OPDX Bulletin 1133 October 21, 2013

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1133
BID: $OPDX.1133
October 21, 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, NJ1Q & W1AW, N2MD, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K6MM, WX7E, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, WB8RFB, 9M6XRO, AT International, DJ8NK, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, E21EIC, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JN2AMD, LZ3FN, Mediterraneo DX Club, OE1WHC, OH2BH, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, PY3DF, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YB3MM for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 13th/October, through Sunday, 20th/October there were 234 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FO/a, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, 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, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PZ, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZL, 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).

Serge, UU5WW, will be active as 3B8/UU5WW from Mauritius Island between November 17-30th. Activity will be holiday style, mostly CW on the HF bands and an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). QSL via K2PF (OQRS preferred). A Web site with more details will be available soon.

John, N7CQQ, is expected to be active as 3D2QQ from Fiji during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) before he participates in the upcoming T33A Banaba Island DXpedition. QSL 3D2QQ via N7CQQ (see QRZ.com).

Alim, 4K6FO, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/?/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW and eQSL. Also, he welcomes paper QSLs (see 4K6FO on QRZ.com).

Station 4U0WFP is an amateur radio station located at the "World Food Programme Headquarters" in Rome, Italy. Currently the operators are Robert/S53R and Dane/S53T. Activity this past week was on 21023 kHz around 1325z. Give them a call and learn about what World Food Programme

does to fight the hunger worldwide! QSL via info on QRZ.com.

Vladimir "Vlad", RK4FF, will once again be active as 6V7S from Le Calao in Ngaparou between October 22nd and November 27th. Activity will probably be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via RK4FF. Log is available on ClubLog. Check out QRZ.com for some pictures.

Tom, W2SC, will be active as 8P5A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to NN1N.

Dean, 8P6SH, will be active as 8P2K during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m) entry. QSL via KU9C.

Operators Kuniyoshi/7L1FPU (W1FPU), Moto/JE1NDE (W1NDE), Naoyuki/JK1FNL (NA8O), Matthew/K0BBC and Hiroyuki/JG7PSJ (KW2X) will be active as AH0BT during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via 7L1FPU, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

Dale, BA4TB, and a team of others will be active as B9/BY9GA from Zone 23 (Gansu) between October 20-28th. Activity will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th). Also, look for BJ9TA to be active on 6m and up (EME included) during same dates. QSL via their operator's instruction.

Operator Tim/N4UM (C6ARU), Mike/K4RUM (C6AUM) and Bob/N4BP (C6AKQ) will be operating from Freeport between November 19th and December 10th. Look for C6AUM and C6AKQ to be active mainly on CW and on 160-10 meters including the 30/17/12 meter bands. C6ARU will be mainly on the Digital modes (some JT65 and JT9) on 30/17/12 meters bands. During the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th), look for C6AUM to be active as a Single-Band 40m entry, and C6AKQ to be Single-Band 80m entry. For the ARRL 160 Contest (December 6-8th), the trio will be a Multi-Single entry as C6AKQ. QSL via operator's QRZ.com address.

The international team of operators active as C82DX from Xai Xai (WW Loc KG64) are expected to go QRT on October 22nd. Activity continues on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are available in OPDX.1114. John, K6MM, reported on Saturday: "Saturday, 19-October @ 1415 UTC....25 New photos posted (see PHOTOS link).....Power pole caught fire last night causing 3-hour delay.....Low band Qs continue to be difficult due to high noise and very windy con- ditions.....Continuing to emphasize 160m and 80m each night.....Will operate more RTTY today.....Over 14,000 QSOs in Log now....Check PROPAGATION page to create your own personalized prediction charts.....Send questions or comments to webaron@gmail.com

Also, from QRZ DX, on October 20th, Tom, N4XP, reported that they lost power (Whole City) for about 5 hours and they were down to 2 radios with no amps. Power did return about 1100 local time.

QSL via the OQRS by ClubLog (Highly Recommended/Preferred Method) to receive a QSL either direct and by the Bureau. To QSL direct via the mail, send it to: C82DX, Box 333, Bethlehem, GA 30620 USA [Please do not send IRCs. See details on their Web page]. They will not confirm QSOs via the eQSL system. The C82DX Web page is at:


\ John, G4IRN, will be active as D44TWQ from Boa Vista, Cape Verde (AF-086), between November 5-12th. Activity will be holiday style (primarily a windsurfing holiday) on the 30/17/12 meters and on CW only using a K2 and KPA500 into dipoles. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau and direct. An OQRS will be available on ClubLog and he will use LoTW. For more details, see:


Dej, E21YDP, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via E21YDP.

Juan, EA8RM, will be active as EF8U from the Las Palmas Contest station during the CQWW DX SSB (October 26-27th) and the CQWW DX CW Contests (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW.

Manuel, EA8DO, will be active as ED8W during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/High- Power entry. QSL via EA8DO.

A group of operators that were expected to be active as ED9Z as a Multi-Op from Ceuta have announced that they have cancelled their CQWW DX SSB Contest operation due to some serious personal issues.

Pete, VE3IKV/VA3RA, will be active as FJ/VA3RA from St. Barts during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m) entry. Outside of the contest (before and after) look for him to be active on CW, SSB and 6 meters, as well as 10m and 6m mobile around the island. The Grid Square on St. Barts is FK87. He will be on the island between November 21-25th. QSL via VE3IKV. He also mentions that he will travel to Sint Maarten and be active as PJ7/VA3RA between November 25-28th. Activity will also be on 10 and 6 meters. Also QSL via VE3IKV.

Freddy, F5IRO, will once again be active as FK/F5IRO from Plum, New Caledonia (OC-032, DIFO FK-001, WLOTA 1280, DDFM 988), starting sometime at the end of October until February 2014. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using mostly CW and some PSK, with a Elecraft K3 and dipoles and long wire antennas. Freddy will team up with Michel, FK8IK, in Noumea using the special callsign TX5W for the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). Sometime after the contest, Freddy and Michel are looking into possibly activating some FK IOTAs. Look for details to be posted on QRZ.com and Freddy's Blog page at:

QSL both FK/F5IRO and TX5W via F5IRO, direct or by the Bureau. Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW sometime in March 2014.

Heinz, DF1YP, is now active as FO/DL1YP from Moorea Island (OC-046) until November 6th. Activity has been mainly 20 meters on SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

Stan, SQ8X, posted the following on October 17th, on the FT5ZM Web page

"Since the early planning days of this DXpedition, we have been accumulating and storing equipment at our staging site in Atlanta, Georgia. On October 15th, our packing and organizing was completed, equipment was placed on pallets, loaded into our sea container, and began its journey to New Zealand where it will be loaded aboard our ship."
The photos will tell the story at:

G3/GB4, ENGLAND (Special Event)
The Royal Air Force station at Henlow, in Bedfordshire, UK, - G3ELV and the RAF Signals Museum, will be open for business under the Permanent Special Event callsign GB4SMH effective November 1st, 2013. Normal operating times will be 10:00 UKT to 16:00 UKT on each Tuesday and on the first Saturday of each month. QSL via Bureau.

Members of the Jersey Contest Group will be active as GJ2A from Jersey Island (EU-013) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW, or direct to GJ3DVC.

HK0/S, SAN ANDRES ISLAND (Update to OPDX.1132/Callsign)
Members of the "DX Friends" will activate San Andres Island (NA-033) as HK0R between November 1-10th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are listed in OPDX.1132. QSL via EA5RM direct (see Web page). You can use the OQRS (see Web page) for direct and Bureau cards. Visit their Web page at:


Operators Obby/HS4SSP, Ray/HS4RAY, Yut/HS4ESF and HS4SCM will be active as HS4SSP during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via HS4RAY.

AS-043. Operators Suehiro/JI1PLF, Mitsuo/JA1UNS, Hisashi/7N1GMK, Takeo/7L4PVR and Kazuhiko/7N4VPS will be active as homecall/1 from Hachijo Island in the JA1 South Izu Group, between October 18-21st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau.

OC-262. (Update) Adhi, YB3MM, will be active as YB3MM/4 from Sebesi Island between October 19-21st. Activity will be on 20-15 meters using CW and SSB. QSL preferred OQRS (ClubLog) or direct (see QRZ.com). For more details and updates, see:


OC-276. (Update) Members of the "ORDA PAPUA DXPEDITION TEAM" will activate for the first time Mapia Island as YB9Y. However, it was reported [edited],

"Due to weather reasons, which the team received from the captain of the vessel Papua Lima, there is now a delayed departure from the original schedule. It can be confirmed that the team departure will be on the evening of October 20th, from Jakarta and will arrive in Bras Island – Mapia Island on the morning of October 22nd, and plan to start activity on the 22nd October at 09:00 UTC."
The YB9Y operation will be active until October 28th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via YB1GJS, direct or by the Bureau. A OQRS will be used on ClubLog. For more details and updates, see:

OC-295. (Small Correction to OPDX.1132). John, 9M6XRO, tells OPDX:

"Sebatik Island is actually NOT a new IOTA activation. We members of the Borneo Amateur Radio Club first activated it as 9M4SEB in 2006. In 2010, 9M6DXX/P and 9M6XRO/P also operated from Sebatik. The IOTA website shows 22% of claimants with OC-295 from these operations. The confusion arises because Sebatik Island is a split sovereignty island - the northern part belongs to Malaysia and the south to Indonesia. This will actually be the first operation from the YB side. It will also be a chance for me to work OC-295 :-)".
J3, GRENADA (Update)
Operators Clarence/WX7E, Ron/WJ7R, Mike/W7RIS, Mike/W7MJJ, Terence/KS5Z and possibly two more operators are planning to be active as J3A from Grenada (NA-024, WLOTA 0718) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via WA1S, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. The team is still waiting for their own personal callsign to use outside of the contest. Clarence, WX7E, informs OPDX that they will be arriving on Wednesday evening, October 23rd, which gives them two days to get everything ready. They will be staying for three days after the contest to look around the island. The team will work 160-10 meters during the contest. Activity before the contest on Thursday and Friday will probably be on CW - most likely on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters (NO 30/17/12m). QSL via LoTW.

J3, GRENADA (Just A Reminder)
Mark, N2MD, is returning to Grenada (NA-024, WLOTA 0718) and will be signing J3/N2MD between October 23-28th. This year is the 30th anniversary of the U.S. intervention and rescue of U.S. medical students in Grenada (1983) during which Mark operated as KA2ORK/J37. He will be joined by Arnal, N9ACC, who will sign J3/N9ACC. Arnal is a U.S. Navy officer (retired) who was also involved in the 1983 mission. Plans are to operate both fixed and mobile. Operations will be on 80-6 meters (SSB) and 2 meter (FM); band conditions and time permitting. Activity will be holiday style but mostly evening hours. QSL via LoTW only.

Fred, PA0FAW, will be operating as PG200NL, to celebrate "200 years of The Netherlands", between November 2-29th. His operations will be mainly on CW, but with some Digital modes and SSB only upon availability of a good QTH. Fred is an ISWL Member and can be worked, or heard by ISWL members for the Monitor award. QSL to PA0FAW, by the Bureau, direct, or via eQSL.cc. SWL reports are very welcome.

Operators Jeff/KB1ZOJ, Bob/K4UEE, John/K5AC, George/N4GRN and Gregg/W6IZT will be active as PJ6A from Saba Island (NA-145, WFF PAFF-027, WLOTA 2043) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi- Single entry. QSL PJ6A via N4NX. The team will be there October 23-29th, and is expected to be active outside of the contest as PJ6/homecall, possibly on CW and RTTY. Listen for QSL instructions by the operators.

PRESS RELEASE (Friedrichshafen, Germany)
Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC, from the Amateur Radio Section of ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and the Documentary Archives Radio Communications/QSL Collection, has informed OPDX that the following 2013 Friedrichshafen Ham Radio Lectures (listed below) are available at:

The Ham Radio Lectures (Powerpoint slides with synchronized audio) are:
Martti Laine, OH2BH: Changing Times in DX Hunt (Keynote speech)
Veijo Kontas, OH6KN and Juho Juopperi, OH8GLV: Technology Innovations in Helping DXers
Tom Perera, W1TP: The ENIGMA and other Historic Cipher Machines. Introduction to the Enigma.
John Alexander, G7GCT: Small Cipher Machines
Martin Steyer, DK7ZB: Development of Broadcasting in Germany 1923- 2013 (In German)
Chris Ducking, G3SVL: 100 Years of the RSGB and its International Partners
 Oct/21st AN      Oct/24th  AN      Oct/26th  AN
 Oct/22nd AN      Oct/25th  AN      Oct/27th  AN
 Oct/23rd 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
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For October 20th)
  5B4ALB via RT9T (d)      GB2NZ via M0OXO            R100RQA via RN1ON
  9X0ZM via JO1CRA         GB75BVB via G0PQQ          SN35SMAK via SP1PMY
  C5S via ON6EG         HB0/HB9CVQ via HB9CVQ (d/L)   SU8JOTA via SM5AQD
  CO0SS via (B/d)          HC2AO via RC5A             SV5/PE5ENJ via PE5ENJ
  CT9/DL6MLA via DL6MLA    IG9/IK2CWG via IK2CWG      SW8YY via DH7WW
  EA100EAF via EA5HVH      IG9Y via ON4LG             UN1ZZZ/7 via UN8CC
  EA100EAP via EA5HVH      JW9JKA via LA9JKA (d)      V73NS via W3HNK
  EA100EAS via EA5HVH      KH2F via JA2TBS            VK7FLI via VK7AN
  EA6/DL3HQN via DL3HQN    KK6WW/KH0 via JA6EGL (d)   VP2ETE via W3HNK
  EB5BBM/BY7 via EB5BBM    KL5E via NI5DX             VP9/DJ4EL via DJ4EL
  ED2AK via EA2AK          NH7O via EA5GL             VY0/VE3VID via VE3VID
  ES0HAM via OH2HAN        PA6JAM via PD4R            YB0/PD9DX via PD9DX
  FO4BM via F4FJH          PC73X via PC1EMR           YB9Y via YB1GJS
  FO8WBB via N6JA          PJ2/NT5V via NT5V          Z21DXI via SP5UAF
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
QSL Special Event Callsign ER1IARU via ER1KAA. Activity was between October 10-15th, and the operators were the President of International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T, and Executive Committee Member Panayot Danev, LZ1US in the Republic of Moldova.




S2, BANGLADESH (Project 2013 by MDXC - Press Release)
The Mediterraneo DX Club (MDXC) announced on Wednesday, October 16th, that they will be [edited]

"organizing some skeds from the Headquarter of Bangladesh Scouts, where they’ll operate, with others Scouts groups in the World. This is a good opportunity for Bangladesh Scouts to listen and contact others Scouts on the air. The team's idea is to offer these special skeds on 20 meters on November 20th and 21st around 1300 UTC. Scout Groups interested can write an E-mail to their Pilot station IK7JTF. More updates will be forthcoming soon."
Just a reminder that this DXpedition will take place between November 16-26th, using two callsigns - S21ZBC from the start of the DXpedition (November 16-22nd), and then they'll shift to the other callsign S21ZBB, starting from November 23rd for the CQWW CW Contest weekend and the remaining days until they leave the country. For any further news and updates, please visit the official Web site of Bangladesh 2013 adventure at:

The T33A DXpedition to Banaba Island (OC-018), is fastly approaching and is expected to be active between November 5-18th. It was reported on the T33A Blog Page this past week on October 17th [edited]:

"Reported by co-team leader Jay, W2IJ, - Our container just departed Suva, Fiji, at 14 knots now on the way by sea to Tarawa. Our advance team will arrive in Tarawa Oct. 31st to attend to picking up local provisions and getting our container unsealed and through customs, and loaded onto our boat in preparation for a Nov. 3rd departure to Banaba Island."
It was also mentioned on October 12th, that the T33A main sponsor is Elecraft, who is supplying six K3 Transceivers and five KPA-500 Amplifiers. The team appreciates the generosity of all their T33A corporate sponsors and individual donors. See their sponsors page to view those who have generously made donations, go to:
It was also announced this past week, the T33A team will be using DXA interface for their operation. DXA is an innovative Web site that allows DXers to view the status and activities of a DXpedition in near-real-time. Within a few minutes after making a contact with the DXpedition, the DXer is able to see a graphical listing of their contact. The DXA Web page for the T33A operation is located at:
The T33A DXpedition's Blog page is at: http://banaba2013.wordpress.com For more details about the DXpedition, visit the T33A Web page at:

Satomi "Tom", JN2AMD, will be active as T88AZ from Palau Island (OC-009) between October 25-28th. Activity will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th). Outside of the contest, operations will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. His equipment is a TS-570S with an Ameritron ALS-600 amp (500w) into a yagi, dipole and vertical. QSL via JN2AMD, direct or by the JARL Bureau.

Operators Mustafa/TA2TX, Nick/LZ1NK, Llian/LZ1CNN, Krasi/ LZ2UW, Nasko/LZ3YY, Christo/LZ3FN, Nick/LZ3ND and Vesselin/LZ5VK will be active as TC0A from an island in Asiatic Turkey, in the Canakkale/ Balikesir/Izmir Province IOTA Group (AS-099), during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via TA2TX or LZ1NK. The team will be there between November 19-25th. Outside the contest, look for the operators to be on CW and SSB signing TA0/homecall. QSL via their home callsign. For possible updates, see:


Operators Edgar/TG9AXF, Mario/TG9ADQ and Dani/TG9AMD will be active as TG0AA from Monterrico during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th). See QRZ.com for QSL info. ADDED NOTE: Monterrico, Guatemala, is situated on the Pacific coast of Guatemala. Known for its volcanic black sand beaches and annual influx of sea turtles. A few turtle con- servation organizations operate in the Monterrico area because the long stretch of beach serves as a breeding ground for 4 species of sea turtles."

Operators Chris/F4WBN (ex-TL0A), Paul/F6EXV and Jan/DJ8NK will be active as TU5AX, TU5XV and TU5NK, respectively, for a solidarity radio operation which will take place between November 17-30th. Activity will be on SSB, CW and RTTY, with operations on 160-6 meters (including 60m). QSL via their home callsigns, by the Bureau, direct or the OQRS on Clublog. Jan informs OPDX,

"The 3 operators will support the club station TU2CI and will leave equipment behind (radios and antennas), install it and train the local operators to use it, in order to revive the Abidjan radio club, and assist some local hams who have strongly suffered from the civil war that hit the country sometime ago."
V4, ST. KITTS (NA-104)
Andy, N2NT, will once again be active as V47NT from the QTH of V47KP between November 17-26th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) signing as V47T and as a Single- Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via W2RQ.

By the time you read this, Markus, DJ4EL, will be active as VP9/DJ4EL from Bermuda (NA-005) until October 31st. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters on SSB using wire antennas. QSL via his home callsign.

Esteban, XQ7UP, will be active from the rare Coyhaique (Patagonia) Province of Chile, between October 21-28th. Activity will be mainly 20, 15 and 10 meters, but he will also try to work 30 meters PSK31. Other activity will be on SSB and PSK31. Participation also in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th). Also, this activity is good for the Antarctic Challenge. QSL via XQ7UP.

Champ, E21EIC, will once again be active as XW0YJY from Vientiane between October 25-29th. Activity will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Lower-Power entry. Operations before and after will be CW on 80-10 meters. QSL via E21EIC or OQRS (ClubLog) and LoTW. No eQSL.

Martti, OH2BH, sent out the following press release on October 18th:

"CQWW SSB will bring several Kosovar stations active from this new state recognized today by 105 United Nations member states and qualifying as separate country multiplier in the CQWW Contest.

Among the activity, Z68BH will be operated by Martti, OH2BH, using the new antennas of Driton, Z61DX, with great support of Igor, UA2FZ.

During the most recent European DX Contest (WAEDC) many non-EU stations had difficulty with their contest logging programs on Z6 prefix. A new CTY.dat file can be loaded at:
QSL Z68BH via OH2BH."

Additional Bulletin for OPDX InterNet Subscribers.

From Randy Thompson K5ZD k5zd@charter.net WRTC News #20 - Teams are set for WRTC2014 Competition


Windham, NH
October 18, 2013

Teams are set for WRTC2014 Competition

WRTC2014, Inc., host of the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC), is proud to announce the fifty five teams that will be invited to compete in New England next July.

WRTC is a competition among two-operator teams. Team Leaders were selected for each qualifying region based on 3 years of qualifying scores. The Team Leaders were given the choice to select any operator as a Team Mate to complete their team.

The Team application and verification process was managed by Dan Street, K1TO, himself a 3-time competitor and winner of the event. "We are very pleased with the quality of operators selected as Team Mates. Although Team Leaders could select a partner from anywhere in the world, very few opted to choose outside their own Selection Area." Street observed, "This will be a very competitive field. The top four teams from WRTC-2010 in Moscow are returning to operate together in 2014!"

In making the announcement, WRTC2014 Chairman Doug Grant, K1DG, stated, "We are pleased to see a mix of veterans of previous WRTC events and first-time participants among the Team members. The Teams represent over 30 countries and a wide range of personal backgrounds. While the focus will be on the competition, we are looking forward to hosting the teams as they share and spread the international goodwill of the ham radio community in the Team Village during WRTC Week."

There are some interesting stories hidden within the team pairings. There are two teams with family members; K1ZM chose his son KK6ZM and KU1CW chose his cousin EA5GTQ. There will be a YL (female) team with DL1QQ selecting DL8DYL as her partner. E77DX declined his Team Leader spot to become the Team Mate of OE3DIA. This enabled 9A5K to gain entry as a Team Leader. ES5TV-ES2RR and 5B4WN-5B4AFM will be operating together in their third consecutive WRTC.

There are four sponsored teams yet to be announced. A Team Sponsor donation earns the right to select a team. Contact Doug, K1DG, for details about the Team Sponsor program.

Questions regarding WRTC2014 team selection should be submitted by e-mail to teamleader@wrtc2014.org

. About WRTC2014

The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is held every four years and consists of 50+ two-person teams of amateur radio operators from around the world competing in a test of operating skill. Unlike most on-the-air competitions, all stations are required to use identical antennas from the same geographic region, eliminating all variables except operating ability. Previous WRTCs have been held in Seattle (1990), San Francisco (1996), Slovenia (2000), Finland (2002), Brazil (2006), and Russia (2010). More information is available at www.wrtc2014.org or contact WRTC Chairman Doug Grant, K1DG, via e-mail at k1dg@wrtc2014.org

. List of Teams

Area    Team Leader                             Team Mate
AF      Achraf "Ash" Chaabane, 3V/KF5EYY        Dr. Hrane Milosevic, YT1AD
AS1     Vadim Ovsyannikov, R9DX             Oleg Usov, UA9CDV
AS2     Anatoly Polevik, RC9O               Mikhail "Mike" Klokov, UA9PM
AS3     Marios Nicolaou, 5B4WN              Stavros Tsiakkouris, 5B4AFM
AS4     Jie Zheng, BA4ALC                         Wenjun "Vange" Yang, BA7IO
AS5     Katsuhiro "Don" Kondou, JH5GHM  Hajime Hazuki, JA1OJE
EU1     Filipe Lopes, CT1ILT                José Nunes, CT1BOH
EU1     Sebastien Le Gall , F8DBF             Olivier "Oli" Seizelet, F1AKK
EU1     Kazunori "Kazu" Watanabe, M0CFW Gerry Lynch, GI0RTN
EU1     Olof Lundberg, G0CKV                Mark Haynes, M0DXR
EU1     Stephane Van Langhenhoven, F4DXW        Sebastien Bajulaz, F8CMF
EU2     Philippe Lutty, LX2A                Andy Ruse, YO3JR
EU2     Luca Aliprandi, IK2NCJ              Stefano Brioschi , IK2QEI
EU2     Manfred Wolf, DJ5MW                 Stefan von Baltz, DL1IAO
EU2     Carlo De Mari, IK1HJS               Fabio Schettino, I4UFH
EU2     Sandy Raeker, DL1QQ                 Irina Stieber, DL8DYL
EU3     Tonno Vahk, ES5TV                         Toivo Hallikivi, ES2RR
EU3     Gediminas "Gedas" Lucinskas,LY9A    Mindaugas "Mindis" Jukna,LY4L
EU3     Toni Lindén, OH2UA                  Kim Östman, OH6KZP
EU3     Kaspars Uztics, YL1ZF               Oleg Ostrzigallo, YL3DW
EU4     Ivan Dobrocky, OE3DIA               Emir "Braco" Memic, E77DX
EU4     László "Laci" Végh , OM2VL            Tibor "Tibi" Ferenec, OM3RM
EU4     Rastislav Hrnko, OM3BH              Jozef Lang, OM3GI
EU4     Wolfgang "Wolf" Klier, OE2VEL         Oliver Huber, OE5OHO
EU4     Tine Brajnik, S50A                  Robert Bajuk, S57AW
EU5     Hrle Horvat, 9A6XX                  Davor "Dave" Kucelin, 9A1UN
EU5     Kresimir "Chris" Kovarik, 9A5K  Richard Riley, 9A1TT
EU5     Ranko Boca, 4O3A                          Ivo Pezer, 9A3A
EU5     Roman Tkachenko, UR0MC              Yuri Onipko, VE3DZ
EU5     Andy Kotovsky, UU4JMG               Andriy "Andy" Kazantsev , UU0JM
EU6     Sergey Dyachenko, RX3APM              Andrey Karpov, RV1AW
EU6     Andrey  Melanin, UA3DPX             Igor Korolkov, UA4FER
EU6     Iurii Khmelenko, RL3FT              Dmitri Kryukov, RA3CO
NA1     Krassimir "Krassy" Petkov, K1LZ Mladen Bogdanov , YT6W
NA10    Alex Tkatch, KU1CW                  Yuri Sakalouski, EA5GTQ
NA11    Jeff Briggs, VY2ZM                  Patrick Briggs, KK6ZM
NA12    Lee Sawkins, VE7CC                  Dale Green, VE7SV
NA13    Fred Kleber, K9VV                         John Sluymer, VE3EJ
NA2     Ray Higgins, W2RE                         Lee Imber, WW2DX
NA3     Ken Low, KE3X                     Scott Redd, K0DQ
NA4E    Richard DiDonna, NN3W               Kamal "Kam" Sirageldin, N3KS
NA4W    Julio Henriquez, AD4Z               Dan Thompson, W4UH
NA5     Kevin Stockton, N5DX                Steve London, N2IC
NA6     Daniel Craig, N6MJ                  Chris Hurlbut, KL9A
NA6     John Barcroft, K6AM                 David Hodge, N6AN
NA7     Mitch Mason, K7RL                         Jon Kimball, KL2A
NA8     Jim Stahl, K8MR                   Mike Tessmer, K9NW
NA9     Michael Wetzel, W9RE                Mark Beckwith, N5OT
OC      Michael Gibson, KH6ND               John Hillyer, KH6SH
SA1     Hamilton Oliveira Martins, PY2YU        Rafael Martins, PY2NDX
SA2     Jorge Diez, CX6VM                  Lucas "Luc" Maiorov,LU1FAM
YOUTH   Filippo Vairo, IZ1LBG               Paul Whitman, WQ2N
Wild Card       Alex Avramov, LZ4AX           Christo Ignatov, LZ3FN
Wild Card       Suad Zukic, DK6XZ                   Winfried Kriegl, DK9IP
Def Champions   Vlad Aksenov, RW1A      Alex Mikhaylov, RA1A
See http://www.wrtc2014.org/qualifying/team-selection/ for an explanation of the selection areas and the qualification process.

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