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Sunday, October 13, 2013

SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1132
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1132

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1132
BID: $OPDX.1132
October 14, 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, W2GB, NG3K & ADXO, WA3RHW,
W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4DN, WA4DAN, W5AJ, KY7M, K8GI,
K8MR, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, AT International, CO8ZZ, DK8JB & The
DX News Letter, DL1SBF,, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA
& Les Nouvelles DX, F8ATS, G3SWH, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News,
I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK8YFU, IW3SQY, JA1UII, Mediterraneo Dx Club,
OH2HAN, OK6DJ, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PS7AB, RN1CW,
RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, the VHF-DX-Portal
(MMMonVHF), VK7BC, YB3MM, YB5NOF and YF1AR for the following DX

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 6th-October, through Sunday, 13th-October there were 221
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 7P, 7Q, 7X,
8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9,
AP, BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, 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, FO/a, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW,
H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6,
J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA,
LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, PA, PJ2,
PJ4, PJ5, PY, PZ, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF,
TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4,
V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XW, XX9,
YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZL,

* 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).

5X, UGANDA. Eric, SM1TDE, is currently active as 5X8A from Entebbe. He
showed up on the air on October 11th. Activity has been on 40/30/20/17/15
meters CW. However, Eric will be QRT for for 2 days (Monday and Tuesday),
but he hopes to be active again between Wednesday and Friday, mainly in
the mornings and evenings. He will go QRT after this. QSL via his home
callsign. Look for Eric to post more updates and pictures on his Blog

7P, LESOTHO. Gert, ZS6AYU, will once again be active as 7P8GF from Roma
between October 23-26th (tentative). Activity will be holiday style on
40-10 meters, CW only and using just 100 watts into a vertical. QSL via
ZS6AYU (see

9A, CROATIA. Operators Tomi/HA4DX and Laci/HA0HW will be active as
9A/homecall and homecall/mm on their way to Croatia between October
18-21st. They will do some work on the yacht before winter and do some
sailing for the last time this year. QSLs via the HA Bureau.

9L, SIERRA LEONE (Update). Operators David/N4WDT and Jerry/K4ZIN will be
active as 9L1JT from here between October 15-20th. Activity will be on
160-10 meters with a focus on the 30/17/12 meters and lower bands. They
will have two stations on the air at least 12 or more hours a day. QSL
via LoTW or via their home callsigns.

9L, SIERRA LEONE. Zbig, SP5BTB, will once again be active as 9L1BTB from
Freetown for the UN between October 25th and November 10th. Activity this
time will only be 20 and 15 meters using a sloper for 20m and a DL special
collinear Delta Loop (ON6WG/F5VIF model) for 15 meters. He did not mention
what modes he will use, but he does operate CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his
home callsign direct.

9Y4, TRINDADE AND TOBAGO. Chris, 9Y4D (ex-9Y4NZ), will be active during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band
(20m)/Assisted/Low-Power entry. QSL via 9Y4D (see

A7, QATAR. Members of the Qatar Amateur Radio Society are heading for
the beach again for a Multi-Op entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
26-27th) as A71BX. Operators mentioned are Saif/A71AM, Ali/A71BX, Abdulla/
A71CV, Khalid/A71CO, Mohammad/A71EL, Faisal/9K2RR, Dave/K5GN and Daniel/
K1TO. The Field-Day style set-up will begin the weekend before the contest,
so look for them from then until sunrise, after the contest is when it
all comes down. Activity on the 30/17/12m bands are not planned - the
objective is the contest. QSL via EA7FTR. NO BUREAU QSLS.

AFRICAN TOUR (Update). Wim, ON6DX (ex-ON4CIT), will once again return to
Togo (Grid Square JJ06rf) on November 18th and will be active as 5V7TH.
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. See Web site at:
Wim also mentions that he will travel during the day to Benin to collect
his TY1 callsign papers which are 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. So, he now expects to be active between November 20th and
December 3rd. Activity will also 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. See Web site at:
QSL both callsigns 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.

ARRL NEWS (Updating ARRL.NET Forwarding Service). On October 15, 2013,
the ARRL will be switching providers for the ARRL.NET E-mail forwarding
service. The change will take place at 8:00am Eastern Time. There should
be no interruption in the forwarding of messaging during this transition.
If you find that delivery of messages to you has been disrupted, please
E-mail <>....... Thank You, ARRL HQ Staff

C8, MOZAMBIQUE (Just a Reminder!). An international team of operators will
be active as C82DX from Xai Xai (WW Loc KG64) between October 15-22nd.
Operators' list has been updated and includes Bill/K1MM, Doug/N1DG, Tom/
N4XP, Kevin/K6TD, Charlie/NF4A, Ray/N9JA, Charles/W6OAT, Bruce/W6OSP,
Tjerk/ZS6P (C91TJL), Pierre/ZS6PJH and Christian/ZS6RI. Activity will
be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are
available in OPDX.1114. QSL via the OQRS by ClubLog (Highly Recommended/
Preferred Method) to receive a QSL either direct and by the Bureau. To
QSL direct via the mail, send it to: C82DX, Box 333, Bethlehem, GA 30620
USA [Please do not send IRCs. See details on their Web page]. They will
not confirm QSOs via the eQSL system. The C82DX Web page is at:

CASTLES NEWS....................................
October 20th - Ivo, ON7IVO, will be active as ON7IVO/P from V12 Bunkery
Castle (WCA ON-01932, BCA AN-208). Activity will be on
40 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau
or direct.

October 26th - Operators Susanne/ON2SL, Roger/ON4AHQ, Andre/ON4DTO
and Erwin ON5BWE will be active as ON5BWE/P from Ordingen
Castle (WCA ON-01134, BCA LB-103). Activity will be on
80 and 40 meters only SSB. QSL via ON5BWE, by the Bureau
or direct.

CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Update). The CY0P team is now QRT as 1830z, October 9th.
They were expected to depart the island that day around 2100z. The team
reported on October 8th, at 0100z [excerpts]: "The CY0P DXpedition team
reports 24,414 contacts in the log as of 0100z on October 8th. The team
reported excellent band conditions with very strong signals. The weather
forecast is not looking good for a Tuesday departure..... Needless to say
the team is exhausted. There are three operators and three stations so
12-14 hour days at the radio have been the norm." QSL via VE1RGB. For more
details and updates, see:

ED9, CEUTA AND MELILLA. Operators Jorge/EA7HZ, Julio/EA7JB, David/EA7JW,
Cris/EA7RU and Jorge/EA9LZ will be active as ED9Z from Ceuta during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-? entry. The group will
be using all Spiderbeam antennas. QSL via EA5KB and LoTW.

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Laci, HA7JTR, will be active as HB0/HA7JTR from
Masescha (1240m ASL) between October 24-29th. Activity will be holiday
style on 80-10 meters using 100 watts into a 4 band DunaX Gp for 40-10m,
and Inverted Vee for 80m. Laci will also take part in the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 26-27th). QSL direct via his address on

HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Jim, K8MR, will be active as HI/K8MR from Punta
Cana between November 15-25th. He plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/QRP entry. Jim informs OPDX
that he will be taking his Elecraft KX3 and some wire and will modestly
be operating outside the contest [to keep his wife happy]. He states,
"Probably whatever operating I do outside the contest will be focused on
the WARC bands." QSL via K8MR.

HK0/S, SAN ANDRES ISLAND (Update). Members of the "DX Friends" will
activate San Andres Island (NA-033) between November 1-10th. The current
list of operators mentioned are Alberto/EA1SA, Toni/EA5RM (Team Leader),
Roberto/EA2RY, Manolo/EA7AJR, Jose/EA7KW, Fabrizio/IN3ZNR, Alain/F6ENO,
Tony/F8ATS, Faber/HK6F, Bernard/F9IE, Roberto/HK3CW and Valery/RG8K.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested
frequencies are:
CW - 1824, 3524, 7004, 10104, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 1845, 3780, 7065/7160, 14195, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28494 kHz
RTTY - 7035, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24921 and 28080 kHz
6m - 50105/CW and 50115/SSB
They will have at least 4 stations at the same time on different bands
and modes. Equipment is an Elecraft K3 and 3 Icom IC-7000. Antennas are
Hexbeams, SpiderBeam, Verticals (160/80/40/30m) and Yagi for 6 meters.
QSL via EA5RM direct (see Web page). You can use the OQRS (see Web
page) for direct and Bureau cards. More details should be forthcoming,
especially their callsign. Visit their Web page at:

IOTA NEWS..............
AF-018. Simone, IV3NVN, will be active as IH9/IV3NVN from Pantelleria
Island (IIA TP-001, WLOTA 0041) before and after the following
contests. During the contests, look for him to sign IH9B. The
contests that are scheduled are:
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a SOSB on 80m
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a SOSB on 80m
2014 CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a SOSB 40m
QSL via his home callsign by the Bureau.

AF-045. Luc, F5RAV, has cancelled his trip to N’gor Island and will
stay on the mainland of Senegal through October 17th.

EU-034. Simo, OH2HAN, will be active as ES0HAM from Estonian Hiiumaa
Island between October 17-22nd. Activity will be on 80-10
meters, and the mode will be mainly RTTY. He will participate
in the JARTS RTTY Contest (October 19-20th), and is happy to
share the Estonia multiplier as much as possible. Outside of
the contest some SSB, too. QSL via OH2HAN, by the Bureau or
direct with SASE.

OC-108. Members of the YB Land DX Club will be active as YE5R from
Anambas Island between November 10-20th. Activity will be on
80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. The
operators mentioned are Yana/YB1AR, Hendra/YB1HK, Imam/YB4IR,
Anton/YB5QZ, Aled/YB6CA, Fir/YB6ODD, Ady/YB6VK, Ronny/YB7GRN,
Masri/YC2WWW, Wirzamrisal/YC5WIR, Agus/YE5TA, Erizal/YE5YE,
Tara/YE6YE, Budi/YF1AR and Teuku/YG5TZ. QSL via YB4IR. For
more information and updates, visit the following Web pages:

OC-109/ (Postponed/Update) John, YB5NOF, informs OPDX that the reason
OC-122/ for the postponement of OC-109 and OC-122, is that his wife had
OC-209/ a stroke on August 23rd, and was in the hospital. He did mention
OC-210. that they will try to activate Tambelan (OC-122) and Siantan
Island (OC-108) some time between April and May of 2014. Exact
days and time will depend on transport and weather. However,
John did say he will activate Sangihe Island (OC-210) and
Talaud Island (OC-209), as well as some small islands around
there at the end of January 2014. Stay tuned for updates! These
operations will count towards the Nusantara Indonesian Island

OC-111. Ralph, H44RK (YJ0RK), is planning to activate Emae Island,
Shepherd Islands, sometime soon. Watch his FaceBook page for

OC-239. Operators Joni/YB9WZJ and Lucky/YD9RQX have postponed their
operation to Waigeo Island.

OC-255. Just a reminder that Craig, VK5CE, will be active as VK5CE/4
from the totally uninhabited and very rare Red Island between
October 16-21st. If like his Flinders Island operation, Craig's
activities will be on 80-10 meters, with most of the operations
being on 40/20/15m, using SSB and PSK. QSL via his home call-
sign. For more details and updates, watch Craig's Blog page at:

OC-262. Bimbo, YB3MM, will be active as YB3MM/4 from Sebesi Island
between October 19-21st. Activity will be on the HF bands.

OC-295. (New IOTA!) Operators Budi/YF1AR and Fan/YB0AI will be active
as homecall/7 from (never been activated) Sebatik Island between
October 23-28th. Activity will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 26-27th). Activity will be on 40-10 meters using
mainly SSB as well as CW and the Digital modes. QSL YF1AR/7
via N2OO and YB0AI/7 via his home callsign (see
For more details about the island and the operation, see:

SA-047. Members of the CM DX Group will be active as PR5C from Mel
Island (DIB-PR-01) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. A 9 member team will be on the
island between October 25-30th. Operators mentioned are Joe/
PY5XH, Evan/PU5SVE, Jose/PY5JAP, Art/PY5VC, Martins/PU5UAI,
Fabio/PY5FAB, Cesar/PY5RCB, Jose/PU5IKE, Alex/PP5ALE and
Evans/PY5PS. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB
and the Digital modes. QSL via PU5VE, by the Bureau, LoTW
and eQSL. For more informations, see:

J3, GRENADA. Mark, N2MD, is returning to Grenada (NA-024, WLOTA 0718) and
will be signing J3/N2MD between October 23-28th. This year is the 30th
anniversary of the U.S. intervention and rescue of U.S. medical students
in Grenada (1983) during which Mark operated as KA2ORK/J37. He will be
joined by Arnal, N9ACC, who will sign J3/N9ACC. Arnal is a U.S. Navy
officer (retired) who was also involved in the 1983 mission. Plans are
to operate both fixed and mobile. Operations will be on 80-6 meters (SSB)
and 2 meter (FM); band conditions and time permitting. Activity will be
holiday style but mostly evening hours. QSL via LoTW only.

J3, GRENADA. JA operators Takayuki/JA1MZL, Yutaka/JJ1LIB, Nao/JN1RVS,
Masayuki/JN3NFQ and Isao/JH1ROJ will be active as J34J between November
20-29th. Their activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
23-24th). QSL via JA1HGY.

JD1, OGASAWARA (Update). Take, JA1UII, informs OPDX that he will be
active as JD1BON from Chichijima Island (AS-031) between November 1-4th.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters with 200 watts using CW, SSB and RTTY.
QSL via his home callsign, by the JARL Bureau or direct [see]
(w/SASE+2 USDs or 1 IRC).

KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY (Update). By the time you read this, Al, W6HGF, will
be active as KG4HF, from Guantanamo Bay (NA-015) between October 11-25th.
Al states, "I will focus on RTTY and digital modes, then CW." Operations
will be on 160-10 meters and on 6 meters if it opens. QSL Direct to W6HGF.
He mentions, "This is not a vacation, I plan to operate until I fall
asleep. I will be operating with Bill, KG4WV." They will be on the air
for the JOTA to put the local Boy Scouts on the radio. They will complete
the antenna repairs from damage by hurricane Sandy and a few minor repair
items to the shack. QSL via their home callsigns. For more details and
updates, see the Web site at:

MOST WANTED DX SURVEY DEADLINE (Just a Reminder!). Carl Smith, N4AA,
Editor of The DX Magazine and QRZ DX, wants to remind DXers that the
"2013 DX Magazine MOST WANTED Survey" is coming to a close and the dead-
line is October 15th. This survey is considered to be the most useful
and popular tool for many DXers, DX clubs and DXpeditioners when in
making decisions to fund and planning upcoming DXpeditions. Look for
results to appear in the January/February issue of The DX Magazine. The
survey can be found online at:

NH2, GUAM (OC-026). Joel, KG6DX, will be active as NH2DX in the CQWW DX
SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/High-Power
entry. QSL via NH2DX, CBA or address. NO Bureau QSLs.

NH7, HAWAII. Operators Jim/N6TJ and Oliver/W6NV will be active as NH7A
from KH6LC's QTH during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a
Multi-Op-2 entry. QSL via F5VHJ.

P3, CYPRUS (Press Release). Lee, KY7M, sent out the following press
release on October 8th: "The Voodoo Contest Group is leaving behind 20
years of West African CQWW CW contest operations this year to see new
places. They will operate from the Cyprus QTH of Voodude 5B4AGN using
the callsign P3F in the Multi-Two category. In addition to 5B4AGN,
operators will include Roger/G3SXW, John/G4IRN, Ned/AA7A, and Lee/KY7M.
The visiting Voodudes may operate before and after the contest as 5B/home-
call or 5B4AJX. QSLs for P3F and 5B4AJX are via M0URX."

P4, ARUBA. Robert, W5AJ, will once again be active as P40P for the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th). His operating class is TBD. This is
his 12th contesting trip to Aruba. Outside of the contest (before),
Robert will be on the air, possibly on 40 meters. QSL via LoTW (Please)
or direct to W5AJ. NO BUREAU.

PJ2, CURACAO. Andy, W9NJY, will once again be active as PJ2/W9NJY from
Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA LH-0942) between November 19-25th. He is actually
there as a team member to help put the Caribbean Contesting Consortium's
(CCC) Signal Point Station PJ2T on the air for the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 23-24th). His activity outside of the contest will be mainly
on CW on 160-10 meters. QSL PJ2/W9NJY via WD9DZV or LoTW. QSL PJ2T via
LoTW or W3HNK.

PJ2, CURACAO. Andy, DK5ON, will once again be active as PJ2/DK5ON from
Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) between March 12-29th (2014). Activity will
be on 80-6 meters including the 17/12 meter bands using CW, SSB, RTTY
and PSK. QSL via his home callsign (see NO eQSL.

PJ7, SINT MAARTEN (Reminder). Philip, WA1ZAM, will be active as PJ7PL,
a week before the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) and a week after.
He will be a Single-Op entry during the contest. Outside of the contest,
he will try some RTTY. QSL WA1ZAM.

PJ7, ST. MAARTEN (Update). Operators Dennis/K2SX, Les/W2LK and Andy/K2LE
will be active as homecall/PJ7 from Dawn Beach on the eastern side of St.
Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711) between November 19-26th. QSLs should go to
their home calligns. Activity will include this year's CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 23-24th) using the special callsign PJ7W. QSLs for the contest
operation should go to W2LK.

Oct/14th AN Oct/17th AN Oct/19th AN
Oct/15th AN Oct/18th AN Oct/20th AN
Oct/16th HN

----------------- ------ -------- ------
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 October 13th)
4K6AG via RW6HS (d) LN1B via LA8PDA PY5/AL4Q via DJ8QP (*)
5X1NH via G3RWF LU9CBM via EA6SK (d) SA2Z via SM2YPZ
5X8A via SM1TDE NH2T via W2YC SA6P via SA6AVB
CR2H via PT7ZT OG7F via OH2FNZ SG5W via SM5IMO
D2QR via RW6HS (d) OH0R via OH2PM SN0WFF via SP5X
EA5/DO1PGA via DO1PGA (d) OH0Z via W0MM SV8/SM0JHF via SM0JHF
II0GMC via M0OXO OV9A via OZ1KZX YO900TO via YO5TO
KH0M via JF1VXB PA800GTB via PA1BM
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only

II8LH/9 was activity this past weekend from Max, IT9AKC, from the Capo
Peloro Lighthouse (JM78TG), Reference Numbers ARLHS ITA-031 and SI-001
WAIL. QSL via HB9FHZ (USKA Bureau), direct to IK8YFU, eQSL or LoTW.
For more info, see:

QSLS FOR ZC4LI, 5B4AHA, ZD8LII AND G0LII. Phil, G3SWH, announced:
"I am pleased to advise that I have managed to obtain copies of Steve's
(G0LII) logs from his widow and should be able to confirm any outstanding
QSOs. All logs have been previously uploaded to LoTW. There will be log
searches available shortly at:
I understand that Steve's widow has already returned to their sender
any unanswered QSL requests at the time of his death. Anyone in that
situation should re-apply to me. Please note that as Steve was not a
member of the RSGB, I am unable to process any bureau requests what
so ever....."


and VE3FUJ

R1941MB, RI0NZ, SU9AF, UE75VV, V26AO and V26DZ

S7, SEYCHELLES. By the time you read this, Andrea, IZ1MHY (MDXC #055),
will be active as S79MHY from Praslin Island (AF-024), Seychelles, until
October 17th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the
Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign. For more information, an online
log search and etc..., visit the Web site at:

ST, SUDAN (JOTA Op). Members of the "Boy Scouts of Sudan" (ST2BSS) will
participate and operate from the Khartoum Sea Scout Amateur Radio Club
(ST2KKS) for the 56th Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) activities. Operations
are expected to be on all bands and modes. QSL via ST2M. For more details,

T30, WEST KIRIBATI (Update). Operators Ted/JF1CCH and Kazu/JA1FUF will
be active as T30TS and T30NK from West Kiribati between November 28th
and December 4th. Activity will be on the HF bands (all mostly 40-10m)
and possibly 6m, using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. Ted will operate mainly on
CW and SSB, while Kazu will operate mainly RTTY and PSK. They will use
100 watts into a dipole. QSL via their home callsign, direct, by the
Bureau and eQSL. NO LoTW.

T48, CUBA. Members of the "Las Tunas Contest Crew", T48K, will be active
once again during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-
Single or a Multi-2 entry from "La Herradura" on the north coast of the
Las Tunas Province. Operators mentioned are Doug/CO8DM, Alex/CO8KA, Raúl/
CO8ZZ, Ernesto/CO8GJ, Carlos/CO8CML, Alex/CM8AKY and Jose/CM2XN. They are
going to use a two element vertical and slopers very close to the salt
water. The QSL Manager is Erhard, DK1WI.

TM1, FRANCE. Members of the F6KOP team will enter the next CQWW DX SSB
Contest as TM1A and as a Multi-Multi category, from its facilities of
Provins City (100 km SE of Paris). Well known DXpeditioner/Contester,
Frank, F4AJQ, will lead the team of operators: YL Sophie/F4DHQ, Olivier/
F4FLF, Yann/F1NGP, Silvain/F4ERS, Jimi/F4DLM, Benoît/F1JHB, Johan/F4GTD,
Thierry/F4BDG, Antoine/F5RAB, Christian/F6AXN, Alain/F5JTV, Maurice/F5NQL,
Damien/F4EZF, Joël/F6JMT, Thierry/F4TTR and may be Jean-Luc/F1ULQ and
Florent/F4EJL. Some of the above operators have been active in the past
during contests and DXpeditions which include 5V, J5, XT2, FY, 3V, 5X8,
5H, PJ4, IS0 and many other DXpeditions to French IOTAs. QSL via F6KOP
through the French REF Bureau (and please only this one).

V3, BELIZE. By the time you read this, Dick, AD7AF, should be active as
V31RL from Placencia until October 30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters
using CW and SSB. He will try to focus on working JA and EU stations. His
operations will also include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th).
QSL via AD7AF. Log will be uploaded to LoTW after his return.

V3, BELIZE. Marc, V31MA, will be active with the special callsign V3A
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-
Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via M0OXO. QSOs are regularly uploaded to
LoTW, eQSL and

VP2V, BRITISH VIGRIN ISLANDS. Art, N3DXX, will once again be active as
VP2V/homecall from Virgin Gorda (Tortola) between November 19-29th.
Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a
Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via NR6M.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Operators Frank/WA2VYA and Tony/K4QE will
be active as VP5T during the upcoming CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th)
from Providenciales (NA-002). QSL via WA3RHW, direct or by the W3 Bureau,
(not the VP5 bureau) and LoTW. Frank will sign VP5/WA2VYA outside of the
contest between October 22-29th, and will be active on CW, with an emphasis
on 160/80/10 meters, and the 30/17/12 meter bands, and possibly some RTTY
or SSB. QSL via WA2VYA, direct or by the Bureau. No return postage is
required; Frank would like to receive your QSL card. Tony will sign
VP5/K4QE outside of the contest between October 22-29th, primarily on
SSB, with an emphasis on the 17/12 meter bands. QSL via LoTW.

VP8, FALKLAND ISLANDS. Peter, M1AYI, is expected to be active as VP8DNY
from the Falkland Islands between October 20th and November 19th. Activity
will be on the HF bands using SSB. QSL via his home callsign by the RSGB

VP8, FALKLAND ISLANDS. Mick, G1EUZ (ZD8RAF), will once again be active
as VP8BTU from the Falkland Islands between November 25th and May 25th,
2014. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign. Cards
will not be sent out until he returns home. Also, log will be uploaded
to LoTW on his return home.

XR0, JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLAND (Press Release - XR0ZR Countdown). The following
was sent out on October 8th [edited]: "There are now less than 30 days to
our departure. The Team will start from Italy, of the 6th of November,
and we plan to be active on the late evening of November 8th (GMT).
We will leave from Santiago, aboard two twin-engine Cessna and after
about two hours, of adventurous flight, we land on the Juan Fernandez
airport. Arrived on island, we reach our location, in about two hours,
aboard two boats, as there are no road links. In all, if the weather
conditions will be tolerant, and it will allow us to meet our destination.
Compatibly to the location, we believe to be able to install 3 beams
looking on the sea, two loops, one for 30 and one for 40 meters, other
than the usual vertical for 80 and inverted L for 160. Will also be
installing a beverage of about 200 meters on the beach facing the sea.
We should have sporadic access to the Internet, and then try to send
the logs to ClubLog, once a day. If for any reason this is not possible,
do not panic, know that we will do so as soon as possible, and in any
case the logs will be saved in 3 backup copies.
As always, we ask you not to make dupes QSOs, in order to give the
opportunity for everyone to contact us in various bands and modes.
You can follow XR0ZR Team on the following media links at:
Twitter : @xr0zr
I'm sure we'll all have fun together, and that we will have fun.
73, Fabri ­ IW3SQY"

XT2/XT26, BURKINA FASO. Operators David/OK6DJ and Petr/OK1FCJ will be
active as XT26DJ and XT2FCJ between November 17-26th. Activity will
be on 160-10 meters including the 30/17/12 meters using CW and SSB.
They also will be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as XT2FCJ.
Their set up will be Elecraft K3 and Kenwood TS-480 into a Spiderbeam
antenna (20/15/10m - including the WARC), a vertical (40-10m), 80m dipole
and LW for 160m. QSL via OK6DJ for both callsign. QSL methods are: the
ClubLog OQRS (for LoTW - confirmed every day), direct (minimum 2 USDs or
new IRC (accepted IRC that expire in 2017; QSO confirmed to LoTW every
day), OQRS by the Bureau, LoTW and eQSL (confirmed 6 months) and paper
QSL via the Bureau (confirmed 12 months).

XV2, VIETNAM. Toshitaka, JA3NHL, will once again be active as XV2NHL
from Ho Chi Minh City between November 2-8th. Activity will be on 160-6
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via JA3NHL.

YE2, INDONESIA. Members of the ORARI Semarang Contesting Team will be
activating YE2C for the first time during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned Agus/YC2BYC, Bobby/
YC2SBG, Pur/YC2FNT, YL Sri/YB2BSE, Edi/YC2PWL, Bamband/YB2ERL, Jon/
YB2ECG and Adi/YD2PST. QSL via LoTW (PLEASE). For more info on the YE2C

Z21, ZIMBABWE. Mirek, SP5IXI/VK6DXI, will be active as Z21DXI from Bulawayo
starting October 14th for 2-4 weeks. He states that this is a business
trip. His activities will limited after his working hours. Operations
will be on 160-6 meters using only 100 watts and simple wire antennas.
Mirek has operated from Zimbabwe before: February 4-12th and December
6-17th of 2010. QSL via SP5UAF, by the Bureau or direct. Online log
will be available at:

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