home. Thanks to the individuals who sent her get
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DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 17th/August, through Sunday, 24th/August there were 208
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A,
9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP,
BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, 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, FK, FM, FO, FR, FW, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HC,
HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, JA, JT, JW, JX, JY, K,
KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OK, OM,
ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU,
SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TT, TU, TY, UA,
UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V,
VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV,
Z2, Z3, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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).

3A, MONACO. Patrice, F5RBB, will be active as 3A/F5RBB between August
31st and September 10th. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters. QSL via
his home callsign.

4O, MONTENEGRO. Operators Jorg/DL3NER, Walter/DG5NGJ, Thomas/DG5NGI,
Ivo/DL9MB, Heiko/DG8NGI and Hubert/DK9NCX will be active as 4O/homecall
between September 25th and October 4th. Activity is planned for 160-2
meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via their home callsigns.
For more details, see:      http://www.qrz.com/callsign/DK9NCX
PLEASE NOTE: The team states, "We do this DXpedition for the children
who are ill with cancer (http://www.stationregenbogen.de/). So let's
try to make them smile. We send out the QSL cards after our return from
Montenegro. Further info on donating can be found at QRZ.com"

7Q, MALAWI. Ely, IN3VZE, will once again be active "Holiday Style" from
the southwest shore of Lake Malawi between August 29th and September 11th.
His callsign will be 7Q7CE, and he will be on all bands using SSB and the
Digital modes. QSL card is "OK" via the bureau or direct to his home
callsign IN3VZE: Ely Camin, Corso 3 Novembre 136/2, 38100 Trento, Italy.

8Q, MALDIVES. Werner/DL1BKK and Gitte (Brigitte)/DL1BKI will be active
as 8Q7KK from Kuramathi Island, Rasdu Atoll, Maldive Islands (AS-013,
WW Loc. MJ64LG) between August 29th and September 17th. Activity will
be holiday style (they are celebrating 40 years of marriage) using an
IC-7000 with 100w into wire antennas and Quad Loop for 6m (if propagation
permits). QSL via DL1BKK, direct or by the bureau. PLEASE NOTE: NO eQSL
please! No upload to LoTW!

C6, BAHAMAS. Frank, K3TRM, will be active as C6ARM from Treasure Cay
(NA-080 - Little Bahama Bank IOTA Group) between now and August 27th.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. The villa where
he is renting has two verticals, one for 20-6m and another for the lower
bands. He was heard this past weekend on RTTY on 30/20 meters as early
as 1500z and between 2130-0200z. Also, watch 80 meters SSB after 0130z.
QSL via K3TRM, direct (w/SASE) or by the Bureau.

CN, MOROCCO. M'hamed, CN8NK, will be active as CN4P during the CQ World
Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-O/Single-Band (band
not provided) entry. QSL via EA5XX.

CONTEST DATE CHANGED. The dates for the 2009 CQ WW 160 Meter Phone Contest
has been postponed by a week to avoid conflict with the ARRL DX CW Contest.
The 2009 CQWW 160 Meter Phone Contest will now take place between February
27th and March 1st, 2009.

CYCLE 24 NOT HERE YET! (Pushed 6 more months into the future) Read about
it at:
                                         -- and --

DXCC NEWS (DXCC Rule Removal). Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch
Manager, reports (on August 18th) the following from the July 2008 ARRL
Board of Directors Meeting: "The Board also acted on the Programs and
Services Committee report, voting to eliminate Rule 5 from Section III
of the DXCC Rules. The Committee realized that while publishing log data
can have a detrimental effect on operating awards, it was not possible
to control such actions and the rule cannot be enforced. As part of an
effort to maintain the integrity of operating awards programs, the Board
called on staff to create resources and guidelines for QSLing and for QSL
managers. These guidelines will help people who QSL to understand the
'best practices' and help to support the work of the QSL manager so that
access to log data won't degrade Amateur Radio's long tradition of the
'honor system'."
   The rule reads:
   5. The presentation in any public forum of logs or other representations
      of station operation showing details of station activity or other
      information from which all essential QSO elements (time, date, band,
      mode and callsign) for individual contacts can be derived creates a
      question as to the integrity of the claimed QSOs with that station
      during the period encompassed by the log. Presentation of such
      information in any public forum by the station operator, operators
      or associated parties is not allowed and may be considered sufficient
      reason to deny ARRL award credit for contacts with any station for
      which such presentations have been made. Persistent violation of
      this provision may result in disqualification from the DXCC program.

  "This rule cannot be enforced. In its place staff will create resources
and guidelines for QSLing and for QSL managers in order to maintain the
integrity of operating awards programs."

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. George, GM0IIO, will be active as EA8/GM0IIO from
Playa Blanca, Island of Lanzarote (S-007 for the Spanish Islands Award,
WLOTA LH-0099), August 23-31st. Activity will be holiday style, mainly
on 20 meters CW and SSB. He will be using a FT-857 and fishing pole
vertical antenna. QSL via his home callsign.

EY, TAJIKISTAN. Nodir, EY8MM, from Dushanbe, plans to be active during
this year's CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) and CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 29-30th), as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m) entry. QSL via K1BV.
PLEASE NOTE: Nodir will pay special attention for NA (he needs LA, ND,
NE and WY). Also, visit Nodir's Web page at:  http://www.ey8mm.com

H7/YN, NICARAGUA. Ralph, K9ZO, will be active from the QTH of YN2N between
November 24-30th. He plans to be active during the CQ World Wide CW DX
Contest (November 29-30th), tentatively as H7/K9ZO or possibly as YN2ZO.

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Operators Rainer/DL1ZBO, Tilman/DJ5BX, Thomas/DK9FEC
Peter/DL1FX and Ekki/DF4OR will be active as HB0/DK9FEC during the CQWW DX
RTTY Contest (September 27-28th) as Multi-Op entry. QSL via DK9FEC.

IOTA NEWS......................
    AF-018.  Martin, OL5Y, will be active as IH9N from the African Italy
             Island of Pantelleria during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
             25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/Low-Power entry.
             QSL via OK1MG.

   AS-027.  There is a good possibility that Vrangel Island (Wrangel) will
            show up on the bands by the end of August. A team of operators
            will try to activate this IOTA during their trip aboard the
            "Akademik Fedorov's" expedition heading towards the drifting
            polar base SP36. Their expected callsigns will be UE0MAC/0,
            UA6LP/0 and RZ6MZ/0. Exact dates of the operation depend on
            the Arctic weather.

   AS-045.  A team of 8 Korean operators will be active from Tok Island
            using a specially issued callsign D9D between September 13-18th.
            However, some operators may sign as homecall/5 (ex. DS2GOO/5)
            sometimes for individual purposes. Operators mentioned are:
            Kim/HL2CFY, Han/DS2GOO, Kweon/DS2GXU, Lim/DS2HRE, Jeong/6K2ABX,
            Song/6K2BWA, Cho/6K2FNN and Seok/6K2GDT. Activity will be on
            80-10 meters (including 30/17/12m) using CW/SSB/FSK/PSK31.
            They plan to use 4 HF Transceivers with two 600 watts linears
            with various vertical and wire antenna systems. QSLs for D9D
            go via 6K2BWA. All others via their home callsigns.

   EU-007.  A four man team will activate Ireland's most difficult IOTA,
            The Great Blasket Islands, between September 10-14th. EU-007
            is quite rare and ranks amongst some of the most needed IOTAs
            throughout Europe. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using both
            CW and SSB. The team states that the landing on EU-007 "can be
            (and often is) difficult, and quite often, there can be no
            sailings for days. Please excuse if there should be any delay
            but this would be beyond our control." Operators mentioned
            are: Jeremy/EI5GM, Mark/G4AXX, Dave/EI9FBB and Dave/EI4BZ.
            QSL via EI9FBB, by the bureau or direct to: David Deane,
            7 Spriggs Road, Gurranabraher, Cork City, IRELAND. A special
            double folding card will be available to commerate this
            activation. QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL in due
            course. For more details, please visit:

   EU-010.  Rob, DK1ROB, will be active as MM/DK1ROB from the Isle of
            Barra (IOSA OH-11, SCOTIA HI-02, WW Loc. IO66GX) between
            September 28th and October 3rd. Activity will be on 40-2
            meters and 70cm using SSB, RTTY and possiblye PSK63. His
            antennas are: Inverted Vee for 40m, 5-band Spiderbeam for
            20-10m at 15m AG, 3-element beam for 6m at 5m AG, and a
            vertical for 2m/70cm. QSL via his home callsign, direct or
            by the bureau.

   EU-032.  Gerd, DK8NT, from Oleron Island (DIFM AT-025, also counts for
            WLOTA LH-1369) between now and September 5th. Callsigns and
            bands/modes of activity were not provided. QSL via his home
            callsign, direct or by the bureau. Note: no eQSL please.

   EU-049.  Gabi, HA1YA, will be active as J48YA from Limnos Island (MIA
            MG-065, WLOTA LH-1740, Grid KM29), Greece, August 25-31st.
            Activity will be on HF, 6 and 2 meters. HF equipment is an
            IC-746 using a SQ vertical for HF, a simple wire delta loop
            for 6m, and  ME1500-V and DL6WU portable antenna for 2m. He
            plans to be active during the evenings and mornings. QSL via
            his home callsign.

   EU-099.  Operators Charles/M0OXO and Nigel/M0NJW have been invited back
            to operate from Maitresse Island, Les Minquiers Islands. Next
            year between July 22-30th (2009), they will use the callsign
            GB8LMI. QSL via M3ZYZ: Charles Wilmott, 60 Church Hill Royston,
            Barnsley, South Yorkshire S71 4NG England. For updates and
            more information, visit their web site at:

   EU-111.  Four members of the Cambridge University Wireless Society are
            planning to be active as GM6UW/p from the Monach Islands from
            mid-afternoon on August 27th until mid-morning on the 28th.
            The operation depends on wind and sea conditions. Operators
            mentioned are: G3ZAY, M0ERY, M0FFX and M0SCH.

   EU-123.  Members of the newly formed Middlesex DX Group will be active
            from Arran Island (IOSA CL01, SCOTIA CS14, Grid IO75KM), October
            4-10th. The team of operators will use two callsigns:
               MS0MDG/P - Will be used for SOTA and HF portable activity.
               GB0MFG   - For the base operations.
            Activity will be on 160 meters through 23cms. Operators that
            were mentioned are John/G0KLX, Kevin/G1KAW, Simon/2E0VAG,
            Chris/2E0CMG, Carl/2E1IDC, Michael/G3WOE, Lee/2E0JDC and Jason/
            M1PRO. QSL Manager is 2E0VAG (direct or by the Bureau).

   EU-174.  Laci, HA0HW, will be active as J48HW and SV8/homecall from
            Thassos Island, Greece (MIA: MG-124, GIOTA: NAS-037, WLOTA:
            4186, Grid  KN20hs) between August 30th and September 10th.
            Activity will be on the HF bands (mainly on 40/30/20/17 meters
            and mainly on CW, with some SSB, RTTY and PSK31 as well), and
            6 meters. QSL via his home callsign, by the HA Bureau or direct.

   EU-176.  Operators Jorgen/SM3CXS and Sten/SM3NXS will once again be
            active from Grimskar Island as SG3U and SD3N, respectively
            between August 29-31st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW/SSB.
            QSL via their home callsigns, by the bureau or direct.

   NA-029.  George, K3GV, will be active as K3GV/VY2 from Prince Edward
            Island (CISA PE-001), between September 1-22nd. Activity will
            be on 20 and 15 meters around the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL
            via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

   NA-067.  Mike, KC2SDG, will be operating beachside as homecall/p from
            Hatteras [aka Pea] Island (USI NC-005S, WLOTA LH-3913, Dare
            County, North Carolina), between now and August 30th. He will
            use a Kenwood TS-480SAT w/100w into a rotatable dipole capable
            of communication on 80/40/20/2/1.25 meters and 70cm. QSL via
            LoTW only.

   SA-057.  Members of the Sacramento Radio Club (CX2FAA) will be active
            as CX1F from San Gabriel Island (SA-057), Uruguay, November
            15-16th. Operators mentioned are: Ricardo/CX5FT, Viterbo/CX9FD,
            Italo/CX3FG, Marber/CX9ACK and Walter/CX6FF. Activity will be
            on or around the usual island and IOTA frequencies. QSL via
            CX2FAA: Fernando Carballo S/N, C.A. El General, CP 70.000,
            CC 39073 Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia City, URUGUAY. More
            information is available on their Web site at:

NA8, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Members of the NASA Glenn Amateur
Radio Club (NA8SA) in Cleveland, OH, will be active daily (2200-0500z)
between October 1-6th. Activity is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of
the beginning of NASA operations. Suggested frequencies are: 14280, 7280,
3880 and 1880 kHz. QSL via: NASA Glenn Amateur Radio Club Lewis Field,
21000 Brookpark Rd, MS 8-1, Cleveland, OH 44135-3191. Their Web page
is at:              http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/Clubs/NA8SA

PZ5, SURINAME. Members of the Czech and Slovak OM0C Contest Crew is
pleased to announce a DXpedition to Suriname and is expected to be active
from here between October 21-30th. Activity will be on all HF bands
(160-10m) and VHF (6 and 2 meters), with a focus on the lower bands,
especially 160m and EME on 2m. It will be a very first time in Suriname
for EME 2m operations. Operators mentioned are Rich/OM2TW, Joe/OM5AW,
Steve/OM5AA, David/OK1RK, Vlada/OK1NY and possibly others. Operators
will also be active as PZ5Z in the CQ World Wide SSB DX Contest (October
25-26th) as a Multi-Op or Multi-? entry. QSL via OM2FY, by the Bureau or
direct to: Branislav Daras, P. O. Box 6, 82008 Bratislava 28, SLOVAKIA.
Visit their Suriname 2008 PZ5Z Web site at:   http://www.om0c.com/suriname

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
   John, 9M6XRO (ISWL 9M6-6982), reports: "My QSL Manager Tim, M3SDE, has
   successfully upgraded his license and his new call is M0URX. Some QSL
   Manager lists have already been amended and this appears to be causing
   some confusion among DX-ers who have started asking if my QSL route is
   via M3SDE or via M0URX. If they make a quick check on QRZ.com they will
   see that M3SDE and M0URX are one and the same person with the same
   mailing address. This morning I changed all my calls on QRZ.com to show
   "QSL via M0URX". Tim has also retained the call M3SDE and has made
   arrangements with the RSGB QSL Bureau to receive all cards which arrive
   for M3SDE. I want to re-assure everyone who has sent a card via M3SDE
   that these QSL cards will still reach Tim and he will reply to all
   incoming cards as usual. M0URX is now listed as QSL Manager for my calls,
   as follows: 3DA0OK, 9M6/G3OOK, 9M6XRO, 9M6XRO/P, A25OOK, C91XO, G3OOK,

   VP6DX QSL. If you have not seen the VP6DX QSL card (booklet), visit
   Tom's, K8CX, HAM GALLERY Web site at:

   QSLS VIA LOTW: None reported this week!

   9L0W, 9U0VB, 9X0R, 9X0VB, A25VB, A35VB, C91TK, C91VB, D20VB, D60VB,

   R1FJ, ST2A, TZ4T, VK9AA, VP8/LZ1UQ, 9M2/PG5M and 9M4SEB

RARE GRIDS (SD, ND, MT) TO BE ACTIVATED (Satellites). Joe, KK0SD, will
be going on a trip that will pass through some rare grids. This is not
a grid expedition and the main purpose is work related travel. The person
Joe is traveling with has agreed to a few "rest stops" for him, and using
a hand-held and arrow antenna, he will try to activate the following grids
possibly August 29 or 30th: EN-15, EN-05, DN-95, DN-85, DN-86, DN-76,
DN-66, DN-65, DN-55. Please listen for him on AO-51, SO-50, and AO-27.
Joe states, "I cannot guarantee exactly when I will be in which grid.... I
don't expect to make every pass, but I hope to get quite a few of them."
He adds, "If you really need EN-15 or EN-05 they are not that far from
my home and I would be willing to do a sked." His E-mail address is:
                       gary_mayfield at hotmail.com

S2, BANGLADESH. The ARRL is spreading the news that there will be new
amateur radio exams and licences in Bangladesh soon. The last licences
were issued in 2004. But thanks to the efforts of the Bangladesh Amateur
Radio League (BARL), the country's IARU Member-Society, the Bangladeshi
government will once again issue ham licenses; exams will also be given
on a monthly basis beginning August 13th, 2008. For more details, please
read the info on the ARRL's Web at:
                               -- or --
         The ARRL Letter Vol. 27, No. 33 (dated August 22, 2008)

S2, BANGLADESH (IOTA DXpedition). Tutul, S21RC and possibly 3 other S2
operators are preparing a DXpedition in December to St. Martin's Island
(AS-127) located in Chittagong Region Group. Dates are not confirmed yet,
but they plan to stay 6 days on the island. A special callsign is pending
and will be announced later. St. Martin's Island is a small island in the
northeast part of the Bay of Bengal, about 9 km south of the tip of the
Cox's Bazar-Teknaf peninsula, and forming the southernmost part of
Bangladesh. It is the only coral island in Bangladesh. It is about 8 km
west of the northwest coast of Myanmar at the mouth of the Naf River. The
local name of the island is "Narical Gingira", also spelled "Narikel
Janjina/Jinjera", translated from Bangla, meaning "Coconut Island". They
currently can only set up one station and are looking for help and funds
for this DXpedition. For more details and information on how to help,
please visit:                  http://eb7dx.com

SV9, CRETE (EU-015). Ben, DL6FBL, will be active as SV9CVY during the
CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
High-Power entry. QSL via SV9CVY.

TA0, TURKEY. Urcun, TA0U, informs OPDX that he will be active through
the end of September in the following contests: YO DX HF Contest (August
30-31st), All Asia DX SSB Contest (September 6-7th) and Worked All Europe
DX SSB Contest (September 13-14th). PLEASE NOTE: Urcun was active using
the special callsign TC1EU on SSB during the European HF Championship
(August 2nd). He informs that the log is now available at:

XU, CAMBODIA. Yu, 7K3BKY, will be active as XU7YYY from Sihanoukville
between September 3-8th. Activity will be mainly CW. He will also try
to be in the All Asia DX SSB Contest (September 6-7th). QSL via 7K3BKY.

XW, LAOS. Bruce, XW1B, has been fairly active on 40/30/20 meters this
past week. Activity has been mainly CW and RTTY. Operations have been
as early as 1130z for a few hours and again later between 1500-1700z
or after 2330z. NO set pattern on mode or frequency. Look for him to be
very active until August 27th before he heads to the U.S. for a holiday.
Bruce is not expected to return to XW until the end of September. QSL
via E21EIC.

YO DX HF CONTEST (Correction). Last week we mentioned that the annual YO
DX HF Contest will take place August 30-31st (from 1200-1200z). Rules
can be found on the following Web page at:
  However, please correct the following: "All the participants who will
fulfill the necessary requirements during the contest will receive a
free "YO AD AWARD" (1st Class), not the "WORKED YO DX CLUB MEMBERS
Award" as mentioned.

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND (AF-003). Steve, G3ZVW, will be active again as
ZD8N from August 27th to September 11th. Activity will be on the HF
bands using only 100 watts to dipoles. He will be mainly active during
his evenings and the weekends using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via G3ZVW,
direct or by the bureau.

ZM2, NEW ZEALND. Operators Lee/ZL2AL, Stan/ZL2ST, Peter/ZL2LF, John/ZL2QM,
Mike/ZL2CC, Chris/ZL2DX, Mike/ZL2FAR, Gary/ZL2IFB and Wayne/ZL2WG will
be active as ZM2M from Napier, New Zealand (OC-036, also counts for WLOTA
LH-0069) for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th), as a Multi-2R
entry. QSL via ZL2AL, direct or by the bureau.

ZS, REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA. Franz, DL3PS/HB9EHQ, will be active as
ZS6/DL3PS in Johannesburg between August 25th and September 12th. His
activity will be limited to his spare time because he is there on a
business trip. However, look for him to be on 80-10 meters using CW,
SSB and the Digital modes. QSL direct or via the bureau to HB9EHQ.

ZS8, MARION ISLANDS. There is still no activity reported. However,
Rhynhardt, ZS6DXB, ZS8T Press Officer, reported the following this past
week (dated August 21st - edited): "In April, Petrus, ZS6GCM, arrived on
Marion Island to begin a year of work. Sometime in May he erected the
SteppIR vertical he took along and ran into a few difficulties. He did
make one contact during the month but efforts to resolve these difficulties
were unsuccessful and Petrus' work commitments impeded our efforts to
communicate via other methods with Petrus.
    It has been over two months since we have heard from Petrus and are
as much in the dark as the DX Community as to his plans.
    At this point we are at a loss why Petrus has not been able to find
time to put ZS8T on the air, he certainly made the efforts to obtain
permissions and training before leaving for the Island. We must assume
his job as administrator to the scientific community was much more than
he contemplated. Petrus is on Marion Island for 7 more months.
    If and when Petrus surfaces we will inform the DX Community. We are
as disappointed as you...... 73, Rhynhardt Louw, ZS6DXB"
    For updates and the first offical announcement of ZS8T being on the
air, please visit the official ZS8T Web site at:    http://zs8t.net

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