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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1380
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1380
September 10, 2018
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, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters
Network, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K5GS, K8GI,
K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter,
DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles
DX, G4EDG, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IT9YVO,
M0OXO, ON5UR, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO and
VK6FLAB for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 2nd/September, through Sunday, 9th/September there were
206 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4U1U, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P,
9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9,
AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, DL, DU, E5/s,
E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EZ, F, FG, FH,
FK, FM, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI,
HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K,
KG4, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0,
OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2,
S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TY,
TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP6, VP8,
VR, VU, XE, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, ZA,
ZB, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
First Worry Later".
5W0 & YJ, SAMOA AND VANUATU (Update to OPDX.1361). Stan, LZ1GC, who will
be active from these two different entities later in the year, posted the
following on September 9th [edited]: I want to inform the radio amateur
community, that after months of hard work - the preparation of 5W0GC and
YJ0GC DXpedition 2018 is in the final phase! The antennas and the technical
equipment (transceivers and amplifiers) have been tested and now are packed!
We are ready!
1. Stan, LZ1GC, will be travel from Bulgaria to the Pacific Ocean on
September 26th. As planned, 5W0GC should be on the air around 12 GMT
on September 28th.
2. The meeting of YJ0GC team, consisting of Stan/LZ1GC, Lubo/OM5ZW and
Karel/OK2WM will be on October 15th, at the Nadi Airport, Fiji
Republic (3D2). The same day is our flight to Port Vila, Vanuatu.
Due to the late arrival time in Vanuatu and the night's arrival,
most likely YJ0GC should be on the air around 20 GMT, on October 15th.
3. Important for LoTW users !!! -- 5W0GC and YJ0GC LoTW certificates
have already been received! So that all our sponsors can receive
LoTW confirmation of their contacts with 5W0GC and YJ0GC, immediately
after of end of every of these activities!
73! Stan, LZ1GC
Just a reminder that their tentative schedule is as follows:
September 28th-October 14th -- From Apia, Samoa (OC-097); callsign 5W0GC
October 15th-November 4th -- From Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035),
Vanuatu; callsign YJ0GC
Activity will be on 160-6 meters, with a focus on 160/80m, using CW, SSB
and RTTY. QSL via LZ1GC, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. For more details and
updates, see: http://www.c21gc.com
7Z88/8Z88/HZ88, SAUDI ARABIA (Special Event). To celebrate Saudi Arabia's
88th National Day, members of the Saudi Amateur Radio Society (SAR) will
be active with the special callsigns HZ88ND, 7Z88ND and 8Z88ND from Riyadh
(WW Locator LL34) between September 16-30th. The celebration marks the
day (Sept. 23rd) the Kingdom unified under the royal decree issued by the
late founding King Abdulaziz Al Saud in 1932. QSL via HZ1BF. Look for
the logs to be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW.
8P, BARBADOS. Operators Sigi/DL7DF, Manfred/DK1BT (and YL Gerlinde),
Wolf/DL4WK, Annette/DL6SAK, Reiner/DL7KL, Frank/DL7UFR and Jan/SP3CYY
will be active as 8P9AE from Barbados (NA-021) between November 6-20th.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
They will have three stations on the air and their equipment will consist
of a transceiver Elecraft K2, two transceivers Icom IC7300, two OX1000
power amplifiers, one power amplifier, a vertical for 160-80m, a 40m
loop, a 30m loop, a Spiderbeam for 20-10m, VDA antennas as well as a
few laptop computers. QSL via DL7DF, direct, by the Bureau. Logs will
be uploaded to LoTW within 6 months after their DXpedition. For more
details and updates, see: http://www.dl7df.com/8p9
AMATEUR RADIO PODCAST (Foundations of Amateur Radio). Onno, VK6FLAB, has
put together some short (3-5 mins.) PODCASTs about different topics on
"Amateur Radio". This is a good source for beginners.
To listen to a podcast, visit the Web site at:
You can also use your podcast tool of choice and search for his callsign,
VK6FLAB, or you can read the book, look for his callsign on your local
Amazon store, or visit his author page: http://amazon.com/author/owh
If you'd like to participate in discussion about the podcast or about
amateur radio, you can visit the Facebook group:
Feel free to get in touch directly via email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
or follow on twitter: @vk6flab <http://twitter.com/vk6flab/>
If you'd like to join the weekly net for new and returning amateurs,
check out the details at <http://ftroop.vk6.net>, the net runs every
week on Saturday, from 00:00 to 01:00 UTC on Echolink, IRLP, AllStar
Link and 2m FM via various repeaters.
FR, REUNION ISLAND. Stephan, DL9HAL, plans/hopes to be active as FR/DL9HAL
from Reunion Island sometime during October 2018. He states, "No expedi-
tion, only holiday-style. No schedule. QSL cards will be printed after-
wards. PSE send the card only via my manager (M0OXO) or direct. NO other
QSL - bureau for cards will never reach me. And be sure - QSL 100%"
FR, REUNION ISLAND (Also Mayotte [FH]). Willi, DJ7RJ, reports that he
will be active from Reunion Island (AF-016) for three weeks in October,
and then one week in Mayotte. Callsigns were not mentioned (possibly
special callsigns or FR/homecall and FH/homecall). His activity is to
focus on the lower bands. No other details were provided.
AF-111. (New IOTA). The DX-World.net reports that operators Eric/EL2EF,
Col/MM0NDX and Jonathan/MM0OKG plan to be active from Telengbe
Island (southern Liberia) as EL2EL/4 during early November 2018.
This activity is dependent on weather and sea conditions. Look
for a Web site with more info to be coming soon.
AS-073. Members of the Kuala Lumpur DX Team will be active as 9M4IOTA
from Redang Island, West Malaysia, between September 15-17th.
Activity is usually on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the
Digital modes. QSL via 9M2OOO direct.
EU-051. Members of IO9A Contest Team will be active as IE9A from
Ustica Island between September 14-16th. The team will be
made up of Antonello/IT9YVO, Antonio/IT9UFP, Emanuele/IW9GEC
and Francesco/IZ7KHR. Planned activities with multiple operating
stations will be on all HF and 6m bands on CW, SSB and the
Digital modes (FT8 in 6m and RTTY on HF bands). QSL card
request via IT9YVO, via direct with proper SASE and contri-
bution. All QSO will be uploaded on LoTW after the DXpedition.
For more details and updates, see:
EU-052. Oliver, DK7TX, will be active as SV8/DK7TX from three of the
IOTA group EU-052 (Islands of Paxoi, Vido and Kerkyra) between
September 9-15th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-6 meters
(mostly on 20/15/10m). QSL via his home callsign, by the
Bureau or eQSL.
EU-068. Fabien, F4GYM, will be active as F4GYM/P from Sein Island
(DIFM AT007) between October 2-5th. Activity will be on 80-10
meters using SSB and the Digital modes. On October 1st and
5th, he will be operating from some FFF and from Audierne
Lighthouse. QSL via F4GYM, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-156. Operators Max/DF2MX, Robert/DK2RO and Anton/DL8AW will be
active as F/DF2MX/P, F/DK2RO/P and F/DL8AW/P, respectively,
sometime between September 11th and 14th. They state, "As
access to the island is very dependent on weather and tidal
conditions, exact times of operation are not yet determined."
Activity will be on CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns,
by the Bureau, direct, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
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......
J6, ST. LUCIA. Bill, K9HZ, will once again be active as J68HZ from his
villa at Labrelotte Bay, Castries, St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA L-1336) until
September 17th. Activity is usually on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY. His equipment will consist of an Elecraft K3, a 3 element beam for
20-6 meters and wire antennas for 160-30 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
He does use the LoTW (preferred), ClubLog and eQSL.
KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY. Stu, K4MIL, will once again be active as KG4SS from
Guantanamo Bay (NA-015) between September 25th and October 9th. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8, including an entry
in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th). QSL via home callsign or
PJ7, SINT MAARTEN (Reminder). Randy, K5SL, will once again be active as
PJ7/K5SL from Sint Maarten (NA-105) between now and September 15th.
Activity will be holiday style on 40/30/20/17 meters using CW and SSB.
QSL via his home callsign.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (September 10-16th).......
Sep/10th AN Sep/13th HN Sep/15th AN
Sep/11th HN Sep/14th HN Sep/16th 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
QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF <www.qslinfo.eu> [September 8th]
3B8/PA3HGT via PA3HGT FG/HG0R via HA0NAR (O) SN100JH via SP9MOA
9A/LX1UN/M via LX1UN HA/ON4KCY/P via ON4KCY SP0PILKON via SP3ZBY
A5A via JH1AJT (O/d) HF40KVW via SP5KVW T32AZ via KH6QJ
DM3D via DM3MS II4LNZ via IQ4FE TM1MAD via F5KLJ & (e)
E7C via E77AR LZ920MLC via LZ1KCP TM1VG via F4FCE
EA5/G4VZV/P via G4VZV OE/DL2RPS/P via DL2RPS & (e) UT/HA5UX via HA5UX
EE7URM via EA7URM OR6T via ON4AMX Z3/DD0VU/P via DD0VU
EH1FVN via EA1ET PT8CW via PY4KL (d) ZA/OK1YM via OK1YM
EN655N via UT7NI S590RTVS via S50E ZG2BU via ZB2BU
(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......
TM64YL LOG. Maurice, F5NQL, reports that the TM64YL log for the 2018
Noirmoutier Island (EU-064) DXpedition by 14 YLs during August 25-31st,
has been uploaded to ClubLog at: https://clublog.org/logsearch/TM64YL
The OQRS system has been activated. However you can ask for direct
cards via F4GDI: Christine Carreau, 13 Chemin aux Boeufs, F72230,
GUECELARD, FRANCE. The log will be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3DA0AY, 4O9TTT, C96RRC, C98RRC, CE0YHO, EB5AL,
F5MUX, PY0F/PY7RP, RT2F, RV6AFG, TG9AOR, YF9CDL and Z66D
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4S7AB, A31MM, C6ARW, C8T, C96RRC, C98RRC, HB0A
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 9H3CW, 9H3YY, BD7IAL, CT8/DL7AFS, DM90AIW,
JW7DL2JRM, LX/DJ6OI, PY1BAB, V26OB, VR2ZQZ, VR20EH, VR20ZQZ, YC2/KC5VFV
SPECIAL EVENT. Special event station WA2NYC is now active to commemorate
the 17th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center in New York
City, and to remember that over 2900 people lost their lives on that
day. The station will be operational until 0300z, September 12th. The
suggested frequencies are 28450, 21350, 14265, 7200 kHz and DSTAR REF020C.
WA2NYC will be on DSTAR REF020C each evening from 7-11PM Eastern Time
(2300-0300z). The log will be uploaded to LoTW. If you would like a QSL
card, send a SASE to the club address (see QRZ.com) or by the Bureau.
SPECIAL EVENT (Highway to a DX Party!). The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio
Club of San Bernardino <w6jbt.org>, California, is once again hosting
(probably one of the most fun special event activities) the 19th annual
"Route 66 On The Air" special event between September 8-16th. The purpose
of this event is to offer amateur radio operators a fun way to "Relive
the Ride" of their own memories of Route 66, and to celebrate the highway's
92nd anniversary. The U.S. Highway 66 established in 1926, was the first
major improved highway to link the west coast with the nations heartland.
Through stories, songs, and TV shows, the highway came to symbolize the
spirit of the freedom of the open road, inspiring many to see America.
Look for the following 21 stations (two are rovers) operating in or around
the major cities along the old "Route 66" from Santa Monica, California,
to Chicago, Illinois:
Stations City Clubs/Individuals
-------- -------------------- -------------------------
W6A Santa Monica, CA Westside Amateur Radio Club
W6B Los Angeles, CA Westside Amateur Radio Club
W6C San Bernardino, CA Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club
W6D Victorville, CA Victor Valley Amateur Radio Club
W6E Barstow, CA Barstow Amateur Radio Club
W6F Kingman, AZ K2 Amateur Radio Society
W6G Flagstaff, AZ Northern Arizona DX Association
W6H Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque DX Association
W6I Amarillo, TX Panhandle Amateur Radio Club
***W6J Elk City, OK Route 66 Amateur Radio Association
W6K Oklahoma City, OK W6K Oklahoma City
W6L Tulsa, OK Tulsa Amateur Radio Club
W6M Riverton, KS Jim Cochran, K0RH
W6N Joplin, MO Joplin Amateur Radio Club
W6O Lebanon, MO Lebanon Amateur Radio Club
W6P St. Louis, MO St. Louis Amateur Radio Club
W6Q Chicago, IL Six Meter Club of Chicago
W6R Springfield, MO Southwest Missouri Amateur RC
W6U Wilmington, IL Wilmington Area Amateur Radio Club
W6S ROVER 1 Northern Arizona DX Association
W6T ROVER 2 Northern Arizona DX Association
Special event stations are expected to be found in the vicinity of the
following frequencies. (Look for digital modes in the standard band segments
for such mode) All frequencies +/- QRM:
CW - 3533, 7033, 10110, 14033, 18080, 21033, 24900, 28033 and 50033 kHz
SSB - 3866, 7266, 14266, 18164, 21366, 24966, 28466 and 50166 kHz
Digi - 3580, 7070, 10140, 14070, 18100, 21070, 24920 and 28120 kHz
R66 MOBILE Operations - Any amateurs operating while actually driving
along Route 66 during the special event period are encouraged to
take part in "Route 66 On The Air", by using the designation
"mobile 66" for SSB or "/m66" for CW after their callsigns. All
other amateur radio operators are welcome to contact these mobile
REPEATERS - Some of the participating clubs will also be operating this
event from their local VHF/UHF repeaters. Check the ARRL repeater
guide for possible repeater frequencies, if you're in the local
Each participating club will issue their own QSL card commemorating
this event. QSL information is available on the Web at:
For more details about the event and the certificate that is available,
please visit the "Route 66 OTA Site" at:
***UPDATE*** Due to issues beyond the host club control, the W6J Station
that usually worked from Elk City, OK, will not be participating this
This action was entirely made by the W6J station. They are sorry for
the inconvenience and for the change in the overall station lineup.
W6J will also be removed from the 2018 Commemorative Certificate.
SV5, DODECANESE (Reminder). Claudio, HB9OAU, will once again be active
as SV5/HB9OAU from Votsalakia Beach Hotel, Amoopi, Karpathos Island
(EU-001), between now and September 20th. Activity will be on 80-10
meters using SSB and FT8. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the
Bureau, ClubLog, eQSL and LoTW.
T71, SAN MARIO. The Amateur Radio Association of the Republic of San
Marino (ARRSM) announces that the three special callsigns (T71A, T71B
and T71C) will be activated on September 15-16th, from the summit of
Monte Titano. The three stations will be activated for only 24 hours
from the three towers of San Marino: Guaita (T71A), Cesta (T71B) and
the Torre del Montale (T71C). To celebrate the event, the Association
has established the "Diploma of the Three Towers" that will be issued
to those who will contact all three stations on at least 2 bands. Their
operations will be on 40/20/15/10 meters. A special QSL can be requested
via T70A either directly or through the Bureau. If you want to know all
the details related to the diploma, download the press release in English
For more details, see: http://www.arrsm.org/1052-2
T8 PALAU. Operators Yas/JA6UBY (T88RR), Hiro/JM1LIG (T88FM), YL Miyo/
JO3LVG (T88MK) and Yoshiaki/JR3QFB (T88JH) to be active from Koror
Island (OC-009) between September 20-28th. Activity will be on 160-6
meters using CW, SSB, FM, T65 and FT8. QSL T88RR via JA6UBY direct only
or eQSL. QSL T88FM via JM1LIG direct only. QSL T88MK via JO3LVG, direct,
by the Bureau or eQSL. QSL T88JH via JR3QFB, direct, by the Bureau (JA
only), eQSL, LoTW or ClubLog.
T8 PALAU. Operators Ichiro/JH7IPR (T88UW), Hiro/JA6KYU (T88HS) and YL
Kouko/JQ6FQI (T88WM) will be active from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio
Room) on Koror Island (OC-009), between October 4-9th. Activity will be
on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, FSK, JT65, JT9 and FT8. QSL T88UW via
JH7IPR, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL, LoTW or ClubLog. QSL T88WM via
JQ6FQI, by the Bureau or direct. QSL T88HS via his home callsign direct
only. For more details about the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room), see:
V2, ANTIGUA. Bud, AA3B, is once again active as V26K from Antigua (NA-100)
until September 17th. Activity will be sporadic because he is doing main-
tenance on the station but will be primarily CW on various HF bands. QSL
via LoTW or via AA3B, direct or by the Bureau. An OQRS will be available
VK9X, CHRISTMAS ISLAND (Update/Change Again/No Bureau QSLs). The orginal
operators, as first announced (Martin/A65DC, Paul/A65DR, Thomas/SM0CXU
and YL Delia/VE7HDW) will be active as VK9XT from Christmas Island (OC-002)
between September 29th and October 6th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. FT8 might be used at times when no
other operations are going on. QSL via N4GNR direct, LoTW, eQSL or QRZ.com's
LogBook. Direct card via Clublog's OQRS will be active for 6 months after
the DXpedition. You may request your direct card there. QSL Fee on the OQRS
will increase to 3 USDs for OQRS to cover envelope and paypal costs. Please
DO NOT send your card via the VK Bureau, it will never be answered. This
expedition will not offer any Bureau cards, sorry. For more details and
updates, see: http://vk9xt.qsodirector.com
VP6D DUCIE ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release #9, dated September 2nd).
VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DX-pedition (OC-182) -- The VP6D – Ducie Island
2018 project is on schedule. The equipment is now at Tauranga, New Zealand,
stored in the Braveheart's warehouse.
A real challenge for DX-pedition teams on uninhabited islands is knowing
where in the world they're being heard. The usual pilot reports tell us
what happened, not what's happening, propagation predictions tell us
what might happen.
We understand that propagation may produce only short openings from
Ducie Island to many locations around the world. For example, it's not
unusual for an EU opening to occur but EU callers are covered up by
callers from other geographies. Until propagation changes for the better
the EU stations can't get through.
We have therefore augmented our pilot process to quickly identify these
openings and get this information to the VP6D operators so they can exploit
them. We're confident this new capability will result in more timely
coverage of difficult paths.
No one likes to be continually asked for donations. Today's reality is
DX-peditions to ecologically sensitive and restricted entities are ex-
pensive. Our boat and the freight invoices to New Zealand are now paid,
the team is hoping to cover ~50% of the project cost.
Our fund raising target plus projected OQRS income should cover the
remaining 50%. These bills must be paid whether or not you make a Q. We
have a team of A1 operators who have been working on this project for
17 months, they can use your help.
Look for another announcement in the next press release on or about
73, Team Ducie – 2018
Website: vp6d.com, Twitter and Facebook
Please direct questions to: email@example.com
VP6D Web page: https://www.vp6d.com
VP6D FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/VP6D-Ducie-2018-1470984209616170
*** Update VIDEO: The VP6D equipment shown dockside of the Braveheart!
Team member Jacky, ZL3CW, inspecting the gear prior to loading. Great
XZ, MYANMAR. Simon, HS0ZIB/XZ2A, reports on eHam.net (Sept. 5th) the
following current status, LoTW, ClubLog, QSL cards, charity donations of
XZ2A: The station is currently off the air (on all bands), while I wait
for an extension of my operating permit. This was applied for about 2
weeks ago, but I'm still waiting for the extension permit.
* LOTW/Clublog - I uploaded my QSO log to both LoTW and ClubLog just now.
If there are any missing QSOs or incorrect date/time entries, please
contact me and I'll do a manual search of my log.
* QSL cards - All requests for QSL cards have been processed, the QSL
cards written, put in envelopes and addressed. All these cards are
now at my home in Thailand. I will return to Bangkok around 24th of
October for a short holiday and will post all these cards by air mail
from the post office!
* Charity Donations (TeacherSimon.org) - I very much appreciate every $
that has been donated to my educational charity work in Myanmar. Hundreds
of school text-books and learning resources have been purchased and
donated to many different schools (full details, purchase receipts etc
are available on request for inspection). I will continue my charity
work, regardless of where my next physical location might be :) ....
Z8, KOSOVO (Update). Max, ON5UR, will be active as Z68UR from Gjakove,
situated in the southwest corner of Kosovo, only 15 kilometers from the
Albanian border, between September 20-30th. Kosovo is currently ranked
42nd on ClubLog's "Most Wanted DXCC List" [as September 4th]. Activity
will be on various HF bands using mainly SSB and FT8, with an Elecraft
K3 and Expert 1.3 K-FA amp. QSL via M0URX. For more details and updates,
ZD9, TRISTAN DA CUNHA. Steve, G4EDG, will be active as ZD9CW from Tristan
da Cunha Island (AF-029) between September 20th and October 22nd. Activity
will mainly be CW and RTTY, but some SSB too (No FT8). Operations will
be on 40-15 meters and possibly 80m later in the operation. QSL via LZ1JZ.
Steve will upload logs to LoTW during the operation if possible.
ZL5, ANTARCTICA. Adam, ZL4ASC, is now signing ZL5A over the 2018-2019
Antarctic season (13 months) from the Scott Base on Ross Island (AN-011).
He states on QRZ.com, "Please note I will be working on critical communi-
cations equipment and can only operate as an amateur in my spare time."
Look for more info to be forthcoming. Meanwhile, visit his Web site for
more information regarding his adventure on the Scott Base which is still
under construction at: http://www.adamcampbell.co.nz
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