OPDX Bulletin 883 November 10, 2008

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 883
BID: $OPDX.883
November 10, 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, NG3K, K4PI, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5XK, K8YSE, DX-IS News Site, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, 7Z1HB, 9A4SS, DK8JB, DL5YWM, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, E73Y, EI6FR, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA, G5XW, GB2RS News, HK3JJH, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWX, JI6KVR & IOTA-JA News, OK8ANM, RSGB IOTA Web Site, TA1HZ, TA0U, UT7FP, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE9NC, VK4FW and VU3ITI for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 2nd-November, through Sunday, 9th-November there were 220 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, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HC, HC8, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T2, T30, T33, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, VU4, VU7, XE, XT, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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 ISLAND (AF-015)
Rachid, 3B8FQ, reports that his trip to activate St. Brandon Island has been delayed due to the unavailability of boat transportation. It had been planned for late October. The next boat scheduled to leave for St. Brandon is November 15th. Rachid and the meteorological station maintenance team are hoping to be aboard. If everything works out as planned, Rachid will be active as 3B7FQ much longer than during his short stay on Agalega Island as 3B6FQ this past April. As was the case this past spring, Rachid will be on a work assignment and will be active on CW and SSB as time is available. More info as it becomes available.

4X, ISRAEL
Franz, DL3PS, who is on a business trip, plans to be active as 4X/DL3PS. He will be in Israel between November 10th and December 5th. Activity will be limited to his spare time, but look for him on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL direct or by the bureau to HB9EHQ.

5T, MAURITANIA
A group of JA operators, who are part of an aid program, are once again active as 5T5JA from Nouakchott until mid-November. Activity so far has been on 20 meters SSB, but they plan to be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via JA1BAB.

6TH IDXC ANNOUNCEMENT
The 6th International DX Convention organized by the Strange Radio Team (SRT) which will be held April 18-19th, 2009. The City will be Paestum near Salerno (fantastic Archeological Area) and the airport is Napoli Capodichino. More details will be forthcoming in January 2009. See last year's event at:

http://www.strangeradioteam.com/idxc/5th-idxc-2008.asp

6V, SENEGAL
Carsten, DL1EFD, will be active as 6V7N between November 23rd and December 5th. Activity will be mainly CW on all bands. He will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All- Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.

8Q, MALDIVES
Nobby, G0VJG, will be active as 8Q7CQ between June 1-15th (2009). This will be a limited operation because Nobby will be on his honeymoon (and he thanks his wife for putting up with him and the QRM). Activity will be from Kuredu Island (AS-013) mainly HF SSB but some 6 meters. QSL via Owen, G4DFI.

A5100, BHUTAN (Update)
Members of the Clipperton DX Club (Gerard/F2VX, Alain/F5LMJ, Jean-Louis/F9DK and Vincent/G0LMX) are now active from Thimphu using the special callsign A5100A until November 17th. Activity is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Kingdom of Bhutan. Operations will be on 80-10 meters (with three stations) using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY and PSK31). There is a possibility of 160 meters. By the time you read this, the team should have two stations on the air. Over the past weekend the team was on 80/40/30/20 meters. Modes have been CW, SSB and some RTTY. The team is expected to met with Pradan, A51PN, in the southern part of Bhutan after this operation, and they plan to be active from three different regions within Bhutan signing /p. QSL via F9DK. A new Web page has been set up for this operation at:

http://www.tuduri.net/f5lmj/A5/a5100a/a5-08-en.htm

C6, BAHAMAS
Operators Tom/N6BT and Fred/KE7X will be active as C6ARR and C6AKX, respectively, between November 23rd and December 1st. Activity will be on 160-20 meters. Both operators will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th). Tom will be a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m)/ Low-Power entry. Fred will be a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL both operations via WA4WTG.

C9, MOZAMBIQUE
Igor, UY5LW, will be acive as C91LW from Maputo between November 13th and December 2nd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters with 800 watts using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) (possibly as C8WW -- if issued) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via his home callsign. For more details, updates, logs and photos, please visit:

http://www.dxer.com.ua/c91lw

CG9, CANADA (Special Event)
All radio amateurs in Canada are welcome to use the following special event prefixes CG, CF, CH and CI between January 1st through February 28th (2009). Activity is to commemorates Galileo's first use of an optical telescope and the subsequent discoveries he made in his lifetime. Look for radio amateurs in Canada to use the following prefixes:

    VA stations will use the prefix CF
                       VE stations will use the prefix CG
                       VO stations will use the prefix CH
                       VY stations will use the prefix CI
ADDED NOTE: Paul, VE9NC, will be activating the special event prefix callsign CG9NC between January 1st through February 28th (2009). He will be active mainly on 20 meters on the Digital modes throughout this period. QSL via VE9NC.

CK9, CANADA (Special Event)
All radio amateurs in Canada are welcome to use the following special event prefixes CK, CJ, CY and CZ, between now (started October 1st) through November 30th. Activity is to commemorates the founding of the Crown Colony of British Columbia in 1858. Look for radio amateurs in Canada to use the following prefixes:

                       VA stations will use the prefix CJ
                       VE stations will use the prefix CK
                       VO stations will use the prefix CY
                       VY stations will use the prefix CZ
For more info, see: http://www.hambc150.info
ADDED NOTE: Paul, VE9NC, is currently active as CK9NC on the Digital modes with some SSB contacts. Paul will be active on 20 meters (mainly on Digital modes) until November 30th. QSL via VE9NC.

CO8, CUBA
Raul, CO8ZZ, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via DK1WI.

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

VU7SJ - Lakshadweep Islands; 2008 Operation
CY0X - Sable Island; 2008 Operation
If you have had QSOs rejected for these operations, please send an E-mail to dxcc@arrl.org to be placed on the list to be updated.

FT5Y, ANTARCTICA (Update)
Nicolas, F4EGX, is now active as FT5YI from the French scientific station "Dumont D' Urville" during his free time between November to mid-December. He was heard on 20 meters SSB (watch between 14200-14210 kHz) around 0830z. He is using a FT857 w/100 watts, ATU and a Delta loop 20m antenna.QSL via F4EGX. Take a look at some of the interesting photos he is putting on his Web page at:

http://f4egx.homelinux.net

FY, FRENCH GUIANA
Operator Didier, FY5FY, will be active as FY5KE during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All- Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via FY5KE.

GB2, ENGLAND (Special Event)
Terry, GM3WUX, will be active as GB2HLB between December 26th and January 22nd (2009). Activity is to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Louis Braille. Each QSO will receive a special QSL card depicting Braille and raising awareness of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). A fund raising page for RNIB can be found at:

http://www.justgiving.com/louisbraille

GB70, ENGLAND (Special Event)
Members of the Royal Air Force Amateur Radio Society (RAFARS) will activate special event station GB70RAF between November 14th and December 11th. Activity is to celebrate 70th anniversary of the RAFARS. Operations will be from Shaftesbury Dorset (WAB ST82) and will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB, plus 2m FM. QSL via the RSGB Bureau.

HP, PANAMA
Ricardo, HP1RIS, will be active from Panama City during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m) entry. QSL via (QRZ.com).

INDIA 2009 HAMFEST
Varadhan, VU3ITI, reports that the members of the Bangalore Amateur Radio Club (BARC) would like to invite amateur radio operators to visit Bangalore City, India, for their 2009 November hamfest. The BARC is also celebrating its 50th anniversary that year. Bangalore City is in southern India and has an International Airport. The Hamfest will have technical lecturers, exhibition of home brew projects, and also sales of equipment and components. More details are forthcoming.

IOTA NEWS
EU-009. (Update/Correction) Russell, G5XW, will be active as GM5XW from the Orkney Islands between November 19-23rd. His activity will be from the mainland island only and not from the various islands in the Orkney Group as first reported. QSL direct only via G5XW (QRZ.com), with SASE/SAE and sufficient postage.

EU-169. Anyone who made a QSO with the Italian team from Sazan Island as ZA0/homecall last week (October 23-29th), the following reference numbers are good: MIA MA-01 LH, ARLHS ALB-004 and L-0028 and WLOL Lighthouse Award (ALB-019 Mole North [green] and ALB-020 Mole South [red]). See updated info and pictures at:

http://www.sazan2008.altervista.org

NA-132
NA-133
. (5K0T Update). Pedro, HK3JJH, informs OPDX that their plans for the DXpeditions to Bajo Nuevo (NA-132) and Roncador Bank (NA-133) are all set and ready. However, their friend Fero, HA8MT, will not be operating, but he is their tecnical manager for the equipment and antenas. Activity will take place between November 19th and December 2nd. For more information, visit their Web page at:

http://www.5K0T.com

SA-057. Members of the Sacramento de Colonia Radio Club (CX2FAA) will activate San Gabriel Island as CX1F between November 15-16th. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB, PSK and SSTV. Operators mentioned are: Ricardo/CX5FT, Viterbo/CX9FD, Italo/ CX3FG, Marber/CX9ACK and Walter/CX6FF. San Gabriel is a nature Preserve and has not been open to the public for 15 years. QSL direct to: PO Box 39073, 70000 Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. Visit the Sacramento de Colonia Radio Club's Web site at:

http://cx2faa.iespana.es

SA-070. Members of the "3 Stars DX Group" plan to activate Santa Maria Island's (DICE ICE-502) lighthouse (ARLHS CHI-027, TWLHD WLH CE-038, WLOTA LH-0543, Admiralty G1764, WW Loc. FF33FA) as XR5L between January 28th and February 4th. The operators mentioned are: Didier/F6DXE, Christophe/F0ELI, Andre/F0ELK, Elsa/LU1EJ, Esteban/XQ7UP, Ricardo/CE3HDI, Carlos/CE6AMN, Carlos/CE6UFF and Irma/CA6UTF. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via CE6AMN, direct only (QRZ.com). Visit the club's Web site at:

http://www.3stardxgroup.cl

J49, CRETE
Dick, G3URA, will be active as J49XF during the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via G3URA, direct or by the Bureau.

J6, ST. LUCIA (NA-108)
Fred, K9VV, will be active as J68VV during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Outside the contest he will sign J6/K9VV. QSL via K5WW and LoTW.

OA, PERU (Also a rare IOTA)
Operators Rene/DL2JRM and Daniel/DL5YWM will be staying in Lima from between November 13-28th. In their spare time they will operate as OA4/homecall mainly on CW with a focus on the lower bands. Daniel informs OPDX that they will team up with Jorge, OA4BHY, and try to activate a very rare and difficult IOTA in the La Libertad Department Group (SA-075) called Guanape Islands. The team will sign as OA4BHY/2 from Guanape Islands between November 15-17th, depending on the weather conditions. They plan to have two stations on the air. Watch the IOTA frequencies. The team hopes that they can operate from the lighthouse which is on top of the island. QSL Manager for OA4BHY/2 is Rene, DL2JRM. QSL all another callsigns via their home callsigns. Any donation can be sent via PayPal using the button on the OC1I/OC6I DXpedition Web site at:

http://www.qslnet.de/member/oc1i/english/e_sponsor.htm
ADDED NOTE: The team is asking for soundfiles (mp3 or wav) and videos (YouTube) of their operation. Please send them to: dl5ywm@darc.de

ON55, BRLGIUM (Special Event)
Members of the UBA Radio Durnal club (CRD) will be active as ON55INR until December 31st. Activity is to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the first ever Belgian TV broadcast in 1953. A special QSL will be sent for each QSO through the bureau. Operations will be on CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via bureau.

ON58, BELGIUM (Special Event)
Members of the Opwijkse Radio Club will be active using the special callsign ON58EXPO between now and December 31st. Activity is to celebrate the 50th anniversary and remind everyone about the EXPO that took place in 1958. Operations will be from the Atomium in Brussels. Look for them to be on HF during the weekend in December and on VHF (145.450 MHz). QSL is "OK" by the Bureau or direct via ON7XY.

OP0, ANTARCTICA
Joel, ON5XX, will be active as OP0OL from Patriot Hills Base on Ellsworth Land (IOTA AN-016, WABA MN-01 and WAP MNB-02) between November 10th and December 18th. Activity will depend on workload and available power. PLEASE NOTE: The operator is not an experienced CW contester or DXpeditioner, so pile-ups might not be handled as smoothly as you expect. QSL via ON5XX.

OP4, BELGIUM
Operators Joe/ON4JZ, Karel/ON5TN and Jim/ON5UM will be active as OP4K from Antwerpen, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via ON4JZ, direct or by the bureau.

PACIFIC TOUR CONTINUES
Toshi, JA8BMK, is now QRT from Banaba Island (as T33ZZ) and is now back on Tarawa, Western Kiribati, operating as T30XX. As this was being typed, Toshi has been very activate on 40 meters CW. He will be on T30 until November 11th before he heads to Canton Island, Central Kiribati. He is expected to be active as T31DX from Canton starting around November 16th. He will be there for 7-10 days, depending on the boat transportation. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL direct to JA8BMK.

POSSIBLE NEW ONES COMING (SOON)
It was reported on the SEDXC Mailing Reflector by Mike, K4PI: "Netherlands Antilles to net new DXCC Entities for 2008 -- Over the past year much discussion has been made about the possibility of new DXCC entities happening once the break-up/disbanding of the Netherlands Antilles takes effect on December 15th, 2008.

This past week, the President of European DX Foundation (EUDXF), Hans, PB2T, who visited ARRL HQ in July and had a discussion about the DXCC status of Netherlands Antilles, feels that after December 15th, 2008, it looks like four new entities will be added to the DXCC list in the future (Curacao, Sint Maarten, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Bonaire)."

PSK QSO PARTY
Members of the European PSK Club invite all radio amateurs to participate in the 3rd EPC PSK63 QSO Party between 0000-2400z, Sunday, November 16th. For details on the rules, please visit their Web page at:

http://eu.srars.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=66&Itemid=141

QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL Routes by Johannes, DK8JB:
YJ0AVE via JF1OCQ (Bureau, direct, E-mail-request)
YO6M via YO6MT
YT1HA via Bureau; via RX3RC (CIS)
ZU6M via eQSL

Robert, E77E (ex. T98U), has announced that he will handle QSL cards for Dado, E74AW. E77E's address is "OK" on QRZ.COM, and Bureau cards will also be "OK" too (Robert is E7 outgoing QSL Bureau Manager).

QSL EJ7NET STATUS. Declan, EI6FR, informs OPDX of the following update about the QSLs for the EJ7NET operation to Inis Mor, Aran Islands (EU-006) in June of 2004: "Due to a mix up, it seems the QSLs for this operation were never posted to the outgoing bureau in EI. Declan, EI6FR, now has the labels and blank cards for this operation and has started to get them to the bureau. A card will be sent to all stations appearing in the log of this operation. Apologies to those who have been left waiting."

UA4WHX QSLS. Reports are still coming out that individuals are still receiving packages of QSLs from Vladimir's, UA4WHX, DXpeditions. Have patience.

QSLS VIA LOTW: None reported this week!

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4K1L, A25/DL7DF, CE9/CE3VPM, OJ0B, TF3GC, TY6A, VK9XHZ, VK9XWW, VK9XMM, VK9XOR, VP8QI and ZD8LP

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: BX3AAC

RK2, KALININGRAD
Members of the UA2 Contest Club will be active as RK2FWA during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via DK4VW.

S7, SEYCHELLES
Norbert, DL2RNS, is now active as S79NS until November 20th. Activity will be limited because he is on holiday. He has been spotted mainly on 30 meters CW but has also been on 17 meters. Reports indicate that he may be active from Mahe (AF-024) or Desroches (AF-033). QSL via his home callsign.

SILENT KEY
Steve, 9A4SS, reports to OPDX that Zoran Krnjeta, 9A2CY, became a became a "SK, Silent Key" on Sunday, November 9th, at the age of 56 years. Zoran had been hospitalized for several days following a brain hemorrage. He was a very active DX HAM in Croatia, as well as a well-known DXer who was on the DXCC Honor Roll and member of a 9A1BOP (RC "Osijek") club since 1969. He was also very interested in RTTY and PSK31, and has operated in quite a few RTTY contests over the past years. OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of 9A2CY.

SPECIAL EVENT
Members of the Strategic Air Command Memorial Amateur Radio Club (SACMARC) will salute America's veterans on "Veterans' Day", November 11th, from 1500-2200z, by activating the callsign held by Air Force General Curtis E. LeMay, K0GRL (SK), while he was Commander-in-Chief of SAC. The station will be located at the recently opened Eastern Nebraska Veterans' Home in Bellevue, NE. Operation will be on SSB, primarily on 14275 kHz and possibly 7275 kHz plus or minus QRM. Members (residents) of the Home will be invited to be guest operators. A special QSL card featuring a photograph of the new Veterans' Home will be available for a SASE (US) or a SAE and one green stamp or IRC (DX). QSL to SACMARC, Inc., PO Box 1292, Bellevue, NE 68005-1292, USA, or to John A. Sheffield, N4OWG, 6804 Capehart Road, Papillion, NE 68133-2632, USA.

SUNSPOT CYCLE (SC) 24 MAY BE A WEAK ONE!
A report by by Warwick Hughes states, "A large number of spotless days means that the following cycle is going to be late, and the later a cycle is, the weaker it will be." This interesting report shows/compares graphic illustrations of the current SC23-SC24 transition period and other SC put together by David Archibald. To view this report, go to:

http://www.warwickhughes.com/blog/?p=181#comment-20552

SV9, CRETE (EU-015)
Ben, DL6FBL, will be active as SV9CVY during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ High-Power entry. QSL via SV9CVY.

TC1, TURKEY
Tevfik, TA1HZ will be active as TC1LZ during the LZ DX Contest weekend (November 22-23rd). QSL via his home callsign.

TC70, TURKEY (Special Event)
Members of the Turkish group called TCSWAT (Special Wireless Activity Team) will activate the special station TC70ATA between November 8-12th. Activity is to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Mustafa Kemal ATATURK's death (founder of Turkey). Look for operations to be on 40/20/17/2 meters using CW and SSB. Operators mentioned are: Urcun/TA0U, Tevfik/TA1HZ, Mert/TA1ST and Bekir/TA2RX. QSL via TA1HZ: POB 73, Karakoy, Istanbul 34421, TURKEY. Detailed information about activity is on QRZ.com and

http://tcswat.tripod.com

TM9, FRANCE (Special Event)
Members of the Fagnes ARC (F5KDB) of northern France, will use the special event callsign TM9OAA between now and November 21st.Operations are to commemorate the end of the WWI. Their main activity on the weekends will be from the Leveau Fortress in the city of Feignies

(http://fortdeleveau.site.voila.fr/)
Activity will be on VHF and HF using CW and SSB. Operators mentioned are: Philippe/F0FWC, Frederic/F4CGQ, Bruno/ F4FIU, Daniel/F5SPW and Philippe/F5UGX. QSL per operator's instructions.

TO2, GUADELOUPE
Serge, F6AUS, will be active as TO2HI from Les Saintes (NA-114) between November 16th and December 3rd. His activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th). QSL route TBA.

V4, ST. KITTS (NA-104)
Andy, N2NT, will be active as V47NT from the QTH of V47KP during the CQ Wolrd Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via W2RQ.

VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND (Update)
Members of Oceania Amateur Radio DX Group Inc. (ODXG) will spend 10 days on Lord Howe Island for the 2009 CQ WPX Contest. The operation will take place between March 24th and April 3rd (2009). They have applied for the VK9LA callsign. Lord Howe Island is currently listed on the 2007 wanted countries list at 80, but the team expects that when the 2008 wanted list is released it will be somewhere around 65 or so. Operators mentioned are: San/K5YY, Stan/SQ8X, Peter/ SQ8DIE, Victoria/SV2KBS, Chris/VK3QB, John/VK4IO, Catherine/VK4VCH, Chris/VK5CP, John/VK5PO, Sara/VU3RSB, Bill/VK4FW and one more YL (to be announced). Activity will be active on all bands 1606 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They intend to have 6 stations on air utilizing a massive antennae system which includes a 3 element monoband yagis, quarter wave verticals, top loaded verticals as well as wires slung from the huge pine trees in a 2 acre area. The ODXG is looking for donations to help off-set cost. For updates, details on the DXpedition and how to donate to this operation, please visit the ODXG and VK9LA Web pages at:

http://www.odxg.org
http://www.odxg.org/vk9la.htm

VP2M, MONTSERRAT
Operators George, K2DM, will be active as VP2MDG during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via K2DM.

XU, CAMBODIA (Update)
Operators Kunio/JA1CJA, Masumi/JA3AVO, Hiroko/ JH3PBL, Tatsuo/JA3ARJ and Nakasako/JA3UJR will be active as XU7CJA, XU7AVO, XU7PBL, XU7ARJ and XU7UJR, respectively, from Sihanoukville between now and November 6-10th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and Digital modes. Also look for satellite activity on 2m and 70cm. QSL via their home callsigns.

YB0, INDONESIA
Dudy, YB0DPO, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL is TBA.

YM, TURKEY
Operators Nick/LZ1NK, Con/DF4SA, Zoli/HA1AG, Ilian/LZ1CNN, Valy/LZ1WX, Krasimir/LZ2UW, Savi/LZ1UK and Mustafa/TA2TX will be active from Asian Turkey (Zone 20) as YM3A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LZ1NK.

YV, VENEZUELA
Paolo, YV1DIG, will be active as YW4D during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via EA7JX, or LoTW.

Z2, ZIMBABWE
Herbert, DE1ZHB/7Z1HB, will be active as Z21LS from Harare between November 30th and December 9th. Herbert informed OPDX that he prefers 20 meters SSB, but basically he will be all bands. He also mentioned that if he a can fix his computer there will be PSK and RTTY. There is another issue Herbert mentioned which is his antenna. Right now it is only a windom all bands antenna, but at the Riyadh Airport there is a StepperIR antenna waiting for clearance. If it can make clearance in time, he will install it permanently in Zimbabwe (However, he states time is runnig out). QSL via DE1ZHB (DARC Office, Germany, SWL callsign) or direct to 7Z1HB: Herbert Baurmann, Jadawel International, P.O. Box 61539, Riyadh 11575, Villa 408, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (SAE plus 2 green stamps).

ZF2, CAYMAN ISLANDS
Rick, AI5P, will be on holiday on the Grand Cayman Island (NA-016, also counts for WLOTA LH-1042) and plans to be active as ZF2XP from November 10-18th. QSL via his home callsign.

ZS, SOUTH AFRICA
Bernie, ZS4TX, will active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LotW.

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:

http://zs8t.net

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