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3B8 & 3B9, MAURITIUS AND RODRIGUEZ ISLAND Look for Toshi, JA1ELY, to be active from 3B8 Mauritius before he goes to 3B9 Rodriguez. He hopes to be active from 3B9 by September 23th. He will be joined by Roddy, 3B8DL, and the two operators will be active as 3B8DL/3B9. Activity will be on SSB, CW and RTTY with operations on 80-10 meters. Activity will last until the morning of September 28th. QSL via JA1ELY.
3C0, ANNOBON ISLAND (DXpedition update) Angel, EA1QF, 3C0DX Annobon DXpeition 1997 Coordinator, reports his team has decided to suspend the expedition to Annobon (which was to take place during October). The complete press release will be provided to all OPDX InterNet Subscribers as an additional bulletin.
3D2, ROTUMA ISLAND Well known DXer Ron, ZL1AMO, who is currently active from Fiji as 3D2RW, was heard saying he was once again trying to make plans and arrangements to go to Rotuma.
9A97WPC (SPECIAL EVENT STATION) The station will be active during the 6th World Puzzle Championship (with countries-participants from all over the world) being held in Koprivnica, Croatia, from September 23-28th. Amateur Radio Club of Koprivnica and its members will activate the special event station 9A97WPC on all HF bands, including WARC bands on CW and SSB. A special full color QSL cards will be available to all "Log-in QSOs". QSL to the bureau or direct (Callbook adress) to QSL Manager 9A3KQ.
9G, GHANA A group of British operators will be active during the 1997 CQWW CW Contest from Accra. They will be active as 9G5VJ as a Multi Op/ Single Transmitter category. They plan to be active on all bands 160-10 meters. The team of operators will be: Steve/G3VMW, Ken/G4RWD and Andy/G4ZVJ. Outside the contest, between November 21st and December 2nd, the operators will sign with their own 9G callsigns, concentrating on CW on the WARC and low bands. Please QSL via home calls: 9G5VJ via G4ZVJ, 9G5SW via G3VMW and 9G5WD via G4RWD. For more information check the following WEB site: http://www.bramham.demon.co.uk
9M8, EAST MALAYSIA JH3GAH, JR3WXA and JA2SWJ will be active from Miri, Sarawak, October 23-26th. They will sign 9M8TG for CW/RTTY and 9M8YY for SSB. The trio hopes to give a new one for low banders and WARC chasers.
C5, THE GAMBIA Mako, JA1OEM, will be active from here between September 25th and October 9th, as C56/JA1OEM. He will be in the city of Banjul. By the way, Mako is 73 years old and you may remember working him last year from PZ and FY. Activity will be on SSB/CW with operations on 40-10 meters. He does prefer CW but operates at a very slow speed. QSL to his home callsign.
FR, REUNION Jan, N3NW, will be here for the CQWW RTTY Contest (September 27-28th). His callsign will be FR/N3NW. He plans to enter as a 15 meters single band entry. QSL via N3NW. All contacts will receive a card via the bureau.
FP, MIQUELON KG8CO, N8CC, K8AEM and W8MC have announced that they will be operating from here October 23-28th. They will be an entry in the 1997 CQ WW Phone Contest running Multi/Multi (callsign or callsigns were not provided, we will keep you updated). QSL via K8AQM.
HC8, GALAPAGOS ISLAND Operators N5KO, VE3EJ, W6NL, K6BL and HC1OT have announced that they will be active as HC8N during the CQ World Wide SSB Contest as a Multi/Single entry. QSL via AA5BT.
HR, HONDURAS Sigi, DL7DF, and his crew (Tom/DJ6TF, Tom/DL2RUM, Tom/DL7BO, Frank/DL7UFR and 3 YL's) will start Sigi 10th DXpedtion from October 17-29th. They plan to operate especially on the low bands and on CW, but SSB and RTTY are also possible. They will also be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest. They will be using 3 tranceivers with amplifiers with the following antennas: 3 element beam for 20, 15, 10m, 6 element beam for 20, 15, 10m, 3 element beam for 17 and 12m, GP for 30, 40, 80 and 160m and beverages to Europe and Japan. There was NO CALLSIGN provided, but QSLs will be via DL7DF.
JG8NQJ/JD1 QRT'ED BY MOTHER NATURE Take, JG8NQJ/JD1, in Minami Torishima (Marcus), has reportedly been hit by typhoon #20, which hit the island, and his shack was swallowed up by mountainous sea waves (10 meters high). For more information, check the following WEB site at: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~nb8k-mtd/
KH7K, KURE ISLAND (Update) Frank, AH0W/OH2LVG, member/teammate of the Midway-Kure DX Foundation, sent out a final press release on the upcoming DXpedition stating a special callsign has been issued for use by this DXpedition: K7K (Kilo Seven Kilo). OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive the complete press release as an additional bulletin.
KP2 & WP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLAND Dave, AG8L, reports he will be active from the Windwood contest station for a week in October, and a week in November (no specific dates mentioned, probably around the CQWW contests). He will be using two callsigns: KP2/AG8L outside of contests, and WP2Z for contests. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including WARC bands. Dave states he now has the NOVA satellite tracking software, so he will make an effort to get on RS-12 as time permits. The QSL routes are as follows:
QSL KP2/AG8L via KM6ON (now NN6C)Inquiries or comments should be send to AG8L@aol.com
QSL WP2Z via KU9C (This is the new standard route for WP2Z)
OKDXA 1997 DX BANQUET The Oklahoma DX Association (OKDXA) proudly announces the 1997 OKDXA DX Banquet featuring presentations by OKDXA member and DXpeditioner Frank Smith, AH0W, and Bill Kennamer, K5FUV, Manager of the ARRL's DXCC Program. It will take place November 8th. The banquet facility will be provided by the Broken Arrow Church of Christ, located at 505 E. Kenosha in Broken Arrow, OK. SPECIAL NOTE: OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive the full detailed press release as an additional bulletin. For the latest banquet details, check out the OKDXA web site at: http://www.pcok.com/~n5ogp/okdxa/
QSL INFO AND NEWS
SO1/SO5, WOLIN ISLAND (Update) NODXA member, Holger, DL7IO, provided OPDX with another update to their upcoming activity from this Polish island (Please refer to OPDX.322 and OPDX.321). Holger states that they have received a second callsign, SO1HH. So the German team will now use SO5OE/1 on SSB and SO1HH/EU132 on CW. They have also received permission to use the hotel roof (5 floors up) for their antennas. They will try to have two stations on the air all the time using FT-990's (with a little help) and R7, HF6V, dipoles for HF. Also, they will have 2m/70cm all mode equipment there which should be of some interest for Europe. Remember, activity will be October 2-5th. QSL route is DL7VRO. Via the bureau is "OK". It is also "OK" to send QSL request via E-mail to "DL7VRO@aol.com" and they will send cards via bureau.
TI, COSTA RICA "The 59(9) DXReport" states K6CT and K9VV will be active as a Multi-Single entry in the CQ WW CW Contest as TI5KD.
TM7, FRANCE (Special Event) The special call sign TM7RL will be used from October 3-5th. The activity will be mostly in CW on 80-10 meters. QSL via F5LVL.
V8, BRUNEI It has been announced that JO1RUR will once again be active from here for the CQWW DX Phone Contest. He will sign as V8EA and will operate as a Single OP/All Band entry. He placed 8th in the world last year as V85HG and hopes to do better in the ranking this year. He plans to set up better antennas for 160 and 80 meters. QSL to JH7FQK.
VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND It has been announced that Nick, VK9LX, will be active from November 23rd to Decemeber 1st. Activity will include participation in the CQWW CW Contest. Operations will be 160-10 meters. QSL VK9LX: c/o VK2ICV Nick Hacko, P.O.Box 730, Parramatta 2124 NSW, Australia.
VS6, HONG KONG F5PRH is reportedly in Hong Kong for at least the next 6 months and hopes to obtain a licence.
ZK1, PENRHYN ISLAND (North Cook) Just a little reminder! The ZK1XXP operation is now active and will be on the air until September 27th. Refer to OPDX.321 for details.
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