The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1440
November 18, 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, W2GD, AA3B, NG3K & ADXO, W3OA, W3UR & The Daily
DX, K8YSE, KE8G, W8GEX & 60m DX News, K9MM, NV9L, W9ILY, DL1SBF, DL7UXG
& The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL,
F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, OA4AI,
RN3RQ, RW6HS, Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 10th/November, through Sunday, 17th/November there were
216 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P,
8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9,
AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4,
DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, ER, ES, EU, EX, F, FG,
FK, FM, FO, FO/m, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA,
HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8,
JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX,
LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5,
PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG,
TI, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5,
V6, VE, VK, VK9C, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB,
YJ, YL, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z6, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, 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".
3D2AG/P ROTUMA DXPEDITION NEWS (dated November 15th): Antoine, 3D2AG,
reports: "The ship originally scheduled to depart Suva for Rotuma on the
23rd November has inexplicably (and at two days' notice only) been brought
forward to the 16th of November! As this is too early because of QRL and
other preparations, there will be a delay in the start of the operation.
There are a number of other options being looked at, sailing either towards
the end November or early December. News will be updated here as soon as
it comes to hand.
Focus will be on low bands including 160m, 80m and 60m, with QRO when
required. There will be NO internet access during the expedition; FT8
logs will be uploaded to ClubLog AFTER the expedition and CW/SSB/RTTY
contacts will be recorded on paper logs as customary for this OP. Efforts
are being made now to source a backup generator, fuel and pack antennas/
gear ready for the end of the month. Please note that as this is a one-op
expedition, the station may not be QRV all the time. Efforts will be made
to be active at local SR/SS and known opening times to EU, NA, SA, OC and
AS. Beware of pirates impersonating the Rotuma expedition, especially in
QSL Information: Via 3D2AG, using PayPal to address firstname.lastname@example.org
(preferred, safer)/ Direct for CW/SSB/RTTY and ClubLog OQRS (FT8/Digimodes
only). Donations welcome to assist with generator and fuel procurement
for low bands QRO operation."
EDITOR'S NOTES: For more details, updates, and operating schedule and
frequencies, watch the QRZ.com at: https://www.qrz.com/lookup/3D2AG/P
3Y0I BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. The following information was reported
on November 16th, on the 3Y0I Bouvetoya Island FaceBook page [edited]: "We
will draw lots among all donors who donated the first attempt of the 3Y0I
Expedition, with 199 USDs or more, on Wednesday - November 20, 2019. The
entire process will be transmitted live online and the winners will be
announced at our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts." For more details
about "The Lottery Announcement", see:
For more details and updates on the Bouvet Island DXpedition, watch
the following Web page and Media sites at:
This is the main site where you can find more details on the project
and news: https://bouvetoya.org
Rebel DX Group: https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup
4L, GEORGIA. Mamuka Kordzakhia, 4L2M, President of the National Associ-
ation Radio Amateurs of Georgia (NARG), will be active during the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry.
QSL via EA7FTR (For Ukraine Stations via UT7QF).
5B, CYPRUS. Dr. Rumen, LZ1MS, will be active as 5B4AGU from Larnaca
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-
Band (40m) entry. QSL via LZ1MS.
5N, NIGERIA. Bodo, DF8DX (ex-DL3OCH), will once again be active as 5N7Q
from the Voice Of Nigeria in Abuja until November 25th. He is there with
Rene, DL2JRM. Activity will be limited to their spare time (they're working)
on 160-10 meters using mostly CW, with some RTTY and FT8 (F/H). They have
been heard on 40/30 meters on the 16th and 17th. They also plan to be in
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). QSL via DF8DX, LoTW or ClubLog's
5T, MAURITANIA. Onno, PE5O, will be active as 5T0AA from 5T5PA Nouadhibou
station during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op
entry. Activity will be holiday style before and after contest with a
focus on CW and RTTY. QSL via PE5O, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.
6W, SENEGAL. Members of the Radio Club of Sevran (F5KKD) will be active
as 6W7PCT from Saly, Senegal, between November 18-25th. Operators mentioned
are Eric/F5RPN, Misho/F8GGV/YU3FX, Paul/F4DVT, Xavier/F5NTZ and SWL Patrick.
The team will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th)
as a Multi-Op/All-Band entry. Outside the contest, operators will have 3
stations on the air using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via ClubLog's
OQRS (direct and Bureau), by the Bureau via F5KKD and direct via F8GGV.
For more details and updates, see:
AAW 2020. Gianni, I1HYW, reports the following [edited]: "The 17th Antarctic
Activity Week, will be on air between February 10-17th, 2020. It's time to
book your special callsign. Launching the 17th AAW, the WAP (Worldwide
Antarctic Program) invites all Radio Amateurs (OMs & SWLs) around the
world, Clubs and Organizations as well as other important groups and
individual operators WW (World-Wide), to join and share with us, this
Again our intention is to draw your attention to the Antarctic Continent,
and AAW is the unique event WW where Hams (in any corners of the world,
and not necessarily in Antarctica) wish to celebrate and improve world-
wide interest around the Icy Continent. Info and list of participants
are available at: http://www.waponline.it/antarctic-activity-week/aaw-2020 "
ADDED NOTE: The WAP Antarctic Bulletin Nr. 285 issued on Nov. 14th, is
now online and available at WAP website at:
AU2, INDIA (Special Event). Look for special event station AU2JCB to be
active between November 23rd and December 16th. Activity will be on 80-6
meters using SSB. Suggested frequencies are (depending on the propagation):
3710, 7040, 7150, 14210, 14250, 14310, 21235, 21310, 21350, 28490, 28510
and 28545 kHz. On FM Mode: 6m - 50800 and 51500; 10m 29700 kHz. If higher
bands are open, operations will be on those bands. The operator will be
Surabhi, VU2DSI. QSL direct (with 2 IRCs) to VU2DSI. Operations are to
celebrate the 160th anniversary of the birth (November 30th) of Sir
Jagadeesh Chandra Bose, India's great scientist and inventor who they
consider the "Father of Wireless Communication". For more details, see
the following Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/vu2msy/JCBOSE.htm
ADDED NOTE: There will be other VU operators celebrating this anniversary.
CR3/CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS. John, G4IRN, will be CR3S from Madeira Island
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-
Band (??m)/High-Power entry. Outside of the contest he will sign CT9/G4IRN
until the end of the month. QSL via LoTW only (no cards).
CR3/CT9, MADEIRA. Operators Duarte/CT3HF, Serge/R7KW, Andrey/RW7K, Dmytro/
UZ5DX and Kostyantyn/VE3LA will be active as CT9/homecall from Madeira
Island (AF-014) between November 16-26th, before and after the CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 23-24th). In the contest, the group will be active
as CR3X as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via the OQRS on ClubLog or direct
to K2PF. QSL all other CT9/homecalls via their home callsigns.
CR5, PORTUGAL. Filipe, CT1ILT, will be active as CR5E from S. Martinho
da Gândara during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-
Op/All-Band entry. QSL via ClubLog and LoTW.
CWOPS NEWS (Press Release). Bill, W0TG, reports: "The CWops 10th Anni-
versary Celebration is rapidly approaching and we’re looking forward to
a spectacular event! The best way that you can support the event is to
participate by getting on the air in January using a special event call-
sign or by simply identifying yourself as a member of CWops by signing
Call/CWO or Call CWO. Thus far we have 38 special callsigns that will be
active during the event. Please consider applying for a special event
callsign or registering to use one of our mini-club callsigns."
For more details about this celebration and rules for this event, see
the CWOPS Web page at: https://cwops.org/cwops-10th-anniversary-celebration
GU, GUERNSEY. Oleg, RL5D, will be active as MU2K during the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL
H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE (Reminder). By the time you read this, operators
Grant/KZ1W and Rob/N7QT will be active as H40KT and H40TT, respectively,
from Temotu Province (Pigeon Island, OC-065) until November 28th. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using CW/SSB/FT8/RTTY. They will focus on the
low bands to regions where H40 is most needed. They will "follow the sun"
so please respect their calls into specific regions. Suggested operating
frequencies were listed in OPDX.1437. They hope to have Internet access
for periodic log uploads. Please keep insurance contacts to a minimum:
Log Search and OQRS at: https://www.m0urx.com/oqrs/logsearch.php
QSL Manager: Tim Beaumont, M0URX (M0URX.com)
For Direct QSLs: Please enclose 4 USDs and a SAE.
No IRCs or coins
HH, HAITI. William, KO7SS, will be active as HH2AA from Radio Club D'Haïti
in Obleon during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/
All-Band/Low-Power/Assisted entry. He states, "Remote operation. Full time
effort but the internet can be iffy and station is solar powered." QSL via
HU1, EL SALVADOR (Update). Operators Andreas/DH8WR, Werner/DJ9KH, Frank/
DL1KWK, Dietmar/DL2HWA, Bert/DL2RNS, Georg/DL4SVA, Olaf/DL7JOM, Rolf/
DL7VEE and Franz/DL9GFB will be active as HU1DL from El Salvador between
January 30th and February 13th, 2020. Activity will be on 160-10 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS (direct and Bureau),
DL4SVA direct or LoTW (see Web page for details). No eQSL. For more details
and updates, see: https://hu1dl.mydx.de
HV0, VATICAN. Operators Francesco/IK0FVC and Roberto/IK0PRG will be active
as HV0A from Vatican during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as
a Multi-Op entry. Activity will be limited to one day (Saturday). QSL
via IK0FVC direct, LoTW or ClubLog.
INDEXA NEWS. Valerie Hotzfeld, NV9L, reports the following: Clicking on
the link below will permit you to download the Fall 2019 issue of the
newsletter of the International DX Association:
This issue has been delayed by the sun! There just haven't been that
many DXpeditions to those entities for which we offer financial support
to fill our report pipeline. We thank Kenneth Opskar for setting some
time aside from his recently completed DXpedition to 6O7O to expedite
production of his report for us. We think you'll find the conditions he
operated under to be somewhat taxing.
You'll be excited to see a photo of Michael Wells, G7VJR, and founder
of Club Log with a new high performance server under his arm. Michael
appealed to the various foundations for support in upgrading the equip-
ment to ensure Club Log meets its future growth. Support from the Amateur
community came quickly and fully, and we are happy to say that INDEXA was
but one participant...... Now go work some DX!
AF-019. Operators Silvo/S50X, S51V, Krajcar/S52P, Peter/S54W, Pavla/
S56DX, Berto/S56N, Slavko/S57DX and Drago/S59A will be active
as IG9/homecall from Lampedusa Island between January 21-27th,
2020. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, and this will include
the CQWW DX 160m CW Contest (January 24-26th) as a Multi-Op
entry signing as IG9/S59A. QSL via their home callsigns.
AF-086. Eric, OE4AAC, will be active as D4CC from Sal Island (WLOTA
0610) between November 17-30th. Activity will be on 40-10
meters using CW, with some FT8, and plans to be in the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). QSL via OE4AAC, direct, by
the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.
AS-099. A group of Turkish amateurs will be on the air as TC0F from
Bozcaada Island (in memory of Tuncer, TA1F/SK) during the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Op/Single-TX/High-
Power entry. Operators mentioned are Hakan/TA0G, Rebi/TA2BN,
Rifat/TA2SE and Tahir/TA1BJ. QSL via TA2BN direct or LoTW.
PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new 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......
OC, PERU. A group of Peruvian operators will be active as OC3CS from the
archaeological zone Cerro Sechin, located in the Province of Casma, in
the north part of Peru between November 29-30th. Activity will be on the
HF bands using SSB and various Digital modes with two stations on the air.
This activation will have a special collectible QSL card from the "Archae-
ological Monuments of Peru" series. QSL via OA4O, by the Bureau, direct
and LoTW. Address for confirmation: P.O.BOX 538, Lima 100, Peru.
OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Tomi, OH6EI, will be active as OH0Z during the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power
entry. QSL via W0MM.
P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will once again be active as P40W from Aruba
(SA-036) between November 19-25th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Operations out-
side of the contest are usually on 160/80m and 30/17/12 meters as time
permits and with an emphasis on CW. Watch 160m on the hour and 80m on
the half hour. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2MM, Bureau cards are no longer
accepted. Logs will be loaded on LoTW upon his return to the USA.
ARUBA P4. John, W2GD will be QRV as P40W from
Aruba, IOTA SA-036, November 19 to 25. Activity will be on the HF
bands with an emphasis on CW. This includes being a Single Op All
Band entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest.
QSL via LoTW and N2MM.
PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Charles/K1XX, Martin/W1MD, David/N3RD, Walter/
WA3LRO, Scott/W4PA, Raymond/K9RS and Martin/G4XUM will be active as PJ4K
from Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (No-
vember 23-24th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via KU9C. Look for operators to
be active outside of the contest using PJ4/homecalls as station building
continues. QSL via operator's instructions.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 18-24th).......
Nov/18th AN Nov/21st LN Nov/23rd HN
Nov/19th AN Nov/22nd LN Nov/24th HN
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
* DX.QSL.NET Propagation page: https://dx.qsl.net/propagation
* A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
* SolarHam Web page: http://www.solarham.net
* Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at:
* 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) (November 17th)
4U1WB via KK4HD EN5V via UX1VT (d/L/e) OR18RAT via ON4RAT
5U9AMO via M0URX & (L) GB60ATG via M0OXO (O) PA6TRIS via PC2L
A91OMA via A92AA (O/L) H40TT via M0URX (O) SM2A via SM2ILF
CR5O via CT7AJL & (L) II6MOON via IW6ATQ (d) SV5/SV2MAC via SV2MAC
DD5A via DK3RA & (L) IQ5QO/IP1 via IZ5GST & (L) TM350XWB via F1EOY
DL/KH6XX via KH6XX IY5PIS via IW5AOT TM8AB via F4KJQ
DR175CW via M0SDV (O) KH8/K1TF via JA1VND (d/L) ZF9CW via K5GO (d/L)
EA8/DL2DXA/P via DL2DXA OR18ONZ via ON6HC ZX2V via PY2XV (L)
EH5ASR via EA5RKB OR18OSB via ON6BR
(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
LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
NEW QSL MANAGER. QSL Manager Vasiliy, RW6HS, informs OPDX that he is
now the QSL Manager for the following stations: CN8HDZ and CN8SCS.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5N7Q, 5T5PA, 9W6PJM, A35JT, A60A, BG2AUE,
PJ2/KB7Q, S92HP, T30GC, TX7T, VK9CZ, VP6R, W1AW and W100AW
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 6O7O, CY9C, DS3EXX/2 (AS-122), E51UFF, F6CUK/P
(EU-058), JA8COE/0 (AS-206), RA1ALA/8 (AS-083) and RV1CC/0 (AS-025)
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3B8/OK2ZI, 3W4XX (AS-128), 4O1KZL, 5X8EW,
6W7/ON4AVT, 9N7AE, 9N7ES, 9Y4/OK2ZI, EL2BG, FH/OK2ZI, FO/OK2ZI (OC-046),
JT1DN, JT1F, JT7A, R63RRC (AS-063), RA1ALA/1 (EU-086), RA1ALA/8 (AS-083),
RI0BC (AS-042), RV1CC/0 (AS-028), RW1AI/9 (AS-042) and TA1AL
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
to send in their info....
T8, PALAU. Kazuyoushi, JH6WDG, will once again be active as T88AQ from
the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between
January 7-13th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the
Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW. For more details about
the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room), see:
TO1, FRENCH GUYANA. Herve, F5HRY, will once again be active as TO1A but
this time during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-
Op/Single-Band (15m)/Low-Power/Assisted entry. QSL via his home callsign
TO3, MARTINIQUE. Kan, JJ2RCJ, will be active as TO3FM from FM5BH's Ducos
QTH on Martinique (NA-107) between February 3-8th, 2020. Activity will
be on 80-10 meters (possibly 160m) focusing on FT8 (F/H). QSL via JJ2RCJ,
direct, ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW or eQSL. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW
and eQSL after operation. NO Bureau please.
V6, MICRONESIA (Cancelled). Sho, JA7HMZ, who was expected to be active
again as V63DX from Pohnpei Island (OC-010) between November 22-27th,
his cancelled his operation. No reason given.
V8, BRUNEI. Hajime, JO1RUR, will once again be active as V85RH from Brunei.
The length of his stay is not known. Activity will be during the CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW only.
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Operators Pat/K0PC and Bill/AC0W will
once again be active as VP5K from Jody's, VP5JM QTH on Providenciales
Island (NA-002), during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February
15-16th) as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry. Look for operators to sign
VP5/K0PC and VP5/AC0W outside of the contest. The length of their stay
is not known at this time. QSL VP5/K0PC and VP5K via K0PC, ClubLog's
OQRS or LoTW. QSL VP5/AC0W via AC0W or LoTW.
WWROF TO SUPPORT YOTA 2020 CAMP. Tim Duffy, K3LR, reports on November
14th: The World Wide Radio Operators Foundation, Inc. (WWROF) has issued
a grant to the organizers of Youth (YOTA) on the Air in IARU region 2, to
support a summer camp for licensed amateur radio operators ages 15 through
25. YOTA 2020 Camp will take place June 21 through June 26, 2020 at the
National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township
(North Cincinnati), Ohio, according to an announcement yesterday on Ham
WWROF Chairman Tim Duffy, K3LR, explains, "We're glad for this opportunity
to support a pilot project that will become the first of a series of much
needed camps held at various sites throughout the Americas. Supporting
YOTA 2020 Camp is consistent with WWROF's mission, by helping to improve
the operating skills of those who are new to ham radio."
To learn more about YOTA 2020 Camp, watch the archived episode of Ham
Nation (https://twit.tv/shows/ham-nation/episodes/428) or visit the YOTA
About WWROF -- The World Wide Radio Operators Foundation is a non-
profit, donor-supported organization dedicated to improving the skills
and fun of amateur radio operators around the world by utilizing education,
competition, advancement of technology and scientific research, promoting
international friendship and goodwill. WWROF sponsors radiosport events,
provides the infrastructure for log submission, log checking, and other
services in support of many popular radio contests. Please visit
(https://wwrof.org) for more information.
YJ, VANUATU. Operators Will/AA4NC and AA4VK will be active as YJ0NC
from Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035) during of March 2020. This is part
of a South Pacific DXpedition which they will activate 8 country. Activity
will be holiday style on various HF bands, but will include the ARRL DX
Phone Contest (March 7-8th). QSL via AA4NC. Look for more details to be
ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Darrin, N4WTN, who has been on the islands since
October 1st, has finally received his permanent ZD8 callsign from the
local government. Begin looking for him to sign ZD8DRP. QSL via: Darrin
R Proehl, PO Box 4235, Patrick AFB, FL 32925, Ascension Island.