The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1466
May 25, 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, W2VU, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K5GS,
WB6RSE, AF8C, K8GI, K8YSE, KT8D, W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG &
The DX News Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nou-
velles DX, HS1JAN, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, RN3RQ, RW6HS, 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, 17th/May, through Sunday, 24th/May there were 209 countries
active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S,
4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H,
9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9,
CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, 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, J3, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2,
KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON,
OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM,
SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2,
UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP9,
VR, VU, XE, XW, XX9, 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".
2020 W9DXCC DX CONVENTION NEWS (Cancelled). The following was posted on
the W9DXCC Web page (http://w9dxcc.com) [edited]: The board of directors
for the Northern Illinois DX Association voted unanimously on May 19th
to cancel this year's W9DXCC convention (scheduled for September 11-12th)
due to the coronavirus pandemic and expected limitations in Illinois
surrounding large gatherings this fall. Plans are already being made to
book the 2021 convention at the Marriott in Naperville, where the 68th
annual W9DXCC is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 11-12th.
Thank you for your continued support of W9DXCC and we look forward to
gathering in person again in 2021. There have been tentative discussions
about a possible virtual convention this year. Updates will be shared via
email and the website if there are developments.
AT0, INDIA (Special Event). Dinesh "Pandir", VU2DCT, will use the special
callsign AT0II (II=Improve Immunity) from Lucknow, India, to spread the
awareness of the Covid-19 pandemic situation. Activity will be through
August 18th. QSL via his home callsign.
AT2, INDIA (Special Event). Utsav, VU3ZIG, will use the special callsign
AT2SON (SON=Save Our Nation) from Habra, India, which was issued by WPC
Ministry of Telecommunications Government of India, to show the gratitude
and tribute for the COVID-19 warriors during this pandemic situation.
Activity will be through August 18th. QSL via his home callsign.
CQ COMMUNICATIONS, INC. NEWS (Press Release by Rich, W2VU, dated May 20th).
[edited] Announcing: 2020 Inductees, CQ DX Hall of Fame -- Tony Gonzalez,
EA5RM, and Ned Stearns, AA7A, Inducted to CQ DX Hall of Fame - CQ magazine
today announced the induction of the two newest members of the CQ DX Hall
of Fame, which honors those DXers who not only excel in personal performance
but who also "give back" to the hobby in outstanding ways. CQ DX Editor
Bob Schenck, N2OO, made a virtual presentation on the Ham Nation podcast
on May 20th.
The 2020 inductees to the CQ DX Hall of Fame are:
* Tony Gonzalez, EA5RM - has been an active DXpeditioner for 20 years,
often organizing and leading teams to operate from difficult and chal-
lenging locations. Tony and his teams have also helped establish or
re-establish amateur radio activities in several countries, including
Rwanda (where it had been banned for a decade due to civil war) and
the newly-independent country of South Sudan. In addition, Tony has
made 10 trips to Bolivia to establish and maintain HF communication
links between medical facilities and remote villages in the Amazon
rain forest, and has operated as CP1XRM during his free time. Tony's
work in South America earned him the ARRL International Humanitarian
Award in 2015.
* Edward "Ned" Stearns, AA7A - is an accomplished DXer, DXpeditioner
(he's been on 32 of them and led 8) and technical innovator. He in-
troduced the use of switchable vertical dipole array antennas on island
DXpeditions and designed "dual-band discone" antennas for use with
the Northern California DX Foundation's worldwide beacon network. Ned
also worked with 2019 DX Hall of Fame inductee Joe Taylor, K1JT, on
developing the "Fox/Hound" mode for FT8 used by DXpeditions. Ned also
maintains two remote stations in Arizona, has made presentations at
many technical conferences and has served in a variety of leadership
roles in the hobby. On the air, he is at the Top of the Honor Roll
for DXCC Phone and Mixed, was the first recipient of 11-band DXCC
and has worked over 160 countries via EME (Earth-Moon-Earth).
This year's induction ceremony was scheduled to be conducted online on
Wednesday, May 20th, on the Ham Nation podcast:
The CQ DX Hall of Fame was established in 1967 to recognize those amateurs
who have made major contributions to DXing and DXpeditioning. This is the
54th annual induction, and the first to be conducted online.
EDITOR'S NOTE: To watch the actual "CQ DX Hall of Fame" announcement
on the HAM NATION (episode 454; 40 mins. in), go to:
E2, THAILAND (Attention AMSAT Members -- E2STAYHOME operating schedule).
Tanan, HS1JAN, posted the following info on May 24th: Thailand's regulator,
the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), has
issued the special callsign, E2STAYHOME, to the Radio Amateur Society
of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King (RAST)
for use during the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. This is because it
is very important for people to boost their immune systems to fight off
germs that can enter their bodies and to reduce the chance of getting
infected by the COVID-19 virus. Now, it is very important to stay home
and to keep a distance of at least one metre from others, if this is
possible, which is one way to help prevent the spread of the disease on
a global basis.
This is a rare opportunity for ham radio operators who are interested
in satellite communications to legally communicate with Thai amateur radio
stations by means of the Es'hail-2 or QO-100 geostationary satellite which
licensed by the Thai regulator, the NBTC, in response to requests from
RAST, and using the special callsign E2STAYHOME on the evenings of each
working day in Thailand and on every weekend.
The operating schedule is as follows:
Monday to Friday, 1100 - 1500 UTC
Saturday and Sunday, 0800 - 1500 UTC
All days after 1600 UTC and up to 2200 UTC Thailand has an emergency
curfew in place. please STAY HOME!!
During these times, Thai hams will be operating using this callsign on
all bands and in all modes, including all satellite modes under the super-
vision of the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST) in an effort to help
prevent the spread of COVID-19 and they will be QRV from today until July
15, 2020. QSOs with E2STAYHOME can be confirmed via Tim W. Tadsri, HS6MYW,
and QSL cards will be sent to all via the Bureau.
EH8, CANARY ISLANDS (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club Laurilsiva
(EA8RKL) from Gran Canaria (AF-004) will be active as EH8DDC between May
24-31st. Activity is to celebrate the feast day of the Autonomous Community
of Canaria. Operations will be on all possible bands and modes. Participants
who manage to make four contacts without repeating bands and modes on the
same day will receive a digital Diploma. The lists (log) must be sent
before June 15th, and E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org (stating their
callsign, name and surname). QSL via ClubLog or eQSL.
F6, FRANCE. Maurice, F5NQL, will activate the Provins ARC callsign, F6KOP,
during the next CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-
Band (20m)/Assisted/High-Power entry. WW. Loc. JN18pn. QSL via LoTW, by
the Bureau, or direct to Christian/F5GSJ (see QRZ.com). If you use the
Bureau, please only via REF Bureau (the French IARU Society and the only
FP, ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON (Rescheduled). Eric, KV1J, will once again be
operating from the Island of Miquelon (NA-032, DIFO FP-002 WLOTA 1417,
Grid GN17) as FP/KV1J between September 22nd and October 6th. This oper-
ation was originally scheduled for July, but was postponed due to travel
restrictions. It will be Eric's 14th trip to the island. Activity will be
on 160-10 meters, including 60m , using CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8/FT4 (but pri-
marily SSB, RTTY and FT8/FT4) and the SSB/FM satellites. He will generally
be on the highest frequency band that is open (favoring 60/12/10/6m).
He will be active in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 26-27th). ADDED
NOTE: Eric will usually try to be on as many Satellite passes as he can
when the WX is good, generally favoring theXW-2x, AO-7, RS-44, CA-4x,
and possibly the FM birds. Weekends may be limited since he will be con-
centrating on the low(er) bands and contests. QSL via KV1J, direct or by
the Bureau. Also eQSL and LoTW. For more details and updates, check out
his Web page at: http://www.kv1j.com/fp/July20.html
IOTA NEWS. Since no or few new IOTA announcements have been made during
the past several weeks (probably because of many COVID-19 travel restric-
tions), OPDX decided to list the following IOTA operations that were
active this past week between May 17-23rd (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
------ ---------- ------------- ------------
AF-004 EA8AV Tenerife 40m; SSB
AF-004 EA8ACW Canary 20m; FT4
AS-003 4S6NCH Sri Lanka 20m; FT4
AS-007 8J1ITU Honshu 20m; SSB
AS-007 JH3NGD Honshu 17m; SSB
AS-007 JH7RTQ Honshu 20m; FT4
AS-037 JH6HXH Iki/Tsushima 15m; FT8
AS-101 HS0ZGV Samui 30m; FT8
EU-005 G0TSM Great Britain 20m; FT4
EU-005 G4DDL Great Britain 10m; CW
EU-005 GB1PBL Great Britain 20m; FT4
EU-005 GB1945PE Great Britain 80m; SSB
EU-005 GB2CCW Great Britain 20m; FT8
EU-005 GB2SLS Great Britain 20m; CW
EU-005 GB75PEACE Great Britain 40m; CW
EU-005 M0CLH Great Britain 30m
EU-005 M0SUI Great Britain 20m; SSB
EU-005 MM7DWK Scotland 10m; SSB
EU-009 GB2OL Orkney 20m; SSB
EU-009 GM8OFQ Orkney 20m; SSB
EU-015 SV9CVY Crete 20m; SSB
EU-015 SV9RKU Crete 17m; SSB
EU-016 9A9RR Brac 20m; SSB
EU-018 OY1CT Faroe 12/10m; CW
EU-018 OY1OF Faroe 10m; SSB
EU-023 9H4CM Gozo 17m; SSB
EU-024 IS0DCR Sardinia 10m; SSB
EU-024 IS0GGA Sardinia 17m; SSB
EU-024 IS0HQJ Sardinia 30m; CW
EU-025 IT9CAR Sicily 40m; SSB
EU-025 IT9CLX Sicily 10m; SSB
EU-025 IT9EWR Sicily 15m; SSB
EU-029 OV1CDX Sjaelland 17/12m; SSB
EU-030 OZ3OEU Bornholm 20m; FT4
EU-031 IC8SDL Capri 10m; SSB
EU-034 ES0IA Kassaar 17/10m; SSB
EU-047 DL3QB/P North Sea 20m; SSB
EU-067 SY8CDV Kyklades 30m; CW
NA-107 FM4SA Martinique 20m; SSB
EU-115 EI2HI Ireland 40m; SSB
EU-115 EI4KF Ireland 20m; FT4
EU-115 EI5HTB Ireland 10m; SSB
EU-115 EI9FVB Ireland 20m; FT4
EU-115 GB75VEC Northern Ireland 10m; SSB
EU-115 MI0ITS Northern Ireland 10m; SSB
EU-115 MI0SAI Northern Ireland 12m; SSB
EU-116 GD1JNB Isle of Man 20m; SSB
EU-122 GI0IOT N Irish Coastal 20m; FT4
EU-131 IK3PQH Venice 20m; FT8
EU-133 RA1L/P Gulf of Finland South 20m; CW
EU-137 GD0TEP Isle of Man 60m
EU-146 PA3ESJ Zuid Holland/Zeeland 10m
EU-175 CT8/S51TA Central 30/20m; CW
EU-175 CU3HN Azores 20m; SSB
EU-175 CU7AA Faial 20m; FT4
NA-015 CO2OQ Cuba 20m; FT8
NA-015 CO2RQ Cuba 10m
NA-016 ZF1DM Cayman 20m; Digi
NA-021 8P6QA Barbados 20m; FT8
NA-024 J35X Grenada 10m; Digi
NA-034 W9VOB FL State Central West20m; FT8
NA-052 N1UL Marco 40/30m; FT8
NA-062 KV4HV FL State Keys 20m; FT8
NA-065 N0HFS WA State North 30m; FT8
NA-065 N7XS Camano 20m; FT8
NA-083 WB2DHY VA State 20m; FT8
NA-096 HI8RD Dominican Republic 12m
NA-096 HI8S Dominican Republic 10m
NA-099 KP4RV Puerto Rico 17m; SSB
NA-099 WP4IRV Puerto Rico 20m; FT8
NA-102 FG4SO Guadeloupe 20m; SSB
NA-108 J68HZ St. Lucia 10m; Digi
NA-108 J69DS St. Lucia 20m; FT4
NA-120 N5OB LA State West 20m; FT8
NA-134 OX3LX Aasiaat 20m; CW
NA-168 KV4T LA State SE 20m; FT4
OC-005 VK9NK Norfolk 40/20m; FT8
OC-019 KH6TU Hawaiian 20m; FT8
OC-021 8C2WFH Java 20m; FT8
OC-021 YB0JS Java 20m; FT8
OC-032 FK4QX New Caledonia 20m; SSB
OC-036 ZL1WN NZ North 20/17m; SSB
OC-143 YB6HAI Sumatra 20m; FT8
OC-147 YG9WKB W Papua's Coastal 40m; FT8
OC-151 YD6MCE/9 Tenggara Timur 40m; Digi
SA-006 PJ4DX Bonaire 10m; SSB
SA-011 9Z4AH Trinidad & Tobago 17m; SSB
SA-011 9Z4Y Trinidad & Tobago 20m; CW
SA-046 PY7RL/7 Itamaraca 20m; Digi
IOTA QSO MATCHING VIA LOTW! Roger, G3KMA, announced the following on
the IOTA Web page, May 19th [edited]: Islands On The Air (IOTA) Ltd is
delighted to announce the implementation of the ARRL application which
allows the use of QSO matching via LoTW. We wish to thank ARRL for having
made their application available. This will allow IOTA chasers to obtain
credits by matching their logs with those at LoTW in addition to those
at Club Log. We have a lot of work ahead of us to identify the time
windows of past IOTA operations and this will be phased in over the
next few months. An initial list of operations arising from the link-up
with LoTW has been added to the database and these will become available
for QSO matching from Thursday, May 21st. Further additions will be made
on an ongoing basis. We are sure that the IOTA community will welcome
this development for which they have long been pressing. Instructions
for LoTW QSO matching are found here, and notes on Accepted Activations
NA-039. (Rescheduled) Members of the Russian Robinson Club will be
active as KL7RRC/P from Adak Island, Alaska, between September
11-18th (originally scheduled for June). Operators mentioned
are Yuri/N3QQ, Robert/N7QT, Slav/OK8AU and Yuri/UA9OBA. Activity
will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8 (F/H), with
three stations on the air. QSL via N7RO.
NA-070. (Rescheduled) Members of the Russian Robinson Club will be
active as KL7RRC/P from Kiska Island, Alaska, between September
5-10th (originally scheduled for June). Operators mentioned
are Yuri/N3QQ, Robert/N7QT, Slav/OK8AU and Yuri/UA9OBA. Activity
will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8 (F/H), with
three stations on the air. QSL via N7RO.
NA-085. Bruce, K5TEN, who usually activates Dog Island (WW. Loc EL79)
every year in June as K4D, has postponed his operation until
September 9-18th. Dog Island, Florida, is an extremely rare
IOTA because access is controlled by the 25 or so homeowners
on the island. There are no hams on the island, and the only
activations have been done by Bruce over the last 6 years.
Access is by permission only and permission by one of the
homeowners. It is only accessible by private charter or single
engine fixed wing aircraft. The airstrip is overgrown so private
charter is the only real choice. There are no streets, roads,
stop signs, trendy cafes, or beach-front bars. If you need it,
you bring it. This year's activity will only be on 40 and 20
meters primarily on SSB and FT8 Digital mode using 100 watts
an ICOM 7100 into an off center fed dipole. QSL via K5TEN,
SASE REQUIRED for stateside and DX (DX 2 USDs REQUIRED). Also,
QSL via LoTW, eQSL and ClubLog.
NA-158. Bryden, KC1KUG, will be active as KL7/KC1KUG from Fire Island,
Alaska, in the Cook Inlet Group, between June 2-27th. Activity
will be mostly on 40/20 meters, possibly 80/30/17m, using mostly
SSB, some CW or FT8. QSL via KC1KUG.
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......
KP4, PUERTO RICO (NA-099). Operators Carlos/KP4EJ and Alfredo/WP3C will be
active as KP4EJ during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 30-31st) as a Multi-
Single entry. QSL via KP4EJ.
LY88, LITHUANIA. Rolandas, LY5AA, will be active as LY88A from Kaunas
during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band
(160m)/High-Power entry. QSL via LY5AA direct to: Rolandas Zakelis,
Naujakuriu g.82-19, LT47131 Kaunas, LITHUANIA.
OPDX MAILING LIST (Just A Reminder). Details on how to subscribe and
unsubscribe from the "OPDX Mailing List" are at the bottom of this
bulletin. PLEASE pass the word around.... Thanks and 73 de Tedd KB8NW
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (May 25-31st).......
May/25th AN May/28th AN May/30th AN
May/26th AN May/29th AN May/31st AN
SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
----------------- ------ -------- ------
AN - Above Normal Quiet K=0-1 0-7
HN - High Normal Unsettled K=2 8-15
LN - Low Normal Active K=3 16-29
BN - Below Normal Minor Storm K=4 30-49
DIS - Disturbed Major Storm K=5 50-99
VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9 100-400
Meanwhile, check out the following Web sites 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
* Real-time 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) (May 24th)
Also, added QSL-INFO by Tedd, KB8NW
4K75FO via DC9RI EH1OLA via EA1UVR OL90ROH via OK1UU
4U9STAYHOME via 9A2AA EV500ZM via EW3W (d/O) OL90SKEC via OK1UU
9A/W8LX via W8LX HF100JPII via SP3ZAC OL90SVAZARM via OK1UU
AT0II via VU2DCT IS0/IQ2XZ via 9A8MDC PH75FREE via PH0NO (O)
AT2ABC via VU2IDP LA/YO6SM/P via YO6SM R115MS via R7NA (O)
AT2BB via VU2BBE OL901AA via OK1DOM R2020V via RW6HS (d)
AT2EFE via VU3ZHM OL901AB via OK1DOM SN25EBM via SQ5EBM & (L)
AT2SFF via VU3MZE OL901AH via OK1UU TM0BEE via F6KUQ & (e)
AT2SON via VU3ZIG OL902AC via OK1UU TM3CN via F4HIK (O)
CR5O via CT7AJL & (L) OL902AG via OK1UU UE35MS via R7NA (O)
CS7/DO3HK via DO3HK OL90CAV via OK1UU XP3A via PA3249 (d/L/e)
DR2E via DJ2VA OL90CRK via OK1UU ZA/IW2JOP via IW2HAJ & (e)
ED7P via EA7PP OL90KVAC via OK1UU
(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 (n) no printed QSLs
NEW QSL ROUTE FOR EP6DSP. Russ, WA3FRP, reports that he is now the QSL
Manager for newly licensed Radio Amateur, EP6DSP, for all QSOs from
2020 forward. He accepts direct and Bureau QSLs.
NEW QSL ROUTES. Vasiliy, RW6HS, informs OPDX that he is now the QSL
Manager for UA0APA and UP75B.
P5 PIRATES REPORTED (Save your Green Stamps). P5DX (40m, May 22nd),
P5/N0UN (20m, May 19th) and M0RH/P5 (15m, May 20th).
VP8PJ QSL/EQUIPMENT STATUS. Gene, K5GS, reports the following on May 21st
VP8PJ QSL Card Status -- QSL Manager Tim, M0URX, reports that all VP8PJ
OQRS requests and direct mailed QSL cards received by Wednesday, May 20th,
were posted from the UK on Thursday, May 21st. Depending on your country's
Covid-19 situation, please allow 10 - 14 days for the cards to arrive, in
some cases possibly longer. Bureau cards will be shipped directly to the
worldwide bureau early next year. Thanks to Tim for managing the QSL
process and to Max, ON5UR, for a quality product. Photos of the shipment
are posted on Tim's blog at: M0URX.com
Equipment Status -- The Covid-19 lock down in Chile delayed the return
of our equipment. On Tuesday, May 19th, we received consignment documen-
tation indicating the equipment was containerized and taken to San Antonio
(Valparaiso), Chile, for sea shipment. The ship is scheduled to leave
San Antonio on June 6th, for the journey to Oakland, California. Several
VP8PJ team members will meet in the San Francisco Bay Area to unpack,
inventory and return borrowed equipment. Expected transit time is approx-
imately 40 days. We appreciate the excellent service and support from
Agunsa Logistics, Chile.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4U1UN, 6Y2M, 6Y2T, 7Z1IS, 8P6PE, 9A1A, CE1OEB,
CN8AM, CP6UA, CS2P, EA5DFV, GU3HFN, H40TT, HC1TPV, HC6PE, HI8AYR, HP2DFA,
HU1DL, J68HZ, JI4CZK, LX8HQ, OD5ZF, OD5ZZ, OE4XLC, P40M, P40W, S01WS,
TA3X, TC0X, TO2M, TZ4AM, VP2EIH, VP8NO, YL2EA, ZA/IK2RLM and ZL3IO
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5H4WZ (AF-063), EL2DT, HU1DL, P29NI, TG9ANF,
UN9GD, V26B, VP2VB and VP8PJ (AN-008)
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3W3B, 4L/DL5CW, 4O3A, 4O4A, 9H3KM, A52IC,
CT8/DL7ZZ (EU-175), D68CCC, E51NPQ (OC-013), E51NPQ (OC-014), E51NPQ
(OC-083), FM5LD, HB0/DL8ECA, HK3TK, HZ1AN, JT1DN, KP2/DL5CW, LA/DH3RN
(EU-055), MJ/ON6EF, OH0C, OJ0A, OY1DZ, SP/DL7DF (EU-132), T77L, TC0M
(AS-159), TO80SP, V31MF and XV9BO
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....
SPECIAL STAY AT HOME STATIONS/ACTIVITIES (Updated/Corrections). Many more
special event stations have hit the airwaves (or soon will be) to promote
individuals to "STAY-AT-HOME" and raise awareness for the restrictions
necessary to fight the spread the coronavirus. List also includes special
event stations to thank all health and medical workers. Here is a checklist
of stations announced to be active (Updated May 24th, some with QRT dates):
3G2HOME (Chile) July 14th GB5SAH (England) May 28th
*4J0STAYHOME (Azerbaijan) May 31st GB6NHS (England) May 22nd
*4K0STAYHOME (Azerbaijan) May 31st GB6SAH (England) May 26th
4MSTAYHOME (Venezuela) ???????? GB8NHS (Northern Ireland) May 26th
*4U2STAYHOME (Austria) ???????? GB8SAH (England) QRT
*4U9STAYHOME (Italy) June 15th GB9KS (England) May 31st
4X2BESAFE (Israel) QRT GB9KW (England) ????
*5B4STAYHOME (Cyprus) July 31st GB9NHS (England) May 12th
*5JSTAYHOME (Colombia) July 27th GB9SH (England) May 31st
*5W1STAYSAFE (Samoa) ???????? GB9WYH (England) May 11th
5Z4STAYHOME (Kenya) ???????? (WYH=Wash Your Hands)
*6Y6STAYHOME (Jamaica) July 23rd HA0HOME (Hungary) ????
8A1HOME (Indonesia) May 29th HA0STAY (Hungary) ????
8A1STAYHOME (Indonesia) May 29th HA127STAY (Hungary) ????
8C2WFH (Indonesia) May 19th HG20AT (Hungary) May 15th
8C2STAYHOME (Indonesia) ???????? HG20AY (Hungary) May 15th
*9K9STAYHOME (Kuwait) July 19th HG20HO (Hungary) May 15th
9M4Covid19 (W.Malaysia) Aug.15th HG20ME (Hungary) May 15th
9M4DudukRumah (W.Malaysia)Aug.15th HG20ST (Hungary) May 15th
*9M4STAYHOME (W.Malaysia) Aug.15th *HZ1STAYHOME (Saudi Arabia) ????
*9V1STAYHOME (Singapore) June 30th II3STAY (Italy) Dec. 31st
A60SH/1 [SH=StayHome] (U.A.E.)???? IO6STAY (Italy) July 20th
A60SH/2 (U.A.E.) ???? II9SH (Italy) ????
A60SH/3 (U.A.E.) ???? IX1HPN/STAYHOME (Italy) ????
A60SH/4 (U.A.E.) ???? K2H (United States) May 31st
A60SH/5 (U.A.E.) ???? KC1KUG/STAYH (United States) QRT
A60SH/6 (U.A.E.) ???? OD50SH (Lebanon) ????
A60SH/7 (U.A.E.) ???? *OD5STAYHOME (Lebanon) ????
A60SH/8 (U.A.E.) ???? *OE1STAYHOME (Austria) May 15th
A60SH/9 (U.A.E.) ???? OH0PYSYKOTONA July 3rd
A60SH/10 (U.A.E.) ???? (Finland; "Pysykotona" means
A60SH/11 (U.A.E.) ???? StayHome in Finnish)
A60SH/12 (U.A.E.) ???? OH1PYSYKOTONA (Finland) July 3rd
A60SH/13 (U.A.E.) ???? OH2PYSYKOTONA (Finland) July 3rd
A60SH/14 (U.A.E.) ???? OH3PYSYKOTONA (Finland) July 3rd
*A60STAYHOME (U.A.E.) ???? OH4PYSYKOTONA (Finland) July 3rd
A69STAYHOME (U.A.E.) ???? OH5PYSYKOTONA (Finland) July 3rd
AT0II (India) August 18th OH6PYSYKOTONA (Finland) July 3rd
AT2ABC (India) August 18th OH7PYSYKOTONA (Finland) July 3rd
AT2BB August 18th OH8PYSYKOTONA (Finland) July 3rd
AT2BTC (India) ???? OH9PYSYKOTONA (Finland) July 3rd
AT2CVD (India) ???? *OH0STAYHOME (Aland Island) ????
AT2EFE (India) July 18th *OH1STAYHOME (Finland) July 8th
AT2GOK (India) July 26th *OH2STAYHOME (Finland) July 8th
AT2HWC (India) ???? *OH3STAYHOME (Finland) July 8th
AT2RB (India) ???? *OH4STAYHOME (Finland) July 8th
AT2SFF August 14th *OH5STAYHOME (Finland) July 8th
AT2SH (India) ???? *OH6STAYHOME (Finland) July 8th
AT20SH (India) ???? *OH7STAYHOME (Finland) July 8th
AT2SHI (India) July 23rd *OH8STAYHOME (Finland) July 8th
AT2SON (India) ???? *OH9STAYHOME (Finland) July 8th
AT9CID (India) ???? ON4HEROES ????
AT9FC (India) ???? ON4STAYSTRONG (Belgium) ????
AT9SS (India) ???? OO7STAYHOME (Belgium) ????
AU2STH (India) May 31st *OP2STAYHOME (Belgium) May 12th
AT2THC (India) August 1st *OP6STAYHOME (Belgium) ????
AT2TNX (India) June 30th OQ1HOME (Belgium) ????
AU2COV (India) July 26th OQ4ANGELS (Belgium) May 17th
AU2IAG (India) July 26th *OR2STAYHOME (Belgium) ????
AU2SHW (India) ???? *OR2STAYHOME (Belgium) ????
AX2020STAYHOME (Australia) ???? *OR20STAYHOME (Belgium) May 15th
B0CRA (P.R. China) QRT OR4LIFE (Belgium) ????
B1CRA (P.R. China) QRT *OR4STAYHOME (Belgium) May 18th
B2CRA (P.R. China) QRT OR7LIFE (Belgium) ????
B3CRA (P.R. China) QRT *OR8STAYHOME (Belgium) ????
B4CRA (P.R. China) QRT *OS0STAYHOME (Belgium) May 17th
B5CRA (P.R. China) QRT *OT2STAYHOME (Belgium) May 17th
B6CRA (P.R. China) QRT OT20LIFE (Belgium) ????
B7CRA (P.R. China) QRT *OT20STAYHOME (Belgium) ????
B8CRA (P.R. China) QRT OT4HOPE (Belgium) ????
B9CRA (P.R. China) QRT OT6STAYSAFE (Belgium) May 11th
CB2HOME (Chile) July 14th OT7STAYSAFE (Belgium) May 11th
CB3SH (Chile) September 30th *OZ7STAYHOME (Denmark) ????
*CB3STAYHOME (Chile) July 8th PC19STAYSAFE (Netherlands) ????
CH2IR (Canada) June 20th PC6STAYHOME (Netherlands) May 10th
CN20SH (Morocco) QRT PE6STAYHOME (Netherlands) ????
*CQ8STAYHOME (Azores) ???? *PR2STAYHOME (Brazil) ????
CQ8THANKS (Azores) ???? R3STAYHOME (European Russia) QRT
*CR2STAYHOME (Azores) May 26th *SZ3STAYHOME (Greece) ????
*CT1STAYHOME (Portugal) QRT *TC1STAYHOME (Turkey) May 25th
*CV7STAYHOME (Uruguay) ???? TC19MED (Turkey) May 29th
*DX0STAYHOME (Philippine) May 15th *TC3STAYHOME (Turkey) June 23rd
E2STAYHOME (Thailand) July 15th VC2STAYHOM (Canada) May 6th
*E7STAYHOME (Bosnia & Herzegovina) VC3STAYHOM (Canada) May 10th
May 31st VE9HOME (Canada) May 10th
*EH5STAYHOME (Spain) ???? W4IPC/STAYHOME (United States) ????
*EH7STAYHOME (Spain) ???? *VI2020STAYHOME (Australia) July 6th
GB0EDH (England) May 18th VI20SH (Australia) July 30th
GB0FLW (England) ???? XM2STAYHOM (Canada)Callsign canceled
GB0GIG (Wales) May 28th XR2STAYHOME (Chile) October 18th
GB0KYD (England) May 16th *XR3STAYHOME (Chile) ????
GB1CCW (England) May 14th *YO1STAYHOME (Romania) September 15th
GB1COR (Scotland) QRT *YO19STAYHOME (Romania)September 15th
GB1HSC [Health & Social Care] YS1STAYHOM1 (El Salvador) ????
(Northern Ireland) May 17th YS1STAYHOM2 (El Salvador) ????
GB1KEY (Wales) May 28th YS1STAYHOM3 (El Salvador) ????
GB2CCW (England) May 31st YS1STAYHOM4 (El Salvador) ????
GB2HOM (England) May 31st YS1STAYHOM5 (El Salvador) ????
GB2SH (England) QRT YS1STAYHOM6 (El Salvador) ????
GB2SHS (England) May 24th *Z30STAYHOME (North Macedonia) ????
GB2SAH (England) May 28th *Z39STAYHOME (North Macedonia) ????
GB4GCT (England) ???? *Z60STAYHOME (Kosovo) ????
GB4KW (England) ???? *ZW5STAYHOME (Brazil) QRT
GB4NHS (Northern Ireland) ???? *ZW8THANKS (Brazil) ????
GB4SAH [SAH=Stay-At-Home] (England)
GB5KW (England) ????
GB5NHS Northern Ireland) May 31st
[NHS=National Health Service]
(*) Stations that qualify (as May 8th per QRZ.com) for the SRAL awards....
QSL via operator's instructions or check to see if the QSL info is
listed above or under "QSL INFO AND NEWS".
ADDED NOTES: If you missed the SARL special announcement or the OPDX
bulletin OPDX.1459.1 (http://papays.com/opdx1459.1.html), the Finnish
Amateur Radio League (SRAL) is providing a number of special awards
during these Stay-At-Home "OH" operations (as well as other countries
signing STAYHOME that qualified) which run through July 8th. Complete
details can be found in OPDX.1459.1 or on the SRAL Web page at:
JUST A REMINDER! The European DX Contest Club (EUDXCC) is now also pro-
viding a number of special awards (Golden and Silver) during these Stay-
At-Home operations. As with the SARL awards, contacts are encouraged
with the official special event callsign stations for the awareness of
COVID-19 pandemic around the world. Award's Manager is Francesco, IK6QON.
For more details and a list of station that qualify, see:
TM1, FRANCE (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club du Val d'Issole
(F8KGH) will be active as TM1SAFE from the South of France to promote
the "STAY HOME" campaign and stop the spread of COVID-19. The purpose
of this special event callsign is to highlight the importance of staying
at home during the COVID-19 pandemic and to express their solidarity with
all the people who are affected by this virus. In addition, the amateur
radio community wishes to express its gratitude to all the medical per-
sonnel who give their best in their tireless efforts to comfort all
patients in their fight against this pandemic. QSL is available via eQSL,
QRZ.com, LoTW, ClubLog, HRDLOG or their QSL Manager F4GPB.