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OPDX Bulletin 1237 October 27, 2015

OPDX Bulletin 1237 October 27, 2015
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1237
BID: $OPDX.1237
October 27, 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, AMSAT NEWS SERVICE, ARRL Web, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, K0BBC, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JA1TRC, JI1AVY, JI3DST/JS6RRR, OH2BH, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PY5EG, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3ZF, 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, 16th/October, through Friday, 23rd/October there were 231 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E3, E4, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH4, KH6, KH8, 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, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T30, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XX9, YA, YB, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, 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".
3C, EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Update)
Ken, LA7GIA, who was expected to be active as 3C7GIA (pending) from Malabo Island (AF-010) between November 12-23rd, has announced it is now postponed (not cancelled). No new dates have been set yet. For updates, check: http://la7gia.com/3c7gia/index.html
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethOpskar
3V, TUNISIA
Operator SWL Ashraf "Ash", 3V4-002 (KF5EYY) will be active as 3V8SS from the "Radio Club Station of Tunisian Scouts" in Sousse, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or to LX1NO. Read about Ashraf on the following Web page at:
http://www.kf5eyy.info
4L, GEORGIA
Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contests (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via K1BV or LoTW.
4W, TIMOR LESTE (Update)
Operators Hide/JI1AVY and Tack/JE1CKA will be active as 4W/JI1AVY and 4W/JE1CKA (tentative), respectively, from Timor Leste (OC-148) between October 22-26th (tentative). Activity will be on 160-10 meters (mainly 40m and below) using mainly CW. Hide informs OPDX, "CQ WW SSB partially taking part in but not seriously, will seek for NA/SA/EU." Antennas will be Inverted L or GP. QSL via his home callsign direct (2 USDs + SASE) or LoTW.
8P, BARBADOS
Dean, 8P6SH, will be active as 8P2K during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via KU9C.
8P, BARBADOS
Charles, 8P6ET, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via KU9C.
9Y4, TRINDADE AND TOBAGO
Chris, 9Y4D (ex-9Y4NZ), will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via 9Y4D (see QRZ.com), LoTW or eQSL.
A3, TONGA
Operators Martin/OK1FZM and XYL Lenka/OK1WZM will be active as A35OK (CW/SSB) and A35OL (SSB), respectively, from Tonga between October 27th and November 10th. The pair will activate the following IOTA island groups as follows:
October 27-29th -- Tongatapu Island (OC-049)
October 29th-November 3rd -- Ha’apai Islands (OC-169)
November 3-10th -- Vava?u Islands (OC-064)
Watch the IOTA frequencies. QSL via their home callsigns. AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Members of the Saipan BBQ Contest Club will be active as AH0BT from the Island of Saipan (OC-086, USI NI002S, WLOTA 1333) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via 7L1FPU, by the Bureau or direct (w/SAE and 2 USDs) to: Kuniyoshi NAKADA, ML9292, 2-14-8, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061, JAPAN. QSL also via LoTW. Do NOT send to the W0-Bureau and KH0 address. Operators mentioned are Kuny/7L1FPU/W1FPU, Motonobu/JE1NDE/W1NDE, Hiroyuki/JG7PSJ/KW2X, Naoyuki/ JK1FNL/NA8O and Matt/K0BBC. Look for activity by operators before and after the contest.
AH2, GUAM
Members of the Guam Contest Club will be active as AH2R during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are: JA1KSA, Nozomu/JE8KKX (AH2K), Toshinobu/JI3ERV (NH2C), Ohta/JO1DFG, Mikawa/JR7OMD and Danilo/KH2JU. QSL via LoTW. PLEASE DO NOT QSL via the KH2 Bureau.
AMSAT NEWS SERVICE (ANS)
The ANS reports: "Word has been received, that, in celebration of the UN's 70th anniversary, 4U1UN will be activated as 4U70UN on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th, October. The operation by the UN ARC will be from the ground-level garden area within the UNHQ complex in New York City and will be limited to daylight hours. Satellite operation is included in the plans, but time and equipment limitations will exist. Blockage from high rise buildings toward the West is expected. Best passes will be to the East of FN30as and North/South overhead. Possible satellites in view may be AO-73, FO-29, AO-85, AO-7, SO-50, XW-2E and XW-2F. Note that 4U1UN is a separate DXCC entity. See QRZ.com for QSL info." For more information, please see:
http://www.amsat.org/?p=4650
http://www.4u1un.net/news.html
ADDED REMINDER: Operators Zachary/K1ZK, Henry/KT1J, Mike/N1JEZ, Doug/KR2Q, Ed/NT2X, Mats/SM6LRR, Dmitry/RA9USU and Yevgeniy/UN7TER are expected to activate 4U70UN during the hours of 1400-2130 UTC (10:00­17:30 local time) each day (October 24-25th). There will be NO overnight operations allowed. The operators will do their best to cover as many bands and modes as possible. A special QSL will be available. QSL via HB9BOU or LoTW.
BD1, CHINA
A group of Chinese operators will be active as BD1LT during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th). QSL via BD1LT, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW. Operators mentioned are Weizhong/BH1IOT, MingXia/BH1HUK, Yusong/BH1CXR, Lei/BH1DDU, Cui/BH1EBF, Xiaoyi/BH1IGB, BH1OEO, Ma/BG1QQT, BG1HAS, Yu/BD1LT, and Yuan/BD1IIJ.
C4, CYPRUS
Operators Stavros/5B4AFM, Nestor/5B4AHZ, George/5B4KH, Spyros/ 5B4MF, Philip/5B4ZN and Mark/G4AXX will be active as C4A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW, direct via 5B4KH or ClubLog's OQRS.
CR2/CU2, AZORES ISLANDS
Operators Martti/OH2BH and Pertti/OH2PM traveled to the Azores on Tuesday to fix some antenna problems, and if they succeed during the week, they may be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) with full force. In case of any unexpected problems, such as the weather, they will come up on some mono bands. Look for CR2X and/or CU2KG.
E2, THAILAND
Members of the SIAM DX Group will be active as E2A during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via E21EIC. QSL is preferred via Clublog's OQRS. Operators mentioned are Pee/E20PFE, First/E22WWZ, Pat/HS7WMU, HS8FFH, HS3PJF and HS7WHB.
E2, THAILAND
Members of the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST) from Asia Institute of Technology and Club Station in Bangkok (HS0AC) will be active as E2E during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via HS0AC. Operators mentioned are Karn/E20ZFD, Ray/E23PKO, and possibly others.
E2, THAILAND
Dej, E21YDP, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via E21YDP.
E30FB, ERITREA
Jay, JA1TRC, sent out the following on October 19th: Zorro started the operation at 12:05 UTC on Friday, 16th October 2015, and had already made over 3K QSOs by 19th 02:25Z. Logs have been uploaded to the ClubLog; http://www.clublog.org/logsearch/E30FB/SOLO OQRS will be provided after his return.
The internet access at his hotel is not stable and the log updates would not be done so often. Currently he is suffering from a heavy wind and rain last night. The antennas were damaged and that made the TRX and AMP inoperable. He will try to fix the problem during the day when he has spare time. QSL for this operation to his home call; JH1AJT: P. O. Box 8, Oiso, Naka, KANAGAWA, 259-0111, Japan.
We appreciate your kind contribution for the children in Eritrea and for this operation. PayPal account: e3@fgc.or.jp
73, FGC Radio Team -- Jay ­ JA1TRC
E7, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
Operators Richard/9A1TT, Patrik/9A5CW, Chris/9A5K, Hrvoje/9A6XX, Ranko/E70R, Vlado/E70T, Zoran/E76C, Zeljko/E77C, Braco/E77DX, Rob/E77E, Radomir/E77W, Sonja/S53GO and Adi/S55M will be active as E7DX during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via E77E. For more info on their contest station, see:
http://www.e7dx.com
ED8, CANARY ISLANDS
Mike, EA1BP, will be active as ED8W from La Palma Island (AF-004) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) Single- Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via EA1BP. FT4JA, JUAN DE NOVA DXPEDITION NEWS
Press release dated October 22nd [edited]:
FT4JA is your expedition! By supporting the Juan de Nova 2016 project you become in some ways a team member and as such it seems essent- ial to us to share with you the preparation for the operation.
We are happy to announce that our tenth operator recently made it offic- ial that he will participate in the operation. We are talking about Diégo, F4HAU.
Our team of pilots is also ready. It will be managed by Cedric, F5UKW, who will summarize the requests and comments received by "regional relays" who are: N5FG (NA/SA), ON9CFG (EU/AF), JJ3PRT (AS/OC). They will be the people to talk to before and during the expedition. We rely on you to provide them with relevant information to refine our propagation pre- dictions and organize our traffic.
On the island, we will have a satellite connection. Although this set up is expensive, we consider it necessary to offer different services: online log, photos, news, correspondence with the pilots. Exchanges in this way will however be limited to the strict minimum in order not to increase the budget, already very tight.
The experience of our operation from Tromelin (FT4TA) is of course a tremendous asset. We have long debated the strengths and room for improve- ment. Although returns were extremely positive, we carefully recorded comments and remarks to strive for an even better user experience and close to your expectations.
The relationship of trust with the authorities allows us to involve a greater number of operators for a longer duration to maximize the chances of contact with Juan de Nova. With the support of several sponsors, we also develop our equipment to have more flexibility in traffic and satisfy the greatest number: a second set of VDA on some bands, improved RX system, more stations available.
It is clear that our budget is harder to reach because of the numerous major operations over a short period of time. Let’s not forget that most of the expenditures are made before departure. Therefore, it is essential that the mobilization continue so that the Dxpedition can take place.
We count on your support and that of your clubs and associations. Each donation brings us one step closer to Juan de Nova. Let’s hope that all DXers ??will in turn invest in the project. It is never too late and every donation, whatever the amount, is important.
The team FT4JA ­ Juan de Nova 2016
http://www.juandenovadx.com
https://www.facebook.com/juandenovadx
https://twitter.com/juandenovadx
HS, THAILAND
Operators Fred/HS0ZAR, Champ/E21EIC, Mike/E29BUQ, Tham/E21CJN, HS4ARY, Tony/HS0ZDX, Svante/HS0ZDY and Stig/HS0ZGD will be active as HS0ZAR during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via K3ZO.
IOTA NEWS
AS-200. Takeshi "Take", JI3DST, will once again be active from Shodo Island (Shikoku's Coastal Islands) between 0700z, October 24th and 0000z, October 26th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB, FM and RTTY. There will be four different callsigns used:
                A)8N3KCJ/5     C) 8J3KGR/5
                B)8N5KCJ/5     D) JI3DST/5 (Op. Take)
PLEASE NOTE: The special callsign 8NxKCJ is to celebrate 40th anniversary of the "Keymen's Club of JAPAN". The special callsign 8J3KGR is to celebrate 60th anniversary of the "Kamigori-town Hyogo Japan". This operation is subject to change because of bad WX or other conditions. QSL via the following:
* 8N3KCJ and 8N5KCJ via JO3OMA, the Bureau (**) or direct.
Log search. see: http://pxl02521.org/kcj/log_search.php
* 8J3KGR via JH3HGI, by the Bureau (**) or direct.
* JI3DST/5 via the Bureau or direct (by OQRS)
AS-200. Takeshi "TAKE"/JI3DST(JS6RRR) will once again be active as JS6RRR/5 from Shodo Island (in the Shikoku's Coastal Islands) between 0700z, October 31st and 0000z, November 3rd. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB, FM and RTTY. This operation is subject to change because of bad WX or other conditions. QSL JS6RRR/5 via the Bureau or by ClubLog's OQRS. Please check QRZ.com for more details. For more details and updates, see:
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/ji3dst
OC-133. Saty, JE1JKL, will once again be active as 9M6NA from Labuan Island between November 26-29th. Activity will be on the HF bands and the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single- Op/All-Band entry. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW.
J6, ST. LUCIA
Gary, K9AW, will once again be active as J6/K9AW from St. Lucia (NA-108) between November 24th and December 7th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th). QSL via K9AW, direct or by the Bureau.
KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY (NA-015)
John, KG4EM, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via KB7GJ (see QRZ.com).
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 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are: Tetsuo/AH7C, Soi/JH1ECG, Rich/K2WR and possibly others. QSL via LoTW, direct or by the Bureau to K2WR.
KP3, PUERTO RICO
Felipe, NP4Z/KP3Z, will be active as KP3Z during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via N4AO.
P4, ARUBA
Andy, AE6Y, will once again be active as P49Y from Aruba (SA-036) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single- Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or AE6Y.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 26th-November 1st)
 Oct/26th AN      Oct/29th  HN     Oct/31st  HN
 Oct/27th AN      Oct/30th  HN     Nov/01st  AN
 Oct/28th HN


   SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
   ======================================================
    NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
   -----------------        ------       --------    ------
   AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=0-1       0-7
   HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2         8-15
   LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3         16-29
   BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=4         30-49
   DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5         50-99
   VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9       100-400
REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE 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 (October 23rd)
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3G6S via CE6WUW (d)       HB2C via HB9FA (d)        R170GS via RL5G (d)
  5B4ALX via IZ4AMS         HB2K via HB9OCR           R2015AK via UA3RA
  9A5Y via 9A7W             HC2AO via RC5A            RN3F via RA3F
  C5C via F5RAV (d)         JW8BCA via LA8BCA         SP1V via SP1QXK
  C5LT via F5RAV (d)        KH6/AA4V via AA4V         T47GDX via K2AU
  C91B via ZS5J (d)         OL1M via OK1EW            T47GDXC via K2AU
  D4D via EB7DX             OR2F via ON8LDS           T88ZO via JA1IST
  D4Z via HB9DUR(d)/IK2NCJ (B) PJ2/DK3DM via DK3DM    TK/PB8DX via PB8DX
  E51MQT via N7BX           PJ2/IK7YTT via IK7YTT     TM39GL via F8GGZ
  EA6UN via EC6TK(d)/SP4AOQ (B) PJ2/N4QQ via N4QQ     UA2F via DK4VW (d)
  EA8/N6GQ via N6GQ (L)     PJ2/VA7AM via VA7AM       UN8LYA via UA9AB
  ES5Q via ES5RY            PJ2/W1ASB via W1ASB       V73D via DL4SVA
  FS/W9ILY via W9ILY        PY0F/AA4NC via AA4VK (d)  VP5/K0MD via K0MD
  GB558VUL via M0JEC        R11PVB via UA4WHX         XX9TIH via SP9FIH
  HA10SOTA via HA1DTQ       R15CWC via RM4C           ZL/EA1CDV via EA4SC
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5H3MB, BX5AA, CE3OP, DM7C, E51MKW, EA7LL, G3LDI, G3RTU, GB75BB, GM0DBW, HC2AO, IW4EOI, KH2L, M0IEI, PS7DX, RG8U, RK3DXW, RM2U, RM2U, TR8CA, TX3X, UC0A, UR5EPV, Z21BB and ZZ2T QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3G0ZC (SA-005), 4F2KWT, 5T0JL, 5T0ITU, 5Z0L, 9M2/R6AF/P, 9N7BM, 9V1PW, CB1D, D67GIA (AF-007), E6GG, EC2DX, EI6KD, EP2LMA, FH/F6AJQ, H44S, HB0/DL5YL, IH9/I2YSB, KP2D, LX/ON4WRC, LY2PX, OM5CD, OZ2U, RI1PT (EU-188), T41C (NA-093), T88HZ, TI9/RA9USU, VK2DX, VP8AIB/100, VP8LP, V73YL and YB9/DL7UVO
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 7T0HQ, 7V60R, BD3MV, BD4UJ, BD6RN, BD7LMD, BG4ACE, BG8GAM, EA3RR, EA5BY, ED7FCD, EF4RCH, EF8HQ, ES5QD, FJ/OS1T (NA-146), JE2EHP, LY37G and LX1CC
QST COVER PLAQUE AWARD
The ARRL Web page reports: The winner of the October 2015 QST Cover Plaque award is "The Long Road to Navassa" by Bob Allphin, K4UEE. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page:
http://www.arrl.org/cover-plaque-poll
Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the November issue today. STANDARD TIME
Remember to change your clocks next weekend! Countries who observe Daylight Saving Time (DST), which took place on Sunday, March 8th, are now expected to move their "local clocks" backward 1 hour on Sunday, November 1st, from 2:00 AM local time to 1:00 AM. In 2016, Day- light Saving Time (DST) will again go into effect on Sunday, March 13th, at 2:00 AM local time. For the history and details about ST and DST, as well as an interesting map of the world (showing the countries who observe DST), see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_time
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time
http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/2015.html
ADDED NOTE: Hopefully, all amateur radio operators know NOT to change their GMT/UTC/ZULU clocks. However, since most operators usually set their computers to local time, some may have to change their settings on "some" ham radio software (ex. logging, propagation, DXTelnet, etc..) programs. T8, PALAU
Kazu, JA1IST, will once again be active as T88ZO from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between October 22-27th. Activity will be holiday style on all HF bands and 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign via the Bureau to JA1IST. See QRZ.com for more QSL details. Kazu states he will upload the log as soon as possible to eQSL and Clublog, but no LoTW. For more details about the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room), see:
http://www.palau-radio.com/index.php?page=rr2014
TO8, MARTINIQUE
Christian, LA8OM, will be active as TO8M from Martinique (NA-107) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry. QSL via LA8OM, direct or by the Bureau.
UR3, UKRAINE
Look for 11 year old Eugene, UR3QTN, from Zaporozhye to be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/ Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via the Bureau.
VE2, CANADA (Zone 2)
Igor, VE3ZF, will be active as VE2IDX from Zone 2 during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ Low-Power entry. Igor will be operating from Sept-Iles, Northern Quebec. If like last time, he will be active before the contest using the VE3ZF/2 callsign. Igor informed OPDX last time, "I will use a YAESU FTDX5000D, Kenwood TL922a, phasing verticals on low bands and Spider beam on 14-21-28." QSL all callsigns via VE3ZF. His NEW VE3ZF address is: 1 Wardrope Avenue, Suite #3, Stoney Creek, Ontario, L8G 1R9, Canada.
VP2M, MONTSERRAT
George, K2DM, will be active as VP2MDG during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via K2DM, direct only or LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Members of the Minnesota Wireless Association (MWA) will be active as VP5S, a SSB callsign, for the first time this coming CQWW DX SSB Contest weekend. Scott, K0MD, will be leading the team of MWA operators to VP5 to operate from Jody's, VP5JM, QTH as a Multi-Single/High- Power operation. Operations mentioned are Scott/K0MD, Fred/K4IU, Pat/W0BM and Bill/AC0W. They will be on the air before the contest through Monday using the callsigns VP5/homecall. Operators will be on the low bands especially for Europeans and JAs who need VP5 confirmed. They will also spend time on the 30/17/12 meters bands and on digital modes for any U.S. operators who needs the band/mode slot confirmed. Scott suggests that any- one can send him an E-mail drscott.wright@gmail.com if they want to try a schedule with one of them outside of the contest to specifically work VP5 for band/mode slots.
YE, INDONESIA
The YE2A Team will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL only LoTW and direct. NO Bureau QSLs. ZS, SOUTH AFRICA. Bernie, ZS4TX, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or K3FN.
ZW5, BRAZIL
Members of the Araucaria DX Group (PY5GA) will be active as ZW5B from their club station during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via K3IRV.

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        The following stations are expected to be active in the
         CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th, 2015)
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       Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2015 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/cqs2015.html (By callsign)
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqsd2015.html (By entity)
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqsz2015.html (By zone)


           The CQ World-Wide DX Contest Web page and rules:
                     http://www.cqww.com/rules.htm


PLEASE NOTE: Bill, NG3K, informs that he has done something a little
different this year: He has harvested operations from his ADXO Web page
which have announced to be QRV during the contest period, but not speci-
fically for the contest, and included them in the SSB list. They are
indicated by an asterisk (*) immediately following the call sign.


------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Contest        DXCC       CQZ     Class         QSL
  Callsign       Entity                           Route
------------------------------------------------------------------------
3V8SS            Tunisia    33      SOAB          LoTW; QSL via LX1NO
3Z6O             Poland     15      SOAB
4L8A             Georgia    21      SOSB 20M      LoTW; QSL via K1BV
4L0A             Georgia    21      SOAB HP       LoTW
4U70UN*   United Nations HQ 05
4W/JE1CKA       Timor Leste 28                    JE1CKA
4X7R             Israel     20      M/S           4X6OM
5J0B      San Andres Island 07                    (C)
5P5X             Denmark    14      SOSB 40M      OZ0J; QSL via (B/d)
6Y9X             Jamaica    08      SO            KQ1F
8P2K             Barbados   08      SOSB 15M      KU9C
8P5A             Barbados   08      SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via NN1N
8P6ET            Barbados   08      SOSB          KU9C
8P9AL            Barbados   08                    KG9N
9H3PP            Malta      15      SO            HA5PP
9K2HN            Kuwait     21      M/?           LoTW; QSL via 9K2HN (B/d)
9K2K             Kuwait     21      SOAB          LoTW
9M2M          West Malaysia 28      M/M           9M2GET
9Y4D      Trinidad & Tobago 09      SOSB 20M      9Y4D
A35JP            Tonga      32      SO            JA0RQV
A71CV            Qatar      21      M/M           A71CV
A73A             Qatar      21      M/2           A71A
AH2R             Guam       27      M/2           LoTW
AH0BT       Mariana Islands 27      M/2           7L1FPU
AH0K        Mariana Islands 27      M/2           OH6GDX
BD1LT            China      24      M/?           LoTW; QSL via BD1LT (B/d)
C37NL            Andorra    14      M/M           C37URA
C4A              Cyprus     20      M/2           LoTW; QSL via 5B4KH and (C)
C5C              Gambia     35      SOAB LP       F5RAV (d)
C91B*            Mozambique 37                    LoTW
CB1H             Chile      12      M/?           CE1DY
CB3W             Chile      12      M/?           XQ4CW
CN2AA            Morocco    33      M/M           LoTW; QSL via UA2FM
CN2R             Morocco    33      M/2           W7EJ
CN3A             Morocco    33      M/?           IV3ZXQ
CQ7X             Portugal   14      SOSB 40M      CT7AGL
CR3A             Madeira    33      M/?           EA5GL
CR2X             Azores     14      TBA           OH2BH
CU2KG            Azores     14      TBA           OH2BH
D4C       Cape Verde Island 35      SOSB          IK2NCJ (B)
D4F       Cape Verde Island 35      SOSB         IK2NCJ (B); QSL via HB9DUR (d)
E2A              Thailand   26      M/2           (C); QSL via E21EIC
E2E              Thailand   26      M/?           HS0AC
E2X              Thailand   26      M/S           LoTW
E21YDP           Thailand   26      SOAB LP       E21YDP
E51EAQ   South Cook Islands 32                    LoTW; QSL via SP7DQR (B/d)
E51MQT*  North Cook Islands 32                    LoTW
E7DX   Bosnia & Herzegovina 15      M/S           E77E
ED1B             Spain      14      M/S           LoTW
ED1R             Spain      14      M/?           LoTW
ED1WW            Spain      14      M/2           EA1FCR
ED8W         Canary Islands 33      SOAB LP       EA1BP
ED9K        Ceuta & Melilla 33      M/2           EA7LS
EE5T             Spain      14      M/S           LoTW
EF8R         Canary Islands 33      M/S           LoTW
EF8U         Canary Islands 33      SOAB HP       LoTW
EI1A             Ireland    14      SO            LoTW
FY5KE         French Guiana 09      M/S           FY5KE (B)
GJ2A             Jersey     14      M/S           LoTW; QSL via ClubLog
HC0E             Ecuador    10      M/2           HC1JQ; QSL via (B/d)
HK1NA            Colombia   09      M/M           K6PIM
IB1B             Italy      15      SOSB 20M      IW1QN
IG9R          African Italy 33      SOSB 160M
IH9A          African Italy 33      SOSB 160M     LoTW
IH9MYC        African Italy 33      SOSB          eQSL
II2S             Italy      15      M/S           IZ2FOS
II9W             Sicily     15      SOSB 20M      LoTW
KG2A/KH2         Guam       27      SOAB          JJ1RJR (d)
KG4EM        Guantanamo Bay 08      SOAB          KB7GJ
KH7CW            Hawaii     31      M/S           LoTW; QSL via K2WR (B/d)
KP3Z            Puerto Rico 08      SOAB LP       N4AO
LP7D             Argentina  13      M/S           LoTW
LU8YE            Argentina  13      M/2           IK2DUW
LX7I             Luxembourg 14      SOAB          LX2A
LY2W             Lithuania  15      M/2           LoTW; QSL via LY5W (B/d)
LY7A             Lithuania  15      M/M           LoTW
MM1E             Scotland   14      SOAB LP       MM1E
NH7A             Hawaii     31      SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via F5VHJ (REF B/C)
NP2P         Virgin Islands 08      SOAB          LoTW
NP2X         Virgin Islands 08      SOAB          K5WW
OE2S             Austria    15      M/S           LoTW; QSL via OE2GEN (B/d)
OG55W            Finland    15      SOAB          OG55W
OH5Z             Finland    15      M/S           LoTW
OH0JFP         Aland Island 15      SOSB 15M
OH0X           Aland Island 15      SOAB          OH2TA
P40A             Aruba      09      SOAB          WD9DZV
P40W             Aruba      09      SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via N2MM (d/no B)
P49Y             Aurba      09      SOAB          LoTW
PJ2T             Curacao    09      M/?           W3HNK
PJ4G             Bonaire    09      M/S           WA2NHA
PJ4Q             Bonaire    09      M/?           W4PA
PJ7PL          Sint Maarten 08      SO LP         WA1ZAM
PQ5B             Brazil     11      M/S           PP5VB
PY0F/AA4NC Fernando de Noronha 11   SO            AA4VK
RM3F        Russia (Europe) 16      M/S           LoTW
S0S          Western Sahara 33                    EA2JG (d)
SI9AM            Sweden     14      M/2           SM3TIR
SZ1A             Greece     20      M/S           LoTW
T42US            Cuba       08      M/2           LoTW; QSL via WB2REM and (e)
T88ZO*           Palau      27                    JA1IST (B)
TA3/NY4G*        Turkey     20                    LoTW
TF3CW            Iceland    40      SOSB 20M      LX1NO
TF4X             Iceland    40      SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via G3SWH
TI5/NO8I         Costa Rica 07      M/?           NO8I
TO1E             St Martin  08      M/S           K9EL
TO2M             Martinique 08      SOAB HP       LY5W
TO4K          St Barthelemy 08      M/2           G3NKC
TT8AMO           Chad       36                    M0URX
TX7A*      French Polynesia 32                    JA1GZV
UE25R       Russia (Europe) 16      M/2           RN3RQ
UI0L          Russia (Asia) 19      M/S           RW0MM
V26B             Antigua    08                    KA2AEV
V3A              Belize     07                    M0OXO
V47JA      St Kitts & Nevis 08                    LoTW; QSL via W5JON (d)
V47T       St Kitts & Nevis 08      M/S           W2RQ (d)
V6AAA            Micronesia 27                    LoTW
V6WW             Micronesia 27                    JA2NQG
V63AH*           Micronesia 27                    DL2AH
V73D*      Marshall Islands 31                    LoTW
VB2T             Canada     02      M/S           VE2JCW (d)
VP2MDG           Montserrat 08      SOAB HP       K2DM (d)
VP2V/N3DXX Br Virgin Islands 08     M/S           NR6M
VP5S         Turks & Caicos 08      M/S
VP9I             Bermuda    05      M/S           LoTW; QSL via WW3S
XV2CJB           Vietnam    26                    LoTW; QSL via JJ2CJB
XX9*             Macao        SP9FIH as XX9TIH and SP2FUD as XX9TUD
YB8ROP           Indonesia  28                    LoTW
YB0NDT           Indonesia  28      SOSB 40M      LoTW; QSL via YB0NDT (d)
YE2A             Indonesia  28      M/S           LoTW
YN5Z             Nicaragua  07      SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via K7ZO
YS1YS           El Salvador 07      M/S           YS1GMV
ZA/OH2YY         Albania    15      SOAB          OH2YY
ZD7W             St Helena  36      SOAB          W6NV
ZW5B             Brazil     11      M/?           K3IRV


    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
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