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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1130
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1130
September 30, 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, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, AA3B, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR
& The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4DN, K5KG, WF5E, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX
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News, 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 CQWW DX RTTY Contest announcements.
Also, we wanted to provide the OPDX readers with a consolidated
listing of the CQWW DX RTTY Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Friday, 20th-September, through Friday, 27th-September there were
230 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W,
4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X,
8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7,
A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX,
D2, D6, 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, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ,
GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ,
I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6,
KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON,
OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5,
SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK,
UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP6, VP8,
VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS,
YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, 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).
5B, CYPRUS. Tony, RT9T, will once again be active as 5B4ALB from Pachyammos
(AS-004, MIA MCI-002, WLOTA 0051) between October 17th and November 4th.
Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via RT9T direct only.
5R, MADAGASCAR. Eric, F6ICX, will once again be active as 5R8IC from
Saint Marie Island (AF-090) between November 16th and December 15th.
Activity will be holiday style operating CW, RTTY, and PSK63, and using
a FT450 with 100 watts into various GPs or Inverted-Ls and a Hexbeam
for 20-10 meters. There will be no online log during his activity. QSL
via his home callsign (QRZ.com).
5V, TOGO. Wim, ON4CIT, will once again be active as 5V7TH from Togo (Grid
Square JJ06rf) sometime in November and December. Activity will be on
40-6 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and
RTTY. He plans to be on in the evening on 40 and 30 meters. Wim mentions
that he will travel during the day to Benin to collect his TY1 callsign
papers which is supposed to be ready. During that same day, he will try
to search for a nice QTH in Grand Popo (Benin) for his TY1 DXpedition
and move from Togo to Grand Popo, Benin, when everything is sorted out.
QSL via his home callsign, direct (2 USDs/EU and 3 USDs/US), by the
Bureau, LoTW (uploaded year later) or by the ClubLog's OQRS. For more
details, visit: http://www.dxpedition.be/5V7TH.html
9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. Jim, N6TJ, will be active as 9Y4W from Scar-
borough, Tobago Island (SA-009, WLOTA 0412), during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via DFL4MDO,
direct or by the Bureau.
A2, BOTSWANA (Op Cancelled!). Donovan, ZS2DL, who was expected to lead a
team of operators in April of 2014 to Botswana, has announced: "It is with
tremendous disappointment, that we have had to cancel the A22D trip in
April 2014. The main reason for this has been the breakdown of sponsorship
from one of the main Japanese manufacturer of Radio equipment. These
negotiations have been ongoing for nearly a year now, and business must
be bad as we simply could not reach a workable solution. As a result we
have no alternative but to cancel the A22D adventure. Please accept our
most sincere apologies, but promise to be back from somewhere else soon,
maybe even more sought after than A2."
A5, BHUTAN. Operators Junichi/JH3AEF, Ryo/JH7EQW and Jusei/JA3IVU will
be active as A52AEF, A52EQW and A52IVU, respectively, from Dochula Pass
between October 10-20th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB
and the Digital modes. QSL via their home callsigns.
AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Operators Jussi-Pekka/OH6RX and Esa/OH7WV will be
active as AH0K from Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086) during both CQWW
DX SSB (October 26-27th) and CQWW DX CW Contests (November 23-24th) as a
Multi-2 entry. Activity outside the contest will be on the HF bands and
possibly on the 6 meter band. QSL route TBA.
BV60, TAIWAN (Special Event). Members of the China Radio Association (CRA)
will activate the special event callsign BV60V from Tainan between Sep-
tember 28th and December 31st. Activity is to celebrate the 60th anni-
versary of Victory Broadcasting Company. Operations will start during
this coming weekend's CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th) as a Multi-
Multi entry. They also plan to operate between October 11-13th, from Lin
Mo-Niang Park. Operators mentioned are Tang/BM2AAV, Eddie/BV2DD, Evan/
BV2KS, Lee/BV2NT, Pro/BX4AN and Koshiro/JA3AQM. QSL route is available
on QRZ.com or <http://www.cra.org.tw/amateur/qsl_en.aspx>.
C6, BAHAMAS. Rich, N0HJZ, will once again be active as C6ARW from Grand
Bahama Island between October 22-29th. Activity will be on 30/17/12 meters
this time using CW and RTTY. Operations will also include the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL
via his home callsign direct.
CE0Y, EASTER ISLAND (Update). Operators Jose/CE0HYO, Gustavo/CX2AM,
Humberto/CX3AN, Gustavo/CX3CE, Mario/CX4CR, Gen/EA5HPX, Francisco/EA7FTR
and Carlos/LU2NI will be active as XR0YY from Hanga Roa, Easter Island,
between November 1-7th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB
and the Digital modes. They will have 3 stations operating simultaneously.
QSL via EB7DX. They have a Web site available at:
CR3, MADEIRA. Members of the Madeira Contest Team will be active as CR3A
during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th) as a Multi-? entry.
Operators mentioned are Joe/CT3BD, Luis/CT3DL, Joe/CT3DZ, Luis/CT3EE,
Duarte/CT3EN, Jose/CT3IA, Tiago/CT3KU, Jose/CT3KY and Tony/CT1FFU. QSL
via EA5GL or LoTW.
CR3/CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS. The CR3L contest station in Santana on Madeira
Island (AF-014) will be active during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September
28-29th) as a Multi-Multi entry. Operators mentioned are Juergen/DJ2VO,
Walter/DJ6QT, Peter/DJ6XV, Hermann/DK1AQ, Tom/DL6TK, Kalle/DM3BJ, Han-J./
DL1YFF and Andy/LX1DA. QSL CR3L via DJ6QT. Activity by operators, QSL via
their home callsign. Visit the CR3L Santana, Madeira Island, Web page at:
CY0, SABLE ISLAND. Just a reminder that operators Gary/VE1RGB, Murray/
WA4DAN and Rick/AI5P will be active as CY0P from Sable Island (NA-063,
CISA NS004, WLOTA 0758, WWFF CYFF-001) between October 1-11th. Activity
will be on all bands 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via VE1RGB,
direct or by the Bureau. For more information and updates, visit:
D4, CAPE VERDE. Operators Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DJ7ZG will be active as
D44TXT from the Island of Santiago (AF-005) between October 19th and
Novvember 7th. Operations will be near Praia, the capital town, and from
a rented private house. Lot informs OPDX that the license was very dif-
ficult to obtain, and took over 10 months to get it. Originally, the
DXpedition was planned for the spring of 2013. Activity will be on
80-10 meters using RTTY, PSK63 and SSB. If they have a great opening
on 6 meters, they will be on air. With their baggage being limited,
they will have 2 stations: 2x Elecraft K2 with 2x 600W PA and 1x FT857
for 6m; Data Interface "IF one" from "Funkamateur Magazine" and data
programs -MixW and WinTest; Triple Leg antennas and dipoles. QSL via
LoTW, direct or by the Bureau.
FR/TO2, REUNION ISLANDS. Stephane, F5UOW, will once again be active from
Reunion Island (AF-016). He will sign as FR/F5UOW between October 31st
and November 21st, but between November 3-17th, he will sign TO2R. His
activity will be mostly CW between 40-10 meters. QSL via F5UOW, direct
or by the Bureau.
FW, WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS. Jean-Jacques, TK5JJ, will leave Corsica
for 2 years and travel to Wallis Island where he will be active as FW5JJ.
He hopes to be active very soon after his arrival with an Icom 756PRO
and G5RV antenna. The rest of his equipement will arrive later. He will
be active on SSB, CW and the Digital modes on all HF bands, 6m and 2m
EME. QSL via F5RXL.
AF-018. Aldo, IK2ANI will be active as IH9/IK2ANI from Isola di Pan-
telleria (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WLOTA 0041) between September
27th and October 1st. Activity will be holiday style on
30-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He will use 100 watts
into a vertical antenna. Listen for QSL route.
AF-019. (Reminder/Update - Ops!) An international team of operators
will be active as IG9Y from Lampedusa Island between October
17-30th. Operators mentioned currently are Gabor/HA1YA, Don/
JH5GHM, Boyko/LZ1QN, Dale/N3BNA, Frederic/ON4LG, Aurelio/PC5A,
Rob/PE1ITR, Vlad/RC0F, Silvo/S50X, Romeo/S52RU, Renato/S57UN,
Slavc/S57DX, Drago/S59A and Konstantin/VE3LA. Activity will
be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, and RTTY, with four stations
on the air. The team will be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via ON4LG. An OQRS will be
available for direct and Bureau cards. Visit their Web page
AS-100. Operators Yuli/4X6HP, Vlad/4Z5IW and Ros/4Z5LA will be active
as homecall/p, weather permitting, from Akhziv Island between
October 18-19th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via
EU-025. Members of the Arcibessi DX & Contest Group will be active as
IQ9UI from Sicily Island during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest
(September 28-29th) and CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th)
as a Multi-Multi entry (for the first time!). QSL via IT9CHU
or LoTW. Operators mentioned are Antonello/IT9EQO, Carmelo/IT9AUG,
Fabio/IT9GSF, Marcello/IT9CJC, Vincenzo/IT9CHU, Giuseppe/IT9HBT,
Carlo/IK1HJS, Andrea/IV3SKB, Flavio/IV3TMV and Domenico/IW9GTD.
Special guests are Luis/IV3PRK and Peter/IV3YYK for support on
the low bands. Visit the II9P Web page at: http://ii9p.com
EU-054. Operators Raffaello/IT9ATF, Renato/IT9NPR, Pippo/IT9PPG and
Antonino/IT9RDG will be active as IF9A from Favignana Island
(IIA TP-011, MIA MI-025, WLOTA LH-1545) for the CQWW DX SSB
Contest as (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. Activity
will be on all bands and modes outside of the contest. QSL
via IT9ATF, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-057. Operators Friedrich/DL4BBH, Matthias/DK7LV, Klaus/DL7UXG,
Henning/DB5BZ, Peter/DJ4RU and Ric/DL2VFR will be active as
DM50IOTA from Hiddensee Island (DID O-005, WLOTA 2371) between
September 28th and October 4th. Activity will be on all HF
bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via DL2VFR, by the Bureau
or direct. For more details and updates, visit the QRZ.com
Web site or: http://www.iota-expedition.com
ADDED NOTES: This is one of many German Island groups activated
by DM50IOTA during the 50th IOTA Marathon. DM50IOTA will activate
all German IOTAs during that time. If you have worked DM50IOTA
from all German IOTAs by the end of 2013, you can apply for a
special award. Also, this activation will also count for the
Vorpommern Lagoon Area National Park WWFF (WorldWide Flora
Fauna) reference DLFF-014. It also counts for the lighthouse
Dornbusch (DLTD_GLHA #17, ARLHS FED-026, WLOTA 2371).
NA-060. Dan, HR2DMR, is planning to visit Tigre Island and hopes to
be active as HQ4W (appending) between October 17-20th. His
operating time on the island may be restricted due to the
Honduran Navy exercises. Operations will be on the HF bands
using CW and SSB. QSL via KD4POJ.
NA-130. Mike, VE2XB, had to cancel his VY0BRR operation to Broughton
(Qikiqtarjuaq) Island, Nunavut, between September 23-27th.
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For October). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of October 2013:
GX4BJC/A & GX4BJC/P - Operated from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by
Herbie - G6XOU. (ISWL Council Member & QSL Bureau Manager)
(The /A WAB Square = TM22 - England & IOTA = EU-005 & WLOTA
= LH-1841); (If required, the GX4BJC/P WAB details will be
given during QSOs).
MX1SWL/A - Operated /A from Hartford, in Cambridgeshire, by Tom,
G3RPV. (/A WAB Square = TL27 - England, IOTA = EU-005 &
WLOTA = LH-1841).
ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual
operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL
NO LoTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see
<www.iswl.org.uk> for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for
J7, DOMINICA. Operators Charlie/K1XX, George/K5KG, Jim/WI9WI and Gus/VO1MP
will be active as J79XX, J75KG, J79WI and J79MP, respectively, from
Dominica (NA-101) between November 16-25th. The group plans to also be
in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) signing J7A as a Multi-2
entry. QSL J75KG via K5KG, J79XX via K1XX, J79WI via WI9WI, J79MP via
VO1MP and J7A via NX4N.
KH9, WAKE ISLAND (Press Release #5). Joe, W8GEX, sent out the following
press release on September 24th [edited]: "The Wake Atoll commemorative
team is in the final phase of preparation. All equipment has been received
in Hawaii and will be transported to Hickam AFB for delivery to Wake
Island. Thanks, Kimo, KH7U for your invaluable assistance!
The plan is for the team to assemble in Hawaii on or before 3rd October,
depart 4th October and arrive on 5th October. The following day will be
dedicated to station set-up.
There will be two CW and two SSB stations on the air. The CW site will
be located across from the Arrivals terminal and the SSB site will be
housed in a 'beach house' near downtown Wake.
We are planning on being QRV 7th October through 18th October (Wake
time). If there are any changes, they will be posted on our website.
<http://wake2013.org/pages/bandplan.html> Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog
as time and internet access allows.
This is a commemorative DXpedition. Our prime objective is to honor the
lives and contributions of the Forgotten 98 civilian contractors who lost
their lives on Wake during WWII. Some of these men have yet to be ident-
ified and are interred in Honolulu. If you know any of the Forgotten 98
or their relatives, modern DNA testing may identify their remains and
provide for a proper burial. Please take a moment to look through their
The team wants to thank the DX community, including generous worldwide
Foundations, Clubs, Individuals, Equipment manufacturers and outlets for
their outstanding support of the Wake commemorative efforts. These DX-
peditions are extremely expensive and could not be accomplished without
the support of the entire DX community. Visit the <http://wake2013.org>
website to view our sponsors and make your personal donation.
Please note! A few other DXpeditions will be on the air during the
Wake operation. To avoid the dreaded 'not in the log', please be sure
which DXpedition you are working! Our operators will announce the K9W
callsign often to help identify your contact.
Please check our website frequently for updates. <http:/wake2013.org/>
And don't forget to sign our guestbook!
73, K9W Wake Atoll Management Team"
ADDED NOTE FROM W8GEX TO THE 60 METERS GANG: "As you may know, I am part
of the K9W Wake Island team. Our plans are to leave Hawaii on Oct. 5 for
Wake. If all goes well, we will be QRV late on the 6th. After we get into
our routine, I'll send an email to let you know my 60m operating times. I
am planning to listen for Europe around 0430z at their sunrise as well as
South America, then the East coast of North America about 1000z.
I'll be using an IC-706 into an inverted vee. After we get K9W set up
and we have our operating schedules working, I'll start setting up my 60m
station. I am a phone operator and will be on 5.403.5 unless QRN, and then
I'll go to 5.371.5.
I might be able to get one on the team CW ops to get on as well. As
always give your call many times so we can pull it through. Give your
call many times because with the distance and low power and high QRN,
it's hard to pick these calls out..... Joe W8GEX, K9W team member"
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Operators Philip/KT3Y, Frederick/K9VV and
Robert/WP2XX will once again be active from the KP2M rental shack on
St. Croix Island (NA-106) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th)
as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via AI4U (DIRECT ONLY) OR LoTW. NO BUREAU
P4, ARUBA (Correction/Update). Valery, R5GA, will once again be active
as P4/R5GA from Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033) between November 16-26th.
Activity will be on CW mainly on 160-10 meters, especially on the 30/17/12
meters. His activity will also include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
23-24th) [not the CQWW DX SSB Contest] as a Single-Op/All-Band entry
using the contest callsign P40F. QSL via UA3DX. QSL P4/R5GA via R5GA,
direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Paul/K1XM, John/K4BAI, Jeff/KU8E, Martin/W1MD
and Dennis/W1UE will be active as PJ4A from the "PJ4G Radio House" on
Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) during CQWW DX CW Contest (November
23-24th) as a Multi-2 entry. The team will be on the island between
November 18-26th. Outside the contest, operators will be active as
PJ4/homecall. QSL PJ4A, PJ4/K4BAI and PJ4/KU8E via K4BAI. QSL PJ4/K1XM,
PJ4/W1MD and PJ4/W1UE via their home callsigns. Check out the "PJ4G
Radio House" at: http://www.pj4g.com
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (September 30th-October 6th)....
Sep/30th AN Oct/03rd AN Oct/05th AN
Oct/01st HN Oct/04th AN Oct/06th AN-HN
SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
----------------- ------ -------- ------
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
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For September 27th)
4A2I via XE2I JW/DO6XX via DO6XX PJ4/G3TXF via G3TXF
A35JQ via JF6QIP LB1A via LA5ZV R863LC via R3LC
CO0DO via CO-Bureau LX/DF8XC via DF8XC S5/OE3MHU/P via OE3MHU (d)
CO0SK via EA5GL (d) OH/DJ9DZ via DJ9DZ SM6/V63YM via SM6FJY
CO6RD via EA5GL OJ0H/MM via OH2BH SV8/HB9AAI via HB9AAI
EA6/G3SZU via M0OXO ON40C130H via ON2KFJ SV9/OE6YRG via OE6YRG
HB0/DL3TU/P via DL3TU OZ/DF2BR via DF2BR T48LT via CO8IR
HB0/DL4AAE/P via DL4AAE OZ/DO5MCL via DO5MCL YT0WFF via YU7CM
II0GMC via M0OXO OZ/PD0HLA via PD0HLA
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only
3B7RF & 3B6RF LOGS NOW ON LoTW. George, K5KG, reports: "I am pleased to
announce that the logs from 3B7RF (1998 St. Brandon, 53K QSOs) and 3B6RF
(2001 Agalega, 61K QSOs) have finally been uploaded to Logbook of The
World. It has taken many years to get this done, and thanks goes to
Karl, HB9JAI/4X1DF, Hanspeter, HB9BXE, and Kurt, HB9AFI, for making it
WF5E DX QSL SERVICE (Closing). Les, WF5E, informed OPDX that after
20 years he will be retiring his service at end of October due to
health problems. All incoming QSLs after that date will be forwarded
to his clients. See: http://www.qsl.net/wf5e
However, Jim, K3FN, will be taking over his service, but under a new
name - Airmail Postage QSL Service. Look for Jim to start promoting
the service immediately. His E-mail address is <email@example.com> and his
Web site can be virwed at: http://www.airmailpostage.com
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 9N7MD, BU2AW, F4FEP, FG4NO, H40T, H44G, KH7X,
LA5FHA, RU3EJ, US1UX, UT5EO, VK9CZ, XZ1Z, YD1NAA/5 and ZL1LC
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: HH5/KC0W, HU2DX, TJ3SN, T2YY, UA7A and YW5X
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5B/UW2M, 5V7SI, 5W1SA, 7Z1HL, 8P9UR,
8Q7SO, 9G5SI, 9H9BH, 9H3JR, 9H9OB, 9M2DVR, A35XG, CE1DY, CE1YI, DU1IST,
HB0CC, J79WE, JG8NQJ/JD1, JH1LET/JD1, LX/DL2JRM, LX7X, MD/DL9MWG,
OA7/DF7NX, OX5AA, OX3KQ, PJ2/DL5MFL, PJ4/K5KG, PJ4/W9NJY, T5TC, T88XC,
TC150RC, TY2SI, V31YN/P, V5/DF2UU, VK9XS and W8XGI/KH2
T32, EAST KIRIBATI (Update/Callsign). It has been announced: "In honor
of the Russian Robinson Club's twentieth anniversary, a callsign of
T32RRC was requested for this DXpedition. As of September 9, 2013, our
team was advised that the originally confirmed callsign (T32RRC) is
not available. On September 24, 2013, the Communications Commission of
The Republic of Kiribati advised Dean - KW7XX that they will issue T32RC
for our DXpedition group. As of September 25, 2013, the T32RC license
has been issued and is in our possession. We will be using T32RC for
the expedition." Also announced are the operators of this DXpedition.
Operators mentioned at this time are Tim/NL8F, Dick/N7RO, Dean/KW7XX,
David/AH6HY and Paula/NX1P. More details and updates, visit:
T33, BANABA ISLAND (Update). The T33A DXpedition to Banaba Island (OC-018),
which will be active between November 5-18th, announced on their Web page:
"The drums of gasoline needed for our generating capacity have arrived on
Banaba. KOIL, the Kiribati Oil Company Limited, has a rep on the island
and our provision is under his watch to make sure our dxpedition has the
fuel we need for sustained operation." Also, the DXpedition now has a
Blog page: http://banaba2013.wordpress.com
For more details about the DXpedition, visit the T33A Web page at:
TO3/FM, MARTINIQUE. Operators Tatsuo/JA3ARJ and Kunio/JA1CJA will be
active as TO3JA (appending) from Martinique (NA-107) between January
13-19th, 2014. If they can not get TO3JA, they may sign FM/homecall.
Look for more details to be forthcoming.
TU2, COTE D'LVOIRE. Dimitri, F5SWB, who will be active as TU5DF til
October 20th, has put more than 8000 QSOs in his log and hopes to have
12000 QSOs before he leaves. His activity has been on 40-10 meters on
CW with some on SSB. QSL via F5SWB.
V2, ANTIGUA. Bud, AA3B, will once again be active as V26K from Antigua
(NA-100) between November 21-25th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Outside
of the contest, activity will be all CW on the HF bands only. QSL via AA3B.
V2, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA. Kei, KG2A/JJ1RJR will once again be active as
V25A from Antigua (NA-100) between November 21st and December 1st. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, and using CW
and SSB. He will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as
a Single-Op/All-Bnand entry. QSL direct only with SASE to KG2A. PLEASE
NOTE: Kei informs OPDX that his callsign V25A is a reissued callsign.
QSL ONLY TO KG2A and not to W9NJB listed on QRZ.com.
VK9M, MELLISH REEF (Press Release #2 from the VK9MT Web Site): "Planning
continues for the previously announced Mellish Reef DX-pedition scheduled
for late March early April, 2014. Landing Authority: Australia's
'Commonwealth Marine Reserve Operations Department' reviewed our DX-
pedition project plan and requires that we follow their documented
environmental protection regulations. Effective July 1, 2014, Mellish
Reef becomes part of Australia's new Coral Sea Marine Reserve proposal
which implements additional restrictions to further protect the area's
ecology; we appreciate the Australian government's cooperation and spirit
of partnership in making this DX-pedition possible."
The VK9MT Web site lists the following suggested frequencies:
CW - 1826.5, 3523, 7023, 10103, 14023, 18079, 21023, 24894 and 28023 kHz
SSB - 3790, 7082, 14145, 18140, 21295, 24955 and 28495 kHz
RTTY - 7035, 10142, 18099, 21080, 24912 and 28080 kHz
QSL Manager is M0URX. An OQRS will be available for direct and Bureau
QSLs. LoTW upload will be done at the earliest opportunity. There will
be NO eQSL. For more details on QSL info, see their Web page. For more
details and updates, visit the VK9MT Web page at: http://www.vk9mt.com
VP9, BERMUDA. Les, N1SV, will once again be active as VP9I from Ed/VP9GE's
QTH for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-
Band/Low-Power entry. QSL VP9I via WW3S. Outside of the contest, look
for him to be active as VP9/N1SV starting October 23rd. QSL via his
XT, BURKINA FASO. Harald, DF2WO, will be active as XT2AW from Ouagadougou
between the last week of January and the end February 2014. Activity will
be holiday style on CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO.
XV, VIETNAM. Take, JA6CNH, will be active as XV2CNH from Ho Chi Minh City
between November 1-9th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB
and the Digital modes. QSL via JA6CNH direct only.
XW, LAOS. "The Daily DX" reports that Bruce, AA4XR (3W3B, HS0ZCY), will
be returning to his home in Laos to do some antenna work and be active
as XW4XR between September 30th and October 9th. Activity is usually
on CW and RTTY. QSL via E21EIC.
ZL, NEW ZEALAND. Members of the Quake Contesters Group will be active as
ZL3X during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th) as a Multi-2/
High-Power entry. QSL via ZL3PAH or LoTW. Operators mentioned are Mark/
ZL3AB, Andrew/ZL3CC, Byron/ZL3DXT, Geoff/ZL3GA, Graeme/ZL3GK, Chris/ZL3LF
The following stations are expected to be active in the
CQ World Wide DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th, 2013)
Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2013 CQWW DX RTTY 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/cqr2013.html (By call sign)
http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqrd2013.html (By entity)
http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqrz2013.html (By zone)
Contest DXCC CQZ Class QSL
Callsign Entity Route
3B8/G0TSM Mauritius 39 LP LoTW
3D2RA Rotuma 31 TBD LZ2HM
4O/HG3IPA Montenegro 15 HA3JB Direct
BV60V Taiwan 24 M/M BV60V
CE1RPW Chile 12 SOSB 15M CE1RPW
CR3A Madeira 33 M/? LoTW; QSL via EA5GL
CR3L Madeira 33 M/M DJ6QT
EI/M5RIC Ireland 14 SOAB HP M0OXO
ES9C Estonia 15 M/M LoTW
HK1NA Colombia 09 M/M K6PIM
IQ9UI Sicily 15 M/M IT9CHU
IS0/YL7A Sardinia 15 SOSB 15M YL7A
LX/OR5M Luxembourg 14 M/S ON4CP
LX7I Luxembourg 14 M/2 LX2A
MJ5Z Jersey 14 SOAB LP LoTW
OH2ET Finland 15 M/2 OH2ET
OH5Z Finland 15 M/S LoTW
OL3A Czech Republic 15 M/S OK1MR
PJ4/G3TXF Bonaire 08 SO G3TXF
SW9XB Crete 20 SOSB 15M LoTW; QSL via DJ9XB
TF2R Iceland 40 M/S
TM1A France 14 M/S F6KOP Bureau
UU7J Ukraine 16 SOAB HP LoTW
VE2CSI Canada 02 M/2 M0URX
VP9I Bermuda 05 M/? WW3S
YS1/NP3J El Salvador 07 SO LP LoTW; QSL via EA5GL
ZL3X New Zealand 32 M/2 ZL3PAH
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