The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1489
November 9, 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, AF8C, K8GI,
K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W0VTT, 4X1VF, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News
Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH
& 425 DX News, Sixitalia Weekly and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 1st/November, through Sunday, 8th/November there were 211
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H,
9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, 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, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO,
FP, 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, JX, 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, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5,
S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT,
TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E,
VP2M, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS,
YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, 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".
3E, PANAMA (Special Event). Operators Bellomiro/HP3BSM, Francisco/HP3FL,
Erick/HP3QQ, Juan/HP3DBR, Emigdio/HP3EMS, Ricardo/HP1RIS, Alvaro/HP1DAV,
George/HP1GDS, Edwin/HP1DBK, Francisco/HP1FCC, Anel/HP8FOX, Roberto/HP1MRA,
Luis/HP6LEF, Osvaldo/HP6OJS and possibly other stations will be active as
3E1FP during the entire month of November. Activity is to celebrate the
117th anniversary of the independence of Panama. Operations will be on
80/60/40/30/20/17/15/10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via HP3BSM.
3Y0I BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). The following was posted on
the Rebel DX Group's FaceBook page on November 3rd [edited]:
Hi Rebel folks,
We are still pushing with the missing budget (24300 USDs) to finalize
last payment for the vessel to make 3Y0I happen. So far (as an inter-
national team) we still can't travel to South Africa due the Covid
situation. Bouvet is not cancelled! All our equipment is ready there,
waiting for us.
Time is running like crazy, also Antarctic summer will not wait for
us so long. Please keep in mind that we will maybe need to reschedule
this trip for the next season.
In the meantime Dom, 3Z9DX, received his Fijian government travel
permit to go back to the Pacific Rebel Base as a back up plan. There
is three different DXCC's around: 3D2/C Conway, 3D2/R Rotuma, 3D2 Fiji
+ several IOTAs including some very rare groups. Unfortunately, cyclone
season starts from November to March... so all looks very difficult and
hard from logistic point of view. Let's see what happens soon.
3Z65, POLAND (Special Event). Marek, SP3GVX, is signing 3Z65M72M from
Slubice, Poland. He posts on QRZ.com, the following meaning of his call-
sign: "3Z (country) 65 (years) of my Ural M72M (motorcycle)." Activity
has been on 80/40 meters CW. QSL via SP3GVX by the Bureau.
4L, GEORGIA. Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active during the CQWW DX CW
Contests (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL
via M0OXO or LoTW.
4X/4Z, ISRAEL (Special Event). During the week of Chanukah celebrations,
special Israeli radio amateur stations will be active on the air with
a special callsigns ending in letters from the word "Chanukah", (4X1C,
4X2H, 4Z3A, 4X4N, 4X5U, 4X6K, 4Z7A, 4X8H and 4X0NER). "Ner" means candle
in Hebrew. The number in the callsign indicates the number of the candles
lit that day. Activity begins on the evening of December 10th when the
first candle will be lit on (1400 UTC). The special event stations will
operate for 9 days in row and new special event stations will join the
activity every day on Chanukah Holiday until the close of the event on
December 19th (2159 UTC). Special event stations will be activated as
follows; on the evening of:
December 10th -- From the historical city of Hashmonaim when the 1st
candle of the Chanukah Holiday will be lit on; the
event activity will start with the 4X1C crew.
December 11th -- From the city of Haifa when the 2nd candle will be
lit on; the activity will start with the 4X2H crew.
December 12th -- From the city of Tel Aviv when the 3rd candle will be
lit on; the activity will start with the 4Z3A crew.
December 13th -- From the city of Netanya when the 4th candle will be
lit on; the activity will start with the 4X4N crew.
December 14th -- From the city of Beer Sheva when the 5th candle will
be lit on; the activity will start with the 4X5U crew.
December 15th -- From the city of Kiryat Shmona when the 6th candle will
be lit on; the activity will start with the 4X6K crew.
December 16th -- From the city of Ashkelon when the 7th candle will be
lit on; the activity will start with the 4Z7A crew.
December 17th -- From the city of Jerusalem when the 8th and the last
candle will be lit on; the activity will start with
the 4X8H crew.
The crew of the station 4X0NER will be active every day during the 9
days of activity and will be used as Joker for the missing letters.
Important: All the new and previous day's event stations (letters)
will continue to be active on the air to the end of operation on the
19th of December (2159 UTC).
Activity will be on all radio amateur bands, WARC and the QO-100
Satellite using all modes. A special award will be available. The
eligibility for a special certificate "Chanukah-2020" is as specified:
* For Israeli amateurs: 1 QSO with all the 8 special event stations
(letters). Any band or mode. Contact with the special 4X0NER call-
sign is a replacement for a missing letter (only once).
* For European amateurs: 1 QSO with all 8 special event stations
(letters). Any band or mode. Contact with the special 4X0NER call-
sign is a replacement for a missing letter (can be used twice).
* For amateurs outside Europe: to contact only 4 of 8 special event
stations (letters). Any band or mode. Contact with the special 4X0NER
callsign is a replacement for a missing letter (can be used twice).
The special certificates will be available for download independently
from the Israeli Amateur Radio Club (IARC) Web site at:
The certificates will be digital in PDF format and not numbered.
QSL Manager: Paper cards-Slava, 4Z5MU.
All contacts will be uploaded on LoTW after the end of activity.
Amateurs in Israel and around the World are kindly asked to send
them pictures with Menorah's in their own city of residence!
Special prize for the winning picture!
E-mail pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org
7Q, MALAWI (Reminder/Update). Operators from the Russian Robinson Club
(RRC), who were expected to be active now as 7Q7RU near Embangweni,
Malawi, are currently stuck in Nairobi, Kenya (since the 5th), and are
having some visa issues. They may be there for a few more days until they
resolve this issue (they will know more Monday). In the meantime, they
may try to hastily arrange a temporary 5Z4/ license.
If the team finally goes to Malawi, activity will be on 160/80/60/40/
30/20/17/15/12/10/6/2 meters (with a focus on 160/80m) and 70cm using
CW, SSB, FT8 (F/H mode) and Satellites. QSL via R7AL, LoTW or ClubLog's
OQRS. For more details and updates, see:
LAST MINUTE UPDATE (November 8th): Two operators of the 7Q7RU team now
have visas. Others are expected, perhaps even today. There's basically no
air tickets to Malawi. None at all. Land borders are closed. The next
flight will be on Friday the 13th. Four return tickets were purchased.
However, a fifth ticket was purchased for one team member for tomorrow
evening, November 9th. The ticket is expensive with a difficult route
hrough Tanzania, leaving the transit zone and claiming luggage. So, all
is going well, 7Q7RU could be on the air perhaps as early as November
ADDED NOTES (Reminder/Update): The RRC team announced this past week,
the "MALAWI 2020 7Q7RU" plaque. This plaque is issued for contacts with
the Russian Team 7Q7RU. To get this plaque you need to work 3 QSOs with
7Q7RU between November 7-19th, 2020. Plaque's size 200 ? 250mm. Plaque's
fee 44 USDs or 39 EURs. Payment is via PayPal (VershkovKN@gmail.com).
The fee includes shipping by air mail.
The RRC team also announced the "7Q7RU Band-Slot Challenge". The purpose
of this competition is working 7Q7RU on as many different bands and modes
as possible based on ClubLog scores. TOP TEN stations will win a special
plaque sponsored by team members and shipped from Russia worldwide. The
top 10 radio operators that fulfill the plaque's requirements first,
will receive a special plaque free of charge starting with number 001
All logs for checking will be uploaded to ClubLog service. Questions
and/or applications free form should be sent to RW3DD (VershkovKN@gmail.com).
For more info or to see the plaque, go to:
CT9, MADEIRA. Georg, DD8ZX, will be active as CT9/DD8ZX from a holiday
home on Madeira Island (AF-014) until November 14th. He states, "Equip-
ment is a FT-817 with 5 watts, antenna is a quick and dirty wire of 10m
length tuned to 14074 for FT8." QSL via his home callsign or if accepted,
he will applies for LoTW.
FS, ST. MARTIN. David, F8AAN, who was expected be active as FS/F8AAN from
St. Martin Island (NA-105) between November 18th and December 4th, has
canceled his operation due to Covid-19.
GJ, JERSEY. Bob, GU4YOX, will once again be active as GJ4YOX during the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/
High-Power/Unassisted entry. QSLs will be available by Bureau, direct
IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between November 2-7th (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
------ ---------- ------------- ------------
AF-018 IH9YMC Pantelleria 12m; CW
AF-024 S79KW INNER 20m; FT8
AS-004 5B60AIX CYPRUS 12m; SSB
AS-004 P3X CYPRUS 160m; CW
AS-007 JA0LBE HONSHU 20m; SSB
AS-007 JA1CG HONSHU 20m; SSB
AS-007 JH3KCW HONSHU 20m; FT8
AS-007 JH3NGD HONSHU 40m; SSB
AS-007 JK1BQS HONSHU 40m; SSB
AS-007 JL1UCH HONSHU 80m; CW
AS-013 8Q7RM Kandolhu 30m; FT8
AS-017 JH0WMN/6 OKINAWA 17m; SSB
AS-024 JS6TKY Yonaguni 30m; FT8
AS-077 JR6IKD KYUSHU 40m; FT8
AS-200 JA5QAH Shodo 30m; FT8
EU-003 CS8ABF EASTERN 12m; FT8
EU-005 G3UHN GREAT BRITAIN 60m;
EU-005 G1LQT GREAT BRITAIN 40m; FT8
EU-005 G4ZCG GREAT BRITAIN 160m; CW
EU-005 GS8VL GREAT BRITAIN 80m; CW
EU-005 M0RBK GREAT BRITAIN 60m;
EU-005 M3FON GREAT BRITAIN 17m; FT8
EU-005 MM0DXT/P GREAT BRITAIN 20m; CW
EU-012 MM7CGR SHETLAND 20m; SSB
EU-014 TK5AE CORSICA 20m; SSB
EU-015 SV9/SV2DSJ CRETE 80m; CW
EU-018 OY1CT Faroe 17m; CW
EU-018 OY1R Faroe 30m; CW
EU-022 JX2US Jan Mayen 20m; FT8
EU-024 IQ0NU SARDINIA 40m; SSB
EU-024 IS0GGA SARDINIA 17m; SSB
EU-025 IT9ODQ SICILY 80m; SSB
EU-028 G0LUH TOSCANA(TUSCANY) REGION 80m; FT4
EU-030 OZ8IE/P BORNHOLM 40m; SSB
EU-032 F6BFH POITOU-CHARENTES REGION 20m; FT4
EU-042 DK8OL SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN STATE NORTH WEST 17m; CW
EU-046 LA6KOA TROMS COUNTY 17m; SSB
EU-048 F4GCD BRETAGNE(MORBIHAN) REGION 15m; SSB
EU-075 SV1GSP/8 Salamina 12m; FT8
EU-075 SV8GGI Salamina 60m; CW
EU-084 8S0DX UPPSALA / STOCKHOLM COUNTY 160m;
EU-115 EI3CTB IRELAND 80m; FT8
EU-115 MI0OBC IRELAND 80m; FT8
EU-124 MW0EUG/MM WELSH COASTAL ISLANDS 20m; SSB
EU-131 IK3PQH/P VENETO REGION 20m; SSB
NA-015 CO8LY Cuba 17/15m; SSB
NA-015 CO8RCP Cuba 17m; FT8
NA-016 ZF2MJ CAYMAN 80m; CW
NA-018 OX3XR GREENLAND 60m;
NA-024 J35X GRENADA 60m; FT8
NA-026 KA8ABA NEW YORK STATE 17m; SSB
NA-027 VO1FOG NEWFOUNDLAND 12m; SSB
NA-047 VE9GLF NUNAVUT 20m; SSB
NA-067 W7LG/4 NORTH CAROLINA STATE EAST 40m; SSB
NA-096 HI8AT HISPANIOLA 20m; SSB
NA-101 J73ESL Dominica 40m; FT8
NA-106 KP2B VIRGIN 30m; FT8
NA-0106 KP2BH VIRGIN 160m; FT8
OC-001 VK2JNT AUSTRALIA 30m; FT8
OC-001 VK3EY AUSTRALIA 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK6OZ AUSTRALIA 30m; FT8
OC-001 VK65PFA AUSTRALIA 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK2OWD AUSTRALIA 20m; SSB
OC-016 3D2AG VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 17m; CW
OC-021 YB0AR JAVA 40m; SSB
OC-021 YB1BZV JAVA 12m; FT8
OC-021 YB2BOB JAVA 12m; FT8
OC-026 KH2L GUAM 30m; FT8
OC-032 FK8CE NEW CALEDONIA 80m; FT8
OC-032 FK8GU NEW CALEDONIA 20m; SSB
OC-082 E51WL PENRHYN ATOLL 30m; FT8
OC-088 YC7YGR BORNEO 40m; FT8
OC-133 9M6NA SABAH'S COASTAL ISLANDS 17m; CW
OC-146 YC8UP CELEBES (SULAWESI) 15m; FT8
OC-150 YC9HIU TENGGARA BARAT 40m; FT8
OC-201 DU6/PE1NSQ NORTH ISLAND'S COASTAL ISLANDS 30m; FT8
OC-298 TX0T Tatakoto 40/30/20/17/15m; CW/SSB
SA-002 VP8NO FALKLAND 12m; FT8
** Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode
on their QSNs on their PacketCluster reports....
AF-018. Operator Raffaele, IH9YMC, will be active from Pantelleria
Island (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WW Loc. JM56XT), African Italy,
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) Single-Op/
Single-Band (??m) entry. QSL via LoTW or eQSL.
EU-039. Operators Fabien/F4HIK and Joel/F4IKA, who were expected to
be active as TM39EU from Chausey Island between November
4-11th, have canceled their operation due to Covin-19.
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......
JX2, JAN MAYEN ISLAND (Update). With the cancellation of the JX0X DX-
pedition, remember that Erik, LA2US/JW2US, is still active as JX2US from
Olonkin City, Jan Mayen Island (EU-022), until the end of March 2021.
He has been active on 160/80/40/30/17 meters using mainly FT8 (F/H) with
some CW. QSL only via ClubLog's OQRS, at: https://clublog.org/logsearch/JX2US
As of November 7th, ClubLog shows 6584 QSOs. QSL card service is via Club-
Log's OQRS, and Erik will open the OQRS when he returns home in April
2021. Upload to LoTW will be after he returns home. IMPORTANT: Do not
send direct QSL requests to Jan Mayen by mail! Erik will not handle any
QSL card requests while he is on Jan Mayen.
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
PA20/PD20, THE NETHERLANDS (Update/Change/Special Event). Operators
Ray/PA5DX and Wim/PD8DX will be activating three special event callsigns,
PA20XMAS, PD20SANTA and PD20ELF during the Christmas holiday season
(specific dates not stated). Activity of operations and modes were not
mentioned, but there will be a special award for working at least 2
Christmas stations to download on QRZ.com at:
No QSLs will be available and only the award will be available...
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 9-15th).......
Nov/09th AN Nov/12th AN Nov/14th AN
Nov/10th AN Nov/13th AN Nov/15th 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) (November 8th)
and by OPDX from various sources
3E1FP via HP3BSM GW5L via GW4ZAR ST2TS via ST2M
3Z65M72M via SP3GVX HB0/SP6LUT via SP6LUT SV9/LZ3FN via LZ1PM
4K6MAR via DC9RI HC3RJ via EA5GL SV9/SV2DSJ via SV2DSJ
4L1R via W3HNK HH2MK via EB7DX TG9ADM via EA5GL
8Q7RM via HB9SHD HZ1TT via A61BK TM0DX via F8DHE
9G5FI via DL1RTL IO9R via IT9YAO TM3Z via F4DSK
A60FD/12 via A65BR IQ3ZL via IU3CIE TM9VG via F6KUF (B)
A60FD/2 via EA7FTR J73ESL via EA5GL TR8CA via F6CBC
A60FD/5 via A61BK LS2D via EC6DX & (L) UN9L via LZ1YE (d/L)
B9/BA4TB via BA4TB LW6HAR via EA5GL UW2M via UR0MC
CT9/DF7EE via DF7EE LZ350PI via LZ1KCP UW5Y via US2YW
D2EB via IZ3ETU M6T via G4BWP VC3R via VE3SSJ
DL0EO via DL7KL MM9I via GM0OPS VK7XX via N2OO & (L)
DL250BEETH via DJ6SI OE/HB9RB via RC3C W2G via W2ANQ
DR0W via DJ5MW OG7A via OH6MW & (L) XM3B via VE3NOO
OG55W via OH2OT OH6OKSA via OH6AD XV9OK via JG6PWT
DR1X via DF8XC OL0W via OK1DSZ & (L) YU7XX via W3HNK
DX0K via EA5GL OL8R via OK1DRQ Z81S via IT9YVO
EA1/CT2GSN/P via CT2GSN OP0PEACE via ON6CK ZA/IN3PPH via IN3PPH & (L)
EA9KB via EA7FTR OT2CARE via ON6YX ZB2TT via M0URX
ED8W via EA5GL P3AA via RW3RN ZS4JAN via EA5GL (d/L)
EA8OM via DJ1OJ PJ4KY via M0URX ZY2STAYHOME via PY2VA
EN90LUR via UR6LF PX2A via PY2VM
EP3AS via RW6HS RL3A via W3HNK
FM4TI via EA5GL RM65LP via R1MJ
G4P via G3YPP SM0/DD1MAT via DD1MAT
GM7V via N3SL SO4R via SP4PND
(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
LOGS ONLINE (New/Updated) AVAILABLE ON CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
NEW QSL ROUTE FOR VP6MW. QSL Manager for Meralda, VP6MW, is now Mike,
W0VTT. For U.S. stations, please send a SASE; for DX stations SAE and
2 USDs (2 green stamps). All logs will be uploaded to LoTW, but many
were transcribed from paper logs and scraps of paper, so dates and
times may not match on LoTW.
PIRATE ALERT. A station signing EZ3AA has been active on 40 meters.
This station is a PIRATE, and the real ham listed on QRZ.com is a
Silent Key since Oct. 6th, 2016. Do not waste your time to send a QSL
via the manager EZ8AQ.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2AG, 4U75UN, 5T5PA, 5Z4VJ, 9J2BS, 9K2HM,
9L1BTB, 9Y4DG, 9Z4Y, A45XR, A65DF, A71AE, CT3MD, D2EB, DK7OM, FY5KE,
HB9EYP, HI3T, HP1KZ, IK2EGL, IS0BOY, JX2US, KP2B, LA1MFA, LU1BJW,
OA9DVK, OD5ZF, OY1CT, P41E, RZ6LG, S79KW, SV9CVY, TF1OL, TZ4AM, V51JP
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 6F3A (NA-153), DS5USH, R207RRC (AS-207)* and
* Andy, EU7A, reports: "Package with R207RRC QSLs has been sent to
DL6ZFG for German stations only. All others will get QSLs directly
from Moscow. Package is in Germany now. Victor will inform for which
one stations QSLs is in this package a little bit later."
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....
SF400, SWEDEN (Special Event). Members of the Borås Radioamatörer (SK6LK)
will be active as SF400B between January 1st and December 31st, 2021.
Activity is to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Borås City. QSL via
SK6LK, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. For more details, see:
TI200, COSTA RICA (Special Event/Early Announcement). Special event station
TI200I (Organized by RadioaficionCR.net), will be active between 0000z,
September 15th and 0000z, October 29th, 2021. Activity is to celebrate the
200th anniversary (bicentennial) of the independence of Costa Rica which
once was one of the provinces of the "Captaincy General of Guatemala."
Operations will be on 80-2 meters using CW, SSB, FM and FT8. Operators
will be announced on their Web page at: https://www.radioaficioncr.net
QSL via LoTW and a QSL Manager to be named. For more details, see QRZ.com
or the above Web page.
TM50, FRANCE (Special Event). Michel, F8GGZ, will activate special event
station TM50GDG between November 9-22nd, Activity is to commemorate the
130th birthday and the death of Charles de Gaulle 50 years ago. Operations
will be on 160-20 meters using CW and SSB. QSLs will be sent out auto-
magically via the Bureau.
TZ, MALI. Ulmar, DK1CE, will once again be active as TZ1CE from the QTH
of Jeff, TZ4AM/K1MMB, in Bamako, Mali, sometime this coming week, and he
will be there for at least a month. Activity will be on 160-10 meters
using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via DK1CE, by the DARC Bureau or direct. NO
V2, ANTIGUA (Canceled). Bud, AA3B, who was expected to be active as V26K
from Antigua (NA-100) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th),
has now canceled his operation.
W0, UNITED STATES (Special Event). You have one more day to work special
event stations W0F and W0JH (November 6-8th). For the 16th consecutive
year, the Stillwater (Minnesota) Amateur Radio Association (SARA) radio
club will be conducting a special event to remember the Edmund Fitzgerald.
The Edmund Fitzgerald, an iron ore carrier, sank in Lake Superior during
a severe storm on November 10, 1975, with the loss of all 29 crew on board.
The W0F callsign will ONLY be used for the CW and other Digital modes.
The W0JH will ONLY be operating SSB. Suggested frequencies are (1500-
W0F for CW: 3560, 7050, 14050, 21060 (may also try 10120 & 18060
depending on propagation conditions)
W0F for FT8 and PSK31: 80, 40, 20, and 15 meters on usual digital
W0JH for SSB only: 3860, 7260, 14260, and 21360 kHz
PLEASE... No QSL Cards or other postal requests! Work either or both
callsigns and send confirmation request to: EdFitzgerald2020@radioham.org
All confirmed contacts will receive a QSL certificate via E-mail. See
QRZ.com (under W0F or W0JH) for more details on what to send.
YB, INDONESIA. Yohanes, YB2DX, will be active during the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via his
home callsign direct or LoTW.
ZA, ALBANIA. Sandro, IN3PPH, is now active as ZA/IN3PPH. He states that
he will be active from Qerret and Kavajë (counties of Tirana). The length
of his stay is not known. Activity has been on 80/40/20 meters using FT8.
QSL via IN3PPH or LoTW.