OPDX Bulletin 1410 April 15, 2019
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1410
April 15, 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 Cluster
Networks, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4UEE, WB6RSE,
N7WR, W7HU, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX
News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les
Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ4YGS, OM3RM, OZ4FF, OZ6OM &
50 MHz DX News, RW6HS, Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ & ICPO for the
following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 7th/April, through Sunday, 14th/April there were 215
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5T, 5X, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2,
9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, 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, E6, E7, EA, EA6,
EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO,
FP, 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, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT,
JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD,
OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY,
PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF,
TG, TI, TK, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK,
VK9N, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YB, YI,
YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z6, Z8, 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".
5P0, DENMARK (Special Event). Look for many special event stations signing
5P0WARD/xx or 5P0WHD/xx (with different suffixes) to be active on April
18th, between 0000-2400z, to celebrate the "IARU 94th World Amateur Radio
Day". QSL via OZ1ACB. A special 5P0WARD Award is available for working
the many different 5P0WARD/xx and 5P0WHD/xx stations (different suffix).
Please send no paper QSL to them. ClubLog, LoTW and eQSL will all be for
the callsign 5P0WARD and 5P0WHD (with no extended suffix)! For details,
see QRZ.com (qrz.com/db/5p0ward).
ADDED NOTE: For more details on "World Amateur Radio Day" and "On-the-Air
Activities", see the ARRL Web page at:
5X, UGANDA. Anders, SM0HPL, is once again active as 5X7W from Kampala
until April 27th. Activity will be limited to his spare time (due to his
job) on 20-10 meters (possibly 30m) using CW, JT65 and FT8. QSL via SM0HPL,
ClubLog or LoTW.
9G, GHANA. Matteo, IZ4YGS, will once again be active as 9G5GS from Sanzule,
West Takoradi (Western Region), Ghana, between April 13th and May 7th.
Matt informed OPDX back in December that he travels to Ghana almost every
month for work reasons. Activity will be limited to his spare time. He is
usually on "almost every evening" on 20/30/40/60/80/160m; Setup FT-891,
small 300w amp and vertical antenna, using mostly FT8 and SSB. On FT8
(Fox-Hound Mode) the suggested frequencies are: 3567, 7056, 10131 and
14090 kHz. QSL via IZ4YGS, direct or eQSL.
9U, BURUNDI. Francesco, IV3TMM, will once again be active as 9U3TMM from
Bujumbura (WW Loc. KI46QP) between August 31st and September 17th. Activity
will be on 60-6 meters using SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via IV3TMM, by the
A.R.I. Italian Bureau, ClubLog or LoTW.
CO0, CUBA (Special Event). Every April 18th, radio amateurs from all over
the world take to the airwaves to celebrate "World Radio Amateur Day". It
was on that day in 1925, when the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)
was formed in Paris.
The Federacion de Radio Aficionados de Cuba (FRC), a member of the
IARU, will participate in the celebrations for the 94th anniversary of
the IARU creation by activating the special event station, CO0HK, which
will be on the air from Cayo Jutia, in the Pinar del Rio Province between
April 19-21st. Operators mentioned are Miguel/CO1CB, Nelson/CO3HK, Alay/
CM2AML, Leonardo/CL2BR and Darien/CL2DCL. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10/2
meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via W7HU only direct. QSL cards
will be offered to the first 100 stations contacted.
CR3/CT9, MADEIRA. Tibi, OM3RM/CT9ABN, will be active as CR3DX from Porto
Moniz, Madeira Island, during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) as
a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. He will be on the island between
May 21-29th, so activity outside of the contest will be on 80-10 meters
using the callsign CT9ABN. QSL via OM2VL, direct or by the Bureau. Please
don't send QSL via CT Bureau; use OM QSL Bureau or direct.
CZ, CANADA. Gerry, VE1RM/W1VE, will be using the special callsign, CZ1Z,
during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) as a Single-Op/High-Power
entry. QSL via LoTW. The CZ1Z special callsign belongs to the Yukon CanAm
Contest Club (VY1AAA). The special callsign is part of the 50th anniversary
celebration of the Official Languages Act of Canada. Canada amateurs will
be using these special prefixes for this celebration between March 28th
and May 28th. The VEs may change their prefix to CK, VA may use CJ, VY may
use CZ and VO can use CY.
E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Reminder). Operators Bruce/AD7MM, along with his
XYL Marilyn, KI7DLK, and Doug/W6HB will once again be active as E51BAS,
E51MAS and E51DLD, respectively, from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between
April 21-28th. There may be some operations from the stations of Jim/E51JD
and Bob/E51BQ. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands, modes,
with two stations with 100 watts and wire antennas. QSL via their home
callsigns or LoTW.
EF8, CANARY ISLANDS. Juan, EA8RM (ex-EA8CAC), will be active as EF8R
during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry. QSL via LoTW or EB7DX.
EG1, SPAIN (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club de las Fuerzas
Armadas Españolas (RCFAS) will be active as EG1FAS to commemorate the
Armed Forces in Spain between May 4th and June 2nd. QSL via the Bureau
or QSL Manager EA1ADP.
FO/M, MARQUESAS ISLANDS (Press Release #1, date April 9th). Bob, K4UEE,
sent of the following [edited]: Members of the CAN-AM DXpedition Group
will be operating from the Island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas Islands
for 10-12 days between November 6-19th, 2019. The Marquesas Islands rank
#60 on the ClubLog's DXCC "Most Wanted List". Operations will include
all available bands, 160m-10m and CW, SSB and FT8. Operators are: F6BCW,
K4UEE, K5PI, W5MJ, W5SJ, W5RF, VA7DX and VE7KW. This includes the operators
from TX5T last year. QSLs will be available via direct and LoTW. A website
and further details will be available soon.
GB0, SCOTLAND (Special Event). Members of the Inverness & District Amateur
Radio Society will be active as GB0BOC from the Culloden Battlefield,
Scotland, on April 16th. Activity is to commemorate the anniversary of
the 1746 battle. No paper QSL. QSL via LoTW or eQSL only. For more details
about the battle, see: https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/culloden
HZ, SAUDI ARABIA. Samir, HZ1SK, from Jeddah will be active during the CQMM
DX Contest (April 20-21st). QSL via IZ8CLM.
AS-024. Operators Tak/JR1LZK and Mitsu/JE1HXZ will be active as JR1LZK/6
and JE1HXZ/6, respectively, from Iriomote Island between April
26th and May 6th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via their home callsigns, direct, by
the Bureau and LoTW.
AS-079. Take, JS6RRR/JI3DST, will be active from Miyako Island between
April 24th and May 7th. He will use the following callsign:
JI3DST/6 for DX, and JS6RRR/6 & JL3YWN/6 for JA stations.
Activity will be on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using
CW, SSB, FM, RTTY and FT8. Operations may vary in case of
heavy rains or other conditions. QSL routes are as follows:
JI3DST/6 via JI3DST; JS6RRR/6 via JS6RRR and JL3YWN/6: ONLY
1 WAY (Please don't send QSL to him). Please check QRZ.com
for details. Look for logs to be posted on ClubLog.
EU-011. Operators Steve/G4EDG, Jeff/G4ELZ and Pete/G4GSA will be active
as GB5SM from St.Mary's, Isles of Scilly, between April 20-27th.
Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB, the Digital
modes and possibly the Satellites. QSL via LZ1JZ, direct or
OQRS. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog.
EU-068. Members of the F6KOP Radio Club will be active as TM5S from
Sein Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a
Multi-Single/DXpedition/Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via
F5MFV, by the Bureau, direct, ClubLog or eQSL. Operators
mentioned are Maurice/F5NQL, Raymond/F6DVH, Pierre-Marie/F4FCE,
Bastien/F4EYQ and Fabien/F4GYM.
EU-122. Ian, G3WVG, will be active as MN5A from Rathlin Island, North-
ern Ireland, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a
Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/DXpedition entry. QSL via LoTW.
NA-143. Joe, K5KUA, will once again be active as K5KUA/5 from Galveston
Island (USI TX-001S, Galveston County, Texas) during the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Island-Fixed/Low-
Power entry. Operations will be mostly CW and some SSB. QSL
via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
OC-059. Haru, JA1XGI, will be active as V6K from Kosrae Island some-
time later in the year. Activity will be holiday style on
40/30/20/15/10 meters using mainly CW, sometimes FT8. QSL
via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS
or LoTW. Look for more details to be forthcoming.
OC-133. Saty, JE1JKL, will once again be active as 9M6NA from Mohammed's,
9M6MO, QTH on Labuan Island, East Malaysia, during the CQWW WPX
CW Contest (May 25-26th). He will be on the island between May
23-28th., His focus will be on 6 meters FT8 (50.313 and 50.323
MHz). Also, FT8 (F/H) on 50.318 MHz. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS
only for Bureau and direct QSLs. All the logs are promptly
uploaded to LoTW. Visit Saty's home page at:
OC-207/ (Cancelled) The DX1CC DXpedition by operators Ed/4F1OZ and
OC-128. Gil/4F2KW from Arena Island (OC-207), Philippines, expected
to take place between April 12-15th, has been cancelled "due
to some unforeseen circumstances." The OC-207 activity may take
place at a later date. However, they might be active from
Palawan Island (OC-128) on the same dates, April 12-15th.
OC-235. Operators Audie/DU1ZDR and Gazelle/DU1ZDQ will be active as
DZ1A from Patrick's on the Beach, Siargao Island, between May
4-5th. Activity will be on specifically IOTA frequencies
14260 and 7055 kHz using CW and SSB.
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......
J2, DJIBOUTI (Reminder). By the time you read this, the J20DX team will
be activating the first of two IOTAs between April 13-21st: Moucha Island
(AF-053) and the super rare Sept Frere (AF-059) (aka Seven Brothers,
Sawabi or Seba Islands). The team will be active as J20NT from their
hotel in Djibouti between April 13-14th (city not mentioned). Activity
will be on 80-6 meters. Tentative dates for AF-059 (signing as J20DX)
are April 16th-18th/19th, and for AF-053 (signing as J20DX/p) are April
18th/19th-19th/20th. The 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. Laurent, FM5BH, is once again active as J79BH from Dominica
(NA-096) until April 16th. His QTH is Calibishie on a cliff in the north
part of Dominica. Activity will be holiday style on 160-40 meters using
mostly CW, with 200 watts (TS480HX) into a Buddistick. QSL via FM5BH.
K7, UNITED STATES (Special Event). For one week, beginning May 12th,
operators Jerry/N7WR and Tim/KC8RYO will activate special event station,
K7P, in honor of National Police Week. They will be on the air (SSB only,
General portions of the HF bands) as their schedules permit. There is a
commemorative QSL card (SASE required) for those who QSL to the K7P
address as listed on QRZ.com. The purpose of this special event is to
call attention to the men and women of law enforcement who have given
their lives in the line of duty. This special event is in cooperation
with the Concerns of Police Survivors organization.
MJ, JERSEY. Operators Marek/MJ0ILB, Lidor/MJ0IKL, Vláda/OK1FIK, Honza/
OK1NP, Jozef/OK1FWM and Zdenek/OK3RM will be active using their own per-
sonal callsigns, be it the native Jersey callsign or the CEPT variant
of their home callsign, near St. Brélade, Jersey (EU-013), between July
21-29th. Activity will be on various HF bands, including 6 meters using
CW, SSB and some Digital modes. The team will be active as MJ0ICD during
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). For more details and updates, see:
OFFICERS FOR 2019-2020. On Monday, April 1st, the members of Northern
Ohio DX Association (NODXA) re-elected the following to serve as officers
between May 2019 and April 2020:
President: Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Vice President: Dennis Stuber, K8LBT
Secretary: Glenn Williams, AF8C
Treasurer: Mary Michaelis, N8DMM
Newsletter Editor: David Autry, WD8IOU
For more information about NODXA, check out the club's Web site at:
NODXA has a FaceBook page at:
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (April 15-21st).......
Apr/15th AN Apr/18th AN Apr/20th AN
Apr/16th AN Apr/19th AN Apr/21st 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 for propagation:
* VOACAP predication Web page at: http://www.voacap.com/hf
* DX.QSL.NET Propagation page: https://dx.qsl.net/propagation
* A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
* SolarHam Web page: http://www.solarham.net
* Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at:
* 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
SOLAR CYCLE NEWS....
* "Solar Cycle 25 Predicted to be Similar to Cycle 24" -- Read the
article posted on the ARRL Web page at:
* "Scientists predict a new solar cycle is about to begin and that
it might be stronger than the last one" -- Read the article posted
on "The Washington Post" Web page at:
QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu) (April 14th)
4Z1MOON via 4Z4KX OO70NATO via ON4JM SV5/G2JL via G2JL (d)
AM170DWI via EA1DWI OS0S via ON4ZD (L/O/e) SV8/SV2HJW/P via SV2HJW (d/L)
C5WP via ON7WP (d) PA350RB via PA2CVD & (e) TA4/OH2KW via OH2KW
EH5SSC via EA5RCB (d) R1996VK via R1996VK (O) TA4LYL via TA4LYL (L)
HB0/PA3CNO via PE1FLO RA/EI6DX via RA3R TM34UFT via F6ICG
II0RGPG via IZ0ANF RO75KR via RX7K TM50KBK via F4GTB & (e)
K4S via W4JS S50WAAD via S59DKS TP2CE via F5LGF
LZ117ML via LZ1KCP S549APR via S51A UP58G via UP58G (L/e)
OH0UA via DL6UAA S79AM via RA0AM V51MA via PA3249 (d)
OL60HZ via OK1XZ (O) SN10WFF via SP5C VE7ACN/CK9 via VE7ACN & (L)
OL75CLAY via OK2PXJ SN8K via SQ8ERS & (L)
(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......
* PLEASE NOTE: The ClubLog DX Report (https://clublog.org/dxreport.html)
is updated every 7 days and contains a summary of band conditions and
activity, based on the data that you and other ClubLog users have
uploaded. Also, it now includes a breakdown of modes logged in the
last week. Check it out.......
5Z4ZC via PA3CPK. Kees, PA3CPK, was active as 5Z4ZC from Nairobi,
Kenya until April 12th.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4X1SK, 5T5PA, 9A4T, A41KT, A92GE, AP2NK, CN2FA,
CP6CL, CT7AUK, CU2AP, DK7ZT, DO1KHW, ED5KB, EE100V, EG5ANT, G8BCG,
HA7TM, HC2AO, HC5DX, IG9MO, IV3GOW, J73WA, JG3QZN, JX7GIA, KH2L, MM0HVU,
NP2J, OE6JVE, ON8BB, P29VCX, PJ2/NF9V, R3OZ, R7NW, RA1AOB, RA3QK, RU6YJ,
SV1CIF, TG9ANF, TO7D, UT7QF, UW1HM, V26M, VA3TIC, VC2Z, VI9NI, VO2CQ,
VP2MKG, YB3DY, YO8RSL, YT7AW, YU1EL and ZL3GK
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5W0GC, 9J2BO, 9X4XX, A5A, AP2NK, C5YK, OH10X,
P29VCX, P29VCX (OC-025), RI0B, RI1ANL, RI1ANO, S21ZAS, UN7G, V31GX,
VU4YC, XR208C and YJ0GC
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE IARU BUREAU: NONE TO REPORT THIS WEEK!!!
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
to send in their info....
RARE U.S. (MAINE) GRIDS (HF/SAT/POTR/WWFF Op). Operators Matt/W1PY and
Sean/KX9X will be activating the rare grids of Maine the weekend of April
28th. Grids to be activated are: FN53-54-55-56-57-65-66-67. The current
plans are to spend Saturday, April 27th, in the potato field at the inter-
section of FN's 56-57-66-67. They will also be on HF at up to 8 Maine
state parks for the "Parks on the Air", the "World-Wide Flora and Fauna"
awards programs, and any interesting roadside attraction they stumble
upon while on the road. A detailed satellite operations schedule is to be
announced ASAP. For more complete details/updates are on their FaceBook
page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/805477656486634
Also, follow them on Twitter at (https://twitter.com/SeanKutzko) and
(https://twitter.com/whiskey1py) for real-time updates.
S7, SEYCHELLES. Russian operators Leonid/RA0AM and Evgenyi/RA0ANR are
now active as S79AM and S79ANR, respectively, from Seychelles, until
April 19th. Activity will be from several Islands all in IOTA AF-024.
Operations will be on 20-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
QSL S79AM via RA0AM. QSL S79ANR via RA0ANR.
S9, SAO TOME & PRINCIPE. Operators of the LazyDxers Team (Jose/EA1ACP,
Charly/EA1DVY, Pedro/EA5BJ, Gen/EA5EL, Francisco/EA7FTR, David/EB7DX and
Helio/S92HP) will be active as S9A from Sao Tome Island (AF-023) between
June 6-18th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8.
QSL via EB7DX. Look for more info to be forthcoming. ADDED NOTE: This
is a reissued callsign that was used in the 2004 CQWW CW Contest. QSL
SILENT KEY. It has been reported that Larry R. Poorman, W8VKO/DL8VKO,
became a Silent Key (SK) on Saturday, April 13th, 2019. He was a member
of the GMA (Global Mountain Activity Group -- http://www.cqgma.net/)
and enjoyed activating mountain summits (Alps of Austria, Switzerland
and Lichtenstein)! OPDX and its reader would like to send out our deepest
sympathy to the family and friend of W8VKO/DL8VKO.
T32, EASTERN KIRIBATI (Reminder). Ken, KH6QJ, will once again be active
as T32AZ from Crystal Lodge, Kiritimati Island [Christmas Island](OC-024)
between April 16-23rd. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15 meters, but will
focus on 40 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home call, direct or by
T43, CUBA. Members of the Special Group of Expeditions and Competitions
(GEEC) will be active using the special callsign T43A from the Province
of Artemisa, in the western part of the Republic of Cuba, between 0000
UTC, May 16th and 0000 UTC, May 20th. This operation is celebrating their
first anniversary. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, including 60 meters,
using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via RW6HS.
TF, ICELAND (SSTV). Between April 9-23rd, Lucy, KD2MFV, an artist-in-
residence at "SIM" (https://sim.is/seljavegur-residency), in Reykjavik,
Iceland, will partner with Jón, TF3JA, an Icelandic Radio Amateur and
member of Icelandic Radio Amateurs (ÍRA) (http://www.ira.is/english/),
to transmit images via SSTV. The images, appropriated from the Reykjavik
Museum of Photography's collection, are of Icelandic glaciers photographed
in a time before we knew climate change existed. Lucy is asking HAM radio
operators who receive her long-range image transmissions to print out
the images received and mail them back to her using instructions on her
Web site (www.lucyhelton.com). She will be updating the blog daily. In
exchange, when she has assembled the printed pieces to reconstruct the
whole image transmitted, she will make QSL postcards of the completed
images and mail them back to the participating HAMs. The resulting art-
work will be a collaborative fine art example of long-range communications
between humans,concerning accelerated environmental change. She would
greatly appreciate it if you could please notify the ARRL's HAM members
of the existence of this project.
Transmissions -- Each single transmission consists of 12 x SSTV images.
She will be transmitting 5 different glacier images over 15 days. The
SSTV calling frequency and daily transmission times are (frequency will
be + / - 5kHz):
20 meters: (USB) 14.230 MHz @ 1pm / 6pm / 11pm GMT
For more project information please go to: http://www.lucyhelton.com
VK9N, NORFOLK ISLAND (Reminder). With VI9I going QRT by the time you read
this, Rob, VK2FBBB, will once again be active as VK2FBBB/VK9 from Norfolk
Island (OC-005) between April 14-27th. Activity is usually and mainly on
40 meters, with an occasional 80 meters operations after 6 pm (local time)
each night. QSL via VK2 Bureau.
VP8/OS, SOUTH ORKENY ISLANDS DXPEDITION (Update). The South Orkney Islands
DXpedition (AN-008) has added another operator to the team for their planned
operation in Feb/Mar of 2020. The team of operators now includes: Dave/K3EL
(Team Leader), Les/W2LK (Co-Team Leader), Steve/W1SRD, Ricardo/PY2PT,
Gene/K5GS (Co-Organizer and Treasurer), Arliss/W7XU (Medical Officer),
Heye/DJ9RR, Laci/HA0NAR, Mike/WA6O, Vadym/UT6UD, Walt/N6XG, Rob/N7QT and
Ken/NG2H (newly added). They will fill the last open position soon. For
more details and updates, visit the following media pages:
VP8/OS Web page: https://sorkney.com
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WP4, PUERTO RICO. Felipe, NP4Z, will be active as WP4X from San Juan
during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Single-Op/High-Power
entry. QSL via N4AO.
XT2, BURKINA FASO (Reminder/Update). Max, DK1MAX, will once again be
active as XT2MAX from Burkina Faso between April 17-25th, 2019. Activity
will be holiday style on all bands using mostly CW and FT8. Max announced
this past week the following frequencies for FT8:
FT8 (F/H Mode): Planning to operate 5 kHz above the standard frequencies.
This depends on band usage and QRM situation. Look for XT2MAX on FT8
(F/H Mode) here: 1845, 3578, 5357/5362, 7079, 10141, 14079, 18105, 21079,
24920 and 28079 kHz. For JA station on 160m 1845/1908 kHz split.
FT8 (Normal Mode): QSOs will be on standard frequencies. In case of a
pileup, Max will move to F/H Mode and QSY.
QSL via DK1MAX, LoTW, eQSL, (no Bureau or SWL reports) and ClubLog.
NO PAPER QSLs.
YB, INDONESIA. Hans, YB2DX, will be active during the CQWW WPX CW Contest
(May 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m) entry. QSL via LoTW or
direct to his home callsign.
Z6, KOSOVO (Reminder). Operators Thomas/OZ1AA and Alex/OZ7AM will be
active as Z66Z from Novobërdë, Kosovo, between April 18-22nd. Activity
will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via OZ1ACB, ClubLog's
OQRS or LoTW.
ZD7, ST. HELENA ISLAND. Gil, ZD7BG, will be active during the CQMM DX
Contest (April 20-21st). QSL via the info on QRZ.com.
ZD9, TRISTAN DA CUNHA (Cancelled). The ZD9EI DXpedition by operators
James/9V1YC, Decla/EI6FR and Patrick/EI9HX from Tristan da Cunha Island
(AF-029) in September has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.