OPDX Bulletin 1341 November 27, 2017

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1341
BID: $OPDX.1341
November 27, 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, W2GB, NG3K & ADXO, W3OA, W3UR & The Daily DX, W6SZN, K8GI, K8PGJ, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, N0TG, 4X1VF, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete Rayer & ISWL, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.

This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQWW DX CW Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the CQWW DX CW Contest participants.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 17th/November, through Friday, 24th/November there were 239 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, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E4, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, 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, HV, HZ, I, IS, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JY, 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, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9L, VK9N, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, 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".

3Y0X BOUVET DXPEDITION NEWS. The following was posted November 22nd,
[edited]: Our sea container should now be between the ports of San Antonio,
Chile and its destination, Punta Arenas, Chile. The logistics have at
times been confounding, but we are actually ahead of schedule with our
  We have our license and callsign for our maritime mobile operation on
the way to Bouvet. One of the problems with shipboard operation is static
charge build up on antennas from the winds and precipitation.  This is a
particular problem with antennas that are not at DC ground. Having a
transceiver exposed to this hazard can be disastrous for the radio. We
are aware of the issue, and are instituting ways of dealing with this
Our band plan is now posted on this website: 
  The most recent propagation predictions continue to support the patterns
shown in the videos on our propagation page.
  FT8 adds a new dimension to DXpeditions. We will use this mode, but not
as a PRIMARY mode. We will only use FT8 when we cannot use the standard,
higher rate modes. We have outlined our FT8 operating plan on the Band
Plan page of this website. Please visit this page if you intend to try
contacting 3Y0Z on FT8.  It is “must” reading.

4L, GEORGIA. Mamuka Kordzakhia, 4L2M, President of the National Associ-
ation Radio Amateurs of Georgia (NARG), will be active during the CQWW
DX CW Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry.

4X0, ISRAEL (Special Event). Jan, 4X1VF, informs OPDX that the UNESCO
World Heritage Committee has declared Shivta to be a World Heritage Site.
The Shivta National Park is on the list of confirmed WFF Israel National
Parks Award (4XFF- 032), and has a very long and interesting history (see
the Web page at . Members
of the "The Holy land DX Group" (Shalom/4Z4BS, Mark/4Z4KX, Ruben/4Z5FI,
Yulik/4X6HP, Ros/4Z5LA, Vlad/4Z5IW, Arthur/4X4DZ, Alex/4Z4AK and Jan/4X1VF)
are going to operate from this location between 0800 UTC Friday, December
22nd, through December 24th, noon-time. It will be the first time operating
from this QTH (Holy land Square D27BS). They will use the callsign 4X0XMAS,
and will be running three stations using CW and SSB on the WFF frequencies.
This operation will also participate in the "Christianity On The Air" event
(December 22-24th) for the HOCOTA award. (For details, please visit QRZ.com
under 4X9XMAS). QSL via LoTW and eQSL.

5T, MAURITANIA (Update/Reminder). Fawaz, A92AA, is now active as 5T1A
from the capital city Nouakchott until December 20th. However, he will
take a short break to be a member of the 5T5TI (IOTA AF-050) DXpedition
Team between December 1-7th (see OPDX.1340). Activity outside of the
IOTA DXpedition will be on all bands using SSB and FT8. QSL via A92AA.

6Y, JAMAICA. Members of the "Good Old Buddies Fun Club" (GOBFC) will be
active as 6Y3M during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a
Multi-2 entry. QSL via VE3NE. Operators mentioned are Gyoergy/HA6ND,
Gyorgy/VE3NZ and Lali/VE3NE.

8R, GUYANA. Heye, DJ9RR, is once again and now active as 8R1/AG6UT from
Guyana. His length of stay is not known. Activity will be on 40-10 meters,
and he is planning to be in CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th). Look
for him to be on the air after the contest. QSL via LoTW or DJ9RR, direct
or by the Bureau.

9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. Nikola, VE3EY, is once again active as 9Y4/VE3EY
from Trinidad Island until November 27th. Activity will include the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. His rig
is a Elecraft K3S-10 + SPE Expert 1.3K-FA into a BigIR vertical for 40-10
meters and 60 ft. tall "T" loaded vertical for 160/80m supported by a
18m Spiderpole. QSL via VE3EY.

A4, OMAN. Members of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) will
activate their contest station, A44A, in Muscat during the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via A47RS. Operators
mentioned are Mohib/A41JZ, San/A45TT, Richard/N6AA, Arthur/W6XD, Deepak/
VU2CDP and Prasad/VU2PTT (A45VA).

AH2, GUAM. Members of the Guam Contest Club will be active as AH2R during
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators
mentioned are Toshinobu/JI3ERV (NH2C), Mikawa/JR7OMD, JA1KSA and Osamu/
JR8VSE. QSL via LoTW or to JH7QXJ, direct or by the Bureau. PLEASE DO NOT
QSL via the KH2 Bureau.

C5, THE GAMBIA. Andre, ON7YK, is now active as C5YK from Bijilo for almost
the next 2 months. He is currently the only resident licensed operator in
The Gambia! Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters. He has been
active on FT8.  QSL via his home callsign, direct, LoTW or eQSL. Visit his
Web page at:                 http://www.on7yk.eu/index.html

C6, BAHAMAS. Operators Tomi/HA7RY, George/AA7JV and Mike/KN4EEI are now
active as C6AGU from Water Cay (NA-001) until December 3rd. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using mostly CW and some SSB. Look for them to
be in the upcoming CQWWDX CW and ARRL 160m CW contest. QSL via HA7RY.
PLEASE NOTE: C6AGU is being used as an experimental station to test new
antennas and equipment for DXpeditions by the AA7JV/HA7RY DXpedtion team.
Most recently they have been testing antennas for the upcoming KH1 DX-
pedition. Due to concerns with bird wildlife, they are limited to vertical
antennas with a maximum height of 43 feet. See pictures of the antenna
on QRZ.com under C6AGU.

CT9, MADEIRA ISLAND. By the time you read this, Vaclav, OK6RA, will be
active as CT9/OK6RA from Madeira Island until November 27th. Activity
will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/
Single-Band (40m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via OK6RA direct only.

CY9C ST. PAUL ISLAND DXPEDITION (Update). Dr. San Hutson, K5YY, and Lou
Dietrich, N2TU, have joined the the August 2018 DXpedition team. Both
are well known and have participated in many rare DXpeditions. The complete
team and other details of the DXpedition are posted on the following Web
site at:                      http://www.cy9c.com

GJ/MJ0, JERSEY. Mat, MJ0ASP (aka-F5SHQ), will once again be active as GJ2A
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band
(20m) entry. QSL via the LoTW. QSL also via ClubLog's OQRS.

GU, GUERNSEY. Bob, GU4YOX, from Guernsey Island (EU-114), will be active
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band
(15m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via GU4YOX, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

HC, ECUADOR. Members of Quito Radio Club will be active as HC0E from
Ecuador during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-2
entry. QSL via HC1QRC.

HS, THAILAND. Operators Bob/5B4AGN, Zaki/9M2ZAK, Dietmar/DL3DXX, JayCie/
E20NKB, Champ/E21EIC, Andy/G3AB, Don/G3XTT, Tony/G4UAV/HS0ZDX, Pas/HS3ANP,
Panya/HS3XVP, Ray/HS4RAY, Fred/K3ZO/HS0ZAR, Stig/LA7JO/HS0ZGD, Svante/
SM3DYU/HS0ZDY and John/W2YR/HS0ZDJ will be active as HS0ZAR from Phimai,
northeast of Bangkok, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as
a Multi-2 entry. QSL via K3ZO. Look for some of the operators to be active
as HS0ZGD before and after the contest. QSL via LA7JO, direct or by the
HS Bureau.

INDEXA NEWS (Facebook Fundraiser). Dick Williams, W3OA, Secretary-Trea-
surer, International DX Association (INDEXA), announced that "INDEXA has
established a Facebook Fundraiser that provides a unique way to make a
contribution directly to our Humanitarian Aid, or Hams With Hearts,
program. The Fundraiser will remain open through December 3. Here's the
link (Fundraiser):
  Next Tuesday, November 28, is Global Giving Day. There are special
incentives for making your Fundraiser donation that day. First, the
normal Facebook fee of 5.75% is waived for that day so 100 percent of
your donation will go to Humanitarian Aid. Second, a well known foun-
dation has offered to match the first $2 Million of donations to all
the Facebook Fundraisers, up to $1,000 per donor. The match begins at
1300Z, 8AM EST. Make your donation as soon after that time as possible
to maximize the chances your donation will be matched before the $2
million runs out.
  Of course, you can make contributions to INDEXA any time, any day, by
going to our "Membership Application" 
page and clicking the Donations box." 

IOTA NEWS..............
  AF-019.  (Cancelled) Emilio, IZ1GAR, will not be active as IH9/IZ1GAR
           from Pantelleria Island (IIA TP-001, WLOTA 0041) between
           November 24-28th. He had to cancel his plans due to work.
           Instead, he will be active from Sanremo as IZ1GAR during the
           CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th), as a Single-Op/Single
           Band (80m)/High-Power entry. QSL via IZ1GAR, direct or by
           the Bureau.

  AS-107.  Operators Chai/E20WXA, Rit/HS2AAW and Kim/HS2JQC will be active
           as E20WXA/P, HS2AAW/P and HS2JQC/P, respectively, from Ko Lan
           Island between November 25-26th. QSL via E20WXA.

  NA-072.  Operators Stefan/HP1DRK, Massimo/HP1MAC, Ricardo/HP1RIS and
           Gianni/HP1YLS will be active as H91IT from Taboga Island between
           January 6-9th, 2018. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using
           CW and SSB. QSL via HP1RCP.

  NA-075.  Mikhail, VE7ACN, will be active as VE7ACN/7 from Galiano Island
           between November 24-27th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters
           including the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th). QSL via
           his home callsign, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. For more details,
           see:                  https://www.ve7acn.com

  OC-042.  Chris, F4EBK, will be active as DU3/F4EBK from Baliuag City,
           Bulacan Province, Luzon Island, Philippines, sometime during
           February 2018. Activity will be on 20/15/10 meters using a
           rotating dipole with 100w maybe 1Kw. Listen for QSL route.

  OC-179.  Cezar, VE3LYC, has announced this past week he will be active
           from Taumako Island, the largest in the Duff Islands group in
           the Temotu Province, sometime in early May 2018. The operation
           will last for a period of at least 5 days, but the entire trip
           is expected to take 12 days. Look for more details to be forth-

  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......

ISWL CALLSIGNS (For December). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of December 2017:

 GX4BJC/A - Operated from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie, G6XOU
             (/A WAB Square TM22 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).

 MX1SWL/A - Operated from Stratton, in Cornwall, by Mike, M0SMJ
             (/A WAB Square SS20 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
  ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual
operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL
info is on  or  or  or
via . NO LoTW. 
  I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see 
for full details. eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for their awards.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 30th-December 3rd).......
 Nov/27th AN      Nov/30th  AN     Dec/02nd  AN
 Nov/28th AN      Dec/01st  AN     Nov/03rd  AN
 Nov/29th 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

  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

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (November 24th) 
  4Z100TT via 4Z5TT         DU1/SP5APW via SP5APW     SP660K via SP4PKM
  5K1B via EA3BT (O         DU9/R4WAA via R4WAA (d)   SU/DM4DX via DM4DX (L)
  5T1A via A92AA            EA8/E77DX via E77E        SV8/SV1JG via SV1JG
  6Y0ND via LZ3ND (**)      EA8/UA5C via UA5C (d/e)   TK/S53F via S53F & (L)
  6Y0W via LZ1NK (d)        HB600NVF via HB9JOE & (L) TK/S57K via S57K
  8R1/AG6UT via DJ9RR       HG6Y via HA6OI            TO5W via KO8SCA (O/L)
  8S0DX via SM0DSG (B)      IQ1NM via IQ1LA           V73/PD0LK via PD0LK
  9G5W via S59ZZ            IY7MG via IQ7DV           VK9VKL via VK9VKL (d)
  AM3MDV via AM3MDV (L/e)   OH0/DL6UAA via DL6UAA     VQ917JC via ND9M & (L)
  CT9/DL5AXX via DL5AXX     OH0PM via OH2PM           W1G via WO4L
  CT9/LZ2JE via LZ2JE (O)   OP7TG via ON7TG           XU7XXX via KC0W (d)
  CT9/OK1VWK/P via OK1VWK (d) PI4APD via PE2K         ZZ7ZP via PY2AA
  CU2/CU3AK via CU3AK       PI4ECC via PA0MBD
  DR60PAS via DL9RDZ        RN17CW via RD9CX
  (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
  (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    
  (**) QSL only via the address in Germany -- LZ3ND:
       Nick Moukarev, Am Gries 27, 85435 Erding, Germany


  NEW QSL ROUTE. Dan, N4GN, reports [edited], "Satish, 9N1AA, has asked
  me to be his QSL Manager upon the death of his previuos manager N4AA
  whom became SK in late Oct. 2017.... I have Satish's logs and new cards
  have been printed and ALL of 9N1AA QSL cards are answered and up-to-
  date... QSL via N4GNR for 9N1AA 73 Good DX !!"

  LU6ETB, PU1KVA, S58N, SM6VVT, TI2DYP, TX5EG (OC-067), V47FWX and V53DX

  OE3K, R23RRC (AS-091), R24RRC (AS-114), R71RRC (AS-071), S01WS, SV2ASP/A,
  TX5EG and VK9MAV

  V4/KE1B, WP2AA, YV1YL and Z35M/P

  Look for Yuri, UT1FG, to be activating some water grids for the satellite
  operators. John, K8YSE, reports, "Yuri, UT1FG/MM, is back to sea on the
  Vessel Seahorse. It is currently sailing from Algiers to Morocco where
  it will load cargo. The plan is to sail to a USA port in the Gulf to be
  determined. There are quite a few ships named Seahorse. The MMSI number
  is 538007572. Yuri is using the Elk antenna, but only has RG58 coax
  feeding it. Even so he reports working K3SZH on AO-7 today (Nov. 23rd).
  If he doesn't find coax in Morocco, perhaps we can get some coax to him
  when he arrives in a USA port. So he is likely to do better on a Mode B
  satellite rather than one with a UHF downlink. He has keps for AO-91,
  AO-85 and CAS-4B. Please wait for a while before sending your logsheets.
  He will likely be able to mail QSLs when he docks in the USA."

  AO-91 Commissioned, Declared Open for Amateur Use! The ARRL Web page
  reports: "AMSAT-NA's latest Amateur Radio CubeSat, RadFxSat (Fox-1B),
  now known as AO-91, has been opened for general use. AMSAT Engineering
  officially announced that AO-91 was ready for use at 0650 UTC on Thanks-
  giving Day, November 23. AMSAT VP of Engineering, Jerry Buxton, N0JY,
  turned over operation to Mark Hammond, N8MH, and AMSAT Operations during
  a contact on the AO-91 repeater during the pass over the Eastern US,
  AMSAT said in a bulletin." Read the complete press release at:

TF, ICELAND. Jonas, TF3JB, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/High-Power entry.
QSL via LoTW, his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

TK, CORSICA. Georg, NZ1C, will be active as TK/NZ1C from Corsica between
December 16-24th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using a
GP with a focus on CW and FT8, with some SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via DD5ZZ.

UN4, KAZAKHSTAN. Nick, UN4L, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m) entry. QSL via UA9AB.

V6, MICRONESIA. Sumio, JI1MDM, will be active as V63AKB48 (SSB) and
V63AKB (FT8) from South Park Hotel, Pohnpei Island (OC-010, WW Loc.
QJ96cx) between January 15-18th, 2018. Activity will be on 20/17/15/12
meters. QSL via JI1MDM by the Bureau.

V8, BRUNEI. By the time you read this, Tom, KC0W, will be active as
V85/KC0W from Brunei until December 10th. Activity will be on 80-6
meters using CW and possibly FT8. Also, look for him in the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 25-26th). QSL via his home callsign direct. No LoTW.
No Bureau.

VK6, AUSTRALIA. Kevin, VK6LW, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via VK6IR direct.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Operators Jim/K4QPL and Will/AA4NC will
once again be active as VP5M during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
25-26th) as as Multi-Single entry. QSL via K4QPL or LoTW. PLEASE, NO
BUREAU QSLS. Outside of the contest, look for operators to sign as
VP5/K4QPL and VP5/AA4NC. Activity is usually holiday style on 160-10
meters (including 30/17/12m) using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home
callsign (No Bureau).

VR, HONG KONG. Alberto, IV3TAN, will be active as VR2XAN during the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m) entry.
Activity outside of the contest is mostly on the Low Bands (40/80/160m on
CW/SSB). He uses an Icom 756 Pro III with an Icom IC-2KL (400w) amp into
a Crushcraft D4, rotary dipole 10-40 meters and Inverted V Kelman dipole
80/160 meters. QSL via: Alberto Annesi, 1/F, 7A Nam Shan Road, Peng Chau
Island, Hong Kong.

YC, INDONESIA. Members of the Organisasi Amateur Radio Indonesia (RARI),
Lokal Kota Bandung, will be active as YC1ZAZ during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 25-26th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.
Operators mentioned are Sandy/YB1ACN, Budi/YE1AR, Gatot/YE1GD, Iwan/
YE1NZ and Ebet/YD1BED.

ZA1WW, ALBANIA (Press Release Reminder/Update: CQWW MULTI-MULTI & LOW-
BANDS). The Kosovo Amateur Radio Association (SHRAK) and the National
Association Radioamateurs of Albania (NARA) will host a 2017 CQWW CW M/M
entry and a subsequent 160/80m activity, from the coastal area of Durres
along the Adriatic seacoast. The group is co-led by Fehmi Bojniku/Z62FB,
and Fatos Demeti/ZA1F, with locals such as Elvira/ZA1EM (YL), and Driton/
Z61DX. Their invited guests are Pertti/OG2M, Jaakko/OH1MA, Martti/OH2BH,
Pekka/OH2TA, and Henri/OH3JR.
  On the low bands they will use vertical radiators next to salt water,
matched by appropriate RX antennas. They will be on dedicated low-band
frequencies after the contest: listen on 1816.5 kHz and 3526 kHz, both
+/- QRM. More information will follow after the contest. QSL information
for ZA1WW: ClubLog, LoTW, and via OH2TA.

ZB2, GIBRALTAR. Operators Jeff/K1ZM and Robert/M0TTT/ZB2TT be in the
CQWW CW SSB Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-Single/24 Hrs entry.
QSL ONLY via M0URX OQRS (Direct or Bureau) or LoTW.

ZF9, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Stan, K5GO, continues to be active as ZF9CW from
Cayman Brac Island (NA-016) until around December 16th. Look for him to
be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as Single-Op/
All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or his home callsign direct.

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Brian, W1OU, is now active as ZF2OK from the Cayman
Islands (NA-016) for the next several months (sporadically). Activity will
be on various HF bands using CW and running QRP. QSL via his home callsign.
PLEASE NOTE: The ZF2OK is a re-issued callsign and was used by Curt, N0OK.

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Pete, K8PGJ, will once again be active as ZF2PG on
the Sunny Grand Cayman Islands (NA-016) during the week of January 13-21st,
2018. Activity (when not diving) will occur on 20-10 meters SSB on the
weekdays, the evening of the 18th on 160-40 meters, and will activate
the Caymans for the NAQP SSB Contest (January 19-20th) on 160-10 meters.
LoTW will be utilized and direct QSL via his home callsign. A weekday
schedule will be posted on QRZ.com.

        The following stations are expected to be active in the
         CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 25-26th, 2017)
       Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2017 CQWW DX CW Contest.
For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqc2017.html  (By call sign)
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqcd2017.html (By entity)
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqcz2017.html (By zone)

           The CQ World-Wide DX Contest Web page and rules:

  Contest        DXCC       CQZ     Class         QSL
  Callsign       Entity                           Route
3B9H       Rodrigues Island  39     SOAB          M0OXO
3V8SS           Tunisia      33     SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via LX1NO
3XY3D           Guinea       35                   F5OZC; QSL via (REF-B/d)
4L2M            Georgia      21     SOSB 20M      EA7FTR
4U1A            Austria      15     M/S           UA3DX
5X1NH           Uganda       37     SOSB          ClubLog
5X8B            Uganda       37     SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL automatic via (B)
6W1SU           Senegal      35     SOAB HP       M0URX
6Y3M            Jamaica      08     M/2           VE3NE
6Y0W            Jamaica      08     M/2           LZ1NK (d)
7Q7WW           Malawi       37 
7X2ARA          Algeria      33                   QSL via 7T7T or (B)
8P50B           Barbados     09     SOSB 20M      LoTW; QSL via KU9C & (C)
8R1/AG6UT       Guyana       09                   LoTW; QSL via DJ9RR
9G5W            Ghana        35     M/S    LoTW; QSL via S59ZZ (L after 6 mos)
9H6A            Malta        15     M/?           LoTW
9K2K            Kuwait       21     SOAB          LoTW
9M6NA          East Malaysia 28     SOAB HP       LoTW
9Y4/VE3EY  Trinidad & Tobago 09     SOAB HP       VE3EY
A31MM           Tonga        32     SOSB 15M      LoTW; QSL via EA5GL
A44A            Oman         21     M/M           A47RS
AH2R            Guam         27     M/S           LoTW
AH0K         Mariana Islands 27     M/2           LoTW; QSL via OH6GDX & (C)
C6AGU           Bahamas      08     M/?           HA7RY
CR2M            Azores       14     SOSB 15M HP   LoTW
CR3OO           Madeira      33     SOAB          LoTW
CR5SSB          Portugal     14     M/S           CT1EOU
CR6K            Portugal     14     SOAB HP       CT1CJJ
CT9/OK6RA       Madeira      33     SOSB 40M      OK6RA
CT9/R7KW        Madeira      33     M/S           K2PF (d)
CU4DX           Azores       14     SOSB 40M HP   LoTW
D4P             Cape Verde   35     SO            LoTW
DR8A            Germany      14     M/S           LoTW
DU9/RZ3FW       Philippines  27                   Home Call(d)
DU9/R4WAA       Philippines  27                   Home Call(d)
ED8X          Canary Islands 33     M/S           RN3RQ
ES9C            Estonia      15     M/2           ES5RY
FG/F6ARC        Guadeloupe   08     SOSB 15M      LoTW; QSL via F6ARC(REF B/d)
FK/JR3RIU      New Caledonia 32     SOAB          LoTW; QSL via JR3RIU (d)
FY5FY          French Guiana 09     SOSB 20M      FY5FY
GJ2A            Jersey       14     SOSB 20M      LoTW
GU3HFN          Guernsey     14     SOAB LP    GU3HFN (B); QSL via GU8ITE (d)
GU4CHY          Guernsey     14     SOSB 20M      GU4CHY
GU4YOX          Guernsey     14     SOSB 15M      LoTW; QSL via GU4YOX (B/d)
HB0A           Liechtenstein 14     M/?           HB0A (d)
HC0E            Ecuador      10     M/2           HC1QRC; QSL via HC0E (B)
HQ9X            Honduras     07     M/2           KQ1F
HS0ZAR          Thailand     26     M/2           K3ZO
HS0ZIA          Thailand     26     M/?
J68GD           St. Lucia    08                   LoTW; QSL via K9AW (d)
KH7M            Hawaii       31     SOAB          KH6ZM
LY4A            Lithuania    15     M/M           LoTW
OF5Z            Finland      15     M/M           LoTW
N4WW            USA          05     M/S
NP2X       US Virgin Islands 08     M/?           LoTW; QSL via K5WW
P40C            Aruba        09
P40L            Aruba        09     M/2           WA3FRP
P40W            Aruba        09     SOAB          LoTW; QSL via N2MM
PJ4A            Bonaire      09     SOSB 15M      K4BAI
PJ4E            Bonaire      09     SOSB 80M      LoTW
PJ4I            Bonaire      09     SOSB          LoTW
PJ4Y            Bonaire      09     M/S           DL5CW
PS0F     Fernando de Noronha 11     M/S           PY7RP (d); QSL via (C)
PX0F     Fernando de Noronha 11                   PP5BZ
PZ5V            Surinam      09     M/2           M0URX
R7AB         Russia (Europe) 16     M/S           LoTW
RW0A           Russia (Asia) 18     M/2           LoTW
S79K            Seychelles   39     SOAB          LoTW; QSL via G3NKC & (C)
SO4M            Poland       15     M/S 
SO9M            Poland       15     SOAB LP       SQ9UM 
SU9JG           Egypt        34     SOSB 15M      LoTW; QSL via EA5GL
TF3JB           Iceland      40     SOSB 20M      LoTW; QSL via TF3JB (B/d)
TI7W            Costa Rica   07     SOAB HP       W4FS
TK0C            Corsica      15     M/2           S50C
TM1A            France       14     M/S           LoTW; (REF-B)/F5GSJ(d)/(e)
TO1A           French Guyana 09     SOSB 15M
TO2SP         St. Barthelemy 08     M/?           LoTW; QSL via SP6IXF (B)
TO5W            Martinique   08                   LoTW; QSL via KO8SCA & (C)
UN4L            Kazakhstan   17     SOSB 80M      UA9AB
V26FF      Antigua & Barbuda 08                   LoTW
V26K       Antigua & Barbuda 08     SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via AA3B
V31EME          Belize       07                   DG8NCO
V34AO           Belize       07     SOAB LP       DL7VOA
V47T       St. Kitts & Nevis 08     M/2           W2RQ
V6A             Micronesia   27     SOAB          JA7HMZ (d)
V85/KC0W        Brunei       28                   KC0W (d)
VE2IM           Canada       02     SOAB HP       VE3DZ
VE3RZ/VP9       Bermuda      05     SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via M0URX
VK6LW           Australia    29     SOAB          VK6LW (d)
VP5M          Turks & Caicos 08     M/?           LoTW; QSL via K4QPL (d)
VR2XAN          Hong Kong    24     SOSB 160M     VR2XAN
XR2K            Chile        12                   CX1EK; QSL E-mail requests
                                                  to cx1ek@arrl.net (your
                                                  card not needed) for (B)
XR6F            Chile        12     SOSB          XQ4CW
YC1ZAZ          Indonesia    28     M/S           LoTW 
YE2C            Indonesia    28     M/2           LoTW
YN2CC           Nicaragua    07     SOAB          LoTW; QSL via AJ9C (d)
Z60WW           Kosovo       15     SO
ZA1WW           Albania      15     M/M           LoTW; QSL via OH2TA & (C)
ZB2TT           Gibraltar    14     M/S
ZB2X            Gibraltar    14     SOSB 160M
ZF2MJ         Cayman Islands 08     SOAB          LoTW; QSL via N6MJ
ZF9CW         Cayman Islands 08     SOAB          LoTW; K5GO (d)
ZM4T            New Zealand  32     M/2           LoTW
ZP9MCE          Paraguay     11     SOAB LP       EA5ZD
  (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
  (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only 

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