Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1388

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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1388

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Bulletin No. 1388
    BID: $OPDX.1388
    November 5, 2018
    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, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters
    Network, ARRL Web page, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3OA, W3UR & The Daily
    DX, K4ZW, AC8W, K8GI, K8YC, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, WA8EFK, W9ILY,
    DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net,
    ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP
    & DX Italia News, M0OXO, OH9MM, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PT7WA, Sixitalia
    Weekly and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.

    **** EDITOR'S COMMENT: If you were on Daylight Saving Time (DST), did
    you remember to turn your clock back an hour?
    See below "Standard Time".

    DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
    week of Sunday, 28th/October, through Sunday, 4th/November there were 235
    countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X,
    4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 7Q, 7X, 8P,
    8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6,
    A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU,
    CX, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, ER, ES,
    ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD,
    GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR,
    HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH2, KH6,
    KH8, KH9, 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, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, S7, S9,
    SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TR,
    TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M,
    VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP6/d, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT,
    XX9, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, 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".

    4S, SIR LANKA (Reminder). Peter, DC0KK, will once again be active as
    4S7KKG from Moragalla, Sri Lanka (AS-003, WLOTA 0762) until April 1st.
    He states that he preferably likes to be active on the Digital modes
    and CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct and by the Bureau. All QSOs
    will be uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog.

    4U73, ITALY. Members of the Amateur Radio Club (4U1GSC) at the United
    Nations Global Service Centre in Brindisi, Italy, will be active as
    4U73B until November 23rd, 2019. Activity is to commemorate the 73rd
    anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. Operations will be
    on 160-10 meters. QSL via 9A2AA or ClubLog. PLEASE NOTE: This counts
    as Italy for DXCC.

    4W, TIMOR LESTE. Operators Sookun/HL1AHS and Tae-Su/DS3EXX will be active
    as 4W/HL1AHS and 4W/DS3EXX, respectively, from the Caimeo Beach Resort in
    East Timor between November 26th and December 3rd. Activity will be on
    160-10 meters using CW, SSB, and FT8. Equipment will be an Icom IC-7610
    and Elecraft KX3, a Expert 1.3k amp into VDA, Delta Loop, Hex beam and
    long wire antennas. QSL 4W/HL1AHS via HL1AHS, direct or LoTW. QSL 4W/DS3EXX
    via DS3EXX, direct or LoTW.

    5R, MADAGASCAR (Reminder). Andy, OE7AJH, (along with Thomas, OE7KUT) is
    once again active as 5R8UP from Antananarivo, Madagascar (AF-013), until
    November 13th. Activity will be holiday style (mainly in the mornings and
    evenings) on 40-10 meters, possibly 80m (depending on antenna capati-
    bilities), using CW and SSB. QSL via OE7AJH.

    5R, MADAGASCAR. Eric, F6ICX, will once again be active as 5R8IC from
    Saint Marie Island (AF-090, WLOTA LH-0491) between November 5th and
    mid-February, 2019. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters,
    mainly CW, but some SSB, RTTY, and PSK63, using a FT450 with 100 watts
    into various GPs or Inverted-Ls and a Hexbeam for 20-10 meters. There
    will be no online log during his activity. QSL via his home callsign
    (QRZ.com). Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW.

    6Y, JAMAICA. Operators Harry/VA3EC, Doug/VA3DF, Dennis/VA3WB and Tony/VE3RZ
    will be active as 6Y3T from 6Y5WJ's QTH on Jamaica (NA-097) during the CQWW
    DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. The team will be
    active outside of the contest between November 21-27th. QSLs via M0URX's
    OQRS.

    8P, BARBADOS (Reminder). Operators Sigi/DL7DF, Manfred/DK1BT (and YL
    Gerlinde), Wolf/DL4WK, Annette/DL6SAK, Reiner/DL7KL, Frank/DL7UFR and
    Jan/SP3CYY will be active as 8P9AE from Barbados (NA-021) between November
    6-20th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital
    modes. They will have three stations on the air and their equipment will
    consist of a transceiver Elecraft K2, two transceivers Icom IC7300, two
    OX1000 power amplifiers, one power amplifier, a vertical for 160-80m,
    a 40m loop, a 30m loop, a Spiderbeam for 20-10m, VDA antennas as well as
    a few laptop computers. QSL via DL7DF, direct, by the Bureau. Logs will
    be uploaded to LoTW within 6 months after their DXpedition. For more
    details and updates, see: http://www.dl7df.com/8p9

    8Q, MALDIVES. Masa, JR3RIU, will be active as 8Q7JX from Maldive Islands
    (AS-013) between November 23-25th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using
    CW and FT8. He will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th).
    QSL via his home callsign, direct, LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS or eQSL. NO Bureau.

    9X, RWANDA. Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as 9X2AW from Kigali
    between January 18th and February 14th. 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 (PSK31, JT65 and RTTY), CW and SSB.
    QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.

    CU8, AZORES. Antonio, CU8AS, will be active from Santa Cruz on Flores
    Island (EU-089, WLOTA LH 0947, Locater HM49kk, DIP AZ008, FAZ 002) during
    the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-
    Power entry. QSL via HB9CRV or LoTW.

    CU8, AZORES. Hermann, CU8FN, will be active from Santa Cruz on Flores
    Island (EU-089, WLOTA LH 0947, Locater HM49kk, DIP AZ008, FAZ 002) during
    the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-
    Power entry. QSL via HB9CRV or LoTW.

    DAY-XENIA HAMVENTION NEWS. It was announced this past week that the
    "Hamvention" <http://www.hamvention.org/> will host the 2019 ARRL National
    Convention between May 17-19th, at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo
    Center in Xenia, Ohio. Convention tickets are 22 USDs in advance or 27 USDs
    at the gate. Tickets cover admission for all 3 days. For more details, see:
    http://www.arrl.org/news/hamvention-to-host-2019-arrl-national-convention

    DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has
    been updated on ClubLog as of October 30th. The list contain 340 entities
    and here are the top 10 entities (which has not changed since last month):
    1. P5 DPRK (North Korea) 6. BV9P Pratas Island
    2. 3Y/B Bouvet Island 7. KH7K Kure Island
    3. FT5/W Crozet Island 8. KH3 Johnston Island
    4. CE0X San Felix Islands 9. VK0M Macquarie Island
    5. BS7H Scarborough Reef 10. FT5/X Kerguelen Island

    The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list is available at:
    https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php

    DXCC NEWS (Contact Your DXAC Representative). On November 1st, the Great
    Lakes Division (GLD) amateurs were informed by Stan Arnett II, AC8W, GLD
    DXAC Representative, of the following [edited]: "Given the evident popu-
    larity of the new FT8 mode of communication demonstrated by the data
    collected in LoTW showing a seven figure increase in the number of monthly
    QSOs year over year resulting from the explosive adoption of the mode by
    hams worldwide, and the extremely high percentage (approximating 40%) of
    all QSOs being made with this mode at the current sunspot minimum.
    The DXAC is investigating the advisability, feasibility and desir-
    ability of creating or modifying one or more digital mode awards in the
    DXCC program to accommodate encourage and reward new modes of amateur
    radio activity on the bands.
    How do you feel? Should we:
    a) Create endorsement stickers for the existing Digital DXCC (i.e.
    RTTY-100; PSK31-100, JT65-100, FT8-100, etc with incremental stickers
    125, 150, 200 and so on)
    b) Create a separate DXCC award for each mode
    c) Do nothing at all and leave new digital modes under the existing
    Digital DXCC.

    Are there other options?
    Your opinion is important so let Stan know at <ac8w@arrl.net>.
    Deadline for responses is Wednesday, November 14th."

    *** (ed.) It may be wise to contact your DXAC Representative to express
    your opinion or ideas.

    EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Jay, OH6CS, will be active as EA8/OH6CS from the
    Canary Islands between November 21-30th. Activity will be on various
    bands, including 60m, and especially 6 meters on CW and SSB. He also
    plans to be on the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-
    Op/Single-Band (??m) entry signing EA8CUU. QSL via his home callsign,
    direct or LoTW. Visit his Web page at: http://oh6cs.fi/ea8.htm

    EK, ARMENIA. Artur, EK7AF, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest
    (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.

    EK, ARMENIA. Levon, EK6RL, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest
    (November 24-25th) as an All-Band entry. QSL via EK6RL direct.

    ET, ETHIOPIA (YOTA Op). December is Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) month.
    The idea is to show the amateur radio hobby to young people and to en-
    courage youngsters to be active on the amateur bands.
    <https://www.ham-yota.com/december-yota-month-application-is-open>
    As part of YOTA month, Bob Johnson, W9XY, and Ken Claerbout, K4ZW, will
    travel to Ethiopia to team up with the club at the Addis Ababa University,
    Institute of Technology and club station ET3AA. More details will be
    forthcoming. But in the meantime let them know what bands and modes you
    need ET on. You can take the survey at:
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/982K53W

    INDEXA NEWS. The Fall 2018 Issue of the INDEXA newsletter is now available
    to read/download on the INDEXA Web site. This issue features a report on
    the 3C3W/3C0W DXpedition to Equatorial Guinea and Annobon. You'll also
    get a chance to meet three new members of the Board of Directors in this
    issue at:
    http://indexa.org/documents/newsletters/Newsletter-Issue-123-Fall 2018.pdf

    IOTA NEWS..............
    AF-037. (Update) Members of the F6KOP Team will be active as 9LY1JM
    from Banana Islands, Sierra Leone, between January 9-21st,
    2019. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY,
    PSK and FT8. There will be 12 operators and 4 stations on air:
    4X Kenwood TRX -590s into VDA antenna 10 to 20m & Spiderbeam
    mast for low band 30 to 160m. Look for more details to be
    forthcoming. Also watch: http://www.f6kop.com

    AF-111. (Reminder/New IOTA). Operators Eric/EL2EF, Col/MM0NDX and
    Jonathan/MM0OKG will be active from Telengbe Island (southern
    Liberia) as EL2EL/4 between November 5-9th. This activity is
    dependent on weather and sea conditions. Operations will be on
    40/30/20/17/15 meters using mostly SSB but with some CW and
    possibly FT8. QSL via M0SDV, LoTW or ClubLog. Also read
    OPDX.1387 or visit: https://af111newiota.com

    AS-189. (Update) NEW!! Operators Vasily/R7AL, Al/RZ3K, Vasily/RA1ZZ,
    Vlad/RK8A, Sergey/RW5D, Igor/UA3EDQ, Avinir/UA1ZZ and Mohammad/
    EP2LMA will be active as EP6RRC from Shif Island, Iran, between
    November 17-23rd. Activity will be on 160/80/40/30/20/17/15/10
    meters using CW, SSB and FT8. Pilot stations are Victor/UA3AKO
    (EU/RU), Cezar/VE3LYC (East Coast NA) and Taka/JA8COE (Far
    East/OC). QSL Manager is R7AL. For more details, see:
    https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/ep6rrc
    PLEASE NOTE: During the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th),
    operators will be on for only 2-3 hours in the beginning of
    the contest before leaving the island.

    SA-019. Operators Antoni/PY1AX, Nilzo/PY6AWU, Bruno/PY6BA, Jose/PY6HD,
    Roberto/PY6RT, and Nelson/PS8NF will be active as ZY6V from
    Abrolhos Island (DIB BA-01, DFB BA 014, WLOTA LH-0463, ARLHS
    BRA-001, PYFF (Brazilian Flora & Fauna ) PYFF-0001) between
    November 14-19th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (frq. listed
    on QRZ.com) using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via PY6HD, direct, LoTW
    or ClubLog. PLEASE NO eQSL or Bureau QSLs.

    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......

    KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Operators John/KE4PLT and Ernesto/KN4PUD will
    be active from St. John Island (NA-106) as KP2/KE4PLT (November 4-16th)
    and KP2/KN4PUD (November 10-16th). They plan to activate Virgin Island
    National Park (K-0066) and IOTA NA-102. Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/10
    meters, using mostly SSB with some FT8 possible. Equipment will be an
    IC-7300 and RS-819 QRP radio with a portable vertical designed by M0MCX
    (the DX Commander). QSL via their home callsign, direct, LoTW and Club's
    OQRS.

    OH9, FINLAND (Special Event/Christmas is coming!). You might wonder what
    is happening in Arctic Circle this year. The Santa's Radio Club will be
    active December 1-8th, from the Arctic Circle as OH9S. Activity will be
    mainly on 80-6 meters using all modes; also including the popular FT8
    Digital mode. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS (Preferred) or LoTW. QSOs will
    automatically be QSLed via the Bureau. For some additional info, see:
    https://oh9s.fi
    https://fb.me/oh9santa

    PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 5-11th).......
    Nov/05th HN Nov/08th AN Nov/10th AN
    Nov/06th HN Nov/09th HN Nov/11th AN
    Nov/07th 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

    ** REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE <http://www.bandconditions.com>
    is still down. Nothing to report.

    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
    * 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
    * Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm

    QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
    QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF <www.qslinfo.eu> <November 4th>
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    5C43AM via CN8AM (d) OE32EUDXF via OE4VIE (B/L/e) VI100PEACE (**)
    9X9PJ via N4GNR (d) OG60F via (L/O) VI2PEACE (**)
    B9K via BA4EG OP7LO via ON7LO VI3PEACE (**)
    CQ3W via CQ3W (OQRS/N) PA32EUDXF via PA1AW VI4PEACE (**)
    CS5GCB via CS5GCB (B/d/e) PD32EUDXF via PA1AW VP2V/K3HTK via K3HTK
    DL0SKCC via DJ7MH & (L) PF2018STA via PA0MBD & (L) YL100K via (O/L)
    DL32EUDXF via DJ8NK (O) PI32EUDXF via PA1AW YL100L via (O/L)
    DP7D via DF1QR (d/L) PY0F/EA4LI via EA4LI YL100R via (O/L)
    EA7/DL8DBW/P via DL8DBW PY2/VA7AM via VA7AM (d/L) YL100V via (O/L)
    EA8/I4UFH via I4UFH S50IPA via S55N YL100Z via (O/L)
    FG/SM7RYR via SM7RYR (L) SC6AS via SM6RXZ YU85AOP via YU7AOP
    FH/DJ7RJ via DJ7RJ T42T via WB2REM Z6/EI5GM via M0OXO (O)
    HG3IPA via HA3JB TM5PAX via F5JSQ & (L) Z6/EI9FBB via EI9FBB
    HG45X via HA8RC (B) TM62GG via F4AHN ZM4T via ZL3IO
    HS0ZLP via DJ9ZB TM80GW via F5INJ ZS100WWI (N)
    KL7SB via NI5DX (d) UE70AR via RZ5D
    LZ33MM via LZ1KCP V51DM via V51DM (d)

    (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
    (**) QSL is online only: www.silvertrain.com.au

    LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/EA7/DJ4EL
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/XV9D

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5H3MB, 8Q7YC, 9X0T, A52IST, BG2AUE, CE3PG,
    D44TWO, DK9JP, E6Y, MI0AYR, PT9IR, RU0LL, S59A, SV9FBM, TT8KO, VK9XG,
    VP6D and Z23MD

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: DA2018LH, FY1LE, HP3AK, EZ8BO, KD6WW/VY0,
    K9AJ/VY0, RT65KI (AS-065) and V6J

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!!

    SILENT KEY. Well-known contester/antenna farmer the Reverend Paul Bittner,
    W0AIH, of Fall Creek, Wisconsin, became a Silent Key (SK) on October 31st.
    Reports indicate that during tower maintenance, a mishap claimed Bittner's
    life. Paul was 84. For more details, see:
    http://www.arrl.org/news/well-known-contester-antenna-farmer-paul-bittner-w0aih-sk
    OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to
    the family and friends of W0AIH.

    STANDARD TIME. Did you remember to change your clocks? Countries who
    observe Daylight Saving Time (DST), which took place on Sunday, March
    11th, are now expected to move their "local clocks" backward 1 hour on
    Sunday, November 4th, from 2:00 AM local time to 1:00 AM. In 2018, Day-
    light Saving Time (DST) will again go into effect on Sunday, March 10th,
    at 2:00 AM local time. For the history and details about ST and DST, as
    well as an interesting map of the world (showing the countries who observe
    DST), see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_time
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time
    http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/2018.html
    https://www.timeanddate.com/time/change/usa?year=2019
    ADDED NOTE: Hopefully, all amateur radio operators know not to change
    their GMT/UTC/ZULU clocks. However, since most operators usually set their
    computers to local time, some may have to change their settings on "some"
    ham radio software (ex. logging, propagation, DXTelnet, etc..) programs.

    T8, PALAU. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will once again be active as T88PB from the
    VIP-Guest Hotel in Koror City, Palau, between November 23-26th. Activity
    will be on 160-6 meters on CW, but with a focus on the CQWW DX CW Contest
    (November 24-25th). His equipment is an IC-7300 w/TL933 amp (about 500w)
    into a 3 element Yagi and DP antennas. QSL via LoTW (preferred) or direct
    to his home callsign. For more details and updates, see his Web page at:
    http://pandasan.jimdo.com

    TO5, MARTINIQUE. Oliver, W6NV, will be in Martinique between November
    20-28th. He plans to be active as TO5A during the CQWW DX CW Contest
    (November 24-25th). USA QSL via WA6WPG. All other via F5VHJ, LoTW, ClubLog's
    OQRS or REF Bureau.

    TT8KO DXPEDITION NEWS. Ken, LA7GIA, who had his TT8KO operation shut-down
    by the national security police earlier than planned, was only active
    between October 9-10th. He logged 2135 QSOs which are all uploaded to
    ClubLog and LoTW. He is now back home and has posted some details on
    his Web page at: http://la7gia.com/Chad/index.html

    MICRONESIA. Janusz, AK4JK, is now active as V6JBVS from Kolonia, Pohnpei
    Island (OC-010). The length of his stay is unknown. He states, "I work
    daily CW on the 20m band. I call CQ on 14.007.00 MHz usually about 0700
    am GMT. Please, QSL only direct via AK4JK home address. (with 2 USDs
    plus SAE, NO IRCs)."

    VK9C & VK9X, COCOS (KEELING) AND CHRISTMAS ISLAND (Reminder). Michael,
    DF8AN, will be active from these two DXCC locations during the first
    three weeks of November. His tentative schedule is as follows:
    Now through November 6th -- From Christmas Island (OC-002); signing as VK9XQ
    November 6-10th -- From Cocos (Keeling) Island (OC-003); signing as VK9CH
    November 10-17th -- From Christmas Island (OC-002); signing as VK9XQ
    Activity from both islands will be on 160-6 meters using CW, RTTY and
    the Digital modes (FT8, JT, PSK, MFSK16 and HELL). QSL via his home call-
    sign, direct, by the DARC Bureau or eQSL (well after his operation).
    NO LoTW. PLEASE send NO QSLs via the AUSTRALIAN QSL BUREAU!

    VP2E, ANGUILLA. Operators Art/WA7NB (VP2EAB) and John/N2LK (VP2EJS), will
    be active from Anguilla Island (NA-022) between November 18-26th. Activity
    will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, and the Digital modes. During the
    CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) they will be active as a Multi-Op
    entry signing VP2EAB. QSL via their home callsigns or LoTW.

    VP6D DUCIE ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. In order to achieve a safe departure
    from Ducie Island - at 1537z the skipper directed the team to shut down
    on October 31st. They reported on Wednesday that it has been raining all
    night, with 20+ knot winds. The ship was about 300 meters off shore, the
    forecast indicates continuing 20+ knot winds, 2-3 meter seas. The VP6D
    team shut down on October 31st, at 1545z. They state, "We want to thank
    everyone for their support, and hope they met your expectations."
    Per their Web page, on November 3rd, at 2230z, they made 111985 QSOs and
    25017/Uniques. Mode QSOs: 58600/CW (52.33%), 24411/FT8 (21.8%), 2/PSK (0%),
    9/PSK31 (.01%), 5685/RTTY (5.08%) and 23278/SSB (20.79%). Continent QSOs:
    528/AF, 0/ANT, 18291/AS, 30296/EU, 59731/NA, 1428/OC and 3452/SA. The last
    upload to the VP6D log is now complete. The OQRS is now open at:
    https://www.vp6d.com/index.php/logsearch-oqrs
    For more details and updates, see the following URLs:
    VP6D Web page: https://www.vp6d.com
    VP6D FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/VP6D-Ducie-2018-1470984209616170
    VP6D Twitter page : https://twitter.com/VP6D_2018

    VP9, BERMUDA. Georg, DK7LX, will once again be active as VP9/DK7LX from
    St. David's Island between November 6-20th. Activity will be holiday style
    on 80-10 meters using CW. QSL via his home callsign or ClubLog's OQRS.

    YASME HONORS JH1AJT. The INDEXA Executive Committee reports: One of INDEXA's
    members, Zorro Miyazama, recently was the recipient of the Yasme Excellence
    Award. This honor was bestowed upon Zorro for his tireless efforts in
    helping amateur radio grow and prosper. The Officers of INDEXA believe it
    is appropriate that all INDEXA members should be aware and be pleased with
    the recognition given to Zorro. Click here to see:
    http://indexa.org/documents/newsitems/Yasme Honors JH1AJT.pdf

    ZA, ALBANIA. Henning, OZ1BII, is once again active as ZA/OU2I from Golem
    between November 21-27th. His main activity will be CW only on the 30/17/12
    meter bands. Operations also include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
    24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band (160-10m)/Low-Power entry. His equipment
    will be a Elecraft K3, a Diamond BB7V vertical plus a balun and some
    wires, and hopefully, some sort of Long Wire antenna. Log will be uploaded
    to ClubLog, eQSL and LoTW. QSL via direct to his home address or LoTW
    (preferred). For more details and updates, see:
    http://oz1bii.dk/dx-za2ee.htm

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