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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1358
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1358
April 2, 2018
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Sent/Written in Strongsville, Ohio
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters
Network, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, WB6RSE, K8GI,
K8LBT, K8YSE, NL8F, W8GEX & 60m DX News, N9DK, NCDXF, DL1SBF, DL7UXG &
The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL,
F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia
News, JG7PSJ, ON4CAS, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete Rayer & ISWL, S52DG,
Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO and ZS4BS for the following DX information.
*** SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR: It seems everything is back to normal from
the ISP Hamnet.org server for the OPDX's mail and mailing list. Users
of the server found out that the server machine had been moved to a
different host, and there were some firewall settings that needed to
be entered. Also, there was a problem with some individuals (+350)
being knocked of the mailing list and hopefully that has been corrected.
The individuals that were knocked off the mailing list have been
re-added..... 73 de Tedd KB8NW
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 25th/March, through Sunday, 1st/April there were 229
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q,
8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7,
A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4,
DL, DU, E3, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU,
EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4,
HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5,
J6, J7, 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, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5,
SV9, T2, T32, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9,
UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8,
VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XF4, XT, XU, XW, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YL, YN, YO, YS,
YU, YV, Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD9, 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".
3B7A ST. BRANDON ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Departing Soon). The following
was posted on the 3B7A Web page March 31st: We are now only a few hours
from the beginning of the journey to Saint Brandon. We will stay a few
days in Mauritius, just the time to collect the remaining equipment's
like tables, guying anchors, etc.
Let's remind we will only have a limited (and expensive!) satellite
internet connection. It will be used once a day to upload logs and exchange
information with our Pilot Michel, F6AGM.
We invite you to read the QSL Info page. Our QSL Manager Flo, F5CWU,
is part of the operators, so any request will only be answered when we'll
be back home.
To be continued from Mauritius …
ADDED NOTE/REMINDER: The team is expected to be on the air sometime
around April 5-6th, and stay until April 17th. Complete details are
available at: http://www.saintbrandondx.com/en
3B9, RODRIGUES ISLAND. Vincent, F4BKV, member of the 3B7A team, is now
active as 3B9/F4BKV from Rodrigues Island (AF-017). Activity has been
on 40 and 15 meters SSB so far. QSL via his home callsign.
3C0W, ANNOBON ISLAND. 3C0W is QRT and is now back home as of March 28th.
They left Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Tuesday evening (March 27th), when
their flight home was scheduled. In 14 days of operation, the team made
over 54,267 QSOs. The full 3C0W log is uploaded to Clublog. They also
posted some photos at: http://www.lral.lv/3c0w_3c3w/photos.html
QSL via YL2GN direct or ClubLog's OQRS (direct or Bureau). See their
Web page for more details at: http://www.lral.lv/3c0w_3c3w/index.html
3D2AG ROTUMA DXPEDITION NEWS (as of March 24th). Antoine, 3D2AG, reports
on QRZ.com: "Due to QRL, the next 3D2AG/p Rotuma Dxpedition has been post-
poned to around December this year. Focus will be on low bands." ADDED
REMINDER: Meawhile, Antoine is expected to be active as T2AR from Funafuti
Island (OC-015), Tuvalu, tentatively between April 8-15th. See OPDX.1356
for more details.
9H, MALTA. Jean-Marc, F5SGI, will be active as 9H3JI from Malta (EU-023)
between May 5-12th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW only. QSL
via his home callsign. QSL cards will automatically be sent via the
9N, NEPAL. Sergey, R4WAA, will be active as 9N7WA from Nepal between
April 20-27th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW and the
Digital modes. QSL via R4WAA or ClubLog's OQRS.
A5, BHUTAN. Zorro, JH1AJT, will once again travel to Bhutan with Jin/JF1IST
and Champ/E21EIC and be active as A5A between April 4-11th. Their main
purpose is to meet with the foreign ministry to report on the outcome
and progress of the collaborative project for the youth development program
SEISA works for the BOC. They will meet with the official of the Ministry
of Health and the Sports Federations. They will also have meetings with
the BOC National Olympic Committee. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY. Zorro/JH1AJT and Jin/JF1IST will focus on the FT8 mode.
QSL via JH1AJT: PO Box 8, Oiso, Naka-gun, KANAGAWA 259-0111, Japan. The
OQRS will be available on ClubLog after Zorro's return to Japan.
Support - Foundation for Global Children (FGC): http://www.fgc.or.jp/english
D4, CAPE VERDE. Mike, CT1IUA, will be active as D4IA from Sal Island
(AF-086) between April 1-9th. Activity will be on various HF bands using
mostly CW. QSL via CT1IUA.
D4, CAPE VERDE. David, CT1EKU, is now active as D44CH from Sal Island
(AF-086) until April 6th. Activity will be QRP on various HF bands using
SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW and eQSL.
DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has
been updated on ClubLog as of March 30th. The list contain 340 entities
and here are the top 10 entities:
1. P5 DPRK (North Korea) 6. KH1 Baker Howland Islands
2. 3Y/B Bouvet Island 7. BV9P Pratas Island
3. FT5/W Crozet Island 8. KH7K Kure Island
4. CE0X San Felix Islands 9. KH3 Johnston Island
5. BS7H Scarborough Reef 10. VK0M Macquarie Island
The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list is available at:
E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Update). Jim, KM7R, will be active as E51KMR from
Jim's, E51JD, station on Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between May 8-11th.
Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands using mostly SSB. QSL
via ClubLog or LoTW.
EM30, UKRAINE (Special Event). Members of International Radioamateur Club
WW will be active as EM30N, a special event callsign, to celebrate the 30th
anniversary of their organization between April 1st and December 31st.
QSL via UR4NWW. For more information please visit:
HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. By the time you read this, Giuseppe (Joseph), IK3TND,
will be active as HB0/IK3TND from Liechtenstein until April 3rd. Activity
will be focused on the lower bands and SSB only. QSL via IK3TND direct.
NO Bureau, NO eQSL and NO LoTW.
EU-038. Fred, ON6QR, will be active as PA/ON6QR from Texel Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op
entry. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-088. Poul, OZ9V, will once again be active as OZ9V/P from Laesoe
Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via
EU-120. (Update) Look for seven Belgian operators to be active as
GB9OSA from the Isle of Wight between May 8-13th. Operators
mentioned are Eddy/ON6EF, Wilfried/ON4AFW, Jan/ON6VJ, Dieter/
ON3DMR, Alfons/ON4AWT, Jean/ON4JW and Ward/ON8WR. Activity
will be on 160-6 meters as well as 4 and 2 meters using mostly
SSB with some Digital modes. The group will have several
IC-7300 transceivers with SpiderBeams and dipoles. QSL via
ON6EF, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL.
EU-136. Dusan, S52DG, will be Active as 9A/S52DG/P from Krk Island
(CI-046), Croatia, between April 12-15th. Activity will be
holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his
home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
NA-038. Mike, VE7ACN, will be active as VA7XW/VE2 from Havre Aubert
Island (CIsA QC016) between April 2-9th. QSL via ClubLog's
OQRS or LoTW.
OC-022. Yosuke, JJ1DQR, will be active as YB9/JJ1DQR from Bali Island
between May 18-22nd. Activity will be on various HF bands
using SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
ADDED NOTE: Look for Yosuke to be active from Singapore (9V1)
May 17th and May 22nd, before his YB9 operation. Callsign
not available yet.
OC-160. Tim, NL8F, will be active as VK4COF from Hamilton Island
between April 3-13th. Activity will be mainly SSB and FT8.
Tim informs that he has an IC-7300 and KPA500 and will probably
using a vertical and wire for 80m. He states on March 29th,
currently from Australia, "have nice place at the top of the
ridge facing to the north, should be great take off ASL about
350 ft then spend the rest of the month running around Queens-
land". QSL via NL8F.
SA-077. Members of the 599 DX Group will be active as PS1S from Santana
Island (WLOTA L-0714, ARLHS BRA-062, DIB-RJ-06) between July
26-30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and
the Digital modes (RTTY, FT8, PSK31). Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 3530, 7030, 10115, 14040, 21040, 24920 and 28040 kHz
SSB - 3755, 7055, 14260, 21260, 24950 and 28560 kHz
Digital modes will be met in the call frequencies of the modality.
Look for the team to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th).
Operators mentioned are André/PU4ALZ, Rafael/PY2VTC and Junior/
PY2ZA. QSL via the Bureau. For updates, check their QRZ.com
page or Twitter at: https://twitter.com/PS1S_2018
PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new <www.iota-world.org> 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......
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For April). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of April 2018:
GX4BJC/A - Operator - Not yet allocated. The operator will give details
if heard/worked. (/A WAB Square - ? - England, IOTA EU-005,
MX1SWL/A - Operated from Clacton-on-Sea, in Essex, by George, G1IPU.
(/A WAB Square TM11 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841)
ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU - The QSL Manager and NOT the
individual operator. 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. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams
and SWLs, see <www.iswl.org.uk> for full details. eQSL.cc cards ARE
welcomed for their awards.
J8, ST. VINCENT. Brian, GW4DVB, will once again be active as J88PI from
Palm Island (aka Prune Island, WW Loc. FK92HO, IOTA NA-025), in the St.
Vincent and the Grenadines Island group, between April 21-29th. Activity
will be on 40/20/17/15/10/6 meters SSB only using a Yaesu FT991A into a
10m vertical antenna and a M0CVO HW-40HP off center fed dipole. QSL via
GW4DVB, by the Bureau or direct to: PO Box 20:20, Llanharan, Pontyclun,
Wales - UK CF72 9ZA. For more details and updates, check:
ADDED NOTE: Palm Island is an exclusive, private-island resort. This
idyllic tropical hideaway is situated near the southern tip of St. Vincent
and the Grenadines, an idyllic archipelago of 32 tropical islands and
cays known for its stunning natural beauty, clear, warm waters and turtles.
JD1, OGASAWARA. Harry, JG7PSJ, will once again be active as JD1BMH from
Chichijima Island (AS-031) between April 29th and May 6th. This will be
his 21st visit. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
QSL via the Bureau to JD1BMH or direct to JG7PSJ. Visit his Web page for
more details at: http://sapphire.es.tohoku.ac.jp/jd1bmh
Also, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jd1bmh
JW, SVALBARD. Operators Just/LA9DL, Erling/LA6VM and Halvard/LA7XK will
once again be active from Longyearbyen on Svalbard during the SSB part
of the "2018 Scandinavian Activity Contest" (SAC) (October 13-14th).
They will operate during the contest with the callsign JW5X. QSL is via
LA7XK, direct or LoTW. Before and after the contest they will be active
with their respective JW callsigns (JW9DL, JW7XK and JW6VM) on all bands
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. The trio will be there between October
10-15th. QSL for these contacts are via their home callsigns, direct,
by the Bureau and possibly via LoTW or ClubLog. Look for JW7XK to be
mainly on the digital modes, while JW9DL and JW6VM will work SSB and CW.
NCDXF NEWSLETTER. The Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) "2018
Spring" newsletter (20 pages) is now available online at:
OA9, PERU. Daniel, IK2SGL, is now active as IK2SGL/OA9 from the Amazon
Forest in Peru. Length of his stay is unknown. He states, "I moved to the
Peruvian selva with my wife Sally. We are international volunteers in a
worldwide education program. We contact and help the indigenous people
of the region: the Shipibo-Conibo people. There is nothing better than
helping others and using our own energies and resources to give a hope to
people. I firmly believe that the Holy Bible does give good counsels and
a real hope for the future. (Psalms 37:10,11,29) We are not paid nor do
we have a comfortable life as we used to have, but we are happy. I have
very little time for radio but I enjoy contacting people all over the
world and practicing my Italian, English, Spanish, Tagalog and now Shipibo."
When Daniel is active, you can usually find him on most Mondays around
2200 UTC on 20 meters. He also has a Twitter account (@IK2SGL) and usually
Tweets when he is on the air. He can also be active on 160-6 meters using
a Kenwood TS-480sat. Also, Daniel is in the rare area 9. QSL via LoTW,
eQSL and ClubLog. NO Bureau or direct QSLs.
OJ0, MARKET REEF. Pasi, OH3WS, will once again be active as OJ0W from
Market Reef between April 27th and May 4th. Activity will be on 20-6
meters using CW and SSB. Pasi will try 60m on both CW and SSB, listen
on 5354 kHz. QSL via OH3WS, by the Bureau or direct.
OT70, BELGIUM (Special Event). The Belgian IARU society UBA celebrates
its 70th birthday. To celebrate the event, 59 special event stations will
be active during the month of May 2018. These callsigns will be:
OT70ACC, OT70ALT, OT70ARA, OT70AST, OT70ATH, OT70ATO, OT70BDX, OT70BFA,
OT70BSE, OT70BTS, OT70BXE, OT70CRD, OT70CLR, OT70CPN, OT70DIG, OT70DST,
OT70EKO, OT70ERA, OT70GBN, OT70GDV, OT70GNT, OT70GTM, OT70HCC, OT70HRT,
OT70KTK, OT70LGE, OT70LIR, OT70LLV, OT70LUS, OT70LVN, OT70MCL, OT70MLB,
OT70NBT, OT70NLB, OT70NNV, OT70NOL, OT70ODE, OT70ONZ, OT70ORA, OT70OSA,
OT70OSB, OT70OST, OT70PHI, OT70RAM, OT70RAT, OT70RCA, OT70RSX, OT70SNW,
OT70THN, OT70TLS, OT70TRA, OT70TWS, OT70UBA, OT70WLD, OT70WRA, OT70WRC,
OT70WTO, OT70YLC and OT70ZTM.
The suffix of these callsigns represent the local UBA club divisions,
i.e. OT70BXE stands for Brussels East. QSLs will be available via Club-
Log's OQRS. A commemorative award is available in three classes:
Award Number of different The award will be presented at
Class OT70 stations worked no cost via the Web page:
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Bronze 10 http://70.uba.be
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (April 2-8th).......
Apr/02nd AN Apr/05th HN Apr/07th AN
Apr/03rd AN Apr/06th HN Apr/08th 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 <www.qslinfo.eu>
>> >> No QSL Infos this week and next week <<
Next Infos on Sunday, April 15, 2018
(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
LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/3C0W (Log has been uploaded)
UK9AA QSL. Dennis, K8LBT, reports, "Received my QSL card from Uzbekistan
(UK9AA) in the mail today for my contact back in 2014 on 12 meters SSB.
Only took 1-1/2 months from my request in February of this year. He is
currently active as I have seen spots on him from time to time."
A71/F6BFH/P LOG. Alain, F6BFH, informs that the log is now on LoTW
and ClubLog's OQRS.
PIRATE ALERT. Francois, ZS4X, has notified the SARL Office that his
old callsign, ZS6BUU, is being pirated using the FT8 mode. ICASA (the
South African Regulator) has confirmed that ZS6BUU has not been re-
PIRATE ALERT. Don't waste your time working JX2018A which is a PIRATE
station just like years before (JX2016A and JX2017A). That operator is
probably the same guy.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 9A5RBJ, 9A5Y, 9H4JX, 9K2WA, DG1NPM, DL4SZB,
E74DO, FK8IK, FM/UT5UGR, ES6DO, F4KJN, H2017PFO, H40YM, HB9EFK, HD8M,
IO2X, J35X, J73WA, JA2AXB, JR7AQL, OH0X, PA7RA, PJ4NX, TG9AHM, TN5R,
TX5X (OC-046), TY7C, VE7ACN/7 (NA-091), UR4L, UT0RM, UX7VA, VC2A,
VP2EGO, VQ920JC, XT2MAX, YB2VMC, Z60A, ZP5FIA and ZS6UB
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: C81G (AF-061), E31A, GU4YOX, JD1BMH, JX5O,
NH2T, NH8S, T33A, TZ5XR, UK9AA, ZD7FT and ZX8NO
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 9V1XX, DU1/DK4TB and TF3JB
RI1, FRANZ JOSEF LAND (Update). Per "DXNews.com", Eugene, UA4RX, has
finally received his old RI1FJ callsign (was using UA4RX/1). He will
be active from Heiss Island until September 2018. Activity has been on
40 and 30 meters CW, but he can be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and
the Digital modes. QSL via UA2FM direct or use ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
TM93, FRANCE (Special Event). The French National Hamradio Association
[REF] is celebrating the World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) on April 18th,
as TM93WARD, which is organized by IARU, and of which the REF had been
a founding member 93 years ago! Look for activity to take place between
April 14-22nd, on all bands. QSL via F6BEE, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
VK9C & VK9X, COCOS (KEELING) AND CHRISTMAS ISLAND. Michael, DF8AN, will
be active from these two DXCC locations during the first three weeks of
November. His tentative schedule is as follows:
November 3-6th -- From Christmas Island (OC-002); signing as VK9XQ
November 6-10th -- From Cocos (Keeling) Island (OC-003); signing as VK9CH
November 10-17th -- From Christmas Island (OC-002); signing as VK9XQ
Activity from both islands will be on 160-6 meters using CW, RTTY and
the Digital modes (FT8, JT, PSK, MFSK16 and HELL). QSL via his home call-
sign, direct, by the DARC Bureau or eQSL (well after his operation).
NO LoTW. PLEASE send NO QSLs via the AUSTRALIAN QSL BUREAU!
VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS. Dave, N9DK, states [edited], "I'll be
operating VP2V Maritime Mobile (VP2V/N9DK/mm) between July 7-14th. I'll
have a KX3 and attempting 15m, 20m, 40m, possibly 80m, and VHF (2m). Will
be on CW, SSB and FT8." QSL via N9DK. JUST REMINDER. For DXCC purposes,
/MM (maritime mobile) [as well as operations from a boat that isn't
permanently docked] will not count for DXCC. Dave informed OPDX that he
hopes to be going ashore.
VQ5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Operators Peter/VE3IKV and Bill/W4TAA/VE3MMQ
will be active as VQ5Z from the Providenciales Island (NA-002, WW Loc.
FL31vs) between July 1-11th. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters
(with a focus on 6m) using CW, SSB, FT8, MSK144 and JT65A. They will have
a 6m beacon running on 50.107 MHz, and will be running 100 watts into a
8 element Yagi with 12.1 dBd gain. It is suggested to watch the ON4KST
6 meter chat page. QSL via VE3IKV direct.
W4, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Members of the Shenandoah Valley
Amateur Radio Club [SVARC] (W4RKC) will be celebrating their 70th anni-
versary using the special callsign W4R between April 5-14th. Activity
will be on all bands and all modes throughout the event. QSL via W4RKC,
direct, LoTW and eQSL. Visit their Web page at <http://svarc.us> or
their FaceBook page at <http://facebook.com/ShenandoahValleyARC>.
XZ, MYANMAR. Simon, HS0ZIB, was signing XZ2A last week, and is "the first
resident amateur radio station in Myanmar since 1962". Currently, Simon
is in Bangkok for a couple of weeks collecting some ham gear before
returning to Naypyitaw. He is a British 'ham', that is living in Naypyitaw
- the new capital city of Myanmar. Simon teaches English, science and STEM
at an international school. He also runs a 'one-man-band' educational
charity called 'TeacherSimon.org'. His license states that he can use
15, 12 and 10 meters only, and can operate on SSB and various Digital
modes. QSL via LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates,
watch for his posts on QRZ.com at: https://www.qrz.com/db/XZ2A
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Editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin (OPDX - DXer's Tool of Excellence)
President of the "Northern Ohio DX Association" (NODXA)
DX Chairman for the "Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society
ARRL Assistant Director of the Great Lakes Division
Sysop of the "Basic Amateur Radio Frequency BBS" (BARF80.ORG)