OPDX Bulletin 1183 October 6, 2014

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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, N4AA & QRZ DX, N5JR, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, AT International, CE3KHZ, CO8ZZ, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JA1TRC, JT1CD, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, S50U, VA3RJ & ICPO, and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 28th-September, through Sunday, 5th-October there were 229 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, 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, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, 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, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T30, T32, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZK3, 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".

3D2, FIJI (Reminder)
Aki, JA1NLX, is now active as 3D2YA from Mana Island (OC-121) in the Mamanuca group until October 9th. Activity will be on 30-10 meters using mainly CW and some SSB/Digital, if possible. QSL via JA1NLX, direct or via the OQRS. DO NOT SEND VIA THE BUREAU. NO IRC. For more details, see:

http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~yy7a-ysd/3D2YA_2014.htm
 
4L, GEORGIA
Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via K1BV or LoTW.

5W, SAMOA
Before their KH8 operation as part of the ARRL Centennial celebration (W1AW/KH8, see OPDX.1175), operators John/N7CQQ, Cliff/KD6XH and Paul/W8AEF will be active as 5W0QQ, 5W0XH and 5W0EF, respectively, from Apia between October 23-28th. Activity will take place before and during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). QSL via their home callsign, direct and LoTW.

A3, TONGA
Lee, VK3GK, who was recently active from Norfolk Island, is now active as A35RT from Eua Island (OC-049) until October 13th. His activity will be limited due to his involvement in the Rotary International Humani- tarian project. However, he does plan to be active in the Oceania DX Contest on CW and SSB. Operations outside of the contest will be on 80-10 meters, including the 30/17/12m bands, using CW, SSB and possibly RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

A7, QATAR (Press Release) [edited]
"Once again, a joint team with members from the 'Danish Contest Academy' and the 'Qatar Amateur Radio Society' will be active from Al Khor in northern Qatar in the M/2 category in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as 'A73A'. Operators Jan/OZ1ADL, Aziz/A71GO, Mubarak/A71AE, Alex/OZ7AM, Abdulrahim/ A71BA, Abdul/A71BR, Ken/OZ1IKY, Mindaugas/LY4L, Jogesh/VU2BZY, Tom/A7/WT2NY, Younis/A41MA and more members of QARS will be active from the compound and at the same time use the opportunity to display Radio Sport to visitors.
The team will be setting up the station in the week prior to the Contest and will be active with the regular club callsign A71A, with a particular emphasis on the low bands. QSL via A71A."

D4, CAPE VERDE
Ralf, DK8FA, will be active as D44TUJ from Boa Vista (AF-086) until October 15th. QSL via DK8FA, direct or by the Bureau.

E3, ERITREA (Update/Dated September 23rd)
Jay, JA1TRC, from the FGC Radio Team reports:
"Zorro shut down the station around 18:00 UTC on 22nd September for this trip. He reported that he made 4,200+ QSOs, with his pleasure of giving ATNOs. He said it was the toughest QRV from DX he had ever experienced and exhausted himself by his official duties. However, he was healed whenever he heard 'Thank you Zorro for your hard work.' He is on his way back to JA land and expected to arrive Tokyo around noon on 24th September local time. We will start arranging DXCC and LoTW documentations and register the LoTW account. We also will provide ClubLog online check and OQRS for convenient QSLing, after he returns to SEISA/FGC office."
EA8, CANARY ISLANDS
Alex, RA1A, will be active as EA8/RA1A from the Canary Islands during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via RN3RQ or LoTW.

IOTA NEWS
AF-018. Operator Raffaele, IH9YMC, will be active from Pantelleria Island (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WW Loc. JM56XT), African Italy, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/ Single-Band (??) entry. QSL via eQSL.
AF-040. (Reminder) By the time you read this, Markus, DJ4EL, will be active as 5Z4/DJ4EL from Lamu Island, Kenya, until October 19th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. QSL also via the LoTW. AF-109. Miran, S50O, will operate as IG9/S50O from Lampedusa Island, QTH Punto Alaimo (WW LOC JM65HM) until end of November. Miran will participate in both SSB and CW CQWW Contests as IO9Y team member in Multi/Multi entry from ZONE 33. All QSLs for IG9/S50O via his home callsign by the Bureau, direct with SASE + 2 USDs or Clublog's OQRS. Cards will be ready to print soon into 2015, LoTW later.
AS-200. Taka, JA8COE, will be active as JA8COE/5 from Shodo Island between October 16-19th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via JA8COE, direct, by the Bureau or the OQRS on ClubLog. He has a Blog page at:

http://takaja8coe.de-blog.jp
 
AS-201. Metin, TA1ED, will be active as TC0MI from Marmara Island between October 5-8th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-031. Michele "Mike", IZ8XLP, will be active as IC8/IZ8XLP from Ischia Island (IIA C001) between October 18-24th. Activity will be holiday style on 40/20/17/15/12/10 meters using SSB only. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or the OQRS on ClubLog. For more information, see his Web page at:

http://www.bitebyte.biz/ic8iz8xlp
 
NA-247. (NEW) By the time you read this, operators Dom/3Z9DX, Jeremy/ EI5GM, Dave/EI9FBB, Frans/J69DS and Col/MM0NDX should be in St. Maarten with the primary aim to activate the NEW IOTA -- Pelikan Key, St. Maarten's Coastal Island. Their approximate dates of activity are scheduled between October 6-10th, but as with most island activations everything is dependent on calm seas and good WX. They will be using the callsign PJ7PK. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via 3Z9DX, direct, by the Bureau or to paypal request (please, no need to send a paper card). For more details and updates, see:
http://pj7pk.net
 
https://twitter.com/@pj7pk
 
SA-086. Just a reminder that the Chilean DXpedition Team will be active as XR2T from Damas Island (WLOTA-0029, FG40fs) between October 8-12th (likely dates -- See OPDX.1181). QSL via their manager CE3OP, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and updates, see the following at:
http://www.qrz.com/db/XR2T
 
http://www.xr2t.cl/index.php
 
JD1, OGASAWARA
Freddy, F4HEC, will be active as JD1BOX from Chichijima Island (AS-031, WLOTA 2269, WWFF JAFF-018, JCG 10007), Tokyo Prefecture, between December 4-12th. Reports indicate that Freddy is one of the very few European operators to ever receive a JD1 callsign. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB only. QSL via F4HEC, by the Bureau or direct.

JD1, MINAMI TORISHIMA
Take, JG8NQJ, will once again be active as JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island in the Minami Torishima (OC-073, JCG 10007) group between mid-October until mid-December. He is usually there to work on the island's weather station. Activity will be limited to his spare time. He will be mainly on 17 meters but also on 15/12/10 meters CW. QSL via JA8CJY, by the Bureau or direct to: Susumu 'Sin' Sanada, 5-17, 5-4, Shin-Ei, Toyohira, Sapporo 004, Japan. Online log is available at:

http://dx.qsl.net/cgi-bin/logform.cgi?jd1-jg8nqj
 
JU50, MONGOLIA (Special Event)
Look for special event station JU50VOM to be active until October 31st. Activity is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the foreign language radio "Voice of Mongolia". QSL via JT1BV, direct, LoTW or eQSL).

NEED HELP FUNDING A DXPEDITION?
QSL Manager Pedro, EA5GL, states, "If you're thinking of organizing a trip or DXpedition, please contact me before. I can offer financial assistance for the project." His E-mail address is: pedro.ea5gl@gmail.com

P3, CYPRUS
Operators Bob/5B4AGN, Dennia/F5VHY, Roger/G3SXW and Jack/G8DX will be active as P3F from the Cyprus QTH of 5B4AGN for the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) in the Multi-Two category. The visiting operators will probably operate before and after the contest as 5B/homecall. QSL via their home callsigns. QSL P3F via M0URX or LoTW.

P4, ARUBA
Operators Joel/N5JR (P40JR) and Jim/NT5V (P40JW) will be active from Aruba between October 7-14th. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-6 meters with an emphasis on 30/17/12m and 80/160m. QSL via their home callsigns or LoTW.

PJ2, CURACAO
Frank, PA4N, will be active as PJ2V from Curacao Island (SA-099) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/ Single-Band (15m) entry. Outside of the contest, Frank states, "I might be active as PJ2/PA4N, holiday-style operation." He will upload his log to LoTW within one week after the contest. QSL via his home callsign.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 6-12th)

 Oct/06th AN      Oct/09th  DIS     Oct/11th  AN
 Oct/07th AN      Oct/10th  HN      Oct/12th  AN
 Oct/08th 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       100-400
 
 
QSL INFO AND NEWS

  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (October 5th)
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3D2YA via JA1NLX        IT9/IZ8FFA via IZ8FFA     R6DX via R6DX
  3Z50AYP via SP7DQR      K0L via K0ESU             SN0S via SP5IOU
  5Z4/DJ4EL via DJ4EL     KH2L via W3HNK & KH2-(B)  SN0SOTA via SQ6GIT
  5Z4/DL3SFK via DL3SFK   L48DZV via LU7DZV         SV5/DL3DRN via DL3DRN
  5N54EAM via IK2IQD      LZ1375IKA via LZ1KCP      SV8/HB9AAI via HB9AAI
  5Z4/DL5NAH via DL5NAH   OA6Q via OE3NHW           SV8/PA0PMD via PA0PMD
  A52O via OH2YY          OE6XMF/MM via OE1GTU      SV8GKE via SV3DCX
  C6AAS via PY2WAS        OG5N via OH1CQ            SW9XB via DJ9XB
  C7A via 4U1VIC          OK2RJC via OK2RZ          SX100TS via SV2HXV
  CT7/DJ5YQ via DJ5YQ     OP37AEF via ON4OB         T30D via DL4SVA
  CT7/DL9UBF/P via DL9UBF OZ/DG5LAC via DG5LAC      TM1GM via F6AJM (B)
  E51HDJ via DJ2HD        PA35UNIFIL via PC9C       VP5/G3SWH via G3SWH
  E51XIW via DJ5IW        PJ6/G4IUF via G4IUF       VP9/ND8L via ND8L
  EA8/DF2RY via DF2RY     PJ7PL via WA1ZAM          VY2ZM via EA7HBC
  EA8/DL2MDU via DL2MDU   PP5JD via PY3VB           YB9/HA3JB via HA3JB
  EN90WF via UW1WU        R2014FI via R6DAG         ZL1X via ZL2MF
  FR/DJ7RJ via DJ7RJ      R2014FL via RA6UA         ZM1A via ZL3CW
  HB0/DL3TU/P via DL3TU   R2014FM via R7AM          ZP5VIA via DJ6QT
  HB0/DL4AAE/P via DL4AAE R2014FP via RW6AU         ZR9C via EA7FTR
  HF3A via SP3PJY         R2014FQ via UA6YW         ZS4A via EB7DX
  HF8SOTA via SP8PLM      R2014FX via RW6HS (d)
  IE9/IQ8QX via IK8YFU    R2014FY via RU6YJ
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only
 
QSL 3V8BCC via DJ2MX. Activity was during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest this past weekend from Zone 33 as a Multi-Op entry. It was a joint activity between ARAT and BCC. Operators were KF5EYY, DL6RAI, DL2MLU, F4HJD, DK7MCX, DJ4MZ, F5PUT and 3V8CB.

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2KM, 3D2LJ, 4K6FO, 4L8A, 7QNL, 9M2TO, A54BD, A71AE, AL9A, BD9XE, BH4TXN, DM2DXA, E30FB, EG2INT, EG6RAY, EW8DJ, F5VKT, G8NEO, GI5I, GI7AXB, GM7R, HB0A, HB9BOI, HL4CKT, HZ1PS, JA1CTZ, JE4CIL, JG3RPL, JH4UYB, JR4OZR, KC4AAA, KH6GMP, KH6ZM, LA3S, M0OSH, M0TMC, OK1DO, ON6ZV, PA7JJ, R7LV, R7MA, RI1ANC, SA3ANZ, SN7Q, SU9AF, TA1BM, TY1AA, UN3GX, UX7QV, VE7SV, VK3TDX, VK6IR, VK9BT, YL100PW, YL2KF, YO4DW, YO5NY, YS1/NP3J, YT9A, YV5YMA, ZD8RH, ZD9XF and ZL3TE

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 9G5ZZ, DU1GM, JT1AA/3, RW0SC, T6DD, VP2ERM and YB4IR/8

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4K9W, 4S7DFG, 4S7FRG, 4S7LXG, 8Q7MH, 9Y4W, A25CE, CO88ZZ, CP4BT, DL0SOP, DQ25GRENZE, EA6VQ, EA8/DD5ZZ, ES2MC, ES4QR, ES5QD, ES5TV, ES6RQ, ES9A, ES9B, ES9EFF, ES9HQ, ES0F, ES0IA, ES0U, ES0S, FG/DM1DZ, FJ/DK7LX, FS/LY2IJ, HB0A, HB0/DF4SA, HI7/DM1DZ, HK1/CO8ZZ, JW/DL5CW, JW/LY2KW, LY75FOC, LY80L, SV5/DL3DRN, SX100A, T48K, TF/DK7LX, TO7BC, V21ZG, V3IRU, VP2MMN, VP9/DJ4EL, VU2CDP, VU2NP, VU2PAI, VU2SGW, VU3DJQ, VU3DMP, W3MCG/VE4 (56 yrs), XW2CW, YC1CWK, ZA/DL4KM/P, ZA/DL7UCX and ZL8X

SILENT KEY
OPDX has been informed that Bob Elms VK6BE, became a Silent Key (SK) on Friday, September 26th, at the age of 94. Bob was a VK6 legend. He was also a WIA Broadcast Officer from his home in Central St. Kalamunda for many years before the move south. OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the friends and family of VK6BE.

T48, CUBA
Members of the "Las Tunas Contest Crew" (T48K)

[check out -- http://www.facebook.com/lastunascontest.crew?ref=tn_tnmn]
 
will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-2 or Multi- Single entry, depending if they can complete new stub filters. They are going to use a Vertical Dipole Antennas (VDA) on 10, 15 and 20 meters; loops on 40 and 80 meters and inverted L on top band from "Playa La Herradura" at Las Tunas north-coast. Operators will be Alex/CO8KA, Alex/ M8AKY, Doug/CO8DM, Raúl/CO8ZZ and guest operators Wal/CO8WAL and Jose/ CM2XN. QSL via DK1WI.

TG9, GUATEMALA
Dwight, VE7BV, will once again be active as TG9/VE7BV from Guatemala between January 22nd and February 17th (2015). Activity will be holiday style on 20/17/15 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

V6, MICRONESIA
Operators Shinji/JF2SDR and Nobuaki/JA0JHQ will be active as V63PJ and V63XP, respectively, from the SouthPark Hotel on Phonpei Island (OC-010) between November 7-10th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters. QSL via the operator's home callsign. More details are forthcoming.

V8, BRUNEI
YL operators Kyoko/JR3MVF, Evelyne/F5RPB, Ruth/IT9ESZ and Waltraud /DJ6US will be active as V84YL from Darussalam starting November 5th until the 10-12th. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via DJ6US, by the Bureau or direct.

VK0EK, HEARD ISLANDS NEWS (Press Release - Propagation Page Added)
Rich, KY6R, reports:
"We have added a propagation page to help you plan for your Heard Island ATNO! Please check out the new page here:

http://vk0ek.org/propagation/

If you are in Santa Clara, California for Pacificon, don't miss Rich, KY6R's, Antenna Forum presentation at 8 AM on Friday, October 11th. The presentation will feature VK0EK propagation - and even antenna strategies. Pacificon information can be found here: http://pacificon.org Look at the Forums section and then the Antenna Forum."

XW, LAOS
Champ, E21EIC, will once again be active as XW1IC (ex-XW0YJY) from Vientiane. Activity will be during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSLs must be requested via the OQRS on ClubLog or via E21EIC and LoTW.

XX9, MACAU
Operators Eugene/EA5HPX, Fran/EA7FTR, YL Veronica/EA7JQS, Jose/EB5BBM, David/EB7DX, Oleg/US7UX, and their respective XYLs will be active as XX9R from Praia de Cheoc Van, at the Pousada of Coloane Hotel between October 22nd and November 1st. Activity will be holiday style on all HF bands, 160-6 meters, including 30/17/12m, using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1823, 3523, 7023, 10103, 14023, 18073, 21023, 24893 and 28023 kHz
SSB - 1825, 3780, 7065/7160, 14145, 18145, 21295, 24950 and 28495 kHz
RTTY - 7035, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24921 and 28080 kHz
6m - 50103/CW and 50120/SSB
They will have possibly two or three stations running simultaneously. The team will also be an entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). QSL via EB7DX. For more details and updates, see:


http://www.macao2014.com
 
 

ZA, ALBANIA
Father and son operators Franck/F4DTO and Patrick/F4GFE will once again be active from from Elbasan as ZA/homecall between October 18-27th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters SSB only using a Yaesu FT-450 with 100w into a dipole and vertical for 10m. QSL via their home callsign, direct or by the REF Bureau. No eQSL.

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