DX Bulletin No. 1348
January 22, 2018
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written and Sent from Strongsville, Ohio
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, AF1G, N1DG, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N6PSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, 9A6AA, CO8ZZ, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, E21EIC/XW1IC, EA1HEO, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PY2RMZ, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO and the WIA Website for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 14th/January, through Sunday, 21st/January there were 217 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E3, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, 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, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/o, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZSp PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".
3B7A ST. BRANDON ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release #5)[edited]. An updated most wanted list has been published on Clublog. It now shows Saint Brandon as the 27th most wanted entity worldwide (#19 NA, #17 SA, #33 AS, #28 OC, #34 AF, #48 EU). This statistics clearly confirms the relevance of our DXpedition, we knew the demand to be high more than 10 years after 3B7C. Same as with our previous projects, we know a flawless preparation is the key of the success. We are now working carefully on propagation fore- cast. Of course our experience of this area is a big advantage, we know some specifics tips, possible openings, etc. This forecasts will drive our operations from the first to the very last day, giving priority to the area with the shortest and most difficult conditions. We would like to thanks our pilot team: Bjorn/ON9CFG, Paul/N6PSE, Javi/LU5FF, Joe/JJ3PRT, and our "chief pilot" Michel/F6AGM (ex-FM5CD). Please share your experience and all interesting information with your local pilot during the expedition. We will be in touch with them on a daily basis thanks to our satellite phone. The pilots will NOT have access to the logs! Questions related to your QSOs should be submitted to our QSL manager through the online form on our website. Do not expect answer until we are back in France. We would like to take advantage of this communication to wish good luck to our 3Y0Z friends on the way to Bouvet. Please keep on supporting our project on our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter <@SaintBrandonDX> 3W, VIETNAM. Charles, W0DLE, will be active as 3W9DLE from Saigon for 90 days between February and April. Activity will be mainly 20 meters using CW, SSB and FT8, as well as entries in the ARRL International CW DX Contest (February 17-18th) and Russian DX CW Contest (March 17-18th). QSL via W0DLE. 3Y0Z BOUVET DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release #12, dated January 16th). Preparation for our departure continues, albeit at a somewhat slower pace than we had hoped. However, the vessel is now fully fueled and all our DXpedition gear, food, and medical and survival gear is aboard. And, you have likely read that team members completed their cold water survival, CPR, and fire-fighting training. Two team leaders and our merchant marine captain team member (W7IV) have been aboard the vessel. They observed the crew and contractors working hard to complete their projects. We are awaiting final clearance to sail which will be issued by the Chilean Navy, the regulatory authority for maritime safety. We remain confident in our success and are anxiously waiting to get underway. Whatever delay we encounter will not impact our results on the island. Ralph - K0IR Bob -- K4UEE Erling -- LA6VM ADDED NOTE: As of January 19th (around 1240z), the 3Y0Z team is now on their way to Bouvet Island aboard the MV Betanzos. The team is active as 3G9A/mm (mainly on 40/20m) during their voyage. QSL via N2OO. Visit the team's media pages (Twitter, Facebook) as well as their Web page to see pictures and videos of their departure. Remember to also follow their almost 2 week voyage by watching the following URL links: https://share.garmin.com/bouvet http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:
777230/mmsi:725000291/imo:7310923/vessel:BETANZOS#IrjZAqtjXemvHHQW.99 3Y0Z BOUVET DXPEDITION NEWS (Posted on the Web, January 20th): We had an uneventful traverse of the Straits of Magellan, and are currently just southeast of the Falkland Islands, making approximately 11 knots. At the moment, we have fair winds and following seas, and our weather forecast looks good for the next 12 hours. However, the weather can change quickly in this part of the world. Our team is in good spirits, but one or two are feeling the effects of moderate seasickness. We have one maritime mobile station active, with most of our QSOs on 20 and 40m. We are running 100 watts to a Hustler vertical on the bow of the ship and an OCF dipole hung from the bridge area. Our transmissions include grid square information. We hope to add a second station, soon. 73, Ralph, K0IR AFRICAN TOUR. Sadao, JA1PBV, is currently active as 9X2S from Kigali, Rwanda until January 23rd. From there he will travel back to Entebbe, Uganda, and be active as 5X2S until January 29th, before heading home. Activity from both places have been on 20/17 meters using CW and FT8. QSL via JA1PBV or ClubLog's OQRS. AX, AUSTRALIA (Special Event). The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) automatically allows all radio amateurs to substitute their normal VK callsign prefix with the letters AX, every Australia Day. Their national day this year falls on Friday 26th of January. This gives radio amateurs the chance to be part of the commemoration the First Fleet's arrival in 1788 at Sydney Gove and the establishment of a European settle- ment at Port Jackson, with the raising of the British flag by Governor Arthur Phillip. The AX prefix is popular among prefix hunters and others. The use of a special QSL card is encouraged by the Wireless Institute of Australia. C6, BAHAMAS. Tim, AF1G, is once again active as C6ATH from Andros Island (NA-001) between January 8, 2018, and until further notice. Tim lives and works in the Bahamas and expects to be there for a couple of years. Activity will primarily be on weekends, holidays, and some evenings during the week. QSL via LoTW or direct. Check out Tim's page under C6ATH on QRZ.com. C6A, THE BAHAMAS. Brian, VE3BWP, is now active as VE3BWP/C6A from Paradise Island (NA-001) until January 25th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/10 meters using SSB, FT8 and PSK31. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW. C96/C98, MOZAMBIQUE (2 IOTA Op/Update). Members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) will be active as C96RRC (AF-088) and C98RRC (AF-066). Operators mentioned are Vasily/R7AL, Vasily/RA1ZZ, Al/RZ3K, Vlad/RK8A and Aleksei/ RN3BZ. The pilot station will be Victor, UA3AKO. Their tentative schedule is as follows: April 29th-May 3rd - From Mozambique Island (AF-088) as C96RRC May 5-9th - From Inhaca Island (AF-066) as C98RRC Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via R7AL or ClubLog's OQRS (preferred). ADDED NOTE: In 2018 the RRC is celebrating their 25th anniversary of "Russian Robinson Club". They now have a Web page online at: https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/mozambique CO9, CUBA (Special Event). Radio club station, CO9KAA, from Las Tunas Province is on the air celebrating the Cuban National Baseball Champion- ship final play-off where the Las Tunas team is included for the very first time in their history. Operation started Saturday, January 20th, and will be on until one champion would be defined in a series of seven games. Activity will be on CW/SSB, but only on 40 and 20 meters due antennas availabilities at the radio club's station. Those who work CO9KAA on both modes will receive a certificate in digital format. The winner of this match between Las Tunas and Granma will take part in the Caribbean Series which will be held next February. Visit the Radioa- ficionados Cubanos Web pages at: https://www.frcuba.cu http://xavian2016.cubava.cu CR2/CT8, AZORES. Hermann, HB9CRV, will be active as CU8FN from Flores Island (EU-089) between January 22nd and February 16th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using mainly FT8. Antonio, CU8AS, will join Hermann to participate in the CQWW 160 Meter CW Contest (January 26-28th) as CR2W. QSL CR2W and CU8FN via LoTW, or via HB9CRV, direct or by the Bureau.
DXCC NEWS (New Criterion for Political Entities). Thanks to "The Daily DX" for sending out the following report [edited]: Starting after the ARRL Board meeting today (January 20, 2018) a new DXCC criterion will be added to Section II for Political Entities (point 1). Currently there are three criteria for Political Entities. If any one of the following three criteria are met the entity qualifies as a Political Entity on the DXCC list: 1) United Nations Member State 2) Prefix is on ITU callsign prefix block 3) "The entity contains a permanent population, is administered by a local government, and is located at least 800 km from its parent. To satisfy the "permanent population" and "administered by a local government" criteria of this sub-section, an Entity must be listed on either (a) the U.S. Department of State's list of "Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty" as having a local "Administrative Center," or (b) the United Nations list of "Non-Self-Governing Territories. " The new criterion, which goes into effect after the BOD meeting, will be if the potential entity is a member society of the IARU and is listed on the United States Department of State Independent States of the World list . The Entity must be on both lists in order to qualify as a Political Entity. QRX for the exact timing that the new rule will go into effect. ERITREA 2018 DXPEDITION NEWS. Zorro, JH1AJT, and the E31A FGC Radio Team will continue until 1200z January 22nd. Zorro, JH1AJT, continues to make plenty of QSOs on FT8. While Dima/RA9USU and Yan/RZ3FW operate on 160 meters. QSL via JH1AJT. FM/TO5, MARTINIQUE (NA-107). Albert, F5VHJ, will once again be active as TO5A from FM5BH's QTH during the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL with SASE to WA6WPG. All others by F5VHJ, LoTW and the REF Bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. An OQRS will be available via ClubLog. H7, NICARAGUA. Operators Jim/WB2REM and Mark/WY1G will be active as H7DX from Granada, Nicaragua, between February 26th and March 6th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB, and FT8. QSL via WY1G, direct or ClubLog's OQRS. No other details were provided. Watch QRZ.com or for updates or more details. H84, PANAMA (Also H7). Operators Mek/SP7VC and Kasia/SQ7OYL will be active as H84VC from Panama between January 24th and February 4th. Activity will be on various HF bands (possible 60m) using SSB and FT8. During their time on Panama, the operators will make a quick trip to Nicaragua between January 30th and February 3rd, and be active as H7/SP7VC. They will use an IC-7300 with a PA-500W amp into a vertical for 40-15m and an Inverted-L for 160/80m. QSL both callsigns via SP7VC, ClubLog or LoTW. For possible updates, watch QRZ.com or the following URLs: http://www.sp7vc.pl http://expedition.sp7vc.pl HELPFUL FT8 OPERATING GUIDE. Gary, ZL2IFB, has written an "FT8 Operating Guide" to help his fellow HF DXers make good use of the new digi-mode. http://www.g4ifb.com/FT8_Hinson_tips_for_HF_DXers.pdf IOTA NEWS.............. AS-105. By the time you read this, HL23N should be active from Yonghung Island until January 21st. Activity is to coincide with the Pyeong Chang Winter Olympic Games, South Korea. Operations will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via HL2UVH. AS-126. Operators "Off"/E23CAL, Noi/HS3NBR, Chanachon/HS8GKR, "X"/HS8JCV, Boy/HS8GLR, Chana/HS9HK, HS9JZT and Chayakorn/HS9STL will be active as HS8JCV/P from Lipe Island between March 29th and April 2nd. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via HS8JCV. EU-038. Operators Jef/DD2CW and PA3AXC will be active as PA/DD2CW (or possibly a special IOTA callsign which has been requested) from Texel Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Mixed-Mode/24-Hrs entry. QSL via ON3UN. EU-090. Members of the Radio Club Croatian Flora Fauna will be active as 9A90P (9A ninety P) from the Island of Vela Palagruza (CI-084, LH 0057, no 9AFF reference yet) between June 16-23rd. Some of the members will also try to operate under their home callsign from neighboring islands: Mala Palagruza (EU-090, CI-461) and Galijula Island (EU-090, CI-462, 3NM southeast of Palagruža). Operators mentioned are: Emir/9A6AA, Radovan/9A2SC, Boris/9A2GA, Ico/9A2KI, Marijan/9A1MB, Zeljko/9A3DF, Vito/9A3GSV and Neven/9A5YY. Activity will be on/near the IOTA frequencies on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL 9A90P via 9A2MF. For more details and updates, see: https://9aff.wordpress.com/2018/01/19/9a90p-palagruza-2018-iota-expedition NA-062. Howie, K1VSJ, is now active from Key Colony Beach in the Florida State (Florida Keys) IOTA Group until February 15th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via K1VSJ, direct or by the Bureau. SA-071. Look for ZW2MT from Montao de Trigo (NEW DIB) to be activated sometime in March. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and FT8. Operators mentioned are Favio/PY2RMZ, Marcelo/PY2AE, Billy/PY2LCD, Tonly/PY2DX (OA4DX), Ricardo/PY2VOX and PY2XYZ. QSL via PY2RMZ. PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new have decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin...... INTREPID-DX GROUP NEWS (Press Release by Paul, N6PSE, dated January 14th): The Intrepid-DX Group wishes to memorialize our friend, Co-Founder and President, David R. Collingham-K3LP. In recognition of David's humanitarian work as well as service to man- kind, we are creating an annual David R. Collingham - K3LP Humanitarian and Service Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual or group for their humanitarian or service for the previous year. The award presen- tation will take place at the International DX Convention held in April at Visalia, CA. To make a nomination for the David R. Collingham - K3LP Humanitarian and Service Award, please send an email message to: firstname.lastname@example.org We will close the nomination period on January 31st, 2018. Thank you, Paul S. Ewing-N6PSE Vice President The Intrepid-DX Group JD1, OGASAWARA. Kazu, JD1BNA (ex-JK1FXI), will be active from Hahajima (Mother) Island (AS-031) between February 2-5th. Activity will be mainly on 160/80/40 meters using mostly CW. QSL via JL1UTS, direct only. K3, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Look for the annual "Ground Hog Day Special Event Station", K3HWJ, to be active on Saturday, February 4th, around 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EST) or possibly later, depending upon band conditions at that time. Suggested frequencies are: 40 meters on or about 7245 kHz (+/- about 5 kHz) or 20 meters on or about 14340 kHz (+/- about 5 kHz). 80 meters is a possible "backup", but is not planned at this time. They will offer a certificate for a "SASE" (self addressed stamped envelope) and mail it to: Punxsutawney Area Amateur Radio Club, Groundhog Contact No. ___, P.O. Box 3, Punxsutawney, Pa. 15767. PLEASE NOTE: Put your contact number in the "___" above. This will help them a lot to process your certificate. Also, certificates should be all mailed out within 2-3 weeks. For more details, see: http://www.punxyclub.com/special-events/ground-hog-day KH1/KH7Z BAKER ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release by Don/N1DG, dated January 16th). The Dateline DX Association is pleased to announce major equipment support from Elecraft, DX Engineering, and SteppIR Communi- cations Systems for its KH1/KH7Z Baker Island 2018 DXpedition. For the KH1/KH7Z operation, Elecraft will supply the highly reliable K3S transceivers and their matching KPA500 amplifiers. These radios are veterans of several highly successful major DXpeditions and will greatly aid our goal of many ATNO contacts. Our use permit for access to the Baker National Wildlife Refuge restricts the type and height of antennas we can use for KH1/KH7Z. SteppIR Commun- ications Systems is working with team member George Wallner, AA7JV, with antennas that are acceptable to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Every operation of this size needs a large number of critical equip- ment items suitable for island operation. DX Engineering has stepped up to offer those items on an as needed basis. DX Engineering continues to support major DXpeditions, and is a quality supplier of everything needed for the Amateur Radio community. KH1 is the 4th most wanted entity. Our plans are to bring the KH1 entity to as many operators, and countries as we can. Support from these equipment vendors is appreciated and helps us meet our QSO goals. As with any DX- pedition to the really rare ones, this will be another large budget oper- ation. The operator team will contribute over 50% of the expected budget of $400,000. You can help make this DXpedition happen by visiting our website, and contributing today. http://www.baker2018.net/pages/donate.html Thank you in advance for your support. The Baker Island 2018 Team KH6, HAWAII. Toru, JH0CJH, will once again be active as KH6/JH0CJH from Honolulu (OC-019) between January 21-25th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using mainly CW with some SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. NH7, HAWAII. Albert, NH7A/F5VHJ, will be active as NH7A from Keaau during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High- Power entry. QSL via F5VHJ, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. REF Bureau cards go to F5VHJ. USA cards via WA6WPG. OJ0, MARKET REEF. Col, MM0NDX, of DX-World.net, plans to be active as OJ0/MM0NDX from Market Reef (weather permitting) during June 27-29th. Possible short activity on June 26th (evening) from Aland Islands as OH0/MM0NDX. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL info TBA. Col mentions there is space on the boat to Market Reef if one or two other operators would like to join him. Drop an E-mail to: email@example.com OR4, BELGIUM. Javier Roldan, EA1HEO, President of the ESOC Radioclub (DL0ESA), is now activating OR4ESA from the European Space Agency (ESA) [the Redu Ground Station in Belgium] since January 16th and only until February 6th. Activity will be limited (after work between 1700-2200z) on 80/40/20 meters bands using SSB and the Digital modes (mainly PSK31 and RTTY). Taking advantage of his visit to the site while during one of their 15m dish S-Band antenna refurbishment. Paper QSL via DL0ESA (by the Bureau or direct). More details and pictures of the activation can be found at: http://www.qrz.com/db/OR4ESA PJ2, CURACAO. Jeff, K8ND, continues to be active from Curacao Island (SA-099, WLOTA LH-0942) at the Signal Point Station (PJ2T) as PJ2ND. He is expected to be joined by Jim, W8WTS, this week. The two operators will team up as a Multi-Single entry in the CQWW 160 CW Contest (January 26-28th) as PJ2T. QSL all callsigns via LoTW. For direct cards, QSL PJ2/K8ND and PJ2ND via K8ND, PJ2/W8WTS via W8WTS and PJ2T via W3HNK. PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (January 22-28th)....... Jan/22nd HN Jan/25th AN Jan/27th AN Jan/23rd AN Jan/26th AN Jan/28th HN Jan/24th 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 (January 21st) -------------------------------------------------------------------- 6Y5SGD via G4SGD (L) HG5A via HA5KDQ & (L) SN2WOSP via SP2UUU 9X2S via JA1PBV HG7T via HA7TM SP26WOSP via SP2PBM DF0SX via DL1CW HG8R via HA8JV TM20SLR via F6KRK (e) DQ1IGRY via DQ1IGRY (L/e/N) HG8X via HA8RC TM2F via F4GTT E31A via JH1AJT (d/O) II4MXW via IQ4FE UI0L via RW0MM EA8/DK1AX via DK1AX K4C via KD4CB (d) YO5/DJ1AA/M via DJ1AA EH3DK via EA3ZK OM/SP5UUD/P via SP5UUD ZW8T via PS8HF (d) HA6KNX via HA6NL P4/S50M via S50M HG1Z via HA1XY RT0C via (RA-B/L/direct to VE7ACN) (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only (N) No QSL needed (I) No IRC (P) PayPal LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK...... https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/5X2S https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/9X2S https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/E31A https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/3Y0Z (No QSOs yet) https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/ZC4A PIRATE ALERT. Champ, E21EIC/XW1IC, informs OPDX readers that HS/RA4AR is pirate. He doesn't have license and is operating illegally in Thailand. QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3B9FR, 3D2RJ, CP6CL, DL1YAF/VK9L, EB7DX, G3PXT, HC8LUT, OS0S, OZ5RZ, T30GM, TF3ARI, TZ4AM, UR5ZD, VE3VEE, VP5CW, VP5DX, XT2AW, YV5FRD and ZS6JES QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3C1L, 3XY3D, A25SP, AL3/AA7CH (NA-042), H40GC, H79H, OJ0/UA4WHX, VE7KDU/7 (NA-181), VU2GSM, VU7T, XK150YUKON and YC8UTI (OC-209) QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3A2LF, 3D2NW, 4W0VB, 5B/R2DX, 5H1WW, 8Q7FU, A65BP, CE3/UA4WHX, CE8/UA4WHX, CE0/R4WAA, EK/R2DX, EP2A, HC2/UA4WHX, JT5FW, P33W, R1NU/P (EU-147), R71RRC (AS-071), R73SRR, R150S, RI1ANP, RI1ANC, RI1ON (EU-066), RK1O/P (EU-161), RM0F (AS-018), RN1CC/P (EU-102), SV9/R2DX, UA2FL, UA2FL, UA2FY, UA0DX, UF2F, UN/UA4WHX, VK5MAV, VK6WAX/P (OC-164) and YV5/AC4LN V5, NAMIBIA. Rudi, DK7PE, will be active as V5/DK7PE from Omarura between January 24-30th/31st. Activity will have an emphasis on 160 and 60 meters, including participation in the CQWW 160m CW Contest (January 26-28th). Rudi states, "You may QSL direct, but please don't send any IRCs for return postage. I don't need a QSL, so you can use PayPal and send me the contact details. If the QSO is OK in my log, I'll send you the confirmation. ?This way may also be used for my older DXpeditions! Please use ." Watch his home page for possible updates: https://www.rooody.de VP2E, ANGUILLA. Jim, WB2REM, will be active as VP2EGO from Anguilla Island (NA-022) between March 17-24th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands using CW, SSB, and FT8. QSL via WB2REM, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS. VY0, CANADA (Zone 2). Operators Alexey/VE1RUS and Pierre/VE3KTB will once again activate the Eureka Weather station and Eureka Amateur Radio Club [probably the most northerly located amateur radio club in the world] from Eureka, Nunavut (NA-008), as VY0ERC sometime between February 4th and April 1st. Suggested bands are 40 and 20 meters using SSB, the Digital modes and very slow CW. Activity will be limited to their spare time. QSL via M0OXO, OQRS or direct. Z2, ZIMBABWE (Update). Operators Rune/LA7THA, Arne/LA7WCA and Thor/LA9VPA will be active as Z2LA between March 2-11th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands (160-10m) using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS, M0OXO or his OQRS. Visit their new Web site at: http://www.la9vpa.com/z2la
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