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We proberen regelmatig een lijst te publiceren van de meest gangbare DX-stations die dan aktief zijn. Dit keer week 42 2019


3B8, MAURITIUS (Update/Callsign Change).

It would seem that the callsign has been changed for the upcoming CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) Mauritius (AF-049) Multi-Multi operation. Look for operators to sign 3B8M (not 3B8MU as first announced). Operators mentioned are: Olof/G0CKV, David/K1ZZ, Denny/KX7M, Rich/N6AA, Martin/N6VI and Arthur/W6XD. Look for activity before and after the contest on the low bands. QSL via LoTW or M0OXO. The team is expected to be there between November 18-29th. No other details were provided.


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 26-27th) 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


Alex, KU1CW, will be active as 3W9A from Ho Chi Minh City between October 20-28th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using all modes and including the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/ Low-Power entry. QSL via KU1CQ, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.

3Y0I BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). The following was posted on the Rebel DX Group's Web page (https://www.rebeldxgroup.com/), dated October 13th: Dom is working on Rebel projects in Fiji and will return to Poland at some point where he will send out 3D2CR QSL cards.

  After 200K of our private money spent from the Rebel Team's first attempt at Bouvet, we have recently decided we will no longer "self fund" the cost of fuel for any second attempt. We expect the cost of fuel for attempt #2 to be near or at 80K. If we can raise 80K, a Rebel Team will go.....

   The Rebel Team


Operator Gia, 4L4WW, will be active as 4L0A from Obcha (Western Georgia) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via LoTW. He states, "PLEASE do not send QSL cards direct to him".

4L, GEORGIA. Mamuka Kordzakhia, 4L2M, President of the National Associ- ation Radio Amateurs of Georgia (NARG), will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry.

QSL via 4L2M.


Ali, EP3CQ, will once again be active as 6O1OO starting October 22nd for one month. Activity will be limited to his spare time because he works for the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in Mogadishu. Operations are usually on 80/40/30/20/17/15/10/6 meters (mostly on 40/20meters FT8) using SSB and FT8. Ali informs OPDX that he has updated his QRZ.com page and is looking for some equipment donations. He posted the following on his QRZ.com page: "Due to the harsh weather conditions super (hot, humid, windy and, salty) there is a necessity to change the equipment antennas, wires, UPS and defect RF units (due to overheat), I need and rely on your donations to keep the station running. Sponsors and equipment donors, please contact me (EP3CQ) directly."

  REMINDER: Effective as of February 11, 2019, the callsign, 6O1OO, has been accepted for DXCC credit. QSL direct to: Ali Solhjoo, Schnacken- burgstr. 3, Berlin 12159, Germany. QSL cards will be replied to on a bi-monthly basis. IRC's are not accepted. See QRZ.com for more info and picture of his station. Flash news will be posted via Twitter: @ep3cq


Tom, W2SC, will once again be active as 8P5A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Look for him to do casual operating and testing before and after the contest on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW or direct to HA1AG (not NN1N).


Tommy, DL8KX, will be active as 8Q7KX from Baa Atoll (AS-013) between November 10-17th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/15/10 meters and will be only CW. QSL via his home callsign or ClubLog's OQRS.


Operators Kurt/DF4XX (9H3FX), Olaf/DL4HG (9H3OG) and Holger/ DL5XAT (9H3TX) will be active as 9H3TX from Gozo Island (EU-023) during CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi/2 entry. QSL via DL5XAT, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW. Operators will be there between November 21-26th. Look for operators to be active outside of the contest using their own 9H callsigns. QSL via their home callsign.


John, 9H1XT, will be active as 9H6A from Xghajra during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via 9H1XT direct or LoTW.

AAW 2020. Gianni,

I1HYW, reports the following [edited]: "The Antarctic Activity Week (AAW) is celebrating every year since 2003. The 17th Edition of the AAW will take place between February 10-17th, 2020.

  Purpose of the A.A.W. is to increase world wide interest around the Antarctic Continent and its related matters, with the aim of staying close to the researchers and personnel who are spending their time away from home and families, studying the Antarctic life and its secrets.

Addition purpose is to share what Nations and Organizations are doing to protect this still non contaminated corner of the world, to share a message of peace WW.

  Normally we did run the AAW on the last week of February, in concomi- tance with the 22nd of February, when the Argentines rejoice the Argentine's Antarctica Day (DIA DE LA ANTARTIDA ARGENTINA see www.marambio.aq ), but this year we did anticipate the date, in order to leave our Argentinean friends the full focus on their event.

  Launching the 17th AAW, WAP (Worldwide Antarctic Program), invites all Radio Amateurs (OMs & SWLs) around the world, Clubs and Organizations as well as other important groups and individual operators WW to join and share with us, this initiative.

  All stations will qualify for WAP WADA and WAP ASEA (Antarctic Special events Award).

  Again our intention is to draw your attention to the Antarctic Continent, and AAW is the unique event WW where Hams (in any corners of the world, and not necessarily in Antarctica) wish to celebrate and improve World- wide interest around the Icy Continent.

  Check (http://www.waponline.it/antarctic-activity-week/aaw-2020/) to see a dedicated page and who the operators will be, as they sign up.

  73, Gianni I1HYW



Seba, SQ1SGB, will be active as CE9/SQ1SGB and HF0ANT from Halley VI British Antarctic Research Station and the Polish Henryk Arctowski Station on King George Island (AN-010, WLOTA LH-0312), respectively, between December 20th and February 8th. Activity will mainly be in 40/20 meters using SSB and the Digital modes (FT8/JT65).

QSL via his home callsign direct only.


Operators Robert/9A5E, Petar/9A6A, Stefano/IK2QEI, Matteo/ IK2SGC, Davide/IZ2ZOT, Jaroslava/OK1ARI, Jiri/OK1DO, Petr/OK1FFU, OK1JTK, Jiri/OK1RI, Vaclav/OK1VVT, Norbert/OM6NM, Spiros/SV8CS and YL Anna/SV8NAC will be active as CN3A from Safi during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October

26-27th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via LoTW or via IK2OHG. Visit their

Web page at:      http://www.facebook.com/pages/CN3A/112969535390789

CO0, CUBA (Special Event/Contest Op).

Look for special event station CO0CB to be active from Bariay starting October 26th to October 29th. Activity is to celebrate the meeting between two cultures when Christopher Columbus landed in Cuba for the very first time back in 1492. Operations will be on all bands, CW, SSB and FT8, and including a possible entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 267-27th). QSL via CO8NDZ.

CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Press Release).

Murray, WA4DAN, sent out the following press release Sunday morning: "I will be heading to Sable Island this morning to meet with the on-island staff of Parks Canada to discuss details of our upcoming 2020 CY0 DXpedition. The flight scheduled for October 19th was canceled due to water on the sand landing area on the island. I also plan to test propagation on 20 meters for a couple of hours.

  I am also scheduled to meet with the Parks Canada, Sable Island manager Monday afternoon in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This meeting will be to determine the number of ops we will be allowed to take on the 2020 CY0 DXpedition.

We will also try to fine tune the dates for the DXpedition.

  The 2020 CY0 DXpedition team would like to thank Parks Canada for working with us on this venture. Very soon we will establish a CY0 website with all of the details for the DXpedition."


Members of the Mediterraneo DX Club (MDXC) will be active as D68CCC from Comoros Island (AF-007) between October 21st and November 2nd.  Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including 30/17/12m, using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. For suggested frequencies, see OPDX.1430. QSL via IK2VUC, by the Bureau, direct or OQRS. For more details

and updates, see:            http://www.mdxc.org/d68ccc

Also their FaceBook page:    https://www.facebook.com/d68ccc

EA9, MELILLA (Bird Op).

Philippe, EA4NF, will be active as EA9/EA4NF from Melilla (IM85) on the satellites between November 18-21st. This is a very small Spanish territory located in Northern Africa and a very rare GRID.

It is listed as one of the Most Wanted SAT DXCC. Portable activation will be with a FT818 and a FT817ND operating in full Duplex with an Alaskan Arrow Antenna. FM and Linears. QSL via LoTW. Keep an eye on Philippe's Twitter feed for further updates and passes: https://twitter.com/EA4NF_SAT


Jorge, EA9LZ, will be active as EF9Z from Ceuta during the CQWW DX CW Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW and EA5KB.


Philippe, F1DUZ, is once again active as FG4KH from Guadeloupe (NA-102) until October 29th. Activity will be on 80/40/

20/1715/12/10 meters using SSB and FT8. He will also be on in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-257th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.


Didier, F6BCW, will once again be active as FO/F6BCW from French Polynesia, but this time from Huahine Island (OC-067) between October 25-30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (depending on the propagation) using CW only. Didier will be watching via LP and SP for Europe according to the propagation.

  From November 3rd, Didier will be at Hiva Oa Island (OC-027) in the Marquesas Island in preview to prepare for the TX7T DXpedition (see OPDX.1435). Next possibility, Didier will try to be active from Hiva Oa with the callsign FO/F6BCW on November 4-5th and between November 19-25th, on 40 and 20m. The beginning of the TX7T DXpedition will take place between November 6-17th, with activity on 160-10 meters. See the Web site:

                            http://marquesas2019.com QSL FO/F6BCW via F6BCW direct (w/3 USDs) to: Didier CADOT, 180 rue du Moulin de la coudre - 71440 TRONCHY FRANCE. QSL TX7T via Tim Beaumont, M0URX.


Operators Larry/K1ZW and Rob/N7QT will be active as H40KT and H40TT, respectively, from Pigeon Island (OC-065) between November 14-26th. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. QSL via M0URX or OQRS. Look for more details to be forthcoming.


Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD, will be active as HC1MD/2 from Ballenita, the Provincia de Santa Elena, Ecuador, and from the Farallon Dillon Light- house (ARLHS ECU-017)[arlhs.com], Capay on Hill, between October 27th- November 9th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters (14270 kHz SSB for light- house hunters) using CW, SSB and FT8, and the equipment to be used is a TT-857D into a Spider Vertical (40/30/20/17m). QSL via K8LJG and LoTW after the trip.


Uwe, DL8UD, will once again be active as HC5M from Cuenca during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All- Band/High-Power/Assisted entry. Before and after the contest, Uwe will operate on 160-10 meters, including the 30/17/12m bands, using CW and SSB. QSL via DL8UD, direct or by the Bureau.


In mid-December, operators Marco/IK5SQX (aka DK5SQX) and Nicola/IZ7ZNZ will be among a group of Italian Researchers on their way to Concordia Station (WAP MNB-03) where they plan to stay until February 2020. Activity (when time permits) will be mostly on 20 meters SSB, possibly afte January 5th. Nothing sure about the callsign they are going to use from there, maybe IA0DC... Read the full details at the WAP

Web site:                      http://www.waponline.it


The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster

DX Bulletin No. 1435

BID: $OPDX.1435

October 14, 2019

Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW