Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1415

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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1415

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Bulletin No. 1415
    BID: $OPDX.1415
    May 27, 2019
    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 Cluster
    Networks, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4ZW, WB6RSE,
    N7NG, K8GG, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, CX3ZAN, DL1SBF,
    DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net,
    F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, OZ6OM
    & 50 MHz DX News, Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following
    DX information.

    ** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE: This week's bulletin was sent out earlier
    than normal to accommodate the late CQWW WPX CW Contest announcements.
    Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing
    of the CQWW WPX CW Contest participants.

    DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
    week of Friday, 17th/May, through Friday, 24th/May there were 199 countries
    active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O,
    4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K,
    9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE9, CM,
    CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL,
    EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FW, 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, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH4, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA,
    LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA,
    PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8,
    TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5,
    V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP5, VP8, VR, VU, XE, XU, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS,
    YU, YV, Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, 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".

    3V, TUNISIA. Operator SWL Ashraf "Ash", 3V4-002 (KF5EYY), will be active
    as 3V8SF from the Scout Radio Club of Sfax city club station during the
    CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m)/Low-
    Power entry. QSL via LX1NO or LoTW. Read about Ashraf on the following
    Web page at: http://www.kf5eyy.info

    3Y0I BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION. A very short message was posted on the
    3Y0I Bouvetoya.org FaceBook page on May 19th: "3Y0I: FALL 2019 (with
    a heart emoticon)"

    4L, GEORGIA. Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active during the CQWW WPX CW
    Contests (May 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via
    K1BV or LoTW.

    5W, SAMOA (Update/Reminder). Operators Gus/CX2AM & XYL Maby/CX3DDB,
    Bert/CX3AN, Martio/CX4CR and Rainer/CX8FB, members of the Uruguay DX
    Group, will be active as 5W0H from the Island of Upolu (OC-097), Samoa,
    between June 1-10th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-6 meters, running
    2 stations with Spider beams and dipoles, using mainly CW and SSB. QSL
    Manager is EB7DX. ADDED NOTE: The week after their Samoa operation,
    Rainer and Gus will continue their activity running mobile from somewhere
    in New Zealand (ZL).

    8P, BARBADOS. Tom, W2SC, will be active as 8P5A during the CQWW WPX CW
    Contest (May 25-26th) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via
    LoTW or direct to HA1AG.

    9N, NEPAL. Yuki, JH1NBN, is once again active as 9N7BN from Kathmandu
    until June 4th. Activity will be limited to his spare time due to work
    on 80-6 meters using CW and FT8. QSL 9N7BN via JH1NBN direct to: Yuki
    Yosuke Uchiyama, 924-4, Yokokawa-cho, Hachioji, Tokyo, 193-0823, Japan.

    AH2, GUAM. Toshinobu, JI3ERV, will be active as AH2R from the Guam Contest
    Club station during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) as a Single-Op
    entry. QSL via LoTW.

    CN2, MOROCCO. Dimitri, RA3CO, will be active as CN2CO during the CQWW
    WPX CW Contest as Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW.

    CN3, MOROCCO. Operators Stefano/IK2QEI, Jiri/OK1RI, Stanislav/OK1AU,
    Ladislav/OK1DIX, Stanislav/OK1NX, Petr/OK1FCJ and Vit/OK5MM will be active
    as CN3A from Safi during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) as a Multi-
    Multi entry. QSL via LoTW or via IK2OHG, direct or by Bureau. Visit their
    Web page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CN3A/112969535390789

    DXPEDITION OF THE YEAR (By Southwest Ohio DX Association - SWODXA). This
    year's "2019 SWODXA DXpedition" at the Day-Xenia's HamVention went to the
    KH1/KH7Z Baker Island DXpedition. The KH1/KH7Z DXpedition Team consisted of
    James/9V1YC, Ned/AA7A, George/AA7JV, Tomi/HA7RY, Ken/JN1THL, Mike/KN4EEI,
    John/K6MM, Kevin/K6TD, Doug/N1DG, Rick/N4HU, Sam/N4XP, Arnold/N6HC,
    Mike/N6MZ, Tom/ND2T and David/WJ2O.

    E31A ERITREA 2019 DXPEDITION (Reminder). The FGC Radio Team (E31A) will
    be active from The State of Eritrea between May 25th and June 3rd. Zorro,
    JH1AJT, CEO of SEISA and FGC (Foundation for Global Children) and the
    team will be visit Eritrea to participate in the "Eritrean Independence
    Ceremony".
    The main purpose of this trip is to support the Eritrea National Olympic
    Committee (E.N.O.C). The SEISA's group will "coordinate a pre-game train-
    ing camp" for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and select students for a
    scholarship program at the SEISA Kokusai Junior High School and University.
    Operators mentioned are Zorro/JH1AJT, Franz/DJ9ZB, David/WD5COV, Johannes/
    PA5X, Dima/RAUSU, Sergey/RZ9UN and Champ/E21EIC. Activity will be on
    160-6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8 (F/H mode).
    During this trip, Zorro, JH1AJT, will not operate due to his health.
    But still always supports the team. QSL via JH1AJT: Y. Zorro Miyazawa,
    P.O. Box 8 Oiso, Naka-Gun Kanagawa 259-0003, Japan. An OQRS will be
    available at ClubLog after his return to Japan. Support for the FGC
    (Foundation for Global Children): http://www.fgc.or.jp/english

    E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. "DX News" reports that Milan, OK1DWC, is expected
    back on Rarotonga Island (OC-013) and will be active as E51DWC. His length
    of stay is not known at this time. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using
    CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct or Club-
    Log's OQRS.

    FS, ST. MARTIN ISLAND. Operators Paul/K9NU, John/W9ILY, Gary/N9AOL,
    John/K9EL and Marco/FS4WBS will team-up and be active as FS/homecall
    (except Marco) from a hillside location not far from Orient Beach on
    Saint Martin Island (NA-105) between December 4-13th. Activity will be
    on 160-6 meters with a primary focus on 40, 80 and 160 meters during hours
    of darkness. They will also operate 30-6 meters depending on openings.
    Primary modes will be CW and FT8. Their plan is to operate FT8 in Fox/
    Hound mode on DXpedition frequencies. SSB and RTTY are also planned.
    There will be NO operation on 60 meters or PSK modes. When the normal
    FT8 frequencies are busy, they will operate Fox/Hound mode on: 3567,
    7056, 10131, 14090, 18095, 21091, 24911 and 28091 kHz. If those fre-
    quencies are busy, they will announce their operating frequency. The
    team will be an entry in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest (December 6-8th).
    QSL info is as follows:
    FS/K9NU - ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW, Direct, Bureau
    FS/W9ILY - ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW, Direct, Bureau
    FS/K9EL - ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW, Direct, Bureau
    FS/N9AOL - LoTW, Direct, Bureau
    FS4WBS - via IZ1MHY
    Daily uploads to ClubLog and LoTW will be done if possible. For more
    details and updates, see: http://www.k9el.com/SaintMartin2019/SXM2019.htm

    IREF IOTA AWARDS. The following received the first-ever IREF IOTA Expedi-
    tioner of the Year Awards at the Day-Xenia's HamVention:
    1st Place – Cezar VE3LYC (15725 ponits)
    2nd Place – Mike VE7ACN (13424 points)
    3rd Place – Dave EI9FBB (10983 points)
    For complete details, see: https://irefradio.com/activator-award

    IOTA NEWS..............
    AS-205. Operators Vasily/R7AL, Vladimir/RK8A and Albert/UB9WLJ will
    be active as R205NEW from Bogoslova Island, Russia, between
    June 14-18th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW
    and SSB. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS. Visit their Web page at:
    https://rv6ali.wixsite.com/as205new

    EU-008. Members of the Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club will
    once again activate GM2T from the Isle of Tiree (IOSA NH04,
    SCOTIA DI10, WLOTA 2232, WAB NM04), the most westernly part
    of Scotland's Inner Hebridean Islands, during the RSGB IOTA
    Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/2-TX/Island-DXpedition
    entry. Operators mentioned are: 2M0NQT, Brian/G3UJE, Cambell/
    MM0DXC, Bob/GM4UYZ, Geoff/MM5AHO, Brian/M0RNR, John/MM0JXI,
    Steve/MM0GZA, Cephas/MM0INS, Craig/MM0NBW, Al/MM0XAB, MW/MM3NQT,
    Ellis/GM4GZW and Lon/WA6AEE. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or Bureau.
    ADDED NOTES: Activity depends if the CalMac ferries are
    operating. For more info, see: http://www.cpsarc.com

    EU-043. Operators Rick/SM6U, Bengt/SM6UQL and Tomas/SM6XMY will once
    again be active as 7S6WX from Väderöarna (Weather Islands)
    between May 30th and June 2nd. Their boat trip is weather
    dependent. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters
    using SSB. They will have two stations, verticals and wire
    antennas. QSL via 7S6WX by the Bureau or LoTW.

    NA-068. Mikhail, VE7ACN, will be active as VE7ACN/VE9 from Miscou
    Island between August 11-18th. Activity will be on various
    HF bands. QSL via VE7ACN, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's
    OQRS or LoTW. For more details and updates, watch:
    https://www.ve7acn.com

    NA-112. Brian, K4BRI, will be active as K4BRI/p from Bald Head Island
    in North Carolina between July 30-31st. Activity will be mainly
    on 20 meters using CW and SSB. He may also be on other bands
    depending on propagation. QSL via his home callsign.

    NA-114. Didier, F6BCW, is now active as FG/F6BCW from Iles des Saintes,
    Guadeloupe, until May 26th. Activity will be on 20 meters CW.
    Suggest frequencies are: 14027-14030 kHz. QSL via F6BCW.

    NA-211. "DX-World.net" reports that Yuri, N3QQ, has received permission
    to operate from Tillamook Rock from its owner. This is subject
    to all NOAA/USFWS restrictions and limitations. A preliminary
    team of Mike/AD5A, Rob/N7QT, Alexej/NW7M and Yuri/N3QQ will
    try activate the rock around November-December 2019. Yuri says
    the owner of Tillamook Rock has created a fundraiser on Facebook
    to help with costs to transport crew and conduct a cleanup/
    construction assessment. For more details on the fundraiser,
    see: https://www.facebook.com/donate/444710879405793/2710859262274736

    OC-129. Operators Audie/DU1ZDR and Gazelle/DU1ZDQ will be active as
    DZ1A from Kalanggaman Island, Philippines, on Monday, June
    3rd. Activity will be QRP only on the IOTA frequencies 14260
    and 7055 kHz using SSB and CW. QSL via DZ1A.

    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......

    JW, SVALBARD. Erling, LB2PG, will be active as JW/LB2PG from Bear Island
    (EU-027) starting sometime in June, but plans to stay until November
    2019. Activity will be on 80-20 meters using SSB with a FT-990 and 1KW
    amp into multi-band dipole antenna. QSL via LB2PG by the Bureau.

    GU, GUERNSEY. Oleg, RL5D, will be active as MU2K during the CQWW WPX CW
    Contest (May 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via
    GU8ITE.

    LY59, LITHUANIA. Rolandas, LY5AA, will use the special callsign LY59A
    during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band
    (160m)/High-Power entry. QSL only direct to LY5AA: Rolandas Zakelis,
    Naujakuriu g.82-19, LT47131 Kaunas, LITHUANIA. No Bureau QSLs. The special
    callsign is to celebrate 59th anniversary of the Lithuanian Radio Sports
    Federation.

    P4, ARUBA. Operators Ben/DL6RAI, Martin/DL5RMH and Philipp/DK6SP are now
    active as P4/DL6RAI, P4/DL5RMH and P4/DK6SP, respectively, from Aruba
    (SA-036) until May 29th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, possibly 60m,
    using CW, SSB and RTTY. The team will also be in the CQWW WPX CW Contest
    (May 25-26th) as a Multi-2 entry signing P40X. QSL P40X via DJ4MX ClubLog's
    OQRS preferred. QSL P4/DL6RAI, P4/DL5RMH and P4/DK6SP via their home
    callsign, direct, by the Bureau (not DK6SP) or LoTW.

    PJ2, CURACAO. Paul, VA3ZC, will be active as PJ2/VA3ZC from Curacao Island
    (SA-006) between June 9-16th. Activity will be on 40/30/20 meters using
    FT8 and slow speed CW. QSL via VA3ZC, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

    PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Holger/DL1COP and Monica/DC7MO are once again
    active as PJ4/DL1COP and PJ4/DC7MO, respectively, from Bonaire Island
    (SA-006) until May 30th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF
    bands and modes. QSL via their home callsigns, direct, by the Bureau,
    LoTW or ClubLog.

    PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (May 27th-June 2nd).......
    May/27th AN May/30th AN Jun/01st AN
    May/28th HN May/31st AN Jun/02nd AN
    May/29th 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

    Meanwhile, check out the following Web sites for propagation:
    * VOACAP predication Web page at: http://www.voacap.com/hf
    and http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html
    * DX.QSL.NET Propagation page: https://dx.qsl.net/propagation
    * A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
    https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm
    * SolarHam Web page: http://www.solarham.net
    * Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at:
    http://sunspotwatch.com
    * Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
    overseas locations are at: http://arrl.org/propagation
    * Information and tutorials on propagation are at: http://k9la.us
    * Graphic propagation tool by DR2W: http://www.dr2w.de/dx-propagation
    * Point to point propagation at: http://www.predtest.uk/p2p.html
    * Realtime propagation at: http://www.predtest.uk
    * Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm

    QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
    QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu) (May 19th & 24th)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    4JF1EU via 4J3DJ (**) F/DL9SEP/P via DL9SEP PI40FL via PA3HEB
    AN7N via EA7URM GB0IWM via G4PFW PJ4/DL1COP via DL1COP
    AO2EU via EA3RKF GS0NWM via M0URX (O) PV50Y via PT2OP
    AU60BARC via VU2LU HB0/DJ5MN via DJ5MN RA/DJ8QP via DJ8QP
    C37ITU via (C3-B/d/L) HB90TOC via HB9TOC SN75PW via SP1PMY
    CS2TTQ via CT7ABF HB9SOLAR via HB9ACA SU9VB via UA4WHX & (L)
    CT9/DF6QV via DF6QV HF9MUZEUM via SP9KAG SV5/OV9A via OZ1KZX (L/e)
    CT9ABR via OZ2I (O/L) IH9/IV3NVN via IK2ILH TC100MKA via TC100MKA (L)
    DA0C via DK8WG II0BIKE via 9A5URI TM1USA via F5PTA (e)
    DM100ZM via DM1ANK (B/e) J79TA via M0OXO (O) TM4JDD via F8KGS
    EA5/PA3GCU via PA3GCU K0BAK/VE1 via K0BAK TM77JNC via F4GYM
    EA6/DK5IR via DK5IR K7Y via K9AJ (O) UN8LWZ via RW6HS (d)
    EA6/DL6CT via DL6CT KH2L via W3HNK (L/KH2-B) UP150A via UN7ID
    EF0F via EA4URE KH7M via (***) W4/G4WQI via G4WQI (d/L)
    EH8ITU via EA8ED & (L) KP2/DL5CW via DL5CW YL/LY1CM/P via LY1CM
    EM5DIG via UY5AX (O) LX9DX via LX2A ZL4/OK1MV via OK1MV
    EW/DL7VFM via DL7VFM MJ/DL1FDH via DL1FDH ZS9Z via ZS1OIN

    (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
    (**) direct to Russia Address
    (***) KH6ZM (USA/Canada); I0MWI (Rest of the World)

    LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/6Y3Y
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/HR5/F2JD (Updated)
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/J68HZ
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/NL0H/P
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/OG0C

    LoTW NEWS. ARRL Web page reports on May 23rd: LoTW Now Accepting
    FT4 Contacts -- The latest TQSL update (Config.xml version 11.8),
    released on May 22, includes FT4 as a submode of MFSK. It also adds
    AISAT-1 and PO-101 in the satellite category.
    As of May 23rd, 1,048,281,611 contact records have been entered into
    the system, resulting in 200,387,247 contact confirmations. LoTW has
    118,328 users.

    NL0H/P via NL0H or ClubLog. Henry, NL0H, was active as from Saint
    Lawrence Island (NA-040, WW Loc. AP43), Alaska, between May 16-19th.

    TI0DX QSL STATUS. Akihito, JR0AMD, reports the following [edited]:
    Change to "No bureau" this time. Please only direct mail (SASE or
    SAE + 2 USDs), because handling in the QSL Bureau is suspended to
    reduce costs. My mailing address is: Akihito Taga
    6-18 Yamanoshita-machi
    Higashi-ku, Niigata City
    Niigata 950-0057, Japan
    If you need a paper QSL card for TI0DX, please send with SASE or SAE!
    Please do not send to QSL Bureau. As a precaution, the correspondence
    with ClubLog's OQRS will continue as before, but if there is an OQRS
    via QSL Bureau, we will send it by direct mail.

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3Y0C (2001), 5T5PA, CE0OEB, CE3BT, E51DWC,
    EA5HRV, FG8OJ, G4UJS, GT3PYE/P, HJ2BKY, I1RJP, IK2SGL/OA9, MI5I, OH2NNE,
    PJ7DH, RW9QA, SO6X, TC1919ATA, TG9IN, V47JA, V63YAP, VE3MJR, VK7AP,
    VU2ZMK, XU7AKJ, YC6RMT and Z66Z

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5X3C, 5X3E, 7P8LB, AD5A (NA-092), C21BN, E51DWC,
    E6ET, RI0B (AS-054, AS-104, AS-121), T88IB, V84SAA, XT2SZZ, Z66Z and Z81D

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE IARU BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!
    --- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
    to send in their info....

    REBEL DX GROUP (Update). On May 18th, the Rebel DX Group posted the
    following on their Web page (https://www.rebeldxgroup.com/): Pacific
    Rebels -- The Rebel catamaran is ready to set sail. Graham, Tack, Taddy
    and Dom are in 3D2 Fiji making last minute preparations with licenses
    and permissions in hand. Once the Rebel Team “weigh anchor” we will make
    an announcement here with the expected dates, operating frequencies and
    the location of our first stop! Stay tuned!
    On May 20th, it was reported that "there is unseasonal weather at the
    moment, including tropical depressions which are unusual at this time of
    year. This is delaying our departure."
    It is also recommended to watch both 3D2CR (Conway Reef) and T33T (Banaba
    Island) on the QRZ.com Web pages for updates as well as the 3Z9DX tracker:
    https://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0tARRAqk3ftzEN8piDb2UOWqGrnOX349o

    SILENT KEY. Maurice, F5NQL, from the KOP team, informs that Francis Breton,
    F5QF, became a Silent Key (SK) May 1st. Francis was a ham for more than 50
    years. He belonged to the REF (French IARU Society), the Clipperton DX Club
    (CDXC), the Union Française des Telegraphistes (UFT) and was until 2016 a
    very active member of the Provins ARC/F6KOP. Francis was on the HONOR ROLL
    of the DXCC. On the last ARRL HR listing (April 2019), he was 339/353 Mixed
    and 337/348 CW. OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest
    sympathy to the family and friends of F5QF.

    VP6R PITCAIRN ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. The following was reported on the
    VP6R Web page on May 24th: May 24, 2019: "Yesterday marked another major
    logistical waypoint in the Pitcairn Island DXpedition. After verifying
    that we had all our equipment packed, our container was locked and a U.S.
    Customs seal applied. A crane then lifted the container on a truck for
    transportation to a Chicago railhead. From Chicago, the container will
    go by rail to the East Cost and from there by container ship to Tauranga,
    New Zealand where its contents will go aboard the RV Braveheart in mid
    August."
    Images of the container loading are available as a slide presentation at:
    https://pitcairndx.com/news-and-updates

    YASME FOUNDATION NEWS (Press Release, date May 18th) [edited]. YASME
    FOUNDATION SUPPORTING GRANT TO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS, WRTC 2022, AND
    EXCELLENCE AWARDS -- The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation
    announces that it has made the following grants:

    * $5,000 each to the Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) and ARRL scholar-
    ship programs for 2019.
    * $5,000 to WRTC 2022 in Italy for general support and, a second grant
    to once again sponsor the Widow’s Ball during WRTC 2022.
    * * * * *
    The Yasme Excellence Award is presented to individuals and groups who,
    through their own service, creativity, effort and dedication, have made
    a significant contribution to amateur radio. The contribution may be in
    recognition of technical, operating or organizational achievement, as all
    three are necessary for amateur radio to grow and prosper. The Yasme
    Excellence Award is in the form of a cash grant and an individually-
    engraved crystal globe.

    The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation are pleased to announce
    the latest recipients of the Yasme Excellence Award:
    Angel Vazquez, WP3R - for his work in disaster relief, and as an out-
    standing ambassador for amateur radio.

    Nikola Percin, 9A5W - for his outstanding work in advancing amateur
    radio in Croatia and the surrounding region. He is a co-founder of 9A1A.
    Nikola started efforts to recruit young amateurs and established youth
    programs in coordination with local universities.
    * * * * *
    The Yasme Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to
    support scientific and educational projects related to amateur radio,
    including DXing (long distance communication) and the introduction and
    promotion of amateur radio in developing countries. For additional
    information about The Yasme Foundation, visit our website at (www.yasme.org).

    Ward Silver, N0AX, President The Yasme Foundation

    Board of Directors:
    Ward Silver, N0AX, President and Director
    Ken Claerbout, K4ZW, Vice-President, Secretary and Director
    Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Treasurer and Director
    Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T, Director
    Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director
    Fred Laun, K3ZO, Director
    Robert Vallio, W6RGG, Director
    Marty Woll, N6VI, Director
    James Brooks, 9V1YC, Director

    Z6, REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO. The following was sent out by Wayne, N7NG,
    on May 21st: In a few days, the Kosovo Friendship Consortium, Z66X
    will participate in the CQ WPX Contest from the capital, Pristina, with
    the team of Martti/OH2BH, Pekka/OH2TA, Driton/Z61DX and Fehmi/Z62FB.
    When not in the contest we will be preparing young Kosovo hams for
    YOTA 2019 and searching for a noise-free location outside of the city
    for future low-band activity. QSL via OH2BH.

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    The following stations are expected to be active in the
    CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th, 2019)
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
    consolidated listing of the participants in the 2019 CQWW WPX CW Contest.
    For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
    format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
    http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxc2019.html (By callsign)
    http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxcd2019.html (By entity)
    The complete rules are available here: http://www.cqwpx.com/rules.htm
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    Contest DXCC Class QSL
    Callsign Entity Route
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    3V8SF Tunisia SOSB 160M LoTW; QSL via LX1NO
    4L8A Georgia SOSB 20M LoTW; QSL via K1BV
    4X7R Israel SOAB 4X6OM
    5Z4/LZ4NM Kenya
    8P5A Barbados SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via HA1AG
    9K2HN Kuwait SOAB LoTW; QSL via 9K2HN (B/d)
    9M6NA East Malaysia SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via (C)
    AH2R Guam SO LoTW
    B4T China M/? BA4TB
    CK2Z Canada M/? LoTW
    CN2CO Morocco SOAB LoTW
    CN3A Morocco M/M IK2OHG
    CR3DX Madeira SOAB HP OM2VL; QSL via (B/d)
    EA6/WJ2O Balearic Islands SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via N2ZN
    EF8R Canary Islands SOAB LoTW
    EF9Z Ceuta & Melilla SO LoTW; QSL via EA5KB
    KH7M Hawaii SOAB KH6ZM
    LY59A Lithuania SOSB 160M LY5AA (d)
    MU2K Guernsey SOAB LP GU8ITE
    NG3K USA M/2 LoTW
    NP2P US Virgin Islands SO LoTW
    OG0C Aland Islands M/M OH5C
    P40X Aruba M/? LoTW
    P44W Aruba SOAB LoTW; paper cards to N2MM; (NB)
    PJ4G Bonaire M/S
    T40A Cuba M/S CO8ZZ (d)
    V31AK Belize SOAB LoTW
    VP5M Turks & Caicos M/? LoTW; QSL via K4QPL (d)
    WP2Z US Virgin Islands M/2 KU9C
    WP4X Puerto Rico SO HP N4AO
    YB2DX Indonesia SOSB 80M LoTW; QSL via YB2DX (d)
    YV1KK Venezuela SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via YV1KK (B)
    Z66X Kosovo M/? OH2BH

    (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

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