OPDX Bulletin #1293 November 27/28, 2016

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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 Netork, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, K2PF, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, NA9Q, 5B4AHJ, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK7JWY, M0OXO.com, OH2BH, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PS7DX, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and VU2PTT for the following DX information.

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.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 18th/November, through Friday, 25th/November there were 233 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, 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, PZ, S0, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T30, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TY, Z, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XW, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YL, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZL7, 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".

3B9, RODRIGUEZ ISLAND (Reminder). By the time you read this Olof, G0CKV,
will once again be active as 3B9HA from Rodriguez Island (AF-017, WLOTA
4265) until December 12th. Activity will be holiday style focusing on
the low bands and CW. He also plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via M0OXO or LoTW.

3D2, FIJI. Jim, WB2TJO, will once again be active as 3D2JS from Taveuni
Island (OC-016) sometime late November through March 2017. Activity will
be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his
home callsign.

3D2, Chris, VK3FY, will be active as 3D3FY (requested call) from Fiji
(OC-019) between December 6-14th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10
meters using CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO OQRS.

3Y0Z BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION UPDATE. The following update was posted
under : A Message From the
DXpedition Team -- Our Commitment to You -- A DXpedition to Bouvet is not
to be taken lightly. Bouvet is a serious and dangerous place; demanding
attention to safety, serious planning, physical and mental endurance, time
to allow for storms and rough seas, and a team with the right balance of
size, experience, talent, emotional stability, and sense of purpose. We
feel we have met these criteria, but when we arrive at Bouvet we also need
to attend to our obligations to you, our financial supporters and DX audi-
ence. How we meet those obligations and expectations will define us as a
  It is our belief that, given the rarity of this entity, we must pull out
all the stops. We must utilize maximum legal power, the best antennas,
world class transceivers, propagation studies, the best location on the
island, a safe vessel and crew, highly qualified helicopter pilots, and
the complimentary resources of our team. We will need near real time infor-
mation flowing to us through our extensive pilot system so that we can
maximize our primary purpose — providing QSO’s.
  We have a conscience. We will not do this just for the sake of doing it
and end up using a compromised location, less than 24/7 coverage of all
open bands, limited power, inefficient antennas, and insufficient time at
the island. We want to do this right and give everyone the best possible
chance of making the QSO’s they desire, be they on 160, the WARC bands,
SSB, CW, RTTY, or 6 and 2 meter EME.
  Rest assured that we will do our very best for you!  No shortcuts or
compromises! ......... The 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition Team

4L, GEORGIA. Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active during the CQWW DX CW
Contests (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL
via K1BV or LoTW.

4X, ISRAEL. Arthur, 4X4DZ, will be active as 4X2M during the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL
via his home callsign.

5H, TANZANIA. Mike, 5H3EE, from Dar es Salaam will be active during the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry. In the past suggested frequencies were 14069, 21069 and 28069 kHz.
QSL via DL4ME. Mike states, "Fast and safe is to request QSLs online via
our Online QSL Request System (OQRS). Please do not send QSL cards via
bureau or emails with QSO data anymore! Use the Online QSL Request System!
This will create a much less work load for us. We do not answer QSL cards,
that come in via the bureau!"

8R, GUYANA. Heye, DJ9RR, is now active as 8R1/AG6UT from Guyana. His
length of stay is not known. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, and he
is planning to be in CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-17th). Look for
him to be on the air after the contest. QSL via DJ9RR.

9XB954, RWANDA. Harald, DF2WO, will be active from Kigali, Rwanda, with
the very unusual callsign, 9XB954, sometime during February/March 2017.
This callsign has already been "validated by ARRL". Activity will be on
various HF bands. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS. Look for more details to be forth-

A3, TONGA. Hiro, JA6WFM, is now active as A31MM from Nuku 'alofa, the
capital city of Tonga (OC-049), until the end of the year 2017. Activity
will be on 160-6 meters using a TS-480 into a long-wire with ICOM AH-2
for 160-10m, HB9CV for 15m and a 4 element beam for 6m. Look for him to
be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
Low-Power entry. QSL via EA5GL or LoTW.

A4, OMAN. The Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) Contest Team led
by Adnan, A41LP, will field a multi-national group coordinated by Prasad/
VU2PTT (A45VA), consisting of Mohib/A41JZ, Chris/A45XR, San/VU2WH (A45WH),
Paul/A65DR (A45VB) and Pai/VU2PAI (A45VI) with technical support from
several Omani amateurs in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as
a Multi-2 entry from the new A47RS club station using the special contest
callsign A44A. QSL is via A47RS. QSL individual operators who may be
active before or after the contest to their home callsign or check QRZ.com.

A5, BHUTAN (Reminder). By the time you read this, Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will
once again be active as A52NH from the Dochula Resort in Paro until
November 27th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
However, Nobuaki states, "Last time in March, I could not QRV on 80m and
40m, so this time, Low bands mainly... At the sunrise, I am trying 160m."
He will also try to be in CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th). He plans
to use a TS-480HX w/200 watts on HF and 100 watts on 6m. Antennas are a
10m Micro-vertical (160/80/40/30m), Single-Delta-Loop (20/17/15/12/10m)
and a LW for 6m. Log will be posted to ClubLog daily. QSL via JA0JHQ,
direct, by the Bureau and LoTW (after his return). For more details and
updates, see:               http://pandasan.jimdo.com

AH2, GUAM. Members of the Guam Contest Club will be active as AH2R during
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators
mentioned are Toshinobu/JI3ERV (NH2C) and Mikawa/JR7OMD. QSL via LoTW or
to JH7QXJ, direct or by the Bureau. PLEASE DO NOT QSL via the KH2 Bureau.

CN2, MOROCCO. A Russian team is expected to be active as CN2AA during the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators
mentioned are R3FA, Dmitry/R3GM, Dimitri/RA3CO, Roman/RN5M, Dmitri/RA9USU,
Andrey/RV1AW, Dmitriy/RW3FO, Andrey/RW4PL, Sergey/RX3APM, Vadim/RX4W,
Andrew/UA3AB, Babayan/UA3ASZ and UA4Z. QSL via UA2FM and LoTW. See more
details and pictures at:           http://www.cn2aa.com

CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS. Operators Serge/R7KW and Oleg/YL3JM are now active
as CT9/R7KW and CT9/YL3JM, respectively, from Madeira Island (AF-014)
until November 27th. Look for R7KW to be active during the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 26-27th) as CT9/R7KW and as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-
Power/Assisted entry. QSL via K2PF or ClubLog's OQRS.

D1, DPR. Konstantin, D1WW, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest
as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. The DPR is the "Donetsk
People's Republic" 

and is an unrecognized republic still a part of Ukraine. It is in Zone 16

E2, THAILAND (Reminder). Members of the Thailand DX Association (HSDXA)
will be active as E2X (in Zone 26) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
26-27th) as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW. Visit the HSDXA
Face-Book page or Web page at:  http://www.facebook.com/hsdxa

ES, ESTONIA. Operators Aleksander/ES1OX, Andy/ES2NA, Toivo/ES2RR, Arvo/
ES2MC, Villi/ES3VI, Anatoli/ES4RD, Tonno/ES5TV, Toomas/ES5RY, Jüri/ES5JR,
Kristjan/ES7GM, Juha/OH1JT, Jarmo/OH7JR, Honza/OK1JD, Girts/YL2KL and
Oleg/YL3DW will be active as ES9C during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW or ES5RY.

GU, GUERNSEY. Oleg, RL5D, will be active as GU3HFN (the Guernsey Amateur
Radio Society callsign) from St. Peter Port during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Listen for QSL info.

HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Felipe, NP4Z, will be active as HI3/NP4Z from
the Dominican Republic during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th)
as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via N4AO.

HS, THAILAND. Bob, HS0ZIA, and a team of operators will be active as
HS0ZIA during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single
entry. Just a reminder that Bob has a full-size 80 meters Yagi 3/4 wave
high, four-over-four 3 element Yagis stacked on 40 meters as well as some
big stuff on the higher bands. HS stations are only allowed to operate
between 3500-3540 kHz. Bob usually will be looking for NA stations every
evening from now through the contest on 80m. QSL via LoTW.

HS, THAILAND. Members of the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST)
national will be active as HS0AC during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
26-27th) as a Multi-? entry. Operators mentioned are Jack/HS1FVL, Nikorn/
HS5NMF and others. The station does have a 3 element 40 meter Yagi. QSL
via E21EIC, LoTW and by the Bureau.

IOTA NEWS..............
  AS-088.  Members of Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) will be active
           as A70X from Al Safliyah Island between January 1-7th. Activity
           will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
           QSL via M0OXO or OQRS.

  EU-123.  Operators George/EA2TA, Dave/EI9FBB and Col/MM0NDX will be
           active as MS0INT from Isle of Bute between February 10-12th,
           2017. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via M0OXO.

  EU-157.  Operators Gil/F4FET, Antoine/F5RAB and possibly others will
           be active as TM1CEZ from Cezembre Island between December
           26-28th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and
           RTTY. They will have 3-4 stations on the air. QSL via M0OXO
           or OQRS .

KP4, PUERTO RICO. Jaime, WP3A, will be active as KP4BD from Las Piedras
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
Low-Power entry. QSL via NP3LT.

MD, ISLE OF MAN. Gordon, MM0GPZ, will be active as MD2N from the IOM
between November 26-28th. He plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
26-27th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/Low-Power/Assisted entry. He states
that he will use a 1/4 vertical in the sea and a dipole.

MZ5, SCOTLAND. Nigel, G3TXF, will once again be active from the Scottish
Shetland Island (IOTA EU-012) as MZ5A during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 27-28th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via ClubLog's
OQRS for direct, Bureau and LoTW.

MZ5, SCOTLAND. Ian, G3WVG, will once again be active from the Scottish
Shetland Island (IOTA EU-012) as MZ5B during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 26-27th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (160m) entry. QSL via ClubLog's
OQRS for direct, Bureau and LoTW.

NH2, GUAM (OC-026). Joel, KG6DX, will once again be active as NH2DX in
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/
entry. QSL via NH2DX (CBA or QRZ.com address) or LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.

NI6, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Members of the "Battleship Iowa Amateur
Radio Association" (BIARA) will be active as NI6BB between 1600-2359z on
Wednesday, December 7th, in memory of the 75th anniversary of the attack
on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The ship's circa 1980's legacy gear will be manned
by the "Gray Radio Gang" on 40 meters SSB from approximately 1800-2300z.
Operations are planned to be on 7241 kHz and as the transmitters are on
deck 3 and the receivers are on the main deck, QSYing to tweek you in is
nearly impossible. Please ensure you are on frequency before you call as
they cannot easily track you. Understand that there will be a delay between
transmit and receive due to the receiver recovery time. The main BIARA team
will man both their SSB and CW stations using amateur radio transceivers
on 20-10 meters commensurate with conditions. Suggested frequencies are:
  CW  - 14041, 18078, 21041, 24896, and /or 28041 kHz
  SSB - 14341, 18141, 21441, 24941 and /or 28441 kHz
Watch the packet clusters for frequenices. QSL via the info on QRZ.com.
Also follow BIARA's activities at:           http://biara.org

OF9, FINLAND (Press Release OH2BH -- From Offices of Santa Claus in
Finland, dated November 19th). DECEMBER’S ULTIMATE EVENT -- OF9X PROMOTES
Santa Claus, in the Far North at the Arctic Circle.
  The busy yuletide season is soon upon us, and Santa is preparing his
sleigh for another world tour. The old man is very busy, but fortunately
the elves are there to help him deliver the Christmas spirit to the world’s
  The Ou-Hou (OH) people are also bringing Santa to the ham community as
in many past years, utilizing some high tech to assist him. With the help
of multimedia and the Internet, a dozen or so elves will operate Santa
Radio, OF9X, with their own identity.
  As a reward for contacting several of them, your brave children, grand-
children, or neighbors' children may even speak with Santa himself. Amateur
Radio's future resides in our youth, and Santa can be their first contact
with the art. This year's activity will also pay respect to the ARRL's late
President Emeritus, Jim Hayne, W5JBP, who became a SK at the time the Santa
script was in making. We wish to carry on the spirit of his mission ­ the
Big Project ­ in this format.
  The certified reindeer driver and Laplander Pertti “Pete” Koivula,
OH2BEE/OH9U, will give Santa a face and voice, tapping into his pro-
fessional background as a famous actor of the Helsinki City Theatre.
Pete is well known from his role in the Finnish national movie “The
Unknown Soldier,” exploring those difficult bygone times of war, still
remembered by seasoned Finns.
  The Santa activity's end will mark the beginning of Finland's Anniversary
as a 100-year-old sovereign and independent nation.
  The patron of the OF9X Santa Activity is Mr. Juha Sipilä, the Prime
Minister of the Republic of Finland. Mr. Sipilä indicates his sincere
support of Finland being the home of Santa and states that "using the
latest technology to promote Santa is valuable support for Finland and
helps make this Christmas a special one." He further expresses his pleasure
of "welcoming an increasing number of visitors, such as those from America
and China, who come to explore the treasures of Finnish Lapland by flying
directly to Santa Claus Airport at the Arctic Circle."
  More details will be released soon. The OF9X (Old-Father-9-Christmas)
activity is supported by the Finnish Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
(FICORA) and the Finnish Amateur Radio Association (SRAL), and is organized
by Radio Club of Pusula, OH9W with Radio Arcala, OH8X of Oulu, the frozen
  Note; you can request two pictures from SRAL, Annika, OH2HSJ, email
  at: oh2hsj@sral.fi
  1: Prime minister Juha Sipila and 2: Santa Claus, OH2BEE/OH9U 

PJ4, BONAIRE. Mike, NA9Q, will be active as PJ4/NA9Q from Bonaire (SA-006)
between December 4-10th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters
using primarily SSB with some RTTY and CW, with 100 watts and portable/
temporary antennas. Depending upon band conditions, an effort will be made
in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest (December 10th). Logs will be uploaded to
LoTW upon his return. QSL via his home callsign. 

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 28th-December 4th).......
 Nov/28th HN      Dec/01st  AN     Dec/03rd  AN
 Nov/29th HN      Dec/02nd  AN     Dec/04th  AN
 Nov/30th 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

  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:

PY, BRAZIL. Ed, PS7DX, will be active from a Lighthouse (BRA 035) during
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band
(80m)/High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.

PZ, SURINAME. Members of the Voodoo Contest Group will be active as PZ5V
from Paramaribo during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a
Multi-? entry. QSL via Tim, M0URX. Operators mentioned are Ned/AA7A,
John/G4IRN, Lee/KY7M, Dave/N4QS and Bud/N7CW. For more details, see:

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF.. (November 25th) 
  4O/KC0W via KC0W (d)   EA8/OH5C via OH5C        TA3/LZ1CNN via LZ1CNN
  6Y9X via KQ1F          EA8/OZ1AA via OZ1ACB     TK/S53WW via S53WW
  8Q7DV via UA9CLB       EA8/RM5M via RM5M        TK/S57C via S57C
  8Q7SP via SP6FXY       EA8/UA3RF via UA3RF      TO2EE via K2HVN
  8S7A via W3HNK         II7WAVE via IK7HTB       VE3DZ/KP4 via VE3DZ
  A60TVD via A61BK   PJ2/RW0CN via RW0CN(B)/VE7ACN (d) VP2ESM via OH1VR (d)
  CT9/DJ0IF via DJ0IF    PJ2/W8WTS via W8WTS      VP5/W5CW via W5CW
  CT9/DL1CW via DL1CW    PJ4/K9NW via K9NW        VP9/KQ8Z via GM0IIO (d)
  CT9/DL5CW via DL5CW    PJ4/KU8E via K4BAI       ZA/OG1N via OH2TA
  CT9/DL8JJ via DL8JJ    PZ5V via M0URX           ZF2MJ via W6TMD
  CT9/YL3JM via K2PF (O) R80BRE via RC3M
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only

  XZ1A is now open for OQRS at:  https://secure.clublog.org/charts/?c=XZ1A

  CYPRUS QSL NEWS. Baz, 5B4AHO, has retired as QSL Manager for the Pafos
  Radio Club after 10 years of sterling work. The new QSL Manager is
  Norman, 5B4AIE. QSLs for the following callsigns should be sent via
  5B4AIE: 5B4PRC, C4EURO, C4EU, P3EU, P3R and 5B70VE. ADDED NOTE: QSLing
  5B stations in general -- A reminder that many Cyprus stations have a
  QSL Manager who is not resident in Cyprus. It is therefore pointless
  to send QSLs for these stations to the Cyprus QSL Bureau - the cards
  will almost certainly not be delivered to their intended recipient. A
  full list of these stations can be found here: http://bit.ly/1QdZQht


  (AS-108), PJ2AF, R3CA/8, R3CA/9, R3CA/0, RI1C/p (EU-133), RK1O/p (EU-161),
  TL0A, VI6DH400 (OC-206), VK3IO and ZY8M (SA-045)

  5B4AJR, 5B4AJT, 5B8AP/P, AH0J, C4EURO, H2T, H22H, P3J, P40R, R2015KK,
  RP68TG, RP70AB, RP70AQ, RP70EV, RP70KD, RP71AQ, RP71VF, UE16SF, V73A
  and RW5CW

TL, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (Update). Members of the Italian DXPedition
Team will be active as TL8TT (not TL8T) from Central African Republic
between February 1-14th. Operators mentioned are Alfeo/I1HJT, Silvano/
I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/IK2HKT
and Mac/JA3USA. The pilot stations are Art/IK7JWY (HF) and Sergio/IK0FTA
(6m). Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes (The RTTY activity will be restricted to 20m). QSL via I2YSB, direct
or the OQRS on their Web page at:         http://www.i2ysb.com/idt
A TL8TT needs/wants survey is available on the Web page also. Logs will be
posted on LoTW about 6 months after the conclusion of the DXpedition. For
News and Forum, see:        http://www.hamradioweb.net
  LAST MINUTE UPDATE FROM IK7JWY (November 24th): "Our TL8TT license has
been credited by ARRL and LoTW has been activated. Subject to availability
of internet connection, the REAL TIME Log will be available at:
OQRS will be activated from the beginning of the DXpedition. At the end
of the DXpedition, QSO data will be uploaded to LoTW for our Sponsors,
the LoTW EXPRESS applicants and those requesting QSL via OQRS. In addition,
contributors for 50 USDs or more will receive, besides our QSL, the
DXpedition DVD. The complete logbook upload will take place by the end
of August 2017."

UA2, KALININGRAD. Members of the "UA2F Contest Club" will be active
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry.
QSL via UA2FM. Operators mentioned are Dima/R3DCX, Dmitry/RA2FA, Dmitry/
RA3ATX, Alex/RN2FA, Dmitri/UA2FB, Vladimir/UA2FF, Victor/UA2FM and Igor/

UN4, KAZAKHSTAN. Nick, UN4L, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m) entry. QSL via UA9AB.

UP2, KAZAKHSTAN.Sergey, RU9I, will be active as UP2L during the CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry.
QSL via UA9AB.

VE2, CANADA (Zone 2/Cancelled). Operators Jean/VE2VIA and Jean-Pierre/
VA2SG have cancelled their VE2SSS operation from Zone 2 during the CQWW
DX CW Contest. No reason was given. For more details and updates, see:

VK9N, NORFOLK ISLAND. Matt, VK1MA, will be active as VK9NM from Norfolk
Island (OC-005) between December 19-26th. He states, "The primary aim of
the visit is a family holiday, so I will not be operating for large periods
of time whilst there, but do hope to make quite a few contacts over the
stay. As a keen participant in the SOTA (Summits On The Air) program,
I am intending to activate Mt. Bates several times during my visit. I
will also be operating from the rented house near the center of the island
- all going well, I will be using 40m to 10m from Mt. Bates and I hope,
160m to 10m @100W from the house." QSL via e-QSL and LoTW only.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Dave, W5CW, will once again be active
as VP5/W5CW from the VP5JM Hamlet QTH on the Island of Providenciales
(NA-002, WLOTA 1476) between November 21st and December 13th. Activity
will be on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. Dave also plans to be in the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry and using the callsign VP5CW. QSL direct to his home callsign
(See QRZ.com address).

XX9, MACAO (Update). Operators Alberto/VR2XAN/IV3TAN (XX9TXN), Andrea/IV3SKB
(XX9TKB), Stefano/IK2JUB (XX9TJU) and Luca/IK2PFL (XX9TPF) are now active
as XX9TXN from Macao (AS-075) until November 21-29th. Excerpts from an
update states that the team will be active on 40-10 meters using CW and
RTTY. They will use the callsign XX9TXN on 160/80/40/20/15/10 meters. The
callsign XX9TKB will be used on the 30/17/12 meter bands. They state the
following [edited], "Currently we have a lot of problems on Top Band due
to a Radar covering a wide spectrum from 1.5 to 2.3 MHz. We are working
to find the best possible solution in RX. From time to time we are looking
only for North America because from this part of the world the path with
NA is extremely difficult (Polar path) especially with East Coast of US.
 From XX9 working a W1 is like for a DL working T31 or KH1 !!!!! Please be
patient. Opening with NA are very short and limited." The group will be
in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry signing
as XX9TXN. QSL via VR2XAN direct (also OQRS). Outside of the contest you
may hear the operators use their own XX9 callsign. QSL via the operators'

YE, INDONESIA. The YE2A Team will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL only LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.
Operators mentioned are Agus/YB1ALL, Yohanes/YB2DX, Rivai/YE3AA, Totok/
YB2FWQ, Dani/YB2TJV, Nur/YB2WBF, Igor/YC2/KC5VFV, Martinus/YB2LSR and

YW4, VENEZUELA. Paolo, YV1DIG, will be active as YW4D during the CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 26-27th) a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL
via LoTW. 

ZC4, UK SOV. BASE AREAS ON CYPRUS. Steve, G0GSB, will once again be active
as ZC4SB from UK Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus (AS-004) between January
11-25th, 2017. Activity will be on 80/40/20 meters using CW and SSB, with
an IC-706MKIIG w/100 watts into dipoles. QSL via his home callsign direct.

ZS8, MARION ISLAND. A couple of sources are reporting that David, ZS1BCE,
will once again return to Marion Island as a communications technician,
and be active as ZS8Z, possibly last December or early next year through
May 2018. Activity will be limited to when time permits on various HF
bands using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via ZS1LS.

        The following stations are expected to be active in the
         CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 26-27th, 2016)
       Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2016 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/cqc2016.html  (By call sign)
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqcd2016.html (By entity)
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqcz2016.html (By zone)

           The CQ World-Wide DX Contest Web page and rules:

  Contest        DXCC       CQZ     Class         QSL
  Callsign       Entity                           Route
3B9HA      Rodriguez Island 39      SOAB          LoTW; QSL via M0OXO
3V8SS            Tunisia    33      SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via LX1NO
4L8A             Georgia    21      SOSB 20M      LoTW; QSL via K1BV
4X2M             Israel     20      SOSB 20M      4X4DZ
4X6FR            Israel     20      SOAB          4X6OM
4X0W             Israel     20      SOAB LP       W1UE
5H1WW            Tanzania   37      M/S           RZ3FW; QSL via (C)
5H3EE            Tanzania   37      SOAB LP       DL4ME
5X1XA            Uganda     37                    G3SWH
5Z4/DJ6TF        Kenya      37                    DJ6TF; QSL via (DARC B/d)
6Y3T             Jamaica    08      M/2           VE3CX
6Y9X             Jamaica    08      SOAB          KQ1F
8P1W             Barbados   08      SOAB LP       KU9C
8Q7DV            Maldives   22      M/?           UA8DX
8Q7SP            Maldives   22      M/M           LoTW; QSL via SP6FXY (B/C)
8R1/AG6UT        Guyana     09                    LoTW; QSL via DJ9RR
9H3PP            Malta      15      SO            HA5PP
9M6NA         East Malaysia 28      SOSB 20M      LoTW; QSL via JE1JKL
9Y4/VE3EY Trinidad & Tobago 09      SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via VE3EY and (C)
A31MM            Tonga      32      SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via EA5GL
A44A             Oman       21      M/2           A47RS
A52NH            Bhutan     22                    LoTW; QSL via JA0JHQ or (C)
AH2R             Guam       27      M/S           LoTW
AH0K        Mariana Islands 27      M/2           OH6GDX
AT5X             India      22      SOAB HP       LoTW
BA4TB            China      24      SOSB 160M     BA4TB
CB1H             Chile      12      M/?           CE1DY
CN2AA            Morocco    33      M/S           LoTW; QSL via UA2FM
CN2R             Morocco    33      M/2           W7EJ
CR2V             Azores     14      SOSB 20M      HB9CRV
CR3OO            Madeira    33      SOAB          LoTW
CR3W             Madeira    33      M/2           LoTW; QSL via DL5AXX
CR6K             Portugal   14      SOAB          CT1ILT
CT9/R7KW         Madeira    33      SOAB LP       K2PF; QSL via (C)
CU9AB            Azores     14      SOAB HP       HB9CRV
D1WW*            Ukraine    16      SOSB 20M      UA6GG; QSL via (e)
DX2R            Phillipines 27      M/S
E2X              Thailand   26      M/S           LoTW
ED8X         Canary Islands 33      M/S           RN3RQ
EF3T             Spain      14      M/S           LoTW; QSL via EA3NO
EF8U         Canary Islands 33      SOAB HP       EA8URL
ES9C             Estonia    15      M/2           LoTW; QSL via ES5RY
ET3AA            Ethiopia   37                    N2OO
FG/WJ2O          Guadeloupe 08      SOAB LP       N2ZN (d)
FH/HB9AMO        Mayotte    39      SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via M0URX
FO/K7AR     Austral Islands 32      SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via K7AR and (C)
FY5FY         French Guiana 09      SOSB 80M      FY5FY
GJ2A             Jersey     14      SOSB          LoTW
GU3HFN           Guernsey   14      SOAB
GU4CHY           Guernsey   14      SOSB 20M      GU4CHY (d)
GU4YOX           Guernsey   14      SOSB 80M      LoTW; QSL via GU4YOX
HB0/DK4YJ     Liechtenstein 14      M/S           DK4YJ
HI3/NP4Z Dominican Republic 08      SOAB          N4AO
HI3CC    Dominican Republic 08      M/S           W2CCW
HR2DMR           Honduras   07      SOAB LP       KD4POJ
HR2J             Honduras   07      SO LP         HR2J; QSL via HR2J (d/e)
HS0AC            Thailand   26      M/?
HS0ZAR           Thailand   26      M/2           K3ZO
IH9R          African Italy 33      SOSB 80M      IZ1GAR
IO5O             Italy      15      M/S           IK5RLP
J68GD            St Lucia   08      SOAB          LoTW; QSL via K9AW (d)
J70BH            Dominica   08                    OH2BH
KH7M             Hawaii     31      SOAB HP       KH6ZM
KP2Q      US Virgin Islands 08      M/?           K3TEJ
KP4/VE3RSA      Puerto Rico 08      SOAB QRP      LoTW; QSL via VE3RSA (d)
KP4BD           Puerto Rico 08      SOAB LP       NP3LT
LY4A             Lithuania  15      M/?           LoTW
MD2N            Isle of Man 14      SOSB 40M
MZ5A       Shetland Islands 14      SOSB 40M      LoTW; QSL via (C)
MZ5B       Shetland Islands 14      SOSB 160M     LoTW; QSL via (C)
NH2DX            Guam       27      SOSB 15M      LoTW; QSL via NH2DX (d)
NP2P      US Virgin Islands 08      SO            LoTW
NP3A            Puerto Rico 08      SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via WD8CW
NP4DX           Puerto Rico 08      SOAB HP       TBA
OH5DX            Finland    15      M/M           LoTW
OH0Z           Aland Island 15      SOAB HP       W0MM
P40W             Aruba      09      SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via N2MM (d)(no B)
PJ4A             Bonaire    09      M/?           K4BAI
PJ4Q             Bonaire    09      M/S           W4PA
PJ7/G4JEC      Sint Maarten 08                    LoTW; QSL via N0UK (B/d/C)
PJ7/K0CD       Sint Maarten 08      SOAB QRP      K0CD
PX2V             Brazil     11      M/S           PY2KJ
P40C             Aruba      08
P49Y             Aruba      09      SOAB          LoTW; QSL via AE6Y
PZ5V             Surinam    09      M/?           M0URX
RM3F        Russia (Europe) 16      M/S           UA3DPX
SU9JG            Egypt      34                    EA5GL
SW9AA            Crete      20      SOAB          LZ1PM
TC3A             Turkey     20      M/2           LZ1NK
TF3CW            Iceland    40      SOSB 20M      LX1NO
TF3JB            Iceland    40      SOSB 80M      TF3JB
TI5/AB2E         Costa Rica 07      SOAB HP       AB2E (d)
TI5W             Costa Rica 07      SOAB HP       W4FS
TK0C             Corsica    15      M/2           LoTW
TO1A          French Guiana 09      SOSB          F5HRY
TX8F          New Caledonia 32      M/S           NI5DX; QSL via (C/e)
UA2F            Kaliningrad 15      M/S           UA2FM
UN4L             Kazakhstan 17      SOSB 80M      UA9AB
UP2L             Kazakhstan 17      SOSB 40M      UA9AB
V26K      Antigua & Barbuda 08      SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via AA3B
V47T       St Kitts & Nevis 08      SOAB HP       W2RQ
V6A              Micronesia 27      SOAB          JA7HMZ
V73NS      Marshall Islands 31                    LoTW
VC2T             Canada     05      M/S           LoTW
VE2              Canada     02      M/S           VE3NE
VK6NC            Australia  29      M/?
VK9NX        Norfolk Island 32                    LoTW; QSL via NX1P (B/d)
VP2EHC           Anguilla   08      SOAB HP       OH3JR (d)
VP2ESM           Anguilla   08      SOAB LP       OH1VR (d)
VP2VI    Br. Virgin Islands 08      M/?           TBA
VP5CW        Turks & Caicos 08                    W5CW (d)
VP5M         Turks & Caicos 08      M/S           K4PQL
VP9I             Bermuda    05      SOSB 20M      GM0IIO
XW4XR            Laos       26                    LoTW; QSL via E21EIC
XW0YO            Laos       26                    LoTW
XX9TXN           Macao      24      M/2           VR2XAN (d)
YB0ECT           Indonesia  28      SOSB 15M      W2FB
YE2A             Indonesia  28      M/S           LoTW
YR8D             Romania    20      M/S           YO8KRR
YW4D             Venezuela  09      SOAB HP       LoTW
Z39A             Macedonia  15      SOSB 20M      LoTW
ZA/OG1N          Albania    15      SOSB 20M      LoTW; QSL via OH2TA
ZD8W       Ascension Island 36      M/2           W6NV
ZF2MJ        Cayman Islands 08      SOAB HP       W6TMD
ZF9CW        Cayman Islands 08                    K5GO
ZL7/W1XGI    Chatham Island 32                    LoTW; QSL via JA1XGI
ZM4T            New Zealand 32      M/S           LoTW
ZS2DL          South Africa 38      SOAB HP       ZS2DL
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (*) unrecognized DXCC 
 OPDX Special Bulletin 1293.1 November 27, 2016
World traveler Vladimir, UA4WHX, is now active as 5T9VB from Nouakchott. Length of stay is unknown. Activity has been 30/20/17 meters, but could be on other bands later in the week. Modes have been on CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via UA4WHX.

Manoj, VU2CPL, informs OPDX that he is planning to visit Kavaratti Island (AS-011) in the Lakshadweep Islands group [ranked 60th on ClubLog's most wanted list], along with Siddhu, VU3NXI, between November 29th and December 2nd. They will be active as VU7MS. Activity will be holiday style on 40/20/17/15 meters using CW and SSB. They will be near the IOTA frequencies as much as possible and will be operating split always. Only one station/operator will be active at a time due to limitations in logistics (Only a small aircraft can fly to the island and their baggage allowance is only 15 kg per person). Equipment is an IC-7300 with PA2500 Linear Amplifier. Antennas will be simple verticals at the beach on spiderpoles from
QSL via LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. For paper QSLs, please QSL via VU2CPL (with sufficient postage (3GS) and SAE. Please don't send IRCs). Please visit QRZ.com for more details.

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