The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 982
October 25, 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, AA1AC, K1XN & GoList, KV1J, NC1L, NJ1Q, AA3B, K3GV, NG3K & ADXO, WA3RHW, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, AA5AM, N6PSE, K8MFO, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), N0TG, AT International, DK8JB, DL1SBF, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DX World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, FO8RZ, G0IAS, G3SWH, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK5ROS, IK7JWX, ON5NT, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX- Newsdesk, RN7A, RSGB IOTA Web Site, RU6UR, UT5UGR, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX- Portal (MMMonVHF) and VK2HV for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 17th-October, through Sunday, 24th-October there were 228 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, 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, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, JA, 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, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TR, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, 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).
SWL Ashraf "Ash", 3V4-002 (KF5EYY), will be active as 3V8SS from the "Radio Club Station of Tunisian Scouts" in Sousse, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or to IZ8CCW. Read about Ashraf on the following Web page at:
Michal, OM2DX, will be active as 3W1M from Hanoi during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via OM3JW, direct or by the Bureau (see details at (QRZ.com)).
Graham, 5X1GS, is back in Kampala and is expected to be on the air again soon. He has been off the air since the beginning of the year working in Southern Sudan.
Mark, AA1AC, will be active as 6W/AA1AC from La Somone, between December 1-7th. QSL direct or by the Bureau to his home callsign.
A German team made up of Matthias/DL5MFL, Juergen/DL4MAQ and Sven/DF9MV are planning to be active from Senegal between November 8-18th. A 6V7** callsign is being requested and will be released when available. The group will be guests of Francois, 6W7RV, at the "Le Calao" resort and will do a "dedicated holiday style" operation. Look for Juergen/ DL4MAQ and Sven/DF9MV to be active mostly on CW while Matthias/DL5MFL will be on SSB. The team wants to have two stations on the air simultane- ously, the main activity will be on CW and SSB, possibly some PSK31. They will have beams for 20/15/10/6 meters, a 4-square for 40 meters and also a vertical for 160/80/40 meters. For 30/17/12 meters they will use wire antennas. They do mention about possible power outages. QSL via DE0MST. The DXpedition currently has a Blog page running at:
QSL Manager Allan, G0IAS, informs OPDX that Harry, 7Q7HB (G0JMU), has headed to the warmer climates of Malawi and will be there until sometime in January of 2011. Activity will probably be on the Digital modes and CW. QSL as usual is ONLY DIRECT to G0IAS with sufficient funds for return cards (1 USD is no longer sufficient postage). NO BUREAU cards. NO eQSLs. Just old fashioned paper cards DIRECT!
Tom, W2SC, will be active as 8P5A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via NN1N.
9L, SIERRA LEONE
Stephen, G7BXU, will be spending the Christmas and New Year holidays in Freetown between December 19th and January 7th. He hopes to take his radio (FT-897) with him and a G5RV antenna. More details will be forthcoming.
9L, SIERRA LEONE (IOTA Op)
Dr. Karl-Heinz Ilg, DK2WV, will once again be active from 9L-land, but this time to activate an IOTA with Heino/DJ9AF. They plan to activate the Banana Islands (AF-037) as 9L0W between November 4-18th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via DK2WV, direct or by the Bureau.
9Q5, DEM. REPUBLIC OF CONGO (Update)
Christian, CX2CC, recently visited the Association des Radio Amateurs de la R.D.C. (ARAC, 9Q0AR - Congo's Radio Club) in Kinshasa and met Cyprien/9Q1KS, 9Q1MP and 9Q1MW. Reportedly, Christian has received his relevant license/paper authorization (for the 6th district region) and will return to the City of Goma, near the Rwanda border, on October 26th, where he is expected to be active as 9Q6CC. Just a reminder that he is there working for the United Nations for one year. So look for Christian to be active on CW (slow), SSB and the Digital modes. He is using a TS430 transceiver into a Log Periodic or wire dipole. QSL via his home callsign CX2CC: Christian Cardarello, Avenida Italia 3319, CP11600 Montevideo, Uruguay, South America. QSLs will not be answered until his return in December 2011. Please, direct QSL send a SAE with 2 USDs or a new IRC.
Members of the Guam Contest Club will be active as AH2R during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are: Toshinobu/JI3ERV, Mikiawa/JR7OMD, JE7HLZ, Nozomu/ JE8KKX and Sato/JH7QXJ. QSL via JH7QXJ. ADDED NOTE: They suggest to listen to 7075-7100 kHz. QSL via JH7QXJ.
AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Operators Kuniyoshi/7L1FPU (W1FPU), Moto/W1NDE, Danilo/AH0BM, Hajime/AH0BR, Ryutaro/AH0BZ, Makoto/AH0V and Hiroyuki/KW2X will be active as AH0BT during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-2 entry. The team will try to be active on 160/17/12 meters after the contest (November 1-2nd). QSL via 7L1FPU, by the Bureau or direct (w/SAE and 2 USDs) to: Kuniyoshi NAKADA, PMR9292, 3-23-3, Minami-Oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 140-0013, JAPAN.
Operators Ahmed/CN8WK, Stefano/IK2QEI, Matteo/IK2SGC, Flavio/ IV3TMV, Maurizio/IV3ZXQ, Tine/S50A, Robert/S57AW, Kristjan/S50XX and Saaid/CN8WW will be active as CN3A from Safi during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW or via I2WIJ. Visit their Web page at:
CQ3, MADEIRA ISLANDS
Walter, DJ6QT, will be active as CQ3L from Madeira Island (IOTA AF-014, DIP MA-001, PIP MD-001, WLOTA 0053, DPRN FF-101, WFF CTFF-030) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st). QSL via DJ6QT, by the Bureau or direct.
CQ9, MADEIRA ISLANDS
Members of the CT3 Team will be active as CQ9T from Funchal during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW. Visit their Web page at:
Jeff, N5TJ will be active as CR2X from Ribeira Grande during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All- Band/High-Power entry. QSL via OH2BH. For more details, visit the Web page at:
CR3, MADEIRA ISLAND (AF-014)
Members of the CT3 Madeira Contest Team will be active as CR3A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via LoTW or CQ9K. Operators mentioned are: Joe/CT3BD, Luis/CT3DL, Joe/CT3DZ, Luis/CT3EE, Duarte/CT3EN, Miguel/CT3IA, Tiago/CT3KU, Jose/CT3KY, Jose/CT3NT, Jose/CT1CJJ, Tony/CT1FFU and Filipe/ CT1ILT.
CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS
Darren, G0TSM, will be active as CT9/G0TSM during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via G0TSM. This will be a holiday style operation.
CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Update/Operation Postponed)
Randy, N0TG, reports:
"Today, prior to our planned departure to Sable Island on Saturday, a major safety issue was discovered with the charter aircraft that requires repair before we can fly. As of this writing, parts have not yet been located and it is estimated that acquiring parts and completing the repairs will extend as much as 3 weeks or longer. Thus, we will be returning to the U.S. to 'regroup' and reschedule a return for another try. Hopefully, a new date can be announced in the near future. Info and details will be posted on the website
* Bill Moore, NC1L, Awards Branch Manager, reports: "The following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
9U1KI Burundi; 2010 Operation
9U1RSI Burundi; 2010 Operation
9U1VO Burundi; 2010 Operation
9U4T Burundi; 2010 Operation
A51A Bhutan; 2010 Operation
T6MB Afghanistan; 2010 Operation
If you’ve had any of these operations rejected in a recent submission please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can verify the update to your records either by checking your LoTW account, or, you'll see a change in the live daily listing on the DXCC web site."
* Bill Moore, NC1L, Awards Branch Manager, reports:
"You may submit all your QSOs with PJ stations to LoTW anytime. There is no need to hold them out of your log or do anything differently from what you already have been doing. You do not need to assign country names or identifiers. After we issue certificates to the PJ license holders, LoTW will make matches and assign the correct entities automatically."
Members of the "Radio Amateur Society of Thailand" (RAST) [under patronage his majesty the King "HS1A"] will be active as E2E for the first time during a major contests - CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st), as a Multi-Multi entry. Look for activity on 80-10 meters. Please note on 80m - only between 3500-3540 kHz!! Operators mentioned are: Winit/HS1CKC, Champ/E21EIC, Swen/DB3KT/HS0ZFZ, Joe/HS0ZGQ, Aart/PA3C, Baz/ZL1DD and possibly other guests.
FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA
Phil, FO8RZ, from Tahiti Island (OC-046), informs OPDX that he will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as Single-Op/High-Power/Assisted (or not) entry. QSL via LoTW or via F8BPN, by the Bureau or CBA. Online log is available at:
FP, ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON (Update)
Eric, KV1J, will be operating from the Island of Miquelon ((NA-032, DIFO FP-002 WLOTA 1417, Grid GN17) as FP/KV1J between October 26th and November 2nd. He states, "The dates may shift a bit depending on the weather and available transportation. This is a French territory (Collective) off the coast of Newfoundland.
I will be mostly on the low bands but plan to take breaks and work as many of the FM satellite passes that I can. I have AO-51, AO-27, SO-50, SO-67, and HO-68 programmed with Doppler shifts in an FT-817. I will be doing this outside with an Arrow 146/437-10 antenna. The weather can get rough where I am and the winds are high so I will do my best under the conditions. I have a digital audio recorder tied to both the TX and RX audio so I will do the final logging when I return inside. I was on from this spot in November 2009 using the AO-51 bird with good results. This trip, I hope to try other satellites when they are available.
Once I am on the island, it gets busy with the setup and the low bands so it is not practical to do scheds, but I will favor the daylight passes since they are easier to operate outdoors. I have a web page at
GJ/MJ, JERSEY (EU-013)
Rich, K2WR, will once again be active as MJ0AWR before the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th). For activity during the contest, look for him to use the callsign GJ2A and be a Single-Op/All-Band/ High-Power entry. QSL GJ2A via K2WR or GJ3DVC. QSL MJ0AWR via K2WR.
The TEN-FIFTY Contest Group will be active as IO5O during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-One entry. QSL via IK5RLP, direct or by the Bureau. Operators mentioned are: Marco/IK5ROS, Claudio/IK5RLP, Riccaedo/IZ5BRW, Virginio/IZ5EKV, IZ5EFX, Riccardo/IZ5EBL, Marco/IZ5EME and Alex/IV3KKW. Live video and shoutcast audio stream will be available at:
AF-018. Mauro, IK1ZNM, will be active as IH9/IK1ZNM from Pantelleria Island (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WW Loc. JM56XT), African Italy, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single- Op/Single-Band (??) entry. QSL via IK1ZNM.
AF-068. (RARE!). Toufelaz, CN8QY, is currently active from the National Park of the Iles of Mogador (Essaouira, AF-065, CNFF-009), but is expected to activate the National Park off the coast of Dakhla, Sahara, on the Island of Herne (AF-068, CNFF-007), between now and October 28th. Exact dates are not known. QSL via I8LWL.
AS-056. Members of the Sony Kyushu's amateur radio station club (JF6ZNT) will activate the Island of Danjo in the East China Sea as JF6ZNT between November 5-7th. Operators mentioned are: Osamu (Leader), Takato/JH6TKW, Hitoshi/JR0UIU, Ryo/JH5UPS and Atsu/ JA2WBE. The island is one of today's most wanted Japanese IOTA group (JCC No.4211). Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via the Bureau or direct via each operator's home callsign.
EU-172. Thomas, DL4VM, will be active as OZ/DL4VM from Fyn Island (DIA FY-001, WLOTA 2690) between May 28th and June 18th, 2011. Activity will be on 30/15/6 meters, using CW and PSK. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
SA-012. Vlad, UY5ZZ, will be active as YV7/UY5ZZ from Margarita Island between October 26th and November 7th. Activity will be on the HF bands, and include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) and Ukrainian DX Contest (November 6-7th). QSL via his home callsign.
SA-039. A group of South American operators will activate Isla de Lobos (WLOTA 0799, ARLHS URU-002) as CW5R between December 8-13th. Operators mentioned are YL Andreina/YY4AND, Atilano/ PY5EG, Peter/PY5CC, Rick/PY2EL, Hugo/CX1ABB, Lupo/CX6ABC, Jorge/CX6DAP, Nelson/CX6ACY, Enrique/CX8BBA, Bano/CX3ABC, Pedro/CX5BW, Julian/CX5BE, Lupo/CX2ABC, Federico/CX7BZ and Aparicio/CX1BM. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL direct to CX2ABC. Visit their Web page (under construction) at:
KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY (NA-015)
John, KG4EM, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via KG4EM (see (QRZ.com)).
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (For October 25-31st)
Oct 25 HN SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS Oct 26 AN -------------------- Oct 27 AN BN - Below Normal Oct 28 AN-HN AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET Oct 29 HN-AN LN - Low Normal Oct 30 HN HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED Oct 31 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 lessKH7, HAWAII
KP3, PUERTO RICO
Operator Felipe, NP4Z, will be active as KP3Z during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High- Power entry. QSL via N4AO.
MX0, ENGLAND (Special Group)
Team Thunderbox is a group of people who enjoy the lighter side of Amateur Radio and will be active as MX0TBG between October 23-31st. The group states, "We all belong to various radio clubs, and come from very different backgrounds in and around the Wiltshire area, coming together several times a year to enjoy the great outdoors through amateur radio." Visit their Blog page at:
NEW OFFICERS FOR 2011
At their October 2010 annual meeting, the members of the National Capitol DX Association (NCDXA) (http://www.qsl.net/ncdxa/) elected the following officers to serve in 2011:
Vytas "Al" Cerniauskas, WA1T - President John Kanode, N4MM - Vice President George Vincent, K3GV - Secretary Brian Bayus, N1KC - TreasurerP4, ARUBA (SA-036)
PJ ACTIVITY LIST (UPDATED)
PJ2A - Curacao Island; DXCC Code 517; IOTA SA-099; length of activity unsure; QSL via N5UCF. No online logs. PJ2T - Curacao Island; DXCC Code 517; IOTA SA-099; More activity should start this week through November 2nd, as a team prepares for the CQWW DX SSB Contest; QSL via N9AG or LoTW. Online logs at: http://www.k8nd.com/Curacao-2010.html http://www.clublog.org/charts/?c=PJ2T PJ2/OH1VR - Curacao Island; DXCC Code 517; IOTA SA-099; Now QRT; QSL via his home callsign. No online logs. PJ2/PE2B - Curacao Island; DXCC Code 517; IOTA SA-099; resident on the island; No online logs. Bart, PE2B, states on QRZ.com, "When I finally have my resident callsign, I will set up a new QRZ-page. I am not into QSLing right now, but when I receive my callsign I'll have my cards printed and send them out to all the OM's that I worked here, after I received theirs. More info will follow." PJ2/W5MPC - Curacao Island; DXCC Code 517; IOTA SA-099; Now QRT; QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. No online logs. PJ4B - Bonaire Island; DXCC Code 520; IOTA SA-006; through October 22nd; QSL via PA8A. As of 10/21/10 (0042z): Total 13316 QSOs; Unique callsigns 7949. Online log at: http://www.clublog.org/charts/?c=pj4b PJ4D - Bonaire Island; DXCC Code 520; IOTA SA-006; now QRT; QSL via W3HNK. Total about 34k QSOs. Online log at: http://www.bonaire2010.com PJ4I - Bonaire Island; DXCC Code 520; IOTA SA-006; now QRT; QSL via DL9USA. No online logs. PJ4LS - Bonaire Island; DXCC Code 520; IOTA SA-006; resident on the island; QSL direct to address on QRZ.com. Total about 2k QSOs. Online log at: http://www.bonaire2010.com PJ4N - Bonaire Island; DXCC Code 520; IOTA SA-006; now QRT; QSL via DJ8NK (not W3HNK). No online logs. PJ4NX - Bonaire Island; DXCC Code 520; IOTA SA-006; resident on the island; QSL direct to address on QRZ.com or by the Bureau via PA3CNX. No online logs. PJ4W - Bonaire Island; DXCC Code 520; IOTA SA-006; now QRT; QSL via W3HNK. Total about 8k QSOs. Online log at: http://www.bonaire2010.com PJ4X - See PJ4 below. PJ4/PG4M - Bonaire Island; DXCC Code 520; IOTA SA-006; Now QRT; QSL direct to home callsign. Total about 400 QSOs. Online log at: http://www.bonaire2010.com PJ4/W9NJY - Bonaire Island; DXCC Code 520; IOTA SA-006; through October 29th; QSL via W9NJY or LoTW after the January 1st (2011). PJ5/K1XM - St. Eustatius; DXCC Code 519; IOTA NA-145; now QRT; QSL via KQ1F. No online logs. PJ5/AH6HY - (not PJ5/AH6HY) St. Eustatius; DXCC Code 519; IOTA NA-145; Now QRT; QSL via AH6DX, direct or by the Bureau. No online logs. PJ5/AA4NC - St. Eustatius; DXCC Code 519; IOTA NA-145; Now QRT; QSL via AA4NC direct only. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. NO BUREAU QSLs. No online logs. PJ5/SP6EQZ - See PJ5 below. PJ6A - Saba Island; DXCC Code 519; IOTA NA-145; now QRT; QSL direct only to N4NX, or use the online OQRS system for direct and Bureau QSLing. As of 10/22/10 (2102z): Total of 57515 QSOs. Online log at: http://www.saba2010.com PJ6/K4LMY - Saba Island; DXCC Code 519; IOTA NA-145; Now QRT; QSL via K4LMY. No online logs. PJ7/K4UWH - See PJ7 below. PJ7E - Sint Maarten; DXCC Code 518; IOTA NA-105; now QRT; QSL via LoTW, OQSL (see Web page) or direct to: Sint Maarten 2010, Box 333, Bethlehem, Georgia 30620-9989 USA. As of 10/20/10 (2201z): Total of 74412 QSOs. Online log at: http://www.stmaarten2010.com/log.html PJ7MF - Sint Maarten; DXCC Code 518; IOTA NA-105; resident on the island; QSL via IZ1MHY, ONLY DIRECT. Online log at: http://www.iz1mhy.tkPJ4, BONAIRE ISLAND (SA-006)
PJ5, SINT EUSTATIUS ISLAND (NA-145)
Wlodek, SP6EQZ, will be active as PJ5/SP6EQZ between November 17th and December 3rd. Activity will be active on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
PJ7, SINT MAARTEN
Charlie, K4UWH, is now active as PJ7/K4UWH until November 5th. Activity will be sporadic on 40-10 meters CW only. He was heard this past Sunday on 40 and 20 meters CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated October 24th)
4L0CR via DJ1CW ER4DX via RA4LW (direct) OY1OF via M0URX
6Y5/KC2VLC via KC2VLC GJ6CSY via G6CSY PA6DADA via PA0MBD
9A5Y/P via 9A7W HG100V via HA6VA PJ2/PE2B via PE2B
A25MB via IZ5MMB IR9CIRM via IQ9TP SK50AU via SK2AU
A25SL via W5SL IT9/LY5W via LY5W SN8C via SP8HZZ
A25ZY via I0ZY KG4SS via K4MIL SV8/HB9AAI via HB9AAI
A65BM via W4JS KR1V/KH0 via JR6DRH SX25HKH via SV1HKH
C91KHN via ZS6ALB (direct) LX/SP1DPA via SP1DPA T80W via JM1LJS
C91MS via GI4FUM OD5NJ via EA5BYP TI3/W7RI via AI4U
CA4MBH via CE3AA OK/DG0JMB/P via DG0JMB TM0RDR via F4FJH
CT9/DL6MLA via DL6MLA OK2PLI via OK2LI W0A via W0SJS
EA8/DL3FCG via DL3FCG OO8O/P via ON8OO XM7CPR via VE7ZZF
EA9EU via EA5KB OX/DL1RTL via DL1RTL - (direct only)
EG8FPT via EA8NQ OX/DL2VFR via DL2VFR YR5N via YO5PBF
ZP5DBC via K2DER (Start dates on Oct. 18, 2010)
NO LONGER MANAGER. Phil Whitchurch, G3SWH/AD5YS, reports: "Please note
that I am no longer the QSL Manager for James, 9J2CA or 9I40CA and have
no blank cards left."
TS8P QSL STATUS. Fred, IK7JWX, reports that all direct QSLs are in the mail and he plans to start the Bureau QSLs.
Yura, RU6UR, informs OPDX that anyone needing a QSL for R10KDR, LY10KDR, EM10KDR, DQ10KDR and ER10KDR, send ONLY DIRECT (please w/SAE + 1 USD or IRC) to: Yura Kamenski, Nemova 12-A, 13 Astrakhan, 414028, Russia.
QSLS VIA LoTW: CQ9K, CT3BX, DL3TD, EA3GHZ, LU1ICX, OZ7A, PJ7/K1XM, RA0FF and V44KAI
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3A2LF, 9X0LX, E4X, EA8TB, JY5HX, PJ5NA, R1FJM, S79SAL, S92LX, XT2EME, XV9DT, YK1BA and ZL5CP
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: AO5YJ, DD7EQ, HG1A, MM0BNN/P and SV8/I3BQC/P
Members of the UA2 Contest Club will be active as RW2F during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) and CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via DK4VW.
* Ghis, ON5NT, informs that he recently learned that Marcel, ON4QM, became a Silent Key (SK) some time ago this year. He had been seriously ill for a long time. He had given up his callsign in Belgium since 2007. Marcel will be remembered mainly for his IOTA DXpeditions in the Pacific, such as FO0DEH (from several rare islands in French Polynesia), ZK2XX, ZK3DM and FW5XX.
* Jerry, N4JF, reports that Mike, UA0MF, became a Silent Key (SK) on September 2nd, due to a heart attack. Mike was the first person in Russia to be on "Top of the Honor Roll".
OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the above Silent Keys (SK).
SOUTH AMERICAN/ANTARCTIC TOUR
Svein, LA6IKA, will be on a three month trip through South America and an Antarctic boat tour beginning October 28th. His activity will start from Tierra del Fuego (SA-008) and other parts of Argentina as LU/LA6IKA. Svein will also be active as LA6IKA/MM from the ship "MS Fram" en route to Antarctica from Buenos Aires between November 1-19th. The ship will visit Falkland Islands and South Georgia. He hopes to get a VP8 licence when in Port Stanley. Svein also plans to be active as LA6IKA/CX from Uruguay in December, and ZP/LA6IKA from Paraguay in December/January (still waiting for ZP licence). Operations will be "holiday style" using an IC-703 and home-made vertical antennas, Activity will be mainly CW and some PSK31. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW and eQSL.
Robert, S53R, will be active as ST2AR from Khartoum during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power/ Unassisted entry. QSL via S53R.
Paul, N6PSE, sent out the following press release: "The Intrepid-DX Group is pleased to announce our next DXpedition as T6PSE from Afghanistan, to take place during ten days in May of 2011. Due to security concerns, the exact dates and location of the DXpedition will not be given at this time. The Intrepid-DX Group is the same group which brought you the April 2010 YI9PSE DXpedition from Iraqi Kurdistan.
Once again, ICOM America has agreed to be our Radio Sponsor, ACOM-K1LZ is providing the very robust Acom amplifiers. Antennas are being provided by SteppIR Antenna Systems. DX Engineering, The DX-Store and The RF Connection are also committed to sponsoring the operation.
Our primary objective is to activate Afghanistan with a goal of providing as many DXers as possible a 'new one' with this rare DXCC entity and, as a secondary objective, to give as many band-slots as possible. We will focus on North and South America during those periods when propagation is possible to those areas.
The team is expected to consist of ten operators including: Co-Leader Paul Ewing-N6PSE, Co-Leader David Collingham-K3LP, Hrane Milosevic-YT1AD, Krassy Petkov-K1LZ, John Kountz-WO1S/T6EE, Heathem Sabah-YI1UNH, David Flack-AH6HY, Jack Ritter-W0UCE and Wayne Rogers-W5KDJ."
T7, SAN MARINO
Members of "Tifariti Gang" will be active as T70A in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-2 entry, using the contest station of the "Amateurs Radio Republic of San Marino" (ARRSM). Operators mentioned are: Antonio/EA5RM, Flo/F5CWU, Fabrizio/IN3ZNR, Giorgio/IZ4AKS, Mike/UA9KGH, Valery/UT7CR and Dimitri/UY7CW. QSL T70A via A.R.R.S.M. Radio Club, P.O.BOX 77, 47890 Rep. San Marino, SAN MARINO. For more info, see:
TE8, COSTA RICA
Carlos, TI8II, will be active as TE8I during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via TI8II direct.
TO7/FM, MARTINIQUE (NA-107)
Dim, UT5UGR, will once again be active as FM/KL7WA between October 26th and November 3rd. Activity will be on all bands except 30/17/12m and the Digital modes. His activity will also include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All- Band/High-Power entry. During the CQWW DX SSB Contest he will sign TO7A. QSL FM/KL7WA and TO7A via UT5UGR.
V2, ANTIGUA (NA-100)
A team of operators will once again activate the V26B super station at Gunthroppes, during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. Activity will be on all bands. Operators mentioned are Brian/N3OC, Robert/W2BZR, Robert/NQ3X and Sal/IK8UND. Please QSL V26B direct to KA2AEV or LoTW.
V2, ANTIGUA (NA-100)
Bud, AA3B, will be active as V26K between November 24-29th. His activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. This will be an all CW operation on the contest HF bands only. Please QSL via AA3B.
Operators Mike/W7ASF and Tom/KB7JAL will be active as V31MH and V31TS, respectively, from Belize between October 27th and November 4th. Activity will be on 80-20 meters using mostly SSB, with plenty of PSK. The duo plans to have "lots of fun before, after and during the CQWW contest." Mike states, "We are 'old guys' and not very good contestors, but we like the fun of it all and the thrill of being on the other end of a pileup (with luck)."
Stuie, VK8NSB, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via M0URX.
VK9C, COCOS KEELING ISLANDS
Phil, G3SWH, sent out the following press release (edited): "Phil/G3SWH and Jim/G3RTE will be active from West Island in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands between February 22nd and March 5th, 2011. The Cocos (Keeling) Islands count as OC-003 for IOTA purposes. The 2009 'Most Wanted' survey by the DX Magazine shows the Cocos (Keeling) Islands at #75 worldwide for DXCC purposes.
We will both use the single callsign of VK9C/G6AY. Our activity will be on CW only on all bands 80-10 meters. There will be no 160, 6 meters or EME activity.
Propagation permitting, we plan to have two stations on the air for as many hours every day as is possible. Our main objective is to work as many European, North American and ROTW stations on as many different bands as possible and plan to make at least 15,000 QSOs.
QSL via G3SWH, either direct with SAE and adequate return postage (recommended), via Phil's web site for a bureau reply or via the bureau.
This will be a very expensive DX-pedition. We are happy to meet the costs of transport to and from the islands, but are seeking sponsorship and donations from individuals, DX clubs and organizations towards our living expenses on the island, printing QSLs and the like.
There is more information at:
VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Peter, G3PHO, will be active as VP2V/G3PHO from Tortola Island (NA-023) between March 1118th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Operators Frank/WA2VYA, Tony/W2WAS and Bruce/WA3RHW will be active as VP5T during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi/Multi/DXpedition entry. QSL VP5T via LoTW, or via N2VW (by the Bureau or direct). Their activity will be from Providenciales (NA-002). They will be there between October 26th and November 2nd. Activity outside the contest, operators will sign VP5/homecall. QSL to their home callsigns, by the Bureau or direct.
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 30-31st) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via EB7DX. Operators mentioned are: Djoko/YB1TJ, Hans/YB2DX, Seno/YB2LSR, Jon/YB2ECG, Dani/YB2TJV, Deta/YB2VTO, Buntoro/YB3PXF, Adhi/YB3MM, Bobby/YC2BBY, Thomas/YB3KM and Joni/YB9WZJ. Visit the YE2R Web Blog at:
Miroljub, YT1CS, will be active as ZA/YT1CS during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via his home callsign.
ZL7, CHATHAM ISLAND
Seppo, OH1VR, and possibly others will be active from Chatham Island (OC-038) as ZL7VR between November 2329th. Activity will be on the HF bands (specific bands and modes not provided). Operations will also include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th), using the callsign ZL7V. QSL both callsign via OH1VR.
ZL7, CHATHAM ISLAND (Update)
Hiro, JF1OCQ/W1VX, will be joined by Toshi, JE1SYN, to be active as ZL7/ZL1WY and ZL7/W1SY, respectively, from the Chatham Island (OC-038) between December 2-9th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, FM and the Digital modes. There will be an emphasis on 160 and 6 meters (for the Pacific). He will operate a breakable Beacon on 50.117 MHz for DX around the clock. QSL ZL7/ZL1WY via JF1OCQ only: Hiro Miyake, 1-3-6 Asakura, Maebashi, 371-0811 Japan. Do NOT send QSLs to the New Zealand Bureau. QSL ZL7/W1SY via JE1SYN.
ZM4, NEW ZEALAND
Members of the East Coast Contesters ZM2M Team will be active using a new callsign, ZM4T, in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are: Lee/ZL2AL, Stan/ ZL2ST, Gary/ZL2IFB, Mike/ZL2CC, Holger/ZL3IO, Peter/ZL2LF, Tom/ZL2MY, John/ZL2QM and Wayne/ZL2WG. QSL via ZL2AL, direct or LoTW. Visit the ZM2M Web page at:
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