The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1495
December 21, 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, K3LR, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K6ICS,
WW6RG, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News
Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH
& 425 DX News, IK6QON, IW4CLV, MM0TWX & TBDXC, RW6HS, Sixitalia Weekly,
TA1HZ and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
*** SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR (Tedd, KB8NW): My family (wife/OPDX's chief
proof-reader Linda, son Teddy [TJ] and his wife Jessi, daughter Katie and
her husband Kevin and son Lliam and daughter Lilly Grace), and I (KB8NW)
would like to wish all DXers, Contesters and OPDX readers a very "Happy
Holiday, Merry Christmas, Season's Greetings and Happy New Year". Thanks
to the many individuals who have provided DX information over the past
year. Without you there would not be an OPDX Bulletin. Also, thanks
to the many individuals who sent holiday wishes to my family and me......
73 and Have a Great Holiday de Tedd KB8NW
P.S. Generally, this is the time of the year (Christmas/New Year holiday
season) where the DX information reaches a low. So over the next two
weeks there "may" not be a bulletin (especially on December 28th) or
possibly a small content bulletin. During this time, I plan to spend
my time with my daughter's family. However, I will send out any special
announcements/bulletins. PLEASE keep sending your DX information to me.
You never know what I may do....
Thanks and 73 de Tedd KB8NW
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 13th/December, through Sunday, 20th/December there were
203 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H,
9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE,
CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, E6, E7, EA,
EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FR,
FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP,
HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, 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, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST,
SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UA2,
UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP5, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE,
XU, YB, YI, YJ, 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".
1ST EUDX CONTEST 2021. Francesco, IK6QON, announced that that the European
DX Contest Club has the honor to present the first European Union DX
Contest ("EUDX CONTEST"). The objective is to establish as many contacts
as possible between radio amateurs around the world and radio amateurs
in European Union countries and regions. The EUDX Contest is from 1200
UTC on February 6th, until 1200 UTC on February 7th, 2021. For more
details, visit the EUDX Contest Web page for the rules at:
2021 DX ULTRA-MARATHON (10 days to go!). Pete, MM0TWX, TBDXC Founder
and CEO, sent out the following on December 20th [edited]: Dear fellow
DXers -- Like in the previous update, we are delighted to say that the
Ultra-Marathon continues to attract an almost incredible interest. The
rate of new pre-registrations has slowed in the last two weeks, but they
certainly didn't stop: we have now just over 400 participants expected
On our side, thanks to the excellent work of Thomas, DK3DUA, the Ultra-
Marathon website is essentially ready to go. We will open "official"
registration on New Year's eve (December 31st), so that starting at
00:00 GMT on 1st January 2021 everybody can start entering their results.
On boxing day we will send you another update with the website address.
Please make sure that you check your inbox and don't miss this important
In the meantime, we wish all of you as good a Christmas as one can have
in the difficult situation we are all going through.
3D2/R, ROTUMA (Reminder). Tony, 3D2AG, is once again active as 3D2AG/p
from Rotuma Island (OC-060). Most of his activity has been on 30 meters
FT8. He posts on QRZ.com: The "Rehanisi Memorial DXpedition" appears on
track, with boat tickets in hand. Departure is scheduled for the 12th of
December 2020, and return sometime mid-January 2021. Following a family
function to remember our dear late son Rehanisi and put a tombstone on
the grave, as time allows radio operations will take place 160m to 6m.
Currently in process of securing some equipment, including a generator
to take on the boat. QSL via 3D2AG using PayPal, ClubLog's OQRS or direct.
He uses paper logs for CW, and ClubLog for FT8. NO LoTW.
9H, CROATIA. Ray, W2RE, will activate his new callsign and station 9A5USA
remotely (RHR - REMOTE HAM RADIO). QSL direct to EB7DX.
AT8, INDIA (Special Event). Members of Society of Radio Amateurs (SORA,
https://www.sora.co.in/) will be active with the special callsign AT8GFD
from Gaya city, south-central Bihar state, northeastern India, December
24-25th. Activity will be on various HF bands.
CARIBBEAN, SOUTH ATLANIC AND INDIAN OCEAN TOUR. Randy, WW6RG, informs
OPDX that on Sunday evening, January 3rd, around 2100z, he will be arriving
in Antigua (V25), and hopes to be set up by 0000z to operate holiday style
as V25RA until 1400z Monday, January 4th.
Then on Tuesday, January 5th, at 2100z, he will operate from Ascension
Island (ZD8) as ZD8RA. His planned activity will be between 0800-1000z,
and then again between 1700-1900z. His equipment will be a new Icom IC-705
(10w)and into a AlexLoop antenna. His planned operations will be on 20 and
17 meters SSB only. Randy states, "I am open to setup special times and
frequencies for both locations within or close to the times noted above.
All times and dates in UTC." QSL via WW6RG, No EQSL or LoTW. Randy also
mentions, "I am 9 months from retirement, and my access to these remote
locations will cease, so if anyone needs ZD8 or any other of the locations
I will be traveling to, Now Is The Time!"
Randy also informs [edited], "I hope to operate from Diego Garcia (VQ9)
later in the month around January 18th. More information is to follow."
C4, CYPRUS (Special Event). Alex, 5B4ALX, will once again be active as
C4XMAS between now and December 31st. Activity is to celebrate the Christmas
season. Operations will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes. QSL via IZ4AMS, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog. Checkout this
year's QSL card: http://www.5b4alx.cloud/c4xmas
CN, MOROCCO. QSL Manager Vasiliy, RW6HS, informs OPDX that he is organ-
izing an expedition in the southern zone of Morocco with a special event
ARRAM callsign CN1M between December 24-31st. QSL via RW6HS direct only.
CT9, MADERIRA. Operators Georg/DD8ZX and Klaus/DJ9KM will once again be
active as CT9/DD8ZX and CT9/DJ9KM from Madeira Island (AF-014) between
February 27th and March 6th (depending on the Covid-19 situation). Activity
will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using mostly the Digital modes (FT8
and RTTY). QSL via their home callsigns, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW.
CTU NEWS (Propagation Summit 2021). Tim, K3LR, posted the following this
past week [edited]: Contest University will host a "Propagation Summit"
on January 23, 2021. All times are USA EST.
11 AM - "Update on the Personal Space Weather Station Project & HamSCI
activities for 2021" - Dr. Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF
Noon - "Solar Cycle 25 Predictions & Progress" - Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA
1 PM - "Maximizing Performance of HF Antennas with Irregular Terrain"
- Dr. James Breakall, WA3FET
2 PM - "HF Ionospheric Propagation" - Frank Donovan, W3LPL
Drawing for an Icom IC-705 donated by Icom America and DX Engineering
- both CTU sponsors. Winner must be present on Zoom to win.
To register for this free CTU Propagation Summit Webinar please go to:
Webinar Registration - Zoom
Stay tuned to Contest University: https://www.contestuniversity.com
73, Tim K3LR (Contest University Chairman)
DB100, GERMANY (Special Event). Uwe, DO2PZ, will activate special event
station DB100AVUS to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the AVUS (Auto-
mobile Traffic and Exercise Road) located in the south-west of Berlin
and is the northern section of the A 115 motorway. It opened on September
24th, 1921. The AVUS was the world's first exclusive car road. The 8.3
kilometer long and chargeable route served as a racing and test track
and was not for public transport until 1940. Activity will be throughout
2021. QSL via DO2PZ, direct or by the Bureau. QSL cards are expected to
be dispatched between January/February 2022.
ELETTRA: THE MIRACLE SHIP AWARD (From January 1st to December 31st, 2021).
The "ELETTRA: THE MIRACLE SHIP" is an international amateur radio award
organized by A.R.I. Fidenza (www.arifidenza.it), a Italian Radio Club
affiliated to A.R.I., Associazione Radioamatori Italiani (Italian Amateur
Radio League) with the sponsorship and the historical consultancy and
supervision of "Guglielmo Marconi Foundation" (www.fgm.it) and "Marconi
As is well known, on board the yacht "ELETTRA" Guglielmo Marconi conducted
numerous and revolutionary scientific experiments related to wireless
communications, in a continuous succession of exciting successes that
the public opinion of the time often interpreted as real prodigies.
Just think of when the great scientist, from the radio room of the
Elettra, anchored in the port of Genoa, turned on the lights of the Sydney
Town Hall, on the other side of the planet, using a radio signal. Or again,
blind navigation in the Gulf of Tigullio, carried out by means of a radio
beacon; without forgetting the radar experiments and microwave trans-
It is no coincidence, therefore, that the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio
defined Elettra "White ship that sails in the miracle and animates the
silences of the world."
"Elettra: the miracle ship" award therefore intends to commemorate the
prodigious events that saw the yacht as the protagonist, in the centenary
of the ship's official registration in the Italian Naval Register with
the new name of "ELETTRA", which took place in 1921.
The name (the original one was "Rovenska") was expressly chosen by
Marconi, who some years later also gave it to one of his daughters,
The award period lasts the whole year 2021: every month of the year
is dedicated to one specific event concerning "Elettra"ship, and is
associated to a different special callsign.
Further details visiting our official website: http://www.arifidenza.it
We believe that is mainly interest all Ham Radio operators, so please
notify it to your associated OM and /or your webmaster/website.
Best regards and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and QRA.
-- Cristiano Cornini, IW4CLV
A.R.I. Fidenza Radio Club President
EN50, UKRAINE (Special Event). Members of the "7-DX-Club" [UT7WZA (ex-
UK5WBG 1971-1984) and ex-UB4WZA 1984-1994)] will activate the special
event special EN50WZA between January 1-31st, 2021. Activity is to cele-
brate the 50th anniversary of the founding (January 19, 1971) of their
club. QSL via UT7WZA.
HK, COLOMBIA. Lothar, DK8LRF, continues to be active as HK3JCL and will
stay in the country due to Covid-19 restrictions. He plans to return to
Germany at the end of April 2021. Activity has been on 40/20/17 meters
SSB. QSL via DK8LRF by the Bureau.
HS, THAILAND. Chris, GM8NMM, is now active as HS0ZJB from Bang Saray,
Bang Sare, Thailand. His length of stay is unknown. Activity will be on
various HF bands, but was heard on 20 meters SSB December 20th. QSL via
LoTW or eQSL.
IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between December 14-19th (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
------ ---------- ------------- ------------
AF-022 ZD7BG ST HELENA 15m; CW
AF-022 ZD7JC ST HELENA 12m; FT8
AF-024 S79KW INNER 30/15m; FT8
AF-049 3B8CW MAURITIUS 15m; FT8
AN-015 8J1RL QUEEN MAUD LAND 20m; SSB
AS-003 4S7AB Sri Lanka 40/17m; FT8
AS-007 JA3BWC HONSHU 20m; SSB
AS-007 JA7BXS HONSHU 80m; CW
AS-007 JH3NGD HONSHU 40m; SSB
AS-007 JH7MQD HONSHU 40m; SSB
AS-015 9M2TO Penang 15m; FT8
AS-026 HL4SF CHEJU-DO PROVINCE 20m; SSB
AS-031 JD1BHA CHICHI/HAHA/MUKO 20m; CW
AS-031 JD1BMH Chichijima 30/20m; CW
AS-076 JA5BZL SHIKOKU 160m;
AS-141 BA5CJ/5 ZHEJIANG PROVINCE SOUTH 30m; FT8
EU-002 OH0Z ALAND 160m;
EU-004 EA6OI BALEARIC 40m;
EU-005 G2NV/M GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
EU-005 G3YYD GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-005 G5HY GREAT BRITAIN 20m; FT4
EU-005 GW0ADC GREAT BRITAIN 17m; CW
EU-005 M0KVK GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
EU-005 MX0SNB GREAT BRITAIN 40m; CW
EU-009 MM5DWW Orkney 30m; FT8
EU-014 TK4LS CORSICA 15m; FT8
EU-015 SX9A CRETE 20m; SSB
EU-016 9A0YOTA DALMATIA SOUTH 20m; FT8
EU-021 TF3DT ICELAND 160m;
EU-021 TF3JB ICELAND 30m; FT8
EU-022 JX2US JAN MAYEN 80/30m; CW/FT8
EU-025 IT9PKO SICILY 160m;
EU-025 IT9RGY SICILY 40m; SSB
EU-026 JW5E SPITSBERGEN 40m; SSB
EU-115 GI4SNA IRELAND 160m;
EU-115 MI0ITS/M IRELAND 20m; SSB
EU-131 IK3PQH/P VENETO REGION 20m; SSB
EU-175 CU6NS CENTRAL 15m; FT8
NA-015 CO8LY CUBA 17m; CW
NA-018 XP3A GREENLAND 30m; FT8
NA-024 J35X GRENADA 30m; FT8
NA-026 W2D NEW YORK STATE 20m; SSB
NA-056 CO4XT LA JUVENTUD 40m; FT8
NA-083 N3MK VIRGINIA STATE 160m;
NA-144 K6EV CALIFORNIA STATE SOUTH 20m; FT8
OC-001 VK2HFP Australia 40m; FT8
OC-001 VK2CPC Australia 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK2EBN Australia 40m; CW
OC-001 VK3BDX Australia 12m; FT8
OC-001 VK5GR Australia 17m; FT8
OC-032 FK8CE NEW CALEDONIA 17m; FT8
OC-032 FK8GX NEW CALEDONIA 40m; FT8
OC-036 ZL2IFB NORTH 17m; FT8
OC-129 DU6/N7MOT VISAYAN 12m; FT8
OC-150 7C9N Lombok 20m; SSB
OC-150 7C9T TENGGARA BARAT 30/17m; FT8
SA-002 VP8LP FALKLAND 20m; FT4
SA-011 9Z4AH TRINIDAD 17m; SSB
SA-018 CE7VPQ LOS LAGOS REGION SOUTH 20m; SSB
** Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode
on their QSNs on their PacketCluster reports. The format we
suggest is "IOTA#/Mode/Island or Group" (ex. OC-146/FT8/Celebes).
NA-041. Phil, KC3CIB, will be active as KC3CIB/KL7 from Shelter Island
between May 29-31st, 2021. He will be there on a fishing trip,
but will be activating Shelter Island for IOTA purposes.
Activity will be limited, and QRP with an Icom IC-705 most
likely using a Digital mode. QSL via eQSL or direct. Look
for more details to be forthcoming.
OC-150. Members of the West Nusa Tenggara Regional ORARI are now active
as 7C9N from Mataram City on Lombok Island (ARLHS IDO-099) until
December 31st. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL 7C9N
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......
OH9, FINLAND (Special Event). Once again Santa Claus Land (OH9SCL) is
active until December 31st. OH9SCL has been active every December since
1986, operating in Finnish Lapland at the Arctic Circle. Activity will
be mostly on the HF bands using all modes. QSL direct to OH9FKJ, LoTW
OPDX MAILING LIST (Just A Reminder). Details on how to subscribe and
unsubscribe from the "OPDX Mailing List" are at the bottom of this
bulletin. PLEASE pass the word around.... Thanks and 73 de Tedd KB8NW
PLEASE NOTE: OUTLOOK users PLEASE read below.
PC19, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Hans, PA7HPH, will activate the
special event station PC19HOPE from Vaassen between January 15th and
March 10th, 2021. Activity is to commemorate (not forget) the economic,
social problems, and the many people who have died (lost of their loved
ones or were left in solitude) as of the result of the pandemic. QSL via
PA7HPH, by the Bureau or eQSL.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (December 21-27th).......
Dec/21st AN Dec/24th AN Dec/26th AN
Dec/22nd AN Dec/25th AN Dec/27th 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:
* Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) & National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Adminisration (NOAA):
* 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...................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu) (December 27th)
and by OPDX from other sources
3Z40RY via SP1DOZ CO4XT via EA7FTR PI30COM via PA1AW & (L)
3Z65M72M via SP3GVX CT9/DJ2TG/P via DJ2TG PI75VERON via PA1AW & (L)
4O4T via YU1FW & (L) DU3ZM via AJ4BB PJ4EVA via M0URX
4U75A via UA3DX EG4RAM via EB4AVN (d/L/e) SX9A via SV2GWY (d/L)
4X4N via 4Z5MU EG5DSI via EA5RKS (L/e) TG9ADM via EA5GL
5R8AL via G3SWH EN100LT via UT5LU TM20ISS via F1UJT
5T5PA via PA5X HF2021HNY via SP2PBM & (L) TM20XMAS via F4GPB
5Z4FV via N3ZS HZ1SK via IZ8CLM V7/KX4QD via KX4QD
7C9N via HA3JB KP2AD via OK1TN YG9WKB via EB7DX
8A07JS via YC0SPU KP4AF via EB7DX YP2XMAS via YO2MSB
9K2OD via EC6DX NP4G via NP3O YP4XMAS via YO2MSB
9M2TO via JA0DMV OE25XFG via OW6WIG YT50SCWC via YU1MM
A60BHR/2 via EA7FTR OH8SSAB via OH8DR ZA/IK2RLM via IZ2LSP
AP2TN via DJ9ZB OH9SCL via OH9AB (d/L) ZR2A via DM5EE
C4XMAS via IZ4AMS OQ5BECLEVER via ON6GBN
CN0S via CN8YZ (d/L) PD20XMAS via PD5CZB
(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
(*) They send via the Bureau - No QSL needed
LOTW NEWS. The ARRL reports: Logbook of The World (LoTW), ARRL's online
QSO confirmation system, will undergo scheduled maintenance beginning
Monday, December 21st, at 2300 UTC (6 PM EST) for approximately 6 hours.
LoTW will be offline and unavailable while the system?s server is
upgraded to new hardware.
TX0T QSL STATUS. Cezar, VE3LYC, reports on December 17th: All direct QSLs
for stations from United States and overseas were mailed late afternoon
today from Spring Brook, NY. Direct cards for Canadian stations were
mailed yesterday from Kingston, ON. Any direct requests received after
Dec 14 were and will be mailed from Canada.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4U75UN, 8Q7ZO, 9J2BS, 9Y4DG, ER3R, ES2MC,
EU1UN, J35X, J79BH, JW7QIA, OK1DKZ, OQ4U, S79AC, T77C, UT3IZ, VP2ETE
YV1DIG, YV5AJ and Z66DX
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4A2L, AB5EB/P (NA-092) and VK4DX/p (OC-137)
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: H40TT, JH4UYB, JR3NZC, PX2A, TX5T, VP6D
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....
R2021/RA21/RC21/RD21/RG21/RJ21/RK21/RL21/RM21, RUSSIA (Special Event).
Members of the Miller DX Club will activate the several special event
stations to celebrate the "International Radio Marathon Russian New Year
- 2021" between December 25th, 2020, and January 14th, 2021. Look for
the following to be active:
R2021NY -- Operators are RC7M, UI6L, UA6L, R7NZ, RZ6LY, R6MR, R6NZ,
R7LB, RV6LCY, UA6LQZ, R6LJO, UA6LCT, R6LHL and RO7N
RA21NY -- Operators are RQ7L, RU7N, R6LD, R7MG, UA6NT, R7NO, RC7LX,
UA6LET and R6MI
RC21NY -- Operators are R2DX, R2DY, R2DD, RX3DFU, R2DRE, RW3FB, R5AV,
UA5D, RL3F, R3AP and RX3F
RD21NY -- Operators are RD7D, R6CW, R6AF, R6DX, RN6DZ, RC6AC and RW6A
RG21NY -- Operators are RV3FF, RY3D, R2DNW, RT5C, R3LA, R3LD, R2DA,
R2HM and R5FQ
RJ21NY -- Operators are RK6K, R7KO, RU6K, RT7KM, RL6K and RA7KW
RK21NY -- Operators are UA6HML, UA6HLN, RV6HV, R7GM, RV6HFA, UD7G,
UA6GO, R7TW, RK6FA, RV6F and UA7G
RL21NY -- Operators are R9CX, UI8CM, RM9C, R9DV, R9CB, R9CA, RK9DC,
UA9CTT, UA9CVQ, RV9CMK, RA9CTW, RA9CUU, R8CAD, R8CT, UA9CUA,
RD9D, RA9DZ, RX9CAZ, R9CBP, RA9CJK, RX9CET and RA9CIN
RM21NY -- Operators are RM9RZ, RW9QA, UB8QAR, RA9QBR, UA9R, RA9RR,
R8QAK, UB8QBA, RA9QAT, RW9QC and UA9QFF
QSL Manager is RQ7L, by the Bureau or direct (payment only via PayPal).
For more details, see QRZ.com. The request for a plaque and pennant can
be sent to: RW6LZ@yandex.ru
SX1-9, CRETE [SV9], DODECANESE [SV5] AND GREECE [SV] (Update Reminder/Now
Active/Special Event). Look for nine special stations to be active from
these three DXCC entities as of December 16th, 2020, until March 25th,
2021. Activity is to celebrate the 200th anniversary of "Greece's War
of Independence" 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.
ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Tevfik, TA1HZ, informs OPDX that he will be active
as ZD8HZ on Ascension Island (AF-003) for the duration of 2021 working on
a project. Estimated setup time for his Yaesu FT-991 and windom antenna
will be mid-January, but his activity will be on his spare time on 80-10
meters using SSB and FT8. Please do not send any direct QSL requests before
2022, as he will not be able to check his POB 73/TCSWAT address in 2021.
Tevfik hopes to upload his log to LoTW, eqsl and ClubLog by the end of
each month. QSL direct via TA1HZ.