The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 987
November 29, 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, N3SL, NG3K & ADXO, N4AA & QRZ DX, KL7JR, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), AT International, CO8TW, DF4SA, DL1SBF, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, OH2BN, OH6BG, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's- DX-Newsdesk, RN3RQ, RSGB IOTA Web Site, SP5UAF, UA9CDV, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE8EV, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), VK3PC and VU2PAI for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQWW DX CW Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the CQWW DX CW Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 20th-November, through Friday, 26th-November there were 231 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, 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, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, 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, 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, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZK2, ZL, ZL7, 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).
Jacques, F1BCS, will once again be active as 3B8/F1BCS from Mauritius (AF-049) between November 29th and December 17th. Activity will be on 20/17/15 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK. He will be using an IC-7000 into a 3 element beam. QSL per operator's instructions.
Andrei, RA9CKQ, will be active as 3V3A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Activity will only be during the contest and possibly a little before. QSL per operator's instructions.
"DX-WORLD.NET" reports that Stuie, VK8NSB, is currently in the planning stages at the moment for a DXpedition to Timor-Leste (OC-232) in July 2011 (possibly for the IOTA Contest). He is inviting any interested amateurs in joining the DXpedition team by E-mailing him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 ARRL DX CW Contest (February 19-20th) and ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 5-6th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Please QSL via NV7E or at the address shown for 5Z4EE on (QRZ.com).
Nick, 5Z4LS (aka G3RWF), will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op entry and using a special callsign 5Z1N for the contest. QSL via his home callsign.
A7, QATAR (Update)
Members of the Lufthansa Amateur Radio Club (LARC) in cooperation with the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS - A71A) will be active as A71DLH 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:
A Chinese team of operators will activate B7P from Foshan City (WW. Grid OL63NA), nearby Guangzhou City, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are Terry/BA7NQ (leader), JinQuan/BD7JC, Chow/BA7JK, Yang/BD7IXG, Paul/ BA7JS, Wu/BA7IA and Junxiang/BD7IN. All QSLs will be sent via Bureu. For direct cards, please QSL via their manager BD7IXG.
Stefano, IK2QEI, will be active as CN3A from Safi during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW or via I2WIJ.
Look for the following Cuban stations to be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th):
CO8LY - Operator Eduardo as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/Low-Power.
QSL via EA7ADH.
CO8TW - Operator Juan as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power. QSL via HB9SVT. An online log will be available after the contest at: http://www.qsl.net/co8tw
CR3, MADEIRA ISLANDS
Jose, CT1BOH, will be active as CR3E from Madeira Island (IOTA AF-014, Grid IM12JU, ITU Zone 36) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band. QSL via W3HNK. Visit his contest page at:
DX0, SPRATLY ISLANDS (Update - The Spratlys DXpedition gets wings!)
Jim Linton, VK3PC, Public Affairs for the DX0DX DXpedition, sent out the following press release on November 26th: "With just over 40 days to go before the month-long DX0DX DXpedition, comes news that the operators will now fly to Thitu (Pag-Asa) Island rather than taking a 30 hour plus trip by sea.
Team Leader, Chris Dimitrijevic, VK3FY & DU8/VK3FY, said while flying had been an option in early planning, when the boat that would have ferried the operators was damaged in heavy sea and needing substantial repairs, aviation transport to and from the island became available.
The charter of a twin-engined aircraft adds to the expense of the DXpedition and the personal costs for all taking part in it. Smaller sea transport will still be used to get equipment and supplies to the island.
The 37 operators from 15 countries are ready to arrive and take part in three teams to put DX0DX on air from 6 January to 1 February 2011, including the CQ World Wide 160m CW Contest. The special DX entity The Spratlys Islands (IOTA AS-051) will have a big presence on all bands.
Chris, VK3FY & DU8/VK3FY, said, 'There is a real excitement within the amateur radio community about this particular DXpedition, and most of the operators just can't wait to be part of action.
It is much more than activating a rare DX spot. There is no doctor or health service on the island. As part of a humanitarian contribution, two DXpedition members who are doctors, Josette Docherty/VK2FXGR and Edward Soriano/4F1OZ, will provide medical checks to the island's residents.'
It was announced today that Amateur Radio Victoria, VK3WI, had voted to make a substantial donation directly to purchase medical supplies for use as part of the humanitarian effort.
In other news, Chris Dimitrijevic, VK3FY & DU8/VK3FY, announced that for the 160m band DX0DX will have two 65 foot Top Hat phased verticals and a back-up Titanex V1602E antenna.
'The DXpedition will be doing its utmost to satisfy the demand for contacts on the Top Band, as demonstrated by it having the highest sought after rating in the DX0DX website online survey,' he said.
All equipment for the DXpedition will have arrived in The Philippines. Earlier it was reported how eight HF Yagi antennas had been pre-assembled and tuned, ready for construction and erection on the island.
The Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA) has appointed DX0DX team member, Dindo Garcia, DV1UD, as the PARA liaison person to handle all Bureau of Customs requirements.
Thank you to the generous corporate sponsorship that makes the DXpedition possible by providing equipment and other needs, plus funding support from DX groups, clubs, and individual radio amateurs.
For more information about the DXpedition please check out the www.dx0dx.net website which has just been extensively updated."
EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS
Juan, EA5BM, will be active as EA6FO during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. Operation will be from formerly EA6IB QTH.
ED9, CEUTA & MELILLA
Operators Paul/DF4SA, Andreas/DL9USA and possibly some EAs will be active as ED9M from Ceuta during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via DL9USA.
ED9, CEUTA & MELILLA
Operators Jorge/EA9LZ, Zoli/HA1AG, Lacy/HA3NU, Andreas/DL9USA and Con/DF4SA will be active as ED9M during the CQWW DX CW Contest (Novemebr 27-28th) as a Multi/Single entry. The team arrived on Wednesday, and installed two fully equipped stations using 2 Spiderbeam Yagis for 20-10 meters, dipoles for 40 meters and a fiber- glass/wire verticals for 160/80 meters. They will install a 40m Mono- band Spiderbeam before the contest, and are looking forward to working everyone on all bands! QSL via HA1AG. They will confirm all QSOs auto- matically via the Bureau.
H4, SOLOMON ISLANDS
Shane, VK4KHZ, is expected to be active as H44DA and arrive in Honiara on Guadalcanal Island (OC-047), January 6th and depart on January 16th (2011). Activity will be holiday style primarily on 6 meters on a daily basis, subject to favourable conditions, but he will also do some activity on the HF bands as time permits. He will use a Yaesu FT847 with a 500 watt amp into a 3 element yagi for HF and 3 element yagi for 6m. QSL via VK4KHZ.
HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Operators Yukon John/KL7JR and XYL Claire/WL7MY will be active as HI3/KL7JR from Hispaniola Island (NA-096) between March and May in 2011. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB. QSL via info QRZ.com (CBA). E-mail for skeds at: email@example.com Antenna farm links:
Voravut, HS8JYX, in southern Thailand, is planning to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15)/Low-Power entry. QSL via HS8JYX, LoTW or eQSL. Visit his Web page at:
The MS0INT group, which activated the Flannan Isles (EU-118) in June this year, is planning another operation for next year but will activate several islands this time between June 15-22nd. The team will once again be led by Col/MM0NDX. The other members of the team will include George/EA2TA, Christian/EA3NT, Vincent/F4BKV, Simon/ IZ7ATN, Bjorn/SM0MDG and possibly two more operators. The islands to be activated are: Benbecula (EU-010), Grimsay (EU-010), Baleshare (EU-010), North Uist (EU-010), Berneray (EU-010), St. Kilda (EU-059)and Monach Isles ((EU-111). Their plans could change quite suddenly due to weather and seas in the area. More details are available on the MS0INT Web page at:
AN-018. Mike, VP8DMH, hopes to be able to be active from the Fossil Bluff Base Station on Alexander Island early next year. This depends if he can fly out to visit for a while. If so, he will only be able to operate casually.
EU-012. (Update) Barring any weather or ferry problems, Chris, GM3WOJ/ ZL1CT, departs Wednesday morning, November 24th, for the Shetland Islands (GM) where he will be a Single-Op/All-Band/ High-Power entry in this week's CQWW. The callsign will be the rarely used GZ7V. Logs will be uploaded into LoTW, and that is the ONLY method of QSLing for this operation. No paper cards will be printed. Various Web sites listing N3SL as the QSL Manager are incorrect. For updates, check the Web page at:
NA-129. John, VE8EV, will be on Banks Island (Grid CQ71) between November 27-28th. He is expected to be active as VE8EV/p. He states,"I am not sure which satellite passes I will be on, but I will try to at least be on all the HO-68 (SSB) and AO-51 passes that favor North America and Europe." He will also be on the HF bands, mostly SSB and some activity in the CQWW DX CW Contest. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. Watch for possible updates on his Blog page at:
OC-139. Operators Ben/VK5ZMM and Dirk/VK5AUQ will be active from Kangaroo Island between November 28th and December 1st. Activity will be modes SSB (VK5AUQ) and Digital (VK5ZMM). QSL both callsigns via PA2C. Look for cards to be printed after their operation in mid-December.
SA-091. After his activity on Riesco Island (SA-091) on November 26th, look for Jean-Pierre, F5AHO, to be active as LU/F5AHO from Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego (SA-008), between December 2-5th. He may also activate two other IOTAs. Activity will be on 20 and 17 meters using SSB and PSK. QSL via F5AHO.
J6, ST. LUCIA
Guy, N7UN, one of "The "Buddies in the Caribbean" DXpedition group (see OPDX.984), will be active as J68UN between December 5-13th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct or LoTW.
KG6, GUAM (OC-026)
Joel, KG6DX, will be active as KG6DX in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/High-Power entry. He states, "USA please look long path 1300z". QSL via KG6DX, CBA or (QRZ.com) address. Also LoTW.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (For November 29-December 5th)
Nov 29 AN SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS Nov 30 AN-HN -------------------- Dec 1 AN BN - Below Normal Dec 2 AN AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET Dec 3 AN LN - Low Normal Dec 4 AN HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED Dec 5 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 lessKP3, PUERTO RICO
NAQCC NEWS RELEASE (NAQCC - Lifetime membership is FREE!!)
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QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated November 26th) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3Z3PKC via SP3PKC ED5SS via EA5SS PJ5/SP6EQZ via SP6EQZ 4L/UT5EO via UT5EO ED9M via HA1AG PJ7/K1GI via JG2BRI 5Z4LS via G3RWF EG1RDC via EA1RCI PZ5T via VE3DZ 6Y5/M0YCM via K1YCM FM/JE1JKL/P via JE1JKL SU/HA3JB via HA3JB (direct) 9A/IW2BRB via IW2BRB GM7V via N3SL T88WJ via JS3LSQ 9A10P via 9A-Bureau HC2/SM0COP via SM5COP TO3A via VE3EY 9H3TX via DL5XAT HK0GU via DL7VOG V5/DK2WH via DK2WH 9J3A via S57S (direct only) IH9/I2YSB via I2YSB (direct) V63YT via JE1SCJ 9Q6CC via CX2CC KC4AAA via K1IED (direct only) VP2E/W1UE via W1UE A70LH via DL0LH KH2/N2NL via W2YC Z24EA via DL4EA A71DLH via DL0LH LX/ON5QRP/P via ON5QRP ZA/HA1DRR via HA1DRR CT7/OJ0M via OH1NOA OD67NJ via EA5BYP ZA/HA1ZN via HA1ZN CT7/ON4LO/P via ON4LO OD67QB via YO3FRI ZA3HA via HA8MT CT9/DL1CW via DL1CW OE50EMC via OE3EMC ZD8O via OH0XX CT9/DL5AXX via DL5AXX PA/DL1EKO/P via DL1EKO ZF2PI via K5PI CT9/W2LK via W2LK PJ2/N8ND via N8ND ZK2A via PA3LEO EA9/HA3NU via HA3NU PJ2/WI9WI via WI9WI ZX2F via PY2FNNEW QSL ROUTE. Jack, RN3RQ, announces that he will be receiving all the logs (since 2000) from Slava for UA2FL and R750Y. He is now the QSL Manager for Slava and will have the full colored QSLs printed up after the CQWW DX CW Contest.
VU2PAI ON LoTW. Pai, VU2PAI, informs OPDX that he has uploaded about 100,000 QSOs to the LoTW dating back from 1995. He states, "It is of course not complete as I still have a lot of logs which are on paper (especially from my IOTA activations to AS-096 and AS-161). I will try and convert them into electronic logs, but it will be a time consuming process!" Pai also mentions that he still has QSL cards for the following activations: VU2PAI/c, AT0PAI, AT2PAI, VU2PAI/50, IOTA cards for St. Marys Island (AS-096) and Sacrifice Rock Island (AS-161). He will be happy to QSL any of these older contacts. However, he suggests, "Please do not send green stamps or IRCs while sending QSL cards to me! IRCs are fine, no problem at all in the regular mail, but mail with dollars comes damaged or goes missing. Sending a QSL with green stamps must be sent via registered mail only!!! But there is no need for that at all."
He states, "I would prefer is if you can stick 2 or 3 beautiful stamps on your envelope when you send your card to me. But please do not forget a Self Addressed Envelope or a address sticker along with your QSL card. I still like to collect paper QSL cards as I like the personal touch. I have also been a keen collector of postage stamps from round the world since I have been a school boy! I will of course be uploading future logs to LoTW when QSOs are logged into the electronic logs." If you have any quries, please send him an E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
QSLS VIA LoTW: 5V7TT, CE4CT, CN3A, CX/N3BNA, DL1CLM, DL5DF, DL5IAH, DU1/F4BKV, F1MWV, F8BJI, FJ/SM5ENX, FJ/SM5FUG, FO8RZ, FP/KV1J, G0DBE, G0WRE, GM2V, GM4WZL, HB9BIN, HB9MEJ, HG7T, HH2/OH2TA, HK6K, J39BS, JA1BOQ, JA1BPA, JA1CLW, JA1CQK, JA1FJL, JA1GHH, JA1WPX, JA2IVK, JA2MOG, JA8BNP, JA8TGI, JE1FQV, JE2OVG, JH1FVE, JH7VHZ, JL1SAM, JN4MIV, JO1WKO, KL7/N0HJZ, KL7RA, LY2YR, OA4SS, OE6IMD, OE9MON, OH7MN, OK1WCF, OK5W, OL1C, OM4EX, OY6FRA, PA3CSG, PA3PCV, PC4U, PC5W, PW7T, PZ5RA, R1ANC, RA3CQ, RA7A, RU9UC, RV3LO, RW0CR, RW0LT, RZ3FW, SP5XOV, SP6CIK, SP9ODY, SV1BTK, SV1AVD, SV1GYG, SV1OZ, SX25JMO, TF3Y, UE3XFF/3, UU2JQ, UY5AA, V26B, VE1OP, VE1VOX, VE6PL, VK4KW, VK5NE, VP2MDG, VP5DX, VP5T, VU2PAI, XU7ADI, YJ0HA, YO2DFA, YO4CSL, YS1ZC, ZK2DL and ZM4T
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5J0BV, 5T5AZ, 5T5BV, 9M6DXX/P, 9M6XRO/P, A71EM, AL7A, IS0E, J3/AA8LL, JA1WPX, JA2AH, KH2/N2NL, OM5MF, PJ2/OH1VR, PJ4N, PJ5/AH6HY, M0URX, V47KP, VB1H, V44KAI, VK4KW, VK4LDX/P, VK4UC, XW1B and YL2BJ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE Reported This Week!
RADIO ARCALA WILL AIR THEIR STATION NETWORK FOR CQWW CW!
A press release by Jarmo, OH2BN, on November 23rd, states: "The 2010 CQWW CW will shortly be dominating the bands, only to prompt several OHs to leave their Northerly fireworks and head South. But at the same time, the fire is set at the home of OH8X, Radio Arcala, Northern Finland, right next to the Santa Claus Village in the spirit of Christmas.
Adding to the OH CQWW fun from these rare ones will be Olli, OH0XX, from Madagascar as 5R8WW, Marko/OH6DO/N5ZO from Ascension Island as ZD8O and Jorma/OH2KI from Gibraltar as ZB2X.
Radio Arcala and their associates are here to contribute to the premier contesting event of the year and offer you another round of exciting multipliers."
QSL routes are:
OH8X via OH2UA ZD8O via OH0XX CR2X via OH2BH ZB2X via OH2KI TC4X via OH2BH OH0X via OH2TA 5R8WW via OH0XXT8, PALAU
Dominique, F5SJB, will be using the callsign TM5CW until December 6th. He will also participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th). QSL via F5SJB direct or by the Bureau to receive a special QSL. This card counts for the CW award for the city of Lons le Saunier.
Members of the Crimean Contest Club will be active as UU5A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via LoTW or K2PF. Operators mentioned are: UU0A, UU2JQ, UU3JX, UU5DX, UU5JR and possibly others.
V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS (Update/IOTA Op)
Operators Yuri/N3QQ and Tim/NL8F will be in the Marshall Islands between November 30th and December 16th. Both operators will arrive on Majuro (OC-029) on November 30th. They will stay in V73-land until December 17th. The operators will travel to Enewetak Atoll (OC-087) where some of the equipment has already been prepositioned. Activity from OC-087 will take place between December 5-16th. Look for some possible 160m operations from Enewetak Atoll. The duo will activate the uninhabited Ujelang Atoll (OC-278 - an IOTA new-one) sometime around December 9-12th, for 2-3 days. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. Yuri's callsign will be V73QQ on Enewetak Atoll and V73RRC on Ujelang Atoll (OC-278). Tim, NL8F, will be active as V73CF from Enewetak Atoll (OC-087), Majuro Atoll (OC-029) and from Ujelang. QSL V73RRC and V73QQ via N7RO. QSL V73CF via K8NA. For updates/live GPS tracking, watch:
VE, CANADA (Zone 2)
Oleksiy, VE2XAA, will be active as VE2XAA/2 during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or VE2XAA.
VOACAP ONLINE (Update)
Jari/OH6BG and the VOACAP Online team now offers coverage area predictions at:
The result map shows the probability to achieve a CW QSO from a TX site to a grid of RX sites. The prediction is plotted on a map of equidistant cylindrical projection, together with the grayline terminator and the position of the Sun.
This service should be of particular interest to DXpeditions and contest operators who want to find the most suitable times of operation on different bands. If a more accurate HF prediction between two locations is needed, then VOACAP-based point-to-point predictions are available at:
VP8, FALKAND ISLANDS
Look for VP8SCC to begin transmitting in Digital modes during December 2010. Activity is from the Falkland Islands Sea Cadet Corps unit. This is a young person's organization and is run with a nautical theme based on the traditions of the Royal Navy. The VP8SCC station is managed by John, VP8CWQ. QSL via: Falkland Islands Sea Cadet Corps, c/o PO Box 785, Stanley, FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands.
Hans, SM3TLG, will be active as VP9/SM3TLG from Bermuda (NA-005) between December 15th. Details about bands/modes activity was not provided. QSL via his home callsign.
Pai, VU2PAI, in Mangalore, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via VU2PAI direct (QRZ.com address). Also, see note under "QSL INFO AND NEWS".
Mirek, VK6DXI (aka SP5IXI, 9M8DX, 9V1XE etc.), will once again be in Zimbabwe and will active as Z21DXI. He will arrive in Bulawayo on December 6th and leave on December 17th. As was the case in February during his first visit, this time it's also a business trip. Mirek said that this time he will be busier than during his February visit, so the time for operation on bands will be very limited. But Mirek always tries to do his best to be active. QSL Z21DXI via SP5UAF, by the Bureau, direct or an E-mail request. All direct QSLs for the February Z21DXI activity are now answered on a daily basis. Cards via the Bureau are sent usualy twice a month.
ZD9, TRISTAN DA CUNHA (Update)
Dieter, DJ2EH, is now active as ZD9T from Tristan da Cunha (AF-029) until December 8th. Activity will be on CW, SSB and RTTY on all bands. He is using a vertical for 16030 meters and a 3 element wire beam. QSL via DJ2EH.
ZL8, KERMADEC ISLANDS (Update)
The ZL8X group continues to be 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:
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following stations are expected to be active in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 27-28th, 2010) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2010 CQWW DX CW Contest. For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML format, please visit Bill's Web page at: http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqc2010.html (By call sign) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqcd2010.html (By entity) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqcz2010.html (By zone) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC CQZ Class QSL Callsign Entity Route ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3V3A Tunisia 33 SOAB LP 4L5O Georgia 21 SOSB 80M N3SL 4L8A Georgia 21 SOAB LoTW; QSL via K1BV 4L0A Georgia 21 SOAB HP LoTW 5B/HA5PP Cyprus 20 SOSB HA5PP 5C5T Morocco 33 M/S EA5YU; QSL via EA Buro/direct 5N7M Nigeria 35 SOSB 10M OM3CGN 5R8WW Madagascar 39 OH0XX 5X1XA Uganda 37 SOSB 20M G3SWH 5Z4EE Kenya 37 SOAB LP NV7E 6V7Y Senegal 35 SOAB HP RX3RC; QSL via Buro or direct 8N5A Japan 25 M/M Buro Auto 8Q7DV Maldives 22 SOAB HP UA9CLB 9H3TX Malta 15 M/2 DL5XAT 9J3A Zambia 36 SOAB LP S57S 9L5VT Sierra Leone 35 M/2 G3SXW; QSL via LoTW 9M2CNC West Malaysia 28 SOSB 20M LoTW; QSL via eQSL and G4ZFE, Bureau or direct 9M6/KM0O East Malaysia 28 SOAB 9Y4W Trinidad & Tobago 09 SOSB 20M DL4MDO AH2R Guam 27 M/S LoTW; QSL via JH7QXJ AH0BT Mariana Islands 27 M/2 7L1FPU AM5M Spain 14 M/S EA5RS B7P China 24 M/S BD7IXG C5A Gambia 35 M/M OM2FY; QSL via Buro or direct C6AKX Bahamas 08 SOSB 20M WA4WTG C6AQQ Bahamas 08 SOAB LP ND3F C6ARR Bahamas 08 SOSB 160M WA4WTG C6ATA Bahamas 08 SOSB 40M WA4WTG CD1R Chile 12 SOSB 15M CE1RKV CE1CR Chile 12 SOSB 10M CE1RKV CE3AA Chile 12 SOSB CE3AA CE3G Chile 12 M/S CE3WDH CO8LY Cuba 08 SOSB 15M EA7ADH CO8TW Cuba 08 SOAB LP HB9SVT CN2R Morocco 33 SOAB HP W7EJ CN3A Morocco 33 SO LoTW; QSL via I2WIJ CR2X Azores 14 OH2BH CR3E Madeira 33 SOAB W3HNK CR3L Madeira 33 M/2 DJ6QT CW5W Uruguay 13 M/S LoTW; QSL via CX6VM DU1/JJ5GMJ Philippines 27 SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via JH5RXS E21YDP Thailand 26 SOSB 15M E21YDP E7DX Bosnia & Herzegovina 15 M/S E77E EA6FO Balearic Islands 14 SOSB 15M EA6URA Balearic Islands 14 SOSB 40M LoTW; QSL via EA3AIR EA8/DH5JG Canary Islands 33 DH5JG Buro EA8CMX Canary Islands 33 SOSB 80M OH2BYS EA8CUU Canary Islands 33 SOSB OH6CS Direct ED8T Canary Islands 33 SOAB LoTW ED9M Ceuta & Melilla 33 M/? DL9USA EE2W Spain 14 M/? EB2BXL EF8M Canary Islands 33 SOAB HP UA3DX ER4A Moldova 16 SOAB HP RA4LW ES9C Estonia 15 M/S ES5RY EY8MM Tajikistan 17 SOSB LoTW; QSL via K1BV direct FO8RZ French Polynesia 32 SO HP LoTW FS St Martin 08 Home Call FY5FY French Guiana 09 SOAB LP FY5FY GJ2A Jersey 14 SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via K2WR or GJ3DVC GM4O Scotland 14 SOSB 20M GM0IIO GM5X Scotland 14 SOAB N3SL GM0EGI Scotland 14 M/S LoTW; QSL via GM0EGI, Buro and direct GZ7V Shetland Islands 14 SOAB HP LoTW H7V Nicaragua 07 M/S W5PF HD2M Ecuador 10 M/M SM6FKF HK1AA Colombia 09 SOSB 80M HK1AA HK1MW Colombia 09 SOSB 10M HK1MW HK1N Colombia 09 SOSB 40M HK1N HK1R Colombia 09 SOSB 15M HK1R HK1X Colombia 09 SOSB 20M HK1X HK0GU San Andres 07 DL7VOG; QSL via DARC Buro or direct HQ2W Honduras 07 SO LP LoTW; QSL via HR2DMR direct HS8JYX Thailand 26 SOSB 15M LoTW HS0AC Thailand 26 M/S HS0ZFZ IH9GPI African Italy 33 M/M IH9GPI IH9R African Italy 33 SOSB 40M IZ1GAR; QSL via Buro or direct IH9X African Italy 33 SOSB 80M IK1QBT; QSL via Buro or direct IM0/OL5Y Sardinia 15 SOSB 15M IR9Y Sicily 15 M/2 IT9ABY IU9T Sicily 15 M/S J28AA Djibouti 37 SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via K2PF J28RO Djibouti 37 SOAB HP F8DFP KG6DX Guam 27 SOSB 15M LoTW; QSL via KG6DX, direct KP2M Virgin Islands 08 M/? AI4U KP3Z Puerto Rico 08 SOAB HP N4AO LN3Z Norway 14 M/S LA9VDA LS1D Argentina 13 M/S LW9EOC LX7I Luxembourg 14 M/2 LX2A LY7A Lithuania 15 M/M LY2ZO LZ9W Bulgaria 20 M/M LZ1PM MD4K Isle of Man 14 SOSB 15M G3NKC MD6V Isle of Man 14 SOSB 20M G3NKC MJ0ASP Jersey 14 SOSB 15M LoTW MW5B Wales 14 SOSB 80M G3TXF NH2T Guam 27 SOAB HP LoTW OH5Z Finland 15 M/S LoTW OH8X Finland 15 SOAB HP OH2UA OH0X Aland Island 15 M/S OH2TA OH0Z Aland Island 15 SOAB HP W0MM OP4K Belgium 14 SOSB OP4K; QSL via Buro or direct OQ3R Belgium 14 SOSB 40M ON4RU; QSL via Buro or direct OZ5E Denmark 14 M/2 LoTW P3N Cyprus 20 SOAB HP RW3RN P40L Aruba 09 M/S WA3FRP P40W Aruba 09 SOAB LoTW; QSL via N2MM PJ4A Bonaire 09 M/S K4BAI PJ5/SP6EQZ St Eustatius 08 SOAB HP SP6EQZ PT5T Brazil 11 SOAB HP PW2D Brazil 11 M/S M0OXO PW2F Brazil 11 SOSB 10M PY2NA PX2A Brazil 11 SOSB 15M PY2WB PZ5T Surinam 09 SOAB HP VE3DZ RA0FF Russia (Asia) 19 SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via RA0FF, direct RA0FU Russia (Asia) 19 SOAB HP RW2F Kaliningrad 15 M/? DK4VW ST2AR Sudan 34 SOAB LP S53R SU/HA3JB Egypt 34 SOSB HA3JB Direct T70A San Marino 15 SOAB HP T70A Buro TA3KM Turkey 20 SOAB OZ1AA TC3A Turkey 20 M/2 LZ1NK TC4X Turkey 20 SOSB OH2BH TC7M Turkey 20 SOAB R5GA TF3CW Iceland 40 SOSB 20M LX1NO TK5A Corsica 15 SOAB IZ8GCB Direct TM4Q France 14 M/S F6FYA TM0R France 14 M/S LoTW; QSL via F5GGL TO3A St Barthelemy 08 SOAB VE3EY TO5T Martinique 08 SOAB HP JE1JKL UP7A Kazakhstan 17 SOSB 40M UN7AL; QSL via Buro or direct UU5A Ukraine 16 M/? LoTW; QSL via K2PF UZ2M Ukraine 16 M/S US0LW V26K Antigua 08 SOAB LP AA3B V47NT St Kitts & Nevis 08 SOAB HP W2RQ V63YT Micronesia 27 SO JE1SCJ; QSL via JARL Buro or direct VE2XAA/2 Canada 02 SOAB LoTW; QSL via VE2XAA VK6AA Australia 29 SOAB HP DL8YR VP2E/? Anguilla 08 M/2 KQ1F VP2M Montserrat 08 M/2 K9CS VP2V/N3DXX Br Virgin Island08 SOAB KN5H VP5CW Turks & Caicos 08 W5CW CBA VP9I Bermuda 05 SO N1HRA VU2PAI India 22 SOAB HP VU2PAI VU2PTT India 22 SOAB LoTW; QSL via VU2PTT, Buro or direct WP3C Puerto Rico 08 SOAB LP W3HNK XU7ACY Cambodia 26 SOAB LP W2EN YE1C Indonesia 28 M/S YE1C Z24EA Zimbabwe 38 LoTW Z37M Macedonia 15 SOSB 20M Z37M; QSL via Buro or direct ZA3HA Albania 15 M/? LoTW ZB2X Gibraltar 14 OH2KI ZD8O Ascension Island 36 SOAB OH0XX ZF1A Cayman Island 08 M/S LoTW; QSL via K6AM, Buro or direct ZK2A Niue 32 M/? PA3LEO ZL7NV Chatham Island 32 SOSB 20M LoTW; QSL via W6NV, direct ZL7VR Chatham Island 32 SOSB 15M OH1VR ZL8X Kermadec Island 32 M/? OQRS ZM4T New Zealand 32 M/2 LoTW; QSL via ZL2AL, direct ZS2DL South Africa 38 SOAB HP NI5DX ZX5J Brazil 11 SOSB 15M
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