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Eastern Iowa DX Association

Welcome to the Eastern Iowa DX Association web site! Our club is open to any amateur radio operator who is interested in DXing and/or contesting. You are cordially invited to attend club meetings and get aquainted. We have many friendly, outgoing members with varied areas of expertise, who would be delighted to meet you and offer their help as needed. (Detailed club information is on the "About EIDXA" page.)


EIDXA News     (Updated October 21, 2019)

EIDXA October 2019 Meeting
The October meeting will be held on Friday in October 18th at our normal meeting location, the Hall Perrine Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. Complete details, including an aerial photo map, may be found on the "Meetings" page.

Note: The presentation by Al, KØVM from the October 2019 meeting is available for download on the "Meetings" page.

October 2019 Eastern Iowa DXer
The October 2019 edition of the Eastern Iowa DXer is now available on the "Newsletter" page. Bob, WØGXA, has as usual put together a great newsletter, loaded with good information. Be sure you don't miss it!

Buy-Sell-Trade Listings
There are several interesting listings of equipment for sale on the "Buy-Sell-Trade" page -- take a look!

EIDXA Email Reflector
The EIDXA email reflector is available for your use. To post to the reflector, email your message for the group to: eastern-iowa-dx-association@googlegroups.com 
The reflector allows you to include photos or other files in your message.

You may visit the group homepage here:
    https://groups.google.com/group/eastern-iowa-dx-association
The homepage has a complete archive of all messages exchanged via the group.



DX News      (Updated November17, 2019)

DX News items are courtesy of:

The Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin (OPDX)
   Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, Editor (kb8nw@hotmail.com or kb8nw@arrl.net)
   The bulletin is available at http://www.papays.com/opdx.html

This list is a compilation of current DX operations (or those that start within the current week) from recent issues of the OPDX bulletin, with the dates of operation highlighted in red. The items appear in order of callsign prefix. Hot links are provided for QSL information wherever possible. Credit for the source is given at the end of each item.

3B8, MAURITIUS (Update). The current list of operators for the 3B8M Mauritius (AF-049) Multi-Multi entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) includes the following: Olof/GØCKV, David/K1ZZ, Denny/KX7M, Rich/N6AA, Martin/N6VI and Arthur/W6XD. QSL via LoTW or MØOXO. The team is expected to be there between November 18-29th. No other details were provided.
-[OPDX # 1434 October 7, 2019]

3D2/R ROTUMA DXPEDITION NEWS (dated November 15th): Antoine, 3D2AG, reports: "The ship originally scheduled to depart Suva for Rotuma on the 23rd November has inexplicably (and at two days' notice only) been brought forward to the 16th of November! As this is too early because of QRL and other preparations, there will be a delay in the start of the operation. There are a number of other options being looked at, sailing either towards the end of November or early December. News will be updated here as soon as it comes to hand.
  Focus will be on low bands including 160m, 80m and 60m, with QRO when required. There will be NO internet access during the expedition; FT8 logs will be uploaded to ClubLog AFTER the expedition and CW/SSB/RTTY contacts will be recorded on paper logs as customary for this OP. Efforts are being made now to source a backup generator, fuel and pack antennas/ gear ready for the end of the month. Please note that as this is a one-op expedition, the station may not be QRV all the time. Efforts will be made to be active at local SR/SS and known opening times to EU, NA, SA, OC and AS. Beware of pirates impersonating the Rotuma expedition, especially in EU!
  QSL Information: Via 3D2AG, using PayPal to address nyeurt@gmail.com (preferred, safer)/ Direct for CW/SSB/RTTY and ClubLog's OQRS (FT8/Digimodes only). Donations welcome to assist with generator and fuel procurement for low bands QRO operation."
  EDITOR'S NOTES: For more details, updates, and operating schedule and frequencies, watch the QRZ.com at:  https://www.qrz.com/lookup/3D2AG/P
-[OPDX # 1440 November 18, 2019]

3W, 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.
-[OPDX # 1439 November 11, 2019]

3W, VIETNAM (Reminder). Mats, RM2D (SM6LRR), will once again be active as XV9D from Phan Tiet between November 17-30th. Activity will be holiday style, but he will make a serious effort for the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). Entry category will be defined later [either a 160/80/40 meters Single-Band effort]. Activity before and after the contest will be mainly on CW, SSB, and possibly some Digital modes, mainly on 160-40 meters. This year the aim is to focus on the 5 lowest bands (160-20 meters) and main goal is to give DXers ATNO or new band-points on 160/80/40 meters. QSL via LoTW or direct to EA5GL. NO Bureau QSLs.
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

3YØI BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (3YØI Preparations Resumed). Excerpts from an announcement on the 3YØI Bouvet Island Web page, under "NEWS", (https://bouvetoya.org/) reports the following interesting facts and details of the second attempt to go to Bouvet Island:
  * "The 1st attempt took yet another toll".... "we had to cover all costs
    involved"... "it’s been a privately funded venture from the very
    beginning, we spent as much as 225,000 USDs from our personal funds
    so far. Only 9% of our DXpedition budged got covered by donations, so
    the final impact on our private monies is huge".
  * "We estimate that the second attempt would be around 170,000 USDs in
    total. It’s less than our initial budget as we have collected a lot
    of important equipment already + went under necessary extra-paid
    training + secured many things logistically, too".... "we have already
    secured half of the required budget to go back to Bouvet. But after
    the last aftermath and considering the next suitable time-frames with
    safe weather conditions at far South Atlantic Ocean, we’re simply
    unable to repair our budget with personal funding this fast. We face
    a risk to postpone the expedition, unfortunately. Yes, we did our
    best to make it happen last March. Yes, we’re still up to take a
    second chance. But this time it may only take place if we receive
    financial support to cover at least half of the missing budget, which
    is 85,000 USDs, to make 3YØI coming true. And here’s how you can..."
  * "To make the fundraising more attractive, once we reach the required
    minimum of 85k USDs, we will give donors a chance to win something
    special". They list three things on their Web page.
  * The 3YØI team now has a "GoFundMe" page to donate at:
        https://www.gofundme.com/f/3y0i-bouvet-island-expedition
      It also contains details and pictures of the Bouvet project.
  * Read the complete press release (long) for more details at:
        https://bouvetoya.org/3yoi-preparations-resumed
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
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

4L, GEORGIA. Mamuka Kordzakhia, 4L2M, President of the National Association Radio Amateurs of Georgia (NARG), will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via EA7FTR (For Ukraine Stations via UT7QF).
-[OPDX # 1440 November 18, 2019]

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.
-[OPDX # 1439 November 11, 2019]

5B, CYPRUS. Dr. Rumen, LZ1MS, will be active as 5B4AGU from Larnaca during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single- Band (40m) entry. QSL via LZ1MS.
-[OPDX # 1440 November 18, 2019]

5N, NIGERIA. Bodo, DF8DX (ex-DL3OCH), will once again be active as 5N7Q from the Voice Of Nigeria in Abuja until November 25th. He is there with Rene, DL2JRM. Activity will be limited to their spare time (they're working) on 160-10 meters using mostly CW, with some RTTY and FT8 (F/H). They have been heard on 40/30 meters on the 16th and 17th. They also plan to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). QSL via DF8DX, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.
-[OPDX # 1440 November 18, 2019]

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.
-[OPDX # 1439 November 11, 2019]

5T, MAURITANIA. Onno, PE5O, will be active as 5TØAA from 5T5PA Nouadhibou station during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op entry. Activity will be holiday style before and after contest with a focus on CW and RTTY. QSL via PE5O, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1440 November 18, 2019]

5U, NIGER. Pierre, HB9AMO, will once again be active as 5U9AMO from Niger between November 15-25th. Activity will be holiday style on 160-6 meters CW using a Yaesu FT-991 w/100w into a Spiderbeam 404-UL multiband antenna (40-10m) and wire antennas for 60m, 80m and 160m. He will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as Single-Op /All-Band /Low-Power /Unassisted entry. QSL via MØURX or LoTW. Log will be uploaded to LoTW in February 2020. For more details, updates and a log search, visit Pierre's Web page at:  http://www.hb9amo.net/5u9amo.php
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

5Z, KENYA. Andy, G3AB, is now based/resides in Nairobi (been there since September 30th), and is expected to be active as 5Z4/G3AB. Activity will be on 20-10 meters using an IC-7300 and dipoles. His QRZ.com page states that he is awaiting the arrival of further equipment and antennas. QSL via LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

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, Schnackenburgstr. 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
-[OPDX # 1436 October 21, 2019]

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.
-[OPDX # 1439 November 11, 2019]

8P, BARBADOS. Charles, 8P6ET, will be active this year as 8P1W during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via KU9C.
-[OPDX # 1418 June 17, 2019]

8P BARBADOS. Dean, 8P6SH, will be active as 8P2K during the following upcoming contests:
  CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th) -- Single-Op/Single-Band (80m)
  CQWW DX SSB Contest  (October 26-27th)   -- Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)
  CQWW DX CW Contest   (November 25-26th)  -- Single-Op/Single-Band (160m)
Dean will be using a TS590 with phased verticals 4 dipoles. On 160m he will use an Inverted L and RX antenna on 160m. QSL via KU9C.
-[OPDX # 1421 July 8, 2019]

8Q, MALDIVES (Reminder). Roly, ZL1BQD, will be active as 8Q7XR from Maldives (AS-013) beginning November 10th until 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, MØDXR, used this callsign in 2008.
-[OPDX # 1439 November 11, 2019]

9G, GHANA (Reminder). A group of Slovenian operators will be active as 9G5W from Kokrobite between November 16-27th. Operators mentioned are Tine/S5ØA, Leo/S5ØR, 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
-[OPDX # 1439 November 11, 2019]

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.
-[OPDX # 1436 October 21, 2019]

9K, KUWAIT. Abdallah, 9K2GS, will be active as 9K2K during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via EC6DX or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1434 October 7, 2019]

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.
-[OPDX # 1439 November 11, 2019]

C5, THE GAMBIA (Update to OPDX.1428). It has been reported that Alan, G3XAQ (C56XA), will join Don, G3XTT (C56DF), during his visit to The Gambia between November 12-26th. Both operators have been here before. Their primary goal is the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) with both operating as Single-Op/ Single-Band entries in the contest. Bands were not mentioned. Activity outside of the contest will be holiday style on various HF bands (probably all CW). Logs will be uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog, but possibly only after their return to the UK. QSL C56XA via G3SWH, and C56DF via G3XTT.
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

C5, THE GAMBIA. Arthur, SQ7RAI, will be active as C5/SQ7RAI from The Gambia between November 12-20th. Activity will be on 20-6 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, direct, LoTW and eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

C6, BAHAMAS. Operators George/AA7JV, Tomi/HA7RY, Feco/HA8KW and Mike/KN4EEI will be active as C6AGU from Wood Cay Island (NA-001) from November 15th until December 9th. Activity will be focused on 160/80 meters using CW and FT8, including entries in the CQWW DX CW (November 23-24th) and ARRL 160m (December 6-8th) Contests. QSL via HA7RY.
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

CP, BOLIVIA. Antonio, EA5RM, will once again be active as CP1XRM from Bolivia between November 10-30th, working as Solidaridad Medica and Radioamateurs Without Frontiers NGO volunteer. He plans to be on the air during his spare time on 40-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. He may also be on 60 meters. QSL via EA5RM.
-[OPDX # 1434 October 7, 2019]

CT, PORTUGAL. Filipe, CT1ILT, will be active as CR5E from S. Martinho da Gândara during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single- Op/All-Band entry. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS and LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1440 November 18, 2019]

CT3, MADEIRA ISLANDS. John, G4IRN, will be CR3S from Madeira Island during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single- Band (??m)/High-Power entry. Outside of the contest he will sign CT9/G4IRN until the end of the month. QSL via LoTW only (no cards).
-[OPDX # 1440 November 18, 2019]

CT3, MADEIRA. Operators Duarte/CT3HF, Serge/R7KW, Andrey/RW7K, Dmytro/ UZ5DX and Kostyantyn/VE3LA will be active as CT9/homecall from Madeira Island (AF-014) between November 16-26th, before and after the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). In the contest, the group will be active as CR3X as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via the OQRS on ClubLog's OQRS or direct to K2PF. QSL all other CT9/homecalls via their home callsigns.
-[OPDX # 1440 November 18, 2019]

D4, CAPE VERDE. Eric, OE4AAC, will be active as D44C from Santa Maria, Sal Island (AF-086), between November 17-30th. Activity will be on various HF bands, and an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). QSL via OE4AAC or ClubLog's OQRS.
-[OPDX # 1434 October 7, 2019]

D4, CAPE VERDE. Jose, CT1BOH, will be active as D4C from the contest station on Sao Vicente Island (AF-086) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24thh) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or IK2NCJ by the Bureau. DIRECT QSL to: MONTEVERDE CONTEST CLUB, 6963 Pregassona, Switzerland. For the latest information, check the D4C Web page at:  http://www.d4c.cc
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of October 27th. The list contains 340 entities. The following are the top 10 entities:
  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. BS7H  Scarborough Reef        9. FT5/X Kerguelen Island
  5. CEØX  San Felix Islands      10. 3Y/P  Peter 1 Island

No changes this month. The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list is available at: https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Siggi, TF3CW, will be active as ED8W from La Palma Island (AF-004) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (November 23-24th) Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via EA5GL or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

EU, 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.
-[OPDX # 1439 November 11, 2019]

FK, NEW CALEDONIA. Jan, F6EYB, will once again be active as FK8CJ from Noumea, New Caledonia (OC-032), from August 29th until the end of the year. Activity will be on various HF bands (mainly 30/20/17 meters). QSL via F6EYB, LoTW or eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1428 August 26, 2019]

FM, MARTINIQUE. Jim, N6TJ, will be active as FM5KC from the Ducos Radio Club on Martinique (NA-107) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW, or F5VHJ direct or by the REF Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1430 September 9, 2019]

FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. Robert, K5PI, will once again be active as FO/K5PI. Activity will take place after his participation in the TX7T Marquesas Islands DXpedition (see TX7T below), and during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry on 40-10 meters only. QSL via K5PI.
-[OPDX # 1435 October 14, 2019]

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, MØURX.
-[OPDX # 1436 October 21, 2019]

FS, ST. MARTIN. Doug, VA3DF, will be active as FS/VA3DF from St. Martin (NA-105) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/ Single-Band (40 or 20m) entry.  He will use a CrankIR and 100 watts. QSL via LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1428 August 26, 2019]

FT8 OPERATING GUIDE. Gary, ZL2IFB has created an "FT8 Operating Guide" (Version 2.27 as of November 18, 2019), a collection of "tips and pragmatic suggestions aimed at making FT8 easier and more effective to use on the HF bands": http://www.g4ifb.com/
-[KØCF November 18, 2019]

FW, WALLIS AND FUTUNA. Nobuaki, JAØJHQ, will be active as FW/MØJHQ from Wallis Island (OC-054) between November 23-27th. He may apply for a unique FW callsign upon arrival. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and FT8. QSL via LoTW or direct to JAØJHQ. For more details and updates, see:  https://pandasan.jimdo.com/fw-m0jhq
-[OPDX # 1435 October 14, 2019]

FY, FRENCH GUYANA. Herve, F5HRY, will once again be active as TO1A but this time during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single- Op/Single-Band (15m)/Low-Power/Assisted entry. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1440 November 18, 2019]

GD, ISLE OF MAN. David, G3NKC, will be active as MD4K during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry, and the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via G3NKC.
-[OPDX # 1434 October 7, 2019]

GJ, JERSEY. Bob, GU4YOX, will be active in this year's CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as GJ4YOX. Boat and lodging are booked, and Bob is looking forward to his first CQWW CW operation from GJ-land. Bob will be a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/High-Power/Unassisted entry in the contest. QSLs will be available by Bureau, direct and LoTW. Bob will arrive on Wednesday evening (November 20th) and return to Guernsey on Monday (November 25th), so there could be some pre/post contest QSOs.
-[OPDX # 1429 September 2, 2019]

GU, GUERNSEY. Oleg, RL5D, will be active as MU2K during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via GU8ITE.
-[OPDX # 1440 November 18, 2019]

GW, WALES. Ian, G3WVG, will be active as MW5B during CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Operator/Single-Band (160m) entry. QSL ONLY via LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.
-[OPDX # 1437 October 28, 2019]

H4Ø, TEMOTU PROVINCE (Reminder). By the time you read this, operators Grant/KZ1W and Rob/N7QT will be active as H4ØKT and H4ØTT, respectively, from Temotu Province (Pigeon Island, OC-065) until November 28th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW/SSB/FT8/RTTY. They will focus on the low bands to regions where H40 is most needed. They will "follow the sun" so please respect their calls into specific regions. Suggested operating frequencies were listed in OPDX.1437. They hope to have Internet access for periodic log uploads. Please keep insurance contacts to a minimum:   Log Search and OQRS at: https://www.m0urx.com/oqrs/logsearch.php
  QSL Manager: Tim Beaumont, MØURX (MØURX.com)
  For Direct QSLs: Please enclose 4 USDs and a SAE.
  No IRCs or coins
-[OPDX # 1440 November 18, 2019]

H4Ø, TEMOTU PROVINCE (Update/Correction/Press Release). [edited] Operators Grant/KZ1W and Rob/N7QT will activate H4Ø Temotu Province (Pigeon Island), Solomon Islands, November 14th through November 28th. Awaiting permission to operate as H4ØTT, otherwise each will operate under their own callsign: H4ØTT (Rob) and H4ØKT (Grant). Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW/SSB/FT8/RTTY. They will focus on the low bands to regions where H4Ø is most needed. They will "follow the sun" please respect their calls into specific regions. Suggested operating frequencies are:
  CW   - 1826.5, 3523, 7010, 10105, 14023, 14023, 18069, 21023, 24891
         and 28023 kHz
  SSB  - 3790, 7090, 14185, 18130, 21285, 24955 and 28485 kHz
  RTTY - 7045, 10142, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24910 and 28080 kHz
  FT8  - 1840, 3567, 5357, 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095, 21091, 24911
         and 28091 kHz
They will have Elecraft K3s and 1KW SPE amplifiers, with verticals by the sea, and DHDL receive antenna(s). They hope to have Internet access for periodic log uploads. Please keep insurance contacts to a minimum. Log Search and OQRS at: https://www.m0urx.com/oqrs/logsearch.php
  QSL Manager: Tim Beaumont, MØURX (MØURX.com)
  For Direct QSLs: Please enclose 4 USDs and a SAE. No IRCs or coins.
-[OPDX # 1437 October 28, 2019]

HC, ECUADOR. Alan, KØAV, will be active as HCØT during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

HH, HAITI. William, KO7SS, will be active as HH2AA from Radio Club D'Haïti in Obleon during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/Low-Power/Assisted entry. He states, "Remote operation. Full time effort but the internet can be iffy and station is solar powered." QSL via LoTW only.
-[OPDX # 1440 November 18, 2019]

HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Nate, N4YDU, will be active as HI3CC from the "Loma Del Toro DX Club" station during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via W2CCW (HI3CC only). Nate will be active as HI3/N4YDU before the contest. QSL via LoTW for HI3/N4YDU.
-[OPDX # 1435 October 14, 2019]

HS, THAILAND. Operators Bob/5B4AGN, Dietmar/DL3DXX, JayCie/E2ØNKB, Champ/ E21EIC, Andy/G3AB, Tony/G4UAV/HSØZDX, Pas/HS3ANP, Panya/HS3XVP, Ray/HS4RAY, Stig/LA7JO/HSØZGD, Fred/K3ZO/HSØZAR, Martin/HSØZED, Svante/SM3DYU/HSØZDY, Ken/K4ZW and Hugo/LA5YJ will be active as HSØZAR 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 HSØZGD before and after the contest. QSL via LA7JO, direct or by the HS Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1439 November 11, 2019]

HS, THAILAND. Lars, SM6NT, will once again be active as HSØZME from Hua Hin beginning November 12th until April 6th, 2020. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1434 October 7, 2019]

HV, VATICAN. Operators Francesco/IKØFVC and Roberto/IKØPRG will be active as HVØA from Vatican during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Op entry. Activity will be limited to one day (Saturday). QSL via IKØFVC direct, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.
-[OPDX # 1440 November 18, 2019]

ISØ, SARDINIA. Operators Chav/LZ1ABC, Chavdar/LZ1AQ, Tony/LZ5EE and Ivailo/LZ5VV will be active as ISØ/LZ5F from Sardinia (EU-024) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LZ1ZF.
-[OPDX # 1439 November 11, 2019]

KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Yuriy, N2TTA, will once again be active as NP2P during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

KP4, 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.
-[OPDX # 1436 October 21, 2019]

OE, AUSTRIA. Operators Sparky/OE1ZZZ and Oleg/HB9RB will be active as 4U1A from the International Amateur Radio Contest DX Club (ARCDXC) station during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via UA3DX. This station counts as the VIC (Vienna International Centre) multiplier and "OE" Austria for DXCC.
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

OHØ, ALAND ISLAND. Tomi, OH6EI, will be active as OHØZ during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via WØMM.
-[OPDX # 1440 November 18, 2019]

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
-[OPDX # 1439 November 11, 2019]

P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will once again be active as P4ØW from Aruba (SA-036) between November 19-25th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Operations outside of the contest are usually on 160/80m and 30/17/12 meters as time permits and with an emphasis on CW. Watch 160m on the hour and 80m on the half hour. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2MM, Bureau cards are no longer accepted. Logs will be loaded on LoTW upon his return to the USA.
-[OPDX # 1440 November 18, 2019]

P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will once again be active during the contest season as P4ØW from Aruba (SA-036) between October 22-29th, and again between November 18-26th. Activity will include both the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) and CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entries. Operations outside of the contest (before and after) will be on CW on 160/80m and 30/17/12 meters as time permits. Watch 160m on the hour and 80m on the half hour. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2MM, Bureau cards are no longer accepted since 2013. Logs will be loaded on LoTW upon his return to the USA.
-[OPDX # 1414 May 13, 2019]

PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Charles/K1XX, Martin/W1MD, David/N3RD, Walter/ WA3LRO, Scott/W4PA, Raymond/K9RS and Martin/G4XUM will be active as PJ4K from Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-2 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.
-[OPDX # 1440 November 18, 2019]

PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Jeff/KU8E, John/K4BAI and Scott/NE9U will be active as PJ4/KU8E, PJ4/K4BAI and PJ4/NE9U from the "PJ4G Radio House" on Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) between November 19-26th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Single entry signing as PJ4A. QSL PJ4A (also LoTW), PJ4/K4BAI and PJ4/KU8E via K4BAI. QSL PJ4/NE9U via NE9U. Check out the "PJ4G Radio House" at:  http://www.pj4g.com
Also, look at:  http://ku8e.com/Radio/pj4a.php
-[OPDX # 1434 October 7, 2019]

PJ5, ST. EUSTATIUS. Operators Janusz/SP6IXF and Wlodek/SP6EQZ will once again be active as PJ5/SP6IXF and PJ5/SP6EQZ, respectively, from Saint Eustatius Island (NA 145) between November 16-30th. They were there 8 years ago. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY, FT8). There may be possible operations in the CQWW DX CW Contest (Part-time). QSL via their home callsigns, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. For more details and updates, watch:  http://pj5.dxing.pl
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

PJ7, ST. MAARTEN. Phil, KØCD, will once again be active as PJ7/KØCD from Sint Maarten Island (NA-105) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/QRP/Assisted entry. QSL via his home callsign. He plans to be on the air before the contest (Thursday and Friday).
-[OPDX # 1432 September 23, 2019]

PZ, SURINAME. Operators John/KØTG, Tony/KMØO, Robert/K6RB, Rick/N6XI, Ron/NØAT and Bill/WØOR will be active as PZ5W from Lelydorp (PZ5RA QTH) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW, or via NØAT, by the Bureau or direct. Look for operators to be active before and after the contest.
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

S7, SEYCHELLES. Ravi, VU2IIX, will be active as S79VU from Mahe Island starting September 30th, and will stay until the end of June 2021. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. Listen for his QSL instructions.
-[OPDX # 1432 September 23, 2019]

SU8, EGYPT. Members of the Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society for Development (ERASD) will be active as SU8WRC from Sharm el Sheikh from October 28th until November 22nd during the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-2019). They will also be active as SU8X during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via OH2BH.
-[OPDX # 1436 October 21, 2019]

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.
-[OPDX # 1439 November 11, 2019]November 23-24th

SV9, CRETE. Christo, LZ3FN, will be active as SW9AA from Crete (EU-015, GIOTA KRS-005, MIA MGC-005, WLOTA 1400) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LZ1PM. Activity outside of the contest will be holiday style on all bands, mainly CW.
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

T6, AFGHANISTAN (Reminder/Update). Robert, S53R (ex-YA5T), is once again active from Kabul as of September 4th, signing T6AA and may continue until the summer 2021. He will be there for two years working with the UN World Food Program. Robert has been issued two callsign: T6AA and T6A (to be used during contest). Activities outside of the contests will be limited to his free time, but he plans to be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He was heard early in the week on 60/30/20/17 meters CW and FT8 as early as 0700z and as late as 2300z. QSL via S53R, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.
-[OPDX # 1430 September 9, 2019]

T8, PALAU. Noboru, JH1OLB, will once again be active as T88DT from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between November 21-27th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (depending on condition) using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31, SSTV and JT65A. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. No eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1431 September 16, 2019]

TG, GUATEMALA. Dennis, KT8X, will be active as TG4/KT8X from Guatemala between November 22-28th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands using CW, FT8, RTTY and possible part-time operations in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). QSL LoTW only.
-[OPDX # 1433 September 30, 2019]

TI7, COSTA RICA. Operators John/W2ID, Kam/N3KS, Nathan/N4YDU and Chris/KL9A will be active as TI7W from Guanacaste, Costa Rica, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. Also, look for Chris, KL9A, to be active as TI7W during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/ High-Power entry. QSL all TI7W via W4FS. Outside of the contests, look for operators to sign TI5/homecall on all bands. QSL via operator's instructions.
-[OPDX # 1431 September 16, 2019]

TK, CORSICA. Look for "Team Charlie" (S5 Team) to be active again as TKØC from Sant Ambroggio, Corsica, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via S5ØC, direct, eQSL and LoTW. The list of operators was not provided. For details and updates, watch:  https://www.facebook.com/TKØCHARLIE
-[OPDX # 1436 October 21, 2019]

TR, GABON. Roland, F8EN, (ex-CN8EM/FO8BV/3C3CR/TR5ØR) will once again be active as TR8CR from Libreville. He will be there sometime at the end of September until December 15th. Activity will start probably early October. Operations will be mainly CW. QSL via F6AJA, direct or by the REF Bureau. The log will be posted on the LNDX Web site at:  http://lesnouvellesdx.fr/voirlogs.php  F6AJA will update when he receives a copy of the log.
-[OPDX # 1432 September 23, 2019]

V2, ANTIGUA. Bud, AA3B, will once again be active as V26K from Antigua (NA-100) between November 16-26th. Activity will be mainly on CW. Bud will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or via AA3B, direct or by the Bureau. An OQRS will be available via ClubLog's OQRS.
-[OPDX # 1437 October 28, 2019]

V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS. Bob, WX4G, will be active as V4/WX4G from St. Kitts (NA-104) between November 20-26th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via WX4G.
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

V6, MICRONESIA. Al, K7AR, will be active as V63AR from the South Park Hotel on Pohnpei Island (OC-010) between November 18-26th. Activity will be on various HF bands with a focus on 160/80m and including the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). QSL via his callsign. PLEASE NOTE: This callsign was used once before in 2015 (QSL via JH2BNL).
-[OPDX # 1425 August 5, 2019]

V6, MICRONESIA. Sho, JA7HMZ, will once again be active as V63DX from Pohnpei Island (OC-010) between November 22-27th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, all modes and including the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/ High-Power entry signing V6A. He will be looking for European stations on 160m before and after the contest. QSL via his home callsign direct or LoTW. No Bureau QSLs.
-[OPDX # 1428 August 26, 2019]

V8, BRUNEI. Hajime, JO1RUR, will once again be active as V85RH from Brunei. The length of his stay is not known. Activity will be during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW only.
-[OPDX # 1440 November 18, 2019]

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's OQRS. 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
-[OPDX # 1439 November 11, 2019]

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.
-[OPDX # 1439 November 11, 2019]

VP2M, MONTSERRAT. George, K2DM (now ex-VP2MDG since October 3rd), announced that he will activate his new callsign, VP2MDM, from Montserrat during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). He will be joined by Peter/K2PS (VP2MPS), Ed/K2TE and Wayne/N4FP as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to his home callsign. NO BUREAU CARDS. ADDED NOTE: Some operators will operate one day before and after the contest on CW, SSB and FT8, using their own individual VP2M callsigns.
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

VP2V, BRITISH VIGRIN ISLANDS (Update). Steven, AA7V, will once again be active as VP2V/AA7V from Virgin Gorda before the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). During the contest he will sign VP2VWW as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Outside of the contest, activity will be on various bands using CW, RTTY and FT8. QSL VP2V/AA7V and VP2VWW via LoTW or AA7V. He will be active between November 21-25th.
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

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
-[OPDX # 1439 November 11, 2019]

VP8/VP8DXU SOUTH ORKNEY DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release, dated November 2nd).   Equipment Consolidation (Update) [edited] -- During the week of October 21-27th, 2019, team members and helpers met in Placerville and Los Altos Hills, California, to consolidate, test and repack the equipment to be used during the South Orkney Island DXpedition.
  On Friday, October 25th, we visited the Elecraft factory to receive 8 K3s stations, including amplifiers, pan adapters and other supporting equipment. During the week antennas were assembled, tuned, tested and marked for easy transport and reassembly.
  All software was loaded on Lenovo laptops, QSOs were entered into N1MM and test logs were uploaded to our log search server over the Inmarsat BGAN satellite network.
  Photos of the week are posted at:
    https://sorkney.com/equipment-consolidation-week
Thanks to all who participated and to the equipment suppliers that are supporting the project, a complete list at:
  https://sorkney.com/corporate-sponsors
73, VP8/VP8DXU Team
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

VU, INDIA (Special Event). Look for special event station AU2JCB to be active beginning November 23rd until December 16th. 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 Surabhi, VU2DSI. QSL direct (with 2 IRCs) to VU2DSI. Operations are to celebrate the 160th 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 page
at:  http://www.qsl.net/vu2msy/JCBOSE.htm ADDED NOTE: There will be other VU operators celebrating this anniversary.
-[OPDX # 1440 November 18, 2019]

XW, LAOS (Update). Per DX-World.net, Simon, G6JFY/HSØZIB/XZ2A, has announced that he has received his new callsign XWØLP (Suffix "LP" stands for Luang Prabang, the town in north Laos where he now lives). License is good for one year as of October 1st and is initially valid only for 20-meter band operations. Simon states, "On 20 meters, I will be active every day, mostly using FT8. My rig sits right next to my work desk, so I can keep an eye on the band and answer calls as they are received. I WON'T use Fox + Hounds mode on FT8, just simple, single mode. I operate my FT8 software manually so that I can select which call to reply to." QSL via ClubLog's OQRS. NO BUREAU cards.
-[OPDX # 1431 September 16, 2019]

YB, 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.
-[OPDX # 1439 November 11, 2019]

YJ, VANUATU (Reminder/Update). Operators Yan/RZ3FW and Sergei/R4WAA plan to activate three IOTAs from Vanuatu between November 2-20th, as YJØRRC and YJØFWA. Their tentative schedule is as follows:
  November   2-4th -- From Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035); using the
                      callsign YJØFWA.
  November   4-7th -- From Gaua Island, Banks Islands (OC-104); using
                      the callsign YJØRRC.
  November  8-13th -- Tongoa Island, Shepperd Islands (OC-111); using
                      the callsign YJØRRC.
  November 14-20th -- From Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035); using the
                      callsign YJØFWA.
Activity will be on 160-15 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. Their equipment will be an Icom IC-7200 w/PA Ameritron ALS 500m, Yaesu FT-450D, into 2 phased verticals for 30/40m, sloper 30m, 3 element VDA 20m, VDA 20/17m, top loaded vertical 80/160m and RX Antenna (Flag, BOG 70m). Some antennas may not be used on certain islands. QSL via RZ3FW, direct or ClubLog's OQRS. They do have a Web page at:
   https://r4waa9.wixsite.com/yj0rrc
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

YN, NICARAGUA. Mike, AJ9C, will once again be active as YN2CC near Granada, Nicaragua, between November 19-27th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Also, Mike will be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or direct and by the Bureau to his home callsign. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW upon his return home and QSLs can be requested via the OQRS on ClubLog's OQRS.
-[OPDX # 1428 August 26, 2019]

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).
-[OPDX # 1439 November 11, 2019]

Z8, SOUTH SUDAN. James, VK4GKA (ex-P29HG), is now active as Z81C from Juba until December 31st, but one source states that he will reside there for at least 18 months. His activity will be on SSB and limited as time  permits.  QSL info TBD.
-[OPDX # 1434 October 7, 2019]

ZD7, ST. HELENA ISLAND. Oliver, W6NV, will once again be active as ZD7W from Jamestown on Saint Helena Island (AF-022) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via W6NV or LoTW. His length of stay was not provided.
-[OPDX # 1413 May 6, 2019]

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Darrin, N4WTN, who has been on the islands since October 1st, has finally received his permanent ZD8 callsign from the local government. Begin looking for him to sign ZD8DRP. QSL via: Darrin R Proehl, PO Box 4235, Patrick AFB, FL 32925, Ascension Island.
-[OPDX # 1440 November 18, 2019]

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Dan, N6MJ, will once again be active as ZF1A from Grand Cayman Islands (NA-016) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL ZF1A via LoTW or K6AM. Activity outside of the contest, Dan will sign as ZF2MJ between November 19-25th, on 160-10 meters including 30/17/12 meters. QSL via N6MJ or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1438 November 4, 2019]

ZF, 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.
-[OPDX # 1436 October 21, 2019]




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9G, GHANA (Update). Last week we mentioned that Matt, IZ4YGS, is active as 9G5GS from Sanzule, West Takoradi (Western Region), Ghana. Matt informed OPDX of the following [edited]: "I'm travelling to Ghana almost every month for work reasons and it will be so throughout 2019. I'd like to be on-air from 80-6m, but it will take some time to be operational on all bands. I'll start with an FT-891 and wire antennas, SSB and FT8, mainly in the evening after work. Ham radio won't be my main activity in Ghana, but I'll do my best to let everybody have fun." QSL via IZ4YGS, direct or eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1395 December 24, 2018]