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This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
W2GD, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST
and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all.

RODRIGUES ISLAND, 3B9.  Olof, G0CKV is QRV as 3B9HA until December
12.  Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using CW and possibly
FT8.  He will be a Single Op/All Band entry in the CQ World Wide DX
CW contest.  QSL to M0OXO.

GEORGIA, 4L.  Operator 4L2M plans to be QRV as a Single Op/Single
Band on 20 meters entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via
EA7FTR.

MONTENEGRO, 4O.  Ark, UA4CC is QRV as 4O7CC until November 30.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes,
including FT8.  This includes an entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW
contest.  QSL to home call.

ITU HQ, 4U_ITU.  Look for 4U1ITU to be QRV in the CQ World Wide DX
CW contest.  QSL via operators' instructions.

TOGO, 5V.  John, N9MDH is QRV as 5V1JE from Lome until the end of
May 2018.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and various
digital modes.  QSL via LoTW.

UGANDA, 5X.  Andy, DL3YM is QRV as 5X8B from Nkozi until December 1.
Activity is in his spare time on the HF bands using CW.  This
includes being an entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL to
home call.

GHANA, 9G.  A group of operators are QRV as 9G5W until November 29.
Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  This
includes being an entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via
S59ZZ.

TONGA, A3.  Hiro, JA6WFM will be QRV as A31MM from Nuku'alofa on
Tongatapu Island, IOTA OC-049, as a Single Op/Single Band on 15
meters entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via EA4GL.

OMAN, A4.  Members of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society will be
QRV as A44A as a Multi/Multi entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW
contest.  QSL via operators' instructions.

CHINA, BY.  Stations B1Z and B7Q will be QRV in the CQ World Wide DX
CW contest.  QSL B1Z via EA7FTR and B7Q via BA1DU, respectively.

THE GAMBIA, C5.  Andre, ON7YK is QRV as C5YK from Kerr Serign until
January 30, 2018.  Activity is on 40, 20, 17 and 15 meters using
mostly digital modes, with a focus on FT8, and some CW.  QSL via
operator's instructions.

MADEIRA ISLANDS, CT3.  Operator OK6TA is QRV as CT9/OK6TA until
November 27.  He plans to be a Single Op/Single Band on 40 meters
entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL to home call.

GUADELOUPE, FG.  Oliver, F6ARC is QRV as FG/F6ARC until November 29.
Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using only CW.  He will be
a Single Op/Single Band on 15 meters entry in the CQ World Wide DX
CW contest.  QSL via FE11DX.

FRENCH GUIANA, FY.  Hartwig, DL7BC will be QRV as FY/DL7BC/p near
Cayenne from November 26 to December 7.  QSL direct to home call.

GUERNSEY, GU.  Bob, GU4YOX plans to be a Single Op/Single Band on 15
meters entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL to home call.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, HC8.  A group of operators will be QRV as HC8LUT
from San Cristobal Island from November 29 to December 8.  Activity
will be on 160 to 10 meters using mainly SSB, and also PSK31, JT65,
WSPR and FT8.  This also includes satellite activity on both the FM
and analog satellites.  They may also have a 6 meter beacon.  QSL
via IK2DUW.

THAILAND, HS
.  A group of operators will be QRV as HS0ZAR from the
Ban Ta Bong, Korat province as a Multi/2 entry in the CQ World Wide
DX CW contest.  QSL via K3ZO.

ARUBA, P4.  John, W2GD is QRV as P40W until November 28.  Activity
is on the HF bands.  This includes being an entry in the CQ World
Wide DX CW contest.  QSL direct to N2MM.

SURINAME, PZ.  Members of the Voodoo Contest Group will be QRV as
PZ5V from Paramaribo in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Multi/2
entry.  QSL via M0URX.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5.  Operators K4QPL and AA4NC plan to be
QRV as VP5M in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Multi Op entry.
QSL via K4QPL.

HONG KONG, VR2.  Operator VR2XAN will be QRV in the CQ World Wide DX
CW contest as a Single Op/Single Band/High Power on 160 meters
entry.  QSL to home call.

CAMBODIA, XU.  Tom, KC0W is QRV as XU7XXX.  Activity is on 80 to 6
meters using only CW.  His length of stay is unknown.  QSL direct to
home call.

ALBANIA, ZA.
  A group of amateurs are QRV as ZA1WW from the coastal
area of Durres.  Activity is on the HF bands.  This includes being a
Multi/Multi entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via
OH2TA.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.
  The CQ Worldwide DX CW Contest, NCCC
RTTY Sprint and NCCC CW Sprint are scheduled for this weekend.

Please see November QST, page 93, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs November 22-23, 2017

** BOTSWANA. 4930, Nov 23 at 0102, VP signal amid recognizable VOA News, M&W alternating, mostly not quite readable, then ECSS helps a bit, 0104 about the Lebanese PM unresigning; ``that`s the latest news from V-O-A!! 0105 right back to the ``best music``, which no doubt Central Africans will be eager to hear at 3:05 am. So this VOA relay is still on expanded schedule, perhaps 24 hours, in honor of Zimbabwe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11780, Nov 22 at 2053, poor S6-S2, M&W talk in Brazuguese, so now I`m sure I too have heard reactivated RNA. Seems to be limited to irregular daytime hours only, and very low power, nowhere near the 250 kW it originally ran 24 hours. Nothing from it audible now or later on 6180 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. 1610, UT Thu Nov 23 at 0117 UT, M&W discussion in English but the M has an accent, French Canadian? Fades completely out and back in. Topic at 0124 UT is sundials, and how they would be counterclockwise if invented in southern hemisphere; 0125 UT music up and comments about UN Human Rights vs Duterte, etc. Never heard any local references, but surely CHHA, VocesLatinas, Toronto, and in fact its year+ old sked shows this Wednesday 8-9 pm ET hour is some of its token English, `Urban Definition`
http://chha1610am.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/PostCard-CHHA-1610AM-2016.jpg
Still no sign of Anguilla (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEWFOUNDLAND [and non]. CANADA, 2749-USB, Nov 23 at 0109, French YL weather, for vendredi, samedi, S7 vs noise level of S6. Canadian Coast Guard schedules at
http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/Marine-Communications/RAMN-2017/Part2
show the closest preceding start time is 0040 UT from VCO Sydney NS via Port Caledonia site, but nothing about anything non-English.
2598-USB, Nov 23 at 0111, YL with weather here is even weaker, but seems English and more synthetic. Same sked shows VOK Labrador via St Anthony, Newfoundland site, just started at 0107 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15570, Nov 22 at 2057, S9+30 of dead air, obviously VOA Greenville B warming up prior to its only hour on 15580; 10 below to avoid collision with VOA Botswana until 2100 which until then achieves only a JBA carrier here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7565, Nov 23 at 0228, JBA carrier, easily missed in the splash of 7570 WRMIBS if you aren`t looking for it with BFO on LSB. I am, since I just noted IS from Vatican relay in Spanish via Greenville, violating Separation of Church and State, on 7305. In the past this has produced a leapfrog mixing product with adjacent transmitter/antenna carrying Radio Mart? at the time, and now that frequency is 7435, halfway between 7565 and 7305. On two radios, one in each ear, with offset BFO, I hear both 7305 and 7565 go off at the same time, 0231*, confirming this expectation. Last year I had several reports on 7425, when the fulcrum was 7365 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1905 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday November 22 at 2200 on WBCQ, 7490, fair-good. Not confirmed UT Thu Nov 23 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB --- no signal audible on any of my receivers, but may still be on at very low power and very poor propagation; neighbors: 9370 WWRBS S9+25, 9395 WRMIBS S9+5/20, 9265 WINB S6-S2 in Spanish. 7489.95 other WBCQ, good. Next:
Thu 2230   WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531   HLR  7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
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 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or #1906?]
Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. Nov 22 at 1816 UT, I posted this to the DXLD yg:
``RADIO HERWA IN EVENING?
Let`s take a look at the latest HFCC Nov 22 for RMI registrations via ISS, with azimuths, not yet active or accounted for, but available:
Check 11530 before 19 and after 20 for possible evening broadcast of Radio Herwa, altho not registered, and the first two here, unless it was already at 1600 on 17765:
 9610, 1900-2000, 207, English
11795, 1900-2000, 169, multi
13740, 0730-0830, 170, Hausa
15440, 0730-0830, 170, Hausa
15450, 1730-1800, 125, Oromo
17765, 1600-1700, 170, Hausa
 9580 is still not registered, except unused for WRMI itself at 0900-2100
And one more from WRMI itself:
 9840, 0600-0800,  87, English``
I was soon out to lunch, but checked on the caradio and a portable. Not even 11530 WRMI was on this day, Nov 22 at several chex between 19 and 20! Does this mean R. Biafra BCFL is done for? Has its purpose been served to disseminate disinformation about the Anambra State elexion, as some suggest? We`ll see; it`s missed a broadcast day before, but resumed.
Also between 19 and 20, nothing on 9610 or 11795; nor did Bill Bingham in RSA hear anything.
Next times to monitor 11530, Nov 23, whether it`s like last night?
0500-0600 Biafra
0600-0700 Brother HyStairical
0700-0730 Radio Herwa International
Also please check the other times and frequencies above, in case RMI start another relay without notice (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9455, Wed Nov 22 at 2106, tune in WRMI with FG Radio`s `Travel Gazette` ---- yes, it`s the same hoary old show as always, apparently running since April as well as 7 hours earlier today on 9955, e.g. ``Come & Get It`` song and 2109 about the EZ-Jet website. As scheduled Wed 2100-2115 at http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs --- which continues to exhibit the wrong frequency for this hour, the suspended 15770 whose antenna was destroyed. It was already // 9455 and now only the // continues altho not shown as such (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9980, Nov 22 at 2059, WWCR VG S9+45 with steel drum IS, part of announcement, I thought sign-off, but apparently sign-on; 2100 another ID, hum and ad for gold & silver, 2102 Fanfare for Common Man theme, and `Financial Survival` pushing ``discounts`` on gold and silver to those foolish enough to bite. Hostess says they`ll be playing music instead tomorrow on TG Day, and a rerun the next day --- unless there is important breaking financial news, requiring going live.
This show has also been on WBCQ 7490 at same time, but not today, continuous rock music instead. Its repeat at 0400 UT, was also missing from 7490 when I checked Nov 18, instead Brother Scare, so has it been cancelled on/by WBCQ? No, recheck at 2155, now F.S. is running a few seconds behind 9980; WBCQ apparently had a feed pickup problem.
As for 9980, the significance of that is, the sked shows it`s WWCR-4 transmitter, the one which has been AWOL for a couple days. Supposedly it runs all the way from 13 to 24 UT (most of it before 21 Brother MoleStair), so maybe I just caught its reactivation starting at 2059? A time when there would normally be no IS and frequency/change/sign/on/off announcement.
7520, Nov 23 at 0052, WWCR-4 also reactivated here, pushing gold; same show? VG signal. 6115, between 0158+ and 0159+, WWCR-1 signs off for move to 3215, and WWCR-4 signs on after about a semi-minute pause, and 0200 joins hummy GCN, into ``this is war`` on `A Call to Decision` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, Nov 23 at 0156, WTWW-2 is on with ``Silent Night`` --- here we go, as it`s UT Thanksgiving, time to start running Xmasmx into the ground, as Ted`s WTWW does holidalyly. Was not on yet when I tuned across circa 0100. Now accompanied as always by weak parasitic spurs about 5072.1 and 5097.9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 7470, Nov 23 at 0152 and 0226 chex, JBA carrier, suspected Station YHWH as nothing legal listed; those who get him better (in the west) should try (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0438 UT November 23
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs November 20-21-22, 2017

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Nov 20 at 1904, R. Biafra Broadcasting from London, good via WRMI, with a prayer in presumed Igbo language, ends with ``amen``. But there was a problem, as I wrote Jeff White later:
``Hi Jeff, I listened to the early part of Radio Biafra today after 19 UT on 11530. FYI there was an irregular ``chuffing`` sound averaging about 2 times per second. This was heard first on my car radio, but not heard on other frequencies, and also heard on this frequency when I checked on a portable radio outside the car (11580 and 11825 were not doing it). So apparently a problem with the 11530 transmitter; which XMTR # is it, by the way? Still does not show on your schedule grid for either transmission. 73, Glenn`` (No reply.)
A quick check at 1900 UT Nov 21 finds 11530 OK without the chuffing.
But I`m busy recording WORLD OF RADIO Tuesday afternoon, so later I find Biafra show on a WRMI server, under a different name, and listen to the opening via that. Now there appears to be a regular invocation a few minutes after start, in Igbo, guy mentioning Jehova, Jesus Christ, and concluding with Amen. Apparently Biafran = Christian, or else. Then the now-head of IPOB endorses in English the Anambra State elexion Nov 18, which he concludes was legitimate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BOTSWANA. 4930, Nov 22 at 0005, JBA carrier, also at 0220, presumed VOA African service relay in English. After my previous report of that Nov 19 around 0230, ahead of normal *0300, Ron Howard suggested that VOA could have expanded to 24 hours due to the crisis in Zimbabwe. Wolfgang B?schel agreed with a schedule of 23 or 24 hours on this frequency and also MW 909. That`s nice, but most VOA programming is disposable music filler, beyond news on the hour, as Mark Taylor, WI, NASWA Flashsheet was also hearing as early as 0205 as early as November 17.
If the crisis is now over with the resignation of Mugabe, perhaps VOA will contract again. But not yet. There are other changes/extensions, as Alan Roe, Teddington, England, UK, reported:
``USA. 21 November at 2000 UT - VoA is broadcasting a special programme concerning Zimbabwe in a local language on 6195 kHz via Botswana in place of usual African Beat English programming``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1905, DX LISTTENING DIGEST)
** EAST TURKISTAN. 5060 & 4980 & 4850 & 4500, Nov 21 at 2357, JBA carriers, surely the four different language services of PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi, grayline. There are several other JBA carriers on 60m matching Tibetan, Indian or Chinese stations, but this quartet all add up to nothing but Xinjiang (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU [and non]. 5980, Nov 21 at 2251, JBA carrier, which is probably Radio Chaski during its hour in the clear; overcome at *2257 by much stronger AM carrier from Romania, this time switching to contrary-to-schedule DRM noise after a few seconds, rather than waiting until 2300 or later. Can no longer make out Chaski carrier underneath it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 5960, Nov 21 at 2300, VOT English to North America is poor-fair but I can tell that the clueless announcer (or his recording) is still announcing A-17 times and frequencies for English, all of which are now wrong in B-17 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1904 monitoring: Not confirmed UT Tue Nov 21 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB: no signal (meanwhile 7490 is OK, nothing on 5130 or 3265; 9395 WRMI is fair). But confirmed UT Tue Nov 21 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG. Also confirmed Tue Nov 21 at 2030 on WRMI 11580 better than // 9455 better than // 7780.
[and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1905 contents: Afghanistan non, Armenia, Bahrain, Biafra non, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia and non, Chile and non, Cuba, Cyprus non, Eritrea and non, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, North America, Oman, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia and non, Solomon Islands, Somaliland and non, Sri Lanka, USA, Zimbabwe, unidentified; and the propagation outlook
WORLD OF RADIO 1905 monitoring: confirmed first airing completed just a few minutes earlier, Tuesday November 21 at 2130 on WRMI, 9455, good. Trying to confirm next chance, UT Wednesday November 22 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB: first on the R75, I only get a JBA carrier on about 9328.19, as I have before, but apparently this is from a local device, to which this radio is closest. At 0032 on the PL-880 on the porch, I can recognize me JBA about 9329.9. Then at 0035 on the NRD545 I can also hear me about 9329.99, but not well enough to recognize whether it`s new #1905, but probably. So WBCQ is transmitting, just extremely weakly, still such a trace at 0048. Meanwhile neighbors are much better: 9395 WRMIBS at S9+20; 9370 WWRBS at S9+25; even 9265 WINB is S9. And the other WBCQ, 7489.95, is S8. Next:
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490 to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230   WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531   HLR  7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
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 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or 1905?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5830, Nov 21 at 0716, no signal from WTWW-1, but a very poor carrier on 9475, probably this, forsaken by Ted on its day frequency all night.
BTW, neighborhood continuous line noise has erupted, reaching S9 around 5.8 MHz. And no one even has Xmas decorations up yet, that I can see (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7520, Nov 22 at 0047, no signal from WWCR-4 scheduled here at 0000-0200, after 9980, and before 6115. The other three are found on 5935, 6115 (not yet on 4 or 3 MHz), and surprisingly well with DGS on 13845, which must be getting a sporadic-E boost. Tnx to a tip from Peter W Hansen, FL, at 0225 UT Nov 21, to the DXLD yg: ``Last night WWCR-4 was not on 6115; tonight it has not been on 7520, 6115 or 5890``
Also the next night, Nov 22 at 0205, 6115 is not on altho had logged it some nights before, after the swap from WWCR-1 to WWCR-4 at 0200 for one more hour. So it appears #4 is out of order (or it has suddenly lost a lot of business). The entire website schedule for it, in case its other frequencies also lack:
Transmitter #4 - 100 KW - 90 Degrees
12:00 AM-07:00 AM 0600-1300 5890
07:00 AM-06:00 PM 1300-0000 9980
06:00 PM-08:00 PM 0000-0200 7520
08:00 PM-09:00 PM 0200-0300 6115
09:00 PM-12:00 AM 0300-0600 5890
6295, Nov 22 at 2302, JBA carrier. I`m looking for a leapfrog mixing product from WWCR, since when they run two transmitters on the same band, like 5890 and 5935 later at night, they do constantly leapfrog, in that case to a mixture on 5980 (and fighting Radio Mart? after 0700, and Cuban jamming even earlier. WWCR is axually contributing to this ``jamming``). In this case, 5935 would leap over 6115, another 180 kHz higher. Suspect it is WWCR on 6295, more likely here than a Europirate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0310 UT November 22
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terça-feira, 21 de novembro de 2017

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs November 19-20, 2017

** ARGENTINA [non]. 11580, Monday Nov 20 at 1436, RAE via WRMI is in Japanese! Wrong playback? No, it`s just a clip of NHK TV`s 8K service, presumably amid the `Friday` DX Actuality program in Spanish repeated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BIAFRA [non]. 9580, Nov 19 at 1909, R. Biafra via unknown site, after a JBA carrier here, I get a little more via UTwente SDR. Main frequency 11530 WRMI is good as usual on my radio. 9580 is VP at UTwente, but sounds like same programming of music alternating with announcements by YL; at 1911 it`s the OM, the only one who mentions the ``31 meter band`` 9580 in schedule announcements. 1913 back to YL voice. On UTwente, I A/B the two frequencies, and believe it or not, poor as it is, 9580 is better than 11530 (and 11580, WRMI aimed right at Europe is no better). I`ve asked Jeff where 9580 is coming from. There is no sign of anything else, such as listed Saudi Arabians. Possibly 9580 is still Issoudun, but skipping over UTwente, too close and way offbeam. But if so, Ivo should be getting it OK. Wolfgang Bueschel, Germany does not hear 9580 at all.
Ivo Ivanov reports on same transmission:
``Poor signal of Radio Biafra London in 31 & 25 mb on Nov 19
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/poor-signal-of-radio-biafra-london-in.html
1900-2000  9580 unknown tx / unknown WeAf English, not via TDF/ISS
1900-2000 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg WeAf English, via WRMI tx#10?``
Meanwhile, Rafael Rodr?guez in Colombia found a website with news about this reactivation:
https://thewillnigeria.com/news/radio-biafra-returns-resumes-daily-broadcast/
``Radio Biafra Returns; Resumes Daily Broadcast
By David Oputah - November 11, 2017
BEVERLY HILLS, November 11, (THEWILL) ? After a lull of a few months, during which Nigerian security agencies breathed an air of relief, there are incontrovertible indications that the clandestine Radio Biafra will resume activities Sunday November [sic].
The rogue radio station is the mouth piece of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu whose whereabouts is unknown following a clamp down on his family home in Abia state by the military under operation Python Dance.
THEWILL gathered exclusively that the radio will continue to broadcast from London, England, ostensibly to escape the reach of Nigeria?s security agencies who will track it down without much effort if it was based in Nigeria.
The information circulating within the IBOP circle recently has pointed to the feverish plans and concerted efforts to reactivate the Radio Biafra and make its voice heard again to prove that the despite the security agencies? show of strength recently during the Operation Python Dance and the like, that IPOB is not as dead as it appears.
THEWILL checks further revealed that the broadcast will from Sunday be on air from 6 am to 7 am on 7240 KHZ, 41 meter-band, short wave and in the evenings from 8pm to 9pm on 11530 KHZ on 25 meter band.
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Alphonsus Uche Okafor-Mefor ? London, United Kingdom
Daft more dafter and most daftest of all. You bunch of cash and carry roadside journalists are the ones actually waking up from dead as Radio Biafra has been on and will continue to be. shameless losers!
Like ? Reply ? Nov 12, 2017 10:27pm``
>From THEWILL, searching on Radio Biafra, more stories, the first one here from one day later (and why are these datelined Beverly Hills, or San Francisco, of all places?):
https://thewillnigeria.com/news/radio-biafra-returns-sacks-nnamdi-kanu-as-ipob-leader/
``Radio Biafra Returns, Sacks Nnamdi Kanu As IPOB Leader
By THEWILL_ - November 12, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO, November 12, (THEWILL) ? Security agencies were in a frenzy of activities in Abuja from early Sunday when Radio Biafra, the controversial mouthpiece of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) returned to the airwaves with a 6.am to 7.am broadcast announcing the shocking sack of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as IPOB leader.
That announcement sacking Kanu was exactly what kept the security agencies worried, because it could mean that another arm of IPOB may have mutated just as IPOB mutated from Raph Uwazuruike?s Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB).
A top national security source told THEWILL thus: "All had been quiet on the IPOB front recently. The organization has been receding from the public consciousness as many Igbo people began to openly talk against the separation and disunity agenda of IPOB. The Federal Government has been reaching out to the South-East and their State Governors have taken a hard stand against IPOB accusing the organization of pursuing anti-Igbo interests; now comes this totally new and unexpected development".
At the height of the IPOB controversy the national unity was greatly tasked when Northern youths issued Igbo people resident in the North a quit notice.
The radio?s programme started with the lady announcer who gave her name as Ifeoma Okorafor, stating that the radio was back on air and IPOB was restructuring. She then announced that "Mazi Nnamdi Nwanekaenyi Kanu, the former Director of Radio Biafra is hereby dismissed and removed as Director of Radio Biafra following extensive and intensive consultations". She named "Mazi Ezenwachukwu Sampson Okwudili as Kanu?s replacement."
Kanu has not been seen publicly since he fled Abia State after the military raided his family compound some months back.
The reasons the Radio Biafra announcer gave for Kanu?s removal included:
(A) Personalization of the Biafran struggle and derailing from the core objectives of IPOB as a grassroots movement.
(B) Kanu?s actions and his decisions to incite members of IPOB towards violence leading to the death of many innocent young people in Onitsha, Aba and Umuahia is totally unacceptable and grossly irresponsible.
(C) Kanu privately collected ?14m and another $22m to purchase landed properties abroad in his name and that of his father Igwe Israel Kanu in a clear case of monkey dey work baboon dey chop. [! sic]
(D) Kanu turned our collective struggle into a money-making enterprise for himself and his father. Thus the monies contributed by enterprising and hard-working Igbo youths across the world are being collected and converted by one man and his father while pretending to be sacrificing for the cause.
(E) Upon his release from detention in April 2017, one expected Kanu to drum up support for the release of his colleagues and co-detainees such as Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi. These are our brothers who were arrested at the same time with him and they should not be forgotten. We hereby demand their release. Kanu, since his release, has never spoken about them or appealed for the release of these our freedom fighters. Instead, he has been going about collecting chieftaincy titles and having a messianic swagger that even allowed full-blooded Igbomen to kneel down and kiss his feet.
(F) Kanu threw away the original meaning of our collective struggle for personal gain and vain glorification. IPOB believes in democracy as a solid base of any modern state, the rule of law, and will always reject violence in all its ramifications.
The security agencies do not as yet know what to make of this new development in IPOB.
The sack of Mazi Kanu is only the latest change in the checkered history of Radio Biafra, which began as the mouthpiece of MASSOB. It later announced the sacking of MASSOB founder, Uwazuruike as its Director and MASSOB leader and replaced him with Uchenna Madu "in the task of chasing down and overcoming the enemies of Biafra" according to a statement signed by Uche Mefore as the radio?s Deputy Director.
Nnamdi Kanu himself would also distance himself and his deputy, Uche Mefor, when Radio Biafra began to broadcast from the US, after Nigeria jammed its signals from Britain.
Now, those behind this latest incarnation of Radio Biafra would obviously not have sought Kanu?s permission; it actually sacked him in its first broadcast. But the security agencies are not rejoicing because, as a source put it "the saying that the devil you know is better than the angel [sic] you do not know is particularly true in security circles. See it this way; Kanu had issued an order that the people of Anambra state should boycott the gubernatorial elections and people told him he was talking nonsense. That was the end of his moral authority. Now we have to return to the drawing board to learn about those behind this latest development. It?s frustrating."
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And a bunch more in reverse chrono order; I`ll not pull out the direct linx here but you can reach them via the search page:
https://thewillnigeria.com/news/?s=radio+biafra
``Nigerian security agencies breathed an air of relief, there are...
UK Contradicts Lai Mohammed, Say Nigeria Didn?t Ask That Radio Biafra Be Shut Down
David Oputah -
September 22, 2017
BEVERLY HILLS, September 22, (THEWILL) - The United Kingdom has denied any knowledge of a request from Nigeria to shut down Radio Biafra, run by Nnamdi...
FG Traces IPOB?s Sources Of Funding To France, Blames UK For Radio Biafra
Mustapha Bagudu -
September 21, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO, September 21, (THEWILL) - The Federal Government has identified France as the country where the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, gets bulk...
Kanu Restructures IPOB, Disowns American-Based Radio Biafra
David Oputah -
May 16, 2017
BEVERLY HILLS, May 16, (THEWILL) - The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has announced a restructuring in the...
Radio Biafra Is Back On Air
THEWILL_ -
April 1, 2016
BEVERLY HILLS, April 01, (THEWILL) ? The station dedicated to the ?struggle? by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is currently streaming live across...
NBC Shuts Radio Biafra, Confiscates Equipment, Detain Suspects
THEWILL_ -
July 18, 2015
BEVERLY HILLS, July 18, (THEWILL) ? The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) said Friday that it had effectively neutralised the illegal broadcasts from the seditious...
FG Says It Has Jammed Radio Biafra Signals, Not True ? Station
THEWILL_ -
July 15, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO, July 14, (THEWILL) ? The Federal Government said on Tuesday that it has blocked the transmission signals of Radio Biafra, which has been...
OPINION: OF RADIO BIAFRA AND THE URGENCY OF NOW
THEWILL_ -
July 14, 2015
It is no more a hidden secret that since the last election that brought in President Muhammadu Buhari to power, discordant tunes have become...
Ignore Radio Biafra, NBC Tells Public
THEWILL_ -
June 27, 2015
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Friday urged the public to ignore radio Biafra, saying the station has been broadcasting seditious contents illegally. In a statement...``
And that`s only the first page of 13; however, some of further hits may have less to do with the radio in particular (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BOTSWANA [and non]. 17700, Nov 20 at 1548, VP signal from algo, OOFSOB. EiBi shows it is VOA Hausa at 1500-1600 (Sat/Sun to 1530 only). Besides the bigsigs from Cuba and KVOH on 17730 & 17775, the only other carrier detectable on 16m at this time is JBA 17660, which would be Saudi in French (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL [and non]. 11780, Nov 19 at 2135, NO signal, not even a JBA carrier here, my first chance to check out this report a bit earlier from Manuel M?ndez, Lugo, Spain, Log in Lugo: ``BRAZIL, 11780, R?dio Nacional da Amaz?nia, 2045-2101, 19-11, Portuguese, soccer, live matches. Very weak. 14321``.
Thus it may be back on a very irregular and low-power basis, to avoid losing license by a deadline sometime in December. Later chex into UT Nov 20 still find no RNA on 11780, nor on other frequency 6180 (but a JBA carrier there at 2257: Aoki shows that would be CRI Kunming between Chinese and Cantonese hours). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. FINALLY! I happen to be recording KFOR-27 {4} at 1600 UT November 19 just after Preet the Mess, when they flash their translator ID card for a hefty 4 seconds, so I freeze-frame it and copy the details. I`ve also snapped a still photo of it:
Unfortunately it`s on cable feed cutting off the edges, so I have to look up the towns in W9Wi.com to be sure they are correct. That makes it easy to add the {virtual} channel for each, and in many cases
[+ additional KFOR relays shown in each town, as LIC, CP or APP]:
K43KU-D SEILING {16} [+ 19 {19}, 47 {19}, 19 {23}, 43 {43}, 47 {47}]
K31JQ-D WOODWARD {31} [+ 38 {14}, 38 {38}]
K20BR-D GAGE, etc. --- listed instead for substation KAUT with KFOR
        Gage on K16DX {16}!
K17ID-D CHEROKEE & ALVA {17} [+ 16 {16} and 20 {20}]
K40JP-D SAYRE {23} [+ 40 {40}]
K23IZ-D STRONG CITY* {23}
K45JZ-D ELK CITY {32} [+ 45 {45}]
K14MU-D WEATHERFORD {14}
K35KE-D HOLLIS {35}
*``Strong City``? A negligible hamlet of 47, 2010 census, just NE of Cheyenne, not even in atlas index except the Rand McNally Large Scale, but it`s significant for weak TV translators! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [non]. 7730 // 5850, both VG, Mon Nov 20 at 0712, James Branum on `Broad Spectrum Radio` via WRMI, talking about draft resistance in World War I, especially in Oklahoma, and the centennial of the Green Corn Rebellion with a song about it. E.g., see:
http://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=GR022
This is a repeat of last week`s surprise monthly show, the first half of which I had not heard. Meanwhile James Branum explains that the next new BSR is to air during this hour on Dec 11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1904 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov reports:
``GERMANY Reception of World of Radio on 9485-CUSB via HLR, Nov 19
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-world-of-radio-on-9485cusb.html
1131-1200 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, weak/fair``
9330-CUSB, Nov 20 at 0030, NO signal detectable from WBCQ at WOR scheduled time. I`ve asked WBCQ again about the status of this and suggested that for winter propagation, 3265 should replace 9330.
Confirmed UT Monday Nov 20 starting at 0402 on Area 51 webcast; WBCQ 5129.832 has good S9+10 signal but not checked until 0436 during HRI. It appears Timtron`s tuning up this transmitter helped a lot!
WOR 1904 also confirmed UT Mon Nov 20 at 0436 on WRMI 9955, S9+10/20 so not necessary to check webcast. Next:
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or new #1905?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, Mon Nov 20 at 1508 tune-in, KVOH carrier cuts off immediately, back on, somewhat distorted modulation, leyendo una escritura, unstable carrier, S9+30 with some splatter when on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UZBEKISTAN. 7625, Nov 20 at 1419, JBA carrier. EiBi shows the only 7625 station anywhen is CMI Voice of Wilderness, for N Korea at 1330-1530 via Tashkent. CMI means Cornerstone Ministries International based in Tustin, California; WRTH 2017 files it in the COTB sexion, page 513 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 5030(-), Nov 20 at 1412, JBA carrier, a smidgin on the low side compared to 5025, even weaker than that remnant of Cuba. By this late hour, most Asians on 60m are almost gone, such as 4885, 4800. 5030 is intriguing, as current HFCC, Aoki and EiBi show nothing whatsoever on it at any time (Tonga reactivated? Hi hi. 1991 WRTH for 5030 had China, Malaysia, Tonga, and nearby Ecuador, Per?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1751 UT November 20
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ARLS015 RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launched Successfully, Designated AO-91

ARLS015 RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launched Successfully, Designated AO-91

The latest CubeSat in the Fox series - RadFxSat (Fox-1B) - launched
November 18 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  The Delta
II vehicle lifted off at 0948 UTC.

"Following a picture-perfect launch, RadFxSat was deployed at 1109
UTC," AMSAT reported. "Then the wait began. At 1212 UTC, the AMSAT
Engineering team, watching ZR6AIC's WebSDR waterfall, saw the
characteristic 'Fox Tail' of the Fox-1 series FM transmitter,
confirming that the satellite was alive and transmitting over South
Africa. Shortly after 1234 UTC, the first telemetry was received and
uploaded to AMSAT servers by Maurizio Balducci, IV3RYQ, in Italy.
Initial telemetry confirmed that the satellite was healthy."

In the wake of the successful launch, deployment, and reception,
OSCAR Number Administrator Bill Tynan, W3XO, designated the new
satellite as AMSAT-OSCAR 91 (AO-91).

AMSAT Engineering reminds stations that the satellite will not be
available for general use until the on-orbit checkouts are complete.
AMSAT asks listeners to submit telemetry from RadFxSat (Fox-1B) to
assist the Engineering team in completing the commissioning process.
Experiment telemetry is downlinked via the DUV sub-audible telemetry
stream, which can be decoded using FoxTelem software, available
online at,
https://www.amsat.org/foxtelem-software-for-windows-mac-linux/
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ZCZC AS15
QST de W1AW
Space Bulletin 015  ARLS015
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington, CT  November 20, 2017
To all radio amateurs
 

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs November 19, 2017

** ALASKA [non]. 9600, Nov 19 at 0253, New Life Station is wrapping up English hour via MADAGASCAR with schedule: on 7370 at 08, 10 and 12; 7355 at 14 (which are really KNLS, the last one clashing with NZ); and 9600 at 02, 15560 at 03 which are really MWV; poor-fair, S4-S7. (The other English hours from MWV are African Pathways Radio, 11825 at 04, 17640 at 18 & 20) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BOTSWANA. 4930, Nov 19 at 0228, music at S5-S7 where normally there is nothing. VOA should start at 0300, as confirmed by HFCC: ``4930 0300 0600 53,57 BOT 100 20 0 750 1234567 291017 240318 D 4930 Eng BOT IBB IBB 376`` At 0230 quick announcement by YL DJ, sounds like Hyper Heather, but presumably not Music Time in Africa. So why is BOT relay on this early? Even in easternmost Africa it`s before 6 am local. Of course, possibly it could be some other IBB site for this pre-hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BOTSWANA. 9825, Nov 19 at 0251, S7-S4 open carrier; presumably IBB warming up for 0300-0330 Arabic, despite CRI Chinese via Kashgar scheduled until 0300 but inaudible here. As Aoki/NDXC clarifies, but not HFCC, it`s really the Hello Darfur service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 6935.20-LSB, Nov 19 at 0217, JBA sounds Brazuguese; then cuts on and off a much stronger speaker surely in Brazuguese, a pirate net? Here is a similar log from Sept 27 in the HFU Peskie sexion:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,37617.0.html
In this entire board could also be found some like the unID 2-ways in Spanish INTRUDERS I have been catching (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHILE. 6964.89, Nov 19 at 0214, JBA carrier with talk. No logs of it on HF Underground N American board.
How about Latin American pirates; were, but moved to Peskies, here:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,38239.0.html
Chris Smolinski in Maryland has been tracking this since October 26, and here`s one reply, from FFM: ``?Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 0115 UTC? I've published some posts about they before, they are chileans form Coquimbo region in the north of Chile`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [non]. 7340, Nov 19 at 0245, violin concerto, surely not RHC ---- no, this frequency is now Romania, // 5910. In fact, had almost overlooked the fact that 7340 has been totally deleted from the new RHC B-17 schedule in effect less than a week.
It was a surprise when Arnie activated an Habana 40-m frequency for the first time in A-17, contrary to his holier-than-thou stance about out-of-band broadcasting. Now he`s holier again since this is a fixed, not broadcast band, despite being dominated by many other broadcasters and not just yanquis. Considering how 11 and 9 MHz fade out at night, it could be quite useful (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUATEMALA. 4055, UT Sun Nov 19 at 0221, Radio Verdad with very familiar voices, my old colleagues at Radio Nederland, Jaime B?guena y Alfonso Montealegre talking about the history of Philips Electronix, and them Marconi. Maybe from an old `Radio Enlace`, contained in a current DX program. Which has yet to appear on the RV program sked:
http://radioverdad.org/?q=programaci%C3%B3n
Showing at 0200-0230 GMT S?bado - meaning UT Sunday, ``Club de la Amistad y Filat?lico``. This page is ? 2009, and would not be surprised if never updated since. Now it`s `Antena DX` from Panam?:
``Radio Verdad 4055 SW en Guatemala - Los s?bados a las 8:00 PM hora de Guatemala, Domingos 02:00 UTC www.radioverdad.org`` according to:
http://programasdx.com/antenadx.htm
which is also on WRMI and WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6950.56, Nov 19 at 0242, pirate music, very poor. These for 6950.5 say it was Captain Morgan Shortwave until 0303*:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,38786.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6770, Nov 19 at 0241, very poor Old Time Radio pirate. Usually it`s a JBA carrier at best, but sometimes can sound like OTR, with audience applause, laughter; from some secret radio museum (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 3270.3v, Nov 19 at 0232, the NRD-545 has one of numerous weak birdies, distinct from real carriers since they are always very slowly varying up or down, sometimes crossing/QRMing real DX. I had started calling these NRDies, but they are really caused by the Wellbrook antenna, since they disappear if I switch to the longwire (even tho the WB is still active and connected to the radio). My apology for misblaming JRC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [non]. Just heard from James Branum about `Broad Spectrum Radio` scheduling: for now it is monthly and the next set will be December 10-16 at the same times as in November (tho there could be some repeats Mon 07-08 on WRMI 5850, 7730) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5850, Nov 19 at 0235, tuning across WRMIBS, The OvermoleStair`s current id?e fixe is needing 45 kilobux by next Tuesday to pay for uplinx to 4 satellites from Israel; ``I don`t like to ask for money at all`` --- coulda fooled me. GWBD (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1904 monitoring: barely audible but confirmed at 0212 Nov 19, the 0200 UT Sunday on WRMI 11580 --- as usually now the case this long after dark in Okee. All programs on this frequency could benefit by being moved to a lower band after sunset for duration of winter. Also confirmed on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, good S9+20, UT Sunday November 19 at 0421, 11 minutes into show, so started circa 0410. Next:
Sun 1130   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or #1905?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5985, UT Sunday Nov 19 at 0238, WRMI with AWR `Wavescan` about KDKA, so yet another time for the program which is *not* on their schedule, instead 0230-0300 on 5985 is blank except for `Wlkng Power` UT Mondays. Are there somethings Tue-Sat too during this semi-hour? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Re: my 1510 log Nov 18 afternoon, Greg Hardison replies:
``Glenn: -- That Texas Superfoods spot is playing nationwide; we hear plenty of it out here with the Dallas QTH. The only Rush-head I know for sure on 1510 is WLAC. D'ya think.......? 73z -- GREG HARDISON``
Hi Greg, WLAC did cross my mind, and Rush is sked there on Saturday afternoons, but he is also on KNNS per NRC AM Log and their website, tho no program sked. I would really expect to hear KNNS at edge of groundwave around here. There was QRM, and Childress could make it too, but maybe all the items I cited were from KNNS. 73, (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 7470, Nov 19 at 0248, something here, VP S4 carrier; could it be anti-Christ pro-Yahweh pirate, Station YHWH? Cannot detect the dulcet tones of Josiah, but this was his last favorite frequency, not heard since Oct 14, and nothing else is scheduled here (except 22-24 UT, IBB Bod-Tibetan via Tajikistan) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0554 UT November 19
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OPDX Bulletin 1340 November 20, 2017

OPDX Bulletin 1340 November 20, 2017
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1340
BID: $OPDX.1340
November 20, 2017
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, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G0CKV, G3SWH, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JI3DST, ON5SWA, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PY2WAS, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YO3JW for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 12th/November, through Sunday, 19th/November there were 232 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E4, E5/n, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, 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, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9M, VK9N, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZF, ZL, 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 (Update). Olof, G0CKV, will once again be active
as 3B9HA from Rodriguez Island (AF-017) between local sunset Wednesday,
November 22nd, through local sunrise Monday, December 11th, if all goes
according to plan. Activity will be holiday style focusing on the low
bands and CW. Olof informed OPDX he "might also try FT8". He also plans
to be in this weekend's CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-
Op/All-Band entry. He also states, "No internet in shack, but should be
able to upload log daily to LOTW and ClubLog." QSL via M0OXO or LoTW.

3C1, EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Update). Operators Yuris/YL2GM and Kaspars/YL3AIW
have successfully returned home last night (per November 15th update).
The last part of 3C1L log was uploaded from Madrid airport. ClubLog.org
shows as of 0501z, November 12th, the 3C1L team made 43612 QSOs with
14811 unique callsigns (33762/CW, 2073/RTTY and 7777/SSB). Breakdown is:
301/AF, 4972/AS, 27221/EU, 9997/NA, 96/OC and 1025/SA. QSL via YL2GN
direct or ClubLog's OQRS (direct or Bureau). Look for the logs to be
uploaded to LoTW six months after their operations. For more details/
updates, see:              http://www.lral.lv/3c0l_3c1l

3W, VIETNAM. Tom, KC0W, was active as 3W9CW from Con Son Island (AS-130)
on November 15th, but has seemed to have disappeared with no QSNs reported
after 2230z. He was expected to be active until November 28-30th. Club-
Log shows he made 69 QSOs. QSL via KC0W direct. No LoTW ­ No Bureau. His
next stop is supposed to be Brunei (V85/KC0W). No other details are avail-
able. LAST MINUTE UPDATE on November 19th: Tom reports, "Technical reasons
made me go QRT after less than 100 QSOs." He is now active as XU7XXX from
Cambodia (see XU below).

4S, SRI LANKA. Takayuki, JI1SHQ, has reportedly moved to Sri Lanka (AS-003)
at the end of June, and will be active as 4S7TNG for the next several
years. He is preparing his antenna and will soon be able to be on the
air. Activity will be mainly on 30 and 20 meters using mainly CW. His
station is an Icom IC-706MK2G transceiver (50w) into a V type Dipole,
using two mobile whips; its height is approx. 60m. QSL via JI1SHQ by
the Bureau.

4U1, AUSTRIA. Operators Oleg/HB9RB and Sparky/OE1ZZZ/RW3AH will be active
as 4U1A from the International Amateur Radio Contest DX Club (ARCDXC)
station during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-Single
entry. QSL via UA3DX. This station counts as the VIC (Vienna International
Centre) multiplier. 

5T, MAURITANIA (Also IOTA Op). Operators Obaid/A61M (5T1R) and Fawaz/A92AA
(5T1A) will be active from the capital city Nouakchott between November
20th and December 20th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB and FT8.
QSL both callsigns via A92AA. The duo will be joined by Ahmad/9K2AI (5T2AI),
who is there for the next two years, for an IOTA activition to Tidra Island
(AF-050) as 5T5TI between December 1-7th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters
using SSB and the Digital modes (FT8 was mentioned). QSL via NI5DX, LoTW 
or ClubLog. For more details and updates, see: http://5t5ti.blogspot.com

5V, TOGO. John, N9MDH, will be active as 5V1JE from Lomé until end of
May 2018, more or less. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (he likes the
30m band) using SSB and the Digital modes. He will use an Icom IC-7300
transceiver into a Gap Titan antenna. QSL via eQSL or LoTW.


5X, UGANDA. Andy, DL3YM, will once again be active as 5X8B from Uganda.
His length of stay is not known. He plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 25-27th) possibly as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL
via his home callsign or LoTW (preferred). He does send all QSLs auto-
matically via the Bureau.

5X, UGANDA (Reminder). Nick, G3RWF, will once again be active as 5X1NH
from Fort Portal between November 20-30th. He should be on 80-10 meters,
possibly 160m, and he prefers to operate CW, but he will also be on the
Digital modes with some SSB. He plans to be in CQWW DX CW Contest (November
25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20 or 15m) entry. Nick uses a K3
with a variety of antennas - (always) an inverted "V" dipole with links
for all bands, (sometimes) a single band 2 element Moxon beam and an all
band Hexbeam. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau (may take
a while), ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.

9G, GHANA (Reminder). A group of Slovenian operators will be active as
9G5W from Kokrobite between November 20-29th. Operators mentioned are
Peter/S54W, Drago/S59A, Renato/S57UN, Borut/S57GM, Uros/S57SU, Rado/S59ZZ
and Alex/OZ7AM. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
They plan to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th). Their equip-
ment contains 2x TS-480SAT and 2x TS480-HX with various verticals for 160/
80/40/30m, Delta-Loops for 17/12m and SpiderBeams for 20-10m. QSL via S59ZZ
or ClubLog's OQRS. Log will be uploaded to LoTW 6 months later. For more
details and updates, see:           https://www.ghana.si

9U, BURUNDI (Update). Members of the Mediterraneo DX Club are now QRT
as 9U4M. ClubLog.org shows as of 2135z, November 16th, the 9U4M team made
54980 QSOs with 17578 unique callsigns (26379/CW, 19761/SSB, 7617/RTTY
and 1223/FT8). Breakdown is: 748/AF, 5144/AS, 37806/EU, 9575/NA, 349/OC
and 1358/SA. QSL via IK2VUC, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
For more details and updates, see:     http://www.mdxc.org/9u4m

A3, TONGA. Hiro, JA6WFM, will be active as A31MM from Nuku'alofa (the
capital city of Tonga), on Tongatapu Island (OC-049), during the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry.
He states that this will be his last contest from Tonga for him. QSL
via EA4GL or LoTW.

C8, MOZAMBIQUE (Update). Members of the Lion DX Team (OT8T) will be active
as C8T from Mozambique between May 2-15th, 2018. Operators mentioned are
Kurt/ON8KW (Team Leader), Roger/ON7TQ (Co-Leader), Bruno/CS7ABG (Co-Leader),
Paulo/CU2CO, Emil/DL8JJ, Ron/ON1DX, Philippe/ON4ACP, Marc/ON4AMX, Erik/
ON4CCV, Olivier/ON4EI, Hermann/ON4QX, Ivo/ON5CD, Cis/ON6LY and Franky/
ON7RU. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, and
possibly other Digital modes (PSK, FT8). They have permission to do 60m
and will also do 2m-EME. The setup will consist of 4 stations on the air
for 24 hours and a fifth station for 2m EME + 60m and extra digimodes
on all bands. QSL Manager has not been named, but it looks like they
will be using ClubLog. Look for more details to be forthcoming. Visit
their Web page at:       https://mozambique2018.wordpress.com

CT9, MADEIRA ISLAND. Operators Serge/R7KW and Oleg/YL3JM will once again
be active as CT9/R7KW and CT9/YL3JM from Madeira Island (AF-014) between
November 21-26th. Activity will be on various HF bands and participation
in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power
entry signing as CT9/R7KW. QSL via K2PF or ClubLog's OQRS (preferable).

FG, GUADELOUPE. Oliver, F6ARC, is once again active as FG/F6ARC from
Guadeloupe (NA-102) until November 29th. Activity will be holiday style
with a focus on the 30/17/12m bands and the lower bands using 100 watts
CW only. Look for him to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th)
as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry.  QSL via FE11DX, by the Bureau,
direct, eQSL and LoTW.

GREEN PARTY AND WWFF ACTIVITIES.......
  VKFF-1992  -- By VK2NP; between November 21-22nd; Robertson Nature
                Reserve; 7150 kHz SSB; Access Unknown - Will try to spot
  VKFF-1906  -- By VK2NP; November 22nd; between 0300-0700z; Cecil Hoskins
                Nature Reserve; 7150 kHz SSB; Will Spot if able
  VKFF-1904  -- By VK2JNG/P; November 22nd; between 0300-0700z; Captains
                Creek Nature Reserve; 7160 kHz SSB; Around 2:30pm if he
                can get in. First Activation!
  JAFF-0011  -- By JA7GAX/6; between November 22-28th; Iriomote-Ishigaki
                National Park; Also IOTA AS-024 (see IOTAs below) for more
                details, Kuro Island
  VKFF-1944  -- By VK2NP; between November 22-23rd; Joadja Nature Reserve;
                7144 kHz SSB; Access Unknown - Weather Permitting
  VKFF-1944  -- By VK2NP; between November 23-24th; Joadja Nature Reserve;
                7144 kHz SSB; Had to Cancel - May be a later date
  VKFF-1597  -- By VK4HNS; November 24th; between 0300-0700z; Morgan Park
                Conservation Park; 7165 kHz SSB; also 20m
  VKFF-0471  -- By VK4HNS; November 24-25th; Sundown National Park; 7165
                kHz SSB; also 20m; Shire SD4 VKFF activation weekend
  VKFF-2155  -- By VK3BYD/P; November 24-25th; Mount Piper Nature Con-
                servation Reserve; 7032 kHz CW early notice; also SOTA;
                VKFF weekend
  VKFF-XXXX  -- By VK3BYD/P; November 24-25th; the WWFF status needs to be
                verify with the activator; 7032 kHz CW early notice; also
                SOTA
  VKFF Activation Weekend -- November 25-26th
  VKFF-0624  -- By VK3XV; November 25th; between 0300-0700z; Heathcote-
                Graytown National Park; 7144 kHz SSB
  VKFF-1775  -- By VK1DI/P; November 25th; between 0300-0700z; Mount
                Pleasant Nature Reserve; 7110 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0629  -- By VK3XV/P; November 25th; between 0700-1100z; Kara Kara
                National Park; 7144 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0198  -- By VK4HNS; November 25-26th; Girraween National Park;
                7165 kHz SSB; also 20m
  VKFF-0973  -- By VK3XV/P; November 25-26th; Mount Alexander Regional
                Park; 7144 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0973  -- By VK3XV; November 26th; between 0300-0700z; Mount Alexander
                Natural Features Reserve; 7144 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0992  -- By VK1DI/P; November 26th; between 0300-0700z; Old Naas
                Travelling Stock Route (TSR) Nature Reserve; 7110 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0964  -- By VK3XV/P; November 26th; between 0300-0700z; Creswick
                Regional Park; 7144 kHz SSB

  For more information about WWFF upcoming operations, see:
                           http://wwff.co/agenda
  Also suggest URLs: 
         World-Wide -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/WWFF44
           USA      -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/parksontheair
  A special DXCluster for WWFF is available at: http://wwff.co/dx-cluster
  Canada Flora & Fauna (VEFF) link is: 
              https://www.facebook.com/groups/Canadawwffveff
  Other links for VEFF are: 
  Home Page at: http://www.qsl.net/va3rj/veff.html
  Yahoo Groups: https://groups.yahoo.com/group/veff
  PLEASE NOTE: Yahoo Groups might be removed if the Facebook Group works
  as expected.  However, it will remain online well into the New Year 2018.

HC8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (Update). An Argentinian group will be active as
HC8LUT (not HC8LU as first announced) from San Cristobal Island in the
Galapagos Islands between November 29th and December 8th. Operators
mentioned are Alejandro/LU8YD, Alejandro/LU9VEA, Mario/LU7VB and Patricio/
LU3YK. Pilot stations are Sergio/LU7YS and Javier/LU5FF. Activity will be
on 160-10 meters using mainly SSB and the Digital modes (WSPR, JT65, FT8,
PSK31). There will also operations on the satellites (LEO, FM and SSB).
Their stations: 2x IC-7000 and home-made 5 elements VHF and 7 elements
UHF antennas. QSL via IK2DUW. Visit their Blog page for updates, at:
                       https://hc8lu.blogspot.com.ar
Any donations are greatly appreciated. Paypal accounts: hc8lu.2017@gmail.com

IOTA NEWS..............
  IOTAs Accepted: Craig, VK5CE, reports to "DXNews.com" that the VK9AR
           Ashmore Reef (OC-216) and VK9AR/6 Browse Island (OC-234) have
           both been accepted for IOTA credit.

  AF-050.  See "5T, MAURITANIA (Also IOTA Op)" above for details.

  AS-024.  Takayoshi, JA7GAX, will be active from Kuro Island (Yaeyama
           Islands) [JIA 47-141, GL PL14XF, JAFF 0011, JCG 47005 (B)
           Taketomi-cho,Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa, JAPAN] between 0700z,
           November 23rd and 0700z, November 28th. Activity will be on
           160-6 meters using CW only. Suggested frequencies are:
           1912(JA), 1812/1844(DX), 3512, 7012, 10130, 14044, 18084,
           21044, 24904, 28044 and 50044 kHz. This operation is subject
           to change in bad WX or other conditions. QSL via JA7GAX, by
           the Bureau or QRZ.com.

  AS-079.  Take, JS6RRR/JI3DST, will once again be active as JS6RRR
           (sometime as JI3DST/6) from Miyako Island between 0000z,
           November 23rd and 0000z, November 28th. Activity will be on
           160/80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and JT65.
           Operations may vary in case of heavy rains or other conditions.
           QSL routes are as follows: QSL JS6RRR via JS6RRR and JI3DST/6
           via JI3DST. Via the Bureau is best. Please check QRZ.com for
           more details.

  EU-077.  A Spanish team was active as EG1ET this past weekend from Salvora
           Island. Operators mentioned were Quique/EA1DFP, Manuel/EA1ET,
           Jose/EA1RG, Iban/EA2DLX, Ramon/EA2DXW, Isma/EA2ELB, Juan/EA2RC
           and Antonio/EA2VE. QSL via EA1ET.

  OC-090.  (Update) Jack, SP5APW, is nown active as DU1/SP5APW from Busuanga
           Island until possibly November 23rd. Activity is on only 20/17
           meters SSB. QSL via dirext, by the Bureau or LoTW.

  OC-150.  Amir, YB9IPY, will be active as YB9IPT/p from Lombok Island
           between November 20-24th. Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters
           using SSB. QSL via IK2DUW. Look for the log to be uploaded to
           ClubLog.

  PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new  have
  decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA
  operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX
  and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin......

PJ4, BONAIRE (Update/Change). Jeff, KU8E, will be active as PJ4/KU8E
from the "PJ4G Radio House" on Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) between
November 22-28th. Operator John, K4BAI, had to cancel his entry for PJ4A
in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th), but Jeff, KU8E, has replaced
him as PJ4A in the contest as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL
PJ4A and PJ4/KU8E via K4BAI. Check out the "PJ4G Radio House" at:
                           http://www.pj4g.com
Also, look at:             http://ku8e.com/Radio/pj4a.php


PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 20-26th).......
 Nov/20th HN      Nov/23rd  AN     Nov/25th  AN
 Nov/21st LN      Nov/24th  AN     Nov/26th  AN
 Nov/22nd 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
  A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
             https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm
      Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm

PZ, SURINAME. Members of the Voodoo Contest Group will be active as PZ5V
from Paramaribo during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a
Multi-2 entry. QSL via Tim, M0URX. Operators mentioned are Ned/AA7A,
John/G4IRN, Lee/KY7M  and Roy/G4FON. The team will be there until November
28th. For more details, see:  http://voodoocontestgroup.com/suriname-2017

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (November 19th) 
  --------------------------------------------------------------------
  5B/SQ2MGM via SQ2MGM (d/e) HF7NJX via SP7VC      OP3DWG via ON3DWG
  5K0T via LU1FM             HI/DG8DP/P via DG8DP  OP7VA via ON7VA
  5N7Q via DF8DX & (L)       HR9/W1UE via W1UE     OT4A via ON4AEK (L/e)
  A41NNN via YO6BZL (B)      HZ1FI via DL1RTL      OU5U via OZ3FD
  CG5TLW via VE5TLW          IY5PIS via IW5AOT     PG400TH via PA3ETC
  CG9RK via VE9RK            IY7MG via IQ7DV       S01WS via EA2JG
  DA0WRTC via DJ9MH          J5T via I2YSB         SP20ZIP via SP5ZIP
  DL0SAT via DL8OAI          JW/DL2JRM via DL2JRM  T2AT via N7SMI & (L)
  EA6/DL7AFY via DL7AFY      LX/PA3A via PA3A      TO2SP via SP6IXF (O/L)
  EA8/PE1EEC/P via PE1EEC    M7Q via G4PIQ         V26FF via N2FF (L)
  EV135KK via EV135KK (L/e)  N7D via K9WZB (d)     VR20CO via VR2CO
  FG/F6ARC via FE11DX (d/B)  N7P via K9WZB (d)     W0W via K0MHP
  FR/F4HQZ via F4DXW (O)     N7Q via K9WZB (d)     W8F via K8TAS (d)
  GX1FCW via GX1FCW (e)      N7V via K9WZB (d)
  HF7HX via SP7VC            N7Y via K9WZB (d)
  (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
  (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (88) no QSL required

  G3MRC ETC. Phil Whitchurch, G3SWH and AD5YS, reports the following:
  "I am pleased to announce that the backlog of all outstanding direct
  QSL requests for Joe, G3MRC's, numerous callsigns (7Q7BP, 5X1P, 9Q5MRC,
  9U5MRC, C91MR, C91MR/3, C93MR, C96MR, C97MR, G3MRC, G3MRC/C9, G3MRC/9Q5,
  9X5/G3MRC, Z38/G3MRC, 5H/9Q5MRC and ZB2/G3MRC) have now all been processed
  and mailed. 
    Some of the logs are still on paper and I am working on digitizing
  them with a view to uploading them to ClubLog, LoTW and my own web
  site. This will probably take a few more weeks.
    When Joe became a Silent Key in early May 2017 his RSGB membership
  lapsed. Consequently, please note that, following a decision by the
  RSGB QSL Bureau not to process outgoing cards for non members, paper
  QSLs for this station are ONLY available DIRECT with adequate return
  postage or via the OQRS facility on my site ."

  LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
  https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/5K1B
  https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/DU1/SP5APW
  https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/TO2SP

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5N7Q, BD4WN, BV2FB, CY0/VA1AXC, DJ5AN, E6AG,
  E75C, FK4QX, H44RR, JS6RRR, OK1VK, P29RR (OC-153), SU9JG, V47FWX and
  VK9VKL

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: AL3/AA7CH, NL6/AA7CH, RI0LI and S9YY

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!!!!

V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS. Operators Andy/N2NT, Daniel/K1TO and Tom/N9NC
will be active as V47T from the QTH of V47KP on St. Kitts (NA-104) during
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via
W2RQ direct or LoTW. ADDED NOTE: Operation depends on the successful
repairs from Hurricane damage.

VK9M, MELLISH REEF (Update). The VK9MA team is now QRT from Mellish Reef.
ClubLog.org shows as of 2007z, November 15th, the VK9MA team made 43747
QSOs with 13918 unique callsigns (11292/SSB, 28574/CW, 2/PSK, 949/FT8 and
2930/RTTY). Breakdown is: 195/AF, 16178/AS, 13991/EU, 10754/NA, 2224/OC
and 405/SA. QSL via N7QT, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS (STRONGLY
RECOMMENDED), LoTW or eQSL. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL
shortly after the operation. For more details and updates, see:
                                 https://vk9ma.com

XU, CAMBODIA. Tom, KC0W, cut his operation from Vietnam (see 3W above)
and is now active from here as XU7XXX. His length of stay is not known.
Activity will be on 80-6 meters CW only. QSL via KC0W direct. No LoTW ­
No Bureau.

XX9, MACAO (PRESS RELEASE #1). Alex, PY2WAS, 2018 Macao Dxpedition Team
Leader, sent out the following press release on November 15th [edited]:
After 8 months of preparation for this DXpedition, we are proud to announce
a DXpedition to Macao (XX9) from the night of March 9th, 2018 to March 17th,
2018.
  Although this DXpedition does not count on donations, participants will
be supporting all costs for transporting 215 kgs of equipments, as well
as costs with air tickets, accommodation, meals and so on.
  The team will be formed by Bom/XX9LT, Leo/PP1CZ, Junior/PR7AB, Claudio/
PY2MC, Alex/PY2SEX, Alex/PY2WAS, Miguel/PY3MM, Fernando/PY4BZ, Herminio/
PY5HSD, Beto/PY6RT and Jim/PY7XC.
  CTT (Post Office and Telecommunications Agency of Macao) has not confirmed
our callsign yet, but all forms have already been signed and submitted and
Bom is supporting the team with it locally. It is expected for the next days
and will be communicated accordingly.
  This team plans to work from 10m to 80m. 160m may be eventually worked
as a non-priority band. Three stations will work 24 hours, provided that
1 station will be focusing digital modes, especially RTTY and FT8. We will
be counting on 6 antennas (2 beams, 2 verticals, 1 folded dipole and 1
sloper double bazooka). There will be a spare transceiver in case of
replacement need.
  This DXpedition will count on real time updating log to ClubLog. OQRS
system at ClubLog will be made available to QSL orders by bureau or direct
under the management of PP1CZ.
  Thanks to Tony/PY2DY, Fernando/PY2LED, Ric/PY2PT, Carlos/PY2VM and Fred/
PY2XB for all the support they provided to this team.
  It is important to highlight that a bootcamp testing operation was held
in the first week of September/2017 to test all equipments and potential
interactions among the stations at the super contest site of PX2A.
  Additional care will be taken with preferable QRGs to prevent overlapping
as regards other big DXpeditions at that time, such as Spratly Island and
Easter Island.
  Thanks to all ham radio community for their enthusiasm and hunting this
team in the air.
  73, 2018 Macao Dxpedition
   (Macao and Brazil ops)

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