August 15 2022
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent from Strongsville, Ohio
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& 425 DX News, LA4LN, Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following
"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, 7th-August, through Sunday, 14th-August there were 213
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P,
8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV,
BY, C3, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU,
E3, 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, H4, HA, HB,
HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J7, JA, JT,
JW, JX, JY, K, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH,
OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, S0, S2,
S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ,
TK, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V8, VE, VK, VK0M,
VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2,
Z3, Z6, Z8, 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".
2022 ILLW. The International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW) will
take place next weekend, August 20-21st. As of August 14th, there is a
total of 340 registered participate that will be active during the weekend.
For a complete list of announced entries:
4M5, VENAZUELA (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club Venezolano Casa
Regional San Antonio de los Altos will be active with the special callsign
4M5MAG from San Antonio de los Altos Miranda between September 1st and
December 31st, during the International Radio Marathon 2022. Activity
will be on 160/80/40/20/15/10/6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via
LoTW, ClubLog or eQSL.
4W, TIMOR LESTE. Satoshi, JH2EUV, is once again active as 4W/JH2EUV from
Timor Leste (Oc-148). Length of activity is unknown at this time. Activity
has been mainly FT8. Watch for him on 40-10 meters. QSL via JH2EUV, by the
Bureau, direct or LoTW.
4X01-4X05, ISRAEL (LH Op). Members of the Israel Amateur Radio Club will
activate 5 lighthouses and participate in the upcoming International
Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW), August 20-21st. Look for the following
lighthouses: Lighthouse Callsign ILLW#
---------- -------- -----
Jaffa 4X01LH IL001
Stella Maris 4X02LH IL002
Ashdod 4X03LH IL003
Acre 4X04LH IL004
Tel Aviv 4X05LH IL005
QSL all callsigns via 4X6ZM. Look for details on how to obtain a special
certificate on QRZ.com or (https://iarc.org/lighthouse/).
5B, CYPRUS. Lord Paul, G0KPH, will be active as 5B/G0KPH from Paphos,
Cyprus, until August 25th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF
bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (FT8/FT4). QSL via G0KPH, direct,
by the Bureau, eQSL, ClubLog or LoTW.
A3, TONGA (Update). Masa, JA0RQV, posted the following updates on QRZ.com,
July 30th [edited]: "I will have to temporarily return to JA due to my
family's critical situation in hospital. I will QRT between 3rd August
and 22nd August 2022."
AT3, INDIA (LH Op). Rajesh, VU2EXP, from Rajkot (Gujarat), India, will
activate for the first time the Veraval Lighthouse (ILLW IN0026, ARLHS
WLOL IND 166, WW Loc. ML50ev) between August 19-22nd. He will use the
special callsign AT3VLH. The lighthouse is situated at the south coast
of Gujarat State in India. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters using
CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Rajesh will also be on the FM satellites.
QSL via VU2EXP, direct or by the Bureau. For more details, see QRZ.com.
AT75/AU75, INDIA. As mentioned last week, India is celebrating their
75th anniversary of India's Independence. Look for more of the following
stations to be active:
AT75CW -- Op Rajesh, VU2CW, from Gurgaon (ML88mk); between September
1st and October 2nd. QSL via VU2CW.
AT75HGT -- Op Jai, VU2YYE, from Secunderabad (MK97gl); August 15th.
QSL via VU2YYE.
AT75RADIO -- Op Rajesh, VU2CW, from Gurgaon (ML88mk); between August
10-21st. QSL via VU2CW.
AT75RS -- Op Sarath, VU2RS, from Vidyanagar; between August 10-21st.
QSL via VU2RS.
AU75BGG -- Op Balu, VU2BGG, from Belgaum; until September 12th. QSL
AU75JRO -- Op Mani, from Hubi; between August 10-21st. QSL via VU2JRO
AU75SMS -- Op Manju, VU2SMS, from Karnataka; between August 10-21st.
QSL via VU2SMS direct.
CE0Y, EASTER ISLAND. Roberto, CE3CT, is now active as CE0Y/CE3CT from
Easter Island (SA-001) until August 18th. Activity will be holiday style
with a focus on 30/17/12 meters using mainly CW. However, he has been
reported on 40/15 meters and on FT8. QSL via LoTW or direct to: Roberto
Ramirez, Eduardo Cruz Coke 389 office C, Santiago, Chile.
CE3, CHILE (Update/Special Event). To celebrate the day of the Chilean
Radio Amateur on Sunday, August 14th, the following stations will be on
the air: Ricardo/CE3RV, Hugo/CE3BBC, Juan/CE3GKU and Héctor/CE3FZL. All
four operators are from the "Amigos en Radio" Group. A special QSL will
be available for a single contact. Activity will be on 40/20/10m SSB and
40/15/10m FT8. The digital QSL will be sent to all those who send their
QSL info (new) by the end of August 2022 to the E-mail address at:
GB2, ENGLAND (LH Op). Members of the Humber Fortress DX Amateur Radio
Club (HFDXARC) [https://hfdxarc.com/] will be activating GB2SL over the
International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW), August 20-21st, from
Spurn Point 'High Light' Lighthouse (Spurn Head Peninsula)[ILLW UK0080].
QSL via eQSL only.
HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Fred/DL5YM and his XYL Tina/DL5YL will once again be
active as HB0/DL5YM and HB0/DL5YL, respectively, from Masescha (Chalet
Wanni) between September 7-27th. Activity is usually limited because
they will be hiking during the daytime hours. Operations will be on 160-6
meters using mostly CW, with some SSB and RTTY (NO FT8). Look at QRZ.com
for times of operations. Watch for some activity in the CQWW DX RTTY
Contest (September 24-25th). QSL via their home callsigns, direct, by
the DARC Bureau or ClubLog. NO eQSL or LoTW.
IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between August 8-13th (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
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AF-004 EA8AAH CANARY 17m; FT8
AF-004 EA8AT CANARY 40m; FT8
AF-004 EG8HKT CANARY 20/15m; SSB
AF-013 5R8LH MADAGASCAR 15m; FT8
AF-019 IG9ITO PELAGIE 20/15m; SSB
AF-022 ZD7BG ST HELENA 17m; CW
AF-022 ZD7FT ST HELENA 17/10m; CW/SSB
AF-057 5R8BM MADAGASCAR'S COASTAL W 20m; SSB
AS-004 5B4AIX Cyprus 17m; SSB
AS-007 JA0PI HONSHU 40m; SSB
AS-007 JF1EHM HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-007 JH3CUL HONSHU 15m; FT8
AS-007 JH3IEG HONSHU 15m; FT8
AS-007 JH3NGD HONSHU 20m; SSB
AS-007 JR7TKG HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-013 8Q7AG Maldives 17m; FT8
AS-015 9M2TO PINANG STATE 15m; FT8
AS-019 9V1HY SINGAPORE 15m; SSB
AS-049 JL3RNZ/6 Kuchino 17m; CW
AS-078 JL8PZO HOKKAIDO 17m; SSB
AS-099 TA3J/0 CANAKKALE/BALIKESIR/IZMIR PROVINCE 20/12m; SSB
EU-001 SV5AZK DODECANESE 15m; FT8
EU-001 SV5BYR DODECANESE 20m; SSB
EU-001 SV5RLH DODECANESE 40m; SSB
EU-004 EC6FK BALEARIC 20m; SSB
EU-005 2M0JST GREAT BRITAIN 15m; FT8
EU-005 G0PHP GREAT BRITAIN 15m; SSB
EU-005 G2BKZ GREAT BRITAIN 17m; SSB
EU-005 G3SFG/p GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
EU-005 G8GHD GREAT BRITAIN 17m; FT8
EU-005 M0MJA/p GREAT BRITAIN 40m; FT8
EU-014 TK/IK1BPL CORSICA 40m; CW
EU-015 SV9RKU CRETE 17m; SSB
EU-015 SW9AA CRETE 20m; CW
EU-018 OY/DL2JRM FAROE 20m; CW
EU-018 OY1CT FAROE 20m; CW
EU-018 OY7EE FAROE 40/20m; CW
EU-018 OY9JD FAROE 20m; CW
EU-023 9H5JO MALTA 17m; SSB
EU-024 II0IGNL SARDINIA 20m; SSB
EU-024 IS0/OM2TW SARDINIA 40m; CW
EU-024 IS0FDW SARDINIA 20m; SSB
EU-024 IS0GQX SARDINIA 15m; CW
EU-025 IT9VPT Sicily 20m; SSB
EU-026 JW5E Spitsbergen 20m; CW
EU-028 IA5/IK1MNF TOSCANA (TUSCANY) REGION 40m; SSB
EU-028 IK1MNF/IA5 TOSCANA (TUSCANY) REGION 40/20m; SSB
EU-031 IC8FBU CAMPANIA REGION 40m; CW
EU-031 IC8HRG CAMPANIA REGION 20m; SSB
EU-041 IM0FFM MADDALENA 20m; FT8
EU-048 F5OWK BRETAGNE (MORBIHAN) REGION 17m; FT8
EU-052 SV8AQY IPEIROS/DYTIKI ELLAS REGION 20m; SSB
EU-055 LA/SP7VC SOGN OG FJORDANE/HORDALAND/ROGALAND COUNTY 20m; SSB
EU-067 SV8/SV0XBF KYKLADES 20m; FT8
EU-115 EI9JM IRELAND 20m; FT8
EU-115 GI0LDI IRELAND 20m; SSB
EU-115 MI6OLJ IRELAND 20m; SSB
EU-116 MD2C ISLE OF MAN 20m; CW
EU-120 G7RES ENGLISH COASTAL 10m; FT8
EU-127 DL3LBP/p Helgoland 30m; FT8
EU-128 DL9MDW/p SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN STATE EAST 40m; CW
EU-131 IK3RIY VENETO REGION 20m; CW
EU-131 IK3PQH VENETO REGION 40/20m; SSB/RTTY/FT8/FT4
EU-132 SP/DK2AMS SZCZECIN/KOSZALIN PROVINCE 40m; SSB
EU-136 9A2YOTA Krk 40/20m; SSB
EU-143 EA7LM CADIZ/HUELVA PROVINCE 15m; CW
EU-163 4O/HA8LLH MONTENEGRO 30/20m; CW
EU-169 ZA/HA8QW Sazan 20/17m; CW
EU-175 CU3AK/p CENTRAL 20m; CW
NA-005 VP9IN BERMUDA 20m; SSB
NA-008 VY0ERC NUNAVUT (ELLESMERE) 20m; CW
NA-015 CO2WL CUBA 17m; SSB
NA-015 CO6WD CUBA 20m; FT8
NA-022 VP2EIH ANGUILLA 20m; SSB
NA-022 VP2EVL ANGUILLA 20m; SSB
NA-031 AA1AC RHODE ISLAND STATE 17m; FT8
NA-052 N1UL FLA STATE SW (COLLIER/MONROE COUNTY) 10m; FT8
NA-065 K7IOC WASHINGTON STATE NORTH 20m; FT8
NA-099 KP4PUA PUERTO RICO 20m; SSB
NA-099 WP3TM PUERTO RICO 17m; SSB
NA-099 WP4KMB PUERTO RICO 30m; FT8
NA-101 J72IMS DOMINICA 40m; SSB
NA-104 V4/NT5V ST KITTS AND NEVIS 12m; FT8
NA-137 KK4YW/1 MAINE STATE WEST (YORK TO KNOX COUNTY) 15m; FT8
NA-137 W1DED MAINE STATE WEST (YORK TO KNOX COUNTY) 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK2GGC Australia 40m; SSB
OC-001 VK2PKT Australia 20m; FT8
OC-001 VK2WCP Australia 40m; FT8
OC-001 VK7OR Australia 40m; FT8
OC-001 VL4R Australia 40m; SSB
OC-013 E51BQ RAROTONGA 10m; FT8
OC-021 YB0IBM JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-021 YB0JVZ JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-021 YB1ARN JAVA 15m; SSB
OC-021 YB1DNF JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-021 YB1EAO JAVA 15m; SSB
OC-021 YB2MVD JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-021 YC1OSI JAVA 15m; FT8
OC-021 YC2DBW JAVA 15m; SSB
OC-021 YC3DOC JAVA 15m; SSB
OC-022 YB5DDE BALI 15m; SSB
OC-022 YE9BJM BALI 15m; SSB
OC-032 FK8FI NEW CALEDONIA 40m; FT8
OC-032 FK8HM NEW CALEDONIA 40m; FT8
OC-032 FK8HQ NEW CALEDONIA 20m; FT8
OC-034 8G22FBLB NEW GUINEA 40m; FT8
OC-036 ZL1WN NORTH 20m; SSB
OC-036 ZL2ABK NORTH 20m; SSB
OC-042 4I1EBD LUZON 40m; FT8
OC-088 9M8DEN BORNEO 20m; FT8
OC-129 VA7CD/DU7 VISAYAN 20m; FT8
OC-143 8I77I SUMATRA 15m; SSB
OC-143 8I77N SUMATRA 15m; SSB
OC-143 YB5DDE SUMATRA 15m; SSB
OC-143 YC5AKH SUMATRA 15m; SSB
OC-146 YC8SZG CELEBES 40m; FT8
OC-161 YB6RMT NIAS AND BATU 15m; FT8
SA-001 CE0Y/CE3CT EASTER 40m; CW
SA-002 VP8LP FALKLAND 15m; SSB
SA-002 VP8TAA FALKLAND 20/15m; SSB/FT8
SA-011 9Y4DG TRINIDAD 30m; FT8
SA-028 PY2DNR SAO PAULO STATE EAST 15m; FT8
SA-068 8R1AK/P GUYANA 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"
EU-012. Members of Zetland ARC, formerly the Lerwick ARC located on
the Shetland Islands, will be on HF taking part in the Inter-
national Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend (ILLW) again from
Eshaness Lighthouse (UK00058; aka ARLHS SCO-075)) on August
20-21st, as GB2ELH. This will be the club's 22d annual entry
in the event. QSL cards direct only please via GB2ELH on
QRZ.com or by the Bureau. Visit the Zetland ARC Web page at:
See their Web cam at:
EU-018. Operators Col/MM0NDX and Jonathan/MM0OKG will be active as
OY/MM0NDX and OY/MM0OKG, respectively, from Rituvik (south-
eastern part of the Faroe islands) between September 1-5th.
Activity will be on various HF bands and modes using vertical
antennas next to the Atlantic Ocean. There is an opportunity
for one or two operators to join them, if interested, contact
them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
EU-041. Giuseppe, IK5WWA, will be active as IM0M from La Maddalena
between September 1-13th. Activity will be on various HF bands
plus 6 meters (he will not have antennas for 160 and 30 meters).
He states [edited], "On September 11th, I will participate in
the I.I.A. Italian Island Award, while on September 6th (on VHF)
and September 8th (on 6 meters). I will be active for the I.A.C.
Italian Activity Contest." QSL via his home callsign, by the
Bureau or direct.
EU-047. Chris, DL4FO, will be active as DL4FO/P from Baltrum Island
(DLFF-0010, POTA DA-0094) between August 16-22nd. Activity
will be holiday style on various HF bands using mostly CW
with some SSB and FT8, while operating QRP. QSL via DL4FO.
EU-067. For a second year, members of the RAAC/Cyclades DX Club will
participate in the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend
(ILLW), August 20-21st, from the Gaiduronisi Islet Lighthouse
(ILLW GR0005, ARLHS GRE069) or aka Didymi islet near the Island
of Syros. They will have a team of 12 operators using the call-
sign SZ8G. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and
FT8 (F/H), with 100 watts and dipoles. Suggested frequencies
CW - 3525, 7025, 10118, 14025, 18085, 21025 and 28025 kHz
SSB - 3690, 7120, 14260, 18130, 21260 and 28490 kHz
FT8(F/H) - 3580, 7060, 10131, 14098, 18095, 21098 and 28095 kHz
QSL via LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog (no paper QSL cards).
ONLINE CLUBLOG: https://clublog.org/logsearch/SZ8G
ONLINE LIVESTREAM: https://clublog.org/livestream/SZ8G
YOUTUBE VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXmM3cBSg6s
More details and pictures are available on QRZ.com.
NA-112. Alex, AK4AM, will once again be active as AK4AM/p from Atlantic
Beach, Bogue Banks (WW Loc. FM14pq), between September 2-6th.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using a Yaesu FT-991A and an
an Ultimax Antennas DX Extreme 124' End-Fed Halfwave antenna
about 300' from the ocean waves. See his setup on QRZ.com.
QSL via LoTW.
IOTA TRIP. Jack, G8DX, will be active sometime in October on a holiday
style operation to Sardinia Island [IS0/G8DX] (EU-024), Corsica
Island [TK/G8DX] (EU-014) and Rhodes Island [SV5/G8DX] (EU-001).
Activity will be on various bands using mostly CW with 100 watts
and wire antennas. QSL via G8DX direct or LoTW.
ADDED NOTE: Operators Jack/G8DX and Rich/M5RIC will do a
"Short DXFC" operation (http://www.dxfc.org/) from Corsica
Island [TK/G8DX](EU-014) between November 10-11th.
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......
IS0, SARDINIA (LH Op). Tony, IK2GAU, will be active as IK2GAU/IS0 from
Budoni, Sardinia Island (EU-024), Italy. Activity will be on various HF
bands. QSL via his home callsign, eQSL or LoTW.
JD1, MINAMI TORISHIMA. QSL Manager Sin, JA8CJY, reports that Take, JG8NQJ,
will once again be active as JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island, Minami Tori-
shima (OC-073, JCG 10007), starting sometime around September 15th, and
will be there for 3 months. He is usually there to work on the island's
weather station. Activity will be limited to his spare time. Usually he
will be mainly on 17 meters, but may try 40/30 meters and will also be
on 20/15/12/10/6 meters using CW (possibly RTTY), with an Icom IC-706
and 50W. QSL via JA8CJY or by the Bureau via JG8NQJ.
JD1, OGASAWARA ISLANDS. Kou, JP1IHD, will be active using his newly ac-
quired callsign JD1BQP from Chichijima, Ogasawara Islands (AS-031), be-
tween October 26th and November 3rd. Activity will be on various HF bands,
and he will participate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). QSL
via JP1IHD. For updates, watch his Twitter page at:
JY, JORDAN. Nart, JY5IB, has been very active from Amman over the past
few weeks. Activity has been on 60-12 meters using FT8. QSL via JY5IB
direct only. No IRCs or Bureau QSLs. All QSOs are uploaded to QRZ.com
logbook and LoTW.
LY770, LITHUANIA. Kes, LY1CT, is now active as LY770CT from Klaipeda,
the third largest Lithuanian city in terms of population and area located
in Western Lithuania, until October 14th. Activity is to celebrate the
770th anniversary of the founding of the city of Klaipeda. Activity will
be on 160m-70cm using CW, SSB, FM and the Digital modes. QSL via the
Bureau, eQSL or LoTW.
N7, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Look for Special Event Station (SES)
N7C to be active again between August 10-19th. Activity is the 18th annual
special event station's celebration of the "Navajo Code Talkers", normally
from Chinle, AZ. Operators "usually" are Ray/W7USA, Bob/K7BHM, John/W5PDW
and Herb/N7HG (who's father was a Code Talker). Activity will be on CW,
SSB and FT8. Suggested frequencies are 7265, 14265 and 18130 kHz. QSL via
N7HG or N7C at the QRZ.com address. A certificate is also available (see
QRZ.com for details).
OG0, ALAND ISLAND (Correction to OPDX.1574). Operators Alex/UT5UY/OH5UY,
Pasi/OH2MZB, Jouni/OH2JIU, Niko/OH5CZ, Toni/OH5CY, Jere/OH5ELX and Juha/
OH5CW will be active as OG0C (not OH5CW) from Aland Islands (Rare QRA
KO09) between August 20-27th. Activity will be on 160-2 meters with a
focus on 6 meters and the WARC bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL
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.
PJ2, CURACAO. Frank, PH2M, will be active as PJ2/PH2M from Curacao between
September 10-25th. Activity will be holiday style on 60-6 meters, including
30/17/12m, using mainly FT8. QSL via PH2M, by the Bureau, direct, ClubLog
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 15-21st).......
August/15th AN August/18th HN August/20th HN
August/16th AN August/19th HN August/21st 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) (August 14th)
QSL-INFO from various sources provided by OPDX
3B9FA via 3B8FA CN23PA via CN8PA OE/HA5DDX via UR5DDX
3B9GF via 3B8GF CN23ZG via CN8ZG OG70AD via OH3AD & (L)
3B9GL via 3B8GL D4L via IK2NCJ & (L) OK/SQ5AM via SQ5AM
4K6AG/P via DC9RI DP1POL via DL1ZBO ON37IOF via ON7QC
4K7DK via DK1DKE (d/B) DU3/K3YR via K3YR OO7Z/P via ON6KZ
4O/HA8LLH via HA8LLH EA8/ON4EM via ON4EM OR7G/P via ON7VG
5Z4PA via M0URX ED2FPA via EA2RCA OY/DL2JRM via DL2JRM
6Y60EH via 6Y5EH EG75AM via EG75AM (e) OY7EE via OZ2I (C/L)
8Q7AG via IZ2DUW EL2DT via N2OO OZ/PD5WVE via PD5WVE
9A100QO via 9A9A EX0DX via HB9DUR PV2K via EA5GL & (L)
9A1WFF/P via 9A2MF F/DC8TM/P via DC8TM R770GU via RW1QN
9A1YOTA via 9A9A F/DF3TS/P via DF3TS RN20LH via RZ3EC
9A2YOTA via 9A9A F/HB9AFI/P via HB9AFI S79/E76AA via E76AA
9A3YOTA via 9A9A F/HB9CDH/P via HB9CDH SB6A via SA6AOA (L)
9A4YOTA via 9A9A GB1CSR via M0OLT & (e) SM/DD4SS/P via DD4SS
9A73KD via 9A2KD GB22GE via M0OXO SV8/SV2FQP via SV2FQP (L/e)
9N1CA via EA5ZD GB22GM via M0OXO SW9AA via LZ1PM
9V1ZV via EA5GL HA/SQ9MDF/P via SQ9MDF SX100MRH via SZ2RWM (d/e)
A60A via EA7FTR & (L) HB0/DK2KK via DK2KK TK/F8ARR via F8ARR
A61Q via EA7FTR HB0/HB9LCW via HB9LCW TM55TDL via F4IVC
AM230CW via EA2CW HD1HERO via HD1HERO (L) TM74CHX via F4IRT & (L/e)
AM330HLM via EA3HLM (L/e) HF20LVK via SP4LVK V31XX via K4XS
AP75IN via IK2DUW HF30PSP via SP9PSJ V4/NT5V via NT5V
AP75MKB via EB7DX HZ1CY via A61BK VP8TAA/P via M0OXO (O/L)
AP75SD via EA5ZD I6/OT1V via ON8VM & (L) VY0/VE1RUS via VE1RUS
AP75TN via RW6HS (d) IM0/I2KQE via I2KQE YB0ECT via W2FB & (L)
AT75IND via VU2NSL J20EE via F4DXW YL/DG1HVL via DG1HVL
C91CCY via K3IRV L20D via LU3DXG ZA/OE8NDR via DE1QSL
CN23DEM via CN8DEM LZ258ML via LZ1KCP
CN23NOA via CN8NOA LZ6T via LZ2ZK
(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) QRZ.com only (E) E-Mail QSL only (P) Please send no QSL
(BA) Bureau Automatic
(**) QSL automatically via Bureau - do not send QSLs
LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
NEW QSL ROUTE FOR HP3AK. Phil, K4PWS, informs OPDX that he has taken
over as QSL Manager for HP3AK.
NEW QSL ROUTE FOR SU1SK. QSL Manager Bob, N2OO, informs OPDX that he
has taken over as QSL Manager for Said, SU1SK. QSLs are available via
ClubLog. Cards to be ordered. QRX.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4O3A, 5Z4VJ, BD6AHP, BN0W (AS-103), CU3HN,
E73ENS, F4ESV, FG8OJ, GJ0KYZ, GJ6WRI, GR2HQ, HB9Q, HL4HPK, KH6AP, K7K,
KL7J, LA9DAA, LZ0HQ, OD5ZZ, OZ1ADL, OP0HQ, RA9LL, SP3JHZ, SP9MRP, TA7I,
TU5PCT, VE1CWJ, VK1NC, VK2SI, VK3PIA, VK4CAG, VK5BC, VP5MA, YO9HP,
YY4AVN and Z32XA
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3W1T, AP2IN, BN0W (AS-103), CN8LI, EA3NG,
GB13COL, IT9IPQ, JA7QVI, LX1JX, M0IQD, R6KA, S57RR, TM13COL, V7/WV7MS,
ZD7MY and ZP6LMR
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED FOR THIS WEEK!!!!
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....
S7, SEYCHELLES. Seid, E76AA, showed up on the air on 15 meters August
9th as S79/E76AA. The length of his stay is unknown. No other details
S7, SEYCHELLES (Update/Change). Operators XYL Núria/EA3WL and Josep/EA3BT
will be active as S79/EA3WL and S79/EA3BT from the Seychelles (AF-024)
between August 14-23rd. The operators plan to be active from 2 different
islands: La Digue and Mahe. They state, "The operation will be only in
SAT mode (QO-100, RS-44 and others) in holiday style DXpedition. SSB, CW
& FT8. More information to come." QSL via EA3BT or OQRS.
SV5, DODECANESE. Gerben, PG5M, will be active as as SV5/PG5M from Dode-
canese Islands (EU-001) between September 4-11th. Activity will be holiday
style on 40-10 meters using CW only. QSL via ClubLog or LoTW.
TM100, FRANCE (Special Event). To commemorate 100 years of the BBC (British
Broadcasting Corporation), the special callsign TM100BBC will be on the
air between October 10-24th. Operators mentioned are André/F5AQX (EME),
Serge/F5SN (DMR C4FM), Marie/F5UAY (SSB), Laurent/F8FSC (all modes) and
Michel/F8GGZ (CW). QSL Manager is Michel, F8GGZ (Only via Bureau or direct,
with a Self-Addressed Envelope).
TM200, FRANCE (Special Event). Michel, F8GGZ, will be active with the
special callsign TM200LP to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of
Louis Pasteur between December 10-21st and December 27-29th, 2022. Louis
Pasteur was a French scientist, chemist and physicist by training. A
pioneer in microbiology, he enjoyed great notoriety during his lifetime
for having developed a vaccine against rabies. QSL via F8GGZ.
VP8, ANTARCTICA. For the fourth year, Sebastian, SQ1SGB, will be active
possibly as VP0HAL (or VP8/SQ1SGB) from the British Antarctic Research
Base Station (WAP GBR-40) during the 2022-2023 season. According to the
WAP Web page (http://www.waponline.it/articles/news-information/), Seba
wants to prepare himself for this season, and he's looking for a light
Digital converter fitting to his FT857 RTX, in order to be on Digi other
than the usual SSB. For this Antarctic season, Seba has finally gotten
permission (after 3 years) to use the station's antenna which he had
already used for a short time last year. "With that large multiband,
the signal will certainly perform better, as no amplifier is allowed
down there!" QSL via EB7DX. Watch the WAP Web page for updates.
XZ, MYANMAR. Simon, XZ2A (XW0LP), posted the following on eHam.net,
August 11th [edited]: "Although some might suggest that voluntarily
relocating to a civil war zone is perhaps not the wisest of moves, I am
happy to announce that I will shortly be returning to Myanmar to take up
full-time teaching employment again, and to engage in the educational
charity work for orphanages that I did previously. I have already been
in touch with the relevant authorities, who have confirmed that I will
be able to reapply for my XZ2A callsign, and to import my new Icom 7300
rig. As before, I will only be allowed to operate from 20 MHz and up,
and I hope to operate on 6m, since my 7300 rig covers this band." QSL
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Phil, ZF1PB, is now active as ZF1PB/9 from Cayman
Brac Island (NA-016) until August 22nd. Activity is holiday style on
various HF bands using SSB with a FT-991A into a Alpha vertical antenna.
QSL via ZF1PB direct only to: Phil Bodden, P.O. Box 2240, KY1-1107 Grand
Cayman, Cayman Islands. NO IRCs, LoTW or eQSL.
ZL7, CHATHAM ISLAND (Update). Operators Jeff/K5WE and his son, Scott/
KD5GEY will be active as ZL7/K5WE from the settlement of Kaingaroa on
the north coast of Chatham Island (OC-038, WW Loc. AE16ug) beginning
September 9-21st. Activity will be on all bands 160-10 meters using the
CW, FT8, FT4, SSB and RTTY modes. They have received permission to operate
on 60 meters. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 7007, 10107, 14007, 18077, 21007, 24903 and 28007 kHz
SSB - They will just try to find a clear frequency.....
FT8 - 1835, 3563, 5357, 7056, 10144, 14091, 18108, 21091, 24920, 28091
and 50313 kHz... FT8 will be normal mode, not F/H.
FT4 - 7056, 10144, 14091, 18108, 21091, 24920 and 28091 kHz
RTTY - 7056, 10142, 14088, 18105, 21088, 24910 and 28088 kHz
Equipment will include Elecraft & Yaesu Xcvrs, 500 watt amps, a Hexbeam
and Crank-IR Vertical. Depending upon a reliable internet connection,
logs will be uploaded to ClubLog daily and Clublog Livestream will be
active. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW upon returning home. QSL via Club-
Log's OQRS or K5WE. For more info and updates (possible periodic updates
during the operation go to: https://k5we.com/zl7-k5we
Operators are looking for support for this operation (see Web page).
ZV8, BRAZIL (WWFF Op). Members of the Paraense DX Group will be active
as ZV8C from Cuinarana Marine Extractive Reserve (WWFF PYFF-0402, WW Loc.
GI69df) - Pará, North Brazil, between August 19-21st. Operators mentioned
are Sandro/PY8SL, Ronaldo/PS8RV, Renato/PY8WW and Jean/PY7BR. Activity
will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via PY8SL direct,
ClubLog or LoTW. Visit the PARA DX Group's Web page at:
ZV8, BRAZIL (WWFF Op). Members of the Paraense DX Group will be active
as ZV8F from Cabo Orange National Park (WWFF PYFF-0007, WW Loc. GJ42ju)
- Amapá, the Amazon rainforest in North Brazil, between August 22-24th.
They will also activate APA Fazendiha Park (WWFF PYFF-0340, WW Loc. GI49kw)
- Amapá, the Amazon rainforest North Brazil, between August 26-27th.
Operators mentioned are Ronaldo/PS8RV and Jean/PY7BR. Activity will be
on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. Visit the PARA DX Group's Web
page at: https://paradxgroup.wordpress.com