Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1404

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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1404

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Bulletin No. 1404
    BID: $OPDX.1404
    March 4, 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, ARRL Bulletins, NJ1Q & W1AW, W2GD, KD3CQ, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR &
    The Daily DX, W5JON, W5PFG, N6SS, WB6RSE, K8BL, K8GI, K8GG, K8YSE, W8GEX
    & 60m DX News, W9ILY, K0BBC, N0TG, W0CN, DF4RD, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX
    News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA
    & Les Nouvelles DX, G4FAL, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia
    News, IZ4YGS, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PY3DF, Pete Rayer & ISWL, Sixitalia
    Weekly, and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.

    ** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICES: This week's bulletin was sent out earlier
    than normal to accommodate the late ARRL International DX SSB Contest
    announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated
    listing of the ARRL DX SSB Contest participants.

    ADDED NOTE: The reason for no bulletin this past Sunday is that your
    editor lost power on Sunday morning around 10:00 am due to high winds
    in my area. The power did not come back on until early evening on
    Tuesday some 55 hours later. It was a rough few days (BRRRR!!). The
    temperature dropped to 41 degrees (F) in the house on Monday, and my
    wife and I had to stay at her mother's house. Tuesday we tried to warm
    the house up with our fireplace, but the house was too cold. I was
    glad to see the electricity come back on, but I had a lot of catching up
    to do (E-mails, writing, adding subscribers, reseting clocks...etc),
    so I decided to combine last week's and this week's bulletin together.
    Thanks for understanding.... 73 de Tedd KB8NW

    DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
    week of Sunday, 17th/February, through Sunday, 1st/March there were 240
    countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W,
    3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y,
    7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2,
    A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP,
    CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9,
    EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FR,
    FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK,
    HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, 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, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T2, T31,
    T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN,
    UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP2V, VP5,
    VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XW, XX9, XZ, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, 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".

    3W, VIETNAM. Wolfgang, DL5MAE, is once again active as 3W2MAE from Phan
    Thiet until March 8th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW and
    SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

    3Y0I BOUVET DXPEDITION NEWS. The following was posted on the Rebel DX
    Group's Web page, dated February 20th, and "maybe" taking place now or
    soon: "Atlantic Tuna Sea Trial --- For those tracking our vessel; some-
    time in the next 10 days you will be tracking the two to three day sea
    trial of our ship the 'Atlantic Tuna' (formerly BYR). The SAMSA surveys
    are in their final stages, and after a complete refit of the Atlantic
    Tuna we’re now at the stage of proving the vessels sea worthiness. Re-
    member, this is a sea trial so when you see the Atlantic Tuna leave the
    Cape Town harbor don’t jump to the conclusion we’re on our way to Bouvet
    just yet. IF the sea trial goes as expected, we will announce our depar-
    ture date on (RebelDXGroup.com) and (Bouvetoya.org), as well as our Twitter
    and Facebook pages.
    You may track the Atlantic Tuna from our page:
    https://www.rebeldxgroup.com/track/ "
    Also: https://www.vesselfinder.com/?imo=7225051
    For more details and updates, we suggest to watch the following
    Web pages: https://bouvetoya.org
    http://jouban.jp/3y0i_ja (For JA stations)

    5T, MAURITANIA. Johannes, PA5X, is once again is back in Africa after
    his Mozambique operation as of February 17th, and is now active as 5T5PA
    from Nouadhibou for the next 6 months. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
    using SSB, RTTY and FT8. His equipment is an IC-7800 with an amp into a
    KIO Hexbeam, dipoles and Inverted Vee antennas. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog or
    for a paper QSL via PA5X, by the Bureau or direct. He states, "Please be
    patient (for a QSL) due to working abroad". Watch QRZ.com for updates.

    6O, SOMALIA (Update). Ali, EP3CQ, who works for United Nations in African
    Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM), in Mogadishu, will once again be active
    as 6O1OO between February 26th and March 24th. Activity will be limited
    to his spare time on 40/30/20/17/15/10 meters using SSB and FT8. Last
    time he suggested everyday between 1800-2000 East Africa Time (EAT) and
    on the weekend (Friday and Saturday) between 1400-1800. Equipment is a
    Yaesu 857D into ATAS 120A, Tarheel Little II (currently active), and
    Sandpiper MV-10. QSL direct to: Ali Solhjoo, Via Siacci 12, Rome, 00197,
    Italy. QSL cards will be replied on a quarterly basis. IRC's are not
    accepted. Flash news will be posted via Twitter: @EP3CQ

    6W, SENEGAL. Jean-Louis, F5NHJ, is once again active as 6W7/F5NHJ from
    Saly until March 13th. Activity will be holiday style using mostly the
    Digital modes (PSK31/RTTY/FT8), possibly SSB with the a Vertical L and
    dipoles into a FT857d w/100 watts and a SignaLink. If like last time,
    operations will be on 20/17/15 meters. QSL via his home callsign, direct,
    by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. For more details, see:

    6Y, JAMAICA (Update). Kasimir, DL2SBY, will be active as 6Y5KB from Jamaica
    (NA-097) between March 28th and April 10th. Activity will usually be on
    40-6 meters including 17/12 meters and possibly 30 meters using CW, SSB,
    RTTY and FT8. QSL 6Y5KB via DL2SBY, direct or the OQRS (Bureau/direct)
    via ClubLog ONLY. Do not send your QSL via the Bureau! His log will be
    uploaded to LoTW later.

    8P, BARBADOS. Richard "Dick", G3RWL, will once again be active as 8P6DR
    from Barbados (NA-021) between March 13th and April 17th. Activity will
    be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW and some RTTY. QSL via his home
    callsign, direct or by the Bureau using ClubLog's OQRS. See QRZ.com for
    more QSL info.

    8P, BARBADOS. Tom, W2SC, will once again be active as 8P5A during the
    ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) as Single-Op/All-Band/
    High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to HA1AG.

    9G, GHANA (Update). Matteo, IZ4YGS, is once again back and active as 9G5GS
    from Sanzule, West Takoradi (Western Region), Ghana, until March 13th. Matt
    informed OPDX back in December that he travels to Ghana almost every month
    for work reasons. He states that he is on "almost every evening on 20/30/
    40/60/80m; Setup FT-891 and vertical antenna, mainly FT8 and other digital
    modes, if propagation helps also SSB." QSL via IZ4YGS, direct or eQSL.

    9G, GHANA. Members of the Accra Amateur Radio Club from Israel, will be
    active as 9G2DX between March 9-20th. Operators mentioned are Dov/4Z4DX,
    Shimon/4Z1SH, Zvi/4Z1ZV, Zeev/4X5ZS and Haim/9G5AF (4Z9BDD). This is being
    called a WFF Israeli DXpedition to Ghana (9GFF-0007/0004). Activity will
    be various HF bands. QSL via LoTW or eQSL. Look for more details to be

    9M19, WEST MALAYSIA. A team lead by Mansur/9M2VBC which will include
    operators Engku/9W2VWT, Jalee/9W2VGR, Khairil/9W2WPZ, Mohamad/9W2JMW,
    Abdul/9W2DQM and Herry/9W2HXP. They will be active using the special
    callsign, 9M19TEA, thanks to the support of Kelab Rekreasi & Komunikasi
    Radio Cameron Highlands crew. Team members will begin to arrive March
    27th,and begin to set up the antennas and stations to operate between
    March 28-30th. Activity is to promote interesting places in Malaysia to
    the world radio amateurs of the world. This year the Cameron Highlands
    (WW Loc. OJ14CG) was chosen and is a highland area and resort in the
    state of Pahang, Malaysia. Cameron Highland is located at 1,829 meters
    above sea level and temperatures range from 10 ° C to 20 ° C. Operations
    will be focused on the low bands, but will also be on the WARC-79 and
    higher bands. All QSL cards are 100% sure via OQRS, direct or by the
    Bureau! The 9M19TEA log will be on ClubLog during the DXpedition. The
    DXpedition's Web site is at: http://9mdxc.com/chdx

    A3, TONGA (Update). Operators David/VK3BDX, Grant/VK5GR and Oly/VK5XDX
    will be active as A35AG from Tonga between September 22nd and October
    7th. Activity will be holiday style on 160-10 meters and will include
    entries in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th) and Oceania DX
    SSB Contest (October 5-6th). Also, watch Grant/VK5GR's Web page for
    updates at: http://vk5gr-iota.net

    A5, BHUTAN (Reminder). By the time you read this, look for A5A to be
    activate again as of February 27th until March 9th. Zorro/JH1AJT (A5A),
    will travel to Bhutan with Franz/DJ9ZB (A52ZB) and Champ/E21EIC (A52IC).
    The main purpose for Zorro is to meet with the Foreign Ministry to con-
    tinue discussions on outcomes and progress of their collaborative project
    for the youth development program SEISA working for BOC. He will also
    meet the official of the Ministry of Health, sports federations, BOC
    Olympic and Paralympic committees (also collaboration of sports, education
    and medical issues). Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and
    FT8. The team will focus on 160 meters and FT8 (See FT8 Frequencies/Modes
    in OPDX.1401). QSL via JH1AJT: P.O. Box 8, Oiso, Naka-gun, KANAGAWA
    255-0003, Japan. An OQRS will be available at ClubLog after Zorro's
    return to Japan.

    AH2, GUAM. Operators Toshinobu/JI3ERV and Hajime/JO1RUR will be active
    as AH2R during the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) as a
    Multi-? entry. QSL via LoTW.

    CY9C ST. PAUL ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update from OPDX.1378). Randy,
    N0TG, informs [edited]: Detail planning in progress for August 1-11th.
    We invite all to visit the website and watch the YouTube (full screen)
    as we accessed the island via helicopter in 2016. We're headed back to
    this site: http://www.cy9c.com
    73, Randy N0TG
    The following is also posted on their Web page: Seven of the 2016
    DXpedtion Team will be returning August 2019. We hope to fill many of
    the band/mode slots still in demand and for those that missed the DXp-
    edition as a all time new one, we will work hard to fill that slot as
    well. Lots of EME, SAT, FT8 as well.

    DAY-XENIA NEWS (Press Release, dated March 1st). The SWODXA DX DINNER
    ANNOUNCEMENT -- by Mindi Jones – KC8CKW (kc8ckw@fuse.net) - The South-
    West Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) has announced that Charles Wooten,
    NF4A, will be the keynote speaker at the 34th annual DX Dinner. The dinner,
    held in conjunction with the 2019 Dayton Hamvention, will be on Friday,
    May 17th, at the Marriott Hotel in Dayton.
    Charles Wooten, NF4A, has been licensed for over 56 years and has been
    a DXer from the start. Charlie has achieved the DXCC Honor Roll. He is the
    current Southeastern Division Representative on the ARRL Contest Advisory
    Committee. He was a referee for the WRTC-2006 international team champion-
    ship held in Brazil in July 2006, WRTC-2014 New England/USA, and WRTC-2018
    Lutherstadt, Germany.
    * Amateur call signs held: P4/WA4IMC (Aruba), HA/WA4IMC(Hungary),
    OK8EMC (first US ham to hold OK Callsign..1991), T9/NF4A(Bosnia),
    9A/WA4IMC(Croatia), 9A/NF4A(Croatia), C92A (Mozambique). Currently
    holds Croatian callsign 9A5PC.
    * Member of K4M DXpedition to Midway Island, 2009
    * Member of PJ7E DXpedtion to St Maarten 2010
    * Member of C82DX DXpedition to Mozambique 2013

    Charlie was named Clear Channel Radio Small Market Engineer of the Year
    in 2003 and 2004 and the Clear Channel Radio National Engineer of the Year
    in 2005. For 14 years, Charlie was a Broadcast Engineering Consultant,
    building over 120 broadcast facilities (RF and Studio plants) including
    over 30 in Eastern Europe (Czechoslovakia…now Czech Republic and Slovakia,
    Hungary and Croatia) from 1991-1997 for the US State Department after the
    fall of communism.
    Charlie is a Senior Member, Society of Broadcast Engineers and is
    currently the Director of Engineering and IT, iHeart Media (formerly Clear
    Channel), Panama City, FL.
    For more information and to order dinner tickets, visit
    (WWW.SWODXAEVENTS.ORG) and follow us on Twitter (@SWODXA).

    DU, PHILIPPINES (Update). Press, N6SS, will be active as DU6/N6SS from
    Panay Island (OC-129), near the town of Sibalom, Antique Province, be-
    tween late February until April 17th. Activity will be on 160/80/40
    meters using CW, FT8 and SSB during the ARRL International DX Contest
    (March 2-3rd) [Class not known] and also the CQWW WPX SSB Contests (March
    30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m) entry. His rig is a K3 with a
    KPA500 into the following antennas: 80/40m crossed Inverted Ves that
    serve as toploading for a 160m vertical. QSL via his home callsign.

    DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has
    been updated on ClubLog as of February 21st. The list contains 340 entities.
    The following are the top 10 entities:
    1. P5 DPRK (North Korea) 6. BV9P Pratas Island
    2. 3Y/B Bouvet Island 7. KH7K Kure Island
    3. FT5/W Crozet Island 8. KH3 Johnston Island
    4. BS7H Scarborough Reef 9. 3Y/P Peter 1 Island
    5. CE0X San Felix Islands 10. FT5/X Kerguelen Island

    Four changes this month. Scarborough Reef (BS7H) and San Felix Islands
    (CE0X) switched places in the 4th to 5th position. Kerguelen Island (FT5/X)
    and Peter 1 Island (3Y/P) switched places in the 9th to the 10th. The
    complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list is available at:

    FG, GUADELOUPE (Reminder). Operators Gildas/F6HMQ and Michel/F6GWV are
    once again active as FG/F6HMQ and FG/F6GWV from Guadeloupe until March
    10th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands using "light
    equipment". They will also be in the ARRL International DX SSB Contest
    (March 2-3rd) using the callsign TO3Z. QSL via F6HMQ. QSL FG/F6GWV and
    Gildas FG/F6HMQ via their home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

    FH, REUNION ISLAND. By the time you read this, Vlad, UA4WHX, may be QRT
    as FH/UA4WHX from Mayotte Island (AF-027). As always, the length of his
    stay is unknown. Look for activity to be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters
    using mostly CW with some SSB. QSL via UA4WHX.

    GB1, NORTHERN IRELAND (Special Event). Members of the West Tyrone Amateur
    Radio Club which is based in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, will
    activate the special event station, GB1SPD, to celebrate St. Patrick's
    Day on the weekend of March 16th and 17th. The station will be operational
    from approximately 0930-1800 hrs Saturday and from 1000-1600 hrs on Sunday.
    Depending on band conditions, they will be operational on the following
    bands and modes: CW - 20m
    SSB - 17/20/40/80m
    PSK31 & FT8 (bands not provide)
    2 meters & Echolink.
    QSL cards will be sent out to all contacts.

    HC, ECUADOR. Members of Quito Radio Club will be active as HC0E from
    Ecuador during the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) as
    a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via HC1QRC or by the Bureau.

    HD8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (Reminder/Update). The 7163 Group will once again
    activate their "Protect the Galapagos Islands Wildlife DXpediton" to Santa
    Cruz Island (SA-004). They will be active as HD8M from Santa Cruz Island
    between now and March 6th. Activity is planned for operations on 80-10
    meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (Primarily FT8).
    Suggested frequencies are:
    CW - 1822, 3523, 7023, 10108, 14023, 18079, 21023, 24894 and 28023 kHz
    SSB - 3785, 7163, 14210, 18130, 21285, 24955 and 28485 kHz
    FT8 - 1846, 3567, 5357, 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095, 21091, 24911 and
    28091 kHz --- PLEASE NOTE: All FT8 frqs. will be on the DXpedition
    Mode except 60m

    Operators mentioned are Jim/WB2REM, David/HC5DX, and Bill W2WCM. QSL
    via ClubLog's OQRS (LoTW & Bureau), direct to WB2REM (w/SASE) and via
    the Bureau only through ClubLog. DO NOT send any QSLs via the Bureau.
    An upload will be made to LoTW after the DX-pedition. For more infor-
    mation, go to <http://www.hd8m.com> or look on QRZ.com.

    HR, HONDURAS. Gerard, F2JD, is once again active as HR5/F2JD from Copan
    Ruinas, Honduras, until May 15th. Activity will be on various HF bands
    using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via F6AJA, direct or via the
    French REF Bureau. The log will be posted on:

    IOTA NEWS..............
    AF-118. (Update/New IOTA) Toufelaz, CN8QY, is planning to lead a team
    to activate Los Farallones Island, Morocco, between July 25-30th.
    Callsign will be 5C9A. Operators mentioned are Zidane/CN8CE,
    Toufelaz/CN8QY, Hamid/CN8HDZ, CN8PA/CN8PA, Ferti/CN8RAH,
    Leopoldo/I8LWL, Bruno/IK2PZG, Simon/IZ7ATN, Col/MM0NDX and
    Jonathan/MM0OKG. They are looking for support. QSL Manager is
    I8LWL. They will also use ClubLog. Details are on QRZ.com and
    now on the Web page at: https://5c9a.com

    EU-011. Members of the Cray Valley Radio Society team will once again
    activate St. Mary's Island in the Isles of Scilly during the
    IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as Multi-Op/Mixed-Mode/24HRS/High-
    Power entry signing M8C. The team will be there between July
    24-30th. In the past the team has operated on all HF bands
    prior to the contest using their callsigns/P, but there was
    some mention of the callsign G3RCV being used. QSL Manager has
    not been announced for this year. Watch QRZ.com for updates.
    Operators mentioned this year are Nobby/G0VJG, Chris/G0FDZ,
    Giles/M0TGV, Toby/M0TBS, Graham/G4FNL, Ed/GM0WED and Martin/

    NA-014. Mikhail "Mike", VE7ACN, will be active as VE7ACN/VE9 from
    White Head Island (CISA NB-010, GRID FN64pp), New Brunswik,
    Canada, between April 5-11th. Activity will be holiday style
    on 80-15 meters (depending on the propagation) using mostly
    CW with some SSB. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), LoTW,
    direct or bureau to VE7ACN. For more details and updates,
    watch: https://www.ve7acn.com

    NA-081. Mikhail "Mike", VE7ACN, will be active as VE7ACN/VE1 from
    Bell Island (CISA NS-044, GRID FN74tf), Nova Scotia, Canada,
    between March 22-28th. Activity will be holiday style on
    80-15 meters (depending on the propagation) using mostly
    CW with some SSB. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS (preferred), LoTW,
    direct or bureau to VE7ACN. For more details and updates,
    watch: https://www.ve7acn.com

    NA-127. Mikhail "Mike", VE7ACN, will be active as VA7XW/VE1 from Long
    Island (CISA NS-007, GRID FN64ug), Nova Scotia, Canada, between
    March 28th and April 4th. Activity will be holiday style on
    80-15 meters (depending on the propagation) using mostly CW
    with some SSB. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS (preferred), LoTW, direct
    or bureau to VE7ACN. For more details and updates, watch:

    NA-150. Cezar, VE3LYC, will be active as VE3LYC/KL7 from Little Diomede
    Island, Alaska, between March 18-26th. Activity will be on
    40-17 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via VE3LYC, direct or
    ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates, see:

    OC-138. (Update) Taka, JA8COE, will be active as VK4/JA8COE from Thursday
    Island (not Horn Island as first announced) between March 14-17th.
    Activity will be on various HF Bands. QSL via JA8COE. For more
    details and updates, watch: https://blog.goo.ne.jp/takaja8coe

    OC-207. Operators Ed/4F1OZ and Gil/4F2KW will be active as DX1CC from
    Arena Island, Philippines, between April 12-15th. They are
    members of the Philippine DX Chasers Club. Activity will be
    on 30/20/17 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via EA5GL or ClubLog.

    SA-047. By the time you read this, operators Martin/PT2ZDX and Angel/
    PP5GEL should be active as PS5X from Mel Island until March
    5th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL
    via F4BHW direct only. Brazilian stations QSL via PP5GEL.

    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 March). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
    used throughout the month of March 2019:

    GX4BJC/A & GX4BJC/P - Operated /A, from Ellesmere Port, in Cheshire,
    by Geof, M0BAU, (WAB Square - SJ37 - England, IOTA EU-005,
    WLOTA 1841). If requested, the /P WAB details will be given
    during the QSO.

    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 Dick, M5DIK - 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.

    J6, ST. LUCIA. Bill, K9HZ, (along with Kyle/WA4PGM and Dan/W0CN) will
    once again be active as J68HZ from his villa at Labrelotte Bay, Castries,
    St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA L-1336), during the ARRL International DX SSB
    Contest (March 2-3rd) as a Multi-Single entry. The team will be there
    until March 6th. QSL J68HZ via LoTW, eQSL or direct to K9HZ (see QRZ.com).
    No Bureau QSLs. Look for J6/WA4PGM and J6/W0CN outside of the contest on
    160-10 meters including the WARC-79 bands using CW and SSB. QSL via their
    home callsigns or LoTW.

    KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Tony, N2TK, will be active as KP2M from U.S.
    Virgin Islands (NA-106) during the ARRL International DX SSB Contest
    (March 2-3rd) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via NZ4DX, direct or LoTW.

    LX, LUXEMBOURG. A team of operators, members of the Youth Contesting
    Program (YCP) [all ops younger than 26], will be active as LX7I during
    ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL
    via LX2A. Operators mentioned are Claudia/DC2CL, Louis/DK4EE, Markus/
    DL8GM, Tom/F4HWS and Tomi/HA8RT. Visit the following Web pages at:

    reports that between 0300 UTC, March 2nd and 1700 UTC, March 3rd, he
    will operate satellites /TM (Tobaggan Mobile) through grids FN54, FN55,
    FN56, FN57, FN66, and FN67. He plans to activate the FN54/55, FN56/66,
    and FN57/67 grid lines that he has used on previous Maine expeditions.
    This will be a fast-paced trip and he doesn't anticipate working every
    bird or every pass. He will stop to sleep, drink, and eat. Weather will
    be a huge factor. Like many of his activations, it's recommended you
    monitor his <@w5pfg> Twitter feed for the latest information.

    NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Yuriy, N2TTA, will once again be active from
    here as NP2P during the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd)
    as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW.

    OPDX MAILING LIST (Reminder). 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

    P4, ARUBA. Andy, AE6Y, will once again be active as P49Y from Aruba
    (SA-036) during the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd)
    as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW or AE6Y.

    P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will once again be active as P44W from Aruba
    (SA-036) between March 25th and April 1st, and again between May 22-27th.
    Look for him to be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st) as a Single-
    Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Also, look for him to be in the CQWW WPX CW
    Contest (May 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Operations
    outside of the contest are usually on 160/80m and 30/17/12 meters as time
    permits. Watch 160m on the hour and 80m on the half hour. QSL via LoTW
    or direct to N2MM, Bureau cards are no longer accepted. Logs will be
    loaded on LoTW upon his return to the USA. ADDED REMINDER (OPDX.1392):
    John, W2GD, will also be active as HH2AA from Radio Club D'Haïti in
    Obleon during the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) as
    a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power/Assisted entry. He states, "Remote oper-
    ation from the USA courtesy of RHR." QSL via LoTW only.

    PJ7, SINT MAARTEN. John, W3FSA, is once again active as PJ7/W3FSA from
    Sint Maarten (NA-105) until March 19th. Activity will be holiday style
    on 40/30/20 meters using CW QRP. QSL via his home callsign, direct or
    by the Bureau.

    PJ7, SINT MAARTEN. Tom, AA9A, is once again active as PJ7AA from Simpson
    Bay, Sint Maarten (NA-105), between March 3-30th. Activity will be on 80-10
    meters using CW and FT8. Operations will be with 100 watts with a K3 and
    Buddi-pole. QSL via AA9A or LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.

    PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (March 4-10th).......
    Mar/04th AN Mar/07th AN Mar/09th AN
    Mar/05th AN Mar/08th AN Mar/10th AN
    Mar/06th AN

    ----------------- ------ -------- ------
    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:
    * SolarHam Web page: http://www.solarham.net
    * Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at:
    * 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 18th & 23rd, March 1st>
    4JT0SFR via 4K4K (d/P) EN0KRI/A via UW5KW S510WCA via S50LD
    4U0R via UA3DX FH/UA4WHX via UA4WHX SF50CG via SM0BYD
    6W7/F5NHJ via F5NHJ FK/JG1XMV via JG1XMV & (L) SM6A via SA6AQP (L)
    6W7/ON4AVT via ON4AVT G6T via M0URX (O) SN0RUN via SP5PPK
    AN1PM via EA1RKA HA9HAF9A via HA5CBM SN8B via SP8CUR & (L)
    AO1WAP via AO1WAP (O/N) HD8M via WB2REM & (O) SN9L via SQ9NIS
    CB3R via XQ3SK HS0ZFA via DJ4ER T45FM via RW6HS (d)
    CJ3A via VE3AT J6/VE3BWP via VE3BWP TM16WAP via F8DHE
    CN4M via RW6HS (d) LA/CU2ZG via CU2ZG (d/L) TM5OTT via F4SGU
    CR3DX via OM2VL LO5D via LU8EOT TM5TT via F4BEV (N)
    DA0Y via DK5EW NL8F via N7RO TO3Z via F6HMQ
    DF13DEJU via DM2TO OA4DX via (L) TR8CR via F6AJA
    DG5BQ/AM via DG5BQ OE/DK7FK via DK7FK UE23DSA via RO5F
    DJ5MN/AM via DJ5MN OE16AAW via OE3DMA UE23DZO via RA4DR
    DL/KU1CW via KU1CW (L) OK/SQ9MDF/P via SQ9MDF V31DL via DL1AS
    DP5A via DL3JJ OP1A via ON6UQ (O/L) V3T via WC0W (L)
    DP7D via DF1QR (d/e) OQ5M via ON5ZO (L/e) V85AVE via W3HNK
    DQ600UNI via DL5KVV OS8A via ON8VK VD1NUQK via VO1AX (d)
    DR19RGD via DF2JW (B/e) P40E via K9QVB & (L) VP2MSS via K1QX & (L)
    EA5/ON4ANV/M via ON4ANV (L/e) PA/ON5SWA/P via ON5SWA VP5/K0PC via K0PC (O)
    EA7/G0MFR via G0MFR & (L) PF6HPP via PA1TK VP9/AA1AC via AA1AC
    ED8URT via EA8URT PJ0DX via IZ1MHY & (L) VP9/W6PH via W6PH (d)
    EF5F via EA5FBD PJ2/K8PGJ via K8PGJ (d/L) XW3DT via RK3DT (P)
    EG7FIM via EA7URF PJ2/N4EN via N4EN YS1/AA4NC via AA4NC (d/L)
    EH5TES via EA5EV & (L) PJ2/NF9V via NF9V & (L) ZR2A via DM5EE & (L)
    EI0NMMI via EI6AL PJ2MAN via EC5AHA (d) ZV7T via PR7AYE
    EI19RE via EI3KD PJ5/N6YEU via N6YEU & (L) ZV8FC via PY8WW
    EM1UA via UT7UA S01WS via EA2JG (O)

    (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


    9TH DISTRICT INCOMING QSL BUREAU NEWS (New Manager and Address). From
    the ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX003 dated February 15th [edited]: Erik
    Andersen, K9EU, of Naperville, Illinois, has assumed the role of manager
    for the Ninth District Incoming QSL Bureau. He is a long-time volunteer
    with the Bureau as well as a noted and accomplished DXer and contester.
    He succeeds John Meyers, K9QVB, who served as manager for 2 decades and
    will remain a sorter and letter dispatcher. The Ninth District Bureau
    handles more than 45,000 DX QSL cards each month.
    Effective immediately, send all Ninth District Incoming QSL Bureau
    correspondence to: NIDXA, PO Box 125, Naperville, IL 60566. Their Web
    site is: http://www.nidxa.org

    UT1FG/MM eQSLs. Bob, K8BL, reports, "Grid Chasers... Just checked
    eQSL and noticed that 21 QSLs from UT1FG/MM showed up from over several
    years!!! What a surprise!!! I only use LoTW for SAT contacts, so I hope
    they are over there, too."

    V31DJ, V31UX, V51YJ, V84SAA, VA3TO, XE1SIX, XP3A, ZL2LW, ZL4AS and ZP4KFX

    OX3XR, RI0B (AS-121), S79RRC, S79RRC/A, S79RRC/C, TK0C*, TX0A, TX0M,
    V51MA, VK0AI, VP6D, XT2SZZ, XZ2B, Z81D, ZD7JC and ZD7GWM

    * PLEASE NOTE: QSLs are approximately 10 x 15 cm or 3-7/8 x 5-7/8 inches
    and are too wide for a US size 6-3/4 envelope which is about 3-5/8 x
    6-1/2 inches.

    --- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
    send in their info....

    RSGB CRICKET WORLD CUP RADIO MARATHON 2019. The RSGB is pleased to invite
    all radio amateurs across the world to join them in celebrating the Cricket
    World Cup which is being held in England and Wales in 2019. They are organ-
    izing an International Amateur Radio Marathon for the duration of the
    competition. Overview and Objectives:
    * The marathon will run between May 30th and July 14th, 2019
    * UK and International callsigns will be activated on 9 HF bands using
    SSB, CW and Digital modes.
    * A series of award certificates will be offered based on the number
    of QSOs made with the special UK and International stations.
    * They will be using the excellent Hamlogs system that was used so
    successfully for the Football World Cup marathon in 2018.
    * They are inviting other countries to take part and to activate special
    callsigns with the suffix 19CWC or similar.

    ** The UK will be using the following 31 callsigns.

    Callsign Representing
    -------- ------------
    GB19CWC 2019 Cricket World Cup HQ England

    Cricket Ground callsigns activated in England
    GB19OT Old Trafford, Manchester GB19KO Kennington Oval, London
    GB19RG Riverside Ground, Chester- GB19RB The Rose Bowl, Southampton
    le-Street GB19BG County Ground, Bristol
    GB19HL Headingley, Leeds GB19TG County Ground, Taunton
    GB19EB Edgbaston, Birmingham GB19TB Trent Bridge, Nottingham
    GB19LL Lord's, London

    Teams callsigns activated in England Callsigns for other DXCC countries
    ------------------------------------ ----------------------------------
    GB19AFG Afghanistan GB19CNI Cricket Northern Ireland
    GB19AUS Australia GB19CGI Cricket Northern Ireland
    GB19BAN Bangladesh GB19CS Cricket Scotland
    GB19ENG England GB19CGM Cricket Scotland
    GB19IND India GB19CW Cricket Wales
    GB19NZ New Zealand GB19CGW Cricket Wales
    GB19PAK Pakistan GB19SG Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
    GB19SA South Africa activated in Wales
    GB19SL Sri Lanka GB19CG Cricket Guernsey
    GB19WI Windies GB19CJ Cricket Jersey
    GB19CIM Cricket Isle of Man

    Full details of the Marathon including the Rules for Awards, can be
    found on the RSGB website at (rsgb.org/cricket).
    You can follow your progress in the Marathon on the Hamlogs Website
    at (cricket2019.hamlogs.net).
    For further information relating to the marathon please email

    T31EU KANTON ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. The T31EU team continues to be active
    from Kanton Island (OC-043) until March 5th. Activity will be on 160-10
    meters using CW, SSB and some FT8. QSL via DL2AWG or ClubLog's OQRS. For
    more details and updates, see: http://www.kanton2019.de

    T32, EASTERN KIRIBATI. Ken, KH6QJ, will once again be active as T32AZ
    from Crystal Lodge, Kiritimati Island [Christmas Island](OC-024) between
    February 28th and March 5th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15 meters, but
    will focus on 40 meters using CW and SSB. He also plans to be in the
    ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd). QSL via his home call,
    direct or by the Bureau.

    TI, COSTA RICA. By the time you read this, operators Bill/AE0EE, Matt/K0BBC
    and Paul/W6PNG will be active as TI7/AE0EE, TI7/K0BBC and TI7/W6PNG, re-
    spectively, until March 5th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW,
    SSB and FT8. They will have K3/KX3 radios with 100w into wire dipoles and
    Buddipoles. QSL via their home callsigns, ClubLog or LoTW. The trio will
    also be in the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) as a Multi-?
    entry signing as TI7/W6PNG.

    TO19, REUNION ISLAND. Croatian operators from the Radio Club Marjan (9A1CBM)
    and Radioclub Kastilac (9A1CIG) will use the special callsign, TO19A,
    between April 27th and May 8th. Operators mentioned are Tom/9A2AA, Livio/
    9A7Y, Mladen/9A2NA, Ante/9A8RA, Jerko/9A3EME, Jakša/9A3CJW and Rolando/
    9A3MR. Activity will be on various HF bands, but with a focus on the
    low bands. Individual trips to the mountain peaks on the island are also
    planned and SOTA references are actively involved. As the expedition is
    located in the national park area, the connection will be valid for the
    WFF reference FFF-0011. The QSL Manager will be Tom, 9A2AA.

    V3, BELIZE (Reminder/Update). Operators Victor/WB0TEV and Scott/K5PS will
    be active as V31VP and V31CQ, respectively, from Blackman Eddy between
    February 27th and March 5th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW,
    SSB, RTTY and FT8. This will include participation in the ARRL Inter-
    national DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) as a Multi-Single entry signing
    V31VP. QSL V31VP via WB0TEV, direct or by the Bureau. QSL V31CQ via
    K5PS, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL, ClubLog or LoTW.

    V4, ST. KITTS. John, W5JON, will once again be active as V47JA from his
    Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, West Indies vacation home located 200 feet from
    the Caribbean Sea, between April 1-22nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
    (incl. 60m) using SSB and FT8. Equipment is a Yaesu FT1000MP, FT857D and
    an Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. John states his antennas are a 33', 40-10m
    Vertical, 35', 80m Top Loaded Vertical, a base loaded 160m Vertical and
    on 6m a 5 element Yagi. ALL QSLs go to W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO
    Bureau QSLs.

    VP2E, ANGUILLA. Operators Chris/PA2CHR and Jos/PA3EYC will be active as
    VP2EMB from Island Harbor, Anguilla (NA-022, FK88mg), sometime in April.
    They plan to operate on EME. QSL via PY3FYC direct. Look for more details
    to be forthcoming.

    VP2M, MONTSERRAT. Charles, K1XX, will once again be active as VP2MMF from
    Gingerbread Hill, Montserrat (NA-103), during the ARRL International DX
    SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via KU9C or

    VP9, BERMUDA. Kurt, W6PH, will once again be active as VP9/W6PH for the
    ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
    Low-Power entry. Activity outside of the contest will only be on CW on
    all bands (except WARC) with 100 watts (IC7000) and low antennas (25 feet).
    QSL only direct to his home callsign W6PH or LoTW.

    VQ9, CHAGOS ISLANDS (News). Will Chagos Islands become part of Mauritius
    again? Read this interesting article at:

    YJ, VANUATU. Chris, VK2NYA/VK2YUS, will once again be active as YJ0CA
    from Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035), possibly between March 26th and
    April 2nd. Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters (possibly 10m) SSB only.
    He also plans to be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st) as a
    Single-Op entry. QSL via his home callsign direct.

    Z8, SOUTH SUDAN (Also ET). The Daily DX reported that Ken, K4ZW, will be
    in Juba, South Sudan, next week, and states, "He hopes to be able to be
    on the air as Z81Z between Monday March 4th and Wednesday March 6th. If
    he is able to get on the air 'operation will be very limited in time due
    to work schedules and tight travel restrictions in the city'." The Daily
    DX also mentions that Ken will be in Addis, Ethiopia (ET), between March
    7-10th, and "will try to spend a night or two at the station, operating
    the lowbands again". QSL via K4ZW and LoTW. There will be a log search
    on ClubLog.

    ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Valery, NV9L, will be active as ZF2VH from Savannah,
    Grand Cayman Island (NA-016) from James/ZF1EJ's station for a one day
    operation on March 6th (while her cruise ship is in port; providing there
    are no issues with WX) between 1500-2100z. Activity will be mainly on SSB,
    possibly on 20 meters. QSL via NV9L, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

    The following stations are expected to be active in the
    ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd, 2019)
    Complete details on the rules for the contest: http://www.arrl.org/arrl-dx
    Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
    consolidated listing of the participants in the 2019 ARRL International DX
    SSB 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/adxs2019.html (By callsign)
    http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxsd2019.html (By entity)
    Contest DXCC Class QSL
    Callsign Entity Route
    8P1W Barbados SOAB KU9C
    8P5A Barbados SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via HA1AG
    AH2R Guam M/? LoTW
    C6ANM Bahamas M/S LoTW
    CB1H Chile M/? XQ1CY
    DU3/F4EBK Philippines SO See QRZ.com
    FG4KH Guadeloupe SO LoTW; QSL via F1DUZ
    HC0E Ecuador M/M HC1QRC
    HD8M Galapagos M/? WB2REM
    HH2AA Haiti SOAB LP LoTW
    HQ9X Honduras M/2 KQ1F or W1UE
    J68HZ St. Lucia M/S LoTW
    KP2M US Virgin Islands SO NZ4DX or (L)
    LX7I Luxembourg M/2 LX2A
    NP2P US Virgin Islands SO LoTW
    P49Y Aruba SO LoTW; QSL via AE6Y
    T32AZ East Kiribati SO KH6QJ
    TI7/W6PNG Costa Rica M/? LoTW; QSL via W6PNG (C/L)
    TO3Z Guadeloupe M/? F6HMQ
    TO5A Martinique SOAB LoTW;QSL via F5VHJ(B) or US via WA6WPG
    V26M St. Kitts & Nevis SO W3HNK
    V31NC Belize SO AA4NC; QSL via EA5GL
    V31VP Belize M/S WB0TEV
    VP2MMF Montserrat SO LoTW; QSL via KU9C
    VP9/W6PH Bermuda SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via W6PH
    YV1KK Venezuela M/S LoTW
    ZF1A Cayman Islands M/S LoTW; QSL via K6AM (B/d)

    (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

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    DX Mailing Lists, and two different UseNet Groups (rec.radio.info and
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    LINACRUISE1467 QRZ Member

    I really missed this event.

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