The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1138
November 25, 2013
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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).
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."
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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=6-9 100-400QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (November 22nd) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 onlyQSL 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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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 --ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS
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 OH2BHAs these efforts are only semi-serious, you shouldn't be surprised to see one of the Z8s appear on other bands as well.
Z81X by OH0XX on 15M, via OH0XX
Z81Z by DL3DXX on 40M, via K4ZW
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."
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:
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following stations are expected to be active in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th, 2013) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC CQZ Class QSL Callsign Entity Route ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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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