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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #979
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 979
BID: $OPDX.979
October 4, 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, W2CG, WO2N, WW2R, NG3K & ADXO, WP3A, N4AA &
QRZ DX, W5TFW, W5UE, KL7JR, AA8LL, K8GI, K8YSE, NE8Z, W8GEX (60m News),
N0TG, 4X1VF, 4Z4KX, Algarve STAR DX Team, AT International, DL1SBF, DL7MAE
& The DX News Letter, DX World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, GM3WOJ,
& 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Satellite Dish
Web Page, TA1HZ, VE3EXY, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), VE3ZZ
and VK8NSB for the following DX information.

*** LAST MINUTE NOTE: Some are reporting that they received another copy
     of OPDX.978 early Sunday. Not sure what happen, but I did report this
     to the Mail List's Administrator.... Sorry and 73 de Tedd KB8NW

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 26th-September, through Sunday, 3rd-October there were 218
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 4J, 4L, 4O,
4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A,
9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY,
C3, 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, EZ, F, FG, FH,
FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH,
HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, 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, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL,
TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V8, VE, VK,
VP2V, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/o, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI,
YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8

* 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).

4F, PHILIPPINES. Well known AM radio talk show host of the "Coast to
Coast", Art Bell, W6OBB, was recently heard as 4F1AB from Manila, where
he now lives. Activity was on 20 and 15 meters SSB after 1200z. Info
on states that he is active on 40-10 meters, and he listens to
14315 kHz. QSL via his Nevada address.

4X, ISRAEL (WFF Op). Members of the Holy Land DX Group will activate
Israel's Qumran National Park, October 8-9th, starting on Friday at 0700z
and ending on Saturday at 1200z. Operators mentioned are: Shalom/4Z4BS,
Mark/4Z4KX, Ilya/4Z1UF, Vadim/4X4FJ, Ruben/4Z5FI, Yulik/4X6HP, Ros/4Z5LA
and Jan/4X1VF. They plan to operate from two WFF locations (activated
for the first time ever) using two different callsigns:
    4X0WFF   - Main Station Cumran (4XFF-030, Holy Land Square M18YN); running
               two stations CW and SSB on the WFF frequencies.
    4X0WFF/M - Second Mobile station in Ein Gedi National Reserve (4XFF-016,
               Holy Land L21BS). They will operate SSB on 14265 kHz; the
               Holy Land Mobile frequency.

   QSL cards will be handled by Malik, 4X4JU, Israel's WFF Award Manager.
They will also operate from several attractive squares for the Holy Land
program as well (L19YN, L20YN and L20BL). Israel's Qumran National Parks
has a very long and interesting history. Visit the following Web site
for more details at:

4Z, ISRAEL (IARC News). Mark, 4Z4KX, IARC Contest Manager, reports that
the 2010 Holyland Contest results are now published on the following Web
page at:   

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 CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Please
QSL via NV7E or at the address shown for 5Z4EE on

9M6, EAST MALAYSIA. Hideto, JF2QNM, will activate the Langkah Syabas
Beach Resort Amateur Radio Club, 9M6LSC, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power/Assisted entry.
QSL via LoTW.

C6, BAHAMAS. Dr. Rick, NE8Z, will be active as C6AEZ from Nassau, New
Providence Island (NA-001) between October 11-16th. Activity will be
on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. His rig will be a TS50s w/Outbacker
antenna. QSL via NE8Z.

C9, MOZAMBIQUE (Update to OPDX.976). Operators Tony/G4LDL, David/GI4FUM,
Daniel/ZS6JR and possibly a couple of other ZS operators will be active
as C91WW during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st). Entry to TBD.

CE3, CHILE. Operators Sergio/CE3WDH, Alfredo/CE3WDD, Carlos/CE1CRG and
Danilo/XQ4CW will be active as CE3G during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via CE3WDH.

CR3, MADEIRA ISLAND (AF-014). Members of the CT3 Madeira Contest Team
will be active as CR3A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th)
as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via CQ9K.

CR6, PORTUGAL (WFF Op). Members of the Algarve STAR DX Team will be active
as CR6A from S. Lourenzo Fortress located inside Ria Formosa Natural Park
(CTFF-07) between Armona Island and Culatra Island (EU-145). This Fortress
is totally submerged except in the lower tides on the year as October 10th.
Activity will be on all bands as possible on CW and SSB. QSL via CT1GFK.
The Algarve STAR DX Team will be offering a "surprise gift" to all stations
who contact them on October 10th, at 1010z. All information about the
activity and the Fortress is available on:

CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Update). Randy, N0TG, provides the following update on
the upcoming Sable Island operation to take place between October 21-29th
(edited): "All is in place for operation to begin the afternoon of October
21st. The team has noted the frequencies chosen by the various Caribbean
operations. Even though our preferred frequencies have been posted on our
Web and otherwise made known for a long time, there appears to be some
over-lap. However, perhaps most of the operations will end on October 22nd.
For those interested in CY0, we may need to adjust our frequencies on the
fly, but eventually work our way back to the advertised frequencies. Thus,
'spots' posted as to our activity will be helpful and appreciated." The
CY0 Web site is at: 

D7, SOUTH KOREA. Members of the Cheonan-Asan Ham Club and possibly other
guest operators will be active as D7G20 between October 29th and November
28th. Activity is to celebrate the G20 Summit in Seoul. The "20" nations
during the summit try to work together to move the world beyond the
financial crisis to balance and sustainable growth. For more details,
see the Web page at:  
Operations by D7G20 are expected to be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY. QSL via: G20 Seoul Summit 2010 Special Callsign, P.O.Box 90,
Cheonan, 330-600, South Korea.

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS (Update/Correction). Look for operators Jean/ON5JV
and Georgette/ON6AK to be active as EA8/homecall from Tijoco Bajo,
Tenerife Island (AF-004) between November 26th and February 23rd (2011).
Activity will be on 40-10 meters during their evenings using CW and SSB.
They plan to use an Icom IC-706MKIIG w/100 watts into a vertical 14AVQ
and dipole. QSL via their home callsigns, by the Bureau or direct.

GT1, ISLE OF MAN. Members of the Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society (IOMARS)
will be active as GT1IOM from the "TT Grandstand" in the town of Douglas
(EU-116, WLOTA 0449, IO74se) between October 16-17th. Activity is taking
place during the "53rd Scout Jamboree On The Air". QSL via GD1MIP. For
more details, see

HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (IOTA Op). Jose, EA3GUO, will be active as HI3/
EA3GUO and HI9/EA3GUO, from Hispaniola Island (NA-096) and Cayo Levantao
Island (NA-122) respectively, between October 9-23rd. Activity will be
active mainly on 20 meters SSB (watch 14260 kHz). QSL via his home

IOTA NEWS....................
   AF-018.  Operator Raffaele, IH9YMC, will be active from Pantelleria
            Island (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WW Loc. JM56XT), African Italy,
            in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-
            Op/Single-Band (??) entry. QSL via eQSL.

   NA-140.  Rick, K8GI, was expected to be active as K8GI/3 from Middle
            Hooper Island (ARLHS USA-377), on October 3rd, between approx.
            1300-2230z. Activity is on 17 meters SSB and PSK63, 20 meters
            SSB, PSK63 and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by
            Bureau – direct preferred. (All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW
            as well.)

IR7, ITALY (WFF & IFF Op). Just a reminder that Fred, IK7JWX, will be
active from several national parks and reserves as IR7WFF in the Provinces
of Lecce (LE), Brindisi (BR), Taranto (TA) and "may be" Bari (BA) between
now and December 31st. Activity will be on 7144 kHz and 14244 kHz. All
these activations will count for the "Italian Flora Fauna" (IFF) and
"World Flora Fauna" (WFF) awards. QSL via IK7JWX. See some pictures on by searching IR7WFF.

J3, GRENADA. Wade, AA8LL, will be active as J3/AA8LL from the main island
of Grenada (NA-024) between October 28th and November 5th. Activity will
be holiday style, but will include a Single-Op/High-Power entry in the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st). Operations before and after the
contest will be mostly on 30/17/12 meters using CW and RTTY. After the
contest Wade plans to visit Carriacou (NA-147) for a possible small
activation or a scouting visit for a future operation. QSL via AA8LL,
direct, by the Bureau, or LoTW.

KH2, GUAM. Operators Kiyoshi/JA7RPC and Mitsuru/JH7DFZ will be active as
KH2/JA7RPC and KH2/JH7DFZ between November 5-7th. QSL is OK via Bureau.

  Oct   4    HN             SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS
  Oct   5    HN             --------------------
  Oct   6    HN-AN       BN - Below Normal
  Oct   7    AN          AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
  Oct   8    AN          LN - Low Normal
  Oct   9    AN          HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED
  Oct  10    AN-HN       DIS  - Disturbed
                         VDIS - Very Disturbed

    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 FROM LEE, KH6BZF: On "Radio Havana", there is an interesting
  DX and propagation program every Monday at 0600z on 6.010 MHz. Give it
  a listen.

KH6, HAWAII (USI Awards Program Special Event Op). Look for operators
Yukon John/KL7JR and his XYL Claire/WL7MY to be on the northwest corner
of Maui (HI-018S), October 24-31st, to continue with USI's 16th anniversary
celebration. Activity will be on 20-10 meters SSB using the callsigns "N7I"
or "KH6/KL7JR". Antennas will be "vertical dipoles" and "V beams" (MFJ's
mobile antennas). These antennas performed well in the Yukon (see links
1 & 2 below) and he wants to see what they will do in Hawaii! QSL via
KL7JR. Look for WL7MY's "USI: 16 Years on HF" story to appear in December's
QST. For more info/details on the U.S. Island Award, go to:
Antenna Links: 1)

LA, NORWAY. Finnish operators Simo/OH2HAN and Timo/OH3DF will be active as
LA/homecall from the Arctic Sea in Norway in the Village of Bugøynes, a
small fishing village, between October 15-18th. Activity will be on the HF
bands using SSB and RTTY. Bugøynes was establihed on/about the year 1850,
when Finnish hunger refugees moved to Norway and started to fish in the
Arctic Sea for their living. Bugøynes village is very picturesque and
situated on the coast of the Arctic Sea on Varanger Fjord on the northern
most part of Norway. The village is nowadays famous for King Crab or
Kamtshatka Crab - which they catch and sell world-wide. Travellers are
welcome to visit the village and join the fishing boat to get their own
fish and crabs from the Arctic Sea. A special QSL card will be available
via their home callsigns. For more details about Bugøynes, see:

OL5, CZECH REPUBLIC. Members of the Czech DIG (Diplom Interessen Gruppe)
Section will activate their club callsign, OL5DIG, between now and October
31st. Operations will be from various locations and on various bands, but
only on the Digital modes, especially BPSK with respect to improve their
score on the European PSK Club award list. QSL info and other details
are available on

OR4, ANTARCTICA. Karel, ON5TN, will once again be staying at the Princess
Elisabeth Station (WAP BEL-02) in the Antarctica between November 10th
and February 24th (2011). He expects to be active again as OR4TN. However,
upon his arrival a lot of work needs to be done at the base, and Karel
expects to be active starting only in December. QSL via ON5TN. Updates on
OR4TN can be found regularly on:
For more information about the Princess Elisabeth Station, go to:

P4, ARUBA. Bill, KE5OG, will be active as P40B in the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m). QSL via KE5OG.

P4, ARUBA. Marty, W2CG, informs OPDX that he will once again be vacationing
in Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033) between January 10-24th, 2011. He states that
he will be using the callsign P40CG, but will be staying at a different QTH
on the island than his previous trips and is not sure of the operating
conditions at this time. Marty states that he will be bringing with him a
rig, w/tuner and a 33 ft. collapsible vertical. Operating time will be
limited, mostly during early evening hours before dinner. Activity will
be on 80-10 meters, including 30/17/12 meters, using mainly CW, but will
do SSB on request. All logs will be uploaded to LoTW, and he will also
QSL 100%, direct or by the Bureau via his home callsign (USA stations
please SASE). He doesn't use E-QSL.

PACIFIC DXPEDITIONS IN WORKS. Eddie, VK4AN, who is expected to be active
once again as 3D2A from Navua Village on Viti Levu Island (OC-016) between
October 27th and November 14th (see OPDX.976), announced this past week
that he is in the planning stages for two Pacific DXpeditions for next
year (2011). VK4AN is first organizing a Fiji (3D2) operation to possibly
activate several rare Fiji IOTAs in early 2011. His second organized
operation will be from Naura (C2) in mid-2011. Eddie is looking for
experienced operators to join these operations. To contact him and his
group, visit the Pacific DXer's Web page at:

PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Peter/PA8A, Fred/PA8F and Rob/PA3GVI will be
active as PJ4N from Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA L1279) starting at 0400z on
October 10th through October 22nd. Activity will be on all bands using
the regular DX frequencies, if not in use. QSL via PA8A (SAE+ 2 USDs).
The following Web pages will be use during their operation to update,
livestream video and log search:
        Web Blog  -
      Livestream  -
      Online Log  -

PJ7, SINT MAARTEN. The following press release was sent out on September
29th, by Joe/W8GEX and Craig/K9CT (edited): "We are very happy to announce
that we have received permission to use PJ7E call for our 10 day DXpedition.
Our cargo has been picked up and is heading towards Sint Maarten. Our Web
site <> is constantly being updated by our
Webmaster K6MM. We have also set up accounts on FaceBook - PJ7E, and a
Twitter account - Updates will be posted on these
accounts as things progress, and we encourage you to communicate with us
via these links. In addition, if you wish to donate, you may do so by
PayPal through the Web site, or to our treasurer Tom, N4XP, at his call
book address. Once we are on the air, we plan to upload our logs twice
daily, around 8 am and 8 pm. We hope to be active before 10-10-10 in case
anyone needs PJ7 as a new one before it is deleted. We would then be
operating as /PJ7."

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
   QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated October 3rd)
   3G3FZ via CE3BFZ           F/DL6II/P via DL6II     OZ/DL2LTM via DL2LTM
   3Z0RADIO via SP9SX         GB10NH via G4OSB        OZ/DL2VM via DL2VM
   4O7CC via UA4CC            HB9/F2YT/P via F2YT     P49X via W0YK
   5B/UT0U via UT2UB          HC8/K6AW via K6AW       PA/DL9DAN via DL9DAN
   9A/OK1HWS via OK1HWS       HF2010CY via SP5ES      PJ2S via K3MJW
   9A/OK1IEC via OK1IEC       HF40SEP via SP9PTA      PY0FF via W9VA
   9A/OK1JK via OK1JK         HI7/EA7LS via EA7LS     R440DC via UA4AJD
   9M6DXX/P via M0URX         HK3JCL via DK8LRF       RK3FG via DK3WG
   BW/UA4WHX via UA4WHX       IB0/IZ2ACD via IZ2ACD   SI5E via HA7RY
   C91KHN via ZS6ALB (direct) II1IARD via IT9MRM      SO2010FC via SP9RQH
   CR3A via CS3MAD            IP1/IQ1SP via IK1WVR    SP2010FC/4 via SP4GHL
   CR3L via DJ6QT             IT9/IW3RUA/P via IW3RUA TI5/WA8NJR via WA8NJR
   CT9/DF5EM via DF5EM        J49XB via DJ9XB         TM55CCA via F6FMT
   CT9/DJ6QT via DJ6QT        JW8DW via LA8DW         TM6MXP via F5KFL
   CT9/DK1QH via DK1QH        JW9DL via LA9DL         UE3LXG via RZ3LC
   CT9/DK4QT via DK4QT        LT0H via EA7FTR         UP44FFF via UN3F
   CT9/DL1YFF via DL1YFF      LZ10GCG via LZ1GC       VR2DXA via VR2XRW
   CT9/DL6TK via DL6TK        OE4A via OE1EMS         VY2/K3GV via K3GV
   CX7CO via WB3CDX           OL50SAT via OK3AA       W1/I7SWX via I7SWX
   DD0D via DK5AN             OL61IAC via OK1TIR      WP4NEG via EB7DX
   DM50FOR via DL6ULI         OL70SW via OK2SW        XU7ACY via W2EN
   DR10TCC via DL8OBQ         ON30ON via ON4CAS       YO2MBO via ON4BEA
   DR20BRA via DL2RSF         ON44WLD via ON5JE       Z23MS via UA3DX
   EA2TW/EA6 via EA2TW        ON509Q via ON-Bureau    ZB2/OE6CUD via OE6CUD
   EF8M via UA3DX             OS1T via ON4CIT         ZS2DL via NI5DX
   EM7MFF via US1MM           OZ/DJ5NN via DJ5NN

   QSL TM10HH to: Radio Club Didier Gaude, 100 Rue de Lille, 59200 Tourcoing,

   QSL 3V8SA and TS7TI via I8LWL. Activity was by Fred/IK7JWX and Ivo/9A3A
   from Raf Raf City. Logs for TS7TI (Tunisia) and TS7TI/p (AF-091 and
   AF-092) are now available online at:

   NEW QSL MANAGER. The North of Scotland Contest Group (GM7V and GZ7V)
   has a new QSL Manager: Kim Larson, N3SL, 22 N Hidden Acres Drive,
   Sioux City, Iowa 51108-8641 U.S.A. Please send all QSLs to N3SL, and
   not to M0CMK.

   Randy, W5UE, reports that QSLs for the 2010 CQWW DX RTTY and pre-contest
   activity for HC8/K6AW will be via W5UE. For more info, see:

   NEW QSL MANAGER. Hugo, K2DER, is now the New QSL Manager for the
   following stations:  WP3A, NP3X, KP2B and NQ2A. Send QSL card via
   direct to info on

   NOT THE QSL MANAGER! Joey, W5TFW, reports that he is "NOT" the QSL
   Manager for A92GR. Please check your data base. QSL A92GR via direct

   K8YSE Lake Superior QSL card! John, K8YSE, reports that the "Lake
   Superior Grid Expedition" QSL cards have been printed and have been
   received from the printer. John expects to have some QSLs ready before
   the AMSAT Symposium. If you worked John on his trip and plan to attend
   the Symposium, please drop him an E-mail and he will bring the cards
   to Chicago and give them to you in person. There will be 11 different
   cards for the various locations. A picture of the Minnesota card is
   on his Web site, and There were about 350 unique
   callsigns out of 2069 QSOs. John states, "This is a good indicator
   that it's not just a handful of stations that are operating on the
   birds. There is a growing interest in satellites and many of the newer
   operators are working towards their Satellite VUCC!"

   QSL MW2I via WW2R. Activity was during the CQ WW DX RTTY Contest
   (September 25-26th).

   NEW QSL MANAGER. Stuart, VK8NSB, reports that due to the passing of his
   friend and QSL Manager Neil, VK6NE (SK), [who will be sadly missed] he
   now has a new QSL Manager who is Tim, M0URX. Tim states, "New QSL cards
   will be available very soon. Please be patient while we print new cards.
   I have uploaded the log for VK8NSB onto my logsearch. QSL is direct via
   M0URX or Bureau via my "Online QSL Request Service. Any QSL cards already
   in the Bureau system will be rerouted." Tim's Blog page is at:

   VB1H (NA-126) QSL STATUS. Nenad, VE3EXY, reports: "I received QSL
   cards from the printer and I am starting processing immediately. Expect
   something in your mail box in a week or two. Have not received any
   Bureau request outside Canada so far!"



   TX5SPA, XR1H, XR7A, XR7W and ZK2V

S7, SEYCHELLES. Operators Nob/JA2AAU (S79AU), Iwao/JA2LSS (S79SS), Seiji/
JA2ATE (S79TE) and Mori/JA2ZS will be active from Mahe Island (AF-024)
between November 19-27th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via their home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

TOP 40 BLOGS ON HAM RADIO. Sheryl Owen, informs OPDX that our readers
might be interested in having a look at, "40 Top Blogs About Ham Radio"

V7, MARSHAL ISLANDS (Update). Just a reminder that Yuri, N3QQ, will start
his "one-man operation" first from Majuro (OC-029) on October 7th, then
travel to Enewetak Atoll (OC-087) on October 9th. Activity from Enewetak
will take place between October 12-15th. Operations from the uninhabited
Ujelang Atoll (OC-278), which has never been activated before, will be
between October 16-19th. Callsigns are: V73RRC for Ujelang Island and
V73QQ for Enewetak and Majuro Island. Yuri plans to be active on 40-6
meters using CW and SSB. He will use an IC-7600 w/600w amp, vertical
dipoles and a 1/4 wave for 40m. QSL via N7RO. For updates and more info,

VC2, CANADA. Operators Noel/VE2BR and Gregg/VE3ZZ will once again be in
this year's CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry
using the special callsign VC2Z. Their QTH will be Mercier, Quebec (in
Zone 5, Grid Loc FN35dh). QSL via VE2BR. Gregg states, "Tnx to all those
who called us last year allowing us to take 1st place in Quebec (VE2)."

VK6, AUSTRALIA. Bernd, VK2IA, will be active as VK6AA during the CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry.
QSL via DL8YR. Activity will be in memory of Neil Penfold, VK6NE (SK),
and from the Northern Corridor Radio Group's (VK6ANC) club station situated
about 20 km north from the city center in Perth, Western Australia. See
the station at:          

VK9N, NORFOLK ISLAND. Operators Alan/VK3XPD, Kevin/VK4UH and Mike/VK3KH,
will once again be active as VK9NA between January 7-21st, 2011. This is
the same group that did a VHF, UHF and Microwave DXpedition earlier this
year. More details are forthcoming, so look for details and updates at:

VK9X, CHRISTMAS ISLAND. A group of JA operators plan to take a DX holiday
on Christmas Island (OC-002) between January 14-20th (2011). Operators
mentioned (with their own VK9X callsign) are: Takeo/JA3BZO (VK9XA), Hiroko/
JH3PBL (VK9XL), Shimatake/JI3DNN (VK9XN), Masumi/JA3AVO (VK9XO), Nakasako/
JA3UJR (VK9XJR), Kunio/JA1CJA (VK9XXY) and Nishimura/JA3HJI (TBD). Both
bands and modes of activity have not yet been announced. QSL via the
operator's home callsign. A Web site is currently under construction at:

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Dave, W5CW, will once again be active as
as VP5/W5CW from the VP5JM Hamlet on the Island of Providenciales (NA-002,
WLOTA 1476) between November 24th and December 14th. Activity will include
entries in three contests: CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th), ARRL 160m
Contest (December 3-5th) and the ARRL 10m Contest (December 11-12th). QSL
via his home callsign ( address).

ZS8, MARION ISLAND (Update). Pierre, ZS1HF/ZS8M, continues to be active
most days on 40/17/15 meters SSB (various frequencies) between 1000-1930z
and 0300-0500z. He has also released his October newsletter from Marion
Island were he provided more pictures, along with more details about
his set up and activities on the island. Pierre also talks about his
contacts and the QRMers. He states, "I have now reached just more than
4700 contacts. Thanks to those who continue to request a QSO who also
operate considerately..... BUT .... The QRM makers out of Europe are
still a massive problem." For more details, read his newsletter online

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