OPDX Bulletin 1035 November 7, 2011

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1035
BID: $OPDX.1035
November 7, 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, ARRL Web Page, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & ARRL DX, K2SX, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4UEE, N4AA & QRZ DX, WA4DAN, K6IF, KH6BZF, AC7DX, W7KFI, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), W8MP, W9ILY, W0GJ, 9M6DXX, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DL9WVM, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, ON5NT, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, PT7WA, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), VE2XB and VK4FW for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 30th-October, through Sunday, 6th-November there were 244 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3D2/r, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, 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, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9C, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, 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).

3D2 AND T2 (News Flash)
Bill, VK4FW, sent out the following on November 3rd:

"Over the last several weeks, as many would know, there have been numerous problems on some Pacific Islands with water shortages. When we came to Fiji we immediately saw the necessary persons to get assurance that all our equipment would be able to go to Tuvulu. We were assured as best we could get, and told to come back on November 1 to book it all in. Well, that day came and MURPHY struck yet again........ Because of major back logs of very urgent freight (especially water) there are some 600kgs currently waiting to go. This continually rises daily. We immediately searched for shipping by boat with no joy, then tried to charter a vessel and again with no joy.

So here is what will now take place........ All operators are permitted just 23kgs of luggage and nil oversize so we will take as many antennas as possible and 2 only complete Elecraft K3 and KPA500 stations. If there are any positive changes then we will, of course, send more equipment as it is all in Fiji with us. We would request the DX community have patience and try to understand that we have absolutely no choice unless we cancel the operation totally. Meantime 3D2A by Eddie, VK4AN, did a Single-Op/Low-Power 10m in the CQWW with some 2822 QSOs. We have also amassed over 5,500 QSOs as 3D2T. Eric, VK4NEF, arrived today so that gives us 3 ops to continue here. We have been very surprised at the 10m openings, but extremely disappointed with nil on 160m and very little on 80m......Cheers"

Sig, NV7E/ZS6SIG, who has relocated from Pretoria, South Africa, to Nairobi, Kenya, is signing 5Z4EE for about the next three years. Sig announced this past week that he will once again be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Activity outside of the contests will be on all bands 160-10 meters. QSL via NV7E or at the address shown for 5Z4EE on (QRZ.com).

Mark, W8MP, is an airline pilot who travels periodically to Accra for 1-4 days at a time and plans to be active as 9G5MP. He states that the radio and antenna is limited to what he can get in his suitcase, which goes on the flight deck as a carry on and is not checked. Mark is thinking about getting a Yaesu FT-817 or an Icom 7000 and use a dipole.

Operations will be sporadic based on when he has a layover in Ghana, and usually he only knows a day or two in advance. Mark mentions that he is also attempting to set up a permanent station in Accra for any visiting or local ham to use. He states, "It is a distant vision, but it is supported by Mr. Joseph Codjoe, the Chief Manager of Broadcasting at the National Communications Authority. My thanks to Mr. Codjoe for making the license 9G5MP possible." QSL via his home callsign.

LAST MINUTE UPDATE BEFORE GOING TO PRINT: Sunday afternoon, Mark informed OPDX that he is now in Accra and is about to leave in a few hours. He states, "I finally received the hard copy of my license yesterday in person, so I am officially 9G5MP. I tried to borrow a radio from 9G1RQ, but it won't work for this trip. I haven't figured out how to pull off actually operating from Ghana due to my severe limitations of only being able to bring things in my 'carry on' suitcase. That is everything I need to operate, as well as my normal airline stuff. It needs to pass through security screening, which leaves out tools or anything really odd. And of course, I need to bring a laptop. Easy to run out of room. I am open to any suggestions from you or any readers of the newsletter. I usually sit in Ghana with literally nothing else to do.

It would be a privilege to give out 9G in any mode or band possible, given my limitations. Electricity here is 230v 50hz with an odd plug, so power is yet another challenge. The 6 story hotel does not have windows that open (due to mosquitoes and the threat of malaria), but there are some trees near the pool area I can probably sit near. Or I can operate from inside my hotel room. Basic story is 'Have license, can travel, only lacking Small radio or Antenna...' Any thoughts?" If you have any ideas to help Mark, you can E-mail him at: w8mp@arrl.net

Sigi, DL7DF, will head up a team of 9 experienced operators to be active as A35YZ between March 7-24th, 2012. Operators menitoned are Manfred/DK1BT, Georg/DK7LX, Wolf/DL4WK, Reiner/DL7KL, Sigi/DL7DF, Juergen/DL7UFN, Frank/DL7UFR, Jan/SP3CYY and Leszek/SP3DOI. Activity will be active on 160-6 meters using several station operating on CW, SSB with one station exclusively dedicated to RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV. QSL via DL7DF, direct or by the Bureau.

Ulli, DL9WVM, informs OPDX that he is going to fly to Dubai again Friday, November 4th, and will arrive on November 5th. This will be his 5th stay in The Emirates this year, and he plans to stay for 3 weeks. He will visit again with his children in Mirdif/Dubai. Ulli states that he will not be as active as his previous stays but has to work for his company in Germany, remotely. He will set up his station on Saturday, November 5th, and first use the already erected 3 band ground plane (10/15/20 meters) antenna. On Sunday, Ulli, plans to install a 7 band windom antenna (about 20 meters above the ground) and will be fully operational then. Even though his activity will be restricted by his job and family duties, he will concentrate on 10 and 12 meters. QSLs via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct. QSLs will be answered immediately and cards are already printed.

ADDED NOTE: Ulli has already made plans to go to UAE again for March/April 2012 (flights are already booked).

Mike, GM0HCQ, reports to the WAP that an Antarctica 2012 calendar is now available via the following Web links:


Akira, JR1VAY, will be active as AH2J from Guam (OC-026, USI GU003S, WFF KFF-110, WLOTA 0064) between November 11-14th. Activity will include entries in the JIDX SSB and WAE-RTTY Contests. QSL via JR1VAY by the JARL Bureau.

Toni, OH2UA, will be active as CR2X from Ribeira Grande during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All- Band/High-Power entry. QSL via OH2BH. For more details, visit the Web page at:


Operators Murray/WA4DAN, Ron/AA4VK and Jeff/ N1SNB are planning a DXpedition to Sable Island between December 28th and January 6th (2012). These dates may shift a day or so due to weather and flight conditions. The group has already received permission to visit Sable Island from the Canadian Coast Guard and have chartered the flights with Maritime Air operating out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This DXpedition has been in the planning stage for almost three years. Operation will be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. Special emphasis will be made for 10 meters. They hope to be able to have two stations simultaneously operating on 10 meters at peak times. Updated information will be available on their Web site at:


Luca, IK2NCJ, is expected to be active as D44TAL from Sao Vicente Island (AF-086). Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via IZ4DPV.

Bill, N7OU, who is currently active as E51NOU from Rarotonga Island (OC-013, WFF E5FF-002), South Cook Islands, informs OPDX that his flight to Manihiki, North Cook Islands, has been delayed. He states, "I won't be up there until the end of the week, maybe on November 10-11th, or later. I'll be operating on 160-10m, CW only, 500w to verticals, with my focus on Europe. My Manihiki, N. Cook Islands, callsign will be E51MAN. Before and after my N. Cook Islands operation, I'll be signing E51NOU from Rarotonga, S. Cook Islands." QSL via N7OU.

Julio, EA3AIR, will be active as EA6URA (formerly EA6IB) from Ibiza Island during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/Assisted entry. QSL via EA3AIR, by the Bureau, LoTW or direct to: Julio Isa Garcia, Carrenca 25, 08017 BARCELONA, Spain.

Operators Krassy/K1LZ, David/K3LP, Al/K3VN and Paul/N6PSE will be in Addis Ababa between December 8-13th, and plan to activate the ET3AA club station. The goals of their trip is to install antennas at the Addis Ababa University, administer VE Ham Radio Examinations and the creation of the "University of Addis Ababa - Technology Incubation Program (TIP)". For the complete details, see:

The ET3AA DXpedition team's operating goals from the club station are as follows: Krassy/K1LZ will operate as ET3AA on 80/40 meters, and David/K3LP will operate as ET3AA on 160/30 meters, during the evening to early morning hours (local time 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM). Operators Al/K3VN and Paul/N6PSE will operate during the day and early morning hours on all the other bands using SSB using the ET3SID callsign (from Sid's QTH) and ET3AA from the university's club station.

HB9, SWITZERLAND (Special Event)
Team HB9ON Radio Group is pleased to announce the celebration of the life of Steve Jobs, Apple founder, and will activate HB9STEVE throughout the month of November 2011. Commemoration operations will occur sporadically and will be mostly on CW, but with some SSB. QSL via LoTW and GLOBALQSL or direct to HB9DHG. See details on (QRZ.com).

Operators Sal/HK1T, Jorge/HK1R and Faber/HK6F went on a reconnaissance trip to Malpelo Island between October 23-30th. They did this to prepare for their January 2012 DXpedition. Read a short written summary of their obser- vations and see the pictures of what they saw and did on the island at:

Also, the followinga press release was sent out on November 2nd: "Three members of the Malpelo 2012 team have just completed a seven day reconnaissance visit to Malpelo...... This will be a very demanding DXpedition for several reasons. The terrain is particularly difficult, near vertical at times. And in order to have a clear radio view of Asia, the Pacific region and W6/W7; it will be necessary to locate operating site(s) and antennas at the top of the mountain. This further complicates the difficulties and physical risks to the team.

Team members vary in age from 25 to 73. But under the leadership and constant urging of our team's medical doctors, K9SG and W0GJ, we have all embarked on a physical training regimen. We should all be ready for the challenges come early 2012.

Three members of the team K4UEE, N4GRN and W6IZT will travel to Colombia Nov. 5-8th, for a planning meeting with team leader, Jorge, HK1R, and other team members. The purpose of the meeting is to review all the checklists and responsibilities for each team member. With the information gained on the recent reconnaissance visit, decisions can be finalized concerning camp/operating sites, antenna types and placement, safety measures and other critical decisions necessary to the ultimate success for the DXpedition.

One critical decision to be made concerns the duration of the operation. We have permission to stay on site for 17 days versus the 14 days now planned. We will be reviewing the DXpedition budget to determine if we can afford the extra 15,000 USDs expense for 3 additional days.

Contributions are gratefully accepted at: www.hk0na.com/sponsors We plan periodic press releases with information of interest. Also, watch the website for breaking news.

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

NA-169. Operators Yuri/N3QQ and Johnny/KE7V were expected to be active as homecall/p from Waadah Island this past weekend, depending on the weather, and if they could receive permission from the Makah Tribal Council. They planned to be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via N7RO.

NA-240. (NEW IOTA!) Members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) and support of the Bethel Amateur Radio Club (BARK) will activate the last new IOTA in Alaska in the Bethel County IOTA Group around January 5-8th, 2012 (depending on weather and trans- portation availability). The group's main reason for this winter activation is to help jump start the RSGB IOTA Marathon. See details at:

The current team members are: Yuri N3QQ, Tim/NL8F, Alex/RW3RN and Yuri/UA9OBA. QSL via UA9OBA (Europe/Russia) and N7RO. For more details and updates, see:

SA-088. Operators Marcelo/PP5BK, Fabio/PP5BZ, Edson/PP5VK, Roni/PP5ZB, Jose/PU5ATX and Claudio/PY3OZ will be active as PS5F from Santana de Fora Island (Ilha Santana de Fora) between February 3-6th, 2012, sea conditions permitting. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using mainly CW and SSB. QSL via PP5BZ.

Mike, VE2XB, will be active as J79XB from Dominica (NA-101) starting January 5th (2012) for several weeks. Activity will be holiday style on all bands 160-10 meters and possibly 6m if there are openings. He states that he will be concentrating a bit more on 80/40/30 meters and of course the other bands including 17/12 meters as conditions allow. QSL via VE2XB (see (QRZ.com) for address and details) with SASE and CDN stamps or 2 IRCs or 2 greenbacks. The postal rates have gone up, so take that into consideration before you send your QSL card.

OPDX has been informed by Susan, W7KFI, that she has finally received permission from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) on November 1st, to land on Johnston Atoll between November or December of this year. However, Susan tells OPDX that she would like to sail there now during "the month of January (late)/early February for arrival, and with an extension to 10 days." For those who do not know about Susan -- she is a 76 year old grandmother (her birthday was this past Friday) who like to operate ham radio and is the Skipper of her own sailboat called "USSV DHARMA". Check out her Web page at:

Susan told OPDX that she will be sailing alone on this trip. Activity will be on 40-6 meters and operating CW and SSB, and also RTTY/PACTOR/PSK31 possibly on request. She mentions to us to look for her on 36 kHz above the lower edge of general bands (Suggested frequencies mentioned 14036, 14236, 18090, 18146, 21036, 21286, 28036 and 28450 kHz).
Susan also states that she will "only answer full callsigns....no one else. Period."
Her radios are an FT847, IC718 and a K3. She states, "Remember, I am spending a large portion of my social security to do this trip." QSL via KH6CG, direct or by the Bureau.


 Nov/07th  AN      Nov/10th  AN      Nov/12th  HN
 Nov/08th  AN      Nov/11th  HN      Nov/13th  HN
 Nov/09th  AN

    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       100-400
The ARRL Web page reported on November 1st:
"Due to a large number of radio amateurs uploading their logs to Logbook of The World (LoTW) after last weekend's CQ Worldwide SSB Contest, the ARRL's online QSL verification service is experiencing delays. According to ARRL IT Department Manager Michael Keane, K1MK, there is about a 33 hour wait for logs to be processed. 'Logs are processed in the order in which they were received,' he explained. 'If you have uploaded your log to LoTW, your log is currently queued for processing. It has not been lost in the system. Uploading your log multiple times will only further delay your log and those of others to be processed.'"
THEN ON NOVEMBER 4TH, they report:
"The log processing delay for Logbook of The World (LoTW) remains at approximately 60 hours, with approximately 8000 logs queued for processing. PLEASE DO NOT UPLOAD THE SAME LOG MORE THAN ONCE. According to ARRL IT Manager Michael Keane, K1MK, the League has implemented an interim 'fast lane' for processing logs: 'In order to do this, resources have been shifted from servicing interactive requests to the processing of logs. As a result, LoTW users may notice some sluggish performance. Since these changes have been put into place, the number of logs waiting to be processed has been reduced by approximately 20 percent. The expectation is that this new measure will continue to make inroads into eliminating the backlog.'"
Karel, ON5TN, will once again be staying at the Princess Elisabeth Station (WAP BEL-02) in the Antarctica between November 16th and through the end of February (2012). As nobody is overwintering at the station, it might take some days before Karel gets on the radio as there is a lot of work to do first. QSL via ON5TN. Updates on OR4TN can be found regularly on:
For more information about the Princess Elisabeth Station, go to:

Hennie, PE1MAE, will once again be active as PJ4/PE1MAE from Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) sometime this week for the next 4-5 months. Activity will probably be mainly SSB on 40 meters (around 7175 kHz) at 0000z. He will also be on 80 and 20 meters, possibly some other bands. Hennie will specifically be looking for PA and European stations. He will only run 100 watts into a Delta Loop antenna. QSL via PA2NJC, direct or by the Bureau.

Just a reminder that Gerd, DL7VOG, will be active as PJ5/DL7VOG from Sint Eustatius Island (NA-145) between November 13th and December 4th. His three week operation will also include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as PJ5G. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using mainly CW and RTTY, but he will have a microphone with him just in case someone really needs a phone QSO. Operations will be with a focus on the lower bands and listening for JA stations during his sunset and sunrise. As always, Gerd will be using his IC-706MK2G (this time with an amp) into an HF9VX for 80-6m and an inverted "L" (on a 15m fiberglass pole) for 160m. QSL via his home callsign, Bureau is preferred or direct. Bureau E-mail requests can be sent to: qsl@dl7vog.de


  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated November 6th)
  3D2T via VK4FW                 EG5VOR via EA5KB          PJ7PL via WA1ZAM
  7Q7GM via GM4FDM               HB0/DF7EF via DF7EF       PJ7X via F6EXV
  7Z1SJ via EA7TFR or HZ-Bureau  HB0/HB9AON via DJ2YE      S5530N via S55N
  9H1BX via G3TZM                HB0/HB9EYR via IZ3AHY     T6BP via 9A6AA
  9H3BR via G4BEE or eQSL        HG15IPA via HA3JB         TM1R via F6KVP
  AB1PV via DL1MWG               HZ1MD/P via EA7FTR        TM95BV via F6KUP
  AH0/AB2RF via JJ2RCJ           IQ8MD via IZ8BGY          TS2A via EA1IR
  C6ALP via W8QT                 J48OV via HA5OV           TU2T via I2YSB
  CR6K via CT1ILT (direct)       KH2/JA7AYE via JA7AYE     V26OB via DL8OBQ
  CT9/DJ6TF via DJ6TF            LX1DM via G0MMI           XV1X via OK1DOT
  DL/JK2VOC via JK2VOC           OG6K via OH6RX            YR30DP via YO8AXP
  E51Z via K6VNX                 PJ7NK via DJ8NK
4W6A QSL CARDS. Steve, 9M6DXX, 4W6A Team Member, informs that the final proof of the 4-sided QSL has just been received from the printer. The cards should arrive with QSL Manager Tim, M0URX, soon and will then be sent out quickly. Tim reports that he has already processed QSL requests for over 13,000 QSOs - 32% of the total log - in less than six weeks since the end of the DXpedition. There is also a 2-sided version of the QSL (with the same photo on the front) that will be used for bureau cards and for those people who made more QSOs than can be fitted onto the one card. To see what the QSL card looks like, visit:

A51PN QSLS AVAIALABLE. Glenn, W0GJ/A51B, reported this past week: "Last week when in Bhutan, I met Pradhan, A51PN, who was very active from 1972 to 1983 when he worked in the Wireless Dept. of the Bhutan govern- ment. He gave me his stack of log books to digitize and upload to LoTW, about 30,000 estimated contacts. Pradhan is now 73 and in good health and living a quiet retired life. I will be able to answer QSL requests for anyone needing a card for A51PN. He has meticulous notes in his logs about QSLs that were returned."

OLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 9500 old QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site contains:

- The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2004 to 2010) with more than 300 QSLs
- At least one card for each 60 deleted DXCC countries (more than 1300+ QSLs)
- Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more than 3500+ QSLs)
- Album for stations from Magrebh - 1945 to 1962 (more than 300+ QSLs) - More than 800 QSLs from the Antarctic bases.
- Nearly 260 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises).
- More than 300 QSLs for the rare French Pacific Islands such as FK/C, FO/C, FO/A, FO/M, FO/C and FW
- Nearly 300 cards from Eparses Islands such as FR/B/E/G/J/T
- More than 1300 cards for the old timer with more than 120 countries before 1945.
- Cards from the French Department before 1945.
- One card from each of the states in the U.S. before 1945.
The URL address for the Web site is:
Some cards are still needed for the collection, and your particip- ation is welcome. Please visit their site and give them your comments by sending an E-mail to: LesNouvellesDX@free.fr

Ron, AC7DX, reports that ALL CARDS for PJ4/LU1FAM go to LU2FE for this special operation.




Siggi, TF3CW, has announced that he will be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via LX1NO.

Dan, K6IF, will be active as V25R from Antigua between December 9-11th. Activity will be mainly SSB for the ARRL 10 Meter Contest. He tells OPDX that outside of the contest activity will be limited on 40 and 20 meters after 10 meters closes at night. QSL via K6IF.

Operators Dennis/K2SX and Leslie/W2LK will be active as V31SX and V31AO between November 22-29th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry (callsign TBD). QSL via LoTW. Their operations outside of the contest will be mainly CW with some RTTY. Look for them on the lower bands and the 30/17/12 meter bands. They will also do some 6 meters, conditions permitting.

Will, AA4NC (W4MR), will be active as V31RR between February 16-26th. Activity will be on CW, SSB, RTTY, and the 30/17/12 bands. His activity will include the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 18-19th). QSL via AI4U.

Jon, W5JON, will once again be active as V47JA from the Calypso Bay, St. Kitts (NA-104, WW Loc. FK87SG), hillside QTH located 300 feet from overlooking the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, between February 8th and March 28th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters (including 60m) using a Kenwood TS-590S, Yaesu FT-857D, and SB200 Amplifier. Antennas include: a 80-10m Multi-band Dipole, and metal roof mounted S9, 18' and 31' Verticals and 3 element Yagi for 6m. His operations will include the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th), and CQ WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entries. XYL Cathy (W5HAM) will occasionally operate as V47HAM. ALL QSLs go to W5JON. Also LoTW.

Operator Kazuhide "Kazu"/JA0VSH and his XYL Miyuki/JG0PBJ will once again be active as V63KZ and V63MP, respectively, from Phonpei Island (OC-010) between November 7-13th. Kazu will be here on holiday after completing his job mission in Uzbekistan. Activity last time was on 160-10 meters, CW and SSB. There might be some RTTY this time. Kazu is interested in 160m and will use a 500w amp. QSL via JA0VSH, by the Bureau or direct to: Kazuhide Maruyama, 1-25-49 Irima, Chofu, Tokyo 182-0004, Japan.

VE2, CANADA (Zone 2)
Victor, VA2WDQ, will be active as VE2EKA from Sept-Iles in Zone 2 during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via VA2WDQ.

XU7 & XV2, CAMBODIA AND VIETNAM (Update/Reminder)
Mal, VK6LC, has started his "DX Vacation" from Cambodia as XU7AEO and will be there until November 21st. Activity will be mainly 20 meters using mostly CW with some SSB. From XU7, he will then return once again to Vietnam and will be active as XV2LC from Vung Tau between December 2-8th. He states that this will be a dedicated 30 day "Culture Tour" of Cambodia (XU7) in November and Vung Tau, Vietnam, in December (which all started in October, from 9M2 Malaysia). Activity will be on 20/17/12 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, only direct. He does NOT use the QSL Bureau. Check out QRZ.com for some more details and pictures under VK6LC, XU7AEO and XV2LC.

YB26, INDONESIA (Special Event)
Members of the YB Land DX Club (YBDXC) will activate YB26SEAG between November 11-17th. Activity is to celebrate the "26th South East Asia Games" (SEAG) which take place from Jakarta - Palembang, between November 12-22nd. Look for operations to be on all bands and modes. QSL Manager is Hans, YB2DX. QSL direct to: PO BOX 123, PW, 58100, Indonesia.

The Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin now has a new FAX number.
Contributors can now send/fax their DX information to the following number:
1-419-828-7791 ( F A X only! )

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