OPDX Bulletin 928 October 5, 2009

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 928
BID: $OPDX.928
Ocotber 5, 2009
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, KB1RVT, NC1L, NJ1Q, N3SL, NG3K, N4AA & QRZ DX, W5KDJ, KH6BZF, K8YSE, AT International, CT1GFK, DJ7IK, DK9TN, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DX World of Ham Radio Web Site, F5NQL & UFT, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, LZ1ZF, OH2BH, OH2BN, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, PY2SEX, RSGB IOTA Web Site, SM5LWC, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), VK4FW and YV1DIG for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 27th-September, through Sunday, 4th-October there were 225 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3C, 3D2, 3D2/c, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4U1U, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, 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, FO/a, FP, FR, FR/g, FS, FT5W, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, 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, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP5, VP8, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZK2, 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).

3D2/C, CONWAY REEF (Update)
The 3D20CR is now active until October 10th. As of Saturday, October 3rd, the team has made some 12k QSOs. Most of the activity has been on 160/80/40/20/17 meters using CW, SSB and PSK. QSL via DJ8NK, by the bureau or direct (new IRCs are OK, old IRCs with expiration date of "31 Dec. 2009" are "NOT" OK. QSL cards are most likely to be sent out in January 2010). For more details and possible updates, see their Web page at:

Also watch QRZ.com for updates at:

A German team will operate from the "Radio Club Station of Tunisian Scouts" (3V8SS) in Sousse, using a special callsign 3V3S between November 23rd and December 2nd. Operators mentioned are: Andy/DJ7IK, Jan/DJ8NK, Guenter/DJ9CB, Andreas/DL9USA and Lars/DF1LON. The team will set up, and use a spiderbeam and verticals antennas. All antennas will be donated to the 3V8SS station. Look for them to also participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via DL9USA. A Web page will be active soon at:


4U1UN ACTIVITY WEEK (October 19-25th)
A press release by Jarmo, OH2BN, states (edited): "4U1UN - United Nations Headquarters, New York - This DXCC entity will be active from October 19-25th, on all bands, all modes, with a team of well-known DX and contest operators: OH2BH, OH0XX, OH2NB, OH6LI, G3SXW, F5CWU, F4EGD, PY5EG, JK3GAD, UA9AB, LA5IIA LA4OFA, NN1N, K2QI, KA2RTD, K2LE, N2UN, N2GA, K2DO, N2YBB, KA2D, WQ2N and W2VQ.

Antennas and security access to the building are heavily restricted but the team will do their best to make this rare station available to all.

Activity will be from 8AM until midnight local time (1200-0400 UTC) each day. All-night activity is planned for Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th of October. Some of the operators will form an international team for CQ World-Wide SSB Contest participation in the 'Two Transmitter' (M2) category. QSL via HB9BOU. LoTW upload will be done after the operation.

It is highly appreciated if you are able to distribute through your publications. 73 es tnx de Johnny, NQ2G / LA5IIA."

ADDED NOTE: Look for 4U64UN to be active until mid-November. Activity is to celebrate the 64th annual UN General Assembly. Activity is expected to be on all band and modes. QSL via HB9BOU or LoTW. Please note that the logs will be uploaded to LoTW once this event is over. QSL cards are expected to be mailed out sometime in December 2009.

Brian, ND3F, will be active as 8P9SS between November 22nd and December 2nd. Activity will probably be on all bands, but he will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All- Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to ND3F.

Andreas, DL9USA, will be active from Comino Island (EU-023) between October 15-22nd. Bands and modes of activity were not provided. QSL via his home callsign.

Mike, K9NW, will be active as A25NW between November 23rd and December 1st. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th). QSL via his home callsign (QRZ.com).

Just a reminder that Yasuo, JA1FJJ, will be active as A52FJJ between October 8-20th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK31. He plans to use 500 watts into a G5RV antenna. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

Once again the members of the "Coconut Wireless Contest Club" will be active as AH6XX in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are: Rich/K2WR, Tetsuo/AH7C and Kan/JA1BK (KH6BK). QSL via LoTW, or direct to K2WR.

Members of the AM3SSB Contest Team will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via EA3JW. Operators mentioned are: Eugeni/EA3QP, Marcel/EA3IN, Jaime/EA3JW, Joan/EA3GEG, Martin/EC3ACS, Albert/YV3AZC and Jose/EA5DFV.

Toni, OH2UA, will be active as CR2X from Ribeira Grande during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) and the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via OH2BH. For more details, visit the Web page at:


\ A press release by Martti, OH2BH, states (edited): "You may catch the Radio Arcala team in action from the Azores starting Monday, October 5th, for one week. Look for Martti/OH2BH (CU2KG), Juha/ OH8NC (CU2KH) and Toni/OH2UA (CU2KI) on a variety of bands during a maintenance operation from their contest station CR2X


QSLs CBA via home calls."

Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
5N0OCH - Nigeria; Current Operation (Logs in LoTW)
5N0EME - Nigeria; 2009 Operation
D2QMN - Angola; Current operation
Anyone who had this operation rejected in a recent DXCC submission can send a message to dxcc@arrl.org to be placed on the list to be updated.

A German team of operators will activate the URE Las Palmas section radio club station EA8URL during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via address on QRZ.com. Operators mentioned are: Hans-Juergen/DB7QJ, Tobias/DH1TW, Heijo/DJ1OJ, Simon/DJ4MZ, Hajo/DJ9MH, Stefan/DJ9NMH, Manfred/DK2OY, Matthias/DK4YJ, Ulf/DK5TX, Christoph/DK9TN, Renate/DL2MY, Ron/DL3BPC, Holger/DL5KUT and Bernhard/DL6RAI. For more info on EA8URL, visit their Web page at:


The FT5GA team continues to be on the air and is trying to satisfy the international Ham radio community. As of October 4th, they have made just under 43k QSOs with 13.4k unique callsigns (20256/CW, 18342/SSB and 4106/RTTY). This will be the last week to work them. The Web page is now reporting that the team will be active until October 8th. They are also planning to pay more attention to 160 and 80 meters CW to the USA, even if these bands are very very noisy. For updates, visit the FT5GA Web page at:

QSL Manager is F5OGL: Didier Senmartin, P.O. Box 7, F-53320 LOIRON, FRANCE. Online log is available at:

ADDED NOTE (FT5GA Pirates): Carl, N4AA, editor of "QRZ DX, sent out the following press release October 1st: "Hello DXers:

This is a SPECIAL BULLETIN and the following will reveal why. I have been contacted by a person (who I will NOT name) who has the capability to pin point (very accurately) the source of an on the air signal. What I am saying is ­ this person has the professional equipment and the expertise to monitor a signal on the ham bands and determine to a very narrow area where that signal is coming from.

Apparently there was a pirate on 10114 last night signing FT5GA. That signal was NOT coming from Glorioso, it was coming from QUEBEC in CANADA, NNE of Montreal.

On two other days pirate signals were monitored signing FT5GA, one was coming from LATVIA and the other from the SOUTH COAST OF SICILY.

These pirates should be relatively easy for 'local' DXers to find. They need to be specifically identified and pressure brought to bear on them to cease their deliberate and illegal activities.

The 'source' that I mentioned above will continue to provide periodic reports like this, and I will continue to publish the locations of these irresponsible persons. I ask for those within the areas identified pay particular attention and use whatever means are available to them to put a stop to these activities.

Your cooperation with the identification of these pirates will be appreciated by all of us."

Operators Marc/F1HAR, Herve/F5HRY, Gerard/F6FGZ, Laurent/ F6FVY, Sebastien/F8CMF and Didier/FY5FY will be active as FY5KE during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via FY5KE, by the Bureau or direct.

Operators Paul/G6PZ, Mark/M0DXR, Simon/M0CLW, Peter/M3PHP and Simon/2E0CVN will be active as G6PZ during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via G6PZ, by the Bureau or direct. Visit the G6PZ contest station Web site at:


Rich, K2WR, will once again be active as MJ0AWR before the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th). For activity during the contest, look for him to use the callsign GJ2A and be a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL GJ2A via K2WR or GJ3DVC. QSL MJ0AWR via K2WR.

II1, ITALY (Special Event/WAP Station)
Look for special event station II1CAM (WAP-177) to be on the air until October 15th. Activity is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the airport at Cameri, logistic and technologic pole of the Italian Air Force

(see the following Web page: http://www.aeronautica.difesa.it/SitoAM/Default.asp?idsez=3D2956&idente=3D=412 )
The WAP (Worldwide Antarctic Program) has always worked close to the Italian Air Force (IAF) which devotes its personnel every year to the Antarctic Missions. The WAP is joining in on the celebration of the Cameri AFB and a special thanks goes to A.R.I. Sezione di Gallarate (IQ2GM) for this brand new II1CAM (WAP-177) callsign on the air. QSL via IW2MNO. More info and WAP news can be found on the WAP Web site at:

EU-011. Operators Dave/G4IAR and Judith/G4IAQ will be active as G4LAB/p from the Isles of Scilly between October 9-19th. Activity will be on the HF bands, on or near the usual island and IOTA frequencies. QSL via G4IAR, direct only (QRZ.com).

OC-070. (Postponed) Hotang, YC0IEM, will be active as YC0IEM/8 from Ambon Island between October 12-30th (not October 4-12th as first announced). Bands and modes of activity were not provided. QSL via IZ8CCW.

OC-203. (RARE IOTA). Operators Paul/ZL4PW and Ray/VK4HDX plan to activate Stewart Island between March 19-30th, 2010. Last activation was in 2007 for 48 hours, and before that in 2004. Previous operations were generally CW. These operators plan to be active on all modes on 160-15 meters. They may also partici- pate in CQ WPX SSB Contest too. Paul and Ray have purchased the majority of equipment for this operation, as well as covering travel and food costs to Stewart Island. They are currently looking for donations/funds to assist in the purchase of a couple of items missing from their list. They still need:
* Antenna phasing device for 2 element phased arrays for 30/40m
* A solid-state linear amplifier
If you feel you can help, please contact Paul at:

A Web site is currently under construction for this DXpedition. Stay tuned for more info.

Martin, ON4PO, will be active as J45PO between October 21-29th. Operations will be from the SX5P contest station on Rhodes Islands, so look for activity before and after the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th), especialy on 40 meters. During the contest, Martin will be the 40m operator. QSL via J45PO via ON4PO.

Keith, KJ5YU, is currently in GITMO and will be there until February 2010. He is expected to sign KG4YU. No QSNs have been reported yet nor what bands or modes he will be using. QSL via KJ5YU.

Just a reminder that a multi-national team of 18 operators will activate Midway Island (OC-030) between October 9-19th. The team will sign K4M and will operate from Sand Island (Reference numbers: USI OI-011S and Grid AL18). The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has authorized this amateur operation from this rare U.S. entity for only a 10 day period -- the first radio activity in almost 10 years. Midway Island ranks number 24 world-wide and number 13 in Europe on the DX Magazine’s “Most Wanted List”.

The updated team member list consists of operators: Joe/AA4NN, Franz/DJ9ZB, Max/I8NHJ, Kevin/K6TD, Kimo/KH7U, Craig/K9CT, Don/N1DG, Tom/ND2T, Paul/N4PN, Tom/N4XP, Arnold/N6HC, John/N7CQQ, Dave/ WB4JTT, Charlie/W6KK, Bruce/W6OSP, Art/WA7NB, Joe/W8GEX and James/9V1YC. In addition to the on the air team members, K4M is ably assisted by the following off island support team: Don/AA1V (Web support/online logs), Markus/DL9RCF (European Fund Raising), Dan/W5DNT (Logistics), Paul/W6XA (Radio Setup and Testing) and Margarett(XYL AA4NN - Finance), Janet/W8CAA (Fundraising) and Vrata/OK1KT (QSL Card Procurement).

Activity will be on 160-6 meters with 5 to 6 stations. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826.5, 3504, 7004, 10104, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 3799, 7078, 14200, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28475 kHz
RTTY - 7040, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080 and 28080 kHz
6m - 50115/CW and 50118/SSB
For more details, updates, online log, frequencies and bios, go to:

QSL via online QSL Service, direct (Midway 2009, Box 333, Bethlehem, GA 30620-9989 USA) or LoTW.


 Oct   5    AN         SOLAR REFERENCE
 Oct   6    AN         ---------------
 Oct   7    AN          AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
 Oct   8    AN          HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
 Oct   9    AN          LN - Low Normal
 Oct  10    AN
                        QUIET - The "A" index is expected to be between
                                0-7 and the "K" index will be 2 or less
                    UNSETTLED - The "A" index is expected to be between
                                7-16 and "K" index will be 3 or less
  ADDED NOTES BY LEE: Lee states, "It should be noted that some of the
  of the best DX'ing may be expected between October 17-28th. Always
  check the low bands......"
KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA (Ops are safe!)
Lee, KH6BZF, informs OPDX this past week that Larry, AH8LG, "American Samoa Amateur Radio Association" (ASARA) President, his XYL Uti/KH8FO and family are safe and sound after the tsunami hit KH8-land. He is currently on P/V solar power as the island power is spotty at best. Larry's shop in Pago Pago harbor did sustain some damage. KH8AA is reportedly also safe.

Members of the Balkan Contest Club (LZ1KZA) will organize a "World Flora Fauna" (WFF) expedition from Biosphere Reserve "Srebarna" (LZFF-016, WW. Loc. KN34MC) between October 9-11th. Their callsign will be LZ44WFF, and activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via the Bureau to LZ1KZA.

Members of the Czech HF Contest Team (OL7R) will be active using a special callsign, OK0K, in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Multi entry in Zone 15. QSL via OK1WMV, direct is preferred.

Marcel, PA9M, will be active from PA6Z superstation during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single- Band (80m) entry. QSL via PA9M. Visit the PA6Z superstation Web page at:


Operators John/K4BAI and Don/W4OC will be active as PJ4/homecall from K2NG/PJ4G rental QTH on Bonaire (IOTA SA-006, WLOTA L1279) between November 24th and December 1st. Also look for them to be active as PJ4A during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL all callsigns via K4BAI. E-mail requests for bureau cards will be accepted.

4W6AL UPDATE. Toze, CT1GFK, reports that the 4W6AL statistics are now available now at:

QSL cards will be printed during October. Please be patient!

NO BUREAU QSLS! DXer and QSL Manager Wayne, W5KDJ, reports that "I do not accept QSL cards via the Bureau. I will only confirm contacts via: direct QSL with SASE or SAE+(IRC or 1 USD), or using eQSL or LoTW." Wayne is the QSL Manager for: 3DA0KDJ, 5R8KD, A25KDJ, C91KDJ, SV0WWW, TF2WJN and YN2KDJ.

HAVE PATIENCE! More QSL cards were received this past week for the many UA4WHX operations. Vlad is still sending them out.

QSL UPDATE. Bill Horner, VK4FW, QSL Manager for many stations, reports: "I have returned home from my family holiday. In the last 4 days I have completed some 5000 QSL cards (NONE FOR 4W6FR )and have just about caught up with it all. On Monday (October 5th), there will be a major deposit made at the post office. The 4W6FR cards will not begin till probably xmas time as we have yet to print a card, and no logs are available till the op returns from 4W. Regards to all."

ZK2V QSL STATUS. QSL Manager Steve, N3SL, reports, "With the exception of about 100-125 cards that require 'special handling', the entire batch of DIRECT ZK2V cards should be to the post office on Tuesday (September 29th). That will be just shy of 1400 envelopes, confirming 2979 QSOs. Bureau cards will be tackled next."



QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: None reported this week!

Members of the Kristianstad Radio Amateurs Awards Group (SK7BQ) in Kristianstad (A city in former "Eastern Denmark", Sweden since 1658) inform that the most wanted station for the "Roskilde 1658 Award", SK1658DK, from Lund in the former Danish Province of Scania in southernmost Sweden will be active during the first weekends of October, November and December. There are a couple of hundred stations missing this station for the award. To qualify for this award, four out of seven callsigns in Sweden and Denmark with 1658 in their callsign have to be worked. On February 26th, special rules were applied to the award. For details, visit the award Web site at:

http://www.sk7bq.com/roskilde (entirely in English)
Look for the other special callsigns (SB1658OZ, SH1658DK, SH1658OZ and OZ1658ROS) to be active during the rest of the year. Look at the "Activity Calendar" in the menu on the above Web site which will be updated regularly until the end of the year. They report, "Unfortunately condx have been miserable from Sweden and Denmark to countries outside Europe but a few stations outside Europe have qualified for the award. The stations will be QRV on 20m and higher bands if they are open."

Pascal, F5PTM, is now active from Afghanistan as T6YA until sometime in December. Activity over the past weekend was on 40/30/ 20/17 meters CW. He is reportedly using a TS-850 into a G5RV antenna. QSL via F5OGL: Didier Senmartin, Box 7, 53320 Loiron, France.

TF, ICELAND (On the Birds!)
Tom, N2YTF, is currently operating as TF/N2YTF from Iceland. According to his (QRZ.com) page: "Iceland! I will be operating the FM satellites and HF (where time allows) from Iceland until Oct. 5th. Expect me to be on the birds QRP portable, sometimes with an Arrow Antenna for any passes between 1000 and 0000 UTC. Please help get the word out about my satellite operations." Check his QRZ page for more information.

Saty, JE1JKL, will be active as FM/JE1JKL/p from FM5BH's QTH between November 25-27th. Activity will also include the CQWW DX CW Contest, signing as TO5T, and as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via JE1JKL.

It was reported this past week that St. Maarten (PJ7) and Curacao (PJ2) will become separate countries within the Dutch Kingdom on October 10, 2010, and this date is irrevocable. HOWEVER, the two new countries are subjected to meet certain conditions before that date. If the two countries can meet these conditions, the the Netherlands Antilles will officially cease to exist.

Operators Les/SP3DOI, Jan/ SP3CYY, Wojciech/SP9PT, Jozef/SP9-31029 and Michel/FO5QB are now active as TX5SPA from Tubuai Island (OC-152) in the Austral Island group until October 12th. As this was being typed, the team has made about 9k QSOs. Remember, their goal is to make as many QSOs as possible, mainly with Europe on the lower frequency bands. If possible (propagation), they will also be working on all the higher bands. They are planning to be active on CW, SSB and RTTY (maybe PSK31). The QSL Manager for their DXpeditions is Wojciech, SP9PT. For more details and updates, go to:


Operators Sho/JA7HMZ (V63DX) and Keiichiro/JA7GYP will be active from Pohnpei (OC-010) between October 25-31st. Activity will be focused on the lower bands. QSL via their home callsigns. They will also be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry; possible part time participation. QSL via LoTW.

Operators Harry/DM5TI, Rene/DL2JRM, Tom/DL2RMC and Sid/DM2AYO will be active from here between November 21st and December 5th. The team plans to have two stations active 24/7 on 160-10 meters on all modes. They will use K3 radios with 600 watts+ amps. Activity will be focused on the lower bands, mostly on CW. The callsign VK9XX will be used during the DXpedition while VK9XW is used during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th). QSL via Dl1RTL, by the Bureau or direct. For complete details, visit the VK9XX Web site at:


Operators Frank/WA2VYA, Tony/W2WAS, John/W2GD and John/N2VW will be active as VP5T during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi/Multi/Dxpedition entry. QSL VP5T via LoTW, or via N2VW (by the Bureau or direct). Their activity will be from Providenciales (NA-002). Look for CW and operations on the WARC bands and 60 meters before and after the contest. Operators will sign using VP5/homecall. QSL to their home callsigns. No eQSLS. SWL QSLs are OK.

Ted, W3TB, will once again be active during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th), but this time signing as W3TB/VP9 (or possibly VP9I again) and will be a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Also, look for operations before and after the contest. QSL via N1HRA.

Members of the Radio Club Temuco (CE6TC) will be active as XR6T from the QTH of Gaston, CE6DBI, for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-? entry. Operators mentioned are: Alex/CE6SAX, Alex/ CE6DFY, Carlos/CE3AQI, Carlos/CE6CP, Marco/CE6VMO and Ramiro/CE6VMR. QSL via CE3FED, by the Bureau or direct to: Radio Club Temuco, P.O. Box 1234, Temuco, Chile.

Eric, K9GY, will once again be active as YN2GY from Octavio's, YN2N, QTH in Grenada, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. He will be there between November 25-30th. Outside of the contest, look for CW activity on 30/17/12 meters. QSL via LoTW or to his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

The members of the Radio Club Venezolano continue to activate all the states across Venezuela. Look for activity from the Monagas State as YW8AJ between October 9-12th. They will try to activate all bands and modes including some 2m. Operation is valid for the DEV award (Venezuelan States Award) and can be viewed at:

QSL via YV5AJ, direct or by the Bureau.

Members of the Bloemfontein Defence Amateur Radio Club members will be active as ZS9X from Bloemfontein during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-? entry. Operators mentioned are: Bernie/ZS4TX, Berney/ZS4U, John/ZS4S, Ronnie/ZS4RY, Jan/ZS4JAN and Denis/ZS4BS. QSL only via K3IRV. Read the interesting write-up at:


Four members of the Rio DX Group will activate Trindade Island (PY0T/SA-010) as ZY0T now scheduled for October 17-20th (not 11-16th as first announced, due to the Brazilian Navy schedules - and these days can be shifted 1 day either way). QSL via PY1NB DIRECT ONLY. See OPDX.927 for more details or visit their Web page at:


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