The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1530
September 6, 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, W4DTA/YV5DTA,
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Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH
& 425 DX News, International DX Press, LB1QI, Sixitalia Weekly and VA3RJ
& ICPO for the following DX information.
"Celebrating 30+ years (March 1991) of FREE DX News"
"Could this be the final year???"
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 29th/August, through Sunday, 5th/September there were 203
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H,
9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE,
CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA,
EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, 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, 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, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV,
SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK,
UN, UR, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP6, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XW, YB,
YI, YJ, 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".
3B8, MAURITIUS. Operators Olof/G0CKV, Kazu/JK3GAD, Denny/KX7M, Jamie/
M0SDV and Oliver/W6NV will be active as 3B8M from Roches Noires during
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as Multi-Multi entry. The team
will be active "a few days before and after" the contest. QSL via M0OXO.
3D2/C, CONWAY REEF. The Rebel DX Group reported the following on their
FaceBook page (https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup/), dated September
2nd [edited]: Good news -- Finally after months of negotiations we finally
received the Navy's permission to leave the main island of Viti Levu by
one of our yachts here during the covid restrictions. Situation in Fiji
is not easy, but we are going forward with the projects. During the next
2 weeks we will set sail to Conway Reef. 3D2CR license will be renewed.
This time will be one man expedition (ed. operator is most likely Dom,
3Z9DX), and a hard test before our plans for Bouvet 3Y0I in December 2021.
Just to remind you in 2019 our 2 man team did over 33,000+ QSOs in 8 days
and made new world best score QSO/Day/Operator.
More update soon.....
3Y0J BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. The following are press releases:
* Press Release #5; dated August 30th, from the 3Y0J Team (3Y0J DX-
pedition to Bouvet Island, November 2022?)[edited]. We are happy to
announce that Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) has voted to
grant 100,000 USDs to the upcoming 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet. This is
an all-time high donation and matches the previous donation given to
Bouvet projects. The 3Y0J team is very grateful and honored in the
trust NCDXF has shown by supporting our project.
The DXpedition will be carried out by "Amateur Radio DXpeditions",
a Norwegian non-profit organization created for the purpose of con-
ducting DXpeditions. With an overall budget of 650,000 USDs this will
be the most expensive DXpedition ever. With the NCDXF donation we hope
to succeed in the fund-raising as our first payment milestone for the
vessel contract is approaching. By end October we will pay 30% of the
vessel contract, and by that time we must have regained confidence that
we can succeed financially. We critically need upfront donations to be
able to make it. While we have a solid plan, a "young and strong team",
a dedicated crew and vessel Marama - we need your upfront support to go
there and make 120,000 QSOs from Cape Fie at Bouvet.
Donations to the 3Y0J project can be done through PayPal on our
website or by bank wire transfer.
We wish to recognize and thank the Northern California DX Foun-
dation as the Lead Sponsor for our 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet. Without
the support of the NCDXF, operations to the world's rarest entities
would be difficult.
You can follow our plans from our website and the 3Y0J Facebook
Ken?Opskar, ?LA7GIA, Co-Leader?
Rune?Oye, ?LA7THA, Co-Leader?
Erwann ?Merrien, ?LB1QI, Co-Leader?
* ADDED NOTE FROM ERWANN, LB1QI (dated August 31st): For those who are
current member of NCDXF (contribution within the last 12 months), your
directed $250 or greater donation may be tax deductible (consult your
tax accountant). Formally, NCDXF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corpor-
ation. Contributions from U.S. taxpayers may be tax advantaged.
Simply contact (dongreenbaum at gmail.com) for details on how to
submit your donation for 3Y0J.
Let's make it together!
* NCDXF PRESS RELEASE; date August 30th [edited]: The Northern California
DX Foundation is pleased to announce it is granting 100,000 USDs to the
3Y0J 2022 Bouvet Island DXpedition planned for November 2022. Bouvet
Island is #2 on the ClubLog Most Wanted List world-wide.
DXpeditions to rare entities like Bouvet Island that are so remote
are becoming more expensive and more logistically challenging, a trend
that we believe will continue. Hopefully this major DXpedition marks
the return of DXpeditions to some of the entities at the top of the
most needed DXCC list in this new solar cycle and in the post-pandemic
world. (http://3y0j.no/) has the details of the 2022 Bouvet Island
NCDXF's primary purpose is to help fund well-organized DXpeditions
to desirable DXCC entities like Bouvet Island. During the last 49years,
NCDXF has granted nearly 1.2 million USDs to hundreds of DXpeditions -
helping to put an "all-time-new-one" (ATNO) in the log and make DX
happen for thousands of DXers worldwide. The credit for these large
grants goes to the NCDXF contributors, individuals and clubs who
support the DX community. Without those contributions, DXpeditions
to entities like Bouvet or other desirable locations would not be
If you agree with the importance of NCDXF's work, and if you are not
a current contributor, we hope you will become one today by clicking
here (http://www.ncdxf.org). Your contribution will continue to help
make DX happen. You can also support future DXpeditions by including
the NCDXF Cycle 25 Fund in your estate plan.
We wish the 3Y0J Bouvet Island DXpedition team a safe and very
successful trip to the Island next year.
73, Ned Stearns, AA7A
NCDXF Vice President
* Ken Opskar, LA7GIA, reported on September 2nd [edited]: INDEXA has
voted to grant 15,000 USDs to our Bouvet DXpedition! This is the
largest donation ever. Thank you! It is donations like this that
enable teams to activate the rarest entities.
73, 3Y0J team
INDEXA's Web page: https://indexa.org/
* Ken Opskar, LA7GIA, reported on September 1st [edited]: We're pleased
to announce that FEDXP (Far East DX-Ploiters) on behalf of all JA DXers
have voted to grant 5000 USDs to 3Y0J! It is donations like this that
makes a Bouvet DXpedition possible! JA remains a very important target
for 3Y0J team - we will do whatever we can to put as many JA DXers in
73, 3Y0J team
FEDXP's Web page: http://www.fedxp.com/
5B, CYPRUS. Paul, SA6PIS, will be active as 5B/SA6PIS from Fig Tree Bay,
a sandy beach resort of Protaras, Cyprus, between October 19-31st. Activity
is a holiday expedition for the WWFF award using a portable station. QSL
via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
6E1, MEXICO (Special Event). To commemorate the 211th anniversary of the
Grito de Dolores (1821) and the 200th anniversary of the Consummation of
the Independence of Mexico (2021), look for special event callsign 6I1M
to be active between September 10-27th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10
meters using CW, SSB, FT8/FT4, Echolink (XE1SOV-L) and DMR (TG 33456).
Operators mentioned are Andres/XE1SGW, David/XE1DRM, Diego/XE1DVC, Gerardo/
XE1SVT, Ismael/XE1AY, Maria/XE1LOV, Patricia/XE1SPM, Ricardo/XE1ELI and
Ricardo/XE1SY. QSL via XE1SPM. NO Bureau.
7Z91/8Z91/HZ91, SAUDI ARABIA (Special Event). By the time you read this,
special event stations 7Z91ND, 8Z91ND and HZ91ND will be active to cele-
brate the 91st anniversary the "Unification Day for the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia" and "Saudi National Day" (September 23rd). The SES stations will
be active until September 25th. There will be three free electronically
awards (Gold/Silver/Bronze) available by E-mail upon request. QSL all
callsigns via HZ1SAR (Saudi Amateur Radio Society).
D6, COMOROS. Janusz, SP9FIH, announced that he and Leszek/SP6CIK will be
active as D60AC and D60AD, respectively, from Moroni, Comoros, later in
the month. It took 3 months to get their licenses. QSL via their home
callsigns or via ClubLog (preferred). Look for more details to be forth-
coming in the coming weeks. Watch: http://d6.dxpeditions.org/
DQ850, GERMANY (Special Event). Members of the DARC local association
Schwerin (V14) have activated the special callsign DQ850DOM to celebrate
the 850th anniversary of the first consecration of the Schwerin Cathedral.
Activity will last until November 30th, with operations on 160 meters and
up including the QO-100 Satellite using CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8 and other
Digital modes. A free downloadable diplomas (Gold/Silver/Bronze) are
available free of charge in PDF format. See QRZ.com for details. QSLs
will be automatically sent via the Bureau after the activity - PLEASE
do not send your own QSL! Logs will be uploaded to DCL and ClubLog.
DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has
been updated on ClubLog as of September 4th. 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. ZL9 New Zealand Subantarctic Islands
10. FT5/X Kerguelen Island 23. EZ Turkmenistan
11. FT/G Glorioso Island 24. FK/C Chesterfield Island
12. VK0M Macquarie Island 25. YK Syria
13. YV0 Aves Island 26. JD/M Minami Torishima
There have been no changes in the "Top 26" since we last reported
back on August 2nd. The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list
(340) is available at: https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php
F, FRANCE. Marc, F6HQP, will be active as F6HQP/P from islands counting
for the DIFM award (Tatihou MA002, Fort de la Hougue MA007, Fort de l'îlet
MA037 and Nequilas MA112) in the Department of Manche (50) between September
7-13th. Activity will be on 40/20 meters using SSB. The activities depend
on the weather and the tides. QSL via the Bureau.
FT, "FRENCH SUBANTARCTIC TERRITORIES". Seb, F5UFX, sent out a tweet on
Twitter last weekend hinting of a possible expedition to a French Sub-
Antarctic island and the TAAF is currently looking at the application.
They are checking if such a project can meet the requirement of the "French
Southern Lands National Nature Reserve World Heritage." "Previous appli-
cations were rejected because conservation objectives for this island
are very high and they considered our projects too risky." HMMMM!!, could
they be working on a DXpedition to Crozet Island (FT5/W).
HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN (Reminder). Fred/DL5YM and his XYL Tina/DL5YL will
once again be active as HB0/DL5YM and HB0/DL5YL, respectively, from
Masescha (Chalet Wanni) between September 5-28th. Activity is usually
limited because they will be hiking during the daytime hours. Operations
will be on 160-6 meters using mostly CW, with some SSB and RTTY. Watch
for some activity in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 25-26th). QSL
via their home callsigns, direct, by the DARC Bureau or ClubLog.
HR, HONDURAS. Gerard, F2JD, will once again be active as HR5/F2JD from
Copan-Ruinas in Honduras between December 8th and April 5th. As usual
he will be active on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
Paper QSL from F6AJA direct or via the REF Bureau. The logs will be
posted on the LNDX Web site at: http://LesNouvellesDX.fr/voirlogs.php
IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between August 30th-September 4th (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
------ ---------- ------------- ------------
AF-004 EA8DHA CANARY 20m; SSB
AF-014 CT3IQ MADEIRA 20/17m; SSB
AF-022 ZD7FT ST HELENA 17m; SSB
AF-086 D4SAL WINDWARD 20m; SSB
AS-007 8N2OLP HONSHU 20m; CW
AS-007 JA1JAN HONSHU 17m; FT8
AS-007 JG3UVN HONSHU 17m; CW
AS-007 JH1IFS HONSHU 20m; FT4
AS-007 JH1HDT HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-007 JH1XUM HONSHU 17m; FT8
AS-007 JH3NGD HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-007 JI3MJK HONSHU 17m; FT8
AS-007 JR7TKG HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-019 9V1ZV SINGAPORE 17m; FT8
AS-031 JD1BHA CHICHI/HAHA/MUKO 80m; FT8
EU-003 CU2CO EASTERN 20m; SSB
EU-004 EC6FK BALEARIC 20m; SSB
EU-005 G6UT GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-005 G8BCG GREAT BRITAIN 20m; FT4
EU-005 GX1RCD GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
EU-005 M0MJA/P GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-005 MW0BFY GREAT BRITAIN 40m; CW
EU-013 GJ6WRI JERSEY 20m; FT8
EU-018 OY1CT FAROE 20m; CW
EU-024 IS0GFT SARDINIA 20m; FT4
EU-024 IS0IOA SARDINIA 15m; SSB
EU-024 IS0/IZ1RDQ/P SARDINIA 40m; SSB
EU-025 IT9DGM SICILY 20m; SSB
EU-046 LA1CI TROMS COUNTY 20m; SSB
EU-047 DJ4EL/P JUIST 40/20m; SSB
EU-048 F4FMU/P BRETAGNE (MORBIHAN) REGION 40m; CW
EU-067 SV8/SV1CEI KYKLADES 30m; CW
EU-067 SV8DJW KYKLADES 20m; FT4
EU-067 SZ200ERS KYKLADES 20m; CW
EU-081 TM3U BASSE-NORMANDIE (MANCHE EAST) REGION 80/40/30/20m;CW
EU-105 F4IXL/P BRETAGNE (FINISTERE NORTH) REGION 20m; SSB
EU-115 EI2HI IRELAND 17m; SSB
EU-115 GI4LKG IRELAND 20m; FT4
EU-120 G7GXK ENGLISH COASTAL 20m; FT8
EU-131 IK3PQH/P VENETO REGION 40m; SSB
EU-138 SD7M BLEKINGE COUNTY 40m; CW/SSB
EU-172 5P2C FYN 80/40/30/20m; CW/SSB
EU-175 CU5AM CENTRAL 20m; FT4
EU-175 CU7AA CENTRAL 17m; FT8
NA-015 CM2XN CUBA 15m; SSB
NA-015 CO2HR CUBA 40m; CW
NA-015 CO8WN CUBA 40m; CW
NA-026 W2LCW Long 40m;
NA-055 W1JXN MAINE STATE EAST 40/20/17m; FT8
NA-096 HI95RCD HISPANIOLA 15m; SSB
NA-097 6Y5HN JAMAICA 20m; FT8
NA-099 KP4YB PUERTO RICO 20m; SSB
NA-099 NP3DM PUERTO RICO 30m; CW
NA-099 NP4AW PUERTO RICO 20m; CW
NA-102 FG5GP GUADELOUPE 30m; FT8
NA-107 FM5FJ Martinique 40m; CW
NA-148 N1ECC MASSACHUSETTS STATE NORTH 20m; FT8
NA-213 KJ4WKL ALABAMA STATE 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK1HX Australia 40m; FT8
OC-001 VK2IO/P Australia 40m; CW
OC-001 VK6XN Australia 30m; FT8
OC-001 VK8NSB Australia 15m; FT8
OC-013 E51JD RAROTONGA 20/17m; SSB
OC-016 3D2AG VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 17m; CW/FT8
OC-016 3D2USU VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 10m; FT8
OC-019 AH6KO HAWAIIAN 40m; CW
OC-019 KH6TU HAWAIIAN 40m; CW
OC-019 NH6AB HAWAIIAN 20m; SSB
OC-021 YB0IBM JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-021 YB1BZV JAVA 20m; FT8
OC-021 YB1RQX JAVA 20m; FT8
OC-021 YC1AYO JAVA 15m; FT8
OC-032 FK8HM NEW CALEDONIA 40m; FT8
OC-036 ZL1MRC NORTH 20/17m; SSB
OC-036 ZL1WN NORTH 20m; SSB
OC-036 ZL3IO NORTH 20m; FT8
OC-042 4I1EBD LUZON 20m; SSB
OC-088 V85T BORNEO 17m; CW
OC-088 YC7LYB BORNEO 20m; FT8
OC-134 ZL1CVD SOUTH 40m; FT8
OC-134 ZL4TT SOUTH 20m; FT8
OC-143 YB4KAR SUMATRA 20m; FT8
OC-143 YC4AOK SUMATRA 40m; FT8
OC-143 YD5NBY SUMATRA 15m; FT8
OC-146 YB8RSE CELEBES 30m; FT8
SA-002 VP8LP FALKLAND 20m; FT8
SA-011 9Y59IND TRINIDAD 12m; 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).
AS-200. Take, JI3DST, will once again be active as JI3DST/5 (mainly
for DX and 6m Multi-Hop), JR8YLY/5 (mainly for JA) from Shodo
Island (Shikoku's Coastal Islands) between 0700z, September
18th, and 0000z, September 23rd, and again between 0200z,
September 25th, and 0000z, September 28th. Operation may vary
due to heavy rain or other conditions. Activity will be on
40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8 (possibly
FM/RTTY). QSL JI3DST/5 via ClubLog's OQRS (direct or by the
Bureau). QSL JR8YLY/5 via ClubLog (only Bureau). Please don't
send QSL to SAPPORO 004-0041 Japan (QRZCOM QTH).
EU-042. Members of the DARC Chapter Ahrensburg/Grosshansdorf EØ9 and
the ÖVSV Ortsstelle ADL 707 will once again activate Hallig
Hooge (WW Loc. JO44GN, DLFF-0013, DID/GIA N-22) as DA0DFF,
but with two different teams. Here is their schedule:
Team 1 -- Operators Mich/OE7MPI, Monika/OE7MPN, Stefan/
DJ7AO/OE7TIR, André/DL6HBQ and Martina/DD0HO will be active
on various HF bands and the QO-100 satellite
between September 20-26th.
Team 2 -- On September 23rd, operators Evi/OE7EVI, Her-
bert/OE7GHJ, Hans/DJ7RK, Walter/DL6HCX, Holger/DL9HDA,
Dieter/DK3KH and Hans-Jürgen/DD2GZ will arrive on Hallig
Hooge. The second team has a different location and will
build a second HF station.
QSL both operations via the DARC QSL Bureau.
EU-070. Gianpi, IK1TTD, will be on as F/IK1TTD from Porquerolles Island
between September 10-12th. Activity will be holiday style on
various HF bands. QSL via IK1TTD, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW
or ClubLog's OQRS. Visit it his Web page at:
EU-121. Charlie, EI8JB, will be active as EJ8JB from Bere Island which
is located off the coast of West Cork between September 16-19th.
He states, "Amateurs have authorization from our regulator to
use the 'EJ' prefix once operating from one of the offshore
Coastal Islands of Ireland." Activity will be on various HF
bands using CW, SSB and some Digital modes (PSK/RTTY) as well
as possibly FM Satellite. QSL via LoTW (Preferred), by the
Bureau and ClubLog's OQRS.
EU-129. Klaus, DL8DZL, will once again be active as DL8DZL/p from
Trassenheide Island (DLFF-0075) until September 21st. Activity
will be on various HF bands (40-10m) using CW and SSB. QSL
via DL8DZL, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-171. Operators Wino/PA0ABM, Sven/PA1SVM, Jan "JW"/PA7JWC and Maarten/
PD2R will be active as OV2T and 5Q7DX from Saeby, North Jutland,
between September 12-20th. Activity will be holiday style on
160-2 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL OV2T via
PA0ABM, direct by the Bureau or LoTW. QSL 5Q7DX via PA7JWC or
NA-213. By the time you read this, operator Allan/KV4T and XYL Bridget/
KS4YT will once again be active as homecall/p from Dauphin
Island (USI AL002S, Mobile county, Alabama) until September 7th.
Activity will be focused on 40 meters using FT8/FT4. QSL via
their home callsigns, LoTW or eQSL.
PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the 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......
K7, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Members of the Central Arizona DX
Association (CADXA) will activate the special event station K7UGA from
Arizona in honoring the late Senator from Arizona Barry M. Goldwater
between October 4-8th. Activity is expected to be on all bands and modes.
QSL via K7BHM (w/SASE). For more details, see QRZ.com.
LY784, LITHUANIA (Special Event). Members of Radistu Asociacija will be
active with the special event callsign LY784A from Siauliai until September
30th. Activity is to celebrate the 784th anniversary of Siauliai City.
Operations will be on various HF bands using CW and SSB. The CW operator
will be Jonas, LY5A (FOC # 2104). QSL via LY5A.
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.
PF21, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Members of a specialist group of
Scouters (PA3EFR/J-crew), [members of Scouting Netherlands through the
national Fellowship called Plusscouts] will activate the special callsign
PF21GP (which stands for commemorating the fact that after 36 years Zand-
voort, The Netherlands, is once again hosting the Fomula 1 Grand Prix in
2021) between now and September 10th. Activity will be on all bands, all
modes, including the Digital modes like FT8/FT4, DMR and Echolink. QSL
PF21GP via PA3EFR. Operators mentioned are: Guido/PD2GWE, Evelyn/PD1EHO,
Sander/PD9HIX, Thomas/PA3TVV, Maarten/PD2SVA, Ramon/PD1RJM, Anne-Paul/
PD3APM and Erwin/PA3EFR.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (September 6-12th).......
Sep/06th LN Sep/09th LN Sep/11th LN
Sep/07th AN Sep/10th AN Sep/12th LN
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) (September 5th)
QSL-INFO from various sources provided by OPDX
3F200BC via HP1AVS EV6Z via DL8KAC (d) PT5J via PP5JR & (L)
3Z0R via SP9SX GX4ABC via G4OST PT6B via PY6HD (d/L)
3Z100ZOSP via SP9PSJ HA/OK2PDT/P via OK2PDT PW7P via PR7AR (L)
4L8A via M0OXO (O/d/L) HC5EG via EA5GL R650KG via RW3X
5P2C via DL8UD HI8JSG via RW6HS (d/L) R875GE via R3GM
5R8AL via G3SWH HI95RCD via RW6HS S21RC via EB7DX
5W1SA via JA1DXA HS0ZJF via ON4AFU S79KW/M via N4GNR (d)
5X3R via IK2DUW HS18IARU via E21EIC S79VU via N4GNR (d)
5Z4VJ via M0URX HS400OZ via E21EIC & (L) SD7M via DF9TM
6Y5FS via G4BWP II3TH via IK3FHP SD7W via DL2SWW
6Y5HN via EA5GL IN3/DJ3TF/P via DJ3TF SG5Z via SM5GMZ & (L)
7Q7CT via JH1AJT (d) IQ5QO/P via IZ5GST (d/L) SM/DL8YHR via DL8YHR
7X2RF via EA7FYR IQ6KX via IW6ATQ (e) SM0Q via SM0OGQ
7Z1AL via EC6DX IT9/ON6MM via ON6MM SM6M via SM6MCW & (L)
7Z1VD via EA5GL L21RCA via LU4AA SN1T via SP1NQN (L)
8P6ET via KU9C & (L) LC0X via LB3RE SO39SYBIR via SP4PZM
8Z91ND via HZ1SAR LC6C via LA6VQ & (L) SV2RSG/A via SV1RF
9G5FI via DL2RMC LQ5A via EA7FTR SV5/HB9OAU via HB9OAU & (L)
9M64MC via 9M2SAL LY785A via LY5A SV8/F4HGG/P via F4HGG
9M64MR via 9M4CPS (d) LZ/R1BIG via OH73ELK (d/RA-B) SX021IEEE via SV1IW
9V1ZV via EA5GL & (L) LZ/US0VA via US0VA SX200AEL via SV2AEL
AO1IBR via EA4URE LZ/YT5DM/P via YT5DM SX200BOH via SV2BOH
CP6CL via W3HNK NL8F via N7RO SX200EEM via SV1EEM
DL70TRS via DJ8QP & (L) OA7/DL1CW via DL1CW SX200JAO via SV2JAO
EA1/CT2GSN/P via CT2GSN OD5ET via EB7DX SZ3P via SV3GKU & (L)
EC2AHS/EA3 via EC2AHS OD5KU via EB7DX TG9ADQ via VE7BV
ED1R via EC1KR (d/L) OD5ZF via IZ8CLM TG9ANF via VE7BV
EG1SDC via EA1AUM OE120TWA via OE3TWA TG9AOR via EC6DX
EG2SDC via EA1AUM OE120U/6 via OE6XUG TM100AA via F2VX
EG3SDC via EA1AUM OE120XGM via OE5XGM (d) TM3U via ON8AZ
EG4SDC via EAAUM OE120XRC via OE3CQB & (e) TZ4AM via W0SA
EG5SDC via EA1AUM OE130KUK via OE3IDE UF6V/UA5D via UA5D
EG6SDC via EA1AUM OJ0D via OG7D (d/L) UN9L via LZ1YE (d/L)
EG7SDC via EA1AUM OK4C via OM2FY & (L) YI1WWA via IK2DUW (d)
EG8SDC via EA1AUM OL0HEMA via OK1CYC & (L) YR0S via YO3CZW
EH5VEF via EA5URV OO21WCC via ON3AR & (L) YR9F via YO9FNP & (L)
EM30FUARL via UX7UU OS4CHK via ON4CHK YT165TESLA via YU1MM
EM30IUARL via UX7UU OZ/DC1IAJ via DC1IAJ YT1914CER via YU1ANO
EM30WUARL via UX7UU PJ4/WR3Y via WR3Y (O/L) ZP9MCE via EA5ZD
EN30Q via EN30Q (L/e) PR2E via PY2AA & (L) ZZ5D via PP5GW
ER/UW7LL via UW7LL PS2M via PY2OX
ET3AA via N2OO PT5A via PP5KR (B)
(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
(P) Please send no QSL
(**) QSL automatically via Bureau - do not send QSLs
LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
BI4SSB QSL STATUS. Dale, BA4TB, reports, "All QSLs by OQRS for recent
Kaishan Island (AS-135) operation have been mailed."
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2USU, AH6KO, CX5AZ, EF2O, GJ6WRI, JN2AMD,
VA3IKE, VA7QI (NA-091) and VE4KON
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: CR6K, JW9JKA, LX1JX, OM5XX, RI0Q (AS-152),
S01WS, SV2RSG/A, YU1LA and Z81B
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5H2WZ (AF-063), 5K0K (NA-033), CR2F
(EU-003), H40TA (OC-100), KH1/KH7Z (OC-089), R24RRC (AS-114), RI0CA
(AS-044), RI0CB (AS-114), TI9A (NA-012) and XR0ZRC (SA-005)
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....
R60-R*60, RRC ANTARCTIC TREATY SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS. To celebrate the
60th anniversary Antarctic Treaty Signature, the Russian Robinson Club
will activate the following special event stations (each representing a
country that initially signed the Antarctic Treaty) between October 1st
and December 31st during this event:
R60ANT - Russia RG60ANT - Argentina RN60ANT - Norway
RA60ANT - South Africa RJ60ANT - Japan RT60ANT - Australia
RB60ANT - Belgium RK60ANT - United Kingdom RU60ANT - USA
RC60ANT - Chile RL60ANT - France RZ60ANT - New Zealand
Plus a special callsign from Antarctica RI60ANT
The Worldwide Antarctic Program (WAP) has already issued a "Reference
Number" for each of the above Special Event Callsign.
Check (http://www.waponline.it/6oats-anniversary/) to download the
whole WAP reference numbers issued for this event. QSL info is also
included. Details about the special "60th Anniversary of the Antarctic
Treaty" award is also available at the above Web page.
SEMDXA PRESENTATION. Steve, W4DTA/YV5DTA, will be putting on a ZOOM
presentation during the September 9th, South East Michigan DX Association
(SEMDXA) meeting. His talk is titled: "Ham Radio in Paradise - Venezuela
Islands: IOTA's and YV0....". To be included/view the presentation, here
are the details:
ZOOM Meeting: September 9th, at 7:00 pm EDT
URL Link is: https://umich.zoom.us/j/91352970493
Meeting ID is: 913 5297 0493
Passcode: semdxa (NOTE: all lowercase!)
The meeting begins at 7:00 PM
You can also use the one step process and just click on the link below:
SV5, DODECANESE (Reminder). Claudio, HB9OAU, will be active as SV5/HB9OAU
from Karpathos Island (EU-001) between September 4-16th. Activity will be
holiday style on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using SSB, RTTY and FT8,
with a Yaesu FT-991A into an End-Fed antenna. QSL via HB9OAU, direct
(w/SAE & 3 USDs), by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.
TM100, FRANCE (Special Event). Members of the Réseau des Émetteurs Français
(REF) (in English, literally "Network of French Radio Transmitters") are now
active as TM100AA until September 15th. Activity is to commemorate 8AA, the
first callsign given to a Ham Radio in France. After the First World War,
the first authorized station was André Riss. He received the callsign "8AA"
on September 3rd, 1921, without a nationality prefix, not intended for
amateur stations at the Berne Convention. The number "8" is a tribute to
the General Ferrie of the 8th Engineer Regiment. André became "eF8AA"
(Europe France 8AA) in 1927, then "F8AA" on 1932. André joined the REF in
August 1927, with the REF n ° 423. He was active until his death on
March 2nd, 1982. QSL via the Bureau - QSL Manager F2VX.
YS200, EL SALVADOR (Special Event). Members of the Club de Radio Afic-
ionados de El Salvador (CRAS) will be active as YS200I to celebrate the
200th anniversary of El Salvador's Independence (September 15th). The
length of activity was not mentioned. Listen for QSL info.
Z6, KOSOVO (Reminder). Rene, DL2JRM, will be active as Z68XX from Kosovo
between September 10-13th. Activity will be mainly on CW on various HF
bands, but he will also be in the Worked All Europe DX SSB Contest [WAE]
(September 11-12th). QSL via DL2JRM.
ZA, ALBANIA. Juergen, DL3JH, who has been active as ZA/DL3JH from Tirana
since August 22nd, will be there until September 9th. Activity has been
on 40/20 meters using CW and SSB at various times throughout the day. He
states, "No QSL please" on QRZ.com.