The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1034
October 31, 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, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4/VP9KF, K6VNX, KH6BZF, N7UN, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), N0AT, 9M6DXX, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DL6KVA, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, EA5RM, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3ZVW, HA1AG, HA5PP, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, OH2BN, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, PY7XC, RSGB IOTA Web Site, SM3CVM, TA1HZ, VA3RJ & ICPO and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTES (by Tedd, KB8NW)
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQWW DX SSB Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the CQWW DX SSB Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 21st-October, through Friday, 28th-October there were 252 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3D2/r, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FO/m, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, 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, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9C, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZK2, 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).
Operator Hrane/YT1AD, Dragan/YT3W, Dimitri/RA9USU, Carlos/ EA1IR and members from the 3V8BB Club (Loutfi and Alea) will be active as 3V8BB or 3V0A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single or Multi-2 entry. QSL via YT1AD.
Look for 3V8ST, the club station at the headquarters of the Tunisian Scouts in Tunis, to be active for the first time during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). QSL via the Bureau or direct to: Amateur Radio Club Station Tunis, P.O. Box 339, Tunis El-Mahrajène 1082, Tunisia.
The 3XY1D team is now active until November 1st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. As of 0638z, October 27th, the 3XY1D operation has made 35601/QSOs (9113/SSB, 25833/CW, 89/PSK and 566/RTTY). Online logs are available at:
Tonno, ES5TV, will be active as 4O3A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Activity will be from Ranko, 4O3A, superstation. QSL via 4O3A, direct or by the LoTW.
4W6A FINAL PRESS RELEASE (dated October 24th)
"The 4W6A DXpedition is now history. The team of Stuie, VK8NSB (team leader); Oliver, VK8DX; Bernd, VK2IA; Ant, MW0JZE; Tim, M0URX (also QSL manager); John, 9M6XRO; and Steve, 9M6DXX; plus pilot Col, MM0NDX, and assistant QSL manager Kev, M0TNX, would like to take this opportunity to thank all the DXers who made a QSO with 4W6A for their patience during the big pile-ups.5R, MADAGASCAR
Copies of the licence and other validation material have been sent to both the DXCC desk and the RSGB IOTA Manager and 4W6A has been accepted for DXCC and as OC-232 for IOTA. Logs were uploaded to Logbook of The World a few days after the end of the DXpedition. QSL cards have been ordered and we are awaiting the final proof of the QSL design from the printer. As of 23 October, QSLs for over 11,000 QSOs 27% of the total log have already been requested either direct or by OQRS. And this less than a month after the end of the DXpedition! These requests have already been processed and the direct QSLs will be sent as soon as the cards are received from the printers. Bureau cards requested by OQRS will be sent out soon afterwards, with direct mailings to the major QSL bureaus of the world.
A report on the DXpedition with a few photos and videos can be found at
www.m0urx.comwhile 150 more photographs have been uploaded to: http://www.4w6a.com/about-timor-leste/gallery.htmlMore videos taken by VK8DX and MW0JZE can be found on YouTube - search '4W6A' and look for the videos uploaded by 'mw0jze'.
Finally, we would once again like to publicly thank all the DX groups, companies and individuals that so generously sponsored this DXpedition. All are listed on the 4W6A website at:
http://www.4w6a.com/sponsorsWe look forward to seeing you from the next location wherever that may be............
73,Steve, 9M6DXX, 4W6A Team Member"
5Z, KENYA (Update/Date Change)
Sigi, DL7DF, will be on holiday with his XYL Sabine in Kenya between November 23rd and December 6th. He plans to be active as 5Z4HW and operate on all bands, 160-10 meters using CW, SBB, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV as often as possible. The location is the Diani Beach at the coastline of Kenyanear Mombasa. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the DARC Bureau. For more details and updates, visit:
7Q, MALAWI (Update)
Operators Rob/GM3YTS and Gav/GM0GAV will be active as 7Q7GM between October 31st and November 13th. Activity will be CW only with a focus on the low bands, especially 160/80m. They are hoping to have an online log available. Look for all QSOs to be uploaded to LoTW as soon as they return home. QSL via GM4FDM. They now have a Blog page for this operation with news and updates at:
7U, ALGERIA (Special Event)
Members of the Algerian Radio Amateurs (ARA - 7X2ARA) will activate 7U1MA during the month of November. Activity is to celebrate the opening of Algiers new subway (Metro Algeria - suffix of the callsign). Operations will be on HF bands (modes not provided). QSL via the Bureau or direct to: Amateurs Radio Algériens, PO Box 1, ALGER RP 16000, Algeria. No eQSL and LoTW. Visit the ARA Web page at:
Zoltan, HA5PP, will be active as 9H3PP during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. He will be there between November 24-29th. Activity outside of the contest will be on 80-10 meters mainly on CW (possibly some SSB) while testing out the antennas for the contest. QSL via HA5PP.
9TH AAW ACTIVITY
Frank, IZ7AUH/AK1CQ, announced that he will be active in the 2012 9th Antarctic Activity Week (AAW), which will take place February 20-26th, once again using both of his special callsigns II7ANT (WAP-12) and IR7ANT (WAP-74). QSL via IZ7AUH, either direct, by the Bureau or via OQRS at:
AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Kazuo, JH8PHT, will be active as AH0KT from Saipan on Northern Mariana Island (OC-086) between November 24-28th. QSL via his home callsign. PLEASE do not QSL to Saipan.
BX5, TAIWAN (AS-020)
Jimmy, BX5AA, from Changhua City, Taiwan (WLOTA 0022), will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/High-Power entry. Jimmy states that BX5 is a rare prefix for Taiwan (CQ 24). QSL via BX5AA, direct (see (QRZ.com)). Visit his Web page at:
CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Update)
Operators Ron/AA4VK, Jeff/N1SNB and Murray/ WA4DAN are scheduled to be active as homecall/CY0 between December 29th and January 6th. It is confirmed that the Aircraft has been chartered. For more details and updates, watch the Web page at:
DP0, ANTARCTICA (AN-016)
Operators Felix/DL5XL and Las/DL1LLL will be at Neumayer III Station (WAP DEU-08) in December. They will be using the club station's callsign DP0GVN. A new amplifier (Acom 2000A) has been shipped to Neumayer Station, so they hope to have a good signal on the bands. DL5XL will return back to Germany at the end of February 2012, while DL1LLL will remain over the winter at the Neumayer III Base until February 2013. Felix was asked about a possibility to activate some special spots such as Palaoa Observatory or Neumayer/SANAE Emergency base (both "New One WAP"), while down there. Felix said, "I will not promise any portable activities, but I am aware of the WAP chasers' interest in these new locations and will try to do my best if there is free time."
TNX DL5XL @ WAP website www.waponline.it
E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS
Oliver, W6NV, is now active as E51NNV from the Island of Rarotonga (OC-013, WFF E5FF-002); his length of stay is unknown. Activity has been on 10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via his home callsign. Reports indicate that Oliver is part of a Multi-Op team which will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as E51Z. Operators mentioned are Bill/WB6BFG (E51BFG), Oliver/W6NV (E51NNV) and Dick/N6AA. QSL E51Z via K6VNX, direct or by the Bureau. QSL also via LoTW.
EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS
Juan, EA5BM, will bw active as EA6FO from Ibiza Island (EU-004) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th); the category TBA (not yet decided). QSL via (QRZ.com)'s instructions.
ED9, CEUTA & MELILLA
Operators Paul/DF4SA, Jorge/EA9LZ, Axel/DL6KVA, Zoli/HA1AG, Laszlo/HA3NU and Robert/N5KO will be active as ED9M from Ceuta during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. The team will use Spiderbeams and vertical antennas. QSL will be via HA1AG. Log will be automatically uploaded to LoTW "AFTER" the CQWW log submission deadline.
Serge, UT5UDX, will be active as ER4A during both the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) and CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via RA4LW direct only.
Gil, FM5FJ, will be active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via KU9C.
AS-191. (Update to OPDX.1033) The 7Z7AA activity from Jabal Al Lith, Saudi Arabia, between November 17-25th, now has Web page available at:
SA-046. A group of Brazilian operators will be active as PX7C from Itamaraca Island, Brazil, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are Cristovao/PY7GK, Antonio/PY7OO, Benedito/PY7VI, Cicero/ PY7ZY, Jemesson/PY7XC and Andre/PY0FF. QSL via PY7CRA.
J6, ST. LUCIA
The "Buddies in the Caribbean" DXpedition group which specializes in 100 watt or less low power radios and the Buddipole portable antenna systems will be back again to St. Lucia between December 4-12th. They state that the north shore Villa location was magnificent on their first visit in February 2010, and they want 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 mentioned are: Budd/W3FF, Guy/N7UN, David/WD9CMD, Joe/N7BF, Steve/WF2S, Tom/K9CJM, Bill/AA4OC, and Barclay/WU1B. There will be 3 villa stations in operation on 160-10 meters 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. The group will participate in the ARRL 10m Contest (callsign: J68UN) between December 10-11th. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or mail to the operator's home callsign (SASE required). For more details, see the following Web site at:
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 31st- November 6th)
Oct/31st AN Nov/03rd AN Nov/05th AN Nov/01th AN Nov/04th AN Nov/06th AN Nov/02nd 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=6-9 100-400NP4, PUERTO RICO
Peter, PA8A, will once again be active as PJ4B from Bonaire (SA-006) between Janaury 8-22nd, 2012. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via PA8A direct only (w/2 USDS and SAE).
QSL INFO AND NEWS
9N1AA QSL STATUS. Carl, N4AA, Editor of "QRZ DX", reports: "I am pleased to report that Satish is back on the air after a very long time of inactivity. I have agreed to resume acting as his QSL Manager. I now have his logs for the first few days of his operation in mid-October 2011. *PLEASE*.... I do not have ALL of his old logs. Many of those were lost when his computer was confiscated and are no longer available. If you want me to check for any OLD contacts, E-mail me the data and I'll look, but it is doubtful that I can confirm many, if ANY, of those old contacts. *SAE with adequate postage is required for direct response."
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 6Y5/W1UE, AM5M, E72U, EA6AZ, GI5K, HA3LI, HA5AWT, HR1RTF, II5ITA, J37BO, JA2IVK, JH0IMP, LA5VSA, MI0LLL, MU0FAL, OE3GCU, OG0I, OH0X, OH8KTN, OM3TWN, OM4EX, ON4IQ, PX2T, RL9F, RN4ABD, S55O, SK3W, ST0R, SV0XCC/9, SV1EBV, UA9CGL, UN9LU, VE7AX, VK0TH, YV6BFE and ZK2V
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4L1UN, 4S7KM, EK6GB, HI3K, MH0Z, NH0J, RI1FJA, S79DO, ST0R, TI2MEF, TK5MH, UN7PBY, V63DX, VK9HR, W6HGF/KH0 and YB0NFL
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5H3AP/3, 6W1SJ, 9M6XRO/P, B7P, BA6IV, BH3AGU, DL9GMM/MM, DU9/DL5SDF, EX/W0AIH, FY5FY, J28AA and T88ME
RADIO ARCALA TEAM POISED TO STRIKE HARD IN CQWW DX SSB CONTEST
A press release sent out by Jarmo, OH2BN, from Helsinki, dated October 25th, states:
"It is that great time of the year when the Northern folks typically head South but now increasingly also allow their own hardware to speak for Nordic supremacy.SI9, SWEDEN (Special Event)
MARKET REEF, OJ0X -- Challenging the soon-to-be freezing sea, they try to activate Market Reef for the first time as a CQWW SSB Contest multiplier. If lucky on this week's Thursday landing, OJ0X will be aired by Timo/OG9X, Olli/OH0XX, Martti/OH2BH, Harri/OH6VM and Teemu/ SM0W in the Multi-2 category. You can follow their adventure at:
AZORES ISLANDS, CR2X -- Early Tuesday morning, Toni, OH2UA heads to Radio Arcala's Atlantic outpost to see how improved 10M propagation can push his score to new heights. The Azores station is now furnished with a new dual FTdx5000 setup, with OM Power auto amps at all Radio Arcala stations.
ALAND ISLANDS, OH0X -- The world renowned OH0W site in Brando, Aland Islands, is now integrated into the Radio Arcala station network as OH0X, and an old warhorse Pertti, OH2PM, will be shooting for Northern Europe SOAB honors. Here the old wisdom is to face the challenge of young energy. OH0X cut the finish line first in the recent Polar Battle (CW) - the Scandinavian Activity Contest - with Toni, OH2UA, at the helm.
NORTHERN FINLAND, OH8X -- The Radio Arcala mother-ship on the Arctic Circle is to be manned by Kim, OH6KZP, amid good prospects for openings with polar propagation on all three higher bands. The station recently won the SSB Polar Battle (SAC) with Tonno, ES5TV at the controls.
SOUTHERN FINLAND, OH2BH -- With a slightly different propagation out- look to North and West, Pasi, OH6UM, will try to maneuver somewhere in between, aiming to show up as a dark horse in this battle and ride the Northern Lights to another mathematical marvel while Martti is seaboard at OJ0X, now in his 50th consecutive CQWW.
You have five runners from the Polar Region to look for and nail down. Following the CQWW, these serious stations will present their 'clean sheets' - their success of staying up for 48 hours, without touching their bed sheets! All four are true all-band single-ops committed to following the newly promoted Contesting Code of Conduct due to be released after the race in the upcoming Contest Club Finland's PileUP! magazine, themed 'The Last Blast'.
All CQWW QSOs, SSB and CW, by Radio Arcala stations will be confirmed on a single X-rated QSL card and via LoTW. It is contesting time again at Radio Arcala."
S0, WESTERN SAHARA (WFWL)
Operator Mahfoud, S01MZ, has been active this past week on 20/15 meters usually between 1230-1800z. No other details are known about this station, so "Work First Worry Later". He states to QSL via EA1BT.
T32, CHRISTMAS ISLAND
The Five Star DXers Association (FSDXA) group is now QRT as T32C from Kiritimati. The T32C operation has made 213169/QSOs with 48914 Unique Callsigns (88416/SSB, 102216/CW, 13/PSK31, 1506/PSK63, 19225/RTTY and 1765/FM). They believe there are at least 10 new world records in the totals, plus there is the possibility that some of the 6m QSOs were 'firsts'. Logs are available on ClubLog at:
T32, CHRISTMAS ISLAND
QSL Manager Stan, KH6CG, reports on October 24th: "I just spoke to Nobby (G0VJG) one of the ops at T32C, he informed me that the Team left Tov, T32TV, four vertical antennas ands tons of coax, and a NEW Yaesu FT450D transceiver!!!!! They said Tov was so very grateful. I am so happy for him. I really appreciated the generosity of the T32C team, and Yaesu to do this for my good friend Tov, T32TV. Now that's what Ham Radio is all about!!! "
T7, SAN MARINO
Operators Manfred/DK2OY, Helmut/DK6WL and Sandy/DL1QQ will activate the Amateurs Radio Republic of San Marino (A.R.R.S.M.) club station T70A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi- Single entry. QSL via T70A, by the Bureau. All QSOs will be confirmed via Bureau. No cards needed. Also via LoTW.
Operators Can/TA3GO and XYL Elif/TA3YE will be active as TC3EC during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Op/ All-Band entry. QSL via TA3GO direct only.
TC88, TURKEY (Special Event)
Look for members of the Giresun Radio Amateurs and Nature Sports Club (GITRAD) and Special Wireless Activity Team (TCSWAT) who are now active as TC88TC until October 30th. Activity is to celebrate 88th anniversary of the "Foundation of Republic of Turkey". Operations will be from Istanbul, Edirne and Giresun. Look for activity on the HF bands and on CW, SSB, PSK31 and SSTV. A special QSL card will be sent out. A list of operators will be updated in QRZ.com. QSL via TA1HZ.
TO5, FRENCH GUIANA (CW Op Needed For IOTA Op!)
Operators Tonio/F4ACR, Christophe/F4CRE, Denis/F4DNU, Jean-Paul/F5OQK, Jean-Pierre/F6AIM and Jean-Pascal/FY5LH will be active as TO5G from Royale Island, Salut Islands (SA-020), between January 2-7th, 2012. QSL via F5KDR, direct or by the Bureau. The team is looking for a CW operator very quickly, as the DX- pedition team will leave from Paris on December 26th. For practical reasons, they looking for an operator that is able to speak a little French. An updated Yellow Fever vaccine is mandatory. The final personal budget is about 1200 Euros. If interested, write immediately to Jean Paul Jolly, 6 Chemin des Chaignées, F85200 FONTENAY LE COMTE, FRANCE or send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phil, F4EGS, will once again be active as TT8PK from N’djamena, as of October 23rd and will be there until December 23rd. Activity will be limited due to his work schedule and spare time. Operations last time were on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and some RTTY. QSL via F4EGS, by the Bureau or direct (see (QRZ.com) for details).
TX5/TX7, MARQUESAS ISLANDS (Update)
The international team of operators are now active as TX7M from Hatiheu, Nuku Hiva (OC-027) until November 1st. Just a reminder that the TX7M team will use TX5A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest this weekend. They plan to be active on 160-10 meters (including 30/17/12m) using CW, SSB and RTTY, with 4 stations on at the same time on different bands and modes. As of 0230z, October 28th, the TX7M operation has made 67844/QSOs with 20335 Unique Callsigns (26552/SSB, 38097/CW and 3195/RTTY). For more details, visit the TX7M Web page at:
Dmitri, UA2FB, will be active as UA2KK from the Keeper Telecom LTD Club Station during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via direct to: Ulrich Mueller, 13 Kreutzacker Str, D-35041 Marburg, Germany. No German stamps please! All cards are replied from Russia. No IBRS please! Bureau QSLs go to the UA2 QSL Bureau.
Fedor, UK9AA, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m)/Low-Power entry using a 5 elemnet full size yagi on 160m (Boom is 153m). QSL via his home callsign direct.
VI6, AUSTRALIA (Contest And Special Event)
John, VK6HZ, will be active as VI6XX during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry. QSL via VK6XX.
ADDED NOTE: Over the contest weekend, the VK6 amateurs can use the VI prefix to celebrate the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth and a visit of Queen Elizabeth II.
VP2, MONTSERRAT (Update)
Ron. N0AT, sent out the following on October 25th (edited): "Beginning November 18th through December 6th, look for Gregor/DF7OGO, Tom/K3WT, Ron/N0AT, Vlad/N0STL and Bill/W0OR operating as VP2MGO, VP2MWT, VP2MTA, VP2MTL and VP2MOR, respectively. During the CQWW CW DX and ARRL 160 Meter Contests the group will be signing VP2MWG. Before and after the contests, activity will be on CW, SSB and RTTY on 160 through 6 meters. QSL VP2MWG via N0AT, and all others via their home callsign. Further information and updates can be found on their web site at:
To read about YS4U (2009) http://tcdxa.org/Newsletters/December2009Grayline.pdf
To read about 5J0A (2007) http://tcdxa.org/Newsletters/April2008Grayline.pdf
To read about CP6CW http://tcdxa.org/Newsletters/December2004Grayline.pdf
To read about TG0AA (2003) http://tcdxa.org/Newsletters/March_2004_GrayLine.pdf
Team members N0STL and N0AT also operated from Utila Island, Honduras, in the 2006 ARRL CW DX CONTEST as HQ9H. The story can be found at:
VP9, BERMUDA (NA-005)
Paul, W4/VP9KF (G4BKI), is once again active as VP9KF from Baileys Bay, Hamilton Parish, between November 2-16th. Activity will only be CW on all bands. Paul states, "Operation will focus on the higher bands where 11 previous trips in the last 5 years have resulted in very few QSOs." QSL via W4/VP9KF: Paul Evans, 6809 River Road, Tampa, FL 33615. Please, DO NOT send to the VP9 bureau. Visit his Web page for more information, including logs, propagation and operating times, at:
VU***/F1, INDIA (Special Event)
Amateur radio operators from India have received permission from the authorities to use the suffix /F1 at the end of their callsigns to mark the first-ever Formula 1 race in India this weekend. They are allowed to use the suffix until October 31st. PLEASE NOTE: This may cause some confusion on the air as stations may think that they might have worked a station from France. Each operator is responsible for his/her own activities and QSLs will be as per operator's instructions. For more details about the Indian Grand Prix, see:
Members of the ORARI Daerah Jawa Tengah Contesting Team will be active as YE2R from Semarang on the Island of Java (IOTA OC-021, WLOTA L1660), during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi- Multi entry. QSL via EB7DX. Operators mentioned are: Fan/YB0AI, Djoko/ YB1TJ, William/YB1WR, Bobby/YB2BBY, Hans/YB2DX, Seno/YB2LSR, Jon/YB2ECG, Dani/YB2TJV, Deta/YB2VTO (YL), Buntoro/YB3PXF, Adhi/YB3MM, Imam/YB4IR and Joni/YB9WZJ. For more details, look at:
Members of the ORARI Local Subang will be active from their YE1ZAW club station on Mt. Malang (+1050m ASL) on West Java during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry. Operators mentioned are Yon/YB1CCF, Joz/YD1JZ, Heri/YB1KAR, Nyoman/YB1NWP, Budi/YB1EME, Terry/YC1KAF, Danu/YD1GCL, Rizal/YD1ORG, Kasmuri/YD1MRI, Jimi/YC1OO, Aris/YD1ARM, Yayan/YC1BTV, Herry/YC1HQQ, Nana/YD1LUX, Sutrisno/ YD1OLG and Jo/YC0LOW. QSL via YE1ZAW direct only ((QRZ.com) address). No LoTW or eQSL.
Mike, OM2DX, will be active as XV9DX from Hanoi, and is working for the Embassy of the Slovak Republic. He will be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via OM3JW.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following stations are expected to be active in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th, 2011) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2011 CQWW DX SSB 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/cqs2011.html (By call sign) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqsd2011.html (By entity) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqsz2011.html (By zone) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC CQZ Class QSL Callsign Entity Route ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3D2T &/or 3D2A Fiji 32 QSL 3D2T via VK4FW and 3D2A via VK4AN 3V8SS Tunisia 33 SOAB LP LoTW 4L0A Georgia 21 SOSB 40M LoTW 4O3A Montenegro 15 SOAB 4O3A 5B/HA5PP Cyprus 20 SOAB HA5PP 5Z4EE Kenya 37 SOAB HP NV7E 6V7Q Senegal 35 SOAB LoTW 6Y9X Jamaica 08 SOAB HP KQ1F 8Q7DV Maldives 22 SOAB HP UA9CLB A51B Bhutan 22 SOSB 10M W0GJ A52AB Bhutan 22 SOSB 15M UA3AB A52IR Bhutan 22 SOSB 80M K0IR A52PC Bhutan 22 SOSB 40M W0BM A52PP Bhutan 22 SOSB 20M W8AEF A73A Qatar 21 M/M EA7FTR AC2AI/KH2 Guam 27 SOAB LoTW AH2R Guam 27 M/S JH7QXJ AH0BT Mariana Islands 27 M/2 7L1FPU B3C China 24 M/? B7P China 24 M/M BD7IXG BV100 Taiwan 24 M/? BV2KI BX5AA Taiwan 24 SOSB 10M BX5AA C37N Andorra 14 M/? EA4URE C5A Gambia 35 M/M OM2FY C6ARW Bahamas 08 SOAB LP LoTW CE1A Chile 12 M/? CN2R Morocco 33 SOAB W7EJ CN3A Morocco 33 M/S LoTW CQ7A Portugal 14 M/? CT1DSV CR2X Azores 14 LoTW CR3A Madeira 33 M/? LoTW CR3L Madeira 33 M/2 DJ6QT CR6K Portugal 14 SOAB CT1ILT CR6P Portugal 14 M/S CT2HKN CS2P Portugal 14 M/? CS2P Buro CW5W Uruguay 13 SOAB HP LoTW D4C Cape Verde 35 M/? IZ4DPV DR1A Germany 14 M/M DL6FBL DR2W Germany 14 M/? E2E Thailand 26 M/? E51Z South Cook Islands 32 K6VNX E7DX Bosnia & Herzegovina 15 M/S E77E EA5URT Spain 14 M/2 EA5URT EA6/AA5UK Balearic Islands 14 SOAB LP LoTW EA8ZS Canary Islands 14 SOAB LP EB1WW Spain 14 M/M EA1AZ ED1C Spain 14 M/S ED1R Spain 14 M/2 EA4RCH ED1WW Spain 14 M/S EA1FCR ED5T Spain 14 M/S ED7C Spain 14 SOSB 10M EA7HMD Buro EE2W Spain 14 M/S EB2AM EE7L Spain 14 SOAB EA7HLU EE9Z Ceuta & Melilla 33 M/? EF7W Spain 14 SOSB LP EC7KW EF8R Canary Islands 33 SOAB LoTW EF9A Ceuta & Melilla 33 SOSB EA5FL EI8GQB Ireland 14 SOAB LP ON4EI Buro ER4A Moldova 16 SOAB RA4LW EY8MM Tajikistan 17 SOSB K1BV FM5FJ Martinique 08 SOSB 20M KU9C FP/KV1J St Pierre & Miquelon05 SOAB LoTW FY/F5HRY French Guyana 09 SOSB 10M FY5KE French Guyana 09 SOSB 15M FY5KE GJ2A Jersey 14 M/S LoTW GM7R Scotland 14 M/S LoTW HB9H Switzerland 14 M/S HB9CXZ HB0/SP7VC Liechtenstein 14 SOAB HP LoTW HQ2W Honduras 07 SOAB QRP OK1DOT HU1YS El Salvador 07 M/S EA5GL I2ADN/IG9 African Italy 33 SOSB 10M I2ADN IF9A Sicily 15 M/S IT9ATF IG9R African Italy 33 TBD IK8HCG IH9YMC African Italy 33 SOSB eQSL II9K Sicily 15 M/S IT9HBT II9P Sicily 15 M/2 IT9CHU IO5O Italy 15 M/S IK5RLP IR2C Italy 15 M/S IR2C Buro IR5A Italy 15 M/S IR7R Italy 15 M/S IZ7GXB J28RO Djibouti 37 SO F8DFP J48CM Greece 20 SOSB 80M YU7CM J48OV Greece 20 SOSB 40M HA5OV JT5DX Mongolia 23 M/2 JW5E Svalbard 40 M/S KG6DX Guam 27 SOSB 10M LoTW KH7X Hawaii 31 M/M K2PF KP2B Virgin Islands 08 X/M LoTW KP2MM Virgin Islands 08 SOSB LoTW LN3Z Norway 14 M/S LoTW LP1H Argentina 13 M/M EA5KB LS1D Argentina 13 M/? LW9EOC LX7I Luxembourg 14 SOAB LX2A LY7A Lithuania 15 M/M LY2ZO NH2T Guam 27 SOAB LoTW NH7A Hawaii 31 SOAB F5VHJ NH0S Mariana Islands 27 SOAB HP JF2SKV NP4Z Puerto Rico 08 SOAB N4AO OH0X Aland Island 15 LoTW OH0Z Aland Island 15 SOAB HP W0MM OJ0X Market Reef 15 M/2 LoTW OP4K Belgium 14 M/S OP4K OZ5E Denmark 14 SOSB 15M LoTW P40A Aruba 09 SOAB WD9DZV P40P Aruba 09 SOAB LoTW P40W Aruba 09 SOAB HP LoTW PJ2T Curacao 09 M/M W3HNK PJ4T Bonaire 09 M/? KA2AEV PJ6T Saba & St Eustatius 08 M/? LoTW PJ7X Sint Maarten 08 M/2 F6EXV PS2T Brazil 11 M/? K3IRV PT5T Brazil 11 M/2 PT5T PX7C Brazil 11 M/S PY7CRA PU5FJR Brazil 11 SOSB 10M PP5JR PZ5MM Surinam 09 SOAB DK1MM RC0F Russia (Asia) 19 SOAB LoTW RM3F Russia (Europe) 16 SOAB HP LoTW RN3F Russia (Europe) 16 M/2 UA3DQK SI9AM Sweden 14 M/? SI9AM SJ2W Sweden 14 M/S T46A Cuba 08 M/? EA5GL T70A San Marino 15 M/S LoTW T8AA Palau 27 M/? JH1WXT TA2/DL7BC Turkey 20 SOAB DL7BC TC3EC Turkey 20 M/? TA3GO TF3CW Iceland 40 SOSB 20M LX1NO TI8M Costa Rica 07 M/2 TI2KAC TK5KP Corsica 15 SOAB HP TK5EP TM2S France 14 M/S TM2S Buro TM7X France 14 F5BSB TO5A Martinique 08 SOAB HP LoTW TX5A Marquesas 31 M/? OQRS UA2KK Kaliningrad 15 SOSB 40M UK9AA Uzbekistan 17 SOSB 160M UT7X Ukraine 16 SOSB 80M UT7XX V31 Belize 07 Home Call V47JA St Kitts & Nevis 08 SOAB W5JON VC2Z Canada 05 M/S VE2BR VC3R Canada 04 SOAB HP VE7VR VE2IDX Canada 02 SOSB 40M VE3ZF VE2IM Canada 02 SOAB VE3DX VI6XX Australia 29 SOAB VK6XX VP5T Turks & Caicos 08 N2VW VP9I Bermuda 05 N1HRA VQ5X Turks & Caicos 08 TBD LoTW VU2PAI India 22 SOAB HP VU2PAI XV9DX Vietnam 26 SOSB 15M OM3JW YE1ZAW Indonesia 28 M/S YE2R Indonesia 28 M/M EB7DX YE0X Indonesia 28 M/? YE0X Buro YP9W Romania 20 SOAB HP YO9WF YV5AM Venezuela 09 M/? YV5AM Z36W Macedonia 15 M/S Z37M ZA3WW Albania 15 TBD LZ2HM ZA20QA Albania 15 M/? HA0NAR ZD8O Ascension Island 36 SOAB OH0XX ZK2X Niue 32 SOAB HP N3SL ZM4T New Zealand 32 M/2 ZL2AL
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