The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1188
November 10, 2014
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, NJ1Q & W1AW, N2NT, AA3B, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4II, K5GN, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, K9EL, QCWA Journal, AT International, DK9IP, 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, LY5W, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, RW6HS, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 2nd/November, through Sunday, 9th/November there were 225 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FO/m, FR, FT/t, FW, 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, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, 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, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, VU4, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, 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".
4S, SIR LANKA (Reminder)
Peter, DC0KK, will once again be active as 4S7KKG from Moragalla, Sri Lanka (AS-003, WLOTA 0762), between now and April 10th, 2015. Activity will be mainly on CW and the Digital modes. QSL via DC0KK, by the Bureau (preferred) or direct (see QRZ.com). LoTW on request. All QSLs for all QSOs will be sent via the QSL Bureau.
5K0, SAN ANDRES ISLAND (Reminder)
Tim, LW9EOC, who was active in April as 50JT, will once again be active from San Andres Island, but as 5K0A this time between November 26th and December 4th. Activity should be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He also plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) and the ARRL 160-Meter Contest (December 5-7th). QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL and LoTW.
Operators Bertrand/DF3FS (CW) and Oli/DL9OLI (SSB) will be active as 5Z4/homecall from Diani Beach between February 16th and March 8th (2015). Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. They plan to use verticals on 80/40/30m and Hexbeams on 20-10m. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and update, see:
Members of the Russian "Ural Contest Group" (UCG) will be active as 8Q7DV from the Maldives (AS-013) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are Vadim/R9DX, Serge/UA8DX and Igor/UA9CDC. Activity outside of the contest will be on all bands including the 30/17/12 meters bands. QSL via R9DX (ex-UA9CLB), direct or by the Bureau. The team will be there between November 22nd and December 4th. For updates, watch:
Operators Neil/VA7DX and Roger/ZS6RJ will be active as A25RJ from Botswana during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. Activity during and outside of the contest will be on 80-10 meters. QSL via ZS6RJ or LoTW.
A6, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Gerry, VE6LB, will once again be active as A6/VE6LB from Dubai between December 2-25th. Activity will be limited (holiday style) using 100 watts into a G5RV antenna (40-10m), but with a focus on 12/10m and mainly on CW. QSL direct via his home callsign (QRZ.com address) or LoTW and eQSL. Bureau QSLs can be requested via
Dave, K5GN, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) from Khalid's, A71CO, ranch in Doha as a Single- Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. He will be in Qatar between November 21-24th. Dave informs OPDX,
"I will be setting up the station for SOAB and testing things on the air on a time-limited basis. Between weekends I will be away from the radio on holiday in Doha with my wife and other friends. I'll be back on the air just before the contest and will be on the low bands until sunrise after the contest if I'm not too loopy. If a new 160 vertical can be raised for the contest, then 160 will be the focus, if not, then 80m."The decision on the QSL route for the A71CO CQWW CW Contest is still in the works. Listen for updates.
Steve, KG4LJB, should now be active as C6AJB from Eleuthera Island (NA-001) until November 15th. Activity will be on various HF bands most evenings and early mornings, as time permits. QSL via his home callsign.
CO0, CUBA (Special Event)
A group of operators will activate the special event callsign CO0SS from the beach of "La Boca" between November 21-23rd. Activity is to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the two heritage cities founded in 1514 (Sancti Spíritus and Trinidad) in south-central Cuba. Operations will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB, PSK, SSTV and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 7023, 10115, 14023, 21023, 24894 and 28023 kHzQSL via EA5GL.
SSB - 7145, 14180, 21150, 24955 and 28485 kHz
PSK - 7045, 10142, 14085, 21080, 24918, 28080 kHz
SSTV - 7070, 14230 and 21230 kHz
RTTY - 7045, 10142, 14085, 21080, 24918 and 28080 kHz
Frank, CO2IR, will be active from Cuba (NA-015, WW Loc. EL83tc) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single- Band (20m)/QRP entry. QSL via direct to address listed on QRZ.com.
CQ WPX AND LOTW (Some Applications Submitted Were Not Processed)
From ARRL.org, under news:
"It has been determined that some CQ WPX Awards Program applications using ARRL's Logbook of The World (LoTW) were not properly processed. If you used LoTW to apply for a WPX Award between mid-October and early November and have not yet received a e-mail acknowledgment, contact WPX Award Manager Steve Bolia, N8BJQ."D4, CAPE VERDE
FO, FRENCH POLNESIA
Philippe, FO4BM, will be active as FO4BM/P and possibly FO8AA/P from Mangareva, Gambier Islands (OC-063), between November 12-24th. Activity will be on the HF bands. If he uses the FO8AA/P callsign, it is for celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Radio Astronomy Oceania Club (CORA). QSL FO4BM/P via F4FJH. QSL FO8AA/P via the info on QRZ.com.
FO/M, MARQUESAS ISLANDS
Operators Taiki/W6TLD, Hiro/JI1JKW and Arihide/ JI1WTF will be active as FO/homecall from Hiva Oa Island (OC-027) between November 16-21st. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via their home callsigns.
FS, ST. MARTIN (Update)
John, K9EL, will once again be active as FS/K9EL from St. Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383, WW Loc. FK88) between November 19th and December 2nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He will be running 500 watts into a 3 element yagi on 6m, dipoles for 10-30m and a vertical for 40-80-160m. John will operate on 60m if there is interest. The plan is to concentrate on the higher HF bands (20-10m) as long as they are open to take advantage of the current good band conditions.
His operating frequencies (except during the contest) will be announced in real time via Twitter - @fsk9el. QSY requests and schedule requests sent to him via Twitter will be considered. This will be a holiday trip with only a minimal effort for the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Usually there are daily uploads to ClubLog and LoTW. QSL via his home callsign or on ClubLog's OQRS.
FT4TA, TROMELIN ISLAND
By the time you read this, the FT4TA Tromelin Island DXpedition should be QRT or almost QRT. According to a press release on Friday:
"We are now on the final lane of our operation. We will start to dismantle most of the antennas on Sunday because all equip- ment must be packed and stored in big plastic cases for transportation. The boxes will be transported from Tromelin to France in the coming months. We plan to keep all stations running but not on all bands for the last night. Estimated QRT time is around 0100z Monday."As this was being written on Sunday, ClubLog's Web page was showing as of 1542z, November 9th, the QSO count was 58631/Total and 15674/Unique callsigns (24108/CW, 27130/SSB and 7393/RTTY). Breakdown by continent is: 659/AF, 6/ANT, 7088/AS, 34539/EU, 14716/NA, 753/OC and 870/SA.
However, they announced on early Sunday:
"Today the team got in touch via sat-phone to inform they do not have internet anymore on the island. The logs are safe, but no more uploads will take place until they return to Mayotte on Monday. Later today they may be off air for 1 or 2 hours as they start to disassemble. No more 80/160 activity will take place. The focus tonight is 30 and 40m. They have made nearly 70,000 QSOs. Since there is no more internet please refrain from contacting pilots as the team will not now receive any new messages."The was an added surprise by the FT4TA team mid-week. Many DXers were happy to see some if not all of their QSOs already uploaded to LoTW.
Remeber the online log is available at:
For more details and updates, visit/watch the following URLs:IOTA NEWS
EU-125. Volker, DJ8VW, will be active as 5P8VW from Romo Island between December 6-20th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters. QSL to his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.
OC-049. Hans, DF2UU, is now active as A35DX from Atata Island until November 14th. Activity is on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
OC-208. Operators Din/YB8RW and Syafyuddin/YB8OUN will be active homecall/p from Banggai Island between November 18-22nd. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via YB8RW direct or OQRS.
Brian, GW4DVB, will once again be active as J88PI from Palm Island (NA-025) between April 13-21st (2015). Activity will be mainly SSB between 2000-2300z on 40/20/17/15/10/6 meters. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct. Visit his Web page at:
Bo, OZ1DJJ, will once again be active as OX3LX from Disko Island (NA-134) between November 26th and December 2nd. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via OZ1PIF direct (see QRZ.com). Logs get upload to LoTW, ClubLog and sometimes eQSL.
PJ2, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
Joeke, PA0VDV, will once again be active as PJ2/PA0VDV from Curacao (SA-006) between November 20th and December 26th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW only. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 10-16th)
Nov/10th HN Nov/13th AN Nov/15th HN Nov/11th HN Nov/14th HN Nov/16th LN Nov/12th 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=6-9 100-400REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE http://www.bandconditions.com
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (November 2nd and November 9th) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3B9FR via M0OXO HH2/PY3SB via PY2WC SV5/DL2JRM via DL2JRM 3Z2014DK via SP8AJC HK1/AD4Z via AD4Z T88AX via JA3RAF 6Y4K via VE3NE HR1AAB via EA7FTR T88SH via JA4BVU 8Q7OO via GM0IIO (d) HS0ZLB via K0BJ T88XC via JA0FKK A35DX via DF2UU HT5T via TI4SU (d) TI7/W5AP via W5AP A6/YO3FRI via YO3FRI IU1AUG/IX1 via IU1AUG TM100LGG via F4GRW CO6LC via IZ1GDB J6/DL7VOG via J6/DL7VOG UN3M via EA7FTR CR5A via CT1FFU LX8RTTY via LX1DA UP0L via DL8KAC CX7CO via EA5GL LZ1164SIM via LZ1KCP VU4CB via W4VKU EA8/OH2BP via OH2BP MA0XAU via DJ6AU VY1JA via N3SL ED5KV via EA5ELT NA8O/KH0 via JK1FNL W0I via W0GKP EG3CWV via EB3JP OP0PPY via ON7LX W1AW/KH8 via W1AW EH5NSM via EA5HRD OP4RO via ON4RO Z61KR via 9A1R FG4NO via F4AVX OP7VA via ON7VA ZA/Z62FB via Z62FB GJ8DX via G8DX (d/OQRS/*) OZ0IL via DO1BEN ZF35LC via W2SM (**) HB9/I2NRI via I2NRI PG200KMAR via PA9LUC ZW75PSO via PY2AA HF2014DK via SP6IEQ PS43GPB via PS7AB (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (*) No Bureau (**) LoTW preferredNEW QSL ROUTE. Vasiliy, RW6HS, reports that he is now the QSL Manager for CO2IR.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3A2MW, 4L8A, 8R1AE, A71AE, DD5ZZ, EW4AA, FM5AN, FT4TA, GJ8DX, JA0EQL, JL1SAM, KL5E, LU3CW, R3LM, T88HZ, TX7G, V63GW, VK9EC, VK9EX, VP2V/SP6AXW and YP35KZA
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4W6LU, 9M57MS, A52O, CX7CO, DS5QLJ/P, DX8DX, EA1RD/P, ES4QR, KH0/OZ0J, S9TF, T88VW, TG9/KG8XV, V73NS, VK9NT, YW5D, ZD9XF and ZL1RS
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: EM200UT, EM200UTS, EM2012EZ, EN1C, EN200ST, FJ/N5WR, LX3PR, LX7X, TO7BC, TT8/US3EZ, YC2IDA and YP1WFF/P
Nikolai, RW6ACM (ex-RI1ANP), will be active as RI1ANZ from Progress Station starting December 22nd. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via RN1ON, by the Bureau, direct, eQSL or LoTW.
Toshiharu, JA3JND, is now active as T88ON from "West Plaza By The Sea Hotel Rental Shack" on Palau Islands (OC-009) until November 11th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign.
Hiro, JA1WSX, will be active as T88WX from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between November 26th and December 1st. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th). QSL via JA1WSX. For more details about the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room), see:
T8, PALAU. KAORU
JH7WER, will be active as T88ER from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between December 3-6th. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
Ryosei, JH0IXE, will be active as T8CW from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between December 25th and January 4th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 ad PSK31. QSL via JA0FOX by the Bureau, JH0IXE direct, LoTW or eQSL.
TURKEYS TO BE ACTIVATED FOR THANKSGIVING (Special Event/USI Op)
Look for Terry, W4YBV, to activating two new islands on the Suwannee River for the U.S. Islands Award Program, on November 22nd and 23rd. The islands are called Turkey Island (USI FL496) and Little Turkey Island (USI FL497), and are about 18 miles up the river from the Gulf. Look for him on 40/20/ 15/10 meters between the hours of 1300 hours and 2200 hours each day. The boat trip will take about an hour each way, so look for him to be signing W4YBV or W4YBV/mm from his boat. Terry states, "We need 25 QSOs from each island to activate them (for the USI award). Please help out!" For more information, on QRZ.com, in the November QST under Special Events, or on Google maps for the island's locations.
TX5, AUSTRAL ISLANDS (Update)
Wayne, KK6BT, informs OPDX that he will be active as TX5W from Raivavae Island (IOTA OC-114) in the Austral Islands group between January 5-11th (2015). Activity will be on 40-10 meters, including the 17/12 meter bands, operating exclusively SSB. Suggested frequencies are: 7060, 14260, 18128, 21260, 24950 and 28460 kHz. His primary objective is to work as many amateurs in Central and Northern Europe as possible. QSL direct only to KE8G (DO NOT use QRZ address):
Jim Blanca, 5838 Acacia Rose Ct., Richmond, TX 77407. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW after 6 months. For more details and updates, visit the TX5W Web page at:
Bud, AA3B, will be active as V26K from Antigua (NA-100) between November 27th and December 1st. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. This will be an all CW operation. Please QSL via AA3B.
V4, ST. KITTS
Andy, N2NT, will once again be active from a contest station he plans to build on St. Kitts (NA-104) for the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th). He will signing as V47T and as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Some of his activities outside of the contest will be on CW and SSB only, probably no 30/17/12m (but maybe), and from V47JA's QTH signing V47NT with a K3 and verticals. Operations from the contest QTH will be with a K3, an amp, monoband yagis starting around Monday, November 24th, signing with the callsign V47NT. Andy will be on the island between November 19th and December 1st. QSL via W2RQ.
Winfried "Win", DK9IP, will once again be active as V55V from V52W's QTH in Omaruru this time for the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Win informs OPDX that he will be active in Namibia between November 26th and December 3rd. Before and after the contest, he will sign V5/DK9IP. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, using CW and RTTY. Win tells OPDX that he will also be on 6m, if there is still some activity on that band. He states, "I have to drive some miles to the 6m station so it is always difficult to catch a 6m opening." QSL V55V via DJ8VC and V5/DK9IP via DK9IP by the Bureau. Both logs will be uploaded to LoTW.
Mitsuru, JE1HXZ, will be active as V63XZ from Pohnpei Island between November 11-16th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters, including the 30/17/12m bands, using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS
Tim, NL8F, will once again be active as V73TM from Majuro Island (OC-029) in the Ratak Chain of the Marshall Islands between November 26th and December 3rd. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via K8NA (see QRZ.com).
Operators Dave/G3NKC, Martin/G4XUM, Carsten/G0SYP and Ulrich/DM5EE will be active as VP2MDX from Montserrat Island (NA-103) before/during/after the CQWW DX CW Contest November (29-30th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL route will be announced.
YS, EL SALVADOR
Hiro, JA6WFM, will be active as YS1YS (Club de Radio Aficionado callsign) the during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via YS1GMV direct.
YV0, AVES ISLAND
Members of the Radio Club Venezolano will celebrate their 80th anniversary by organizing a DXpedition Aves Island (IOTA NA-020, WLOTA L-0216) sometime this month. The callsign YV0AI was mentioned. This tiny sandbar island is also known as Prominencia de Aves. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1824, 3524, 7004, 10104, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHzOperators mentioned are YV4JCF, Juan/YV4KW, Daniel/YV4NN, Jesus/YV5CHJ, Wilmer/YV5CWM, Edwin/YV5EN, Fran/YV5EPM, Plutarco/YV5ER, Joe/YV5JAW, Antonio/YV5OIE, Alfredo/YV5SF, Mel/YV6BXN, Reinaldo/YV8AD, Dmitri/RA9USU and Joan/YY5SKA. QSL via YV5AJ or by the OQRS (Online QSL Request Service) by ClubLog (which will be activated ASAP, maybe during the DXpedition). NO eQSL. Stay tuned for more details. Also watch QRZ.com.
SSB - 1845, 3780, 7065/7160, 14145, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz
RTTY - 7035, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24921 and 2808 kHz
6m - 50105/CW and 50115/SSB
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