The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 880
October 21, 2008
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q, KA2AEV, K3ZO, NG3K, N4AA & QRZ DX, AC7DX, K8YSE, NY0V, DX-IS News Site, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, 5B4MF, CT1BOH, DK8JB, DL1WA, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, F5NQL & UFT, G1VDP, HS0ZCW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IW0HEX, JI6KVR & IOTA-JA News, LU9HS, LZ2CJ, OH2BH, RSGB IOTA Web Site, SP5UAF and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTES (by Tedd, KB8NW)
It is hard to believe that the CQ World-Wide DX SSB Contest is next weekend. From the list of announcements it looks like many stations are expected to participate. Look for the bulletin to come out early next weekend with late entries and a consolidated listing of the CQWW DX SSB Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 12th/October, through Sunday, 19th/October there were 229 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, 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, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FO/M, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, PA, PJ2, PY, PY0F, PZ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T33, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VK9W, VP2E, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/o, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, 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).
Gianpiero, I1UWF, will be actibe as 3A/I1UWF during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). QSL via I1UWF.
Jose, 4F1AL, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (?) entry. QSL via 4F1AL.
Akira, JA1NLX, will be active as 3D2YA from Mana Island (OC-121) in Mamanuca Group, between November 21-27th. Activity will be on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters CW. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct (w/SASE). Log will be uploaded to LoTW.
6V, SENEGAL (Update)
Operators Ruediger/DK8YY, Ingolf/DL4JS, Jens-Uwe/ DL8ALU, Sigi/DL8AKI and Frank/DL1WA will be active as 6W/DL4JS and 6V7M (during this past weekend's Worked All Germany Contest [WAG] and CQWW DX SSB Contest [October 25-26th] as a Multi-Single entry) between October 18-27th. Outside of the contest, look for them to be on all HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via DH7WW.
6W & J5, SENEGAL AND GUINEA-BISSAU
Peter, HA3AUI, will once again be active from Africa and will also activate again both Senegal (as 6W2SC) and Guinea-Bissau (as J5UAP), between November 15th and March 31st (2009). His activity from both places will be mostly Digital with some SSB and CW upon request. Operations will be on 160-6 meters using a spiderbeam, verticals, dipoles, and 500w (in 6W) or 100w (in J5). QSL via HA3AUI, direct or by the HA Bureau.
Francesco, IZ7KHR, will be active as one of the members of the 6Y1V super station team (see OPDX.878) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th), from Hopewell, Jamaica (NA-097, WLOTA LH-0214). Outside of the contest (between October 20-28th) look for him to sign as 6Y7K. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL 6Y7K via IZ7KHR, direct or by the bureau. For more details, visit:
Slavo, SP2JMB, will be active as 8Q7SC from November 26th and December 10th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW. He will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th). QSL via his home callsign, direct by the address on (QRZ.com) or LoTW.
Anne, OH2YL, will be active as 9H3YL from November 1-8th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via her home callsign.
9M6, EASTERN MALAYSIA
Operators Nob/JA1KSO, Hiroshi/JH1WXT and Ako/JR1WMO will be active as 9M6/homecall during their stay before and after the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) from the Langkah Syabas Beach Resort at Kinarut, Kota Kinabal, Sabah (OC-088, WLOTA LH-0119). During the contest they plan to sign 9M4SMO as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via JH1WXT.
Members of the Guam Contest Club will be active as AH2R during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are: Toshinobu/JI3ERV, Mikiawa/JR7OMD, Osamu/JR8VSE and Sato/JH7QXJ. QSL via JH7QXJ.
ADDED NOTE: They suggest to listen to 7075-7100 kHz.
ARCALA EXTREMES (New Contest Alliance From The Far North)
Martti, OH2BH, reports:
"The world's northernmost contest alliance is ready with a mission and team to be part of this year's CQWW SSB battle. Just this week they will be augmenting their already impressive firepower with a 100-meter (330 ft) massive rotating tower going up adorned with a full-size 3-L 160M beam and 5-L 80M beam which they claim to be the first of their kind.C49, CYPRUS
This marks the team's latest frantic effort to boost the signal from the worst propagation region in the world. You can visit them at:
http://www.radioarkala.com/While OH8X will be operated by Marko, OH4JFN, their sister stations CU2A (Azores Islands) and TC4X (Asian Turkey) will be operated by Toni, OH2UA, and Pertti, OH2PM, respectively, while OH0E (Aland Islands) will be manned by Ville, OH2MM, and CN2B (Morocco) by Martti, OH2BH.
Their strategies and categories still remain to some extent on the drawing boards.
A series of full-color QSL cards can be obtained as follows:OH8X via OH2UA OH0E via OH2MM CU2A via OH2BH CN2B via OH2BH TC4X via OH2BHThe team wishes the world's contesters every success in their efforts to contact Arcala Extremes."
Operators Mek/SP7VC, Tadeusz/SP3IPB and Aga/SQ3WN (YL) will be sailing throughout the Caribbean between October 17th and November 15th. They will be sailing on a 40 foot yacht, and they plan on visiting some DXCC entities. This is a tourist trip, but they intend to be active on the HAM bands from various places. They will start at the British Virgin Island (as VP2V/homecall). There they plan to participate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest from VP2V-land on all bands. On October 27th, they will then start to travel beginning with Anguilla (VP2E), then Saba (PJ5), Saint Martin (FS), St.Marteen (PJ7), St. Eustatius (PJ6), Saint Barthelemy (FJ), St. Kitts & Nevis (V4), Antigua (V2), Montserrat (VP2M), Guadeloupe (FG), Dominica (J7) and Martinique (FM). However, they will not operate from VP2E or V4, but they plan to activate the other places on the HF bands if it's at all possible. The team will be using TS-50, IC-706 MKIIG, PA - MLA 1200 (700W), vertical R-7 (40-10m), inverted L (160-80m). QSL via their home callsigns.
CONTESTER'S TOOL (ZoneProp)
Sylvan, VE5ZX, reports (edited):
"Zone to Zone Propagation information will be available for the CQWW and other 2008-2009 contests from Radio Sport Canada at:CQ3, MADEIRA ISLANDS
http://www.radiosport.ca/zoneprop/ZoneProp uses an widely accepted propagation engine to determine the band on which a contestant in one CQ DX zone is likely to be able to contact a contestant in another CQ DX zone taking into account the current geomagnetic activity.
ZoneProp produces a 40 zone by 40 zone matrix that is updated hourly at approximately 20 minutes past the hour. The intersection between a row and column gives the band on which a contestant in the zone represented by the row is mostly likely able to contact an contestant in the zone represented by the column. The zone numbers in the left hand column are clickable. Once clicked the information for that zone is displayed in isolation above a map of CQ DX zones. The pages are refreshed every 10 minutes in order to capture hourly updates of the matrix."
Operators Jorge/CT1BOL, Jose/CT1DSV, Antonio/CT1ENV, Paulo/ CT1ETE, Antonio/CT1FJL, Rui/CT1HFS, Vasco/CT1HND and Joel/CT1HXB will be active as CQ4U during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via CT1HFS.
CQ9, MADEIRA ISLANDS
Jose, CT1BOH, will be using the special callsign CS9M during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry. All QSOs will be uploaded into LoTW. See his station at:
Operators Joao/CT1BWU, Nuno/CT1FJO, Tony/CT1FFU, Fernando/ CT1BXT, Victor/CT1AGS and Alvaro/CT1BYK will be active as CS2P during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via CT1BWU.
Operators Richard/9A1TT, Vlado/E70T, Dragon/E74AW, Rade/E74IW, Zoka/E76C, Braco/E77DX, Rob/E77E, Ranko/T90R and Zvone/YT7WM will be active as E7DX during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via E77E.
EA8, CANARY ISLANDS (AF-004)
Operators Jean/ON5JV and Georgette/ON6AK will be active as EA8/homecall from Tijoco Bajo, Tenerife Island (S-012 for the Spanish Islands Award, WLOTA LH-1276), between November 22nd and February 3rd (2009). Activity will be mainly on 20 and 40 meters during their evenings. QSL via their home callsigns, bureau is preferred.
Olivier, ON4EI, will be active as EI/ON4EI during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via his home callsign. Activity will be from Co. Tipperary using a 10 element wire beam on 20m pointed towards EU and NA, triband wire beam, vertical dipole and Inverted Vee.
F, FRANCE (Satellite Op)
Doug, KD8CAO, will be here on business and will try operating on some satellites between October 20-24th, time permitting. Look for him on AO-51 or SO-50. His callsign should be F/KD8CAO (or some- thing like that). QSL via his home callsign.
FG, GUADELOUPE (NA-102)
Members of the Guadeloupe Island Radio Club will activate their club station FG5KC during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. This is the only club station on the island. Operators mentioned are: FG5IM, FG5BC, FG1JD, FG1PP, FG1DD and FG5DN. QSL via FG5KC.
FM, MARTINIQUE (NA-107)
Oliver, F6ARC, will be active as FM/homecall, October 19-23rd. Activity will be mainly on 160-30 meters CW. QSL via his home callsign.
Members of the Strumble Head DX and Contest Group will be active using the club's callsign MC0SHL between October 22-28th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. During the CQWW DX SSB Contest, they will be using the club's contest callsign MW9W and be a Multi/Multi entry. The team consists of Ant/MW0JZE, Rob/MW0RLJ, Tim/M0URX, Charles/M0OXO, Oli/ MW3SDO, Villiam/OM0AAO, Chris/G1VDP and possibly one more guest operator over the contest weekend who has yet to confirm. QSL via M0URX. Also, visit the group's Web site and read about their activities at:
Elio, HP1BYS, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via EA5KB.
Charles, HS0ZCW (K4VUD), would like to remind all contesters that the SSB segment of the 80m band in Thailand is between 3500-3535 kHz (CW as well). Split listening is "OK", but transmissions up the band are not. Same is for Thailand on 160m (low end only, both modes).
AS-128. Operators Mike/RL3BM and Arkady "Ark"/UA4CC will be active from Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam, for a family vacation between November 5-13th. Their callsigns will be XV4BM and XV4CC. They plan to be on CW and SSB on 80-10 meters. Plans are to use an IC-7000 and K-2 transceivers running 100 watts only into vertical antennas. For 20 meters they will have a 2 element wire vertical Yagi. This will be not a "full scale" DXpedition, however, the two will do their best to be on the air as much as possible. QSL XV4BM via RL3BM and XV4CC via UA4CC.
EU-169. (UPDATE) Operators Alfredo/IK7JWX, Nicola/I0SNY, Pino/I8YGZ, Leopoldo/I8LWL and Oscar/IK2AQZ will be active from Sazan Island (MIA MA-001) as ZA0/homecall between October 23-29th. The group plans on being in the CQWW DX CW Contest. Please note, they now have a Web page at:
EU-170. Operators Mike/DL3VTA and Wolfgang/DL1DVP are to be active as 9A/homecall from Pag Island (ACIA IC-188, CIA-32, IOCA CI-082, WLOTA LH-1796) from October 20-27th. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the bureau.
Members of the 095 DX Team will be active as IO9K from Sicily during the CQ World Wide SSB DX Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi- Single entry. QSL via IW9HLM. Visit their Web page at:
Members of the Radio Gruppo Etna Team and possibly others will be active as IQ9BF from Sicily during the CQ World Wide SSB DX Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via the bureau.
IY, ITALY (Marconi Special Event)
Look for special event station IY1EY to be active between November 1-9th. Activity is to celebrate Gugliemo Marconi's experiments between the years 1919-1936 from his yacht called "Elettra". Expect operations on all bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. For a special QSL card, QSL via IK1QBT.
Francois, F8DVD, will once again be active as JW/F8DVD from the Longyearbyen ARC located on Spitsbergen Island, 78 degree North, and about a thousand kilometers far from the geographic North Pole (EU-026, WAZ 40 and Grid Square JQ78TF), April 19-25th (2009). His activity will be on all HF bands both CW and SSB. This will be Francois's 6th time on the island. He will use the Longyearbyen Radio Club's equipment which consists of an ICOM 751 and a 500 watts PA, into a 5 elements yagi on a 30 meters high tower. QSL via his home callsign, through the French REF-Union Bureau or direct, w/SAE + 1 IRC (or 1 USD for EU, and 2 USDs for elsewhere) to: Francois Bergez, 6, Rue de la Liberte, F-71000 MACON, France.
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Operators John/K3CT, Ed/K3VA and John/K3TEJ will be active as KP2/K3CT, KP2/K3VA and KP2/K3TEJ, respectively, between November 25th and December 3d. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-2 entry using the callsign KP2M. Outside of the contest activity will have an emphasis on 160m and 30/17/12 meter bands. QSL KP2M via AI4U. QSL their KP2/homecall to their home addresses.
KP5, DESECHO ISLAND (Update)
The DXpedition team has been announced! Operators mentioned are: Ralph/K0IR, Glen/K0JGH, Scott/K0MD, Grant/K1KD, Brad/K4RT, Bob/K4UEE, Gary/K9SG, George/N4GRN, Mike/N6MZ, Mike/NA5U, Glenn/W0GJ, Jim/W0NB, Gordon/W0RUN, Gregg/W6IZT and Garry/W8OI. The "Off-Island Team": Webmaster Chaz/W4GKF and Antenna Guru Paul/W8AEF. For updates and bios on the operators, visit KP5 Web page at:
Operators Ramon/LU5HM, Javier/LU9HS, Juan/LU3HY, Carlos/ LU2NI and Eduardo/LU1NDC will be active as LP1H from "La Bolsa Village", Cordoba Province, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via EA5KB.
Members of the Radio Club de los Andes will be active as LU8YE during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-Op or Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are: LU7YS, LU1DZ, LW2DX and LU7EE. The team will have to drive more than 1,800 km from Buenos Aires to San Martin de los Andes to participate with the local operators. QSL via EA7FTR.
Operators Roli/LY4A, Rimantas/LY4CW, Grazvydas/LY2TS and possibly others will be active as LY4A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via LY4A.
Wally, LZ2CJ, reports that the LZ9W Contest Team will be a Multi-Multi entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). He also wants contests to "PLEASE NOTE": Bulgaria on SSB remains one of the few EU countries in which contesters are still not allowed to operate above 7.100 MHz on 40m. He states, "We observed a situation in the last SSB contests that now USA stations do not bother too much to listen below 7.100 having the possibility to work almost all Europe on simplex above 7.100. Our request to USA contesters is to listen below 7.100, too. In case you need LZ and zone 20 multiplier you will need to listen for us below 7.100."
NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Operators George/NP2N, Charles/WA0ROI and Ed/K1ZE will be active as NP2N from Mountain Breeze, on St.Croix Island, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-Op/Single- TX entry. QSL direct to NP2N (USA address shown in the FCC data base or (QRZ.com)) or W0ANZ. QSL via the KP2 bureau is "OK" (although this is the slowest route). For more details see NP2N on (QRZ.com).
A team of Austrian operators will be active as OE2S during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as Multi-Single entry. They plan to use a balloon antenna for 160m. Operators mentioned are: Eduard/OE1ETA, Dieter/OE2DYL, Gerald/OE2GEN, Carl/OE2MON and Wolfgang/ OE2VEL. QSL via the LoTW or by OE2GEN.
OH0, ALAND ISLAND
Tomi, OH6EI, will once again be active as OH0Z. His activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th). He will be a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via W0MM.
In OPDX.879, under "CE9, ANTARCTICA", we stated Jose's callsign was CE1KF which is incorrect. It should be CE1KR.
A very upset Pasquale, IW0HEX, informs OPDX that his callsign is being pirated, especially often over DXpeditions on the air. Pasquale states, "I'm a serious operator and I don't call over DXpedition during spilt mode. In the cluster net my call is often pirated too."
Operators from Mogi, Sao Paulo, will be active as PW2D during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via PY2VM. Operators mentioned are: Alan/PY2LSM, Andre/PY2MTV, Kal/PY2VM, Fabio/PY2BK, Felipe/PY1NB, Rick/PY2TO, Mamiro/PY2DM and Tom/PY2ZXU.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
An online log search is available for the 9L1X operation. This operation from Sherbro Island (AF-056) will be active until October 23rd. For the log go to:
KL7DX QSL STATUS. Ron, AC7DX, reports that all direct cards for KL7DX (NA-234) have been answered as Saturday, October 18th.
QSLS VIA LOTW: 3Y0E, HV50VR
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3V8SS, 6E4LM, 9X0R, A43GI, A43MI, A43SI, C91R, CT9L, CY0X, ER5GB, HV50VR, K7A, LX/DJ9VA, P49X, VE8RCS/VY0, VP6DX, XU7YYY, YU8/OH2R and ZD8LP
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: CT9L, DK8YY/6W, HB0/DL2OBO/P, HK0GU, IR2V, IY4FGM, J5UAR, SV3RF, TL5A, TT8PK, UT7QF, YL5W and ZL6QH
Members of the UA2 Contest Club will be active as RK2FWA during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi- Single entry. QSL via DK4VW.
It has been reported that the long-time QSL Manager of the ARI Italian QSL Bureau, Paolo Cortese, I2UIY, became a Silent Key (SK) as of October 12th at the age of 48. He also held the USA callsign NH7DX. OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of I2UIY.
Kris, SP6DVP (ex-3Z6V), will be active as SO6V during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via the info on (QRZ.com).
Operators SV5AZP, SV5AZK, SV5DDP, SV5DKL, SV5DZR, SV5FRD, SV5KJC, SV5CJK, SV5CJQ, SV5/KB4PMS and SV5FRK will be active as SX5P from Rhodes Island (EU-001) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via SV5FRD.
T32, EAST KIRIBATI
Operators Tom/NY0V and Rod/K0DAS will be operating from Christmas Island as T32CXX and T32DAS, respectively, from October 22-29th. They will be a Multi/Single entry for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) running as T32CXX. QSL T32CXX via W0CXX and T32DAS via K0DAS.
Hartwig, DL7BC, will be active as TA2/DL7BC during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.
TI, COSTA RICA
Operators TI2JCY, TI2KAC, TI4ZM, TI2CCC, K4UN, W4BW, W4KTR and W4XO will be active as TI2R during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL by the Bureau via TI2JCY. Look for the above operators to be on the air outside of the contest between October 21-28th, outside San Jose. Activity will be on 160-10 meters. Listen for operator's QSL instructions.
Salvatore, IK8UND, will be active as TK9R during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Look for activity on CW and RTTY before the contest. QSL via IK8UND direct ONLY.
Look for TM2S to be used in both the CQWW DX SSB (October 25-26th) and CW (November 29-30th) Contests as a Multi-Single entry.
QSL both operations via F5PED. Operators mentioned are as follows:
CQWW DX SSB - Matt/F5PED, Dany/F5CW, Jean-Michel/F4DLM, Seb/F8IJV,
Frank/F4AJQ, Thierry/F4TTR, Joel/F6JMT and Martin/F4UKP
CQWW DX CW - Matt/F5PED, Dany/F5CW, Breton/F5QF, Emmanuel/F5NCU, Maurice/F5NQL, Bruno/F5AGB and possibly Benoit/F8PDR and Romain/F8BUI.
UA3, EUROPEAN RUSSIA
Member of the "Michurinsk Contest Group" (UA3R) will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW, or via RN3RQ by the Bureau or direct. Operators mentioned are: Serge/UA3RAR, Victor/UA3RC, Vyacheslav/UA3RJ, Yuri/UA3RU, Igor/UA3RV, Maxim/RA3RFA and Jack/RN3RQ.
Operators Euvgen/UR5ZVP and Nikolay/UY0ZG will be active as UR4Z during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi- Single entry. QSL via UY0ZG.
V2, ANTIGUA (NA-100/Update)
A team of operators will once again activate the V26B super station at Gunthroppes, during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-Multi entry. Activity will be on all bands. Some of the crew will be arriving on October 19th for an extended vacation. Please QSL V26B direct to KA2AEV or LoTW. QSL the following operators (with their personal V2 callsigns) via their routes:
Dale/N3BNA - V26A; QSL via KA2AEV (direct ONLY) Sam/WT3Q - V26B; QSL via KA2AEV (direct ONLY) Bob/W2BZR - V26BZR; QSL via W2BZR Brian/N3OC - V26OC; QSL via N3OCA few more operators will be active starting this week. Those operators will announce their own callsigns and QSL routes.
V4, ST.KITTS AND NEVIS
John, W5JON, will be active as V4/W5JON from Ariel Heights, North Frigate Bay, St. Kitts (NA-104, WW Loc. FK87SG) from October 22-31st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters SSB, including an entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). The QTH is on a mountain top with a 330 degree view. Equipment will be IC-7000, RM Italy KL-400 Amplifier (400 watts), Alpha Delta 160-10 meter dipoles and a 3 element yagi on 6 meters. QSL via his home callsign (QRZ.com).
Members of the VK Contest Club (VKCC) will be active as VK1CC during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via DL8YR. Operators mentioned are: Tomas/VK2CCC, Vladimir/ VK2IM, Craig/VK2KDP, David/VK2NU and some FGRC members.
Stuie, VK8NSB, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via VK6NE.
VK9D, WILLIS ISLAND (OC-007)
Operators continue to be active as VK9DWX until October 27th. The team has fought hot conditions, heavy gusty winds and long enduring rainfall over the past week. The "Rum Runner", arrived on mid-Thursday and brought the team more supplies, their friend Dale/ VK4DMC, Bernd/DK2JW (their "tourist") and the new rookie Rhy, ZS6DXB. Unfortunately Josh, W4WJF, left with the "Rum Runner" on the next day. Web site states, "Rhy will be joining our effort. Josh says he has loved working you all on the bands and has greatly enjoyed his experiences so far. He came in mainly as a SSB operator but has made quite a few CW contacts with you on-the-air." As this bulletin was being typed, the team has made 58,404 QSOs at 0520z, October 19th. QSL via DJ2MX. They continue to update pictures on their Web page. For more information and updates, visit their Web page at:
Jeff, N5TJ, will be active a VP2E in the CQ WW SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via N5AU direct.
VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Look for Tadeusz, SP3IPB, to be active as VP2V/SP3IPB during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single- Op/All-Band entry. QSL via his home callsign.
VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Przemek "Mek", SP7VC, will be active as VP2V/SP7VC during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single- Op/All-Band entry. QSL via his home callsign.
VP9, BERMUDA (NA-005)
Irv, K3IRV, will be active as VP9/K3IRV between October 22-28th. His activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters SSB, and he will be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). QSL via his home callsign.
VR2, HONG KONG
Members of the Hong Kong Amateur Radio Contest will be active as VR2C during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi/2 entry. QSL via WA4WTG.
Pai, VU2PAI, will be active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, but not 160m (no antenna - possibly for the CQWW DX CW Contest). QSL via VU2PAI ((QRZ.com) address).
Prasad, VU2PTT, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band or Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via the LoTW or direct using the info on (QRZ.com).
Alexis, YV5SSB, will be active as YW5CQ during the ARRL 160-Meter Contest (December 5-6th) as Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via IT9DAA.
Raul, XE1MO, will be active as ZA1/XE1MO between November 1-9th. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters SSB only. QSL via XE1MO or KE5FAH.
ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND (AF-003)
Steve, G3ZVW, will be active again as ZD8N from January 12-27th (2009). Activity will be mainly on 30-10 meters using only 100 watts to dipoles. He will be mainly active during his evenings and the weekends using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via G3ZVW, direct or by the bureau.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS (NA-016)
John, K6AM, will be active as ZF2AM during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via K6AM, direct or by the Bureau or LoTW.
ZL2, NEW ZEALAND
Rick, ZL2G/ZL2HAM, will be active as ZL2G during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via the Bureau or direct to ZL2HAM.
ZM1, NEW ZEALAND
Bernd, VK2IA, will be active as ZM1K from ZL1AIH's QTH during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as Single-Op/All- Band entry. QSL route will be announced later.
ZS8, MARION ISLANDS
There is still no activity reported. For updates and the first official announcement of ZS8T being on the air, please visit the official ZS8T Web site at:
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