DX Bulletin No. 1150
February 17, 2014
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, K2LE, NA2U, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, W4DN, WA4DAN, N6MW, WB6RSE, NL8F, K8GG, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, NV9L, W9ILY, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DS4DRE, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, F6ARC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OH2BH, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, OM3TOW, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SM0MDG, VA3RJ & ICPO and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE: This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late ARRL DX CW Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the ARRL DX CW Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 8th-February, through Friday, 14th-February there were 226 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Z, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FT5Z, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, 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, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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".
Wes, ZL3TE, will be active as 3D2SE from Viti Levu (OC-016) between April 11-14th. His main activity will be in the Japan Inter- national DX CW Contest (April 12-13th). Operations outside the contest will mainly be on CW, with some Digital modes. QSl via LoTW or ZL3TE.
SWL Ashraf "Ash", 3V4-002 (KF5EYY), will be active as 3V8BB from the "Institute Superieur de L'Animation Pour la Jeunesse et la Culture" in Tunis, during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 15-16th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW or to LX1NO. Read about Ashraf on the following Web page at:
By the time you read this, Toshi, JA8BMK, who was active as XW8BM from Laos, should be active as 3W2DX from Ho Chi Minh City until February 17th. His next stop will be to one of the Nha Trang Resorts (on the east coast of the South China Sea) where he will be active as XV7BM between February 18th and March 28th. Activity here will be focused on the 160/80m using CW and SSB. He is not sure about the Digital modes but will be using a K2 with a 500w amp. QSL both callsigns via JA8BMK, by the Bureau or direct (see QRZ.com).
The "W8GEX & 60m News" reports that the Cuban Regulatory Agency (ACS) has made a clarification on the new law allowing Cubans to use the 60m band. The ACS made it clear, the band is for emergencies and experi- mentation on the national territory, and only with Cubans hams, no contact is allowed with other countries "until further notice"...
A few sources are reporting that a multi-national team will be on a DXpedition to Malawi and will be active as 7Q7Q sometime late November which will include an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th). It seems to be headed up by Roger, ZS6RJ, and the same group who was active as 3DA0ET last year. Look for more details to be forth- coming in a few weeks.
8Q, MALDIVES (Reminder)
By the time you read this, Kasimir, DL2SBY, will be active as 8Q7KB from one of two of Maldives' islands. Activity will be on 20-10 meters including 17/12 meters and possibly 30 meters using CW and SSB. His schedule is as follows:
Now until February 18th - Ziyaaraifushi Island (AS-013)His equipment will be a FT900AT with an ACOM 1010 amp (600w) into a triple-leg antenna for 20-10m. He will upload the log onto ClubLog. The QSL cards will be printed as soon as possible. QSL via DL2SBY, by the Bureau, direct and as well as through PayPal requests.
February 18-24th - Fihahohi Island (AS-013)
Operators Gabriel/LU3DAT, Fernando/LW2DX, Eduardo/LW3DG, Raul/LU6EF, Carlos/LU8DQ and Marcelino/LU7DSU will be active as AY1DZ (special memorial callsign for Alberto Urano Silva, LU1DZ/SK) during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 15-16th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LW3DG, direct or by the Bureau.
CR2/CU2, AZORES ISLANDS (Press Release)
Martti, OH2BH, sent out the following on February 10th [edited]:
"AZORES ISLANDS, NORTH ATLANTIC OUTPOST, REAL AND VIRTUAL www.vistazores.com-- Finally snow has fallen in the Far North and it's time for the snowbirds to depart for warmer climates. This time around, the team of OH2BE, OH2BH, OH2PM, OH8NC and OH8NJ will join forces with the locals CU2CE and CU2DX and the Azores to hit the airwaves with a variety of callsigns such as CR2A and CR2X in contests, and CU2KG and CU2KH otherwise.CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Press Release)
The activity will start on February 12th and run until March 3rd including the ARRL DX Contest, both CW and SSB, and the CQ 160M SSB Contest. CR2A/CR2X QSL manager is OH2BH.
Additionally, the Azores (CU2) will be activated in Virtual World for the first time along with Madeira (CT3). You can download a free trial version of your Virtual Radio and associated QSL and awards programs at www.hamsphere.com. The first Two World DXpedition (Real & Virtual) was OG0A --- for details, have a look at www.qrz.com/db/OG0A.
With Real and Virtual Amateur Radio now coexisting on an experimental basis through these activities, the purpose is to allow interested young people to enjoy a realistic, instant experience of our great passion with structured communications and friends all over the world.
Having such a positive experience provides an important incentive for license studies and is meaningful prior to investment in personal radio equipment. This approach is worth testing as it may have great potential in terms of facilitating the intake of young people into Real Amateur Radio, an endeavor now pursued actively in many countries.
The weekend of February 22-23rd is slated for a special activity from CU2, CT3 and it will be a great opportunity to test the system. More details will follow shortly."
The following is an announcement from the CY0P DXpedition team [edited]:
"Sable Island, Parks Canada and the CY0P Project -- Aaron Carpenter, VA1AXC, is now active from Sable Island (CY0). Aaron is one of two 'Operations Coordinators for Parks Canada' at the new 'Sable Island National Park Reserve'. Aaron has been a licensed Ham Radio operator for about eight years, but is new to HF radio operating. He works a rotating schedule for 'Parks Canada', which consists of approx- imately two months on the island, then two months back in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with his family. His schedule on the island keeps him very busy, but when he is 'off duty', he does have some time for getting on the radio. Aaron was a tremendous asset to the CY0P DXpedition team during their October 2013 DXpedition to Sable. The CY0P team worked closely with him on flight scheduling, accommodations, placement of antennas, location of the three stations and other logistical matters.As the DXpedition pro- gressed, the team was able to instruct Aaron during his off times on some of the intricacies of DX operating. Even though HF operating was new to him, he seemed very interested and asked many questions. The CY0P team and Aaron became quick friends. We were so appreciative for the opportunity to visit Sable Island and conduct our DXpedition that we began to think how to contribute something back to this wonderful hobby and 'Parks Canada'.DOWN-UNDER AND PACIFIC TOUR
After discussions with 'Parks Canada', and upon the successful completion of the CY0P DXpedition, the CY0P team donated all of the antennas, antenna masts, coaxial cables, etc. to 'Parks Canada' and the Sable Station. Weeks after the DXpedition, we also obtained and shipped a Yaesu FT-897 HF transceiver to 'Parks Canada'.
Since then, Aaron has been able to experience the thrill of being DX and the CY0P team has further agreed to provide Parks Canada with an Icom all band, all mode HF transceiver, Heil Pro Headset, a Tokyo 1.1 solid state amplifier and a new all band antenna (antennas corrode very quickly in the salt spray on Sable). All of this gear will be made available to future DXpeditions and guest operators who obtain permission to visit Sable Island. Please listen out for VA1AXC on the HF bands and congratulate him as an up-and- coming DX'er! .... 73 from the CY0P DXpedition team,
Gary Bartlett VE1RGB
Richard Harris AI5P
Murray Adams WA4DAN"
Tim, NL8F, informs OPDX that "it's time for my March trip" and he is heading down-under to "OZ" -- Queensland, Austra- lia, on March 6th. From there he will then head to Frasier Island (OC-142) for a few days (4-5) and be active as VK4/NL8F/p. He will then go to Norfolk Island (OC-005) to be active as VK9NF (if WIA gets paper work done on time, if not VK9N/NL8F) between March 15-22nd. He thinks his activity will be mostly on the Digital modes. Next, Tim will head back to Christmas Island (OC-024) and be active once again as T32TM, between March 25th and April 2nd, mostly for the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th). After his T32TM operation, Tim will travel to the Visalia, California, for the International DX Convention before heading back to Alaska on April 6th. As usual, QSL via K8NA his QSL manager for all his operations.
Oliver, F6ARC, will once agin be active as FG/F6ARC from Guadeloupe (NA-102) between March 11-23rd. Activity will be holiday style with a focus on the 30/17/12m bands and the lower bands using 100 watts CW only. He informs/asks OPDX readers, "to not overload DX clusters with unnecessary spots. There is no need to repeat a spot with identical information every 5 minutes". QSL via FE11DX, by the Bureau or direct.
FK, NEW CALEDONIA
Kazu, JA1IST, will be active as FK/JA1IST from Noumea, New Caledonia (OC-032) between February 25th and March 1st. Activity will be holiday style on HF bands. QSL via his home callsign by the Bureau.
FP, ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON
Eric, KV1J, will once again be operating from the Island of Miquelon (NA-032, DIFO FP-002 WLOTA 1417, Grid GN17) as FP/KV1J between July 5-15th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY (but primarily SSB and RTTY). He will generally be on the highest frequency band that is open, and he may try 6 meters if there are any indications of openings. Also, look for him on the satellites, weather permitting. Eric will also be in the the DL-DX RTTY Contest (July 5-6th) as a Single-Op entry, and the IARU HF Contest (July 12-13th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Mixed-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via KV1J, direct or by the Bureau and also LoTW. For more details and updates, check out his Web page at:
Guy, F5MNW, will once again be active as FR/F5MNW from Saint Leu between March 16th and April 8th.Activity will be on the HF bands using only CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
FT5Z, AMSTERDAM ISLAND
FT5ZM team is now QRT with 170,010 QSOs in the log. According to the FT5ZM Web page on February 12th:
"They went QRT a little earlier than expected to try and beat out a storm. The seas are already very rough and the storm isn't due to arrive until this weekend. They were unable to finish loading the Braveheart and have to wait until morning to try again; 0100z."Then on February 13th, pilot station Valerie, NV9L reported:
"I just got off the phone with WB9Z. All the team members are now safely aboard the Braveheart as of 05:20z. The Braveheart crew is currently securing the Zodiac as the French wave goodbye from the shores. There is a strong storm right behind them. This should make for rough sees but favorable winds pushing them to Perth."As of press time and as per the FT5ZM log available on ClubLog
Before you QSL, PLEASE remember that the FT5ZM's DXpedition was budgeted for 450,000 USDs and has NOT yet met that amount. QSL via N2OO. The FT5ZM QSL processing order is as follows:
a.OQRS DIRECT (via ClubLog) c.OQRS bureau (via ClubLog) b.DIRECT MAIL d.Regular incoming BUREAUFor more details, see their Web page at:
Gerard, F2JD, will be back to Copan between March 6th and June 4th. He will be active, as usual, HR5/F2JD on the HF bands on CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via F6AJA, direct or by the REF Bureau. The logs will be uploaded on the http://lesnouvellesdx.fr/voirlogs.php Web page.
AS-067. Taka, JA8COE, will be active as JA8COE/6 from Uji Island between April 11-15th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign direct only. For updates, see: http://takaja8coe.de-blog.jp/blog
AS-093. Kang, DS4DRE, is now active (as of February 12th) as DS4DRE/4 from Taehuksan Island until December 31st. Activity will be 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-099. Nobby, G0VJG, is planning to activate Les Minquiers Island for the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th).
EU-123. Members of the Tynemouth Amateur Radio Club's will be active as GS0NWM from Isle of Arran between March 26th and April 2nd. The group will be an entering in the CQ WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) as Multi-Op entry and sign GM5N. Operators mentioned are Glenn/G0SBN, Tony/G8YFA and Bob/M0KLO. Activity outside of the contest will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via M0URX, OQRS is preferred. No incoming cards required through the Bureau. Please use the OQRS.
OC-204. Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/P from Enggano Island between March 23-30th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.
J6, ST. LUCIA
Nobby, G0VJG, will be active as J6/G0VJG from St. Lucia (NA-108) between June 5-18th. Activity is usually 40-10 meters using SSB only. QSL via G4DFI.
Fred, NA2U, will be operating from the Volcano on the Big Island between February 27th and March 3rd. Activity prior to, and following, the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 1-2nd), he will sign KH6/NA2U and will primarily operate on CW, concentrating on 30/17/12m bands as time allows. In the ARRL DX SSB Contest, he will operate as KH7M. QSLs for KH6/NA2U are via LoTW or direct with a SASE. QSLs for KH7M from USA/Canada are direct to KH6ZM. QSLs for KH7M from all other countries go to I0MWI direct. NO BUREAU CARDS.
Mat, MJ0ASP (aka-F5SHQ), who was originally scheduled to be active as GJ2A for the contest, will now be active as MJ0ASP during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 15-16th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry on Sunday only. QSL via LoTW. He reports that their club's aerials at GJ2A were damaged during a recent storm, so he had to adjust his plans for this contest. Also, he now has other commitments for Saturday, so he will be QRV Sunday only.
OM44, SLOVAK REPUBLIC (Special Event Station)
Roman, OM3TOW, is now active as OM44LTE until December 31st. This special event callsign is being used to celebrate the allocation of frequencies for the LTE - Long Term Evolution (800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz) in the Slovak Republic. Operator Roman is a spokesman of Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (ex name is Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic). The Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Postal Services is the independent regulatory authority and pricing authority in the sector of electronic communications and postal services. QSL only via eQSL. If someone needs a "paper QSL" for some award, please send direct only via his QSL Manager Patrik, OM3RP, with a SAE and sufficient postage.
P4, ARUBA (Update)
Andy, K2LE, will once again be active as P40LE during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 15-16th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. Andy will be there until February 28th. Activity outside of the contest will be on 20/17/15/12/10 meters on mostly CW. QSL via K2LE.
PJ6, SABA (Update)
Operators Jeff/KB1ZOJ, John/K5AC, George/N4GRN, YL Valerie/NV9L and Gregg/W6IZT will be active as PJ6A from Saba Island (NA-145, WFF PAFF-027, WLOTA 2043) during the ARRL DX SSB contest (March 1-2nd) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL PJ6A via N4NX. Jeff, KB1ZOJ, (the QTH owner) plans to operate outside the contest between February 20th and March 12th, along with the rest of the team between February 26th and March 4th, primarily on SSB with some PSK31, JT65 and CW. Operators outside of the contest (before/after) will sign PJ6/homecall. Listen for QSL instructions by the operators.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (February 17-23rd)
Feb/17th HN Feb/20th AN Feb/22nd AN Feb/18th AN Feb/21st AN Feb/23rd AN Feb/19th 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=6-9 100-400QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (February 14th) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3G1B via HA1AG EK3GM via IK2QPR (d/B) R0000O via (L/e) 3Z51MOC via SP7MOC EM50JA/A via UY7IQ R7975TM via RN3QO 3Z51S via SP7SEW FG/DJ2BC via DJ2BC SF4J via SM4CJY 5B/IK2LTR via IK2LTR HG3IPA via HA3JB SV0XCA/5 via SV0XCA (d) 5B/IZ4AMS via IZ4AMS IQ0OT via 9A8AOT TC1DX via TA1DX 5B4AHL via M0URX J38XX via DL5AXX TF3IG via TF3MHN 8S0DX via SM0DSG (B) JW/DL2JRM via DL2JRM TI5/CT1ILT via CT1ILT (d/L) C6ABB via N2RFA JW/DL5CW via DL5CW TO4YL via F5GN CT9/DJ6QT via DJ6QT JW/DL6JF via DL6JF UE25AFG via RZ3QWW CT9/DK7YY via DK7YY JW2US via LA2US (B/L/e) V51WH via DK2WH CT9/DK9VZ via DK9VZ LI80K via LA9K VP2ETE via W3HNK CT9/OE5IRO/P via OE5IRO OM44LTE via (*) XW0YJY via E21EIC or OQRS CT9/OE5RTP/P via OE5RTP OP7B via ON7BJ XX9LT via XX9LT (B/d) CT9/R9DX via R9DX PA6R via PI4RTD YJ0ZZ via NE7D ED1A via ED1A PE6SBW via PF5A YM7XKA via YM7KK EF8G via EA8TC PJ2/WA9S via WA9S (d) ZS1/DK3ID via DK3ID EH5ANT via EA5FL PJ4/PE1MAE via PA2NJC (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only (*)eQSL preferred, direct via OM3RPVK0TH QSLS (Update to OPDX.1146). Trevor, VK8TH (ex-VK0TH), has reconsidered his decision on not QSLing VK0TH QSOs from 2 years ago. See:
XR0ZR QSL STATUS. It was reported on the XR0ZR Twitter page: "We have received QSL cards from printer service. Next week we start sending OQRS direct."
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 2M0ONW, 4K6FO, 7P8DJ, 8Q7BM, 9A2NA, A25DJ, BA4RF, BA4TB, CU7MD, EW8CY, FP/G3ZAY, HL2DYS, HZ1TT, J79JG, J8/K8EAB, JD1BHA, K7AR, LY1G, MA5DWW, N8A, OD5ZZ, OE8SKQ, OM2VL, OQ4B, P49X, PI4FRG, SV0XCC/9, T8CC, TO7CC, UU2JQ, W1AW/0, W1AW/4, W8A, WW4LL, XW1B and ZF2PG
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 1A0KM, 3B8CF, A52JK, CR9X, HK1/EA7ATX, OA4DX, OH2BH, S21ZBB, S21ZBC, T33A, TU5AX, V63XG, XR0YY, XV2RZ, YB8EL, Z68BH and Z81X
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4W6A, 5B4AHL, 9M6XRO, 9M8Z, 9U4U, BO100, BQ1OO, BU2AW, BV1EL, BV7GC, DV1UD, GO2HQ, HF550, IK2ECC, JG1ILF, JH1EAQ, JJ1RZG, JM1LPN, JX9JKA, KH0/G3ZEM, MS0RSD, OJ0UR, OY3JE, OY4TN, R100RW, R3BB, RN3DMU, RP67GE, RU3ZL, RV4CT, SW5CC, UA2FL, UN7PIX, V31ZM, V85/9M6XRO, VE10P, VE6AO, XL3A, XM3AT, XU7XRO, ZC4VJ and ZD8X
S0, WESTERN SAHARA
The "DX-World.net" is reporting that Dom, 3Z9DX (ex-SQ9KWW), is planning activity from the Western Sahara territory as S0/3Z9DX sometime in mid-March for one week (exact dates TBA). Activity will be on 40-10 meters SSB only. QSL via his home callsign.
Bodo, DF8DX, will be active as T88QX from Palau (OC-009) between April 8-15th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, with some SSB also possible. QSL via DF8DX, by the Bureau or direct. Upload on the LoTW will be after the DXpedition. No eQSL.
TI, COSTA RICA
Filipe, CT1ILT, will be active as TI5W from Alajuela during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 15-16th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Outside of the contest, Filipe will be active as TI5/CT1ILT and be there until February 18th. QSL TI5W via N3YIM and TI5/CT1ILT via LoTW or direct to CT1ILT.
Bjorn, SM0MDG, informs OPDX that he is not active as V26BM from Antigua. With QSNs reported on the DXCluster, he states, "That's not me, I am in SM just home from 8Q. My license in Antigua expired just before Xmas, it might have been reassigned to someone else."
Operators Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DJ7ZG will once again be active from the Villa Sundowners near Pottery Village this time as V21ZG starting February 26th for 4 weeks. This is their fourth time there, so activity will be holiday style, and they will concentrate specifically on the higher bands on the modes PSK, RTTY and SSB. They plan to do some SSTV activities too. QSL via DL7AFS, direct or by the Bureau (DARC). Log will be uploaded to ClubLog. Visit their Web site at:
Operators Robert/K5PI (V31AT), Mark/AG9A and John/WC0W (V31TP) will once again compete in the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 15-16th) as a Multi-Single entry from Cahal Pech in Western Belize. They will use V31TP for the contest callsign. The trio will be in Belize between February 11-18th. Robert told OPDX that they will taking the antennas down immediately after the contest. QSL to their home callsigns or LoTW.
V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS (Update to OPDX.1148)
Bill, N6MW, who announced two weeks ago that he was going to postpone his V73MW earlier in the month, has now announced that he has rescheduled his operation for February 26th through March 4th. Activity will be from the Long Island Hotel on Majuro Atoll (OC-029), Marshall Islands. For more operating details, see OPDX.1145. QSL via M0URX ONLY; by OQRS preferred (Direct or Bureau). For more details and updates, see:
Janusz, SP9FIH, who is part of the Polish team going to Anegada Island (NA-023) between March 19th and April 1st (see OPDX.1147), will be active only as VP2VAK during the CQ WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th). QSL via SP9FIH. For more details on the Polish VP2V operation, also see:
Remember to look for Champ, E21EIC, to be as XW0YJY in the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 15-16th) as a Single-Op/All- Band/Low-Power entry. Also, look for him to be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Activity outside of the contests will be on 160-6 meters, with the focus on 17m, using modes CW, SSB and RTTY. He prefers QSL requests via ClubLog's OQRS, as well as direct or by the Bureau via E21EIC. Champ will upload the log to LoTW after his trip. Visit his Web page at:
A couple of sources are reporting that a Spanish/Ukrainian team will be active from Praia de Cheoc Van, at the Pousada of Coloane Hotel between October 22th and November 1st. Operators mentioned are Eugene/EA5HPX, Fran/EA7FTR, Oleg/US7UX, David/EB7DX, Jose/EB5BBM and their respective XYLs, (also one YL operator Veronica/EA7JQS). Activity will be holiday style with possibly two stations running simultaneously on CW, SSB and RTTY. They also plan to be an entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). QSL via EB7DX. Look for more details to be forthcoming.
Will, AA4NC, is now active as YN2NC from Granada until February 19th. His activity will include the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 15-16th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via AI4U or the LoTW.
YS, EL SALVADOR
Hiro, JA6WFM, will be active as YS1YS, the Club de Radio Aficionados de El Salvador (CRAS) station, during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 15-16th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via YS1GMV or the info on QRZ.com only.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following stations are expected to be active in the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 15-16th, 2014) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2014 ARRL DX CW Contest. For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML format, please visit Bill's Web page at: http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxc2014.html (By callsign) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxcd2014.html (By entity) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC Class QSL Callsign Entity Route ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3V8BB Tunisia SO LoTW; QSL via LX1NO 6W/G3TXF Senegal Club Log 6Y2T Jamaica SOAB HP VE3DZ AY1DZ Argentina M/S LW3DG C6AZZ Bahamas SOSB 20M KQ8Z CN2AA Morocco M/2 LoTW; QSL via UA2FM EA8RM Canary Islands SOAB LoTW ED7P Spain M/? EA7PP EF8USA Canary Islands SOAB W2GR FP/W6HGF St. Pierre & Miquelon W6HGF; QSL via Club Log H27A Cyprus SO RT9T IR1Y Italy M/? IK1YDB Direct J38XX Grenada SOAB DL5AXX JW/DL2JRM Svalbard Home Call JW/DL5CW Svalbard Home Call JW/DL6JF Svalbard Home Call KP2B U.S. Virgin Islands SOAB LP NP3O KH2/N2NL Guam SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via W2YC MJ0ASP Jersey SOSB 15M LoTW NH0S/KH2 Guam SOAB HP JF2SKV NP2N U.S. Virgin Islands M/S LoTW; QSL via W1EQ NP2P U.S. Virgin Islands SOAB LoTW NP4Z Puerto Rico SO HP N4AO OH5Z Finland M/2 LoTW P40LE Aruba SOSB 15M K2LE P40W Aruba LoTW; QSL via N2MM (no B) PJ4X Bonaire M/2 LoTW; QSL via W1MD direct PJ5W Saba & St Eustatius K5WE TI5W Costa Rica SOAB N3YIM V31TP Belize M/S WC0W VP9/W6PH Bermuda SOAB LP W6PH Direct XW0YJY Laos SOAB LP E21EIC YJ0OU Vanuatu M/S LoTW YN2NC Nicaragua SOAB LoTW; QSL via AI4U direct YS1YS El Salvador SOAB LP YS1GMV ZF2DF Cayman Islands SOAB LP N2ZN ZM90DX New Zealand M/? LoTW; QSL via M0OXO (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only (e) eQSL (C) ClubLog
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