OPDX Bulletin 1030 October 3, 2011

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1030
BID: $OPDX.1030
October 3, 2011
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 & ARRL DX, N2OO, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4UEE, N4AA & QRZ DX, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), N0HJZ, AT International, DK9TN, DL5YWM, DL1SBF, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, EA5GL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3SXW, HP1AC, HS0ZCW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I1RBJ, JK1KSB, OH2BH, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PA7FM, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, UT5UY, VA3RJ & ICPO and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.

EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTE
Some of you may have noticed that the bulletins have been being published from Murfreesboro, TN. I am doing this remotely and it is not easy. I am here in TN because my daughter gave birth to my FIRST GRANDCHILD - Lliam Tyler Jones (9 lbs 6 oz. 21 3/4 in. - on September 27th). I am now a GRANDPA... It will seem that I will be making many trips to TN now....

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 25th-September, through Sunday, 2nd-October there were 229 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3C, 3D2, 3D2/r, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T33, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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" (WFWL).

3D2R, ROTUMA (Update)
The 3D2R team is now on the air. Last day of operations will be October 6th. They will be on all bands from 160-2 meters, including the 60m and 6m, using CW, SSB and RTTY. They will also be active on PSK, SSTV and EME. They plan to upload their logs on a daily basis to their online log. They will upload to LoTW approximately six months following the DXpedition. According to their Web page, they have made (as of October 2nd) 30134 QSOs (11856/SSB, 17027/CW, 1154/RTTY and 97/PSK31). QSL via YT1AD, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and updates, see the 3D2R Web page at:

http://www.yt1ad.info/3d2r/index.html

4W6, TIMOR-LESTE
The 4W6A team is now QRT as of September 26th. They made 41361 QSOs with 13255 unique callsigns (18954/CW, 21191/SSB and 1216/RTTY). Remember the QSL Manager is M0URX. QSL direct (w/SAE plus 1 IRC or 2 USDs), by the Bureau, or LoTW. The entire log will be uploaded to LoTW as quickly as possible after the end of the operation. Direct or Bureau QSLs may also be requested using the M0URX Online QSL Request Service (OQRS). There is a link from the 4W6A Web site at:

http://www.4w6a.com

5N, NIGERIA
Bodo, DL3OCH (ex-5N0OCH), will be active as 5N7Q from Abuja between October 3-15th. He is there for maintenance work on a broadcast station. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using one of the largest fully rotatable short wave antennas in the world (his antenna gain is over 20 dbi on all bands). Modes will be CW and SSB. QSL via DF8DX.

5V, TOGO
Arnauld, F4FOO, will be active as 5V7MA from Togo between Dec- ember 19th and January 4th. Activity will be limited to his free time on 20-10 meters SSB only. QSL via his home callsign.

5X, UGANDA
Nick, G3RWF, will once again be active as 5X1NH from Uganda starting November 23rd for three weeks. Activity will have an emphasis on low bands using a new amp. QSL via his home callsign.

6O, SOMALIA
Michael, PA5M, is now active as 6O0M from Somalia until October 4th. Activity will be limited to his spare time because he works for the UN under the WFP. Operations should be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and very little PSK31. Main activity will probably be during his local evenings, after 1800z, using wire antennas and a FT857. QSL via PA7FM. For more details see:

http://www.6o0m.pa7fm.nl

8Q, MALDIVES
Seiji "OKU", JK1KSB, will once again be active as 8Q7SO from Mirihi Island Resort (AS-013, WW Loc MJ63jo) at South Ari Atoll between October 28th and November 3rd. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW, RTTY, SSB and PSK31. QSL via JK1KSB, by the Bureau or the address on (QRZ.com).

A7, QATAR
Members of the Lufthansa Amateur Radio Club (LARC) in cooperation with the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS - A71A) will once agin be active as A71DLH from here between October 22-29th. Their activity will be on all bands using CW, SSB and the Digi modes. Operators for this year's 2011 operation are Mustapha/DL1BDF, Wolfgang/DK2DO, Bernd/ DL2NTC, Michael/DB4XN, Michael/DF4HR and Sven/DG3HT. They will send their QSLs via the DARC Bureau or QSL via their QSL Manager DL0LH. Online log will be available at:

http://www.dl0lh.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57&Itemid=114

AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Kan, AB2RF/JJ2RCJ, will be active as AH0/AB2RF from the Saipan Rental Shack on Northern Mariana Island (OC-086) between November 2-5th. Activity will be focused on the low bands, RTTY and PSK. QSL via JJ2RCJ, direct or by the Bureau or LoTW. For more details about the Saipan Rental Shack, see the following Web page at:

http://saipan.rental-shack.com/english/index.html

C6, BAHAMAS
Rich, N0HJZ, will be active as C6ARW from Grand Bahama Island between October 27-31st. Activity will be on 160-10 meters (no 30/17/12m) using CW and SSB. Operations will also include the CQWW DX SSB Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign direct.

CN, MOROCCO
Jim, W7EJ, will once again be active as CN2R during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via W7EJ.

CY0, SABLE ISLAND
Look for Alan, VE1AWW, to return to Sable Island again on October 5th and stay until the end of the year. Activity will be limited to his spare time using just a vertical and dipole. QSL via his home callsign.

EF9, CEUTA AND MELILLA
Salvador, EA5DY, will be active as EF9A from Ceuta and Melilla during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/ Single-Band (??m) entry. QSL via his home callsign.

EL, LIBERIA
Once again members of the VooDoo Contest Group will be active from here beginning November 21st. This is their 23rd straight year, but this time it will from a location just South of Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. Their main goal is to be an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Multi category using the callsign EL2A. Outside of the contest, the following mentioned operators will use their own personal callsigns: Ned/AA7A (EL2NS), Roger/G3SXW (EL2A), Fred/G4BWP (EL2WP), Mike/ KC7V (EL2MF), Lee/KY7M (EL2LF) and Bud/N7CW (EL2CW). QSL via their home callsign. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW.

HK0, SAN ANDRES ISLAND
Daniel, DL5YWM, will be active as HK0/DL5YWM from San Andres Island (NA-033) between October 5-13th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. He states that a detour to Providencia (NA-049) will be decided at the "last minute". QSL via DL5YWM.

HK0NA MALPELO ISLAND 2012 DXPEDITION PRESS RELEASE (Dated Sept. 30th)

"The Malpelo 2012 DXpedition is pleased to announce that the HK0NA operating team has added two new operators, both physicians..W0GJ and K9SG. The team now consists of 18 operators representing eight countries.

Two members of the team will travel to Malpelo for a reconnaissance visit in late October. The purpose is to check out possible operating sites and make final decisions on the type and placement of antennas. We want to try to have antennas oriented for all parts of the DX world. Also, some equipment will be moved onto the island and stored until our DXpedition begins in late January 2012.

Every effort is being made to extend the length of time available for operating. This requires coordination with the authorities and agencies that oversee the island and the charter boat company. It appears that we can get to the island one day earlier and may have the option of staying a few extra days. Of course, our costs will rise accordingly. The current plan has the team QRV on or about January 23rd for 12-14 days.

Operations are planned on 160 through 6 meters on CW, SSB and one Digital mode.

Several of the Elecraft K3s are already in Colombia. The other K3s, five KPA500 amplifiers, antennas from DX Engineering, and Spiderbeam 65 foot masts for the low band antennas will be shipped soon. The Alpha 8410s are on their way.

The Malpelo team is paying all their transportation expenses to/from Colombia and putting up about one-half of all the DXpedition costs. To cover the remainder of our expenses, your financial assistance is kindly requested. Contributions are being sought from DX Foundations, DX Clubs and individual DXers. You may contribute directly to DXARC (Colombia) or to K4UEE (North America), DJ9ZB (Europe), or JA1ELY (Asia/JA). See our website: www.hk0na.com for further information on how you can help. N2OO and the SJDXA have graciously agreed to handle QSL duties.

We plan periodic press releases with information of interest. Also, watch the website for breaking news.

Thanks, , Jorge Prieto, HK1R, DXpedition leader
Bob Allphin, K4UEE-co-leader
Gregg Marco, W6IZT-co-leader"

HU, EL SALVADOR
Mario, YS1GMV,and a team of operators will be active as HU1YS from "Club de Radioaficionados de El Salvador" (C.R.A.S.) in San Salvador during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via EA5GL.

IOTA NEWS
AF-019. Angelo, I2ADN, will be active as I2ADN/IG9 Lampedusa Island (IIA AG001) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m) entry. QSL via I2ADN.

AS-080. Over the past weekend, a team of 13 operators were expected to be active as HL0V from Anmyon Island between October 1-3rd. QSL via HL2UVH.

EU-095. Paul, I1RBJ, operated September 27th from the Island of IF in the FRIOUL GROUP as F/I1RBJ/P and just made a few dozen 20m SSB QSOs. This was only a test for a much larger all band operation in October. Paul tells OPDX, "I did operate portable atop the Chateux d'If on If Island, the Chateux being famous for the Earl of Montecristo of A.Dumas. Fantastic place! QSL to my F/I1RBJ Montauroux address PSE."

NA-075. You still may have time to work Heinz/VA7AQ and Frank/VE7DP as homecall/7 from Pender Island until 2200z Monday, October 3rd. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17 meters. QSL via their home callsign.

OC-133. Saty, JE1JKL, will be active as 9M6NA from Labuan Island, East Malaysia, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via JE1JKL, direct or E-mail requests for Bureau QSL to: 9m6na@jsfc.org
For more info, see: http://jsfc.org/je1jkl/9m6na.html

OC-239. Operators Joni/YB9WZJ and Har/YB0MWM will be active as homecall/9 from Doom Island between Ocober 1-8th. Activity will be on 20/17 meters SSB with some RTTY and PSK31. All QSLs via YB9WZJ.

KH2, GUAM
Masanori, JA1OZK, will be active as KH2KY from Guam (OC-027) between October 22-29th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign.

KH2/NH2, GUAM
Dave, N2NL, will be active as NH2T from Guam (OC-026) during both the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) and CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Assisted entry. He is expected to be here until the summer of 2013. Dave will be active (outside of contests) as KH2/N2NL and during all contests as NH2T. QSL via LoTW or via W2YC.

KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Yuriy, N2TTA, will be active as KP2MM during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (possibly 15m or 10m) entry. QSL via LoTW. For more details, see:

http://www.wix.com/n2tta1/kp2mm

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 3-9th)

 Oct  03    AN          SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS
 Oct  04    AN          --------------------
 Oct  05    AN          BN - Below Normal
 Oct  06    AN          AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
 Oct  07    AN          LN - Low Normal
 Oct  08    AN-HN       HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
 Oct  09    HN          DIS  - Disturbed
                        VDIS - Very Disturbed

   GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
   ---------------------
   QUIET - The "A" index is expected to be between
           0-7 and the "K" index will be 2 or less
   UNSETTLED - The "A" index is expected to be between
           7-16 and "K" index will be 3 or less
NH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Mazshita, JF2SKV, will be active as NH0S from Saipan (OC-086, USI NI002S, WLOTA 1333), Northern Mariana Islands, between October 27-31st. Activity will be on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via JF2SKV.

OJ0X SEPTEMBER 1 REPORT (Press Release by OH2BH)

There is no doubt autumn is approaching the North and the weather is becoming rather unstable. The second group - OH1TV, OH2BAD, OH2BO, OH5BM - has ex- perienced the full variety while radio propagation hit the rock bottom. It is not often that Northern Lights are visible on the latitude of Market Reef - now the Aurora Borealis was seen on the last day of the German group but also the current second week's Finnish group. There were predictions of a recovery of band conditions for this weekend ≠ but no signs of it yet.

Worse is expected again on the horizon, and the forecast for next Tuesday is high winds. Hence the group for the third week will need to travel to Aland Islands early to be stand-by for a potential advanced outing.

If you are still in need of some band points, you may watch the weather reports at

http://www.g3txf.com/dxtrip/OJ0X/OJ0X.html
direct from the Market Reef automatic weather station. There the Titanex 160/80M vertical may be taken down today as preparation for early departure as well as for poor propagation on the low bands.

But the spirits remain high among the group as they have passed 30,000 QSO and eagerly wait for 10M to open up. Nevertheless, the third week's group - OH1ND, OH2BH, SM0W and SM6U - may take advantage of any 10 & 12M openings to all regions of the world.

OJ0X also experienced some curious magic as UPS delivered a new RF choke for their burned Alpha 91B amplifier. Thanks to quick action from Acom Bulgaria, the choke arrived in Finland the following day. Unfortunately, UPSís one-day service anywhere in Europe did not extend to Market Reef. Hopefully the next group will be able to bring the third amplifier back on line.

Are you guys in the audience having any fun yet? With 60,000 hits at (QRZ.com), some of you are still there. The band slot race is still there with ON7GB and LZ1NG leading Europe with 20 points while Asia's JA4DND is close behind (19). The US East Coast is suffering from poor propagation with K5EK running far behind at 14 points. Just enjoy the log search facility operated by Nigel, G3TXF

www.clublog.org/charts/?c=OJ0X
but save any queries until the operation is finished."
PJ2, CURACAO
Andy, DK5ON, will be active as PJ2/DK5ON from Curacao (SA-099) between March 12-30th (2012). Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via his home callsign.

PJ4, BONAIRE
Wim, ON4CIT, will be active as PJ4J from Bonaire (SA-006) between October 27th and November 9th. Activity will focus on RTTY and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

PLANNING DXPEDITION AROUND THAILAND?
Charles, HS0ZCW, states,

"If you are planning a DXpedition to places that could include Bangkok as a staging point, I can definitely recommend using Bangkok as the place. Advantages include new airport with connections everywhere, good and cheap hotels, cheap food and transportation locally, interesting place for short tour, and best of all, a 5 square block area packed with electronic parts. In the Bangkok Bon Mhor district downtown are hundreds of shops selling coax and coax plugs, any electronic part and ICs, and is very complete. Not sold are yagis below 10 meters. Recommend shipping your radios on to final destination but any Yaesu radio can be sold over the counter for export but must order first for Bangkok pick up. I will be happy to give advice."
QSL INFO AND NEWS
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated September 25th and October 2nd)
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3D2R/MM via YT1AD           ES9C via ES5RY           OZ/DL5ASE via DL5ASE
  3Z35KKK via SP3PGZ (Bureau only) EY8MM via K1BV      P29ZL via W1YRC
  5B/SQ9IVD via SQ9IVD        FP/G3ZAY via G3ZAY       P49X via W0YK
  5B4AIF via EB7DX            FP/G4EAG via G4EAG       PA/DL1EAL via DL1EAL
  5C2B/P via IS0AGY           FP/M1BXF via M1BXF       R80TV via R7AA
  6Y6U via W1UE               GB11NH via G4OSB         R230Z via UA6GX
  7X2ARA via DF4SA (9/2011)   HB9IRC via HB9OCR        RA/UT2LA via UT2LA
  9A/S52DG/P via S52DG        HB9SFGB via HB9EDG       RA3CQ via M0OXO
  9H3IP via HA3JB (direct)    HG7T via HA7TM           SM/DL1DN/P via DL1DN
  CO2NO via HA3JB (direct only) HS0ZGQ via DK8MZ       SN0ZH via SP3PJW
  CT9/DL6TK via DL6TK         J49XB via DJ9XB          SO4M via SP4MPG
  D7A via 6K2BWA              LT0H via EA7FTR          SP0DXC via SP7DQR
  DL/KE9I via KE9I            NH0Z via JJ2VLY (direct) SZ3I via SV3BEF
  DM55JES via DK4WA           OE90B via OE4RGC         T6BP via 9A6AA
  DR0A via DJ9XJ              OG0I via OH2TA           T6JC via S57J
  E7/ZL1SLO via ZL1SLO        OJ0X via OH2BH           T8XX via DL5AXX
  EA6/DJ5GI via DJ5GI         OK8FK via DK7FK          TK/HB9DPO via HB9DPO
  EA8/DL2MDU via DL2MDU       ON8HS via 9K2HS         UF6V/UA8WAA via UA8WAA
  ED5CEF via EA5CEE           OZ/DJ2AS via DJ2AS UK/UA1ZEY via RW6HS (direct)
  EE7H via EA7AH              OZ/DK1AW via DK1AW       VP9/WW3S via WW3S
  EG8LM via EA8CNR            OZ/DL4AMK via DL4AMK     YT0WFF via YU7CM
HELP SAVE THE DX LOGS! Bob, N2OO, from the QSL Manager Society, states, "If anyone knows of any DX or DXpedition logs and blank cards that are in jeopardy of being trashed, PLEASE save them! If you are a QSL Manager and can't be bothered any more, PLEASE contact us! Contact the QSL Managers Society and we pledge to locate a quality replacement QSL Manager. Just because a DXpedition log is old does not mean that it is not worthy of being saved! Save DX Logs!"
Go to www.qsl.net/qslmanagers or E-mail qslmanagers@qsl.net

NEW QSL MANAGER. Pedro, EA5GL, informs that he is the new QSL Manager for the following stations for the upcoming CQWW DX SSB Contest: CE3EEA, NH7O, 6Y5JH and HU1YS.

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4W6A and JA6JNF

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4L1BR, 4O3ANT, 5W0NU, 5J0T, 6Y1LZ, 7Z1SJ, 9L0W, 9M6XRO, A35KL, BA1KW, CP4BT, EH9AI, ER1LW, FG/F6AUS, FP/W6HGF, FT8GA, HC1HC, HC2AQ, HH2/PY1ZV, J38A, J79WE, KP2B, NP2X, NP3CW, PJ4D, R1ANB, S21YZ, T31A, T6AF, TG7WW, TG9/DL5RMH, TI5/N3KS, TL0A, TS8P, UA9FQY, V31RN, VP50V, VP8ORK, VU2PHD, VU4PB, YN2ER, ZB2FK, ZB3B, ZK3OU and ZP6CW

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: R1ANB

T32, CHRISTMAS ISLAND (Reminder)
The Five Star DXers Association (FSDXA) group is now active as T32C from Kiritimati (Christmas Island) until October 25th. As of 0659z, October 2nd, the T32C operation has made 14265/QSOs with 7145 Unique Callsigns (7344/SSB, 6919/CW and 2/RTTY). Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog

www.clublog.org/charts/?c=T32C&a=embed
on a daily basis and any news posted will be on the T32C website. For more details/updates, visit their Web page at:
http://www.t32c.com

TI8, COSTA RICA
Operators Keith/W4KTR, Eddie/K4UN, Bob/W4BW, Lex/W4XO, Carlos/TI2KAC, Juan Carlos/TI2JCY and TI2ZM will be active as TI8M from Costa de Pajaros, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via TI2KAC, direct preferred but bureau "OK". Look for activity before the contest on 160-10 meters.

TK, CORSICA
Operators Mario/DJ2MX, Simon/DJ4MZ, Maththias/DK4YJ, Ulf/DK5TX, Christoph/DK9TN, Luise/DL2MLU and Bernhard/DL6RAI will be active as TK/homecall between November 23-28th. Activity will include an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-2 category using the callsign TK4W. QSL TK4W via OQRS (Online QSL Request System) and QSLs for TK/homecall via their home callsign. For more details, see:

http://www.dq4w.de/2011/tk4w

TO7, MARTINIQUE (NA-107)
Dim, UT5UGR, will once again be active as TO7A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL TO7A via UT5UGR.

TX5, MARQUESAS ISLANDS (Update/Reminder)
Alex, UT5UY, wants to remind OPDX readers that an international team of operators will be active from Hatiheu, Nuku Hiva (OC-027) between October 19th and November 1st. Activity will be on all bands and modes including an entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). Operations mentioned are on 160-10 meters (includingv30/17/12m bands) on CW, SSB and RTTY, using 4 stations on the air at the same time on different bands and modes. The following callsigns will be used:
 TX3T ≠ Activity between October 16-19th and November 1-4th, will be from Papeete, Tahiti (OC-046) -- before and after their Marquesas operation.
 TX7M ≠ The main callsign for their activity between October 19th and November 1st, will be from Hatiheu, Nuku Hiva (OC-027), Marquesas Island.
 TX5A ≠ Their callsign for the CQWW DX SSB Contest from Hatiheu, Nuku Hiva (OC-027), Marquesas Island).

Operators mentioned are Oleg/R3FA (leader), Alex/UT5UY (co-leader), Michel/FO5QB, Alex/US0KW, Andy/UU4JMG, Alex/UX0LL, Andy/RK7A, Leo/UA7A, Oleg/US7UX, Serege/UR5MID and Mike/RU3UR. QSL Manager is Eugene, RZ3EC. There are three options to QSL - Bureau (using the OQRS), direct to QSL Manager and LoTW (All QSO(s) data will be placed into LoTW after Expedition is over). There is a survey available on their Web page for bands/modes needs. The team is looking for sponsors. For more details, visit the TX7M Web page at:

http://www.tx7m.com

UK, UZBEKISTAN
Takhir, UA1ZEY, is now active as UK/UA1ZEY from Samarkand until October 13th. Activity will be mainly CW. QSL via RW6HS direct, or to UA1ZEY by the Bureau.

V5, NAMIBIA (Ops Needed!)
David, GI4FUM, of the CQ DX African Safaris, is planning a DXpedition to Namibia next year in March and is looking for operators. He states that their host will be Andre, V51B, in Orange- mund in Southern Namibia. The whole adventure starts in early March and includes a sight seeing tour before ending up at Orangemund for 10 days of operating prior to being an entry in for CQ WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th). There would be the opportunity to do some sight seeing in Namibia before returning home via Cape Town. If interested in joining David's group, send an E-mail to: gi4fum@arrl.net For more details, visit the CQ-DX African Safaris Web site at:

htp://www.3da0ss.net

VK0, MACQUARIE ISLAND
A second operator has joined Kevin, VK0KEV, on the Island of Macquarie (AN-005). Look for Trevor, VK8TH, to be active as VK0TH. His length of stay is not known. Activity so far has been on PSK31, but he is expected to be on 80-6 meters using a Yaesu FT-897 into a 5 band vertical and a 40m dipole. QSL via JE1LET (direct only).

VP9, BERMUDA
Bob, G3PJT, will be active as VP9/G3PJT between March 8-15th (20120. Activity will include the RSGB Commonwealth Contest 2012. QSL via his home callsign. For more details, see:

http://www.beru.org.uk

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