OPDX Bulletin 1138 November 25, 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, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W4DN, WB8RFB, AT International, CO2IR, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JG7PSJ, OH2BH, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SM6GOR, VA3RJ & ICPO, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), VU2CDP and ZS4TX for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQWW DX CW Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the CQWW DX CW Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 16th-November, through Friday, 22nd-November there were 229 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE0Z, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, 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, PY0F, PZ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T30, T33, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, VU7, XE, XT, XU, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YI, 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 ISLAND
Operators Johnny/SM6JBC and Jan/SM6GOR are once again active from Mauritius Island (AF-049) as 3B8JB and 3B8/SM6GOR, respectively, until December 16th. Activity will be on 20-10 meters, possibly 30 meters (lots of interference from electronic devices). Look for Johnny to be on SSB, PSK31 and PSK63, and Jan will operate mainly on CW. They will use a R7 GP and test some loop antennas as well. QSL via their home callsigns.
3W, VIETNAM
Eddy, XV1X, will be active as 3W1T from Hanoi during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/ High-Power entry. He states, "mainly 10m for North America: Short Path 0000z-0130z and Long Path 1300-1500z". QSL via RW6HS.
6Y, JAMAICA
"The Daily DX" reports that a group of operators from Russia and Kazakhstan are now active as 6Y7W from Jamaica (NA-097). The group will be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via UA8DX.
6Y, JAMAICA
Valery, UN7LZ, is now active as 6Y5/UN7LZ from Jamaica (NA-097) until November 30th. Activity has been mostly on 80/40/15/10 meters CW. QSL via his home callsign.
7P, LESOTHO
There have been some reports stating that Bernie, ZS4TX, is now active as 7P8Z from Lesotho until November 30th. This is NOT true according to Bernie. He informs OPDX,
"It was only a one day [afternoon] operation to make use of a rare late season 6m opening we had to Europe for 2 days in a row. I worked about 50 Southern EU stations in the 2 hour opening. I am back in ZS4. Lesotho is only a 120km drive from here."
QSL via ZS4TX.
AFRICAN TOUR (Update)
Wim, ON6DX (ex-ON4CIT), who was active as 5V7TH this past week from Togo (Grid Square JJ06rf), was expected to be active from Benin this coming week. However, it was reported on "DX-World.net" that Wim made it to Coutenou, Benin, to collect his TY1 callsign and papers, but when he arrived at the ATRPT building to collect them, he had NO luck. Apparently, the building burned down a week ago, so he had to submit another application. It will take 1 or 2 weeks (Africa time) to process.
AFRICAN TOUR (Update)
Operators Mathias/DJ2HD and Ulmar/DK1CE will once again be active as V5/DJ2HD and V5/DK1CE from Namibia between December 14th and January 18th (2014). This is just one part of their 4x4 trip through different African countries. Activity will be holiday style on CW, SSB and RTTY, but will also include a SSB entry in the DARC 10m Contest (January 14th). During this time frame, Mathias and Ulmar will also travel to and be active as 7P8DJ and 7P8CE, respectively, from Lesotho between December 22-24th. Their plans also include to be active from South Africa (as ZS/DJ2HD and ZS/DK1CE) and one more country to be announced later, but no scheduled days have been provided. QSL all call- signs via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau.
AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Members of the Saipan BBQ Contest Club will be active as AH0BT during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via 7L1FPU, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. PLEASE DO NOT QSL via the KH0 Bureau. Operators mentioned are Kuny/7L1FPU (W1FPU), Moto/JE1NDE (W1NDE), Mac/JJ2QXI (K2QXI), Hiroyuki/JG7PSJ (KW2X) and Tomo/KI6LAO.
AU2, INDIA (Special Event)
Look for special event station AU2JCB to be active between November 22nd and December 10th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters SSB, SSTV, PSK and FM. Suggested frequencies are (depending on the propagation): 3710, 7040, 7150, 14220, 14250, 14310, 21280, 21310, 28490, 28510 and 28545 kHz. FM mode: 50800, 51500 and 29700 kHz. If higher bands are open, operations will be on those bands. The operator will be Surabhi, VU2DSI. QSL direct (with 2 IRCs) to VU2DSI. Operations are to celebrate the 155th anniversary of the birth (November 30th) of Sir Jagadeesh Chandra Bose, India's great scientist and inventor who they consider the "Father of Wireless Communication". For more details, see the following Web page at:
http://www.qsl.net/vu2msy/JCBOSE.htm
CN2, MOROCCO
Jim, W7EJ, will once again be active as CN2R during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/High- Power entry. He will be here until November 30th. QSL via W7EJ.
CO, CUBA
Frank, CO2IR, will be active from Cuba (NA-015, WW Loc. EL83tc) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Bands/ QRP entry. QSL via direct to EB7DX as listed on QRZ.com.
CR3/CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS
The CR3L contest station in Santana on Madeira Island (AF-014) will be activated during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are Ulf/DL5AXX, Frank/ DL8WAA, Ulrich/DJ2YA, Tom/DL5LYM, Arno/DL1CW, Falk/DK7YY, Rudolf/DM2XO and Lars/DF1LON. QSL CR3L via DJ6QT. Activity by the operators outside of the contest signing /CT9, please QSL via their home callsign. Visit the CR3L Santana, Madeira Island, Web page at:
http://www.cq3l.de
D4, CAPE VERDE
Girts, YL2KL, is now active as D44TLL from Sao Vicente Island (AF-086) until November 30th. Activity has been mainly 30 meters CW. QSL D44TLL via YL2KL. ADDED NOTE: Girts is part of the D4C CQWW DX CW Contest team (Multi-Op entry).
DXCC NEWS
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
ZS8C and ZS8Z ­ Prince Edward & Marion Islands; Current operation for 2013 through May 2014.
Please Note: Bill states, "2 student hams are expected to join in upon completion of their licensing, which will make it four (4) operators. I'll update this approval when I have more information."
E7, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
Operators Richard/9A1TT, Chris/9A5K, Ranko/E70R, Vlado/E70T, Zoran/E76C, Zeljko/E77C, Braco/E77DX, Rob/E77E and Radomir/ E77W will be active as E7DX during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via E77E. For more info on their contest station, see:
http://www.e7dx.com
EF6, BALEARIC ISLANDS
Bernd, VK2IA, will be active as EF6B from Ibiza Island (EU-004), QTH and station of Josep, EA6BF, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW.
EF8, CANARY ISLANDS
Heijo, DJ1OJ, will be active as EF8O from the Canary Islands (AF-004) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via DJ1OJ.
EY, TAJIKISTAN (Cancelled)
Nodir, EY8MM, from Dushanbe, who was expected to be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest weekend, has cancelled his activity because of the flu.
FR, REUNION
By the time yo read this, Jean-Pierre, F5AHO, will be active as FR/F5AHO from Reunion Island (AF-016) until December 4th. Activity will be on 20/17/15/10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via F5AHO, by the Bureau or direct.
GJ/MJ0, JERSEY
Mat, MJ0ASP (aka-F5SHQ), will be active as GJ2A during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 15-16th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via the LoTW.
HC1, ECUADOR
Operators Tom/K3WT, Bill/W0OR and Ron/N0AT will be active as HC1WDT during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi- Single entry. QSL via N0AT, or via ClubLog or LoTW. Operators will be active outside of the contest as HC1/homecall. QSL portable callsigns via their home callsigns.
HC2, ECUADOR
Sergey, R4WAA, is now active as HC2TWA until November 27th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters and include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??) entry. QSL via his home callsign.
HC2/HD2, ECUADOR
Yuri, VE3DZ, will be active as HC2TDZ between now and November 25th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th), possibly signing HD2T in the Contest, as a Single-Op/All-Band/ High-Power entry. QSL via VE3DZ.
HQ2, HONDURAS
Dan, HR2DMR, will be active as HQ2W during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via KD4POJ.
IOTA NEWS
AF-032. The 5I0DX callsign has been applied for the 2014 DXpedition to Zanzibar Island. The arrival of the license is expected at the end of November. Once it is official, details and a Web page will be announced. The DXpedition will also be a humanitarian operation with donations of medicines to the "Italy Day Hospital". QSL via IK7JWX.
AS-024. Kenji, JA4GXS, plans to activate two islands in this IOTA island during the first two weeks of December as JA4GXS/6. Look for him to activate: Hateruma Island (WLOTA 0497); December 5-6th
Yonaguni Island (WLOTA 1035); December 8-9th
 Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
IW9, ITALY
Look for IW9FRA to be active from Sicily (EU-025, IIA SC-001, MIA MI-107, WLOTA 1362) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Single entry. They will be using a new antenna set up improve- ment for the contest. Operators mentioned are Serafino/IT9CKA, Antonio/ IT9DSA and Sal/IW9FRA. QSL via IW9FRA.
K9W WAKE ISLAND UPDATE (60m)
Joe, W8GEX, who was one of the operators of the K9W DXpedition, reports:
"Sorry to report but as you know 60m was not very good for us. Thanks for all the reports on email, but I only got two in the log: KH2L and K7CA. I was very disappointed as I had hoped for a lot of 60m Q's. I was only able to read your email after my shift was over. On this note I do want to thank everyone for the QSO's on all the other bands. My equipment was a K3 to a Inverted Vee. The radio and antenna worked great, but I had a solid S9 to 15 over noise level most of the time. On channel 5, we had the radar which is very loud in the Pacific. My noise may have been generated from the island power plant located about 1000 feet away. Thanks for all your efforts in getting up late at night and listening for my signal. I understand as I have done it myself many times."
KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA (Update)
By the time you read this, the W8A team will be active as N8A for the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) and be active as a Multi-2 entry. After the contest the team will switch back to W8A and be active until November 26th, before heading to Samoa (5W). From Samoa, some of the operators will be active as 5W8A. Activity should be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are available online at:
http://www.n8a.eu/frequencies
QSL all callsigns via ZL3CW. 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
LY7, LITHUANIA
Members of the Kaunas University of Technology will be active as LY7A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi/Multi entry. QSL via the LoTW.
MZ, SCOTLAND
Ian, G3WVG, will be active as MZ5B from Eshaness, Shetland Island (EU-012, IOSA SH01, SCOTIA SI11, ARLHS SCO-075, BARLS A3838, WLH GM-026, WLOTA LH-0867, WAB HU27) during CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m) entry. QSL via LoTW or to G3TXF, direct or by the Bureau.
OH0, ALAND ISLAND
Operators Jukka, OH6LI, will be active as OH0V from Aland Island (EU-002) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via OH6V or LoTW (preferred). For a view on the antennas, see several OH0V videos on Youtube.com.
P3, CYPRUS
Operators Jack/R2AA, Oleg/R7LP, Dmitry/RT5K, Tony/RT9T, Vladimir/RV1CC, Oleg/UA9CDV, Mike/UA9CTT, Ruslan/UA9ONJ and Mikhail/ UA9PM will be active as P3N during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via RW3RN.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 25th-December 1st)
 Nov/25th AN      Nov/28th  AN      Nov/30th  AN
 Nov/26th HN      Nov/29th  AN      Dec/01st  AN-LN
 Nov/27th 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
QSL INFO AND NEWS
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (November 22nd)
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  3B8/SM6GOR via SM6GOR      EA6/DL1QQ via DL1QQ        OA4/K6ZH via K6ZH
  4L/UU4JMG via W3HNK        EA6/DL5KUT via DL5KUT      OA4/N7NC via N7NC
  5B/AA7A via AA7A           EA6/E73DX via DJ2MX        OD70QB via OD5QB (d)
  5B/KY7M via KY7M           EG5ERC via EA7HBC          OL8M via OK1DRQ
  5B/R7LP via R7LP           EV1R via (L/d)             OQ5M via ON5ZO (L/e)
  5B/RV1CC via RV1CC         FJ/DK7LX via DK7LX         P4/R5GA via R5GA
  5B/UA9CTT via UA9CTT       FM/KL7WA via UT5UGR        PD50JFK via PD5JFK
  5C5T via EA5YU             FS/WJ2O via WJ2O           PJ2/VE7ACN via VE7ACN
  5W0OV via WD5COV           HB0/DJ1AA via DJ1AA        PJ4/K4BAI via K4BAI
  6Y5/UN7LZ via UN7LZ        HI/K8MR via K8MR         RA2FDX via RN3RQ (B/d/L)
  6Y7W via UA8DX             HK1/K9FY via K9FY          S21ZBB via IK2VUC
  8P5A via NN1N              HR2/N6AA via N6AA          TF/PD3EM via PD3EM
  8S0DX via SM0DSG           HS2013ITU via HS0AIT       TO0MT via (L/e)
  A71BO via A71A             IG9/IZ1GAR via IZ1GAR      V4/DF8AN via DF8AN
  AH0K via OH6GDX            IH9/IV3IYH via IK2ILH      VP5/W5CW via W5CW
  AU2JCB via VU2DSI          II1RT/5 via IZ8DSS         XP2I via OZ1BII
  CE3/LU5DX via LU5DX        J79MP via VO1MP         XT26DJ & XT2FCJ via OK6DJ
  CN2TX via UA2FM            JY9FC via E73Y             XV2DLH via DK8ZZ
  CO6LE via EA5GL            KP2B via NP3O (d)          YN2CC via AJ9C
  CT9/DK7YY via DK7YY        LW6DG via EA5KB            ZD8X via OH2KI
  CV5D via CX2ABC            LX/PA3ERA via PA3ERA
  D44TLL via YL2KL           LZ1520YYD via LZ1KCP
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3DA0ET, 4U1ITU, 4S7YSG, 4Z5LA, 5B/G7VJR, 5B4AHA, 5C5W, 5M2TT, 5W0M, 9G5TT, A52YY, A61BK, BY4IB/4, C82DX, CX7ACH, DK1MAX, EA1EA, EA8IPP, ES2EZ, F4GBW, F4GDI, F5BZB, F6BEE, FM/KL7WA, FS/K9EL, G0LII, GM4JR, GM6NX, HQ3W, HQ8D, HQ8S, HW8HGA, J41MF, JR1AIB, JW8HGA, KG4HF, LA8DW, M0VAA, MX0ADU, NL7G, NN1N, NR2C, NX5O, OH2HAN, OS0S, PD1EN, PD2GSP, RN3Z, SW8YY, SX1DX, T77C, TA1DX, TO1A, TO2TT, TO4FM, TU2T, UA0WW, UA4CR, UA7D, US1UX, V73NS, VA3FS, VE2SG, VK8DX, VP5T, XP1A, YY5JGO, ZD8LII, ZD8N, ZM90DX and ZZ2T
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 2E0WDX, 5Z4/EA4ATI, 8P5A, CQ9D, EA5LV, FO/KH0PR, G0UNK, G3MGW, GM0IQI, IS0RXF, JH1AGU, JH1OCC, JT1DA, JW7QIA, KG4KL, M5B, MM0TFU, MUOGSY, NN1N, OH1NAVY, OJ0R, PJ2/G3TXF, RA2FF, SV9/SV2FPU, T77LA, V31RL, V47JA, XW1YC and ZF2MM
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3A/EA1DVY, 3B8/EA3BT, 5P4MG, 9X0R, AO8GLH, C21TI, C36CT, C37N, CO2IZ, CU3HQ, DL5ANT, DR1A, E4X, E74A, EA6AFR, EA6AM, EA6AR, EA6BB, EA6OM, EA6SA, EA6TS, EA6TT, EA6ZS, EA8AF, EA8AHM, EA8AJY, EA8BZH, EA8CBJ, EA8CEQ, EA8CNR, EA8CQN, EA8CVA, EA8CYR, EA8CYQ, EA8CZT, EA8DX, EA8EU, EA8GP, EA8KL, EA8LP, EA8LS, EA8MT, EA8PE, EA8TG, EA8TL, EA8VD, EA8YT, EB6ADS, EC8AFM, ED8DD, EF8AKN, EF8FLH, HI7/EA7AAW, HK0/DL5YWM, OE12M, OX/OK1JST, PJ7PT, S04R, S57DX, SV9/EA1SA, ST0R, UA1CE, KH6ND, V21ZG, VP6T and ZF2LC
S2, BANGLADESH
Just a reminder that the members of the Mediterraneo DX Club signing as S21ZBC will be active as S21ZBB during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-2 entry. The S21ZBC/S21ZBB will be active until November 26th. QSL Manager is Giuliano, IK2VUC; direct, by the Bureau or use the OQRS. LoTW files will be uploaded by the end of May 2014. For more info, see:
http://www.mdxc.org/bangladesh2013
S7, SEYCHELLES
Igor, UA3DJY, will be active as S79ACR from Mahe Island (AF-024) for one month beginning mid-December. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign.
T30, WEST KIRIBATI (Correction/Reminder)
Operators Ted/JF1CCH and Kazu/ JA1FUF will be active as T30TS and T30KN from West Kiribati between November 28th and December 4th. Activity will be on the HF bands (all mostly 40-10m) and possibly 6m, using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. Ted will operate mainly on CW and SSB, while Kazu will operate mainly RTTY and PSK. They will use 100 watts into a dipole. QSL via their home callsign, direct, by the Bureau and eQSL. NO LoTW.
V5, NAMIBIA
Dietmar, DL3DXX, will be active as V5/DL3DXX between December 24th and January 8th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via DL3DXX.
V5, NAMIBIA
Ulmar, DK1CE, will be active as V5/DK1CE between December 31st and January 6th. Activity will be holiday style on 160-10 meters using CW. QSL via DH3WO.
VE2/VC2, CANADA (Zone)
Marko, N5ZO, is now active as N5ZO/VE2 from Canadians' CQ Zone 2 until November 25th. He is expected to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as VC2R. QSL N5ZO/VE2 via OH0XX and VC2R via VE2IM, both either via the RAC QSL Bureau or LoTW.
VK6, AUSTRALIA
Kevin, VK6LW, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via VK6IR.
VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Ted, SP3IPB, is once again active as VP2V/SP3IPB from British Virgin Islands (NA-023) possibly until November 30th. Bands and modes of activity were not provided. QSL via his home callsign.
VU2, INDIA
Prasad, VU2PTT, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via the LoTW, by the Bureau or direct using the info on QRZ.com.
VU7, LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS (Update)
A team of operators are now active as VU7AG from Agatti Island (AS-011) until December 10th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies listed in OPDX.1136. The pilot stations have been announced: Stan/KH6CG (Chief Pilot + Asia/OC), Gary/DF2RG (EU), Luc/LU1FAM (Central & South America), Mark/N1UK (NA East Coast) and Rich/KY6R (NA West Coast). They also have an ePilot on their Web site through which DXers can get in touch with them. The Propagation page now includes custom propagation charts thanks to Stu, K6TU, and his wonderful propagation service.
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
XZ, MYANMAR (Update)
Activity by XZ1J continues from Nay Pyi Taw until November 26th. As this was being written on November 22nd, the log shows 38919 QSOs with 13676 unique callsigns. Breakdown is 21158/CW and 17761/SSB. Remember, this will be the third and final run for 2013 from XZ-land. They plan to set up three to four stations, run 24/7 on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL: OQRS preferable. The XZ1J Web site is available at:
http://www.xz1j.org
One of the operators, Dave, K3LP, has also set up a Web page at:
http://www.k3lp.com/xz1j_2013.htm
There is also a live streaming or recorded broadcast of the operation available at:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jookgroo
Z6, KOSOVO
Marijan, S56A, will be active as Z6/S56A from Gracanica during the CQWW DX CW Contest(November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ Low-Power entry. He states that he has improved wire multiband antennas. QSL via his home callsign.
Z6, KOSOVO
Pekka, OH2TA, will be active as Z60WW during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via OH2BH.
Z8, SOUTH SUDAN (Press Release)
Received by Jarmo, OH2BN, from Juba, South Sudan, on November 21st:
"LIFE ENTERS ROUTINE PHASE AT Z81X IN SOUTH SUDAN --
As it is still the end of the rainy season on the Equator in Africa, members of the gang at Z81X have been spared many potential problems. With only a few rain showers experienced, main outdoor activities were completed in record time, and no rain or mud is bothering further efforts. But even more important, mosquitos spreading malaria are few and far between. However, team members use mosquito nets --- to keep out mosquitos during the night hours.Agreement was reached on power, and night time juice is now available with extra compensation agreed for the cost of fuel. Also, with some private space added, life is now so much better than at the outset. Regarding the radio mission, initial low-band (160 and 80M) targets - 1500 and 2500 QSOs respectively - are exceeded with a total of 933 USA and 595 JA QSOs on those two bands, but every effort will be made to push the numbers even higher tonight before contest traffic takes over all bands on CW.
During the contest weekend, the team will have two dedicated stations with a focus on 80 and 40M SSB and the still much needed 30 and 17/12M. Keep an eye on those bands as the Z81X crew will keep running there DXpedition style.
The CQWW CW contest will see the team making three (3) single-band entries for your Zone 34 multiplier pleasure:
Z81R by OH2PM on 10M, via OH2BH
Z81X by OH0XX on 15M, via OH0XX
Z81Z by DL3DXX on 40M, via K4ZW
As these efforts are only semi-serious, you shouldn't be surprised to see one of the Z8s appear on other bands as well.There will be pictures available of this operation on the Z81X QRZ.com page later today.
Following the weekend, site tear down will start on Monday and the team will be heading home on Tuesday.
Best regards from the newest African country, the Republic of South Sudan."
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS
Operators John/K6AM, Paul/N4PN and Gerald/K5YAA will active as ZF1A from Grand Cayman Island (NA-016, WLOTA LH-1042) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via K6AM, direct, by the W6 Bureau or LoTW.
ZV0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA
By the time you read this, Juan-Pablo, LU8FAU, should be active as ZV0FWA from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003, WLOTA HL-1208) until November 25th. Activity will be limited, but mainly on 10 meters SSB between 1900-0400z. Watch around 28466 kHz. QSL only direct to LU8FAU. For updates and more details, visit:
http://www.lu8fau.com.ar/noticias/dxpedition-fernandodenoronha-py0f-sa-003
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        The following stations are expected to be active in the
         CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th, 2013)
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       Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2013 CQWW DX CW Contest.
For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqc2013.html  (By call sign)
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqcd2013.html (By entity)
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqcz2013.html (By zone)
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  Contest        DXCC       CQZ     Class         QSL
  Callsign       Entity                           Route
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3B8/UU5WW        Mauritius  39                    K2PF
3D2R             Rotuma     32      M/2           YT1AD
3DA0ET           Swaziland  38      M/2           LoTW; QSL via N7RO
3V8BB            Tunisia    33      SOAB          LoTW; QSL via LX1NO
3W1T             Vietnam    26      SOSB 10M      RW6HS
4L8A             Georgia    21      SOSB 15M      LoTW; QSL via K1BV
4L0A             Georgia    21      M/?           LoTW
4X2M             Israel     20      SOSB 20M      4X4DZ
5C5T             Morocco    33      M/S           EA5YU; QSL via B/d
8P5A             Barbados   08      SOAB HP       NN1N
9A1P             Croatia    15      M/S           9A2RD
9H3TX            Malta      15      M/2           DL5XAT
9J3A             Zambia     36      SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via S57S, B/d
9M6NA         East Malaysia 28      SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via JE1JKL, B/d
9X0NH            Rwanda     36      SOSB          G3RWF
9X0XA            Rwanda     36      SOSB          G3SWH
9Y4W      Trinidad & Tobago 09      SOSB 20M      DL4MDO
AH2R             Guam       27      M/S           LoTW; QSL via JH7QXJ (d)
AH0BT       Mariana Islands 27      M/2           LoTW
AH0K        Mariana Islands 27      M/2           OH6GDX
B4TB             China      24      M/S           BA4TB
C6AKQ            Bahamas    08      SOSB 80M      N4BP (d)
C6AUM            Bahamas    08      SOSB 40M      K4RUM (L/D/B/e/C)
C6AZZ            Bahamas    08      SOSB 15M      KQ8Z
CN2AA            Morocco    33      M/S           LoTW; QSL via UA2FM
CN2R             Morocco    33      SOSB 15M      W7EJ
CN2YM            Morocco    33      SOAB LP       DL3YM
CR3E             Madeira    33      SOAB          W3HNK
CR3L             Madeira    33      M/2           DJ6QT
CT9/R9DX         Madeira    33      SOSB 10M      R9DX
D4C       Cape Verde Island 35      M/M           IZ4DPV; QSL via B/d
E7DX   Bosnia & Herzegovina 15      M/S           E77E
EA5TEAM          Spain      14      M/?           EA5TEAM (B)
ED6A       Balearic Islands 14      M/M           DJ2MX
EF6B       Balearic Islands 14      SOAB          LoTW
EF7X             Spain      14      M/S           EA7PP
EF8O         Canary Islands 33      SOAB          DJ1OJ
EF8S         Canary Islands 33      SOSB 160M     OH2BYS
EF8U         Canary Islands 33      SOAB          LoTW
EF8X         Canary Islands 33      SOAB          W2GR
EF9O        Ceuta & Melilla 33      SOAB HP       EA5BM
ES9C             Estonia    15      M/M           LoTW
FJ/VA3RA     St. Barthelemy 08      SOSB 10M      VE3IKV
FS/K9EL          St. Martin 08      SOAB HP       K9EL
FS/WJ2O          St. Martin 08      SOAB LP       N2ZN
FY5FY         French Guiana 09      SOSB 15M      FY5FY
FY5KE         French Guiana 09      SOSB 10M      LoTW
GD6IA           Isle of Man 14      SOAB HP       GD6IA
GJ2A             Jersey     14      SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via K2WR, (B)
GU4CHY           Guernsey   14      SOSB 20M      GU4CHY
GU4YOX           Guernsey   14      SO HP         LoTW; QSL via GU4YOX
GZ3F       Shetland Islands 14      SOAB          GM4FDM
HC1WDT           Ecuador    10      M/S           LoTW; QSL via N0AT, (C)
HD2T             Ecuador    10      SOAB HP       VE3DZ
HC2TWA           Ecuador    10      SOSB LP       R4WAA
HI/K8MR  Dominican Republic 08      SOAB QRP      K8MR
HI3A     Dominican Republic 08      M/?           LoTW; QSL via ON4IQ
HK1NA            Colombia   09      M/M           K6IPM
HQ2W             Honduras   08      SOAB LP       KD4POJ
HS0ZAR           Thailand   26      M/?           K3ZO
IG9W          African Italy 33      SOSB 40M      IZ1GAR
IH9YMC        African Italy 33      SOSB          eQSL
II1A             Italy      15      M/2           IK1SPR
IW9FRA           Sicily     15      M/S           IW9FRA
J34J             Grenada    08      M/?           JA1HGY
J73A             Dominica   08      M/2           LoTW; QSL via KU9C; NO (B)
J87GU           St. Vincent 08                    DL7VOG (B); QSL via (C)
J88HL           St. Vincent 08      SO            SP3CYY
KH7M             Hawaii     31                    QSL via KH6ZM (d-US/Canada);
                                                  all others via I0MWI
KP2B    U.S. Virgin Islands 08      SOAB LP       NP3O
KP2M    U.S. Virgin Islands 08      M/S           LoTW; QSL via AI4U (d)
LP5D             Argentina  13      M/S           AC7DX
LT7H             Argentina 13       SOAB LP       LU7HZ 
LU1DZ            Argentina  13      M/S           LU1DZ
LX7I             Luxembourg 14      M/2           LX2A
LY7A             Lithuania  15      M/M           LoTW
MZ5B       Shetland Islands 14      SOSB 80M      LoTW; QSL via G3TXF
N8A          American Samoa 32      M/2           LoTW; QSL via ZL3CW (d)
NH2DX            Guam       27      SOSB 15M      NH2DX (d)
NH2T             Guam       27      SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via W2YC 
NP2P         Virgin Islands 08      SOAB          LoTW
NP4A            Puerto Rico 08      SOSB 80M      W3HNK
NP4Z            Puerto Rico 08      SOAB          N4AO
OC4CW            Peru       10      M/S           LoTW; QRS is available also
OH5Z             Finland    15      M/S           LoTW
OH0V           Aland Island 15      SO            LoTW
OH0Z           Aland Island 15      SOAB HP       W0MM
P3F              Cyprus     20      M/2           M0URX
P3N              Cyprus     20      M/S           RW3RN
P3Z              Cyprus     20      SOSB          LoTW; QSL via (C)
P40F             Aruba      09      SO            LoTW; QSL via UA3DX
P40W             Aruba      09      TBD           LoTW; QSL via N2MM (d/no B)
PJ2/W9NJY        Curacao    09      SO            WD9DZV
PJ4A             Bonaire    09      M/2           K4BAI
PJ4Q             Bonaire    09      M/?           W4PA
PJ7W           Sint Maarten 08      M/?           W2LK
PY0FF   Fernando de Noronha 11                    W9VA
S21ZBB           Bangladesh 22      M/2           IK2VUC
SJ2W             Sweden     14      M/S           LoTW
SP8R             Poland     14      M/2           SP8YB
TC0A             Turkey     20      M/2           TA2TX; QSL also via LZ1NK
TM1A             France     14      M/M           F6KOP (B)
TO7A             Martinique 08                    UT5UGR
TX8B          New Caledonia 32      M/S           FK8DD
UA3R        Russia (Europe) 16      M/S           LoTW; QSL via RN3RQ (d)
V25A             Antigua    08      SOAB          KG2A
V26K             Antigua    08      SOAB LP       AA3B
V31YB            Belize     07                    K7YB
V47T      St. Kitts & Nevis 08      SOAB HP       W2RQ
V49J      St. Kitts & Nevis 08      SOAB LP       LoTW
V6A              Micronesia 27      SOAB          JA7HMZ
V63ZF            Micronesia 27      SOSB          JA7ZF
VC2R             Canada     02                    LoTW; QSL via VE2IM (B/d)
VK6LW            Australia  29      SOAB          VK6IR
VP2MMM           Montserrat 08      SOAB HP       W3HNK
VP2V/N3DXX Brit. Virgin Isl 08      SOAB          NR6M
VP9I             Bermuda    05      M/S           LoTW; QSL via WW3S
VU2PTT           India      22      SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL  via VU2PTT (d)
XP2I             Greenland  40      SO LP         LoTW
XT2FCJ         Burkina Faso 35      M/?           OK6DJ
YN2CC            Nicaragua  07      SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via AJ9C
YU5R             Serbia     15      M/2           LoTW
Z6/S56A          Kosovo     15      SOAB LP       S56A
Z60WW            Kosovo     15      SOSB 15M      OH2BH
Z81R            South Sudan 34      SOSB 10M      OH2BH 
Z81X            South Sudan 34      SOSB 15M      OH0XX
Z81Z            South Sudan 34      SOSB 40M      K4ZW
ZD8M       Ascension Island 36      SOSB 40M      G0CKV
ZD8W       Ascension Island 36      SOSB 15M      W6NV
ZD8X       Ascension Island 36      SOSB 10M      OH2KI
ZF1A         Cayman Islands 08      M/S           LoTW; QSL via K6AM (B/d)
ZP9MCE          Paraguay    11      SOAB LP       EA5ZD
ZS4TX          South Africa 38      SOSB 15M      LoTW
  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only  (e) eQSL  (C) ClubLog

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