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[OPDX] Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin #1360.1 -
VK9X, CHRISTMAS ISLAND. James Brooks, 9V1YC/N1YC, and Wilbert Knol, PE7T,
are now active from Christmas Island (OC-002) until approximately April
21st. They will be active as VK9X/N1YC and VK9X/PE7T on 80-10 meters
using SSB and CW. They have no specific plans for Digital modes. QSL
via W5UE for VK9X/N1YC and via PE7T for VK9X/PE7T.
Z60A KOSOVO NEWS (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, date April 15th).
Z60A DIRECT QSL MAILING -- Following the LoTW upload of April.01, the
first Kosovo, Z60A QSL card arrived in the U.S. during the past week to
92-year old Frank, K4BVQ, allowing him to reach the DXCC sticker #385.
Former INDEXA president Gary Dixon, K4MQG made a special personal delivery,
delighting Frank, a serious DXers and supporter of the DX segment of
Amateur Radio. Following this special delivery, all U.S. direct requests,
whether ClubLog or through direct mail will be released locally in San
Francisco at the end of this week.
The donor QSLs for the rest of the world are in process, while other
direct requests will start surfacing during the week of May.01. The card
is a 4-page full color affair, giving a detailed description of this unique
DX is not simply collecting LoTW points. The QSL card is also an ed-
ucational piece aimed at the wide world and the issues behind the radio
contacts. Better yet, you may meet three representatives of the Z60A
activation; Vjollca, Z61VB, Jim, K9JF and Martti, OH2BH at the Visalia
DX Convention over the weekend of April 20/22 and hear their fascinating
stories. DX Conventions typically offer these personal and emotional
meetings. While in California they may also visit some young DXers who
were successful in contacting Z60A.