OPDX Bulletin 1088 November 26, 2012

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1088
BID: $OPDX.1088
November 26, 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, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, KP4BJD, N4AA & QRZ DX, KF5EYY, KH6BZF, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, AT International, CX3AL, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK7JWY, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and VU2PAI for the following DX information.

This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQWW DX CW Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the CQWW DX CW Contest participants.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 16th-November, through Friday, 23rd-November there were 236 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, 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, FR, FS, 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, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, 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, PJ7, PY, PY0S, PZ, R1FJ, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, 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, VK9L, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/g, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS

* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).

AU2, INDIA (Special Event)
Look for special event station AU2JCB to be active between November 24th and December 10th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters SSB, SSTV, PSK and FM. Suggested frequencies are (depending on the propagation): 7035, 7150, 14220, 14250, 14350, 21235, 21350, 28490, 28545, 28590 and 51500 kHz. If higher bands are open, operations will be on those bands. The operator will be Surabhi, VU2DSI. QSL direct (with 2 IRCs) to VU2DSI. Operations are to celebrate the 154th anniversary of the birth (November 30th) of Sir Jagadeesh Chandra Bose, India's great scientist and inventor, who they consider the "Father of Wireless Communication". For more details, see the following Web page at:


Paul, BA7JS, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m)/High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.

Brian, ND3F/N3IQ, will once again be active as C6AQQ from Nassau (FL16 - Junkanoo Beach), Providence Island (NA-001) between now and November 27th. Activity will be mostly on the lower bands, but he will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single- Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via ND3F, direct preferred, eQSL, LoTW, or by the Bureau (long wait).

Jose, CT1BOH, will be using the special callsign CR3E during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry. All QSOs will be uploaded into LoTW. QSL Manager, Joe, W3HNK. See his Web page and station at:


Leo, CX3AL, provided OPDX with a list of Uruguayan stations to be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th):

CW5W - Operator Jorge; Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry
CX2DK - Operator Marcelo; Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry
CX3AL - Operator Leonardo; Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/High-Power entry
CX5TR - Operator Alan; Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/Low-Power entry
CX7CO - Operator Carlos; Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/High-Power entry
CX7ACH - Operator Pablo; Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/Low-Power entry
See QRZ.com for QSL routes for all operators.

Mike, UA1QV, is now active as D3AA from Vila de Catoca, about 30 km from Saurimo, the capital of the Province Lunda Sul, Angola, until he leaves on February 15th (2013) for another vacation. Look for him to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via UA1QV.

With more and more DXpeditions putting their videos on YouTube and other Web services, we decided to list them (possibly) each week. For this week's listings:

2012 - T30PY/T30SIX Western Kiribati: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T-Sa9dn89s
2012 - David/K3LP & Paul/N6PSE visit to Mt. Athos: http://www.intrepid-dx.com/index-images/dxpedition_video.jpg
2012 - LA/SP7IDX and LA/SP7VC to Mageroya Island (EU-044): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8bRIxgfv-A
2010 - GB2BLE Lundy Island DXpedition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdvsXY7Ayfo

If you have a DXpedition 'video' available on the Web and would like to have it listed in the OPDX, PLEASE send the URL to use, and we will publish it.

A team of operators will be active as E7DX during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via E77E, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

Serge, UT5UDX, will be active as ER4A during both the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.

Members of the Ville de Provins ARC will be active as F6KOP from a station located in the highs of Provins, 77 km SE of Paris, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi/Multi entry. Operators mentioned are Ghis/F6CEL, Francis/F5QF, Didier/F5JVP, Alain/F6ENO, Bruno/ F5AGB, Mat/F5PED, Jean-Jacques/F5NKX, Stephane/F5UOW, Tony/F8ATS, Antoine/ F5RAB, Serge/F6DZS, Terry/F4TTR, Claude/F5GVA, Laurent/F6BBO, Jean-Paul/ F8BJI, Frank/ F4AJQ and Maurice/F5NQL. QSL via F6KOP, direct or by the Bureau.

Didier, FY5FY, will be active as FY5FY during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (possibly 20/15/10m)/Low-Power or QRP entry. QSL via FY1FL, by the Bureau or direct.

Larry, F6FVY, will be active as FY5FY during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (possibly 15/10m)/High-Power or QRP entry. QSL via LoTW or by the Bureau.

Bob, GU4YOX, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/High-Power entry. QSL via GU4YOX, direct or by the Bureau (very slow) or LoTW.

Ralph, H44RK, has announced that he is [edited] "planning a DXpedition in and around the Solomon Islands next year via our sailing boat Hafskip. The trip will start around April (2013) from Vella la Vella (OC-149) and continue through many Islands through to Temotu Province. From there we will be operating on many of the other islands as we head slowly back to VK4-land." In the Temotu Province, Ralph will sign H40RK. Some of the islands that he mentions (all count for DXCC as Solomon Islands) are: Solomon Islands (OC-047), Rennell Island (OC-127), New Georgia Islands (OC-149), Florida Islands (OC-158), Shortland Islands (OC-162), Russell Islands (OC-168), Ontong Java Atoll (OC-192) and Stewart Islands [aka Sikaiana Atoll] (OC-285). Ralph is interested and looking in sponsors for this trip. He can be contacted at: ralph.honiara@gmail.com

Simon, S54ZZ, will be active as HP1/S54ZZ from Panama until November 27th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. QSL via his home callsign.

NA-072. Olli, OH0XX, is currently active as HP1XX from Contadora Island. The length of his stay is not known. He is expected to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band entry. QSL via his home callsign.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 26th- December 2nd)

 Nov/26th  AN      Nov/29th  HN      Dec/01st  HN-AN
 Nov/27th  AN-HN   Nov/30th  HN      Dec/02nd  AN
 Nov/28th  AN-HN

    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
According to one of the three Mayan Calendars, the end of the world will occur on December 21, 2012. To celebrate this once in a lifetime event, look for special event station "N0D" to be on the air for the following three days:
December 20th - To celebrate the end of the world.
December 21st - The day of destruction. Operators will be on the air as long as possible.
December 22nd - This day is a little iffy right now.
This operation will take place from a secret undisclosed location. QSL with SASE via KK5W, the address is in QRZ.com. According to the info on QRZ.com, "If Doomsday actually does happen, we regret that a QSL will not be possible so don't mail your QSL request until it is safe." More information is available about certificates, official N0D Doomsday apparel (T-shirts, Caps and buttons) and becoming a registered "Official Doomsday Station" [also take the Doomsday survey] on the Official N0D Web site at:
You can also E-mail the N0D team at N0D.Doomsday@gmail.com with questions or suggestions about Doomsday. "DO IT QUICK -- TIME IS RUNNING OUT"

Mat, F5SHQ, will be active as MJ0ASP during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW.

Ian, G3WVG, will be active as MZ5B from Eshaness, Shetland Island (EU-012, IOSA SH01, SCOTIA SI11, ARLHS SCO-075, BARLS A3838, WLH GM-026, WLOTA LH-0867, WAB HU27) during CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m) entry. QSL via LoTW or to G3TXF, direct or by the Bureau.

Felipe, NP4Z, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via N4AO.

Martijn, PA3GFE, will be active as OA4/PA3GFE between December 20th and February 1st. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters, mainly CW and the Digital modes. He hopes to get active on 80m too, if he can get the antenna to resonant. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW.

Operators Franta/DJ0ZY, Maik/DJ2QV, Simon/DJ4MZ, Manfred/DK2OY, Holger/DL5KUT, Bernhard/DL6RAI, Jukka/OH6LI and Jari/OH6QU will be active as OH0V from Geta Bergen during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via OH6LI, by the Bureau or direct.

The PT0S team will not be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) because they went QRT on November 23rd at 1030z. QSL via HA7RY. The latest updates are available at their Web page. Also the PT0S's log is now on their Web page and ClubLog at:

As of 0845z, November 22nd, PT0S has made a total of 40922 QSOs with 13116 Unique callsigns (23649/CW, 15676/SSB and 1597/RTTY). Breakdown by continent is: 710/AF, 1/AN, 2591/AS, 19278/EU, 15060/NA, 363/OC and 2919/SA. ADDED NOTE: The OQRS is now available on their Web page!


  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated November 23rd)
  3B8/SM6GOR via SM6GOR     EA8/RW3DO via RW3DO       SV9/IN3EEF via IN3EEF
  3Z5MT via SP5PRF          EL2MF via KC7V            TC2W via LZ1NK
  4S7KKG via DC0KK          EM7KAA/P via IK2DUW       TF4X via G3SWH
  5P3WW via DL1YAW          FK8CE via LZ1JZ           TY2BP via IK2IQD
  6W/UN7LZ via UN7LZ        GB2RN via G-Bureau only   VE2IM via VE3DZ
  6W7/N1SNB via N0TG (d)    HE5LC via HB9LC           VP2MMM via W3HNK
  9H3OG via DL4HG           HK2PMR via EA5GL          VP5/W5CW via W5CW
  9H3TX via DL5XAT          HT9H via TI4SU            W4D via WP4SD
  A6/YO3FRI via YO3FRI      J79WTA via HB9MFM         WH0DX via JM1LJS
  CN8QN via EA7FTR          LU8EEM via LU7DR          XW2CW via DK7PE
  CR3E via W3HNK            NP2/K7EUG via K7EUG       YA/IZ1CCK via IZ1BWB
  CT7/DL5SAQ/P via DL5SAQ   OF3I via OH3BHL           YC9CT via YC9BEC
  CT7/OJ0M via OH1NOA       OY1OF via M0URX           YS1/HB9KNA via HB9KNA
  CT8/OH6KZP via OH6KZP     PJ2/VE7ACN via VE7ACN     YU100SAF via YU1AVQ
  CT9/CT1FFU via CT1EEB     PJ2/W0NB via W0NB         Z38/HA6OI via HA6OI
  CT9/DL1CW via DL1CW       PJ2MI via EB7DX           Z38/HA7UI/P via HA7UI
  CT9/DL5AXX via DL5AXX     PJ4/W1FJ via W1FJ         Z38/YO5BRZ via YO5BRZ
  E51TLA via OZ6TL          PJ4D via W3HNK
  EA/LB2M via LB2M          PJ7I via JG2BRI
             (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
7O6T QSL STATUS. OPDX was informed on November 20th that QSL Manager Nick, UA3DX, reported he received the QSL cards from the printer about 4 weeks ago ((QRZ.com) states October 18th). He is now mailing about 500 direct cards weekly.

NEW QSL MANAGER As of November 21, 2012, Buzz, NI5DX, is the QSL Manager for 4L1AN. Buzz and Joni will work on designing a card and getting it printed. This may take up to 6 weeks. NI5DX will NOT be able to answer any card requests prior to November 21, 2012.

NEW QSL MANAGER. Effective immediately, Buzz, NI5DX, is the QSL Manager for ZL2HAM, Rick in Nelson, New Zealand. Rick has forwarded Buzz his past logs, so Buzz will be able to answer any request for a card from ZL2HAM. Cards will be ordered and should be available to send out in about a month. Buzz will also handle Rick's contest calls ZL1G and ZM1G.

QSL INFO UPDATE FROM VU2PAI. Pai, VU2PAI, sent the following to OPDX:

"Greetings from Mangalore ,South India,
With a heavy heart I wish to inform the sad news about the loss my beloved father recently. He encouraged me very much in all walks of life and specially he helped me and motivated a lot for Ham Radio. The reason for my mail is to request you to publish some information that I will give in this mail in your next news bulletin.

I have a small back log of the QSLs that I have received recently from about June-August as I was travelling to the U.S. in May-June to attend Dayton Hamfest, and I have not been active on the air for about 2 months since the death of my father. I am now QRV, and I will be sending all the pending cards soon. I once again request all DX hams not to send any green stamps with their QSL card. IRCs are fine no problem at all. I also read that it is difficult to get IRCs in many post offices in Europe and now the U.S.A also. But please do not forget to send a self addressed envelope or an address label with your QSL request.(More info on (QRZ.com) under my call VU2PAI)

I will be very happy to send cards via direct even without IRC or green stamp, no problem, I request hams to please use 3 or 4 beautiful stamps on the envelope when they send me their card. If possible they can send me 3 or 4 mint (unused stamps) from their country or any saved envelopes that they have from exchanging QSLs from other DX contacts to me. I love collecting stamps and stamps on envelopes. I still have some photo QSL cards from my previous activations like St.Marys Island (IOTA AS-096), Sacrifice Rock Island (Iota AS-161), AT0PAI,AT2PAI,VU2PAI/50 etc.

I DO NOT have any QSL Manager, and I handle all my QSL requests. Some databases showed a QSL Manager in Italy for me which is wrong infor- mation.

All QSL cards only for VU7LD/VU2PAI (Laccadive Islands) is VIA W3HNK ONLY.

I have also been appointed as the QSL manager for ALL VU stations since the last one year, and I will be happy to forward all incoming QSL cards to the members of the ARSI (Amateur Radio Society Of India which is affiliated to the IARU).

Best wishes to all and Seasons greetings in Advance for a very Merry Christmas and happy,healthy and a prosperous 2013."

VU2PAI address is: Ananth G.Pai, Bharath Beedi Works Pvt Ltd, Post Box 730, Bharath Bagh,Kadri Road, Mangalore 575 003, India.




"The Daily DX" reports that Mario, CT1FTR, has moved to the Sudan and has recently obtained his ST2FT license. He is using a FT-857 that is set up for SSB and PSK31 on the HF bands. QSL via CT2GBU direct and eQSL. PLEASE NOTE: QSLs cannot go through the REP QSL Bureau as neither CT1FTR nor his QSL Manager are members of REP.

Operators Rob/GM3YTS, Tom/GM4FDM, Gav/GM0GAV and Clive/GM3POI will be active as T2GM from Tuvalu between March 12-23rd (2013). Activity will be focused on Europe. QSL via GM4FDM. Hopefully, more details will be forthcoming.

Eric, K9GY, now active as T6MO from the Helmand Province (Grid MM21), is expected to once again be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters only using 100 watts into a OCF dipole at 30 feet. His sunrise is 0218z and sunset is 1240z. QSL via K8GY.

TM1, FRANCE (Special Event)
Look for special event station TM1TARA to be on air between December 8-10th. Activity is to commemorate the scientific campaigns of French polar boat "TARA". Operations will be conducted by François/F8DVD and Sebastien/F8IJV in Paris during the Tara exhibit. Look for them on 20-10 meters SSB. A special color QSL card will be printed and will be sent via the Bureau or direct (SAE with 1 IRC or 2 USD) via the QSL Manager F8DVD.

The Tara Expeditions has been organizing missions aboard the research schooner Tara for the past 9 years. The goal was to learn more about the impact of climate change on ecosystems. Tara has accomplished 8 successful expeditions - to Greenland, Antarctica, Patagonia, southern Georgia, the Arctic and all over the world with the latest expedition Tara Oceans. After stopovers in Europe this winter, the schooner will leave for a new mission in 2013 for the great North. Tara will attempt to go through the Arctic Ocean by the northwest and northeast passages, if the ice pack permits this. This will also be the occasion to add new research programs specific to the region concerning plastic particles and traces of pollution. For more info, see QRZ.com or contact F8DVD: a.pole@laposte.net

Sam, FK8DD, will be using the special callsign TX1CW from Noumea, New Caledonia (OC-032), for the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th). QSL via LZ1JZ.

Dmitri, UA2FB, will be active as UA2KW (ex-UA2KK) from the Keeper Telecom LTD Club Station during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) 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.

V2, ANTIGUA (NA-100)
The V26B QSL Manager Mike, KA2AEV, reports: "We (Team Antigua) are currently awaiting additional information as to the status of the shack. The building was damaged and the owner, Roy Carte, injured, but he's in the hospital and as far as I know recovering nicely. We will have additional information in the days ahead.

ANOTHER UPDATE: V26B shack was totally destroyed:

Pictures here: http://n3oc.dyndns.org/v26b/fire.htm
ADDED NOTE FROM Mike: Also, currently due to Hurricane Sandy which hit my area HARD, I have not yet begun to answer any QSL requests that I have received and do not anticipate until maybe another 2 weeks because of my job status, (I work for the local Power Company) so PLEASE BE PATIENT. Please do not email me or Telephone me asking me if your QSLs have been received or why they haven't been answered yet....

Bob, K4UUK, will be active as V31RD from Belize between May 4-18th (2013). Activity will be on 80-6 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct (preferred) or by the Bureau.

V4, ST. KITTS (Cancelled)
Andy, N2NT, was expected to be active as V47NT from the QTH of V47KP between November 19-26th. However, he reports, "I had to cancel the trip to V47NT for the CQWW contest. The road to the station is out and no way to get to the hill. "

V8, BRUNEI (Update)
By the time you read this, the activity by the V84SMD DXpedition should be over. Remember, the V84SMD log search is available at:

QSL via IK2VUC, direct, by the bureau or the OQRS. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW 4-5 months after the activity. Further information can be found on their website at:
As of 2347z, November 22nd, V84SMD has made a total of 39310 QSOs with 14102 Unique callsigns (42%/CW, 37%/SSB and 21%/Digi). Breakdown by continent is: 1%/AF, 44%/AS, 43%/EU, 10%/NA, 2%/OC and 1%/SA.

A recent update, was posted on the Heard Island (The 2014 Cordell Expedition) Web page at:

Under "News" it states [edited]:
"PROJECT STATUS - We announce the appointment of Viola Krebs as liaison to IPEV, the operators of the vessel Marion Dufresne. Viola replaces Peter Casier who resigned for personal reasons. We are currently in final negotiations for the itinerary and cost for the expedition. Attempts to arrange a combined mission with TAAF to enable the team to be on Heard Island for 33 days did not succeed due to the large size of the team and inadequate space on the vessel.

We report that that team member Damion Gildea has made preliminary arrangements for an Australian film team to make a documentary of the expedition.

We expect that in the next news update (15 Dec), we will have specific information about the itinerary and projected costs.

We have posted updates on the expedition website www.heardisland.org. For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Schmieder, KK6EK, Organizer and Expedition leader, Schmieder@cordell.org."

Alan, N3AD, will once again be active as VP2MMM between now and November 27th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band possibly a High or Lower Power entry. QSL via W3HNK.

A UK DXpedition team will be active as XR0YG from Easter Island (SA-001) between February 13-21st. Operators mentioned are Michael/G7VJR, Nigel/G3TXF, Bob/MD0CCE and Martin G3ZAY. QSL via M0OXO. There will be a log search on ClubLog at:

No other details are available at this time. Stay tuned.

A team of Japanese operators will be active from Burkina Faso between February 22nd and March 2nd (2013). Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Look for the following operators (w/their XT callsign): Yukinori/JA3VWT (XT2VWT), Jusei/JA3IVU (XT2IVU), Junichi/JH3AEF (XT2AEF) and Kunio/JA1CJA (XT2CJA). QSL via their home callsign.

On Tuesday, members of the "Italian Dxpedition Team" announced that their next DXpedition will be to Burkina Faso between February and March 2013 (dates are approx.). This will be a 15 day operation on all bands and all modes. The pilot station is IK7JWY, and the pilot station for 6m band is IK0FTA. Software Management (real-time log online) will be by IH9GPI. The official Web site is:

Official forum is: http://www.hamradioweb.org
Look for more details to be forthcoming.

Mal, VK6LC, will be on another DX vacation to Cambodia between November 23-25th. He will sign XU7AEO. Activity will be on CW and some SSB. Also, look for him to operate in the CQWW DX CW Contest. QSL ONLY DIRECT to VK6LC.

Eddie, XV1X, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m) entry. He mentions that he may operate on other bands if 10m closes up. QSL RW6HS.

Yan, XV4Y (ex-XV4TUJ), located in Mekong delta (south of Vietnam), informs OPDX this past week [edited]:

"Like last winter, I will try to be active on 80 meters around NA sunrise time (1300-1400z). I already have several good reports and even a couple of QSOs during last month, but the level of noise is still really high since the rainy season has not yet ended. I hope to have better conditions in December and January, but the stations who want to work me may need a lot of patience.

My setup is rather simple with 100W in a low-above-ground 80m OCF Dipole for TX antenna and an homebrew coaxial-made small loop for RX antenna. I will also try to be on the air for Europe around 2200z (my sunrise), but I have not a lot of spare time for this so don't expect me to be there every morning. However, band conditions are usually better at sunrise than at sunset so the QSO rate could be better. For more details about my planned operations (when I am able to plan something) will be available on my Twitter account @XV4Y. See you on the air."

QSL via OK1DOT, LoTW and eQSL. Yan's Twitter and Web page can be found at:
Also, to learn more about Yan, read his (QRZ.com) page.

Rudi, DK7PE, is now active as XW2CW from Vientiane until November 27th. Activity will be limited. Look for him to possibly be on 160 and 80 meters. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Visit his Web page at:


Pri, YB0ECT, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via W2FB.

Just a reminder that members of the Hellenic Amateur Radio of Association of Australia (HARAOA) will be active as ZL9HR from Campbell Island (OC-037, WFF ZLFF-019) between November 28th and December 9th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using all modes. QSL via EB7DX direct, LoTW or use the OQRS for Bureau and direct requests. For more information and updates, visit their Web site at:


        The following stations are expected to be active in the
         CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th, 2012)
       Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2012 CQWW DX CW 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/cqc2012.html  (By call sign)
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqcd2012.html (By entity)
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqcz2012.html (By zone)
  Contest        DXCC       CQZ     Class         QSL
  Callsign       Entity                           Route
3V8BB            Tunisia    33      SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via LX1NO
3W2J             Vietnam    26      M/S           LoTW; QSL via K2PF
4K6FO            Azerbaijan 21      SOAB          4K6FO
5X1NH            Uganda     37                    G3RWF
5Z4EE            Kenya      37      SOAB HP       NV7E
7P8D             Lesotho    38      M/?           ZS2DL
8P9DF            Barbados   08      SOAB LP       WJ2O Direct
9G5XA            Ghana      35      SOSB 10M      G3SWH
9H3PP            Malta      15      SOSB          HA5PP
9H3TX            Malta      15      M/2           DL5XAT
9J3A             Zambia     36      SO LP         S57S
9M2/E21EIC    West Malaysia 28      SOAB          E21EIC; JAs QSL via JR5XPG
9M6NA         East Malaysia 28      SOAB          LoTW; QSL via JE1JKL (B/d)
AH2R             Guam       27      M/S           LoTW; QSL via JH7QXJ (B/d)
AH0DX       Mariana Islands 27      M/2           WX8C
BA7JS            China      24      SOSB 160M     BA7JS
BY5CD            China      24      SOAB HP       BD4HF
C5A              Gambia     35      M/M           OM2FY
C6AKQ/C6ARU/C6AUM Bahamas   08      ????          QSL via home call 
C6AQQ            Bahamas    08      SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via ND3F (d/e)
CR2X             Azores     14      SOAB HP       OH2BH
CR3E             Madeira    33      SOAB          W3HNK
CR3L             Madeira    33      M/2           DJ6QT
CR6T             Portugal   14      SOSB          LoTW; QSL via OH1NOA
CW5W             Uruguay    13      SOAB HP
CW90A            Uruguay    13      M/?           CX2ABC
CX2DK            Uruguay    13      SOSB 20m LP
CX3AL            Uruguay    13      SOSB 15m LP
CX5TR            Uruguay    13      SOSB 15m LP
CX7CO            Uruguay    13      SOSB 10m LP
CX7ACH           Uruguay    13      SOSB 10m LP
D3AA             Angola     36      SOAB          UA1QV
D4C       Cape Verde Island 35      M/?           IZ4DPV
E7DX   Bosnia & Herzegovina 15      M/S           LoTW; QSL via E77E (B/d)
EA8CUU       Canary Islands 33      SOSB          OH6CS Direct
ED1B             Spain      14      M/S
ED1R             Spain      14      M/2           EC1KR
ED9Z        Ceuta & Melilla 33      M/S           HA1AG
EF7X             Spain      14      M/S           EA7GYS
EF8S         Canary Islands 33      SOSB 160M     OH2BYS
EF8X         Canary Islands 33      SOAB          W2GR
EL2A             Liberia    35      M/M           G3SXW
ER4A             Moldova    15      SOAB HP       LoTW
ES6Q             Estonia    15      SOAB LP       ES5RY
EU1AA            Belarus    16      SOAB QRP      EU1AA
EY8MM            Tajikistan 17      SOSB 10M      LoTW; QSL via K1BV
F6KOP            France     14      M/M           F6KOP; QSL via (B/d)
FS               St. Martin 08                    LoTW
FY5FY         French Guiana 09      SOSB
FY5KE         French Guiana 09      SOSB          LoTW; QSL via (B/d)
GJ2A             Jersey     14      SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via K2WR or GJ3DVC
GU4CHY           Guernsey   14      SOSB 10M      GU4CHY Direct
GU4YOX           Guernsey   14      SOSB 15M      LoTW; QSL via GU4YOX (B/d)
HK1NA            Colombia   09      M/M           K6IPM
HP1XX            Panama     07                    OH0XX
HQ2N             Honduras   07      SOSB 10M      LoTW; QSL via EA5GL
IH9R          African Italy 33      SOSB 40M      IZ1GAR Direct
II1A             Italy      15      M/?           IK1SPR
II9P             Sicily     15      M/S           IT9CHU
IT9RBW           Sicily     15      SOSB 10M
J34K             Grenada    08      SOAB QRP      LoTW
J75Z             Dominica   08      SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via K7ZZ direct
JW5E             Svalbard   40      M/S           JW5E
KG6DX            Guam       27      SOSB 10M      LoTW; QSL via KG6DX direct
KH2/JK2VOC       Guam       27      SOAB LP       JK2VOC
KH7M             Hawaii     31      SOAB HP       KH6ZM
KP2M      US Virgin Islands 08      M/S
KP2MM     US Virgin Islands 08      SO            LoTW
LN8W             Norway     14      SOAB HP       LA9VDA
LS1D             Argentina  13      M/S           AC7DX
LT1F             Argentina  13      M/S           AC7DX
LU8YE            Argentina  13      M/2           LU8YE
LX7I             Luxembourg 14      M/S           LX2A
LY7A             Lithuania  15      M/M           LY2ZO
MJ0ASP           Jersey     14      SOAB          LoTW
MZ5B        Shetland Island 14      SOSB 10M      G3TXF
NH2T             Guam       27      SOAB HP       LoTW
NP3X            Puerto Rico 08      SOSB 20M      NP3O
NP4Z            Puerto Rico 08      SO HP         N4AO
OE3K             Austria    15      SOAB          OE3DIA
OH0V           Aland Island 15      M/2           OH6LI
OH0Z           Aland Island 15      SOAB HP       W0MM
OP4K             Belgium    14      M/S           OP4K; QSL via (B/d)
OU2A             Denmark    14      SOAB HP       OU2A (B)
OY1CT          Faroe Island 14      SO HP         OY1CT
OZ5E             Denmark    14      M/M           LoTW
P3N              Cyprus     20      SOAB HP       RW3RN
P40F             Aruba      09      SOAB          LoTW; QSL via UA3DX
P40W             Aruba      09      SOAB          LoTW; QSL via N2MM
P49Y             Aruba      09      TBD           AE6Y
PJ4A             Bonaire    09      M/?           K4BAI
PJ4D             Bonaire    09      M/?           W3HNK
PJ7/VA3RA      Sint Maarten 08      SO            VE3IKV
PT0S     St Peter & St Paul 11      M/S           HA7RY
PZ5T             Surinam    09      SOAB          VE3DZ
R4WAA/HI7    Dominican Rep. 08                    R4WAA
RI1FJ      Franz Josef Land 40      SOSB 15M      UA2FM Direct; QSL via OQRS
RT7T        Russia (Europe) 16      SOSB 10M      RY7G (B)
RU0FM         Russia (Asia) 19      M/2           LoTW; QSL via RU0FM (B/d)
T40C             Cuba       08      M/S           T40C Direct
T6LG            Afghanistan 21      SOAB LP       LZ1ZF
T6MO            Afghanistan 21      SOAB LP       K9GY
T8NS             Palau      27      SOAB          TBA
TC2M             Turkey     20      M/2           LZ1NK
TF2CW            Iceland    40      SOAB          LX1NO
TF4X             Iceland    40      M/2           G3SWH
TG9IDX           Guatemala  07      SOAB LP       DL5RMH
TI5A             Costa Rica 07      SOAB          TI5KD
TO7A             Martinique 08      SOAB          UT5UGR
TX1CW         New Caledonia 32      SO            LZ1JZ
UA2KW            Kalinigrad 15      SOSB 20M
V26K             Antigua    08      SOAB LP       AA3B
V6A              Micronesia 27      SOAB          LoTW; QSL via JA7HMZ (d)
VE2EKA           Canada     02      SOAB LP       VA2WDQ
VK6AA            Australia  29      SOAB LP       DK2BJ
VK8GM            Australia  29      SOAB HP       VK8GM
VK9/OG1M   Lord Howe Island 30      SOSB 10M      OH1VR Direct
VK9/OH3X   Lord Howe Island 30      SOSB 160M     OH3JR Direct
VP2MMM           Monserrat  08      SO            W3HNK
VP2V/AA7V Br.Virgin Islands 08      M/S           LoTW; QSL via NR6M (d)
VP5CW        Turks & Caicos 08                    W5CW Direct
VU2PTT           India      22      SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via VU2PTT (B/d)
XU7AEO           Cambodia   26                    VK6LC Direct ONLY
XV1X             Vietnam    26      SOSB 10M      RW6HS
YB0ECT           Indonesia  28      SOSB 10M      W2FB
YN2CC            Nicaragua  07      SOAB LP       LoTW; QSLvia AJ9C (d)
Z6/S56A          Kosovo     15      SOAB LP       S56A
ZD8W       Ascension Island 36      SO            W6NV
ZF1A         Cayman Islands 08      M/S           LoTW; QSL via K6AM (B/d)
ZM4T            New Zealand 32      M/M           LoTW; QSL via ZL2AL (d)
ZP9MCE           Paraguay   11      SOSB 10M      EA5ZD
ZS4TX          South Africa 38      SOSB 15M      LoTW
        (d) direct only  (e) eQSL  (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only

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