The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1421
July 8, 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, KD3CQ, W3UR & The Daily DX, N7NG,
K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, KU9C, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter,
DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles
DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RW6HS, 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, 30th/June, through Sunday, 7th/July there were 204 countries
active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I,
4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K,
9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM,
CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI,
EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, 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, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4,
LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2,
PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9,
T2, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR,
V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW,
XZ, YA, YB, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, 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".
8P BARBADOS. Dean, 8P6SH, will be active as 8P2K during the following
CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th) -- Single-Op/Single-Band (80m)
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) -- Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) -- Single-Op/Single-Band (160m)
Dean will be using a TS590 with phased verticals 4 dipoles. On 160m
he will use an Inverted L and RX antenna on 160m. QSL via KU9C.
AM3, SPAIN (Special Event). Members of the Mike Delta Victor DX Group
will be operating the special event station AM3WRG around the World
Roller Games in Barcelona between now and July 14th. Three special awards
are available. QSL via LoTW or eQSL. For more details, see:
CY9C ST. PAUL ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. The CY9C team posted the following
on their Web page (https://cy9c.com)[edited]: Seven of the 2016 DXpedtion
Team will be returning July 31st, 2019, to St. Paul Island. We hope to
fill many of the band/mode slots still in demand and for those that
missed the DXpedition as a all time new one, we will work hard to fill
that slot as well. Lots of EME, SAT, FT8 as well. Frequencies for their
operations on FT8:
160m – 1836 Normal FT8 17m – 18095 Fox/Hound
80m – 3567 Fox/Hound 15m – 21091 Fox/Hound
60m – 5357 Normal FT8 12m – 24911 Fox/Hound
40m – 7056 Fox/Hound 10m – 29081 Fox/Hound
30m – 10131 Fox/Hound 6m – 50316 Fox/Hound
20m – 14090 Fox/Hound
D4, CAPE VERDE. Lukas, HB9EBT, will once again be active as D44TEG from
Tarrafal, Santiago Island (AF-005, WLOTA 0158) between July 22-29th.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters CW only using an Elecraft K3 with 100
watts into a Triple Leg antenna on a 15m Fiberglass pole and homemade
feeder line. QSL via his home callsign, direct (NO IRCs) or by the Bureau.
HAPPY 150th (Hiram Percy Maxim Birthday Celebration). The ARRL is cele-
brating the 150th anniversary of the birth of ARRL’s first president and
cofounder Hiram Percy Maxim (HPM), W1AW, born on September 2nd, 1869.
The ARRL will hold an operating event this summer to celebrate HPM’s
legacy from 0000 UTC on August 31st, and continue until 2359 UTC on
September 8th. It is open to all radio amateurs. W1AW and all ARRL members
will append “/150” to their callsigns during this event (DX operators who
are ARRL members may operate as /150, if permitted by their
country of license.) For more details, see the ARRL Web page at:
HR, HONDURAS. Alan, N3AD, will be active possibly with a special HR9 call-
sign (or as HR9/N3AD) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as
well as the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry. Before and after the contest, he will sign HR9/N3AD. QSL via W3HNK.
AS-206. Harry, JG7PSJ, will be active as JG7PSJ/7 from Oshima Island
(New IOTA) starting around 2200z, July 19th, until 0600z,
July 21st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB
and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign. For more info and updates,
EU-004. Gabriel, EA6VQ, will once again be active from Mallorca Island,
Balearic Islands, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th)
as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via EA6VQ or LoTW.
EU-030. Carsten, OZ4CG, is once again active as OZ4SOP from Bornholm
Island, in the center of the Baltic Sea, until July 31st. He
is active every year for the Sea Of Peace Award (For details,
see: https://www.amateurfunk-mvp.de/inhalte/sopdiple.htm ).
All QSOs are on CW. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW and eQSL. If
you need a paper QSL, order it via ClubLog and he will send
your card via the Bureau.
EU-075. Konstantinos/SV8GGI will be active from Salamina Island during
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/
12-HRs/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.
EU-107. Operators Gil/F4FET and Antoine/F5RAB will be active as TM7P
from Petite Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th)
as a Multi-Op entry. They plan to be active some days before
and after the contest weekend. QSL via F4FET.
EU-124. Operators Jim/M0JWB, Lyns/G0AZE, Dave/G4CXQ, Graham/G4DPH,
Stephen/G4TBD and Warren/M7RVD will be active as MW0TSL/P
from Caldey Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th)
as a Multi-Op entry. QSL info was not provided.
EU-131. Several members of the ARI Mestre Team will be active as
IQ3ME/p from Pellestrina Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via IQ3ME, direct,
by the Bureau or LoTW.
EU-146. Teun, PA5TT, will be active from Schouwen Duiveland during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode entry.
QSL via PA5TT.
EU-183. If you worked YP0H as of July 4th (activity about 30 hours),
you worked Sacalinu Mare Island, Romania. Operators were
Sandro/VE7NY/YO3FBK, Adrian/KO8SCA/YO8SCA and Gabi/YO8WW.
QSL via VE7NY, direct (SASE NA 2 USDs/Europe 3 USDs) or by
the Bureau (1-2 years).
EU-185. Valery, RU6DX, will once again be active as RU6DX/p from
Sudzhuk Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th)
as a Single-Op/All-Bands/Mix-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via
OC-133. (Reminder) Saty, JE1JKL, will once again be active as 9M6NA
from Mohammed's, 9M6MO, QTH on Labuan Island, East Malaysia,
between July 7-16th. His focus will be on 6 meters FT8 (50.313
and 50.323 MHz), and also FT8 (F/H) on 50.318 MHz. He will also
participate in IARU HF Championship (July 13-14th). QSL via
ClubLog's OQRS only for Bureau and direct QSLs. All the logs
are promptly uploaded to LoTW. Visit Saty's home page at:
PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new (www.iota-world.org) 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......
OH0, ALAND ISLANDS (Excerpts from a press release by Wayne, N7NG, dated
July 1st). OH0C IN THE IARU RADIOSPORT -- During the IARU Contest (July
13-14th), an international team will air the callsign OH0C on all bands
using CW and SSB. Operators mentioned are: CO8DM, E21EIC, OH2BH and OH2TA
Outside of the contest they will use their personal callsigns. QSL OH0C
OJ0, MARKET REEF (Excerpts from a press release by Wayne, N7NG, dated
July 1st). Just a reminder that the Market Reef 50th anniversary cele-
brations (of its DXCC Status) is now happening as of July 6th, with
multiple callsigns and an international team. There are twenty-one valid
J0 licenses. More than 50% are expected to be active during this year.
If you work five of them (5) in 2019, a special award will be available.
If you work ten (10) of them in 2019, you will qualify for a special
award and a symbolic key to the lighthouse. Your log extract should be
submitted to Pasi, OH3WS, the contact person between the Finnish Light-
house Society (FLS) and the global ham fraternity. Look for the stations
and operators in the coming weeks:
OJ0A -- between now July 10th; Ops are CO8DM, DJ9ZB, E21EIC, E20NKB,
SM3DY, OH2TA, OH2BH and OH3JR
OJ0B & OJ0Z -- between July 10-13th; Ops are DJ9ZB, OH2PM, PB2T and OH3JR
OJ0C -- between July 13-20th; Ops are OH1UBO, OH2FB, OH3UAF and OH3WS
OJ0DX -- between July 25-31st; Ops are DL3DXX, DJ4MF, DL5SE, SM0W and
OJ0O -- between August 17-24th; Ops are DS4EIO, JH4RHF, JE6HIB, OG2M,
OH3JR and W5XU
PLEASE NOTE: OJ0AW and OJ0W were on earlier in 2019.
Additionally, the host operators will fill some slots and several odd
band/modes; OJ0W (OH3WS), OJ0JR (OH3JR), OJ0BH (OH2BH) and OJ0MR (OG2M).
The activations above will make eleven (11) OJ0 callsigns to hunt.
Thank you for being part of the OJ0 50-Years celebrations.
OPDX MAILING LIST (Just A 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
P4, ARUBA. Jaap, PA7DA, will be active as P4/PA7DA from Aruba Island
(SA-036) between October 17-31st. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10
meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Jaap states, "It will be a
low-cost activation, using IC-7300 w/100 watts into a HyEndFed wire
antenna." QSL via PA7DA by the Dutch Bureau. For updates, watch:
PJ7, SINT MAARTEN. Ed, WA1ZAM/N2HX, will once again be active as PJ7PL
from the Royal Palm's a week before and a week after the CQWW DX SSB
Contest. Activity will include operations in the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. Outside of the contest,
activity will be holiday style on 30-10 meters using SSB, RTTY, FT4 and
FT8 -- depending on what he brings down. QSL via N2HX or WA1ZAM.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 8-14th).......
Jul/08th AN Jul/11th AN Jul/13th AN
Jul/09th AN Jul/12th AN Jul/14th 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:
* Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
overseas locations are at: http://arrl.org/propagation
* Information and tutorials on propagation are at: http://k9la.us
* 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) (July 7th)
CS7/DO3HK via DO3HK IQ8FT via IK2UVR OE88YL via OE3YSC
DL50NFA via DL8NBM IQ8PC via IQ8PC (I-B) PB100IAU via PA9RZ
GB100BM via GB100BM (O/L/e/B) JT1QP/6 via DJ8QP R2019CG via RV9WB
GB13COL via G0VLF K2A via N2SQW (d) RA/DK2AI/M via DK2AI
GB19BAN via GB19BAN (L) K2H via W1AST (d) SN0FF via SP2QCR
GB80ENI via GB80ENI (B/d) K2J via N4YZ SN1I via SP1NQF
GM/DH5JBR/P via DH5JBR K2L via W1TEF (d) SN86LOT via SP1PMY
ID9/IW1EGO via IW1EGO K2M via K3MJW W3R via NY9H (d)
II0ROSA via 9A5URI LY2019RMD via LY2019RMD (L) Z3/KU1CW via KU1CW (L)
II1IVR via IW1FRU LZ1809PNS via LZ1KCP ZX40ZT via PT7ZT (d/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 (d*) Address in Russia
LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
* Michael, G7VJR (owner of ClubLog), reported this past week the follow-
ing change announcement: ClubLog will no longer require bureau cards to
be offered in OQRS. This reflects the reality of modern QSLing and will
come into effect shortly.
KH9/N7NVK (DXCC STATUS). We had a report that someone recently submitted
a card for KH9/N7NVK for DXCC and it was rejected for "no documentation
OLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind every-
one to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than
17,100 old QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site
- The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2007 to 2018) with more than
- At least one card for each 62 deleted DXCC countries (more than
- Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more
than 5700+ QSLs)
- Album for stations from North Africa 1945-1962 (500+ QSLs)
- More than 1000 QSLs from the Antarctic bases.
- With 280 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques
- More than 100 cards from Eparses Islands such as FR/B/E/G/J/T
- More than 500 QSLs for the rare French Pacific Islands such as
FK, FK/C, FO/C, FO/A, FO/M, FO/C and FW
- The FG, FM, FP, FS, FY stations from 1945 to 1969
- Commemoratives stations for ITU and IARU with more than 800 QSL.
- More than 3000 cards for the old timer with more than 150 countries
- Cards from the French Department before 1945.
- At least one card from each of the states in the U.S. before 1945.
The URL address for the Web site is: http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr
Some cards are still needed for the collection, and your particip-
ation is welcome. Only a ".jpg" file (both sides of the card) is required.
Please visit the site and give them your comments by sending an E-mail
QSL MANAGER UPDATE. Vasiliy, RW6HS, informs OPDX that he is now QSL
Manager for the following: 5C1M, CN4M, CN8PA, CN8QR, CN8RAH and CO8RBD
*** Very slow week for QSL info.....
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5T5PA, 5W1SA, 7X2TT, CP1FF, FG8OJ, G4HWZ,
HR9/AD8J, J73WA, NP2Q, OD5TE, OE6VHF, OX3HI, RA0FF and ZL3TY
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: PZ5RA and Z66Z
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE IARU BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!!
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
to send in their info....
* It has been reported that Wayne, W4MPY, became a Silent Key (SK) on
July 3rd. His wife, Lola, N4KAI passed away a year ago. Together
they made up the "QSL by W4MPY" team for many years, and printed
many QSL cards.
* Frequent participant in RTTY contests and former RTTY reflector
moderator William R. “Bill” Turner, W6WRT, of Landers, California,
became a Silent Key at the age of 77. Turner had been licensed since
1957 and previously held the call signs W6PDN, WA6HKV, W7LZP, and W7TI.
For more details, see:
* OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to
the family and friends of the above Silent Keys.
T33T BANABA ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. The following was posted on the Rebel
DX Group Media pages on July 2nd, with several pictures [edited]: "Dom
arrived safely in Japan today. He has several meetings scheduled over the
next few days/week. Once back in Fiji and after a little more boat 'work;,
then the Rebels will be off for Banaba and T33T. We love our newest Rebel
(and our newest skull & crossbones pirate flag). And we still have an
opening for an operator if one of you DXers is interested.... 73 for now!"
ADDED NOTES. NO specific dates announced yet. It is recommended to
watch the T33T (Banaba Island) on the QRZ.com Web pages, the Rebel DX
Groups Web and FaceBook pages for updates:
Also, keep an eye on 3Z9DX tracker at:
T8, PALAU. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will once again be active as T88PB from the
VIP-Guest Hotel in Koror City, Palau, between September 6-9th. Activity
will be on 160-6 meters using CW and 6m FT8. His equipment is an IC-7300
w/TL933 amp (about 500w) into a 3 element Yagi and DP antennas. QSL via
LoTW (preferred) or direct to his home callsign. For more details and
updates, see his Web page at: http://pandasan.jimdo.com
TI9, COCOS ISLAND. The following 2020 TI9C DXpedition showed up on QRZ.com
on July 3rd. It states that the operator is Marcos (Mark), 4B4B/XE1B. No
other info was provided. Stay tuned of updates!
VK9/N, NORFOLK ISLAND (Update). Operators Jacek/SP5EAQ (VK9NE), Mek/SP7VC
(VK9NC) and Marcin/SP5ES (VK9NG) will be active from Norfolk Island (OC-005)
between October and November. All three operators will have different
lengths of stay on the island: SP5EAQ (October 18th-November 4th), SP7VC
(October 18-28th) and SP5ES (October 28th-November 4th). Activity will
be on various HF bands. Modes: Jacek/SP5EAQ (SSB exclusively); Mek/SP7VC
(Digital modes) and Marcin/SP5ES (CW). Jacek/SP5EAQ will participate in
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th). QSL Manager will be SP7VC
(direct, by the Bureau or LoTW). Look for more details to be forthcoming.
A Web page is up, but still under construction at: http://vk9n-2019.dxing.pl
VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS. Kevin, K6TOP, will once again be active
as VP2V/K6TOP from Tortola, British Virgin Islands (NA-023), between
now and July 13th. Activity will be limited (family vacation) using
an ICOM 706 MKII with 100 watts into a End-Fed Half-Wave (EFHW) (for
40/30/20/17/15/10m). Operations will be CW almost exclusively. Operating
hours are typically 0000-0200z and 1000-1200z due to family commitments.
Kevin mentioned last time, "When the pileups get difficult, I listen to
the edges, so please spread your calls out." QSLs via LoTW (preferred)
or NR6M. NO Bureau cards. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog upon
WB4, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Look for special event station WB4ICJ
to be active from within the John F. Kennedy Space Center between July
14-20th. Activity is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first
manned lunar landing in 1969. Operations will be on 80/40/20 meters using
SSB and FT8. For more details, see: http://www.wb4icj.com