The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1430
September 16, 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, K3LR, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K8GI,
K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, N0TG, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter,
DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX,
I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JA1XGI, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PA0RRS,
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, 8th/September, through Sunday, 15th/September there were
208 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H,
9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3,
CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, E6,
E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM,
FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK,
HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, JX, JY, K,
KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK,
OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM,
SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T30, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR,
TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP6,
VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, 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".
5B, CYPRUS. Kasimir, DL2SBY, will be active as 5B/SL2SBY from Ayia Napa
between October 3-13rd. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB
and the Digital modes. QSL via DL2SBY, direct or the OQRS (Bureau/direct)
via ClubLog ONLY. Do not send your QSL via the Bureau! His log will be
uploaded to LoTW later.
6O, SOMALIA (Reminder/Update). Ken, LA7GIA, is now in Somalia and will
be active as 6O7O until September 28th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters
mainly on CW. Activity on other modes (SSB, FT8) will be limited and on
1-2 bands only. Most of his activity so far (as this was being written)
has been on 20 meters CW. For more details and updates, visit his Web
page and the following media pages:
QSL via M0OXO. Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog. Also, make sure you
read Ken's "QSO & QSL Policy" on his Web page.
7Q, MALAWI (Update). Operators Bill/KC4D (7Q7WW), Don/K6ZO (7Q6M) and
Junior/7Q7JN are currently active from Embangweni Mission Hospital at
the Loudon Station in Malawi as time and power allows. Bill states that
he will operate as 7Q7WW during his free time with his friends 7Q6M (Don/
K6ZO) and 7Q7JN (Junior). At the main station, they are on CW and SSB at
various times, usually on 20, 40 and 80 meters. At their residence, they
have a modest station and wire antennas for FT-8. For 7Q7WW QSLs, please
send cards direct to the KC4D address. If you're in the U.S., include a
SASE; outside of the U.S., please also include 1 USD to help with postage.
Bill states, "Unfortunately, I'm not currently set up for e-QSLs, but
expect to get these on LoTW eventually." QSL 7Q6M via K6ZO and 7Q7JN via
address on QRZ.com.
8Q, MALDIVES. Kasimir, DL2SBY, will once again be active as 8Q7KB, but
this time from Meedhupparu Island (AS-013) between May 4-12th, 2020.
Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
QSL via DL2SBY, direct or the OQRS (Bureau/direct) via ClubLog ONLY.
Do not send your QSL via the Bureau! His log will be uploaded to LoTW
8R, GUYANA. Rudi, DK7PE, will be active as 8R1CW from Guyana between
September 21-28th. Activity will be limited to his spare time on various
HF bands, using an Elecraft KX3 with new Juma 1000 amp into wire antennas.
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and
updates, see: https://www.rooody.de
AFRICAN TOUR (Reminder). By the time you read this, Pista, HA5AO, will
once again be active as 3DA0AO from the Kingdom of eSwatini (Swaziland)
until September 30th. He will be active from the Mountain Inn Resort at
Mbabane. His plan is to start to set up antenna and station on the 16th,
and he can be expected on the air by the evening. The station set up
contains an Elecraft K3S with a KPA500 and fed into a vertical antenna.
Pista will operate on the 80-10m bands using mainly CW and FT8 on the
higher bands. Pista plans to be active on September 21st and 22nd in the
All Africa DX Contest as a Single-Op/Single-Transmitter/CW-Mode/All-
After the eSwatini operation Pista, HA5AO, will arrive in Lesotho on
the 1st of October and plans to stay until October 19th. He will again
use the 7P8AO callsign. Flight and room at Molengoane Lodge is also
booked. Due to other commitments the operation from Lesotho will take
place during his free time mainly on CW and FT8 on the higher bands.
QSL policy, Logsearch and OQRS is available at: https://www.ha5ao.com
C21, NAURU (Update). By the time you read this, operators Yuris/YL2GM,
Jack/YL2KA, Kaspars/YL1ZF and Kristers/YL3JA will be active as C21WW (not
C21W as first announced) from Nauru (OC-031) between September 16-25th.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters, possibly 60m, using CW, SSB, RTTY and
FT8. The suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826.5/1821, 3524, 7024, 10113, 14024, 18083, 21024, 24903 and 28024
SSB - 3790, 7090, 14190, 18140, 21290, 24940 and 28490
RTTY - 3583, 7043, 10143, 14083, 18105, 21083, 24923 and 28083
FT8(*) - 1836, 3565, 7070, 10143, 14090, 18095, 21090, 24910 and 28090 kHz
* - FT8 will be Fox & Hound mode
Split operation will always be used: QSX CW up 2 (160m down 2, for JA
1810-1820); and QSX SSB/RTTY up 5.
QSL via YL2GN direct or ClubLog (for direct or by the Bureau) for paper
QSLs. Full LoTW upload will be done 6 months after the end of the DX-
pedition. For more details and updates, see (new URL):
Please do not send log correction requests. Corrections will not be
provided. All individual supporters 20 USDs+ will receive direct QSL.
Please do not send your QSL to them via Bureau - they are not required.
CQ9, MADERIA. Operators Silvia/EA1AP, Alberto/EA1SA and Tony/CT1HTU (F8ATS)
will be active as CQ9A from San Jorge, Madeira Island, between October
18-26th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-6 meters (special attention
on 60m) using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS or EA1AP.
DAY-ZENIA 2020 HAMVENTION NEWS........
* Dayton Hamvention Signs 5-Year Contract with Greene County Expo Center -
The Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) has signed a 5-year agree-
ment to keep Dayton Hamvention® at the Greene County Expo Center. The
agreement was announced on September 9th by Hamvention General Chair-
man Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT. Read the complete details on the ARRL Web page
* Room Reservations for Dayton 2020 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in down-
town Dayton. Tim, K3LR, reports: UPDATE: After the 2019 Crowne Plaza
experience I conducted a thorough review of all available facilities
in the Dayton/Xenia area including several site visits. I also met
with key stake holders and they assure me that the security issues
with the Crowne have been dealt with. Local authorities have given
assurances that there will be improvements during our stay for 2020.
The adjoining parking garage work will be completed in time for our
arrival. Therefore contester activities will stay at the Crowne for
*** Contest University USA 2020 *** will be held in Dayton - all
day - at the Crowne Plaza on Thursday, May 14, 2020.
2020 RESERVATIONS at the Crowne Plaza Dayton open on Monday, September
16th, 2019, at 9 AM EDT. This is the Contest University room block. The
2020 rate is 149.00 USDs per night (same for single or double) plus
tax. If you stayed at the Crowne Plaza this past May (Dayton 2019)
and you filled out a 2020 Crowne Plaza hotel reservation form (left
under your door on check-out day) and then dropped it off at the Crowne
Plaza registration desk, then you should have or will get an email
confirmation (with a confirmation number) from the Crowne Plaza for
your 2020 Dayton reservation.
If you would like to make a reservation for Dayton 2020 - the
remaining Crowne Plaza rooms will be available for reservations
starting Monday, September 16, 2019, at 9:00 AM EDT (eastern USA time).
The GROUP CODE must be used to get in this room block. GROUP CODE is
The 2020 Dayton Hamvention week dates are:
Wednesday May 13, 2020 CTU registration
Thursday May 14, 2020 Contest University 2020
Friday May 15, 2020 Hamvention and 31st Annual Top Band Dinner
Saturday May 16, 2020 Hamvention and 28th Annual Contest Dinner
Sunday May 17, 2020 Hamvention
The quickest way to get in the 2020 Crowne Plaza contest room block is
via the website below. Starting Monday, September 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM
eastern daylight time (1300 GMT) go to: http://contesthotel.com
You must use the Contest Group Code CON when you make your reservation.
This special Group Code will not work if you try to use it before 9:00
AM EDT on September 16, 2019. Your reservation can only be made starting
after 9:00 AM EDT on Monday, September 16, 2019 and only with the CON
You may also call the reservation line - use the special CON Group
Code - after 9:00 AM EDT on September 16, 2019. 1-800-689-5586 or
937-229-9853. As the phones get jammed - your BEST bet is to use the
website. I expect the Crowne Plaza hotel will sell out very very
quickly - so please plan your reservation submission accordingly.
WEB sites for 2020 Contesting events at Dayton:
Hope to see you in Dayton 2020! 73, Tim K3LR
HB0, LIECHTESTEIN. Kasimir, DL2SBY, will once again be active as HB0/DL2SBY
from Masescha between December 21-28th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via DL2SBY, direct or the OQRS
(Bureau/direct) via ClubLog ONLY. Do not send your QSL via the Bureau!
His log will be uploaded to LoTW later.
HC2, ECUADOR. Joe, IZ1HGP, will be active as HC2PY from Isidro Ayora in
central Guayas, Ecuador, for one year between September 15th (2019) and
September 15th (2020). QSL via LoTW, e-QSL, by the Bureau or direct. No
other details provided.
HC5, ECUADOR. Joshua, W9HT, will be active as HC5JLT from Ecuador between
December 15-21st. Activity will be on various HF bands and 6m, using CW,
SSB, and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign.
INDEXA NEWS (Election Results for 2020 Fiscal Year)[edited]. Dear INDEXA
Members -- The results of the election are as follows:
* Three Year Directors: Hal Turley, W8HC, was elected as a three year
director to serve during the 2020, 2021, and 2022 fiscal years. Bob
Allphin, K4UEE, and Ralph Fedor, K0IR, are both three year directors
previously elected to serve during the 2018, 2019, and 2020 fiscal
* Two Year Directors: Franz Langner, DJ9ZB, and Gary Dixon, K4MQG, were
elected as two year director to serve during the 2020 and 2021 fiscal
years. Lou Dietrich, N2TU, is a two year director previously elected
to serve during the 2019, and 2020 fiscal years.
* One Year Directors: Steve Sullivan, KZ2I, Valerie Hotzfeld, NV9L, Otis
Vicens, NP4G, and John Scott, K8YC, were each elected as one year
directors to serve during the 2020 fiscal year.
* President: Bob Schenck, N2OO, was elected to serve during the 2020
and 2021 fiscal years.
* Vice President: Jerry Rosalius, WB9Z, was elected to serve during
the 2020 and 2021 fiscal years.
* Secretary-Treasurer: Dick Williams, W3OA, was elected to serve during
the 2020 and 2021 fiscal years.
* The Directors have now voted for the Fiscal Year 2020 Chairman and
elected Ralph Fedor, K0IR, to serve as Chairman.
Thanks for your continuing support of INDEXA and our purpose of working
DX and making DX happen! INDEXA is always poised to support many of the
"Most Wanted" DXpeditions.
73 and Good DX! Dick Williams, W3OA, Secretary-Treasurer
International DX Association, 398 Lakeview Shores Loop, Mooresville,
NC 28117 USA
AS-015. Rich, PA0RRS, will once again be active as 9M2MRS from Penang
Island, West Malaysia, between December 2nd (2019) and February
28th (2020). Activity will probably be on 40-10 meters using
CW, RTTY, PSK, FT8, FT4 and possibly SSB (he will have a micro-
phone in the luggage, but normally no SSB [possible on request]).
Rich will have a Yaesu FT450D with 100 watt into a G5RV dipole
with bents on the balcony of the house and a MFJ automatic
intellituner for all bands. QSL via his home callsign, ClubLog's
OQRS, LoTW or eQSL.
AS-025. Andrey, R1FW, is now active as R1FW/0 from Kunashir Island
until September 18th (possibly until the 25th). Activity will
be on 40/30/20 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via his
home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or bird/bottle mail.
AS-122. Operators Tae-su/DS3EXX and Lee/DS3FGN will be active as
homecall/2 from Daecheong-do Island between October 3-9th.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8.
Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1821/1825, 3522, 7022, 10115, 14022, 18080, 21022, 24901
and 28022 kHz
SSB - 3790, 7090, 14192, 18122, 21250, 24940 and 28450 kHz
FT8 - 1810, 3540, 7070, 10122, 14080, 18095, 21090, 24910
and 28090 kHz
Frequencies can change due to QRM or local noise. Split
operations will always be used. They will listen on CW starting
1 up and SSB up 5. FT8 will be on the F/H mode. QSL via LoTW
or direct to their home callsign.
AS-200. (Reminder) Operators Take/JI3DST and Masa/JR8YLY will be active
as JI3DST/5 and JR8YLY/5 from Shodo Island between September
20-25th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY
and FT8. QSL via their home callsigns.
EU-138. Operators Gaby/DF9TM and Frank/DL2SWW will once again be active
as SD7M and SD7W, respectively, from Sturko Island between now
and September 19th. QSL via their home callsigns by the Bureau.
NA-057. Operators Dennis/W1UE, Radoslav/N2WQ, Ivailo/LZ5VV, Wieslaw/SP4Z
and Ian/VE3JI will be active as HQ9X from Chillax Roatan Island
during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th) as a Multi-2
entry. QSL via KQ1F. Outside of the contest (between September
20th and October 7th), they will be active for any bands/modes
that they can operate on, including 60m operations (limited
to 50 watts USB). Sked requests can be sent to W1UE.
NA-220. Bo, OZ1DJJ, will be active as OX3LX from Simiutaq Island between
September 26-30th. Activity will be on various HF bands (Focus
on 160/80/60m), but limited to his spare time when not working
(He states, "Best chance is in the morning around lunch and
after dinner [local time utc+2], on the weekend also during
night/morning"). QSL via OZ0J direct (see QRZ.com). Logs get
uploaded to LoTW, ClubLog and sometimes eQSL. For more details
and updates, see: http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped
OC-059. Haru, JA1XGI, will once again be active as V6K from Kosrae
Island between December 2-9th. Activity will be on 160/80/
40/30/20 meters using mainly CW with some RTTY and FT8. Focus
will be on EU/NA/SA/Middle East of Asia. He will also be in
the ARRL 160m CW Contest (December 6-8th). Suggested frequencies
CW - 1815/1822.5, 3525, 7025, 10115 and 14040 kHz
RTTY - 7035, 10140 and 14080 kHz
FT8(N) - 1840*, 3573, 7074, 10136 and 14074 kHz
FT8(F/H) - 7051, 10131 and 14085 kHz
* QSX 1908 (JA)
** Frequency on the above will change by band condition.
His equipment will be an Icom IC7300 with a DXV600L(Tiny PA)
into two vertical antennas. QSL via his home callsign, direct,
by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW (available after 3 month).
For more details and updates, watch: http://v6k.client.jp
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......
KH6, HAWAII. Paolo, IK5SRF, will be active as KH6/IK5SRF from KH7M's QTH
on the Big Island between September 20-25th. Activity will be holiday
style using mainly CW, with some SSB, and a focus on EU on the lower
bands. QSL via LoTW or direct to his home callsign.
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
PACIFIC (DXPEDITION) TOUR CONTINUES (Update). By the time you read this,
Heli, DD0VR, (along with XYL Bigi, DE3BWR) should be active as A35JY
until September 21st. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes.
QSL via DD0VR.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (September 16-22nd).......
Sep/16th HN Sep/19th AN Sep/21st AN
Sep/17th AN Sep/20th AN Sep/22nd 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:
* 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
QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu)(September 15th)
3Z0R via SP9SX HG5SPORT via HA5LO T30L via YL2GN (O)
5B/OH2LZC via OH2LZC (O/L/e) JW/IZ7KHR via IZ7KHR T77BL via T77BL (d/L)
7Q6M via K6ZO (direct) MD/EB1BSV via EB1BSV T88MK via JO3LVG (d)
CT8/OK1DOY via OK1DOY OE15SOTA via OE5YYN TM41CDXC via F5CWU
HB0/DJ2AX via DJ2AX OZ/DL5XJ via DL5XJ & (L) ZS9Z via ZS1OIN
HF0PCK via SP1DPA R680S via RO3F
HG19ITU via HG19ITU (O/e) RA/DJ8QP via DJ8QP
(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
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4S6NCH, 6Y5HN, 8A74RI/9, DL5ZM, J68HZ, KG4WV,
LU9DO, NP2X, PU5SQL, PZ5RA, R8CA, RA0CGY, S92HP, VK9APX, WP4BRI, XR0ZRC
YL30WAY, YV4YC, ZL1CVD and ZW2HQ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: D41CV, LU2X (SA-049), VK5MAV/6 (OC-211), VK5MAV/6
(OC-183), XR0ZRC and XR1RRC
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: None reported this week!!!!
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
to send in their info....
T32, EASTERN KIRIBATI. Ken, KH6QJ, will once again be active as T32AZ
from Crystal Lodge, Kiritimati Island [Christmas Island](OC-024) until
September 24th. 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
T6, CUBA (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club of Caibarien will
activate special event station T46W between September 27-29th. Activity
will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW. For more
info, see QRZ.com.
T8, PALAU. Noboru, JH1OLB, will once again be active as T88DT from the
VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between November
21-27th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (depending on condition) using
CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31, SSTV and JT65A. QSL via his home callsign, direct,
by the Bureau or LoTW. No eQSL.
TI7, COSTA RICA. Operators John/W2ID, Kam/N3KS, Nathan/N4YDU and Chris/KL9A
will be active as TI7W from Guanacaste, Costa Rica, during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. Also, look for Chris,
KL9A, to be active as TI7W during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th)
as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL all TI7W via W4FS. Outside
of the contests, look for operators to sign TI5/homecall on all bands. QSL
via operator's instructions.
V4, ST. KITTS. Gary, G0FWX, will once again be active as V47FWX from
John's, V47JA, QTH on St. Kitts Island (NA-104) between November 6-13th.
Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands. QSL via M0URX, or
VP6R PITCAIRN ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. On September 8th, the following was
posted by Ralph, K0IR, on the Pitcairn Island DXpedition 2019 FaceBook
page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/580069859103416) with pictures
[edited]: "The Braveheart arrived on Pitcairn Island on schedule on Sept.
6th. After waiting out a torrential rain, all our DXpedition gear was
unloaded and taken ashore by the Pitcairn Island longboats. Generators,
fuel, antennas and masts, Flex radios, ACOM amps, the DX Engineering 160
vertical, Yagis, ----- everything. It's all there, stored safe and dry
in the engineering building. When the roads dry out, all our gear will
be moved to our operating sites and be ready for us when we arrive in
This process will save us 150 to 200 man hours of installation time
and get us on the air much faster.
Thank you Braveheart and Pitcairn Island crews!!"
Also, check out the Pitcairn Island DXpedition Web page at:
XW, LAOS (Update). Per DX-World.net, Simon, G6JFY/HS0ZIB/XZ2A, has announced
that he has received his new callsign XW0LP (Suffix "LP" stands for Luang
Prabang, the town in north Laos where he now live). License is good for
one year as of October 1st, and is initially valid only for 20 meter band
operations. Simon states, "On 20 meters, I will be active every day,
mostly using FT8. My rig sits right next to my work desk, so I can keep
an eye on the band and answer calls as they are received. I WON'T use
Fox + Hounds mode on FT8, just simple, single mode. I operate my FT8
software manually so that I can select which call to reply to." QSL via
ClubLog. NO BUREAU cards.