OPDX Bulletin 934 November 16, 2009

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 934
BID: $OPDX.934
November 16, 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, NJ1Q, NG3K & ADXO, WP3GW, N4AA & QRZ DX, KH6BZF, WB6RSE, W7ISG, K8YSE, A35A, Algarve STAR DX Team, AT International, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DX World of Ham Radio Web Site, E73Y, G3SWH, I1JQJ/ IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JT1CD, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, PS7YL, RSGB IOTA Web Site, SP5UAF, UR4LRQ, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3ZIK, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YT3W for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 8th-November, through Sunday, 15th-November there were 225 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, 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, FK, FK/c, FM, FO, FP, FR, FT5W, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, JA, JD/o, JT, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, 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, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T30, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/g, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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).

Just a reminder that Eric, F6ICX, will be active as 5R8IC from Saint Marie Island (AF-090) between November 17th and December 15th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. QSL via his home callsign.

Dim, UT5UGR, will be active as 6V7R from La Somone during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High- Power entry. QSL via UT5UGR.

Jacques, F6BEE, will once again be active as 6W1RW during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High- Power entry. QSL via LoTW or to F6BEE, by the Bureau or direct. Look for activity before the contest on 30/17/12 meters.

Operators Tom/GM4FDM and Ronald/PA3EWP are planning a DXpedition to Le Calao between January 26th and February 9th (2010). They will sign as 6W/GM4FDM and 6W/PA3EWP. Activity will be concentrated on the low bands and RTTY, with an emphasis on North America and Japan. Tom will attempt to upload his logs on LoTW (InterNet permitting), if not, he will upload them as soon as he arrives home. QSL 6W/GM4FDM via GM4FDM. QSL 6W/PA3EWP via PA7FM.

The Italian team is now active from Busua Beach until November 27th. Look for the group to activate Abokwa Island (AF-084) with one station on 20 meters only during their stay. The time of operation on the island will be planned day by day pending the sea condition and weather forecast. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes, 80-10 meters. The callsign 9G5TT will be used from the mainland while the callsign 9G5XX will be used from Abokwa Island. Operators mentioned are: Alfeo/I1HJT, Silvano/I2YSB, Carlo/IK1AOD, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/IK2HKT, and Donato/IZ2CHO. QSL via I2YSB, direct only. For more information and updates, go to:


By the time you read this Alan, G3XAQ, will be heading to Accra and is expected to be active as 9G5XA again. He will be there until December 4th. Activity will be CW only on 160-10 meters. No word on whether he will be in the CQWW DX CW Contest, but do not count it out. QSL via G3SWH. The log will be uploaded to G3SWH's Web site upon Alan's return at:


Paul, A35A, informs OPDX that Dave Lee, W6ZL/A35KL, has arrived in Nuku'alofa on the Island of Tongatapu (OC-049) the morning of November 11th. He will be in Tonga for about 6 weeks, but he probably won't be on the air until he gets to Ha'apai (OC-169). Pauls states, "He had no trouble clearing customs with all the radio gear and a brand-new Honda generator. Dave will remain in Nuku'alofa until the 20th, and then will fly up to Ha'apai. Tomorrow, however, he will airfreight all the gear to Lifuka Island, and the overhaul of the A35A station will then commence! The 'to do' list includes lots of antenna work, installation of additional filters in the K3, and re-wiring the shack. We're still 'on' for the CQWW CW contest."

A4, OMAN (Special Event)
Members of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society have activated special event station A43ND in celebrating Oman's "National Day". Activity will last until November 25th. Operations have been on 40/20 meters CW and 20/15 meters SSB, but look for activity on other bands and modes. QSL via A47RS.

The LARC (Lufthansa Amateur Radio Club) in cooperation with the Emirates Amateur Radio Society (EARS) will be operating out of Dubai as A65DLH between November 23-30th. Activity is planned for all bands 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th). They will QSL via the Bureau, but if you want to QSL direct, please only use the new IRCs as they will not be ready to print and distribute QSLs by December 2009. QSL via DO7ZZ. A blog has been set up at:


With the support of the Kharkov University Contest Club (UT7L), operator Igor, UY5LW, is once again active as C91LW from Maputo until December 3rd. He has been on the air since November 13th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using mostly CW with some RTTY and PSK operations. He will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single- Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Activity on 160 meters will depend upon his situation, however skeds are welcome at: uy5lw@ukr.net
QSL via UY5LW direct (QRZ.com). For more details, updates, logs and photos, please visit:


Luis, CO6LP, will be active during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/Low-Power entry. He plans to use only a dipole. QSL via CO6LP.

Members of the Algarve STAR DX Team will activate CR6A from Fuzeta-Barra Lighthouse on Armona Island (East Side) on November 22nd, between 0700-1300z. Activity will be on 40-15 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSO is valid for: ARLHS POR-116, DPRN FF-04, WFF CTFF-07, DIA Ai-04 and DFFA Fa-45. Operators mentioned are: CT1CQK, CT1EHX, CT1FNT, CT1GFK, CT1GPQ, CT1IUA, CT2GFJ, CT2HTN and CT2IHP. QSL via CT1GFK. For more info, visit:

Pictures and an online log will be available during activity on their Web site.

D2, ANGOLA (Update)
Paulo, CT1ITZ, continues to be active, but is now signing D2CQ (instead of D2PJB) from Porto Amboim, 300km from the capital Luanda, until November 29th. Activity is expected to be on 80-10 meters SSB only. However, his activity so far has been on 20 meters. He is using an Icom 706 and a Windom antenna. QSL via CT1IUA. For direct QSL, please send 2 USDs or one new IRC (ending 2013). QSLs without enough postage will go via Bureau.

Ranko,4O3A, will be active as D4C from Sao Vicente Island during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via IZ4DPV. For the latest information, check the D4C Web page at:


* Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following operation is approved for DXCC credit:

YI9TM - Iraq; Current Operation

* 7O1YGF REMINDER. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, states: "This is a reminder that free update for 7O1YGF Yemen cards will expire on December 31, 2009. Starting January 1, 2010 normal submission fees will apply. If you are planning to submit an update for this operation I strongly recommend that you do not wait for the last minute as mail around the holiday season is very heavy and delays can occur. All DXCC needs is the card and SASE, or, in LoTW do an application with just 7O1YGF and remember to select payment by mail on Part four and leave the paper QSO number at zero on Part two."

Champ, E21EIC, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/ALL-Band entry. QSL via LoTW. JA stations QSL via JR5XPG and all others via E21EIC. Visit Champ's Web page at:


E4, PALESTINE (Update)
A little more details about the upcoming E4X operation were released this past week. Specific dates were not announced yet, but the 2010 operation lead by Antonio, EA5RM, will have at least 3 stations on the air at the same time on different bands and modes. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (including 30/17/12 meters) using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies were announced:

  BAND   CW     SSB        RTTY
  ----  -----  -----       -----
  160m   1824   1845
   80m   3501   3780
   40m   7004   7056/7180   7035
   30m  10104              10140
   20m  14024   14195      14080
   17m  18074   18145      18100
   15m  21024   21295      21080
   12m  24894   24945      24920
   10m  28024   28495      28080
    6m  50103   50103
Some of the equipment has been listed on the E4X Web page, and the QSL route for the operation will be via EA5RM. An interesting survey is being taken on the Web site for bands/modes needed for this operation. The survey is in real-time (it lists the results and your callsign). It looks like there "may" be online logs during the operation. For updates and possible other details, visit the E4X Web page at:

Wut, HS8JYX, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via HS8JYX, LoTW, direct or eQSL. Visit his Web page at:


II0, ITALY (Special Event)
Look for special event station II0TRM to be active between November 16-22nd. Operations will be only CW. Suggested frequencies are: 3563, 7025, 10115 and 14045 kHz. Operators mentioned are Fabio/IK0IXI and other members of the Italian Naval Old Rhythmers Club (INORC). Activity is to celebrate the World's Champion Radio Tele- grapher T.R. McElroy (1901-1963). QSL by the Bureau or direct to IK0IXI: Fabio Bonucci, via delle Sterlizie, 10, Civitavecchia, RM I-00053, ITALY. For more details about Theodore R. McElroy, see:


AS-079. Take, JI3DST, will once again be active as either JS6RRR or JI3DST/JS6 from the Miyako Islands between November 21-30th. His activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th). He will operate mainly from Miyako-Jima (JIIA AS-079-005), but he may also operate from Ikema-Jima (AS-079- 001) and Kurima-Jima (AS-079-003). QSL by the Bureau only.

EU-118. (Update) RARE IOTA! Operators Oscar/EA1DR, George/EC2ADN, Christian/EA3NT, Col/MM0NDX and Bjorn/SM0MDG are planning a DXpedition to Flannan Isles (a extremely difficult island to land on) between June 1821st (2010). Callsign will be MS0INT. Last activation was in 2002 (also in 1989 and 1995). QSL Manager will be M0URX. More details and a Web site will be forthcoming.

EU-125. Juergen, DL4MAQ, will be active as OZ/DL4MAQ from Roemoe Island (DIA NS-001), in the Jylland West Group, between December 12-19th. QSL via his home callsign.

NA-153. (Update) Operators Zalo/XE3N, Jose/XE3PP, Benigno/XE2WK and Juan/XE3RR will be active as XF3RR from Isla Cerrito between December 10-14th. This operation is organized by the Radio Club Cancun, and it will be a low scale operation as the island is a protected area. QSL via EB7DX. Suggested frequencies are:
SSB - 3790, 7060, 14260, 18140 and 21260 kHz
RTTY - 3585, 7044, 10104, 14085, 18104 and 21085 kHz

Khos, JT1CD, wants to remind everyone that next weekend is the "2009 Mongolian DX Contest (CW/SSB)", November 21-22nd. The Mongolian Amateur Radio Society (MARS) promotes and organizes the "Mon- golian DX Contest". MARS has the honor to invite all licensed amateurs and SWLs throughout the world to participate the annual "Mongolian DX Contest". For rules, go to:

Also, plan to be active in the "2010 Mongolian DX Contest (RTTY)", to be held January 9-10th. For rules, go to:
Members of the Mongolian Amateur Radio Society (MARS) will be active as JT1T during the Mongolian DX Contest (CW/SSB), November 21-22nd. Operators Enkhbayar/JT1DA and Nekhiit/JT1DN will be a Multi-Op/ All-Band/Mixed-Mode entry. QSL via LoTW or via the address on (QRZ.com). KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (For November 16-22nd)
 Nov  16    AN         SOLAR REFERENCE
 Nov  17    AN         ---------------
 Nov  18    HN-LN       AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
 Nov  19    AN          HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
 Nov  20    AN          LN - Low Normal
 Nov  21    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
SPECIAL NOTE FOR VHF'ER: Lee reported that the 2009 Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak on November 17th. Look for a sprinkling of meteors over North America and a possibly an outburst over Asia. For more deatils, please refer to:

DISTURBANCES TO PROPAGATION (Webinar). The Potomac Valley Radio Club will be hosting a Webinar presentation by Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA. The event will be held on Thursday, November 19th at 9 PM EST (November 20 - 0200z). Discussion will be on disturbances to propagation, which "may" take place during some days in Cycle 24 and (possibly!) we "may" start seeing more solar flares, radio blackouts, and geomagnetic field activity. To understand these disturbances, join K9LA as he explains them and provides real world examples tied to our amateur radio operations. The event is free and open to the amateur community. Pass the word. To register go to:


Operators John/K3CT and John/K3TEJ will be active as KP2/K3CT and KP2/K3TEJ, respectively, between November 24th and December 1st. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-? entry using the callsign KP2M. Outside of the contest, their activity "usually" will have an emphasis on 160m and 30/17/12 meter bands using CW and RTTY. QSL KP2M via AI4U. QSL their KP2/homecall to their home addresses.

Operators Willfried/DF4PD, Detlef/DK3QZ, Joerg/DL3QQ, Kai/DL3HAH, Hans/DL1XW, Chris/DL7CS, Mike/DF3VM, Stefan/DL5XX and Philippe/ LX2A will be active as LX7I during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-Multi entry (for the first time). QSL via LX2A. Visit the following Web page at:


Ian, G3WVG, will be active as MZ5B from Eshaness, Shetland Island (EU-012, IOSA SH01, SCOTIA SI11, ARLHS SCO-075, BARLS A3838, WLH GM-026, WLOTA LH-0867, WAB HU27) during CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??m) entry. QSL via LoTW or to G3TXF, direct or by the Bureau.

Members of the Central Arizona DX Association are pleased to announce the officers for the year 2010:

Jim Henderson, KF7E - President
Al Koblinski, W7XA - Vice President
Bill Maynard, W7ZT - Secretary
Bill Ellis, WB9CAC - Treasurer
Jim Hoggard, K7MY - Board Member at Large, two-year term
Bob Hansen, NA7RH - Board Member at Large, one-year term
Mike Johnson, KW7V - Past President

NP3, PUERTO RICO (Special Event)
Members of the Western Amateur Radio Club will activate special event station NP3M/516 this coming Thursday, November 19th, starting at 0000z to 2359z. Activity is to commemorate the 516th anniversary of the discovery of Puerto Rico. Operations will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and possibly PSK31. QSL via NP3M.

Just a reminder that Chris, DO7AG, is expected to be in the South Pacific with his family between November and January. He plans to be active as 5W1QX from Western Samoa and A31CE from Tonga. Activity will only be on 40 and 20 meters (this is due to the type of license he has). Complete dates of activation have not been announced yet. Be listening.

Operators Andrea/IK1PMR, YL Claudia/K2LEO/PA3LEO, Wil/PA0BWL, Joe/AA4NN, Franz/OE2SNL and Gerhard/DJ5IW are expected to be active from the following Pacific location between now and December 18th. The tentative schedule is as follows:

Samoa (5W) - November 11-18th; minus OE2SNL; Vaiala Beach Resort on the northern side of the Island of Upolu (OC-097); callsigns are: 5W0AP (IK1PMR), 5W0CF (PA3LEO), 5W0WL (PA0BWL), 5W0IW (DJ5IW) and 5W0JC (DJ7JC).
Tonga (A3) - November 19th- December 1st; Otuhaka Beach Resort on the western side of the Island of Tongatapu (OC-049); Group callsign for the CQWW DX CW Contest will be A31A; Individual callsign are: A31MR (IK1PMR), A31LEO (PA3LEO), A31WL (PA0BWL), A31SN (OE2SNL), A31IW (DJ5IW) and A31JC (DJ7JC).
New Zealand (ZL) - December 2-5th; Waiheke Island (OC-201); Callsigns are: ZL/IK1PMR, ZL/PA3LEO, ZL/PA0BWL, ZL/OE2SNL, ZL/DJ5IW and ZL/DJ7JC.
South Cook Islands (E5) - December 5-12th; Rarotonga (OC-013); Callsigns are: E51PMR, E51LEO, E51BWL, E51SNL, E51XIW and E51NAA.
Singapore (9V) - December 15-17th; Callsigns are: 9V1/IK1PMR, 9V1/PA3LEO, 9V1/PA0BWL and 9V1/DJ7JC.

Activity is planned for 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. The team will use three Elecraft K2/100 with DSP and amps. For more inform- ation and updates, watch:


PW2, BRAZIL (Update/Special Event)
Special event station PW2SIDC has been active from several Brazilian states since October 22nd, and will be on the air until November 30th (not the 22nd as first announced and also no activity from Fernando de Noronha Island). Activity is in celebration of V DEFENCIL - V International Conference of Civil Defense - to be held between November 17-20th, at Anhembi - Meeting & Conventions of Sao Paulo City, with the participation of RENER - National Emergency Network Amateur Radio. Operators mentioned are: Monica/PS7YL, Ed/PS7DX, Flavio/PT2IW, Murilo/PR7AYE, Paulo Cesar/PT2PC, Alisson/PU5AAD, Angel/PT2ZUY, Junior/ PY2ZA and Silva/PY8ELO. Operations have been on 40/20 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via PS7YL, by the Bureau, eQSL or direct to: Monica Freitas, Av. Sao Miguel dos Caribes 31, Natal, RN 59086-500 Brazil. QSL will be sent out after November 30th, after receipt and consolidation of logs received from the various operators.

Algarve STAR DX Team announced that the 4W6AL QSL cards have arrived from LZ3HI (printer). Direct requests will be answered very soon. All 4W6AL information can be found on:


7X0DX & 9M8DX QSL INFO UPDATE. Tom, SP5UAF, reports: "At the begining of November 1st, received 7X0DX and 9M8DX directs unanswered by late DL4DBR. As perhaps you remember Ted, DL4DBR, passed away at the begining of 2009 and during last months of his life he was not able to deal with QSL cards (basicaly callsigns 7X0DX and 9M8DX managed by him). Ted's wife, Renia, DL3DBR, was for some time too affected by the loss to prepare the package of unanswered QSLs. She tried many times but always started to cry. She sent me the package of unanswered direct QSLs at the beginning of November. Now all of them are answered and sent to recipients. However, there is a problem with cards sent via DL4DBR via the bureau. Ted, DL4DBR, had computer records but unfortunately all data was lost. So if anyone is still waiting for a bureau card, please re-send your card via the bureau via SP5UAF or send an e-mail request to my e-mail tom.sp5uaf@gmail.com or sp5uaf@sp5zcc.net ."

TF4X QSL ROUTE. Phil, G3SWH, informs OPDX that he has been appointed the QSL Manager for TF4X. There is already a log search facility on his Web site and any direct QSL requests already sent to TF4X will be forwarded to him.

NOT THE QSL MANAGER FOR V51AS. Steve, WB6RSE, reports that he has received another request for V51AS. Steve states, "I am NOT and never have been the QSL Manager for Frank, V51AS. He told me in 2003 that his mail is routinely pilfered. Frank's QRZ.com page now shows an address in Germany: Frank Steinhauser, Am Rosenkothen 17, 40880 Ratingen, Germany."

Acim, YT3W, informs OPDX that logs for both YT1AD and YU1DW Pacific tour are on online at:

The logs include: 3D2AD, 3D2DW, 5W7A, 5W0DW, KH8/N9YU, T30AW and T30M.



Members of the UA2 Contest Club will be active as RW2F in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via DK4VW.

Dimitrios, SV9COL, will be active in the CQWW CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or to SV9COL.

Aurelio, IZ0EGM, will be active as T70A during ARRL 10 Meter Contest between December 12-13th, using CW and SSB. QSL information is on (QRZ.com).

Serge, F6AUS, will be active as FG/homecall from Les Saintes (NA-114) until March 2010. His activity will include contests, but he will be using the callsign TO4D. Look for him to possibly be on 160 and 80 meters. QSL via his home callsign.

Albert, F5VHJ, will once again be active as TO5A during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or via F5VHJ.

Jovica, E78A (aka 6W1SJ, ex. T98A, ST0RM, ST2A), who has been in Chad since September 25th, has received his renewed TT8JT license and will be on the bands during the next three or four weeks from Abeche (GL: KK03KU). As in 2008, the main purpose of Jovica's travel to Chad is his work for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Activity will be mostly CW during his free time. Activity during CQWW DX CW Contest is not confirmed at this moment. QSL via E73Y: Boris Knezovic, P.O. Box 59, BA-71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, or via E7 bureau.

Operators George/AA7JV and Tomi/HA7RY continue to be active as TX3A until December 6th. As of print time, their log shows about 16k QSOs. Activity has be on all HF bands but with an emphasis on the lower bands. Modes used have been on CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via HA7RY. For more detailed information and updates, visit their Web page at:


Pai, VU2PAI, in Mangalore, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. He will try to be active on 160 meters, if possible, with a new Inverted L antenna. QSL via VU2PAI direct ((QRZ.com) address).

Alfredo (Al), WP3C, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m) entry. QSL via W3HNK.

The international team of operators active as XR0Y from Rapa Nui are now QRT. For more details, please see their Web page at:


Peter, NO2R, will once again be active as XU7ACY from Sihanouk Ville. He will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Lower-Power entry. QSL via W2EN.

Paul, N6PSE, has reportedly been issued the callsign of YI9PSE by the Iraqi Ministry of Telecom and is currently planning a 6-8 person DXpedition to Northern Iraq (Kurdistan) for late spring/early summer of 2010. There will be three stations on the air from the International Hotel in Erbil, Northern Kurdistan (near Turkey). Operations are expected to be on all bands and modes. More details are forthcoming.

Bob, G4DBW, will once again be active as ZD8RH. His activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or to G4DBW.

Members of the East Coast Contesters ZM2M Team will be active using a new callsign, ZM4T, in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are: Lee/ZL2AL, Stan/ ZL2ST, Holger/ZL3IO, Peter/ZL2LF and Mike/ZL2FAR. QSL via ZL2AL, direct or by the bureau. Visit the ZM2M Web page at:


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