Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1542

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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1542

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Bulletin No. 1542
    BID: $OPDX.1542
    November 29th, 2021
    Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
    Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
    Written/Sent From Strongsville, Ohio
    Font Used: Courier New

    Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
    Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, the AB5K's AR Cluster
    Networks, NJ1Q & W1AW, AA3B, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, WB6RSE,
    K8LBT, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, CO2AME, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The
    DX News Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX,
    I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, International DX Press, Pete Rayer & ISWL,
    Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO and VU2ABE/AB1F for the following DX

    "Celebrating 30+ years (March 1991) of FREE DX News"
    "Could this be the final year???"

    DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
    week of Friday, 19th/November, through Friday, 26th/November there were
    224 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W,
    4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4U1U, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q,
    7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A6,
    A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3,
    CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP,
    ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD,
    GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS,
    HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, 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, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5,
    SV9, T2, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9,
    UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP8, VP8/h, VP9,
    VR, VU, XE, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z8, ZA,
    ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZL7, 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".

    ** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE: This week's bulletin was sent out earlier
    than normal to accommodate the late CQWW DX CW Contest announcements.
    Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing
    of the CQWW DX CW Contest participants.

    P.S. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday and
    "GOOD LUCK in the Contest".

    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 CW Contest (November 27-28th) 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

    3Y0J BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. The following were posted on the 3Y0J
    FaceBook page:
    ** Erwann, LB1QI, Co-Leader of the 3Y0J Team, posted the following on
    November 21st and 25th [edited]: ** The latest 3Y0J donation progress
    bar is out! ** -- Thanks to the generous support of Clubs and indi-
    viduals worldwide, we have now reached 75% of our anticipated budget.
    This is great but still not enough to pay the bills.
    We need as much as possible upfront donations to be able to set a
    foot on Bouvet island and activate the #2 Most Wanted entity in the
    Our stations will be QRV in all modes CW, SSB and FT8, no one will
    be left on the side. We are currently working at optimizing the effi-
    ciency of our radio setup and antenna layout to maximize the number
    of QSOs and do our best to work you during your best propagation
    opening time.
    With your precious help we will make it!
    There are several ways to help:
    You can use Paypal for donations: (bouvet@3y0j.no) in your app or
    via our website: https://www.3y0j.no/funding
    Please consider making a donation to our DXpedition, there are no
    small contributions. And of course, don't forget to visit our web
    site (https://www.3y0j.no) to learn more about our project and
    stay update.
    Best Regards,
    The 3Y0J Team
    See the 3Y0J donation chart at:

    ** Ken Opskar LA7GIA, Co-Leader of the 3Y0J Team, posted the following
    on November 23rd [edited]: We're currently working on a winch system
    that will assist us with bringing equipment from the beach up the
    5-10m cliff at Cape Fie. We have identified 3 different access points
    on the cliff that all have different grades and properties, as such
    we have 3 possible routes to the camp. We plan for climbing the small
    cliff by bolting a route and access it with ropes, if a ladder can
    not be used. We will install the winch on the top of the cliff which
    will make it easy to lift all the equipment including bulky generators,
    antennas, tents, fuel and other stuff. We will have an electric winch
    system, but also possibility for non-electric operation. As well tra-
    ditional ropes to lift parts. Rune, LA7THA, was in South America last
    week, and he brought with him parts from HK to be used on Bouvet. These
    parts and the system we look into is well proven and tested with far
    heavier loads than we plan to lift at Bouvet - see some photos below.
    We will construct and test the complete winch system in Norway in
    the following months. Follow our journey to Bouvet!

    For more details and updates about the 3Y0J DXpedition, see the
    following Media and Web pages at: https://www.3y0j.no/latest-news
    FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/3093983840726129

    4L, GEORGIA. Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active during the CQWW DX CW
    Contests (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL
    via M0OXO or LoTW.

    AM1111, SPAIN (Special Event). Look for special event stations AM1111D,
    AM1111E, AM1111I, AM1111L, AM1111N, AM1111O, and AM1111R to be active
    from Spain, commemorating 1111th anniversary of the Kingdom of Leon.
    Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. QSL via the Bureau.

    AU2, INDIA (Reminder/Special Event Update). For the 16th year, special
    event station AU2JCB, will be active until December 14th. Activity will
    be on 80-6 meters using SSB. Suggested frequencies are (depending on the
    propagation): 3710, 7040, 7150, 14210, 14250, 14310, 21235, 21310, 21350,
    28490, 28510 and 28545 kHz. On FM Mode: 6m - 50800 and 51500; 10m 29700
    kHz. If higher bands are open, operations will be on those bands. The
    operator will be Datta, VU2DSI. QSL direct (with 2 IRCs) to VU2DSI to:
    Datta Degaokar, Surabhi Mehherabad, Ahmednagar, MH 414006, INDIA. Oper-
    ations are to celebrate the 163rd anniversary of the birth (November
    30th) of Sir Jagadeesh Chandra Bose, India's great scientist and inventor
    who they consider the "Father of Wireless Communication". For more details,
    see the following Web pages at:
    ADDED NOTE: Usually, there are other VU operators celebrating this anni-

    BH1, CHINA. Cui, BH1EBF, will be active from Pang'gezhuang Town, Daxing
    District Beijing City, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th)
    as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via BH1EBF.

    C5, THE GAMBIA (Reminder). Alan, G3XAQ, will be active as C56XA from
    Brusubi, The Gambia, until December 2nd. Activity will be on 40-10
    meters using only CW. His main activity will be during the CQWW DX CW
    Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power/
    Unassisted entry. QSL via G3SWH's OQRS (preferred; via his Web site
    [www.g3swh.org.uk], direct or LoTW. No bureau cards. The log will be
    uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog once Alan returns home.

    C9, MOZAMBIQUE. Goran, YT7AW, will be active as C92R during the CQWW DX
    CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/Assisted
    entry. He will be using only 50 watts into a dipole. QSL via IK2DUW.

    CX100, URUGUAY (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club Uruguayo will
    activate special event station CX100B to celebrate their club's 100th
    anniversary. QSL via CX1AA, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

    D4, CAPE VERDE. Rob, DM4AO, will be active as D44AO from Ilha de Santiago,
    Cape Verde (AF-005, WW Loc. HK84EV, WLOTA 0158), between February 13-25th,
    2022. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters (possibly 160m),
    using mainly CW with a Elecraft K2 with 100 watts into verticals (Butter-
    nut HF9V). No digital/FT4/FT8! He plans to be in the ARRL International
    DX CW Contest (February 19-20th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry.
    QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct. See QRZ.com for details.

    DR5, GERMANY. Andree, DL8LAS, will be active as DR5X from Trent-Lehmkuhlen
    during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-
    Band (160m) entry. QSL via the Bureau.

    E2, THAILAND. Members of the Siam DX Group (E20AX) will be active as E2A
    from Bangkok during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-
    Single/High-Power entry. Operators mentioned are YL JayCie/E20NKB, Champ/
    E21EIC, Tony/E24OYI, YL Bun/E25KAE and Mew/E29TGW. QSL via E21EIC, LoTW
    or by the Bureau.

    FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. Operators Philippe/F6ETI and YL Mau/F8BPN will be
    active as FO/F6ETI and FO/F8BPN, respectively, in the French Polynesia
    Islands until December 14th. Activity will be holiday style with a K2
    with 8 watts into a dipole on 20 meters CW between 0600-0730z. They plan
    to activate the islands of Tahiti (OC-046), Moorea (OC-046), Raiatea
    (OC-067) and Huahine (OC-067). QSL via their home callsign by the REF
    QSL Bureau.

    HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Operators Silvio/HB9LCW, Haaf/PA3FGA, Claudia/PA5CT
    and Aurelio/PC5A will be active as HB0A during the CQWW DX CW Contest
    (November 27-28th) as a Multi-Single/High-Power Op entry. QSL via LoTW
    or CBA.

    HB1, SWITZERLAND (Special Event). Members of the Clin d'Ailes Swiss Air
    Force Museum HAM Radio Club will be active as HB1BCG from Payerne, Switzer-
    land, between December 1-31st. Activity will be on all bands at various
    times (depending on the propagation). Operations are to commemorate the
    following: "On the night of December 11-12, 1921, American and British
    radio amateurs made radio history. For the first time, a complete message
    transmitted from the 1BCG radio station in Greenwich, Connecticut, had
    crossed the Atlantic Ocean on shortwave and was received in Ardrossan,
    Scotland." QSL via HB9ACA, direct or by the Bureau.

    IB3, ITALY (Special Event). Members of the Dolomites Contest Team (IQ3DQ),
    Belluno's Club, is proud to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Association
    by activating the special event callsign IB3ABM between December 1-15th.
    Activity will be on 80/40/30/20 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. A
    special A4 sized printable diploma will be available for download after
    the event end. To earn this special diploma, you must collect 15 points
    by working these following callsigns:
    5 pt. Special Callsign IB3ABM
    3 pt. Section Callsign IQ3DQ
    1 pt. Personal Callsigns: Enrico/IK3HHV, Antonio/IK3SVT, Alberto/
    IW3GID, Andrea/IW3SSD, Joe/IZ3BSU and Alessandro/IU3EDK
    ** Every Personal CALLSIGN can be contact ONLY 1 time each day.

    IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
    week between November 22-26th (as per the DXCluster):

    IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
    ------ ---------- ------------- ------------
    AF-004 EA8/DL2DXA/P CANARY 20/17m; CW
    AF-004 EA8ACW CANARY 15m; FT8
    AF-004 EA8ED CANARY 17/12/10m; SSB
    AF-004 EA8WK CANARY 40m; SSB
    AF-007 D60AB COMORO 12m; CW
    AF-014 CT3MD MADEIRA 40m; CW
    AF-014 CT9ABV MADEIRA 160/80m; CW
    AF-016 FR1GZ/B REUNION 10m; CW
    AF-017 3B9FR RODRIGUES 15m; FT8
    AF-022 ZD7JC ST HELENA 12m; FT8
    AF-024 S79VU MAHE 30m; FT8
    AF-032 5H3WX ZANZIBAR 20m; CW/SSB
    AF-049 3B8/KX7M MAURITIUS 20/15m; CW
    AF-049 3B8/M0SDV MAURITIUS 40/15/10m; CW/SSB
    AS-004 5B4AJC Cyprus 40m; SSB
    AS-004 5B4AIX Cyprus 17m; SSB
    AS-004 5B4VL Cyprus 15m; SSB
    AS-007 JH3NGD HONSHU 40m; SSB
    AS-013 8Q7RM KANDOLHU 30m; FT8
    AS-045 HL5FUA ULLEUNG 30m; FT8
    AS-047 JS6TWW DAITO 30m; FT8
    EU-003 CU2CO EASTERN 40m; SSB
    EU-004 EC6FK BALEARIC 20m; SSB
    EU-010 MM6OEC Lewis 20m; SSB
    EU-012 MM1FEO SHETLAND 30m; FT8
    EU-014 TK/S53CC CORSICA 20m; CW
    EU-015 SV9RKU Crete 17m; SSB
    EU-015 SW9AA Crete 80m; CW
    EU-018 OY1CT FAROE 15m; CW
    EU-021 TF5B ICELAND 40m; FT8
    EU-025 IT9IRL SICILY 20m; SSB
    EU-031 IC8/UR8QX ISCHIA 15m; CW
    EU-054 IF9ZWA EGADI 160/40/20m; SSB/FT8
    EU-067 SZ200ERS KYKLADES 40m; SSB
    EU-075 SV8GGI SALAMINA 20m; CW
    EU-115 MI0AIH IRELAND 17m; SSB
    EU-175 CU3EM CENTRAL 15m; FT8
    NA-005 P9/N6GQ BERMUDA 160m;
    NA-015 CO8MGY CUBA 15m; SSB
    NA-016 ZF2DJ CAYMAN 15m; CW
    NA-016 ZF1EJ CAYMAN 60m;
    NA-016 ZF2LZ CAYMAN 15m; CW
    NA-016 ZF2MF CAYMAN 30m; CW
    NA-016 ZF9CW CAYMAN 40m; CW
    NA-029 VY2WW PRINCE EDWARD 160m;
    NA-091 VA7QI QUADRA 30m; FT8
    NA-099 WP3TT PUERTO RICO 15m; CW
    OC-001 VK4IM Australia 20/12m; SSB/FT8
    OC-021 YD1IBC JAVA 40m; FT8
    OC-036 ZL1GSM NORTH 20m; FT8
    OC-036 ZL2AGY NORTH 20m; CW
    OC-042 4F3BZ LUZON 20m; FT8
    OC-046 FO5QB WINDWARD 30m; FT4
    OC-221 YB8XM/P Tayando 20/15m; SSB/FT8
    OC-221 YB8VRA/P Tayando 15m; SSB/FT8
    SA-011 9Z4Y TRINIDAD 15m; CW
    SA-036 P4/N3DXX Aruba 15m; CW
    SA-099 PJ2/NG7M CURACAO 20m; CW

    ** 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"
    (ex. FT8/OC-146/Celebes).

    AF-018. Operator Raffaele, IH9YMC, will be active from Pantelleria
    Island (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WW Loc. JM56XT), African Italy,
    during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) Single-Op/
    Single-Band (160m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or eQSL.

    AS-177. (Update to OPDX.1541) Members of the "VU Manic Monkeys" have
    received official permission to operate from St. Georges Islands
    (aka Grandi) in Goa state between December 3-6th. The team will
    be using the special callsign AT7SJ. Activity will be on 40-10
    meters using CW, SSB and FT8, with 100 watts. QSL information
    will be announced later.

    EU-181. A Bulgarian-Greek Team will take part in the 2022 RSGB IOTA
    Contest (July 30-31st) from Sveti Ivan Island as LZ0KP. QSL
    via SV2CLJ.

    PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the <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......

    ISWL CALLSIGNS (For December 2021). The following International Short
    Wave League Club (ISWL) club callsigns will be used throughout the month
    of December 2021:
    GX4BJC/A – Operated by George, G1IPU, located in Clacton on Sea, Essex.
    (IOTA EU-005, WAB-TM11, WLOTA-1841)
    MX1SWL/A – Operated by Merv, G0UJD, located in Skegby, Nottinghamshire.
    (IOTA EU-005, WAB-SK56, WLOTA-1841)
    GB75ISWL – Operated by Herbie, G6XOU, located in Walton on the Naze,
    Essex. (IOTA EU-005, WAB-TM22, WLOTA-1841)

    QSL GX4BJC and MX1SWL callsigns via Dick, M5DIK.
    QSL GB75ISWL callsign via G6XOU.

    All callsigns via the Bureau, eQSL.cc, or direct with return postage.
    (No IRCs in the UK). The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club.
    All QSL info is on: www.iswl.org.uk or www.qrzcq.com or www.qrz.com or
    via www.eQSL.cc. NO LoTW.

    J42/SV2, GREECE. Marko, N5ZO, is now active as SV2/N5ZO from Argos Ores-
    tiko, Kastoria, Greece (KN00pl), until November 30th. He plans to be
    in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) signing as J42L and as a
    Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via SV2DCD.

    JW, SVALBARD. Rafal, SQ9CNN, will be active as JW5E from the Longyearbyen
    club station on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026) during the CQWW DX CW Contest
    (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via LoTW.
    Rafal will be there until the 29th, and will be active outside of the
    contest as JW/SQ9CNN.

    KL7, ALASKA. Operators Jim/K6ZH, George/KF2T, Louis/KL0R, Steve/KL7SB,
    Rob/N7QT and WB2TE will be active as KL7RA on the Kenai Peninsula in
    Nikiski, Alaska, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as
    a Multi-2 entry. QSL via N4GNR.

    LN8, NORWAY. Members of the Whisky Team will be active as LN8W from
    Rakkestad during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as Multi-
    Multi entry. QSL via LA6YEA, LoTW or ClubLog. Operators mentioned are
    Trond/LA1TV, Svein/LA3BO, Roy/LA5KO, Paul/LA6YEA, Stig/LA7JO, Jan/LB1G,
    Bjorn/LB1GB, Erwann/LB1QI, Stein/LB3RE, Dan/LB3TI and Olaf/LB8IB.

    OE50, AUSTRIA (Special Event). Members of the Austrian DX Board (ADXB)
    will be active as OE50ADXB from their club station OE1XBC during the
    month of December. The ADXB states, "In Europe, the best reception options
    are from 20 to 80 meters - we will operate SSB, CW and FT8." A special
    QSL will be offered either electronically (E-mail) or as a paper version.
    For the paper QSL, they request you to include return postage (min. 2 USDs)
    and a SAE. SWL reports will also be confirmed. QSL requests for paper
    QSLs, please QSL either via the QSL Bureau or direct (with sufficient
    postage and self addressed envelope) to the following address: ADXB -
    Austrian DX Board, c/o Musisches Zentrum, Zeltgasse 7, A-1080 Vienna,

    OG1, FINLAND (Special Event). Members of the Market Reef DX Association
    (OH9A) gang will operate with the special Christmas event station call-
    sign OG1XMAS between November 29th and December 26th. Activity will be
    on all bands and modes. The MRDXA state, "This operation is Eco-Friendly:
    We confirm all our QSOs via LoTW and ClubLog after the operation." PLEASE

    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.

    P4, ARUBA. Art, N3DXX, will be active as P40XX from the P49V station
    during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th). Length of his stay
    is not known.

    PJ7, ST. MAARTEN. Operators Chris/N0UK (G4JEC) and XYL Holly/K0HAC will
    once again be active as PJ7/G4JEC and PJ7/K0HAC, respectively, from Sint
    Maarten Island (NA-105) between November 26th and December 4th. Activity
    will be holiday style on various HF bands including 6m, using CW and SSB,
    running 100 watts and end-fed wire or magnetic loop antennas. Chris plans
    to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th). QSL via N0UK direct
    or LoTW. Visit their Web page at: https://www.chris.org/PJ7

    PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 29th-December 5th).......
    Nov/29th LN Dec/02nd LN Dec/04th BN
    Nov/30th LN Dec/03rd BN Dec/05th AN
    Dec/01st DIS

    ----------------- ------ -------- ------
    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:
    * 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:
    * 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
    * Real-time propagation at: http://www.predtest.uk
    * Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm

    PT4, BRAZIL. After their successful PY0F activity, operators Julio/PP2BT
    (Team Leader), Liece/PY1JR, Frank/PY1GQ, Fabio/PY1ZV, Alex/PY4AZ, Rodinei/
    PY4LH, Leandro/PY4LI, Jackson/PY4VG, Renner/PY7RP and Luc/PY8AZT will be
    active as PT4A from the Caratinga, Minas Gerais, contest station during
    the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via
    PY4AZ or LoTW.

    PZ, SURINAME. A team of operators will be active as PZ5CO during the
    CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via UA2FM.

    QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
    QSL-INFO from Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu) (November 26th)
    QSL-INFO from various sources provided by OPDX
    3B8/M0CFW via M0CFW (O/L) FM/UT5UGR via UT5UGR (O/L) RN60ANT via RZ3EC
    3B8/M0SDV via M0OXO (O/L) HS0ZLN via HB9BXQ TK/S53BB via S53BB
    5T5PA via PA5X JW/SQ9CNN via SP9FIH TK/S53F via S53F
    6Y5HM via EA5GL LC5C via LA6KOA TK/S53MM via S53MM
    9K2OW via EC6DX OE120AGD via OE6AGD TK/S53ZO via S53ZO
    9K9OMAN via EC6DX OE120BKC via OE3BKC TK/S55OO via S55OO
    9X4X via 4Z5FI OE120SGU via OE3SGU TK/S57AL via S57AL
    CO5WE via RW6HS (d) P44W via N2MM TK/S57K via S57K & (L)
    CT9/DL1CW via DL1CW & (L) PJ2/AC6ZM via AC6ZM & (L) TM60ANT via F8DVD & (L)
    CT9/DL5CW via DL5CW & (L) PJ2/NG7M via NG7M TY5AB via EC6DX
    CT9/DL5LYM via DL5LYM & (L) PJ2/WI9WI via WI9WI UE31DX via RQ7L
    CT9/R7KW via R7KW PJ7/UR5BCP via KD7WPJ (d/L) VE2IM via VE3DZ
    D60AB via K6ZO R2021DX via RQ7L VP9/N6GQ via N6GQ (L)
    DQ60ANT via DL1RUN R325N via R7DX ZF2DJ via WD6T
    DR0OEBIS via DL5BL (B) RA60ANT via RZ3EC ZF2MZ via DG1CMZ
    DR165TESLA via DK8ZZ RG60ANT via RZ3EC

    (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
    (P) Please send no QSL
    (**) QSL automatically via Bureau - do not send QSLs

    PIRATE ALERT. A few sources are reporting that Zorro, JH1AT, has con-
    tacted the Myanmar Government about the XZ7A station, and was told by
    the Deputy Director General of Post and Telecommunications Department
    that the XZ7A has not been given a permit/license. So the XZ7A station
    is definitely a PIRATE.

    RA0LQ and SV1AIQ

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4L/DL7ZM, 4U2U, 5I3B (AF-032), 5I3W (AF-032),
    5T1GM (AF-050), 6O1OO, 6Y5HN, 7P8RU, 8R1AK, A25RU, A61DD, C37NL, CO8RCP,
    CX1VH, D60AC, D60AD, EL2DT, HK3W, J79WTA, JW0W (EU-063), P43A, R3RRC/0,
    RI0FF, RI1OZ (EU-153), S21RC, SV2RSG/A, TM7P (EU-107), VE6FTP/VY0
    (NA-009), XV1X, ZD7MY and ZS6MGM

    --- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
    send in their info....

    SZ1, GREECE. Members of the Radio Amateur Association of Western Greece
    (RAAWG) will be active as SZ1A from Agrinio during the CQWW DX CW Contest
    (November 27-28th) as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry. RAAWG is one of
    the oldest clubs in western Greece. Operators mentioned are Garo/G0PZA,
    Cliff/SV1JG, Bill/SV1BJW, Dimitris/SV1CIB, Dennis/SV1CDN, Andy/SV1DKD,
    Kostas/SV1DPI and Vasilis/SV1DPJ, with support team members Thanasis/
    SV1CQK and Salvador/SV1BDO! RAAWG is not member of SV Bureau. So it is
    not possible to get a card from the Bureau. The log will be uploaded
    right after a contest, into LoTW, eQSL and ClubLog. Remember, QSOs with
    SZ1A also count towards the SZ1A award: https://sv2rck.gr/SZ1A
    Visit the RAAWG Web page at: https://sz1a.org

    T4, CUBA. Operators Amed/CO2AME and Dayron/CL2DPC plan to activate the
    T42K Contest Team callsign between November 25-27th. Activity will be
    on CW, SSB, FT8 and RTTY modes, as well as the CQWW DX CW Contest (No-
    vember 27-28th). QSL via QRZ.com.

    TI, COSTA RICA. Dan, N6MJ, will be active as TI7W from Guanacaste during
    the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-
    Power entry. QSL via M0URX. Activity outside of the contest Dan will
    operate as TI5/N6MJ.

    TM57, FRANCE (Special Event). Look for the following stations to celebrate
    St. Nicolas: TM57STN -- December 2-16th, 2021
    TM57MC -- December 12-26th, 2021
    TM57HNY -- December 29th, 2021 to January 12th, 2022
    The Saint Nicolas is traditionally celebrated on December 6th mainly
    in several European countries of Northern and Eastern Europe; in partic-
    ular Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, the
    North-East of France, especially in Lorraine in Alsace "where he dis-
    tributes gifts to all good children". QSL via F4DHQ, direct or by the

    TM60, FRANCE (Special Event). To celebate the 60th anniversary of the
    "Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales French Space Agency", look for special
    event stations TM60CNES, TO60CNES and TO60CNES to be active. Length of
    activity is not known. QSL via F1UJT, direct or by the Bureau.

    TZ, MALI (Reminder). Ulmar, DK1CE, is once again active as TZ1CE from the
    QTH of Jeff, TZ4AM/K1MMB, in Bamako, Mali, until December 8th (possibly
    longer). Activity will be on 160-10 meters (no 60m) using CW, SSB and
    FT8 (No F/H). QSL via DK1CE, by the DARC Bureau or direct. NO LoTW.

    VA2, CANADA (Zone 2). Nicolas, VA2VT, will be active during the CQWW DX
    CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW.

    VE2, CANADA (Zone 2). Operator Yuri, VE3DZ, will once again be active as
    VE2IM from Sept-Iles, QC (Zone 2), during the CQWW DX CW Contest (No-
    vember 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Yuri states he will be
    there between November 22-29th. Activity (usually) before and after the
    contest will be on CW, SSB and RTTY, and all HF bands including the
    30/17/12 meter bands. QSL via VE3DZ, direct or by the VE3DZ OQRS. He
    usually uploads to the LoTW.

    VU, INDIA (Update). Abie, VU2ABE/AB1F, informs OPDX of the following
    [edited]: I thought I'd give you an update on the status of VU2ABE oper-
    ations. VU2ABE is on the air! Nearly 500 QSOs already - mostly JA. And
    a few HS, DU, VK, FK4, and of course VU. And one KL7! Unfortunately, I
    have damaged the rotor controller and the antenna is stuck in the JA
    direction. Since no repair facilities are available here, the unit has
    been dispatched to a large Indian city for repairs. I have uploaded the
    logs on a daily basis to LoTW, eQSL.cc, QRZ.com, and ClubLog."

    WP3, PUERTO RICO (NA-099). Operators Edgar/N2GK, Al/WP3C and Paul/WP3TT
    will be active as WP3C in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as
    a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. Activity will also count for the WLOTA
    as LH-2802. Operations outside of the contest will be holiday style on
    80-10 meters using CW and 100 watts. QSL via M0OXO. For more details about
    the station, see the Web page at: https://wp3c73.wixsite.com/wp3c

    XP1, DENMARK (Special Event). Frank, 5P2BA/OZ2CBA, will activate the
    special event callsign XP1SC from "mainly Denmark and - as Corona permits
    - from Germany - other European locations possible .." between November
    25th and January 6th. This is a special (Danish tradition) Santa Claus
    station (who lives in Greenland). QSL via OZ2CBA.

    XQ1, CHILE. Nicolas, XQ1KZ, will be active from Antofagasta during the
    CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)
    entry. QSL via XQ1KZ, direct, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.

    YB, INDONESIA. Yohanes, YB2DX, will be active in the ARRL DX CW Contest
    (February 19-20th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or direct

    ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Mike, DG1CMZ/NT6V, is currently active as ZF2MZ from
    Grand Cayman. Length of stay is unknown. QSL ZF2MZ via NT6V direct or
    DG1CMZ by the Bureau. Look for Mike to be active as ZF1A from ZF1EJ
    station during the CQWW DX CW Contest. QSL ZF1A via K7ZO, direct, by
    the Bureau or ClubLog. All logs are uploaded to LoTW within two weeks
    of the operation.

    ZL, NEW ZEALAND. Operators Geoff/ZL3GA, Phil/ZL3PAH and Mark/ZL3AB will
    use the "Quake 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW. No Bureau.

    The following stations are expected to be active in the
    CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 27-28th, 2021)
    Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
    consolidated listing of the participants in the 2021 CQWW DX CW Contest.
    For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
    format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
    http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqc2021.html (By call sign)
    http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqcd2021.html (By entity)
    http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqcz2021.html (By zone)
    The CQ World-Wide DX Contest Web page and rules:

    Contest DXCC CQZ Class QSL
    Callsign Entity Route
    3B8M Mauritius 39 M/M M0OXO
    3V8SS Tunisia 33 SOAB QRP LoTW
    4L/LY4ZZ Georgia 21 SOSB 80M LY4ZZ
    4L2M Georgia 21 SOSB 20M EA7FTR
    4L8A Georgia 21 SOSB 40M LoTW; QSL via M0OXO
    7A2A Indonesia 28 M/? LoTW
    9N7AA Nepal 22 SOAB LoTW; QSL via S57DX
    9X4X Rwanda 36 M/? 4Z5FI
    B7P China 24 M/S BA4EG
    BH1EBF China 24 M/S BH1EBF
    C56XA Gambia 35 SOSB 20M LoTW
    C6AQQ Bahamas 08 SOAB LP EA5GL
    C6AGU Bahamas 08 M/? LoTW; QSL via (C) HA7RY
    C92R Mozambique 37 SOSB 15M IK2DUW
    D60A Comoros 39 SO N6ZO
    E2A Thailand 26 M/S LoTW; QSL via E21EIC
    EA6FO Balearic Islands 14 SO LoTW
    FS/K0CD St Martin 08 SOSB QRP K0CD
    GU4CHY Guernsey 14 SOSB 20M GU4CHY (d)
    HB0A Liechtenstein 14 M/S LoTW; QSL via HB0A (d)
    HO2A Panama 07 SO HP HP1XT
    HQ9X Honduras 07 SOAB KQ1F
    IH9YMC African Italy 33 SOSB 160M LoTW
    J42L Greece 20 SOAB HP SV2DCD
    JW5E Svalbard 40 SOSB 20M LoTW
    KH7M Hawaii 31 SOAB HP KH6ZM
    KL7RA Alaska 01 M/? LoTW; QSL via N4GNR
    KP2B US Virgin Islands 08 SOSB 10M EB7DX
    LN8W Norway 14 M/M LoTW; QSL via LA6YEA (C)
    MD4K Isle of Man 14 M/2 G3NKC
    MJ5A Jersey 14 SOSB 40M LoTW
    MW5B Wales 14 SOSB 40M LoTW; no direct cards
    NP4Z Puerto Rico 08 SOAB HP N4AO
    OH0Z Aland Island 15 SOAB HP W0MM
    P40XX Aruba 09 SO
    P44W Aruba 09 SOAB LoTW; QSL via N2MM (d)
    PJ2T Curacao 09 M/M W3HNK
    PJ4A Bonaire 09 M/S K4BAI
    PJ4K Bonaire 09 M/2 KU9C
    PJ7/G4JEC Sint Maarten 08 SO LoTW; QSL via N0UK
    PT4A Brazil 11 M/2 LoTW
    PZ5CO Surinam 09
    SZ1A Greece 20 M/S LoTW
    T42K Cuba 08 M/?
    TF3SG Iceland 40 SOAB LoTW
    TI7W Costa Rica 07 SOAB HP
    TK0C Corsica 15 M/? S50C
    TO7A Martinique 08 SOAB HP UT5UGR
    UA7K Russia (Europe) 16 M/S LoTW
    V26K Antigua & Barbuda 08 SOAB LP AA3B
    V48A St Kitts & Nevis 08 SOAB LoTW; QSL via (C), WX4G
    VA2VT Canada 02 SOAB LP LoTW
    VE2IM Canada 02 SOAB VE3DZ
    VK6T Australia 29 SOAB EA7FTR
    VP9I Bermuda 05 SOAB LP LoTW; see QRZ.com for QSL details
    WP3C Puerto Rico 08 M/S M0OXO
    XQ1KZ Chile 12 SOSB 15M LoTW; QSL via (C), XQ1KZ (d)
    ZF1A Cayman Islands 08 M/S LoTW; QSL via (C), K7ZO (B/d)
    ZF5T Cayman Islands 08 SOAB K5GO
    ZL3X New Zealand 32 M/2 LoTW
    ZP5AA Paraguay 11 SOAB ZP5DBC
    Last updated: Friday, 26-Nov-2021 06:44:27 EST

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