The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1446
January 6, 2020
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, N2OO, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K5GS, K8CX,
K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, WB8RFB, W9ILY, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News
Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, EA6VQ, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les
Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, Pete Rayer & ISWL, RN3RQ,
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, 29th/December, through Sunday, 5th/January there were 208
countries active. Countries available: 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S,
4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9V,
9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN,
CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK,
EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FT/z, FW, FY,
G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR,
HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, 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, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU,
SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, UA, UA2, UA9,
UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP9, VR, VU,
XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA, ZB,
ZC4, 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".
2019 DX SOUND BITES! Tom, K8CX, has done it again. He has provided DXers
with 130 memorable rare DX sound clips (now in MP3 format) from Ohio during
2019. This brings the total number of MP3 sound clips on Hamgallery to 2,741.
Visit Tom's famous "HAM GALLERY" Web site at: http://hamgallery.com/dx2019
While there, also check out some of the other features on his Web page,
such as: 22 years of "Rare DX Sound Clips" of the past (as well as some
clips from the 1960's and 1970's which includes all the major DXpeditions
and rare DX heard on the bands), QSL Card Museum, Dayton Photo Galleries
and Tribute to Silent Key Ham Operators. Tom states, "If anyone has any
old HF recordings, I would be interested in hearing from them." (especially
sound clips pre-1998 to add to the site) His E-mail address is:
3D2, FIJI. Darren, VK4MAP,is now active as 3D2DJ from Viti Levu Island
(OC-016), Fiji, until January 15th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10
meters using SSB. QSL via his home callsign direct.
3Z50, POLAND (Special Event). Krzysztof "Kris", SP6DVP/3Z6V (ex-SP0DVP,
SR6DVP, SP6V, SN40DVP, SO6V), will activate the special event callsign
3Z50DVP to celebrate his 50th anniversary (1969-2019) of being an amateur
radio operator. Activity began on October 15th and will end on April 30th,
2020. Operations will be on CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. He has announced that
he will be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th). QSL via his home
callsign, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog or LoTW.
7A, INDONESIA. A team of YB operators will be active as 7A2A from a contest
station in Central Java during the CQWW 160m CW Contest (January 24-26th)
as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW, direct, or via YB2DX. No other
details were provided.
D4, CAPE VERDE. Egill, TF3EO, is now active as D44KF, from Praia, on
Santiago Island (AF-005), until January 9th. Activity will be on various
HF bands on CW and FT-8 mostly. QSL via G3SWH direct or OQRS. IRCs are
NOT accepted. A log search will be available on the G3SWH Web page at:
All logs will be uploaded to both LoTW and ClubLog in due course.
DAY-XENIA HAMVENTION NEWS (Press Release, dated January 6th) [edited]
SWODXA DX DINNER ANNOUNCEMENT -- Mike Suhar - W8RKO (email@example.com)
-- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- The SouthWest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA)
is pleased to announce that we will again sponsor the DX Dinner, held in
conjunction with the 2020 Dayton Hamvention. This, our 35th annual dinner,
will be on Friday, May 15th, 2020, at the Dayton Marriott, 1414 S. Patterson
Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409.
We will have another fantastic array of great prizes at the Dinner and
There will be a cash bar starting at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at
7:00. Following the event, there will be a separate room and cash bar
available for more fellowship. This is an excellent opportunity to meet
new hams and to renew old acquaintances as well as to learn about past
DXpeditions and those in the planning stages.
The Marriott is very accommodating to a group our size. The dining room
is on the ground floor so there are no steps, the dining room is very large,
and there is ample free, on-site parking.
This dinner is always well attended by some of the most avid DXers in
the world. The 2019 dinner had over 400 attendees! As in the past, there
will be some major door prizes, and there is always great anticipation as
to who will be named the "DXpedition of the Year", the "IOTA DX-Peditioner
of the Year", as well as the inductees in to the CQ DX Hall of Fame during
Tickets can be purchased on the SWODXA Events website at:
Program details and a list of the prizes will be on the website as they
become available and updates will be sent out regularly via Twitter. Follow
us on Twitter - @SWODXA
You can check (https://swodxaevents.org/latest-news/) for the latest news.
DX HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS (Press Release, dated January 2nd)[edited].
Reminder: CQ DX Hall of Fame Nominations Due March 1st -- Just a reminder
that nominations for the 2020 "class" of the CQ DX Hall of Fame are due
by March 1st. The CQ DX Hall of Fame honors those DXers who have gone
"above and beyond," not only in terms of their own on-air accomplishments
but also in terms of "giving back" to the DXing community. A maximum of
two (2) people may be inducted each year. Nominations may be made by DX
clubs, national organizations or individuals, and must be submitted by
March 1st of each year to be considered. Nominations should be directed
to CQ DX Hall of Fame, c/o CQ magazine, 17 West John Street, Hicksville,
NY 11801 USA; or (preferably) via e-mail to .
Be sure to specify that the nomination is for the CQ DX Hall of Fame.
See ya' in the Pileups!
Bob Schenck, N2OO
DX Editor - CQ Magazine
President South Jersey DX Association
E4, PALETINE. "Russian Robinson Club" operators Vasily/R7AL, Vasily/RA1ZZ,
Leonid/RW9JZ and Nikolay/R5EC should be active as E44RU from Palestine
(near Jericho) until January 14th. Their pilot is Victor, UA3AKO. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8 (F/H). QSL via R7AL,
ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. For more details and updates, see:
E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Donald, VE7DS, will be active as E51DDG from the
Kiikii Inn on Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between February 2-14th. Activity
will be on 40/30/20/17 meters daily using CW only with an Elecraft K3 and
KPA500 running 500 watts into verticals on the beach. QSL via LoTW or by
FR, REUNION ISLAND. Roland, F8EN (ex-CN8EM, FO8BV, 3C3CR, TR8CR, TR50R),
will be active as FR/F8EN from Reunion Island between January 23rd and
February 18th. Activity will be CW only on various HF bands. QSL via
F6AJA, direct or through the REF Bureau. The QSL will be printed upon
his return to France and the log will be uploaded on the LNDX Web site
H44, SOLOMON ISLANDS. Shane, VK4KHZ, will be active as H44DA from Busuone
Village, Guadalcanal Island (OC-047), Solomon Islands, until January 7th.
Activity will be focused on 6 meters, but he will be active on 80/60/40/
20/15/10 meters using SSB and also SO50 Satellite. On 60m, listen for him
on 50110 and 50125, 50135 kHz. QSL via his home callsign direct.
H44, SOLOMON ISLANDS. Bernhard, DL2GAC, will once again be active as H44MS
from Malaita Island (OC-047), Solomon Islands, between February 5th and
April 20th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using SSB. QSL via his home
HE2, SWITZERLAND (Special Event). Members of the Association des Radio-
amateurs de la Cote (HB9HI) will activate the special event station HE2JOJ
until January 31st. Activity is to mark the 3rd edition of the Winter
Youth Olympic Games (Jeux Olympiques de la Jeunesse) to be hosted in
Lausanne. QSL via HB9HI, direct or by the Bureau. A special certificate
will be available. For complete information, see the following Web page
at: http://www.hb9hi.ch/he2joj. The Youth Olympic Games, an international
multi-sport event organized by the International Olympic Committee, aim
at bringing together talented young athletes aged 15-18 from around the
AS-068. Igor, UA9KDF, will lead a team of operators to activate Ras-
torguyeva Island sometime in mid-March (depending on WX).
No other details are available.
AS-207. (NEW) Victor, UA3AKO, will lead a team of Russian Robinson
members to activate Kosa Dvukh Pilotov Island during sometime
in the Spring. No other details are available.
NA-102. Jean, FG8NY, will be active with the special callsign TO10CWO
from Saint Claude, Basse Terre Island, Guadeloupe, between
January 17-31st. Activity is to celebrate 10th anniversary
of CW Ops Club. Operations will will be on various HF bands
on CW. QSL via FG8NY.
NA-153. Members of Radio Club Puebla DX will be active as 6F3A from
Isla Perez (grid EL52dj), Mexico, between February 11-17th.
The operators mentioned are Patricia/XE1SPM (Team Leader),
Ismael/XE1AY, Rey/XE1SRD and Ricardo/XE1SY. Activity will be
on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters, and include the ARRL DX CW
Contest (February 15-16th). QSL via XE1SY.
ADDED NOTE: Ismael, XE1AY, reports that he doing CW and the
satellites, and will also TX from EL50 and XE1AY/mm EL51.
SA-080. Operators Rafael/PP2OK, Esdras/PY6ZK, Edilson/PU6JEL, and
Bob/PY6TV will be active as ZW6C from Tinhare Island between
January 16-19th. Activity will be on 40/20/10 meters using
CW and SSB. Suggested frequencies are 7018, 7165, 14025, 14255,
28025 and 28455 kHz. QSL via PY6TV direct (SAE) or via PayPal
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......
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For January 2020). The following ISWL club callsigns will
be used throughout the month of January 2020:
GX4BJC/A - Operated /A, Operated from Great Sutton, in Cheshire, by
Geof, M0BAU; (WAB Square - SJ37 - England, IOTA EU-005,
GX4BJC/P - Operated /P By Geof. His /P location and WAB details upon
MX1SWL/A - Operated /A, from Bream, in Gloucestershire, by Chris, G0SDD;
(WAB Square - SO60 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
ALL QSLs will be handled by Dick, M5DIK - The QSL Manager and NOT the
individual operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club.
All QSL info is on (www.iswl.org.uk) or (www.qrzcq.com) or (www.qrz.com)
or via (www.eQSL.cc). NO LoTW.
NH7, HAWAII. Operators Albert/NH7A/F5VHJ, will be active as NH7A from
Keaau during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Single-Op/
All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via F5VHJ, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. REF
Bureau cards go to F5VHJ. USA cards via WA6WPG.
OE1970, AUSTRIA (Special Event). Look for Wolfgang, OE1WWL, to be active
as OE1970WWL from Vienna to celebrate his 50th anniversary in amateur
radio throughout 2020. He plans to participate in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest
(March 28-29th) signing as OE0WWL. QSL via OE1WWL, by the Bureau, LoTW
and eQSL. For more details, see: https://www.qsl.net/oe1wwl/oe1970wwl
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
OY, FAROE ISLANDS. Operators Torsten/DL4APJ and Udo/DL2AQI will be active
as OY/DL4APJ and OY/DL2AQI from Faroe Islands between September 15-23rd.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL
via their home callsigns, by the Bureau or LoTW.
P4, ARUUBA. Thomas, NY4P, will be active as P4/NY4P from Aruba Island
(SA-036) sometime in the August 2020. Activity will be holiday style on
various HF bands using SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the
Bureau or LoTW.
PJ4, BONAIRE. Phil, N2HX, will be active as PJ4/N2HX from Bonaire (SA-006,
WLOTA LH-1279) between March 1-15th. Activity will be on various HF bands
using SSB, RTTY and FT8. He also plans to be in the ARRL DX SSB Contest
(March 7-8th). QSL via N2HX.
PJ5, ST. EUSTATIUS. Chuck, KG9N, will be active as PJ5/KG9N from St.
Eustatius (NA-145) between February 4-21st. Activity will be on 160-6
meters using CW, RTTY and possibly SSB. Contests include the ARRL DX CW
(February 15-16th) and CQ WPX RTTY (February 8-9th). QSL via KG9N, direct,
by the Bureau or LoTW.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (January 6-12th).......
Jan/06th AN Jan/09th AN Jan/11th AN
Jan/07th AN Jan/10th AN Jan/12th 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)
(December 29th and January 5th)
3Z0XMAS via SP6IEQ & (L) DU6/PE1NSQ via EA5GL & (L/e) OP6A via ON6ARA
3Z20HNY via SP6IEQ & (L) E2OH via E21EIC OP7F via ON7WZ
4L8A via K1BV & (L) EA/KU1CW via KU1CW (L) OR18TWS via ON4TWS
4O4T via YU1FW & (L) EA8/PA9CW/P via PA9CW OT2J/P via ON8JJ
4U1UN via HB9BOU EG2ETS via EA2RKW OU5U via OZ3FD
5B60AMR via 5B4AMR (L) EG3WBD via EA3GZA OV1T via OZ1LCW (L/e)
5P6MJ via OZ6MJ EG4CWO via EG4CWO (L) R105DA via RZ5D
5P6PI via OZ6PI EH3DK via EA3ZK RA/5B4ALX via IZ4AMS & (L)
5P9Z/P via DL7UZO EI/DJ1WI via DJ1WI S549APR via S51A & (L)
8Q7MA via LY5W EM600T via UR7TWY SF10CWO via SM6CUK & (L)
A61QQ via A61BK & (L) EX0DX via HB9DUR & (L) SM/R1ZA via R1ZA
A65BP via UA6MF & (L) GB60ATG via M0OXO (O) SM0T via SM0DZB & (L)
AO3DAD/MM via EA3IEB & (L) GB6HNY via GB6HNY (e) SP7O via SP7SEW & (L)
AO3SON/MM via EA3IGR & (L) HB0/DL2SBY via DL2SBY (O/d/L) SU1SK via SM5AQD (d)
C5SP via SP3PS & (L) HB0/DL4EA via DL4EA & (L) T7/I4GHG via T77C (d)
C5YK via ON7YK & (L) HB90DAX via HB9DAX TC5OCK via TA5FA & (L)
CE0Y/UR5BCP via KD7WPJ (d/B) HE2JOJ via HB9HI TO2O via TO2O (O/L)
D44KF via G3SWH (O/d) HF670ML via SP8N TT8SN via DL9USA & (L)
DF70DARC via DK5DC HF90TPCF via SP7PGK V31MA via M0OXO (O/L)
DL0YLL via DC2CT HG6Y via HA6OI W0C via W0C (L)
DL100BKW via DL7JOM (O/B/N) II4BRN via IQ4FE W2C via K2RYD
DL300AH via DG2FEJ & (e) II6MOON via IW6ATQ (d) W2T via W2ZQ
DL70DARC via DG2FDE IW3HV via 9A8MDC (O/L/e) XP3A via PA3249 (d/L/e)
DM70GER via M0SDV (O) JL1UTS via JL1UTS (d) XV9NPS via JA2NPS (B)
DO70DARC via DG2FDE KK1CWO via W1UU YP2020HNY via YO3KPA (O)
DP70DARC via DK5DC LX75V via LX1JH YT50SCWC via YU1MM
DQ10CWO via DJ5BWD (O/L) LZ1908IK via LZ1KCP ZL20SLO via ZL1SLO
DQ750KL via DL5KVV OE/HB9RB via RC3C ZP5RLA via ZP7DD
DR10CWO via DJ5BWD (O/L) OH0/R1BEO via R1BEO ZP9MCE via EA5ZD
DR175CW via M0SDV (O) OH0R via OH2PM ZS0RR via PA2PGU (O/d/L)
DU1/N6HPX via N6HPX OL10CWO via OK1TN
(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
7X7X: Ben Lagha, 18 Rue Louis Aragon, 26200 Montelimar, FRANCE
LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4O7CC, 9G2HO, A65DR, CE0Y/UR5BCP, D41CV, DS3EXX,
HA8JV, JW7QIA, PA3FQA, SM3EVR, SP2XF, T6AA, TO2O, TO80SP, TR8GA, UT3IB,
V73NS and VP6R
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 6Y6N, 8R1/AG6UT, KL7RRC/P (NA-210), OM2XW,
PJ5/SP6EQZ, TO80SP, TR8CR, V6K, YJ0FWA, YJ0RRC (OC-104) and YJ0RRC (OC-111)
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE 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....
R200, RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the Russian Robinson Club are
active with the special event callsign R200ANT until March 31st. Activity
is to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the Antarctica.
QSL via RZ3EC. Aso, a special "Antarctica 200 award" is available. Complete
details are available on QRZ.com and at: https://antarctica200.hamlog.ru
T8, PALAU (Reminder). Kazuyoushi, JH6WDG, will once again be active as
T88AQ from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009)
between January 7-13th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB
and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW. For more details
about the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room), see:
TX7, MARQUESAS ISLANDS. Operators Lance/W7GJ and Gene/KB7Q will be active
as TX7MB from Taaoa, Hiva Oa Island (OC-027), between November 3-15th.
Look for W7J to operate 6m EME and KB7Q 2m EME. QSL via W7GJ. Lance has
informed OPDX of the following on Janaury 3rd: "In order to provide plenty
of advance warning, I wanted to update you on the progress regarding
planning for the Marquesas EME activation next November. Lodging is secured
in Hiva Oa, FO licenses are now in hand and I will be purchasing airline
tickets next week. KB7Q will be joining me to simultaneously operate 2m EME
while I am operating 6m EME. We will be QRV during the best days of the
month for EME. Our team callsign for Marquesas operation is TX7MB.
All the details of the 6m EME operation from TX7MB, including the planned
6m EME operating schedule, are here:
For details on the 2m operation, please see KB7Q's site here:
I am still investigating the possibility of a solo activation of the
Austral Islands on 6m EME at the end of October before flying up to Hiva
Oa. My callsign for any Austral Island operation will be FO/W7GJ. I would
not be in the Austral Islands during the best days of the month for 6m EME,
but the Degradation during the last 12 days of October is still quite
reasonable. Given the fact that cndx then are very similar to the days
when most of my contacts were made from S79GJ a few months ago, I am
optimistic that I could be quite successful with a number of stations
still needing FO/A. If I can put something together for an operation in
the Austral Islands, I will send out another update and create another
website for that.
GL and VY 73, Lance"
V2, ANTINGUA. Flavio, IW2NEF, will be active as V26FP from Antigua Island
(NA-100, WWLOC. FK97BB) between March 7-13th. Activity will be on 40-10
meters using SSB and FT8 mode only. His equipment is a Yaesu FT857 with
fishing rod 10m wire antenna. QSL only via Manager IK2DUW.
V3, BELIZE (Correction). Robert, W0YBS, will be active as V31CO from Caye
Caulker Island (NA-073, not NA-105) starting February 1st, for 3 weeks.
Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, RTTY and FT8. Robert bought
a condo on the Island of Caye Caulker in October of 2019. He plans on
being active on a fairly regular basis throughout the coming years. QSL
via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. He will upload LoTW
logs on a regular basis but will not send QSL cards until returning to
his home in Colorado. For more details and updates, see: http://w0ybs.com
V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS. Operators Larry/K3VX and Bill/W3WH will be active
as V4/K3VX and V4/W3WH from V47JA's QTH on Saint Kitts Island (NA-104)
before and after the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 15-16th). During the
contest, they will sign as V4/K3VX as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via their
VK9N, NORFOLK ISLAND (Reminder). Janusz, SP9FIH, will be active as VK9NK
from Norfolk Island (OC-005) between January 12th and April 12th. He
states, " It is my tribute to Jim Smith, VK9NS, who lived and operated
from there for years. According to last internet poll VK9N is 85th most
wanted entity." Activity will be on 160-10 meters using SSB, RTTY and
FT8. Suggested frequencies are:
SSB - 7095, 14195, 18140, 21195, 24940 and 28420 kHz
RTTY - 1845, 3569, 7045, 10145, 14095, 18095, 21095, 24920 and 28095 kHz
FT8 (F/H) - 1845 (1908 JA), 3569, 7045, 10145, 14095, 18095, 21095,
24920 and 28095 kHz
Equipment will be an IC-7200 and Expert 1.3K-FA into a Spiderbeam and
verticals. QSL via SP9FIH or ClubLog's OQRS. His Web page is now online
with a needs band/mode survey at: http://vk9nk.dxpeditions.org
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Dave, KM3T, will be active as VP5/KM3T
from Turks and Caicos Islands, between January 7-14th. Activity will be
holiday style on 160-10 meters using CW and possibly FT8. His activity
will include the NAQP CW Contest (January 11-12th). QSL via his home
VP8PJ SOUTH ORKNEY ISLANDS DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release #9, dated
January 2nd). South Orkney Islands DXpedition VP8PJ -- We are pleased to
announce the call sign for the Perseverance DX Group's expedition South
Orkney 2020 will be changed to VP8PJ.
In past years it was relatively easy to get a preferred VP8 call sign
for the British Antarctic Territory. After a licensing administrative
change, we were unable to obtain a VP8 call sign for operation from South
Orkney and were advised to use /VP8.
Alan, VK6CQ, a recent addition to the team, holds the call sign VP8PJ
that was issued to him for operation from the British Antarctic Territory.
After submission of a copy of Alan's license, ARRL has issued us a new
LoTW certificate for the use of this call from South Orkney for the duration
of our expedition.
73, Team VP8PJ
Please direct your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
VP9, BERMUDA (Reminder/Update). Joe, WB9EAO, will be active as WB9EAO/VP9
from the Hamilton QTH of Ed, VP9GE (see http://vp9ge.com/), between January
9-14th. Joe states, "This is my first DXpedition! So please forgive the
operating problems and delays!" Activity will be holiday style on 160-17
meters using CW and SSB. He will use various wire antennas and a 4 element
yagi for 20/15/10 meters with 100w. QSL via WB9EAO, direct, by the Bureau,
eQSL or LoTW.
W8S SWAINS ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update, dated December 27th) [edited].
Everything is on schedule for our Swains DXpedition.
Last month Martin, PA4WM, and Gerben, PG5M, have been working on the
antennas for Swains. After some small design changes, the antennas are
ready now (thanks to Dado E74AW for helping with the 160m antenna).
We also have collected a lot of other equipment and tools. We were in
doubt if everything would fit in the 3 boxes we created especially for
This morning we started packing all the equipment. At the end of the
afternoon we were ready. Luckily everything fitted in the boxes: 14 RX/TX
antennas, 800 meters of coax-cable, 2.4 KM of radials, bandpass filters,
power supplies and tools were packed in the boxes.
The boxes are ready for transport, the total weight is approx. 200 KG.
Within 3 weeks we will transport it to American Samoa.
After finishing this phase of our project we will now focus on the next
phase the radio and computer equipment.
The whole team is looking forward to activate Swains Island as W8S.
Regards, Ronald Stuy, PA3EWP
ZP, PARAGUAY. Manu, ZP9MCE, will be active from Hohenau-Itapъa during the
CQ 160m CW Contest (January 24-26th) and the ARRL DX CW Contest (February
15-16th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW.