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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1337

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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1337
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1337
BID: $OPDX.1337
October 30, 2017
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,
DL7VOA, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, EA3WL, EI9FBB, ES1CW,
F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia
News, JA3MCA, LU5AG, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete Rayer & ISWL, RSGB
IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF)
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, 20th/October, through Friday, 27th/October there were 232
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3C0, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X,
4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y,
7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5,
A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT,
CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP,
ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FO/m, FP, FR, FY, G, GD,
GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP,
HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J5, J6, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, 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, PJ5, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP,
ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T2, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TY,
TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9N,
VK9X, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, XX9, YA,
YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
  more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
  First Worry Later".
3C0/3C1, ANNOBON ISLAND & EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Update). As this was being
written on Wednesday, operators Yuris/YL2GM and Kaspars/YL3AIW have ended
their 3C0L Annobon Island (AF-039) operation early October 25th, and were
at the Annobon airport waiting for their departure back to Malabo. The
update states, "Will see what's up in Malabo, as they have missed their
flight home which was scheduled for October 23rd. 30000 QSOs in the log.
They went QRT around 05:30 GMT to pack the remaining antennas and other
stuff. If flight will be postponed again, they will put back the small
vertical and continue." QSL via YL2GN direct or ClubLog's OQRS (direct
or Bureau). Look for the logs to be uploaded to LoTW six months after
their operations. Updates are being posted to:
LAST MINUTE UPDATE: October 26th [edited] -- "Plans regarding 3C1L have
changed. Yuris and Kaspars are in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, and Yuris
says that they plan to continue as 3C1L. He is looking for proper QTH.
But they are not QRV yet. It was a pirate playing on the air earlier
this evening on 80m band. The spare 2nd K3 have arrived, but has not
yet passed customs. They still haven't managed to get to the Internet
to upload the logs. Date of flying home is not known yet.
  Regarding K3s - those who posted negative comments on DX-Cluster about
failing K3s, please bear in mind the conditions they were being operated
at 3C0 (jumping mains voltage 120-180 V). If you dare to test transceiver,
or even better - two of them - of your beloved brand in similar conditions
for about 12 days, then lets compare the results."
4S, SRI LANKA (Update/Reminder). Members of the Ukrainian DXpeditioners
Team [UDXT] (Alex/UT5UY and Roman/UR0MC) will be active as 4S7AYG from
Sri Lanka (AS-003) until October 31st. Activity will be on 160-10 meters
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Look for them to be in the CQWW DX
SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi-Single (Low-Power?) entry. QSL
via M0URX or OQRS (direct and Bureau). Complete information is available
at:                      https://www.qrz.com/db/4S7AYG
4U1, AUSTRIA. A member of the International Amateur Radio Contest DX
Club (ARCDXC) will be active as 4U1A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via
UA3DX. Visit the ARCDXC Web page at:  http://www.cqdx.ru/4u1a
4W, TIMOR LESTE (Update). Thomas, OZ1AA, will be active as 4W/OZ1AA from
Dili, East Timor (OC-148), between now and November 7th. Activity will be
on 40-10 meters using mainly CW and some FT8. Equipment will be a Kenwood
TS-590SG (100w) into a homemade multi-band vertical. He announced this
week that he will be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a
Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via OZ1ACB, ClubLog's OQRS or
7Q, MALAWI (Update). Members of the EIDX Group (who brought you 9N7EI
earlier this year) will be active as 7Q7EI from an ideal location on the
shores of Lake Malawi between March 21st and April 3rd, 2018. There will
be a team of 14 operators. Operators mentioned are Dave/EI9FBB, Jeremy/
EI5GM, Declan/EI9HQ, Pat/EI9HX, Enda/EI2II, Thos/EI2JD, Alain/EI2KM (F8FUA),
Jim/EI4HH, Padraic/EI5IX, Dave/EI4BZ, Peter/EI4GZB and Alain/F5JTV. Activity
will be on 160-10  meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They also plan to be in
the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th). There are four ways to QSL. QSL
via M0OXO, direct or via his OQRS (direct or Bureau). Entire log will not
be uploaded to LoTW for possibly up to 3 months. The team now has a Web
page at:                      http://www.7q7ei.com
9K, KUWAIT. Operators Hamad/9K2HN, Khalid/9K2HK, Essa/9K2HQ, Osama/9K2OD,
Muhammad/9K2NO, Khalid/9K2HK, Khalid/A61BK, Marco/HB9CAT, Nick/HB9EFK
and Carlo/IK1HJS will be active as 9K2HN during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 28-29th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW or Club's OQRS.
Visit the home page at:        http://www.9k2hn.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 28-29th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via A47RS. Operators
mentioned are Issa/A41NW, Khalid/A41CK, Ahmed/A41NH, MOHAMMED/A41NN,
Sami/A41OP, Ahmed/A41OR, Amine/A41PG, Mudhfer/A41RN, Aziz/A41RO, Talal/
A41SS, San/A45TT, martin/A65DC, Paul/A65DR, Chad/WE9V, Mike/K9NW, Flo/
OE3FTA and Philipp/DK6SP.
BM0, TAIWAN. Operators Ken/BV1EL, Koji/JL3RDC, Masa/JN3MXT, Kushi/JP3PZG
and Ken/BM2JCC (JP1RIW) will be active as BM0DX from the Taipei Contest Club
(CTARL) in New Taipei City during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th)
as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via BM2JCC.
C2, NAURU. Three members of the Yamato Amateur Radio Club will be active
from Nauru, with their own individual callsigns, between November 8-14th.
Operators are Kuni/JA8VE (C21VE), Mat/JA1JQY (C21JY) and Kaoru/JA3MCA
(C21MA). Activity will be all HF bands from 80-10 meters using CW, SSB
and RTTY. QSL via each operator's home callsign or by the Bureau.
DA0, GERMANY. Operators Helmut/DK6WL and Christian/DL1MGB will be using
the special callsign DA0WRTC during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
28-29th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via DJ9MH.
GJ, JERSEY. Members of the Jersey Contest Group will be active as GJ2A
from Jersey Island (EU-013) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
28-29th) as Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW, direct to GJ3DVC or the ClubLog's
IOTA NEWS..............
  OC-216/  (Update) Operators Mike/AB5EB, Mike/AD5A and Craig/VK5CE will
  OC-234.  be active as VK9AR from Ashmore Reef between November 7-10th.
          Activity will be on 40-15 meters with three stations on the
          air at the same time; two with amps. QSL via VK5CW, direct
          or by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and
          updates, see:    https://ashmorereef.wordpress.com
          OCTOBER 25th: (UPDATE - de Craig/VK5CE -- One Week To Go)
          [edited] Mike/AB5EB, Mike/AD5A and Craig/VK5CE have all paid
          for the boat in full to Ashmore Reef, this was the most expensive
          component of the DXpedition. The boat has confirmed the dates
          and times of our journey. We depart Broome WA on the morning of
          Sunday November 5th. We arrive at Ashmore Reef around 0500 UTC
          or noon local time on Tuesday, November 7th. We hope to be on
          air as soon as we can in the afternoon, please be aware there
          is no infrastructure on the reef and we need to bring equipment
          via zodiac. The biggest issue is the weather with temperatures
          going to be over 35C and very humid. It’ll be slow going.
            We need to depart Ashmore Reef by 0100 UTC or 9am local on
          Saturday, November 11th. As we are only allowed to be on the
          island during dawn in the morning to dusk in the late afternoon/
          early evening, it means our operating times are around 2100 to
          1000 UTC. See the "PROPAGATION" page on our website to show you
          how to get in the log and where we will be. I spoke on the phone
          with the Commonwealth Government on Monday and the dawn to dusk
          rules still apply. If there are problems with tides or weather,
          then it may mean we are able to be on the island longer, but you
          can't rely on that happening.
            Prior to departing for OC-198 I freighted up some equipment to
          Broome that I didn't need for VK5CE/8 such as a Honda Generator,
          Dunestar band pass filters, etc. These have all arrived now.
          After the OC-198 DXpedition, on the way back when I reached Alice
          Springs I freighted the second Honda Generator to Broome and its
          currently in transit. This means we can have a high power SSB
          station, high power CW station and 100W SSB/CW station on the
          air at the same time.
            At the end of next week we all jump on a plane and meet up in
          Perth WA on Friday, November 3rd, and we are on the same flight
          up to Broome later that day.
            So not long now. On behalf of Mike Sr. and Mike Jr. and
          myself, we look forward to giving you another rare IOTA....hope-
          fully a few days after you also work those crazy rockhoppers in
          Liberia!!!!  Cheers Craig
          LAST MINUTE UPDATE: Look for operators Mike/AB5EB, Mike/AD5A
          and Craig/VK5CE to conduct a quick 4 hour operation from Browse
          Island (OC-234) on their journey back to mainland Australia.
          Browse Island OC-234 is a small 35 acre uninhabited island which
          is an important nesting site for Green Turtles and many seabirds.
          It was activated only once before as VK6BM back in 2000 and is
          claimed by 10.2% of chasers. The trio will use the callsign
          VK9AR/6 around 2000 UTC on Saturday, November 11th.
  SA-078.  Operators YL Núria/EA3WL and Josep/EA3BT inform OPDX, "After the
          great success of our last operations from Corn Island (NA-013)
          in Nicaragua as H74B and H74W, and Bijagos Islands (AF-020) in
          Guinea-Bissau as J5B and J5W, we are pleased to finally announce
          our next operation." Look for Josep and Núria to be active as
          5K1B from Mucura Island (San Bernardo Islands), Colombia,
          between November 21-28th. Last operation from this reference
          was in 2008 (more than 9 years ago !!!!). Activity will be on
          80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They will have 1 full
          station: Icom IC-7300, Expert 1.3 FA amp into a EAxbeam (20-6m)
          and wire dipoles (30/40/80m). Watch QRZ.com for updates. Also
          available the QSO Director Tool for checking the online logs
          direct in real time <www.qsodirector.com>, if internet works
          properly, of course! QSL via EA3BT. They will also use Clublog's
          OQRS (preferred). Both operators will be on the air as much as
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For November). The following ISWL club callsigns will
be used throughout the month of November 2017:
  GX4BJC/A - Operated from Clacton on Sea, in Essex, by George, G1IPU,
            (/A WAB Square TM11 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
            George will also use GX4BJC/P from various locations through-
            out the month. His /P WAB square will be given if requested.
  MS1SWL/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 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.qrzcq.com> 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. eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for their awards.
LU, ARGENTINA (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club QRM Belgrano
(LU4AAO) will activate special event station LU4AAO/D  between 1300z,
November 4th, and 0300z, November 5th, from Museo Antartico near Buenos
Aires, to celebrate the Night of Museums. Operations will be on 80/40
meters SSB and 20 meters JT65/FT8/CW. QSL via LU4AAO, direct, by the
Bureau or eQSL. For more details, see:
OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Kim, OH6KZP, will be active (leisurely operation) as
OH0X from Brando Island (EU-002) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or to OH2TA.
P4, ARUBA. Yuri, VE3DZ, is now active as P40T until October 31st. Activity
will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-
Band/High-Power entry. QSL via VE3DZ.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 30th-November 5th).......
Oct/30th AN      Nov/02nd  AN    Nov/04th  AN
Oct/31st AN      Nov/03rd  AN    Nov/05th  AN
Nov/01st AN
    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>:
  The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
  (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
  Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
  benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
  and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
  dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
  new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
  which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.
  Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:
  A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
      Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm
QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF...
  (Will return next week!) <www.qslinfo.eu>
  QSLs for 7Q7BP, 5X1P, 9Q5MRC, 9U5MRC, C91MR, C91MR/3, C96MR, C97MR,
  G3MRC, G3MRC/C9, G3MRC/9Q5, 9X5/G3MRC, Z38/G3MRC, 5H/9Q5MRC and ZB2/G3MRC
  go to QSL Manager Phil, G3SWH. He reports, "As you may heard already,
  Joe, became a Silent Key in May 2017 and I have been passed copies of
  his various logs and a number of outstanding QSL requests by his widow,
  Janet, 7Q7YL. Please visit my Web page at <www.g3swh,org.uk> for where
  you can search the logs of many of the stations that I manage."
  V55A & V51Q QSL ROUTE CHANGE. Dan, N4GNR, reports, "After waiting over
  a year for cards, and especially LOGS, I am forced to remove V55A and
  V51Q as their QSL manager. So NO LOGS, NO CARDS -- I am unable to answer
  any request for these two DX stations. I am so sorry it came to this...
  73, Good Luck Dan N4GNR"
  OK4K, P40EU, PJ4/NT5V, PT9ZE, RI1ANO (AN-010), RI1F (EU-190), SV1CIF,
  SV9CVY, TO0R, VI6BLT50, VK0IR, VK9CZ, VK9MAV (OC-267), VP5/W5CW and
  and UN/UA4WHX
STANDARD TIME. Remember to change your clocks next weekend! Countries who
observe Daylight Saving Time (DST), which took place on Sunday, March
13th, are now expected to move their "local clocks" backward 1 hour on
Sunday, November 5th, from 2:00 AM local time to 1:00 AM. In 2018, Day-
light Saving Time (DST) will again go into effect on Sunday, March 11th,
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.
TF, ICELAND. Siggi, TF3CW, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 28-29th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via LX1NO
direct only. No QSL via Bureau.
V3, BELIZE (Reminder). Robert, DL7VOA, and his XYL will be following the
tracks of the Maya in Central America with their final recreational stay
in Belize. Robert has written permission to use the special callsign V34AO
from Hopkins in Belize between November 18-30th. The QTH will be directly
on the beach of Hopkins with every QSO made viewing over the Caribbean Sea.
As usual, operating will take place in "holiday style" mainly on CW during
the local evening and night hours (maybe some SSB, no digital). Robert
will have his little Elecraft K2 with him running 100 watts into a 10m
fiberglass pole with vertical dipoles on 10/12/15/17/20m, ground-planes
for 30m/40m or an Inverted L for 80m. He will join the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power, with the only focus
on having fun in pile-ups. He states, "The contest weekend will be (mostly)
mine, but during the rest of the time please understand that during day
time there are other important holiday activities to be undertaken with
my wife like relaxing, snorkeling, flying my drone, etc. instead of con-
ducting a 100% DXpedition (which does not mean that I never show up on the
bands during day time). All information (including a link with exact GPS
coordinates and maybe later also some drone videos) can be found on the
Web site:                http://www.qrz.com/db/dl7voa
QSLs V34AO via DL7VOA, by the Bureau or direct.
V4, ST. KITTS (Update/Change). Gary, G0FWX, will once again be active
from the QTH of John, V47JA, at Calypso Bay, St. Kitts (NA-104), but
this time as V47FWX (not V4/G0FWX) between November 8-15th. Activity
will be holiday style (in between sunbathing and the casino) on various
HF bands. QSL via M0URX or the OQRS.
VK9M, MELLISH REEF (Reminder/Update). Operators Dietmar/DL3DXX, Morten/
LB8DC, Robert/N7QT (Team Leader), Brian/N9ADG, Eric/SM1ALH, Hawk/SM5AQD
(Co-Team Leader), Lasse/SM5GLC and David/W5XU (recently added) will be
active as VK9MA from Mellish Reef (OC-072) between November 3-16th. Activity
will be from Heralds-Beacon Islet, the only permanent land in the reef,
on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They plan to have five stations
on the air. QSL via N7QT, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS (STRONGLY
RECOMMENDED), LoTW or eQSL. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL
shortly after the operation. For more details and updates, see:
On October 24th, Rob/N7QT and Brian/N9ADG arrived in Cairns towing about
200 lbs of gear with them. They are buying clothes there in Australia
and started shopping for supplies such as lumber for tent flooring, tents,
buying generators, fuel drums, 1000 liters of fuel, chairs, tables, etc...
The rest of the crew arrives Wednesday, October 25th. Check out the pictures
at:                          http://vk9ma.com/news
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Zev, N2WKS, is now active as VP5/N2WKS
from Harbour Rock, Providenciales Island (NA-002), until October 31st.
Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via LoTW only.
VR, HONG KONG. Alberto, IV3TAN, will once again be active as VR2XAN during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m)
entry. Activity outside of the contest is mostly on the Low Bands (40/
80/160m on CW/SSB). He uses an Icom 756 Pro III with an Icom IC-2KL (400w)
amp into a Crushcraft D4, rotary dipole 10-40 meters and Inverted V Kelman
dipole 80/160 meters. QSL via: Alberto Annesi, 1/F, 7A Nam Shan Road,
Peng Chau Island, Hong Kong.
YB0, INDONESIA. Karsono, YB0NDT, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/High-Power
entry. QSL via LoTW only. No Bureau. No QSL cards.
YJ, VANUATU. Operators Chris/VK2NYA and Mike/VK2BXE will once again be
active as YJ0CA and YJ0MB, respectively, from Port Vila, Efate Island
(OC-035), between November 1-7th. Activity will be on 40 and 20 meters
SSB only. QSL via their home callsigns direct.
ZB2, GIBRALTAR. Robert, M0TTT/ZB2TT, announced that he will be in the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-
Power entry. QSL ONLY via M0URX OQRS (Direct or Bureau) or LoTW.
ZC4, U. K. SOVEREIGN BASE AREAS ON CYPRUS (Reminder). By the time you
read this, Adrian, G0KOM, is expected to once again be active as ZC4MK
and has renewed his ZC4 license for next 12 months. He has not been here
since 1991. Activity will be from the Avdimou Beach between October 27-
31st, which will also include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th),
if he can find a headset/mic. Look for more operations over the next year.
QSL via his home callsign. Read his updates on QRZ.com.
ZM4, NEW ZEALAND. Members of the East Coast Contesters ZM4T/ZM2M Team
will be active using the callsign, ZM4T, in the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 28-29th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are: Alice/
ZL2EM, Holger/ZL3IO, Tom/ZL2MY, Wayne/ZL2WG and Xenia/ZL4YL. QSL via
ZL3IO direct, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. No Bureau QSLs. Visit the
ZM4T Web page at:                http://www.zm4t.com
        The following stations are expected to be active in the
        CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th, 2017)
      Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2017 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/cqs2017.html (By callsign)
          http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqsd2017.html (By entity)
          The CQ World-Wide DX Contest Web page and rules:
  Contest        DXCC      CQZ  Class    QSL
  Callsign      Entity                    Route
3V8SS            Tunisia    33    M/S      LoTW; QSL via LX1NO
3XY4D            Guinea    35    M/?      F5RAV (d)
4L2M            Georgia    21    SOSB 20M  EA7FTR
4L0A            Georgia    21    SOAB      LoTW
4S7AYG          Sri Lanka  22    M/S      M0URX
4S7KLG          Sri Lanka  22    SOAB HP  LoTW; QSL via EA5GL (C/e)
4S7BHG          Sri Lanka  22              OH2BH
4U1A            Austria    15    SOAB HP  UA3DX
4W/OZ1AA        Timor Leste 28    SOAB      OZ1ACB
5X8C            Uganda    37    SO        ON6NL
5Z4/LZ4NM        Kenya      37    SOAB
6Y1LZ            Jamaica    08    M/?      LZ1JZ
6Y4V            Jamaica    08    M/2      LoTW; QSL via W4GE (d)
8P50B            Barbados  09    SOSB 20M  LoTW; QSL via KU9C (C)
8P5A            Barbados  09    SOAB HP  LoTW; QSL via HA1AG
9K2HN            Kuwait    21    M/S      LoTW
9K2K            Kuwait    21    SOAB      LoTW
9Y4D      Trinidad & Tobago 09    SOSB 15M  9Y4D
9Y4W      Trinidad & Tobago 09    M/S
A25A            Botswana  38              NJ0F (d)
A31MM            Tonga      32    SOAB      LoTW; QSL via EA5GL
A44A            Oman      21    M/M      A47RS
A5A              Bhutan    22    M/?      JH1AJT; QSL via (C)
AC2AI/KH2        Guam      27    SOAB      LoTW; QSL via JJ2CJB
AH2R            Guam      27    M/?      LoTW
AH0K        Mariana Islands 27    M/2      LoTW; QSL via OH6GDX (C)
B1Z              China      23    M/?      EA7FTR
B4T              China      23              BA4TB
B7K              China      23              BA4EG
B9K              China      23    M/2      BA4EG
BM0DX            Taiwan    24    M/S      BM2JCC
BV2A/3          Taiwan    24    M/?      QSL via CRA, PO Box 117-254,
                                            Taipei, Taiwan
BW/JL3RDC        Taiwan    24    SOAB LP  JL3RDC
BW/JN3MXT        Taiwan    24    SOAB LP  JN3MXT
BW/JP3PZG        Taiwan    24    SOAB LP  JP3PZG
C4A              Cyprus    20    M/2      LoTW; QSL via 5B4KH (C)
C6ARW            Bahamas    08    SOAB LP  LoTW; QSL via N0HJZ (B/d)
CN2AA            Morocco    33    M/S      LoTW; QSL via UA2FM
CR5SSB          Portugal  14    M/S      CT1EOU
CR3Z            Madeira    33    M/S LP    CT3AB
D4C      Cape Verde Islands 35    SOSB 20M
D4P      Cape Verde Islands 35    SO        LoTW
D4Z      Cape Verde Islands 35    SOSB 15M
DA0WRTC          Germany    14    M/S      DJ9MH
DL/4X1DX        Germany    14    M/?      4X6OM
E44WE            Palestine  20    SOSB 15M  SP9FIH
ED7R            Spain      14    SOAB LP  LoTW; QSL via EA7GX
ED8W        Canary Islands 33    SOSB      EA8DO
EE5T            Spain      14    M/?      EA5URT
EF7T            Spain      14    M/S      EC7AKV
EF9R        Ceuta & Melilla 33    SO        LoTW; QSL via EA5KB
EI6JK            Ireland    14    SOAB      EI6JK
ES9C            Estonia    15    M/2      ES5RY
FG4KH            Guadeloupe 08              F1DUZ
FY5KE        French Guiana 09    M/S      LoTW; QSL via FY1FL (d)
GJ2A            Jersey    14    M/2      LoTW
GU3HFN          Guernsey  14    SOAB LP  GU3HFN (B)
HB0/DL5YM    Liechtenstein 14
HC0E            Ecuador    10    M/M      HC1QRC
IO5O            Italy      15    M/S      IK5RLP
J68GD            St. Lucia  08              LoTW; QSL via K9AW (d)
JT5DX            Mongolia  23    M/2      JT1CO
KH7CW            Hawaii    31    M/S      LoTW; QSL via K2WR (B/d)
KH7M            Hawaii    31    SOAB      KH6ZM
MM1E            Scotland  14    SOAB LP  MM0GOR
OF5Z            Finland    15    M/S      LoTW
OH0X          Aland Island 15    SOAB HP  OH2TA
OP4K            Belgium    14    M/?      LoTW; QSL via OP4K (B/d)
P40T            Aruba      09    SOAB HP  VE3DZ
P40W            Aruba      09    SOAB      LoTW; QSL via N2MM (d & B cards)
P49Y            Aruba      09    SOAB      LoTW; QSL via AE6Y
PJ2T            Curacao    09    M/S      W3HNK
PJ4G            Bonaire    09    M/?      LoTW
PJ4K            Bonaire    09    M/2
PJ4Q            Bonaire    09    M/2      W4PA
PS2T            Brazil    11    SOAB HP  LoTW
PX2A            Brazil    11    M/2
PZ5K            Surinam    09    M/?
SI9AM            Sweden    14    M/?      SM3TIR; QSL also via ON3UN
T8ED            Palau      27    SOAB      LoTW
TF3CW            Iceland    40    SOSB 40M  LX1NO
TF3JB            Iceland    40    SOSB 80M
TK9R            Corsica    15    SOAB      IK8UND
TO5A            Martinique 08    M/2      LoTW; QSL via F5VHJ (d/REF-B/C);
                                            USA QSLs by WA6WPG
V26B      Antigua & Barbuda 08    M/M      LoTW; QSL via KA2AEV (d)
V31VP            Belize    07    SOAB HP  WB0TEV (B/d/C)
V47JA    St. Kitts & Nevis 08    SOAB      LoTW; QSL via W5JON (d)
V51/TA1HZ        Namibia    38    SO        LZ3HI
VA2ZM            Canada    02    M/S      VE2PGI
VE2IDX          Canada    02    SOAB      VE3ZF
VK9CZ        Cocos Keeling 29    M/2      N3SL
VP2MDG          Montserrat 08    M/S      K2DM (d)
VP5W        Turks & Caicos 08    M/?      LoTW; QSL via KD3TB
VR2FUN          Hong Kong  24    M/S      VR2FUN
VR2XAN          Hong Kong  24    SOSB 160M VR2XAN
VY0ERC          Canada    02    M/?      M0OXO
YB0NDT          Indonesia  28    SOSB 15M  LoTW only
YE2A            Indonesia  28    M/?      LoTW
ZB2TT            Gibraltar  14    SOAB LP
ZC4MK            Cyprus SBA 20              G0KOM
ZF2ZE        Cayman Islands 08    SO        LoTW; QSL via NE8Z
ZF9CW        Cayman Islands 08    SOAB      LoTW; QSL via K5GO (d)
ZM4T            New Zealand 32    M/2      LoTW; QSL via ZL3IO
ZX5J            Brazil    11    SOAB      NZ4DX
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only  (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only
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