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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1100

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1100
BID: $OPDX.1100
February 18, 2013
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, AD1C, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily
DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KH6BZF, N7QT, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News,
W9ILY, 4J5T, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF,, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX,
G3SWH, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM & 50
MHz DX News, IK7JWX, IK1SOW, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site,
Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for
the following DX information.

** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE: This week's bulletin was sent out earlier
than normal to accommodate the late ARRL DX CW Contest announcements.
Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing
of the ARRL DX CW Contest participants.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Saturday, 9th-February, through Friday, 15th-February there were
228 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A,
9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY,
C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s,
E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH,
FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH,
HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA,
JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU,
LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA,
PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a,
SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2,
UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M,
VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO,
YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZK3, ZL, ZP, ZS

* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
First Worry Later" (WFWL).

3V, TUNISIA. SWL Ashraf "Ash", 3V4-002 (KF5EYY), will be active as 3V8SS
from the "Radio Club Station of Tunisian Scouts" in Sousse, during the
ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power
entry. QSL via LoTW or to LX1NO. Read about Ashraf on the following Web

3V, TUNISIA (Correction/Operator Update). An Italian group, along with
the Association des Radio Amateurs Tunisiens (ARAT) and the Engineering
University of Gabes, are planning a second IOTA DXpedition to Djerba
Island (AF-083, WFF 3VFF-007, WLOTA L-1394 and ARLHS TUN-022), between
April 29th and May 6th. The Association des Radio Amateurs Tunisiens
(ARAT) is expected to receive the callsign TS8TI on March 15th. Current
operators/club participants mentioned are 3V8SA (ARCS of Tunisian Scout),
3V8ST (ARC of Tunis), 3V8ESG (Department of Communications and Networking
National Engeneering School of Gab├Ęs), 3V8SF (Scout Radio Club of Sfax),
Leopoldo/I8LWL, Fred/IK7JWX (Team Leader), Antonello/IK2DUW (QSL Manager),
Titti/IK8GQY (YL), Ferruccio/IK8TEM, Ampelio/IS0AGY, Rosy/IW2NLC (YL),
Ashraf/KF5EYY and Stefano/IK6JRI. Activity will be on all HF bands,
including the 30/17/12 meter bands and the CW, SSB, RTTY, AMTOR and
PSK31 modes. They are looking for operators, sponsors and individual
contributions, contact Fred, IK7JWX, at <>.

4JT, AZERBAIJAN (Special Prefix). The Federation of Radio Sport of Azerbaijan
has announced that during the period of February 14th and March 5th, the
Azerbaijanian HAMs are permitted to add the special addition of the letter
"T", which means "Tragedy", to their callsigns. For example: 4J7DL would
change to 4JT7DL, or 4K3M to 4KT3M, etc.... The activity is to remember
the 21st anniversary of one of the most horrific events of the 1990s, the
"Khojaly Massacre", the biggest war crime in the area of the former USSR.
QSL via operator's home callsign. ADDED NOTE: On behalf of a group of
Azerbaijani-Americans and their friends throughout the nation and the
world, on the eve of the 21st anniversary of this tragedy, they hereby
call upon you to help them commemorating Khojaly Massacre and its victims
with a Presidential proclamation and submit a petition to the White House.

5C, MOROCCO. Members of the URE Cartagena team will be active from the
ARRAM HQ club station (CN8MC) in Rabat as 5C5T during the ARRL DX CW
Contest (February 16-17th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via
EA5YU, by the Spanish Bureau or direct. Operators mentioned are: Juan/
EA5BLJ, Jose/EA5CP and Jose/EA5YU. The operators will be there until
February 18th, and plan to be active outside of the contest on 80-10
meters using 100 watts, CW only.

5X, UGANDA (Update). Members of the F6KOP team will be going QTH as 5X8C
on February 18th. If you did not make a QSO with the 5X8C team, you may
have another chance with a 5X station. Reg, NH6T, who is also in Uganda
building apartment units there, reports: "Had the opportunity to spend
several hours with the huge group out at Country Lake Resort yesterday
(February 10th) afternoon and it was probably the most ham radio fun for
me of the past decade. This resort, which was several miles down a rutted
dirt road, was a mammoth tropical paradise equivalent to most of our
Hawaiian resorts other than the Hyatt Regency. The complete antithesis
of HK0NA what with swimming pool and food/drinks at the snap of a finger.
The organization and operation of this undertaking would put most military
campaigns to shame. The group is so well experienced that they had all
antennas and six operating positions up and running in less than one day
and an antenna farm which defies description. Thousands of feet of coax
cable running every direction like spaghetti and antennas even mounted on
the the ends of piers sticking out into Lake Victoria (the 2nd largest
fresh water lake in the world). One does not expect to see multiple four-
squares on a DXpedition." Reg also mentioned that he received the callsign
5W1C, but has not been on the air much because of his work. He also states
[edited], "I'm only working with an NVIS antenna strung along the hedges
here, but with usable signals on all bands except 20M which is way down
in the mud. .... I literally can't get a higher antenna up here on the
estate because the trees are so thick and also covered with thorns. On my
first try I wound up my trusty hammer weight for an underhanded throw and
it went high enough, but unfortunately remained stuck in the branches."
Reg also added that the F6KOP team tried to get his callsign 5X1C for
their DXpedition, but were told they had to settle for 5X8C because
Entebbe is in a different radio district than Kampala.
As this was being written on February 15th, the 5X8C log on ClubLog
reports that the 5X8C team as made 70435/QSOs with 18896/Unique callsigns
(35714/CW, 25869/SSB and 8852/RTTY) with 1056/AF, 0/AN, 6219/AS, 51747/EU,
10106/NA, 553/OC and 754/SA. To check your QSOs, go to:
Remember, Yann, F1NGP, is their QSL Manager (100% OK Direct, ClubLog's
OQRS, Bureau and LoTW). For more details and updates, see:

9U, BURUNDI (Update). The international team of operators from ON, PA and
GM are now on the air as 9U4U from Bujumbura until February 23rd. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL Manager will be M0URX.
The 9U4U Web site is online at:
This DXpedition will also have a Twitter page <>.

9X, RWANDA. Nick, G3RWF (5X1NH), plans to go to Rwanda between March
4-12th. He has requested the callsign 9X0NH, and the license should be
valid for 2013 because he could return later in the year. Activity will
be from Kigali and will be mainly CW. QSL via G3RWF.

A3, TONGA (Update/Callsign Change). Werner, DJ9KH, is now active from
Tongatapu Island (OC-049) until February 23rd, and then on Vava'u Island
(OC-064) between February 24th and March 2nd. His callsigns will be A35WH
on both islands. He reported on February 14th: "Sorry to say, that we had
to leave our mast-material in Auckland. Air New Zealand wanted us to pay
a hell lot of money for 2kg fiberglass, incredible. Now we took a palm-
tree instead, not that high, but good enough for a vertical-dipole for
20/17/15m. Tried to work CW this morning GMT. Some more will follow." His
equipment will be a K3 with 100 watts and wire-antennas (loops and
verticals). Activity will be on the HF bands, depending on propagation.
Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826.5, 3505, 7020, 10105, 14024, 18080, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 3799, 7070, 14190, 18145, 21290, 24950 and 28490 kHz
RTTY - 10140, 14080, 18110, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz

QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the DARC Bureau. He plans to
update on <> every day and give information about
planned activities, modes and frequencies. He doesn't use an online-log,
LoTW and e-QSL.

A6, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. Alex, SQ9UM, will be active as A6/SQ9UM between
February 16-22nd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, including the 30/17/12
meter bands, using CW, RTTY and from time to time SSB and PSK. QSL via
his home callsign.

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, is now accepting
the following operations for DXCC credit:
Z81A and Z81D ­ Republic of South Sudan;
Current operations commencing 2012

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Mauri, OHBYS, will be active as EA8CMX during the
ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/
High-Power entry. QSL via OH2BYS.

EF8, CANARY ISLANDS. Juan, EA8RM (ex-EA8CAC), will be active as EF8R
during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/All-
Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or EB7DX.

FM, MARTINIQUE (Correction). Michael, HB9WDF, (not Ted, K7TRK), who was
active as KP4/HB9WDF (Puerto Rico) and FY/HB9WDF (Kourou, French Guyana)
two weeks ago, will be active as FM/HB9WDF from Martinique between now
and February 21st. Activity will be holiday style on the satellites (AO-7,
FO-29, VO-52, SO-50 and others if they are active), and the HF bands on
PSK-31 and sometimes SSB. QSL via HB9WDF, direct, by the Bureau and eQSL.

H40, TEMOTO PROVINCE. Members of the Temotu Aid Radio Club (TARC) report
on "After the terrible earthquake and tsunami on February 6th,
2013, a group of Radio Amateurs founded the Temotu Aid Radio Club (TARC).
We are organizing aid for the local people, specially for supporting the
LATA hospital. Therefore the next upcoming DX-expedition activity will
be from December 21st, 2013, to January 10th, 2014 from Lata, Nendo
Island (OC-100). Donations to support the local hospital are most welcome.
The travel costs for the expedition will be fully financed by the operators
themselves. So your donation goes straight 100% to the LATA hospital."
They mention the callsign will be H40TA and the activity will be on CW
and SSB. QSL and donations information will be forthcoming (November 2013).

H44, SOLOMON ISLANDS (Excerpts Edited From Press Release #2 by G3SWH).
Operators Phil/G3SWH and Jim/G3RTE will be active from Honiara, Guadal-
canal, in the Solomon Islands, between February 18-28th. The Solomon
Islands are located in CQ zone 28, ITU zone 51. Guadalcanal counts as
OC-047 for IOTA purposes. The "most wanted" data provided by ClubLog
currently shows the Solomon Islands at #81 in Europe and #77 in North
America. Their activity will be on CW only on all bands 80-10 meters
using 2 x K2s with 2 x KPA500 amplifiers to wire antennas. There will
be no 160, 60, 6 meters or EME activity. Propagation permitting, they
plan to have two stations on the air for as many hours everyday as is
possible. Their 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. They will always work split and listen between
1 and 5 kHz up. Subject to a reliable Internet connection, they will
upload the log to ClubLog and the G3SWH Web site on a daily basis. Other-
wise the complete log will be uploaded upon their return. The log will
be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible after they return to the UK.
Please make only one QSO per band. Making duplicate QSOs prevents someone
else from making a QSO! Duplicate QSOs will *NOT* be logged. Believe
your ears, not your Internet browser! QSL via G3SWH, either via the OQRS
facility on Phil's Web site <> (recommended),
direct with SAE and adequate return postage or via the traditional Bureau
route. There is more information at <> which
will be updated from time to time.

HQ2, HONDURAS. Hiro, JA6WFM, will be active as HQ2N from San Pedro Sula
during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power
entry. QSL via EA5GL or LoTW. Hiro will be here until January 2014.

IOTA DXPEDITION. John, YB5NOF, along with possibly 1 or 2 more operators,
will activate three Indonesian IOTA groups during the months of May, June
and July. His plans are tentative, but here is the schedule:
Banggai Island (OC-208) - During late April/early May; he will apply
for the YE8B callsign.
Subi Besar Islands (OC-109) - Sometime in June; he will apply for the
YE5S callsign.
Tambelan Islands (OC-122) - During July for the RSGB IOTA Contest); he
will apply for the YE5T callsign.
More details will be forthcoming. Stay tuned!

IOTA NEWS..............
EU-001. Operators Teo/SV1GRM, George/SV1RP, John/SV1GYG, John/SV1GE
and Takis/SV2FWV will be active from Kalolimnos Island (GIOTA
DKS-048, MIA MGD-011, WLOTA 0662) between May 10-20th. Activity
will be on all HF bands and modes. QSL via SV1GRM.

EU-010. Graham, MM0GHM, will be active as MM0GHM/m from the Isle of
Barra (IOSA OH11, SCOTIA HI02, WLOTA 3126), Outer Hebrides,
between March 24-29th. Activity will be on the HF bands,
depending on propagation. QSL via his home callsign, direct
or RSGB Bureau.

EU-038. Dirk, DL5DCL, will once again be active as PA/DL5DCL from
Ameland Island (WLOTA 1059) for 5 days starting April 1st.
Activity will be holiday style on several HF bands, CW only.
He will have an online log search and OQRS available during
and after his operation. He will have a new high quality QSL
card available. QSL via DL5DCL, by the Bureau, direct or via
OQRS. Visit his Web site at: http:/

EU-125. Dieter, DF2SD, will be active as OZ/DF2SD from Fano Island
(DIA NS-002, WWFF OZFF-004) between August 17-30th. Activity
will be holiday style on the 30/17/12 meter bands only, using
mainly RTTY and some SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct
or by the Bureau.

NA-171. (Update) Operators Ismael/XE1AY, Benjamin/XE1AU, Armando/XE1CIC
and Enrique/XE2AA will be active as XF2E from Venados Island
between April 21-26th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters. QSL
via IT9EJW. Visit their Web page at:

OC-016. Jim, W8ERI, will be active as 3D2ZF from Taveuni Island between
February 17-23rd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters mainly SSB.
QSL via his home callsign.

OC-161. Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/6 from Nias Island between
March 8-13th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his
home callsign. Visit his Blog page at:

OC-245. Operators Ucok/YB6AR, Adhi/YB3MM, Budi/YF1AR and Evendi/YC6EI
will be active from Rondo Island (ARLHS IDO-369) between March
9-17th. Callsign has not yet been announced. Activity will be
on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via IZ8CCW, direct
or by the Bureau. For more info and updates, visit:

J6, ST. LUCIA. Rob, N7QT, will be heading back to Saint Lucia on a suitcase
mini-DXpedition as J6/N7QT between April 5-16th. He will be using the new
CrankIR portable antenna system from SteppIR <>. Operator
Frans, J69DS, will join him. Their operational base will be a magnificent
villa located in Babonneau, which overlooks the city of Gros Isle and Cap
Estate. Their goal is to demonstrate "ultralite" DXpeditions from magnif-
icent "vista" locations. The operation's equipment will include a field
portable radio (battery only) and using backpack/lightweight antennas.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY or PSK, as well
as operating field portable (battery only) either from the St. Lucia
beaches or scenic mountain tops. During field portable operations, they
will sign their callsigns /P. QSL J6/N7QT via LoTW, eQSL, by the Bureau,
or direct to his home callsign (SASE required!). J69DS will only accept
direct QSLs with a SASE. NO Bureau QSLs!

J7, DOMINICA. Rick, KK4GV, will be active as J79GV from Calibishie on
the northeast side of the island of Dominica (NA-101) between March
8-17th. He states, "The island is fairly un-commercialized and is mostly
rainforest and volcanic mountains. It has the tallest mountain peaks in
the Caribbean and is called the 'Nature Island of the Caribbean'." His
activity will be holiday style and SSB only. QSL via his home callsign,
direct or by the Bureau. He will upload log to LoTW when he gets home.

KH2/NH2, GUAM. Dave, N2NL, will once again be active as NH2T from Guam
(OC-026) during ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/
All-Band/Assisted entry. Activity will be part-time with a focus on the
low bands. He is expected to be here until the summer of 2013. Dave is
usually active (outside of contests) as KH2/N2NL and during all contests
as NH2T. QSL via LoTW or via W2YC.

Feb/18th AN Feb/21st AN Feb/23rd HN
Feb/19th AN Feb/22nd HN Feb/24th HN-AN
Feb/20th AN

----------------- ------ -------- ------
AN - Above Normal Quiet K=0-1 0-7
HN - High Normal Unsettled K=2 8-15
LN - Low Normal Active K=3 16-29
BN - Below Normal Minor Storm K=4 30-49
DIS - Disturbed Major Storm K=5 50-99
VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9 100-400

KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA (Cancelled). Operators Bill/N6MW and Jim/N6TQ, who
were expected to be active as KH8/N6MW from a hotel in Tutuila between
March 19-28th, have postponed this indefinitely.

KP3, PUERTO RICO. Members of the Los Chachos Contest Club will be active
as KP3Z during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Multi-Single
entry. Operators mentioned are Felipe/NP4Z and Eric/NP3A. QSL via N4AO.

MJ, JERSEY. A Belgian team will be active as MJ/ON6NB from Jersey between
May 24-30th. Operators mentioned are Philippe/ON4ACP, Erik/ON4ANN, Jose/
ON4CAU, Erik/ON4CCV, Walter/ON8CW, Cedric/ON4CKM and Rudi/ON6MI. The
pilot station will be Frans/ON6QB. Activity will be on 160-2 meters using
CW, SSB and PSK. An emphasis will be on the higher bands, conditions
permitting. QSL via ON4ANN, direct or by the Bureau. There will be an

NEW CONTEST (RaDAR 2013). The RaDAR-America contest is an event aimed at
promoting the use of Rapidly Deployable Amateur Radio stations throughout
North and South America. This contest is for all licensed radio amateurs.
A choice is made prior to the contest to participate in one of the defined
categories. The points system is so structured as to encourage portable
operation, especially moveable stations. The event takes place the first
Saturday of April and first Saturday of November starting at 14:00 UTC
and ending at 18:00 UTC (4 hours). Complete rules can be found at:

OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Kim, OH6KZP, will be active as OH0X during the ARRL DX
SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW or to OH2TA.

PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Janusz/SP9FIH and Kazik/SP6AXW will be active
as PJ4/homecall from Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) between April 8-20th.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies
SSB - 1880, 3780, 7180, 14180, 18140, 21280, 24980, 28480 and 50120 kHz
RTTY - 1835, 3580, 7035, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz

A survey is available for bands/modes needs on their Web page. QSL via
SP9FIH: Janusz Wegrzyn, P.O. Box 480, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland (see Web page
for details; PayPal available). For more details and updates, see:

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated February 15th)
3G3P via CE3PG ED2C via EA2RCF PA6NB via PA7JWC
3Z2X via SP2YWL FM/R5GA via UA3DX SN150AW via SP5CGN
6V7S via RK4FF HA30S via HG1S TC1DX via TA1DX
6Y2T via VE3DZ HC2/RC5A via RC5A UP4L via UN7LZ
9H3FW via DK7YY HK0/F6BFH via F6BFH YM7KA via TA7KA
9H3KK via SP7VC HK1AR via RW6HS (d) YN3M via W0MM
A60A via IZ8CLM LT0H via EA7FTR YO2013EYOWF via YO6MP

(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only

NOT THE MANAGER. Willi, DF8WS, reports that he has been receiving more
and more QSLs for activities of RM4A and RM7M in the last years. He
states, "I was only manager for these special callsigns before the
USSR fell apart. In that time, prefix belonged to Kirghiz Rep. but
after that I don't know to whom these calligns belong to and how to
send QSLs."

9J3A, 9L0W, 9M2CNC, 9X/ON4WW, A45XR, A65BP, C31BO, C6ABB, CO2JD, CP4BT,


TC4X, TO5T, V31JZ/P, Z60K and ZD9AH.

RI1, FRANZ JOSEF LAND. Eugene, UA4RX, will be active as RI1FJ from Franz
Josef Land (EU-019) during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as
a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via UA2FM direct, an OQRS is available
on ClubLog.

SV8, GREECE (IOTA/Contest Op). Rich, M5RIC, will be active as SV8/M5RIC
from Zakynthos Island (EU-052) between July 23-30th. Activity will be on
80-10 meters using SSB and RTTY. Rich will also be in the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/High-Power/DXpedition entry. QSL
via M5RIC.

TX5, CLIPPERTON ISLAND (Update). The following update was posted on
February 12th, on the TX5K Clipperton Island DXpedition Web page [edited]:
"All the California equipment has been assembled and is on the truck. It
will be transported to San Diego on Wednesday, Thursday, February 13th.
The boat (Shogun, San Diego) will be loaded on Thursday-Friday, February
14-15th. The first half of the team will board on Monday, February 18th,
and the boat will sail for Cabo San Lucas, to pick up the rest of the
team. We expect to arrive at Clipperton Island on February 26th. It will
take at least one day to land and get the camp set up, so QRV should not
be expected before February 28th. Please watch this site, the BLOG, and
various news outlets for the anticipated start of operations. We look
forward to having a rewarding DXpedition, and seeing you at the conferences
later this year. We will be hosting a Courtesy Suite after the DX Dinner
at Dayton and a similar party at Friedrichshafen, so plan to come see us!
Good luck to all who want a contact with TX5K! Be sure to watch it in
real time with DXA <> and write to the BLOG

V3, BELIZE. Lee, N8LJ (ex-T32LJ), will be active as V31LJ from Placencia
between February 27th and March 6th. Activity will be on the HF bands.
QSL via K8ESQ.

VP2M, MONTSERRAT. Operators John/KB8RJ and XYL Crissie/WD8KUR will be
active as VP2MRS and VP2MUR, respectively, from Gingerbread Hill in St.
Peter's on Montserrat Island between February 20th and March 14th.
Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters, including the WARC
bands, using mostly SSB and some PSK. QSL both callsigns via KB8RJ.

VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (6m Op). Dave, W9DR, will be active as
VP2V/W9DR from the north shore of the Island of Anegada (NA-023) in
the British Virgin Islands (FK78TR) between June 14-28th. Activity will
be on 50.115 MHz (SSB) and 50.115.6 MHz (CW). He will also be running
a beacon on 50.115.6 when the band is not open. Please submit confirmation
request (QSL) to W9DR home address (

YE1, INDONESIA. Members of the Bekasi DX Contest Club (YE1ZAT) will be
active during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Multi-
Single entry. QSL via YE1ZAT, by the Bureau, e-QSL or direct via info
on Visit the Bekasi DX Contest Club's Web page at:

The following stations are expected to be active in the
ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th, 2013)
Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2013 ARRL DX CW Contest.
For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
Contest DXCC Class QSL
Callsign Entity Route
3D2RX Rotuma M/S LoTW; QSL via W7YAQ
3V8BB Tunisia SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via LX1NO (d)
5C5T Morocco M/S EA5YU
6Y2T Jamaica SOAB HP VE3DZ
C6APG Bahamas SOSB 160M LoTW; QSL via K4PG direct
C6AZZ Bahamas SOSB 20M KQ8Z
CR3A Madeira M/S OM2VL
E71A Bosnia & Herzogovina SOAB HP E71A
EA8CMX Canary Islands SOSB 40M LoTW
EF8R Canary Islands SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via EB7DX
EF8USA Canary Islands M/S W2GR
ET3AA Ethiopia N2OO
F6KOP France M/S F6KOP (B)
FY5KE French Guiana SOSB 20M LoTW; QSL REF (B) or FY5KE direct
HC1/W0OR Ecuador SO LP W0OR
HC2/RC5A Ecuador SOAB LP RC5A; QSL via (B/d)
HK1NA Colombia M/M K6IPM
HQ2N Honduras SO LP LoTW; QSL via EA5GL
IR1Y Italy M/S M/? IK1YDB Direct
J88DR St Vincent SOAB LP G3TBK; QSL via RSGB (B) or (d)
KP2M Virgin Islands M/S
KP2MM Virgin Islands SOAB LoTW
KP3Z Puerto Rico M/S N4AO
LU1DZ Argentina M/S LU1DZ (d); QSL via (e)
LX7I Luxembourg M/S LX2A
M5E England M/? G0CKV
OH0X Aland Island SO OH2TA
P40W Aruba TBD LoTW
PJ2T Curacao M/? LoTW; QSL via W3HNK
RI1FJ Franz Josef Land SO LP UA2FM
T46T Cuba M/? LoTW; QSL via OQRS or RZ3EC (d)
T6LG Afghanistan SOAB LZ1ZF
T6MO Afghanistan SO LP K9GY
TI5W Costa Rica M/2
TO5X Martinique SOAB HP R5GA
V31TP Belize M/S WC0W
VP2ME Montserrat SO LoTW
VP9/W6PH Bermuda SOAB LP W6PH (d)
VQ5RP Turks & Caicos LoTW; QSL via K0UU (B/d)
YE1ZAT Indonesia M/S YE1ZAT
Z37M Macedonia M/S LoTW
ZF2AM Cayman Islands SOAB HP LoTW
ZL3IO New Zealand SOAB HP ZL3IO (B/d)

(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only
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President of the "Northern Ohio DX Association" (NODXA)
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