|The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster |
DX Bulletin No. 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
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** 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
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
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Antenna farm links: http://www.hamuniverse.com/kl7jrhorizminibeams.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
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
A new Web page with the full details will be activated soon. QSL Manager
will again be Tim, M0URX.
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
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-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
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
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.
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QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated November 26th)
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: email@example.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
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.
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
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:
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 1–5th. 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
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 160–30 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
The following stations are expected to be active in the
CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 27-28th, 2010)
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)
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
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
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
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
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