Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1436

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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1436

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Bulletin No. 1436
    BID: $OPDX.1436
    October 21, 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, WA4DAN, WB6RSE,
    K8GI, K8YSE, NE8Z, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, CO8ZZ, DL1SBF, DL7UXG &
    The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, EP3CQ, F5NQL,
    F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, ON4CAS,
    RN3RQ, Sixitalia Weekly, TA1HZ, VE3DZ and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following
    DX information.

    DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
    week of Sunday, 13th/October, through Sunday, 20th/October there were 214
    countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
    4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G,
    9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3,
    C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6,
    EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP,
    FR, 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, 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, OJ0,
    OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2,
    S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T30, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR,
    TT, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VK9X,
    VP2E, VP6, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, VU7, XE, XU, XW, XZ, YB, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS,
    YU, YV, Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZK3, 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".

    3B8, MAURITIUS (Update/Callsign Change). It would seem that the callsign
    has been changed for the upcoming CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th)
    Mauritius (AF-049) Multi-Multi operation. Look for operators to sign 3B8M
    (not 3B8MU as first announced). Operators mentioned are: Olof/G0CKV,
    David/K1ZZ, Denny/KX7M, Rich/N6AA, Martin/N6VI and Arthur/W6XD. Look for
    activity before and after the contest on the low bands. QSL via LoTW or
    M0OXO. The team is expected to be there between November 18-29th. No
    other details were provided.

    3V8, TUNISIA. Operator SWL Ashraf "Ash", 3V4-002 (KF5EYY) will be active
    as 3V8SS from the "Radio Club Station of Tunisian Scouts" in Sousse during
    the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
    entry. QSL via LoTW or LX1NO. Read about Ashraf on the following Web page
    at: http://www.kf5eyy.info

    3W, VIETNAM. Alex, KU1CW, will be active as 3W9A from Ho Chi Minh City
    between October 20-28th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using all modes
    and including the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/
    Low-Power entry. QSL via KU1CQ, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.

    3Y0I BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). The following was posted
    on the Rebel DX Group's Web page (https://www.rebeldxgroup.com/), dated
    October 13th: Dom is working on Rebel projects in Fiji and will return
    to Poland at some point where he will send out 3D2CR QSL cards.
    After 200K of our private money spent from the Rebel Team's first attempt
    at Bouvet, we have recently decided we will no longer "self fund" the cost
    of fuel for any second attempt. We expect the cost of fuel for attempt #2
    to be near or at 80K. If we can raise 80K, a Rebel Team will go.....
    The Rebel Team

    4L, GEORGIA. Operator Gia, 4L4WW, will be active as 4L0A from Obcha
    (Western Georgia) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as
    a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via LoTW. He states, "PLEASE
    do not send QSL cards direct to him".

    4L, GEORGIA. Mamuka Kordzakhia, 4L2M, President of the National Associ-
    ation Radio Amateurs of Georgia (NARG), will be active during the CQWW
    DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry.
    QSL via 4L2M.

    6O, SOMALIA. Ali, EP3CQ, will once again be active as 6O1OO starting
    October 22nd for one month. Activity will be limited to his spare time
    because he works for the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in
    Mogadishu. Operations are usually on 80/40/30/20/17/15/10/6 meters (mostly
    on 40/20meters FT8) using SSB and FT8. Ali informs OPDX that he has updated
    his QRZ.com page and is looking for some equipment donations. He posted
    the following on his QRZ.com page: "Due to the harsh weather conditions
    super (hot, humid, windy and, salty) there is a necessity to change the
    equipment antennas, wires, UPS and defect RF units (due to overheat), I
    need and rely on your donations to keep the station running. Sponsors
    and equipment donors, please contact me (EP3CQ) directly."
    REMINDER: Effective as of February 11, 2019, the callsign, 6O1OO, has
    been accepted for DXCC credit. QSL direct to: Ali Solhjoo, Schnacken-
    burgstr. 3, Berlin 12159, Germany. QSL cards will be replied to on a
    bi-monthly basis. IRC's are not accepted. See QRZ.com for more info and
    picture of his station. Flash news will be posted via Twitter: @EP3CQ

    8P, BARBADOS. Tom, W2SC, will once again be active as 8P5A during the
    CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power
    entry. Look for him to do casual operating and testing before and after
    the contest on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW or direct
    to HA1AG (not NN1N).

    8Q, MALDIVES. Tommy, DL8KX, will be active as 8Q7KX from Baa Atoll (AS-013)
    between November 10-17th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/15/10 meters and
    will be only CW. QSL via his home callsign or ClubLog's OQRS.

    9H, MALTA. Operators Kurt/DF4XX (9H3FX), Olaf/DL4HG (9H3OG) and Holger/
    DL5XAT (9H3TX) will be active as 9H3TX from Gozo Island (EU-023) during
    CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi/2 entry. QSL via DL5XAT,
    by the Bureau, direct or LoTW. Operators will be there between November
    21-26th. Look for operators to be active outside of the contest using
    their own 9H callsigns. QSL via their home callsign.

    9H, MALTA. John, 9H1XT, will be active as 9H6A from Xghajra during the
    CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via 9H1XT
    direct or LoTW.

    AAW 2020. Gianni, I1HYW, reports the following [edited]: "The Antarctic
    Activity Week (AAW) is celebrating every year since 2003. The 17th Edition
    of the AAW will take place between February 10-17th, 2020.
    Purpose of the A.A.W. is to increase world wide interest around the
    Antarctic Continent and its related matters, with the aim of staying
    close to the researchers and personnel who are spending their time away
    from home and families, studying the Antarctic life and its secrets.
    Addition purpose is to share what Nations and Organizations are doing
    to protect this still non contaminated corner of the world, to share a
    message of peace WW.
    Normally we did run the AAW on the last week of February, in concomi-
    tance with the 22nd of February, when the Argentines rejoice the Argentine's
    Antarctica Day (DIA DE LA ANTARTIDA ARGENTINA see www.marambio.aq ), but
    this year we did anticipate the date, in order to leave our Argentinean
    friends the full focus on their event.
    Launching the 17th AAW, 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 to join and
    share with us, this initiative.
    All stations will qualify for WAP WADA and WAP ASEA (Antarctic Special
    events Award).
    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.
    Check (http://www.waponline.it/antarctic-activity-week/aaw-2020/) to
    see a dedicated page and who the operators will be, as they sign up.
    73, Gianni I1HYW
    (www.waponline.it)"

    CE9/HF0, ANTARCTICA. Seba, SQ1SGB, will be active as CE9/SQ1SGB and
    HF0ANT from Halley VI British Antarctic Research Station and the Polish
    Henryk Arctowski Station on King George Island (AN-010, WLOTA LH-0312),
    respectively, between December 20th and February 8th. Activity will
    mainly be in 40/20 meters using SSB and the Digital modes (FT8/JT65).
    QSL via his home callsign direct only.

    CN3, MOROCCO. Operators Robert/9A5E, Petar/9A6A, Stefano/IK2QEI, Matteo/
    IK2SGC, Davide/IZ2ZOT, Jaroslava/OK1ARI, Jiri/OK1DO, Petr/OK1FFU, OK1JTK,
    Jiri/OK1RI, Vaclav/OK1VVT, Norbert/OM6NM, Spiros/SV8CS and YL Anna/SV8NAC
    will be active as CN3A from Safi during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
    26-27th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via LoTW or via IK2OHG. Visit their
    Web page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CN3A/112969535390789

    CO0, CUBA (Special Event/Contest Op). Look for special event station CO0CB
    to be active from Bariay starting October 26th to October 29th. Activity
    is to celebrate the meeting between two cultures when Christopher Columbus
    landed in Cuba for the very first time back in 1492. Operations will be
    on all bands, CW, SSB and FT8, and including a possible entry in the CQWW
    DX SSB Contest (October 267-27th). QSL via CO8NDZ.

    CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Press Release). Murray, WA4DAN, sent out the following
    press release Sunday morning: "I will be heading to Sable Island this
    morning to meet with the on-island staff of Parks Canada to discuss
    details of our upcoming 2020 CY0 DXpedition. The flight scheduled for
    October 19th was canceled due to water on the sand landing area on the
    island. I also plan to test propagation on 20 meters for a couple of hours.
    I am also scheduled to meet with the Parks Canada, Sable Island manager
    Monday afternoon in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This meeting will be to determine
    the number of ops we will be allowed to take on the 2020 CY0 DXpedition.
    We will also try to fine tune the dates for the DXpedition.
    The 2020 CY0 DXpedition team would like to thank Parks Canada for working
    with us on this venture. Very soon we will establish a CY0 website with
    all of the details for the DXpedition."

    D68CCC COMOROS DXPEDITION NEWS (Reminder). Members of the Mediterraneo DX
    Club (MDXC) will be active as D68CCC from Comoros Island (AF-007) between
    October 21st and November 2nd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including
    30/17/12m, using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. For suggested frequencies, see
    OPDX.1430. QSL via IK2VUC, by the Bureau, direct or OQRS. For more details
    and updates, see: http://www.mdxc.org/d68ccc
    Also their FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/d68ccc

    EA9, MELILLA (Bird Op). Philippe, EA4NF, will be active as EA9/EA4NF from
    Melilla (IM85) on the satellites between November 18-21st. This is a very
    small Spanish territory located in Northern Africa and a very rare GRID.
    It is listed as one of the Most Wanted SAT DXCC. Portable activation will
    be with a FT818 and a FT817ND operating in full Duplex with an Alaskan
    Arrow Antenna. FM and Linears. QSL via LoTW. Keep an eye on Philippe's
    Twitter feed for further updates and passes: https://twitter.com/EA4NF_SAT

    EF9, CEUTA AND MELILLA. Jorge, EA9LZ, will be active as EF9Z from Ceuta
    during the CQWW DX CW Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL
    via LoTW and EA5KB.

    FG, GUADELOUPE (Update). Philippe, F1DUZ, is once again active as FG4KH
    from Guadeloupe (NA-102) until October 29th. Activity will be on 80/40/
    20/1715/12/10 meters using SSB and FT8. He will also be on in the CQWW
    DX SSB Contest (October 26-257th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via his home
    callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

    FO & TX7, FRENCH POLYNESIA AND MARQUESAS. Didier, F6BCW, will once again
    be active as FO/F6BCW from French Polynesia, but this time from Huahine
    Island (OC-067) between October 25-30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters
    (depending on the propagation) using CW only. Didier will be watching via
    LP and SP for Europe according to the propagation.
    From November 3rd, Didier will be at Hiva Oa Island (OC-027) in the
    Marquesas Island in preview to prepare for the TX7T DXpedition (see
    OPDX.1435). Next possibility, Didier will try to be active from Hiva Oa
    with the callsign FO/F6BCW on November 4-5th and between November 19-25th,
    on 40 and 20m. The beginning of the TX7T DXpedition will take place between
    November 6-17th, with activity on 160-10 meters. See the Web site:
    http://marquesas2019.com
    QSL FO/F6BCW via F6BCW direct (w/3 USDs) to: Didier CADOT, 180 rue du Moulin
    de la coudre - 71440 TRONCHY FRANCE. QSL TX7T via Tim Beaumont, M0URX.

    H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE. Operators Larry/K1ZW and Rob/N7QT will be active
    as H40KT and H40TT, respectively, from Pigeon Island (OC-065) between
    November 14-26th. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. QSL
    via M0URX or OQRS. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

    HC, ECUADOR. Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD, will be active as HC1MD/2 from Ballenita,
    the Provincia de Santa Elena, Ecuador, and from the Farallon Dillon Light-
    house (ARLHS ECU-017)[arlhs.com], Capay on Hill, between October 27th-
    November 9th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters (14270 kHz SSB for light-
    house hunters) using CW, SSB and FT8, and the equipment to be used is a
    TT-857D into a Spider Vertical (40/30/20/17m). QSL via K8LJG and LoTW
    after the trip.

    HC, ECUADOR. Uwe, DL8UD, will once again be active as HC5M from Cuenca
    during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-
    Band/High-Power/Assisted entry. Before and after the contest, Uwe will
    operate on 160-10 meters, including the 30/17/12m bands, using CW and
    SSB. QSL via DL8UD, direct or by the Bureau.

    IA0, ANTARCTICA. In mid-December, operators Marco/IK5SQX (aka DK5SQX)
    and Nicola/IZ7ZNZ will be among a group of Italian Researchers on their
    way to Concordia Station (WAP MNB-03) where they plan to stay until
    February 2020. Activity (when time permits) will be mostly on 20 meters
    SSB, possibly afte January 5th. Nothing sure about the callsign they are
    going to use from there, maybe IA0DC... Read the full details at the WAP
    Web site: http://www.waponline.it

    IOTA NEWS..............
    AF-004. David, OK1DTP, will be active as EA8/OL5D from Fuerteventura
    Island, Canary Islands, between November 21-28th. Activity
    will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a
    Single-Op/Single-Band (80m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via OK1DTP.

    AF-004. Vlada, OK1CW, will be active as EA8/OK1A from Fuerteventura
    Island, Canary Islands, between November 21-28th. Activity
    will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a
    Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via OK1CW.

    AF-004. Jarda, OK2GG, will be active as EA8/OK2GG from Fuerteventura
    Island, Canary Islands, between November 21-28th. Activity
    will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a
    Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via OK2GG.

    AS-017. (Update) Markus, DJ4EL, is now active as JS6UEA from Yomitan,
    Okinawa, until October 25th. Activity is on 40/20/15/10m using
    SSB. QSL via his home callsign, but preferred method is via LoTW
    or ClubLog's OQRS. For updates, watch is Twitter page at:
    https://twitter.com/rapanuiman

    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 SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/Single-TX entry.
    Operators mentioned are Hakan/TA0G, Hulki/TA1U, Rebi/TA2BN,
    Osman/TA2DO, Deniz/TA1CQ, Tev/TA1HZ, Can/TA1CR, Golkem/TA7AZC
    and TB0BBB. QSL via TA2BN.

    AS-206. Operators Ted/JF1CCH and Eiji/JQ1SUO are now active as JF1CCH/0
    and JQ1SUO/0 from Sado Island until October 21st. Activity will
    be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via their
    home callsigns.

    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......

    KP3, PUERTO RICO. Felipe, NP4Z, will be active as KP3Z from the Puerto
    Rico Contest Club in Rio Piedras during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
    23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via N4AO.

    NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Yuriy, N2TTA, will once again be active from
    here as NP2P during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-
    Op entry. QSL via LoTW.

    OPDX MAILING LIST (Just A Reminder). The "new" OPDX Mailing List is back up
    and running! Details on how to subscribe/unsubscribe are at the bottom of
    this bulletin. PLEASE pass the word around.... Thanks and 73 de Tedd KB8NW

    OR0/OR18, BELGIUM (Special Event). To celebrate the 18th birthday of HRH
    Princess Elisabeth, members of the Belgian IARU Society UBA will activate
    special event station OR0YAL (which could be read as O Royal) between
    October 25th and December 25th. During the same time period, over 30
    different UBA club stations using the special prefix "OR18" will be
    aired and individual Belgian hams are allowed to make use of the "OR"
    prefix instead of the regular "ON" in their callsign. Also, a commemor-
    ative award will be available for working "OR0YAL" and the "OR18" club
    stations during this time-frame. The certificate will be available in four
    different classes: Bronze (30 pts), Silver (50 pts), Gold (70 pts) and
    Platinum (110 pts). Each "OR18" station as well as "OR0YAL" counts as
    two points on the first band worked and one additional point on every
    additional band worked. Contacts made on the same band but in different
    modes do not count separately. No band or mode restrictions nor any
    endorsements. Please note that how ever they encourage you to do so,
    contacting other Belgian stations do not get you any points towards this
    commemorative certificate. For more details, Logsearch and award appli-
    cations should be made via (https://or0yal.uba.be). This Web site will
    be available during the activity period.

    OX, GREENLAND. Thomas, OZ1AA, will be active as OX1AA from Kangerlussuaq,
    Greenland (NA-018), between October 22-29th. Activity will be on various
    HF bands. QSL via OZ1ACB.

    P4, ARUBA (Update). Yuri, VE3DZ, will once again be active as P40T from
    Aruba (SA-036) between October 21-31st. Activity will be on all HF bands
    using CW, SSB and FT8. He plans to be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
    26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via VE3DZ.

    PJ2, CURACAO. Erik, ON4ANN, will be active as PJ2/ON4ANN from Curacao
    (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) between October 27th and November 2nd. Activity
    will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the
    Bureau or LoTW.

    PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators David/N3RD, Walter/WA3LRO, John/N4RV, Richard/N6KT,
    Stu/N7ZZ, Uli/DL8OBQ and Steve/PJ4DX will be active as PJ4K from Bonaire
    (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th)
    as a Multi-Multi 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 (October 21-27th).......
    Oct/21st HN Oct/24th LN Oct/26th HN
    Oct/22nd AN Oct/25th LN Oct/27th HN
    Oct/23rd 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)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NO QSL-INFO THIS WEEK. Will return next week....

    (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......
    https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/5K0K (Updated)
    https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/T30GC (Updated)
    https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/VP6R (Updated)

    NEW QSL MANAGER FOR ANTARCTICA STATIONS KC4AAA, KC4AAC and KC4USV.
    The QSL Manager for KC4AAA, KC4AAC and KC4USV was Larry Skilton, K1IED.
    Larry became a Silent Key on June 2, 2018. Bob Schenck, N2OO, on behalf
    of the QSL Managers Society along with an assist from Gerry Kersus,
    W1GD, were able to recover the logs and blank cards from Larry's family
    earlier this year. With an assist from the QSL Managers Society, a new
    QSL Manager has been assigned.
    The new QSL Manager for these 3 stations will be Bill Erhardt, K7MT.
    Bill was at McMurdo Station for two seasons (2008/09 & 2009/10) and
    worked with Larry, K1IED, and helped recover about 7 years of back
    QSLs and logs while at Mac Town. Bill mentioned that Larry was a great
    guy and he was saddened to hear that he was SK. Bill offered to be
    available to take over as QSL Manager for the 3 stations (KC4AAA, KC4AAC
    and KC4USV) that Larry managed. All of the recovered paper logs and
    blank QSLs were recently passed along to Bill, K7MT, who can now handle
    any QSL card requests. Full information can be located on the QRZ pages
    for each of the Antarctica calls (KC4AAA, KC4AAC and KC4USV). This
    includes information on dates of activities for which logs are available.
    We suggest keeping an eye on those QRZ pages for updated information
    on more current activities by each of the stations. Bill's E-mail is
    (k7mt@mt.net) for anyone with any inquiries.
    73! Bob Schenck, N2OO
    QSL Managers Society
    www.qsl.net/qslmanagers

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5B4ALJ, 8P2K, 9K2GS, 9V1YC, A35JT, A82X, A82Z,
    C21WW, C37NL, EA6VQ, ES6DO, HH2AA, JW9DL, LX/PA0PIW, LX1HD, OJ0JR, OY1R,
    T30L, T88UW, YS1RS and ZS1SBW

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: E44WE, HR6A (1987), K4MIA, MS0INT, R1AND (AN-016),
    R1ANP (AN-016), R205NEW (AS-205), R26RRC (AS-204), R63RRC (AS-063),
    RI0BC (AS-042), RW0IM/P (AS-059), RW1AI/MM, TO5M and XE1FAA

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3W3B, 3XY3D/P (AF-051), 3XY3D/P (AF-096),
    5R8UP, 5T2KW, 9H3HI, 9M6/G3VYI, A52IC, DZ4C (OC-202), E20HHK/P (AS-126),
    E51LYC (OC-098), H40D (OC-179), H44R (OC-168), H44R/P (OC-158), IH9/LZ1PM,
    PJ5/N6YEU, TG9BBV, TX0A (OC-113), TX0M (OC-297), VE3LYC/KL7 (NA-150),
    VE7DP/7 (NA-181), VK5MAV/6 (OC-183), VK5MAV/6 (OC-211), XU7DDD, XW0YJY,
    XW1IC, YB9/DL3KZA (OC-150), YE4/DL3KZA (OC-144), Z23MD and ZA/DK8FA
    --- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
    to send in their info....

    S7, SEYCHELLES. Operators Martin/OK1FZM and XYL Lenka/OK1WZM will be
    active as S79ZM from Seychelles between October 18-31st. They will operate
    during the first week from Mahe Island (AF-024) and the second week from
    Praslin Island (AF-024). Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters
    using CW and SSB. Martin will do all of the CW. Depending on conditions,
    they may be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th). QSL via OK1FZM,
    direct or by the Bureau. All QSLs will be sent out via the Bureau. NO LoTW
    or ClubLog.

    SU8, EGYPT. Members of the Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society For Development
    (ERASD) will be active as SU8WRC from Sharm el Sheikh between October 28th
    and November 22nd during the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-2019).
    Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via OH2BH.

    SU8, EGYPT. Members of the Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society For Develop-
    ment (ERASD) and Radio Arcala from the World Radiocommunication Conference
    (WRC-2019) will be active as SU8X from Sharm El Sheikh during the CQWW DX
    SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via OH2BH.

    T8, PALAU. Jery, HL5BHH, will be active as T88KZ from the VIP Guest Hotel
    (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between October 21-24th. Activity
    will be holiday style on 80-6 meters using mostly SSB and possibly FT8.
    All the contacts will be confirmed only via LoTW and it will be uploaded
    ASAP after holiday.

    T8 PALAU. Yunjae/HL5KY, Munehiro/JR6DRH, Mike/JA6EGL, are now active as
    T88KY, T88RH and T88SM, respectively, from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio
    Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) until October 23rd. Activity will be holiday
    style on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL T88KY via
    LoTW only, and he states, "it will be uploaded as soon as possible after
    holiday. Sorry but I do not prepare paper QSLs for this operation." QSL
    T88RH via JR6DRH. QSL T88SM via his home callsign direct only. For more
    details about the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room), see:
    https://palau-radio-club.jimdofree.com

    TK, CORSICA. Look for "Team Charlie" (S5 Team) to be active again as TK0C
    from Sant Ambroggio, Corsica, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
    23-24th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via S50C, direct, eQSL and LoTW.
    The list of operators was not provided. For details and updates, watch:
    https://www.facebook.com/TK0CHARLIE

    V4, ST. KITTS (Update/Change). Felipe, NP4Z, is not going to be able to
    do his V43Z operation during the CQWW DX SSB Contest as previous announced,
    but Randy, K5ZD, will be stepping into the chair there. He will probably
    be using the callsign V47T as a Single-Op/ALL-Band entry. QSL via LoTW
    or W2RQ.

    VK9/N, NORFOLK ISLAND (Update/Reminder). Operators Jacek/SP5EAQ (VK9NE),
    Mek/SP7VC (VK9NC) and Marcin/SP5ES (VK9NG) will be active from Norfolk
    Island (OC-005) between October and November. All three operators will
    have different lengths of stay on the island:
    SP5EAQ (VK9NE) -- October 18th-November 4th
    SP7VC (VK9NC) -- October 18-28th
    SP5ES (VK9NG) -- October 28th-November 4th
    Activity will be on various HF bands. Modes: Jacek/SP5EAQ (SSB ex-
    clusively); Mek/SP7VC (Digital modes) and Marcin/SP5ES (CW). Jacek/
    SP5EAQ will participate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as
    VK9NE. QSL Manager will be SP7VC (direct, by the Bureau or LoTW). Jacek,
    SP5EAQ, informed that the Internet access on the island will be very
    limited, so it will be a problem to have real time online logs. However,
    if possible the logs will be uploaded in batches to a database which will
    be available online. So there will be some delay. For more details and
    updates, visit their Web page at: http://vk9n-2019.dxing.pl

    VP2M, MONTSERRAT. Steve, K3SW, will be active as VP2MSW from Montserrat
    (NA-103) between October 22-28th. He plans to be active in the CQWW DX
    SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power/Assisted
    entry. If possible, Steve will operate CW prior to CQWW SSB Contest between
    October 22-24th. On October 28th, the station must be disassembled so he
    is not likely to operate then. LoTW is primary QSL route. If you want a
    paper QSL, then send direct to K3SW with 3 USDs for QSLs outside the U.S.
    and 1 USD for U.S. stations (but be patient).

    VP2V, BRITISH VIGRIN ISLANDS. Steven, AA7V, will once again be active as
    VP2V/AA7V from Virgin Gorda. Length of stay is unknown. Activity will be
    during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). Outside of the contest,
    activity will be on various bands using CW, RTTY and FT8. QSL VP2V/AA7V
    via LoTW or AA7V.

    VP6R PITCAIRN ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). The Pitcairn Island DX-
    pedition VP6R Team hit the air waves on October 17th and will be there
    until November 1st. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including 6 meters
    EME, using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (F/H). The VP6R team will also participate
    in the 2019 CQWW SSB Contest this coming weekend October 26-27th weekend.
    QSL via K9CT. For more details and info, check out the Pitcairn Island
    DXpedition Web page at: https://pitcairndx.com
    Also, check out their FaceBook page at:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/580069859103416
    Also, their Twitter page is at: https://twitter.com/2019Island

    VU7, LAKSHADWEEP (Update/Reminder). Operators Sree/VU2OB, Shabu/M0KRI/
    VU2CAC and Asraf/VU3MTY will be active as VU7RI from Lakshadweep Island
    (AS-011) between October 19-31st. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, in-
    cluding 60m, with a focus on higher bands using CW, SSB and FT8. An
    operating schedule is available on their Web page. QSL via M0KRI, LoTW
    or ClubLog. For more details and update, see: https://vu7ri.com

    WWROF WEBINAR (CQWW SSB and CW by K1AR). If you missed the Worldwide
    Radio Operators Foundation's Webinar on "CQ WW SSB and CW – Current News
    on Your Favorite Contests" - presented by John Dorr, K1AR", it is now
    available online at: https://wwrof.org/category/webinar-archive
    CQWW Director K1AR will bring you up-to-date on the biggest annual global
    radiosport events on the calendar. Participant resources will be examined
    along with log submittal, Log Check Reports, the Scores Database and
    awards. Some questions and discussion were fielded at the end.

    XT, BURKINA FASO. Al, F8FUA, will once again be active as XT2BR, from
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; dates to be announced (possibly sometime in
    December). He will use an Elecraft K3 with 100 watts into a hexbeam and
    dipoles, operating on CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (DXpedition mode) if possible.
    Log will be updated when possible depending on his Internet access. QSL
    direct (with SAE and 2 USDs) or via the REF QSL Bureau. After his oper-
    ation, Al will upload his log to LoTW.

    XW, LAOS. Bruce, 3W3B (HS0ZCY/XU7ADF/XW1B/AA4XR), who lives in Da Nang,
    will once again be active as XW4XR from Vientiane between December 4-14th.
    Activity will be on 40-6 meters (60m included) using CW, RTTY, JT65 and
    FT8. QSL via E21EIC and LoTW (preferred method).

    ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Steve, WB4GHY, is once again active as ZD8SC from
    Ascension Island (AF-003) until November 11th. He is there for his usual
    work detail. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB, FT4 and FT8,
    with an IC-7000 w/100 watts into a directional antenna. QSL via WB4GHY
    or LoTW.

    ZF9, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Stan, K5GO, will once again be active as ZF9CW from
    Cayman Brac Island (NA-016) in both CQWW DX SSB and CW Contests (October
    26-27th and November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entries.
    Look for him to be active on various HF bands outside of the contest on
    both CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW or his home callsign direct. NO LoTW or
    NO Bureau.

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