OPDX Bulletin 1290 November 7, 2016

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1290
BID: $OPDX.1290
November 7, 2016
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From Strongsville, Oh

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, K2SX, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5GS, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, EA5GL, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G4NXG, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ0J, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.

If you were on Daylight Saving Time (DST), did you remember to turn your clock back an hour? See below "Standard Time".

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 30th/October, through Sunday, 6th/November there were 226 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T33, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZL, ZL7, ZP, ZS

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

5R, MADAGASCAR. Eric, F6ICX, will once again be active as 5R8IC from
Saint Marie Island (AF-090, WLOTA LH-0491) between November 6th and
February 4th, 2017. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters, mainly
CW, but some SSB, RTTY, and PSK63, using a FT450 with 100 watts into
various GPs or Inverted-Ls and a Hexbeam for 20-10 meters. There will
be no online log during his activity. QSL via his home callsign (QRZ.com).
Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW.

5X, UGANDA (Reminder). Alan, G3XAQ, will once again be active as 5X1XA
from Kampala between November 12-28th. Activity is usually on 80-10 meters
CW only, and he plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th).
QSL via G3SWH, OQRS or LoTW.

5Z, KENYA. Nick, LZ4NM, will be active as 5Z4/LZ4NM from Nairobi through
January 23rd, 2017. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB.
QSL direct to: Amateur Radio Society of Kenya, Box 45681, Nairobi, 00100,

6W, SENEGAL. Look for Michel, F6AFH, to be active as 6W7SS from La Somone
in Senegal between early of January up to April 2017. No other details
were provided.

7P8EUDXF QRT (Press Release). Gene, K5GS, sent out the following for
Pista, HA5AO, on October 31st [edited]: Pista, HA5AO, reports that his
volunteer assignment at orphanages in Lesotho is now complete, he made
4,027 QSOs during his off hours.
           - First QSO in the log: 17 Oct 2016 16:16 UTC
           - Last QSO in the log: 29 Oct 2016 15:21 UTC
  The log was uploaded to HA5AO.com (Log Search & OQRS) from Lesotho,
LoTW will be uploaded in six months.
  Any money donated to 7P8EUDXF will be used for humanitarian purposes.
The results of Pista's 2010 activity can be seen at:
  The before and after images are certainly eyeopening.
  73, Gene K5GS for Pista

A5, BHUTAN. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will once again be active as A52NH from the
Dochula Resort in Paro between November 24-27th. Activity will be on 160-6
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. However, Nobuaki states, "Last time in
March, I could not QRV on 80m and 40m, so this time, Low bands mainly...
At the sunrise, I am trying 160m." He will also try to be in CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 26-27th). He plans to use a TS-480HX w/200 watts on HF
and 100 watts on 6m. Antennas are a 10m Micro-vertical (160/80/40/30m),
Single-Delta-Loop (20/17/15/12/10m) and a LW for 6m. Log will be posted
to ClubLog daily. QSL via JA0JHQ, direct, by the Bureau and LoTW (after
his return). For more details and updates, see: http://pandasan.jimdo.com

CE0/CB0, EASTER ISLAND. Esteban, XQ7UP, who was active this past weekend
as CB0Y during the CQWW DX SSB Contest from Easter Island (SA-001), will
continue to be active as CB0Y and/or CE0Y/XQ7UP until November 12th.
Activity will be limited to his spare time (because of his work), but
he will be mainly on 20/15/10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via
his home callsign, direct, LoTW or OQRS.

CR, MADEIRA ISLAND. Jose, CT1BOH, will be active as CR3OO during the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.
QSL via LoTW.

CU8/CU9, AZORES. Hermann, CT3FN/HB9CRV, reports that he will be active from
Flores (CU8) and Corvo (CU9) in November/December 2016. Look for CU8FN to
be active on JT65 and JT9 modes between November 16-22nd, and again between
December 1-6th. The QTH is Sta Cruz das Flores (WW Loc. HM49kk, EU-089).
On November 23rd, Hermann will travel to Corvo Island (CU9) and will par-
ticipate in the CQWW DX CW Contest 9November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/
Single-Band (20m) entry signing CU9/CU8FN. Outside the contest activity
will also be on JT65 and JT9 modes. QSL via HB9CRV, HB9 Bureau and LoTW.

CU9, AZORES. Antonio, CU9AB, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via HB9CRV.

E4, PALETINE. Operators Chris/PA2CHR and Jos/PA3FYC will be active as E44CM
from Jericho (WW Loc. KM71RU) between November 15-24th. Activity will be a
2m and 70cm EME operation. See their planned operation timetable on QRZ.com
at:                        http://www.qrz.com/db/E44CM
QSL via PA3FYC, direct or by the Bureau.

EF8, CANARY ISLANDS. Tom, OZ1AA, will be active as EF8U from Gran Canaria
Island (AF-004) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a
Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via EA8URL or LoTW. To see the
station, see:              http://ea8url.blogspot.com

GB4, ENGLAND (Special Event). Special event station GB4MTR is now active
until November 28th. Activity is to celebrate 60 years (1956-2016) of the
4 meter band (70MHz) in the United Kingdom! The station will be run by the
Harlow & District Amateur Radio Society, G6UT, in Harlow, Essex, UK.
Operations will be on 80/60/40/20/17/15/12/10/6/4/2 meters and 70cm on
all modes. Locater: JO01BS. WAB: TL41. Operating times will be mainly
running every Tuesday and Friday evenings (7:30pm - 10:30pm GMT), Weekends
(Most of the day or night) and some intermittent weekdays (7:30pm-10:30pm
GMT). QSL via G6UT, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL. More details are
available on QRZ.com.

HS, THAILAND. Operators Fred/K3ZO/HS0ZAR, Champ/E21EIC, Mike/E29BUQ,
Pornchai/HS2JFW, Art/HS4LKW, Zaki/9M2ZAK, Syaiful/9M2PUL, Dietmar/DL3DXX,
Andy/G3AB, Ken/K4ZW and Ljubisa/YU7EF will be active as HS0ZAR from Phimai,
northeast of Bangkok, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as
a Multi-2 entry. QSL via K3ZO. Look for some of the operators being active
as HS0ZGD before and after the contest. QSL via LA7JO, direct or by the
HS Bureau.

IOTA NEWS..............
  AS-072.  A team of Malaysian operators will be active as 9M4LI from
           Lalang Island, West Malaysia, between November 25-27th. Activity
           will be on various HF bands and modes. Operators mentioned
           are Mohd/9M2EEE, Mohamad/9W2HYY, Nazari/9W2NDQ, Sabry/9W2XKM,
           Rudy/9W2VDY, Ahmad/9W2FMC, Mohd/9W2CTA, Ahmad/9W2HGZ, Rozaiman/
           9W2SFF, Sapuan/9W2FRP, Irham/9W2IAI, Din/9W2BDS, Mohadzir/9W2PSD,
           Sanusi/9W2HSX and Solaudin/9W2WFR. QSL via: Lalang Island Team,
           No. 35A, Jalan Halaman 3, Taman Halaman, Ampang.Selangor.
           Malaysia., SL 68000, West Malaysia, Malaysia.

  OC-236.  Operators Burkhard/DL3KZA and Amiruddin/YB9IPY will be active
           as YB8/DL3KZA from Selayar Island between November 1-14th.
           Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via

  OC-237.  "DXNEWS.com" reports that members of ORARI Daerah Banten will
           be active as YB16T from Pandjang Island between November 18-20th.
           The callsign YB16T is a special callsign to celebrate 16th anni-
           versary of the Banten Province. Activity will be on 40/20/15
           meters. QSL via HA3JB direct to: Gabor Kutasi, Koch R. utca
           10/A.I/4., 8600 Siofok, Hungary. QSLs for Indonesia stations
           go direct to ORDA Banten: ORARI DAERAH BANTEN SPECIAL CALL 16th
           BANTEN, Jln. ORARI No.4 Kelunjukan, Ling Kemuning, Lingkar
           Selatan Serang Banten 42116, Indonesia.

  SA-041.  Brazilian operators will be active as ZW8L from Lencois Island
           between November 10-14th. Activity will be on various HF bands.
           QSL direct to: LENCOIS ISLAND DX, P.O.BOX 280, BELEM-PA,
           PA 66017970, Brazil.

J6, ST. LUCIA. Gary, K9AW, is once again active, but as J6/K9AW from St.
Lucia (NA-108) until November 27th. Activity over the past week has been
on 40/30/17 meters using mainly CW with some SSB. Operations will include
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.
QSL via K9AW, direct or LoTW.

NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Yuriy, N2TTA, will once again be active as NP2P
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.

OZ90, DENMARK. Members of the Eksperimentrende Danske Radioamatører (EDR)
will be active with the special callsign, OZ90EDR, in 2017. Activity is
to celebrate the EDR's founding/anniversary on August 15, 1927. QSL Manager
is Allis, OZ1ACB, direct or by the Bureau.  Also, QSL via LoTW, EQSL and
Clublog's OQRS. Look for more details about the price of direct QSLs, rules
of an AWARD, homepage, operators etc... in the coming weeks.

PACIFIC EME ACTIVITY. Operators Matu/JA5EEU and Kay/JH3AZC will activate
two islands in the Pacific on 2m EME during the middle of November. The
schedule is as follows:
  November 11-16th -- Callsign V6EME; from Pohnpei Island (QJ96cx) in the
                      Federated States of Micronesia for the first time
                      in two years.
  November 18-20th -- Callsign KH2/W2AZ or W2AZ; from Guam Island (QK23jm).

  The operating frequency and time will be QSP through the N0UK chat board.
Their equipment is as follows: Yaesu FT817 for exciter, ITB Phoenix 1000A
for PA, Kawagoe LNA, Create Design 2x9 elements Yagi with AZ/EL rotation.
Please send your QSLs via JH3AZC with SAE + 2GS. or 1IRC directly. Sorry
NO via Bureau.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 7-13th).......
 Nov/07th AN      Nov/10th  LN     Nov/12th  HN
 Nov/08th AN      Nov/11th  HN     Nov/13th  HN
 Nov/09th DIS

    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

  The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
  (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
  Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
  benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
  and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
  dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
  new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
  which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.

  Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:

PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA (Reminder). Martin, LU9EFO, will be active as
PY0F/LU9EFO from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003) between November 7-14th.
Activity will be on various HF bands using SSB. QSL via F4HBW for direct
only or LU9EFO via the Bureau.

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF...
  (October 30th & November 6th) 
  3G3O via CE3OP            G3Y via G3YBY          PB30EUDXF via PA1AW
  4J90HAM via 4J3DJ(d); RA4AAT(B) GM9N via GM6NX   PG16MC via PA0FAW
  5W0ST via JH1BED & (L)    HA43PS via HA5AGP      PI4M via PA0MBD & (L)
  7U62AR via 7X5ARU         HB2K via HB9OCR        PJ2T via W3HNK
  9G5AM via S59ZZ           HG43L via HA5AGP       PX2B via PY2LED
  9H1AE via SV2AEL (d)      HG43QRP via HA5AGP     R4RE via RT4RO
  AD8J/HR9 via AD8J         HK1T via EA5KB         SJ0X via SM6JSM
  B1W via BY1CW             I1EIS via 9A8ARS       SN3A via SP3GEM
  CN3A via IV3ZXQ or (L)    IB4K via IZ4COW        SN8B via SP8CUR
  CQ8M via CU2ARA           II0EUDX via IS0AGY     SQ6H via SQ6PLH
  CR3A via EA5GL            II4A via IK4ADE        SX1S via SV1PMR
  CR6K via CT1ILT           IO2X via IK2NCJ        SX9C via SV9COL (d/L)
  CR6T via CT1ESV           IO5P via IZ5NFD (L)    T48K via DK1WI (d)
  CT7/IK4ZGY via IK4ZGY     IQ2XZ via 9A8MDC       TC3P via TA3X
  CX5UA via EA5KB           IR3MD via IZ2GOT       TM3R via F5UTN
  DF0WRTC via DJ9MH         IR6A via IK6QON        TM6M via F4DXW (d)
  DJ0A via DJ3AA            IR6T via IK6VXO        TM7X via F5BSB
  DQ2C via DL2CC            IY1A via IW1ARB        TM85VGC via F6KUF
  EA5/LN2G via LA2G         KW4XC/HI9 via OE3MZC   TM8VG via F8KFL
  EA6/EI6DX via RA3R        LA30EUDXF via PA1AW    UB7K via UU0JM
  EA8/DD6MT via DD6MT       LP1H via EA5KB         V3A via M0OXO
  ED1R via EC1KR            LT7F via EA5KB & (L)   VP2EGR via DL7DF
  ED3X via EA3JW & (L)      LX35G via (LX-B)       VP2MDG via K2DM (d)
  ED7O via EA7EU (d)        M4A via M0BLF          W9C via N9TK
  ED8W via EA8DO            M6T via G4PIQ          XU7MDC via IK2VUC
  ED8X via RN3RQ & (L)      OE5T via OE5OHO        YB1/W0MDX via 9M2MDX (d)
  EF2A via EA2OT            OE6Z via OE6CLD & (L)  Z3B via Z31WW
  EF8R via EB7DX (d/L)      OK7K via OK1BN         ZL7G via G3TXF
  EG8FPA via EA8NQ & (L)    OK7W via OK1CID        ZM4T via ZL3IO (d/L)
  EI9E via EI2FG            OM8A via OM2VL         ZX5J via PP5JR
  EM25A via UT7AT           OT100EV via ON6LC      ZY2A via PP2BO
  EN25RP via UT2RI          P40L via WA3FRP
  G2F via G8HDK (d)         PA60WIM via PE1EZU
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only

  7U9C via SM4VPZ. Special callsign by the Algeria Amateur Radio Union (ARU)
  during the CQWW DX SSB Contest from the Djelfa Amateur Radio club station
  7X2VFK last weekend.

  A60FD via A61BK. Special event station by the members of the Emirates
  Amatuer Radio Society (EARS) celebrating "UAE Flag Day" November 3rd,
  from Club Station Sharjah - United Arab Emirates.

  NEW QSL MANAGER. Pedro, EA5GL, states that he is the new QSL Manager
  for EP2C, EP2LMA and EP2LSH. He has all their logs and can confirm old
  contacts also.

  OLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone
  to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 14200 old
  QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site contains:
    - The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2004 to 2015) with more than
      500 QSLs
    - At least one card for each 60 deleted DXCC countries (more than
      1700+ QSLs)
    - Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more
      than 4800+ QSLs)
    - Album for stations from North Africa 1945-1962 (400+ QSLs)
    - More than 950 QSLs from the Antarctic bases.
    - With 270 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques
    - More than 450 QSLs for the rare French Pacific Islands such as
      FK, FK/C, FO/C, FO/A, FO/M, FO/C and FW
    - More than 100 cards from Eparses Islands such as FR/B/E/G/J/T
    - The FG, FM, FP, FS, FY stations from 1945 to 1969
    - Commemoratives stations for ITU and IARU with more than 500 QSL.
    - More than 2100 cards for the old timer with more than 150 countries
      before 1945.
    - Cards from the French Department before 1945.
    - At least one card from each of the states in the U.S. before 1945.

    The URL address for the Web site is:  http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr
  Some cards are still needed for the collection, and your particip-
  ation is welcome. Only a ".jpg" file (both sides of the card) is required.
  Please visit the site and give them your comments by sending an E-mail
  to:                          LesNouvellesDX@free.fr

  NOW ON LOTW! Charly, HS0ZCW, reported that he uploaded his log to LoTW
  from December 1995 to date. ?If you need a card from him for any date,
  please contact him directly regardless of LoTW.

  VK0LD QSLS STATUS (Cards On Their Way!). Mike, KJ4Z, the brains behind
  the VK0LD operation, which was the first remote operation from a Top 10
  DX Entity, is sending QSL's out to the lucky 43 who managed to make a
  QSO with that special event callsign. Here is a sample of that QSL/Letter:

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2YA, A5A (after PayPal payment), CN8KD,


  P40XM, RAEM, RC80KEDR, RT9K/0 (AS-203), TX7EU (OC-027), U1BD, UA5D,
  UE25R, VE7ACN/7 (NA-061), VK6MAV/6 (OC-243), VK9DWX, VK9LM, ZD8D and ZL2IO

STANDARD TIME. Did you remember to change your clocks? Countries who
observe Daylight Saving Time (DST), which took place on Sunday, March
13th, are now expected to move their "local clocks" backward 1 hour on
Sunday, November 6th, from 2:00 AM local time to 1:00 AM. In 2017, Day-
light Saving Time (DST) will again go into effect on Sunday, March 12th,
at 2:00 AM local time. For the history and details about ST and DST, as
well as an interesting map of the world (showing the countries who observe
DST), see:    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_time
ADDED NOTE: Hopefully, all amateur radio operators know not to change
their GMT/UTC/ZULU clocks. However, since most operators usually set their
computers to local time, some may have to change their settings on "some"
ham radio software (ex. logging, propagation, DXTelnet, etc..) programs.

TI5, COSTA RICA. Darrell, AB2E, will be active as TI5/AB2E from Costa Rica
between November 24-29th. He plans to be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. There will
be limited activity outside of the contest, but he will try to get on the
WARC/Low Bands when possible. QSL direct via AB2E for any and all oper-
ations from 1993 to present. Be sure to include an SASE, green stamp, or
new IRC or you won't get a card. Sorry, no Bureau cards at this time, and
no eQSL.

V2, ANTIGUA. Bud, AA3B, will be active as V26K from Antigua (NA-100)
between November 22-28th. Activity will be mainly on CW with possible
RTTY operations on November 28th. Bud will also be in the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry.
QSL via LoTW or AA3B.

V6, MICRONESIA (Reminder). By the time you read this Michael, DF8AN, will
be active as V63AJ from Yap Island (OC-012) until November 20th. Activity
will be on various HF bands using CW, RTTY and PSK. QSL via DF8AN, direct
or by the Bureau. No eQSL or LoTW.

V6, MICRONESIA. Operators Tsutomu/JA1VND and Fujio/JA1SVP will be active
as V63YY and V63FA, respectively, from Chuuk Islands (OC-011) between
November 16-22nd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, RTTY and
RTTY. QSL V63YY via JA1VND or LoTW. QSL V63FA via JA1SVP or LoTW.

VK9N, NORFOLK ISLAND. Tim, NL8F, will oce again be active as VK9NF from
Norfolk Island (OC-005) between November 22nd and December 3rd. Activity
will be mainly on 17/12 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK. His equipment is
an IC-7300 with a small amp into a vertical. QSL via N7RO. ADDED NOTES:
"The Daily DX" is reporting that Paula, NX1P, will be joining Tim on this
operation and is trying to obtain the callsign VK9NX. The report states
that Paula will be on CW and RTTY, while Tim will be on SSB and JT65 on
all bands 160-10 meters.  Paula will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest.
Paula's operation via NX1P direct, by the Bureau and LoTW. 

VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS. Kevin, K6TOP, will once again be active
as VP2V/K6TOP from Tortola, British Virgin Islands (NA-023), between
now and November 16th. Activity will be limited (family vacation) using
an ICOM 706 MKII with 100 watts into a 40m vertical, 20/15/10 multi-band
dipole. Operations will be CW almost exclusively. Operating hours are
typically 0100-0300z and 1000-1200z due to family commitments. Kevin
mentioned last time, "When the pileups get difficult, I listen to the
edges, so please spread your calls out." QSLs via LoTW (preferred) or
NR6M. NO Bureau cards. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog upon

VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (Update). Operators Peter/W1UU, Dennis/K2SX,
Les/W2LK and Mike/WA6O will be active as VP2V/homecall from Josiah's Bay
B&B (run by VP2VQ) near Road Town, Tortola, between November 22-29th.
Their main activity will be the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th)
using the callsign "VP2VI" in honor of Bob Dennison's, W0DX. Bob lived
in VP2V-land and ran a resort/bar there for many years and operated as
VP2VI. Bob was a former president of both ARRL and IARU, and also one
of the early creators of the modern DXpedition. The group will be operating
the contest as either Multi-Single or Multi/2. QSL VP2VI via W2LK. Outside
of the contest, they will be using VP2V/homecall. QSLs for those QSOs
should go via their home callsign. ADDED NOTE: Prior to their arrival in
VP2V, they will all be staying in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, between
November 18-22nd, but there are no current plans to be active on the air
from KP2. More details to follow.

VP8, ANTARCTICA. Alan, MW0YCC, will be active as VP8DPJ from Rothera
Research Station on Adelaide Island (AN-001), within the British Antarctic
Territory until April 2018. He mentions that he is the Communication
Manager on station and will be operating from there, and possibly from
some other locations in Antarctica. QSL via eQSL only due to the remote
nature of the station, postal QSL is not possible.

XU, CAMBODIA (Reminder/Update). By the time you read this a team of inter-
national operators from the Mediterraneo DX Club will be active as XU7MDC
from Cambodia until November 13th. Operators mentioned are Gabry/I2VGW,
Ant/IZ8CCW, Marco/IZ2GNQ, Michel/F5EOT, Dario/IZ4UEZ, Gab/YO8WW, Francois/
ON4LO, Eric/ON7RN, Feri/YO5OED, Marco/HB9OCR, Fulvio/HB9DHG, Mario/IK4MTK,
Tony/F8ATS, Dario/IT9ZZO, Fabio/IK4QJF, Gilles/F6IRA, Gerard/F2JD, Dayan/
AG5AM, Lily/YB6LYS, Adhi/NB3MM, Tety/ YB3TET, Wim/XU7TZG, Henri/F1HRE and
Giovanni/IK2JYT. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
Suggested frequencies are listed in OPDX.1263. They have planned, as usual,
to operate 24/24 hours with 5 stations from the beach of Sihanoukville,
with a particular stress to low bands and digital modes. For more details
and updates, visit the following URLs:
  Main Web page:              http://www.mdxc.org/xu7mdc
  FaceBook:        https://www.facebook.com/groups/258144517868256
  Twitter:                    https://twitter.com/Xu7Mdc
QSL Manager for direct/Bureau/OQRS cards is IK2VUC: Giuliano Mondini,
PO BOX 10, 21052 Busto Arsizio (VA), ITALY. LoTW files will be uploaded
by the end of May 2016.

XW, LAOS. Tony, KM0O, will be active as XW0YO from outside Vientiane
between November 20-29th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW
and SSB. He plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th).
QSL only via LoTW.

YN, NICARAGUA (Humorous Special Event). OM Brooke, N2BA, (not a YL) will
be active as YN2SX from Granada between November 25-30th. Activity will
be on 160-10 meters including the 30/17/12m bands using CW and SSB. He
plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/
Single-Band (20m) or All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via WA3RHW. By the
way, this is a special event station. Brooke states the following on his
QRZ.com page: "Our hobby is almost entirely male and it appears that every
year the average age goes up by a year. It finally occurred to me that
the reason we don't have more young hams is because we aren't having more
  That is why I've decided to create YN2SX as a special event station
commemorating the 1,200,000,000th anniversary of the invention of sex
(plus/minus a few hundred million years). Note: Scientists believe sex
was invented on a Monday but wasn't perfected until a Sunday, however
they are not certain of the exact year sex was invented so this year is
as good as any.  -- Our operation is sponsored by the Ham
Widows Organization. I strongly suggest you have your XYL check it out."

ZL7, CHATHAM ISLANDS (Update). Members of the "6G" team will only be active
as ZL7G from Chatham Island (OC-038) until November 9th. Activity is on
160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. As this was being written, the ZL7G
team has made over 36k QSOs, and reports on November 6th: "RTTY QSO numbers
are now increasing well, and we have had a good opening on 15m to Europe
RTTY. We will start 30m RTTY today around 04.00 with a focus on Europe.
Last night, the static on LF was very bad and today (Sunday) we have
challenges on LF with the contest activity. 17m has now provided good
propagation to Europe and we will continue to exploit 17m when conditions
allow." QSL via G3TXF direct, OQRS or LoTW. More details and updates can
be found on their Web page at:         http://www.6gs.org.uk

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