DX Bulletin No. 1088
November 26, 2012
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, KP4BJD, N4AA & QRZ DX, KF5EYY, KH6BZF, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, AT International, CX3AL, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK7JWY, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and VU2PAI for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQWW DX CW Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the CQWW DX CW Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 16th-November, through Friday, 23rd-November there were 236 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/m, 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, PJ7, PY, PY0S, PZ, R1FJ, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/g, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, 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" (WFWL).
AU2, INDIA (Special Event)
Look for special event station AU2JCB to be active between November 24th and December 10th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters SSB, SSTV, PSK and FM. Suggested frequencies are (depending on the propagation): 7035, 7150, 14220, 14250, 14350, 21235, 21350, 28490, 28545, 28590 and 51500 kHz. If higher bands are open, operations will be on those bands. The operator will be Surabhi, VU2DSI. QSL direct (with 2 IRCs) to VU2DSI. Operations are to celebrate the 154th anniversary of the birth (November 30th) of Sir Jagadeesh Chandra Bose, India's great scientist and inventor, who they consider the "Father of Wireless Communication". For more details, see the following Web page at:
Paul, BA7JS, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m)/High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.
Brian, ND3F/N3IQ, will once again be active as C6AQQ from Nassau (FL16 - Junkanoo Beach), Providence Island (NA-001) between now and November 27th. Activity will be mostly on the lower bands, but he will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single- Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via ND3F, direct preferred, eQSL, LoTW, or by the Bureau (long wait).
CR3, MADEIRA ISLANDS
Jose, CT1BOH, will be using the special callsign CR3E during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry. All QSOs will be uploaded into LoTW. QSL Manager, Joe, W3HNK. See his Web page and station at:
Leo, CX3AL, provided OPDX with a list of Uruguayan stations to be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th):
CW5W - Operator Jorge; Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entrySee QRZ.com for QSL routes for all operators. D3, ANGOLA
CX2DK - Operator Marcelo; Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry
CX3AL - Operator Leonardo; Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/High-Power entry
CX5TR - Operator Alan; Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/Low-Power entry
CX7CO - Operator Carlos; Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/High-Power entry
CX7ACH - Operator Pablo; Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/Low-Power entry
Mike, UA1QV, is now active as D3AA from Vila de Catoca, about 30 km from Saurimo, the capital of the Province Lunda Sul, Angola, until he leaves on February 15th (2013) for another vacation. Look for him to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via UA1QV.
DXPEDITION VIDEOS OF THE WEEK
With more and more DXpeditions putting their videos on YouTube and other Web services, we decided to list them (possibly) each week. For this week's listings:
2012 - T30PY/T30SIX Western Kiribati: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T-Sa9dn89s
2012 - David/K3LP & Paul/N6PSE visit to Mt. Athos: http://www.intrepid-dx.com/index-images/dxpedition_video.jpg
2012 - LA/SP7IDX and LA/SP7VC to Mageroya Island (EU-044): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8bRIxgfv-A
2010 - GB2BLE Lundy Island DXpedition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdvsXY7Ayfo
If you have a DXpedition 'video' available on the Web and would like to have it listed in the OPDX, PLEASE send the URL to use, and we will publish it.
A team of operators will be active as E7DX during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via E77E, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
Serge, UT5UDX, will be active as ER4A during both the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.
Members of the Ville de Provins ARC will be active as F6KOP from a station located in the highs of Provins, 77 km SE of Paris, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi/Multi entry. Operators mentioned are Ghis/F6CEL, Francis/F5QF, Didier/F5JVP, Alain/F6ENO, Bruno/ F5AGB, Mat/F5PED, Jean-Jacques/F5NKX, Stephane/F5UOW, Tony/F8ATS, Antoine/ F5RAB, Serge/F6DZS, Terry/F4TTR, Claude/F5GVA, Laurent/F6BBO, Jean-Paul/ F8BJI, Frank/ F4AJQ and Maurice/F5NQL. QSL via F6KOP, direct or by the Bureau.
FY, FRENCH GUIANA
Didier, FY5FY, will be active as FY5FY during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (possibly 20/15/10m)/Low-Power or QRP entry. QSL via FY1FL, by the Bureau or direct.
FY, FRENCH GUIANA
Larry, F6FVY, will be active as FY5FY during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (possibly 15/10m)/High-Power or QRP entry. QSL via LoTW or by the Bureau.
Bob, GU4YOX, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/High-Power entry. QSL via GU4YOX, direct or by the Bureau (very slow) or LoTW.
H40 & H44, SOLOMON ISLAND AND TEMOTU PROVINCE
Ralph, H44RK, has announced that he is [edited] "planning a DXpedition in and around the Solomon Islands next year via our sailing boat Hafskip. The trip will start around April (2013) from Vella la Vella (OC-149) and continue through many Islands through to Temotu Province. From there we will be operating on many of the other islands as we head slowly back to VK4-land." In the Temotu Province, Ralph will sign H40RK. Some of the islands that he mentions (all count for DXCC as Solomon Islands) are: Solomon Islands (OC-047), Rennell Island (OC-127), New Georgia Islands (OC-149), Florida Islands (OC-158), Shortland Islands (OC-162), Russell Islands (OC-168), Ontong Java Atoll (OC-192) and Stewart Islands [aka Sikaiana Atoll] (OC-285). Ralph is interested and looking in sponsors for this trip. He can be contacted at: email@example.com
Simon, S54ZZ, will be active as HP1/S54ZZ from Panama until November 27th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
NA-072. Olli, OH0XX, is currently active as HP1XX from Contadora Island. The length of his stay is not known. He is expected to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band entry. QSL via his home callsign.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 26th- December 2nd)
Nov/26th AN Nov/29th HN Dec/01st HN-AN Nov/27th AN-HN Nov/30th HN Dec/02nd AN Nov/28th AN-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=6-9 100-400MARK YOUR CALENDARS (Doomsday)
According to one of the three Mayan Calendars, the end of the world will occur on December 21, 2012. To celebrate this once in a lifetime event, look for special event station "N0D" to be on the air for the following three days:
December 20th - To celebrate the end of the world.This operation will take place from a secret undisclosed location. QSL with SASE via KK5W, the address is in QRZ.com. According to the info on QRZ.com, "If Doomsday actually does happen, we regret that a QSL will not be possible so don't mail your QSL request until it is safe." More information is available about certificates, official N0D Doomsday apparel (T-shirts, Caps and buttons) and becoming a registered "Official Doomsday Station" [also take the Doomsday survey] on the Official N0D Web site at:
December 21st - The day of destruction. Operators will be on the air as long as possible.
December 22nd - This day is a little iffy right now.
Mat, F5SHQ, will be active as MJ0ASP during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW.
Ian, G3WVG, will be active as MZ5B from Eshaness, Shetland Island (EU-012, IOSA SH01, SCOTIA SI11, ARLHS SCO-075, BARLS A3838, WLH GM-026, WLOTA LH-0867, WAB HU27) during CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m) entry. QSL via LoTW or to G3TXF, direct or by the Bureau.
NP4, PUERTO RICO
Felipe, NP4Z, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via N4AO.
Martijn, PA3GFE, will be active as OA4/PA3GFE between December 20th and February 1st. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters, mainly CW and the Digital modes. He hopes to get active on 80m too, if he can get the antenna to resonant. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW.
OH0, ALAND ISLAND
Operators Franta/DJ0ZY, Maik/DJ2QV, Simon/DJ4MZ, Manfred/DK2OY, Holger/DL5KUT, Bernhard/DL6RAI, Jukka/OH6LI and Jari/OH6QU will be active as OH0V from Geta Bergen during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via OH6LI, by the Bureau or direct.
PT0S, ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL ROCKS (Update)
The PT0S team will not be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) because they went QRT on November 23rd at 1030z. QSL via HA7RY. The latest updates are available at their Web page. Also the PT0S's log is now on their Web page and ClubLog at:
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated November 23rd) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3B8/SM6GOR via SM6GOR EA8/RW3DO via RW3DO SV9/IN3EEF via IN3EEF 3Z5MT via SP5PRF EL2MF via KC7V TC2W via LZ1NK 4S7KKG via DC0KK EM7KAA/P via IK2DUW TF4X via G3SWH 5P3WW via DL1YAW FK8CE via LZ1JZ TY2BP via IK2IQD 6W/UN7LZ via UN7LZ GB2RN via G-Bureau only VE2IM via VE3DZ 6W7/N1SNB via N0TG (d) HE5LC via HB9LC VP2MMM via W3HNK 9H3OG via DL4HG HK2PMR via EA5GL VP5/W5CW via W5CW 9H3TX via DL5XAT HT9H via TI4SU W4D via WP4SD A6/YO3FRI via YO3FRI J79WTA via HB9MFM WH0DX via JM1LJS CN8QN via EA7FTR LU8EEM via LU7DR XW2CW via DK7PE CR3E via W3HNK NP2/K7EUG via K7EUG YA/IZ1CCK via IZ1BWB CT7/DL5SAQ/P via DL5SAQ OF3I via OH3BHL YC9CT via YC9BEC CT7/OJ0M via OH1NOA OY1OF via M0URX YS1/HB9KNA via HB9KNA CT8/OH6KZP via OH6KZP PJ2/VE7ACN via VE7ACN YU100SAF via YU1AVQ CT9/CT1FFU via CT1EEB PJ2/W0NB via W0NB Z38/HA6OI via HA6OI CT9/DL1CW via DL1CW PJ2MI via EB7DX Z38/HA7UI/P via HA7UI CT9/DL5AXX via DL5AXX PJ4/W1FJ via W1FJ Z38/YO5BRZ via YO5BRZ E51TLA via OZ6TL PJ4D via W3HNK EA/LB2M via LB2M PJ7I via JG2BRI (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only7O6T QSL STATUS. OPDX was informed on November 20th that QSL Manager Nick, UA3DX, reported he received the QSL cards from the printer about 4 weeks ago ((QRZ.com) states October 18th). He is now mailing about 500 direct cards weekly. NEW QSL MANAGER As of November 21, 2012, Buzz, NI5DX, is the QSL Manager for 4L1AN. Buzz and Joni will work on designing a card and getting it printed. This may take up to 6 weeks. NI5DX will NOT be able to answer any card requests prior to November 21, 2012.
NEW QSL MANAGER. Effective immediately, Buzz, NI5DX, is the QSL Manager for ZL2HAM, Rick in Nelson, New Zealand. Rick has forwarded Buzz his past logs, so Buzz will be able to answer any request for a card from ZL2HAM. Cards will be ordered and should be available to send out in about a month. Buzz will also handle Rick's contest calls ZL1G and ZM1G.
QSL INFO UPDATE FROM VU2PAI. Pai, VU2PAI, sent the following to OPDX:
"Greetings from Mangalore ,South India,VU2PAI address is: Ananth G.Pai, Bharath Beedi Works Pvt Ltd, Post Box 730, Bharath Bagh,Kadri Road, Mangalore 575 003, India. QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5H2DK, 5U6E, EA6UN, EA8AY, EI3KD, HB9ELE, HK1NA, J68HZ, LZ1MS, MW0ZZK, PJ7DX, PT0S, RI1ANF, S50XX, SV1CQN, T30PY, VE1DHD, VK7DZ, XE2HQI, YI9EO, ZL4PW and ZL7A
With a heavy heart I wish to inform the sad news about the loss my beloved father recently. He encouraged me very much in all walks of life and specially he helped me and motivated a lot for Ham Radio. The reason for my mail is to request you to publish some information that I will give in this mail in your next news bulletin. I have a small back log of the QSLs that I have received recently from about June-August as I was travelling to the U.S. in May-June to attend Dayton Hamfest, and I have not been active on the air for about 2 months since the death of my father. I am now QRV, and I will be sending all the pending cards soon. I once again request all DX hams not to send any green stamps with their QSL card. IRCs are fine no problem at all. I also read that it is difficult to get IRCs in many post offices in Europe and now the U.S.A also. But please do not forget to send a self addressed envelope or an address label with your QSL request.(More info on (QRZ.com) under my call VU2PAI)
I will be very happy to send cards via direct even without IRC or green stamp, no problem, I request hams to please use 3 or 4 beautiful stamps on the envelope when they send me their card. If possible they can send me 3 or 4 mint (unused stamps) from their country or any saved envelopes that they have from exchanging QSLs from other DX contacts to me. I love collecting stamps and stamps on envelopes. I still have some photo QSL cards from my previous activations like St.Marys Island (IOTA AS-096), Sacrifice Rock Island (Iota AS-161), AT0PAI,AT2PAI,VU2PAI/50 etc.
I DO NOT have any QSL Manager, and I handle all my QSL requests. Some databases showed a QSL Manager in Italy for me which is wrong infor- mation.
All QSL cards only for VU7LD/VU2PAI (Laccadive Islands) is VIA W3HNK ONLY.
I have also been appointed as the QSL manager for ALL VU stations since the last one year, and I will be happy to forward all incoming QSL cards to the members of the ARSI (Amateur Radio Society Of India which is affiliated to the IARU).
Best wishes to all and Seasons greetings in Advance for a very Merry Christmas and happy,healthy and a prosperous 2013."
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3D2C, 7O6T, C50C, C5A, D3AA, D64K, FG5FR, and TO2D
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!
"The Daily DX" reports that Mario, CT1FTR, has moved to the Sudan and has recently obtained his ST2FT license. He is using a FT-857 that is set up for SSB and PSK31 on the HF bands. QSL via CT2GBU direct and eQSL. PLEASE NOTE: QSLs cannot go through the REP QSL Bureau as neither CT1FTR nor his QSL Manager are members of REP.
Operators Rob/GM3YTS, Tom/GM4FDM, Gav/GM0GAV and Clive/GM3POI will be active as T2GM from Tuvalu between March 12-23rd (2013). Activity will be focused on Europe. QSL via GM4FDM. Hopefully, more details will be forthcoming.
Eric, K9GY, now active as T6MO from the Helmand Province (Grid MM21), is expected to once again be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters only using 100 watts into a OCF dipole at 30 feet. His sunrise is 0218z and sunset is 1240z. QSL via K8GY.
TM1, FRANCE (Special Event)
Look for special event station TM1TARA to be on air between December 8-10th. Activity is to commemorate the scientific campaigns of French polar boat "TARA". Operations will be conducted by François/F8DVD and Sebastien/F8IJV in Paris during the Tara exhibit. Look for them on 20-10 meters SSB. A special color QSL card will be printed and will be sent via the Bureau or direct (SAE with 1 IRC or 2 USD) via the QSL Manager F8DVD.
The Tara Expeditions has been organizing missions aboard the research schooner Tara for the past 9 years. The goal was to learn more about the impact of climate change on ecosystems. Tara has accomplished 8 successful expeditions - to Greenland, Antarctica, Patagonia, southern Georgia, the Arctic and all over the world with the latest expedition Tara Oceans. After stopovers in Europe this winter, the schooner will leave for a new mission in 2013 for the great North. Tara will attempt to go through the Arctic Ocean by the northwest and northeast passages, if the ice pack permits this. This will also be the occasion to add new research programs specific to the region concerning plastic particles and traces of pollution. For more info, see QRZ.com or contact F8DVD: firstname.lastname@example.org
TX1, NEW CALEDONIA
Sam, FK8DD, will be using the special callsign TX1CW from Noumea, New Caledonia (OC-032), for the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th). QSL via LZ1JZ.
Dmitri, UA2FB, will be active as UA2KW (ex-UA2KK) from the Keeper Telecom LTD Club Station during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via direct to: Ulrich Mueller, 13 Kreutzacker Str, D-35041 Marburg, Germany. No German stamps please! All cards are replied from Russia. No IBRS please! Bureau QSLs go to the UA2 QSL Bureau.
V2, ANTIGUA (NA-100)
The V26B QSL Manager Mike, KA2AEV, reports: "We (Team Antigua) are currently awaiting additional information as to the status of the shack. The building was damaged and the owner, Roy Carte, injured, but he's in the hospital and as far as I know recovering nicely. We will have additional information in the days ahead.
ANOTHER UPDATE: V26B shack was totally destroyed:
PATIENCE PLEASE." V3, BELIZE
Bob, K4UUK, will be active as V31RD from Belize between May 4-18th (2013). Activity will be on 80-6 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct (preferred) or by the Bureau.
V4, ST. KITTS (Cancelled)
Andy, N2NT, was expected to be active as V47NT from the QTH of V47KP between November 19-26th. However, he reports, "I had to cancel the trip to V47NT for the CQWW contest. The road to the station is out and no way to get to the hill. "
V8, BRUNEI (Update)
By the time you read this, the activity by the V84SMD DXpedition should be over. Remember, the V84SMD log search is available at:
A recent update, was posted on the Heard Island (The 2014 Cordell Expedition) Web page at:
"PROJECT STATUS - We announce the appointment of Viola Krebs as liaison to IPEV, the operators of the vessel Marion Dufresne. Viola replaces Peter Casier who resigned for personal reasons. We are currently in final negotiations for the itinerary and cost for the expedition. Attempts to arrange a combined mission with TAAF to enable the team to be on Heard Island for 33 days did not succeed due to the large size of the team and inadequate space on the vessel. We report that that team member Damion Gildea has made preliminary arrangements for an Australian film team to make a documentary of the expedition.VP2M, MONTSERRAT
We expect that in the next news update (15 Dec), we will have specific information about the itinerary and projected costs.
We have posted updates on the expedition website www.heardisland.org. For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Schmieder, KK6EK, Organizer and Expedition leader, Schmieder@cordell.org."
Alan, N3AD, will once again be active as VP2MMM between now and November 27th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band possibly a High or Lower Power entry. QSL via W3HNK. XR0, EASTER ISLAND
A UK DXpedition team will be active as XR0YG from Easter Island (SA-001) between February 13-21st. Operators mentioned are Michael/G7VJR, Nigel/G3TXF, Bob/MD0CCE and Martin G3ZAY. QSL via M0OXO. There will be a log search on ClubLog at:
A team of Japanese operators will be active from Burkina Faso between February 22nd and March 2nd (2013). Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Look for the following operators (w/their XT callsign): Yukinori/JA3VWT (XT2VWT), Jusei/JA3IVU (XT2IVU), Junichi/JH3AEF (XT2AEF) and Kunio/JA1CJA (XT2CJA). QSL via their home callsign.
XT, BURKINA FASO
On Tuesday, members of the "Italian Dxpedition Team" announced that their next DXpedition will be to Burkina Faso between February and March 2013 (dates are approx.). This will be a 15 day operation on all bands and all modes. The pilot station is IK7JWY, and the pilot station for 6m band is IK0FTA. Software Management (real-time log online) will be by IH9GPI. The official Web site is:
Mal, VK6LC, will be on another DX vacation to Cambodia between November 23-25th. He will sign XU7AEO. Activity will be on CW and some SSB. Also, look for him to operate in the CQWW DX CW Contest. QSL ONLY DIRECT to VK6LC.
Eddie, XV1X, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m) entry. He mentions that he may operate on other bands if 10m closes up. QSL RW6HS.
Yan, XV4Y (ex-XV4TUJ), located in Mekong delta (south of Vietnam), informs OPDX this past week [edited]:
"Like last winter, I will try to be active on 80 meters around NA sunrise time (1300-1400z). I already have several good reports and even a couple of QSOs during last month, but the level of noise is still really high since the rainy season has not yet ended. I hope to have better conditions in December and January, but the stations who want to work me may need a lot of patience. My setup is rather simple with 100W in a low-above-ground 80m OCF Dipole for TX antenna and an homebrew coaxial-made small loop for RX antenna. I will also try to be on the air for Europe around 2200z (my sunrise), but I have not a lot of spare time for this so don't expect me to be there every morning. However, band conditions are usually better at sunrise than at sunset so the QSO rate could be better. For more details about my planned operations (when I am able to plan something) will be available on my Twitter account @XV4Y. See you on the air."QSL via OK1DOT, LoTW and eQSL. Yan's Twitter and Web page can be found at:
Rudi, DK7PE, is now active as XW2CW from Vientiane until November 27th. Activity will be limited. Look for him to possibly be on 160 and 80 meters. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Visit his Web page at:
Pri, YB0ECT, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via W2FB.
ZL9, CAMPBELL ISLAND
Just a reminder that members of the Hellenic Amateur Radio of Association of Australia (HARAOA) will be active as ZL9HR from Campbell Island (OC-037, WFF ZLFF-019) between November 28th and December 9th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using all modes. QSL via EB7DX direct, LoTW or use the OQRS for Bureau and direct requests. For more information and updates, visit their Web site at:
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following stations are expected to be active in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th, 2012) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2012 CQWW DX 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/cqc2012.html (By call sign) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqcd2012.html (By entity) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqcz2012.html (By zone) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC CQZ Class QSL Callsign Entity Route ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3V8BB Tunisia 33 SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via LX1NO 3W2J Vietnam 26 M/S LoTW; QSL via K2PF 4K6FO Azerbaijan 21 SOAB 4K6FO 5X1NH Uganda 37 G3RWF 5Z4EE Kenya 37 SOAB HP NV7E 7P8D Lesotho 38 M/? ZS2DL 8P9DF Barbados 08 SOAB LP WJ2O Direct 9G5XA Ghana 35 SOSB 10M G3SWH 9H3PP Malta 15 SOSB HA5PP 9H3TX Malta 15 M/2 DL5XAT 9J3A Zambia 36 SO LP S57S 9M2/E21EIC West Malaysia 28 SOAB E21EIC; JAs QSL via JR5XPG 9M6NA East Malaysia 28 SOAB LoTW; QSL via JE1JKL (B/d) AH2R Guam 27 M/S LoTW; QSL via JH7QXJ (B/d) AH0DX Mariana Islands 27 M/2 WX8C BA7JS China 24 SOSB 160M BA7JS BY5CD China 24 SOAB HP BD4HF C5A Gambia 35 M/M OM2FY C6AKQ/C6ARU/C6AUM Bahamas 08 ???? QSL via home call C6AQQ Bahamas 08 SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via ND3F (d/e) CR2X Azores 14 SOAB HP OH2BH CR3E Madeira 33 SOAB W3HNK CR3L Madeira 33 M/2 DJ6QT CR6T Portugal 14 SOSB LoTW; QSL via OH1NOA CW5W Uruguay 13 SOAB HP CW90A Uruguay 13 M/? CX2ABC CX2DK Uruguay 13 SOSB 20m LP CX3AL Uruguay 13 SOSB 15m LP CX5TR Uruguay 13 SOSB 15m LP CX7CO Uruguay 13 SOSB 10m LP CX7ACH Uruguay 13 SOSB 10m LP D3AA Angola 36 SOAB UA1QV D4C Cape Verde Island 35 M/? IZ4DPV E7DX Bosnia & Herzegovina 15 M/S LoTW; QSL via E77E (B/d) EA8CUU Canary Islands 33 SOSB OH6CS Direct ED1B Spain 14 M/S ED1R Spain 14 M/2 EC1KR ED9Z Ceuta & Melilla 33 M/S HA1AG EF7X Spain 14 M/S EA7GYS EF8S Canary Islands 33 SOSB 160M OH2BYS EF8X Canary Islands 33 SOAB W2GR EL2A Liberia 35 M/M G3SXW ER4A Moldova 15 SOAB HP LoTW ES6Q Estonia 15 SOAB LP ES5RY EU1AA Belarus 16 SOAB QRP EU1AA EY8MM Tajikistan 17 SOSB 10M LoTW; QSL via K1BV F6KOP France 14 M/M F6KOP; QSL via (B/d) FS St. Martin 08 LoTW FY5FY French Guiana 09 SOSB FY5KE French Guiana 09 SOSB LoTW; QSL via (B/d) GJ2A Jersey 14 SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via K2WR or GJ3DVC GU4CHY Guernsey 14 SOSB 10M GU4CHY Direct GU4YOX Guernsey 14 SOSB 15M LoTW; QSL via GU4YOX (B/d) HK1NA Colombia 09 M/M K6IPM HP1XX Panama 07 OH0XX HQ2N Honduras 07 SOSB 10M LoTW; QSL via EA5GL IH9R African Italy 33 SOSB 40M IZ1GAR Direct II1A Italy 15 M/? IK1SPR II9P Sicily 15 M/S IT9CHU IT9RBW Sicily 15 SOSB 10M J34K Grenada 08 SOAB QRP LoTW J75Z Dominica 08 SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via K7ZZ direct JW5E Svalbard 40 M/S JW5E KG6DX Guam 27 SOSB 10M LoTW; QSL via KG6DX direct KH2/JK2VOC Guam 27 SOAB LP JK2VOC KH7M Hawaii 31 SOAB HP KH6ZM KP2M US Virgin Islands 08 M/S KP2MM US Virgin Islands 08 SO LoTW LN8W Norway 14 SOAB HP LA9VDA LS1D Argentina 13 M/S AC7DX LT1F Argentina 13 M/S AC7DX LU8YE Argentina 13 M/2 LU8YE LX7I Luxembourg 14 M/S LX2A LY7A Lithuania 15 M/M LY2ZO MJ0ASP Jersey 14 SOAB LoTW MZ5B Shetland Island 14 SOSB 10M G3TXF NH2T Guam 27 SOAB HP LoTW NP3X Puerto Rico 08 SOSB 20M NP3O NP4Z Puerto Rico 08 SO HP N4AO OE3K Austria 15 SOAB OE3DIA OH0V Aland Island 15 M/2 OH6LI OH0Z Aland Island 15 SOAB HP W0MM OP4K Belgium 14 M/S OP4K; QSL via (B/d) OU2A Denmark 14 SOAB HP OU2A (B) OY1CT Faroe Island 14 SO HP OY1CT OZ5E Denmark 14 M/M LoTW P3N Cyprus 20 SOAB HP RW3RN P40F Aruba 09 SOAB LoTW; QSL via UA3DX P40W Aruba 09 SOAB LoTW; QSL via N2MM P49Y Aruba 09 TBD AE6Y PJ4A Bonaire 09 M/? K4BAI PJ4D Bonaire 09 M/? W3HNK PJ7/VA3RA Sint Maarten 08 SO VE3IKV PT0S St Peter & St Paul 11 M/S HA7RY PZ5T Surinam 09 SOAB VE3DZ R4WAA/HI7 Dominican Rep. 08 R4WAA RI1FJ Franz Josef Land 40 SOSB 15M UA2FM Direct; QSL via OQRS RT7T Russia (Europe) 16 SOSB 10M RY7G (B) RU0FM Russia (Asia) 19 M/2 LoTW; QSL via RU0FM (B/d) T40C Cuba 08 M/S T40C Direct T6LG Afghanistan 21 SOAB LP LZ1ZF T6MO Afghanistan 21 SOAB LP K9GY T8NS Palau 27 SOAB TBA TC2M Turkey 20 M/2 LZ1NK TF2CW Iceland 40 SOAB LX1NO TF4X Iceland 40 M/2 G3SWH TG9IDX Guatemala 07 SOAB LP DL5RMH TI5A Costa Rica 07 SOAB TI5KD TO7A Martinique 08 SOAB UT5UGR TX1CW New Caledonia 32 SO LZ1JZ UA2KW Kalinigrad 15 SOSB 20M V26K Antigua 08 SOAB LP AA3B V6A Micronesia 27 SOAB LoTW; QSL via JA7HMZ (d) VE2EKA Canada 02 SOAB LP VA2WDQ VK6AA Australia 29 SOAB LP DK2BJ VK8GM Australia 29 SOAB HP VK8GM VK9/OG1M Lord Howe Island 30 SOSB 10M OH1VR Direct VK9/OH3X Lord Howe Island 30 SOSB 160M OH3JR Direct VP2MMM Monserrat 08 SO W3HNK VP2V/AA7V Br.Virgin Islands 08 M/S LoTW; QSL via NR6M (d) VP5CW Turks & Caicos 08 W5CW Direct VU2PTT India 22 SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via VU2PTT (B/d) XU7AEO Cambodia 26 VK6LC Direct ONLY XV1X Vietnam 26 SOSB 10M RW6HS YB0ECT Indonesia 28 SOSB 10M W2FB YN2CC Nicaragua 07 SOAB LP LoTW; QSLvia AJ9C (d) Z6/S56A Kosovo 15 SOAB LP S56A ZD8W Ascension Island 36 SO W6NV ZF1A Cayman Islands 08 M/S LoTW; QSL via K6AM (B/d) ZM4T New Zealand 32 M/M LoTW; QSL via ZL2AL (d) ZP9MCE Paraguay 11 SOSB 10M EA5ZD ZS4TX South Africa 38 SOSB 15M LoTW (d) direct only (e) eQSL (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only
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