The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1513
April 26 2021
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, W4VQ, AA6RE,
K6MM, WB6RSE, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W8HC, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The
DX News Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX,
G3PLP, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK1HJS, JG7PSJ, LA4LN, M0URX, Sixitalia
Weekly and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
"Celebrating 30 years (March 1991) of FREE DX News"
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 18th/April, through Sunday, 25th/April there were 210
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S,
4U1U, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A,
9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY,
C3, 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, 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, HL,
HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0,
KH2, KH6, KH9, 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, SM, SP,
ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2,
UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR,
VU, XE, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA,
ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZL7, 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".
3D2, FIJI. New Ham and YL operator Joanna "JK", 3D2ZK, from Denarau,
Nadi, Fiji, was heard this past Saturday on 40 and 20 meters FT8, around
0355z and 1241z, respectively. Remember, she is expected to join forces
with the Rebel DX Group and be active from 3D2/C (Conway Reef), 3D2/R
(Rotuma Island) and several rare IOTAs around Fiji during May for 3-4
3Z1921/HF1921/SN1921/SO1921/SP1921/SQ1921, POLAND (Special Event). Look
for the special event callsigns to be active in remembrance of the 100th
anniversary of the Third Silesian Uprising. The list of stations to be
active between May 1-31st are:
3Z1921PS -- QSL via SP6YG (OT-31) SO1921PS -- QSL via SP9KJM (OT-06)
HF1921PS -- QSL via SP9KJU (OT-31) SP1921PS -- QSL via SP9PNB (OT-06)
SN1921PS -- QSL via SP9KDU (OT-06) SQ1921PS -- QSL via SP9PKM (OT-31)
A special certificate is available. For more details, see:
More information about the Uprising can be found here:
4J880, AZERBAIJAN (Special Event). Look for special event station 4J880M
to be active to celebrate the 880th birthday of the writer and philosopher
Nizami Ganjavi. QSL via 4J3DJ direct or RA4AAT by the Bureau.
4X0, ISRAEL (Reminder/Update). The "Land of Craters" program continues
with the second activation from one of four craters in Israel located in
the Negev Desert. The operation will use the callsign 4X0GDL between April
30th and May 1st. The crater is the largest called "Big Crater (HaMakhtesh
HaGadol)". Reference numbers are: Holyland Square G-26-BS, WW Grid Square
KM70lx and WWFF Reference 4XFF-0189. Radio amatures working 3 of the 4
craters will receive a beautiful certificate on the program's Web site.
Operators mentioned are Amir/4X1AR, Chanan/4Z1DZ, Dan/4Z5SL, Gal/4X1KW,
Gil/4Z1KD, Hilik/4X6YA, Roy/4X5IQ, Shimon/4Z1SH, Udi/4X6ZM, Zvika/4X1ZV
and Zeev/4X5ZS. QSL via 4X6ZM, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL or LoTW. For
more details, see QRZ.com.
ADDED NOTES: The first crater (called Arif; on Mount Arif) was activate
last November using the callsign 4X0ARF. The next two craters ("Ramon
Crater" 4X0RMN and "The Small Crater" 4X0KTN) are expected to be activated
in the future during some weekends (dates have not been announced). Online
logs are available at: https://www.iarc.org/craters
8A36, INDONESIA (Special Event). Members of ORARI Lokal Landak Radio Club
(YH7AD) will activate the special event callsign 8A36ND from Landak, West
Kalimantan, Indonesia, to celebrate "Naik Dango - A Vibrant Dayak Cele-
bration". Naik Dango is a very special time for them, a time to celebrate
their unique culture and pay tribute to their ancestors. Activity will
be on 80/40 meters using SSB and FT8. Listen for QSL instructions.
AO1-9, SPAIN (Special Event). Look for the following Spanish stations to
be active between May 7-9th, to celebrate/commemorate "Europe Day - On
The Air 2021" which was created in 1950. The special callsigns are: AO1EU,
AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU and AO9EU. As usual, a
special QSL and an Award will be available. Contact also valid for the
Radio Clubs of the World Award, EANET. QSL all callsigns via EA3RKF. For
more details, see: https://fediea.org/eudota
IDXC (Virtual) 2021 (Now Open For Registration). The following press
release was sent out on April 20th [edited/updated]:
The 72nd meeting of the International DX Convention is now open for
Registration -- The virtual two-day meeting will be held on Saturday,
May 15 and Sunday, May 16th, 2021 via Zoom webinars.
What you can expect from IDXC 2021:
* A safe, front-row seat without having to leave your QTH
* 8 - DX-related webinars on Saturday, May 15, 2021
* 8 - Vendor webinars on Sunday, May 16, 2021
* Some great door prizes (including over 5,000 USDs in cash awards
from NCDXC): http://www.dxconvention.com/pages/prizes.html
* Pre-Registration is required but it is Fast and FREE
* All Zoom Webinars will be recorded and posted to the NCDXC website
at a later date
Program Schedule -- Since the schedule is still being finalized this
Web page will be updated from time-to-time. Last Update: April 17th,
2021 @ 1800 UTC: http://www.dxconvention.com/pages/program.html
IDXC has always been the premier DX Convention in the United States,
attended by hundreds of avid DXers looking to improve their skills,
their stations and their connection with fellow Hams.
Although we can't meet in person this year because of COVID-19, we
intend to make IDXC 2021 a memorable DX event, and hope you'll be
able to join us.
Please register now: http://dxconvention.com/pages/registration.html
73, John Miller, K6MM
Rich Seifert, KE1B
IDXC 2021 Co-Chairs
GB0/GB1/GB2/GB4, ENGLAND (Special Event). The following stations are
active in honor of HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, passing on
April 9th at the age of 99:
GB0DOE -- Activity until May 6th; QSL via the Bureau or direct only.
GB1PPP -- Activity until April 30th; QSL via eQSL.
GB2DOE -- Activity until May 15th; QSL via LoTW.
GB4RIP -- Activity until April 19th; QSL via G0NSY
HD8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. Operators Jim/WB2REM (Co-leader), Chris/VO1IDX
(Co-leader), Mitch/KH6M and Bob/KE2D will once again be active as HD8M
from Santa Cruz Island (SA-004) between March 2-11th, 2022. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8 (F/H). Suggested fre-
quencies are listed on their Web page below. QSL via WB2REM direct.
ClubLog's OQRS for direct, LoTW and Bureau QSLs. All other requests
will be uploaded to LoTW 6 months after expedition. Bureau QSLs will
only be accepted via the OQRS. DO NOT SEND QSL CARDS TO THE BUREAU!!
For more details and updates, visit their Web site at: http://www.hd8m.com
IB3, ITALY (Special Event). Members of the ARI Section of Belluno will
activate the special event callsign IB3CAI on the occasion of the 130th
anniversary of the CAI Section of Belluno and the 70th Anniversary of
the 7° Alpini Refuge in Pis Pilon, Schiara Group, in a series of amateur
radio activations between May 1st and September 30th. QSL via IU3EDK,
direct or by the Bureau. All radio amateurs who connect them, on any
band and mode, will be sent the special QSL via the Bureau.
II5, ITALY (Special Event/Reminder). Look for special event station II5RCH
from Grosseto to be on the air until May 9th. Activity is during the 35th
anniversary/memorial of the Chernobyl disaster. QSL via the address on
QRZ.com or via the Bureau to IZ5RHU.
IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between April 19-24th (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
------ ---------- ------------- ------------
AF-004 EA8AUW CANARY 20m; SSB
AF-004 EA8TL CANARY 20m; SSB
AF-019 IG9ITO Lampedusa 40m; SSB
AF-022 ZD7FT ST HELENA 20m; SSB
AS-004 5B4AHX CYPRUS 17m; SSB
AS-007 JH3NGD HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-019 9V1SH SINGAPORE 15m; FT8
AS-201 TA0ACL SEA OF MARMARA 20m; SSB
AS-201 TA0TA SEA OF MARMARA 20m; SSB
AS-045 HL5FUA ULLEUNG 30m; FT8
AS-141 BA5CJ/5 ZHEJIANG PROVINCE SOUTH 17m; FT8
EU-004 EA6T BALEARIC 20m; FT4
EU-004 EC6DX BALEARIC 20m; SSB
EU-005 2E0PKS GREAT BRITAIN 17m; SSB
EU-005 G4RCG GREAT BRITAIN 80m; CW
EU-005 GM2V GREAT BRITAIN 80m; CW
EU-005 M0MCV GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
EU-005 MM0KTC GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-005 MM5AJN/M GREAT BRITAIN 17m; SSB
EU-009 GB2OWM ORKNEY 40m; SSB
EU-009 GM8OFQ ORKNEY 40m; SSB
EU-018 OY5ET Faroe 30m; FT8
EU-024 IS0AAS SARDINIA 10m; SSB
EU-024 IS0YQK SARDINIA 20m; FT8
EU-025 IT9DOR SICILY 20m; SSB
EU-029 OV1CDX SJAELLAND 30m; CW
EU-031 IC8HRG CAMPANIA REGION 20m; SSB
EU-067 SZ200ERS KYKLADES 20m; CW
EU-131 IK3PQH/P VENETO REGION 40m; SSB
EU-115 EI6YXQ IRELAND 20m; SSB
EU-175 CU3DX Central 20m; SSB
EU-175 CU6AD Central 20m; FT8
EU-175 CU6NS Central 20m; FT8
NA-005 VP9NO BERMUDA 10m; FT8
NA-015 CO7FR CUBA 40m; CW
NA-022 VP2EIH ANGUILLA 10m; SSB
NA-022 VP2ETE ANGUILLA 20m; SSB
NA-027 VO1VR NEWFOUNDLAND 20m; FT8
NA-029 VY2WW PRINCE EDWARD 40/20m; SSB
NA-052 N1UL MARCO 30m; FT8
NA-102 FG5GP GUADELOUPE 20m; SSB
NA-102 FG8NY GUADELOUPE 20m; CW
NA-106 KP2B VIRGIN 30m; FT8
NA-151 OX3LX GREENLAND'S COASTAL ISLANDS SOUTH EAST 30m; CW
OC-001 VK3FS AUSTRALIA 15m; FT8
OC-001 VK100AF AUSTRALIA 30m; CW
OC-001 VK6XN AUSTRALIA 15m; FT8
OC-006 VK7SM Tasmania 15m; FT8
OC-013 E51JD RAROTONGA 20m; SSB
OC-019 KH6TE HAWAIIAN 20m; SSB
OC-021 YB1KI JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-032 FK4QX NEW CALEDONIA 20m; SSB
OC-032 FK8IK NEW CALEDONIA 40m; CW
OC-036 ZM1A North 40m; CW
OC-042 4I1EBD LUZON 20m; SSB
OC-097 5W1SA SAMOA 10m; FT8
OC-134 ZL4RMF South 40m; SSB
OC-147 YB9VAB WEST PAPUA'S COASTAL ISLANDS NORTH 15m; FT8
OC-150 YB9KA TENGGARA BARAT 80m; FT8
SA-002 VP8LP FALKLAND 10m; FT8
SA-006 PJ4GR BONAIRE 10m; FT8
SA-011 9Z4Y TRINIDAD 20m; CW/SSB
SA-012 YV7MAY NUEVA ESPARTA STATE 40m; FT8
SA-018 CD7CKU LOS LAGOS REGION SOUTH 40m; FT8
SA-018 CE7VPQ LOS LAGOS REGION SOUTH 10m; SSB
SA-020 FY5HB FRENCH GUIANA 15m; FT8
SA-099 PJ2ND CURACAO 20m; CW
** Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode
on their QSNs on their PacketCluster reports. The format we
suggest is "Mode/IOTA#/Island or Group" (ex. FT8/OC-146/Celebes).
AF-032. (Update/Date Change) Gabor "Gab", HA3JB, will be active as
5H1IP from Unguja Island, Zanzibar, between September 22nd
and October 3rd. Activity is will be on 160-10 meters using
CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. He also plans to participate in the
CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 26-27th). QSL via HA3JB or
ClubLog's OQRS. For possibly more details and updates, see:
AS-080/ (Reminder) Lee, HL1IWD, (along with his XYL Kim/KH6IYL) will
AS-148. be active as HL1IWD/4 from Kogunsan Island between May 1-3rd.
Activity will be limited (holiday style) on 40/20 meters using
CW and FT8, with an IC-706MK2 with Buddistick and endfed wire
antenna. QSL via EA5GL. ADDED NOTE: Lee will make a one day
stop over on Anmyon Island (AS-080), and be active as HL1IWD/3
on May 3rd.
EU-107. Operators Gil/F4FET, Antoine/F5RAB and possibly friends will
once again be active as TM7P from Petite Island during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. They
plan to be active some days before and after the contest
weekend (between July 23-27th). Activity will be on 80/40/
20/15/10/6/2 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. See QRZ.com
for more details. QSL via F4FET or ClubLog's OQRS (preferred).
EU-111. Members of the Cray Valley Radio Society (G3RCV) will be active
as GM3RCV from Ceann Ear in the Monach Islands between July 22-
27th. Their plan is to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-
25th) as a Multi-2/Low-Power entry signing MM8C. QSL via LoTW
and ClubLog's OQRS. The group plans to be active on the HF and
VHF bands using CW, SSB and possibly the Digital modes. Operators
mentioned are Nobby/G0VJG, Chris/G0HFZ, Jamie/M0SDV, Tony/G2NF
EU-120. Members of the Addiscombe Amateur Radio Club will once again
be active as G4ALE/P from the Isle of Wight during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 24-25th) usually as (but TBA) a Multi-1/DXpedition/
Low-Power entry. Operators mentioned are Quin/G3WRR, Mike/G3VYI,
Alun/G4WGE and Steven/2E0PUT. They usually use wire antennas.
QSL via G4ALE.
NA-039/ (Press Release; Sent Out by Hal, W8HC; dated April 20th)[edited/
NA-070. Updated] RUSSIAN ROBINSON CLUB ANNOUNCES 2021 IOTA PLANS TO RARE
ALEUTIAN ISLANDS WITH KL7RRC DXPEDITION -- Kiska Island (NA-070)
& Adak Island (NA-039) in Alaska's Aleutians to be Activated --
After their Covid-related cancellation last year, the Russian
Robinson Club (KL7RRC www.na-234.com ) has resumed plans to
activate rare Kiska Island, IOTA NA-070 in July.
Located 52.06N, 177.57E, this uninhabited island lies in the
North Pacific's treacherous Bering Sea, one of the most intense
patches of ocean on Earth, where strong winds, freezing temper-
atures, and icy water are the "norm." This remote Island also
features the prominent conical, Kiska volcano, the westernmost
historically active volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Island chain.
Kiska Island is also designated as an Aleutian Island WWII
National Historic Area by the National Park Service. Permission
to visit Kiska is required from both Alaska's Maritime National
Wildlife Refuge and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
The KL7RRC team currently includes: Hal/W8HC, Rob/N7QT,
Tim/NL8F, Walt/N6XG and Yuri/N3QQ.
Unfortunately, another team member has had to back out so
there is currently an open slot for a 5th operator. Contact
team leader Yuri, N3QQ, (email@example.com) if you may be inter-
The team plans to have a minimum of 2 stations QRV operating
40m through 6m, SSB, CW and FT8 with 1.2kw PAs. Special emphasis
will be on the difficult trans-polar path to EU.
The 56-foot aluminum sailboat, "SEAL" (https://expeditionsail.com/)
is being chartered out of Cordova, AK. It will undertake the
arduous 1,000 mile journey along the Aleutians to Kiska with
first stop at Dutch Harbor, AK, to pick up Tim, NL8F, and all
of the gear sent in advance to his QTH. They will then continue
sailing westward to Adak Island (NA-039) where the remainder of
the team will have flown in to by July 3rd, board SV SEAL, and
with favorable winds and seas, they hope to arrive at Kiska and
be QRV as KL7RCC from July 7th - 12th, before the return sail
back to Adak and flights home booked for July 17th. Some members
of the team will travel out to Adak a few days in advance of the
scheduled July 3rd pick-up by SEAL and will be QRV from this rare
IOTA entity. Look for KL7RRC from Adak, NA-039 June 30th - July
3rd. Likewise, there may be additional KL7RRC activity from
Adak July 14th - 16th following their return from Kiska.
The budget for this IOTA DXpedition, excluding individual team
member airfares, lodging and meals at Adak, is ~$40K, with $30K
required for the SV SEAL charter and two-way journey between
Cordova and Kiska. Obviously, donations will be greatly appre-
ciated in support of this challenging IOTA DXpedition. They can
be sent via PayPal linked to the RRC website: (www.na-234.com)
or via check and payable to: Russian Robinson Club and note
"Donation for KL7RRC 2021 Expedition." Please mail to Yuri,
N3QQ, via his QRZ.com mailing address.
QSLs for KL7RRC (Kiska Island, NA-070) and KL7RRC (Adak
Island, NA-039) via N7RO. ALL donors will receive direct QSLs.
Continue to check or bookmark the RRC website for updates
and additional operating plans.
(Ed. Check out the detailed map on their Web page...)
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......
JD1, OGASAWARA (Reminder). Takio, JH3QFL, will be active as JD1BQA from
Komagari, Chichijima Island (AS-031), between April 23-30th (not May
1-7th, as first announced). Activity will be on 160-6 meters with a focus
on 160/80/40/6m using FT8/FT4 and some CW on the RS44 Satellite. QSL via
LoTW or JH3QFL direct only to: Takio Hata, 921-25 Rokujio, Yasu-City Shiga,
JD1, OGASAWARA. Harry, JG7PSJ (JD1BMH/KW2X/WH0RU), will once again be
active as JD1BMH from Chichijima Island (AS-031) between April 30th and
May 7th. This will be his 25th visit. Activity will be on 40-10 meters
using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via the Bureau to JD1BMH or direct to JG7PSJ.
Visit his Web page for more details at: http://jd1bmh.webcrow.jp
Also, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jd1bmh
JD1, OGASAWARA. Makoto, JI5RPT, will once again be active as JD1BLY from
Chichijima Island (AS-031) between June 10-12th. The schedule may change
depending on the status of COVID-19. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using
CW, SSB and the Digital modes (FT8)(NO 6m EME). He states that he will
focus on the 6m band and FT8 on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign
JI5RPT, direct, by the Bureau and ClubLog's OQRS. His log search will be
available on his Web site at: http://www.ji5rpt.com/jd1
He will also use Twitter to inform his real-time activities at:
JU100, MONGOLIA (Special Event). Members of the "JTDXA Team" have acti-
vated the special event station JU100DX to mark the 100th anniversary
of the Mongolian People's Revolution. QSL via JT1CH.
JW, SVALBARD (Update/Canceled). Tom, OH6VDA/LA6VDA, who was expected to
be active as JW6VDA from the JW5E club station (http://jw5e.com/) in
Longyearbyen (JQ78tf) on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026) between April 26th
and May 9th, has canceled due to Corona-restrictions. He will announce
when his next activity from Svalbard will be, when Corona restrictions
are not as strong as they are now.
JW, SVALBARD. Operators Erwann/LB1QI, Harald/LB2HG, Ken/LA7GIA, Peter/LA7QIA
and Christian/LA8OM will be active as JW0W from Prins Karls Forland Island
(EU-063), which is part of Spitsbergen's Coastal Islands Group, between
July 21-26th. Activity will be focused on 40/30/20 meters, but also the
other bands if propagation allows. They will also be active in RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 24-25th). Outside of the contest, they will focus on NA/AS
stations. Their equipment includes an Elecraft K3, KX3 and TS590, with
VDA antennas and verticals next to saltwater with 1 kW amplifiers. Amp-
lifier are an Expert 1.3 and Juma 1000. The team is looking for support;
financial donations can be sent via (firstname.lastname@example.org). QSL via M0OXO,
OQRS (direct or Bureau) or LoTW. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW.
JW, SVALBARD. Max, ON5UR, and others have booked and are planning to
activate the JW5E club station (http://jw5e.com/) in Longyearbyen (JQ78tf)
on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026) between April 18-29, 2022. The team has
not announced the callsign yet, but it will be one callsign used. QSL
via M0URX. Look for more details to be forthcoming.
KH6, HAWAII. Marc, KC9WIB, is now active as KH6/KC9WIB from Maui (OC-019)
until April 29th. Activity will be limited as time permits using an IC-705
(w/10 watts) into a Wolf River Coil Vertical antenna. Mostly operations
will be on 20m FT8. QSL via his home callsign.
LZ, BULGARIA (Special Callsign/Event). Members of the "School Radio Club
and TV - "Young Hams" (LZ1KAK) will use the special callsign LZ1BOTEV to
mark the 145th anniversary of the sacrifice of the revolutionary, poet,
publicist, journalist, translator, thinker and literary critic - Hristo
Botev. For Bulgarians, Botev's personality is an icon, a national symbol.
A poet and a rebel, a zealous guardian of national ideas, he left a lasting
mark in the pre-liberation history of Bulgaria. Activity will be on 80-2
meters using various modes, as well as the Digital modes, the QO-100 satel-
lite and SSTV. QSL via LZ1KAK.
OM700, SLOVAK REPUBLIC (Special Event). Operators Roman/OM3TOW (spokesman
of the RÚ) and Brani/OM2FY will be active as OM700MHZ from Bratislava.
Special event callsign is to celebrate the allocation of frequencies from
700 MHz band for 5G in Slovak Republic. RÚ is the independent regulatory
authority and pricing authority in the sector of electronic communications
and postal services. QSL via OM2FY.
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.
OS3, BELGIUM (Special Event).......
* Kathleen, ON3KAT, will be using the special event callsign OS3KAT until
December 12th, to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the "First Trans-
Atlantic Radio Transmission." QSL via her home callsign, direct or by
* Guy, ON3DWG, will be active as OS3DWG during the event. QSL via ON3DWG,
direct, by the Bureau or eQSL.
* Alain, ON3AR, will be active as OS3AR during the event. QSL via ON3AR,
direct or by the Bureau (NO LoTW or eQSL).
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (April 26th-May 2nd).......
Apr/26th AN Apr/29th HN May/01st AN
Apr/27th LN Apr/30th HN May/02nd 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
PX521, BRAZIL (Special Event). Members of the Araucaria DX Group have
activated the special event callsign PX521BR until May 21st. Operation
is to commemorate the 521st anniversary of the discovery of Brazil by
the Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral on April 22nd, 1500. Activity
will be on all HF bands. QSL via LoTW.
QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
QSL-INFO from from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu)
(April 25th) and various sources provided by OPDX
4F2KWT via EA5GL GB0SGI via G4XEX PA21AGR via PE1RLN
4U1UN via HB9BOU GB4IMD via GB4IMD (B/e) PJ2CF via EA5GL
4Z73UN via RW6HS (d) GB6QE via G7KHV PJ2MAN via EC5AHA
5P0WARD via OZ1ACB (O/L/N) HB9EYP via HB9OCR (d/e/C/L) PJ4DX via M0URX
5P5N via OZ4P HB9WARD via HB9OCR& (L) PJ4EVA via M0URX
5T5PA via PA5X HP200I via HP1DAV R35YCH via RW3YS
5W1SA via JA1DXA HZ1EARTH via HZ1SAR R60CTC via RQ7L
5Z4PA via M0URX HZ1WARD via HZ1SAR RG60YG via RQ7L
9A21WARD via (9A-B/LoTW) IB3CAI via IU3EDK RK75FF via UF2F
9G5FI via DL1RTL II0BIKE via IZ0EIK (d) SD6F via SM6JWR
9J2BS via EA5GL II5RCH via IZ5RHU SN0MORSE via SP2FVN
AM500MMM via EA7URF (d/B/L/e) IQ0PH via 9A5URI T30TM via VK1TX
AU2HFI via VU2MUD IQ8YT via IU8CFS TM96WARD via F6BEE
AX2PWS via VK2PWS (L/e) IY7GMB via IK7XNF (d) TZ4AM via W0SA
CM2IU via RW6HS K3IMD via WK3N U4MIR via RN3DK
CP6CL via W3HNK KC4USV via K7MT UP55L via RW6HS
D44PM via IZ4DPV OA6AMN via EA5ZD VP2ETE via W3HNK
DL70THW via DM4LJ OE21M via(d); OE1WHC(B) VP8AIB via VP8LP
DP7D via DF1QR OS3DWG via ON3DWG WW6RG/KH9 via WW6RG
EI2IMD via EI2WRC (d) OS4CHK via ON4CHK XR96IARU via CE3AA (d/L)
EO50FF via UX0FF OS5CDG via ON5CDG YI1WWA via IK2DUW
EP3ASA via EA5GL OS6KZ via ON6KZ ZA/IW2JOP via IW2HAJ
FS4WBS via IZ1MHY OS6ZV via ON6ZV
(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
(**) QSL automatically via Bureau - do not send QSLs
LOGS ONLINE (New/Updated) AVAILABLE ON CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
6O1OO QSL STATUS. Ali, EP3CQ, reports on April 23rd, that all received
QSL cards (until April 15th, 2021) for 6O1OO have been replied and
dispatched. REMEMBER: Ali will be active again sometime after April
26th for two months. All bands except 160m, mainly FT8.
7D5RI QSL STATUS. QSL Manager Pedro, EA5GL, states that he has begun
sending out 7D5RI QSL cards.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2AG, 4Z73KX, 5Z4VJ, 7Q7RU, 7X3WPL, 7X3YOTA,
A25RU, C92RU, CE3KRM, DL1KDA, G8RWG, LU5FF, OZ1HDF and UX5UL
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4Z1UF, 6O1OO, 7X4LV, 8J1RL, A61R, DQ9Y, EA6NB,
JR6EZE, OZ1RDP (EU-125), RI0Q (AS-152), ST2NH, T88SS, UP0L and V51WH
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....
R35, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Look for the following special
event station to be active until April 30th, to memorialize the 35th
anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster of 1986:
R35CHA -- QSL via RZ5D, direct or by the Bureau. To check and download
the diploma, go to: https://hamlog.online/global/russia/r3d/118
To download an eQSL, go to (https://hamlog.online), then log
in to your account (or initially register) and go to the HQSL
R35YCH -- QSL via RW3YS. See QRZ.com for details on how to receive a
R75, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the Stavropol Radio Club
(RO7T) will activate the special callsign R75T from Stavropol between
May 1-31st. Activity is to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the radio
club. Operations will be on various HF bands and modes. QSL via RO7T,
direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
RP75, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). To commemorate 75th anniversary
of the Victory in WW II, the Union of Russian Radio Amateurs (SRR), is
conducting "Victory-75" special on-the-air event between May 2nd (starts
at 0000 UTC) and May 9th (ends at 1159 UTC). Many special memorial stations
with "RP75" prefix in their callsigns will be active. Activity will be on
all HF band and modes including the satellites. A special award (diploma)
is available. The complete list of participating stations is available
For more details, see: https://pobeda.srr.ru
For QSL routes, check QRZ.com.
TO5, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON (Postponed Again). The TO5T team, who were
suppose to be active as TO5T from the island of Ile Aux Marins (NA-032)
between August 8-16th (see OPDX.1476), have now postponed their operation
until the summer of August 2022 or 2023. For more details and updates,
V8, BRUNEI (Special Event). Members of the Brunei Darussalam Amateur Radio
Association (BDARA) are now active as V84SAS to commemorate World Amateur
Radio Day until April 28th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15 meters using
CW, SSB and FT8. Operators mentioned are Mahathir/V85AFF, Sarugi/V85AFH,
YL Aida/V85AHV, Yul/V85EX, Rahman/V85RH and Tamat/V85T. QSL via address
VI100/VK100, AUSTRALIA (Update/Special Event)[edited]. After 8 weeks on
the air, both VI100AF and VK100AF continue to be very popular around the
bands. Conditions have been poor making it tough for the team, but they
have pushed on and successfully now have over 20k QSOs in the log. Tim,
M0URX, has begun the task of sending out the Special Event QSL cards
around the World. The QSL card can be viewed on (www.qrz.com).
After an absence of over 25 years, Amateur radio appeared on Air Force
Base Darwin on the March 31st, 2021 (Air Force Birthday), many stations
were worked during the 1 day very special operation of VI100AF. Other
special activations have also been completed by team members around
Australia, and some future special activations of Military locations
around Australia are scheduled over the next couple of months. For all
the information visit (www.qrz.com).
I ask that DXers please not to E-mail myself or any of the operators
on the team for skeds, this is not a DXpediition, and the team members
are volunteering their time and stations when they can to get on air and
make a QSO for you possible.
I wish you good luck if in working the special Centenary of the Air
Force Amateur Radio Stations in Australia.
73, Stuie VK8NSB, Station Manager - VI100AF & VK100AF
VP8, FALKLAND ISLANDS. Matthew, M0ZMS, is expected to be active as VP8ZMS
from the Mount Pleasant Complex, HQ BFSAI club station on the Falkland
Islands between May 21st and August 21st. Activity will be on various
HF bands and modes (mostly Digital). QSL via his home callsign, ClubLog
or LoTW. Watch for updates on his Twitter page at:
WRTC 2022 POSTPONED TO 2023! The following was posted on the contest
mailing list, April 24th [edited]: At the WRTC 2022 Association Assembly
on 23rd April 2021, having previously consulted the WRTC Sanctioning
Committee, the assembly and Organizing Committee decided to postpone WRTC
2022 one year to 2023. There have been no changes in the qualification
process or to the overall structure of the event and its sponsoring com-
mittee. A detailed report on the qualification standings will be prepared
and released at a later date.
In consideration of the worldwide public health challenges from the
Covid-19 pandemic, we believe our decision is reasonable. We have received
many communications from competitors and friends of WRTC and have taken
them very seriously. There will be further announcements regarding WRTC
as soon as new arrangements have been made. Thank you for your under-
standing and commitments in support of our adventure!
73 de Carlo IK1HJS
President, WRTC 2022 Organizing Committee
YL50, LATVIA (Special Event). Members of the Telegraphy Working Group
(AGCW, https://www.agcw.de/) are celebrating its 50th anniversary this
year. On this occasion, an activity competition on the amateur radio
bands on CW is organized during the month of May. All radio amateurs
are cordially invited to take an active part from May 1st to May 31st.
Hanz, YL3JD, will activate the special callsign YL50AGCW during the
month of May. Activity will be on 160/80/40/20 meters. All QSOs will
be made with a side swiper or straight key. QSL via LoTW.
ADDED NOTE: In addition, look for the following special stations during
this event: DR50AGCW and DP50AGCW with the special DOK AGCW50, SN50AGCW,
PA50AGCW, CR50AGCW and OE50AGCW will also be represented. All participants
receive a certificate and the best placed are rewarded with special awards.