OPDX Bulletin 1189 November 17, 2014

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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, NJ1Q & W1AW, N2ZN, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4FC, W5JON, K8GI, K8MFO, K8YSE, KT8D, W8GEX & 60m News, K0AV, AT International, DK8ZZ, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JI3DST/JS6RRR, Mediterraneo DX Club, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, RW6HS, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YV5EN for the following DX information.


DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 9th-November, through Sunday, 16th-November there were 231 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FT/t, FW, 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, J6, 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, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, VU4, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, 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".


3B9, RODRIGUES ISLAND
Operators Johnny/SM6JBC and Jan/SM6GOR are currently active as as 3B8JB and 3B8HB respectively, from Mauritius (AF-049) until November 26th, but will be active as 3B9JB and 3B9HB respectively, from Rodrigues Island (AF-017, WLOTA 4265, WWFF 3BFF-004) between November 26th and December 2nd. Activity will be on the HF bands, using SSB, PSK31 and PSK63. QSL via their home callsigns, by the Bureau or direct.


3Y/B, BOUVET
A team of 12 operators, lead by Alex, UN7PCZ, will be active as 3Y0F sometime between December 2015 and January 2016. The group plans to be on the island for 2 weeks with 6 stations on the air. More details and a Web page are forthcoming. Watch QRZ.com.


4A, MEXICO (Special Event/Prefix)
Alejandro, XE1EE, from Queretaro, will use the special callsign 4A5XX between November 24th and November 23rd (2015), to celebrate his 20th year as an Amateur Radio Operator. A special QSL has been designed. QSL via his QSL Manager LZ3HI, direct to XE1EE, LoTW, by the Bureau or eQSL. See details and his story on QRZ.com.


4S, SRI LANKA
By the time you read this, members of Lufthansa Amateur Radio Club Frankfurt will be active as 4S7DLG from Sri Lanka until November 27th. Operators mentioned are Bernd/DK7TF, Juergen/DH6ICE and Juergen/ DH0RAK. Activity should be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via DK8ZZ.


AH2, GUAM
Kan, JJ2RCJ, will be active as AH2/AB2RF from Danilo/KH2JU's rental shack on Guam between December 27-30th. Activity will be focused on 30/17/12 meters RTTY. QSL via LoTW or direct to JJ2RCJ. Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog, LoTW and eQSL.


AT1, INDIA (Special Event)
Rajesh, VU2EXP, will be active with the special callsign AT1JCB from Gujarat between November 21st and December 9th. Activity is to celebrate the anniversary of Indian Physicist/Radio Pioneer Jagadish Chandra Bose's birthday. He was also well known as the "Father of Wireless Communication". Operations will be on 40/20/15/10 meters, but only on the Digital modes (PSK31, PSK63, PSK125, JT65, JT9, RTTY, SIM31, ROS, Olivia, etc.). QSL via VU2EXP (direct only), LoTW and eQSL.


E2, THAILAND
Members of the Thailand DX Association (HSDXA) will be active as E2X during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry. QSL via E20GMY. Operators mentioned are Kriangkrai/E20HHK, Tony/E21IZC, Bruce/HS0ZLB (K0BJ) and Paul/HS4DDQ. QSL via E20GMY, by the Bureau or direct. Visit the HSDXA FaceBook page at:

http://www.facebook.com/hsdxa
 
 
EA8, CANARY ISLANDS
Fredy, SM6FKF, will be active as EA8/SM6FKF from the Canary Islands during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via SM6FKF.


FS, ST. MARTIN
Marco, PJ7MF, is a new resident on the island and was active as FS/PJ7MF. However, as of November 12th, Marco is now active with his new callsign, FS4WBS. He is active from his new QTH using an IC-7600, SteppIR and THP amplifier. QSL via IZ1MHY.


FT4TA, TROMELIN ISLAND
The FT4TA Tromelin Island DXpedition is now QRT and the final QSOs count is out. The ClubLog's Web page is now showing as of 0127z, November 10th, the QSO count was 71463/Total and 18407/Unique callsigns (28410/CW, 33609/SSB and 9444/RTTY). Breakdown by continent is: 789/AF, 4/ANT, 8814/AS, 41952/EU, 17952/NA, 888/OC and 1068/SA.
Remember the online log is available at:

https://secure.clublog.org/charts/?c=FT4TA
 
An OQRS will be available by ClubLog. QSL via F1NGP. QSLing details can be seen at:
http://www.tromelin2014.com/cartes-qsl
For more details and updates, visit/watch the following URLs:
http://www.tromelin2014.com/en/news/last-update/
http://www.tromelin2014.com
https://www.facebook.com/tromelin2014
https://twitter.com/tromelin2014



GU, GUERNSEY
Bob, GU4YOX, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/High-Power entry. QSL via GU4YOX, direct or LoTW.


IOTA NEWS
AS-049. Takeshi "TAKE"/JI3DST(JS6RRR) will be active as JI3DST/6 from Kuchino-Island (Tokara Island) between 0600z, December 27th and 0000z, January 4th (2015). Activity will be on 160/80/75/ 40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB, FM and the Digital modes (RTTY/PSK31/JT65A). This operation is subject to change because of bad WX or other conditions. QSL JI3DST/6 via the Bureau or by ClubLog's OQRS. Please check QRZ.com for more details. For more details and updates, see:

http://blog.goo.ne.jp/ji3dst
 
AS-200. Takeshi "TAKE"/JI3DST(JS6RRR) will once again be active as JI3DST/5 (CW/SSB) and JS6RRR/5 (RTTY/FM) from Shodo Island (in the Shikoku's Coastal Islands) between November 22-25th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters. This operation is subject to change because of bad WX or other conditions. QSL JS6RRR/5 and JI3DST/5 via the Bureau or by ClubLog's OQRS. Please check QRZ.com for more details. For more details and updates, see:

http://blog.goo.ne.jp/ji3dst
 
EU-067. Theodoros, SV1EJD, will be active as SV8/SV1EJD from Syros Island between November 17-20th. Activity will be on the HF bands SSB only, hosted by Cyclades DX Club (SZ8ERS). QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-125. Volker, DJ8VW, will be active as 5P8VW from Romo Island between December 6-21st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, including the 30/17/12m bands, using CW and SSB. QSL via DJ8VW ONLY DIRECT, LoTW or eQSL.
OC-151. Operators Jürgen/DL7UVO and Burkhard/DL3KZA, along with some Indonesian friends, will be active as YB9/homecall from Komodo Island [Nov. 17-20th] and Flores Island [Nov. 21-28th](Reference number: IOTA 151, WLOTA 0089, WLOTA 0026, YBFF-027). Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via their home- calls, by the Bureau, direct or ClubLog's OQRS.
OC-210. Operators Ronald/YC8ROP, Richard/YC8RBI, Donny/YB8SX, Arnol/ YC8TDK and Denny/YC8UVH will be active as homecall/p from Siau Island between November 19-23rd. This operation is a new one for the Nusantara Award. QSL YC8ROP/p via W2FB and all others via their home callsigns.
SA-024. Operators Marcelo Pera/PY2AE, Murilo/PY2DS, João Carlos/PU2KKE (Leader), Willian/PU2XIZ and Flávio/PU2KFL will be active as PW2BA from Bom Abrigo Island (ARLHS BRA-013, WLOTA 1244, DIB SP-05) between November 20-23rd. Activity will be on 80-2 meters (and 70cm) using CW, SSB and FM. QSL via PY2AE, direct or by the Bureau. ADDED NOTE: They will also activate Cardoso Island (not IOTA) as ZX2CA for the Brazilian Islands Award (DIB SP-07). QSL ZX2CA via PY2DS only direct.


IS0, SARDINIA
Operators Marko/S50P, Boris/S53CC, Slavko/S53XX, Goran/ S55OO and Ivo/S57VW will be active IS0** (pending) from Sardinia (EU-024) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via S50C.


J3, GRENADA
Rob, DL7VOA, will be active as J34O from Crochu Bay, Grenada (NA-024, WLOTA 0718) between November 22nd and December 6th. Activity will be holiday style (mainly during the evening and night hours) on 40-10 meters using a Elecraft K2 with 100 watts and Palm Radio Mini Paddle. He will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via DL7VOA, direct or by the Bureau.


JW, SVALBARD
Svein, LA9JKA (ex-JX9JKA), will once again be active as JW9JKA from Bear Island (EU-027) between (Approx.) December 6th and May 30th (2015). Activity will be limited to his spare-time, and Svein will be focusing on the bands from 160-6 meters. Equipment is limited, due to rules of work. Focus will be on 160m during the winter, and 6m in springtime. QSL only direct to his home address (see QRZ.com).


K1N NAVASSA ISLAND
Although no official word (repeat.. no official word) has been announced by the K1N Navassa Team, a few different sources are reporting that the K1N operation will probably be active during the time frame of January 25th and February 13th, as not to conflicts with the EP6T Kish Island (Iran) DXpedition. Remember, this is rumored and not official. Look for a special bulletin or something posted on their Web page at:

http://navassadx.com
 
 
KL7/NL1, ALASKA
David, NN1N, will be active as KL7RA from Kenai during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High- Power entry. QSL KL7RA via KL7RA direct. Look for NN1N/NL1 before the contest. QSL NN1N/NL1 via NN1N.


OH0, ALAND ISLAND
Operators Juha/OH1JT, Mika/OH2JA, Olli/OH6CT, Jukka/ OH6DD, Tomi/OH6EI and Jarmo/OH7JR will be active as OH0Z during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via W0MM.


P4, ARUBA
Andy, AE6Y, will once again be active as P49Y from Aruba (SA-036) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single- OP/High-Power/24-HRs entry. This will be a family trip, so he will probably be QRV 24-hour. QSL via AE6Y or LoTW.


PJ4, BONAIRE
Operators Scott/W4PA, Norman/WF7T, Steve/PJ4DX, Peter/PJ4NX and Robert/S53R will be active as PJ4Q from Kralendijk, Bonaire Island (SA-006) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators will be on the island between November 19th and December 1st, except PJ4DX and PJ4NX. Activity outside of the contest, operators will be signing PJ4/homecall and will be active on 160-10 meters, with a focus on 160/30/17/12 meters, using CW and SSB. PJ4/WF7T will be active on the Digital modes on all bands prior to contest. QSL PJ4Q via W4PA. QSL all others via their home callsign.


PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 17-23rd)

 Nov/17th HN      Nov/20th  HN      Nov/22nd  HN
 Nov/18th HN      Nov/21st  AN      Nov/23rd  HN
 Nov/19th HN


   SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
   ======================================================
    NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
   -----------------        ------       --------    ------
   AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=0-1       0-7
   HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2         8-15
   LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3         16-29
   BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=4         30-49
   DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5         50-99
   VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9       100-400
 
 
REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE http://www.bandconditions.com
The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre- dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry" which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.


PZ, SURINAME
Alan, K0AV, will be active as PZ5AV during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low Power entry. Also, look for activity in the few days before the contest. QSL via K0AV or LoTW.


QSL INFO AND NEWS

  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (November 16th)
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3Z2014DK via SP8AJC     IU1AUG/IX1 via IU1AUG    S79VR via DD0VR
  5W0UU via DF2UU         J6/EB7DX via EB7DX       SC2014ECC via SK2AT
  A6/YO3FRI via YO3FRI    K1ING/KP4 via K1ING (L)  SV5/DL2JRM via DL2JRM
  AH0J via JA1NVF         KH6/K6MIO via K6MIO      UK/R1ZY via R1ZY (d)
  D44KS via EB7DX         LA/KF5EYY via LX1NO      V63CX via JE1JAC
  DL3BAT via DL3AAA *     N7ET/DU7 via N7ET        V63JA via JJ1TZK
  EH8FPR via EA8NQ        OP0P via ON6DP           VP2V/K6TOP via K6TOP
  FS/PA3EYC/P via PA3EYC  OP0PPY via ON7LX         YB42SEA (**)
  HB9/I2NRI via I2NRI     OP3ALE via ON3ALE        ZD8O via OH0XX
  HF2014DK via SP6IEQ     OP6IX via ON6IX
  HV6SP via IK0FVC (d/L)  OP7VA via ON7VA
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (*) new Callsign
    (**) Don't send your QSL card as they will be sent automatically!
 
9Q5BQ LOTW STATUS. Pierre, HB9AMO, states: "This to inform you I started to copy my handwritten 9Q5BQ log into Logger32 and uploaded the QSOs to LoTW. QSOs will be uploaded as a batch of a 1000 Qs. As the log contains 12,500 contacts, it will take some time to have all QSO uploaded." VK9LM QSL ROUTE. Dee, W1HEO, reports, "The current operation from Lord Howe Island -- VK9LM -- is resulting in QSL requests being sent to W1HEO, who operated with this callsign in 1999 only. Recently, this callsign was activated, but not by W1HEO. Please do not send QSL requests to W1HEO." The correct route for the recent operation is via DJ2MX, direct or by the Bureau. An OQRS is available at:
http://oqrs.lagunaria-dx-group.org/oqrs
NAVASSA 1993 QSL CARDS. Ken, N2ZN, reports: "With 'Navassa Fever' hitting the DX community ahead of the upcoming K1N operation, I'd like to again remind anyone that is looking for a confirmation for any W5IJU/KP1 QSOs from 1993 that cards are still available. I now have what we believe to be the full set of logs. Please QSL direct via N2ZN with appropriate return postage and envelope. Log search for this expedition (among others) is available at WJ2O.com."
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2GC, 4L8A, 5Z4/DJ4EL, 7X3FG, 9H1SP, A71EM, D2QV, DF2SD, DG5MLA, DJ5AN, DL2MIJ, EA6AEZ, EU7A, FM5AN, FR4NT, FT4TA, HD8A, HI3/PF5X, HI3EPR, HK6F, IS0GQX, JA1VND, JA3QOS, JJ5HUD, KH2L, P40JW, PR7AA, PZ5RA, RY6Y, S52WW, S53S, S59N, SM7PEV, SV0XCC/9, SV3GLL, SV9DJO, TX7G, UW2ZM, VK9XSP, XE1OGG, XU7TZG, YV4AB, ZD9ZS and ZK3Q
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4W/K7CO, E30FB, P40JR, TG9/AB0FU, YB8RW/P and YS1/AB0FU
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3W1M, 5R8IC, 5W1SA, 5V7BJ, 6V7D, 7P8CE, 7P8DJ, 7P8WO, 7L3LNF, 8J5SSS/5, 8N8HQ, 8N1HQ, 8Q7TS, 9M2/JE1SCJ, 9V1DR, 9M6/JA4DND, 9M6/JE9MBV, 9M2TO, 9U4U, 9M6/JA4DND, A25CE, A25DJ, A25WO, A35JP, A35YZ, A52SV, AH0BT, AH2EA, CO2ELS, CO2WL, CO5AT, CT9/OM8AA, DU1IST, E51EWP, E51KBR, E6AA, EA8/DH2MS, EY8MM, FG/DJ2BC, FG/DM1DZ, FO/DJ7RJ, FS/DL7VHS, FW5JJ, FY5FY, HB0/DF2SA, HL3ZBD/3, J38XX, J79DB, J79WE, J8/DH5FS, J87GU, JA7SGV/6V, JD1BHA, JD1BMH, JW/DL5CW, KB7OBU/KH2, KB7OVT/KH2, KH0UA, KH2/JK2VOC, KH2F, KH6KY, KH8/PA3EWP, PJ4H, PJ5/DL7VOG, PZ5MM, SV5/DL3DRN, T2YY, T30TS, T88AZ, T8CW, TO3JA, TO7BC, V31RU, V31TF, V4/DF8AN, V5/DC8QT, V5/DJ9KM, V63XG, V63ZF, VK9DAC, VK9PN, VP2MRV, VP2MSW, VP2MYB, VP5/JH1BXH, WA5PS/KH0, WH2DX, XV2JJ, XV2V4OJ, XV9DX, YO9POLIO, YP9W, YQ9W, Z81D, ZK2C and ZP6/DL7UFN


SILENT KEY
Don, K8MFO, informs OPDX that Vic Crawford, W1TYQ (HZ3TYQ, ex-W8NUV), from Michigan, became a Silent Key (SK) on November 8th, at the age of 94. He served as an ARRL Connecticut Section Communications Manager (SCM) between 1957-1960, but Vic was well known as HZ3TYQ (1963- 1976) and made two DXpeditions each into the Iraqi and Kuwaiti Neutral zones, 8Z4 and 8Z5. Earlier he initiated an operation from the Saudi- Kuwait neutral zone as 9K3TL/NZ with Jack Laub/HB9TL, Roy Fleming/MP4BBD and L.M. "Rundy" Rundlett/W3ZA/K4ZA in about 1963. Vic retired to Torch Lake, Michigan, as W1TYQ/8 with particular interest in 80 meters where he proceeded to rack up almost 300 countries. Vic also operated a good deal from HZ1AB, back in the "Hot Ziggety One American Boy" heyday. He was also an aviator, and was a key man in the development of aviation at the Arabian American Oil Company. Vic was known world-wide for his impeccable CW and top notch operating. OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of W1TYQ.


SV/A, MOUNT ATHOS
\ Monk Apollo, SV2ASP/A, was heard early Sunday morning (1415z+/-) on 10 meters RTTY (around 28091 kHz). QSL via SV2ASP/A.


V4, ST. KITTS
John, W5JON/V47JA, informs OPDX that he will be active once again from his vacation home in Calypso Bay, St. Kitts (NA-104, WW Loc. FK87SG), located 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, between January 20th and March 1st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (incl. 60m) using SSB. Equipment is a Kenwood TS-590S and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. Antennas include: a 80-10m Multi-band Dipole, 40-10m 31 ft. Verticals, 35 ft. 40/80m Top Loaded Vertical, and shortened 160m Dipole. Also, a 3 element Yagi for 6m. Also, XYL Cathy, W5HAM, will occasionally operate as V47HAM. ALL QSLs go to W5JON direct only or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.


VP2E, ANGUILLA
Operators Rich/KE1B and YL Anna/W6NN will be active as VP2EAQ and VP2EAR, respectively, from Anguilla between November 23rd and December 1st. Activity will be "holiday-style" using a single station with 100w and a Buddipole antenna system directly adjacent to the sea. Operations will be on all bands 40-10 meters (including 30/17/12m), and all modes (CW/SSB/RTTY). They expect to have Internet access, and plan to upload logs to ClubLog daily. You can check your QSO status and request a QSL card via the Online QSL Request System (OQRS). Direct QSLs are via their home callsign (see QRZ.com for details).


VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Kevin, K6TOP, will once again be active as VP2V/K6TOP from Tortola, British Virgin Islands (NA-023) until November 18th. Activity will be limited (family vacation) using an ICOM 706 MKII with 100 watts into a 40m vertical, 20/15/10 multiband dipole. Operations will be CW almost exclusively. Operating hours are typically 0100-0300z and 1000-1200z due to family commitments. QSLs via LoTW preferred; log will be uploaded upon return. Kevin states, "When the pileups get difficult, I listen to the edges, so please spread your calls out."


VR, HONG KONG
Andrea, IV3SKB, has been active from Peng Chau Island (AS-006) since October 24th and will stay until December 3rd. Look for him to activate Alberto's, VR2XAN, station during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??m) entry. Activity outside of the contest is mostly on the Low Bands (30/40/80/160m on CW/SSB). He uses an Icom 756 Pro III with an Icom IC-2KL (400w) amp into a Crushcraft D4, rotary dipole 10-40 meters and Inverted V Kelman dipole 80/160 meters. QSL via VR2XAN only.


VU4, ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS
By the time you read this, operators Krish/W4VKU (VU2VKU) and Pai/VU2PAI who were active as VU4CB from Campbell Bay (AS-033), will be joined by a larger team of operators to activate Neil Island (AS-001) as VU4KV between November 16-30th. Operators mentioned are Prasad/VU2PTT, Nandu/VU2NKS, Kumar/VU2BGS, Chetan/VU3DMP, Deepak/ VU2CDP, Sangeeth/VU2WH/A45WH, Kiran/VU3KPL, and Aravind/VU2ABS. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, and having 5 stations on the air. QSL via W4VKU. Look for an OQRS to be available around December 5th. For more details and updates, watch:

http://www.vu4kv.info
 
 
XT2, BURKINA FASO (Reminder)
Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as XT2AW from Ouagadougou between November 17th and December 2nd. Activity will be holiday style on CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO.


YC8, INDONESIA
Ron, YC8ROP, will be active from Sangihe Island (OC-210) during the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) and the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/Low- Power entries. QSL via LoTW or direct to YC8OP.

 
YJ, VANUATU
Barry, VK2BJ, will be active as YJ0BJ from Vanuatu (OC-035) until November 21st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via VK2BJ, direct, LoTW or eQSL.


YV0, AVES ISLAND (Jumping The Gun!)[If you missed OPDX.1188.1]
Minutes after going to print about the Aves Island DXpedition in OPDX.1188, the information was taken down off the Web. Edwin, YV5EN, apologized to OPDX and the DX community for the info and states he was "testing the YV0AI QRZ.com page. It was on the Web just about 3 minutes just for testing purposes. Now I'm testing the page in a personal domain which is very different than the QRZ.com. There is no official info at this time and no specific date known, but the Radio Club Venezolano is working very hard on it. Hope YV0 will be soon on the air, but it depends on Venezuelan Navy. Now that everybody knows the callsign, please feel free to visit QRZ.com for any news. Sorry again if those 3 minutes of Web testing makes all the Ham community feel so angry or sad. Again, it was just 3 minutes for testing purposes...."


ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND
Marko, N5ZO, will once again be active as ZD8O from Ascension Island (AF-003, WLOTA 1491) between November 17th and December 3rd. Activity will be on the HF bands with the main focus on the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th). QSL via OH0XX. direct or by the Bureau.


ZP, PARAGUAY
Manu, ZP9MCE, will be active from Hohenau-Itapúa during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.

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