DX Bulletin No. 1316
May 29, 2017
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, NJ1Q & W1AW, N2OO, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, N9LJX, W9ILY, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, F6IRA, GW0ANA, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, MDXC, OH2BH, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete Rayer & ISWL, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YO3JW for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQWW WPX CW Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the CQWW WPX CW Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 20th/May, through Saturday, 27th/May there were 216 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 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, D4, DL, DU, E3, E4, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, 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, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T31, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, YB, 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".
3V, TUNISIA. Operator SWL Ashraf "Ash", 3V4-002 (KF5EYY) will be active as 3V8SS from the "Radio Club Station of Tunisian Scouts" in Sousse, during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or to LX1NO. Read about Ashraf on the following Web page at: http://www.kf5eyy.info 5T, MAURITANIA. CDXP operators Petr/OK1BOA, Palo/OK1CRM, David/OK6DJ, Petr/OK1FCJ, Pavel/OK1GK, Ruda/OK2ZA, Karel/OK2ZI and guest operators Jean/5T0JL and Ahmad/5T2AI will be active as 5T5OK from Nouakchott, Mauritania, between September 18-26th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via OK6DJ, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. For more details and updates, see: http://www.cdxp.cz 8Q, MALDIVES. Phil, G4PWO, will be active as 8Q7PW from Fonimagoodhoo Island, Baa Atoll (AS-013), starting July 18th for 2 weeks. He states, "Bands and modes will be condition dependent, but I'll probably be con- centrating on 40/20/17/15 meters - SSB if conditions are good, Digital modes if conditions are bad. QSL via ClubLog. Look for updates on QRZ.com. 8P, BARBADOS. Tom, W2SC, will be active as 8P5A during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to NN1N. 9H, MALTA. Haru, JA1XGI, will be active as 9H3XG from Sliema, Malta (EU-023) between June 7-12th. Activity will be on 40-15 meters using CW and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW. For more details and updates, see: http://www.geocities.jp/maltahpliday 9U4M BURUNDI DXPEDITION (Press Release #2 -- 9U4M Web Site Online)[edited]. The international MDXC team is working hard to prepare the set-up for the new DXpedition from Burundi with the callsign 9U4M. They will be on the air from November 6th to November 17th, just on the banks of the Tanganyika Lake, Bujumbura. The official website is now online: http://www.mdxc.org/9u4m They remind everyone that they have planned, as usual, to operate 24/24 hours with 5 stations with a particular focus to low bands, WARC and the Digital modes. Antonio, IZ8CCW, leader and Gabriele, I2VGW, co-leader of the team, will share this new DXpedition with 18 members from eight countries. For any further news and updates please stay tuned: this new great adventure is approaching. Of course any donation and sponsorship will be very very appreciated by the entire team! AH0/KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Michal, OK7MT, will be active during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) from the contest station AH0K on Tinian Island (OC-086). He states, "I intend to be active for a few days before and after the contest under the callsign KH0/OK7MT. I prefer QSLs for this activity via OQRS on ClubLog: https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/KH0/OK7MT AH2, GUAM. Toshinobu, JI3ERV, will be active as AH2R from the Guam Contest Club station during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW. DAY-XENIA HAMVENTION WRAP-UP NEWS......... * During the Southwest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) annual DX Dinner it was announced that the VK0EK Heard Island was awarded "DXpedition? of the Year". See: https://vk0ek.org/2017/05/21/swodxa-2017-dxpedition-of-the-year Also at the dinner, Bill Moore, NC1L (SK), was inducted into the "CQ DX Hall of Fame" as well as Jerry, WB9Z. * HAMVENTION (Review By Editor) -- The Xenia HamVention put on by the DARA group this year should be commended for their quick replacement of Hara Arena. Yes, there were a few bugs during their first run, but I am sure these will be corrected in the future. The major problems seem to be traffic flow, muddy flea market/parking areas and some complaints about the heat in the buildings. The vendor lay- outs in the buildings seemed to be sufficient. One of the big improve- ments was the selection of many different food vendors. Probably the low point of the HamVention was the rain which definitely hampered the field market area. Some individuals didn't even attempt to go to that area because of the mud. In all, the new venue was well attended, and most reports on the internet were very favorable. Your editor looks forward to seeing next year's HamVention. E2, THAILAND. Members of the Thailand DX Association (HSDXA) will be active as E2X during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th as a Multi- Single/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or E20GMY. Operators mentioned are Choon/E20HHK, Wat/E20MDN, Pong/E20QVD, Wara/E21AOY, Paul/HS4DDQ, HS4HLW, Wanlop/HS6MYW, Son/HS6NDK, Bunknite/HS6RMY and Anusorn/HS8KVH. Visit the HSDXA FaceBook page or Web page at: http://www.facebook.com/hsdxa http://www.qsl.net/hsdxa/index1.htm E29, THAILAND. Members of the HS Contest and DX Association will be active as E29AU during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Multi- Op/Single-Transmitter/Low-Power entry. Operators mentioned are Tony/ E21IZC, Capitan/HS7UCQ and Tana/E27EK. QSL via LoTW. FG, GUADELOUPE. Reiner, DL2AAZ, is now and once again active as FG/DL2AAZ from Sainte Rose (NA-105, DIFO FG-001, WLOTA 0644) until June 7th. Activity will be holiday style on 30-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via DL2AAZ, direct or by the Bureau. GB4, WALES (Special Event). Members of the Barry Amateur Radio Society will be active from "Her Majesties Royal Mint" at Llantrisant, South Wales, UK, signing GB4RME (Royal Mint Experience) between July 31st and August 5th. This special event station is a world first, operating from within a Mint and a Royal One at that. Details about the mint can be view at: http://www.royalmint.com/en/the-royal-mint-experience Activity will be on CW, SSB, DATA RTTY and JT65, plus Satellite operations. Operators mentioned are Glyn/GW0ANA, Philip/MW0DHF, Kenneth/GW1FKY, Richard/ GW4BVJ and GW0WKR. QSL via GW0ANA, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW and ClubLog. There will be a Web page set up for the operation on QRZ.com. GREENPARTY 2017 EVENT. The YOFF team of SRR (The Romanian Society of Radio- amateurs) and ARER (The Romanian Association of Environmentalists Radio- amateurs) are inviting all the radio amateurs to join them in the Green- Party 2017 event, between 0600-1759z on June 3rd. The purpose of the event is to stimulate the ham operators to leave the house and get involved in portable/outdoor operation related to nature and ecology and to famil- iarize worldwide radio amateurs with protected natural areas. For more details, see: http://wff-yo.blogspot.ro/p/blog-page_3.html For a Web page that lists upcoming WWFF stations, see: http://wwff.co/agenda H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE (Update). Stan, LZ1GC, will once again be active as H40GC from from Temotu Province (OC-100) between September 30th and October 20th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. To see his previous activity, go to: http://www.c21gc.com II2, ITALY (Special Event). Members of the Sondrio Branch of the ARI will be active as II2VALT between July 1-31st. Activity is in remembrance of the 30th anniversary of the landslide and flood emergency in Valtellina (North Italy). Special activities are planned from flood damaged areas and Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio (Flora and Fauna IFF-0021). QSL via the Bureau (OQRS) and LoTW. Custom Award will be issued to all partic- ipants. For more details, see: http://www.arisondrio.it and qrz.com IOTA NEWS.............. AF-040. Thomas, OZ1AA, is now active as 5Z4/OZ1AA from Larmu Island, Kenya, until May 29th. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via OZ1ACB, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. ADDED NOTE: Thomas will be in Kenya until June 15th. AF-064. Look for a group of 4 operators from South Africa to activate Robben Island, in the Western Cape Province South West Group, as ZS9V between August 9-13th. Operators mentioned are Bani/ ZS1BM, Bruce/ZS1FX, Jan/ZS1VDV and Paul/ZS1V. Activity will be taken place during the ILLW (lighthouse weekend). Operations will be on various HF bands (160-20m). QSL via M0OXO or OQRS. For more details, see: http://zs9v.org.za AS-025. Vlad, UA0FAM, will be active as UA0FAM/P from Kunashir Island, Kuril Islands, starting May 29th, for one week. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign. AS-066. Vladimir, UA0LCZ (ex-RI0F, RI0NZ, RI0MC), will once again be active from Popov Island (RR-16-02) in the Peter the Great Gulf, but as R66IOTA between July 25-30th. He plans to be active during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single- Op/Mixed-Mode entry. Outside of the contest suggested fre- quencies are: 3507, 7007, 10107, 14017, 18077, 21017, 24897 and 28017 kHz. QSL via the address on QRZ.com and QRZ.ru or via the Bureau. EU-052. Oliver, DK7TX, will be active as SV8/DK7TX from Erikoussa Island (EU-052) between June 9-10th. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign. EU-095. Members of the "Castres DX Gang" and IDRE will be active as TM5FI from Ratonneau Island, Frioul Archipelago (DIFM ME-003), between June 5-12th. They plan to have 4 stations on the air from 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Depending on the InterNet link, logs will be uploaded to ClubLog server on-live or "when as possible" while operationing. QSL via F5XX. ISWL CALLSIGNS (For June). The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of June 2017: GX4BJC/A - Operated from Towcester, in Northamptonshire, by Phil, G4DMS (/A WAB Square SP65 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841). MX1SWL/A - Operated from Seckington, in Staffordshire, by Geoffrey, M1EDF (/A WAB Square SK20 - 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. KL7, ALASKA (Satellite Grids). Glenn, AA5PK, and his XYL will cruise the Inside Passage aboard the Emerald Princess. Ports include Ketchikan (CO45) on May 30th, Juneau (CO28) on May 31st and Skagway (CO27) on June 1st. There's also a brief stop in Victoria, B.C., on June 3rd. Glenn states, "With a TH-D72A and Arrow, I plan to operate available SO-50/AO-85 (and LilacSat-2, if it's on) passes from the AK ports using the call AA5PK/KL7. Since Princess Cruise Line has recently changed its onboard operating policy, AA5PK/VP9/MM operations are now unlikely. I'll try to advise via Twitter @AA5PK, depending on Internet access. All contacts will be uploaded to LoTW after June 6th with callsign(s) as noted above. Hardcopy QSLs upon E-mail request." OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Kim, OH6KZP, will be active as OH0X during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or to OH2TA. OJ0, MARKET REEF. Pasi, OH3WS, will be active as OJ0W from Market Reef between May 27th and June 3rd. Activity will be mostly on 60-30 meters CW during his spare time. QSL via OH3WS, by the Bureau or direct. OJ0, MARKET REEF. Henri, OH3JR, will be active as OJ0JR from Market Reef between May 27th and June 2nd. Activity will be mostly on 80-4 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via OH3JR, by the Bureau or direct. P4, ARUBA. Members of the Bavarian Contest Club will be active as P44X from Aruba (SA-036) during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are Simon/DJ4MZ, Holger/DL5KUT, Martin/ DL5RMH and Ben/DL6RAI. Before and after the contest operators will be active as P4/DJ4MZ, P4/DL5KUT, PJ4/DL5RMH and P4/DL6RAI. They will be there until June 1st. QSL P44X via DO4MX. All other callsigns via their home address or by the Bureau. P4, ARUBA (Callsign Change). John, W2GD, will be active as P40W (not P44W as first announced) from Aruba (SA-036) during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Look for activity before and after the contest. Operations outside of the contest will be 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 as of 12/31/2013. Logs will be loaded on LoTW upon his return to the USA. PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (May 29th-June 4th)....... May/29th AN Jun/01st AN Jun/03rd HN May/30th AN Jun/02nd DIS May/04th AN May/31st 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 A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm QSL INFO AND NEWS................... QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF... (May 21st) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7S1GRK via SK1BL (B)** EG4TOR via EA4PN (L) R70SRC via R9XC 7Y9WTD via 7X2VFK EG9TOR via EA4PN (O/L) RP72GF via RA3TYL 8N60JLRS via JQ6FQI EI/DL3SEM via DL3SEM S51STWW via S59DAJ 8S0ITU via SK0CC EN60D via UZ5DX SD3G/7 via DL7UXG 9G1SD via AB0GC G3M via G4PEO SD5Y/7 via DL2YBG 9H1AE via SV2AEL (d) G8W via G6DOD SD7V via DL2VFR 9H3SQ via SQ3RX HB0/DJ1AA/M via DJ1AA SP0MC via SP9KGC A91WTIS via A92AA HG500REF via HA0BW SV5/DL3DRN via DL3DRN & (L) AO8EU via EA3RKF IG9/S59A via S59A T8VE via JA8VE CG2FU via VE2FU (L) II5LDV via IQ5LV(B);IK5ZUB(d) TA0/DL7UCX via DL7UCX DL60TELF via DJ0AH (B/L) IK7XNF via 9A8MDC (B) TA4/DL6CT via DL6CT DQ0X via DF7IS JT5MA via LY5W (d) TC564FETIH via TA1AJJ (e) DR5E via DK2CF (d) LZ180VL via LZ1ZF TJ3PD via N2OO DU9/SP5APW via SP5APW OF3DP via OH3DP TM50SNSM via F4GPB E31A via JH1AJT (d) OF5Z via OH5LIZ UX7IM via UX7IN (d) EA8/G1SSL via G1SSL (e) R15JSU via R8JAA V51WH via DK2WH ED4M via EA4ZK (L) R70CLUB via RZ4AWB EE8A via EA8DA R70LWA via RZ0LWA (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only **Your QSL is not needed NEW QSL ROUTE. Bob Schenck, N2OO, informs that he is now the QSL Manager for Dan, TJ3PD. QSL via N2OO, direct, by the Bureau or via ClubLog's OQRS. QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3A2MW, 5V7P, A25UK, FY5KE, J5B (AF-020), R9MT, RN3CT, RX1CQ, TO7D, VE3XN and VR2XMT QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3B8MM, 5U5R, 6V1IS/P, 6W2SC, 9Q6BB, A52IVU, CE0Y/LU9VEA, DU1UD/8, E51WL, EA9/DJ6TF, EA9/DL7UFN, J5B, J5W, J5UAP, LU1ZI, S01WS, S21ZED, S21ZEE, S79Z, TY2BP, UK9AA, XR5M (SA-061) and ZP4KFX QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5W0XG, 9J2BO, 9M2A, 9M2YAA, 9M2/JE1SCJ, A25NH, AH0J, JD1BLY, JD1BMH, KH2F, KH2/JS6RRR, KH2/KU0Q, T88AA, T88IR, T88MZ, T88UW, T88RR, TX5K, V63CG, VP8SGI and XV9PNS S7, SEYCHELLES. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will be active as S79NH from Praslin Island (AF-024) between July 26-31st. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and RTTY (possibly SSB). He will also be on the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog. For more details and updates, see: https://pandasan.jimdo.com/s79nh THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS NEEDED. It was announced earlier in the week by Bernie McClenny, W3UR, Editor of The Daily DX, The Weekly DX and QST's How's DX?, that he has temporarily stopped the presses at The Daily DX and The Weekly DX to devote as much time as possible to be with his mom and family. His mother (Claudia) has been fighting cancer since last fall, and Bernie (with his family) would like to devote more time with his mother during her final days. OPDX and its readers would like to send out our thoughts and prayers to the McClenny family during this sad time. V4, ST. KITTS. John, W5JON/V47JA, informs OPDX that he will once again be active as V47JA from his vacation home in Calypso Bay, St. Kitts (NA-104, WW Loc. FK87SG), located 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, between July 12th and August 5th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (incl. 60m) using SSB. He will also be active during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/SSB-Mode entry. Equipment is a Ken- wood TS-590S and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. Antennas include: a 80-10m Multi-band Dipole, and metal roof mounted S9, 18' and 31' Verticals and 3 element Yagi for 6m. ALL QSLs go to W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs. V5, NAMIBIA. Tev, TA1HZ, will be active as V51/TA1HZ during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Single-Op entry. There will be activity before and after the contest. QSL via LZ3HI. VC3, CANADA. Yuri, VE3DZ, will be active as VC3T during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power or Low-Power entry. QSL via VE3DZ. VK9M, MELLISH REEF. A team of 9 operators are planning to be active as VK9MA from Mellish Reef (OC-072) sometime in November 2017. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via N7QT. No other details were provided. VP5, TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS (VQ5D Cancelled). Art, KZ5D, who planned to be active as VP5/KZ5D and VQ5D (during the contest) from Providenciales Island (NA-002), had to cancel his trip. Instead, operators John/K4BAI and Jim/K4QPL will be active as VP5M from the Provo station during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. Outside of the contest the operators will be active as VP5/homecalls until May 31st. QSLs for VP5/K4BAI go to his home QTH and may be requested by E-mail. QSLs for VP5M and VP5/K4QPL go via ?LoTW or K4QPL direct.
VU7, LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS. On QRZ.com, under VU7KP, it states, "The trip to Bangaram was to scout out the facility and plan for a future VU7 operation with a multi-national team towards the end of 2017". XM1150, CANADA. Bob, VE1RSM, will be active as XM1150CAN during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. This is a special event callsign held by the Kings County Amateur Radio Club marking Canada's 150th birthday. QSL via LoTW, eQSL and by the Bureau. Please no direct QSL cards. Z2, ZIMBABWE. Tom, KC0W, is now active as Z25DX from Zimbabwe until June 18th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters CW. QSL via KC0W direct. ZA, ALBANIA (Also Z6). Operators Martti/OH2BH and Pekka/OH2TA/OG1N are now operating their recently built DX-station from the coastal city of Durres in Albania. They will be active prior the CQWW WPX Contest mainly on SSB, and in the contest look for ZA/OG1N as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Activity will last until May 30th. From Albania, Martti will travel to Kosovo and be active as Z68BH. QSLs to their home callsigns. ZA, ALBANIA. Henning, OZ1BII, is once again active as ZA/OU2I from Golem until May 29th. His activity will be CW only on the 30/17/12 meter bands. Operations also include the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th) as a Single- Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. His equipment will be a Elecraft K3, a Diamond BB7V vertical plus a balun and some wires, and hopefully, some sort of Long Wire antenna. Log will be uploaded to ClubLog, eQSL and LoTW. QSL via direct to his home address or LoTW (preferred). For more details and updates, see: http://oz1bii.dk/dx-za2ee.htm -------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following stations are expected to be active in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th, 2017) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2017 CQWW WPX CW 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/wpxc2017.html (By callsign) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxcd2017.html (By entity) The complete rules are available here: http://www.cqwpx.com/rules.htm ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC Class QSL Callsign Entity Route ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3G3AA Chile SOSB 20M CE3AA 3V8SS Tunisia SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via LX1NO 4X7R Israel M/S 8P5A Barbados SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via NN1N 9K2K Kuwait SOAB LoTW AH2R Guam SOAB LoTW CR6K Portugal SOAB LoTW CT9/R7KW Madeira M/S K2PF (d/C) E2X Thailand M/S LoTW E28AI Thailand SOSB 20M LoTW E29AU Thailand M/S LoTW E51DWC South Cook Islands SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via OK1DWC EF3T Spain M/S EA3KX EG8AA Canary Islands SOAB HP RW3RN GU3HFN Guernsey SOAB LP IF9A Italy SOSB 20M IT9ATF JT5DX Mongolia M/? TBA LU8DPM Argentina SOSB 80M LU8DPM LY4A Lithuania M/2 LoTW OH0X Aland Island SO HP OH2TA OP4K Belgium M/S LoTW P40W Aruba SOAB LoTW; QSL via N2MM P44X Aruba M/? DO4MX PA150LIM Netherlands SOAB PD0MHZ PR5W Brazil SOAB LoTW; QSL via PY5FB R70SRC Russia (Europe) SOAB R9XC RK90DR Russia (Europe) SOAB R9XC SN6O Poland SOSB LoTW; QSL via SP6PAZ (B) T2R Tuvalu LoTW; QSL via N7SMI and (C) T40A Cuba M/S VC2W Canada SOAB LoTW VP2MDG Montserrat SOAB LoTW; QSL via K2DM (d) VP5M Turks & Caicos M/S LoTW XM1150CAN Canada SOAB LP XO1X Canada M/S KC1CWF YW4D Venezuela SOSB HP LoTW ZA/OG1N Albania SOAB OH2TA ZA/OU2I Albania SOSB LP OU2I ZL4YL New Zealand SOSB 40M (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only
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