The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1436
October 21, 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, WA4DAN, WB6RSE,
K8GI, K8YSE, NE8Z, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, CO8ZZ, DL1SBF, DL7UXG &
The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, EP3CQ, F5NQL,
F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, ON4CAS,
RN3RQ, Sixitalia Weekly, TA1HZ, VE3DZ and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 13th/October, through Sunday, 20th/October there were 214
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G,
9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3,
C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6,
EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP,
FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a,
HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, 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, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2,
S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T30, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR,
TT, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VK9X,
VP2E, VP6, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, VU7, XE, XU, XW, XZ, YB, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS,
YU, YV, Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZK3, 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".
3B8, MAURITIUS (Update/Callsign Change). It would seem that the callsign
has been changed for the upcoming CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th)
Mauritius (AF-049) Multi-Multi operation. Look for operators to sign 3B8M
(not 3B8MU as first announced). Operators mentioned are: Olof/G0CKV,
David/K1ZZ, Denny/KX7M, Rich/N6AA, Martin/N6VI and Arthur/W6XD. Look for
activity before and after the contest on the low bands. QSL via LoTW or
M0OXO. The team is expected to be there between November 18-29th. No
other details were provided.
3V8, TUNISIA. Operator SWL Ashraf "Ash", 3V4-002 (KF5EYY) will be active
as 3V8SS from the "Radio Club Station of Tunisian Scouts" in Sousse during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry. QSL via LoTW or LX1NO. Read about Ashraf on the following Web page
3W, VIETNAM. Alex, KU1CW, will be active as 3W9A from Ho Chi Minh City
between October 20-28th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using all modes
and including the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/
Low-Power entry. QSL via KU1CQ, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
3Y0I BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). The following was posted
on the Rebel DX Group's Web page (https://www.rebeldxgroup.com/), dated
October 13th: Dom is working on Rebel projects in Fiji and will return
to Poland at some point where he will send out 3D2CR QSL cards.
After 200K of our private money spent from the Rebel Team's first attempt
at Bouvet, we have recently decided we will no longer "self fund" the cost
of fuel for any second attempt. We expect the cost of fuel for attempt #2
to be near or at 80K. If we can raise 80K, a Rebel Team will go.....
The Rebel Team
4L, GEORGIA. Operator Gia, 4L4WW, will be active as 4L0A from Obcha
(Western Georgia) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as
a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via LoTW. He states, "PLEASE
do not send QSL cards direct to him".
4L, GEORGIA. Mamuka Kordzakhia, 4L2M, President of the National Associ-
ation Radio Amateurs of Georgia (NARG), will be active during the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry.
QSL via 4L2M.
6O, SOMALIA. Ali, EP3CQ, will once again be active as 6O1OO starting
October 22nd for one month. Activity will be limited to his spare time
because he works for the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in
Mogadishu. Operations are usually on 80/40/30/20/17/15/10/6 meters (mostly
on 40/20meters FT8) using SSB and FT8. Ali informs OPDX that he has updated
his QRZ.com page and is looking for some equipment donations. He posted
the following on his QRZ.com page: "Due to the harsh weather conditions
super (hot, humid, windy and, salty) there is a necessity to change the
equipment antennas, wires, UPS and defect RF units (due to overheat), I
need and rely on your donations to keep the station running. Sponsors
and equipment donors, please contact me (EP3CQ) directly."
REMINDER: Effective as of February 11, 2019, the callsign, 6O1OO, has
been accepted for DXCC credit. QSL direct to: Ali Solhjoo, Schnacken-
burgstr. 3, Berlin 12159, Germany. QSL cards will be replied to on a
bi-monthly basis. IRC's are not accepted. See QRZ.com for more info and
picture of his station. Flash news will be posted via Twitter: @ep3cq
8P, BARBADOS. Tom, W2SC, will once again be active as 8P5A during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power
entry. Look for him to do casual operating and testing before and after
the contest on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW or direct
to HA1AG (not NN1N).
8Q, MALDIVES. Tommy, DL8KX, will be active as 8Q7KX from Baa Atoll (AS-013)
between November 10-17th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/15/10 meters and
will be only CW. QSL via his home callsign or ClubLog's OQRS.
9H, MALTA. Operators Kurt/DF4XX (9H3FX), Olaf/DL4HG (9H3OG) and Holger/
DL5XAT (9H3TX) will be active as 9H3TX from Gozo Island (EU-023) during
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi/2 entry. QSL via DL5XAT,
by the Bureau, direct or LoTW. Operators will be there between November
21-26th. Look for operators to be active outside of the contest using
their own 9H callsigns. QSL via their home callsign.
9H, MALTA. John, 9H1XT, will be active as 9H6A from Xghajra during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via 9H1XT
direct or LoTW.
AAW 2020. Gianni, I1HYW, reports the following [edited]: "The Antarctic
Activity Week (AAW) is celebrating every year since 2003. The 17th Edition
of the AAW will take place between February 10-17th, 2020.
Purpose of the A.A.W. is to increase world wide interest around the
Antarctic Continent and its related matters, with the aim of staying
close to the researchers and personnel who are spending their time away
from home and families, studying the Antarctic life and its secrets.
Addition purpose is to share what Nations and Organizations are doing
to protect this still non contaminated corner of the world, to share a
message of peace WW.
Normally we did run the AAW on the last week of February, in concomi-
tance with the 22nd of February, when the Argentines rejoice the Argentine's
Antarctica Day (DIA DE LA ANTARTIDA ARGENTINA see www.marambio.aq ), but
this year we did anticipate the date, in order to leave our Argentinean
friends the full focus on their event.
Launching the 17th AAW, WAP (Worldwide Antarctic Program), invites all
Radio Amateurs (OMs & SWLs) around the world, Clubs and Organizations as
well as other important groups and individual operators WW to join and
share with us, this initiative.
All stations will qualify for WAP WADA and WAP ASEA (Antarctic Special
Again our intention is to draw your attention to the Antarctic Continent,
and AAW is the unique event WW where Hams (in any corners of the world,
and not necessarily in Antarctica) wish to celebrate and improve World-
wide interest around the Icy Continent.
Check (http://www.waponline.it/antarctic-activity-week/aaw-2020/) to
see a dedicated page and who the operators will be, as they sign up.
73, Gianni I1HYW
CE9/HF0, ANTARCTICA. Seba, SQ1SGB, will be active as CE9/SQ1SGB and
HF0ANT from Halley VI British Antarctic Research Station and the Polish
Henryk Arctowski Station on King George Island (AN-010, WLOTA LH-0312),
respectively, between December 20th and February 8th. Activity will
mainly be in 40/20 meters using SSB and the Digital modes (FT8/JT65).
QSL via his home callsign direct only.
CN3, MOROCCO. Operators Robert/9A5E, Petar/9A6A, Stefano/IK2QEI, Matteo/
IK2SGC, Davide/IZ2ZOT, Jaroslava/OK1ARI, Jiri/OK1DO, Petr/OK1FFU, OK1JTK,
Jiri/OK1RI, Vaclav/OK1VVT, Norbert/OM6NM, Spiros/SV8CS and YL Anna/SV8NAC
will be active as CN3A from Safi during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
26-27th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via LoTW or via IK2OHG. Visit their
Web page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CN3A/112969535390789
CO0, CUBA (Special Event/Contest Op). Look for special event station CO0CB
to be active from Bariay starting October 26th to October 29th. Activity
is to celebrate the meeting between two cultures when Christopher Columbus
landed in Cuba for the very first time back in 1492. Operations will be
on all bands, CW, SSB and FT8, and including a possible entry in the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 267-27th). QSL via CO8NDZ.
CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Press Release). Murray, WA4DAN, sent out the following
press release Sunday morning: "I will be heading to Sable Island this
morning to meet with the on-island staff of Parks Canada to discuss
details of our upcoming 2020 CY0 DXpedition. The flight scheduled for
October 19th was canceled due to water on the sand landing area on the
island. I also plan to test propagation on 20 meters for a couple of hours.
I am also scheduled to meet with the Parks Canada, Sable Island manager
Monday afternoon in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This meeting will be to determine
the number of ops we will be allowed to take on the 2020 CY0 DXpedition.
We will also try to fine tune the dates for the DXpedition.
The 2020 CY0 DXpedition team would like to thank Parks Canada for working
with us on this venture. Very soon we will establish a CY0 website with
all of the details for the DXpedition."
D68CCC COMOROS DXPEDITION NEWS (Reminder). Members of the Mediterraneo DX
Club (MDXC) will be active as D68CCC from Comoros Island (AF-007) between
October 21st and November 2nd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including
30/17/12m, using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. For suggested frequencies, see
OPDX.1430. QSL via IK2VUC, by the Bureau, direct or OQRS. For more details
and updates, see: http://www.mdxc.org/d68ccc
Also their FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/d68ccc
EA9, MELILLA (Bird Op). Philippe, EA4NF, will be active as EA9/EA4NF from
Melilla (IM85) on the satellites between November 18-21st. This is a very
small Spanish territory located in Northern Africa and a very rare GRID.
It is listed as one of the Most Wanted SAT DXCC. Portable activation will
be with a FT818 and a FT817ND operating in full Duplex with an Alaskan
Arrow Antenna. FM and Linears. QSL via LoTW. Keep an eye on Philippe's
Twitter feed for further updates and passes: https://twitter.com/EA4NF_SAT
EF9, CEUTA AND MELILLA. Jorge, EA9LZ, will be active as EF9Z from Ceuta
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL
via LoTW and EA5KB.
FG, GUADELOUPE (Update). Philippe, F1DUZ, is once again active as FG4KH
from Guadeloupe (NA-102) until October 29th. Activity will be on 80/40/
20/1715/12/10 meters using SSB and FT8. He will also be on in the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 26-257th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via his home
callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
FO & TX7, FRENCH POLYNESIA AND MARQUESAS. Didier, F6BCW, will once again
be active as FO/F6BCW from French Polynesia, but this time from Huahine
Island (OC-067) between October 25-30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters
(depending on the propagation) using CW only. Didier will be watching via
LP and SP for Europe according to the propagation.
From November 3rd, Didier will be at Hiva Oa Island (OC-027) in the
Marquesas Island in preview to prepare for the TX7T DXpedition (see
OPDX.1435). Next possibility, Didier will try to be active from Hiva Oa
with the callsign FO/F6BCW on November 4-5th and between November 19-25th,
on 40 and 20m. The beginning of the TX7T DXpedition will take place between
November 6-17th, with activity on 160-10 meters. See the Web site:
QSL FO/F6BCW via F6BCW direct (w/3 USDs) to: Didier CADOT, 180 rue du Moulin
de la coudre - 71440 TRONCHY FRANCE. QSL TX7T via Tim Beaumont, M0URX.
H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE. Operators Larry/K1ZW and Rob/N7QT will be active
as H40KT and H40TT, respectively, from Pigeon Island (OC-065) between
November 14-26th. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. QSL
via M0URX or OQRS. Look for more details to be forthcoming.
HC, ECUADOR. Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD, will be active as HC1MD/2 from Ballenita,
the Provincia de Santa Elena, Ecuador, and from the Farallon Dillon Light-
house (ARLHS ECU-017)[arlhs.com], Capay on Hill, between October 27th-
November 9th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters (14270 kHz SSB for light-
house hunters) using CW, SSB and FT8, and the equipment to be used is a
TT-857D into a Spider Vertical (40/30/20/17m). QSL via K8LJG and LoTW
after the trip.
HC, ECUADOR. Uwe, DL8UD, will once again be active as HC5M from Cuenca
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-
Band/High-Power/Assisted entry. Before and after the contest, Uwe will
operate on 160-10 meters, including the 30/17/12m bands, using CW and
SSB. QSL via DL8UD, direct or by the Bureau.
IA0, ANTARCTICA. In mid-December, operators Marco/IK5SQX (aka DK5SQX)
and Nicola/IZ7ZNZ will be among a group of Italian Researchers on their
way to Concordia Station (WAP MNB-03) where they plan to stay until
February 2020. Activity (when time permits) will be mostly on 20 meters
SSB, possibly afte January 5th. Nothing sure about the callsign they are
going to use from there, maybe IA0DC... Read the full details at the WAP
Web site: http://www.waponline.it
AF-004. David, OK1DTP, will be active as EA8/OL5D from Fuerteventura
Island, Canary Islands, between November 21-28th. Activity
will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a
Single-Op/Single-Band (80m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via OK1DTP.
AF-004. Vlada, OK1CW, will be active as EA8/OK1A from Fuerteventura
Island, Canary Islands, between November 21-28th. Activity
will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a
Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via OK1CW.
AF-004. Jarda, OK2GG, will be active as EA8/OK2GG from Fuerteventura
Island, Canary Islands, between November 21-28th. Activity
will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a
Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via OK2GG.
AS-017. (Update) Markus, DJ4EL, is now active as JS6UEA from Yomitan,
Okinawa, until October 25th. Activity is on 40/20/15/10m using
SSB. QSL via his home callsign, but preferred method is via LoTW
or ClubLog's OQRS. For updates, watch is Twitter page at:
AS-099. A group of Turkish amateurs will be on the air as TC0F from
Bozcaada Island (in memory of Tuncer, TA1F/SK) during the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/Single-TX entry.
Operators mentioned are Hakan/TA0G, Hulki/TA1U, Rebi/TA2BN,
Osman/TA2DO, Deniz/TA1CQ, Tev/TA1HZ, Can/TA1CR, Golkem/TA7AZC
and TB0BBB. QSL via TA2BN.
AS-206. Operators Ted/JF1CCH and Eiji/JQ1SUO are now active as JF1CCH/0
and JQ1SUO/0 from Sado Island until October 21st. Activity will
be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via their
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......
KP3, PUERTO RICO. Felipe, NP4Z, will be active as KP3Z from the Puerto
Rico Contest Club in Rio Piedras during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via N4AO.
NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Yuriy, N2TTA, will once again be active from
here as NP2P during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-
Op entry. QSL via LoTW.
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
OR0/OR18, BELGIUM (Special Event). To celebrate the 18th birthday of HRH
Princess Elisabeth, members of the Belgian IARU Society UBA will activate
special event station OR0YAL (which could be read as O Royal) between
October 25th and December 25th. During the same time period, over 30
different UBA club stations using the special prefix "OR18" will be
aired and individual Belgian hams are allowed to make use of the "OR"
prefix instead of the regular "ON" in their callsign. Also, a commemor-
ative award will be available for working "OR0YAL" and the "OR18" club
stations during this time-frame. The certificate will be available in four
different classes: Bronze (30 pts), Silver (50 pts), Gold (70 pts) and
Platinum (110 pts). Each "OR18" station as well as "OR0YAL" counts as
two points on the first band worked and one additional point on every
additional band worked. Contacts made on the same band but in different
modes do not count separately. No band or mode restrictions nor any
endorsements. Please note that how ever they encourage you to do so,
contacting other Belgian stations do not get you any points towards this
commemorative certificate. For more details, Logsearch and award appli-
cations should be made via (https://or0yal.uba.be). This Web site will
be available during the activity period.
OX, GREENLAND. Thomas, OZ1AA, will be active as OX1AA from Kangerlussuaq,
Greenland (NA-018), between October 22-29th. Activity will be on various
HF bands. QSL via OZ1ACB.
P4, ARUBA (Update). Yuri, VE3DZ, will once again be active as P40T from
Aruba (SA-036) between October 21-31st. Activity will be on all HF bands
using CW, SSB and FT8. He plans to be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via VE3DZ.
PJ2, CURACAO. Erik, ON4ANN, will be active as PJ2/ON4ANN from Curacao
(SA-099, WLOTA 0942) between October 27th and November 2nd. Activity
will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the
Bureau or LoTW.
PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators David/N3RD, Walter/WA3LRO, John/N4RV, Richard/N6KT,
Stu/N7ZZ, Uli/DL8OBQ and Steve/PJ4DX will be active as PJ4K from Bonaire
(SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th)
as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via KU9C. Look for operators to be active
outside of the contest using PJ4/homecalls as station building continues.
QSL via operator's instructions.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 21-27th).......
Oct/21st HN Oct/24th LN Oct/26th HN
Oct/22nd AN Oct/25th LN Oct/27th HN
SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
----------------- ------ -------- ------
AN - Above Normal Quiet K=0-1 0-7
HN - High Normal Unsettled K=2 8-15
LN - Low Normal Active K=3 16-29
BN - Below Normal Minor Storm K=4 30-49
DIS - Disturbed Major Storm K=5 50-99
VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9 100-400
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)
NO QSL-INFO THIS WEEK. Will return next week....
(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......
NEW QSL MANAGER FOR ANTARCTICA STATIONS KC4AAA, KC4AAC and KC4USV.
The QSL Manager for KC4AAA, KC4AAC and KC4USV was Larry Skilton, K1IED.
Larry became a Silent Key on June 2, 2018. Bob Schenck, N2OO, on behalf
of the QSL Managers Society along with an assist from Gerry Kersus,
W1GD, were able to recover the logs and blank cards from Larry's family
earlier this year. With an assist from the QSL Managers Society, a new
QSL Manager has been assigned.
The new QSL Manager for these 3 stations will be Bill Erhardt, K7MT.
Bill was at McMurdo Station for two seasons (2008/09 & 2009/10) and
worked with Larry, K1IED, and helped recover about 7 years of back
QSLs and logs while at Mac Town. Bill mentioned that Larry was a great
guy and he was saddened to hear that he was SK. Bill offered to be
available to take over as QSL Manager for the 3 stations (KC4AAA, KC4AAC
and KC4USV) that Larry managed. All of the recovered paper logs and
blank QSLs were recently passed along to Bill, K7MT, who can now handle
any QSL card requests. Full information can be located on the QRZ pages
for each of the Antarctica calls (KC4AAA, KC4AAC and KC4USV). This
includes information on dates of activities for which logs are available.
We suggest keeping an eye on those QRZ pages for updated information
on more current activities by each of the stations. Bill's E-mail is
(email@example.com) for anyone with any inquiries.
73! Bob Schenck, N2OO
QSL Managers Society
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5B4ALJ, 8P2K, 9K2GS, 9V1YC, A35JT, A82X, A82Z,
C21WW, C37NL, EA6VQ, ES6DO, HH2AA, JW9DL, LX/PA0PIW, LX1HD, OJ0JR, OY1R,
T30L, T88UW, YS1RS and ZS1SBW
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: E44WE, HR6A (1987), K4MIA, MS0INT, R1AND (AN-016),
R1ANP (AN-016), R205NEW (AS-205), R26RRC (AS-204), R63RRC (AS-063),
RI0BC (AS-042), RW0IM/P (AS-059), RW1AI/MM, TO5M and XE1FAA
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3W3B, 3XY3D/P (AF-051), 3XY3D/P (AF-096),
5R8UP, 5T2KW, 9H3HI, 9M6/G3VYI, A52IC, DZ4C (OC-202), E20HHK/P (AS-126),
E51LYC (OC-098), H40D (OC-179), H44R (OC-168), H44R/P (OC-158), IH9/LZ1PM,
PJ5/N6YEU, TG9BBV, TX0A (OC-113), TX0M (OC-297), VE3LYC/KL7 (NA-150),
VE7DP/7 (NA-181), VK5MAV/6 (OC-183), VK5MAV/6 (OC-211), XU7DDD, XW0YJY,
XW1IC, YB9/DL3KZA (OC-150), YE4/DL3KZA (OC-144), Z23MD and ZA/DK8FA
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
to send in their info....
S7, SEYCHELLES. Operators Martin/OK1FZM and XYL Lenka/OK1WZM will be
active as S79ZM from Seychelles between October 18-31st. They will operate
during the first week from Mahe Island (AF-024) and the second week from
Praslin Island (AF-024). Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters
using CW and SSB. Martin will do all of the CW. Depending on conditions,
they may be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th). QSL via OK1FZM,
direct or by the Bureau. All QSLs will be sent out via the Bureau. NO LoTW
SU8, EGYPT. Members of the Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society For Development
(ERASD) will be active as SU8WRC from Sharm el Sheikh between October 28th
and November 22nd during the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-2019).
Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via OH2BH.
SU8, EGYPT. Members of the Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society For Develop-
ment (ERASD) and Radio Arcala from the World Radiocommunication Conference
(WRC-2019) will be active as SU8X from Sharm El Sheikh during the CQWW DX
SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via OH2BH.
T8, PALAU. Jery, HL5BHH, will be active as T88KZ from the VIP Guest Hotel
(Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between October 21-24th. Activity
will be holiday style on 80-6 meters using mostly SSB and possibly FT8.
All the contacts will be confirmed only via LoTW and it will be uploaded
ASAP after holiday.
T8 PALAU. Yunjae/HL5KY, Munehiro/JR6DRH, Mike/JA6EGL, are now active as
T88KY, T88RH and T88SM, respectively, from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio
Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) until October 23rd. Activity will be holiday
style on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL T88KY via
LoTW only, and he states, "it will be uploaded as soon as possible after
holiday. Sorry but I do not prepare paper QSLs for this operation." QSL
T88RH via JR6DRH. QSL T88SM via his home callsign direct only. For more
details about the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room), see:
TK, CORSICA. Look for "Team Charlie" (S5 Team) to be active again as TK0C
from Sant Ambroggio, Corsica, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
23-24th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via S50C, direct, eQSL and LoTW.
The list of operators was not provided. For details and updates, watch:
V4, ST. KITTS (Update/Change). Felipe, NP4Z, is not going to be able to
do his V43Z operation during the CQWW DX SSB Contest as previous announced,
but Randy, K5ZD, will be stepping into the chair there. He will probably
be using the callsign V47T as a Single-Op/ALL-Band entry. QSL via LoTW
VK9/N, NORFOLK ISLAND (Update/Reminder). Operators Jacek/SP5EAQ (VK9NE),
Mek/SP7VC (VK9NC) and Marcin/SP5ES (VK9NG) will be active from Norfolk
Island (OC-005) between October and November. All three operators will
have different lengths of stay on the island:
SP5EAQ (VK9NE) -- October 18th-November 4th
SP7VC (VK9NC) -- October 18-28th
SP5ES (VK9NG) -- October 28th-November 4th
Activity will be on various HF bands. Modes: Jacek/SP5EAQ (SSB ex-
clusively); Mek/SP7VC (Digital modes) and Marcin/SP5ES (CW). Jacek/
SP5EAQ will participate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as
VK9NE. QSL Manager will be SP7VC (direct, by the Bureau or LoTW). Jacek,
SP5EAQ, informed that the Internet access on the island will be very
limited, so it will be a problem to have real time online logs. However,
if possible the logs will be uploaded in batches to a database which will
be available online. So there will be some delay. For more details and
updates, visit their Web page at: http://vk9n-2019.dxing.pl
VP2M, MONTSERRAT. Steve, K3SW, will be active as VP2MSW from Montserrat
(NA-103) between October 22-28th. He plans to be active in the CQWW DX
SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power/Assisted
entry. If possible, Steve will operate CW prior to CQWW SSB Contest between
October 22-24th. On October 28th, the station must be disassembled so he
is not likely to operate then. LoTW is primary QSL route. If you want a
paper QSL, then send direct to K3SW with 3 USDs for QSLs outside the U.S.
and 1 USD for U.S. stations (but be patient).
VP2V, BRITISH VIGRIN ISLANDS. Steven, AA7V, will once again be active as
VP2V/AA7V from Virgin Gorda. Length of stay is unknown. Activity will be
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). Outside of the contest,
activity will be on various bands using CW, RTTY and FT8. QSL VP2V/AA7V
via LoTW or AA7V.
VP6R PITCAIRN ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). The Pitcairn Island DX-
pedition VP6R Team hit the air waves on October 17th and will be there
until November 1st. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including 6 meters
EME, using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (F/H). The VP6R team will also participate
in the 2019 CQWW SSB Contest this coming weekend October 26-27th weekend.
QSL via K9CT. For more details and info, check out the Pitcairn Island
DXpedition Web page at: https://pitcairndx.com
Also, check out their FaceBook page at:
Also, their Twitter page is at: https://twitter.com/2019Island
VU7, LAKSHADWEEP (Update/Reminder). Operators Sree/VU2OB, Shabu/M0KRI/
VU2CAC and Asraf/VU3MTY will be active as VU7RI from Lakshadweep Island
(AS-011) between October 19-31st. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, in-
cluding 60m, with a focus on higher bands using CW, SSB and FT8. An
operating schedule is available on their Web page. QSL via M0KRI, LoTW
or ClubLog. For more details and update, see: https://vu7ri.com
WWROF WEBINAR (CQWW SSB and CW by K1AR). If you missed the Worldwide
Radio Operators Foundation's Webinar on "CQ WW SSB and CW - Current News
on Your Favorite Contests" - presented by John Dorr, K1AR", it is now
available online at: https://wwrof.org/category/webinar-archive
CQWW Director K1AR will bring you up-to-date on the biggest annual global
radiosport events on the calendar. Participant resources will be examined
along with log submittal, Log Check Reports, the Scores Database and
awards. Some questions and discussion were fielded at the end.
XT, BURKINA FASO. Al, F8FUA, will once again be active as XT2BR, from
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; dates to be announced (possibly sometime in
December). He will use an Elecraft K3 with 100 watts into a hexbeam and
dipoles, operating on CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (DXpedition mode) if possible.
Log will be updated when possible depending on his Internet access. QSL
direct (with SAE and 2 USDs) or via the REF QSL Bureau. After his oper-
ation, Al will upload his log to LoTW.
XW, LAOS. Bruce, 3W3B (HS0ZCY/XU7ADF/XW1B/AA4XR), who lives in Da Nang,
will once again be active as XW4XR from Vientiane between December 4-14th.
Activity will be on 40-6 meters (60m included) using CW, RTTY, JT65 and
FT8. QSL via E21EIC and LoTW (preferred method).
ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Steve, WB4GHY, is once again active as ZD8SC from
Ascension Island (AF-003) until November 11th. He is there for his usual
work detail. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB, FT4 and FT8,
with an IC-7000 w/100 watts into a directional antenna. QSL via WB4GHY
ZF9, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Stan, K5GO, will once again be active as ZF9CW from
Cayman Brac Island (NA-016) in both CQWW DX SSB and CW Contests (October
26-27th and November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entries.
Look for him to be active on various HF bands outside of the contest on
both CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW or his home callsign direct. NO LoTW or