The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1544
December 13, 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, WO2N, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, W4DTA,
W4VQ, K8YSE, KT8D, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX
News Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, E73Y, F1ULQ, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles
DX, F6EXV, HB9DNG/F5UKV, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, LB6GG, Sixitalia
Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO and VK6VY 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, 5th/December, through Sunday, 12th/December there were 214
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X,
8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP,
BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E5/s,
E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ,
FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH,
HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, 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, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0,
S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT,
TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E,
VP5, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU,
YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, 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".
3A, MONACO. Members of Association of Radio Amateurs from Monaco (ARM)
will be using the special callsign 3A5M to celebrate the 100th anni-
versary of the passing of Prince Albert 1st of Monaco (1848-1922). He
was a humanist, founder of the Institute of Peace, scientist, founder of
the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, of the Oceanographic institute, the
Institute of Human Paleontology, etc.... Activity will take place between
April 1st and May 31st, 2022. Operations will be on various HF bands
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via the 3A Bureau.
3B8, MAURITIUS (Update). Ray, HB9DNG/F5UKV (ex-9Q5RP), will be moving and
be active as 3B8HH from the small village of Pereybèrein, very close to
Cap Malheureux in the north part of Mauritius, starting around the January
20th, 2022. He informs OPDX that he will be running up to 100 watts into
wires and EndFed antennas. Activity will be on 80-2 meters (possibly 160m)
using mainly CW and some SSB. Having his station is completely installed,
Ray plans to operate some digital (PSK at the beginning; then RTTY). He
also mentions that he might use FM on 10 meters. His operating schedule
will be more or less daily; probably starting from 1800 UTC and onward
accordingly to propagation conditions. Regarding QSLing, Ray states that
he is "from the old school and like 'paper QSL'." At the very beginning,
Ray will start with direct QSLing, but very quickly will use the Mauritian
MARS (Mauritius Amateur Radio Society) QSL Bureau. Currently, he does not
have a QSL Manager. He will upload his log to ClubLog. There will be NO
eQSL. More info about the operator and his station is available on QRZ.Com
4C, MEXICO. Zalo, XE3N, plans to be active as 4C10M from Playa del Carmen,
Quintana Roo, Mexico, for 10 days on 10 meters between December 10-20th.
Activity will be on on SSB and the Digital modes and did include the
2021 ARRL 10 Meter Contest (December 11-12th) this past weekend. QSL via
8Q, MALDIVES. Tom, OE1TRI, is planning to be active as 8Q7TR from South
Ari Atoll (WW Loc. MJ63ko). Specific dates have not been announced yet.
He states that this is neither a DXpedition nor IOTA - just having some
fun during my holidays :-). My mobile equipment: Xiegu G90 + Chameleon
EMCOMM II for HF and an Anytone AT-D578UV for UHF/VHF." QSL via OE1TRI
9N, NEPAL (Update). Robert, 9N7AA (S53R), posted following update on
QRZ.com, dated December 11th [edited]: We have now moved to the new resi-
dence and a couple of vertical dipoles were strung from a Spiderbeam pole
on the upper terrace of our top floor apartment. I mostly run on 17m as
other bands sound rather empty. A new antenna mast was manufactured locally
and delivered today and Ultra Beam / WIMO 2 element Yagi (40-6m) is still
at the customs. If all stars align, I will be able to install it before
the end of the year. 160/80 will have to wait for a while, though. I have
an idea how to install quarter-wave slopers, but this will need some negotia-
tions with the neighbors, as the wires will go over two adjacent land
plots. Kathmandu is veeeeery densely populated.
Equipment from my previous operation is still stuck in Kabul and we are
trying hard to bring it to Kathmandu. As of very recently a single com-
mercial flight is finally available to Dubai, so there is a little tiny
light at the end of the tunnel.
For those constantly asking - 60m band is not permitted in Nepal.
QSL via S57DX, direct only, and of course, LoTW and ClubLog will be
updated at least once a week. OQRS will also be enabled soon.
PLEASE NOTE that 9N7AA was previously issued to Andy, UA3AA. QSL for
Andy's operation in March-April 2014 goes via Andy Gromov, PO Box 873,
Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA.
A721, QATAR (Special Event). Members of the Qatar Amateur Radio Society
(A71A) are currently active as A721FAC during the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup
being held in Qatar until December 18th. QSL via the Bureau or direct
to the address listed on QRZ.com.
D6, COMOROS (Postponed). Members of the F6KOP Radio Club that were planning
to activate Comoros Islands (AF-007) sometime between mid-to-end January
in 2022 have now postpone their operation due to current Covid situation.
They state, "We must sadly announce that due to the actual pandemic situ-
ation, travels to Austral Africa are no more allowed. We waited as long
as possible and the decision was very difficult to take. It's safer for
the team not to travel now. We decided to postpone the DXpedition later
in 2022, when all gets again quieter." Look for more details to be forth-
coming. A Web page (under construction) is available at:
EI90, IRELAND (Special Event). Members of the Irish Radio Transmitters
Society (IRTS) will activate the special callsign EI90IRTS to mark 90th
anniversary of the founding of their organization. The IRTS was formed
in 1932. The EI90IRTS callsign will be used throughout 2022. QSL via EI6AL.
FO/A, AUSTRAL ISLANDS (Update to OPDX.1543). Jacek, SP5EAQ, will be
active as FO/SP5EAQ from Rimatara Island (OC-050, WW Loc. BG37oi) between
March 2-30th, 2022 (if the pandemic permits). This will be a SSB operation
on various HF bands as well as the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th)
signing with the special callsign TX5AQ. QSL via SP7DQR.
FT4/X, KERGUELEN ISLAND (Update). As reported last week, Arthur, FT4XW,
is totally new to ham radio, and is currently working on the Kerguelen
Islands at Port-aux-Francais on a scientific mission as a electronic
engineer. He has been there since October, and will be there until Decem-
ber 2022. He states that he has a XIEGU G90 and a DX Commander SOTA/POTA
vertical antenna. Thierry, F6CUK, the operator who will be going to Crozet
Island (FT/W), is currently in touch with Arthur, and states that he is
a "legitimate operator" but has been too busy to operate. QSL via F6EXV,
either direct (standard procedures) or by the Bureau. LoTW will be uploaded
6 months after end of operation. As of December 12th, there has been NO
QSNs reported yet.
HD8R GALAPAGOS ISLAND PRESENTATION/TALK (Now On YouTube.com). Steve, W4DTA,
hosted another Association of Amateur Radio of Venezuela, Santiago de Leon
de Caracas Chapter (YV5ARV), ZOOM presentation. If you missed the live
presentation/talk with Toni, EA5RM, on the recent HD8R Galapagos Island
operation on December 11th, it is now available on YouTube.com. It is,
however, in Spanish but Steve believes YouTube should allow you to set
up subtitles. The video is about 1:46 long, and can be viewed on YouTube.com
HZ19, SAUDI ARABIA (Special Event). Members of the Saudi Association of
Radio Amateurs (SARA) [HZ1SAR] will use the special event callsign HZ19SAT
to celebrate the launch of a Saudi satellite until December 28th. The 19
in the callsign means it has been 19 years since the Saudis launched a
"cubesat" satellite. QSL via HZ1SAR.
II1, ITALY (Special Event). Members of the Italian Naval Old Rhythmers
Club (INORC) [IQ1NM] will be active as II1TCWC until December 17th.
Activity is to to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the first trans-
oceanic wireless communication made on 12th of December, 1901, by Gug-
lielmo Marconi. The wireless transmission took place from Poldhu (Corn-
wall, UK) to Saint John's (on the island of Newfoundland, Canada). The
transmission of radio waves across the ocean was not - at the time -
thought possible due to the earth's curvature; this was the thesis sup-
ported by the scientists of that period. But Guglielmo Marconi managed
to prove the groundlessness of those theories. Activity will ONLY be on
CW on various HF bands. A special award is available (in PDF format);
for details see QRZ.com. A special memorial commemorative QSL will be
sent via Bureau to all QSOs.
IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between December 6-11th (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
------ ---------- ------------- ------------
AF-004 EA8CH CANARY 40m; SSB
AF-004 EA8OM CANARY 15m; FT8
AF-004 EA8WK CANARY 20m; SSB
AF-018 IH9YMC PANTELLERIA 60m;
AF-022 ZD7BG ST HELENA 10m; CW
AF-022 ZD7FT ST HELENA 15m; SSB
AN-015 8J1RL SOUTH SHETLAND 30m; FT8
AS-004 5B4VL Cyprus 40/20m; SSB
AS-007 JA1SCE HONSHU 15m; FT8
AS-007 JA7BXS HONSHU 160m;
AS-007 JA7LIP HONSHU 15m; FT8
AS-007 JA7MIT HONSHU 15m; FT8
AS-007 JE1JIM HONSHU 15m; FT8
AS-007 JE1JKT HONSHU 15m; FT8
AS-007 JG1EZF HONSHU 15m; FT8
AS-007 JH1PTA HONSHU 15m; FT8
AS-007 JH3OWW HONSHU 15m; FT8
AS-007 JH4UTP HONSHU 10m; CW
AS-007 JM7OLW HONSHU 15m; CW
AS-007 JO7KMB HONSHU 40m; FT8
AS-007 JR3IIR HONSHU 40m; FT8
AS-018 RA0FF SAKHALIN 40m; SSB
AS-076 JA5FDJ SHIKOKU 10m; CW
AS-076 JA5MHD SHIKOKU 15m; FT8
AS-078 JA8BNP HOKKAIDO 17m; FT8
AS-078 JA8COE HOKKAIDO 17m; SSB
AS-078 JH8RBY HOKKAIDO 17m; SSB
AS-078 JL8PZO HOKKAIDO 17m; SSB
AS-078 JJ8DEN HOKKAIDO 15m; FT8
AS-088 A721FAC QATAR 20m; SSB
AS-140 S21DX Char Kukri-Mukri 40/20m; FT8
AS-200 JI3DST/5 SHODO 20m; CW
EU-004 EA6ANA BALEARIC 40m; SSB
EU-004 EA6EJ BALEARIC 80m; CW
EU-004 EA6KB BALEARIC 20m; SSB
EU-005 G0MTK GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB/RTTY
EU-005 GB120MT GREAT BRITAIN 40m; CW
EU-005 GW0WWQ GREAT BRITAIN 20m; PSK31
EU-005 M0IHT GREAT BRITAIN 15m; FT8
EU-005 M0XXT GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-005 MM0MMN GREAT BRITAIN 40/20m; RTTY/FT4
EU-009 GM8OFQ ORKNEY 40m; SSB
EU-015 SV9RKU Crete 17m; SSB
EU-020 SM1ALH GOTLAND COUNTY 20m; CW
EU-024 IS0ACP SARDINIA 40m; SSB
EU-024 IS0SLM SARDINIA 15m; FT8
EU-025 IT9FJC SICILY 40m; SSB
EU-043 SM6JQZ GOTEBORG OCH BOHUS/HALLAND COUNTY 17m; FT8
EU-115 EI2IP IRELAND 40m; CW
EU-115 EI5DS IRELAND 17m; CW
EU-115 MI0AIH IRELAND 20/17m; SSB
EU-131 IK3PQH/P VENETO REGION 40/20m; SSB
EU-172 OZ7PR/P JYLLAND EAST AND FYN 40m; SSB
NA-015 CM2XN CUBA 40m; FT8
NA-022 VP2EIH ANGUILLA 17m; FT8
NA-046 WA1EXA MASSACHUSETTS STATE SOUTH 15m; FT8
NA-067 NC4AT NORTH CAROLINA STATE EAST 40m; SSB
NA-072 HP1CDW PANAMA/DARIEN PROVINCE 15m; FT8
NA-076 WB8LES FLA STATE NW (JEFFERSON-HERNANDO COUNTY) 40m; SSB
NA-099 KP3N PUERTO RICO 20m; CW
NA-099 KP4JRS PUERTO RICO 17m; FT8
NA-099 KP4RK PUERTO RICO 17/15m; CW/SSB
NA-099 WP4J PUERTO RICO 15m; FT8
NA-105 PJ7/NZ1C ST MARTIN 17m; CW
NA-105 TO9W ST MARTIN 160/40/30/20/17/15m; CW/SSB/RTTY/FT4
NA-108 J69DS ST LUCIA 40m; FT8
NA-108 J69Z ST LUCIA 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK6BMA Australia 10m; FT8
OC-001 VK6LW Australia 15m; CW
OC-006 VK7DD TASMANIA 10m; FT8
OC-016 3D2AG VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 10m; CW
OC-019 WH6S HAWAIIAN 17m; FT8
OC-021 YB0ECT JAVA 20m; CW
OC-032 FK4RD NEW CALEDONIA 17m; SSB
OC-036 ZL2JBR NORTH 20m; SSB
OC-038 ZL7DX CHATHAM 80m; FT8
OC-042 4I1EBD LUZON 20m; SSB
OC-046 FO5QB WINDWARD 30m; FT8
OC-146 YB0AR CELEBES 40m; SSB
OC-166 YC7RV KALIMANTAN'S COASTAL EAST 40m; FT8
SA-046 PY7XAF PERNAMBUCO STATE 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-032. Take, JI3DST, will once again be active from Nishinoomate
City, Tanega Island (Osumi Islands), between 0700z, Decem-
ber 25th and 0000z, January 10th. He will use the following
JI3DST/6 for DX mainly
JI3DST/5 on FT8 (not use JI3DST/P on FT8)
JS6RRR/6 (Mainly for JA, Sub for DX), JS6RRR/P (for FT8)
JJ5RBH/6 (Mainly for JA, Sub for DX), JJ5RBH/P(for FT8)
Activity will be on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6/2 meters using
CW, SSB, FM, RTTY and FT8. Operations may vary in case of
heavy rains or other conditions. Please check QRZ.com for
details. Look for logs to be posted on ClubLog and LoTW.
AS-140. (Update) Operators Manju/S21AM and Fazlay/S21IRC are now active
as S21DX from Char Kukri-Mukri Island until December 16th.
Activity will be mainly SSB, FT8/FT4 and QO-100. Their posted
frequencies via their Web page are:
SSB - 7120, 14250, 21350 and 28600 kHz
FT8 - 7090, 10126, 14090, 18095, 21090, 24925 and 28090 kHz
** FT8 is (F/H). SSB Phone frequency might change due to
local QRM and Antenna SWR. This are suggested frequency.
QSL via ED7DX, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. They are looking
for support. For more details, pictures and updates, see their
Web and FaceBook pages: https://s21dx.org
NA-067. Mike, W7LG, announced on QRZ.com that he will again be active
from Rodanthe, Hatteras Island, between October 24-29th, 2022.
His callsign will probably be W7LG/4 again and activity will
be holiday style on 80/40/20 meters using CW and SSB. He usually
suggests to look for him between 1600-2100z and 0000-0230z.
QSL via W7LG, direct, eQSL or LoTW.
NA-249. (Update) Members of the Radio Operadores del Este (RODE) will
be active as KP3RE from from Vieques Island between February
25-27th, 2022. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes
plus the satellites. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 3675, 7025, 10105, 14025, 18085, 21025, 24890 and 28025 kHz
SSB - 3795, 7190, 14195, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28490 kHz
FT8 - 3567, 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095, 21091, 24911 and 28091 kHz
* FT8 will be in the DXpedition mode.
The team states that they will start on a simplex frequency then
switch to split 5-10 kHz UP or DOWN. Satellite operations will
be on the FM and Linear Satellites (from WW Loc. FK78). QSL via
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. Operators David/EB7DX, Jimmy/KP2BH and Jaime/WP3A
will be active as KP2B during the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March
5-6th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via EB7DX.
OFFICERS ELECTED FOR 2022-2023. The following have been elected for
the Kansas City DX Club for the 2022-2023 year:
President - Chuck Italy, K0XM
Vice President - Lee Ward, K0LW
Treasurer - Rick Parent, W0ZAP
Secretary - Charlie Hett, K0THN
For more details about the Kansas City DX Club, see:
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.
PG44, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Lars, PH0NO, announced that he
will be active with the special callsign PG44FF to promote the World-
Wide Flora & Fauna award program (http://wwff.co) as well as the Dutch
program "PAFF" (http://www.pa-ff.nl) beginning late 2021 through early
2022. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS. See QRZ.com for more details.
PJ7, SINT MAARTEN. George, NZ1C, is active as PJ7/NZ1C from Sint Maarten
Island (NA-105) until December 20th. Activity will be on various HF bands
(40/30/20/17/15m) using mainly FT4, CW and some SSB. QSL via LoTW, eQSL,
or if you really need a paper QSL please send it via EA5GL.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (December 13-19th).......
Dec/13th DIS Dec/16th DIS Dec/18th BN
Dec/14th DIS Dec/17th BN Dec/19th DIS
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 Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu) (Dec. 12th)
QSL-INFO from various sources provided by OPDX
2E0CVN/2ZE via 2E0CVN G0SFJ/2ZE via G0SFJ (e) PJ2/YO8WW via YO8WW
3B8CW via N4GNR G4UZE/2ZE via G4UZE PY5ZHP via SP7CVW
4U1UN via HB9BOU GB120MT via (L/e/n/NB) PZ5JW via EA5GL
4Y1A via UA3DX HI7/DL2SBY via DL2SBY R1941MB via R2DX
5V7ST via PIRATE HI7/YT1AD via YT1AD R200NN via RC3M
5X4E via IZ3ZLG HI7/YT3M via YT3M RT60ANT via RZ3EC
5Z4PA via M0URX HS0ZME via SM6NT SF6F via SA6FOL (L)
6W1TG via EA4R & (L) IB3ABM via IU3EDK SP60ANT via SP3POB
7S60BQ via SM7BHM IQ5ZP via 9A8MDC SX200DZB via SV1DZB
8P6ET via KU9C JG8NQJ/JD1 via JA8CJY TA4/OH2KW via OH2KW & (L)
9A64AA via 9A2AA K3S via K3LU TG9ADM via EA5GL
9J2BG via HB9EWU KH7X via K2PF TI2VVV via EC6DX
9K2JJ via EA5GL LB1SF via LA2L TM1B via F5TLN
9V1YC via W5UE LW3DG via EA7FTR TM1TLT via F8KFP
A721FAC via A71A LX40DA via LX1DA & (L) TM4TLT via F4KIP
A950ND via EC6DX LX5MF via LX1KQ & (L) TM60ANT via F8DVD
AP2FLY via EA7FTR LY21XMAS via LY2QT TM6M via F4DXW
BW2/JP1RIW via BM2JCC LZ95MA via LZ1ZF TR8CA via F6CBC
CO2WP via NA7L M0IPU/2ZE via M0IPU TZ1CE via DK1CE
CT9/DK7YY via DK7YY OF9X via OH2BH UK8GCP via RW6HS
CX2DK via EA5GL (d) OG60IPA via OH4MDY V51LZ via EA5GL
D4L via IK2NCJ OG6B via OH5ZA V55Y via DK2WH
EA7/WP3A via EB7DX OM700MHZ via OM2FY V85A via EB7DX
EA9KB via EA7FTR OP5T via ON4DS VP8VK via GM3ITN
EH3EUS via EA2TP OS4OSA via ON6EF VX3INSULIN via VE3NOO
EH5MM via EA5GVZ OX3XR via PA3249 (d/L/e) XT2AW via M0OXO
EM30YUARL via UX7UU P4/PE0V via PE0V ZC4RH via G4WXJ
EN95WLKK via UR5WQ PA21SANTA via PA1AW
G0DYW/2ZE via G0DYW PJ2/KO8SCA via KO8SCA
(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......
REMINDER. Pedro, EA5GL, wants to remind everyone that if you still
need to receive a DX0K QSL from Spratly Island [IOTA OC-051] during
Feb-Apr 2005, you can still request a card from him via direct or by
L22D QSL ROUTE. Pedro, EA5GL, states, "I have retrieved another log
of past operations (L22D, IOTA SA-022) and I have the QSL ready. If
you need it, you can request it from me directly or by the Bureau."
NEW QSL ROUTE/MANAGER. Boris, E73Y, reports with the sudden passing of
his dear friend and fellow QSL Manager Robert, E77E, Boris has taken
over the QSL management job for the contest station E7DX, Zoran/E76C
and Braco/E77DX. He mentions that due to him also accepting the duties
of being the E7 QSL Bureau Manager, Boris will handle only direct QSL
requests for the above callsigns received by mail or Clublog's OQRS.
All three LOG's are uploaded to LoTW, and those in need for a confir-
mation can get it there instead of sending the QSL card via bureau.
His mailing address remains the same: Boris Knezovic, P.O. Box 59,
71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3B8/M0SDV, C5B, DH8BQA, DK1RS, E7DX, ED7R, EI7M,
FR4NT, HK3JJH, KG5JIM, LU1DX, MW0USK, NT4OM, PI4COM, S58D, TM0R, TO9W,
V3A, VE2IM, WB7BKM, WP4SD, YT1AA and ZF5T
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: D60AB, SV2RSG/A and V3A
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3XA8DX, 9A5W ,9A5Y, 9A708DX, DK7ZT,
DL3AVI, I4LCK, IT9BGY, KH1/KH7Z, SP8HKT, SP9BGL, VP8PJ and Z66D
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....
S7, SEYCHELLES. Fabian, DF3XY, is now active as S79/DF3XY from Seychelles
until December 17th. Activity will be holiday style and mainly on 40/20
meters using SSB and FT8. QSL via his home callsign.
TBDXC 2022 DX ULTRA- MARATHON (Press Release, dated December 6th). The
following was sent out by Hans, LB6GG [edited]: The True Blue DXers Club
is happy to announce the 2022 DX Ultra-Marathon.
Introductory video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-Pcca3J56U
This initiative was first launched in 2021, with the aim of promoting
CW and SSB activity on the HF bands, during contests but also, and perhaps
especially, in-between contests. By the end of the first year, we expect
that nearly 200 brave DXers will have taken up the challenge, making a
total of almost half a million QSOs. The results of the top scorers are
nothing short of extraordinary, but it is heartening to see that the
Ultra-Marathon was enjoyed by dozens of stations at all levels.
Augusto, IK4RQJ, who topped the Low Power SSB category, says "I started
out of pure curiosity, and then, slowly, the Marathon almost turned into
a drug. Day after day I spent hours on the air, looking for QSOs... I would
have never believed to be able to log nearly 12,000 QSOs in a year. The
Marathon brought back the feelings I had at the beginning of my ham
'career', 30 years ago."
The Ultra-Marathon has something for everybody. You can put in an all-out
effort and compete for a top position in one of the many categories. Or,
you can compete against yourself - see what you can achieve within the
limits of your available time and setup. Most important is that this com-
petition brings back the excitement of amateur radio, each and every day.
This year-long competition is about contacting as many different stations
as possible, on as many bands as possible, in as many DXCC countries and
WAZ Zones as possible. Essentially, it is about making QSOs, working DX,
being active and enjoying your hobby.
The rules and the scoring system (https://www.tbdxc.net/marathon) are
practically identical to the CQ World Wide contest. However, this is NOT
a "59 001" kind of competition - it is NOT a year-long contest. It is
intended to promote everyday activity on CW and SSB: real activity, real
contacts, real QSOs between people, as opposed to computers talking to
Participating could not be easier. Once you have signed up and chosen
your mode and power category, all you have to do is to make QSOs and
then upload your log in ADIF format. You can do this as often as you
want. Each time, your score is automatically calculated according to
the rules, and the leader-board for your chosen category is updated.
You will be able to track your progress and, if you are a competitive
type, check your score against others in real time.
We look forward to seeing you! Please remember that for registration,
log upload, leader-boards, rules, Frequently Asked Questions, requests
for help, and all things Marathon, the address is:
73, Hans Ostnell LB6GG - Marathon Manager
TO9, ST. MARTIN (Correction). Last week we mentioned that Guy, VE2BWL,
was on the TO9W team. Unfortunately, Guy could not make the trip and
Bob, W9AP, filled his spot. Operation is now QRT. QSL via W9ILY and LoTW.
ClubLog's OQRS is preferred for Bureau or direct cards.
TRANSATLANTIC TEST DISCUSSION (YouTube Video). DX Engineering (DXE) has
an interesting discussion video by Frank Donovan/W3LPL, John Facella/K9JF
and Tim Duffy/K3LR, on the "Transatlantic Test" which took place this
past Saturday, December 11th. Their discussion goes into the history and
the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the "Transatlantic Test".
Video is just under 30 min. long. It can be viewed at:
TZ, MALI (Update). Ulmar, DK1CE, is once again active as TZ1CE from the
QTH of Jeff, TZ4AM/K1MMB, in Bamako, Mali, and has extended his stay until
December 15th. 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. NO LoTW.
UN30/UO30/UP30/UQ30, KAZAKHSTAN (Special Event). Members of the Association
of Amateur Radio Services of Kazakhstan (AARSK) will be active with four
special callsigns (UN30RK, UO30RK, UP30RK and UQ30RK) to celebrate the
30th anniversary of the Republic of Kazakhstan's independence (December
16th, 1991) between December 11-19th. A special diploma is available.
See QRZ.com under special callsigns. QSL via ClubLog or LoTW. No paper
QSL will be provided.
V3, BELIZE. Operators Robert/K5PI (V31AT), John/WC0W (V31TP), Madison/W5MJ
(V31IT), Karl/AD0KH, Nancie/NM0C, Leigh/WC0T, Steve/WW0G and Keith/VE7KW
will be active as V3T from San Ignacio, Belize, during the ARRL Inter-
national DX CW Contest (February 19-20th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power
entry. QSL V3T and V31TP via WC0W or LoTW (no ClubLog). Look for oper-
ations before and after the contest by the operators. They will mostly
focus on CW and on the 30/17/12 meter bands. QSL V31IT via M0URX or OQRS.
QSL V31AT via K5PI, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS. Victor, WB0AA, will be active as V4/WB0AA from
Calypso Bay on Saint Kitts (NA-104), QTH of John/W5JON/V47JA, between
December 22-30th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB,
with a Yaesu FT450D with 100 watts into verticals. QSL via the Bureau
and possibly LoTW.
VK9C, COCOS KEELING ISLANDS. Operators Zeljko/VK6VY, Steve/VK6SJ, Alan/
VK6CQ and possibly more (TBA) will be active as VK9CM from Cocos Keeling
Islands (OC-003) between October 26th and November 3rd, 2022. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters (possibly 6m) using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. They
will also use the callsign VK9C during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
29-30th, 2022). QSL both callsigns via EB7DX.
YB0, INDONESIA. Pri, YB0ECT, from Jakarta, will be active during the
ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 19-20th) as a Single-Op/
Single-Band (20m)/High-Power entry. QSL via W2FB only!