Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1387

 

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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1387
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1387
BID: $OPDX.1387
October 29, 2018
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent from Strongsville, Ohio
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters
Network, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, WB6RSE, K8GI,
K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter,
DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, EI9FBB, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA &
Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News,
IK1QBT, M0OXO, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ &
ICPO for the following DX information.
*** EDITOR’S SPECIAL NOTES (by Tedd, KB8NW): This week’s bulletin was
     sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQWW DX SSB
     Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with
     a consolidated listing of the CQWW DX SSB Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Friday, 19th/October, through Friday, 26th/October there were 228
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G,
9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP,
BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL,
DU, E3, E4, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, ER, ES, ET, EU,
EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA,
HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, JA,
JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ,
OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7,
PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8,
TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3,
V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP6, VP6/D, VP8, VP8/h,
VP9, VR, VU, VU4, XE, XT, XW, XX9, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3,
Z6, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZL, ZL7, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report “could” contain “Pirate/SLIM” operations or
  more likely a “BUSTED CALLSIGN”. As always, you never know – “Work
  First Worry Later”.
3V8, TUNISIA. Operator 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 SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry. QSL via LoTW or LX1NO. Read about Ashraf on the following Web page
at:                       http://www.kf5eyy.info
4W, TIMOR-LESTE. Tae-su, DS3EXX, will be active as 4W/DS3EXX from East
Timor (OC-148) between November 25th and December 2nd. Activity will be
on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign direct or LoTW.
4X, ISRAEL. Operators Zvi/4X6FR and Moshe/4X1DX will be active as 4X1DX
from Kadima during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-
Single/All-Band entry. QSL via 4X6OM.
5H, TANZANIA (Update to OPDX.1381/Reminder). Maurizio, IK2GZU, is now
active again as 5H3MB and will return to the “Mission Ilembula” to do
some work at the new hospital and orphanage. He will be there until
November 28th. He plans to be active during his spare time on various
HF bands. He will also be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th)
[field day style]as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. During his stay, Maurizio
will use his FT-100 and the mission’s TS-850 into a tri-band 3 element
beam (20/15/10m) fixed on Europe and a vertical or dipole for the other
bands. QSL via IK2GZU, direct or by the Bureau. Also, QSL via LoTW (after
his return home) and eQSL. For more details, updates and an online log,
                         http://www.buffoli-pm.it/5h/qsl%20request.htm
5W, SAMOA (Reminder/Also KH8). Operators Hiro/JF1OCQ and Mark/JJ1TBB will
be active as 5W7X and 5W0TB, respectively, from Apia, Samoa (OC-097),
between October 27th and November 6th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters
using CW, SSB and FT8. They plan to make a side trip to American Samoa
(KH8) and be active as W1VX/KH8 and KH8C. QSL 5W7X, 5W0TB and W1VX/KH8
via JF1OCQ, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. QSL KH8C via LoTW only (see
QRZ.com).
A4, OMAN. Members of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) will
activate their contest station, A44A, in Muscat during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via A47RS. Operators
mentioned are Ibrahim/7Z1IS, Khalid/A41CK, Jamal/A41JM, Hamed/A41KT, Adnan/
A41LP, Mohammed/A41NN, Issa/A41NW, Amine/A41PG, Aasim/A41RF, A41RG, Mudhfer/
A41RN, Aziz/A41RO, Talal/A41SS, San/A45TT, A45VB, Maher/HZ1BL and Tony/RT9T.
A5, BHUTAN. The Daily DX reports that Champ, E21EIC, has changed  his
callsign from A52C to A52IC. He was active on October 22nd and 23rd as
A52C. From October 24-30th, he will be using A52IC. Plans are for him is
to focus on the low bands and CW. QSL both callsigns via E21EIC and LoTW.
CB1, CHILE. Members of the Antofagasta Contest Group will be active as
CB1H during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-? entry.
QSL via XQ1KN or LoTW.
CN3, MOROCCO. Operators Ahmed/CN8WK, Saaid/CN8WW, Stefano/IK2QEI, Matteo/
IK2SGC, Marco/IK2LFF, Filippo/IZ1LBG, Luca/IZ2ZOZ, Rolandas/LY4A, Petr/
OK1FFU, OK1JTK, Jiri/OK1RI, Vaclav/OK1VVT and Norbert/OM6NM will be active
as CN3A from Safi during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a
Multi-? entry. QSL via LoTW or via IK2OHG. Visit their Web page at:
EF9, CEUTA AND MELILLA. Jorge, EA9LZ, will be active as EF9R from Ceuta
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op entry.
QSL via EA5KB direct or LoTW.
EK, ARMENIA. Boris, EK3GM, will be active from MARTUNI, NAGORNY KARABAKH,
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op entry.
QSL via his home callsign direct.
EK, ARMENIA. Arsen, EK6SI, will be active from Sisian during the CQWW DX
SSB Contest (October 27-28th) and CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th)
as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign direct.
EK, ARMENIA. Ken, EK7DX, will be active from Yerevan during the CQWW DX
SSB Contest (October 27-28th) and CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th)
as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via info on QRZ.com.
ES, ESTONIA. Members of the Estonian Radio Amateurs Union along with
some international operators will be active as ES9C from Tartu during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via
ES5RY or LoTW. Operators mentioned are Tonno/ES5TV, Arvo/ES2MC, Jüri/
ES5JR, Toomas/ES5RY, Oleg/YL3DW, YL1ZF, Girts/YL2KL, Kristers/YL3AJA,
Ranko/4O3A, Marko/4O9TTT, Pieter/ON1GPS, HA1BVG, Oskar/ES4NY, Tiit/ES4BG,
Aleksander/ES1OX, Argo/ES6QC, Kristjan/ES7GM, Andy/ES2NA and Valeri/ES5QA.
ET, ETHIOPIA. Members of the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society will be
active as ET3AA from the Addis Ababa University, Institute of Technology,
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry.
QSL via N2OO.
HC, ECUADOR. Members of Quito Radio Club will be active as HC0E from
Ecuador during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-
Multi entry. QSL via HC1QRC.
IA0, ANTARCTICA. Danilo, IZ1KHY, will be involved in several scientific
missions, research projects and some remote camps in the Antarctica as
well as being active as IA0/IZ1KHY until the end of February 2019.
IOTA NEWS…………..
  AF-111.  NEW IOTA! (Update) DX-World.net posted the following on October
           25th: With just 10 days until the EL2EL/4* expedition gets under-
           way, the team are pleased to report all our plans are coming
           together. * https://af111newiota.com/
             You may not be aware this a 100% charity expedition ­ meaning
           all donations raised go directly to MAF Liberia* ­ an organi-
           zation who fly the only humanitarian flight service in that country.
           In 2017, Liberia was ranked 4th poorest country** in the world.
             Today, we are delighted to announce that 50% of our target has
           been raised and we thank everyone who has taken the time to
           donate and understand exactly what MAF do. Consider only £25
           covers the cost of fuel for a 30 minute flight, then already
           40 more flights have been secured through this charity ex-
           pedition. Thanks a lot!
             In addition to the above, we will also be bringing surplus
           reading glasses and mobile phones to Sasstown. We have been
           informed there’s a real need for reading glasses in the rural
           elderly communities ­ as such simple cheap devices can trans-
           form a person’s basic well-being. Equally, the simplest of
           mobile phones, that we all discard as being old or outdated,
           can open up new opportunities for rural communities in Liberia,
           too.
             We arrive in Sasstown, southern Liberia on the morning of
           November 5th. Plans are to set foot on Telengbe Island (IOTA
           AF-111NEW) before sunset that day. We’ll be QRV on 40-30-20-
           17-15m using a combination of VDAs and vertical dipoles, all
           on 100W. Other bands will be checked time-to-time should
           openings occur. Mostly SSB will be used with some CW and
           possibly FT8.
             Keeping in constant touch with local villagers and elders,
           we can also report the seas around the island have calmed
           since an earlier recce* trip so landing on Telengbe Island
           looks very promising.
                        * https://af111newiota.com/the-recce
             You might be curious why we will use /4 in our callsign.
           Basically, we do not have to, but to emphasize we’ll be on
           AF-111NEW it was thought prudent to distinguish this fact.
           (Liberia ham radio regions map*).
             Note: If you work EL2JB, this will be our mainland station
           if there are delays in landing on Telengbe or issues forcing
           us to come off early.
             Behind the scenes, GMDX Group and GM0OBX have been very
           helpful. Together with Spiderbeam, we are very grateful to
           them all.
             This is our final news release prior to departure ­ we look
           forward very much to working you!
             * EL2EL/4 website – https://af111newiota.com
             * Fund-raising website for MAF Liberia –
           73 ­ Eric EL2EF, Col MM0NDX & Jonathan MM0OKG
  NA-249.  NEW IOTA! Dave, EI9FBB, will be active as KP4/EI9FBB from
           Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, between October 24-28th. He will
           be located a great QTH on the right north side of the island
           with great sea views in most directions! Activity will be on
           40/30/20/17 meter bands. He will concentrate on SSB for the
           first 2 days and CW during the CQWW DX SSB Contest, to focus
           on giving out this NEW IOTA group to as many unique chasers
           as possible. This is the 1st activity from one of the 6 new
           IOTA groups announced at the RSGB convention earlier this
           month. QSL Manager is Charles, M0OXO, and via Clublog’s OQRS.
  OC-144.  Operators Burkhard/DL3KZA and Irfan/YE4IJ will be active as
           YE4/DL3KZA from Belitung Island between October 31st and
           November 11th. Activity will be holiday style on 20/17 meters
           (dependent on conditions) using SSB. QSL via DL3KZA.
  PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new <www.iota-world.org> have
  decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA
  operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX,
  and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin……
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For November). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of November 2018:
 GX4BJC/A – Operated from Clacton on sea, in Essex, by George, G1IPU
            (/A WAB Square – TM11 – England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
  MS1SWL/A and MM1SWL/A – Operated from Falkirk, in Scotland, by Brian,
            GM4XQJ. (/A WAB Square – NS97 – Scotland, IOTA EU-005,
            WLOTA 1234).
  ALL QSLs will be handled by Dick, M5DIK – The QSL Manager 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.qrzcq.com> or <www.qrz.com>
or via <www.eQSL.cc>. NO LoTW.
IY, ITALY. Look for special event station IY1EY to be active from Loano
<www.ariloano.it> between November 3rd and December 31st. Activity is to
commemorate the experiments conducted by Gugliemo Marconi from his yacht
‘Elettra’ in the Ligurian Sea between 1919 and 1936. Expect activity on
CW, SSB and on all bands, including the WARC bands. A special QSL card
is available via IK1QBT direct.
J4, GREECE. Members of the “Crows Contest Team” will be active as J42L
from Argos Orestiko (KN00pl) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW. Operators mentioned are
Alexendros/SV2BXA, Thomas/SV2CLJ, Leonidas/SV2DCD, Panagiotis/SV2DSJ,
Pantelis/SV2ESW, Harris/SV3AQO, Panos/SV3DCX, George/SV3QUP and Costas/
SV4FFL.
J6, ST. LUCIA. Gary, K9AW, is once again active as J68GD from St. Lucia
(NA-108) until February 2nd, 2019. He plans to be in both CQWW DX Contest
in October (27-28th) and November (24-25th), as a Single-Op/Single-Band
(20m) entries. Activity outside of the contest will be on 160-10 meters
using mainly CW with some SSB. QSL via K9AW direct or LoTW. He will make
daily uploads to LoTW and ClubLog.
J8, ST. VINCENT ISLAND (Update). Operators Alan/K7AR, Richard/N7RO, Adrian/
KO8SCA, John/VE7CT, Sandro/VE7NY and Ralph/VE7XF will be active as J8NY
from St. Vincent Island (NA-109) between November 21-28th. Activity will
be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They will also
be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL
via VE7NY.
JT, MONGOLIA. After a 30 year absence, members of the Young Technicians’
Castle will be active as JT1KAI during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
27-28th) as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned are Naran/JT1BV, Gantulga/
JT1DR, Sharkhuu/JT1CH, Suhe/JT1BZ, Bayar/JT1BU, Sh./JT1CJ, Baatar/JT1GA
and Assisted Genendorj Ch/JT1AP, R. Timur-Ochir/JT1BE, Batchuluun N/JT1BL,
Oyunaa B/JT1CC, Khosbayar N/JT1CD, JT1CE, JT1CF, JT1CI, B. Mend/JT1CZ,
B. Erdene-Ochir/JT1DE and Dash/JT1DN. QSL via JT1KAI.
PJ7, ST. MAARTEN. Phil, K0CD, will once again be active as PJ7/K0CD from
Sint Maarten Island (NA-105) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/QRP entry. QSL via his home
callsign. He plans to be on the day before the contest to check his setup.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 29th-November 4th)…….
 Oct/29th AN      Nov/01st  HN     Nov/03rd  BN
 Oct/30th AN      Nov/02nd  AN     Nov/04th  DIS
 Oct/31st 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
 ** REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE <http://www.bandconditions.com>:
    We are sad to report that the (REALTIME) Band Condition Web page is
    down or no more!! It seems that the Web page went down sometime in
    late September, after reading the messages on the site’s Yahoo group
    has been trying to contact the author of the site but hasn’t heard
    anything back yet. Let’s hope that it comes back up again.
    Meanwhile, check out the following Web sites:
     * VOACAP predication Web page at:  http://www.voacap.com/hf
     * DX.QSL.NET Propagation page: https://dx.qsl.net/propagation
     * A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
     * SolarHam Web page:   http://www.solarham.net
     * Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at:
                           http://sunspotwatch.com
     * Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm
QSL INFO AND NEWS……………….
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF <www.qslinfo.eu> <>
  ————————————————————————-
   >> >>> Sorry, no QSL-Infos Sunday Oct. 28, 2018 <<
                 Will return next week…..
  LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK……
  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4X/AI9O, C8T, CE3PG, DT8A (AN-010), F4BVO,
  F6EQZ, H40D (OC-179), H44R (OC-168), H44R/P (OC-158), HP3AK, JG7PSJ,
  LU3HY, OY1OF, OZ0SR, PJ5/SP2FUD, PY2PRB, RI0B (AS-054), RI0B (AS-104),
  RI0B (AS-121), S59A, T88UW, VE2NMB, VE5MX, VE9HF, VK8NSB, VK9XG, VP6D,
  XW4XR and ZD9CW
  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: JW6VDA, PJ5/SP2FUD, V6J (OC-254) and ZB2LGT
  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!!
STANDARD TIME. Remember to change your clocks next weekend! Countries who
observe Daylight Saving Time (DST), which took place on Sunday, March
11th, are now expected to move their “local clocks” backward 1 hour on
Sunday, November 4th, from 2:00 AM local time to 1:00 AM. In 2019, Day-
light Saving Time (DST) will again go into effect on Sunday, March 10th,
at 2:00 AM local time. For the history and details about ST and DST, as
well as an interesting map of the world (showing the countries who observe
ADDED NOTE: Hopefully, all amateur radio operators know NOT to change
their GMT/UTC/ZULU clocks. However, since most operators usually set their
computers to local time, some may have to change their settings on “some”
ham radio software (ex. logging, propagation, DXTelnet, etc..) programs.
SX2, GREECE. Members of the Northern Greece Amateur Group and group of
Serbians will be active as SX2X from Hellas during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW. Operators mentioned
are Hrane/YT1AD, Dragan/YT3W, YT5AKI, Markovic/YU1AU, Ilias/SV2HTI, Yiannis/
SV2HXV, Andreas/SV2JAO, Vangelis/SV2BFN, Archelaos/SV2KBB, Fotis/SV2BXZ
and Akis/SV7CLI.
T42, CUBA. Members of the Havana Contest Group will be active as T42T
from Havana, Cuba, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as
a Multi-Single/All-Band (80-10m)/High-Power entry. Operators mentioned
are Jorge/CO2II, Juan/CO2JD, Bob/CO2KL, Jim/WB2REM, and Mark/WY1G. QSL
via direct to: JAMES I MILLNER, 7010 GULLOTTI PLACE, PORT ST LUCIE, FL,
34952, USA.
TT8KO DXPEDITION NEWS. It was reported on October 24th, that Ken, LA7GIA,
who had his TT8KO operation shut-down by the national security police
about two weeks ago, was expected to leave on a flight on October 25th.
Ken states, “I received the news that I can leave Chad immediately.” He
was also told that he can not transmit and all of his antennas must be
taken down before sunset on October 24th. He was also advised that there
will be a presidential event at the hotel tomorrow, and the president
would be there. The hotel was already packed with VIPs, police and military
personnel. Read the complete story in this weeks ARRL Letter or on the
ARRL Web page at:
V2, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA. Operators Roger/K1DQV, Maurice/K3EJJ, Phil/K3TUF,
Brian/N3OC (V26OC), Rol/K3RA (V26RA) and Sam/WT3Q will be active as V26B
from Antigua (NA-100) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as
a Multi-Multi entry with 3 stations on the air. QSL via LoTW or KA2AEV
direct.
V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS (Update). Masa, JA0RQV, will be active as V73MT from
a small seaside bungalow on Majuro Atoll (OC-029) between October 26-29th.
Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW and SSB. He also plans to be in
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th). Equipment is an IC-7000 w/100
watts into a vertical antenna. QSL via M0OXO < http://www.m0oxo.com>.
For more details and updates, see:
VP6D DUCIE ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. The VP6D team continues to be active
from Ducie Island (OC-182) until November 3rd. The team has been very
active on 160-15 meters, using SSB, CW, and FT8. With all the rain and
storms which hampered the ability of the VP6D team to erect additional
antennas, the team is still in good spirits.
  The Ducie Team sent out the following late October 25th: The rain stopped
and our tents and clothes are drying off.
  Important Request:
    We know Ducie is an ATNO for many DXers.
    However, we are seeing far too many dupes. People are working us
    and a few minutes later working us again, the ops are getting a
    bit frustrated.
    DXA availability depends on 2 Ducie Island networks that are subject
    to intermittent outage. If either network drops out DXA does not do
    a refresh to pick up missing calls.
    Please check the VP6D log at: pdxg.net before duping us on the same
    band / mode. We really need your help with this request. We have at
    least 7 more days on the island.
    VP6D will be operating the contest during CQWW SSB, good luck in
    the contest.
    All stations are operational, all antennas are in good condition.
    Thanks for your help…… Team Ducie 2018
  As this was being written on October 26th, at 1413z, the VP6D team
[per <https://dxa3.org/vp6d/>] has made 56824 QSOs (32559/CW, 16130/SSB
and 8135/DIGI).
  Per their Web page, October 26th, at 1400z, they made 53778 QSOs and
15674/Uniques. Mode QSOs: 28743/CW, 10867/FT8, 2/PSK, 646/RTTY and 13520/SSB.
Continent QSOs: 267/AF, 0/ANT, 7236/AS, 13630/EU, 30217/NA, 765/OC and
1663/SA. They are uploading the log to their Web page <VP6D.com> – use
Log Search tab. They will not use ClubLog and there is no Leaderboard.
For more details and updates, see the following URLs:
  VP6D Web page:       https://www.vp6d.com
  VP6D Twitter page :  https://twitter.com/VP6D_2018
YW4, VENEZUELA. Paolo, YV1DIG, will be active as YW4D during the CQWW DX
SSB Contest (October 27-28th) a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via
LoTW or EA7JX. He states that he will be on before and after the contest
on 160-6 meters and FT8 on 160m listening for JAs.
Z23MD ZIMBABWE DXPEDITION NEWS (2018 The New Adventure For the Mediter-
raneo DX Club). [Update] The MDXC team should be active by the time you
read this. Operators are Ant/IZ8CCW (Leader), Gabriele/I2VGW (Co-leader),
Marco/IZ2GNQ, Michel/F5EOT, François/ON4LO, Gabi/YO8WW, Eric/ON7RN, Azzali/
IK4QJF, Henri/F1HRE, Dario/IZ4UEZ, Andrea/IK5BOH, Karl/OE3JAG, Adrian/
KO8SCA, Sarath/VU3RSB, Wlodek/SP6EQZ, Axel/DL6KVA, Les/SP3DOI and Gerd/
DJ5IW will be active as Z23MD until November 6th. Activity will be on
various HF bands and modes. They will also be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via IK2VUC. The official Web
site is online at:             http://www.mdxc.org/z23md
                        http://www.mdxc.org/z23md/2018/10/19/cqww-ssb
Z6, KOSOVO. Operators Jeremy/EI5GM and Dave/EI9FBB will be active as
Z6/EI5GM and Z6/EI9FBB, respectively, from Kosovo between October 30th
and November 5th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW and SSB.
They will be using a Cushcraft X7 and wire antennas, while operating
from a QTH high on the Mountains above Kosovo. QSL Z6/EI5GM via M0OXO’s
OQRS. QSL Z6/EI9FBB via his home callsign.
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        The following stations are expected to be active in the
         CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th, 2018)
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       Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2018 CQWW DX SSB Contest.
For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
format, please visit Bill’s Web page at:
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqs2018.html (By callsign)
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqsd2018.html (By entity)
           http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqsz2018.html (By zone)
           The CQ World-Wide DX Contest Web page and rules:
                     http://www.cqww.com/rules.htm
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  Contest        DXCC       CQZ   Class     QSL
  Callsign       Entity                     Route
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3V8SS            Tunisia    33    SOAB LP   LoTW; QSL via LX1NO
4L2M             Georgia    21    SOSB 20M  EA7FTR
4X1DX            Israel     20    M/S       4X6OM
5H3MB            Tanzania   37    SOAB      IK2GZU
7Q6M             Malawi     37    SO        K6ZO
8P1W             Barbados   08    SOAB LP   KU9C
8P5A             Barbados   08    SOAB HP   LoTW; QSL via HA1AG
9H3HZ            Malta      15    SO        LoTW; QSL via TA1HZ (d)
9K2K             Kuwait     21    SOAB HP   EC5AC
9Y4D      Trinidad & Tobago 09    SOSB 15M  9Y4D
A44A             Oman       21    M/M       A47RS
A5A              Bhutan     22    M/?       (C); QSL via JH1AJT
A73A             Qatar      21    M/M       M0OXO
AH2R             Guam       27    M/?       LoTW
B4T              China      24    M/M       BA4TB
BV2A/3           Taiwan     24    M/?       QSL via CRA (QRZ.com)
C4A              Cyprus     20    M/?       LoTW; QSL via 5B4KH & (C)
CB1H             Chile      12    M/?       XQ1KN
CN3A             Morocco    33    M/?       IK2OHG
CQ3W             Madeira    33    SO        (C)
CR2L             Azores     14    SOAB      LoTW
CR3DX            Madeira    33    M/S       OM2VL
CR5E             Portugal   14    M/S       CT1ILT
D4C              Cape Verde 35    M/?       LoTW; QSL via IK2NCJ & HB9DUR & (e)
DQ5M             Denmark    14    M/2
DY0MK           Philippines 27    M/?
E44WE            Palestine  20    SOSB 20M  SP9FIH
EA9LZ       Ceuta & Melilla 33    SO        LoTW; QSL via EA5KB
ED8W         Canary Islands 33    M/?       LoTW
EK3GM            Armenia    21    SO        LoTW
EK6SI            Armenia    21    SOAB LP   EK6SI (d)
EK7DX            Armenia    21    SOAB LP   See QRZ.com
ES9C             Estonia    15    M/2       LoTW; QSL via ES5RY
ET3AA            Ethiopia   37    M/S       N2OO
FG4KH            Guadeloupe 08              LoTW; QSL via F1DUZ
FY5KE         French Guiana 09    M/2       LoTW
GD9W            Isle of Man 14    SOAB      M0DXR
GS7V       Shetland Islands 14    M/2       N3SL
GU3HFN           Guernsey   14    SOAB LP   GU8ITE; QSL via RSGB (B)
HB9H            Switzerland 14    M/S       HB9CXZ
HC0E             Ecuador    10    M/M       HC1QRC
IF9A             Sicily     15    M/?       IT9WDC
IQ0RM            Italy      15    M/S       LoTW
IT9VDQ           Sicily     15    SOSB 10M  IT9VDQ
J42L             Greece     20    M/S       LoTW
J69GD            St. Lucia  08    SOSB 20M  LoTW; QSL via (C)
JT1KAI           Mongolia   23    M/S       JT1KAI (d)
KH6J             Hawaii     31    M/?       LoTW
KH7M             Hawaii     31    SOAB      KH6ZM
KP2M    U.S. Virgin Islands 08    M/?       LoTW
KP3Z            Puerto Rico 08    SOAB
KP4RV           Puerto Rico 08    SOSB 20M  LoTW; QSL via (C)
LU8YE            Argentina  13    M/2       LoTW; QSL via IK2DUW
NH7A             Hawaii     31    SOAB      LoTW; QSL via WA6WPG (d),
                                            others F5VHJ (d); (C/REF-B)
OH5Z             Finland    15    M/M       LoTW
NP2P    U.S. Virgin Islands 08    SO        LoTW
OX7A             Greenland  40    M/?       LoTW
OZ5E             Denmark    14    M/S       LoTW; QSL via OZ5E (d)
OZ0TX            Denmark    14    M/S       DL7AT
P40T             Aruba      09    SOAB HP   VE3DZ
P40W             Aruba      09    SOAB LP   LoTW; QSL via N2MM (d/NB)
PJ2T             Curacao    09    M/M       W3HNK
PJ4G             Bonaire    09    M/?       WA2NHA
PJ4Q             Bonaire    09    M/?       W4PA
PJ7AA          Sint Maarten 08
PJ7PL          Sint Maarten 08    SO LP     N2HX; QSL via WA1ZAM
PY0F    Fernando de Noronha 11    M/S       LoTW; QSL via (C) & PY7RP (d)
PZ5K             Surinam    09    M/?       G3NKC
S9CT    Sao Tome & Principe 36    SOAB LP   CT1BOL
SX2X             Greece     20    M/S       LoTW
SZ1A             Greece     20    M/2       LoTW
T42T             Cuba       08    M/S       WB2REM
T42W             Cuba       08    M/?
TO1J             Martinique 08    SOAB      JF2QNM
V26B             Antigua    08    M/M       KA2AEV
V47X      St. Kitts & Nevis 08    SOSB 20M  M0URX
V73MT      Marshall Islands 31    SO        M0OXO
VK3HF            Australia  30    M/?       LoTW; QSL via M0OXO
VP2MDG           Montserrat 08    M/S       LoTW
VP5W         Turks & Caicos 08    M/S       LoTW; QSL via KD3TB
VP9/K4AJA        Bermuda    05    M/?
VP9I             Bermuda    05    M/?       WW3S
VR2XAN           Hong Kong  24    SOSB 80M  VR2XAN
WH8/DL2AH    American Samoa 32              DL2AH
WP3Q            Puerto Rico 08    SOAB LP   N3IQ
XT2SZZ         Burkina Faso 35    M/S       S59ZZ
YE2A             Indonesia  28    M/?       LoTW
YJ0CA            Vanuatu    32    SO        VK2YUS (d)
YW4D             Venezuela  09    SOSB 15M  LoTW; QSL via EA7JX
Z23MD            Zimbabwe   38    M/2       LoTW; QSL via IK2VUC
ZF1A         Cayman Islands 08    M/2       LoTW; QSL via K6AM
ZF9CW        Cayman Islands 08    SO        K5GO (d)
ZW5B             Brazil     11    M/M       K3IRV
  (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
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