The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1532
September 20, 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, K3LR, NG3K & ADXO, W3OA, W3UR & The Daily DX,
W4VQ, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, DJ8NK, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News
Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G7BZD,
I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, OH2BH, Sixitalia Weekly, UT3UY 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, 12th/September, through Sunday, 19th/September there were
213 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3D2/c, 3DA, 3V,
3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q,
7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5,
A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE0Z, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU,
CX, D2, D6, 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, FO, 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, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ,
OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ,
S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR,
TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP6,
VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, 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".
3D2/C, CONWAY REEF (Update). Dom, 3Z9DX (aka-3D2USU), member of the Rebel
DX Group, arrived at Conway Reef at 07:23 am (local time) September 18th,
and he states on FaceBook [edited], "It's too windy (32 knots) to attempt
a landing on the island. Waiting for the wind to cool down." Remember,
activity should last for about 10 days or so. Dom also reported later in
the day: [edited] "Now the activity is in progress. The first QSO in the
log is on Sep. 18th, 0341 UTC. Due to very windy weather currently 20m
and 17m antennas are assembled. Later today I am planning to install
15m, 30m and 40m antennas. Antennas for 80m and other bands tomorrow -
weather permitting. Propagation on 17m better than 20m. Over 2000 QSOs
in the log already. More news to come soon." Remember, his operations
will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8/FT4. However, most of his
activity has been on FT8. Suggested frequencies were listed in last week's
bulletin (OPDX.1531). QSL via ClubLog's OQRS. For updates, watch QRZ.com.
3DA0RU KINGDOM OF ESWATINI DXPEDITION (Update). Two operators have dropped
out of the 3DA0RU team. They are Vladimir/RK8A and Albert/UB9WLJ. No
reason was given, but this now leaves two spots open for operators. Contact
Vasily/RA1ZZ or Vasily/R7AL if interested in joining the 3DA0RU team.
Current list of operators are Nick/R5EC, Vasily/R7AL, Vasily/RA1ZZ,
Leo/RW9JZ, Slav/OK8AU and Wlodek/SP6EQZ. They plan to be active as 3DA0RU
from Eswatini between October 22nd and November 8th. Activity will be on
160-6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8 (F/H). QSL via R7AL or ClubLog's OQRS
(preferable). For more details and updates, see:
3Y0J BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). The following news was posted
on the 3Y0J Web page (https://www.3y0j.no/latest-news) as well as EHAM.net
on September 14th [edited]:
3Y0J team is full speed ahead with the planning, below is just some
info about what we're doing right now.?
1. We prepare for the first vessel deposit which is due next month.
2. The logistic team which Gjermund, LB5GI is leading are working on
several important topics
a) Preparing a safe way to land the operators and the equipment
on Bouvet. A flexible system that allows for various conditions
will be engineered, constructed and soon tested at a beach in
Norway with enough swell. We are working on several different
systems to adapt to the conditions. One system consist of 2
zodiaks, buoys, anchor, capstan and rope to safely land the
dinghy with and without personal/equipment.
Gjermund and Rune, LA7THA, are working with some experienced
Norwegian professionals within the maritime industry in Norway
to test this system live.
b) Prepare a winch system for lifting the equipment up from the
beach to the cliff at Cape Fie. Again we prepare for a flexible
system that can adapt to various shapes and height of the cliff,
we will use both electrical and non-electrical systems, and also
manual systems. The most bulky item is the diesel generators
(75 kg). System to be engineered, constructed and tested in
Norway soon. Effort is being lead by Rune.
c) A system to assist us in bringing the equipment from the cliff
up to the camp roughly 200 ft up at 70ft ASL being planned.
This will help us when bringing 4.5 metric tons of equipment,
fuel and water up to the camp.
3. We are currently reviewing the antenna layout once again. InnovAntenna
being our main sponsor. We're working on a staged approach to allow
setting up the camp also during very short weather windows with a
setup that will be expanded with more stations and antennas until we
reach the full setup. Adrian, KO8SCA, is currently preparing for
testing the tribander yagi.
4. Erwann, LB1QI, is leading the ancillaries systems and is working on
the tent selection. Heated or not heated tents?
5. We are working on the station setup, but so far we have not selected
the exact setup - we have several options on the table when it comes
to radio and amplifiers.
6. Safety has a high attention in the project, and we will do what we
can to avoid accidents and injuries. Bill KO7SS is taking the lead
on Safety. Bill is dedicated to oversee all planning and operations
wrt (ed. With Respect/Regard To) safety. We will run risk workshops,
discuss safety, safety procedures, mitigate risk, construct emergency
shelter, prepare evacuation plan of personal, evacuation of injured
operator from camp to vessel etc...
In a while we will start with zoom meetings - there you can follow
our journey to Bouvet. You can get the latest news, discuss with us
topics, get feedback, interact with operators, Q&A and more.
Check out our website for this feature - you can buy access for
unlimited access to the meetings - and at the same time help us
in fundraising. https://www.3y0j.no/funding
3Y0J BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). The ARRL Web page reports
that the ARRL has awarded a Colvin Grant of 5,000 USDs to Amateur Radio
DXpeditions (ARD), the Norwegian non-profit organization that is sponsoring
the 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island next fall. Read the complete press
5H, TANZANIA (Reminder). Maurizio, IK2GZU, will once again returned to
"Mission Ilembula" to do some volunteer work at the Ikelu hospital and
orphanage between September 25th and November 20th. He plans to be active
during his spare time as 5H3MB on various HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY
and FT8. Maurizio will use his FT-891 and dipoles GP for 10 MHz. QSL via
IK2GZU, direct, by the Bureau and ClubLog. Also, QSL via LoTW (after his
return home) and eQSL. For more details, updates and an online log, visit
his Web pages at: http://www.buffoli-pm.it/5h/Tanzania%202011.htm
8Q, MALDIVES (Reminder). 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.
8Q, MALDIVES. Remo, HB9SHD, will once again be active as 8Q7RM from
Kandolhu Island (AS-013) between November 1-30th. Activity will be holiday
style on various HF bands (40-6m, possibly 80m) using mainly FT8, but if
propagation allows, SSB and slow CW as well. Remo plans to be active every-
day for several hours, however, he will go for diving and relaxing as well,
so no hardcore DXpedition. QSL via HB9SHD, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog
9K91, KUWAIT (Special Event). To celebrate Saudi Arabia's 91st National
Day (September 23rd), members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society (9K2RA)
are activating the special event station 9K91KSA until September 25th.
QSL via 9K2RA.
A60, KUWAIT (Special Event). To celebrate Saudi Arabia's 91st National
Day (September 23rd), members of the Emirates Amateur Radio Society
are activating the special event station A60ARS until September 23rd.
QSL via EA7FTR. JUST A REMINDER: Special event stations 7Z91ND, 8Z91ND
and HZ91ND are also active during this event (see OPDX.1530).
A91, BAHRAIN (Special Event). To celebrate Saudi Arabia's 91st National
Day (September 23rd), members of the Bahrain Amateur Radio Society are
activating the special event station A91ARS until September 23rd. QSL
C9, MOZAMBIQUE. Looks like YL Elvira, IV3FSG, is on the move again. She
will be active as C92R from Mozambique sometime in October. Usually, her
activity will be limited to her spare time on 80-10 meters using SSB,
RTTY and PSK31. She will probably be there working on a project for the
Informatici Senza Frontiere ONLUS. She will be looking for some financial
support. QSL via IK2DUW, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog.
CR3/CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS. Operators Jak/DF8XC, Jan/DJ8NK, Heye/DJ9RR,
Dieter/DK4QT, Guenter/DL2AWG, Thomas/DL6TK and Ronny/DM2RM will be active
as CR3W from Santana, Madeira Island (AF-014, Zone 33) during the CQWW
DX RTTY Contest (September 25-26th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL CR3W via
DL5AXX, OQRS (see QRZ.com) or LoTW. Look for operators to be usually
active outside of the contest as CT9/homecall on 160-10 meters using
CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via their home callsigns.
CT9, MADEIRA ISLAND. By the time you read this, Marc, DL1BU, should be
active as CT9/DL1BU from Madeira Island (AF-014, WW Loc. IM12lq) through
the end of September. Activity will be on various HF bands, running QRP
using SSB and FT8. Equipment is a Yaesu FT-817 (5W only) with Antenna-
Tuner LDG Z-817 into a HF-P1 (portable antenna). QSL via DL1BU by the
D2, ANGOLA. Mikalai, UT6UY, is now active as D2UY from Cabinda, Angola,
for several months. Activity is limited between 1600-2300z on 20/15/10
meters using CW only because of very strong local QRM on low bands. He
using a Yaesu FTDX-10 into a vertical antenna. QSL route is TBA later.
D6, COMOROS (Reminder). By the time you read this, operators Janusz/SP9FIH
and Leszek/SP6CIK will be active as D60AC and D60AD, respectively, from
Moroni, Comoros (AF-007), between September 18th and October 2nd. It took
3 months to get their licenses. Activity will be on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10
meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. They will use 50 watts on 80m; 500
watts on rest of the bands. Antennas are inverted L, verticals and VDA.
QSL via their home callsigns or via ClubLog (preferred). For more details
and updates, see: http://d6.dxpeditions.org/
DXENGINEERING YOUTUBE PRESENTATION. Tim Duffy, K3LR, from DXEngineering,
interviews John, K1AR, Director of the CQ WorldWide Contests. The video
is just under 38 minutes, and is about the workings of the CQ WorldWide
Contests which can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GICdPFrdYI
INDEXA NEWS (Election Results for 2022 Fiscal Year). The results of the
election are as follows [edited]:
Three Year Directors:
* Lou Dietrich, N2TU, was elected to serve during the 2022, 2023,
and 2024 fiscal years.
* Bob Allphin, K4UEE, and Ralph Fedor, K0IR, were each previously
elected to serve during the 2021, 2022 and 2023 fiscal years.
Two Year Directors:
* Franz Langner, DJ9ZB, Gary Dixon, K4MQG, Otis Vicens, NP4G, and
Dick Williams, W3OA, were each elected to serve during the 2022
and 2023 fiscal years.
One Year Directors:
* Adrian Ciuperca, KO8SCA, Steve Molo, KI4KWR, and Steve Sullivan,
KZ2I, were each elected to serve during the 2022 fiscal year.
* Bob Schenck, N2OO, was elected to serve during the 2022 and 2023
* Jerry Rosalius, WB9Z, was elected to serve during the 2022 and
2023 fiscal years.
* Hal Turley, W8HC, was elected to serve during the 2022 and 2023
The Directors have now voted for the Fiscal Year 2022 Chairman and
elected Lou Dietrich, N2TU to serve as Chairman.
Thanks for your continuing support of INDEXA and our purpose of
working DX and making DX happen! INDEXA is always poised to support
many of the "Most Wanted" DXpeditions.
73 and Good DX!
Dick Williams, W3OA, Secretary-Treasurer
International DX Association (INDEXA)
398 Lakeview Shores Loop
Mooresville, NC 28117 USA
IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between September 13-18th (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
------ ---------- ------------- ------------
AF-004 EA8AIN CANARY 20m; FT4
AF-004 EA8CH CANARY 20m; SSB
AF-004 EA8CVZ CANARY 15m; SSB
AF-007 D60AC COMORO 20/15m; SSB
AF-007 D60AD COMORO 17m; CW
AF-014 CT3IQ MADEIRA 17m; SSB
AF-014 CT3MD MADEIRA 20m; CW
AF-018 IH9YMC Pantelleria 15m; FT8
AF-022 ZD7FT ST HELENA 17m; SSB
AF-024 S79KW/M INNER 20m; SSB
AN-015 8J1RL QUEEN MAUD LAND 15m; FT8
AS-003 4S6NCH SRI LANKA 17m; FT8
AS-004 5B4ALJ CYPRUS 20m; SSB
AS-004 5B4AMR CYPRUS 20m; SSB
AS-007 JA2TQZ HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-007 JH7MQD HONSHU 40m; SSB
AS-007 JK1BQS HONSHU 40m; SSB
AS-047 JS6TWW DAITO 17m; FT8
AS-077 JR6IKD KYUSHU 17m; FT8
AS-161 VU3TPW KERALA STATE 20m; SSB
EU-001 SV5/HB9OAU DODECANESE 40m; SSB
EU-002 OH0V ALAND 15m; CW
EU-005 G1HYD GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-005 G1OCN GREAT BRITAIN 40m; FT4
EU-005 G3SEM GREAT BRITAIN 30m; FT8
EU-005 G6FOV GREAT BRITAIN 30m; FT8
EU-005 GB75ISWL GREAT BRITAIN 40m; FT8
EU-009 GM8OFQ ORKNEY 40/17m; SSB
EU-010 MM0BFF OUTER HEBRIDES 17m; FT4
EU-014 TK4QL CORSICA 20m; SSB
EU-018 OY1CT FAROE 20m; CW
EU-021 TF2MSN ICELAND 20m; SSB
EU-021 TF3F ICELAND 20m; SSB
EU-021 TF5B ICELAND 17m; FT8
EU-025 IT9/OK7JR/P SICILY 20m; SSB
EU-028 IA5D Elba 40/30m; CW/SSB
EU-031 IC8TEM CAMPANIA REGION 30m; FT8
EU-033 LA9PJA/P VESTERALEN/TROMS COUNTY SOUTH 30/20m; CW
EU-037 SD7M KALMAR COUNTY 40m; SSB
EU-037 SD7W KALMAR COUNTY 40m; CW
EU-042 DJ4EL/P Hallig Hooge 40m; SSB
EU-047 DJ4TO/P JUIST 40m; CW
EU-049 SV8/PD0ARI NORTH AEGEAN 20m; SSB
EU-114 GU0SUP GUERNSEY 30m; FT8
EU-115 EI4GEB IRELAND 20m; SSB
EU-121 EJ8JB Bere 40/20m; SSB/PSK31
EU-133 RA1ANM/M GULF OF FINLAND SOUTH 20m;
EU-136 9A/DO3MHA Krk 40m; SSB
EU-171 5Q7DX JYLLAND NORTH 40/30/20/17m; CW/SSB
EU-171 OV2T JYLLAND NORTH 40m; SSB
NA-015 CO2RQ CUBA 10m; FT8
NA-015 CO6XX CUBA 10m; FT8
NA-016 ZF1EJ CAYMAN 20m; FT4
NA-021 8P6ET BARBADOS 30/17m; FT8
NA-022 VP2EIH ANGUILLA 17m; SSB
NA-027 VO1CH NEWFOUNDLAND 15m; FT8
NA-029 VY2WW PRINCE EDWARD 40m; SSB
NA-052 N1UL/2 FLORIDA STATE SOUTH WEST 17m; FT8
NA-059 NL8F FOX 60m;
NA-097 6Y5EH JAMAICA 20m; SSB
NA-099 KP4PUA PUERTO RICO 20m; SSB
NA-099 KP4ZZ PUERTO RICO 15m; FT8
NA-099 NP3IR PUERTO RICO 17m; FT8
NA-108 J69DS ST VINCENT 40/17m; FT8
NA-110 K2HRT SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 20m; FT8
OC-001 VK2IO/P Australia 20m; CW
OC-001 VK3DXJ Australia 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK4ZD Australia 15m; FT8
OC-001 VK6XI Australia 12m; FT8
OC-016 3D2AG VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 40/12m; CW
OC-019 KH6LEO HAWAIIAN 17m; FT8
OC-021 YB0IBM JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-021 YB0JVZ JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-021 YB0KXO JAVA 20m; FT8
OC-021 YB0NSI JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-021 YB0OCI JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-021 YB1RKT JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-021 YB3DY JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-021 YC1DIU JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-022 YC9BHJ JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-034 YB9UA NEW GUINEA 15m; FT8
OC-035 YJ8RN NEW HEBRIDES 30m; FT8
OC-036 ZL25NZ NORTH 15m; FT8
OC-097 5W1SA SAMOA 15m; CW
OC-143 YB4FIK SUMATRA 20m; SSB
OC-161 YB6RMT NIAS AND BATU 20m; FT8
OC-209 YB8UTI TALAUD 15m; FT8
SA-005 CB0ZZ Robinson Crusoe 40/20/15m; SSB
SA-006 PJ4EL BONAIRE 17m; FT8
SA-006 PJ4EVA BONAIRE 20m; FT4
SA-011 9Z4AH TRINIDAD 20m; SSB
SA-026 PP5HR SANTA CATARINA STATE CENTRE 10m; FT8
SA-046 ZW7I ITAMARACÁ 40/20/15m; 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).
AF-018. Michal, OK1M (OK1WMR), will be active as IH9/OK1M from Pan-
telleria Island during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st)
as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m)/Assisted/Low-Power entry.
QSL via OK1M. PLEASE NOTE: This one counts as a separate
multiplier, Italian Africa.
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 SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-
Op/Single-Band (??m) entry. QSL via LoTW.
AF-032. (Reminder) Gabor "Gab", HA3JB, is now active as 5H1IP from
Unguja Island, Zanzibar, until September 29th. Activity is
will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. He also
plans to participate in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September
26-27th). QSL via HA3JB or ClubLog's OQRS. For possibly more
details and updates, see: http://ha3jb.com/index.html
EU-120. Operators Phil/G7BZD and Clint/M0OPV are permanent stations
on Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of the UK.
* Clint, M0OPV - Is active on 40-10 meters, mainly on 40/20m
* Phil, G7BZD, - Is active 40-6 meters, mainly on 20m and up
using SSB. QSL via eQSL, ClubLog, LoTW or etc. NO PAPER QSLs.
EU-124. (Reminder) Paul, G4PVM, will be active as GW4PVM from Holy
Island (WW Loc. IO73QH, WAB SH28), Wales, between September
26th and October 1st. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10
meters using CW and SSB, with 100 watts into a vertical antenna.
QSL via LoTW, eQSL and ClubLog for IOTA. NO QSL cards.
SA-029. Fabio, PY2RMZ, who was expected to be active as PX1AI from
Algodao Island between October 30th and November 2nd, has
canceled his operation. Reason was not given.
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......
J5T & J5HKT DXPEDITION TO GUINEA BISSAU NEWS (Update). Members of the
Italian DX Team continue to prepare for their DXpedition to Bubaque
Island (AF-020), Guinea Bissau, as J5T (CW-SSB-RTTY) and J5HKT (FT8)
between October 9-22nd. The team posted the following this week: "The
departure date is approaching; yesterday, Sept. 16th, we paid for the
plane tickets. Today, Sept. 17th, we received the passports with the
visas. Next October 6th the whole team will do the molecular swab for
Covid-19. We roughly think we will land on the island on October 9th
in the morning and the first station will be 'on-air' in the early after-
noon of the same day. Thanks to the Sponsors for their appreciated help!"
Remember, activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.
They will have 6 operators and 4 stations active. QSL via I2YSB direct,
OQRS or LoTW. For more info, see OPDX.1520. Their official Web site is
Real-time online logs during the DXpedition on: http://win.i2ysb.com/logonline/
LY785, LITHUANIA (Special Event/Update). Last week we mentioned that
Valerijus, LY2QT, would be active with the special event callsign LY785QT
(QSL via LY2QT) from Siauliai during the month of September. Activity is
to celebrate 785th anniversary of the City of Siaulai. A few more callsigns
have been announced so look for: LY785A (QSL via LY5A) and LY785SUN (QSL
via LoTW, eQSL and ClubLog). Stations will be active until September 30th.
Also, a special "SIAULIAI-785" award is available. Details are available
MJ5, JERSEY. Three A's Contest Group (G0AAA) member Bob, GU4YOX, will be
active as MJ5A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a
Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/High-Power entry. This will be the first
time that the MJ5A "Three A's Contest Group" callsign will be used in
the CQWW DX CW Contest. QSL MJ5A via G3TXF, ClubLog or LoTW.
NCDXF NEWSLETTER. The Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) "2021
Fall" newsletter (10 pages) is now available online at:
To read past issues, go to: http://www.ncdxf.org/pages/newsletter.html
OH, FINLAND (Hams Celebrating 100 Years). Martti, OH2BH, sent out the
following press release on September 15th [edited]: Today national flags
are flying high in the backyards of Finnish radio amateurs countrywide.
This year, the Finnish Amateur Radio League (SRAL) celebrates the 100th
anniversary of its founding. The birthday is set at 15th September 1921
which marks the day when the constitutive meeting was held.
On the occasion, the President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö
has congratulated all Finnish radio amateurs for their role e.g. in de-
veloping communications and radio technology.
From today till 23rd December (for 100 days) all OH and OH0 stations
may use the "OF" prefix to honor the centennial of their society.
This is good news for those who want to greet their friends or work
toward their "SRA-100 Northern Lights" award presented here:
Scandinavian Activity Contest this weekend (September 18-19th) is a
good window to catch them all at once: https://www.sactest.net/blog/rules/
Finns are also known to leave their igloos for the Southern lands:
Look for Olli, OH0XX, as OF60BBM/EA8 from Canary Islands, Martti, OH2BH,
remotely as CU2KG from Azores and Erik, OH2LAK, as OH2LAK/HH from Haiti.
OJ0, MARKET REEF. Rudi, DK7PE, was active this past weekend as OJ0/DK7PE
from Market Reef (EU-053) for a short operation. His length of stay is
not known, and he may be QRT as you read this. Activity will be on various
HF bands, running 5 watts QRP into a Jumper Dipole used as a vertical
antenna. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. For updates,
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.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (September 20-26th).......
Sep/20th HN Sep/23rd LN Sep/25th LN
Sep/21st BN Sep/24th BN Sep/26th 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 Administration (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 19th)
QSL-INFO from various sources provided by OPDX
4L1AN via N4GNR DN5PP via DK2KK (d) LW6HAR via EA5GL (d)
4O4T via YU1FW EH1SDC via EA1AUM MC7DX via (L)
4U1WB via KK4WD EM30RUARL via UX7UU OE3K via OE1DIA
5Q7DX via PA7JWC & (L) EM30ZUARL via UX7UU OF5LF via OH5LF
5UAIHM via F4IHM EM60KTS via IK2DUW OF5ZZ via OH5ZZ
5Z4PA via M0URX EX2V via RW6HS OF8UV/P via OH8UV
6D16S via XE1GNU F/ON4CN via ON4CN OV2T via PA0ABM & (L)
7X3WPL via 7X3DL HB0/DL5YL via DL5YL OX3XR via PA3249 & (d/L/e)
9A/DJ5AA/P via DJ5AA HB0/DL5YM via DL5YM P33W via UA3DX & (L)
9A/OE3WYC via OE3WYC HB0/HB9LCW via HB9LCW SO9I via SQ9ORQ
9G2DX via EA5GL (L/e) HF100LEM via SP9PKZ SP0DXC via SP7DQR & (L/O/N)
9K91KSA via 9K2RA HF1921AXO via SP5AXL SP100LEM via SP3POB
9X2AW via M0OXO HP200I via HP1DAV SP60VHSC via SP3LPR
AM1SAT via AM1SAT (L/e) HQ200I via HR2RCH SV8/PD0ARI via PD0ARI
AM500EMV via EA7URF IA5/DL1CW via DL1CW SV9/OH1LA via OH1LA
AO1IBR via EA4URE IA5D via IU3EDK TA2/HB9GNP via HB9GNP
AP2HA via JA1WIO IB1DCI via IK1GPG W8/9K2JJ via EA5GL
AP2SD via EA5ZD II0LXXV via IQ0RM XM3T via VE3DZ
CO8RCP via EA7FTR II2GP/IT9 via II2GP XW0LP via EA5GL
CR6K via CT1ILT II2S via IZ2FOS & (L) YS200I via EA5GL
CT7/F4AZF via F4AZF II5IAFZ via IQ5AE Z68XX via DL2JRM
CX2DK via EA5GL II7MMI via IZ7AUH ZC4GR via EB7DX
DG60RIPS via DJ6SI IQ9SZ via HE9ERA ZT1T via ZS1AFS
DL/ON4UP/P via ON4UP (L) IT9/OK7JR/P via OK7JR
DL24EURO via DH3ZK JY5MM via IK2DUW
(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
(***) Certificate Download Only
LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2AG, 3F200AT, 5Z4VJ, 9A2JY, 9Y59IND, A35JP
(OC-049), BA5CJ, BG7PHA, C37AC, C37NL, DK6AJ, E77DX, EA8AM, EX0QR,
FM5BH, G7KFQ, GW1JFV, HB0/HB9LCW, IZ1EPM, JA0ELW, JA7YRR, JH6RKI,
JI1BDQ, JT1BV, JW/LB5SH, LU7DV, OH3JR, OK1DQT, PU5SVE, RA4LGM, RI0FF
(AS-025), S01WS, S5/M0MPM, S57RR, SX200BOH, TA7O, UT2QQ, VE2CSI, VK2BY,
VK3HJ, VR2VGM, VR2VLY, XE1DZ, XQ1KZ, YD0BCG, YD9WTS, ZB2GI and ZL1AZ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 6F3A (NA-153), A25RU, A71CT, C92RU, EI4DQ,
EI4KF, HL2DBP, JH1HDT, OJ0C and XE1SPM
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. Fred, DH5FS, is now active as S79/DH5FS from La Digue
and Praslin Islands (AF-024). Length of stay is not known. Activity is
holiday style (during his free time) on 40/30/20/17 meters using mostly
CW and FT8/FT4. QSL via DH5FS, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS.
There is a real-time log at: https://clublog.org/livestream/S79/DH5FS
W8S SWAINS ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Dutch Team Members). The following
was posted on the W8S Swains Island Web page [edited]: "September 18th
the Dutch team members met during the annual HF/DX meeting organized by
the Dutch Radio Amateur Society VERON. Ronald, PA3EWP, gave a presentation
on the planning phase and the reason to postpone up to where we are now.
Of course, like our U.S. members did before, we had to take a picture
of the Dutch team members. L to R: Alex/PA1AW (webmaster/pilot), Marcel/
PA9M, Gerben/PG5M, Martin/PA4WM and Ronald/PA3EWP."
See the picture at: https://swains2020.lldxt.eu/2021/09/19/team/
ZA, ALBANIA. Zsolt, HA8PX, will be active as ZA/HA8PX from Qerret, Albania,
between September 20-26th. Also, Zsolt may try to activate the rare Sazan
Island (EU-169) which is a military base where you need special permission
to be there. QSL via HA8PX direct.