The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1517
May 23, 2021
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, W4VQ, K8YSE,
W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DXNews.com,
DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News,
OZ3ACB, Sixitalia Weekly, S58MU and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX
"Celebrating 30 years (March 1991) of FREE DX News"
SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR KB8NW: There will not be a bulletin on June 7th.
However, if I receive any special announcements I will send them out.
PLEASE continue to send me your DX information (You never know what I
might do while taking in the sun with the family at Panama City Beach,
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 16th/May, through Sunday, 23rd/May there were 214 countries
active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S,
4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R,
9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A2, 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/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, 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, 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, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5,
S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TU,
TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M,
VP8, VP8/h, VR, VU, XE, XW, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2,
Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, 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".
3D2, FIJI (Operators NOT VALID For DXCC). It has been reported by a few
sources that the ARRL DXCC Desk is saying operations by 3D2DOM, 3D2JK
and 3D2ZK are NOT valid for DXCC. Also, Mike, G7VJR, author of ClubLog,
reported on Twitter (https://twitter.com/g7vjr/) that "3D2ZK is now
suspended from using the expedition mode and OQRS in ClubLog". There has
also been a report that John, K9EL, CQ DX Marathon Manager, states "any
QSOs with 3D2ZK will not count for the 2021 DX Marathon". For more details
on why these actions have taken place, we suggest or refer you to the
following Web page: http://3z9dx-busted.com
5N, NIGERIA (Update). "The Daily DX" reports that Jean-Louis, F5MAW
(aka ZS6AAG, 3DA0MF, C91MSF and TT8JLH) who is now active as 5N7MSF
from Abuja will be there until Septmber 15th. As mentioned last week,
Jean-Louis is there working for the Médecins Sans Frontières [MSF](Doctors
Without Borders), so his on air time will be limited, and he will try to
be on after his working hours and Saturdays and Sundays. It suggested to
watch 20/15 meters (14122 and 21170 kHz; after 1645z). "The Daily DX"
also mentions that Jean-Louis "is hoping to get gear from South Africa
to work the QO-100 satellite." QSL is currently only via eQSL.
5U, NIGER. Adrien, F4IHM, is back on the air again as 5UAIHM and be active
until June 27th. Activity is very limited, but he was heard this past
week on 20 meters CW between 1800-2030z (watch between 14032-14040 kHz).
QSL via F4IHM, direct or by the Bureau.
8J, JAPAN (Special Event). Seiji, JA2ATE, is now active as 8J2I to cele-
brates the 100th anniversary of the founding of Ichinomiya City until
the end of February 2022. Most of the activity has been on 160-12 meters
using FT8/FT4. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the Bureau.
8Q, MALDIVES. Nobby, G0VJG, will once again be active as 8Q7CQ between
September 28th and October 13th. This will be his third trip there, but
this time he will be active from the Island of Innahura (AS-013). Activity
will be on 80-10 meters (this now includes 60m) using SSB and the Digital
modes. His equipment will be a FT-450D or FT857 with a JUMA 1000 watt amp
into HF6V Butternut vertical for the HF bands and a link dipole. QSL via
M0OXO's OQRS or direct.
CTU AND HAMVENTION FORUMS 2021 (Now on YouTube.com). In case you missed
the Contest University 2021 on May 20th, and the Hamvention Forums on
May 21st, they are now available online.
* Hamvention Forums is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZhL979mgas
* CTU 2001 is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-esob7BPtc
The complete program is about 8 hours and 15 minutes long. Here is
an excerpt of the program list:
W3LPL - "Preparing Your Station for Competition"
M0DXR - "Contest Categories - Make the Most of Your Entry"
K1AR - Memorial reading of the Silent Keys for 2021
DK6SP - "Youth - the Future of Contesters"
UA9BA - "Contesting from Russia"
CT1BOH - "There is Nothing Magic About Propagation"
NC0B - "Transceiver Performance for the HF DX and Contest Operator"
Wrap up N9JA and K3LR
K1AR - 2021 CQ Contest Hall of Fame Presentation
-- Four ICOM Radios were given away during CTU at random times --
HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Loick, HB9HBY, will once again be active as HB0/HB9HBY
from the small village of Steg, Liechtenstein, between June 30th and July
4th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including 30/17/12m, using CW, SSB
and FT8/FT4. QSL via EB7DX. Look for updates on the following media pages:
Facebook -- https://facebook.com/hb9hby
Twitter -- https://twitter.com/hb9hby
HH, HAITI. Peter, JK1UWY (ex-9J2HN/6W1SE/5N0NHD), is now active as HH2JA
from Pétion-ville, Haiti, possibly for the next 3 years. Activity will
be limited as time permits on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. This
past weekend he was heard on 20/15 meters FT8 between 2000-2330z. QSL
via LoTW or eQSL.
INDXC NEWS (2021 Convention Is Now Over). All presentations were recorded
and will be available May 21, 2021, on the Northern California DX Club's
(NCDXC) web site at: https://ncdxc.org/idxc-2021
INTREPID DX GROUP NEWS (Press Release by Paul, N6PSE, dated May 16th).
[edited] From the International DX Convention:
The Intrepid-DX Group is pleased to announce the recipient of the
annual "Intrepid Spirit Award". We are pleased to have received so
many worthy nominations to consider.
This year's award goes to a notable DXer Johannes Hafkenscheid, 5T5PA,
who was very active while living and working in Mauritania throughout
This award is to recognize Johannes's outstanding efforts to activate
Mauritania during the Covid-19 Pandemic. We recognize Johannes's unselfish
act to activate this challenging and much needed entity on behalf of a
grateful Global DX Community. During 2020, Johannes made 35,000 contacts
and made a total of 192,514 contacts during his years of activity from
It is for these reasons that we honor him with our Intrepid Spirit
Award, presented at the International DX Convention, on May 16th, 2021.
This "Intrepid Spirit Award" is made in memory of our fallen friend
and member, James McLaughlin, T6AF, who was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan
in April, 2011.
The award is intended to recognize and honor those individuals or
teams that boldly activate rare entities where their own personal safety
is secondary to their pursuit of providing contacts to the DX Community.
While we do not encourage DXers to go into harm's way, we recognize that
circumstances sometimes require that and we recognize those Intrepid
Dxers with the Intrepid Spirit Award.
Paul S. Ewing-N6PSE, President & Founder of The Intrepid-DX Group
IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between May 17-22nd (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
------ ---------- ------------- ------------
AF-004 EA8AUW CANARY 40m; SSB
AF-004 EA8JK CANARY 17m; SSB
AF-019 IG9OSC Linosa 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10m; CW/SSB/FT8
AF-022 ZD7FT ST HELENA 20m; SSB
AF-024 S79LA SEYCHELLES 15m; FT8
AN-010 DT8A King George 40/17m; FT8
AS-007 8J1OLYMPIC/1 HONSHU 17m; CW
AS-007 JE1SSE HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-007 JR7TKG HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-007 JS1KSU HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-047 JS6TWW Daito 30m; FT8
AS-032 JH7IPR/P OSUMI 10m; FT8
EU-002 OH0CO ALAND 80m; FT8
EU-004 EA6SK BALEARIC 10m; FT8
EU-004 EA6T BALEARIC 10m; SSB
EU-005 GW0ADC GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-009 MM7ARJ ORKNEY 30m; FT8
EU-013 GH5DX JERSEY 10m; FT8
EU-014 TK4QL CORSICA 20m; SSB
EU-016 9A4W DALMATIA SOUTH 20m; CW
EU-018 OY1CT FAROE 20/10m; CW
EU-018 OY1DZ FAROE 30m; FT8
EU-018 OY1R FAROE 30/10m; CW/FT8
EU-021 TF2CT ICELAND 30m; FT8
EU-023 9H1TT MALTA 20m; SSB
EU-025 IT9ESW SICILY 20m; CW
EU-025 IT9MRM SICILY 20m; FT4
EU-025 IT9YMM/P SICILY 20m; SSB
EU-026 JW5E SPITSBERGEN 20m; SSB
EU-030 OZ1NKS/P BORNHOLM 40m; SSB
EU-031 IC8DAK CAMPANIA REGION 20m; SSB
EU-036 LA1EOA/P SOR-TRONDELAG/MORE OG ROMSDAL COUNTY NORTH 20m; SSB
EU-041 IW1FRU MADDALENA 40m; SSB
EU-042 DK8OL SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN STATE NORTH WEST 10m; CW
EU-061 LA1DHA VEST AGDER TO OSTFOLD COUNTY 20m; SSB
EU-062 LA1EOA NORDLAND/NORD-TRONDELAG COUNTY 20m; SSB
EU-115 MI0AIH IRELAND 10m; SSB
EU-115 MI0JZZ IRELAND 10m; FT8
EU-115 MI7DGO IRELAND 20m; FT8
EU-116 GD0TEP Isle of Man 10m; FT8
EU-116 GD1JND Isle of Man 17m; SSB
EU-128 DL6MHW SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN STATE EAST 40/20m; CW/SSB
EU-131 IK3PQH/P VENETO REGION 40m; SSB
EU-175 CU3AC CENTRAL 10m; FT8
EU-175 CU3HN CENTRAL 15m; FT8
EU-181 LZ1UBO BULGARIA 20m; SSB
NA-015 CO7FR CUBA 40m; CW
NA-015 CO8LY CUBA 30m; CW
NA-016 ZF1DM CAYMAN 20m; SSB
NA-018 XP3A GREENLAND 30m; FT8
NA-022 VP2ETE ANGUILLA 20m; SSB
NA-040 NL0H St Lawrence 20m; SSB/FT8
NA-059 NL8F FOX 20m; FT8
NA-099 KP4JRS PUERTO RICO 17m; FT8
NA-099 WP4V PUERTO RICO 20m; SSB
NA-105 FS5PL ST MARTIN 20m; SSB
NA-106 KP2M VIRGIN 20m; CW
NA-112 KW4JM NORTH CAROLINA STATE WEST 20m; CW
OC-001 VK2CR Australia 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK2GJC Australia 20m; SSB
OC-016 3D2TS VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 17m; FT8
OC-016 3D2ZK VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 20/17m; FT4
OC-019 WH6R HAWAIIAN 20m; CW
SA-006 PJ4EL BONAIRE 15m; FT8
SA-012 YV7PMG NUEVA ESPARTA STATE 20m; FT8
SA-020 FY5HB FRENCH GUIANA 20m; SSB
SA-036 P41E ARUBA 15m; FT8
SA-099 PJ2GT CURACAO 20m; SSB
SA-099 PJ2LS CURACAO 20m; FT8
** Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode
on their QSNs on their PacketCluster reports. The format we
suggest is "Mode/IOTA#/Island or Group" (ex. FT8/OC-146/Celebes).
EU-008. Paul, G4PVM, will be active as GM4PVM from the Isle of Lismore
(WW Loc. IO76FM, WAB NM84) between June 29th and July 4th.
Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW and
SSB, with 100 watts into a vertical antenna. QSL via LoTW,
eQSL (no cards) or ClubLog for IOTA.
EU-090. Operators Mato/9A3SM, Miran/S50O, Silvo/S50X, Hubi/S53Z and
Milan/S58MU will be active as 9A/homecall (except 9A3SM) or
possibly a special callsign (pending) from the Velika Palagruza
Island (EU-090, IOCA CI-084, WLOTA LH-0057 & CLH-100, ARLHS
CRO-012 and WW Loc. JN82DJ) between July 7-31st. Milan informs
OPDX, "There are not enough beds in the lighthouse, which makes
us limited in the number of operators." Activity will be on
80-10 meters using CW and SSB. Their activity will also include
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). QSL info TBA.
EU-137. (Update) Last week we mentioned that Anders, OZ3ACB, will be
active as SM7/OZ3ACB from Ven Island sometime during mid-May.
Anders informed OPDX of the following this past week [edited]:
"I will be active throughout the summer in my spare time (pri-
marily weekends) from the Island of Ven located in the sound
between Denmark and Sweden. I had hoped to be active during
last weekend, but the weather is currently a bit unsettled
here in Denmark and I need fairly good weather to take the
boat to Ven and operate outside. Next weekend (May 22-23rd)
looks better, so I'm crossing my fingers and the weather will
surely improve in the coming weeks! I will be active on the
HF bands (40-10m) depending on band conditions. Primarily with
digimodes, but also a bit of SSB. The rig is an FT-991 and
I'm using multiband EFHW antennas." QSL via LoTW and eQSL
(preferred), or direct to his home callsign. There will be
a log search on ClubLog.
EU-180. Russian operators Oleg/R7LP, Ivan/UA6MF, Tom/R6AW, Yuri/RX6CM,
Sergey/RU3EG, Sergey/RX3F and Maxim/RU5D will be active as
R24NEW from Bakal'skiy (Peschanyi) Island between June 22-27th.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8, with
three stations on the air. Operators may also use their home
callsigns and sign homecall/p. QSL R24NEW via UA6MF, direct,
by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS.
NA-018/ Bo, OZ1DJJ, will once again be active as OX3LX from Greenland,
NA-151/ (NA-018), Greenland's Coastal South East (NA-151) and Green-
NA-220. land's Coastal South West Island Groups between June 8th and
July 10th. Dates can be changed; watch QRZ.com. Bo states,
"I plan to be QRV 8th of June from locator GP60XR. My QTH on
Google maps (https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-46.02133,121m/data=!3m1!1e3),
but will also be QRV from other locators GP70 and GP80 and
maybe more. Main focus is 6m and 4m but you will find me on
HF too." So as in the past, 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 sometimes eQSL. For
more details and updates, watch QRZ.com or his Web page at:
NA-048. (Update) Operators Juan/AC6ZM, Richard/KN4CV, Linda/KN4KJC,
Duane/N4RRR, Jack/K4KSW, Danuta/KK4PHD, Terry/N4QBS, Jack/NN2T
and Steven/WA8Y will be active as C6AHA from Bimini Island
(USI FL05) between July 14-21st. Activity will be on 160-10
meters using CW, SSB and FT8. They expect to possibly have 5
radios using "beams - Hy-Gain TH3-MK4, Cushcraft MA5B, 40/80m
Delta loops and Verticals. Their goal is to aim for Europe
and Australia (for those who need them for the DXCC), and
others that need the grid or island. DJ states, "I know it's
not a Rare DX but it is a rare Island & grid. Great DxPedition
for us Handi-hams and a vacation for the wife with the Covid
restrictions going on." ADDED NOTE: Jack, K4KSW, also mentions
that "C6AHC is a temporary callsign assigned to K4KSW by the
Bahamian Government. Our team will be on the Island of Bimini
in July operating CW, SSB, and FT8 DXpedition mode. We plan
to QSL via eQSL, ClubLog and LoTW. We plan to accecpt and mail
QSL cards direct for a nominal fee to cover the cost of
NA-112. Alex, AK4AM, will be active as AK4AM/P from Bogue Banks (WW
Loc. FM14pq) between June 26th and July 3rd. Activity will
be on 160-6 meters with a focus on 80/40/20m using SSB only
with a Yaesu FT-991A into an Ultimax Antennas DX Extreme 124'
End-Fed Halfwave antenna about 300' from the ocean waves. See
his setup on QRZ.com. Alex also plans to be in the 2021 ARRL
Field Day (June 26-27th). QSL via LoTW.
NA-168. Operators Allan/KV4T and XYL Bridget/KS4YT will once again be
active from Grand Isle between May 29th and June 1st. Activity
will be on 40/20 meters using FT8/FT4. QSL via their home
callsigns, LoTW or eQSL.
OC-164. John, VK6NU, will be active as VK6NU/p from Rottnest Island
between May 25-28th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10
meters using CW and SSB, with a FT-857 and small amp into a
vertical. Suggested times are 0600-1000z, 1130-1500z and
2200-0100z. QSL via VK6NU.
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......
JW0W SVALBARD DXPEDITION NEWS (Updates)......
* Ken, LA7GIA, posted the following on FaceBook, May 21st [edited]:
"Unfortunately 2 operators had to withdraw due to personal reasons,
but we have managed to replace those and hope to be 6 operators when
departing in July. Going to Prins Karls Island in JW requires a de-
dicated expensive vessel that will transport us from Longyearbyen to
the island located in the nature reserve at the west coast. Last
activation of this island was in 2001. When arriving we will be doing
dinghy landing with all equipment. The 3Y0J team members will do some
additional practice runs with the dinghy ; )
We will focus on NA and Asia outside the IOTA contest, and we will
do all modes CW, SSB and FTx. Our antennas will be VDAs and verticals
at the shore close to saltwater with excellent take-off in all direc-
Due to the high risk for polar bear all over the island, we will
have mandatory 24/7 polar bear watch. We will have several rifles,
flare guns and other protection. Safety is a high priority and all
team members will do training at a local shooting range.
Our budget is roughly 13,000 USDs and we will appreciate donations
via PayPal to: email@example.com
Thank you for supporting this trip! All the support will go to
offset the expensive vessel cost!
73, JW0J team"
* Erwann, LB1QI, posted the following on FaceBook, May 21st [edited]:
New members onboard -- We are very happy to welcome Allan Batievsky,
EA3HSO, and Ronny onboard our Dxpedition to Prins Karls Forland
(EU-063) between the 21st and the 26th of July 2021.
Allan, a well experienced contester and Dxpeditioner, will join the
operators and Ronny will be in charge of our Security while on the
island as the risk of being greeted by polar bears at some point of
our stay is high. We will all have polar bears watch duties but he
will keep the security at a high level while we concentrate on main-
taining the antennas and contacting you! Both fellows are a great
addition to the team.
We have an internet website (still in construction) but helpful
should you wish to learn more about the team or support us:
Best 73s, The JW0W Team"
EDITOR'S UPDATED NOTES: Current list of operators now are Allan/EA3HSO,
Erwann/LB1QI, Harald/LB2HG, Gjermund/LB5GI, Ken/LA7GIA, Peter/LA7QIA
and Chris/LA8OM. The JW0W FaceBook page is at:
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
PLEASE NOTE: OUTLOOK users PLEASE read below.
P4, ARUBA (Reminder). John, W2GD, will once again be active as P40W
between May 25th and June 1st. Activity will be (when time permits) on
the various HF bands, with some focus on the 30/17/12 meters and 160
meters mostly on CW (before and after the contest). His activity will
also include an entry in the upcoming CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th)
signing as P44W and as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or N2MM.
No bureau cards.
PA21, THE NETHERLANDS. Members of the Dutch VERON ARDF Committee have
activated the special event station PA21ARDF to promote "Amateur Radio
Direction Finding" (ARDF) until May 30th. Activity will be on various
HF bands. All QSOs will be confirmed via the Bureau, but direct cards
may be requested via ClubLog's OQRS. For more details, see QRZ.com.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (May 24-30th).......
May/24th HN May/27th AN May/29th AN
May 25th AN May/28th AN May/30th 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:
* Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) & National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Adminisration (NOAA):
* 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 23rd)
and various sources provided by OPDX
4L8A via M0OXO D44PM via IZ4DPV & (LoTW) LG9L via LA9L & (LoTW)
4O3A via VE3EXY DL25GDXF via DL6DH LX9BSC via LX1RT
4O9KOM via EB7DX DP44WCA/P via DF6EX LZ70HSC via LZ2JE
4S6RSP via EA5GL EA6/DF8AN via DF8AN OE100CHZ via OE4CHZ
5H1FF via (L) EA8/DF4UE via DF4UE OE60VHSC via OE1TKW
5R8AL via G3SWH EF5U via EA5U OH0CO via SM6CCO
5T2NH via EA7FTR EG1XA via EA1RCI OT30CRD via ON4LBI
5T5PA via PA5X EG2FVP via (E-B/L) PI75LDN via PI4LDN
5UAIHM via F4IHM EH1CIS via EH1CIS (e) PJ2CF via EA5GL
8N0OLP via JARL EP2HAM via M0OXO PJ2MAN via EC5AHA
8P2K via KU9C ER0ITU via ER0ITU (L) PJ2SM via EC5AHA
9G5AR via N4GNR EY8MM via W0VTT R116MS via RQ7L
A25SL via N4GNR FK8GU via EA5GL R800ANL via RV1AQ
A60WTIS/5 via A61BK GB2CPM via (G-B) RK75AK via UA2FAK
A62A via EA7FTR HC7AE/1 via EA5GL RO10RT via RA4R
A91GCC via EC6DX HF1921PS via SP9KJU RO36MS via RQ7L
AN5ITU via EB5R HF35BLP via SP7MUX RT36MS via RQ7L
BX6ABV via EA5GL HG6N via HA6KNB (d/L) S79LA via 4Z5LA
C37AC via EA3QS HL2/F4AAR via 6K2EJJ SD1A via SM1TDE & (LoTW)
CE2SV via N7RO HP3AK via W4JS TC1919ATA via TA6P
CN65FAR via RW6HS HZ1WTIS via HZ1WTIS (L) TM100CLG via F8KGS
CN8CZM via CN8ZG IB8C via IZ8GNR (L) UE36MS via RQ7L
CO7HH via RW6HS II2MMI via I2QIL VP6MW via W0VTT
CO7QC via IK2DUW IQ0NU via IS0FFD YP9F via YO9FNP
CP4BT via IK2DUW JY5HX via E73Y Z21DX via PA3CPI
CP6CL via W3HNK KP2/K0BZ via K0BZ & (LoTW) ZA/IK2RLM via IZ2LSP
CR65PQ via CT1EHX KP2M via NZ4DX ZL7DX via M0OXO
(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 automatically via Bureau - do not send QSLs
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4O3A, 5Z4VJ, 9A8A, BV4WU, CT1IUA, CU3BL, DJ6YX,
DL1YM, DU3CQ, E25KAE, EA6A, F4HER, F6EQZ, F8BBL, FK8IK, G4RRA, GI0OTC,
GW0ADC, J73ESL, JS6TWW (AS-047), MD0CCE, MM0BSM, OK2ZAW, ON4IQ, OX3XR,
SP5EWY, TY8G, VA3AB, VE4TV, VY2JC, YA8G, YD3CER and YE1NZ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5I5TT, C6AMD/mm, DP0POL/mm, FK8IK, JX2US,
R207RRC (AS-207), VP8DPC/m, VK7KHZ/P (OC-233), VR2BLEE and ZS7ANF
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....
S7, SEYCHELLES. Ros, 4Z5LA, is now active as S79LA from Seychelles (AF-024)
until May 27th. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via 4Z5LA, LoTW
SWODXA NEWS (2021 DXpedition of the Year). The Southwest Ohio DX Association
(SWODXA) has announced their 2021 DXpedition of the Year award. The award
goes to VP8PJ South Orkney Island DXpedition (February-March 2020). The DX-
pedition team consisted of: Dave/K3EL and Les/W2LK (Co-Leaders), Gene/K5GS,
Arliss/W7XU, Heye/DJ9RR, Laci/HA0NAR, Vadym/UT6UD, Walt/N6XG, Rob/N7QT,
Steve/W1SRD, Mike/WA6O, Ken/NG2H, Hans-Peter/HB9BXE and Alan/VK6CQ.
Usually, the Southwest Ohio DX Association presents their DXpedition of
the Year Award each year at the annual DX Dinner during the Dayton HamVention.
VK9X, CHRISTMAS ISLAND (Update/Reminder). Steve, VK6SJ, who is expected to
be active as VK9XX from Christmas Island (OC-002), reports last week
[edited]: "VK9XX will be active from the 28th May for between two and
three weeks, but I'll be working on the island so not on 24/7. I will be
taking a Yaesu FT-857D and a simple Sotabeams antennas plus an ATAS mobile
vertical. I will also be barefoot. This will also be mostly outside working
hours and focused on the night time bands and mainly FT8. My first priority
will be work and I doubts that I will have any time during the day so any
requests for operation during the day are unlikely to be filled.
QSL for this operation will be via EB7DX. David did a sterling job on
VK9CE and very happy to have him back on this operation.
The plan is to operate a separate band each night (I don't want to go
out and change the antenna at night! :) ) Caveat here is that if I have
a dead band, I will change band rather than call into nothing.
Expected hours of operation will be 1100-1500z and 2200-0000z each
day. If I get ahead of schedule in my work, I may squeeze in a day off,
in which I will see if I can tune up the dipole on 6m, 10m & 15m during
the day. I also hope to have an icon on this page (QRZ.com) that shows
when and where I'm on air."
Steve provides the following schedule and suggested frequencies on
Schedule Bands Suggested Frequencies (kHz)/Modes
80m (May 31st/June 4th/June 8th) 3625/SSB and 3567/FT8
40m (May 29th/June 2nd/June 6th/June 10th) 7180/SSB and 7056/FT8
30m (May 30th/June 3rd/June 7th/June 11th) 10131/FT8
20m (May 28th/June 1st/June 5th/June 9th) 14280/SSB and 14090/FT8
Steve states [edited]: "All FT8 operation will be Fox & Hound mode.
Please read up on this mode (FT8_DXpedition_Mode.pdf (princeton.edu)) so
you don't call in my spot (around 350Hz) or you won't get answered (the
software only recognizes calls above 1000Hz). I will only be doing a
single stream as being barefoot, I think if I go more than 1 stream,
I'll probably disappear into the noise, never to be heard again! :)
I will stop FT8 at the end of each hour and try SSB for 10 minutes
minimum. If I get a run on SSB, I'll stay there until I don't, then
return to FT8. SSB operation will be split frequency, listening 5kHz
up and +/- QRM. Please please be gentle with me though. I'm using a
simple mobile rig and low power so I need the pileup to be ordered or
I'll just go back to FT8.
During the CQWPX CW contest on the 29th and 30th, I may answer a
bunch of stations calling CQ Test, but I don't think my CW is up to
managing a pileup. Happy to do the odd sked on CW. Email me if you
want to try something. E-mail is on my home call QRZ page.
I know there are a bunch of JAs looking for VK9X on 6m. E-mail me
if you think the band is open and I'll give it a shot. Not sure what
I'll have on 6m yet but as a minimum it will be a mobile vertical on
Steve usually post updates on QRZ.com.
VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS. Gary, NC3Z, Gary, will be active as VP2V/NC3Z
from Tortola, British Virgin Islands (NA-023), between June 3-14th. His
activity will be on 40-6 meters using SSB and FT8/FT4; as propagation
dictates. His equipment is a FT-891 with 100 watts into a SuperAntenna
MP1 on the beach and various wire antennas. QSL via LoTW (primary) and
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Operators Dennis/K2SX, John/K4BAI, Jim/K4QPL
and Johnnie/KR4R will be active as VP5/homecall from Providenciales Island
(NA-002) between May 25th and June 1st. The group will be there for the
CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th) signing as VP5M (possibly) as a Multi-
Single/Low-Power entry. QSL VP5M via K4QPL or LoTW. QSL all others via
their home callsign.
YL21, LATVIA (Special Event). The Ice Hockey World Championship is being
held in Riga, Latvia, between May 21st and June 6th. To mark this event,
members of the Latvian Radio Amateur League will activate special event
callsign YL21ICE. Operation will take place from several locations on all
bands (160-10 meters including 30/17/12m and VHF/UHF) and modes (CW, SSB,
RTTY, FT8/FT4). Several stations could be active on different bands/modes
at the same time. A special electronic award will be available to download
from QSL.Services (https://qsl.services/event/YL21ICE). To obtain the award,
applicants must collect 16 points on regular band and mode slot (CW, VOICE,
DATA) basis. Each QSO score two points for European stations and four
points for the rest of the World. All possible computerized modes (RTTY,
FT4, FT8, etc.) counts as DATA and all possible voice modes (SSB, AM, FM,
etc.) counts as VOICE. SWLs earn single point for every QSO under the same
rules. To apply for the Award send your ADIF SWL log extract to:
Z2, ZIMBABWE. Peter, PA3CPI, seems to be back in Zimbabwe and is active
again as Z21DX. The length of his stay is not known. He was heard on 20
meters SSB (14247.5 kHz between 1743 and 1757z). QSL via PA3CPI.