The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1480
September 7, 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, K4ZW, W5JON/V47JA,
WB6RSE, K8YSE, NE8Z, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX
News Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, EA4NF, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX,
I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, OH2BH, 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, 30th/August, through Sunday, 6th/September there were 206
countries active. Countries available: 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S,
4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K,
9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 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, E6,
E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, F, FG, FK, FM, FR,
FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP,
HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, 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, OJ0, OK, OM, ON,
OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV,
SV5, SV9, T2, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK,
UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VR, VU, XE, XU,
XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, Z8, 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".
8A387, INDONESIA. Members of the Organisasi Amateur Radio Indonesia of
the Karawang District will be active as 8A387KRW between September 11-14th.
Activity is to celebrate the 387th anniversary, and operations will be on
80/40/20/15/2 meters using CW, SSB, FM and FT8. A special certificate will
be available. For more details, see:
A71, QATAR (Special Event). To help the Spanish commemorate the festivity
of Asturias Day and its patron saint, Santina de Covadonga (see OPDX.1479),
Qatari amateurs will be active as A71SDC until September 13th. QSL via
EA1AUM, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL. Diplomas are available. For
more details, see: http://santina.dxfun.com
DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has
been updated on ClubLog as of September 3rd. The list contains 340 entities.
The following are the top 26 entities:
1. P5 DPRK (North Korea) 14. KH4 Midway Island
2. 3Y/B Bouvet Island 15. ZS8 Prince Edward & Marion Islands
3. FT5/W Crozet Island 16. PY0S Saint Peter and Paul Rocks
4. BS7H Scarborough Reef 17. PY0T Trindade & Martim Vaz Islands
5. CE0X San Felix Islands 18. KP5 Desecheo Island
6. BV9P Pratas Island 19. SV/A Mount Athos
7. KH7K Kure Island 20. VP8S South Sandwich Islands
8. KH3 Johnston Island 21. KH5 Palmyra & Jarvis Islands
9. 3Y/P Peter 1 Island 22. JD/M Minami Torishima
10. FT5/X Kerguelen Island 23. ZL9 New Zealand Subantarctic Islands
11. FT/G Glorioso Island 24. EZ Turkmenistan
12. VK0M Macquarie Island 25. YK Syria
13. YV0 Aves Island 26. FK/C Chesterfield Island
Just two changes in the Top 26 since we last reported back on July
27th. ZL9 and EZ changed places. The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities
list (340) is available at: https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php
F, FRANCE (DIFM & IOTA Op). Marc, F6HQP, will be on vacation in the western
part of the Finistere Department between September 14-20th. He will also
try to make a short visits to some of the following coastal islands,
weather permitting: Segal (DIFM AT046), l'Ilette (DIFM AT121), Ledenez
Vraz (DIFM AT042, IOTA EU-065), Melon (DIFM AT004) and Molène (DIFM AT002,
IOTA EU-065). QSL via the Bureau or LoTW.
GREAT LOTTERY NEWS FROM THE COVID-19 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (Press Release
From Helsinki, Finland; Date September 1st). Martti, OH2BH, sent out the
following [edited]: On a bright Sunday in Helsinki, Finland the lottery
tickets for the June 2020 COVID-19 event, were placed in a bowl and Elli,
the 10-year old Miss Fortuna, proceeded to draw the winning tickets.
When the dust had settled and the fanfare has finished echoing into
the room, Elli was holding the winning ticket, which will launch the
lucky winner on a trip to either Brazil or Finland, her homeland.
* Congratulations to the lucky winner of the A10 ticket:
FRED CURTIS, G3SVK
Then it was time to combine the tickets A and B where the qualified
STAYHOME/STAYSAFE operators joined those high performing sixty-three (63)
individuals for drawing a top-of-the-line YAESU FTdx101D transceiver.
* Congratulations to the lucky winner of the B7 ticket:
WEERAPAT TANGKLEANG, E29TGW of Thailand
And finally the high performing nighty four (94) STAYHOME/STAYSAFE
operators with more than 1000 QSO were up to draw a Yaesu FT-891 trans-
ceiver, exclusively among themselves.
* Congratulations to the lucky winner:
JARKKO KEMI, OH2FNR, the OH2 - FT8 team organizer
We thank all of the 18838 different stations that made this once in
the lifetime event, a wonderful ham radio weekend.
We hope that we were able to elevate the STAYHOME/STAYSAFE message
together with a sense of belonging thus sharing the pain and stress that
we all had and some of us still experiencing due to this worldwide crisis.
We would also want to pay respect to those fellow amateur radio oper-
ators and their families and friends that have lost their lives during
this unfortunate pandemic.
With our sincere "THANK YOU!"
ADXG of BRAZIL and Radio Arcala, OH8X of Finland.
COVID-19 Radio Communication Event Organizing Committee:
E21EIC, KO8SCA, OH2BH, OH2MM/PY2ZEA, and PY5EG
HD0, ECUADOR (Special Event: HD0DX "Ecuador Volcanoes"). The following
press release was sent out by Rick, NE8Z, on September 5th [edited]:
VOLCANOES OF ECUADOR -- Dominate the landscape and can be seen through-
out the Andean region of the country. Each one of them has its natural
charm that makes them unique, forming the so-called Avenue of the
Volcanoes along the Andes mountain range.
To date there have been 27 potentially active volcanoes in Ecuador,
including those of the Galapagos Islands. Of these, seven continental
ones (Cayambe, Reventador, Pichincha, Cotopaxi, Tungurahua, Sangay,
Potrerillos-Chacana) and seven from Galapagos (Marchena, Cerro Azul,
Fernandina, Santo Tomás, Alcedo, Darwin, Wolf) have had eruptions during
times that the history, that is, since 1532.
Our active volcanoes are permanently observed and monitored through
data, image and video technologies in real time. These natural wonders
are part of the diverse Ecuador that are worth knowing.
ECUADOR VOLCANOES -- During the last weekend of September, 2020, we
will be actively transmitting on all amateur radio bands and modes with
the SPECIAL CALLSIGN HD0DX - by members of the "Ecuador DX Club" (Saturday
September 26th from 00:00 UTC until 23:59 UTC, 24 hour operation).
Those who participate in this SPECIAL EVENT will be awarded the
commemorative diploma «ECUADOR volcanoes». See:
Only 1 QSO with HD0DX on September 26th is necessary. The diploma in
PDF format can be downloaded from the following Web page starting on
Monday, September 28th, by entering the participation callsign and the
name you want to appear on the diploma at: http://hd0dx.ecuadordxclub.org
QSL card manager is: NE8Z
HZ90, SAUDI ARABIA (Special Event). Members of the Saudi Amateur Radio
Society (HZ1SAR) will be active as HZ90ND to celebrate the 90th anniversary
of their National Day of the Unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
(September 23rd) between September 17-25th. Activity will be on all bands
and modes (CW/SSB/Digi). QSL via info on QRZ.com. ADDED NOTES: Another
callsigns to look for are 7Z90AL, 7Z90SJ, 7Z90AQ, 7Z90WW, 7Z90OO, HZ90SK,
HZ90SM, HZ90BW, HZ90TL, HZ90LG, HZ90BT and HZ90DG. A special free digital
award by E-mail upon request.
I3, ITALY. Soren, OZ2CA, will be active as I3/OZ2CA from Lake Garda
between September 3-13th. Activity will be on various HF bands using
an ICOM IC-7300 transceiver into a Stealth Loop from Ciro Mazzoni. QSL
via LoTW, ClubLog or eQSL.
IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between August 31st and September 5th (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
------ ---------- ------------- ------------
AF-004 EA8AHC CANARY 20m; SSB
AF-004 EA8CVZ CANARY 20m; SSB
AF-004 EA8NF CANARY 17m; SSB
AF-004 EA8WU CANARY 60m; FT8
AF-022 ZD7JC ST HELENA 10m; FT8
AF-024 S79KW INNER 30m; Digi
AS-004 5B4AIF CYPRUS 15m; SSB
AS-004 5B4AMM CYPRUS 20m; CW
AS-107 E20WXA/P GULF OF THAILAND NORTH 40/15m; CW/FT8
EU-001 SV5DKL DODECANESE 30m; Digi
EU-005 G3PXT GREAT BRITAIN 15m; Digi
EU-005 GB2CLS GREAT BRITAIN 80m; SSB
EU-005 M0IHT GREAT BRITAIN 15m; Digi
EU-009 MM0DGI Orkney 40m; CW
EU-015 SV9MBH Crete 20m; CW
EU-016 9A2AA/P DALMATIA SOUTH 40m; SSB
EU-016 9A5N/p DALMATIA SOUTH 40m; SSB
EU-018 OY5ET Faroe 20m; Digi
EU-020 SM1ALH Gotland 20m; CW
EU-025 IT9FIQ SICILY 20m; SSB
EU-025 IT9PKO SICILY 80m; FT8
EU-026 JW4PUA SPITSBERGEN 40m; CW/SSB
EU-028 IA5MO Giglio 30/17m; CW/FT8
EU-029 OZ2A SJAELLAND 20m; CW
EU-032 F/DL1ASA/P POITOU-CHARENTES REGION 20m; CW
EU-042 DJ5TM/P Pellworm 40/20m; SSB
EU-053 OJ0/OH2AP MARKET REEF 20m; SSB
EU-057 DA2W RUGEN 40m; CW
EU-061 LA7XK VEST AGDER TO OSTFOLD COUNTY 17m; Digi
EU-064 F6GCP/P PAYS DE LA LOIRE REGION 40/30/20/17m; CW/FT8
EU-075 SV8GGI PELOPONNISOS(ARGOLIS)/ATTIKI REGIO 40m; CW
EU-080 EA1RCI/P PONTEVEDRA PROVINCE 40m; SSB
EU-101 OH/DF9TM Raippaluoto 40m; SSB
EU-101 OH/DL2SWW Raippaluoto 80/40/20m; CW
EU-114 2U0WZY GUERNSEY 15m; Digi
EU-115 EI2IP IRELAND 30m; CW
EU-115 EI5HIB IRELAND 17m; SSB
EU-115 EI6FR IRELAND 80m; Digi
EU-115 MI7RPG IRELAND 30m; Digi
EU-116 GD0OUD Isle of Man 40m; CW
EU-130 IQ3AZ/P FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA REGION 40/20m; SSB/FT4
EU-170 9A7R/P DALMATIA NORTH 40m; Digi
EU-172 OZ7PR/P JYLLAND EAST AND FYN 20m; SSB
EU-175 CU3HN CENTRAL 17m; Digi
EU-184 OH/DL2SWW Hailuoto 80/40/20m; CW
EU-184 OH/DF9TM Hailuoto 20m; SSB
NA-015 CO2II Cuba 30m; Digi
NA-015 CO5DOR Cuba 15m; Digi
NA-029 VY2PP PRINCE EDWARD 80m; Digi
NA-036 VE7UF BRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCE 20m; CW
NA-067 AF2F/W4 Hatters 40/30m; CW
NA-099 KP3G PUERTO RICO 17m; Digi
NA-099 KP4HF PUERTO RICO 60m; FT8
NA-099 NP3DM PUERTO RICO 40m; Digi
NA-099 WP4JLU PUERTO RICO 60m; FT8
NA-102 FG8OJ GUADELOUPE 30m; Digi
NA-108 J68HZ ST LUCIA 17m; Digi
NA-134 OX3LX Aasiaat 30m; Digi
OC-019 KH6AP HAWAIIAN 80/60m;
OC-021 YB0IBM JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-032 FK8HA NEW CALEDONIA 17m; Digi
OC-042 4I1EBD LUZON 20m; SSB
OC-088 YB7WR BORNEO 20m; SSB
OC-143 YB4KAR SUMATRA 40m; Digi
SA-002 VP8LP Falkland 30/20/15m; Digi/SSB
SA-002 VP8NO Falkland 12m; Digi
SA-036 P41E Aruba 80m; FT8
SA-077 PY1SR RIO DE JANEIRO STATE EAST 80m; FT8
** Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode
on their QSNs on the PacketCluster reports....
AS-117. Kenji, JA4GXS, who was expected to be active as JA4GXS/4 from
Otsu Island between September 5-6th, has cancelled his oper-
ation due to the Typhoon in the vicinity.
AS-152. Members of the Arctic Legends Team (RT9K), who plan to be
active as RI0Q from Bolshoj Begichev Island sometime in early
2021, are looking for funds (15,000 USDs was mentioned) to
conduct this operation. To achieve their goal to operate from
Bolshoj Begichev Island, the team will have to travel 3624 km
(by snowmobiles 1812 km*2). For more details, see:
EU-004. (Press Release, dated September 6th)[edited] Philippe, EA4NF,
will be operating on LEO Radio Amateur satellites from Formentera
Island (DXCC Balearic Island, Grid JM08) as EA6/EA4NF between
September 17-21st, 2020. This small Mediterranean island of
83 km2 (32 sq mi) is located about 6 km south of Ibiza and is
part of the Balearic islands. With no airports, Formentera
Island is only reachable by boat. For this new sat portable
activation, Philippe will bring with him his Yaesu FT818ND
and a FT817ND operating in full Duplex on all LEO satellites
with an Alaskan Arrow Antenna. QSL via LoTW as EA6/EA4NF.
Keep an eye on Philippe's Twitter feed for further updates
and passes: https://twitter.com/EA4NF_SAT
EU-017. Members of the Oriental Sicily Contest Team will be active as
ID9OZC from Panarea Island between September 16-20th. Activity
will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via
ClubLog's OQRS (preferred) or via IT9ZZO.
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......
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 (September 7-13th).......
Sep/07th AN Sep/10th AN Sep/12th AN
Sep/08th AN Sep/11th AN Sep/13th 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) (September 6th)
5E7AM via CN8AM (d) II0IGLO via IZ0EUX & (L) RA75RA via R2ATC
9M63MJ via 9M2CDX (O/d) IQ3PN via IV3EHH & (L) SX300ML via SV2GWY (O/d/L)
A71SDC via EA1AUM LZ595IP via LZ1KCP T6AA via S53R (O/L)
DK70DARC via DK5ON OE/DL2SBA via DL2SBA TM17FFF via F4GFE
EG1SDC via EA1AUM OH/DF9TM via DF9TM TM20MIA via F5PTA (e)
EN100UWB via UARL (B) OH/DL2SWW via DL2SWW UN9L via LZ1YE (d/L)
F/DL1ASA/P via DL1ASA OJ0/OH2AP via OH2AP(B)/OH3ZQ(d) YL/LY2BIS/P via LY2BIS
HB0/DF3FS via DF3FS (d/L) OR4K via ON4KV ZT1T via ZS1AFS (d/L)
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau
(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only (N) No QSL needed
(I) No IRC (P) PayPal (NB) No Bureau (n) no printed QSLs
QSL E2A via E21EIC direct, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. Operators JayCie/
E20NKB, Champ/E21EIC, Sarawut/E24OYI, Nattnee/E25KAE and Mew/E29TGW
were active during the All Asian SSB DX Contest (September 5-6th)
as a Multi-Op entry this past weekend.
QSL EM5K via UW5KW. This past weekend a Ukrainian Team (UT5EL, UT5ECZ,
UT9EZ, UW5KW, UR5KCP, UX0KR) was active from Kremenets Mountains.
QSL OH0B via OH2BH. Operators Martti/OH2BH, OH2GEX and Erik/OH2LAK were
active during the All Asian SSB DX Contest (September 5-6th) as a
Multi-Op entry this past weekend.
OLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind every-
one to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than
18,200 old QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site
- The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2009 to 2018) with more than
- At least one card for each 62 deleted DXCC countries (more than
- Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more
than 5900+ QSLs)
- Album for stations from North Africa 1945-1962 (500+ QSLs)
- More than 1000 QSLs from the Antarctic bases.
- With 280 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques
- More than 100 cards from Eparses Islands such as FR/B/E/G/J/T
- More than 500 QSLs for the rare French Pacific Islands such as
FK, FK/C, FO/C, FO/A, FO/M, FO/C and FW
- The FG, FM, FP, FS, FY stations from 1945 to 1969
- Commemoratives stations for ITU and IARU with more than 900 QSL.
- More than 3700 cards for the old timer with more than 170 countries
- Cards from the French Department before 1945.
- At least one card from each of the states in the U.S. before 1945.
The URL address for the Web site is: http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr
Some cards are still needed for the collection, and your particip-
ation is welcome. Only a ".jpg" file (both sides of the card) is required.
Please visit the site and give them your comments by sending an E-mail
NEW QSL MANAGER. Vasiliy, RW6HS, reports that he is now the QSL Manager
for the following stations: RW9JZ and UI8J
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4L1MA, 4U1UN, E6AF, T6A, TU5PCT and ZA/IZ7PMQ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: BV0WPX (AS-155), E44RU, N1UL (NA-052), OJ0JR,
OX/OZ1LXJ, TI9A, XR8RRC (SA-032) and XR8RRC/mm (Grid FD32)
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5N7Q, 5T5TI (AF-050), 6V1IS, 7X5EV, 9M2CIC,
A61EK, CT3HF, CT3KN, CT3MD, CT3NA, CT8/DD5DD (EU-175), CU2AP, CU7AA,
DP0GVN (AN-016), DP0POL (AN-016), FS/AG5CR, HS0ZOM, OJ0JR, P40AA, TO7DL,
ZD8O and ZS95QO
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....
R120, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the Fifth Ocean Amateur
Radio Amateur Club will be using the special callsign to mark the 120th
anniversary of the birth of Soviet aviation designer, twice hero of the
socialist labor party, Major General Semyon Lavochkin. QSL via RZ5D.
TM5, FRANCE (Special Event). Members of the Regional Association for
Scientific Radiocommunications (A2RS)[F8KGS] are now active as TM5SF
until September 9th. Activity for the special callsign is for a solo
multi-stage sailing race called the "Solitaire du Figaro." QSL via F8KGS.
TM17, FRANCE (Special Event). Members of the "Radio Club Aunis" [RCA]
(F4KKY) are now active as TM17TDF until September 15th. Activity for the
special callsign is for the "Tour de France". Operations will be on various
HF bands. To receive a special QSL card, QSL via F8FZC.
V2, ANTIGUA. Bud, AA3B, will once again be active as V26K from Antigua
(NA-100) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) probably as a
Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or via AA3B, direct or
by the Bureau. An OQRS will be available via ClubLog.
V3, BELIZE. Jeff, N1SNB, will be active as V31AZ from Belize during the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry. QSL via N1SNB.
V4, ST. KITTS (Update/Change Again!). John, W5JON/V47JA, reports to OPDX,
"Sorry to say American Airlines have cancelled my Oct. 13-27th flights
to/from our St Kitts home. I have rescheduled the trip for February 13th
- March 5th, 2021. Hopefully all the virus scares will be over by then."
VE: CANADA: Members of the "London Amateur Radio Club (LARC)" will use
the special callsign VE3LON100 until the end of September. Activity is
to celebrate the 100th anniversary of LARC which is one of the oldest
amateur radio clubs in Canada. QSL info TBA.
VI75, AUSTRALIA (Special Event). Fred, VK3DAC/VK4FE, reports that special
event callsign VI75WW2 will be active (as September 1st) until November
11th, 2020. Activity is to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end
of the Second World War. The commemorative callsign is in recognition of
those who served and those who were at home during the conflict. The world
wide relief at the end of the war and the joy that peace had been regained
is indicated by the QSL card. The QSL card picture has been named "The
Dancing Man", is a photograph of a man who was filmed dancing on the street
in Sydney Australia, at the end of WWII. Upon receiving news of the end
of the War in 1945, a reporter took note of a man's joyful expression and
dance and asked him to do it again. The man consented and was caught on
motion picture film in an Australian edition of the newsreel Movietone
News. The film, and stills from it have taken on iconic status in Aus-
tralian history and culture and symbolize joyous elation to war's end.
QSL details: For those who make contact with VI75WW2, the QSL is available
as a download from (www.silvertrain.com.au) under the Amateur Radio tab
and then Special Event Station logs.
VQ9, CHAGOS ISLANDS. "The Daily DX" reports that Bob, DU7ET (aka WT3A,
VE5TE, XQ6ET, G0WET), will once again be heading to Diego Garcia (AF-006)
possibly in a few weeks (specific days not mentioned). He will be working
on a ship there for 4-5 months and hopes to have opportunities to go
ashore and operate. Activity will be mainly CW using a wire antenna. QSL
via DU7ET (see QRZ.com).
XR210, CHILE (Special Event). Members of the Chilean Pacific DX Group
will be active as XR210CHI during September to commemorate the 210th
Independence of Chile. Activity is on all bands using SSB and the Digital
modes. Operators mentioned are Mau/CE7KF, Juan/CE3BN, Roberto/CE3DOH and
Esteban/XQ7UP. QSL via XQ7UP, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW and eQSL. SWL
reports are welcome.
YASME FOUNDATION NEWS (Press Release, dated August 30th). YASME FOUNDATION
SUPPORTING GRANTS -- The Yasme Foundation announces the following grants
made at its August 26 board meeting.
DokuFunk Austria (Research and Documentation Center for the History of
Radio Communications and the Electronic Media). Grant to continue hosting
Lloyd and Iris Colvin DXpedition material, and to develop a historical
presentation from existing pictures, video, and audio. Yasme also supported
the transfer of the HZ1AB QSL collection to Dokufunk.
Grant to Seychelles Amateur Radio Association (SARA) for financial
support on upcoming amateur exams.
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The Yasme Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to support
scientific and educational projects related to amateur radio, including
DXing (long distance communication) and the introduction and promotion
of amateur radio in developing countries. For additional information
about The Yasme Foundation, visit our website at (www.yasme.org).
Ward Silver, N0AX, President, The Yasme Foundation
Board of Directors:
Ward Silver, N0AX, President and Director
Ken Claerbout, K4ZW, Vice-President, Secretary and Director
Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Treasurer and Director
Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T, Director
Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director
Fred Laun, K3ZO, Director
Robert Vallio, W6RGG, Director
Marty Woll, N6VI, Director
James Brooks, 9V1YC, Director
Z6, KOSOVO (Postponed). A group of 8 Belgian hams who planned to be
active as Z68AN from Kosovo between September 21-29th, 2020, have post-
poned their operation until 2021. Their activity was to be on 160-6m,
using CW, SSB, FT8 and RTTY, with an emphasis on the low bands. For more
details and updates, watch: http://users.telenet.be/on4ann/Z6/
Operators Erik/ON4ANN and Erik/ON4CCV will be active as Z68AN
and Z68EC (callsigns pending), respectively, from Kosovo between April
27-30th. They are there scouting out and making arrangements for a later
trip between September 21-29th, with a much larger team of operators.
During this trip, activity will be limited to 40/20 meters. The September
trip will focus on the low bands.
ZA, ALBANIA. Franz, OE6TQG, will be active as ZA/OE6TQG from Lake Shkodral
between September 6-17th. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes,
using 100 watts into a dipole. QSL via his home callsign.
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