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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1152
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1152
March 3, 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, K3SWZ, N3BNA, NG3K & ADXO,
W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N7OU, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News,
NK0S, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com,
DX-World.Net, EA4GHB, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HP1AC,
I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK5RUN, OE1WHC,
OH2BH, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site,
Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for
the following DX information.
** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE: This week's bulletin was sent out earlier
than normal to accommodate the late ARRL DX SSB Contest announcements.
Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing
of the ARRL DX SSB Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Friday, 21st-February, through Friday, 28th-February there were
239 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3C0, 3D2, 3DA,
3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P,
7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2,
A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CE00Y, CM,
CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI,
EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FR, FW, FY, G,
GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS,
HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH2,
KH6, KH8, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, 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, T2, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR,
TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE,
VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/s, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9,
YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, 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".
3V, TUNISIA. SWL Ashraf "Ash", 3V4-002 (KF5EYY), and members of the
National Engineering School of Gabès RC will be active as 3V8BB from the
"Institute Superieur de L'Animation Pour la Jeunesse et la Culture" station
in Tunis, during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 1-2nd) as a Multi-Single
entry. QSL via LoTW or to LX1NO. Read about Ashraf on the following Web
page at: http://www.kf5eyy.info
4S, SRI LANKA (Update/Reminder). Sigi, DL7DF, will lead a team of operators
to activate Sri Lanka (AS-003) between March 10-23rd. Operators mentioned
are Manfred/DK1BT, Csaba/DH7KU, Tom/DJ6TF, Manfred/DK1BT, Georg/DK7LX,
Wolf/DL4WK, Sigi/DL7DF, Juergen/DL7UFN, Frank/DL7UFR, Jan/SP3CYY and
Leszek/SP3DOI. Pilot station for this DXpedition is Bernd, DF3CB. A
callsign has not yet been announced (possibly 4S7DFG, 4S7FRG and 4S7LXG).
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using several stations operating CW and
SSB. One station will be exclusively dedicated to RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV.
Equipment will consist of 4 transceivers (3 x K2, 1 x FT857D), 2 x 18 m
lowband vertical, a delta-loop vertical for 40m, a delta-loop vertical
for 30m, 2 spiderbeam for 20/17/15/12/10m, a 5 element yagi for 6m and
some beverage antennas. QSL via DL7DF, direct or by the Bureau. They will
upload the full logs of the DXpedition to LoTW within 6 months after the
DXpedition. For more details and updates, visit:
5H, TANZANIA. Arne, OH2NNE, is once again active as 5H2DK from from Sanya
Juu until March 23rd. He states that he will use the "same setup as last
time. Hope for less QRN on 40m. If so, I will also try to be QRV on 80m."
Activty will then be on 80-10 meters on SSB only. Suggested frequencies
are: 3790, 7120, 14250, 18150, 21250, 24950 and 28450 kHz. QSL via his
home callsign, by the Bureau or direct. Log will be uploaded to ClubLog,
LoTW and his Web page. For more details and updates, see:
8P, BARBADOS. Alex, DD5ZZ, is now active as 8P9BZ from Dover Beach until
March 13th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using mainly
the Digital modes with an an IC-7000 and a MP1 mobile antenna. QSL via
DD5ZZ, by the DARC QSL Bureau or direct.
BP0, TAIWAN. Members of the Amateur Radio Taipei (ART) will be active
from BU2AQ's QTH as BP0P during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th)
as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are: Tang/BM2AAV, Zhang/BV1ED,
Eddie/BV2DD, Evan/BV2KS, Lee/BV2NT and Lee/BX2AB. QSL via BP0P. The
team will be active between March 28-30th, on 40-10 meters using CW,
SSB and RTTY. QSL also OK via ART QSL Service.
C9, MOZAMBIQUE. Gerard, ZS6AYU, will once again be active as C91GR from
Bilene between March 16-19th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10
meters, usually CW only, using a Cushcraft R7000 vertical and 350 watts.
QSL via ZS6AYU, direct or by the Bureau.
CARIBBEAN TOUR. Mike, DF8AN, will once again be active from the Caribbean.
Activity will be during most of April. His scheduled operations and
callsigns are as follows:
Antigua - V26MN between April 15-16th; IOTA NA-015;
WW. Grid FK97
Montserrat - VP2MMN between April 16-24th; IOTA NA-103;
WW. Grid FK86
St. Kitts - V4/DF8AN between April 24-25th; IOTA NA-104
WW. Grid FK 87
Nevis - V4/DF8AN between April 25-29th; IOTA NA-104
WW. Grid FK 87
If like last time, look for him to be on all HF bands, 160-6 meters.
He operates mainly on CW using 100 watts using an Alinco DX70 into a
long wire and dipole antennas. QSL via DF8AN, direct or by the QSL
Bureau. ADDED NOTE FROM DF8AN (last operation): Mike informs OPDX readers
[edited], "If anyone hears me on a frequency, and if anyone needs me on
another frequency or mode, you can contact me via SMS (text message) on
this cellular P H O N E N O.: +491716232751
But please, no telephone calls. I will not answer any telephone call.
If anyone wants a sked: send me a SMS with callsign and QRG and mode,
and I will QSY if possible. But please accept that I am not on the air
24/7 around the clock. If you hear me (for example on 14 CW) and need me
(for example on 18 SSB), send me SMS like this example: DL1ABC 18165.
I will QSY as soon as possible to that new frequency. Please only short
SMS. I have NO internet at my location and can NOT check my E-mails. I
work only CW and SSB all bands include 6m. And PSE accept, that I am not
there for amateur radio as a main reason. I work for the Civil Aviation
Office and for that reason, I have to work some hours/day, hi... But if
anyone hears me and needs me on another band - let me know."
CR2/CQ8, AZORES ISLAND (NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN). The team of Martti/OH2BH,
Juha/OH8NC and Jaakko/OH8NJ will activate 80m, 15m and 10m monobands
using following callsigns: CQ8X, CR2A and CR2X. All QSLs are via OH2BH.
CT9, MADEIRA. Jean-Marc, F5SGI, will be active as CT9/F5SGI from the
Madeira Islands between April 5-12th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters
using mostly CW. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
CV3, URUGUAY. Members of the "Radiogrupo Sur" (Southern Radio Group),
celebrating their 30th anniversary of the club, will be active as CV3D
during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 1-2nd) as a Mutli-Single entry.
Operators mentioned are Gonzalo/CX1CAK, Daniel/CX1FU, Lupo/CX2ABC and
Jorge/CX6DAP. QSL direct via CX2ABC.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME (DST). Remember to change your clocks next weekend.
Countries in the Northern Hemisphere (most of N. American and some of
the Caribbean) who observe Daylight Saving Time, should change their
clocks on Sunday, March 9th at 2:00 AM, and should move their "local
clocks" forward 1 hour to 3:00:00 AM local time. Daylight Saving Time
will end on Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00 AM. European countries will
switch to DST on March 30th. For the history and details about DST,
as well as an interesting map of the world (showing the countries who
observe DST), see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time
ADDED NOTES: Hopefully, all amateur radio operators know not to change
their GMT/UTC/ZULU clocks. However, since most operators usually set their
computers to local time, some may have to change their settings on "some"
ham radio software (ex. logging, propagation, DXTelnet, etc..) programs.
EF8, CANARY ISLANDS. Juan, EA8RM (ex-EA8CAC), will be active as EF8R
during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 1-2nd) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or EB7DX.
FM, MARTINIQUE. Gil, FM5FJ, from Le Marin will be active during the ARRL
DX SSB Contest (March 1-2nd) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL
FT5ZM ARTICILE. You can read a French article about FT5ZM on the official
web site of the TAAF (Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises) at:
FY, FRENCH GUIANA. Didier, FY5FY, will be active as FY5KE during the
ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 1-2nd) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/
High-Power entry. QSL via FY1FL, by the Bureau or direct.
GW, Wales. Steve, GW4BLE, will be active as GW7X during the ARRL DX SSB
Contest (March 1-2nd) (part-time only) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.
NO QSLs, LoTW ONLY. Audio available after the contest at:
HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Operators Joerg/DL4HTK and Torsten/DO5AD will be
active as HB0DRK and HB0YRK, respectively, between May 4-18th. Activity
will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY. QSL both callsigns
HH, HAITI. Dale, N3BNA, will be returning to Haiti in November to build a
240 foot AM broadcast tower. While there in December, he will also lead a
small group of amateurs to participate in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest. (This
of course is dependent on the tower being built).
HK, COLOMBIA. Operators Sal/HK1T and Mark/LU8EOT will activate the "Jumanji
Contest Station" (HK1R) as HK1NA during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March
1-2nd) as a Multi-? QSL via K6IPM. Visit the DXARC Web page at:
HP, PANAMA (IOTA Op). Operators Simone/IK5RUN and Danio/I5OYY will arrive
in Panama on March 14th, and depart on April 2nd. They will live aboard
and sail the Caribbean Sea on the Catamaran "Cush", and plan to activate
two Panamanian islands (possibly more). Simone informs OPDX that they will
be active as HP2/IK5RUN and HP2/I5OYY from the San Blas Province IOTA
Group (NA-170, San Blas Archipelago) and the Colon-Veraguas North Province
IOTA Group (NA-202). The skipper of the "Cush" is also a ham radio operator
(Claudio, IZ5VTC), but is not interested in operating. Activity will be
holiday style on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They
will use a TS-480 with 200w and an IC-7000 with an amp into vertical and
wire antennas. They will also have a little yagi for 6m. QSL HP2/IK5RUN
via IK5RUN direct with a SASE + 3 USDS or use the ClubLog OQRS (Preferred).
QSL HP2/I5OYY via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. For
more details and updates, visit: http://www.ik5run.it/hp2.html
AF-019. An international team of operators will be active as IG9Y
from Lampedusa Island during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
25-26th) as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned currently
are Gabor/HA1YA, Marco/HB9OCR, Aurelio/PC5A, Peter/PD1RP,
Mark/PA5MW, Marco/PE2MC, Miran/S50O, Silvo/S50X, Hubert/S51NZ,
Romeo/S52RU, Renato/S57UN and Slavc/S57DX. Activity outside
the contest will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, and RTTY,
with four stations on the air. QSL via ON4LG. An OQRS will be
available for direct and Bureau cards. Visit their Web page
EU-008. Members of the Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club will
once again be active as MS0KLR, but this time from the Isle
of Canna (IOSA NH01, SCOTIA DI21, WAB NG20), Inner Hebrides,
between April 21-25th. Graham, MM0GHM, reports "we have a CW
operator with us this year, again we will be active on 5 MHz".
Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes. QSL via the Bureau to MM0KLR, direct to MM0GHM. For more
information and updates, visit: http://www.klarc.org
EU-010. Members of the Camb-Hams will once again be active as GS3PYE/p,
but this time from the Decca cottage, on the Isle of Lewis
(IOSA OH01, SCOTIA HI21, WLOTA 1477, Outer Hebrides, between
April 26th and May 3rd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using
five stations on the air, simultaneously, and all capable of
running the legal power limit from five amplifiers. Also, look
them on 6m and 4m which has a great take-off to the UK and
Europe using the legal power limit. With the success of EME in
the past years, the group plans a 2m and 23cm EME station with
a focus on 23cm. There will also be 2m/70cm Satellite activity.
QSL via M1ACB. For more information and updates, visit:
EU-092. Operators Steve/G0MTD, Paul/M1PAF, Glyn/M0XUH, Norman/G7MRL
and Mark/M0WCR will be active as MS0WRC from Tanera Mor (IOSA
SC10, SCOTIA CN32, WAB NB90), Summer Isles, between June
14-21st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, mainly SSB with
some PSK-31, RTTY and CW. QSL via G0MTD, by the Bureau or
direct (see QRZ.com). For more details and updates, visit:
EU-145. Operators Colin/G3VCQ (CT7ACG), Sharon/M3VCQ and Andy/M0GAV
will activate Culatra Island (DIA AI-01, DIP AL-001) in the
Algarve Province of Portugal during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 26-27th). They will use the special callsign CR5CW from
the the Cabo de Santa Maria Lighthouse (ARLHS POR-013, DFFA
FA-06, DFP FAL06, WLOTA 0144), located in the Parque Natural
da Ria Formosa (WWFF CTFF-007). QSL via LoTW only for this
contest callsign. Look for update at:
EU-171. Tom, DL4VM, will once again be active as OZ/DL4VM from the
Vendsyssel-Thy/Nordjylland Island (DIA NJ-001) twice during
2014. First operation will be between May 10-24th and the
second between August 30th and September 20th. Activity will
include operations from Thy National Park (WWFF OZFF-009).
Look for him on 80-10 meters, mainly on CW. QSL via his home
callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
NA-085. Bruce, K5TEN, will be active from Dog Island between April
13-19th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and
possibly RTTY, PSK31 and JT65A. QSL via his home callsign,
direct or by the Bureau. NO eQSL or LoTW.
NA-213. Operators Steve/KI4GGJ, Allan/KV4T, Bridget/KS4YT, Robert/AJ4T,
Tre/W4CCF, Nicholas/KJ4AVG and Gramlin/KD4QZR will be active
from Dauphin Island (USI AL-002S, Mobile County, AL) between
June 23-30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and
SSB. Look for operators to sign homecall/p. QSL via their
OC-204. (Update/Date Change) Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/P
from Enggano Island between March 12-18th (not March 23-30th,
as first announced). Activity will be on 40-10 meters using
CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For March). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of March 2014:
GX4BJC/A & GX4BJC/P - Operated from Walton-on-the-Naze, in Essex, by
Herbie, G6XOU. (/A WAB Square TM22 - England, IOTA EU-005).
MX1SWL/A & MX1SWL/P - Operated from Clacton on Sea, in Essex, by
George, G1IPU. (/A WAB Square TM11 - England, 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 <www.iswl.org.uk> or <www.qrz.com> or via <www.eQSL.cc>.
NO LoTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see
<www.iswl.org.uk> for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for
KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA. Masahiro, JH3PRR, will be active as KH8B from Pago
Pago between October 21-27th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters with a
focus on 10 meters CQ ZONE 14 and 80/160m for AS/EU LP. He also plans to
be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
High-Power entry. Equipment: K3+2K-FA 1.5kW. 10-20m HEXBEAM and 30-160m
VDP. QSL via JH3PRR or LoTW (preferred). OQRS via ClubLog will also be
OA, PERU. Hutch, NK0S (HL9HP, YS9HH, HP1XHH), will be active as OA4/NK0S
from the Radio Club of Peru club station between March 12-25th. Activity
will be holiday style primarily on SSB, but possibly some CW and Digital.
He will upload his log to LoTW after his return. QSL via his home callsign.
OE14, AUSTRIA (Special Event). The Amateur Radio Section of ORF (Austrian
Broadcasting Corporation) and the Documentary Archives Radio Communications
/QSL Collection will operate, for 72 hours only, a special event station
with the callsign OE14M between 0000-2400z, Friday, April 25th and Sunday,
April 27th. OE14M is an official "International Marconi Day" station.
Contacts made on Saturday, April 26th, are valid for the IMD Award. The
IMD information is available at: http://g4usb.net/IMD/imd-2014
Bureau QSLs are via OE1WHC. Direct QSL info, see: http://www.qrz.com/db/oe14m
Press Contact: Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC <email@example.com>
QSL motif download: http://www.qsl.at/down/oe14m.tif
P4, ARUBA. Operators John/W6LD, Paul/K9PG, Chad/WE9V and Mike/K9NW will
be active as P40L from Pos Chiquito during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March
1-2nd) as a Mutli-Op ro Multi-? entry. QSL viA WA3FRP. All P40L logs are
uploaded to ClubLog and Logbook of the World. For details about the station,
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (March 3-9th)....
Mar/03rd AN Mar/06th AN Mar/08th AN
Mar/04th AN Mar/07th AN Mar/09th AN
SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
----------------- ------ -------- ------
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 (February 28th)
5H2DK via OH2NNE EG7DCA via EA7URS PA/DJ1AA/M via DJ1AA
AH0CO/KH2 via JH1QJU GX8HRC/A via G3SVK SM6/V63YM via SM6FJY (d)
C6ANA via N5NHJ HK3/AL4Q via DJ8QP SN7D via SQ7DQX
CE0/W6NV via W6NV HP3/DL7EG via DL7EG T88XH via JA0EKI
CP4WHX via UA4WHX II6ANT via IW6NZY TK/IK2UJS/P via IK2UJS
CW5F via ON5NT II8IDXC via IZ8EDJ V21ZG via DL7AFS
CX7CO via EA5GL (d) IP2ANT via IK2QPR VP5/W0GJ via W0GJ
EA8/DJ6HP via DJ6HP (d) IY7M via IZ7XNB W1AW/KG4 via W1AW
EA9/DL2RNS via DL2RNS LI8XRA via LA8XRA XR2V via N7RO
ED4HV via EA4HV OL8M via OK1DRQ ZL7AAA via VE7NY
EE3K via EA3GHZ OS8A via ON8VK
EE4EA via EA4GHB (B/L) OT6V/p via ON6VI
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only
NEW QSL MANAGER. Glenn, K3SWZ, reports, "I am now handling the QSL cards
for W3XS/MM and HI3/W3XS, plus anywhere else he may show up...."
XZ1J QSL STATUS. Nao, JA1HGY , reports, "I received new information
from QSL MGR. He said, 'QSL is printing now, Pse QRX.'"
YJ0 OP QRT. Operators Bill/N7OU (YJ0OU) and Rocky/NE7D (YJ0ZZ) are now
QRT with over 16,000 QSOs in the log. QSL via their home callsigns.
Logs will be uploaded to LoTW soon after their return to the USA in
a couple days.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4U1ITU, 7Q7BP, 9A5M, CO2JD, CT3/DL5LYM, CT3DZ,
FR5FC, G0DBE, GD/DL5LYM/P, HC1MD, HK1NA, IT9BLB, IT9WKU, IW9HRZ,J79SB,
J79SB, JD1BHA, K8WW, KP4ROS, M0PNN, M0PNN, MD/DL5LYM, MU0FAL, N8A,P40W,
RA3QK, RW6YY, SV3DCX, TF3IRA, TM100SP, TM11AAW, TO7CC, V73NS, VP9/M0VFC,
W1AW/4, W1AW/6, W1AW/8, W8A, XR0ZR, YB9WZJ and ZB2/DL7VEE
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 1A0KM, 3DA0ET, 7O2A, CY0P, FW5JJ, H40T, H44G,
JY9FC, T33A, VK9IR, VU7AG, XR0ZR, YB4IR/8 and YW5X
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: CU3BR, CU3EM, CU3EQ, CU3HN, K5T, YB0DJ,
Z81X, ZD8O and ZD8X
S0, WESTERN SAHARA (Update). The DX-World.net reports: "Unfortunately,
due to prohibitive cost of permit for one week, and the fact it now
appears local activity from Western Sahara will soon occur, Dom, 3Z9DX,
has decided to cancel his plans to be QRV in mid-March." Dom also informs
DX World that he will have a 'very big surprise' by the end of the year,
with updates to follow in due course.
2014 UPCOMING ISLAND DXPEDITIONS (Update to OPDX.1144). Bob, N7XR, who
announced in early January that he plans to activate Diego Garcia (Chagos
Islands) and Wake Island in 2014 (specific dates still not announced),
posted on his Web page <http://www.wake-diego2014.org>: "Unfortunately,
the interest in these two trips is not high. Because I'm unable to get
support, I will only be making a minimal effort with a low power station
and wire antenna as time permits."
VP2M, MONTSERRAT. Charlie, K1XX, will be active a VP2MLL during the ARRL
DX SSB Contest (March 1-2nd) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. His
length of stay is unknown. QSL via N4OX.
VP2M, MONTSERRAT. Operators Iain/M0PCB and Steve/M0SPF will be active as
VP2MXI (CW) and VP2MZR (SSB/RTTY), respectively, from Montserrat between
March 5-10th. Activity will be holiday style. Iain plans to be an entry
in the RSGB Commonwealth Contest (March 8-9th). QSL via LoTW, Clublog OQRS,
direct via M0PCB or by the Bureau via their home callsigns.
The following stations are expected to be active in the
ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 1-2nd, 2014)
Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2014 ARRL DX SSB Contest.
For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxs2014.html (By callsign)
http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxsd2014.html (By entity)
Contest DXCC Class QSL
Callsign Entity Route
3G1B Chile M/? HA1AG
3V8BB Tunisia M/S LoTW; QSL via LX1NO
8P5A Barbados SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via NN1N
C6ANA Bahamas N5NHJ
C6AZZ Bahamas KQ8Z
CN2AA Morocco M/2 LoTW; QSL via UA2FM
CV3D Uruguay M/S CX2ABC
EF8R Canary Islands SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via EB7DX
FM5FJ Martinique SOSB 20M KU9C
FY5FY French Guiana SOSB 15M FY5FY
GW7X Wales SOAB LoTW
HI3K Dominican Republic M/S KB2MS
HK1NA Colombia M/? K6IPM
IO5O Italy M/S LoTW
J7Y Dominica K1LI
KH2/N2NL Guam SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via W2YC
LU8YE Argentina M/2 IK2DUW
LX7I Luxembourg SOAB LX2A
NP2P U.S. Virgin Islands SOAB LoTW
OH5Z Finland M/2 LoTW
P40L Aruba M/? WA3FRP
P40P Aruba SOAB HP LoTW
PJ2T Curacao M/S W3HNK
PJ6A Saba & St. Eustatius M/S N4NX
RG22RQ Russia (Europe) M/2 RN3RQ
RT0F Russia (Asia) M/? LoTW
TF/KT1K Iceland LP KT1K
TI8M Costa Rica M/? TI8M
TO22C Guadeloupe F6HMQ
TO5A Martinique SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via F5VHJ (B/d)
TO6D Guadeloupe LoTW
V47JA St. Kitts & Nevis LoTW; QSL via W5JON (d)
VP2MLL Br. Virgin Islands SOAB LP N4OX
VP5H Turks & Caicos M/S W0GJ
VP9/W6PH Bermuda SOAB LP W6PH Direct
YN5Z Nicaragua SOAB HP LoTW
ZD8D Ascension Island SOSB DL9HO
(d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only (e) eQSL (C) ClubLog
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