The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1451
February 10, 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, W2GD, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX,
WA4DAN, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, N0TG, DL1SBF,
DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA &
Les Nouvelles DX, HA5AO, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, RN3RQ, 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, 2nd/February, through Sunday, 9th/February there were 215
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S,
4U1I, 4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G,
9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY,
C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE0Z, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2,
DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY,
F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA,
HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, JA,
JD/o, JT, 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, PJ5, PJ7, PY,
PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI,
TI9, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7,
V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP8, VP8/o, VP9, VR, VU, XE, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN,
YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z6, 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".
2020 AAW. The 17th Antarctic Activity Week (AAW) takes place between
February 10-17th. For more details and a complete list of participating
stations can be seen at:
5H, TANZANIA (Reminder/Update). Chas, NK8O/VE3ISD, will once again be
active as 5H3DX from Zinga, Tanzania, sometime between February 23rd and
March 23rd. Activity will be from the pediatric hospital at Zinga. Usual
operations will be holiday style. Power output will be the legal limit
for Tanzania at 100w and the primary antenna should be a Hexbeam con-
figured for 40-6 meters, including the WARC bands and phased verticals
for 40/30/20 meters. Operations will be primarily CW, with PSK31, FT8
and possibly SSB and 60m. He states that he will use a simple wire an-
tenna and his KX3 with a KXPA100 amp. See QSL info on QRZ.com. Also,
QSL via LoTW and eQSL. NO Bureau. Watch QRZ.com for updates.
6Y, JAMAICA (Reminder/Update). Neil, G0RNU, is once again active as
6Y/G0RNU from the QTH of 6Y5NZ at St. Mary, Jamaica, until February
17th. Activity will be on most days, on 160-6 meters depending on pro-
pagation and other activities. Modes will be SSB, FT8 and other Digital
modes. He will most likely be using the Digital modes during his night
time hours (EST) as not to disturb others. Look for more details on his
operations/activities on his QRZ.com page. QSL via eQSL.
7Q, MALAWI (Press release #1, by Pista, HA5AO, dated February 8th).
[edited] Pista, HA5AO, will be active from Malawi during the second half
of September/early October 2020. Exact date TBA. The license has been
applied. The requested callsign is 7Q7AO. Operation can be expected on
80-10 meters using CW, RTTY, FT8 and some SSB. Station setup includes:
Elecraft K3, KPA 500, vertical and beam antennas, with N1MM+ logging.
WEB site at: https://www.ha5ao.com/index.php/news
Log search and OQRS will be available at:
8P, BARBADOS. Tom, W2SC, will once again be active as 8P5A during the
ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 15-16th) as Single-Op/All-
Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to HA1AG.
8Q, MALDIVES (Reminder). Hiro, JG1SXP, will be active as 8Q7HK from Maldive
Islands (AS-013) between February 19-24th. Activity will be on 80-15 meters
(possibly 160m) using FT9, CW and some SSB, with 200 watts into a 15m
vertical. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, ClubLog or direct.
9N, NEPAL. After a several days of delay, operators Yuris/YL2GM and Eugene/
EA5EL are expected to be active soon as 9N7AM through February 16th. Yuris
says they are stuck in Abu Dhabi, hope to be in Nepal on February 10th in
the afternoon. Not clear when could be on the air. Activity will be on
160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826.5/1821, 3524, 7024, 10113, 14024, 18083, 21024, 24903 and
SSB - 3790, 7090, 14190, 18140, 21290, 24940 and 28490 kHz
RTTY - 3583, 7043, 10143, 14083, 18105, 21083, 24923 and 28083 kHz
FT8 (F/H) - 1836, 3565, 7070, 10143, 14090, 18095, 21090, 24910 and
Frequencies can change due to QRM or local noise. Split operation will
always be used. They will listen CW starting from up 1 (160 down 2,
JA 1810-1820), RTTY - up 1 and SSB - up 5. PLEASE listen and follow
the operator instructions on the air. Also, obey operator's instructions
regarding areas of the world being called and do not call if you are
from other parts of the world. For FT8, PLEASE study carefully the
"FT8 DXpedition Mode User Guide" at:
Set up your software and CAT interfaces properly before calling them.
This guide is available in multiple other languages on WSJT home page
QSL via YL2GN, ClubLog's OQRS and LoTW. For more details, updates and
QSL info, see: http://www.lral.lv/9n7am/index.html
C6, BAHAMAS (Update). Mike, DF8AN, will be active as C6AAN from Bahamas
between February 23rd and March 1st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using mainly CW, RTTY and the Digital modes (FT8 [F/H], JT, PSK, MFSK16
and some HELL, too). FT8 QRGs are 14090, 7045 or 10142 kHz. QSL via his
home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL. NO ClubLog, LoTW or OQRS.
CY0 SABLE ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update by Randy/N0TG and Murray/WA4DAN).
Planning countdown has begun as we look forward to mid-October. It took
a year and half to acquire a permit due to change in Administration and
unique new requirements. We plan a significant size team which is full
of challenges. One big matter is the charter aircraft required which will
need to make two trips to get everyone, supplies, and equipment to the
island. VERY EXPENSIVE! Of course we plan activity on standard bands, but
also 60m, SAT, EME, and FT8. There hasn't been any CW activity from Sable
in seven years.
Generally, the teams in previous operations have been limited to 3-5
operators. We are planning 10 operators for 9 days. We will operate as
much as the bands permit for 24 hours with four stations. Please keep in
contact with our website: http://www.CY0dxpedition.net
Any size donation will be very helpful and appreciated more than we can
express. In addition to the chartered aircraft specially equipped to land
on the beach, the Facility USE FEE is $30,000 (New). The complete team is
listed on the web site which includes the same team that provided CY9C –
St. Paul in 2019. In addition, added to this Sable team is: N2TU, K4UEE,
K4ZLE, K5YY, and N8AA.
Don't miss the St. Paul video posted on the website...we believe you
will enjoy it and if you worked us, then fun to view the operation. Also,
you are welcome to download the video for your personal use to share with
clubs, etc ...the instructions for downloading are listed on the web.
Questions: Contact WA4DAN, team leader -- E-mail listed on QRZ.com
DU, PHILIPPINES. Press, N6SS, will be active as DU6/N6SS during the ARRL
DX CW Contest (February 15-16th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m) entry.
Paper QSLs for DU6/N6SS direct to N6SS QRZ.com address only. All DU6/N6SS
contest and digital logs will be uploaded to LoTW after returning home in
E4, PALESTINE (Reminder). Members of the Radio Club de Provins (F6KOP) are
now active as E44CC from Palestine until February 17th. Activity will be
on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK, FT4 and FT8. QSL via F5GSJ,
direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or their OQRS (preferred). For more details
and updates, see: https://palestine2020.wordpress.com
FG, GUADELOUPE. Operators Gildas/F6HMQ and Michel/F6GWV will once again
be active as FG/F6HMQ and FG/F6GWV from Guadeloupe between February 21st
and March 8th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands using
"light equipment". They will also be in the ARRL International DX SSB
Contest (March 7-8th) using the callsign TO3Z. QSL via F6HMQ. QSL FG/F6GWV
and Gildas FG/F6HMQ via their home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
FS, ST. MARTIN (Update/Reminder). After his Puerto Rico operation, Mike,
VE7ACN (aka RW0CN, VA7XW, AA7CH), will be active as FS/RW0CN from Saint
Martin Island between February 9-16th. There is a possibility (but not
guaranteed) of a side trip to Tintamarre Island (NA-199) as FS/VE7ACN.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters (possibly 160m, if there is room) using
mainly CW and SSB (FT8 very unlikely). He also plans to be in the ARRL
DX CW Contest (February 15-16th). Equipment is a K3 w/Expert 1.3K-FA
(1300 W) into a vertical and/or Inverted V. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS (pre-
ferred), LoTW, direct or by the Bureau to VE7ACN. For more details and
updates, see: https://www.ve7acn.com/kopiya-glavnaya-russkij
GB60, ENGLAND. John, GW4SKA, BARTG President, reports that members of the
British Amateur Radio Teledata Group (BARTG) will be celebrating the club's
"Diamond Jubilee" (60th anniversary of supporting the data modes) with the
special callsign GB60ATG until June 30th. The callsign will be active
from different UK countries each week. Special awards are available for
contact with GB60ATG using any data mode. More information can be found
on the BARTG Web site at: http://bartg.org.uk/wp/bartg-diamond-jubilee-award
H33, PANAMA (Special Event). Look for special event callsign H33K to be
active from Volcan (Grid: EJ88qs), Chiriqui Province, Panama, between
March 2-13th. The station will be operated by Alvaro/HP1DAV and Jay/HP3AK,
accompanied by Roger/G4BVY, Pete/G4CLA and Martin/GD4XUM. During the
weekend of March 7-8th, they will operate in the ARRL DX SSB Contest as
a Multi-Op/? entry. Before and after the contest they will be operating
CW, SSB, and FT8 on various HF bands. Operation after the contest will
be "vacation style" with limited field day operations. QSL cards as well
as LoTW and ClubLog confirmations will be available within 6 weeks follow-
ing the operation, perhaps earlier. Please note that all QSL requests
should be sent to HP1DAV: ALVARO ANDRADE BERROA, P.O. Box 0860-0522,
PANAMA, Republic of Panama.
HS, THAILAND. Lory, HB9DUS, is now active as HS0ZKE from Bangkok until
the end of February. Activity will be holiday style mainly on 20 meters
using CW and FT8. QSL via HB9DUS.
NA-141. Rick, N1DC, is now active as N1DC/4 from Jensen Beach on
Hutchinson Island until February 25th. Activity will be holiday
style on 40/30/20 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via N1DC,
direct or LoTW (Preferred).
NA-134. Bo, OZ1DJJ, will be active as OX3LX from Asiaat Island (WW Loc.
GP38NQ), Greenland, between February 13-28th. Activity will be
on various HF bands. When not active, he will run a WSPR beacon
on 160 to 6 meters. He states this is NOT a DXpedition, and
the best chance to work him will be around lunchtime and after
dinner (his local time UTC-2). Also during the weekend, possibly
at night/morning. QSL via OZ0J direct (see QRZ.com). Logs get
uploaded to LoTW, ClubLog and sometimes eQSL. For more details
and updates, see: http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped
ADDED NOTE: Bo "may" also activate Disko Island (NA-134, WW Loc.
GP39FF) for 1-2 days.
NA-135/ (Reminder/Update)Members of Radio Club Puebla DX will be active
NA-153. as 6F3A from Isla Perez (NA-153, grid EL52dj), Mexico, between
February 11-17th. The operators mentioned are Patricia/XE1SPM
(Team Leader), Ismael/XE1AY, Eduardo/XE2YW and Ricardo/XE1SY.
Activity will be on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters (frequencies
are listed on QRZ.com) using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (F/H), and
include an entry in the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 15-16th).
QSL via XE1SY.
ADDED NOTES: Ismael, XE1AY, reports that he will be doing CW
and the satellites, and will also TX from EL50 and signing
XE1AY/mm from EL51. Also, look for the team to do some oper-
ations from Isla del Carmen (NA-135) as 4A2L on their way to
and from NA-153.
OC-145. Operators Din/YB8RW, Tiar/YE8XBN, Alfi/YE8XW and YF8XAT will
be active as 7I8X from Mayu Island, Widi Islands (OC-145),
Indonesia, between February 21-29th. Activity will be on
various HF bands.
SA-032/ Members of the Russian Robinson Club will be active as XR8RRC
SA-091. from Wellington Island (SA-032, which is located in a heart
of Chilean Patagonia) sometime in March (possibly between
12-16th). Operators mentioned are Slav/OK8AU, Vasily/R7AL,
Vladimir/RK8A, Leonid/RW9JZ and Igor/UA3EDQ. Activity is
planned to be on various HF bands (depends on propagation)
using CW, SSB and FT8 modes during 4 full days. Once XR8RRC
goes QRT, the team will then head to Puerto-Natales, and then
possibly activate Riesco Island (SA-091), weather and transport
permitting. Activity will be up to 48 hours. More details will
be forthcoming. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS (strictly preferable!),
or direct via EU7A: Andrey N. Teterukov, P.O. Box 13, Mogilev-30,
212030, Belarus. For more details and updates, watch:
SA-101. (Update) The CB0Z team are QRT as of February 6th. Leaving the
island, they report [edited]: "The boat had some problems with
the engines from 30 miles out of port Juan Fernandez. Fortun-
ately the rescue arrived from the Navy, but the skipper solved
the problem. However, they were accompanied by the Navy ship
to the port. They were 4 hours late." As of February 8th, the
team is already on their way home. QSL via IT9YRE (via ClubLog's
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......
J6, ST. LUCIA. Operators Bill/K9HZ, Kyle/WA4PGM and Dan/W0CN will once
again be active as J68HZ from a villa at Labrelotte Bay, Castries, St.
Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA L-1336), between February 23rd and March 16th.
Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB, FT8 and EME. They will
also be in the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) as a Multi-?
entry. QSL J68HZ via LoTW, eQSL or direct to K9HZ (see QRZ.com). No Bureau
QSLs. Look for J6/WA4PGM and J6/W0CN outside of the contest. QSL via their
home callsigns or LoTW.
J6, ST. LUCIA. Operators Steven/NY3B/J68SS and Frans/J69DS will be active
as J68SS from Babonneau [FK94ma] (J69DS QTH) during the ARRL DX SSB Contest
(March 7-8th) as a Mutli-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via NY3B. Steven, NY3B/
J68SS, will be active from here between March 4-11th.
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Brian, ND3F, will be active as KP2/ND3F from
St. Croix between February 12-18th. Activity will be on various HF bands
using portable antennas, KX3 and small PA. QSL via EA5GL.
KP3, PUERTO RICO. Felipe, NP4Z, will be active as KP3DX from San Juan
during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 15-16th) as a Single-Op/High-
Power entry. QSL via N4AO.
NCDXF NEWS (Winter Newsletter). The 2020 NCDXF Winter Newsletter is now
available online at: http://www.ncdxf.org/newsletters/2020-WINTER.pdf
Highlights are: VU7RI Lakshadweep; T30L Western Kiribati and C21WW Nauru;
and other items
NEW OFFICERS FOR 2020. The following have been elected for the 2020 South
Jersey DX Association Officers:
President -- Bob Schenck, N2OO
V. President -- Stephen Sullivan, KZ2I
Secretary -- Jim Neufell, K2GMT
Treasurer -- Bob Pantazes, W2ARP
Visit the SJDXA Web site at: http://www.sjdxa.org
NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Yuriy, N2TTA, will once again be active from
here as NP2P during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 15-16th)
as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW.
P4,ARUBA. John, W2GD, will be active as P44W between February 11-17th.
Activity will be on the HF bands, with some focus on the 30/17/12 meters
and 160 meters mostly on CW. His activity will also include an entry in
the upcoming ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 15-16th). QSL
via LoTW or N2MM.
PJ2, CURACAO. Thilo, DL9NBJ, is once again active as PJ2/DL9NBJ from
Westpunt, Curacao (SA-099), until February 19th. Using an Elecraft
KX3 with a KXPA100 100 watt PA into vertical wire dipole, 12m fiberglass
pole and a ZS6BKW. Look for him on the HF bands operating CW, SSB and
FT8. QSL only via ClubLog's OQRS. He states, "Please no SASE and no cards
via Bureau. I don't need your cards, I will put it into trash can."
PQ0, ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL ROCKS. A team of operators will be active
as PQ0S from Saint Peter and Saint Paul Rocks (SA-014, DIB OC-03) sometime
in March (possibly 14-16th). QSL via PP5BZ. Look for more information to
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (February 10-16th).......
Feb/10th AN Feb/13th AN Feb/15th AN
Feb/11th AN Feb/14th AN Feb/16th 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:
* News and Information About The Sun-Earth Environment:
* 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) (February 9th)
3Z90PZK via SP7PGK EG4DMH via EA4URA RM97AE via RM97AE (O)
4L/DL2JRM via DL2JRM EG7FAC via EA7RCM SN4DWZR via SP4HHI
4O/E73A via 9A2AA EN200ANT via UT1KY SQ95IARU via SP2UUU
5B60AJC via UA3DX EO50LW via UT7LW SX2I via SV2JAO (L)
5H4WZ via OM3PA (O) FJ/PB2T via PB2T TO3FM via JJ2RCJ (O/d/L)
5I4ZZ via I2YSB HA50KHW via HA0HW (O) TZ/DK1CE via DK1CE
5I5TT via I2YSB HA8QRP via HA8VA (d/e) UN8LWZ via RW6HS (d)
5P1W via OZ1HYI HF100CH via SP2LQP V31YN via DJ4KW & (L)
5P9R via OZ5XN (L/e) HI8SMX via EA5GL & (L) V47UM via W3UL (d/L)
8P6ET via KU9C & (L) II3BIA via IN3ZWF (O/e) V55QO via DK3ZL & (L)
9K59NLD via 9K2RA J79WTA via HB9MFM & (L) V85A via V85A (L)
AO8WRD via EA3RKF (d/e) LZ34WGI via LZ1KCP W4/LB6UH via LB6UH (d)
C21GW via JR3GWZ OU5U via OZ3FD YL/LY2BIS/P via LY2BIS
CR3DX via OM2VL & (L) P49X via W0YK (d/L) YU10BBV via YU1BBV
E7/9A6CW/P via 9A6CW & (L) PJ2/DL9NBJ via DL9NBJ (O) ZP6/KC2RG via KC2RG
ED1D via EC1D R240S via R1II
(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......
NEW QSL MANAGER. QSL Manager Vasiliy, RW6HS, informs that he is now
QSL Manager for the following: HI8JSG and HP1/HI8JSG
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3B8M, TO3FM, TT8SN, XZ2D, Y33VL and YT50SCWC
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3D2AG, 5N7Q, 5Z4/G3AB, A82Z, ES6RQ, H40TT,
KH0/KT3Q, NY3A/3 (NA-140), TX7T, VP6R, YJ0RRC and ZK3A
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3V8CB, 3W9CI (AS-162), 3W9FU (AS-157),
3W9KJ (AS-132), 4O7AB, 8P9AE, 9H3SQ, 9V1CL, 9V1HY, 9V1OW, AT6MIT, C21WW,
C96RRC (AF-088), C98RRC (AF-066), CE0Y/LA9SN, E44WE, EP6RRC (AS-189),
HB0CC, JX7GIA, PJ5/SP2GCJ, PJ5/SP6EQZ, RI0FI (AS-062), RM0F/p (AS-025),
T30L, TO972 (NA-107), VP8CTR (AN-006), VU2DCC, XR1RRC (SA-069) and XV9ZT
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
to send in their info....
TF, ICELAND. Operators Mek/SP7VC and Kate/SQ7OYL will be active as TF/SP7VC
and TF/SQ7OYL, respectively, from various locations Iceland between July 24th
and August 13th. Possible grid squares mentioned while /MM: JO37, JO27,
JO18, JO09, JP81, JP80, JP72, JP63 and JP53, and maybe some others depending
on WX and power source on the ferry. Also, they plan to activate 7 Light-
houses and 7 WFF references. Activity will be mostly Meteorscatter on
70 MHz and 144 MHz, and also 6m will be used for the first time to acti-
vate EME (Moon-bounce) - the locator will be chosen to get proper ground
gain on moonrise and moonset over the North Sea. Exact location will be
proposed later with Moonrise and Moonset times. QSL via SP7VC. For more
details and possibly updates, see: https://iceland2k20.blogspot.com
TI9, COCOS ISLAND DXPEDITIONS.........
* The TI9C operation by operators Mark/XE1B (4A4A) and Frank/HK5OKY
"may" have be cancelled or postponed. Details on QRZ.com have been
removed from the Web page and no reports/details have been reported.
* By the time you read this the TI9A should be QRT as of February 8th.
Look for the TI9A team to start uploading their QSOs to ClubLog once
they return. The team did not have Internet access on the island. QSL
via UA3DX, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. Their Web page is at:
TL, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC. Fernando, EA4BB (aka 9Q6BB), will be active
as TL8BB (pending) from Bangui sometime after February 16th, possibly for
a few months. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the
Digital modes. QSL via W3HNK or ClubLog.
TN, REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO. Ken, UA9FGR, will be active as TN/UA9FGR from
Brazzaville between February 9-29th. Activity will be on various HF bands
using CW, SSB and FT8, with low power and simple antennas. QSL via his
home callsign or LoTW.
TO4, MARTINIQUE. Yuri, VE3DZ, will be active as TO4A from Martinique
(NA-107) during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 15-16th) as a Single-Op/
All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via VE3DZ or OQRS.
TZ, MALI. Ulmar, DK1CE, is now active as TZ/DK1CE from TZ4AM's QTH in
Bamako, Mali, until February 20th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters
using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
V6, MICRONESIA (Cancelled). Sho, JA7HMZ, has cancelled his V63DX and V6A
operation from Pohnpei Island (OC-010) between February 14-21st. Reason
given is due to the new virus.
VI250, AUSTRALIA (Special Event). Members of the Cairns Amateur Radio
Club (Cairns, Far North Queensland) will activate the special event call-
sign VI250COOK between May 1st and August 31st. Activity is to commemorate
the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook sailing up the east coast of
Australia from what is now Sydney to what is now Cooktown in Far North
Queensland. This historic trip is being replicated by the Australian
Maritime Museum's (https://www.sea.museum/) replica of his ship, the
They will be sharing availability of this distinctive callsign with various
other Australian amateur radio clubs as the Endeavour calls into their
cities or passes by on its voyage, culminating with the Cairns Amateur
Radio Club operating from both Cairns and Cooktown. For more details and
a published on-air schedule (once confirmed), see QRZ.com.
YN, NICARAGUA. Operators John/KB8RJ and YL Christina/WD8KUR are now active
as YN5J and YN5CS, respectively, from from San Juan del Sur until March
18th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using Icom 7200 with
100 watts into a tuner and End-Fed long wire. QSL both callsigns via KB8RJ.
Z6, KOSOVO. Look for young operators from Turkey and Kosovo to be active
as Z66Y from Prishtina during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th)
as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned are Golkem/TA7AZC, Ahmet/Z63CAB
and other Z6 young ops. QSL via LoTW or Z62FB.
ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Randy, WW6RG, is expected to head back to Ascension
Island on February 18th, and be active as ZD8RA for another short oper-
ation. Activity will be on 20 meters QRP using SSB between 0830-1030z
and between 1730-1930z. QSL via WW6RG.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS (Reminder/Update). Mike, DF8AN, will be active as ZF2AN
from Grand Cayman Island (NA-016) between February 14-23rd. Activity will
be on 160-6 meters using mainly CW, RTTY and the Digital modes (FT8 [F/H],
JT, PSK, MFSK16 and some HELL, too). FT8 QRGs are 14090, 7045 or 10142 kHz.
QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL. NO ClubLog, LoTW
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Pete, K8PGJ, will once again be active as ZF2PG from
the Sunny Isle of Grand Cayman (NA-016) between March 25-30th. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters, and include the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March
28-29th). LoTW will be utilized and direct QSLs to his home callsign.
ZP, PARAGUAY. Operators Dale/N3BNA, Bud/N7CW and Edgar/KC2RG will be
active as ZP0R from the QTH of ZP5DBC during the ARRL DX CW Contest
(February 15-16th). Before the contest, operators will be testing the
station. Look for ZP/KC2RG (QSL via KC2RG) on CW and ZP/N3BNA (QSL via
KA2AEV) on the Digital modes.