The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1521
June 28, 2021
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent from Strongsville, Ohio
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......
J2, DJIBOUTI (Update). Jeje, F8FKJ, will be active as J20EE from Djibouti
City (WW Loc. LK11NN ) sometime during June-July (no specific dates
announced yet). He informs OPDX that his activity will be on 20/18 meters
using CW, SSB and FT8. Jeje states that he will "take a very small station
that I can put it in my backpack." Equipment is a FT450d w/100w into
antennas loop 21m (he is looking for a better antenna and more band).
Updated QSL info is via F4DXW direct only. Watch QRZ.com for updates.
JW, SVALBARD. Tom, OH6VDA/LA6VDA, will once again be active as JW6VDA
from the JW5E club station (http://jw5e.com/) in Longyearbyen (JQ78tf)
on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026) between October 12th and November 1st.
Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands using SSB and FT8/FT4.
QSL via LoTW, eQSL, ClubLog's OQRS or QRZ.com log. Bureau cards via LA6VDA.
KH7, HAWAII. Jim, N6TJ, will be active as KH7M from the Pu'u O'o Radio
Club station during the CQWW DX SSB (October 30-31st) and CQWW DX CW
(November 27-28th) Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry.
QSL via LoTW or direct to either I0MWI (world-wide) or KH6ZM (stateside).
MDXC PRESENTATION AVAILABLE ONLINE. Bob Urban, W9EWZ, President of the
Madison DX Club, sent out the following announcement: For those who might
have missed the excellent presentation (on June 8th), "Modes of Propagation
on 6 Meters," by Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, the complete program video is
now available on the Madison DX Club's YouTube channel at:
OA7, PERU. Alex, DD5ZZ, will be active as OA7/DD5ZZ from the Cusco region
in Peru between July 30th and September 17th. Activity will be on various
HF bands (40-10m) using SSB and FT8/FT4, maybe some CW, with High-Power
into wire antennas. He mentions that he "might" use the callsign OA7/5P6G
in the WAE CW/SSB (August 14-15th and September 11-12th) and the WW Digi
DX (August 28-29th) Contests. QSL via DD5ZZ, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
OJ0, MARKET REEF (Reminder). Henri, OH3JR, will once again be active as
OJ0JR from Market Reef (EU-053) between June 27th and July 4th. Activity
will be focused on 6m using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via his home callsign.
OJ0, MARKET REEF (Reminder). Pertti, OG2M, will be active as OJ0MR from
Market Reef (EU-053) between June 27th and July 4th. Activity will be
focused on 6m using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via OG2M, direct or LoTW
OZ, DENMARK. Bernd, DL9LBR, will once again be active as OZ/DL9LBR, but
this time from Blåvand between August 21-28th. Activity will be on 80/
40/20/15/10 meters using CW. QSL via the DARC Bureau.
PJ5, ST. EUSTATIUS (Update/Change). After his St. Kitts (V4) [see below]
and St. Martin (FS) operations [see above], John, W5JON/V47JA, will be
going to St. Eustatius between October 24th and November 1st, and be
active as PJ5/W5JON. His radio equipment is a Yaesu FT-891, Elecraft
KPA-500 Amplifier and dipoles. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using
SSB and FT8. ALL QSLs go to W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (June 28th-July 4th).......
Jun/28th AN Jul/01st AN Jul/03rd LN
Jun 29th LN Jul/02nd LN Jul/04th BN
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) (June 27th)
and from various sources provided by OPDX
3Z90DZC via SP5DZC ED3M via EA3RCV & (L) NP2X via KU9C (d/L)
4S7VK via DJ9ZB ED7B via EC7ZR (d/L) OD5PY via KU9C & (L)
4U0WFP via S57DX ED7N via EA7KHB & (L) OD5ZF via IZ8CLM
5B4AHL via M0URX ED8S via EA8DFB OL50DJ via OK6DJ (O/L)
5P6G via DD5ZZ EE5T via EA5URT (d/L) OL70DG via OK1DG
5R8AL via G3SWH EE7P via EA7ATX & (L) P40P via W5AJ
5T5PA via PA5X EF0F via EA4URE & (L) PI4COM via PA1AW & (L)
5Z4VJ via M0URX (O/L) EG5HSJ via EA5RKB R115MUSA via RA4R
7D9BA via EA7FTR EN30UKR via UT4ULP R21EURO via R1II
7X2GK via IK2DUW G4RCG via M0OXO (O/L) R24NEW via UA6MF
7X2TT via EA5GL G8T via GW4SHF S5030XX via S50XX
8J3ME via JM3XHD HB0/HB9CEV/P via HB9CEV S5330X via S53X
8S8S via SM5XSH & (L) HH2JR via W3HNK S5930AA via S59AA (d)
9A10FF via 9A2MF IA5/IK6QON via IK6QON SN7L via SP7PGK
9G5FI via DL1RTL IB1DCI via IK1GPG T6AA via S53R
9V1KB via EA5GL & (L) IG9/IK5RUN via IK5RUN TK/F4INL via F4INL
A25SL via N4GNR IL7/IZ5IUY via IZ5IUY TM84TDF via F5KPO
DF0GDX via DL6DH J20EE via F4DXW TN/PD0LK via PIRATE
DL/PC2L/P via PC2L J73ESL via EA5GL UE90AS via RZ9UF
DP70HSC via DARC (B) JW7QIA via LA7QIA VE2CSI via M0URX & (L)
DR60ANT via DL7VFR KL7FBI via KB4DMQ XT2AW via M0OXO
DU3LA via W3HNK L21RCA via LU4AA Z81S via IT9YVO
EA6/EI6DX via RA3R & (L) LX/PA1CM via PA1CM ZA/Z35M/P via Z35M
(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......
M0OXO AND M0URX QSL BUREAU SERVICE CHANGE. Both QSL Managers Charles/
M0OXO and Tim/M0URX have posted (on June 18th) Bureau polices changes
to their respective Web sites that would introduce a $0.30c charge on
Bureau cards on the OQRS service to help alleviate losses in their
future Bureau mailings. To read their postings, go to their Web pages
NEW QSL ROUTE. Pedro, EA5GL, announced that he is now the new QSL
Manager for Rajitha, 4S6RSP, from Sri Lanka. (LoTW, QRZ, eQSL, ClubLog
"SLIM PICK-INS THIS WEEK!!!!"
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3A/IW1RBI and HL5FEI
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4A2L (NA-135), 5T5PA, 5Z4VJ, 6F3A (NA-153),
7Q7RU, 9J2BO, A42K, BA3AX/2 (AS-151), CP6UA, D73A, ES2TT/8 (EU-178),
ET3AA, FM5DN, FR4OM, GD0TEP, HS0YNM/p (AS-107), JO1CRA/7 (AS-206),
JX2US, MS0INT, RI0Q (AS-152), RP76ON, RW2F, ST2NH, TI7W, TZ4AM, UA1ATD/P
(EU-133), VK0PD, VP2EIH, VP8LP, WW6RG/KH9, XU7AKU, YS1RS and ZF9CW
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3D2EU (Rotuma), A35EU, CT9/LZ2JE, CR2X,
E51NPQ (North Cook), FT5ZM, HU1DL, J68GU, JA2ODB, JN2AMD, OM2VL, PJ4P,
T30GC, TX7EU (Marquesas), TX7G (Marquesas), VK9WA, XL3A and XR0ZRC.
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....
RG60, RUSSIA (Special Event). Look for special event station RG60ANT
to be active between July 1st and December 31st, to celebrate the 60th
anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS). Listen for QSL info.
S5530, SLOVENIA (Special Event). Ziga, S55KZ, will be active as S5530KZ
between June 26th and December 31st, to celebrate 30 years of independence
of the Republic of Slovenia. QSL via the Bureau or LoTW. Also, Look for
Milos, S54G, to be active as S5430G. QSL via S54G. ADDED NOTE (Reminder):
Slovenian Amateur Radio Union will celebrate the country's 30 years of
Independence by issuing a special award. It will be eligible to all
amateur radio enthusiasts all over the World. For this event only, start-
ing June 26th, 0000z and until December 31st, 2021, 2359z, the Slovenian
amateur radio stations can use special callsigns with an added number
"30" into the suffix. For example: S50ZZ will be S5030ZZ, S51A will be
S5130A, S57XXX will be S5730XXX etc..... For more details, see:
TM60, FRANCE (Special Event). Look for Frank, F8DVD, to activate special
event station TM60ANT to be active between November 16-30th, to celebrate
the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS). QSL via F8DVD,
direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
V4, ST. KITTS. John, W5JON, has announced he will once again be active
as V47JA from his Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, West Indies vacation home,
located 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, between October 4-18th. Activity
will be on 160-6 meters using SSB and FT8. Equipment is a Yaesu FT1000MP,
FT450D and an Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. John states his antennas are a
Mosley Mini32A 10/15/20m, 33' Vertical 10-40m, 35' Top Loaded 80m Vertical,
160m Vertical and 6m 5 element Yagi. ALL QSLs go to W5JON direct or via
LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs. ADDED NOTE: John will also make a side trip to Saint
Eustatius Island (PJ5) and Saint Martin Island (FS) [See FS and PJ5 above].
VE3, CANADA (Special Event). Bill, VE3ES, is now active as VE3VACCINE
from Windsor, ON, until July 15th. Activity is to to encourage people
to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus during the SARS-CoV-2 pan-
demic. Operations have been on 30/20/10/6 meters using SSB and FT8/FT4.
QSL via VE3ES.
ZD7, ST. HELENA (Update). Gerry, G3WIP (VK0GB, VK4BGL, VP8DPD), has now
received his callsign and will be active as ZD7GB from the main village
of Jamestown on St. Helena Island (AF-022). He is there working as a
doctor on the island from June 22nd through September 6th. Activity will
be during his free/spare time on 40-10 meters using SSB and FT8/FT4.
Gerry also brought his QO-100 satellite gear with him. His equipment is
a FT857 and Atlas-210. Antennas are a vertical that tunes on 20 meter as
well as a longwire. QSL details are not figured out yet.