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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1146

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1146
BID: $OPDX.1146
January 20, 2014
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, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The
K8YSE, NE8Z, W8GEX & 60m News, W0GC, AT International, CP6XE, DK8JB &
The DX News Letter, DL1SBF,, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA &
Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News,
M0RCX, M0URX, ON5NT, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PY3DF,
RSGB IOTA Web Site, S50U, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and the VHF-
DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 12th-January, through Sunday, 19th-January there were 224
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H,
9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV,
BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2,
D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY,
EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU,
GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6,
J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU,
LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4,
PJ7, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T7, T8, TA, TF,
TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5,
V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW,
XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF,
ZL, ZL9, 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".

3B8, MAURITIUS. Jean-Paul, HB9ARY, will once again be active as 3B8/HB9ARY
from Mauritius between January 24th and February 15th. Activity will be
on all HF bands, 160-10 meters, using mainly SSB, but some CW on 160m.
QSL via NI5DX.

3B8, MAURITIUS (Update). Last week we reported that Robert, M0RCX, would
be active as 3B8/M0RCX from Mauritius sometime around May 2-28th. Since
then, Robert has updated OPDX about his activity. He informs that his
trip to Mauritius is more as a tourist with his family and not seen as a
DXpedition. His power will be limited to 100 watts, and he hopes to have
a hexbeam, a wire beam for 6m (possibly made from the island's bamboo),
as well as a delta loop and long wire available for his activity. He
states, "Airlines are very picky about what I can take and anything full
of wires poses twenty questions and rightly so. My antennas; therefore,
will be simplistic." His operating position will be close to the city
center of Port Louis in the North West of the Island. He does plan/hopes
to operate at least 3 hours a day on the following HF Phone bands:
40/20/17/15/12/10 meters. He is also planning to operate on some PSK
and JT65 making some contacts with low to modest power levels (NO amp).
Robert has been asked about moonbounce over the horizon but thinks this
may be optimistic with only 100 watts. He will set up a schedule on under 3B8M0RCX (He states, "For some reason it will not permit
the '/' after the suffix.)." Also, look for him to put up a band schedule
up (as soon as he can), but provisionally Robert will fly to Mauritius
on May 1st, so he should be up and running between May 3-28th. As an
added note, Robert also mentions, "I plan to live over there in about
four years so hopefully I'll get a feel for it. QTH is inland about a
mile from the ocean but there is a mountain behind me (east) this is
why I wish to push my signals over to the west." QSL via M0RCX, direct,
by the Bureau or eQSL.

3V, TUNISIA. The "DXNL" (DX Newletter) reports: "After two years of
waiting Tunisia finally has a first independent Amateur Radio Association,
the "Association Tunisienne des Radio Amateur" (ASTRA), which holds a
club station license as 3V8HQ. QSL via the Bureau.

3Y, BOUVET (Possible activity). Carl, N4AA, Editor of QRZ DX, mrntioned
on January 16th, that Johan, ZS1A, reported: "Today the SAS Agulhas arrives
at 3Y with a team of Norwegians on board. They are going to build a new
base for scientists to stay for 2 months to do studies as early as December
2014." Some information is available at this Web site:
Standby for more as it becomes available.

5H, TANZANIA. The "" is reporting that Sam, F6AML, will once
again be active as 5H1Z on another IOTA tour from the following Tanzanian
islands between January 28th and February 18th: Zanzibar Island (AF-032),
Mafia Island (AF-054), Kilwa Kisiwani Island (AF-074) and Songo Songo
Island (AF-074) and Karange Island or Yambe Island (AF-087). Activity will
be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via F6AML.

7P8, LESOTHO (Looking For Operators!). Frosty, K5LBU, announced this past
week that he is still looking for a few more team members for a DXpedition
to Lesotho (7P8) this April. He states that they have 3 already and they
are looking for more to join in the fun. They plan to arrive on the 21st
or 22nd of April at Johannesburg and then drive down to Roma, Lesotho.
Frosty adds that they will have 1 or 2 Hex Beams, a Tennadyne T6 HF 6
elements Log Periodic, as well as putting up verticals for 160/80 and
40m. If they can end up with 6 or more operators, they will have at
least 3 stations on the air. If interested, you can contact him at
<> or 281-682-6093.

8Q, MALDIVES. By the time you read this, Bjorn, SM0MDG, will be on Raa
Atoll (AS-013) for one week. He is not expected to be on the air as
8Q7BM until about January 22nd. Activity will holiday style on all bands,
160-10 meters. He does plan to be in the CQWW 160m CW Contest (January
24-26th). QSL via M0URX (OQRS preferred).

AUSTRALIAN TOUR. Dave, K3LP, has announced that he will be on an Australian
Get-Away Trip after his Dubia, UAE, trip between January 30th and February
16th. Look of him to sign VK/K3LP (VK2/VK3/VK7) from the following location:
January 30th - Sydney, Australia
February 1-4th - Cairns, Australia - Great Barrier Reef trip
February 4th - Voyager of the Sea; Royal Caribbean
February 6th - Melbourne, Australia
February 9th - Adelaide, Australia
February 10-11th - Hobard, Tasmania
February 13-15th - Sydney, Australia

QSL via K3LP. For more details and updates, visit Dave's Web page at:

CARIBBEAN ACTIVITY. Operators John/KB8RJ and XYL Christina/WD8KUR will be
activating two islands starting next month. Activity will be holiday style
on the HF bands using a Buddi-Pole and dipoles. Their tentative schedule
is as follows:
February 24th-March 3rd - Signing as FS/homecall from St. Martin
(NA-105, WLOTA 0711). QSL via KB8RJ.
March 4-10th - Signing as PJ6/homecall from Saba (NA-145, WFF PAFF-027,
WLOTA 2043). QSL via KB8RJ.

CQ3/CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS. Helmut, DF7ZS, will be active as CQ3L during the
CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL
via DJ6QT. Look for Helmut to be active before the contest as CT9/DF7ZS,
especially on the 17/12 meters. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau,
direct or LoTW. Visit the CR3L Santana, Madeira Island (AF-014), Web page

DAYTON HAMVENTION NEWS (Dayton RTTY Contest Dinner). Fred, WW4LL, reports
[edited]: "Ladies and Gentlemen -- I am pleased to announce the 2014 Dayton
RTTY Contest Dinner on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
in downtown Dayton, Ohio. Please use the link to the RTTY Contest Dinner
Web site and order your dinner tickets online here:
PROGRAM: Special Guest Speaker: Larry Gauthier, K8UT
TIME: 6:15 pm Social Hour (Cash Bar) with Dinner beginning at 7:15 pm
LOCATION: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Presidential Ballroom (2nd floor),
33 East Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio USA
DINNER MENU: Choice of: Pork Chop, Chicken Breast, Grilled Salmon and
Beef Tips. All dinners come with ice tea or coffee, dinner salad,
rolls and butter, potato, vegetable and desert.
RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS: Ticket Price is $36.00 each and includes

I thank Tim Duffy, K3LR for doing all of the heavy lifting in making
this dinner available to us at the Crowne Plaza. Tim made all of the
arrangements for us with the Crowne, already owned the URL, and guided
me thru the entire process. I am also very grateful to Scott Neader,
KA9FOX, (QTH.COM) for donating, developing the web page and hosting the
website. Please extend your thanks to Tim and Scott when you have the
opportunity. Lastly, Ed/W0YK and Larry/K8UT have both been an integral
part of planning and development of this dinner. If you remember, Larry
put the survey together several months ago to determine interest in
having the dinner this year. Both he and Ed have provided good counsel
and been my sounding board. I am excited about us having the dinner this
year and look forward to seeing all of you at the 2014 RTTY Contest Dinner.
Sign up now!... 73’….Fred, WW4LL"

FT5Z, AMSTERDAM ISLAND. If you have not heard, the FT5ZM team has left
Perth, Australia, aboard the Braveheart on Wednesday for their 9 day trip
to Amsterdam Island. The team is active on the air from the Braveheart
using the callsign VK6FZM/mm. QSL via ClubLog or via N2OO via regular
mail or Bureau. You can also track them at:
Before the FT5ZM Team departed from Perth, Onno, VK6FLAB, did a series
of interviews with the team members. Interviews were conducted on the
11th and 12th, and can be heard at:

G3/GB4, ENGLAND (Special Event). The Royal Air Force station at Henlow,
in Bedfordshire, UK, - G3ELV and the RAF Signals Museum, will once again
be active during "International Museums Weekends" in 2014. Look for special
event callsign GB4SMH to be on the air June 14-15th and 21-22nd. QSL via

HC, ECUADOR. Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD, will be active as HC1MD and HC1MD/HC2
between January 19th and February 10th. Activity will be 40-10 meters
using CW, SSB and RTTY. View and apply for the HC/HD-Ecuador and the
HC8/HD8-Galapagos DX-Diplomas at:
QSL via K8LJG, direct or LoTW.

HR, HONDURAS. "The Daily DX" reports that John, NO7B, will be active as
HR2/NO7B from Javier/HR2J QTH in Honduras between February 6-18th. Activity
will be on 80-10 meters (possibly 160 and 6 meters). QSL via NO7B.

IOTA NEWS..............
AF-019. Gerhard, OE3GEA, will be active as IG9/OE3GEA from Lampedusa
Island between February 8-13th. Activity will be on CW only.
QSL via his home callsign.

OC-219. Operators Budi/YF1AR and Adhi/YB3MM will be active from Tukang
Besi Islands (aka Wakatobi Islands, ARLHS IDO-259 Wangiwangi
LightHouse) as YF1AR/8 (between March 28th-April 2nd) and
YB3MM/8 (March 26th-April 2nd), respectively. Activity will
be on 40-10 meters using mainly SSB, but also CW and Digital
modes. QSL YF1AR/8 via N2OO. QSL via YB3MM/8 (see
For more info and updates, see:

SA-020. Operators Alain/F8FUA and Stephane/F5UOW will be active as
FY/homecall from Ile Royale, French Guiana, between May 15-25th.
Activity will be on all HF bands (except 160m) using CW, SSB
and the Digital modes. QSL via their home callsign.

SA-057. Members of the Radio Club Uruguayo and the Uruguay DX Group
will activate Timoteo Dominguez Island, in the Colonia Depart-
ment IOTA Group, Uruguay, as CW5F between February 21-26th.
Operators mentioned are Jorge/CX1SI, Gustavo/CX2AM, Oscar/CX2FR,
Wilson/CX2RU, Beto/CX3AN, Julio/CX4AAE, Luis/CX4AAJ, Mario/CX4CR,
Rainer/CX8FB and Ghis/CX5DNT/ON5NT. QSL via ON5NT, direct or
by the Bureau.

J7, DOMINICA. Brian, K1LI, will once again be active as J7Y from Dominica
(NA-101) between February 21st and March 10th. Activity will mainly be
focused on the low bands outside of the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 1-2nd).
QSL via his home callsign.

KH6, HAWAII (Special Event/Satellite). Tom, NH6Y, announced that he will
be on from Hawaii (WW Loc. BL10) during the week starting Feb 5th as

NCDXF PRESS RELEASE. The following was released on January 19th [edited]:
"Press Release - FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION -- NCDXF announces major grant
to FT5/T Tromelin Island DXpedition -- January 19, 2014
The Northern California DX Foundation is pleased to announce a grant
of $25,000 to the FT5/T Tromelin Island DXpedition planned for November
2014. Tromelin is #10 on the DX Magazine's Most Wanted List for 2014. It
is #3 Most Wanted on the U.S. West Coast.
Without major financial support from NCDXF, DXpeditions like this to
challenging or rare locations would not be possible.
<> has more details. Tromelin is a very
small and very environmentally fragile area. There are strict limitations
to the number of visitors and the time allowable on the island. The team's
antenna plans, pilot feedback plans and enthusiasm should make this entity
available to many DXers.
For the past 42 years the NCDXF has funded major DXpeditions to many
Most Wanted Entities. The credit for these large grants goes to the NCDXF
contributors, individuals and clubs, who make DX like this possible.
Have you contributed yet? ....
73, Glenn Johnson, W0GJ, NCDXF Vice President

Jan/20th AN Jan/23rd AN Jan/25th AN
Jan/21st AN Jan/24th AN Jan/26th AN
Jan/22nd 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

PT7, BRAZIL. Fred, PY2XB, will be operating from Fortaleza, NE Brazil,
using his PT7BXB callsign between January 20-27th, including the 2014
160m CQWW Contest. Look for Fred on 160m every night before the contest
and full time during the contest. He will use RX antennas and a 1/4
wave vertical for transmission at max legal power. QSL via PY2XB direct
or via LoTW.

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (January 19th)
3Z5W via SP5KP FG8OJ via F4AVX RJ22GF via EA7HBC (*)
4S7BRG via LZ3HI (B/d) FM/SP7VC via SP7VC RT22WF via RM9WF
6W7SK via F6BLP FR4NT via F4DXW RU3GF via EA7HBC
CW30A via CX2ABC HG4F via HA4FF UE70B via RV1CC
DM200TSV via DL4WK (B) LI3C via LA9DFA VP2ETE via W3HNK
EA8/ON4FI via ON4FI N4D via WP4CRG XT2AW via M0OXO
EA8AH via OH1RY P29FR via I2RFJ Z6/LZ1BJ via LZ1BJ
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only
(*) Russia & CIS via RU3GF

A92FN ON LOTW. Rich, N7TR, reports: "I just loaded all of my contacts
from my trip as A92FN while in Desert Storm in 1991 to LoTW. This
includes my efforts in WPX SSB while in Bahrain. Total was around 9000
contacts. <> -- I still have cards for this
deployment (Complements of NCDXF) and if you still need confirmations...
let me know. Please pass the word... Thanks... Rich N7TR (ex-KI3V, N3AMK,

NEW QSL MANAGER. Miguel, CP6XE, reports that effective January 15th,
2014, IK6SNR is no longer his QSL Manager. His new QSL route/manager
as of the date is via IK6GPZ.

VK0TH QSLS. From VK0TH Web page [edited]: "Please note no further
QSL cards for VK0TH Macquarie Island 2011/2012 will be processed. If you
have sent a card before 01/01/2014 then your QSL will be processed.
However, I have no further QSL Cards for VK0TH and cannot process the
volume of QSLs still being received almost 2 years after the expedition.
My apologies and hope you understand. I am more than willing to process
eQSL and will look at making the log available via other means."


C53CW, C82DX, C31CT, CY0P, DU7ET, E31A, FW5JJ, HP0INT/2, HP0INT/3,
HP0INT/4, HP0INT/9, ID9Y, PJ6A, S21ZBC, S79WDX, SD7W, T33A, T88AT,
YB4IR/8, YE5R, YK1BA, YL800CW and ZB2FK


S567, SLOVENIA. Members of the "Radioklub Cerkno" will use the special
callsign S567O during year of 2014. Operations will be on all bands.
Activity is to celebrate their longterm President Miran Voncina, S50O,
who was granted the first amateur radio license in 1967. The Radio Club
Cerkno and amateur radio came to life with the arrival of Miran Voncina,
S50O. Cards will be ready to print by end of 2014 and shipped soon after.
For those who want to send cards direct, please send SASE with 2 USDs to
Radio Club Cerkno, P.O. BOX 16, 5282 Cerkno, Slovenia, with priority
return, once QSL cards are received from the printer. Cards without
return postage will be returned via the Bureau. All QSOs will be verified
via Bureau and LoTW.

W6ISQ - John "Jack" Troster became a Silent Key (SK) on January 11th.
He was 93 years old. Jack was one of the founding members of
the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) in 1972. He also
served on the NCDXF Board for 26 years as well as NCDXF's third
President (1975-1986). For more details, see:

W6OSP - Bruce Butler became a Silent Key (SK) on January 16th. He was
79 years old. Bruce was a NCDXF Board member - 1990 he was NCDXF's
Treasurer, and served as NCDXF's President (2009-2011). For more

OPDX and its subscribers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to
the family and friends of the above mentioned.

TO8, GUADELOUPE. Jean-Claude "Jean", FG8NY, will be using the special
UFT callsign TO8UFT from Guadeloupe (NA-102) between January 20th and
February 2nd. Activity will be on all HF bands using only CW. There
will be an emphasis on the 75th "Coupe du REF" CW Contest (January
25-26th). QSL via F6ICG.

V4, ST. KITTS (Update/Reminder). Operators Tony/N3ME and Bernie/W3UR will
be active from Calypso, St. Kitts (NA-104), starting January 21st, as
V47AJ and V4/W3UR. Tony will be there for almost a month (until February
17th) and Bernie (also editor of the Daily DX) will be there until February
5th. This is actually a family vacation and holiday style operation. They
will be using an Elecraft K3, KPA-500 and S9v31 vertical and other wire
antennas. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, RTTY and SSB. Tony
will emphasize RTTY and operate in the CQ WPX RTTY Contest. Bernie will
operate mostly CW with an emphasis on Topband around sunrise and sunset,
including the CQ World Wide 160 CW Contest. QSL via their home calls,
direct or by the Bureau and LoTW. Logs will be posted to ClubLog. Also,
updates and logs will be on "The Daily DX" Web site at:

V6, MICRONESIA. Shoij (Sho), JA7HMZ, will once again be active as V63DX
from Pohnpei Island (OC-010) between January 24-30th. Activity will be
on all bands and modes. Also, look for him to be in the CQWW 160m CW
Contest (January 24-26th) signing V6A as a Single-Op/High-Power entry.
QSL both callsigns via JA7HMZ direct. No Bureau QSLs.

that the Top Band Dinner at the 2014 Visalia DX Convention will be held on
Friday, April 4th, at the Visalia Convention Center, Visalia, CA, - San
Joaquin Ballroom, with check-in starting at 6:30 PM. Craig Thompson, K9CT,
will be the featured speaker: "A Tale of Two Islands — Wake and Amsterdam.
The Low Bands: Results, Comparisons and Contrasts." See the following Web
site for complete details and registration information:

VO2, CANADA (ZONE 2). Dave, VO1AU, will once again be active as VO2AAA
from the "Hams of Western Labrador" VO2WL club station in Labrador City,
Labrador, in CQ Zone 2 between March 6-10th. Activity will be on all
bands before and after the RSGB Commonwealth Contest [BERU] (March 8-9th).

ZZ80, BRAZIL (Special Event). The Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Rádio
Emissão - LABRE (Brazilian Amateur Radio League), will celebrate their
80th anniversary (founded February 2, 1934), during the month of February
with special operations to commemorate such an auspicious event. During
this period, LABRE stations will be operating in all Brazilian states
with a special callsigns as follows:
State Callsign State Callsign
------ -------- ------ --------
Acre ZZ80 AC Pará ZZ80 PA
Alagoas ZZ80 AL Paraná ZZ80 PR
Amapá ZZ80 AP Pernambuco ZZ80 PE
Amazonas ZZ80 AM Piauí ZZ80 PI
Bahia ZZ80 BA Rio de Janeiro ZZ80 RJ
Ceará ZZ80 CE Rio Grande do Norte ZZ80 RN
Distrito Federal ZZ80 DF Rio Grande do Sul ZZ80 RS
Espírito Santo ZZ80 ES Rondônia ZZ80 RO
Goiás ZZ80 GO Roraima ZZ80 RR
Maranhão ZZ80 MA Santa Catarina ZZ80 SC
Mato Grosso ZZ80 MT São Paulo ZZ80 SP
Mato Grosso do Sul ZZ80 MS Sergipe ZZ80 SE
Minas Gerais ZZ80 MG Tocantins ZZ80 TO
Paraíba ZZ80 PB

Operations will be on all HF bands, including the 2 meter band, using
various transmission modes. All QSOs will be confirmed by a commemorative
QSL card by LABRE. Specifically for QSOs made between 03:00 UTC on February
1st, 2014, until 02:59 UTC on February 3rd, 2014. To receive a beautiful
80 Years LABRE Diploma, just one QSO with any station will do it. All QSLs
and diplomas will be sent automatically as noted in the LABRE station's
logs; no need to send your log. All QSLs and diplomas will be sent via the
bureau. If the participant prefers to receive a diploma or QSL via direct,
you must send your QSL as follows:
• to receive QSL: 1 IRC or 2 GS (maximum 3 QSL each envelope)
• to receive diploma: 3 IRC or 5 GS
Send to: LABRE 80 YEARS, Caixa Postal 4, 70351-970 Brasilia ­ DF, BRAZIL.
To receive the QSL or the diploma via bureau, it is not necessary to send
your QSL, but LABRE, defender of that tradition and courtesy existing on
the world amateur radio, will feel very honored to receive the QSL cards
of all participants. Stations making Ham Radio QSO with all the 27 stations
will receive automatically the Diploma WAB "Worked All Brazil", without
request and without charge. For more details, see the rules of the LABRE
Awards Program on the LABRE Web page at:

ZF2, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Look for operators Bruce/K0BJ and Phil/N0KE to be
active in the CQWW 160m CW Contest (January 24-26th) as a Multi-Op entry.
Callsign for the contest has not yet been determined. However, outside
of the contest Bruce and Phil will be active as ZF2BJ (between January
19th and February 1st) and ZF2BJ (between January 22nd-February 1st),
respectively. Operations will be from the Plantation Village Beach Resort
and from the ZF1A club station in Savannah near the Pedro Castle. Activity
will be holiday style on all HF bands, but with an emphasis on the 30/17/12
meter bands and using CW and some SSB. QSL via their home callsigns,
LoTW, direct or by the Bureau.

ZF2, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Hugh, W4VAB, will be active as ZF2MT from the Grand
Cayman Island (NA-016) between March 15-22nd. Hugh informs OPDX that this
will not be a very big operation and will be a family trip. Activity will
be on the HF bands using a KX3, Ten-Tec model 418 with a 100 watt amp,
and a Buddipole. He expects to make a few CW and PSK31 contacts. QSL via
LoTW and eQSL.

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