OPDX Bulletin 826 September 24, 2007

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 826
BID: $OPDX.826
September 24, 2007
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, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, NA5U, AC8G, K8YC, K8YSE, W9DX, DX-IS News Site, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, DJ7ZG, DK8JB, DL2VFR, DL5CW, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, F5NQL & UFT, G3WGV, G3XTT, HR2DMR, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IN3VZE, JA1BK, JI6KVR & IOTA-JA News, JT1CD, LU5FF, RSGB IOTA Web Site, S50XX, SM6CVX, VA3RJ & ICPO, VK4FW and Z35M for the following DX information.

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

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 22nd/September, through Saturday, 29th/September there were 217 countries active. Countries available: 1A, 3A, 3B6, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A4, 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, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T30, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9N, VK9W, VP2V, VP8, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, 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" (WFWL).

3B7, ST. BRANDON
The 3B7C team went QRT on September 25th around 0331z. The operation netted 135,500 QSOs. The QSO total makes this expedition 3rd only to D68C and 3B9C. From the latest press release, the breakdown by bands and modes are as follows:


   10m - 7958     30m - 13460      Phone: 51754
   12m - 8851     40m - 19906         CW: 79217
   15m - 18887    80m - 13267       RTTY: 6549
   17m - 21052   160m - 2922 
   20m - 31577
To read the complete press release with interesting comments about each band and other details, click on the news link listed below. Remember, the 3B7C Web page is available at:
http://www.3b7c.com
Update-to-date news is at: http://www.3b7c.com/news.htm
Daily log updates are at: http://www.3b7c.com/logsearch/search.php
QSL via G3NUG, direct (Neville Cheadle, Lower Withers Barns, Middleton on the Hill, Leominster, HR6 0HY, England) or by the Bureau (Bureau cards can be requested via the 3B7C Web page). The QSL Manager for SWLs is Bob Treacher, 93 Elibank Road, Eltham, London SE9 1QJ, ENGLAND.

3C, EQUATORIAL GUINEA
Elmo, EA5BYP, announces that a DXpedition to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (Bioko Island AF-010) will take place between October 5-14th. Operators will be Fred/KH7Y, Luis/EA5BRE, Vic/EA5YN and Elmo/EA5BYP. The team will operate with two stations and will sign 3C7Y for 10 days. Activity will be on all bands and modes SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL via EA5BYP. Visit the team's Web page at:

http://personal.telefonica.terra.es/web/ea5yn/3c7y.htm

3D2/R, ROTUMA (OC-060)
Tony, FO5RK, reports that his planned DXpedition to Rotuma as 3D2AG/P is on schedule. His operation will take place between December 2007 and January 2008. Actual dates will be announced later. Tony will be managing his own QSL requests upon his return home. QSL only direct and please include either 2 USDs or 1 IRC with a SAE for your QSL card. The QSL cards are being printed by UX5UO and the DXpedition is being sponsored by SPIDERBEAM. Upon Tony's return home, he will have his log available online at:

http://www.3d2ag.fr.tc/
QSL requests should be mailed direct to Tony at his (QRZ.com) address.

4L, GEORGIA
Operator Gia, 4L4WW, will be active during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m)/ High-Power entry. He expects to use a 3 element Yagi and inverted V during the contest. QSL via EA7FTR.

4O, MONTENEGRO
Look for Montenegro to be active during the CQ World Wide RTTY DX Contest on September 29th and 30th as 4O3A. Ranko Boca will air 4O3A from his Montenegrin Premium Contest Resort. He'll be hosting a young team of operators from Slovenia and Italy who will be operating in the Multi-Multi category with multiple stacks and testing a new radio room layout before the SSB and CW versions of the CQ WW. Operators include S50XX, S50YL, S52X, S55O, S57MM, IV3YWT, IV3TMV, 4O3NET, 4O4A, 4O3A, 4O3Z, YU1YV and possibly S51TA. The station now has two new rotary towers as well as a two element yagi on 80 meters. This is just one of many contest activities being organized by Ranko and the SKY Contest Club. The RTTY contest will focus on supporting young contesters and giving opportunities to local youngsters to learn and feel what contesting is all about. Ranko is in the process of fully automating the station and is planning to organize a contest school for youngsters all over the world. Pictures from last year's operation can be found in the Gallery section:

http://www.yt6a.com/
For all who need QSL cards from 4O3A - good news. QSLs from past contest operations from 2007 will be sent via the bureau this month and logs will be uploaded on LoTW. In the future all QSL cards will be sent via the bureau twice a year as well as being uploaded to LoTW.

4X, ISRAEL
Operators Paul/4X6UU and Isaac/4Z4TL will be active as 4X2Z during the CQ World Wide DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th) as a Multi- Single entry. QSL via 4X6UU. Activity will be from the Mikve Israel Agricultural School club station.

6Y, JAMAICA
John, W2GB, will be active as 6Y0B from October 23-30th. He will also be active during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via W2GB.

7Q, MALAWI
Ely, IN3VZE, informs OPDX that he will be active "Holiday Style" from the southwest shore of Lake Malawi between October 4-25th. His callsign will be 7Q7CE, and he will be on all bands. QSL card is "OK" via the bureau or direct to his home callsign IN3VZE: Ely Camin, Corso 3 Novembre 136/2, 38100 Trento, Italy.

8P, BARBADOS
Dean, 8P6SH, will be active as 8P2K during the CQ World Wide DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via KU9C.

9K, KUWAIT
Jon, KL2A, will be active as 9K2A during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL direct or by the bureau to 9K2HN.

9M6, EAST MALAYSIA
Operators Seiichiro, JF1SQC, will be active as 9M6LSC during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry. QSL via JF1SQC.

9U, BURUNDI
By the time you read this, Sigi, DL7DF, and his team of operators should be active as 9U0A. Operators mentioned are: Manfred/ DK1BT, Wolf/DL4WK, Sigi/DL7DF and XYL Sabine, Jan/DL7UFN, Frank/DL7UFR and Leszek/SP3DOI. Activity should last until October 9th. Operations will be on 160-6 meters on CW and SSB. One station will be exclusive on RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV. There will be a special emphasis on the lower bands and digital modes. Pilot station for this DXpedition is Bernd, DF3CB (bernd@df3cb.com). The QSL route is via DL7DF, either by the German QSL Bureau (DARC) or direct to: Sigi Presch, Wilhelmsmuehlenweg 123, D-12621 Berlin, Germany. More info, plus an online log as well as updates during the their DXpedition will be available via the Web page at:

http://www.dl7df.com/9u/index.html

A5, BHUTAN
Ed, N1UR, is expected to be active from Bhutan as A52UR between September 28th and October 2nd. Activity will be on all bands CW/SSB. QSL via K2RET.

AH6, HAWAII
Members of the new formed "Coconut Wireless Contest Club" will be active as AH6XX in CQ's World Wide DX SSB and CW Contests this October and November. Operators for the phone contest will be John/K1ER, Rich/K2WR, Tetsuo/AH7C and Kan/JA1BK (KH6BK). Operators for the CW Contest will be Tetsuo/AH7C and Kan/JA1BK (KH6BK).

C9, MOZAMBIQUE (Update/Date Change)
Wayne, W5KDJ, will be going back to Africa in November. He will be active as C91KDJ, November 15-28th. Wayne will concentrate on CW and possibly some RTTY. His plans are to be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest. His QTH will be about 50 kilometers north of Maputo. Grid Square: KG64ik. Antennas include a 72 foot vertical for 160/80m, 4 Square 40m, dipole for 30m, and a 2 & 3 element yagis at 60 ft for 20-10m. QSL via W5KDJ. Visit Wayne's Web page at:

http://www.tdxs.net/c91kdj.html

CU2, AZORES
Operator Toni, OH2UA, will be active as CU2A during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High- Power entry. QSL via OH2BH.

EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS
Javi, LU5FF, will be active as EA6/LU5FF from Can Picafort, Mallorca (EU-004), between now and November 16th. Activity will be on 30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW and SSB.

EY8, TAJIKISTAN
Nodir, EY8MM, will be active during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (possibly 160m or 80m)/High-Power entry, and the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m)/High-Power entry. QSL both activities via K1BV. See Nodir's Web page for skeds before the contest:

http://ey8mm.codan.ru

FM, MARTINIQUE (NA-107)
Philippe (ex-F8EFU) has received a work assignment to Martinique (DIFO FM-001) and has been issued the callsign FM5LD. It is not clear on the length of his stay, but he operates mainly CW on 30m with a barefoot 50w rig into a wire which is expected to be replaced as soon as possible by a new antenna suitable for DX. Read the QSL information on (QRZ.com) or the Online REF-Union callbook.

H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE
"The Daily DX" reports that operators Mike/KM9D and Jan/KF4TUG are now heading to Tikopia Island (OC-178) and plan to be active as H40MY (possibly in the next few days). Details on their estimated time of arrival, length of stay and operating plans are unknown at this time.

HR, HONDURAS
Dan, HR2DMR, is expected to be active in the CQ WW RTTY Contest (September 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry.

HR, HONDURAS
Alex, K2BB, will be active as HR2/K2BB during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th). QSL via home call.

HV50/HV6SP, VATICAN
Look for two new callsigns to be activated soon from the Vatican. The first one is scheduled to hit the airwaves on September 27th. The callsign HV50VR (Vatican Radio) will be activated to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Vaticanís Santa Maria di Galeria broadcasting site. HV50VR will also be participating in upcoming contests. QSL direct via IW0GPN. There is a possibility of LoTW uploads. IK0FVC has been authorized to use this callsign. Also, look out for HV6SP. Further details are to follow for this, but QSL via IK0FVC.

INDEXA ELECTIONS
The International DX Association (INDEXA) has announced the results of its 2007-2008 elections:


  President:           Gary Dixon, K4MQG
  Vice President:      John Scott, K8YC
  Secretary-Treasurer: Bill Jennings, W4UNP
  Directors:   Nellie De Lazard, XE1CI   Franz Langner, DJ9ZB   
               Bob Allphin,      K4UEE   Carl Smith,    N4AA
               Lynn Lamb,        W4NL    Richard Grant, W9RG
For more details, please visit INDEXA's Web page at:
http://www.indexa.org

IOTA NEWS
AS-047. Look for JH0IEW/6 to be active from Daito Island between September 28th and October 9th. He will activate two different islands.
Sept. 28th-Oct 2nd - Minami-Daito Island (JIIA AS-047-002)
Oct. 2-9th - Kita-Daito Island (JIIA AS-047-001)
QSL to the home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

EU-045. Members of the ARI Velletri will be active as IB0/IQ0VL from Ventotene Island (IIA LT-011, MIA MI-118, WLOTA LH-1403) between now and October 1st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, CW, SSB, PSK31 and FM, as well as on the VHF and UHF bands. Operators mentioned are IK0ADY, IK0JBF, IK0OXK, IK0UUM, IK0WHN and IZ0ENB. QSL via IK0WHN, direct or by IQ0VL via the bureau.

EU-137. (UPDATE) A group of Swedish and German operators will be active from Ven Island from October 7-13th. Activity will be on CW, SSB and RTTY. The team plans on using high power for this operation. They will be close to the Hakens Fyr Lighthouse (ARLHS SWE-168). At the moment the team consists of:


                Name/Homecall    EU-137 Callsign   QSL Route
               --------------    ---------------   ---------
                Fred/SM7DAY        SM7DAY/7        QSL via homecall
                Frank/DL2SWW       SD7W            QSL via DL2SWW
                Tom/DL2RTK         SE7T            QSL via DL2RTK
                Ric/DL2VFR         SD7V            QSL via DL2VFR 
QSL all via the Bureau (preferred) or if really necessary via direct (they can only accept new IRCs; be aware please that 2 USDs barely cover the postage to outside EU).

J3, GRENADA
A team of stateside operators will activate Grenada from late October 24th to October 31st. The contest station J3A (QSL via WA1S) will be active as a Multi-Multi entry in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th). Team members are WC4D, N7AZ, KI4QCS, K1EP, KA7KUZ, K0RH, W8CAA, WA8LOW, N0RB, W8KKF, W8GEX and AC8G. For outside the contest, with the exception of W8GEX and AC8G, the team members have been assigned HOMECALL/J3. W8GEX will be J3K and AC8G will be J37K. QSL each to their home callsign or as announced. Expect various other modes outside the contest and operations on the 30/17/12m bands as well as 60 and 6 meters. The team has arranged for antenna and power improvements especially on 80 and 160 previously weak links.

J4, CRETE
Uli, DJ9XB, will be active as J49XB in the CQWW RTTY Contest (September 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. He states, "Before and after the contest, I will try to be on 160m in RTTY."

J5, GUINEA BISSAU
The "F6KOP TEAM" is planning a DXpedition to Guinea Bissau (possibly to Bubaque Island - AF-020) between January 10-21st (2008). Their callsign will be J5C. Operators mentioned are: F4AJQ (leader), F6AML (Logistic), F5JSD, F5VHQ, F5TVG, F5PED, F4TTR, F8BUI, F8BJI, F2JD, F2VX, F9IE, N2WB, N6OX and OE8KDK. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, SSB, CW, Digital modes, SSTV and FM. They plan to have 5 stations on the air around the clock. They will use IC7000, FT480 and TS857D, with 4 Spiderbeam, 2 verticals and 3 dipoles. They will also have 4 ACOM 1010 amps. QSL via F5TVG, direct or by the bureau.

J6, ST. LUCIA
Operators Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DJ7ZG will be active as J6/DL7AFS between now and October 11th. They will later be joined by a 3rd operator, Ju/DL2ZAE. They plan to have three stations active simultaneously on 160-10 meters on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. Visit their Web page at:

http://www.qsdl.net/dl7afs
QSL via DL7AFS, direct or by the bureau.

JT, MONGOLIA
Members of Mongolian Amateur Radio Society will particate in the CQ WW RTTY Contest (September 29-30th). Look for JT1BE, JT1DN, JT1CO, JT1BV and JT1F.

K0, UNITED STATES
Bob, K0RC, will be active in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th) using the special event callsign K0D. The special event is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the immigration by Johann Czudek to the United State of America. More details are available on (QRZ.com). Bob will be operating from his home QTH in Chisago County, Minnesota.

NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Operators John/NP2B, Bruce/W4OV, Julio/WD4R, Esteban/W4DTA, Frederick/K9VV and Lisa/W4LIS will be active as NP2B during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-? entry.

OF, FINLAND
Members of the SES will be active as OF2AG during the CQ WW RTTY DX Contest (September 29-30th) as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned are OH2GI, OH2LU, OH2MZB and OH6XY. Activity is to celebrate the 90th anniversary of their country. All contacts will be confirmed automatically by the bureau.

OH0, ALAND ISLAND
Operator Ari, OH5DX, will be active as OH0Z during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as Single-Op/Single- Band (??) entry. QSL via W0MM.

P29, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Updates/New IOTAs)
Operators Luis/CT1AGF, Derek/ G3KHZ, Steve/G4EDG and Hans/SM6CVX together with two non-ham friends made it to Nukumanu Island (OC-284p). They are active as P29VCX from Nukumanu. The plan is then to sail to Takuu Island (OC-283p) and operate using the callsign P29NI for 6 days starting about September 30th. Finally, if time permits, they will sail to Kilinalau Island (OC-256, aka Tulun Islands) and operate from there for a few days, possibly as P29VLR, between October 6-9th before returning to Buka. The dates may vary a little depending on the local weather.

They expect to operate on all bands, including 160 and 80 meters with possibly 3-4 stations, two amplifiers, verticals and a multiband dipole. Their plan is to run 4 stations simultaneously from 2 sites on each island. This should allow simultaneous operation from two stations on the same band using different modes. Two stations will use 500w linears and two stations will use 100w. QSL P29NI via G3KHZ. QSL P29VCX and the Kilinalau Island operation via SM6CVX. The group is looking for support from the ham community. More details and updates are available on their Web page at:

http://www.rep.pt/P29-PapuaNewGuinea/
PLEASE NOTE: QSL Manager SM6CVX wants to remind everyone that postage from Sweden is 11 SEK to any place outside Sweden. Even to Europe and Scandinavia. This is the same as 2 USDs. So for a direct reply from P29VCX and P29VLR please send 1 IRC or 2 USDs.

QSL INFO AND NEWS

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  QSL ROUTES by Johannes/DK8JB and Tedd/KB8NW:
   2E0JKD direct                 TM2OOT via F5PTI    
   6Y1LZ  via K1LZ               UE3SPK via RW6HS (direct)
   8S0C   via SM0MPV             UE6GSK via RW6HS (direct) 
   AM5BZR via EC5BZR             UE9AEA via RW6HS (direct)
   AN2ERL via EB2ERL             UE6FFF via RK6FZ 
   RZ9AWN via RW6HS (direct)     ZW2IARU via PT2AA 
   TI4ADS direct PB. 579,
          1007 Centro Colon COSTA RICA
NEW QSL MANAGER FOR 9Q1TB AND 9Q1EK. It was announced that John, SM5DJZ, has replaced the late SM5DQC as QSL Manager for both 9Q1TB and 9Q1EK. Please send direct cards to: Jan Hallenberg, Vassunda Andersberg, SE-741 91 Knivsta, Sweden. Logs are expected to be uploaded to LoTW and available on:
http://www.logsearch.de

D88S QSLS. Mehdi, F5PFP, reports: "Good news for those who are waiting in vain for D88S QSL cards since 2003 like me. New QSL cards will be printed soon, with maybe a new QSL address. Information received from our friend Sang Hun Lee, DS4NMJ (ex-DT8A)."

GOLIST QSL MANAGER DATABASE HELP NEEDED. John, K1XN, from the GoList informs: "During my QSL Manager confirmation process, I have accum- alated a list of QSL Managers for which I could not find a published E-mail address, or the E-mail address that I found is not valid and bounces mail. Listed below are some of those QSL Managers that I am having problems with. I hope that maybe they will read this message and take the time to update their E-mail address on QRZ.com or send them to me direct at: golist@gmail.com "


    M0AEP    N0BG   N1DX   N8CC    OH7WV    ON4LO
    M0BIL    N0BKL  N2ED   N8TP    OH8NC    ON5AX
    M0CLH    N0HJZ  N2OWL  N9ISN   OK1DG    ON5JE
    M0CNP    N0HJZ  N2YO   N9PD    OK1DYW   ON5VL
    M0DLL    N0JK   N3NNU  NC6J    OK1JST   ON6IX
    M0DWA    N0KE   N4ELM  NT2X    OK1MBZ   ON7ARQ
    M0DXR    N0KK   N4FKZ  NZ7X    OK1MKI   ON7LX
    M0GCR    N0KV   N4TO   OE8ENK  OK2SG    OZ3ACQ
    M0NBY    N0OFR  N4XQ   OH3GZ   OM2SA    OZ6PI
    M0ZAK    N0PMF  N6JA   OH3JFB  ON4ADN
    MM0BHX   N0TG   N6NT   OH4MDY  ON4AMM
    N0AT     N0VD   N7NUR  OH6AA   ON4CPN
NEW ADDRESS FOR Z35M. Vladimir informs OPDX that he has a new address: VLADIMIR KOVACESKI, SAVA KOVACEVIC 47 G / 55, 1000 SKOPJE, MACEDONIA.

QSLS VIA LOTW: 9Q1EK, BS7H, FP/W9ILY, J5UTM, KP2/NP3D, TJ3FR, V5/DJ4SO and VK9DNX

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 1A0KM, 4A3IH, 5N6EAM, 5Z4RT, 7Z1HL, A25OOK, BS7H, C6AXD, C98GLO, DP0GVN, EI9FBB, EK3GM, F6DWQ/mm, FM5BH, FO5PS, FR/F6KDF/T, G4GIR/KH9, HP2/CX2AM , KP2A, N8S, OJ0VR, P3A, RW3AZ, TY5ZR, UN7JX, UN9PQ, UP0F, VP2MRM, VP5DX, VP6DI, VP8CQS, VQ9LA, XU7TZG, XU7AYY, XX9TWB, YB1A, YI1HXH and ZA1DX

SPECIAL EVENT
The W5-National Wildlife Refuge ARC will operate from the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, October 12-14th. Visit the following Web page:

http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/texas/hagerman/index.html
This operation coincides with the National Wildlife Refuge Week and is in support of the KP1-5 Project and our national wildlife refuge system. The callsign for the operation will be W5NWR, W5-National Wildlife Refuge. Look for W5NWR on SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK on frequencies of opportunity. Those making contact can receive a QSL highlighting facts and pictures about the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. QSL requests should be sent to NA5U. Other stations will be operating from wildlife refuges across the nation. Look for additional information about this operation and other stations on:
http://www.pilgrimriver.com/nwr2007/

T6, AFGHANISTAN
Ross, ex-VK1UN/VK8UN, 4W6UN and EX1UN, has been active as T61AA from Faizabad. The length of his stay is unknown. He usually can be found after 1200z on 20 meters but has also been on 17 meters after 0500z or 1330z. He is using an IC-7000, with a Tokyo Hi-Power HL-1.5KFx amp, Palstar AT-AUTO tuner into a Cushcraft R6000 vertical. He also has a Double Extended Zepp. Ross hopes to have a 2 element 20m Moxon on an 8 element 6m beam shortly. The old YA prefix is no longer in use, so T6 is now the official prefix of Afghanistan. His operations are good for DXCC. QSL via T61AA: Ross Ballantyne, PO Box 99, World Trade Centre, Victoria 8005, Australia.

T6, AFGHANISTAN
John, KE6GFF, will once again operate as T6EE from Kabul between October 18th and November 12th. It is suggested to look for him on SSB on or about 14210 kHz. QSL via his home callsign: John Kountz, 1065 van Dyke Dr., Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

T7, SAN MARIO
John, T77CD, will be active in the CQ WW RTTY Contest (September 29-30th). QSL via I0MWI, direct ONLY.

TX5, CLIPPERTON ATOLL (Update)
"The Clipperton 2008 team received their Clipperton Landing Permit from the French Polynesia authorities last week", reports N7CQQ, John Kennon. The team is now in "Full Steam Ahead" mode and is excited about the trip. They thank team member F6BFH for all his hard work! For complete details, please visit the TX5C Web page at:

http://www.clipperton2008.org/

V2, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
Operators Jim/WX3B, Brian/N3OC, Tom/NI1N and Robert/W2BZR will be active as V26B during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. Listen for QSL details.

VK9W, WILLIS ISLAND
Operators Tomi/HA7RY and George/AA7JV are now active as VK9WWI. They plan to stay (depart) on October 5th. QSL via HA7RY.

VP2E, ANGUILLA
Operators Andy/DL5CW and Marina/DM5YL will be active from Anguilla (IOTA NA-022) between November 8-26th. Activity will include the CQ WW DX CW Contest. Callsigns probably will be VP2EDL and VP2EDM. Their prefered modes are: CW (DL5CW) and RTTY/PSK31 (DM5YL) on the HF bands. QSL via their home callsign, by the bureau or the address on (QRZ.com).

VP8, FALKLAND ISLANDS
Ulli, DL2AH, has added another island to his DXpedition activities. After his Niue Island (ZK2) and Chatham Island (ZL7) operations, look for him to be active from Pebble Island between February 26th and March 13th. He will be active mainly on SSB (with some RTTY) using a FT897 into Windom 40-10m antenna. QSL via DL2AH, direct or by the bureau. ADDED NOTE: Remember, Ulli will also be active from Juan Fernandez (CE0Z) between March 18th and April 7th.

YW3, VENEZUELA
Members of the Radio Club Venezolano announce they will be active as YW3AJ from Portuguesa State from October 11-14th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, VHF/UHF and all modes. Four stations will be on the air around the clock. GRID FJ59mp. QSL via YV5AJ using QRZ.com address or by the bureau. Operation is good for the D.E.V. (Venezuelan States Award). For more info, visit the Web page at:

http://www.radioclubvenezolano.org/concurso.htm

ZK2, NUIE (Op Cancelled)
Bill, VK4FW, informs OPDX that the upcoming major operation scheduled for Nuie (ZK2) has been cancelled until further notice. He deeply regrets to inform all of you that his loving wife has been very ill for a long time now, and she is suffering with lymphoma cancer. Bill states, "We have a long hard road ahead. I would realize that many of you will be bitterly dissappointed, but rest assured, we will eventually make the journey." OPDX and its readers would like to send out our best and prayers to Bill's wife, and hope that she can fight this battle and recover.


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       The following stations are expected to be active in the
        CQ World Wide DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th, 2007)
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      Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers wih the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2007 CQWW RTTY 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/cqr2007.html
------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC CQZ Class QSL Callsign Entity Route ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 4K8F Azerbaijan 21 SOAB 4K8F 4O3A Montenegro 15 M/? LoTW 4X2Z Israel 20 M/S 4X6UU 8P2K Barbados 08 SOSB 20M KU9C 8P6DR Barbados 08 G3RWL AO8X Canary Islands 33 SOAB HP EA8AUW AY7X Argentina 13 M/S WD9EWK BX5AA Taiwan 24 SOSB 20M BX5AA D4C Cape Verde 35 M/S DR1A Germany 14 M/M DL6FBL E21YDP Thailand 26 SOAB LP E21YDP GM5A Scotland 14 M/S GM4FDM HB0/DF4OR Liechtenstein 14 M/S DF4OR HI3T Dominican Republic 08 SO LP ON4IQ HR2/K2BB Honduras 07 K2BB HR2/LT0E Honduras 07 SOAB HQ2LAS I4UFH Italy 16 M/S I4UFH IQ1RY Italy 15 SOSB 80M IK1HXN J49XB Crete 20 SOSB 15M KP2/NP3D Virgin Islands 08 M/? LotW LX7I Luxembourg 14 M/? LX2A OF2AG Finland 15 M/2 OH2AG OF8X Finland 15 M/? OH6KN OK3C Czech Republic 15 SOAB LP OK2ZC OL6X Czech Republic 15 SOSB 80M OK1DVM OH2K Finland 15 M/M OH2LRE OH6R Finland 15 M/M OH6R Buro OH0Z Aland Islands 15 SOAB W0MM SU8BHI Egypt 34 HA3JB T77CD San Marino 15 I0MWI Direct UU7J Ukraine 16 M/? UU0JM WP2/AH8DX Virgin Islands 08 SO AH8DX WP3C Puerto Rico 08 SOAB LP W3HNK YU5F Serbia 15 M/S YU1AST Z360M Macedonia 15 M/? Z37M ZB2X Gibraltar 14 OH2KI ZF2DF Cayman Islands 08 M/2 W4YCH

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