The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1423
July 22, 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, N2OO, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4ZW, WA4DAN, K8YSE, W8AV, W8GEX & 60m DX News, 9A3ST, DJ0IF, DL1SBF, DL4OCF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3SWH, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, LA9RY, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, 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, 14th/July, through Sunday, 21st/July there were 202 countries active. Countries available: 1A, 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/n, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EZ, F, FG, FK, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2M, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, Z8, 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". 6O, SOMALIA. Ken, LA7GIA, will once again return to Somalia and be active as 6O7O in September. His last activity was in January 2018 as 6O6O. He announced the following on his Web page (https://www.la7gia.com/where-next): [edited] For a long time I have been planning where to go next. This time I decided to return to Somalia which I also activated in 2018. I really look forward to this trip! Planning a trip to Somalia involves many limitations and challenges wrt obtaining permissions, logistics, operation as well safety & security wise. I have obtained the license 6O7O, and LoTW is already received by ARRL. I have a better QTH than last time, this time also with more space for beverages to NA/EU and Asia. Everything is booked and in place like accomo- dation, flight etc. I will be operating solo for exactly 14 days on all bands 160-10m using mainly CW. If possible also digi mode. If someone can send me an original Elecraft mic I might do some SSB as well... I will be using my upgraded Elecraft K3, 1 kW amplifier and various TX/RX antennas. 160m: toploaded vertical 80m/40m: fullsize verticals 30m, 17m, 12m: dipole 20m, 15m, 10m: My favourite 2 el Mosley beam RX antennas: 200-230m beverage to NA/EU and asia. K9AY loop as backup. RemoteQTH.com equipment and controller QSL via M0OXO. Log will be uploaded to ClubLog. Donations are very much appreciated to PayPal (email@example.com). Anyone donating upfront will receive direct QSL and express LoTW! ADDED NOTE: Also check out Ken's FaceBook page at: https://www.facebook.com/L-A-7-G-I-A-DXpeditions-707222219710335 9H, MALTA (Press Release, dated July 18th, by Phil, G3SWH)[edited]. Several members of the Bristol Contest Group (Robin/G3TKF, Alan/G3XSV, Colin/G3YHV and Paul/M1DSE) will again operate as 9H6YB from Triq San David, Mtarfa, Malta (IOTA EU-023) during the 2019 RSGB IOTA Contest on July 27th and 28th. The log will be uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog after the contest. Paper QSLs for this activity are only available via G3SWH direct with adequate return postage and the use of the OQRS facility on (www.g3swh.org.uk) is strongly recommended. There will also be a log search facility at (www.g3swh.org.uk). QSL cards sent via the RSGB or Maltese Bureaux will NOT be collected or replied to. CY9C ST. PAUL ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release dates July 16th). [edited] In less than two weeks the CY9C DXpedition team will arrive in Dingwall, Nova Scotia, in preparation for the DXpedtion to St. Paul Island. The dates for the DXpedition are July 31st-August 8th. All seven team members are ready with gear packed and weighed to help facilitate an efficient process of ferrying the gear to the island via helicopter. The team is not employing a boat for this DXpedition as all operations will be from the Northeast Island. There are no longer any facilities for a boat to be able to dock at the Northeast Island with its foreboding cliffs and sharp rock formations that encompass the island. With that being the case, extra care must be taken to transport the generators and fuel by helicopter. Pat, N2IEN, the helicopter pilot, and helicopter mechanic Barry Smith, will supervise and oversee the loading of all gear on each flight. An advance team will fly to the island first in order to erect the operation tents. While that is taking place, the first of many chopper trips will commence with all of the other DXpedition gear. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we have good VFR flying weather. On the 2016 CY9C DXpedition we had a number of very stormy days (and fog) where flights were not possible. Updates will be provided to the bulletins by Murray/WA4DAN or Randy/N0TG as well as at (www.cy9c.com). Phil, VA3QR, will again be giving updates and status reports on his blog which was very popular in 2016. 73, -- Murray Adams, WA4DAN FO & FO/A, FRENCH POLYNESIA AND AUSTRAL ISLANDS (Reminder). By the time you read this, Oliver, W6NV, should be QRT as FO/W6NV from Tahiti, and should be active from Raivavae Island (OC-114) on the July 22nd, as TX2A during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ 24-Hrs/Mixed-Mode/DXedition entry. QSL via W6NV direct or LoTW. FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA (Reminder). Rick, AI5P, will be active as FO/AI5P from French Polynesia between July 22-29th. Activity will be on 40-17 meters using CW and FT8. QSL via AI5P, direct or by the Bureau. No LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog. FT8DMC ANNIVERSARY ACTIVITY WEEKS 2019. To commemorate the 2nd anniversary, eight special event stations will be on air during the "FT8DMC Activity Days" between August 10-24th. All stations will bear the FTDMC or FTDM suffix, referring to the second anniversary of the "FT8 Digital Mode Club". Special QSL-cards will confirm all QSOs and all logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. The following stations will be active: A91FTDMC (Bahrain, Operator A92AA, QSL via A92AA) II8FTDM (Italy, Operator IK8YFU, QSL via IK8YFU) LX8FTDM (Luxembourg, Operators LX1TI, LX1JH, LX1HD, QSL via LX1TI) OD5FTDMC (Lebanon, Operator OD5TE, QSL via K3IRV) OE19FTDMC (Austria, Operators OE1SGU and OE4VIE, QSL via OE1SGU) TM8FTDM (France, Operators F1ULQ and F4ESV, QSL via F1ULQ) TO8FTDM (Guadeloupe, Operator FG8OJ, QSL via F1ULQ) ZL6FTDMC (New Zealand, Operator ZL1MVL, QSL via F1ULQ) An FTDMC Anniversary Award can be earned by working the FTDMC and FTDM stations and collecting points applicable for various award classes: Bronze: 10 QSOs with at least 3 different special 'FTDMC/FTDM' stations Silver: 15 QSOs with at least 4 different special 'FTDMC/FTDM' stations Gold: 20 QSOs with at least 5 different special 'FTDMC/FTDM' stations Platinum: 30 QSO’s with all activated 'FTDMC/FTDM' stations For more details, see the FT8DMC Web page at: https://www.ft8dmc.eu IOTA NEWS.............. AS-063/ (Reminder!) Members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) will AS-152. activate two IOTAs in the Khatanga Bay region during July and August. Operators mentioned are Vasily/R7AA, Eugene/UA6EX, Leonid/UA7A and Alexander/UX0LL. They will operate from Popigay- Ary Island (AS-063) first, signing as R63RRC between July 26-30th. They will also operate from Bol’shoy Begichev Island (AS-152) signing as RQ73QQ between August 1-3rd. Activity will be on 40-17 meters. QSL via R7AA (OQRS after expedition preferable), via the Bureau. For more details and updates, see: https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/r63rrc/en AS-068. (RT9K 2020 DXPEDITION) Igor, UA9KDF, announced that the RT9K team plans to be active from Rastorguyeva Island, in the Kara Sea Coast Center group sometime in March 2020. This will be an extreme expedition on snowmobiles of 1,400 km in one direc- tion. Another tough one from the Arctic. AS-136. Operators Dale/BA4TB, Chen/BD4SS, Gu/BD4TS, Tao/BG4TRN, BH4BWX, Tom/BH4SCF, Xingang/BH4TVU, Caros/BH4TXN and Xinrong/BI4SCC will be active as BG4TRN from Chongming Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Two/High-Power entry. QSL via BG4TRN. Operators will use their own home callsigns before the contest. QSL via their home callsigns. EU-008. Gordon, MM0BIM, will be active as GM7WCO/p from Isle of Skye during the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via GM7WCO. EU-016. Ivan, 9A3VIS, will be active from Vis Island (IOCA CI-142) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op entry (His first contest; 17 years old). QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. EU-016. Members of the Radio Club Croatian Flora Fauna and friends (9A3DF, 9A3ST, 9A4WY, 9A5M, 9A5YY, 9A6AA + two non-ham persons) will be active as 9A2L in the RSGB IOTA Contest from the uninhabited Island of Sušac (9AFF-0011, CI-109, LH-1430, 42°45.0, N 16°29.7E). Some of operators will operate before and after the IOTA Contest under their home callsigns and as 9A1WFF/p. Operators 9A5YY and 9A3ST will activate SOTA 9A/DH-157 (first time activation). PLEASE NOTE: A special T-Shirt with 9A2L logo will be awarded (free of charge) to the best HAMs (Croatian + WW) with the highest scores (slots) in the IOTA Contest from the table of results available on ClubLog. EU-025. Joe, IT9RZU, will be active from Sicily Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ CW-Mode/24-HRs/Low-Power entry. QSL via ClubLog or LoTW. EU-029. Steen, OZ8SW, will once again be active from Sjaelland Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via OZ8SW. EU-031. Operators Salvatore/IC8SQS, Rastislav/OM3BH, Jozef/OM3GI, Tibor/OM3RM and Julius/OM7JG will be active as IC8SQS from Ischia Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via IC8SQS. EU-041. Simone, IU4HRJ, will be active as IM0/IU4HRJ from Maddalena Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single- Op/Island-DXpedition entry. QSL via IU4HRJ. EU-055. (Update) Members of the Haugaland group of NRRL (LA4C) will be active as LM450C from Utsira Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. LM450C is a special event callsign for the Haugaland group to celebrate their 50th anni- versary. Operators mentioned are Morten/LA7XIA, Christian/LA8OM, Knut/LA9RY, Odd Arne/LB3AI, Bjorn/LA1CO and Peter/LB0K. There may be possible pre-contest activity on Friday, July 26th, on CW and SSB, on 80-10 meters. QSL via Bureau, LoTW or direct (3 USDs) to: Haugaland Group of NRRL, Box 92, 4296 Akrehamn, Norway. EU-083. Members of the ARI La Spezia, will once again be active as IP1T from Isola del Tino (IFF IFF-218, IIA SP-002, MIA MI-114, ITA ITA-058, WLOTA 0645) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/1-Stn/High-Power entry. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using low power, with antennas: Windom (80-10m) and a vertical 1/4 wave on 40 meters. QSL via I1ANP, direct or by the Bureau (preferred). Operators mentioned are Jul/I1SAF, Marco/IK1IXF, Mirco/IK1WVR, Antonio/IK8XVA, Felix/ IK1ZVJ, Stefano/IU1IEK, Roberto/IZ1ZCT, Mauro/IZ1JLS, Riccardo/ IZ1JOE and Carlo/IZ1OSS. The Italian Navy, for security reasons, does not allow overnight accommodation on the island. Activation will be limited to daylight hours only. EU-117. (Update) Operators Vasily/RU3SD, Vasily/RA1ZZ and Avinir/UA1ZZ will be activating 8 different lighthouses and 8 different islands in the Gulf of Finland North IOTA Group using the callsign RK3SWB/1 between July 20-31st. The tentative schedule is as follows: July 20th - Cape Pesochny Lighthouse (ARLHS ERU-224, RLHA NEW, WCA UA-00201) July 21st - Cape Flotsky Lighthouse (ARLHS NEW, RLHA NEW, WCA UA-00864) July 21st - Stirsudden Lighthouse (ARLHS ERU-008, RLHA RLE-011) July 21st - Cape Kyurnönniemi Lighthouse (ARLHS ERU-216, RLHA RLE-149, RAFA HD46, HHB9) July 22nd -- Island & Lighthouse “Ravitsa” (IOTA EU-117, RRA RR 01-02, ARLHS NEW, RLHA NEW, RAFA HHC7) July 23-24th -- Zapadnyy Berezovyy Island (IOTA EU-117, RRA RR 01-40) July 24-25th -- “Severnyy Berezovyy Island (IOTA EU-117, RRA RR 01-39) July 26-28th -- Vikhrevoy Island & Povorotnyy Lighthouse (IOTA EU-117, RRA RR 01-15, ARLHS ERU-057, RLHA RLE-068, WLOTA WLH-0164); operators will sign homecall/1 during the RSGB IOTA Contest. July 28-29th -- Lisiy Island (IOTA EU -117, RRA RR 01-16); operators will sign homecall/1 during the RSGB IOTA Contest. July 29-30th - Kottojsaari Island (IOTA EU-117, RRA RR 01-38) July 30th -- Vysotsky Island (not an IOTA) & Patteri Lighthouse (RRA RR 01-14, ARLHS ERU-222, RLHA RLE-148, WCA UA-00022, RAFA H648) July 30-31st -- Kayasaari Island &d Likaniemi Lighthouse (IOTA EU-117, RRA RR 01-19, ARLHS NEW, RLHA NEW, WCA UA-00216, RAFA HJ4M) Activity will be on 80-10 meters including 30/17/12 meters using CW and SSB. QSL RK3SWB/1 via RU3SD. EU-131. Bodo, DF8DB, will be active as IL3/DF8DX from Lido Di Venezia between July 26-28th. Activity will be on 40-15 meters using CW. This will also include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/12-HRs entry. QSL via DF8DX, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. EU-132. Adam, DJ0IF, will once again be active as SN0RX from Wolin Island, Poland, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode entry. QSL via SP8BXL. Some activities before the contest will be possible. EU-146. Ivan, ON4IBM, will once again be active as PA/ON4IBM from Schouwen Duiveland during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/24-Hrs/High-Power entry. QSL via ON4IBM. EU-147. Operators Bernard/G3SHF, Carsten/G0SYP, Tom/M0DCG, Evan/M0TJU, Pete/M1PTR and Kieron/EI6KP (M5KJM) will be active as EJ6KP from Aranmore Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-2/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or ClubLog. EU-172. Poul, OZ9V, will be active as OZ9V/P from Samsø Island (DIA- JY-008) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via LoTW. EU-172. Henning, OZ2I/OZ1BI, will be active as 5Q6EE from Hjarno Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry. QSL via OZ2I. EU-172. Paul, DL5CW, will be active as OZ/DL5CW from Hjarno Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/ Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign. EU-179. Members of the Ukrainian "Radioclub Sputnik" (UR6GWZ) will be active as UR1G from Kalanchakskiye Island (UIA BS-08, URDA HE-14) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via UR8GX, direct or by the Bureau. Before and after the contest, operators will be active as homecall/p. Operators mentioned are Ivan/UR8GX, Nikolai/UR3GO, Vladimir/US0GJ, Alexey/UV5QQ and Vladimir/UT3GB. NA-110. Tom, WA2BCK, will be active from Hilton Head Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via WA2BCK. NA-126. Operators Fred/VE1FA, Helen/VA1YL, Ralph/VE7OM, Alphonse/VO1NO, Scot/VE1WFT, Wayne/VE1BAB and Bob/VE1RSM will be active as VB1D from Bon Portage Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via VA1YL. NA-140. Steve, NY3A, will be active as NY3A/3 from Smith Island, Maryland, between July 26th through the end of the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via NY3A. OC-165. Operators Alfa/9M8ADX, Wat/9M8WAT, Dennis/9W8DEN, Liew/9W8CH, Zaheer/9W8ZZK, Ren/9W8MAD, 9W8GEO and 9W8VYY will be active as 9M8RC from Satang Besar Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via 9W8KIF direct. SA-029. Marcelo, PY2AE, will be active as ZZ1R from Ilha dos Ratos (Rats Island) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-29th). QSL via PY2AE, by the Bureau or direct. SA-060. Operators Bob/PT2GTI, Daniel/PT7BI, Renato/PW8BR and Fernando/ PY8FML will be active as PX8R from the Island of Curuca (WW Loc. GI69ck) between July 26-28th. This is the first time this particular island has been activated and the Team looks forward to seeing you in their logs during the RSGB IOTA Contest. 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...... IS0, SARDINIA. Sebastien, F8BDQ, will be active as IS0/F8BDQ from Sardinia (EU-024) between July 24th and August 6th. Activity will be on various HF bands and an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via his home callsign direct only. J6, ST. LUCIA. Frank, K3TRM, will be active as J6/K3TRM from Saint Lucia (NA-108) between July 21st and August 3rd. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8 and Satellite. Real-time logs will be available on ClubLog during the operation. QSL via K3TRM, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS (for Bureau and direct). NEW CQWW DX DIGITAL CONTEST (Upcoming Webinars). Extending the World Wide DX Contest into the Brave New World of Digital Communication -- This webinar will first review the impetus behind creating a fourth World Wide DX Contest. The key details of the World Wide Digital DX Contest will be described, including frequently asked questions that have arisen. Registration – Two Dates! Sunday, August 4 – 18:00 UTC https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8962195544591264779 Monday, August 5 – 9 PM EDT (Tuesday, August 5 at 01:00 UTC) https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6642228209007372555 Contact Mark Beckwith N5OT at N5OT@ARRL.NET OE19, AUSTRIA (Special Callsign). Bernhard, OE6HLF, will use the special callsign of OE19IOTA during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) from his own QTH (not from an Island). OPDX MAILING LIST (Just A Reminder). The "new" OPDX Mailing List is back up and running! Details on how to subscribe/unsubscribe are at the bottom of this bulletin. PLEASE pass the word around.... Thanks and 73 de Tedd KB8NW PJ2, CURACAO. Frank, DL4OCF, is now active as PJ2/DL4OCF from Blue Bay (aka Blauw Baai, IOTA SA-099, WW Loc. FK52md) as of July 15th. He plans to be there for 2 weeks possibly until July 26th. Activity will be holiday style and mostly on FT8 using a FT-857D (50w) into a G5RV vertical. For his status updates, see QRZ.com. QSL via the DARC Bureau is best. Frank informs OPDX that he will try to set up LoTW if there is any spare time.... PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 22-28th)....... Jul/22nd AN Jul/25th AN Jul/27th AN Jul/23rd AN Jul/26th AN Jul/28th AN Jul/24th 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 and http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html * DX.QSL.NET Propagation page: https://dx.qsl.net/propagation * A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm * SolarHam Web page: http://www.solarham.net * Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at: http://sunspotwatch.com * Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve overseas locations are at: http://arrl.org/propagation * Information and tutorials on propagation are at: http://k9la.us * 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 PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA (Update). Operators Renner/PY7RP and Julio/PP2BT will be active as PY0F from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/Assisted/24-HRs entry. They will be on the island between July 22-28th. Activity outside of the contest will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via PY7RP direct or ClubLog's OQRS. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW. For more details and updates, see: https://py0f.wordpress.com QSL INFO AND NEWS................... QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu) (July 21st) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1A0C via EA5RM & (L) HB9/IZ1GDB via IZ1GDB OJ0C via OH3JR 9A01GPPVC via 9A5WW I1BHN/IA5 via I1BHN RA/DJ8QP via DJ8QP CR50A via CR50A (CT-B/d) I6/PH9HB via PH9HB (d/L) SX94MIKIS via SZ2T (L/d) DL/LY3IV via LY3IV & (L) IA5/IK2MMB via IK2MMB & (L) TF/K0FFY via K0FFY (d/L) EA8/EA4BQ via OH0XX & (L) II1ASGE via I-Bureau or (e) TM1MOON via F4EUG GB2OSS via M6LZX IR9K via IT9DSZ & (L) UP0L via DL8KAC & (L) GB50AML via GB50AML (G-B) IT9/I3EME via I3EME VA2/K1BX via K1BX GB60ATG via M0OXO (d) LZ/SQ5KWA via SQ5KWA (d) HA69MAV via HA69MAV (e) MM/DL5KUA via DL5KUA (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 (d*) Address in Russia LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK...... https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/C4W https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/Z60A (Updated) https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/Z68HZ (Updated) QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5T5PA, 9G2HO, 9K2OW, CU8/NU6F, EA8DBM, EM1U, EM1UA (AN-006), FG8OJ, GB19AFG, GB19CGI, GB19CIM, GB19CS, KN0E/KH3, KU9C/VP9, OD5TX, RA0AM, S92HP, TG9AKH, WH7M, YB8MAN, YJ0GC, ZL2OK and ZL3NB QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3D2AG, E31A, FW5JG and VP8EME QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE IARU BUREAU: AM825TL, AO8EU, AO8WRD, AO10EURAO, AO150ITU, AM810TL and UX0UN --- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc) to send in their info.... SV/A, MOUNT ATHOS (Update). OPDX has been informed that per the DXCC Desk staff, they do not yet have any documentation from Monk Iakovos, SV2RSG, that states he is in fact active from Mount Athos. So currently, any operation by him doesn't count for DXCC. (WFWL) SV9, CRETE. Thomas, SV2CLJ, will be active as SV9/SV2CLJ from the Island of Crete (EU-015) between July 23-31st. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via SV2CLJ direct. TO9, ST. MARTIN. Operators Marco/FS4WBS, John/K9EL, Paul/K9NU, Gary/N9AOL and John/W9ILY will be active as TO9W from Orient Bay, Saint Martin Island (NA-105) between December 4-13th. Pilot stations are Rick/K9NB and Mike/W9MK. Activity will be on 160-6 meters but with a focus on 160/80/40 meters. They plan is to operate FT8 in the Fox/Hound mode on DXpedition frequencies. SSB and RTTY are also planned. There will be NO operation on 60 meters or PSK modes. When the normal FT8 frequencies are busy, they will operate Fox/Hound mode on: 3567, 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095, 21091, 24911 and 28091 kHz. If those frequencies are busy, they will announce their operating frequency. Also, look for them to be in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest between December 6-8th. QSL via W9ILY, LoTW or ClubLog OQRS. For more details and updates, see: http://k9el.com/SaintMartin2019/SXM2019.htm TWO LIGHTHOUSE OPERATIONS (Press Release by Bob, N2OO). The Old Barney ARC will be operating as W2T from the Tucker’s Island Lighthouse (ARLHS- USA-911) in the Tuckerton Seaport in NJ on August 3rd in honor of US NLLW Weekend. This Lighthouse is a replica of the original which fell into the sea during a storm in 1927. It currently features a museum and is the focal point of the Tuckerton Seaport. Since this is not on an island, it does not count for IOTA or USI. Operation is planned mainly on 40 and 20 meters SSB with some CW and FT8 from about 1300–2100 UTC. QSL W2T via N2OO. The Old Barney ARC will also be operating as N2OB from the Barnegat Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-039, aka ILLW US0230) in Barnegat Light, NJ (Long Beach Island IOTA NA-111 & USI NJ-001-S, WWFF KFF-1609) on August 17th in honor of ILLW (Rain date Aug 18th). Operation is planned mainly on 40 and 20 meters SSB with some CW and FT8 from about 1300–2100 UTC. QSL via N2OB. VP6R PITCAIRN ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update, dated July 18th). It happened once again. Unexpected business and time demands pop-up in all our lives. Jim, N9TK (https://pitcairndx.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/N9TK-1-Jim.jpg), has had to withdraw from our team. Jim has contributed a great deal to make this DXpedition happen and we will miss him. Hawk, SM5ADQ (https://pitcairndx.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/SM5AQD-PSO-250X300.jpg), will be taking Jim’s place on the team. Hawk has traveled with us before, is a well-known DXer and DXpeditioner, and excellent operator. He will be one more voice and set of ears for Europe. Welcome to the team, Hawk! XW, LAOS. Simon, HS0ZIB/XZ2A, has announced that in the middle of next month he will be based in the town of Luang Prabang, in north Laos. He stated on eHAM.net, "I just got back from a meeting with the Lao licensing authorities and should pick up my XW license in a week or so. Initially, I will only operate on 20 meters, primarily using FT8 and SSTV." Stay tuned for more details. YJ, VANUATU. Chris, VK2NYA/VK2YUS, will once again be active as YJ0CA from Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035), between July 24-31st. Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters (possibly 10m) SSB only. He also plans to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via his home callsign direct.