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Sunday, October 20, 2013

SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1133
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1133

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1133
BID: $OPDX.1133
October 21, 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, N2MD, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR &
The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K6MM, WX7E, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News,
WB8RFB, 9M6XRO, AT International, DJ8NK, DK8JB & The DX News Letter,
DL1SBF,, DX-World.Net, E21EIC, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les
Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JN2AMD,
LZ3FN, Mediterraneo DX Club, OE1WHC, OH2BH, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's
DX-Newsdesk, PY3DF, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO,
the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YB3MM for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 13th/October, through Sunday, 20th/October there were 234
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X,
8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7,
A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX,
D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES,
EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FO/a, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G,
GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV,
HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL,
KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ,
P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PZ, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a,
SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2,
UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VP2E, VP2V,
VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO,
YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, 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).

3B8, MAURITIUS. Serge, UU5WW, will be active as 3B8/UU5WW from Mauritius
Island between November 17-30th. Activity will be holiday style, mostly
CW on the HF bands and an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
23-24th). QSL via K2PF (OQRS preferred). A Web site with more details
will be available soon.

3D2, FIJI. John, N7CQQ, is expected to be active as 3D2QQ from Fiji
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) before he participates
in the upcoming T33A Banaba Island DXpedition. QSL 3D2QQ via N7CQQ (see

4K, AZERBAIJAN. Alim, 4K6FO, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/?/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW and eQSL.
Also, he welcomes paper QSLs (see 4K6FO on

4U0WFP, ITALY. Station 4U0WFP is an amateur radio station located at the
"World Food Programme Headquarters" in Rome, Italy. Currently the operators
are Robert/S53R and Dane/S53T. Activity this past week was on 21023 kHz
around 1325z. Give them a call and learn about what World Food Programme
<> does to fight the hunger worldwide! QSL via info on

6V, SENEGAL. Vladimir "Vlad", RK4FF, will once again be active as 6V7S
from Le Calao in Ngaparou between October 22nd and November 27th. Activity
will probably be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via
RK4FF. Log is available on ClubLog. Check out for some pictures.

8P, BARBADOS. Tom, W2SC, will be active as 8P5A during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 26-27th) as Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or
direct to NN1N.

8P, BARBADOS. Dean, 8P6SH, will be active as 8P2K during the CQWW DX
SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m) entry.
QSL via KU9C.

AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Operators Kuniyoshi/7L1FPU (W1FPU), Moto/JE1NDE
(W1NDE), Naoyuki/JK1FNL (NA8O), Matthew/K0BBC and Hiroyuki/JG7PSJ
(KW2X) will be active as AH0BT during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via 7L1FPU, direct, by the Bureau
or LoTW.

B9, CHINA (ZONE 23). Dale, BA4TB, and a team of others will be active as
B9/BY9GA from Zone 23 (Gansu) between October 20-28th. Activity will
include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th). Also, look for BJ9TA
to be active on 6m and up (EME included) during same dates. QSL via their
operator's instruction.

C6, BAHAMAS. Operator Tim/N4UM (C6ARU), Mike/K4RUM (C6AUM) and Bob/N4BP
(C6AKQ) will be operating from Freeport between November 19th and December
10th. Look for C6AUM and C6AKQ to be active mainly on CW and on 160-10
meters including the 30/17/12 meter bands. C6ARU will be mainly on the
Digital modes (some JT65 and JT9) on 30/17/12 meters bands. During the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th), look for C6AUM to be active as a
Single-Band 40m entry, and C6AKQ to be Single-Band 80m entry. For the
ARRL 160 Contest (December 6-8th), the trio will be a Multi-Single entry
as C6AKQ. QSL via operator's address.

C8, MOZAMBIQUE (Update). The international team of operators active as
C82DX from Xai Xai (WW Loc KG64) are expected to go QRT on October 22nd.
Activity continues on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested
frequencies are available in OPDX.1114. John, K6MM, reported on Saturday:
"Saturday, 19-October @ 1415 UTC....25 New photos posted (see PHOTOS
link).....Power pole caught fire last night causing 3-hour delay.....Low
band Qs continue to be difficult due to high noise and very windy con-
ditions.....Continuing to emphasize 160m and 80m each night.....Will operate
more RTTY today.....Over 14,000 QSOs in Log now....Check PROPAGATION page
to create your own personalized prediction charts.....Send questions or
comments to <>. Also, from QRZ DX, on October 20th, Tom,
N4XP, reported that they lost power (Whole City) for about 5 hours and they
were down to 2 radios with no amps. Power did return about 1100 local time.
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:

D4, CAPE VERDE. John, G4IRN, will be active as D44TWQ from Boa Vista,
Cape Verde (AF-086), between November 5-12th. Activity will be holiday
style (primarily a windsurfing holiday) on the 30/17/12 meters and on
CW only using a K2 and KPA500 into dipoles. QSL via his home callsign,
by the Bureau and direct. An OQRS will be available on ClubLog and he
will use LoTW. For more details, see:

E2, THAILAND. Dej, E21YDP, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/Low-Power entry. QSL
via E21YDP.

EF8, CANARY ISLANDS. Juan, EA8RM, will be active as EF8U from the Las
Palmas Contest station during the CQWW DX SSB (October 26-27th) and the
CQWW DX CW Contests (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.
QSL via LoTW.

ED8, CANARY ISLANDS. Manuel, EA8DO, will be active as ED8W during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/High-
Power entry. QSL via EA8DO.

ED9, CEUTA AND MELILLA (Cancelled!). A group of operators that were
expected to be active as ED9Z as a Multi-Op from Ceuta have announced
that they have cancelled their CQWW DX SSB Contest operation due to
some serious personal issues.

FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY (Also PJ7). Pete, VE3IKV/VA3RA, will be active as
FJ/VA3RA from St. Barts during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th)
as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m) entry. Outside of the contest (before
and after) look for him to be active on CW, SSB and 6 meters, as well
as 10m and 6m mobile around the island. The Grid Square on St. Barts
is FK87. He will be on the island between November 21-25th. QSL via
VE3IKV. He also mentions that he will travel to Sint Maarten and be
active as PJ7/VA3RA between November 25-28th. Activity will also be
on 10 and 6 meters. Also QSL via VE3IKV.

FK/TX5, NEW CALEDONIA. Freddy, F5IRO, will once again be active as FK/F5IRO
from Plum, New Caledonia (OC-032, DIFO FK-001, WLOTA 1280, DDFM 988),
starting sometime at the end of October until February 2014. Activity
will be on 80-10 meters using mostly CW and some PSK, with a Elecraft K3
and dipoles and long wire antennas. Freddy will team up with Michel, FK8IK,
in Noumea using the special callsign TX5W for the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 23-24th). Sometime after the contest, Freddy and Michel are
looking into possibly activating some FK IOTAs. Look for details to be
posted on and Freddy's Blog page at:
QSL both FK/F5IRO and TX5W via F5IRO, direct or by the Bureau. Logs will
be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW sometime in March 2014.

FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. Heinz, DF1YP, is now active as FO/DL1YP from Moorea
Island (OC-046) until November 6th. Activity has been mainly 20 meters
on SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

FT5Z, AMSTERDAM ISLAND. Stan, SQ8X, posted the following on October 17th,
on the FT5ZM Web page <> [edited]: "Since the
early planning days of this DXpedition, we have been accumulating and
storing equipment at our staging site in Atlanta, Georgia. On October
15th, our packing and organizing was completed, equipment was placed on
pallets, loaded into our sea container, and began its journey to New
Zealand where it will be loaded aboard our ship." The photos will tell

G3/GB4, ENGLAND (Special Event). The Royal Air Force station at Henlow,
in Bedfordshire, UK, - G3ELV and the RAF Signals Museum, will be open
for business under the Permanent Special Event callsign GB4SMH effective
November 1st, 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 Bureau.

GJ, JERSEY. Members of the Jersey Contest Group will be active as GJ2A
from Jersey Island (EU-013) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
26-27th) as Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW, or direct to GJ3DVC.

HK0/S, SAN ANDRES ISLAND (Update to OPDX.1132/Callsign). Members of the
"DX Friends" will activate San Andres Island (NA-033) as HK0R between
November 1-10th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
Suggested frequencies are listed in OPDX.1132. QSL via EA5RM direct (see
Web page). You can use the OQRS (see Web page) for direct and Bureau
cards. Visit their Web page at:

HS4, THAILAND. Operators Obby/HS4SSP, Ray/HS4RAY, Yut/HS4ESF and HS4SCM
will be active as HS4SSP during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th)
as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via HS4RAY.

IOTA NEWS..............
AS-043. Operators Suehiro/JI1PLF, Mitsuo/JA1UNS, Hisashi/7N1GMK,
Takeo/7L4PVR and Kazuhiko/7N4VPS will be active as homecall/1
from Hachijo Island in the JA1 South Izu Group, between October
18-21st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau.

OC-262. (Update) Adhi, YB3MM, will be active as YB3MM/4 from Sebesi
Island between October 19-21st. Activity will be on 20-15
meters using CW and SSB. QSL preferred OQRS (ClubLog) or
direct (see For more details and updates, see:

OC-276. (Update) Members of the "ORDA PAPUA DXPEDITION TEAM" will
activate for the first time Mapia Island as YB9Y. However,
it was reported [edited], "Due to weather reasons, which the
team received from the captain of the vessel Papua Lima, there
is now a delayed departure from the original schedule. It can
be confirmed that the team departure will be on the evening
of October 20th, from Jakarta and will arrive in Bras Island ­
Mapia Island on the morning of October 22nd, and plan to
start activity on the 22nd October at 09:00 UTC." The YB9Y
operation will be active until October 28th. Activity will
be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL
via YB1GJS, direct or by the Bureau. A OQRS will be used on
ClubLog. For more details and updates, see:

OC-295. (Small Correction to OPDX.1132). John, 9M6XRO, tells OPDX:
"Sebatik Island is actually NOT a new IOTA activation. We
members of the Borneo Amateur Radio Club first activated it
as 9M4SEB in 2006. In 2010, 9M6DXX/P and 9M6XRO/P also operated
from Sebatik. The IOTA website shows 22% of claimants with
OC-295 from these operations. The confusion arises because
Sebatik Island is a split sovereignty island - the northern
part belongs to Malaysia and the south to Indonesia. This
will actually be the first operation from the YB side. It
will also be a chance for me to work OC-295 :-)".

J3, GRENADA (Update). Operators Clarence/WX7E, Ron/WJ7R, Mike/W7RIS,
Mike/W7MJJ, Terence/KS5Z and possibly two more operators are planning to
be active as J3A from Grenada (NA-024, WLOTA 0718) during the CQWW DX
SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via WA1S, direct,
by the Bureau or LoTW. The team is still waiting for their own personal
callsign to use outside of the contest. Clarence, WX7E, informs OPDX that
they will be arriving on Wednesday evening, October 23rd, which gives
them two days to get everything ready. They will be staying for three
days after the contest to look around the island. The team will work
160-10 meters during the contest. Activity before the contest on Thursday
and Friday will probably be on CW - most likely on 40, 20, 15 and 10
meters (NO 30/17/12m). QSL via LoTW.

J3, GRENADA (Just A Reminder). 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.

PG200, THE NETHERLANDS. Fred, PA0FAW, will be operating as PG200NL, to
celebrate "200 years of The Netherlands", between November 2-29th. His
operations will be mainly on CW, but with some Digital modes and SSB
only upon availability of a good QTH. Fred is an ISWL Member and can
be worked, or heard by ISWL members for the Monitor award. QSL to PA0FAW,
by the Bureau, direct, or via SWL reports are very welcome.

PJ6, SABA. Operators Jeff/KB1ZOJ, Bob/K4UEE, John/K5AC, George/N4GRN and
Gregg/W6IZT will be active as PJ6A from Saba Island (NA-145, WFF PAFF-027,
WLOTA 2043) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-
Single entry. QSL PJ6A via N4NX. The team will be there October 23-29th,
and is expected to be active outside of the contest as PJ6/homecall,
possibly on CW and RTTY. Listen for QSL instructions by the operators.

PRESS RELEASE (Friedrichshafen, Germany). Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC, from the
Amateur Radio Section of ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and the
Documentary Archives Radio Communications/QSL Collection, has informed
OPDX that the following 2013 Friedrichshafen Ham Radio Lectures (listed
below) are available at:
The Ham Radio Lectures (Powerpoint slides with synchronized audio) are:
* Martti Laine, OH2BH: Changing Times in DX Hunt (Keynote speech)
* Veijo Kontas, OH6KN and Juho Juopperi, OH8GLV: Technology Innovations
in Helping DXers
* Tom Perera, W1TP: The ENIGMA and other Historic Cipher Machines.
Introduction to the Enigma.
* John Alexander, G7GCT: Small Cipher Machines
* Martin Steyer, DK7ZB: Development of Broadcasting in Germany 1923-
2013 (In German)
* Chris Ducking, G3SVL: 100 Years of the RSGB and its International Partners

Oct/21st AN Oct/24th AN Oct/26th AN
Oct/22nd AN Oct/25th AN Oct/27th AN
Oct/23rd 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

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For October 20th)
5B4ALB via RT9T (d) GB2NZ via M0OXO R100RQA via RN1ON
C5S via ON6EG HB0/HB9CVQ via HB9CVQ (d/L) SU8JOTA via SM5AQD
CO0SS via (B/d) HC2AO via RC5A SV5/PE5ENJ via PE5ENJ
EA100EAF via EA5HVH IG9Y via ON4LG UN1ZZZ/7 via UN8CC
EA100EAP via EA5HVH JW9JKA via LA9JKA (d) V73NS via W3HNK
FO4BM via F4FJH PC73X via PC1EMR YB9Y via YB1GJS
FO8WBB via N6JA PJ2/NT5V via NT5V Z21DXI via SP5UAF
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only

QSL Special Event Callsign ER1IARU via ER1KAA. Activity was between
October 10-15th, and the operators were the President of International
Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T,
and Executive Committee Member Panayot Danev, LZ1US in the Republic
of Moldova.



YE0HQ, YV200D, YW500AA and YY5MCO

S2, BANGLADESH (Project 2013 by MDXC - Press Release). The Mediterraneo
DX Club (MDXC) announced on Wednesday, October 16th, that they will be
[edited] "organizing some skeds from the Headquarter of Bangladesh Scouts,
where they’ll operate, with others Scouts groups in the World. This is a
good opportunity for Bangladesh Scouts to listen and contact others Scouts
on the air. The team's idea is to offer these special skeds on 20 meters
on November 20th and 21st around 1300 UTC. Scout Groups interested can
write an E-mail to their Pilot station IK7JTF. More updates will be
forthcoming soon." Just a reminder that this DXpedition will take place
between November 16-26th, using two callsigns - S21ZBC from the start of
the DXpedition (November 16-22nd), and then they'll shift to the other
callsign S21ZBB, starting from November 23rd for the CQWW CW Contest
weekend and the remaining days until they leave the country. For any
further news and updates, please visit the official Web site of Bangladesh

T33, BANABA ISLAND (Update). The T33A DXpedition to Banaba Island (OC-018),
is fastly approaching and is expected to be active between November 5-18th.
It was reported on the T33A Blog Page this past week on October 17th
[edited]: "Reported by co-team leader Jay, W2IJ, - Our container just
departed Suva, Fiji, at 14 knots now on the way by sea to Tarawa. Our
advance team will arrive in Tarawa Oct. 31st to attend to picking up
local provisions and getting our container unsealed and through customs,
and loaded onto our boat in preparation for a Nov. 3rd departure to Banaba
Island." It was also mentioned on October 12th, that the T33A main sponsor
is Elecraft, who is supplying six K3 Transceivers and five KPA-500
Amplifiers. The team appreciates the generosity of all their T33A corporate
sponsors and individual donors. See their sponsors page to view those who
have generously made donations, go to:
It was also announced this past week, the T33A team will be using DXA
interface for their operation. DXA is an innovative Web site that allows
DXers to view the status and activities of a DXpedition in near-real-time.
Within a few minutes after making a contact with the DXpedition, the DXer
is able to see a graphical listing of their contact. The DXA Web page for
the T33A operation is located at:
The T33A DXpedition's Blog page is at:
For more details about the DXpedition, visit the T33A Web page at:

T8, PALAU. Satomi "Tom", JN2AMD, will be active as T88AZ from Palau Island
(OC-009) between October 25-28th. Activity will include the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 26-27th). Outside of the contest, operations will be on
80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. His equipment is a TS-570S with an
Ameritron ALS-600 amp (500w) into a yagi, dipole and vertical. QSL via
JN2AMD, direct or by the JARL Bureau.

TC0, TURKEY. Operators Mustafa/TA2TX, Nick/LZ1NK, Llian/LZ1CNN, Krasi/
LZ2UW, Nasko/LZ3YY, Christo/LZ3FN, Nick/LZ3ND and Vesselin/LZ5VK will
be active as TC0A from an island in Asiatic Turkey, in the Canakkale/
Balikesir/Izmir Province IOTA Group (AS-099), during the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via TA2TX or LZ1NK.
The team will be there between November 19-25th. Outside the contest,
look for the operators to be on CW and SSB signing TA0/homecall. QSL
via their home callsign. For possible updates, see:

TG0, GUATEMALA. Operators Edgar/TG9AXF, Mario/TG9ADQ and Dani/TG9AMD will
be active as TG0AA from Monterrico during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
26-27th). See for QSL info. ADDED NOTE: Monterrico, Guatemala,
is situated on the Pacific coast of Guatemala. Known for its volcanic
black sand beaches and annual influx of sea turtles. A few turtle con-
servation organizations operate in the Monterrico area because the long
stretch of beach serves as a breeding ground for 4 species of sea turtles."

TU, COTE D'LVOIRE. Operators Chris/F4WBN (ex-TL0A), Paul/F6EXV and
Jan/DJ8NK will be active as TU5AX, TU5XV and TU5NK, respectively, for
a solidarity radio operation which will take place between November
17-30th. Activity will be on SSB, CW and RTTY, with operations on 160-6
meters (including 60m). QSL via their home callsigns, by the Bureau,
direct or the OQRS on Clublog. Jan informs OPDX, "The 3 operators will
support the club station TU2CI and will leave equipment behind (radios
and antennas), install it and train the local operators to use it, in
order to revive the Abidjan radio club, and assist some local hams who
have strongly suffered from the civil war that hit the country sometime

V4, ST. KITTS (NA-104). Andy, N2NT, will once again be active as V47NT
from the QTH of V47KP between November 17-26th. Activity will include the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) signing as V47T and as a Single-
Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via W2RQ.

VP9, BERMUDA. By the time you read this, Markus, DJ4EL, will be active
as VP9/DJ4EL from Bermuda (NA-005) until October 31st. Activity will be
holiday style on 40-10 meters on SSB using wire antennas. QSL via his
home callsign.

XQ7, CHILE. Esteban, XQ7UP, will be active from the rare Coyhaique
(Patagonia) Province of Chile, between October 21-28th. Activity will
be mainly 20, 15 and 10 meters, but he will also try to work 30 meters
PSK31. Other activity will be on SSB and PSK31. Participation also in
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th). Also, this activity is good
for the Antarctic Challenge. QSL via XQ7UP.

XW, LAOS. Champ, E21EIC, will once again be active as XW0YJY from Vientiane
between October 25-29th. Activity will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Lower-Power entry. Operations
before and after will be CW on 80-10 meters. QSL via E21EIC or OQRS
(ClubLog) and LoTW. No eQSL.

out the following press release on October 18th: "CQWW SSB will bring
several Kosovar stations active from this new state recognized today by
105 United Nations member states and qualifying as separate country
multiplier in the CQWW Contest.
Among the activity, Z68BH will be operated by Martti, OH2BH, using the
new antennas of Driton, Z61DX, with great support of Igor, UA2FZ.
During the most recent European DX Contest (WAEDC) many non-EU stations
had difficulty with their contest logging programs on Z6 prefix. A new
CTY.dat file can be loaded at:
QSL Z68BH via OH2BH."

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WRTC News #20 - Teams are set for WRTC2014 Competition


Windham, NH
October 18, 2013

Teams are set for WRTC2014 Competition

WRTC2014, Inc., host of the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC),
is proud to announce the fifty five teams that will be invited to compete in
New England next July.

WRTC is a competition among two-operator teams. Team Leaders were selected
for each qualifying region based on 3 years of qualifying scores. The Team
Leaders were given the choice to select any operator as a Team Mate to
complete their team.

The Team application and verification process was managed by Dan Street,
K1TO, himself a 3-time competitor and winner of the event. “We are very
pleased with the quality of operators selected as Team Mates. Although Team
Leaders could select a partner from anywhere in the world, very few opted to
choose outside their own Selection Area.” Street observed, “This will be a
very competitive field. The top four teams from WRTC-2010 in Moscow are
returning to operate together in 2014!”

In making the announcement, WRTC2014 Chairman Doug Grant, K1DG, stated, “We
are pleased to see a mix of veterans of previous WRTC events and first-time
participants among the Team members. The Teams represent over 30 countries
and a wide range of personal backgrounds. While the focus will be on the
competition, we are looking forward to hosting the teams as they share and
spread the international goodwill of the ham radio community in the Team
Village during WRTC Week.”

There are some interesting stories hidden within the team pairings. There
are two teams with family members; K1ZM chose his son KK6ZM and KU1CW chose
his cousin EA5GTQ. There will be a YL (female) team with DL1QQ selecting
DL8DYL as her partner. E77DX declined his Team Leader spot to become the
Team Mate of OE3DIA. This enabled 9A5K to gain entry as a Team Leader.
ES5TV-ES2RR and 5B4WN-5B4AFM will be operating together in their third
consecutive WRTC.

There are four sponsored teams yet to be announced. A Team Sponsor donation
earns the right to select a team. Contact Doug, K1DG, for details about the
Team Sponsor program.

Questions regarding WRTC2014 team selection should be submitted by e-mail to

About WRTC2014

The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is held every four years and
consists of 50+ two-person teams of amateur radio operators from around the
world competing in a test of operating skill. Unlike most on-the-air
competitions, all stations are required to use identical antennas from the
same geographic region, eliminating all variables except operating ability.
Previous WRTCs have been held in Seattle (1990), San Francisco (1996),
Slovenia (2000), Finland (2002), Brazil (2006), and Russia (2010). More
information is available at or contact WRTC Chairman Doug
Grant, K1DG, via e-mail at

List of Teams

Area Team Leader Team Mate
AF Achraf “Ash” Chaabane, 3V/KF5EYY Dr. Hrane Milosevic, YT1AD
AS1 Vadim Ovsyannikov, R9DX Oleg Usov, UA9CDV
AS2 Anatoly Polevik, RC9O Mikhail “Mike” Klokov, UA9PM
AS3 Marios Nicolaou, 5B4WN Stavros Tsiakkouris, 5B4AFM
AS4 Jie Zheng, BA4ALC Wenjun “Vange” Yang, BA7IO
AS5 Katsuhiro “Don” Kondou, JH5GHM Hajime Hazuki, JA1OJE
EU1 Filipe Lopes, CT1ILT José Nunes, CT1BOH
EU1 Sebastien Le Gall , F8DBF Olivier “Oli” Seizelet, F1AKK
EU1 Kazunori “Kazu” Watanabe, M0CFW Gerry Lynch, GI0RTN
EU1 Olof Lundberg, G0CKV Mark Haynes, M0DXR
EU1 Stephane Van Langhenhoven, F4DXW Sebastien Bajulaz, F8CMF
EU2 Philippe Lutty, LX2A Andy Ruse, YO3JR
EU2 Luca Aliprandi, IK2NCJ Stefano Brioschi , IK2QEI
EU2 Manfred Wolf, DJ5MW Stefan von Baltz, DL1IAO
EU2 Carlo De Mari, IK1HJS Fabio Schettino, I4UFH
EU2 Sandy Raeker, DL1QQ Irina Stieber, DL8DYL
EU3 Tonno Vahk, ES5TV Toivo Hallikivi, ES2RR
EU3 Gediminas “Gedas” Lucinskas,LY9A Mindaugas “Mindis” Jukna,LY4L
EU3 Toni Lindén, OH2UA Kim Östman, OH6KZP
EU3 Kaspars Uztics, YL1ZF Oleg Ostrzigallo, YL3DW
EU4 Ivan Dobrocky, OE3DIA Emir “Braco” Memic, E77DX
EU4 László “Laci” Végh , OM2VL Tibor “Tibi” Ferenec, OM3RM
EU4 Rastislav Hrnko, OM3BH Jozef Lang, OM3GI
EU4 Wolfgang “Wolf” Klier, OE2VEL Oliver Huber, OE5OHO
EU4 Tine Brajnik, S50A Robert Bajuk, S57AW
EU5 Hrle Horvat, 9A6XX Davor “Dave” Kucelin, 9A1UN
EU5 Kresimir “Chris” Kovarik, 9A5K Richard Riley, 9A1TT
EU5 Ranko Boca, 4O3A Ivo Pezer, 9A3A
EU5 Roman Tkachenko, UR0MC Yuri Onipko, VE3DZ
EU5 Andy Kotovsky, UU4JMG Andriy “Andy” Kazantsev , UU0JM
EU6 Sergey Dyachenko, RX3APM Andrey Karpov, RV1AW
EU6 Andrey Melanin, UA3DPX Igor Korolkov, UA4FER
EU6 Iurii Khmelenko, RL3FT Dmitri Kryukov, RA3CO
NA1 Krassimir “Krassy” Petkov, K1LZ Mladen Bogdanov , YT6W
NA10 Alex Tkatch, KU1CW Yuri Sakalouski, EA5GTQ
NA11 Jeff Briggs, VY2ZM Patrick Briggs, KK6ZM
NA12 Lee Sawkins, VE7CC Dale Green, VE7SV
NA13 Fred Kleber, K9VV John Sluymer, VE3EJ
NA2 Ray Higgins, W2RE Lee Imber, WW2DX
NA3 Ken Low, KE3X Scott Redd, K0DQ
NA4E Richard DiDonna, NN3W Kamal “Kam” Sirageldin, N3KS
NA4W Julio Henriquez, AD4Z Dan Thompson, W4UH
NA5 Kevin Stockton, N5DX Steve London, N2IC
NA6 Daniel Craig, N6MJ Chris Hurlbut, KL9A
NA6 John Barcroft, K6AM David Hodge, N6AN
NA7 Mitch Mason, K7RL Jon Kimball, KL2A
NA8 Jim Stahl, K8MR Mike Tessmer, K9NW
NA9 Michael Wetzel, W9RE Mark Beckwith, N5OT
OC Michael Gibson, KH6ND John Hillyer, KH6SH
SA1 Hamilton Oliveira Martins, PY2YU Rafael Martins, PY2NDX
SA2 Jorge Diez, CX6VM Lucas “Luc” Maiorov,LU1FAM
YOUTH Filippo Vairo, IZ1LBG Paul Whitman, WQ2N
Wild Card Alex Avramov, LZ4AX Christo Ignatov, LZ3FN
Wild Card Suad Zukic, DK6XZ Winfried Kriegl, DK9IP
Def Champions Vlad Aksenov, RW1A Alex Mikhaylov, RA1A

the selection areas and the qualification process.


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