DX Bulletin No. 1292
November 21, 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, AA3B, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, AB0GC, 4Z4DX, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3AXC 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, 13th/November, through Sunday, 20th/November there were 227 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 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, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, 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, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T2, T30, T32, 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, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YI, 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".
4X, ISRAEL (Special Event). Look for the following Christmas special event stations to be active from different locations during the Holyland Christianity On The Air (HOCOTA) between December 23-25th: 4X2XMAS - in Yardenit (Holy Land SQ. N07KN) 4X3XMAS - in Church of Beatiudes (Holy Land SQ. N05KN) 4X7XMAS - in Kursi National Park (Holy Land SQ. O06KN, WWFF 4XFF-0024) 4X9XMAS - in Tabgha (Holy Land Sq. N05KN) QSL via LoTW or eQSL. A special award is available at: http://www.qrz.co.il/4xradio.php?pid=123 4X, ISRAEL. Zvi, 4X6FR, will be active as 4X6FR from Herzliya during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via 4X6OM. 5H, TANZANIA (Reminder). Operators Sergei/R4WAA and Yan/RZ3FW will be active as 5H1WW from Unguja, Zanzibar Island (AF-032), between November 19-28th. Activity will be holiday style on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and the Digital modes. They also plan to be an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via RZ3FW or ClubLog's OQRS. 8Q, MALDIVES. 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 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/? entry. Operators mentioned are Vladimir/ R9CL, Vadim/R9DX, Igor/UA9CDC and Mike/UA9CTT. 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 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. 8Q, MALDIVES (Reminder). A group of Polish operators will be active as 8Q7SP from Dhiffushi Island (AS-013) between November 20th and December 3rd. Operators mentioned are Jan/SP3CYY, Kaz/SP2FAX, Andy/SP3FZN, Mariusz/ SP3SLA, Wlodek/SP6EQZ (Team Leader), Ryszard/SP6FXY, Kris/SP6JIU and Roman/SP9FOW. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. 9G, GHANA (Update to OPDX.1291). Dave, AB0GC, reports that he is in Wechi (Brong-Ahafo Region), Ghana, and will be operating as 9G1SD. He informs OPDX that his complete details are too soon to report on because he has to set things up first. However, he states, "I plan to operate from 20-10 meters SSB in particular (as possible), but I have a SignalLink so I may be able to do some other modes. I found the old CW key I left here when I was here before, so some hand CW may be in the future! I used to do some 40 meters West Africa QSOs and I even ventured down to 80 meters for the European net there in the 'Winter'. I may try that again. The situation is a little different now, with a different location, more noise and a lot of VHF/FM stations around to contend with. I'll see what I can do...." QSL via AB0GC, but it may be sometime before you get any QSLs. He is checking into eQSL. 9H, MALTA. Andrew, G8GNI, is now active as 9H3AP until December 9th. Activity will be holiday style mainly on 40 and 20 meters using the Digital modes. Equipment setup is an IC-706MKIIG running 100 watts into an inverted V. QSL via G8GNI, direct or by the QSL Bureau. He will upload his log to LoTW and ClubLog. 9M6, EAST MALAYSIA. Saty, JE1JKL, will once again be active as 9M6NA from Labuan Island (OC-133) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW. 9N, NEPAL (Reminder). Yutaka, JA6GWX, will be active as 9N7NZ from Kath- mandu between November 20-23rd. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign direct only. 9Q, DEM. REP. OF THE CONGO (Reminder). Christian, IS0BWM, will be active using the special event callsign 9Q0HQ/3 in Kengé from the Democratic Republic of the Congo between November 20th and December 25th. He has received written permission from the national amateur radio club (ARAC). Activity will be on various HF bands using SSB. QSL via IS0BWM direct only (see QRZ.com). Log will be posted on ClubLog. 9Y4, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. Natan, K4NHW, is now active as 9Y4/K4NHW from Trinidad Island (SA-011) until December 14th. Activity will be on 40 and 20 meters using SSB. He may also activate Tobago Island (SA-009) if he has a chance. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. CB1, CHILE. Members of the Antofagasta Contest Group will be active as CB1H during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via CE1DY. COWS OVER THE WORLD (Update). Tom, KC0W, is now QRT as 4I7COW from the Philippines and his all-CW "Cows Over the World" DXpeditions will continue to Montenegro (4O) as 4O/KC0W starting November 22nd. He has posted (on QRZ.com) the following update, dated November 20th: "I'm currently planning DXpeditions to both Equatorial Guinea & Annobon after 4O/KC0W goes QRT. I will be making an exploratory trip to Equatorial Guinea in December to submit all licensing forms. These 'proposed' 50 - 60 day long DXpeditions to both 3C and 3C0 will hopefully be QRV after a second trip to Equatorial Guinea in January." There was mention that Tom may also be active from Albania after his 4O/KC0W operation. Remember to QSL direct via KC0W - No LoTW - No Bureau - DX 2 USDs - USA SASE. CR3/CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS. Operators Adam/DJ0IF, Franta/DJ0ZY, Ulrich/DJ2YA, Falk/DK7YY, Arno/DL1CW, Ulf/DL5AXX, Paul/DL5CW, Mike/DL7UGN, Emil/DL8JJ and Vesko/LZ2JE will be active as CR3W from Santana, Madeira Island (AF-014), during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL CR3W via DL5AXX. Look for operators to possibly sign as CT9/ homecall before and after the contest on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home callsigns. CR2/CU8/CU9, AZORES (Update/Change). Hermann, CT3FN/HB9CRV, reports that he will be active from Flores (CU8) and Corvo (CU9) in November/December 2016. Look for CU8FN to be active on JT65 and JT9 modes between November 16-22nd, and again between December 1-6th. The QTH is Sta Cruz das Flores (WW Loc. HM49kk, EU-089). On November 23rd, Hermann will travel to Corvo Island (CU9) and will participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry signing CR2V (not CU9/CU8FN as first announced). Outside the contest activity will also be on JT65 and JT9 modes. QSL via HB9CRV, HB9 Bureau and LoTW. D4, CAPE VERDE. Raul, EA2SS, will be active as D44TBC from Sal Island (AF-086) between November 19-28th. Activity will be holiday style on 20 and 30 meters using an FT-817 and half-wave dipoles. QSL via EA2SS, by the Bureau or eQSL. DX2, PHILIPPINES. Operators Gil/4F2KWT, Bede/DU1BA and Larry/DU3LA will be active as DX2R from 4F2KWT's beach house at San Fernando City, LA Union, Philippines, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or W3HNK. DXCC NEWS. The ARRL DXCC Desk has approved the 2016 operation by T31T from Kanton Island for DXCC credit. EF3, SPAIN. Operators Gabriel/EA3AKA, Ariel/EA3CX, Santi/EA3KX, Lluis/EA3NO and Enric/EA3VN will be active as EF3T wduring the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th)as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or via EA3NO. FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY. By the time you read this, Adrian, KO8SCA, will be active as FJ/KO8SCA from St. Barthelemy Island (NA-146, DIFO FJ-001, WLOTA 0377) until November 26th. Activity will be holiday style on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Equipment is a K3 transceiver and KPA500 amplifier running 500w into an BigIR vertical antenna and backup dipoles. There will be ClubLog uploads during the DXpedition. Paper QSL cards are available through ClubLog's OQRS. LoTW will be available after the DXpedition. For more details see FJ/KO8SCA under the QRZ.com page. FY, FRENCH GUIANA. Operator Didier, FY5FY, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m)/Low- Power entry. QSL via FY5FY. GJ/MJ0, JERSEY. Mat, MJ0ASP (aka-F5SHQ), will once again be active as GJ2A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??) entry. QSL via the LoTW. QSL also via ClubLog's OQRS. IOTA NEWS.............. AF-094. (Correction) Members of the Algerian Amateur Radio Union (ARU) are planning to be active as 7Y94I (not 7U94I) from Rachgoun Island. Look for more details to be forthcoming. NA-013. (Update) Operators Josep/EA3BT and Nuria/EA3WL will be active as H74B and H74W, respectively, from Big Corn Island, Nicaragua, between December 31st and January 6th, 2017. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using mainly SSB, but with some CW and RTTY. Equipment will be an Icom IC-7300 (Supported by HAMBUY) with AL-600 amp into 20-6m EEAxbeam and a wire dipole for 40m (supporter EAxbeam). QSL via EA3BT or ClubLog's OQRS (preferred). IY, ITALY (Special Event). To commemorate 85 years from the date of the experiments carried out in the Gulf of Tigullio from G. Marconi, members of the ARI Rapallo Radio Club will be on the air from November 18th to December 4th, using the special callsign IY1MR. Look for IY1MR to operate from the famous Suite 105 Hotel Miramare in Santa Margherita where Guglielmo Marconi stayed during the experiments performed in the Tigullio Gulf between 1931 and 1936. A special QSL will be sent to confirm the contact via the Bureau or direct on request via P.O.Box 22, 16035 Rapallo GE 16035, Italy. J7, DOMINICA. Walter, HB9MFM, is once again active as J79WTA from from Salisbury, Dominica (NA-101), until February 3rd (2017). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. He plans to focus on 60m and 6m. QSL via his home callsign. J7, DOMINICA. Seth, SM0XBI, will be active as J79XBI from Dominica (NA-101) until March 27th, 2017. Activity will be on various HF bands using SSB. QSL via SM5DJZ, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. JD1, MINAMI TORISHIMA. Take, JG8NQJ, is once again active as JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island in the Minami Torishima (OC-073, JCG 10007) group for the next couple of months (December 15th- March 15th, 2017). He is usually there to work on the island's weather station. Activity will be limited to his spare time. He will be mainly on 17 meters but also on 20/15/12/10/6 meters CW. QSL via JA8CJY or by the Bureau via JG8NQJ. KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Joerg, DF9LJ, will be activeas KH0/DF9LJ from Tinian Island (OC-086) before and after the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th). QSL via LoTW. KH6, HAWAII. Jim, N6TJ, will be active as KH7M (the Pu'u O'o Radio Club callsign) from Volcano during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via KH6ZM. ADDED NOTE. Jim states to look for him on 160m (1833 kHz @ 0630z SAT/SUN). KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Operators John/K3CT and John/K3TEJ will be active as KP2Q from St. Croix (NA-106) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi/? entry. QSL via K3TEJ. Operators will be on the island between November 20th and December 18th, and will be active outside of the contest. Emphasis will be on 30/17/12m, Asia and mostly CW. KP4, PUERTO RICO. Tom, VE3RSA, will be active as KP4/VE3RSA during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/QRP entry. QSL via his home callsign direct or LoTW. OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Tomi, OH6EI, will be active as OH0Z during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via W0MM. OH5, FINLAND. Operators Timo/OH1NOA, Pasi/OH1MM, Timo/OH1TM, Hannu/OH1HS, Jouko/OH1RX, Jari/OH1XT and Jukka/OH2MA will be active as OH5DX (a Ari, OH1EH/OH5DX, memorial operation at OH1F) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via LoTW. P4, ARUBA. Alex, KU1CW, will be active as P40C from Aruba betwen November 19-28th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th). QSL via LoTW. P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will once again be active as P40W from Aruba (SA-036) between November 24-30th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th)[as time permits]. Operations outside of the contests are usually CW on 160/80m and 30/17/12 meters as time permits. Watch 160m on the hour and 80m on the half hour. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2MM, Bureau cards are no longer accepted (since 2013). Logs will be loaded on LoTW upon his return to the USA. PC16, NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Operators Sascha/PD9Z and possible visitors in the shack will activate special event callsign PC16XMAS for Christmas between December 6-31st. Activity is to celebrate the Christmas holiday and the spirit of friendship between amateur radio operators. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. Look for "Live Video Streaming" on the PC16XMAS QRZ.com page. QSL via the address on QRZ.com, by the Bureau or E-mail. PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 21-27th)....... Nov/21st DIS Nov/24th HN Nov/26th HN Nov/22nd DIS Nov/25th LN Nov/27th HN Nov/23rd LN 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................... QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF.. (November 20th) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4I7COW via KC0W (d) HF6FIRAC via SP6IEQ TG7/HR2DMR via KD4POJ 5H3MB via IK2GZU HF98NSN via SP9PGE TM0GYZ via F0DTB 5Z4/DJ6TF via DJ6TF KH2/DF8AN via DF8AN TM2F via F4GTT 5Z4/DL7KL via DL7KL LX9CFL via LX1LE V26BH via OH2BH 8S0DX via SM0DSG (B) MC0SHL via M0URX V63FA via JA1SVP CV1VB via IK2DUW OH0/DL6UAA via DL6UAA V63YY via JA1VND EI8BLB via EI3JB OP5UR via ON5UR YB16T via HA3JB EN25UARL via UT5UIA OT90SNCB via ON4KV YS1/HB9KNA via HB9KNA (d) FJ/KO8SCA via KO8SCA R26MDXC via RQ7L HB0/DL5SE via DL5SE SN0TANK via SP2PBM (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only AT2SL QSL STATUS. Nandu, VU2NKS, announced on November 17th, that he mailed 100 QSLs. VATICAN LOGS NOW ON CLUBLOG. "DX-World.net" reports [edited], "Francesco, IK0FVC, is pleased to announce that starting from Saturday, November 19th, the HV0A (for QSOs after 2008 February 2nd), HV4NAC (for QSOs after 2008 January 26th), HV50VR and HV6SP logs will be available on ClubLog. As usual for LoTW, the logs will be updated as soon as possible after the end of each activation." QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5A1AL (after payment), HP1DCP, TL8AO, UX7VA and ZZ2016RIO QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: CE0Y/JA0JHQ, CY9C, D66D, KD6WW/VY0 (NA-159), OJ0DX, VK5MAV/6 and ZY8M QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: D3AM, CU3AA, CU3AG, CU3DP, CU3EQ, CU3GA, GW0KBO, ES9A, ES9HQ, R11ALS, R63R, R80SVG, R100RQA, R2015BP, RC85MP, RI1PT, RI1PA, RM4AW, RP70PZ, RP71WG, RT2D, UE16SF and XE2EX RI1, ANTARCTICA. Alex, RD1AV, will once again be active as RI1ANC from the Vostok Station (AN-016, WFF RFF-168) in the Antarctica between De- cember 15th and February 15th, 2017. Activity will be limited to his spare time on all bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via RN1ON, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS. RI1, ANTARCTICA. Oleg, ZS1OIN, will be active as RI1ANA from the Molodyo- zhnaya Base Station (WAP RUS-08) between December 2016 and April 1st, 2017. Activity will be on 160-10 meters. He will also operate as UA3HK/MM board the "RV Akademik Fyodorov" on the way from Capetown to the Molodezhnaya Base Station. QSL via ZS1OIN. TC3, TURKEY. Operators Nick/LZ1NK, Todor/LZ1BP, Llian/LZ1CNN, Hristo/LZ1YQ, Rumen/LZ2YO, Plamen/LZ3BB, Nick/LZ3ND, Angel/LZ4AE, Mustafa/TA2TX and Yasar/TA3D will be active as TC3A from Asiatic Turkey, in Zone 20, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LZ1NK. The operators are expected to be there between November 22-27th, and focus on the low bands signing TA3/homecall prior to the contest. TF, ICELAND. Jonas, TF3JB, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m)/High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. TO2, ST. BARTHELEMY. Bill, K2HVN, who was active as PJ6/K2HVN from Saba Island last week, should now be active as TO2EE from St. Barthelemy Island (NA-146, DIFO FJ-001, WLOTA 0377) until November 25th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using mainly CW, but some SSB. He will try to spot him- self on DX Summit. See QRZ.com for QSL information. During this operation he will be running 100 watts into a Buddipole vertical. TU, CÔTE D’IVOIRE. Operators Bertrand/DF3FS, Norbert/DJ7JC and Heye/DJ9RR will be active as TU5MH from Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) between January 22nd and February 2nd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via DJ5BWD, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. TX8, NEW CALEDONIA. Operators Dom/FK8CE, Mic/FK8IK and Sam/FK8DD will be active as TX8F from Noumea, New Caledonia (OC-032), during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. The trio will operate from the ARANC Club Station using Icom IC 7600 transceiver and Ameritron AL-811H amp. Antennas are a Spiderbeam on 20/15/10m and dipoles on 80/40m. There will be no operations on 160m. QSL via NI5DX, ClubLog or eQSL. V2, ANTIGUA (Update). Bud, AA3B, will be active as V26K from Antigua (NA-100) between November 22-28th. Activity will be mainly on CW with the potential for RTTY operations on November 28th. Bud will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low- Power entry. QSL via LoTW or via AA3B, direct or by the Bureau. An OQRS will be available via ClubLog. V3, BELIZE. "DX-World.net" reports that Marc, V31MA, will try to be active every day during the next few weeks from 0500-530z on 3510 kHz (+/-) looking for EU. Noise level on his side is very low and Marc hopes many 100 watt EU stations will find their way into his log. QSL V31MA via M0OXO. V3, BELIZE. Rich, K8NDS, will be active as V31RF from Belize between January 9th and February 6th, 2017. Activity will be on 40/20/17 meters using SSB only. QSL only via eQSL. V4, ST. KITTS. Andy, N2NT, will be active as V47T from the QTH of V47KP on St. Kitts (NA-104) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via W2RQ direct or LoTW. ADDED NOTE: Look for Andy, N2NT, to be active as V47NT before and after the contest. VC2, CANADA. Operators Vladimir/VA2AN, Gilles/VA2EW, Vladimir/VA2TTA, Victor/VA2WA, Noel/VE2BR, VE2DDZ/VE2DDZ and George/VE2NGH will be active as VC2T from Zone 5 during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi/? entry. QSL via LoTW. VE2, CANADA (Zone 2). Operators Lali/VE3NE and Carl/VE3AXC will be active from the VE2CSI "Association de Radio Amateur Sept-Iles Inc." in Zone 2 during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. Their callsign is not known yet (possibly VE3NE/2, VC3W/2 or the special callsign like VC2R). QSL via VE3NE. VP6EU PITCAIRN ISLAND (Video). The VP6EU DXpedition team to Pitcairn Island (OC-044), which is schedule for 2017 (between February 16th and March 5th), has put out a preparation video (just under 5 min.) on YouTube.com at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XufiloogL5M Details about the DXpedition are available in OPDX.1285 or on the VP6EU Web page at: http://www.pitcairn2017.de W2, UNITED STATES (Special Event). The 2nd annual "New Jersey Santa's Workshop" will once again be active as W2S between December 10-23rd. That is right, Jolly old St. Nick is going to be on the air for all of the children to speak to him. Activity will be on all bands using SSB and some CW, possibly even some RTTY and PSK-31. QSL via W2CCW. For more details, see: http://www.w2ccwqsl.com/nj-santas-workshop-special-event XX9, MACAO. Operators Alberto/VR2XAN/IV3TAN (XX9TXN), Andrea/IV3SKB (XX9TKB), Stefano/IK2JUB (XX9TJU) and Luca/IK2PFL (XX9TPF) will be active as XX9TXN from Macao (AS-075) between November 21-29th. Activity will be on all HF bands with an emphasis on 30/17/12m and the Lower Bands using mainly CW. The group will be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry signing as XX9TXN. QSL via VR2XAN direct. Outside of the contest you may hear the operators use their own XX9 callsign. QSL via the operators' instructions. XZ, MYANMAR. Only a few more days to work Zorro/JH1AJT, Champ/E21EIC, Franz/DJ9ZB and Madison/W5MJ from Myanmar. They plan to be active until November 22nd. Activity will be on 80-10m bands CW, SSB and RTTY, with two stations, using a tri-band beam for 20/15/10m and another beam for 30/17/12m bands. Wire verticals will be used for other bands. QSL via JH1AJT: PO Box 8, Oiso, Naka-gun, KANAGAWA 259-0111, Japan. OQRS will be available at ClubLog after his return to Japan. ZM4, NEW ZEALAND. Members of the East Coast Contesters ZM4T/ZM2M Team will be active using the callsign, ZM4T, in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are: Gary/ZL2IFB, Holger/ZL3IO, Tom/ZL2MY and Xenia/ZL4YL. QSL via ZL3IO direct, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. No Bureau QSLs. Visit the ZM4T Web page at:
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