The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1238
November 2, 2015
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written From Strongsville, OH
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters
Network, ARRL Letter, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, WB2YQH, NG3K & ADXO,
W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8ME, K8PT, K8YSE,
W8GEX & 60m News, CO8ZZ, 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, I2YSB, IK7JWY, JA8BMK,
OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete Rayer (ISWL), PY2KP, RSGB IOTA Web Site,
Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the
following DX information.
**** EDITOR'S COMMENT: If you were on Daylight Saving Time (DST), did
you remember to turn your clock back an hour?
See below 'Standard Time'.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 25th/October, through Sunday, 1st/November there were 233
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B6, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V,
3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y,
7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5,
A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3,
CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E4, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK,
EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FR, FS, FW, FY, G,
GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP,
HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, 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, SM, SP,
ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN,
TR, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE,
VK, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YK,
YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, 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'.
2015 FD RESULTS ARE IN!! The results of the 2015 June ARRL Field Day
are now available at:
There were a total of 2720 stations listed/submitted entries for this
3W, VIETNAM (Reminder). The Mediterraneo International Dx Club Team is
now active as 3W3MD from Da Nang City until November 9th. The inter-
national team lead by Antonio/IZ8CCW and Gabriele/I2VGW are also expected
to activate Cham Island (AS-162 - claimed only by 17% of IOTA chasers)
as 3W3MD/P sometime during this period for 3-4 days with two stations
and a couple of antennas to give this reference to many IOTA chasers as
possible. The rest of the team (19 skilled DX operators coming from 9
countries) will be on air from the beach of Da Nang with five stations
24 hours around the clock. According to the evaluations that they have
done, they are confident to give to a lot of DXers the possibility to
work this country on the Low Bands, WARC and especially on the Digital
modes. QSL Manager for direct/Bureau/OQRS cards goes to IK2VUC:
Giuliano Mondini, PO BOX 10, 21052 Busto Arsizio (VA), ITALY. LoTW files
will be uploaded by the end of May 2016. For any further news and updates
please visit the official Web site at: www.mdxc.org/3w3md
3XY, GUINEA (Update). Members of the Italian DXpedition Team will be active
as 3XY1T from the Los Islands (AF-051, WW Loc. IJ39cl) between February 18th
and March 4th (2016). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY. Their official DXpedition's Web site <www.i2ysb.com/idt>
has a dedicated 3XY1T 'Needs & Wants Survey' form available on it. The
results will be used in the planning of activity on the various bands.
However, activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. The
suggested frequencies were listed in OPDX.1228. Current list of operators
are Silvano/I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/
IK2HKT, Mac/JA3USA, Gino/IK2RZP and Alfeo/I1HJT. The team is looking for
funds (see Web page for details). QSL via I2YSB direct only. An OQRS will
be available on their Web site.
4W, TIMOR LESTE. Toshi, JA8BMK, will be active as 4W/JA8BMK from Timor
Leste between November 2-9th. Activity will be only on 80/40 meters using
mainly CW with a K2 into dipole/vertical. QSL via JA8BMK direct only.
5K, SAN ANDRES. A Polish team has announced that they will be active as
5K0P from San Luis, San Andres Island (NA-033), sometime in the beginning
of March 2016. Stay tuned for more details.
6W, SENEGAL. Earl, WA3DX, will be active from different areas around
Senegal between December 26th and January 12th. Activity will be limited
as time permits from the following areas: Dakar as 6W1/WA3DX, Mbao as
6W7/WA3DX, Kaolack as 6W6/WA3DX and Saloum Islands (not IOTA) as 6W6/WA3DX.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB. QSL via WA3DX.
9H, MALTA. Henning, OZ1BII, will be active as 9H3EE from Malta (EU-023)
between November 24-30th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters with an
emphasis on 30/17/12 meters using CW only. He also plans to be in the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry. QSL via OZ1BII or ClubLog. For more details and updates, see:
CARIBBEAN TOUR. Mike, DF8AN, will activate two Caribbean Islands during
the first half of November. His tentative schedule is as follows:
November 4-13th -- Saba Island (NA-145, WFF PAFF-027, WLOTA 2043);
signing as PJ6/DF8AN or possibly PJ6 callsign.
November 13-16th -- Sint Maarten Island (NA-105); signing as PJ7/DF8AN
or possibly PJ7 callsign.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using 100 watts with an Alinco DX70
operating CW and SSB. His second station will be a FT-817 with 5 watts
operating RTTY and PSK31. Look for him to be in the Ukrainian DX Contest
(November 7-8th). QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau. NO
eQSL or LoTW.
CARIBBEAN TOUR. Operators Toshi/JA1ELY, Yuki/JH1NBN and Hal/JR4OZR will
activate two Caribbean Islands during the last half of November. Their
tentative schedule is as follows:
November 13-18th -- Anguilla (NA-022); signing as VP2ELY.
November 19-25th -- Sint Maarten Island (NA-105); using a PJ7 callsign
which is still pending.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. The trio
plans to have two 500 watt stations on the air as well as an entry in
the Japan International DX SSB Contest (November 14-15th). QSL via JA1ELY
direct only. NO JA Bureau QSLs. They plan to upload logs daily to ClubLog,
and upload to LoTW after the operation.
CN40, MOROCCO. Moroccan operators will be able to sign with the 'CN40'
prefix with their own suffix between November 3-8th to celebrate the 40th
anniversary of ' The Green March' <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Marc=
ADDED NOTE: Operators from the A.R.R.A.M Club (CN8MC), Mohamed/CN8KD,
Kacem/CN8LR, Hassane/CN8ZG, Hassan/CN8SG, M'Hamed/CN8NK, Bouker/CN8IG
and others will be active as CN40MV during this celebration. QSL via
CO0, CUBA. Members of the Holgu=EDn Filial of FRC, were active with the
callsign CO0EDC between October 27-30th. Activity was to celebrate the
523th anniversary of Cristobal Colon arrival to America. Activity was on
all HF bands. QSL via RW6HS direct only.
GD6, ISLE OF MAN. Chris, GM3WOJ (ZL1CT), will once again be active as
GD6IA from the contest station <www.gd6ia.com/> on the I.O.M.
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-
Band/High-Power entry. QSL via GD6IA, direct only to: GD6IA, PO Box 1,
PEEL City, Isle of Man IM5 1XG, British Islands. No QSL Bureau - =
No eQSL - No LoTW.
GJ/MJ, JERSEY. Operators Craig/K3PLV and Pete/K8PT will be active as
MJ/K3PLV and MJ/K8PT from Jersey between November 4-11th. Activity will
be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to their home
callsigns. QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW after logs are double checked. =
HK0, SAN ANDRES AND PROVIDENCIA. Martin, LU9EFO, will be active as
HK0/LU9EFO from San Andres Island (NA-033) between November 11-17th.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB. Look for activity before
and after his HK0 operation from Bogota as HK3/LU9EFO. QSL via SP5QAZ
direct only. QSL via the Bureau to LU9EFO only.
AF-119. (New IOTA - S79C Press release #4, dated November 1st). [edited]
The much anticipated Coetivy Island (AF-119NEW) DXpedition is
soon to begin. After 5 months of intense preparations, the S79C
team would like to remind you that in less than 2 weeks time,
Christian/EA3NT, Dave/EI9FBB, Col/MM0NDX, Ronald/PA3EWP, Jacek/
SP5APW and Craig/VK5CE will transit through their national air-
ports en-route to Mahe, Seychelles.
We are pleased to confirm that our requested S79C callsign has
now been officially issued and all paperwork is in hand. In addi-
tion, planning and logistics are now complete.
All six operators, and in excess of 300Kg of equipment, need
to fly the final 300Km to Coetivy island and land on the short
500m airstrip. This final flight is by private airplane charter
and actually doubles the overall budget. Without doubt, this is
a hugely expensive IOTA DXpedition and we are indebted to each
and every donor/sponsor. However, we do seek additional funding
support. Until November 6th, we still offer a =91Free QSL=92 for
advance donors of =805 or more. Your generous contribution is mo=
welcome and helps offset our enormous costs.
If you would like to support this unique activation, please
Furthermore, the team is delighted to inform that 50Mhz will
be used =96 a dedicated station will run 24/7 during our stay on
Coetivy. Our suggested beacon frequency is 50.103.5 MHz. It
should be noted that S7 is very rare on the =91magic band=92 and
we are thrilled to have got this special permission!
This is our final Press Release. Next official dialogue will
be whilst our team is en-route and only via our Twitter feed
@af119new <https://twitter.com/af119new>. Follow us for the very
latest updates. (Note: some team members may also update their
individual Facebook page as they journey to AF-119).
We wish all very good luck in the pile-ups and look forward to
seeing you in our log!
Vy 73 de S79C team.
EU-039. Operators Christian/F4CVA, Jerry/F4HJO, Luis/F5THW and Sam/
F5UPO will be active as TM5CT from Grande Island between
November 4-7th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW,
SSB and RTTY. QSL via F4HJO, direct or by the Bureau. Also
OC-217. After his operation from Iyang Island (OC-237) this past week-
end, Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/3 from Kangean Island
between November 2-6th. Activity will be on the HF bands using
CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS, by his home callsign
direct or by the Bureau.
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For November). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of November 2015:
GX4BJC/A - Operated from Towcester, in Northamptonshire, by Phil, G4DMS.
(/A WAB Square SP65 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
MS1SWL/A - Operated from Falkirk, in Stirlingshire, by Brian, GM4XQJ.
(/A WAB Square NS97 - Scotland, IOTA EU-005).
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.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. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for
K7, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Members of the Yavapai Amateur Radio
Club (YARC) of Prescott, AZ, will operate a special event station November
17th, from 1500z to 2400z in celebration of the NRA=92s 144th birthday.
The special event station will operate from Gunsite Academy=92s 2,000-acre
campus in Paulden, AZ, north of Prescott. The special event callsign will
be K7NRA. Operations will be conducted on the following frequencies:
7.250, 14.040, 14.250 and 21.335 MHz. All amateur stations, especially
those operated by NRA members and Gunsite alumni, are urged to participate.
A special certificate will be awarded to those stations making contact
during the event. QSL with a 9 x 12 SASE to: YARC, P.O. Box 1199, Prescott,
AZ 86304. For more details, see the Web page at: =
NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Yuriy, N2TTA, will once again be active as NP2P
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.
NP4, PUERTO RICO. Alfredo (Al), WP3C, will be active as NP4A during the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/
High-Power entry. QSL via W3HNK.
P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will once again be active as P40W from Aruba
(SA-036). This time during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th)
as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Operations outside of the
contest are usually CW on 160/80m and 30/17/12 meters as time permits.
Watch 160m on the hour and 80m on the half hour. QSL via LoTW or direct
to N2MM, Bureau cards are no longer accepted. Logs will be loaded on
LoTW upon his return to the USA.
P4, ARUBA. Jaap, PA7DA, will be active as P4/PA7DA from Aruba Island
(SA-036) during March 2016. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via
PA7DA by the Bureau. For updates, watch: pa7da.jouwweb.nl
P5, NORTH KOREA. The 'DXNEWS' reports that Dom, 3Z9DX, is planning to be
active from North Korea (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea), January -
February 2016 as P5/3Z9DX. He has the license to operate on 3 bands, but
he is planning to concentrate his operation on 20m only SSB using 100
watts into a GP7 vertical antenna. QSL via his home callsign. ADDED NOTE:
Dom just recently came back from the GXP antenna factory. Waldek, SP7GXP
and Dom made final adjustment on the GP7 Vertical antenna. This antenna
will go with Dom to North Korea during a December trip together with other
radio equipment. Waldek, SP7GXP, is a well known manufacturer of antennas
and his company GXP antennas is also well known. You can visit Waldek's
Web site at <sp7gxp.pl>.
PACIFIC TOUR (Update). Steve, G0KIK, will be traveling the Pacific for the
next 3 months (November-January). His tentative schedule and callsigns are
November 9-15th -- From Rarotonga Island (OC-013) in the South Cook
Islands as E51KIK =
November 17-24th -- From Auckland, New Zealand (OC-036) and Waiheke
Island (OC-201) as ZL1/G0KIK and/or ZL1/G0KIK/p
December (dates not known) -- From Perth, Australia, as VK6/G0KIK
Activity from all locations will be holiday style. Steve states, 'I
will be operating from my beach shack using my portable setup: Kenwood
TS50S 100w Barefoot + 1/2 size G5RV. QSL via his home callsign direct
only. For more details, watch QRZ.com.
PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Scott/W4PA, Norman/WF7T, Steve/PJ4DX, Peter/PJ4NX
and Robert/S53R will be active as PJ4Q from Kralendijk, Bonaire Island
(SA-006) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-Single
entry. Operators will be on the island between November 19th and December
1st, except PJ4DX and PJ4NX. Activity outside of the contest, operators
will be signing PJ4/homecall and will be active on 160-10 meters, with a
focus on 160/30/17/12 meters, using CW and SSB. PJ4/WF7T will be active
on the Digital modes on all bands prior to contest. QSL PJ4Q via W4PA.
QSL all others via their home callsign.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 2-8th)....
Nov/02nd HN Nov/05th LN Nov/07th HN
Nov/03rd DIS Nov/06th HN Nov/08th LN
SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
----------------- ------ -------- ------
AN - Above Normal Quiet K=3D0-1 0-7
HN - High Normal Unsettled K=3D2 8-15
LN - Low Normal Active K=3D3 16-29
BN - Below Normal Minor Storm K=3D4 30-49
DIS - Disturbed Major Storm K=3D5 50-99
VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=3D6-9 100-400
REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE <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.
PY1, BRAZIL (Special Event). To commemorate 80th anniversary of the
Brazilian Amateur Radio, the Brazilian Amateur Radio League (LABRE-RJ)
will be active as PY1AA on November 5th from 21:00 to 20:59 UTC. QSL via
the Bureau, direct, eQSL or LoTW.
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (October 25th and November 1st)
4U70UN via HB9BOU ED9K via EA7LS (d) PJ2/DK3DM via DK3DM
5J0B via LU1FM EF7X via EA7PP PS1M via PY1MK
6Y9X via KQ1F EF8R via EB7DX PT2CM via PR7JP
7T9A via EA3GSS EH5CRE via EA5URM R2015AA via RX1CQ
7W6A via EA3GSS EI1Y via EI5JQ R2015DG via R3RAO
A65EE via IZ8CLM G9W via M0DXR R2015RR via RM8Y
AH2/AI6ID via JA1NEJ HG0IPA via HA0DX SO2O via SQ2GXO
B1Z via EA7FTR HK1NA via K6IPM SO9T via SQ9ORQ
B7M via BG7LHY IB9T via IT9TQH T88ZE via JA4BXL
C4A via 5B4KH II1W via IW1FGZ TM100BS via F5KOU
C91B via ZS5J (d) K3K via K3TW TM300SK via F4GFE
CN2DG via DL5DG KH2L via W3HNK TO4K via G3NKC
CR2X via OH2BH LX/DF1LON via DF1LON UE25R via RN3RQ
CT9/OM3RM via OM3RM M2L via M0OXO (O) UN8PY via DL8KAC
CX2DK via EA5GL M4A via M0BLF UN9GD via DL8KAC
D70LW via DS4NEY NP2X via K5WW UP0L via DL8KAC
DL25UNION via DJ6SI OJ0C via OH1EG VK8AV via R9XC
DQ5R via DK7UY ON130CLAES via ON6LC (d/B) VP5DX via NU4Y
ED1R via EC1KR OO5G via ON4GI VY2ZM via EA7HBC
ED5O via EA5URS OO6T via ON6KX W7/DL3MBY via DL3MBY
ED8X via RN3RQ P33W via UA3DX ZF2SC via KA9P
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau
(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only
CQ8Z QSL STATUS. Ron, AC7DX, reports, 'Cards just arrived from printer.
Beautiful folded card. Thanks for the patience.'
HS0ZCW ON LoTW. Charly, HS0ZCW, reported this past week: 'I have fought
LoTW and won. I have typed in one of two paper logs and have sent to
LoTW all that plus all other contacts via contests and regular operating.
Thus, HS0ZCW contacts, just under 10,000, are IN THERE. The paper log
still to be entered is from 1996 to about 2005.'
J6/WF2S QSL STATUS. Bob, WB2YQH, reports, 'ClubLog OQRS is up and access
from J6/WF2S on QRZ.com or Clublog.org. QSL cards ordered and direct
cards will go out in 2-3 weeks. LoTW has been uploaded. Please use OQRS
for both Direct and Bureau requests.'
KL7NWR (NA-070) QSL STATUS. Jeff, KL2HD, reports: 'QSL cards are at the
printer UX5UO, and I am awaiting delivery. Cards will go out as soon as
the blank cards return.' See QRZ.com for more details.
ZV10M via PT7ZT (also CT1AHU). Activity during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
by members of REP, GPDX, LABRE, LYNX, NRA, RRC, TEN TEN, FORDX and
CANTAREIRA DX. Operators mentioned are CT5P, CT3M, CS5DX and PW7T.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4A5XX, 4U70UN, 8P6ET, 9A2NO, 9V1YC, AD8J/HR9,
AL1G, AO150E, AO150N, CW5W, CX6VM, D44TBO, D44TUK, DU3LA, E51MQT, E6GG,
EA8TL, EC2DX, EA5DFV, EF1A, EU7A, F1ILA, F6CBL, F8DVD, FG5LA, FM5FJ,
G7Y, GM0DBW, GM3POI, HB9EE, HI3A, HK3W, J6/WF2S, J68HZ, JA3YBK, JA6BZI,
JE8CLT, JF8QNF, JM1LPN, JM3UGA, JP1QDH, JR4OZR, KL7RA, KL7SB, KP4SX,
LU7HN, OE2S, OH0X, P40ER, PJ2T, PJ4/PA3BWK, PY5IN, R5WW, RU3FM, S58J,
SM6M, SV2BFN, SV8DTD, TX3X, V31MA, VA7KO, VA7SAR, VE7BC, VK2AU, VK2GGC,
VK2SSI (OC-194), VK4NM, VP5/KO8SCA, YO3RU, YV5KG, YY9JDT, Z21MG and
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 9M2/R6AF/P (AS-073), CO3JA, D44TUK, E51AAR,
E6GG, EK7DX, JA0JHQ/VK9C, RA1ALA/1 (EU-086), RI0NZ (AS-066), RI1PT
(EU-188), VE7DP/7 (NA-181), WS5K/KH8, YE3B (OC-197) and YB3MM/9 (OC-150)
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!
STANDARD TIME. Did you remember to change your clocks? Countries who
observe Daylight Saving Time (DST), which took place on Sunday, March
8th, are now expected to move their 'local clocks' backward 1 hour on
Sunday, November 1st, from 2:00 AM local time to 1:00 AM. In 2016, Day-
light Saving Time (DST) will again go into effect on Sunday, March 13th,
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
DST), see: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_timeen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_timewww.timeanddate.com/time/dst/2015.html
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.
TY, BENIN (Update). Nicolas, F8FQX (ex-TJ3SN, TN5SN, 5T5SN), who recently
went QRT from Cameroon in July, will be or has moved to Benin and will be
active as TY2AC for the next three years. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using CW and SSB. QSL via IZ1BZV direct or LoTW.
VP2M, MONTSERRAT. 'The Daily DX' reports that operators Rick/AI5P (VP2MXP),
Phil/K3EW (VP2MEW) and Jim/W3NRJ (VP2MVI) will be active from the Ginger-
bread Hill, St. Peters Parish, Montserrat (NA-103, WLOTA 1475, WW Loc.
FK86VS), between November 4-12th. Phil will be emphasizing activity on
the SKCC frequencies <www.skccgroup.com/membership_data/opfreq.php>
and operate during the SKCC Weekend Sprint (November 7-8th). SKCC stands
for 'Straight Key Century Club'. Look for Jim to operate QRP on the slow
speed CW frequencies for newer hams. Rick will be looking for old and new
friends around the bands. QSL to each operator's home callsign.
VU2, INDIA. Prasad, VU2PTT, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via the
LoTW, by the Bureau or direct using the info on QRZ.com.
YJ, VANUATU. Barry, VK2BJ, will once again be active as YJ0BJ from Vanuatu
(OC-035) between November 2-16th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters (possibly
80m) using CW and SSB. He will use a K3 with 100 watts into a SteppIR
CrankIR vertical located on the grass between the villa and the beach.
QSL via VK2BJ, direct, LoTW or eQSL.
ZB2, GIBRALTAR. Jorma, OH2KI, will once again be active as ZB2X during
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)
/All-Band entry. QSL via OH2KI.
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