quarta-feira, 7 de dezembro de 2016

Ativação PT7BEG - 14º Grupo de Escoteiros do AR - Eduardo Gomes

ATIVIDADE ESCOTEIRA E RADIOESCOTISMO

Nos dias 09, 10 a 11 de Dezembro de 2016, o 14º Grupo de Escoteiros do Ar Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes, cuja sede é na Base Aérea de Fortaleza, estará realizando um acampamento com os membros da TROPA ESCOTEIRA, afim de finalizar algumas progressões que ficaram pendentes para os Escoteiros.
Com isto estaremos aproveitando a oportunidade para iniciar alguns membros do RAMO ESCOTEIRO, a fim de que os mesmos possam estar tirando suas especialidades de radioamadorismo nível I. Em Janeiro, também estaremos ministrando cursos de Legislação, Técnica e Ética Operacional, Radioeletricidade e Telegrafia para os Chefes que desejarem realizar a prova de ingresso no Radioamadorismo como CLASSE B.
Retornando as atividades que serão desenvolvidas no próximo fim de semana, os membros estarão operando a estação do Grupo que possui o Indicativo de Chamada PT7BEG, e aqueles contatos que se confirmarem, serão agraciados com o Cartão QSL do Grupo, bem como com, um Cartão QSL do membro que estiver operando a Estação.
A principio se a propagação auxiliar, estaremos operando em 10 / 40 e 80 mts, nas frequências escoteiras.
Também estaremos em QRV na frequência da repetidora local de Fortaleza na QRG de 146.760. Esta repetidora esta linkada a diversas outras repetidoras e links de echolink. Praticamente falo com quase todas as regiões do Brasil pela mesma.
Nosso local de acampamento será no Município de PINDORETAMA, há mais ou menos uns 40 km de Fortaleza.
Estaremos operando com 3 antenas dipolo e 2 direcionais para 40 e 10 mts.
FREQUÊNCIAS ESCOTEIRAS
As frequências abaixo foram recomendadas e são mundialmente utilizadas pelos Escoteiros!
80 Metros   3.740 (FONIA) e   3.590 (CW)
40 Metros   7.090 (FONIA) e   7.030 (CW)
20 Metros 14.290 (FONIA) e 14.070 (CW)
17 Metros 18.140 (FONIA) e 18.080 (CW)
15 Metros 21.360 (FONIA) e 21.140 (CW)
12 Metros 24.960 (FONIA) e 24.910 (CW)
10 Metros 28.390 (FONIA) e 28.190 (CW)
Estaremos SEMPRE ALERTA PARA SERVIR durante todo o dia e toda a madrugada do periodo de acampamento.
JULIO CESAR ARAUJO DE OLIVEIRA - PU1PDJ
14º Grupo de Escoteiros do Ar Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes
Fortaleza - CE
Fonte:  LABRE-RJ

segunda-feira, 5 de dezembro de 2016

OPDX Bulletin 1294 December 5, 2016

OPDX Bulletin 1294 December 5, 2016
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1294
BID: $OPDX.1294
December 5, 2016
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From Strongsville, Oh
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1TO, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, W2GB, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, WB6RSE, N7NG, K8GI, K8YSE, K8ZH, W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, GW0ANA, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OH2BH, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete Rayer & ISWL, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, UN7LAN, VA3RJ & ICPO, and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 27th/November, through Sunday, 4th/December there were 239 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B6, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/m, 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, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, VU7, XE, XT, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZL7, ZP, ZS
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. Johnny, SM6JBC, is now active as 3B8JB from Flic an Flac,
Mauritius Island (AF-049). His length of stay is unknown. Activity will
be on 40-10 meters using RTTY, PSK and some SSB. QSL via his home callsign,
direct or by the Bureau.

3D3, FIJI. Chris, VK3FY, will be active as 3D3FY from Fiji Island (OC-016)
between December 6-14th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters
using CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO or OQRS.

5N/5N40, NIGERIA. Look for Tom, PA3TG (5N/PA3TG), to be active using the
special callsign 5N40TG from Lagos starting January 1st, 2017. Details
were not given for the reason on the uses of the special callsign. Activity
will be on 20 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

8P, BARBADOS. Chuck, KG9N, will once again be active as 8P9AL from St.
Philip, Barbados (NA-021), between February 22nd and March 7th. Activity
will be on various HF bands using wire verticals, dipoles and long wires.
QSL via KG9N or LoTW. PLEASE NOTE: This is a reissued callsign. Yuri,
VE3DZ, used the callsign in May of 2002. Please QSL those contacts to VE3DZ.

AFRICAN TOUR. Peter, HA3AUI, will once again be active from two West
African countries between (approx.!!!) January 20th and March 5th, 2017.
His plans are to be active as 6W2SC from Cabrousse, Senegal, and as J5UAP
from Cabroxo, Guinea-Bissau. Specific dates were not provided. Watch his
Web page for possible updates at: http://cqafrica.net/en/welcome/index.html
He does state that from Senegal (6W) he will have a K3, Spiderbeam, 100 or
500W, and will operate on 20-10 meters CW (other bands/modes on request).
Peter may activate some IOTAs and/or WFFs as 6w2sc/p. From Guinea-Bissau
(J5), he will have a K3, 100w, verticals, and operate 20-10 meters CW
(other modes on request). QSL via LoTW or direct via his home callsign
HA3AUI.

BG2, CHINA. Miao, BG2AUE, from Harbin, the capital and largest city of
Heilongjiang Province in the northeastern region of the People's Republic
of China, has been very active on 80 meters around 1200z and 3521.5 kHz.
QSL via LoTW or direct.

C5, THE GAMBIA. Operators Bogdan/SP2FUD and Zenon/SP2GCJ are once again
active as C5FUD and C5GCJ, respectively, from Brufut, The Gambia. The
length of their stay is not known. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL C5FUD via SP2FUD. QSL C5GCJ via SP2GCJ.

C6, BAHAMAS. Operators Tim/N4UM (C6ARU), Mike/K4RUM (C6AUM) and Bob/N4BP
(C6AKQ) will once again be active from Abaco Island (NA-080) between
February 7-21st, 2017. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using mainly CW
with some RTTY and other Digital modes (possibly SSB). Each operator
will be in the ARRL International DX CW Contest as Single-Band entry.
QSL C6ARU via N4UM direct. QSL C6AUM via K4RUM direct. QSL C6AKQ via
N4BP direct.

CARIBBEAN TOUR. David, W2LNX, and his wife Abbey will be leaving for
Guadeloupe (FG, [(NA-102]) on Tuesday, December 6th, and then they will
go on to Martinique (FM, [NA-107]) on Sunday, December 11th. On Friday,
December 16th, his XYL Abbey flies home, and David will take the ferry
to St. Lucia (J6, [NA-108]) to stay with Frans, J69DS, until Thursday,
December 22nd. David states, "My operating schedule will pretty much
be limited to the early morning hours and the late afternoons." The best
way to find him is on PSK Automatic Propagation Reporter:
                    https://pskreporter.info/pskmap.html
Callsigns to look for are FG/W2LNX from Guadeloupe, FM/W2LNX from Martin-
ique and either J6/W2LNX or J68LNX in St. Lucia. He plans to operate
almost exclusively PSK31 or PSK63 using a KX2 QRP radio with a Buddipole
full size 20m vertical antenna. Also, he will bring two bobbins of wire
to make a 30m or 40m dipole or inverted Vee. For QRP work, David plans
to find some mountain tops. When he has electric power, he plans to use
a Hardrock-50 50 watt amplifier that Marc, N4DR, built for him. He does
mention, "I will be casually operating for no more than one or two hours
a day. I will be with the missus on Guadeloupe and Martinique and I don't
want to irritate her too much with my ham radio stuff. On St. Lucia, I
should have a bit more time. I still don't know my callsign is yet in
St. Lucia, but I received an invoice from the St. Lucia ministry. So
my application has been approved. The callsign will be J6/W2LNX or J68LNX,
probably J68LNX since it is a renewal application." David plans to use
LoTW as he did last year when he was on St. Lucia, but has to generate
certificates for Guadeloupe and Martinique.

E4, PALESTINE. Operators Bodo/DF8DX and Herman/DL2NUD will once again be
active as E44QX and E44HP, respectively, from Jericho on the Westbank
between December 8-12th. Activity will be on various HF bands (CW only)
and EME on GHz. For EME, they suggest to listen for activity on 1296 GHz
on December 8-10th, 3400 GHz December 11th and 2320/2304 GHz on December
12-13th. Look for Herman to remain there through December 18th. QSL E44QX
via DF8DX and E44HP via DL2NUD.

E5, SOUTH COOL ISLANDS. Operators Doug, W6HB, will once again be active
as E51DLD from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between April 28th and May 13th,
2017. This time he will have operators Bruce/KG7MXL and Marilyn/KI7DLK
with him. Activity will be holiday style on 160-10 meters using mainly
SSB. QSL via his home callsign. No LOTW, no E-QSL, no QRZ.com logs --
hard cards ONLY folks.

H44, SOLOMON ISLANDS. Remo, HB9SHD, will be active as H44SHD from a resort
on Uepi Island (OC-149) sometime in December (specific dates were not
provided). Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using FT-891
into HiEndFed antenna. QSL via his home callsign.

IOTA NEWS..............
  AS-088.  Members of Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) and others will
           be active as A70X from Al Safliyah Island between January 1-7th.
           Operators mentioned are Saif/A71AM, Mohammed/A71AV, Ibrahim/
           A71BI, Juma/A71EM, Aziz/A71GO, Kumar/A75GM, Vikas/A75GT, Seid/
           E76AA, Becir/E78AA, Jeremy/EI5GM, David/EI9FBB and Col/MM0NDX.
           Activity will be on 160-10 meters, using CW, SSB and RTTY, and
           with 3-4 stations on the air. QSL via M0OXO or OQRS. For more
           details and updates, see:      https://asia088.com

  AF-050.  Operators Vlad/UA4WHX/5T9VB and Ahmad/5T2AI are now active
           as 5T5TI from the rare Tidra Island. Activity will be on 80-10
           meters (80 & 6 meters uncertain) using CW, SSB and RTTY. Their
           activity seems to be mostly on 20/17 meters. The "425 DX News"
           reports [edited], "Plans are to be active until December 5th;
           their license expires on December 10th." Jean, 5T0JL, states,
           "it is strongly requested to satisfy yourself with one mode
           contact in order to please the pushing crowd". QSL via NI5DX.

  AN-017.  Francois, F4HLT, is expected to be active as FT3YL from the
           Dumont d'Urville Station on Petrels Island in the Antarctica
           sometime soon for one year. His license is valid until February
           1st, 2018. Activity will be limited to his free time. QSL via
           F6KPQ. For more details, see:  https://f4hlt.wordpress.com

  NA-122.  Members of the "Ham Radio Union of the Dominican Republic"
           (UDRA), are happy to announce their next DXpedition will be
           to Beata Island between January 25th and Febuary 1st, 2017.
           They will be active as HI1UD on 160-6 meters using CW and
           SSB. Operators mentioned are Alfredo/HI8K (Co-Leader), Tino/
           HI3CC (Co-Leader), Julio/AD4Z (CW Leader), Ismael/XE1AY,
           Prado/NK4DX,  Franky/HI3TT (SSB Leader), Edwin/HI3K, Efrain/
           HI8EES, Elio/HI8EFS, Josemi/HI8C, Marcos/HI3MRV, Mike/HI3MPC,
           Rod/HI3RWP, Rigo/HI8RD, Sergio/HI8AR, William/N2WB and Miguel/
           HI7MC. QSL Manager is Chuck, W2CCW. They will upload their
           log to LoTW and ClubLog. It has been 28 years since HI1UD
           has been activated. For more details and updates, see the
           following URLs:
                        http://beatadxpedition2017.org
               http://www.facebook.com/beatadxpedition2017/
       http://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=11&call=a%2FHI1UD&timerange=3600&tail=3600

ISWL CALLSIGNS (For December). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of December 2016:

  GX4BJC/A - Operated from Walton-on-the-Naze, in Essex, by Herbie, G6XOU.
             (/A WAB Square TM22 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).

  MX1SWL/A - Operated from Great Sutton, in Cheshire, by Geof M0BAU.
             (/A WAB Square SJ37 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
             
  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 eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for
their awards.

J6, ST. LUCIA (Buddipole DXpedition). Operators Budd/W3FF, Jeff/KO7M,
Mike/KI8R, Matt/K0BBC, Harold/WJ1B, Chris/W6HFP, Tom/W6LDX and Paul/W6PNG
will be active as J68FF, J6/KO7M, J6/KI8R, J6/K0BBC, J6/WJ1B, J68HF,
J6/W6PNG and J6/W6LDX, respectively, from Chateau Devaux on Saint Lucia
Island (NA-108) between December 4-12th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Operations will be QRP or 100 watt
transceivers into Buddipole antennas. QSL via their home callsigns or LoTW.

J7, DOMINICA (J7 Operation Wrap-up). Dan, K1TO, informs OPDX, "We operated
J70BH for the CQ WW CW contest and made a little over 10,000 QSOs. Martti,
OH2BH, also operated for a few days before and afterward -- no idea what
his final QSO count is. I activated J70TO mostly on Monday evening after-
ward and made about 600 QSOs, mostly on 160 & 40M. I think that we will
be sending QSLs via the bureau to all who are in our log, but that is
not yet confirmed." 

KH6, HAWAII. Andy, VE7AHA, will once again be active as KH6/VE7AHA from
Big Island (OC-019) between January 14th and1 March 11th, 2017. Activity
will be on various HF bands, but he states, "I will do more low band radio
as the high bands are getting very fragile!!" QSL via his home callsign.

KP4/WP4, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. The "Buddies of the Caribbean", operators
Tom/K4ZGB, Bryan/N8WD, Rick/AA4W and Robert/KE4AL, will be active as
WP2/K4ZGB, KP2/N8WD, KP2/AA4W and KP2/KE4AL, respectively, from Saint
Croix Island (NA-106) between December 6-14th. The location of their
DXpedition is from "My Mountain Breeze" which is the location of the
station NP2N . They
will also be operating from his station and will have a station in the
ARRL 10 meter Contest, NPOTA (Salt River Bay, Christiansted, and Buck
Island), QRP, and beach operations will also take place. Activity will
be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. In addition,
they will attempt to make some satellite contacts through SO-50 and AO-85.
QSL via LOTW, eQSL or direct to their home callsigns.

OF9X UPDATE (Press Release) [edited]:
      SANTA HUNT -- OF9X ACTIVE FROM DECEMBER 01 THRU DECEMBER 31, 2016
      SANTA RADIO, OF9X IS INTRODUCING THE HARD WORKING TWELVE (12) ELVES
  As for many years Santa is now setting up for his world tour ­ including
Amateur Radio -- and will provide your family an added pleasure for this
Christmas. The exciting news is that for the first time in the history of
OF9X, Old-Father-Nine-Christmas, and the elves will step forward so that
you can get to know them and their part in the Christmas scene. And better
yet, you can make an effort to find them together with your young ones
whether within your family or in your immediate neighborhood.
  There are twelve elves operating OF9X and they indicate themselves with
the 3-letter identity thus your maximum elf-multiplier can be twelve (12).
  You should try to work them on all amateur bands and modes (CW/SSB/DIGI
from 630m to 70 cm) and each QSO would give you a one-point (1). If you
are outside of Europe your points are doubled (2). Summing up the QSO
points and multiplying them with contacted number of elves makes your
Frozen Santa Bag, the final score. Only 2016 QSOs are valid for the Bag.
  If you miss the elf identity for whatever reason no problem as you can
send your QSO listing to Santa HQ and these elves would count them for you.
; you can also look for your QSOs at the ClubLog and
each slot may illustrate the elf you had contacted. 
                         Here is your slate of elves:
           Arto, OH2KW (ART); Arttu, OH2FB (ATU); Jyri, OH2KM (JYR);
           Martti, OH2BH (MAR); Niko, OH2GEK (NIK); Pauli, OH5BQ (PAU);
           Pekka, OH2TA (PEK); Pertti, OH2BEE (PER); Raimo, OH2BCI (RAI);
           Tom, OH6VDA (TOM); Pertti, OH2PM (SIM) and Erik, OH2LAK (LAK)

  Your efforts will be rewarded by Santa Awards with the following awards:
   A:  SKC- Award (Santa is King of Christmas);       minimum of 50 points
   B:  WMC - Award (Warm and Memorable Christmas);    minimum of 35 points
   C:  RNS -Award (Remember those Red Nose Elves);    minimum of 20 points 

  The full-color awards will be sent by email if you send your log and your
point calculation to  by January 05, 2017 ­ please
also include the name to be printed on the award and the email address the
awards should be sent to. 
  High scoring stations with their children in each continent will be
offered an opportunity to have a two-way conversation with true and live
Santa during the Christmas week. More details on this will be presented
at  where Santa video/audio screening will take place.
    May this Christmas be a good one for all children of the world.
                        73 from Santa Claus and Elves

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (December 5-11th).......
 Dec/05th AN      Dec/08th  HN     Dec/10th  LN
 Dec/06th AN      Dec/09th  HN     Dec/11th  HN
 Dec/07th HN

   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

  REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE :
  The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
  (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
  Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
  benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
  and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
  dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
  new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
  which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.

  Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:
                 http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF.. (December 4th) 
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3W1T via RW6HS (d)      HK1NA via K6IPM           S509PMC via S59DCD
  4K8YL via 4K4K (d)      II5YOTA via (O/C/*)       SN40KZTG via SP9KDU
  5A1AL via W5UE          IZ8CLM via IZ8CLM & (L)   SN6O via SP6PAZ
  5T5TI via NI5DX         J3/VE7ACN via VE7ACN      SW9AA via LZ1PM
  5T9VB via UA4WHX       LX/PA3EZC via PA3EZC & (L) TI5/KL9A via AC7DX
  6Y6Y via W8YCM (d)      LY5YOTA via (O/C/*)       TP30CE via F5LGF
  7X2YOTA via (O/C/*)     LZ463PP via LZ1KCP        TZ5XR via F5MXH
  8R1/AG6UT via DJ9RR     OE16YOTA via (O/C/*)      UP25CWA via RW6HS (d)
  A65DC via IZ8CLM & (L)  OE2YOTA via (O/C/*)       UP25M via RW6HS (d)
  C5FUD via SP2FUD        OF9X via OH2BH            UP25P via RW6HS (d)
  CR3OO via W3HNK         OH2YOTA via (O/C/*)       UP25PA via RW6HS (d)
  CT8/IK8HJC via IK8HJC   OK2RJC via OK2RZ          UP25TX via RW6HS (d)
  D4X via OH5ZA           OP8ON via ON8ON           UP25Z via RW6HS (d)
  DA0YOTA via (O/C/*)     OT50DST via ON4QM         W1T via W1AW
  EG3PCD via EG3PCD (L)   PA6YOTA via (O/C/*)       W6/DL6UHA via DL6UHA
  EN25RX via UX1RX        PA85SVS via PI4AMF (*)    YO0YOTA via (O/C/*)
  EP2LMA via EA5GL (d)    R110B via RZ4AZ           YP0XMAS via YO9FNP
  ES9YOTA via (O/C/*)     R120GV via RU3XP          YR9F via YO9FNP
  FO/K7AR via K7AR & (L)  R16YOTA via (O/C/*)       YT16YOTA via (O/C/*)
  HA6YOTA via (O/C/*)     R19KDR via RQ7L           ZL7/W1XGI via JA1XGI
  HG0IDPD via (O/C/*)     RO2E via RZ3EC
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (*) No QSL Needed

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: BD9XE, H40GC, H44GC, JE1CKA, MI0SAI, VA3WR and
  YP0C

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5H3DX, CY9C, D66D, K9AJ/VY0 (NA-159), KD6WW/VY0,
  SV8/IW0HQU/P (EU-113), T2R, T32SB, TI5W, TL0A, V3A, VK5MAV/6 (OC-266)
  and VK0EK

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4X1AJ, 4X1EL,4X1IF, 4X1IM, 4X1SK, 4X4JU,
  4X6DK, 4X7R, 4X0T, 4Z5AV, 4Z5FI, 4Z5LA, 4Z5MV, 4Z5NX, 4Z5OZ, 4Z5PF,
  5B4ALP, 5B4KH, 5B30ES, 5B4MF, 5W0JY, 9J2HN, 9V1PW, T88CL, VE7/4X1EL,
  VR2KF and YB0ANN

SILENT KEY. Glyn, GW0ANA, informs that Steve Cole, GW4BLE, became a Silent
Key on the morning of December 2nd. He states, "He fought a gallant fight
against a dreaded disease, even beating it back once, but in the end it
returned. (He was a valiant fighter as the Ham World knows in his efforts
& attainments in contesting.)" Steve was a Dxer and a Contester. OPDX and
its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and
friends of GW4BLE. Read more about Steve at:
http://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/stephen-cole-gw4ble-silent-key.546463/

T8, PALAU. Ryosei, JH0IXE, will once again be active as T8CW from the VIP
Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between December
26th and January 6th, 2017. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB,
RTTY, JT65 ad PSK31. QSL via JA0FOX by the Bureau, JH0IXE direct, LoTW or
eQSL. He now has a Web page at:           http://t8cw.idou.net

T8, PALAU (Early Announcement). Operators Yas/JA6UBY (T88RR), Miyo/JO3LVG
(T88MK), Kazue/JH6DUL (T88VV), Masa/JL1HYH (T88HY), Toshihiro/JM1LIG (T88FM)
and Kou/JI6NCY (T88NC) will be active from Koror Island (OC-009) between
June 16-23rd, 2017. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY
and possibly other Digital modes. QSL via their home callsign direct. NO
Bureau, eQSL or LoTW.

TI, COSTA RICA. Mark, M0DXR, will be active as TI5W from Alajuela during
the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 4-5th) as a Single-Op/All-
Band/High-Power entry. QSL via W4FS.

UP25, KAZAKHSTAN (Special Event). Look for the following special event
stations to be active to celebrate 25th anniversary of independence of
the Republic of Kazakhstan between now and December 31st. A special award
will be available working the stations (as well for SWLs). Award will be
published electronically by the HAMLOG.RU Web site. Additional information
can be read at:        http://kazakhstan25.hamlog.ru/?locale=en
QSL cards for QSOs with UP25CWA, UP25ECA, UP25I, UP25J, UP25KZ, UP25L,
UP25LL, UP25LW, UP25M, UP25N, UP25NFD, UP25NR, UP25NWA, UP25O, UP25OAG,
UP25P, UP25PA, UP25TX, UP25ZA, UP25ZAF, UP25ZF, UP25ZWW and UP25Z can be
obtained by RW6HS QSL Manager.

XX9, MACAO. A German team of operators is planning to be active from
between February 13-26th, 2017. Callsign is pending. Operators mentioned
are Werner/DJ9KH, Guenter/DL2AWG, Dietmar/DL2HWA, Bert/DL2RNS, Juergen/
DL3HRH, George/DL4SVA, Paul/DL5CW, Wolf/DM2AUJ, Sid/DM2AYO, Rolf/DL7VEE
and Bom/XX9LT. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (possibly 160/6m) with
an emphasis on CW and RTTY, but with some SSB. They plan to have three
stations on the air. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

Z2, ZIMBABWE. Herbert, DE1ZHB/7Z1HB, is once again active as Z21LS from
Harare until sometime in January. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using
SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via DE1ZHB.

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Peter, K8PGJ, will once again be active as ZF2PG
from Grand Cayman Island (NA-016) between January 14-22nd, 2017. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using SSB. He plans to be in the NAQP Contest
(January 16-17th). QSL via his home callsign, direct or LoTW.

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Al, KZ3AB, will once again be active as ZF2AB from
Cayman Islands (NA-016) between April 29th and May 6th, 2017. Activity
will be on various HF bands. QSL via WA3EOP.
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Glenn Hauser logs December 4-5, 2016

Updated:
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http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html
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** CUBA. 6100, Dec 5 at 0554, RHC`s strongest and best-modulated English frequency here by far is instead dead air, also a few minutes later. 6000 & 6165 are very undermodulated as usual tho S9+45 and S9+35; that leaves 6060 sufficient at S9+30; and 5040 is in Spanish. Also still on in Spanish are 9535 and 9710 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ERITREA [and non]. 7175, Dec 5 at 1435, JBA carrier, no doubt VOBME-2 by longpath, but nothing in the 7146 range from VOBME-1; off or moved? Also have two carriers beating on 7205: Sudan? and could the other be VOBME now? Aoki shows 7205 Urumqi in Uighur, but Sudan not starting until 1430 as of B-15. Still hearing the same at 1513 recheck; and by then, 7120 JBA carrier from Hargeisa, Somaliland longpath is also present (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 9525.9, Dec 4 at 1411, no signal from VOI. Atsunori Ishida at http://rri.jpn.org/ reports a carrier until 1300, but no signal from 14 to 21 this date (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX ISTENING DIGEST)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 9400, Dec 4 at 1405, good S9+40 Kurdish music at S9+10, no QRM after FEBC is finished, from Denge Kurdistane, 300 kW, 130 degrees from PRIDNESTROVYE at 12-15 per Aoki, so long path? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sunday December 4 at 1659, Dave Frantz sounds live on S7 WWRB ``Middle East, Africa, European service``, asking for reports, soon ``over to Uganda`` for R. Munansi at 1700, but dead air for a while. I suppose this was just signing on rather than a break, and apparently running at least until 2100 on Sat & Sun (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15220, Dec 4 at 2123, VOA One rock music, IADs of a couple seconds at irregular intervals, during the so-called Haitian Creole service at 2100-2130 which however at least on weekends fills with VOA One instead. Also on 11720, and carriers are open well before 2100. This is not // 15580 also VOA Greenville, with African service music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1854 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday December 5 from 0401 on Area 51 webcast, and also on WBCQ 5130.083, S9+10. Next:
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 7490, Dec 4 at 2329, heavy CCI between WBCQ and BBCWS in English, making medium SAH at about equal levels! This is a continuing frequency management failure, as apparently FCC and BaBcoCk negotiators at HFCC can`t imagine that BBC Thailand would be a problem for `BCQ in central USA. Fortunately it`s for only one hour now at 23-24, 250 kW, 25 degrees from Nakhon Sawan, which means under grayline conditions it carries right on to North America. Even more fortunately, there is nothing worth listening to on WBCQ during this hour M-F, only Brother Scare; on Sundays `WGOD Presents`, whatever that is; but on Saturdays, the first hour of J. P. Ferraro`s `Shortwave Saturday Night`. Perhaps he should complain about it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 12035, Dec 5 at 1415, Voice of Turkey music in English service suffers from splatter de 12050, dirty transmitter of Mother Angelica`s WEWN, which can also be heard down to 11985, barely missing Reach Beyond, Australia in English on 11980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, Dec 5 at 1518, S9+30 KVOH with report about Chilean radio station ratings, on `Frecuencia al DÃa`, then Dino with Dec birthday wishes to regular listeners. Once again KVOH is playing FAD on Monday at 1500, when `Antena DX` is on their schedule: what has become of that? FAD is scheduled Fridays at 1500, maybe both times now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search Dec 4, UT:
612-WSW at 1302
657-WSW at 1303
702-WSW at 1304, 2 signals beating
693-NW at 1301
738-SW at 1304
747-NW at 1300
774-NW at 1259
828-NW at 1305
1098-W at 1307
NW implies Japan; WSW, Australia/NZ; W, Marshall Islands; SW, Tahiti. Enid sunrise today: 1328 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 5010.00, Dec 5 at 0706, carrier here, but cannot be blamed on 5040 Cuba leapfrog over 5025 since 5040 is now off. Possibly a utility: we must not forget that 60m is NOT a broadcast band in non-tropical North America, but a fixed band; any broadcasters are there as exceptions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 5810, Dec 4 at 2337, some broadcaster VP signal, not yet WEWN which nominally starts bigsig in Spanish at 0000. Nothing else scheduled now; possibly ChiCom-jammed BBC jumparound frequency from Thailand in English, which Aoki shows started Nov 27 but at 12-14 UT only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 5995, Dec 5 until 0552* something in English just going off as I tune in. Nothing scheduled, but Mali (hardly modulated) from 0600, or per EiBi from 0558 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1818 UT December 5
Glenn Hauser
HARD-CORE-DX.com

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ARLP049 Propagation de K7RA

SB PROP ARL ARLP049
ARLP049 Propagation de K7RA

SWS Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning 16/53 issued at 2301 UTC/01
December 2016 by the Australian Space Forecast Centre.

A small coronal hole will move into a geoeffective position around 4
Dec. This could result in brief active to minor storm periods from
late 3 Dec or early 4 Dec.
Increased geomagnetic activity expected due to coronal hole high
speed wind stream from 03 to 04 December 2016

GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY FORECAST
03 Dec:  Quiet, with possible minor storm late in the day.
04 Dec:  Active to Minor Storm

Average daily sunspot numbers rose from 28.7 in the previous seven
days to 32.9 in this past reporting week, November 24 to 30.

Average daily solar flux rose from 78.5 to 82.6. Geomagnetic
indicators increased only slightly, with average planetary A index
changing from 12.7 to 13.6, and average mid-latitude A index rising
from 10.1 to 10.3.

Predicted solar flux is 85 on December 2 to 4, 80 on December 5 and
6, 78 on December 7 to 11, 80 on December 12 and 13, 82 on December
14 and 15, 80 on December 16 and 17, 78 on December 18 and 19, 80 on
December 20 to 22, 82 on December 23 and 24, 84 on December 25, 83
on December 26 and 27, 80 on December 28 and 29, 82 on December 30
and 31, 80 on January 1 and 2, 78 on January 3 to 7, 80 on January 8
and 9 and 82 on January 10 and 11.

Predicted planetary A index is 5 on December 2 and 3, then 10, 8 and
5 on December 4 to 6, then 15, 12, 18, 20 and 10 on December 7 to
11, 5 on December 12 to 17, then 8, 12, 16 and 22 on December 18 to
21, then 30, 12 and 10 on December 22 to 24, 8 on December 25 to 27,
5 on December 28 to January 2, then 15, 12, 18, 20 and 10 on January
3 to 7, then 5 on January 8 to 13.

Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period December 2 to 28, 2016
from Petr Kolman, OK1MGW of the Czech Propagation Interest Group.

Geomagnetic field will be:
Quiet on December 2 to 5, 13 to 16, 27 and 28
Mostly quiet on December 6, 12, 17, and 26
Quiet to unsettled on December 11, 18 and 19, 23 to 25
Quiet to active on December 7 to 10, 20
Active to disturbed on December 21 and 22

Increased solar wind from coronal holes are expected on December 7
to 10, 17 to 23.

Reliability of predictions is reduced at present due to higher
sunspot activity.

Here is an interesting chart from England's Daily Mail, comparing
solar cycles: http://dailym.ai/2gNNtwq

The blue line represents an average of all previous solar cycles,
from cycle 1 to cycle 23. The red line is the current cycle 24, and
the grey line is solar cycle 5, which may be similar to the current
cycle.

For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL
Technical Information Service at
http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals. For an explanation of the
numbers used in this bulletin, see
http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere. An archive of past
propagation bulletins is at
http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation. More good
information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/.

Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation.

Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL
bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins.

Sunspot numbers for November 24 through 30 were 12, 12, 13, 31, 44,
43, and 75, with a mean of 32.9. 10.7 cm flux was 79, 80.9, 81.2,
82.6, 85.2, 85.5, and 83.6, with a mean of 82.6. Estimated planetary
A indices were 24, 33, 12, 10, 8, 5, and 3, with a mean of 13.6.
Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 17, 24, 9, 9, 7, 4, and 2,
with a mean of 10.3.

ZCZC AP49
QST de W1AW
Propagation Forecast Bulletin 49  ARLP049
From Tad Cook, K7RA
Seattle, WA  December 2, 2016
To all radio amateurs
 

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Glenn Hauser logs November 30-December 1, 2016

** CUBA. 9710 & 9535, Dec 1 at 0510, open carrier/dead air from RHC Spanish frequencies, not turned off at 0500, but not switching to English either like sometimes.
11840, Dec 1 at 0513, RHC Spanish still running here somewhat undermodulated but S9+20, plus the parasitic spurs on 11830 & 11850 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 7330, UT Thu Dec 1 at 0413 tune-in, it`s the YHWH guy, at S8 but deep fades. His imperious no-nonsense voice is easily recognized, and occasional references to Yahweh (Yahway?) confirm the source. It seems that around 0400 UT on the 7 MHz expanded-broadcast band is his most active time; I previously heard on 7410, and by Ron Howard also on 7335. No reports yet of any other times or any other frequencies. Mostly unreadable but I keep tuned and check periodically, finding him still going at 0426, 0450, 0500; 0522 coming in better, saying there is no independent historical record that J. C. even existed, only in the fables of the New Testament. Still at 0550, but off by 0558. So maybe on for about two hours, rather than one.
Ron Howard monitored a previous broadcast closely and found that IDs as ``Station YHWH`` had been edited out of his recorded sermons. Possibly attempting to distance himself from the ``station`` already busted by the FCC a couple years ago, but it`s obviously all the same, so I am going to continue to refer to this as [Station YHWH] until and unless he come up with another new name (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7192-LSB, Dec 1 at 0421, calling CM1ZB (Cuban novice?) but no reply; it`s a net also open for check-ins, ``Ham Nation post-show net``, after a Wed 9 pm webcast on Twit(?) featuring Bob Heil (without his organ?), Gordon West, et al. NCS is in FL, KC7FPF, addresses everyone as Sir. ARRL lookup shows: YOUNG, KEVIN A, KC7FPF, Bronson, FL 32621. Ran across this while looking unsuccessfully for Eritreans (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1853 monitoring: confirmed at 1440 Nov 30 the Wednesday 1415.5 airing on WRMI 9955, good. Also confirmed Wed Nov 30 at 2200 on WBCQ 7490, good (BTW, no ID fired just before it, perhaps because Financial Survival was running a bit late). Busy preparing next WOR, missed checking WBCQ 9330v-CUSB UT Thu Dec 1 at 0030, but at 0100, detectable JBA with Blalock the Blaster, so WOR was probably on, but as is becoming normal now, hardly propagating.
WORLD OF RADIO 1854 monitoring: confirmed first SW airing Thursday December 1 after 1230 on WRMI 9955, good. Next:
Thu 2130 WRMI 13695 to NW
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9955, Wed Nov 30 at 1445 following WORLD OF RADIO, finally a new episode of `Viva Miami` on WRMI. Jeff says some FL ham club groups have been visiting Okeechobee, and he interviews a young person outside, sounds like a YL, Ridley McDonald? who seems more into geocaching than ham radio. Remarx that many hams have no experience with HF and vacuum tubes, so seeing WRMI is an eye-opener. Fills out the time by acknowledging names from whom reception reports have been received, and promises QSLs; an intern has been catching up with verifying and Jeff has a stack of them in front of him about to go into the mail today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, Nov 30 at 0640, WTWW-2 is on with Xmas music, only S9+20 and carrier is wobbling vs stable BFO as confirmed vs WWV and any normal carriers. Expect a lot more airtime for the duration in order to overkill us with Xmas music.
5830, Nov 30 at 0643, WTWW-1 with SFAW audio breaking up, S9+30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 5030, Dec 1 at 0515, JBA carrier. If a broadcaster, this is mystifying as nothing is listed anywhen in EiBi or HFCC. I`m certainly not going to assume it`s R. Virgen de la Alta, Huamachucho, Perà as in Aoki, as some list-loggers are prone to believe, Aoki lacking any annotations of inactivity; since it`s really been off the air for many years. Doesn`t even make the deleted list in the 2016 DSWCI Domestic Broadcasting Survey, which does show that Bhutan and Sarawak have not been heard on 5030 since 2011y. That listing does not go back before 2011. Burkina Faso is in the DXLD archives still active on 5030 in 2010y (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1645 UT December 1
Glenn Hauser
HARD-CORE-DX.com

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RODRIGUES ISLAND, 3B9.  Olaf, G0CKV is QRV as 3B9HA and is active
holiday style on the HF bands until December 12.  He is also usually
active on 160 and 80 meters around his local sunset from 1400 to
0100z.  QSL to M0OXO.
FIJI, 3D2.  Chris, VK3FY will be QRV as 3D3FY from December 6 to 14.
Activity will be holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.
QSL via M0OXO.
MAURITANIA, 5T.  Vladimir, UA4WHX is QRV as 5T9VB from Nouakchott.
He is active on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  His length
of stay is unknown.  QSL to home call.
TONGA, A3.  Hiro, JA6WFM is QRV as A31MM from Nuku'alofa until early
2017.  Activity is on 160 to 6 meters.  QSL via EA5GL.
CAPE VERDE, D4.  Larry, OH5XP and Zaba, OH1ZAA are QRV as D4X from
Sal Rei City on Boa Vista Island, IOTA AF-086, until December 5.
Activity is on 40, 30, 20 and 6 meters, and 70 MHz.  QSL via OH6GDX.
ANTARCTICA.  Francois, F4HLT is QRV as FT3YL from the Dumont
d'Urville Station on the Adelie Land group, IOTA AN-017.  Activity
is on 80 to 10 meters using mostly SSB.  His length of stay is
unknown.  QSL via F6KPQ.
SAINT MARTIN, FS.  Paul, K9NU, James, N9TK, John, W9ILY and John,
K9EL are QRV as FS/home calls until December 10.  Activity is on the
HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home calls.
ST. LUCIA, J6.  Operators W3FF, W6PNG, W6LDX, KI8R, K0BBC, WJ1B and
KO7M will be QRV as J6/home calls from December 4 to 12.  W3FF and
W6HFP will be QRV as J68FF and J68HF, respectively.  Activity will
be on 160 to 6 meters from various locations on the island.  QSL via
operators' instructions.
SLOVENIA, S5.  Special event station S509PMC is QRV during December
and January to call attention to the Peace Messenger City program.
QSL via S59DCD.
CRETE, SV9
.  Members of the Radio Amateur Association of Chios are
QRV as SZ9/SZ8ARC/p from various locations on Crete until December
3.  QSL direct to SZ8ARC.
ANTARCTICA.
  Oleg, ZS1OIN plans to be QRV as RI1ANA from the
Molodyozhnaya research station until April 2017.  Activity is on 160
to 10 meters.  QSL to home call.
KAZAKHSTAN, UN.  A number of stations are QRV in December with the
UP25 prefix to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan's
independence.  QSL via operators' instructions.
UKRAINE, UR.  Special event station EO25UD is QRV during December to
celebrate the 25th anniversary of UARL, the Ukrainian national ham
radio club.  QSL via UR7UD.
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5.  Dave, W5CW is QRV as VP5/W5CW from
Providenciales, IOTA NA-002, until December 13.  Activity is on 160
to 6 meters using CW and SSB.  He plans to be active as VP5CW in the
ARRL 160 Meter contest and the upcoming ARRL 10 Meter contest.  QSL
direct to home call.
PRINCE EDWARD AND MARION ISLANDS, ZS8.  David, ZS1BCE is QRV as ZS8Z
from Marion Island, IOTA AF-021, until May 2018 while working as a
communications technician.  Activity is on the HF bands using SSB
and various digital modes when time permits.  QSL direct to ZS1LS.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL 160-Meter Contest, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, TARA RTTY Melee,
Wake-Up QRP CW Sprint, TOPS Activity CW Contest, 10-Meter RTTY
Contest and the SARL Digital Contest are all on tap for this
upcoming weekend.
The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for December 6.  The CWops
Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for December 7.
Youngsters On The Air, YOTA, runs during the month of December.  A
number of stations with the YOTA suffix are active for the event.
The ARRL National Parks on the Air event runs during all of 2016 to
mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
Please see November QST, page 94 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest web
sites for details.

ZCZC AE49
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 49  ARLD049
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  December 1, 2016
To all radio amateurs
 

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Glenn Hauser logs November 29-30, 2016

** ALBANIA. 7360, Nov 29 at 1847, JBA carrier. The PL-880 is still tuned to 7360 following last night`s abortive attempt to hear the People & Stories special via Armenia, so what is this already, only a quarter-hour after local mean noon? HFCC shows CRI French via Albania! at 18-20, 150 kW, 310 degrees from CÃrrik, i.e. aimed right on toward us beyond France. CRI does this without even trying, while R. Tirana, Shijak, can no longer reach us while presumably trying (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ANTARCTICA. 15476, Nov 29 at 1850, still not a trace of LRA36 here during alleged ~18-21~ UT M-F broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. 7480, Nov 30 at 0151, humroar is mixing with a bit of talk modulation adding up to S7, i.e. RFA Uighur via TAJIKISTAN this hour. Likely ChiCom jamming rather than defective transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ERITREA. 7146.561-AM, Nov 29 at 1415, JBA carrier, no doubt VOBME-1 by long path; remeasured at 1451, I get 7146.555. I believe my previous report of 7146.600 on Nov 25 was miscalculated, as all reports indicate this one varies hardly at all. And today there is nothing from VOBME-2 near 7175, 7180, 7185, or 7190 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH. 7215, Nov 29 at 1408, world news with American accent, VOA? No, it`s KBS World Radio, of course, as per 1413 ID and on to next show. Fair signal direct, 264 degrees for S Asia, so not exactly off the back for us, yet incomparably better than the so-called North American service on 15575, inaudible now during Korean hour, and no doubt also during the preceding English hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Nov 29 at 1849, still no signal from MWV English. 17640, Nov 29 at 2034, no signal for the other English APR broadcast either.
9495, Nov 29 at 1902, very poor signal with praise(?) song, presumably MWV Russian as scheduled, so active for this unlike preceding and following hours on 17640 in English. JRX in Brasil logged this in Russian, Nov 27 at 1942-1955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 6185-, Nov 29 at 1856, JBA carrier, slightly on low side, from Radio EducaciÃn, OSOB this close to noon at about 1180 miles (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 15115-15120-15125, Nov 29 at 1855, DRM noise indicates Voice of Nigeria is doing it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1530, Nov 30 at 0123 UT, Mexican music dominant, up to S9+30 by 0125 UT when a super-hype voice actor yells an ID but all I can copy clearly is FM frequency ``100.3``. At 0130 UT, ``La estaciÃn que marcà la diferencia [. . .], Ke Buena``. By 0134 UT it`s off or outfaded, but 0149 UT seems the same is back with music. By 0157 UT the only Spanish on 1530 is definitely from N/S, i.e. KGBT in the RGV; see log of that under U S A. Surely the original 1530 is 5 kW KXTD Wagoner OK (Tulsa market), daytimer which has been caught before way after sunset. NRC AM Log shows its FM as on 104.9, so what would be on 100.3 in or near Tulsa? WTFDA Database shows:
KCXR 100.3 TAFT 4.0 125.0 35-48-42 95-34-11 QUE BUENA REGIONAL MEXICAN
But does not show it // to 1530 or any AM. Taft is just west of Muskogee, further than Wagoner, and with 4 kW not really covering Tulsa. That`s why they also have this 29-watter in the big city:
K285GW // KXTD-1530 104.9 TULSA 0.029 0.0 36-06-25 95-47-13 QUE BUENA REGIONAL MEXICAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 6950, Nov 30 at 0155, no pirates, but a readable signal here, which matches 1390 KCRC Enid, of which this is the fifth harmonic. It`s not always readable, so what causes it to vary? Sometimes genuine pirates are on 6950 with no QRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Nov 30 at 0057, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, Urubamba, until autocutoff at 0105:35*, which is 33.5 seconds later than last check Nov 25 until 0105:01.5*, averaging 6.7 seconds later per, just right on the expected slippage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. 5960 // weaker 7325, UT Wed Nov 30 at 0120, I`m monitoring RRI English hour to North America for what it really contain. Now it`s economic info about Romania, outro until 0124 as `Bizness Klub`, then `Cultural Events`. 0141 recheck, now reading reception reports, including from Japan, someone in Mississippi who couldn`t get enough DRM signal, Kazakhstan, Russia, outro until 0146 as `DX Mailbag`, then `People & Places`. OK, what does the online schedule say? A good match for the 0300 LT Nov 30 listings:
3:00 English 5
Newsreel : News bulletin + Commentaries/Reports
Contest/Promo/Report of the Day
Business Club
Cultural Event/Famous.From Romania
The Athlete of the Week
Truly Romanian
DX Mailbag
New Names on the Cover/People and Places
The same lineup is shown for two hours earlier, English 4 at 01:00 local = 2300 UT Tue, and for three hours later, English 6 at 6:00 local = 0400 UT Wed. English 1, later the same UT day at 14:00 local = 1200 UT, has a different set of programs. If I back up to ``yesterday`` = Tuesday, the same set shows for English 1 at 14:00 local = 1200 UT, English 2 at 20:00 local = 1800 UT. However, all the Monday broadcasts are shown as `Listeners Letterbox`, just to confuse things. The DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS page is being updated, but we`re not yet sure about what happen on Sat & Sun, as the RRI schedule page shows only 5 days at a time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOMALILAND. 7120.0, Nov 29 at 1457, JBA carrier from presumed R. Hargeisa, long path. Nothing here earlier in this hour during its break, to resume at 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7570, Nov 29 at 0725 via WRMI, Brother HyStairical yet again playing back the bit about his plans to be on 100 SW frequencies and attacking me for being an ``antagonist`` who just doesn`t get it. Au contraire, he`s a deluded egomaniac, dangerous to anyone who believe him (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K [non]. 7445, Nov 29 at 1847, barely audible carrier, just after noon here, no doubt BBCWS in English, 250 kW, 315 degrees from MADAGASCAR, i.e. aimed at us beyond West Africa. This is BA compared to JBA on 7360 Albania, i.e. stronger than that, but not sufficient for anything beyond the timesignal which seems to finish 1 or 2 seconds late after 1900; due to satellite feed routing? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1853 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday November 29 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, fair. NOT confirmed UT Wed Nov 30 at 0056 for the WBCQ 9330v-CUSB broadcast scheduled for 0030. (Nor any signal detectable during the next sesquihour.) Meanwhile, 9265 WINB is S6. Next:
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330v-CUSB, UT Wed Nov 30 at 0201, no signal from WBCQ during scheduled `Amateur Radio Roundtable`, the frequency still alleged for Nov 29 at
http://tmedlin.com/blog-3/
Nor on 5130v-AM. Neither frequency has been on/audible tonight during the past sesquihour. He moved from 5 to 9 MHz for better summer propagation, but ought to hurry up and move back to 5 for winter (tho even that signal here has been very poor lately) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5850 // 7730, Tue Nov 29 at 0724, both these very good WRMIs are // and again playing `World Music` instead of BS. Probably also repeated `Viva Miami` mailbag at top of hour to a quarter after.
7730, UT Wed Nov 30 at 0057 check, more World Music on WRMI before switch at 0100 to Brother Scare.
11530, Nov 30 at 0059, WRMI ID in Spanish for 9955! at S5, YFR IS and FÃmily Radio remnant Spanish service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490.03-AM, WBCQ, Nov 30 at 0116, rock songs; 0126, Johnny Cash`s Folsom Prison song, interval of swearing at a cop, YL song; 0130 ABC News sounder and ``Deadfrog News Break``, faux nieux about ham radio correlating with balding; 0132 song about pizza pie; plenty of F-bombs. `Deadfrog Radio` is the weekly 01-02 Wed show produced by a guy allegedly really imprisoned. Could easily pass for a pirate (of which there were none to be heard on the 6.9 MHz band tonight). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9275, Nov 29 at 1850 check, still no revival of DEJOM on WMLK. Nor at 2034, when it`s also too early for 9265 WINB to have come on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, Nov 29 at 2036, KVOH is still on more than a sesquihour after nominal 1900 sign-off, with praise music in Spanish splattering about 12 kHz above and below, not quite reaching 17790 WRMIBS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, Nov 30 at 0153, WTWW-2 is blasting in at S9+55 with Xmas music, 0202 ID, and into QSO Live. It was not on earlier in the 01 UT hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1530, Nov 30 at 0157 UT, Spanish ad in dÃlares, somewhat American accent, loops N/S unlike the Ke Buena I was getting earlier, i.e. KXTD Tulsa. Maybe that daytimer finally went off by now. This is certainly 50/10 kW KGBT in Harlingen TX, a UnivisiÃn AmÃrica affiliate, but no top-of-hour ID, right into a song (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0444 UT November 30
Glenn Hauser
HARD-CORE-DX.com

terça-feira, 29 de novembro de 2016

Paulo Tapajós: sua história se confunde com a história do rádio no Brasil

Paulo Tapajós: sua história se confunde com a história do rádio no Brasil

paulo-tapajos
23/11/2016
Um homem do rádio. O produtor em destaque neste Memória Rádio Mec não apenas fez rádio no Brasil, mas podemos dizer que ele foi um dos que fez o rádio brasileiro; que deu forma, vida e cor à maneira como o Brasil conheceu o rádio em sua era de ouro: Paulo Tapajós. 
FONTE: CAROS OUVINTES

Glenn Hauser logs November 28-29, 2016

** CUBA. 9565-9595, Nov 29 at 0131, CRI English relay on 9580 is buzzing/crackling out to a 30-kHz range, including QRMing the other CRI English relay on 9570 via Albania, which is quite weak relatively tonight. And the ChiCom thought it was smart to situate // relays only ten kHz apart! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GERMANY [non]. 7360, Nov 29 at 0230, JBA carrier for the publicized `Menschen und Geschichten` special in English to North America. (Not 7250 where originally planned, belatedly thinking better of broadcasting in the ham band.) FARMENIA is not exactly ideal site for transmitting to North America. Thanks for trying (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Nov 28 at 1813 check, still no MWV English. Suspect only one transmitter is operational and being used this hour for Russian on 9570. One of them is certainly active and well audible after 2100 on 11610 in Chinese to Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEWFOUNDLAND. 6159.96, Nov 29 at 0138, JBA carrier, presumed CKZN, which I was not hearing at all 19 hours earlier so maybe very low MUF then, as Philip Hiscock who lives 5 km from it, says he`s not noticed any outages. But CKZU, also on 6160v remains off so at last maybe with better propagation we can hear CKZN without CBC vs CBC CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. 5960 // 7325, UT Tue Nov 29 at 0142, RRI reading reports from listeners including bits of provided info about their towns, etc. 0145 music break and more until 0152.
This contradicts listings in DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS which has Listeners Letterbox from the Saturday 18 UT thru Sunday 12 UT broadcasts; or is it DX Mailbag? I did not hear a program title. DXM we have at xx40-xx45 (only 5 minutes) into the hour-long UT Mon/Wed/Fri broadcasts, but this is UT Tuesday. I fear other entries are for wrong days. RRI`s own detailed program sked display inconveniently defaults to local time of UT+2, but can be changed to UT or rather GMT 0:
For ``today`` November 29 Tuesday, it does not show either program on the 0100 broadcast! But DXM on the 12 & 18 UT; LL on the 04 only for Tuesday. For Nov 30 Wed, DXM is shown on the 01 & 04 emissions only.
Perhaps the display is confused about days of week vs timezone conversions, and/or the programmers are. Most stations would repeat a certain day`s program content into the next UT day for North America where it is still the previous day. And when you go from one day to another you have to keep resetting the timezone for UT. Most user-unfriendly. Only hours of monitoring could sort out what they are really doing --- and then, would it be consistent? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7730, Nov 29 at 0127 via WRMI, Brother HyStairical is replaying yet again his April attack on antagonist Mr Glenn Hauser. I happen to tune across 7730 again at 0225, and there it is again. Apparently playing it every hour circa :25 past, as per additional logs. Tnx for all the publicity, Ralphie! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1853 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday November 29 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, as expected now that frequency is reactivated; good, but not very good signal. 7780 is still off. WOR also confirmed UT Tue Nov 29 after 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB, JBA on the low side. Next:
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11580, Nov 28 after 1400, WRMI with World Music while all the other frequencies except 9395 and 21675 are BSing. More World Music before 2100 on 11580, and after 2100 on 9955; at first with some lite pulse jamming, then clear. So there are three hours, or parts of hours, still World-Musicking on Mondays and probably other days (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9475-, Nov 29 at 0132, WTWW-1 is S9+25, always off to the low side, but dead air instead of SFAW. At 0133 some bits of distorted audio attempting to break thru; wiggle that patchcord! Back to dead air. Still so at 0149, vying with WEWN for wasting the most watts. 9475 still dead at 0154, but 12105-, WTWW-3 is not only on in Russian, but propagating at S9+20. WTWW-2 is neither on 9930 nor on 5085 and their four spurs each (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15610, Nov 28 at 2106, WEWN is S9 but deeply fading during seemingly secular news, but outro before 2108 as ``Ave Maria Radio News``, so it`s bound to be tainted. 15610 had been inaudible and presumed off seven hours earlier.
5810, Nov 29 at 0145, WEWN Spanish is S9+40 but dead air. Meanwhile, 11520 English is OK at S9. I leave a radio on 5810 and no more modulation until turning off transmitter just before 0154 instead of modulating it all-night; until then, at 5 times the rated power of WTWW, WEWN would be the winner in the wasting-watts sweepstakes, at least on a minute-by-minute basis (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9275, Nov 28 at 1813, WMLK still silent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 7635.2-USB, Nov 29 at 0134, 2-way in Spanish, closing with ``buenas noches`` and called each other by name rather than callsigns. Not INTRUDERS, in this range: that`s for broadcasters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 0637 UT November 29
Glenn Hauser
HARD-CORE-DX.com

segunda-feira, 28 de novembro de 2016

OPDX Bulletin 1293 November 28, 2016

OPDX Bulletin 1293 November 28, 2016
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1293
BID: $OPDX.1293
November 28, 2016
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From Strongsville, Oh
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Netork, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, K2PF, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, NA9Q, 5B4AHJ, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK7JWY, M0OXO.com, OH2BH, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PS7DX, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and VU2PTT for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQWW DX CW Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the CQWW DX CW Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 18th/November, through Friday, 25th/November there were 233 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, 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, PZ, S0, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T30, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TY, Z, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XW, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YL, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZL7, ZP, ZS
PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".
3B9, RODRIGUEZ ISLAND (Reminder). By the time you read this Olof, G0CKV,
will once again be active as 3B9HA from Rodriguez Island (AF-017, WLOTA
4265) until December 12th. Activity will be holiday style focusing on
the low bands and CW. He also plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via M0OXO or LoTW.

3D2, FIJI. Jim, WB2TJO, will once again be active as 3D2JS from Taveuni
Island (OC-016) sometime late November through March 2017. Activity will
be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his
home callsign.

3D2, Chris, VK3FY, will be active as 3D3FY (requested call) from Fiji
(OC-019) between December 6-14th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10
meters using CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO OQRS.

3Y0Z BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION UPDATE. The following update was posted
under : A Message From the
DXpedition Team -- Our Commitment to You -- A DXpedition to Bouvet is not
to be taken lightly. Bouvet is a serious and dangerous place; demanding
attention to safety, serious planning, physical and mental endurance, time
to allow for storms and rough seas, and a team with the right balance of
size, experience, talent, emotional stability, and sense of purpose. We
feel we have met these criteria, but when we arrive at Bouvet we also need
to attend to our obligations to you, our financial supporters and DX audi-
ence. How we meet those obligations and expectations will define us as a
team.
  It is our belief that, given the rarity of this entity, we must pull out
all the stops. We must utilize maximum legal power, the best antennas,
world class transceivers, propagation studies, the best location on the
island, a safe vessel and crew, highly qualified helicopter pilots, and
the complimentary resources of our team. We will need near real time infor-
mation flowing to us through our extensive pilot system so that we can
maximize our primary purpose — providing QSO’s.
  We have a conscience. We will not do this just for the sake of doing it
and end up using a compromised location, less than 24/7 coverage of all
open bands, limited power, inefficient antennas, and insufficient time at
the island. We want to do this right and give everyone the best possible
chance of making the QSO’s they desire, be they on 160, the WARC bands,
SSB, CW, RTTY, or 6 and 2 meter EME.
  Rest assured that we will do our very best for you!  No shortcuts or
compromises! ......... The 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition Team

4L, GEORGIA. Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active during the CQWW DX CW
Contests (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL
via K1BV or LoTW.

4X, ISRAEL. Arthur, 4X4DZ, will be active as 4X2M during the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL
via his home callsign.

5H, TANZANIA. Mike, 5H3EE, from Dar es Salaam will be active during the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry. In the past suggested frequencies were 14069, 21069 and 28069 kHz.
QSL via DL4ME. Mike states, "Fast and safe is to request QSLs online via
our Online QSL Request System (OQRS). Please do not send QSL cards via
bureau or emails with QSO data anymore! Use the Online QSL Request System!
This will create a much less work load for us. We do not answer QSL cards,
that come in via the bureau!"

8R, GUYANA. Heye, DJ9RR, is now active as 8R1/AG6UT from Guyana. His
length of stay is not known. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, and he
is planning to be in CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-17th). Look for
him to be on the air after the contest. QSL via DJ9RR.

9XB954, RWANDA. Harald, DF2WO, will be active from Kigali, Rwanda, with
the very unusual callsign, 9XB954, sometime during February/March 2017.
This callsign has already been "validated by ARRL". Activity will be on
various HF bands. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS. Look for more details to be forth-
coming.

A3, TONGA. Hiro, JA6WFM, is now active as A31MM from Nuku 'alofa, the
capital city of Tonga (OC-049), until the end of the year 2017. Activity
will be on 160-6 meters using a TS-480 into a long-wire with ICOM AH-2
for 160-10m, HB9CV for 15m and a 4 element beam for 6m. Look for him to
be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
Low-Power entry. QSL via EA5GL or LoTW.

A4, OMAN. The Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) Contest Team led
by Adnan, A41LP, will field a multi-national group coordinated by Prasad/
VU2PTT (A45VA), consisting of Mohib/A41JZ, Chris/A45XR, San/VU2WH (A45WH),
Paul/A65DR (A45VB) and Pai/VU2PAI (A45VI) with technical support from
several Omani amateurs in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as
a Multi-2 entry from the new A47RS club station using the special contest
callsign A44A. QSL is via A47RS. QSL individual operators who may be
active before or after the contest to their home callsign or check QRZ.com.

A5, BHUTAN (Reminder). By the time you read this, Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will
once again be active as A52NH from the Dochula Resort in Paro until
November 27th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
However, Nobuaki states, "Last time in March, I could not QRV on 80m and
40m, so this time, Low bands mainly... At the sunrise, I am trying 160m."
He will also try to be in CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th). He plans
to use a TS-480HX w/200 watts on HF and 100 watts on 6m. Antennas are a
10m Micro-vertical (160/80/40/30m), Single-Delta-Loop (20/17/15/12/10m)
and a LW for 6m. Log will be posted to ClubLog daily. QSL via JA0JHQ,
direct, by the Bureau and LoTW (after his return). For more details and
updates, see:               http://pandasan.jimdo.com

AH2, GUAM. Members of the Guam Contest Club will be active as AH2R during
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators
mentioned are Toshinobu/JI3ERV (NH2C) and Mikawa/JR7OMD. QSL via LoTW or
to JH7QXJ, direct or by the Bureau. PLEASE DO NOT QSL via the KH2 Bureau.

CN2, MOROCCO. A Russian team is expected to be active as CN2AA during the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators
mentioned are R3FA, Dmitry/R3GM, Dimitri/RA3CO, Roman/RN5M, Dmitri/RA9USU,
Andrey/RV1AW, Dmitriy/RW3FO, Andrey/RW4PL, Sergey/RX3APM, Vadim/RX4W,
Andrew/UA3AB, Babayan/UA3ASZ and UA4Z. QSL via UA2FM and LoTW. See more
details and pictures at:           http://www.cn2aa.com

CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS. Operators Serge/R7KW and Oleg/YL3JM are now active
as CT9/R7KW and CT9/YL3JM, respectively, from Madeira Island (AF-014)
until November 27th. Look for R7KW to be active during the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 26-27th) as CT9/R7KW and as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-
Power/Assisted entry. QSL via K2PF or ClubLog's OQRS.

D1, DPR. Konstantin, D1WW, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest
as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. The DPR is the "Donetsk
People's Republic" 
and is an unrecognized republic still a part of Ukraine. It is in Zone 16
and NOT GOOD FOR DXCC. QSL via UA6GG or eQSL.

E2, THAILAND (Reminder). Members of the Thailand DX Association (HSDXA)
will be active as E2X (in Zone 26) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
26-27th) as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW. Visit the HSDXA
Face-Book page or Web page at:  http://www.facebook.com/hsdxa
                                http://www.qsl.net/hsdxa/index1.htm

ES, ESTONIA. Operators Aleksander/ES1OX, Andy/ES2NA, Toivo/ES2RR, Arvo/
ES2MC, Villi/ES3VI, Anatoli/ES4RD, Tonno/ES5TV, Toomas/ES5RY, Jüri/ES5JR,
Kristjan/ES7GM, Juha/OH1JT, Jarmo/OH7JR, Honza/OK1JD, Girts/YL2KL and
Oleg/YL3DW will be active as ES9C during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW or ES5RY.

GU, GUERNSEY. Oleg, RL5D, will be active as GU3HFN (the Guernsey Amateur
Radio Society callsign) from St. Peter Port during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Listen for QSL info.

HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Felipe, NP4Z, will be active as HI3/NP4Z from
the Dominican Republic during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th)
as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via N4AO.

HS, THAILAND. Bob, HS0ZIA, and a team of operators will be active as
HS0ZIA during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single
entry. Just a reminder that Bob has a full-size 80 meters Yagi 3/4 wave
high, four-over-four 3 element Yagis stacked on 40 meters as well as some
big stuff on the higher bands. HS stations are only allowed to operate
between 3500-3540 kHz. Bob usually will be looking for NA stations every
evening from now through the contest on 80m. QSL via LoTW.

HS, THAILAND. Members of the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST)
national will be active as HS0AC during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
26-27th) as a Multi-? entry. Operators mentioned are Jack/HS1FVL, Nikorn/
HS5NMF and others. The station does have a 3 element 40 meter Yagi. QSL
via E21EIC, LoTW and by the Bureau.

IOTA NEWS..............
  AS-088.  Members of Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) will be active
           as A70X from Al Safliyah Island between January 1-7th. Activity
           will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
           QSL via M0OXO or OQRS.

  EU-123.  Operators George/EA2TA, Dave/EI9FBB and Col/MM0NDX will be
           active as MS0INT from Isle of Bute between February 10-12th,
           2017. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via M0OXO.

  EU-157.  Operators Gil/F4FET, Antoine/F5RAB and possibly others will
           be active as TM1CEZ from Cezembre Island between December
           26-28th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and
           RTTY. They will have 3-4 stations on the air. QSL via M0OXO
           or OQRS .

KP4, PUERTO RICO. Jaime, WP3A, will be active as KP4BD from Las Piedras
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
Low-Power entry. QSL via NP3LT.

MD, ISLE OF MAN. Gordon, MM0GPZ, will be active as MD2N from the IOM
between November 26-28th. He plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
26-27th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/Low-Power/Assisted entry. He states
that he will use a 1/4 vertical in the sea and a dipole.

MZ5, SCOTLAND. Nigel, G3TXF, will once again be active from the Scottish
Shetland Island (IOTA EU-012) as MZ5A during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 27-28th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via ClubLog's
OQRS for direct, Bureau and LoTW.

MZ5, SCOTLAND. Ian, G3WVG, will once again be active from the Scottish
Shetland Island (IOTA EU-012) as MZ5B during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 26-27th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (160m) entry. QSL via ClubLog's
OQRS for direct, Bureau and LoTW.

NH2, GUAM (OC-026). Joel, KG6DX, will once again be active as NH2DX in
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/
entry. QSL via NH2DX (CBA or QRZ.com address) or LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.

NI6, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Members of the "Battleship Iowa Amateur
Radio Association" (BIARA) will be active as NI6BB between 1600-2359z on
Wednesday, December 7th, in memory of the 75th anniversary of the attack
on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The ship's circa 1980's legacy gear will be manned
by the "Gray Radio Gang" on 40 meters SSB from approximately 1800-2300z.
Operations are planned to be on 7241 kHz and as the transmitters are on
deck 3 and the receivers are on the main deck, QSYing to tweek you in is
nearly impossible. Please ensure you are on frequency before you call as
they cannot easily track you. Understand that there will be a delay between
transmit and receive due to the receiver recovery time. The main BIARA team
will man both their SSB and CW stations using amateur radio transceivers
on 20-10 meters commensurate with conditions. Suggested frequencies are:
  CW  - 14041, 18078, 21041, 24896, and /or 28041 kHz
  SSB - 14341, 18141, 21441, 24941 and /or 28441 kHz
Watch the packet clusters for frequenices. QSL via the info on QRZ.com.
Also follow BIARA's activities at:           http://biara.org

OF9, FINLAND (Press Release OH2BH -- From Offices of Santa Claus in
Finland, dated November 19th). DECEMBER’S ULTIMATE EVENT -- OF9X PROMOTES
THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT ON THE RADIO SPECTRUM -- Greetings from the Land of
Santa Claus, in the Far North at the Arctic Circle.
  The busy yuletide season is soon upon us, and Santa is preparing his
sleigh for another world tour. The old man is very busy, but fortunately
the elves are there to help him deliver the Christmas spirit to the world’s
children.
  The Ou-Hou (OH) people are also bringing Santa to the ham community as
in many past years, utilizing some high tech to assist him. With the help
of multimedia and the Internet, a dozen or so elves will operate Santa
Radio, OF9X, with their own identity.
  As a reward for contacting several of them, your brave children, grand-
children, or neighbors' children may even speak with Santa himself. Amateur
Radio's future resides in our youth, and Santa can be their first contact
with the art. This year's activity will also pay respect to the ARRL's late
President Emeritus, Jim Hayne, W5JBP, who became a SK at the time the Santa
script was in making. We wish to carry on the spirit of his mission ­ the
Big Project ­ in this format.
  The certified reindeer driver and Laplander Pertti “Pete” Koivula,
OH2BEE/OH9U, will give Santa a face and voice, tapping into his pro-
fessional background as a famous actor of the Helsinki City Theatre.
Pete is well known from his role in the Finnish national movie “The
Unknown Soldier,” exploring those difficult bygone times of war, still
remembered by seasoned Finns.
  The Santa activity's end will mark the beginning of Finland's Anniversary
as a 100-year-old sovereign and independent nation.
  The patron of the OF9X Santa Activity is Mr. Juha Sipilä, the Prime
Minister of the Republic of Finland. Mr. Sipilä indicates his sincere
support of Finland being the home of Santa and states that "using the
latest technology to promote Santa is valuable support for Finland and
helps make this Christmas a special one." He further expresses his pleasure
of "welcoming an increasing number of visitors, such as those from America
and China, who come to explore the treasures of Finnish Lapland by flying
directly to Santa Claus Airport at the Arctic Circle."
  More details will be released soon. The OF9X (Old-Father-9-Christmas)
activity is supported by the Finnish Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
(FICORA) and the Finnish Amateur Radio Association (SRAL), and is organized
by Radio Club of Pusula, OH9W with Radio Arcala, OH8X of Oulu, the frozen
North.
  Note; you can request two pictures from SRAL, Annika, OH2HSJ, email
  at: oh2hsj@sral.fi
  1: Prime minister Juha Sipila and 2: Santa Claus, OH2BEE/OH9U 

PJ4, BONAIRE. Mike, NA9Q, will be active as PJ4/NA9Q from Bonaire (SA-006)
between December 4-10th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters
using primarily SSB with some RTTY and CW, with 100 watts and portable/
temporary antennas. Depending upon band conditions, an effort will be made
in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest (December 10th). Logs will be uploaded to
LoTW upon his return. QSL via his home callsign. 

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 28th-December 4th).......
 Nov/28th HN      Dec/01st  AN     Dec/03rd  AN
 Nov/29th HN      Dec/02nd  AN     Dec/04th  AN
 Nov/30th HN

   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

  REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE :
  The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
  (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
  Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
  benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
  and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
  dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
  new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
  which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.

  Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:
                 http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html

PY, BRAZIL. Ed, PS7DX, will be active from a Lighthouse (BRA 035) during
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band
(80m)/High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.

PZ, SURINAME. Members of the Voodoo Contest Group will be active as PZ5V
from Paramaribo during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a
Multi-? entry. QSL via Tim, M0URX. Operators mentioned are Ned/AA7A,
John/G4IRN, Lee/KY7M, Dave/N4QS and Bud/N7CW. For more details, see:
                 http://voodoocontestgroup.com/suriname-2016

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF.. (November 25th) 
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  4O/KC0W via KC0W (d)   EA8/OH5C via OH5C        TA3/LZ1CNN via LZ1CNN
  6Y9X via KQ1F          EA8/OZ1AA via OZ1ACB     TK/S53WW via S53WW
  8Q7DV via UA9CLB       EA8/RM5M via RM5M        TK/S57C via S57C
  8Q7SP via SP6FXY       EA8/UA3RF via UA3RF      TO2EE via K2HVN
  8S7A via W3HNK         II7WAVE via IK7HTB       VE3DZ/KP4 via VE3DZ
  A60TVD via A61BK   PJ2/RW0CN via RW0CN(B)/VE7ACN (d) VP2ESM via OH1VR (d)
  CT9/DJ0IF via DJ0IF    PJ2/W8WTS via W8WTS      VP5/W5CW via W5CW
  CT9/DL1CW via DL1CW    PJ4/K9NW via K9NW        VP9/KQ8Z via GM0IIO (d)
  CT9/DL5CW via DL5CW    PJ4/KU8E via K4BAI       ZA/OG1N via OH2TA
  CT9/DL8JJ via DL8JJ    PZ5V via M0URX           ZF2MJ via W6TMD
  CT9/YL3JM via K2PF (O) R80BRE via RC3M
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only

  XZ1A is now open for OQRS at:  https://secure.clublog.org/charts/?c=XZ1A

  CYPRUS QSL NEWS. Baz, 5B4AHO, has retired as QSL Manager for the Pafos
  Radio Club after 10 years of sterling work. The new QSL Manager is
  Norman, 5B4AIE. QSLs for the following callsigns should be sent via
  5B4AIE: 5B4PRC, C4EURO, C4EU, P3EU, P3R and 5B70VE. ADDED NOTE: QSLing
  5B stations in general -- A reminder that many Cyprus stations have a
  QSL Manager who is not resident in Cyprus. It is therefore pointless
  to send QSLs for these stations to the Cyprus QSL Bureau - the cards
  will almost certainly not be delivered to their intended recipient. A
  full list of these stations can be found here: http://bit.ly/1QdZQht

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3W2DK, 9N7XW, AD8J/HR9, C31MF, DP0GVN, GI4SNA,
  J68HZ, LW9ETQ, LX1TI, N6NO/VP9, PJ4L, T6TM, T88XH, TI5/KE2D, TL8AO,
  TZ4AM, UA2F, V63YY, VE2TKH, VK2DX, WH7AA, XX9O, YT1AA and ZL7G

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5A1AL, AT2SL (AS-176), ED7SPI (EU-143), OD5RI
  (AS-108), PJ2AF, R3CA/8, R3CA/9, R3CA/0, RI1C/p (EU-133), RK1O/p (EU-161),
  TL0A, VI6DH400 (OC-206), VK3IO and ZY8M (SA-045)
 QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3W4VE, 4S7FMG, 5B4AGY, 5B4AHJ, 5B4AHK,
  5B4AJR, 5B4AJT, 5B8AP/P, AH0J, C4EURO, H2T, H22H, P3J, P40R, R2015KK,
  RP68TG, RP70AB, RP70AQ, RP70EV, RP70KD, RP71AQ, RP71VF, UE16SF, V73A
  and RW5CW
TL, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (Update). Members of the Italian DXPedition
Team will be active as TL8TT (not TL8T) from Central African Republic
between February 1-14th. Operators mentioned are Alfeo/I1HJT, Silvano/
I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/IK2HKT
and Mac/JA3USA. The pilot stations are Art/IK7JWY (HF) and Sergio/IK0FTA
(6m). Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes (The RTTY activity will be restricted to 20m). QSL via I2YSB, direct
or the OQRS on their Web page at:         http://www.i2ysb.com/idt
A TL8TT needs/wants survey is available on the Web page also. Logs will be
posted on LoTW about 6 months after the conclusion of the DXpedition. For
News and Forum, see:        http://www.hamradioweb.net
  LAST MINUTE UPDATE FROM IK7JWY (November 24th): "Our TL8TT license has
been credited by ARRL and LoTW has been activated. Subject to availability
of internet connection, the REAL TIME Log will be available at:
                    http://win.i2ysb.com/logonline
OQRS will be activated from the beginning of the DXpedition. At the end
of the DXpedition, QSO data will be uploaded to LoTW for our Sponsors,
the LoTW EXPRESS applicants and those requesting QSL via OQRS. In addition,
contributors for 50 USDs or more will receive, besides our QSL, the
DXpedition DVD. The complete logbook upload will take place by the end
of August 2017."

UA2, KALININGRAD. Members of the "UA2F Contest Club" will be active
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry.
QSL via UA2FM. Operators mentioned are Dima/R3DCX, Dmitry/RA2FA, Dmitry/
RA3ATX, Alex/RN2FA, Dmitri/UA2FB, Vladimir/UA2FF, Victor/UA2FM and Igor/
UA2FX.

UN4, KAZAKHSTAN. Nick, UN4L, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m) entry. QSL via UA9AB.

UP2, KAZAKHSTAN.Sergey, RU9I, will be active as UP2L during the CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry.
QSL via UA9AB.

VE2, CANADA (Zone 2/Cancelled). Operators Jean/VE2VIA and Jean-Pierre/
VA2SG have cancelled their VE2SSS operation from Zone 2 during the CQWW
DX CW Contest. No reason was given. For more details and updates, see:
http://nordx.net/index.php/les-dxpeditions/vb2t-cq-ww-ssb-2016-cq-zone-2-2016

VK9N, NORFOLK ISLAND. Matt, VK1MA, will be active as VK9NM from Norfolk
Island (OC-005) between December 19-26th. He states, "The primary aim of
the visit is a family holiday, so I will not be operating for large periods
of time whilst there, but do hope to make quite a few contacts over the
stay. As a keen participant in the SOTA (Summits On The Air) program,
I am intending to activate Mt. Bates several times during my visit. I
will also be operating from the rented house near the center of the island
- all going well, I will be using 40m to 10m from Mt. Bates and I hope,
160m to 10m @100W from the house." QSL via e-QSL and LoTW only.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Dave, W5CW, will once again be active
as VP5/W5CW from the VP5JM Hamlet QTH on the Island of Providenciales
(NA-002, WLOTA 1476) between November 21st and December 13th. Activity
will be on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. Dave also plans to be in the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry and using the callsign VP5CW. QSL direct to his home callsign
(See QRZ.com address).

XX9, MACAO (Update). Operators Alberto/VR2XAN/IV3TAN (XX9TXN), Andrea/IV3SKB
(XX9TKB), Stefano/IK2JUB (XX9TJU) and Luca/IK2PFL (XX9TPF) are now active
as XX9TXN from Macao (AS-075) until November 21-29th. Excerpts from an
update states that the team will be active on 40-10 meters using CW and
RTTY. They will use the callsign XX9TXN on 160/80/40/20/15/10 meters. The
callsign XX9TKB will be used on the 30/17/12 meter bands. They state the
following [edited], "Currently we have a lot of problems on Top Band due
to a Radar covering a wide spectrum from 1.5 to 2.3 MHz. We are working
to find the best possible solution in RX. From time to time we are looking
only for North America because from this part of the world the path with
NA is extremely difficult (Polar path) especially with East Coast of US.
 From XX9 working a W1 is like for a DL working T31 or KH1 !!!!! Please be
patient. Opening with NA are very short and limited." The group will be
in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry signing
as XX9TXN. QSL via VR2XAN direct (also OQRS). Outside of the contest you
may hear the operators use their own XX9 callsign. QSL via the operators'
instructions.

YE, INDONESIA. The YE2A Team will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL only LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.
Operators mentioned are Agus/YB1ALL, Yohanes/YB2DX, Rivai/YE3AA, Totok/
YB2FWQ, Dani/YB2TJV, Nur/YB2WBF, Igor/YC2/KC5VFV, Martinus/YB2LSR and
Han/YD1SDL/2.

YW4, VENEZUELA. Paolo, YV1DIG, will be active as YW4D during the CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 26-27th) a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL
via LoTW. 

ZC4, UK SOV. BASE AREAS ON CYPRUS. Steve, G0GSB, will once again be active
as ZC4SB from UK Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus (AS-004) between January
11-25th, 2017. Activity will be on 80/40/20 meters using CW and SSB, with
an IC-706MKIIG w/100 watts into dipoles. QSL via his home callsign direct.

ZS8, MARION ISLAND. A couple of sources are reporting that David, ZS1BCE,
will once again return to Marion Island as a communications technician,
and be active as ZS8Z, possibly last December or early next year through
May 2018. Activity will be limited to when time permits on various HF
bands using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via ZS1LS.
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        The following stations are expected to be active in the
         CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 26-27th, 2016)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
       Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2016 CQWW DX CW 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/cqc2016.html  (By call sign)
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqcd2016.html (By entity)
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqcz2016.html (By zone)

           The CQ World-Wide DX Contest Web page and rules:
                     http://www.cqww.com/rules.htm
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  Contest        DXCC       CQZ     Class         QSL
  Callsign       Entity                           Route
------------------------------------------------------------------------
3B9HA      Rodriguez Island 39      SOAB          LoTW; QSL via M0OXO
3V8SS            Tunisia    33      SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via LX1NO
4L8A             Georgia    21      SOSB 20M      LoTW; QSL via K1BV
4X2M             Israel     20      SOSB 20M      4X4DZ
4X6FR            Israel     20      SOAB          4X6OM
4X0W             Israel     20      SOAB LP       W1UE
5H1WW            Tanzania   37      M/S           RZ3FW; QSL via (C)
5H3EE            Tanzania   37      SOAB LP       DL4ME
5X1XA            Uganda     37                    G3SWH
5Z4/DJ6TF        Kenya      37                    DJ6TF; QSL via (DARC B/d)
6Y3T             Jamaica    08      M/2           VE3CX
6Y9X             Jamaica    08      SOAB          KQ1F
8P1W             Barbados   08      SOAB LP       KU9C
8Q7DV            Maldives   22      M/?           UA8DX
8Q7SP            Maldives   22      M/M           LoTW; QSL via SP6FXY (B/C)
8R1/AG6UT        Guyana     09                    LoTW; QSL via DJ9RR
9H3PP            Malta      15      SO            HA5PP
9M6NA         East Malaysia 28      SOSB 20M      LoTW; QSL via JE1JKL
9Y4/VE3EY Trinidad & Tobago 09      SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via VE3EY and (C)
A31MM            Tonga      32      SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via EA5GL
A44A             Oman       21      M/2           A47RS
A52NH            Bhutan     22                    LoTW; QSL via JA0JHQ or (C)
AH2R             Guam       27      M/S           LoTW
AH0K        Mariana Islands 27      M/2           OH6GDX
AT5X             India      22      SOAB HP       LoTW
BA4TB            China      24      SOSB 160M     BA4TB
CB1H             Chile      12      M/?           CE1DY
CN2AA            Morocco    33      M/S           LoTW; QSL via UA2FM
CN2R             Morocco    33      M/2           W7EJ
CR2V             Azores     14      SOSB 20M      HB9CRV
CR3OO            Madeira    33      SOAB          LoTW
CR3W             Madeira    33      M/2           LoTW; QSL via DL5AXX
CR6K             Portugal   14      SOAB          CT1ILT
CT9/R7KW         Madeira    33      SOAB LP       K2PF; QSL via (C)
CU9AB            Azores     14      SOAB HP       HB9CRV
D1WW*            Ukraine    16      SOSB 20M      UA6GG; QSL via (e)
DX2R            Phillipines 27      M/S
E2X              Thailand   26      M/S           LoTW
ED8X         Canary Islands 33      M/S           RN3RQ
EF3T             Spain      14      M/S           LoTW; QSL via EA3NO
EF8U         Canary Islands 33      SOAB HP       EA8URL
ES9C             Estonia    15      M/2           LoTW; QSL via ES5RY
ET3AA            Ethiopia   37                    N2OO
FG/WJ2O          Guadeloupe 08      SOAB LP       N2ZN (d)
FH/HB9AMO        Mayotte    39      SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via M0URX
FO/K7AR     Austral Islands 32      SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via K7AR and (C)
FY5FY         French Guiana 09      SOSB 80M      FY5FY
GJ2A             Jersey     14      SOSB          LoTW
GU3HFN           Guernsey   14      SOAB
GU4CHY           Guernsey   14      SOSB 20M      GU4CHY (d)
GU4YOX           Guernsey   14      SOSB 80M      LoTW; QSL via GU4YOX
HB0/DK4YJ     Liechtenstein 14      M/S           DK4YJ
HI3/NP4Z Dominican Republic 08      SOAB          N4AO
HI3CC    Dominican Republic 08      M/S           W2CCW
HR2DMR           Honduras   07      SOAB LP       KD4POJ
HR2J             Honduras   07      SO LP         HR2J; QSL via HR2J (d/e)
HS0AC            Thailand   26      M/?
HS0ZAR           Thailand   26      M/2           K3ZO
IH9R          African Italy 33      SOSB 80M      IZ1GAR
IO5O             Italy      15      M/S           IK5RLP
J68GD            St Lucia   08      SOAB          LoTW; QSL via K9AW (d)
J70BH            Dominica   08                    OH2BH
KH7M             Hawaii     31      SOAB HP       KH6ZM
KP2Q      US Virgin Islands 08      M/?           K3TEJ
KP4/VE3RSA      Puerto Rico 08      SOAB QRP      LoTW; QSL via VE3RSA (d)
KP4BD           Puerto Rico 08      SOAB LP       NP3LT
LY4A             Lithuania  15      M/?           LoTW
MD2N            Isle of Man 14      SOSB 40M
MZ5A       Shetland Islands 14      SOSB 40M      LoTW; QSL via (C)
MZ5B       Shetland Islands 14      SOSB 160M     LoTW; QSL via (C)
NH2DX            Guam       27      SOSB 15M      LoTW; QSL via NH2DX (d)
NP2P      US Virgin Islands 08      SO            LoTW
NP3A            Puerto Rico 08      SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via WD8CW
NP4DX           Puerto Rico 08      SOAB HP       TBA
OH5DX            Finland    15      M/M           LoTW
OH0Z           Aland Island 15      SOAB HP       W0MM
P40W             Aruba      09      SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via N2MM (d)(no B)
PJ4A             Bonaire    09      M/?           K4BAI
PJ4Q             Bonaire    09      M/S           W4PA
PJ7/G4JEC      Sint Maarten 08                    LoTW; QSL via N0UK (B/d/C)
PJ7/K0CD       Sint Maarten 08      SOAB QRP      K0CD
PX2V             Brazil     11      M/S           PY2KJ
P40C             Aruba      08
P49Y             Aruba      09      SOAB          LoTW; QSL via AE6Y
PZ5V             Surinam    09      M/?           M0URX
RM3F        Russia (Europe) 16      M/S           UA3DPX
SU9JG            Egypt      34                    EA5GL
SW9AA            Crete      20      SOAB          LZ1PM
TC3A             Turkey     20      M/2           LZ1NK
TF3CW            Iceland    40      SOSB 20M      LX1NO
TF3JB            Iceland    40      SOSB 80M      TF3JB
TI5/AB2E         Costa Rica 07      SOAB HP       AB2E (d)
TI5W             Costa Rica 07      SOAB HP       W4FS
TK0C             Corsica    15      M/2           LoTW
TO1A          French Guiana 09      SOSB          F5HRY
TX8F          New Caledonia 32      M/S           NI5DX; QSL via (C/e)
UA2F            Kaliningrad 15      M/S           UA2FM
UN4L             Kazakhstan 17      SOSB 80M      UA9AB
UP2L             Kazakhstan 17      SOSB 40M      UA9AB
V26K      Antigua & Barbuda 08      SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via AA3B
V47T       St Kitts & Nevis 08      SOAB HP       W2RQ
V6A              Micronesia 27      SOAB          JA7HMZ
V73NS      Marshall Islands 31                    LoTW
VC2T             Canada     05      M/S           LoTW
VE2              Canada     02      M/S           VE3NE
VK6NC            Australia  29      M/?
VK9NX        Norfolk Island 32                    LoTW; QSL via NX1P (B/d)
VP2EHC           Anguilla   08      SOAB HP       OH3JR (d)
VP2ESM           Anguilla   08      SOAB LP       OH1VR (d)
VP2VI    Br. Virgin Islands 08      M/?           TBA
VP5CW        Turks & Caicos 08                    W5CW (d)
VP5M         Turks & Caicos 08      M/S           K4PQL
VP9I             Bermuda    05      SOSB 20M      GM0IIO
XW4XR            Laos       26                    LoTW; QSL via E21EIC
XW0YO            Laos       26                    LoTW
XX9TXN           Macao      24      M/2           VR2XAN (d)
YB0ECT           Indonesia  28      SOSB 15M      W2FB
YE2A             Indonesia  28      M/S           LoTW
YR8D             Romania    20      M/S           YO8KRR
YW4D             Venezuela  09      SOAB HP       LoTW
Z39A             Macedonia  15      SOSB 20M      LoTW
ZA/OG1N          Albania    15      SOSB 20M      LoTW; QSL via OH2TA
ZD8W       Ascension Island 36      M/2           W6NV
ZF2MJ        Cayman Islands 08      SOAB HP       W6TMD
ZF9CW        Cayman Islands 08                    K5GO
ZL7/W1XGI    Chatham Island 32                    LoTW; QSL via JA1XGI
ZM4T            New Zealand 32      M/S           LoTW
ZS2DL          South Africa 38      SOAB HP       ZS2DL
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (*) unrecognized DXCC

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