The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1563
May 2 2022
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, W4VQ,
K5GS, WB6RSE, K8CX, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W8HC, K9EL, CO8ZZ, DL1SBF,
DL7AOS, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA
& Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, Pete Rayer & ISWL, PD5SS,
Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
"Celebrating 31 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, 24th-April, through Sunday, 1st-May there were 219 coun-
tries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H,
9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9,
CE, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/n, E5/s, E6, E7, EA,
EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO,
FO/a, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH,
HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW,
JX, 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, PJ5, PY, PY0F,
PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI,
TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7,
V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YB,
YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD9, ZF, ZL, 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".
3B8, MAURITIUS (Reminder). Lubo, OM5ZW, will be active as 3B8/OM5ZW from
Mauritius between now and May 6th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10
meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via LoTW and ClubLog's OQRS.
3Y0J BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. The 3Y0J team was busy this past
week assembling tents, antennas and testing the radios. They were assem-
bling 4 SunSDR2 DX and are mounting the Silcom masts and Innov tribander
Yagis XR3. Check out the many pictures and video on the 3Y0J FaceBook page
The team still needs support for the DXpedition. Send funds via PayPal
3X, GUINEA (Update/Interesting Callsign). Jean-Philippe, F1TMY (J28PJ),
was heard active again as 3X2021 (interesting and correct callsign) this
week from Conakry, Guinea. Activity has been on 12 and 10 meters using
SSB and 10m FM. Operations can be on HF (160-6m) and on the QO100 (IJ39)
satellite. Length of stay was not mentioned. QSL via ClubLog.
4K, AZERBAIJAN. Dirk, DK1DKE, will once again be active as 4K7DK from
Baku, Azerbaijan, between May 2-6th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters
using SSB and FT8 with an IC-7000 w/100w into a dipole QSL via DK1DKE,
by the Bureau or LoTW.
4X74/4Z74, ISRAEL (Update/Special Event/Reminder). Israel celebrates 74
years of Independence this year. Amateur radio operators from Israel will
be using the special prefixes 4X74 and 4Z74. (examples: 4X74HU [Op 4X6HU],
4X74OM [Op 4X1OM], 4Z74OC [Op 4Z5OC] and 4X74UT [Op 4X6UT]). The activity
will start on May 5th, 0000 UTC until Saturday, May 11th, 2359 UTC. QSL
cards will be uploaded LoTW or private printing by the operator.
7P, LESOTHO. According to QRZ.com, operators Sid/ZS5AYC and XYL Adele/
ZS5APT have obtained the callsigns 7P8ST and 7P8AT, respectively. However,
there was no indication on when they plan to go and activate their new
callsigns. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. QSL 7P8AT via
ZS5APT and 7P8ST via ZS5AYC. Stay tuned for more details!
7X, ALGERIA. Before he heads to The Gambia (with the C5C/C5B team), Abdel,
M0NPT, continues to be active as 7X2TT from Algeria until early May. His
activity has been on 60/20/15/10 meters using FT8/FT4, CW and as well as
some SSB. Skeds can be made (use E-mail address on QRZ.com). QSL via EA5GL
9N, NEPAL. Polish operators Janusz/SP9FIH and Leszek/SP6CIK are now active
as 9N7WE and 9N7CI, respectively. Length of stay will be until May 19th.
Activity mentioned will be on 40/30/17/15/12/10/6 meters using CW, SSB
and the Digital modes (PSK, RTTY, FT8). QSL 9N7WE via SP9FIH or ClubLog's
OQRS. QSL 9N7CI via SP6CIK or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates,
C83, MOZAMBIQUE. Kiyo, JA7NQQ (ex-9N7NQ), is now active as C83YT from
Macuti, Beira, Mozambique. The length of Kiyo's stay is unknown. Activity
seems to have started April 30th, and has been on 17/15/12/10 meters
using FT8. Usually equipment is a FT-891 into a longwire. QSL via the
Bureau to the home callsign.
CB2, CHILE (Special Event). Operators Rafael/CD2JUW, Cristian/CE2GT,
Miguel/CE2MHB, Danel/CD2DDC, Todos/CB2R, Marcelo/CA1HDG, Javier/CD2JZB,
Juan/CE2JLH and Juan/CD2SNJ will be active as CB2R during the month of
May (1-29th) to commemorate the "Month of the Sea", a very special month
in Chile. Activity will be on 80/40/20/10 meters using SSB and FT8. A
special digital QSL and certificates are available. QSL via eQSL and LoTW.
See QRZ.com for more details.
DAY-XENIA HAMVENTION NEWS (Who Will Be The Lucky Winner!). It was announced
on the HamVention Web page April 26th that "One lucky attendee at Dayton
Hamvention 2022 (May 20-22th) will walk away with the largest prize ever
offered in the history of the event - an Icom Amateur Radio Dream Station
Package worth close to 20,000 USDs. The prize package, which includes an
Icom IC-7851 HF/50MHz Transceiver and a long list of station accessories,
was donated by DX Engineering in conjunction with Icom America, Platinum
Prize Sponsors for Hamvention 2022." See the following URL for details at:
View the entire contents of the prize package at DX Engineering's Web site
DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has
been updated on ClubLog as of April 28th. 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. VP8S South Sandwich Islands
7. KH7K Kure Island 20. KH5 Palmyra & Jarvis Islands
8. KH3 Johnston Island 21. ZL9 New Zealand Subantarctic Islands
9. 3Y/P Peter 1 Island 22. FK/C Chesterfield Island
10. FT5/X Kerguelen Island 23. EZ Turkmenistan
11. FT/G Glorioso Island 24. YK Syria
12. VK0M Macquarie Island 25. JD/M Minami Torishima
13. YV0 Aves Island 26. VK0H Heard Island
There have been no changes in the "Top 26" since we last reported
back on April 11th. The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list
(340) is available at: https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php
HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Gerben, PG5M, will be active as HB0/PG5M from Liech-
tenstein between May 8-15th. Activity will be holiday style on various
HF bands using CW only with a SunSDR2DX and SunSDR2PRO (as spare), Expert
1.3K-FA amp into a DX Commander 10-40m (homebrew and details will follow
on his web site) and possibly a Hexbeam 10-20m. QSL via PG5M or ClubLog's
OQRS. For updates, see his Web page and Twitter page at:
HD1, ECUADOR (Special Event). Members of the Ecuador DX Club will activate
the special callsign HD1E from Quito between 00:00 UTC on Monday, May 23rd
and 23:59 UTC on Tuesday, May 24th. Activity is to celebrate Ecuador's
Bicentennial Independence Day (May 24th). Operations will be on all bands
and modes. QSL via LoTW. Those who participate in this special event will
be awarded the Ecuador Independence Day commemorative diploma, for free.
HD200, ECUADOR (Special Event). Members of the HCDX Group will be active
with the special callsign HD200BP from Quito to commemorate the 200th
anniversary of the Battle of Pichincha until the end of May. Activity
will be on SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via EC5R.
HD8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. Gustavo, HC2FG, will be active as HD8FG from
Santa Cruz Island (SA-004) between May 4-8th. He states, "I will take
with me an IC-705, a 170W SSPA and an M2 HO Loop antenna for 6 meters.
I will also take an Arrow antenna to work FM LEO satellites. Being a
short family and friends trip, I will try to be active as much as pos-
sible. Although it is a bit early for 50 MHz Es season, I hope to have
6 meter band openings during my stay." QSL via HC2FG.
INDEXA NEWS (Press Release, dated April 29th). INDEXA is supporting the
Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure -- INDEXA is proud to announce
its support of the 2022 Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure (YDXA)!
The INDEXA Board of Directors is honored to be sponsoring this project
which encourages youth to experience DXing from the other side of the
pileups. This year their DX operation will be conducted at the PJ2T super
station in Curacao.
President Bob Schenck, N2OO, says, "INDEXA has gotten behind this
worthwhile project because we realize it can only create a better under-
standing of DXpeditioning for the youth in our hobby. We see this as a
great opportunity for them to gain first-hand experience from the DXing
point of view and perhaps spur interest with our future generation of
The YDXA was founded in 2009 by Dave Kalter, KB8OCP (SK); Don DuBon,
N6JRL, and Jim Storms, AB8YK, with the purpose of introducing young
amateur radio operators, between the age of 11 to 17, to the excitement
of operating as a team at DX locations. Over the years, YDXA has taken
young DX teams to Costa Rica, Saba Island and Curacao.
The name of the activity was changed to the "Dave Kalter Memorial Youth
DX Adventure" when Dave, KB8OCP, became a Silent Key in 2013.
Young hams who participate with the YDXA team are required to be accom-
panied by a parent or guardian. Through extensive fund raising efforts,
with raffles and donations as well as sponsorship such as INDEXA, YDXA
covers all expenses for the participating youth as well as their accom-
panying adults. These expenses include travel, lodging, and meals with
the exception of travel to and from the embarkation point.
The pandemic curtailed the trip in 2020 and 2021. This year however,
the team returns to contest super station at PJ2T and will be QRV from
14-19th July 2022. The team will operate all bands and modes with the
INDEXA encourages everybody to consider supporting this worthwhile
youth DX activity and look for them when they are on the air!
Please visit www.qsl.net/n6jrl for more information.
See ya' in the Pileups!
Bob Schenck, N2OO
IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between April 25-30th (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
------ ---------- ------------- ------------
AF-004 EA8BPX CANARY 6m; SSB
AF-004 EA8CPE CANARY 20m; FT8
AF-004 EA8CTF CANARY 10m; SSB
AF-004 EA8J CANARY 10m; FT8
AF-004 EA8JK CANARY 10m; SSB
AF-004 EA8TL CANARY 10m; CW
AF-014 CT3CK MADEIRA 10m; FT8
AF-016 FR5DZ REUNION 10m; FT8
AF-017 3B9FR RODRIGUES 10m; CW
AF-018 IH9YMC PANTELLERIA 15/2m; FT8
AF-019 IG9ITO PELAGIE 20/15m; SSB
AF-022 ZD7DL ST HELENA 10m; SSB
AF-022 ZD7MY ST HELENA 10m; FT8
AF-024 S79VU INNER 20/17/15/12/10m; SSB
AS-003 4S6NCH SRI LANKA 15m; FT8
AS-004 5B4AQC Cyprus 17m; CW
AS-004 5B4KH Cyprus 12/10m; SSB
AS-004 5B4VL Cyprus 20/17m; SSB
AS-004 P3X Cyprus 12m; CW
AS-007 JA3MIX HONSHU 10m; SSB
AS-007 JE1JIM HONSHU 15m; FT8
AS-007 JH3NGD HONSHU 20m; SSB
AS-007 JH4IFF HONSHU 12m; FT8
AS-007 JJ0PKS HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-007 JK1IHE HONSHU 15m; FT8
AS-007 JP1LRT HONSHU 15m; FT8
AS-007 JS1IFK HONSHU 15m; FT8
AS-013 8Q7DX Maldives 60/20/17/12/10m; CW
AS-024 JE1HXZ/6 HATERUMA 17/12m; SSB
AS-031 JD1BHA CHICHI/HAHA/MUKO 15m; CW
AS-053 HS0ZNV PHUKET 10m; CW
AS-076 JH5WPY SHIKOKU 15m; FT8
AS-078 JE8AGX HOKKAIDO 20m; SSB
AS-079 JS6RRR Miyako 17/15/12/10m; CW/SSB
AS-099 TA3J/0 CANAKKALE/BALIKESIR/IZMIR PROVINCE 20/17m; SSB
AS-117 JA4GXS/4 HONSHU'S COASTAL WEST 40/17m; CW/FT8
EU-001 SV5RLH DODECANESE 20m; SSB
EU-002 OH0/SQ3PMX Aland 80m; FT8
EU-003 CU2YK EASTERN 12m; SSB
EU-004 EA6UP BALEARIC 12m; SSB
EU-004 EB6ADS BALEARIC 17m; SSB
EU-005 G0MUC GREAT BRITAIN 20m; FT8
EU-005 G0ONM GREAT BRITAIN 20m; FT8
EU-005 G1SSL GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
EU-005 G2HFR GREAT BRITAIN 17m; SSB
EU-005 G4YBU/p GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
EU-005 GB2CPM GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
EU-005 M0LUX GREAT BRITAIN 40m; FT8
EU-005 M1DGK GREAT BRITAIN 40m; FT8
EU-005 MM0HVU GREAT BRITAIN 17m; FT8
EU-005 MW6IUT GREAT BRITAIN 40m; FT8
EU-008 GS3PYE/P INNER HEBRIDES 80/20m; SSB
EU-012 MM0VIK/p Yell 20m; SSB
EU-014 TK4QL CORSICA 20m; SSB
EU-016 9A4W DALMATIA SOUTH 30m; CW
EU-017 ID9/IW8YFU Lipar 30m; FT8/FT4
EU-018 OY1CT FAROE 17m; CW
EU-018 OY1R FAROE 40/20m; SSB
EU-021 TF1EIN ICELAND 20m; FT8
EU-023 9H1MRC MALTA 15m; SSB
EU-023 9H5JO MALTA 20/10m; SSB
EU-023 9H6CAP MALTA 15m; SSB
EU-024 IS0IOA SARDINIA 10m; SSB
EU-025 II9WRTC Sicily 20m; SSB
EU-025 IT9BDW Sicily 20m; SSB
EU-025 IT9ILN Sicily 40m; SSB
EU-025 IT9RZR Sicily 10m; FT8
EU-026 JW/NP4G Spitsbergen 20m; CW/SSB
EU-029 OV1CDX SJAELLAND 30/17m; CW/SSB
EU-029 OZ1AA SJAELLAND 17m; CW
EU-029 OZ1RH SJAELLAND 20m; FT4
EU-029 OZ4WWFF/p SJAELLAND 40m; SSB
EU-030 5P5BI Bornholm 80/40/30/20/17/15/10m; SSB/FT8
EU-030 OZ/ON6EF/P Bornholm 40/20m; SSB
EU-030 OZ8IE/p Bornholm 40m; SSB
EU-031 IC8TEM Ischia 6m; SSB
EU-033 LA9PJA/P VESTERALEN/TROMS COUNTY SOUTH 30/20m; CW
EU-038 PD/DO1BEN NOORD HOLLAND/FRIESLAND/GRONINGEN 40/20/15/10m; SSB
EU-049 SY8DQX NORTH AEGEAN 20/15m; SSB
EU-054 IF9ZWA FAVIGNANA 20/10/6m; FT8
EU-067 SV8IIR KYKLADES 40/10m; SSB
EU-074 TM8C Brehat 40/30/20/17m; CW/FT8
EU-075 SV8/SV1PMQ AEGINA 20m; SSB
EU-076 LB5HI LOFOTEN 20m; FT8
EU-083 IW1PPB LIGURIA REGION 20m; FT4
EU-116 GD0TEP ISLE OF MAN 40m; FT8
EU-127 DF6QC Helgoland 10m; CW
EU-131 IK3PQH VENETO REGION 40m; SSB
EU-146 PA4EL ZUID HOLLAND/ZEELAND PROVINCE 15m; SSB
EU-171 OZ4SKK JYLLAND NORTH 17m; FT8
EU-175 CR2MFA CENTRAL 20m; SSB
EU-175 CU3HN CENTRAL 20m; SSB
EU-181 LZ1AEY BULGARIA 20m; FT8
NA-005 VP9HE BERMUDA 20m; SSB
NA-016 ZF1EJ CAYMAN 20m; FT4
NA-016 ZF2OO CAYMAN 20/15m; SSB/FT8
NA-018 XP3A GREENLAND 12m; FT8
NA-021 8P6NW BARBADOS 20m; SSB
NA-022 VP2EIH ANGUILLA 40/17/12m; SSB/FT8
NA-022 VP2ETE ANGUILLA 12m; SSB
NA-026 AD2BO NEW YORK STATE 20m; SSB
NA-029 VY2WW PRINCE EDWARD 20m; SSB
NA-031 W1LY RHODE ISLAND STATE 40m; SSB
NA-034 W4CVC FLORIDA STATE CENTRE WEST 30m; FT8
NA-062 NF6P KEY WEST 20/15m; FT8
NA-065 KA6RWL WASHINGTON STATE NORTH 20m; SSB
NA-096 HI8AT HISPANIOLA 10m; SSB
NA-096 HI8GSP HISPANIOLA 40m; SSB
NA-096 HI8RD HISPANIOLA 10m; FT8
NA-096 HI8S HISPANIOLA 20m; FT8
NA-097 6Y5HM JAMAICA 20m; SSB
NA-099 NP3MJ PUERTO RICO 10m; SSB
NA-099 WP3AV PUERTO RICO 20m; SSB
NA-099 KP4PUA PUERTO RICO 15/10m; SSB
NA-102 FG5GP GUADELOUPE 10m; SSB
NA-104 V47JA ST KITTS AND NEVIS 17/15/12/10m; FT8
NA-106 KP2B VIRGIN 10m; SSB
NA-106 KP2BH VIRGIN 20m; SSB
NA-106 KP2M VIRGIN 10m; CW
NA-106 NP2J VIRGIN 40/10m; CW/SSB
NA-107 FM5DN MARTINIQUE 12m; SSB
OC-001 VK2LAW Australia 20m; FT8
OC-001 VK2RI Australia 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK2ZH Australia 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK3BDX Australia 20m; FT8
OC-001 VK3DXJ Australia 10m; SSB
OC-001 VK3GF Australia 20m; FT4
OC-001 VK3KTT Australia 17m; SSB
OC-001 VK3XU Australia 30m; CW
OC-001 VK4LW Australia 10m; FT8
OC-001 VK5MRD Australia 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK5RS Australia 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK6CQ Australia 20m; FT8
OC-001 VK6IR Australia 10m; SSB
OC-001 VK6ZO Australia 10m; SSB
OC-001 VK7RJ Australia 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK7ROY Australia 20m; SSB
OC-006 VK7AC Tasmania 30m; FT8
OC-006 VK7MD Tasmania 20m; SSB
OC-013 E51CJC RAROTONGA 20/10m; CW/FT8
OC-016 3D2AG VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 30/17/12m; CW/FT8
OC-019 AH6U HAWAIIAN 20m; SSB
OC-019 WB4JTT HAWAIIAN 80m; FT8
OC-021 YB0AR JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-021 YB0AUU JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-021 YB0IBM JAVA 15/10m; SSB
OC-021 YB1TJ JAVA 10m; SSB
OC-021 YC0SAS JAVA 15m; FT8
OC-021 YC1DAP JAVA 15m; FT8
OC-021 YD2UWF JAVA 15/10m; CW/SSB
OC-022 YC9AAI BALI 10m; SSB
OC-022 YC9AOS BALI 15m; SSB
OC-032 FK1TS NEW CALEDONIA 10m; FT8
OC-032 FK4RD NEW CALEDONIA 20m; SSB
OC-032 FK8FI NEW CALEDONIA 20m; SSB
OC-032 FK8HA NEW CALEDONIA 12/10m; SSB
OC-034 P29LL NEW GUINEA 20m; SSB
OC-036 ZL1OGX NORTH 20m; FT4
OC-036 ZL3CW NORTH 20m; CW
OC-042 4F3BZ LUZON 20m; FT4
OC-042 DV1IIW LUZON 15m; SSB
OC-054 FW1JG WALLIS 20m; FT8
OC-088 9W6EZ Borneo 10m; SSB
OC-088 YC2VOC Borneo 20m; FT8
OC-088 YD7ICF Borneo 15m; FT8
OC-114 TX5N Raivavae 20/17/12/10m; CW/SSB
OC-129 DU6/PE1NSQ VISAYAN 60m; FT8
OC-150 YC7LLYB Lombok 20m; FT8
OC-166 YB1EQI KALIMANTAN'S COASTAL EAST 20m; FT8
OC-166 YB7RV Kotabaru Laut 30/20m; FT8
OC-166 YC9IPJ KALIMANTAN'S COASTAL EAST 20m; FT8
OC-247 YB1JCD Sapuka Besar 15m; CW
SA-008 LU3DVN/X ISLA GRANDE DE TIERRA DEL FUEGO 10m; FT8
SA-011 9Z4Y TRINIDAD 17/12/10m; CW
** Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode
(which is very important) on their QSNs on their PacketCluster
reports. The format we suggest is "Mode/IOTA#/Island or Group"
AS-024. Mitsuru, JE1HXZ, is now active as JE1HXZ/6 from Yaeyama Islands,
Hateruma Island, until May 7th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. He will send QSLs via the Bureau
EU-006. Fred, ON6QR, will be active as EI/ON6QR from Aran Island during
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/DXpedition/
24-Hrs entry. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-008. Members of the Camb-Hams (14 operators) will be active as
GS3PYE/P from near Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye (WW Loc.
IO67QK, WAB NG24), Scotland, between now and May 6th. Activ-
ity will be on 80-2 meters including the QO-100 satellite
and some low earth orbit satellites. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS
EU-125. Stefan, DL7AOS, will be active as 5P5K from Romo Island between
June 4-18th. Activity will be holiday style with an emphasis
on SSB and the Digital modes on 80-6 meters. His station will
consist of an Icom IC-7300, Expert 1k-FA amplifier, multi-band
vertical antenna (80-10m) and Moxon-beam for 6m. QSL via DL7AOS,
by the Bureau, direct or LoTW. All SSB QSOs will be recorded
and can be found here: https://qsorder.hamradiomap.com
EU-189. (Update MM0UKI/P Rockall) Unfortunately, it is now highly
likely the Rockall trip will be postponed for a year. Sadly,
the team has not been able to secure the correct type of vessel.
Currently, their only hope is for a cancellation (of another
boat) and that's unlikely at this late stage. Rescheduled
dates will be announced in the future.
NA-102. Reiner, DL2AAZ, will be active as TO2AZ from Basseterre Island,
Guadeloupe, between May 27th and June 10th. Activity will be
holiday style on 40-10 meters, including 30/17/12m, using CW
and SSB, with an Icom IC-706MKIIG with a 300 watt amp into a
GP antenna. QSL via DL2AAZ.
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......
II1, ITALY (Special Event). Members of the Genova ARI Group (IQ1GE) will
activate the special callsign II1PA throughout the month of May to cele-
brate the 30th anniversary of the cultural center in Porto Antico and
the "Renzo Piano multi-armed Bigo Crane." QSL via IQ1GE, by the Bureau,
eQSL, ClubLog or LoTW.
II7, ITALY (Special Event). Luca, IW7EEQ, will be active using the special
callsign II7MFJ to celebrate the 50th anniversary of MFJ Enterprises Inc.
created by Martin F. Jue in 1972. With this special call different activ-
ities will be held and all information will be shared on the QRZ.com page.
Luca will also use this callsign on May 11th, from the Old Taranto Island.
The old part of the city of Taranto is on an island divided from the
mainland by two bridges. The reference for this island according to the
Italian Island Award is P071 and TA - 004. The radio activity will be
held from an ancient noble palace build in 1700 which has an amazing
view overlooking the Taranto Gulf. Listen for QSL info.
ISWL CALLSIGNS (May 2022). The following International Short Wave League
Club (ISWL) club callsigns will be used throughout the month of May 2022:
GX4BJC/A - Operated by Herbie, G6XOU, located in Walton on the Naze,
Essex. (IOTA EU-005, WAB-TM22, WLOTA-1841)
MN1SWL/A - Operated by Alan, GI0VWU, located in Belfast, Northern
Ireland. (IOTA EU-115, WAB-J36, WLOTA-1439)
QSL GX4BJC and MN1SWL callsigns via Dick, M5DIK.
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 www.qrz.com or
via www.eQSL.cc. NO LoTW.
JW, SVALBARD (Reminder). Members of the Oesterdalgruppen of NRRL (LA4D)
will be active as JW4D from the Longyearbyen club station (JW5E) on Spits-
bergen Island (EU-026) between May 3-8th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Operators mentioned are Kim/LA1KUA,
Leif/LA2VTA, Henrik/LA6ETA, Gudleik/LA6FTA, Haakon/LB3LI, Knut/LA9DSA,
Arne-Kristoffer/LB1WJ and KjetilLB5MG. QSL via LA4D.
JW, SVALBARD (Reminder). Operator Knut, LA9DSA, may sometimes be active
as JW9DSA from the Longyearbyen club station (JW5E) on Spitsbergen Island
(EU-026) between May 1-8th. However, Knut will use the callsign JW9DSA/P
during two possible SOTA trips from Svalbard along with Manuel (JW/HB9DQM),
Lauris (JW/LB1RH) and Mikhail (JW/LB8CG) between May 1-5th. This is their
second SOTA DXpedition and the plan is to activate 2 summits; exact summits
will be selected based on the weather conditions and amount of snow left
on the site. Possible candidates for activation are:
They will set up a tent and have 2 hours of radio time at each summit.
While on the summits, they would like to prioritize SOTA program par-
ticipants, thus they would like to ask their correspondents to only
spot them on the SOTAwatch cluster, unless asked otherwise.
* JW/LB1RH and JW9DSA will focus on SSB in 15/17/20m
* JW/LB8CG and JW/HB9DQM will focus on CW in 15/17m/20m/30m
Most likely the 20m band will be active all the time. Depending on
conditions/pile-up size they will probably work split on CW, so please
listen for an "UP" instruction. Their equipment consists of an Elecraft
KX2 + JUMA PA-100D amplifier and Yaesu FT-857D radios and run 100w, and
two trapped vertical three-band antennas with elevated verticals:
15/17/20m at the SSB station and 17/20/30m bands at the CW station.
QSL via LoTW and eQSL. NO Bureau. Visit their SOTA Web page at:
KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Tom, KH0/KC0W, is now signing KH0W/m with a new
FT-891 in his car with a broken 2 foot broomstick with 17' of wire wrapped
around it for an antenna. Efficiently is perhaps 5 Watts ERP. Activity
has been mainly on 20/17 meters CW. Tom states, "After 60,000+ QSOs from
KH0 land over the last few years I'm now interested in a new challenge,
mobile operating. Will mainly be operating CW with a SSB contact here
and there in contests. Looking forward to activating American Memorial
Park (K-7869) for POTA enthusiasts. Waiting for delivery of a Bioenno
Tech battery to activate Mount Tapochau for SOTA. (KH0/SA-001)."
MD7, ISLE OF MAN. Rich, M5RIC, will be active as MD7C from the Isle of
Man (EU-116) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/
SSB-Mode entry. QSL via M0OXO.
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.
(Reminder/Special Event). Freemasons Hams linked to the "Grande Oriente
do Brasil" (GOB) will carry out a special operation during the month of
May 2022 in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the GOB, which will
take place on June 17th of this year. Look for the following 11 special
event stations to be on the air between May 1-30th: PP200GOB, PR200GOB,
PS200GOB, PV200GOB, PW200GOB, PX200GOB, ZV200GOB, ZW00GOB, ZX200GOB,
ZY200GOB and ZZ200GOB. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes.
A special "200 Years GOB Diploma" will be available (see QRZ.com for
details). QSL all callsigns via PT2OP.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (May 2-8th).......
May/02nd AN May/05th AN May/07th HN
May/03rd AN May/06th HN May/08th HN
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
(Updated 01/26/2022) Meanwhile, check out the following Web sites
* VOACAP predication Web page at: http://www.voacap.com/hf
* DX.QSL.NET Propagation page: https://dx.qsl.net/propagation
* SolarHam Web page: http://www.solarham.net
* Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at:
* Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) & National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):
* News and Information About The Sun-Earth Environment:
* Archive of ARRL Propagation Forecasts:
* Information and tutorials on propagation are at: http://k9la.us
* Graphic propagation tool by DR2W: http://www.dr2w.de/dx-propagation
* W4HM Daily HF/MF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast:
* WM7D's Solar Resource Page: https://www.wm7d.net/hamradio/solar
QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
QSL-INFO from Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu) (May 1st)
QSL-INFO from various sources provided by OPDX
3B8BAP via N4GNR AX4ALL via (e) JW/NP4G via NP3O
4L/DL3KZA via DL3KZA C31CT via EA3QS & (L) LZ01MLN via LZ1PM
4O/YU0W/P via YU0W CN97LAH via EA7FTR OE25MFCA via OE6XMF
4O/YU4MNO/P via YU4MNO CN97ZG via CN8ZG OL5GMA/P via OK3EQ
4O9KOM via EB7DX CR5TOR via CT2IXX OM/SQ9MDF/P via SQ9MDF
4U1GSC via 9A2AA CT7/OK2PDT/P via OK2PDT OR100RCBE via ON4GDV
4U1WB via KK4HD DK0DFF via DL7AFS (B) OY/PD4L via (B/d/L)
5B/OH2BR via OH2BR EA6/IZ1GDB via IZ1GDB OZ/ON9DJ/P via ON9DJ
5B4AQC via DK6SP (O/L) EH4WRD via EA4RCH OZ4WWFF/P via OZ1GDI (e)
5P5BI via ON6EF EP2C via EA5GJ PC70RH via PF1SCT
5R8AL via G3SWH ET3AA via N2OO PD/DO1BEN via DO1BEN
5W1SA via JA1DXA EY8MM via W0VTT ST2NH via EA7FTR
5Z4PA via M0URX (O/L) FM5DN via KU9C & (L) TG9ADM via EA5GL & (L)
7X2TT via EA5GL HB0/HB9LCW via HB9LCW TK/DL9MWG via DL9MWG
9K2KO via EC6DX HC1HC via NE8Z TM22CAB via (e/n)
9K2YD via EC6DX HG200EF via HA8RC TM97WARD via F6BEE
9N7CI via SP6CIK HI3T via K7BV TX5N via M0URX
9N7WE via SP9FIH I3/OE6MBG via OE6MBG (L) UN2E via DF6PB
9V1YC via W5UE II5RCH via IZ5RHU (B) V31MA via M0OXO
A92EE via EC6DX IN3/DJ3TF via DJ3TF VE2CSI via M0URX
AN5OKW via EA5WO (d/e/L) IS0/S53CC via S53CC VK2HQ/9 via VK2HQ
AP2HA via JA1WIO J6/DF8AN via DF8AN VK9NT via M0OXO
AP2IN via IK2DUW J68HZ via K9HZ XE1XR via EA5GL
AX3AG via VK3AG JU1BU via JT1BU ZX4X via PY4HI
(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
(Q) See QRZ.com (E) E-Mail QSL only (P) Please send no QSL
(**) QSL automatically via Bureau - do not send QSLs
LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
NEW QSL ROUTE. Pedro, EA5GL, is now the QSL Manager for OC3I (SA-074)
and OA4AI (the current callsign of OA4DJW, the route for OC3I).
QSL STATUS (RI1PB EU-086 & RU1PA EU-085). It states on QRZ.com the
following: Due to the sanctions of individual countries and the violation
of postal logistics, sending and payment are violated ((Please under-
stand correctly...)). The log is posted on the resources www.clublog.org
and www.hamlog.online for electronic credit??????.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 2M0KIE, 6V7F, 9K2OW, 9N7AA, 9W8HAZ, A71AE,
A71EM, BG5IOW, BH4WPN, BH8OCW, BV2LA, CE8EIO, CX8AF, DL3OI, E20EHQ,
EA3CY, EA5L, EA7L, EC1YP, ER5DX, F5RRS, GB0SNB, GU5WZY, HA5JI, HI8RMQ,
HL2ZN, HL4CJG, HS0ZFI, HV0A, IK6FWJ, IK7YTT, IN3THU, IZ3ENH, JA1JRK,
JA1PPW, JA1WSK, JA5XAE, JA6BZI, JA7HGA, JA7HRM, JF2KOZ, JH4MGU, JL1QOC,
JM1SZY, JR6IQI, JW0X, KP2M, M7RJS, N7ET/DU7, R7HL, R7WA, PH5T, S58WW,
S9OK, SM7VGQ, SP5GDY, SP9Y, SV1JSM, SV2DCD, TA7K, TX5N (OC-114), UA4HBW,
UR5EDX, VE3ELL, VK1ACE, VK7XX, VK9DX, VP5WS, VU2LBW, VU3RGB, YB1HK,
YE6YE, YG2UAZ and YO9FDG
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3DA0RU, 7P8RU, 4U1ITU, 5H3WX, 6F6F, FR5DZ,
GB80LAN, OA4AI, SV2RSG/A, TO6S and V51WH
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3B8/PA3HGT (AF-049), 9U0X, 5B4AMM, 6W7PCT,
4X2M, 9G5FI, 4X6MZ, 5R8IC, 6K2CEW, 6K5YIA, 6V7H, A92FF (AS-002),
CT9/DL3YM, CT9/DF7EE, CU3DP, CU3AA, CU3AK, DG5LAC/p (EU-042), DS5TOS,
EA8AO, ER/UW7LL, FR1GV, FM5CD, FM/PE1IGM, HB0/DL2JRM, HL3ANE, HP500OP,
HL3EFM, HL4CCM, HL1FWD, JD1BMH, JD1/JM1KMW, KH6FX, LX1OI, LA/UA1AUW
(EU-033), LX5WARD, LX1HD, LX1NT, LX1SG, OH0W, PJ7/K1XM, PJ4/DL6KR,
R0MR/p (AS-066), R1BET/p (EU-147), R1MJ/p (EU-117), RV1CC/0 (AS-018),
RV1CC/p (EU-066), RV1CC/p (EU-147), S79/DH5FS, S9YY, SV5/DL3DRN, TC0X,
TI/W4GKR, TM1N (EU-064), TO4X, TZ1CE, TT8SN, TO10CWO, TO80SP, UA1ATD/p
(EU-133), UB1AOA/p (EU-117), VP2VB, V51WH, ZF1A, ZA20QA, Z68XX, Z60A
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....
ADDED 4TH AREA BUREAU NOTES: Paul, W4FC, informs OPDX of the following
[edited]: We are still not receiving cards from some of the smaller
countries probably due to covid. We are receiving cards from the U.K.,
Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Spain, Korea, Luxembourg, Portugal and
several other countries. The 2 QSL Bureaus in W4 land are in the pro-
cess of merging. The Sterling Park Bureau is taking over the management.
Covid & LoTW are decreasing the amount of cards coming through the Bureau.
S9, SAO TOME (Update/Change). RYAN, K0EFW, will be active as S9EFW from
Sao Tome (AF-023) starting the second week in June (not May), mainly June
14-19th. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters using primarily SSB with
and Icom IC-7300 w/100w into an End-Fed Half Wave antenna. QSL via K0EFW
SILENT KEY (SK). It was announced on Sunday, April 24th, with much sadness
that well-known "FOCer, super CW-operator, Top CW-Contester and DXpedi-
tioner" Roger Western, G3SXW, became a Silent Key (SK). The report states:
"It is over two and a half years since the unfortunate accident where Roger
fell off a ladder while clearing leaves from the roof gutter on his house.
Since then Roger was either in hospital or in a nursing home. He passed
away at around 0915z this morning Sunday, April 24th."
OPDX and its readers would like to send our deepest sympathy to the
family and friends of G3SXW.
* John, G4IRN, has posted some snap-shots and tributes to Roger Western,
G3SXW, on the Voodoo Contest Group's Web page at:
Also see: http://g3txf.com/dxtrip/G3SXW-70/SXW-70-Party.html
* Tom, K8CX, has also just added a tribute page for Roger Western,
G3SXW, on his famous "HAMGALLERY" Web site at:
T42, CUBA (Special Event). Look for special event station T42ITU to be
active between May 14-17th, to commemorate the 157th anniversary of the
ITU constitution. Activity will be on all bands and modes including the
satellites. All contacts will be confirm via LoTW and QRZ.
TO9W ST. MARTIN ISLAND DXPEDITION (Update/Press Release, dated April 25th).
[edited] We are pleased to announce details for the next TO9W activity from
the beautiful island of Saint Martin. Activity will take place November
30th to December 9th, 2022. The 2022 team will include K9NU, N9EP, FS4WBS,
W9AP and K9EL. Our goal is to make as many QSOs as possible on all bands
and modes, with special emphasis on CW. We normally give priority to the
160, 80, 40 bands in that order, but with the increased sunspot activity,
we will establish band priorities based on conditions at that time. The
first two to three days are dedicated to the installation of antennas.
We will operate during breaks and in the evenings the first few days.
Antenna installation has priority. We will likely do more FT8 the first
few days. We plan real-time uploads using the ClubLog Live Stream software
for Expeditions assuming a steady Internet connection. John, W9ILY, is
our QSL Manager and will upload our logs to LoTW daily. We will be well
supported by the excellent pilot team of K9NB, W9MK, AA9A and W9ILY. All
requests for information, schedules, QSO verification and general comments
should be addressed to (TO9W2022@gmail.com). We will once again offer
certificates for the most band-modes worked in various categories. Updates
and photos will be published on our TO9W Facebook page at:
For more details about TO9W, please go to our website:
TX5N AUSTRAL ISLANDS DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). The TX5N team is now QRT.
The TX5N team states on Friday, April 29th: A log will have been uploaded
by the time you receive this bulletin. Please use the "Not in Log" process
on M0URX.com to resolve busted / not in log issues. We will leave for the
airport at 11AM(local) this morning. Thanks for the terrific pile-ups.
73, Team TX5N
V3, BELIZE. Members of the Belize Amateur Radio Club are planning a DX-
pedition to Mauger Caye, Turneffe Atoll (NA-123), using the special call-
sign V3E. Activity will be between October 21-23rd, possibly longer for
few more days. Operations will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8.
QSL via IZ8CCW, ClubLog or LoTW. They may try to upload the log during
the operation if they have a good internet connection. Look for more
details to be forthcoming.
V5, NAMIBIA (Update/Reminder). Paul, ZS2PS, reports on QRZ.com that he
will be operating as V5/ZS5PS and 100% mobile when he visits Namibia
sometime early May through mid-June. He states [edited], "I cannot give
you a fixed QTH as I will be operating from my Landcruiser and we will
be staying where ever we get to from about 4pm local time on the day. My
setup is a Yaesu 857D, and a Hustler antenna. I have coils for 80, 60,
40, 20, 30 and 10m and will be using them depending on conditions. Will
be doing some POTA along the way. Most probably from Kaudaum, Estosha,
or the Waterberg game reserves. If trip seem rather haphazard in plan-
ning it is because we never plan a trip. We decide on the day in which
direction we will go." QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau,
eQSL or LoTW.
VK0, ANTARCTICA. Warren, VK7WN, is scheduled to be a team member for the
Australia's Casey Research Station (WAP AUS-02) in Antarctica over the
2022 winter (southern hemisphere). He will sign VK0WN, but his activity
will be limited as time permits. LoTW registration is underway, as are
QSL cards. A Webcam is available at the Casey Station, and can be viewed
VP2M, MONTSERRAT. Thaire, W2APF, will once again be active as VP2MDX
from Montserrat Island (NA-103) between January 2nd and March 31st, 2023.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB, with a Elecraft KX1
& KX3 and KPA100 into a Buddie1pole Hexbeam and Delta Loop antennas.
QSL via W2APF.
VU4, ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS (Update). By the time you read this,
Yuris, YL2GM/VU3FZC, should be active as VU4W from the Andaman Islands
(AS-001) between May 3-16th. He reported on his Web page that he has 81 kg
of luggage on this trip. Operators Deepak/VU2CDP and Manoj/VU2CPL will NOT
be joining him as first reported due to work. Activity will be on 160-10
meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (F/H). Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826.5/1821, 3524, 7024, 10113, 14024, 14024, 18083, 21024,
24903 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 3790, 7090, 14190, 18140, 21290, 24940 and 28490 kHz
RTTY - 3583, 7043, 10143, 14083, 18105, 21083, 24923 and 28083 kHz
FT8 - 1836, 3565, 7070, 10143, 14090, 18095, 21090, 24910 and 28090 kHz
* Frequencies can change due to QRM or local noise.
* Split operation will always be used.
* They will listen CW starting from up 1 (160 down 2, JA 1810-1820),
RTTY - up 1 and SSB - up 5.
Equipment and antennas include K3 and K3S radios, SPE Expert 1.3K,
160/80/40/30m bands (15m high vertical with capacity hat RA6LBS + Bev-
erages for RX), 20-10m bands (Spiderbeam), 40m band (vertical) and Delta
loop (20m and 6m bands).
QSL INFORMATION -- Please do not send log correction requests. Correc-
tions will not be provided. All individual supporters 20 USDs+ will receive
direct QSL. See the URL for details: https://www.lral.lv/vu4w/supporters.html
Please do not send your QSL to them via the Bureau - they are not required.
Full LoTW upload will be done 6 months after the end of the DXpedition.
For paper QSLs please choose ONE of the following alternatives listed
Direct - QQRS request via clublog.org and 5 USDs.
Bureau - OQRS request on ClubLog free of charge for all QSOs you need.
Bureau QSLs will be sent out in 6 months period.
Bureau - If you don't know how to use OQRS, send E-mail to
(firstname.lastname@example.org) with data of all QSOs you need QSL for. Bureau
QSLs will be sent out in 6 months period.
QSL Manager is YL2GN direct with 3 USDs + SAE using the address below:
Ziedonis Knope, P.O.Box 55, Balvi, LV-4501, Latvia. If insufficient
funds are sent, return card will be sent via Bureau.
For more details and updates, see the VU4W Web site at: