The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1488
November 2, 2020
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, W2VU, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K8YSE,
W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DXNews.com,
DX-World.Net, EA5GL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HK3W, I1JQJ/IK1ADH &
425 DX News, LA4LN, LA7GIA, Pete Rayer & ISWL, RN3RQ, RW6HS, Sixitalia
Weekly and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
**** EDITOR'S COMMENT: If you were on Daylight Saving Time (DST), did
you remember to turn your clock back an hour?
See below "Standard Time".
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 25th/October, through Sunday, 1st/November there were 213
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A,
9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3,
C5, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s,
E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK,
FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH,
HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY,
K, KG4, 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, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0,
S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TY,
TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M,
VP2V, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO,
YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z6, 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".
4X, ISRAEL (Special Event). Operators Amir/4X1AR, Chanan/4Z1DZ, Dan/4Z5SL,
Gal/4X1KW, Gil/4Z1KD, Hilik/4X6YA, Roy/4X5IQ, Shimon/4Z1SH, Udi/4X6ZM,
Yaniv/4X5DL and Zeev/4X5ZS will be active as 4X0RMN from the Ramon Crater
(Holyland Square F-30-BS, WW Loc. KM70jo, WWFF 4XFF-0020) between 1000z,
November 13th and 1400z, November 14th. QSL via 4X6ZM, LoTW and eQSL.
All logs will be uploaded to eQSL and LoTW when activation ends.
7Q, MALAWI (Reminder/Update). Operators from the Russian Robinson Club
(RRC) will be active as 7Q7RU near Embangweni, Malawi, between November
7-18th. Operators mentioned are Lilia/EW7L, Vasily/R7AL, Vladimir/R9LR,
Vasily/RA1ZZ, Al/RZ3K and possibly others (On-site support from Don/K6ZO/
7Q6M, Junior/7Q7JN and Andy/UA3FQ). Activity will be on 160/80/60/40/30/
20/17/15/12/10/6/2 meters (with a focus on 160/80m) and 70cm using CW,
SSB, FT8 (F/H mode) and Satellites. QSL via R7AL, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.
For more details and updates, see: https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/7q7ru
ADDED NOTE: The RRC team announced this past week, the "MALAWI 2020 7Q7RU"
plaque. This plaque is issued for contacts with the Russian Team 7Q7RU.
To get this plaque you need to work 3 QSOs with 7Q7RU between November
7-19th, 2020. Plaque's size 200 ? 250mm. Plaque's fee 44 USDs or 39 EURs.
Payment is via PayPal (VershkovKN@gmail.com). The fee includes shipping
by air mail. For the top 10 radio operators that fulfills the plaque's
requirements first, they will receive a special plaque free of charge
starting with number 001. All logs for checking will be uploaded to Club-
Log service. Questions and/or applications free form should be sent to
RW3DD (VershkovKN@gmail.com). For more info or to see the plaque, go to:
8P, BARBADOS. Charles, 8P6ET, will be active as 8P1W during both CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry, and the
CQWW 160m CW Contest (January 29-31st) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry.
QSL via KU9C.
8Q, MALDIVES. Nobby, G0VJG, will once again be active as 8Q7CQ between
January 14-29th. Operations this time will be from Reethi Faru, Filaidhoo
Island (AS-013). Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB and the
Digital modes. His equipment will be a FT-897 with a 400 watt amp into
a small 6m beam, DK9SQ vertical loop for the HF bands and possibly a 3
element tri-bander. QSL via M0OXO OQRS, direct or ClubLog's OQRS.
CQ NEWS (Press Release, dated October 26th). STAN BROADWAY, N8BHL, NAMED
CQ EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS EDITOR -- Stan Broadway, N8BHL, of Radnor,
Ohio, has been named CQ magazine's Emergency Communications Editor, CQ
Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, announced today. The post has been vacant for
Broadway is currently the ARRL Section Emergency Coordinator for Ohio,
as well as Emergency Coordinator for his home county. He also co-manages
the amateur station at the Ohio State Emergency Operating Center (W8SGT),
holds a SHARES (SHAred RESources High Frequency Radio Program) license
through the State of Ohio and participates in the Federal Emergency
Management Agency's Regional Communications Coordination Working Group
for his area.
Stan is retired from a 50-year career in public service, including over
20 years as an emergency dispatcher and 35 years as both a volunteer and
paid firefighter. He has configured dispatch centers, conducted training
programs for both professional and amateur radio communicators, and has
been involved in managing major situations ranging from major tornadoes
to deploying amateur radio networks for a national political convention
Stan wrote about this for CQ in 2016). He was first drawn into ham radio
more than 40 years ago by listening to a VHF severe weather net in Colum-
bus, Ohio, and to the Hurricane Watch Net, which he currently serves as
a board member and net control operator.
CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, commented: "With emergency and public
service communications continuing to play a central role in amateur
radio, especially as we face a greater number and severity of natural
disasters, I look forward to working with Stan and having him share his
experience and expertise with CQ readers."
Broadway's first column will appear in the December, 2020 issue.
DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has
been updated on ClubLog as of October 27th. The list contains 340 entities.
The following are the top 26 entities:
1. P5 DPRK (North Korea) 14. KH4 Midway Island
2. 3Y/B Bouvet Island 15. ZS8 Prince Edward & Marion Islands
3. FT5/W Crozet Island 16. PY0S Saint Peter and Paul Rocks
4. BS7H Scarborough Reef 17. PY0T Trindade & Martim Vaz Islands
5. CE0X San Felix Islands 18. KP5 Desecheo Island
6. BV9P Pratas Island 19. SV/A Mount Athos
7. KH7K Kure Island 20. VP8S South Sandwich Islands
8. KH3 Johnston Island 21. KH5 Palmyra & Jarvis Islands
9. 3Y/P Peter 1 Island 22. JD/M Minami Torishima
10. FT5/X Kerguelen Island 23. ZL9 New Zealand Subantarctic Islands
11. FT/G Glorioso Island 24. EZ Turkmenistan
12. VK0M Macquarie Island 25. YK Syria
13. YV0 Aves Island 26. FK/C Chesterfield Island
No changes in the "Top 26" since we last reported back on October 3rd.
The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list (340) is available at:
FT/X, KERGUELEN ISLAND. Gildas, TU5KG, is now active as FT5XT/MM off of
Kerguelen Island. Operating as Maritime Mobile (/MM) does not count for
DXCC. However, Gildas, who is on a fishing boat, has been known to some-
times go a shore and operate. He has operated as FT5XP in 2006, FT5XR in
2008, FT5XS in 2009 and FT5XT in 2010/2011/2016. Watch the QSNs carefully
on the DXCluster spots. QSL via F4DXW.
HD1, ECUADOR (Postponed). Members of the HCDX Group, who were expected
to be active as HD1X from a remaining tropical rainforest from Chocó
eco-region (Grid FI09iv) between October 31st and November 3rd, have
announced on October 29th (on Twitter) that their operation has been
postponed due to the second wave of massive COVID-19 infection.
HD200, ECUADOR (Special Event). Members of the Azuay Radio Club will only
be active as HD200C for a few more days until November 3rd. Activity is
to celebrate the 200th anniversary of independence of Cuenca city. Oper-
ations are on various HF band and 6 meters using CW, SSB, FT8/FT4 and
on the FM satellites. QSL via HC5ARC. A special award will be available
via E-mail to all stations that work at least 3 QSOs on different bands
IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between October 26-31st (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
------ ---------- ------------- ------------
AF-004 EA8ED CANARY 17m; SSB
AF-004 EA8DHV CANARY 17m; CW
AF-004 EA8DJM CANARY 40m; FT8
AF-004 EB8AC CANARY 15m; FT8
AN-011 LU1ZG Ross 20m; FT8
AF-018 IH9YMC Pantelleria 160m; FT8
AF-022 ZD7FT St. Helena 12m; SSB
AF-049 3B8CW MAURITIUS 12/10m; FT8
AS-004 5B4AIF CYPRUS 10m; SSB
AS-004 5B4VL CYPRUS 15m; SSB
AS-007 JA0LBE HONSHU 20m; SSB
AS-007 JA4MOK HONSHU 15m; FT8
AS-007 JH3NGD HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-007 JJ1UYE HONSHU 15m; FT8
AS-007 JK1BQS HONSHU 40m; SSB
AS-007 JR2BCF HONSHU 40m; SSB
AS-007 JR2TZJ HONSHU 17m; FT8
AS-007 JR3IIR HONSHU 20m; FT8
EU-004 EA6A BALEARIC 15m; FT8
EU-004 EA6NB BALEARIC 20m; CW
EU-005 G0TSH GREAT BRITAIN 17m; SSB
EU-005 G0HDB GREAT BRITAIN 10m; FT8
EU-005 GM2V GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-005 M0PKD GREAT BRITAIN 20m; CW
EU-005 M0BJL GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-005 M2G GREAT BRITAIN 80m; CW
EU-013 GJ0KYZ JERSEY 40m; FT8
EU-015 SV9CJO CRETE 12m; FT8
EU-016 9A4W Croatia 30m; CW
EU-018 OY1CT FAROE 17m; CW
EU-021 TF3JB Iceland 30m; CW
EU-023 9H1TT MALTA 40m; SSB
EU-022 JX2US Jan Mayen 17m; CW
EU-023 9H1ZX MALTA 17m; CW
EU-023 9H6SGM MALTA 40m; SSB
EU-024 IS0GGA SARDINIA 17m; SSB
EU-024 IS0HGX SARDINIA 15m; FT8
EU-024 IS0HNN SARDINIA 20m; CW
EU-024 IS0KNG SARDINIA 15m; FT8
EU-025 IT9ESW SICILY 20m; CW
EU-030 OZ1NKS/P BORNHOLM 20m; SSB
EU-046 LA6KOA TROMS COUNTY 17m; SSB
EU-075 SV8/F1RAF PELOPONNISOS(ARGOLIS)/ATTIKI REGIO 20/15m; SSB
EU-089 CU8AI WESTERN 15m; SSB
EU-115 EI3ISB IRELAND 20m; SSB
EU-115 MI0ITS IRELAND 17m; SSB
EU-115 MI0SAI IRELAND 15m; SSB
EU-115 MI7RPG IRELAND 10m; FT8
EU-131 IT9RIY/P Torcello 30m; CW
EU-137 GD0TEP SKANE COUNTY 40m; FT8
EU-172 OZ2LP JYLLAND EAST AND FYN 80m; FT8
EU-175 CU3AC CENTRAL 15m; FT8
EU-175 CU3HN CENTRAL 20m; SSB
EU-186 TA1CQ TURKEY 40m; FT8
NA-015 CL3OR CUBA 17m; CW
NA-026 KA2ABA NEW YORK STATE 17m; SSB
NA-101 J73WA DOMINICA 15/12/10m; FT8
NA-105 FS4WBS ST MARTIN 20m; SSB
NA-106 KP2B VIRGIN 15/12m; FT8
NA-106 KP2M VIRGIN 15m; CW
NA-134 OX3LX GREENLAND'S COASTAL ISLANDS NORTH WEST 20m; FT8
OC-001 VK3CWB Australia 12m; CW
OC-001 VK4CH Australia 15m; FT8
OC-001 VK6LW Australia 160m;
OC-001 VK2GR Australia 30m; CW
OC-001 VK4FNQ Australia 12m; FT8
OC-016 3D2AG VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 30/15/12/10m; FT8
OC-019 KH6U HAWAIIAN 12m; FT8
OC-019 WH6S HAWAIIAN 12m; FT8
OC-034 YC9VIZ INDONESIA WEST PAPUA 40m; SSB
OC-036 ZL1WN NORTH 15m; SSB
OC-086 KH0W NORTHERN MARIANA 17m; CW
OC-134 ZL3GA SOUTH 17m; CW
OC-147 YG9WKB WEST PAPUA'S COASTAL ISLANDS NORTH 40m; FT8
OC-150 YB3BB/9 TENGGARA BARAT 40m; FT8
OC-275 7H9H Habe 40/30/20m; CW/SSB
OC-278 TX0T Tatakoto 40/30/20/17m; CW
SA-002 VP8LP FALKLAND 10m; SSB
SA-011 9Z4AH TRINIDAD 12m; SSB
SA-011 9Z4Y TRINIDAD 12m; SSB
SA-018 CE7VPQ LOS LAGOS REGION SOUTH 12/10m; SSB
** Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode
on their QSNs on their PacketCluster reports....
NA-134. Bo, OZ1DJJ, is once again active as OX3LX from Asiaat Islands
(WW Loc. GP38NQ), Greenland, until November 16th. Activity
will be on 40-4 meters with a focus 50 and 70 MHz. When not
active, he will run a WSPR beacon on 40-6 meters. He states
this is NOT a DXpedition, and the best chance to work him
will be in morning around lunchtime and after dinner (his
local time UTC-2), also during the weekend, possibly at night/
morning. QSL via OZ0J direct (see QRZ.com). Logs get uploaded
to LoTW, ClubLog and sometimes eQSL. For more details and
updates, watch QRZ.com or his Web page at:
OC-298. (TX0T Tatakoto Atoll Update) Cezar, VE3LYC, is now active as
TX0T from Tatakoto Atoll until November 5th. Activity has been
on 40/30/20/17 meters using mostly CW and with some SSB. For
more details and updates, see: https://tx0t.weebly.com
SA-079. (Canceled Again!) Members of the PARA DX Group who were planning
another attempt to activate (for the first time ever) Ilha das
Palmas (new DIB for Brazil, RJ [to be defined]) in the Rio de
Janeiro State Center Group as ZV1M between October 29th and
November 1st, have canceled their operation due to a cyclone
that has formed on the high seas. For more information, see:
PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new have
decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA
operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX,
and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin......
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For November 2020). The following ISWL club callsigns
will be used throughout the month of November 2020:
GX4BJC/A - Operated from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie, G6XOU
(WAB Square - TM22 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
MN1SWL/A - Operated /A, from Belfast, in Northern Ireland, by Alan, GI0VWU
(WAB Square - J36 - N. Ireland, IOTA EU-115, WLOTA 1439).
ALL QSLs will be handled by Dick, M5DIK - The QSL Manager and NOT the
individual operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club.
All QSL info is on or or
or via . NO LoTW.
J2, DJIBOUTI. Reports indicate that Rene, DL2JRM, will once again be
active as J28XX from Djibouti. Activity will probably be on 80-10 meters
using CW and SSB with 100 watts into a Vertical antenna. QSL via his home
callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Look for more information to be forth-
JX0X JAN MAYEN ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (CANCELLED). "It is with a heavy
heart that we for various reasons hereby cancel the JX0X Dxped. While we
worked hard for 18 months to secure the entry permit, the permit to stay
onshore, the fundraising and the logistics - we have come to the conclusion
that there are too many uncertainties involved in this project. There is
not a single reason that we cancel but rather several reasons right up
to today that altogether makes this a difficult project to complete. We
would like to thank everybody who donated upfront to the JX0X DXpedition,
and who believed in our team and our project. You all made a contribution
to have the opportunity to work us guys next year, and you all made a
difference no matter what you donated. It is people like you who donated
upfront that makes DXing happen. Without upfront donations we will see
less tent and generator DXpeditions to expensive places. We will start
refunding 100% all paypal donations, and you should see your support
returned soon..... Thanks! 73 JX0X team
KH7, HAWAII. Jim, N6TJ, will once again be active as KH7M (the Pu'u O'o
Radio Club callsign/station) from Volcano during the CQWW DX CW (November
28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via KH6ZM (USA/Canada) or to
I0MWI (the rest of the world).
LY111, LITHUANIA (Special Event). Members of the Radistu Asociacija (LY0A)
will be active as LY111A to commemorate the 111th anniversary of General
Jonas Zemaitis (aka Vytautas), Chairman of the Presidium of the LLKS,
until November 30th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW and
SSB. QSL via LY5A.
OG1, FINLAND (Special Event). Members of the Market Reef DX Association
(OH9A) gang will operate with the special event Christmas callsign OG1XMAS
between November 29th and December 26th. Activity will be on on all HF
bands and modes. They state, "This operation is EcoFrendly: We confirm
all our QSOs via LoTW and Clublog."
OP0, BELGIUM (Special Event). Members of the UBA-KTK will be active as
OP0PEACE from Kortrijk to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end
of the First World War through the month of November, and ask for peace
in our world today. See QRZ.com for more details.
PA20/PD20/PA21, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Operators Ray/PA5DX and
Wim/PD8DX will be activating three special event callsigns, PA20XMAS,
PD20SANTA and PA21HNY during the Christmas and New Year holiday season
(specific dates not stated). Activity of operations and modes were not
mentioned, but there will be a special award for working at least 2
Christmas stations to download on QRZ.com at:
No QSLs will be available and only the award will be available...
PE75, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Henk, PE4T, will be active as
PE75T from Peize until December 31st. Activity is to celebrate the 75th
anniversary of the Dutch Radio Amateur Organization Veron. Currently,
his operation has been on various HF bands using FT8.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 2-8th).......
Nov/02nd AN Nov/05th AN Nov/07th AN
Nov/03rd AN Nov/06th AN Nov/08th 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:
* News and Information About The Sun-Earth Environment:
* 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
* Real-time propagation at: http://www.predtest.uk
* Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm
QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
3V8SS via LX1NO CR2X via OH2BH L77D via LU6DC
3Z40RY via SP1DOZ CR5T via CS5ARC LX4A via LX1NO
4D3X via W3HNK CT9/DF7EE via DF7EE MU2K via GU8ITE
4L0G via EA7FTR D44PM via IZ4DPV NP2AR via EB7DX
4L6QL via RW6HS DP70DARC via DK5ON NP4Z via N4AO
4L8A via M0OXO DU3LA via W3HNK OA4SS via KB6J
4M8E via YV8ER DU3TW via EA5GL OE25DMT via OE7DMT
4S7VK via DJ9ZB DX1CC via EA5GL OH0X via OH2TA
4U0WFP via S57DX DX9EVM via IK2DUW P29LL via EA7FTR
4U1A via UA3DX E2A via E21EIC P3X via 5B4AMM
4X0T via 4Z5FI EA9KB via EA7FTR P4/N3DXX via N3DXX
4X7R via 4X6OM EF8K via EA8DET P40W via N2MM
5B4AMM via UT5UDX ES9C via ES5RY P40XX via N3DXX
5B60AJC via UA3DX ET3AA via N2OO P49Y via AE6Y
5B60AJG via 5B4AJG FM5BH via W3HNK PA5150EVH via PF1SCT
5B60ALX via 5B4ALX FY5KE via FY1FL PA75DX via PA5DX
5E1EC via RW6HS G6XX via M0OXO PA75GH via PA0PIW
5Q1A via OZ5ESB H2T via 5B4XF PJ2SM via EC5AHA
5Z4VJ via M0URX HC2AO via RC5A PJ4/W1MD via W1MD
7H9H via N2OO HC7AE via EA5GL PJ4DX via M0URX
8P1W via KU9C HF3015O via SQ4O PJ4X via W1MD
8P2K via KU9C HK4L via EA5GL PU0FDN via PY7RP
9A/IZ3NVR via IZ3NVR HP1XT via KU9C SV8/F1RAF via F1RAF
9A0BB via 9A3JB HV0A via IK0FVC T6A via S53R
9G2DX via M0OXO IB3N via IV3SBK TI7W via M0URX
9K9A via EC6DX IB5B via IK5AEQ TM0DX via F8DHE
9K9C via EC6DX IB9A via IZ2FWL TR8CA via F6CBC
9L1YXJ via KW4XJ IF9A via IT9ATF TX0T via VE3LYC
A42K via EA5GL IG9/LZ2SX via LZ2SX V31AE via EB7DX
A60A via (L) IO1T via IK1RQT V31AM via DL7AMW
A60A via EA7FTR IO9A via IT9YVO V3A via M0OXO
A65BB via S57DX IR0A via IK0XBX VP8CQR via SP2JKC
A71AM via M0OXO IR1G via IZ1LBG VP9I via WW3S
A73A via M0OXO IR2L via IW2LLH WP3C via W3HNK
AP2NK via W3HNK IR3Z via IN3XUG WP3TT via W2VQ
AP2TN via DJ9ZB IR4M via I4IFL XL3T via VE3AT
AT2SHI via VU2UUU IR4X via I4EAT YI9/IU5HWS via IU5HWS
AZ7H via EA5KB IR6T via IK6VXO YP0C via YO3CZW
B4T via BA4TB IR7R via IZ7GXB YQ6A via YO6BHN
B7C via BG7BES IR7T via I7DFV ZA/IW2JOP via IW2HAJ
B7N via BD7MTJ IR8W via IK8YFU ZF1A via K7ZO
C44C via M0URX IR9Z via IT9VCE ZM1A via ZL3CW
C4W via 5B4WN KH7M via KH6ZM ZP5DA via EB7DX
CB1D via XQ1FM KL7RA via N4GNR ZP6RAI via IK2DUW
CB3R via XQ3SK KP2B via EB7DX ZP9MCE via EA5ZD
CB3W via XQ4CW KP2DX via EB7DX ZW5B via K3IRV
CQ3W via DF7EE KP2M via NZ4DX ZW8T via PS8HF
CQ8M via EA5GL KP4RV via EA5GL ZZ2P via PY2AA
(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 (n) no printed QSLs
LOGS ONLINE (New/Updated) AVAILABLE ON CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
QSL Manager Pedro, EA5GL, informs OPDX that he is now the manager for
the following: 9G5AF and 9G2DX. PLEASE NOTE: The AARC (Accra Amateur
Radio Club) callsign, 9G2DX, has been used on an expedition before,
and Pedro will only confirm the contacts made since 2020 hereinafter.
NEW QSL ROUTE. Vasiliy, RW6HS, informs OPDX that he is now the QSL
Manager for CN8GC.
QSL STATUS FOR HK3W. Siso, HK3W, informs OPDX of the following [edited]:
"After eight months without being able to answer QSL cards, on October
27th around 200 cards that were requested to me directly will be sent
via US Postal Service. I will ship more on November 23rd.
We all know that due to the COVID-19 situation, physical mail is
delayed around the world, if you need my QSL I recommend using the
ClubLog's OQRS service, you will get my card faster.
I made the decision not to send my QSLs again through any Bureau
service such as the ARRL or the URE.
I will only upload my QSOs to the LoTW system and to the Clublog,
I do not use the systems like eQSL or QRZ to confirm QSOs.
Please tell me when you receive my QSL via e-mail or Twitter."
U.S. POSTAL STOPPAGE (List Is Getting Smaller/Updated as October 30th).
The U.S. Postal Service is temporarily suspending international mail
acceptance for certain destinations due to service impacts related to
the COVID-19 pandemic.
Suspension Due to Foreign Postal Operator Service Suspension
Libya Madagascar Panama Turkmenistan
Suspension Due to Unavailability of Transportation
Angola Laos Niger Tajikistan
Brunei Liberia Republic of Congo Timor-Leste
Cameroon Mauritius Seychelles Yemen
Chad Mongolia Sierra Leone
Cuba Myanmar South Sudan
Customers: Please refrain from mailing items addressed to the countries
listed above, until further notice. For more details, see:
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5T5PA, 8J1RL, CL3OR, EA6VQ, J69DS, J73WA, KP2B,
LY3M, ON5PO, ON7GB, RW2F, S53R, TG9AKH, TK5IH, VK2GR, VP2ETE, VP8ON,
XE1KK and ZS1DX
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4A2L (NA-135), 4S7AB, 6F3A (NA-153), D2EB and
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....
STANDARD TIME. Did you remember to change your clocks? Countries who
observe Daylight Saving Time (DST), which took place on Sunday, March
10th, are now expected to move their "local clocks" backward 1 hour on
Sunday, November 1st, from 2:00 AM local time to 1:00 AM. In 2021, Day-
light Saving Time (DST) will again go into effect on Sunday, March 14th,
at 2:00 AM local time. For the history and details about ST and DST, as
well as an interesting map of the world (showing the countries who observe
DST), see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_time
ADDED NOTE: Hopefully, all amateur radio operators know NOT to change
their GMT/UTC/ZULU clocks. However, since most operators usually set their
computers to local time, some may have to change their settings on "some"
ham radio software (ex. logging, propagation, DXTelnet, etc..) programs.
SX1-9, CRETE [SV9], DODECANESE [SV5] AND GREECE [SV] (Special Event).
Look for nine special stations to be active from these three DXCC entities
between December 2020 and March 2021. Activity is to celebrate the 200th
anniversary of "Greece's War of Independance" against Ottoman Turks. See:
Look for the following callsigns to be on the air with a serial number
(* count down days until the actual celebration day of March 25th, 2021)
to be appended to each special callsign:
SX9A/* -- Crete Island (Counts as SV9 DXCC)
as SX9A/99 to SX9A/90; between December 16-25th, 2020
as SX9A/9 on March 16th, 2021
as SX9A on March 25th, 2021 (***joker***)
Operators mentioned are Dimitrios/SV9COL (pilot), Nikos/SV9ANK,
John/SV9CJO, Michael/SV9CVY, Georgios/SV9DJO, Giannis/SV9FBG,
Yannis/SV9FBK, George/SV9GPV, Manolis/SV9IOI, John/SV9IOQ,
Manos/SV9JI, Konstantinos/SV9OFS and Giannis/SV9RGI.
SX8A/* -- Aegean & Ionian Islands (counts as SV for DXCC)
as SX8A/89 to SX8A/80; December 26th, 2020 to January 4th, 2021
as SX8A/8 on March 17th, 2021
as SX8A on March 25th, 2021 (***joker***)
Operators mentioned are Dimitris/SV8LMQ (pilot), Alexander/
SV8CYR, Pantelis/SV8DCY, Periklis/SV8DTD and Panos/SV8JNL.
SX7A/* -- Thrace & East Macedonia Region (counts as SV DXCC)
as SX7A/79 to SX7A/70; January 5-14th, 2021
as SX7A/7 on March 18th, 2021
as SX7A on March 25th, 2021 (***joker***)
Operators mentioned are Babis/SV7BAY (pilot), Stayros/SV7BVM,
Akis/SV7CLI, Teo/SV7JAR and Dimitris/SV7RAV.
SX6A/* -- Epirus Region (Counts as SV for DXCC)
as SX6A/69 to SX6A/60; January 15-24th, 2021
as SX6A/6 on March 19th, 2021
as SX6A on March 25th, 2021 (***joker***)
Operators mentioned are Crhistos/SV6JHA (pilot), Thomas/SV6EBQ
SX5A/* -- Dodecanese Region (Counts as SV5 for DXCC)
as SX5A/59 to SX5A/50; January 25th and February 3rd, 2021
as SX5A/5 on March 20th, 2021
as SX5A on March 25th, 2021 (***joker***)
Operators mentioned are Panos/SV5AZK (pilot), Pantelis/SV5AZP,
Stathis/SV5DKL and Athanasios/SV5SKI.
SX4A/* -- Thessaly Region (Counts as SV for DXCC)
as SX4A/49 to SX4A/40; February 4-13th, 2021
as SX4A/4 on March 21st, 2021
as SX4A on March 25th, 2021 (***joker***)
Operators mentioned are John/SV4RRK (pilot), Thanasis/SV4DCQ,
Spyros/SV4DDM, Costas/SV4FFL, Chris/SV4MLF, Panos/SV4QNP,
Konstantinos/SV4RTG and Panos/SV4RXA.
SX3A/* -- Peloponnese Region (Counts as SV for DXCC)
as SX3A/39 to SX3A/30; February 14-23rd, 2021
as SX3A/3 on March 22nd, 2021
as SX3A on March 25th, 2021 (***joker***)
Operators mentioned are Panos/SV3DCX (pilot), Sotiris/SV1BDO,
Joseph/SV3AQN, Takis/SV3AUW, Babis/SV3CKF, Zac/SV3GLL, George/
SV3QUP, Nikos/SV3SCW, Dimitris/SV3SKM, George/SV3SFK and
SX2A/* -- Central & Eastern Macedonia Region (counts as SV for DXCC)
as SX2A/29 to SX2A/20; February 24th and March 5th, 2021
as SX2A/2 on March 23rd, 2021
as SX2A on March 25th, 2021 (***joker***)
Operators mentioned are Michael/SV2HJQ (pilot), Nikos/SV2WT,
Fotis/SV2BXZ, George/SV2CNE, Antonis/SV2CSV, Demetreos/SV2GWY,
Sakis/SV2FPI and Dimitris/SV2RCN.
SX1A/* -- Sterea Hellas Region (counts as SV for DXCC)
as SX1A/19 to SX1A/10; March 6-15th, 2021
as SX1A/1 on March 24th, 2021
as SX1A on March 25th, 2021 (***joker***)
Operators mentioned are Chris/SV1IYA (pilot), Nikos/SV1AJO,
Vassilis/SV1CNS, Manos/SV1DZB, Kostas/SV1DPI, Christos/SV1EEM,
Kostas/SV1SAX and Takis/SV2FWV.
Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
Suggested frequencies are as follows (+/- QRM):
CW - 1830, 3530, 5353, 7013, 10103, 14030, 18073, 21030, 24913,
28023, 50093 and 144053 kHz
SSB - 1848, 3783, 5363, 7130, 14273, 18130, 21273, 24973, 28300,
50130 and 144283 kHz
Digi - 1840, 3573, 5357, 7074, 10136, 14074, 18100, 21074, 24915,
28074, 50313 and 144174 kHz
Four special awards will be available to amateurs and SWLs (Bronze,
Silver, Gold, Platium). QSL all callsigns via LoTW, eQSL, ClubLog's
OQRS or direct via SV2GWY. For more details, see QRZ.com.
VE2, CANADA (Zone 2). Operator Yuri, VE3DZ, will once again be active as
VE2IM from Sept-Iles, QC (Zone 2), during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power or Low-Power entry. Again,
Yuri states his operation is subject to travel and COVID-19 restrictions.
Activity (usually) before and after the contest will be on CW, SSB and
RTTY, and all HF bands including the 30/17/12 meter bands. QSL via VE3DZ,
direct or by the VE3DZ OQRS. He usually uploads to the LoTW.
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS. Jim, K4QPL, will once again be active as VP5M from
Providenciales Island (NA-002) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via K4QPL or LoTW. PLEASE,
NO BUREAU QSLS. Outside of the contest, he will sign as VP5/K4QPL.
VP8, ANTARCTICA. According to the Worldwide Antarctic Program (WAP) Web
page and other sources, Sebastian, SQ1SGB, will once again be active from
Halley VI British Antarctic Research Station (WAP GBR-40). He will be
sailing there sometime in December, and he hopes to be active for 5 weeks
in 2021 (approx. between January 1st and February 10th was mentioned).
His callsign will be SQ1SGB/VP8 (VP8DOI or VP8HAL), but if this VP8 call-
sign is not allowed due to the new rules of the Falklands authorities,
look for Seba to use an alternative (possibly SQ1SGB/A or maybe /ANT or
/P). Activity is usually or mainly on 40/20 meters (watch 7170 kHz and
14305 kHz) each day at 0100 UTC for one hour. Sometimes he can be active
at 1000 and 1630 UTC. QSL via EB7DX.
XT, BURKINA FASO. Al, F8FUA, will once again be active as XT2BR from
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, sometime in 2021. He usually uses 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 operation, Al usually uploads his log to
LoTW. Look for more details to be forthcoming.
YI, IRAQ. Giorgio, IU5HWS, who is a sergeant in the Italian Army of the
Airborne Brigade, has been active as YI9/IU5HWS on 20 meters SSB usually
between 0830-1200z and around 14256 kHz. A few sources are reporting that
Giorgio will continue using the callsign YI9/IU5HWS through December, but
his QRZ.com page says approx. January 20th. Also, Giorgio has requested
the callsign YI9WS from Iraq's National Communications and Media Commission
(NCMC) and is waiting for his official license. QSL via his home callsign
direct. He will begin to fill out and send the QSL cards starting in
March 2021. Watch for updates on his QRZ.com page (under YI/IU5HWS).
Z8, SOUTH SUDAN. Sigfrido, IW9FMD (5H0RS, 7Q7RS, HB9FFN, T6AB), is once
again active as Z81S from South Sudan. The length of his stay is unknown.
He is there working with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
in South Sudan). Activity will be limited to his free time, but most of
his operations has been on 15 meters SSB so far. QSL via IT9YVO direct