segunda-feira, 28 de outubro de 2013

OPDX Bulletin 1134 October 28, 2013
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1134
BID: $OPDX.1134
October 28, 2013
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, KF5EYY, K6MM, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, AT International, DJ8NK, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, E21EIC, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK1QBT, IK8YFU, IV3PRK, OH2BN, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S SPECIAL 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, 18th-October, through Friday, 25th-October there were 229 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 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, 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, 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, J2, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, 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, PY0F, PZ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TI9, TJ, TK, TN, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8
PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
3V, TUNISIA
Operators Hrane/YT1AD, Andrey/RA9CKQ and Ashraf "Ash"/ KF5EYY (SWL 3V4-002) will be active as 3V7A, from the 3V8BB club station at the "Institute Superieur de L'Animation Pour la Jeunesse et la Culture" in Bir El Bay, Tunis, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW or to LX1NO.
4L, GEORGIA
Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active in both the CQWW DX SSB (October 26-27th) and CQWW DX CW Contests (November 23-24th) as a Single- Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via K1BV or LoTW.
5H, TANZANIA
Jacques, HB9EYP, will once again be active (possibly as 5H3JJ - pending) from Zanzibar between November 2-9th. Activity will be QRP on 20-6 meters (possibly 40m) using an Elecraft KX3 with 10 watts into a Windom antenna from the beach. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
5J0, SAN ANDRES ISLAND (Updated Callsign)
Members of the "DX Friends" will activate San Andres Island (NA-033) as 5J0R (not HK0R as announced last week) between November 1-10th. The updated list of operators mentioned are Alberto/EA1SA, Toni/EA5RM (Team Leader), Roberto/EA2RY, Manolo/EA7AJR, Jose/EA7KW, Fabrizio/IN3ZNR, Tony/F8ATS, Faber/HK6F, Bernard/F9IE, Roberto/ HK3CW, Valery/RG8K and Mike/RU1WN. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are listed in OPDX.1132. QSL via EA5RM direct (see Web page). You can use the OQRS (see Web page) for direct and Bureau cards. Visit their Web page at:
http://www.dxfriends.com/SanAndres2013
6V, SENEGAL
Robert, DL7VOA, will be active as 6V7D from Toubab Dialaw between November 29th and December 7th. Activity will be mainly on CW, with some SSB, on 40-10 meters. QSL via DL7VOA. ADDED NOTE: Please be advised to only QSL this operation to DL7VOA. A Russian group used this callsign back in March of 2011.
7P, LESOTHO
Wolfgang, DH3WO, will once again return to Lesotho for a brief operation as 7P8WO between December 22-24th. Activity will be holiday style (as time allows) on the HF bands. QSL via DH3WO, direct or by the Bureau.
7Z1, SAUDI ARABIA
Abdul, 7Z1CQ, will active during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW. Visit his Web page at:
http://7z1cq.com
9M2, WEST MALAYSIA
Members of the North of Peninsular Malaysia ARA Boys Contest n' DXers will be active as 9M2SM during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry on 80-10 meters. QSL via 9M2GET. Operators mentioned are Hairil/9M2GET, Oja/9M2OUT, Han/9W2SBD, Mohamad/ 9W2SBL, Ahmad/9M2AGC and Syed/9M8SYA.
A7, QATAR (Update/Change)
Club station of the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (A71A) will be active as A73A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via A71A. Operators mentioned are A71A club members, Jan/OZ1ADL, Alex/OZ7AM and Arne/OZ4VW.
AH2, GUAM
Members of the Guam Contest Club will be active as AH2R during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are: Noriyuki/7N2JZT (NH2KO), Nozomu/JE8KKX (AH2K), Masahiro/JH3PRR (KH8B), Toshinobu/JI3ERV (NH2C), Toshimasa/WI3O and Ritsu/WX8M. QSL via LoTW or direct to JH7QXJ. PLEASE DO NOT QSL via the KH2 Bureau.
BV55, TAIWAN (Contest/Special Event)
Members of the radio club station of the China Radio Association will be active as BV55D during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. This is a special event station to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Densen broadcasting company. Operators mentioned are Tang/BM2AAV, BM2LME, Eddie/BV2DD, Evan/ BV2KS, Lee/BV2NT, Lee/BX2AB, Bill/BX3AC and Pro/BX4AN. QSL direct to: c/o C.R.A., P.O.Box 117-254, Taipei City, Taiwan. R.O.C. For more QSL info and the log, see:
http://www.cra.org.tw/amateur/qsl_en.aspx
http://www.ham.org.tw/specialcall/special_log.aspx?whatcall=BV55D
C3, ANDORRA
Members of the "Unio de Radioaficionats Andorrans" will be active as C37NL during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned are Josep/C31AT, Josep/C31JM, Beli/ C31KC, Michel/C31MO, Joan/C31US, Martinho/C31VM, Xavi/C32JK and Gerardo/ EA3HCJ. QSL via the Bureau or direct to: Unio de Radioaficionats Andorrans, P.O. Box 1150, Andorra la Vela AD553, Andorra. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW soon.
C8, MOZAMBIQUE (Update)
By the time you read this, the C82DX team will be QRT. John, K6MM, reported on Tuesday, October 22nd at 1332z: "Last day to get them in the log!....The DXpedition will end in less than 24 hours - on Wednesday, 23-October at daybreak local Mozambique time...
..Once again poor propagation, heavy winds and intermittent electrical problems hampered the operation yesterday, especially on 160M.....Good openings on 12M, 15M, and 20M helped push total QSOs to over 24,000..."
QSL via the OQRS by ClubLog (Highly Recommended/Preferred Method) to receive a QSL either direct and by the Bureau. To QSL direct via the mail, send it to: C82DX, Box 333, Bethlehem, GA 30620 USA [Please do not send IRCs. See details on their Web page]. They will not confirm QSOs via the eQSL system. The C82DX Web page is at:
http://c82dx.com
CASTLE NEWS
Members of the "Lupi della Majella Team" plan to activate possibly three castles on Sunday, October 27th, from Italy. Look for operators Augusto/I2JJR/6, Fiorello/IZ6YLM/p and Silvino/IW6NZY/p between 0730-1130z (depending on the WX) to be on 40 and 20 meters, possibly some other higher bands, on SSB with 2 stations from the following:
* Reference: IFF-175 - "Parco Regionale Sirente Velino"
* Reference: DCI-AQ001 / WCA-I00573 - Castle of Beffi [and maybe]
* Reference: DCI-AQ002 / WCA-I00574 - Castle of Roccapreturo
CN2, MOROCCO
Jim, W7EJ, will once again be active as CN2R during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-17th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. He will be here until November 30th. QSL via W7EJ.
CN2, MOROCCO
A Russian team is expected to be active as CN2AA during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are Oleg/R3FA, Dmitry/RA3ATX, Eugene/RK3AD, Andrei/RK7A, Yuri/ RL3FT, Alex/RN2FA, Sergei/RU3RQ, Roman/RV3MA, Sergey/RX3APM, Dmitri/UA2FB, Vladimir/UA2FF and Babayan/UA3ASZ. QSL via UA2FM and LoTW.
CN3, MOROCCO
Operators Stefano/IK2QEI, Matteo/IK2SGC, Flavio/IK1SPR, Marco/IK2LFF, Manuel/IK3STG, Richard/N6KT, Ahmed/CN8WK and Saaid/CN8WW will be active as CN3A from Safi during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW or via IV3ZXQ. Visit their Web page at:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/CN3A/112969535390789
CR3, MADEIRA
Members of the Madeira Contest Team will be active as CR3A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-? entry. Operators mentioned are Joe/CT3BD, Luis/CT3DL, Joe/CT3DZ, Luis/CT3EE, Duarte/CT3EN, Tiago/CT3KU, Jose/CT3KY and Jose/CT3NT (CT1BOH). QSL via LoTW or EA5GL.
D4, CAPE VERDE
Yuris, YL2GM, is now active as D44TYL from Sao Vicente Island (AF-086). Activity has been mainly 20 and 15 meters SSB. Length of stay is unknown. QSL via YL2GM.
DXCC NEWS
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
T6JR - Afghanistan; 2013 Operation
E2/HS, THAILAND
Look for the following Thai operators and stations to be in the CQWW SSB Contest (October 26-27th):
E21YDP - Operator Dej will be active as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via E21YDP.
E20PFE - Operator Part will be active as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via E20PFE.
HS4DDQ - Operator Paul will be active as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via HS4DDQ.
E2E - Operators Nikorn/HS5NMF, Jack/HS1FVL, Nukool/HS7BHK, Don/E20MIO and Mike/E29BUQ will be active as a Multi-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via HS0ZFZ.
HS4AK - Operators Art/HS4LKW and E20OXX will be active as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via E20YLM.
HS5AC - Operators Jumsai/HS1NIV, Khun/HS1LCI, Surachart/E20QVD and Noppadol/HS5IGY will be active as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via HS1NIV.
HS4SSP - Operators Obby/HS4SSP, Ray/HS4RAY, Yut/HS4ESF and HS4SCM will be active as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via HS4RAY.
EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS
Robert, S53R, will be active as EA6BF from Ibiza Island (EU-004) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Outside the contest, he will sign EA6/S53R. QSL via S53R direct. NO BUREAU.
ED9, CEUTA AND MELILLA (On and Off again, On again!)
Jorge, EA9LZ, has stepped forward to activate ED9Z from Ceuta during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via LoTW or via EA5KB.
FS, ST. MARTIN (Reminder)
Operators Randy/N0TG, Ron/AA4VK and Jeff/N1SNB will be active as FS/homecall from St. Martin (NA-105, WLOTA 0383) between October 24-31st. Activity will probably be like their PJ7 operation - a suitcase operation on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB, with wire antennas and 100 watts. The trio will be active as FS/N1SNB during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th). QSL "ALL" callsigns via AA4VK.
FT5Z, AMSTERDAM ISLAND (Press Release, Date October 21st)
"A sea container filled with our equipment --- transceivers, amplifiers, antennas, wire and cable, connectors, baluns, bandpass filters, camp supplies, and other mis- cellaneous equipment -- is now on its way to New Zealand. There it will be loaded aboard our ship, the MV Braveheart. The Braveheart crew and our VK6 friends have our shopping lists for other needed materials and are procuring these items for us. These materials will all come together in January when the Braveheart and the FT5ZM team arrive in Fremantle, Australia.Our network and logging team are in the last round of testing our system for the seamless uploading of our logs. Currently we can export 400 QSO's each hour from each of 10 PC's in approximately 500 msec. The log collection will be automatic, so there is no interruption of operator time. A zipped log file with 100,000 QSO's will be just over 600 Kb in size, saving time and money on satellite uploads. The process has been tested end to end, including uploading to ClubLog.
We are in the phase of the DXpedition where large expenses are coming at us rapidly. We've completed one down payment on our ship, we've had to purchase some equipment and shipping supplies, shipping and customs fees have been paid, our anchorage and per diem costs at Amsterdam Island are coming due, we will be seeing berthing and ship supply charges from Fremantle soon, and we have another ship payment due on December 1.
We are staying within our budgeted expenses, but contributions have been somewhat less than we had hoped. It now appears almost certain that the team members will have to increase their personal contribution from $10,000 per person to $12,500 per person as well as pay their own way to and from Fremantle, Australia. If you've contributed to the DXpedition, we thank you. If you've yet to help us, or if you can send some additional help our way, we can certainly use any financial support that you can give us.
Please continue to check our progress, our news updates, and photos on our website:
www.amsterdamdx.org
If, while you are there, you'd hit the 'Donate' tab, we'd really, really appreciate it. Ralph – K0IR"
HR, HONDURAS
Operators Dan/HR2DMR, HQ2DOM and Johnny/HQ2JCM will once again be active as HR2WW during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th), as a Multi-Singled/Low-Power entry. They will use monoband antennas. QSL via KD4POJ.
HS0, THAILAND
Operators Fred/K3ZO (HS0ZAR), Sam/SM3DYU (HS0ZDY), Stig/ LA7JO (HS0ZGD), Tham/E21CJN, Tony/G4UAV (HS0ZDX), Peter/NO2R (HS0ZKX) and possibly others will be active as HS0ZAR during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Single or Multi-2 entry. QSL via K3ZO.
II7, ITALY (Lighthouse Op)
Look for II8LH/7 to be active Monday, October 28th, at about 1600 (??? - could be localtime) from Basilicata - Torre del Faro or Scanzana (ITA-318 and BA-001 WAIL). QSL direct to IK8YFU. QSL Bureau to HB9FHZ.
IOTA NEWS
AF-019. Emilio, IZ1GAR, will be active as IG9W from Lampedusa Island [African Italy] (IIA AG-001, MIA MI-126, WLOTA 2312) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/ Single-Band (40m) entry. Lampedusa counts a multiplier for Zone 33 Africa Italy for the CQWW DX rule, the island is located over the African continent platform. QSL via direct or by the Bureau.
EU-025. The II9K Contest Team will once again be active as II9K from Sicily Island during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are Giuseppe/ IT9HBT, Girolamo/IT9GNG, Rino/IT9FXY, Vincenzo/IT9ECQ, Sal/ IW9FRA, Mike/IF9ZWA and Domenico/IW9GTD. The II9K Contest Team will be active during the contest, testing their new setup and the stack antennas for 10m, this year with a little bit of ambition. QSL via IT9HBT. For more details, see:
http://www.ii9k.it
OC-035. DX-World.net reports that Ralph, YJ0RK, will be active from Awei Island this weekend for CQWW DX SSB Contest. Ralph mentions that he will be returning to VK sooner than expected due to a failing weather window and an early predicted cyclone season. Therefore no activity from OC-111 is now planned. QSL via NR6M.
OC-157. A team of 8 operators will be active from the rare Banda Besar Island between November 10-15th. Callsign(s) have not been announced yet. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. The operators mentioned are Joppy/YB8XM (Team Leader), Marthin/YB8VM, Danny/YC8VDT, Richard/YD8VSR, Agustinus/YD8VRA G. Saiya/YD8VRS, Fransicus/YC8VFB and Robert/YC0MVP. Look for more details to be forthcoming. Watch the following Blog page for updates at:
http://oc157.blogspot.co.uk
OC-186. DX-World.net is reporting that Adhi, YB3MM, is making plans to activate Karimunjawa Island again as YB3MM/2 tentatively between November 9-10th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via IZ8CCW. Check out info about his last operation at:
http://www.yb3mm.com/2013/07/karimunjawa-island2.html
OC-221. Joppy, YB8XM, is now active as YB8XM/P from Dulah Laut Island (in the Kai Islands IOTA Group) until October 27th. Activity will be on the HF bands using a G5RV antenna. QSL via YB9KU.
SA-035. (Update) A group of YL operators will be active as YW5RYL from Los Roques between November 7-10th. The current operators mentioned are Carolina/YV4AW, Maika/YY5ALO, Geraldine/YY2GAL, Alejendra/YY5AA, Laura/YY5OLA, Mary/YY5MCO and Yumayra/YY5YVR. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. The group will be using ClubLog during this operation. Their Web page is now active at:
http://yw5ryl.hamradioyv.com
J7, DOMINICA
Walter, HB9MFM, will once again be active as J79WTA from the Tamarind Tree Hotel near Salisbury on Dominica (NA-101) between October 21st and December 21st. He will be joined by Dieter/HB9TPQ (J79DP) and Kurt/HB9BZG (J79KZ). Activity will be holiday style on 160-10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK. 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.
KH7, HAWAII
Once again the members of the "Coconut Wireless Contest Club" (formerly AH6XX) will be active as KH7CW from Aiea, on the Island of Oahu (USI HI008S, WLOTA 1227, WW Loc. BL11bj, Honolulu county), Hawaii (OC-019) in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are: Tetsuo/AH7C, Katsu/JA1DXA, Tac/JE1FQV, Akira/ JH1BUO, Soi/JH1ECG, Rich/K2WR and possibly others. QSL via LoTW, or direct to K2WR.
KH9, WAKE ISLAND (Update)
The K9W Wake Island Management Team has announced on October 22nd on their Web page: "The Wake Management Team continues to work with the USAF to set rescheduled dates for this Com- memorative DXpedition. Once we have the new dates, we will post them here and through the normal Amateur Radio communication media. Thank you for your patience and understanding."
KP4, PUERTO RICO
Daniel, KP4BD, will be active as KP4BD from Las Piedras during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single- Band (40m) entry. QSL via NP3O.
KP4, PUERTO RICO
James, KH2RU, will be active as KH2RU/KP4 during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (TBD) entry. QSL via NP3O.
OH0, ALAND ISLAND
Waldemar, SM0TQX, will be active as OH0JFP during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m) entry. QSL via OH0JFP, by the Bureau or direct. NO eQSL.
OH0, ALAND ISLAND
Tomi, OH6EI, will be active once again as OH0Z during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High- Power entry. QSL via W0MM.
P3, CYPRUS
Operators Roli/LY4A, Jack/R2AA, Andy/RA4DX, Tony/RT9T, Sergey/ RU9I, Max/RV3BA, Vadim/UA9SCX, Roman/UR0MC, Ruslan/UR3QCW, Victoria/UU6JR and Andy/YO3JR will be active as P3N during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via RW3RN.
P4, ARUBA (Cancelled)
John, W2GD, who was expected to be active as P40W from Santa Cruz, Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033), for the CQWW DX SSB Contest, had to cancel his operation due to an illness in his family.
P4, ARUBA
Andy, AE6Y, will be active as P49Y from Aruba (SA-036) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or AE6Y.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 28th-November 3rd)
 Oct/28th AN      Oct/31st  AN      Nov/02nd  AN
 Oct/29th BN      Nov/01st  AN      Nov/03rd  AN
 Oct/30th AN

   SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
   ======================================================
    NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
   -----------------        ------       --------    ------
   AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=0-1       0-7
   HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2         8-15
   LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3         16-29
   BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=4         30-49
   DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5         50-99
   VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9       100-400
QSL INFO AND NEWS
V6G AND T8GM QSL STATUS. Gerben, PG5M, reported on October 20th, that he received the V6G and T8GM cards from the printer on October 19th. All direct requests received should be in the mail as of the 21st.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3A2MW, 3B8/G4BVY, 4K9W, 4U1ITU, 4Z1TL, 5W1SA, 5X1NH, 9M6XRO, 9A282TN, A35JP/H, A65BP, A92GE, BX5AA, C91R, CT8/DL4KG, CX2DK, DF2SD, DL2RMM, DL5MEV, DM5TS, EA5IDG, EC1DBO, EW1TZ, EY8MM, GP0PKT, HB0/HB9CVQ, HC8/G8OFQ, ID9Y, J6/G4BVY, J75KG, JA3HBF, JT1R, K1FWE, K7IA, K8MP, KG4HF, KH2L, KH2/N2NL, KL7RA, MC0SHL, MJ0ASP, MU0FAL, NH0J, N0HJZ, N7BV, OH1F, OH8A, OW75FOC, OX3XR, OZ0JX, OZ2PBS, P49X, PJ2/K5JP, SB6A, SM5J, SQ6PLH, SV9/SV2FPU, TM35CDXC, TZ6BB, V31AE, V51LZ, VA7ST, VK3EW, VU7KV, W1SRD, WW4LL, W7WW, XW4XR, XX9LT, YS1/NP3J, ZB2CN and ZP9MCE
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4J20RO, 5Z4/SM1TDE, 9X0PY, DL6DQW, EP3SMH, EU1A, EX2M, F6KFV, FK8CE, G3MGW, GZ5Y, HB9LCW, HB9TUD, IS0BRD, J69DS, JW/DL2JIM, JY9FC, KP2/NP3D, MJ0CFW, PA13KING, PJ2/IW1FC, T2YY, T8GM, UK8FF, V6G, VP2V/W9DR, XW0YJY, XZ1Z, Z320E and Z320G
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 1A0C, 3A/F4BKV, 5B/G4MKP, 5B75FOC, 5R8C, 9M4SLL, 9M6DXX, 9M6XRO, 9M8Z, 9U4U, CE0Y/SM6CUK, CN8RN, CY9M, FG/F5RYX, FG4NO, FG80J, FK8CP, FK8IK, FO5RH, FO8RZ, FR/F5UOW, FR1LB, FS/F6AUS, GO2HQ, G100C, HH2/HB9AMO, HK6NA, HK0NA, HS0ZEF, JW/F8DVD, JY5MM, K5D, MS0OXE, MX0LDG, OX3KQ, P29VCX, PJ4C, SV5/SM8C, TJ3FC, TJ9PF,TK1W, TO5G, S79UFF, V63ZM, VU3RWP, XL2I, XU7ATM, XV7SW, YB1KI, YF1AR and ZZ7HQ
RI1, ANTARCTICA
Mike, RW1AI, will be active as RI1ANT from Progress Base, Antarctica (IOTA AN-016), between December 15th and March 15th, 2015. Activity will be on all HF bands using dipoles and amp. QSL via RW1AI. Online log will be available at:
http://www.qsl.net/ua1ake/logs
TC90, TURKEY (Update/Change)
Operators Deniz/TA1CQ, Can/TA1CR, Leonardo/ TA1FR, Tevfik/TA1HZ and Hakan/TA3HM will be active as TC90A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single/All-Band entry. QSL via TA1HZ. PLEASE NOTE: The TC90TC team has cancelled their Multi- Multi operation. It will be either a Single-Op/All-Band or Single-Band entry. The operator is to be named later. ADDED NOTE (Reminder). The special prefix TC90 is to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Turkey.
TU, COTE D'LVOIRE (Update to OPDX.1133)
Operators Chris/F4WBN (ex-TL0A), Paul/F6EXV and Jan/DJ8NK, who will be active as TU5AX, TU5XV and TU5NK, respectively, for a solidarity radio operation which will take place between November 17-30th, now have a Web page active online at:
http://www.premiumorange.com/tu2013
VE2, CANADA (Zone 2)
Operator Yuri, VE3DZ, will once again be active as VE2IM from Sept-Iles, QC (Zone 2), during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power. Yuri states that he will be there between October 23-19th. This is his 18th trip to Zone 2 since 1999. Activity before and after the contest will be on CW, SSB and RTTY, and all HF bands including the 30/17/12 meter bands. QSL via VE3DZ, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
VK9LL WRAP-UP REPORT
Luis, IV3PRK , reports [edited]:
"Tomas, VK2CCC, wrote a great report 'VK9LL story 2013' with a lot of comments, technical info, links and nice pictures downloadable as a PDF file from this page of my website:
http://www.iv3prk.it/vk9ll---2013.htm
(Sorry, he said his server is down)
Apart from having worked him or not, the document is very interesting for the comments on RX and TX antennas and useful to get some ideas for a successful low-band operation. We knew already the 160m dedication and effort of Tomas, but now we learn how much experience, preparation and technical skill is behind his DXpeditions. Enjoy reading it."
VK9M, MELLISH REEF (Update)
A few items have been updated on the VK9MT Mellish Reef Web site
http://www.vk9mt.com
The dates are now posted on the Web page. The team will sail aboard the yacht "Evohe" and plan to be active between March 28th and April 9th, 2014. Also, the VK9MT team has added two more operators - Luigi/IV3YER and Heye/DJ9RR. The current list of operators are now: Pista/HA5AO (Team Leader), Heye/DJ9RR, Luigi/ IV3YER, Dave/K3EL, Glenn/KE4KY, Jacky/ZL3CW, George/HA5UK, Gene/K5GS, Luke/VK3HJ, and Les/W2LK (Co-Leader). Pilot stations are Ralph/W4HK (Chief Pilot - NA), Col/MM0NDX (EU), Stan/KH6CG (OC), Andre/V51B (AF), and Lee/ZL2AL (VK/ZL). Corporate sponsors are Elecraft and SteppIR. They have also added a bands/modes survey. You can provide them with your needs at:
http://www.vk9mt.com/index.php?option=com_pollxt&Itemid=71
For more details and updates, visit the VK9MT Web page at:
http://www.vk9mt.com
VR2, HONG KONG
Operators Alberto/IV3TAN, Andy/IK7YTT and Sai/VR2PX will be active as VR2PX during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via IV3TAN.
Z8, REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN (Press Release)
Jarmo, OH2BN, sent out the following press release on October 23rd [edited]:
"A multinational group of Dietmar/DL3DXX, Wayne/N7NG, Hans/PB2T, Olli/OH0XX, Martti/OH2BH, Pertti/ OH2PM, Veijo/OH6KN and Tevfik/TA1HZ (Team Doctor) will be in Juba, South Sudan, from November 14-28th, 2013, and will activate Z81X with an emphasis on low bands, 160m and 80m. The period includes the CQWW CW contest with some single-band entries and low-band SSB focus during the contest weekend.Hosted by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, the group led by Hans, PB2T, President of IARU R1, will conduct a series of workshops and establish a sound amateur radio spectrum management regime and related regulations. It will also introduce Amateur Radio to the Ministry of Education. Also participating in these efforts are two local amateurs; Massimo, Z81B (IZ0EGB), and Diya, Z81D (YI1DZ). This part of the program is supported by Yasme Foundation Inc.
The plan is to activate three FTDx3000 stations with amps, low-band verticals and beverage antennas. Two different radio locations may be used. The operation will be generator based.
The Z81X team will use their QRZ.com pages for providing further updates and recognizing their supporters, with Vlad, UA6JD as their webmaster. Z81X Project Goodwill South Sudan is organized jointly by Radio Arcala, DX University, IARU Region 1 and Rock City Investments Co., and the equip- ment sponsor is Yaesu Musen Co. Ltd of Japan.
In support of the DX University, we will take note of specific relation- ships between pileup behavior and operator technique. Additional infor- mation will be available before the expedition begins.
The highest cost item is equipment transport, with courier service the only reliable means of transportation. The group welcomes support from individuals, clubs and foundations to offset some of the high equipment transport expenses. You may contact any of the group members for your potential support or use PayPal at Z81X QRZ.com.
QSL Z81X via OH0XX."
ZL, NEW ZEALAND
Members of the Quake Contesters Group will be active as ZL3X during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-2/ High-Power entry. QSL via ZL3PAH or LoTW. Operators mentioned are Mark/ ZL3AB, Don/ZL3DMC, Byron/ZL3DXT, Geoff/ZL3GA, Chris/ZL3LF and Phil/ZL3PAH.
ZP8, PARAGUAY
Hugo, K2DER, will be active as ZP8T during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL only direct (send an E-mail for QSL address to k2der@aol.com ). NO BUREAU, NO eQSL, NO LoTW and NO IRCs.
ZP8, PARAGUAY
Manuel, ZP8MCE, will be active during both CQWW DX SSB (October 26-27th) and CQWW DX CW Contests (November 23-24th) as a Single- Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via EA5ZD.
ZS8, MARION ISLAND
Carson, ZS8C (ZR6CWI), posted the following on QRZ.com on October 22nd:
"I have managed to move my radio into my office, making HAM activities much simpler (I used to have it installed in our emergency base which can get a bit cold!). Recently I have started becoming more active on the air, and I am hoping to make a lot more contacts in the coming weeks and months. My preferred method of making contacts is to arrange a 'private' sked between a couple of HAMs. Please note that my signal is a bit weak due to my set-up, so you might have to listen very closely. Due to island rules, I cannot upgrade my antenna, so I am stuck with what I've got. If you would like to arrange a sked, please pop me an E-mail zs8c@hamcity.co.za .I look forward to meeting as many HAMs as I can. Thank you to everyone who has made contact with me. It is always exciting meeting different people from around the world, which is one of the things I enjoy the most!"
QSL via info on QRZ.comPLEASE NOTE: Carson has a new mailing address: Carson McAfee, PO Box 1585, Allens Nek, 1737, Roodepoort, Johannesburg, S. Africa.
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        The following stations are expected to be active in the
         CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th, 2013)
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       Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2013 CQWW DX SSB Contest.
For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqs2013.html (By call sign)
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqsd2013.html (By entity)
           
http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqsz2013.html (By zone)
------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC CQZ Class QSL Callsign Entity Route ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3G1B Chile 12 M/? HA1AG 3G3W Chile 12 M/2 XQ4CW 3V7A Tunisia 33 M/S LoTW; QSL via LX1NO 3Z6O Poland 15 SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via SP6NVK or (e) 4K6FO Azerbaijan 21 SO LP LoTW; QSL via 4K6FO and (e) 4L8A Georgia 21 SOSB 15M LoTW; QSL via K1BV 7Z1CQ Saudi Arabia 21 SOAB LoTW 8P2K Barbados 08 SOSB 10M KU9C 8P5A Barbados 08 SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via NN1N 9A1P Croatia 15 M/S 9A2RD 9M2SM West Malaysia 28 M/2 9M2GET 9Y4D Trinidad & Tobago 09 SOSB 20M 9Y4D A71BX Qatar 21 M/? EA7FTR A73A Qatar 21 M/2 A71A AH2R Guam 27 M/S LoTW; QSL via JH7QXJ (d) AH0BT Mariana Islands 27 M/2 LoTW; QSL via 7L1FPU (B/d) AH0K Mariana Islands 27 M/2 OH6GDX BV55D Taiwan 24 M/S BV55D BY9GA/9 China 23 M/? BA1DU BY0AA China 23 M/2 BA4EG C37NL Andorra 14 C37URA C6ARW Bahamas 08 SO LP N0HJZ; QSL via (B/d) C6AZZ Bahamas 08 SOSB 15M KQ8Z CN2AA Morocco 33 M/S LoTW; QSL via UA2FM CN2R Morocco 33 SOAB HP W7EJ CN3A Morocco 33 M/2 IV3ZXQ CR2X Azores 14 SOAB HP OH2BH CR3A Madeira 33 M/? LoTW; QSL via EA5GL CR6P Portugal 14 M/S CS2P Portugal 14 M/S CS2P CX9AU Uruguay 13 SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via EA5GL and (e) D4C Cape Verde Island 35 M/M IZ4DPV; QSL via (B/d) E2E Thailand 26 M/S HS0ZFZ E20PFE Thailand 26 SOAB LP E20PFE E21YDP Thailand 26 SOSB 15M E21YDP E51AAR South Cook Islands 32 SO LoTW; QSL via K7AR (B/d/C) EA6/G4MKP Balearic Islands 14 SOAB HP M0URX EA6BF Balearic Islands 14 SOAB S53R ED1WW Spain 14 M/S EA1FCR ED5T Spain 14 M/S LoTW; QSL via EA5ELT (d) ED8P Canary Islands 33 SOSB 15M NP3O ED8W Canary Islands 33 SOSB 20M EA8DO ED9Z Ceuta & Melilla 33 SOSB 15M LoTW; QSL via EA5KB EE1W Spain 14 M/M EA1AZ EE5T Spain 14 M/2 EA5URT EF7K Spain 14 M/2 EA7URA EF8S Canary Islands 33 SOSB 80M OH2BYS EF8U Canary Islands 33 SOAB LoTW ES9C Estonia 15 M/M LoTW FY5FY French Guiana 09 SOSB 20M FY5FY FY5KE French Guiana 09 SOSB 15M LoTW; QSL via FY5KE (d) GJ2A Jersey 14 M/S LoTW GM6NX Scotland 14 M/M LoTW GM7A Scotland 14 M/S GM7AAJ GM0B Scotland 14 M/M MM0BHX HB0/HA7JTR Liechtenstein 14 HA7JTR; QSL via (B/d) HI3/NP3J Dominican Republic 08 SOSB 10M LoTW; QSL via EA5GL or (e) HK1NA Colombia 09 M/M K6IPM HR2WW Honduras 08 M/S KD4POJ HS4DDQ Thailand 26 SOAB LP HS4DDQ HS4SSP Thailand 26 M/S HS4RAY HS5AC Thailand 26 M/S HS5AC IF9A Sicily 15 M/S IT9ATF IG9P African Italy 33 SOSB 10M I2ADN IG9R African Italy 33 TBD IK8HCG II9K Sicily 15 M/S IT9HBT IG9Y African Italy 33 M/2 ON4LG IH9YMC African Italy 33 SOSB eQSL IO1T Italy 15 M/S IO5O Italy 15 M/S LoTW; QSL via IK5RLP IR5A Italy 15 M/S IK5AFJ J3A Grenada 08 M/2 LoTW; QSL via WA1S (B/d) KH2RU/KP4 Puerto Rico 08 SOSB NP3O KH7CW Hawaii 31 M/2 K2WR KP4BD Puerto Rico 08 SOSB 40M NP3O LA7H Norway 14 M/S LA7H (B) LP1H Argentina 13 M/M LoTW; QSL via EA5KB LR3M Argentina 13 M/2 LU3MAM LU8YE Argentina 13 M/2 IK2DUW LY7A Lithuania 15 M/M LoTW NH2DX Guam 27 SOSB 15M NH2DX (d) NH2T Guam 27 SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via W2YC NH7A Hawaii 31 M/2 F5VHJ NP2P U.S. Virgin Islands 08 SOAB LoTW NP4G Puerto Rico 08 SOSB 20M NP3O OH5Z Finland 15 M/S LoTW OH0JFP Aland Island 15 SOSB 10M OH0Z Aland Island 15 SOAB HP W0MM OM4C Slovakia 15 M/S OM6CI; QSL via (B/d) OZ5E Denmark 14 M/S LoTW; QSL via OZ5E (B) P3N Cyprus 20 M/S RW3RN P40P Aruba 09 TBD LoTW P49Y Aruba 09 SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via AE6Y PJ4X Bonaire 09 MO LoTW; QSL via W1MD direct PJ6A Saba & St. Eustatius 08 MO N4NX PJ7PL Sint Maarten 08 SO WA1ZAM PR5C Brazil 11 M/S LoTW; QSL via PU5SVE (d/e) PR7AA Brazil 11 M/S LoTW; QSL via PR7AA PT2CM Brazil 11 M/? PP2JP PT5J Brazil 11 M/S PP5VB PR0F Fernando de Noronha 11 SOSB 40M PP5VB PX2W Brazil 11 M/? PX5E Brazil 11 SOAB PP5VB RA2FDX Kaliningrad 15 SOAB LP RN3RQ RU1A Russia (Europe) 16 M/2 RU1A (B) SI9AM Sweden 14 M/S SM3CVM SJ2W Sweden 14 M/S LoTW; QSL via SM2LIY direct SP8R Poland 15 M/2 SP8YB SW5CC Dodecanese 20 SOSB M0OXO SW8YY Greece 20 M/? LoTW; QSL via DH7WW (B/d/C) SX2I Greece 20 M/? SV2JAO T48K Cuba 08 M/S DK1WI T88AZ Palau 27 JN2AMD; QSL via (B/d) TC90A Turkey 20 M/S TA1HZ TG0AA Guatemala 08 M/? TI8M Costa Rica 07 M/2 TI8M (B) TK/SP7VC Corsica 15 SOAB HP LoTW TM1A France 14 M/M F6KOP (B) TO1A French Guiana 09 SOSB 10M LoTW TO5A Martinque 08 SOAB LoTW; QSL via F5VHJ (B) UU7J Ukraine 16 SOAB HP LoTW V3A Belize 07 SOAB LP M0OXO V49J St. Kitts & Nevis 08 SOAB LoTW; QSL via W5JON (d) VE2IM Canada 02 SOAB HP VE3DZ VP5T Turks & Caicos 08 M/? LoTW; QSL via WA3RHW (B/d) VP9I Bermuda 05 SOAB LP WW3S VR2PX Hong Kong 24 M/S IV3TAN XR6T Chile 12 M/2 CE3FED (B) XV4MN Vietnam 26 SO LP N0ODK; QSL via (B/d) XW0YJY Laos 26 SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via E21EIC and (C) YE2C Indonesia 28 M/S LoTW YN2AA Nicaragua 07 SOAB HP LoTW YN5Z Nicaragua 07 SOAB LoTW; QSL via K7ZO YT8A Serbia 15 S OSB 20M LoTW; QSL via YU1EA Z68BH Kosovo 15 OH2BH ZD8O Ascension Island 36 SOAB OH0XX ZL3X New Zealand 32 M/2 ZL3PAH ZP8T Paraguay 11 SO LP ZP9MCE Paraguay 11 SOAB LP EA5ZD ZW5B Brazil 11 M/S K3IRV (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only (e) eQSL (C) ClubLog

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