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OPDX Bulletin 1289 October 31, 2016

OPDX Bulletin 1289 October 31, 2016
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1289
BID: $OPDX.1289
October 31, 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, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5GS, N7NG, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, CO2KL, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HS0ZIA, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OH2BH, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete Rayer & ISWL, PY4WAS, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and 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, 21st-October, through Friday, 28th-October there were 235 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/m, 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, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T2, T30 T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, 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".
3G, CHILE. Members of the Radio Club "Antofagasta DX Team" (CE1ANF) will
be active as 3G1G from Port of Gatico (Zone 12, WW Loc. FG47vi) between
November 25-27th. Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and JT65. Operators mentioned are Melo/XQ1TUW, Manuel/
CE1DFU, CE2NGN, Pedro/CE1WML, Jose/CA1JST, Jorge/CA1JOK, Fernando/CA1FAA,
Iván/CA1IVL, Domingo/CA1DSA, CA1CMX, CD1CVS and CE3TVP. More details are
available on QRZ.com. QSL ONLY VIA DIRECT. NO BUREAU, NO eQSL, NO LoTW.

4L, GEORGIA. Operator Gia, 4L4WW, will be active as 4L0A from Obcha
(Western Georgia) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as
a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or via
EA7FTR. He states, "PLEASE do not send QSL cards direct to him".

4X, ISRAEL. Arthur, 4X4DZ, will be active as 4X2M during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/High-Power
entry. QSL via his home callsign.

5T, MAURITANIA. Ahmad, 9K2AI/5T2AI, will be active as 5T4C from Mauritania
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-
Band (40m) entry. QSL via NI5DX.

6Y, JAMAICA. Paul, K1XM, will once again be active as 6Y9X from Jamaica
(NA-097, WLOTA 0214) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th)
as a Single-Op/All-Band/Assisted entry. QSL via KQ1F.

9K, KUWAIT. Operators Hamad/9K2HN, Khalid/9K2HK, Ahmad/9K2QA, Ahmed/9K2QA,
Faisal/9K2RR and Ali/9K2WA will be active as 9K2HN during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via Club's OQRS.
Visit the home page at:         http://www.9k2hn.com

A2, BOTSWANA. Giles, M0TGV, states, look for A25UK to be reactivated in
in the spring of 2017. A team of 10 individuals will be returning to
Botswana for 10 days. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB,
RTTY and PSK. Some of the operators named are Nobby/G0VJG, Nick/G4FAL,
Giles/M0TGV, Tony/G4LDL and Edd/GM0WED. QSL via M0OXO or via ClubLog's
OQRS. Look for more details to be forthcoming. Also, visit their Web
page at:           https://www.prismembroidery.co.uk/dxexp/a25uk

AH2, GUAM. Members of the Guam Contest Club will be active as AH2R during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators
mentioned are: JA1KSA, Atsuo/JE6HIB, Kazuma/JG3RPL, Toshinobu/JI3ERV (NH2C),
Mikawa/JR7OMD and Danilo/KH2JU. QSL via LoTW. PLEASE DO NOT QSL via the KH2
Bureau.

AT2, INDIA. Dennis, W1UE, will be active as AT2W from India during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry. QSL via W1UE.

B7, CHINA. Operators Terry/BA7NQ, Yang/BD7IXG, Zhi/BD7PUZ, Chen/BD7IT,
Shiyu/BD7KSF, Lyu/BD7MFB, Rumei/BD7LMD and Wong/VR2KW will be active as
B7P from Chen's, BG7KTA, QTH in Foshan City (OL63NA), south of CHINA,
nearby Guangzhou City, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th)
as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via BA4EG.

BY, CHINA. Look for the BY5HB (the Gaoqiao Middle School callsign) in
Hangzhou City to be activate during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via BG5EFD. Operators mentioned
are Andy/IK7YTT, Feng/BG5EFD, Jack/BA4ALC, Wu/BG4AHK, Siqing/BG4HRM and
Fara/BD5HST.

CO, CUBA (Special Event). Members of the Holguin Radio Club will activate
special event station CO0CB between October 28th and November 1st. Activity
is to commemorate Christopher Columbus's arrival to the Cuban lands.
Operations will be on 80/40/20/17/15/10/2 meters using various modes.
QSL via CO8NDZ direct or LoTW. Operators mentioned are Álvaro/CO8OB,
Idalmis/CO8ICA, Amaury/CO8AGE, Zulema/CO8MGY, Hernán/CO8HH, Esteban/CM8ECS,
Pedro/CO8JNN, Eloy/CM8ETM and Enrique/CM8SE.

COWS OVER THE WORLD (Update). Tom, KC0W, and his all-CW "Cows Over the
World" DXpeditions has posted (on QRZ.com) the following update, dated
October 24th: I will be in the Philippines from 26 October - 25 November
& the callsign will be 4I7COW. This unique prefix has never been issued
before so it should generate some good interest.
  The TG/KC0W DXpedition to Guatemala has been cancelled due to the
possibility of going to 3C0 and 3C.
  I'm currently planing DXpeditions to both Equatorial Guinea & Annobon
after 4I7COW goes QRT. Fantastic progress is being made acquiring the
3C and 3C0 licenses. This would not have been possible without the VERY
helpful assistance of the Equatorial Guinea licensing authorities.......
.....Further information regarding these proposed 50-60 day long DX-
peditions to Equatorial Guinea & Annobon will be posted soon.

DX2, PHILIPPINES. Operators Patrick/4F1PH, Gil/4F2KWT, Jim/DU3JH, Edilberto/
DU3JA, Larry/DU3LA and Joshua/DW1ZCO will be active as DX2R from 4F2KWT's
beach house at San Fernando City, LA Union, Philippines, during the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL
via LoTW or W3HNK.

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Roly, ZL1BQD, will once again be active as E51RR
from Rarotonga Island (EU-013) between October 29th and November 25th.
Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters using mainly JT9, JT65 and some CW.
QSL via his home callsign.

EF8, CANARY ISLANDS. Operators Juan/EA8RM, Leonid/RA5A, Andrei/RA6LBS,
Alexandr/UA5C, YL Elena/RC5A, Pavel/RU5A, Pekka/EA8AH, Mauri/EA8CMX,
Mike/RU3UR, Alexei/UA4WW, UA3DJX, Igor/RN0CT, Carlos/EA8KW, Ruben/EA8AVJ
and Jack/R2AA will be active as EF8R from Gran Canaria Island (AF-004)
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry.
QSL via the Bureau. Operators are calling themselves "The Magic Mauntain
International Team".

EI11-99, IRELAND. From January 1st through December 31st, 2017, Irish
Radio Amateurs will be on air with nine special callsigns - EI11WAW through
to EI99WAW. Each call will be associated with one of the counties making
up the "Wild Atlantic Way". Each callsign will have its own distinctive
QSL card depicting a highlight of the county linked to the callsign.
QSL requests via ClubLog or the Bureau. For requests for a direct QSL via
ClubLog or to EI6AL enclose $2, or €2 via paypal to .
A Certificate will be made available for download to any station that works
all nine calls, any band any mode. Apply by email to QSL manager EI6AL
giving name and call. A certificate can also be sent by post - send €5 ($5)
to cover postage either through ClubLog, direct to EI6AL or via paypal to
. For more info, see QRZ.com under each special callsign.

GU, GUERNSEY. Bob, GU4YOX, from Guernsey Island (EU-114), will be active
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band
(80m)/Assisted entry. QSL via GU4YOX direct or LoTW.

HH2, HAITI. Jim, VA3MPG, who has been active as HH2/VA3MPG in Haiti since
November 2015, will be ending his Mission work on November 27th. He states,
[edited] "Due to the electoral process being a mess here in Haiti. I have
some leave planned between Oct. 29th to Nov. 7th, and will be staying here
in Haiti to play radio. Working all HF bands including digital modes.
Will be on SSB Voice 10, 15, 20 and 40 meters as well as JT65 and PSK31.
I have tried a little RTTY, but have not had much luck on that mode for
some reason. QSL Direct via VE3NLS or e-QSL, LoTW, ClubLog, and QRZ.com.
I'm still looking for DXCC SSB and Mixed so that is my goal before I finish
here. We work 7 days a week so only have a few hours to operate in the
evening after 2100z. I am hoping to spend most of my time off Oct 29 to
 November 7 on the air trying to meet those goals, but must admit I will
set time aside to lay by the pool a couple of hours provided it doesn't
rain. Been wet, damp since the Hurricane so I pick my openings to operate."

IOTA NEWS..............
  NA-057.  John, AD8J, will once again be active as HR9/AD8J from Roatan
           Island between October 29th and November 12th. When not scuba
           diving, look for John on 80-10 meters using mostly CW. QSL via
           his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

  SA-028.  Members of the Cabreuva DX Team will be active  as ZV2TA from
           Tamandua Island (New DIB-SP021) between November 19-20th.
           Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10/2 meters using CW, SSB and
           the Digital modes. QSL via PY2XIZ.

ISWL CALLSIGNS (For November). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of November 2016:

 GX4BJC/A - Operated from Hartford, in Cambridgeshire, by Tom, G3RPV.
             (/A WAB Square TL27 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).

 MX1SWL/A - Operated from Eastbourne, in East Sussex, by Peter, G0NQZ.
             (/A WAB Square TQ50 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).

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.

JT, MONGOLIA (Update). A team of operators are expected to be active as
JT5DX from Ulaanbaatar (big farm by JT1CO) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via JT1CO direct only.
Operators mentioned are Choigonjav/JT1CO, Naran/JT1BV, Suhe/JT1BZ,
Togtokhin/WV6E and Ken/K4ZW.

KP4, PUERTO RICO. Daniel, KP4BD, will be active as KP4BD from Las Piedras
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry. QSL via KP4BD or LoTW.

LY60, LITHUANIA. Members of the Kaunas University of Technology Radio
Club (celebrating their 60th anniversary) will be active as LY60KTU
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Multi entry.
QSL via LoTW.

NP3, PUERTO RICO (NA-099). Eric, NP3A, will be active during the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry.
QSL via WD8CW or LoTW.

NP3, PUERTO RICO (NA-099). Members of the El Combete Contest Team (WP3E)
will be active as NP3U during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th)
as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via LoTW. Operators mentioned are Uris/NP4WW,
Luis/NP4RA, Rafael/NP3RE, Carlos/KP4CPC, Carlos/WP4U, Angel/WP3GW, Edgardo/
NP4EG, Ernesto/KP4EC, Luis/WP4MLX and Rey/WP3HP.

OA, PERU. Operators Tony/OA4DX, Guillermo/OA4/XQ3SA, Allan/OA4/EA3HSO and
Diego/OA4DKN will be active as OA4O from the Peruano Club Station during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Op/All-Band entry.
QSL via LoTW.

OJ0B, MARKET REEF (GROUP STILL STRANDED ON ALAND ISLAND). As of Wednesday,
evening, 2000 UTC, Wayne, N7NG, reports: It has been a long week of watching
the WX developments and a changing low and high pressure. So the group is
weary but yet committed to land on Market Reef to give a worthy CQWW
multiplier to those who Deserve. ES2RR, OH2BH and OH2PM are hotel-based
in the capital Mariehamn, still suffering from the rough seas. But they
have decided to try landing tomorrow at their sunset, around 14 UTC. If
they are not successful they will return to set up in OH0. The helicopter
option would then only be used for their return pickup because of the weight
limit. If you hear OJ0B in the contest remember this mult is worth its
weight in gold. LAST MINUTE UPDATE FROM OH2BH (October 28th): The group
found a short weather window late at night in darkness and landed safely
on Market Reef. They wil try to get operational during the day with high
winds bothering their antenna work - temperature 6 C....

OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Kim, OH6KZP, will be active as OH0X from Aland Island
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry. QSL via OH2TA.

PJ2, CURACAO. Maarten, PA3EYC, will once again be active as PJ2/PA3EYC
from Curacao Island (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) between November 10-22nd. Activity
will be on 160-6 meters using mainly CW. QSLs will via his home callsign,
by the Bureau, direct, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.

PJ7, ST. MAARTEN. Felix, HB9FLX, is now active as PJ7/HB9FLX from the
Azure Hotel, Simpson Bay, on Sint Maarten (NA-105), until November 4th.
Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/10 meters using SSB and the Digital
modes. He plans to be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th).
His equipment is an Icom IC-7200 w/100w into a Hexbeam and HyEndFed
Wire Antenna. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 31st-November 6th).......
 Oct/31st HN      Nov/03rd  HN     Nov/05th  AN
 Nov/01st AN      Nov/04th  HN     Nov/06th  AN
 Nov/02nd 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       100-400

  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

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  CWJF GROUP (QSL MANAGER!) Ed, PY4WAS, President of the CWJF Group,
  informs OPDX: The CWJF GROUP , was founded in 1985.
  It is 30 years of uninterrupted activity. We are the largest CW group
  in South America and one of the world's largest. We currently have 254
  members, spread over 54 different countries. Since 2011, we are con-
  ducting a worldwide contest (CQMM DX CONTEST) and in just six years,
  we are already among the top 10 CW contests in the world. We are the
  QSL MANAGER of 29 stations (see below) and ask for your support in
  disseminating the indicative. In advance thank you for your valuable
  collaboration. STATIONS:
   8R1PY (Nov/2007)   PQ8KL        PY4WAS/PU8     ZW4WAS
   5T1MM (Apr/2014)   PT8CWA       PY4WAS/PV8     ZY8T
   5T2MM (Apr/2015)   PT8CW        ZP5AJR         ZZ4W
   CO6CAC             PT9FH        ZP5KO          ZZ4WAS
   PP8CW              PW7MM        ZP5R ZZ8W
   PP8ZAC             PY0FA        ZP7NIA
   PQ4W               PY0FZ        ZV8WAS
   PQ7MM              PY4WAS/PQ8   ZV92WAS

        We do not send QSL via bureau.
        QSL via PY4WAS or PY4KL 
       Address: Rua Dr. Edgard Quinet, 35 apto 401
                Bairro Morro da Glória
                36036 - 080 Juiz de Fora - MG
                BRAZIL

  JUST A REMINDER (New QSL Service Fee Structure Effective Nov. 1, 2016):
    ARRL members — including foreign members, QSL Managers, or managers
  for DXpeditions — should enclose payment as follows: $1.15 per ounce,
  plus 7.00 USDs QSL Bureau service fee. For example, a package containing
  1.5 pounds of cards — 24 ounces, or about 225 cards — will cost 34.60
  USDs. Please see the information below for additional pricing details.
  The minimum charge is 8.15 USDs for one ounce or less. DXCC credits
  cannot be used towards the QSL Service fee. You should use an accurate
  scale to weigh your cards. Most post offices have scales that you may
  use. Please pay by check (or money order) and write your callsign on
  the check. Send cash at your own risk. DO NOT send postage stamps or
  IRCs. Please make checks payable to: "The ARRL Outgoing QSL Service."
  If you would like to know that your cards were received at the ARRL
  QSL Bureau, include your e-mail address and we will notify you.
  Notifications will only be made by e-mail. Packages received with
  insufficient payment will not be processed until the balance is paid
  in full. The outgoing QSL bureau does not keep money on account. Current
  Rates Until October 31, 2016.

  PIRATE ALERTS.....
    SV2ASP/A - "The Daily DX" reports: The SV2ASP/A callsign was pirated.
               DL5EBE reports that Apollo underwent major surgery last
               month and was hospitalized again all of last week. While
               he was laid up a phony was on 20 CW using his callsign.
               SV1DPI, Kostas, also confirms this news and in addition
               reports Monk Apollo is now back in Mount Athos. October
               16-18th was a pirate. (Bernie notes: Most likely the
               October 22nd and 23rd operations were also bogus).
    Also pirated callsigns were: 4U1ITU, 5H3PM, HV0A, VU2TS and YI1H.

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4Z5IW, 5A1AL (after PayPal), 7S5A, AT2SL (AS-176),
  D66D, CB1D, CE0Y/LU9VEA, FK8DD, G7OGX, HK1X, LX1NO, LY1G, LZ/IK3GES,
  OH0CO, RK6CI, RW9JZ, S9BT, SX1S, TK4LS, TR8CA, V6Z, VE2CQ, VK9LX, VK9NZ
  and ZB2TT

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5W0JHQ, HB0/DL5YM, HB0/DL5YL, R70ASIA (AS-070),
  RK1O/P (EU-161), S9WL, S9WT, VE3LYC/KL7, VK5CE/P (OC-228), YJ0COW and
  YS3/DL5YWM (NA-190)

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3B8/DJ7RJ, 3XY1D, 5H3EE, 5P4MG, 5V7D,
  5Z4HW, CE1DY, DF90KWTJ, DL20GDXF, E6GG, EK/DL7UFR, ES9A, FM/DL7VOG,
  LX1CC, LX1RFJ, MU0REW/P, OH0/ES2TT, OU4ZZ, OX/DK1BT, OX/DL7DF, PJ6/G3TXF,
  TA0/DL7VBJ (AS-201), TK/DL4FF, TN6X, TT8DX, TX6G and V5/G3TXF

STANDARD TIME. Remember to change your clocks next weekend! Countries who
observe Daylight Saving Time (DST), which took place on Sunday, March
13th, are now expected to move their "local clocks" backward 1 hour on
Sunday, November 6th, from 2:00 AM local time to 1:00 AM. In 2017, Day-
light Saving Time (DST) will again go into effect on Sunday, March 12th,
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.

T31W CENTRAL KIRIBATI (2017 DXpedition To Kanton Island -- CANCELED).
The following press release was sent out on October 24th by Gene, K5GS:
  With the recent activation of T31 by a small European team the Per-
severance DX Group (PDXG) and T31W team have canceled their planned 2017
T31W activation. Usually when a DX-pedition is canceled there is little
to no explanation for the decision. We will be more open:
  As you may recall, we announced our intention to activate T31, Most
Wanted Number 16, in March, 2016. We began building the team, applied
for a license, secured a boat capable of safely transporting 12 operators
and submitted documentation for visas. Additionally, banking arrangements
were made, a Limited Liability Company was formed, we opened the website
and documents were submitted by the team members. In other words, signi-
ficant time and effort were expended by the team, including an outlay of
money.
  Seven months after we announced T31W a 3 man team from Europe activated
T31 and made a total of 30,000 QSOs. Of the total, 5,000 QSOs were with
Europe where T31 is one of the most needed entities. Subsequently, they
announced their intention to return to T31 in 2017 to finish the job.
Based on these events it makes no sense for us to commit personal or
donated funds to continue the project.   
  When the news of this recent T31 activation became public we considered
switching to one of two back-up DXCC entities. One that we've been in
discussions with the governing agencies for over 2 years, and another
that recently came into view. These alternatives are still under con-
sideration. 
  We thank the DX community for their past support of our projects;
donations made to T31W will be refunded over the next 30 days.
  Questions may be directed to:  info@t31w.com

T42, CUBA. Members of the Havana Contest Group will be active as T42A
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single/
High-Power entry. Operators mentioned are Amed/CO2AME, Jorge/CO2II,
Bob/CO2KL and Moises/CM2VT. They will use 3 elements mono band antennas
for 10, 15 and 20m bands, 2 elements beam on 40m, an inverted V dipole
on 80m and a Slopper for the Top Band. QSL via RW6HS.

TC29, TURKEY (Special Event). Members of the Trak Ham Radio Club will
activate the special event station TC29EKM between October 28-31st.
Every year in Turkey and Northern Cyprus, on October 29th, they celebrate
the national holiday called "National Day" of the Republic of Turkey
Grand National Assembly (October 29, 1923) to commemorate the proclamation
of management. QSL via info on QRZ.com.

TI, COSTA RICA. Members of the North East Tarrant Amateur Radio Club
(NETARC) are now active from Liberia (WW Loc. EK70jq), Costa Rica, signing
TI7/homecall until October 31st. Operators mentioned are Tom/K4ZGB, Jason/
KC5HWB, YL Judy/KE5OYQ, Jim/W5AP, John/W5EXJ and Randall/WA0D. This is a
"Buddipole DXpedition". The group plans to be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 29-30th). Listen for the QSL info.

UP2, KAZAKHSTAN. Operators Vladimir/R9IR, Oleg/RM9I, Sergey/RU9I, R9HBA,
Gennady/UA9MA, Serge/RN9N, Sergey/RU9MX, Vladimir/UN6LN, Valery/UN7LZ and
Grigory/UN9LG will be active as UP2L during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
29-30th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via UA9AB.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Operators Jim/K4QPL and Will/AA4NC will
be active as VP5M during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as
as Multi-Single entry. QSL via K4QPL or LoTW. PLEASE, NO BUREAU QSLS.
Outside of the contest, look for operators to sign as VP5/K4QPL and
VP5/AA4NC. Will states that he will be there between November 21-30th.
His activity will be holiday style on 160-10 meters (including 30/17/12m)
using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign (No Bureau).

VP9, BERMUDA. George/GM0IIO/GM4O/KQ8Z will be active as VP9I from Ed/
VP9GE's Hamilton Parish QTH (NA-005, WLOTA 0201) for the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power/Unassisted
entry. Outside of the contest George will be active as VP9/KQ8Z between
November 23-30th. QSL both callsigns via GM0IIO.

VR, HONG KONG. Alberto, IV3TAN, will be active as VR2XAN during the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry.
Activity outside of the contest is mostly on the Low Bands (40/80/160m on
CW/SSB). He uses an Icom 756 Pro III with an Icom IC-2KL (400w) amp into
a Crushcraft D4, rotary dipole 10-40 meters and Inverted V Kelman dipole
80/160 meters. QSL via: Alberto Annesi, 1/F, 7A Nam Shan Road, Peng Chau
Island, Hong Kong.

W9, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Look for special event station, W9C,
to be active beginning on Monday, October 31st, at 1300z (0800 CDT) through
Sunday, November 6th, at 2300z (1800 CDT). Activity is to commemorate the
birth of an outstanding American - Walter Cronkite - "The Most Trusted Man
in America". Check for the listing in November 2016 QST. Operations of
W9C will occur on 80-10 meters (excluding 60 meters) using CW, SSB and
RTTY at various times throughout the operation period. A nice certificate
of accomplishment and QSL card for your contact is available. Please
indicate your QSO date, time, frequency, mode and signal report.
A certificate to be returned by E-mail may be requested by sending an
E-mail to:                      n9tk@comcast.net

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Yuki, JH1NBN, is now active as ZF2ZB from Cayman
Islands (NA-016) until November 5th. Activity will be on various HF bands
and an entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). QSL via JH1NBN.
PLEASE NOTE: The callsign ZF2ZB has been used before by K7WZB and K9WZB
in April-May 2009. QSL via K9WZB direct.

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        The following stations are expected to be active in the
         CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th, 2016)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
       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/cqs2016.html (By callsign)
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqsd2016.html (By entity)
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqsz2016.html (By zone)

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

------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Contest        DXCC       CQZ   Class     QSL
  Callsign       Entity                     Route
------------------------------------------------------------------------
3V8SS            Tunisia    33    SOAB LP   LoTW; QSL via LX1NO
3W2DK            Vietnam    26    SO LP     LoTW; QSL via N0ODK (B/d)
4L0A             Georgia    21    SOSB 40M  LoTW
4X2M             Israel     20    SOSB 15M  4X4DZ
5B/HA5PP         Cyprus     20    SO        HA5PP
5T4C             Mauritania 35    SOSB 40M  NI5DX
6W1RY            Senegal    35    M/2       F5VHJ (d/REF-B/USA via WA6WPG)
6Y4V             Jamaica    08    M/?       LoTW; QSL via AA4V
8P1W             Barbados   08    SOAB LP   KU9C
8P5A             Barbados   08    SOAB HP   LoTW; QSL via NN1N
8P50B            Barbados   08    SOAB      LoTW; QSL via KU9C
9A1A             Croatia    15    M/M       LoTW
9K2HN            Kuwait     21    M/S       ClubLog
9K2K             Kuwait     21    SOAB      LoTW; QSL via ClubLog
9Y4D      Trinidad & Tobago 09              9Y4D
A73A             Qatar      21    M/M       A71A
AH2R             Guam       27    M/?       LoTW
AH0K        Mariana Islands 27    M/2       OH6GDX
AT2W             India      22    SOAB LP   W1UE
B7P              China      24    M/M       BA4EG 
BV2A/3           Taiwan     24    M/2       BV2A
BW/JL3RDC        Taiwan     24              JL3RDC
BW/JP3PZG        Taiwan     24              JP3PZG
BY5HB            China      24    M/S       BD4HF
C37NL            Andorra    14    M/2       LoTW; QSL via C37NL and C37URA (B)
C4A              Cyprus     20    M/2       LoTW; QSL via 5B4KH and ClubLog
CB1H             Chile      12    M/?       CE1DY
CB1W             Chile      12    M/2       XQ4CW
CE0Y/NO9E     Easter Island 12    SO HP     LoTW; QSL via NO9E (d)
CN2AA            Morocco    33    M/S       LoTW; QSL via UA2FM
CN2R             Morocco    33    M/2       W7EJ
CR2B             Azores     14    TBD       EA1BP
CR5C             Portugal   14    SOSB 20M  LoTW; QSL via OK4PA (d)
CR6K             Portugal   14    SOAB
D4C       Cape Verde Island 35    M/?
DX2R            Philippines 27    M/S       LoTW; QSL via W3HNK
E2A              Thailand   23    M/2    LoTW; QSL via (C-preferred) or E21EIC
E2X              Thailand   26    M/S       LoTW
EA9LZ       Ceuta & Melilla 33    SO        LoTW; QSL via EA5KB
ED8W         Canary Islands 33    M/?       EA8DO
EF8R         Canary Islands 33    M/S       EF8R (B)
EF8U         Canary Islands 33    SOAB HP   LoTW; QSL via EA8URL
FG4KH            Guadeloupe 08
FM/WT4BT         Martinique 08    SO LP     WT4BT
FY5KE         French Guiana 09    M/S       LoTW
GJ2A             Jersey     14    M/2       LoTW
HC0E             Ecuador    10    M/M       LoTW; QSL via (B)
HI3K     Dominican Republic 08    M/2       KB2MS
IH9YMC        African Italy 33    SO        eQSL
IQ8BB/8          Italy      15    M/?       LoTW
IR7R             Italy      15    M/S       IZ7GXB
IY1A             Italy      15    M/S       IW1ARB
JT5DX            Mongolia   23    M/S       JT1CO (d)
KH7M             Hawaii     31    SOAB      KH6ZM
KP2M      US Virgin Islands 08    M/?
KP3Z            Puerto Rico 08    SO        N4AO
KP4BD           Puerto Rico 08    SOAB      KP4BD or (L)
KP4RV           Puerto Rico 08    SOSB 15M  LoTW
KW4XC/HI9 Dominican Republic 08             OE3MZC (B)
LU8YE           Argentina   13    M/?       LoTW; QSL via IK2DUW
LY4A            Lithuania   15    M/2       LoTW
LY60KTU         Lithuania   15    M/M       LoTW
MD1E            Isle of Man 14    SO        LoTW
MD1U            Isle of Man 14    SO        LoTW
MD7C            Isle of Man 14    SOAB      M0OXO
NP2P      US Virgin Islands 08    SO        LoTW
NP3A            Puerto Rico 08    SOAB LP   WD8CW or (L)
NP3U            Puerto Rico 08    M/M       LoTW
OA4O            Peru        10    M/S       LoTW
OH5NQ           Finland     15    M/M       Auto (B); QSL via OH5CZ (d)
OH0X           Aland Island 15    SOAB      OH2TA
OJ0B            Market Reef 15    M/?       OH2BH
P40A            Aruba       09              WD9DZV
P40L            Aruba       09    M/S       WA3FRP
P40W            Aruba       09    SOAB LP   LoTW; QSL via N2MM (d)(no B) 
PJ2T            Curacao     09    M/?       W3HNK
PJ4Q            Bonaire     09    M/S       W4PA
PJ4X            Bonaire     09    M/2       LoTW; QSL via W1MD
PJ7/HB9FLX     Sint Maarten 08              HB9FLX
PJ7PL          Sint Maarten 08    SO LP     WA1ZAM
PS2T            Brazil      11    M/2
PZ5K            Surinam     09    M/?       G3NKC
RM3F        Russia (Europe) 16    M/S       UA3DPX
T32AZ         East Kiribati 31              KH6QJ
T42A            Cuba        08    M/2       RW6HS
T48K            Cuba        08    M/2       DK1WI
T8TH            Palau       27              JR1GSE
TF3CW           Iceland     40    SOSB 20M  LX1NO
TI5/W4TTT       Costa Rica  07    M/?       LoTW; QSL via WB2REM
TI5M            Costa Rica  07    M/?
TI5W            Costa Rica  07    SOSB 40M  W4FS
TK2A            Corsica     14    M/?       LoTW; QSL via F5HNQ
TK9R            Corsica     14    SOAB HP   IK8UND
TO6ABM          Martinique  08    SO LP     W6ABM
UI0L          Russia (Asia) 19    M/S       RW0MM
UP2L            Kazakhstan  17    M/M       UA9AB
V26B            Aruba       08    M/? 
V3A             Belize      07    SOAB LP   M0OXO
V47T       St Kitts & Nevis 08    M/S       W2RQ
V6Z             Micronesia  27    M/2       LoTW; QSL via N3SL
VB2W            Canada      02    M/?       LoTW; QSL via eQSL
VE2DXY          Canada      02    M/2       LoTW; QSL via KD3RF
VE2IM           Canada      02    SOAB      VE3DZ
VP2MDG          Montserrat  08    SOAB HP   K2DM (d)(no B)
VP5DX        Turks & Caicos 08    M/?       LoTW; QSL via NU4Y
VP5S         Turks & Caicos 08    M/S
VP9/N3AD        Bermuda     05    SOAB LP   W3HNK
VR2XAN          Hong Kong   24    SOSB 40M  VR2XAN
VU*             India       22    M/?
VY0ERC          Canada      02              M0OXO
WP3C            Puerto Rico 08    M/S       W3HNK
WP3E            Puerto Rico 08    M/?       LoTW; QSL via eQSL
WP4PGY          Puerto Rico 08    SOAB      LoTW
XR6N            Chile       12    M/S       CE6VMO (d)
XW1IC           Laos        26    SOAB LoTW; (C)(preferred) or E21EIC (B/d)
YN5Z            Nicaragua   07    SOAB HP   LoTW
ZD8W       Ascension Island 36    SOAB      W6NV
ZF1A         Cayman Islands 08    M/?
ZF2ZB        Cayman Islands 08              JH1NBN
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (*) special callsign 
requested


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