The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1541
November 22, 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, AA3B, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, W4DTA,
W4VQ, K8LBT, K8YSE, KT8D, W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX
News Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/
IK1ADH & 425 DX News, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE7TK and YL2GM
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, 14th/November, through Sunday, 21st/November there were
227 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W,
4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q,
7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6,
A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT,
CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL,
EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G,
GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV,
HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, 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, PA,
PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T7,
TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR,
V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP6, VP8,
VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XX9, XZ, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, 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 (Update). Operators Olof/G0CKV (3B8HA/SM5CKV), 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 3B8M and 3B8HA via M0OXO OQRS or mail, and logs will also be uploaded
to ClubLog and LoTW. QSLs for 3B8/M0CFW go to M0CFW. QSLs for 3B8/KX7M
are via F5CWU and LoTW if Denny is successful configuring the upload.
QSLs for M0SDV via OQRS and LoTW. QSLs for 3B8/W6NV via W6NV.
3B8, MAURITIUS. Denny, KX7M, one of the 3B8M team members for the Multi-
Multi effort in the CQWW DX CW Contest (see above), will be active outside
the contest as 3B8/KX7M until December 1st. Activity will be on various
HF bands and modes. QSL via F5CWU.
3DA0WW ESWATINI DXPEDITION NEWS (The 3DA0WW story is available for down-
load. Also, a video available via YouTube.com).
The 3DA0WW Story (PDF Format):
The 3DA0WW Video (Length 7:36 min.):
3Y0J BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (3Y0J ZOOM Meetings!). Ken, LA7GIA,
Co-Leader of the 3Y0J DXpedition, posted the following on FaceBook [edited]:
While I was in TL operating CW+FT8 simultaneously, some of the Bouvet
antennas arrived in my gararage - see photo at:
More antennas are currently being shipped from our sponsors Spiderbeam
and DXEngineering. For the lowband we will have a combination of spider-
poles and aluminium antennas - two different technologies. That is a red
thread throughout the project. Always plan for several options, different
technologies and backups and backups. We're confident our antenna strategy
is well funded and well thought through. We have developed an antenna lay-
out, a backup and spare part philosophy that will survive 35 to 40 m/s.
All together we're confident this philosophy will produce strong signals
all over the world as shown in our propagation analysis. We have been
working closely with a world leading propagation analyst, and our HFTA
analysis includes the most updated terrain on Bouvet, and its impact on
our signals. It all looks very promising!
All this, the antenna farm and the propagation predition will be on
the Agenda when we launch our series of Zoom meetings for our Premier
sponsors. People who just want access to these meeting can support us
with donating 26 USDs through our (www.3y0j.no) website to gain access.
In these meetings we will present various topics, you will meet some our
team members, interact with us, and we will have a Q&A session. Want to
attend the meeting? Please visit our website (www.3y0j.no) and buy access.
Our first meeting is being planned weekend 4th and 5th December - if
you already are a sponsor, check your email soon for a Zoom invitation
link. We have sent out invitations to 60 persons who have gained access
to these meeting! Agenda first meeting December 4th:
* Intro * HFTA propagation analysis
* Antenna plans * Q&A
* Antenna layout
73, Ken LA7GIA,
and the 3Y0J team
For more details and updates about the 3Y0J DXpedition, see the
following Media and Web pages at: https://www.3y0j.no/latest-news
FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/3093983840726129
4L, GEORGIA. Algis, LY2BMX/LY4ZZ, will be active as 4L/LY4ZZ near Tbilisi
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-
Band (80m) entry. QSL via LY4ZZ. All QSOs will be uploaded and confirmed
via LoTW, eQSL, ClubLog, Hamlog, Hrdlog, QRZCQ.com and QRZ.com.
4L, GEORGIA. Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active during the CQWW DX CW
Contests (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL
via M0OXO or LoTW.
8G13/8H13, INDONESIA (Special Event). Look for the following 10 special
event stations to be active between November 26th and December 12th:
8H13H, 8H13U, 8H13T, 8G13T, 8G13A, 8G13N, 8G13G, 8G13S, 8G13E and 8G13L.
Activity is in commemoration of 13th anniversary Tangerang Selatan City.
Special event stations intend to hold activities to earn several different
"TANGERANG SELATAN AWARD 2021". See QRZ.com for details.
8Q, MALDIVES. Tumurbaatar "Tom", WV6E, is currently on a short vacation
in the Cinnamon Dhonveli, Maldives (AS-013, WW Loc. MJ63), and is active
as 8Q7JT until November 23rd. Activity is holiday style on 80-10 meters
using CW, SSB and FT8, with an IC-7100 into a SteppIR CrankIR. QSL via
WV6E. Look for logs to be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW.
9X, RWANDA (Reminder/Update). Members of the Holy Land DX Group (HDXG)
will operate from Rusiga (WW Loc. KI48xe), Rwanda, signing 9X4X between
November 24th and December 1st. Operators mentioned are Mark/4Z4KX, Hilik/
4X6YA, Ruben/4Z5FI, Ruslan/4Z5LA, Hanan/4Z1DZ, Slava/4Z5MU and Jan/4X1VF.
They will run 3 stations on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8
(maybe SAT also). Equipment listed: 3x YAESU FT991A, ICOM IC7300; Hex
Beam for High bands, Verticals and dipoles for all bands; Satellite dish.
They will also participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th).
QSL via Ruben, 4Z5FI (direct or by the Bureau) or ClubLog's OQRS. For
more details and updates, see: http://9x4x.qrz.co.il/home
A451, OMAN (Special Event). Members of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio
Society (ROARS)[A47HQ, A47RS] are now active as A451ND from Muscat to
celebrate/commemorate Oman's 51st anniversary of their holiday "National
Day" (November 18th). Activity will last until November 25th. QSL via
A5, BHUTAN. Peter, HB9DVG (G4ENL/9X9PJ), will be working Wangdue Phodrang,
Bhutan, until December 21st, and will be active as A52CC. Activity will
be on various HF bands using SSB or FT8. Equipment is an Icom 7300 w/100
watts into an End-Fed antenna. QSL via N4GNR (No IRCs).
A950, BAHRAIN (Special Event). Members of the Bahrain Amateur Radio
Society (BARS) will be active as A950ND from Manama to celebrate the
50th Bahrain National Day between December 1-16th. QSL via EC6DX.
B7, CHINA. Operators Terry/BA7NQ, Zhang/BD7MQ, Paul/BA7JS and Lin/BD7IOP
will be active as B7P from Foshan city (WW Loc. OL63na) during the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via BA4EG,
by the Bureau or LoTW.
C6, BAHAMAS. Brian, ND3F, will be active as C6AQQ from Nassau, New Pro-
vidence Island (NA-001) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th)
as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. He will be on the island between
November 24th and December 7th,and usually uses a modest portable setup.
Outside the contest, Brian plans to operate FT8. QSL via EA5GL.
CY9 & CY0, ST. PAUL AND SABLE ISLANDS (Update). Per the following Web
pages, the CY9C DXpedition to St. Paul Island will take place during
August 12-21st, 2022, and the CY0 DXpedition to Sable Island will take
place during October 2022. For more details, see:
* Site in Development .....
CY0C SABLE ISLAND DXPEDITION PRESENTATION. Steve, W4DTA, hosted an
Association of Amateur Radio of Venezuela, Santiago de Leon de Caracas
Chapter (YV5ARV), ZOOM presentation on "The Lure and Challenge of Sable
Island" -- CY0C DXpedition October 2022. The CY0C guest speaker was
Daniel Sullivan, W4DKS. Please note that Daniel spoke all in English,
and Steve did his best to translate the Spanish. The video is about
2:46 long, and can be viewed on YouTube.com at:
D6, COMOROS (Update). Members of the F6KOP Radio Club are planning to
activate Comoros Islands (AF-007) with a multi-national 12 operator team
sometime between mid-to-end January in 2022. Activity will be on 160-10
meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY, and FT8/FT4, with 5 stations as well as
QO-100 satellite operations. Their callsign is pending. Look for more
details to be forthcoming. A Web page (under construction) is available
FH, MAYOTTE (Update). Herik, FR5DX, is currently active as FH/FR5DX,
along will Don, K6ZO, who is active as FH/K6ZO, from Acoua in the north-
west area of Mayotte Islands (AF-027) until November 22nd. Activity will
be on various HF bands, using CW and SSB. QSL FH/FR5DX via FR5DX. QSL
FH/K6ZO via K6ZO.
FJ, SAINT BARTHELEMY. By the time you read this, Dario, KP4DO, will be
active as FJ/KP4DO from St. Barthelemy (NA-146) until November 24th.
Activity will be on 40/20/17/10 meters (mostly 20m, as propagation per-
mits). A special QSL card is being designed. QSL via his home callsign.
GB2/GB100, SCOTLAND (Special Event). Special event stations GB1002ZE and
GB2ZE will be active to commemorate centenary achievement by Paul Godley's,
1921 DXpedition to Ardrossan, Scotland. Paul Godley, 2ZE, was able to
receive the first transatlantic shortwave amateur radio message from the
amateur station 1BCG located in Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.A. The received
message was recorded in Godley's logbook on the 12th December 1921 at
02:52 GMT which was hastily composed by his 1BCG colleagues: "Nr 1 de
1BCG words 12, New York. Date December 11, 1921, to Paul Godley, Ardrossan,
Scotland. Hearty Congratulations. (Signed) Burghard, Inman, Grinan,
Armstrong, Amy, Cronkhite." QSL via GM0SEI. Further details can be found
All UK and Crown dependency licenced radio amateurs may use the suffix
"/2ZE" with your own callsign between December 1-26th, 2021.
GU, GUERNSEY (EU-114). Dick, GU4CHY, will once again be active during the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)[may
switch to 15m if conditions warrant it]/High-Power/Unassisted entry. QSL
via his home callsign direct only.
HG5, HUNGARY (Special Event). Members of the Budapest Radio Amateur Society
(BRASZ) have activated the special event callsign HG5PLANET until December
16th, on the occasion of "The Nature Friendly Development - Sustainability
Expo" in Budapest. QSL via eQSL.
HO2, PANAMA. Tom, K2GO/HP1XT, will be active with the special callsign
HO2A from Colon Province, Panama, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power/Assisted entry. According to
his QRZ.com page, Tom will be "using portable antennas; Buddistick (highly
modified for 80/40m with large coil, top hat and extra extensions/long
whip, EFHW (80-10m) and 15m Moxon from marina hotel (large building with
orange roof), next to the open area to the north. Op position 25ft from
salt water. Located at the mouth of the Panama Canal on the Atlantic
side. Breakwater seen at upper right of picture (on QRZ.com). Rig: FTdx101D
with KAT/KPA 500. K2/100 as backup. All bands except 160m." QSL via LoTW.
HQ/HR, HONDURAS. Dennis, W1UE, will once again be active as HQ9X from
Roatan Island (NA-057), but this time during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL HQ9X via KQ1F or
W1UE. Dennis will be active outside of the contest (as time allows)
signing homecall/HR9. QSL via his home callsign.
IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between November 15-20th (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
------ ---------- ------------- ------------
AF-004 EA8/DL2DXA/P CANARY 20m; CW
AF-004 EA8ACW CANARY 20m; FT8
AF-004 EA8AQV CANARY 40m; FT8
AF-004 EA8B CANARY 15m; FT8
AF-004 EA8CDG CANARY 20m; SSB
AF-004 EA8DHV CANARY 40m; CW
AF-016 FR1GZ/B REUNION 10m; CW
AF-016 FR4PJ REUNION 17m; SSB
AF-016 FR5DZ REUNION 20m; FT8
AF-017 3B9FR RODRIGUES 15m; FT8
AF-022 ZD7FT ST HELENA 12m; SSB
AF-022 ZD7MY ST HELENA 15m; FT8
AF-032 5H3WX ZANZIBAR 15m; SSB
AF-049 3B8BAL MAURITIUS 17m; CW
AN-010 DT8A SOUTH SHETLAND 20m; FT8
AN-015 8J1RL QUEEN MAUD LAND(PR. HARALD & CROWN PR.) 40m; FT8
AS-002 A91WTVD BAHRAIN 17m; FT8
AS-004 5B4VL Cyprus 17/15/12m; SSB
AS-004 5B4AIX/P Cyprus 17m; SSB
AS-007 JA1QVR HONSHU 17m; FT8
AS-007 JA2HYD HONSHU 20m; FT8
AS-007 JG4AKL HONSHU 40m; FT8
AS-007 JH7MQD HONSHU 40m; SSB
AS-007 JR1MVA HONSHU 20m; FT8
AS-018 RA0FF SAKHALIN 80m; FT8
AS-018 UA0FO SAKHALIN 20m; FT8
AS-041 JA4DND/4 OKI 30/10m; FT8
AS-041 JR4OZR/4 OKI 15m; FT8
AS-047 JS6TWW DAITO 15m; FT8
AS-078 JA8KSF HOKKAIDO 20m; FT8
EU-001 SV5BYR DODECANESE 15m; SSB
EU-005 G3PXT GREAT BRITAIN 20m; FT4
EU-005 G6UT GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
EU-005 GM0WRR GREAT BRITAIN 15m; SSB
EU-005 M0BEW GREAT BRITAIN 15m; CW
EU-005 M0DXT/P GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
EU-005 M0KCB/P GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
EU-005 M0NSI GREAT BRITAIN 15m; SSB
EU-005 M1TAP GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-005 M5WNS GREAT BRITAIN 40m; FT8
EU-005 M7CBI GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-005 MM0MMN GREAT BRITAIN 20m; RTTY
EU-013 GJ0KYZ JERSEY 15m; FT8
EU-014 TK5IH CORSICA 15m; FT8
EU-015 SV9IOI Crete 17m; SSB
EU-015 SX200COL Crete 15m; SSB
EU-018 OY1DZ FAROE 30m; FT8
EU-018 OY9JD FAROE 20m; SSB
EU-020 SM1ALH GOTLAND COUNTY 17m; SSB
EU-021 TF2MSN ICELAND 17m; SSB
EU-021 TF3T ICELAND 80m; SSB
EU-023 9H2NC MALTA 20m; FT4
EU-023 9H4CM MALTA 17m; SSB
EU-023 9H4CT MALTA 17m; SSB
EU-024 I4YSS SARDINIA 40m; SSB
EU-024 IS0IOA SARDINIA 40m; SSB
EU-025 IT9EJW/B SICILY 10m; CW
EU-025 IT9PQO SICILY 20m; SSB
EU-025 IT9VPT SICILY 20m; SSB
EU-029 OZ5BD Sjaelland 30m; FT8
EU-030 OZ1NKS/P BORNHOLM 40m; SSB
EU-041 IM0DTF MADDALENA 15m; FT8
EU-049 SV8DCW LESBOS 30m; FT4
EU-054 IF9ZWA EGADI 160/40/20m; FT8
EU-067 SZ200ERS KYKLADES 15m; CW
EU-115 EI3HGB/P IRELAND 20m; SSB
EU-115 GI3NVW IRELAND 20m; SSB
EU-120 M0OPV Isle of Wight 40m; SSB
EU-131 IK3PQH/P VENETO REGION 40/20m; SSB
EU-163 4O1HQ MONTENEGRO 40m; FT8
EU-170 IZ0MQN/P DALMATIA NORTH 40m; SSB
EU-172 OZ7PR/P JYLLAND EAST AND FYN 40m; SSB
EU-182 RO7C BLACK SEA COAST 80/20m; SSB
NA-008 VY0ERC NUNAVUT (ELLESMERE) 40m; SSB
NA-015 CO2CW CUBA 12m; FT8
NA-018 OX3HI Greenland 20m; FT8
NA-022 VP2EIH ANGUILLA 30/17m; SSB/FT8
NA-027 VO1CH NEWFOUNDLAND 15m; FT8
NA-027 VO1HP NEWFOUNDLAND 160m;
NA-029 VY2WW PRINCE EDWARD 80/40m; SSB
NA-032 FP5AC ST PIERRE AND MIQUELON 17m; SSB
NA-052 W2SE FLORIDA STATE SW (COLLIER/MONROE COUNTY) 20m; SSB
NA-057 HQ9X BAHIA 20m; CW
NA-058 KK4OMJ GEORGIA STATE 20m; SSB
NA-059 KL2JE FOX 20m; FT8
NA-059 NL8F FOX 40m; FT8
NA-099 KP4PUA PUERTO RICO 30/15m; SSB/FT8
NA-099 KP4KR PUERTO RICO 20/15m; SSB
NA-099 NP4AW PUERTO RICO 40m; CW
NA-099 NP4LA PUERTO RICO 10m; FT8
NA-105 FS5GL ST MARTIN 20m; CW
NA-106 NP2J VIRGIN 40m; CW
NA-106 NP2X VIRGIN 160m;
NA-137 W1AW MAINE STATE WEST (YORK TO KNOX COUNTY) 40m; SSB
NA-137 WT1A MAINE STATE WEST (YORK TO KNOX COUNTY) 40m; SSB
NA-138 W4CXT FLORIDA STATE NORTH EAST 40m; SSB
NA-143 N5BSB TEXAS STATE EAST 40m; SSB
NA-217 AK1K NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE 20m; FT8
OC-001 VK6TBR Australia 10m; FT8
OC-005 VK9DX NORFOLK 30m; CW
OC-016 3D2AG VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 20m; CW
OC-016 3D2USU VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 17/15m; CW
OC-021 YB1RUS JAVA 80m; FT8
OC-021 YB2TTM JAVA 40m; FT8
OC-032 FK4RD NEW CALEDONIA 17m; SSB
OC-032 FK8IK NEW CALEDONIA 20m; CW
OC-036 ZL1PWR NORTH 40m; SSB
OC-038 ZL7DX CHATHAM 15m; FT8
OC-042 4I1EBD LUZON 20m; SSB
OC-042 DU3CQ LUZON 40m; FT8
OC-134 ZL3RIK SOUTH 40m; FT8
OC-166 YC7RV KALIMANTAN'S COASTAL EAST 15m; FT8
OC-237 YB3LZ/P JAVA'S COASTAL 15m; FT8
SA-002 VP8LP FALKLAND 20m; FT8
SA-008 LU1XU GRANDE DE TIERRA DEL FUEGO 15m; FT8
SA-012 YV7WGA Margarita 15m; FT8
SA-068 8R1AK/p LEGUAN 40m; SSB
SA-099 PJ2ND CURACAO 40m; CW
** 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"
AF-115. (Update/NEW IOTA). Reports continue to indicate that an oper-
ation from Mukawwar Island, Sudan, will take place but now
not until late 2022. The callsign ST6SIT which was announced
may now be changed. Look for more details to be forthcoming.
AS-140. (Update) Operators Manju/S21AM, Fazlay/S21IRC and possibly
Aminul/S21D will be active from Manpura Island between December
16-22nd. It was reported on November 14th, the callsign S21DX
got approval from Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory
Commission. They will operate with two stations (w/100w) into
one multi-band beam, two verticals and 1 multi-band inverted
V. Activity will be mainly SSB on 10m, 15m, 20m and some 40m
if propagation permits. They have also decided to use FT8/FT4.
QSL via ED7DX, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. They are looking
for support. For more details and updates, see: https://s21dx.org
AS-177. Operators Madhu/VU3NPI (Team Leader), Mahendra/VU2MNX, Lion/
VU2JHM, Ram/VU2GRM, Giri/VU3GDS, "KK"/VU3UNO, Nyjil/VU3ZNG,
Vijayakrishnan/VU3KWK and VU3ZLP will activate St. Georges
Islands between December 3-6th. The team is awaiting for final
permission to land and a special callsign. Activity will be on
40-12 meters using CW, SSB and FT8, with 100 watts into a
parasitic array, 20m vertical, Delta Loop and a Bravo 7K 40-10m
vertical. QSL information will be announced later.
EU-189. A team of 3 expeditioners are planning to land on Rockall
Island during June 2022, more than 200 nautical miles from
the west coast of Scotland and the nearest civilization. Their
intention is to survive on the island for one week and to raise
£1,000,000 for Children's Hospice South West & The Royal Navy
and Royal Marines Charity. Dates for the expedition is between
June 1-14th, 2022. For more details, see:
During this expedition, well known DXpeditioner and IOTA
activator, Nobby, G0VJG, will be joining the team to be the
sole radio operator to activate the island, weather permitting,
for "1-2 days"; as MM0UKI/P. Specific days have not been an-
nounced yet, but will be once he is closer to his operation.
Activity will be only on two bands (40/20m). QSL via M0OXO's
OQRS. For future updates, follow Nobby's Twitter page at:
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......
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Jaime, WP3A, will be active as KP2B from Chris-
tiansted, VI, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a
Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via EB7DX.
MD4, ISLE OF MAN. Members of the "Contest Group The Manx Kippers" (GD4XUM)
will be active as MD4K from the Isle of Man (EU-116) during the CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL MD4K via G3NKC.
Operators mentioned are David/G3NKC, Roger/G4BVY, John/G4IRN and Martin/
G4XUM. Look for operators to possibly be active outside of the contest
signing as GD/homecall.
MW5, WALES. Ian, G3WVG, will be active as MW5B during CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 27-28th) as a Single-Operator/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL
ONLY via LoTW or ClubLog. No direct cards please.
OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Tomi, OH6EI, will be active as OH0Z during the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry.
QSL via W0MM.
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. Currently, Ezra, PE0V, reports that he is visiting his in-laws
in Aruba, and is expected to be active as P4/PE0V. No QSNs have been
reported yet, but be looking for him. QSL via the PA Bureau.
PJ2, CURACAO. Operators Juan/AC6ZM, Ed/K1EP, Adrian/KO8SCA, Richard/N6AA,
Max/NG7M, Rob/VE4GV, Geoff/W0CG, Jim/WI9WI and Gabi/YO8WW will be active
as PT2T from the Caribbean Contesting Consortium's (CCC) Signal Point
contest station on Curacao Island (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) during the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL PJ2T via
W3HNK. Outside the contest, operators will probably be signing PJ2/homecall
or their own personal PJ2 callsign. QSL via their home callsigns.
PJ4, BONAIRE (Reminder). Rob, PD5ROB, is now active as PJ4/PD5ROB from
Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) until December 3rd. Activity will be
holiday style on various HF bands. QSL via the Bureau.
PJ7, SINT MAARTEN (Update). Oleh, KD7WPJ/UR5BCP, who is expected to be
active as PJ7/UR5BCP from Sint Maarten (NA-105) until November 24th,
reports that his IC-7100 stopped working upon arrival on November 18th.
He hopes Marco, FS4WBS, will loan him his IC-7300. Oleh must have received
another radio because there were QSNs reported on the 19th. Remember, his
activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via KD7WPJ.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 22-28th).......
Nov/22nd HN Nov/25th HN Nov/27th BN
Nov/23rd HN Nov/26th BN Nov/28th 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
PZ, SURINAME. Fox, PD0FOX, has announced that he is making plans to
operate as PZ5JT in the vicinity of Zanderij. Look for more details
to be forthcoming.
QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu) (November 21st)
QSL-INFO from various sources provided by OPDX
3Z150PO via SP2KFQ HB60ANT via OQRS OM7M via OM4MM
3Z9W via SP9EZM HC1M via EC5R OQ5M via ON5ZO (L/e)
4K6MAR via DC9RI HC1WS via EC5R OT5IDPD via ON6WL
4O1HQ via E77E HC1Y via EC5R OY1OF via M0URX & (L)
4U1A via UA3DX HC3RJ via EC5R PA50DQB via PE1KEC
4U1GSC via 9A2AA HC5EG via EA5GL PA51EVH via PF1SCT
5H3WX via HA3JB HC6CR via EC5R PJ2MAN via EC5AHA
5R8AL via G3SWH HC6IM via EC5R PJ2ND via K8ND
8P6RY via KU9C HF150KCH via SP2KFQ PJ4MM via PA4MM
9A10FF via 9A2MF HG6O via HA6OA PV2K via EA5GL
9K9OMAN via 9K2RA HS0ZME via SM6NT R2021DX via RQ7L
9N7AA via S57DX (L) IQ5PJ via IK5WOB SD5X via SM5KNV
9Z4Y via 9Z4Y (L) IY5PLS via IK5WOB SJ9WL via LA7TIA
A25HL via ZS6WB JE1XUZ/JD1 via (d/B) SX200JAO via SV2JAO (O/d/L)
A451ND via M0OXO KH0/N1ZZZ via N1ZZZ SX200RRP via SV1RRP
A71OMAN via A71A L21RCA via LU4AA TA4/G0UPL via G0UPL
A91WTVD via EC6DX LZ01MLN via LZ1PM TM100ORP via (e/B)
AM1111L via EA1URL LZ6C via LZ2UW TM60ANT via F8DVD
AM500ESP via EA7URF NL8F via N7RO TT8FC via EA3GWK
CN8QN via EA7FTR NP3VI via EA5GL TZ1CE via DK1CE
CN8SG via EA7FTR OE120WOR via OE7WOR UE31DX via RQ7L
CP4BT via IK2DUW OG4W via OH4AB V44RR via EA5ZD
CR5O via CT7AJL & (L) OG66X via OH8GDU (d/L) V85A via EB7DX
DL31MDXC via DL7NV OL1X via OK4PA VE2PEACE via VE2JCW
DL35EUDXF via DL4EAX OL2J via OK2BPV VU2ABE via AB1F (L/C/e)
EH2EUS via EA2TP (O/L) OL5Y via OK1FUA XE3E via EA5ZD
EX8NR via RW6HS OL70DG via OK1DG ZA/IK2RLM via IZ2LSP
FH/FR5DX via FR5DX OL9Z via OK2PVF ZL25NZ via ZL3CW & (L)
FJ/KP4DO via KP4DO (d) OM/CT1DRB via EA4URE ZL7DX via M0OXO
FR4PJ via EB7DX OM0R via OM3GI
(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......
NEW QSL ROUTE. Pedro, EA5GL, reports that he is now the QSL Manager
for Ruel, DU1VGX, in Pasig City, Philippines, and Makmur, YF5NB, Lingga
Island (OC-107), Indonesia.
QSL STATUS. Ken, LA7GIA, reported on November 18th: "TL7M + TL8AO
Express LoTW has been uploaded today to early donors! QSL card to be
designed by UX5UO."
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3B9FR, 3D2AG, 4A5E, 8J1RL, 8Q7RM, 9A5W, 9G5FI,
C4W, C5C, CE6CGX, CR6K, DF0HQ, DP6A, EA7HPI, EA8RM, EB5A, ED1R, F5BZB,
F6KOP, HD8R, IO9A, IR4X, JT1CO, KL7J, KP2B, LU6ETB, LZ9W, M6T, OE2E,
OK1KSL, ON7BJ, OQ5M, P40W, PJ2T, PJ4K, PT5J, PX2A, PY0F, PY2BN, PY2EX,
S9OK, SZ1A, TL7M, V31DL, VA2UR, VK2HV, VK5PW, VK6ANC, VK6EI, YU1FW,
Z6/DL7UCX and ZF1A
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4S7AB, 5T1GM, 6K0FS (AS-105), HH5/KC0W, N6MSO,
SV2RSG/A, VA6ZO and W4V
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....
S5100, SLOVENIA (Special Event). Members of the Radioclub Moravce will
be active as S5100I to celebrate 100th anniversary of the discovery of
insulin. Look for S5100I to be active until December 31st. QSL via the
Bureau or direct.
SPECIAL EVENT. To celebrate the 31st anniversary/founding of the Inter-
national Miller-DX-Club, look for the following stations to be on the
air: DL31MDXC (QSL via DL7NV, eQSL); R2021DX and UE31DX (QSL via RQ7L,
SU9, EGYPT. Vlad, UA4WHX, is once again active as SU9VB from Egypt. He
was heard this past weekend on 17/15 meters (between 1300-1550z) using
CW and SSB. Length of stay is not known. QSL via his home callsign.
UA7, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Claimed by UB7K). Operators Oleg/R3FA, Oleg/RK3AW,
Andrei/RK7A, Alexey/RU7A, Andrey/RW7K, Alexander/RY7Y, Serge/UA0SC, Vlad-
imir/UA3A, Andy/UB7K and Kostyantyn/VE3LA will be active as UA7K during
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL
via LoTW. PLEASE NOTE: UA7K is in the Ukrainian city in Crimea, illegally
occupied by Russia since 2014, and not recognized by U.S. and other
V2, ANTIGUA. Bud, AA3B, will once again be active as V26K from Antigua
(NA-100) between November 21-29th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. His
operations outside of the contest will have an emphasis on CW. QSL via
LoTW or via AA3B, direct or by the Bureau. An OQRS will be available
V3, BELIZE. Damian, G4LHT, is now active as V31HT from San Pedro, Amber-
gris Caye (NA-073) until November 29th. Activity will be on various HF
bands using FT8 and SSB with 10 watts. QSL via his home callsign or eQSL.
V3, BELIZE. Bill, K4XS (V31XX), will be active as V3X from Consejo Shores,
Belize, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th). QSL via K4XS
direct only (for QSOs after June 2020). Outside of the contest, Bill has
been heard as V31XX on 80/20/17/15 meters using CW and SSB.
V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS (Update). Bob, WX4G, will once again be active
as V4/WX4G from the V47JA station at Calypso Bay on St. Kitts (NA-104)
between November 24th and December 2nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters,
including 60m, using CW, SSB, and FT8/FT4, with yagis and verticals. He
also plans to be active as V48A (not V47A) during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via WX4G, eQSL,
ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
VK6, AUSTRALIA. Kevin, VK6LW, will be active as VK6T during the CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Jim, K4QPL, will be active as VP5M from
Providenciales Island (NA-002) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
27-28th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL VP5M via K4QPL or LoTW.
Look for possible activity outside of the contest using the callsign
Z2, ZIMBABWE. Operators Tom/DL7BO and Tom/DJ6TF will be active as Z22O
and Z21A, respectively, from Harare, Zimbabwe, between December 2-15th.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8/FT4. Their equip-
ment are two Icom IC-7300 transceivers and 1kw amplifier using 18m GP
for low bands. QSL both callsigns via DJ6TF, for Ukraine stations via
UY5ZZ or LoTW.
ZP, PARAGUAY. Ed, N2TA, will be active as ZP5AA from the Radio Club
Paraguayo in Asuncion, Paraguay, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL Manager for ZP5AA Radio Club
Paraguayo is ZP5DBC.