DX Bulletin No. 1285
October 3, 2016
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From Strongsville, Oh
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, W1RM, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX,? GM3WOJ, HS0ZCW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete Rayer & ISWL, PS7AB, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, UT3UZ, VA3RJ & ICPO, and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 25th/September, through Sunday, 2nd/October there were 227 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH4, 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, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T30, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XW, YA, YB, YI, 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".
3B9, RODRIGUEZ ISLAND. Olof, G0CKV, will once again be active as 3B9HA from Rodriguez Island (AF-017) between November 24th and December 12th. Activity will be holiday style focusing on the low bands and CW. He also plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry. QSL via M0OXO or LoTW. 5H, TANZANIA. Maurizio, IK2GZU, will once again return to the "Mission Ilembula" to do some work at the new hospital and orphanage between November 7th and December 2nd. He plans to be active during his spare time as 5H3MB on the HF bands. Maurizio will use his FT-100 and the mission's TS-850 into a tri-band 3 element beam (20/15/10m) fixed on Europe and a vertical or dipole for the other bands. QSL via IK2GZU, direct or by the Bureau. Also, QSL via LoTW (after his return home) and eQSL. For more details, updates and an online log, visit his Web pages at: http://www.buffoli-pm.it/5h/Tanzania%202011.htm http://www.buffoli-pm.it/5h/qsl%20request.htm 5N, NIGERIA. Tom, PA3TG, will be active as 5N/PA3TG from Lagos and Port Harcourt, Nigeria, between October 2-20th. Activity will be limited to his spare time during most evenings on 20 meters. His operations from Lagos will be on CW and SSB, while from Port Harcourt will be SSB only. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct w/2 USDs. 5W, SAMOA. Operator Hiro/JF1OCQ and Taka/JH1BED will be active as 5W7X and 5W0ST, respectively, from Samoa between October 31st and November 9th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL 5W7X via JF1OCQ. QSL 5W0ST via JH1BED.
5X, UGANDA. Alan, G3XAQ, will once again be active as 5X1XA from Kampala between November 12-28th. Activity is usually on 80-10 meters CW only, and he plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th). QSL via G3SWH, OQRS or LoTW. 8Q, MALDIVES. Uwe, DJ9HX, will be active as 8Q7HX from Bandos Island (AS-013) between October 4-16th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via DJ9HX or LoTW. 8Q, MALDIVES. Dan, 4Z5SL, will be active as 8Q7DK from Maldive Islands (AS-013) between October 15-23rd. Activity will be on various HF bands using SSB and PSK. Equipment is Yaesu FT-897 into a wire antenna. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW. 9H, MALTA. Members of the Calabria DX Team will be active as 9H3LH from Malta Island (EU-023, ARLHS MLT-001) between October 5-9th. Operators mentioned are Alex/IK8YFU, Domenico/IW8RAO, Salvo/IZ8CZR, Louis/IU8GUK, Mauritius/IZ8SJA and Nick/IZ8SKO. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via IK8YFU direct, eQSL or LoTW. For more details, see: http://9h3lh.jimdo.com A3, TONGA (Update/Rare IOTA Cancelled). Masa, JA0RQV, who was expected to activate Niuafo'ou Island (OC-123) as A35JP/P between September 28th and October 4th, had to cancel his operation due to airline's operational problem. Instead, he participated in the Oceania DX (Phone) Contest this past weekend from Tongatapu Island [OC-049] as A35JP. He will go QRT from the Island on October 3rd. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, direct (SASE w/1 IRC), LoTW or ClubLog. For more details and updates, visit his Blog page at: http://blog.goo.ne.jp/rqv COWS OVER THE WORLD (Update/QRT). Tom, KC0W, and his all-CW "Cows Over the World" DXpeditions has come to an end and is heading back home. He reported on QRZ.com earlier in the week that "Everything I own was stolen on September 28th, from here in Kiribati (T30). They took all my radios, computers, amplifiers, antennas, coax,... EVERYTHING. They even took my clothing and shoes. I have literally NOTHING left....I type this with tears in my eyes." Some groups and individuals wanted to start raising funds for Tom to help him out, but on September 30th, Tom posted: "I have read the many supportive comments posted on both QRZ and eHam. A heartfelt thanks. Some guys have asked about financially donating to my plight. This is very generous but I respectfully and humbly decline. Us people from the Midwest are like that. Either too proud (or too dumb) to accept money with- out actually working for it. Please donate your time helping a kid learn Morse code if you want to 'donate' anything at all. My bank wired me funds so I can now eat again. (literally) No joke, they even stole all my food. I have cancelled all future DXing activity until I return back to the USA and purchase new equipment. Gud DX es Long Live CW from here in Western Kiribati where it's always 5NN. (except for when local 'QRM' makes you go QRT really quick) Tom KC0W" CR2/CT8, AZORES. Miguel, EA1BP, will be active as CT8/EA1BP from Graciosa Island (EU-175) between October 27-30th. Activity will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) using the callsign CR2B. QSL both callsigns via EA1BP. D4, CAPE VERDE. Operators Heiko/DL3VU, YL Barbara/DJ9YL, Dirk/DO4DJT and YL Thea/DO4THA will be active as D44TUL, D44TUN, D44TVA and D44TVF, re- spectively, from Santiago Island (AF-005) in October. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home callsign, direct or by the DARC QSL Bureau. E4, PALESTINE. Operator Chris/PA2CHR and Jos/PA3FYC will be active as E44CM from Jericho between November 15-24th. Activity will only be on 2m and 70cm EME. The complete time-table of operations is available on QRZ.com. QSL via PA3FYC. EM20, UKRAINE (Special Event). Look for special event station EM20UCRF to be active between October 10-30th. Activity is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Ukrainian State Centre of Radio Frequencies (UCRF). QSL via UT3UZ. IOTA NEWS.............. AS-131. Zhao, BD7IHN, will once again be active as B7/BD7IHN from Qi Ao Island between October 3-6th. Activity will be limited mostly during his morning and early evening on 30/20 meters using mainly CW with some SSB. QSL via BD7IHN. Log will be uploaded to ClubLog. AS-201. A Turkish radio group is now active as TC0MI from Marmara Island until October 5th. Activity is on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Operators mentioned are Metin/TA1ED, Mehmet/TA5FA and Alper/TA5ALR/DL3CT. QSL via TA5FA direct. EU-123. Operators Col/MM0NDX and George/EA2TA will be active as MS0INT from Great Cumbrae Island between November 18-20th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS. ISWL CALLSIGNS (For October). The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of October 2016: GX4BJC/A - Operated from Great Missenden, in Buckinghamshire, by John, G8XTJ. (/A WAB Square SP80 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841). MX1SWL/A - Operated from Walton-on-the-Naze, in Essex, by Herbie, G6XOU. (/A WAB Square TM22 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841). Herbie will also operate as: MX1SWL/P from various locations. His /P WAB information will be given if requested. ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL info is on or or via . NO LoTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for their awards. K5P PALMYRA VIDEO. A short video/slide-show is available online on the 2015 K5P DXpedition to Palmyra on YouTube.com at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mptBhHTf7BQ The video is about 10 minutes long and narrated by Valerie, NV9L. MD, ISLE OF MAN. Gordon, MM0GOR, will be active as MD1E from the Isle of Man (EU-116) during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th, 2017) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS. MD, ISLE OF MAN. Mark, M0UTD, will be active as MD1U from the Isle of Man (EU-116) during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th, 2017) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS. NC1L IN ICU. Pete, W1RM, reported on September 27th: "It saddens me to tell you that Bill is in the St. Francis ICU. He's in room 18. Please take a minute to send Bill a greeting via this E-mail link: https://www.saintfranciscare.com/emailApatient/defaultNew.aspx Keep him in your thoughts and prayers he needs it very much." September 30th Update from Pete: Bill's family has asked me to share this information: Today, September 30, Bill Moore, NC1L, is being moved to hospice care in St. Francis Hospital. His condition is such that it’s expected he will not be with us much longer. If you would like to send Bill a final greeting you can do so via this link. https://www.saintfranciscare.com/emailApatient/defaultNew.aspx " NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Yuriy, N2TTA, will once again be active from here as NP2P during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single- Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW. PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Roger/ON7TQ and Lef/ON6KX will be active as PJ4L from Bonaire Island (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) between November 1-11th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via ON3CQ. PJ4, BONAIRE. Rob, PA8A, will once again be active as PJ4B from Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) between January 8-25th, 2017. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using 100w into an end-fed antenna. QSL via his home callsign DIRECT ONLY (2 USDs+SAE). NO IRCs (not valid in PA). PA8A has been using this callsign since 2010 and onwards. There are no logs available 2009 and earlier. PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 3-9th)....... Oct/03rd HN Oct/06th AN Oct/08th AN Oct/04th HN Oct/07th AN Oct/09th AN Oct/05th 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 : 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. Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at: http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Martin, LU9EFO, will be active as PY0F/LU9EFO from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003) between November 7-14th.. Activity will be on various HF bands using SSB. QSL via F4HBW for direct only or LU9EFO via the Bureau. QSL INFO AND NEWS................... QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF... (September 25th & October 2nd) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3B8CW via NI5DX EI/EA3BOX via EA6DB ON500UTOPIA via ON3AR 3Z670BY via SP2PBM EJ0M via G0MTD OR7Z/P via ON7YZ 4U1WB via KK4HD F/OO5G via ON4GI OT4V/P via ON4VT (O/L) 7X3WPL via 7X3DL FM/DD5ZZ via DD5ZZ OY/ON6NB via M0URX (O) 7Y9GH via SM4VPZ G9V via M0VSQ (O) P49X via W0YK AN400A via EA4URE HB0/DL5YM via DL5YM PH9HB/AM via PH9HB (d) AN400C via EA4URE HC2AO via RC5A R75PKZ via RU3WR AN400D via EA4URE HF11FOG via SP9MOA S9BT via EA3BT AN400E via EA4URE HF670BY via SP2PBM S9WL via EA3BT AN400G via EA4URE HG30EUDXF via HA0HW (O) SC90SSA via SM7HZK AN400I via EA4URE HG44FY via HA8FY SK70CG via SM6JSM AN400L via EA4URE I1ASU/IS0 via I1ASU SN1923AXL via SP5KAB AN400M via EA4URE IC8/IK2ZJR via IK2ZJR SN670BY via SP2PBM AN400N via EA4URE II0IADC via IZ0FVD (O) SO670BY via SP2PBM AN400R via EA4URE II0IATO via IZ0EUX SP670BY via SP2PBM AN400S via EA4URE II2IAOG via I2QIL SQ670BY via SP2PBM AN400T via EA4URE II8IHBC via IU8CEU (d/e) ST26ASC via ST2M (d) AN400U via EA4URE IO4ENG via IQ4FE SV2/VE3DZ via VE3DZ AN400V via EA4URE IQ1SP via I1ANP SV8/IW0HQU/P via IW0HQU CE0Y/LU9VEA via IK2DUW IY7GMB via IK7JVE (d) SW9XB via DJ9XB CT9/DJ7JC via DJ7JC K3DY/AM via K3DY T88ON via JA3JND CT9/DL1RNT via DL1RNT KG4SS via K4MIL & (L) TC0MI via TA5FA D66D via OK6DJ LZ935MWC via LZ1KCP TF/DK2AB via M0INN DK7GG/DU6 via DK7GG/DU6 (d/DU-B/e) MD/DJ6OZ via DJ6OZ TM73CCP via F5PTA (e) DL40IPARC via DJ7PX MD/DL7JOM via DL7JOM V5/DK1CE via DH3WO(d); DK1CE(B) DM0MORSE via DM8AE (B) MD/DL7VEE via DL7VEE V633KS via JA6REX E703QLA via E71CQ MM/DJ1AA/M via DJ1AA V633ZH via JH6HZH EA7/G0KBO via G0KBO N2B via NT2X VK9NZ via ZL3PAH (O/L) EA9UV/P via EA9UV (d) OK/NT2X via NT2X ZA/SQ3RX via SQ3RX EG8WTD via EA8URE ON1418KNH via ON6KNH (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only HS0ZCW ON LOTW. Charly, HS0ZCW, reports, "I have entered all my contest contacts on my current computer logbook and all other contacts to LoTW. The correct record should now show up back to 1999 (most but apparently not all?). I am working to recover logs from two old computers, one in N1MM, and CT, and another in PROLOG logging program, mostly the latter for K4VUD. If your needed contact with me does not show up, please notify me by email. I have one old paper log yet to type in and also transfer very old computer logs into my master Log4OM program now in use." LOTW PASSWORD CHECKING CHANGE CAUSES PROBLEMS FOR SOME USERS! The following was posted on the ARRL Web page on 09/29/2016: (Excerpt) "An upgrade to the password-checking mechanism that authenticates Logbook of The World (LoTW) users has caused log-in problems for some clients." The complete post is available at: http://www.arrl.org/news/view/lotw-password-checking-change-causes-
problems-for-some-users QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: C6ANT, CY9C, DF0HQ, DL7VOG, EI5ASB, FG4NO, NP2X, OH1MA, RV3FT, UA9UX, VI6BLT50 and YV6BXN QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 9J2EP, GD4SKA and JT5NH QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!! S7, SEYCHELLES. Yury, R2DG, is now active as S79PA from Mahe Island (AF-024) until October 12th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and PSK. QSL via his home callsign, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. SX8, GREECE. Look for special event station SX8HOMER to be activated by Amateur Radio Club of Chios Island (SZ8XIO) [EU-049] between October 15th and December 15th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/10 meters using SSB and PSK31. Operators mentioned are SV8FCU, SV8GXQ, SV8GXT and SV8GXW. QSL via SV8GXQ direct (include a self addressed envelope plus 2 USDs (NO IRCs) or by the Bureau via SX8HOMER. QSL CARDS THAT DO NOT MEET THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE ANSWERED. All QSOs confirming via the Bureau or direct will be on February 27th. T2, TUVALU. Just a reminder that operators Nob/JF2MBF and Ken/JA2FJP continue their Pacific island tour to Tuvalu Islands (OC-015) this week. This is their fourth island on the tour, and they will be active as T2J between October 4-10th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via JA2FJP, direct, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. Next trip will be to Nadi, Fiji (OC-016), between October 11-13th, as 3D2GG. T31, CENTRAL KIRIBATI. By the time you read this, operators Dom/3Z9DX, Leszek/SP3DOI and Przemy/SP7VC should be active or close to be active as T31T from Kanton Island (OC-043). Length of stay was not mentioned. All operators are members of Rebel DX Group. It states on QRZ.com: "We are going for a 6 weeks trip to do radio activity and volunteer help to the local T31 community, including Radio Emergency Communication System. The residents don't have any type of communication with the rest of the world at this moment, and in case of any disaster or health problems, they can only count on themselves." Activity will be on 160-10 meters and probably be on CW, SSB and with some Digital modes. They will use Icom 7300 trans- ceivers with amplifiers. QSL via 3Z9DX direct (see QRZ.com) or ClubLog's OQRS (preferred). For more details or updates, see QRZ.com under T31T or . T8, PALAU. Akira, JH0CKF/DU1CKF/AF1Y, is once again active as T88MZ from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between October 4-7th. He is there on business, so activity will be limited to his spare time on 80-10 meters using SSB. QSL via DU1CKF, direct or by the Bureau, eQSL, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details about the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room), see: http://www.palau-radio.com/index.php?page=rr2014 TX8, NEW CALEDONIA. Look for special event callsign TX8JOTA during October 14-16th. Activity will take place during the "Jamboree on the Air" (JOTA) on various HF bands. QSL via FK QSL Bureau or eQSL. V3, BELIZE. Victor, WB0TEV, will be active as V31VP from Blackman Eddy Village (west of Belmopan) between October 6-11th. Activity will be on various HF bands including entries in the North American SSB Sprint and Makrothen RTTY Contests. He will use 100 watts and wire antennas. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. V6, MICRONESIA. Operators Keith/GM4YXI and Chris/GM3WOJ will once again be active as V6Z from Chuuk (Truk) Island (OC-011) between October 17th and November 1st. Activity will be on SSB and CW, with extra emphasis this year on 160m and 80m. They will have one station active in the UKEICC DX SSB Contest (October 22-23rd) and a Multi-2 entry in CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). Direct QSLs should be sent to Steve, N3SL. Please visit for more details, propagation charts, latest news and info, etc. VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS (On The Bird). Jay, AA4FL, who will be an operator of the VP5DX CQWW SSB team, is planning to be active as VP5/AA5FL from Middle Caicos Island (FL41cu) on the satellites during his stay out- side of the contest between October 16th and November 2nd. Equipment will be a FT-817 and Arrow II, and he will also have a TH-D7A as a backup for the FM birds. Jay states, "I have been told it has been ten years since there has been a SAT operation from VP5." VP6, PITCAIRN ISLAND. Operators Uwe/DJ9HX, Erno/DK2AMM, Hans/DL6JGN and Ronald/PA3EWP will be active as VP6EU from Pitcairn Island (OC-044) between February 16th and March 5th, 2017. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. There is no permission to operate on 60 meters. They will try to operate with 2 stations around the clock. The equipment will be 2x Elecraft K3, Expert 1.3 and a home-made 600 watt amplifier. The antennas will be a Spiderbeam or Hexbeam for 10-20 meters and verticals for the other bands. For 80/160m, they will use a K9AY and/or beverage antennas. They will stay and operate on a hilltop on the Island. QSL via Erno, DK2AMM. For more information, see their Web site at: http://www.pitcairn2017.de XT2, BURKINA FASO (Update). Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as XT2AW from Burkina Faso between November 13-20th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He states that he works mostly on the Digital modes (PSK31, JT65 and RTTY) and slow CW. Equipment is a FT-450D into a home-made HEX BEAM and a dipole for 40 meters. QSL via M0OXO, direct or OQRS . WW1, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Look for special event station WW1USA to be active from the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, to observe/commemorate the World War I "Battles of the Isonzo". Operators from the Raytown Amateur Radio Club of Raytown, Missouri, will sponsor this special operating event at the museum, starting at 15:00 UTC on Saturday, October 8th, through 22:00 UTC on Sunday, October 9th. All Amateur Radio Operators from around the world are invited to participate in this special event by contacting WW1USA on the radio. If you’re in Kansas City during the Special Event, all Amateur Radio operators who present an operator license will receive $5 admission to the Museum for themselves and up to three guests. (No other discounts apply.) Stations making contact with WW1USA during the special event can request a contact certificate through the website. A QSL card can be obtained via mail by sending SASE or by providing other return postage. You can also obtain an Electronic QSL card via eQSL. For more details, please visit: https://theworldwar.org/amateurradio ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. "The Daily DX" reports that Oliver, W6NV, is heading back to Ascension Island (AF-003) starting in late October through November and will be active as ZD8W. He will arrive on the island on October 12th. Look for him to be in the Worked All Germany Contest and the CQWW DX SSB Contest as Single-Op entries. Activity outside of the contest will be on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. Joining him in late November just before the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) will be Alan, K0AV, who will be active as ZD8V from Ascension between November 21st and December 1st. His activity outside of contest will be on 160-10 meters using mainly CW. During the CQWW DX CW Contest, both operators will sign as ZD8W as a Multi-2 entry. QSL ZD8V via K0AV, LoTW or ClubLog. QSL ZD8W via W6NV. ZF2, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Kan, JJ2RCJ, will be active as ZF2CJ from the ZF1A Amateur Radio Club Station on Grand Cayman Island (NA-016) between March 20-24th, 2017. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, but with a focus on RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct (only GS no IRCs), OQRS or LoTW. PLEASE NOTE: Kan has cancelled his VP5 operation (VP5JM closed). ZY3, BRAZIL (Special Event). Look for special event station ZY3WCP to be active between October 21-25th. Activity is to celebrate the 156th anniversary of the city Caçapava do Sul, RS, Brasil. Operation will be on 80/12/10 meters on SSB. QSL Manager is PU3KTM (see QRZ.com), by the Bureau or direct. For more information, see: https://www.facebook.com/events/301834833526077