Edição: 1335 Data: 16/10/2017 Atualizado todas as segundas feiras3B8, MAURITIUS. Jean-Paul, HB9ARY, will once again be active as 3B8HCfrom Mauritius (AF-049) between November 4-18th. Activity will be holidaystyle on 80-6 meters (focus on 80m), using mainly SSB, but with some slowCW. Jean-Paul will use an Elevated Delta-Loop for 80-30 meters along withhis folded HexBeam for 20/17/15/12/10/6 meters. QSL via NI5DX direct.3C0, ANNOBON ISLAND. Operators Yuris/YL2GM and Kaspars/YL3AIW were activeas 3C1L from Malabo (Bioko Island, AF-010), Equatorial Guinea, earlier inthe week (between October 9-10th). They are now active as 3C0L from AnnobonIsland (AF-039), and are expected to be there until October 13th. Activitywill be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They will have two stationson 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_3c1lOctober 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 thatthe generator could handle. In the evening after 6 PM (local time, whichis GMT+1) hopefully will have mains voltage again. Good news - they gotsome tap water. Sun is frying. Soonest upload to Clublog could happen whenthey come back from Annobon. There is no Internet on the island. But asyou 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 containerand loaded it aboard a truck bound for the port of Savannah. The containerwill go by sea to Manzanillo, Mexico; by rail to Balboa, Panama; then bysea to San Antonio, Chile; Copihue, Chile and finally Punta Arenas, Chile.The contents will be taken aboard our ship in Punta Arenas, and meet ourteam 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-updates4S, SRI LANKA. The Ukrainian DXpeditioners Team (UDXT), members Alex/UT5UYand Roman/UR0MC will be active as 4S7AYG from Sri Lanka (AS-003) betweenOctober 22-31st. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and theDigital modes. QSL via M0URX or OQRS (direct and Bureau). Complete infor-mation is available at: https://www.qrz.com/db/4S7AYG4S, SRI LANKA (Update). Ilya, R3XA, will be active 4S7KLG from Ambalangoda,Sri Lanka (AS-003), between October 23-30th. His activity will include theCQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Bands/High-Powerentry. 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 alocal community group. Look for 7P8AO between October 16-28th. Activitywill be on 40-10 meters using CW, RTTY and FT8; when not at work; Thelog and an OQRS will be available at . The primary purpose ofthis trip is to conduct training classes for young entrepreneurs wantingto start their own small business. Pista himself started a business inBudapest 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 thisyear) will be active as 7Q7EI from an ideal location on the shores ofLake Malawi between March 21st and April 3rd, 2018. There will be a teamof 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). Lookfor 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 SSBContest (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 duringthe CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Powerentry. Look for him to do casual operating and testing before and afterthe contest on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. He will be on the islandbetween 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 Nicosiaduring the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSLvia LoTW, direct via 5B4KH or ClubLog's OQRS.9M2, WEST MALAYSIA (Special Event). Look for 9M2SJM to be on the air bythe Scout Melaka group during the JOTA event October 20-22nd.AH2, GUAM. Members of the Guam Contest Club will be active as AH2R duringthe CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi-? entry. Operatorsmentioned are: Atsuo/JE6HIB, Kazuma/JG3RPL, Toshinobu/JI3ERV (NH2C),Mikawa/JR7OMD and Makoto/JH1ASG. QSL via LoTW. PLEASE DO NOT QSL viathe KH2 Bureau.C9, MOZAMBIQUE. Johannes, PA5X, is now active as C93PA from Beira as ofmid-October for the next coming months. Activity so far has been on 40meters FT8, but will probably be on various HF bands using SSB and theDigital modes (FT8/JT65/WSPR). He is the first ever operator to operateFT8 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 beactive starting October 26th until November 1st, using the special call-sign CO0CB to commemorate the 525th anniversary of the encounter betweencultures. The station will be installed near to the place where CristobalColon arrived on October 27th of 1492. Activity will be on 80/40/20/17/15/10meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via direct to CO8NDZ.CR3, MADEIRA. Operators Filipe/CT3AB, Norberto/CT3FH, CT3JJ and Débora/CT3OPwill 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 asCT8/DL7AFS and CT8/DJ7ZG from Sao Miguel Island (EU-003) between October23rd and November 10th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using mainlySSB and the Digital modes. QSL via DL7AFS and LoTW. For more details andupdates, see: http://www.qsl.net/dl7afsDL, GERMANY. Operators Seth/4X1DX and Zvi/4X6FR will be active as DL/4X1DXfrom 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 runto experience radio propagation from northern Europe in preparation forWRTC. From DM9EE station, Tnks Tom."ED8, CANARY ISLANDS. Manuel, EA8DO, will be active as ED8W from La PalmaIsland (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 Ceutaduring 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 untilOctober 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; Holidaystyle from La Gomera Island (EA8); on 40-10m, mostly CWand QRPKFF-3378 -- By N4EX/P; between October 16-18th, 1530-1630z; from theBlue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina; suggested freqs +/- QRM:14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW, 7194-SSB and 10114-CW as timeand band condx permit. Also, SOTA W4C/EM-058; will self-spotif cell service availableKFF-2733 -- By N4EX/P; October 16th; between 1830-2000z; from GrandfatherMountain 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 condxpermit. Will self-spot on DX watch.VKFF-1977 -- By VK5PAS/2 and VK5FMAZ/2; between October 16th and November17th; Nadgee Nature Reserve; 7144 kHz SSB;KFF-2728 -- By N4EX/P; October 17th; between 1300-1400z; from Elk KnobState Park, Watauga County, North Carolina; suggested freqs+/- QRM: 14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW, 7194-SSB and 10114-CWas time and band condx permit. Also, SOTA W4C/EM-005. Verylimited cell service so please spot himKFF-2748 -- By N4EX/P; October 17th; between 1530-1700z; from New RiverState 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 andband condx permit. Will self-spot on DX watchKFF-3846 -- By N4EX/P; October 17th; between 1830-2000z; from MountJefferson 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, OH7JHAOHFF-0182 -- By OF7JHA/p; October 18th; from Iso Ahvensuo-Karhusuoprotected mire; 20m,40m SSB; operator Timo, OH7JHAKFF-1300 -- By N4EX/P; October 18th; between 1330-1500z; from GraysonHighlands State Park, Grayson County, Virginia; suggestedfreqs +/- QRM: 14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW, 7194-SSB,5332-CW, 5330.5-SSB, 10114-CW, 18084-CW and 18144-SSB astime and band condx permit; very limited cell service soplease spot himKFF-2754 -- By N4EX/P; October 18th; between 1700-1830z; from at StoneMountain 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 and18144-SSB as time and band condx permit; No cell serviceso please spot himVKFF-1777 -- By VK2IO/P; October 19th; between 0100-0400z; from BerowraValley Regional Park; 7144 kHz SSB; Also 20m, 80m and CWKFF-2750 -- By N4EX/P; October 19th; between 1230-1400z; from PilotMountain State Park, Surry County, North Carolina; suggestedfreqs +/- QRM: 14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW, 7194-SSB,5332-CW, 10114-CW and 18084-CW as time and band condxpermit; will self-spot on DX WatchKFF-2735 -- By N4EX/P; October 19th; between 1530-1700z; from HangingRock State Park, Stokes County, North Carolina; suggestedfreqs +/- QRM: 14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW, 7194-SSB,5332-CW, 10114-CW and 18084-CW as time and band condxpermit; will self-spot on DX WatchKFF-2743 -- By N4EX/P; October 19th; 1830-2000z; from Mayo River StatePark, 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; willself-spot on DX WatchVKFF-0958 -- By VK3XV and VK3GGG; October 21-22nd; from Ararat HillsNatural Features Reserve; 7144 kHz SSBFor more information about WWFF upcoming operations, see: http://wwff.co/agendaAlso suggest URLs:World-Wide -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/WWFF44USA -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/parksontheairA special DXCluster for WWFF is available at: http://wwff.co/dx-clusterCanada Flora & Fauna (VEFF) link is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanadawwffveffOther links for VEFF are:Home Page at: http://www.qsl.net/va3rj/veff.htmlYahoo Groups: https://groups.yahoo.com/group/veffPLEASE NOTE: Yahoo Groups might be removed if the Facebook Group worksas expected. However, it will remain online well into the New Year 2018.GU, GUERNSEY. Oleg, RL5D, will be active as GU3HFN (the Guernsey AmateurRadio 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 theBureau.HC, ECUADOR. Members of Quito Radio Club will be active as HC0E fromEcuador 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 willbe active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-2entry. They will be operating from Chillax Roatan (NA-057). Currently,their callsign is pending. QSL via KQ1F. Operators will be active outsideof the contest signing homecall/HR9. W1UE will be there between November11-27th, and K1XM/KQ1F will be there between November 18-27th.IOTA NEWS ....AS-127. Operators Derek/G3KHZ, Steve/G4EDG, Axel/DL6KVA, Syed/S21EDand Anup/S21TV will be active as S21ZDC from Saint MartinsIsland between October 21-25th. Activity is on 40-15 metersusing CW and SSB. QSL via SM6CVX.AS-140. Operators Derek/G3KHZ, Steve/G4EDG, Axel/DL6KVA, Syed/S21EDand Anup/S21TV are now active as S21ZDC from Bhola Islanduntil October 18th. Activity is on 40-15 meters using CWand SSB. QSL via G3KHZ.JT, MONGOLIA. A team of operators are expected to be active as JT5DXfrom Ulaanbaatar during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) asa Multi-2 entry. QSL via JT1CO direct only. Operators mentioned areChoigonjav/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 untilOctober 20th. He states, "I prefer digital modes, but when I run out ofbusiness on data, I will go to CW. I plan to try FT8 this trip." Hisother main mode will be RTTY, and once that is exhausted he will go toCW. Also, watch PSK. QSL via W6HGF or LoTW.P2, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Roly, ZL1BQD, will be active as P29RR betweenOctober 20th and November 6th. Activity will probably be mainly on 40/20meters using CW and the Digital modes (FT8, JT65, JT9). QSL via his homecallsign 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 on80-10 meters using mainly CW with some RTTY. QSL via his home callsignor 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/DO9EEand Stephano/PT2IC will be active as PT2T from the Caribbean ContestingConsortium'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 signingPJ2/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 beactive 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 orLoTW.PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Oliver/DH8BQA, Paul/DL5CW, Tom/DL5LYM and Peter/PJ4NX will be active as PJ4/homecall between November 9-29th. Activitywill be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their homecallsign. Look for them to be active as PJ4Y during the CQWW DX CWContest (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 ANOct/17th AN Oct/20th AN Oct/22nd ANOct/18th ANSOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE======================================================NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha----------------- ------ -------- ------AN - Above Normal Quiet K=0-1 0-7HN - High Normal Unsettled K=2 8-15LN - Low Normal Active K=3 16-29BN - Below Normal Minor Storm K=4 30-49DIS - Disturbed Major Storm K=5 50-99VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9 100-400REALTIME 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 forContesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be ofbenefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Netsand casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on anew 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.htmlA daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hmAlso on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hmQSL INFO AND NEWS .....8P2K via KU9C II0IAAR/2 via IZ8DBJ OF2BLV via OH2BLV9M2M via 9M2GET (d) IP0TRC via IQ0TE OF6MW via OH6MWAM8HIS via EA8RKL (L) IQ5LU via IZ5AXB ON50MIRA via (ON-B)*AO5VOR via AO5VOR (O) JT5DX via JT1CO OY/RU7D via RU7DAT4FI 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 UA3QIIEA6/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 SM5AQDEM1325R via UZ1RR N4F via K1IED VA3FIRE via K1IEDEN90QDG 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 YO3CZWHG500U via (HA-B/L) N9F via K1IEDHG8ARDF 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 neededRI1F (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 RI1Fmain log has been uploaded to the ClubLog (showing 11,196 QSOs):https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/RI1F/EU-190Look for Digital modes and VHF/UHF/SAT (paper logs; requests and questionsshould 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, YE6YEand ZL1HDQSLS 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 ZD7BGQSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!!RI50, SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. Alexander, UA1OJL, will be active as RI50ANOfrom Belligshausen Station, King George Island (AN-010), between January 1stand March 31st, 2018. The special callsign RI50ANO is to celebrate the 50thanniversary of Bellinghausen Station. Activity will be during his sparetime on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL viaRN1ON, 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 bandsas well as 2 and 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 and FT8. QSL via3D2AG or PayPal.TC68, TURKEY. Look for TC68JOTA to be operated by scouts for the JOTA/JOTIweekend (October 20-22nd) from Aksaray. QSL via TA5IHY. ADDED NOTE: TheARRL Web page states, "JOTA-JOTI Reports More Than 2,500 Registered forOctober 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-eventTI, COSTA RICA. Members of the Northeast Tarrant County Amateur RadioClub (Phil/K5SGE, Jim/W5AP, Randall/WA0D and possibly others) will beactive as TI7/K5SGE, TI7/W5AP and TI7/WA0D from Costa Rica betweenOctober 21-30th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSBand 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) asa Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via IK8UND direct ONLY.VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Members of the Frankford Radio Club willbe active as VP5W from Providenciales, Caicos Islands (NA-002) during theCQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Low-Power/Multi-? entry. QSLvia LoTW or KD3TB. Operators mentioned are Irwi/KD3TB, Andrew/KD3RF,Zev/N2WKS and Sheldon/WA2UBK. The team "may" be active before and afterthe 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 VR20FUNduring the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi-Singleentry. QSL via VR2FUN. The VR20FUN special callsign is to celebratethe 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong SpecialAdministrative Region.VU7, LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS. A team of 6 DXers are now active as VU7T fromLakshadweep Islands until October 20th. The team landed on the Island ofAgatti by air and then took a shift boat to Kavaratti to set up theirstations on the beachside of the island. Activity will be on 80-10 metersusing CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They state, "A detailed roster hasbeen prepared to optimize operations during the propagation windows tovarious geographies." Operators mentioned are Manoj/VU2CPL, Sangeeth/VU2WH, Kiran/VU2XE, Siddhu/VU3NXI, Gopan/VU3HPF and Paul/A65DR as remotesupport. Their equipment is 1x Elecraft K3, 2x Elecraft KX3, 2x ICOMIC-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 willbe uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible and this is the preferred QSLmode. An OQRS will be active once the team is back on mainland. DirectQSL requests are highly discouraged, and if this is the only option torequest a QSL, please include an SAE and 3 GS. For log checks and otherinquiries, please write to . Internet connection isvery poor on the island and please don't expect any replies during theoperation. They state, "This is completely self-funded operation. Ourgoal is to do some serious operation to give ATNOs and as much band fillsto DXers around the globe and have fun. We welcome any donations whichwill go towards offsetting our costs of transportation and other largeexpenses. You may help us to cover our costs by donating any amount usinglink or through donate option in OQRS.XW, LAOS. Champ, E21EIC, is once again active as XW1IC from Vientianeuntil 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 overa year for the Island of St. Helena's airport to start commercial fightsback up again. He is expected to arrive October 14th. He is planning tostay for one week on this trip and will be operating mainly SSB, someDigital modes (maybe even FT8!) and just maybe a little CW. Operationswill 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.comPLEASE NOTE: QSL via G3SWH. The log will be uploaded to ClubLog and tothe ARRL's Log Book of the World (LoTW) in due course.... Please notethat it is possible the flights may be delayed and he may travel laterthan 14th October - watch his website for more information.ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD/SP9E, will be active as ZF2ZE fromthe Grand Cayman Island (NA-016) between October 23-29th. Activity willbe "Holiday Style" on 40-10 meters, including the WARC bands, using CW,SSB and possibly FT8, with 100 watts into a balcony mounted mobile antennaand Spider vertical. There will be minimal operating in the CQWW DX SSBContest. QSL via NE8Z (see QRZ.com). Log will be uploaded to LoTW afterthe trip.