The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1526
August 9 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, W4FC, W4FDT,
WC6DX, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W8KL, N0AX, 4X1VF, DL1SBF, DL7UXG
& The DX News Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX,
HB9DAQ, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK1QBT, International DX Press,
Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO and VK6CQ for the following DX information.
"Celebrating 30+ years (March 1991) of FREE DX News"
"Could this be the final year???"
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 1st/August, through Sunday, 8th/August there were 207
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A,
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, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, E7,
EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, 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,
HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, 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, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST,
SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TY, TZ, UA, UA2,
UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP6, VP8, VP9, VR,
VU, XE, XW, YA, 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".
3Y BOUVET NEWS (Intrepid-DX Group, Press Release). The following was
sent out by Paul, N6PSE, on August 3rd [edited]: Dear Global DX-Community,
On June 18th, we announced that we were continuing to seek new trans-
portation to Bouvet in support of our Bouvet 2023 project. At the same
time, we have refunded all donations as there was a high degree of uncer-
tainty that we could move forward.
We are pleased to announce that we have found a suitable/affordable
vessel willing to take us to Bouvet. We are negotiating the terms of
that charter contract now.
We have submitted a new application to the Norwegian Polar Institute.
We have revised the Leadership of our team as follows:
* David Jorgensen-WD5COV Co-Leader, Operations, Antennas.
* Kevin Rowett-K6TD Co-Leader, Systems/Networks, Procurement, Logistics
* Paul Ewing-N6PSE Co-Leader, Planning, Public Relations, Tents, Logistics.
Together, this leadership team will assemble 12 operators to make this
vision a reality.
We are revising our website and soon, we will begin fund-raising for
this renewed effort.
We are extremely grateful for all our past Sponsors and Donors and we
hope that you can support this renewed effort.
The Bouvet 2023 Team
PLEASE TAKE NOTE (FROM EDITOR): The Administrator has changed the name of
the FaceBook group page to "3Y0J Bouvet 2023" to "Bouvet 2023 DXpedition".
Also, read ARRL Web page and ARRL Letter date August 5th:
6E0, MEXICO (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club Queretaro will be
active using the special callsign 6E0CC to commemorate the 200th anniversary
of the Consummated Independence from Spain until September 30th. QSL via
XE1EE, direct or LoTW.
6E0, MEXICO (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club Queretaro will be
active using the special callsign 6E0D to commemorate the 500th anniversary
of the fall of Tenochtitlan until August 31st. QSL via XE1EE, direct or LoTW.
9X, RWANDA (Update). 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, Slava/4Z5MU 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.
A3, TONGA. Masa, JA0RQV, will once again be active as A35JP from Tongatapu
Island (OC-049) between late August and October 31st (early November). He
is currently under a 21-day quarantine in a hotel in Nuku'alofa. He will
then will move to a seaside cottage and put up antennas. Activity will be
on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. Equipment is an IC-7300 w/100W into
a Vertical antenna. QSL via LoTW and ClubLog, or direct w/2 USDs or by
the Bureau via his home callsign JA0RQV. He states, "If you need paper
QSL, please be patient to receive it because I will be able to issue paper
QSL after I return to Japan in November 2021. Please do not send SASE to
my home address." He also mentions, "During the period, if possible, I will
try to activate some outer islands again such as Niuatoputapu (OC-191),
Niuafo'ou (OC-123), Vava'u (OC-064) and Ha'apai (OC-169). Details will be
announced once decided." For more details and updates, visit his QRZ.com
or his Blog page at: http://blog.goo.ne.jp/rqv
A91, BAHRAIN (Special Event). The Ministry of Youth & Sport Affairs, in
cooperation with Bahrain Amateur Radio Society (BARS) will participate
in the International Youth Day. Look for special event station A91IYD to
be active until August 12th. QSL via EC6DX.
AM, SPAIN (Special Event). Members of the URE Burgos are now active with
the special callsign AM1CCB to mark the 800th anniversary of the Burgos
Cathedral of the laying of its first stone. In 1984, the Cathedral was
declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Activity actually started on July
20th, but will last until August 18th. Operators mentioned are EA1FE,
EA1BHB, EA1GLY, EA1JAI, EA1EC, EA1XY, EA1FGJ, EA1IUM and EA1ARW. QSL via
LoTW, by the Bureau, eQSL or direct to: UREBU, P.O. Box: 444, 09080 Burgos,
BX30, TAIWAN (Special Event). Kenichi "Ken", JP1RIW (BW2/JP1RIW, BM2JCC),
and possibly others will be active as BX30ARL from New Taipei City (WW
Loc. PL05RB) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Chinese Taipei
Amateur Radio League until the end of the year. Activity will be on 40-6
meters. Ken operates mainly on the Digital modes on weekends. QSL via
D4, CAPE VERDE. Paco, EA7KNT, will be active as EA7KNT/D4 or D4ASL from
Sal Island (AF-086) in Cape Verde between August 23rd and September 5th.
DK80, GERMANY (Special Event). Members of the Hoyerswerda club station
will be active with the special callsign DK80ZUSE until October 31st.
Activity is to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Konrad Zuse (1910-1995),
a German civil engineer, pioneering computer scientist, inventor and
businessman that constructed the Z3-computer in 1941. QSL via by the
Bureau, LoTW, Clublog, eQSL or direct to DL5DSM.
EM90, UKRAINE (Special Event). Look for special event stations EM90IFA,
EM90QFA and EM90BFA to be active to celebrate the 90th birthday of Yakov
(Jacob) S. Lapovok, UA1FA/SK. Activity will be between August 9-16th.
Jacob (UA1FA/SK) was an outstanding radio amateur, famous Soviet-era
HAM-radio designer and one of the founders of the Union of Radio Amateurs
of Russia, SRR.
EM90?FA operators are: UY5AX, UR7AL, UR5AB, UT4AA, UT1AN and UY5AB.
EM90BFA and EM90IFA operators are: NOT LISTED....
EM90QFA operators are: UT1QN, UT1QQ, UT2QQ, UW3QB, UR3QGJ, UR3QTN,
UV3QF, UR4QW, UR4QFP, UT4QK, UR4QRC, US4QQ, UT5PI, US5QGL,
UY5QR, US5QVO, UR5QMP, UR5QRB, UR5QBB, UY5QZ, UR6QS, UR6QV,
UR7QAG, UR7QR, UX7QV, UR8QV and UR6QW.
A special electronic award is available as well as "Jacob Lapovok
90" plaque. Details can be found on the following Web pages:
QSL info for EM90BFA and EM90IFA was not listed so listen for details.
The QSLs for EM90?FA, EM90QFA and the majority of the stations listed
below will be receive through your local QSL-Bureau, and there is no
need to request or send your QSL-card. Upon completion of activity, all
QSL-cards will be generated according to the log and dispatched to the
bureau of your country. If you prefer to receive your card directly,
then mail it (with S.A.S.E.) to RN3RQ: Jack Yatskiv, P.O. Box 88,
Moscow 119311 RUSSIA.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be other stations active between August 9-16th
for this celebration from other countries. Here are some that were
listed on QRZ.com:
4U1A -- Activity from Vienna, United Nations; No other details
4X90FA -- Activity from Israel. Operators are: 4Z4KX, 4X1IM, 4X1MM,
4X6DK, 4Z5JJ, 4Z5LY, 4Z5PN, 4Z5ML, 4Z5MU, 4X5JR, 4X5MT,
4X5MZ and 4X1VF. QSL info is the same as above for EM90QFA.
EA8/N2TA -- Activity from Canary Islands; Operator is Anton, EA8DIG.
QSL info is the same as above for EM90QFA.
ER90FA -- Activity from the Republic of Moldova. Operators are: ER1BF,
ER1CS, ER1OO, ER1PB, ER1FF, ER1JA, ER1MAX, ER1MM, ER1TAW,
ER2OW, ER3AC, ER3CR, ER3DX, ER3OO and ER5LL. QSL info is
the same as above for EM90QFA.
ES90FA -- Activity from Estonia; QSL via RN3RQ; No other details
EV90FA -- Activity from Belarus. Operators are: EW2A, EW1P, EW1I,
EW2CC, EW8OM, EW2CU/p, EW1D, EU4BIC, EW8OO, EU7AG, EU8RO,
EW1OK, EW7B, EW8BQ, EU7F, EW7DK, EW3EU and EW3AE. QSL info
is the same as above for EM90QFA.
RM90FA -- Activity from European Russia. Operators are: UA6LCT, RM6LA,
RY6M, RQ6M, RO7N, RG7M, R6MM, RN6L, UB6LDB, RC7LX and R6NW.
QSL info is the same as above for EM90QFA.
RZ90FA -- Activity from European Russia. Operators are: RW3DD, RW3DY,
R5AE, UA3AGW, UA3FQ, RA3FY, R2DX and RL2D. QSL info is the
same as above for EM90QFA.
UN90FA -- Activity from Kazakhstan. Operators are: UN1FZZ, UN9FWW,
UN1F, UN7FW, UN7FGG, UN7FGZ and UN9FF. QSL info is the same
as above for EM90QFA.
UT/N2TA -- Activity from Ukraine. Operators are UX0FF and US5FFF. QSL
via RN3RQ; No other details were provided.
VK5/N2TA -- Activity from Australia; QSL via RN3RQ; No other details
W0L -- Activity will be between August 9-16th. Operators from
United States are: NT2X, NA3M, N3SY, K2PAL, WB2DHY, W3UA,
K2BB, NC2Y. QSL info is the same as above for EM90QFA.
*** Also, check out the stations listed below under "ASIATIC AND
EX, KYRGYZSTAN. Andrea, HB9DUR, is once again active as EX0DX from
Bishkek. The length of his stay is not known at this time. Activity
will be limited (as time permits) on various HF bands. QSL via his home
callsign, LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS or eQSL.
HB60, SWITZERLAND (Special Event - Activation HB60ANT in commemoration
of 60 years of the Antarctic Treaty). Peter, HB9DAQ, Project Manager
of HB60ANT Activation, informs OPDX that a small group of Enthusiastic
USKA members (Union of Swiss Shortwave Radio Amateurs) will put the
special callsign HB60ANT on the airwaves beginning in mid-August through
December 31st, 2021, in support and reminder that this Antarctic Treaty
will be preserved. The initial activators are: HB9BXE, HB9DAQ, HB9DAX,
HB9DQL, HB9LCW and HB9TNW. The activation was only possible thanks to
the support of the "Radio Amateur Club Swissair, HB9VC", and their
president, HB9JOE, who provided the special callsign. More information
can be found on the soon to be activated website on QRZ.com. Don't
hesitate to ask your questions via (firstname.lastname@example.org).
HK0, SAN ANDREA ISLAND. Pedro, HK3JJH (HK3X), is currently active as
HK0/HK3X from San Andres Island (NA-033). The length of his stay is
unknown. Activity has been mainly 20 meters on FT8 (F/H). QSL via JH1AJT.
HL, SOUTH KOREA (Special Event). Members of the Korean Amateur Radio
League (KARL) Chungbuk HQ have activated special event station HL76V to
celebrate 76th anniversary of South Korea's Liberation (national holiday
on August 15th). Activity will last until August 31st. QSL via the Bureau.
IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between August 2-7th (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
------ ---------- ------------- ------------
AF-004 EA8JK CANARY 20m; FT8
AF-013 5R8AL MADAGASCAR 20m; CW
AF-019 IG9ITO PELAGIE 20m; SSB
AF-022 ZD7FT ST HELENA 17m; SSB
AS-007 JH3NGD HONSHU 40m; SSB
AS-007 JR7TKG HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-018 R0/M0MSV SAKHALIN 20m; SSB
AS-018 RZ3EC/0 SAKHALIN 20m; SSB
AS-019 9V1ZV SINGAPORE 20m; FT8
AS-025 RI0FF Iturup 17/15m; FT8
AS-066 R0MR/P FURUGELMA 20m; CW
AS-066 R3BY/0 FURUGELMA 40/30m; CW
AS-066 R3RRC/0 FURUGELMA 20/17m; CW/SSB
AS-100 4X100AI Akhziv 80/40/20/17m; SSB/FT8
AS-206 JR7AMZ JR7AMZ 30m; FT8
EU-004 EA6/EA3HSO BALEARIC 20m; CW
EU-004 EA6NB BALEARIC 40m; CW
EU-004 EC6FK BALEARIC 20m; SSB
EU-005 GB0DMC GREAT BRITAIN 40m; FT8
EU-005 GB3RS GREAT BRITAIN 10m; FT8
EU-005 M0BEW GREAT BRITAIN 17m; SSB
EU-005 M0WMS/P GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-009 GM8OFQ ORKNEY 40m; SSB
EU-015 SV9ANK CRETE 20m; SSB
EU-015 SV9BMG CRETE 20m; FT8
EU-016 9A4W DALMATIA SOUTH 20m; CW
EU-017 IW4EBS/ID9 SALINA 20m; SSB
EU-020 SM1IRS GOTLAND COUNTY 20m; CW
EU-024 IS0IRB SARDINIA 15m; FT8
EU-029 OV1CDX SJAELLAND 17m; CW
EU-030 OZ1NKS/P BORNHOLM 40/20m; SSB
EU-032 F6BFH POITOU-CHARENTES REGION 17m; FT8
EU-034 ES1LL/0 HIIUMAA/SAAREMAA/LAANEMAA COUNTY 40/20/17m; SSB
EU-034 ES4AW/0 HIIUMAA/SAAREMAA/LAANEMAA COUNTY 20m; FT8
EU-049 SV8DCW NORTH AEGEAN 30m; FT8
EU-052 SV8/PH9HB IPEIROS/DYTIKI ELLAS REGION 20m; SSB
EU-054 IF9A Favignana 20m; CW
EU-088 OZ1IVA/P KATTEGAT 40/20m; CW
EU-101 OH6/DL2VFR LANSI-SUOMI (VAASA) PROVINCE 30m; CW
EU-115 EI4L IRELAND 20m; SSB
EU-115 GI0LDI IRELAND 20m; SSB
EU-116 MD0CCE Isle of Man 20m; FT8
EU-131 IK3PQH/P VENETO REGION 40/20m; SSB
EU-147 RA3AV/P Parusnitsy 20/17/15m; CW
EU-147 RA1ZZ/P Parusnitsy 40/30/20/15m; CW/SSB
EU-162 R7AL/1 WHITE SEA COAST WEST 20/15m; CW
EU-162 RA1ALA/P Sredniye Ludy 20m; CW/SSB
NA-015 CO7FR CUBA 40m; CW
NA-016 ZF2PG CAYMAN 20m; SSB
NA-018 OX3AH GREENLAND 20m; SSB
NA-018 OX3HI GREENLAND 17m; FT8
NA-022 VP2EIH ANGUILLA 80m; SSB
NA-033 HK0/HK3X SAN ANDRES 40m; FT8
NA-047 VY0IQ NUNAVUT 20m; SSB
NA-069 W4AC FLORIDA STATE SOUTH WEST 20m; SSB
NA-097 6Y5SJ JAMAICA 20m; SSB
NA-099 KP4RK PUERTO RICO 20m; SSB
NA-101 J72IMS DOMINICA 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK1TX Australia 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK3ACT Australia 40m; FT8
OC-001 VK3CWB Australia 17m; CW
OC-001 VK4CC Australia 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK6UG Australia 20m; SSB
OC-013 E51BQ Rarotonga 20m; FT8
OC-013 E51JD Rarotonga 20m; SSB
OC-016 3D2MP VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 20m; SSB
OC-016 3D2USU VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 20/17m; SSB/FT8
OC-021 YB0IBM JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-021 YB0MZI JAVA 10m; FT8
OC-088 V85A BORNEO 20m; SSB
OC-146 YB8IBD CELEBES 20m; SSB
OC-148 YF9PBZ TIMOR 20m; FT8
SA-068 8R1AK/P GUYANA 10m; 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-018. Sergey, RA3NAN, is active as RA3NAN/0 and R0/M0MSV from Sakhalin
Island. Length of his stay is unknown. Activity was on 20m using
SSB. QSL via home callsign or via RZ3EC.
EU-024/ Gianpaolo "Gianpi", IK1TTD will be active as IM0/IK1TTD from
EU-165. Isola Cana (EU-024, IIA N012) and Isola Ruia di Porto Bran-
dinchi (EU-165, IIA N005) on August 9th and August 10th.
Activity will be on 40/20 meters using SSB. QSL via IK1TTD,
direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
EU-032. Jean Louis, F4FSY, is now active as F4FSY/p from Ile de Oleron
until August 20th. Activity will be on various HF bands using
SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, by the REF Buearu or direct.
EU-037. Florian, DF2ET, is now active as SM/DF2ET near Köpingsvik (WW
Loc. JO86iu) on Oland Island until August 14th. Activity will
be holiday style on various HF bands and the QO-100 & LEO
satellites. He might also activate JO87 grid. QSL via LoTW,
eQSL, ClubLog, and the Bureau.
EU-047. Markus, DJ4EL, will be active as DJ4EL/p from Mellum between
August 14-15th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters
using SSB. QSL via LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.
EU-052. Francesco, IK6QON, will be active as SV8/IK6QON from Lefkada
and Meganisi Islands between August 7-17th. Activity will be
holiday style on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB, with 100 watts
into a multi-band vertical. QSL via IK6QON.
EU-083. Operators Francis/ON8AZ, Patrick/ON7PQ, Tim/ON5HC and Kurt/
ON5DZ will be active as TM3U from Ile Saint Marcouf between
August 28th and September 9th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters
using CW, SSB, Digital modes and QO-100 satellite. QSL via
ON8AZ. For more details, see: https://www.eu081.be
EU-083. (Correction) 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 IU1JCZ (not IU1LCZ):
Maurizio Vignola, Via Pineta 52 fr.Cenesi, 17035 Cisano sul
Neva (SV), ITALY.
NA-137. Will, WC6DX, reports [edited]: Miguel, KC1LKO, has informed
me that he will be operating as K1M from Monhegan Island in
the State of Maine (IOTA NA-137, USI ME-019S) during August
9-21st, 2021. From a cottage, he will use as a base station
an ICOM IC7300 running 100w to vertical antennas primarily
for 20m/40m on SSB (no CW). He also plans to operate portable
while backpacking with his wife, especially from the light-
house up on the hill and by the island cliffs using a light-
weight radio, an ICOM IC705 with a mini PA50 to run 10-30w to
a Buddipole or similar antenna. Due to the low power, he may
use FT-8 if he doesn't make many SSB contacts with the portable
equipment. He is expecting to have internet at the cottage
and will spot when he gets on the air from the base station.
He has operated from Monhegan back in June and last year holiday
style. With the 1x1 callsign, he is hoping to work some island
chasers. Hint: Miguel grew up in Madrid, Spain, so calling him
in Spanish would get his attention.
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......
KH4, MIDWAY ISLAND (KH6VV/KH4 DXPEDITION Update). Ron, KH6DV, posted the
following on QRZ.com, August 2nd: The new management team is on island
and trying to catch up with things the last team didn't do. The trick
is to be on island when the albatross are gone. This year they are going
to do a rodent extermination project while the albatross are off island,
so the expedition can't be there while that is underway. I will send a
note to DX-World shortly, but now you know it first. Aloha and good DX...
KH9, WAKE ISLAND. "The Daily DX" is reporting that Stacy's, KK4WZI, trip
to Wake Island (OC-053) "is not going to happen".
KL7, ALASKA (POTA Op). DeWayne/W4FDT and Doug/N4DJR will be flying up to
Alaska on August 11th, to meet up with Jeramy/KL7EC and Eric/KL5BO for
an 800 mile interior Alaska POTA (Parks On The Air) activation. They have
a list of around 25 parks that they are going to attempt to activate.
However, the team suspects that they won't be able to activate all POTAs,
but they will be able to activate a good majority of them, and will be
focusing on those that haven't been activated before. Their callsigns
that will be used are KL7EC, KL5BO, W4FDT/KL7 and N4DJR/KL7. Operators
will be spotting themselves on the POTA spotting page at (http://pota.app),
and will be using JS8 call and WinLink E-mail to get their spots out to
the page. Operations will take place between August 13-15th. If you are
a park hunter, this will be your time to get some parks in the log that
may not ever be activated again or if you just need Alaska for your WAS,
then they are going to be available for you also.
NCJ NAQP NEWS (Recognition of Youth Entries). Ward, N0AX, reports:
With CQ WW's announcement that it will recognize Youth entrants, don't
forget the NCJ's North American QSO Parties will also recognize Youth
entries in the Single-Operator category. Beginning with this month's
NAQP CW (August 7-8th) and NAQP SSB (August 21-22nd) a Youth check box
will be added on (https://3830scores.com/) and on the NAQP log upload
app at (https://ncjweb.com/naqplogsubmit/). Operators age 25 and under
may "self-certify" when checking the box. Youth scores will be included
with the regular Single-Op scores and in their own table in the results.
This is a great way to encourage youth participation in contesting and
we hope other contests will do so, as well.
OA7, PERU. Arno, DL1CW, will be active as OA7/DL1CW from Urubamba, Peru,
between now and September 1st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters. QSL via
his home callsign, by the Bureau or LoTW.
P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will once again be active as P40W between October
18-31st. Activity will be (when time permits) on the various HF bands,
with some focus on the 30/17/12 meters and 160 meters mostly on CW (before
the contest). His activity will also include an entry in the upcoming
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL
via LoTW or N2MM. No bureau cards.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 9-15th).......
Aug/09th HN Aug/12th AN Aug/14th HN
Aug/10th BN Aug/13th AN Aug/15th 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) (August 8th)
QSL-INFO from various sources provided by OPDX
4K8FTDM via DC9RI HB9/DL8DXL/P via DL8DXL OZ8FTDM via OZ1KZX (L/e)
4O/YU0W/P via YU0W HC1KX via EA5GL PA/SQ8NOD via SQ8NOD
4O4T via YU1FW HD1O via (L) PC20SAIL via PA0RDY
4U1WB via KK4HD HZ1CY via A61BK PF21FTDMC via PH2M
4X100AI via 4X6ZM HZ1SK via IZ8CLM R0FK/P via UA9OBA
6E0D via XE1EE HZ1TT via A61BK R20RTT via RN3RC
8J2I via JA2ATE (B) HZ8FTDMC via HZ1SAR (d) R3BY/0 via R3BY
8S8S via SM5XSH & (L) ID9/IW4EBS via IW4EBS RA3NAN/0 via RZ3EC
9A302AA via 9A2AA II2FTDM via IK2EKO RT80NT via RZ5D
9A5ZTT via NX4TT (d/L) II3FTDM via IK2DUW (d) S5630B via S56B
A60CH/2 via EA7FTR II8FTDM via IK8YFU (d/L) SD1A via SM1TDE
A71AM via M0OXO IM0/I2KQE via I2KQE SN73FGP via SP7FGP
A91FTDMC via EC6DX IM0/IK3GHZ via IK3GHZ SV8/PH9HB via PH9HB (d/L)
CE2SV via N7RO IO9MMI via IT9MRM TG9ADQ via VE7BV & (L)
CN22QR via CN8QR JW/LB1RH via LB1RH TI5/N3KS via M0URX
CN22ZG via CN8ZG JW/LB8CG via LB8CG TM17FFF via F4GFE
CO6HZ via EA5ZD KP3G via EB7DX TM25KAV via F5KAV
CO8RCP via EA7FTR KP4ZZ via EB7DX TM8FTDM via F1ULQ
CP4BT v IK2DUW(d),HE9ERA(B)&(L) KT7WW/KL7 via KT7WW V31MA via M0OXO (O/L)
CX7FTDM via CX7SS (L) LR8FTDMC via F1ULQ & (L) VE9M85A via VE1EV
DB100AVUS via DO2PZ LZ363ER via LZ1KCP VP6MW via W0VTT
DK80ZUSE via DL5DSM & (L) OE/DO1BEN via DO1BEN YL3FTDM via YL3GBC
DL70GREIF via DL3KWF (N) OE21FTDMC via OE4KSF YQ6FTDMC via YO6FPW (L/e)
DP70HSC via DK9HE OH0/DL1SVA via DL1SVA & (L) YU/F5RAV via F5RAV
EP2C via EA5GL OH5/DG2SBL via DG2SBL Z3FTDMC via OE6VIE
ES1LL/0 via ES1LL OH6/DL2VFR via DL2VFR ZC4GR via EB7DX & (L)
ES1NOA/7 via OH1NOA OR3A via ON6CC ZF2PG via K8PGJ
ES4AW/0 via ES4AW OT8M via ON8WIM ZL6FTDMC via F1ULQ
GB0DMC via DJ6OI OZ/DL7CX/P via DL7CX ZY2FTDMC via PP2CS
(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
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: CE6TK, CT9/DL5YLM, FO/JI1WTF, PU1JSV, RI0FWA
(AS-025) and YB9Y (OC-276)
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 9Z4Y, RI0Q (AS-152) and Z37CXY
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3B8HA, 3D2TS, 4E8T (OC-174), 4L8A, 5B4AMX,
5U9AMO, 5V7EI, 5Z4PA, 5Z4VJ, 6V7D, 7Q7EI, 8J1RL, 9G2DX, 9H3ZY, 9H4G,
9J2LA, 9N7EI, 9U4M, A71AM, A71YY, A73A, A91HI, C44C, CN8JR, D44TWO,
D67GIA, DS3GOO, DU1UD/8 (OC-119), E72NATO, EA8DA, EA8WU, EA8ZS, EJ0DXG
(EU-006, 103, 115), EP2HAM, FS/K1ZM, H40TT (OC-065), HI2DX, HR2/NP3J,
H40TA, HL4CJG, HL4CCM, HL2CFY, J3/G0VJG, JD1BHA, KH1/KH7Z, LX1NT,
LX/PA3EVC, LX/ON9VB, LX9DX, NP4DX, OH0Z, OY3JE, OY4TN, PJ4DX, PJ4NX,
PJ7/K1XM, PJ7N, TI7W, TM1CEZ (EU-157), TO4A, T88CZ, TF/OJ0Y, V25G,
V31IT, V31MA, V55A, VI100AF, VK5KI (OC-139), VK0EK, VK100AF, VP8PJ,
VP9I, VY0ERC (NA-008), WP3C, XR0ZRC, XT2AW, XV9DF, YI9AJ, Z28MD, ZB2TT,
ZF2LC and ZS0RR
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....
R20, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Look for the following special
event stations to be active throughout the month of August: R20RTRN
(Moscow, Romantsevo), R20RTA (Krasnodar), R20RTM (Maykop), R20RTT (Tambov)
and R20RTP (Petrozavodsk). Activity is to celebrate the 20th anniversary
of the Radio Television and Radio Broadcasting Network (RTRN), which
starting on August 13th, 2001. QSL via R7AA. A special QSL and Diploma
is available. For details, see:
RG60, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Start looking for special event
station RG60ANT from Stavropol to be active to celebrate the 60th anni-
versary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty. Listen for QSL route.
AND EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Look for these special prefixes to
be active to celebrate the 90th birthday of Yakov (Jacob) S. Lapovok,
UA1FA/SK. He was an outstanding radio amateur, famous Soviet-era HAM-radio
designer and one of the founders of the Union of Radio Amateurs of Russia,
SRR. Some of the stations are in European Russia and Asiatic Russia.
Listen for QSL routes. Stations listed on QRZ.com are as follows:
Asiatic Russia -- RC90FA, RD90FA, RO90FA and RU90FA
European Russia -- RA90FA, RK90FA, RL90FA, RM90FA, RN90FA, RQ90FA, RT90FA,
RW90FA, RY90FA and RZ90FA
SILENT KEY (Prof. Wolf Harranth [1941-2021], OE1WHC/SK). DokuFunk Archive
(https://www.dokufunk.org/) reports: It is with deep sadness that we
announce that our unforgettable curator, Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC, founder
of the DokuFunk Archive, passed away on Tuesday, 03.08.2021 in Kloster-
neuburg after a short and serious illness. Wolf Harranth was an Austrian
children's book author, translator and journalist who also worked as a
radio actor as a child. The most famous role he spoke on Austrian radio
was that of "Wolferl" in "Our Radio Family". Afterwards he began to work
at the publishing house Jungbrunnen, where he not only became an editor,
but most recently also managing director. From the 1970s he was also
active in the ORF and worked for the station Radio Österreich Inter-
Wolf was also a very active radio amateur, who achieved great success
in this area, which demanded a lot from him, but also gave him the greatest
pleasures. With this hobby he came far more around the world and among the
people than anyone could ever do in the classic way.
From all these fields of activity, Wolf gathered friends around him,
who now mourn him as a human being. OE1WHC has left the production line
NOTE FROM EDITOR: For more details about Prof. Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC,
check out the above Dokufunk Web page.
SV5, DODECANESE. Mort, G2JL, is once again active as SV5/G2JL from Lipsi
Island (IOTA EU-001, GIOTA DKS-056, MIA MGD-017, WLOTA L-0766) for the
next three months. Activity will be on all bands and modes, propagation
permitting. Current operations have been on 20 meters CW. QSL via his
home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
SV5, DODECANESE. Reiner, DL2AAZ, will be active as SV5/DL2AAZ from Rhodes
(EU-001) between September 5-19th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10
meters including the QO-100 satellite using CW and SSB. QSL via DL2AAZ,
direct or by the Bureau.
TA, TURKEY. René, DL2JRM, will be TA2/DL2JRM from Turkey between August
13-16th. Activity will be mainly on CW on various HF bands, but he will
also be in the Worked All Europe DX CW Contest [WAE] (August 14-15th).
QSL via DL2JRM.
TK, CORSICA. Frans, DJ0TP, is now active as TK/DJ0TP from Linguizetta
until September 14th. QSL via LoTW and by the Bureau.
VP8, FALKLANDS (License Validity). Alan, VK6CQ (VP8PJ), reports: Anyone
residing outside the Falklands with a VP8 license issued in the past who
wishes it to remain current has until 31st August to apply for it to be
revalidated (at no cost). For full details see:
The application must be lodged by email to the Regulator at:
Note that the web page first states 31st August, then in the next par-
agraph states 13th August. This is probably a typo, but best to be on
the safe side and apply before the 13th.
VP6, PITCAIRN ISLAND. Ken, W8KL, informs OPDX that there has been some
great South Pacific openings on 17 meters. He states that Meralda, VP6MW,
was heard on 18145 kHz at 0032z with a 5x8 signal (for about an hour)
into Cuyahoga Falls, Oh. QSL via W0VTT.
Z8, SOUTH SUDAN. Diya, YI1DZ, is expected to return to Juba after his
holiday on August 9th, and continues to be active as Z81D after his
inspection at his workplaces (under the UN-WFP) and antennas. Activity
will be on 80-10 meters (including 60m) using SSB and FT8. No CW. If
the space conditions allow it, Diya will make a 160m antenna. QSL via
OM3JW. All QSOs will be uploaded to QRZ.com, ClubLog, eQSL and LoTW.
ZA, ALBANIA. Janos, HA7NB, will be active as ZA/HA7NB/P between August
7-15th. Activity will be limited because he is on vacation with family
and friends. He mentions that there are no plans for daily activation
and it will be random, but he will try to send info via the DXCluster.
Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters (depending on the propagation), using
SSB, FT4/FT8 and RTTY. Also on SHF: 2.4GHz/10GHz via QO-100 satellite.
Janos states, "If I have the opportunity, I would like to activate two
WFF districts as well; ZAFF-0017 Rrushkull JN91RK or ZAFF-0004 Divjake-
Karavasta JN90RW. His equipment is listed on QRZ.com. QSL only via eQSL
and LoTW (after he returns home and uploads his log).
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Pete, K8PGJ, will be active as ZF2PG from the Sunny
Isle of Grand Cayman (NA-016) between August 15-21st. Activity will be
on 160-10 meters. This includes being an entry in the upcoming North
American SSB QSO Party (1800 UTC, August 21st to 0600 UTC, August 22nd).
QSL via LoTW.