OPDX Bulletin 881 October 27, 2008

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 881
BID: $OPDX.881
October 27, 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, NC1L, NJ1Q, K3GV, NG3K, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4GN, K8YSE, K9NW, DX-IS News Site, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, A35RK, CP1FF, DK8JB, DL5YWM, DL6KAC, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, F5NQL & UFT, G4JTC, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8CCW, JA1ELY, JI6KVR & IOTA-JA News, OH2BH, OH2UA, OH2YY, RSGB IOTA Web Site, SP5UAF, VA3RJ & ICPO, VK4FW and ZS6AVM for the following DX information.

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

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 17th/October, through Friday, 24th/October there were 230 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, 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, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH4, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV9, T2, T32, T33, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VK9W, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/o, VP9, VR, VU, VU4, VU7, XE, 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).

Jacques, F1BCS, will be active as 3B8/F1BCS between October 28th and November 9th. Activity will be on 40-15 meters, including 30/17/12 meters, on SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL per operator's instructions.

3DA, SWAZILAND (A "Flex-Pedition")
Dave, ZS6AVM, will be active as 3DA0VM during the month of November. Activity will be on 40-10 meters. He will be using a Flex-5000A Software Defined Radio (Flex Radio Systems) and will be operating from Hawane Resort in Swaziland. Arrangements were made by African DX Safaris. Antennas and Tower were supplied by African DX Safaris.

Operators YT1AD, YU1DW, YU1KX, YT3WW, RA1AIP and RA9USA will be active from the club station 3V8BB during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via YT1AD.

Niko, S53A, will be active as 9J3A from The Hippo Lodge, (see http://www.hippolodge.com ), Kafue National Park, between November 22nd and December 2nd. He also plans to be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th). His equipment will be a IC-7000, spider- beam for the high bands, and wire beams for the lower bands. QSL via his home callsign.

A team of four German operators will be active from Hamad's, 9K2HN, station between November 6-17th. Operators mentioned are: Markus/ DL9RCF, Hartmut/DM5TI, Uwe/DL9NDS and Chris/DL5NAM. The team plans to be in the WAE RTTY Contest. Before and after contest they will be active on the 30/17/12 meter bands on RTTY, SSB and CW.

QSL via 9K2HN (see www.9k2hn.com). Log is at: http://www.logsearch.de

Steve, 9M6DXX, will be active as 9M8Z from Sarawak between now and October 26th. He plans to be an entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). QSL via M0URX, direct or by the Bureau.

Chris, 9Y4D (ex-9Y4NZ), will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/High-Power entry. QSL via info on (QRZ.com).

Paul, A35RK, is QRT until mid-December. The antennas are down, dismantled, and stored as a precaution against storm damage while he is gone. Paul tells OPDX that his October log will go to W7TSQ and LoTW. He will be departing the island for Nuku'alofa on the 27th, and will be in San Francisco on the 29th. Look for him to return on the air as KH8/KK6H between December 4-9th.

Sara, VU3RSB, will be active with the special callsign AU2RSB during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op entry. A special QSL card will be sent to those who make contacts. QSL direct to W3HNK only, no Bureau.

A Chinese team which includes Yongjian/BA1AJ, Mok/BD1ES, Wang/BH1CSV, Fan/BA1RB, ChenXi/BD1WC, Xing/BD1NNI, BD1KHY, Qi/BG1QXU, Yong/BD1DQD, BA1AAX, BD1HP, Guan/BG1CHS, BD1VF, ZHang/BD1BYV, Xiaodong/ BD1BNV and foreign operator Richard/K5SF will be active as B1Z during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via EA7FTR.

Andy, LZ2HM, will be active C4I during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via LZ2HM.

Kenny, K2KW, will be active as C6ATA between November 23rd and December 1st. Activity will include participation in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m)/Low- Power entry. Outside of the contest he will be active on 160-20 meters, mostly CW. QSL via WA4WTG.

Operators IK2SGC, IK2QEI, CN8WW and an international team of operators will be active as CN3A during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW or via I2WIJ.

Raul, CO8ZZ, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/High-Power entry. QSL via DK1WI.

Jim, AD1C, has celebrated his 15th anniversary (as of October 12th) in writing the contest country file for contesters to use with their CT program, and also NA, TR, WriteLog and many other programs. The list can be found at the bottom of this Web page at:

Also, all three major players in the DX Cluster node arena (AR-Cluster, DX Spider and CC Cluster) use some form of these files. So thanks, Jim, for the hard work and keeping it updated.

The Azores telecommunications agency (ANACOM) released the CU2X callsign to be used in the 2008 CQWW SSB Contest, Single-Op/All-Band, by Toni Linden, OH2UA. CU2X follows as another X indicator to the mother station, OH8X, in Northern Finland operated by Marko Holmavuo, OH4JFN, in the same category and the second sister station, TC4X, by Pertti Simovaara, OH2PM, on 20M. QSL CU2X via OH2BH.

Members of the Centro Radio Aficionados Montevideo (CRAM) will be active as CX1CCC during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). QSL via EA5KB, or via P.O. BOX 6000, Montevideo 11000, URUGUAY. Visit their Web page at:


Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, reports that the following operations are approved for DXCC credit:

4W6R - Timor-Leste; 2008 Operation
9N7BN - Nepal; 2007 Operation
EP3BN - Iran; 2008 Operation
TN5SN - Republic Of The Congo; Current operation commenting October 2008
TN5MM - Republic Of The Congo; Current Operation commencing October 2008
YI9PT - Iraq; 2008 Operation
Anyone having a rejected card from these operations can send an E-mail to dxcc@arrl.org to be placed on the list for an update.

Serge, UR5FEO, will be active as ER0FEO during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via UU0JM.

Look for Philippe/F4EGS and Nodir/EY8MM to be active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) from two different stations. Each of them will compete with their own callsign. Their bands of operation will announced later and will be choosen later depending on the gear available. QSL EY8/F4EGS via the home callsigns and EY8MM via K1BV.

Claude, FK8IF, will be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th). Operation class is TBA.

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN (25 Years of DXpeditions to HB0)
Members of the Rhein Ruhr DX Association (RRDXA) are now active as HB0/HB9AON and are celebrating their 25th DXpedition to Triesenberg, Liechtenstein, until October 31st. Operators mentioned are: DJ2YE, DL8EAQ, DK8EY, DL8DAW, DK5EZ, DG3EX and DL6EAQ, as well as members of the DARC clubs Wulfrath (R29) and Neandertal (R09, Mettmann/Erkrath) and some guests. The German team will also be active in the CQ World-Wide SSB DX Contest as a Multi- Multi entry with 6 stations. Antennas will include dipoles at a height of 25m for the lowbands and monoband beams for 40m and up. QSLs go via DJ2YE, either direct or by the Bureau.

Rich, N6KT, will once again be operating as HC8A. He plans to be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). Activity will be on all bands (160-10 meters). QSL via KU9C.

Ray, WQ7R, will be active as HQ9R during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via K5WW.

AF-004. Jean Paul, ON7AMI, will be active from La Palma Island (DIE S-013, WLOTA LH-1648), November 10-15th. Activity will be on 40 meters (7007 kHz for CW and 7050 kHz for SSB), mainly during the evening hours. Activities are also planned for 15/6/2 meters, conditions permitting. QSL via ON7AMI by the Bureau.

EU-009. Russell, G5XW, will be touring the Orkney Islands between November 19-23rd. He plans to activate various islands in the Orkney Group, excluding Stroma. QSL direct only via G5XW (QRZ.com), with SASE/SAE and sufficient postage.

EU-017. Members of the 095 DX Team will activate Salina Island (IIA ME-015 and MIA MI-083) as ID9/homecall between November 21-23rd. Operators mentioned are: Davide/IW9GUR, Angelo/IW9HLM, Andrea/IW9HQP, Andrea/IT9RKR and Enzo/IT9GCG. Other reference number activated is SOTA reference "Fossa delle felci Mountain" (SL-022). QSL via their home callsign, direct or by the bureau. Visit their Web page at:


EU-169. The Italian group is now active as ZA0/homecall from Sazan Island, Albania, until October 29th. Activity will be on all HF bands including 30/17/12 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and meteor scatter. Operators are Alfredo/IK7JWX, Nicola/I0SNY, Pino/I8YGZ, Leopoldo/I8LWL and Oscar/IK2AQZ. QSL via their home callsigns. QSL Manager is IK7JWX, but "only for DL stations". Other reference numbers are MIA MA-001, ARLHS ALB-004 and WLOTA LH-0028.

NA-138. Operators KC1SS, K4UBT, W4MKH, N4FPS, W9QGB, W7GAM, N6VX and AB4EW will be active from Talbot Island (USI FL-121S, Duval County, Florida), November 15-16th. Activity will be on all bands using CW and SSB. QSL via N4AUG (QRZ.com).

. Daniel, DL5YWM, informs OPDX that videos are available for the April 2006 OC5I DXpedition to San Gallan Island (SA-073) and the December 2007 OC6I DXpedition to Isla Blanca (SA-098) on YouTube at:

SA-073: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dsrh9IwMnNCg
SA-098: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DhaxBOEWSM7o

Operators Roberto/IS0GRB, Alessandro/IS0MYN, Stefano/ IS0ANU and Franco/IS0VSU will be active as IS0A in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-2 entry. Activity will be on 160-10 meters. All antennas are homemade, and their contest site is 1000 meters above sea level at Mt. Armidda (Lanusei -NU), middle-east of Sardinia Island. QSL via IS0MYN, only direct (see (QRZ.com)).

A Hungarian team will be active from Thassos Island (EU-174), between October 23rd and November 8th. Activity will be on the HF bands, and they will try to work the satellites too. Operators mentioned are: Peter/HA5OV (J48OV), Laci/HA6NL (J48NL), Zsolt/HA6PS (J48PS), Al/HA7JJS (J48JJ) and Laci/HA7PL (J48P). They will also take part in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as Multi- Single and the HA-QRP Activity Week (November 1-8th) using the J48RT callsign. QSL via the HA QSL Bureau or direct to the operator's own address (via QRZ.com). QSL J48RT via HA6NL.

Taka, JA7GAX, who did several IOTA operations in Oceania area between November 2006 and January 2007 (ex. 3D2CX, 5W0CX, KH8/JA7GAX, and A35TN), has now announced his next IOTA DXpedition schedules. This time it is in the JA6 district, so the only callsign to be used will be JA7GAX/6. Although this is "domestic Island Hopping", he is strongly eager to work DX. The first Island Hopping schedule is as follows:> October 29-30th Koshiki Island (AS-037) November 1-8th Tukhuar Islands (AS-049) November 10-11th Amami Oshima (AS-023) November 11-13th Okinawa (AS-017) November 15-20th Minamidaito Island (AS-047) If weather conditions are not favorable, he will try to activate the IOTAs between November 22-28th in the following week.

For the 2nd Island Hopping (after the first Island Hopping), he wants to go to the following islands in this order: Yaku Islands (AS-032), Goto Islands (AS-040), Iki (AS-036) and Oki (AS-041). He will go back to Kyusyu (the main island) after his operation on Yaku Island. If his energy withers on the way, the operation on Goto Island and others will become uncertain due to his condition. He may cancel his activity due to the situation of energy, physical strength, and other reasons. QSL via the JARL QSL Bureau or direct to the following address. Takayoshi NAGASHIMA, 3-8-18 Akasaka Aoba-ku, Sendai, 989-3211 JAPAN.

Peter, JW7QIA, will be active from Longyearbyen during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LA7QIA. Also, look for Math, JW5NM, from Ny-Aalesund, to be in the contest as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via LA5NM.

KH2, GUAM (OC-026)
Operators Sasi/JA1KJW (KH2/AK0J), Noboru/JH1VVW (KH2/NI2J), Hirano/JA1XVY (KH2/WH7QL), Shinzaburo/JA1FUY (KH2/NV1J), Shoji/JJ1JGI (KH2/JJ1JGI), Kentarou/JJ1HKS (KH2/JJ1HKS) and Takashi/ JF1GUQ (KH2/JF1GUQ) will be active from here between October 31st and November 3rd. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB, CW, RTTY and SSTV. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau.

Tim Totten, N4GN, reports: "The Northern California DX Foundation, NCDXF, is now QRV on Twitter! Twitter users can follow NCDXF by going to http://twitter.com/NCDXF/ and clicking on the 'Follow' link. We intend to use Twitter to keep DXers informed about NCDXF activities and related news. If you're not really sure what Twitter is all about, just go to http://twitter.com/ to find out. Chances are pretty good that several of your ham buddies or other friends and family members are already active on Twitter. You might also want to look at some of the many free Twitter tools and related applications, such as Twhirl (http://www.twhirl.org/)."

At the October 2008 annual meeting, the members of the National Capitol DX Association (NCDXA) elected the following officers to serve in 2009:

   Dick Mayott/W2YE (President)        George Vincent/K3GV (Secretary)
   John Kanode/N4MM (Vice President)   Brian Bayus/N1KC (Treasurer)
Visit NCDXA's Web site at: http://www.qsl.net/ncdxa

Pekka, OH2YY, is now active as PJ2/OH2YY from Curacao until October 29th. He tells OPDX that he will be using a FT-840 and a couple of wire antennas. Look for him to be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest, mainly on 20-10 meters. After the contest Pekka will focus on 17 and 12 meters. QSL via his home callsign.

NOT MY QSL MANAGER. John/ZB2EO/G4JTC informs OPDX that RW6HS is NOT his QSL Manager. QSL route is ONLY DIRECT and as per (QRZ.com).

Jeff, DL5WM, states that all direct requests of OC1I and OC6I have been answered. He still handles the QSL cards for OC4P (SA-052) and OC5I (SA-073). If you need a card, please send yours to his address on (QRZ.com).

QSLS VIA LOTW: None reported this week!


QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: None reported this week!

Operators Elif/TA3YE (YL) and Alpaslan/TA3G will be active as TC3EC during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th, 2009) as a Multi-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via TA3GO.

Members of the IRA club will be active as TF3W during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via TF3GB, by the Bureau or direct.

TM6, FRANCE (Special Event)
Members of the Radio Club Vendeen will be active as TM6VG between November 1-15th. Activity is to celebrate the 6th sailing race called "The Vendee Globe Challenge" towards and around the three great capes, marking the southern tips of the African continent, Australia and America. Operators of TM6VG are: Bernard/F9IE, Patrice/F8BON, Pat/F6ACD, Jean-Claude/F6AQI, Jean-Louis/F6CVK, Alain/F5HPY, Lucien/F5RFS, Philippe/F5TRO and Eric/F4LJW. Activity will be on the HF bands, 160-10 meters, included 30/17/12 meter bands, and VHF 2 meters. Modes will be CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via F6KUF: RC Vendeen, 129 Cite des Forges, Escalier E - Batiment A, F 85000 La Roche/Yon, FRANCE.

Members of the France Provins ARC (F6KOP) and some international operators will activate Kerkennah Island (AF-073) using the callsign TS7C between January 8-19th (2009). This is the same group who activated J5C, XT2C, 5H1C, TO7C, 5V7C and many others. This 12 day operation would not be possible without the help of Mustapha, DL1BDF. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB, FM, and several different digital modes like RTTY, PSK31, BPSK and also SSTV. The team will pay special attention to 160, 80 and 40m but will also be on all of the other bands. They plan to have at least 6 (possibly 7) stations on the air 24 hours a day using amps into beams, verticals and wire antennas. The team consists of more than 25 operators and specialists, namely:

Frank/F4AJQ - SSB and Digimodes; Team leader and former leader of all the past F6KOP DXpeditions
Mustapha/DL1BDF - SSB and Digimodes; Public relation with Tunisian authorities
Bernard/F9IE - CW traffic leader
Bob/N6OX - SSB traffic leader
Jean-Paul/F8BJI - traffic leader
Sylvain/F4EGD - SSB and Digimodes; He is also the QSL Manager of the DXpedition.
Flo/F5CWU - CW and SSB; He is also assistant QSL Manager.
Gerard/F2VX - SSB
Bill/N2WB - CW and SSB
Michel/FM5CD - CW, SSB and Digimodes
Sabastien/F5UFX - CW and SSB
Sabastien/F8IJV - SSB
Jean-Luc/F6BIV - SSB and Digimodes
Norbert/F6AXX - CW
Alain/F6ENO - CW
Dieter/OE8KDK - SSB and Digimodes
Stefan/OE8SKQ - CW
Mathieu/F5PED - CW
Eric/ON7RN - CW and SSB
John/F5VHQ - SSB (only for a part of the stay)
Romain/F8BUI - CW
Gillares/F1HRE - SSB
Franco/F4EVR - SSB
Michel/F5EOT - SSB
Arno/OE9AMJ - CW and SSB
Tony/G0OPB - CW and SSB
Gabriele/I2VGW - CW, SSB and Digimodes
XYL Anne Marie LAURENT, Photo reporter

The last operators applying are to be considered and this list will be completed very soon. So please don't call Frank, F4AJQ, anymore. The list is now closed.

Pilots Stations are: Pascal/F5JSD, Serge/F6AML, Thierry/F4TTR and Bruno/F5AGB.
Webmaster is: Vincent/F5MJV; the Web site is expected to be active soon.
Internet Communications: Maurice/F5NQL (UFT mailing list) for TS7C. To receive TS7C news/updates directly via your E-mail address both in English and French, send E-mail to: f5nql@aol.com

QSL via Sylvain, F4EGD, either direct or by the Bureau. The complete information will appear on tne DXpediton Web page soon. Support and donations are welcome.

Artem, UN7PBY, will be active as UO6P during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via UN7PBY.

Mark, K0EJ, will be active during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 21-22nd) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. The callsign for the contest will be determined later. QSL route TBD. Look for activity outside of the contest (signing V44/K0EJ).

Operators Andrew/KD3RF, Irwin/KD3TB and William/K3FMQ will be active as VE2DXY during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via KD3RF. Antennas will be 2 HF6Vs and an a Delta Loop on 40m.

Stuie, VK8NSB, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via VK6NE.

Members of Oceania Amateur Radio DX Group Inc. will spend 10 days on Lord Howe Island for the 2009 CQ WPX Contest. Bill, VK4FW, is looking for operators. If interested, contact Bill at: vk4fw@westnet.com.au

Mike, K9NW, will be active as VP2V/K9NW from October 23-31st. His activity will include an entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest. Category and activity depends on what wires he can get in the trees. Low power, low wires. This is a work trip, so activity will be as time permits. QSL via K9NW.

Rick, KI1G, will be active as VQ9RD from the U.S. Navy Support Facility on Diego Garcia Island (AF-006), Chagos Archipelago, between October 30th and November 11th. QSL via his home callsign, direct only or via LoTW - please NO BUREAU CARDS.

YJ, VANUATU (Update)
Operators Mat/JA1JQY and Kuni/JA8VE will be active as YJ0AQY and YJ0AVE, respectively, from here between October 31st and November 6th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and possibly RTTY. They will try 160m if local situation permits. Look for them on the following suggested frequencies:
CW - 1818, 3507, 7007, 10117, 14007, 18077, 21007, 24897 and 28007
SSB - 3798, 7080, 14170, 18135, 21270, 24940 and 28470 kHz

JA1JQY will handle his own QSLs. JF1OCQ handles JA8VE's QSLs. Direct address is as follows:
JA1JQY - Shigeo Matsu, 2-31-10 Shimoseya, Seya, Yokohama, 246-0035 JAPAN
JF1OCQ - Hiroyuki Miyake, 1-3-6 Asakura, Maebashi, 371-0811 JAPAN
Dale, N3BNA, will be active from Tom's, ZP5AZL, QTH as ZP0R during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry. QSL via ZP5AZL. Dale will be active before and after the contest on 30/17/12 meter bands. Visit Tom's Web page at:


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:


       The following stations are expected to be active in the
        CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th, 2008)
      Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2008 CQWW DX SSB 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/cqs2008.html (By call sign)
          http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqsd2008.html (By entity)
          http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqsz2008.html (By zone)
 Contest        DXCC       CQZ     Class         QSL
Callsign       Entity                           Route
3A/I1UWF       Monaco      14                  I1UWF
3V8BB          Tunisia     33      M/?         YT1AD
4F1AL          Philippines 27      SOSB        4F1AL
4L0A           Georgia     21      SOAB HP     EA7FTR
4M5DX          Venezuela   09      M/S         IT9DAA
4X0C           Israel      20      M/S         LoTW; QSL via W8HC, Buro/direct
5B4AII         Cyprus      20      SOAB        RW3RN
6V7M           Senegal     35      M/S         DH7WW
6W1RY          Senegal     35      SOAB        F5VHJ
6Y1V           Jamaica     08      M/2         OH3RB
8P5A           Barbados    08      SOAB HP     NN1N
9K2HN          Kuwait      21      M/S         9K2HN
9M4SMO       East Malaysia 28      M/S         JH1WXT
9M8Z         East Malaysia 28                  M0URX; QSL via Buro/direct
9Y4D     Trinidad & Tobago 09      SOSB 20M    9Y4D
AH2R           Guam        27      M/S         JH7QXJ
AH0BT      Mariana Islands 27      M/S         7L1FPU
AM7M           Spain       14      SOSB 40M    EC7ANC
AO3A           Spain       14      M/S         EA3BOX
AO5B           Spain       14      M/?         EA4RCH
AO8A        Canary Islands 33      M/2         OH1RY
AU2RSB         India       22      SO          W3HNK
AY0DX          Argentina   13      SOSB 40M    LU3DR
B1Z            China       24      M/2         EA7FTR
B4TB           China       24      M/S         BA4TB
B7P            China       24      M/S         BD7IXG
BX5AA          Taiwan      24      SOAB HP     BX5AA
C4I            Cyprus      20      M/?         LZ2HM
C49C           Cyprus      20      M/S         5B4KH
C6APR          Bahamas     08      M/2         K3IXD
CE1W           Chile       12      M/M         HA1AG
CN2B           Morocco     33                  OH2BH
CN2R           Morocco     33      SOSB 160M   W7EJ
CN3A           Morocco     33      M/S         I2WIJ
CN4P           Morocco     33      SOSB        EA5XX
CO8ZZ          Cuba        08      SOSB 20M    DK1WI
CQ3T           Madeira     33      M/S         LoTW; QSL via CT3KN
CQ4U           Portugal    14      M/S         CT1HFS
CQ9K           Madeira     33      M/?         CQ9K
CS2P           Portugal    14      M/?         CT1BWU
CT/LZ3ND       Portugal    14      SOSB 20M    LZ1NK
CT3/HA5PP      Madeira     33      SOAB        HA5PP
CU2X           Azores      14      SOAB        OH2BH
CW5W           Uruguay     13      SOSB        CX6VM
CX1CCC         Uruguay     13      M/?         EA5KB; QSL to: PO Box 6000,
                                               Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
D4C            Cape Verde  35      M/?         CT1ESV Buro; QSL via IZ4DPV
DR2W           Germany     14      M/S         DR2W
E21EIC         Thailand    26      SO LP       E21EIC
E7DX    Bosnia Herzegovina 15      M/S         E77E
E77XZ   Bosnia Herzegovina 15      SOSB        DK6XZ
EA6/AA5UK  Balearic Island 14      SOAB LP     LoTW; QSL via AA5UK, Buro/direct
EA9LZ      Ceuta & Melilla 33      SOSB        EA9LZ
EB1WW          Spain       14      M/M         EA1EY; QSL via Buro or direct
ED5R           Spain       14      SO          EA5RD
EE2W           Spain       14      M/?         EB2BXL
EG5T           Spain       14      M/S         EA5EH
EI/ON4EI       Ireland     14      SOAB LP     ON4EI
ER0FEO         Moldova     16      SOAB        UU0JM
EY8/F4EGS      Tajikistan  17                  F4EGS
EY8MM          Tajikistan  17      SOSB 80M    K1BV
FG5KC          Guadeloupe  08      M/S         FG5KC
FY5KE        French Guiana 09      M/S         FY5KE
GM7V           Scotland    14      SOAB        M0CMK
GZ0F       Shetland Island 14      SOAB        M0CMK
HB0/HB9AON   Liechtenstein 14      M/?         DJ2YE
HD5J           Ecuador     10      M/S         JA6GCE Direct
HI3CCP  Dominican Republic 08      SO LP       ON4IQ
HI3K    Dominican Republic 08      SOSB        KB2MS
HI3T    Dominican Republic 08      SOAB LP     ON4IQ
HP1BYS         Panama      07      SOSB 15M    EA5KB
HQ2W           Honduras    07      M/2         HQ2W
HQ9R           Honduras    07      SOAB        K5WW
HT2N           Nicaragua   07      M/S         AJ9C
IF9A           Italy       16      M/?         IT9ATF; QSL via Buro or direct
II20CJ         Italy       15      SOSB 80M    IW2HAJ
IG9R         African Italy 33      SOSB        IK8HCG
IH9N         African Italy 33      SOSB 40M    OK1MG
IO4T           Italy       15      M/S         IZ4JMA Direct
IO5O           Italy       15      M/S         IK5RLP
IO9K           Sicily      15      M/S         IW9HLM
IQ5MS          Italy       15      M/S         IQ5MS
IQ9BF          Sicily      15      M/S         IQ9BF Buro
IR4X           Italy       15      M/2         I4EAT
IR9P           Sicily      15      M/?         IW9HMQ
IR9Y           Sicily      15      M/S         IT9ABY
IS0A           Sardinia    15      M/2         IS0MYN
J42T           Greece      20      M/S         SV2DCD
J48RT          Greece      20      M/S         HA6NL
JU1DX          Mongolia    23      M/S         JU1DX
JW5NM          Svalbard    40      SOSB 40M    LA5NM
JW7QIA         Svalbard    40                  LA7QIA
KG6DX          Guam        27      SOAB        LoTW; QSL via KG6DX
KH2RU/KP4      Puerto Rico 08      SOAB        KH2RU; QSL via KP4 Buro/direct
KP2B        Virgin Islands 08      SOAB        EA7FTR Direct
KP4KE          Puerto Rico 08      SOAB
LN3Z           Norway      14      M/S         LA9VDA
LP1H           Argentina   13      M/S         EA5KB
LR2F           Argentina   13      M/S         LU2FA
LR4E           Argentina   13      SO HP       LW4EU
LS1D           Argentina   13      M/S         LW9EOC
LT1F           Argentina   13      M/S         AC7DX
LU8YE          Argentina   13      M/S
LX7I           Luxembourg  14      SOAB HP     LoTW; QSL via LX2A
LY4A           Lithuania   15      M/?         LY4A
LY7A           Lithuania   15      M/M         LoTW
LZ9W           Bulgaria    20      M/M         LZ1PM
MW9W           Wales       14      M/M         M0URX
NP2N        Virgin Islands 08      M/S         NP2N; see QRZ.com for QSL info
NP4Z           Puerto Rico 08      SOAB        WC4E
OE2S           Austria     15      M/S         LoTW
OH5Z           Finland     15      M/M         LoTW
OH8X           Finland     15                  OH2UA
OH0E          Aland Island 15                  OH2MM
OL7R        Czech Republic 15      M/S         OK1WMV
OM7M           Slovakia    15      M/S         OM3PA
OT5A           Belgium     14      M/M         ON7LR
P33W           Cyprus      20      M/S         RA3AUU
P40A           Aruba       09      SOAB        WD9DZV
PA6Z           Netherlands 14      M/M         PA9M
PJ2/OH2YY   Neth. Antilles 09                  OH2YY
PJ2T  Netherlands Antilles 09      M/?         LoTW; QSL via N9AG
PJ4E  Netherlands Antilles 09      M/?         WA4PGM Direct
PW2D           Brazil      11      M/S         PY2VM
PZ5Z           Suriname    09      M/?         OM2FY
RA9A         Russia (Asia) 17      M/S         RK9AWN
RK2FWA         Kaliningrad 15      M/S         DK4VW
RM3F       Russia (Europe) 16      SOAB HP     LoTW
RS3A       Russia (Europe) 16      SOAB        RA3CW
SI9AM          Sweden      15      M/S         SI9AM
SO6V           Poland      15      SOSB 40M    SP6DVP
SV9CVY         Crete       20      SOAB HP     SV9CVY
SX5P           Dodecanese  20      M/M         SV5FRD
T32CXX       East Kiribati 31      M/S         W0CXX
T88AC          Palau       27      SOAB        JA2BNN
T88FY          Palau       27      SOAB        JK2VOC
T88YB          Palau       27                  HL1IWD; QSL via Buro/direct
TA2/DL7BC      Turkey      20      SOAB LP     DL7BC
TA3D           Turkey      20      SOAB        TA3D
TA0U           Turkey      20      SOSB        TA0U
TC3EC          Turkey      20      M/?         TA3GO
TC4X           Turkey      20                  OH2BH
TF3W           Iceland     17      M/S         TF3GB; by the Bureau or direct
TI1R           Costa Rica  07      M/2         TI2JCY Buro
TK9R           Corsica     15      SOAB HP     IK8UND Direct
TM1O           France      14      M/2         F1IKA
TM2S           France      14      M/S         F5PED
TM2Y           France      14      M/S         F6BEE
TM4Q           France      14      SOAB        F6FYA
TO4X           St Martin   08      SOAB        KQ1F
TO5DX        St Barthelemy 08      M/S         AA4NN
TO8Z           Martinique  08      SOAB HP
UA3R       Russia (Europe) 16      M/S         LoTW; QSL via RN3RQ, by the
                                               Buro or direct
UO6P           Kazakhstan  17      SOSB 40M    UN7PBY
UR4Z           Ukraine     16      M/S         UY0ZG
V26B           Antigua     08      M/?         LoTW; QSL via KA2AEV
V31MX          Belize      07      M/S         K0BCN
V4/W5JON       St Kitts    08      SOAB        W5JON
V48M           St Kitts    08
V6B            Micronesia  27                  JA7HMZ
VA2ZM          Canada      02      M/S         VA2ZM Direct
VC2Z           Canada      05      M/?         VE2BR
VE2DXY         Canada      02      M/2         KD3RF
VK1CC          Australia   30      M/?         DL8YR
VK4YN          Australia   30      M/?         VK4FW
VK8NSB         Australia   29      SOAB        VK6NE
VK9DWX       Willis Island 30      M/?         TBA
VP2E           Anguilla    08      SOSB 20M    N5AU
VP2EC          Anguilla    08      M/2         N5AU
VP2V/K9NW    Br Virgin Is. 08                  K9NW
VP2V/SP3IPB  Br Virgin Is. 08      SOAB        SP3IPB
VP2V/SP7VC   Br Virgin Is. 08      SOAB        SP7VC
VP5T     Turks & Caicos Is 08      M/M         LoTW; QSL via N2VW, Buro or
VP9/K3IRV      Bermuda     05                  K3IRV
VR2C           Hong Kong   24      M/2         WA4WTG
VU2PAI         India       22      SOAB        VU2PAI Direct
VU2PTT         India       22      SO          LoTW; QSL via VU2PTT/qrz.com
VU4RG Andaman & Nicobar    26      M/?         DJ7JC
XR6T           Chile       12      M/2         CE6TC
XW1A           Laos        26      SOAB        E21EIC
YB0ZZ          Indonesia   28      M/?         YB0ZZ
YQ6A           Romania     15      SOAB        YO6BHN
YR7M           Romania     15      SOAB HP     YO3JR
YT8A           Serbia      15      SO HP
YW5CQ          Venezuela   09      SO HP       IT9DAA
ZK2DF          Niue        32      SOA         N1EMC
ZL2G           New Zealand 32      SOSB 20M    ZL2G
ZM1K           New Zealand 32      SOAB        TBA
ZM2M           New Zealand 32      M/2         ZL2AL
ZP0R           Paraguay    11      SOAB        ZP5AZL
ZS9X          South Africa 38      M/2         LoTW
ZW5B           Brazil      11      M/?         K3ISV
ZX2X           Brazil      11      M/?         PY2ZX

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