The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1585
October 24 2022
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, W4VQ, WB6RSE,
W8HC, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, AJ9C, DL1SBF, DL5ON & The DX News
Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH
& 425 DX News, OH2BH, Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following
"Celebrating 31+ years (March 1991) of FREE DX News"
"Could this be the final year???"
One to Go!!!
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 16th/October, through Sunday, 23rd/October there were 221
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3C, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W,
3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X,
8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP,
BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6,
DL, DU, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX,
EY, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FO/m, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM,
GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3,
J5, J6, J7, 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, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, TA,
TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4,
V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XX9,
YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZL7,
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
First Worry Later".
3A, MONACO (Reminder). By the time you read this, Kasimir, DL2SBY, will
be active as 3A/DL2SBY from Monaco until October 23rd. He informs OPDX
that Monaco allows only the use of 100 watts, and he will be using mobile
antennas for 30/20/17/12/10 meters (possibly 6m). Activity will mainly be
FT8, but he may also do CW too. QSL via ClubLog, direct or LoTW (He will
upload to LoTW after his trip). NO QSLs via the Bureau.
5V, TOGO. Andy, 5V7JA, is once again active from Togo. His length of
stay is not known. Activity has been mostly on FT8, but he does do some
SSB. Watch the 20/15/12 meter bands between 1300-2130z and after 0215z.
QSL via eQSL or LoTW. Andy states, "I'm happy to still send you an
old-fashioned paper card in the mail from Togo. Just let me know
(email@example.com). Thanks for your patience waiting on the mail system."
5V, TOGO (Reminder/Update). After their TY0RU DXpedition (QRT October
27th), the Russian DXpedition Team (RUDXT) made up of Vasily/RA1ZZ,
Vasily/R7AL, Leonid/RW9JZ, Vyacheslav/RW8A, Vladimir/R9LR and Nicholas/
R5EC will be active as 5V7RU from Togo between October 28th and November
11th. However, operators RW8A and R9LR arrived in Togo on October 22nd
ahead of the team to find the right QTH and make sure there is no local
interference. Also, Vladimir, R9LR, plans to activate via the QO-100
satellite with the expedition callsign 5V7RU, as he will not be able to
be present during the main activation and on October 29th, he is forced
to return home. So, you "may" hear 5V7RU on the air the same time as
TY0RU. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, FT8 (normal mode)
and the QO-100 satellite. Suggested frequencies for FT8: 1836, 3567, 7056,
10131, 14095, 18095, 21095, 24911 and 28095 kHz (they will use both F/H
or Normal mode). QSL via R7AL, by the Bureau, direct, ClubLog and LoTW.
For more details and updates, see: https://5v7ru.org
6Y, JAMAICA (Update). Last week we mentioned that Les, W8YCM, will once
again be active as W8YCM/6Y from Negril Beach, Westmorland Parish, Jamaica,
starting November 27th, lasting until sometime in January 2023. He updated
his info stating that he will also be active as 6Y8LV between December
1-11th. Activity is holiday style (his annual vacation) and mainly on
SSB (watch 17 meters around 18157.5 kHz). QSL via his home address only.
NO Bureau or electronic QSL.
AH2, GUAM. Operators Toshinobu/JI3ERV/NH2C and Mikawa/JR7OMD/WI3O will
be active as AH2R during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a
Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW.
CR6, PORTUGAL. Operators Jose/CT1CJJ, Joel/CT1HXB, Filipe/CT1ILT, Bruno/
CT2HUU, Joao/CT2IMG, Felipe/CT7ANO, Nuno/CT7AGE, Jerome/F4AJS and Cédric/
F4EGZ will be active as CR6K from the contest station in S. Martinho da
Gandara, Portugal, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as
a Multi-? entry. QSL via CT1ILT.
E2, THAILAND. Operators Dietmar/DL3DXX, YL JayCie/E20NKB, Champ/E21EIC,
Bun/E25KAE, Mew/E29TGW, Ray/HS4RAY, Bruce/K0BJ, Stig/LA7JO, Marko/N5ZO
and Sam/SM3DYU will be active as E2A from the HS0ZGD Contest Station
of Ban Ta Bong, Phimai, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th)
as a Multi-Op/Single-Band (80m) entry. QSL via E21EIC, LoTW or by the
FH, MAYOTTE. Marek, FH4VVK, reports on QRZ.com that he created the newly
Radio Club of the Foreign Legion Detachment in Mayotte [DLEM] (FH4KS) in
Dzaudzi, Mayotte (AF-027). He states, "It will be active on the first and
third Friday of the month as well as during SSB competitions, on the HF
bands. Be indulgent please we only have 100w of power."
FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY. Operators Janusz/SP9FIH and Leky/SP9FUY will be active
as FJ/SP9FIH ad FJ/SP9FUY, respectively, from Saint Barthelemy (NA-146,
WW Loc. FK87nw) between October 29th and November 14th. Janusz states,
"According to the "Clublog.org Most Wanted" statistics for FJ is on 15th
position in Far East, 52nd in Oceania and on 99th position in Europe, so
probably many 'small pistols' are waiting for their chance (for ATNO).
Please do not make duplicate contacts!" Look for Janusz to be in the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry.
QSL via ClubLog's OQRS or their home callsigns. For more details, see:
FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY (Reminder). By the time you read this, Phil, K2LIO,
should be active with his new callsign, FJ4WEB, from Lurin, St. Barthelemy
(NA-146, WW Loc. FK87nw). The length of his stay is unknown. Activity will
be on 40/20/15/10 meters using SSB and usually in the mornings and late
afternoon. QSL via eQSL or direct to his home callsign.
HC, ECUADOR. John, N9EAJ, announced on QRZ.com that he will once again
be active as HC1FIT (if renewal is possible) from Otavalo, Ecuador,
between December 29th and January 18th (2023). John states on QRZ.com
[edited], "I plan on operating from (if able to receive license) same
location as last time only with different antenna - hopefully better
results." John will be active mostly on SSB with perhaps some slow CW
on 40-10 meters, using a Kenwood TS-590SG transceiver. QSL via N9EAJ
direct, ClubLog or LoTW.
HQ9, HONDURAS. Operators Ed/K1TR, Paul/K1XM, Charlotte/KQ1F, Bjorn/SM7IUN
and Dennis/W1UE will be active as HQ9X from Roatan Island (NA-057), Hon-
duras, during the CWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry.
QSL via KQ1F. Operators are expected to be active outside of contest on
various HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8, between November 20-30th.
IDXC NEWS (International DX Convention IOTA Dinner; Press Release).
IOTA Friends -- If you avid DX'ers, you probably know that the Inter-
national DX Convention (IDXC) in Visalia, California, is returning in
April 2023 after a long hiatus from COVID. Deo Gratias!
That means our in-person IOTA Dinner will also return. Our Dinner will
again be held in the Marriott Hotel, next door to the Convention Center,
as in recent years.
We have a page on the official IDXC web site, which will be updated in
February or March when I am ready to start taking Dinner reservations.
For now, you may want to bookmark this page:
That covers 2023. What about 2022?
Since the 2022 International DX Convention was cancelled, I plan to
host another "Virtual (online) Dinner" next month via Zoom as we did the
last two years, in order to maintain our standing as the longest running
annual IOTA get-together.
Since I have a limited Zoom account, I will primarily invite previous
Visalia DX Convention attendees, IOTA Ltd management and QSL checkpoints,
and major IOTA activators.
Zoom limits the free account to 40 minute sessions, so it will be a
short presentation. We will recognize silent keys, quickly review the
IOTA expeditions of this year, and go into a short presentation.
A separate e-mail will be sent next week with the Zoom invitation.
Hope to see you in Visalia, California!
73, Will, WC6DX
IOTA Dinner Coordinator
Visalia International DX Convention
INDEXA NEWS (Fall Newsletter). The Fall 2022 Issue of the INDEXA News-
letter (Issue 137) is now available. Steve Molo, KI4KWR, Editor, reports
[edited]: Highlights include - A Message from INDEXA President Bob Schenck,
N2OO; 2023 CY0S Sable Island DXpedition Update; Contest Operating from
5T DXpedition Style; ZL7/K5WE DXpedition from Chatham Island; 2022 W9DXCC
Convention Wrap-up; VU4W Andaman Island DXpedition Update and more... The
INDEXA Newsletter can be viewed at:
IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between October 17-22nd (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
------ ---------- ------------- -----------
AF-004 EA8ADS CANARY 10m; SSB
AF-004 EA8AZE CANARY 30m; FT8
AF-004 EA8DMF CANARY 12m; SSB
AF-004 EA8RH CANARY 12m; FT8
AF-004 EA8UU CANARY 10m; FT4
AF-010 3C3CA BIOCO 30/20m; FT8
AF-013 5R8AL MADAGASCAR 10m; CW
AF-014 CT3HU MADEIRA 15m; FT8
AF-014 CT3IQ MADEIRA 12m; SSB
AF-014 CT3MD MADEIRA 12/10m; CW/SSB/FT8
AF-016 FR4KM REUNION 15m; CW
AF-016 FR8UB REUNION 10m; SSB
AF-017 3B9FR RODRIGUES 20/10m; FT4
AF-018 IH9YMC PANTELLERIA 12/10m; CW/FT8
AF-019 IG9ITO PELAGIE 20m; SSB
AF-022 ZD7FT ST HELENA 12m; SSB
AF-057 5R8BM MADAGASCAR'S COASTAL W 20m; SSB
AF-093 J5JUA GUINEA-BISSAU COASTAL REGION 30m; FT8
AN-016 DP0GVN Antarctic 17m; FT8
AS-002 A92HK BAHRAIN 12m; SSB
AS-003 4S7JL SRI LANKA 20m; SSB
AS-003 4S7KM SRI LANKA 10m; CW
AS-004 5B4AIF Cyprus 10m; FM
AS-004 5B4AIX Cyprus 17/12m; SSB
AS-004 5B4AMX Cyprus 10m; CW
AS-004 5B4KH Cyprus 12/10m; SSB
AS-004 H25A Cyprus 20/10m; SSB
AS-007 JA0HXV HONSHU 17m; FT8
AS-007 JA1BON HONSHU 12m; FT8
AS-007 JA1SBA HONSHU 12m; FT8
AS-007 JA3JOT HONSHU 10m; SSB
AS-007 JA3MIX HONSHU 10m; SSB
AS-007 JE1RXJ HONSHU 15/10m; SSB
AS-007 JF1EHM HONSHU 18/10m; SSB
AS-007 JG4NNS HONSHU 12m; FT8
AS-007 JG1NAF HONSHU 12m; FT8
AS-007 JH1OCC HONSHU 12m; SSB
AS-007 JH4HMG HONSHU 12m; FT8
AS-007 JK1THF HONSHU 15m; SSB
AS-007 JR1JGA HONSHU 12m; SSB
AS-007 JR2TER HONSHU 17m; FT8
AS-018 RA0FF Sakhalin 30m; FT8
AS-018 RA0FLP Sakhalin 10m; FT8
AS-019 9V1YC SINGAPORE 10m; CW
AS-020 BG0BBB Taiwan 10m; SSB
AS-020 BX5AA Taiwan 15m; SSB
AS-026 HL4SF CHEJU-DO PROVINCE 10m; SSB
AS-047 JS6TWW Minami-Daito 12m; FT8
AS-053 HS0ZNV PHUKET 10m; CW
AS-077 JA6GVF KYUSHU 12m; FT8
AS-078 8J8CLN HOKKAIDO 12m; SSB
AS-078 JA8CLS HOKKAIDO 12m; SSB
AS-078 JA8COE HOKKAIDO 12m; SSB
AS-078 JH8RBY HOKKAIDO 17m; SSB
AS-088 A722FWC QATAR 20m; SSB
AS-088 A73FIFA QATAR 20m; FT8
AS-088 A74FIFA QATAR 30/20/10m; SSB/FT8
AS-088 A75FIFA QATAR 20/10m; SSB
AS-088 A77FIFA QATAR 20m; SSB
AS-088 A78FIFA QATAR 20/12/10m; SSB
AS-103 BX9AA Penghus 17m; FT8
AS-117 JF3BFS HONSHU'S COASTAL WEST 10m; CW
AS-200 JJ5RBH SHODO 10m; CW
AS-200 JR8YLY/5 SHODO 10m; SSB
EU-001 SV5BYR DODECANESE 10m; SSB
EU-001 SZ5RDS DODECANESE 20m; SSB
EU-004 EA6KB BALEARIC 20m; SSB
EU-004 EA6VQ BALEARIC 10m; FT8
EU-004 EA6ZX BALEARIC 20m; SSB
EU-004 EC6DX BALEARIC 12m; SSB
EU-005 2E0HPI/p GREAT BRITAIN 17m; SSB
EU-005 G0TSM GREAT BRITAIN 10m; FT4
EU-005 G2LO GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
EU-005 G3PXT GREAT BRITAIN 20m; FT4
EU-005 G3YTZ GREAT BRITAIN 10m; AM
EU-005 G8BCG GREAT BRITAIN 12m; FT8
EU-005 GB3RS GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
EU-005 GM1KNP GREAT BRITAIN 12m; SSB
EU-005 GM4ATA GREAT BRITAIN 10m; CW
EU-005 M0BNA GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-005 M0GHM GREAT BRITAIN 10m; SSB
EU-005 M0MJA/p GREAT BRITAIN 17m; SSB
EU-005 M7PWE GREAT BRITAIN 20m; FT4
EU-005 MM0TFU GREAT BRITAIN 10m; SSB
EU-005 MM1YAM GREAT BRITAIN 12m; SSB
EU-005 MW0JKU GREAT BRITAIN 12m; SSB
EU-005 MW0YVK GREAT BRITAIN 12m; SSB
EU-010 MM0BFF GREAT BRITAIN 20m; FT8
EU-014 TK4RB CORSICA 12m; SSB
EU-015 SV9CAF CRETE 10m; FT8
EU-015 SV9DJO CRETE 12m; CW
EU-016 9A9RR DALMATIA SOUTH 20m; SSB
EU-018 OY1R FAROE 60/10m; SSB
EU-020 SK75BL GOTLAND COUNTY 17/12/10m; CW
EU-021 TF2MSN ICELAND 12/10m; SSB
EU-021 TF3IG ICELAND 20/17m; SSB/FT4
EU-021 TF3PPN ICELAND 10m; FT8
EU-023 9H1TT MALTA 40m; SSB
EU-023 9H5JO MALTA 17m; SSB
EU-024 IQ0AK SARDINIA 80m; CW
EU-024 IS0BHY SARDINIA 160m;
EU-024 IS0BSR SARDINIA 10m; FT4
EU-024 IS0DCR SARDINIA 12m; SSB
EU-024 IS0FDW SARDINIA 20m; SSB
EU-024 IS0HGX SARDINIA 10m; SSB
EU-024 IS0KNG SARDINIA 10m; FT8
EU-025 IS0/IK4RVG Sicily 40m; SSB
EU-025 IK4GRO Sicily 40m; SSB
EU-025 IQ9BF Sicily 80/20m; SSB/FT8
EU-025 IT9IQN Sicily 40m; SSB
EU-025 IT9RZR Sicily 10m; FT8
EU-029 OV1CDX SJAELLAND 12m; SSB
EU-029 OZ1AXG SJAELLAND 10m; FT8
EU-029 OZ1LXL SJAELLAND 10m; FT8
EU-029 OZ6CM SJAELLAND 10m; SSB
EU-031 IC8DAK CAMPANIA REGION 20/10m; SSB
EU-040 CT7AHM ESTREMADURA PROVINCE 17m; FT8
EU-042 DL1WH/p Sylt 40/30/20m; CW/SSB
EU-046 LA6KOA TROMS COUNTY 20/17/12m; SSB
EU-049 SV8DUU NORTH AEGEAN 12m; FT8
EU-054 IF9ZWA FAVIGNANA 40/17/15/10m; FT8
EU-060 SV1SJJ STEREA ELLAS REGION 10m; SSB
EU-067 SV8/SV1SXV KYKLADES 30m; FT8
EU-075 SV8/F1RAF Salamina 40/17/12/10m; SSB
EU-114 GU0SUP GUERNSEY 10m; FT4
EU-115 EI2IJB IRELAND 20m; SSB
EU-115 EI4HH IRELAND 20m; FT4
EU-115 EI8INB IRELAND 15m; SSB
EU-115 GI7AXB IRELAND 12m; FT8
EU-115 MI1CCU IRELAND 10m; FT4
EU-116 GD0OUD ISLE OF MAN 10m; CW
EU-128 DL8ABG/p SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN STATE EAST 40m; SSB
EU-131 IK3PQH VENETO REGION 40/20m; SSB/RTTY/FT8/FT4
EU-143 EA7FMT CADIZ/HUELVA PROVINCE 20m; FT8
EU-172 OZ7PR/p JYLLAND EAST AND FYN 20m; SSB
NA-003 VP5/NN2T Turks 12m; FT8
NA-018 OX3XR GREENLAND 17m; CW
NA-015 CO3JR CUBA 20m; FT8
NA-015 CO7NL CUBA 20m; SSB
NA-015 CO8LY CUBA 12m; SSB
NA-016 ZF2CH CAYMAN 17/15m; FT8
NA-016 ZF2OO CAYMAN 10m; SSB
NA-026 K2UU NEW YORK STATE 17m; FT8
NA-026 W3TW NEW YORK STATE 20m; FT8
NA-029 VY2FU PRINCE EDWARD 17m; SSB
NA-046 W1FC MASSACHUSETTS STATE SOUTH 15m; FT8
NA-052 N1UL/3 FLA STATE SW (COLLIER/MONROE COUNTY) 12/10m; FT8
NA-059 NL8F FOX 30/17m; FT8
NA-066 K6KWI CA STATE SOUTH (ORANGE/SAN DIEGO COUNTY) 10m; FT8
NA-091 VA7QI BRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCE SOUTH 15m; FT8
NA-096 HH2MK HISPANIOLA 20m; FT8
NA-096 HI3MPC HISPANIOLA 20m; FT8
NA-096 HI8AT HISPANIOLA 10m; SSB
NA-097 6Y5HN JAMAICA 30m; FT8
NA-099 KP4COD PUERTO RICO 10m; FT4
NA-099 KP4PUA PUERTO RICO 10m; SSB
NA-099 WP3AV PUERTO RICO 12m; SSB
NA-099 WP4J PUERTO RICO 30m; FT8
NA-101 J72IMS DOMINICA 10m; SSB
NA-102 FG4KH GUADELOUPE 20m; SSB
NA-102 FG8OJ GUADELOUPE 15m; FT8
NA-102 TO2DL GUADELOUPE 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10m; CW/SSB/FT8
NA-103 VP2MDA Montserrat 12/10m; RTTY/FT8
NA-103 VP2MLB Montserrat 20m; FT4
NA-103 VP2MZN Montserrat 17m; CW
NA-104 V47FWX ST KITTS AND NEVIS 17/12/10m; SSB
NA-106 KP2AD VIRGIN 10m; SSB
NA-106 KP2B VIRGIN 10m; CW
NA-106 NP2AR VIRGIN 10m; SSB
NA-108 J68HZ St Lucia 20/12/10m; FT8
NA-122 HI3A DOMINICAN REPUBLIC'S COASTAL 60m;
NA-126 VE1BZI NS Province S 20m; FT4
NA-134 OX3LX GREENLAND'S COASTAL NORTH WEST 10m; SSB
NA-135 XE3BGM CAMPECHE STATE 12m; FT8
OC-001 VK2BY Australia 12m; SSB
OC-001 VK2CR Australia 12m; SSB
OC-001 VK2GJC Australia 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK2IO Australia 20m; FT8
OC-001 VK2JEH Australia 17m; FT8
OC-001 VK2OWD Australia 17m; SSB
OC-001 VK2PKT Australia 20m; FT8
OC-001 VK2VH Australia 40/30/15m; SSB/FT8
OC-001 VK2WWV Australia 12m; SSB
OC-001 VK3JAA Australia 20m; FT8
OC-001 VK3EY Australia 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK3IO Australia 17m; SSB
OC-001 VK3ZL Australia 160m; FT8
OC-001 VK4HAT Australia 20m; FT8
OC-001 VK6BMA Australia 10m; FT8
OC-013 E51JD RAROTONGA 20m; SSB
OC-016 3D2AG VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 20/10m; CW
OC-016 3D2MP VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 20m; FT8
OC-016 3D2USU VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 15/10m; CW/SSB
OC-019 K2GT HAWAIIAN 20m; FT8
OC-019 NH6JC HAWAIIAN 30m; FT8
OC-021 YB0AR JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-021 YB0AZ JAVA 12m; SSB
OC-021 YC1IFR JAVA 10m; FT4
OC-021 YD1CMZ JAVA 10m; SSB
OC-021 YD2UWF JAVA 10m; FM
OC-027 FO/F6BCW MARQUESAS 12m; CW
OC-032 FK8FI NEW CALEDONIA 20m; SSB
OC-032 FK8GM NEW CALEDONIA 15m; SSB
OC-032 FK8IK NEW CALEDONIA 15/12/10m; CW
OC-036 ZL3CW NORTH 12m; CW
OC-046 FO4BM WINDWARD 60/10m; SSB/FT8
OC-134 ZL1IRD SOUTH 20/10m; FT8
OC-134 ZL4PO SOUTH 10m; CW
OC-139 VK5AVB Kangaroo 10m; SSB
OC-148 YE9PBZ TIMOR 10m; RTTY
OC-233 VK2UZ TASMANIA'S COASTAL 20m; SSB
OC-233 VK7HVK TASMANIA'S COASTAL 20m; SSB
SA-002 VP8KCA FALKLAND 20m; SSB
SA-006 PJ4RF BONAIRE 20m; FT8
SA-011 9Z4DA TRINIDAD 20m; SSB
SA-011 9Z4FE TRINIDAD 12m; SSB
SA-011 9Z4Y TRINIDAD 15/10m; SSB/RTTY/FT4
SA-026 PP5AMP SANTA CATARINA STATE CENTRE 20m; FT8
SA-036 P41E ARUBA 10m; FT4
** Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode
(which is very important) on their QSNs on their PacketCluster
reports. The format we suggest is "Mode/IOTA#/Island or Group"
AF-018. Luca, IK5AEQ, will be active as IH9/IK5AEQ from Pantelleria
Island (WW Loc. JM66AT, ARLHS ITA-246, POTA I-0324) between
October 25-30th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-6 meters
using 100w into dipoles, multi-band vertical and a delta-loop
for 10m. He will participate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (Oc-
tober 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m or 10m) entry.
QSL via IK5AEQ, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog or LoTW.
AS-017. Hide, JO1CRA, will be active as JO1CRA/JS6 from Kunigami-Gun,
Okinawa Islands, between October 25-28th. QSL via ClubLog's
OQRS, JO1CRA direct or by the JARL QSL Bureau.
NA-067. Michael, W7LG, will once again be active as W7LG/4 from Ro-
danthe, Hatteras Island, between October 24-29th. Activity
will be mainly on 80/40/20 meters using CW, SSB and FT8/FT4.
QSL via W7LG, by the Bureau, direct, LoTW and eQSL.
NA-122. Members of Loma del Toro DX Club will be active as HI0LT from
Isla Cabras between March 12-19th (2023). Operators mentioned
are Tino/HI3K (Team Leader), Cesar/HI3MM (Co-Leader) and
possibly others. Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and FT8/FT4. QSL via EB7DX.
PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the 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......
I, ITALY. Operators Peppe/IW7EBE, Luca/IW7EDZ, Marco/IW7EFJ, Costa/IZ7GXB
and Armando/IZ7XUQ (know as the Special DX'ers contest team) will be
active as IR7R from Foggia, Italy, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
29-30th) as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry. QSL via IZ7GXB.
J6, ST. LUCIA. Bill, K9HZ, is now active as J68HZ from Saint Lucia (NA-108)
until November 5th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using SSB and FT8.
He is expected to team up with Lindsley/J69CU, Frans/J69DS, Dan/W0CN and
Kyle/WA4PGM for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). QSL via K9HZ
direct, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.
JT, MONOGOLIA. Operators Bayar/JT1BU, Naran/JT1BV, Suhe/JT1BZ, Khosbayar/
JT1CD, Choigonjav/JT1CO, Gantulga/JT1DR and Tomo/JV1A will be active as
JT5DX from Zuunburen, Mongolia, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
29-30th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via JT5DX direct.
OPDX MAILING LIST (Just A Reminder). Details on how to subscribe and
unsubscribe from the "OPDX Mailing List" are at the bottom of this
bulletin. PLEASE pass the word around.... Thanks and 73 de Tedd KB8NW
PLEASE NOTE: OUTLOOK users PLEASE read below.
P2, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Update/Reminder). Operators Ron/DG2RON, Olaf/DJ7TO,
Werner/DJ9KH, Heye/DJ9RR, Rudolf/DK3CG, Frank/DL1KWK, Norbert/DL2RNS,
Georg/DL4SVA, Christian/DL6KAC, Olaf/DL7JOM and Rolf/DL7VEE (Team Leader)
will be active this week as P29RO from Loloata Island (OC-240), in the
Papua New Guinea's Coastal Island East IOTA Group, between October 25th
and November 10th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY
and FT8 (F/H). Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1822.5, 3528, 5354, 7002, 10102, 14028, 18086, 21028, 24906 and 28028 kHz
SSB - 3805, 7092, 14210, 18120, 21275, 24955 and 28465 kHz
RTTY - 7044, 10145, 14095, 18105 and 21095 kHz
FT8(F/H) - 1836, 3567, 5356, 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095, 21090,24911 and 28090
6m - 50105/CW, 50125/SSB and 50323 kHz
QSL via DL4SVA, direct, by the Bureau, Club's OQRS and LoTW. LoTW will
be activated 6 months after DXpedition For more details and updates, see:
PJ4, BONAIRE (Update). Rich, N6KT, will once agin be active as PJ4K from
Bonaire Island (SA-006) between October 22-31st. Activity will include
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.
QSL via KU9C.
PJ5, ST. EUSTATIUS (Reminder). John, W5JON/V47JA, will be active as
PJ5/W5JON from Sint Eustatius Island (NA-145) between October 25th
and November 1st. His radio will be a Yaesu FT-891 with an Elecraft
KPA-500 Amplifier and KL500 into 60/40/30m dipole and 20-6m rotatable
dipole. Activity will be on 60-6 meters using SSB and FT8. Activity will
include CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry. ALL QSLs go to W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.
PJ7, SINT MAARTEN (Reminder). Ed, WA1ZAM/N2HX, will once again be active
as PJ7PL from the Cupecoy, Sint Maarten Island (NA-105), between October
21st and December 7th. His activity will include operations in both the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) and CQWW DX CW Contest (November
26-27th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. Outside of the contest, activity
is usually holiday style on 30-10 meters using SSB, RTTY, FT4 and FT8 --
depending on what he brings down. QSL via N2HX or WA1ZAM.
PT4, BRAZIL. Operators Julio/PP2BT (Team Leader), Marcos/PU4MAM, Alex/
PY4AZ, Flavio/PY4EK, Rodinei/PY4LH, Leandro/PY4LI and Renner/PY7RP will
be active as PT4A from the Caratinga, Minas Gerais, contest station during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single/High-Power
entry. QSL via PY4AZ or LoTW.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 24-30th).......
Oct/24th HN Oct/27th HN Oct/29th HN
Oct/25th HN Oct/28th HN Oct/30th LN
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
(Updated 01/26/2022) Meanwhile, check out the following Web sites
* VOACAP predication Web page at: http://www.voacap.com/hf
* DX.QSL.NET Propagation page: https://dx.qsl.net/propagation
* SolarHam Web page: http://www.solarham.net
* Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at:
* Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) & National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):
* News and Information About The Sun-Earth Environment:
* Archive of ARRL Propagation Forecasts:
* Information and tutorials on propagation are at: http://k9la.us
* Graphic propagation tool by DR2W: http://www.dr2w.de/dx-propagation
* W4HM Daily HF/MF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast:
* WM7D's Solar Resource Page: https://www.wm7d.net/hamradio/solar
QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
QSL-INFO from Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu) (October 23rd)
QSL-INFO from various sources provided by OPDX
3A/DL2SBY via DL2SBY EY8MM via W0VTT R30SRR via RN3RQ
3A/DL8CX via DL8CX FT5XU PIRATE R700SSR via R0SI
3W3B via E21EIC HB0/OE9HRV/p via OE9HRV SK75BL via SK1BL
3X1A via F1TMY (O) HB50SH via HB50SH (L/e) SO0KBW via SP3PDO
5R8XB via ON8XB HF9FIELD via SN9PJ (e) SV8/DK3SJ via DK3SJ
9K2JJ via EA5GL HG1222BA via HA4KYB TM100BBC via F8GGZ
9K2OD via EC6DX HL09NWPF via HL5BJU & (B) TM400MO via F4DTO
AP2HA via JA2WIO IB2PHIL via IW2HAJ TT8SN via DL9USA
AP2SD via EA5ZD IS0/IK4RVG via IK4RVG V47FWX via M0URX (O/L)
AP2TN via N4BAA JW9SN via OZ8X VK0EX PIRATE
CE2SV via N7RO JY5MM via IK2DUW VP2MDA via K5LDA
D2EB via IZ3ETU LC5C via LA6KOA VP2MLB via K7NM (d)
EA6/DK1XAM via DK1XAM (d) LV1E via LW6EQG & (L/e) VP2MOK via WA5POK
ED1YCA via EA1URA OE25TU via OE3XAS (O) VP5/NN2T via NN2T
EG5FUG via EA5RCA OO7Z/P via ON6KZ W4T via W4ABP (d)
EH3WRC via EA3ZK P40L via WA3FRP YI1BGD PIRATE
EH5DNE via EA5PC PA60CUBA via PA1FZH YR2X via YO2LEA
EL2DT via N2OO PA60EHSB via PA5ABW ZF2MJ via N6MJ
EL2EF via N2OO PG00T via PA2TMS ZF2VE via W1VE
(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 (n) no printed QSLs
(Q) QRZ.com only (E) E-Mail QSL only (P) Please send no QSL
(BA) Bureau Automatic
(**) QSL automatically via Bureau - do not send QSLs
LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3A/PB8DX, 3A2MW, 3B8CW, 3C3CA, 3D2AG, 3DA0AQ,
4L3NZ, 4L6QL, 4W6AL, 4Z4DX, 5B4MM, 5B4VL, 9A1MM, 9K2NO, 9M2TO, BA5CW,
BA6KC, BD4STG, BD4UNT, BG0BBB, BG0BPZ, BG2AUE, BG4UCZ, BG6QBV, BG8PA,
BH3BFE, BH4SCF, BH4XTE, BH8NSC, CP6UA, CT1DVV, CX6VM, D60AD, DD2ML,
DF40BGK, DL1AE, DL8MRE, DP0GVN, DS2RSB, DS3EXT, DV3A, EA2A, EA4CPM,
EA5HM, EA6EE, EA8DHH, EC6DX, EI3GRB, ES2IPA, EU1AEF, EU1FQ, F4JGI,
F5UJQ, FK1TS, FL8UNO, FR4OP, GB100BBC, GB13COL, HA5JI, HB9FAP, IK6VXO,
IU4DTV, JA2JVK, JA3BJZ, JA3CTR, JA5QJD, JA7JND, JA8FLI, JA9FFS, JE6DOI,
JH7OUW, JM7OLW, JN1XQS, JR1IXK, JR6KQP, JW9DL, LA7HJA, LA8ENA, LU4PFZ,
LW2DAF, LY2IJ, LY2KM, LZ457PP, M0HIH, MM0HVU, MU0FAL, OE6AKD, OF2HQ,
ON1ANZ, ON5WO, OS1X/M, PG9S, PJ7P, R0AJQ, RA0CDR, RA0SMS, RA3RDN, RU3FM,
RX0AT, SP5C, SP6AXW, SV1EEM/SV8, SV2HJW, T77C, TY5AB, TZ4AM, UA0AV,
UA0SDX, UA0SR, UF0W, UT1FG/MM, UY3IC, V47JA, VA5KG, VK1NS, VK4RF, VK5PO,
VP8ADR, VR25XMT, YB1RUS, YB2BNN, YC9BAC, YQ6A, YU4EWW, YV7MAY, VR2VGM
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3A/F6EXV, 3A/PB8DX, 6O1OO, J20EE, J79WTA,
R3RRC/0 (AS-082), RI0IR (AS-059), RI0QQ (AS-082), RL20LH (AS-066)
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: FO/F6BCW, H40FN, KH0/OH1JD and ZD8JR
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....
SU8X, EGYPT. "DX-World.net" reports that member of the Egyptian Radio
Amateur Society (ERASD) will be active SU8X during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
T33, BANABA ISLAND (Rebel DX Group News). The following were posted on
the Rebel DX Group's Face Book page (https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup)
* October 16th: Bula from Fiji -- Equipment is leaving Fiji tomorrow
(October 18th) for Banaba Island T33T by yacht. Team will fly to Tarawa
to meet the yacht in 2 weeks. After 3-4 days in Tarawa, we will start
sailing to Banaba. (about 48h trip) We are planning to TX-ing from
Banaba for about 10 to 12 days 6m to 160m band will be active. 7
stations will be on air permanently. More info soon.....
* October 18th: Folks -- We have one available seat for operator willing
to go to T33T Banaba island expedition trip. You need just a backpack
with some cloths and be ready for 12 days action. Kiribati not require
vaccine or covid19 test anymore. More details on PM.....
There was also an update on QRZ.com (https://www.qrz.com/db/T33T) dated
October 20th. Here are the excerpts [edited]:
Some important points:
1. We will operate WSJT-x soft 2.5 ver.
2. We always send 73' but only 3 times, after 3rd time we are moving
to CQ call and you have to try again.
3. We will operate FT8 as FOX ONLY -- On standard freq.
Don't be surprised if you see our 2 signals on the same band, but
different freq. (for example 14.074 and 14.090 or 18.100 and 18.095
and so on) but we will always TX as FOX.
(Info for our mental illness fans...YES! We will log our own callsign
sent by you, so no worry, you will be in the log as anonymous)
LoTW will be upload same day you request on Clublog. QSL CARDS &
LoTW ONLY VIA CLUBLOG REQUEST. WE DO NOT ANSWER BUREAU CARDS...
QSL cards will be send out together with 3D2CR, 3D2USU, 3D2DOM and
3D2RRR cards when we are back home to Europe.
Please be patient! You will get your cards.
SILENT KEY (Press Release, by Martti, OH2BH) [edited]......
ESPOO, FINLAND, OCTOBER, 21ST, 2022
VERY SAD OCTOBER NEWS FROM THE NORTHERN VILLAGE
Peter Tigerstedt, OH5NQ & OH2BM SK
Peter is gone. Amateur Radio in Finland has lost one of its giants.
Peter was a real ham in many ways; he was one of the three pillars,
OH5SM, OH5NW and OH5NQ, of the Mustila trio who left their mark on not
just local but also international amateur radio. All three are gone now.
Peter took the international route. As a visiting professor in many parts
all around the globe, he always became integrated with the local amateur
radio community. A great example being W9YT, the University of Wisconsin.
Peter was one of the pioneers at both ends of the HF radio spectrum;
160M and 6M, and his contributions to both were significant. The multi-
multi contesting scene in Finland was very much born around the Mustila
Mansion and their battles with a more recently born team at OH2AM. These
battles could be described as fierce but friendly. So much so that the
rivals finally teamed up for yet another world win.
Peter was a mentor for a large portion of the younger OH contest gener-
ation and maintained an impressive multi-station OH5Z at the Mustila
Estate as its host and sponsor. Now the OH5Z group has lost their "father
figure" and are looking longingly towards the horizon.
When not involved in the many facets of Amateur Radio, Prof. Dr. Peter
Tigerstedt was a world renowned scientist, plant breeding expert and
professor emeritus at the Helsinki University. He was perhaps most famous
as being the founder of the rhododendron breeding program at Mustila
Arboretum. He remained the chairman of the Mustila Arboretum Foundation
all the way till his passing.
If you wish to remember Peter and honor his legacy, perhaps you can
plant a rhododendron P.M.A. Tigerstedt, named after him. They grow to
reach impressive heights, much like everything else Peter did during
Our condolences to Peter's wife Irma and the whole family.
The team OH2AM and OH fraternity
TF, ICELAND. Ben, TF3T, will be active from Reykjavik, Iceland, during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-
Power entry. QSL via TF3MH or LoTW.
TK, CORSICA. Valentin, DL5GA, will be active as TK/DL5GA from Corsica
(EU-014) between October 27th and November 1st. Activity will be holiday
style on 80-10 meters using SSB using 100 watts into vertical. He will
also participate (part-time) in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th)
as a Singlle-Op entry. QSL via his home callsign.
TL8AA & TL8ZZ CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC DXPEDITION NEWS (IDT Press Release,
dated October 22nd). Silvano, I2YSB, from the Italian DX Team, posted the
following [edited]: Just 20 days before departure of our Dxpedition to
the Central African Republic. Air tickets and visa are in our hands, and
the Team will undergo the final Covid-19 molecular test on November 10th.
Unfortunately, not so good news from Bangui. The Capital city is under-
going a severe shortage of fuel, available only at black market tripled
prices. A liter costs about 1600 XAF, in excess of 2.4 USDs. Our location
is equipped with an oil-hungry 30kW generator. Electric power in Bangui,
as well as internet, are available only a few hours a day, day or night
with no foreseeable schedule. Obviously, we shall try our best to be
available on air, but oil shortage makes any plan most uncertain.
73 Silvano I2YSB IDT Team
TO5/FS, ST. MARTIN (Update). Members of the Pic Paradis Contest Team
will be active from St. Martin Island (NA-105) between October 24-31st.
The operators mentioned are Marco/FS4WBS, Gino/I8ULL, Pat/I8QLS, Nino/
IK8ENH, Gianluca/IC8WIC, Marco/KC9FFV, Marco/N7QLS and Piero/W1NA. Their
activity will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) signing
TO5M as a Mult-? entry (this is in memory of Morton, W1UQ [FS5UQ/PJ7UQ]).
QSL via LoTW. The operators will probably use the callsign FS/homecall
outside of the contest.
TZ, MALI (Update). Jeff, TZ4AM (K1MMB), in Bamako, Mali, continues to be
very active on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB (especially on 10 and 6 meters
using CW/SSB). QSL via KX4R or LoTW. Jeff has posted the following updates
this past week on QRZ.com:
* October 14th: LOOKING FOR DXCC ON SIX METERS: My 10 element 6m beam
is built and and mounted on the tower. I will be looking for new
entities on CW and SSB (FT-8 is not working). So far, I have worked
69 entities: the complete list of entities worked toward DXCC is
posted at the bottom of this page. If you are not on the list and
you think there is a possibility of working Mali from your location,
please contact me by email or on ON4KST chat and we can give it a
try on CW or SSB.
* October 18th: I stacked my 3 element homebrew 30m yagi below the 6m
10 element yagi and both work like gang-busters. On 30m spontaneous
reports of very strong signals. On 6m CW, a few CQs to SA and Carib-
bean yielded QSOs with CE2SV (Dale) and 9Y4D and FG8OJ and PJ4MM with
very readable signals both ways. So the few people willing to get on
CW (can work Mali on 6m). Oh, by the way, I heard some strange noise
on the frequency and managed to work 9Y4D and PJ4MM again, but on
SSB! So, if you think the 6-meter band is open, please let me know
and we can try for a contact. 30 Meters: Look for the spots and call
up 1.1 or higher.
V2, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA. Operators Andy/KC2GOW, Anthony/N2TK, Fred/AA3R,
Dale/N3BNA, Brian/N3OC (V26OC) and Sam/WT3Q will be active as V26B from
Antigua (NA-100) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as
Multi-Single entry. QSL via KA2AEV. NO Bureau QSLs.
V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS (Reminder). Randy, K5ZD, will be active as V47T
from the QTH of V47KP on St. Kitts (NA-104) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. He will be on
the island between October 23rd and November 1st. QSL via LoTW.
V8, BRUNEI. Hajime, JO1RUR, will be active as V85RH (Rahman's QTH) from
Gadong, Brunei, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a
Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or ClubLog.
VK9C & VK9CM, COCOS-KEELING DXPEDITION NEWS (Update/Reminder). Operators
Zeljko/VK6VY, Steve/VK6SJ, Alan/VK6CQ and Chris/VK3QB will be active as
VK9CM from Cocos Keeling Islands (OC-003) between October 26th and No-
vember 3rd, 2022. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (possibly 6m)[they
dropped 160m due to the advanced stage of the Solar Cycle 25] using CW,
SSB, RTTY and FT8 (F/H). Suggested frequencies FT8 (F/H mode): 3567, 7056,
10131, 14090, 18095, 21091, 24911, 28091 and for 6m terrestrial - 50323
kHz. The CW and SSB frequencies will be flexible. Equipment will be KX3,
Flex 6600, with verticals for 80-10 and Ultrabeam Vertical for 40-10m.
They will also use the callsign VK9C during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (Oc-
tober 29-30th). QSL both callsigns via EB7DX or LoTW. The following update
was posted on QRZ.com: "Our agent advises that our sea cargo shipped to
Cocos has arrived at its destination. Final preparations are now underway
in Melbourne and Perth for the team's departure from Perth on 25th October.
The NA - Cocos Keeling path is notoriously difficult. We are therefore
committed to investing extra time and effort to secure as many QSOs as
possible from this part of the world.
The team members look forward to contacting as many of you around the
globe as possible.
We will do our best to provide news updates via this page as often as
we can..... 73, VK9CM Team
VK9C & VK9X, COCOS-KEELING AND CHRISTAMS ISLANDS (SAT Op). Mikio, JA3GEP,
will activate these two DXCC entities as VK9QO on the QO-100 satellite
between October 25-31st. He states that he will be active mainly late
afternoon and early morning UTC. Mikio will operate split and listen 5
kHz or more higher frequencies only. His schedule is as follows:
October 25-27th -- Cocos (Keeling) Island (VK9C); Local Time=UTC + 6.5hr;
Lat/Lon 12°05'S/96°53'E; WW Loc. NH87JT; (Az: 274.1 deg Elv: 10.1 deg)
October 28-31st -- Christmas Island (VK9X); Local Time=UTC + 7.0hr;
Lat/Lon 10°29'S/105°39'E; WW Loc. OH29UN; (Az: 271.9 deg Elv: 1.7 deg)
QSL via LoTW and eQSL, as well as paper-QSL, will be handled. He will
upload the log to LoTW and eQSL for all QSOs as soon as possible. If you
would like to have paper QSL card, please donate to this DXpedition to
cover paper QSL card and postage. Do not send QSL to the Bureau. Other
QSL method will not be accepted. For more details, see:
ADDED NOTE: QSO with VK9QO is valid for "JAMSAT 50th Anniversary Award --
5 points bonus". See: https://www.jamsat.or.jp/?p=1854
VK9N, NORFOLK ISLAND. Marcelo, ZL1MTO, will be active as VK9MTO from
Norfolk Island (OC-005) between December 29th and January 5th (2023).
Activity will be holiday style (very limited) on 20/10 meters using SSB
and FT8/FT4, with an Icom IC-718 into half-wave dipole. Marcelo states
on QRZ.com, "I cannot provide a schedule because operation times may vary
from day to day. This is not a DXpedition. I am just going to be on
holiday and will be active whenever possible." QSL via ZL1MTO, direct
or LoTW. Special paper QSL will be issued with 5 USDs via Paypal.
VP2M, MONTSERRANT. Dennis, VA3WB, will be active as VP2MJA from Montserrat
(NA-103) between November 24-29th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using
CW, SSB and FT8. His operation will be primarly the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 26-27th). QSL via LoTW.
VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS. Dave, W9DR, will be active as VP2V/W9DR
from the north shore of the Island of Anegada (NA-023) in the British
Virgin Islands (FK78TR) sometime in June 2023. This will be a 6 meters
operation only. Activity will be on 50.115 MHz (SSB), 50.115.6 MHz (CW),
FT8 and MSK144. He will also be running a beacon on 50.115.6 when the
band is not open. Please submit confirmation request (QSL) to W9DR home
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS (Reminder). Operators Jim/NU4Y and Ron/N4KE
will be active as VP5DX from Turks & Caicos between October 20th and No-
vember 2nd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters as well as the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via NU4Y,
LoTW or ClubLog.
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS (Update). Richard, NN2T, is now active as
VP5/NN2T from Turks and Caicos Islands until November 3rd. Activity will
be on various HF bands using FT8. QSL via LoTW (preferred).
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Operators Doug/VA3DF and Anthony/VE3RZ
will be active as VP5Y from Grand Turk (NA-003) during the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW or M0URX.
The operators will be active outside of the contest as VP5/VA3DF and
VP5/VE3RZ between November 22-29th. Activity will be mainly on CW on
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. John, N9EAJ, announced on QRZ.com that he
will be active as VP5/N9EAJ from Grand Turk Island (NA-003) between March
8-22nd (2023). John will be active mostly on SSB with perhaps some slow
CW on 80-10 meters, using a Kenwood TS-590SG transceiver. QSL via N9EAJ
direct, ClubLog or LoTW.
YJ, VANUATU. Chris, VK2NYA/VK2YUS, is once again active as YJ0CA from
Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035). His length of stay is unknown. Activity
will be on 40/20/15 meters (possibly 10m) SSB only. He is probably there
for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL
via his home callsign direct.
Z6, KOSOVO. Henning, OZ1BII/OZ2I, will once again be active as Z68EE from
Prisina, Kosovo, between November 24-30th. Activity will be on various
HF bands using CW. He will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or ClubLog.
QSL via OZ2I.
ZL, NEW ZEALAND. Operators Mark/ZL3AB, Geoff/ZL3GA and Phil/ZL3PAH will
use the "Quake Contesters" callsign ZL3X during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog or direct
to ZL3PAH. No Bureau.
ZS7, ANTARCTICA. Oleg, ZS1ANF, was expected to leave Punta Arenas, Chile,
this past week, and is hoping to reach the "Wolf's Fang Runway" on October
20th. Once there, he is expects to be active as ZS7ANF until November 1st.
Reports state that he has a FT-991 and SteppIR Yagi. QSL via ZS1ANF or