The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1407
March 25, 2019
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent from Strongsville, Ohio
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, the AB5K's AR Cluster
Networks, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, WB6RSE, K6MM,
N7AGF, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, AC8W, N0TG, DL1SBF, DL7UXG &
The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL,
F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IS0ZOD, OZ6OM &
50 MHz DX News, PT2OP, Sixitalia Weekly, UR4NWW and VA3RJ & ICPO for
the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 17th/March, through Sunday, 24th/March there were 225
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X,
4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P,
9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7,
A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE0Z, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX,
D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/n, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP,
ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ,
GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS,
J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL,
KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ,
P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU,
SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2,
UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2E, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR,
VU, XE, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA,
ZB, ZD7, 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".
2019 IDXC NEWS (Pre-Registration Ends March 31, 2019). John/K6MM and
Rich/KE1B, IDXC 2019 Co-Chairmen, report [edited]:
The 70th meeting of IDXC will be held from April 12-14th, 2019, at the
beautiful Convention Center in downtown Visalia, CA.
Pre-Registration -- You can still pre-register online but time is
running short. Pre-Registration Ends On Sunday, March 31st, 2019 at
2400 UTC = 5:00 PM PDT. If you register online within the next 9 days
you will be eligible for a special pre-registration raffle prize.
Raffle Tickets -- We are offering advance raffle ticket sales by phone
order. Raffle tickets are sold in books of twenty (20) tickets, for
20 USDs per book. Advance purchasers by phone will receive a bonus of
four (4) additional tickets for each book purchased, for a total of
twenty-four (24) tickets for 20 USDs. To order by phone, call Rich
Seifert, KE1B at: (408) 395-5700, between 9 am and 8 pm Pacific time.
If there is no answer, leave a message with your name and telephone
number, and he will contact you as soon as possible.
Saturday Bus Tour -- There are only 3 seats left on the bus tour to
Sequoia National Park. If you want to purchase a ticket, please contact
Rich, KE1B at (408) 393-5700.
Convention Polo Shirt -- Although the deadline to order a shirt online
has passed, shirts can still be ordered at the convention and will be
IDXC is the premier DX Convention in the United States, attended by
600+ avid DXers (and Contesters) looking to improve their skills, their
stations and their connection with fellow Hams.
We intend to make IDXC 2019 the best DX Convention ever, and hope
you’ll be able to join us.
Please register now: http://dxconvention.com/pages/registration.html
3Y0I BOUVET DXPEDITION NEWS (They are on their way!!). If you missed
special bulletin OPDX.1406.1, the 3Y0I team is now on their way to Bouvet
Island aboard the "Atlantic Tuna". They left Cape Town, South Africa, on
March 19th, at approx. 0600 UTC. As this was being written, The 3Y0I team
is over halfway there. Look for them to sign E51DOM/mm on their way
there and back from the island. They are expected to travel to Bouvet in
about 7 days, possibly around March 26th, late local time. Their landing
on the island will be "strictly dependent on weather conditions" upon
their arrival. So, their estimated date, as 3Y0I, on the air might be
about the last few days of March. REMEMBER, this is subject to change
due to sea and weather conditions safety first! The 3Y0I team plans
to stay on the island for at least 2 weeks, with an option to extend the
stay to 3-4 weeks, if weather and other factors permit.
On March 21st, Stan Strzyzewski, SP8S, posted a very large press release
(listed as Press Release #1 and titled "Welcome Roaring Forties!"), which
contains a brief satellite conversation with Dom, 3Z9DX, the 3Y0I leader.
It details the sea conditions that the 3Y0I team is currently enduring,
a brief description about the planning of this operation over the last
three months, and the weather and the team's planning for a safe landing
on Bouvet. To read the complete press release, go:
Just a reminder, that the 3Y0I DXpedition's band plan frequencies
(160-6m) and modes (CW/SSB/FT8) can be found at:
QSL via ClubLog's OQRS (preferred), LoTW or via 3Z9DX.
The "Atlantic Tuna" can be tracked at the following Web sites:
Let us hope the 3Y0I has a safe trip there (and back) as well as a safe
landing on the island. For more details and updates, we suggest to watch
the following Web pages:
3Y0I Bouvetoya Web site: https://bouvetoya.org
Rebel DX Group Web site: https://www.rebeldxgroup.com
3Y0I_JA Support Team Web site: http://jouban.jp/3y0i_ja (For JA stations)
3Y0I Bouvetoya on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bouvetoya.org
Rebel DX Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup
Bouvetoya Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bouvetoyaorg
For LOW BAND OPERATIONS, please read the following at:
4L, GEORGIA. Luc, F5RAV, will be active as 4L/F5RAV from Sergo's, 4L6QC,
station near Batumi, Georgia, [or possibly be 4L0GF from Zeda Tkhilnari]
during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st). , March 26-April 2. QSL
via F5RAV direct.
5R, MADAGASCAR. Giovanni, IZ2DPX, will be active as 5R8PX from Nosy Be
Island (AF-057), Madagascar, between, August 3-17th. Activity will be
on various HF bands using SSB and the Digital modes. Equipment is an
IC-706 (w/100w) into a vertical. QSL via IK2DUW/HE9ERA, direct, by the
Bureau, Clublog or LoTW. For updates, watch: https://iz2dpx.jimdo.com
6O, SOMALIA (Update). Ali, EP3CQ, who went QRT on March 23rd, will once
again be active as 6O1OO starting April 15th, 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 will be on
80/40/30/20/17/15/10 meters (mostly on 40/20meters FT8) using SSB and
FT8. Last time he suggested that he will be on everyday between 1800-
2000 East Africa Time (EAT) and on the weekend (Friday and Saturday)
between 1400-1800. Equipment is a Yaesu 857D into a Tarheel Little II
(currently active), and Sandpiper MV-10. He informed OPDX that he has
updated his information including new QSL information on QRZ.com. QSL
direct to: Ali Solhjoo, C/O Dr. de Vivanco, Schnackenburgstr. 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
9G, GHANA. Matteo, IZ4YGS, will once again be active as 9G5GS from Sanzule,
West Takoradi (Western Region), Ghana, starting April 13th. The length of
his stay is not known. Matt informed OPDX back in December that he travels
to Ghana almost every month for work reasons. He states that he is on
"almost every evening on 20/30/40/60/80m; Setup FT-891 and vertical antenna,
mainly FT8 and other digital modes, if propagation helps also SSB." On FT8
(Fox-Hound Mode) the suggested frequencies are: 3567, 7056, 10131 and
14090 kHz. QSL via IZ4YGS, direct or eQSL.
A3, TONGA (Update). Heli, DD0VR, (along with XYL Bigi, DE3BWR) will be
active as A35JY from Tonga between September 16-21st. Activity will
probably be on various HF bands (160-6m). QSL via his home callsign,
direct or by the Bureau.
A3, TONGA (Update/Callsign Change). Operators David/VK3BDX, Grant/VK5GR
and Oly/VK5XDX will be active as A35JT (not A35AG as first announced)
from Tonga between September 22nd and October 7th. Activity will be
holiday style on 160-10 meters and will include entries in the CQWW DX
RTTY Contest (September 28-29th) and Oceania DX SSB Contest (October
5-6th). The team also mentioned this past week: "We have also confirmed
that we are not able to operate on 60m this trip. We have, however, been
granted access to 6m to conduct our EME experiments!" For more details
and updates, watch Grant/VK5GR's Web page for updates at:
AMSAT RARE GRIDS. Alex, N7AGF, will make his semi-annual rover trip to
activate rare and somewhat rare grids between April 29th and May 4th or
5th (or longer depending on how things go). He will fly into Minneapolis
and drive back to his home grid CN88, activating as many ENx8, ENx7,
DNx8 and DNx7 grids as possible along the route. He hopes to hit as many
corners and lines. Activity will be on both linear and FM birds. As
always, activations and route details will be posted on his Twitter
page @N7AGF at (https://twitter.com/N7AGF). Alex will also be on APRS at
(https://aprs.fi/N7AGF-10). In areas of limited cell service, he will be
BW, TAIWAN. Koji, JL3RDC, will once again be active as BW/JL3RDC from
New Taipei City during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st) as a
Single-Op/Single-Band (??m) entry. QSL via JL3RDC.
CY0C SABLE ISLAND DXPEDITION (Update). Randy, N0TG, sent out the following
press release on March 23rd [edited]: PERMISSION FOR A DXPEDITION HAS BEEN
AUTHORIZED FOR FALL OF 2020. TEAM LEADER - WA4DAN. Some time ago, we had
scheduled fall of 2019 for Sable. Due to circumstances we had to reschedule
to 2020. Hopefully this will be better for propagation. The permit process
took over a year of emailing, phone calls, and furnishing documents. Sable
at this point is no longer easily "permitted" for Ham Radio DXpeditions,
as the policies have changed with the change in administration. In fact
our permit finally was graciously authorized as a "one time special use
permit". We believe that it is very probable that permits in the future
may be essentially "nil" for a very long time. Among other policies,
visitors to the island are not permitted overnight stays. Thankfully, we
have been authorized to stay there for 7 - 8 days ($300 per person per
day). We are grateful and excited and look forward to meeting the challenge
of a sizeable operation as if it were the last one for a very long time.
The team for the upcoming CY9C St. Paul Island August Dxpedition will
be the primary makeup of the Sable team. A "SABLE" information page will
be maintained on the St. Paul website, (https://cy9c.com).
This news update is provided at the request of Murray, WA4DAN - Sable
and St. Paul Team Leader.
DXCC NEWS. The 2018 ARRL DXCC Yearbook is now available for viewing and
downloading at the following URL. The DXCC Yearbook includes the 2018
Annual List, as well as the 2018 Clinton B. DeSoto Challenge top scorers.
E5, NORTH AND SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Reminder). By the time you read this,
operators Dagmar/DM7PQ, and Rainer/DL1AUZ will be active as E51NPQ and
E51AUZ, respectively, from Manihiki Island (OC-014), North Cook Islands
until March 25th. Next activity will be from the following scheduled
March 27-31st -- Aitutaki Island (OC-083), South Cook Islands
April 2-11th -- Rarotonga Island (OC-013), South Cook Islands
Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands and CW only. QSL
via their home callsigns. Watch QRZ.com for possible updates.
E6, NIUE (Update). The DX-World.net reports that Alex, 5B4ALX, met Tim,
NL8F, last week at the Auckland airport, and he will join Alex during his
E6ET operation from Niue Island (OC-040) through April 2nd. Activity will
be on 160/60/40/30/20/17/15/10/6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.
Suggested frequencies are in OPDX.1405. Remember, Alex will also be in
the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st), but as a SO2R entry. Tim will
set up a third station. QSL via 5B4ALX, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. For more
details and updates, see: http://www.5b4alx.cloud/e6et-niue-2019
EM75, UKRAINE (Special Event). Look for special event station, EM75FA,
to be active between April 6-14th. Activity is to commemorate the 75th
anniversary of the liberation of city Odesa from the Nazi invaders during
World War II (10th of April, 1944). Operations will be from Odesa and
Odes'ka oblast. QSL via UT7FA. A free electronic award is available. For
more details, see the EM75FA page on QRZ.com.
GB0, ENGLAND (Special Event). To celebrate Maritime Radio Day 2019, look
for special event stations GB0GKA (operated by Tony, G3ZRJ) and GB0GKB
(operated by Larry, G4HLN) to be active between 1200z, April 14th and
2200z, April 15th. The stations are representing Portishead Radio/GKA,
the UK's long-range maritime radio station which closed in 2000. Activity
will be mainly CW on various HF bands. Other coast radio stations (DAN,
PCH, WCC, IAR and quite a few others) will also be represented. QSL GB0GKA
and GB0GKB via G4HLN. For more details, check their QRZ.com pages.
GU, GUERNSEY. Oleg, RL5D, will be active as MU2K during the CQWW WPX SSB
Contest (March 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via
EU-008. Operators Steve/2E0EFP, Glen/G0SBN, Chris/GM3WOJ, Graham/M0GAE,
Bob/M0KLO and Callum/M0MCX (all members of the Tynemouth ARC)
will be active as GS0NWM from Mull Island (WAB NM73) between
May 17-24th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB
and the Digital modes. QSL via M0URX direct or via OQRS.
EU-065. Operators Christophe/F4ELI, Andy/F4ELK, Stef/F5UOW, Derek/F5VCR,
Dick/F6DXE and Jean/ON7ZM will be active as TM5BZH from Ouessant
Island (DIFM AT-001, WLOTA LH-0208) between May 25th and June
1st. Activity will be on CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via F4ELK, direct
or by the Bureau.
EU-120. Fred, ON6QR, will be active as M/ON6QR from Wight Island during
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-OP/DXpedition
entry. QSL via his home callsign.
PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new have
decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA
operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX,
and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin......
IS0, SARDINIA. Members of the Gruppo Radioamatori Sardi nel Mondo (GRSNM -
Sardinian Amateur Radio Operators in the World) will be active as IS0SWW
(host station) from Sardinia during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March
30-31st) as a Multi-Op/Two-Transmitter entry. Operators mentioned are
Walter/IS0SWW, Fabrizio/IS0AOC, Marco/IS0KEB, Marco/IS0ZOD, Alessandro/
IS0FKA, Francesco/IS0AEM, Vanni/IS0SEU, Salvatore/IS0CTX, Luca/IS0DJA,
Fabrizio/IS0DDL, Dino/IS0BPX and Maurizio/IS0FFD. QSL via IQ0NU or LoTW.
J5, GUINEA BISSAU. Livio, IZ3BUR, is once again active as J52EC from the
Cumura High School in Guinea Bissau until April 15th. Activity will be
mainly on 20/15/10 meters. QSL via IZ3BUR. PLEASE NOTE: This project is
part of "Books for the high school of Cumura" by Father Gianfranco,
J52OFM. For info see: http://www.padregianfranco.org
Any donation will be greatly appreciated, it'll be donated to the Cumura
OA, PERU. Mike, AC0PR, will be active as OA3/AC0PR in Peru between May
5-11th. Activity will be limited to his free time (most likely in 1 hour
sessions) on 40-10 meters using CW QRP (using a Elecraft KX2). QSL via
AC0PR or LoTW after his return.
OJ0, MARKET REEF. Pasi, OH3WS,will once again be active as OJ0W from Market
Reef (weather permitting) between May 1-4th. Activity will be limited to
his spare time on 20-6 meters, including 60/30 meters, using mostly CW and
some SSB. Pasi will try 60m on both CW and SSB, listen on 5354 kHz. QSL
ia OH3WS, by the Bureau or direct.
OPDX MAILING LIST (Reminder). The "new" OPDX Mailing List is back up and
running! Details on how to subscribe/unsubscribe are at the bottom of
this bulletin. PLEASE pass the word around.... Thanks and 73 de Tedd KB8NW
PJ4, BONAIRE. Richard, N6KT, will be active as PJ4K from Bonaire (SA-006,
WLOTA LH-1279) during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st) as a Single-
Op/All-Band entry. QSL via KU9C.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (March 25-31st).......
Mar/25th AN Mar/28th LN Mar/30th AN
Mar/26th AN Mar/29th HN Mar/31st 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
Meanwhile, check out the following Web sites:
* VOACAP predication Web page at: http://www.voacap.com/hf
* DX.QSL.NET Propagation page: https://dx.qsl.net/propagation
* A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
* SolarHam Web page: http://www.solarham.net
* Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at:
* Graphic propagation tool by DR2W: http://www.dr2w.de/dx-propagation
* Point to point propagation at: http://www.predtest.uk/p2p.html
* Realtime propagation at: http://www.predtest.uk
* Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm
PS50, BRAZIL (Special Event). Orlando, PT2OP, is currently active as
PS50Y celebrating his 50th year as a ham radio operator. Throughout the
year 2019 he will use special/different callsigns each month of the year.
In January, he signed PQ50Y and in February he signed PR50Y. Look for
him to sign PT50Y in April, and in the coming months he will announce
another different callsigns. In addition to his commemorative QSL cards,
Orlando in January 2020, he will send a diploma (via email) to all amateurs
who worked at least 6 different callsigns during 2019.
QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF
5V7EI via M0OXO (O/L) EH3DWN via EA3HKY (L/e) LC1V via LA4LN (d)
C7A via UA3DX EO65QRC via UR4QZZ LG80T via LA2T
CN2CL via CT1QP I3/OE6MBG/P via EB7DX OT6V/P via ON6VI
EE100V via EA5YJ IQ1ZS via 9A5URI R11UND via UA9JLL (B)
EG5DMA via EB5AH KP4/VE3DZ via VE3DZ SN765GR via SP1KZE
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau
(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only (N) No QSL needed
(I) No IRC (P) PayPal (NB) No Bureau
LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
* PLEASE NOTE: The ClubLog DX Report (https://clublog.org/dxreport.html)
is updated every 7 days and contains a summary of band conditions and
activity, based on the data that you and other ClubLog users have
uploaded. Also, it now includes a breakdown of modes logged in the
last week. Check it out.......
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3B8XF, 5B4ALJ, A45XR, AP2NK, OA4TT, OZ5ZF,
VP8NO, XV9FUD, XV9ZT and YS1/AA4NC
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5R8UM, A5A, J28PJ and TK/S53CC
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE TO REPORT THIS WEEK!!!
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....
SI9, SWEDEN. Operators Jef/DD2CW, Francis/ON6LY, Nida/HS1NIV and Dirk/
ON3UN will be active as SI9AM from the "King Chulalongkorn Memorial",
the largest Thai Pavilion in the world outside Thailand in Raganda,
Sweden, between March 26th and April 1st. Activity will include the CQWW
WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st) as Multi-2 entry. Suggested frequencies
outside of the contest are:
CW - 1817, 3517, 7017, 10117, 14017, 18077, 21017, 24897 and 28017 kHz
SSB - 1840, 3760, 7060, 14210, 18160, 21310, 24960 and 28510 kHz
FM - 145.550 MHz and repeater RV49 - 145.612 MHz
QSL this operation via ON3UN. Visit the SI9AM Web page at:
UR/US/UT, UKRAINE (Special Event - The Warriors of Vinnitsa"). Members
of the Club WW Radio Amateurs in Vinnitsa region of Ukraine will be active
between March 20-24th, using the following special callsigns (UR#N, UT#N,
US#N e.t.c.). A special award, "The Warriors of Vinnitsa", is available
by working 3 QSOs (SWL) with radio amateur stations of Vinnitsa region.
QSO with club station of UR4NWW will give you 2 point QSO. "The Warriors
of Vinnitsa" is amateur radio diploma in honor of the 75th anniversary
of the liberation of the Vinnitsa from Nazi invaders in 1944. Send your
request with log info to the following mailbox at (firstname.lastname@example.org) [by
March 31st]. For more details, see: http://ur4nww.qrz.ru/memorial
V3, BELIZE. Rich, K8NDS, is once again active as V31RF from Placencia
until April 19th. Activity will be on 40/20/17 meters using SSB only,
mostly on 40 meters. QSL via K8NDS or eQSL.
V3, BELIZE. Victor, WB0TEV, will once again be active as V31VP from Blackman
Eddy between March 28th and April 2nd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. Focus will be on 160m/80m FT8 between 0000-
0700z. Victor will also be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st) as
a Single-Op/All-Band/Assisted/High-Power entry. QSL V31VP via ClubLog's
OQRS or WB0TEV direct or by the Bureau.
VI9N, NORFOLK ISLAND (Update). Operators Chris/VK3QB, Luke/VK3HJ, Pat-
rick/VK2PN and David/VK3BDX will be active as VI9NI from Norfolk Island
(OC-005) between April 1-14th. VI9NI is being activated to celebrate the
40th anniversary of the signing of the Norfolk Island Act. Their main focus
will be on low bands using CW and FT8, but will also be active on various
HF bands (160-17m) on SSB. The team plans to include some SOTA activation
from "Mt. Bates" and "Jacky Jacky" summits. QSL via VK4FW, direct or by
the VK4 Bureau. Look for more details to be forthcoming such as Clublog
and FaceBook info.
VK9N, NORFOLK ISLAND. Rob, VK2FBBB, will once again be active as VK2FBBB/VK9
from Norfolk Island (OC-005) between April 14-27th. Activity is usually
and mainly on 40 meters, with an occasional 80 meters operations after
6 pm (local time) each night. QSL via VK2 Bureau.
VP9, BERMUDA. Operators Brian/KG8CO, Frank/W8KA, Jim/KB8TXZ, Lee/N8LJ
and Stan/AC8W will active as homecall/VP9 from Bermuda between March
28th and April 2nd. Activity will be on CW, SSB and FT8. They will also
be an entry in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st) signing VP9I as
a Multi-2 entry. QSL VP9I via LoTW. QSL all others via LoTW, EQSL or for
paper QSL's via operators' instructions.
XT2, BURKINA FASO. Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as XT2AW from
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, between April 7-26th. Activity is usually
holiday style on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He
states that he works mostly on the Digital modes (FT8, PSK31, JT65 and
RTTY) and slow CW. QSL via M0OXO, direct or OQRS .
Z6, KOSOVO. Operators Thomas/OZ1AA and Alex/OZ7AM will be active as Z66Z
from Novobërdë, Kosovo, between April 18-22nd. Activity will be on various
HF bands. QSL via OZ1ACB, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
ZV4, BRAZIL. Operators and members of the Serra Do Lopo DX Team will be
active as ZV4SL during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st) as a
Multi-Op/High-Power entry. Operators mentioned are Marcio/PU4MDO, Tony/
PY2DX/OA4DX, Eger/PY2EX and Fabio/PY2RMZ. This activity will also include
an SOTA operation. QSL via LoTW.