OPDX Bulletin 979 October 4, 2010

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 978
BID: $OPDX.978
October 4, 2010
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, W2CG, WO2N, WW2R, NG3K & ADXO, WP3A, N4AA & QRZ DX, W5TFW, W5UE, KL7JR, AA8LL, K8GI, K8YSE, NE8Z, W8GEX (60m News), N0TG, 4X1VF, 4Z4KX, Algarve STAR DX Team, AT International, DL1SBF, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DX World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, GM3WOJ, HS0ZCW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, OH2HAN, OK1WCF, ON5JV, ON5NT, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Satellite Dish Web Page, TA1HZ, VE3EXY, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), VE3ZZ and VK8NSB for the following DX information.

LAST MINUTE NOTE
Some are reporting that they received another copy of OPDX.978 early Sunday. Not sure what happen, but I did report this to the Mail List's Administrator.... Sorry and 73 de Tedd KB8NW

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 26th-September, through Sunday, 3rd-October there were 218 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, 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, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, 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, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V8, VE, VK, VP2V, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/o, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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).

4F, PHILIPPINES
Well known AM radio talk show host of the "Coast to Coast", Art Bell, W6OBB, was recently heard as 4F1AB from Manila, where he now lives. Activity was on 20 and 15 meters SSB after 1200z. Info on QRZ.com states that he is active on 40-10 meters, and he listens to 14315 kHz. QSL via his Nevada address.

4X, ISRAEL (WFF Op)
Members of the Holy Land DX Group will activate Israel's Qumran National Park, October 8-9th, starting on Friday at 0700z and ending on Saturday at 1200z. Operators mentioned are: Shalom/4Z4BS, Mark/4Z4KX, Ilya/4Z1UF, Vadim/4X4FJ, Ruben/4Z5FI, Yulik/4X6HP, Ros/4Z5LA and Jan/4X1VF. They plan to operate from two WFF locations (activated for the first time ever) using two different callsigns:
        4X0WFF - Main Station Cumran (4XFF-030, Holy Land Square M18YN); running two stations CW and SSB on the WFF frequencies.
        4X0WFF/M - Second Mobile station in Ein Gedi National Reserve (4XFF-016, Holy Land L21BS). They will operate SSB on 14265 kHz; the Holy Land Mobile frequency.

QSL cards will be handled by Malik, 4X4JU, Israel's WFF Award Manager. They will also operate from several attractive squares for the Holy Land program as well (L19YN, L20YN and L20BL). Israel's Qumran National Parks has a very long and interesting history. Visit the following Web site for more details at:

http://www.bibleplaces.com/qumran.htm

4Z, ISRAEL (IARC News)
Mark, 4Z4KX, IARC Contest Manager, reports that the 2010 Holyland Contest results are now published on the following Web page at:

http://www.iarc.org/iarc/en/Main_Page

5Z, KENYA (Update)
Sig, NV7E/ZS6SIG, who has now relocated from Pretoria, South Africa, to Nairobi, Kenya, is now signing 5Z4EE for the next four years. Sig originally had the 5Z4EE callsign back in the 1980s. Activity will be on all bands 160-10 meters. Look for Sig to be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Please QSL via NV7E or at the address shown for 5Z4EE on (QRZ.com).

9M6, EAST MALAYSIA
Hideto, JF2QNM, will activate the Langkah Syabas Beach Resort Amateur Radio Club, 9M6LSC, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power/Assisted entry. QSL via LoTW.

C6, BAHAMAS
Dr. Rick, NE8Z, will be active as C6AEZ from Nassau, New Providence Island (NA-001) between October 11-16th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. His rig will be a TS50s w/Outbacker antenna. QSL via NE8Z.

C9, MOZAMBIQUE (Update to OPDX.976)
Operators Tony/G4LDL, David/GI4FUM, Daniel/ZS6JR and possibly a couple of other ZS operators will be active as C91WW during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st). Entry to TBD. QSL via GI4FUM.

CE3, CHILE
Operators Sergio/CE3WDH, Alfredo/CE3WDD, Carlos/CE1CRG and Danilo/XQ4CW will be active as CE3G during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via CE3WDH.

CR3, MADEIRA ISLAND (AF-014)
Members of the CT3 Madeira ontest Team will be active as CR3A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via CQ9K.

CR6, PORTUGAL (WFF Op)
Members of the Algarve STAR DX Team will be active as CR6A from S. Lourenzo Fortress located inside Ria Formosa Natural Park (CTFF-07) between Armona Island and Culatra Island (EU-145). This Fortress is totally submerged except in the lower tides on the year as October 10th. Activity will be on all bands as possible on CW and SSB. QSL via CT1GFK. The Algarve STAR DX Team will be offering a "surprise gift" to all stations who contact them on October 10th, at 1010z. All information about the activity and the Fortress is available on:

http://algarvedx.com

CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Update)
Randy, N0TG, provides the following update on the upcoming Sable Island operation to take place between October 21-29th (edited): "All is in place for operation to begin the afternoon of October 21st. The team has noted the frequencies chosen by the various Caribbean operations. Even though our preferred frequencies have been posted on our Web and otherwise made known for a long time, there appears to be some over-lap. However, perhaps most of the operations will end on October 22nd. For those interested in CY0, we may need to adjust our frequencies on the fly, but eventually work our way back to the advertised frequencies. Thus, 'spots' posted as to our activity will be helpful and appreciated." The CY0 Web site is at:

http://www.CY0dxpedition.com

D7, SOUTH KOREA
Members of the Cheonan-Asan Ham Club and possibly other guest operators will be active as D7G20 between October 29th and November 28th. Activity is to celebrate the G20 Summit in Seoul. The "20" nations during the summit try to work together to move the world beyond the financial crisis to balance and sustainable growth. For more details, see the Web page at:

http://www.seoulsummit.kr
Operations by D7G20 are expected to be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via: G20 Seoul Summit 2010 Special Callsign, P.O.Box 90, Cheonan, 330-600, South Korea.

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS (Update/Correction)
Look for operators Jean/ON5JV and Georgette/ON6AK to be active as EA8/homecall from Tijoco Bajo, Tenerife Island (AF-004) between November 26th and February 23rd (2011). Activity will be on 40-10 meters during their evenings using CW and SSB. They plan to use an Icom IC-706MKIIG w/100 watts into a vertical 14AVQ and dipole. QSL via their home callsigns, by the Bureau or direct.

GT1, ISLE OF MAN
Members of the Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society (IOMARS) will be active as GT1IOM from the "TT Grandstand" in the town of Douglas (EU-116, WLOTA 0449, IO74se) between October 16-17th. Activity is taking place during the "53rd Scout Jamboree On The Air". QSL via GD1MIP. For more details, see (QRZ.com).

HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (IOTA Op)
Jose, EA3GUO, will be active as HI3/ EA3GUO and HI9/EA3GUO, from Hispaniola Island (NA-096) and Cayo Levantao Island (NA-122) respectively, between October 9-23rd. Activity will be active mainly on 20 meters SSB (watch 14260 kHz). QSL via his home callsign.

IOTA NEWS
AF-018. Operator Raffaele, IH9YMC, will be active from Pantelleria Island (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WW Loc. JM56XT), African Italy, in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single- Op/Single-Band (??) entry. QSL via eQSL.

NA-140. Rick, K8GI, was expected to be active as K8GI/3 from Middle Hooper Island (ARLHS USA-377), on October 3rd, between approx. 1300-2230z. Activity is on 17 meters SSB and PSK63, 20 meters SSB, PSK63 and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by Bureau ş direct preferred. (All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW as well.)

IR7, ITALY (WFF & IFF Op)
Just a reminder that Fred, IK7JWX, will be active from several national parks and reserves as IR7WFF in the Provinces of Lecce (LE), Brindisi (BR), Taranto (TA) and "may be" Bari (BA) between now and December 31st. Activity will be on 7144 kHz and 14244 kHz. All these activations will count for the "Italian Flora Fauna" (IFF) and "World Flora Fauna" (WFF) awards. QSL via IK7JWX. See some pictures on (QRZ.com) by searching IR7WFF.

J3, GRENADA
Wade, AA8LL, will be active as J3/AA8LL from the main island of Grenada (NA-024) between October 28th and November 5th. Activity will be holiday style, but will include a Single-Op/High-Power entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st). Operations before and after the contest will be mostly on 30/17/12 meters using CW and RTTY. After the contest Wade plans to visit Carriacou (NA-147) for a possible small activation or a scouting visit for a future operation. QSL via AA8LL, direct, by the Bureau, or LoTW.

KH2, GUAM
Operators Kiyoshi/JA7RPC and Mitsuru/JH7DFZ will be active as KH2/JA7RPC and KH2/JH7DFZ between November 5-7th. QSL is OK via Bureau.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (For October 4-10th)

 Oct   4    HN             SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS
 Oct   5    HN             --------------------
 Oct   6    HN-AN       BN - Below Normal
 Oct   7    AN          AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
 Oct   8    AN          LN - Low Normal
 Oct   9    AN          HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
 Oct  10    AN-HN       DIS  - Disturbed
                        VDIS - Very Disturbed

   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
SPECIAL NOTE FROM LEE, KH6BZF: On "Radio Havana", there is an interesting DX and propagation program every Monday at 0600z on 6.010 MHz. Give it a listen.

KH6, HAWAII (USI Awards Program Special Event Op)
Look for operators Yukon John/KL7JR and his XYL Claire/WL7MY to be on the northwest corner of Maui (HI-018S), October 24-31st, to continue with USI's 16th anniversary celebration. Activity will be on 20-10 meters SSB using the callsigns "N7I" or "KH6/KL7JR". Antennas will be "vertical dipoles" and "V beams" (MFJ's mobile antennas). These antennas performed well in the Yukon (see links 1 & 2 below) and he wants to see what they will do in Hawaii! QSL via KL7JR. Look for WL7MY's "USI: 16 Years on HF" story to appear in December's QST. For more info/details on the U.S. Island Award, go to:

http://www.usislands.org

Antenna Links:

1) http://www.hamuniverse.com/kl7jrhorizminibeams.html
2) http://www.hamuniverse.com/kl7jrcbverticals.html

LA, NORWAY
Finnish operators Simo/OH2HAN and Timo/OH3DF will be active as LA/homecall from the Arctic Sea in Norway in the Village of Bug°ynes, a small fishing village, between October 15-18th. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB and RTTY. Bug°ynes was establihed on/about the year 1850, when Finnish hunger refugees moved to Norway and started to fish in the Arctic Sea for their living. Bug°ynes village is very picturesque and situated on the coast of the Arctic Sea on Varanger Fjord on the northern most part of Norway. The village is nowadays famous for King Crab or Kamtshatka Crab - which they catch and sell world-wide. Travellers are welcome to visit the village and join the fishing boat to get their own fish and crabs from the Arctic Sea. A special QSL card will be available via their home callsigns. For more details about Bug°ynes, see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bug%C3%B8ynes

OL5, CZECH REPUBLIC
Members of the Czech DIG (Diplom Interessen Gruppe) Section will activate their club callsign, OL5DIG, between now and October 31st. Operations will be from various locations and on various bands, but only on the Digital modes, especially BPSK with respect to improve their score on the European PSK Club award list. QSL info and other details are available on (QRZ.com).

OR4, ANTARCTICA
Karel, ON5TN, will once again be staying at the Princess Elisabeth Station (WAP BEL-02) in the Antarctica between November 10th and February 24th (2011). He expects to be active again as OR4TN. However, upon his arrival a lot of work needs to be done at the base, and Karel expects to be active starting only in December. QSL via ON5TN. Updates on OR4TN can be found regularly on:

http://www.qrz.com/db/or4tn
For more information about the Princess Elisabeth Station, go to:
http://www.antarcticstation.org

P4, ARUBA
Bill, KE5OG, will be active as P40B in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m). QSL via KE5OG.

P4, ARUBA
Marty, W2CG, informs OPDX that he will once again be vacationing in Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033) between January 10-24th, 2011. He states that he will be using the callsign P40CG, but will be staying at a different QTH on the island than his previous trips and is not sure of the operating conditions at this time. Marty states that he will be bringing with him a rig, w/tuner and a 33 ft. collapsible vertical. Operating time will be limited, mostly during early evening hours before dinner. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, including 30/17/12 meters, using mainly CW, but will do SSB on request. All logs will be uploaded to LoTW, and he will also QSL 100%, direct or by the Bureau via his home callsign (USA stations please SASE). He doesn't use E-QSL.

PACIFIC DXPEDITIONS IN WORKS
Eddie, VK4AN, who is expected to be active once again as 3D2A from Navua Village on Viti Levu Island (OC-016) between October 27th and November 14th (see OPDX.976), announced this past week that he is in the planning stages for two Pacific DXpeditions for next year (2011). VK4AN is first organizing a Fiji (3D2) operation to possibly activate several rare Fiji IOTAs in early 2011. His second organized operation will be from Naura (C2) in mid-2011. Eddie is looking for experienced operators to join these operations. To contact him and his group, visit the Pacific DXer's Web page at:

http://pacific-dxers.com

PJ4, BONAIRE
Operators Peter/PA8A, Fred/PA8F and Rob/PA3GVI will be active as PJ4N from Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA L1279) starting at 0400z on October 10th through October 22nd. Activity will be on all bands using the regular DX frequencies, if not in use. QSL via PA8A (SAE+ 2 USDs). The following Web pages will be use during their operation to update, livestream video and log search:

Web Blog - http://sitekreator.com/pa3gvi/pj4b-weblog.html
Livestream - http://www.livestream.com/pj4b
Online Log - http://www.clublog.org/charts/?c=pj4b

PJ7, SINT MAARTEN
The following press release was sent out on September 29th, by Joe/W8GEX and Craig/K9CT (edited):

"We are very happy to announce that we have received permission to use PJ7E call for our 10 day DXpedition. Our cargo has been picked up and is heading towards Sint Maarten. Our Web site
http://www.stmaarten2010.com
is constantly being updated by our Webmaster K6MM. We have also set up accounts on FaceBook - PJ7E, and a Twitter account -
http://twitter.com/PJ7E
. Updates will be posted on these accounts as things progress, and we encourage you to communicate with us via these links. In addition, if you wish to donate, you may do so by PayPal through the Web site, or to our treasurer Tom, N4XP, at his call book address. Once we are on the air, we plan to upload our logs twice daily, around 8 am and 8 pm. We hope to be active before 10-10-10 in case anyone needs PJ7 as a new one before it is deleted. We would then be operating as /PJ7."
QSL INFO AND NEWS
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated October 3rd)
  -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  3G3FZ via CE3BFZ           F/DL6II/P via DL6II     OZ/DL2LTM via DL2LTM
  3Z0RADIO via SP9SX         GB10NH via G4OSB        OZ/DL2VM via DL2VM
  4O7CC via UA4CC            HB9/F2YT/P via F2YT     P49X via W0YK
  5B/UT0U via UT2UB          HC8/K6AW via K6AW       PA/DL9DAN via DL9DAN
  9A/OK1HWS via OK1HWS       HF2010CY via SP5ES      PJ2S via K3MJW
  9A/OK1IEC via OK1IEC       HF40SEP via SP9PTA      PY0FF via W9VA
  9A/OK1JK via OK1JK         HI7/EA7LS via EA7LS     R440DC via UA4AJD
  9M6DXX/P via M0URX         HK3JCL via DK8LRF       RK3FG via DK3WG
  BW/UA4WHX via UA4WHX       IB0/IZ2ACD via IZ2ACD   SI5E via HA7RY
  C91KHN via ZS6ALB (direct) II1IARD via IT9MRM      SO2010FC via SP9RQH
  CR3A via CS3MAD            IP1/IQ1SP via IK1WVR    SP2010FC/4 via SP4GHL
  CR3L via DJ6QT             IT9/IW3RUA/P via IW3RUA TI5/WA8NJR via WA8NJR
  CT9/DF5EM via DF5EM        J49XB via DJ9XB         TM55CCA via F6FMT
  CT9/DJ6QT via DJ6QT        JW8DW via LA8DW         TM6MXP via F5KFL
  CT9/DK1QH via DK1QH        JW9DL via LA9DL         UE3LXG via RZ3LC
  CT9/DK4QT via DK4QT        LT0H via EA7FTR         UP44FFF via UN3F
  CT9/DL1YFF via DL1YFF      LZ10GCG via LZ1GC       VR2DXA via VR2XRW
  CT9/DL6TK via DL6TK        OE4A via OE1EMS         VY2/K3GV via K3GV
  CX7CO via WB3CDX           OL50SAT via OK3AA       W1/I7SWX via I7SWX
  DD0D via DK5AN             OL61IAC via OK1TIR      WP4NEG via EB7DX
  DM50FOR via DL6ULI         OL70SW via OK2SW        XU7ACY via W2EN
  DR10TCC via DL8OBQ         ON30ON via ON4CAS       YO2MBO via ON4BEA
  DR20BRA via DL2RSF         ON44WLD via ON5JE       Z23MS via UA3DX
  EA2TW/EA6 via EA2TW        ON509Q via ON-Bureau    ZB2/OE6CUD via OE6CUD
  EF8M via UA3DX             OS1T via ON4CIT         ZS2DL via NI5DX
  EM7MFF via US1MM           OZ/DJ5NN via DJ5NN
QSL TM10HH to: Radio Club Didier Gaude, 100 Rue de Lille, 59200 Tourcoing, FRANCE.

QSL 3V8SA and TS7TI via I8LWL. Activity was by Fred/IK7JWX and Ivo/9A3A from Raf Raf City. Logs for TS7TI (Tunisia) and TS7TI/p (AF-091 and AF-092) are now available online at: http://www.i8lwl.it

NEW QSL MANAGER. The North of Scotland Contest Group (GM7V and GZ7V) has a new QSL Manager: Kim Larson, N3SL, 22 N Hidden Acres Drive, Sioux City, Iowa 51108-8641 U.S.A. Please send all QSLs to N3SL, and not to M0CMK.

Randy, W5UE, reports that QSLs for the 2010 CQWW DX RTTY and pre-contest activity for HC8/K6AW will be via W5UE. For more info, see:

http://w5ue.net/qsl-w5ue.html

NEW QSL MANAGER. Hugo, K2DER, is now the New QSL Manager for the following stations: WP3A, NP3X, KP2B and NQ2A. Send QSL card via direct to info on (QRZ.com).

NOT THE QSL MANAGER! Joey, W5TFW, reports that he is "NOT" the QSL Manager for A92GR. Please check your data base. QSL A92GR via direct (see (QRZ.com)).

K8YSE Lake Superior QSL card! John, K8YSE, reports that the "Lake Superior Grid Expedition" QSL cards have been printed and have been received from the printer. John expects to have some QSLs ready before the AMSAT Symposium. If you worked John on his trip and plan to attend the Symposium, please drop him an E-mail and he will bring the cards to Chicago and give them to you in person. There will be 11 different cards for the various locations. A picture of the Minnesota card is on his Web site, papays.com/sat and (QRZ.com). There were about 350 unique callsigns out of 2069 QSOs. John states, "This is a good indicator that it's not just a handful of stations that are operating on the birds. There is a growing interest in satellites and many of the newer operators are working towards their Satellite VUCC!"

QSL MW2I via WW2R. Activity was during the CQ WW DX RTTY Contest (September 25-26th).

NEW QSL MANAGER. Stuart, VK8NSB, reports that due to the passing of his friend and QSL Manager Neil, VK6NE (SK), [who will be sadly missed] he now has a new QSL Manager who is Tim, M0URX. Tim states, "New QSL cards will be available very soon. Please be patient while we print new cards. I have uploaded the log for VK8NSB onto my logsearch. QSL is direct via M0URX or Bureau via my "Online QSL Request Service. Any QSL cards already in the Bureau system will be rerouted." Tim's Blog page is at:

http://www.m0urx.com

VB1H (NA-126) QSL STATUS. Nenad, VE3EXY, reports: "I received QSL cards from the printer and I am starting processing immediately. Expect something in your mail box in a week or two. Have not received any Bureau request outside Canada so far!"

QSLS VIA LoTW: 9M6DXX/P, CU3AN, GW0TKX, HG7T, HH2/HB9AMO, HP1/IZ6BRN, JY9QJ, KH6J, MW0AMW, PV8DX, PY3VK, TI2HAS, UN1L, VQ9LA and Z21BB

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3C0C, 3C9B, 4S7NE, 5V7DX, DU9/DL5SDF, JA1NLX/VK4, PR5D, PY2XB, R1ANB, RA9LI/0, T2A, VU2JOS, VU2PAI, XU7ACY and YU40ED

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3V3S, 5Z4/DL8NBE 9A4W, 9M2/PG5M, 9X0R, A7/M0FGA, CE1W, CU2M, DH0GHU, E44M, HB9DHG, HC8L, HC8N, HK0GU, IY1TTM, J28JA, JY4NE, OX/EA4NA, S51WO, S58AL, S04R, UA2FCB, UA3DGG, TO8YY, TX5SPA, XR1H, XR7A, XR7W and ZK2V

S7, SEYCHELLES
Operators Nob/JA2AAU (S79AU), Iwao/JA2LSS (S79SS), Seiji/ JA2ATE (S79TE) and Mori/JA2ZS will be active from Mahe Island (AF-024) between November 19-27th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via their home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

TOP 40 BLOGS ON HAM RADIO
Sheryl Owen, informs OPDX that our readers might be interested in having a look at, "40 Top Blogs About Ham Radio" at:

http://www.satellitedish.org/blog/2010/40-top-blogs-about-ham-radio

V7, MARSHAL ISLANDS (Update)
Just a reminder that Yuri, N3QQ, will start his "one-man operation" first from Majuro (OC-029) on October 7th, then travel to Enewetak Atoll (OC-087) on October 9th. Activity from Enewetak will take place between October 12-15th. Operations from the uninhabited Ujelang Atoll (OC-278), which has never been activated before, will be between October 16-19th. Callsigns are: V73RRC for Ujelang Island and V73QQ for Enewetak and Majuro Island. Yuri plans to be active on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. He will use an IC-7600 w/600w amp, vertical dipoles and a 1/4 wave for 40m. QSL via N7RO. For updates and more info, see:

http://oc-278.ucoz.com

VC2, CANADA
Operators Noel/VE2BR and Gregg/VE3ZZ will once again be in this year's CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry using the special callsign VC2Z. Their QTH will be Mercier, Quebec (in Zone 5, Grid Loc FN35dh). QSL via VE2BR. Gregg states, "Tnx to all those who called us last year allowing us to take 1st place in Quebec (VE2)."

VK6, AUSTRALIA
Bernd, VK2IA, will be active as VK6AA during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via DL8YR. Activity will be in memory of Neil Penfold, VK6NE (SK), and from the Northern Corridor Radio Group's (VK6ANC) club station situated about 20 km north from the city center in Perth, Western Australia. See the station at:

http://www.ncrg.org.au

VK9N, NORFOLK ISLAND
Operators Alan/VK3XPD, Kevin/VK4UH and Mike/VK3KH, will once again be active as VK9NA between January 7-21st, 2011. This is the same group that did a VHF, UHF and Microwave DXpedition earlier this year. More details are forthcoming, so look for details and updates at:

http://www.vk9na.com/index.html

VK9X, CHRISTMAS ISLAND
A group of JA operators plan to take a DX holiday on Christmas Island (OC-002) between January 14-20th (2011). Operators mentioned (with their own VK9X callsign) are: Takeo/JA3BZO (VK9XA), Hiroko/ JH3PBL (VK9XL), Shimatake/JI3DNN (VK9XN), Masumi/JA3AVO (VK9XO), Nakasako/ JA3UJR (VK9XJR), Kunio/JA1CJA (VK9XXY) and Nishimura/JA3HJI (TBD). Both bands and modes of activity have not yet been announced. QSL via the operator's home callsign. A Web site is currently under construction at:

http://www.nakade.jp/vk9x.htm

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Dave, W5CW, will once again be active as as VP5/W5CW from the VP5JM Hamlet on the Island of Providenciales (NA-002, WLOTA 1476) between November 24th and December 14th. Activity will include entries in three contests: CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th), ARRL 160m Contest (December 3-5th) and the ARRL 10m Contest (December 11-12th). QSL via his home callsign ((QRZ.com) address).

ZS8, MARION ISLAND (Update)
Pierre, ZS1HF/ZS8M, continues to be active most days on 40/17/15 meters SSB (various frequencies) between 1000-1930z and 0300-0500z. He has also released his October newsletter from Marion Island were he provided more pictures, along with more details about his set up and activities on the island. Pierre also talks about his contacts and the QRMers. He states, "I have now reached just more than 4700 contacts. Thanks to those who continue to request a QSO who also operate considerately..... BUT .... The QRM makers out of Europe are still a massive problem." For more details, read his newsletter online at:

http://www.iz8epy.it/html/zs8m.html

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