Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1457

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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1457

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Bulletin No. 1457
    BID: $OPDX.1457
    March 23, 2020
    Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
    Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
    Written/Send 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, W3OA, W3UR & The Daily DX, WB6RSE,
    K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter,
    DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425
    DX News, RN3RQ, Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX
    information.

    DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
    week of Sunday, 15th/March, through Sunday, 22nd/March there were 222
    countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
    4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G,
    9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV,
    BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0X, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4,
    DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU,
    EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4,
    HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, JA,
    JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH4, 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, SV5, SV9,
    T33, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN,
    UR, V2, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU,
    XE, YA, YB, YI, YL, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF,
    ZL, ZL7, 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".

    6E, MEXICO (Special Event). A group of Ham Radio operators from Southern
    Mexico will once again be operating from some Mayan archaeological sites
    from the Mexican States of Merida/Yucatan, Champoton/Campeche, Museo de
    Antropologia Regional/Tabasco, Chiapas and Quintana Roo using the callsign
    6E3MAYA between March 19-23rd. Activity is to commemorate the Mayan Equinox
    which was so important for the Mayan culture. Activity will be on 80-6
    meters on CW, SSB, the satellites and the Digital modes. QSL via the FMRE
    Bureau.

    CQ NEWS (View FREE March & April Issues!). On March 19th, CQ Magazine
    announced the following: In view of the "stay at home and flatten the
    curve" recommendations from the health experts during this worldwide
    pandemic, CQ would like to give everyone the opportunity to escape the
    news alerts for a brief period and enjoy the hobby they love through the
    pages of CQ!
    View the March and April issues of CQ magazine at no charge! It's easy,
    simply send an E-mail to (FreeIssues@cq-amateur-radio.com) and we'll send
    you the March issue now and the April issue on April 1st!
    Take advantage of this opportunity to read CQ - free of charge - and
    keep connected with the latest trends and activities in amateur radio!
    Stay home . . stay well!

    D4, CAPE VERDE. Massimo "Max", IZ4DPV, is now active as D4F from Sao
    Vicente Island (AF-086) until March 31st. Activity has been on the lower
    bands using SSB and in the Russian DX Contest this past weekend. Look
    for him in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th). QSL via his home
    callsign.

    DXPEDITIONS (Cancellations). Over the last few weeks there has been many
    present and upcoming cancellations of DXpeditions due to the coronavirus
    or travel restrictions caused by it. Many of the DXpedition have post-
    poned, rescheduled for later in the year or planned to be active next
    year in 2021. The current list of cancellations is as follows (as of
    print time):
    3B8XF Mauritius (cut short) T30ET West Kiribati
    4V5H Haiti T88HS Palau
    9A1A Croatia T88SM Palau
    9K2F Failaka Island (AS-118) T88UW Palau
    CE0Y/VE7ACN Easter Island TG9BBV Guatemala
    CP6/R7AL Bolivia TO7BP Martinique
    CP6/RW9JZ Bolivia TU2R Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
    CP6/RK8A Bolivia V62P Polap Atoll (OC-155), Micronesia
    CP6/RZ3K Bolivia V62S Satawal Atoll (OC-299), Micronesia
    CQ3W Madeira Island VP2V/KB9DPF British Virgin Islands
    CT9/DF7EE Madeira Island VP2V/K0NR British Virgin Islands
    D4C Cape Verde VP5/AF3K Turks and Caicos Islands
    DU2/SP5APW Calayan Island (OC-092) VP5/W2TT Turks and Caicos Islands
    FK/C Chesterfield Island VP5P Turks and Caicos Islands
    HS0ZME (cut short) W8S Swains Island
    JW/DF3TS Svalbard XR8RRC/p Riesco Island (SA-091)
    JW/DC8TM Svalbard XW4XR Laos
    KH7M Hawaii ZA/HG2DX Albania
    NH7A Hawaii ZC4MK U.K. Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus
    PJ2/DK5ON Curacao ZD7VJ St. Helena Island
    PJ7AA Sint Maarten (cut short) ZF2PG Cayman Islands
    PZ5G Papegaaien Island (NA-092)

    DAY-XENIA HAMVENTION NEWS AND OTHER HAMFEST/CONVENTION CANCELLATIONS......
    * DAY-XENIA HAMVENTION. If you have not heard by now or read OPDX.1456.1
    (http://papays.com/opdx1456.1.html), the HAMVENTION COMMITTEE CANCELED
    HAMVENTION 2020. In a press release posted by Henry, W8HJR, the Media
    Chairman, dated March 15th, it states: The Hamvention Executive
    Committee has been monitoring the COVID19 pandemic. We have worked
    very closely with our local and state health Departments. It is with
    a very heavy heart the Hamvention Executive Committee has decided to
    cancel Hamvention for this year. This decision is extremely difficult
    for us but with around two months until the Great Gathering we felt
    this action necessary. More specific details regarding the closure
    will soon be posted here**. Thank you for your understanding in this
    time of International Crisis.
    Jack Gerbs
    General Chairman HV2020
    JackWB8SCT@gmail.com

    ** https://hamvention.org/committee-cancels-hamvention-2020/
    ADDED NOTE: Also read:
    http://www.arrl.org/news/view/dayton-hamvention-announces-cancelation-of-2020-show

    * The Contest University, Dayton Contest Dinner and Dayton Top Band Dinner
    are canceled. Tim Duffy, K3LR, Chairman of Contest/Top-Band Dinners
    and Contest University, reports that the refund procedure is now live
    on the following three Web sites:
    http://contestuniversity.com
    http://contestdinner.com
    http://topbanddinner.com

    * ARRL HAMFEST/CONVENTION CANCELLATIONS. The ARRL has created a Web page
    that lists all hamfests and conventions that have advised the League
    that they are canceling scheduled events due to the concerns over the
    coronavirus (currently there are 31 listed; up from 17 last week):
    http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/search/page:1/keywords:Canceled/model:Event

    * ADDED NOTE: ARRL Suspending Tours and Guest Visits to Headquarters, W1AW:
    http://www.arrl.org/news/view/arrl-suspending-tours-and-guest-visits-to-headquarters-w1aw

    ET, ETHIOPIA. Ken, K4ZW, will be active as ET3AA again from Ethiopia
    starting March 27th for a week; if all the flights are maintained at the
    present...

    FM/TO7, MARTINIQUE. Miguel, EA1BP/TO7BP, had to cancel his trip to Martin-
    ique because of COVID-19. Instead, Laurent, FM5BH, will replace him in the
    CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power
    entry. QSL via W3HNK or LoTW.

    FM/TO7, MARTINIQUE (Reminder). Miguel, EA1BP, will be active as TO7BP from
    Martinique during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th, 2020). Outside
    of contest Miguel will be signing FM/EA1BP and will be on various HF bands.
    QSL via his home callsign by the Bureau.

    GS0, SCOTLAND. Members of the Scarlett Point Club (GT0SP) from the Isle
    of Man are now active from Scotland (EU-005, WW Loc. IO77DT, WAB NG88)
    using the callsign GS0SP. The length of their stay is unknown at this
    time. QSL via LoTW ONLY.

    IARU NEWS (How is IARU adjusting to COVID-19?). On March 20th, the IARU
    posted the following at:
    https://www.iaru-r2.org/en/how-is-iaru-adjusting-to-covid-19

    INDEXA NEWS (Special Announcement, dated March 20th -- JH1AJT Amateur of
    the Year). INDEXA is especially proud to have one of its members and
    principal donors named as the 2020 Amateur of the Year by the Dayton
    Hamvention. This honor was bestowed upon Yasu "Zorro" Miyazawa, JH1AJT,
    for his charitable work in education and his humanitarianism.
    Zorro began his mission in 1984 and has since quietly established and led
    multiple educational and humanitarian programs, especially focusing on dis-
    advantaged children. Through his work he has built educational bridges of
    hope stretching from kindergarten to post graduate programs and touched the
    lives of children in multiple countries and cultures. Many of his missions
    brought a taste of amateur radio and DXing to the lands he visited.
    Through his generous endowment, Zorro brought the INDEXA Humanitarian Aid
    Fund, "Hams With Hearts", into existence, and linked DXing and DXpeditions
    with service to humanity.
    Now DXpeditions visiting disadvantaged areas can use funds provided by
    INDEXA and carry with them Zorro's high-reaching optimism and faith and his
    ability to feel the needs of others and seek out solutions rather than
    fixate on problems.
    Through INDEXA's Humanitarian Aid Fund "Hams With Hearts", DXpeditions
    have helped schools, hospitals, villages and individuals by focusing on
    high impact low cost projects. People are empowered to overcome their
    adversities while respect and appreciation of amateur radio grows. Zorro,
    JH1AJT, was the catalyst who made this possible.
    Congratulations, Zorro. Your generosity, humanity and humility are an
    example for all of us.
    Bob Schenck, N2OO, President of INDEXA
    Ralph Fedor, K0IR, Chairman, BOD
    WWW.INDEXA.ORG
    https://indexa.org/documents/newsitems/JH1AJT Amateur of the Year.pdf
    ---------------------------------------------
    EDITOR'S NOTES: For a picture of Yasu "Zorro" Miyazawa, JH1AJT, see:
    https://hamvention.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/JH1AJT-1024x683.jpg
    For more details about JH1AJT, visit the HamVention Web page at:
    https://hamvention.org/event-details/awards

    IOTA NEWS..............
    NA-070. Members of the Russian Robinson Club team will be active as
    KL7RRC from Kiska Island between June 10-15th. Operators
    mentioned are Vyacheslav/OK8AU, Yuri/N3QQ, Yuri/UA9OBA and
    possibly Tim/NL8F and Alexey/NW7M. Activity will be on 40/30/
    20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8(FH), with three
    stations. The frequencies will be published on their Web page
    at: https://www.na-234.com
    QSL via N7RO. All donors will receive QSL direct.

    NA-149. Col, MM0NDX, reports that the 4V5H team will not activate one
    of Haiti's IOTA coastal islands in May as planned, but will
    postpone their operation for sometime later this year.

    SA-091. Members of the Russian Robinson Club, who were active as XR8RRC
    from Wellington Island (SA-032), will not be active from Riesco
    Island (SA-091) nor Bolivia (CP) because Chile has closed all
    their airports due to the coronavirus.

    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. Operators Thomas/DC8TM and XYL Martina/DF3TS who were expected
    to be active as JW/DC8TM and JW/DF3TS, respectively, from Svalbard between
    April 10-13th, have canceled their Russian led scientific drift ice camp
    expedition due to the global Coronavirus pandemic. They hope to be active
    from JW and the North Pole next April 2021.

    K9, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Jonathan "Jon", K5DVT, announced that
    he "will be operating K9V, a special event station for 'awareness' of
    the Corona Virus. The point of this is not to make fun of the seriousness
    of the situation, but gives us all a little fun while we are cooped up in
    the shack!" Activity started March 20th through March 29th. Operations will
    be on 80/40/20 meters as well as Echolink/Allstar, as available. He will
    QSL on QRZ.com, but paper QSLs w/SASE will get you the K9V QSL card via
    K5DVT.

    NH7, HAWAII (Canceled). Al, F5VHJ, is stuck in London and cannot get
    to Hawaii for WPX (as NH7A) because of the virus restrictions. He hopes
    to be there next year for the contest.

    OPDX MAILING LIST (Just A Reminder). Details on how to subscribe and
    unsubscribe from the "OPDX Mailing List" are at the bottom of this
    bulletin. PLEASE pass the word around.... Thanks and 73 de Tedd KB8NW

    PA75, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Operators Harm/PA0HPG, Michel/PA0VCC,
    Ad/PA2PCH, Nico/PA3ADU, Gerrie/PA7TT, Harm/PD0GIB, Bert/PD2B and Gerard/
    PD2VW will activate special event station PA75ASN between April 1st and
    May 7th. Activity is to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation
    of Assen City. Operations will be on 80/60/40/30/20/17/15 meters using
    CW, SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via PA0VCC, direct or by the Bureau. NO eQSL.

    PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (March 23-29th).......
    Mar/23rd AN Mar/26th AN Mar/28th AN
    Mar/24th AN Mar/27th HN Mar/29th AN
    Mar/25th 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 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
    * News and Information About The Sun-Earth Environment:
    https://www.spaceweather.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
    * Real-time 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) (March 23rd)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    9A63AA via 9A2AA EM1754V via EM1754V (L/e) OP5T via ON4DS
    DA2X via DL3DXX II8ICN via 9A5URI OT4A via ON4AEK (L/e)
    DO70DARC via DG2FDE J42L via SV2DCD (d/L) PI75ZUT via PA2PKZ
    EA5/PA3FOC via PA3FOC MX0SNB via G3SVK & (L) SN25EBM via SQ5EBM & (L)
    ED8M via EA8DIG (L) OP2A via ON5CD & (L) VP5/W1BDH via W1BDH
    EE5O via EA5HOX OP4K via ON4JZ & (L)

    (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 (New/Updated) AVAILABLE ON CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/3B8XF (Updated)
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/9J2LA (Updated)
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/EX0QR (Updated)
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/HR5/F2JD (Updated)
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/PJ7AA (Updated)
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/VP2VB

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4U1UN, 5B4AMM, 5B60AIF, 5H4WZ, 5R8UI, 9J2LA,
    9Y4D, CX3DDO, CX7BBR, HB0/HB9LCW, HF100Z, HK3JJH, HK4GOO, I3PVE, IK5QCX,
    LU1MPK, LZ2WO, PU1JSV, PY2UG, SV6CZQ, V51YJ, VA3MJR, VE3YXO, YC1BIQ
    and ZS1C

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: HU1DL, JI3DST/1 (AS-008), JI3DST/5 (AS-200),
    JI5RPT/8 (AS-147), TC0F (AS-099), TM5ACL, YP0H (EU-183) and ZK3A

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

    TC10, TURKEY (Special Event). Members of the Turkish Radio Amateur Club
    (TRAC)[YM3KB], have activated special event station TC105GL since March
    1st and will be on the air until March 30th. Activity is to commemorate
    the Gallipoli (GELİBOLU) campaign (March 18, 1915) of World War I. Activity
    will be on various HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via the info on QRZ.com.

    VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS. Operators John/AF3K and Ross/W2TT, who were expected
    to be active as VP5P, VP5/AF3K and VP5/W2TT, from Providenciales Island
    (NA-002) between March 26th and April 2nd, had to cancel their operation
    due to the coronavirus situation.

    VP8PJ SOUTH ORKNEY DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). Gene, K5GS (ZL1NA, VK2IXC),
    reported on Tuesday, March 17th [edited]: "Thanks for the pileups! We
    have all left Punta Arenas and are either home or another location of
    choice.
    Several of us left Punta Arenas sooner than planned because of the
    Coronavirus situation and possible airline chaos. Fortunately, of those
    I've heard from, we had no problem buying a new ticket and getting to
    our final destination.
    On Sunday when Rob and I arrived at LAX the Immigration and Customs
    area was empty, so no delays. All our flights were uneventful and on
    time.
    After being away for 5 weeks we need to get our personal affairs in
    order and will work on DX-pedition related tasks as time is available.
    So please be patient, we have all have other life responsibilities.
    If you have a Not in Log or suspected busted call, Do 'not' send
    e-mails, and please 'don't' send screenshots or log files unless requested.
    Follow the Not in Log procedure: https://sorkney.com/qsl/
    Sending unsolicited e-mails slows the process, Tim works the Not in
    Log queue in the order received, unsolicited e-mails waste our time and
    will not be processed.
    I'll be posting some photographs on the website. We're disappointed
    that the major conventions have been canceled, and hope that the worst
    of Coronavisus comes to an end soon. We're still planning Friedrichshafen
    in late June, maybe that one will happen.
    Last I talked with Tim he's making good progress with Not in Log issues,
    and is regularly uploading LoTW, although I did see he had a computer
    failure and acquired a new machine.
    We appreciate the kind words from the Group and in personal e-mails
    from the community.
    Many of you have 'suggested' the next DX-pedition location, we've
    already had those discussions before and during VP8PJ.
    73, GS K5GS"
    EDITOR NOTES: QSL VP8PJ via M0URX, direct or OQRS (direct and Bureau).
    LoTW will be uploaded 6 months after DXpedition. Online log is available
    at: https://www.m0urx.com/oqrs/logsearch.php?dxcallsign=VP8PJ
    Also, details about the log, "Not In Log", LoTW, QSL Request questions
    can be answered here: https://sorkney.com/qsl
    The OQRS has now been activated. The following are VP8PJ media pages to
    watch: The VP8PJ Web page is at: https://sorkney.com
    The VP8PJ Twitter page is at: https://twitter.com/SouthOrkneyDX
    The VP8PJ Groups.io group is at: https://groups.io/g/VP8PJ

    XR0, EASTER ISLAND (Update). A Polish team will be active as XR0YSP from
    Easter Island (SA-001, WW Loc. DG52GU) between September 15-30th. Operators
    mentioned are Jan/SP3CYY, Jurek/SP3GEM, Wlodek/SP6EQZ, Janusz/SP6IXF,
    Roman/SP9FOW and Piotr/SP9RCL. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using
    CW, SSB and FT8. Suggested frequencies are:
    CW - 1814.5, 3530, 7030, 10110, 14030, 18085, 21030, 24905 and 28030 kHz
    SSB - 1840, 3793, 7180, 14265, 18125, 21280, 24970 and 28445 kHz
    FT8 - 1840, 3573, 7074, 10136, 14074, 18100, 21074, 24915 and 28074 kHz
    FT8(F/H) - 1908 (JA), 3580, 7080, 10139, 14090, 18095, 21090, 24910
    and 28090 kHz
    QSL via SP6IXF, ClubLog's OQRS (recommend), LoTW or by the Bureau. LoTW
    and e-QSL: All logs will be uploaded within 6 months after the DXpedition
    ends. There is now a Web page available at: http://xr0ysp.dxing.pl

    YJ, VANUATU (Reminder). Chris, VK2NYA/VK2YUS, will once again be active
    as YJ0CA from Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035), between March 22nd and
    April 1st. Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters (possibly 10m) SSB only.
    He also plans to be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a
    Single-Op entry. QSL via his home callsign direct.

    Z6, KOSOVO. Operators Erik/ON4ANN and Erik/ON4CCV will be active as Z68AN
    and Z68EC (callsigns pending), respectively, from Kosovo between April
    27-30th. They are there scouting out and making arrangements for a later
    trip between September 21-29th, with a much larger team of operators.
    During this trip, activity will be limited to 40/20 meters. The September
    trip will focus on the low bands. Look for more details and a Web site
    to be forthcoming.

    Z6, KOSOVO (Update). A German team will be active as Z66DX from the capital
    city of Prystina in Kosovo between October 15-28th. Operators mentioned
    are Werner/DJ9KH, Rainer/DL2AMD, Günte/DL2AWG (Co-leader), Peter/DL3APO,
    Franz/DL9GFB and Wolf/DM2AUJ (Team Leader). Activity will be on 160/80/
    40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8, with three
    IC-7300 stations on the air running 800 watts into Spider-Beams and
    vertical antennas. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS (direct or Bureau; recommended)
    or via DL2AWG, by the Bureau or direct. LoTW will be activated 6 months
    after DXpedition. No eQSL! QSL requests with insufficient return postage
    will be answered via the Bureau. For more details and updates, see:
    http://www.z66dx.de/?Welcome

    ZA, ALBANIA (Canceled). Joe, HG2DX, who was expected to be active as
    ZA/HG2DX from Orikum between June 21st and July 3rd, had to cancel due
    to the COVID-19.

    ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Pete, K8PGJ, who was expected to be active as ZF2PG
    from the Sunny Isle of Grand Cayman (NA-016) between March 25-30th, has
    canceled his operation due to the coronavirus. He now plans to be active
    as KV8O (Oakland County Contest Club) in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March
    28-29th). LoTW will be utilized and direct QSLs go to his home callsign.

    ZZ4, BRAZIL. Members of the Serra Lopo DX Team will once again be active
    as ZZ4A during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Multi-Single
    entry. Possible operators are Fabio/PY2RMZ, Marcio/PU4MDO, Eger/PY2EX,
    Sandro/PY2SR and Tony/PY2DX (OA4DX). QSL via PY2RMZ.

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