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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1087
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1087
November 19, 2012
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
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DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 11th-November, through Sunday, 18th-November there were
231 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P,
8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7,
A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE0Y, 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, ET,
EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW,
H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3,
J5, J6, J7, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, 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, PY0S, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST,
SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T30, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TT,
UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VP2E,
VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL,
YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZL7, 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).
3B, MAURITIUS. There is a newly licensed ham on the beautiful island
of Mauritius. His name/callign is Achmed, 3B8BAE, and his 'Elmer' (and
father) is a well-known operator Rachid, 3B8FQ. Currently, you may find
Achmed active almost daily on 28491 kHz SSB, at 1400z, as HF propagation
allows. He also plans to be active on CW in the future. Achmed requests,
"If you hear me on any mode, please spot 3B8BAE on the DX PacketCluster
system, and of course, give me a call. I enjoy meeting new friends!" QSL
via his QSL Manager Ron, K5XK, who also handles cards for his Dad, 3B8FQ.
Please QSL direct to K5XK with 2 USDs, preferred, although IRCs are also
OK. See details on <QRZ.com/db/k5xk> for more info. Do not QSL via the
Bureau because there is NO BUREAU in Mauritius. Also, he does not do
LoTW or eQSL at this time.
3V, TUNISIA. SWL Ashraf "Ash", 3V4-002 (KF5EYY), will be active as 3V8BB
from the "Institute Superieur de L'Animation Pour la Jeunesse et la Culture"
in Bir El Bay, Tunis, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as
a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or to LX1NO. Read about
Ashraf on the following Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/3v4-002
5G, MOROCCO (Special Event). Special event station 5G12ITD is now active
until December 16th. Activity is to celebrate "International Tolerance
Day" by UN members on November 16th. Operations will be on all bands and
modes. QSL via RW6HS.
5W, SAMOA. Ralph, H44RK, has announced that he will be active from Samoa
for a while as of early December. More details will be forthcoming.
5W, SAMOA. A team of 15 German operators will be active as 5W0M from Le
Lagoto between April 4-18th (2013). Activity will be on 80-6 meters
using CW, SSB and RTTY plus 2 meter EME. They plan to have four stations
active simultaneously on the air with amp and various antennas. Suggested
CW - 3526, 7026, 10116, 14026, 18086, 21026, 24906 and 28026 kHz
SSB - 3805, 7095, 14210, 18120, 21255, 24945 and 28440 kHz
RTTY - 3580, 7041, 10137, 14077, 18104, 21098, 24924 and 28098 kHz
6m - 50107/CW and 50115/SSB
Operators mentioned are Yl Heidi/DK1MA, Sid/DM2AYO, Rolf/DL7VEE (Team
Leader), Franz/DL9GFB, Klaus/DK1AX, Joe/DF1AL, Heye/DJ9RR, Dietmar/
DL2HWA, Uwe/DJ9HX, Martin/DL3KMS, Rudolf/DK3CG, Georg/DL4SVA, Norbert/
DL2RNS, Ernst/DK7AN and Joachim/DL9MS. QSL via DL4SVA, direct or by the
Bureau. QSL EME QSOs via DL9MS. A OQRS will be available for QSL requests
for Bureau QSLs or direct cards. A Web page is available are:
5X, UGANDA (2013/Frequency Change). Members of the F6KOP team expected
to be active as 5X8C between February 6-18th, 2013, from a location some
20 Km from Entebbe airport, have announced they will comply to the last
IARU bandplan on 40m for the region, the frequencies of the PSK and RTTY
modes have been moved to 7040 and 7042 kHz. For more details see OPDX.1081
or see: http://www.5x2013.com
6W, SENEGAL. Jeff, N1SNB, will be active prior to the contest next weekend
as 6W7/N1SNB. QSL (non-contest only) via N0TG.
8Q, MALDIVES. Max, HB9TUZ, will be active as 8Q7MS from Gangehi Island
(AS-013) between December 26th and January 3rd (2013). Activity will be
on 80-10 meters using SSB only. QSL via eQSL only.
9J, ZAMBIA. Niko, S53A, will be active as 9J3A from the Kafue National
Park (WFF-9JFF-003, WWL KH35) between November 21-26th. This is his fifth
operation from Zambia. Activity will be mostly during the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op, possibly as a Single-Band
(10m) or All-Band (depending on conditions)/Low-Power entry. He will
operate from the rain forest, under the tent, with a generator. There
is no electricity, nor a Cell-Phone signal. This could be a very dangerous
operation with a lot of poisonous insects, snakes, crocodiles, wild pigs
or even lions could visit a tent in the middle of the night. He will be
running 100w into SpiderBeam and some fixed loops. QSL via S57S (not
S53A, not S57A), directly or by the Bureau (a very long wait, see details
on QRZ.com). LoTW will be updated a few months after his return home.
AFRICAN TOUR (Western). Peter, HA3AUI, is once again heading to Western
Africa in early 2013. Look for him to be active as 6W2SC from Senegal and
J5UAP from Guinea-Bissau sometime between January 17th and March 10th
(tentative dates). Peter has used these callsigns before. His stays
in Cabrousse, Senegal (6W), will be very near to the border of Varela,
Guinea-Bissau (J5), and he plans to make regular trips to J5-land for
the beautiful beaches there (plans to also operate from there). Using
his Elecraft K3 with 500w into a 5-Band Spiderbeam and verticals, Peter's
activity will be on 40-10 meters, mainly on CW and the Digital modes,
but he may use the other modes possibly on request. He will also try to
activate some IOTAs and WFF references. QSL direct via HA3AUI or use his
OQRS (available after his return). Visit his Web site at:
AH2, GUAM. Members of the Guam Contest Club will be active as AH2R from
Tumon (OC-026, USI GU003S, WLOTA L-0064) during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are:
Toshinobu/JI3ERV, Mikiawa/JR7OMD, Hiroyuki/JG7PSJ and Nozomu/JE8KKX.
QSL via JH7QXJ, direct, by the Bureau (not the KH2 Bureau) or LoTW.
BY, CHINA. Look for the YinZhou Middle School Amateur Radio Club Station,
located in NingBo City, Zhejiang Province, to be active as BY5CD during
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.
Their station consists of 2x Yaesu FT-2000 with stacked antennas for 40m
and above. They also have 80m 4 SQ, 160m full size Slope with Beverage,
and will use legal limit power. QSL via BD4HF, direct or by the Bureau
(May take a long time!). The operator will be Jack, BA4ALC.
DAYTON HAMVENTION NEWS. The Dayton Hamventionï¿½ has announced it theme
for 2013. When the Hamvention opens on May 17th, 2013, at Hara Arena,
the 2013 theme will be DX Hamvention. Read all about it in this week's
November 15th ARRL Letter at:
EF8, CANARY ISLANDS. Mauri, EA8CMX/OHBYS, will be active as EF8S during
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band
(160m)/Low-Power entry. He states that he will trying a 3-element wire-
Yagis and Beverages. QSL via OH2BYS.
EU, BELARUS. Valentin, EU1AA, will be active during the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/QRP entry. He has
operated the last 60 years in the CQWW DX Contests and is 76 years old.
QSL via his home callsign or W3HNK.
FK, NEW CALEDONIA. Mirek, VK6DXI (aka SP5IXI, 9M8DX, 9V1XE etc.), is
now active as FK/VK6DXI from New Caledonia (OC-032) until mid-December.
He was heard early Sunday morning on 28485 kHz around 0720z. QSL via
his home callsign.
HQ, HONDURAS. Hiro, JA6WFM, will be active as HQ2N from San Pedro Sula
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-
Band (10m) entry. QSL via EA5GL or LoTW. Hiro will be here until January
AS-077. Look for special event station 8J6HAM to be active from the
Island of Kyushu (WLOTA 0963), Japan, between December 10th
and March 3rd (2013). Activity is in celebration of the 12th
West Japan Ham Fair. Operations will be on all bands and modes.
QSL via the JARL Bureau.
EU-025. Members of the Arcibessi DX & Contest Group will be active as
II9P from Sicily Island during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via IT9CHU or LoTW.
Operators mentioned are Francesco/IK8TEO, Antonello/IT9EQO,
Carmelo/IT9AUG, Vincenzo/IT9CHU, Alfio/IT9EJW, Fabio/IT9GSF,
Marcello/IT9CJC, and Robert/S53R (ST2AR). The team reports
that this M/S operation is from a new Sicilian contest station.
They state, "Good low band antennas, Beverage's on RX, MULT
STATIONS QRV on low bands at DX's sunrise/sunset (Sunrise ZL,
VK, JA, BY, JT, VU - Sunset VY, PY, VE2, W7, KL, Carribean).
Call and we will answer your CQ...! 1850, 3550, 7050 ï¿½ Pass
QRGs." Visit the II9P Web page at: http://ii9p.com
NA-134. Graham, G4MFX, will be visiting Aasiaat Island, Greenland,
this week between November 20-26th. Since he is there because
of his job, activity will be limited to his spare time. He
expects most of his activity will be on November 24th (around
2100z). His callsign will be OX/G4MFX. Operations will be SSB
only using his FT817ND with 5 watts into Zepp antennas for
17m and 20m (no other bands). QSL via his home callsign, by
the Bureau or direct (see details on QRZ.com).
J3, GRENADA. Tom, VE3RSA, will be active as J34K during the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/QRP entry. QSL via
J6, ST. LUCIA . The "Buddies in the Caribbean" suitcase mini-DXpedition
group which specializes in 100 watt or less low power radios and Buddipole
portable antenna systems is going back to St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA L-1336)
again between December 2-11th. They state, "The north shore villa location
was magnificent on our first visit in Feb 2010 and subsequent visits in
December of the following years with a new group of operators. Our goal
is to demonstrate 'ultralite' DXpeditioning into magnificent 'vista'
locations, operating a field portable battery-only radio with backpackable,
lightweight antennas and most of all 'having fun' with a new group of
operators who have never experienced the 'other side of a pileup!' The
eight operators this Dec 2012 are: Everett/W6ABM, Robert/N7QT, Hugh/W4VAB,
Bryan/WB8ISG, Scott/KA9P, Jerry/W5TDY, Budd/W3FF (J68FF), and Guy/N7UN
(J68UN). There will be 3 villa stations in operation on 160-10m using CW,
SSB, and RTTY or PSK. At the same time, several teams will be battery-only,
field portable either from St. Lucia beaches or scenic mountain tops and
will sign call/p. They group will participate in the ARRL 10m Contest
(callsign: J68UN) on Dec 8-9th. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or mail to the
operator's home callsign (SASE required)."
JX, JAN MAYEN. Svein, LA9JKA, continues to be active as JX9JKA from Jan
Mayen (EU-022) until approx. April 11th, 2013. He operates on SSB and the
Digital modes on 160-4 meters (also 60m). QSL via his home callsign direct
only (see QRZ.com).
KG6, GUAM (OC-026). Joel, KG6DX, will be active as KG6DX in the CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/High-Power
entry. QSL via KG6DX, CBA or QRZ.com address. Also LoTW.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 19-25th)....
Nov/19th AN Nov/22nd AN Nov/24th AN
Nov/20th AN Nov/23rd AN Nov/25th AN
SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
----------------- ------ -------- ------
AN - Above Normal Quiet Kï¿½1 0-7
HN - High Normal Unsettled Kï¿½ 8-15
LN - Low Normal Active Kï¿½ 16-29
BN - Below Normal Minor Storm Kï¿½ 30-49
DIS - Disturbed Major Storm Kï¿½ 50-99
VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm Kï¿½9 100-400
ADDED NOTE (TNX to W8KVK): New Experimental Products Coming -
On December 11th (tentative), SWPC (Space Weather Prediction Center)
will introduce two new forecast products titled the 3-Day Forecast and
the Forecast Discussion. These new products will: be available twice a
day at 0030 and 1230 UTC; provide space weather information in two
separate formats, abbreviated and detailed; and use NOAA Space Weather
Scale information. Examples of these new products are available to
familiarize our users at http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/info/3-Day.pdf (the
concise, 1-page summary) and http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/info/Discussion.pdf
(the in-depth space weather analysis for the technical user). These two
products will supplement the existing product suite and no current products
will be discontinued.
KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS (Update/Change). Operators Jussi-Pekka/OH6RX and
Esa/OH7WV will be active from Saipan Island (OC-086) during the CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. Callsign will be AH0DX
and QSL via WX8C. Time permitting, some operating outside of contest one
day before and one day after may take place. Operators will be on Saipan
between November 22-27th, and will probably use the callsigns KH0/homecall
outside of the contest.
LX, LUXEMBOURG. A team of operators will be active as LX7I during the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via
LX2A. Operators mentioned are YL Sandy/DL1QQ, Helmut/DK6WL, Gerd/DF9TS,
Mike/DF3VM, Frank/PA4N, Philippe/LX2A and possibly others. Also, visit
the following Web page at: http://www.lx2a.com
NH7, HAWAII. Al, NH7A/F5VHJ, will be active as NH7A from Keaau during
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-
Power entry. QSL via F5VHJ, by the REF Bureau or LoTW.
NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Brad, K7EUG, will be active as K7EUG/NP2 from
St. Croix (NA-106) between November 19-27th. Activity will be on 40-10
meters, definitely be on SSB and possibly digital. QSL via his home
callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
NP3, PUERTO RICO. Jaime, WP3A, will be active as NP3X from the Coamo
Contest Club station during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th)
as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power/Assisted entry. QSL via NP3O.
Visit the following Web page at: http://kp2b.net
OY, FAROE ISLANDS. Carsten, OY1CT, will be active during the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. This will
be a part time operation; no 160m. QSL via OY1CT.
P3, CYPRUS. Jack, R2AA (ex-RW3QC), will be active as P3N during the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-
Power entry. QSL via RW3RN.
PACIFIC TOUR. Bob, 5B4AGN, is planning a lightweight Pacific trip for
February 2013. Look for him to be active as KH2/G3ZEM from Guam (OC-026)
between February 9-13th (2013) and as V63ZM from Micronesia between
February 13-23rd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters but may include 160m
if a useful antenna arrangements can be made. He will use his K3 radio
and KPA-500. QSL via M0URX.
PG100, THE NETHERLANDS. Fred, PA0FAW (ISWL Member), will be operating
as PG100NOM between December 1-28th. Activity will be mostly on CW and
SSB with some Digital. Operations will be in WFF-PA-005 (For the World
Fauna and Flora Award). Fred will use a 3 element beam for 10, 15 and
20. QSL is 100 percent and SWL reports are very welcome. See QRZ.com
PT0S, ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL ROCKS (Update). Just a reminder that the
PT0S team has extended their operation to cover the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via HA7RY. The team
has three stations on the air CW, SSB and RTTY. The latest updates are
available at their Web page. Also the PT0S's log is now on their Web
page and ClubLog at: http://pt0s.com
As of 1045z, November 18th, PT0S has made a total of 25251 QSOs with
9283 Unique callsigns (14760/CW, 9789/SSB and 704/RTTY). Breakdown by
continent is: 514/AF, 0/AN, 1510/AS, 11292/EU, 9497/NA, 278/OC and 2160/SA.
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated November 18th)
5G12ITD via RW6HS (d) FK8DD via LZ1JZ OM/HA5RT via HA5RT
6Y3M via VE3NE G3XLQ via AF4K OT4A via ON4AEK
7Z1TT via NI5DX GX4SRC via G3SVK P4/VE7QC via VE7QC
9A203ND via 9A3ND H44MS via DL2GAC P29VCX via SM6CVX
9M2/OH1VR via OH1VR HA/OM0AM via OM0AM PA/ON2KMJ/P via
9Y4/DL7VOG via DL7VOG HB9EME via EA7FTR PR2P via PY2OE (d)
A31KJ via JA1KJW HI3/KL7JR via KL7JR (d) PT2ZXR via DJ0XR
A31VE via JA8VE HV5PUL via IW0DJB R1943S via RN4ABD
A65CI via IZ8CLM J6/K7KMR via K7KMR SC2012ARDF via
CO4SM via HA3JB (d) J28NC via F5RQQ SN2012UP via SQ9PPO
CO6LE via EA5GL J75Z via K7ZZ SO5O via SP5KVW
CO8WOH via RW6HS (d) JU850CS via JT1CS TM2VD via F8DFO
DU1/OE3SGU via OE3SGU JU850KAA via JT1KAA VK2IA via DK2BJ
EA3GYK via DK7TM KH6LC via WA6WPG VP8DLB via 2M1DHG
EA8/DL3BC/P via DL3BC KH7Y via EA5GL W0V via KB0NMQ
ED5URR via EA5URR KP3A via W3HNK XL3A via VE3AT
EG1MOU via EA1URO LX/PA3ERA via PA3ERA XQ7HL via CE3AA
EG5ERC via EA7HBC LX/PA3EZC/P via PA3EZC YU100SAF via YU1AVQ
EG5MSV via EA5URR LZ6K via LZ2PL
(d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only
3V8BB DIRECT QSLS. Ashraf "Ash", KF5EYY (SWL 3V4-002), and one of the
operators of 3V8BB and 3V8SS, reports that he just received a box of
QSL cards (with 140 cards) from the Director of the Institute in Tunisia
where the 3V8BB station is located. Ash states, "The secretary didn't
know what to do with them, she simply stored them in a box! Some of
them are old QSLs. I'm processing these QSLs and I'll answer them all
direct. I added on my Web site a QSL Status Page for you to follow-up
If there is any problem, please don't hesitate to contact me. Sorry for
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 8P6DR, 9A7A, 9Y4D, A71AM, AH0/N0AT, AL1G, CX2AQ,
DL8PF, DL9UBF, E74IW, EO2012KW, HC6EP, KL2R, KL8DX, KP2MM, LA5VSA, MW2I,
NH8S, P4/PG4DX, RU0FM, RX1CQ, SM5AQD, SV3DCX, VE3MJR, VK5PAS, YL2KF,
YO9HP, ZC4LI, ZD8O, ZD9UW, ZL1BYZ, ZM4T and ZS2DK
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3A/G0VJG, 4L1MA, 5B/W2TAA, 5B4AII, 5U5U, 6O3A,
8P6DR, 8Q7OE, A5A, C4M, C50C, CY9M, E21EJC, EX8MLE, IP1T, J28AA, J39BS,
KH8/DL3DXX, P3N, T6JP, T77C, TT8PK, VP5DX and ZS7/DL1LLL
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3G1TUW, 4U1WRC, 4Z13AR, AH0J, C31LJ,
C5YK, D2AM, DS4DRE, EM15UCRF, H40FN, HK1R, HL5BLF, J37T, J45PO, J73CCM,
JA7DOT, JA7ODY, JG7MFN, JH0JDV/0, JH4UYB, JI1LET, JR1MAF, JT1RF, JY4NE,
KH0/KH2F, KP4KE, LZ907SKB, NY8A/KH2, PJ7/K5SL, R0/KE5JA, RG50F, RJ3AA,
S56P, S550ACP, SP100MSC, V31MD, V5/DJ2HD and VP2MWG
RI1, FRANZ JOSEF LAND. Eugene, UA4RX, will be active as RI1FJ from Franz
Josef Land (EU-019) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as
a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via UA2FM direct, an
OQRS is available on ClubLog.
T40, CUBA. Cuban operators Carlos/CO2CW, Winston/CO2WF, Juan-Carlos/CO2JD
and Manuel/CO2MS will be active as T40C during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 24-25th) as a Multi-Op/Single-Transmitter entry on 80/40/20/15/10
meters. QSL direct to address on QRZ.com.
T6, AFGHANISTAN (Update). As reported alst week, Mike, KI4MRH, is now
active as T6MH from Afghanistan, and expects to be there until October
2013. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (no 30m) using SSB and the Digital
modes (PSK-31/PSK-63/JT-65). He will use 100 watts (SSB) and 30 watts
(Digital) into a 40 meter Inverted Vee and a 20 meter vertical. This
past week Mike has be real active on 20/17/15 meters using the Digital
modes. Also, OPDX was informed that he now has a QSL Manager, so QSL via
W2GR direct w/GSs or IRC and SASE.
T8, PALAU. Naotsugu, JA1MML, will be active as T8NS from Palau (OC-009)
between November 21-26th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL route TBA.
TC2, TURKEY. Members of the Bulgarian Elecraft Contest Team will be
active as TC2M during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a
Multi-2 entry. QSL via LZ1NK. Operators mentioned are Stanislav/LZ1GC,
Stoyan/LZ1SDR, Krasimir/LZ2UW, Mike/LZ2NW, Vesko/LZ2JE, Darin/LZ2NG,
Chrsito/LZ3FN and Veselin/LZ5VK. There will be activity outside of
the contest using the callsign TC2W. Visit the group's Web page at:
TF, ICELAND (Update). Operators Phil/G3SWH, Tom/N3ZZ, Andrew/UA3AB,
Oskar/TF3DC, Yngvi/TF3Y and Thorvaldur/TF4M will activate the TF4M Rhombic
Farm club station in Otradalur, using the callsign TF4X during the CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 24-25) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via G3SWH, direct only
or the OQRS. For more on the TF4M station, see: http://www.tf4m.com
Also for a log search, see: http://www.g3swh.org.uk/tf4x.html
TG, GUATEMALA. Martin, DL5RMH, is now active as TG9/KF5LSG until January
13th, 2013. Activity will be holiday style on CW and RTTY, using an Icom
IC-706 MKII into a Cushcraft R7. Martin will also be in the CQWW DX CW
Contest using the callsign TG9IDX as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry.
QSL via DL5RMH, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW.
V4, ST. KITTS (NA-104). Andy, N2NT, will be active as V47NT from the QTH
of V47KP between November 19-26th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL
via W2RQ. Andy adds, "The operation is dependent on getting the station
back together :) There is a lot of work to be done there."
V8, BRUNEI (Update). The members of the Gemilang Amamteur Radio Club
(GEMILANG Radio) and the Mediterraneo DX Club continue to be active as
V84SMD from Brunei (OC-088, WLOTA 1628) until November 23rd. An interesting
log search is available at: http://www.maxlaconca.com/logv84smd
QSL via IK2VUC, direct, by the bureau or the OQRS. Logs will be uploaded
to LoTW 4-5 months after the activity. Further information can be found
on their website at: http://www.mdxc.org/v84smd
As of 1724z, November 18th, V84SMD has made a total of 27568 QSOs with
10210 Unique callsigns (38%/CW, 43%/SSB and 19%/Digi). Breakdown by
continent is: 1%/AF, 50%/AS, 38%/EU, 8%/NA, 2%/OC and 1%/SA.
VE2, CANADA (Zone 2). Victor, VA2WDQ, will be active as VE2EKA from
Sept-Iles in Zone 2 during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th)
as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power/Assisted entry. Victor will be in
Zone 2 between November 22-26th. QSL via VA2WDQ.
VK6, AUSTRALIA. Bernd, VK2IA, will be active as VK6AA during the CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry.
QSL via his new QSL Manager Uli, DK2BJ. ADDED NOTE: QSL all of the
following - VK2IA, VK6AA, VK8VJ, VK9AA and VK9AA/9 via DK2BJ. Bernd
reports that his old manager Peter, DL8YR, passed away earlier this
year and Uli has kindly offered his help and support. Uli's postal
address is (for those who wish to send QSLs direct): Uli Hacker,
Karl-Marx-Allee 155, 52066 Aachen, Germany. Bernd states, "I will upload
all my VK logs to LotW before the end of the year."
VK8, AUSTRALIA. Tom, OZ1AA, will be active as VK8GM (from Gregory's QTH)
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-
Band/High-Power entry. QSL via VK8GM, direct or by the Bureau.
VP2M, MONTSERRAT. Will, AA4NC, will be acvtive as VP2ME from Montserrat
(NA-103, WLOTA 1475) between February 13-20th (2013). Activity will be
on the 30/17/12 meter bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. He will also be in
the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th). QSL via LoTW.
VP8/S. SOUTH GEORGIA (Update). Mike, GM0HCQ/MM, onboard the "Royal
Research Ship James Clark Ross, is scheduled to possibly be active again
as VP8SGK from King Edward Point Base station, South Georgia (AN-007).
According to his latest update [edited]: "The current plan has the ship
working cargo at Bird Island on Sunday, 18th November. If the cargo work
is not completed and the weather remains good then the ship may well remain
here for a further day, which means that at present the proposed arrival
dates for King Edward Pont, South Georgia, are either Monday 19th or Tuesday
20th. The ship is likely to arrive by 1200z. If the ship does arrive at
1200z, then I am likely to have work to carry out for most of the morning
and part of the afternoon. I do have to visit the base to look over the
radio equipment and once I have done this I would hope to be able to
operate as VP8SGK. . I anticipate this to be after 1700 or 1800z. Proposed
frequencies: As it is likely to be an afternoon of operating I suspect that
ideally I would be best working on 15m. However, there may be an issue with
the antenna and the transceiver not loading on this band. If so I will then
have to drop down to 17m and perhaps 20m. I propose to use the following
frequencies: 21187kHz, 18157kHz or 14187kHz. All operations will be on SSB,
which is not by choice but due to not wanting to carry a whole pile of kit
ashore with me. The transceiver is a commercial unit, a Skanti TRP800
(I think) and does not have any fancy filters. Hopefully, I will be able
to plug in a set of headphones from the ship." QSLing is only direct for
all contacts. All contacts will be on e-QSL or LoTW. NO BUREAU QSLS. Full
details on QSLing are available at: http://www.gm0hcq.com/qsl.htm
Details about Mike and the "James Clark Ross" are avaialble at:
VU2, INDIA. Prasad, VU2PTT, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via the
LoTW, by the Bureau or direct using the info on QRZ.com.
XV, VIETNAM. Retu, OH4MDY (OX3RZ/XU7MDY/XV2MDY), will once again be active
as XV2RZ from Southeast Vietnam between November 23rd and December 10th.
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
XW, LAOS. By the time you read this, Naim, OD5LN, who was just active
as XU7HRN from Sihanoukville, Cambodia, is expected to be active from
Laos until November 24th. As of press time callsign is unknown. QSL via
YI, IRAQ. The "Iraq Amateur Radio Society" (IARS) club station YI1IRQ
is once again back on the air as of November 14th. The last legitimate
airing of YI1IRQ was in August 2008. Visit the IARS Web page at:
Z6, KOSOVO. Marijan, S56A, will be active as Z6/S56A from south of
Pristina, close to the Serbian monastery of Gracanica, during the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a multiplier for the contest. He
will operate as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Marijan will be
in Kosovo between November 22-26th. Activity outside of the contest
will be on all bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. His equipment: TS-480 and
a homemade coaxial multiband vertical antenna. QSL via S56A.
ZM4, NEW ZEALAND. Members of the East Coast Contesters ZM4T/ZM2M Team
will be active using the callsign, ZM4T, in the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 24-25th) as a Multi-Multi entry. Operators mentioned are:
Lee/ZL2AL, Gary/ZL2IFB, Holger/ZL3IO, Peter/ZL2LF, Tom/ZL2MY and John/
ZL1BYZ. QSL via ZL2AL, only direct or LoTW with in 30 days or OQRS via
the ZM4T Web page at: http://www.zm4t.com
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