DX Bulletin No. 1241
November 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, Sharon Taratula, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, NN1N, K2PF, W2GB, AA3B, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N6PSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, AJ9C, W0GJ, CO8ZZ, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F5PFP, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OH9MM, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PP1CZ, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SV1JG, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and VU2CDP? for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 15th/November, through Sunday, 22nd/November there were 229 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, 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, J5, J6, J7, 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, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9W, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, YA, YB, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".
3B8, MAURITIUS. Operators Jan/SM6GOR and Johnny/SM6JBC are now active as 3B8HB and 3B8JB, respectively, from Mauritius Island (AF-049) until December 11th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, RTTY, PSK and some SSB. QSL via their home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. 3B8/3B9, MAURITIUS AND RODRIGUES ISLANDS (Indian Ocean Tour/Update)
Matthias, DF6LO, will be active as 3B9/DF6LO from Rodrigues Island (AF-017) between November 24-29th, followed by an operation from Mauritius Island (AF-049) as 3B8/DF6LO between December 1-6th. Activity will be holiday style (3 hrs per day) mainly in the evening (after 1600z) on 30-10 meters, perhaps 40 meters. No skeds at all, sorry! He will use a FT-857D with 30 watts on JT65 and occasionally 100 watts on CW. QSL via LoTW and eQSL only.
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 CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or to LX1NO. Read about Ashraf on the following Web page at:
Zvi, 4X6FR, will be active as 4X7R from Herzliya during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via 4X6OM.
60 METERS NEWS (WRC-15 News)
The latest news about 60 meters from the WRC-15 meeting is available here:
Members of the Russian "Ural Contest Group" (UCG) will be active as 8Q7DV from the Maldives (AS-013) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) possibly All-Bands, but most probably only part time. Operators mentioned are Vadim/R9DX and Igor/UA9CDC. Activity outside of the contest will be limited because they have planned some other activities not linked to ham radio. The main purpose is to give out zone and country contacts to other participants. Their somewhat activity before and after the contest will be on CW, SSB and RTTY or PSK using a K3 and KX3 with an Expert 1.3K-FA linear amp. QSL via UA8DX, direct or by the Bureau.
Members of the Guam Contest Club will be active as AH2R during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are Nozomu/JE8KKX (AH2K), Toshinobu/JI3ERV (NH2C) and Mikawa/JR7OMD. QSL via LoTW or to JH7QXJ, direct or by the Bureau. PLEASE DO NOT QSL via the KH2 Bureau.
ANTARCTIC & SUBANTARCTIC EXPEDITION VIDEOS
Mehdi, F5PFP, has put together a great list of Antarctic and Subantarctic expeditions videos available on the Web. Check them out:
3Y0PI : Cape Eva Camp - Peter I Island
FB8AX : Port Martin - Antarctica
(From 3minutes 50 seconds to 26mn 50s in french language)
FT5XO : Port Jeanne d'Arc - Big Island of Kerguelen
FT5YJ: Port Charcot - Wandel Island, Antarctica
LU/FT5YJ : Almirante Brown - Antarctica https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPQYa25hC20
VK0IR : ANARE Station - Heard Island
VP8DLM: Base O -Danco Island Antarctica
VP8GEO: Husvik Whaling Station - Big island of South Georgia
VP8ORK: Waterpipe Refuge - Signy Island, South Orkney
VP8SSI : Corbeta Uruguay Station & Teniente Esquivel Refuge - South Sandwich Islands
VP8THU: Corbeta Uruguay - South Sandwich Islands
ZL9CI : Campbell Island Station
AU90, INDIA (Special Event)
Deepak, ?VU2CDP?, ?Contest and Awards Manager of the ARSI?, reports, "The Amateur Radio Society of India (ARSI) has just received permission from the licensing authorities to use the special call AU90IARU till 31st December 2015; similar to the many '90IARU stations on air currently. The QSL route is via VU2CDP with a strong recommendation for OQRS. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL regularly."
A group of Chinese operators will be active as B4T from Wuxi (coastal city of Jiangsu/Yixing) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-2/High-Power entry. QSL via BA4TB. Operators mentioned are Dale/BA4TB, Youjun/BD5XX, Tao/BG4TRN, Caros/BH4TXN, Xingang/BH4TVU, Tony/BH4SQE, He/BH4RQU and Jianshan/BH4RRG.
Look for the YinZhou Middle School Amateur Radio Club Station, located in NingBo City, Zhejiang Province, to be active as BY5CD during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-Multi entry. Their station consists of 2x Yaesu FT-2000 with stacked antennas for 40m and above. They also have 80m 4 SQ, 160m full size Slope with Beverage, and will use legal limit power. QSL via BD4HF, direct only. Also QSL via ClubLog's OQRS for direct cards only. Operators mentioned are Jack/BA5CW, Zhou/BA5DX, Xiang/BA5HAM, Guo/BA5AW, Huang/BG4HYK, Wu/BH4BIN, Shengtian/ BG5BUK and Joerg/DF9LJ.
CE0Y, EASTER ISLAND
Operators Yan/RZ3FW and Sergey/R4WAA will be active as CE0Y/RZ3FW and CE0Y/R4WAA, respectively, from Cabanos Honu Nui, Easter Island (SA-001), between November 24th and December 2nd. Activity will be holiday style on 160-10 meters using mainly CW with some SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS is preferred for direct or Bureau.
CR3/CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS
The CR3L contest station in Santana on Madeira Island (AF-014) will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are Ulrich/DJ2YA, Franta/ DJ0ZY, Falk/DK7YY, Ulf/DL5AXX, Emil/DL8JJ, Vesko/LZ2JE and Andy/PA4A. QSL CR3L via DJ6QT. Activity by operators outside of the contest will sign as CT9/homecall. QSL via their home callsign. Visit the CR3L Santana, Madeira Island, Web page at:
Sharon Taratula, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
5V7BJ - Togo; 2014 OperationDXCC NEWS (ZL9 Entity Name Change)
5V7MP - Togo; 2014 Operation
JD1BOX - Ogasawara; 2014 Operation
A52CVX - Bhutan; 2015 Operation
TY2AC - Benin; 2015 2018
TY4AB - Benin; 2015 Operation
V73D - Marshall Islands; 2015 Operation
ARRL Membership and Volunteer Programs Manager/DXAC Staff Liaison, Dave Patton, NN1N, reports: This is an admin- istrative change only. In the ARRL DXCC List, the name for the entity for ZL9 will be changed from Auckland and Campbell Is. To:
This is not a new entity or a changed entity -- it is a clarification of which islands count for the entity previously known as Auckland and Campbell Is.
EDITOR'S ADDED NOTE: For the official announcement, see the ARRL Web page at:
Operators Serge/R7KW, Oleg/YL3JM and Rustam/RU6K will be active from the Philippines between November 21-30th. Callsigns will be DU1/R7KW and DU1/YL3JM. Activity will be holiday style mainly from Mindoro Island, Luzon's Coast Islands (OC-244), and maybe 1-2 days from Lubang Islands Group (OC-126). Their operations will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Serge, R7KW, will be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) signing DU1/YL3JM as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Oleg, YL3JM, will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) signing DU1/YL3JM as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??m) entry. QSL both callsigns via K2PF (OQRS on ClubLog is the better way).
EF8, CANARY ISLANDS
Operators Marijan/S56A, Manuel/EA8ZS, Luis/EA8AY, Marion/EA8DP, Carlos/EA8DDM, Antonio/EA8BQM and possibly other EA8URL Club members, will be active as EF8U from Gran Canaria Island (AF-004) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW. To see the station, see:
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 March 16-29th (2016). Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY (but primarily SSB and RTTY). He will generally be on the highest frequency band that is open (favoring 12/10m). He will be active in the Russian DX and BARTG RTTY Contests (March 19-20th). Also, look for him to be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Assisted entry. QSL via KV1J, direct or by the Bureau. Also eQSL and LoTW. For more details and updates, check out his Web page at:
Larry, F6FVY, will once again be active from the "Radio Club de Kourou" (RACK) radio club station FY5KE in Kourou City during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??m)/ High-Power entry. QSL via FY5KE, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW.
GRUPO DX DE CUBA NEWS (Correction)
Members of the Grupo DX de Cuba (GDXC) have just finished their commemorative 35th anniversary operation with 13 special event stations which was on the air for one and one half months. We were informed by Raúl, CO8ZZ, that they made 20,000 QSOs on almost all bands and modes. He also wants to remind everyone that the GDXC is offering a "FREE" digital certificate to those who worked at least 7 of the following stations: T41GDXC, T42GDXC, T43GDXC, T44GDXC, T45GDXC, T46G, T46D, T46X, T47GDXC, T48G, T48D, T48X and T48C. To receive your "FREE" certificate, send your QSO data to: firstname.lastname@example.org
AF-119. The group who was active from Coetivy Island as S79C is now QRT and has arrived in Mahe as of November 22nd. Operators put 22,000 QSOs in the log. The log is expected to be uploaded to ClubLog now as there was no InterNet access from Coetivy Island. The log can be found on ClubLog at:
EU-125. Volker, DJ8VW, will once again be active as 5P8VW from Romo Island between December 6-18th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, including the 30/17/12m bands, using CW and SSB. QSL via DJ8VW ONLY DIRECT, LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog's OQRS.
Livio, IZ3BUR, is once again active as J52HF from the Cumura Hospital in Guinea Bissau until December 10th. Operators Libero/IK3RBE and Milena/IK3VZJ will also be there. Activity will be limited to his spare time, mainly on 20/15/10/6 meters using SSB and PSK31. QSL via I3LDP. The log will be uploaded to ClubLog's OQRS when he returns to Italy. For info about QSO/QSL, send an E-mail to:
Nigel, G3TXF, will once again be active as MZ5B from Eshaness, Shetland Island (EU-012, IOSA SH01, SCOTIA SI11, ARLHS SCO-075, BARLS A3838, WLH GM-026, WLOTA LH-0867, WAB HU27) during CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS for direct, Bureau and LoTW.
Ian, G3WVG, will once again be active from the Scottish Shetland Island (IOTA EU-012) as MZ5A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (160m) entry. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS for direct, Bureau and LoTW.
NCDXF PRESS RELEASE (NCDXF Announces Publication of Martti Laine, OH2BH
Article on Working DX Pileups -- dated November 20th) [edited]:
The Northern California DX Foundation is pleased and proud to announce that it has published a Special Edition of the NCDXF Newsletter consisting of an article by legendary DXer and DXpeditioner Martti Laine, OH2BH, on working DXpedition pileups. Martti’s article, entitled “It Takes Two to Tango,” reflects Martti’s lifetime of DXpedition experience, including the activation of 12 all-time new entities, and sets forth his thoughtful advice and reflections on how best to handle the pileups of DXers calling from Europe as well as other parts of the world. In today’s environment of stations calling out of turn and deliberate QRM, Martti’s advice could not be more timely and is destined to improve and enhance the DX experience for all. The article is available at the NCDXF website — www.ncdxf.org
NCDXF is pleased to make this article available for all. Since its founding in 1972, NCDXF has become the premier DX foundation in the world and has funded major DXpeditions to many Most Wanted Entities. In many cases, the NCDXF grant has made possible the successful activation of these rare entities. NCDXF is supported by amateurs around the world who believe in our mission of supporting DXpeditions to rare entities. The credit for the grants made by NCDXF goes to the NCDXF contributors, individuals and clubs, who make our grants possible. Have you contributed yet?
73, Glenn Johnson, W0GJ, NCDXF Vice President
OH9, FINLAND (Special Event)
Santa Claus Arctic Circle Team (SACT) will be active from Santa Claus Land (OH9SCL) during this December. This year activity will be very special. OH9SCL has now been active for 30 years from Arctic Circle!! This activity will be mostly on the HF bands on all modes. Operators include Raimo/OH3BHL, Erkki/OH9KL, Kimmo/OH9MDV, Juha/OH9MM and possible others. QSL via OH9AB, direct or by the Bureau. An OH9SCL award is also available. For more detailed information, check:
Operators Tom/K1KI, Trey/N5KO, Steve/K6AW and John/W6LD will be active as P40L from Pos Chiquito during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via WA3FRP. All P40L logs are uploaded to ClubLog and Logbook of the World. For details about the station, see:
Steve, PJ4DX/KH0UN (ex-9M6DXX and 9M8Z. Also G4JVG.), announced, "I'm planning to operate from neighboring Curacao (IOTA SA-099) as PJ2/KH0UN on 28 and 29 December 2015. As this will be a part time and short duration operation, I am not planning to have any QSL cards printed. However, all QSOs will be uploaded to Logbook of The World immediately after the operation."
PJ6, SABA AND ST. EUSTATIUS ISLANDS (Update)
Operators Seppo/OH1VR and Henri/OH3JR will be active as PJ6/OH1VR and PJ6/OH3JR from a cottage on Saba Island (NA-145, WFF PAFF-027, WLOTA 2043) between November 23rd and December 3rd. Activity will be the HF bands, 80-10 meters, as well as both stations will be an entry in CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th). In the contest PJ6/OH1VR will be a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry, and PJ6/OH3JR will be a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Stations will be active in 6 hour shifts. QSL PJ6/OH1VR and PJ6/OH3JR only direct to their home callsign.
PJ7, ST. MAARTEN
You only have a few more days to work PJ7ELY and PJ7K. Operators Toshi/JA1ELY, Yuki/JH1NBN and Hal/JR4OZR (Hal) will go QRT from St. Maarten (NA-105) on November 25th. QSL both callsigns via JA1ELY, direct ONLY. NO Bureau QSLs.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 23-29th)
Nov/23rd AN Nov/26th AN Nov/28th HN Nov/24th AN Nov/27th AN Nov/29th AN Nov/25th 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=6-9 100-400REALTIME 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. PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA
Leo, PP1CZ, will once again be active as PY0F/PP1CZ from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003, DIB OC-01, WLOTA 1208, WWFF PYFF-016) between January 19-26th, (2016). Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters with some tries on 6 meters (if he has propagation on this band) and using CW, RTTY and some SSB. QSL him direct or OQRS (email@example.com). NO Bureau or LoTW. Check out the pictures of his 2013/2014/2015 operations on QRZ.com.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (November 22nd) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4W/JA8BMK via JA8BMK LX/PA3A via PA3A UB5O/M via R5QA 9X0NH via G3RWF LZ259PA via LZ1KCP UW9I via EA5HPX CQ7X via CT7AGL OK/OM1AEG via OM1AEG VP5/W5CW via W5CW CR5C via OK4PA OM41TATRY via OM2FY YB8/DL3KZA via DL3KZA DK0WRTC via DJ9MH S79C via M0OXO YQ0U via YO5BFJ DQ40AIX via DJ9KR S79CD via DK4CD YU270AJM via YU7AJM FK8CE via NI5DX (d) SN90SZ via SP3PGR YY4CDM/P via YV4KW HT7C via TI4SU (d) T88DF via JH2DFJ YY6SEW via IZ5WTV (d) II2IARU via IK2AQZ TM7G via F4CWN ZL2IO via DK7AO (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW onlyPX8K (SA-004) QSL STATUS. Ren, PY8WW, reports that he has sent out 600 QSLs cards recently. QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5Q2J, 6O3A, CA7CAO, DF2WF, E51AAR, EK100GM, HB9IIY, IR4X, IT9SPB, IZ5EKV, MJ/K8PT, PD1RP, S57L, UT7E, YJ0BJ and ZV70FEB
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3DA0TM, 9F2SH, HC8/G8OFQ, HS3NBR/P (AS-145), HT7C, KL7NWR (NA-070), OE3K, TI9/3Z9DX (NA-012), UT1FG/MM, VE1CHL, VK6BP/P (OC-071), YB8RW/5 (OC-106) and YB8RW/5 (OC-109)
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4L1MA, 6O3A, 6W/AA1AC, 7P8CR, 8Q7NT, 9L1JT, A25CF, A6/N4QS, A71AE, CA7CAQ, CE3/DL5PV, CO6WD, DE1WSF (SWL), DF2WF, DG7RO, DL2AXM, DU1KA, E51AAR, E6GG, EA8/DM4MN, EC5EA, EF5R, F5MMB, F8FUA, FG/DL7VHS, FW5JJ, HA1AG, HG100ATOM, HK3W, HS0ZAR, I1LGR, J6/N9AW, JF4VZT, JM1CXW, KG4HF, KL7DG, MJ/DL2JRM, NL7V, OG0Z, ON7LX, ON7TK, OO7P, OY/DL2JRM, P40JW, PD38EU, RY7G, PJ2/N4GG, PJ4/N4RR, PP5AVM, PQ7Q, S57L, S9MX, SQ2J, SM7EHU, T6KK, TA2AL, TK/DL3TU/P, V26K, V51WH, V84YL, VE3XN, VE6BBP, WL7E, YB0ECT and ZF2DX
Siggi, TF3CW, will be active as TF2CW from the TF2LL station during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LX1NO direct only. No QSL via Bureau.
Members of the IRA club (Íslenskir radíóamatörar) will be active as TF3W during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to TF3MHN.
Jim, W8ERI, will be traveling to San Mateo Ixtatan, Guate- mala, to assist in the rewiring of the electrical system at the San Mateo Municipal School between December 3-15th. Look for him to be active during his spare time as TG5/W8ERI using an ICOM 706 MKII and a Buddipole. QSL via his home callsign.
Bud, AA3B, will be active as V26K from Antigua (NA-100) between November 26-30th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. This will be an all CW operation. Please QSL via AA3B.
Stuie, VK8NSB, will be active from Zone 29 during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via M0URX.
VK9WA WILLIS ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS
By the time you read this, the inter- national team of operators active as VK9WA from Willis Islets should be preparing to go or are QRT (November 23rd). QSL via N7SMI, direct or by the Bureau. Use ClubLog's OQRS for direct or Bureau QSLs is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. QSLing priority is listed on their Web page. ClubLog's OQRS will be available shortly after the conclusion of the DXpedition. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL shortly after the operation. Complete details can be found on their Web page http://vk9wa.com
VP6, PITCAIRN ISLAND (Also FO)
Uli, DL2AH, will be active as VP6AH from Pitcairn Island during later in 2016 between September 3rd and November 25th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. Operations will be 100 watts + Triple Leg or Windom antenna. QSL via his home callsign direct only.
ADDED NOTE: Uli will also be active as FO/DL2AH from Mangareva/Gambier Island (OC-063), and probably TO2AH or TX2AH, some days before his VP6AH operation.
VP8SGI/VP8STI DXPEDITION NEWS
(Press Release from the Intrepid-DX Group VP8STI/VP8SGI Team).
Paul, N6PSE, sent out the following on November 17th [edited]: The VP8STI-South Sandwich, VP8SGI-South Georgia and VP8IDX (Falk- lands & /MM) licenses have been issued and are in hand. In just six short weeks, the team will be making their voyage to South Sandwich Island. Our ship, the venerable RV Braveheart, is being prepared and loaded for her long voyage halfway around the world to meet the team in the Falkland Islands.
We expect to land at South Sandwich and begin operations sometime on January 17th if sea conditions and weather permit. After ten days at South Sandwich, we will break camp and voyage three days to South Georgia. We expect to land and be on the air on February 1st.
This is a “Pure DX” Dxpedition. The team is not mountain climbing or collecting specimens, our sole focus is getting you in our logs! We will work very hard to do that!
To date, we have raised $153,500 from the global DX Community. The 14 team members have contributed $210,000 towards our entire budget of $425,000. If your club or you yourself have not already donated will you please consider a donation? We cannot get there without you!
The Intrepid-DX Group is an IRS approved 501.C.3 non-profit organization and your US contributions are tax deductible.
Please watch for updates and announcements in The Daily DX, DX-World, DX Coffee and DX News. [ed. Also the OPDX Bulletin]
Thank you, Paul N6PSE, Co-Leader, VP8 Team
Pai, VU2PAI, in Mangalore, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Activity will be on 160-10 meters. QSL via VU2PAI direct (QRZ.com address). Please do not send green stamps. IRCs are "OK".
XV, VIETNAM (Update)
Mats, RM2D (SM6LRR), will be active as XV2D from Phan Tiet between November 23rd and December 5th. Activity will be holiday style, but he will make a serious effort for the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th). Entry category will be defined later [possibly SB 40m or 15m or AB (problems to erect 80 and 160 meters antennas at that location)]. Activity before and after the contest will be holiday style mainly on CW, SSB, and possibly some Digital modes, on 40-10 meters including the 30/17/12m bands. QSL via LoTW or direct to SM6LRR. NO Bureau QSLs.
The YE2A Team will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry. QSL only LoTW and direct. NO Bureau QSLs.
Mike, AJ9C, will once again be active as YN2CC near Granada, Nicaragua, between November 25th and December 2nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Also, Mike will be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or direct and by the Bureau to his home callsign. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW upon his return home and QSLs can be requested via the OQRS on ClubLog.
YS90, EL SALVADOR (Special Event)
Members of the Club de Radioficionados del El Salvador will be active as YS90IARU from San Salvador until December 31st. Activity is in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the IARU. Operations will be on the HF bands. QSL via W3HNK.
Three Serbian operators plan to do a Single-Op/Single-Band entries from Albania during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th). Look for the following operators:
ZA/YU7CM -- Barichek, YU7CM; on 160 meters. Active between November 24th and December 1st. QSL via YU7CM.ZL9, NEW ZEALAND SUBANTARCTIC ISLANDS (Rare IOTA).
ZA/YT7DQ -- Kéki, YT7DQ; on 40 meters. Active between November 24th and December 1st. QSL via YT7DQ.
ZA/YT5Z -- Tibor, YT5Z; on 10 meters. QSL via YU1FW. Stay unknown.
It was announced this past week that operators Bob/KD1CT, Stan/SQ8X and Craig/VK5CE will be activating a rare/new IOTA, Antipodes Island (OC-286P), in early 2016. This will be the first time anyone has ever activated it. Operation is expected to take place between January 7-11th. The callsign will be ZL9A. This operation will count under the new DXCC entity name "New Zealand Subantarctic Islands" (the old name - Auckland and Campbell Islands [ZL9]) for DXCC purposes as mentioned above under "DXCC NEWS". A Web page has been activated to provide more details and help collect funds for this operation at:
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