The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1536
Octobeer 18, 2021
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent from Strongsville, Ohio
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"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 Monday, 11th/October, through Monday, 18th/October there were 211
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X,
8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6,
A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D6,
DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY,
F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H40, HA, HB,
HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J5, 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, PJ7, PY,
PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI,
TK, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK,
VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YO, YS, YU, YV,
Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, 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".
3DA0, ESWATINI (Swaziland). The following stations are still active from
the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland):
3DA0RU -- Russian DXpedtion Team (RUDXT) continue to be active near
Mbabane until October 22nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using CW, SSB, FT8 and QO-100 satellite, with multiple stations.
Suggested FT8 frequencies: 1836, 3567, 5357, 7056, 10131,
14095, 18095, 21095, 24911 and 28095 kHz. As of October 17th,
0835z, 3DA0RU has made a total of 75684 QSOs with 21038 Unique
callsigns. Breakdown by mode: 34987/CW, 8248/SSB and 32449/FT8.
Breakdown by Continent (%): 0.7/AF, 14.1/AS, 65.3/EU, 18/NA,
0.8/OC and 1.2/SA. QSL via R7AL (direct or by the Bureau),
ClubLog's OQRS (preferable) or LoTW. For more details and
updates, see their new Web page at: https://3da0.ru/en
3DA0WW -- Latvian RSF team continue to be active as 3DA0WW from eSwatini
until October 26th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and FT8 (F/H). For suggested frequencies, see:
The team has had some power outages during their stay. QSL
via YL2GN (direct) or ClubLog's OQRS (direct and by the
Bureau). The log will be uploaded to LoTW six months after
the end of the operation. For more details and updates, see:
STATUS UPDATE [Oct.16th, 0800z]: Transmit antenna setup is
finished. This morning the infamous dog escaped his fencing
and collapsed one Spiderbeam. It will be repaired. As the
setup is mostly finished team plans to be on the air more.
Local LED lights are kept off to reduce the band noise.
Beverage antenna is not yet installed. First 3368 QSOs were
uploaded to ClubLog.
The team is located in 2 different houses in some distance
from each other. One sub-QTH has Spiderbeam (20-10m bands),
vertical for 80m band, another vertical for 40m band. Other
sub-QTH has Spiderbeam (20-10m bands), DX-Commander vertical
(40m-10m bands), 18m Spiderpole based top-loaded vertical
for 160-30m bands. Up to 4 transceivers are in use.
P.S. 1000z more photos added:
4U24, ITALY (Special Event). Members of the Global Service Centre ARC
(4U1GSC) are now active as 4U24OCT from Brindisi, Italy. Activity is to
mark "United Nations Day" (October 24th), which has been celebrated since
1948. The purpose of the UN Day event is to promote to people worldwide
the principles of humanity, unity, and world peace. Operations should be
on 160-10 meters. Remember, this operation only counts for Italy for DXCC.
QSL via 9A2AA or ClubLog.
7A, INDONESIA. A team of YB operators will be active as 7A2A from a contest
station in Central Java during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th)
as a Multi-? entry. QSL via LoTW, direct, or via YB2DX.
7P, LESOTHO. By the time you read this, operators Bernie/ZS4TX and John/
ZS6JON may be QRT (Oct. 17th) as 7P8Z from Maseru (WW Loc. KG30tp),
Lesotho. Activity was to be on the QO-100 satellite. QSL via PA3CMC
C5, THE GAMBIA (Reminder/Update). Operators Jan Francois/F4AHV (ex-6W7RV),
Gérard/F5NVF , Abdel/M0NPT (7X2TT) and Luc/F5RAV will be active as C5C
from Kololi (WW Loc. IK13PK), The Gambia, between October 24th and November
19th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (depending of local situation & the
propagation) using CW, SSB, FT8/FT4 (NO F/H) and the QO-100 satellite if
possible. Suggested planned frequencies are:
CW - 3526, 7026, 10102, 14026, 18086, 21026, 24906 and 28023 kHz
SSB - 3797*, 7197**, 14275***, 18120, 21275, 24955 and 28465 kHz
FT8/FT4 - 3567, 7056, 10131, 14095, 18095, 21091, 24911 and 28081 kHz
They will listen up on all CW frequencies.
* up 10 USA, down 10 EU
** up 10 / down 5
*** + 5/10 up
The team is also planning to be active in CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
30-31st). QSL via F5RAV direct.
CQ9, MADEIRA ISLANDS. Members of the CT3 Team will be active as CQ9T from
Funchal during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single/
High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or by the Bureau. Operators mentioned are
Duarte/CT3HF, Ricardo/CT3KN, Xavier/CS9ABC and Nicola/CS9ABE.
DL0, GERMANY (Special Event). Members of the DARC local association
"Wolfsburg (H24)" and possibly others will be active as DR0OEBIS (special
DOK 150LOE) to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the railway station
Oebisfelde until the end of 2021. Activity will be on various HF bands
and satellite using CW, SSB, RTTY and the Digital modes. QSL via the
DL35, GERMANY (Special Event). To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the
European DX Foundation (EUDXF), look for DL35EUDXF to be active between
November 2021 and October 2022. There will be other special event stations
with *35EUDXF callsigns and an award will be available. Details about this
will be documented on the DARC website soon.
FM/TO7, MARTINIQUE (Reminder/Update). Miguel, EA1BP, will be active as
FM/EA1BP from Martinique (NA-107) between October 27th and November 5th.
Activity will be holiday style on various bands using CW and SSB (NO
Digital). He will also be active as TO7O during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 30-31st) as Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power/Assisted entry. QSL via
EA1BP, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog or LoTW. Visit his Web page at:
GB60, SCOTLAND (Special Event). Gavin, GM0GAV (ex-VP8GAV), will activate
the special callsign GB60ANT (WAP-337) during the month of December to
celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty Signature. QSL
GB60ANT via GM0LVI.
HD8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (Reminder/Update). Members of the Tifariti Gang/DX
Friends will be active as HD8R from Galapagos Islands (SA-004) between
October 26th and November 7th. It was reported this past week that Raul,
EA5KA, had to cancel his participation in the HD8R Galapagos DXpedition
and that Gérard, F2JD, would replace him. Operators currently mentioned
are Toni/EA5RM (Team Leader), Alberto/EA1SA, Gen/EA5EL, Javier/EA5KM,
Manuel/EA7R, Jose Ramón/EA7X, Gérard/F2JD, Flo/F5CWU, Jean Jacques/F5NKX,
Tony/F8ATS, Fausto/HC5VF, Faber/HK6F, Simone/IK5RUN and Fabrizio/IN3ZNR.
The pilot station will be Tony, EC7ZK. Activity will be on 160-6 meters,
including 60m, using CW, SSB, the Digital modes and low orbit satellites
with at least 4 stations that include Spiderbeams, verticals, Inverted
"Ls" and beverages. Suggested frequencies were listed in OPDX.1533. They
will also be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) possibly as a
Multi-2 or Multi-Multi entry. QSL via EA5RM. Minimum requirements are:
Self Addressed Envelope (SAE) and 3 USDs for up to 15 QSOs or 3 QSL cards
(20 grams letter), 4 USDs are needed for more than 15 QSOs or 3 QSL cards.
QSL FOR DONORS: If you have donated 25 Euros, 30 USDs or more, send your
QSO data by E-mail to their QSL Manager (email@example.com) including your
address and they will send your HD8R QSL direct. An OQRS will also be
available. For more details and updates, see: http://www.dxfriends.com/hd8r
INDEXA NEWS (Press Release, dated October 12th)[INDEXA changing mailing
address][edited]. After many years of devoted service to INDEXA and the
DX community, Dick Williams, W3OA, is retiring as our Secretary/Treasurer.
Dick will continue his service as one of our Directors. Our newly elected
Secretary/Treasurer is Hal Turley, W8HC. As such, INDEXA is transitioning
our mailing address to Hal in Saint Albans, West Virginia. Any mail sent
to Dick at the Mooresville, NC, address will be transferred over to Hal
during this transition.
International DX Association
2309 Lincoln Avenue
Saint Albans, WV 25177
I would like to personally THANK Dick for all of his many years of
devoted hard work for INDEXA! I also welcome Hal into this very important
position with INDEXA!
ATTENTION QSL MANAGERS: If any of you are including INDEXA application
stuffers with your QSL cards, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and
I will have new ones sent to you. In the meantime, you can continue
using the current ones.
See ya' in the Pileups!
Bob Schenck, N2OO, President INDEXA
IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between October 11-16th(as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
------ ---------- ------------- ------------
AF-004 EA8/DL4FO/P CANARY 20m; CW
AF-004 EA8AM CANARY 17m; SSB/FT8
AF-004 EA8AO CANARY 20m; FT4
AF-004 EA8CH CANARY 40m; SSB
AF-004 EA8CTF CANARY 15m; SSB
AF-004 EA8VD CANARY 15m; SSB
AF-004 EA8VJ CANARY 12m; FT8
AF-014 CR3W MADEIRA 15m; SSB
AF-014 CT3IQ MADEIRA 10m; FT8
AF-014 CT9ABN MADEIRA 40m; SSB
AF-019 IG9ITO PELAGIE 20/15m; SSB
AF-020 J5T Bubaque 40/30/20/17/15/12/10m; CW/SSB
AF-020 J5HKT Bubaque 160/30/20/17/15/12/10m; FT8
AF-022 ZD7FT ST HELENA 12m; SSB
AF-023 S9OK SAO TOME 160/80/60/40/30/20/17/15/12/10m; CW/SSB/RTTY/FT8
AF-050 5T1GM Arguin 17/15m; CW
AF-050 5T5PA/P Arguin 20/17/15/12m; SSB
AS-004 5B4XF Cyprus 12m; SSB
AS-007 JA1NLX HONSHU 30m; FT8
AS-007 JA3QEC HONSHU 30m; FT8
AS-007 JH3NGD HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-007 JH7MQD HONSHU 40m; SSB
AS-053 HS8HEX PHUKET 30m; CW
AS-078 JA8FXO HOKKAIDO 17m; CW
AS-079 JE1HXZ/P MIYAKO 20m; FT8
AS-117 JA4GXS/4 HONSHU'S COASTAL WEST 40/20m; CW/SSB
EU-004 EA6BB BALEARIC 30m; CW
EU-005 2E0FTD/P GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
EU-005 GW3UZS GREAT BRITAIN 17m; SSB
EU-005 M0KCB/P GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-015 SV9FBG Crete 15m; SSB
EU-015 SV9RGI Crete 40m; FT8
EU-015 SV9RKU Crete 17m; SSB
EU-018 OY1OF FAROE 15m; SSB/FT8
EU-021 TF2MSN ICELAND 20/17m; SSB/FT8
EU-024 IS0DCR SARDINIA 12m; SSB
EU-024 IS0FDW SARDINIA 17m; SSB
EU-024 IS0KNG SARDINIA 10m; FT8
EU-024 IW0UWE SARDINIA 10m; FT8
EU-026 JW7QIA SPITSBERGEN 20m; SSB
EU-031 IC8/UR8QX Ischia 40m; CW
EU-038 PD/DO1BEN Texel 40m; SSB
EU-040 CT1CJJ ESTREMADURA PROVINCE 15m; SSB
EU-067 SV8/IZ7ATN KYKLADES 20m; SSB
EU-084 SM0CXS UPPSALA/STOCKHOLM COUNTY 20m; FT4
EU-115 EI4DQ IRELAND 17m; CW
EU-115 GI0LDI IRELAND 20m; SSB
EU-125 OZ/DL1MRL Fano 80/40/20/15m; CW/SSB
EU-131 IK3PQH/P VENETO REGION 40/20m; SSB
EU-175 CU3BL CENTRAL 20m; SSB
EU-175 CU3HN CENTRAL 12m; FT8
NA-031 W1LY Conanicut 20m; SSB
NA-015 CO2DK CUBA 10m; FT8
NA-015 CO8MCL CUBA 17/10m; FT8
NA-016 ZF1PB CAYMAN 12m; FT8
NA-021 8P6ET BARBADOS 10m; FT8
NA-021 8P6QA BARBADOS 10m; FT8
NA-022 VP2EIH ANGUILLA 12m; SSB
NA-036 VE7DX BRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCE (VANCOUVER) 20m; FT4
NA-036 VE7JH BRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCE (VANCOUVER) 17m; FT8
NA-052 N1UL FLORIDA STATE SOUTH WEST 10m; FT8
NA-062 K2ZR FLORIDA STATE (FLORIDA KEYS) 15m; CW
NA-062 N4VGE FLORIDA STATE (FLORIDA KEYS) 20m; SSB
NA-062 W5TPK FLORIDA STATE (FLORIDA KEYS) 40m; SSB
NA-085 WA4JA FLA STATE NW (BAY TO WAKULLA COUNTY) 20m; SSB
NA-096 HI95RCD HISPANIOLA 17m; FT8
NA-099 KP4PUA PUERTO RICO 10m; SSB
NA-099 KP4SMC PUERTO RICO 30m; FT8
NA-099 NP4AW PUERTO RICO 20m; CW
NA-099 NP4SS PUERTO RICO 20m; PSK
NA-099 WP4CQ PUERTO RICO 40m; FT8
NA-102 FG5FU GUADELOUPE 10m; FT8
NA-103 VP2MNI Montserrat 15m; SSB
NA-106 NP2KW VIRGIN 10m; FT8
NA-135 XE3BGM CAMPECHE STATE 12m; SSB
NA-144 W6DPM CAL STATE SOUTH (SB TO LA COUNTY) 20m; FT4
OC-001 VK1TX Australia 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK2LAW Australia 20m; FT8
OC-001 VK5KV Australia 20m; SSB
OC-016 3D2AG VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 40/10m; CW/FT8
OC-016 3D2USU VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 20m; FT8
OC-019 KH6FHI HAWAIIAN 40m; FT8
OC-019 KH6U HAWAIIAN 10m; FT8
OC-021 8I70K JAVA 15m; SSB
OC-021 YB0IBM JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-021 YB0OSX JAVA 40m; SSB
OC-021 YB1PT JAVA 10m; FT8
OC-021 YC1DNR JAVA 40m; SSB
OC-028 V73NS KWAJALEIN 30/20m; CW
OC-036 ZL1RD NORTH 30m; FT8
OC-042 DV1IIW LUZON 20m; SSB
OC-049 A35JP TONGATAPU 30m; FT8
OC-134 ZL4RFM SOUTH 40m; SSB
OC-166 YC7RV KALIMANTAN'S COASTAL EAST 15m; FT8
SA-002 VP8LP FALKLAND 12m; FT8/FT4
SA-006 PJ4/DH8BQA BONAIRE 12m; FT8
SA-006 PJ4KY BONAIRE 40m; SSB
SA-011 9Z4AH TRINIDAD 17m; SSB
SA-011 9Z4Y TRINIDAD 12m; CW
SA-012 YV7BMZ NUEVA ESPARTA STATE 10m; FT8
SA-021 LU4DRH BUENOS AIRES (BAHIA BLANCA) PROVINCE 10m; FT8
SA-036 P41E ARUBA 10m; FT8
SA-055 LU1COP/E Martin Garcia 20/15/10m; SSB/FT8
SA-068 8R1AK/P GUYANA 12m; FT4
SA-092 PZ5G Papegaaien 40/20/17/15m; SSB
SA-099 PJ2T CURACAO 15m; SSB
** Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode
(which is very important) on their QSNs on their PacketCluster
reports. The format we suggest is "Mode/IOTA#/Island or Group"
AS-200. Take, JI3DST, will once again be active as JI3DST/5 (mainly
for DX and 6m Multi-Hop), JR8YLY/5 (mainly for JA, JR8YLY/P
for FT8) from Shodo Island (Shikoku's Coastal Islands) between
0700z, October 20th, and 0000z, November 4th. 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-050. Operators Luca/IK5AEQ and Franco/IZ5IUY will once again be
active as IL7/IK5AEQ and IL7/IZ5IUY, respectively from Ettore,
IL7/IK7DIJ, QTH on San Domino Island between October 20-24th.
Activity will be on 80-2 meters using SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL
via their home callsign, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog.
NA-067. Mike, W7LG, will be active as W7LG/4 from Hatteras Island
between October 24-29th. Activity will be holiday style on
80/40/20 meters using CW and SSB. It is suggested to look
for him between 1600-2100z and 0000-0230z. QSL via W7LG,
direct, eQSL or LoTW.
NA-070. Operators Yuri/N3QQ, Walt/N6XG, Rob/N7QT, Tim/NL8F and Hal/W8HC
have rescheduled their aborted KL7RRC IOTA DXpedition to Kiska
Island to take place between July 4-11th, 2022. QSL via N7RO.
For more details and updates, watch: https://www.na-234.com
NA-096/ Kasimir, DL2SBY, will be active as HI7/DL2SBY from Punta Cana
NA-122. and Bayahibe (NA-096) between December 1-14th. Activity will
be holiday style using TS480SAT, IC-705, Juma1000 and different
dipoles including for 160m. Modes will be CW, FT8 and possibly
some SSB when conditions are good enough. He will also try a
one day operation during the second week from Saona Island
(NA-122) signing as HI2/DL2SBY. QSL via his home callsign or
ClubLog's OQRS. NO Bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW
after his return home.
SA-092. (PZ5G QRT) Markus/DJ4EL (PZ5GE) announced on October 16th,
the following on Twitter: The flood made us QRT now. I am
sorry. We were the first team to stay overnight and noticed
that it is almost impossible to stay on Papegaaien while the
water is high.
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 be active from Bubaque Island (AF-020), Guinea
Bissau, as J5T (CW-SSB-RTTY) and J5HKT (FT8) until October 22nd. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via I2YSB direct,
IDT OQRS (Not ClubLog) or LoTW. For more info, see OPDX.1520. Their official
Web site is at: http://www.i2ysb.com/idt
Real-time online logs during the DXpedition are on:
K7, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Jerry, N7WR, will be active as K7P
from Prineville, OR, during the 2021 National Police Week until October
20th. QSL via: Jerry Boyd, 6033 SE Riordan Rd. Prineville OR 97754.
KP3, PUERTO RICO. Members of the Los Chachos Contest Club will be active
as KP3Z from the Puerto Rico Contest Club in Rio Piedras during the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via N4AO.
Operators mentioned are Nathan/N4YDU, Bill/W9KKN, Daniel/N6MJ and
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.
OX, GREENLAND. John, OZ1LXJ, is once again active as OX/OZ1LXJ from
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (NA-018). His length of stay is unknown at this
time. Activity over the past few days have bee mainly on 160 meters using
CW. Watch between 1930-2300z. QSL via his home callsign.
P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, is expected once again to be active as P40W from
Aruba (SA-036) between November 22-30th. Activity will include the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entries. Oper-
ations outside of the contest are "usually" on 160/80m and 30/17/12 meters
and the WARC bands as time permits with an emphasis on CW. Watch 160m on
the hour and 80m on the half hour. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2MM, Bureau
cards are no longer accepted. Logs will be loaded on LoTW upon his return
to the USA.
PA35-PI35, THE NETEHRLANDS (Special Event). To commemorate the 35th anni-
versary of the European DX Foundation (EUDXF), look for the following
stations to be using the special prefix callsign P*35EUDXF during the
month of November:
PA35EUDXF -- Op Alex/PA1AW PF35EUDXF -- Ops Robert/PG7M & Bernard/PB7Z
PB35EUDXF -- Op Bob/PB5X PG35EUDXF -- Op Dirk/PA1BD
PC35EUDXF -- Op Tom/PA2TMS PH35EUDXF -- Op Wino/PA0ABM
PD35EUDXF -- Op Derk/PD9DX PI35EUDXF -- CONTESTGROEP OUDE MAAS (PI4COM)
PE35EUDXF -- Op Fred/PA3GDG
QSL all callsigns via PA1AW (Clublog's OQRS preferred).
PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Charles/K1XX, Martin/W1MD, John/K3CT, David/N3RD,
Walter/WA3LRO, John/N4RV, Richard/N6KT, Stu/N7ZZ, and Steve/PJ4DX will be
active as PJ4K from Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via KU9C. Look for oper-
ators to be active outside of the contest using PJ4/homecalls as station
building continues. QSL via operator's instructions.
PJ6, SABA. Bart, PD1BAT, will be active as PJ6/PD1BAT from Windwardside,
Saba, between October 30th and November 5th. Activity will be mainly on
40 and 20 meters using FT8, but may try SSB. QSL via PD1BAT by the Bureau.
PJ7, SINT MAARTEN (Reminder). John, W5JON/V47JA, will be going to Sint
Maartrn Island (NA-247) this week between October 18-23rd, and be active
as PJ7JA. His radio equipment is a Yaesu FT-891, Elecraft KPA-500 Amp-
lifier and dipoles. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using SSB and FT8.
QSL PJ7JA via W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 18-24th).......
Oct/18th BN Oct/21st HN Oct/23rd LN
Oct/19th BN Oct/22nd HN Oct/24th HN
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
PV60, BRAZIL (Special Event). Members of the "Sao Carlos Amateur Radio
Club" will be active as PV60CRASC during the month of November to cele-
brate their club's 60th anniversary. QSL via PT2OP, by the Bureau, eQSL
PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Operators Julio/PP2BT, Stephano/PT2IC, Marenga/
PU0FDN (& XYL Lola), Alex/PY4AZ, Roberto/PY6RT, Renner/PY7RP and Emerson
will be active as PY0F from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003) during the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single or Multi-2 entry. QSL
via PY7RP direct or ClubLog's OQRS. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW.
The Noronha Contest Group (https://py0f.com.br/) state, "Almost two years
after Covid-19, and with all the crew vaccinated, we decided to reopen
the contest season in PY0F Fernando de Noronha! The team will arrive on
October 24th and will work on the RX/TX antennas from 10 to 160m. We hope
catch you during CQ WW SSB."
QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu) (October 17th)
QSL-INFO from various sources provided by OPDX
3A/I1UWF via I1UWF CT9/DF6QV via DF6QV LX/PA3GRM via PA3EYC & (L)
3B8CW via N4GNR CT9ABV via DL5AXX OE120YXK via OE8YXK
3B9FR via M0OXO DL0HEL via DK2EA OE6SCOUT via (OE-B)
3DA0LP via ZS6DPL (d/e) DP44WCA via DF6EX PZ5GE via DJ4EL
3DA0RU via R7AL (d/B/C/L) EA8/DL4FO/P via DL4FO PZ5ZS via PF9Z
3DA0WW via YL2GH (d/C/L) EG7JIR via EA7LH R(x)60ANT via RZ3EC
3W3B via E21EIC EH1RGC via EA1DST S5030XX via S50XX
4K880NZM via 4K4K EH3WRC via EA3ZK S9OK via OK6DJ
7Z1VD via EA5GL GB1CUB via GB1CUB (e) SN70ETI via SP2AYC
9G5FI via DL1RTL HL30UN via EA5GL SV9/DK5EW via DK5EW
9H1XT via 9H1BT IC8/UR8QX via UR8QX SX200HJW via SV2HJW
A35JP via JA0RQV II6JOTA via IK6ZDE SX2MZ via SV2GWY (d/OQRS/L)
A60EXPO/x via EA7FTR J5HKT via I2YSB (d/O/L) TA4/OH2KW via OH2KW
AM5BDL via EA5PC & (L) J5T via I2YSB (d/O/L) TM50RQL via F8GGZ
BI4NLB via BH2RO LX/PA0PIW via PA3EYC & (L) UE60ANT via RZ3EC
CQ750RSI via CT7AQD LX/PA2LO via PA3EYC & (L) YU2022NS via YU7BPQ
CT7/PF5X/P via PF5X (L/d) LX/PA3EYC via PA3EYC & (L)
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau
(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only (N) No QSL needed
(I) No IRC (P) PayPal (NB) No Bureau (n) no printed QSLs
(P) Please send no QSL
(**) QSL automatically via Bureau - do not send QSLs
LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
LAST CHANCE FOR A SV2ASP/A QSL. "The Daily DX" reports: "If anyone
needs a QSL for SV2ASP/A (SK), Monk Apollo from Mount Athos, now may
be your last chance. Apollo was in the Docheiariou Monastery, whose
Abbott says Monk Chariton has been taking care of direct QSL requests
and is presently still doing so but that may end at some point. If
you request your QSLs now it should still work. Mail to: MONK CHARITON,
DOCHEIARIOU MONASTERY, AG. OROS, GR-63087, GREECE"
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3B9FR, 5J3B, 7Z1IS, 9J2BS, A92AA, BU2DV, D60AD,
EA5CKE, EY8MM, HI95RCD, HZ1SK, TZ4AM, VK6EI and YB7OO
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4S7AB, 4X100AI, A25RU, A41KJ, DT8A (AN-010),
JW0W, SU1SK and ZD7BG
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5W0GC, OJ0C, TF/OG55W and V5/DJ2HD
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....
TO6, GUADELOUPE. Members of the Radio Club de Montceau Les Mines (F6KJS)
will be active as TO6S from Terre de Haut, Iles des Saintes (NA-114),
Guadeloupe, between January 20th and February 1st, 2022. Activity will
be on various HF bands. QSL via F6KJS. Look for more details and a Web
page to be forthcoming.
TZ, MALI. Ulmar, DK1CE, will once again be active as TZ1CE from the QTH
of Jeff, TZ4AM/K1MMB, in Bamako, Mali, between November 18th and December
8th (possibly longer). Activity will be on 160-10 meters (no 60m) using
CW, SSB and FT8 (No F/H). QSL via DK1CE, by the DARC Bureau or direct.
V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS. Chuck, KG9N, will be active as V4/KG9N from St.
Kitts (NA-104) between February 8th and March 1st, 2022. Activity will be
on all HF bands and modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the
Bureau or LOTW.
VE2, CANADA (Zone 2). Operator Yuri, VE3DZ, will once again be active as
VE2IM from Sept-Iles, QC (Zone 2), during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Yuri states he will be
there between October 27-31st. Activity (usually) before and after the
contest will be on CW, SSB and RTTY, and all HF bands including the 30/17/12
meter bands. QSL via VE3DZ, direct or by the VE3DZ OQRS. He usually uploads
to the LoTW.
VP2M, MONTSERRAT. Marty, W1MD, and a team of operators will be active as
VP2MSS from Gingerbread Hill, Montserrat (NA-103), during the ARRL DX CW
Contest (February 19-20th, 2022) as Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW.
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. A few sources are reporting that Mario,
W4HBW, (formerly VP5VMA, I2HBW, 3A2NY), is back on Providenciales Island
(NA-002) and will be active as VP5MA until November. We have not seen
any QSNs yet, but usually activity is on 20/15 meters using FT8. QSLs
for VP5MA can only be direct or via ClubLog's OQRS.
VP9, BERMUDA. Jeff, N6GQ, will be active as VP9I from Ed/VP9GE's Hamilton
Parish QTH (NA-005, WLOTA 0201) during the ARRL Inter. DX CW Contest
(February 19-20th, 2022) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL
VP9I via WW3S or LoTW. If in doubt, for fully updated QSL information,
please go to: http://vp9ge.com/vp9i
WP3, PUERTO RICO (NA-099). Yuriy, N2TTA, will be active as WP3C in the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.
Activity will also count for the WLOTA as LH-2802. QSL via M0OXO. See
the Web page at: https://wp3c73.wixsite.com/wp3c