OPDX Bulletin 1136 November 11, 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, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, NJ1Q & W1AW, NA2U, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4DN, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DL3YM, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G0DHZ, G3SWH, GU4YOX, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and VU2CDP for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 3rd-November, through Sunday, 10th-November there were 237 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE0Z, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FO/a, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, 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, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T33, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8
* 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).
3B8, MAURITIUS (Reminder)
Serge, UU5WW, will be active as 3B8/UU5WW from Mauritius Island between November 17-30th. Activity will be holiday style, mostly CW on 80-10 meters, and an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). He states that he will use low power and simple antennas. There is a possibility of him trying 160m. QSL via K2PF (OQRS preferred). A Web site is now active at:
http://www.3b8-uu5ww.com
3V, TUNISIA
Alex, G0DHZ, will be travelling to Tunis again, and he will be leaving QTH at midnight on November 17th for a 4 weeks stay. However, Alex was informed by Ashraf that the rules have been changed there, and activity during the week is NOT allowed any more, so the hotel activity will only be on the weekends. He will sign 3V8SS and plans to be on 80-10 meters, especially 30/17/12 meters, using CW and SSB. Also, look for activity in the contests. Here are a few of the suggested frequencies:
CW - 3514, 7020, 10110, 14020, 18090, 21020 and 24900 kHz (he does have a sked on 14052)
SSB - 7117, 14220 and 21220 kHz
Alex also mentions, "Don't know about 160m, if possible I will do what I can..... I've been asked to look at some antenna repairs, and can only hope a weekday for that.... same QRG for 28/29m.......ref times looks like anytime after 10am UTC.....like before, I will take eQSL cards and Bureau ones as well as direct."
4S0, SRI LANKA
Members of Radio Society of Sri Lanka will be active using the special callsign 4S0CGM between now and November 30th. Activity is commemorating the "23rd Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting" (CHOGM 2013) in Colombo. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via Bureau or direct to: RSSL, P.O. Box 907, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
4S, SRI LANKA
Sigi, DL7DF, will lead a team of operators to activate Sri Lanka (AS-003) next year between March 10-23rd. Operators mentioned are Manfred/DK1BT, Csaba/DH7KU, Tom/DJ6TF, Manfred/DK1BT, Georg/DK7LX, Wolf/DL4WK, Sigi/DL7DF, Juergen/DL7UFN, Frank/DL7UFR, Jan/SP3CYY and Leszek/SP3DOI. Pilot station for this DXpedition is Bernd, DF3CB. A callsign has not yet been announced. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using several stations, operating CW and SSB. One station will be exclu- sively dedicated to RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV.
Equipment will consist of 4 transceivers (3 x K2, 1 x FT857D), 2 x 18 m lowband vertical, a delta- loop vertical for 40m, a delta-loop vertical for 30m, 2 spiderbeam for 20/17/15/12/10m, a 5 element yagi for 6m and some beverage antennas. QSL via DL7DF, direct or by the Bureau. They will upload the full logs of the DXpedition to LoTW within 6 months after the DXpedition. For more details and updates, visit:
http://www.dl7df.com/4s7/index.php
4X, ISRAEL
Arthur, 4X4DZ, will be active as 4X2M during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via his home callsign.
5J0, SAN ANDRES ISLAND
By the time you read this, members of the "DX Friends" from San Andres Island (NA-033) as 5J0R should be going QRT. As of 0212z on November 10th, they made 70049 QSOs with 20509 Unique callsigns. QSL via EA5RM direct (see Web page). You can use the OQRS (see Web page) for direct and Bureau cards. Visit their Web page at:
http://www.dxfriends.com/SanAndres2013
AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Operators Jussi-Pekka/OH6RX and Esa/OH7WV will be active as AH0K from Tinian Island, Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086), during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-2 entry. Activity outside the contest will be on the HF bands and possibly on the 6 meter band. QSL via OH6GDX.
B4, CHINA
Operators: Dale/BA4TB, Xu/BA8IK, He/BH4RQU and Tony/BH4SQE will active as B4TB during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry. QSL via BA4TB.
FRENCH AFRICAN ISLAND TOUR (Reminder)
Armin, DK9PY, who was active this past week as FH/DK9PY Mayotte Island (AF-027), will now be active from Reunion Island (AF-016) as FR/DK9PY between November 11-22nd. Activity will be mainly CW on 40-10 meters about 12 kHz from the lower edge of each band. There will be a focus on the 30/17/12 meter bands. If his location permits, Armin will also try 160 and 80 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
CN, MOROCCO
Andy, DL3YM, will be active as CN2YM from the QTH of Abdou, CN8VO, in Agadir, between November 18-24th. Activity will be on all HF bands CW only. Main focus of the operation will be an entry in the CQWW CW DX Contest (November 23-24th), probably as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low- Power/Assisted entry. QSL via DL3YM.
CN2, MOROCCO
Members of the "UA2F Contest Club" and Amateur Radio Club ROSTO (RL3A) will be active as CN2AA during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are Dmitry/RA3ATX (CN2CO), Alex/RN2FA (CN2FA), Sergey/RX3APM (CN2PM), Dmitri/ UA2FB (CN2FB), Victor/UA2FM (CN2TX) and Vladimir/UA2FF (CN2FF). QSL via UA2FM and LoTW. Look for activity before and after the contest by the operators using their own personal callsign.
DXCC NEWS
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following operation is approved for DXCC credit:

T6SM - Afghanistan; Operations beginning August 14, 2012, to current.
DXCC NEWS
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports:
"This is a reminder to all DXCC program participants that the deadline for the 2013 calendar year ends on Tuesday December 31, 2013. In order to appear in the Annual Listing, published in the electronic version of the DXCC Yearbook, you must have your submission postmarked no later than December 31, 2013. Since the DXCC workload usually peaks around this time each year I recommend that applicants not wait until the last minute to get their submissions in. Besides being the heavy period for DXCC, keep in mind that it is also around the holidays so the post office can contribute to any delays in getting mail to DXCC."
For more and complete details, see the DXCC Blog at:
http://www.arrl.org/dxcc-blog
EF8, CANARY ISLANDS
Mauri, EA8CMX/OHBYS, will be active as EF8S during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m)/Low-Power entry. PLEASE NOTE: He may change to 80 or 40 meters, depending the conditions, or also Multi-Op operation. QSL via OH2BYS.
EF9, CEUTA AND MELILLA
Juan, EA5BM, will be active as EF9O during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via EA5BM.
FM/TO7, MARTINIQUE
Dimitry, UT5UGR, will once again be active as FM/KL7WA from Martinique (NA-107) between November 18-26th. Activity is usually on all HF bands except 30/17/12m and the Digital modes. Look for him to be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest 9November 23-24th) signing as TO7A and as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL both callsigns via UT5UGR.
FS, ST. MARTIN
Jules, FG1JD, will be active as FS/FG1JD from St. Martin between November 25-30th. Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign.
GU, GUERNSEY (Update)
Bob, GU4YOX, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/High-Power/ Non-Assisted entry. QSL via GU4YOX, direct or LoTW.
HC, ECUADOR
Mau, IZ1DPS, is currently active as HC2IMP from Ecuador until May 1st, 2014, Activity has been on 17/12/10 meters CW this past week. QSL via IK2DUW.
IOTA NEWS
AF-018. Operator Raffaele, IH9YMC, will be active from Pantelleria Island (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WW Loc. JM56XT), African Italy, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/ Single-Band (??) entry. QSL via eQSL.
AS-008. Takeshi "TAKE", JI3DST, will be active as JI3DST/1 from Shikine Island (North Izu Island) between 0600z, November 21st and 0000z, November 25th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB, FM, RTTY, PSK31 and JT65A. He will also be an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). QSL via JI3DST (see QRZ.com for details). ADDED NOTE: In case of heavy rain or other conditions, the operation condition may vary.
AS-049. Takeshi "TAKE", JI3DST, will be active as JI3DST/6 from Kuchino Island (Tokara Island) between 0600z, December 28th and 0000z, January 5th (2014). Activity will be on 160/80/(75)/40/30/20/ 17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB, FM, RTTY, PSK31 and JT65A. QSL via JI3DST (see QRZ.com for details). ADDED NOTE: In case of heavy rain or other conditions, the operation condition may vary.
EU-129. Operators Matthias/DK7LV, Ric/DL2VFR, Klaus/DL2YBG, Friedrich/ DL4BBH and Klaus/DL7UXG will be active using the special call- sign DM50IOTA from Usedom Island between November 15-18th. QSL via DL2VFR, by the Bureau or direct.
OC-098. Andy, AB7FS/E51AND, and his XYL Kathy, who moved to Rarotonga Island (OC-013) this year, are planning an operation to Pukapuka Island (OC-098) sometime in August of 2014. Look for more details to be forthcoming.
OC-133. Saty, JE1JKL, will be active as 9M6NA from Labuan Island, East Malaysia, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW, or to JE1JKL, by the Bureao or direct. To see his station, visit:
http://jsfc.org/je1jkl/9m6na.html
OC-157. Just a reminder that a team of 8 operators will be active as YB8V from the rare Banda Besar Island between November 10-15th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. The operators mentioned are Joppy/YB8XM (Team Leader), Marthin/YB8VM, Danny/ YC8VDT, Richard/YD8VSR, Agustinus/YD8VRA, G. Saiya/YD8VRS, Fransicus/YC8VFB and Robert/YC0MVP. Watch the following Blog page for updates at:
http://oc157.blogspot.co.uk
SA-035. (Postponed) A group of YL operators that were expected to be active as YW5RYL from Los Roques between November 7-10th, had to postpone their DXpedition until further notice. For complete details, visit:
http://yw5ryl.hamradioyv.com
SA-018. Members of the "Radio Club Provincial Llanquihue" (CE7LL) will be active as 3G7PM from Guafo Island between February 23-28th (2014). Operation is valid for Antarctic Challenge and must be counted as Chiloe Province. More details are forthcoming. For updates, see:
http://www.ce7ll.cl
SA-088. Fabio, PP5BZ, will be active as ZW5W from Fora Island (DIB SC-10) between December 6-9th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
JW, SVALBARD
Jon, LA8HGA, will once again be active as JW8HGA from Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WLOTA 0125) between November 15-18th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters with an emphasis on the higher bands and mostly CW, but possibly some SSB. QSL via his home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW.
KH6/KH7, HAWAII
Fred, NA2U, will be operating from Volcano on the Big Island between November 19-24th. Activity prior to CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th), Fred will sign as KH6/NA2U and operate primarily on CW, with possibly some time devoted to SSB and RTTY. In the CQWW DX CW Contest, he will operate as KH7M. QSLs for KH6/NA2U are via LoTW or direct with SASE. QSLs for KH7M requested from U.S.A./Canada are direct to KH6ZM. QSLs for KH7M from all other countries to I0MWI direct. NO BUREAU CARDS.
KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA (Reminder)
Bill, N6MW, is expected to be active here between November 11-21st. Callsign was never made public. Operators John/ 9M6XRO, Masa/JH3PRR, Kip/W6SZN, Aki/ZL1GO and Jacky/ZL3CW, will join Bill/ N6MW in an operation from the Turtle and Shark Lodge, Village of Vaitogi, on the southeast coast of Tutuila Island (OC-045, USI AS007S, WLOTA 4385) and using the special event callsign W8A between November 12-26th. For more details, see OPDX.1110/1114/1116/1135. Their operations will also include the CQWW DX CW Contest signing N8A as a Multi-2 entry. For more details and updates, watch the N8A Web page at: http://www.n8a.eu Also, watch their FaceBook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/N8a2013AmericanDXpedition
KH9, WAKE ISLAND
The "K9W Wake Atoll Commemorative DXpedition" continues to be active until November 15th (Wake Island time). The log is being posted on the Web page below and on the ClubLog Web page at:
https://secure.clublog.org/charts/?c=K9W
The log shows as of 1752z, November 9th, that they have worked a total of 66414 QSOs and 17236 Unique Callsigns. Breakdown is 36491/CW, 27384/SSB and 2539/RTTY. Breakdown by Continent is 441/AF, 3/AN, 23113/AS, 15794/EU, 23532/NA, 2336/OC and 1195/SA.
An OQRS will be available by ClubLog (Highly Recommended). This is the preferred method to use for your QSL confirmation. After the DXpedition ends you can order either a direct or Bureau QSL card using the OQRS online QSL service provided by ClubLog. For sending direct QSL requests, the mailing address is: Wake Island DXpedition, P.O. Box 5005, Lake Wylie, SC 29710 USA (See detail on their Web page). QSLing by the Bureau is via AA4NN. Logs will be posted on LoTW 6 months after the conclusion of the DXpedition. NO eQSL. For more details and updates, visit the K9W Web page at:
http://www.wake2013.org
NH2, GUAM (OC-026)
Joel, KG6DX, will be active as NH2DX in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/High-Power/ Assisted entry. QSL via NH2DX, CBA or QRZ.com address. NO Bureau QSLs.
NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Yuriy, N2TTA, will once again be active from here, but as NP2P during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.
NP4, PUERTO RICO
Felipe, NP4Z, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via N4AO.
P3, CYPRUS
Stavros, 5B4AFM, will be active as P3Z during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??) entry. QSL via LoTW and ClubLog (preferred).
PJ4, BONAIRE
Operators Scott/W4PA, Norman/WF7T and Ward/N0AX will be active as PJ4Q from Bonaire Island (SA-006) between November 18-27th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, with a focus on 160/30/17/12 meters, using CW and SSb. They will also be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via W4PA.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 11-17th)
 Nov/11th HN      Nov/14th  AN      Nov/16th  AN
 Nov/12th AN      Nov/15th  AN      Nov/17th  AN
 Nov/13th 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
PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA
Andre, PP6ZZ/PY7CW, will once again be active as PY0FF from Fernando de Noronha Island between November 11-26th. His activity will include CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op and possibly as an All-Band or Single-Band entry. QSL via W9VA.
PZ, SURINAME
Will, ON4AVT, will be active as PZ5VC from Suriname during March 1-28th, 2014. Activity will be on the HF bands, but mostly PSK31/63. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or eQSL.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (November 10th)
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  5B/YU7CM via YU7CM         FR/HB9LCA via HB9LCA       SV8/DK3SJ via DK3SJ
  5W7X via JF1OCQ            HA40QRP via HA6NL      T6/ZS5ADU via ZS5ADU (d)
  C4Z via G3SWH              IH9B via IK2ILH            TC75ATA via TA4ARB
  C91KHN via ZS6ALB (d)      K5WA via KG5U              UF6VW via R3DO
  CT9/DK6QW via DK6QW        OE100HO via HB9DAR         UP44WFF via UN6QC
  E75C via E73Y              OO2O via ON4LDI            VP2MMN via DF8AN
  EA6/DL7AFY via DL7AFY      OZ/OX3FV via OX3FV         W8/UR5KHK via UR5KHK
  EA8/DH2MS via DH2MS        PA200NL via PA3CAL         XE2JS via AD6D
  EA8/DJ5AA via DJ5AA        PJ2/YV1DIG via YV1DIG      YJ0ZS via JA2ZS
  EA8/DL2DXA via DL2DXA      PJ6/W4VAB via W4VAB        YL11WCA via YL2IU
  EN70KYIV via UT4UP         S506PMC via S59DCD
  FH/DK9PY via DK9PY         SC7IPA via SM7GUY
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
NOT THE QSL MANAGER/ROUTE (Update/Retraction). Last week we reported that Petr, OK1DOT, announced that RW6HS is not the QSL Manager for several listed DX stations in OPDX.1135. Since then, we now are reporting to disregard that information. It would seem that there is some kind of problem/feud between Petr, OK1DOT, and Vasiliy, RW6HS. Through certain sources, it has come to light that the list of stations mentioned refute the claims of OK1DOT, and even several of the stations have stated that RW6HS is their QSL Manager and are very pleased with his services. OPDX would expect when receiving information from the ham community that the details are being sent honestly and correctly, especially if the ham is well known. Apparently this was not the case.
Z21DXI ONLINE LOG (ClubLog)
Tom, SP5UAF, reports: "For some years we had our own online log, but since the first Z21DXI activity in 2002 many new great HAM tools appeared. So after some emails with Mirek, SP5IXI, it was decided to upload all Z21DXI QSOs to the ClubLog. Thanks to G7VJR for all ClubLog fantastic tools and features. Z21DXI log is now available at ClubLog together with the OQRS tool (for bureau or direct cards). Log will be updated every few days.
https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/Z21DXI
ZC4LI LOG UPDATE. Phil, G3SWH, reports: "Just a quick note to let you know the current status of Steve, ZC4LI's, and current logs. I have uploaded to both LoTW and Club Log all the logs that I can find for: 5B4/G0LII, 5B4AHA, C4C, G0LII, G7G, G8G, M0ADU, MX0ADU and ZD8LII. There are log searches available for all these calls on my Web site:
http://www.g3swh.org.uk
Steve was not an RSGB member and following the decision by the RSGB QSL Bureau not to process outgoing cards for non members, paper QSLs for this station are ONLY available DIRECT or via the OQRS facility on my Web site. I am still working on the log for ZC4LI as it consists of several hundred individual files in a variety of different formats and it is taking a lot of time to convert it to a single format. It should be available in a few weeks time. 73 for now....."
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: C31BO, C82DX, CU6GT, CX2DK, FY5KE, K4L, LW0F, R863LC, TF3CY, TX5RV, VP9/DJ4EL and YT2T
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4S7YSG, 5U5U, 9H1SP, A52IVU, C37AC, PJ2/G3TXF, PJ4/G3TXF, TL0A, TT8/US3EZ, TT8TT, TU5DF, VU3RWP, XW0YJY, Z24EA and ZS6/OE1ZKC
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3DA0VB, 4K0VB, 4L0B, 5H3VMB, 5R8VB, 5X1VB, 5Z4/UA4WHX, 7Q7VB, 9J2VB, 9U0VB, 9X0VB, C91VB, CR2X, D20VB, D60VB, EF1HQ, HG0X, HG2011N, HU2DX, J20VB, OD5/UA4WHX, ST2VB, V51VV and Z2/UA4WHX
RL110, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event)
Look for special event station RL1110RAEM to be active between December 1-31st. Activity is to celebrate 110th anniversary of Ernst Krenkel (RAEM) a famous Soviet polar explorer. QSL Manager is RK3AW. QSL is OK via Bureau, eQSL, direct (please no "green stamps" - only new style IRCs). Sorry no LoTW. All direct requests without a contribution will be answered via Bureau. More details about the special event and Ernst Krenkel are available at:
http://raem110.ru
T32, EAST KIRIBATI (Update)
Members of the Russian Robinson Club's that will be active as T32RC between December 4-11th, announced this past week:
"T32RC would like to announce our intention of participating in the ARRL 160 meter Contest occurring on December 6th thru December 8th, 2013. We have been able to acquire a 160 meter vertical antenna as well as beverage receiver antennas which we intend to deploy during our stay on Christmas Island. Our goal is to work as many North America stations as possible during the ARRL contest. Before and after the contest we will try to work those (ie. EU) that didn't have a chance to work us on 160 meters during the contest."
Operators mentioned at this time are Tim/NL8F, Dick/N7RO, Dean/KW7XX, David/AH6HY and Paula/NX1P. QSL via N7RO, direct or by the Bureau. The OQRS on ClubLog will be available for direct and Bureau requests. T32RC will upload logs to LoTW within six months, or less, of going QRT. For more details and updates, visit:
http://www.t32-2013.com
ADDED REMINDER: Tim, NL8F, will be on the island solo between November 27th and December 4th using his own T32 callsign of T32TM. Further instruc- tions will be posted prior to Tim being active. QSL T32TM via K8NA, by the Bureau or direct.
T33, BANABA ISLAND (Update)
The T33A DXpedition to Banaba Island (OC-018) is now active until November 18th. Activity has been on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They have six stations on the air at two different sites. A OQRS by ClubLog is available and will be the preferred method to use for your QSL confirmation. Logs will be posted to Logbook Of The World (LoTW) approximately 6 months after the conclusion of the DXpedition. Direct QSLs are via W2IJ. QSLs will also be available direct by the Bureau. The log shows as of 2217z, November 9th, that they have worked a total of 39106 QSOs and 12621 Unique Callsigns. Breakdown is 24358/CW, 13261/SSB and 1487/RTTY. Breakdown by Continent is 190/AF, 1/AN, 14805/AS, 7300/EU, 13715/NA, 2105/OC and 990/SA. For more details, visit the T33A Web page at:
http://www.t33a.com/index.htm
The T33A DXpedition's Blog page is at: http://banaba2013.wordpress.com
PLEASE NOTE: DXA HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN AND WILL NO LONGER BE USED ON T33A. SATELLITE ISSUES . . . . .
T8, PALAU
Operators Toshiharu/JA3JND and Aki/JR3QFB are now active as T88ON and T88JH, respectively from "West Plaza By The Sea Hotel Rental Shack" on Palau Islands (OC-009) until November 12th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home callsign.
TO0, GUADELOUPE (NA-102)
Members of the FG4KI Radio Club will be active from Guadeloupe using the callsign TO0MT between November 18th and December 1st. Activity is taking place during the arrival of the Transatlantic Race "Mini Transat" - between Douarnenez, France, to Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe. Operators mentioned are François/FG4NW, Burt/FG8OJ, Jean/ FG8NY and Philippe/FG1PP. QSL via eQSL and LoTW only.
V4, ST. KITTS
Operators Bernie/W3UR (Editor of The Daily DX, The Weekly DX and ARRL's How's DX?) and his Dad Tony/N3ME will be heading to St. Christopher Island (NA-104) sometime next year between late January and early February. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Tony and Bernie will be active in their spare time, usually in the early morning and late afternoon/early evening time frame. Tony enjoys RTTY and SSB while Bernie prefer CW and 160 meters. Bernie states that more details will be forthcoming.
VK0, ANTARCTICA
Gerry, G3WIP, is now active as VK0GB from the Casey Base Station (WAP AUS-02) in the Antarctica until February 2014. Suggested frequencies are 7195, 14315, 18130 and 21300 kHz about 1730z and 0930z. For more info and updates, watch the Worldwide Antarctic Program (WAP) Web page at:
http:// www.waponline.it
VP9, BERMUDA
Operators Kurt/W6PH and Bob/WA1Z will be active as VP9I from Ed/VP9GE's QTH on Bermuda (NA-005) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or WW3S (see QRZ.com). Before the contest, they will be signing VP9/homecall starting late Wednesday November 20th as time permits. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW only. QSL non-contest QSOs via their home callsigns. WA1Z's log will also be uploaded to LoTW. W6PH's log will not be on LoTW.
VU7, LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS (Update to OPDX.1135)
The team of operators planning to be active as VU7AG from Agatti Island (AS-011) sometime between November 20th and December 10th, have updated their suggested frequencies list to now include 80 meters SSB and RTTY operations. The updated suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1812, 3512, 7012, 10112, 14012, 18082, 21012, 24902 and 28012 kHz
SSB - 3680, 7095, 14180, 18155, 21280, 24955 and 28480 kHz
RTTY - 3584, 7032, 10142, 14082, 18092, 21092, 24922 and 28092 kHz
SPECIAL NOTES: They will always be operating split. Please listen to operator instructions carefully.
CW: 2-10 KHz up SSB: 5-15 KHz up RTTY: 2-10 KHz up
Another callsign has been issued for demonstration purposes on Kavaratti Island – VU7KA. This would be used only briefly when team members make presentations to the local administration in Kavaratti and educate them on amateur radio. QSL Manager is Krish, W4VKU, direct or by the Bureau (see details on the Web page). An Online QSL Request System (OQRS) will be available for all your QSL requests. OQRS will be enabled soon after the expedition. For Logbook of The World (LoTW): QSOs would be uploaded to LoTW in approximately 6 months time. The following Web page has been set up, and contains bios of operators, QSL details, frequencies and a survey. Visit the VU7AG page at:
http://www.vu7ag.info
XR0, JUAN FERNANDEZ
By the time you read this, operators Fabrizio/IW3SQY, Franco/IZ8GCE, Josep/EA3AKY, Art/WA7NB, Les/SP3DOI, Paolo/IV3DSH and Dino/ CE3PG should be active as XR0ZR from Robinson Crusoe Island (SA-005, DICE ICE-004, WLOTA 0153, WWFF CEFF-003) until November 20th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, with four stations on the air. QSL via IV3DSH, direct or by the Bureau. ClubLog's OQRS will be available (preferred QSLing). Log will be uploaded to LoTW after 6 months. For more details, visit the XR0ZR Web page or the following media links at:
Website : http://www.juanfernandez2013.com
FaceBook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/xr0zr/
Twitter : @xr0zr
XV, VIETNAM
Retu, OH4MDY (OX3RZ/XU7MDY/XV2MDY), will once again be active as XV2RZ from Southeast Vietnam between November 23rd and December 8th. Activity will be on 20-6 meters using the "normal modes" (CW and SSB). QSL only direct via OH4MDY with a SASE and 2 USDs. His log will be available online at:
http://www.clublog.org
XV, VIETNAM
Mats, SM6LRR (RM2D), will be active as XV2LRR from Phan Tiet between November 29th and December 14th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. He will use a TS-590s with 100w into a vertical (40/30/15m) and Inverted Vee dipoles (20/17/12/10m). QSL is via LoTW only (possibly some cards may be printed at a future date).
XZ, MYANMAR (Remember)
Zorro, JH1AJT, and a group of operators will be on the air from Nay Pyi Taw again between November 15-26th. This will be the third and final run for 2013 from XZ-land. Proposed callsign is XZ1J this time, and they plan to set up three to four stations, run 24/7 on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL: OQRS preferable.

Additional Bulletin for OPDX InterNet Subscribers

FROM PY5EG:
SPECIAL PRIZE THIS YEAR - ROUND TRIP AND ACCOMMODATIONS TO BOSTON TO ATTEND THE WRTC 2014 TO THE WINNERS SOAB AND ONE OF THE OPERATORS OF THE MOAB
Dear contesters:
During the next last full weekend of December 12:00 UTC Dec 28 till 12:00 UTC Dec 29, we are going to have the second edition of the World Wide Iron Ham Contest, sponsored by ADXG Araucaria Dx Group with full support of other Brazilian Contest Groups and LABRE.
It is a unique opportunity to exercise your operational abilities on three modes CW,PHONE and RTTY in one single 24 hours competition.
The main objectives of the competition is:
· To promote the union of all radio amateurs in the world.
· To promote, CW, PHONE and DIGITAL modes to the entire ham radio community.
· To promote the integration of different mode operators around the world.
· To promote the integration of IT technologies with the Ham Radio competition.
· To promote and stimulate the ability for contest planning
· To drastically shorten the time for log submission and results publication.
· To create contest alternatives for ham competition.
All the contest world community is invited to participate of the competition, and the Brazilian contesters will be honored to insert your call in their logs.
The rules are available at:

http://www.ironham.com.br/arquivos/IRON_HAM_CONTEST_ENGLISH.pdf
We recommend the use of the following contest softwares
N1MM - WWIH Contest
TR4W - WWIH (World Wide Iron Ham Contest) download TR4W_setup_244c_mmtty.zip http://tr4w.com/download/mmtty
Regards
Oms PY5EG
ATILANO DE OMS
PP5EG - PY5EG - PY2OMS
ZW5B, PS2T, PT5T
ARAUCARIA DX GROUP

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