OPDX Bulletin 1131 October 7, 2013

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1131
BID: $OPDX.1131
October 7, 2013
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, N1DG, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, WA3FRP, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4DN, WA4DAN, N7OU, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, N0HJZ, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3UML, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK4RUX, IZ8EDJ, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, UN6QC, VA3RJ & ICPO, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YF1AR for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 29th-September, through Sunday, 6th-October there were 220 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FO/a, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, 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, PY, PY0F, PZ, S5, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZL9, ZP, ZS, ZS8

* 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).

6W, SENEGAL
Mark, AA1AC, will once again be active as 6W/AA1AC from La Somone, between December 8-14th. QSL direct or by the Bureau to his home callsign.

8R, GUYANA
Alex, W1CDC, will once agin be active as 8R1A from Guyana between October 13th and November 1st. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. There will be an emphasis on 80/30/ 17/12/6 meters. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

9N, NEPAL
Fred, DL8BF, is now active as 9N7BF from Nepal until October 12th. His activity will be QRP on 40/20/15/10 meters. QSL via his home callsign.

C3, ANDORRA
Members of the "Andorran Amateur Radio Union (URA)" will once again be active as C37NL during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th). QSL via C37URA.

C6, BAHAMAS (Update)
Rich, N0HJZ, will once again be active as C6ARW from Grand Bahama Island (NA-080) between October 22-29th. Activity will be on 30/17/12 meters this time using CW and RTTY. Operations will also include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct (with sufficient postage) or by the Bureau.

C82, MOZAMBIQUE (Press Release, Dated September 29th) [edited]

"This marks the last benchmark for C82DX to be operational by October 14th. They will be active until the morning of October 23rd giving us 9 evenings of low band opportunities.

Operators depart from Japan, Canada and the U.S. next week to convene in Pretoria on the 12th for loading the caravan for the trip to Xai at 5 AM on the 13th. Upon arrival the first antennas to go up are the low band Titanex, Battle Creek and Big IR verticals. After that the listening loops and beverages, beams, and VHF antennas will be erected.

Our final team consists of: JN1THL, K6RB, K6TD, K8EAB, N1DG, N4NX, N4XP, N9JA, NF4A, VA7DX, W6OAT, WF4W, ZS6P, ZS6PJH, and ZS6RI. Team C82DX wishes to thank our Foundation, Club and individual donors, and all the support by lead sponsor ICOM for assisting us in making this happen. Please visit http://www.c82dx.com/pages/sponsors.html for a list of all our great and generous supporters. Hope to see all of you in the logs, especially the low bands! Don, N1DG, and Tom, N4XP, Co Leaders of Team C82DX

www.c82dx.com
"
CY0, SABLE ISLAND
By the time you read this, operators Gary/VE1RGB, Murray/WA4DAN and Rick/AI5P should be almost or preparing to go QRT as CY0P from Sable Island (NA-063,CISA NS004, WLOTA 0758, WWFF CYFF-001). They announced just before leaving to go to Sable that they were expected to be on the air until October 8th (not October 11th as planned - see details special bulletin OPDX.1130.1). OPDX received the following from the team on Saturday [edited]:
"As of 0200z on October 5th, the CY0P DXpedition team had approximately 16,000 Q's in the log. We will continue to work the very large pile-ups over the weekend. Updates to be posted at
www.cy0dxpedition.com
(Not sure about departure date yet....all depends on the WX and condition of the sand 'runway' on the beach)......
73, Murray, Gary, Rick CY0P"
QSL via VE1RGB, direct or by the Bureau. For more information and updates, visit:
http://www.cy0dxpedition.com

D2, ANGOLA
Joo, CT2HPM, is once again active as D2CT from Luanda until November 15th. Activity is on 20/17/15/12/10 meters using mostly PSK31 and RTTY. His equipment is a Kenwood TS-480SAT into a EzWire antenna. QSL via CT2HPM.

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS
Bill, N7OU, informs OPDX that he will once again be active as E51NOU from the South Cook Islands on Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between October 14th and November 9th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters CW only; during his spare time as his volunteer work allows. QSL via N7OU.

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS
Just a reminder that Fabio, IZ0YIV, will be active as E51YIV from the following islands between October 9-17th. His tentative schedule is:

October 9-13th - Rarotonga Island (OC-013)
October 13-17th - Aitutaki Island (OC-083)
Activity will be holiday style, possibly on 20/17/15m (he has not yet decided), using SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY, PSK, JT65 and JT9 mainly). QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or via eQSL or LoTW.

E6, NIUE
Operators Sasi/JA1KJW (E6AK), Mat/JA1JQY (E6AY) and Kuni/JA8VE (E6AA) will be active from Niue Islands (OC-040) between November 3-9th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Suggested SSB frequencies are: 3798, 7080/7155, 14170, 18130, 21270, 24940 and 28470 kHz. Radios are an Elecraft K2/100w and K3/100w, and an Icom IC-726, with an Ameritron ALS-500M into a Spider Beam?and Hex Beam. QSL via their home callsigns.

FY, FRENCH GUIANA
Marc, F1HAR, will be active as FY5KE during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to FY5KE. NO MORE QSLs by the Bureau.

FY, FRENCH GUIANA
Didier, FY5FY, will be active as FY5KE during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via FY1FL, by the Bureau or direct.

GB0, ENGLAND (Special Event)
Look for special event station GB0TWY to be activated by the 2nd Twyning Scout Group, as part of the 56th Jamboree on-the-Air (JOTA) event, for one day on October 19th. Operations will be from the Twyning School. Twyning is a small village on the banks of the River Avon, 3 km north of Tewkesbury in the county of Gloucestershire, England. The village has around 70 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts many of which will be visiting the station to take part in JOTA/JOTI 2013. They will also be joined by other Scout groups from Tewkesbury District. Activity will be on the HF bands (40/20/15 meters) as well as 2m and 70 cm. QSL via info on QRZ.com.

GB2, ENGLAND (Special Event)
Special event callsign GB2NZ came on the air on Saturday, October 5th, as part of the preparation for the commemo- ration of the 90th anniversary this October of the first-ever Europe/ Oceania radio communication, between Z4AA in southern New Zealand and 2SZ in London, in 1924. The main object is to make some G/ZL contacts on 80 meters, close to the 3 MHz frequency used in 1924. Laurie Margolis, G3UML, will be on first with the special callsign GB2NZ on October 5th and 6th (UK time). Other operators, including Don/G3BJ, Chris/G3SJJ and John/G3XRJ, will keep it going throughout most of October. The schedule is as follows:

October 5-6th - Op G3UML SSB
October 7-11th - Op G3XRJ SSB and CW
October 12-18th - Op G3BJ SSB and CW
October 19-25th - Op G3SJJ CW (Team Leader & Webmaster)
See the following URL links for more details:
http://zm90dx.com
http://gb2nz.com
QSL via M0OXO's OQRS (preferred) for direct and Bureau QSLs.

H4, NICARAGUA (Reminder/Update)
Members from the Spanish Aitana DX Group (ADXG) are now active as H7H from Octavio, YN2N, radio shack in Nicaragua until October 16th. Operators mentioned are Javi/EA5KM (CW), Fer/EA5FX (CW), Eugen/EA5HPX (CW), Fran/EA7FTR (SSB/RTTY), Jose/EA1ACP (SSB/RTTY) and Carlos/EA1DVY (SSB/RTTY). Pilot station named is Ismael/ EA1AZ. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via EB7DX, direct or by the Bureau. An OQRS will be available for direct and Bureau QSLs. All QSOs will be confirmed via LoTW. For more details and updates, visit:

http://nicaragua2013.com

IA0, ANTARCTICA
Max, IW0HEU, will be leaving for the Antarctica on October 14th, and he expects to operate as IA0MZ from the Mario Zucchelli Base Station (WAP ITA-01) until January 31st, 2014. Activity will be limited to his spare time. Suggested frequency and time of operation is 14333 kHz between 1730-1830z or watch your local DXCluster. Full information and a preview of the QSL (Managed by IW0EFA) is posted on the WAP Web site at:

http://www.waponline.it/NewsInformation/tabid/225/Default.aspx

II8, ITALY (Special Event)
Look for special event station II8IDXC (suffix "International DX Convention") to be active between November 2013 and May 2015. Activity is to publicize the 10th anniversary of "International DX Convention" that will be held in Paestum, Italy, in April 2015. Operations will be on the HF bands and 6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL Manager is IZ8EDJ. For more info, see,

http://www.dxitalia.it

IOTA NEWS
EU-028. Members of the MOdena DXpedition Italian Team (MODXIT) will be active as IA5/homecall from Giglio Island (Tuscany Archipe- lago, IIA T002, WLOTA 0564 and D.C.I. GR-056) October 8-13th. Operators mentioned are Augusto/IK4RQJ, Vanni/IK4RUX and Sergio/IZ4BBF. Activity will be on the HF bands (including 30/17/12 meters) using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via their home callsigns (direct or through ARI Bureau).

EU-125. Ric, DL2VFR, will be active as OU1RAEM from Romo Island (DIA NS-001), Wadden Sea National Park (WWFF OZFF-004) between December 28-31st. Activity will be on the HF bands, mainly CW and include an entry in the RAEM Contest (December 29th). QSL via DF5LW, direct or by the Bureau. Also, QSLs will be sent automatically by the Bureau. PLEASE NOTE: Ric will also continue to be active between January 1-3rd, but as OZ/DL2VFR. This activity will be a CW only operation. For more details, see:

http://www.iota-expedition.com

NA-060. Dan, HQ4W, was only active for one day this past week to Tigre Island in celebration of the Honduran Armed Forces Day. He is expecting/hoping to return to operate between October 17-20th. QSL via KD4POJ.

NA-124. (Update) Operators Manuel/XE2HUQ, Saul/XE2HQI, Craig/XE2HWJ and Felix/XE2I will be active as XF1P from Partida Island between November 9-16th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via XE2HUQ.

NA-144. Benjamin, KK6FUT, will be active on Santa Cruz Island (USI CA-012S, WLOTA 0813), in the Channel Islands National Park (WWFF KFF-014, Santa Barbara County, CA) between October 19-20th. He will be there with a Boy Scout Troop for the Jamboree-On-The-Air (JOTA). Activity will be on 20 and 15 meters, possibly 40 meters. Operations will be QRP (50w or less), intermittent operating times. QSL via KK6FUT, direct (preferred) or by the Bureau.

OC-109/ Operations YE5T from Tambelan Island (OC-122) and YE5S from
OC-122. Natuna Selatan (OC-109) have now been postponed until Spring of 2014.

OC-177. Budi, YF1AR, will be active as YF1AR/0 from Payung Besar Island in the Seribu IOTA Group between October 12-15th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using mainly SSB with some CW. QSL via N2OO. For more details and update, see:

http://www.yf1ar.com/2013/10/payung-besar-island-oc-177-ido-236.html

OC-239. Operators Joni/YB9WZJ and Lucky/YD9RQX will be active as homecall/p from Waigeo Island between October 16-22nd. Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters SSB only. QSL via their home call- signs.

OC-244. James, KJ6YAP, will be active as DV1/KJ6YAP from Masbate Island (WLOTA 0900), Philippines, between October 28th and November 24th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using mainly SSB and with some CW. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

J8, ST. VINCENT (IOTA Op)
Fred, DH5FS, who was active this past week from Bequia Island (NA-025), is now active as J8/DH5FS from Union Island (NA-025) until October 10th. Activity is mostly CW and on the low bands. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS or direct to DM5JBN.

JD1, OGASAWARA
Take, JA1UII, will be active as JD1BON from Chichijima Island (AS-031) between November 1-4th. Activity will be on HF bands. QSL via his home callsign.

K5, UNITED STATES (LH and Special Event Op)
Members of the Jackson County Amateur Radio Association, Inc. (JCARA) will be active as K5R from the Round Island Lighthouse (USA-711) between October 18-20th. Team Leaders are Fred/N5GJ and Dan/AE5JG. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY/PSK31. The suggested frequencies are:
CW - 3535, 7035, 10115, 14035, 18075, 21035 and 28035 kHz
SSB - 3855, 7255, 14255, 18155, 21355 and 28455 kHz
RTTY/PSK31 - 3585, 7045, 10145, 14085, 18105, 21085 and 28085 kHz

QSL request should be sent to: Dan Miller AE5JG, K5R QSL Manager, 18724 Reese Drive, Saucier, MS 39574. QSL cards will have pictures of the Round Island Lighthouse at its various stages, as well as some of its history. USA: Please include SASE with request. Outside USA: Please include SAE and 3 USDs or current IRC with request.

KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY (Reminder)
Operators Bill/W4WV and Al/W6HGF will be active as KG4WV and KG4HF, respectively, from Guantanamo Bay (NA-015) between October 11-25th. Activity will be on all bands, 160-6 meters using SSB, RTTY, PSK, and some CW. They will be on the air for the JOTA to put the local Boy Scouts on the radio. They will complete the antenna repairs from damage by hurricane Sandy and a few minor repair items to the shack. QSL via their home callsigns.

KH9, WAKE ISLAND (Press Release)
Joe, W8GEX, sent out the following press release on October 1st:

"Due to the U.S. Government shutdown, The Wake Island K9W Forgotten 98's Commemorative DXpedition is now on hold pending a revised schedule. We will announce new dates for the DXpedition as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and under* standing....... The K9W Wake Management team"
Please check their Web site frequently for updates:
http:/wake2013.org
ADDED NOTE: See "Bloomberg" for an interesting story about the DXpedition at:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-04/shutdown-upends-ham-radio-buffs-trip-marking-massacre.html

NEW DX MAILING LIST
There is a new DX mailing list available online from "YB Land DX Club" from Indonesia on YAHOO Groups called YBDXC_News.

P29, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Update/Rescheduled)
Akira, JA1NLX, reports on his Web page that he will be active as P29VNX from Lissenung Island (New Britain Island), in the Bismarck Archipelago IOTA Group (OC-008) between December 1-6th. Activity will be mostly on the IOTA frequencies on 3010 meters using CW, RTTY and PSK31. His transceiver is a Elecraft KX3 with a small 100w amp into a 1/4 wave vertical with elevated radials. QSL via JA1NLX, direct (w/SASE & 2 USDs) or OQRS (direct (3 USDs) or Bureau). Do not send your QSL via Bureau. He is no longer a member of JARL. All logs will be uploaded on LoTW and the Online Log search available on ClubLog. Akira states, "I will send you QSL via Bureau from GlobalQSL if you request OQRS_Buro." For more details and updates, watch Akira's Web and Blog pages at:

http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~yy7a-ysd/P29VNX-2013.htm
http://ja1nlx-aki.blogspot.jp

PJ2, CURACAO (Ops Needed)
Geoff, W0CG/7 (PJ2DX), the Rental Coorinator for the Caribbean Contesting Consortium's (CCC) Signal Point PJ2T Station on Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA LH-0942), reports:

"None of the members of the CCC group are able to be at the QTH for the December ARRL 10 meter contest except for me. If you would like to come as a single op, or would like to put together a team to operate the contest during that time, let me know. I could operate with you if you wish, or turn it all over to you if that's your preference. (We will be signing PJ2T, and that letter of permission has already been issued.) The station is very capable on 10, with seven yagis available on 10 in various configurations and aimed in various directions. You would have two bedrooms available, each with a private bathroom and two beds. Questions? Drop me an E-mail for details."
Geoff's E-mail address is: ghoward@kent.edu

PJ4, BONAIRE
Members of the "PJ4 Contest Club" will once again be active as PJ4X from Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. Check the low bands (160m) on the hour. QSL via LoTW or direct to W1MD.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 7-13th)

 Oct/07th AN      Oct/10th  AN      Oct/12th  AN
 Oct/08th AN      Oct/11th  AN      Oct/13th  AN
 Oct/09th 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       100-400
PR0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA
Miguel, PY3MM, will be active as PR0F from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003) between October 18-28th. The main activity will be the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single- Band (40m)/High-Power entry. Possible activity outside of the contest as PY0F/PY3MM. QSL via PP5VB.

QSL INFO AND NEWS

  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For September 29th and October 3rd)
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1B/DF8AN via DF8AN         D2EB via IZ3ETU (d)      RI1ANU via ZS1OIN
  3B8BAE via K5XK            DU1KA via NR6M           SJ2W via SM2LIY (d/L)
  3Z2X via SP2YWL            E7TT via E73DPR          SN8N via SP8KAF
  5C5W via EA5XX (d)         EE3R via EA3OR (d/L)     SP/DU1EV via DU1EV
  5N53EAM via IK2IQD         EG8LG via EA8TC          SV0XCA/5 via SV0XCA (d)
  6V7X via IK2FIL            EM0I via UT2IZ           SW3JH via DJ5JH
  8P2K via KU9C              ES9C via ES5RY           SW9XB via DJ9XB
  9A/DG1RYC via DG1RYC       EY0A via UA4LCH          TI2ERS via TI0RC
  9N7BF via DL8BF            HB0/DL2SBY via DL2SBY    TK/DL1FDH via DL1FDH
  AY8A via LU8ADX            HF160JMHW via SP3PWL     UN8LWZ via RW6HS (d)
  CP9/DF7NX via DF7NX        HK1NA via K6IPM          UV5U via UX1UA
  CR2T via CU2AF             IQ9UI via IT9CHU         V63SC via JM1LBO
  CT9/CT1FFU via CT1EEB      KH7XS/W4 via K4XS (d)    WH7Z via W0CN
  CT9/DJ6XV via DJ6XV        LT0H via EA7FTR          YO900OBA via YO5OBA
  CT9/DK1AQ via DK1AQ        LZ8E via LZ2BE           YO900ODT via YO5ODT
  CT9/DL6TK via DL6TK        N2WQ/VE3 via N2WQ        YO900OVM via YO5OVM
  CT9/DM3BJ via DM3BJ        OP7M via ON4SA (d)       ZM90DX via M0OXO
  CW90A via CX2ABC           P49X via W0YK
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
9K2MA UPDATE. Russ, WA3FRP, reports, "I am still the QSL Manager for 9K2MA and I am happy to report that Mohammad has, once again, become active and on-the-air. Therefore, please modify any 9K2MA listing to show that I have the logs from 1983-1995 plus 2013 - present."

PIRATE ALERT. Huy, XV2B, reports, "It seems my callsign has been pirated. PSKReporter spotted PSK63 QSOs from 'me'. I do very few digimode!"

QSL UP44WFF via LoTW, by the Bureau or direct (see QRZ.com). Activity was by the "Travelling Radio Amateurs" (Art/UN6QC, Sergey/UN6GAO and Viktor UN7GIT) between October 4-6th, from the following references: UNFF-025 (Almaty State natural reserve), UNR039 (Talgar River - NEW ONE), UNM047 (Mount Camel 1659m - NEW ONE), KDA Q-13 (Talgar) and WW Loc. MN83OG.

U.S. POSTAL INCREASE PROPOSED FOR 2014. The United States Postal Service announced on September 25th proposed price changes, including an increase in the price of a First-Class Mail single-piece letter from 46 cents to 49 cents. The proposed changes, which would go into effect in January 2014, are intended to generate $2 billion in incremental annual revenue for the Postal Service. Highlights of the new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing, effective Jan. 26, 2014, include:

Letters (1oz.) - 3-cent increase to 49 cents
Letters additional ounces - 1-cent increase to 21 cents
Letters to all international destinations (1 oz.) - $1.15
Postcards - 1-cent increase to 34 cents
VE2CSI QSL STATUS. Tim, M0URX, reports: "I have now uploaded VE2CSI to LoTW confirming CQ Zone 2 for the deserving. 16,600 QSOs uploaded."

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3B8/G0TSM, 4X6HP, 4Z5MU, 5B4AIF, 6V7O, 6V7X, 6W/UN7LZ, 8Q7CF, 9H1SP, 9M6XRO, A92IO, AO8LH, BG2AUE, C31PP, CR2F, CX5CBA, DJ0QN, DO1DXX, DO6NIK, DS3HWS, DU3/N0QM, EA5AR, EX2B, F5NTZ, FG8OJ, H40T, H44G, H44KW, HP0INT, HP0INT/2, HP0INT/3, HP0INT/4, HP0INT/9, LT1F, LW7DUC, LX7I, LY2MM, OD5ZZ, OG3I, OK1WCF, ON8RH, OX3LX, OY4TN, PJ2/G3TXF, RX6AM, T88TV, TF3ZA, TX5K, UA3OA, UT5UGR, UY1HY, VE2CSI, VK6IR, XW1YC, XW0JYJ, YB1C, YD1CSV, YD2MDU, YE1C and ZS3Y

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 2W0VOW, 9G5TT, A71CM, A71CT, AO5FX, ES1QD, FO/UT6UD, H40IOTA, H44IOTA, HH5/KC0W, HK1X, HK1XX, HP1RIP, HQ3W, HQ8D, HQ8S, JY5HX, KL7NWR, SZ7SER, T6SM, TT8/US3EZ, V5/DF2UU, VK5CE/p, VP2V/W9DR, VP9/AA1AC, YB3MM/p, YB3MM/7 and YV5EED

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!

S2, BANGLADESH (Project 2013 by MDXC - Press Release #4)

The Mediterraneo DX Club (MDXC) announced on Tuesday, October 1st, that they received two callsigns for their Bangladesh operation [edited]: "Great news from the Mediterraneo Dx Club International Team. The leader Antonio, IZ8CCW, and the co-leader Gabriele, I2VGW, are happy to announce to the Dxer Community that, after many months of hard work and with the great help of a local friend, Manjur, they became able to obtain a wonderful couple of twin callsigns that will accompany the team during their new DXpedition in Bangladesh: S21ZBC and S21ZBB

As a matter of fact, they are going to use the first one (S21ZBC) from the DXpedition starting (November 16th) to November 22nd included, and then they'll shift on the other call (S21ZBB) that they'll use starting from November 23rd for the CQ WW CW CONTEST week-end and the remaining days till they leave the Country.

For any further news and updates please visit the official web site of Bangladesh 2013 adventure:

http://www.mdxc.org/bangladesh2013
Any donation will be,of course,very very appreciated by the team.

____________________________
Mediterraneo Dx Club
'support DXpedition'
www.mdxc.org
"
T6, AFGHANISTAN
Jean-Marc, ON4JM, just received his official T6 license from the ISAF HQ. Look for him to be active as T6JR from Camp Marmal, near Mazar e Sharif, in the northern part of Afghanistan, until the end of December. Activity will be on CW and SSB. QSL via ON4JM, direct or by the Bureau.

T8, PALAU
Kiichi, JF1LUT, will once again be active as T88IK from Arakabesan Island, Koror (OC-009), between October 8-15th. Activity will probably be on 17-6 meters SSB only. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

TK, CORSICA
Mek, SP7VC, will be active as TK/SP7VC from Corsica Island (EU-014) between October 22-28th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB and FSK441 via meteor scatter on 6m from WW Loc. JN42. Also, he will be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest ((October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to SP7VC.

TO1, FRENCH GUYANA
Herve, F5HRY, will be active as TO1A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/High- Power entry. QSL via LoTW.

TO2, MAYOTTE (Reminder)
Members of the "Italian Dxpedition Team" are now active as TO2TT from Mayotte Island until October 17th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They will have with them four Elecraft K3 w/amps, one Spiderbeam (20-10m), two yagis (20-10m), three vertical antennas (80/40/30m), longwire for 160m and 3 element Cubical Quad for 6m. For more details and updates, see the following related Web pages:

Official website: http://www.i2ysb.com
Official forum: http://www.hamradioweb.org

TO4, MARTINIQUE (Reminder)
By the time you read this, Thierry, F4BDG, will be active as TO4FM from Martinique (NA-107) until October 20th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via EA5GL or on eQSL and LoTW.

VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND
Fred, VK3DAC, will be active as VK9DAC from Lord Howe Island (OC-004) between October 14-20th. His suggested frequencies are on or around 3595, 7105, 14250, 21250, 28450 and 50150 kHz, but during his early mornings and into the evenings as time and conditions permit. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

VK9M, MELLISH REEF (News from the VK9MT Web Site)

"We are pleased to announce the selection of a boat and crew. Steve Kafka, owner and skipper of the expedition yacht Evohe
http://www.expedition-sailing-vessel.com/
has agreed to be our transportation partner for Mellish Reef 2014. Steve's pricing and willingness to negotiate a fair price is very much appreciated. Evohe and crew are experienced in doing DX-peditions, we are very happy to again have Steve and his crew on the team."
For more details and updates, visit the VK9MT Web page at:
http://www.vk9mt.com

YJ, VANUATU
Operators Kanno/JA2AAU, Iwao/JA2LSS, Iku/JA2ATE and Tug/JA2ZS (team leader) will be active as YJ0AU, YJ0CJ, YJ0TE and YJ0ZS, respectively, from the Iririki Island Resort, Port Villa, between November 1-11th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via the following: YJ0AU and YJ0CJ via JA2ATE direct only; YJ0TE via JA2ATE and YJ0ZS via JA2ZS.

ZF2, CAYMAN ISLANDS
Curt, N0OK, will be active as ZF2OK from Grand Cayman Island (NA-016) between December 1-8th. Activity will be holiday style mostly on the Digital modes. QSL via N0OK.

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