The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 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.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
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
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.
AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
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.
B9, CHINA (ZONE 23)
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.
C8, MOZAMBIQUE (Update)
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 email@example.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:
D4, CAPE VERDE
\ 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.
EF8, CANARY ISLANDS
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.
ED8, CANARY ISLANDS
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.
ED9, CEUTA AND MELILLA (Cancelled!)
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.
FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY (Also PJ7)
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.
FK/TX5, NEW CALEDONIA
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:
FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA
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.
FT5Z, AMSTERDAM ISLAND
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)
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.
PG200, THE NETHERLANDS
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:
Martti Laine, OH2BH: Changing Times in DX Hunt (Keynote speech)PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 21-27th)
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 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=6-9 100-400QSL INFO AND NEWS
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 onlyQSL 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.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4K9W, 7Z1HL, CP4BT, DG0KS, DK1MAX, DM2RN, ER1MM, F6FDR, G8APB, JH3EDG, KE5OG, KG4HF, KL3/AB8CK, LU4ECN, LU8EKC, OG73X, OH1TD, RG9A, SP6EIY, SV0XCC/9, SV1ACL, SV5DKL, TK4LS, TM63ISS, UP6P, V31MA, VA1CHP, VA3MJR, VE9HF, WW4LL, XW4XR, YT3H and ZP9MCE
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 8R1Z, BA4WL/5, CT4NH/P, FK8GX, GW3KHZ/p, HQ8D, JW/DL2JRM, KP4/K1GI, MU0GSY, OA4TT, R20RRC/0, R20RRC/8, TT8/US3EZ, VK9LL and ZG2FK
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 9V1PW, 9V1XX, CE2/YV5IAL, HK3R, YB8Y, YE0HQ, YV200D, YW500AA and YY5MCO
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:
T33, BANABA ISLAND (Update)
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:
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."
TU, COTE D'LVOIRE
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)
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.
Z6, REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO (Z68BH - IN THE CQWW CONTEST)
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.
http://ant-depot.com/en.htmlDuring 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: http://www.country-files.comQSL Z68BH via OH2BH."
From Randy Thompson K5ZD firstname.lastname@example.org WRTC News #20 - Teams are set for WRTC2014 Competition
WRTC2014 NEWS RELEASE #20
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 email@example.com
. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. List of Teams
Selection 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, RA1ASee http://www.wrtc2014.org/qualifying/team-selection/ for an explanation of the selection areas and the qualification process.
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