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DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 2nd/November, through Sunday, 9th/November there were 225 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FO/m, FR, FT/t, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, VU4, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, 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".
4S, SIR LANKA (Reminder). Peter, DC0KK, will once again be active as 4S7KKG from Moragalla, Sri Lanka (AS-003, WLOTA 0762), between now and April 10th, 2015. Activity will be mainly on CW and the Digital modes. QSL via DC0KK, by the Bureau (preferred) or direct (see QRZ.com). LoTW on request. All QSLs for all QSOs will be sent via the QSL Bureau.
5K0, SAN ANDRES ISLAND (Reminder). Tim, LW9EOC, who was active in April as 50JT, will once again be active from San Andres Island, but as 5K0A this time between November 26th and December 4th. Activity should be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He also plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) and the ARRL 160-Meter Contest (December 5-7th). QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL and LoTW.
5Z, KENYA. Operators Bertrand/DF3FS (CW) and Oli/DL9OLI (SSB) will be active as 5Z4/homecall from Diani Beach between February 16th and March 8th (2015). Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. They plan to use verticals on 80/40/30m and Hexbeams on 20-10m. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and update, see: http://www.df3fs.de/5z-2015/index.html
8Q, MALDIVES. Members of the Russian "Ural Contest Group" (UCG) will be active as 8Q7DV from the Maldives (AS-013) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are Vadim/R9DX, Serge/UA8DX and Igor/UA9CDC. Activity outside of the contest will be on all bands including the 30/17/12 meters bands. QSL via R9DX (ex-UA9CLB), direct or by the Bureau. The team will be there between November 22nd and December 4th. For updates, watch: http://8q7dv.net Take a look at their previous operations at: http://radio-8q7dv.narod.ru
A2, BOTSWANA. Operators Neil/VA7DX and Roger/ZS6RJ will be active as A25RJ from Botswana during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. Activity during and outside of the contest will be on 80-10 meters. QSL via ZS6RJ or LoTW.
A6, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. Gerry, VE6LB, will once again be active as A6/VE6LB from Dubai between December 2-25th. Activity will be limited (holiday style) using 100 watts into a G5RV antenna (40-10m), but with a focus on 12/10m and mainly on CW. QSL direct via his home callsign (QRZ.com address) or LoTW and eQSL. Bureau QSLs can be requested via E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit his Web page at: http://www.telusplanet.net/public/telwest/ve6lb.htm On-line log will be available at: http://logsearch.de/index.php/online-logsearch
A7, QATAR. Dave, K5GN, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) from Khalid's, A71CO, ranch in Doha as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. He will be in Qatar between November 21-24th. Dave informs OPDX, "I will be setting up the station for SOAB and testing things on the air on a time-limited basis. Between weekends I will be away from the radio on holiday in Doha with my wife and other friends. I'll be back on the air just before the contest and will be on the low bands until sunrise after the contest if I'm not too loopy. If a new 160 vertical can be raised for the contest, then 160 will be the focus, if not, then 80m." The decision on the QSL route for the A71CO CQWW CW Contest is still in the works. Listen for updates.
C6, BAHAMAS. Steve, KG4LJB, should now be active as C6AJB from Eleuthera Island (NA-001) until November 15th. Activity will be on various HF bands most evenings and early mornings, as time permits. QSL via his home callsign.
CO0, CUBA (Special Event). A group of operators will activate the special event callsign CO0SS from the beach of "La Boca" between November 21-23rd. Activity is to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the two heritage cities founded in 1514 (Sancti Spíritus and Trinidad) in south-central Cuba. Operations will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB, PSK, SSTV and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are: CW - 7023, 10115, 14023, 21023, 24894 and 28023 kHz SSB - 7145, 14180, 21150, 24955 and 28485 kHz PSK - 7045, 10142, 14085, 21080, 24918, 28080 kHz SSTV - 7070, 14230 and 21230 kHz RTTY - 7045, 10142, 14085, 21080, 24918 and 28080 kHz QSL via EA5GL.
CO, CUBA. Frank, CO2IR, will be active from Cuba (NA-015, WW Loc. EL83tc) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/QRP entry. QSL via direct to address listed on QRZ.com.
CQ WPX AND LOTW (Some Applications Submitted Were Not Processed). From ARRL.org, under news: "It has been determined that some CQ WPX Awards Program applications using ARRL's Logbook of The World (LoTW) were not properly processed. If you used LoTW to apply for a WPX Award between mid-October and early November and have not yet received a e-mail acknowledgment, contact WPX Award Manager Steve Bolia, N8BJQ."
D4, CAPE VERDE. Fran, EA7FTR, will once again be active as D44KS from Boa Vista between November 9th and December 5th. Activity will be limited to his spare time (job commitments) on 40-6 meters using SSB and RTTY. QSL via EB7DX.
FO, FRENCH POLNESIA. Philippe, FO4BM, will be active as FO4BM/P and possibly FO8AA/P from Mangareva, Gambier Islands (OC-063), between November 12-24th. Activity will be on the HF bands. If he uses the FO8AA/P callsign, it is for celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Radio Astronomy Oceania Club (CORA). QSL FO4BM/P via F4FJH. QSL FO8AA/P via the info on QRZ.com.
FO/M, MARQUESAS ISLANDS. Operators Taiki/W6TLD, Hiro/JI1JKW and Arihide/JI1WTF will be active as FO/homecall from Hiva Oa Island (OC-027) between November 16-21st. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via their home callsigns.
FS, ST. MARTIN (Update). John, K9EL, will once again be active as FS/K9EL from St. Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383, WW Loc. FK88) between November 19th and December 2nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He will be running 500 watts into a 3 element yagi on 6m, dipoles for 10-30m and a vertical for 40-80-160m. John will operate on 60m if there is interest. The plan is to concentrate on the higher HF bands (20-10m) as long as they are open to take advantage of the current good band conditions. His operating frequencies (except during the contest) will be announced in real time via Twitter - @fsk9el. QSY requests and schedule requests sent to him via Twitter will be considered. This will be a holiday trip with only a minimal effort for the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Usually there are daily uploads to ClubLog and LoTW. QSL via his home callsign or on ClubLog's OQRS.
FT4TA, TROMELIN ISLAND. By the time you read this, the FT4TA Tromelin Island DXpedition should be QRT or almost QRT. According to a press release on Friday: "We are now on the final lane of our operation. We will start to dismantle most of the antennas on Sunday because all equip-ment must be packed and stored in big plastic cases for transportation. The boxes will be transported from Tromelin to France in the coming months. We plan to keep all stations running but not on all bands for the last night. Estimated QRT time is around 0100z Monday." As this was being written on Sunday, ClubLog's Web page was showing as of 1542z, November 9th, the QSO count was 58631/Total and 15674/Unique callsigns (24108/CW, 27130/SSB and 7393/RTTY). Breakdown by continent is: 659/AF, 6/ANT, 7088/AS, 34539/EU, 14716/NA, 753/OC and 870/SA. However, they announced on early Sunday: "Today the team got in touch via sat-phone to inform they do not have internet anymore on the island. The logs are safe, but no more uploads will take place until they return to Mayotte on Monday. Later today they may be off air for 1 or 2 hours as they start t