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Главная » 2011 » Декабрь » 4 » Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1039
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1039
11:08
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1039
BID: $OPDX.1039
December 5, 2011 (from Murfreesboro, Tennessee)
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, ARRL Letter, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, NJ1Q & ARRL DX, K2PF, NG3K &
ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4UEE, N4AA & QRZ DX, KH6BZF, KM6HB, N6GQ,
WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, KE8G, W8GEX (60m News), W9ILY, N0VD, WA0ROI, AT
International, CE3FZL, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com,
DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, GM0DEQ, I1JQJ/IK1ADH
& 425 DX News, JI5RPT, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, PS7AB,
PT7WA, RSGB IOTA Web Site, UT7UT, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF),
XV4Y and ZL3IO for the following DX information.

** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE: The bulletin was sent out (remotely) a day
  early this week because your editor is on the road heading back home
  to Ohio from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 27th-November, through Sunday, 4th-December there were 239
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R,
9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9,
AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2,
D4, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET,
EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI,
GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, 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, S0, S2, S5, SM, SP,
ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL,
TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK,
VK0M, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT,
XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, 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/R, ROTUMA. Antoine, 3D2AG, will be on a Christmas holiday with his
family and plans to do  small "green" radio operation as 3D2AG/p from
Rotuma (OC-060) between December 9th and January 9th, 2012. It is reported
that this will be a "small ecological barefoot activity on all bands
(80-6m) except 160m, sponsored by the French company 'TOTAL' within the
framework of the sustainable development of the insular communities of
the Pacific (supply of the batteries, the 3 solar panels of 50 watts and
QSLs)". His station will be 100w, using all modes (SSB/CW) with an ICOM
706, FT-757GX and Kenwood TS-440S, into a Spiderbeam 5 band antenna,
a 5 element yagi for the 6m and doublets for the 40/60/80 meters. This
station will be fed only by batteries and solar panels. A special QSL
will be printed on recycled paper to confirm the contacts. QSL via his
home callsign, direct only (QRZ.com address).

A3, TONGA (Family Holiday). NODXA/OPDX's good friends Holger/ZL3IO (DL7IO),
Birgit/ZL3IQ (DL7IQ) and daughters Sassi/ZL2GQ and little Xenia will be
going for a week long family holiday to Tonga in late January 2012. This
is not a planned DXpedition, but they will have a K3 and a vertical antenna.
Holger tells OPDX readers to look for A31IO (Holger), A31YL (Birgit) and
A31GQ (Sassi). However, he states that he can't promise too much activity,
but their licenses are valid for 1 year, and Tonga is only a 3 hr. flight
for them. This might be a preplude for a more serious activity. QSL via
their home callsign (see QRZ.com).

CE, CHILE. Héctor, CE3FZL, from the capital of Santiago, plans to be
active on SSB during the ARRL DX Contest, December 9-10th. QSL to his
home callsign (see more information in QRZ.com).

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the
following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
  5X1VJ – Uganda; 2011 Operation
Special thanks to John Sharp, K2SHA, for his help in acquiring this
supporting documentation!

E4, PALESTINE (Update). Peri, HB9IQB, who has been granted a license by
the Ministry of Telecommunications & Technology in Ramallah and plans to
be active as E44PM, is expected to be operational at 0001z, December 16th,
or possibly a few hours before that. Operations will last for 7 days. He
announced this past week, "Taking into consideration the many E-mails from
SSB Ops, I will try to spend not less than 20% of the time in that mode.
CW will be main mode." For more details and updates, visit the following
Web page at:            http://www.hb9iqb.ch/palestine.html

EM20/EN20/EO20, UKRAINE (Special Event). Members of the Ukrainian Amateur
Radio League (UARL) are celebrating their 20th anniversary using the
following special prefixes between December 1-30th. The current list of
the callsigns are (as known) as follows:
  EM20C via UX5PC        EN20UARL via UT5UIA    EO20K via UR4KWA
  EM20LTD via UR3LTD    EN20UO via UX5UO        EO20M via UX7MA
  EM20L via US0LW        EN20UP via UT4UP        EO20UD via UR7UD
  EM20UARL via UT7UT    EN20UZ via UR5UZ        EO20UM via UT0UM
  EM20UJ via UR5UJ      EN20W via UR5WA        EO20UR via UT7UR
  EM20UKR via UR7UC      EO20IGN via US7IGN      EO20X via UT5XA
  EM20UU via US7UU      EO20IM via UW5IM        EO20?? via UT2HC
  EM20V via UR2VA        EO20IO via UX3IO        E?20UU via UT7UU
  EN20C via UX7CQ        EO20IZ via UX5IZ        EO20ZZ via US0ZZ

ET3, ETHIOPIA (Update/Reminder). Operators Krassy/K1LZ, David/K3LP,
Al/K3VN, Bill/N2WB and Paul/N6PSE will be active from Addis Ababa between
December 8-13th. Activity will be from the ET3AA club station. The goals
of their trip are to install antennas at the Addis Ababa University,
administer VE Ham Radio Examinations and the creation of the "University
of Addis Ababa - Technology Incubation Program (TIP)". For the complete
details, see:          http://www.k3lp.com/et3aa_december_2011.htm
The ET3AA DXpedition team's operating goals from the club station are as
follows: Krassy/K1LZ will operate as ET3AA on 80/40 meters, and David/K3LP
will operate as ET3AA on 160/30 meters, during the evening to early morning
hours (local time 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM). Operators Al/K3VN, Paul/N6PSE and
Bill/N2WB will operate during the day and early morning hours on all the
other bands using SSB using the ET3SID callsign (from Sid's QTH) and ET3AA
from the university's club station.  QSL Manager for ET3AA and ET3SID for
this trip "ONLY" is Bob, N2OO. PLEASE NOTE (Caution): "Please do not merge
other QSOs you've made with ET3SID and ET3AA into same envelope not related
to this trip. Bob will only have the logs for the ET3AA and ET3SID for
the days between December 8-13th, 2011. Thank you!"

FS, ST. MARTIN. Tom, DL2RUM, will be active as FS/DL2RUM from St. Martin
(NA-105) between now and December 11th.. activity will be on CW, SSB and
RTTY, using 600 watts. For QSL route, please use the information on the
following link because he is moving:
                  http://dl2rum.de/dl2rum/DL2RUM_Home.html

GB2, SCOTLAND (Special Event). The Scot's, Crocodile Rock Amateur Group
(CRAG) will be operating the special event callsign GB2PG on December
3-4th and December 10-11th, from Ardrossan, Scotland. This event is to
commemorate the 90th anniversary of the first shortwave transatlantic
radio signals being received in Ardrossan by the American Paul Godley
in December 1921. The station will be active mostly on 80–10 meters SSB
with some CW. Operators will be Bob/GM0DEQ, Robbie/GM0SEI and Dave/GM6HGF.
QSL QTHR via Bureau or GM0DEQ. For live blog updates, please visit
<http://gb2pg.blogspot.com/> and share the experience.

HK0NA, MALPELO ISLAND (Press Release #4): "FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Malpelo
DXpedition 2012 (Nov. 28, 2011) -- Contact: bob@k4uee.com
EDITORS: E-mail K4UEE to request high res. pictures!

  Recently three U.S. members (K4UEE, N4GRN and W6IZT) of the Malpelo 2012
DXpedition flew to Cartagena, Colombia, and met with six of their Colombian
counterparts. The purpose of the two day meeting was to make some critical
decisions about the upcoming DXpedition to Malpelo Island. Also, checklists
and inventories were finalized and all team members' responsibilities were
assigned.
  Since it is highly unlikely that the various Colombian authorities will
permit another DXpedition to Malpelo anytime soon, a decision was made to
extend the DXpedition to 16-17 days from the previous 12-14 day plan.  The
approximate dates of operations will be January 21, 2012 through February
5-6th, 2012.
  Four team members will travel with all equipment, radios, antennas and
infrastructure to Malpelo in early January.  They will be transported by
the Colombian Navy.  They will arrive about two weeks prior to the rest
of the Team and will set up camp, the two operating sites, radios and
antennas. They will spend about 30 days on the island. This will allow
the rest of the team to begin radio operations immediately upon arrival
by chartered vessel.
  As mentioned there will be two operating sites, each with a complete
complement of antennas and radios with amplifiers. The first operating
site will be co-located with the Colombian marine's camp on the east side
of the island. It is clear to East Coast USA, EU and Africa. In order to
have a clear shot at JA/Asia, the Pacific region and W6/W7, the second
operating site will be located near the top of the highest mountain peak
on the island. However, to lessen the physical risks to the team members,
the operating site will be located on platforms situated below the actual
peak. Still, it will be a 45 minute uphill climb to reach the platforms.
The antennas for that site will be on the top of the mountain peak. At
times there will be as many as nine stations QRV with the capability of
dual mode operations on all bands.
  Safety of the team is paramount. We will be installing a winch system
to hoist team members and all of our equipment from our chartered ship's
Zodiac onto the island.  From there, manpower will carry the equipment
the 300 meters straight uphill to the marine camp.  The trail to the
elevated operating site is extremely dangerous.  We will utilize harnesses
and safety ropes to minimize the risks.  This is going to be a difficult
and expensive DXpedition. Every effort will be made to maximize QSOs while
protecting the safety of the team members. It is a delicate balance.
  Your financial support is necessary and gratefully accepted. Contribu-
tions can be made via our website at: http://www.hk0na.com/sponsors
  We plan periodic press releases with information of interest. Also,
watch the website for breaking news.
  Thanks,
  Jorge Prieto, HK1R - DXpedition leader
  Co-leaders:  Bob Allphin, K4UEE
                Gregg Marco, W6IZT "

IOTA NEWS..............
  SA-071.  A QRP DXpedition, by the Cantareira DX Group, was expected to
          be on the air as ZV2LOW from Montao de Trigo Island this past
          weekend (December 3-4th). This is not an IOTA expedition, but
          an operation by a group of QRP enthusiasts. Activity was to
          be on the QRP frequencies:
            CW  - 14060, 18096, 21060, 24906 and 28060 kHz
            SSB - 14285, 18130, 21385, 24950 and 28360 kHz
          PLEASE DO NOT QSL. QSL cards will be automatically sent via
          the Bureau. LAST MINUTE UPDATE: Due to bad weather, the ZV2LOW
          operation was canceled. The station will be active from elsewhere
          and of course will not count for SA-071.

ISWL ACTIVITIES. The ISWL's 65th anniversary celebrations are now in
their final month. The "GB65ISWL" callsign will be active throughout
the month from various locations. Also, the "PG65ISWL" callsign will
be activated by Fred, PA0FAW, between December 1-28th. Activity will
be mainly CW, PSK and with some SSB possible from FF-PA-005. QSL via
direct (see QRZ.com), by the Bureau, including eQSL.cc and SWL reports
are very welcome. PLEASE NOTE: LoTW will not be used. The following
two club callsigns will also be used throughout the month:
  GX4BJC/A - Operated from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie,
            G6XOU. (ISWL Council Member & QSL Bureau Manager).
              (WAB Square = TM22 - England  &  IOTA = EU-005).

  MX1SWL/A - Operated from Great Sutton, in Cheshire,
            (/A WAB Square = SJ37 - England & IOTA = EU-005).

  MX1SWL/P - Operated from other English locations, by Geof, M0BAU.
            (/P WAB Squares can be requested during the QSO. IOTA
            is EU-005).

  More information is available at: http://www.iswl.org.uk or QRZ.com

JD1, OGASAWARA. Makoto, JI5RPT, will once again be active as JD1BLY from
Chichijima Island (AS-031), Ogasawara, between December 24th and January
2nd, 2012. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, including the satellites,
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (NO 6m EME). QSL via his home callsign
JI5RPT. His log search will be available on his Web site at:
                        http://www.ji5rpt.com/jd1
He will also use Twitter to inform his real-time activities at:
                        http://twitter.com/jd1bly

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (December 5-11th)....
Dec/05th  AN      Dec/08th  AN-HN  Dec/10th  HN
Dec/06th  AN      Dec/09th  HN      Dec/11th  HN-AN
Dec/07th  AN

  SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
  ======================================================
    NORMALITY              GEOMAG      K Values    Alpha
  -----------------        ------      --------    ------
  AN  - Above Normal      Quiet        K=0-1      0-7
  HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2        8-15
  LN  - Low Normal        Active      K=3        16-29
  BN  - Below Normal      Minor Storm  K=4        30-49
  DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5        50-99
  VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9      100-400

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Operators Buchi/JO3FRH and Masa/JE4SMQ will be
active as KH0UY and KH0K, respectively, from Saipan (OC-086, USI NI002S,
WLOTA 1333), Northern Mariana Islands between January 7-10th, 2012.
Activity will be on 80-6 meters, plus the satellites. QSL via their
home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau.

LOTW (LoTW Processing Update). The ARRL Letter reports: "Logbook of The
World (LoTW) is continuing to accept and process logs, including logs
from this past weekend's CQ World Wide CW Contest. Before the contest,
LoTW had just about caught up with the backlog, but due to the high
number of logs submitted after the contest, it is once again seeing delays.
As of December 1st, the processing delay is at 22 hours -- down from 45
hours last week -- with approximately 830,000 QSOs in 2500 logs still
waiting to be processed. If it has been more than 48 hours since you
uploaded a log to LoTW and your log has not yet been processed, please
upload it again. Remember: Do not send entire logs that contain previously
uploaded QSOs -- use the date range option when signing logs, selecting
only those QSOs in a specific date range to upload to LoTW. Thanks again
for your patience."

MOBILE WEB-CLUSTER. Kelly, N0VD, reports: "For what it's worth, I have
been playing with 'mobile spots' over the past few years. I originally
wrote a native Blackberry app a couple of years ago that could interface
with the DX cluster, but never released it to the public. Over the past
few months I've had the motivation to develop a mobile enhanced DX web
cluster in order to broaden the accessibility to a wider variety of mobile
devices. While it is still in Beta and currently being developed, it can
be accessed at <http://m.dx2go.com>. If you have a smart phone from the
last couple of years, you should be able to get full use of the site.
While I believe the mobile web cluster to be stable, there are sure to
be bugs that I have not found.
  Development will also continue on the Blackberry app as well as a new
Android app to hopefully be released in the near future.  A fully func-
tional desktop website is also in development and I hope to release it
to the public soon. When that happens, I will likely retire the old DX
Central website as it has been in auto-pilot for years and sorely out of
date.
  Anyway, it's been interesting (or frustrating) trying to develop some-
thing compatible with a wide range of devices. Hopefully it will be
something of value to a larger audience – at least I can check to see
if 160M is open and not have to get out of bed!"

NP2/WP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Chuck, WA0ROI, will be active as WP2/WA0ROI
from St. Croix between December 7-13th. Activity will include an entry
in the ARRL 10M Contest (December 10-11th), signing as NP2N. QSL via
WA0ROI, by the Bureau or direct, or LOTW to WP2/WA0ROI.

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated December 3rd)
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  4J85W via DL6KVA        FM/KL7WA via UT5UGR        PW2D via M0OXO
  4K85K via 4K4K          FR/F6CAM via F6CAM          PY2LSM via 6K5YPD
  4L1HD via DL8KAC        FR5DZ via F6CXV            R115GV via RU3XP
  4X2M via 4X6YN          FY5KE via FY1FL            R1941MB via R2DX
  9M6/JA4DPL via JA4DPL    GB65ISWL via G6XOU          RT4F via RK4FWX
  A71EM via EA7FTR        GJ6UW via M0BLF            SO4M via SP4MPG
  CS2C via OK1RF          HB60LU via HB9DWL          ST2UOK via EA7FTR
  CS4ODX via CU3HY        IO5O via IK5RLP            SV8GKE via SV3DCX
  CT8/W1NN via W1NN        IR2R via IZ2EWR            T88CR via JA8CCL
  DA35HEB via DL4NWM      IS0/K7QB via IN3QBR        TL8ES via IK3GES
  DL/N2WB via N2OO        J6/W0MU via W0MU            TM4Q via F6FYA
  E70YL via E77E          J68HZ via K9HZ              TM4TLT via F4KIP
  EA8OM via DJ1OJ          JW7XM via LA7XM            TM6M via F4DXW
  ED7FCD via EA7URS        LU/DL3KZA via DL3KZA        UE70MB via RD3FI
  EG0FCD via EA7URS        LZ1363PTT via LZ1KZA        UP20BEW via UN7BEW
  EG2ISC via EA2VE        OH8X via OH2UA              UP20B via UN7BWA
  EH5DC via EA5KB          OH9TT via OH8MSM            UP20GW via UN9GW
  EM0RSE via UZ9RR        OL3Z via OK1HMP            UP20IT via UN7IT
  EM20UARL via UT7UT      OM3RRC via OM3CLS          UP20KAZ via UN7ECA
  EM20UU via US7UU        OM7M via OM3PA              UP20LU via UN9LU
  EN20UARL via UT5UIA      OR2A via ON1CB              UP20NR via UN7NR
  EO20HC via UT2HC        OX3LX via OZ1PIF            UP20N via UN7NFD
  EO20IGN via US7IGN      PI4DX via PD1DX            UV0I via UR5IFX
  ES5/YL2GQT via YL2GQT    PI9SRS via PD9RAY          VX3NOO via VE3NOO
  ES9C via ES5RY          PJ2/PA0VDV via PA0VDV      W2/CT1GIF via W2-Bureau
  EW6AF via DL8KAC        PJ2/WI9WI via WI9WI        XF1M via XE2HUQ

  Fred, IK7JWX, informs that all th direct QSLs for the recent GDXF & SDXF
  operations from Herne Isand (AF-068) and Park of Dakhla (CNFF-007) have
  been sent out.

  QSL MANAGER CHANGE. Buzz, NI5DX, reports that he has assumed the duties
  of QSL Manager for Abdulla, A71CV, whose previous manager (A71AN) is
  now a SK. Abdulla will soon send Buzz his logs and the two will work
  on the design of a new QSL card. Once the design is complete it will
  be sent to UX5UO for printing. This process could take as long as 6-8
  weeks, so no cards should be expected from NI5DX until the cards are
  received from the printer.

  QSL MANAGER CHANGE. Dick, W0RAA, originally reported that N1NK would
  handle the QSL Manager duties for J6/W0MU and the contest callsign of
  J6M which was used in the CQWW CW Contest this past weekend. That has
  changed and all QSL requests should go to Mike, W0MU, at his QRZ.COM
  address.

  QSL MANAGER CHANGE. Ralph, K2PF, reports that effective immediately,
  he is taking over QSL responsibilities from AA7V for VP2V/N3DXX. QSL
  direct only.

  QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3DA0HC, CE2/VE7SV, CO8TW, D60VB, DP6T, FY5KE,
  G3NKC, HC2A, HK1N, IK7JWY, KH6LC, KH7X, KL8DX, NP2KW, OD5PY, PJ2T,
  PW7T, RG9A, SM2EKM, SQ5M, ST2AR, UN6P, VA7ST, VE6BBP, VE7AX, VK9CW,
  VK9CX, WL7E, XU7ACQ, YL2PP, YB1ALL and ZD8ZZ

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3A2LF, 3D2AD, 4U1ITU, 4W6A, 5R8NL, 5W1A, 5W8A,
  8Q7EJ, 8R1EA, 9A2YM, 9Q50ON, A52PP, A71CT, AH0J, C31CT, DL2JRM/P, E51CG,
  EK6LP, EK6TA, ES5QD, FG4NN, FM5BH, FP/G3ZAY, GD4IHC, GM0GAV, GW3LEW,
  JA5AUC, JY6ZZ, LX8RTTY, M0TIX, MM0RAI/p, OD5NJ, PJ5/SP6IXF, RI1ANC,
  SV2ASP/A, TF3CW, TM5SM, UN8GV, V85TL, VK0KEV, VP2MSC, VP2MVX, VR2XMT
  and Z30U

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5R8VB, 7P8VB, 7Q7VB, 8Q7DV, 9J2VB, 9U0VB,
  9X0VB, DR1A, ER6A, HH2/OH2TA,SN3R, SN3X, TM89YON, TO5T, TX1B, V85/UA4WHX,
  YB41AR, YE8S, YE9FCCC, Z2/UA4WHX and Z23MS

V3, BELIZE. Guenter, DL2AYK, will be active as V31YK from Belize between
February 27th and March 11th, 2012. Activity will be on 80-10 meters,
possibly 6 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and possibly some PSK31. He also
plans to be active in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th) as a Single-Op
entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

V6, MICRONESIA. Operators Chip/K7JA and his XYL Janet/KL7MF will be
active as V63RR and V63QQ, respectively, from Pohnpei Island (OC-010)
between December 5-2th. Activity will be strictly holiday style on 20-6
meters. QSL via K7JA.

VK, AUSTRALIA. Tino, VK3EGN, will be active in the CQ 160-Meter CW Contest
(January 27-29th) as a Single-Op entry. He states that he will be using
a 3 element vertical HW beam (kite lifted) antenna from Ocean Grove Beach.
QSL via VK3EGN to the Bureau.

W6, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Mark, KM6HB, in conjunction with the
Anaheim Police Radio Club (W6APD), will operate as W6W from December
8-11th. This special event will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the
heroic Marine Corp stand at the battle for Wake Island in the early days
of World War II. Please know that W6W will be operating form the Southern
California area and does not count as KH9. A picture QSL card will be
available. No certificate is being offered. Operating frequencies will
be 80-10 meters in the general portions of the bands. More information
is available at QRZ.comM under W6W. QSL via KM6HB: Mark McMullen, P.O.
Box 27271, Santa Ana, California 92799.

XV, VIETNAM. Yan, XV4Y (ex-XV4TUJ), located in Mekong delta (south of
Vietnam), informs OPDX that "conditions on 80m have greatly improved and
in the last days good DX results showed my setup is not that bad." Yan
states, "During my spare time this winter (high season for work here) I
will focus on 80m CW mainly to Japan, Pacific and North America around
1400z. Family life and work does not allow me good operating time to
Europe (early morning here). Many stations are active from Viet-Nam this
winter and that is good news. However few are present on low bands. People
who want to try work XV on 80m could follow my twitter account (XV4Y)
where I announce my DX schedule. QSL via OK1DOT, LoTW and eQSL." Yan's
Twitter and Web page can be found at:
                          http://twitter.com/#!/XV4Y/followers
                          http://xv4y.radioclub.asia
Also, to learn more about Yan, read his QRZ.com page.

YN, NICARAGUA. Jeff, N6GQ, will once again be active as YN2AA from Grenada,
Nicaragua. He informs OPDX that he will be there a few days before the
ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th, 2012). Activity will be on 160-10 meters,
possibly 6 meters EME (maybe 2m too). Jeff will use a K3 radio and 1 KW
amp into the following antennas: a Tribander, 2 element 40m beam, wires
and beverages for 80/160m. QSL via NN3W, by the Bureau or direct. U.S.
stations, please send SASE; DX stations, please send SAE with GS or IRC.
Bureau service will take time. Logs will also be uploaded to LoTW.

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