OPDX Bulletin 930 October 19, 2009

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 930
BID: $OPDX.930
Ocotber 19, 2009
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, KY1V, NC1L, NJ1Q, NG3K, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5WW, N5ZO, KH6BZF, WB6RSE, K8PT, K8YSE, K9NW, AT International, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DX World of Ham Radio Web Site, F5NQL & UFT, G3SWH, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ5MOQ, LY4A, OZ5AAH, PA1WLB, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, PT7WA, PY2SEX, RA3AUU, RSGB IOTA Web Site, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), YB2TJV, YV5ANF and ZC4VJ (G3AB) for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 11th-October, through Sunday, 18th-October there were 233 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4U1U, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, 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, FK, FM, FO, FO/a, FO/m, FP, FR, FT5W, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH4, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PY0T, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP8/g, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZK2, 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).

3DA, SWAIZILAND
Operators Andy/3DA0TM, Dave/ZS6AVM, Dave/ZS6GF and Daniel/ZS6JR will be active as 3DA0WW in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via 3DA0TM.

4L, GEORGIA
Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via K1BV.

4L, GEORGIA
Roli, LY4A, will be active as 4L3A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m) entry. QSL via LY4A. Visit Roli's Wen page at:

http://www.ly4a.com

5B, CYPRUS
Stewart, G3RXQ, will be active as 5B/G3RXQ during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via G3RXQ.

5R, MADAGASCAR
Sam, G4OHX, will be active as 5R8HX from Madagascar (IOTA AF-013 and WLOTA L2455) between December 28th and January 3rd (2010). Activity will be mainly CW. QSL via his home callsign direct only.

8P, BARBADOS
Tom, W2SC, will be active as 8P5A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via NN1N.

A6, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Mohammed, A61BN, is a new ham in Dubai. He seems to be enjoying 20 meters on SSB between 1100-1330z. There has also been a report that he likes the Digital modes. He has a stateside QSL Manager who is Buzz, NI5DX. Buzz is expected to have the logs shortly, and QSL cards should be available in about a month or so. Mohammed is a good friend of Khalid, A61BK, who has been a great "Elmer" for him. Buzz is also the QSL Manager for A61BK.

AH2, GUAM
Members of the Guam Contest Club will be active as AH2R during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are: Toshinobu/JI3ERV, Mikiawa/JR7OMD, Masaki/JO1DFG, and Sato/JH7QXJ. QSL via JH7QXJ.
ADDED NOTE: They suggest to listen to 7075-7100 kHz.

AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Operators Kuny/W1FPU (7L1FPU), Hajime/AH0BR, Moto/ W1NDE and possibly others will be active as AH0BT from the Northern Mariana Islands during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via 7L1FPU, by the Bureau and direct (see QRZ.com). Watch an interesting AH0BT video on YouTube at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwcNHnCWmZA

AO8, CANARY ISLANDS (AF-004)
Operators Pekka/OH1RY/EA8AH, Juan/EA8CAC, Manuel/EA8ZS, Salvador/EA5DY, Jaakko/OH1MA, Kari/OH3RB, Kari/OH5XT and Jussi-Pekka/OH6RZ will be active as AO8A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via OH1RY.

CE9, SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS
A team of operators will be operating from Arturo Prat-Greenwich Island-South Shetland archipelago between January 10-24th. Team members mentioned are: Luis/XQ5CIE, Carlos/CE6UFF, Didier/ F6DXE and Dagoberto/CE5COX. No other details were provided.

CN, MOROCCO
M'hamed, CN8NK, in Rabat, will be active as CN4P during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via EA5XX.

D6, COMOROS
Sam, F6AML, (F6KOP team member) will be active as D68F from the Union des Comores (AF-007) between November 13-23rd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including 30/17/12 meters, using CW and SSB. His suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1828(RX/1822), 3520, 7020, 10115, 14020, 18071, 21020, 24891 and 28020 kHz
SSB - 1828(RX/1822), 3775, 7075, 14265, 18140, 21265, 24960 and 28480 kHz
Sam will operate split (up 5 or down 5 kHz) using a FT857D w/amp. He plans to focus on the topband and lower bands. SUNRISE: 0240z SUNSET: 0215z. QSL via his home callsign, by the bureau or direct (QRZ.com). All the gear except the amplifier, will be given to the foundation for the future Radio Club of the Comoros Union.

DXCC NEWS
* Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
FT5GA - Glorioso Island; 2009 Operation

* YI/KV4EB DXCC CREDITS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports DXCC credit for this operation originally noted dates from April 20, 2003, to November 28, 2003. An update to this operation has been received and the DXCC approval dates are now from April 20, 2003, through January 9, 2004. If you had this operation rejected due to this date issue you can fix it in one of two ways:
1) Send an email to dxcc@arrl.org
2) Select it in your next LogBook of The World application as logs will soon be uploaded.
This is ONLY if your QSO falls within the date period noted above.

EI, IRELAND
Olivier, ON4EI, will once again be active as EI/ON4EI from Ireland (EU-115, WLOTA 2484) near Fethard (IO62DL) on the top of Benneshill (170m ASL) between October 21-26th. Activity will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power/ Non-Assisted entry. It is suggested to look for him before the contest on 7150 lHz +/- QRM. His equipment is a Elecraft K3 w/100w into a 18m vertical top loaded monopole, inverted V for 160/80/40m and a Spiderbeam for 20/15/10m.

ES, ESTONIA
Ben, OZ5AAH/OZ5IPA, will be active as ES1/OZ5IPA from Tallinn and plans to participate again in the "The International Police Association's Contest", November 7-8th. Contest rules are available at:

http://www.ipa-rc.de
Look for him to be on CW and SSB. All QSOs will be good for "Sherlock Holmes Award" and IPA awards. QSL via his home callsign direct to: Ben Jakobsen, Gjethusparken 25, DK-3300 Frederiksvaerk, Denmark.

FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA
Phil, FO8RZ (F5PHW), continues to be active on the bands (include topband). He has announced that he will be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band or Single-Band (15 or 10m) entry. His activity will be "random style". QSL via F8BPN, direct, by the bureau, LotW.

HQ2, HONDURAS
Dan, HR2DMR, will be active as HQ2W during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via HR2DMR (QRZ.com).

HT2/YN, NICARAGUA
Mike, K9NW, will again be active from Nicaragua between October 22-27th. His activity will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) using the callsign HT2N during the contest as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Look for him as YN2NW before and after the contest. QSL YN2NW via K9NW. QSL HT2N via K9NW "ONLY" for the 2009 CQWW SSB Contest.

IOTA NEWS
EU-045
. Mauro, IN3SAU, will be active as IB0/IN3SAU from Ponza Island for 10 days starting October 26th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via his home callsign.

OC-129. Manfred, DL4IAS, will be active as DV7/DL4IAS from Bantayan Island in the Philippines between October 20th and November 5th. Activity will be on CW, SSB and PSK. QSL via his home callsign.

OC-130. Kouichi, JI1FGX, now living in Ozamiz Occidental on the Island of Mindanao, is active as JI1FGX/DU9. Activity is on 80/40/ 20/17/15/10/6 meters using SSB, SSTV and RTTY. QSL Manager is JF1LZQ: Yutaka Sakurai, P.O. Box 1, Suyama, SUSONO, SHIZUOKA, 410-1299, JAPAN. Please send your QSL requests to JF1LZQ via the following instructions below:
For JA stations - JARL Bureau, SASE, or SAE + 1 USD
For Non-JA stations - Bureau, or SAE + 2 USDs

OC-142. Ray, K9LUK, is expected to be active possibly as VK4/K9LUK from Fraser Island (OC-142, WLOTA L 2976), Queensland State, Australia, between now and October 23rd. Look for activity on all HF bands. QSL via his home callsign (QRZ.com).

OC-149. Operators Mike/KM9D and Jan/KF4TUG are reportedly staying on Liapari Island in the New Georgia Island Group. Length of stay is not known. Mike is signing H44MY and has been active on 160/80/40/15 meters CW. QSL via OM2SA.

SA-019. Operators Nilzo/PY6AWU, Jose/PY6HD and Roberto/PY6RT will be active as ZZ6Z from Abrolhos Archipelago between October 29th and November 2nd. The Brazilian Navy schedule could affect the dates. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB only. QSL via direct only to PY6HD.

JT, MONGOLIA
Marko, N5ZO, will be active as JT1ZO during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via OH0XX. Marko informs OPDX that he will be there between October 21-26th. Activity outside of the contest will be on the traditional HF bands probably most of the time (most likely very little if any 160m as there is no amp or antenna present there) using CW and SSB.

KH4, MIDWAY ISLANDS (OC-030)
This operation is ending fast. The following is a schedule that was posted on the K4M Web page:

October 18th (2000z) - Commence tear down; Operation reduced to stations operating 15160 meters.
October 19th (0600z) - 15, 17 and 20 meter stations go QRT; Operation reduced to stations operating 30-160 meters
October 19th (1800z) - QRT
October 20th (0100z) - Depart Midway Atoll for Honolulu
As of early October 18th (0138z), there are over 49.3k QSOs with 15.5k unique callsigns (29584/CW, 17841/SSB and 1876/RTTY). For more details, updates, online log, frequencies and bios, go to:
http://www.midway2009.com
QSL via online QSL Service, direct (Midway 2009, Box 333, Bethlehem, GA 30620-9989 USA) or LoTW. See the above Web page for complete details.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (For October 19-25th).


 Oct  19    AN         SOLAR REFERENCE
 Oct  20    AN         ---------------
 Oct  21    AN          AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
 Oct  22    AN          HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
 Oct  23    AN          LN - Low Normal
 Oct  24    AN-HN
 Oct  25    AN-HN      GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
                       ---------------------
                        QUIET - The "A" index is expected to be between
                                0-7 and the "K" index will be 2 or less
                    UNSETTLED - The "A" index is expected to be between
                                7-16 and "K" index will be 3 or less
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Operators David/N3XF, Ed/K1ZE and Rob/W1EQ will be active as KP2/homecall from St. Croix between November 4-11th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and possibly RTTY. Look for KP2M during the ARRL CW Sweepstakes Contest (November 7-8th). QSL KP2M via info on QRZ.com. All other QSLs via home callsign and LoTW.

LX, LUXEMBOURG
Philippe, LX2A, will be active as LX7I during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/High-Power entry. QSL is OK via LX2A, by the Bureau, direct and LoTW (no EQSL). His Web page is:

http://www.lx2a.com

NEW CLUB FORMED
It was announced this past week that a new club called "Radio Club Isla de Margarita" (YV7RCM), located on the Island of Margarita (IOTA SA-012), was born. At the present, there are 40 active members and some others waiting for their callsigns. Board of directors are:


     Rafael Arenas/YV5ESN/7  - President
     Diego Ross/YV7KT        - Vice President
     Jose Luis Blanco/YV7BMZ - Secretary
     David Fernandez/EB7DX   - QSL Manager
Club's Web page is: http://sites.google.com/site/radioclubislademargarita/home
E-mail address is: yv7rcm@gmail.com

OOOPPSSS DEPARTMENT!
Small typo in last week's bulletin (OPDX.929). Under the item "J8, ST. LUCIA.", the "J8" should have been "J6".

P2, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Reminder/Update/IOTA Op)
Operators Hans/SM6CVX (CW), Derek/G3KHZ (CW), Luis/CT1AGF (SSB/RTTY), Gordon/G3USR (SSB) and David/M0VTG are scheduled to activate three (possibly 6) Papua New Guinea IOTA islands between October 22nd and November 16th. The announced schedule and callsigns are as follows:
OC-102 - Tanga Island; callsign P29VCX (via SM6CVX); October 22-26th
OC-231 - Green Island; callsign P29VLR (via SM6CVX); October 27-31st
OC-205 - Woodlark Island; callsign P29NI (via G3KHZ); November 2-9th

Activity will be on 160-15 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY modes. The team will be using new single band vertical dipoles for 30-15 meters and a ground plane for 40 meters. Hans, SM6CVX, will activate Hastings Island (OC-117) as P29VCX (QSL via SM6CVX) possibly between November 11-13th. Then if possible, D'Entrecasteaux Island (OC-116) as P29VCX (QSL via SM6CVX) between November 13-14th. Also, a one night operation is possible from Loloata Island (OC-240) as P29VCX (QSL via SM6CVX) between November 15-16th. A Web page is available for more details at:

http://www.425dxn.org/dxped/p29_2009/index.html

PA30, NETHERLANDS (Special Event)
Members of the "International Police Association Radio Club" of the Netherlands (IPARC-PA) is celebrating their 30th anniversary by activating the special event station PA30IPA between now and November 6th. Look for IPA members of the IPARC to be active on HF, VHF and UHF on all modes, including PSK31 and RTTY. QSOs with PA30IPA counts for 2 points towards the Windmill Award. You need 3 points, so if you ask for a QSO with the operator with his home callsign, you collect all 3 points and can obtain the award. QSL PA30IPA via PA9LUC. For a scedule of the transmissions of PA30IPA see IPARC's Web site at:

http://www.iparc.nl

PB65, NETHERLANDS (Special Event)
Look for special event station PB65BP to be active until November 11th. Operations will be on all bands and the Digital modes. Activity is to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the "Liberation of Breda" and the memory of the Poles -- soldiers of the First Polish Armored Division under General Stanislaw Maczek that released the city on October 29, 1944. The complete story can be found on QRZ.com under the callsign PB65BP. QSL via PA1WLB.

PJ4, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
Don, W9JNY, will be active as PJ4/W9NJY from Bonaire (SA-006 and WLOTA L1279) between now and October 30th. Activity will be casual on all HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

PJ4, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
Jeff, KU8E, will once again be active as PJ4/KU8E from Bonaire (SA-006 and WLOTA L1279) during November (dates not provided). Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via K4BAI, direct or by the Bureau.

QSL INFO AND NEWS
STILL OPERATING AND STILL QSLING! Wim, PA0WRS, reported (edited):
"Today in the mail a QSL from W0ZTL North Dakota 160m. A new one for my 160m WAS. Operator Alex will be 92 years old in November and is QRV since 1939. I added 2 Greenstamps and Alex returned 1. It's for sure that Alex still has FB ears..... Tks Alex"

NEW QSL MANAGER. Andy, ZC4VJ (G3AB), reports that he has a new QSL Manager. The new QSL Manager is via M0URX. Cards received at the P.O. Box address in Cyprus will continue to be answered. LoTW logs will continue to be uploaded by ZC4VJ.

NEW QSL ROUTE. Erik, K5WW, reports that effective October 12th, he will start doing the HR9/WQ7R QSL (so no longer via AI4U).

HAVE PATIENCE! More QSL cards were received this past week for the many UA4WHX operations. Leslie, WF5E, from the "WF5E DX-QSL SERVICE" reported receiving 600 QSL cards from Vlad, UA4WHX. He states, "Today (Oct. 17th) I received my first shipment of QSLs from UA4WHX. 3 lbs. I still have another 500 or so due later. I will process these and send them out ASAP. Thanks Vlad." For more details about the "WF5E DX-QSL SERVICE" go to:

http://www.qsl.net/wf5e

QSLS VIA LOTW: 9M2CNC, CT3FQ, GW4BLE, HI3TEJ, HK1X, HK6P, IK0YVV, LX7I, LY9Y, OE9GHV, OK2ZI, PA7LV, PF7M, S9MX, SV2BFN, TI5/NP3D, TO4X, TS7C, UA3BS/3, UA3SAQ, UA3TCJ, YI/KV4EB, YL7X and YW4V

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5B/AJ2O, 5B4AII, 5K0T, 9H3QC, C31PP, CC0Y, GI0KOW, GI0VJE, HA5JI, KL7J, LZ1JZ, OH0R, PY0FF, R7HQ, RW3RN, TO3R, TO5AA, TO8YY, UM8LA, VK9GMW, VQ9LA, YI1RZ, YL2BJ, YL2KO and YT5W

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4L7O, DP1POL, EP4HR, ES5NC, FJ5DX, H40FN, LA9Z, OA4BHY/2, T88HM, TC2T, V51AS, V26MN, VK9XW, VP9400KD, XE1KK/XF1, YJ0MM and ZL1WY/ZL7

SILENT KEY. It has been reported that well-known DXer Mathias Bjerrang, JW5NM/LA5NM became a Silent Key (SK). Reports indicate that while in Svalbard, Mathias slipped and fell while walking, hitting his head. He was later found Sunday morning, cold and unable to speak. He was brought inside where he later stopped breathing; he was unable to be resuscitated and died. OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of JW5NM/LA5NM.

ST, SUDAN
Robert, S53R, will be active either as ST2KSS or ST2X (pending license) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/ Single-Band (15m, possibly 20m) entry.

T8, PALAU
Kozo, JR8DHE, will be active as T88KP between October 24-29th. Look for activity in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th). QSL via his home callsign.

TC7, TURKEY
Operators Hudaverdi/TA7OM, Ayhan/TA7N, Erkan/TA7CM, Bulent/ TA7Q, Ismail/TA7AO, Can/TA3GO and YL Elif/TA3YE will be active as TC7KA during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via TA7KA.

TI5, COSTA RICA
Once again a large team of operators will be active as TI5N during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via W3HNK. Operators mentioned are Brian/K9QQ, Mike/KA4RRU, Dan/W0CN, Denis/W4DC and Kyle/WA4PGM.

TI8, COSTA RICA
Operators Keith/W4KTR, Eddie/K4UN, Bob/W4BW, Lex/W4XO, Carlos/TI2KAC, Juan Carlos/TI2JCY and TI2ZM will be active as TI8M from Costa de Pajaros, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via TI2KAC, direct preferred but bureau "OK".

TO7, MARTINIQUE
Dmitry, UT5UGR, will be active as TO7A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via UT5UGR.

TX5, MARQUESAS ISLANDS (Update)
Operators Les/SP3DOI, Jan/SP3CYY, Wojciech/SP9PT, Jozef/SP9-31029 and Michel/FO5QB will be closing up their TX5SPM Nuku Hiva Island (OC-027) operation in the Marquesas Islands group on October 22nd. As of Sunday, 4k QSOs are logged. The QSL Manager for their DXpeditions is Wojciech, SP9PT. For more details and updates, go to:

http://fo2009sp.pl

V3, BELIZE (Update)
Pete, K8PT, will be active as V31PT from Ambergris Cay (IOTA NA-073) between November 24th December 6th. He informs OPDX that this will be a holiday style operation on 40-10 meters only using SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign.

VG7, CANADA (Special Event)
Members of the Vancouver Olympics Amateur Radio Group (VOARG) will be activating three special event stations to promote/commemorate the Vancouver Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in February and March of 2010. The special activity has began this October and will continue through March 2010. Operations will be on all bands and modes. The schedule for the three special 2x1 callsigns are as follows:

VG7V October 1st through November 30th
VG7W December 1st through January 31st (2010)
VG7G February 1st through March 31st (2010)
VOARG will be consolidating all contacts and intends to post them to the LoTW. In addition, commemorative QSL cards will be available at the conclusion of the events in April 2010. Direct QSL will require a self addressed envelope (SAE) and 2 green stamps to cover postage sent to the following address: VOARG, 9362 - 206A St., Langley, BC, Canada V1M 2W6 Cards received via the QSL Bureau will be returned the same way. A VOARG Web site will be operational in the very near future with more details.

VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND
There have been a few 40m QSNs reported by VKs that Lewis, VK2AHL, is active as VK2AHL/VK9L and is on holiday there. No way to check before going to print, but WFWL..... We will keep you posted.

VK9X, CHRISTMAS ISLAND
Operators Phil/G3SWH and Jim/G3RTE will be active from Christmas Island between February 20-27th (2010). Christmas Island counts as OC-002 for IOTA purposes. The 2008 "Most Wanted" survey by the DX Magazine shows Christmas Island at #66 world-wide for DXCC purposes. They will both use the callsign VK9X/G6AY. Their activity will be on CW only on all bands 80-10 meters. There will be no 160 meters activity. Propagation permitting, they plan to have two stations on the air for as many hours every day as is possible. Their main objective is to work as many European, North American and ROTW stations on as many bands as possible. QSL via G3SWH, either direct with SAE and adequate return postage (recommended), via Phil's Web site

http://www.g3swh.org.uk
for a bureau reply or via the bureau. There is more information at:
http://www.g3swh.org.uk/christmas-island.html

VR2, HONG KONG (Also FK)
Jean-Louis, F5NHJ, will be active as VR2/F5NHJ from Hong Kong (AS-006) between October 20-25th. He will also be active from New Caledonia (FK) between October 26th and November 11th. His callsign will be FK/F5NHJ from Grande Terre (OC-032) and also from Lifou or Mare Island (OC-033). Activity from both places will be focused on 30 meters using the Digital modes. He will use a FT-857 and a Buddipole.
QSL via F5NHJ, direct or LoTW. For more details, see his Web page at:

http://www.f5nhj.fr

WRTC-2010 NEWS
Harry, RA3AUU, member of the WRTC-2010 Organizing Committee, announced that the list of team leaders have been chosen for WRTC-2010. To see the list of the 44 team leaders, please visit the WRTC-2010 Web page at:

http://www.wrtc2010.ru/

XU7, CAMBODIA (IOTA/Contest Op)
Wim, XU7TZG, will once again be active as XU7KOH from Koh Russei (IOAT AS-133, aka Bamboo Island). Peter, NO2R (XU7ACY) will also be with him. Both will be active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via ON7PP direct only (w/2 USDs and SAE). Donations appreciated to QSL Manager to cover expenses. There will be limited CW operations before the contest.

YB, INDONESIA
Members of the ORARI Daerah Jawa Tengah Contesting Team will be active as YE2R from Semarang on the Island of Java (IOTA OC-021, WLOTA L1660), during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via EB7DX.

Operators mentioned are: Hans/YB2DX, Seno/YB2LSR, Warno/YB2BOB, Jon/YB2ECG, Dani/YB2TJV, Taryono/YB2OBL, Partono/YB2CPO, Herry/YB2SSB, Deta/YB2VTO, Buntoro/YB3PXF, Adhi/YB3MM, Rudi/YC2KME, Bobby/YC2BBY, Dharmoko/YC2JVX, Sapto/YC2JKG, Udi/YC2PQW and Danis/YD2DNA.

YJ, VANUATU (Update/IOTA Op)
The Croatian team of Ante/9A4DU, Nikola/9A6DX and Marko/9A8MM will be active as YJ0XX, YJ0DX and YJ0MM, respectively from Efate Island (OC-035) between January 21-28th (2010). Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL Manager will be 9A8MM. More details and updates are available at:

http://vanuatu.rkp.hr

YOUNG HAM'S SELECTED FOR 2009 CQWW
David, KY1V, reports (edited): "We have finished the selection process for this year's Young Ham Contest Program. Having received dozens of essays from 5 continents we discovered we had a rich pool of excellent young CW operators from which to choose. This year, we decided to go back to our roots and sponsor CW operators for the CQWW CW Contest which we haven't done since 2004 when then 14 year old Daniel Bradke, W2AU, was selected as the first ever recipient of this opportunity at VP5X. Thanks to my partner Krassy, K1LZ, and a generous donation from a Texas amateur (whom we'll announce later with permission), we decided to select 4 young hams to comprise the base team for 6Y1V's CQWW CW operation. With myself as the 5th team member, we have one spot open for a 6th team member. If you're interested in participating in this once in a life time adventure, let me know ASAP. Congratulations to the following four lucky young hams:
K0DXC - Cal Darula of Jackson, Ohio**
EA3ALZ - Roger Caminal of Sabadell, Spain
OZ7AM - Alex Hansen of Vallensbaek Strand, Denmark
RV9LM - Alexander Bezmenov of Tyumen, Russia
See you in Jamaica in November!" PLEASE NOTE: David, KY1V, later reported: "It is with great regret that I report Cal Darula, K0DXC, cannot join us for CQWW CW in November due to a prior commitment to K3LR. Not only is Cal a wonderful kid, but he is a stand up guy that places priority on previous commitments! You'll go far in life Cal. Krassy and I are extending you a special invitation to operate in ARRL DX next spring. Yes, we'll pick up your expenses! This leaves us with an open seat for another lucky young ham. We'll announce our selection within 24 hours!"

VU2, INDIA
Pai, VU2PAI, in Mangalore, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Activity will be on 160-10 meters. QSL via VU2PAI direct ((QRZ.com) address).

YW0, AVES ISLAND
On the YW0A Web page, it was announced that "The DXpedition will be scheduled by the Venezuelan Army for January 2010, in 3 or 4 weeks. We are working and coordinating with them, to obtain less days of operation. No one operator or team member can stay for a long time on the island." For updates, watch:

http://yw0a.4m5dx.info/home.html

Z3, MACEDONIA (Update/Correction)
Members of the Radio Club "Nikola Tesla" (Z37M) and the MDXC will be active as Z37M during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via the Bureau or direct only to the MDXC H.Q. at:
MEDITERRANEO DX CLUB,
BOX 360,
87100 Cosenza, Italy.

Operators mentioned are: Ant/IZ8CCW, Pasquale/IZ8IYX, Dario/IT9SSI, Antonello/IT9YVO, Gianni/IZ8CGS, Alex/IZ5MOQ, Dom/IZ8JAI, Venco/Z36W and Chris/Z35X. Look for more details on the MDXC Web page at:

http://www.mdxc.org

ZP0, PARAGUAY
Mike, NT6X, plans to be active as ZP0R during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via ZP5AZL. Mike will be operating from Tom's, ZP5AZL, QTH located in the borders of Asuncion, the capital city of Paraguay. Operations prior to the contest, Mike will sign ZP6/NT6X.

ZY0T, TRINDADE AND MARTIM VAZ ISLANDS (Update/Delay)
Members of the Rio DX Group are now active from Trindade Island (SA-010) as ZY0T until October 20th. QSL via PY1NB DIRECT ONLY. See OPDX.927 for more details, or visit their Web page at:

http://riodxgroup.dxwatch.com/trindade-2009

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