The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1477
August 17, 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, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N6PSE, WB6RSE,
K8YSE, KT8D, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News
Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH
& 425 DX News, JI3DST, 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, 9th-August, through Sunday, 16th-August there were 198
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2,
9M6, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM,
CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8,
EA9, EI, EK, EL, ER, ES, EU, EX, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD,
GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS,
J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, 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, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8,
TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V7, V8,
VE, VK, VP2E, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN,
YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZL7, 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 ILLW NEWS (REMINDER, COVID-19 and the ILLW)[edited]. The following
was posted on the ILLW Web (https://illw.net/): "Please note that the
ILLW (International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend) for 2020 will NOT be
canceled due to the impact of the Corona virus. Participation will be
the decision of each entrant depending on their own circumstances and
Government rulings regarding border and national parks closures and social
The 23rd ILLW will be held between 0001 UTC, August 22nd, to 2400 UTC,
August 23rd, 2020 (48 hours). As of August 16th, there are 314 entrants
listed for 2020. The list of lighthouses and reference numbers can be
found at: https://illw.net/index.php/entrants-list-2020
3Z1920/HF1920/SN1920/SO1920/SP1920/SQ1920, POLAND (Special Event). Look
for special event stations 3Z1920PS, HF1920PS, SN1920PS, SO1920PS, SP1920PS
and SQ1920PS to be active until September 15th. Activity is to commemorate
the second Silesian Uprising of 100 years ago (August 19-25th, 1920). For
QSL information, see QRZ.com for each callsign. An award is available. For
details, see: https://logsp.pzk.org.pl/a/ps1920/rules.php
5E7, MOROCCO (Special Event). Members of the Association Royale des Radio-
Amateurs du Maroc will be active using the special prefix 5E7 between
August 17-31st. Activity is to celebrate the 67th anniversary of the
Fête La Révolution du Roi et du Peuple -- Revolution of the King and
the People in Morocco (August 20th, 1953).
5Z, KENYA. Andy, 5Z4/G3AB, who has been based/resides in Nairobi (been
there since September 30th, 2019)[WW Loc. KI88jr], is now active as 5Z4VJ
(he states on August 12th). He made 55k + QSOs as 5Z4/G3AB. Activity is
on various HF bands using an IC-7300 and KX3, Hexbeam and vertical wire
antennas. No antennas for 160m (restricted space). Station is located in
a city apartment with high, intermittent local noise levels, so please be
patient. QSL via LoTW or M0URX.
5Z, KENYA. Jack, ZS5J, reports on QRZ.com: "After a long wait - I have
been living and working in Kenya for 3 years, I finally received approval
for a full Kenya callsign - 5Z4J. My home callsign is ZS5J (South Africa),
and my other callsigns allocated to me are C91J (Mozambique), A25J (Bot-
swana) and 7P8/ZS5J (Lesotho). At this stage I will only be confirming
QSOs with LoTW. But please be patient - I received my Kenya local license
today (14 August 20), so I still have to bother the ARRL to get this new
callsign registered on LoTW." Jack mentions that most of his ham equip-
ment is too big to transport to Kenya, so they remain at home in South
Africa. He currently has the following gear with him in Kenya:
HF: Icom IC-7300, Icom IC-7100, Icom IC-7000, Elecraft KX3 and PX3
panadapter, Yaesu FT-891 and McHF SDR
VHF: Kenwood TM-D700A
ANTENNAS: An multiband 80-10m antenna. A 80-30 meter EFHW impedance
transformer with a 133 ft wire sloping antenna up a tree
at 85 ft.
8A62, INDONESIA (Special Event). Look for special event station 8A62BALI
to be active between August 21-23rd. Activity is to celebrate 62nd anni-
versary of the Bali Province. It is suggested to watch the following
frequencies on the following days:
August 21st -- 2 meters (145.550 MHz)
August 22nd -- 80 meters (3.870 MHz)
August 23rd -- 40 meters (7.135 MHz)
QSL via info on QRZ.com, direct or by the Bureau.
9M63, WEST MALAYSIA. (Special Event). Radio amateurs from Kangar, Perlis,
West Malaysia, will be active with the special callsign 9M63MR to celebrate
the 63rd Malaysian Independence Day. Activity will be on various HF bands
and modes. QSL via 9M63MR.
A50BOC VIDEO (CADXA Club Program). The August 2020 CADXA club program
was on the "A50BOC: Bhutan - The Land of the Thunder Dragon" presented
by Adrian Ciuperca, KO8SCA. The 58 minutes video is available on YouTube.com
AT5, INDIA (Special Event). Members of the West Bengal Amateur Radio Club
were active as AT5AUG between August 14-16th. Activity was to celebrate
the 74th Indian Independence Day (August 15th) on various HF bands. QSL
info is eQSL via VU2NRO or eQSL via email@example.com.
AU2, INDIA (Special Event). Members of the Indian Academy of Communication
& Disaster Mangement were active as AU2AUG on August 15th. Activity was
to celebrate the 74th Indian Independence Day (August 15th). QSL info is
eQSL via VU2MQT.
E5, NORTH COOK ISLANDS. Warwick, E51WL, has return to Penrhyn Atoll (July
28th) and is back on the air after being in New Zealand (left July 25th).
He was heard this past week on 20 meters FT8/FT4 (as early as 1900z and
as late as 0500z). Warwick mentions that he now has a 2m EME amplifier
and an antenna (yet to be installed).
INTREPID-DX GROUP (Press Release-Winners of the 1st Annual Intrepid DX
Group Youth "Dream Rig" Essay Contest, dated August 10th). It brings us
great pleasure to announce the winners of the 1st Annual Youth "Dream Rig"
We received over sixty essays from U.S. licensed young amateurs from
all over the world. The essays were unique in thought and very well-
articulated. Extra points were given for proper grammar, punctuation and
spelling. Most of the essays gave unique perspectives on how to reach
out and connect with the youth of today. We will be sharing those ideas
in subsequent postings.
* First Place winner, and recipient of the ICOM IC-7300 is Faith Hannah
Lea-KD3Z. In addition to winning the IC-7300, Faith Hannah will also
receive a vertical "flagpole" antenna from Greyline Performance
Antennas. She will also receive a Deluxe Headset from Heil Sound and
a Powerwerx switching power supply from Steve-N6SJ. Lastly, she will
receive a QRP Morse Nano Morse Key-25-811P from Gigaparts.
* Second Place winner, and recipient of the Yaesu FT-65 radio, donated
by Paul, N6PSE, is Charlie Meadows-N4VTI. Charlie will also receive
a 50 USDs DX Engineering Gift Card from David-WD5COV.
* Third Place winner, and recipient of the Baofeng BF-F8HP radio,
donated by Paul, N6PSE, is Patrick Gawthrop-W9GGG. Patrick will
also receive a 50 USDs DX Engineering Gift Card from David-WD5COV.
Having read over sixty essays this week, we can tell you that our youth
are full of great ideas, and they are brimming with enthusiasm to keep
our hobby alive well into the future.
Thank you to our sponsors, Greyline Performance Antennas, Heil Sound,
Gigaparts, Steve-N6SJ and David-WD5COV. Soon, we will publish several of
the essays on our Facebook page.
Thank you to all of the youth participants for helping us make our
first annual Youth Essay Contest a success. Let's do this again next year!
73 everyone, Paul N6PSE, President, The Intrepid-DX Group
The Intrepid DX Group is a 501 c-3 non profit organization devoted to pro-
moting amateur radio and providing STEM education in developing countries.
IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between August 10-15th (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
------ ---------- ------------- ------------
AF-004 EA8CMW CANARY 20m; SSB
AF-018 IH9YMC PANTELLERIA 20m; FT4
AS-007 JE1POK HONSHU 40m; Digi
AS-007 JG3TRB HONSHU 30m; Digi
AS-007 JH3NGD HONSHU 20m; SSB
AS-007 JH7RYC HONSHU 40m; Digi
AS-007 JR7TKG HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-015 9M2TO PINANG STATE 40m; Digi
AS-019 9V1YC SINGAPORE 40m; FT8
AS-080 6K2CEW/3 Anmon 40ml FT8
AS-080 DS2GOO/3 Anmon 17m; SSB
EU-002 OH0JV Aland 20m; Digi
EU-004 EA6B BALEARIC 20m; SSB
EU-004 EA6BB BALEARIC 17m; CW
EU-005 G0OIL GREAT BRITAIN 80m; CW
EU-005 GB2VJ GREAT BRITAIN 20m; CW
EU-005 GB75PEACE GREAT BRITAIN 20m; CW/SSB
EU-005 GW3UZS WALES 17m; SSB
EU-005 GX5DX GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-005 M0TBS GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-009 GM8OFQ Hoy 20m; SSB
EU-013 GJ0KYZ JERSEY 17m; CW
EU-016 9A/DC5ME DALMATIA SOUTH 20m; SSB
EU-018 OY5ET Faroe 20m; Digi
EU-023 9H5BZ Gozo 20m; SSB
EU-024 IS0FDW SARDINIA 20/17m; SSB
EU-025 IT9AEQ SICILY 20m; SSB
EU-029 5P5L SJAELLAND 40m; CW
EU-031 IC8HRG Ischia 10m; SSB
EU-032 F6BFH POITOU-CHARENTES REGION 20m; FT4
EU-041 IM0/IZ2AJE Maddalena 40m; CW
EU-045 IZ0XZD LAZIO REGION 20m; CW
EU-052 SV8/IK6QON PEIROS/DYTIKI ELLAS 20m; CW
EU-057 DH0JAE/P Ruegen 40/30/20m; CW/SSB
EU-062 LA/DF9TM NORDLAND/NORD-TRONDELAG 20m; SSB
EU-062 LA/DL1NWW NORDLAND/NORD-TRONDELAG 40m; CW
EU-062 LA/DL2SWW NORDLAND/NORD-TRONDELAG 40/20/17/10m; CW
EU-062 LA/DF9TM Vestvagøy 20m; SSB
EU-076 LA/DL2SWW Vestvagøy 40/20/17m; CW/SSB
EU-115 MI0AIH IRELAND 12m; SSB
EU-116 MD0CCE ISLE OF MAN 17m; Digi
EU-131 IK3PQH/P VENETO REGION 40m; SSB
EU-139 SM7RYR/2 NORRBOTTEN COUNTY 20m; CW
EU-167 CT1EYQ BAIXO ALENTEJO PROVINCE 15m; Digi
EU-181 LZ1UBO BULGARIA 10m; SSB
NA-015 CO5WE CUBA 80m; CW
NA-016 ZF1EJ CAYMAN 80m; CW
NA-021 8P6NW BARBADOS 15m; Digi
NA-026 WA2NDV NEW YORK STATE 12m; CW
NA-027 VO1CH NEWFOUNDLAND 20m; SSB
NA-036 VE7MTW BRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCE 20m; SSB
NA-059 NL8F FOX 40m; Digi
NA-096 HI6AV HISPANIOLA 15m; Digi
NA-096 HI8PLE HISPANIOLA 80m; CW
NA-097 6Y6STAYHOME JAMAICA 80m; CW
NA-099 KP4DQC PUERTO RICO 80m; CW
NA-099 WP3R PUERTO RICO 20m; SSB
NA-102 FG4SO GUADELOUPE 20m; SSB
NA-102 FG8OJ GUADELOUPE 20m; Digi
NA-105 FS4WBS ST MARTIN 17m; Digi
NA-107 FM4SA MARTINIQUE 20m; SSB
NA-108 J69DS St. Lucia 30m; Digi
NA-108 J69Z St. Lucia 40m; SSB
OC-001 VK4BXX AUSTRALIA 30m; Digi
OC-001 VK4YJ AUSTRALIA 30m; Digi
OC-006 VK7CMV TASMANIA 40m; Digi
OC-016 3D2AG VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 20m; CW
OC-019 AH6GR HAWAIIAN 40m; Digi
OC-035 YJ8RN NEW HEBRIDES 40m; Digi
OC-088 V85T BORNEO 17m; Digi
SA-002 VP8LP FALKLAND 20/17m; SSB/Digi
SA-018 CE7VPQ LOS LAGOS REGION SOUTH 20m; SSB
SA-036 P41E ARUBA 17m; Digi
** Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode
on their QSNs on the PacketCluster reports....
EU-028. Members of the ARI Modena radio club will be active as IA5MO
from Giglio Island (IIA T002, WLOTA N. 0564, WAIP GR), Italy,
between September 3-8th. Activity will be on various HF bands
using CW, SSB, RTTY and the Digital modes. QSL via IK4RLM,
direct or by the Bureau.
EU-064. Patrice, F6GCP, will once again be active as F6GCP/P from
Noirmoutier Island between August 23rd and September 5th.
Activity will be holiday style on 40/30/20 meters using mainly
CW (some FT8/PSK31/PSK63) with 100w and an Elevated Vertical.
QSL via F6GCP by the REF Bureau.
EU-125. Mike, DG5LAC, will be active as OZ/DG5LAC from Romo Island,
Denmark, between August 22nd and September 5th. Activity will
be on various HF bands using SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via DG5LAC
or ClubLog's OQRS.
NA-134. Bo, OZ1DJJ, will once again be active as OX3LX from Asiaat,
Uummanaq and Upernavik Islands (WW Loc. GP38NQ, GQ30WQ and
GQ12WS), Greenland, between August 24th and September 20th.
Dates can be changed; watch QRZ.com. Activity will be on 40-4
meters with a focus 50 and 70 MHz. When not active, he will
run a WSPR beacon on 40-6 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 some-
times eQSL. For more details and updates, watch QRZ.com or
his Web page at: http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped
NA-142. John, N9EAJ, will activate this IOTA group between August
20-25th (with perhaps overlapping days on either end). Activity
will be holiday style. He states [edited] that he will be
"staying at the Destin West RV Resort which is located on
Okaloosa Island. Hopefully I will be able to set up my CrankIR
and run 500 watts from the motorhome, but many RV parks are
not very 'ham radio friendly' - especially so, these kind. I
will not be able to 'hide' the antenna amongst a bunch of trees
because there are none - the antenna will be very visible....
if there are problems operating from the park I will do my best
to get out and operate from other locations on the island or
perhaps Santa Rosa Island which is connected to Okaloosa and
also NA-142. There are many miles of undeveloped beachfront
in this area - I should be able to find places to operate! I
will be operating mostly ssb. As much as I love cw in recent
years I have been having a really hard time pulling out in-
dividual callsigns from a pilup - and the condition isn't
getting any better the older I get! If I try cw it will most
likely be split. With the Crank IR I should be able to operate
on 40 through 10 meters. 60 meters and FT8 are not options at
this time so please don't bother to ask. I will post my logs
to LoTW after my return to WI and ClubLog hopefully from the
island. Depends on internet access at the resort." QSL via
his home callsign.
OC-228. Andy, VK5MAV, posted the following on FaceBook this past
week: "Well - another chance for someone :-)
If you have not yet worked IOTA OC-228 [Granite Island], a
new chance appears. On August 22nd or 23rd, I will be on the
island. What day - depends on the weather, it will be clear
in a couple of days before and I let you know. Access to the
island by the bridge is closed in case of strong winds, and
to sit in the rain with all the hardware somehow does not
attract me. Alas, again 100 W from the battery, again GP,
again 20 m band only, again CW only.
I will move around 14042, depending on the situation on the
air. Time is scheduled from around 0 GMT until our twilight,
7 GMT. I will be on the internet all the time, email, watching
DX Summit cluster, phone, Skype, Facebook, but I will upload
the log only after the end of this disgrace.
Hope to hear everyone who needs it."
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......
LOTW NEWS (Help Support Logbook of the World!). From the ARRL Development
Department: Since 2003, Logbook of The World has provided amateur radio
operators with a quick, simple way to claim and verify contacts. This
verification formerly required exchange of paper QSL cards and submission
of a paper application to ARRL - a slow, environmentally unfriendly, and
somewhat expensive process. Using LoTW today, some digital contacts get
confirmed within minutes of when they conclude.
Because ARRL wants there to be no barriers to stations uploading their
QSOs, LoTW is available to any amateur radio operator at no cost to the
user. However, there are costs incurred by ARRL for Logbook operations run
by ARRL staff members including costs for programmers, equipment, web
access, and user help and support.
The future of LoTW!
ARRL Headquarters staff works with a permanent committee to oversee,
maintain, and improve LoTW. Some notable achievements and goals that
have resulted from this work include:
* Continuous reviewing and updating of Logbook processes to facilitate
ease of use
* Adding new ARRL awards as well as awards from other organizations
* Enhancing DX registration through supporting email methods
* Adding support for multiple locations within a single upload, which
supports the rover and mobile communities
* Future growth including a redesign of Logbook's web presence
Today, LoTW is more important than ever!
* The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has significantly slowed international mail.
* In some countries, the mail has been embargoed.
* Many national ham radio societies have discontinued their QSL bureaus
and it's unlikely that they will reappear.
Your donation to Logbook of The World will support maintenance of the
current database and expansion of the system in the future.
Visit the ARRL Donation Page (https://www.arrl.org/arrl-donation-form)
to support Logbook of The World today!
OJ0, MARKET REEF. Henri, OH3JR, is once again active as OJ0JR from Market
Reef (EU-053) until August 21st. Activity will be limited to his free
time because he helps with maintenance of lighthouse while there. Look
for operations on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via his home
callsign or ClubLog.
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
PJ4, BONAIRE (Special Event/Award). The following was posted on QRZ.com
on August 9th [edited]: PJ4TEN is a special event station active during
October 2020 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of "10/10/10" - October
10th, 2010. On that date the former country of the Netherlands Antilles
was dissolved and Bonaire became a 'special municipality' of the Nether-
lands. As a result, Bonaire became a new DXCC entity on that date.
To mark the 10th anniversary, Bonaire's radio amateurs are organizing
a month-long operating event. A PDF award will be available to those who
achieve 10 points by making contacts with PJ4 stations during October.
1. A total of 10 points are required.
2. A contact with PJ4TEN is worth 2 points.
3. A contact with any other PJ4 station is worth 1 point.
4. Exception: on the exact anniversary, between 0000UTC and 2359UTC on
Saturday October 10th, all PJ4 stations count 2 points.
5. All stations may be worked more than once on different bands and/or
modes for additional points. Example: QSOs with PJ4TEN on 14 MHz SSB
and 7 MHz FT8, and with PJ4NX on 14 MHz CW and 7 MHz FT8, would count
a total of 6 points (2+2+1+1). However, if all those QSOs took place
on 10/10/20 a total of 8 points would be scored (2+2+2+2).
6. Only contacts made between 0000 UTC on October 1st and 2359 UTC on
October 31st count towards the Bonaire 10/10/10 Award.
7. There is no fee and no QSLs are required.
8. To apply: send a list of contacts made, stating the date, time (UTC),
band and mode to: firstname.lastname@example.org
9. The award is also available to SWLs on a 'heard' basis. For each
contact logged, please list at least two stations with which the
PJ4 station was in contact.
The following is a list of all currently-licensed Bonaire stations:
PJ4BZL (Berry) PJ4KY (Bert) PJ4TEN (special event station)
PJ4DX (Steve) PJ4NG (Noah) PJ4/DC7MO (Monika)
PJ4EVA (Eva) PJ4NX (Peter) PJ4/DL1COP (Holger)
PJ4GR (Gerard) PJ4RF (Rinse) PJ4/PE1NMB (Erwin, awaiting full
Other PJ4 callsigns may also be active during the month.
The special event station PJ4TEN, along with PJ4DX, PJ4KY and PJ4NX,
the QSL information is via Tim Beaumont, M0URX, direct, via OQRS and via
LoTW. QSL PJ4BZL, PJ4EVA, PJ4GR and PJ4RF via info on QRZ.com. QSL PJ4NG
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 17-23rd).......
Aug/17th AN Aug/20th HN Aug/22nd AN
Aug/18th AN Aug/21st HN Aug/23rd 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) (August 16th)
** No QSL-Infos next Sunday, August 23rd **
5B60AMX via LZ3SM EM7EFF/P via UR7EY & (L) SF6F via SA6FOL (L)
9A/KO7SS via KO7SS (L) GI5I via GI4DOH & (L) SM/DG5CST via DG5CST
9H1GP via 9H1GP (e/L) HA50KHW via HA0HW (O) TK/F4IDN/P via F4IDN
A60EMM/3 via A61BK OE/S56KVJ/P via S56KVJ (L) TM5EE via TM5EE (L)
CP6CL via W3HNK & (L) ON/PD0RWL/P via PD0RWL TM76DP via F4GPB
CT7ABA via DK0MM & (L) OZ/DM5AA via DM5AA UT/N2TA via RW1AI
DM6V via DL5AXX RA/N2TA via RW1AI ZM1A via ZL3CW (d/L)
EF5Y via EA5FR (L) SA5K via SM5ELV (e/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 (n) no printed QSLs
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2AG/P, 4O4T, 8P5A, 8P6EX, 9K2GS, 9Z4Y, A45XR,
A71AE, BG0BPZ, CR6K, CX7SS, D2EB, DJ2QV, DL5AXX, DS5USH, E7HQ, E74DO,
EH7H, F6ARC, GW0ADC, HG8R, JA8ISU, LX20I, LY0HQ, LY7Z, MD0CCE, N8ILI,
OD5KU, OE0HQ, OH0Z, OH8X, OL0HQ, OQ4U, OY1CT, PJ4A, PX2F, RA9YE, S50HQ,
T48K, TI5/N3KS, TI9A, V73NS, VB2Z, VE3RR, VE3RR, VE9CB, WP2DX, WP3C,
XE1CT, YL2SM, ZB2TT and ZW5B
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5H4WZ (AF-063), C31CT, D2EB, E44RU, EK6TA,
EX0QR, FG8OJ, S79AC, TI9A, TR8CR, XR8RRC and YU1NR
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!!
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....
QSO TODAY VIRTUAL HAM EXPO (A Big Hit!). It would seem that the QSO Today
Virtual Ham Expo held on August 8-9th, was a big success with over 26,000
registered and over 14,000 on the platform both days. The Virtual Ham Expo
Chairman Eric Guth, 4Z1UG/WA6IGR, told the ARRL, "It was far better than
we expected" and the event sponsors and exhibitors that he has heard from
so far "are thrilled with the turnout, engagement, and responses that they
received." He said they're also enthusiastic about the second QSO Today
Virtual Ham Expo, set for March 13-14th, 2021. "Our plan is to offer this
twice a year," Guth added. Read the complete ARRL news release at:
Also, those who had registered, but did not log into the live event can
see it all on demand until September 9th, at: https://qsotoday.vfairs.com
RSGB 2020 CONVENTION (Will Be Online). In response to the UK's continuing
social distancing regulations, the RSGB Convention Committee has changed
the arrangements for this year's event and is holding an online Convention
on Saturday, October 10th. For complete details, see:
T45, CUBA. Look for the special callsign T45FM to be active from the
Punta Maya Lighthouse (NA-015, ILLW CU0005, ARLHS CUB032) during the
International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend [ILLW] (August 21-23rd).
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using mainly SSB and FT8. Paper QSL
only via RW6HS.
TT8, CHAD (Postponed Again). The Italian Dxpedition Team, who was expected
to be active as TT8RR and TT8XX from the Capital City Ndjamena between
September 29th and October 12th, have announced that their DXpedition
has been "postponed to next year, Covid-19 situation permitting." For
more details and updates, watch: http://www.i2ysb.com/idt
XT2, BURKINA FASO. Max, DK1MAX, who was expected to once again be active
as XT2MAX from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, sometime during November/December.
has posted the following on QRZ.com [edited]: "Due to the current travel
limitations I decided to delay my planned XT2MAX 2020 activity until
sometime in 2021."
YN, NICARAGUA. Robert, DL7VOA, who was expected to be active as YN5AO from
Casa Guacalito, Guacalito de la Isla (WW Loc. EK61xi), Rivas, Nicaragua,
between November 21st and December 5th, and be an entry in the CQWW DX CW
Contest, has announced that he has postponed his trip until 2021.