OPDX Bulletin 987 November 29, 2010

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 987
BID: $OPDX.987
November 29, 2010
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, N3SL, NG3K & ADXO, N4AA & QRZ DX, KL7JR, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), AT International, CO8TW, DF4SA, DL1SBF, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, OH2BN, OH6BG, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's- DX-Newsdesk, RN3RQ, RSGB IOTA Web Site, SP5UAF, UA9CDV, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE8EV, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), VK3PC and VU2PAI for the following DX information.

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

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 20th-November, through Friday, 26th-November there were 231 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, 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, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZK2, ZL, ZL7, ZL8, 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).

3B8, MAURITIUS
Jacques, F1BCS, will once again be active as 3B8/F1BCS from Mauritius (AF-049) between November 29th and December 17th. Activity will be on 20/17/15 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK. He will be using an IC-7000 into a 3 element beam. QSL per operator's instructions.

3V, TUNISIA
Andrei, RA9CKQ, will be active as 3V3A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Activity will only be during the contest and possibly a little before. QSL per operator's instructions.

4W6, TIMOR-LESTE
"DX-WORLD.NET" reports that Stuie, VK8NSB, is currently in the planning stages at the moment for a DXpedition to Timor-Leste (OC-232) in July 2011 (possibly for the IOTA Contest). He is inviting any interested amateurs in joining the DXpedition team by E-mailing him at: vk8nsb@hotmail.com

5Z, KENYA (Update)
Sig, NV7E/ZS6SIG, who has now relocated from Pretoria, South Africa, to Nairobi, Kenya, is now signing 5Z4EE for the next four years. Sig originally had the 5Z4EE callsign back in the 1980s. Activity will be on all bands 160-10 meters. Look for Sig to be in the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 19-20th) and ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 5-6th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Please QSL via NV7E or at the address shown for 5Z4EE on (QRZ.com).

5Z, KENYA
Nick, 5Z4LS (aka G3RWF), will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op entry and using a special callsign 5Z1N for the contest. QSL via his home callsign.

A7, QATAR (Update)
Members of the Lufthansa Amateur Radio Club (LARC) in cooperation with the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS - A71A) will be active as A71DLH from here between November 27th and December 3th. Activity will be on all bands using CW, SSB and the Digi modes.
ADDED NOTE: If internet is available, the German team plans a live transmission from this DXpedition via the German ATV Repeater DB0DLH. You have the possibility to watch this transmission via live stream (a VLC Media Player required) at:

http://www.d-atv.net/db0dlh.m3u

B7, CHINA
A Chinese team of operators will activate B7P from Foshan City (WW. Grid OL63NA), nearby Guangzhou City, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are Terry/BA7NQ (leader), JinQuan/BD7JC, Chow/BA7JK, Yang/BD7IXG, Paul/ BA7JS, Wu/BA7IA and Junxiang/BD7IN. All QSLs will be sent via Bureu. For direct cards, please QSL via their manager BD7IXG.

CN, MOROCCO
Stefano, IK2QEI, will be active as CN3A from Safi during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW or via I2WIJ.

CO, CUBA
Look for the following Cuban stations to be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th):

     CO8LY - Operator Eduardo as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/Low-Power. QSL via EA7ADH.
     CO8TW - Operator Juan as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power. QSL via HB9SVT. An online log will be available after the contest at: http://www.qsl.net/co8tw

CR3, MADEIRA ISLANDS
Jose, CT1BOH, will be active as CR3E from Madeira Island (IOTA AF-014, Grid IM12JU, ITU Zone 36) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band. QSL via W3HNK. Visit his contest page at:

http://www.qsl.net/ct1boh/cr3e.htm

DX0, SPRATLY ISLANDS (Update - The Spratlys DXpedition gets wings!)
Jim Linton, VK3PC, Public Affairs for the DX0DX DXpedition, sent out the following press release on November 26th: "With just over 40 days to go before the month-long DX0DX DXpedition, comes news that the operators will now fly to Thitu (Pag-Asa) Island rather than taking a 30 hour plus trip by sea.

Team Leader, Chris Dimitrijevic, VK3FY & DU8/VK3FY, said while flying had been an option in early planning, when the boat that would have ferried the operators was damaged in heavy sea and needing substantial repairs, aviation transport to and from the island became available.

The charter of a twin-engined aircraft adds to the expense of the DXpedition and the personal costs for all taking part in it. Smaller sea transport will still be used to get equipment and supplies to the island.

The 37 operators from 15 countries are ready to arrive and take part in three teams to put DX0DX on air from 6 January to 1 February 2011, including the CQ World Wide 160m CW Contest. The special DX entity The Spratlys Islands (IOTA AS-051) will have a big presence on all bands.

Chris, VK3FY & DU8/VK3FY, said, 'There is a real excitement within the amateur radio community about this particular DXpedition, and most of the operators just can't wait to be part of action.

It is much more than activating a rare DX spot. There is no doctor or health service on the island. As part of a humanitarian contribution, two DXpedition members who are doctors, Josette Docherty/VK2FXGR and Edward Soriano/4F1OZ, will provide medical checks to the island's residents.'

It was announced today that Amateur Radio Victoria, VK3WI, had voted to make a substantial donation directly to purchase medical supplies for use as part of the humanitarian effort.

In other news, Chris Dimitrijevic, VK3FY & DU8/VK3FY, announced that for the 160m band DX0DX will have two 65 foot Top Hat phased verticals and a back-up Titanex V1602E antenna.

'The DXpedition will be doing its utmost to satisfy the demand for contacts on the Top Band, as demonstrated by it having the highest sought after rating in the DX0DX website online survey,' he said.

All equipment for the DXpedition will have arrived in The Philippines. Earlier it was reported how eight HF Yagi antennas had been pre-assembled and tuned, ready for construction and erection on the island.

The Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA) has appointed DX0DX team member, Dindo Garcia, DV1UD, as the PARA liaison person to handle all Bureau of Customs requirements.

Thank you to the generous corporate sponsorship that makes the DXpedition possible by providing equipment and other needs, plus funding support from DX groups, clubs, and individual radio amateurs.

For more information about the DXpedition please check out the www.dx0dx.net website which has just been extensively updated."

EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS
Juan, EA5BM, will be active as EA6FO during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. Operation will be from formerly EA6IB QTH.

ED9, CEUTA & MELILLA
Operators Paul/DF4SA, Andreas/DL9USA and possibly some EAs will be active as ED9M from Ceuta during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via DL9USA.

ED9, CEUTA & MELILLA
Operators Jorge/EA9LZ, Zoli/HA1AG, Lacy/HA3NU, Andreas/DL9USA and Con/DF4SA will be active as ED9M during the CQWW DX CW Contest (Novemebr 27-28th) as a Multi/Single entry. The team arrived on Wednesday, and installed two fully equipped stations using 2 Spiderbeam Yagis for 20-10 meters, dipoles for 40 meters and a fiber- glass/wire verticals for 160/80 meters. They will install a 40m Mono- band Spiderbeam before the contest, and are looking forward to working everyone on all bands! QSL via HA1AG. They will confirm all QSOs auto- matically via the Bureau.

H4, SOLOMON ISLANDS
Shane, VK4KHZ, is expected to be active as H44DA and arrive in Honiara on Guadalcanal Island (OC-047), January 6th and depart on January 16th (2011). Activity will be holiday style primarily on 6 meters on a daily basis, subject to favourable conditions, but he will also do some activity on the HF bands as time permits. He will use a Yaesu FT847 with a 500 watt amp into a 3 element yagi for HF and 3 element yagi for 6m. QSL via VK4KHZ.

HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Operators Yukon John/KL7JR and XYL Claire/WL7MY will be active as HI3/KL7JR from Hispaniola Island (NA-096) between March and May in 2011. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB. QSL via info QRZ.com (CBA). E-mail for skeds at: kl7jr@yahoo.com Antenna farm links:

http://www.hamuniverse.com/kl7jrhorizminibeams.html
http://www.hamuniverse.com/kl7jrslopingdelta806.html

HS8, THAILAND
Voravut, HS8JYX, in southern Thailand, is planning to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15)/Low-Power entry. QSL via HS8JYX, LoTW or eQSL. Visit his Web page at:

http://www.hs8jyx.com

IOTA DXPEDITION
The MS0INT group, which activated the Flannan Isles (EU-118) in June this year, is planning another operation for next year but will activate several islands this time between June 15-22nd. The team will once again be led by Col/MM0NDX. The other members of the team will include George/EA2TA, Christian/EA3NT, Vincent/F4BKV, Simon/ IZ7ATN, Bjorn/SM0MDG and possibly two more operators. The islands to be activated are: Benbecula (EU-010), Grimsay (EU-010), Baleshare (EU-010), North Uist (EU-010), Berneray (EU-010), St. Kilda (EU-059)and Monach Isles ((EU-111). Their plans could change quite suddenly due to weather and seas in the area. More details are available on the MS0INT Web page at:

http://www.ms0int.com
A new Web page with the full details will be activated soon. QSL Manager will again be Tim, M0URX.

IOTA NEWS
AN-018. Mike, VP8DMH, hopes to be able to be active from the Fossil Bluff Base Station on Alexander Island early next year. This depends if he can fly out to visit for a while. If so, he will only be able to operate casually.

EU-012. (Update) Barring any weather or ferry problems, Chris, GM3WOJ/ ZL1CT, departs Wednesday morning, November 24th, for the Shetland Islands (GM) where he will be a Single-Op/All-Band/ High-Power entry in this week's CQWW. The callsign will be the rarely used GZ7V. Logs will be uploaded into LoTW, and that is the ONLY method of QSLing for this operation. No paper cards will be printed. Various Web sites listing N3SL as the QSL Manager are incorrect. For updates, check the Web page at:

http://www.gm7v.com

NA-129. John, VE8EV, will be on Banks Island (Grid CQ71) between November 27-28th. He is expected to be active as VE8EV/p. He states,"I am not sure which satellite passes I will be on, but I will try to at least be on all the HO-68 (SSB) and AO-51 passes that favor North America and Europe." He will also be on the HF bands, mostly SSB and some activity in the CQWW DX CW Contest. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. Watch for possible updates on his Blog page at:

http://ve8ev.blogspot.com

OC-139. Operators Ben/VK5ZMM and Dirk/VK5AUQ will be active from Kangaroo Island between November 28th and December 1st. Activity will be modes SSB (VK5AUQ) and Digital (VK5ZMM). QSL both callsigns via PA2C. Look for cards to be printed after their operation in mid-December.

SA-008/
SA-091
. After his activity on Riesco Island (SA-091) on November 26th, look for Jean-Pierre, F5AHO, to be active as LU/F5AHO from Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego (SA-008), between December 2-5th. He may also activate two other IOTAs. Activity will be on 20 and 17 meters using SSB and PSK. QSL via F5AHO.

J6, ST. LUCIA
Guy, N7UN, one of "The "Buddies in the Caribbean" DXpedition group (see OPDX.984), will be active as J68UN between December 5-13th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct or LoTW.

KG6, GUAM (OC-026)
Joel, KG6DX, will be active as KG6DX in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/High-Power entry. He states, "USA please look long path 1300z". QSL via KG6DX, CBA or (QRZ.com) address. Also LoTW.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (For November 29-December 5th)

 Nov  29    AN          SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS
 Nov  30    AN-HN       --------------------
 Dec   1    AN          BN - Below Normal
 Dec   2    AN          AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
 Dec   3    AN          LN - Low Normal
 Dec   4    AN          HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
 Dec   5    AN          DIS  - Disturbed
                        VDIS - Very Disturbed

   GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
   ---------------------
   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
KP3, PUERTO RICO
Felipe, NP4Z, will be active as KP3Z during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via N4AO.

NAQCC NEWS RELEASE (NAQCC - Lifetime membership is FREE!!)
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QSL INFO AND NEWS


  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated November 26th)
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  3Z3PKC via SP3PKC         ED5SS via EA5SS             PJ5/SP6EQZ via SP6EQZ
  4L/UT5EO via UT5EO        ED9M via HA1AG              PJ7/K1GI via JG2BRI
  5Z4LS via G3RWF           EG1RDC via EA1RCI           PZ5T via VE3DZ
  6Y5/M0YCM via K1YCM     FM/JE1JKL/P via JE1JKL   SU/HA3JB via HA3JB (direct)
  9A/IW2BRB via IW2BRB      GM7V via N3SL               T88WJ via JS3LSQ
  9A10P via 9A-Bureau       HC2/SM0COP via SM5COP       TO3A via VE3EY
  9H3TX via DL5XAT          HK0GU via DL7VOG            V5/DK2WH via DK2WH
  9J3A via S57S (direct only) IH9/I2YSB via I2YSB (direct) V63YT via JE1SCJ
  9Q6CC via CX2CC           KC4AAA via K1IED (direct only) VP2E/W1UE via W1UE
  A70LH via DL0LH           KH2/N2NL via W2YC           Z24EA via DL4EA
  A71DLH via DL0LH          LX/ON5QRP/P via ON5QRP      ZA/HA1DRR via HA1DRR
  CT7/OJ0M via OH1NOA       OD67NJ via EA5BYP           ZA/HA1ZN via HA1ZN
  CT7/ON4LO/P via ON4LO     OD67QB via YO3FRI           ZA3HA via HA8MT
  CT9/DL1CW via DL1CW       OE50EMC via OE3EMC          ZD8O via OH0XX
  CT9/DL5AXX via DL5AXX     PA/DL1EKO/P via DL1EKO      ZF2PI via K5PI
  CT9/W2LK via W2LK         PJ2/N8ND via N8ND           ZK2A via PA3LEO
  EA9/HA3NU via HA3NU       PJ2/WI9WI via WI9WI         ZX2F via PY2FN
NEW QSL ROUTE. Jack, RN3RQ, announces that he will be receiving all the logs (since 2000) from Slava for UA2FL and R750Y. He is now the QSL Manager for Slava and will have the full colored QSLs printed up after the CQWW DX CW Contest.

VU2PAI ON LoTW. Pai, VU2PAI, informs OPDX that he has uploaded about 100,000 QSOs to the LoTW dating back from 1995. He states, "It is of course not complete as I still have a lot of logs which are on paper (especially from my IOTA activations to AS-096 and AS-161). I will try and convert them into electronic logs, but it will be a time consuming process!" Pai also mentions that he still has QSL cards for the following activations: VU2PAI/c, AT0PAI, AT2PAI, VU2PAI/50, IOTA cards for St. Marys Island (AS-096) and Sacrifice Rock Island (AS-161). He will be happy to QSL any of these older contacts. However, he suggests, "Please do not send green stamps or IRCs while sending QSL cards to me! IRCs are fine, no problem at all in the regular mail, but mail with dollars comes damaged or goes missing. Sending a QSL with green stamps must be sent via registered mail only!!! But there is no need for that at all."

He states, "I would prefer is if you can stick 2 or 3 beautiful stamps on your envelope when you send your card to me. But please do not forget a Self Addressed Envelope or a address sticker along with your QSL card. I still like to collect paper QSL cards as I like the personal touch. I have also been a keen collector of postage stamps from round the world since I have been a school boy! I will of course be uploading future logs to LoTW when QSOs are logged into the electronic logs." If you have any quries, please send him an E-mail at: vu2pai@gmail.com

QSLS VIA LoTW: 5V7TT, CE4CT, CN3A, CX/N3BNA, DL1CLM, DL5DF, DL5IAH, DU1/F4BKV, F1MWV, F8BJI, FJ/SM5ENX, FJ/SM5FUG, FO8RZ, FP/KV1J, G0DBE, G0WRE, GM2V, GM4WZL, HB9BIN, HB9MEJ, HG7T, HH2/OH2TA, HK6K, J39BS, JA1BOQ, JA1BPA, JA1CLW, JA1CQK, JA1FJL, JA1GHH, JA1WPX, JA2IVK, JA2MOG, JA8BNP, JA8TGI, JE1FQV, JE2OVG, JH1FVE, JH7VHZ, JL1SAM, JN4MIV, JO1WKO, KL7/N0HJZ, KL7RA, LY2YR, OA4SS, OE6IMD, OE9MON, OH7MN, OK1WCF, OK5W, OL1C, OM4EX, OY6FRA, PA3CSG, PA3PCV, PC4U, PC5W, PW7T, PZ5RA, R1ANC, RA3CQ, RA7A, RU9UC, RV3LO, RW0CR, RW0LT, RZ3FW, SP5XOV, SP6CIK, SP9ODY, SV1BTK, SV1AVD, SV1GYG, SV1OZ, SX25JMO, TF3Y, UE3XFF/3, UU2JQ, UY5AA, V26B, VE1OP, VE1VOX, VE6PL, VK4KW, VK5NE, VP2MDG, VP5DX, VP5T, VU2PAI, XU7ADI, YJ0HA, YO2DFA, YO4CSL, YS1ZC, ZK2DL and ZM4T

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5J0BV, 5T5AZ, 5T5BV, 9M6DXX/P, 9M6XRO/P, A71EM, AL7A, IS0E, J3/AA8LL, JA1WPX, JA2AH, KH2/N2NL, OM5MF, PJ2/OH1VR, PJ4N, PJ5/AH6HY, M0URX, V47KP, VB1H, V44KAI, VK4KW, VK4LDX/P, VK4UC, XW1B and YL2BJ

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE Reported This Week!

RADIO ARCALA WILL AIR THEIR STATION NETWORK FOR CQWW CW!
A press release by Jarmo, OH2BN, on November 23rd, states: "The 2010 CQWW CW will shortly be dominating the bands, only to prompt several OHs to leave their Northerly fireworks and head South. But at the same time, the fire is set at the home of OH8X, Radio Arcala, Northern Finland, right next to the Santa Claus Village in the spirit of Christmas.

www.santaclausvillage.info
So, the mother OH8X will be operated by Pasi, OH6UM, while the Azores, CR2X will have Toni, OH2UA, at the helm, and the OH2BH station will be piloted by Ilkka, OH1WZ, all in the Single-Op, All-Band category. Traveling to Turkey, TC4X will be Pertti, OH2PM, for a Single-Band effort while Pekka/OH2TA, Juha/OH1ND and Martti/OH2BH will fire up OH0X, Aland Islands, for a Multi-Op, Single-TX entry.

Adding to the OH CQWW fun from these rare ones will be Olli, OH0XX, from Madagascar as 5R8WW, Marko/OH6DO/N5ZO from Ascension Island as ZD8O and Jorma/OH2KI from Gibraltar as ZB2X.

Radio Arcala and their associates are here to contribute to the premier contesting event of the year and offer you another round of exciting multipliers."

QSL routes are:


      OH8X via OH2UA            ZD8O via OH0XX
      CR2X via OH2BH            ZB2X via OH2KI
      TC4X via OH2BH            OH0X via OH2TA
      5R8WW via OH0XX
T8, PALAU
Katsumi, JS1OHI, will be active as T88KO between January 1-2nd (2011). Activity will be on 40/17/15/6 meters SSB only. QSL via JS1OHI (JA stations: JARL Bureau or direct with SASE; DX stations: By the Bureau or direct with SASE + new IRC - NO USD). There will be NO e-QSL and LoTW. Direct address is: Katsumi Ochiai, 457-22 Shimoosaka, Kawagoe City, SAITAMA, 350-0812 JAPAN.

TM, FRANCE
Dominique, F5SJB, will be using the callsign TM5CW until December 6th. He will also participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th). QSL via F5SJB direct or by the Bureau to receive a special QSL. This card counts for the CW award for the city of Lons le Saunier.

UU5, UKRAINE
Members of the Crimean Contest Club will be active as UU5A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via LoTW or K2PF. Operators mentioned are: UU0A, UU2JQ, UU3JX, UU5DX, UU5JR and possibly others.

V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS (Update/IOTA Op)
Operators Yuri/N3QQ and Tim/NL8F will be in the Marshall Islands between November 30th and December 16th. Both operators will arrive on Majuro (OC-029) on November 30th. They will stay in V73-land until December 17th. The operators will travel to Enewetak Atoll (OC-087) where some of the equipment has already been prepositioned. Activity from OC-087 will take place between December 5-16th. Look for some possible 160m operations from Enewetak Atoll. The duo will activate the uninhabited Ujelang Atoll (OC-278 - an IOTA new-one) sometime around December 9-12th, for 2-3 days. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. Yuri's callsign will be V73QQ on Enewetak Atoll and V73RRC on Ujelang Atoll (OC-278). Tim, NL8F, will be active as V73CF from Enewetak Atoll (OC-087), Majuro Atoll (OC-029) and from Ujelang. QSL V73RRC and V73QQ via N7RO. QSL V73CF via K8NA. For updates/live GPS tracking, watch:

http://www.oc-278.ucoz.com

VE, CANADA (Zone 2)
Oleksiy, VE2XAA, will be active as VE2XAA/2 during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or VE2XAA.

VOACAP ONLINE (Update)
Jari/OH6BG and the VOACAP Online team now offers coverage area predictions at:

http://www.voacap.com/coverage.html
There is a new addition to the VOACAP Online HF prediction toolbox which has coverage area maps. The coverage area map service uses a familiar Google Maps interface with an added possibility to choose the TX QTH from a DXCC-type of a list of over 470 pre-defined locations all over the globe. Also entering a Maidenhead locator in the Name field and setting a coordinate point as the user's default TX location are supported.

The result map shows the probability to achieve a CW QSO from a TX site to a grid of RX sites. The prediction is plotted on a map of equidistant cylindrical projection, together with the grayline terminator and the position of the Sun.

This service should be of particular interest to DXpeditions and contest operators who want to find the most suitable times of operation on different bands. If a more accurate HF prediction between two locations is needed, then VOACAP-based point-to-point predictions are available at:

http://online.voacap.com

VP8, FALKAND ISLANDS
Look for VP8SCC to begin transmitting in Digital modes during December 2010. Activity is from the Falkland Islands Sea Cadet Corps unit. This is a young person's organization and is run with a nautical theme based on the traditions of the Royal Navy. The VP8SCC station is managed by John, VP8CWQ. QSL via: Falkland Islands Sea Cadet Corps, c/o PO Box 785, Stanley, FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands.

VP9, BERMUDA
Hans, SM3TLG, will be active as VP9/SM3TLG from Bermuda (NA-005) between December 15th. Details about bands/modes activity was not provided. QSL via his home callsign.

VU2, INDIA
Pai, VU2PAI, in Mangalore, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via VU2PAI direct (QRZ.com address). Also, see note under "QSL INFO AND NEWS".

Z2, ZIMBABWE
Mirek, VK6DXI (aka SP5IXI, 9M8DX, 9V1XE etc.), will once again be in Zimbabwe and will active as Z21DXI. He will arrive in Bulawayo on December 6th and leave on December 17th. As was the case in February during his first visit, this time it's also a business trip. Mirek said that this time he will be busier than during his February visit, so the time for operation on bands will be very limited. But Mirek always tries to do his best to be active. QSL Z21DXI via SP5UAF, by the Bureau, direct or an E-mail request. All direct QSLs for the February Z21DXI activity are now answered on a daily basis. Cards via the Bureau are sent usualy twice a month.

ZD9, TRISTAN DA CUNHA (Update)
Dieter, DJ2EH, is now active as ZD9T from Tristan da Cunha (AF-029) until December 8th. Activity will be on CW, SSB and RTTY on all bands. He is using a vertical for 16030 meters and a 3 element wire beam. QSL via DJ2EH.

ZL8, KERMADEC ISLANDS (Update)
The ZL8X group continues to be active from Raoul Island (OC-039) until December 5th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via DJ2MX. For updates:

http://www.kermadec.de
An online log search is now available for the ZL8X Kermadec DXpedition at:
http://www.kermadec.de/service/online_log/index.php

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       The following stations are expected to be active in the
        CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 27-28th, 2010)
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      Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2010 CQWW DX CW 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/cqc2010.html  (By call sign)
          http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqcd2010.html (By entity)
          http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqcz2010.html (By zone)
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 Contest        DXCC       CQZ     Class         QSL
Callsign       Entity                           Route
------------------------------------------------------------------------
3V3A           Tunisia     33      SOAB LP
4L5O           Georgia     21      SOSB 80M     N3SL
4L8A           Georgia     21      SOAB         LoTW; QSL via K1BV
4L0A           Georgia     21      SOAB HP      LoTW
5B/HA5PP       Cyprus      20      SOSB         HA5PP
5C5T           Morocco     33      M/S          EA5YU; QSL via EA Buro/direct
5N7M           Nigeria     35      SOSB 10M     OM3CGN
5R8WW          Madagascar  39                   OH0XX
5X1XA          Uganda      37      SOSB 20M     G3SWH
5Z4EE          Kenya       37      SOAB LP      NV7E
6V7Y           Senegal     35      SOAB HP      RX3RC; QSL via Buro or direct
8N5A           Japan       25      M/M          Buro Auto
8Q7DV          Maldives    22      SOAB HP      UA9CLB
9H3TX          Malta       15      M/2          DL5XAT
9J3A           Zambia      36      SOAB LP      S57S
9L5VT         Sierra Leone 35      M/2          G3SXW; QSL via LoTW
9M2CNC       West Malaysia 28      SOSB 20M     LoTW; QSL via eQSL and G4ZFE,
                                                Bureau or direct
9M6/KM0O     East Malaysia 28      SOAB
9Y4W     Trinidad & Tobago 09      SOSB 20M     DL4MDO
AH2R           Guam        27      M/S          LoTW; QSL via JH7QXJ
AH0BT      Mariana Islands 27      M/2          7L1FPU
AM5M           Spain       14      M/S          EA5RS
B7P            China       24      M/S          BD7IXG
C5A            Gambia      35      M/M          OM2FY; QSL via Buro or direct
C6AKX          Bahamas     08      SOSB 20M     WA4WTG
C6AQQ          Bahamas     08      SOAB LP      ND3F
C6ARR          Bahamas     08      SOSB 160M    WA4WTG
C6ATA          Bahamas     08      SOSB 40M     WA4WTG
CD1R           Chile       12      SOSB 15M     CE1RKV
CE1CR          Chile       12      SOSB 10M     CE1RKV
CE3AA          Chile       12      SOSB         CE3AA
CE3G           Chile       12      M/S          CE3WDH
CO8LY          Cuba        08      SOSB 15M     EA7ADH
CO8TW          Cuba        08      SOAB LP      HB9SVT
CN2R           Morocco     33      SOAB HP      W7EJ
CN3A           Morocco     33      SO           LoTW; QSL via I2WIJ
CR2X           Azores      14                   OH2BH
CR3E           Madeira     33      SOAB         W3HNK
CR3L           Madeira     33      M/2          DJ6QT
CW5W           Uruguay     13      M/S          LoTW; QSL via CX6VM
DU1/JJ5GMJ     Philippines 27      SOAB LP      LoTW; QSL via JH5RXS
E21YDP         Thailand    26      SOSB 15M     E21YDP
E7DX  Bosnia & Herzegovina 15      M/S          E77E
EA6FO     Balearic Islands 14      SOSB 15M
EA6URA    Balearic Islands 14      SOSB 40M     LoTW; QSL via EA3AIR
EA8/DH5JG   Canary Islands 33                   DH5JG Buro
EA8CMX      Canary Islands 33      SOSB 80M     OH2BYS
EA8CUU      Canary Islands 33      SOSB         OH6CS Direct
ED8T        Canary Islands 33      SOAB         LoTW
ED9M       Ceuta & Melilla 33      M/?          DL9USA
EE2W           Spain       14      M/?          EB2BXL
EF8M        Canary Islands 33      SOAB HP      UA3DX
ER4A           Moldova     16      SOAB HP      RA4LW
ES9C           Estonia     15      M/S          ES5RY
EY8MM          Tajikistan  17      SOSB         LoTW; QSL via K1BV direct
FO8RZ     French Polynesia 32      SO HP        LoTW
FS             St Martin   08                   Home Call
FY5FY        French Guiana 09      SOAB LP      FY5FY
GJ2A           Jersey      14      SOAB HP      LoTW; QSL via K2WR or GJ3DVC
GM4O           Scotland    14      SOSB 20M     GM0IIO
GM5X           Scotland    14      SOAB         N3SL
GM0EGI         Scotland    14      M/S          LoTW; QSL via GM0EGI, Buro
                                                and direct
GZ7V      Shetland Islands 14      SOAB HP      LoTW
H7V            Nicaragua   07      M/S          W5PF
HD2M           Ecuador     10      M/M          SM6FKF
HK1AA          Colombia    09      SOSB 80M     HK1AA
HK1MW          Colombia    09      SOSB 10M     HK1MW
HK1N           Colombia    09      SOSB 40M     HK1N
HK1R           Colombia    09      SOSB 15M     HK1R
HK1X           Colombia    09      SOSB 20M     HK1X
HK0GU          San Andres  07                   DL7VOG; QSL via DARC Buro
                                                or direct
HQ2W           Honduras    07      SO LP        LoTW; QSL via HR2DMR direct
HS8JYX         Thailand    26      SOSB 15M     LoTW
HS0AC          Thailand    26      M/S          HS0ZFZ
IH9GPI       African Italy 33      M/M          IH9GPI
IH9R         African Italy 33      SOSB 40M     IZ1GAR; QSL via Buro or direct
IH9X         African Italy 33      SOSB 80M     IK1QBT; QSL via Buro or direct
IM0/OL5Y       Sardinia    15      SOSB 15M
IR9Y           Sicily      15      M/2          IT9ABY
IU9T           Sicily      15      M/S
J28AA          Djibouti    37      SOAB LP      LoTW; QSL via K2PF
J28RO          Djibouti    37      SOAB HP      F8DFP
KG6DX          Guam        27      SOSB 15M     LoTW; QSL via KG6DX, direct
KP2M        Virgin Islands 08      M/?          AI4U
KP3Z           Puerto Rico 08      SOAB HP      N4AO
LN3Z           Norway      14      M/S          LA9VDA
LS1D           Argentina   13      M/S          LW9EOC
LX7I           Luxembourg  14      M/2          LX2A
LY7A           Lithuania   15      M/M          LY2ZO
LZ9W           Bulgaria    20      M/M          LZ1PM
MD4K           Isle of Man 14      SOSB 15M     G3NKC
MD6V           Isle of Man 14      SOSB 20M     G3NKC
MJ0ASP         Jersey      14      SOSB 15M     LoTW
MW5B           Wales       14      SOSB 80M     G3TXF
NH2T           Guam        27      SOAB HP      LoTW
OH5Z           Finland     15      M/S          LoTW
OH8X           Finland     15      SOAB HP      OH2UA
OH0X         Aland Island  15      M/S          OH2TA
OH0Z         Aland Island  15      SOAB HP      W0MM
OP4K           Belgium     14      SOSB         OP4K; QSL via Buro or direct
OQ3R           Belgium     14      SOSB 40M     ON4RU; QSL via Buro or direct
OZ5E           Denmark     14      M/2          LoTW
P3N            Cyprus      20      SOAB HP      RW3RN
P40L           Aruba       09      M/S          WA3FRP
P40W           Aruba       09      SOAB         LoTW; QSL via N2MM
PJ4A           Bonaire     09      M/S          K4BAI
PJ5/SP6EQZ    St Eustatius 08      SOAB HP      SP6EQZ
PT5T           Brazil      11      SOAB HP
PW2D           Brazil      11      M/S          M0OXO
PW2F           Brazil      11      SOSB 10M     PY2NA
PX2A           Brazil      11      SOSB 15M     PY2WB
PZ5T           Surinam     09      SOAB HP      VE3DZ
RA0FF        Russia (Asia) 19      SOAB LP      LoTW; QSL via RA0FF, direct
RA0FU        Russia (Asia) 19      SOAB HP
RW2F           Kaliningrad 15      M/?          DK4VW
ST2AR          Sudan       34      SOAB LP      S53R
SU/HA3JB       Egypt       34      SOSB         HA3JB Direct
T70A           San Marino  15      SOAB HP      T70A Buro
TA3KM          Turkey      20      SOAB         OZ1AA
TC3A           Turkey      20      M/2          LZ1NK
TC4X           Turkey      20      SOSB         OH2BH
TC7M           Turkey      20      SOAB         R5GA
TF3CW          Iceland     40      SOSB 20M     LX1NO
TK5A           Corsica     15      SOAB         IZ8GCB Direct
TM4Q           France      14      M/S          F6FYA
TM0R           France      14      M/S          LoTW; QSL via F5GGL
TO3A         St Barthelemy 08      SOAB         VE3EY
TO5T           Martinique  08      SOAB HP      JE1JKL
UP7A           Kazakhstan  17      SOSB 40M     UN7AL; QSL via Buro or direct
UU5A           Ukraine     16      M/?          LoTW; QSL via K2PF
UZ2M           Ukraine     16      M/S          US0LW
V26K           Antigua     08      SOAB LP      AA3B
V47NT     St Kitts & Nevis 08      SOAB HP      W2RQ
V63YT          Micronesia  27      SO           JE1SCJ; QSL via JARL Buro
                                                or direct
VE2XAA/2       Canada      02      SOAB         LoTW; QSL via VE2XAA
VK6AA          Australia   29      SOAB HP      DL8YR
VP2E/?         Anguilla    08      M/2          KQ1F
VP2M           Montserrat  08      M/2          K9CS
VP2V/N3DXX Br Virgin Island08      SOAB         KN5H
VP5CW       Turks & Caicos 08                   W5CW CBA
VP9I           Bermuda     05      SO           N1HRA
VU2PAI         India       22      SOAB HP      VU2PAI
VU2PTT         India       22      SOAB         LoTW; QSL via VU2PTT,
                                                Buro or direct
WP3C           Puerto Rico 08      SOAB LP      W3HNK
XU7ACY         Cambodia    26      SOAB LP      W2EN
YE1C           Indonesia   28      M/S          YE1C
Z24EA          Zimbabwe    38                   LoTW
Z37M           Macedonia   15      SOSB 20M     Z37M; QSL via Buro or direct
ZA3HA          Albania     15      M/?          LoTW
ZB2X           Gibraltar   14                   OH2KI
ZD8O      Ascension Island 36      SOAB         OH0XX
ZF1A         Cayman Island 08      M/S          LoTW; QSL via K6AM, Buro or
                                                direct
ZK2A           Niue        32      M/?          PA3LEO
ZL7NV       Chatham Island 32      SOSB 20M     LoTW; QSL via W6NV, direct
ZL7VR       Chatham Island 32      SOSB 15M     OH1VR
ZL8X       Kermadec Island 32      M/?          OQRS
ZM4T           New Zealand 32      M/2          LoTW; QSL via ZL2AL, direct
ZS2DL         South Africa 38      SOAB HP      NI5DX
ZX5J           Brazil      11      SOSB 15M

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