[OPDX] Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #883
Tedd Mirgliotta (KB8NW)
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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 883
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 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
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:
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:
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:
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
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 at 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:
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
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.
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
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:
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:
ADDED NOTE: The team is asking for soundfiles (mp3 or wav) and videos
(YouTube) of their operation. Please send them to: dl5ywm at 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
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:
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
UA4WHX QSLS. Reports are still coming out that individuals are still
receiving packages of QSLs from Vladimir's, UA4WHX, DXpeditions. Have
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:
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:
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,
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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