The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1516
May 17, 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, K3LR, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, W4VQ,
KH6ML, K8YC, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News
Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G4MWO & The
5 MHz Newsletter, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JI3DST, JO1CRA, 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, 9th/May, through Sunday, 16th/May there were 210 countries
active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S,
4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K,
9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE0Y,
CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6,
EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, 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, 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, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5,
SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN,
UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU,
XW, XX9, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4,
ZD7, ZD8, 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".
3A, MONACO (Update). Operators Ennio/IW1RBI (Team Leader), Alessandro/
IZ1AZA, Gianluca/IU1KBL and Andrea/IU1JXW will be active as 3A/IW1RBI
from Monaco between May 27-30th. Activity will be on 30-6 meters using
CW, SSB and FT8 (F/H). QSL via the address on QRZ.com or LoTW.
3Y0J BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. Ken, LA7GIA, 3Y0J Co-Leader, reported
on the 3Y0J FaceBook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/3y0jbouvet2023)
that the German DX Foundation (GDXF) confirms their record breaking
donation of 8000 Euro/10,000 USDs to the 3Y0J DXpedition!! He states,
"This is the largest donation ever and we're very honored with the trust
they have shown in our Bouvet project. Let the journey begin!"
5N, NIGERIA. DX-World.net is reporting that Jean-Louis, ZS6AAG, "may"
now be active as 5N7MSF from Abuja. There was a 20 meters SSB QSNs reported
on Friday, May 14th. Jean-Louis is there working for the Médecins Sans
Frontières [MSF](Doctors Without Borders), and the length of his stay is
unknown. QSL via his home callsign and eQSL.
60M NEWS (New 60m/5 MHz WRC-15 Sub-License Now Available for New Zealand).
Paul, G4MWO, Editor of "The 5 MHz Newsletter", informs OPDX readers of
the following [edited]: The 'old' 5 MHz ZL sub-license expired following
the end of the two-channel 60m NZ trial in 2020. However, NZART is pleased
to announce that negotiations with regulator RSM have been successful
in obtaining a license to allow operation for all New Zealand amateur
operators to use in the 60m (5 MHz) band using the WRC-15 allocation.
Sincere thanks are due to Bob Vernall, ZL2CA, who did outstanding work
by virtue of his position as an NZ government Approved Radio Engineer and
ITU experience with the International Frequency Registration Board enabled
him to put forward his project. Bob states:
"I independently liaised with New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) to
implement a plan I formulated in January to clear a 60 meter band for
amateur radio. NZDF liked my plan and it has relevance to other NZDF
radio projects. As I'm an Approved Radio Engineer I can modify radio
licenses and NZDF authorized me to make specified changes to their
licenses, which cleared bandwidth for amateur radio. These changes
were registered by RSM around midday on 8 April. That completed my
contribution to development of a 60 meter amateur band in New Zealand."
This made the new WRC-15 Amateur 5 MHz Secondary allocation clear for
the next step which was for NZART to engage with the regulator RSM to
formulate a new sub-license for the band:
5351.5 - 5366.5 kHz, Secondary Status, Maximum Power 15W EIRP, working
together with the IARU 60 m Bandplan.
NZART President Mark ZL2UFI explains: "The NZART license (and your
sub-license) are for a twelve-month period to allow RSM to assess if
there are any interference issues. If not, then NZART will negotiate
with RSM to having the 60 m (5 MHz) band allocation added to the GURL
(General User Radio License). If this negotiation is successful, then
the need for the sub-license will not be required in the future."
More information from the NZART website:
ZL 60m New Sub-Licensees:
The 5 MHz Newsletter -- You can find the latest edition freely available
at any time at:
The Newsletter Archive is at:
The G4MWO's Worldwide 5 MHz Amateur Allocations Chart:
Wikipedia 60 Meter Band Page -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/60-meter_band
8J1, JAPAN (Special Event). Voluntary members of the JARL in the Yamanashi
Prefecture Branch have activated the special event station 8J1TSN to
celebrate the 500th anniversary/birthday (November 3rd) of Prince Takeda
Shingen until December 31st. Prince Takeda Shingen was a hero of Yamanashi
Prefecture (Kai Province). QSL via the Bureau (NO eQSL or LoTW). Your QSL
is not needed.
8P, BARBADOS. Charles, 8P6ET, will be active as 8P1W during the CQWW WPX
CW Contest (May 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL
via KU9C direct.
FM/TO3, MARTINIQUE (Reminder). Marius, ON4RU/OQ3R, will be active as
FM/OQ3R from Laurent's (FM5BH) QTH on Martinique (NA-107) between May
23rd and June 5th. Activity will be holiday style on 160-10 meters using
CW only. He will also be active as TO3F during the CQWW WPX CW Contest
(May 29-30th) as Single-Op entry. QSL both callsigns via ON4RU direct.
II6, ITALY (Special Event). A group of Italian operators have activated
the special event callsign II6RI to commemorate the "75th Anniversary
of the Italian Republic." On June 2, 1946, the Italians, and for the
first time the Italian women, were called to a referendum to decide
whether Italy should remain a monarchy, or whether it should be replaced
by the republic. The latter won with 52% of the votes. That same day the
Italian people were also called to elect a Constituent Assembly which had
the task of writing the new Constitution of the nascent Italian Republic.
Activity will last until June 30th. Operations will be on 160-6 meters
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (FT8/FT4, RTTY, PSK31 and PSK63).
Diplomas and awards will be available. For details see:
QSL via IK6IHU, direct, ClubLog's OQRS (preferred), eQSL, or LoTW. NO
Bureau (at the moment). For more details, see QRZ.com.
INDEXA NEWS (Spring Newsletter). The Spring 2021 Issue of the INDEXA
Newsletter (Issue 132) is now available. John Scott, K8YC, Interim Editor,
reports that this issue reaches back to the April 2006 issue to reproduce
the report on the Peter One DXpedition (by Erling, LA6VM). With the recent
announcement of two separate expeditions to Bouvet planned for the next
two years and the misfortunes of the last two attempts, he felt they
should all be reminded of the difficulties with weather that is prevalent
when operating in the polar regions. We should also be thankful that there
are intrepid souls willing to undertake the risks and hardships of such
ventures. The newsletter can be downloaded at:
IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between May 10-15th (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
------ ---------- ------------- ------------
AF-004 EA8DEG/P CANARY 15m; FT8
AF-004 EA8CVZ CANARY 20m; SSB
AS-004 5B4AIX Cyprus 17m; SSB
AS-004 5B4VL Cyprus 17m; SSB
AS-007 7N4SJX HONSHU 20m; FT8
AS-007 8N1OLP HONSHU 20m; FT8
AS-007 JE1SSE HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-007 JH3NGD HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-077 JA6BZI KYUSHU 20m; FT8
AS-107 E20WXA/P GULF OF THAILAND NORTH 40/20/15/10m; CW/FT8/FT4
AS-107 HS0YNM/P GULF OF THAILAND NORTH 20m; FT8
EU-002 OH0Z ALAND 10m; FT8
EU-005 2E0EER GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-005 2E0MNG GREAT BRITAIN 12m; SSB
EU-005 G1NXS GREAT BRITAIN 10m; FT8
EU-005 G1OCN GREAT BRITAIN 15m; FT8
EU-005 G7RDX GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-005 GB0SOS GREAT BRITAIN 10m; SSB
EU-005 GM4ATA GREAT BRITAIN 12m; CW
EU-005 M0WGI GREAT BRITAIN 17m; SSB
EU-005 M0WLF GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-005 M0DXT/P GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
EU-005 MM0TFU GREAT BRITAIN 10m; SSB
EU-005 MM0XXW GREAT BRITAIN 10m; SSB
EU-009 GM8OFQ Hoy 10m; SSB
EU-009 MM5DWW ORKNEY 12m; FT8
EU-010 MM0BFF OUTER HEBRIDES 20m; SSB
EU-014 TK4QL CORSICA 40m; SSB
EU-015 SV9RKU CRETE 17m; SSB
EU-018 OY1CT FAROE 10m; CW
EU-023 9H1TT MALTA 20m; SSB
EU-024 IS0DCR SARDINIA 12m; SSB
EU-024 IS0GGA SARDINIA 20/17m; SSB
EU-029 5P1W SJAELLAND 17m; SSB
EU-029 OV1CDX SJAELLAND 20/17m; SSB
EU-030 OZ30EU BORNHOLM 10m; SSB
EU-034 ES0IA HIIUMAA/SAAREMAA/LAANEMAA COUNTY 10m; SSB
EU-042 DK8OL SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN STATE NORTH WEST 10m; CW
EU-115 EI2HI IRELAND 10m; SSB
EU-115 EI5DPB IRELAND 20m; SSB
EU-115 GB8HRH IRELAND 10m; SSB
EU-115 MI0AIH IRELAND 10m; SSB
EU-115 MI0SAI IRELAND 17m; SSB
EU-116 GD1JNB ISLE OF MAN 17m; SSB
EU-125 OZ7PR/P JYLLAND WEST 40m; SSB
EU-131 IK3PQH/P VENETO REGION 40m; SSB
EU-133 UA1ATD/P GULF OF FINLAND SOUTH 40m; CW
EU-173 OH1MM/P LANSI-SUOMI (PORI) PROVINCE 40m; SSB
NA-015 CO7FR CUBA 40m; CW
NA-015 CO8LY CUBA 17/15m; FT8
NA-021 8P6CH BARBADOS 20m; SSB
NA-021 8P6QA BARBADOS 15m; FT8
NA-022 VP2ETE ANGUILLA 12m; FT8
NA-027 VO1REM NEWFOUNDLAND 40m; SSB
NA-029 VY2JC PRINCE EDWARD 20m; SSB
NA-040 NL0H St Lawrence 20/17m; SSB/FT8
NA-059 NL8F FOX 40m; FT8
NA-099 KP4JRS PUERTO RICO 40m; CW
NA-099 WP4IRV PUERTO RICO 20m; SSB
NA-105 FS4WBS ST MARTIN 20m; FT8
NA-107 FM4LV MARTINIQUE 20m; SSB
NA-249 KP4NIN PUERTO RICO'S COASTAL 15m; FT8
OC-001 VK2LAW Australia 15m; FT8
OC-009 T88SS PALAU 20m; FT8
OC-013 E51JD RAROTONGA 20m; SSB
OC-016 3D2AG VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 17m; SSB
OC-016 3D2ZK VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 15m; FT8
OC-019 AH6EI HAWAIIAN 20m; SSB
OC-021 YC1AYO JAVA 20m; FT8
OC-021 YC1FDF JAVA 20m; FT8
OC-032 FK8CE NEW CALEDONIA 80m; FT8
OC-036 ZL1MTO North 80m; FT8
OC-036 ZL2BX North 15m; FT8
OC-038 ZL7DX Chatham 40m; FT8
OC-097 5W1SA SAMOA 40/20m; FT8
OC-134 ZL3HAM SOUTH 40m; FT8
SA-006 PJ4KY BONAIRE 12m; SSB
SA-011 9Z4Y TRINIDAD 12/10m; CW
SA-012 YV7WGA NUEVA ESPARTA STATE 17m; FT8
SA-036 P41E ARUBA 30m; FT8
** 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-019. (Reminder) Members of Oriental Sicily Contest Team (OSCT;
IB9O) will be active as IG9OSC from Linosa Island (WW Loc.
JM65ku), Italy, between May 19-23rd. Activity will be on
various HF bands. QSL via IG9OSC, direct, LoTW or ClubLog's
AS-117. Take, JI3DST, will be active as JI3DST/3 (mainly for DX) and
JR8YLY/3 (mainly for JA) from Awaji Island between 0700z, May
22nd, and 0000z, May 24th. Operation may vary due to heavy
rain or other conditions. Activity will be on (possibly 80)/
40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8
(possibly FM/RTTY). QSL JI3DST/3 via ClubLog's OQRS (direct
or by the Bureau). QSL JR8YLY/3 via ClubLog (only Bureau).
AS-200. (Update/Date Change) Take, JI3DST, will once again be active
as JI3DST/5 (mainly for DX and 6m Multi-Hop), JR8YLY/5 (mainly
for JA) or JR8YLY/P for FT8 from Shodo Island between 0700z,
June 19th, and 0000z, June 21st, and again between 0700z,
June 26th, and 0000z, June 28th. Operation may vary due to
heavy rain or other conditions. Activity will be on (possibly
80m)/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and
FT8 (possibly FM/RTTY). QSL JI3DST/5 via ClubLog's OQRS (direct
or by the Bureau). QSL JR8YLY/5 via ClubLog (only Bureau).
AS-206. (" WHERE do we go NEXT island? ") states, Hide, JO1CRA, and
he answers "I will (go) back to IOTA AS-206." Look for JO1CRA/7
to be active from O Island (aka Oshima, Kesennuma City, Miyagi
Prefecture; JCC# 0605), in the Honshu's Coastal Islands East
IOTA Group, Japan. Activity will be between 0300z, May 22nd
and 0600z, May 24th. The plan could change depending on the
status of WX and COVID-19. Activity will be mainly on CW and
FT8, with a focus on the 6m band for IOTA and VHF/UHF listing.
Suggested frequencies are:
CW -- 7025, 10125, 14045 and 21045 kHz
FT8 -- 7074, 10136, 14074, 21074 and 50303 kHz
6m -- 50303 kHz FT8 as a beacon; QSO on 50303 or 50280 kHz;
SSB on 50260 kHz for JAs
He will have a Web chat room available for infomation at:
QSL via his home callsign, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.
EU-042. Mike, DG5LAC, will once again be active as DG5LAC/P from Hooge
Island (DLFF-0013 Wadden Sea) between July 23-27th as Single-
Op/SSB-Mode/12-Hrs/High-Power. Activity will be on SSB and FT8/
FT4. He will also be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th).
QSL via DG5LAC, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog's
EU-057. Operators Jef/DD2CW, Dirk/ON3UN, Ief/ON6KX and Roger/ON7TQ
will be active as DD2CW from Rügen Island in the Mecklenburg-
Vorpommern State Group between July 23-29th. Activity will
include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) on SSB, but also
look for operations on all bands on CW/SSB outside of the
contest. QSL via the Bureau.
EU-057. Operators Hannees/DL9SCO and Ron/ON1DX will be active as DA2W
from Rügen Island in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Group
between July 23-29th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 24-25th) on CW, but also look for operations on
all bands on CW/SSB outside of the contest. Listen for QSL info.
EU-111. (Update) 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 Pat/EI5IX, Chris/G0FDZ,
Nobby/G0VJG, Tony/G2NF and Jamie/M0SDV. QSL both callsigns
via Clublog's OQRS.
EU-137. Anders, OZ3ACB, will be active as SM7/OZ3ACB from Ven Island
sometime during mid-May. QSL via LoTW and eQSL (preferred),
or direct to his home callsign. There will be a log search
EU-146. Dirk, DL1KVN, will be active as PA/DL1KVN/P from Tiengemeten
Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-
Op/Island-DXpedition/Mixed-Mode/Unassisted entry. QSL via
NA-041. (Reminder) Phil, KC3CIB, will be active as KC3CIB/KL7 from
Shelter Island between May 29-31st. 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.
NA-085. Bruce, K5TEN, who usually activates Dog Island (WW. Loc EL79)
every year in June as K4D, will be active this year between
June 7-18th. Dog Island (USI FL005S, WW Loc.EL79), Florida,
is an extremely rare IOTA because access is controlled by the
25 or so homeowners on the island. There are no hams on the
island, and the only activations have been done by Bruce over
the last 7 years. Access is by permission only and permission
by one of the homeowners. It is only accessible by private
charter or single engine fixed wing aircraft. The airstrip is
overgrown so private charter is the only real choice. There
are no streets, roads, stop signs, trendy cafes, or beach-front
bars. If you need it, you bring it. This year's activity will
only be on 40-6 meters primarily on CW, SSB and FT8 Digital
mode using 100 watts an ICOM 7100 into an off center fed
dipole. Suggested frequencies are 7188/7035, 10120, 14260/14045,
18125/18075, 21280/21035, 28310/28010 and 50135/50095 kHz. He
is expected to operate in this year's ARRL June VHF Contest.
QSL via K5TEN, SASE REQUIRED for stateside and DX (DX 2 USDs
REQUIRED). Also, QSL via LoTW, eQSL and ClubLog.
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......
KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS (Satellite Op). Jim, ND9M (aka VQ9JC), who has been
active as ND9M/mm from wet grids in the Pacific, is now anchored in Saipan
(OC-086), and plans to go ashore and be active as ND9M/KH0. He provided
the following update/wrap-up of his wet grids on May 11th: "We arrived
safely at Saipan in QK25 (grid) this afternoon; the 'hook' (anchor) has
been dropped after almost a month underway. Here are the numbers for the
* I made 951 QSOs from 62 grids in 12 different grid fields.
* Of those QSOs, 285 were made using SSB, 161 with FM, and 505 on CW.
* 11 satellites were used for 152 passes in which QSOs were made. I
was on an additional 31 passes in which no QSOs were made.
* RS-44 was by far the hardest satellite for me to use, but even so
423 contacts (44%) were logged over that one. Also, AO-91 held up
well enough to produce 146 contacts (15%) by itself.
* All logs have been uploaded to LOTW. I'm still working on QSO fills.
I'll be on from our anchorage while we're here over the next month.
But although we're close to shore, operating from the ship does not carry
DXCC credit, so I'll take the gear ashore and operate as ND9M/KH0 as it's
been several years since anyone's been on satellite from the island."
KH6, HAWAII (Update/Special Event). Several Hawaiian Amateur Radio operators
will activate the special event station K6K to celebrate "King Kamehameha
the Great and Hawaii's Rich History" on June 11th, between 06:00am HST -
(1600z) until 10:00pm HST (0600Z). Excerpts from a press release by Michael,
KH6ML, states [edited]: Amateur Radio Operators will activate special-event
station K6K to celebrate King Kamehameha the Great and Hawai'i's rich
history. K6K special event station will give HAMS a chance to add Hawaii
to their logs to earn WAS or DCXX awards.
Successful radio contacts are eligible to receive a special and inscribed
a certificate bearing the full-color rendition of K6K: King Kamehameha
After hearing about the cancellation of all King Kamehameha Celebration
parade events statewide, Michael Miller - KH6ML , a community emergency
coordinator, spoke with amateur radio operators and a few people with the
Commission to see if there was a level of interest to make the event happen.
This station is authorized by the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission
as an official event.
The Kamehameha Day Holiday was proclaimed by King Kamehameha I's grand-
son, Lot Kapuaiwa - King Kamehameha V, in 1871, followed by an inaugural
celebration of events on June 11, 1872. Years later, in 1939, the Com-
mission was formed under the Hawai'i Territorial Legislature.
TO VIEW A SHORT CLIP OF 2020 lei draping and short history, see:
* This is not a contest. The idea is to allow as many operators as
possible to reach the contact station operators and learn about King
Kamehameha the Great and why he is celebrated in Hawai'i.
* All radio operators must operate their stations strictly in accordance
with their countries' or FCC regulations. Any authorized amateur radio
frequency may be used.
* Stations should listen for K6K calling "CQ K6K"
* The main modes will be SSB, FM, FT-8, and Winlink. Other Modes may
* QSLS: eQSLs are available via LoTW. NO Paper QSLs.
* CERTIFICATES: Are self-printed (by you) for contacts with our Special
Event Station. If you contact our Special Event Station, look up your
callsign on the following link and print your own certificate: (Link
to follow). Please allow 30 days for all logs to be processed.
For more info see: https://sites.google.com/view/k6khawaii
OL57, CZECH REPUBLIC (Special Event/Contest). Olda, OK1YM, will be active
with the special callsign OL57ZW during CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th)
as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. The special callsign OL57ZW is
dedicated in memory and honoring Zdeno, OK2ZW (ex.OK2PZW), who unexpectedly
became a Silent Key (SK) on January 4th, 2021, at the age of only 57 years.
Olsa will be send all QSL cards automatically via the Bureau.
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.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (May 17-23rd).......
May/17th BN May/20th LN May/22nd LN
May 18th LN May/21st LN May/23rd LN
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) (May 16th)
and various sources provided by OPDX
3W3B via E21EIC EV5SL via EW1BBA OE100CEN via OE4CEN
4L1MA via ON4RU G8A via G3XSV OR21WARD via ON9TT
4X/OM2IB via OM2IB GB5LIB via GU8ITE PA50AGCW via PA3HEN
5C1AR via RW6HS (d) GS8VL via M0OXO (O/L) R2AA via RW3RN
5P6MJ via OZ6MJ HF60KAO via SP9KAO RP76MVI via RA9AEA
5W1SA via JA1DXA (d/L) HG0WFF via HA0HW RP76S via R3LC
8N9OLP via (JA-B) HI8K via W2CCW RP76T via R2PT
8S5A/MM via SM5NAS HL41GDM via HL4CCM RW0A via RA0ALM
A60WTIS via EA7FTR HZ1WTIS via (L) SE5E via SM5AJV
A91WTIS via EC6DX IB2AS via I2MYF SN1921PS via SP9KDU
AN5ITU via EB5R IO2LXV via I2MYF SN50AGCW via SP1EG
AN5OKW via EA5WO IQ0NU via 9A5URI (B) SN7Q via SP7GIQ
AO7EU via EA3RKF IQ0NU via IS0FFD (d) SO1921PS via SP9KJM
BW/G4TDS via G4TDS IQ0PH via 9A5URI SP1921PS via SP9PNB
C6AFP via N4JQQ IQ8BV via IK8YFU TC1919ATA via TA6P
CN65FAR via RW6HS IQ9QV via E7URI TM0BEE via F6KUQ & (e)
CR5O via CT7AJL & (L) J73ESL via EA5GL TM25TL via F5KMY
CT7/PA3GCU via PA3GCU KL7SB via N4GNR (d) UN9LW via DL8KAC (d)
D44PM via IZ4DPV & (L) L21RCA via LU4AA VK4/VK6SJ via EB7DX
DK0IBF via DK1BH LS2D via EC6DX VK6SJ/4 via EB7DX
DR50AGCW via DL1DXL LZ100VARNA via LZ2VP YI3WHR via IK2DUW
DR60SZL via DJ9PH LZ1340B via LZ3SM (O) ZC4GR via EB7DX
DT8A via DS5TOS M7V via M0VAA ZF1EJ via K6AM
EF0F via EA4URE & (L) NL8F via N7RO & (L) ZL7DX via M0OXO
ER0ITU via (L) OD5KU via EB7DX ZM2B via ZL2BR & (L)
ET3AA via N2OO OD5PY via KU9C
(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
MAY 7TH PIRATE. Activity by ZC4A on this date on 20 meters was a PIRATE!!!
The real ZC4A has not been active since January 2020.
MAY 8TH PIRATE. Activity by PJ2ND on this date around/between 2110
and 2141z was a PIRATE!!!! Save your money......
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5I4ZZ, 5I5TT, 7Z1WW, 9A10FF, DT8A, EA8AT, IF9A,
PY2BRA, RI0Q (AS-152), TR8IG and UA3KW
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4K1AZI, 6O1OO, 8Q7MS, EX8MLE, FR4NT, HH2AA,
HK3JJB, HL2VA, J28PJ, OD5ZZ, PZ5RA, R207RRC, RI0Q (AS-152), TG9AMD,
TI7W, TT8SN, TZ1CE, TZ4AN, VK9CE, VR2BLEE (AS-006), XV1X, YI9WS 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....
SV9, CRETE. Peter, DD1GG, is now active as SV9/DD1GG from Crete (EU-015)
until May 24th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using SSB
and FT8. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
TY, BENIN (Update). Ian, ZS6JSI, who has been active recently as ZS6JSI/TY
from Parakou about 400km north from capital city, is now signing TY5AB. He
has been there since late January and is expected to be there until June.
Activity is limited to his free time. Watch for him on 80/40/20 meters
using SSB and FT8. Equipment is an ICOM IC-718 transceiver with 100 watts
into a ZS6BKW directional antenna pointed towards Europe and Africa and
a Trap dipole directional towards the Americas. QSL via EC6DX or LoTW.
VI50, AUSTRALIA (Special Event). Members of the St. George Amateur Radio
Society (SGARS) are now active as VI50SG to commemorate their 50th anni-
versary as a club and will be on the air until December 31st. QSL via the
Bureau, direct, or eQSL. Watch the Web page for operating details at:
VIRTUAL CONTEST SUPER SUITE. Tim, K3LR, reports the following on May 12th
[edited]: All are invited to the Virtual Contest Super Suite hosted by
Val, NV9L. It is free! Starting at 7:59 PM on Wednesday May 19, 2021
(2359 Zulu). Many breakout rooms - lots of virtual fun at the Super Suite
The link you click on to get access to the Suite is here:
Don't forget to register for Contest University and Hamvention Forums! They
are free! (ed. See OPDX.1514 for details. Contest University 2021 on
May 20th, 2021, and for 2021 Hamvention Forums on May 21st, 2021.)
Hope to see you at the Virtual Contest Super Suite - bring your own pizza!
73, Tim K3LR