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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1372
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1372
July 16, 2018
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent from Strongsville, Ohio
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*** SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR. Sorry for the small content this week.
Grandkids are in town and they are top priority this week.....
Thanks for understanding.... 73 de Tedd KB8NW
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Friday, 6th/July, through Friday, 13th/July there were 201 countries
active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S,
4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K,
9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9X, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE9,
CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D6, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9,
EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, F, FG, FK, FM, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD,
GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HS,
HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4,
LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4,
PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S0, S5, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T8, TA,
TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7,
V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9N, VP2E, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XF4, XU, XW,
XZ, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z3, Z6, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, 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, KINGDOM OF ESWATINI (Press Release by K5GS)[edited]. 3DA0AO eSwatini
by Pista, HA5AO -- Pista HA5AO will arrive eSwatini (Swaziland) on September
14th, late afternoon. He plans to operate during his free time between Sep-
tember 16-28th, from the Mountain Inn Resort at Mbabane. He received the
3DA0AO license and an LotW certificate.
Pista will operate 80-10 meters using a Hustler 6 BTV vertical antenna
with 17 and 12 meter add-on elements, CW, RTTY and FT8. He is bringing an
Elecraft K3 with the KPA 500 amplifier. Logsearch will be available on
HA5AO.com. His plans include testing a new feature of the PDXG QSL Manage-
ment Platform, the uploading of QSOs in real time.
While in-country he will travel to rural areas visiting villages,
schools and orphanages to deliver school supplies to orphaned children.
He is interested in making a long term donation agreement to pay school
fees for several orphaned children.
Pista is paying all expenses from personal funds. However he would
appreciate donations through his website. Any donations received will
be used only for humanitarian purposes.
You may see Pista�s previous humanitarian projects at HA5AO.com
4S, SRI LANKA. Dariusz, SP9DLM, will be active as 4S7DMG from Kalkudah
(WW Loc. NJ07SW), Sri Lanka (AS-003) between August 6-14th. Activity
will be on 40/20/15/10 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
A2, BOTSWANA (Postponed). Andre, NJ0F, who was expected to be active as
A25A from Lotsane Lodge, Tuli Block, between July 13-20th, has postponed
his operation. No reason was provided.
B1-7, CHINA. The Chinese Radio Amateurs Club (CRAC) is conducting the
HQ stations across the country (all in ITU zone 44) during the 2018
IARU HF Championship (July 14-15th). Look for the following HQ stations
to be used, and all are QSLed via BA4EG:
160m SSB B4HQ Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu (PM01JV)
160m CW B1HQ Beijing
80m SSB B3HQ Tianjin
80m CW B4HQ Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu (PM01JV)
40m SSB B3HQ Baoding, Hebei
40m CW B4HQ Jinan, Shandong
20m SSB B7HQ Loudi, Hunan (OL57XU)
20m CW B1HQ Beijing
15m SSB B5HQ Wenzhou,Zhejiang
15 CW B6HQ Zhenzhou,Henan
10m SSB B2HQ Dalian,Liaoning (PM19BM)
10 CW B7HQ Qingyuan,Guangdong
Special certificates are/will be available for working multiple
CR2X AZORES AND OH0X ALAND ISLANDS (Press Release by OH2BH, dated July
12th). While OH2BH, OH2MM, OH8NC are tonight at WRTC opening ceremony in
Wittenberg, Germany, tomorrow, Saturday, noon they would fly out of
Germany to join OH7EA in Aland Islands and activate OH0X multiplier as
a subject of the multiplier hunt by the WRTC teams and the others in the
IARU 2018. Additionally they will put a rare IARU zone and mult, CR2X on
remotely from Azores. The mothership of OH8X will be activated by Olli,
OH0XX, from far North. This is just to salute the contesting community
whether in Germany or at their homes in this historical year of the WRTC
GET YOUR PARK ON! Dave, VA3RJ, National Coordinator for VEFF - Canada,
is announcing "GET YOUR PARK ON!" A new North America WWFF Park Event.
Three WWFF countries have joined together for "Get Your Park ON!", a
North America WWFF parks event that coincides with Earth Science Week
activities around the globe.
Purpose: Get as many parks as possible in Canada, USA and Mexico on
the air from Oct. 14-20th, 2018, and Hunters throughout the world
calling to log as many QSOs as possible with those parks during the
-- All Activators are expected to submit their logs to their assigned
person (may vary by country) for upload to the WWFF system.
-- Credit for all Hunters and Activators will accrue as normal WWFF
-- Special Awards will soon be announced for Get Your Park ON!
Join the Get Your Park ON! Facebook Group at: http://getyourparkon.com/
to stay current with details and announcements about this exciting new event.
Everybody Get Your Park ON! and get into the log.
AS-008. Takeshi "TAKE", JI3DST, will be active as JI3DST/1 from Shikine
Island (North Izu Island) between 0600z, July 25th and 2300z,
July 30th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters
using CW, SSB, FM, RTTY, PSK31, FT8 and JT65A. QSL via JI3DST
(see QRZ.com for details). ADDED NOTE: In case of heavy rain
or other conditions, the operation condition may vary.
AS-015. Rich, PA0RRS, is once again active as 9M2MRS from Penang
Island January 2nd and February 15th, 2019. Activity will
probably be on 40-10 meters using CW, RTTY, PSK, FT8 and
possibly SSB (he will have a microphone in the luggage, but
normally no SSB [possible on request]). Rich will have a
Yaesu FT450D with 100 watt into a G5RV dipole with bents
on the balcony of the house and a MFJ automatic intelli-
tuner for all bands. QSL via his home callsign, ClubLog's
OQRS, LoTW or eQSL.
EU-008. Members of the Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club will
once again activate GM2T from the Isle of Tiree (IOSA NH04,
SCOTIA DI10, WLOTA 2232, WAB NM04), the most westernly part
of Scotland's Inner Hebridean Islands, during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/2-TX/Island-DXpedition
entry. Operators mentioned are: 2M0ISY, Brian/G3UJE, Cambell/
MM0DXC, Bob/GM4UYZ, Robin/MM0VTV, Geoff/MM5AHO, Brian/M0RNR,
John/MM0JXI, Steve/MM0GZA, Cephas/MM0INS, Al/MM0XAB, MW/MM3NQT,
Ellis/GM4GZW and Lon/WA6AEE. QSL via GM4UYZ direct or eQSL
and LoTW. ADDED NOTES: Activity depends if the CalMac ferries
are operating. For more info, see: http://www.cpsarc.com
AS-078. Taka, JA8COE, will be active from Hokkaido Island during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Fixed-Island
entry. QSL via JA8COE.
EU-010. Look for GM7V to be active from the Island of Benbecula in the
Outer Hebrides during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as
entry. Operators mentioned are John/MM0CCC, Gordon/MM0GPZ,
Chris/GM3WOJ, Tom/GM4FDM and Keith/GM4YXI. Please QSL via
EU-011. Ian, G3WVG, will be active as MX5A from St. Mary's Isles of
Scilly during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-
Op/Island-DXpedition entry. QSL via LoTW and ClubLog.
EU-052. Branislav, OM2FY, will be active as SV8/OM2FY from Kefalonia
Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-
Op/Island-DXpedition/CW-Mode/QRP-Power entry. QSL via OM2FY.
EU-057. Andreas, DL1KZA, and friends will be active as DK3R from
Ruegen Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as
Multi-Single entry. QSL via DL1KZA.
EU-120. Edwin, G3SQX, will be active as G7O from Isle of Wight during
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/
12-Hrs entry. QSL via G3SQX.
EU-136. Janez, S53V, will once again be active as 9A8CV from Krk Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/
CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via eQSL only.
EU-170. Radovan, OM2ZZ, will be active as 9A/OM2ZZ from Vir Island,
Croatia, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a
entry. QSL via OM2FY.
NA-142. Operators Fred/WX4US, Terry/KK4WTW, Tom/N9UY and Phillip/K4LO
will be active as W4UC from Santa Rosa Island during the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Single-TX/Island-
DXPedition/Low-Power entry. QSL via W4UC direct.
PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new <www.iota-world.org> 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......
KH1/KH7Z BAKER ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. It was announced: The Baker Island
team will upload a "clean log" and turn on ClubLog's OQRS at 0000 UTC on
July 16th. "All people submitting donations prior to this time will receive
an automatic LoTW upload without further action".
KH2, GUAM. Howard, WQ6B, will be active as KH2/WQ6B from Guam between
July 20-24th. Activity will be on various HF bands using SSB and FT8.
QSL via WQ6B, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
P4, ARUBA. Rick, N1DC, will be active as P4/N1DC from Aruba (SA-036)
between July 14-26th. Activity will be QRP on 40-10 meters using CW,
SSB and FT8. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
PA6, THE NETHERLANDS. Look for PA6HQ tp be active during the IARU Champion-
ship Contest (July 14-15th). It has already become a good tradition and
this year PA6HQ will also bring the VERON multiplier during the annual
IARU HF Championship Contest. PA6HQ 2018 is activated from the PA3FQA,
PA6Y, PB7Z, PH0AS, PI4COM, PI4D and PI4VPO stations. In short, there is
a lot of activity spread throughout the country. This is a good occasion
to obtain the PA6HQ Award. More info see: https://pa6hq.veron.nl/pa6hq-2018
QSL PA6HQ via PA3CAL.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 16-22nd).......
Jul/16th AN Jul/19th AN Jul/21st AN
Jul/17th AN Jul/20th HN Jul/22nd 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
REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE <http://www.bandconditions.com>:
The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
(REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.
Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:
A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm
PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Renner, PY7RP, is now active as PY0F/PY7RP
from Fernando de Noronha Island (SA-003) until July 16th. Activity
will be on 160-6 meters. He will also be in the IARU HF Contest. QSL
via his home callsign, direct or OQRS.
QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF <www.qslinfo.eu> [July 13th]
3Z18FWC via 3Z18FWC (L) EO1030UA via US8UA (d/L) LZ/UY2UQ via UY2UQ
4O/ON5JE/P via ON5JE FP/KV1J via KV1J & (L) LZ115RF via LZ1YE
5P1O via OZ1LIT HB9/GM0GAV/P via GM0GAV OE/DJ8QP via DJ8QP
5P6PI via OZ6PI HF100P via SP7ZHP OH2/IK3GES via IK3GES
5P9R via OZ5XN (L/e) HL2/F4AAR/P via 6K2EJJ (B) OH6/IK3GES via IK3GES
5Z4/AK0SK via AK0SK & (L) IU3BZW via 9A5URI(B) & IZ3KVD (d) R400N via RV9V
CO8CY via KP4SX (d/L) J32FIFA via J32FIFA (O/L) SN6J via SP6FHU
CS2018FWC via CT1REP JW/ES4BG via ES4BG SP300PAF via SP5PSL
CU5/CU3AK/P via CU3AK JW/ES5HTA via ES5HTA SV2/YU1CA/P via YU1CA
DL/E21EIC via E21EIC JW/ES5JR via ES5JR SV9/S55OO via S55OO & (L)
DM125FS via DL8UER K8VOX/VE3 via K8VOX (d) TM100ARM via F5IQG (d)
EA8/F4HHL via F5KKD LX18FIFA via (LX-B) W1/OH2BKX via OH2BKX
EA8/F4HHL via F5KKD LX5IGRY via LX1ER (d/L) YU18FWC via YU1SRS & (L)
ED8RY via EA8AKN LZ/K1LZ via LZ1JZ ZB2RAF via G8FC (d)
EI/W2RE via W2RE (L) LZ/LU1FAM via LU1FAM (O/L) ZF9DX via K0DEQ
(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
LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4Z70IARC, A75GE, A92AA, A92GR, KG4WH and TE6DX
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3B7A (AF-015), 3C0W (AF-039), FO5QS and GU8FBO
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!
TO6, MAYOTTE. Members of the Czech DXpedition team (CDXP) will be active
as TO6OK from Mayotte (AF-027) between September 20th and October 6th.
Operators mentioned are Petr/OK1BOA, Petr/OK1FCJ, Pavel/OK1GK, Ruda/OK2ZA,
Ludek/OK2ZC, Karel/OK2ZI and David/OK6DJ. Activity will be on 160-10 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. Focus will be on low bands. QSL via OK6DJ,
OQRS or LoTW. For more details and updates, see: http://www.cdxp.cz
VK9, NORFOLK ISLAND. Operators Takao/JO7GVC and Hirokazu/JK7LXU will be
active as VK9/homecall from Norfolk Island (OC-005) between October 9-14th.
Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW, FT8 and PSK. They
will use a FT-891 w/100w into a CrankIR vertical. QSL VK9/JO7GVC via JO7GVC
and VK9/JK7LXU via JK7LXU.
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