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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1327
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1327
August 21, 2017
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent from Strongsville, OH
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters
Network, NJ1Q & W1AW, WB2REM, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ
DX, W4FOA, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, KT8D, W8GEX & 60m DX News, KE0KZ, DL1SBF,
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Site, Sixitalia Weekly, TA1HZ, TA3J, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF)
and YO3JW for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 13th/August, through Sunday, 20th/August there were 207
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9H,
9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3,
CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, DL, DU, E4, E5/n, E5/s,
E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FJ,
FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI,
HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, JA, JT, JW, 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, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST,
SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2,
UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP2E, VP8, VP8/h, VP9,
VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB,
ZD7, 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".
9M29, WEST MALAYSIA. A special event station 9M29SEAKL is now active
until August 29th, in conjunction with 29th SEA GAMES (KUALA LUMPUR,
MALAYSIA). All operators are invited to participate during the event.
9M60 MALAYSIAN SPECIAL EVENT (West Malaysia [9M2] and East Malaysia
[9M6/9M8]). To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Malaysia's independence
(August 31, 1957), look for the following special event stations to be
using the special prefix 9M60. Activity started on August 15th and will
end on August 31st:
9M60MA - Perak, W. Malaysia (9M2) 9M60MQ - Kuala Lumpur, W. Malaysia (9M2)
9M60MD - Kelantan, W. Malaysia (9M2) 9M60MR - Perlis, West Malaysia (9M2)
9M60MJ - Johor, W. Malaysia (9M2) 9M60MS - Sabah, East Malaysia (9M6)
9M60MK - Kedah, W. Malaysia (9M2) 9M60MT - Terengganu, West Malaysia (9M2)
9M60MM - Malacca, W. Malaysia (9M2) 9M60MW - Sarawak. East Malaysia (9M6)
9M60MP - Penang, W. Malaysia (9M2) 9M60MY - Selangor, West Malaysia (9M2)
Activity is organized by the Amateur Radio Club Sarawak (ARCS), ASTRA
Malaysia, Borneo Amateur Radio Club (BARC), KELAB RADIO AMATUR TAIPING -
(STAR), Kelab Radio Amatur Melayu Jalan Klang Lama, Kota Setar Amateur
Radio Club (KSARC), Kuala Lumpur DX Team, Melaka DX Club, Perlis DX Club,
Penang DX Club, Persatuan Komuniti Radio Amator Dan Rekreasi Kok Lanas
(KRAKL), Terengganu Radio Amateur & Recreation Club (PEMANCAR) and
Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters' Society (MARTS). Check QRZ.com
for the QSL info because each station QSLs different.
BV0, TAIWAN (Special Event). Look for special event station BV0FISU to
be active until August 30th. Activity is taking place during the Taipei
2017 29th Summer Universiade event. The special event callsign, BV0FISU
stands for the International University Sports Federation (FISU), FISU
Games <http://www.2017.taipei>. Look for operations to be on all bands
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via BV2FP by the Bureau.
CARIBBEAN TOUR. World known QSL Manager Joe/W3HNK and operator James/K3NK
will be active from two DXCC entities in the Caribbean -- Saint Martin
Island (FS) and Sint Maarten Island (PJ7), between October 23rd and
November 1st, both are IOTA NA-105. Look for W3HNK to be active as PJ7A
(the St. Maarten ARC callsign) and FS5KA (the St. Martin ARC callsign).
While K3NK will be active as PJ7/K3NK and FS/K3NK. Activity will be on
80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Joe will mainly operate
SSB, while James operates CW and the Digital modes. The two operators will
also be active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as FS5KA.
QSL both PJ7A and FS5KA via W3HNK. QSL PJ7/K3NK and FS/K3NK via K3NK,
direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
CR3/CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS. Operators Manfred/DF5EM, Franz/DF6QV, Juergen/
DG7JB, Jan/DJ8NK, Heye/DJ9RR, Dieter/DK4QT, Thomas/DL6TK and Kalle/DM3BJ
will be active as CT9/homecall from Santana, Madeira Island (AF-014)
between September 17-27th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW,
SSB and RTTY. They plan to be an entry in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest
(September 23-24th) signing CR3W. QSL CR3W via DL5AXX, OQRS (see QRZ.com)
or LoTW. QSL all others via their home callsigns.
CY0, SABLE ISLAND. Aaron, VA1AXC, is once again active as CY0/VA1AXC from
Sable Island (NA-063) until the end of August. Activity will be on 20
meters SSB using an Icom 756 transceiver. QSL via JE1LET direct only.
PLEASE NOTE: "The Daily DX" reports, "This is likely to be Aaron's last
operation as CY0/VA1AXC as he'll be moving on in [his] career and [he'll]
be leaving Sable Island operations."
GREEN PARTY AND WWFF ACTIVITIES.......
IFF-XXXX -- By IQ5QO/P; between now and August 25th; Operator Steve
will be active from variuos IFF new references according
to his plan from August 13th to August 17th (IFF1144,
IFF1143, IFF1146, IFF1147, IFF1145, IFF0710, IFF0707,
DCI-VC068 VC070 +)
KFF-1494 -- By W8MSC; betwee now August 21st; Craig Lake State Park,
MI; is the most remote state park in Michigan; primarily
SSB on 40/20m, higher bands if open; maybe PSK and/or JTx.
PAFF-0082 -- By PD0RWL/p and PA2CVD/p; August 21st
OZFF-0012 -- By OU7M/P; September 3-4th; the EDR Club Mors-Nordthy are
doing the EDR HF Field day; at Mors Island EU-171; everybody
is welcome in the log - Please RS(T) + a seriel number;
activity on 80/40/20/15/10m SSB + RTTY + PSK31 + CW; more
info at <www.oz7mor.dk>
1st SOUTH AMERICAN NATIONAL PARKS -- September 2-3rd; More details and
available URLs at:
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
HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Kasimir, DL2SBY, will once again be active as HB0/DL2SBY
from Liechtenstein between September 9-15th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters
including 17/12 meters and possibly 30 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. His
equipment will be a TS480SAT with a 400 watts amp, antennas are a Triple Leg
(20/17/15/12/10m), vertical (80-10m) and an Inverted Vee (30/40m). QSL
HB0/DL2SBY via DL2SBY, direct or the OQRS (Bureau/direct) via ClubLog
ONLY. Do not send your QSL via the Bureau! QSL-Requests for Bureau are
only by CLUBLOG until the end of November 2017 possible. He will not be
a member of the DARC anymore. Log will be uploaded to LoTW later.
HD8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. The 7163 Group is pleased to announce the "Protect
the Galapagos Islands Wildlife DXpediton" to Isabela Island (SA-004).
They will be active as HD8M from Isabela Island between September 14-21st.
Activity is planned for operations on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the
Digital modes (Primarily FT8). Operators mentioned are Jim/WB2REM, YL
Nancy/KG0YL, David/HC5DX, Ellis/N1MWJ and Mark/WY1G. QSL via ClubLog's
OQRS, direct to WB2REM (w/SASE) and via the Bureau through KG0YL. Upload
will be made to LoTW and eQSL after the DXpedition. For more information,
go to <http://www.hd8m.com> or look on QRZ.com.
AS-085. Korean island traveler Han, DS2GOO, will once again activate
another island. Look for him to sign DS2GOO/4 from Pogil Island
(KDN H32, Grid Loc. PM34ge) between August 26-28th. This will
be a late summer vacation with his family, but he will bring
his transceiver and wire antennas as usual. Activity will be
holiday style on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes. QSL via DS2GOO.
NA-157. By the time you read this, Mikhail, VE7ACN, will be active as
NL6/AA7CH from Kayak Island until August 28th. Activity will
be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home call-
sign or LoTW.
NEW DXCC HONOR ROLL AND TOP OF HONOR ROLL PLAQUES. On August 18th, the
ARRL Radiosport department has unveiled two newly designed plaques for
the coveted DXCC Honor Roll and Top of Honor Roll awards. See the new
plaques and read about the details on the ARRL Web page at:
PJ7, SINT MAARTEN. Tom, AA9A, will once again be active as PJ7AA from
Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten (NA-105), between March 5th and April 4th.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and the Digital
modes. Operations will be with 100 watts with a K3 and Buddi-pole. QSL
via AA9A or LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 21-27th).......
Aug/21st AN Aug/24th AN Aug/26th AN
Aug/22nd HN Aug/25th AN Aug/27th 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
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... <August 20th) <www.qslinfo.eu>
3E1L via HP1RCP (d) EG7FPM via EA7RCM OP70BFS via ON2KFJ
3Z100F via SP5NZA EG8FSG via EA8RCL OR3A via ON6CC
3Z20ILLW via SP1ZZ EG8HKT via EA8TK OV90EDR via OV90EDR (O/L/e)
3Z2LS via SP2ZIE EI0LHL via EI5HXB OZ/PA5X/P via PA5X
7P8VRR via EA5GL EI1OHL via EI2KA OZ90HQ via OZ1ACB (O)
9H3X via PE1NGF EJ0L via MI0BPB (d) PA/OT4V via ON4VT (O/L)
9M29SEAKL via (9M-B) F/DL2CC via DL2CC PA6FUN via PA3HHT
9M4LHC via 9W2WWW (d) FJ/NN2DX via NR6M & (L) PP2/DL3SEZ via DL3SEZ
9M4LHN via 9W2PD (d) GC0EZQ via GW0EZQ R10KHL via RQ7L
AM1MLC via EA1COW HB0/HB9WDF via HB9WDF RL5A via YL2GM
AU2LH via VU2YQ (d/L) HF100SBS via SP5PLW SC90SM via SK5SM
BV0FISU via BV2FP HF23BSC via SQ6DGB SK7BORE via SK7DX
CR5CC via CS5NRA HG14HST via HA2NA SK7L via SK7CA
CR6LH via CT1GZB HG8ARDF via HA8BE SO1RE via DK8RE
CS2LH via CS5LX II1L via IQ1GE SO40SONDA via SO5MAX & (L)
CT7/DC2CT via DC2CT II3WW via IQ3BM SV5/RD1AP via OH2FUW
CT7/DK6EA via DK6EA IQ5QO/1 via 9A8MDC & (L) T46FY via EA5GL (d)
CW1R via CX1AA IY6GM via IK6VXO T46LC via CO6CG
D73G via HL4CEL(d); 6L0NJ(B) J41J via SV1PMQ & (L) TC1LHW via TA1FR (L)
DA2017LH via DJ2HD JT0YPS via UA9YPS (O/d) TC3FLY via TA3AHJ
DB20ENERGY via DM2DX LI5TA via LA4F TK/IK1TJK via IK1TJK
E51GHS via F4GHS N3P via W3HAC (d/L) TM17PGM via F4FCE
EA5/F5TDK via F5TDK N4C via K4SGR TM20CC via TM20CC (e)
EA5/IZ1GDB via IZ1GDB N7C via N7HG (d) TP4CE via F5LGF
EG1FSR via EA1UVR OD5KU via EB7DX V53DX via V53DX (O/L)
EG1LWV via EA1HNP OE4XLC via OE4RGC YO/YU7ZZ/P via YU7ADY
EG3MDV via EG3MDV (L/e) OM7WFF via OM7PY Z21LS via DE1ZHB(B), 7Z1HB(d)
EG5VCE via EB5AG & (L) OO7P via ON4AMI ZY158CAT via PP2BO (d)
EG7FDA via EA7URI & (L) OP4K via ON4JZ
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau
(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only
PIRATE ALERTS. The Daily DX is reporting the following: "For more than
a year now an Amateur Radio operator from Southern Europe has been
pirating the following calls on CW. It started off with VU2TS, but only
on CW. Then he was switching between VU2TS and 4U1ITU, when the club
was using 4U1WRC, again CW only. Next he began using 5H3PM, CW only.
The pirate has now recently switched over to 5H3MG again CW only. I
have confirmed with Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA)
that both 5H3 calls are not currently registered calls. The signals
are clearly coming from Southern Europe." For more details, also read:
TC1LHW via LoTW only. TA1FR Manager. Operators were Deniz/TA1CQ, Can/
TA1CR, Leonardo/TA1FR and Bora/TA1UT from the Terkos Karaburun Lighthouse
during the ILLW. Log will be uploaded to LoTW right after the activity.
Detailed info on QRZ.com.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 9A7C, A71EM, AL3/AA7CH (NA-157), EA1DB, EA1YV,
EA6SX, EI4GZB, F5BZB, FG1JS, GD0TEP, HB9FVL, HI3A, KH6KG, ON8BB, JR1BAS,
SP3RNZ, SV8JNL, SX5R, TG9ADQ, VK3SIM, VK5CE/P (OC-228), XE2CQ and XE2OR
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: B7CRA, EY7AD, HD2RRC/4, MI6JVC, SX9VK and ZS8Z
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 1A0KM, 3G0ZC, 3B9FR, 4S7DLG, 4S7GWG,
5B4ALX, 5V7D, 5V7GD, 5V7TH, 5X8B, 7P8C, 7X5FF, 8Q7CH, 8Q7FU, 8R1RPN,
9L1A, 9H9OB, 9K9HQ, 9K55NLD, 9Q0HQ/1, A35OK, A61ZA, A63HI (IOTA AS-021),
A91WTIS, CE1OEB, CN8YZ, CT1EWA, CU7MD, CY9C, D4C, D44TS, DK0WRTC, DL5YYM,
DL800ZEH, DM5LUTHER, DM0MORSE, DR160TESLA, E44QX, EA6/IW2NEF, EA8/DJ5AA,
EL2WS, EP2A, ES51DLD, FP/W6HGF, FR/DJ9RR, FT4JA, FW5JJ, HA1AD, HB0/DL5YM,
HI8/UA4LL, HP1/IZ6BRN, HP1DCP/Bcn, HS0ZLV, IO2EXPO, IS0BSR, J28AA,
J3/DH5FS, J6/WB2YQH, J79VC, JW/DL7DF, K1N (IOTA NA-098), LU1ZI, MJ0KUC,
OJ0DX, P40A, PQ0T (IOTA SA-010), PU2NOE, PX0F, RI1ANT, RT5A, R175PIT,
R7MA, SV5/IZ7ATN/P, SV9/DL4KM/P, TM31UFT, TO5FP, TX7EU, V26K, V44KBP,
VK0EK, VK9NZ, VP8RHF, XR0YS, XR0YX, XR9JA, Z60A, ZB2TT, ZL7G and ZL9A
S7, SEYCHELLES. Kasimir, DL2SBY, will once again be active as S79KB from
Mahe Island in the Seychelles between October 20th and November 1st.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters including 17/12 meters and possibly 30
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. His equipment will be a TS480SAT with a
400 watts amp, antennas are a Triple Leg (20/17/15/12/10m), vertical
(80-10m) and an Inverted Vee (30/40m). QSL HB0/DL2SBY via DL2SBY, direct
or the OQRS (Bureau/direct) via ClubLog ONLY. Do not send your QSL via
the Bureau! QSL-Requests for Bureau are only by CLUBLOG until the end
of November 2017 possible. He will not be a member of the DARC anymore.
Log will be uploaded to LoTW later.
SV8, GREECE (Cancelled). Berkin, TA3J, was not able to be active as
SV8/TA3J from Mytilene-Lesvos (EU-049) between August 14-17th, because
of problems due to the local Police Department. He will be sharing the
details of the problem he faced on Lesvos Island as a radio amateur
soon. Watch his Blog at:
V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS. Felipe, NP4Z, will be active as V43Z from Saint
Kitts Island (NA-104) during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th)
as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via NP4Z.
V6, MICRONESIA. Hara, JH1MLO, will be active as V63MLO from Pohnpei Island
(OC-010) between September 27th and October 1st. Activity will be holiday
style on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters using SSB and RTTY. QSL via JH1MLO,
direct or by the Bureau.
V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS (Reminder). Look for Randy, WW6RG, to be active
as V73/WW6RG from Kwajalein Atoll on August 21st and 24th. Activity will
be on or about 14205 kHz SSB between 0330-0730z, and possibly on 14235
kHz after 0545z. He will be using only 100 watts. QSL via his home callsign.
W0, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Look for special event station, W0W,
to be active between November 10-12th. Activity is to commemorate the
50th anniversary of America's First Vietnam Veteran Memorial which was
erected December, 1967, in Wentzville, MO. Primary operators are Wade
Grimes, K0MHP and Larry Scantlan, KE0KZ. The station will operate as
many bands/modes as they have volunteers available to man them. A four
color certificate and QSL card will be available to confirm the contact.
Information regarding the station, the history behind the memorial and
certificate/QSL card fees will be available on QRZ.com under W0W. They
have a special FaceBook page at: https://www.facebook.com/W0Whamradio
XV, VIETNAM. William "BJ", WA7WJR, will be active as XV9WJR from Vietnam
between August 26th and September 17th. BJ states, "I travel to VietNam
about 4 times each year, and recently obtained a 3 year license to operate
in Bien Hoa, Saigon, Vung Tao, and Phu Quoc Island." Activity will be
mainly on 40 and 20 meters using primarily CW. QSL via his home callsign
YN, NICARAGUA. Mike, AJ9C, will once again be active as YN2CC near Granada,
Nicaragua, between November 21-29th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY. Also, Mike will be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or direct
and by the Bureau to his home callsign. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW upon
his return home and QSLs can be requested via the OQRS on ClubLog.
ZC4, U. K. SOVEREIGN BASE AREAS ON CYPRUS. Adrian, G0KOM, will once again
be active as ZC4MK and has renewed his ZC4 license for next 12 months.
His next operation will be from the Avdimou Beach between October 27-31st,
which will also include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th). Look
for more operations over the next year. QSL via his home callsign.