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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1330
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1330
September 11, 2017
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent from Strongsville, OH
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following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 3rd/September, through Sunday, 10/September there were 209
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A,
9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP,
BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU,
E4, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY,
F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FO/m, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0,
HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JY,
K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, 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,
S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TY, TZ,
UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP2M, VP8,
VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YO, YU, YV, Z2,
Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
First Worry Later".
3B7, ST. BRANDON (Update). A team of French operators will be active from
Saint Brandon Islands (AF-015) for two weeks. The team will leave Mauritius
(3B8) on April 5th, 2018, Operators mentioned are Pat/F2DX, Vincent/F4BKV,
Gil/F4FET, Diégo/F4HAU, Flo/F5CWU, Pascal/F5PTM, Seb/F5UFX and Michel/
F6AGM/FM5CD). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY,
with seven stations (one for 6m) on the air. Look for more details to be
forthcoming, and watch their Web page at: http://www.saintbrandondx.com
5X, UGANDA. Nick, G3RWF, will once again be active as 5X1NH from Fort
Portal between November 20-30th. He should be on 80-10 meters, possibly
160m, and he prefers to operate CW, but he will also be on the Digital
modes with some SSB. He plans to be in CQWW DX CW Contest (November
25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20 or 15m) entry. Nick uses a K3
with a variety of antennas - (always) an inverted "V" dipole with links
for all bands, (sometimes) a single band 2 element Moxon beam and an all
band Hexbeam. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau (may take
while), ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
8P50, BARBADOS (Update/Special Callsign). Dean, 8P6SH/8P2K, will be
active using the special callsign 8P50B during the following upcoming
contests: CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th)
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th)
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th)
Dean will be a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry in all
contests. Barbados is celebrating its 50th anniversary of independence
from Great Britain and Dean will use the special callsign until December
31, 2017. A full color QSL card will be available via KU9C and the
usual LoTW updates and confirmation. Also, QSL via ClubLog's OQRS.
9U4M BURUNDI DXPEDITION (Press Release #4). Mediterraneo DX Club (MDXC)
sent out the following on September 6th [edited]: Great news expecially
for the lovers of digital modes. The international MDXC team is working
to build the new DXpedition from Burundi with the callsign 9U4M, and
will be on air also with the new FT8 digital mode. Called FT-8 (Franke-
Taylor design, 8FSK modulation) will be another good way to catch the
weak signals. As a matter of fact a weak signal mode that is not as
sensitive to JT-65/9, but definitely something that will work when voice
and CW will not.
We remind that the team will be on air from November 6th to November
17th, just on the banks of the Tanganyika Lake, Bujumbura, to operate
24/24 hours with 5 stations with a particular focus to low bands, WARC
and “old and new” Digital modes.
Antonio, IZ8CCW (leader), and Gabriele, I2VGW (co-leader of the team),
will share this new DXpedition with the others 18 members from eight
countries. For any further news and updates please visit the official
Web site at: http://www.mdxc.org/9u4m
Of course any donation and sponsorship will be very very appreciated
by the entire team!
8Q, MALDIVES. Roland, HB9VQQ, will be active as 8Q7HB from Kandima Island
(AS-013) between, December 22-30th. Activity will be on various HF bands.
QSL via his home callsign.
9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. Nick, VE3EY, will once again be active as
9Y4/VE3EY from Trinidad and Tobago between November 22-27th. This will
be a (Field Day) suitcase operation on 160-10 meters using a K3 and
KPA500 amp into two verticals. His activity will include the CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry.
Focus prior to the contest will be on Low Bands/WARC. QSL via VE3EY.
BW, TAIWAN. Koji, JL3RDC, will once again be active as BW/JL3RDC from
New Taipei City during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a
Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via JL3RDC.
BW, TAIWAN. Kushi, JP3PZG, will once again be active as BW/JP3PZG from
New Taipei City during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a
Single-Op/All-Band/Low-power entry. QSL via JP3PZG.
BW, TAIWAN. Masanori, JN3MXT, will once again be active as BW/JN3MXT
from New Taipei City during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th)
as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-power entry. QSL via JN3MXT.
CY9, ST. PAUL ISLAND. Operators Murray/WA4DAN, Randy/N0TG, Jay/K4ZLE,
Will/AA4NC, John/N8AA, Phil/VA3QR, Lee/WW2DX, Ray/W2RE, Pat/N2IEN and
Dave/N5TG, (currently, possible changes) will be active as CY9C from
St. Paul Island (NA-094) between August 1-9th, 2018. Activity will be
on 160-6 meters using CW/SSB/RTTY/EME/SAT/maybe FT8. Asia Coordination
and Pilot station will be JA1WSX. QSL via WA4DAN, LoTW or by the Bureau.
Their Web page is still under construction at: http://www.CY9C.com
E6, NIUE (Reminder/Update). Grant, VK5GR, will be active as E6AG from
Niue (OC-040) between September 13-25th. Activity will be a one man holiday
style Dxpedition with family (so operating will be at times limited) on
160-6 meters. Operations will be mainly the Digital modes (RTTY, PSK, JT65,
FT8) and some SSB (CW – by prior sked arrangement only). His activity will
include the CQ WW RTTY Contest (September 23-24th). He plans to take a 500W
station (K3+KPA500+KAT500) with a vertical folded monopole. QSL via M0OXO
OQRS Services (direct and by the Bureau). Also QSL via ClubLog's OQRS,
eQSL and LoTW. He now has a Web page which includes an operating schedule
and frequencies for the different modes, at: http://e6ag.net
ENIGMA RELOADED 2017. Cristiano, IW4CLV, A.R.I. Fidenza Radio Club
President, informs [edited], "We are pleased to announce an international
event which will hopefully be of interest to all Ham Radio operators:
'ENIGMA RELOADED' 2017
from September, 22th to September, 30th
The main goal of the Enigma Event is to promote as much radioamateur's
activity as possible all over the world, celebrating the history of the
Enigma cipher machine and its crucial role in the outcome of World War II,
and spreading the knowledge of those key people who contributed to its
The Enigma Event 2017 will take place in two steps:
- From September 22-29th, 2017, -- Italian and foreign Amateur radio
stations registered as 'Activator stations' will ensure the
activation of their radio stations in order to allow to the
participants getting their scores for the 'Enigma Award' Contest.
- On September 30th, the final event’s day, the Activator Stations
will exchange predefined CW messages previously encyphred by
a real or emulated Enigma machine.
All details and rules are available on the official website:
(english version: http://www.enigma-reloaded.it/index_eng.html )
Project made possible by:
Technical Naval Museum of La Spezia, Italy (Coordinator)
Cultural Association "Rover Joe" - Fidenza (PR, Italy)
A.R.I. - Italian Amateur Radio Association
A.R.M.I. - Marine Italian Amateur Radio Association"
GREEN PARTY AND WWFF ACTIVITIES.......
FFF-0178 -- By FO/DF1YP; between now and October 1st; holiday style
operation from Lagoon de Moorea; activity 20/17/15m
using SSB and the Digital modes; All details on QRZ.com
FFF-0048 -- By F/OO5G; September 10-12th; reactivation of FFF-048, from
Parc Régional du Haut Languedoc; All bands, holiday style
OZFF-0001 -- By OZ0JD/P; September 10-14th; from EU-088; see webpage
for more info: http://oz0jd.dk/ozff-expeditions/
For more information about WWFF upcoming operations, see:
Also suggest URLs:
World-Wide -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/WWFF44
USA -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/parksontheair
A special DXCluster for WWFF is available at: http://wwff.co/dx-cluster
HF0, SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. Sebastian, SQ1SGB, will be active as HF0ARC
from the Polish Antarctic H. Arctowski. Station is located on the King
George Island, South Shetland Islands (AN-010, WW Loc. GC07su), until
October 23rd. The callsign HF0ARC is new for the Polish Antarctic Station.
The old historical callsign HF0POL was taken by SP9GMK. Sebastian will be
using 100 watts and into a SP1BKS Delta Loop antenna. Suggested times
of operations are 20m (2100-2200z) and 40m (2200-2300z) using SSB, JT65
or JT9. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-037. Frank, DL2SWW, will be active as SD7W from Oland Island between
September 19-21st. QSL via the Bureau to DL2SWW.
EU-059. John, G4LTH, will be active as GM4LTH/P from Hirta Island
between September 15-16th. Activation is very dependent on
the weather. QSL via G4LTH direct.
EU-068. Fabien/F4GYM, will be active as F4GYM/P from Sein Island
between October 5-8th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using
SSB, PSK, RTTY and a little CW. QSL via F4GYM, direct, by the
Bureau or ClubLog.
EU-112. John, G4LTH, will be active as GM4LTH/P from Shiant Island
on September 18th. Activation is very dependent on the weather.
QSL via G4LTH direct.
EU-118. John, G4LTH, will be active as GM4LTH/P from Flannan Isles
on September 16th. Activation is very dependent on the weather.
QSL via G4LTH direct.
EU-171. Tom, DL4VM, will be active as OZ/DL4VM from Vendsyssel-Thy/
Nordjylland between September 15th and October 7th. Activity
will be holiday style on 40/20 meters. QSL via his home callsign,
direct or by the Bureau.
EU-187. Jörg, DM1OS, will be active as SV9/DM1OS from Gavdos Island
between September 23-25th. Activity will be holiday style on
various IOTA HF bands using SSB. QSL via DM1OS by the Bureau.
J3, GRENADA. Wayde, KD2NOP, will be active as J3/KD2NOP from Grenada
(NA-024) between now and September 30th. Grenada is known as the Spice
Isle and boasts that they have the most variety of spices per square mile
than any other place on earth. Activity will be on various HF bands using
FT8, JT65 and possibly other Digital modes. QSL via LoTW.
KH9, WAKE ISLAND. Terry, K7ASU, is currently operating from Wake Island
as K7ASU/KH9 and activity will last until September 17th. However, activity
will be sporadic due to his work on the island. Activity has been on 40/20
meters using CW. Listen for him around 7003 kHz between 0730-0830z and
on 14027 kHz around 0900Z. Terry informs OPDX that operations will only
be CW because he doesn't want to disturb his neighbors due to the living
conditions being like a dorm. His equipment is a Kenwood TS-480HX (donated
by Bob, K7BHM) running at 50w into a R7 antenna at 40 feet. Another reason
Terry operates in the low CW portions on 40 and 20 meters is that his
antenna does not tune in the upper portions -- high VSWR. He also mentioned,
"The last time I operated was September of 2004, also from Wake Island.
If you want a better chance of reaching me, please slow down on the code
speed. I am pretty rusty." QSL via his home callsign. Terry plans to add
MJ, JERSEY. Kazunori, M0CFW/JK3GAD, will once again be active as MJ5Z
during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-
Band/Low-Power entry. Look for activity before and after the contest
using the callsign MJ0CFW. QSL for both callsigns via M0CFW, ClubLog's
OQRS or LoTW.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (September 11-17th).......
Sep/11th AN Sep/14th LN Sep/16th LN
Sep/12th AN Sep/15th BN Sep/17th 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
REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE <http://www.bandconditions.com>:
The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
(REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.
Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:
A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm
QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF... (September 9th) <www.qslinfo.eu>
3B8/PA3HGT via PA3HGT F/OE7RDI/P via OE7RDI SN0NONE via SP3KQV
4O/DL1CW via DL1CW HB9/DG2RON/P via DG2RON SN0RKD via SP5WWL
4Z70ARNON via 4Z1DZ (L/e) HB9SOTA via HB9DPR (B) TI2CC via TI2CC (d*/L)
5B4ALG via EA5IDQ HF0DGS via SP9YST TM06YFC via F4FYU & (e)
7Y94I via 7X2DD HF0H via SP9KGC TM100LGG via F4GRW
9A/IQ6KX via IW6ATQ (d/e) HF11BOL via SQ9NIU TM2F via F4GTT
9A/IU0FBK via IU0FBK HF40D via SP4PKM TM39CDXC via F5CWU
A61Q via EA7FTR HF40N via SP5KVW TM500LH via F6KOH
CA6TYN via CA6TYN (e) HF40O via SQ1GPR TM63ASM via F4HVE
CX2DK via EA5GL (d) HF40S via SQ9BDB TZ4AM via W0SA
DL0PAR via DO6EA II2XC via (I-B) UE70AAA via UA9APA
E2X via E20GMY & (L) LM100UKA via LA1UKA VX3150 via VE3XN
E51DLD via W6HB (d) LY/US0VA via US0VA YB1/PD1SA via PD1SA
EO25PG via UT1PG (d/L) OF2OT via OH2OT YC2/KC5VFV via VR2ZQZ
EO25PWC via UR4PWC (d/e) OL9W via OK2BIQ YJ0AT via NR6M (d)
EO25PWL via UT4PR (d) OZ/SM7RYR via SM7RYR (d) YT800YU via YU1MM & (L)
EO25PZ via EO25PZ (d/e) SN0BP via SP2PMW
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau
(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only (d*) US address
QSL CARDS FROM TA3J. Berkin, TA3J, informs OPDX [edited], "I sent my QSL
cards for ON/TA3J, TA3J, TA3J/0 (IOTA AS-099) Yassica Island, TA3J/0 (IOTA
AS-115) Rate Island, YM125ATA, YM125ATA/4, YM1907FB and YM3ATA to the
following radio amateurs bureaus of Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia &
Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany,
Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania,
Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom today
(September 4th) by air mail postage." For more details about TA3J's QSL
services, see: http://www.aydogmus.gen.tr/ta3j/qslservice.htm
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 8Q7KB, CE3KHZ, CU2AP, EA8DER, F8DVD, FK8CE,
HB0/DL2SBY, HV0A, IZ4NIC, J48GEO, KD6MYY/VP9, S79KB, VE3NLW, VE4EAR,
VK2DX, VK2FAD, VK4PQ, WH6AV and ZS8Z
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: A35JP/P, E44WE, E51LYC, FH/DJ9RR, HH2AA, S79NH
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4W/JA8BMK, 9M2/JE1SCJ, 9M2TO, C31MO, C36VM,
C37NL, C91IJ, E2A, E2C, E20AS, E20AX, E21EIC, E22UUW, E23IBS, E29BUQ,
HL5YI, HS1NGR, HS3ANP, HS4DDQ, HS5RAST, HS6MYW, HS7WMU, HS8GLR, HS0AC,
HS0/W4ESF, J3/VE7ACN, JD1BMH, JP3BEE, KH0UA, PJ2/VE2ACN, RT0C, V632KS,
VC6X, VP5/VE7ACN, VU3DBG, XL3T, XR4SURF, XW1IC, XW4XR and YC9FAR
TK, CORSICA. Look for "Team Charlie" (TeamC) to be active (possibly TK0C,
callsign pending) from Corsica during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
25-26th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via S50C. For details and updates,
TO5, MARTINIQUE (NA-107). Operators Laurent/FM5BH and Al/F5VHJ, will be
active as TO5A from FM5BH's QTH during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
28-29th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL USA SASE via WA6WPG, all others via
F5VHJ, direct or by the Bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. An OQRS
will be available via ClubLog.
V2, ANTIGUA. Bud, AA3B, will once again be active as V26K from Antigua
(NA-100) contest station between September 14-19th. Activity will be on
various HF bands using CW and possibly RTTY and FT8. QSL via his home
callsign, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.
VA2, CANADA (CQ ZONE 2 DXPEDITION Cancelled). Operators Jean-Pierre/VA2SG
and Jean/VE2VIA who were going to be active as VA2SG/2 from ZONE 2 (Sept-
Iles, Quebec) during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest, have cancelled their
YV50, VENEZUELA (Special Event). Look for special event station YV50ARV/8
during the month of September to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the
Association de Radioaficionados de Venezuela. The callsign YV50ARV/8 will
be activated from the Monagas State by the following operators:
Rei/YV8AD -- On 80-10 meters using CW and SSB
Tulio/YV8GU -- On 40 meters using SSB (in Spanish)
Luis/YY8HBO -- On 40/15/10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes
Any schedules will be accepted/welcome. QSL via W4DTA.
Z2, ZIMBABWE. David, G4NRT, is now active as Z21NRT from Harare, Zimbabwe,
until September 29th. Activity will be on 80-2 meters using CW, SSB, PSK,
JT65, JT69, FT8 and FM (2m). He will be using an Icom IC-7100 transceiver
into a HyEndFed multi-band wire antenna. QSL via his home callsign, direct,
eQSL, or LoTW (preferred). ADDED NOTE: If you miss David during this visit,
he mentions that he makes regular visits to Zimbabwe.
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