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DX Bulletin No. 1408


VI9N, NORFOLK ISLAND (Correction/Update). Operators Chris/VK3QB, Luke/VK3HJ,
Patrick/VK2PN and David/VK3BDX will be active as VI9NI from Norfolk Island
(OC-005) between April 1-14th. VI9NI is being activated to celebrate the
40th anniversary of the signing of the Norfolk Island Act. Their main focus
will be on low bands using CW and FT8, but will also be active on various
HF bands (160-17m) on SSB. The team plans to include some SOTA activation
from "Mt. Bates" and "Jacky Jacky" summits. QSL via VK2CA direct (not
VK4FW, which is the 2006 route), ClubLog or LoTW (preferred). Bureau
cards will ONLY be available via Clublog's OQRS - DO NOT send via a Bureau
as they are not members, and they will not reach them! For more details
and updates, watch their FaceBook page at:

and Robert/KK4R will be active as VP5/homecall from Providenciales between
May 21-28th. The group will be there for the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May
25-26th) signing as VP5M as a Multi2 entry. QSL VP5M via LoTW. QSL all
others via their home callsign.

WP4, PUERTO RICO. Felipe, NP4Z, will be active as WP4X from San Juan during
the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry.
QSL via WP4X.

YC9, INDONESIA. The team of Orlok Kanjuruhan Malang & Orlok Karangasem
will be active as YC9DE during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st)
as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via YB3MM or LoTW.

Z6, REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO (IN THE WPX CONTEST March 30-31st). A Press Release
by Martti, OH2BH, states [edited]: The Amateur Radio Society of Kosovo,
SHRAK, is proud to announce a youth activity in the WPX contest this coming
weekend. The youth of Kosovo and Turkey will join to work together and
ultimately activate two stations as: Z66Y (youth)
  The operators are Ahmet Bucko, Z63CAB, Donjeta Berisha, Z63DBB, Dardan
Bojniku, Z63DBM, Furkan Ozen, TA7AOF and Golkem Cagri Zivali, TA7AZC;
all about 20-years of age.
  The team is supported in Pristina by Fehmi, Z62FB and Tevfik, TA1HZ.
QSL via Z62FB CBA.

ZL7, CHATHAM ISLANDS (Reminder/Update). By the time you read this, operators
Ian/ZL2BGL and Bill/ZL2AYZ/ZL3VZ will be active as ZL7C from Chatham Islands
(OC-038) until April 2nd. Activity will be on 80-15 meters using CW, SSB,
FT8, RTTY and PSK31, as well as an entry in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March
30-31st). QSL via ZL4HU.

       The following stations are expected to be active in the
                 CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st, 2019)
               Contest Rules:
      Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2019 CQWW WPX SSB Contest.
For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
  (By callsign)
 (By entity)
 Contest        DXCC          Class         QSL
 Callsign       Entity                      Route
3V8SF           Tunisia       SO            LoTW; QSL via LX1NO
3Z6V            Poland        SO            LoTW; QSL via SP6DVP (B)
4L/F5RAV        Georgia       SOSB          F5RAV
4Z7Z            Israel        SOAB HP
7X7X            Algeria       M/?           **
8P1W            Barbados      SOAB LP       KU9C
A42K            Oman          M/2           LoTW
B1Z             China                       EA7FTR
BP0P            Taiwan        M/?           ***
BW/JL3RDC       Taiwan        SO            JL3RDC
BW/JG1WBB       Taiwan        SO            JG1WBB
BW/JI1NLJ       Taiwan        SO            JI1NLJ
CB1H            Chile         M/?           (C)
D4C         Cape Verde Island M/M           LoTW
DU6/N6SS        Philippines   SOSB 80m      N6SS (d)
E2A             Thailand      SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via E21EIC (d)
E6ET            Niue          SOSB 20m      ClubLog
EB8AH          Canary Islands SOAB HP       LoTW
EF9Z          Ceuta & Melilla SOAB          LoTW; QSL via EA5KB (d)
HB9EOU          Switzerland   M/2
IO5O            Italy         M/S           LoTW
IS0SWW          Sardinia      M/2           LoTW; QSL via IQ0NU
K3LR            United States M/?           LoTW
KH2KY           Guam          M/?           LoTW; QSL via (C/e)
LY29A           Lithuania     SOAB          LY5A
LZ73A           Bulgaria      M/S           LZ1YQ
MU2K            Guernsey      SOAB LP       GU8ITE
NP2P      U.S. Virgin Islands SO            LoTW
P44W            Aruba         SOAB          LoTW; QSL via N2MM (d); (NB)
PJ2T            Curacao       M/?           K1ZN
PJ4K            Bonaire       SOAB          KU9C
PJ4R            Bonaire       SOAB          WD9DZV
RL3A          Russia (Europe) M/S           W3HNK
SI9AM           Sweden        M/2           ON3UN
TM3Z            France        SOAB          F4DSK
TO2BC           French Guiana SO            LoTW; QSL via DL7BC (DARC-B/d)
V31VP           Belize        SOAB HP       WB0TEV; QSL via (B/d/C)
V85RH           Brunei        SO            LoTW Only
VC2W            Canada        SOAB HP       LoTW
VC2Z            Canada        M/S           LoTW
VP5P           Turks & Caicos M/S           LoTW; QSL via N2OO & (C) 
VP9I            Bermuda       M/2           LoTW
YB2BOB          Indonesia     SOSB 20M      LoTW; QSL via YB2BOB (d)
YB2DX           Indonesia     SOAB          LoTW; QSL via YB2DX (d)
YB9ZGD          Indonesia     M/S           (e)
YC9DE           Indonesia     M/2           LoTW; QSL via YB3MM
YJ0CA           Vanuatu       SO            VK2YUS (d)
YV1KK           Venezuela     SOAB HP       LoTW
WP4X            Puerto Rico   SO HP
Z66Y            Kosovo        M/S           Z62FB (d)
ZL7C           Chatham Island SO            (C); QSL via ZL2AYZ and maybe LoTW
ZZ4A            Brazil        MO HP         LoTW

  (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
  (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (N) No QSL needed
  (I) No IRC     (P) PayPal        (NB) No Bureau
  ** QSL: Ben Lagha, 18 Rue Louis Aragon 26200, Montelimar, France
  *** QSL: c/o ART, PO Box 73-326, Taipei, Taiwan 



DX Bulletin No. 1408

3D2 & FW, FIJI AND WALLIS & FUTNA ISLANDS (Update). Nobby, G0VJG, will
be active as 3D2AS from Fiji between May 3-8th. He will also be active
as FW/G0VJG from Wallis Island (OC-054) between May 8-22nd. He may also
make a possible short side trip to Futuna Island (OC-118). Dates could
change. Activity from the islands will be on 60/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6
meters using SSB and FT8. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.