OPDX Bulletin 828 October 15, 2007

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 828
BID: $OPDX.828
October 15, 2007
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, W2CG, K3GV, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N5FG, N7OU, W7KFI, K8YSE, W8XGI, WX8C, N0HJZ, DX-IS News Site, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, 2E1EUB, DK8JB, DL2VFR, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, EA4ATI, F5NQL & UFT, GM4FDM, HA0HW, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ5FSA, JI6KVR & IOTA-JA News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, SU1SK, T93Y, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE7UQ and VK4FW for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 7th/October, through Sunday, 14th/October there were 227 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3C, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, 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, FR, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, 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, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9N, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZK2, ZL, ZL7, 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).

2M, SCOTLAND
Paul, 2E1EUB, will be active from northern Scotland between now and October 20th. Activity will be mainly on the satellites using the callsign 2M1EUB/P. QSL via his home callsign 2E1EUB.

3V8, TUNISIA (JOTA Activity)
Look for special event stations 3V8CB and 3V8ST to be active October 19-21st. Activity is to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Tunisia Scouts Amateur Radio Club. Activity will be on all bands, mainly CW and SSB. QSL only via the bureau. "NO DIRECT QSLs" with money/SAE please.

3Z50, POLAND (SPUTNIK Special Event)
On October 4, 1957, at 07:28PM GMT, the Soviet Union successfully launched SPUTNIK I. The world's first man-made artificial satellite. Sputnik I was about the size of a basket- ball, weighed only 84 kilogram, and was a sphere about 0.6 meters in diameter. It took about 98 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path. When Sputnik entered orbit, it opened the Space Age. To commemorate this fact, a special event station 3Z50SPU was established by Roman, SQ2RH. The station will be on the air until the end of October. A special QSL card will be available after the event for all HAMS and SWL who made QSOs/SWLs with a special event station 3Z50SPU. QSL via SQ2RH.

4N6, MONTENEGRO
Toby, DD5FZ, will be active as 4N6FZ from October 15-27th. He will be a guest operator at the YT6A station and plans to take part in the CQWW DX SSB and the WAG Contests. QSL via DD5FZ, direct or by the bureau is "OK".

6C60, SYRIA (Reminder)
Look for Syrian hams to use the special prefix 6C60 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of amateur radio in Syria during the period October 15th to November 15th on all HF bands.

6W, SENEGAL
Boris, T93Y, reports, "After successfully passing the HAM exam in Senegal, Jovica, T98A (ex.9K2/T94FC, ST0RM, ST2A, T94FC), has received his 6W1SJ license today. As during previous activities, you can expect most of his activities to be on CW, with some SSB and digital modes." Jovica will stay in Senegal for at least two years with great possibilities to activate other West Africa countries. QSL via T93Y: Boris Knezovic, P.O. Box 59, BA-71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bureau and E-mail requests are OK (t93y@lol.ba or boris@t93y.com).

6Y, JAMAICA
Operators David/KY1V, Filipe/CT1ILT, John/W2GB, Robert/W5AJ Manu/LU9ESD and Gerald/W1VE will be active as 6Y1V between October 23-30th. QSL via OH3RB.

9U0A QRT
The 9U0A team went QRT Tuesday, October 9th at 0400z after making some 33,500 QSOs. The team is now back in Germany. They report that the pileups were huge until the end. They also regret that the team couldn't be more active on 160m (and 80m). The team experienced thunder- storms almost every day and this was the worst QRN they have ever heard on any of their DXpeditions which made reception almost impossible. They hope that the operation was able to provide you with a new one. 9U0A Band/Mode Breakdown is as follows:


            CW  SSB RTTY PSK31 SSTV WSJT  Band
      160m 127    0    0     0    0    0   127
      80m 1721    0    0     0    0    0  1721
      40m 2546    0    0     0    0    0  2546
      30m 2781    0  660     0    0    0  3441
      20m 4586 3464  970   149    0    0  9169
      17m 4777 2471  741   200   50    0  8239
      15m 4161 1081  925     0    0    0  6167
      12m 1435  117    0     0    0    0  1552
      10m  475   62    0     0    0    0   537
      6m     0    0    0     0    0    5     5
    Mode 22609 7195 3296   349   50    5 33504
The QSL route is via DL7DF, either by the German QSL Bureau (DARC) or direct to: Sigi Presch, Wilhelmsmuehlenweg 123, D-12621 Berlin, Germany. More info, plus an online log as well as updates on their DXpedition will be available via the Web page at:
http://www.dl7df.com/9u/index.html

A SPECIAL THANKS (Update on VK4FW XYL)
Bill Horn, VK4FW, states, "Firstly let me say that we have been overwhelmed with messages regarding my wife so we would like to say a big thanks to all of you. Cheryl has started CHEMO and it has knocked her around which is the NORM from what we gather. She has expressed that I pass on her thanks for all the support received from the greater ham community....... regards to all...."
Bill Horner (VK4FW), Horner Transport Services, PO Box 612, Childers, 4660, Australia.

C5, THE GAMBIA (Reminder/Update)
Members of the "Mosquitos Contest Club" (known as OM0C Contest Crew) are expected to be active from here between October 17-30th. The OM0C contest team will use the callsign C52C and C50C. The operators mentioned are: Rich/OM2TW, Bob/OM1KW, Joe/OM5AW, Roman/OM2RA, Norbert/OM5NM, Dano/OM1NW and Jan/OM2XW. Activity will be on all HF bands (160-10m) and 6m with an emphasis on the lower bands especially 160m. During their DXpedition the team will try to activate Bijol Island (AF-060). Currently, they already have a licence for Island, but still don't have permission for landing. It must be done personally in Banjul. (KYFC and stay tuned for any news.) QSL via OM2FY, by the Bureau or direct to: Branislav Daras, P.O. Box 6, Bratislava 28, 82008, Slovakia. The DXpedition will QSL all correct SWL reports. For updates, visit:

http://www.om0c.com/gambia/index.html

C6, BAHAMAS
Alan, WQ5W, announces his upcoming DXpedition to Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas (IOTA NA-080, Grid Square FL16iq), October 25-31st. The Bahamas Public Utilities Commission has issued him the callsign C6AQW. The primary purpose of this trip is to operate as a 40m Single-Band/ Low-Power entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest. Alan currently holds the 40m North American record in CQWW DX CW Contest as ZF2TG in 1992 and hopes to break the existing North American 40m Low-Power CQWW DX SSB Contest record during this operation. Outside the contest Alan will concentrate mainly on 160/80/30/17/12 meters CW/SSB plus RTTY on all bands.

Alan says realize that C6 is not high on anybody's most-wanted list, but I hope to be able to help DXers out with needed band/mode countries to fill in C6 for their DXCC single band or mode or DXCC Challenge Awards. This DXpedition will be fully compatible with the ARRL Logbook of The World. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW throughout the DXpedition and immediately following its conclusion. Paper QSLs will also be available via WQ5W direct with SASE or Greenstamp and via the bureau. Alan has set up a blog with complete details at:

http://wq5w.blogspot.com
Pictures and news from the trip will be updated before, during and after the DXpedition.

CN, MOROCCO
Anro, RV1AW, will be operating from the CN2R station as CN2AW during the CQ World Wide CW DX Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via RV1AW.

CT7, PORTUGAL (JOTA Activity)
Operator Arlindo, CT1EGW, will be active with the special callsign CT7EPO, October 19-21st. Activity is to celebrate the Gold Jubilee of the JOTA Scout event (EPO stands for Escoteiros de Portugal). QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS
OPDX received an E-mail late Friday from Bill, N7OU, who is now active as E51NOU, stating (edited): "Arrived here on Rarotonga on Monday, October 8th, and have logged about 2300 QSOs--all on CW, of course. I've made most QSOs on 20 and 17m, with many grayline openings to Europe. The 'Grinder' jamming signal takes out 40m early in the evening, and condx on 30m have been marginal so far.

For antennas, I'm using an autotuner at the base of a 29 ft. wire supported by a 10m pole, about 5m from the ocean. It won't load up on 80m, but performs great on 40-10m. The other antenna is the 20m 2 element vertical Moxon that Jim, E51JD, and I put up on Wed. It gives 2 S-units gain on 20m, which is enough to pull in weaker stations I can't even hear on the other antenna. It's no help on morning long path though..... My volunteer service here begins tomorrow, but I'll have lots of spare time for radio in the early morning and in the evening...... 73 de Bill N7OU/E51NOU"

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS (AF-004)
Operators Jean/ON5JV and Georgette/ON6AK will be active as EA8/homecall from Tijoco Bajo, Tenerife Island (S-012 for the Spanish Islands Award, WLOTA LH-1276), between December 1st and January 31st (2008). Activity will be mainly on 20 and 40 meters during their evenings. QSL via their home callsigns, bureau is preferred.

EK0, ARMENIA
Polish operators Leszek/SP9LJD and Kazimierz/SP6AXW will be active as EK0B during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi/2 entry. QSL via SP9ERV, by the bureau or direct.

HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Dani, EA4ATI, informs OPDX that he has moved from Senegal (6W) to the Dominican Republic (HI), where he has been for the past few months. He has received the callsign HI5/EA4ATI and his location is Pedernales, the last city on the southwest end of Dominican Republic on the border with Haiti (HH). QSL is via his home callsign. For the time being, Dani has only a dipole antenna and 100 watts, but he will make some noise during the next CQ Wide World DX SSB Contest with the HI3CCP team. They will use the callsign HI3C from this location:

http://www.lomadeltoro.com/

HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Michele, IK5ZUI, is active as HI9/IK5ZUI from Las Terrenas. The length of his stay is unknown at the moment. Currently he is using a long wire antenna and only 50 watts. More details are forthcoming.

HL9, SOUTH KOREA (JOTA Activity)
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Scouting Jamboree on the Air, HL9BSA (Yongsan Army Post, Seoul, Korea) will be activated on Saturday, October 20th. QSL to WX8C.

HP, PANAMA (JOTA Activity)
Members of the Radio Club de Panama will be using the special event station callsign HP1RCP during the 2007 JOTA Weekend from the Panama City National Scout Center, October 20-21st. A special QSL will be used. QSL via HP1RCP.

HZ, SAUDI ARABIA
Thomas, HZ1EX, will be active in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. He will operate at HZ1GW's QTH as HZ1GW or his own callsign. PLEASE NOTE: 80m is not available in HZ-land! QSL HZ1GW via GW0RHC or HZ1EX via SM0BYD.

IOTA NEWS
EU-008. (Early Announcement) Colin, MM0NDX, states that he will activate IOTA EU-008 for sure during the 2008 IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). He will use the callsign MM0NDX/p but has not yet decided which island he will activate:
Gigha Island (EU-008, IOSA NH-24, SCOTIA CS-23)
Kerrera Island (EU-008, IOSA FL-02, SCOTIA CN-02)
Colin will update the information in the coming year. QSL direct only to his home callsign.

EU-137. Ric, DL2VFR, informed OPDX that the team closed the operation down on October 13th with 6825 contacts from Ven Island. Please note thei QSL routes:
SD7T via DL2RTK
SD7V via DL2VFR
SD7W via DL2SWW
QSL via the bureau (or direct if absolutely necessary). Do not send a QSL to the SM-QSL-Bureau. They will not be answered. SM7DAY/p of course confirms via the SM-QSL-bureau.

NA-128. (Update/Zone 2 Op). Three members of the Magnolia DX Association (MDXA) and two other operators will activate Orleans Island (QC-007)as VE3ZF/2 (CW and SSB) and W5GED/VE2 (RTTY and PSK) between October 18-21st. Also. look for them to be in the 2007 W/VE Islands QSO Party (October 20-21st) as VE2IDX. The group will then head to Zone 2 (Port Cartier) and be active as VE2Z for CQ World-Wide DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th). Operators mentioned are: Igor/VE3ZF/VE2IDX (MDXA - Team Leader), Ken/ VE3FDX, Travis/W5GED (MDXA), Bill/K5YG (MDXA) and Eugene/N2AA. QSLs for VE2IDX and VE2Z are via VE3ZF, by the Bureau or direct to: Igor Slakva, 105 La Rose Avenue, PH # 1410, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9P 1A9, CANADA. QSL all others callsigns via their home callsign. Their Web site has more information about their operation, including a log search and details on frequencies and modes at:

http://www.ve2z.com

J48/SV8, GREECE (IOTA Op)
A Hungarian team will be active using J48 and SV8/homecall callsigns from Thassos Island (EU-174), between October 24th and November 8th. They will operate on 80-10 meters plus 6 and 2 meters, using CW, SSB, BPSK31, MS and JT6M modes. Operators mentioned are: Gyuszi/HA2VR, Laci/HA6NL (J48NL), Zsolt/HA6PS (J48PS), Tibor/HA6ZV, Al/HA7JJS (J48JJ) and Laci/HA7PL (J48PL). They will also take part in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as Multi-Single using the J48RT callsign. Also, look for them to take part in the HA QRP Contest (November 1-7th) and try to work in the Ukraine Contest too. For the first time this year the group will make a trip to the Ypsario mountain, and will be operating on 2 meters in the VHF Contest on November 2-4th. The QTH will be Kazaviti, and the QRA locator is KN20HR. QSL via the HA QSL Bureau or direct to the operator's own address (via QRZ.com). QSL J48RT via HA6NL.

KH3, JOHNSTON ISLAND
OPDX readers have been looking for an update on Susan's, W7KFI, trip and activity from Johnston Island. Well here it is. Susan informed OPDX this past weekend "It appears that the hurricane season's strength was greatly overestimated....as Mark would say. So if it stays down and no more come this way, I am planning on trying to get out of here just after November 1st during first week of November. Should be good weather then...trade winds should be in full force for a nice down wind ride." If you do not know about Susan, she is a 73 years old grandmother, Skipper of the USSV Dharma, and has been sailing all over the Pacific. This amazing lady is an interesting story. It is highly recommend to visit the following Web pages to see where she has been, and there is a Real Audio recording of her radio interview with Art Bell. Visit the Web pages at: http://ussvdharma.net

http://www.qrz.com/callsign/W7KFI

LX, LUXEMBOURG
Philippe, LX2A, will be active as LX7I during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL is OK via LX2A, by the Bureau, direct and LoTW (no EQSL). His Web page is:

http://www.lx2a.com

NEW OFFICERS
At their October meeting, the members of the National Capitol DX Association (NCDXA) elected the following officers to serve in 2008:


  Dick Mayott/W2YE    - President         Brian Bayus/N1KC    - Treasurer
  John Kanode/N4MM    - Vice President    George Vincent/K3GV - Secretary
Visit the NCDXA's Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/ncdxa

ON50, BELGIUM (JOTA Activity)
Members of the UBA section GDV will activate the special event callsign ON50JOTA October 19-21st. Activity is to celebrate 50th anniversary (Golden Jubilee) of the Jamboree On The Air (JOTA). Operations will be on HF/VHF/UHF on the usual scouting frequencies. Skeds may be arranged via E-mail at: on50jota-at-mail.be

ON9, BELGIUM
Rich, N0HJZ, will be active as ON9CMV (semi-rare prefix) between October 24-30th. His activity will include an effort in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th). Rich tells OPDX, "I'll have full power and large antennas for the effort." QSL direct to his home callsign or via LoTW.

P4, ARUBA
Marty, W2CG, will be vacationing here between December 17-31st and will be active as P40CG. He tells OPDX that "This time with a working antenna. Operating time will be limited to early mornings/late evenings (gotta keep XYL happy too)." His activity will be on 80-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW.

PA20, NETHERLANDS (Special Event)
Look for members of the Netherlands Airforce Radio Amateur Society (NAFRAS - PI4NAF) to be active as PA20NARAS between November 3-19th. Activity will be on HF and VHF. This activity is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Society.

PA50, NETHERLANDS (JOTA Activity)
Look for special event station PA50JOTA to be active from Nieuweroord to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Jamboree On The Air between October 17-31st. QSL via PA3EFR. Visit their Web page at:

http://www.scoutnet.nl/~jota

QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL ROUTES by Johannes/DK8JB and Tedd/KB8NW:
3B8GT Floreal, PO Box10, Mauritius
3Z50SPU via SQ2RH
8Q7WA via NN1N
AO0UIT via EA4RCTo AT0MWG via VU2SWS

FR/F5TNI QSLS. Laurent, F1JKJ, reports that a few stations asked him for help in the last months to get a confirmation from FR/F5TNI. He states that he called Didier, F5TNI on the phone and was told that he has lost the log in a hard-drive failure. Laurent says, "So no need to try again, no confirmation seems possible."

V8NOM AND HS0/G3NOM QSLS. Tom, GM4FDM, reports: "As you may know I have been Ray's QSL Manager for a number of years. Ray is extremely unwell and unlikely to recover from a severe stroke/heart attack. Over the past couple of years I have been able to respond to QSL requests to the above callsigns, but now I am running out of cards for HS0/G3NOM and have no cards for V8NOM. Before taking ill, Ray discussed the use of LOTW. I have taken the liberty of uploading QSOs for both the above calls to LoTW.

I still have a few cards left so I am able to respond to a few more requests for HS0/G3NOM. You may also be aware that the use of 160 and 80m was restricted in Thailand, so please do not ask me about QSOs that are not in Ray's Log. I am unable to help. If it is NOT in LoTW then it's simply not there. I cannot put it there. I still have all Ray's other logs and plenty of blank cards. As the cards run out, I will upload further logs to LoTW.... 73 de Tom GM4FDM"

GOLIST QSL MANAGER DATABASE HELP NEEDED. John, K1XN, from the GoList informs: "During my QSL Manager confirmation process, I have accum- alated a list of QSL Managers for which I could not find a published E-mail address, or the E-mail address that I found is not valid and bounces mail. Listed below are some of those QSL Managers that I am having problems with. I hope that maybe they will read this message and take the time to update their E-mail address on QRZ.com or send them to me direct at: golist@gmail.com "

SC6A SM7DKF SP2BIK SP4ZHT SP5ZHG SP8PEF SP9PKR SP9YST SV2DGH SK5DB SP1CQZ SP2PTU SP5JXK SP5ZIM SP9BQJ SP9PKS SP9ZHR SV5FRD SK7CN SP1GTZ SP2YNC SP5KCR SP5ZIP SP9ERV SP9PKZ SQ6QQ SV8CYR SM2HWG SP1KZO SP3KUJ SP5PPW SP5ZRW SP9JA SP9PNB SQ7HQQ SM3CXS SP1PNW SP3WVL SP5YMU SP6YFU SP9KAJ SP9PTA SQ8GBE SM3NXS SP1YSZ SP3ZIA SP5YMU SP7KWW SP9KJ SP9QLO SU1ER SM5BFJ SP2AVE SP4SAS SP5ZCC SP8BIA SP9PGB SP9TNX SV1GRM

Effective immediately, the Incoming QSL Manager for VA5/VE5 is: Joe Musgrave, VA5JM/VE5CEM, 729 - Fifth Street NE, Weyburn, SK, Canada, S4H 1A4.

After 19 years of service, Dennis Livesey, VE7DK, has retired as BC Incoming QSL manager. Taking over is Ken Clarke, VE7UQ. The new address for the Bureau is: VE7-VA7 Incoming QSL Bureau, Ken Clarke, VE7UQ, 12441 - 58A Avenue, Surrey, BC, Canada, V3X 1X6.

QSLS VIA LOTW: 5W0FN, A35FN, BS7H, FW5FN,HS0/G3NOM, R1FJT and V8NOM

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 1A0KM, 4A3IH, 7U5CI, A71EM, BG6IQD/4, BS7H, CU2/WA1S, EA8NY, FO/N6JA, HV0A, OX/PA3EXX/P, UK9AA, VE7EDZ, VP2ERD and YN2N

S7, SEYCHELLES
Operators Leo/IZ5FSA (S79LL), Stefano/IW5DPF (S79SO) and Luca/I5IHE (S79LC) will be active from Praslin Island (AF-024), October 14-19th. Only Luca/I5IHE (S79LC) will stay there until October 27th, mainly for low band DXing. QSL direct only via IW5CWA. For updates and online logs, visit the following Web page at:

http://yact.altervista.org

SU50, EGYPT
Look for special event (Golden Jubilee) station SU50JOTA to be active during the Scout Jamboree On The Air (JOTA), October 20-21st. The event is expected to have more than 500,000 people from over 100 countries participating in this year's JOTA. The SU50JOTA station will be operational from the Cairo International Scout Centre. Activity will be on 80/40/20/17/15 meters, CW and SSB. The SU50JOTA team members include Greiss/SU1GS, Sayed/SU1SA, Mohamed/SU1AO, Mohammed/SU1KM, Karim/SU1KA, Tom/SU9NC and Said/SU1SK. Look for more updated info on the Web page at:

http://www.qsl.net/su50jota
QSL via SU1SK: Said Kamel, P.O. Box 190, New Ramsis Center, Cairo 11797, EGYPT.

SU0, EGYPT
Mustapha, DL1BDF, will be attending a conference in Cairo organized by a local ITU section. The subject of the conference will be "How Amateur Radio can help handicapped persons to live". During his stay in Cairo, Mustapha will be active during his spare time from the SU0ARA ARC station between November 10-18th.

T6, AFGHANISTAN
Remember to look for John, KE6GFF, to be active as T6EE from Kabul this week between October 18th and November 12th. It is suggested to look for him on SSB on or about 14210 kHz. QSL via his home callsign: John Kountz, 1065 van Dyke Dr., Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

TA3/TC3, TURKEY
Nikolay, LZ1NK, will be active as TA3/LZ1NK between November 21-26th. He is also planning to be active as TC3A during the CQ World Wide CW DX Contest (November 24-25th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/Low-Power entry. Activity will be from the Asian region in Bursa, Turkey. Skeds are "OK" before the contest at: casdkar@rozabg.com QSL via his home callsign.

TX5, CLIPPERTON ATOLL (Update)
The Clipperton 2008 team has added two more operators to their team. Operators Jay/K4ZLE and Wayne/K8LEE have joined TX5C team. For complete details, please visit the TX5C Web page at:

http://www.clipperton2008.org/

VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND (OC-004)
Remember to look for Haru, JA1XGI/W8XGI, to be active as VK9GLX between October 19-22nd (only 3.5 days!). Activity will be on 40/30/20 meters and possibly the lower bands. Modes will be CW, SSB and Digital (RTTY, SSTV). QSL via JA1XGI (Bureau or direct) or W8XGI (only direct).

VK9N, NORFOLK ISLAND (OC-005)
Operator Jack, HB9TL/VK6CTL, will be active as VK9CNF this week from October 19-25th. Activity will be mainly SSB on 80-10 meters. QSL direct to HB9QR.

VP2M, MONTSERRAT
Operators George/K2DM, Peter/K3ZM and Glen/W4GKA will be active as VP2MDG, VP2MZM and VP2MKA, respectively, from October 24-30th. The group will also be active as VP2MDG during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi/2 entry. Also, look for VP2MDG on 6m SSB and VP2MZM on 160m CW outside the contest. QSL to their home callsigns.

VP8, SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND
Lars, MM0DWF, will be active from Husvik (an old whaling station) located on South Georgia Island (AN-007) as VP8DIF from January 27th to February 28th, 2008. Activity will be on all bands, depending on his work schedule. QSL via DJ9ZB, direct or by the bureau. Further information can be found at:

http://www.lars-boehme.de/vp8dif/index.html

VP9, BERMUDA
Seppo, OH1VR, will once again be active as OH1VR/VP9 between November 24-27th. He plans to be active in the CQ World Wide CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.

VP9, BERMUDA
John, OH3SR, will be active as VP9/OH3SR between November 23-27th. Activity will be on all bands CW, SSB and RTTY. This will be a holiday style operation. John will also be active during the CQ World Wide CW Contest (November 24-25th). He states, "I will try to give out multi- pliers if needed. But I can work other modes also during the contest."

XW, LAOS
Larry, XW1A, will be active in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via E21EIC.

ZL7, CHATHAM ISLAND
Ulli, DL2AH, continues with his Pacific Island tour this week and is expected to be active from Chatham Island as ZL7/DL2AH between October 16/17-30th. Using his FT-897 with a loop antenna, look for him to be on 40-10 meters SSB only. Ulli's last stop on his Pacific tour will be Norfolk Island. Look for him to use the callsign VK9ANH between November 1-15th. QSL all of his Pacific operations via DL2AH.

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