Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1402

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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1402

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Bulletin No. 1402
    BID: $OPDX.1402
    February 11, 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 Clusters
    Network, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, AA4NC, K5GS,
    WB6RSE, N7NG, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, CO8ZZ, DL1SBF,
    DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net,
    EA9LZ, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX
    News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OH2BH, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PG5M, RW6HS,
    Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.

    *** IMPORTANT NOTE FROM EDITOR (Update): The "new" OPDX Mailing List
    is back up and running! Details on how to subscribe/unsubscribe
    are at the bottom of this bulletin. PLEASE pass the word around....
    Thanks and 73 de Tedd KB8NW

    DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
    week of Sunday, 3rd/February, through Sunday, 10th/February there were
    209 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W,
    4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J,
    9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3,
    C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7,
    EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK,
    FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK,
    HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K,
    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, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM,
    SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T31, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TY, TZ, UA,
    UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2E, VP2M,
    VP5, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XZ, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3,
    Z6, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, 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".

    3B8, MAURITIUS. Nigel, G3TXF, will once again be active as 3B8XF from
    Mauritius (AF-049) during the 2019 Commonwealth Contest (BERU) [March
    9-10th]. QSL via G3TXF or ClubLog's OQRS (for both Bureau or direct QSLs).
    DO NOT SEND QSLS THROUGH THE BUREAU.

    3W, VIETNAM. Toby, JE1STF/JH5ORO (A65CJ), will be active as 3W9CJ from
    Hoi An, Vietnam, between February 11-15th. Activity will be holiday
    style on 160/80/40/30/20/17/10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. Watch
    the evenings. QSL info to be announced.

    3Y0I BOUVET DXPEDITION NEWS. Again nothing has been posted on any of the
    3Y0I media Web pages during the past two weeks. It has been very quiet.
    The DX community continues to be anxious for this DXpedition to take
    place. Nothing else to report this week and no other details. Departure
    dates are still not known. It is still a mystery...
    If things change, we will send out a special bulletin. Remember, it
    takes 12 days to get to Bouvet from South Africa, and they plan to stay
    on the island for at least 2 weeks if the weather cooperates. The 3Y0I
    DXpedition's band plan frequencies (160-6m) and modes (CW/SSB/FT8)
    can be found at: https://www.rebeldxgroup.com
    https://bouvetoya.org/3yoi-bandplan
    QSL via ClubLog's OQRS (preferred), LoTW or via 3Z9DX. For more details
    and updates, we suggest to watch the following Web pages:
    https://bouvetoya.org
    https://www.rebeldxgroup.com
    http://jouban.jp/3y0i_ja (For JA stations)
    https://www.facebook.com/bouvetoya.org
    https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup
    https://twitter.com/Bouvetoyaorg

    4U0, AUSTRIA. Members of the International Amateur Radio Contest DX Club
    (ARCDXC) [4U1A] will be active with special callsign 4U0R from the Vienna
    International Center, Austria, for the "World Radio Day" (February 13th)
    until February 28th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW and
    SSB. QSL via UA3DX, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS. For more
    details, see: http://www.cqdx.ru/4u1a/4u0r
    This station counts as Austria for DXCC purposes.

    6W, SENEGAL (Update). Willy, ON4AVT, will once again be active as 6W7/ON4AVT
    from Mbour, Senegal, between February 20th and March 30th, 2019. Activity
    will be on 40/20/10 meters using CW, SSB, PSK31 and PSK63. Willy has
    received the news that the 60 meter band is OK to use from Senegal. It's
    also possible, he says, that he will give FT8 a try from there. Equipment
    is a Yaesu FT891 transceiver into a Buddipole antenna. This time Willy will
    also take an end-fed for 3 bands (40/20/10m). QSL via his home callsign.

    6Y, JAMAICA (Update). Neil, G0RNU, is now active as 6Y/G0RNU from the
    QTH of 6Y5NZ at St. Mary, Jamaica, until about February 26th. Activity
    will be on most days, on 80-6 meters depending on propagation and other
    activities. Look for more details on his operations/activities on his
    QRZ.com page. QSL via eQSL.

    AH2, GUAM. Operators Hajime/JO1RUR and Mikawa/JR7OMD will be active as
    AH2R during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as
    a Multi-? entry. QSL via LoTW.

    C5, THE GAMBIA (In The Works). Don, G3XTT, reported this past week on
    the BERU Web page (https://berucontest.wordpress.com/)[edited]: Not
    finalized yet, but expecting to be on from the Gambia this year. PURA
    (licensing agency) have agreed my requested callsign C56DF, but have
    yet to actually issue the license. However, they assure me it will happen
    in good time..." Stay tuned for more details.

    EF9, CEUTA AND MELILLA. Jorge, EA9LZ, will be active as EF9Z from Ceuta
    during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-
    Op entry. QSL via LoTW and EA5KB.

    FM, MARTINIQUE. Gerhard, OE3GEA, will be active as FM/OE3GEA from Le Robert,
    Martinique (NA-107), between February 11-18th. Activity will be on 40-10
    meters using CW, with an Icom IC-706MKII transceiver, UL 404 dipole and
    Outbackers. QSL via OE3GEA, direct or by the Bureau.

    GM5, SCOTLAND. Operators Doug/GM0ELP, Phil/GM0LIR, Chris/GM3WOJ, John/
    MM0CCC, Gordon/MM0GPZ and Paul/MM0ZBH will be active as GM5A from a por-
    table site near Muasdale on the southwest coast of Scotland during the
    ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Multi-2 entry.
    They will be using verticals and VDAs right on the beach and hoping for
    not too windy or cold conditions as well as good RF condx. QSL via LoTW
    or ClubLog's OQRS.

    IOTA NEWS..............
    AS-063/ Members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) activate two IOTAs
    AS-152. in the Khatanga Bay region during a two week period in July.
    Operators mentioned are Vasily/R7AA, Eugene/UA6EX and Leonid/
    UA7A. They will operate from Popigay-Ary Island (AS-063) first,
    signing as R63RRC between July 24-28th. They will also operate
    from Bol’shoy Begichev Island (AS-152) signing as RQ73QQ between
    July 30th and August 2nd. Activity will be on 40-17 meters.
    QSL via R7AA (OQRS after expedition – preferable), via the
    Bureau. For more details and updates, see:
    https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/r63rrc/en

    EU-192. (NEW IOTA) If you missed the special OPDX.1401.1 bulletin,
    operators Martti/OH2BH, Nigel/G3TXF, Niko/OH2GEK and Gerben/
    PG5M are currently activating Inakari Island as OH10X until
    February 11th. Conditions are very cold with local temperatures
    on the island dropping to around -20C (-4F). Kataja/Inakari
    Island has been added to the list by the IOTA Committee in
    October 2018 as EU-192. The team travelled by snow mobiles
    several kilometers out over the frozen seas of the Bothnian
    Bay to set up camp on Inakari Island, using a Finnish abandoned
    fisherman's refuge. As Inakari Island is part of the Bothnian
    Bay National Park, the party needs to obey several related re-
    strictions, but they have been successful in dealing with them
    all.
    https://julkaisut.metsa.fi/assets/pdf/lp/Esitteet/peramerieng.pdf
    They will be running two stations simultaneously across 80-40-
    30-20-17-15 meters, operating CW and SSB. QSL via PG5M and using
    ClubLog. Log search is available on ClubLog. They will provide
    daily posts on (www.dx.to) to keep you updated on progress and
    on the conditions on the island.

    NA-057. Dave, VE3VSM, will once again be active as VE3VSM/HR9 from
    Roatan Island between February 12-17th. Activity will be on
    40/20/15 meters using mainly CW with possibly some SSB and
    RTTY, and an entry in the ARRL International DX CW Contest
    (February 16-17th). QSL via his home callsign and LoTW.

    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......

    J6, ST. LUCIA. Operators Osiel/NG7E and Marc/NC7M are now active as
    J6/NG7E and J7/NC7M, respectively, until February 13th. Activity will be
    holiday style on various HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. Watch on
    FT8 using Fox/Hound around 7077 kHz. QSL via their home callsigns, direct
    or by the Bureau.

    KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY. Operators Tip/N4SIA and Carl/KP2L will be active as
    KG4AS and KG4SC, respectively from the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Cuba
    club station between March 6-13th. Activity will be on various HF bands
    using CW, SSB, FT8 and possibly other digital modes. QSL via their home-
    calls. ADDED NOTE: Carl will be active on 60 meters (5357 kHz) on FT8.

    P29, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Update). Last week we mentioned that operators
    Derek/G3KHZ, Hans/SM6CVX and Eddy/K5WQG, who were going to activate two
    IOTA islands as P29VCX and P29NI in the coming weeks, have announced
    their activity from OC-025 and OC-153 were cancelled and came to an abrupt
    end "due to security issues". Well more details came out this past week
    and Hans, SM6CVX, reported that they had been robbed, and all of their
    gear was taken. Logs are still intact for the QSOs (on OC-025) they made,
    and they will QSL once the cards are printed. Send QSL requests direct
    to Hans homecall or E-mail request (with PayPal for postage) to his
    E-mail address on QRZ.com.

    P4, ARUBA. By the time you read this, Ryan, W1CQ, should be active as
    P4/W1CQ from Noord, Aruba (SA-036), until February 15th. Activity will
    be on various HF bands using mainly SSB. He states that he will have
    a "Carry-On KW" with him. QSL via W1CQ, ClubLog and LoTW.

    P4, ARUBA. Operators Gerald/W1VE, Andrew/K2LE, David/N3RD, Bruce/AA5B
    and Ray/K9RS will be active as P40E from the Noord P49V QTH on Aruba
    (SA-036) during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 16-17th)
    as a Multi-2 entry. QSL info TBA.

    PJ2, CURACAO. Operators Jeff/K1ZN, Chuck/AE4CW, David/AG4F, Nathan/K4NHW,
    Bill/KV4UD, Barclay/WT4BT, Robert/NF5F and David/VA7AM will be active as
    PJ2T from Curacao Island (SA-099, WLOTA LH-0942) at the Signal Point
    Station during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st). QSL via K1ZN.

    PJ6, SABA ISLAND (Reminder). Operators Bob/K4UEE, Tim/K5AC, Jeff/NM1Y
    and Ned/WC4X will be active as PJ6A from Jolieville, Saba Island (NA-145),
    during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Multi-
    Single/Low-Power entry. QSL PJ6A via N4NX or LoTW. DO NOT QSL VIA BUREAU.
    Before and after the contest the operators will be signing PJ6/homecall
    and will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and possibly FT8. They'll
    be using their Elecraft K3's, transmitting into a Battle Creek Special
    on 160 meters, wire beams on 80 and 40 meters and a Yagi on 20-10 meters.
    The team will be there between February 11-18th. QSL via their home
    callsigns. ADDED NOTE FROM "60M Newsletter": Jeff NM1Y, states, "I have
    an OCF dipole that I think is resonant on 60m. I may even have a 60m
    dipole. I will check when I get to Saba. I can put this up after the
    contest and try to make some 60m Q's. I will be QRV until the end of
    February."

    PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (February 11-17th).......
    Feb/11th AN Feb/14th AN Feb/16th AN
    Feb/12th AN Feb/15th AN Feb/17th AN
    Feb/13th 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

    Meanwhile, check out the following Web sites:
    * 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
    * 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> <February 10th>
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    3G1B via HA1AG EH5FCA via EA5RKB & (e) OU0POLIO via OZ1ACB
    5P1KZX via OZ1KZX & (L) EH5TYF via EA5RKB P49X via W0YK (d/L)
    5R8AL via G3SWH (d) II4RGH via IQ4FE PA1MUC via DL3LUM
    9K58NLD via 9K58NLD (O) IO5SP via IW5EFX PA6B via PE1KL
    BW/G4TDS via G4TDS (BV-B) IR3C via I3CRW PF73L via PA3JEM (L)
    CT8/UZ5DX via UZ5DX IY0TC via IZ0KAT PJ4/NN9DD via NN9DD (L/e)
    CT9/OM2KW via OM2KW J79GEA via OE3GEA SE19SKI via SM6JSM (B/L)
    CV7S via CX7SS KH6/VE7AHA via VE7AHA (d/L) SE6W via SM6XKB
    DM2025C via DM9TT & (e) LM450C via LA4C TO7D via F6ITD (d/L)
    EA8/G5CH via G5CH (L) OE2E via OE2GEN & (L) V37DX via DH8BQA (O)
    ED8W via EA8DO (d) OH10X via PG5M V4/W3UL via W3UL & (L)
    EE5O via EA5HOX OL100ZH via OK2RZ & (L) ZP5DA via EB7DX & (L)
    EF8O via DJ1OJ & (L) OL9A via OK2ZAW
    EH5AER via EB5IGQ OO9O via ON7SS

    (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

    LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/5V7EI
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/OH10X
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/P4/W1CQ
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/V84SAA (updated)
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/XV9JK

    NEW QSL ROUTE. Vasiliy, RW6HS, reports that he is now the QSL Manager
    for the following stations: CN4M and CN8PA

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4W/OZ1AA, 5W0BOB, 9LY1JM, EA9LZ, HB60RF, HC5DX,
    J79WTA, JA7ZFN, JW7QIA, KH1/KH7Z, ON4WM, PA3HLE, TO7D, VK0AI, VP6D,
    and ZS6BQI

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: A35EU, EP6RRC, C98RRC (AF-066), J8NY, LN8W,
    RL9Y, VP2MLB, VP6D and YJ0GC

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

    T31EU KANTON ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. The T31EU team posted the following
    on February 5th: "Last week there was an operator chance for our DXpedition.
    Unfortunately, Wolfgang, DM2AUJ, had to cancel his trip to Kanton due
    medical reasons. We have found another operator who will joins us, it is
    Norbert, DF6FK. Norbert is an SSB operator and has been regularly active
    from the Pacific in the recent years. There is a slight change to our
    frequency plan. Some frequencies have been adjusted to avoid overlap
    with XX9D DXpedition." The updated suggested frequencies are:

    CW - 1828, 3519, 7010, 10109, 14019, 18069, 21019, 24891 and 28019 kHz
    SSB - 3795, 7125, 14185, 18140, 21295, 24945 and 28485 kHz
    RTTY - 3595, 7049, 10140, 14080, 18103, 21080, 24910 and 28080 kHz
    FT8 - 1840, 3567, 7056, 10131, 14080, 18103, 21080, 24910 and 28080 kHz
    They will listen for US Generals on 14280 kHz and UP.
    They will listen for JA stations on 160m DOWN 5-6 kHz.
    The FT8 frequency for JA stations on 160m is 1908 kHz.

    Just a reminder that the T31EU team from Kanton Island (OC-043) will
    be active between February 16th and March 5th. Activity will be on 160-10
    meters using CW, SSB and some FT8. QSL via DL2AWG or ClubLog's OQRS.
    ADDED NOTE: Before and after the DXpedition, the T31EU team will be
    active from Tarawa (T30), (holiday style). For more details and updates,
    see: http://www.kanton2019.de

    T48, CUBA. Members of the Las Tunas Contest Crew, T48K, will be active
    once again from Playa La Herradura during the ARRL International DX CW
    Contest (February 16-17th) as a Multi-2 entry. The station includes ICOM
    radios (IC756 proIII and IC-7300) and vertical antennas (VDAs, GPs and
    Inverted L) on all bands just few meters away from the coast line. Operators
    mentioned Pekka/OH2TA, Goran/SM0DRD/Goran/SM5SIC, Alex/CO8KA and Raúl/CO8ZZ.
    QSL via DK1WI. For more details, see:
    https://xavian2016.cubava.cu/category/las-tunas-contest-crew-t48k

    TF, ICELAND. Xavier, EB3GCP, will be active as TF/EB3GCP from Iceland
    (EU-021) between April 14-22nd. Activity will be on various HF bands
    using mainly FT8 during the evenings. QSL via EB3GCP, LoTW or eQSL.

    TM16, FRANCE (AAW Op). Look for Pierre, F8DHE, to take part in the 16th
    Antarctic Activity Week (AAW) as TM16WAP (WAP-299, FFF-0026) until February
    24th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via F8DHE,
    direct or by the Bureau.

    TM6, FRANCE (Special Event). Members of the Jean-Bart Radio Club (F6KMB)
    will activate TM6C each weekend between February 16th and March 24th.
    Activity is to celebrate the "Carnival of Dunkerque" (North of France).
    Activity will be on 80 and 40 using SSB and CW. QSL Manager is F6KMB.

    TO8, MARTINIQUE (Reminder). Tom, K8BKM, will be active as TO8T from Mar-
    tinique between February 13-18th. His activity will include the ARRL Inter-
    national DX CW Contest (February 16-17th, 2019) as a Single-Op/All-Band
    entry. QSL via K8BKM direct, LoTW or ClubLog.

    V3, BELIZE. After his El Salvador operation (see OPDX.1401), Will, AA4NC,
    will be active as V31NC from Placencia between February 21st and March
    13th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY,
    and FT8 (if he has to!). He is planning to be in the ARRL International
    DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via AA4NC.

    V3, BELIZE. Iain, G4SGX, will once again be active as V31GX from Ambergris
    Caye (NA-073) sometime in March. Activity will be holiday style on 160-6
    meters using mainly CW, and possibly some Digital modes (FT8). Iain will
    also participate in the Commonwealth Contest (Beru) [March 9-10th]. He
    will run 100 watts into 1/4 verticals over seawater and inverted-L over
    seawater for 80m. QSL via his home callsign, ClubLog or LoTW.

    V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS. Bill, W3UL, will be active as V4/W3UL from Nevis
    Island (NA-104) throughout February. Activity will be holiday style on
    various HF bands (mostly 40/20m) using mainly CW. However, his activity
    will be focused on the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 16-17th).
    QSL via W3UL, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW (preferred).

    VK9N, NORFOLK ISLAND. Operators Chris/VK3QB, Luke/VK3HJ, Patrick/VK2PN and
    David/VK3BDX will be active from Norfolk Island between April 1-14th.
    Their main focus will be on low bands using CW and FT8, but will also
    be active on various HF bands on SSB. The team plans to include some
    SOTA activation from "Mt. Bates" and "Jacky Jacky" summits. Look for
    more details to be forthcoming such as callsign, QSL, Clublog and Face-
    Book info.

    VP6D DUCIE ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Ducie Island QSL Cards In the Mail).
    The following was sent out on February 4th [edited]: VP6D - Ducie Island
    QSL cards were mailed on Monday, February 4, 2019, from the United Kingdom.
    The mailing included all OQRS and Direct Mail confirmation requests
    received by this mailing. Also included were cards shipped to foundations/
    clubs for distribution. Subsequent mailings will occur on a regular basis.
    Bureau cards will be shipped to the worldwide bureaus at a later date.
    Please allow sufficient mail time before inquiring about missing cards.

    73, VP6D QSL Team

    WP4, PUERTO RICO (Special Event/Contest). Members of the Caribbean Amateur
    Radio Group [CARG] will be active during the "Cerro Punta DX Summit 2019"
    as WP4CRG from Jayuya, Puerto Rico, at 4,389 feet ASL between February
    16-17th. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10/2 meters using CW, SSB and PSK31.
    QSL via eQSL.

    XX9, MACAO (Update/Reminder). By the time you read this, the XX9D team
    will once again be active from Grand Coloane Resort, Macao (AS-075), until
    February 26th. Operators mentioned are Werner/DJ9KH, Bert/DL2RNS, George/
    DL4SVA, Thomas/DJ6TF, Olaf/DJ7TO, Uwe/DJ9HX, Frank/DL1KWK, Heiko/DL1RTL,
    Wolfgang/DL4WK, Axel/DL6KVA, Olaf/DL7JOM, Rolf/DL7VEE (Team Leader),
    Franz/DL9GFB, Kenneth/OZ1IKY and Bom/XX9LT. Activity will be on 160-10
    meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. Suggested frequencies are (updated):
    CW - 1823.5, 3526, 7026, 10102, 14026, 18086, 21026, 24906 and 28026
    SSB - 3805, 7095, 14210, 18120, 21275, 24955 and 28465
    RTTY - 3590/3599, 7044, 14090, 18099, 21090, 24917 and 28090
    FT8 - 3573, 7074, 10136, 14074, 18100, 21074, 24915 and 28074 kHz
    FT8/DXM - 3570, 7071, 10133, 14077, 18097, 21077, 24918 and 28077
    6m - 50105/CW, 50120/SSB, 50313/FT8 and 50323/FT8(DXM) kHz
    DXM = DX Mode

    They will operate with 15 experienced operators 24 hours daily with at
    least 4 stations. The 5th station will be monitoring 6 meters or will be
    active on short-waves as well. Their special focus will be on North America
    and the low-bands 40-80-160m. They will have separate antennas for each
    of the low-bands. For 20 to 10 meters they will have a 2-element beam
    combined with a pentaplexer which allows them to operate with 3 stations
    simultaneously on the higher bands. Beside RTTY they will also use FT8
    as another digital-mode. QSL via DL4SVA, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. For more
    details and updates, see: http://xx9d.mydx.de

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