The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1551
January 31, 2022
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, W3UR & The Daily DX, W4VQ,
WB6RSE, AF8C, AJ8B, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W8KL, K9MM, DL1SBF, DL7UXG
& The DX News Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX,
I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, M0OXO, Pete Rayer & ISWL, Sixitalia Weekly,
VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3LYC and YE1AR 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, 23rd/January, through Sunday, 30th/January there were 221
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X,
4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X,
8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7,
A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4,
DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX,
EY, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA,
HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J5, J66,
J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, 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, PJ7,
PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF,
TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7,
V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB,
YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZL,
ZL7, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
First Worry Later".
5B, CYPRUS. By the time you read this Philipp, DK6SP, should be active
as 5B4AQC until July 27th. He announced on Twitter that he will be living
in Nicosia, Cyprus, for the next 6 months. Most of his activity will be
holiday style on CW using various HF bands. QSL via DK6SP, ClubLog's OQRS
7T22, ALGERIA (AAW Special Event). Kamel, 7X2GK, will activate the special
callsign 7T22ANT (WAP-345) from Berrouaghia (JM16kd) during the 19th
Antarctic Activity Week (AAW) celebration between February 21-27th. QSL
via IK2DUW. For details about the AAW, see:
9H, MALTA (LH Op). Members of the IGA Pulheim Lighthouse Team will be
active as 9H6LH from the Delimara Lighthouse (ILLW MT0001) at Delimara
Point during the 2022 International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW;
August 20-21st). The team will be there between August 19-22nd. QSL via
DL1KJ, by the Bureau or direct.
9K9, KUWAIT (Special Event). Members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society
(KARS) will activate the special callsign 9K9NLD to celebrate Kuwait's
"National Day (25th)" and "Liberation Day (26th)" between February 1-28th.
C5, THE GAMBIA. Operators Gérard/F5NVF, Abdel/M0NPT (7X2TT) and Luc/F5RAV
will once again be active as C5C from Kololi (WW Loc. IK13PK), The Gambia,
between May 22nd and June 7th. The team also hopes to be active again from
Bijol Island (AF-060) as C5B. Look for more details to be forthcoming.
D6, COMOROS (Postponed/Update). Members of the F6KOP Radio Club that were
planning to activate Comoros Islands (AF-007) sometime between mid-to-end
January in 2022 have postponed their operation due to current Covid situ-
ation. However, on January 25th they reported that their "requested call-
sign became D60AE, and the project goes on, we hope to be able to travel
soon. Stay tuned." Look for more details to be forthcoming. A Web page
(under construction) is available at: https://comores2022.wordpress.com
DAY-XENIA HAMVENTION NEWS...........
* Hamvention Covid Statement -- Hams and vendors hoping to attend Ham-
vention 2022 are asking questions about plans to deal with COVID.
Hamvention management is monitoring the situation closely. General
Chairman Rick Allnutt, WS8G, has issued the following statement:
"We strongly anticipate that the Hamvention 2022 is a go. We cannot
guarantee what government may decide about unknown changes in the
pandemic. It has become obvious that the State of Ohio is very unlikely
to call a halt to large gatherings anytime soon. Despite a recent
large spike in Omicron COVID cases and hospitalizations, there is no
move to restrict large indoor or outdoor events such as sports events."
Allnutt added that he anticipates the official state guidance may
be to recommend (but not require) wearing a mask and social distancing.
Hamvention will support state guidance. We do not anticipate checking
immunization status on site.
Some have asked whether COVID testing will be available at Ham-
vention. At this time there are no plans to have testing on site.
Watch hamvention.org for any updates dealing with the COVID situation.
Hamvention, an official ARRL Sanctioned Event, will be held Friday-
Sunday, May 20-22nd at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center.
For more information visit www.hamvention.org.
* Press Release: SWODXA DX Dinner Announcement; dated January 25th
[edited]. The SouthWest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) is pleased to
announce that we will again sponsor the DX Dinner, held in conjunction
with the 2022 Dayton Hamvention. This, our 37th annual dinner, will
be on Friday, May 20th, 2022, at the Dayton Marriott, 1414 S. Patter-
son Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409.
We will have another fantastic array of great prizes at the Dinner
and the Forum!
There will be a cash bar starting at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served
at 7:00. Following the event, there will be a separate room and cash
bar available for more fellowship. This is an excellent opportunity
to meet new hams and to renew old acquaintances as well as to learn
about past DXpeditions and those in the planning stages.
The Marriott is very accommodating to a group our size. The dining
room is on the ground floor so there are no steps, the dining room
is very large, and there is ample free, on-site parking.
This dinner is always well attended by some of the most avid DXers
in the world. Previous dinners had over 400 attendees! As in the
past, there will be some major door prizes, and there is always great
anticipation as to who will be named the "DXpedition of the Year" as
well as who will be inducted in to the CQ DX Hall of Fame. Addition-
ally, the Island Radio Expedition Foundation (IREF) will present the
"IOTA Expeditioner of the Year" award during the dinner.
Tickets can be purchased on the SWODXA Events website at:
Program details and a list of the prizes will be on the website
as they become available and updates will be sent out regularly
via Twitter. Follow us on Twitter - @SWODXA
* PRESS RELEASE -- The 28th Annual Dayton Contest Dinner (By Tim,
Duffy, K3LR, dated January 27th)[edited]:
The North Coast Contesters are proud to announce: The 28th Annual
Dayton Contest Dinner at the Hope Hotel - Wright Patterson Air Force
Base, Ohio (https://www.hopehotel.com).
2022 Contest Dinner tickets are on sale now exclusively via our
HUGE thanks to Scott, KA9FOX, and QTH.com for designing, building,
donating and running the Contest Dinner web site.
Master of Ceremonies for the 2022 Dayton Contest Dinner is Contest
Hall of Fame member and CQ WorlWide Contest Director, John Dorr, K1AR.
Thanks to Teri, K8MNJ, for coordinating and organizing the 2022
The 2022 Contest Hall of Fame inductees will be announced during
the 2022 Dayton Contest Dinner.
Thanks to Icom America and DX Engineering - the MAIN prize is a
The Dayton Contest Dinner will be held on Saturday night, May 21st,
2022, at 6:30 PM Cash bar opens at 5:30 PM at the Hope Hotel.
Located at the Hope Hotel (Official Contester Hotel)
Seating is random. Tables are set in rounds of 10. You can purchase
an entire table for your group (purchased group tables are set for
round 10). Full Table purchases are reserved seating.
Tickets are only available on http://contestdinner.com
There are no tickets for sale at the door.
The 34th annual Contest Super Suite (all FOUR nights during Ham-
vention) details are here: http://contestsupersuite.com
And the 17th Annual Dayton Contest University seats are filling
up fast: http://contestuniversity.com
The 32th annual Dayton Top Band Dinner tickets are available at:
http://topbanddinner.com (See Below)
We expect another sold out event for the 2022 Dayton Contest
dinner. Get your tickets early! http://contestdinner.com
73! Tim K3LR
Dayton Contest Dinner Chairman - 28 years
* PRESS RELEASE -- The 32nd Annual Dayton TopBand Dinner (By Tim,
Duffy, K3LR, dated January 27th)[edited]:
Continuing the great Dayton Top Band dinner tradition that George,
K8GG, and George, W8UVZ, started, I am proud to announce the 32nd
Annual Dayton TopBand dinner. Dinner reservations are now available
Friday evening May 20th, 2022, at the Hope Hotel.
Top Band Social hour is at 6:00 PM and Dinner starts at 7:00 PM.
Come and have dinner with the guys you work on 160 meters and enjoy
great TopBand discussions.
Dinner reservations are available on line with credit cards and
Thanks to Teri, K8MNJ, for coordinating and organizing the 2022
The 2022 Dayton TopBand Dinner details are here:
Scroll down to make your reservations.
We will pass the mic so everyone can introduce themselves. We will
also have the exciting TopBand DXCC count down.
Four nights of great Top Band, DX and Contesting hospitality are
also at the Hope Hotel Contest Super Suite.
Slots are filling up fast at 2022 Dayton Contest University:
2022 Contest Dinner reservations are open at:
If you enjoy having fun on the 160 meter band, the 32nd Annual
Top Band Dinner is for you! Hope to see you at the 2022 Dayton Top-
73, Tim K3LR
Dayton Top Band Dinner Chairman
FG, GUADELOUPE (Update). Herve, F5HRY, is once again active as FG/F5HRY
from Marie Galante Island (NA-102) until February 4th. Activity will be
holiday style on various HF bands (80-10m) using CW (SSB on request)
with a focus on 30/17 meters CW. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW.
FK, NEW CALEDONIA. Jean Louis, F5NHJ, announced on QRZ.com that he will
be active as FK/F5NHJ from New Caledonia (OC-032) while he visits his
son, who lives and works there. He should be active soon. QSL via F5NHJ
direct or ClubLog. No other details were provided.
GB3, ENGLAND (Special Event). Look for John, M0HEM, to activate the special
event callsign GB3SPD from Essex to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March
16th. A special E-mail certificate is available only. See QRZ.com for
details. NO Bureau.
HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Operators Rene/DL2JRM and Chris/DL1MGB are now active
as HB0/DL2JRM and HB0/DL1MGB, respectively, from Liechtenstein. Their
length of stay is not known, but they have been on 160-12 meters (in-
cluding 60m) using mainly CW. QSL via their home callsign by Bureau
IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between January 24-29th (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
------ ---------- ------------- ------------
AF-004 EA8RP CANARY 10m; SSB
AF-004 EA8WK CANARY 40m; SSB
AF-014 CT3IQ MADEIRA 15m; SSB
AF-014 CT3MD MADEIRA 30/12m; CW
AF-014 CT9ABV MADEIRA 12m; SSB
AF-016 FR1GZ/B REUNION 10m; CW
AF-017 3B9FR RODRIGUES 17/15m; CW/SSB/FT8
AF-018 IH9YMC PANTELLERIA 15m; SSB
AF-022 ZD7BG ST HELENA 10m; CW
AF-022 ZD7FT ST HELENA 20/15m; SSB
AS-004 5B4VL Cyprus 20m; SSB
AS-007 7J4AAL HONSHU 80m; SSB
AS-007 JH4MTE HONSHU 20m; SSB
AS-007 JK1BQS HONSHU 40m; SSB
AS-007 JL1UCH HONSHU 80m; CW
AS-013 8Q7PR MALDIVES 10m; FT8
AS-020 BW2/JP1RIW Taiwan 30m; FT8
AS-024 JS6TKY YONAGUNI 80m; RTTY
AS-045 HL5FUA ULLEUNG 40m; FT8
AS-077 JA6GCE KYUSHU 80m; CW
AS-200 JI3DST/5 Shodo 17/15m; SSB/FT8
EU-001 SY5DZX Kalymnos 20m; CW
EU-001 SV5SKD Kalymnos 12m; FT8
EU-002 OH0Z Aland 20m; CW
EU-003 CU2AP EASTERN 12m; FT8
EU-005 G6UT GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-009 GM8OFQ ORKNEY 40/20m; SSB
EU-012 MM1FEO Shetland 17m; FT8
EU-013 GJ0KYZ JERSEY 20m; FT8
EU-015 SV9RKU CRETE 15m; SSB
EU-021 TF3XO ICELAND 20m; SSB
EU-021 TF5B ICELAND 40/17m; FT8
EU-024 IS0HFE SARDINIA 40m; CW
EU-025 IT9RZR Sicily 15m; FT8
EU-025 IT9VPT Sicily 40m; SSB
EU-031 IC8HRG CAMPANIA REGION 20/12m; SSB
EU-042 DK8OL Sylt 40m; CW
EU-046 LA2HGA TROMS COUNTY 20m; SSB
EU-114 GU5WZY GUERNSEY 40/30/17m; FT8
EU-115 EI3GRB IRELAND 17m; FT8
EU-115 MI0AIH IRELAND 20m; SSB
EU-131 IK3PQH/P VENETO REGION 40/20m; SSB
NA-015 CO6QK CUBA 20m; SSB
NA-015 CO7FR CUBA 17m; SSB
NA-015 CO8LY CUBA 40/17/12m; CW/SSB
NA-016 ZF2OO CAYMAN 17/15m; CW/SSB
NA-021 8P5AA BARBADOS 17m; SSB
NA-062 K2ZR/4 KEYS WEST 20/17/10m; CW
NA-082 K5OLV MISSISSIPPI STATE 20m; SSB
NA-096 HI8HRD HISPANIOLA 10m; SSB
NA-099 KP4JRS PUERTO RICO 12m; SSB
NA-099 KP4LBA PUERTO RICO 20m; FT8
NA-099 KP4RK PUERTO RICO 15/10m; SSB
NA-099 NP3V PUERTO RICO 20/10m; SSB/FT8
NA-101 J79WTA DOMINICA 17m; FT8
NA-103 VP2MDX MONTSERRAT 40m; SSB
NA-106 KP2B VIRGIN 40/20m; SSB
NA-106 NP2AR VIRGIN 17m; SSB
NA-107 FM5DN Martinique 15m; SSB
NA-107 FM8QR Martinique 10m; SSB
NA-114 TO6S Les Saint 160/80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10m; CW/SSB/FT8
NA-138 W4CXT FLA STATE NE(BREVARD TO NASSAU COUNTY) 40m; SSB
NA-164 KN6ODG BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR STATE NORTH WEST 20m; SSB
NA-194 VO2ET NEWFOUNDLAND PROVINCE (LABRADOR) NORTH 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK2GR Australia 160m;
OC-001 VK2OWD Australia 17m; SSB
OC-001 VK6XN Australia 40m; FT8
OC-005 VK9DX NORFOLK 40m; CW
OC-016 3D2AG VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 80/17m; CW/FT8
OC-021 YB0AR JAVA 40m; SSB
OC-021 YB1DNF JAVA 40m; SSB
OC-026 KH2L GUAM 80/40m; CW/FT8
OC-032 FK8GU NEW CALEDONIA 20m; SSB
OC-036 ZL2UO NORTH 20m; SSB
OC-088 YC5YC/7 Borneo 15m; FT8
OC-134 ZL4DE SOUTH 12m; FT8
OC-143 YC5AKH Tahara Bung Hatta 40m; FT8
OC-144 YE4FPE BANGKA AND BELITUNG 40m; FT8
OC-148 YB9MX TIMOR 15m; SSB
OC-148 YB9PBZ TIMOR 15m; SSB
OC-245 YC1BIQ/6 Rondo 160/40/20m; CW/FT8
OC-245 YE1AR/6 Rondo 160/40/15/10m; FT8
SA-002 VP8LP FALKLAND 10m; FT8
SA-002 VP8VK FALKLAND 20m; FT8
SA-011 9Z4Y TRINIDAD 17m; CW
SA-012 YV7WGA NUEVA ESPARTA STATE 10m; FT8
SA-036 P4/DL4MM ARUBA 15m; CW
SA-036 P40AA ARUBA 15m; FT8
** 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-104/ (Update) The following is an update by the RT9K team planning
AS-050. to activate Rykacheva Island (RRA-06-100; New One) in the Kara
Sea as R150WS [edited]: "On January 13th, 2022, 150 years ago,
a weather service began operating in Russia. The team of the
Project 'Legends of the Arctic' did not stay away from this
event. The state service is relevant and in demand at all times.
One of the founders of the weather service in Russia is a
well-known meteorologist, academician Rykachev Mikhail Alexan-
drovich (1841-1919) - director of the Main Geophysical Observ-
atory. In the 1870s, he was a member of the commission of the
Geographical Society to develop a plan for the study of the
northern seas of Russia.It was in honor of Mikhail Alexan-
drovich that an island in the Kara Sea in middendorf Bay -
Rykachev Island - was named.
Rykachev Island is the target of the sixth snowmobile ex-
pedition in the series 'Legends of the Arctic'. To activate
the island under the international program of the Islands in
the Ether (IOTA) and RR-06-100 under the program Russian Robin-
son Club - we received a special call sign R150WS Russia 150
The start of the snowmobile expedition 'Legends of the Arctic'
to Rykachev Island is scheduled for March 3-4th, 2022, from the
village of Tazovsky of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. A
team of six people will have to walk 1400 km to Rykachev Island.
The route is developed according to the algorithm familiar to
us: the Yamal team and the team from Norilsk meet at the sopoc-
hnaya Karga marine hydro-meteorological station. Next, we go to
the coast of the Kara Sea in the area of the Pyasinsky Bay and
walk along the coast to the marine hydro-meteorological shore
station of Sterlegov. On Sterlegov we have formed a fuel reserve
for the transition to Rykachev Island and back."
Operators mentioned are Igor/UA9KDF, Alexey/RT9K, Victor/
RW0BG, Andrey/UA0BA, Andrey/UA9LDD and Andrey/RT9K. QSL
via UA9KDF. Look for more details to be forthcoming. Watch the
Web page at:
ADDED NOTE [edited]: Andy, EU7A, reports on Twitter that if
weather and ice conditions permits, the R150WS team will also
try to visit Isachenko Island (AS-050) while enroute to AS-104.
They will use the callsign RI0BI if active from there. Stay
EU-031. Members of the Associazione Radioamatori Italiani Sezione di
Procida will be active as II8CAP from Procida Island (IIA-C002)
until June 30th, to celebrate "Italian Capital of Culture for
2022" (https://www.procida2022.com). QSL to IC8ATA.
EU-189. (MM0UKI/p Rockall Update). QSL Manager Charles, M0OXO, reports
the following on January 26th [edited]: Nobby, G0VJG, is ac-
tively training for the effort on Rockall. To ensure his fitness
is paramount, he us undergoing tests and training with the Royal
Navy here in the UK. Websites and social media are being updated
regularly to show the Amateur Radio side of this challenge so
please take time to have a look at the website and make yourself
aware of updates and, familiar with all aspects of the Dxpedition
we move forward towards summer. Rockall is notorious in our
hobby so huge respect to Nobby for attempting to bring this one
on air. A couple of links are here for you to bookmark.
NA-037. (Update) By the time you read this, Fred, KB4DMQ, is expected
to be QRT as KL7FBI from Shemya Island. Cezar, VE3LYC, reported
the following on January 25th: Fred informs us that he had to
take his antenna down, and will leave Shemya tomorrow, Wed.
(26th). Between 4 Dec 2021 and 24 Jan 2022 he made 1289 contacts
with stations in 53 DXCCs. He realizes that not everyone who
wanted to log him was able to do so, but he did his best to
be on the air as much as possible. While Fred is not scheduled
to return to Shemya this year, he is determined to find hams
among those who will be scheduled to work up there, get in
touch with them and encourage them to operate. He will explain
to them the pitfalls he encountered, and keep us posted.
NA-088. (Reminder) Operators Julio/HP1EJC, Jose/HP1JGG, Roberto/
HP1MRA, Pablo/HP1PAR and Anel/HP8FOX (members of the Radio
Club Union Panamena de Radio Amficionados) will be active as
H94IE from Isla Escudo (WW Loc. EJ99fc) between February
4-6th. Activity will be on various HF/VHF/UHF bands and modes.
OC-245. The team that is active as YE1AR/6 and YC1BIQ/6 from Rondo
Island (ARLHS IDO-369) have announced that due to weather
conditions and boat availability they have extended their
operation until January 31st. QSL via N2OO or ClubLog's OQRS.
For more details, see:
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......
IR2, ITALY (Special Event). Pietro, I2OIM, will activate the special
callsign IR2MORSE from Vigevano, Italy, to commemorate the 150th anni-
versary of the death of Samuel F.B. Morse. No other details provided.
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For February 2022). The following International Short
Wave League Club (ISWL) club callsigns will be used throughout the month
of February 2022:
G4BJC/A - Not yet allocated for February.
MX1SWL/A - Operated by Chris, G5VZ, located in Pontefract, West York-
shire (IOTA EU-005, WAB-SE41, WLOTA-1841). Chris mainly
operates using CW.
QSL GX4BJC and MX1SWL callsigns via Dick, M5DIK.
All callsigns via the Bureau, eQSL.cc, or direct with return postage.
(No IRCs in the UK). The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club.
All QSL info is on: www.iswl.org.uk or www.qrzcq.com or www.qrz.com or
via www.eQSL.cc. NO LoTW.
KC4, ANTARCTICA. Chris, W2RTO, has been recently active from the KC4USV
McMurdo Station, Ross Island (AN-011) on 20 meters SSB and FT8 around
0045z, 0630z, 1545z and 2130z. He will be there until the summer. Also
there is Tim, KG5SBS. QSL KC4USV via K7MT or LoTW.
LZ150, BURGARIA (Special Event). Anton, LZ1XM, will activate the special
callsign LZ150GD in honor of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gotse
Delchev between February 1-28th. Georgi (Gotse) Nikolov Delchev is one
of the most important Bulgarian revolutionaries, leader and ideologue of
the Bulgarian Macedonian-Edirne Revolutionary Committees. He is a national
hero in Bulgaria. QSL via the Bureau only.
NH7, HAWAII. Operators Jim/N6TJ, John/KH6SH, Oliver/W6NV, Robert/N6TV
and Larry/N6TR will be active as NH7T from the KH6YY station in Haleiwa,
HI, during the CQ WPX CW DX Contest (May 28-29th) as a Multi-Multi entry.
QSL via KH6SH.
OE0, AUSTRIA (Special Event). Jo, OE6VIE, will activate the special event
callsign OE0MORSE from Styria, Austria, between April 1-30th. Activity is
to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of Samuel F.B. Morse.
Operations will be CW only. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS, eQSL or LoTW. A free
special commemorative award is available (see QRZ.com for details).
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.
OX50 & OZ50, GREENLAND AND DENMARK (Special Event). Members of the Experi-
mental Danish Radio Amateurs Association (EDR) will activate two special
event stations with the callsigns OZ50HRH/xx from Denmark and OX50HRH
from Greenland on Saturday, February 5th, to celebrate Her Royal Highness
Crown Princess Mary's 50th birthday. On February 5th, between 00:00 UTC
until 23:59 UTC, these two callsigns will be active on all bands, including
the WARC bands, using CW, SSB, RTTY and several Digital modes. QSL via
ClubLog's OQRS or by the Bureau via OZ1ACB. A special "OZ/OX-50HRH Award"
will be available for all two way contacts and SWL reports (see QRZ.com
P4, ARUBA. Lee, K3DMG, is once again active as P4/K3DMG from Aruba (SA-036)
until the end of March. Activity is holiday style on various HF bands
using mainly CW, RTTY and the Digital modes. He has been heard mostly on
15/12/10 meters FT8 and 20 meters CW. QSL via LoTW and eQSL. NO paper QSLs.
PA6, THE NETHERLANDS (AAW Special Event). Cor, PA3FOE, will activate the
special callsign PA6ANT (WAP-221) from Sliedrecht between January 29th
and March 6th, for the 19th Antarctic Activity Week (AAW) celebration
between February 21-27th. Activity will be on CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK, JT65,
JT9 and FT8/FT4. QSL via PA3FOE, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL or LoTW. For
details about the AAW, see:
PF88, THE NETHERLANDS (AAW Special Event). Rob, PA0RDY, will activate the
special callsign PF88ANT (WAP-307) from Amsterdam during the month of
February, for the 19th Antarctic Activity Week (AAW) celebration between
February 21-27th. QSL via PA0RDY, direct (preferred) or by the Bureau.
NO eQSL or LoTW. For details about the AAW, see:
PJ2, CURACAO. Enno, PF5X, is now active as PJ2/PF5X from Curacao (SA-099)
possibly until February 3rd or 5th. Activity will be holiday style on
40-10 meters CW only. QSL via ClubLog or LoTW. NO PAPER QSL.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (January 31st-February 6th).......
Jan/24th AN Jan/27th AN Jan/29th AN
Jan/25th HN Jan/28th AN Jan/30th 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
(Updated 01/26/2022) Meanwhile, check out the following Web sites
* VOACAP predication Web page at: http://www.voacap.com/hf
* DX.QSL.NET Propagation page: https://dx.qsl.net/propagation
* 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:
* Archive of ARRL Propagation Forecasts:
* Information and tutorials on propagation are at: http://k9la.us
* Graphic propagation tool by DR2W: http://www.dr2w.de/dx-propagation
* W4HM Daily HF/MF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast:
* WM7D's Solar Resource Page: https://www.wm7d.net/hamradio/solar
QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
QSL-INFO from Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu) (Jan. 30th)
QSL-INFO from various sources provided by OPDX
4U1GSC via 9A2AA G0W via G0VDZ OH0100AX via OH0A & (L)
5X4E via IZ3ZLG G1A via M0NKR OK7K via OK1BN
5Z4/HB9DSP via HB9DSP & (L) G5B via G4ODA OL5GMA/P via OK3EQ
6Y5HM via EA5GL GB5HAM via M0IRU ON/PD0SOT via PD0SOT
9A0BB via 9A3JB & (L) GM3A via MM0JOM OT7D via ON7DM
9J2BO via EA5GL GM3F via GM4FDM OX3LX via OZ0J (L/e/C)
9N1CA via EA5ZD HB0/DL1MGB via DL1MGB (B) P4/K3DMG via K3DMG
9V1YC via W5UE HB0/DL2JRM via DL2JRM (B) PA75UBA via PA2TMS
AP2TN via DJ9ZB HB0/DL3DXX via DL3DXX PJ2/N7WA via N7WA & (L)
AX2TER via VK2TER HB50SH via HB50SH (L/e) PJ2/W8WTS via W8WTS
AX3DGO via VK3DGO HC5LM via HC5VF PV2K via EA5GL & (L)
AX3DRH via VK3DRH HC7AE/1 via EA5GL PY5ZHP via SP7CVW
AX3OM via VK3OM HF0ROSA via SP7X S21RC via EB7DX
AX4DX via VK4DX HF80AK via SP9CJM SE0X via SM0MDG (L)
AX4KA via VK4KA HF9FIELD via SN9PJ (e) SP200IL via SP3POB
AX5BJE via VK5BJE HG8DX via HA8FT SU9VB via UA4WHX
AX5GR via M0OXO (O/L) HH2AA via EB7DX (L/d) TF3XO via EA5GL & (L)
AX5PAS via M0OXO HK3C via M0URX TM2CW via F5NZY (L)
AX6IR via VK6IR & (L) HP3SS via AC2OV TM2Y via F6BEE & (L)
CE1TT via N2OO HS0ZNR via VK2BY (d/L) TM30BUS via F1LFL
CP4BT via IK2DUW HZ1DS via DJ9ZB TM4S via F7HBI
CT7AZT via G4SOG HZ1SK via IZ8CLM TM55M via F4ESV
CT9/DL4UNY via DL4UNY HZ1TT via A61BK TO6S via EA5GL
CX2RA via EA7FTR IA0/IZ1KHY via I1URL UK8FF via W3HNK
DK050BN via DK0BN II7ENIG via IQ7UG UK8LC via RW6HS
DL/HB9CEV/P via HB9CEV JY5HX via E73Y V31XX via K4XS (d)
DL/OE6ADE/P via OE6ADE KH6/VE7AHA via VA7CW VP2ETE via W3HNK
DL0MFL via DL2JRM KH7A via JA5DQH VP8/SQ1SGB via EB7DX
DM7X via DL1PAN (d) KP2AD via OK1TN VP9HE via W2AF
DP44N44T via (B) LY13LY via LY8O YC1BIQ/6 via N2OO
DP44WCA via DF0WX LZ4A via LZ1YQ YE1AR/6 via N2OO
DQ1P via DK1IP M/SO5AGQ via SO5AGQ (d/e) ZA/IK2RLM via IZ2LSP
DQ5R via DK7UY M0B via G4KZD ZA/OE8NDR via DE1QSL
EA8/DM3HZN via DM3HZN M2D via G4NVR ZC4GR via EB7DX & (L)
ES5TTT via N4GNR (d/L) M7W via G3TBK ZF5T via K5GO
EX0DX via HB9DUR MX0NCA via 2E0OBO & (e) ZM4T via ZL3IO (O/d/L)
EX2V via RW6HS N3ME via W3UR ZP5KO via PY4KL
F/3A2OD via 3A2OD (L) NP2AR via EB7DX (d) ZS1DX via M0OXO (O)
F/PB8DX via PB8DX NP2J via K8RF ZS3Y via N4GNR
FG/F5HRY via F5HRY NP3XF via EA5GL
FM/F6BWJ via F6BWJ OD5ET via EB7DX
(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
(Q) See QRZ.com
(**) QSL automatically via Bureau - do not send QSLs
LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3B9FR, 7P8RU, 7X3YOTA, 9K2NO, 9K2OD, 9M2TO,
BD6JN, BG8SRK, BI6LFJ, CX4ACH, FM5BH, GB100BBC, HC1MD/2, HI9/F5PLR,
HS0ZEE, IZ2DPX, IZ5EKV, KC4USV, KH2L, LU5AB, OE5CSP, OH0Z, OT5A, OX7AKT,
PZ5RA, R8CA, R9MJ, RA6HN, RU0LL, TX60CNES, UA9FFV, UA9SAV, UN7GBX,
VA3TO, VU2DED, VU2FI, VU2NKS, VU3UZD, WH6S, YI1WWA and ZF2OO
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3A/RA9USU, 3W1T, 3W3B, A44M, A60EXPO, EA6EJ,
EP2LMA, ES5QA, ET3AA, GJ0KYZ, HD8R, J5HKT, J5T, JN3SAC, OY9JD, R3RRC/0
(AS-066), RI0FWA (AS-025), S9OK, TO9W, UT1AN, VK3BDL, VK3BY, VK3HY,
VK3OT, VK3OTR, VK3ZAZ and XV1X
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5V7P, 8Q7NC, 9G5X, 9U5M, 9X2CW, BA4TB,
BG3UPA, C81G, D66D, DR160TESLA, E31A, E51LYC, EG8LPA, EH8FDC, EJ7NET,
GS8VL, K5P, OA7/DL1CW, OJ0B, OP6FC, S9YY, TC100TC, TK9C, TU5MH, TU7C,
TX5T, TY9L, VK9NT, VP2EGO and XU1A
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....
VK90, AUSTRALIA (Special Event). Look for special event station VK90ABC to
be active throughout 2022 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Australia's
national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). During
2022, amateurs from across Australia will be using this special event call-
sign to make contacts with other amateur radio operators across Australia
and around the world.. For more information visit (http://www.vk90abc.net).
PLEASE NOTE their QSL policy. NO DIRECT QSL. NO BUREAU QSL. QSL only via
LoTW and eQSL (Logs uploaded monthly).