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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1439

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    SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1439
    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1439

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Bulletin No. 1439
    BID: $OPDX.1439
    November 11, 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, N5OT, WB6RSE,
    K8LBT, K8YSE, W8AV, W8GEX & 60m DX News, K9EL, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX
    News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les
    Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, RN3RQ, RW6HS, Sixitalia Weekly,
    VA3RJ & ICPO and Z32ZM for the following DX information.

    DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
    week of Sunday, 3rd/November, through Sunday, 10th/November there were
    210 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
    4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J,
    9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, CE, CE9,
    CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI,
    EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FO/m, FP, FR,
    FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK,
    HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K,
    KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0,
    OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S7, S9,
    SM, SP, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TU, TZ, UA, UA2,
    UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP6, VP8, VP9,
    VR, VU, VU7, XE, XT, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV,
    Z3, Z6, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS

    * PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
    more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
    First Worry Later".

    3E1, PANAMA (Special Event). Look for special station 3E1FP to be active
    until November 30th, to celebrate the 116th anniversary of the Republic
    of Panama. Operators mentioned are Alvaro/HP1DAV, George/HP1GDS, Ricardo/
    HP1RIS, Bellomiro/HP3BSM, Juan/HP3DBR, Emigdio/HP3EMS, Francisco/HP3FL,
    Erick/HP3QQ and possibly others. Activity will be on 80/60/40/30/20/17/
    15/10 meters using CW, SSB and possibly other modes. QSL via HP1DAV.

    3Y0I BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. Dom, 3Z9DX, posted the following
    comment on FaceBook/eHam.net on November 4th [edited]: "After a short and
    solid in-team discussion we decided that all donors, who supported our
    first attempt to Bouvet in March 2019 with 199 USDs and more, will take
    part in a similar lottery as we've announced recently in terms of the
    2nd Bouvet's attempt. We simply feel we should honor all of our supporters
    who qualify to enter the lottery.
    So, each donor who donated at least 199 USDs and more until March 2019
    is able to win a FREE 10 days vacation + sailing trip on our own Rebel
    Catamaran with a Captain and crew among the Fiji islands. The rules are
    simple and the same as the current lottery for supporters of the 2nd
    Bouvet attempt. We will choose 3 donors + 1 accompanying person each,
    that is 6 people in total. Dates are to be arranged with participants
    once chosen.
    The prize includes 10 days vacation and/or the sailing trip around
    some amazing Fiji islands (Prize do not include participants insurances,
    airfares from/to home destinations and food. This can be arranged by
    our crew on request). The entire process of the prize drawing and the
    winners' announcements will be live-streamed online. The prize draw will
    take place in approx. 2 weeks and will be announced a couple of days
    earlier. Stay tuned and already crossing fingers for the winners :)"
    -----------------------------------------------
    For more details and updates on the Bouvet Island DXpedition, watch
    the following Web page and Media sites at:
    This is the main site where you can find more details on the project
    and news: https://bouvetoya.org
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bouvetoya.org
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bouvetoyaorg

    4L, GEORGIA. Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active during the CQWW DX CW
    Contests (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL
    via K1BV or LoTW.

    4U1UN NEWS. On FaceBook, the United Nations Amateur Radio Club (4U1UN)
    reports the following on November 8th: Please note -- the 4U1UN beacon
    has been temporarily deactivated due to wind-incurred damage to the
    antenna. I'm attempting to schedule a time with relevant parties to
    gain access to the roof in order to inspect and repair.

    5B60, CYPRUS (Special Event). Norman, 5B4AIE, reports that he will be
    active as 5B60AIF throughout the year 2020. He states [edited], "Cyprus
    will celebrate 60 years of the Republic of Cyprus so all 5B callsign
    holders will get the chance to use the 5B60 prefix for the whole year."
    QSL 5B60AIF via ClubLog's OQRS or direct to his home callsign, possibly
    LoTW. NO IRCs.

    5R. MADAGASCAR (Reminder). Operators Hiro/JF1OCQ and Kuni/JA8VE will be
    active as 5R8VX and 5R8KU, respectively, from Nosy Be Island (AF-057)
    between November 12-25th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW,
    SSB and the Digital modes (FT4 & FT8). QSL 5R8VX via JF1OCQ and 5R8KU
    via JA8VE.

    6V, SENEGAL. Operators Jacques/F6BEE, Franck/F8CRH and Marko/N5ZO will
    be active as 6V7A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a
    Multi-2 entry. The operators will be active before the contest signing
    as 6W1RW. QSL both callsigns via LoTW (preferred), Clublog's OQRS, direct
    or by the Bureau to F6BEE.

    7A, INDONESIA. A team of YB operators will be active as 7A2A from a contest
    station in Central Java during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th)
    as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW, direct, or via YB2DX. No other
    details were provided.

    8Q7, MALDIVES (Reminder). Roly, ZL1BQD, will be active as 8Q7XR from
    Maldives (AS-013) between November 10th and December 30th. Activity will
    be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via his home callsign.
    ADDED NOTE: Beware that this is a re-issued callsign. Mark, M0DXR, used
    this callsign in 2008.

    8Q, MALDIVES (Reminder). 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.

    9G, GHANA (Reminder). A group of Slovenian operators will be active as
    9G5W from Kokrobite between November 16-27th. Operators mentioned are
    Tine/S50A, Leo/S50R, Marko/S51DS, Tone/S51TC, Sergej/S51ZJ, Peter/S54W
    and Renato/S57UN. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and
    RTTY. They plan to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). Their
    equipment contains 3x Kenwood TS-590SG with various verticals for 160/80/
    40/30m, and two SpiderBeams for 20-10m. QSL via S59ZZ or ClubLog's OQRS.
    Log will be uploaded to LoTW (usually 6 months later). For more details
    and updates, see: https://www.ghana.si

    A4, OMAN. Members of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) will
    activate their contest station, A44A, in Muscat during the CQWW DX CW
    Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via A47RS. Operators
    mentioned are A47RS Team, Fulvio/HB9DHG and Oliver/Z32TO.

    C5, THE GAMBIA. Paul, SA6PIS, will be active as C56PIS from the Ocean
    Bay Hotel, Bakau, The Gambia, between November 28th and December 13th.
    Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands. QSL via his home
    callsign.

    C6, BAHAMAS. Mike, DF8AN, will be active as C6AAN from Bahamas between
    February 23rd and March 1st, 2020. Activity will be on various HF bands
    using mainly CW and FT8. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the
    Bureau.

    EW, BELARUS. Members of the RU1A team and some locals (EW6W, EU6AF, EU4A,
    EU6RO, EW6C, EU1U) will be active as EW5A from the EW6W Postavy station
    during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Single entry.
    QSL via EW6W.

    HS, THAILAND. Operators Bob/5B4AGN, Dietmar/DL3DXX, JayCie/E20NKB, Champ/
    E21EIC, Andy/G3AB, Tony/G4UAV/HS0ZDX, Pas/HS3ANP, Panya/HS3XVP, Ray/HS4RAY,
    Stig/LA7JO/HS0ZGD, Fred/K3ZO/HS0ZAR, Martin/HS0ZED, Svante/SM3DYU/HS0ZDY,
    Ken/K4ZW and Hugo/LA5YJ will be active as HS0ZAR from Phimai, northeast
    of Bangkok, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-
    Multi-2 entry. QSL via K3ZO. Look for some of the operators to be active
    as HS0ZGD before and after the contest. QSL via LA7JO, direct or by the
    HS Bureau.

    IOTA NEWS..............
    AS-115/ Operators Vasily/R7AL and Vlad/RK8A plan to activate from the
    AS-123. following Turkish IOTA islands using the callsigns TA0/R7AL
    and TA0/RK8A: November 11-14th -- Bogsak Island (AS-123)
    November 15-17th -- Suluada Island (AS-115)
    Activation depends on the local weather conditions. QSL via
    ClubLog's OQRS.

    OC-150. Burkhard, DL3KZA, will once again be active as YB9/DL3KZA
    from Lombok Island and Sumbawa Island between November 14th
    and December 2nd. Activity usually has been on 20/15 meters
    SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

    SA-058. Members of the Grupo DX Caracas will be active as YW5F from
    Farallon Centinela (ARLHS VEN 010, WLOTA LH 0012) between
    November 22-24th. Operators mentioned are Ramon/YV5EED, Victor/
    YV5ZV, Nelson/YV5NR, Gregorio/YV5OK and John/YV5IUA. Activity
    will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB, FM and FT8. Suggested
    frequencies are:
    CW - 1825, 3515, 7010, 10106, 14025, 18075, 21023, 24905
    and 28030 kHz
    SSB - 1848, 3790, 7160, 14190, 18157, 21285, 24975 and 28480 kHz
    FT8 - 3573, 7074, 10136, 14078, 18100, 21074, 24915 and 28074 kHz
    6m - 50090/CW, 50155/SSB and 50313/FT8
    2m - 146520/FM
    QSL via YV5DTA. For more details and updates, watch QRZ.com.

    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......

    IS0, SARDINIA. Operators Chav/LZ1ABC, Chavdar/LZ1AQ, Tony/LZ5EE and
    Ivailo/LZ5VV will be active as IS0/LZ5F from Sardinia (EU-024) during
    the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL
    via LZ1ZF.

    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

    PJ2, CURACAO. Gerben, PG5M, is once again active as PJ2/PG5M from Curacao
    until November 15th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands
    using CW only with a K3, 100 watts into a vertical. QSL via PG5M or Club-
    Log's OQRS.

    PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 11-17th).......
    Nov/11th AN Nov/14th AN Nov/16th AN
    Nov/12th AN Nov/15th AN Nov/17th AN
    Nov/13th 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) (November 10th)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    3A/OJ0Y via MM0NDX (L) OE6V via OE6FNG PA33EUDXF via PA0MBD
    3Z100PIP via SP7PKI & (L) OK1P via OK1FIG PE33EUDXF via PA0MBD
    CN44MS via RW6HS (d) OL250VEK via OK1KQI PI33EUDXF via PA0MBD
    DL/SP1FM/P via SP1FM OL3A via OK1MR SN100PIP via SP2PBM (O/L)
    DL33EUDXF via DJ8NK OL4ACF via OK1AR SO100PIP via SP5KVW
    FO/W5MJ via W5MJ OL5W via OK1IC SP100PIP via SP7PKI
    GB50WAB via G7GJU OL6P via OK2WTM TA2/DL2JRM via DL2JRM
    GW0A via GW4SKA OL9Z via OK2PVF TM33EUDX via PA1AW
    HF100PIP via SP9KJU OM4Q via OM3BY TX7T via M0URX (O)
    HS0ZOM via DL9MWG OR18LLV via ON6LL V31FI via N3OBY
    HZ1TT via A61BK (O/L/d) OR18MCL via ON4CAS VE2PEACE via VE2JCW (d)
    IB2LV via I2MYF OR18NOL via ON6CC VK9NG via SP7VC & (L)
    KH6ZM via I0MWI (d) OV3X via OZ8AE & (e) YJ0RRC via RZ3FW (O)
    LC5A via LA7MFA OZ/KH6DXX via DF3XX ZL/HG0R via HA0NAR

    (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

    NEW QSL MANAGER. Vasiliy, RW6HS, reports that he is the new QSL Manger
    for CN44MS, CN8NIL and CN8SAM.

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4O3A, 5K0K, 5T5PA, 6O7O, 6W1RW, BG2AUE, EA6AIU,
    FY5KE, J68HZ, JS6UEA, OX5DM, T30GC, T6AA, T77LA, V31MA, VP6R, XX9TDX,
    ZP4KFX and ZS1A

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: K7TRI (NA-211) and R63RRC (AS-063)

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4W/NB3MM, 5X8B, 9M2TO, DU1S/9 (OC-175),
    EA8AF, JA7IC, JD1BMH, OH8X, Z23MD, Z66D and Z66X
    --- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
    to send in their info....

    SV/A, MT. ATHOS. Monk Iakovos, SV2RSG, has been active as SV2RSG/A from
    the Holy Monastery of Koutloumousiou of Mount Athos. Activity has been
    on mostly 20 meters at various times between 1100-1830z (some 40m). It
    is interesting that he is now signing with a "/A" ("/A" as meaning of
    alternative). Back in July, OPDX was informed that per the DXCC Desk
    staff, they do not yet have any documentation from Monk Iakovos, SV2RSG,
    that states he is in fact active from Mount Athos. However, several
    sources are reporting that Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, ARRL Radiosport and Field
    Services Manager, has recently stated "operations by SV2RSG/A (if from
    Mount Athos must identify '/A') are accepted by ARRL DXCC." It was verified
    on Friday, November 8th, (thanks to Goose, W8AV, a Great Lakes DXCC Checker)
    from the DXCC Desk that SV2RSG/A is good for DXCC. QSL via SV2RSG/A direct
    (see QRZ.com).

    TO9, ST. MARTIN (Update to OPDX.1423). Operators John/K9EL, Paul/K9NU,
    Gary/N9AOL, John/W9ILY and Marco/FS4WBS will be active as TO9W from Orient
    Bay, Saint Martin Island (NA-105) between December 4-13th. John, K9EL,
    provides the following update, dated November 4th: "In less than 30 days,
    we will be in Saint Martin! We arrive late on December 3rd and we will
    spend all day December 4th and probably into the 5th setting up antennas.
    We will put one station on the air as soon as possible, most likely 20
    meters. Ultimately we will be able to have 3 stations operating simul-
    taneously. All antennas will come down on December 13th. We have a new
    large fiberglass mast for an improved 160 meter TX antenna. We will alter-
    nate between CW and FT8 on 160 meters.
    Please make sure to update your logging programs to recognize TO9W as
    Saint Martin. Our intention is activate ClubLog real-time log updates,
    assuming a steady Internet connection. We plan to upload to LoTW daily.
    All questions, comments and requests for schedules should be sent to our
    pilots, K9NB or W9MK. Our QSL Manager is W9ILY.
    73 from the TO9W team – W9ILY, K9NU, N9AOL, K9EL, W9MK, K9NB"
    Their activity will be on 160-6 meters but with a focus on 160/80/40
    meters. They plan is to operate FT8 in the Fox/Hound mode on DXpedition
    frequencies. SSB and RTTY are also planned. There will be NO operation
    on 60 meters or PSK modes. When the normal FT8 frequencies are busy,
    they will operate Fox/Hound mode on: 3567, 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095,
    21091, 24911 and 28091 kHz. If those frequencies are busy, they will
    announce their operating frequency. Also, look for them to be in the
    ARRL 160 Meter Contest between December 6-8th. QSL via W9ILY, LoTW or
    ClubLog OQRS. For more details and updates, see:
    http://k9el.com/SaintMartin2019/SXM2019.htm

    TX7, MARQUESAS ISLANDS (Update). Members of the CAN-AM DXpedition Group
    are now active as TX7T from the Island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas Islands
    until November 17th. Operators mentioned are Didier/F6BCW, Bob/K4UEE,
    Robert/K5PI, Madison/W5MJ, Bill/W5SJ, Robert/W5RF, Neil/VA7DX and Keith/
    VE7KW. This includes the operators from TX5T last year. Activity will be
    on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. Suggested frequencies are:
    CW - 1822.5, 3524, 7024, 10108, 14024, 18079, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
    SSB - 1848, 3610*, 7082, 14210, 18130, 21285, 24945 and 28485 kHz
    RTTY - 3580, 7045, 10142, 14080, 18105, 21080, 24912 and 28080 kHz
    FT8** - 1844, 3600, 7056, 10145, 14090, 18095, 21091, 24915 and 28091 kHz
    6m - 50105/CW, 50108/SSB and 50316/FT8
    * They will likely listen around 3750.
    ** They will be using Fox/Hound.
    Operating frequencies may change based on conditions. Please listen
    carefully to operator instructions. They will operate split frequency
    almost 100%. QSL via Tim Beaumont, M0URX and his OQRS. See QSL instruc-
    tions on (M0URX.com) for directions. For more details and updates, see:
    http://www.marquesas2019.com

    VK9C, COCOS KEELING ISLANDS (Reminder/Update). Operators Keith/GM4YXI/GM5X
    and Chris/GM3WOJ/GM2V are revisiting the Cocos Keeling Islands (OC-003)
    between November 12-27th, using the callsign VK9CZ which they used in 2013
    and 2017. They will be active for 18 days on 160-10 meters using CW and
    SSB with some FT-8. The focus will be on the low bands with efficient
    antennas on the beach and two RX antennas. Suggested frequencies for FT8
    are: 1836, 1908 (JA), 3567, 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095, 21091, 24911 and
    28091 kHz. Check the Web page for their FT8 operating plans. Also, look
    for VK9CZ in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-2 entry.
    VK9CZ will confirm all QSOs via LoTW and ClubLog. The QSL Manager for paper
    QSL cards is Steve, N3SL. Their Web site is online with more information,
    updates, propagation charts, etc.... at: http://www.vk9cz2019.com

    VK & VK9L, AUSTRALIA AND LORD HOWE ISLAND (Update/Reminder). Look for Mike,
    DF8AN, to be active as VK/DF8AN from Sydney a few days prior to and after
    his VK9LQ Lord Howe Island (OC-004) operation. He will be active from Lord
    Howe Island between November 21-27th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
    using CW, RTTY, FT8 and other Digital modes (JT, PSK, MFSK16 and some HELL
    were mentioned). Michael states that he "will work in FT8 DXPedition mode
    only if too many callers", but he will mainly not work in DXPedition mode.
    Also, check the regular FT8 frequencies, and if too many callers, he will
    QSY to 14090, 7045 or 10142 in the DXPedition mode. Mike will also be in
    the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via
    DF8AN, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL. NO ClubLog, OQRS or LoTW.

    VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS. Jerry, WA2TTI, will be active as VP5/WA2TTI from
    Turks and Caicos Islands (NA-002) between December 2-7th. Activity will
    be holiday style on various HF bands probably running QRP. QSL via his
    home callsign only.

    VP6R PITCAIRN ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. It would seem that the VP6R QSOs
    are now LoTW as of November 8th, and you can request a QSL via ClubLog's
    OQRS. Also, the total QSO count on ClubLog has been changed. ClubLog now
    shows that the VP6R team has made 82208 QSOs with 20624 Unique Callsigns.
    Breakdown of modes are: 34820/CW, 23055/SSB, 24273/FT8 and 60/JT65. Break-
    down by Continents (%): .4/AF, 21.9/AS, 20.8/EU, 52.2/NA, 2.1/OC, and
    2.5/SA.
    Again, QSL via K9CT. For more details, updates and pictures, 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

    WWROF WEBINAR (Contest Q&A Presented by Randy Thompson, K5ZD). The World
    Wide Radio Operator Foundation (WWROF) is pleased to announce the following
    webinar: "Contest Q&A – Your Chance to Ask Anything" - presented by Randy
    Thompson, K5ZD.
    Randy, K5ZD fields questions from all comers in WWROF’s first ever
    strictly Q&A webinar. Now is your chance to ask Randy anything you want
    about radio contesting! It will take place Wednesday, November 13th, at
    0100z. PLEASE NOTE: In the USA this is Tuesday evening, November 12th at
    the following times: 8:00pm Eastern, 7:00pm Central, 6:00pm Mountain and
    5:00pm Pacific. To register, go to: https://wwrof.org/webinars
    This webinar is presented by WWROF as a service to the Amateur Radio-
    sport Community at ***no cost*** to the registrant. The World Wide Radio
    Operators Foundation is dedicated to improving the skills of amateur radio
    operators around the world, utilizing education, competition, advancement
    of technology and scientific research, promoting international friendship
    and goodwill, and preparing them to better serve society in times of com-
    munication need. For more information, visit: https://www.wwrof.org

    XP/OX, GREENLAND. Henning, OZ2I/OZ1BII, will once again be active as
    XP2I from Kanger-lussuaq between November 20-25th. Activity will be CW
    only on all HF bands. He will participate during the CQWW DX CW Contest
    (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. For activity
    outside of the contest, he will sign OX/OZ2I. QSL via OZ2I, LoTW, eQSL
    or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates, see:
    http://www.oz2i.dk/index.html

    XV, VIETNAM. Sven, HB9DXB, will be active as XV9DXB from his second home
    in Vietnam during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op
    entry. Look for activity before and after the contest, usually on 80/40/
    20/10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via EB7DX direct or LoTW.

    YS, EL SALVADOR. Gabriel, HK4GOO, is now active as YS/HK4GOO until November
    16th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL via his
    home callsign, direct, LoTW or eQSL.

    Z6, KOSOVO. Mome, Z32ZM, informs OPDX that due to his bad health, need of
    money and RIGs, he was unable to be active from Kosovo during last summer.
    However, he states that he is now planning to be active from Vitina,
    Kosovo, as Z68MA by the end of November and December this year. It will
    be mostly TOP bands activity (160 & 80m) and some 40/30m. He is looking
    for some support (via his PayPal at z32zm@t.mk) and any donations are
    appreciated. QSL via his home callsign or ClubLog's OQRS (recommended).

    ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Mike, DF8AN, will be active as ZF2AN from Grand Cayman
    Island (NA-016) between February 14-23rd, 2020. Activity will be on various
    HF bands using mainly CW and FT8. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by
    the Bureau.

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