The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1411
April 22, 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, K5GS, N6PSE,
WB6RSE, K8BL, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The
DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA &
Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2YSB, JA1XGI, JI1DFO,
JI3DST, M0KRI, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ &
ICPO for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 14th/April, through Sunday, 21st/April there were 218
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G,
9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY,
C3, C5, 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, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC,
HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J5, J6, J7, 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, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY,
PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF,
TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7,
V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, XZ, YB,
YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z6, Z8, 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".
3Y0I BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. On April 18th, the following was
posted on the "Rebel DX Group" media page [edited]: "The entire 3Y0I
Bouvet Team is home and all are resting after the Rebel attempt at Bouvet.
70 miles! 70 miles, 10 hours is all we needed and we possibly could
have sheltered on the west side of Bouvet from the storm that wreaked
Our license is renewed, our equipment stored in Cape Town (thank you
fellow Rebels), and we're already making plans for Bouvet in the Fall!
In the meantime, where will the Rebels show up next? Any guesses?"
For more details and updates, we suggest to watch the following
Web pages: https://bouvetoya.org
http://jouban.jp/3y0i_ja (For JA stations)
4X64/4Z64, ISRAEL. By the time you read this, members of the Israel Amateur
Radio Club will be active during the 64th Eurovision Song Contest in Tel
Aviv with the following special event callsigns between April 18th and
May 18th: 4X64G, 4X64N, 4X64O, 4X64S and 4Z64EURO. Activity will be on
various HF bands using CW, SSB, PSK and FT8. A special colorful award
will be given to any radio amateur station or SWL that will make or hear
at least 10 contacts with the special stations. Details are available on
QRZ.com for each of the special stations. QSL via ClubLog, LoTW or eQSL.
To check your contacts or to generate the special award, please follow
the link: https://www.iarc.org/livelog
6O, SOMALIA (Update). Ali, EP3CQ, is once again active as 6O1OO as of
April 19th, until May 15th. 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.
Ali informed OPDX that he is looking for anybody who can donate a FT450D
for the station. Also, effective as of February 11, 2019, the callsign
(6O1OO) is accepted for DXCC credit. QSL direct to (changed a little):
Ali Solhjoo, 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 -- ADDED NOTE: QSL cards received for 6O1OO by April
18th, will be replied/dispatched on the third week of May 2019.
6W, SENEGAL. Al, F5VHJ, will once again be active this time with Jacques/
F6BEE and Oliver/W6NV signing as 6W1RY from Dakar during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL direct to F5VHJ, Club-
Log's OQRS, LoTW or the REF QSL Bureau. USA QSL cards go via WA6WPG.
8Q, MALDIVES. Operators Nobuaki "Nobu"/JA0JHQ and Tetsuya "Ted"/JA7XBG
will be active as 8Q7NH and 8Q7XB, respectively, from Embudu Island,
Maldive Islands (AS-013) between May 7-10th. Activity will be on 160-6
meters using CW and FT8. QSL 8Q7NH via JA0JHQ direct only or LoTW (prefer-
able). NO BUREAU. For updates, watch his home page at:
QSL 8Q7XB via JA7XBG, direct or LoTW.
9K, KUWAIT. Hamad, 9K2HN, will be active during the CQWW WPX CW Contest
(May 225-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via 9K2HN, by the
Bureau, direct or LoTW. You can see some of his videos or Ham related
video on: http://www.youtube.com/user/9k2hn
A8, LIBERIA. The Italian DXpedition Team will be active from Liberia
between September 28th and October 11th. They plan to use two callsigns:
A82X for CW and SSB; A82Z for the Digital modes. Look for more details
to be forthcoming. Also watch: http://www.i2ysb.com/idt
CARIBBEAN TOUR (FS/PJ8). Satoru, JI1DFO, will be on holiday with his XYL
in the Caribbean during the month of June. His tentative schedule are
from Saint Martin (FS) and Sint Maarten (PJ8):
June 13-15th -- From Dutch Sint Maarten (NA-105); signing PJ8SK;
QTH will be at Bob's Baywatch Villa, 28 Beacon Hill Rd.
June 16-18th -- From French Saint Martin (NA-105); signing FS/AG5CR;
QTH will be at Le Temps des Cerises Hotel Beach, Grand
Activity will be on 40-17 meters using FT8 only. Equipment is an IC-7300
with a amp(~300W) into 8 meter long vertical+ ATU or 17 meter delta-loop+
ATU. QSL via JI1DFO, LoTW and ClubLog's OQRS. Look for updates on his
EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS. Dave, WJ2O, will be active as EA6/WJ2O from the
Balearic Islands (EU-004) during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th)
as a Single-Op/All-Bands/Low-Power entry. Activity outside of the contest
will be on the WARC-79 bands. QSL via Ken, N2ZN, and LoTW.
FR, REUNION ISLAND (Reminder). Thomas, F4HPX, will once again be active
as FR/F4HPX from various locations on Reunion Island (AF-016) from mid-May
until the beginning of June. He will be operating from his family home,
and also from beaches and especially from the mountains because there is
a lot of them including an active volcano. This time he will be with SOTA
Manager for FR-RE - James, FR4PV, (but possibly alone as well). Activity
will be on 40-15 meters using CW (possibly), SSB, RTTY, PSK31, JT65, JT9
and possibly FT8. He will use various wire and portable antennas with 2
rigs: FT-891 from home with 100w and KX2 outside (alone or with small 30W
HF amp). QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, direct, LoTW, eQSL or
ClubLog's OQRS. Also, check out the pictures of his past operations on
HAMVENTION NEWS (Hamvention to Open Gates on Sunday). Henry, W8HJR, the
Media Chairman, announced on April 15th, on the HamVention Web site that
on Sunday, May 19th, it will be free to enter the convention. An excerpt
from the press release starts and states: "Those who have wondered what
brings about 30,000 amateur radio operators to the Greene County Fair-
grounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio, in May will have a chance to see
for themselves at no cost this year. Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, 2019 Hamvention
General Chairman, said, 'We have decided to open the doors to Hamvention
to the public on Sunday, May 19, without buying a ticket. This will make
it a little easier and cheaper for someone with just a little interest
in Hamvention to see what all the excitement is about.'" To read the
whole press release, go to:
INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY EVENT. Every year the Cornish Radio Amateur Club
(http://gx4crc.com) organizes the International Marconi Day (IMD) event to
celebrate the birthday of Guglielmo Marconi (April 25, 1874). This year's
24 hour event will be held on April 27th, between 0000-2359 UTC. Stations
are allowed to be active on 160-10 meters plus 500 kHz (Note: Contacts on
6 meters and above will not count towards the Award) using CW, SSB, FM,
AM and available Data Modes (i.e RTTY, PSK, JT, SSTV, FT). As of April
21st, here are the following registered IMD special event stations to be
on the air:
9H1MRC - Marconi Amateur Radio Circle, Malta
CW1GM - Radiogrupo Sur, Uruguay
DA0IMD - Borkum Island, Germany
EI0CAR - Carndonagh ARC, Malin Head, Ireland
EI0IMD - The Mizen Head Signal Station, North Cork Radio Group
EI0MAR - Martello Tower, Dublin
EI5IMD - Cork RC, Crookhaven, Co. Cork Ireland
EI100YXQ - Marconi Site, Ballybunion, County Kerry
G2LO - Borough Hill, Daventry, UK
G2NM - Amberley Museum ARC, West Sussex, UK
GB0CMS - Caister Marconi Station, Life Boat Station, Norfolk, UK
GB0IMD - Weston Super Mare, UK
GB0MGY - Harlow RS, Essex, UK
GB0PBM - Lloyds Cottages, Portland Bill, Isle Of Portland
GB0YAM - Yorkshire Air Museum, York, UK
GB1BM - Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey, UK
GB2BYF - Claeddau ARS, Pembroke Docks, Wales
GB2GM - Poldhu ARC, Cornwall, UK
GB2IMD - Dragon Amateur Radio Club, Wales
GB2M - Lochboisdale, Isle of South Uist, Outer Herbrides, Scotland
GB2NH - Tidemills Marconi Site, East Sussex, UK
GB2OWM - Orkney Wireless Museum, Orkney, Scotland
GB4GM - Dragon Amateur Radio Club, Wales
GB4HSM - History & Science Museum, Oxford, UK
GB4IMD - Cornwall, UK (organizers)
GB4MBP - Bass Point, Cornwall, UK
GB4MDI - Barry ARS, Lavernock Point, South Wales
GB4WMD - Alum Bay, Isle Of Wight
GB5FHC - Fraserburg Heritage Centre, Fraserburg, Scotland
GB5LT - Luttrells Tower, Hampshire, UK
GB8MD - Telford & District ARS, Gwynedd, Wales
GB9GGM - Pepperbox Hill, Wiltshire, UK
II0GM - Rome, Italy
IY0GA - Capo Figari Golfo Aranci (SS) Sardinia Island
IY0IMD - Forte Michelangelo Civitavecchia (RM)
IY0ORP - Osservatorio Geofisico di Rocca di Papa (RM)
IY0TC - Torre Chiaruccia Santa Marinella (RM)
IY1MR - Rapallo (GE)
IY1SM - Santa Margherita Ligure (GE)
IY1SP - La Spezia
IY1TTM - Marconi tower, Sestri Levante, Italy
IY4FGM - Villa Griffone Pontecchio Marconi (BO)
IY5PIS - Coltano (PI)
IY6GM - Monte Cappuccini (AN)
IY7GMB - Circolo ARS, Bari
IY7M - Molo San Cataldo (BA)
K2M - Marconi Tower, Binghamton, NY, USA
K3IMD - Hartstown, Pennsylvania, USA
K3S - Nuclear Ship Savannah, Baltimore, USA
KL7NC - Marconi Station KPB Site, Ketchikan, Alaska
KM1CC - Cape Cod RC, USA
MN0VFW - Mid Ulster ARC, Northern Ireland
N6M - San Diego, USA
ND1U - Notre Dame ARS, USA
OE19M - IMD Station, Austria
PA6IMD - Gouda & District Section Veron, Netherlands
VA2IMD - Drummondville, Province of Quebec, Canada
VK2IMD - Hornsby & District ARC, Hornsby, NSW, Australia
VO1IMD - Signal Hill, Newfoundland, Canada
VP8VPC - Stanley, Falkland Islands
W2GSB - Babylon, Long Island, NY
W2LCW - Babylon, Long Island, NY
W2MRC - Somerset, New Jersey
W2RC - Radio Central ARC, Rocky Point, New York
W2RTM - New Jersey Antique Radio Club, New Jersey, USA
WA1WCC - Chatham, Massachusetts, Cape Cod, USA
WA3BAT - Philadelphia Museum Ship, Philadelphia, USA
For more details, information on their IMD Award Certificates and
updates on the listing of registered stations, go to: http://gx4crc.com
INTREPID-DX GROUP PRESS RELEASE. From the International DX Convention,
Visalia, California: The Intrepid-DX Group is pleased to announce the
recipient of the annual "Intrepid Spirit Award". We are pleased to have
received so many worthy nominations to consider.
This year's award goes to a notable DXer and DXpeditioner that we have
come to respect and admire greatly, Mr. Kenneth Opskar-LA7GIA.
This award is to recognize Ken's outstanding efforts to activate Malawi-
7Q7GIA, Comoros-D67GIA, Equatorial Guinea-3C7A, Central African Republic-
TL8AO, Congo-TN5E, Somalia-6O6O and Chad as TT8KO. We recognize Ken's
unselfish acts to activate these challenging and much needed entities
on behalf of a grateful Global DX Community.
We acknowledge Ken's pursuit of operating excellence in making these
difficult activations. It is for these reasons that we honored him with
our Intrepid Spirit Award, presented at the International DX Convention,
Visalia, California on April 12th, 2019.
This "Intrepid-Spirit Award" is made in memory of our fallen friend
and member, James McLaughlin, T6AF, who was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan,
in April, 2011.
The award is intended to recognize and honor those individuals or teams
that boldly activate rare entities where their own personal safety is
secondary to their pursuit of providing contacts to the DX Community.
While we do not encourage DXers to go into harm's way, we recognize that
circumstances sometimes require that and we recognize those Intrepid DXers
with the Intrepid Spirit Award.
Paul S. Ewing-N6PSE
President & Founder - The Intrepid-DX Group
AS-079. (Correction) Take, JS6RRR/JI3DST, will be active from Miyako
Island between April 24th and May 7th. He will use the following
callsign: JI3DST/6 for DX, and JS6RRR & JL3YWN/6 for JA stations.
Activity will be on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using CW,
SSB, FM, RTTY and FT8. Operations may vary in case of heavy
rains or other conditions. QSL routes are as follows: JI3DST/6
via JI3DST; JS6RRR via JS6RRR and JL3YWN/6: ONLY 1 WAY (Please
don't send QSL to him). Please check QRZ.com for details. Look
for logs to be posted on ClubLog.
EU-048. Jean-Marc, F5SGI, will be active as TM6ILE from Groix Island
(DIFM-AT-012, DDFM 56 and DDCF 5610) for the third time between
April 27th and May 4th. Activity will be on various HF bands
using CW only. QSL will be automatic via the Bureau.
EU-129. Lutz, DL5KVV, will once again be active as DL5KVV/p from Usedom
Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-
Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via DL5KVV, direct or by the Bureau.
NA-210. Members of the Russian Robinson Club are planning to activate
Sledge Island as KL7RRC/P, but it is subject to obtaining
permissions from US FWS and USCG. Look for more details to be
forthcoming. Stay tuned!
OC-059. (Update) Haru, JA1XGI, will be active from Kosrae Island some-
time later in the year. He informed OPDX this past week that
his callsign is not sure yet (we mentioned last week V6K) and
he will let us know in the coming week. Activity will be holiday
style on 40/30/20/15/10 meters using mainly CW, sometimes FT8.
QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's
OQRS or LoTW. Look for more details to be forthcoming.
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......
J20DX DXPEDITION NEWS (Update/IOTAs Cancelled). It was reported on April
16th, on the J20DX Web page that operators Col/MM0NDX and Jonathan/MM0OKG
had all of their radio equipment was impounded by customs at Djibouti
Ambouli International Airport on arrival despite Christian/EA3NT clearing
customs smoothly 2 days before!! This remains the case today despite their
official radio licenses being issued by Djibouti Telecom permitting them
to operate radio without any conditions.
On April 17th, they reported, "We have still not been able to retrieve
our bags and equipment from the airport customs as the national security
letter has not yet been signed. Sadly, now due to time constraints, this
means our plans to activate AF-059 are cancelled. Nobody is more dis-
appointed about that than us. At present we aim to be active from Moucha
or Maskali Island (AF-053) starting tomorrow and staying there until
Friday evening or Saturday morning. Of course, this depends on the afore-
mentioned bags being released by custom officials. J20DX callsign will be
used from there. Should plans again change we will update. Thanks for your
understanding and recent messages of support."
On April 18th, they reported, "This expedition would test the patience
of most people. This morning at 0700 local we departed the mainland for
the 40 minute crossing to Moucha Island. We identified an excellent loca-
tion for radio upon arrival and immediately assembled a 15m VDA and 17m &
20m vertical dipoles. Our intention was to add more antennas as the day
progressed. Literally 5 minutes before the first CQ from AF-053 we received
a phone-call from National Security saying signatures were needed for the
authorization letter to permit us to collect our impounded gear. This same
letter would also allow us to depart Djibouti without anymore issues at
airport customs. However, we had to return to the mainland to get the
letter. The weekend is Friday and Saturday here in Djibouti meaning this
would likely be our final chance of obtaining the important authorization
letter prior to heading home. Before we had even started, teardown begun.
Yes, we left the island 2 hours after arriving. AF-053 is now also can-
celled. Upon returning to the mainland we headed straight to the National
Security offices. Yes, you guessed it no authorized letter to be seen.
We had basically been told fake news. We've now had enough of this country
and look forward to heading home. All recent spots for J20DX on the cluster
are also fake.
The following was posted this past weekend on their Web page:
"FULL UPDATE / STORY ON WHY THIS EXPEDITION DID NOT HAPPEN COMING SOON."
For more details and updates, watch their Web page at: https://j20dx.com
J7, DOMINICA. Operators Tom/SM0CXU/SM2U (PY2ZZXU, PW2D) and Andersson/
SM0DZB/SM0T will be active as J79U and J79TA, respectively, from Dominica
Island (NA-101) between May 7-15th. Activity will be on various HF bands.
QSL both callsign via M0OXO or his OQRS.
J8, ST. VINCENT (Reminder/Update). Brian, GW4DVB, will once again be
active as J88PI from Palm Island (aka Prune Island, WW Loc. FK92HO, IOTA
NA-025), in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Island group, between May
7-14th. Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/10/6 meters using CW, SSB, SSTV
and FT8. He will use a Yaesu FT991A into a 10m vertical antenna, a M0CVO
HW-40HP off center fed dipole and possibly new antennas. QSL via GW4DVB
direct only (PayPal available) to: PO Box 20:20, Llanharan, Pontyclun,
Wales - UK CF72 9ZA. For more details and updates, check:
ADDED NOTE: Palm Island is an exclusive, private-island resort. This
idyllic tropical hideaway is situated near the southern tip of St. Vincent
and the Grenadines, an idyllic archipelago of 32 tropical islands and
cays known for its stunning natural beauty, clear, warm waters and turtles.
JW, SVALBARD. Freddy, ON6FDP, will be active as JW/ON7SA from Svalbard
(EU-026) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/
Non-Assit entry. QSL via ON6FDP.
LX8, LUXEMBURG (Special Event). Operators from four different countries
(F, DK, PA and LX) will activate the callsign LX8SAR from Weicherdange
(WW Loc. JO20XA) in northern Luxembourg during the "SAARLORLUX - Friend-
ship Meeting 2019" between May 10-12th. Activity will be on various HF
bands using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via the RL Bureau.
OG0/OH0, ALAND ISLANDS (Update). Operators Anne/OH2YL and Marko/OH2LGW
will be active as OG0YL and OH0/OH2LGW, respectively, from Aland Islands
(EU-002) between April 19-23rd. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, including
60m, using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL OG0YL via OH2YL and OH0/OH2LGW via OH2LGW.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (April 22-28th).......
Apr/22nd AN Apr/25th AN Apr/27th HN
Apr/23rd AN Apr/26th AN Apr/28th 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 for propagation:
* 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
QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu) (April 21st)
4E8T via M0OXO (O) EA9/OE6PJD/P via OE6PJD OH2YOTA via OH2YOTA (C/N)
5P0WARD via OZ1ACB (O/L/N) EM4IFF via US5IQ OK/SQ9MDF/P via SQ9MDF
9M6ZAE via W3HNK GB0BOC via GM0OTI (L/e) ON/PD0RWL/P via PD0RWL
A60WARD via A61BK GB50WAB via G7GJU OZ2SPACE via OZ1ACB
AM670URP via EA6URP HB9O via HB9BRG PD/DO1BEN via DO1BEN
BW/KU1CW via KU1CW (L) IJ9/DJ4EL via DJ4EL (O/L) ST1CA via I2YSB
DF0FML via DL2SK IO5CNPP via IZ5RHU TM19PAQ via F4HZS
DQ600UNI via DL5KVV KH8/OZ0J via OZ0J (O/L) TM4G via ON4ZD
E7/PD2BA via PD2BA (B) KH8/OZ1RH via OZ0J (O/L)
(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.......
9M4COO QSL INFO. QSL only direct to: MALAYSIA WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2019,
NO 335, JALAN SCIENTEX MAJU 12, SCIENTEX KULAI 2, KULAI, JOHOR, JH 81000,
West Malaysia. Activity was by the Kulai DXers Club during the Malaysia
World Amateur Radio Day, and every successful contact will be given a
'digital certificate' through the 9MDXC Web site at: http://www.9mdxc.com
ARRL ROLLS BACK OUTGOING QSL BUREAU RATES TO 2011 PRICES! On April 15th,
the ARRL posted on their Web page the following: ARRL is rolling back
Outgoing QSL Bureau rates to 2011 levels. Effective May 15, 2019, the
new rates will be:
* 2 USDs for 10 or fewer cards in one envelope.
* 3 USDs for 11 20 cards in one envelope, or
* 75 cents per ounce for packages with 21 or more cards. For example,
a package containing 1.5 pounds of cards — 24 ounces, or about 225
cards — will cost $18.
No transaction service fees. Any cards received before May 15th will
be charged the current rate. There will be no adjustments for cards
received before May 15th. More information is on the ARRL website at:
VP6D DUCIE ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (LoTW). As announced at the Inter-
national DX Convention, Visalia, on Sunday April 14th, the entire VP6D
log was uploaded to LoTW. Please direct any questions about your QSOs
to Tim M0URX after April 18th.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 9V1YC, A45XR, AP2NK, JT1BV, JT1CO, J5T, LX1DA,
T31EU, TG4/KM4SII, UZ4FWD/UH8W, V84SAA, VP6D, VI9NI, YD1OFO, Z31RQ,
Z36W and ZS/SP5ES
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 9X4XX, C5YK, CE0Y/NP4G, CM2MA, DU3LA, JW4PUA,
KV4FZ, OH1XX, OX/OZ1LXJ, PJ4/NE9U, RI0B, VK4/JA8COE and XT2SZZ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE IARU BUREAU: Z31RQ
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
to send in their info....
SILENT KEY (SK). It has been reported that U.S. astronaut who pioneered
the use of Amateur Radio to make contacts from space, Owen K. Garriott,
W5LFL, became a Silent Key (SK) on April 15th, at the age of 88, from
his home in Huntsville, Alabama. For more details, see the following
SV9, CRETE. Seppo, OH1VR, will once again be active as SV9/OH1VR from
Kato Stalos, Crete (EU-015), between April 25th and May 1st. Activity
will be on 80-10 meters using mainly CW. QSL only direct via OH1VR.
T40, CUBA. Operators Raul/CO8ZZ and Nelson/CM8JY will be active as T40A
from Las Tunas during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) as a Multi-
Single entry. QSL via direct only (info on QTZ.com).
TC23, TURKEY (Special Event). By the time you read this, members of the
Tango Alpha Ham Radio Club will be active as TC23TC until April 23rd.
Activity is to celebrate the 23rd April Children Fest and is dedicated
to children by the great leader Ataturk. Operations will be on various
HF bands, depending on the propagation conditions, using SSB, RTTY, SSTV
and FT8. QSL via info on QRZ.com.
TG9, GUATEMALA. Dwight, VE7BV, will once again be active as TG9BBV from
Antigua, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala, between May 24th and June 13th. Activity
will be on 80/40/20/17/15/12 meters using mostly CW, but with some SSB
and FT8. QSL via VE7BV, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
VU7, LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS. Shabu, M0KRI, and two of his radio friends from
India (Samson and Sree Kumar/VU2OB) will be active as VU7RI from Lakshadweep
Islands (AS-011) between October 19-31st. Activity will be on 80-6 meters,
with a focus on 40/30/20/15m, using CW, SSB and FT8. Equipment will be an
ICOM 706 MK2G & TS480SAT with (possibly) a 400w amp into Home-brewed Moxon
for 20m, Elevated Vertical for 40m, and a Multi-band off center fed dipole
for the other bands. QSL via M0KRI, LoTW and ClubLog's OQRS. For more
details and updates, watch: https://vu7ri.com
XV, VIETNAM. Sven, HB9DXB, will be active as XV9DXB from his second home
in Vietnam starting around June 1st. Activity will be on 80/40/20/10 meters
using CW and SSB. QSL via HB9DXB direct or LoTW.