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DX Bulletin No. 1435

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
 P4, ARUBA. Yuri, VE3DZ, will once again be active as P40T from Aruuba
(SA-036) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-
Op/All-Band entry. QSL via VE3DZ.

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu)(October 11th)
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3Z50GR via SP9GR           HF50DP via SP9KAT       N4F via KD2CUO
  4O1HQ via 4O1HQ (L)        HG5D via HA8QZ          OJ0/OG3A via OH3WS 
  4O4T via YU4DPR            II0SRE via IS0JXO       OK2C via OK2KYC
  5B/DL2SBY via DL2SBY (O/d) II2SRT/6 via HB9FBI     OK4C via OM2FY & (L)
  7Q7JN via EA5GL            II5GB via IZ5MMH        OL4A via OK1DSX
  A82X via I2YSB & (L)       II7SRE via IW7DMH       OR6T via ON4AMX
  CT7/ON9DJ/P via ON9DJ      II8MQP via IU8DKG       PI40SRN via PA3DHR
  CT9ABN via OM2VL           II9SRE via IT9VCE       TA6CQ via DL4CQ & (L)
  EA1/CT1HIX/P via CT1HIX  LX/PA3GRM via PA3EYC & (L) TM500LV via F1IOZ
  EA5/PA5CA via PA5CA        LY783QT via LY2QT       V31JW via NT5V
  EH1RGC via EA1DST          LZ311HI via LZ1KCP      VP2VEM via K5WE
  EO65QRC via UR4QZZ         LZ4W via LZ6DJ          W8/YU1CA via YU1CA
  FM5DN via KU9C & (L)       M1C via G1XOW           YJ0BCP via KD7WPJ (d/L)
  HF50BG via SP9PGE          M4J via G0DVJ (e/L)

  (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

  ** NO QSL-INFO from DB0SDX next week (October 20th)
  
  LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
  https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/K5P
  https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/N5C
  https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/T30GC
  https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/ZC4UW
  https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/ZK3A (Updated)

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2PN, 7P8AO, 7Q6M, CN2CO, T6AA and TC0Z

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: CN2CO, E31A, E44WE, H91IT (NA-072), HR5/F2JD,
  JI3DST/0 (AS-206), JI3DST/1 (AS-008), LT0X (SA-087), OH9A (EU-126),
  OJ9A (EU-192), R205NEW (AS-205), R26RRC (AS-204), R63RRC (AS-063),
  RC18KA, RW0IM/P (AS-059), RW2F, SV0XCC/9, SV1DH, TO5M (NA-032) and
  XF3LL

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3B9/F4BKV, 3W9XG, 5R8IC, 5U5U, 6M0NR
  (AS-060), 6M0NR/4 (AS-148), 8Q7HB, 9LY1JM, 9X4XX, CO8ZZ, D44KIT, D44TAQ,
  D73G (AS-084), DS2GOO/3 (AS-080), E51HMK, EP3PK, EX0DX, FJ/F6CUK, FK4QX,
  FR/F1TCV, H44SHD (OC-149), HC2/AL1O, HZ1FI, JW/ON6FDP/P (EU-063), OH0JWL,
  P40X, R3RRC/6 (EU-180), S79NH, T48K, TF/DL6MHW, TK/DL5CW, TK5MH and VK9NI
    --- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
        to send in their info....

SCANDINAVIAN ACTIVITY CONTEST [2019 - CELEBRATE THE 60TH RUN THIS WEEKEND
(OCTOBER 12-13TH), SATURDAY, 12 UTC TO SUNDAY  12  UTC]. The following
press release was sent by Wayne, N7NG, on October 9th: It was 1959 when
the Scandinavian Activity Contest (SAC) was launched. It soon became the
battlefield of all the Nordic counties of Europe. The competition is
fierce but sincere, and to everyone’s surprise SAC continues to gain
ground.
  One may ask why. It is indeed because all Nordic countries enjoy the
same radio conditions – they all suffer on equal terms and yet make lots
of QSOs because of your participation.
  This 60th year will even bring Old Timers from 1959 to fight for their
country. The 1959 SSB winner, Vili, OH3VV - at the good age of 93 - is
honored to operate the HQ Station – OH2A.
  Somewhat more recent folks: OH2BH, OH2TA and OH6KZP will travel to the
semi-rare OH0W, where they will go head-to-head with a similar Norwegian
team of LA6VM, LA7XK and LA9DL, operating as JW5X.
  You can work a few hundred of those OH, OZ, LA, SM, and TF folks. In
addition, some good catches such as OH0, JW and OY may come on your way.
Enjoy the Polar Battle; the Nordic folks are already making their snowballs!
                       https://www.sactest.net/blog

TI5, COSTA RICA. Operators Mike/W1USN and Bob/AA1M will be active as
TI5/homecall from Atenas between February 20th and March 4th, 2020.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, the Digital modes and
some FM satellites. QSL via their home callsigns or LoTW.

TT, CHAD. Nicolas, F8FQX (ex-TJ3SN, TN5SN, 5T5SN, TY2CA), who has been
in N'Djamena since August 24th, finally received his TT8SN license on
October 4th. However, by the time you read this, Nicolas will be returning
to France, but will return December 1st. He plans to be there for the
next 3-4 years, and will be on various HF bands and 6 meters. QSL via
DL9USA and LoTW.

TX7T MARQUESAS ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release). Bob, K4UEE, sent
out the following press release on October 8th [edited]: The Can-Am DX-
pedition team will arrive in French Polynesia on November 3rd. While in
Tahiti (FO), there will be some activity – including low bands --  for a
couple of days/nights....The team moves on to Hiva Oa Island (FO/M) on
November 6th, and will depart for home on November 19th. While in the
Marquesas, there will be 3-4 four stations QRV on CW, SSB and FT8. Oper-
ators mentioned are Bob/K4UEE, Robert/K5PI (Team Leader), Madison/W5MJ,
Robert/W5RF, Bill/W5SJ, Neilt/VA7DX, Keith/VE7KW and Didier/F6BCW. Europe
is a key target area and every attempt will be made to take advantage of
propagation. Pilots are Franz/DL9GFB (Chief Pilot), Steve/N2SG and Don/N7BT.
QSL via Direct, OQRS or LOTW.  Check out (https://marquesas2019.com) for
more details. This DXpedition is mostly funded by the operators. However,
contributions are most welcome and will go toward our freight and shipping
costs.

VP2M, MONTSEEAT. Duane, WV2B, will be active as VP2MDT from St. Peters,
Montserrat (NA-103), between January 9-15th, 2020. Activity will be on
various HF bands. QSL via WV2B direct.

VP6R PITCAIRN ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). On October 10th, the
following was posted on the Pitcairn Island DXpedition VP6R Web page
(https://pitcairndx.com/news-and-updates) [edited]:
    "I experienced a sudden and relatively severe, acute illness and
  was hospitalized for a number of days. I am recovering at home, but
  the risk of compromising the DXpedition to Pitcairn Island is too great
  for me to make the trip with the team. My friend Glenn, W0GJ, will
  take on my responsibilities and the DXpedition will proceed as other-
  wise planned.
    Most team members will have begun their travels within the next 24-48
  hours. The October 15th flight to Mangareva and boarding of the Brave-
  heart remain on schedule.
    This is a great disappointment for me, but the show will go on. I
  thank all of you for your past encouragement and support. I have great
  confidence in all of our team members; they will give this DXpedition
  their all..... Ralph – K0IR"
  
    "The team members are very disappointed that Ralph, K0IR, is unable
  to go with us. Ralph has invested countless hours organizing and pre-
  paring for a successful DXpedition! In fact, it has been so well or-
  ganized that it is almost on autopilot!  We have been unable to find
  a replacement for Ralph on such short notice.  Many potential sub-
  stitutes were unable to clear their schedules to be gone for a month
  with just a few hours notice.
    We are READY to go! All of our personal bags are packed, as we had
  to have weight & volumes for Air Tahiti, our Papeete to Mangareva flight
  next Tuesday. That connection is only once per week. The Braveheart
  will be waiting for us and we'll set sail almost immediately for Pitcairn.
  We will be arriving Thursday morning at Pitcairn. All of our cargo is
  ALREADY at our operating site. We will work hard that first day to get
  as many antennas up as possible to get on the air by the end of the day,
  Thursday, October 17th. We must QRT by November 2nd, to make it back to
  Mangareva to catch the weekly flight again.
    We are going to work extra hard as a team to make Ralph proud of us,
  as he has all but invested the last two years of his life into this
  project.
    Visit our website often for updates. There you will find contact
  information for our pilots who will help us optimize our band/modes
  and propagation paths. Any information on long or short path openings
  would be welcome to our pilots. Financial contributions are most welcome,
  too! See our website for more details.
    73 and see you in the pileups! ... Glenn – W0GJ
     -----------------------------------------------------------
  EDITOR'S NOTES: The VP6R DXpedition is scheduled to take place between
October 18th and November 1st. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including
6 meters EME, using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (F/H). Suggested frequencies are:

 CW   - 1826.5, 3523, 7023, 10108, 14023, 18069, 21023, 24891 and 28023 kHz
 SSB  - 3785, 7082, 14185, 18130, 21285, 24955 and 28485 kHz
 RTTY - 3580, 7045, 10142, 14080, 18099, 21080, 24911 and 28080 kHz
 FT8  - 1836, 3567, 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095, 21091, 24911 and 28091 kHz
 6M FT8 - 50323 kHz
   FT8 Protocol for VP6R, see:   https://pitcairndx.com/how-to-work-vp6r

  They will also have 60 meter privileges (on all modes) and will activate
that band from Pitcairn Island for the first time. The VP6R team will also
participate in the 2019 CQWW SSB Contest on the Oct. 26th and 27th weekend.
  QSL via K9CT. For more details and info check out the Pitcairn Island
DXpedition Web page at:  https://pitcairndx.com/news-and-updates
  Also, check out their FaceBook page at:
        https://www.facebook.com/groups/580069859103416
  Also, their Twitter page is at:  https://twitter.com/2019Island

VP8/VP8DXU SOUTH ORKNEY ISLANDS (AN-008) DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release #7,
dated October 11th) [edited]. 
  ARRL Colvin Award -- We are honored to have received a significant grant
  from the ARRL's Colvin Award program. The Colvin Award is funded by an
  endowment established by Lloyd D. Colvin, W6KG (SK).

  Consistent with Mr. Colvin's wishes and with the policies of the ARRL
  Board, the Colvin Award is conferred in the form of grants in support
  of Amateur Radio projects that promote international goodwill in the
  field of DX.  For additional information about this award: 
                       http://www.arrl.org/colvin-award-grants

  Clipperton DX Club -- The Clipperton DX Club (CDXC France) has joined
  the list of club/foundation sponsors with a significant donation to the
  project. CDXC has been a long-time sponsor of PDXG DX-peditions, we
  appreciate the confidence CDXC has shown to our DX-pedition projects.
                        http://wp.cdxc.org/cdxc-history

  Corporate Sponsors -- We are pleased to announce that ON5UR QSL Printing
  has joined our list of corporate sponsors. Max (ON5UR) is a full service
  QSL printer that produces high quality QSL cards in many formats, in-
  cluding monochrome, full color, folded / single cards at competitive
  pricing. We appreciate Max’s offer to be our QSL card sponsor.

  Project Major Milestones -- Beginning on October 24th team members will
  meet near Palo Alto, California, to consolidate, integrate, test and
  pack the equipment for its transport to Punta Arenas, Chile. Arrange-
  ments were made for our customs broker to transport the equipment to
  their depot where a container will be prepared for the journey. Equip-
  ment shipments from European sponsors: WIMO, Spiderbeam, Mastrant, Clam-
  cleat and Low Band Systems arrived from Europe, or via DX Engineering.
  The Elecraft equipment will be picked up at the factory, DX Engineering,
  RadioSport and Rig Expert products were previously received.

  The team began making their travel arrangements to meet the Braveheart
  in Chile. At their own expense airline reservations are being booked,
  and a Punta Arenas hotel will house the team.

  Braveheart left New Zealand on August 20th to meet her contractual
  obligations in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, including VP6R Pitcairn
  Island DX-pedition, first stop was Papeete, French Polynesia. She will
  return home sometime in April, 2020.

  Antenna Strategy -- Similar to our Ducie Island (VP6D) plan, the antenna
  team designed a strategy that considers Signy Island’s location and
  topography. Vertical Dipole Arrays, constructed from Spiderbeam products,
  will be directed towards Europe, over water. For other geographies the
  topology is less suitable for VDAs so instead EAntenna Moxons will be
  used.  Low band vertical antennas, using Spiderbeam and DX Engineering
  products, will be used for all geographies.

  Fundraising -- We appreciate the response from the worldwide DX organi-
  zations. So far, forty-four clubs / foundations have signed on, and
  equally important are the over 350 individuals who have supported the
  project, especially the 41 Premier Sponsors who each donated $200(USD),
  or more. We still have a long way to go but we’re encouraged by the
  response. If you or your club aren’t listed on our website please
  consider a donation.

  73, Team VP8/VP8DXU
  Website: https://sorkney.com/
  Please direct your questions to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VP9, BERMUDA (Reminder). Josh, W9HT, will once again be active as W9HT/VP9
from Bermuda (NA-005) between October 12-15th. Activity will be holiday
style on various HF Bands including 6m using SSB, CW, and FT8. QSL via
his home callsign direct.

W8S SWAINS ISLAND DXPEDITION 2020 (Update). Upcoming DXpedition to Swains
Island (OC-200) will take place between March 10-25th, 2020. The list of
international operators signing as W8S are as follows: Hans/DL6JGN (Team
Leader), Ronald/PA3EWP (Co-Team Leader), Uwe/DJ9HX, Axel/DL6KVA, Dieter/
DJ9ON, Steve/AG4W, Adrian/KO8SCA, Martin/PA4WM, Gerben/PG5M (QSL Manager)
and Rainer/DL2AMD. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB, FT8
and RTTY, with 4 stations from 2 separate camps. For more details and
updates, see:            https://swains2020.lldxt.eu

YJ, VANUATU. Chris, VK2NYA/VK2YUS, will once again be active as YJ0CA
from Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035), between October 22-30th. Activity
will be on 40/20/15 meters (possibly 10m) SSB only. He also plans to be
in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL
via his home callsign direct.

ZC4, UK SOVEREIGN BASE AREA CYPRUS. Members of the Cambridge University
Wireless Society (CUWS) will be active as ZC4UW from UK Sovereign Base
Area on Cyprus (AS-004) between January 2-7th, 2020. Operators mentioned
are Martin/G3ZAY, Simon/G7SOZ, Michael/G7VJR, Stavros/M0BBB (5B4AFM),
Dominic/M0BLF, Robert/M0VFC, Dan/M0WUT and Will/M0ZXA. Activity will be
on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. Logs
will be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW. So please use ClubLog's OQRS and
do not send any cards direct or via the Bureau. For more details and
update, see:                    https://zc4uw.com

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Pete, K8PGJ, will once again be active as ZF2PG on
the Sunny Grand Cayman Islands (NA-016) during the week of January 11-19th.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters during the NAQP SSB Contest (January
18-19th). Outside of the contest and not working on antennas, look for
him to work on 160-40 meters during the evening hours. LoTW will be
utilized and direct QSL via his home callsign. Usually a weekday schedule
will be posted on QRZ.com.

ZK3A TOKELAU ISLANDS DXPEDITION NEWS (Update/QRT). On October 8th, the
ZK3A team reported after 7 days on the island they had around 50,000
QSOs, and had worked on CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8, 6M EME and 10+ contacts on
SSTV. They had lost 3 amplifiers, but still continued seriously on all
bands with 3 amplifiers and 6 radios.
  However, later that day they posted on their Web page: ALL TEAM MEMBERS
ARE FINE! A person on the island is ill. So they have sent the boat there
early to get this person medical help. The team has ceased operations and
is packing up all equipment to get on that boat because there will not be
another boat for ten days.
  They were supposed to be on the air until Friday the 11th of October,
GMT 01:00 (Local time 14.00), but went QRT early at 2200z, October 8th.
ClubLog reports as of October 10th that the ZK3A team made 52561 QSOs
with 14655 Unique Callsigns. The Breakdown by Continent is as follows:
.4%/AF, 38%/AS, 18.9%/EU, 37.6%/NA, 3.6%/OC and 1.6%/SA. Breakdown by
Mode is as follows: 29447/CW, 8791/SSB, 2373/RTTY, 11941/FT8 and 9/SSTV.
  QSL via YT1AD direct, OQRS (direct or Bureau) or LoTW (uploaded 6 months
after DXpedition). A "Log Check Request Form" is available for "Busted
Callsigns or Not in Log Situations" is available online at:
               https://tokelau2019.com/qsl-information
               E-mail requests will not be accepted!!!
For more details and updates, see:    https://tokelau2019.com

 

OPDX BULLETIN

DX Bulletin No. 1435

4L, GEORGIA.  Algis, LY2BMX/LY4ZZ,
will be active as 4L/LY4ZZ
near Tbilisi during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 26-27th)
as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m) entry
QSL via LY4ZZ.
All QSOs will be uploaded and confirmed
via LoTW, eQSL,ClubLog, Hamlog, Hrdlog,
QRZCQ.com and QRZ.com..

 

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