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Summerside Amateur Radio Club

Sun Mar 29, 2015

The RaDAR Challenge....

The RaDAR Challenge is a unique event aimed at promoting the use of Rapidly Deployable Amateur Radio stations. This challenge is for all licensed radio amateurs and not limited to South Africa.

The RaDAR Challenge will be on the air from 00:00 to 23:59 UTC on Saturday 4 April - 24 hours will give equal opportunity to the international community of RaDAR operators. RaDAR operators can define their own operating time schedule or remain active for the full 24 hours.

All amateur bands are allowed including cross band contacts via amateur radio satellites. Modes - CW, SSB, AM, FM or any legal digital mode. QSOs via terrestrial repeaters will NOT be allowed. The WARC bands can be used considering this is a RaDAR Challenge and not a contest as such. The exchange is your call sign, your name, a RS or RST report, your QTH and grid locator.

Get all the details in the 2015 Blue Book at: www.zs4bfn.co.za/RaDAR.asp

The South African Radio League

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Sat Mar 28, 2015

How to Use An Antenna Analyzer....

In this video Randy Hall K7AGE shows how to use an MFJ 259/269 Antenna Analyzer to check your antenna for SWR and resonance

How To Use An Antenna Analyzer - Basics: https://youtu.be/jOCG6bFGfuE

Watch previous K7AGE videos at: https://www.youtube.com/user/K7AGE/videos

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Future Shop stores closed across Canada, some to become Best Buy....

Update on Future Shop:
* 66 Stores will close, 65 will be converted into Best Buy.
* Stores converting into Best Buy will be closed for 1 week.
* 500 full-time & 1000 part-time positions will be eliminated

Charlottetown Future Shop will re-open next week under the Best Buy name and they will honor Future Shop Gift Cards.

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Fri Mar 27, 2015

OPDX Bulletin #1208....

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters
Network, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, KI2L, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily
DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4DN, AA6YQ, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY,
5B4WN/G0WWW, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com,
DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425
DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OH2BH, ON4ZD/OS0S, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News,
Pete Rayer (ISWL), PS7AB, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ &
ICPO, VE3VID and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX
information.

** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE: This week's bulletin was sent out earlier
than normal to accommodate the late CQWW WPX SSB Contest announcements.
Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing
of the CQWW WPX SSB Contest participants.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Friday, 20th/March, through Friday, 27th/March there were 227
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A,
9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP,
BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4,
DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY,
EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4,
HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6,
J7, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA,
LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4,
PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5,
SV9, T2, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TI9, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2,
UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M,
VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO,
YS, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, 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".

3A90, MONACO. Look for special event station 3A90IARU to be on the air
between April 1st and June 30th. Activity is to celebrate the 90th anni-
versary of IARU. Operations will be on all bands and modes. QSL via
3A2ARM, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

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 WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) 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

4L, GEORGIA. Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active during the CQWW WPX SSB
Contests (March 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??) entry. QSL
via K1BV or LoTW.

5E/CN2, MOROCCO. Mark, M0DXR, will be active as CN2XR from Morocco until
the end of March. QSL via M0DXR direct. He will also join the team that
will be active as 5E5E from the CN2R Casablanca contest station during
the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators
mentioned are Juan/EA8RM, Jorge/EA9LZ, Mark/M0DXR, Mark/LU8EOT, Manu/
LU9ESD, Olli/OH0XX and Jim/W7EJ. QSL via W7EJ. Visit the CN2R Web page
at: http://cn2r.net

6Y, JAMAICA. Marios, 5B4WN/G0WWW, will be active as 6Y4W from Jamaica
(NA-097) during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Single-Op/
All-Band entry. He tells OPDX [edited], "This is a contest expedition by
me. I will be active from Friday 27th to Monday 30th from St. Elizabeth,
Jamaica. In the contest I will be 6Y4W, outside the contest I will be
G0WWW/6Y5. Mostly on HF bands and 40/80 maybe, but unlikely 160m. I will
upload all QSOs to LoTW on my return. If people are desperate for paper
QSLs please use my ClubLog OQRS page either via Bureau or direct. Save
some trees and don't send me paper QSLs please, but if you have to make
them via 5B4WN!"

6Y, JAMAICA. By the time you read this, Darren, VA3EGG, will be active
as 6Y4DX from the Jewel Paradise Cove Resort until mid-April. Activity
will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using a Yaesu 897D with 100 watts
into a tuner with a 46 ft longwire. QSL direct to VA3EGG [SASE Canada
only. All other countries, SAE + 2 USDs]. No E-QSL.

8P, BARBADOS. Tom, W2SC, will be active as 8P5A during the CQWW WPX SSB
Contest (March 28-29th) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via
LoTW or direct to NN1N.

8P, BARBADOS (NA-021). Richard, G3RWL, is once again active as 8P6DR
from here between now and April 15th. Activity will be holiday style on
80-10 meters using CW and some RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct
or by the Bureau using ClubLog's OQRS. See QRZ.com for more QSL info.

9K, KUWAIT. Operators Ahmad/9K2LT, Khalid/9K2HK, Hamad/9K2HN, Essa/9K2HQ,
Yasser/9K2MY, Muhammad/9K2NO, Osama/9K2OD, Ahmad/9K2QA, Basil/9K2RX,
Marco/HB9CAT, Nick/HB9EFK and Ludovic/HB9EOU will be active as 9K2HN
during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (march 28-29th) as a Multi-2 entry.
QSL via 9K2HN, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW. Visit the 9K2HN's Blog
page at: http://www.9k2hn.com

AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. YL operator Mami, JP3AYQ, will once again be active
as AH0YL from Saipan Island (OC-086, USI NI-002S, WLOTA 1333) between
March29th and April 1st. Activity will be holiday style on 40-6 meters
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via JP3AYQ, direct, by the
Bureau (SLOW), LoTW and eQSL. An OQRS will be available on ClubLog.

C2, NAURU. Operators Ernoe/DK2AMM, Guenter/DL2AWG, Hans/DL6JGN and Ron/
PA3EWP are now active as C21EU from Nauru (OC-031) until April 4th.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and possibly PSK.
They will have two K3 with two 600w amps into a 5 band Spiderbeams and
some verticals. QSL via DL2AWG. If possible, they will upload their log
daily to ClubLog.

CASS AWARD (Press Release) [edited]. Nigel Cawthorne has won the 2014
Single-Operator Cass Award. The Cass Award encourages DXpedition operating
excellence. While QRV from the island of Tristan da Cunha as ZD9XF in
September 2014, Nigel, G3TXF, worked 9314 unique stations during the first
14 days of his one-man DXpedition, demonstrating an outstanding effort to
log as many DXers as possible and setting a new Single-Operator Cass Award
record.
Club Log founder Michael, G7VJR, presented Nigel with his plaque and
prize at the CDXC Annual Dinner is on March 21st. Here's a photo of Nigel
(on the left) receiving his award from Michael:
Low resolution: http://www.cassaward.com/G3TXF_G7VJR.jpg
High resolution: http://1drv.ms/1BqSlKl
Presented annually, the Cass Award encourages DXpeditions to maximize
the number of DXers worked with a $1000 prize for the Single-Operator
DXpedition that works the most unique callsigns over a two-week interval.
This award honors the wisdom and spirit of Cass WA6AUD (SK), whose stories
in the West Coast DX Bulletin taught a generation of DXers that DX IS!
Congratulations to Nigel, G3TXF, on his achievement in winning this
year's award. If you're interested in competing for or contributing to
the 2015 Cass Award, visit .

D4, CAPE VERDE. Peter, SM6MCW, is now active as D44TBO from Cape Verde.
The length of his stay is unknown. Activity has been on 30/20/15/12/10
meters on CW. QSL via SM6MCW.

D4, CAPE VERDE. Alexander, HB9FDT, will be active as D44TDK from Santa
Maria, Sal Island (AF-086), between April 16-24th. Activity will be on
20/15/10 meters. QSL via his home callsign.

E2, THAILAND. Members of the Thailand DX Association (HSDXA) will be
active as E2X during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a
Multi-Single/High-Power entry. QSL via E20GMY. Visit the HSDXA FaceBook
page or Web page at: http://www.facebook.com/hsdxa
http://www.qsl.net/hsdxa/index1.htm

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. "The Daily DX" reports that operators Doug/W6HB
and Brad/W0VFT will be active as E51DLD and E51VFT, respectively, from
the QTH of Andy/E51AND/E50A and Jim/E51JD on Rarotonga Island between
May 17-23rd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters. QSL via the operator's
home callsign.

EF8, CANARY ISLANDS. Mauri, EA8CMX/OHBYS, will be active as EF8S during
the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band
(20m) entry. QSL via OH2BYS.

EI, IRELAND. An international group made up of Polish, Ukranian, Irish
and Russian contesters will be active as EI1Y from Co. Kildare, Ireland
(EU-115), during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th). QSL via EI5JQ.

FO/M, MARQUESAS ISLANDS. Alan, F6BFH, is currently active as FO/F6BFH from
Tahiti, French Polynesia, until March 27th or 28th. He will then leave
and be active from Nuku Hiva Island (OC-027) until around April 5th.
Activity will be on 20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW and SSB. Suggested
frequencies are: CW : 14045, 18085, 21045, 24895 and 28045 kHz
SSB : 14270, 18145, 21270, 24970 and 28470 kHz
QSL via F6BFH, direct or by the Bureau (for Bureau QSLs, don't send QSL,
just provide the QSOs informations via E-mail to: f6bfh@f6bfh.net ).

FW, WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS (Update). Jean-Gabriel, F4CIX, is now active
as FW1JG from Mata’utu (the capital of Wallis and Futuna) on Wallis Island
since November 2014. Activity is on 40/20/15/12/10 meters using SSB and
the Digital modes (RTTY, BPSK31-63, JT65). He is equipped with a FT-857
transceiver w/100 watts into a multi-dipole antenna. QSL only direct
(see QRZ.com).

IOTA NEWS..............
AS-172. Members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC), Vasily/R7AL and
Vasily/R6AL, will be active as R7AL/0 from Malminskiye Islands
(RRA RR-13-11), (which is a very rare island group located in
the Sea of Okhotsk, and claimed only by 8.3% of IOTA partici-
pants) for 3 days sometime between August 8-16th. These Rocks
are located far away from civilization, the nearest and only
one settlement is Ayan, 40 Km. away from the Rocks. Since there
is no vessel available, the only way to land on the Rocks is
by a small fishing motorboat. It will take two trips (80 Km)
to deliver all the equipment and operators to the island.
Flights to Ayan are not regular and depends on weather conditions
(heavy fogs almost 6 days a week), but if the weather is
unfavorable, they state that the operators will wait as long
as they can. Their plans are for a 500 watts station into a VDA
and Vertical antennas. Since this is an IOTA expedition, focus
will be on 2 bands only. They voted for 20 and 17 meters, but
it's not confirmed yet and a subject for discussion. Modes
will be CW and SSB only. QSL via the OQRS on ClubLog for both
direct and Bureau cards. Direct QSL are via R6AL with SAE and
2 USDs. Any NEWS/UPDATES will be published on their Web site
which is still under construction at: http://as172.yolasite.com

EU-008. Members of the Camb-Hams will once again be active as GS3PYE/P
from the Isle of Mull between May 15-22nd. The Camb-Hams have
been activating the Scottish Isles each year since 2008 and
will be traveling to the Grasspoint, Isle of Mull, in the
Scottish Inner Hebrides in 2015. Ten operators will be active
on all bands and many modes from 4m to 80m, 2m & 70cm for
Satellites and 2m & 23cm for EME. The HF bands will be covered
by four simultaneous stations, while the 6m & 4m stations will
have a great take-off towards the UK and Europe from the island's
eastern edge in IO76EJ square. All stations will be able to run
at the full UK power limit. EME operations will use 150W to 55
elements on 23cm and 400W to 17 elements on 2m, primarily on
JT65 but also available for CW skeds - if your station is big
enough. Satellite operations on 2m & 70cm will use X-Quad anten-
nas and a fully automatic Az/El tracking system. Activity is
planned on AO-7 (mode B), VO-52, FO-29, SO-50 & AO-73. All the
up-to-date plans and progress will be on .
Most importantly, this is a group of good friends doing what
they enjoy, so please give them a call and enjoy the trip with
them. Active on the major social networks before, during and
after the trip, you can check on progress and interact with the
operators via their blog or through Twitter,
Facebook and YouTube [links below]. Please check their Web page
for details on how to arrange skeds on the more challenging
bands, modes, VHF and EME. All links are available via:
http://dx.camb-hams.com
QSL via OQRS (info on QRZ.com) or M0VFC direct or via bureau.



NA-143. Joe, K5KUA, will once again be active as K5KUA/5 from Galveston
Island (USI TX-001S, Galveston County, Texas) between March
27-30th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, CW only, as time
permits. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

OC-237. Adhi, YB3MM, will be active as YB3MM/P from Gili Genting Island
during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Single-Op/
Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via IZ8CCW, direct, by the Bureau,
ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.

ISWL CALLSIGNS (For April). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of April 2015:

GX4BJC/A - Operated from Clacton on Sea, in Essex, by George, G1IPU.
(/A WAB Square TM11 - England, IOTA EU-005 and WLOTA 1841).
George will also operate as GX4BJC/P during the month and
will give his WAB square if requested.

MX1SWL/A - Operated from Cleethorpes ne Lincolnshire, by Dave,-M0KWK.
(/A WAB Square TA20 - England, IOTA EU-005 and WLOTA 1841).

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 or or via .
NO LoTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see
for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for
their awards.

J7, DOMINICA. Bob, KI2L, is now active as J79KL from Jungle Bay resort on
Dominica Island until mid-Saturday morning (6:30 AM local time). He
informs OPDX, "I'll be operating on 20m at 14200 kHz (+/-0.010 for QRM)
during the day and wherever I can find space on 40m in the evenings after
dinner." QSL via his home callsign.

OH0, EASTERN ALAND ISLANDS. Martti, OH2BH, will travel to Aland Islands on
Friday, March 27th, and will be on the air as OH0B for the CQWW WPX SSB
Contest. Probably as a 15m mono-band entry. He will also do some pro-
pagation testing to West Coast USA on Saturday morning, 0330 and 0430 UTC
on 7030 KHz, before 15m is opening up. OH0B QSL via OH2BH. OH0X was active
from the same QTH during both ARRL DX (CW & SSB) Contests plus the RRDXC
contest by Kim, OH6KZP. QSL OH0X via OH2TA.

OZ90, DENMARK. Operators Kim/OZ1JUX, Jan/OZ1ADL and possibly others will
be active as OZ90IARU during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as
a Multi-2 entry. QSL via info on QRZ.com. ADDED NOTE: OZ90IARU will be
active until December 31st. For more details see OPDX.1199 or visit the
Web page at: http://www.oz90iaru.dk/qsl.htm

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (March 30th-April 5th)....
Mar/30th HN Apr/02nd AN Apr/04th AN
Mar/31st AN Apr/03rd HN Apr/05th AN
Apr/01st 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 :
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.

PS70, BRAZIL (Special Event). Rony, PS7AB, will activate special event
station PS70FEB between April 1-30th. Activity is to celebrate the 70th
anniversary of World War II and to remember the importance of PEACE. The
special callsign is also in honor to all who participated in the war,
especially the Brazilian Expeditionary Force - FEB, on the battlefields
in Italy. Operations will be on 40/20/17/15/10 meters using SSB and CW/
Digital. QSL via PS7AB, direct (2 USDs), by the Bureau, eQSL or LoTW. A
special certificate will be sent in 2016 via E-mail to stations who made
contacts with at least 10 Special Event Stations by mode (SSB, CW or
Digital), or mixed (3 modes). Each month in 2015, Ronaldo will activate
a different callsign and also send 12 different QSLs. PS70FEB is the
fourth special event station to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the
end of World War II in 2015. For more details, see:
http://qrz.com/db/ps70feb

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (March 27th)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
4K6FO via DC9RI DC0LGST via DF0CK PH65PH via PA7HPH
5J0B via LU1FM DU1/OE1SGU via OE1SGU PJ4/NK8O via NK8O
5B4AJC via UA3DX EH1CM via EA1RKA PY90IARU via PY2ZZZ
8P6DR via G3RWL EH5DCE via EA5RKB TF/DL2JRM via DL2JRM
9Y4NW via EB7DX HL2/F4AAR via 6K2EJJ TO4C via M0OXO
A43SJIT via A47OS J79KL via KI2L UN7MMM via EA7FTR
A61CK/M via IZ8CLM JW9JKA via LA9JKA (d) UP44WFF via UN6GAO (d/L/e)
B3/DL8UI via DL8UI M5E via G0CKV VK9N/VK7YUM via VK7YUM
C21EU via DL2AWG P3N via RW3RN VP2MQT via N7QT
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only
(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only

QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5B4AGN, 5Z4LS, 9A1UN, 9Q0HQ, A45XR, ER1MM,
GP0STH, HB9DQL, HC1WDT, IO5O, JM1XCW, LU7YZ, NH7A, OK2TS, T30D, TO5A,
UA6JZ, V21ZG (NA-100), V5/G3TXF, VK4HQ, VP2MEL and VP2MPA

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 9M6XRO, B9/BY9GA, C6AUM, CR2A, EP6T, FT4TA,
OF9X, OJ0AM, P3F, PJ4DX, SU9VB, TX4A, VK9DLX and VK9LC

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: J48A, SV5DKL, SV9AHZ, SV9COL, SV9/SV1AVD,
SV9/SV1DPI, SX5R, SY1AKE and SZ3P

S7, SEYCHELLES. Stan, EI6DX, will be active as S79OWZ from Mahé Island
(AF-024) between July 7-18th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10
meters using CW and SSB. Equipment is a K3 transceiver with an ACOM
1000 amp into a CrankIR vertical with elevated radials installed on the
beach.. QSL via RX3RC, by the Bureau or direct. For more details and
updates, watch: http://www.ei6dx.com

TK, CORSICA. Alex, IW5ELA, will be active as TK/IW5ELA from Calvi between
April 4-9th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using mainly
CW. Operations will be 100 watts into a vertical antenna. No QSL requests
needed. Every contact will be confirmed by Bureau. QSL via IW5ELA. For
direct requests, read QRZ.com.

VK9C, COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS (Clarification of OPDX.1107). [We forgot to
mention last week that the following operation will take place next year.]
Operators Lars/LB2TB, Rune/LA6YIA, Bjorn/LB1GB and Morten/LA9DFA plan to be
active as VK9CK (pending) from Cocos (Keeling) Island (OC-003) between March
14-26th, 2016. The team is calling themselves the "Dipper DXers". Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. The focus will be 160/80
meters. They state, "Plans are for beams for the high bands and verticals/
Inv. L for the lower bands. We will bring amplifiers!" QSL via their OQRS
on ClubLog (preferred) or via their QSL Manager LA6OP, direct or by the
Bureau. Log will be uploaded to the LoTW as soon as possible after the
DXpedition. For more details and updates, see: http://dipperdx.com/cocos2016

VQ9, CHAGOS ISLANDS. Reports indicate that Bob, DU7ET, who is now based at
Diego Garcia (AF-006) for the next three months, and is now active as VQ9ET.
Activity has been on 17 meters CW using a FT-857D and into a simple antenna.
Look for him to be on the air again starting in April. QSL via DU7ET.

YB, INDONESIA. Hans, YB2DX, will be active during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest
(March 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to
his home callsign.

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Steve, G3ZVW, will once again be active as ZD8N
from Georgetown between April 9-21st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters
using CW, SSB, the Digital modes using 100 watts and wire antennas. This
will be a work trip, so activity will be evenings, weekends and early
mornings. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

ZL7, CHATHAM ISLANDS. Operators John/ZL1BYZ, David/ZL1DK and John/ZL1ALZ
will be active as ZL3E from Kaingaroa, Chatham Island (OC-038), between
April 3-15th. Activity will be on with two stations, 40-10 meters and
using CW, SSB and RTTY. Internet access permitting logs will be uploaded
to ClubLog daily, and LoTW after initial log checking on their return to
Auckland. The preferred QSL route is via ClubLog's OQRS for both direct
and Bureau requests. Direct QSLs are via ZL1ALZ: John Balsillie, 48 Fraser
Road, Pokeno 2471, New Zealand. Log enquiries go to John, ZL1ALZ at:
gibit@xtra.co.nz
Log search: https://secure.clublog.org/charts/?c=ZL7E

ZL7, CHATHAM ISLANDS. Alain "Al", F8FUA (5U7NU, 9J2AE, TZ6NU, XT2BR, Z21KM),
will once again be active as ZL7/F8FUA from Chatham Islands (OC-038)
between May 7-13th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and
RTTY. This will be a light operation using a K3 and a Buddipole. There
will be NO Internet access in the "shack". He will upload log to LoTW
and ClubLog whenever possible. Paper QSL cards are not printed yet!
(expected in April 2015) No need to send your QSL card before April!
QSL via F8FUA, direct (w/SAE + 2 USDs or 1 IRC [new one!]), by the
Bureau or LoTW. NO eQSL!

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The following stations are expected to be active in the
CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th, 2015)
Contest Rules: http://www.cqwpx.com/rules.htm
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Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2015 CQWW WPX SSB Contest.
For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxs2015.html (By callsign)
http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxsd2015.html (By entity)
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Contest DXCC Class QSL
Callsign Entity Route
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3G1B Chile M/S HA1AG
3V8SS Tunisia SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via LX1NO
4L8A Georgia SOSB LoTW; QSL via K1BV
4X7R Israel M/S 4X6OM
5E5E Morocco M/2 W7EJ
5J0B San Andres Island LU1FM
6Y4W Jamaica SOAB LoTW; QSL via (C)
7QAA Malawi M/? LoTW; QSL via N7RO
8P5A Barbados SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via NN1N
9A73A Croatia SOAB HP 9A2RD
9K2GS Kuwait SOAB LoTW
9K2HN Kuwait M/2 LoTW; See QRZ.com
9M2M West Malaysia M/2 See QRZ.com
BP0P Taiwan M/S BP0P
CE3WW Chile M/2 XQ4CW
CQ3L Madeira SO DJ6QT
CT9/UA9CDC Madeira UA9CDC
E2X Thailand M/S E20GMY
ED1B Spain M/S LoTW
EE5T Spain M/S LoTW
EF8S Canary Islands SOSB 20M OH2BYS
H27A Cyprus RW3RN
HI3K Dominican Republic M/S KB2MS
HI3TEJ Dominican Republic SOAB LP LoTW; See QRZ.com
HO1C Panama M/S HP1CQ
HR2WW Honduras SOAB HP KD4POJ
J42T Greece M/2 LoTW
JD1BOW Ogasawara JA0JHQ
KP4RV Puerto Rico SOSB 15M LoTW; QSL via AI4U
L47H Argentina M/S EA5KB
LQ4D Argentina M/S LoTW
LY4A Lithuania M/2 LY4A
NP2P US Virgin Islands SOAB LoTW
OG9X Finland M/2 LoTW
OH0B Aland Islands SO OH2BH
OZ90IARU Denmark M/2 OZ5E
P3N Cyprus SOAB HP RW3RN
P49V Aruba M/? NU4N
PA6V Netherlands M/S PA6V
PD9X Netherlands M/2 LoTW
PJ4Z Bonaire M/S K4BAI
PJ7PL Sint Maarten SO LP WA1ZAM
PR70FEB Brazil SO HP LoTW; QSL via PS7AB (B/d)
PV7M Brazil SOAB PT7ZT
R35MWC Russia (Europe) SOAB HP R9XC
RQ3R Russia (Europe) SOAB LP LoTW
SX9C Crete M/2 LoTW
T7DX San Marino QSL via ARRSM Radio Club (*)
TO4C Martinique SOAB M0OXO
V6Z Micronesia M/2 N3SL
YB2DX Indonesia SOAB LoTW; QSL via YB2DX (d)
YB3MM/p Indonesia SOAB IZ8CCW
YB0NDT Indonesia SOSB 40M LoTW
YC8ROP Indonesia SOSB 15M LoTW
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only
(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only
(*) PO Box 77, 47890 San Marino (via Italy)

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