OPDX Bulletin 1130 September 30, 2013

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1130
BID: $OPDX.1130
September 30, 2013
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, NJ1Q & W1AW, AA3B, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4DN, K5KG, WF5E, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, AT International, DJ7ZG, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.

EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQWW DX RTTY Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the OPDX readers with a consolidated listing of the CQWW DX RTTY Contest participants.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 20th-September, through Friday, 27th-September there were 230 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, 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, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8

* 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).

5B, CYPRUS
Tony, RT9T, will once again be active as 5B4ALB from Pachyammos (AS-004, MIA MCI-002, WLOTA 0051) between October 17th and November 4th. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via RT9T direct only.

5R, MADAGASCAR
Eric, F6ICX, will once again be active as 5R8IC from Saint Marie Island (AF-090) between November 16th and December 15th. Activity will be holiday style operating CW, RTTY, and PSK63, and using a FT450 with 100 watts into various GPs or Inverted-Ls and a Hexbeam for 20-10 meters. There will be no online log during his activity. QSL via his home callsign (QRZ.com).

5V, TOGO
Wim, ON4CIT, will once again be active as 5V7TH from Togo (Grid Square JJ06rf) sometime in November and December. Activity will be on 40-6 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. He plans to be on in the evening on 40 and 30 meters. Wim mentions that he will travel during the day to Benin to collect his TY1 callsign papers which is supposed to be ready. During that same day, he will try to search for a nice QTH in Grand Popo (Benin) for his TY1 DXpedition and move from Togo to Grand Popo, Benin, when everything is sorted out. QSL via his home callsign, direct (2 USDs/EU and 3 USDs/US), by the Bureau, LoTW (uploaded year later) or by the ClubLog's OQRS. For more details, visit:

http://www.dxpedition.be/5V7TH.html

9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Jim, N6TJ, will be active as 9Y4W from Scar- borough, Tobago Island (SA-009, WLOTA 0412), during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via DFL4MDO, direct or by the Bureau.

A2, BOTSWANA (Op Cancelled!)
Donovan, ZS2DL, who was expected to lead a team of operators in April of 2014 to Botswana, has announced: "It is with tremendous disappointment, that we have had to cancel the A22D trip in April 2014. The main reason for this has been the breakdown of sponsorship from one of the main Japanese manufacturer of Radio equipment. These negotiations have been ongoing for nearly a year now, and business must be bad as we simply could not reach a workable solution. As a result we have no alternative but to cancel the A22D adventure. Please accept our most sincere apologies, but promise to be back from somewhere else soon, maybe even more sought after than A2."

A5, BHUTAN
Operators Junichi/JH3AEF, Ryo/JH7EQW and Jusei/JA3IVU will be active as A52AEF, A52EQW and A52IVU, respectively, from Dochula Pass between October 10-20th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via their home callsigns.

AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Operators Jussi-Pekka/OH6RX and Esa/OH7WV will be active as AH0K from Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086) during both CQWW DX SSB (October 26-27th) and CQWW DX CW Contests (November 23-24th) as a Multi-2 entry. Activity outside the contest will be on the HF bands and possibly on the 6 meter band. QSL route TBA.

BV60, TAIWAN (Special Event)
Members of the China Radio Association (CRA) will activate the special event callsign BV60V from Tainan between Sep- tember 28th and December 31st. Activity is to celebrate the 60th anni- versary of Victory Broadcasting Company. Operations will start during this coming weekend's CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th) as a Multi- Multi entry. They also plan to operate between October 11-13th, from Lin Mo-Niang Park. Operators mentioned are Tang/BM2AAV, Eddie/BV2DD, Evan/ BV2KS, Lee/BV2NT, Pro/BX4AN and Koshiro/JA3AQM. QSL route is available on QRZ.com or

http://www.cra.org.tw/amateur/qsl_en.aspx

C6, BAHAMAS
Rich, N0HJZ, will once again be active as C6ARW from Grand Bahama Island between October 22-29th. Activity will be on 30/17/12 meters this time using CW and RTTY. Operations will also include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign direct.

CE0Y, EASTER ISLAND (Update)
Operators Jose/CE0HYO, Gustavo/CX2AM, Humberto/CX3AN, Gustavo/CX3CE, Mario/CX4CR, Gen/EA5HPX, Francisco/EA7FTR and Carlos/LU2NI will be active as XR0YY from Hanga Roa, Easter Island, between November 1-7th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They will have 3 stations operating simultaneously. QSL via EB7DX. They have a Web site available at:

http://easterisland2013.com

CR3, MADEIRA
Members of the Madeira Contest Team will be active as CR3A during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th) as a Multi-? entry. Operators mentioned are Joe/CT3BD, Luis/CT3DL, Joe/CT3DZ, Luis/CT3EE, Duarte/CT3EN, Jose/CT3IA, Tiago/CT3KU, Jose/CT3KY and Tony/CT1FFU. QSL via EA5GL or LoTW.

CR3/CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS
The CR3L contest station in Santana on Madeira Island (AF-014) will be active during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th) as a Multi-Multi entry. Operators mentioned are Juergen/DJ2VO, Walter/DJ6QT, Peter/DJ6XV, Hermann/DK1AQ, Tom/DL6TK, Kalle/DM3BJ, Han-J./ DL1YFF and Andy/LX1DA. QSL CR3L via DJ6QT. Activity by operators, QSL via their home callsign. Visit the CR3L Santana, Madeira Island, Web page at:

http://www.cq3l.de

CY0, SABLE ISLAND
Just a reminder that operators Gary/VE1RGB, Murray/ WA4DAN and Rick/AI5P will be active as CY0P from Sable Island (NA-063, CISA NS004, WLOTA 0758, WWFF CYFF-001) between October 1-11th. Activity will be on all bands 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via VE1RGB, direct or by the Bureau. For more information and updates, visit:

http://www.cy0dxpedition.com

D4, CAPE VERDE
Operators Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DJ7ZG will be active as D44TXT from the Island of Santiago (AF-005) between October 19th and Novvember 7th. Operations will be near Praia, the capital town, and from a rented private house. Lot informs OPDX that the license was very dif- ficult to obtain, and took over 10 months to get it. Originally, the DXpedition was planned for the spring of 2013. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using RTTY, PSK63 and SSB. If they have a great opening on 6 meters, they will be on air. With their baggage being limited, they will have 2 stations: 2x Elecraft K2 with 2x 600W PA and 1x FT857 for 6m; Data Interface "IF one" from "Funkamateur Magazine" and data programs -MixW and WinTest; Triple Leg antennas and dipoles. QSL via LoTW, direct or by the Bureau.

FR/TO2, REUNION ISLANDS
Stephane, F5UOW, will once again be active from Reunion Island (AF-016). He will sign as FR/F5UOW between October 31st and November 21st, but between November 3-17th, he will sign TO2R. His activity will be mostly CW between 40-10 meters. QSL via F5UOW, direct or by the Bureau.

FW, WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS
Jean-Jacques, TK5JJ, will leave Corsica for 2 years and travel to Wallis Island where he will be active as FW5JJ. He hopes to be active very soon after his arrival with an Icom 756PRO and G5RV antenna. The rest of his equipement will arrive later. He will be active on SSB, CW and the Digital modes on all HF bands, 6m and 2m EME. QSL via F5RXL.

IOTA NEWS
AF-018. Aldo, IK2ANI will be active as IH9/IK2ANI from Isola di Pan- telleria (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WLOTA 0041) between September 27th and October 1st. Activity will be holiday style on 30-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He will use 100 watts into a vertical antenna. Listen for QSL route.

AF-019. (Reminder/Update - Ops!) An international team of operators will be active as IG9Y from Lampedusa Island between October 17-30th. Operators mentioned currently are Gabor/HA1YA, Don/ JH5GHM, Boyko/LZ1QN, Dale/N3BNA, Frederic/ON4LG, Aurelio/PC5A, Rob/PE1ITR, Vlad/RC0F, Silvo/S50X, Romeo/S52RU, Renato/S57UN, Slavc/S57DX, Drago/S59A and Konstantin/VE3LA. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, and RTTY, with four stations on the air. The team will be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via ON4LG. An OQRS will be available for direct and Bureau cards. Visit their Web page at:

http://ig9.ii9p.com

AS-100
Operators Yuli/4X6HP, Vlad/4Z5IW and Ros/4Z5LA will be active as homecall/p, weather permitting, from Akhziv Island between October 18-19th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via their callsigns.

EU-025. Members of the Arcibessi DX & Contest Group will be active as IQ9UI from Sicily Island during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th) and CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-Multi entry (for the first time!). QSL via IT9CHU or LoTW. Operators mentioned are Antonello/IT9EQO, Carmelo/IT9AUG, Fabio/IT9GSF, Marcello/IT9CJC, Vincenzo/IT9CHU, Giuseppe/IT9HBT, Carlo/IK1HJS, Andrea/IV3SKB, Flavio/IV3TMV and Domenico/IW9GTD. Special guests are Luis/IV3PRK and Peter/IV3YYK for support on the low bands. Visit the II9P Web page at:

http://ii9p.com

EU-054. Operators Raffaello/IT9ATF, Renato/IT9NPR, Pippo/IT9PPG and Antonino/IT9RDG will be active as IF9A from Favignana Island (IIA TP-011, MIA MI-025, WLOTA LH-1545) for the CQWW DX SSB Contest as (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. Activity will be on all bands and modes outside of the contest. QSL via IT9ATF, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-057. Operators Friedrich/DL4BBH, Matthias/DK7LV, Klaus/DL7UXG, Henning/DB5BZ, Peter/DJ4RU and Ric/DL2VFR will be active as DM50IOTA from Hiddensee Island (DID O-005, WLOTA 2371) between September 28th and October 4th. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via DL2VFR, by the Bureau or direct. For more details and updates, visit the QRZ.com Web site or:

http://www.iota-expedition.com
ADDED NOTES: This is one of many German Island groups activated by DM50IOTA during the 50th IOTA Marathon. DM50IOTA will activate all German IOTAs during that time. If you have worked DM50IOTA from all German IOTAs by the end of 2013, you can apply for a special award. Also, this activation will also count for the Vorpommern Lagoon Area National Park WWFF (WorldWide Flora Fauna) reference DLFF-014. It also counts for the lighthouse Dornbusch (DLTD_GLHA #17, ARLHS FED-026, WLOTA 2371).

NA-060. Dan, HR2DMR, is planning to visit Tigre Island and hopes to be active as HQ4W (appending) between October 17-20th. His operating time on the island may be restricted due to the Honduran Navy exercises. Operations will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via KD4POJ.

NA-130. Mike, VE2XB, had to cancel his VY0BRR operation to Broughton (Qikiqtarjuaq) Island, Nunavut, between September 23-27th.

ISWL CALLSIGNS (For October)
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of October 2013:

GX4BJC/A & GX4BJC/P - Operated from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie - G6XOU. (ISWL Council Member & QSL Bureau Manager) (The /A WAB Square = TM22 - England & IOTA = EU-005 & WLOTA = LH-1841); (If required, the GX4BJC/P WAB details will be given during QSOs).

MX1SWL/A - Operated /A from Hartford, in Cambridgeshire, by Tom, G3RPV. (/A WAB Square = TL27 - England, IOTA = EU-005 & WLOTA = LH-1841).

ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL info is on
www.iswl.org.uk or QRZ.com or via www.eQSL.cc
. NO LoTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see www.iswl.org.uk for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for their awards.

J7, DOMINICA
Operators Charlie/K1XX, George/K5KG, Jim/WI9WI and Gus/VO1MP will be active as J79XX, J75KG, J79WI and J79MP, respectively, from Dominica (NA-101) between November 16-25th. The group plans to also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) signing J7A as a Multi-2 entry. QSL J75KG via K5KG, J79XX via K1XX, J79WI via WI9WI, J79MP via VO1MP and J7A via NX4N.

KH9, WAKE ISLAND (Press Release #5)
Joe, W8GEX, sent out the following press release on September 24th [edited]: "The Wake Atoll commemorative team is in the final phase of preparation. All equipment has been received in Hawaii and will be transported to Hickam AFB for delivery to Wake Island. Thanks, Kimo, KH7U for your invaluable assistance!

The plan is for the team to assemble in Hawaii on or before 3rd October, depart 4th October and arrive on 5th October. The following day will be dedicated to station set-up.

There will be two CW and two SSB stations on the air. The CW site will be located across from the Arrivals terminal and the SSB site will be housed in a 'beach house' near downtown Wake.

We are planning on being QRV 7th October through 18th October (Wake time). If there are any changes, they will be posted on our website.

http://wake2013.org/pages/bandplan.html
Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog as time and internet access allows.

This is a commemorative DXpedition. Our prime objective is to honor the lives and contributions of the Forgotten 98 civilian contractors who lost their lives on Wake during WWII. Some of these men have yet to be ident- ified and are interred in Honolulu. If you know any of the Forgotten 98 or their relatives, modern DNA testing may identify their remains and provide for a proper burial. Please take a moment to look through their names.

http://wake2013.org/pages/forgotten98.html
The team wants to thank the DX community, including generous worldwide Foundations, Clubs, Individuals, Equipment manufacturers and outlets for their outstanding support of the Wake commemorative efforts. These DX- peditions are extremely expensive and could not be accomplished without the support of the entire DX community. Visit the
http://wake2013.org
website to view our sponsors and make your personal donation. Please note! A few other DXpeditions will be on the air during the Wake operation. To avoid the dreaded 'not in the log', please be sure which DXpedition you are working! Our operators will announce the K9W callsign often to help identify your contact.

Please check our website frequently for updates. http:/wake2013.org/
And don't forget to sign our guestbook!
73, K9W Wake Atoll Management Team"

ADDED NOTE FROM W8GEX TO THE 60 METERS GANG:
"As you may know, I am part of the K9W Wake Island team. Our plans are to leave Hawaii on Oct. 5 for Wake. If all goes well, we will be QRV late on the 6th. After we get into our routine, I'll send an email to let you know my 60m operating times. I am planning to listen for Europe around 0430z at their sunrise as well as South America, then the East coast of North America about 1000z. I'll be using an IC-706 into an inverted vee. After we get K9W set up and we have our operating schedules working, I'll start setting up my 60m station. I am a phone operator and will be on 5.403.5 unless QRN, and then I'll go to 5.371.5.

I might be able to get one on the team CW ops to get on as well. As always give your call many times so we can pull it through. Give your call many times because with the distance and low power and high QRN, it's hard to pick these calls out..... Joe W8GEX, K9W team member"

KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Operators Philip/KT3Y, Frederick/K9VV and Robert/WP2XX will once again be active from the KP2M rental shack on St. Croix Island (NA-106) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via AI4U (DIRECT ONLY) OR LoTW. NO BUREAU QSLs.

P4, ARUBA (Correction/Update)
Valery, R5GA, will once again be active as P4/R5GA from Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033) between November 16-26th. Activity will be on CW mainly on 160-10 meters, especially on the 30/17/12 meters. His activity will also include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) [not the CQWW DX SSB Contest] as a Single-Op/All-Band entry using the contest callsign P40F. QSL via UA3DX. QSL P4/R5GA via R5GA, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

PJ4, BONAIRE
Operators Paul/K1XM, John/K4BAI, Jeff/KU8E, Martin/W1MD and Dennis/W1UE will be active as PJ4A from the "PJ4G Radio House" on Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) during CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-2 entry. The team will be on the island between November 18-26th. Outside the contest, operators will be active as PJ4/homecall. QSL PJ4A, PJ4/K4BAI and PJ4/KU8E via K4BAI. QSL PJ4/K1XM, PJ4/W1MD and PJ4/W1UE via their home callsigns. Check out the "PJ4G Radio House" at:

http://www.pj4g.com

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (September 30th-October 6th)

 Sep/30th AN      Oct/03rd  AN      Oct/05th  AN
 Oct/01st HN      Oct/04th  AN      Oct/06th  AN-HN
 Oct/02nd AN-LN


   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
QSL INFO AND NEWS
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For September 27th)
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
  4A2I via XE2I            JW/DO6XX via DO6XX     PJ4/G3TXF via G3TXF
  A35JQ via JF6QIP         LB1A via LA5ZV         R863LC via R3LC
  CO0DO via CO-Bureau      LX/DF8XC via DF8XC     S5/OE3MHU/P via OE3MHU (d)
  CO0SK via EA5GL (d)      OH/DJ9DZ via DJ9DZ     SM6/V63YM via SM6FJY
  CO6RD via EA5GL          OJ0H/MM via OH2BH      SV8/HB9AAI via HB9AAI
  EA6/G3SZU via M0OXO      ON40C130H via ON2KFJ   SV9/OE6YRG via OE6YRG
  HB0/DL3TU/P via DL3TU    OZ/DF2BR via DF2BR     T48LT via CO8IR
  HB0/DL4AAE/P via DL4AAE  OZ/DO5MCL via DO5MCL   YT0WFF via YU7CM
  II0GMC via M0OXO         OZ/PD0HLA via PD0HLA
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
3B7RF & 3B6RF LOGS NOW ON LoTW. George, K5KG, reports: "I am pleased to announce that the logs from 3B7RF (1998 St. Brandon, 53K QSOs) and 3B6RF (2001 Agalega, 61K QSOs) have finally been uploaded to Logbook of The World. It has taken many years to get this done, and thanks goes to Karl, HB9JAI/4X1DF, Hanspeter, HB9BXE, and Kurt, HB9AFI, for making it happen."

WF5E DX QSL SERVICE (Closing). Les, WF5E, informed OPDX that after 20 years he will be retiring his service at end of October due to health problems. All incoming QSLs after that date will be forwarded to his clients. See: http://www.qsl.net/wf5e However, Jim, K3FN, will be taking over his service, but under a new name - Airmail Postage QSL Service. Look for Jim to start promoting the service immediately. His E-mail address is k3fn@aol.com and his Web site can be virwed at:

http://www.airmailpostage.com

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 9N7MD, BU2AW, F4FEP, FG4NO, H40T, H44G, KH7X, LA5FHA, RU3EJ, US1UX, UT5EO, VK9CZ, XZ1Z, YD1NAA/5 and ZL1LC

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: HH5/KC0W, HU2DX, TJ3SN, T2YY, UA7A and YW5X

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5B/UW2M, 5V7SI, 5W1SA, 7Z1HL, 8P9UR, 8Q7SO, 9G5SI, 9H9BH, 9H3JR, 9H9OB, 9M2DVR, A35XG, CE1DY, CE1YI, DU1IST, HB0CC, J79WE, JG8NQJ/JD1, JH1LET/JD1, LX/DL2JRM, LX7X, MD/DL9MWG, OA7/DF7NX, OX5AA, OX3KQ, PJ2/DL5MFL, PJ4/K5KG, PJ4/W9NJY, T5TC, T88XC, TC150RC, TY2SI, V31YN/P, V5/DF2UU, VK9XS and W8XGI/KH2

T32, EAST KIRIBATI (Update/Callsign)
It has been announced: "In honor of the Russian Robinson Club's twentieth anniversary, a callsign of T32RRC was requested for this DXpedition. As of September 9, 2013, our team was advised that the originally confirmed callsign (T32RRC) is not available. On September 24, 2013, the Communications Commission of The Republic of Kiribati advised Dean - KW7XX that they will issue T32RC for our DXpedition group. As of September 25, 2013, the T32RC license has been issued and is in our possession. We will be using T32RC for the expedition." Also announced are the operators of this DXpedition. Operators mentioned at this time are Tim/NL8F, Dick/N7RO, Dean/KW7XX, David/AH6HY and Paula/NX1P. More details and updates, visit:

http://www.t32-2013.com

T33, BANABA ISLAND (Update)
The T33A DXpedition to Banaba Island (OC-018), which will be active between November 5-18th, announced on their Web page: "The drums of gasoline needed for our generating capacity have arrived on Banaba. KOIL, the Kiribati Oil Company Limited, has a rep on the island and our provision is under his watch to make sure our dxpedition has the fuel we need for sustained operation." Also, the DXpedition now has a Blog page:

http://banaba2013.wordpress.com
For more details about the DXpedition, visit the T33A Web page at:
http://www.t33a.com/index.htm

TO3/FM, MARTINIQUE
Operators Tatsuo/JA3ARJ and Kunio/JA1CJA will be active as TO3JA (appending) from Martinique (NA-107) between January 13-19th, 2014. If they can not get TO3JA, they may sign FM/homecall. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

TU2, COTE D'LVOIRE
Dimitri, F5SWB, who will be active as TU5DF til October 20th, has put more than 8000 QSOs in his log and hopes to have 12000 QSOs before he leaves. His activity has been on 40-10 meters on CW with some on SSB. QSL via F5SWB.

V2, ANTIGUA
Bud, AA3B, will once again be active as V26K from Antigua (NA-100) between November 21-25th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Outside of the contest, activity will be all CW on the HF bands only. QSL via AA3B.

V2, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
Kei, KG2A/JJ1RJR will once again be active as V25A from Antigua (NA-100) between November 21st and December 1st. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, and using CW and SSB. He will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Bnand entry. QSL direct only with SASE to KG2A.
PLEASE NOTE: Kei informs OPDX that his callsign V25A is a reissued callsign. QSL ONLY TO KG2A and not to W9NJB listed on QRZ.com.

VK9M, MELLISH REEF (Press Release #2 from the VK9MT Web Site)
"Planning continues for the previously announced Mellish Reef DX-pedition scheduled for late March early April, 2014. Landing Authority: Australia's 'Commonwealth Marine Reserve Operations Department' reviewed our DX- pedition project plan and requires that we follow their documented environmental protection regulations. Effective July 1, 2014, Mellish Reef becomes part of Australia's new Coral Sea Marine Reserve proposal which implements additional restrictions to further protect the area's ecology; we appreciate the Australian government's cooperation and spirit of partnership in making this DX-pedition possible."

The VK9MT Web site lists the following suggested frequencies:
CW - 1826.5, 3523, 7023, 10103, 14023, 18079, 21023, 24894 and 28023 kHz
SSB - 3790, 7082, 14145, 18140, 21295, 24955 and 28495 kHz
RTTY - 7035, 10142, 18099, 21080, 24912 and 28080 kHz

QSL Manager is M0URX. An OQRS will be available for direct and Bureau QSLs. LoTW upload will be done at the earliest opportunity. There will be NO eQSL. For more details on QSL info, see their Web page. For more details and updates, visit the VK9MT Web page at:

http://www.vk9mt.com

VP9, BERMUDA
Les, N1SV, will once again be active as VP9I from Ed/VP9GE's QTH for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All- Band/Low-Power entry. QSL VP9I via WW3S. Outside of the contest, look for him to be active as VP9/N1SV starting October 23rd. QSL via his home callsign.

XT, BURKINA FASO
Harald, DF2WO, will be active as XT2AW from Ouagadougou between the last week of January and the end February 2014. Activity will be holiday style on CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO.

XV, VIETNAM
Take, JA6CNH, will be active as XV2CNH from Ho Chi Minh City between November 1-9th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via JA6CNH direct only.

XW, LAOS
"The Daily DX" reports that Bruce, AA4XR (3W3B, HS0ZCY), will be returning to his home in Laos to do some antenna work and be active as XW4XR between September 30th and October 9th. Activity is usually on CW and RTTY. QSL via E21EIC.

ZL, NEW ZEALAND
Members of the Quake Contesters Group will be active as ZL3X during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th) as a Multi-2/ High-Power entry. QSL via ZL3PAH or LoTW. Operators mentioned are Mark/ ZL3AB, Andrew/ZL3CC, Byron/ZL3DXT, Geoff/ZL3GA, Graeme/ZL3GK, Chris/ZL3LF and Phil/ZL3PAH.

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        The following stations are expected to be active in the
         CQ World Wide DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th, 2013)
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       Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2013 CQWW DX RTTY Contest.
For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqr2013.html  (By call sign)
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqrd2013.html (By entity)
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqrz2013.html (By zone)
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  Contest        DXCC       CQZ     Class         QSL
  Callsign       Entity                           Route
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3B8/G0TSM       Mauritius   39      LP            LoTW
3D2RA           Rotuma      31      TBD           LZ2HM
4O/HG3IPA       Montenegro  15                    HA3JB Direct
BV60V           Taiwan      24      M/M           BV60V
CE1RPW          Chile       12      SOSB 15M      CE1RPW
CR3A            Madeira     33      M/?           LoTW; QSL via EA5GL
CR3L            Madeira     33      M/M           DJ6QT
EI/M5RIC        Ireland     14      SOAB HP       M0OXO
ES9C            Estonia     15      M/M           LoTW
HK1NA           Colombia    09      M/M           K6PIM
IQ9UI           Sicily      15      M/M           IT9CHU
IS0/YL7A        Sardinia    15      SOSB 15M      YL7A
LX/OR5M         Luxembourg  14      M/S           ON4CP
LX7I            Luxembourg  14      M/2           LX2A
MJ5Z            Jersey      14      SOAB LP       LoTW
OH2ET           Finland     15      M/2           OH2ET
OH5Z            Finland     15      M/S           LoTW
OL3A         Czech Republic 15      M/S           OK1MR
PJ4/G3TXF       Bonaire     08      SO            G3TXF
SW9XB           Crete       20      SOSB 15M      LoTW; QSL via DJ9XB 
TF2R            Iceland     40      M/S
TM1A            France      14      M/S           F6KOP Bureau
UU7J            Ukraine     16      SOAB HP       LoTW
VE2CSI          Canada      02      M/2           M0URX
VP9I            Bermuda     05      M/?           WW3S
YS1/NP3J        El Salvador 07      SO LP         LoTW; QSL via EA5GL
ZL3X            New Zealand 32      M/2           ZL3PAH

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