The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1525
August 2 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, WA1FCN, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, W4VQ,
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News Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, EA4NF, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX,
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& ISWL, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, VK5GR, VK6CQ, and ZL1AAO for
the following DX information.
"Celebrating 30+ years (March 1991) of FREE DX News"
"Could this be the final year???"..Tick..Tick..Tick..Tick
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 25th/July, through Sunday, 1st/August there were 209
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G,
9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE,
CE0Y, 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, ET, 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, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, KH2,
KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON,
OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM,
SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TU, TY, TZ,
UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP8, VP9,
VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6,
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".
5E/CN22, MOROCCO (Special Event). Look for some Moroccan operators to
use the special prefixes "CN22" until August 8th, and "5E" between August
20-29th, for the celebration of the 22nd anniversary of the enthronement
of "His Majesty the King of Morocco Mohammed VI." The following stations
have been metioned on QRZ.com:
5E8CE via CN8CE CN22PG via EA7FTR
CN22ATM via CN8ATM (d) CN22QR via (B)
CN22CE via CN8CE CN22SG via EA7FTR
CN22NIL via RW6HS CN22ZG via CN8ZG
CN22PA via CN8PA
5V, TOGO. A few sources are reporting that Andy, KB9IJI, will be active
as 5VJA (callsign correct) as of August through June 2023. Activity will
be with a FT-818ND, IC-735, into a MP-1 Super Antenna and homemade 40m
5X, UGANDA. Paolo "Paul", IZ3QFD, has once again returned to be active
as 5X4E from Moroto, Uganda. Paolo works as a volunteer at St. Jude
Children's Care Home. The length of his stay is not known at this time.
Activity will be limited to his spare time. This past week was on 20
meters (14235 kHz, between 1800-1930z). PLEASE TAKE NOTE: One report
states Paolo does not QSL. Another report states QSL via his ARI Club
AGNO-Chiampo - IQ3CO.
9X, RWANDA. Members of the Holy Land DX Group (HDXG) will operate from
Rwanda signing 9X4X between November 24th and December 1st. Operators
mentioned are Mark/4Z4KX, Hilik/4X6YA, Ruben/4Z5FI, Ruslan/4Z5LA, Hanan/
4Z1DZ and Jan/4X1VF. They will run 3 stations on 160-10 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and FT8 (maybe SAT also). They will also participate in the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th). QSL via Ruben, 4Z5FI. Special
thanks to Harald, DF2WO, for his outstanding support.
AT8, INDIA (LH Op). Operators Ramesh/VU2LU, Sridhar/VU3GLS, Madhu/VU3NPI,
Lion/VU2JHM, Krishnakumar/VU3UNO, Girish/VU3GDS, Murthy/VU2MTT (VU2VTI),
Mahesh/VU3FDT, Srikanth/VU2SBJ and possibly many others will be active
as AT8KLH from the Kapu Light House "Kapu" (ARLHS WLOL IND-091) during
the 24th Annual International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW) between
August 21-22nd (48 hours). QSL via VU2JHM.
CT8, AZORES. Giovanni, IZ2DPX, will be active as CT8/IZ2DPX from three
different locations in the Azores Islands (AF-003) between August 14-29th.
His schedule is as follows: Terceira Island [WW Loc. HM68jr] (August
14-19th), Faial Island [WW Loc. HM68po] and São Miguel Island [WW Loc.
HM77gs] (August 19-23rd). Activity will be on various HF bands using
SSB and the Digital modes. QSL CT8/IZ2DPX via IK2DUW or ClubLog.
DEFUNCT CARIBBEAN PREFIX PROPOSED (For South Orkneys, South Shetlands,
South Georgia & South Sandwich). Alan, VK6CQ (VK0LD, VP8PJ), reports the
following: Due to an oversight in the new communications legislation
recently introduced in the Falkland Islands, the VP8 prefix no longer
applies to the former Falkland Islands Dependencies (Antarctic Peninsula,
South Shetlands, South Orkneys, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands).
This impasse has been ongoing since 2017 when the Falklands government
abruptly stopped issuing VP8 licenses to DXpeditions and other amateurs
wishing to operate from the Antarctic, South Georgia etc.
The logical solution would be to allocate new prefixes to the former
Dependencies and the strongest candidates would be VP0 for British Ant-
arctic Territory (BAT) because several nations already use 0 to indicate
an Antarctic station e.g. VK0, DP0, HF0 etc. and ZD0 for South Georgia
& South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) because it is the southernmost of Britain's
Mid Atlantic territories (the others being ZD7, ZD8 & ZD9).
Both these prefixes are available and have never been allocated before.
They are eminently suitable for these locations and are probably what
most DXers would prefer. Note that BAT and SGSSI are separate British
Overseas Territories and therefore each requires its own separate prefix.
The Falkland Islands Communications Regulator has never invited any public
consultation on this matter, nevertheless VP0 and ZD0 have been previously
suggested to him as the logical choices for these rare DX locations. Unfor-
tunately, these suggestions seem to have fallen on deaf ears.
Instead, it is now rumored that the Falklands Government is about to
revive a defunct Caribbean prefix (VP4, formerly Trinidad & Tobago) and
apply it to two separate British territories in the Antarctic by sub-
dividing the suffix e.g. VP4 Axx for SGSSI (South Georgia and South
Sandwich) and VP4 Bxx for BAT (Antarctic Peninsula, South Orkneys & South
For more details, see the various posts on https://www.openfalklands.com/
If you think that resurrecting a defunct Caribbean prefix for use in
the Antarctic and subdividing the suffix is a really bad idea and wish
to lobby for a proper solution with new prefixes to be implemented you
should contact the following Falkland Islands government officials as
soon as possible and make your sentiments known:
If the worldwide amateur radio community shouts loudly enough, we just
might get a couple of new prefixes and a satisfactory resolution to this
ongoing five year old stalemate.
DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has
been updated on ClubLog as of July 27th. The list contains 340 entities.
The following are the top 26 entities:
1. P5 DPRK (North Korea) 14. KH4 Midway Island
2. 3Y/B Bouvet Island 15. ZS8 Prince Edward & Marion Islands
3. FT5/W Crozet Island 16. PY0S Saint Peter and Paul Rocks
4. BS7H Scarborough Reef 17. PY0T Trindade & Martim Vaz Islands
5. CE0X San Felix Islands 18. KP5 Desecheo Island
6. BV9P Pratas Island 19. SV/A Mount Athos
7. KH7K Kure Island 20. VP8S South Sandwich Islands
8. KH3 Johnston Island 21. KH5 Palmyra & Jarvis Islands
9. 3Y/P Peter 1 Island 22. ZL9 New Zealand Subantarctic Islands
10. FT5/X Kerguelen Island 23. EZ Turkmenistan
11. FT/G Glorioso Island 24. FK/C Chesterfield Island
12. VK0M Macquarie Island 25. YK Syria
13. YV0 Aves Island 26. JD/M Minami Torishima
There have been no changes in the "Top 26" since we last reported
back on July 11th. The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list
(340) is available at: https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php
E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Bruce, ZL1AAO, is once again heading back to the
South Cook Islands. He is planning to activate Atiu Islad (OC-083) between
August 6-9th and Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between August 9-19th signing
as E51AAO. Activity will be holiday style mainly on 40 and 20 meters SSB.
Most likely place to find him is on the ANZA DX Net (14183 kHz at 0515z)
and will probably hang around after the net for some QSOs. His rig will
be a Yaesu FT857D with 75-100w (depending on PSU) into a SOTA beams linked
dipole. QSL via ZL1AAO, direct or by the Bureau. He is not sure about
using ClubLog yet. NO LoTW or Website. He states, "Unlikely to have
internet access from Atiu. May have occasional email via cellphone when
on Rarotonga. This is HOLIDAY first type operation so DXing takes second
EA8, CANARY ISLANDS (SAT/Grid Sq. Op). Philippe, EA4NF, will be active
as EA8/EA4NF from the Canary Islands (AF-004) between August 1-14th.
Operations will be from Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria Islands. This
will be a satellite DXpedition to activate Grid Sq. IL27, IL28 and IL38
on both FM and Linear satellites. QSL via LoTW. For updates, watch Twitter:
EM8, UKRAINE (Special Event). Dima, UT8LN, from Kharkiv, will activate
special event station EM30L to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the
Independence of Ukraine. Length of activity is not known. QSL via UR6LF.
FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA (Reminder/Update). Yann, F1SMB, will be active as
FO/F1SMB from several different islands and locations between August
2-23rd. His schedule is as followings:
August 2-6th -- Moorea (OC-046) August 15-17th -- Rangiroa (OC-066)
August 6-10th -- Tahaa (OC-067) August 17-20th -- Kaharava (OC-066)
August 10-12th -- Bora Bora (OC-067) August 20-23rd -- Tahiti (OC-046)
August 12-15th -- Tikehau (OC-066)
Yann will be using an Icom IC-705 and a Yaesu FT-817ND into a HF Kits
mini end-fed antennas. This is primarily a QRP operation that will be on
SSB and FT8 using mostly 40m (7055, 7074, 7090 kHz) and 20m (14074, 14260,
14285 kHz). QSL via F1SMB, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.
FR, REUNION. Laurent, F1UCM, reports on QRZ.com that he is leaving Mar-
tinique Island, where he was signing FM4QH a fews week ago, and is now
heading to Reunion Island. He is expected to be active as FR4UB from
FS, ST. MARTIN. Operators Gregg/W6IZT and Hal/W8HC are now active as
FS/W6IZT and FS/W8HC from Saint Martin Island (NA-105) until August 6th.
Activity will be on 60-6 meters using CW and FT8. Suggested FT8 (F/H)
frequencies are 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095, 21091, 24911 and 28081 kHz.
QSL via LoTW (preferred) or direct.
HS18, THAILAND (Special Event). Look for special event station HS18IARU
to be active through September 30th. Reason for activity is to celebrate
the 18th IARU Region 3 Conference (https://www.iarur3conf2021.org/) being
held in Bangkok between September 20-23rd. There is a lot of excitement
surrounding the opportunity of holding this innovative virtual conference
for the first time. Operators mentioned are HS1FVL, HS1JZT, HS2KWO, HS3NBR,
HS6MYW, HS8HEX, HS8NKB, HS0ONI, E20EHQ, E20MDN, E21EIC, E22UYH, E24OYI,
E25CRF, E25ETT and E29TGW. QSL via E21EIC or LoTW. QSL will automatically
be sent to all QSL Bureau.
IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between July 26-31st (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
------ ---------- ------------- ------------
AF-004 EA8DHV CANARY 20m; CW
AF-014 CT9ABV MADEIRA 30/20/17m; CW/SSB
AF-016 FR8TR REUNION 20/17m; CW
AF-018 IH9YMC Pantelleria 15m; CW
AF-019 IG9ITO PELAGIE 20m; SSB
AF-022 ZD7FT ST HELENA 17/12m; SSB
AF-022 ZD7MY ST HELENA 17/10m; FT8
AF-070 ZS6VN KARAS REGION 20m; SSB
AS-004 5B4AIX CYPRUS 20m; SSB
AS-007 JA0PI HONSHU 40m; SSB
AS-007 JA1QOW HONSHU 17m; FT8
AS-007 JA2HYD HONSHU 40m; FT8
AS-007 JH1FSB HONSHU 20m; FT4
AS-007 JH4JNG HONSHU 17m; FT8
AS-007 JI1NJC HONSHU 20m; FT4
AS-019 9V1ZV SINGAPORE 20m; FT8
AS-020 BX6ABC TAIWAN 20m; FT8
AS-025 RI0FF Iturup 30/20m; CW/FT8
AS-025 RI0FWA Iturup 40/30/20/17m; CW/FT8
AS-053 HS0ZNV MALAY PENINSULA WEST 20m; CW
AS-066 R0LGY/P Putyatin 20m; FT8
AS-066 R3RRC/0 SEA OF JAPAN COAST 15m; CW
AS-150 BG4OP Lingshan 20m; CW
EU-004 EC6PG BALEARIC 20m; CW
EU-005 2E0FMI GREAT BRITAIN 17m; SSB
EU-005 G4OWT GREAT BRITAIN 40m; FT8
EU-005 G6UT GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
EU-005 M0DXT/P GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-005 M0TPT/P GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-008 MM0UMH Inner Hebrides 30m; CW
EU-014 TK5IH CORSICA 15m; CW
EU-015 SV9RKU CRETE 17m; SSB
EU-017 ID9/IW4EBS Salina 20m; SSB
EU-021 TF2MSN ICELAND 20m; SSB
EU-024 IS0SZU SARDINIA 30m; FT8
EU-031 IC8CQF CAMPANIA REGION 10m; CW
EU-042 DK9DK/P SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN STATE NORTH WEST 20m; CW
EU-049 SY8APQ Lesvos 20m; SSB
EU-054 IF9A Favignana 20m; CW
EU-057 DA2W/P Ruegen 80/40/20/17m; CW/SSB
EU-063 JW0W Prins Karls Forland 20m; CW/FT8
EU-067 SZ200ERS KYKLADES 20m; SSB
EU-079 LB5GI MORE OG ROMSDAL COUNTY SOUTH 20m; SSB
EU-082 RA1ZZ/P BARENTS SEA COAST WEST 20m; CW
EU-090 9A/S50O Palagruza 30/20m; CW
EU-090 9A/S58MU/P Palagruza 20/17m; CW
EU-090 9A21A Palagruza 20m; CW
EU-107 TM7P PETITE 30/20/17/15m; CW/FT8
EU-111 GM3RCV MONACH 20/17m; CW/SSB
EU-115 MI0JZZ IRELAND 15m; FT8
EU-129 DK0GYB/P Usedom 40/20m; SSB
EU-131 IK3PQH/P VENETO REGION 40/20m; SSB
EU-133 RK3AW/M GULF OF FINLAND SOUTH 40/30/20/17m; CW
EU-141 LM0POMOR FINNMARK COUNTY EAST 20m; CW
EU-144 ID8A Cirella 20m; SSB
EU-147 R1MJ/P WHITE SEA COAST 20m; SSB
EU-147 RA1ZZ/P WHITE SEA COAST 20m; CW
EU-147 RA3AV/P WHITE SEA COAST 20m; CW
EU-153 R7AL/1 Kiy 20m; CW
EU-162 RA1ALA/P Volostrov 20m; SSB
EU-171 5P1KZX JYLLAND NORTH 17m; FT8
EU-174 SW8YA MAKEDONIA/THRAKI REGION 20m; CW
NA-015 CO7FR CUBA 40m; CW
NA-015 CO2VK CUBA 20m; SSB
NA-025 J88PI THE GRENADINES 20m; SSB
NA-026 KC0BRA NEW YORK STATE 20m; FT8
NA-027 VO1VK NEWFOUNDLAND 17m; SSB
NA-031 WC1N RHODE ISLAND STATE 20m; SSB
NA-065 KL7QK WASHINGTON STATE NORTH 20m; CW
NA-067 WB8YJF/4 NORTH CAROLINA STATE EAST 40/20m; CW
NA-096 HI8RD HISPANIOLA 15m; FT8
NA-099 KP4JRS PUERTO RICO 10m; FT8
NA-104 V44RR ST KITTS AND NEVIS 20m; FT4
NA-105 FS/W6IZT ST MARTIN 40m; CW
NA-106 KP2B VIRGIN 40/20m; SSB/FT8
NA-107 FM4SA MARTINIQUE 30m; FT8
NA-135 XE3BGM CAMPECHE STATE 40m;
OC-001 VK2OWD Australia 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK2SOL Australia 17m; FT8
OC-001 VK3CHI Australia 30m; FT8
OC-001 VK4KA Australia 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK4ZD Australia 40m; FT8
OC-001 VK6IR Australia 15m; SSB
OC-009 T88SS PALAU 20m; FT8
OC-013 E51JD Rarotonga 20m; SSB
OC-016 3D2AG VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 17m; FT8
OC-016 3D2USU VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 40/17m; FT8
OC-021 YB0IBM JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-021 YD1RPS JAVA 15m; FT8
OC-022 YB9FAO BALI 20m; FT8
OC-032 FK8GU NEW CALEDONIA 20m; SSB
OC-036 ZL1MRC NORTH 20m; SSB
OC-036 ZL3IO NORTH 20m; FT8
OC-038 ZL7DX CHATHAM 40m; FT8
OC-088 9M6TMT BORNEO 20m; SSB
OC-097 5W1SA SAMOA 17m; FT8
OC-143 YC4AFL SUMATRA 20m; FT8
SA-002 VP8ZMS FALKLAND 40m; FT8
SA-006 PJ4DX BONAIRE 20m; FT4
SA-011 9Z4FE TRINIDAD 17m; SSB
SA-011 9Z4Y TRINIDAD 20m; CW/SSB
** 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).
AS-014. (Canceled) Last week's operations by A44M/A43MI were canceled.
AS-018/ By the time you read this, Russian Robinsons Club operators
AS-025. will be active as RI0FF from Iturup Island (AS-025) until
August 3rd. The team will then move to Sakhali Island (AS-018)
on August 3rd, and then be active on the air between August
4-6th. Operators mentioned are Eugene/RZ3EC, Andrey/R6MG,
Sergey/M0MSV, Sergey/RX3F, Vladimir/RN3BL and Daniil/R6LGT.
QSL via ClubLog's OQRS (preferred) or RZ3EC (direct or Bureau).
For more details and updates, see: https://ri0ff.com/en
AS-100. (Canceled/Rescheduled) Last weekend's operation by 4X100AI
from Akhziv Island was canceled due to bad weather. Operators
Dov/4Z4DX, Hanan/4Z1DZ, Udi/4X6ZM, Eyal/4X1RE, Eli/4Z1NB,
Eran/4X5KE, Dan/4Z5SL, Moshe/4X1DX, Jürgen/4Z5OI, Zvika/4Z1ZV
and Zeev/4X5ZS have rescheduled their activity for August 7th,
between 0500-1500z. Operations will be on CW, SSB, FT8 and
QO100 satellite. QSL via 4X6ZM, eQSL, ClubLog and LoTW.
EU-083. Operators Mauri/IU1LCZ, Tony/IK1QBT, Mauro/IK1CJO, Claudio/
I1NVU, Joe/I1WXY and Gabriele/IK1NEG will be active as IP1X
from Gallinara Island (IIA L-018, IFFA 0285, WW Loc. JN44ca)
on September 11th. They plan to have two stations active during
the daylight hours on 40/20 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via
the ARI Bureau or direct to IU1LCZ: Maurizio Vignola, Via Pineta
52 fr.Cenesi, 17035 Cisano sul Neva (SV), ITALY.
EU-121. Members of the WestNet DX Group will be active as EJ7NET from
Gola Island (WW Loc. IO55TC) between August 21-25th. Activity
will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via EI6FR.
EU-153. Operators Anatoly/RM2P, Gleb/RM5P and Peter/RQ3P will be active
as RC3P/1 from Kiy Island between August 9-14th. Their main
activity will be on 144 MHz during the Perseid meteor shower,
but they also plan to be on the HF bands (mainly 40/20m).
QSL via RM2P. Logs will be uploaded to (https://mydx.eu/)
HamLog or LoTW. ADDED NOTE: As this was being written, DX-
WORLD.net reports that Vasily, R7AL, is active from Kiy Island
as R7AL/1 on August 1-2nd. Activity will be on 40/30 meters
using CW with 100 watts into a vertical. QSL via ClubLog's
EU-162. Mikhail, RA1ALA, is now active as RA1ALA/p from Volostrov
Island (Murmanskaya Oblast, RRA RR-02-49, RLE-053, RDA MU-20,
WW Loc. KP76EO) until August 7th. QSL via RA1ALA only direct
or use PayPal.
NA-096. (Reminder) Massimo, HB9TUZ, will be active as HI9/HB9TUZ from
Las Terransa, Dominican Republic, between August 1-30th.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters SSB. QSL only via eQSL.
OC-139. Grant, VK5GR, reports that Tony, VK5AVB, is on the air with
his new Foundation Class operator license (but expects he will
upgrade soon), and is a permanent resident of Kangaroo Island.
Tony, VK5AVB, reports on QRZ.com on July 28th: "I am the only
current operator on Kangaroo Island and just set up my station
a few days ago. There have been no permanent operators here for
at least 20 years, and the DX here is amazing with very little
QRM. I can work from the East to the West and love my DX as
I'm on a hill with a 16m tower and plenty of ocean around me."
QSL via the address on QRZ.com.
SA-046. Members of the Pernamuco Expeditionary Amateur Radio Group
will be active as ZW7I from the Santa Cruz Environmental Pro-
tection Area (WWFF PYFF-0373) on Itamaraca Island between
2100z, September 17th, and 2100z, September 19th. The team
mentioned is Fernando/PS8PL, Ronaldo/PS8RV, James/PU8ROT,
Lucas/PY7AN, Jose/PY7BC, Jean/PY7BR, Ricardo/PY7RL and Wagner/
PY7WM. Activity will be on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters using
CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via PY7WM, LoTW, eQSL and E-mail.
PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the have
decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA
operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX,
and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin......
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For August 2021). The following ISWL club callsigns will
be used throughout the month of August 2021:
GX4BJC/A - Operated by Geof, M0BAU, located in Great Sutton, Cheshire.
(IOTA EU-005, WAB-SJ37 WLOTA-1841).
GX4BJC/P - Will also be used by Geof during August.
MX1SWL/A - Has not yet been allocated for use in August, but may be
QRV during the month.
Please QSL all GX4BJC and MX1SWL callsigns via Dick, M5DIK, and NOT
the individual operator.
GB75ISWL - Operated by Herbie, G6XOU, located in Walton on the Naze,
Essex. (IOTA EU-005, WAB-TM22, WLOTA-1841). Please QSL
GB75ISWL via Herbie G6XOU.
All callsigns via the Bureau, eQSL.cc, or direct with return postage.
(No IRCs in the UK). The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club.
All QSL info is on (www.iswl.org.uk) or (www.qrzcq.com) or
or via . NO LoTW.
JW, SVALBARD. Operators Mikhail/LB8CG and Lauris/LB1RH will be active as
JW/LB8CG and JW/LB1RH from Svalbard between August 5-8th. The main purpose
for this DXpedition is to activate 3 SOTA summits (depending on weather)
on August 5th and 7th. On August 6th and 8th, they will be active from
Longyearbyen. Activity will be on 40-17 meters using CW and SSB (possibly
other bands and modes). QSL via the Bureau.
JW0W SVALBARD DXPEDITION NEWS (Wrap-Up). Kenneth, LA7GIA, posted the following
on FaceBook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/288876866220488), July 28th
[edited]: JW0W log has been uploaded to M0OXO OQRS system today as well as
ClubLog (no OQRS). Thanks to Charles for taking on this job!
The complete log will be uploaded to LoTW ASAP.
We made more than 16,000 Qs from this Arctic QTH in 4 days with 6
operators which we are satisfied with.
Signals were sometimes S9+ especially on the 20m VDA while signals
were weak from time to time on other bands, also with flutter and
difficult conditions. 40m had disappointing conditions, and 20m was
our best band as predicted. 60m the last day was excellent!
17m and also 30m showed to be good bands. 5% of QSOs were with Zone
3, and 15% with Zone 25.
We made 63% CW QSOs and 27% SSB and 10% FT8. Our antennas performed
well, but during bad wx several antennas also fell down and the team
were busy keeping the antenna farm up.
Some team members also made individual QSOs with their own callsigns
the last day JW7GIA, JW7THA and JW8OM - QSL for those callsigns via
We have received abt $1600 in donations while our budget was $16,000
due to expensive vessel cost.
Our paypal is (email@example.com) if you want to contribute to cover
some of the expenses. If you made an upfront donation, you will receive
a direct card - no need to OQRS.
Thanks for being in the pileup - we hade great fun working you!
73 JW0W team
ADDED NOTE (From Editor): If you go to their FaceBook page, there are
some great photos to be viewed.....
K4, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Members of the Alabama Contest Group
(ACG) will be active as K4A between 0000z, September 5th, 2021, and 2359z,
September 12th, 2021, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9-11. Activity
will be on various bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY/FT8).
For more details and updates, see Alabama Contest Group's Web site at:
KH9, WAKE ISLAND. Several sources are reporting that Stacy, KK4WZI, will
be active as KH9/KK4WZI from Wake Island (OC-053) in a few weeks (no
specific dates). Length of stay was not mentioned. He is going there to
work and is expected to return every 6 months. Activity will be on 40-10
meters using mostly FT8/FT4 (possibly SSB) with a Yaesu FT-891 transceiver,
Yaesu ATAS 25 antenna, and possibly vertical for 40-10m. Hopefully, more
details will be forthcoming.
MDXC PRESENTATION AVAILABLE ONLINE. A new Madison DX Club presentation
is now available online that took place during a MDXC meeting on July
13th. The presentation was by Rob Sherwood, NC0B, of Sherwood Engineering,
and was called "Transceiver Performance for the DX and Contest Operator."
The video runs approx. 1-hour 7-minutes long and can be viewed at:
Link to PDF Presentation here: http://www.madisondxclub.org/NC0B_Rig_Test.pdf
OA7, PERU (Reminder). Alex, DD5ZZ, will be active as OA7/DD5ZZ from the
Cusco region in Peru between now 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 call-
sign 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.
OY, FAROE ISLANDS. Michael, DF8AN, should be active as OY/DF8AN from
Torshavn until August 8th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW and
the Digital modes. QSL via DF8AN, by the Bureau or direct. NO LoTW.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 2-8th).......
Aug/02nd AN Aug/05th HN Aug/07th AN
Aug/03rd AN Aug/06th AN Aug/08th AN
SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
----------------- ------ -------- ------
AN - Above Normal Quiet K=0-1 0-7
HN - High Normal Unsettled K=2 8-15
LN - Low Normal Active K=3 16-29
BN - Below Normal Minor Storm K=4 30-49
DIS - Disturbed Major Storm K=5 50-99
VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9 100-400
Meanwhile, check out the following Web sites for propagation:
* VOACAP predication Web page at: http://www.voacap.com/hf
* DX.QSL.NET Propagation page: https://dx.qsl.net/propagation
* A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
* SolarHam Web page: http://www.solarham.net
* Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at:
* 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) (July 25th
and August 1st).... QSL-INFO from various sources provided by OPDX
3D2USU via 3D2USU (O/L) FK8GU via EA5GL OH0100AX via OH0A
3F200NG via HP2NG FR8TZ via F4FTV OH0JV via DL7RV
3Z0R via SP9SX FR8UA via F4FTV OH0V via OH6LI (d/L)
3Z100ZOSP via SP9PSJ FS/W6IZT via W6IZT OH1/DL2VFR via DL2VFR
3Z20NP via SP6RCG FS/W8HC via W8HC OL0W via OK1DSZ & (L)
4S6RSP via EA5GL and (L) G1A via M0NKR and (L) OL44FF via OK1VEI
4X/OM2IB via OM2IB G2L via G8ATD OP0P via ON6DP and (L)
5B/US0VA via US0VA G5O via G8SRS and (L) OP7B via ON7BJ and (L)
5E8CE via CN8CE G5Q via G3SVL OS1WFF via ON7PP (B)
5Q5W via DL5SWW GJ8A via G3XSV OV7X via DL2JRM (B)
5Z4BU via EA5GL GM5DX via MM0NDX (L) OV9M via DF9TM
7Z1AL via EC6DX GM7V via N3SL and (L) PA/ON4UP/P via ON4UP (L)
9A/DL3NCI via DL3NCI HB9/F5HTR/P via F5HTR (L/e) PA38EU via PA2TMS
9A/DL4QB via DL4QB HC6IM via EC5R PA6AA via PB7Z
9A/OM5MF via OM5MF HF100HCH via SP9ZHC PJ4/WW4LL via K4BAI
9A/S50O via S50O HF10ZPM via SP2ZCI PT88CDC via PY6TV (d)
9A/S51AC via S51AC HF23MSAS via SP3ZIR R15MAKS via UA3DJ
9A/S58MU/P via S58MU HH2JR via W3HNK R20RTRN via R7AA
9A302AA via 9A2AA HS0ZJF via ON4AFU R950A via RA9AEA
9A8TQF via HB9TQF (B) HS18IARU via E21EIC & (L) RI0FF via RZ3EC
9J2BO via EA5GL HV0A via IK0FVC RI0FWA via RZ3FW
A61Q via EA7FTR IA5/IK2MMB via IK2MMB and (L) S5030PV via S50PV
A92EE via EC6DX IB1DCI/IT9 via IK1GPG S5130TA via S51TA
AM1ASX via EA1IQM ID8A via IK8PGM SD1A via SM1TDE and (L)
AP2MS via EA5GL ID9/IW4EBS via IW4EBS SF1Z via SM0HEV and (L)
B2/BY1CY via BD1KV II3Y via M0OXO (O) SM0S via SM5BAX
BX30ARL via BM2JCC II8BEN via IQ8EB SN0RX via SP8BXL and (L)
CB3R via XQ3SK IM0/I2KQE via I2KQE SP/PY5ZHP via SP7CVW
CN22CE via CN8CE IR9K via IT9DSZ and (L) SP60VHSC via SP3LPR
CN22NIL via RW6HS IS0/IK5EKB via IK5EKB SV/SQ9MDF/P via SQ9MDF
CN22PA via CN8PA J48J via SV1PMQ and (L) SV3/SV1EBS via SV1EBS (d)
CN22PG via EA7FTR I3DST/5 via JI3DST and (L) SV5//G2JL via G2JL
CN22QR via (B) JW0W via M0OXO (O) SV5/SV1LK via SV1LK
CN22SG via EA7FTR JY4CI via K2AX SV9/OE3GEA via OE3GEA
CN22ZG via CN8ZG JY5HX via E73Y SW8YA via HA1YA
CN8LAF via EA7FTR KH6LC via (d) SX200BOH via SV2BOH
CO7FR via IK2DUW KP2B via EB7DX and (L) SX2T via SV2DSJ (d/L)
CS7/DO3HK via DO3HK & (L) L21RCA via LU4AA SX8T via SV2CLJ (d)
CT9/DL5CW via DL5CW LA/DF9PX via DF9PX SY8APQ via PY2DY
DA2W/p via DD2CW LA/DK2BJ via DK2BJ T7/DL4EA via DL4EA
DK0A via DH8IAT and (L) LA/DK2TG via DK2TG TI2VVV via EC6DX
DL/ON4UP/P via ON4UP (L) LB5SG via M0OXO TM21MAB via F5LPY and (L)
DL25GDXF via DL8DH LS8Y via IK2DUW TM21OG via F8KGH and (L)
EA6/EA3HSO via N4GNR LZ/SQ9MDF/P via SQ9MDF TM7P via F4FET
EA8/EA1IT via EA1IT LZ70HSC via LZ2JE TY5AB via EC6DX
EA8/OG60BBM via OH0XX MP5A via G3TXF (O) VK100AF via M0URX (O)
EI0IRTS via EI6AL MX4Y via MX4Y (e) VR2UNG via (L)
EJ1E via EI5KF (d/L) OC200R via OA4O W9W via N9JA
EM65QAE via UR6QS OD5KU via EB7DX XR85RG via (d)
EM7U via UR7UT OE/OK2PDT/P via OK2PDT YO/HA8BJ/P via HA8BJ (d)
EN30UKR via UT4ULP and (L) OE100BL via OE4JHW and (L) YT165TESLA via YU1MM
EP9SAD via RW6HS OE100GOA/4 via OE1GOA ZC4GR via EB7DX and (L)
EX8MCD via RW6HS (d/L) OE7TIR via DJ7AO (B)
(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......
NEW FEATURE ON CLUBLOG (Grid Square Maps): Michael, G7VJR, has announced
the following on July 24th and 27th:
24th: Hi folks -- Back in April when the satellite features of ClubLog
went live, I started planning the grid square map feature too.
This is basically aimed at VHF/UHF and satellite users, but it's
available for all QSOs: https://clublog.org/gridsquares.php
Please remember that ClubLog only started collecting locators
in April! The locators provided by ClubLog users are used to
fill in, but for best results (if have locator squares in your
ADIF file) you might like to clear, and upload in full.
Have fun! The maps are pretty!
27th: Hi folks -- A few small changes:
1) ClubLog can now read in extra grids from the VUCC_GRIDS
field, allowing more than one grid per QSO. This is to
support crossing grids (i.e. QSOs where a station is on
the exact boundary of grids).
2) Merging now works. If you upload an ADIF which contains
grids etc. then they are merged in. No need to clear your
3) Real time logging now returns "Updated" rather than "Dupe"
when updates are made to an existing QSO.
Thanks to Dave, AA6YQ, for the tip about VUCC_GRIDS and Dave,
N9FN, for his (amazing) test log which helped immeasurably
NEW QSL ROUTE. Pedro, EA5GL, announced that he is now the QSL Manager
for Muhammad Salman, AP2MS. QSL via LoTW or for a paper QSL via EA5GL.
W6JPL QSL ROUTE. QSL via Joshua M Miller, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Amateur Radio Club (JPLARC), PO BOX 842, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91012,
USA. Special event station W6JPL was active to commemorate the Apollo 15
mission's 50th anniversary this past weekend.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: C6ADX, F6BLP, G4RRA, GM2TT (EU-123), GM3RCV
(EU-111), JH4UYB, JW0W (EU-063), JW7GIA (EU-063), MM8C (EU-111), NL0H
(NA-040), PT7RF, S57AL, VE2CSI, VE3CKO and XV1X
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5W1SA, 6O1OO, 7Q7RU, 7X2AC, 9Q1C, A25RU, AF2F/W4
(NA-067), BG2AUE, C92RU, EP2HAM, FY4PU, HC2AO, OD5ET, OH0Z, PJ4KY,
R207RRC, T6AA, TO1K, TZ1CE, XV1X, YI1SAL, Z37CXY, ZD7JC and ZL7DX
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4L5O, 4L8A, 4W6VA, 6V7D, 6W/AA1AC, 7Q7WW,
7Z1JA, 9Y4/AI5P, A61C, A93JA, DU3DW (OC-042), E51BCP (OC-013), EY8MM,
FO_AI5P, FS/K1XM, FS/W9ILY, HH2/N5JR, HK1NA, HK1R, J68GD, J6/K9AW,
J73WA, K4A, KG4SS, KP2/NM2O, NE9U/KP2, OC4CW, P40L, P49Y, PJ2/N1ZZ,
PJ2/NF9V, PJ2/W9VA, PJ4A, PJ4Z, PJ4/K4BAI, PJ4/NE9U, PY0FF, PZ5W,
T47GDXC V26K, V31AT, VK9APX (LH), VK9CZ, VP5T, VP5/K0PC, VP9I, WP4L,
YN2GA, YN5Z, ZF1A, ZF2LC, ZT6T and ZW5B
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....
R950, ASIATIC RUSSIA (Special Event). Look for special event station
R950A to be active from Troitsk, Chelyabinskaya oblast, Russia, until
September 30th. Activity is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the
Troitsk Amateur Radio Club.
YB0, INDONESIA. Pri, YB0ECT, from Jakarta, will be active during the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/
High-Power entry. QSL via W2FB only!
Z6, KOSOVO. Rene, DL2JRM, will be active as Z68XX from Kosovo between
September 10-13th. Activity will be mainly on CW on various HF bands,
but he will also be in the Worked All Europe DX SSB Contest [WAE] (Sep-
tember 11-12th). QSL via DL2JRM.