OPDX Bulletin 1081 October 8, 2012

09:13 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, ARRL Web Page, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, NJ1Q & W1AW, K2DM, KA3UNQ, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, KH6BZF, N6PSE, AC7DX, K8AV, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, N0HJZ, N0VD, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3SWH, HS0ZIB/G6JFY, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OH6XX, ON4ATW, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SM3CVM, VA3RJ & ICPO, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and VE3ZZ for the following DX information.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM EDITOR
Everything is now back online. The server (hamnet.org) that hosts the OPDX mailing list, as well as all the E-mail received for the bulletins which failed on September 20th, came back online on October 1st. I would like to thank Dave, WB8APD, Sysop of the Hamnet.org, once again for getting things going again. We should be back to normal next week. Thanks for all your understanding..... 73 de Tedd KB8NW.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 30th-September, through Sunday, 7th-October there were 221 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3D2/c, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, 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, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, 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, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, 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" (WFWL).
3A, MONACO
Operators Max/ON5UR and Marc/ON8AK will be active as 3A/homecall from Monaco between November 9-17th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, SSB only and with one station (possibly two) on the air. QSL via M0URX. They hope to have a Web page up soon.
3D2, FIJI
Ricardo, PY2PT, one of the operators from the upcoming T30PY and T30SIX DXpedition to Tarawa Island (OC-017), Western Kiribati, is planning to be active as 3D2PT before and after the T30PY/T30SIX DXpedition from the following Fiji Islands:
OC-016 - Viti Levu Island (WLOTA L­0055); October 13-15th and again between 25-27th
OC-121 - Tavarua Island; October 27th-November 3rd
Ricardo states, "The operation from Fiji, if possible, will be done in my free time because the main focus is on the preparation for the T30PY & T30SIX DXpedition (October 16-25th)." QSL via PY2PT.
3D2/C, CONWAY REEF
A press release sent out October 4th states: "The 3D2C team has just arrived in Suva from our return voyage from Conway Reef. We are very pleased to have made 71,693 contacts from Conway Reef. We expect to have QSL cards in the mail in late November. We will upload to LoTW within six months. We are very grateful to all of our equipment sponsors, including ICOM and ACOM. We appreciate all of the financial support from INDEXA, NCDXF and all club and individual sponsors. We have now placed much of our equipment into storage, and we hope to activate other rare South Pacific entities next year. We are updating our website with our statistics and OQRS information.
Best Regards, The World-Wide DX Team"
The 3D2C 71693 QSOs breakdown are as follows: 39829/CW, 30608/SSB, 1054/RTTY, 10/SSTV and 192/PSK31. Continent breakdown: 33%/AF, 25.21%/AS, 37.25%/EU, 33.33%/NA, 2.73%/OC and 1.15%/SA. QSL 3D2C via YT1AD, direct (w/SAE or SASE + 1 USD for normal postage, 2 USDs for Airmail), by the Bureau or use the OQRS on the Web page. For more details and updates, visit the 3D2C Web page at:
http://www.yt1ad.info/3d2c/index.html
4S, SIR LANKA
Peter, DC0KK, will once again be active as 4S7KKG from Sri Lanka (AS-003, WLOTA 0762) between November 9th and March 9th, 2013. Activity will be mainly on CW and the Digital modes. QSL via DC0KK, by the Bureau (preferred) or direct (see (QRZ.com)). LoTW on request. All QSLs for all QSOs will be sent via the QSL Bureau.
5D7, MOROCCO
Operators Abdo/CN8VO, Jos/PD0JOS (CN2OS) and Francois/ON4LO (CN2LO) will be active as 5D7AT from Agadir between October 8-21st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB. QSL via ON4LO, direct or by the Bureau. Look for more details to be published on (QRZ.com).
5U, NIGER
Operators Christian/TL0A (5U5U), Paul/F6EXV (5U6E) and Jan/DJ8NK (5U8NK) are now active from Niamey until October 15th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and Digital. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826.5, 3524, 7024, 10104, 14024, 18084, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 3799, 7070, 14190, 18150, 21290, 24950 and 28490 kHz
Digi - 7050, 10138, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz
6m - 50104/CW and 50150/SSB
QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau (except 5U5U, direct only). The callsigns 5U6E and 5U8NK will be available on LoTW shortly after the operation, and on ClubLog's OQRS for both direct and Bureau QSLs. For more details, see:
http://www.premiumorange.com/5u-2012
5X, UGANDA (2013)
A press release sent out by the members of the F6KOP team states [edited], "After many DXpeditions in the past (5V7C, 5H1C, XT2C, J5C, TK7C, TS7C, TM7CC, IS0R, TJ9PF) and the successful PJ4C in 2012, the F6KOP team is happy to announce their next one in Uganda for February 2013. More than 20 ops, 6 stations for 12 days in this beautiful Africa country." Details from their Web page
http://www.5x2013.com
state that the operation will take place between February 6-18th, from a location some 20 Km from Entebbe airport. They mention that "they have found the perfect place for hamradio, a large hotel with more than 6000m² for our antennas with a direct access on the beach of the Victoria lake." Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826.5, 3524, 7024, 10104, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24892 and 28024 kHz RX AS/OC 1821.5 and RX EU/NA 1834.5
SSB - 1850, 3785, 7120/7075, 14145, 18140, 21295, 24960 and 28480 kHz
RTTY - 1842, 3585, 7038, 10142, 14087, 18102, 21082, 24918 and 28082 kHz
PSK - 3570, 7035, 10142, 18100, 21072, 24920 and 28122 kHz
6m - 50104/CW and 50145/SSBThe team will use K3's and FT450 with ACOM 1010 into SpiderBeams, verticals and 4 Square antennas. Current operators mentioned are Franck/ F4AJQ (Team Leader), Seb/F5UFX (Team Leader, WebMaster), Alain/F6ENO (Team Leader), Bob/N6OX, Dave/K4SV, Michel/FM5CD, Gérard/F2JD, Uwe/DL8OBF, Francois/ON4LO, Flo/F5CWU, Jean Jacques/F5NKX, Norbert/DJ7JC, Eric/ON7RN, Michel/F5EOT, John/F5VHQ, Jean Paul/F8BJI, Gerard/F2VX, Hans/DL1YFF, Valery/RG8K/UT7CR, Patrick/F2DX, Mike/UA9KGH and Jean-Marc/F8IXZ. Yann, F1NGP, will be their QSL Manager (100% OK Direct, ClobLog's OQRS, Bureau and LoTW). For more details and updates, see:
http://www.5x2013.com
6V, SENEGAL
Vladimir, RK4FF, will once again be active as 6V7S from Le Calao in Ngaparou between October 22nd and November 3rd. No word on whether he will participate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest. QSL via RK4FF.
6W, SENEGAL
Francis, F6BLP, will once again be active as 6W7SK from Saly Portudal, 80 kms south of Dakar on the coast, between January 5-18th, 2013. Activity will be holiday style using the same station as last time (IC-7000 into G5RV antenna) operating mainly CW. QSL via F6BLP, direct or by the Bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. For more details, logs and pictures of his last operation, visit:
http://www.f6blp.org/index.php?langue=uk&contenu=home.php
8Q, MALDIVES
Jim, G3VDB, is intending to once again be active as 8Q7EJ from Vilamendhoo Island Resort (AS-013) between October 29th and November 11th. Activity will be holiday style mainly on 20 meters using CW, SSB, PSK31 and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign. The 2009/2010/2011 8Q7EJ logs are available on the Clublog Web page at:
http://www.clublog.org/logsearch/8Q7EJ
9M2, WEST MALAYSIA
By the time you read this, Shou, JA1XXI, will be active as 9M2/JA1XXI from Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia (Malacca Strait) until October 15th. Activity will be holiday style on 20/15/10/6 meters using CW and SSB. Suggested frequencies are 14220, 21220, 28500 and 50110 kHz. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau for JA and direct only for stations outside of Japan (SAE+1 IRC or 2 green stamps).
9U, BURUNDI
An international team of operators from ON, PA and GM will be on the air from Burundi during the second half of February 2013. In total, they have 10 operators and four stations and airing the requested callsign 9U4U (not confirmed yet). A Web site will be online soon with details and information about their plans. This Expedition is organized by the "Belgian Rockall Team".
AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Kazuo, JH8PHT, is once again active as AH0KT from Saipan on Northern Mariana Island (OC-086) until October 9th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters. Look for him to also try 10 meters FM and AM. QSL via direct to his home callsign. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. PLEASE do not QSL to Saipan.
AH0/KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Operators Kit/JA1NVF, Kowata/JF7ELG, Miho/JJ2VLY and Yutaka/JQ2GYU will be active as NH0J from Tinian Island (USI NI003S, WLOTA 3108), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086), between October 18-22nd. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and possibly some RTTY/PSK. The operators may also use their own U.S. callsigns, such as AH0J (QSL via JA1NVF), WA2O/KH0 (QSL via JF7ELG), WS2M/KH0 (QSL via JJ2VLY), and WS2Y/KH0 (QSL via JQ2GYU). QSL NH0J via JJ2VLY, direct or by the Bureau.
C5, THE GAMBIA
Members of the Radio Syd Contest Group will be active as C5A from Banjul during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-Multi entry. Operators mentioned are Lada/OK1DIX, Jiri/OK1DO, Petr/OK1FFU, Karel/OK1JKT, Vlada/OK1NY, Jiri/OK1RI, Vasek/OK1VVT, Joe/ OM5AW and Norbert/OM6NM. QSL via OM2FY, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and updates, see:
http://www.om0c.com
DXCC NEWS
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports on the following:
* On September 24th, Bill, NC1L, states, "Congratulations to the team which helped to reintroduce Amateur Radio to Kosovo, and welcome back to the airwaves to the returning Hams. As of this time Z60K, and/or any other Z6 station, will not count for any entity for DXCC awards purposes as they do not qualify under the DXCC rules. Any future change in Kosovo's DXCC status will be announced by ARRL."* The following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
J51FD - Guinea-Bissau; 2010 Operation
"If you have had this operation rejected in a recent application, please send an e-mail to the ARRL DXCC Desk," Moore said. "Please note that due to heavy e-mail volume, you may not receive a reply. Once updated, results will appear in Logbook of The World (LoTW) accounts, as well as online in the daily listings."
E51, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS
Frank, HB9BXU, and a group of other Swiss hams will be active as E51C, E51ABS, E51BZD and E51CHX, from Aitutaki Island (OC-083) between November 12-30th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters including the 30/17/12 meter bands, between 1900-1200z, using CW, SSB and PSK31. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 3505, 7020, 10104, 14024, 18080, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 3799, 7070, 14190, 18145, 21290, 24950 and 28490 kHz
PSK31 - 3580, 7035, 10139, 14070, 18100, 21070, 24920 and 28120 kHzThey state that there will be no internet access and they will not be able to provide online logs during their operation. QSL via HB9BXU.
ED9, CEUTA AND MELILLA
Operators Con DF4SA, Jorge/EA7HZ, Julio EA7JB, Quillo EA7LS, Chris/EA7RU, Jorge/EA9LZ and Zoli/HA1AG will be active as ED9Z from Ceuta during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-2 or Mutil-Single entry. The group will be using all Spiderbeam antennas and a 40m 3 element full size beam. QSL via EA9LZ.
FM/TO9, MARTINIQUE
Robert, S53R (ex-ST2AR), will be active as TO9R from FM5BH's QTH on Martinique Island (NA-107) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Outside the contest, Robert will be signing FM/S53R. QSL via S53R, direct or via LoTW.
H4, SOLOMON ISLANDS
Bernhard, DL2GAC, will once again be active as H44MS on a DX vacation to Honiara, Guadalcanal (WLOTA 0086), Solomon Islands (OC-047), between October 17th and December 10th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters SSB only. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
H4, SOLOMON ISLANDS
Operators Phil/G3SWH and Jim/G3RTE will be active from Honiara, Guadalcanal (WLOTA 0086), in the Solomon Islands between February 18-28th, 2013. The Solomon Islands are located in CQ zone 28, ITU zone 51. Guadalcanal counts as OC-047 for IOTA purposes. The "most wanted" data provided by Clublog currently shows the Solomon Islands at #81 in Europe and #77 in North America. Their activity will be on CW only on all bands 80-10 meters. There will be no 160, 60, 6 meters or EME activity. Propagation permitting, they plan to have two stations on the air for as many hours every day as is possible. Their main objective is to work as many European, North American and ROTW stations on as many different bands as possible and plan to make at least 15,000 QSOs. QSL via G3SWH, either via the OQRS facility on Phil's Web site
http://www.g3swh.org.uk (recommended)
, direct with SAE and adequate return postage or via the traditional Bureau route. There is more information available at
www.g3swh.org.uk/h44kw.html
which will be updated from time to time.H40 & H44, TEMOTU AND SOLOMON ISLANDS
Sigi, DL7DF, will once again lead a group of operators on a 2013 DXpedition which is being called a "Two Entities DXpedition - Solomon 2013". Sigi states on his Web page that they have chosen two destinations. The first destination will be the Guadalcandal (OC-047), Solomon Islands (H44), between March 8-25th, 2013. During the time between March 12-23rd, part of the group will be active from Nendo (OC-100), Temotu Island (H40). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. They to have several stations on the air. One station on each destination will be exclusively dedicated to RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV. Their station equipment on each destination consists of 4 transceivers (3 x K2, 1 x FT857D), 3 power amplifiers, a lowband vertical for 160/80m, a deltaloop for 40, a deltaloop for 30, a Spiderbeam for 20/17/15/12/10, a 5 element Yagi for 6m, some Beverage antennas as well as some laptop computers. Operators mentioned are Manfred/DK1BT, Georg/DK7LX, Wolf/DL4WK, Reiner/DL7KL, Sigi/DL7DF, Juergen/DL7UFN, Frank/ DL7UFR, Jan/SP3CYY and Leszek/SP3DOI. Pilot station is Bernd, DF3CB. QSL route is via DL7DF, direct or by the Bureau.
IOTA NEWS
AF-053. Christian, J28NC, who has been in Djibouti since July, announced that he will team-up with Jean-Francois, J28UC, to activate the coral reef Islands Moucha or Maskali sometime in the near future.
AF-083. Alfredo, IK7JWY, is organizing a second DXpedition to Djerba Island (WLOTA 1394), Tunisia, between April 27th and May 4th, 2013. The group hopes to use the callsign TS8IT. Activity will be on all bands and modes. Current operators are Alfredo/ IK7JWX (team leader), Antonello/IK2DUW (QSL manager), YL Rosy/ IW2NLC, Ampelio/IS0AGY, Roberto/IK2PGM, Leopoldo/I8LWL, YL Titti/IK8GQY, Carlo/IK6CAC (CW), Elvira/IV3FSG, Dario/IT9SSI + YL. If interested to join, contact Alfredo at: ik7jwx2003[at]yahoo.it
AS-060. Members of the Korean Contest Club (KCC) will be active as D9K from Pigum Island, South Korea, between October 26-29th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters and include participation in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via DS4NYE. Logs will be on ClubLog. Operators mentioned are Han/DS2GOO, Yongsup/DS3GLW, Joon-Woo/DS3MLG, Rew/DS4NYE, Rocky/HL1VAU and Kijun/HL3AMO.
AS-075. Andrea, IK7YTT, will be active as XX9TTT from Coloane Island, Guangdong Province, between October 26-29th. Activity will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single- Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. There will be activity before and after the contest, and Andrea will be on other bands. Suggested frequencies are 21285 and 14185 kHz. QSL via IZ8CCW, direct or by the Bureau. For more info and updates, visit:
http://www.mdxc.org/xx9ttt
NA-031. Jim, KA3UNQ, will be active from numerous lighthouses in the Rhode Island State Island group between December 6-9th. Details and QSL information are posted on (QRZ.com).
NA-034. Jacek, SP5APW, will be active as W4/SP5APW from Clearwater Island between October 15-18th. Activity will be holiday style for only a few hours a day using K3 (probably battery powered) and a Buddipole antenna. Operations will be mainly on 20/15/10 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau or LoTW. For more details and updates, see:
http://na-034.blogspot.com
NA-054. Rick, K6VVA, will be active as C6AVA from Berry Islands (WLOTA 1903) between December 7-11th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17 meters using mainly CW with some SSB. Rick may or may not operate in the ARRL 10m Contest (December 8-9th) depending on propagation at the time. QSL only via N6AWD, direct or by the Bureau. For more information and updates, visit:
http://www.k6vva.com/iota/na054
NA-112. Wayne, K9YNF, will be active as K9YNF/4 from Bogue Banks, NC, between October 21-26th. Suggested frequencies are:
SSB - 14260 and 18128 kHz
PSK31 - 14070.15 and 7035 kHz
QSL via K9YNF.
NA-138. A few days before his NA-034 operation (see above), Jacek, SP5APW, will possibly be active as W4/SP5APW from Amelia Island (WLOTA 3048)for one or two days between October 12-14th. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau or LoTW. For more details and updates, see: http://na-034.blogspot.com
IOTA OP (THAILAND)
Eddy, ON4AFU, will once again be in Thailand to activate the following IOTAs. His schedule is as follows:
October 7-24th - Callsign HS0ZJF/8; from Koh Samui (AS-101) October 26th-November 4th - HS0ZJF/9; from Koh Butang (AS-129)
Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW only with 100 watts into a wire antenna. QSL via ON4AFU, direct or by the Bureau.
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For October)
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of October:
GX4BJC/A - Operated from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie, G6XOU. ( /A WAB Square = TM22 - England & IOTA = EU-005 ). Herbie will also operate as GX4BJC/P at times.
MX1SWL/A - Operated from Hartford, in Cambridgeshire, by Tom, G3RPV. ( /A WAB Square = TL27 - England & IOTA = EU-005 ).
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 www.iswl.org.uk or (QRZ.com) or via .
NO LoTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see www.iswl.org.uk for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for their awards.
KG4, GUANTANAMO Bay
Look for the following operators to be active from Guantanamo Bay (NA-015) during the month of October:
October 13-27th - Ed/KN4KL (KG4KL); activity on SSTV, RTTY, SSB, PSK and possibly CW.
October 11-27th - Bill/W4WV (KG4WV); activity on SSB, PSK, RTTY and possibly CW.
While there, operators will be joined by the GTMO Boy Scout Troop in the "Jamboree on the Air" (JOTA, October 20-21st). QSL via their home callsigns.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 8-14th)
 Oct/08th  AN-HN   Oct/11th  AN      Oct/13th  AN
 Oct/09th  AN-HN   Oct/12th  AN      Oct/14th  AN
 Oct/10th  AN


   SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
   ======================================================
    NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
   -----------------        ------       --------    ------
   AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=0-1       0-7
   HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2         8-15
   LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3         16-29
   BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=4         30-49
   DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5         50-99
   VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9       100-400
KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA
Dom, M1TKA, is now active as KH8/M1TKA from American Samoa until October 11th. Activity will be on 20/17/15/12/10 meters, from the south side of KH8, with the possibility of LF bands if he can relocate to the north side after October 7th. QSL via his home callsign and LoTW. For updates, see:
http://m1kta-qrp.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/qrv-in-kh8.html
KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA (Update To OPDX.1075/Possibly Moved To 2013)
Bill, N6MW, and possibly 1-2 other operators (TBA) are/will/expected to be active as KH8/N6MW from a hotel in Tutuila between November 8-19th. However, the DXpedition's Web page states, "This DXped is still in the planning stages, possibly will be moved to March 2013." Stay tuned! For more details and updates, visit:
http://n6mw.jimdo.com
NP4, PUERTO RICO
Jeff, N5TJ, will be active as as NP4Z from San Juan (NA-099, USI PR006S, WLOTA 2802) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL direct to N4AO (QRZ.com)
OJ0, MARKET REEF
Operators Tomi/OG9X, Simo/OH2HAN and Juha/OH6XX will activate Market Reef (EU-053, ARLHS MAR-001, WLOTA 0542) between October 25-29th. Both OG9X and OH6XX will participate in CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) using the OJ0B and OJ0X callsigns in a the Single-Op/ Single-Band (80m) and Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) categories, respectively, while OH2HAN will activate other bands on RTTY mode signing OJ0MI. QSL OJ0B and OJ0X via OH2BH and LoTW, and QSL OJ0MI via OH2HAN.
PJ4, BONAIRE (Update)
Operators Marco/PE2MC, Bert/PE2KY and Peter/PJ4NX will be active as PJ4X from Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) between November 9-16th. QSL via PE2MC. Watch for more details and updates at:
http://www.pe2mc.nl/bonaire-here-we-come-pj4pe2mc
PJ4, BONAIRE
Look for PJ4D will be once again be active between November 18th and December 1st. Activity will be on all bands and modes. Operators include Kelly/N0VD, Scott/W4PA and possibly others. PJ4D was last activated during the 10.10.10 "New DXCC" event and logged nearly 36,000 QSOs. They hope to be able to give those who still need a QSO with Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) a new one. Also, they expect to be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) in one form or another. More information will be posted at . QSL all contacts with PJ4D via W3HNK.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated October 6th)
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  1B1AB via N7RO             EA9/EC7DZZ via EC7DZZ     OR2F via ON8LDS
  3A/G0VJG via G4DFI         ED1DST via EA1DST (B)     OZ/PA1H via PA1H
  3D2FW via RZ3FW            EG1RGC via EA1SV          OZ/PA7PA via PA7PA
  3Z2X via SP2YWL            EG3RGC via EA3ACA         PD35SSCS via PD2RKG (B)
  4O60GBP via 4O3Z           EH2RGC via EA2AK          PJ2/PB2T via PB2T
  5H3NP via WB0VGI           EX8BS via RW6HS (d)       PJ6/G4IUF via G4IUF
  5N52EAM via IK2IQD         FR/DL1YAF via DL1YAF      R55SAT via R3AS
  5P1W via OZ1HYI            GB2BT via M0XIG           SN7Q via SP7GIQ
  5U6E via F6EXV             HB9SPACE via HB9ACA       SV3/DF1XC via DF1XC
  6V7X via IK2FIL            HC2/UA4WHX via UA4WHX     SV3/DJ5YL via DJ5YL
  7P8CC via EI7CC            HG56OD via HA3OD          SV8/HB9AAI via HB9AAI
  7Z1BL via DL1BDF           II5ISS via IZ5JLW         SV9/DF8DX via DF8DX
  7Z7AB via 7Z1CQ            JX9JKA via LA9JKA (d)     SW9C via DL9USA
  A60WSW via IZ8CLM          KH2L via W3HNK            TA4/DJ5AA via DJ5AA
  CR5SB via CS5NRA           LS1D via AC7DX            TA4/UA9CDC via G3SWH
  CT8/VE3DZ via VE3DZ        OK6WFF via OK2MA          VP9/OH2MQ via OH2MQ (d)
  CU2KI via OH2UA            OK7O via OK1OUE           ZD9UW via M0VFC
  EA4/DG8KBH via DG8KBH      OM2M via OM1AJM           ZZ2T via PY2MNL
  EA8/DL7VOA via EA8/DL7VOA  OQ4T via ON4TO (B)
             (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
3C0E STATUS. QSL Manager Elmo, EA5BYP, has stated that the 3C0E log will be uploaded to LoTW very soon.9N7AK QSL STATUS. 9N7AK went QRT on August 25, 2012. All direct and Bureau cards received by October 2012 have been replied to.
HR5/W9GL & HQ2GL QSL ROUTE. Ron, AC7DX, announced that he will be the QSL Manager for HR5/W9GL and HQ2GL. QSL requests for Jim at his callsign, W9GL should be direct to him only.
T6MO QSL STATUS. All direct QSLs received up to September 15th have been answered.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3Z6M, 4Z5IW, 5N6/YL2SW, 5W1SA, 9A3IH, A35YZ, A45XR, C21YY, CT1IUA, CT2IWW, D64K, DJ3XG, EA8MT, EI25DB, GI0KOW, GI4DOH, GW4BLE, HK1R, HR9/WQ7R, JS1NDM, JT1BV, LU4DX, LW2EIY, MI0BPB, OS0S, P43E, PA3HIZ, PJ2/PB2T, PP1CZ, PY2YW, RA9XAU, RI1ANF, RU6CQ, RW6C, SO2R, SP7HKK, SQ9HZM, SV1DPI, TF3SG, UA4CC, UA9LAO/4, UT3UZ, UU7J, V73NS, VE1RGB, VE4KZ, VR2/UA3QNS, VY2TT, WP4U and ZX2B
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5R8UI, 9J2JA, 9A5AN, 9A205AN, 9M4SLL, 9M6XRO, CO2OQ, CY9M, GU4CHY, HB9ALO, HT9H, HV0A, V85TL and VU2GSM
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!
SI9, SWEDEN (Special Event)
Special event station SI9AM from the King Chulalongkorn Memorial in Ragunda, Sweden, the largest Thai Pavilion in the world outside Thailand, will be active between October 13-14th, and in the Scandinavian Activity SSB Contest (SAC). Operators mentioned are Markus/SA3BPG, Joel/SA3BRX, Jan-Eric/SM3CER, Lars/SM3EAE, Björn/SM3UQO and Göran/SM5SIC. SA3BPG and SA3BRX are young and newly licensed radio amateurs and will now for the first time try contesting. They will operate three stations, one of the currently most productive band and one of the second best band. The third station will be a multiplier station. Outside of the contest, activity will be on 160-10 meters. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1817, 3517, 7017, 10117, 14017, 18077, 21017, 24897 and 28017 kHz
SSB - 1840, 3760, 7060, 14210, 18160, 21310, 24960 and 28510 kHz
FM - 145.550 MHz and repeater RV49 - 145.612 MHz
QSL via SM3CVM, direct or by the Bureau (E-mail Bureau request are OK via sm3cvm (at) ssa.se. For more information, visit (QRZ.com) or the SI9AM Web page at:
http://www.si9am.se
SPECIAL OPDX BULLETIN WENT OUT THIS WEEK
If you missed OPDX.1080.2, which contained press releases/updates on:
* ARS GIVEWAY TO PROMOTE YOUTH IN AMATEUR RADIO (Press Release)
* CQ NEWS (Press Release) - Randy Thompson, K5ZD, Named Director of CQ World Wide DX Contest
* CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Press Release/Update). The new dates are October 22-31st.
* LIVE BROADCAST (from MFJ's 40th Anniversary Celebration)
* ZL9, CAMPBELL ISLAND (Update/Press Release). They are "making great progress during the planning and preparation phases.
Go to the following URL to see OPDX.1080.2
T8, PALAU
Kiichi, JF1LUT, is now active as T88IK from Arakabesan Island, Koror (OC-009) until October 10th. Activity will be on 17-6 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
T8, PALAU
Nob, JH1EAQ, will be active during the CQWW SSB Contest as T88EB as a Single Op/All Band entry. QSL via JH1EAQ, Bureau or direct to: Nob Watanabe, 6-11-2 Azuma-chou, Iruma-City SAITAMA, JAPAN 358-0002. Nob states that this is his first time on the air in 10 years (he was active back then as T88EA).
TF, ICELAND
Siggi, TF3CW, from Seltjarnarnes (EU-021, WLOTA 2975), has announced that he will be active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via LX1NO.
TO2, MAYOTTE
Serge, F6AML, is active as TO2M from Mayotte until October 19th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via F6AML, direct or by the Bureau (E-mail request are fine; see (QRZ.com) for details).
TO7, MAYOTTE
Hartwig, DL7BC, will once again be active from Mayotte (AF027, WLOTA LH 0376) between March 25th and April 12th, 2013. He is hoping to have his callsign TO7BC re-issued again. Activity will be from Bruno's, DH1BL/FH4VOS, QTH. Operations will be on 80-10 meters plus participation in CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st). He also plans to be on RTTY and PSK. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. For more details, visit it his Web site at:
http://www.qslnet.de/member/dl7bc/en_TO7BC.htm
TT8, CHAD
Members of the "Italian DXpedition Team" are now active as TT8TT from N'Djamena until October 16th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are listed in OPDX.1072. QSL direct via I2YSB. QSL by the Bureau via IK2CIO. Logs will be posted to LoTW within six months. A log search and an OQRS are all available on their Web page at:
http://www.i2ysb.com
Official forum is at:
http://bit.ly/NVQaav
TX5, FRENCH POLYNESIA (Update/IOTA Op!)
Didier, F6BCW, is now active as TX5EG from Huahine Island (OC-067) until October 15th. He will activate other various French Polynesian Islands between now and November 8th. Activity will be holiday style, CW only, and using 100 watts into dipoles strung-up between coconut trees on the following islands:
October 6-15th - Huahine Island (OC-067); 40-10 meters
October 15-19th - Raiatea Island (OC-067); 30/20/17 meters
October 19-22nd - Tahaa Island (OC-067); 40/30/20/17 meters
October 22-26th - Maupiti Island (OC-067); 30/20/17 meters
October 22nd(?)-November 8th - Huahine Island (OC-067); 40-10 meters
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.TX5, NEW CALEDONIA (Special Event)
Christian, KH6/F5IDM, is expected to be active as TX5FS during the Pacific Science Festival ("Fête de la Science") which is held on Lifou Island (OC-033) and runs until October 13th. Activity will be limited to his spare time. No QSNs have been reported as of press time. QSL via F5IDM, by the KH6 Bureau or direct. Details about the festival can be found at:
http://www.symbiose-nc.com/fds/index.php
V3, BELIZE
Rich, N0HJZ, will once again be active as V31MW from Placencia between October 21-30th. Activity will be on all bands especially 30/17/12 meters on CW during his stay except 160 meters. He will also operate as V31MW during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via N0HJZ, LoTW or direct with SASE.
V6, MICRONESIA
Operators Shoij/JA7HMZ (V63DX) and Masahiko/JA7EPO (V63EPO) will be active from Pohnpei Island (OC-010) between November 23-28th. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via their home callsigns. Shoij will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as V6B and as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via JA7HMZ, direct or LoTW.
VC2, CANADA
Operators Noel/VE2BR and Gregg/VE3ZZ will once again partici- pate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry using the special callsign VC2B. QTH will be Mercier, Quebec (CQ Zone 5, Grid Loc FN35ch). QSL to VE2BR, direct or by the Bureau.
VP2M, MONTSERRAT
Operators Dave/G3NKC, Martin/G4XUM, Stewart/GM4AFF and George/K2DM will be active as VP2MKC, VP2MXU, VP2MAF, and VP2MDG, respectively, between October 24-30th. The team will be active as VP2MDG during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via K2DM, direct only or LoTW. QSL contacts with VP2MKC, VP2MXU and VP2MAF are via GM4FDM.
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Operators Frank/WA2VYA, Tony/K4QE and Jack/N2VW will be active from VP5JM's 'Hamlet' on Providenciales Island (NA-002) between October 23-30th. The group will be there to operate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as VP5T and as a Multi-Multi entry in CQ Zone 8. QSL ONLY to N2VW, direct or by the Bureau. See QRZ.com for more details. Logs will be upload to LoTW shortly after their operation. Operators will be active as VP5/homecall on the island between October 23-30th, so activity before and after the contest will be on CW and on the 30/17/12 meter bands. QSL per the operators’ instructions and per (QRZ.com).
VU3/P, ANTARCTICA (Bharati Base)
Gianni, I1HYW, informs OPDX: "Bhagwati Prasad is still active as VU3BPZ/P from the new Indian Base 'Bharati' (WAP IND-04) in Antarctica, until the end of December, then he will be onboard the 'M/V Ivan Papanin' on the way to India via Cape Town. A stop is preview at Maitri Station (WAP IND-03) where he hopes to operate again as VU3BPZ and when sailing the call used will be VU3BPZ/MM as done on the way on. He is still waiting the reply for his request of a special callsign through the Indian Ministry, and perhaps the answer will come around mid- October. QSLs have not been printed yet and will not be available before the end of November, so no hurry in QSLing; information to the chasers will be given as soon as we know if the special call will be issued or not. QSL only direct via I1HYW (QRZ.com)." More information is available on the WAP Web site at:
http://www.waponline.it
LAST MINUTE UPDATE: Gianni, I1HYW, reports that the Bharati Base's sunrise is at 2341z and sunset at 1347z. Local time down there is UTC +5 HRS. There are about 46 days left for Bhagwati, VU3BPZ/P, to be there before he leaves onboard the "M/V Ivan Papanin". If you did not work the Bharati Station yet, the best times and frequencies are:
 10m - 28495 kHz between 1100-1215z
 17m - 18145 kHz between 1015-1100z
 20m - 14180 kHz +/- between 1400-1500z and again between 1700-1800zFor North Americans, VU3BPZ/P will be on 14242 kHz between 0200-0300z. If you don't hear him, call him (VU3BPZ/P), he may be just listening at the above times and bands given.
XP, GREENLAND
Henning, OZ1BII/OU2I, will once again be active as XP2I from club station XP1AB in Kangerlussuaq between November 16-19th. Activity will be on CW in the LZ DX Contest (November 17-18th) in ITU Zone 5. Also, look for activity on the 160/80 meters during the night between November 18-19th. QSL via his home callsign.
XX9, MACAO
Operators Francisco/EA7FTR (XX9TFR), Eugene/EA5HPX (XX9TPX), Jose/EB5BBM (XX9TBM) and David/EB7DX (XX9TEX) will be active from Pousada de Coloane Hotel, Coloane Island (AS-075) between October 18-29th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY, with at least 2 stations on at the same time on different bands and modes. Suggested frequencies are:
 CW - 1823, 3523, 7023, 10103, 14023, 18073, 21023, 24893 and 28023 kHz
 SSB - 1825, 3780, 7065/7160, 14145, 18145, 21295 and 28495 kHz
 RTTY - 7035, 10140, 18100, 21080, 24921 and 28080 kHz
  6m - 50103/CW and SSB operations NOT PERMITTED
  12m - SSB operations NOT PERMITTED
There will be an emphasis on working NA and EU. QSLs for all callsigns are via EA7FTR, direct. All QSOs will be confirmed via LoTW. For more details and updates, see:
http://adxg.org/macau/index.php
XZ, MYANMAR (Update)
Simon, HS0ZIB/G6JFY, who was active as XZ1K, is now "no longer living in Kawthaung". According to his Web site (which is "now redundant" as he calls it), Simon states, "I hope to obtain a new licence for operation from my new QTH in the capital city of Yangon". Simon informs OPDX that he plans to "live and work in Yangon on a long- term basis now." He also mentioned that he is "in contact with the telecoms Regulator who is currently updating all the outdated telecoms and radio- comms laws in Myanmar. However, right now he is very busy with the issue of new mobile telephone network licences, so I am sure that any progress in the ham radio laws will be slow. To try to improve my relationship with the government departments, I am trying to get a new job actually in the new capital city of Nay Pyi Taw, where all the government offices are located..."
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS
Operators John/K6AM, Bob/K5WA, George/K5PI and David/ N6AN will be signing ZF1A from Grand Cayman Island (NA-016, WLOTA LH-1042) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via K6AM, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

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