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OPDX Bulletin 1203 February 23, 2015

OPDX Bulletin 1203 February 23, 2015
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1203
BID: $OPDX.1203
February 23, 2015
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, NA2U, W2GB, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5PI, N5NHJ, KH6OO, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, CX3ZAN, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G0UIH, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JA3MCA, OE1WHC, OH2YY, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PP5BZ, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YF1AR 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 Friday, 13th/February, through Friday, 20th/February there were 234 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FW, 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, J3, J6, J7, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TI9, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZL7, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".
3G0, JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLAND (Update
) By the time you read this, the 3G0ZC team should be on Robinson Crusoe Island. The second team was expected to arrive Sunday evening. Remember, members of the Provins ARC (F6KOP) will activateRobinson Crusoë Island (SA-005, aka Juan Fernandez Archipelago) as 3G0ZC between February 24th and March 4th. For more details see OPDX.1193/1197/1199/1201 or the 3G0ZC Web site at:
http://www.juanfernandez2015.com
A FaceBook page is available at:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/JuanFernandez2015/747628888649765
5H, TANZANIA
Stefano, IK6JRI, will be active as 5H1JRI from Zanzibar Island (AF-032) between February 20th and March 3rd. Activity will be holiday style (during his spare time from hospital) on 40-10 meters, possibly 80m, on SSB only. QSL via IK7JWX.
5W, SAMOA
Four members of the Yamato Amateur Radio Club will be on holiday from Samoa (OC-097) between April 9-15th. Operators mentioned are Sasi/ JA1KJW (5W0KJ), Mat/JA1JQY (5W0JY), Kuni/JA8VE (5W0VE) and Kaoru/JA3MCA (5W0MA). Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Their equipment consists of an Elecraft K2, K3x3, Ameritron ALM-500M for SSB operator Kuni, Spider Beam, HEX antenna and DP. QSL via each operator's home callsign, SASE or by the Bureau.
C5, THE GAMBIA
Dom, M1TKA, will once again be active as C5/M1KTA from a beach sea front location near Brufu in The Gambia between March 12-17th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters (Also 30/17/12m) operating QRP using CW. Expect some SSB as /P from the beach and some Digital, especially at night (UK hours). Dom mentions that during the weekend of the RSGB Commonwealth CW Contest (BERU) between 12:00 UTC 14th and 12:00 UTC 15th March, unless you are a BERU country in the contest, he will likely ignore you. There is a possible side trip to Bijol Island (AF-060) for a one day operation. QSL via his home callsign or the LoTW. For more details and updates, see his Blog page at:
http://m1kta-qrp.blogspot.co.uk
C6, BAHAMAS
The C6ANA team will once again be back on the air during the upcoming contests. While Peter, W1NA, participates in the CQWW 160m SSB Contest (February 27th-March 1st), the whole team (Pasquale/I8QLS, Gino/ I8ULL, Max/N5NHJ and Peter/W1NA) will operate the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) as a Multi-Single. Some activities will take place outside of the contests as well. QSL via LoTW or direct via N5NHJ.
D4, CAPE VERDE
\Lukas, HB9EBT, will be active as D44TEG from Tarrafal, Sao Tiago Island (AF-005) between March 15-27th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters CW only using an Elecraft K3 with 100 watts into a Triple Leg antenna on a 15m Fiberglass pole and homemade feeder line. QSL via his home callsign, direct (NO IRCs) or by the Bureau.
E3, ERITREA
Over the past several months there has been information surfacing about a possible E3 operation taking place in March. OPDX was asked to sit on this, but March is almost here. All we can say is Zorro, JH1AJT, is expected to lead a team of operators, and last we heard it could be a multi-international team or a all Japaneses team of operators (details were still being worked out). Many clubs, associations and organizations have already donated funds to this operation. OPDX was also told that nothing will be officially announced until the Web page is up and running. So please sit tight and wait. OPDX will send out a special bulletin if it is announced during the week.
EF8, CANARY ISLANDS
Operators Luis/EA8AY, Marino/EA8DP, Carlos/EA8DDM Alberto/EA8AGF, Antonio/EA8BQM and Alberto/EA8AGF will be active as EF8U from Gran Canaria Island (AF-004) during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 21-22nd) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via EA8URL.
EI, IRELAND
Olivier, ON4EI, will once again be active as EI8GQB and EI1A between March 1st and April 2nd. He plans to operate from his caravan using green energy. Olivier will activate the EI1A callsign during the ARRL International DX SSB (March 7-8th), Russian DX (March 21-22nd) and CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. You can follow his activities and antenna experimentation on:
http://www.qrz.com/db/EI8GQB
This is a very interesting QRZ.com page. There you will find a live information banner with on air frequencies and information. His equipment will consist of:
18m top loaded vertical monopole for 160-80m-40m bands + 32 radials.
3 elements East-West directional inverted V beam for 40m band.
200m long beverage RX antenna East-West directional.
2 Spiderbeam antennas for 20/15/10m bands.
Rigs are Elecraft K3+P3 & Kenwood TS2000 100W.
500Ah battery bank + 180W solar panel and 400W wind generator.
Also, live video streaming will be provided on:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ei8gqb
QSL via LoTW, or via QSL Manager PA3249, direct or by the Bureau.
FW, WALLIS AND FUTUNA
Jean, F4CIX, reportedly has moved to Mata’utu, the capital of Wallis and Futuna, on Wallis Island (OC-054), and has received the callsign FW1JG. He is currently not on the air, but is expect- ing his equipment to arrive in approximately two months time. Jean states that he plans to be active on 40-10 meters using SSB and PSK31. Stay tune for more updates.
FY, FRENCH GUIANA
Marc, F1HAR, will be active as FY5KE during the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??) entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to FY1FL. NO MORE QSLs by the Bureau.
HP, PANAMA
Tim, NL8F, will be active as HP3/NL8F from HP3AK QTH in Chiriqui between February 27th and March 9th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via K8NA.
IOTA NEWS
AF-019. Operator Luigi, IK8HCG, will be active as IG9R from Lampedusa Island (with the support from Italian Navy Force), African Italy, during the next CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m) entry. QSL via IK8HCG.
NA-008. Alexey, VE1RUS, is currently active as VY0/VE1RUS from Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, until February 25th. Activity will be limited and on 20/17/15 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
KH6, HAWAII
Ismo, OH2IS, is nowe active as KH6/OH2IS from Maui (OC-019), Hawaii, as of February 19th and until February 26th. Activity is holiday style on all bands between 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
KH6, HAWAII
Operators Fred/NA2U and Lou/K1YR are now operating from the Volcano on the Big Island [Hawai?i Island - OC-019] (as of February 18th) until February 27th. Activity prior to, and following, the ARRL Inter- national CW Contest (February 21-22nd) they will operate as KH6/NA2U and KH6/K1YR. In the ARRL DX CW Contest they will operate as WH7M. QSLs for KH6/NA2U via LoTW, or direct with SASE and IRC or green stamps. All other cards via the Bureau. QSLs for WH7M and KH6/K1YR direct to K1YR with SASE, IRC, or green stamps. All other cards via the Bureau.
OH0, ALAND ISLAND
Kim, OH6KZP, will be active as OH0X during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 21-22nd) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or to OH2TA. Watch his live score athttp://cqcontest.net, and live SO2R audio/video stream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oh0x.
PJ4, BONAIRE
Stanley, WS5K, is once again active as PJ4F from Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) until March 15th. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL via M0URX, OQRS, LoTW.
PJ7, ST. MAARTEN
An Uruguay DX Group of operators will be operating from the Red Cross Headquarters in St. Maarten as PJ2C between February 28th and March 9th. Operators mentioned are Gus/CX2AM, Mario/CX4CR, Rainer/CX8FB and Bert/CX3AN. Activity will be holiday style with 2 stations running 500w into 3 elements plus 174 wave verticals on lower bands. Modes will be CW and SSB, and on 80-10 meters. Callsign(s) was not provided. QSL Manager is David, EB7DX.
PQ0T, TRINDADE AND MARTIM VAZ ISLANDS (Update)
Fábio, PP5BZ, informs OPDX that on their Website they have now announced that PQ0T will operate on 160 meters from Trindade Island. This is contrary to what they had previously reported. Fábio states, "We only ask that everyone has a lot of patience and understands that our operation in TOP BAND is a rudimentary form because of the conditions that we have on the island. Thus, each contact that we can make, will be a victory for us all. Anyway, we will be active in 160 meters servicing the requests of many colleagues."
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (February 23rd-March 1st)
 Feb/23rd HN      Feb/26th  HN      Feb/28th  LN
 Feb/24th AN      Feb/27th  AN      Mar/01st  AN
 Feb/25th AN


   SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
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    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 http://www.bandconditions.com:
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.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (February 20th)
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  5Z4/DF3FS via DF3FS     HG4I via HA5LN          PI4ZU via PC4DX
  C21BN via JH1NBN        HS0ZKG via F6AXX (B/d)  PR5T via PY5NF
  CT9/OM3RM via OM3RM     II1MNA via IQ1GE (B/d)  PW0F via OH2BH
  CW1C via CX1AA          LY97A via LY5A          SX2AG via SV2HXV
  DQ70ELBE via DJ9ZZZ     OG2F via OH2NC          UE23DZO via RA4DR
  EM4IFF via US5IQ        P40L via WA3FRP         V31KP via DK1IP
  EN1KM via US0LW         PI4D via PA3ERA         ZA/IW2JOP via IW2HAJ
  FR/F5HIJ via F5HIJ      PI4F via PD1WAT         ZP9MCE via EA5ZD
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only
The Navassa DXpedition's K1N OQRS is now activate on ClubLog at:
https://secure.clublog.org/charts/?c=K1N
QSL YE0C via YB0OKR (direct) or LoTW. Activity was on February 18th, to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year 2015. See QRZ.com for more details.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5K0A, 5W0M, 8P9KW, CP4BT, CT1JOP, DL1DBR, DL2OE, DL6KAC, EA1DR, EA1IT, EA1NK, EA4TD, EA6NB, EA8TX, EH7SMN, ER5LL, F5AGB, F5SNY, F6FPU, FG4NO, FK8IK, GW4BKG, HA3AUI, HB9HQ, HC2AO, HC2IMP, HH2/PY3SB, HI3TEJ, J6/DL7VOG, J79SB, KG4YL, KP3Z, OE2GEN, OH7KB, OX3LX, PA0RRS, RM9RZ, SM4EMO, SP4MPH, SP4R, SP9GMI, SP6STI, TJ3SN, UA3FX, UY0ZG, W3PV/VP9, XE2CQ, YF1AR/6, ZF2PG and ZG2FX
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3B8CF, 4W/NB3MM (OC-148), 6W7SK, 9M2TO (AS-015), BV7GC, CE8RNK, FR/DJ7RJ, J6/DL7VOG, J79SB, JD1BMH (AS-031), P4/DL6RAI, PJ4VHF, S0S, S01WS, VK9DLX, VP2/K6TOP, YB8RW/P (OC-210), YB8RW/P (OC-213), VP8RAF/100 and ZS8C
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: A92IO, DU7/PA0HIP, BV1OO, BV9AYA, EI0CAR, EI80IRTS, OT100MGY and TF3ML/P
S0, WESTERN SAHARA
Members of the Sahrawi Amateur Radio Club are currently active as S0S from Tifariti until February 28th, to celebrate the Sahara Marathon. Look for activity to be on 80-6 meters. QSL via EA2JG by OQRS system. It is suggested to watch the following URLs for updates and news:
https://twitter.com/SaharaDxTeam
http://saharadx.jimdo.com (online log available)
SILENT KEY
It is sad to report that Charles F. Frost, "Frosty," K5LBU, became a Silent Key (SK) on February 14th, and on his 74th birthday. As mentioned a couple weeks ago Frosty was at a hospice location. He is a well-known DXer noted for his African DXpeditions/Safaris and a member of the Texas DX Society (see www.tdxs.net/SK/k5lbu.html). His family opened a gofundme page to help with medical and funeral costs at:
http://www.gofundme.com/charlesfrost
OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of K5LBU. Frosty will surely be missed by many.
T32, EASTERN KIRIBATI
Operators Bill/KH6OO, Will/W0ZRJ and John/N0PJV will be active as T32DX from Captain Cook Hotel, Kiritimati (OC-024), between October 28th and November 3rd. They plan to operate with two 100 watts stations with vertical antennas (40-10m). QSL via an OQRS. Log will be uploaded to ClubLog daily if they have an internet connection. Watch QRZ.com as the date gets closer for latest information.
TI9, COCOS ISLAND (Past Ops!)
Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC, from the Amateur Radio Section of ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and the Docu- mentary Archives Radio Communications/QSL Collection, has posted a Web page with a write-up and QSLs of previous Cocos Island operations at:
http://www.dokufunk.org/cocos-e
TO1, FRENCH GUYANA
. Herve, F5HRY, will be active as TO1A during the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??) entry. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW.
UA2, KALININGRAD
Vyacheslav, UA2FL, will be active during the ARRL Inter- national DX CW Contest (February 21-22nd) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low- Power entry. QSL via RN3RQ's OQRS or LoTW.
V2, ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
Alan, N3AD, will once again be active as V26M for both the ARRL International DX CW (February 21-22nd) and SSB (March 7-8th) Contests as a Single-Op entry. QSL via W3HNK.
V3, BELIZE
Robert, K5PI, will once again be active as V31AT from Belize, but this time during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 21-22nd) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry from Cahal Pech in Western Belize. QSL via his home callsign.
VK0EK HEARD ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS
Rich, KY6R, posted the following on February 15th [edited]:
EXPEDITION LEADER GOES DOWN UNDER TO COORDINATE THE PROJECT
-- Expedition Organizer/Leader Dr. Robert Schmieder is on a 2-week multi-stop trip to New Zealand, Tasmania, and Australia to coordinate plans, permits, and logistics for the expedition. His first stop was to see Peter Hillary (son of Sir Edmund Hillary) in Auckland (see picture at: http://www.heardisland.org/HD_images/HD_people/IMG_3552_crop_640.jpg).
Bob was hosted for several days by team member Jacky Calvo ZL3CW. They were able to meet with other radio amateurs who will provide support for the expedition, including Gary/ZL2IFB, Chris/ZL2DX, and Lee/ZL2AL, who will serve as a radio pilot for the DXpedition.
In Christchurch, Bob met with Rodney Russ of Heritage Expeditions (who is providing the vessel), and in Kingston, Tasmania, he met with staff at the Australian Antarctic Division (who will issue the permits). Bob reports that these meetings went very well, and there is every expectation that the expedition can go forward as planned. In particular, the contract for the vessel is in hand, and Heritage indicated they can help with certain facilities and logistics that will save the expedition some expenses. The AAD indicated that the expedition can expect to receive permission to visit areas of the island normally off-limits to visitors, and to make collections of organisms and return with them for laboratory analysis. These activities are critical to the expedition’s goal of “Discovering Life in the Extremes,” so this step gives assurance that the major objec- tives of the expedition can be met.
In Christchurch, Bob met with team member Martin Budd, son of legendary Heard Island explorer Grahame Budd, (also a member of the expedition team). Team member Rohan Clarke came from Melbourne for the meeting with the AAD in Kingston, Tasmania, and they also met with Eric Woehler, expert on Heard Island and an important advisor to the expedition. Bob will also be meeting with staff at the University of Tasmania, including Jodi Fox, who will be doing her PhD thesis on the geology of the Laurens Peninsula. In a few days, Bob travels to Sydney to meet with Grahame Budd and with other Australian team members, including John Weigle and Glen Pacey. He will also make an important side trip to Perth to coordinate the local (Fremantle) support team.
It is clear that this trip was an essential step to solidify the formal structure of the expedition and the coordination of the team. “Now,” Bob says, in a flight metaphor, “We have an approved flight plan. The next steps are to assemble the cargo, suit up the crew, and prepare for take- off in November!”
VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND (Update)
Operators Pekka/OH1TV and Pekka/OH2YY will be active as VK9LC from Lord Howe Island (OC-004) between February 22-28th. Activity will be mainly SSB, with some CW, using two K3 stations into 2 element yagis for 20-10m, dipoles for 40/30m and a 3 element yagi 6m. QSL via OH2YY or QSL Bureau of the SRAL.
VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND (Also Possible VK IOTAs)
Steve, G0UIH/VK2IAY/3D2FI, of Vortex Antennas, will be making a trip back to Australia and the Pacific between December 2015 and January 2016. His operations will be holiday style (as it's his XYL's birthday trip) from Lord Howe Island (OC-004) as VK2IAY/9 between December 16-23rd (8 days). Activity will be SSB only concentrating on 10/15/17 and 20m, although other bands are possible as he hopes to utilize some antenna hardware from his previous activations. Steve will also be using various antenna hardware from Vortex Antenna Systems www.vortexantennas.co.uk. On returning to Australia (between December 23rd, 2015 and January 16th, 2016), there is a good chance of activating other IOTA references around VK although nothing has yet been confirmed. Look around 14260/21260/28460 and 18145 kHz. A 4 color special double QSL sponsored by Vortex Antenna Systems will be available in early 2016. QSL via G0UIH, direct or by the Bureau.
VK9N, NORFOLK ISLAND
Four Australian operators will be active as VK9NT from Norfolk Island (OC-005, WLOTA 1469, WWFF VKFF-392) between April 24th and May 4. Operators mentioned are Chris/VK3QB (Team Leader), Luke/VK3HJ, Roy/VK3GB and Oly/VK3XDX/5. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW only. No Digital or 6m activity is planned. Equipment will be 2x TS- 480HX, KX-3/KXPA-100, verticals and dipoles. Another KX-3 will be used portable and for some SOTA activity. Logs will be uploaded daily to ClubLog, and soon after the end of the activity to LoTW. An OQRS via ClubLog will also be active. QSL via VK2CA, direct or by the Bureau. An OQRS (Online QSL Request) [For Bureau and direct QSLs] will be available via ClubLog and is the "PREFERRED" method.
IMPORTANT: If using OQRS for direct requests (preferred), please ensure that your address details are correct on QRZ.com. For more information and updates, visit:
http://vk9nt.odxg.org/vk9nt2015
VP9, BERMUDA
Mike, G3VYI, will be active as G3VYI/VP9 from Ed/VP9GE's Hamilton Parish QTH (NA-005, WLOTA 0201)on Bermuda between March 11-19th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, but will be mainly CW on the low bands. Operations will be on CW mornings/evenings until his 24 hrs operation in the RSGB Commonwealth CW Contest (BERU) on March 14-15th. QSL via his home callsign.
VU4, ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS (Update)
Special callsigns have been issued for the upcoming "HAMTECH 2015" organized by National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR www.niar.org/) from Port Blair. Look for the following callsigns to be used between March 6-18th:
VU4A ­ To be used by the Foreign Radio Amateurs
VU4I - To be used by the Indian Radio Amateurs
Complete details (in PDF format) are available at:
http://www.niar.org/downloads/niar-info.pdf
YN, NICARAGUA
Jeff, N6GQ, will once again be active as YN2AA from Grenada, Nicaragua, starting March 4th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, and he will participate in the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) as a Single-OP/All-Band entry. QSL via NN3W, by the Bureau or direct. U.S. stations, please send SASE; DX stations, please send SAE with GS or IRC. Bureau service will take time. Logs will also be uploaded to LoTW.
Z8, SOUTHERN SUDAN
Olli, OH0XX, is now active as Z81X until February 25th. Activity will be CW only and include the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 21-22nd). QSL via OH0XX.
ZV8, BRAZIL
Members of the PARA DX Group will be active as ZV8V from Mosqueiro Island (DIB PA06) between February 20-23rd. Activity will be from the Face Hat Lighthouse (ARLHS BRA -211) on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. This operation is taking place during the South American Lighthouse weekend. Operators mentioned are Emanoel/PY8AB, PU8WMM, Fernando/PU8WZT, Jaime/PY8FML, Ronaldo/PS8RV, Ren/PY8WW and Jose/PY8ZE. QSL via LoTW.

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       The following stations are expected to be active in the
                 ARRL DX CW Contest (February 21-22nd, 2015)
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      Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2015 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/adxc2015.html  (By callsign)
          http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxcd2015.html (By entity)
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 Contest        DXCC          Class         QSL
Callsign       Entity                       Route
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3V8SS          Tunisia        SO            LoTW; QSL via LX1NO
3W3B           Vietnam        SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via E21EIC
6Y2T           Jamaica        SOAB          VE3DZ
BD1IIJ         China          SOAB HP       LoTW
C6AKQ          Bahamas        SOSB 160M
C6AUM          Bahamas        SOSB 40M
C6AWW          Bahamas        SOSB 80M      LoTW; QSL via NX4N
D44EE       Cape Verde Island SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via OZ1BII (B/d)
ED7P           Spain          M/2           EA7PP
EF8R           Canary Islands SOAB LP       LoTW
EF8U           Canary Islands M/S            EA8URL 
FY5KE          French Guiana  SOSB          LoTW
GJ2A           Jersey         SOAB          LoTW
HC1WDT         Ecuador        SOAB LP       LoTW
HI3K       Dominican Republic SOAB LP       KB2MS
HR5/AA4NC      Honduras       SO            LoTW
J75D           Dominica       SOAB          LoTW; QSL via SM5DJZ and (C)
KH8/K8GU       American Samoa               LoTW; QSL via K8GU (B/d)
NP2P        US Virgin Islands SOAB          LoTW
NP4Z           Puerto Rico    M/2           N4AO
OH0X           Aland Island   SOAB HP       OH2TA
OZ5E           Denmark        M/2           LoTW 
P40LE          Aruba          M/S           K2LE
PJ2T           Curacao        M/M           W3HNK
PJ4X           Bonaire        M/2           LoTW; QSL via W1MD (d)
PJ7/WJ2O       Sint Maarten   SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via N2ZN
PW0F      Fernando de Noronha M/?           OH2BH
RT0F           Russia (Asia)  M/2           LoTW; QSL via RT0F (B/d)
UA2FL          Kaliningrad    SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via RN3RQ OQRS
V26M           Antigua        SO            W3HNK
V31AT          Belize         SOAB LP       K5PI
VP5S           Turks & Caicos M/?           K0MD
VP9/W6PH       Bermuda        SOAB LP       W6PH (d)
WP3C           Puerto Rico    SOAB LP       W3HNK
Z81X           South Sudan                  OH0XX
ZF1A           Cayman Islands M/S           LoTW; QSL via K6AM (B/d)
ZL3X           New Zealand    M/S           LoTW; QSL details on QRZ.com


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