DX Bulletin No. 1084
October 29, 2012
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KS5Z, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, W8BBQ, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, 4J5T, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and ZL3AB for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTES (by Tedd, KB8NW)
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQWW DX SSB Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the CQWW DX SSB Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 19th-October, through Friday, 26th-October there were 230 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, 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, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T30, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, 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" (WFWL).
Operators Hrane/YT1AD and Ashraf "Ash", KF5EYY (SWL 3V4-002), will be active as 3V8SS from the "Radio Club Station of Tunisian Scouts" in Sousse, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/ All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or to LX1NO.
Members of the "Federation of Radio Sports of Azerbaijan" and the Safari DX Activators Club are organizing a DXpedition to the battle line of the Nagorno Karabakh area between October 25-28th. The DXpedition will use two different callsigns, 4K3K and 4J0K. Please be aware that the mentioned callsigns are only legal to operate in the assigned Nagorno Karabakh area. No other callsigns are issued for the named territory by the Ministry of Communication of Azerbaijan. Any other callsigns are considered illegal. QSL both 4K3K and 4J0K via RW6HS. For more details, please see (QRZ.com).
Sadao, JA1PBV, is now active as 5T5BV until November 10th. Activity has been on 30/12/10 meters CW and RTTY. QSL via JA1PBV.
5V, TOGO (Reminder)
By the time you read this, Wim, ON4CIT, will be active as 5V7TH from Togo (Grid Square JJ06rf) until November 5th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies reported in OPDX.1077. Wim requests on SSB to PLEASE call him only using the "International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet". QSL via his home callsign, direct (2 USDs/EU and 3 USDs/US), by the Bureau, LoTW (uploaded year later) or by the ClubLog's OQRS. For more details, visit:
Andrew, G7COD, is once again active as 8Q7AK from Embudu Island on the South Male Atoll, Maldives (AS-013), for three weeks in February 2013. If like last time, this trip is a holiday and he will be active on 80-12 meters, including 30/17/12 meters using CW and SSB. The following are suggested times of operations: 0730-0830z, 0900-1100z, 1300-1500z and 1730-1800z. Suggested frequencies (+/- QRM) are:
CW - 3503, 7003, 10103, 14003, 18073, 21003 and 24893 kHz
SSB - 3795, 7063, 14190, 18133, 21253 and 24953 kHz"
QSL via his home callsign, direct (see Web page) or by the Bureau. Andrew now has a dedicated Web page at: http://8q7ak.freewebspace.com
Members of the "Andorran Amateur Radio Union (URA)" will team up with a Spanish ham to be active as C37NL during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via C37URA. Operators mentioned are Josep/C31AT, Josep/C31JM, Beli/C31KC, Michel/C31MO, Martinho/ C31VM, Joan/C31US, Xavi/C32JK and Gerardo/EA3HCJ.
Operators Stefano/IK2QEI, Matteo/IK2SGC, Flavio/IK1SPR, Manuel/IK3STG, Filippo/IZ1LBG and George/NR5M will be active as CN3A from Safi during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via LoTW or via IV3ZXQ. Visit their Web page at:
Toni, OH2UA, will be active as CR2X from Ribeira Grande during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All- Band/High-Power entry. QSL via OH2BH. For more details, visit the CR2X Web page at:
Kim, OH6KZP, will be active as CR2X from Ribeira Grande during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) [not the CQWW DX SSB Contest] as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via OH2BH. CR3, MADEIRA
Members of the Madeira Contest Team will be active as CR3A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-? entry. Operators mentioned are Joe/CT3BD, Luis/CT3DL, Joe/CT3DZ, Luis/CT3EE, Duarte/CT3EN, Miguel/CT3IA, Tiago/CT3KU, Jose/CT3KY, Jose/CT3NT (CT1BOH) and Tony/CT1FFU. QSL via LoTW.
CY0, SABLE ISLAND
Operators Murray/WA4DAN and Ron/AA4VK continue to be active as homecall/CY0 from Sable Island until October 31st. Activity is focused on 10, 12, and 15 meters where the demand for CY0 is greatest, especially on 10m. Also, they plan to be active in the upcoming CQWW Phone contest on 10, 15, 20, and 40 meters. Look for possible update on:
Operators Bob/HS0ZIA, Jack/HS0ZHI and Peter/NO2R will be active as E2E during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via HS0AC.
Operators Richard/9A1TT, Chris/9A5K, Suad/DK6XZ, Ranko/E70R, Vlado/E70T, Sanjin/E71DX, Fuad/E73CQ, Daniel/E73M, Radomir/ E74IW, Zoran/E76C, Braco/E77DX, Rob/E77E and Bill/F5SNJ will be active as E7DX during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via E77E.
EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS
Luis, EA6XQ, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via the Bureau.
ED8, CANARY ISLANDS
Operators Manuel/EA8DO, Al/EA7JR and Manolo/EA7LL will be active as ED8W during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via EA8DO.
Members of the Ville de Provins ARC will be active as F6KOP during the CQWW DX SSB Contest as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are Frank/F4AJQ, Terry/F4TTR, Michael/F4TJE, Olivier/F4FLF, Tony/F8ATS, Antoine/F5RAB, John/F5VHQ, Larry/F6BBO, Serge/F6DZS, Jean-Paul/F8BJI, Joël/F6JMT, Maurice/F5NQL and maybe Romain/F8BUI and Claude/F5GVA. QSL via F6KOP, by the Bureau.
Hiro, JA6WFM, will be active as HR9/NP3J during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via EA5GL only direct. Hiro will be there until January 2014.
ADDED NOTE: Hiro mentions to also look for HR9/NP3JA in contest. Operator is Naomi, JM6EBU. QSL via via JM6EBU.
AF-019. Emilio, IZ1GAR, will be active as IH9/IZ1GAR from Pantelleria Island (IIA TP-001, WLOTA 0041) between November 22-25th. In the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th), Emilio will be active as IH9R and as a Single-Op/Single Band (40m) entry. Pantelleria counts as Multiplier Zone 33 Africa Italy for the CQWW DX rule (islands are located over the African continent platform). QSL via IZ1GAR, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-025. The II9K Contest Team will be active as II9K from Sicily during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are Giuseppe/IT9HBT, Girolamo/ IT9GNG, Rino/IT9FXY, Vincenzo/IT9ECQ, Sal/IW9FRA, Mike/IF9ZWA, Domenico/IW9GTD, Antonino/IW9HII, Dario/IT9RDZ and Santo/ IT9KZW. QSL via IT9HBT. For more details, see:
Operators Terry/KS5Z and Mike/K5KM arrived in Grenada on October 22nd, and will be operating as J38T for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th). Also look for J38K on 12 and 17 meters a day or two before the contests. QSL via operator's instructions.
Walter, HB9MFM, will once again be active as J79WTA from the Tamarind Tree Hotel near Salisbury on Dominica (NA-101) between October 26th and December 17th. Activity will be holiday style on 160-10 meters using SSB, RTTY, PSK and if possible in SSTV. He will use an IC-7000 with an ACOM 1000 into a dipole 50m above sea level and Spider Beam. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
KG4, GUAM (News)
"The Daily DX" reports [edited]: "Operations by Bill/ KG4WV and Ed/KG4KL are QRT due to loss of the ham shack to Hurricane Sandy which took off the roof and damaged several antennas. This weekend's contest activity by John/KG4EM and Norm/KG4AJ will not happen. We thank all who contacted us and hope to get back here soon to put the shack back together. 73, Bill, KG4WV"
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 29th-November 4th)
Oct/29th AN Nov/01st AN Nov/03rd AN Oct/30th AN Nov/02nd AN Nov/04th AN Oct/31st AN SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE ====================================================== NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha ----------------- ------ -------- ------ AN - Above Normal Quiet K=0-1 0-7 HN - High Normal Unsettled K=2 8-15 LN - Low Normal Active K=3 16-29 BN - Below Normal Minor Storm K=4 30-49 DIS - Disturbed Major Storm K=5 50-99 VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9 100-400KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Operators Tony/N2TK and John/K3TEJ will be active as KP2/N2TK and KP2/K3TEJ, respectively, between October 24-31st. Activity will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-? entry using the callsign KP2M. Outside of the contest, John will do most of the operating "usually" with an emphasis on 160m and 30/17/12 meter bands using CW and RTTY. QSL KP2M via AI4U. QSL their KP2/homecall to their home addresses. KP2/K3CT is OK via LoTW. NP4, PUERTO RICO
Otis, NP4G, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to NP3O.
OJ0, MARKET REEF (Cancelled)
Operators Tomi/OG9X, Simo/OH2HAN and Juha/OH6XX had to cancel their planned DXpedition this week and weekend because of bad weather.
Look for PJ4X to be active from Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th). QSL via W1MD.
PJ7, SINT MAARTEN
Operators Kazu/7L4XDT and Masa/K1GI will be active as PJ7XK and PJ7I, respectively, from Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 383, DIFO FS-001) between November 18-24th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Equipment will be a K3 with a 500w amp into a vertical for 160-40m, hexagon beam for 20-10m, 6 element yagi for 6m. QSL PJ7XK via 7L4XDT and PJ7I via JG2BRI. For more details, see the Web site at:
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated October 26th) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3A/SP7VC via SP7VC CY0/WA4DAN via WA4DAN PJ2/DL8AKI via DL8AKI 4X130RISHON via 4Z4KX DM50UEA via DL3BUA PJ4/KM3T via KM3T 5N52EAM via IK2IQD EA6/DK5IR via DK5IR SN0TROJA via SP8YWK 6Y5/KQ1F via KQ1F EX/UA4WHX via UA4WHX SV0JQ via DK1TR A71CV via NI5DX FG/TU5KG via F4DXW SV8/DL8MCA via DL8MCA BY1RX/JT1BV via JT1BV HB9WFF via HB9FBI TI5/W3TB via W3TB C50C via OM2FY HZ1MOP via HZ1HN TM12SF via F5RSU CP8MW via DF7NX IL7/IK4JQQ via IK4JQQ TM40BMCH via F8DHE CT9/DL1EK via DL1EK PB100NAC via PA1WLB V25NY via PY2NY CY0/AA4VK via AA4VK PJ2/DL4JS via DL4JS VP5/K9PPY via K9PPY (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only3B9SP PIRATE. Any QSOs made after the date October 24th are by PIRATES. NEW QSL ROUTE. Berti, HB9SLO, is the new QSL Manager for 3B9FR as of October 23rd, 2012.
NEW QSL ROUTE. Publio, I4KMW, will be the new QSL Manager for the G. Marconi Memorial Beacon Robot, IY4M, beginning November 1st, 2012. See details on (QRZ.com).
QSL STATUS. The Z81D QSLs will be printed soon and start going out in December.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 1A0C, 3G7C, 5P9X, 5W1SA, 9A4WY, 9J3A, A92GE, CO2JD, CT1JOP, DH7LF, DJ3IW, DO4DXA, EA1AKS, EA7IPP, EA8/RW3DO, EI80IRTS, F1ILA, F1RHS, FK/I2GPT, FO4BM, HB0/PA4N, HZ1PS, J28AA, JA0FVU, KH8/DL3DXX, MM0AMW, NH8S, OK6DJ, OX3XR, R5AJ, S50XX, S51DI, SM6NOC, T6MO, TI2HAS, TR8CA, V55V/P, WH0/K0BBC, WP3Z, YF1AR, YT2T and YV5JF
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5U5U, 7O6T, HV5PUL, VK9XS, VK9CS and YE0M
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 6V7D, 8Q7DV, 9M2MRS, 9M2TO, 9M4SDX, 9N7DX, AP2TN, CT9/RC5A, CT9/UA1ANA, CY9M, D3AA, KC4/N2TA, HS0ZIV, P3N, R1ANP, RI1ANR, S21YZ, S9DX and T88OW
Dmitri, UA2FB, will be active as UA2K (ex-UA2KK) from the Keeper Telecom LTD Club Station during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via direct to: Ulrich Mueller, 13 Kreutzacker Str, D-35041 Marburg, Germany. No German stamps please! All cards are replied from Russia. No IBRS please! Bureau QSLs go to the UA2 QSL Bureau.
Igor, UA2FZ, will be active as UI2K during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via UA2FZ.
V2, ANTIGUA (NA-100)
A team of operators will once again activate the V26B super station at Gunthroppes, during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-Multi entry. Activity will be on all bands. Please QSL V26B direct to KA2AEV or LoTW. Visit Team Antigua's Web page at:
Haru, JA1XGI will be active as V63XG from Yap Island (OC-012) between December 5-12th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters (especially 30/17/12m) using mainly CW, with some SSB and the Digital modes. Also JT65. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 7005, 10105, 14005, 18075, 21005, 24895 and 28005 kHz
SSB - 7086, 14175, 18135, 21260, 24940 and 28450 kHz
RTTY - 10140, 14088, 18120, 21088, 24910 and 28088 kHz
JT65 - 7076, 10138, 14076, 18102, 21076, 24920 and 28076 kHz
6m - 7005/CW and 7086/SSB
He will use an IC-7000 into a two element yagi for 17/12m and a fishing rod (only 5m long) antenna. QSL via JA1XGI, direct or by the Bureau. QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW. Look for updates and details on Haru new Web page or Blog page at:
John, VK6HZ, will be active as VK6XX during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band or Single-Band (10m)/High-Power entry. QSL via VK6HZ.
Mal, VK6LC, will once again return to Vietnam on a "DX Vacation" during the month of November. His schedule is as follows:
XV1LC - from Northern Vietnam during early November
XV2LC - from Ho Chi Minh City during late November
Activity will usually be mainly 20 meters with some 17/12 meters using mostly CW with some SSB. QSL via his home callsign, only direct. He does NOT use the QSL Bureau. Check out (QRZ.com) for some more details and pictures under VK6LC, XV1LC and XV2LC.
Barry, ZL1DD, will be active as XU7AEL from the XU7AAA Rental Shack (Samkam Beach Hotel) in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low- Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.
The YE0X Team will once again be active from Jakarta during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via YB0ZZ. Visit the official YE0X Web page at:
Members of the ORARI Daerah Jawa Tengah Contesting Team will be active as YE2R from Semarang on the Island of Java (IOTA OC-021, WLOTA L1660), during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi- Multi entry. QSL via YB3MM. Operators mentioned are Djoko/YB1TJ, Bobby/ YB2BBY, Hans/YB2DX, Seno/YB2LSR, Jon/YB2ECG, Sri/YB2TET (YL), Dani/YB2TJV, Deta/YB2VTO (YL), Bagus/YB2WB, Tom/YB3KM, Buntoro/YB3PXF, Adhi/YB3MM, Imam/YB4IR, Joy/YB0NSI, Nur/YC2WBF, Budi/YF1AR, Bob/KR7O and Iwan/W7NZ. For more details, look at:
The following was reported on (QRZ.com) [edited]:
"FROM PHRISTINA TODAY 2012-10-25.ZL, NEW ZEALAND
LATEST FROM THE REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO, Z60WW Mission Goodwill Kosovo is an alliance of several nationalities in their mission to bring Kosovar hams back on the air after more than a twenty years hiatus. The initial Z60K activity was to launch Amateur Radio in this fledgling republic of two million people. Their Amateur Radio association (SHARK) is now fully registered and its initial member- ship is expected to reach fifty (50) this year. You may read about some of their first operators on the QRZ.com Website: Z61AJ, Z61DD, Z61DX, Z61FF, Z61VB.
Today SHARK has announced plans for their first participation in the CQWW DX Contest, as Z60WW, using two stations in the multi-two category and employing a multi-national team in addition to their own members. The station has an impressive lay-out with a good location in the capital, Pristina, using a beam antenna and two K3s with amplifiers. This is the first time for the Z6 prefix and the Republic of Kosovo will appear in any contest thus everyone is urged to update their CTY files. Usage of 80m is now allocated as of today for the first time.
Operators will be: Ali/Z61DD, Driton/Z61DX, Feti/Z61FF, Stein/LA4MIA, Martti/OH2BH, Dusan/S52DD and Teemu/SM0W.
QSLs for this operation via OH2BH."
Members of the Quake Contesters Group will be active as ZL3X during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-2/ High-Power entry. QSL via ZL3PAH or LoTW. Operators mentioned are Mark/ ZL3AB, Andrew/ZL3ADW, Don/ZL3DMC, Byron/ZL3DXT, Andrew/ZL3DW, Geoff/ZL3GA, Graeme/ZL3GK, Mike/ZL3MJS and Phil/ZL3PAH. ZM4, NEW ZEALAND
Members of the East Coast Contesters ZM4T/ZM2M Team will be active using the callsign, ZM4T, in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are: Lee/ZL2AL, ZL2CC, Gary/ZL2IFB, Holger/ZL3IO, Peter/ZL2LF, Tom/ZL2MY, Phil/ZL2RVW, Stan/ZL2ST and Wayne/ZL2WG. QSL via ZL2AL, direct or LoTW or OQRS. Visit the ZM4T Web page at:
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