OPDX Bulletin 1294 December 5, 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 Network, K1TO, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, W2GB, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, WB6RSE, N7NG, K8GI, K8YSE, K8ZH, W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, GW0ANA, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OH2BH, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete Rayer & ISWL, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, UN7LAN, VA3RJ & ICPO, and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 27th/November, through Sunday, 4th/December there were 239 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B6, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5V, 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, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, 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, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, VU7, XE, XT, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, 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".
3B8, MAURITIUS. Johnny, SM6JBC, is now active as 3B8JB from Flic an Flac,
Mauritius Island (AF-049). His length of stay is unknown. Activity will
be on 40-10 meters using RTTY, PSK and some SSB. QSL via his home callsign,
direct or by the Bureau.


3D3, FIJI. Chris, VK3FY, will be active as 3D3FY from Fiji Island (OC-016)
between December 6-14th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters
using CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO or OQRS.


5N/5N40, NIGERIA. Look for Tom, PA3TG (5N/PA3TG), to be active using the
special callsign 5N40TG from Lagos starting January 1st, 2017. Details
were not given for the reason on the uses of the special callsign. Activity
will be on 20 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.


8P, BARBADOS. Chuck, KG9N, will once again be active as 8P9AL from St.
Philip, Barbados (NA-021), between February 22nd and March 7th. Activity
will be on various HF bands using wire verticals, dipoles and long wires.
QSL via KG9N or LoTW. PLEASE NOTE: This is a reissued callsign. Yuri,
VE3DZ, used the callsign in May of 2002. Please QSL those contacts to VE3DZ.


AFRICAN TOUR. Peter, HA3AUI, will once again be active from two West
African countries between (approx.!!!) January 20th and March 5th, 2017.
His plans are to be active as 6W2SC from Cabrousse, Senegal, and as J5UAP
from Cabroxo, Guinea-Bissau. Specific dates were not provided. Watch his
Web page for possible updates at: http://cqafrica.net/en/welcome/index.html
He does state that from Senegal (6W) he will have a K3, Spiderbeam, 100 or
500W, and will operate on 20-10 meters CW (other bands/modes on request).
Peter may activate some IOTAs and/or WFFs as 6w2sc/p. From Guinea-Bissau
(J5), he will have a K3, 100w, verticals, and operate 20-10 meters CW
(other modes on request). QSL via LoTW or direct via his home callsign
HA3AUI.


BG2, CHINA. Miao, BG2AUE, from Harbin, the capital and largest city of
Heilongjiang Province in the northeastern region of the People's Republic
of China, has been very active on 80 meters around 1200z and 3521.5 kHz.
QSL via LoTW or direct.


C5, THE GAMBIA. Operators Bogdan/SP2FUD and Zenon/SP2GCJ are once again
active as C5FUD and C5GCJ, respectively, from Brufut, The Gambia. The
length of their stay is not known. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL C5FUD via SP2FUD. QSL C5GCJ via SP2GCJ.


C6, BAHAMAS. Operators Tim/N4UM (C6ARU), Mike/K4RUM (C6AUM) and Bob/N4BP
(C6AKQ) will once again be active from Abaco Island (NA-080) between
February 7-21st, 2017. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using mainly CW
with some RTTY and other Digital modes (possibly SSB). Each operator
will be in the ARRL International DX CW Contest as Single-Band entry.
QSL C6ARU via N4UM direct. QSL C6AUM via K4RUM direct. QSL C6AKQ via
N4BP direct.


CARIBBEAN TOUR. David, W2LNX, and his wife Abbey will be leaving for
Guadeloupe (FG, [(NA-102]) on Tuesday, December 6th, and then they will
go on to Martinique (FM, [NA-107]) on Sunday, December 11th. On Friday,
December 16th, his XYL Abbey flies home, and David will take the ferry
to St. Lucia (J6, [NA-108]) to stay with Frans, J69DS, until Thursday,
December 22nd. David states, "My operating schedule will pretty much
be limited to the early morning hours and the late afternoons." The best
way to find him is on PSK Automatic Propagation Reporter:
                    https://pskreporter.info/pskmap.html
Callsigns to look for are FG/W2LNX from Guadeloupe, FM/W2LNX from Martin-
ique and either J6/W2LNX or J68LNX in St. Lucia. He plans to operate
almost exclusively PSK31 or PSK63 using a KX2 QRP radio with a Buddipole
full size 20m vertical antenna. Also, he will bring two bobbins of wire
to make a 30m or 40m dipole or inverted Vee. For QRP work, David plans
to find some mountain tops. When he has electric power, he plans to use
a Hardrock-50 50 watt amplifier that Marc, N4DR, built for him. He does
mention, "I will be casually operating for no more than one or two hours
a day. I will be with the missus on Guadeloupe and Martinique and I don't
want to irritate her too much with my ham radio stuff. On St. Lucia, I
should have a bit more time. I still don't know my callsign is yet in
St. Lucia, but I received an invoice from the St. Lucia ministry. So
my application has been approved. The callsign will be J6/W2LNX or J68LNX,
probably J68LNX since it is a renewal application." David plans to use
LoTW as he did last year when he was on St. Lucia, but has to generate
certificates for Guadeloupe and Martinique.


E4, PALESTINE. Operators Bodo/DF8DX and Herman/DL2NUD will once again be
active as E44QX and E44HP, respectively, from Jericho on the Westbank
between December 8-12th. Activity will be on various HF bands (CW only)
and EME on GHz. For EME, they suggest to listen for activity on 1296 GHz
on December 8-10th, 3400 GHz December 11th and 2320/2304 GHz on December
12-13th. Look for Herman to remain there through December 18th. QSL E44QX
via DF8DX and E44HP via DL2NUD.


E5, SOUTH COOL ISLANDS. Operators Doug, W6HB, will once again be active
as E51DLD from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between April 28th and May 13th,
2017. This time he will have operators Bruce/KG7MXL and Marilyn/KI7DLK
with him. Activity will be holiday style on 160-10 meters using mainly
SSB. QSL via his home callsign. No LOTW, no E-QSL, no QRZ.com logs --
hard cards ONLY folks.


H44, SOLOMON ISLANDS. Remo, HB9SHD, will be active as H44SHD from a resort
on Uepi Island (OC-149) sometime in December (specific dates were not
provided). Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using FT-891
into HiEndFed antenna. QSL via his home callsign.


IOTA NEWS..............
  AS-088.  Members of Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) and others will
           be active as A70X from Al Safliyah Island between January 1-7th.
           Operators mentioned are Saif/A71AM, Mohammed/A71AV, Ibrahim/
           A71BI, Juma/A71EM, Aziz/A71GO, Kumar/A75GM, Vikas/A75GT, Seid/
           E76AA, Becir/E78AA, Jeremy/EI5GM, David/EI9FBB and Col/MM0NDX.
           Activity will be on 160-10 meters, using CW, SSB and RTTY, and
           with 3-4 stations on the air. QSL via M0OXO or OQRS. For more
           details and updates, see:      https://asia088.com


  AF-050.  Operators Vlad/UA4WHX/5T9VB and Ahmad/5T2AI are now active
           as 5T5TI from the rare Tidra Island. Activity will be on 80-10
           meters (80 & 6 meters uncertain) using CW, SSB and RTTY. Their
           activity seems to be mostly on 20/17 meters. The "425 DX News"
           reports [edited], "Plans are to be active until December 5th;
           their license expires on December 10th." Jean, 5T0JL, states,
           "it is strongly requested to satisfy yourself with one mode
           contact in order to please the pushing crowd". QSL via NI5DX.


  AN-017.  Francois, F4HLT, is expected to be active as FT3YL from the
           Dumont d'Urville Station on Petrels Island in the Antarctica
           sometime soon for one year. His license is valid until February
           1st, 2018. Activity will be limited to his free time. QSL via
           F6KPQ. For more details, see:  https://f4hlt.wordpress.com


  NA-122.  Members of the "Ham Radio Union of the Dominican Republic"
           (UDRA), are happy to announce their next DXpedition will be
           to Beata Island between January 25th and Febuary 1st, 2017.
           They will be active as HI1UD on 160-6 meters using CW and
           SSB. Operators mentioned are Alfredo/HI8K (Co-Leader), Tino/
           HI3CC (Co-Leader), Julio/AD4Z (CW Leader), Ismael/XE1AY,
           Prado/NK4DX,  Franky/HI3TT (SSB Leader), Edwin/HI3K, Efrain/
           HI8EES, Elio/HI8EFS, Josemi/HI8C, Marcos/HI3MRV, Mike/HI3MPC,
           Rod/HI3RWP, Rigo/HI8RD, Sergio/HI8AR, William/N2WB and Miguel/
           HI7MC. QSL Manager is Chuck, W2CCW. They will upload their
           log to LoTW and ClubLog. It has been 28 years since HI1UD
           has been activated. For more details and updates, see the
           following URLs:
                        http://beatadxpedition2017.org
               http://www.facebook.com/beatadxpedition2017/
       http://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=11&call=a%2FHI1UD&timerange=3600&tail=3600


ISWL CALLSIGNS (For December). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of December 2016:


  GX4BJC/A - Operated from Walton-on-the-Naze, in Essex, by Herbie, G6XOU.
             (/A WAB Square TM22 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).


  MX1SWL/A - Operated from Great Sutton, in Cheshire, by Geof M0BAU.
             (/A WAB Square SJ37 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
             
  ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual
operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL
info is on  or  or via .
NO LoTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see
 for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for
their awards.


J6, ST. LUCIA (Buddipole DXpedition). Operators Budd/W3FF, Jeff/KO7M,
Mike/KI8R, Matt/K0BBC, Harold/WJ1B, Chris/W6HFP, Tom/W6LDX and Paul/W6PNG
will be active as J68FF, J6/KO7M, J6/KI8R, J6/K0BBC, J6/WJ1B, J68HF,
J6/W6PNG and J6/W6LDX, respectively, from Chateau Devaux on Saint Lucia
Island (NA-108) between December 4-12th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Operations will be QRP or 100 watt
transceivers into Buddipole antennas. QSL via their home callsigns or LoTW.


J7, DOMINICA (J7 Operation Wrap-up). Dan, K1TO, informs OPDX, "We operated
J70BH for the CQ WW CW contest and made a little over 10,000 QSOs. Martti,
OH2BH, also operated for a few days before and afterward -- no idea what
his final QSO count is. I activated J70TO mostly on Monday evening after-
ward and made about 600 QSOs, mostly on 160 & 40M. I think that we will
be sending QSLs via the bureau to all who are in our log, but that is
not yet confirmed." 


KH6, HAWAII. Andy, VE7AHA, will once again be active as KH6/VE7AHA from
Big Island (OC-019) between January 14th and1 March 11th, 2017. Activity
will be on various HF bands, but he states, "I will do more low band radio
as the high bands are getting very fragile!!" QSL via his home callsign.


KP4/WP4, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. The "Buddies of the Caribbean", operators
Tom/K4ZGB, Bryan/N8WD, Rick/AA4W and Robert/KE4AL, will be active as
WP2/K4ZGB, KP2/N8WD, KP2/AA4W and KP2/KE4AL, respectively, from Saint
Croix Island (NA-106) between December 6-14th. The location of their
DXpedition is from "My Mountain Breeze" which is the location of the
station NP2N . They
will also be operating from his station and will have a station in the
ARRL 10 meter Contest, NPOTA (Salt River Bay, Christiansted, and Buck
Island), QRP, and beach operations will also take place. Activity will
be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. In addition,
they will attempt to make some satellite contacts through SO-50 and AO-85.
QSL via LOTW, eQSL or direct to their home callsigns.


OF9X UPDATE (Press Release) [edited]:
      SANTA HUNT -- OF9X ACTIVE FROM DECEMBER 01 THRU DECEMBER 31, 2016
      SANTA RADIO, OF9X IS INTRODUCING THE HARD WORKING TWELVE (12) ELVES
  As for many years Santa is now setting up for his world tour ­ including
Amateur Radio -- and will provide your family an added pleasure for this
Christmas. The exciting news is that for the first time in the history of
OF9X, Old-Father-Nine-Christmas, and the elves will step forward so that
you can get to know them and their part in the Christmas scene. And better
yet, you can make an effort to find them together with your young ones
whether within your family or in your immediate neighborhood.
  There are twelve elves operating OF9X and they indicate themselves with
the 3-letter identity thus your maximum elf-multiplier can be twelve (12).
  You should try to work them on all amateur bands and modes (CW/SSB/DIGI
from 630m to 70 cm) and each QSO would give you a one-point (1). If you
are outside of Europe your points are doubled (2). Summing up the QSO
points and multiplying them with contacted number of elves makes your
Frozen Santa Bag, the final score. Only 2016 QSOs are valid for the Bag.
  If you miss the elf identity for whatever reason no problem as you can
send your QSO listing to Santa HQ and these elves would count them for you.
; you can also look for your QSOs at the ClubLog and
each slot may illustrate the elf you had contacted. 
                         Here is your slate of elves:
           Arto, OH2KW (ART); Arttu, OH2FB (ATU); Jyri, OH2KM (JYR);
           Martti, OH2BH (MAR); Niko, OH2GEK (NIK); Pauli, OH5BQ (PAU);
           Pekka, OH2TA (PEK); Pertti, OH2BEE (PER); Raimo, OH2BCI (RAI);
           Tom, OH6VDA (TOM); Pertti, OH2PM (SIM) and Erik, OH2LAK (LAK)


  Your efforts will be rewarded by Santa Awards with the following awards:
   A:  SKC- Award (Santa is King of Christmas);       minimum of 50 points
   B:  WMC - Award (Warm and Memorable Christmas);    minimum of 35 points
   C:  RNS -Award (Remember those Red Nose Elves);    minimum of 20 points 


  The full-color awards will be sent by email if you send your log and your
point calculation to  by January 05, 2017 ­ please
also include the name to be printed on the award and the email address the
awards should be sent to. 
  High scoring stations with their children in each continent will be
offered an opportunity to have a two-way conversation with true and live
Santa during the Christmas week. More details on this will be presented
at  where Santa video/audio screening will take place.
    May this Christmas be a good one for all children of the world.
                        73 from Santa Claus and Elves


PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (December 5-11th).......
 Dec/05th AN      Dec/08th  HN     Dec/10th  LN
 Dec/06th AN      Dec/09th  HN     Dec/11th  HN
 Dec/07th 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


  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


QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF.. (December 4th) 
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3W1T via RW6HS (d)      HK1NA via K6IPM           S509PMC via S59DCD
  4K8YL via 4K4K (d)      II5YOTA via (O/C/*)       SN40KZTG via SP9KDU
  5A1AL via W5UE          IZ8CLM via IZ8CLM & (L)   SN6O via SP6PAZ
  5T5TI via NI5DX         J3/VE7ACN via VE7ACN      SW9AA via LZ1PM
  5T9VB via UA4WHX       LX/PA3EZC via PA3EZC & (L) TI5/KL9A via AC7DX
  6Y6Y via W8YCM (d)      LY5YOTA via (O/C/*)       TP30CE via F5LGF
  7X2YOTA via (O/C/*)     LZ463PP via LZ1KCP        TZ5XR via F5MXH
  8R1/AG6UT via DJ9RR     OE16YOTA via (O/C/*)      UP25CWA via RW6HS (d)
  A65DC via IZ8CLM & (L)  OE2YOTA via (O/C/*)       UP25M via RW6HS (d)
  C5FUD via SP2FUD        OF9X via OH2BH            UP25P via RW6HS (d)
  CR3OO via W3HNK         OH2YOTA via (O/C/*)       UP25PA via RW6HS (d)
  CT8/IK8HJC via IK8HJC   OK2RJC via OK2RZ          UP25TX via RW6HS (d)
  D4X via OH5ZA           OP8ON via ON8ON           UP25Z via RW6HS (d)
  DA0YOTA via (O/C/*)     OT50DST via ON4QM         W1T via W1AW
  EG3PCD via EG3PCD (L)   PA6YOTA via (O/C/*)       W6/DL6UHA via DL6UHA
  EN25RX via UX1RX        PA85SVS via PI4AMF (*)    YO0YOTA via (O/C/*)
  EP2LMA via EA5GL (d)    R110B via RZ4AZ           YP0XMAS via YO9FNP
  ES9YOTA via (O/C/*)     R120GV via RU3XP          YR9F via YO9FNP
  FO/K7AR via K7AR & (L)  R16YOTA via (O/C/*)       YT16YOTA via (O/C/*)
  HA6YOTA via (O/C/*)     R19KDR via RQ7L           ZL7/W1XGI via JA1XGI
  HG0IDPD via (O/C/*)     RO2E via RZ3EC
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (*) No QSL Needed


  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: BD9XE, H40GC, H44GC, JE1CKA, MI0SAI, VA3WR and
  YP0C


  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5H3DX, CY9C, D66D, K9AJ/VY0 (NA-159), KD6WW/VY0,
  SV8/IW0HQU/P (EU-113), T2R, T32SB, TI5W, TL0A, V3A, VK5MAV/6 (OC-266)
  and VK0EK


  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4X1AJ, 4X1EL,4X1IF, 4X1IM, 4X1SK, 4X4JU,
  4X6DK, 4X7R, 4X0T, 4Z5AV, 4Z5FI, 4Z5LA, 4Z5MV, 4Z5NX, 4Z5OZ, 4Z5PF,
  5B4ALP, 5B4KH, 5B30ES, 5B4MF, 5W0JY, 9J2HN, 9V1PW, T88CL, VE7/4X1EL,
  VR2KF and YB0ANN


SILENT KEY. Glyn, GW0ANA, informs that Steve Cole, GW4BLE, became a Silent
Key on the morning of December 2nd. He states, "He fought a gallant fight
against a dreaded disease, even beating it back once, but in the end it
returned. (He was a valiant fighter as the Ham World knows in his efforts
& attainments in contesting.)" Steve was a Dxer and a Contester. OPDX and
its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and
friends of GW4BLE. Read more about Steve at:
http://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/stephen-cole-gw4ble-silent-key.546463/


T8, PALAU. Ryosei, JH0IXE, will once again be active as T8CW from the VIP
Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between December
26th and January 6th, 2017. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB,
RTTY, JT65 ad PSK31. QSL via JA0FOX by the Bureau, JH0IXE direct, LoTW or
eQSL. He now has a Web page at:           http://t8cw.idou.net


T8, PALAU (Early Announcement). Operators Yas/JA6UBY (T88RR), Miyo/JO3LVG
(T88MK), Kazue/JH6DUL (T88VV), Masa/JL1HYH (T88HY), Toshihiro/JM1LIG (T88FM)
and Kou/JI6NCY (T88NC) will be active from Koror Island (OC-009) between
June 16-23rd, 2017. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY
and possibly other Digital modes. QSL via their home callsign direct. NO
Bureau, eQSL or LoTW.


TI, COSTA RICA. Mark, M0DXR, will be active as TI5W from Alajuela during
the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 4-5th) as a Single-Op/All-
Band/High-Power entry. QSL via W4FS.


UP25, KAZAKHSTAN (Special Event). Look for the following special event
stations to be active to celebrate 25th anniversary of independence of
the Republic of Kazakhstan between now and December 31st. A special award
will be available working the stations (as well for SWLs). Award will be
published electronically by the HAMLOG.RU Web site. Additional information
can be read at:        http://kazakhstan25.hamlog.ru/?locale=en
QSL cards for QSOs with UP25CWA, UP25ECA, UP25I, UP25J, UP25KZ, UP25L,
UP25LL, UP25LW, UP25M, UP25N, UP25NFD, UP25NR, UP25NWA, UP25O, UP25OAG,
UP25P, UP25PA, UP25TX, UP25ZA, UP25ZAF, UP25ZF, UP25ZWW and UP25Z can be
obtained by RW6HS QSL Manager.


XX9, MACAO. A German team of operators is planning to be active from
between February 13-26th, 2017. Callsign is pending. Operators mentioned
are Werner/DJ9KH, Guenter/DL2AWG, Dietmar/DL2HWA, Bert/DL2RNS, Juergen/
DL3HRH, George/DL4SVA, Paul/DL5CW, Wolf/DM2AUJ, Sid/DM2AYO, Rolf/DL7VEE
and Bom/XX9LT. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (possibly 160/6m) with
an emphasis on CW and RTTY, but with some SSB. They plan to have three
stations on the air. Look for more details to be forthcoming.


Z2, ZIMBABWE. Herbert, DE1ZHB/7Z1HB, is once again active as Z21LS from
Harare until sometime in January. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using
SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via DE1ZHB.


ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Peter, K8PGJ, will once again be active as ZF2PG
from Grand Cayman Island (NA-016) between January 14-22nd, 2017. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using SSB. He plans to be in the NAQP Contest
(January 16-17th). QSL via his home callsign, direct or LoTW.


ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Al, KZ3AB, will once again be active as ZF2AB from
Cayman Islands (NA-016) between April 29th and May 6th, 2017. Activity
will be on various HF bands. QSL via WA3EOP.

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