The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1565
May 16 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, W4VQ, WA4DAN,
WB6RSE, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter,
DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G4MWO, I1JQJ/IK1ADH
& 425 DX News, JI3DST, LA4LN, 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???"
** IMPORTANT NOTE FROM EDITOR (By KB8NW): Over the next 3 weeks, there
will either be no bulletin or an abbreviated bulletin because I will
be traveling on holiday. There will not be an OPDX Bulletin next week
as I will be attending the Day-Xenia HamVention. The following weeks,
I will be in either Murfreesboro, TN, or Panama City Beach, FL. As
always, "IF" I receive a major announcement, I will probably send out
a special bulletin. However, PLEASE continue to send your DX infor-
mation. You never know what I might do....
I hope to see you at the Day-Xenia HamVention or the NODXA Hospitality
Suite!.... 73 de Tedd KB8NW
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 8th/May, through Sunday, 15th/May there were 225 countries
active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
4S, 4U1I, 4U1U, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A,
9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV,
BY, C3, C6, C9, 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, 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, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, 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, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5,
SV9, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9,
UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP6, VP8,
VP9, VR, VU, VU4, XE, XU, XX9, YB, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z6, ZA,
ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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".
2Q/GQ/MQ, ENGLAND (Update/Special Event; Also Suffix /70). At the request
of the RSGB, Ofcom, look for some English stations wishing to retain their
usual Regional Secondary Locator to identify their DXCC entity to use
the suffix "/70" to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee (70th anni-
versary) of Queen Elizabeth II. It is also permitted to use the "/70"
suffix with the "2Q/GQ/MQ" prefix if desired throughout the month June.
Some announced stations listed on QRZ.com are: 2Q0ESN, 2Q0FFS, 2Q0GUI,
2Q0HQU, 2Q0IAR, 2Q0LRX, 2Q0PNN, 2Q0PYG, 2Q0RPZ, 2Q0XII, 2Q0YAY, 2Q1DJN,
2Q1HWE, GQ0CHE, GQ0FOG, GQ0KLD, GQ0MWT, GQ0PVR, GQ0RDU, GQ0SHC, GQ0VCW,
GQ0VEO, GQ0YCE, GQ1NPN, GQ1OVK, GQ3SEN, GQ4JDT, GQ4LJW, GQ4PVM, GQ4YVM,
GQ5JDA, GQ6EES, GQ6MHO, GQ6NWF, GQ7CSM, GQ7ONL, GQ7UYT, GQ8CW, GQ8JGF,
GQ8REM, MQ0AIH, MQ0AWS, MQ0GOR, MQ0HIH, MQ0HVU, MQ0HZ, MQ0JNL, MQ0KUH,
MQ0NSI, MQ0OMC, MQ0RVN, MQ3FON, MQ7MGP, MQ0PTZ, MQ0RQX, MQ0SKN, MQ0VKU,
MQ0XLT, MQ0XTY, MQ0XZT, MQ1SJE, MQ3OZP, MQ3UXJ, MQ5BAE, MQ5DZH, MQ6GVP,
MQ6JOO, MQ6PJV, MQ6PJV, MQ6USG, MQ7BNX, MQ7BZU, MQ7DKG, MQ7ENP MQ7ERU,
MQ7LDW, MQ7KEV, MQ7SWR, MQ7TAS, MQ7XUK, 2M0GUI/70, 2M0JHY/70, 2M0SNT/70,
M7CPT/70 and M7UTG/70.
Also, look for Dainius, M0HMJ, to be active as MQ5W during various
contests in June to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of the Accession
of Her Majesty.
Also look for GB2PJE by the Thames Amateur Radio Group (TARG) will be
operating from a location near Battlesbridge in Essex and the callsign
will be in use by TARG members and visitors under the supervison of a
Full License Holder.
3A, MONACO. Operators Paul/F6EXV and Flo/PB8DX will be active as 3A/F6EXV
and 3A/PB8DX, respectively, from Monaco during the first half of July.
Also, look for special activity on 6 meters as 3A6M, thanks from some
help by local members of Association of Radio Amateurs from Monaco (ARM).
Paul states, "QSL 3A/F6EXV, 3A/PB8DX and 3A6M via F6EXV on ClubLog.
Please do not send your card, only use ClubLog. QSL via ClubLog for
direct or Bureau. LoTW will be uploaded in full 6 months after the oper-
3B8, MAURITIUS (Reminder). Fabian, DF3XY, will be active as 3B8/DF3XY
approx. 15 Km north of from Port Louis, Mauritius (AF-049), between May
21st and June 2nd. Activity will be on 40/30/20 meters using mostly FT8.
QSL via DF3XY, direct, by the Bureau and eQSL. SWL-cards are welcome.
3D2, FIJI. Operators Wojtek/SP5MXZ (3D2SP) and Marcin/SP5ES (3D2EZ) are
now in Fiji with Dom/3D2USU. 3D2SP has been on 30/10 meters FT8, while
3D2EZ has been on 20/17/12 meters CW. This is part of the team getting
ready for a Rotuma DXpedition. QSL 3D2EZ via SP5ES and 3D2SP via LoTW.
QSL 3D2USU via LoTW (QSL CARDS will be send out when he returns back home
3D2/R, ROTUMA. More details about the 3D2RRR Rotuma DXpedition were
released on May 4th (FaceBook/QRZ.com). However, there were no specific
dates announced. It was reported that "The Team is ready to set sail
from Fiji to Rotuma for about a 2-week activity as 3D2RRR. We are waiting
now for a suitable weather window."
There will be four operators (2x CW, 1x SSB and 1x DIGI). Operators
mentioned are Wojtek/SP5MXZ (3D2SP), Marcin/SP5ES (3D2EZ), Dom/3Z9DX
(3D2USU) and one more operator to be announced soon. Activity will be
on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, FT4 and FT8 (F/H), with 3 or 4 stations.
Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1822, 3502, 7002, 10106, 14002, 18072, 21002, 24892, 28002 and 50105
SSB - 3785, 7090, 14190, 18140, 21200, 24940, 28440 and 50140
FT8 - 1840, 3573, 7074, 10136, 14074, 18100, 21074, 24915, 28074 and 50313
FT8 (F/H) - 1840, 3567, 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095, 21091, 24911 and 28091
FT4 - 3575, 7047.5, 10140, 14080, 18104, 21140, 24919 and 28180
1. They will operate WSJT-x soft 2.5 ver.
2. They will always send 73', but only 3 times, after 3rd time they
will move on to the next CQ call.
3. They will operate FT8 as FOX ONLY. Don't be surprised if you see
them with 2 signals on the same band, but different freq. (for
example 14074 and 14090 or 18100 and 18095 and so on), but they
will always TX as FOX.
4. One operator will operate on 3 or 4 stations/laptops at the same
time. There is no robot involved.
LoTW will be uploaded the same day you request on ClubLog. QSL cards
will be send out together with 3D2CR, 3D2USU and 3D2DOM cards when
they return back home to Europe. Please be patient! You will get your
cards. For more details, see QRZ.com.
3X, GUINEA. Jean-Philippe, F1TMY, is now active as 3X1A from Conakry.
Length of stay is not known at this time. Activity will be on various
HF bands (160-6m) and on QO100 (IJ39) satellite. No QSNs reported yet.
He states, "Portable activities will take place from the Los Islands
(AF-051)." Dates were not provided. QSL only via ClubLog, no direct QSL.
3Y0J BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS........
* On May 7th, Cezar, VE3LYC, did a presentation on the upcoming Bouvet
Island DXpedition for 2023 at the 2022 CDXC (Chiltern DX Club; The
UK DX Foundation) Convention, Loughborough, UK. Cezar is one of the
12 operators going to Bouvet. The presentation is 45 minutes long
and can be viewed on the YouTube.com Web page at:
* Ken Opskar, LA7GIA, Co-Leader of 3Y0J, posted the following update
on the vessel Marama (with pictures) on the 3Y0J Bouvet Island Face-
Book page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3093983840726129
4T, PERU. Tony, OA4DX, will be active as 4T4T from Lima during the CQWW
WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band entry. QSL via
5J0/5K0, SAN ANDRES ISLAND (Update). Members of the Grupo Yaguarete DX
will once again be active as 5K0T and 5J0DX from San Andres Island (NA-
033) between September 16-26th. Operators mentioned are Joe/LU1FM, Daniel/
LU9FHF and Pablo/LU7MT. No other details were released at this time, but
activity will "probably" be on 80-10 meters, using CW, SSB, Digital modes
(PSK31 and FT8) and possibly the Satellites. QSL via LU1FM.
8N650, JAPAN (Special Event). To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the
"Reversion of OKINAWA to JAPAN", special event station 8N650JP is now
active until September 30th. QSL via Bureau.
9M22, WEST MALAYSIA. Look for special event callsign 9M22DX to be active
from West Malaysia between June 1-30th. Activity is to promote Summits
on the Air (SOTA) and DX. Operator Hilmi/9M2CDX, Afiq/9M2KDX, Wan/9W2EYR,
Jalee/9W2VGR, Herry/9W2HXP, Mohd/9W2KVW, Mohd/9M2JDX, Khairil/9W2WPZ,
Dahlan/9M2LAN and Abdul/9W2DQM will use this callsign between June 3-5th
from the Bukit Perangin summit. Activity will be on various HF bands and
modes. Equipment will be an IC-7300, FT897D, HF multiband G5RV, solar
equipment, battery and power supply. The event will continue as DX between
June 6-30th as Malaysia DX 2022 station. QSL 9M22DX via 9M2CDX direct or
9N, NEPAL. Robert, S53R/9N7AA, posted the following, May 14th, on QRZ.com:
[edited] "QRM continues to be prohibitive for any normal CW/SSB on 20m
inclusive and below, where even FT8 struggles with signals heavily plagued
by the local interference/QRM. Higher bands are surprisingly good and 6m
started showing some life. For the time being, only Asia and the Western
part of the Pacific have been heard/worked. Most of the activity is on CW
and occasionally some SSB, but I've started doing some RTTY again, which
is great fun and requires operator skills and interaction, as opposed to
utterly boring and unchallenging, yet I must admit very useful FT8/FT4
modes. The license has been renewed and extended until May 2023. Please
note that 60m band is not permitted in Nepal. QSL via S57DX, direct only,
and of course, LoTW and ClubLog will be updated at least once a week.
Please use firstname.lastname@example.org for PayPal requests and will try to set up
the OQRS soon. Last but not least - NO Flags, QRZ.COM log, eQSL, etc.."
C5, THE GAMBIA (Reminder). Operators Gérard/F5NVF, Abdel/M0NPT (7X2TT)
and Luc/F5RAV will once again be active as C5C from Kololi (WW Loc. IK13PK),
The Gambia, between May 23rd and June 10th. The team also hopes to be
active again from Bijol Island (AF-060) as C5B. Activity will be on
80-6 meters, including 60m, using CW, SSB, FT8/FT4 and the QO-100 satel-
lite. QSL via F5RAV, direct, eQSL or LoTW. The trio has also included
a "Go Fund Me" page (https://gofund.me/6ad9d75d) for their operation
which was started by Zorro, JH1AJT/SK, to help improvements, living con-
ditions and the local village school. See the Web page to see more details.
CY0S SABLE ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release, dated May 13th). [edited]
"As announced previously, the 2022 Sable Island CY0S DXpedition has been
formally approved for this October/November. As soon as the exact dates
are determined by Parks Canada, we will release them to the DX community.
Parks Canada is extremely busy with maintenance projects which have pri-
ority. Environment Canada completely automated their Sable weather station
in 2019 so they no longer have personnel on the island. As planning con-
tinues, the CY0S team faces significant costs. This is by far the most
expensive CY0 DXpedition ever. The budget for this DXpedition is 65,000
USDs. The team will charter the Sable Aviation fixed wing aircraft as
well as the Vision Air Sikorsky SK-76 helicopter. The team will require
two round trip flights with Sable Aviation and two round trip flights
with Vision Air. These charters are at a very significant cost. Addition-
ally, Parks Canada charges for the use of the Visitor Quarters next to
the Sable Station. The team members have committed to paying a minimum
of 50% of the cost of the DXpedition. Currently, our fund raising is just
starting to ramp up. We encourage DX'ers worldwide who need Sable Island
to support our efforts. It's been a long six years with trying to make
this DXpedition a reality. The team has had to overcome many obstacles.
Donations can be made directly from our website. Thanks in advance!"
73, Murray Adams WA4DAN
2022 Sable Island CY0S DXpedition Team Leader
DAY-XENIA HAMVENTION NEWS..............................
* Ken Opskar, LA7GIA, Co-Leader of 3Y0J, posted the following update
on the 3Y0J Bouvet Island FaceBook page [edited]: The Dayton Ham-
Vention takes place on May 20-22nd. Please visit the 3Y0J Bouvet
DXpedition team booth# 1508, next to our Premium Sponsor DX Engi-
neering! On Sunday, at 10:30AM in the Forums Room # 4, there will
be a 3Y0J presentation. Lots of cool stuff, prizes and a few sur-
Meet our team members Adrian/KO8SCA, Dave/WD5COV, Otis/NP4G and
* (Reminder) DAY-XENIA HAMVENTION DX HOSPITALITY SUITE. The Northern
Ohio DX Association will once again sponsor a Hospitality Suite (24th
year) at this year's Day-Xenia HamVention. It will be in Suite 1011 on
the 10th floor of the Radisson Hotel Dayton Convention Center (formally
known as the Crowne Plaza Hotel) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
evenings (Look for signs!). All DXers/Contesters are welcome. Munchies
and refreshments will be available. Come and meet the members and
friends of NODXA.
EUDXF NEWS. The European DX Foundation (EUDXF) reports on May 11th:
4U1ITU back on the air (By PB2T).... You may have worked 4U1ITU recently
or you may have seen some 4U1ITU cluster spots. The operation is real
and the station will be on the air until 3 June. After a two year lock
down, the ITU building in Geneva is back in business. Currently a series
of meetings of Study Group 4 (satellites) and 5 (terrestrial and amateur)
Working Parties takes place.
The two year lockdown has not been good for equipment and antennas.
Lots of technical issues had/have to be solved. As it looks now (but we
have to wait and see) 4U1ITU can operate on WARC bands with dipole fixed
NW/SE and use the STEPP-IR on 40/20/15/10. A second radio is now being
set up for 6 meters including FT8.
This activity will most likely be the last one before the reconstruction
of the ITU building starting by the end of the year. The shack will be
closed soon for several years. It is recommended to fill empty bandslots
FM, MARTINIQUE. Gerd, DL7VOG, is once again active as FM/DL7VOG from
Les Trois-Îlets, Martinique (NA-107) until May 24th. Activity will be
holiday style on various HF bands using CW, RTTY and FT8 with some SSB
"upon request". QSNs show he has been on 40/20/10 meters using FT8. QSL
via ClubLog's OQRS (preferred) or by his home callsign (direct or by
FT4/X, KERGUELEN ISLAND (Update). The Les Nouvelles DX reports that
Arthur, FT4XW, has found a location for his equipment and he still has
to find a place to install his inverted V. As reported in December, Arthur
is totally new to ham radio, and is currently working on the Kerguelen
Islands at Port-aux-Francais on a scientific mission as an electronic
engineer. He has been there since October, and will be there until Decem-
ber 2022. He states that he has a XIEGU G90 and a DX Commander SOTA/POTA
vertical antenna. QSL via F6EXV, either direct (standard procedures) or
by the Bureau. LoTW will be uploaded 6 months after the end of operation.
As of May 12th, there has been only one QSNs reported since the beginning
of the year.
HH18, HAITI (Correction/Special Event). Members of the Radio Club D'Haiti
will be activating the special callsign HH18MAI from Port-au-Prince between
May 18-23rd. Activity is to commemorate Haiti's "Flag Day" (May 18th) and
Catherine Flon, who was a Haitian seamstress, patriot and national hero-
ine that sewed Haitian's first flag of the independence as a republic
(1803). QSL via N2OO only (not W3HNK) or ClubLog.
INDEXA NEWS (Press Release, dated May 8th). INDEXA Board member Franz
Langner, DJ9ZB "SK" -- INDEXA is sad to announce that long time INDEXA
Board member Franz Langner, DJ9ZB, became a silent key yesterday (May 7).
He was 80 years old. Franz has been an active DXer and DXpeditioner for
many years. His valued input during his time on the INDEXA Board of
Directors has proved invaluable to the success of our organization.
More to follow as we learn more. RIP Franz! We will miss you dearly.
Bob Schenck, N2OO, President, INDEXA
On behalf of the INDEXA officers, board of directors and ambassadors:
N2OO, WB9Z, W8HC, K4UEE, KO8SCA, N2TU, K4MQG, K0IR, KI4KWR, KZ2I, NP4G,
W3OA and OH2BH
IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between May 9-14th (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
------ ---------- ------------- ------------
AF-004 AO8EU CANARY 20m; SSB
AF-004 EA8ACA CANARY 15m; CW
AF-004 EA8AM CANARY 20m; SSB
AF-004 EA8AO CANARY 12m; FT8
AF-004 EA8B CANARY 15m; SSB
AF-004 EA8UP CANARY 40m; CW
AF-014 CQ3J MADEIRA 15m; FT8
AF-014 CT3IQ MADEIRA 12m; FT8
AF-014 CT3MD MADEIRA 20/17m; CW/SSB
AF-014 CT9ABV MADEIRA 17/15m; CW
AF-014 CT9/OK1DOY MADEIRA 160m;
AF-017 3B9FR RODRIGUES 17/12m; CW/FT8
AF-019 IG9ITO PELAGIE 20/15/10m; SSB
AF-024 S79VU INNER 17m; SSB
AS-001 VU4W ANDAMAN 80/60/40/30/20/17/15/12m; CW/SSB/FT8
AS-002 A91WTIS BAHRAIN 12m; FT8
AS-002 A92GW BAHRAIN 12m; FT8
AS-004 5B4AIF Cyprus 17/10m; SSB
AS-004 5B4VL Cyprus 20/17/12m; SSB
AS-004 ZC4GR Cyprus 17m; FT8
AS-006 VR2IL HONG KONG 80m; FT8
AS-007 7K4TBB/1 HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-007 JF7GDF HONSHU 15m; FT8
AS-007 JL7OXH HONSHU 20m; FT8
AS-019 9V1YC SINGAPORE 15m; FT8
AS-053 HS0ZNV PHUKET 20m; CW
AS-053 HS5NMF PHUKET 15m; FT8
EU-003 CU2CO EASTERN 20m; SSB
EU-004 EA6/4X6TT BALEARIC 20m; SSB
EU-004 EA6EE BALEARIC 30m; FT8
EU-005 MW0GWG/p GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
EU-005 MX0SNB GREAT BRITAIN 20m; CW
EU-009 GM8OFQ ORKNEY 40m; SSB
EU-015 SV9DJO CRETE 15m; SSB
EU-018 OY1CT FAROE 15m; CW
EU-020 SM1ALH GOTLAND COUNTY 20m; SSB
EU-021 TF1EM ICELAND 20m; FT8
EU-021 TF3JB ICELAND 15m; CW
EU-023 9H1TT MALTA 20m; SSB
EU-023 9H5BZ MALTA 20m; SSB
EU-023 9H5JO MALTA 20/17m; SSB
EU-024 IS0DCR SARDINIA 17/10m; SSB
EU-024 IS0FRV SARDINIA 10m; SSB
EU-025 II9WRTC Sicily 40m; CW
EU-025 IT9PQO Sicily 20/6m; SSB/FT8
EU-028 IA5/IK5AEQ TOSCANA (TUSCANY) REGION 40/20m; SSB
EU-032 F6EOC/p SOR-TRONDELAG/MORE OG ROMSDAL COUNTY NORTH 20m; CW
EU-038 PA2JJB TEXEL 40m; SSB
EU-049 SV8DTD Lesvos 15m; FT4
EU-054 IF9ZWA FAVIGNANA 80/15/10/6m; FT8
EU-055 LA/DM2RM SOGN OG FJORDANE/HORDALAND/ROGALAND COUNTY 20m; FT8
EU-057 DL5KUD MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN STATE 20m; CW
EU-067 SV8OVJ KYKLADES 30/17m; CW
EU-093 EB5AG ALICANTE/MURCIA PROVINCE 10m; SSB
EU-114 MU0CGF GUERNSEY 40/20m; SSB
EU-115 MI0AIH IRELAND 40m; SSB
EU-125 OZ/DK8RE JYLLAND WEST 20m; CW
EU-131 IK3PQH VENETO REGION 40/20m; SSB
EU-172 OZ8ZY JYLLAND EAST AND FYN 40m; SSB
NA-015 CO6HLP CUBA 20m; SSB
NA-015 T42ITU CUBA 20/10m; SSB
NA-016 ZF2OO CAYMAN 15m; SSB
NA-018 OX3XR GREENLAND 17m; CW
NA-021 8P6NW BARBADOS 20/17m; SSB
NA-022 VP2EIH ANGUILLA 30/17m; FT8
NA-026 KB1WV NEW YORK STATE 17m; FT8
NA-027 VO1CH NEWFOUNDLAND 20m; SSB
NA-033 HK0/PY8WW San Andres 20m; SSB
NA-096 HH2AA HISPANIOLA 17m; CW
NA-096 HI3A HISPANIOLA 20m; CW
NA-099 KP4JRS PUERTO RICO 20/17m; CW/FT8
NA-099 KP4PUA PUERTO RICO 15m; SSB
NA-099 WP3AV PUERTO RICO 17m; SSB
NA-099 WP3B PUERTO RICO 10m; SSB
NA-107 FM4SA MARTINIQUE 20m; SSB
NA-107 FM5DN MARTINIQUE 10m; SSB
NA-111 AG2J NJ State 17m; FT8
NA-137 WT1A MAINE STATE WEST (YORK TO KNOX COUNTY) 10m; FT8
OC-001 VK2CPC Australia 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK2GR Australia 20m; CW
OC-001 VK2SOL Australia 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK3TB Australia 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK4DX Australia 20m; CW
OC-001 VK6EI Australia 80m; FT8
OC-001 VK7HCK Australia 20m; SSB
OC-006 VK7KO Tasmania 17m; FT8
OC-009 T88JH PALAU 15m; FT8
OC-013 E51BQ RAROTONGA 20m; FT8
OC-016 3D2AG VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 30m; CW
OC-021 YB0AZ JAVA 20/17/10m; SSB
OC-021 YB0ECT JAVA 17m; SSB
OC-021 YB0JVZ JAVA 15m; SSB
OC-021 YB2MVD JAVA 15m; SSB
OC-021 YB3EDD JAVA 15/10m; SSB/FT8
OC-021 YC1EAO JAVA 15m; SSB
OC-021 YC2DBW JAVA 15/10m; SSB
OC-021 YC2XBX JAVA 20m; FT8
OC-021 YC3DOC JAVA 15m; SSB
OC-021 YC3ERZ JAVA 10m; FT8
OC-032 FK4QX NEW CALEDONIA 10m; SSB
OC-032 FK4UJ NEW CALEDONIA 20m; SSB
OC-032 FK8GX NEW CALEDONIA 17m; FT8
OC-034 P29LL NEW GUINEA 15m; SSB
OC-034 YB9VED NEW GUINEA 20m; SSB
OC-036 ZL3IO NORTH 20m; CW
OC-042 DV1VHK LUZON 15m; FT8
OC-054 FW1JG WALLIS 12m; FT8
OC-073 JG8NQJ/JD1 Minami Torishima 17m; CW
OC-088 YC7SQV Borneo 20m; FT8
OC-088 YC7YGR Borneo 15/6m; SSB/FT8
OC-130 DU8VJ Mindanao 20/6m; FT8
OC-134 ZL4TT SOUTH 20m; FT8
OC-139 VK5AVB Kangaroo 20/10m; SSB
OC-143 YC5YZ SUMATRA 15m; FT8
OC-146 YB8RVI CELEBES 40m; FT8
OC-146 YC8CGK CELEBES 20m; FT8
SA-002 VP8CLE FALKLAND 40m; FT8
SA-002 VP8LP FALKLAND 12/10m; SSB/FT4
SA-009 9Z4A Tobago 10m; FT8
SA-036 P43W ARUBA 20m; SSB
** 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-107. Members of the SIAM DX Group Club (E20AX) will be active as
E20AX/P from Samet Island between May 15-17th. Operators
mentioned are JayCie/E20NKB, Champ/E21EIC, John/E22JTJ, Tony/
E24OYI, Bun/E25KAE, E25OKO, Mew/E29TGW, Tha/HS2KYA, Art/HS2UPR
and Noi/HS3NBR. Activity will be on 40-10 meters (80m if space
allows) using CW, SSB and FT8. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 3530, 7030, 10115, 14040, 18098, 21040, 24920 and 28040
SSB - 7055 14260, 18128, 21260, 24950 and 28460 kHz
They will have 2-3 stations running simultaneously. QSL via
LoTW and E21EIC. QSL cards will automatically be sent to all
successful QSOs via the Bureau.
AS-200. Take, JI3DST, will once again be active as JI3DST/5 (mainly
for DX and 6m Multi-Hop) [not used, JI3DST/P for FT8], JJ5RBH
(mainly for DX and JA) [without /P or /5,Fix QTH] and JS6RRR/5
(mainly for JA, JS8RRR/P for FT8) from Shodo Island (Shikoku's
Coastal Islands) between 0700z, May 15th, and 0000z, July 4th.
Operation may vary due to heavy rain or other conditions.
Activity will be on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6/2m meters (and
70cm) using CW, SSB and FT8 (possibly FM/RTTY). QSL JI3DST/5
via ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW, direct or by the Bureau*. QSL JJ5RBH
via ClubLog, LoTW or Bureau*. QSL JS8RRR/5 via ClubLog, LoTW
or Bureau*. *NO need to request by OQRS.
EU-032. The Les Nouvelles DX reports that Marc, F6HQP, will be active
from the Island of Oléron (DIFM AT025) between May 20-25th.
Depending on the weather and the tides, Marc will also try
to activate (non-IOTAs) Nole Island (DIFM AT123) and Madame
Island (DIFM AT024). Times will be posted on his QRZ.com page
the day before. Activity will be mainly on 40/20 meters using
SSB. QSL via the Bureau.
EU-045. Alessandro, IU3EDK, will be active as IB0V from Ventotene
Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). Activity
will be holiday style and there may be operations before and
after the contest. QSL via IU3EDK, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-050. Franco, IZ5IUY, will be active as IL7/IZ5IUY from San Domino
Island, Tremiti Archipelago, between July 2-21st. Activity
will be on 80-2 meters using SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via IZ5IUY,
direct or by the Bureau (preferred).
EU-052. Phil, G7BZD, is hoping to be active as SV8/G7BZD from Corfu
between May 31st and June 11th. Mainly operating while beach-
side, activity will be on 40-10 meters (more likely to be 20m)
using an Elecraft KX2 (w/10w) into a wire antenna. QSL via
eQSL or LoTW. NO paper QSLs.
NA-062. Leonard, K1NU, will be active as K1JV (1A Operators Club Call)
from Shelter Key (WW Loc. EL94), Key Colony Beach, FL, between
June 11-18th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW
and FT8. QSL via K1NU, direct, ClubLog or LoTW.
NA-085. Bruce, K5TEN, who usually activates Dog Island (WW. Loc EL79)
every year in June as K4D, will be active this year between
May 16th and 26th. Dog Island (USI FL005S, WW Loc.EL79), Florida,
is an extremely rare IOTA because access is controlled by the
25 or so homeowners on the island. There are no hams on the
island, and the only activations have been done by Bruce over
the last 9 years. Access is by permission only and permission
by one of the homeowners. It is only accessible by private
charter or single engine fixed wing aircraft and by charter
boat. The airstrip is overgrown so private charter is the only
real choice. There are no streets, roads, stop signs, trendy
cafes, or beach-front bars. If you need it, you bring it. This
year's activity will only be on 40-6 meters primarily on CW,
SSB, FM, using 100 watts an ICOM 7100 into an off center fed
dipole. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 7027.5, 7110, 10110, 14027.5, 21027.5 and 28010 kHz
SSB - 7185, 14260, 21285 and 28310 kHz
QSL via K5TEN, SASE REQUIRED for stateside and DX (DX 1 USDs
REQUIRED). Also, QSL via the Bureau or eQSL (Is Best). See
QRZ.com or May QST for more details.
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......
IR4, ITALY (LH Op). Members of the 5nnDXCC Contest Club will be active
as IR4DX from Goro Lighthouse (IT0004), located on the Isola dell'Amore
on the Adriatic Sea, during the 25th anniversary of the International
Lighthouse/LightShip Weekend (ILLW) August 20-21st. QSL via eQSL or LoTW.
JD1, OGASAWARA (6m DXpedition). Operators Koji/JE3GRO and Kiyomitsu/
JR3DVL will be active as JD1BQI and JD1/JR3DVL, respectively, from Chi-
chijima Island (WW Loc. QL17cb) between 2200z, June 30th and 1500z, July
8th. The purpose of this activity will be 6m EME and Multi-hop ES to NA,
EU and for those who need JD1/O for an all time new one (ATNO). Suggested
frequencies/modes are 50.323 MHz FT8 and Q65-60A EME is around 50.200
MHz. QSL routes will be announced on QRZ.com. For more details, updates
and activity schedule, watch QRZ.com (under JD1BQI).
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Mariano, LU8EOT, will be active as KP2B from
the Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands (NA-023), station (remotely)
during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry. QSL via EB7DX.
OFFICERS FOR 2022-2023. On Thursday, April 14th, during an On-Air Meeting,
the members of Northern Ohio DX Association (NODXA) re-elected the following
to serve as officers between May 2022 and May 2023:
President: Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Vice President: Dennis Stuber, K8LBT
Secretary: Glenn Williams, AF8C
Treasurer: Mary Michaelis, N8DMM
Newsletter Editor: David Autry, WD8IOU
For more information about NODXA, check out the club's Web site at:
NODXA has a FaceBook page at:
OH0, ALAND ISLANDS (Reminder). Operators Keijo/OG5O/OG55W/OH2OT and XYL
Raila/OH2HOD will be active as OH0/OG5O and OH0/OH2HOD, respectively,
from Lemland Island, Aland Islands (EU-002, rare WW Loc. KO09cx) between
May 21-27th. Activity is to celebrate Keijo's 50th anniversary of ham
radio and contesting! Operations will be on 160-6 meters, including 60
meters (FT8), using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8/FT4. QSL via ClubLog (direct/
Bureau) or LoTW.
OPDX MAILING LIST (Just A Reminder). Details on how to subscribe and
unsubscribe from the "OPDX Mailing List" are at the bottom of this
bulletin. PLEASE pass the word around.... Thanks and 73 de Tedd KB8NW
PLEASE NOTE: OUTLOOK users PLEASE read below.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (May 16-22nd).......
May/16th HN May/19th AN May/21st HN
May/17th HN May/20th HN May/22nd 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
(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 15th)
QSL-INFO from various sources provided by OPDX
3B9FR via M0OXO EA6/4X6TT via N4GNR (d) OG2P via OH2PM
3D2EZ via SP5ES EA6/EA3HSO via N4GNR OH0CO via SM6CCO
4X0RMN via 4X6ZM & (L) EA8/ON4ROB via ON4ROB OH8SSAB via OH8DR
4X74FD via 4X4FD (L/e) EX/R4FCN via R2BZ OK/DF9PE/P via DF9PE (e)
4X74VF via K1FJ EX/R4FCN via R4FCN & (L/B/C/e) P29LL via EA7FTR
5B/DL1ASA/p via DL1ASA EX/R5AF via R5AF PA1TT via DJ5AN & (L)
5B4AMM via UT5UDX & (L) FJ/K2LIO via K2LIO PA50PKZ via PA2PKZ
5H2RE via 4Z4DX (L/C) FM5BH via W3HNK PC70RH via PF1SCT
5X7W via M0OXO GM4FOC via G3SWH PJ4DX via M0URX
7Q7CT via JH1AJT GW6XX via M0OXO PJ4EVA via M0URX
9G5AR via N4GNR HB0/DL2SBY via DL2SBY (O/d/L) PJ4MM via M0URX
9J2BO via EA5GL HB90JU via HB9VC (B) PS2GOB via PT2OP
9N7AA via S57DX HI3K via EB7DX SN150BRAIL via SP2PBY
9N7CI via SP6CIK HK0/PY8WW via PY8WW (d/L) SP20SDW via SP3POB
A25VR via VE7VR HP2DFA via EC6DX & (L) T42ITU via M0OXO (O)
A61Q via EA7FTR HS0ZJF via ON4AFU T88HF via JF1GHX
AP2SD via EA5ZD IA5/IK5AEQ via IK5AEQ (d/B/L) TR8CA via F6CBC
CE2SV via N7RO IQ5PJ/P via IK5WOB & (L) V4/K2KA via K2KA
CN66PA via CN8ZG (d) IQ5VK via E7URI(B); IZ5MMH(d) V85A via EB7DX
CN66ZG via CN8ZG (d) KP2M via NZ4DX (d/L) VP5MA via I2HBW (O)
CT7/PA3GCU via PA3GCU & (L) KP3RE via EA5GL & (L) VP8CLE via G1OCN
CT9ABV via DL5AXX KP4/K6DTT via K6DTT (L) VP9IN via EC6DX
D2EB via IZ3ETU MU0CGF/P via M0CGF VU4W via YL2GN
DU1/NF0O via K8CW NL8F via N7RO ZC4GR via EB7DX
DV1IIW via IK2DUW OA6/DD5ZZ via DD5ZZ ZF2OO via WB2REM (O/L)
(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......
ZD7MT QSL UPDATE. Barrie states "the mail system here on the island is
somewhat frustrating at the moment" and "plans for the online LoTW for
QSLing is still yet to be considered and is taking its time!" Read his
complete report at: https://www.qrz.com/db/ZD7MY
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3DA0RU, 4Z4DX, 6K5YIA, 9M2TO, 9M2ZAK, BA4MY,
BA7LLU, BA7LUI, BD4SUH, BD5CAM, BG5IRF, BG5TTC, BG5UER, BG7IEJ, BG8TFN,
BH4BNQ, BV7CW, BX4AQ, BX6AD, CD3TSK, CE4KTM, DS4AKP, DS4QLF, DS5WQR,
E22HBS, EA5L, EA8TL, FK4QX, FW1JG, G4SEN, HC2AO, HC2FG, HD8FG, HI3CC,
HL1MKT, HL2AHL, HL2MHU, HL5BCH, HL5BMX, IG9ITO, IU3BTY, JA0FOX, JA2ITK,
JA6ENL, JA6SRB, JA7JND, JA9NFO, JM1DKA, JT1DN, KH6LC, LU1FAM, LU3MAM,
LU4FTA, LU5FF, LU6FHO, LU7MC, LY4A, M0RQX, M0TTQ, MM7WAB, PJ4DX, R0AJQ,
RA0LX, RA4CX, RV9WF, SA6CBN, SP7ATA, SV1LHZ, SV2HJQ, TC60TRAC, TR8CA,
TZ1CE, TZ4AM, UA0LOQ, UR5FSP/MM, VA3ECO, VA3IKE, VA6WWW, VK6AS, VR2CH,
W1UAA (NA-046), YI3WHR, YX5IOTA (SA-044) and ZB2TT
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3DA0RU, 5T5PA, 5T5PA/P, 7X7X, CP1XRM, EX0DX,
FR4OM, OH0Z, TZ1CE, V55Y and XV1X
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....
TA, TURKEY (Reminder). Byron, KF8UN, will be active as TA/KF8UN from
Turkey between May 22-24th. Activity will be mainly 20 meters SSB. QSL
via his home callsign direct.
TY, BENIN. A station signing TY5TZ has been active on 20/15 meters CW.
Currently, no other details are available. WFWL.
V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS. Stewie, WV7MS (V7/WV7MS), announced on May 10th
that he now has a new callsign V73MS as of May 6th. He also has a new
operating location from Kwajalein Atoll (WW Loc. RJ39rj), Marshall Islands.
He states that he is on the air daily on 20/17/15 meters between 0600-
0900z using a FT-857D with 100 watts. Stewie will do skeds (see QRZ.com
for his E-amil address). He is currently in the process of setting up
LoTW. QSL via eQSL.
VG1-7/VX1-9/XJ1-2/XK0-2, CANADA (Special Event). Radio amateurs in Canada
are permitted to use the following special callsign prefixes in celebration
of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, who is the constitutional
monarchy serving as the head of Canada. These prefixes are in use between
May 15th, 2022, and July 14th, 2022. Here are the prefixes they can use:
Province & Special Province & Special Province & Special
Territory Event Territory Event Territory Event
Prefixes Prefixes Prefixes Prefixes Prefixes Prefixes
---------- -------- ---------- --------- ---------- ---------
VE1 (NS) ---> VX1 VA4 (MB) ---> VG4 VE8 (NT) ---> VX8
VA1 (NS) ---> VG1 VE5 (SK) ---> VX5 VE9 (NB) ---> VX9
VE2 (QC) ---> VX2 VA5 (SK) ---> VG5 VO1 (NF) ---> XJ1
VA2 (QC) ---> VG2 VE6 (AB) ---> VX6 VO2 (LAB)---> XJ2
VE3 (ON) ---> VX3 VA6 (AB) ---> VG6 VY0 (NU) ---> XK0
VA3 (ON) ---> VG3 VE7 (BC) ---> VX7 VY1 (YT) ---> XK1
VE4 (MB) ---> VX4 VA7 (BC) ---> VG7 VY2 (PEI)---> XK2
Complete details at:
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Mario, W4HBW, (formerly VP5VMA, I2HBW,
3A2NY), is once again back on Providenciales Island (NA-002) and is active
as VP5MA. The length of his stay is not known at this time. Activity has
been on 80/40/17/10 meters using FT8. QSLs for VP5MA can only be direct
or via ClubLog's OQRS.
VU4W ANDAMAN ISLANDS DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). By the time you read this,
Yuris, YL2GM/VU3FZC, should be going QRT as VU4W from the Andaman Islands
(AS-001). He announced that May 14th would be his last day.
As of print time, the following was posted on ClubLog on May 15th, at
0158z: Total QSOs are 33145 with 9834 unique callsigns. Breakdown of modes
are: 13359/CW, 847/SSB and 18939/FT8. Breakdown by (%) continent are:
0.5/AF, 34.7/AS, 56.3/EU, 4.4/NA, 3.2/OC and 1.0/SA. See ClubLog at:
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
(email@example.com) 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. NO eQSL.
For more details and updates, see the VU4W Web site at:
WP3, PUERTO RICO (NA-099). Yuriy, N2TTA, will be active as WP3C in the
CQWW WPX SSB Contest (May 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.
Activity will also count for the WLOTA as LH-2802. QSL via M0OXO. To
see the WP3C/NP4DX contest station, go to the Web page at:
FaceBook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WP3C.NP4DX.PR.Contest.Station
ZL, NEW ZEALAND. Operators Geoff/ZL3GA and Phil/ZL3PAH will use the "Quake
Contesters" callsign ZL3X during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as
a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog or direct to ZL3PAH. No Bureau.