OPDX Bulletin 1100 February 18, 2013

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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, AD1C, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KH6BZF, N7QT, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, 4J5T, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3SWH, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, IK7JWX, IK1SOW, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late ARRL DX CW Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the ARRL DX CW Contest participants.
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 9th-February, through Friday, 15th-February there were 228 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZK3, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
SWL Ashraf "Ash", 3V4-002 (KF5EYY), will be active as 3V8SS from the "Radio Club Station of Tunisian Scouts" in Sousse, during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or to LX1NO. Read about Ashraf on the following Web page at:
3V, TUNISIA (Correction/Operator Update)
An Italian group, along with the Association des Radio Amateurs Tunisiens (ARAT) and the Engineering University of Gabes, are planning a second IOTA DXpedition to Djerba Island (AF-083, WFF 3VFF-007, WLOTA L-1394 and ARLHS TUN-022), between April 29th and May 6th. The Association des Radio Amateurs Tunisiens (ARAT) is expected to receive the callsign TS8TI on March 15th. Current operators/club participants mentioned are 3V8SA (ARCS of Tunisian Scout), 3V8ST (ARC of Tunis), 3V8ESG (Department of Communications and Networking National Engeneering School of Gabès), 3V8SF (Scout Radio Club of Sfax), Leopoldo/I8LWL, Fred/IK7JWX (Team Leader), Antonello/IK2DUW (QSL Manager), Titti/IK8GQY (YL), Ferruccio/IK8TEM, Ampelio/IS0AGY, Rosy/IW2NLC (YL), Ashraf/KF5EYY and Stefano/IK6JRI. Activity will be on all HF bands, including the 30/17/12 meter bands and the CW, SSB, RTTY, AMTOR and PSK31 modes. They are looking for operators, sponsors and individual contributions, contact Fred, IK7JWX, atik7jwx2003@yahoo.it.
4JT, AZERBAIJAN (Special Prefix)
The Federation of Radio Sport of Azerbaijan has announced that during the period of February 14th and March 5th, the Azerbaijanian HAMs are permitted to add the special addition of the letter "T", which means "Tragedy", to their callsigns. For example: 4J7DL would change to 4JT7DL, or 4K3M to 4KT3M, etc.... The activity is to remember the 21st anniversary of one of the most horrific events of the 1990s, the "Khojaly Massacre", the biggest war crime in the area of the former USSR. QSL via operator's home callsign.
ADDED NOTE: On behalf of a group of Azerbaijani-Americans and their friends throughout the nation and the world, on the eve of the 21st anniversary of this tragedy, they hereby call upon you to help them commemorating Khojaly Massacre and its victims with a Presidential proclamation and submit a petition to the White House. Please go to:
Members of the URE Cartagena team will be active from the ARRAM HQ club station (CN8MC) in Rabat as 5C5T during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via EA5YU, by the Spanish Bureau or direct. Operators mentioned are: Juan/ EA5BLJ, Jose/EA5CP and Jose/EA5YU. The operators will be there until February 18th, and plan to be active outside of the contest on 80-10 meters using 100 watts, CW only.
5X, UGANDA (Update)
Members of the F6KOP team will be going QTH as 5X8C on February 18th. If you did not make a QSO with the 5X8C team, you may have another chance with a 5X station. Reg, NH6T, who is also in Uganda building apartment units there, reports: "Had the opportunity to spend several hours with the huge group out at Country Lake Resort yesterday (February 10th) afternoon and it was probably the most ham radio fun for me of the past decade. This resort, which was several miles down a rutted dirt road, was a mammoth tropical paradise equivalent to most of our Hawaiian resorts other than the Hyatt Regency. The complete antithesis of HK0NA what with swimming pool and food/drinks at the snap of a finger.
The organization and operation of this undertaking would put most military campaigns to shame. The group is so well experienced that they had all antennas and six operating positions up and running in less than one day and an antenna farm which defies description. Thousands of feet of coax cable running every direction like spaghetti and antennas even mounted on the the ends of piers sticking out into Lake Victoria (the 2nd largest fresh water lake in the world).
One does not expect to see multiple four- squares on a DXpedition." Reg also mentioned that he received the callsign 5W1C, but has not been on the air much because of his work. He also states [edited], "I'm only working with an NVIS antenna strung along the hedges here, but with usable signals on all bands except 20M which is way down in the mud. .... I literally can't get a higher antenna up here on the estate because the trees are so thick and also covered with thorns. On my first try I wound up my trusty hammer weight for an underhanded throw and it went high enough, but unfortunately remained stuck in the branches." Reg also added that the F6KOP team tried to get his callsign 5X1C for their DXpedition, but were told they had to settle for 5X8C because Entebbe is in a different radio district than Kampala.
As this was being written on February 15th, the 5X8C log on ClubLog reports that the 5X8C team as made 70435/QSOs with 18896/Unique callsigns (35714/CW, 25869/SSB and 8852/RTTY) with 1056/AF, 0/AN, 6219/AS, 51747/EU, 10106/NA, 553/OC and 754/SA. To check your QSOs, go to:
Remember, Yann, F1NGP, is their QSL Manager (100% OK Direct, ClubLog's OQRS, Bureau and LoTW). For more details and updates, see:
9U, BURUNDI (Update)
The international team of operators from ON, PA and GM are now on the air as 9U4U from Bujumbura until February 23rd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL Manager will be M0URX. The 9U4U Web site is online at:
This DXpedition will also have a Twitter page
Nick, G3RWF (5X1NH), plans to go to Rwanda between March 4-12th. He has requested the callsign 9X0NH, and the license should be valid for 2013 because he could return later in the year. Activity will be from Kigali and will be mainly CW. QSL via G3RWF.
A3, TONGA (Update/Callsign Change)
Werner, DJ9KH, is now active from Tongatapu Island (OC-049) until February 23rd, and then on Vava'u Island (OC-064) between February 24th and March 2nd. His callsigns will be A35WH on both islands. He reported on February 14th: "Sorry to say, that we had to leave our mast-material in Auckland. Air New Zealand wanted us to pay a hell lot of money for 2kg fiberglass, incredible. Now we took a palm- tree instead, not that high, but good enough for a vertical-dipole for 20/17/15m. Tried to work CW this morning GMT. Some more will follow." His equipment will be a K3 with 100 watts and wire-antennas (loops and verticals). Activity will be on the HF bands, depending on propagation. Suggested frequencies are:
 CW - 1826.5, 3505, 7020, 10105, 14024, 18080, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
 SSB - 3799, 7070, 14190, 18145, 21290, 24950 and 28490 kHz
 RTTY - 10140, 14080, 18110, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the DARC Bureau. He plans to update on
every day and give information about planned activities, modes and frequencies. He doesn't use an online-log, LoTW and e-QSL.A6, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Alex, SQ9UM, will be active as A6/SQ9UM between February 16-22nd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, RTTY and from time to time SSB and PSK. QSL via his home callsign.
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, is now accepting the following operations for DXCC credit:
Z81A and Z81D ­ Republic of South Sudan;
 Current operations commencing 2012
Mauri, OHBYS, will be active as EA8CMX during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/ High-Power entry. QSL via OH2BYS.
Juan, EA8RM (ex-EA8CAC), will be active as EF8R during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/All- Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or EB7DX.
FM, MARTINIQUE (Correction)
Michael, HB9WDF, (not Ted, K7TRK), who was active as KP4/HB9WDF (Puerto Rico) and FY/HB9WDF (Kourou, French Guyana) two weeks ago, will be active as FM/HB9WDF from Martinique between now and February 21st. Activity will be holiday style on the satellites (AO-7, FO-29, VO-52, SO-50 and others if they are active), and the HF bands on PSK-31 and sometimes SSB. QSL via HB9WDF, direct, by the Bureau and eQSL.
Members of the Temotu Aid Radio Club (TARC) report on (QRZ.com):
"After the terrible earthquake and tsunami on February 6th, 2013, a group of Radio Amateurs founded the Temotu Aid Radio Club (TARC). We are organizing aid for the local people, specially for supporting the LATA hospital. Therefore the next upcoming DX-expedition activity will be from December 21st, 2013, to January 10th, 2014 from Lata, Nendo Island (OC-100). Donations to support the local hospital are most welcome. The travel costs for the expedition will be fully financed by the operators themselves. So your donation goes straight 100% to the LATA hospital."
They mention the callsign will be H40TA and the activity will be on CW and SSB. QSL and donations information will be forthcoming (November 2013).H44, SOLOMON ISLANDS (Excerpts Edited From Press Release #2 by G3SWH)
Operators Phil/G3SWH and Jim/G3RTE will be active from Honiara, Guadal- canal, in the Solomon Islands, between February 18-28th. 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 using 2 x K2s with 2 x KPA500 amplifiers to wire antennas. 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 everyday 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. They will always work split and listen between 1 and 5 kHz up. Subject to a reliable Internet connection, they will upload the log to ClubLog and the G3SWH Web site on a daily basis. Other- wise the complete log will be uploaded upon their return. The log will be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible after they return to the UK.
Please make only one QSO per band. Making duplicate QSOs prevents someone else from making a QSO! Duplicate QSOs will *NOT* be logged. Believe your ears, not your Internet browser! QSL via G3SWH, either via the OQRS facility on Phil's Web site (recommended), direct with SAE and adequate return postage or via the traditional Bureau route. There is more information at
which will be updated from time to time.HQ2, HONDURAS
Hiro, JA6WFM, will be active as HQ2N from San Pedro Sula during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via EA5GL or LoTW. Hiro will be here until January 2014.
John, YB5NOF, along with possibly 1 or 2 more operators, will activate three Indonesian IOTA groups during the months of May, June and July. His plans are tentative, but here is the schedule:
Banggai Island (OC-208) - During late April/early May; he will apply for the YE8B callsign.Subi Besar Islands (OC-109) - Sometime in June; he will apply for the YE5S callsign.
Tambelan Islands (OC-122) - During July for the RSGB IOTA Contest); he will apply for the YE5T callsign.
More details will be forthcoming. Stay tuned!IOTA NEWS
EU-001. Operators Teo/SV1GRM, George/SV1RP, John/SV1GYG, John/SV1GE and Takis/SV2FWV will be active from Kalolimnos Island (GIOTA DKS-048, MIA MGD-011, WLOTA 0662) between May 10-20th. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. QSL via SV1GRM.
EU-010. Graham, MM0GHM, will be active as MM0GHM/m from the Isle of Barra (IOSA OH11, SCOTIA HI02, WLOTA 3126), Outer Hebrides, between March 24-29th. Activity will be on the HF bands, depending on propagation. QSL via his home callsign, direct or RSGB Bureau.
EU-038. Dirk, DL5DCL, will once again be active as PA/DL5DCL from Ameland Island (WLOTA 1059) for 5 days starting April 1st. Activity will be holiday style on several HF bands, CW only. He will have an online log search and OQRS available during and after his operation. He will have a new high quality QSL card available. QSL via DL5DCL, by the Bureau, direct or via OQRS. Visit his Web site at: http:/www.dl5dcl.de
EU-125. Dieter, DF2SD, will be active as OZ/DF2SD from Fano Island (DIA NS-002, WWFF OZFF-004) between August 17-30th. Activity will be holiday style on the 30/17/12 meter bands only, using mainly RTTY and some SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
NA-171. (Update) Operators Ismael/XE1AY, Benjamin/XE1AU, Armando/XE1CIC and Enrique/XE2AA will be active as XF2E from Venados Island between April 21-26th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters. QSL via IT9EJW. Visit their Web page at: http://www.it9ejw.it/xf2e
OC-016. Jim, W8ERI, will be active as 3D2ZF from Taveuni Island between February 17-23rd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters mainly SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
OC-161. Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/6 from Nias Island between March 8-13th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign. Visit his Blog page at: http://yb4ir.blogspot.com
OC-245. Operators Ucok/YB6AR, Adhi/YB3MM, Budi/YF1AR and Evendi/YC6EI will be active from Rondo Island (ARLHS IDO-369) between March 9-17th. Callsign has not yet been announced. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via IZ8CCW, direct or by the Bureau. For more info and updates, visit:
Rob, N7QT, will be heading back to Saint Lucia on a suitcase mini-DXpedition as J6/N7QT between April 5-16th. He will be using the new CrankIR portable antenna system from SteppIR . Operator Frans, J69DS, will join him. Their operational base will be a magnificent villa located in Babonneau, which overlooks the city of Gros Isle and Cap Estate. Their goal is to demonstrate "ultralite" DXpeditions from magnif- icent "vista" locations.
The operation's equipment will include a field portable radio (battery only) and using backpack/lightweight antennas. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY or PSK, as well as operating field portable (battery only) either from the St. Lucia beaches or scenic mountain tops. During field portable operations, they will sign their callsigns /P. QSL J6/N7QT via LoTW, eQSL, by the Bureau, or direct to his home callsign (SASE required!). J69DS will only accept direct QSLs with a SASE. NO Bureau QSLs!
Rick, KK4GV, will be active as J79GV from Calibishie on the northeast side of the island of Dominica (NA-101) between March 8-17th. He states, "The island is fairly un-commercialized and is mostly rainforest and volcanic mountains. It has the tallest mountain peaks in the Caribbean and is called the 'Nature Island of the Caribbean'." His activity will be holiday style and SSB only. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. He will upload log to LoTW when he gets home.
Dave, N2NL, will once again be active as NH2T from Guam (OC-026) during ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/Assisted entry. Activity will be part-time with a focus on the low bands. He is expected to be here until the summer of 2013. Dave is usually active (outside of contests) as KH2/N2NL and during all contests as NH2T. QSL via LoTW or via W2YC.
 Feb/18th  AN      Feb/21st  AN      Feb/23rd  HN
 Feb/19th  AN      Feb/22nd  HN      Feb/24th  HN-AN
 Feb/20th  AN

    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
Operators Bill/N6MW and Jim/N6TQ, who were expected to be active as KH8/N6MW from a hotel in Tutuila between March 19-28th, have postponed this indefinitely.KP3, PUERTO RICO
Members of the Los Chachos Contest Club will be active as KP3Z during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are Felipe/NP4Z and Eric/NP3A. QSL via N4AO.
A Belgian team will be active as MJ/ON6NB from Jersey between May 24-30th. Operators mentioned are Philippe/ON4ACP, Erik/ON4ANN, Jose/ ON4CAU, Erik/ON4CCV, Walter/ON8CW, Cedric/ON4CKM and Rudi/ON6MI. The pilot station will be Frans/ON6QB. Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB and PSK. An emphasis will be on the higher bands, conditions permitting. QSL via ON4ANN, direct or by the Bureau. There will be an online log search at:
A Web page is available at:
The RaDAR-America contest is an event aimed at promoting the use of Rapidly Deployable Amateur Radio stations throughout North and South America. This contest is for all licensed radio amateurs. A choice is made prior to the contest to participate in one of the defined categories. The points system is so structured as to encourage portable operation, especially moveable stations. The event takes place the first Saturday of April and first Saturday of November starting at 14:00 UTC and ending at 18:00 UTC (4 hours). Complete rules can be found at:
Kim, OH6KZP, will be active as OH0X during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW or to OH2TA.
Operators Janusz/SP9FIH and Kazik/SP6AXW will be active as PJ4/homecall from Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) between April 8-20th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
 SSB - 1880, 3780, 7180, 14180, 18140, 21280, 24980, 28480 and 50120 kHz
 RTTY - 1835, 3580, 7035, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz
A survey is available for bands/modes needs on their Web page. QSL via SP9FIH: Janusz Wegrzyn, P.O. Box 480, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland (see Web page for details; PayPal available). For more details and updates, see:
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated February 15th)
  3G3P via CE3PG         ED2C via EA2RCF          PA6NB via PA7JWC
  3Z0SDR via SP5PPK      EG1ACG via EA2FC         PF13ANT via PA0RDY
  3Z2X via SP2YWL        FM/R5GA via UA3DX        SN150AW via SP5CGN
  4U1GSC via 9A2AA       GB2SPY via G3ROO         SV8/SV1CEI via SV1CEI
  6V7S via RK4FF         HA30S via HG1S           TC1DX via TA1DX
  6Y2T via VE3DZ         HC2/RC5A via RC5A        UP4L via UN7LZ
  9H3FW via DK7YY        HK0/F6BFH via F6BFH      YM7KA via TA7KA
  9H3KK via SP7VC        HK1AR via RW6HS (d)      YN3M via W0MM
  A60A via IZ8CLM        LT0H via EA7FTR          YO2013EYOWF via YO6MP
  C6ATN via IZ7ATN       LZ134SOF via LZ1KZX      YU1700AST via YU1AST
  CO3JA via CO3JY        MM2N via MM0GPZ
  EA9/DL2RVL via DL2RVL  OE2013BKC via OE3BKC

      (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
NOT THE MANAGER. Willi, DF8WS, reports that he has been receiving more and more QSLs for activities of RM4A and RM7M in the last years. He states, "I was only manager for these special callsigns before the USSR fell apart. In that time, prefix belonged to Kirghiz Rep. but after that I don't know to whom these calligns belong to and how to send QSLs."QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3A2MW, 3B9SP, 5B4AIF, 5C5W, 5R8IC, 5X8C, 7Z1HL, 9J3A, 9L0W, 9M2CNC, 9X/ON4WW, A45XR, A65BP, C31BO, C6ABB, CO2JD, CP4BT, CR2T, CT3AS, CT1FIU, CU3EQ, D4C, DL2OE, DL3KOG, DL6KR, E77DX, EA3GHZ, FI1FJA, HH2B, HK0GU, HK1R, HZ1FI, JA8BNP, JD1BLY, JE8TGI, JJ1DWT, KP2/K5WE, KP4JFR, MD0CCE, MU/PA9M, NH0Z, OH7MN, P40G, PJ2V/DL7VOG, PJ5/DL7VOG, PY0F/PP1CZ, R7NK, RI1FJA, RW3XW, T6LG, TF2RR, TI2HAS, TZ6BB, UN1L, UY6IM, VK6DXI, VQ9LA, VU2NKS, WP4JCF, Z37M, Z38N, ZK2VB, ZL2HAM, ZL3HAM and ZS2I
Eugene, UA4RX, will be active as RI1FJ from Franz Josef Land (EU-019) during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via UA2FM direct, an OQRS is available on ClubLog.
SV8, GREECE (IOTA/Contest Op)
Rich, M5RIC, will be active as SV8/M5RIC from Zakynthos Island (EU-052) between July 23-30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB and RTTY. Rich will also be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/High-Power/DXpedition entry. QSL via M5RIC.
The following update was posted on February 12th, on the TX5K Clipperton Island DXpedition Web page [edited]: "All the California equipment has been assembled and is on the truck. It will be transported to San Diego on Wednesday, Thursday, February 13th. The boat (Shogun, San Diego) will be loaded on Thursday-Friday, February 14-15th. The first half of the team will board on Monday, February 18th, and the boat will sail for Cabo San Lucas, to pick up the rest of the team.
We expect to arrive at Clipperton Island on February 26th. It will take at least one day to land and get the camp set up, so QRV should not be expected before February 28th. Please watch this site, the BLOG, and various news outlets for the anticipated start of operations. We look forward to having a rewarding DXpedition, and seeing you at the conferences later this year.
We will be hosting a Courtesy Suite after the DX Dinner at Dayton and a similar party at Friedrichshafen, so plan to come see us! Good luck to all who want a contact with TX5K! Be sure to watch it in real time with DXA
and write to the BLOG
Lee, N8LJ (ex-T32LJ), will be active as V31LJ from Placencia between February 27th and March 6th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via K8ESQ.
Operators John/KB8RJ and XYL Crissie/WD8KUR will be active as VP2MRS and VP2MUR, respectively, from Gingerbread Hill in St. Peter's on Montserrat Island between February 20th and March 14th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters, including the WARC bands, using mostly SSB and some PSK. QSL both callsigns via KB8RJ.
Dave, W9DR, will be active as VP2V/W9DR from the north shore of the Island of Anegada (NA-023) in the British Virgin Islands (FK78TR) between June 14-28th. Activity will be on 50.115 MHz (SSB) and 50.115.6 MHz (CW). He will also be running a beacon on 50.115.6 when the band is not open. Please submit confirmation request (QSL) to W9DR home address (QRZ.com).
Members of the Bekasi DX Contest Club (YE1ZAT) will be active during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Multi- Single entry. QSL via YE1ZAT, by the Bureau, e-QSL or direct via info on QRZ.com. Visit the Bekasi DX Contest Club's Web page at:

       The following stations are expected to be active in the
                 ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th, 2013)
      Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2013 ARRL 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/adxc2013.html  (By callsign)
          http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxcd2013.html (By entity)
 Contest        DXCC          Class         QSL
Callsign       Entity                       Route
3D2RX          Rotuma         M/S           LoTW; QSL via W7YAQ
3V8BB          Tunisia        SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via LX1NO (d)
5B/UW2M        Cyprus         SOAB HP       US0LW
5C5T           Morocco        M/S           EA5YU
6Y2T           Jamaica        SOAB HP       VE3DZ
9H3RX          Malta          SOAB          DJ0IF
C6APG          Bahamas        SOSB 160M     LoTW; QSL via K4PG direct
C6AZZ          Bahamas        SOSB 20M      KQ8Z
CR3A           Madeira        M/S           OM2VL
E71A     Bosnia & Herzogovina SOAB HP       E71A
EA8CMX         Canary Islands SOSB 40M      LoTW
EF8R           Canary Islands SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via EB7DX
EF8USA         Canary Islands M/S           W2GR
ET3AA          Ethiopia                     N2OO
F6KOP          France         M/S           F6KOP (B)
FY5KE          French Guiana  SOSB 20M      LoTW; QSL REF (B) or FY5KE direct
GJ2A           Jersey         SOAB          LoTW
HC1/W0OR       Ecuador        SO LP         W0OR
HC2/RC5A       Ecuador        SOAB LP       RC5A; QSL via (B/d)
HK1NA          Colombia       M/M           K6IPM
HQ2N           Honduras       SO LP         LoTW; QSL via EA5GL
IR1Y           Italy          M/S M/?       IK1YDB Direct
J88DR          St Vincent     SOAB LP       G3TBK; QSL via RSGB (B) or (d)
KP2M           Virgin Islands M/S
KP2MM          Virgin Islands SOAB          LoTW
KP3Z           Puerto Rico    M/S           N4AO
LU1DZ          Argentina      M/S           LU1DZ (d); QSL via (e)
LX7I           Luxembourg     M/S           LX2A
M5E            England        M/?           G0CKV
NH2T           Guam           SO A          LoTW
OH0X           Aland Island   SO            OH2TA
P40W           Aruba          TBD           LoTW
PJ2T           Curacao        M/?           LoTW; QSL via W3HNK
RI1FJ        Franz Josef Land SO LP         UA2FM
T46T           Cuba           M/?           LoTW; QSL via OQRS or RZ3EC (d)
T6LG           Afghanistan    SOAB          LZ1ZF
T6MO           Afghanistan    SO LP         K9GY
TI5W           Costa Rica     M/2
TO5X           Martinique     SOAB HP       R5GA
V31TP          Belize         M/S           WC0W
VP2ME          Montserrat     SO            LoTW
VP9/W6PH       Bermuda        SOAB LP       W6PH (d)
VQ5RP          Turks & Caicos               LoTW; QSL via K0UU (B/d)
YE1ZAT         Indonesia      M/S           YE1ZAT
Z37M           Macedonia      M/S           LoTW
ZF2AM          Cayman Islands SOAB HP       LoTW
ZL3IO          New Zealand    SOAB HP       ZL3IO (B/d)

      (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only

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