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Edição: 1335   Data: 16/10/2017    Atualizado todas as segundas feiras

  

3B8, MAURITIUS. Jean-Paul, HB9ARY, will once again be active as 3B8HC
from Mauritius (AF-049) between November 4-18th. Activity will be holiday
style on 80-6 meters (focus on 80m), using mainly SSB, but with some slow
CW. Jean-Paul will use an Elevated Delta-Loop for 80-30 meters along with
his folded HexBeam for 20/17/15/12/10/6 meters. QSL via NI5DX direct.

3C0, ANNOBON ISLAND. Operators Yuris/YL2GM and Kaspars/YL3AIW were active
as 3C1L from Malabo (Bioko Island, AF-010), Equatorial Guinea, earlier in
the week (between October 9-10th). They are now active as 3C0L from Annobon
Island (AF-039), and are expected to be there until October 13th. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They will have two stations
on the air. QSL via YL2GN direct or ClubLog's OQRS (direct or Bureau).
Look for the logs to be uploaded to LoTW six months after their operations.
Updates are being posted to: http://www.lral.lv/3c0l_3c1l
October 14th (Update): 12:40 GMT SMS from Yuris: Power generator failed.
Were running on 15m band CW with 100 W. That was the maximum power that
the generator could handle. In the evening after 6 PM (local time, which
is GMT+1) hopefully will have mains voltage again. Good news - they got
some tap water. Sun is frying. Soonest upload to Clublog could happen when
they come back from Annobon. There is no Internet on the island. But as
you understand there are bigger challenges than Internet. For example -
electricity and water :)

3Y0Z BOUVET DXPEDITION (News from the Web page dated October 10th).
"OUR SEA CONTAINER IS PACKED!! After weeks of inventorying, packing,
padding and weighing  supplies and equipment, we have sealed our container
and loaded it aboard a truck bound for the port of Savannah. The container
will go by sea to Manzanillo, Mexico; by rail to Balboa, Panama; then by
sea to San Antonio, Chile; Copihue, Chile and finally Punta Arenas, Chile.
The contents will be taken aboard our ship in Punta Arenas, and meet our
team at King George Island in the South Shetlands on January 13, 2018."
Check the Web page for pictures at: http://www.bouvetdx.org/news-and-updates

4S, SRI LANKA. The Ukrainian DXpeditioners Team (UDXT), members Alex/UT5UY
and Roman/UR0MC will be active as 4S7AYG from Sri Lanka (AS-003) between
October 22-31st. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the
Digital modes. QSL via M0URX or OQRS (direct and Bureau). Complete infor-
mation is available at: https://www.qrz.com/db/4S7AYG

4S, SRI LANKA (Update). Ilya, R3XA, will be active 4S7KLG from Ambalangoda,
Sri Lanka (AS-003), between October 23-30th. His activity will include the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Bands/High-Power
entry. Activity outside of the contest will be mostly CW. QSL via LoTW,
ClubLog's OQRS or EA5GL.

7P, LESOTHO. Pista, HA5AO, will return to Lesotho as a volunteer to a
local community group. Look for 7P8AO between October 16-28th. Activity
will be on 40-10 meters using CW, RTTY and FT8; when not at work; The
log and an OQRS will be available at . The primary purpose of
this trip is to conduct training classes for young entrepreneurs wanting
to start their own small business. Pista himself started a business in
Budapest over 25 years ago, today the company is a leader in its field.

7Q, MALAWI. Members of the EIDX Group (who brought you 9N7EI earlier this
year) will be active as 7Q7EI from an ideal location on the shores of
Lake Malawi  between March 21st and April 3rd, 2018. There will be a team
of 14 operators. Activity will be on 160-10  meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
They also plan to be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th). Look
for more more details to be forthcoming and a Web page which is under-
construction.

8P, BARBADOS. Tim, 8P6ET, will be active as 8P1W during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry.
QSL via KU9C.

8P, BARBADOS (Update). Tom, W2SC, will once again be active as 8P5A during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power
entry. Look for him to do casual operating and testing before and after
the contest on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. He will be on the island
between October 24-31st. QSL via LoTW or direct to NN1N.

C4, CYPRUS. Operators Stavros/5B4AFM, Nestor/5B4AHZ, George/5B4KH, Spyros/
5B4MF, Philip/5B4ZN and Mark/G4AXX will be active as C4A from Nicosia
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL
via LoTW, direct via 5B4KH or ClubLog's OQRS.

9M2, WEST MALAYSIA (Special Event). Look for 9M2SJM to be on the air by
the Scout Melaka group during the JOTA event October 20-22nd.

AH2, GUAM. Members of the Guam Contest Club will be active as AH2R during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi-? entry. Operators
mentioned are: Atsuo/JE6HIB, Kazuma/JG3RPL, Toshinobu/JI3ERV (NH2C),
Mikawa/JR7OMD and Makoto/JH1ASG. QSL via LoTW. PLEASE DO NOT QSL via
the KH2 Bureau.

C9, MOZAMBIQUE. Johannes, PA5X, is now active as C93PA from Beira as of
mid-October for the next coming months. Activity so far has been on 40
meters FT8, but will probably be on various HF bands using SSB and the
Digital modes (FT8/JT65/WSPR). He is the first ever operator to operate
FT8 in Mozambique. His setup consists of: Yaesu FT DX 5000MP Ltd, SM 5000,
Acom 1010 HF Linear Amp (800W), Kio Hexbeam antenna and Endfed antenna.
QSL via LoTW, ClubLog and QRZ.com. For paper QSL cards, QSL via PA5X,
by the Bureau or direct.

CO0, CUBA. A large number of operators from the Holguin Province, will be
active starting October 26th until November 1st, using the special call-
sign CO0CB to commemorate the 525th anniversary of the encounter between
cultures. The station will be installed near to the place where Cristobal
Colon arrived on October 27th of 1492. Activity will be on 80/40/20/17/15/10
meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via direct to CO8NDZ.

CR3, MADEIRA. Operators Filipe/CT3AB, Norberto/CT3FH, CT3JJ and Débora/CT3OP
will be active as CR3Z from Madeira Islands during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 28-29th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via CT3AB.

CT8, AZORES. Operators Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DJ7ZG will be active as
CT8/DL7AFS and CT8/DJ7ZG from Sao Miguel Island (EU-003) between October
23rd and November 10th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using mainly
SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via DL7AFS and LoTW. For more details and
updates, see: http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs

DL, GERMANY. Operators Seth/4X1DX and Zvi/4X6FR will be active as DL/4X1DX
from Germany during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Low-
Power/Mult-? entry. QSL via 4X6OM. They state that this is a, "Test run
to experience radio propagation from northern Europe in preparation for
WRTC. From DM9EE station, Tnks Tom."

ED8, CANARY ISLANDS. Manuel, EA8DO, will be active as ED8W from La Palma
Island (AF-004) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) Single-
Op/Single-Band (**m) entry. QSL via EA8DO.

EF9, CEUTA AND MELILLA. Jorge, EA9LZ, will be active as EF9R from Ceuta
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Single-Op entry.
QSL via EA5KB direct or LoTW.

ER, MOLDOVA. Ben, DL7UCX, is now active as ER/DL7UCX from Moldova until
October 22nd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW. QSL via DL7UCX,
by the Bureau, direct or LoTW.

GREEN PARTY AND WWFF ACTIVITIES ....

 EAFF-0074 and EAFF-0070 -- By EA8/DL4FO/P; now and October 20th; Holiday
              style from La Gomera Island (EA8); on 40-10m, mostly CW
              and QRP
 KFF-3378  -- By N4EX/P; between October 16-18th, 1530-1630z; from the
              Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina; suggested freqs +/- QRM:
              14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW, 7194-SSB and 10114-CW as time
              and band condx permit. Also, SOTA W4C/EM-058; will self-spot
              if cell service available
 KFF-2733  -- By N4EX/P; October 16th; between 1830-2000z; from Grandfather
              Mountain State Park, North Carolina; suggested freqs +/- QRM:
              14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW, 7194-SSB, 5332-CW, 5330.5-SSB,
              10114-CW, 18084-CW and 18144-SSB as time and band condx
              permit. Will self-spot on DX watch.
 VKFF-1977 -- By VK5PAS/2 and VK5FMAZ/2; between October 16th and November
              17th; Nadgee Nature Reserve; 7144 kHz SSB;
 KFF-2728  -- By N4EX/P; October 17th; between 1300-1400z; from Elk Knob
              State Park, Watauga County, North Carolina; suggested freqs
              +/- QRM: 14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW, 7194-SSB and 10114-CW
              as time and band condx permit. Also, SOTA W4C/EM-005. Very
              limited cell service so please spot him
 KFF-2748  -- By N4EX/P; October 17th; between 1530-1700z; from New River
              State Park, Ashe County North Carolina; suggested freqs
              +/- QRM: 14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW, 7194-SSB, 5332-CW,
              5330.5-SSB, 10114-CW, 18084-CW and 18144-SSB as time and
              band condx permit. Will self-spot on DX watch
 KFF-3846  -- By N4EX/P; October 17th; between 1830-2000z; from Mount
              Jefferson State Natural Area, Ashe County, North Carolina;
              suggested freqs +/- QRM: 14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW,
              7194-SSB and 10114-CW as time and band condx permit; Also,
              SOTA W4C/EM-021. Will self-spot on DX watch.
 OHFF-0189 -- By OF7JHA/p; October 18th; from Hossa National Park; 20m,
              40m SSB; operator Timo, OH7JHA
 OHFF-0182 -- By OF7JHA/p; October 18th; from Iso Ahvensuo-Karhusuo
              protected mire; 20m,40m SSB; operator Timo, OH7JHA
 KFF-1300  -- By N4EX/P; October 18th; between 1330-1500z; from Grayson
              Highlands State Park, Grayson County, Virginia; suggested
              freqs +/- QRM: 14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW, 7194-SSB,
              5332-CW, 5330.5-SSB, 10114-CW, 18084-CW and 18144-SSB as
              time and band condx permit; very limited cell service so
              please spot him
 KFF-2754  -- By N4EX/P; October 18th; between 1700-1830z; from at Stone
              Mountain State Park, Alleghany County, North Carolina;
              suggested freqs +/- QRM: 14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW,
              7194-SSB, 5332-CW, 5330.5-SSB, 10114-CW, 18084-CW and
              18144-SSB as time and band condx permit; No cell service
              so please spot him
 VKFF-1777 -- By VK2IO/P; October 19th; between 0100-0400z; from Berowra
              Valley Regional Park; 7144 kHz SSB; Also 20m, 80m and CW
 KFF-2750  -- By N4EX/P; October 19th; between 1230-1400z; from Pilot
              Mountain State Park, Surry County, North Carolina; suggested
              freqs +/- QRM: 14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW, 7194-SSB,
              5332-CW, 10114-CW and 18084-CW as time and band condx
              permit; will self-spot on DX Watch
 KFF-2735  -- By N4EX/P; October 19th; between 1530-1700z; from Hanging
              Rock State Park, Stokes County, North Carolina; suggested
              freqs +/- QRM: 14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW, 7194-SSB,
              5332-CW, 10114-CW and 18084-CW as time and band condx
              permit; will self-spot on DX Watch
 KFF-2743  -- By N4EX/P; October 19th; 1830-2000z; from Mayo River State
              Park, Rockingham County, North Carolina; suggested freqs
              +/- QRM: 14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW, 7194-SSB, 5332-CW,
              10114-CW and 18084-CW as time and band condx permit; will
              self-spot on DX Watch
 VKFF-0958 -- By VK3XV and VK3GGG; October 21-22nd; from Ararat Hills
              Natural Features Reserve; 7144 kHz SSB

For more information about WWFF upcoming operations, see: http://wwff.co/agenda
Also suggest URLs:
World-Wide -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/WWFF44
USA -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/parksontheair
A special DXCluster for WWFF is available at: http://wwff.co/dx-cluster
Canada Flora & Fauna (VEFF) link is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Canadawwffveff
Other links for VEFF are:
Home Page at: http://www.qsl.net/va3rj/veff.html
Yahoo Groups: https://groups.yahoo.com/group/veff
PLEASE NOTE: Yahoo Groups might be removed if the Facebook Group works
as expected.  However, it will remain online well into the New Year 2018.

GU, GUERNSEY. Oleg, RL5D, will be active as GU3HFN (the Guernsey Amateur
Radio Society callsign) from St. Peter Port during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via the
Bureau.

HC, ECUADOR. Members of Quito Radio Club will be active as HC0E from
Ecuador during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi-
Multi entry. QSL via HC1QRC.

HR, HONDURAS. Operators Dennis/W1UE, Paul/K1XM and Charlotte/KQ1F will
be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-2
entry. They will be operating from Chillax Roatan (NA-057). Currently,
their callsign is pending. QSL via KQ1F. Operators will be active outside
of the contest signing homecall/HR9. W1UE will be there between November
11-27th, and K1XM/KQ1F will be there between November 18-27th.

IOTA NEWS ....

 AS-127.  Operators Derek/G3KHZ, Steve/G4EDG, Axel/DL6KVA, Syed/S21ED
          and Anup/S21TV will be active as S21ZDC from Saint Martins
          Island between October 21-25th. Activity is on 40-15 meters
          using CW and SSB. QSL via SM6CVX.

 AS-140.  Operators Derek/G3KHZ, Steve/G4EDG, Axel/DL6KVA, Syed/S21ED
          and Anup/S21TV are now active as S21ZDC from Bhola Island
          until October 18th. Activity is on 40-15 meters using CW
          and SSB. QSL via G3KHZ.

JT, MONGOLIA. A team of operators are expected to be active as JT5DX
from Ulaanbaatar during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as
a Multi-2 entry. QSL via JT1CO direct only. Operators mentioned are
Choigonjav/JT1CO, Purevjav/JT1BU, Oleg/RD1A, Alexey/RN1AM, Vladimir/RW1A,
Sergey/RW1F, Paul/RK4FD, Gennady/UA9MA, Serge/UA0SC and Togtokhin/WV6E.

KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY. Al, W6HGF, is now active as KG4HF from GITMO until
October 20th. He states, "I prefer digital modes, but when I run out of
business on data, I will go to CW. I plan to try FT8 this trip." His
other main mode will be RTTY, and once that is exhausted he will go to
CW. Also, watch PSK. QSL via W6HGF or LoTW.

P2, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Roly, ZL1BQD, will be active as P29RR between
October 20th and November 6th. Activity will probably be mainly on 40/20
meters using CW and the Digital modes (FT8, JT65, JT9). QSL via his home
callsign direct, LOTW or eQSL.

P4, ARUBA. Ulf, DL5AXX, is now active as P40EU from Aruba Island (SA-036)
until October 23rd. Activity will be on holiday style on probably on
80-10 meters using mainly CW with some RTTY.  QSL via his home callsign
or via .

P4, ARUBA. Andy, AE6Y, will once again be active as P49Y from Aruba
(SA-036) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Single-
Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or AE6Y.

PJ2, CURACAO. Operators  Ulrich/DL8OBQ, John/N4RV, Heiko/DK3DM, Louis/DO9EE
and Stephano/PT2IC will be active as PT2T from the Caribbean Contesting
Consortium's (CCC) Signal Point contest station on Curacao Island (SA-099,
WLOTA 0942) during the CQWW DX SBB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi-
Single entry. Outside the contest, operators will probably be signing
PJ2/homecall or their own personal PJ2 callsign. QSL PJ2T via W3HNK.
QSL all others via their home callsigns.

PJ4, BONAIRE (Update to OPDX.1333). Operators David/NA2AA, Noah/K2NG,
Giuseppe/IT9HBT, Sal/IW9FRA, Gianfranco/IT9SPB and Gabry/IT9RGY will be
active as PJ4G from Radio Mountain Bonaire station (see pj4g.com or
@pj4radio on Facebook) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th).
Look for operators to sign PJ4/homecall before and after the contest.
QSL for PJ4G via WA2NHA or LoTW. QSL all other callsigns via direct or
LoTW.

PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Oliver/DH8BQA, Paul/DL5CW, Tom/DL5LYM and Peter/
PJ4NX will be active as PJ4/homecall between November 9-29th. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home
callsign. Look for them to be active as PJ4Y during the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via DL5CW
(only for QSOs of this year's CQWW-CW).

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 16-22nd) ....

Oct/16th AN      Oct/19th  AN     Oct/21st  AN
Oct/17th AN      Oct/20th  AN     Oct/22nd  AN
Oct/18th AN

SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
======================================================
NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
-----------------        ------       --------    ------
AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=0-1       0-7
HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2         8-15
LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3         16-29
BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=4         30-49
DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5         50-99
VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9       100-400

REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE :
The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
(REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.

Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:
http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html
A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm
Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm

QSL INFO AND NEWS .....

8P2K via KU9C           II0IAAR/2 via IZ8DBJ   OF2BLV via OH2BLV
9M2M via 9M2GET (d)     IP0TRC via IQ0TE       OF6MW via OH6MW
AM8HIS via EA8RKL (L)   IQ5LU via IZ5AXB       ON50MIRA via (ON-B)*
AO5VOR via AO5VOR (O)   JT5DX via JT1CO        OY/RU7D via RU7D
AT4FI via VU2SMS (d)    KG4HF via W6HGF & (L)  PT2/HA5UX via HA5UX (B)
CM3EFM via RW6HS (d)    KH2/JH7BVH via JH7BVH  R19FYS via R19FYS (O)
CT9/DL8JS via DL8JS     LZ251MKP via LZ1KCP    R75ALSB via UA3QII
EA6/SM0JHF >> *         LZ6DX via LZ1PM        RA19WF via RA19WF (O)
EA8/UA4WW via UA4WW     N0F via K1IED          RC19WF via RC19WF (O)
EA8/UA5C via UA5C (d/e) N1F via K1IED          RJ19WF via RJ19WF (O)
EG5MCC via EA5RCK       N2F via K1IED          RM19WF via RM19WF (O)
EH1RGC via EA1DST       N3F via K1IED          SG8X via SM5AQD
EM1325R via UZ1RR       N4F via K1IED          VA3FIRE via K1IED
EN90QDG via UR6QR       N5F via K1IED          VR20XYL via VR2XYL (d)
HF25WZS via SP9WZS      N6F via K1IED          W3R/90 via AA3B (d/L)
HG500H via (HA-B/L)     N7F via K1IED          YJ0CA via VK2YUS (d)
HG500T via (HA-B/L)     N8F via K1IED          YP0C via YO3CZW
HG500U via (HA-B/L)     N9F via K1IED
HG8ARDF via HA8BE       NH2LL via JO7GVC
(e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
(O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    * no QSL needed

RI1F (Update/Log Info). The RI1F team left Victoriya Island (EU-190)
on October 9th, and are now back at Murmansk as of the 14th. The RI1F
main log has been uploaded to the ClubLog (showing 11,196 QSOs):
https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/RI1F/EU-190
Look for Digital modes and VHF/UHF/SAT (paper logs; requests and questions
should be addressed to R9LR) QSOs to be uploaded later after correction.

QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5T5OK, 5X2B,  9A1A, 9A4FS, A5A, BG1REN, CG3CGR,
CT8/SP7VC, CX5ABM, HI8RD, J3/SP7VC, JA1HYD, JJ2LPV, JR7AMZ, KG4HF, KL7J,
LA2XPA, LZ2RR, PZ5RA, S9CT, T88GA, VE9DX, VK5BC, VR2VAZ, VY0ERC, YE6YE
and ZL1HD

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5U5U, 9H3WHX, A35W, PJ5/PH2M, R71RRC (AS-071),
SV1DH, TZ9A,  VK9MAV/4 (OC-160), VK9MAV (OC-267), XF2L (NA-221), XF2L
(NA-224) and ZD7BG

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

RI50, SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. Alexander, UA1OJL, will be active as RI50ANO
from Belligshausen Station, King George Island (AN-010), between January 1st
and March 31st, 2018. The special callsign RI50ANO is to celebrate the 50th
anniversary of Bellinghausen Station. Activity will be during his spare
time on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via
RN1ON, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.

T2, TUVALU. Tony, 3D2AG, will be active as T2AR from Funafuti Atoll
(OC-015) between October 21-28th. Activity will be on various HF bands
as well as 2 and 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 and FT8. QSL via
3D2AG or PayPal.

TC68, TURKEY. Look for TC68JOTA to be operated by scouts for the JOTA/JOTI
weekend (October 20-22nd) from Aksaray. QSL via TA5IHY. ADDED NOTE: The
ARRL Web page states, "JOTA-JOTI Reports More Than 2,500 Registered for
October 20-22 Event". Read all about it at:
http://www.arrl.org/news/view/jota-joti-reports-more-than-2-500-registered-for-october-20-22-event

TI, COSTA RICA. Members of the Northeast Tarrant County Amateur Radio
Club (Phil/K5SGE, Jim/W5AP, Randall/WA0D and possibly others) will be
active as TI7/K5SGE, TI7/W5AP and TI7/WA0D from Costa Rica between
October 21-30th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB
and the Digital modes. They will probably be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 28-29th) during this time. QSL operator's home callsign or LoTW.

TK, CORSICA. Salvatore, IK8UND, will be active as TK9R from Ajaccio,
Corsica (EU-014), during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as
a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via IK8UND direct ONLY.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Members of the Frankford Radio Club will
be active as VP5W from Providenciales, Caicos Islands (NA-002) during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Low-Power/Multi-? entry. QSL
via LoTW or KD3TB. Operators mentioned are Irwi/KD3TB, Andrew/KD3RF,
Zev/N2WKS and Sheldon/WA2UBK. The team "may" be active before and after
the contest signing VP5/homecall. QSL via their home callsign.

VR20, HONG KONG. Operators Huang/BD7IS, David/VR2YDC, Farid/VR2UNG,
Lap/VR2UP, Eric/VR2ZRE and Dawood/VR2XNG will be active as VR20FUN
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi-Single
entry. QSL via VR2FUN. The VR20FUN special callsign is to celebrate
the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region.

VU7, LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS. A team of 6 DXers are now active as VU7T from
Lakshadweep Islands until October 20th. The team landed on the Island of
Agatti by air and then took a shift boat to Kavaratti to set up their
stations on the beachside of the island. Activity will be on 80-10 meters
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They state, "A detailed roster has
been prepared to optimize operations during the propagation windows to
various geographies." Operators mentioned are Manoj/VU2CPL, Sangeeth/
VU2WH, Kiran/VU2XE, Siddhu/VU3NXI, Gopan/VU3HPF and Paul/A65DR as remote
support. Their equipment is 1x Elecraft K3, 2x Elecraft KX3, 2x ICOM
IC-7300 and all with amps. Antennas are: verticals (80/40/30m) and Spider-
beam (20/17/15/12/10m). QSLs will be handled by Manoj, VU2CPL. Logs will
be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible and this is the preferred QSL
mode. An OQRS will be active once the team is back on mainland. Direct
QSL requests are highly discouraged, and if this is the only option to
request a QSL, please include an SAE and 3 GS. For log checks and other
inquiries, please write to . Internet connection is
very poor on the island and please don't expect any replies during the
operation. They state, "This is completely self-funded operation. Our
goal is to do some serious operation to give ATNOs and as much band fills
to DXers around the globe and have fun. We welcome any donations which
will go towards offsetting our costs of transportation and other large
expenses. You may help us to cover our costs by donating any amount using
link  or through donate option in OQRS.

XW, LAOS. Champ, E21EIC, is once again active as XW1IC from Vientiane
until October 18th. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes.
QSLs must be requested via the OQRS on ClubLog or via E21EIC and LoTW.
NO PAPER QSL IS NEEDED.

ZD7, ST. HELENA ISLAND (Update to OPDX.1331). By the time you read this,
Bill, G0VDE, will be active as ZD7BR (not ZD7VDE as announced earlier)
from Saint Helena Island (AF-022) until October 21st. He has waited over
a year for the Island of St. Helena's airport to start commercial fights
back up again. He is expected to arrive October 14th. He is planning to
stay for one week on this trip and will be operating mainly SSB, some
Digital modes (maybe even FT8!) and just maybe a little CW. Operations
will be on 80-10 meters (maybe some 60m). Bill will be taking a FT-991,
FT-891 and a Juma PA1000, with a vertical antenna and a variety of wires,
dipoles and fiber-glass supports. He has setup a Web site at:
http://www.sthelenadx.com
PLEASE NOTE: QSL via G3SWH. The log will be uploaded to ClubLog and to
the ARRL's Log Book of the World (LoTW) in due course.... Please note
that it is possible the flights may be delayed and he may travel later
than 14th October - watch his website for more information.

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD/SP9E, will be active as ZF2ZE from
the Grand Cayman Island (NA-016) between October 23-29th. Activity will
be "Holiday Style" on 40-10 meters, including the WARC bands, using CW,
SSB and possibly FT8, with 100 watts into a balcony mounted mobile antenna
and Spider vertical. There will be minimal operating in the CQWW DX SSB
Contest. QSL via NE8Z (see QRZ.com). Log will be uploaded to LoTW after
the trip.



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