OPDX Bulletin 1340 November 20, 2017

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1340
BID: $OPDX.1340
November 20, 2017
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, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G0CKV, G3SWH, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JI3DST, ON5SWA, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PY2WAS, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YO3JW for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 12th/November, through Sunday, 19th/November there were 232 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E4, E5/n, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, 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, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9M, VK9N, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS

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

3B9, RODRIGUEZ ISLAND (Update). Olof, G0CKV, will once again be active
as 3B9HA from Rodriguez Island (AF-017) between local sunset Wednesday,
November 22nd, through local sunrise Monday, December 11th, if all goes
according to plan. Activity will be holiday style focusing on the low
bands and CW. Olof informed OPDX he "might also try FT8". He also plans
to be in this weekend's CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-
Op/All-Band entry. He also states, "No internet in shack, but should be
able to upload log daily to LOTW and ClubLog." QSL via M0OXO or LoTW.

3C1, EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Update). Operators Yuris/YL2GM and Kaspars/YL3AIW
have successfully returned home last night (per November 15th update).
The last part of 3C1L log was uploaded from Madrid airport. ClubLog.org
shows as of 0501z, November 12th, the 3C1L team made 43612 QSOs with
14811 unique callsigns (33762/CW, 2073/RTTY and 7777/SSB). Breakdown is:
301/AF, 4972/AS, 27221/EU, 9997/NA, 96/OC and 1025/SA. QSL via YL2GN
direct or ClubLog's OQRS (direct or Bureau). Look for the logs to be
uploaded to LoTW six months after their operations. For more details/
updates, see:              http://www.lral.lv/3c0l_3c1l

3W, VIETNAM. Tom, KC0W, was active as 3W9CW from Con Son Island (AS-130)
on November 15th, but has seemed to have disappeared with no QSNs reported
after 2230z. He was expected to be active until November 28-30th. Club-
Log shows he made 69 QSOs. QSL via KC0W direct. No LoTW ­ No Bureau. His
next stop is supposed to be Brunei (V85/KC0W). No other details are avail-
able. LAST MINUTE UPDATE on November 19th: Tom reports, "Technical reasons
made me go QRT after less than 100 QSOs." He is now active as XU7XXX from
Cambodia (see XU below).

4S, SRI LANKA. Takayuki, JI1SHQ, has reportedly moved to Sri Lanka (AS-003)
at the end of June, and will be active as 4S7TNG for the next several
years. He is preparing his antenna and will soon be able to be on the
air. Activity will be mainly on 30 and 20 meters using mainly CW. His
station is an Icom IC-706MK2G transceiver (50w) into a V type Dipole,
using two mobile whips; its height is approx. 60m. QSL via JI1SHQ by
the Bureau.

4U1, AUSTRIA. Operators Oleg/HB9RB and Sparky/OE1ZZZ/RW3AH will be active
as 4U1A from the International Amateur Radio Contest DX Club (ARCDXC)
station during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-Single
entry. QSL via UA3DX. This station counts as the VIC (Vienna International
Centre) multiplier. 

5T, MAURITANIA (Also IOTA Op). Operators Obaid/A61M (5T1R) and Fawaz/A92AA
(5T1A) will be active from the capital city Nouakchott between November
20th and December 20th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB and FT8.
QSL both callsigns via A92AA. The duo will be joined by Ahmad/9K2AI (5T2AI),
who is there for the next two years, for an IOTA activition to Tidra Island
(AF-050) as 5T5TI between December 1-7th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters
using SSB and the Digital modes (FT8 was mentioned). QSL via NI5DX, LoTW 
or ClubLog. For more details and updates, see: http://5t5ti.blogspot.com

5V, TOGO. John, N9MDH, will be active as 5V1JE from Lomé until end of
May 2018, more or less. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (he likes the
30m band) using SSB and the Digital modes. He will use an Icom IC-7300
transceiver into a Gap Titan antenna. QSL via eQSL or LoTW.

5X, UGANDA. Andy, DL3YM, will once again be active as 5X8B from Uganda.
His length of stay is not known. He plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 25-27th) possibly as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL
via his home callsign or LoTW (preferred). He does send all QSLs auto-
matically via the Bureau.

5X, UGANDA (Reminder). Nick, G3RWF, will once again be active as 5X1NH
from Fort Portal between November 20-30th. He should be on 80-10 meters,
possibly 160m, and he prefers to operate CW, but he will also be on the
Digital modes with some SSB. He plans to be in CQWW DX CW Contest (November
25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20 or 15m) entry. Nick uses a K3
with a variety of antennas - (always) an inverted "V" dipole with links
for all bands, (sometimes) a single band 2 element Moxon beam and an all
band Hexbeam. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau (may take
a while), ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.

9G, GHANA (Reminder). A group of Slovenian operators will be active as
9G5W from Kokrobite between November 20-29th. Operators mentioned are
Peter/S54W, Drago/S59A, Renato/S57UN, Borut/S57GM, Uros/S57SU, Rado/S59ZZ
and Alex/OZ7AM. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
They plan to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th). Their equip-
ment contains 2x TS-480SAT and 2x TS480-HX with various verticals for 160/
80/40/30m, Delta-Loops for 17/12m and SpiderBeams for 20-10m. QSL via S59ZZ
or ClubLog's OQRS. Log will be uploaded to LoTW 6 months later. For more
details and updates, see:           https://www.ghana.si

9U, BURUNDI (Update). Members of the Mediterraneo DX Club are now QRT
as 9U4M. ClubLog.org shows as of 2135z, November 16th, the 9U4M team made
54980 QSOs with 17578 unique callsigns (26379/CW, 19761/SSB, 7617/RTTY
and 1223/FT8). Breakdown is: 748/AF, 5144/AS, 37806/EU, 9575/NA, 349/OC
and 1358/SA. QSL via IK2VUC, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
For more details and updates, see:     http://www.mdxc.org/9u4m

A3, TONGA. Hiro, JA6WFM, will be active as A31MM from Nuku'alofa (the
capital city of Tonga), on Tongatapu Island (OC-049), during the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry.
He states that this will be his last contest from Tonga for him. QSL
via EA4GL or LoTW.

C8, MOZAMBIQUE (Update). Members of the Lion DX Team (OT8T) will be active
as C8T from Mozambique between May 2-15th, 2018. Operators mentioned are
Kurt/ON8KW (Team Leader), Roger/ON7TQ (Co-Leader), Bruno/CS7ABG (Co-Leader),
Paulo/CU2CO, Emil/DL8JJ, Ron/ON1DX, Philippe/ON4ACP, Marc/ON4AMX, Erik/
ON4CCV, Olivier/ON4EI, Hermann/ON4QX, Ivo/ON5CD, Cis/ON6LY and Franky/
ON7RU. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, and
possibly other Digital modes (PSK, FT8). They have permission to do 60m
and will also do 2m-EME. The setup will consist of 4 stations on the air
for 24 hours and a fifth station for 2m EME + 60m and extra digimodes
on all bands. QSL Manager has not been named, but it looks like they
will be using ClubLog. Look for more details to be forthcoming. Visit
their Web page at:       https://mozambique2018.wordpress.com

CT9, MADEIRA ISLAND. Operators Serge/R7KW and Oleg/YL3JM will once again
be active as CT9/R7KW and CT9/YL3JM from Madeira Island (AF-014) between
November 21-26th. Activity will be on various HF bands and participation
in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power
entry signing as CT9/R7KW. QSL via K2PF or ClubLog's OQRS (preferable).

FG, GUADELOUPE. Oliver, F6ARC, is once again active as FG/F6ARC from
Guadeloupe (NA-102) until November 29th. Activity will be holiday style
with a focus on the 30/17/12m bands and the lower bands using 100 watts
CW only. Look for him to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th)
as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry.  QSL via FE11DX, by the Bureau,
direct, eQSL and LoTW.

  VKFF-1992  -- By VK2NP; between November 21-22nd; Robertson Nature
                Reserve; 7150 kHz SSB; Access Unknown - Will try to spot
  VKFF-1906  -- By VK2NP; November 22nd; between 0300-0700z; Cecil Hoskins
                Nature Reserve; 7150 kHz SSB; Will Spot if able
  VKFF-1904  -- By VK2JNG/P; November 22nd; between 0300-0700z; Captains
                Creek Nature Reserve; 7160 kHz SSB; Around 2:30pm if he
                can get in. First Activation!
  JAFF-0011  -- By JA7GAX/6; between November 22-28th; Iriomote-Ishigaki
                National Park; Also IOTA AS-024 (see IOTAs below) for more
                details, Kuro Island
  VKFF-1944  -- By VK2NP; between November 22-23rd; Joadja Nature Reserve;
                7144 kHz SSB; Access Unknown - Weather Permitting
  VKFF-1944  -- By VK2NP; between November 23-24th; Joadja Nature Reserve;
                7144 kHz SSB; Had to Cancel - May be a later date
  VKFF-1597  -- By VK4HNS; November 24th; between 0300-0700z; Morgan Park
                Conservation Park; 7165 kHz SSB; also 20m
  VKFF-0471  -- By VK4HNS; November 24-25th; Sundown National Park; 7165
                kHz SSB; also 20m; Shire SD4 VKFF activation weekend
  VKFF-2155  -- By VK3BYD/P; November 24-25th; Mount Piper Nature Con-
                servation Reserve; 7032 kHz CW early notice; also SOTA;
                VKFF weekend
  VKFF-XXXX  -- By VK3BYD/P; November 24-25th; the WWFF status needs to be
                verify with the activator; 7032 kHz CW early notice; also
  VKFF Activation Weekend -- November 25-26th
  VKFF-0624  -- By VK3XV; November 25th; between 0300-0700z; Heathcote-
                Graytown National Park; 7144 kHz SSB
  VKFF-1775  -- By VK1DI/P; November 25th; between 0300-0700z; Mount
                Pleasant Nature Reserve; 7110 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0629  -- By VK3XV/P; November 25th; between 0700-1100z; Kara Kara
                National Park; 7144 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0198  -- By VK4HNS; November 25-26th; Girraween National Park;
                7165 kHz SSB; also 20m
  VKFF-0973  -- By VK3XV/P; November 25-26th; Mount Alexander Regional
                Park; 7144 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0973  -- By VK3XV; November 26th; between 0300-0700z; Mount Alexander
                Natural Features Reserve; 7144 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0992  -- By VK1DI/P; November 26th; between 0300-0700z; Old Naas
                Travelling Stock Route (TSR) Nature Reserve; 7110 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0964  -- By VK3XV/P; November 26th; between 0300-0700z; Creswick
                Regional Park; 7144 kHz SSB

  For more information about WWFF upcoming operations, see:
  Also suggest URLs: 
         World-Wide -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/WWFF44
           USA      -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/parksontheair
  A special DXCluster for WWFF is available at: http://wwff.co/dx-cluster
  Canada Flora & Fauna (VEFF) link is: 
  Other links for VEFF are: 
  Home Page at: http://www.qsl.net/va3rj/veff.html
  Yahoo Groups: https://groups.yahoo.com/group/veff
  PLEASE NOTE: Yahoo Groups might be removed if the Facebook Group works
  as expected.  However, it will remain online well into the New Year 2018.

HC8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (Update). An Argentinian group will be active as
HC8LUT (not HC8LU as first announced) from San Cristobal Island in the
Galapagos Islands between November 29th and December 8th. Operators
mentioned are Alejandro/LU8YD, Alejandro/LU9VEA, Mario/LU7VB and Patricio/
LU3YK. Pilot stations are Sergio/LU7YS and Javier/LU5FF. Activity will be
on 160-10 meters using mainly SSB and the Digital modes (WSPR, JT65, FT8,
PSK31). There will also operations on the satellites (LEO, FM and SSB).
Their stations: 2x IC-7000 and home-made 5 elements VHF and 7 elements
UHF antennas. QSL via IK2DUW. Visit their Blog page for updates, at:
Any donations are greatly appreciated. Paypal accounts: hc8lu.2017@gmail.com

IOTA NEWS..............
  IOTAs Accepted: Craig, VK5CE, reports to "DXNews.com" that the VK9AR
           Ashmore Reef (OC-216) and VK9AR/6 Browse Island (OC-234) have
           both been accepted for IOTA credit.

  AF-050.  See "5T, MAURITANIA (Also IOTA Op)" above for details.

  AS-024.  Takayoshi, JA7GAX, will be active from Kuro Island (Yaeyama
           Islands) [JIA 47-141, GL PL14XF, JAFF 0011, JCG 47005 (B)
           Taketomi-cho,Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa, JAPAN] between 0700z,
           November 23rd and 0700z, November 28th. Activity will be on
           160-6 meters using CW only. Suggested frequencies are:
           1912(JA), 1812/1844(DX), 3512, 7012, 10130, 14044, 18084,
           21044, 24904, 28044 and 50044 kHz. This operation is subject
           to change in bad WX or other conditions. QSL via JA7GAX, by
           the Bureau or QRZ.com.

  AS-079.  Take, JS6RRR/JI3DST, will once again be active as JS6RRR
           (sometime as JI3DST/6) from Miyako Island between 0000z,
           November 23rd and 0000z, November 28th. Activity will be on
           160/80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and JT65.
           Operations may vary in case of heavy rains or other conditions.
           QSL routes are as follows: QSL JS6RRR via JS6RRR and JI3DST/6
           via JI3DST. Via the Bureau is best. Please check QRZ.com for
           more details.

  EU-077.  A Spanish team was active as EG1ET this past weekend from Salvora
           Island. Operators mentioned were Quique/EA1DFP, Manuel/EA1ET,
           Jose/EA1RG, Iban/EA2DLX, Ramon/EA2DXW, Isma/EA2ELB, Juan/EA2RC
           and Antonio/EA2VE. QSL via EA1ET.

  OC-090.  (Update) Jack, SP5APW, is nown active as DU1/SP5APW from Busuanga
           Island until possibly November 23rd. Activity is on only 20/17
           meters SSB. QSL via dirext, by the Bureau or LoTW.

  OC-150.  Amir, YB9IPY, will be active as YB9IPT/p from Lombok Island
           between November 20-24th. Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters
           using SSB. QSL via IK2DUW. Look for the log to be uploaded to

  PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new  have
  decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA
  operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX
  and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin......

PJ4, BONAIRE (Update/Change). Jeff, KU8E, will be active as PJ4/KU8E
from the "PJ4G Radio House" on Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) between
November 22-28th. Operator John, K4BAI, had to cancel his entry for PJ4A
in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th), but Jeff, KU8E, has replaced
him as PJ4A in the contest as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL
PJ4A and PJ4/KU8E via K4BAI. Check out the "PJ4G Radio House" at:
Also, look at:             http://ku8e.com/Radio/pj4a.php

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 20-26th).......
 Nov/20th HN      Nov/23rd  AN     Nov/25th  AN
 Nov/21st LN      Nov/24th  AN     Nov/26th  AN
 Nov/22nd HN

    NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
   -----------------        ------       --------    ------
   AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=0-1       0-7
   HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2         8-15
   LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3         16-29
   BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=4         30-49
   DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5         50-99
   VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9       100-400

  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:
  A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
      Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm

PZ, SURINAME. Members of the Voodoo Contest Group will be active as PZ5V
from Paramaribo during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a
Multi-2 entry. QSL via Tim, M0URX. Operators mentioned are Ned/AA7A,
John/G4IRN, Lee/KY7M  and Roy/G4FON. The team will be there until November
28th. For more details, see:  http://voodoocontestgroup.com/suriname-2017

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (November 19th) 
  5B/SQ2MGM via SQ2MGM (d/e) HF7NJX via SP7VC      OP3DWG via ON3DWG
  5K0T via LU1FM             HI/DG8DP/P via DG8DP  OP7VA via ON7VA
  5N7Q via DF8DX & (L)       HR9/W1UE via W1UE     OT4A via ON4AEK (L/e)
  A41NNN via YO6BZL (B)      HZ1FI via DL1RTL      OU5U via OZ3FD
  CG5TLW via VE5TLW          IY5PIS via IW5AOT     PG400TH via PA3ETC
  CG9RK via VE9RK            IY7MG via IQ7DV       S01WS via EA2JG
  DA0WRTC via DJ9MH          J5T via I2YSB         SP20ZIP via SP5ZIP
  DL0SAT via DL8OAI          JW/DL2JRM via DL2JRM  T2AT via N7SMI & (L)
  EA6/DL7AFY via DL7AFY      LX/PA3A via PA3A      TO2SP via SP6IXF (O/L)
  EA8/PE1EEC/P via PE1EEC    M7Q via G4PIQ         V26FF via N2FF (L)
  EV135KK via EV135KK (L/e)  N7D via K9WZB (d)     VR20CO via VR2CO
  FG/F6ARC via FE11DX (d/B)  N7P via K9WZB (d)     W0W via K0MHP
  FR/F4HQZ via F4DXW (O)     N7Q via K9WZB (d)     W8F via K8TAS (d)
  GX1FCW via GX1FCW (e)      N7V via K9WZB (d)
  HF7HX via SP7VC            N7Y via K9WZB (d)
  (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
  (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (88) no QSL required

  G3MRC ETC. Phil Whitchurch, G3SWH and AD5YS, reports the following:
  "I am pleased to announce that the backlog of all outstanding direct
  QSL requests for Joe, G3MRC's, numerous callsigns (7Q7BP, 5X1P, 9Q5MRC,
  9U5MRC, C91MR, C91MR/3, C93MR, C96MR, C97MR, G3MRC, G3MRC/C9, G3MRC/9Q5,
  9X5/G3MRC, Z38/G3MRC, 5H/9Q5MRC and ZB2/G3MRC) have now all been processed
  and mailed. 
    Some of the logs are still on paper and I am working on digitizing
  them with a view to uploading them to ClubLog, LoTW and my own web
  site. This will probably take a few more weeks.
    When Joe became a Silent Key in early May 2017 his RSGB membership
  lapsed. Consequently, please note that, following a decision by the
  RSGB QSL Bureau not to process outgoing cards for non members, paper
  QSLs for this station are ONLY available DIRECT with adequate return
  postage or via the OQRS facility on my site ."


  E75C, FK4QX, H44RR, JS6RRR, OK1VK, P29RR (OC-153), SU9JG, V47FWX and



V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS. Operators Andy/N2NT, Daniel/K1TO and Tom/N9NC
will be active as V47T from the QTH of V47KP on St. Kitts (NA-104) during
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via
W2RQ direct or LoTW. ADDED NOTE: Operation depends on the successful
repairs from Hurricane damage.

VK9M, MELLISH REEF (Update). The VK9MA team is now QRT from Mellish Reef.
ClubLog.org shows as of 2007z, November 15th, the VK9MA team made 43747
QSOs with 13918 unique callsigns (11292/SSB, 28574/CW, 2/PSK, 949/FT8 and
2930/RTTY). Breakdown is: 195/AF, 16178/AS, 13991/EU, 10754/NA, 2224/OC
and 405/SA. QSL via N7QT, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS (STRONGLY
RECOMMENDED), LoTW or eQSL. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL
shortly after the operation. For more details and updates, see:

XU, CAMBODIA. Tom, KC0W, cut his operation from Vietnam (see 3W above)
and is now active from here as XU7XXX. His length of stay is not known.
Activity will be on 80-6 meters CW only. QSL via KC0W direct. No LoTW ­
No Bureau.

XX9, MACAO (PRESS RELEASE #1). Alex, PY2WAS, 2018 Macao Dxpedition Team
Leader, sent out the following press release on November 15th [edited]:
After 8 months of preparation for this DXpedition, we are proud to announce
a DXpedition to Macao (XX9) from the night of March 9th, 2018 to March 17th,
  Although this DXpedition does not count on donations, participants will
be supporting all costs for transporting 215 kgs of equipments, as well
as costs with air tickets, accommodation, meals and so on.
  The team will be formed by Bom/XX9LT, Leo/PP1CZ, Junior/PR7AB, Claudio/
PY2MC, Alex/PY2SEX, Alex/PY2WAS, Miguel/PY3MM, Fernando/PY4BZ, Herminio/
PY5HSD, Beto/PY6RT and Jim/PY7XC.
  CTT (Post Office and Telecommunications Agency of Macao) has not confirmed
our callsign yet, but all forms have already been signed and submitted and
Bom is supporting the team with it locally. It is expected for the next days
and will be communicated accordingly.
  This team plans to work from 10m to 80m. 160m may be eventually worked
as a non-priority band. Three stations will work 24 hours, provided that
1 station will be focusing digital modes, especially RTTY and FT8. We will
be counting on 6 antennas (2 beams, 2 verticals, 1 folded dipole and 1
sloper double bazooka). There will be a spare transceiver in case of
replacement need.
  This DXpedition will count on real time updating log to ClubLog. OQRS
system at ClubLog will be made available to QSL orders by bureau or direct
under the management of PP1CZ.
  Thanks to Tony/PY2DY, Fernando/PY2LED, Ric/PY2PT, Carlos/PY2VM and Fred/
PY2XB for all the support they provided to this team.
  It is important to highlight that a bootcamp testing operation was held
in the first week of September/2017 to test all equipments and potential
interactions among the stations at the super contest site of PX2A.
  Additional care will be taken with preferable QRGs to prevent overlapping
as regards other big DXpeditions at that time, such as Spratly Island and
Easter Island.
  Thanks to all ham radio community for their enthusiasm and hunting this
team in the air.
  73, 2018 Macao Dxpedition
   (Macao and Brazil ops)

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