The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1087
November 19, 2012
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 Letter, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, W2GR, W2NK, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, KF5EYY, KH6BZF, K7EUG, N7UN, K8GI, K8YSE, W8BBQ, W8GEX & 60m News, W8KVK, W9ILY, 9A6AA, AT International, CO2TK/HK3TK, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3SWH, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX- Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, 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, 11th-November, through Sunday, 18th-November there were 231 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, 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, J5, J6, J7, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0S, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T30, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TT, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZL7, 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).
There is a newly licensed ham on the beautiful island of Mauritius. His name/callign is Achmed, 3B8BAE, and his 'Elmer' (and father) is a well-known operator Rachid, 3B8FQ. Currently, you may find Achmed active almost daily on 28491 kHz SSB, at 1400z, as HF propagation allows. He also plans to be active on CW in the future. Achmed requests, "If you hear me on any mode, please spot 3B8BAE on the DX PacketCluster system, and of course, give me a call. I enjoy meeting new friends!" QSL via his QSL Manager Ron, K5XK, who also handles cards for his Dad, 3B8FQ. Please QSL direct to K5XK with 2 USDs, preferred, although IRCs are also OK. See details on QRZ.com/db/k5xk for more info. Do not QSL via the Bureau because there is NO BUREAU in Mauritius. Also, he does not do LoTW or eQSL at this time.
SWL Ashraf "Ash", 3V4-002 (KF5EYY), will be active as 3V8BB from the "Institute Superieur de L'Animation Pour la Jeunesse et la Culture" in Bir El Bay, Tunis, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or to LX1NO. Read about Ashraf on the following Web page at:
5G, MOROCCO (Special Event)
Special event station 5G12ITD is now active until December 16th. Activity is to celebrate "International Tolerance Day" by UN members on November 16th. Operations will be on all bands and modes. QSL via RW6HS.
Ralph, H44RK, has announced that he will be active from Samoa for a while as of early December. More details will be forthcoming.
A team of 15 German operators will be active as 5W0M from Le Lagoto between April 4-18th (2013). Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY plus 2 meter EME. They plan to have four stations active simultaneously on the air with amp and various antennas. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 3526, 7026, 10116, 14026, 18086, 21026, 24906 and 28026 kHz SSB - 3805, 7095, 14210, 18120, 21255, 24945 and 28440 kHz RTTY - 3580, 7041, 10137, 14077, 18104, 21098, 24924 and 28098 kHz 6m - 50107/CW and 50115/SSBOperators mentioned are Yl Heidi/DK1MA, Sid/DM2AYO, Rolf/DL7VEE (Team Leader), Franz/DL9GFB, Klaus/DK1AX, Joe/DF1AL, Heye/DJ9RR, Dietmar/ DL2HWA, Uwe/DJ9HX, Martin/DL3KMS, Rudolf/DK3CG, Georg/DL4SVA, Norbert/ DL2RNS, Ernst/DK7AN and Joachim/DL9MS. QSL via DL4SVA, direct or by the Bureau. QSL EME QSOs via DL9MS. A OQRS will be available for QSL requests for Bureau QSLs or direct cards. A Web page is available are:
5X, UGANDA (2013/Frequency Change)
Members of the F6KOP team expected to be active as 5X8C between February 6-18th, 2013, from a location some 20 Km from Entebbe airport, have announced they will comply to the last IARU bandplan on 40m for the region, the frequencies of the PSK and RTTY modes have been moved to 7040 and 7042 kHz. For more details see OPDX.1081 or see:
Jeff, N1SNB, will be active prior to the contest next weekend as 6W7/N1SNB. QSL (non-contest only) via N0TG.
Max, HB9TUZ, will be active as 8Q7MS from Gangehi Island (AS-013) between December 26th and January 3rd (2013). Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB only. QSL via eQSL only.
Niko, S53A, will be active as 9J3A from the Kafue National Park (WFF-9JFF-003, WWL KH35) between November 21-26th. This is his fifth operation from Zambia. Activity will be mostly during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op, possibly as a Single-Band (10m) or All-Band (depending on conditions)/Low-Power entry. He will operate from the rain forest, under the tent, with a generator. There is no electricity, nor a Cell-Phone signal. This could be a very dangerous operation with a lot of poisonous insects, snakes, crocodiles, wild pigs or even lions could visit a tent in the middle of the night. He will be running 100w into SpiderBeam and some fixed loops. QSL via S57S (not S53A, not S57A), directly or by the Bureau (a very long wait, see details on QRZ.com). LoTW will be updated a few months after his return home.
AFRICAN TOUR (Western)
Peter, HA3AUI, is once again heading to Western Africa in early 2013. Look for him to be active as 6W2SC from Senegal and J5UAP from Guinea-Bissau sometime between January 17th and March 10th (tentative dates). Peter has used these callsigns before. His stays in Cabrousse, Senegal (6W), will be very near to the border of Varela, Guinea-Bissau (J5), and he plans to make regular trips to J5-land for the beautiful beaches there (plans to also operate from there). Using his Elecraft K3 with 500w into a 5-Band Spiderbeam and verticals, Peter's activity will be on 40-10 meters, mainly on CW and the Digital modes, but he may use the other modes possibly on request. He will also try to activate some IOTAs and WFF references. QSL direct via HA3AUI or use his OQRS (available after his return). Visit his Web site at: 8
Members of the Guam Contest Club will be active as AH2R from Tumon (OC-026, USI GU003S, WLOTA L-0064) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are: Toshinobu/JI3ERV, Mikiawa/JR7OMD, Hiroyuki/JG7PSJ and Nozomu/JE8KKX. QSL via JH7QXJ, direct, by the Bureau (not the KH2 Bureau) or LoTW.
Look for the YinZhou Middle School Amateur Radio Club Station, located in NingBo City, Zhejiang Province, to be active as BY5CD during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Their station consists of 2x Yaesu FT-2000 with stacked antennas for 40m and above. They also have 80m 4 SQ, 160m full size Slope with Beverage, and will use legal limit power. QSL via BD4HF, direct or by the Bureau (May take a long time!). The operator will be Jack, BA4ALC.
DAYTON HAMVENTION NEWS
The Dayton Hamvention® has announced it theme for 2013. When the Hamvention opens on May 17th, 2013, at Hara Arena, the 2013 theme will be DX Hamvention. Read all about it in this week's November 15th ARRL Letter at:
EF8, CANARY ISLANDS
Mauri, EA8CMX/OHBYS, will be active as EF8S during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m)/Low-Power entry. He states that he will trying a 3-element wire- Yagis and Beverages. QSL via OH2BYS.
Valentin, EU1AA, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/QRP entry. He has operated the last 60 years in the CQWW DX Contests and is 76 years old. QSL via his home callsign or W3HNK.
FK, NEW CALEDONIA
Mirek, VK6DXI (aka SP5IXI, 9M8DX, 9V1XE etc.), is now active as FK/VK6DXI from New Caledonia (OC-032) until mid-December. He was heard early Sunday morning on 28485 kHz around 0720z. QSL via his home callsign.
Hiro, JA6WFM, will be active as HQ2N from San Pedro Sula during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single- Band (10m) entry. QSL via EA5GL or LoTW. Hiro will be here until January 2014.
AS-077. Look for special event station 8J6HAM to be active from the Island of Kyushu (WLOTA 0963), Japan, between December 10th and March 3rd (2013). Activity is in celebration of the 12th West Japan Ham Fair. Operations will be on all bands and modes. QSL via the JARL Bureau.
EU-025. Members of the Arcibessi DX & Contest Group will be active as II9P from Sicily Island during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via IT9CHU or LoTW. Operators mentioned are Francesco/IK8TEO, Antonello/IT9EQO, Carmelo/IT9AUG, Vincenzo/IT9CHU, Alfio/IT9EJW, Fabio/IT9GSF, Marcello/IT9CJC, and Robert/S53R (ST2AR). The team reports that this M/S operation is from a new Sicilian contest station. They state, "Good low band antennas, Beverage's on RX, MULT STATIONS QRV on low bands at DX's sunrise/sunset (Sunrise ZL, VK, JA, BY, JT, VU - Sunset VY, PY, VE2, W7, KL, Carribean). Call and we will answer your CQ...! 1850, 3550, 7050 ± Pass QRGs." Visit the II9P Web page at: http://ii9p.com
NA-134. Graham, G4MFX, will be visiting Aasiaat Island, Greenland, this week between November 20-26th. Since he is there because of his job, activity will be limited to his spare time. He expects most of his activity will be on November 24th (around 2100z). His callsign will be OX/G4MFX. Operations will be SSB only using his FT817ND with 5 watts into Zepp antennas for 17m and 20m (no other bands). QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct (see details on (QRZ.com)).
Tom, VE3RSA, will be active as J34K during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/QRP entry. QSL via LoTW.
J6, ST. LUCIA
The "Buddies in the Caribbean" suitcase mini-DXpedition group which specializes in 100 watt or less low power radios and Buddipole portable antenna systems is going back to St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA L-1336) again between December 2-11th. They state,
"The north shore villa location was magnificent on our first visit in Feb 2010 and subsequent visits in December of the following years with a new group of operators. Our goal is 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!'JX, JAN MAYEN
The eight operators this Dec 2012 are: Everett/W6ABM, Robert/N7QT, Hugh/W4VAB, Bryan/WB8ISG, Scott/KA9P, Jerry/W5TDY, Budd/W3FF (J68FF), and Guy/N7UN (J68UN). There will be 3 villa stations in operation on 160-10m 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 and will sign call/p. They group will participate in the ARRL 10m Contest (callsign: J68UN) on Dec 8-9th. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or mail to the operator's home callsign (SASE required)."
KG6, GUAM (OC-026)
Joel, KG6DX, will be active as KG6DX in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/High-Power entry. QSL via KG6DX, CBA or (QRZ.com) address. Also LoTW.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 19-25th)
Nov/19th AN Nov/22nd AN Nov/24th AN Nov/20th AN Nov/23rd AN Nov/25th AN Nov/21st 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=6-9 100-400ADDED NOTE (TNX to W8KVK): New Experimental Products Coming - On December 11th (tentative), SWPC (Space Weather Prediction Center) will introduce two new forecast products titled the 3-Day Forecast and the Forecast Discussion. These new products will: be available twice a day at 0030 and 1230 UTC; provide space weather information in two separate formats, abbreviated and detailed; and use NOAA Space Weather Scale information. Examples of these new products are available to familiarize our users at http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/info/3-Day.pdf (the concise, 1-page summary) and http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/info/Discussion.pdf (the in-depth space weather analysis for the technical user). These two products will supplement the existing product suite and no current products will be discontinued.
KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS (Update/Change)
Operators Jussi-Pekka/OH6RX and Esa/OH7WV will be active from Saipan Island (OC-086) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. Callsign will be AH0DX and QSL via WX8C. Time permitting, some operating outside of contest one day before and one day after may take place. Operators will be on Saipan between November 22-27th, and will probably use the callsigns KH0/homecall outside of the contest.
A team of operators will be active as LX7I during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LX2A. Operators mentioned are YL Sandy/DL1QQ, Helmut/DK6WL, Gerd/DF9TS, Mike/DF3VM, Frank/PA4N, Philippe/LX2A and possibly others. Also, visit the following Web page at:
Al, NH7A/F5VHJ, will be active as NH7A from Keaau during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High- Power entry. QSL via F5VHJ, by the REF Bureau or LoTW.
NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Brad, K7EUG, will be active as K7EUG/NP2 from St. Croix (NA-106) between November 19-27th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, definitely be on SSB and possibly digital. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
NP3, PUERTO RICO
Jaime, WP3A, will be active as NP3X from the Coamo Contest Club station during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power/Assisted entry. QSL via NP3O. Visit the following Web page at:
OY, FAROE ISLANDS
Carsten, OY1CT, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. This will be a part time operation; no 160m. QSL via OY1CT.
Jack, R2AA (ex-RW3QC), will be active as P3N during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High- Power entry. QSL via RW3RN.
Bob, 5B4AGN, is planning a lightweight Pacific trip for February 2013. Look for him to be active as KH2/G3ZEM from Guam (OC-026) between February 9-13th (2013) and as V63ZM from Micronesia between February 13-23rd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters but may include 160m if a useful antenna arrangements can be made. He will use his K3 radio and KPA-500. QSL via M0URX.
PG100, THE NETHERLANDS
Fred, PA0FAW (ISWL Member), will be operating as PG100NOM between December 1-28th. Activity will be mostly on CW and SSB with some Digital. Operations will be in WFF-PA-005 (For the World Fauna and Flora Award). Fred will use a 3 element beam for 10, 15 and 20. QSL is 100 percent and SWL reports are very welcome. See (QRZ.com) for details.
PT0S, ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL ROCKS (Update)
Just a reminder that the PT0S team has extended their operation to cover the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via HA7RY. The team has three stations on the air CW, SSB and RTTY. The latest updates are available at their Web page. Also the PT0S's log is now on their Web page and ClubLog at:
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated November 18th) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5G12ITD via RW6HS (d) FK8DD via LZ1JZ OM/HA5RT via HA5RT 6Y3M via VE3NE G3XLQ via AF4K OT4A via ON4AEK 7Z1TT via NI5DX GX4SRC via G3SVK P4/VE7QC via VE7QC 9A203ND via 9A3ND H44MS via DL2GAC P29VCX via SM6CVX 9M2/OH1VR via OH1VR HA/OM0AM via OM0AM PA/ON2KMJ/P via ON2KMJ 9Y4/DL7VOG via DL7VOG HB9EME via EA7FTR PR2P via PY2OE (d) A31KJ via JA1KJW HI3/KL7JR via KL7JR (d) PT2ZXR via DJ0XR A31VE via JA8VE HV5PUL via IW0DJB R1943S via RN4ABD A65CI via IZ8CLM J6/K7KMR via K7KMR SC2012ARDF via SM6AGR CO4SM via HA3JB (d) J28NC via F5RQQ SN2012UP via SQ9PPO CO6LE via EA5GL J75Z via K7ZZ SO5O via SP5KVW CO8WOH via RW6HS (d) JU850CS via JT1CS TM2VD via F8DFO DU1/OE3SGU via OE3SGU JU850KAA via JT1KAA VK2IA via DK2BJ EA3GYK via DK7TM KH6LC via WA6WPG VP8DLB via 2M1DHG EA8/DL3BC/P via DL3BC KH7Y via EA5GL W0V via KB0NMQ ED5URR via EA5URR KP3A via W3HNK XL3A via VE3AT EG1MOU via EA1URO LX/PA3ERA via PA3ERA XQ7HL via CE3AA EG5ERC via EA7HBC LX/PA3EZC/P via PA3EZC YU100SAF via YU1AVQ EG5MSV via EA5URR LZ6K via LZ2PL (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only3V8BB DIRECT QSLS. Ashraf "Ash", KF5EYY (SWL 3V4-002), and one of the operators of 3V8BB and 3V8SS, reports that he just received a box of QSL cards (with 140 cards) from the Director of the Institute in Tunisia where the 3V8BB station is located. Ash states, "The secretary didn't know what to do with them, she simply stored them in a box! Some of them are old QSLs. I'm processing these QSLs and I'll answer them all direct. I added on my Web site a QSL Status Page for you to follow-up at:
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 8P6DR, 9A7A, 9Y4D, A71AM, AH0/N0AT, AL1G, CX2AQ, DL8PF, DL9UBF, E74IW, EO2012KW, HC6EP, KL2R, KL8DX, KP2MM, LA5VSA, MW2I, NH8S, P4/PG4DX, RU0FM, RX1CQ, SM5AQD, SV3DCX, VE3MJR, VK5PAS, YL2KF, YO9HP, ZC4LI, ZD8O, ZD9UW, ZL1BYZ, ZM4T and ZS2DK
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3A/G0VJG, 4L1MA, 5B/W2TAA, 5B4AII, 5U5U, 6O3A, 8P6DR, 8Q7OE, A5A, C4M, C50C, CY9M, E21EJC, EX8MLE, IP1T, J28AA, J39BS, KH8/DL3DXX, P3N, T6JP, T77C, TT8PK, VP5DX and ZS7/DL1LLL
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3G1TUW, 4U1WRC, 4Z13AR, AH0J, C31LJ, C5YK, D2AM, DS4DRE, EM15UCRF, H40FN, HK1R, HL5BLF, J37T, J45PO, J73CCM, JA7DOT, JA7ODY, JG7MFN, JH0JDV/0, JH4UYB, JI1LET, JR1MAF, JT1RF, JY4NE, KH0/KH2F, KP4KE, LZ907SKB, NY8A/KH2, PJ7/K5SL, R0/KE5JA, RG50F, RJ3AA, S56P, S550ACP, SP100MSC, V31MD, V5/DJ2HD and VP2MWG
RI1, FRANZ JOSEF LAND
Eugene, UA4RX, will be active as RI1FJ from Franz Josef Land (EU-019) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via UA2FM direct, an OQRS is available on ClubLog.
Cuban operators Carlos/CO2CW, Winston/CO2WF, Juan-Carlos/CO2JD and Manuel/CO2MS will be active as T40C during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-Op/Single-Transmitter entry on 80/40/20/15/10 meters. QSL direct to address on (QRZ.com).
T6, AFGHANISTAN (Update)
As reported alst week, Mike, KI4MRH, is now active as T6MH from Afghanistan, and expects to be there until October 2013. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (no 30m) using SSB and the Digital modes (PSK-31/PSK-63/JT-65). He will use 100 watts (SSB) and 30 watts (Digital) into a 40 meter Inverted Vee and a 20 meter vertical. This past week Mike has be real active on 20/17/15 meters using the Digital modes. Also, OPDX was informed that he now has a QSL Manager, so QSL via W2GR direct w/GSs or IRC and SASE.
Naotsugu, JA1MML, will be active as T8NS from Palau (OC-009) between November 21-26th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL route TBA.
Members of the Bulgarian Elecraft Contest Team will be active as TC2M during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LZ1NK. Operators mentioned are Stanislav/LZ1GC, Stoyan/LZ1SDR, Krasimir/LZ2UW, Mike/LZ2NW, Vesko/LZ2JE, Darin/LZ2NG, Chrsito/LZ3FN and Veselin/LZ5VK. There will be activity outside of the contest using the callsign TC2W. Visit the group's Web page at:
TF, ICELAND (Update)
Operators Phil/G3SWH, Tom/N3ZZ, Andrew/UA3AB, Mike/WA6O, Oskar/TF3DC, Yngvi/TF3Y and Thorvaldur/TF4M will activate the TF4M Rhombic Farm club station in Otradalur, using the callsign TF4X during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via G3SWH, direct only or the OQRS. For more on the TF4M station, see:
Martin, DL5RMH, is now active as TG9/KF5LSG until January 13th, 2013. Activity will be holiday style on CW and RTTY, using an Icom IC-706 MKII into a Cushcraft R7. Martin will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest using the callsign TG9IDX as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via DL5RMH, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW.
V4, ST. KITTS (NA-104)
Andy, N2NT, will be active as V47NT from the QTH of V47KP between November 19-26th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via W2RQ. Andy adds, "The operation is dependent on getting the station back together :) There is a lot of work to be done there."
V8, BRUNEI (Update)
The members of the Gemilang Amamteur Radio Club (GEMILANG Radio) and the Mediterraneo DX Club continue to be active as V84SMD from Brunei (OC-088, WLOTA 1628) until November 23rd. An interesting log search is available at:
VE2, CANADA (Zone 2)
Victor, VA2WDQ, will be active as VE2EKA from Sept-Iles in Zone 2 during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power/Assisted entry. Victor will be in Zone 2 between November 22-26th. QSL via VA2WDQ.
Bernd, VK2IA, will be active as VK6AA during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via his new QSL Manager Uli, DK2BJ. ADDED NOTE: QSL all of the following - VK2IA, VK6AA, VK8VJ, VK9AA and VK9AA/9 via DK2BJ. Bernd reports that his old manager Peter, DL8YR, passed away earlier this year and Uli has kindly offered his help and support. Uli's postal address is (for those who wish to send QSLs direct): Uli Hacker, Karl-Marx-Allee 155, 52066 Aachen, Germany. Bernd states, "I will upload all my VK logs to LotW before the end of the year."
Tom, OZ1AA, will be active as VK8GM (from Gregory's QTH) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All- Band/High-Power entry. QSL via VK8GM, direct or by the Bureau.
Will, AA4NC, will be acvtive as VP2ME from Montserrat (NA-103, WLOTA 1475) between February 13-20th (2013). Activity will be on the 30/17/12 meter bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. He will also be in the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th). QSL via LoTW.
VP8/S. SOUTH GEORGIA (Update)
Mike, GM0HCQ/MM, onboard the "Royal Research Ship James Clark Ross, is scheduled to possibly be active again as VP8SGK from King Edward Point Base station, South Georgia (AN-007). According to his latest update [edited]:
"The current plan has the ship working cargo at Bird Island on Sunday, 18th November. If the cargo work is not completed and the weather remains good then the ship may well remain here for a further day, which means that at present the proposed arrival dates for King Edward Pont, South Georgia, are either Monday 19th or Tuesday 20th. The ship is likely to arrive by 1200z. If the ship does arrive at 1200z, then I am likely to have work to carry out for most of the morning and part of the afternoon. I do have to visit the base to look over the radio equipment and once I have done this I would hope to be able to operate as VP8SGK. .QSLing is only direct for all contacts. All contacts will be on e-QSL or LoTW. NO BUREAU QSLS. Full details on QSLing are available at:
I anticipate this to be after 1700 or 1800z. Proposed frequencies: As it is likely to be an afternoon of operating I suspect that ideally I would be best working on 15m. However, there may be an issue with the antenna and the transceiver not loading on this band. If so I will then have to drop down to 17m and perhaps 20m. I propose to use the following frequencies: 21187kHz, 18157kHz or 14187kHz. All operations will be on SSB, which is not by choice but due to not wanting to carry a whole pile of kit ashore with me. The transceiver is a commercial unit, a Skanti TRP800 (I think) and does not have any fancy filters. Hopefully, I will be able to plug in a set of headphones from the ship."
Prasad, VU2PTT, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via the LoTW, by the Bureau or direct using the info on (QRZ.com).
Retu, OH4MDY (OX3RZ/XU7MDY/XV2MDY), will once again be active as XV2RZ from Southeast Vietnam between November 23rd and December 10th. Activity will be on 20-6 meters using the "normal modes" (CW and SSB). QSL only direct via OH4MDY with a SASE and 2 USDs. His log will be available online at: http://www.clublog.org
By the time you read this, Naim, OD5LN, who was just active as XU7HRN from Sihanoukville, Cambodia, is expected to be active from Laos until November 24th. As of press time callsign is unknown. QSL via OD5LN.
The "Iraq Amateur Radio Society" (IARS) club station YI1IRQ is once again back on the air as of November 14th. The last legitimate airing of YI1IRQ was in August 2008. Visit the IARS Web page at:
Marijan, S56A, will be active as Z6/S56A from south of Pristina, close to the Serbian monastery of Gracanica, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a multiplier for the contest. He will operate as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Marijan will be in Kosovo between November 22-26th. Activity outside of the contest will be on all bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. His equipment: TS-480 and a homemade coaxial multiband vertical antenna. QSL via S56A.
ZM4, NEW ZEALAND
Members of the East Coast Contesters ZM4T/ZM2M Team will be active using the callsign, ZM4T, in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-Multi entry. Operators mentioned are: Lee/ZL2AL, Gary/ZL2IFB, Holger/ZL3IO, Peter/ZL2LF, Tom/ZL2MY and John/ ZL1BYZ. QSL via ZL2AL, only direct or LoTW with in 30 days or OQRS via the ZM4T Web page at:
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