OPDX Bulletin 986 November 22, 2010

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 986
BID: $OPDX.986
November 22, 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, NC1L, NJ1Q, W2VU, WO2N, N3SL, NG3K & ADXO, N4AA & QRZ DX, K7LV, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), 4L5O, Algarve STAR DX Team, AT International, CX3AN, DH5JG, DK8JB, DL1SBF, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DX World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, F6FQK, FO8RZ, G3VFU, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, LZ1ZF, OE1WEU, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and Z21BB for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 14th-November, through Sunday, 21st-November there were 227 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, 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, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZF, ZK2, ZL, ZL8, 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).

3W, VIETNAM
Bruce, XW1B, from Vientiane, Laos, is planning an operation from Danang, Vietnam, around November 29th, using the callsign 3W3B. He states that he will be living in Danang most of the year and anticipates being very active on the bands. At the start of his activity, he will use a simple station/antenna but plans to improve things later. QSL only via E21EIC. NO eQSLs.

4L, GEORGIA
Operator Omari, 4L5O, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m) entry. QSL via N3SL.

9J, ZAMBIA
Niko, S53A, will once again be active as 9J3A from The Hippo Lodge,

(see http://www.hippolodge.com )
, Kafue National Park, between November 23-29th. He also plans to be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. His equipment will be a IC-7000, spiderbeam for the high bands (20-10m), 80m vertical, and a 40m 2 element wire delta loopa. QSL via S57S direct to: Aleksander Zagar, Golisce 132, SI-1281 SLOVENIA.

9L, SIERRA LEONE
Members of the VooDoo Contest Group will operate as 9L5VT in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi/2 entry. This year's operation will be dedicated to Vince, K5VT, who became SK recently in April. QSL via LoTW or direct to G3SXW. Operators mentioned are Roger/G3SXW, Fred/G4BWP, Ned/AA7A and Bud/N7CW. The team is expected to start some sporadic activity on November 22nd, and should be in full swing by the 24th. Outside of the contest (before and after), operators will be signing as 9L7NS. Look for operations to be on the lower bands, RTTY and 30/17/12 meters.

A7, QATAR
Members of the Lufthansa Amateur Radio Club (LARC) in cooper- ation with the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS - A71A) will be active from here between November 27th and December 3th. Activity will be on all bands using CW, SSB and the Digi modes.
ADDED NOTE: If internet is available, the German team plans a live transmission from this DXpedition via the German ATV Repeater DB0DLH. You have the possibility to watch this transmission via live stream (a VLC Media Player required) at:

http://www.d-atv.net/db0dlh.m3u

AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Members of the Aquarius Beach Tower Contest Club will be active as AH0BT during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. 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.

AH2, GUAM
Members of the Guam Contest Club will be active as AH2R from Tumon (OC-026, USI GU003S, WLOTA L-0064) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are: Masaki/JO1DFG, Mikiawa/JR7OMD, Kazunori/JK3GAD, Osamu/JR8VSE and Nozomu/ JE8KKX. QSL via JH7QXJ or LoTW.

CQ COMMUNUCATION NEWS
Richard, W2VU, provided the following press release dated November 17th: "Chip Margelli, K7JA, Named CQ Communi- cations Director of Advertising Sales and Marketing -- Charles H. "Chip" Margelli, K7JA, has been appointed Director of Advertising Sales and Marketing for CQ Communications, Inc., it was announced today by company President and Publisher Richard Ross, K2MGA. Chip will join the CQ staff on December 1, 2010, and will be responsible for advertising sales for CQ Amateur Radio, CQ VHF and Popular Communications magazines, as well as marketing efforts for all CQ Communications products. Chip succeeds Don Allen, W9CW, CQ and CQ VHF Advertising Manager; and Arnie Sposato, N2IQO, Popular Communications Advertising Manager, both of whom are retiring at the end of 2010. Advertising sales for WorldRadio Online will continue to be coordinated by Jon Kummer, WA2OJK.

Chip brings to CQ more than three decades of experience in the amateur radio industry, including nearly thirty years with Yaesu (now Vertex Standard) and, more recently, four years with Heil Sound. He is fluent in Japanese, German and Spanish (as well as English).

An active ham for more than 45 years, Chip is known worldwide as a champion contester, DXer and DXpeditioner. He is currently active on all amateur bands from 1.8 through 1300 MHz, and is a 2008 inductee into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. Chip and his wife, Janet, KL7MF, live in Garden Grove, California. Outside of amateur radio, Chip enjoys photography and astronomy, and is a marathon runner.

'I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the CQ Communications organi- zation,' Chip says. 'The CQ family of action-packed magazines is widely respected throughout the world of amateur radio and shortwave listening, and to be a part of this dynamic communications group is the opportunity of a lifetime!'

'Chip will be able to relate to our advertisers and prospective adver- tisers in a unique way,' notes CQ Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA, 'having been in their shoes, working for both a major and a mid-sized manufacturer. Plus, he already knows and is well-known throughout the amateur radio industry, so he will be able to hit the ground running.'

'As we welcome Chip,' Ross continued, 'we sadly say farewell and thank you to both Don Allen and Arnie Sposato. Don and Arnie each have represented all three of our print publications over the course of their many years at CQ. Their combined knowledge of the industry and of the people behind the nameplates is unparalleled and we will miss them greatly. We wish them both only the best in retirement.'

CQ Communications, Inc., based in Hicksville, New York, publishes CQ Amateur Radio, CQ VHF, Popular Communications and WorldRadio Online magazines, in addition to CQ books, videos and related products. It also sponsors a comprehensive series of operating awards and contests. Its flagship magazine, CQ Amateur Radio, has been in continuous monthly publication for more than 65 years."

DXCC NEWS
Bill Moore, NC1L, Awards Branch Manager, reports: "The following operations are approved for DXCC credit:

      5X0CW Uganda; 2010 Operation
      D2QV Angola; 2010 Operation

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS
Frank, DH5JG, will be active as EA8/DH5JG from Lanzarote, Canary Islands (AF-004, DIE S007), between November 22nd and December 3rd. Activity will be mostly CW on 80-10 meters, with an emphasis on the 30/17/12 meter bands. Operations will also include an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th). QSL via bureau to his home callsign.

ER, MOLDOVA
Serge, UT5UDX, will once again be active as ER0WW during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as Single-Op/All-Band/High- Power entry. QSL via RA4LW.

FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA
Phil, FO8RZ, from Tahiti Island (OC-046), informs OPDX that he will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power/Assisted (or not) entry. QSL via LoTW or via F8BPN, by the Bureau or CBA. Online log is available at:

http://f5phw.hamlogs.net

FY, FRENCH GUIANA
Operator Didier, FY5FY, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via FY5FY.

HS0, THAILAND
Operators Finn/OZ1HET, Fred/K3ZO, John/W2YR, Sam/SM3DYU, Stig/LA7JO and Champ/E21EIC will be active as HS0AC (the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand [RAST] club station) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-Single/All-Band entry. QSL via HS0ZFZ.

HS, THAILAND
Don, HS0ZEE, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Activity will include 160 meters. QSL via the address on (QRZ.com).

IOTA NEWS
OC-128. Hiro, JJ5GMJ, who has been on Palawan Island since early November, will be active as DU1/JJ5GMJ during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th). Meanwhile, he has been active on 160-6 meters. QSL via JH5RXS direct or via the Bureau to JJ5GMJ (JA Bureau). QSO data will be uploaded to the LoTW at a later date.

SA-057. Members of the Uruguay DX Group and Centro Radioaficionados Montevideo will be active as CW3TD from Timoteo Dominguez Island between December 2-6th. Activity will be on 160-2 meters with an emphasis on the Digital modes. They plan to have 15 operators and four stations on the air. Operators mentioned are Jorge/CX1SI, Gustavo/CX2AM, Jose/CX2AN, Oscar/ CX2FR, Wilson/CX2RU, Francisco/CX3BV, Gustavo/CX3CE, Humberto/ CX3AN, Luis/CX4AAJ, Julio/CX4AAE, Mario/CX4CR and Rainer/CX8FB. QSL route TBA shortly.

J2, DJIBOUTI
Darko, E70A, will be active as J28AA during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via K2PF or LoTW.

J7, DOMINICA
Operators Dieter/HB9TPQ (J79DP), Kurt/HB9BZG (J79KZ) and Walter/HB9MFM (J79WTA) are now active and are on holiday from the Tamarind Tree Hotel near Salisbury on Dominica (NA-101) until December 11th. Activity will be on all HF bands using SSB and some RTTY. They have one station, using an IC-7000 with 100 watts into a dipole 50m above sea level. QSL via their home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

JW,SAVLBARD
Francois, F8DVD, will once again be active as JW/F8DVD from Longyearbyen ARC located on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026), between April 18th (2011). His activity will be on all HF bands both CW and SSB. He will use the Longyearbyen Radio Club's equipment which consists of an ICOM 751 and a 500 watts amp into a 5 elements yagi on a 30 meters high tower. QSL via his home callsign, through the French REF-Union Bureau or direct, w/SAE + 1 IRC (or 1 USD for EU, and 2 USDs for elsewhere) to: Francois Bergez, 6, Rue de la Liberte, F-71000 MACON, France.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (For November 22-28th)


 Nov  22    HN-AN       SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS
 Nov  23    AN          --------------------
 Nov  24    AN          BN - Below Normal
 Nov  25    AN          AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
 Nov  26    AN          LN - Low Normal
 Nov  27    AN          HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
 Nov  28    AN          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
LX, LUXEMBOURG
A team of operators will be active as LX7I during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LX2A. They have a completely new setup and are interested in signal reports.
Send them to: lx2a@gmx.net
Also, visit the following Web page at: http://www.lx2a.com

MD, ISLE OF MAN
Martin, G4XUM, will be active as MD4K during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via G3NKC.

MD, ISLE OF MAN
Dave, G3NKC, will be active as MD6V during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. He will be active outside of the contest using GD3NKC/P. QSL via G3NKC.

MW5, WALES
Ian, G3WVG, will be active as MW5B during CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Operator/Single-Band (80m) entry. QSL via G3TXF.

NH7, HAWAII
Al, NH7A, will be active during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 5-6th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via F5VHJ or LoTW.

OE40, AUSTRIA (Special Event)
Members of the ADXB-OE (Austrian DX Board) will be celebrating their 40th anniversary by activating their club station OE1XBC on the air between December 15-31st, using the special callsign OE40ADXB. Suggested frequencies are as follows:

80 meters - SSB 3630-3650 kHz and CW 3530-3540 kHz
40 meters - SSB 7125-7150 kHz and CW 7025-7030 kHz
30 meters - CW 10120 kHz and Digital 10140 kHz
20 meters - SSB 14225-14235 kHz, CW 14030-14040 kHz, PSK 14070 kHz and RTTY 14085 kHz
17 meters - SSB 18120-18130 kHz and CW 18080-18085 kHz
15 meters - SSB 21275-21285 kHz and CW 21030-21040 kHz (if propagation)
12 meters - SSB 24940-24950 kHz and CW 24900-24905 kHz (if propagation)
10 meters - SSB 28400-28450 kHz and CW 28030-28040 kHz (if propagation)
There will be a special QSl card for this special event station. QSL info is via ADXB: Austrian DX Board, P.O.Box 1000, A-1081 Vienna, Austria.

PJ5, ST. EUSTATIUS (Update)
Operators Janusz/SP6IXF and Wlodek/SP6EQZ are now active as PJ5/homecall from St.Eustatius (NA-145) until December 3rd. Activity will be on 16010 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home callsign. For updates and an online log search, visit their Web page at:

http://pj5-2010.dxing.pl/index.html

PZ, SURINAM
Yuri, VE3DZ, will be active as PZ5T from Surinam between November 23rd and December 1st. Activity includes the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via his home callsign.

QSL INFO AND NEWS


  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated November 21st)
  -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  4L0CR via DL8KAC         FR1LC via EA7FTR        PJ5/SP6IXF via SP6IXF
  5H2/PY3SX via PY3SX      GB2BNM via G0TOC        RL3A via W3HNK
  5N50EAM via IK2IQD       GX4HRC/A via G3SVK      TC033TAI via TA0U
  6W/EI6DX via RX3RC       HC2/SM7BUA via SM7BUA   TG9ADV via TG9AHM
  8P6JQ via K9JJR          HG10P via HA-Bureau     TG9NX via N4FKZ (Mail
  C50C via OM2FY           HG60VOTT via HA-Bureau            drop address)
  DP850ZZ via DL3VFN       HK0GU/1 via DL7VOG      UN7AB via DL8KAC
  EA1/ON4LO/P via ON4LO    IR0XNM via IK0IXI       VK7GK via DL8NU
  EM200NIP via UT8NT       LU1EHR via EA5KB        VP2V/NY6X via JN1RVS
  FO/N6JA via N6JA         OL80OK via OK1DRQ


                  VP9/LY3Z via LY3Z (Bureau) or VE3VO (direct)
                  YO6/EA5GIL via EA5GIL
                  Z300D via Z37RSM
The CR6A log for the last Algarve STAR DX Team's activity during last weekend is now available online. All QSOs are OK for many awards as DPRN, WFF and others... Pictures are now online, as well as all the information and log at: http://algarvedx.com

GM-SPECIAL CALLSIGNS
Scotland has allowed individual hams to have special contest callsigns this year. Steve, N3SL, manages 2 of these callsigns: GM2V (GM3WOJ) and GM5X (GM4YXI). Additionally, GM7V, a long-standing club callsign, is moving to Steve as the QSL Manager. GM2V and GM5X QSLs are in the process of being printed, but possibly not "in hand" before the end of the year. GM7V cards are being shipped to Steve from Scotland; the arrival date is unknown. So, patience, please. If anyone should need one of these calls confirmed for a 2010 DXCC submission, please send your request with a note, and Steve will confirm with a different GM card. If you've already sent him a request and need a card now, E-mail him at: n3sl@arrl.net

KH6MB QSL ROUTE. Martin, KH6MB, would like to remind everyone that AI4U has not been his QSL Manager since January 1st, 2010. QSL direct to: Joseph M. Barr, 41-863A Laumilo St., Waimanalo HI 96795, USA, or LoTW.

QSLS VIA LoTW: 5V7TT, CU3EJ, DH8WE, G5XV, HK6K, JA1OVD, M2W, PI4COM, PS2T, UR7QM, V44KAI, Z21BB and ZS8M

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4K9W, 7X2GX, 9V1/IK1PMR, A31A, AP2NK, CE9/R1ANF, CN8QY/P, CT3FQ, CT4NH, DS1REE, E4X, IS0E, J28RO, KG4WV, PJ2/K8LEE, PJ5/AH6HY, RA7A, SU1SK, SV9/N0RB, TS7TI/P, UN5J, V85TX, VK4LDX/P, VP2EMR, VP5/N1WON, Z21BB and ZL7J

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5K0T, 8P6CF, 9L7NS, 9Q/DK3MO, 9U1VO, 9Y4/DF8AN, AH0BT, BD1BYV, C4N, C91TX, CT3FT, CT9L, CX1TG, DD7EQ, DF0MU, DJ1CW, DJ5KW, DK0BN, DK5M, DL0GZ/P, DL1EIP, DL1EJD, DL2YCA, DL5KCS, DL7OK, DL7ON, DL7USW/P, DL8DBJ, DM4D/P, DP4D, DP9A, DR0G, DR5N, EA1DR, EA4KD, EA8URL, EK3SA, ES1QR, ES2JJ, ES5QD, F5VKT, F6DRP, F6KCP, FO/OH1RX, GM6TW/P, H40FN, HC2FN, HC8/DF8AN, HG9X, JA7NVF, JA7NVF, KN1DX, LU1YU, LU5FF, LY3UV, LZ3HI, LZ44WFF, LZ9W, M0BRB, M0DLL, M8C, OH5B, OH8X, ON4WY, OP4K, OR7D, OZ1GML, OZ0MJ, P29VCX, P29VLR, PA3CGJ, RW1AI/MM, S51A, SE6Y, SU9ZZ, T2G, T30CW, TF3SA, UA0AZ, VC3O, VE3CR, XR3APEC, Z21BB, ZD7X and ZL1BYZ

SILENT KEY
OPDX was informed that Kurt Heidergott, K7UU, became a Silent Key on October 26th. He has been living with ALS (Lou Gebrig's Disease) for 7 years. OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of K7UU.

TC3, TURKEY (Contest and WFF Op)
Members of the "LZ Contest Group" and the Bulgarian radio club "LZ Flora Fauna" will activate a new WFF refer- ence number in Asiatic Turkey between November 24-30th. Operators mentioned are Nikolay/LZ1NK, Valentin/LZ1WX, Krasi/LZ2UW, Christo/LZ3FN and Bedri/ LZ4RR. Look for the special callsign TC3WFF from the National Park Kus Cenneti (Bird Paradise); reference number TAFF-022. Activity will be on the HF bands, 160-10 meters, using CW and SSB. They will also participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as only TC3A and as a Multi-2 entry. QSL TC3A via LZ1NK and for TC3WFF via LZ1ZF.

TC7, TURKEY
Valery, R5GA (ex-RW3GU), will be active as TC7M from the TA7KA club station in Trabzon during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via R5GA.

TF, ICELAND
Siggi, TF3CW, has announced that he will be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via LX1NO.

TP60, FRANCE
The "Council of Europe Radio Amateur Club" (CERAC - TP2CE) will once again be active as TP60CE, December 3-5th. This will be the last time they use TP60CE. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes, including the satellites. QSL via F5LGF. An online log search will be available at:

http://ewwa.free.fr

UP7, KAZAKHSTAN
Ruslan, UN7AL, will be active as UP7A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via UN7AL, direct or by the Bureau.

VP2E, ANGUILLA
Operators Paul/K1XM, Dennis/W1UE and Charlotte/KQ1F will be active from here between now and November 29th. Activity will be RTTY and CW prior to the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th). Callsigns are not known as this was being written, but the operators will be a Multi-2/Low-Power entry in the contest. QSL the contest callsign via KQ1F.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Just a reminder that 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 the following three contests using the callsign VP5CW: CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry, ARRL 160m Contest (December 3-5th) and the ARRL 10m Contest (December 11-12th). QSL via his home callsign ((QRZ.com) address).

VU2, INDIA
Prasad, VU2PTT, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via the LoTW or direct using the info on (QRZ.com).

Z2, ZIMBABWE
Antonio, DL4EA/EA4KT, will be active as Z24EA from Harare between November 23-30th (dates may vary slightly). Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Also, there may be participation in the CQWW DX CW Contest. QSL via the Bureau to DL4EA, or LoTW, or eQSL.

ZA, ALBANIA (Update)
Members of the Hungarian "Haros Radio Club" (HA5HRK) will be active as ZA3HA from Orikum-Radhime Beach in the Bay of Vlora between now and November 29th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/All-band entry. Operators mentioned are: Fatos/ZA1FD, Lazer/ZA1V, Tomi/HA5PT, Fero/HA8MT, Otto/HA5OT, Happy/HA5TMK, Pista/HA5TI and Chris/HA5X. Look for HA operators to sign ZA/homecall outside the contest. QSL ZA3HA via HA5X or LoTW. All other callsigns via the operator's home callsign. A ZA3HA Web page is available at:

http://www.za3ha.com

ZK2, NIUE (Update)
Operators Andrea/IK1PMR, YL Claudia/PA3LEO, Al/LA9SN, Doug/N6TQS, Alan/K6SRZ, and possibly others are now active as ZK2A from Namukulu cottages

http://www.namukulu-cottages.nu/
until December 3rd. Activity will be focused on Europe, 160-40 meters, 30/17/12 meters, CW and RTTY using four Elecraft with solid state amps with RX antennas. This is a lightweight DXpedition. They will try to limit their extra baggage expenses. To achieve this (and for efficiency and reliability too) they will mainly use wire antennas. QSL via LoTW, PA3LEO direct or by OQRS for a direct or Bureau QSL. A Web site is now available at:
http://www.pacificdxpedition.com/index.php?s=intro
Operators of this operation will go on to operate from Norfolk Island between December 5-19th. Requested callsign is VK9NN and the QTH will be from Pacific Palms
http://www.relaxawayholidays.com.au/norfolk-island/accommodation-information/pacific-palms/nfpp/pacific-palms

ZL50, NEW ZEALAND (Special Event)
Members of the Papakura Radio Club (ZL1VK), NZART Branch 65 in South Auckland, will activate the special event callsign ZL50VK between January 1st and March 31st (2011). Activity is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the club. Look for logs to be uploaded to LoTW and Club Log. QSL via ZL1VK. Visit their Web page at:

http://www.qsl.net/zl1vk

ZL8, KERMADEC ISLANDS
The ZL8X group is now active from Raoul Island (OC-039) until December 5th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via DJ2MX. For updates:

http://www.kermadec.de

ZS8, MARION ISLAND (Update)
Pierre, ZS1HF/ZS8M, reports that he has been QRT most of the month because his team is moving to the new base. However, Pierre states that the installation of the new station is almost complete, and his new SteppIR vertical should be up as you are reading this. He is expected to be on the air possibly as of November 21st. For more details, updates, pictures of the new station and to read Pierre's newsletter online, visit:

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

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