The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Special Bulletin No. 1565.3
May 28, 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 Clusters
Network, K1NU, K4MZU, K5WE, K6ICS, N2OO, W2VU, W0VTT and Pete Rayer &
ISWL 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):[Reminder] Over the next 2 weeks,
there will either be no bulletin or an abbreviated bulletin because I will
be traveling on holiday. The following weeks, I will be in either Mur-
freesboro, 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 information. You never know
what I might do........ 73 de Tedd KB8NW
CQ NEWS (Press Release, May 16th). John Ferguson, K3PFW, Named CQ Emergency
Communications Editor -- John Ferguson, K3PFW, of Georgetown, Delaware, has
been named CQ magazine's Emergency Communications Editor, CQ Editor Rich
Moseson, W2VU, announced today. The post has been vacant for several months.
Ferguson holds an Extra Class license and has been a ham since 1962. He
says emergency communication is in his blood, noting that his father had
been the RACES Radio Officer for the town in northeastern Pennsylvania
where he grew up. Ferguson says EmComm has been his primary ham radio
interest from the start, and he was involved in communications response
as a teen for several floods of the Susquehanna River.
Currently Auxiliary Communications Leader (ACL) for the AUXCOMM program
at the Sussex County, Delaware, emergency operations center, Ferguson has
previously served in many roles in ARES and RACES, including as ARRL
Section Emergency Coordinator for Delaware. "One way or another," he
says, "I've been the amateur radio contact for the EOC since the mid-80's."
"John has had a lifetime focus on emergency and disaster communications,"
noted CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, adding, "We are grateful for his will-
ingness to share his knowledge and experience with CQ readers."
Ferguson hopes those readers will want to be active participants in the
column, noting, "I will strive to make the column responsive to the readers.
I will solicit their ideas for topics and answer questions that appear
to be of general interest."
Ferguson's first column appears in the June, 2022, issue of CQ.
DXPEDITION TO THE 5 NORMANDY'S LANDING BEACHES. Mehdi, F5PFP, will be
active as F5PFP/P from the 5 Normandy's landing beaches which are Sword,
Juno, Gold, Utah and Omaha between May 30th and June 5th, 2022.
For more details, see: https://www.qrz.com/db/F5PFP
IOTA NEWS (Press Release)[edited]. Len, K1NU, will be active as K1JV from
Grid EL94/IOTA NA-062 (Shelter Key/Key Colony Beach, FL), between June
11-18th, 2022. Operation will be holiday style. Focus will be 6m FT8,
as well as CW &and FT8 on 20-10m as time allows. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog,
and direct via K1NU.
ISWL CALLSIGNS (June 2022). The following International Short Wave League
Club (ISWL) club callsigns will be used throughout the month of June 2022:
GX4BJC/A - Operated by Merv, G0UJD, located in Skegby, Nottinghamshire.
(IOTA EU-005, WAB-SK56, WLOTA-1841).
MX1SWL/A & MX1SWL/P - Operated by Herbie G6XOU, /A located in Walton on
the Naze, Essex. (IOTA EU-005, WAB-TM22, WLOTA-1841).
Herbie will give his /P WAB details if requested.
QSL GX4BJC and MX1SWL 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.
NASA ON THE AIR (NOTA) IS BACK! Amateur radio club stations at NASA field
centers have re-activated joint operations for 2022. The Jet Propulsion
Laboratory Amateur Radio Club (JPLARC) (https://jplarc.ampr.org/) is on
the air with two special event stations, W6JPL and W6VIO. The NASA On the
Air (NOTA-2022) special event started in April 2022 and runs through
December 31, 2022.
NOTA-2022 is coordinated across all of the NASA center amateur radio
clubs. You can verify your NOTA-2022 contacts and download your NOTA-2022
certificate, made with the NASA amateur radio clubs, at:
* NASA Centers Participating:
* Ames Research Center (ARC) NA6MF - California
* Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) NA6SA - California
* Glenn Research Center (GRC) NA8SA - Ohio
* Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) WA3NAN - Maryland
* Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) W6JPL & W6VIO - California
* Johnson Space Center (JSC) W5RRR - Texas
* Kennedy Space Center (KSC) N1KSC - Florida
* Langley Research Center (LARC) KG4NJA - Virginia
* Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) NN4SA - Alabama
* Stennis Space Center (SSC) N5SSC - Mississippi
* Wallops Flight Facility (WWF) W4WFF - Virginia
* White Sands Complex/Mesilla Valley Radio Club(MVRC) N5BL - New Mexico
Details for the NASA On The Air event may be found at:
To receive a QSL card from W6JPL or W6VIO, please send a self-address
stamped envelope (SASE) to: Jet Propulsion Laboratory Amateur Radio Club
% Mike Gauthier, K6ICS
9550 Gallatin Road
Downey, CA 90240-2538, USA
QSL NEWS AND INFO.......
HH18MAI QSL INFO. QSL Manager Bob, N2OO, informs OPDX: The special event
HH18MAI is now QRT and the log has been uploaded to ClubLog. QSLs have
been ordered from UX5UO. As soon as they arrive, we will start processing
them. QSL is ONLY via N2OO. Any other routes are incorrect.
EY8ZE QSL STATUS. QSL Manager Mike, W0VTT, reports: QSLs have arrived
from UX5UO and are now available from W0VTT. U.S. stations please send
SASE. DX stations send SAE + 2 USDs or use OQRS on Clublog. W0VTT has
logs back to 17th November 2011, except for the EME operation in 2012
by DL8YHR and PE1L.
ZL7, CHATHAM ISLAND (Press Release)[edited]. Jeff, K5WE, will be active as
ZL7/K5WE from the settlement of Kaingaroa on the north coast of Chatham
Island beginning September 9th through September 21st, 2022. He will
operate all bands 160 through 10 meters using the CW, FT8, FT4, SSB,
and RTTY modes. Equipment will include Elecraft & Yaesu Xcvrs, 500 watt
amps, a Hexbeam and Crank-IR Vertical. QSL via Clublog's OQRS or K5WE.
For more info go to: https://k5we.com/zl7-k5we