OPDX Bulletin 1132 October 14, 2013

01:09 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments

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, W2GB, NG3K & ADXO, WA3RHW, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4DN, WA4DAN, W5AJ, KY7M, K8GI, K8MR, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, AT International, CO8ZZ, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, F8ATS, G3SWH, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK8YFU, IW3SQY, JA1UII, Mediterraneo Dx Club, OH2HAN, OK6DJ, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PS7AB, RN1CW, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), VK7BC, YB3MM, YB5NOF and YF1AR for the following DX information.
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 6th-October, through Sunday, 13th-October there were 221 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FO/a, FP, FR, FS, 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, J2, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PY, PZ, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8
* 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).
Eric, SM1TDE, is currently active as 5X8A from Entebbe. He showed up on the air on October 11th. Activity has been on 40/30/20/17/15 meters CW. However, Eric will be QRT for for 2 days (Monday and Tuesday), but he hopes to be active again between Wednesday and Friday, mainly in the mornings and evenings. He will go QRT after this. QSL via his home callsign. Look for Eric to post more updates and pictures on his Blog page at:
Gert, ZS6AYU, will once again be active as 7P8GF from Roma between October 23-26th (tentative). Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters, CW only and using just 100 watts into a vertical. QSL via ZS6AYU (see QRZ.com).
Operators Tomi/HA4DX and Laci/HA0HW will be active as 9A/homecall and homecall/mm on their way to Croatia between October 18-21st. They will do some work on the yacht before winter and do some sailing for the last time this year. QSLs via the HA Bureau.
Operators David/N4WDT and Jerry/K4ZIN will be active as 9L1JT from here between October 15-20th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters with a focus on the 30/17/12 meters and lower bands. They will have two stations on the air at least 12 or more hours a day. QSL via LoTW or via their home callsigns.
Zbig, SP5BTB, will once again be active as 9L1BTB from Freetown for the UN between October 25th and November 10th. Activity this time will only be 20 and 15 meters using a sloper for 20m and a DL special collinear Delta Loop (ON6WG/F5VIF model) for 15 meters. He did not mention what modes he will use, but he does operate CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign direct.
Chris, 9Y4D (ex-9Y4NZ), will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Assisted/Low-Power entry. QSL via 9Y4D (see QRZ.com).
Members of the Qatar Amateur Radio Society are heading for the beach again for a Multi-Op entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as A71BX. Operators mentioned are Saif/A71AM, Ali/A71BX, Abdulla/ A71CV, Khalid/A71CO, Mohammad/A71EL, Faisal/9K2RR, Dave/K5GN and Daniel/ K1TO. The Field-Day style set-up will begin the weekend before the contest, so look for them from then until sunrise, after the contest is when it all comes down. Activity on the 30/17/12m bands are not planned - the objective is the contest. QSL via EA7FTR. NO BUREAU QSLS.
Wim, ON6DX (ex-ON4CIT), will once again return to Togo (Grid Square JJ06rf) on November 18th and will be active as 5V7TH. Activity will be on 40-6 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. He plans to be on in the evening on 40 and 30 meters. See Web site at:
Wim also mentions that he will travel during the day to Benin to collect his TY1 callsign papers which are supposed to be ready. During that same day, he will try to search for a nice QTH in Grand Popo (Benin) for his TY1 DXpedition and move from Togo to Grand Popo, Benin, when everything is sorted out. So, he now expects to be active between November 20th and December 3rd. Activity will also be on 40-6 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. He plans to be on in the evening on 40 and 30 meters. See Web site at: http://dxpedition.be/Benin.html QSL both callsigns via his home callsign, direct (2 USDs/EU and 3 USDs/US), by the Bureau, LoTW (uploaded year later) or by the ClubLog's OQRS.
ARRL NEWS (Updating ARRL.NET Forwarding Service)
On October 15, 2013, the ARRL will be switching providers for the ARRL.NET E-mail forwarding service. The change will take place at 8:00am Eastern Time. There should be no interruption in the forwarding of messaging during this transition. If you find that delivery of messages to you has been disrupted, please E-mail itstaff@arrl.org
....... Thank You, ARRL HQ Staff
C8, MOZAMBIQUE (Just a Reminder!)
An international team of operators will be active as C82DX from Xai Xai (WW Loc KG64) between October 15-22nd. Operators' list has been updated and includes Bill/K1MM, Doug/N1DG, Tom/ N4XP, Kevin/K6TD, Charlie/NF4A, Ray/N9JA, Charles/W6OAT, Bruce/W6OSP, Tjerk/ZS6P (C91TJL), Pierre/ZS6PJH and Christian/ZS6RI.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are available in OPDX.1114. QSL via the OQRS by ClubLog (Highly Recommended/ Preferred Method) to receive a QSL either direct and by the Bureau. To QSL direct via the mail, send it to: C82DX, Box 333, Bethlehem, GA 30620 USA [Please do not send IRCs. See details on their Web page]. They will not confirm QSOs via the eQSL system. The C82DX Web page is at:
October 20th - Ivo, ON7IVO, will be active as ON7IVO/P from V12 Bunkery Castle (WCA ON-01932, BCA AN-208). Activity will be on 40 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.October 26th - Operators Susanne/ON2SL, Roger/ON4AHQ, Andre/ON4DTO and Erwin ON5BWE will be active as ON5BWE/P from Ordingen Castle (WCA ON-01134, BCA LB-103). Activity will be on 80 and 40 meters only SSB. QSL via ON5BWE, by the Bureau or direct.
The CY0P team is now QRT as 1830z, October 9th. They were expected to depart the island that day around 2100z. The team reported on October 8th, at 0100z [excerpts]:
"The CY0P DXpedition team reports 24,414 contacts in the log as of 0100z on October 8th. The team reported excellent band conditions with very strong signals. The weather forecast is not looking good for a Tuesday departure..... Needless to say the team is exhausted. There are three operators and three stations so 12-14 hour days at the radio have been the norm."
QSL via VE1RGB. For more details and updates, see:
Operators Jorge/EA7HZ, Julio/EA7JB, David/EA7JW, Cris/EA7RU and Jorge/EA9LZ will be active as ED9Z from Ceuta during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-? entry. The group will be using all Spiderbeam antennas. QSL via EA5KB and LoTW.
Laci, HA7JTR, will be active as HB0/HA7JTR from Masescha (1240m ASL) between October 24-29th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using 100 watts into a 4 band DunaX Gp for 40-10m, and Inverted Vee for 80m. Laci will also take part in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th). QSL direct via his address on QRZ.com.
Jim, K8MR, will be active as HI/K8MR from Punta Cana between November 15-25th. He plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/QRP entry. Jim informs OPDX that he will be taking his Elecraft KX3 and some wire and will modestly be operating outside the contest [to keep his wife happy]. He states, "Probably whatever operating I do outside the contest will be focused on the WARC bands." QSL via K8MR.
Members of the "DX Friends" will activate San Andres Island (NA-033) between November 1-10th. The current list of operators mentioned are Alberto/EA1SA, Toni/EA5RM (Team Leader), Roberto/EA2RY, Manolo/EA7AJR, Jose/EA7KW, Fabrizio/IN3ZNR, Alain/F6ENO, Tony/F8ATS, Faber/HK6F, Bernard/F9IE, Roberto/HK3CW and Valery/RG8K. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1824, 3524, 7004, 10104, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 1845, 3780, 7065/7160, 14195, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28494 kHz
RTTY - 7035, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24921 and 28080 kHz
6m - 50105/CW and 50115/SSB
They will have at least 4 stations at the same time on different bands and modes. Equipment is an Elecraft K3 and 3 Icom IC-7000. Antennas are Hexbeams, SpiderBeam, Verticals (160/80/40/30m) and Yagi for 6 meters. QSL via EA5RM direct (see Web page). You can use the OQRS (see Web page) for direct and Bureau cards. More details should be forthcoming, especially their callsign. Visit their Web page at:
AF-018. Simone, IV3NVN, will be active as IH9/IV3NVN from Pantelleria Island (IIA TP-001, WLOTA 0041) before and after the following contests. During the contests, look for him to sign IH9B. The contests that are scheduled are:
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a SOSB on 80m
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a SOSB on 80m
2014 CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a SOSB 40m
QSL via his home callsign by the Bureau.
AF-045. Luc, F5RAV, has cancelled his trip to N’gor Island and will stay on the mainland of Senegal through October 17th.
EU-034. Simo, OH2HAN, will be active as ES0HAM from Estonian Hiiumaa Island between October 17-22nd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, and the mode will be mainly RTTY. He will participate in the JARTS RTTY Contest (October 19-20th), and is happy to share the Estonia multiplier as much as possible. Outside of the contest some SSB, too. QSL via OH2HAN, by the Bureau or direct with SASE.
OC-108. Members of the YB Land DX Club will be active as YE5R from Anambas Island between November 10-20th. Activity will be on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. The operators mentioned are Yana/YB1AR, Hendra/YB1HK, Imam/YB4IR, Anton/YB5QZ, Aled/YB6CA, Fir/YB6ODD, Ady/YB6VK, Ronny/YB7GRN, Masri/YC2WWW, Wirzamrisal/YC5WIR, Agus/YE5TA, Erizal/YE5YE, Tara/YE6YE, Budi/YF1AR and Teuku/YG5TZ. QSL via YB4IR. For more information and updates, visit the following Web pages:
OC-109/ (Postponed/Update) John, YB5NOF, informs OPDX that the reason
OC-122/ for the postponement of OC-109 and OC-122, is that his wife had
OC-209/ a stroke on August 23rd, and was in the hospital. He did mention
OC-210. that they will try to activate Tambelan (OC-122) and Siantan
Island (OC-108) some time between April and May of 2014. Exact days and time will depend on transport and weather. However, John did say he will activate Sangihe Island (OC-210) and Talaud Island (OC-209), as well as some small islands around there at the end of January 2014. Stay tuned for updates! These operations will count towards the Nusantara Indonesian Island Award:
OC-111. Ralph, H44RK (YJ0RK), is planning to activate Emae Island, Shepherd Islands, sometime soon. Watch his FaceBook page for updates at:
OC-239. Operators Joni/YB9WZJ and Lucky/YD9RQX have postponed their operation to Waigeo Island.
OC-255. Just a reminder that Craig, VK5CE, will be active as VK5CE/4 from the totally uninhabited and very rare Red Island between October 16-21st. If like his Flinders Island operation, Craig's activities will be on 80-10 meters, with most of the operations being on 40/20/15m, using SSB and PSK. QSL via his home call- sign. For more details and updates, watch Craig's Blog page at:
OC-262. Bimbo, YB3MM, will be active as YB3MM/4 from Sebesi Island between October 19-21st. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via IZ8CCW.
OC-295. (New IOTA!) Operators Budi/YF1AR and Fan/YB0AI will be active as homecall/7 from (never been activated) Sebatik Island between October 23-28th. Activity will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th). Activity will be on 40-10 meters using mainly SSB as well as CW and the Digital modes. QSL YF1AR/7 via N2OO and YB0AI/7 via his home callsign (see QRZ.com). For more details about the island and the operation, see:
SA-047. Members of the CM DX Group will be active as PR5C from Mel Island (DIB-PR-01) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. A 9 member team will be on the island between October 25-30th. Operators mentioned are Joe/ PY5XH, Evan/PU5SVE, Jose/PY5JAP, Art/PY5VC, Martins/PU5UAI, Fabio/PY5FAB, Cesar/PY5RCB, Jose/PU5IKE, Alex/PP5ALE and Evans/PY5PS. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via PU5VE, by the Bureau, LoTW and eQSL. For more informations, see: http://www.pr5c.qsl.br
Mark, N2MD, is returning to Grenada (NA-024, WLOTA 0718) and will be signing J3/N2MD between October 23-28th. This year is the 30th anniversary of the U.S. intervention and rescue of U.S. medical students in Grenada (1983) during which Mark operated as KA2ORK/J37. He will be joined by Arnal, N9ACC, who will sign J3/N9ACC. Arnal is a U.S. Navy officer (retired) who was also involved in the 1983 mission. Plans are to operate both fixed and mobile. Operations will be on 80-6 meters (SSB) and 2 meter (FM); band conditions and time permitting. Activity will be holiday style but mostly evening hours. QSL via LoTW only.
JA operators Takayuki/JA1MZL, Yutaka/JJ1LIB, Nao/JN1RVS, Masayuki/JN3NFQ and Isao/JH1ROJ will be active as J34J between November 20-29th. Their activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). QSL via JA1HGY.
Take, JA1UII, informs OPDX that he will be active as JD1BON from Chichijima Island (AS-031) between November 1-4th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters with 200 watts using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, by the JARL Bureau or direct [see QRZ.com] (w/SASE+2 USDs or 1 IRC).
By the time you read this, Al, W6HGF, will be active as KG4HF, from Guantanamo Bay (NA-015) between October 11-25th. Al states, "I will focus on RTTY and digital modes, then CW." Operations will be on 160-10 meters and on 6 meters if it opens. QSL Direct to W6HGF. He mentions, "This is not a vacation, I plan to operate until I fall asleep. I will be operating with Bill, KG4WV." They will be on the air for the JOTA to put the local Boy Scouts on the radio. They will complete the antenna repairs from damage by hurricane Sandy and a few minor repair items to the shack. QSL via their home callsigns. For more details and updates, see the Web site at:
Carl Smith, N4AA, Editor of The DX Magazine and QRZ DX, wants to remind DXers that the "2013 DX Magazine MOST WANTED Survey" is coming to a close and the dead- line is October 15th. This survey is considered to be the most useful and popular tool for many DXers, DX clubs and DXpeditioners when in making decisions to fund and planning upcoming DXpeditions. Look for results to appear in the January/February issue of The DX Magazine. The survey can be found online at:
NH2, GUAM (OC-026)
Joel, KG6DX, will be active as NH2DX in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/High-Power entry. QSL via NH2DX, CBA or QRZ.com address. NO Bureau QSLs.
Operators Jim/N6TJ and Oliver/W6NV will be active as NH7A from KH6LC's QTH during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Op-2 entry. QSL via F5VHJ.
P3, CYPRUS (Press Release)
Lee, KY7M, sent out the following press release on October 8th: "The Voodoo Contest Group is leaving behind 20 years of West African CQWW CW contest operations this year to see new places. They will operate from the Cyprus QTH of Voodude 5B4AGN using the callsign P3F in the Multi-Two category. In addition to 5B4AGN, operators will include Roger/G3SXW, John/G4IRN, Ned/AA7A, and Lee/KY7M. The visiting Voodudes may operate before and after the contest as 5B/home- call or 5B4AJX. QSLs for P3F and 5B4AJX are via M0URX."
Robert, W5AJ, will once again be active as P40P for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th). His operating class is TBD. This is his 12th contesting trip to Aruba. Outside of the contest (before), Robert will be on the air, possibly on 40 meters. QSL via LoTW (Please) or direct to W5AJ. NO BUREAU.
Andy, W9NJY, will once again be active as PJ2/W9NJY from Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA LH-0942) between November 19-25th. He is actually there as a team member to help put the Caribbean Contesting Consortium's (CCC) Signal Point Station PJ2T on the air for the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). His activity outside of the contest will be mainly on CW on 160-10 meters. QSL PJ2/W9NJY via WD9DZV or LoTW. QSL PJ2T via LoTW or W3HNK.
Andy, DK5ON, will once again be active as PJ2/DK5ON from Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) between March 12-29th (2014). Activity will be on 80-6 meters including the 17/12 meter bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via his home callsign (see QRZ.com). NO eQSL.
PJ7, SINT MAARTEN (Reminder)
Philip, WA1ZAM, will be active as PJ7PL, a week before the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) and a week after. He will be a Single-Op entry during the contest. Outside of the contest, he will try some RTTY. QSL WA1ZAM.
PJ7, ST. MAARTEN (Update)
Operators Dennis/K2SX, Les/W2LK and Andy/K2LE will be active as homecall/PJ7 from Dawn Beach on the eastern side of St. Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711) between November 19-26th. QSLs should go to their home calligns. Activity will include this year's CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) using the special callsign PJ7W. QSLs for the contest operation should go to W2LK.
 Oct/14th AN      Oct/17th  AN      Oct/19th  AN
 Oct/15th AN      Oct/18th  AN      Oct/20th  AN
 Oct/16th HN

    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
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For October 13th)
  4K6AG via RW6HS (d)        LN1B via LA8PDA          PY5/AL4Q via DJ8QP (*)
  5X1NH via G3RWF            LU9CBM via EA6SK (d)     SA2Z via SM2YPZ
  5X8A via SM1TDE            NH2T via W2YC            SA6P via SA6AVB
  CO2IR via EB7DX            OG6N via OH6NIO          SB3W via SM3RAB
  CR2H via PT7ZT             OG7F via OH2FNZ          SG5W via SM5IMO
  CT9/SM0GNS/P via SM0GNS    OG7X via OH4XX           SG8X via SM5AQD
  D2QR via RW6HS (d)         OH0R via OH2PM           SN0WFF via SP5X
  EA5/DO1PGA via DO1PGA (d)  OH0Z via W0MM            SV8/SM0JHF via SM0JHF
  ED1DST via EA1DST          OK5MM via OK2JS          T88IK via JF1LUT
  EG1RGC via EA1SV           OQ100LAKEN via ON6TI     V6P via JH1NBN
  FR/DJ7RJ via DJ7RJ         OU4O via OZ1FAO          XP1A via OZ1ACB
  HK1MK via DL6IAK           OV0V via OZ3ABE          YO/PB2T/P via PB2T
  II0GMC via M0OXO           OV9A via OZ1KZX          YO900TO via YO5TO
  J8/DH5FS via DM5JBN        OW75FOC via G3SWH        YP2GEO via YO2KAR
  KH0M via JF1VXB            PA800GTB via PA1BM
  LG5LG via LA4EKA           PJ2/PD4JOF via PD4JOF
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
        (*) NO QSL-SERVICE FROM SEPTEMBER 2013 to APRIL 2014
II8LH/9 was activity this past weekend from Max, IT9AKC, from the Capo Peloro Lighthouse (JM78TG), Reference Numbers ARLHS ITA-031 and SI-001 WAIL. QSL via HB9FHZ (USKA Bureau), direct to IK8YFU, eQSL or LoTW. For more info, see:
QSLS FOR ZC4LI, 5B4AHA, ZD8LII AND G0LII. Phil, G3SWH, announced: "I am pleased to advise that I have managed to obtain copies of Steve's (G0LII) logs from his widow and should be able to confirm any outstanding QSOs. All logs have been previously uploaded to LoTW. There will be log searches available shortly at:
I understand that Steve's widow has already returned to their sender any unanswered QSL requests at the time of his death. Anyone in that situation should re-apply to me. Please note that as Steve was not a member of the RSGB, I am unable to process any bureau requests what so ever....."
By the time you read this, Andrea, IZ1MHY (MDXC #055), will be active as S79MHY from Praslin Island (AF-024), Seychelles, until October 17th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign. For more information, an online log search and etc..., visit the Web site at:
Members of the "Boy Scouts of Sudan" (ST2BSS) will participate and operate from the Khartoum Sea Scout Amateur Radio Club (ST2KKS) for the 56th Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) activities. Operations are expected to be on all bands and modes. QSL via ST2M. For more details, see QRZ.com.
Operators Ted/JF1CCH and Kazu/JA1FUF will be active as T30TS and T30NK from West Kiribati between November 28th and December 4th. Activity will be on the HF bands (all mostly 40-10m) and possibly 6m, using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. Ted will operate mainly on CW and SSB, while Kazu will operate mainly RTTY and PSK. They will use 100 watts into a dipole. QSL via their home callsign, direct, by the Bureau and eQSL. NO LoTW.
Members of the "Las Tunas Contest Crew", T48K, will be active once again during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi- Single or a Multi-2 entry from "La Herradura" on the north coast of the Las Tunas Province. Operators mentioned are Doug/CO8DM, Alex/CO8KA, Raúl/ CO8ZZ, Ernesto/CO8GJ, Carlos/CO8CML, Alex/CM8AKY and Jose/CM2XN. They are going to use a two element vertical and slopers very close to the salt water. The QSL Manager is Erhard, DK1WI.
Members of the F6KOP team will enter the next CQWW DX SSB Contest as TM1A and as a Multi-Multi category, from its facilities of Provins City (100 km SE of Paris). Well known DXpeditioner/Contester, Frank, F4AJQ, will lead the team of operators: YL Sophie/F4DHQ, Olivier/ F4FLF, Yann/F1NGP, Silvain/F4ERS, Jimi/F4DLM, Benoît/F1JHB, Johan/F4GTD, Thierry/F4BDG, Antoine/F5RAB, Christian/F6AXN, Alain/F5JTV, Maurice/F5NQL, Damien/F4EZF, Joël/F6JMT, Thierry/F4TTR and may be Jean-Luc/F1ULQ and Florent/F4EJL. Some of the above operators have been active in the past during contests and DXpeditions which include 5V, J5, XT2, FY, 3V, 5X8, 5H, PJ4, IS0 and many other DXpeditions to French IOTAs. QSL via F6KOP through the French REF Bureau (and please only this one).
By the time you read this, Dick, AD7AF, should be active as V31RL from Placencia until October 30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. He will try to focus on working JA and EU stations. His operations will also include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th). QSL via AD7AF. Log will be uploaded to LoTW after his return.
Marc, V31MA, will be active with the special callsign V3A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All- Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via M0OXO. QSOs are regularly uploaded to LoTW, eQSL and ClubLog.org.
Art, N3DXX, will once again be active as VP2V/homecall from Virgin Gorda (Tortola) between November 19-29th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via NR6M.
Operators Frank/WA2VYA and Tony/K4QE will be active as VP5T during the upcoming CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) from Providenciales (NA-002). QSL via WA3RHW, direct or by the W3 Bureau, (not the VP5 bureau) and LoTW. Frank will sign VP5/WA2VYA outside of the contest between October 22-29th, and will be active on CW, with an emphasis on 160/80/10 meters, and the 30/17/12 meter bands, and possibly some RTTY or SSB. QSL via WA2VYA, direct or by the Bureau. No return postage is required; Frank would like to receive your QSL card. Tony will sign VP5/K4QE outside of the contest between October 22-29th, primarily on SSB, with an emphasis on the 17/12 meter bands. QSL via LoTW.
Peter, M1AYI, is expected to be active as VP8DNY from the Falkland Islands between October 20th and November 19th. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB. QSL via his home callsign by the RSGB Bureau.
Mick, G1EUZ (ZD8RAF), will once again be active as VP8BTU from the Falkland Islands between November 25th and May 25th, 2014. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign. Cards will not be sent out until he returns home. Also, log will be uploaded to LoTW on his return home.
XR0, JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLAND (Press Release - XR0ZR Countdown)
The following was sent out on October 8th [edited]:
"There are now less than 30 days to our departure. The Team will start from Italy, of the 6th of November, and we plan to be active on the late evening of November 8th (GMT).We will leave from Santiago, aboard two twin-engine Cessna and after about two hours, of adventurous flight, we land on the Juan Fernandez airport. Arrived on island, we reach our location, in about two hours, aboard two boats, as there are no road links. In all, if the weather conditions will be tolerant, and it will allow us to meet our destination.
Compatibly to the location, we believe to be able to install 3 beams looking on the sea, two loops, one for 30 and one for 40 meters, other than the usual vertical for 80 and inverted L for 160. Will also be installing a beverage of about 200 meters on the beach facing the sea.
We should have sporadic access to the Internet, and then try to send the logs to ClubLog, once a day. If for any reason this is not possible, do not panic, know that we will do so as soon as possible, and in any case the logs will be saved in 3 backup copies.
As always, we ask you not to make dupes QSOs, in order to give the opportunity for everyone to contact us in various bands and modes. You can follow XR0ZR Team on the following media links at:
Website : http://www.juanfernandez2013.com
FaceBook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/xr0zr/
Twitter : @xr0zr
I'm sure we'll all have fun together, and that we will have fun.
73, Fabri – IW3SQY"
Operators David/OK6DJ and Petr/OK1FCJ will be active as XT26DJ and XT2FCJ between November 17-26th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters including the 30/17/12 meters using CW and SSB. They also will be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as XT2FCJ. Their set up will be Elecraft K3 and Kenwood TS-480 into a Spiderbeam antenna (20/15/10m - including the WARC), a vertical (40-10m), 80m dipole and LW for 160m. QSL via OK6DJ for both callsign. QSL methods are: the ClubLog OQRS (for LoTW - confirmed every day), direct (minimum 2 USDs or new IRC (accepted IRC that expire in 2017; QSO confirmed to LoTW every day), OQRS by the Bureau, LoTW and eQSL (confirmed 6 months) and paper QSL via the Bureau (confirmed 12 months).
Toshitaka, JA3NHL, will once again be active as XV2NHL from Ho Chi Minh City between November 2-8th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via JA3NHL.
Members of the ORARI Semarang Contesting Team will be activating YE2C for the first time during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned Agus/YC2BYC, Bobby/ YC2SBG, Pur/YC2FNT, YL Sri/YB2BSE, Edi/YC2PWL, Bamband/YB2ERL, Jon/ YB2ECG and Adi/YD2PST. QSL via LoTW (PLEASE). For more info on the YE2C station, see:
Mirek, SP5IXI/VK6DXI, will be active as Z21DXI from Bulawayo starting October 14th for 2-4 weeks. He states that this is a business trip. His activities will limited after his working hours. Operations will be on 160-6 meters using only 100 watts and simple wire antennas. Mirek has operated from Zimbabwe before: February 4-12th and December 6-17th of 2010. QSL via SP5UAF, by the Bureau or direct. Online log will be available at:

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