The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1414
May 13, 2019
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent from Strongsville, Ohio
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, the AB5K's AR Cluster Networks, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, E21EIC, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ4YGS, M0OXO, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information. ** SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR (By KB8NW): There will not be an OPDX Bulletin next week as I will be attending the Dayton HamVention. "IF" I receive a major announcement, I will probably send out a special bulletin. However, PLEASE continue to send your DX information. You never know what I might do.... See you in Day-Xenia! 73 de Tedd KB8NW DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 5th/May, through Sunday, 12th/May there were 215 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D6, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, 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, 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, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP2E, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZF, 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". 4X, ISRAEL. Zvi, 4X6FR, will be active as 4X7R from Herzliya during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via 4X6OM. 9G, GHANA. Matteo, IZ4YGS, will once again be active as 9G5GS from Sanzule, West Takoradi (Western Region), Ghana, between June 7th and July 2nd. Matt informed OPDX back in December that he travels to Ghana almost every month for work reasons. Activity will be limited to his spare time. He is usually on "almost every evening" on 160-6 meters; Setup FT-891, small 300w amp and vertical antenna, using mostly FT8 and SSB. On FT8 (Fox- Hound Mode) the suggested frequencies are: 3567, 7056, 10131 and 14090 kHz. QSL via LoTW, IZ4YGS direct or eQSL. 9X, RWANDA. Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as 9X2AW from Kigali between November 4-16th. He is currently preparing his 160m antenna and will build a Hexbeam with Bamboo Sticks for working on 20/17/15/12/10 meters using mainly Digital modes (FT8, PSK31, JT65 and RTTY), CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO or his OQRS. See QRZ.com for pictures. D4, CAPE VERDE. Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as D44TWO from Praia, Santiago Island (AF-005), between September 29th and October 13th. Activity will be holiday style on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He states that he works mostly on the Digital modes (FT8, PSK31, JT65 and RTTY) and slow CW. Equipment is a FT-450D into a home- made HEX BEAM and a dipole for 40 meters. QSL via M0OXO (OQRS available). D6, COMOROS (Press Release #1, date May 9th). [edited] D68CCC COMORES 2019 THE NEW ADVENTURE OF MDXC GUYS -- On the road again, and also this time on the road to Africa to reach their next QTH not far from Moroni. As a matter of fact, the leader Antonio, IZ8CCW, and the co-leader Gabriele, I2VGW, are happy to announce to the DXer Community the new adventure with the international MDXC team: Comores Islands 2019. The license is already in the leaders’s hands as D68CCC and they planned to be on air from October 20th to November 1st. According to the evaluations that they have done, they are confident to give to a lot of DXers the possibility to work this country on the Low Bands, WARC and especially on the Digital modes. At the moment the team is already built by experienced operators: 20 people coming from 8 (eight) Countries. On the air will be five stations, any mode, around the clock. For any further news and updates please stay tune: the official web site of this new great adventure is coming. Of course any donation and sponsorship will be very very appreciated by the entire team! Mediterraneo Dx Club ["support DXpedition"] (www.mdxc.org) DAY-XENIA HAMVENTION NEWS......... * DAYTON HAMVENTION DX HOSPITALITY SUITE. The Northern Ohio DX Association will once again sponsor a Hospitality Suite (23rd year) at this year's Day-Xenia HamVention. It will be in Suite 1011 on the 10th floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings (Look for signs!). All DXers/Contesters are welcome. Munchies and refresh- ments will be available. Come and meet the members and friends of NODXA. * Digital Contest Dinner -- Ed, W0YK, reports that the Digital Contest Dinner will be held at 6pm, on Thursday, May 16th, at the Spaghetti Warehouse, 36 West 5th Street (two blocks from Crowne Plaza hotel and three blocks from Convention Center parking garage). The informal dinner cost 21 USDs. Menu choices are: - Spaghetti & Meatballs - Four-Cheese Manicotti - Incredible 15-Layer Lasagne - Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad - Fettuccini Alfredo Includes crisp fresh garden salad, freshly baked sourdough bread and your choice of soft drink or tea. Two MORTTY kits will be raffled off thanks to Larry/K8UT and Steve/N8AR. RSVP: Ed, W0YK, with check or feeless (to him) PayPal transaction to (firstname.lastname@example.org). Mailing address: POB 1877, Los Gatos, CA 95031-1877 (Feeless PayPal transactions are done by choosing "Friends and Family" and using funds already in your PayPal account or cash drawn from your bank account. Any transaction type that uses credit cards will need to be for 24 USDs to cover the fee Ed will be charged. Ed can also process credit cards directly for 24 USDs.) * An interesting mobile app is now available to help Day-Xenia Hamvention visitors to navigate throughout this year's event, and attendees can use their personal smart phone or tablet to navigate the extensive Hamvention program, prize drawings, activities, and exhibits. For more details, see: http://www.arrl.org/news/view/mobile-event-app-will-help-dayton-hamvention-visitors-to-navigate-the-show There is an introductory YouTube video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54NpMZWNl0g&feature=youtu.be * Dayton Hamvention Again Providing Information Radio Station on 1620 AM: http://www.arrl.org/news/view/dayton-hamvention-again-providing-information-radio-station-on-1620-am E31A ERITREA 2019 DXPEDITION (Press Release, date May 10th). [edited] The FGC Radio Team (E31A) will be active from The State of Eritrea between May 25th and June 3rd. Zorro, JH1AJT, CEO of SEISA and FGC (Foundation for Global Children) and the team will be visit Eritrea to participate in the "Eritrean Independence Ceremony". The main purpose of this trip is to support the Eritrea National Olympic Committee (E.N.O.C). The SEISA's group will "coordinate a pre-game train- ing camp" for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and select students for a scholarship program at the SEISA Kokusai Junior High School and University. Operators mentioned are Zorro/JH1AJT, Franz/DJ9ZB, David/WD5COV, Johannes/ PA5X, Dima/RAUSU, Sergey/RZ9UN and Champ/E21EIC. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8 (F/H mode). During this trip, Zorro, JH1AJT, will not operate due to his health. But still always support the team. QSL via JH1AJT: Y. Zorro Miyazawa, P.O. Box 8 Oiso, Naka-Gun Kanagawa 259-0003, Japan. An OQRS will be available at ClubLog after his return to Japan. Support for the FGC (Foundation for Global Children): http://www.fgc.or.jp/english EF9, CEUTA AND MELILLA. Jorge, EA9LZ, will be active as EF9Z from Ceuta during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW and EA5KB. FW, WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS (Update). Nobby, G0VJG, was active as FW/G0VJG on his first day but was able to obtain a FW callsign and is now active as FW5JG from Wallis Island (OC-054) until May 20th. Activity will be on 60-6 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL both callsigns via M0OXO or OQRS. IOTA NEWS.............. AS-040. Operators Yasu/JA6WJL and Nagaisi/JA6WIF will be active as JA6WJL from Fukue Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-1 entry. QSL via JA6WJL or LoTW. The operators will be on the island between July 26-29th. Activity outside of the contest will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and some RTTY. EU-010. Look for GM7V to be active again from the Island of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are John/MM0CCC, Chris/ GM3WOJ, Stewart/GM4AFF, Tom/GM4FDM and Keith/GM4YXI. Please QSL via Steve, N3SL. EU-055. Members of the Haugaland group of NRRL (LA4C) will be active as LM450C from Utsira Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. LM450C is a special event callsign for the Haugaland group to celebrate their 50th anni- versary. Operators mentioned are Morten/LA7XIA, Christian/LA8OM, Knut/LA9RY, Odd Arne/LB3AI, Bjorn/LA1CO and Peter/LB0K. QSL via the Bureau or LoTW. EU-130. Paolo, IV3UHL, will be active as IV3UHL/P from Marinetta or S.Andrea Islands during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode entry. He will use 100 watts into a Multi-band vertical antenna. QSL via IV3UHL. EU-172. Henning, OZ2I/OZ1BI, will be active as 5Q6EE from Fyn Island during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry. QSL via OZ2I. EU-174. Laci, HA0HW, will once again be active from Thassos Island (GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA LH-4186, QRA KN20HS), as SW8WW (ex-J48HW) between May 243rd and June 5th. He will operate mainly CW, with some SSB and RTTY/PSK on the HF bands (usually on 40/30/20/17/12/10 meters) and on 6 meters. He may enter the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low- Power entry. His rigs are usually a FT-840 and an IC-706 (for 6m only). Antennas are a monoband Gps on SPIDERPOLEs and fishing poles, and a multiband doublet over his apartment house, for 6 meters a folded dipole (http://www.qsl.net/g3pto/6m_dipole.html) as a vertical dipole on a stand-alone fishing pole. QSL by the OQRS via ClubLog (prefered) or via his home callsign by the HA Bureau or direct. Please look at his QRZ.com page. EU-192. (Cancelled) NEW IOTA!! Swedish operators, members of the Invoker Team , have cancelled their 8S2K from Kataja Island later this month due to "it has been activated by others this last winter." OC-142. Steve, VK2IAY, will be active as VK2IAY/4 from Heron Island between December 2-9th, for 1 week. Main activation area will be on or around 14260 kHz +/- QRM on SSB only. QSL is either direct via G0UIH (or via the ‘G’ Bureau). PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new (www.iota-world.org) have decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX, and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin...... MD, ISLE OF MAN. Members of the NB DX Team will be active as MD/OP2D from Isle of Man (EU-116) between September 21-27th. Operators mentioned are Erik/ON4ANN (Team Leader), Erik/ON4CCV, Cedric/ON4CKM, Rudi/ON6MI, Andre/ON4DTO, Patrick/ON4DCU, Willy/ON2BDJ, Luc/ON4AAQ, Yvo/ON5CD and Walter/ON8CW. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. QSL via M0URX direct (2 USDs and a SAE. No IRCs) or via his OQRS (http://m0urx.com/oqrs/). Bureau cards via OQRS ONLY. For more details or updates, see: http://users.telenet.be/on4ann/MD OH0, ALAND ISLANDS (WWFF Op). Timo, OH1NOA, will be in the Aland Island between Thursday, May 30th, and Sunday, June 2nd. He states [edited], "My plan is to activate several new OHFF/OH0 references. After deleting the generic Aland Islands reference, OH0 got 40 new OHFF-references in late 2018. I am planning to activate 8 references (1 on Thurs, 3 on Fri/Sat and 1 on Sun), but we will see how plans go to reality. Call will be OH0NOA/P. I may be on the air also as OH0NOA from the fixed location during the evening time focusing to FT8 operation. I will post the refer- ence plan later. QSL via Bureau via OH1NOA or direct with SASE/2 USDs/IRCs via OH1NOA. I will confirm all QSOs via LoTW too." For more details and updates, watch OH1NOA Web page at: http://thehamradio.com OH0, ALAND ISLANDS. Bert, DK3BK, will be active as OH0UDG from the Aland Islands (EU-002) between August 3-17th. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. QSL via M0OXO or OQRS. P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will once again be active during the contest season as P40W from Aruba (SA-036) between October 222-29th, and again between November 18-26th. Activity will include both the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) and CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entries. Operations outside of the contest (before and after) will be on CW on 160/80m and 30/17/12 meters as time permits. Watch 160m on the hour and 80m on the half hour. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2MM, Bureau cards are no longer accepted since 2013. Logs will be loaded on LoTW upon his return to the USA. PH75, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Members of the Dutch amateur radio club named 'Charlie Quebec' (PI4CQ) will be active as PH75MG from the Airstrip B82 Grave in Keent, Netherlands, between September 14-21st. Activity is to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the "Market-Garden". QSL via PI4CQ. For more details and history of this event, see QRZ.com. PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (May 13-19th)....... May/13th AN May/16th AN May/18th AN May/14th AN May/17th AN May/19th AN May/15th 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 Meanwhile, check out the following Web sites for propagation: * VOACAP predication Web page at: http://www.voacap.com/hf and http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html * DX.QSL.NET Propagation page: https://dx.qsl.net/propagation * A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm * SolarHam Web page: http://www.solarham.net * Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at: http://sunspotwatch.com * Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve overseas locations are at: http://arrl.org/propagation * Information and tutorials on propagation are at: http://k9la.us * Graphic propagation tool by DR2W: http://www.dr2w.de/dx-propagation * Point to point propagation at: http://www.predtest.uk/p2p.html * Realtime propagation at: http://www.predtest.uk * Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm QSL INFO AND NEWS................... QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu) (May 12th) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- AO170DJ via EC1DJ HG6O via HA6OA OL3Z via OK1HMP DM5D via DM5WF IB9O via IT9ATQ OM83IHWC via OM2FY FW5JG via M0OXO (O) IY7HDY via IK7HDY (d) OR6T via ON4AMX G8P via G4CLA MJ/ON6EF/P via ON6EF XU7AKJ via JA3ULS H31A via HP1AVS & (L) MJ/ON9DJ/P via ON9DJ YT74DP via YU1CA OK/DF9PE/P via DF9PE (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only (N) No QSL needed (I) No IRC (P) PayPal (NB) No Bureau QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4J1EUG, 5V7EI, 7P8LB, GU4YOX, HZ1TT, J8NY, KL7RA, P29VCX, PZ5RA, TO19A and XE2SI QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3D2AG, 4O/E73A, 5V7EI, 7P8LB, 9G2DX, 9LY1JM GU3HFN, T31EU, V84SAA and XX9D QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE IARU BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!! --- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc) to send in their info.... REBEL DX GROUP (Update). Could the Rebel DX Group be heading to Conway Reef and be active as 3D2CR or possibly Banaba Island as T33T? Early in the week, Dom, 3Z9DX, was reportedly on Fiji, and then early May 11th, there were cluster spots of E51DOM/MM on 20 meters and on the ANZA net. Also, a post on the Rebel DX Group's FaceBook page on May 11th states, "Part of the team is already on our base place ...( Pacific ) E51DOM/mm active". In any case, we know the Rebel DX Group is on its way to some- where in the South Pacific Ocean. SILENT KEY. On May 6th, Kostas Stamatis, SV1DPI, reported on FaceBook the following [edited]: A very close friend of mine, Monk Apollo, SV2ASP, passed away at 20:45 UTC on 5/5/2019. His funeral will be held in Mount Athos at 9UTC, 6 May 2019. The last 3 years he gave a battle with brain cancer. He was 64 years old. He was born near Preveza in West Greece. He was part of a large family with a lot of brothers and sisters. After his studies, he followed the path of complete dedication to Christ and became a monk in 1973 in Mon- astery of Myrtia near Agrinio, in West Greece. After that he continued to be a monk in Monastery of Proussos and finally in 1980 he moved in the Monastery of Docheiariou in Mount Athos. In spring 1986 his monastery had remained without telephone for over five months, something not unusual on Mount Athos. One of the monks was injured in his eye but they went to the hospital after 2 days because of lack of communications. When Mr. Georgiadis (SV2RE), an ophthalmology professor, heard the story, he recommended that somebody in the monastery become an amateur radio operator in order to guarantee communication in case of emergency. So in 1988, Monk Apollo obtained his radio amateur license and the call SV2ASP. He needed 2 more years to get the license from Holy Council. Finally he was on the air for first time in 1990. He celebrated his 10 years on the air with the call SY2A in 2000, and he was trying to find some free time to be on the air when his monastic duties allowed him. In spite of all the difficulties, he was sacrificing his very little spare time to make the voice of the Holy Mountain heard on the air and to give joy to a multitude of friends impatiently waiting for a contact. He was trying to spread, through his presence on the radio waves, a message of hope and optimism – from the ascetic world of Mount Athos to the troubled world outside. Even there are more monks who are radio amateurs in Mount Athos, he was the only one on the air from Mount Athos, working DX. I met him for first time in 2001. After 2003 and my visit with K6SV (SK), me and my fellows from SZ1A club, maintained his antennas and radios. With the help of Zorro, JH1AJT, we made a very good installation in 2014 which was proved more powerful from Monk Apollo... We will miss his smile, his good willing and friendship. I will never forget the times he awaked up in the middle of the night to make skeds with amateurs needing Mount Athos for a new one. I was lucky to have him as a friend. His prayers helped me, my family and many others. Many hams visited him and became better Christians. Some of them became Orthodox. Ham radio will find another operator sooner or later from Mount Athos (according my infos, Monastery of Docheiariou will take care so another monk will become a radio amateur soon and get Monk Apollo's place and duties). But we always miss him and his warm embrace... RIP.... Kostas SV1DPI T8, PALAU. Operators Toshio/JM1LRA (T88TA), Kazuhiro/JA7WFT (T88FT) and Shinichi/JI6IHG (T88IH) will once again be active from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009), between May 16-24th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, FT8, JT65 and JT9. QSL T88IH via JI6IHG, by the Bureau, direct or LoTQ. QSL T88FT via JA7WFT by the Bureau. QSL T88TA via JM1LRA, direct or by the Bureau. TF, ICELAND (Satellite OP! WW Loc. HP95 IP15 IP25 IP03 HP03). Adam, K0FFY, will be on holiday with his family in Iceland between July 13-19th. He announced his tentative schedule to activate the following WW Loc. as follows: HP95 July 13th, IP13 & IP15 between July 14-15th, IP25 on July 16th, IP03 or HP93 between July 17-18th, and HP94 on July 19th. There was no announcements of him getting a TF callsign, but watch Twitter for updates: https://twitter.com/K0FFY_Radio TK, CORSICA. Martin, DB4BJ, will be active as TK/DB4BJ from the northern part of Corsica until May 17th. Activity will be on 60-20 meters using mostly FT8 with 50 watts from an FT-897 and a 5 meter high vertical. QSL via DB4BJ, by the Bureau, direct or eQSL. VP6R PITCAIRN ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). The following was posted on the VP6R Web page May 5th: "Here's an update on our progress. Our newly acquired 20 foot sea container has been set in place next to the 40 footer we used for the Bouvet attempt. Our laptops have all been updated, loaded with appropriate software, and tested. Our Flex stations have arrived, all packed in Pelican cases and including in each a Flex 6700, power supply, foot switch, Radiosport headset, and necessary accessories. Members of our team will arrive at the staging site in Peoria, IL, on May 10th and begin inventorying everything being shipped to Pitcairn, testing the gear, doing some pre-assembly, re-packing the needed gear into the 20 foot container, and documenting everything for customs. Our container will be picked up and trucked to a railhead in Chicago on May 21st to begin its journey to a container ship bound for Tauranga, New Zealand. The inland freight cost, customs and agency fees, and ocean freight costs represent a significant and current expense for us. If you have supported financially, we thank you. If not, this would be a great time to consider a donation to help us. --— The Pitcairn Island DXpedition Team" Pictures are available at: https://pitcairndx.com/news-and-updates Visit the Pitcairn Island DXpedition Web page at: https://pitcairndx.com Their Pitcairn Island FaceBook page is at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/580069859103416 Also, their Twitter page is at: https://twitter.com/2019Island XT2, BURKINA FASO. Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as XT2AW from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, between December 2-20th. Activity is usually holiday style on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He states that he works mostly on the Digital modes (FT8, PSK31, JT65 and RTTY) and slow CW. QSL via M0OXO, direct or by M0OXO's OQRS . XU, CAMBODIA. Franco, IU0CRW, is now active as XU7AKP from Siem Reap. The length of his stay is not known. Activity will be on various HF bands using a Kenwood TS450S into a wire antenna 23m long. QSL via IW3SNW direct only. XV, VIETNAM (Reminder). Tom, DL7BO, will once again be active as XV9BO from Mui Ne between May 13-19th. Activity will be sporadic on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via LoTW or DL7BO.