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Eastern Iowa DX Association

Welcome to the Eastern Iowa DX Association web site! Our club is open to any amateur radio operator who is interested in DXing and/or contesting. You are cordially invited to attend club meetings and get aquainted. We have many friendly, outgoing members with varied areas of expertise, who would be delighted to meet you and offer their help as needed. (Detailed club information is on the "About EIDXA" page.)


EIDXA News     (Updated November 12, 2017)

EIDXA January 2018 Meeting
The next EIDXA meeting will be held on a Friday in January 2018 (exact date yet to be determined) at our new meeting location, the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Complete details, including an aerial photo map, may be found on the "Meetings" page.

October 2017 Eastern Iowa DXer
The October 2017 edition of the Eastern Iowa DXer is now available on the "Newsletter" page. Bob, WØGXA, has as usual put together a great newsletter, loaded with good information. Be sure you don't miss it!

Buy-Sell-Trade New Listings
There are a bunch of new listings on the "Buy-Sell-Trade" page. Some really nice stuff for sale -- take a look!

New EIDXA Email Reflector
The new reflector is now on line. To post to the new reflector, email your message for the group to: eastern-iowa-dx-association@googlegroups.com 
You may visit the group homepage here:
    https://groups.google.com/group/eastern-iowa-dx-association
The group homepage has a complete archive of all messages exchanged via the group. This new reflector allows us to forward photos or other files to the group. Nice!

3YØZ Certificate of Appreciation
EIDXA has received a certificate of appreciation from the 3YØZ Bouvet Island DXpedition in recognition of our financial support of this forthcoming operation. Current plans are to be on the air in early 2018.

3Y0Z Certificate


Please click on this image to see the full-size certificate. You may also wish to visit the Bouvet Island DXpedition web site. The EIDXA logo is on the "Sponsors" page.



DX News      (Updated November 20, 2017)

DX News items, unless otherwise noted, are courtesy of:
  The Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin (OPDX)
  Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, Editor (kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org)
  For subscription info, please see http://hamnet.org/mailman/listinfo/opdx
This list is a compilation of current DX operations (or those that start within the current week) from recent DX bulletins, with the dates of operation highlighted in red. The items appear in order of callsign prefix. Hot links are provided for QSL information wherever possible. Credit for the source is given at the end of each item.


PJ4, BONAIRE. EIDXA member Mike, NA9Q, will again be operating from Bonaire between December 2-10th as PJ4/NA9Q. This will be holiday style with 100 Watts and portable antennas. The operating location will be from Buddy Dive Resort just north of Klalendijk. Main modes will be SSB, FT8 and some CW. Mike will be operating in the ARRL 10M contest as band conditions permit. QSL direct to NA9Q.
-[NA9Q, November 11, 2017]

3B9, RODRIGUEZ ISLAND (Update). Olof, GØCKV, will once again be active as 3B9HA from Rodriguez Island (AF-017) between local sunset Wednesday, November 22nd, through local sunrise Monday, December 11th, if all goes according to plan. Activity will be holiday style focusing on the low bands and CW. Olof informed OPDX he "might also try FT8". He also plans to be in this weekend's CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single- Op/All-Band entry. He also states, "No internet in shack, but should be able to upload log daily to LOTW and ClubLog." QSL via MØOXO or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1340 November 20, 2017]

3V, TUNISIA. SWL Ashraf "Ash", 3V4-002 (KF5EYY), will be active as 3V8SS from the "Radio Club Station of Tunisian Scouts" in Sousse, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or to LX1NO. Read about Ashraf on the following Web page at:  http://www.kf5eyy.info
-[OPDX # 1339 November 13, 2017]

4S, SRI LANKA. Peter, DCØKK, is once again active as 4S7KKG from Moragalla, Sri Lanka (AS-003, WLOTA 0762) between November 1st and March 25th. Activity will be mainly on CW and the Digital modes with operation on 20-10 meters. QSL via DCØKK, by the Bureau (preferred) or direct (see QRZ.com). LoTW on request. All QSLs for all QSOs will be sent via the QSL Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1334 October 9, 2017]

4S, SRI LANKA. Takayuki, JI1SHQ, has reportedly moved to Sri Lanka (AS-003) at the end of June, and will be active as 4S7TNG for the next several years. He is preparing his antenna and will soon be able to be on the air. Activity will be mainly on 30 and 20 meters using mainly CW. His station is an Icom IC-706MK2G transceiver (50w) into a V-type Dipole, using two mobile whips; its height is approx. 60m. QSL via JI1SHQ by the Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1340 November 20, 2017]

5T, MAURITANIA (Also IOTA Op). Operators Obaid/A61M (5T1R) and Fawaz/A92AA (5T1A) will be active from the capital city Nouakchott between November 20th and December 20th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL both callsigns via A92AA. The duo will be joined by Ahmad/9K2AI (5T2AI), who is there for the next two years, for an IOTA activation to Tidra Island (AF-050) as 5T5TI between December 1-7th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes (FT8 was mentioned). QSL via NI5DX, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates, see: http://5t5ti.blogspot.com
-[OPDX # 1340 November 20, 2017]

5V, TOGO. John, N9MDH, will be active as 5V1JE from Lomé until end of May 2018, more or less. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (he likes the 30m band) using SSB and the Digital modes. He will use an Icom IC-7300 transceiver into a Gap Titan antenna. QSL via eQSL or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1340 November 20, 2017]

5X, UGANDA. Andy, DL3YM, will once again be active as 5X8B from Uganda. His length of stay is not known. He plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-27th) possibly as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW (preferred). He does send all QSLs automatically via the Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1340 November 20, 2017]

5X, UGANDA (Reminder). Nick, G3RWF, will once again be active as 5X1NH from Fort Portal between November 20-30th. He should be on 80-10 meters, possibly 160m, and he prefers to operate CW, but he will also be on the Digital modes with some SSB. He plans to be in CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20 or 15m) entry. Nick uses a K3 with a variety of antennas - (always) an inverted "V" dipole with links for all bands, (sometimes) a single band 2 element Moxon beam and an all band Hexbeam. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau (may take a while), ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1340 November 20, 2017]

6W, SENEGAL (Update). Ronald, VE3REV, recently moved to Dakar in August 2016, and is expected to be active as 6W1SU for the next 2 to 3 years. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, and he is currently operating SSB only, but hoping to tackle CW later. His station has a new Yaesu FT DX 1200 with a Yaesu FL1200Z Amp into a MA5B three element Yagi, a 6M 6JXXJ 6 element Yagi and dipoles for 40/80m. Dave, VE9CB, announced this past week he will be active as 6W1SU in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. No other details were provided. QSL 6W1SU via MØURX direct or the OQRS (direct or by the Bureau).
-[OPDX # 1329 September 4, 2017]

6Y, JAMAICA. Operators Nikolay/LZ1NK, Boyan/LZ2BE, Andrey/LZ2HM, Nikolay/ LZ3ND, Angel/LZ4AE, Yasar/TA3D and Mustafa/TA2TX will be active as 6YØW, 6YØD, 6YØAE, 6YØBE, 6YØHM and 6YØND between November 23-29th. Listen for QSL route. Activity will be focused on the low bands. For skeds, contact <lz1nk@yahoo.com>. The team will be active as 6YØW during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LZ1NK direct.
-[OPDX # 1333 October 2, 2017]

8P, BARBADOS (Update/Special Callsign). Dean, 8P6SH/8P2K, will be active using the special callsign 8P5ØB during the following upcoming contest(s):
  CQWW DX CW Contest   (November 25-26th)
Dean will be a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry in all contests. Barbados is celebrating its 50th anniversary of independence from Great Britain and Dean will use the special callsign until December 31, 2017. A full color QSL card will be available via KU9C and the usual LoTW updates and confirmation. Also, QSL via ClubLog's OQRS.
-[OPDX # 1330 September 11, 2017]

9G, GHANA (Reminder). A group of Slovenian operators will be active as 9G5W from Kokrobite between November 20-29th. Operators mentioned are Peter/S54W, Drago/S59A, Renato/S57UN, Borut/S57GM, Uros/S57SU, Rado/S59ZZ and Alex/OZ7AM. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They plan to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th). Their equipment contains 2x TS-480SAT and 2x TS480-HX with various verticals for 160/ 80/40/30m, Delta-Loops for 17/12m and SpiderBeams for 20-10m. QSL via S59ZZ or ClubLog's OQRS. Log will be uploaded to LoTW 6 months later. For more details and updates, see:  https://www.ghana.si
-[OPDX # 1340 November 20, 2017]

9M6, EAST MALAYSIA. Saty, JE1JKL, will once again be active as 9M6NA from Labuan Island (OC-133) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW. See Web page at:  http://jsfc.org/je1jkl/9m6na.html
-[OPDX # 1336 October 23, 2017]

9N, NEPAL. Gerhard, OE3GEA, is now active as 9N7GE from Kathmandu. The length of his stay is not known. His activity has been on various HF bands (QRNs on 30/17m) using CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1332 September 25, 2017]

9X, RWANDA. Peter, HB9DVG, is now active as 9X9PJ (and possibly later as 9X9PJ/P) from Kigali during the next two years. Activity will be on 20-10 meters using SSB. His equipment is an Elecraft KX3 transceiver with a HLA 300 amp into a Buddipole Vertical. QSL via his home callsign direct or eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1333 October 2, 2017]

9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. Nick, VE3EY, will once again be active as 9Y4/VE3EY from Trinidad and Tobago between November 22-27th. This will be a (Field Day) suitcase operation on 160-10 meters using a K3 and KPA500 amp into two verticals. His activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/ High-Power entry. Focus prior to the contest will be on Low Bands/WARC. QSL via VE3EY.
-[OPDX # 1330 September 11, 2017]

A3, TONGA. Hiro, JA6WFM, will be active as A31MM from Nuku'alofa (the capital city of Tonga), on Tongatapu Island (OC-049), during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. He states that this will be the last contest from Tonga for him. QSL via EA4GL or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1340 November 20, 2017]

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), K4KIO Hexbeam antenna and Endfed antenna. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS and QRZ.com. For paper QSL cards, QSL via PA5X, by the Bureau or direct.
-[OPDX # 1335 October 16, 2017]

CT3, MADEIRA ISLAND. Jose, CT1BOH, will be active as CR3OO during the QCQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1339 November 13, 2017]

CT3, MADEIRA ISLAND. Operators Serge/R7KW and Oleg/YL3JM will once again be active as CT9/R7KW and CT9/YL3JM from Madeira Island (AF-014) between November 21-26th. Activity will be on various HF bands and participation in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry signing as CT9/R7KW. QSL via K2PF or ClubLog's OQRS (preferable).
-[OPDX # 1340 November 20, 2017]

CU, AZORES (Rare IOTA/Update). Operators Alan/KØAV and Oliver/W6NV will activate the rare IOTA Graciosa Island (EU-175) in the Azores Group between November 21-28th. Oliver, W6NV, will be active as CR2M during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th), while Alan, KØAV, will be active as CU4DX during the contest. Look for Oliver to sign as CT8/W6NV on the lower bands prior to the contest. Look for Alan to be active as CT8/KØAV before the contest with possible SOTA activations and some 60 meters. QSL CT8/W6NV via W6NV direct. QSL CT8/KØAV via KØAV direct. QSL CR2M via LoTW. QSL CU4DX via LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1339 November 13, 2017]

D4, CAPE VERDE. Zoltan, HA5PP, will be active as D4P from Cape Verde Island during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1334 October 9, 2017]

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. An international contest team will be active as ED8X from La Palma Island (IOTA AF-004, DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276, EAA TF) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are Kresimir/9A5K, Emir/E77DX, Krassimir/K1LZ, Velimir/K3JO, Alexey/RA1A, Alexey/RN1AM, Vladimir/RW1A, Andrey/RW7K, Adi/S55M, Alexandru/ YO8TTT, Ionut/YO9WF and Tiberiu/YO9GZU. QSL via LoTW or RN3RQ.
-[OPDX # 1339 November 13, 2017]

FG, GUADELOUPE. Oliver, F6ARC, is once again active as FG/F6ARC from Guadeloupe (NA-102) until November 29th. Activity will be holiday style with a focus on the 30/17/12m bands and the lower bands using 100 watts CW only. Look for him to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry.  QSL via FE11DX, by the Bureau, direct, eQSL and LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1340 November 20, 2017]

FY, FRENCH GUIANA. Hartwig, DL7BC, will be active as FY/DL7BC/p from French Guiana in 2 weeks. He tells OPDX that he will leave for his first visit (reaching there on Saturday, November 25th), but first will have to set up an antenna of his friend Bruno, FY4VA (also DH1BL, ex-FY4VOS). Hartwig will go back to DL-land on December 7th in the afternoon, so he might close down the station on the 7th around noon time. His second visit will then take place around March 12-13th, 2018, and then he will return home probably on March 26th. He will be active as TO2BC during the BARTG HF RTTY (March 17-18th, 2018) and CQWW WPX SSB (March 24-25th) contests. Again, look for him to be active as FY/DL7BC/p before and after the contests. Activity will be on 40-10 meters (possibly 80m) using a Kenwood TS590SG into a Spiderbeam for 20-10m with WRTC-40m-extension and a Triple- Leg for 40m. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. Watch his Web page for updates at:  http://www.qslnet.de/dl7bc
-[OPDX # 1339 November 13, 2017]

FY, FRENCH GUIANA. Operator Didier, FY5FY, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low- Power entry. QSL via FY5FY.
-[OPDX # 1339 November 13, 2017]

H44, SOLOMON ISLANDS. Bernhard, DL2GAC, is once again active as H44MS from Malaita Island (OC-047) in the Solomon Islands, until end of November. Activity has been on 160-6 meters on SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
-[OPDX # 1336 October 23, 2017]

HKØ, SAN ANDRES ISLAND (Update). Members of the Grupo Yaguarete DX, who postponed their DXpedition (which was scheduled between October and November) to Sint Martin due to the extreme damage by hurricane Irma, have now re-scheduled to be active as 5KØT from San Andres Island (NA-033) between November 12-26th. Operators mentioned are Joe/LU1FM (Team Leader), Dan/LU9FHF, Andy/LU2JCW, Wally/LU3FMD, Fer/LU6FOV and Bob/KK6EK. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, using CW, SSB, Digital modes (PSK31 and FT8) and the Satellites. They plan to have 3 HF stations and one satellite station on the air. Complete list of equipment is available on QRZ.com. QSL via LU1FM. The 5KØT DXpedition will be officially supported by the Cordell Expedition's DXA3 logging system <http://www.dxa3.org>. For more details and updates, see:  http://tarjetasqsl.com.ar/5k0t/index.html
-[OPDX # 1333 October 2, 2017]

HR, HONDURAS (Update). Operators Dennis/W1UE, Paul/K1XM and Charlotte/ KQ1F will be active as HQ9X during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-2 entry. They will be operating from Chillax Roatan (NA-057). 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.
-[OPDX # 1339 November 13, 2017]

J5T GUINEA BISSAU DXPEDITION (Reminder). The Italian DXpedition Team will be active as J5T from Bubaque Island (AF-020) this week between November 13-26th. They expect to have 4 stations on all HF bands (no 50 MHz), using CW and SSB, and RTTY one band only, to be chosen. It was also mentioned that there will not be any FT8 operations. You can participate in the J5T survey on their official Web site at:  http://www.i2ysb.com/idt Subject to the availability of internet connection, the REAL TIME Log will be available at:  http://win.i2ysb.com/logonline Official forum at:  http://www.hamradioweb.net  QSL via I2YSB direct, OQRS or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1339 November 13, 2017]

J6, ST. LUCIA. Gary, K9AW, will once again be active as J68GD from St. Lucia (NA-108) during both CQWW DX Contest in October and November, usually as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Activity outside of the contest is usually on 40/30/20/17/12 meters using mainly CW with some SSB. He told OPDX, "I am assembling a 5 band Hex beam in preparation for the Oct/Nov CQWW contests." QSL via K9AW direct or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1331 September 18, 2017]

JD1, MINAMI TORISHIMA. Take, JG8NQJ, will once again be active as JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island in the Minami Torishima (OC-073, JCG 10007) group starting October 15th, for the next two months. He is usually there to work on the island's weather station. Activity will be limited to his spare time. He will be mainly on 17 meters, but will also be on 20/15/12/10/6 meters using CW and RTTY. QSL via JA8CJY or by the Bureau via JG8NQJ.
-[OPDX # 1333 October 2, 2017]

KHØ, MARIANA ISLANDS. Look for the Mariana Intrepid Contest Club callsign, AHØK, from Northern Mariana Islands, to be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest. The following team will be active November 25-26th:
-- Fan/BA1RB, Chenxing/BG9XD, Katsuyasu/JA1CKA, Jussi-Pekka/OH6RX, Esa/OH7WV and Harry/WX8C. Entry is a Multi-2. QSL via OH6GDX, LoTW and ClubLog's OQRS. There will possibly be some pre- and after- contest activity. Team will be there between November 23-28th.
- ADDED NOTE: Esa, OH7WV, states there could be some 6 meters operations. If interested in operating with them contact:  oh7wv@sral.fi
-[OPDX # 1333 October 2, 2017] (Edited)

OE, AUSTRIA. Operators Oleg/HB9RB and Sparky/OE1ZZZ/RW3AH will be active as 4U1A from the International Amateur Radio Contest DX Club (ARCDXC) station during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via UA3DX. This station counts as the VIC (Vienna International Centre) multiplier.
-[OPDX # 1340 November 20, 2017]

P4, ARUBA (Update). John, W2GD, will once again be active as P4ØW from Aruba (SA-036) between November 20-28th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entries. Operations outside of the contest (before and after) will be on CW on 160/80m and 30/17/12 meters as time permits. Watch 160m on the hour and 80m on the half hour. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2MM, Bureau cards are no longer accepted since 2013. Logs will be loaded on LoTW upon his return to the USA.
-[OPDX # 1336 October 23, 2017]

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).
-[OPDX # 1335 October 16, 2017]

PJ4, BONAIRE (Update/Change). Jeff, KU8E, will be active as PJ4/KU8E from the "PJ4G Radio House" on Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) between November 22-28th. Operator John, K4BAI, had to cancel his entry for PJ4A in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th), but Jeff, KU8E, has replaced him as PJ4A in the contest as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL PJ4A and PJ4/KU8E via K4BAI. Check out the "PJ4G Radio House" at:  http://www.pj4g.com  Also, look at:  http://ku8e.com/Radio/pj4a.php
-[OPDX # 1340 November 20, 2017]

PZ, SURINAME. Members of the Voodoo Contest Group will be active as PZ5V from Paramaribo during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via Tim, MØURX. Operators mentioned are Ned/AA7A, John/G4IRN, Lee/KY7M and Roy/G4FON. The team will be there until November 28th. For more details, see:  http://voodoocontestgroup.com/suriname-2017
-[OPDX # 1340 November 20, 2017]

RI1, FRANZ JOSEF LAND. Eugene, UA4RX, is now active as UA4RX/1 from Heiss Island until possibly August 2018. He wanted to renew his RI1FJ callsign, but word has it that he ran into a snag and will continue to use UA4RX/1 until the licensing problem is corrected. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via UA2FM direct or use ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1329 September 4, 2017]

ST, SUDAN. DXNews.com reports that Sergey, R4PBW, is currently active as ST/R4PBW from Khartoum, Sudan. Length of stay is unknown. He is using a Yaesu FT-847 transceiver and GP Antenna. QSL via eQSL.
-[OPDX # 1339 November 13, 2017]

TK, CORSICA (Update). Look for "Team Charlie" (TeamC) to be active as TKØC from Sant Ambroggio, Corsica, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via S5ØC. Operators mentioned are Patrick/ TK5EP, Marko/S5ØP, Boris/S53BB, Boris/S53CC, Vinko/S53F, Matija/S53MM, Sine/S53RM, Robert/S53WW, Simon/S53ZO, Goran/S55OO, Branko/S57C, Janko/ S57L and Ivo/S57VW. Look for operators to be active before and after the contest (between November 20-29th) using their own personal callsigns. For details and updates, watch:  https://www.facebook.com/TK0CHARLIE
-[OPDX # 1334 October 9, 2017]

TI, COSTA RICA (Update/Change). Chris, KL9A, will once again be active from Costa Rica, but as TI7W (not TI5W as first announced) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL TI7W via W4FS. Outside of the contest he will use the callsign TI5/KL9A. QSL TI5/KL9A via W2GR.
-[OPDX # 1339 November 13, 2017]

TO2, ST. BARTHELEMY (Update). A group of Polish operators will be active as TO2SP from Saint Barthelemy Island (NA-146) between November 15-30th, in spite of the damage hurricane Irma has caused. Wlodek, SP6EQZ, states, "Our QTH has survived. The only one problem we have at the moment are suspended flights from Saint Maarten to Saint Barth." Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. There will be 2 or 3 stations on the air 24 hours a day. They will try to pay a lot of attention to the low bands. The team will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th). Operators mentioned are Jan/SP3CYY, Jurek/SP3GEM, Wlodek/SP6EQZ, Janusz/SP6IXF, Kris/SP6JIU and Rich/K1CC. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS (preferred) and for Bureau via SP6IXF. They now have a Web page available at:  http://to2sp.dxing.pl
-[OPDX # 1333 October 2, 2017]

V2, ANTIGUA. Frank, N2FF, will be active as V26FF from English Harbour, Antigua Island (NA-100), between November 15th and December 7th. Activity will be on 40/30/17 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY and FT8). Look for him to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th). QSL via LoTW. PLEASE, send NO cards to Antigua home callsign N2FF.
-[OPDX # 1339 November 13, 2017]

V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS. Operators Andy/N2NT, Daniel/K1TO and Tom/N9NC will be active as V47T from the QTH of V47KP on St. Kitts (NA-104) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via W2RQ direct or LoTW. ADDED NOTE: Operation depends on the successful repairs from Hurricane damage.
-[OPDX # 1340 November 20, 2017]

VP9, BERMUDA (Change/Update). Tony, VE3RZ, will be active as VE3RZ/VP9 from the VP9GE apartments on Bermuda between November 19-28th. Activity will be on various HF bands (especially 160/80m) using mostly CW, some SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY, FT8). He also plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Bands/Assisted/ Low-Power entry. QSL via M0URX's OQRS (direct and Bureau) or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1339 November 13, 2017]

VQ9, CHAGOS ISLAND. Kazeno, JO1GWT/KJ6ZHM, is once again active as VQ9KA near Diego Garcia. The length of his stay is unknown. If like last time, he will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. He states that if it rains there will be no operation. Kazeno uses a Yaesu FT-857D into a Buddipole. QSL via JO1GWT, direct or by the Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1339 November 13, 2017]

VU2, INDIA (Special Event). Look for special event station AU2JCB to be active between November 23rd and December 11th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB. Suggested frequencies are (depending on the propagation): 3710, 7040, 7150, 14210, 14250, 14310, 21235, 21310, 21350, 28490, 28510 and 28545 kHz. On FM Mode: 6m - 50800 and 51500; 10m 29700 kHz If higher bands are open, operations will be on those bands. The operator will be Surabhi, VU2DSI. QSL direct (with 2 IRCs) to VU2DSI. Operations are to celebrate the 159th anniversary of the birth (November 30th) of Sir Jagadeesh Chandra Bose, India's great scientist and inventor who they consider the "Father of Wireless Communication". For more details, see the following Web page at:  http://www.qsl.net/vu2msy/JCBOSE.htm
-[OPDX # 1339 November 13, 2017]

XU, CAMBODIA. Tom, KCØW, cut his operation from Vietnam short and is now active from here as XU7XXX. His length of stay is not known. Activity will be on 80-6 meters CW only. QSL via KCØW direct. No LoTW – No Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1340 November 20, 2017]

YB, INDONESIA. Members of the ORARI Semarang Contesting Team will be activating YE2C during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are Yana/YB1AR, Agus/YB1ALL, Martinus/ YB2LSR, Dani/YB2TJV, Agus/YB2TX, Imam/YB4IR, Anton/YB5QZ, Kei/YBØARJ, Surata/YC1BJX, Han/YD1SDL/2 and Rivai/YE3AA. QSL via LoTW ONLY. For more info on the YE2C station, see:
  http://ye2c.wordpress.com
-[OPDX # 1332 September 25, 2017]

Z3, MACEDONIA (Special Event). Radio club "Nikola Tesla" (Z37M) from Stip is celebrating their 70th anniversary. Look for members to activate the special callsign Z37ØM (Zulu three-seven-zero-mike) between October 1st and December 31st. QSL via Z33Z, LoTW or eQSL (see info on QRZ.com).
-[OPDX # 1333 October 2, 2017]

ZA1WW & Z6ØWW -- ALBANIA & KOSOVO IN THE CQWW CW CONTEST (Press Release from Pristina, Kosovo, dated November 11th). Kip Edwards, W6SZN, sent out the following: The Kosovar Amateur Radio Association, SHRAK with the National Association Radioamateurs of Albania, NARA are organizing a multi-multi effort from the coastal city of Durres in Albania. Fehmi, Z62FB, and Fatos, ZA1F, are leading the team of locals plus their invited guests. Vjollca, Z61VB, the president of SHARK, observes that these exchange programs are necessary for the time being while waiting for Kosovo itself to count for DXCC. As a CQWW multiplier, however, their HQ station Z6ØA would be operated as Z6ØWW by seasoned contester Olli Rissanen, OHØXX.
-[OPDX # 1339 November 13, 2017]

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Dan, N6MJ, will once again be active as ZF2MJ from ZF1A QTH on Grand Cayman Islands (NA-016) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. He will be on the island between November 20-28th. Activity outside of the contest will be on 160-10 meters including 30/17/12 meters. QSL via N6MJ or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1339 November 13, 2017]

ZP, PARAGUAY. Manu, ZP9MCE, will be active from Hohenau-Itapúa during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via EA5ZD only.
-[OPDX # 1339 November 13, 2017]



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5TØ, MAURITANIA. Jean, ON8RA/5TØJL, will be active with the special callsign 5TØITU from Mauritania until December 31, 2017. The special callsign will be tentatively activated during ITU events that are listed on his QRZ.com page. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW. Suggested frequencies are 3504, 7004, 10104, 14004, 18069, 21004, 24893 and 28004 kHz. QSL via ON8RA.
-[OPDX # 1301 January 23, 2017]

5Z4, KENYA. Nick, LZ4NM, will now be active 5Z4/LZ4NM from Kenya until June 30th, 2018. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He was active this past weekend's IARU HF Contest as 5Z4NM. Currently, his equipment is an Icom IC-7000, Inverted Vee (40/20m) and a DunaX vertical (20-10m). QSL direct to: Amateur Radio Society of Kenya (ARSK), Box 45681, Nairobi, 00100, Kenya.
-[OPDX # 1321 July 10, 2017]

9X, RWANDA. Alan, KE4TA, will be active as 9XØTA from Kigali for a 3-year period beginning sometime in early August. This will be his first 'DXpedition'. Activity will be primarily on 20/17 meters using 600W/100W of power. He does have antennas or antenna-tuner combinations for 80-10 meters and 6m. Modes will be SSB, the Digital modes and some CW. Power may be restricted by the Rwandan authorities in accordance with their laws. Radio is a Yaesu FT-991, and antenna will be a hexbeam on a push up tower. Alan, states, "Noise levels here are extremely high. Please don't be offended if I'm not answering your call, I likely can't hear you." QSL via DIRECT to N4GNR. He will also use LoTW. For more details, pictures and updates (maybe even an operating schedule), visit his Web page at:
  http://www.rwandadx.com
-[OPDX # 1324 July 31, 2017]

D2, ANGOLA. Paulo, CT1FJZ, is once again active as D2FJZ from Luanda. The length of his stay is unknown at this time. Activity was reported on 20 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
-[OPDX # 1321 July 10, 2017]

T6, AFGHANISTAN. Salvatore, IZ1BWB, is now active as T6/IZ1CCK from Herat, Afghanistan, until December. He is there as a Brigade Alpine "Taurinense" in the Italian Army. Activity has been mainly on 20 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via IZ1BWB, direct or by the Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1323 July 24, 2017]

VK9C, COCOS (KEELING) ISLAND. Andy, VK9CC, reports, "Please note I am back on the air from Cocos Islands, no regular skeds, mostly on CW, on 80 and 160 meters now. Best 73." Read his QRZ.com page for more interesting details.
-[OPDX # 1321 July 10, 2017]

VP8/H, SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. Alexander, UA1OJL, will be active as RI1ANO from the Bellingshausen Base Station (WAP RUS-01) on King George Island (AN-010) between April 2017 and April 2018. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via RN1ONClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1304 February 13, 2017]

ZL7, CHATHAM ISLANDS. Operators Chris/ZL2DX and XYL Catherine/ZL2QT will be active as ZL7DX and ZL7QT, respectively, from Chatham Islands (OC-038) sometime in May for the next 3 years or longer. Activity will be on various HF bands plus 6m EME. QSL direct to: Chris Hannagan, Waitangi, Chatham Islands 8013, New Zealand.
-[OPDX # 1308 March 13, 2017]