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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1147

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1147
BID: $OPDX.1147
January 27, 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, NC1L, NJ1Q & W1AW, W2GB , NG3K & ADXO,
W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W5JON, K6VVA, WB6MBF, K8GI, K8YSE,
KB8RJ, ND8X, W8BBQ, W8GEX & 60m News, AT International, DJ9KH, DK8JB &
The DX News Letter, DL1MGB, DL1SBF, DS4NMJ,, DX-World.Net,
F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX
Italia News, LA4LN, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PA0ABM, Pete's DX-Newsdesk,
RSGB IOTA Web Site, RW6HS, Sixitalia Weekly, SM3CBR, VA3RJ & ICPO, the
VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), VK3PC and YF1AR for the following DX information.

** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE: This week's bulletin was sent out earlier
than normal to accommodate the late CQ 160m CW Contest announcements.
Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing
of the CQ 160m CW Contest participants

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Saturday, 18th-January, through Friday, 24th-January there were
221 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K,
9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, 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, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG,
FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB,
HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8,
JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX,
LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4,
PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T33, T7, TA, TF,
TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6,
V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT,
XU, XW, YA, YB, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF,

* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
First Worry Later".

3V, TUNISIA. SWL Ashraf "Ash", 3V4-002 (KF5EYY), will be active as 3V8BB
from the "Institute Superieur de L'Animation Pour la Jeunesse et la
Culture" in Tunis, during the CQ 160-Meter CW Contest (January 24-26th)
as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or to LX1NO. Read about
Ashraf on the following Web page at:

60M NEWS......
* The "W8GEX & 60m News" reports that Petr, OK1RP, has obtained authori-
zation, again, to operate on 60 meters through December 31, 2014.
Nine other Czech Republic amateur radio operators have also received
permits to use 5 MHz. Authorized frequencies are: 5288.5, 5330.5,
5366.5, 5371.5, 5398.5 and 5403.5 KHz. They can operate on SSB and
CW running 100 watts ERP. See Petr's Blog at:

* Efective January 2014, Canadian Amateur operators are permitted to
operate on five frequency channels in the 60 meter band. Industry
Canada has granted Amateur Radio operators the use of five 60 meter
channels on a non-interference basis. The center-channel frequencies
harmonize with those available to U.S. radio amateurs on 60 meters:
5332 kHz, 5348 kHz, 5358.5 kHz, 5373 kHz, and 5405 kHz. Amateur
stations will be restricted to USB, data, RTTY and CW modes, with a
maximum bandwidth of 2.8 kHz, and a maximum power output of 100w ERP
— the same the US allows. The Industry Canada 5 MHz Decision document

8Q, MALDIVES. Tatsu "Ted", JF1CCH, will be active as 8Q7TS from Hulhumale
Island between March 20-31st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, possibly
160/80m, using CW, SSB and RTTY. Operations will also include the CQWW
WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th). QSL via his home callsign.

AX, AUSTRALIA (Special Event). Jim, VK3PC, reports [edited], "Australia
Day is January 26th, and all radio amateurs in Australia may use the AX
callsign prefix on that day, instead of VK. Australia Day marks the First
Fleet's arrival in 1788 at Sydney Cove, the establishment of a settlement
at Port Jackson, and the raising of the British flag by Admiral and
Governor-designate Arthur Phillip. Under a standing agreement between
the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the Wireless
Institute of Australia, use of the AX prefix is also available on Anzac
Day, April 25th, and on World Telecommunication and Information Society
Day, May 17th."

C4, CYPRUS. Operators Stavros/5B4AFM, Spyros/5B4MF and Philip/5B4ZN will
be active as C4A during the CQ 160m CW Contest (January 24-26th) as a
Multi-Op entry. QSL via 5B4KH.

CARIBBEAN ACTIVITY (Update). Operators John/KB8RJ and XYL Christina/WD8KUR
will be activating two islands (possibly three) starting next month.
Activity will be holiday style on the 40-10 meters, with emphasis on
17/15/12 meters, using SSB only. Antennas are a Buddi-Pole and dipoles.
Their tentative schedule is as follows:
February 24th-March 3rd - Signing as FS/homecall from French St. Martin
Island (NA-105, WLOTA 0711). PLEASE NOTE: John informs
OPDX that they will also try operating from the Dutch side
as (PJ7/home call) as time permits that week. QSL via KB8RJ.
March 4-10th - Signing as PJ6/homecall from Saba (NA-145, WFF PAFF-027,
WLOTA 2043). QSL via KB8RJ.

D8, ANTARCTICA. Lee, DS4NMJ, and a scientific team are expected to leave
on January 25th, for the new Jang Bogo Korean research station currently
under construction at Terra Nova Bay, Northern Victoria Land, Antarctica.
The base will be in the Ross Dependency and near the Italian Zucchelli
Station and is scheduled to open February 12th. The team, aboard the ice
breaker Araon, is planning to be at Jang Bogo by early February. Look for
activity by Lee as D8A sometime in mid-February. Lee informs OPDX that he
will be at Jang Bogo until January 31st, 2015. Activity will be on 160-10
meters using mostly CW with some SSB and RTTY as well. QSL via HL2FDW.

DK40, GERMANY (Special Event). Look for special event station DK40BOSCH
to be on the air until December 31st. Activity is to celebrate 40 years
of Ham Radio activity within the Bosch group. QSL via LoTW, by the Bureau
or direct (see

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that
the following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
T6EU - Afghanistan; Current operation through May 3, 2014.

TT8ES - Chad; This operation was previously approved for 2012 and 2013
and the license has been extended through February 28, 2014.

DXER'S TOOL. It is suggested that DXers take a look at the Web page
< DXHeat offers versatile filtering of incoming
Real-time Web DX-Cluster DX Spots. With its built in push algorithms,
it displays DX spots in an instant while being optimized for low band-
width at the same time. Rich graphical tools and HTML5 Audio & WebSDR
Technology make it indispensable for serious DXers. It also has over 25
million DX spots listed/searchable in its database. DXHeat also provides
a visual tool to check the current band activity into all continents at
a glance and a WebSDR to listen to any spot listed on your browser (No
additional software or plugins needed). EDITOR'S NOTE: This site seems
to work better in Google Chrome and an older version of JAVA (see details
on the Web page).
EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Alex, RA1A, will be active as EA8/RA1A from the
Canary Islands during the CQ 160m CW Contest (January 24-26th) as a
Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via the Bureau or eQSL.
FR/T, TROMELIN (Update). On January 22nd, the Tromelin Team has announced
F5SIH, will not be going to Tromelin with them. However, he will continue
to participate with the group's preparation for their operation. Vincent,
F4BKV, who was in charge of a part of the organization, has joined the
list of radio operators. Vincent has participated in numerous DXpeditions
(VP6T, HP0INT, TX6T, or E51BKV or MS0INT) and many IOTAs.

FT5Z, AMSTERDAM ISLAND. As this was being typed, the FT5ZM team has
arrived at Amsterdam Island (early Friday). Once the team is ashore,
they will have 18 days to set up, conduct the DXpedition, and tear down
for departure. Activity will be on all bands, 160-10 meters and all
modes. QSL via N2OO. The FT5ZM QSL processing order is as follows:
a.OQRS DIRECT (via ClubLog) c.OQRS bureau (via ClubLog)
b.DIRECT MAIL d.Regular incoming BUREAU
For more details, see their Web page at:
Also, watch their media links at:

IOTA NEWS..............
OC-236. Din, YB8RW, and possibly others will be active as YB8RW/P
from Lembeh Island (LH 2516) between January 29th and February
1st. Activity will be on the on HF bands. QSL via YB9BU (SAE+
IRCs only. No Green Stamp!).

OC-273. Operators Budi/YF1AR and Fan/YB0AI will be active as homecall/8
from Gorong and Watubela Islands between January 25th and
February 3rd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using mainly
SSB, as well as CW and the Digital modes. QSL YF1AR/8 via
N2OO. QSL YB0AI/8 via YB0IA (see For more details,

SA-052. Pablo, OA4AI, has posted on that an IOTA DXpedition
to Isla San Lorenzo (ARLHS PER-006) as OC0I will take place
sometime in 2014. This Peruvian island is in the Lima Depart-
ment IOTA Group. More details will be forthcoming.

ISWL CALLSIGNS (For February). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of February 2014:
GC4BJC/A - Operated from Llandegfan, in Anglesey, by Dave, GW3XRM.
(/A WAB Square SH57 - Wales, IOTA EU-124)
MS1SWL/A - Operated from Newton Stewart, in Galloway, by Ian, GM8AVM.
(/A WAB Square NX35 - Scotland, IOTA EU-005)

ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual
operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL
info is on <> or <> or via <>.
NO LoTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see
<> for full details. The cards ARE welcomed for
their awards.

KP2/NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Operators Ed/K1ZE, Bob/W1EQ and Jay/W1UJ
will once again be active as KP2/homecall from the rental Mountain Breeze
Villa on St. Croix <> between February
10-17th. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL
via their home callsigns. Also, look for them in the ARRL DX CW Contest
(March 15-16th) as a Multi-Op signing as NP2N. QSL via NP2N, direct
(USA address) or by the KP2 Bureau.

LI/LJ/LM1814, NORWAY (Special Norwegian Prefixes). Tom, LA4LN, informs
OPDX: "During all of the year 2014, Norwegian LA stations may use the
LI (Lima India) prefix, and LB stations may use the LJ (Lima Juliett)
prefix, as part of the celebration of 200 years since the Norwegian
Constitution which was approved on 17 May 1814. QSL will be via the
respective LA and LB permanent calls. The special prefixes may only be
used from the Norwegian mainland. There will also be a special station
active with the callsign: LM1814 (QSL via LA2G). The Norwegian Radio
Relay League (NRRL) plans to offer a special award for contacts with
the jubilee stations with LI and LJ prefixes plus the special station
LM1814. Stay tuned!"

LX, LUXEMBOURG. Ron, DL3BPC, will be active as LX7I during the CQ 160m
CW Contest (January 24-26th) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via
LX2A. Logs will be put on the LoTW.

NP4, PUERTO RICO. Alfredo (Al), WP3C, will be active as NP4A during the
CQ 160m CW Contest (January 24-26th) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry.
QSL via W3HNK.

P4, ARUBA. Howard, WA2NHA, will once again be active as P4/WA2NHA from
Aruba (SA-036) between March 2-17th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters
mainly CW. QSL via his home callsign.

PA530, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Look for special event station
PA530ROT to be aired between January 31st and February 28th. Activity
will be on all bands on CW, SSB and RTTY. Every year members of the WFS
foundation are hiking non-stop in a 100 hours relay race from Paris
(France) to Rotterdam (Netherlands). A distance of 530 kilometers. Read
more on <> (home-site of the Gatti-Hallicrafters Expedition
of 1948). QSL via PA0ABM.

PA400, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Fred, PA0FAW (ISWL PA-11092),
will be using the special callsign PA400SM to promote 400 years of
friendship between The Netherlands and Sweden between February 8th and
March 7th. As usual, most operating will be CW, with some digital modes
and some SSB when he has a suitable QTH available. Some QSOs may be
from WFF-PA-005. QSL via PA0FAW (see SWL-reports welcome,
no postage required.

PJ4, BONAIRE (SA-006). Stan, WS5K, will be active as PJ4F from Kralendijk
between February 7th and March 9th. Activity will probably be on the HF
bands, but bands/modes were not provided. QSL via LoTW or direct to WS5K.

PJ4, BONAIRE (SA-006). Operators Martin/W1MD and possibly others (from
the FCG and YCCC) will be active as PJ4X during the ARRL DX CW Contest
(February 15-16th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL PJ4X via LoTW or direct to
W1MD. Look for operators to be active outside of the contest with their
own individual callsigns (homecall/PJ4). QSL via their home callsign.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (January 27th-February 2nd)....
Jan/27th AN Jan/30th AN Feb/01st AN
Jan/28th HN Jan/31st AN Feb/02nd AN
Jan/29th 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 (January 24th)
4L8A via K1BV FJ/N9SW via N9SW PY0F/PP1CZ via PP1CZ
7X5KBS via EA7FTR HC7/AL4Q via DJ8QP RU22TU via R8TT
9K60KCG via 9K2RX HI8/KB1KKE via KB1KKE SE2014ECC via SK2AT
DL/G8OFQ via G8OFQ OF40R via OH8DR V44KAI via W5TFW (d/L)
DR175LDE via DL5MM OG3I via OH3I (L/e) VK4/OH2BAD via OH2BAD
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only

7O2A QSLS STATUS. It was reported that 7O2A QSLs for the October 2013
operation should be sent out at the end of the month....

JUST A REMINDER. As of January 26th, the USPS will be selling a "FOREVER
STAMP" first class, one-price, global postage stamp, along with the new
increases in other new postage rates. The new international stamp can be
used to send a letter (weight? Canada to remain at 2oz) to any country
in the world affiliated with the U.N. postal agreements and rules. The
price is $1.15 per stamp!

XT26DJ & XT2FCJ QSL STATUS. QSL Manager David, OK6DJ, reports [edited],
"All direct QSLs for XT26DJ & XT2FCJ were sent out on 21st Jan. Other
direct QSLs will be sent out in one week. LoTW & eQSL will be uploaded
on 30 May 2014. OQRS Bureau QSLs will start - April or May."

ZL1AMO QSLS. Mark, ND8X, reports that the XYL (Jeanette) of the late
Ron, ZL1AMO, is still QSLing QSOs for Ron's ZK1CQ North Cook operation
in the late 70's. Mark states, "She replied by mail that she had the
logs, and if I sent a QSL she would confirm...3 weeks later I got the

SU1HZ, SV8IIR, VA7KO, YF1AR/0, Z36W and ZS8C

TX5K, V31AC, VK9/OH1VR, VU2XO, YB9Y, Z68BH, Z81R, Z81Z, ZA/IZ4JMA,


TA3, TURKEY. Yasar, TA3D, from Izmir will be active during the CQ 160m
CW Contest (January 24-26th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via
his home callsign.

TO7, REUNION ISLAND (Update). The KOP Team is happy to announce that the
TO7CC Web page <> is now online (after weeks and hours
of hard work) as of January 23rd. The team can present the long awaited
information about their new adventure to Reunion Island. They plan to keep
improving and feed their site with new posts on a regular basis, so keep
tuned.... So, just as a reminder, you can find all the information on their
DXpedition on the following media pages:

UA2, KALININGRAD. Dmitri, UA2FB, will be active as UA2K (ex-UA2KK) from
the Keeper Telecom LTD Club Station during the CQ 160m CW Contest (January
24-26th) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via direct to: Ulrich Mueller,
13 Kreutzacker Str, D-35041 Marburg, Germany. No German stamps please!
All cards are replied from Russia. No IBRS please! Bureau QSLs go to
the UA2 QSL Bureau.

UE80, RUSSIA (Special Event). Look for special event station UE80HS to
be active between March 1-31st. Activity is to honor and celebrate the
80th anniversary of the first astronaut Yuri Gagarin. QSL via RW6HS.

V4, ST. KITTS (Update). Operators Tony/N3ME and Bernie/W3UR were expected
to be active from Calypso, St. Kitts (NA-104), starting January 21st, but
late Tuesday night Bernie reported: "Upon our arrival to Miami Airport
my dad Tony (N3ME/V47AJ) had a stroke and had to be taken to the hospital.
We then spent the rest of the day at the hospital and making arrangements.
He is currently in an ICU in stable condition. So for the moment we are
in a holding pattern with our trip to St. Kitts and will be staying in
Miami for the time being." OPDX and its readers wish Tony a complete and
fast recovery. LAST MINUTE UPDATE. On Thursday, Bernie reported, "The
doctors here in Miami discovered a tumor with an edema around the tumor
on my father Tony (N3ME). So we will be flying home Friday."

V4, ST. KITTS. John, W5JON/V47JA, informs OPDX that he will be active once
again from his vacation home in Calypso Bay, St. Kitts (NA-104, WW Loc.
FK87SG) between February 19th and March 25th. Activity will be on 160-6
meters (incl. 60m) using SSB. He will also be active during the ARRL
International DX SSB Contest (March 1-2nd) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry. Equipment is a Kenwood TS-590S and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier.
Antennas include: a 80-10m Multi-band Dipole, and metal roof mounted
S9, 18' and 31' Verticals and 3 element Yagi for 6m. Also, XYL Cathy,
W5HAM, will occasionally operate as V47HAM. ALL QSLs go to W5JON direct
or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.

V650, MICRONESIA. Haru, JA1XGI, plans to celebrate his 50th anniversary
in amateur radio by using the special callsign V650XG in 2014 from the
following islands of Micronesia:
Kosrae Island (OC-059) - Sometime in mid-June
Chuuk Islands (OC-011) - First week in December
Possibly other islands
Activity is ususally on 160-10 meters, including the 30/17/12m, using
CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
An OQRS will be available on ClubLog. For more details and updates,
visit his Web page or Blog at:

Air (IOTA) Dinner will be held in conjunction with the 65th annual Visalia
International DX Convention on Friday, April 4th, in the Charter Oak Room
at the Visalia/Marriott Conference Center, Downtown Visalia, 303 East
Acequia, Visalia, CA. See Convention Web site for details on the DX
Convention - <>.
This dinner is open to all who are active in the IOTA program or want to
see beautiful pictures of far away islands. If you do not wish dinner, you
may sit and enjoy the IOTA program following the dinner. The program agenda
is as follows:
1730-1830 Doors open, socializing and eyeball QSOs
1830 - Welcoming & Introductions by Rick, K6VVA
Dinner served, buffet style
1845 - IOTA Programs/Speakers. As of Jan. 22nd: K6VVA, NA050/ NA152;
K9AJ, OC285; AB5EB & XE2K/AD6D, NA119. Others TBD
2200 - Closing

The dinner will be served buffet style in the Charter Oak at a cost of
35 USDs per person (service charge and tax included). The buffet menu will
contain entrée choice of sliced Tri-tip or Chicken Grantinee (not both)
along with salad, vegetables, dinner rolls, dessert, and a beverage -
coffee, ice tea or ice water. Vegetarian meal is available. Beer, wine
and liquor can be purchased separately from the Happy Hour Bar just prior,
or at the Marriott Hotel bar.
Reservations and advanced payment is required. Prepayment must be received
10 days prior (March 23, 2014) to the Dinner. Please send your check/payment
to N6VR's (Ray Benny) address below. I will confirm receipt by email. At
this time, buffet service is set for 60 persons. And, as with previous IOTA
dinners, admission is free for those wishing to watch the presentations
without dinner. Paid attendees will have priority seating.
For additional information regarding this event, please contact Ray
or Will at:
Raymond Benny, N6VR Will Costello, WC6DX
IOTA Dinner Coordinator IOTA Dinner Assistant Coordinator
462 South Reed Road, Phone: 831 375-8133
Chino Valley, AZ 86323 wc6dx{at}
Phone: 928 848-2158

As a note, the Marriott Hotel has no rooms available. Check the SCDXC
Website for other motels. You may ask the NCDXC Convention coordinators
if they have any rooms reserved for foreign guests if you reside outside
of the USA.

VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND. The Lagunaria DX Group is proud to announce their
DXpedition to Lord Howe Island in October 2014 (tentative October 12-29th).
The team has a great line-up of fine operators with many decades of DX-
pedition experience. Operators mentioned are Jorg/DF6JC, Mathias/DJ2HD,
Gerhard/DJ5IW, Markus/DJ7EO, Heye/DJ9RR, Christian/DL1MGB, Dietmar/DL3DXX,
Andreas/DL5CW, Thomas/DL5LYM, Felix/DL5XL, Bernd/DL6FBL, Dieter/DL8OH,
Jörg/DL8WPX, Robert/SP5XVY and Bernd/VK2IA. They plan to have up to eight
fully equipped HF stations on the air for about 17 days. No callsign was
announced. They are looking for sponsors. QSL route will be announced
soon. As Lord Howe is known for being not too big of an island, a lodge
with access to nearly five acres of free area for erecting many antennas
was booked. Lord Howe is also known for having strict baggage limitation on
the regular flights. So most of the equipment will be transported by ship.
Feel free to visit the DXpedition Web site at:
Also, subscribe to their newsletter to stay informed. No idea who the
Lagunaria DX Group is? Just visit their Web page and learn more about the
group, the people behind it and their goals at:

VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (Update). A team of Polish operators will
be active as VP2V/homecall from Anegada Island (NA-023, also a NEW WFF
area - Anegada Bird Sanctuary, Flamingo Pond) between March 19th and
April 1st. Operators mentioned are Bogdan/SP2FUD, Kazik/SP6AXW, Leszek/
SP6CIK, Janusz/SP9FIH and Robert/SP9WZS. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1823, 3523, 7023, 10115, 14023, 18073, 21023, 24903 and 28023 kHz
SSB - 1844, 3797, 7180, 14180, 18140, 21280, 24980 and 28480 kHz
RTTY - 1835, 3580, 7035, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz
6m - 50103/CW and 50120/SSB
QSL via their home callsigns. A Web page is up and running with a needs
(bands/modes) survey available at:
The VP2V team has an interesting statement on their Web page which states,
-- We believe that it is more important to give a new country to "small
pistol" than to give an 8th band QSO to a "big gun" station. By doing
this, we hope to fulfill the demand for a "new one", especially from
stations located in Japan and the rest of the Far East.

YW0, AVES ISLAND (Update to OPDX.1117/OPDX.1122). The 4M5DX Group has
announced this past week that the YW0A operation will take place some-
time in April for 10 days. On January 20th, Rafael/YV5RED and Rodrigo
Lazo (a research scientist) met with the Directorate of Hydrography and
Navigation of the Navy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (DHN -
ARBV) authorities in order to coordinate YW0A final schedule. They were
told some majors upgrades and maintenance work will be done first on the
Simon Bolivar Base on Aves Island during February and March. Specific
days are suppose to be known sometime this week. It is suggested to watch
the following media Web pages for updates at:
DXpedition's Web page -
4M5DX Group's Facebook page -
4M5DX Group's Twitter page -

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Werner, DJ9KH, informs OPDX that he will once again
be active as ZD8D from Ascension Island (AF-003) between February 24th
and March 11th, for a more or less holiday-style-expedition. He states,
"This expedition will start in Cape Town, South Africa, on board the RMS
St. Helena. After a two days stop on St. Helena, where I hope to be QRV
with a ZD7-callsign (Feb. 19th to Feb. 21st ), we (me and my wife) will
arrive on Ascension Island Feb.24th. Activity will then start as soon as
possible with a special focus on 160-40 meters. Werner mentions, "After
having a lot of fun with CW on my 2013 A35WH ­ expedition, CW will be the
preferred mode. We are also prepared for 60m and 6m." He will also be in
the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 1-2nd) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (possibly
10m). QSL via DL9HO. During the second week, they will have a second
operator join him. Axel, DK9BDN, will visit them and help them, especially
on CW. DK1IP will be the pilot station for Werner in Germany. The ZD8D
Web page <> will be updated soon with all the information.
You can use the ZD8D Online QSL Request System to get your ZD8D card(s).
The OQRS is available for direct and Bureau cards.

The following stations are expected to be active in the
CQ 160m CW Contest (January 24-26th, 2014)
Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2014 CQ 160m CW Contest.
For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
Contest CQ Class QSL
Callsign Entity Route
3V8BB Tunisia SO LoTW; QSL via LX1NO (B/d) or 3V8BB (d)
8Q7BM Maldives M0URX OQRS
C4A Cyprus MO 5B4KH
EA8/RA1A Canary Islands SO HP (B/e)
LX7I Luxembourg SO HP LX2A
LY7A Lithuania MO LoTW
NP4A Puerto Rico SO HP W3HNK
PT7BXB Brazil SO HP PY2XB (d/L)
PY0F/PP1CZ Fernando de Noronha PP1CZ
RD8D Russia (Asia) MO RX9CAZ
TA3D Turkey SO LP TA3D
UA2K Kaliningrad SO HP UA2K
UU7J Ukraine MO LoTW
V6A Micronesia SO HP JA7HMZ (d)
YL4U Latvia MO YL2GN
ZF??? Cayman Islands MO
(d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only (e) eQSL (C) ClubLog

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