DX Bulletin No. 1098

3D2/R, ROTUMA. Antoine, 3D2AG, will once again be active as 3D2AG/p from Rotuma (OC-060) between late March/April. He states, "Now looking for spare parts for my 14-years-old ICOM 706-MKII, which is faulty (no TX). If anyone can help please contact me, so that I can be operational on 6m from Rotuma. Thanks in advance." His E-amil address is on QRZ.com. He also mentions, "QSL direct only to Fiji address. Please include at least two green stamps or one IRC with AIRMAIL SAE for first class return postage. After intense lobbying by 3D2AG, IRCs are now exchangeable at the normal UPU rate in Fiji. Please don't forget to put an airmail label on your return envelope, and write your country name clearly."

5X, UGANDA (Reminder). Members of the F6KOP team are expected to be
active as 5X8C between February 6-18th, from a location some 20 Km
from Entebbe airport.

CORRECTION/OOOPPPSS DEPARTMENT. In OPDX.1097, under "NH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
(Update)", we mentioned that YL Miho/JJ2VLY was Joe's/JA1LZR XYL; this
is incorrect. It should have read: "JJ2VLY (YL Miho (Yutaka's [JQ2GYU]
XYL, also WS2M)".

CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS. Operators Jozef/OM3GI, Tibor/OM3RM and Julius/OM7JG
will be active as CR3A during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th)
as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via OM2VL.

D4, CAPE VERDE (Correction/Update). Mats, SM7GIB, will be active as
D44TIB from Cape Verde (AF-086) until February 7th (not between February
25th and March 8th). Activity will be holiday style using a K3 into a
wire vertical for 160-10 meters. Look for him to be on the radio in the
early mornings and evenings - on CW. QSL via his home callsign.

E6, NIUE. Operators Alan/VK4WR and Graeme/VK4FI will be active as E6RQ
and E6SG, respectively, from Niue (OC-040) between March 22-29th. Their
activity will focus on 6 meters as well as some HF operations. QSL both
callsigns via VK4FI.

FG, GUADELOUPE. Oliver, F6ARC, is now active as FG/F6ARC from Guadeloupe
(NA-102) until February 14th. Activity will be holiday style with a focus
on 40 and 30 meters CW, using wire antennas. QSL via FE11DX, by the Bureau
or direct (see QRZ.com).

FS & PJ7, ST. MARTIN AND SINT MAARTEN. Andy, DK5ON, will be active as
FS/DK5ON from French St. Martin (NA-105, WLOTA 0383) and PJ7/DK5ON from
Dutch Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711, DIFO FS-001) between March 10-29th.
Activity will be on 80-6 meters, including 17/12 meters, using SSB, RTTY
and PSK. QSL via DK5ON, direct or by the Bureau. No eQSL.

AF-019.  An international team of operators will be active as IG9Y from
           Lampedusa Island between October 17-30th. Operators mentioned
           are Khalid/A61BK, Gianni/IT9BUN, Don/JH5GHM, Dale/N3BNA,
           Frederic/ON4LG, Frank/ON9CC, Aurelio/PC5A, Romeo/S52RU,
           Peter/S54W and Drago/S59A. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
           using CW, SSB, and RTTY, with four stations on the air. The
           team will be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as
           a Multi-2 entry. QSL via ON4LG. An OQRS will be available for
           direct and Bureau cards. Visit their Web page at:
                               http://ig9.ii9p.com

  AS-085.  Members from the Korea Contest Club will be active as D85C
           from Chongsan Island (WLOTA 1602) between June 6-9th. More
           details to be forthcoming.

  EU-120.  Operators Terry/G3VFC, Keith/M0KJA, Fred/M0RFD, Rob/M0VFC,
           Dave/M6KOM, Maureen/M6VFC and Richard/2E1EVK will be active
           as GX5MW/p from the Isle of Wight (WLOTA 2985) between March
           16-23rd. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. QSL via
           M0RFD, direct or by the Bureau.

  NA-143.  Joe, K5KUA, will once again operate portable from Galveston
           Island (USI TX001S, Galveston County, TX) in the Gulf of Mexico
           between February 15-17th. Activity will be holiday style on
           the HF bands. QSL via K5KUA, direct or by the Bureau.

  OC-129.  Chris, OE9MON, is now active as DU6/OE9MON from Panay Island.
           He is there on holiday with his family, and the length of his
           stay is not known. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using
           wire antennas. QSL via LZ1JZ, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

  OC-245.  Rohadi, YB6AR, and several other operators will be active
           from Bunta Island between February 15-17th. Operators are
           expected to use portable callsigns (YB6AR/P etc). Activity
           will be on 40/30/20/15/10 meters using SSB and RTTY. They
           plan to use five transceivers with 500 watt amps. All their
           antennas are homebrew (verticals, yagis and Spiderbeam). QSL
           via the operator's instructions.

ISWL CALLSIGNS (For February). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of February 2013:

  GX4BJC/A - Operated from Bream, in Gloucestershire, by Chris, G0SDD.
             (/A WAB Square SO60, England, IOTA EU-005 and WLOTA LH-1841)

  MX1SWL/A - Operated from Hartford, in Cambridgeshire, by Tom, G3RPV.
             (/A WAB Square TL27, England, IOTA EU-005 and WLOTA LH-1841)

    ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual
  operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL
  info is on <www.iswl.org.uk> or <www.qrz.com> or via <www.eQSL.cc>.
  NO LoTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see
  <www.iswl.org.uk> for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for
  their awards.

J8, ST. VINCENT. Dave, G3TBK, will once again be active as J88DR between
February 14th and March 11th. Activity will include the ARRL DX CW Contest
(February 16-17th) and the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) as a Single-
Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. He will also be in the RSGB's 75th Common-
wealth Contest (March 9-10th). Activity outside of the contest will be
on all HF bands, especially 30/17/12 meters, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL
via G3TBK, direct or by the RSGB Bureau.

JD1, OGASAWARA (Update). Three JA operators will be active from Chichijima
Island (AS-031) in the Ogasawara group between April 28th and May 5th.
The callsigns to be used are JD1BLC (Operator Toshi/JP1IOF) and JD1YBT
(World Wide Club station callsign). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using
CW, SSB, RTTY and FM. QSL JD1BLC via JP1IOF direct or by the Bureau to
JD1BLC. QSL JD1YBT via JP1IOF direct or by the Bureau to JD1YBT. Also,
LoTW and an OQRS (via ClubLog) will be available for both callsigns at:
          https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/JD1YBT
          https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/JD1BLC

KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Operators Philip/KT3Y, Frederick/K9VV and
Robert/WP2XX will be active from the KP2M rental shack on St. Croix
Island (NA-106) during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as
a Multi-Single entry. QSL via AI4U (DIRECT ONLY) OR LoTW. NO BUREAU
QSLs.

KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Look for operators and callsigns Munekazu/JI3DNN
(KP2/KI3DNN), Yoshiaki "Aki"/JR3QFB (KP2/W3JH), Yoshiro/JL3SIK (KP2/K2JA),
Takeshi "TAKE"/JS6RRR and KP2/NH2KY (Club callsign) to be active from the
U.S. Virgin Island between March 13-19th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and JT65A. Check QRZ.com for QSL details.

KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Before his JD1YBT and JD1BLC Ogasawara operations
(see JD1 above), Toshi, JP1IOF, will be active as WH7P/KP2 from U.S. Virgin
Islands between April 3-9th. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL
via JP1IOF, by the Bureau or direct. Also, LoTW and an OQRS (via ClubLog)
will be available at: https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/WH7P/KP2

LX, LUXEMBOURG. Philippe/LX2A and a team of operators will be active as
LX7I from Eschdorf during the CQWW WPX RTTY Contest (February 9-10th) as
a Multi-2 entry, and the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Multi-
Single entry. QSL via LX2A. QSL via LX2A. Visit the following Web page
at: http://www.lx2a.com MJ, JERSEY. Richrad, M5RIC, will be active as GJ2A for the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd). QSL route (See http://www.qrz.com/db ). NODXA'S MEMBER RTTY ACHIEVEMENT. The ARRL RTTY Honor roll contains 124 callsigns. Northern Ohio DX Association (NODXA) member "Scotty", WK3N, joined their ranks this week with his approved submission bringing him a total of 334 confirmed on RTTY. Scotty is the second NODXA member to achieve this status, Don, K8MFO, was our first.

KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (February 4-10th)....
 Feb/04th  AN      Feb/07th  AN      Feb/09th  AN
 Feb/05th  AN      Feb/08th  AN      Feb/10th  AN
 Feb/06th  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

QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated February 3rd)
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3D2OU via N7OU           EH3FCM via EA3HP          OE2013WLE via OE6WLE
  5B/SQ2MGM via SQ2MGM     G5W via G3BJ              OO7W via ON4AUP
  A65BM via W4JS           GM100RSGB via M0FVC       OU2I via OZ1BII
  AN1DJ via EC1DJ          HK1X via EA7FTR           OX3XR via PA3249 (d/L/e)
  CR2V via HB9CRV          HR2/NP3J via EA5GL        PT5T via K3IRV
  CT7/EA1AF via EA1AF      I/DM1CM via DM1CM (L/e)   RA4HKM/0 via RW4HW
  DB100AWPB via DO6NIK     J42T via SV7LOS           SU0ERA via SU1SK
  DL8XO/HI9 via DL8XO      KH2RU/KP4 via NP3O (d)    TC150RC via TA1HZ
  DU6/OE9MON via LZ1JZ     LZ13FDAY via LZ-Bureau    TM850N via F4GFE
  DU9AQQ via EA5GL         OE2013PEN via OE5PEN      TZ6BB via W3HNK
  ED1RCR via EA1RCR        OE2013SPW via OE8SPW      ZF2BJ via ZF2BJ
  EG3ICR via EA3EF         OE2013VSW via OE3VSW
      (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only

  PA3249: Harry de Jong, Broekdijk 59, 7695TC Bruchterveld, The Netherlands

  4W3DX & 4W6MM QSL ROUTE CHANGE. Phil, G3SWH, has been appointed as QSL
  Manager for Thor's, TF4M, operations from Timor Leste between 2000 and
  2003 as 4W3DX and 4W6MM. There are log searches at:
                   http://www.g3swh.org.uk/4w3dx.html
                   http://www.g3swh.org.uk/4w6mm.html

  QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3V8BB, 9J3A, 9Y4D, CT3DZ, CT8/EA5KA, CU3EJ,
  EA7TG, HK1R, J77A, JA6JNF, KL7J, KP2/K5WE, KV4FZ, LY7Z, OH8A, PJ2T,
  PY0FO, RV6A, SN3R, T77C, TZ7BB, VA2EW, VE3EJ, VE3FU, VE6BMX, VP2MSW,
  VP2V/K6TOP, VY2CM, YS3CW, YV6BFE, YY4DNN and ZX2F

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3D2C, 5W1SA, 5Z4/DL7UCX, 7O6T, 7P8D, 7W50I,
  A92GR, AH0/N0AT, AH0KT, BV7GC, C6AVA, CP4BT, D64K, FM5BH, FR4NT,
  HH2/9A7GAE, J79WE, JD1BMH, LZ1ANA, PJ4LS, PJ5J, V26E, V26HS, V84SMD,
  WP2XX, ZD9UW and ZS6DJD

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 40/OK1IEC, 4O/OK4ZW, 5R8HL, 5R8IC, 6W1RY,
  C50C, CN2DJ, ET3TK, EY8/F4EGS, FG/F6BFH, FG4NO, FG8NY, FK/F4BKV, FO8RZ,
  FR1FF, FY/F6CKD, HB0/F5PAC, HB0/OK1XD, HB0/OK6DJ/P, HR1RTF, IS0R,
  JW/F8DVD, KP2/AA1TR, MU/F5CWU, MU/F5NHJ, OH0/WS4T, OX/OK1JST, OX4OK,
  PJ4L, SV9/OK1AMM/P, TB0DX, TC03W, TC07DX, TC098A, TJ3AY, TK/F8DZY,
  TK12IOTA, TO5A, TO11A/P, TT8PK and ZA/OK1MBZ

T6, AFGHANISTAN. Eric, K9GY, will be active as T6MO from the Helmand
Province (Grid MM21) during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th)
as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. He states that he will probably be active
during the first 28 hours or so, and it may be a Single-Band effort. QSL
via LoTW or to K9GY (see QRZ.com) direct or by the Bureau. ADDED NOTE:
Eric will also be active during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st)
as a Single-Op/Single-Band (possibly 15 or 10m)/Low-Power.

TX5, CLIPPERTON ISLAND (Update). The March TX5K Clipperton Island DX-
pedition Web page now has a new URL:        http://tx5k.org
The current updated list of operators are Bob/KK6EK (Organizer, Expedition
Leader), Christian/DL1MGB (Co-organizer), Walt/N6XG (Logistics), Ed/KE3D,
Igor/US0VA (Doctor), Robert/SP5XVY, Dietmar/DL3DXX, Dave/WJ2O, Luis/XE1L,
Mathias/DJ2HD, Mike/WA6O, Yann/F1NGP, Andreas/DL5CW, Roman/US5WDX, Rick/
KF4ZZ, Heye/DJ9RR, Lance/W7GJ (6m), Tom/DL5LYM, Jef/DD2CW, Giovanni/
I5JHW, Ken/OZ1IKY, Markus/DJ7EO, Gerhard/DJ5IW and Carlos/NP4IW (Logistics).
Louis-Philippe Loncke will be there for documentation. There are four
honorary team members: Chod Harris/VP2ML (SK - DXpedition Dedication),
Yasuo "Zorro" Miyazawa/JH1AJT (Honorary DXpedition Leader), Conrad Limbaugh
(Expedition Dedication) and Dan Gotshall (Honorary Expedition Leader).
The "Technology Development" team members are: Bob/N2OO is the QSL Manager,
Peter/W6OP and Dean/N7XG are Software Development, Rich/KY6R (Social Media),
Alan/AD6E (Satellite Communications), Dean/N6BV (Radio Propagation Modeling)
and Felipe (Internet Data). Regional Coordinators (pilots) are: Gary/DF2RG
(Chief Pilot, Germany), Marcus/DL9RCF (Germany), Stan/KH6CG (Hawaii),
Col/MM0NDX (Scotland), Cesar/PY2YP (Brazil), Andre/V51B (Namibia),
Bill/VK4FW (Australia), XE2HWJ (Mexico) and Rex/NR6M (USA). There will
be four members on the Scientific Program team, and one is a ham -
Alain/F6BFH. The vessel Shogun will leave from San Diego on February 19th.
Schedule/Tenative activity dates are between February 28th and March 10th.

V6, MICRONESIA. Mike, WB7DXA, will be active as V63DXA in Micronesia
between February 21st and March 21st. While there, he plans to operate
from the islands of Kosrae (OC-059), Pohnpei (OC-010) and possibly Mokil
and Pingelap Atolls (OC-226). He informs OPDX [edited], "I am sailing on
a boat with a marine radio. The captain believes it works on 20 meters
and possibly some additional bands. He isn't a ham so he can't try it
out. So I am hoping that it works out when I get there. As it stands I
arrive into Kosrae on February 23rd. Then leave Pohnpei on March 22nd. I
plan to operate from Kosrae for about a week and then on to the Atolls
(OC-226) on the way to Pohnpei, but it all depends on WX and other factors.
As far as bands, I think 20 meters phone is what I am looking to operate
mostly. I'll bring a key for CW just in case I can get it going. The other
bands will need to be determined after I get there."  Mike plans on using
LoTW as the primary QSL vehicle, but you can send cards direct to him or
by the Bureau.

VP2, MONTSERRAT. Will, AA4NC, will be active as VP2ME from Montserrat
(NA-103, WLOTA 1475) between February 13-20th. Activity will include an
entry in the ARRL CW DX Contest (February 16-17th). Outside the contest,
he will be on RTTY, CW, and SSB mainly on the 30/17/12 meter bands. QSL
via LoTW.

VP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (NA-106). Matt, K0BBC, (along with his XYL
Valeriw, K0VAL) will be heading south and will once again be active as
KP2/K0BBC from the Hull Bay Cottages on St. Thomas Island (USI VI004S)
between February 26th and March 5th. Activity will be holiday style on
the HF bands. Matt plans to be active in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March
2-3rd). QSL via K0BBC, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

WP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (NA-106). Operators Stan/K8MJZ, Fred/NP2X,
Robert/WP2XX and possibly others will be active from the Island Villa
Contest Club WP2Z superstation on St. Croix during the CQWW WPX SSB
Contest (March 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via KU9C.

WRTC-2014 NEWS RELEASE #15 (WRTC2014 Names Judging Committee). An excerpt
from a press release dated January 31st states: "WRTC2014, Inc., host of
the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship competition is pleased to
announce the judging committee that will be responsible for certifying
the results of the competition. David Sumner, K1ZZ, will serve as Chief
Judge leading the committee of Nodir Tursoon-Zadeh, EY8MM, Don Field,
G3XTT, Dan Street, K1TO, and Dick Norton, N6AA." To read the whole press
release, go to:  http://www.wrtc2014.org/wrtc2014-names-judging-committee

XR2, CHILE (Chilean Lighthouse). Manuel, CE2UNE, will be active as XR2BH
from the Puerto Aldea (Caleta Hornilla) Lighthouse (NAC 133, ARLHS CHI-110,
Admiralty G1896.20) between February 20-24th which also includes the
"Weekend South American Lighthouses" event (February 22-24th). The beacon
is located in Tongoy Bay, near the village of Puerto Aldea, Elqui Province,
Coquimbo Region, Chile (WW Loc. FF49EQ). QSL XR2BH via CE2AA (QRZ.com).

XT, BURKINA FASO (Update to OPDX.1097/Callsign Change). Members of the
"Italian DXpedition Team" will be active as XT2TT (not XT1T as first
announced) from Ouagadougou (Grid Loc. IK92fi), Burkina Faso, between
February 21st and March 6th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW,
SSB and RTTY. QSL I2YSB for direct QSLs and IK2CIO for Bureau QSLs (no
E-mail request please). A OQRS will be available for direct cards only.
Now available on their Web page is a survey for both bands and modes needs.
The official Web site is:   http://www.i2ysb.com/idt
Official forum is:          http://www.hamradioweb.org

XU, CAMBODIA. John, KF0RQ, will once again be active as XU7ACQ but from
a new location (east and west Cambodia) between February 10th and March
18th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes. He is still looking for Delaware and South Dakota for his WAS.
QSL via KF0RQ. Online logsearch is available at ClubLog.

Z8, SOUTH SUDAN (Update). Massimo, IZ0EGB (ex-9L1MS, EL2GB), informs OPDX
that he is now living in Juba, South Sudan, and plans to be on the air as
Z81B soon. He will be using 600 watts into wire antennas for 40-6 meters,
and operate on SSB and the Digital modes. Massimo adds that the equipment
is installed already and was expected to be on the air this past week.
Occasionally, Massimo will operate from other locations using only 100
watts into a T2FD (a terminated, tilted and folded dipole) operating SSB
only. QSL via IZ0EGB: Alessandro Colasanti, Via Pia Nalli 30, 00134 Rome,
Italy. Massimo states, "Colleagues should please avoid sending IRC coupons.
Alessandro will periodically upload my log onto LoTW and ClubLog."

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Dave, N4QS, will be active as ZF2DP from Georgetown,
Grand Cayman (NA-016, WLOTA 1042), between February 8-12th. Activity
will be from the ZF1A club station and running low power using his Elecraft
K3. He plans to be active during the CQ WPX RTTY Contest (February 9-10th),
and will also operate some CW and SSB on the days before and after the
contest -- primarily on the WARC bands. He will attempt to upload his
log to ClubLog in real-time using the N1MM Gateway. You can see if you
are in his log by clicking here: https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/ZF2DP
QSL via LoTW or his home callsign.

ZS8, MARION ISLAND. There has been an announcement by various sources that
a second operator will be active from Marion Island. Pierre, ZS1HF, is
reporting that Carson, ZR6CWI, has been appointed as the Space Weather
Engineer on Marion Island between April 2013 and May 2014. Carson has
just completed a one year work assignment at the SANAE (South African
National Antarctic Expedition) Antarctic Base and is expected to be back
in Cape Town on February 19th. Carson informed Pierre that he will be
active from Marion Island over this period. No callsign has been allocated
yet. His QSL Manager will be ZS1HF/ZS8M. At this stage SSB only. No further
info is available. Stay tuned!

MU0, GUERNSEY. Operators Peter/2E0SQL, Louis/2U0FER, Mark/M0MJH, Iain/
M0PCB, Dan/M0TCB and Steve/M0SPF will be active as MU0HTJ from Guernsey
(EU-114, WLOTA 0013) for the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 17-18th). QSL via
2E0SQL, direct or by the Bureau. For more info and updates, visit their
Blog page at: ttp://blog.hamtests.co.uk

P4, ARUBA. Howard, WA2NHA, will once again be active as P4/WA2NHA between
March 3-17th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters mainly CW. QSL via his
home callsign.

PJ2, CURACAO. Ulf, DL5AXX, will be active as PJ2/DL5AXX from Curacao
(SA-099, WLOTA LH-0942) between February 24th and March 11th. Activity
will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using mainly CW with some RTTY.
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. He does prefer his
OQRS at: http://www.dl5axx.de/dxlog/default.aspx?Logid=75

PJ2, CURACAO. A group of operators will activate PJ2T, the Caribbean
Contesting Consortium's (CCC) Signal Point Station on Curacao (SA-099,
WLOTA LH-0942) between February 13-20th. Activity will be on all bands
and modes, but their main operations will be during the ARRL DX CW Contest
(February 16-17th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL PJ2T via LoTW or W3HNK. Look
for operators to possibly be active before and after the contest using
their own PJ2/homecall callsigns. QSL via their home callsigns unless
where indicated. Operators mentioned are John/K9QVB, Howie/K9KM, Kelly/
N0VD (via W3HNK), Mal/NP2L, Andy/W9NJY (via WD9DZV), Bill/W9VA and
Geoff/PJ2DX. Some operators will use LoTW.