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Friday, October 25, 2013

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (25 October - 01 November 2013)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
25/10/2013: Zbig, SP5BTB, will be active from Freetown, Sierra Leone, as 9L1BTB
between 25th October and 10th November, 2013. QRV as a one man no sponsors DX
expedition on 20m and 15m, using slopers for 20m and DL special collinear delta
loop (ON6WG /F5VIF model) for 15 metres. QSL via home call, direct with SASE/SAE
with +3USD, (NO IRC PLEASE) to: Zbigniew Blechacz, ul.Klwatecka 45F, 26-600
Radom, Poland. [DX World]

25/10/2013: The Calabria DX Team will be active on 25th October as II8LH from
the lighthouse Punta Coscio (WAIL CL-016, ARLHS ITA-310). QRV on the HF bands
starting around 0900 UTC. A second activation will take place at the same time
using the callsign II8LH/9 from the lighthouse Punta San Raineri (WAIL SI-002,
ARLHS ITA-143), Messina, located on the island of Sicily (EU-025, IIA SC-001,
MIA MI-107, WLOTA 1362, WAIS FS54). QSL both calls direct to IK8YFU, or via the
bureau to HB9FHZ. [IK8YFU]

25/10/2013: Koji, JI1LET, will be active as JD1BOI from Chichi-jima (AS-031,
WLOTA 2269), Ogasawara, from 25 October to 3 November, 2013. He will operate
SSB, CW and RTTY on 160-6 metres. QSL via home call, direct only. [425 DX News]

25/10/2013: Tom, JN2AMD, will be active as T88AZ from Palau (OC-009) on 25-28th
October 2013, including participation in the CQ W DX SSB Contest (CQ zone 27).
He will operate 80-10 metre SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL via JN2AMD, direct or bureau.
[425 DX News]

26/10/2013: Susanne ON2SL, Roger ON4AHQ, Andre ON4DTO and Erwin ON5BWE will be
active on the 26th of October 2013 from Ordingen Castle (WCA ON-01134, BCA
LB-103). They plan to work as ON5BWE/p from 06:00 in local time on 80, 40 metre
SSB. QSL via ON5BWE, bureau or direct. [RN1CW]

26/10/2013: Operators Joe PY5XH, Evan PU5SVE, Jose PY5JAP, Arthur PY5VC,
Martins PU5UAI, Fabio PY5FAB, Anadre PY5EW, Junior PY5ZW and Alex PP5ALE will be
active on all bands and modes as PR5C between 26-30th October 2013 from Ilha do
Mel (SA-047, DIB PR-01, WLOTA 1435), Parana State, Brazil. The team will also be
active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October) from CQ zone 11. QSL via
PU5SVE, direct or LoTW and eQSL. Further details on their website at: []

27/10/2013: Augusto I2JJR/6, Fiorello IZ6YLM/p and Silvino IW6NZY/p will try a
second attempt to activate the Castle of Beffi (DCI AQ-001, WCA I-00573) and
maybe the Castle of Roccapreturo (DCI AQ-002, WCA I-00574) on Sunday 27th
October 2013 from about 07:30 UTC to 11:30 UTC. Note that this activity is
weather dependent. They plan to be on the air with two stations, on 40m and 20m
at the same time, if possible. Both castles are located in Parco Regionale
Sirente Velino (WWFF IFF-175). QSL via home calls. [I2JJR/HB9TZA]

28/10/2013: James, KJ6YAP, will be active as DV1/KJ6YAP from the island of
Masbate (OC-244, WLOTA 0900), Phillippines, between 28th October and 24th
November, 2013. QRV holiday style on the HF bands, mainly SSB and CW. QSL via
home call, bureau or direct. []

30/10/2013: Dave, K3EL and Don, VE7DS have plans to be active as TX5RV from
Raivavae Island (OC-114, DIFO FO-122, WLOTA 2581), Austral Islands, between 30
October and 6 November, 2013. QRV on 80-10m; mostly CW, maybe some SSB and RTTY.
QSL via M0URX (OQRS preferred). Further information and updates can be found at: [NG3K]

31/10/2013: Stephane, F5UOW, will once again be active from Reunion island
(AF-016, DIFO FR-001, WLOTA 1812, WWFF FFF-011). He will use FR/F5UOW from
October 31st to November 21st but between November 3 to 17 he will be TO2R.
Mostly in CW from 40 to 10m. QSL via F5UOW direct or bureau. [F6AJA]

01/11/2013: A multi-national team from DX Friends (Alberto EA1SA, Roberto
EA2RY, Toni EA5RM, Manolo EA7AJR, Jose Ramon EA7KW, Alain F6ENO, Tony F8ATS,
Bernard F9IE, Roberto HK3CW, Faber HK6F, Fabrizio IN3ZNR and Valery RG8K) will
be active as 5J0R from San Andres Island (NA-033, WLOTA 2990, WWFF HKFF-035)
between 1-10 November, 2013. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-6 metres
with at least four stations at the same time on different bands and modes. QSL
via EA5RM. Further information and updates, including logsearch and OQRS at:

01/11/2013: Freddy, F5IRO, will be QRV from Plum village, in the commune of Le
Mont-Dore on the southwest coast of New Caledonia, between November 2013 and
February 2014 as FK/F5IRO. He'll operate from 10 to 80m (WARC included) with K3
bare foot, home made dipoles and long wire antennas. Modes mainly CW and some
PSK. Freddy will team up with Michel, FK8IK, in Noumea using the special
callsign TX5W for the CQWW DX CW Contest (23-24 November). QSL via F5IRO French
bureau (REF) or direct. Infos on his page ( The
log will be uploaded on Clublog and Lotw in March 2014. Further infos and photos
on his personal blog ( [DX World]

01/11/2013: Take, JA1UII will be active from Chichi-jima (AS-031, WLOTA 2269),
Ogasawara, as JD1BON between 1-4 November, 2013. QRV on the HF bands, all modes.
QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [DX World]

01/11/2013: A team consisting Mario CX4CR, Bert CX3AN, Gus CX2AM, Gus CX3CE,
Rainer CX8FB, Oscar CX2FR, Luis CX4AAJ, Jose CE0YHO, Francisco EA7FTR, Eugene
EA5HPX and Carlos LU2NI will be operating as XR0YY from Hanga Roa, Easter Island
(SA-001, DICE ICE-001, WLOTA 0319, WWFF CEFF-027, WW Loc. DG52GU) between 1-7th
November, 2013. They will run 3 stations simultaneously - 160-6 metre CW, SSB
and Digital modes. QSL Manager is EB7DX. Full information and updates will be
availabe on their website at: [DX World]

01/11/2013: Take, JA6CNH, will be active from Ho Chi Minh City (Grid Loc.
OK30), Vietnam, as XV2CNH between 1-9 November, 2013. QRV on 160-6m CW, SSB and
Digi-modes. QSL via JA6CNH and LoTW. [DX World]

01/11/2013: Nob JA2AAU, Iwao JA2LSS, Iku JA2ATE and Tug JA2ZS, will be active
from the Iririki Island Resort, located in Mele Bay, Port Villa, Vanuatu
(OC-035, WW Loc. RH42DG), as YJ0AU, YJ0CJ, YJ0TE and YJ0ZS, respectively,
between November 1-11, 2013. QRV on 160-6m; CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL YJ0AU and
YJ0CJ via JA2ATE direct only. QSL YJ0TE and YJ0ZS via home calls, direct or
bureau. Website: [DX World]

01/11/2013: The 4M5DX Group is organizing a DXpedition to take place from Aves
Island (NA-020, DIV-001, WLOTA 0216) sometime between 1 November 2013 and 28
February 2014. Eleven operators from Venezuela, Argentina, Finland and Spain
will be active as YW0A on 160-6 metres all modes. QSL via EB7DX (OQRS for direct
and bureau cards on Club Log) and LoTW. Bookmark for
further information and updates. [425 DX News]


02/11/2013: Jacques, HB9EYP, will be active holiday style from Zanzibar Island
(AF-032, WLOTA 1080, WW Loc. KI93SU) as 5H3JJ between 2-9th November, 2013. He
plans to be QRV on 20-6m, SSB and Digi-modes, using KX3 - 10W with a Buddipole
and Windom antenna from the beach. QSL via home call, bureau only. Please - no
direct QSLs. [DX World]

09/11/2013: Gil, F4FET and others will be active as homecall/p from the island
of Sainte Marguerite (EU-058, DIFM ME-020, MIA MF-028) on 9th November 2013 from
06:00-14:00 UTC. Plans are for 3 stations using batteries, 100w and groundplanes
antennas. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. F4FET/p will also have OQRS
available. Website: []

10/11/2013: Look for Gil, F4FET/p on 10th November 2013 (08:00-15:00 UTC) to be
active from the island of Saint Honorat (EU-058, DIFM ME-014, MIA MF-027). QRV
on the 40-10 metre SSB using battery power, 100w and verticals. QSL via home
call, direct or bureau. OQRS will also be available. Website: []

10/11/2013: An 8-man team led by Joppy, YB8XM plan activity from Banda Besar
(IOTA OC-157), Maluku Tengah, Indonesia, between 10-15th November 2013. Plans
are to be QRV on 40-10 metres. Team members and callsigns: Joppy YB8XM (team
leader), Marthin YB8VM/p, Danny YC8VDT/p, Richard YD8VSR/p, Agustinus YD8VRA/p,
G. Saiya YD8VRS/p, Fransicus YC8VFB/p and Andy YC0MVP/8. A rare IOTA - further
info can be found at: [DX World]

11/11/2013: On 11th and 12th November 2013 Gil, F4FET, plans activity from
Monaco as 3A/F4FET. He plans to be QRV on 40-10 metre SSB using battery power,
FT857D 100w and verticals. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. OQRS will also
be available. Website: []

23/11/2013: Vaho, 4L8A, will be QRV for the CQWW DX CW Contest (23-24 November)
as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry from Tbilisi, Georgia (CQ zone 21). QSL
via LoTW preferred, or direct to K1BV. [NG3K]

29/11/2013: Robert, DL7VOA plans activity from Toubab Dialaw, Senegal, as 6V7D
between 29th November and 7th December 2013. QRV mainly on CW, with some SSB,
40-10m. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Note: 6V7D was previously active by
a Russian team in March 2011. [DX World]

01/12/2013: Alex, RD1AV - Chief of the base and radio operator in 2014, will be
active again as RI1ANC between 1 December 2013 and 1 February 2015 from Vostok
Base (AA U-10, WAP RUS-13, IOTA AN-016, WWFF RFF-168), Wilkes Land, Antarctica.
QRV on all bands using CW, SSB and Digi-modes. QSL via RN1ON, bureau or direct -
Online Log at: [DX World]

15/12/2013: Mike, RW1AI will be active as RI1ANT from Progress Base(AA U-03,
WAP RUS-11, IOTA AN-016, WWFF RFF-165), Prydz Bay, Larsemann Hills, Princess
Elizabeth Land, Antarctica, between 15 December 2013 and 15 March 2015. Mike
will be QRV on all HF bands using dipoles + amp. QSL via RW1AI - Online Log at:

22/12/2013: Wolfgang, DH3WO, will be back in Lesotho from December 22nd to
December 24th, 2013 operating holiday style as 7P8WO, from Roma Lodge, as time
allows. All QSL via bureau or direct to DH3WO home address (NOT via DL7JAN).
Please remember sufficient postage --- 2 US Dollars or 1 IRC., otherwise the
QSLs will be sent via the bureau. [DX World]


26/10/2013: Ron, VA3RVK, of Etobicoke, Ontario, will activate the special event
callsign CJ3T on all bands and modes between 26th October and 24th November 2013
to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Louisbourg (1713-2013). Activity will also
include entries in the CQWW DX SSB and CQWW DX CW Contests. QSL CJ3T via VA3RVK.

01/11/2013: The Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP) is going to remember Saint
Martyrs Yakov, Yakov and Dionisii during the entire month of November with the
special callsign LZ1520YYD. This callsign is valid for the All Bulgarian Saints
Award 2013 ( and is also worth 10 points towards
the St. Teodosii Tyrnovski Award. QSL via LZ1KCP, direct or bureau. [LZ1KCP]

01/11/2013: The Royal Air Force station at Henlow (WW Loc. IO92UA), in
Bedfordshire, UK - G3ELV and the RAF Signals Museum, will be open for business
under the Permanent Special event callsign GB4SMH with effect from 1 November
2013. Normal operating times will be 10:00 ukt to 16:00 ukt on each Tuesday and
on the first Saturday of each month. QSL via the RSGB Bureau. The RAF Signals
Museum website can be found at:

01/11/2013: I.S.W.L. CLUB CALLSIGNS
The ISWL Club Callsigns in use throughout the month of November 2013 are:
GS4BJC /A - Operated from Newton Stewart, in Dumfries & Galloway, Wigtownshire,
by Ian - GM8AVM (/A WAB Square = NX45 - Scotland, IOTA = EU-005 & WLOTA =
MX1SWL /A - Operated from Hartford, in Cambridgeshire, by Tom - G3RPV. (/A WAB
Square = TL27 - England, IOTA = EU-005 and WLOTA = LH-1841).
ALL QSL's 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 Info is on or or via NO LOTW.
I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWL's - see for
full details. cards ARE welcomed for our awards.
Very best wishes to all,
Pete Rayer, ISWL Life Vice President, Bournemouth, UK. [Pete's-DX-Newsdesk]

01/11/2013: II8IDXC "International DX Convention" from November 2013 until May
2015 - Special callsign to publicize the 10th Anniversary of International DX
Convention that will be in Paestum (SA), Italy, next April 2015. QRV on HF bands
+ 6m, CW, SSB and Digi-modes. QSL via IZ8EDJ. Further information at:

01/11/2013: The TC Special Wireless Activity Team will be active as TC301B from
1-17 November 2013 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Turkish Republic of
Northern Cyprus. All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau.
Website: [TCSWAT]

U.S.A. Special Events can be found at:


25/10 II8LH: Punta Coscio WAIL:CL-016 WLOL:ITA-310 QSL HB9FHZ (B)
25/10 II8LH/9: Punta San Raineri WAIL:SI-002 WLOL:ITA-143
25/10-03/11 JD1BOI: Chichi Shima WLOTA:2269 QSL JI1LET (d)
26/10-27/10 8P2K: Barbados Island WLOTA:0999 QSL KU9C (d)
26/10-27/10 9Y4D: Trinidad Island WLOTA:0563 QSL
26/10-27/10 AH0K: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL TBA
26/10-27/10 C6AZZ: Grand Bahama Island WLOTA:0527 QSL KQ8Z (d)
26/10-27/10 CR2X: Ilha de Sao Miguel WLOTA:2016 QSL OH2BH (d/B)
26/10-27/10 D4C: Ilha de Sao Vicente WLOTA:1976 QSL IZ4DPV (d/B)
26/10-27/10 EA6/G4MKP: Isla de Mallorca WLOTA:1902 QSL M0URX (OQRS)
26/10-27/10 ED8P: Isla de Tenerife WLOTA:1276 QSL NP3O (d)
26/10-27/10 EF8U: Isla de Gran Canaria WLOTA:0969 QSL LoTW
26/10-27/10 EI1A: Ireland (Eire) WLOTA:2484 QSL PA3249 (d/B)
26/10-27/10 GJ2A: Jersey Island (main) WLOTA:0818 QSL LoTW
26/10-27/10 HI3/NP3J: Dominican Republic Island WLOTA:2974 QSL EA5GL (d)
26/10-27/10 IF9A: Isola di Favignana WLOTA:1545 QSL IT9ATF (d)
26/10-27/10 IH9B: Isola di Pantelleria WLOTA:0041 QSL IV3NVN (d)
26/10-27/10 IQ9UI: Sicilia Island WLOTA:1362 QSL IT9CHU (d)
26/10-27/10 J3 TBA: Grenada Island WLOTA:0718 QSL LoTW
26/10-27/10 NH2DX: Guam Island WLOTA:0064 QSL
26/10-27/10 NH2T: Guam Island WLOTA:0064 QSL W2YC (d)
26/10-27/10 NH7A: Hawaii Island WLOTA:0065 QSL F5VHJ (d)
26/10-27/10 NP2P: St. Croix Island WLOTA:2477 QSL LoTW/N2TTA (d)
26/10-27/10 P40F: Aruba Island WLOTA:0033 QSL UA3DX (d)
26/10-27/10 PJ4X: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL W1MD (d)
26/10-27/10 PJ6A: Saba Island WLOTA:2043 QSL N4NX (d)
26/10-27/10 PR0F: Fernando de Noronha WLOTA:1208 QSL PP5VB (d)
26/10-30/10 PR5C: Ilha do Mel WLOTA:1435 QSL PU5SVE (d)
26/10-27/10 T48K: Cuba Island WLOTA:0032 QSL DK1WI (d)
26/10-27/10 TO5A: Martinique Island WLOTA:1041 QSL F5VHJ (d/B)
26/10-27/10 VP5T: Providenciales Island WLOTA:2003 QSL WA3RHW (d/B)
26/10-27/10 YE2C: Java WLOTA:1660 QSL LoTW
28/10-24/11 DV1/KJ6YAP: Masbate Island WLOTA:0900 QSL H/c (d/B)
30/10-06/11 TX5RV: Raivavae Island WLOTA:2581 QSL M0URX (OQRS)
31/10-02/11 FR/F5UOW: La Reunion Island WLOTA:1812 QSL F5UOW (d/B)
01/11-10/11 5J0R: Isla San Andres WLOTA:2990 QSL EA5RM (d)
01/11-1/3/14 FK/F5IRO: New Caledonia WLOTA:1280 QSL F5IRO (d/B)
01/11-04/11 JD1BON: Chichi Shima WLOTA:2269 QSL JA1UII (d/B)
01/11-07/11 XR0YY: Isla de Pascua WLOTA:0319 QSL EB7DX (d)
01/11-28/2/14 YW0A: Isla Aves WLOTA:0216 QSL EB7DX (OQRS)


25/10-03/11 JD1BOI: Chichi-jima AS-031 Grid:QL17 6m SSB/CW QSL JI1LET (d)
26/10-27/10 ARRL EME Competition 50-1296MHz 26 0000z-27 2359z
27/10 Let's A1 Contest 6m CW class 0500z-1100z
29/10 RSGB 70MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 2000z-2230z
01/11-10/11 5J0R: San Andres NA-033 Grid:EK92 50.105CW 50.115SSB QSL EA5RM (d)
01/11-07/11 XR0YY: Easter Island SA-001 Grid:DG52 6m all mode QSL EB7DX (d)
01/11-11/11 YJ0AU: Iririki Island OC-035 Grid:RH42 6m all mode QSL JA2ATE (d)
01/11-11/11 YJ0CJ: Iririki Island OC-035 Grid:RH42 6m all mode QSL JA2ATE (d)
01/11-11/11 YJ0TE: Iririki Island OC-035 Grid:RH42 6m all mode QSL JA2ATE (d/B)
01/11-11/11 YJ0ZS: Iririki Island OC-035 Grid:RH42 6m all mode QSL JA2ZS (d/B)

Contest Calendars:

Information about current VHF activities can be found on the VHF DX portal "Make
More Miles on VHF" at:

SOTA (Summits On The Air) Watch Alerts at:


The following operation is approved for DXCC credit:

T6JR - Afghanistan
2013 Operation

73 es DX!
Bill Moore NC1L

QSLs via Bureau: CT8T, HK3R, IQ2X, K9QVB/9, KE9ET, NU1AW/KH6, OL9HQ, P41S,

QSLs via Direct: A41OO (NI5DX), EX2M (W3HNK), J69DS (, KP2/NP3D (W3HNK),
MJ0CFW (M0CFW), PQ5M [SA-027] (PP5BZ), T2YY (DH7WW), TT8/US3EZ (H/c) and UK8FF

TO7A, TX5K, VA3KA, VP9I, W6PZ, W6RFU and W6SX.


Press Release - October 21, 2013

A sea container filled with our equipment --- transceivers, amplifiers,
antennas, wire and cable, connectors, baluns, bandpass filters, camp supplies,
and other miscellaneous equipment -- is now on its way to New Zealand. There it
will be loaded aboard our ship, the MV Braveheart. The Braveheart crew and our
VK6 friends have our shopping lists for other needed materials and are procuring
these items for us. These materials will all come together in January when the
Braveheart and the FT5ZM team arrive in Fremantle, Australia.

Our network and logging team are in the last round of testing our system for the
seamless uploading of our logs. Currently we can export 400 QSO’s each hour
from each of 10 PC’s in approximately 500 msec. The log collection will be
automatic, so there is no interruption of operator time. A zipped log file with
100,000 QSO’s will be just over 600 Kb in size, saving time and money on
satellite uploads. The process has been tested end to end, including uploading
to ClubLog.

We are in the phase of the DXpedition where large expenses are coming at us
rapidly. We’ve completed one down payment on our ship, we’ve had to purchase
some equipment and shipping supplies, shipping and customs fees have been paid,
our anchorage and per diem costs at Amsterdam Island are coming due, we will be
seeing berthing and ship supply charges from Fremantle soon, and we have another
ship payment due on December 1.

We are staying within our budgeted expenses, but contributions have been
somewhat less than we had hoped. It now appears almost certain that the team
members will have to increase their personal contribution from $10,000 per
person to $12,500 per person as well as pay their own way to and from Fremantle,
Australia. If you’ve contributed to the DXpedition, we thank you. If you’ve
yet to help us, or if you can send some additional help our way, we can
certainly use any financial support that you can give us.

Please continue to check our progress, our news updates, and photos on our
website: If, while you are there, you’d hit the "Donate"
tab, we’d really, really appreciate it.

Ralph - K0IR
DXpedition Team Leader

HK0 - SAN ANDRES DXPEDITION 2013 (1-10 November)
UPDATE: call to be used during the DXpedition will be 5J0R.

UPDATE: Heye DJ9RR and Luigi IV3YER recently joined the team.

October 23, 2013
A multinational group of Dietmar, DL3DXX; Wayne, N7NG; Hans, PB2T; Olli, OH0XX;
Martti, OH2BH; Pertti, OH2PM; Veijo, OH6KN and Tevfik, TA1HZ (team doctor) will
be in Juba, South Sudan from November 14 - 28, 2013 and will activate Z81X with
an emphasis on low bands, 160m and 80m. The period includes the CQWW CW contest
with some single-band entries and low-band SSB focus during the contest weekend.

Hosted by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, the group led by Hans,
PB2T, President of IARU R1, will conduct a series of workshops and establish a
sound amateur radio spectrum management regime and related regulations. It will
also introduce Amateur Radio to the Ministry of Education. Also participating in
these efforts are two local amateurs; Massimo, Z81B (IZ0EGB) and Diya, Z81D
(YI1DZ). This part of the program is supported by Yasme Foundation Inc.

The plan is to activate three FTDx3000 stations with amps, low-band verticals
and beverage antennas. Two different radio locations may be used. The operation
will be generator based.

The Z81X team will use their pages for providing further updates and
recognizing their supporters, with Vlad, UA6JD as their webmaster.

Z81X Project Goodwill South Sudan is organized jointly by Radio Arcala, DX
University, IARU Region 1 and Rock City Investments Co., and the equipment
sponsor is Yaesu Musen Co. Ltd of Japan.

In support of the DX University, we will take note of specific relationships
between pileup behavior and operator technique. Additional information will be
available before the expedition begins.

The highest cost item is equipment transport, with courier service the only
reliable means of transportation. The group welcomes support from individuals,
clubs and foundations to offset some of the high equipment transport expenses.
You may contact any of the group members for your potential support or use
PayPal at Z81X
Z81X QSL via OH0XX [OH2BN]

ZS8C, Carson, updates readers with the following info:
I have managed to move my radio into my office, making HAM activities much
simpler (I used to have it installed in our emergency base which can get a bit
cold!). Recently I have started becoming more active on the air, and I am hoping
to make a lot more contacts in the coming weeks and months. My preferred method
of making contacts is to arrange a “private” sked between a couple of HAMs.
Please note that my signal is a bit weak due to my set-up, so you might have to
listen very closely. Due to island rules, I cannot upgrade my antenna, so I am
stuck with what I’ve got. If you would like to arrange a sked, please pop me an
email [zs8c(at)]. I look forward to meeting as many HAMs as I can.
Thank you to everyone who has made contact with me. It is always exciting
meeting different people from around the world, which is one of the things I
enjoy the most! [DX World]

The following stations have announced their participation in the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (26-27 October, 2013):

02 VE2IM Canada SOABHP QSL VE3DZ (d/B), LoTW
04 CJ3T Canada SOABHP QSL VA3RVK (d), LoTW
04 VC3R Canada TBD QSL VE7VR (d), LoTW
05 VP9I Bermuda SOABLP QSL WW3S (d), LoTW
07 HR2WW Honduras M/S QSL KD4POJ (d/B), LoTW
07 TG0AA Guatemala M/? QSL
07 TI8M Costa Rica M/2 QSL Buro
07 YN2AA Nicaragua SOABHP QSL NN3W (d), LoTW
07 YN5Z Nicaragua SOAB QSL K7ZO (d), LoTW
08 8P2K Barbados SOSB10m QSL KU9C (d), LoTW
08 8P5A Barbados SOAB QSL NN1N (d), LoTW
08 AG2AA/VP9 Bermuda SO QSL H/c (d/B), LoTW
08 C6ARW Bahama Islands (Grand Bahama) SOABLP QSL N0HJZ (d)
08 C6AZZ Bahama Islands (Grand Bahama) SOSB15m-LP QSL KQ8Z (d)
08 FS/N1SNB Saint Martin SOAB QSL AA4VK (d)
08 HI3/NP3J Dominican Republic SOSB10m-LP QSL EA5GL (d), LoTW, eQSL
08 J3A Grenada M/2 QSL WA1S (d), LoTW
08 J79WTA Dominica M/? QSL HB9MFM (d/B), LoTW
08 KH2RU/KP4 Puerto Rico SOSB(?)LP QSL NP3O (d), LoTW
08 KP4BD Puerto Rico M/S QSL NP3O (d), LoTW
08 NP2P U.S.V.I. SOAB QSL LoTW / N2TTA (d)
08 NP4G Puerto Rico SOSB20m QSL NP3O (d), LoTW
08 PJ6A Saba M/? QSL N4NX (d), LoTW
08 PJ7PL Sint Maarten SO QSL WA1ZAM (d)
08 T48K Cuba M/S or M/2 QSL DK1WI (d), LoTW
08 TO5A Martinique SOABHP QSL F5VHJ (d/B), LoTW
08 V49J St. Kitts & Nevis SOAB QSL W5JON (d), LoTW
08 VP5T Turks & Caicos SOAB QSL WA3RHW (d/B), LoTW
09 8R1A Guyana SO QSL W1CDC (d/B)
09 9Y4D Trinidad & Tobago SOSB20m-Assisted/LP QSL
09 FY5FY French Guiana SOSB20m-QRP QSL LoTW
09 FY5KE French Guiana SOSB15m QSL LoTW
09 HK1NA Colombia M/M QSL K6IPM (d), LoTW
09 P40F Aruba SO QSL UA3DX (d)
09 P40P Aruba TBD QSL LoTW
09 P49Y Aruba SOABHP QSL AE6Y (d), LoTW
09 PJ4X Bonaire MO QSL W1MD (d), LoTW, eQSL
09 TO1A French Guiana SOSB10m QSL LoTW
11 PR0F Fernando de Noronha SOSB40m-HP QSL PP5VB (d)
11 PR5C Mel Island, Brazil MO QSL PU5SVE (d), LoTW, eQSL
11 PS2T Brazil M/2 QSL K3IRV (d), LoTW
11 PT2CM Brazil M/? QSL PP2JP (d)
11 PT5J Brazil M/S QSL PP5VB (d)
11 PX2W Brazil M/? QSL LoTW
11 ZP8T Paraguay SOLP QSL K2DER (d), LoTW
11 ZP9MCE Paraguay SOABLP QSL EA5ZD (d)
11 ZW5B Brazil M/S QSL K3IRV (d), LoTW
12 3G1B Chile M/? QSL HA1AG (d), LoTW
12 3G3W Chile M/2 QSL XQ4CW (d)
12 XQ7UP/7 Chile SO QSL H/c (d/B), LoTW
12 XR6T Chile M/2 QSL CE3FED (B)
13 LP1H Argentina M/M QSL LoTW
13 LR3M Argentina M/2 QSL LU3MAM (d)
13 LU8YE Argentina M/2 QSL IK2DUW (d)
14 C37NL Andorra Entry category TBD QSL C37URA (d -
14 CR2X Azores (Sao Miguel island) SOABHP QSL OH2BH (d/B), LoTW
14 CR6P Portugal M/S QSL LoTW
14 CS2P Portugal M/S QSL Direct/Buro
14 EA6/G4MKP Balearic Islands (Mallorca) SOABHP QSL M0URX (OQRS)
14 EA6BF Balearic Islands (Ibiza) SOAB QSL S53R (d), LoTW
14 ED1WW Spain M/S QSL EA1FCR (d/B), LoTW
14 ED5T Spain M/S QSL EA5ELT (d), LoTW
14 ED6A Balearic Islands (Mallorca) M/M QSL DJ2MX (d/B)
14 EE1W Spain M/M QSL EA1AZ (d), LoTW
14 EE5T Spain M/2 QSL EA5URT (d/B), LoTW
14 EF7K Spain M/2 QSL EA7URA (d/B), LoTW
14 EI1A Ireland SO QSL PA3249 (d/B) (see EI8GQB at
14 GJ2A Isle of Jersey M/S QSL GJ3DVC (d), LoTW
14 GM0B Scotland M/M QSL MM0BHX (d), LoTW
14 GM6NX Scotland M/M QSL LoTW
14 GM7A Scotland M/S QSL GM7AAJ (d), LoTW
14 HB0/HA7JTR Liechtenstein SOABLP QSL H/c (d)
14 LA7H Norway M/S QSL Buro
14 OZ5E Denmark M/S QSL Direct/Buro/LoTW
14 SI9AM Sweden M/S QSL SM3CVM (d), LoTW
14 SJ2W Sweden M/S QSL SM2LIY (d), LoTW
14 TM1A France M/M QSL F6KOP REF Bureau
14 TM7X France SOAB QSL F5BSB (d/B), LoTW
15 9A1P Croatia M/S QSL 9A2RD (d)
15 ES9C Estonia M/M QSL LoTW
15 IF9A Italy (Favignana island) M/S QSL IT9ATF (d/B)
15 II9K Sicily M/S QSL IT9HBT (d/B), LoTW
15 IO1T Italy M/S QSL LoTW
15 IO5O Italy M/S QSL LoTW
15 IQ9UI Italy (Sicily island) M/M QSL IT9CHU (d), LoTW
15 IR5A Italy M/S QSL IK5AFJ (d)
15 LY7A Lithuania M/M QSL LoTW
15 OH0JFP Aland Islands SOSB10m QSL Direct, Buro
15 OH0Z Aland Islands SOABHP QSL W0MM (d/B), LoTW
15 OH5Z Finland M/S QSL LoTW
15 OM4C Slovakia M/S QSL OM6CI (d/B)
15 SP8R Poland M/2 QSL SP8YB (d)
15 TK/SP7VC Corsica SOABHP QSL H/c (d), LoTW
15 Z68BH Republic of Kosovo SOAB QSL OH2BH (d), LoTW
20 5B4ALB Cyprus SO QSL RT9T (d)
20 P3N Cyprus M/S QSL RW3RN (d)
20 P40F Cyprus SOAB QSL UA3DX (d)
20 SW5CC Dodecanese (Rhodes island) SOSB(?)HP QSL M0OXO
20 SW8YY Greece (Zakynthos island) MO QSL DH7WW (d/B), LoTW
20 SX2I Greece M/? QSL SV2JAO (d/B)
20 TC90A Turkey MOST QSL TA1HZ (d/B)
20 TC90TC Turkey M/? QSL TA1HZ (d/B)
21 4K6FO Azerbaijan SO(?)LP QSL Direct, LoTW
21 4L8A Georgia SOSB15m QSL LoTW, K1BV (d)
21 7Z1CQ Saudi Arabia SOAB QSL LoTW
21 A71BX Qatar M/? QSL EA7FTR (d)
21 A73A Qatar M/M QSL A71A (d), LoTW
23 BY0AA China M/2 QSL BA4EG (d/B)
23 BY9GA/9 China M/? QSL BA1DU (d/B)
24 BV55D Taiwan M/S QSL Direct, LoTW
24 VR2PX Hong Kong M/S QSL IV3TAN (d), LoTW
26 E20PFE Thailand SOABLP QSL Direct, LoTW
26 E21YDP Thailand SOSB15m-LP QSL Direct, LoTW, NO eQSL
26 E2E Thailand M/S-HP QSL HS0ZFZ (d/B), LoTW
26 HS4DDQ Thailand SOABLP QSL Direct, LoTW
26 HS4SSP Thailand M/S-LP QSL HS4RAY (d), LoTW
26 HS5AC Thailand M/S QSL Direct, LoTW
26 XV4MN Vietnam (Phu Quoc island) SO QSL N0ODK (d/B)
27 AH0BT Mariana Islands (Saipan island) M/2 QSL 7L1FPU (d/B), LoTW
27 AH0K Mariana Islands (Saipan island) M/2 QSL OH6GDX (d), LoTW
27 AH2R Guam M/S QSL LoTW
27 JD1BOI Ogasawara (Chichi-jima) SO QSL JI1LET (d)
27 NH2DX Guam SOSB15m-HP QSL
27 NH2T Guam SOABHP QSL W2YC (d)
27 T88AZ Palau SOAB QSL JN2AMD (d/B), LoTW
28 9M2SM Malaysia M/2 QSL 9M2GET (d/B), LoTW
28 H44MS Solomon Islands SO QSL DL2GAC (d/B)
28 YB0AI/7 Indonesia (Sebatik island) SO QSL H/c (d)
28 YE2C Indonesia (Java island) M/S QSL LoTW
28 YF1AR/7 Indonesia (Sebatik island) SO QSL N2OO (d)
31 NH7A Hawaii M/2 QSL F5VHJ (d), LoTW
32 3D2QQ Fiji SOAB QSL N7CQQ (
32 E51AAR South Cook Isl (Rarotonga) SOHP QSL K7AR (d/B)
32 ZL1DK New Zealand SOSB20m QSL
32 ZL3X New Zealand M/2 QSL ZL3PAH (d), LoTW
32 ZM4T New Zealand M/2-HP QSL ZL2AL (d), LoTW
33 3V7A Tunisia M/S QSL LX1NO (d), LotW
33 CN2AA Morocco M/S QSL UA2FM (d), LotW
33 CN2R Morocco SOABHP QSL W7EJ (d), LotW
33 CN3A Morocco M/2 QSL IV3ZXQ (d)
33 CR3A Madeira Island M/? QSL EA5GL (d), LotW
33 EA8RM Canary Islands (Gran Canaria) SOAB QSL LoTW
33 ED8P Canary Islands (Tenerife) SOSB15m-LP QSL NP3O (d)
33 ED8W Canary Islands (La Palma) SOSB20m-HP QSL EA8DO (d), LoTW
33 ED9Z Ceuta & Melilla SOSB15m QSL EA5KB (d)
33 EF8U Canary Islands (Gran Canaria) SOAB QSL LoTW
33 IG9P African Italy (Lampedusa island) SOSB10m QSL I2ADN (d), LoTW
33 IG9R African Italy (Lampedusa island) TBD QSL IK8HCG (d)
33 IG9Y African Italy (Lampedusa island) M/2 QSL ON4LG (d), OQRS
33 IH9B African Italy (Pantelleria island) SOSB80m QSL IV3NVN (d), LoTW
33 IH9YMC African Italy (Pantelleria island) SOSB(?) QSL eQSL
35 6V7S Senegal SOABHP QSL RK4FF (d)
35 D4C Cape Verde (Sao Vicente island) M/M QSL IZ4DPV (d/B)
36 ZD8O Ascension Island SOAB QSL OH0XX (d/B)
39 3B8/UU5WW Mauritius SOAB QSL K2PF (d)

(d) = Direct; (B) = Bureau; (d/B) = Direct or Bureau.

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