OPDX Bulletin 1400 January 28, 2019
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1400
January 28, 2019
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 Clusters
Network, NJ1Q & W1AW, N2OO, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K5GS,
KK6H/A35A, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YC, 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, HP1COO, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX
News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete Rayer & ISWL,
Sixitalia Weekly, VA3QSL, VA3RJ & ICPO and Z32ZM for the following DX
*** IMPORTANT NOTE FROM EDITOR (Update): Good news and bad news. The OPDX
Mailing List is back up and running. However, we are starting from
scratch, and only very few E-mail addresses have been added. The
new Mail List does not have an automatic subscriber feature and you
will have to E-mail me a request to be added. I request patience
because this is a new system/server for me and I have to learn how
to use it. My E-mail address (email@example.com) is now back
online, but I only plan to use it as a secondary address. PLEASE,
PLEASE, only send Mail List request and DX info to (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or (email@example.com). Also, PLEASE pass the word around....
Again, I want thank Bill, NG3K (Web Master of NG3K Amateur Radio
Contest/DX Page [https://www.ng3k.com/], Bernie, W3UR (Editor of
The Daily DX), ARRL Web page and Mauro, I1JQJ (Editor of 425 DX News),
for their help in getting the word out about the E-mail changes and
the status of the OPDX Mailing List.
Just a reminder, you can still obtain the OPDX Bulletins via the
OPDX Web page (provided by John, K8YSE) [www.papays.com/opdx.html],
QRZ.com (under Forums; News; Special Events, Contests.. etc.), several
DX Mailing Lists, and three different UseNet Groups (rec.radio.info,
rec.radio.amateur.misc,rec.radio.amateur.dx). The weekly bulletin
(issue #) is also posted (from the OPDX Web page URL) on the NODXA
FaceBook [https://www.facebook.com/NorthernOhioDxAssociation/] and
Twitter [https://twitter.com/kb8nw_opdx]....... 73 de Tedd KB8NW
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 20th/January, through Sunday, 27th/January there were 218
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R,
9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9,
AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU,
E3, E5/n, 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, H4, HA,
HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6,
J7, J8, 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, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA,
TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V8,
VE, VK, VK0M, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XZ, YB, YI, YJ,
YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZL7, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
First Worry Later".
3B8, MAURITIUS. Olof, G0CKV, will once again be active from Mauritius
(AF-049) between November 18-29th. He plans to have a team with him this
time. Activity will be mostly on the low bands and an entry in the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). QSL via LoTW or M0OXO. No other details
3D2/R, ROTUMA. Antoine, 3D2AG, announced the following on January 22nd:
"The next 3D2AG/p Rotuma Dxpedition will likely take place around March/
April 2019. Focus will be on low bands, with QRO when required. Please
beware of pirates on FT8 impersonating the Rotuma expeditions!!" QSL via
PayPal or direct. NO LoTW.
3Y0I BOUVET DXPEDITION NEWS. On January 23rd, the Rebel DX group posted
strong messages (on their FaceBook & Web pages) as well as a video about
bogus news being reported on their planned operation to Bouvet Island.
Here are their following posts/press releases which have been edited
(due to language):
From [https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup]: Be aware of all sh**y
news. Our vessel is not arrested. So far only us can arrest this ship as
trip is paid in full. There is some Harbor fees over due (This is up to
Vessel owner - not a 3Y0I team members) and will be paid by owners when
ship is ready to go!
Now I will change my language to a ''BIKER'' way. You, small pu**ys!
who trying to torpedo our plans, sending emails to boat captain, talking
stories from the moon or even from mars...GO F**K YOURSELF !. We know very
well who is doing that, and we will publish all this things when we come
back from Bouvet. YES WE ARE GOING TO BOUVET and you will not stop us!
I will track you down very easy, as you have no idea who you dealing
with. Then we will send you to hell on the very famous way. You will be
very well known ham radio operator(s), remembered forever. Promise you !
From [https://www.rebeldxgroup.com]: 3Y0I Preparations Continue (Video)
-- They write emails to the Captain of our vessel. They spread hate, fake
news and disinformation on Facebook, Twitter and other social media, even
on a once upon a time reliable news source. They make fake spots and
spread bullsh** on the Clusters. They talk among their Internet groups
all the while spreading crap rumors saying our vessel has been “seized
by authorities”. They have no idea what our story is so they make stories
up. They are clueless. They are trying to sabotage our project within the
Ham Radio Community, and they are ALL full of sh**. We continue to save
it all and we will publish their bogus info when the team returns from
Bouvet. We are positive you will be stunned to learn who the saboteurs
are. Supposed pillars of the Amateur Radio DX Community? NOT.
A short video from Dom, 3Z9DX showing preparations continue on our vessel.
From [https://bouvetoya.org/another-fake-news/]: ANOTHER FAKE NEWS --
According to news circulated by some South African and Italian hams,
3Y0I DXpedition has been postponed/canceled and our vessel “Atlantic
Tuna” has been arrested at the Cape Town’s shipyard due to unpaid port
We do confirm these are fake news and we deny the above. We totally
understand the magnitude of interest in our project as it regards DXCC #2.
But before re-posting any 3rd party news (even so-called “breaking news”)
regarding our expedition, please verify them. We cannot take any responsi-
bility for fake news and one more time beware of unverified information
Should any important changes or/and updates come to the 3Y0I DXpedition,
we will publish them at our websites and social media channels asap.
There is one more posting dated January 25th which is way to long too
publish, but interesting. It is called "Our Rebel Advice To You…" and
can be viewed at: https://www.rebeldxgroup.com/our-rebel-advice-to-you
Nothing else to report this week and no other details. Departure dates
are still not known. It is still a mystery...
Remember, it takes 12 days to get to Bouvet from South Africa, and they
plan to stay on the island for at least 2 weeks if the weather cooperates.
The 3Y0I DXpedition's band plan frequencies (160-6m) and modes (CW/SSB/
FT8) can be found at: https://www.rebeldxgroup.com
QSL via ClubLog's OQRS (preferred), LoTW or via 3Z9DX. For more details
and updates, we suggest to watch the following Web pages:
http://jouban.jp/3y0i_ja (For JA stations)
8P, BARBADOS. Charles, 8P6ET, will be active as 8P1W during the CQWW WPX
SSB Contest (March 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL
A2, BOTSWANA. Look for the A21EME Team to be active from Botswana between
October 20-29th. Operators mentioned are Sam/HB9COG, Dan/HB9CRQ, Chris/
PA2CHR, Lins/PA3CMC, Andrew/ZS6AVH, John/ZS6JON, Paul/ZS6NK and Bernie/
ZS4TX. Activity will be on the following dates and bands:
October 20-25th -- 6m, 2m, 70cm; EME
October 20-29th -- 23, 13, 9, 6 and 3cm; JT65 and CW
QSL via PA3CMC.
CHANGE OF PLANS (TT8RR/TT8XX CHAD On Hold -- 5X0T/5X0X UGANDA Moved Up).
The Italian Dxpedition Team (IDT) DXpedition to Chad, initially planned
for March 2019, has been put on hold for security reasons. As a con-
sequence, the activity from Uganda, originally planned for September-
October this year, has been rescheduled to March 13-25th. Operators
mentioned are Alfeo/I1HJT, Franco/I1FQH, Paolo/IW1ARB, Silvano/I2YSB,
Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/IK2HKT, Tony/
I2PJA and Mac/JA3USA. Art, IK7JWY, will be the HF pilot station. Sergio/
IK0FTA will be the 6m pilot station. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. 5X0T will be on SSB/CW/RTTY and 5X0X on
FT8 only. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826, 3530, 7025, 10115, 14030, 18068, 21030, 24890 and 28030 kHz
SSB - 3775, 7090, 14240, 14240, 18130, 21310, 24950 and 28470 kHz
RTTY - 14084 kHz
The IDT team has an online survey for "needs/wants" on their Web page.
QSL via I2YSB, direct, OQRS or LoTQ. For more details, see:
CR3, MADEIRA. Tibor, OM3RM, will once again be active as CR3DX from
Madeira Island during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February
16-17th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via OM2VL, direct
or by the Bureau (Don't send QSL to CT Bureau).
D4, CAPE VERDE. Philip, HB9HFD, will be active as D44TAQ from San Pedro
on Sao Vicente Island (AF-086) between February 17-22nd. Activity will
be on 40-10 meters using various Digital modes with an Icom IC-703, w/10w
and Alex Loop antenna. QSL via LoTW.
FY, FRENCH GUIANA (Also FM). Armin, DK9PY, will be active as FY/DK9PY
from French Guiana between February 8-17th. Activity will be holiday
style on various HF bands using mainly CW and will include the ARRL
International DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power
entry. Equipment will be a FT-857 with 100 watts into an Inverted L.
QSL via DK9PY. ADDED NOTE: Armin is also expected to be active from
Martinique (FM) between February 17th-March 5th.
H31, PANAMA (Special Event). Look for special event callsign H31A to be
active until August 15th. Activity is to commemorate 500th anniversary
of the foundation of Panama City, PANAMA. Activity will be on 80/60/40/
30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY, PSK31
and FT8). Operators mentioned are Victor/HP1AVS, Henry/HP1CDW, Enrique/
HP1ECA, Alejandro/HP1COO, Roberto/HP1MRA, HP1JGG, Anel/HP8FOX, Romel/
HP8MAK and Guillermo/HP1GES. QSL manager is HP1AVS. For more information,
please refer to QRZ.com.
HC, ECUADOR. Bill, K5YG, will be active as HC5MWT from HC5DX's QTH in
Cuenca between February 18-23rd. Activity will be on various HF bands
using mainly CW with some SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct
IDXC NEWS (2019 Visalia Top Band Dinner Press Release). Announcing the
Top Band Dinner at the 2019 Visalia International DX Convention. Buffet
Dinner. Pre-Assigned seating. Door Prizes. $42/person. Program: "Snapshot:
VK9XG to North America on 160m," by Chris Duckling, G3SVL and "KH1/KH7Z
Top Band From Baker Island" by George Wallner, AA7JV. For the most up-to-
date information and to register see: http://topbanddinner.jimdo.com
INDEXA NEWS. The Winter 2019 Issue of the INDEXA newsletter is now available
to read/download on the INDEXA Web site. This issue features a report by
Diego Thobie, F4HAU, on the Saint Brandon (3B7A) DXpedition which occurred
in April 2018. This issue can be downloaded in English or Spanish at:
AF-018. Operators Dimitar/LZ1UQ and Ivan/LZ1PM will be active as
IH9/LZ1UQ and IH9/LZ1PM from Pantelleria Island until January
31st or February 1st. Both were active this past weekend in
the CQWW 160m Contest. Activity on other bands possible out-
side the contest on CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns.
For more details, see: http://ih9cq160m.com
AS 204. Russian operators are planning to be active as RI0FP from
Paramushir Island, Kuril Islands. No other details were provided.
Look for more information to be forthcoming.
NA-008. (Zone 2) VY0ERC will once again be active from the Eureka
Weather station and the Eureka Amateur Radio Club [probably
the most northerly located amateur radio club in the world]
from Eureka, Nunavut, between February 3rd and March 29th.
A list of the operating team was not provided. The suggested
bands are 40 and 20 meters (possibly 80m), as well as FM
satellites (from ER60, EQ79) using SSB, the Digital modes and
very slow CW. Activity will be limited to his spare time. QSL
via M0OXO, OQRS or direct.
OC-042. David, VE3OI, is now active as DU3/VE3OI from Luzon Island
February 13th. Activity will be on 40-15 meters using mainly
CW and FT8. QSL via LoTW, or via his home callsign, direct
or by the Bureau.
PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new 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......
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For February). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of February 2019:
GX4BJC/A - Operated from Skegby, in Nottinghamshire, by Merv, G0UJD
(WAB Square - SK56 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
MX1SWL/A - Operated from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie, G6XOU
(/A WAB Square - TM22 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
ALL QSLs will be handled by Dick, M5DIK - The QSL Manager and NOT the
individual operator. 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.
J2, DJIBOUTI (Update). The J20DX team is planning to activate two IOTAs
between April 15-21st: Moucha Island (AF-053) and the super rare Sept
Frere (AF-059) (aka Seven Brothers, Sawabi or Seba Islands) signing as
J20DX/p. Tentative dates for AF-059 are April 16th-18th/19th, and for
AF-053 are April 18th/19th-19th/20th. Current list of operators has been
updated to Col/MM0NDX, Jonathan/MM0OKG and Christian/EA3NT. QSL via
M0SDV, ClubLog or LoTW. Look for more details to be forthcoming. Also
watch their Web page at: https://j20dx.com
J7, DOMINICA. Operators David/KK4WW (J79WW) and Gaynell/KK4WWW (J79WWW)
will be active as J79USA from Wotten Waven between February 12-19th.
Activity will be on mostly 20 meters and possibly 40 meters. QSL via
N4USA. For more details, see their past operation at:
JW, SVALBARD. Jon, LA1QH, will be active as JW1QH from Spitsbergen Island
(EU-026) between February 8-11th. Activity will be on 80/20 meters SSB
and on 2 meters SSB and FM. Jon states, "I guess most activity will be
on Sunday, February 10th. This is primarily a family holiday, but I will
try to activate my station in between other tasks." QSL via LA1QH (Bureau).
K3, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Look for the annual "Ground Hog Day
Special Event Station", K3HWJ, to be active on Saturday, February 2nd,
around 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EST) or possibly later, depending upon
band conditions at that time. Suggested frequencies are: 40 meters on
or about 7185 kHz (+/- about 5 kHz) or 20 meters on or about 14325 kHz
(+/- about 5 kHz). 80 meters is a possible "backup", but is not planned
at this time. They will offer a certificate for a "SASE" (self addressed
stamped envelope) and mail it to: Mike or Bill Latta, Groundhog Contact
No. ___, 409 N Penn St., Punxsutawney, Pa. 15767. PLEASE NOTE: Put your
contact number in the "___" above. This will help them a lot to process
your certificate. Also, certificates should be all mailed out within 2-3
weeks. For more details, see:
P4, ARUBA. Art, N3DXX, is now active from Aruba Island (SA-036) until
January 30th. He was in this past weekend's CQWW 160m CW Contest signing
P40E as Single-Op entry. QSL P40E via K9QVB or LoTW.
PJ5, ST. EUSTATIUS. Fred, N6YEU, will be active as PJ5/N6YEU from St.
Eustatius Island (NA-145, WW Loc. FK87ml) between February 11-19th.
Activity will be holiday style on 40-15 meters (possibly 80m) using
CW and SSB. He plans to be in the ARRL International DX CW Contest
(February 16-17th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via his home callsign or
PJ7, ST. MAARTEN (Possibly FJ). Jeff, VA3QSL. will be active as PJ7/VA3QSL
from Dutch Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711) between February 10-15th.
Also, there may be a possible operation as FJ/VA3QSL from St. Barthelemy
(NA-146) on February 16-17th. Activity will be holiday style with 100W
and a Buddipole on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL
to homecall via Bureau, direct (for USA/CA 2 USDs, for DX 2 EURO or 1 IRC),
or LoTW after his return home.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (January 28th-February 3rd).......
Jan/28th AN Jan/31st AN Feb/02nd AN
Jan/29th AN Feb/01st HN Feb/03rd AN
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:
* 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:
* Graphic propagation tool by DR2W: http://www.dr2w.de/dx-propagation
* Point to point propagation at: http://www.predtest.uk/p2p.html
* Realtime propagation at: http://www.predtest.uk
* Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm
QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF
A41CK/AM via A41CK H33J via JA1HGY (O/L) PC6IPA via PA9LUC
CT9/OM8AA via OM8AA HF34SDM via SP7PGK PJ4P via DJ5BWD & (L)
DA200TF via DA200TF (N) IG9/S50X via S50X PQ50Y via PT2OP
DK0TW via DK9BF IG9/S54W via S54W S70VB via UA4WHX
DN1PIA via DH3SBB IG9/S59A via S59A SP/EU4CK via EU4CK(B); DL7VFM (d)
EA8AT via EA8AT (d) IR7MT via IK7RVY VE2/UT3UA via UT3UA
FG8OJ via F4AVX & (L) OE/DO9KK via DO9KK ZL/DJ8XW via DJ8XW
GB5WOR via GB5WOR (L) OL120AB via OK4RM
(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
LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
A35RK, NEW QSL MANAGER. Paul Kidd, KK6H/A35A, informs OPDX that effective
immediately, Bob Schenck, N2OO, is now his QSL Manager for the following
DX callsigns: A35A, A35RK, A35RK/p, 3D2RK and KH8/KK6H. Via LoTW is still
CT9ABO via LoTW. Jozef, OM3GI, was active from Madeira during this
past weekend's CQWW 160m CW Contest as a Single-Op/High-Power entry.
E2X via LoTW. Members of the Thailand DX Association (HSDXA) were
active as E2X during the CQWW 160m CW Contest this past weekend as a
Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW or E20GMY. Visit the HSDXA FaceBook
page or Web page at: http://www.facebook.com/hsdxa
ED8W via LoTW. Miroslav, OM5RW, was active as ED8W from La Palma Island
(AF-004) during the CQWW 160m CW Contest as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry
this past weekend.
MI/3Z0X via LoTW. Wojtek, SP5MXZ, was active as MI/3Z0X from his old
friend's station, Darek/MI0SLE (ex-SP5MXB), in Northern Ireland during
the CQWW 160m CW Contest this past weekend as a Single-Op/Assisted
entry. He will be active until January 30th.
TK0C via S50C, direct, eQSL and LoTW. "Team Charlie" (TeamC)was active
as TK0C from Sant Ambroggio, Corsica, during the CQWW 160m CW Contest
this past weekend as a Multi-Op entry. Operators were S53F, S53RM,
S55OO, S57AL, S57C and S57NAW. Visit their FaceBook page at:
V47UR QSL UPDATE. Bernie, W3UR, Editor of The Daily DX, reported on
January 19th: All QSOs have now been uploaded to ClubLog. Hope to have
them uploaded to LoTW after I return home. Also hope to have OQRS up
and running in a few days. Please don’t send any Bureau cards, use OQRS.
VP6D QSL UPDATE. Gene,K5GS, informs, "We're still on schedule to have
the cards in the mail mid Feb." To view the VP6D and VP6D/MM QSLs,
VP6D Front -- https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51146969_1998265366888049_9213276849369513984_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=5cfc29ff7919a6cbb7bcd87116f6e739&oe=5CB49179
VP6D Center -- https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/50856825_1998265300221389_7459928786616713216_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=d0ae621f0883f1a1f70c4425ab1116f6&oe=5CC5B22F
VP6D Back -- https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/50675731_1998265070221412_4575423893015101440_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=6b20a3919de68e207621acd77c1061b8&oe=5CBF74A8
VP6D/MM Front -- https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/50732277_1998265083554744_2091880855357095936_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=36745cc40933382e31dbe64f7e0008c8&oe=5CB3401E
VP6D/MM Back -- https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51200825_1998265006888085_4470214335477579776_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=7836bf461316f840c65a5d64049b842b&oe=5CF79985
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2TS, 9G2HO, 9G5GS, 9Y4/VE3EY, CM2RSV, CR5T,
CT1EEB, D41CV, E51DWC, EP6RRC, HC2AO, LY2J, NL8F, S58N, SM6CCO, SP2QCW,
SP6IXF, TG9ADM, XT2SZZ, and ZL7/JA0JHQ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4S7AB, 6O1OO, SV2ASP/A, TT8KO and YJ0GC
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!!
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....
T2, TUVALU. Antoine, 3D2AG, was expected to activate Funafuti Island
(OC-015) as T2AR this month, but has now pushed it back to mid-February.
T31EU KANTON ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). Operators Guenter/DL2AWG,
Hans/DL6JGN, Heye/DJ9RR, Wolf/DM2AUJ, Joe/DK5WL and RonaldPA3EWP will be
active as T31EU from Kanton Island (OC-043) between February 16th and
March 5th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and some FT8.
Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826, 3523, 7010, 10105, 14023, 18069, 21023, 24891 and 28023 kHz
SSB - 3795, 7090, 14185, 18130, 21285, 24950 and 28485 kHz
RTTY - 3590, 7045, 10140, 14080, 18095, 21080, 24910 and 28080 kHz
FT8 - 1840, 3567, 7056, 10131, 14080, 18102, 21080, 24910 and 28080 kHz
They will listen for US Generals on 14280 kHz and UP.
They will listen for JA stations on 160m DOWN 5-6 kHz.
The FT8 frequency for JA stations on 160m is 1908 kHz.
QSL via DL2AWG or ClubLog's OQRS. ADDED NOTE: Before and after the
DXpedition, the T31EU team will be active from Tarawa (T30), (holiday
style). For more details and updates, see: http://www.kanton2019.de
ADDED NOTE: INDEXA announced this past week that they will be supporting
V3, BELIZE. Olli, DH8BQA, (along with his XYL) will be at the Maya Hill
Lodge sometime in February. He will will be signing V31FO and activity
will be holiday style on various HF bands. An OQRS for QSL requests to
be provided later on.
V3, BELIZE. Francesco, IK0FUX, will be active as V31UX from Maya Hill
Lodge between February 1-8th. Activity will be holiday style on various
HF bands, mainly CW. QSL via IK0FUX or LoTW.
V3, BELIZE. Operators Robert/K5PI (V31AT), John/WC0W (V31TP), Madison/W5MJ
(V31IT), Karl/AD0KH, Nancie/NM0C, Leigh/WC0T and Steve/WW0G will compete
in the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Multi-Single
entry from San Ignacio, Belize. They will use V3T for the contest callsign.
QSL V3T and V31TP via WC0W or LoTW (no ClubLog). Look for operations before
and after the contest by the operators. They will mostly focus on CW and
on the 30/17/12 meter bands. Operators will be there between February
12-19th. QSL V31IT via M0URX or OQRS. QSL V31AT via K5PI, direct, by the
Bureau or LoTW.
V3, BELIZE. Operators Victor/WB0TEV and Scott/K5PS will be active as
V31VP and V31CQ, respectively, from Blackman Eddy between February 26th
and March 5th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and
FT8. This will include participation in the ARRL International DX SSB
Contest (March 2-3rd) as a Multi-Single entry signing V31VP. QSL V31VP
via WB0TEV, direct or by the Bureau. QSL V31CQ via K5PS, direct, by the
Bureau, eQSL, ClubLog or LoTW.
VP2M, MONTSERRAT. George, K5KG, will be active as VP2MKG from Gingerbread
Hill, Montserrat (NA-103), sometime in mid-February. Activity will be on
various HF bands (watch the WARC bands, and low bands) using CW and SSB.
He plans to be in the ARRL International DX CW (February 16-17th) as a
team (possibly Charles/K1XX, Doug/K1DG and John/K1QX) signing VP2MSS,
and as either as a Multi-2 or Multi-Single entry; still undecided. QSL
via K1QX. Operators George/K5KG and Charles/K1XX will also be in the
CQWW 160 SSB (February 22-24th) Contest signing as VP2MKG. QSL via LoTW
or direct to K5KG.
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Adrian, AA5UK, will be active as VP5/AA5UK
from Providenciales Island (NA-002) between February 28th and March 8th.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB, the Digital modes (RTTY and
FT8) and the Satellites. There will be some operations in the ARRL DX
SSB Contest. QSL via AA5UK, direct, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.
YS, EL SALVADOR (Cancelled). Tom, KC0W, announced this past week that his
DXpedition to El Salvador next month is cancelled.
YV, VENEZUELA. Julio, YV1KK, will be active during the ARRL International
DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry.
QSL via the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. For more info, see:
Z6, KOSOVO. Mome, Z32ZM, is once again active as Z68M from Prishtina
until February 5th. Activity will be mainly on 160/80/30 meters using
FT8 on the normal frequencies (1840, 3573, 10136, 18100....etc kHz)
with the MSHV V2.07 program in the "multi-answer protocol". QSL via
ClubLog's OQRS (strongly recommended). For more details, see QRZ.com.