Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1465

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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1465

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Bulletin No. 1465
    BID: $OPDX.1465
    May 18, 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, W2VU, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K5GS,
    K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, YouTube.com, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News
    Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH
    & 425 DX News, IK6QON, OH2BH, PY3DF, PY8WW, RN3RQ, Sixitalia Weekly,
    VA3RJ & ICPO and ZS4BS for the following DX information.

    DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
    week of Sunday, 10th/May, through Sunday, 17th/May there were 211 countries
    active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I,
    4U1U, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G,
    9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY,
    C3, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7,
    EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM,
    FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK,
    HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4,
    KH0, KH2, 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, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM,
    SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UA2,
    UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP9,
    VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA,
    ZB, ZD7, 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".

    2020 CTU. Those who missed DX Engineering's 2020 Contest University (CTU)
    webinar on May 14th, you can now view it on YouTube.com. The webinar is
    a little over 10 hours long and can be viewed at:

    The CTU's course-outline and PDF files used are available at:
    https://www.contestuniversity.com/course-outline

    3Z100, POLAND (Special Event). Members and guest of the Harcerski Klub
    Lacznosci Gornica (SP9ZKN) will be active as 3Z100KW from Wadowice the
    the birthplace of Karol Wojtyła (Pope John Paul II) until May 31st.
    Activity is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Karol Józef Wojtyła
    birth. QSL via info on QRZ.com.

    4L, GEORGIA. Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active frpm Tbilisi during the
    CQWW WPX CW Contests (May 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry.
    QSL via M0OXO OQRS or LoTW.

    5Q6, DENMARK. Henning, OZ2I/OZ1BI, will be active as 5Q6EE from the EDR
    HQ station in Odense during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 30-31st) as a
    Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via OZ2I, LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog's OQRS.
    For more details and updates, see: http://www.oz2i.dk/index.html

    7Q, MALAWI (Postponed). Pista, HA5AO, who was expected to be active as
    7Q7AO from Malawi during the second half of September/early October 2020
    (see OPDX.1451), has postponed his operation. He states on May 15th:
    "Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions I have to postpone
    my planned operation from Malawi. New date will be announced." For updates,
    watch his Web site at: https://www.ha5ao.com/index.php/news

    9J, ZAMBIA. Time is running out to work Mario, IZ3KVD, as 9J2MYT from
    Lusaka (WW Loc. KH44DO). He is expected to go QRT at the end of May.
    Activity has been on 20/17/15/10 meters SSB using a Yaesu 897D into a
    long wire antenna. QSL via IZ3KVD direct only.

    A60, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. Members of the Emirates Amateur Radio Society
    (EARS) will activate eleven stations with suffix WTIS (World Telecommun-
    ication and Information Society) on May 17th, to celebrate World Tele-
    communication and Information Society Day. The following stations will
    or were on the air:
    A60WTIS/1 - Op A61BK; QSL via A61BK A60WTIS/7 - Op A61FJ; QSL via direct
    A60WTIS/2 - Op A61Q; QSL via EA7FTR A60WTIS/8 - Op A61RJ; QSL via direct
    A60WTIS/3 - Op A61NN; QSL via A61NN A60WTIS/9 - Op A61HA; QSL via A61BK
    A60WTIS/4 - Op A61FK; QSL via A61BK A60WTIS/10 - Op A65GC; QSL via direct
    A60WTIS/5 - Op A61DD; QSL via A92AA A60WTIS/11 - Op A61AY; QSL via direct
    A60WTIS/6 - Op A61QQ; QSL via A61BK

    A60, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. Members of the Emirates Amateur Radio Society
    (EARS) will activate twelve stations with suffix NMT (National Medical
    Taskforce) during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. This is recognition of
    the efforts of all medical teams and cadres, and all health workers in
    the country, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, administrators and
    technicians, who work around the clock, in light of the conditions and
    challenges that the world is currently experiencing due to the outbreak.
    Length of their activity is not known at this time. Look for the following
    stations:
    A60NMT/1 - Op A61M; QSL via A61BK A60NMT/7 - Op A61FJ; QSL via direct
    A60NMT/2 - Op A61Q; QSL via EA7FTR A60NMT/8 - Op A61RJ; QSL via direct
    A60NMT/3 - Op A61NN; QSL via A61NN A60NMT/9 - Op A61HA; QSL via A61BK
    A60NMT/4 - Op A61FK; QSL via A61BK A60NMT/10 - Op A61GC; QSL via direct
    A60NMT/5 - Op A61DD; QSL via A92AA A60NMT/11 - Op A61AY; QSL via direct
    A60NMT/6 - Op A61QQ; QSL via A61BK A60NMT/12 - Op A61BK; QSL via A61BK

    AX, AUSTRALIAN. You may have seen several Australian amateurs using the
    prefix AX on May 17th. Activity is to celebrate "World Telecommunication
    and Information Society Day."

    BI4, CHINA. Members of the ZhangJiaGang Amateur Radio Association will
    be active as BI4WXD during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 30-31st) as a
    Multi-2/High-Power entry. Operators mentioned are Weihai/BD4SS, Gu/BD4TS,
    Xinrong/BI4SCC, Dale/BA4TB, Xingang/BH4TVU and Yun/BH4QBV. QSL via BI4SCC.

    CQ COMMUNICATIONS, INC. NEWS (Press Release by Rich, W2VU, dated May 14th).
    Announcing: 2020 Inductees, CQ Contest Hall of Fame -- CQ magazine
    today announced the induction of three new members to the CQ Contest Hall
    of Fame, which honors those contesters who not only excel in personal
    performance but who also "give back" to the hobby in outstanding ways.
    CQ Contesting Editor David Siddall, K3ZJ, conducted a virtual induction
    ceremony at the conclusion of the daylong 2020 Contest University webinar.

    The 2020 inductees to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame are:

    * Geoffrey Howard, W0CG/PJ2DX, who purchased and restored the PJ9JT
    contest station in 2000 that had been owned by CQ Contest Hall of Famer
    John Thompson, W1BIH/PJ9JT. The location was named "Signal Point" and
    the PJ2T callsign pays homage to PJ9JT. Geoff established the Caribbean
    Contest Consortium to help manage and maintain the station, and has
    consistently made the station available to guest operators over the
    years, including serving as host station several times for young oper-
    ators participating in the Dave Kalter Youth DX Adventure program. He
    has also worked closely with VERONA, Curacao's national ham radio
    society. Geoff served for more than 25 years in the United States Air
    Force, retiring as a colonel; worked for RCA and the Federal Aviation
    Administration, and taught in the Graduate School of Management at Kent
    State University in Ohio.

    * Willard "Bill" Myers, K1GQ, a pioneer of computer-based systems for
    designing and switching antennas at contest stations, designed the
    Cushcraft "Skywalker" series of monoband Yagis, helped build the early
    PacketCluster network and served as mentor to several of today's most
    prominent contesters, including K1AR, K1DG, K1JX, and others. Bill was
    also a major behind-the-scenes force at the 2014 World Radiosport Team
    Championship (WRTC) competition in Massachusetts, and is currently
    providing support and refinement of the SkookumLogger contest logging
    program for Apple computers.

    * Gene Zimmerman, W3ZZ (SK), was a major force in VHF contesting as well
    as an accomplished HF contester. He was a member of both ARRL's and
    CQ's contest committees at various times between 1972 and 2012, was
    QST magazine's VHF Editor for nearly a decade, and was CQ Contest
    magazine's VHF columnist as well. Gene took over the struggling CQ
    World Wide VHF Contest in 1999, reinvented it as a 6- and 2-meter
    only event and sparked its growth into a truly worldwide competition.
    He was also instrumental in organizing the mid-Atlantic VHF contesting
    group that became known as the K8GP Grid Pirates.

    Registered participants in the virtual Contest University webinar were
    able to view the induction ceremony live. It was also "simulcast" on
    DX Engineering's YouTube link, where it is also stored for later viewing.
    The recording of the ceremony may be accessed at:
    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4V4B_mr1mYF5ycGQe_4Ytw

    The CQ Contest Hall of Fame was established in 1986 to recognize those
    amateurs who have made major contributions to the art of radio con-
    testing. This is the 37th annual induction and the first to be con-
    ducted online.

    CQ COMMUNICATIONS, INC. NEWS (Press Release by Rich, W2VU, dated May 15th).
    Announcing: 2020 Inductees, CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame -- The CQ
    Amateur Radio Hall of Fame has seven new members for 2020, CQ magazine
    announced today. This brings to 333 the total number of members inducted
    since the hall's establishment in 2001.

    The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors those individuals, whether
    licensed hams or not, who have made significant contributions to amateur
    radio; and those amateurs who have made significant contributions either
    to amateur radio, to their professional careers or to some other aspect
    of life on our planet.

    The 2020 inductees (listed alphabetically) are:
    * Chet Atkins, W4CGP (SK), legendary musician known as "Mister Guitar,"
    and music producer; ushered in "the Nashville sound" on RCA Records
    (Note: Chet's call has subsequently been re-issued)
    * Les Barclay, G3HTF (SK), propagation expert, leader of International
    Telecommunication Union propagation study groups and Chairman of the
    ITU's first Radiocommunication Assembly in 1993; top official in the
    UK's telecommunication regulatory agency
    * George Laurer, K4HZE (SK), developer of the UPC (universal product
    code) or "bar code" on merchandise, permitting items purchased at
    stores to be scanned on checkout rather than manually rung up
    * Yasuo "Zorro" Miyazawa, JH1AJT, whose Foundation for Global Children
    helps fund educational and medical programs for children around the
    world; FGC also works with several countries to help them organize
    and train teams for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
    * Champ Muangamphun, E21EIC, is a DXer and DXpeditioner who has been
    a sparkplug for growing interest in ham radio in Thailand and through-
    out Southeast Asia; Champ also accompanies JH1AJT on many of his
    humanitarian missions and operates DXpedition-style ham stations
    while Zorro works with government officials and non-governmental
    organizations on behalf of the Foundation for Global Children.
    * Sultan Qaboos bin Said, A41AA (SK), Sultan of Oman from 1970-2020;
    transformed impoverished country into a modern and prosperous state
    with influence throughout the Middle East
    * Tom Roscoe, K8CX, a champion of amateur radio history who collects
    and makes available online his "Ham Gallery" of old QSL cards and
    other historic photos

    New members are also being inducted into the CQ DX and Contest Halls of
    Fame in separate online ceremonies, due to the cancellation of the Dayton
    Hamvention and related DX and Contest dinners. Contest Hall of Fame
    inductees were announced on May 14th; new members of the DX Hall of
    Fame will be announced on May 20th.

    IOTA NEWS. Since no or few new IOTA announcements have been made during
    the past several weeks (probably because of many COVIN-19 travel restric-
    tions), OPDX decided to list the following IOTA operations that were
    active this past week between May 10-16th (as per the DXCluster):
    IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
    ------ ---------- ------------- ------------
    AF-004 EA8ARI La Palma 40/20m; SSB
    AF-004 EA8DEG Arona 20m; SSB
    AF-004 EA8JK La Palma 17m; SSB
    AF-016 FR4NT Reunion 80m; FT8
    AF-022 ZD7FT St. Helena 15m; SSB
    AF-022 ZD7MY St. Helena 17m; FT8
    AS-007 JA0IKP Honshu 80m; CW
    AS-007 JA1GZV Honshu 40m; CW
    AS-007 JA3CZY Honshu 40m; SSB
    AS-007 JR7TKG Honshu 17m; SSB
    AS-017 JR6FC Okinawa 10m; Digi
    AS-077 JF6TWP Kyushu 12m; SSB
    AS-101 HS0ZGV Malay Peninsula (E)17m; FT8
    EU-006 EA6UP Balearic 20m; CW
    EU-004 EA6VQ Balearic 12m; FT8
    EU-005 2E0TXE Great Britain 20m; FT8
    EU-005 G0UWK Great Britain 20m; SSB
    EU-005 G3BJ Great Britain 20m; SSB
    EU-005 G3XBI Great Britain 10m; FT8
    EU-005 GB0ELR Great Britain 40m; SSB
    EU-005 GB1RNLI Great Britain 20m; CW
    EU-005 GB1VE Great Britain 40m; SSB
    EU-005 GB1945PE Great Britain 10m; CW
    EU-005 GB1945PJ Great Britain 30m; FT8
    EU-005 GB4GCT Great Britain 40/20m; CW/SSB
    EU-005 GB75PEACE Great Britain 20/10m; CW/SSB
    EU-005 GM2TT Scotland 20m; FT8
    EU-005 M0XTA Great Britain 60m
    EU-005 MM0HVU Scotland 60m
    EU-009 GM8OFQ Orkney 20/10m; SSB
    EU-023 9H4CM Gozo 17m; SSB
    EU-024 IS0WKK Sardinia 60m
    EU-030 OZ30EU Bornholm 20m; SSB
    Eu-030 OZ8IE/P Bornholm 40m; SSB
    EU-062 LA6OP Nordland/Nord-Trondelag 20/17m; FT8
    EU-084 SM0CXS Trasko 20m; FT8
    EU-114 GU75LIB Guernsey 80m
    EU-115 MI0HZD Northern Ireland 20m; FT8
    EU-116 MD0CCE Isle of Man 20m; Digi
    EU-120 M0OPV Wight 20m; SSB
    EU-152 EA7IYF Almeria/Granada/Malaga 10m; SSB
    EU-171 5P1KZX Vendsyssel/Thy 17m; FT8
    EU-172 5P6MJ Jylland East/Fyn 20m; FT4
    EU-175 CU3HN Azores 20m; SSB
    EU-186 TA4VA Turkey 20m; SSB
    NA-021 8P6NW Barbados 20m; SSB
    NA-026 WA2HMM Long 10m; Digi
    NA-027 VO1AW Newfoundland 20m; FT8
    NA-027 VO1TXC/M Newfoundland 20m; SSB
    NA-090 XF3PAS Cozumel 15m; SSB
    NA-096 HI3Y Dominican Republic 40m; CW
    NA-099 KP4ATF Puerto Rico 20m; SSB
    NA-099 WP3R Puerto Rico 20m; SSB
    NA-102 FG4OJ Guadeloupe 20m; FT8
    NA-105 FS5GL St. Martin 20m; CW
    NA-134 OX3LX Aasiaat 20/17m; FT8
    NA-187 K6AVP CA State Central 20m; FT8
    OC-013 E51JD Rarotonga 20m; SSB
    OC-019 KH6RX Hawaiian 20m; SSB
    OC-019 WH6S Hawaiian 20m; CW
    OC-021 8C2WFH Central Java 20m; Digi/SSB
    OC-036 ZL1BD NZ North 20m; SSB
    OC-036 ZL1MVL NZ North 40m; Digi
    OC-036 ZL1WN NZ North 20m; SSB
    OC-042 DU3LA Luzon 20m; SSB
    OC-070 YB8XOB Seram 20m; FT8
    OC-097 5W1STAYSAFE Samoa 17m; FT8
    OC-129 DU7EYG Visayan 40m; FT8
    OC-134 ZL4AS NZ South 20m; Digi
    OC-147 YG9WKB West Papua's Coast (N) 40m; FT8
    SA-011 9Z4AM Trinidad and Tobago 20m; SSB
    SA-018 CE7VPQ Chiloe 20m; SSB
    OC-088 9M8DEN Borneo 20m; Digi

    2020 RSGB IOTA CONTEST. Per the RSGB Contest Committee: In line with
    "Stay at Home" guidance, to minimize the impact of Covid-19, the IOTA
    Contest in 2020 is exclusively for Single Operators using their home
    stations; Single Operator Fixed “Island” or “World” Stations are eligible
    to enter. RSGB will not be awarding trophies in 2020 but downloadable
    certificates will be available to winners....
    https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2020/riota.shtml

    EU-042. Mike, DG5LAC, will be active as DG5LAC/P from Amrum Island
    (WLOTA 2464, maybe sometimes WWFF DLFF-242 Amrumer Dunes)
    between May 18-24th. Activity will be on SSB and FT8/FT4.
    QSL via DG5LAC, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW,
    eQSL or ClubLog's OQRS.

    NA-039/ Members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) plan to activate
    NA-070. Kiska Island (NA-070) between September 5-10th (dates are
    subject to change due to travel restrictions). Callsign men-
    tioned is KL7RRC. Operators mentioned are Yuri/N3QQ, Rob/N7QT,
    Vyacheskav/OK8AU and Yuri/UA9OBA (possibly Tim/NL8F and Alexey/
    NW7M). Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8
    (F/H), with three stations. Suggested FT8 frequencies are:
    7056, 10131, 14090, 18095, 21091, 24911, 28091 and 50323 kHz.
    QSL via N7RO. All donors will receive QSL direct. After their
    Kiska Island operation, the team will activate Adak Island
    (NA-039) between September 11-18th (also subject to change).
    For more details and updates, see: https://www.na-234.com

    SA-079. Members of the PARA DX Group are planning to activate for
    the first time ever Ilha das Palmas (new DIB for Brazil, RJ
    [to be defined]) in the Rio de Janeiro State Center Group as
    ZV1M between July 24-26th, during the next RSGB IOTA Contest
    (July 25-26th). Operators mentioned are Renato/PY8WW, Carlos/
    PY1CG and Marcelo/PY1MT. Ilha das Palmas is a small island,
    uninhabited and without any infrastructure, there is no elec-
    tricity or drinking water. Landing is done on rocks and sea
    conditions are generally not good. The Grid Locator is GG86FW.
    Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters using CW, SSB and
    the Digital modes. QSL via PY1MT, direct or by the Bureau. For
    more information, see:
    https://paradxgroup.wordpress.com/2020/05/13/zv1m-sa-079-ilha-das-palmas

    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......

    OE30, AUSTRIA (Special Event). Hannes, OE1SGU, is now active with the
    special callsign OE30MAGICBAND from Vienna (WW Loc. JN88EG) until June
    30th. Activity is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the allocation of
    the 6m band (50-52 MHz) to Austrian amateurs. Activity will mainly be on
    6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via LoTW and eQSL.

    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

    PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (May 18-24th).......
    May/18th AN May/21st AN May/23rd AN
    May/19th AN May/22nd AN May/24th AN
    May/20th 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) (May 17th)
    Also, added QSL-INFO by Tedd, KB8NW
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    4L8A via M0OXO (d/L) AT2CVD via VU2RDL GB1RNLI via GB1RNLI (G-B)
    4U9STAYHOME via 9A2AA AT2HWC via VU3ZHA GB200FN via M0XIG (d)
    5C1WTIS via RW6HS (d) AT2RB via VU3RQX GB2HOM via M0TZX
    6Y5CR via N1QAE (d) AT2SH via M0OXO (O) GB75VED via 2E0NDZ
    A60WTIS/1 via A61BK AT2SON via VU3ZIG HC5ARC via HC5VF
    A60WTIS/10 via A65GC AT9FC via VU2AK HG0WFF via HA0HW (O)
    A60WTIS/11 via A61AY CS2CMT via CT7ABF HZ1WTIS via (L)
    A60WTIS/2 via EA7FTR CT8/S51TA via S58N (d) OG2A via OH2RA
    A60WTIS/3 via A61NN EA5/LA2PC via LA2PC OH8SSAB via OH8DR
    A60WTIS/4 via A61BK ED5N via EA5KA OT4C via ON7PC
    A60WTIS/5 via A92AA EF0F via EA4URE PA75FREE via PA1WBU (O)
    A60WTIS/6 via A61BK EF5U via EA5U PA75FREEDOM via PA3FYG (B/O)
    A60WTIS/7 via A61FJ EF7A via EC7K PD75FREE via PD7YY (O)
    A60WTIS/8 via A61RJ EI5JF via EI5JF (L/e) PF75FREE via PB7Z
    A60WTIS/9 via A61BK EM65LR via UR2LM PI30COM via PA1AW
    A60ZHD/4 via A61BK GB0SOS via G1OVK (n) S5400J via S57WJ
    A91WTIS via A92AA (C) GB1945PJ via GB1945PJ (L/e)

    (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 (n) no printed QSLs

    LOGS ONLINE (New/Updated) AVAILABLE ON CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/J68HZ (Updated)

    QSL ROUTE. Vasiliy, RW6HS, informs OPDX that he is the QSL Manager for
    the special event station 5C1WTIS from the Kingdom of Morocco between
    May 11-17th, for the celebration of "World Telecommunication & Infor-
    mation Society Day."

    VP8PJ QSL STATUS. Gene, K5GS, reports: The VP8PJ QSL card shipment was
    received by Tim, M0URX, on Monday, and he will now begin stuffing
    envelopes.

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2AG/p, 4U1UN, JK1BQS, JH7MQD, PZ5RA, T2AR,
    TO7DL, VP8PJ and VU2CPL

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5H4WZ, CB0Z, LA/CT1BWW (EU-076) and XV9F

    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....

    STAYHOME CAMPAIGN REACHES ITS PINNACLE, JUNE 6-7th (Press Release dated
    May 16th, by Martti, OH2BH) [edited].
    CONTEST-LIKE ACTIVITY FROM SATURDAY, 1200 UTC to SUNDAY, 1159 UTC --
    PRINT RULES HERE: https://tinyurl.com/ybwctxok

    In total, more than 30 countries have activated STAYHOME-suffixed
    stations to amplify the important message and participate in a large
    international showcase of Amateur Radio during the COVID-19 crisis. It
    is estimated that some 150,000 messages have been passed through the
    network around the world.
    Oms, PY5EG, one of the project participants, alone, has completed more
    than 20,000 messages to 181 countries and to all 40 zones. Congratulations!
    The latest United Nations activation is; 4U9STAYHOME by Ivo, 9A3A, from
    the UN base in Brindisi, Italy.
    The highlight of the event is a June 6-7th, 24-hour radio gathering,
    when all STAYHOME stations and the world will gather on the airwaves to
    wish each other well and conduct a global message passing in a contest-
    like framework. At that point the further validity of the STAYHOME message
    will be reviewed with the sincere hope that all countries would be able
    to begin easing these heavy restrictions, eventually making this message
    obsolete.
    The project patron is the Foreign Minister of Finland, Pekka Haavisto
    and it is endorsed by IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH, and the United
    Nations ARC with multiple STAYHOME activations.
    See the project specifics at the QRZ.com at:
    https://www.qrz.com/db/OH2STAYHOME

    SPECIAL STAY AT HOME STATIONS/ACTIVITIES (Updated/Corrections). Many more
    special event stations have hit the airwaves (or soon will be) to promote
    individuals to "STAY-AT-HOME" and raise awareness for the restrictions
    necessary to fight the spread the coronavirus. List also includes special
    event stations to thank all health and medical workers. Here is a checklist
    of stations announced to be active (Updated May 17th, some with QRT dates):
    3G2HOME (Chile) July 14th GB5SAH (England) May 28th
    *4J0STAYHOME (Azerbaijan) May 31st GB6NHS (England) May 22nd
    *4K0STAYHOME (Azerbaijan) May 31st GB6SAH (England) May 26th
    4MSTAYHOME (Venezuela) ???????? GB8NHS (Northern Ireland) May 26th
    *4U2STAYHOME (Austria) ???????? GB8SAH (England) QRT
    *4U9STAYHOME (Italy) June 15th GB9KS (England) May 31st
    4X2BESAFE (Israel) QRT GB9KW (England) ????
    *5B4STAYHOME (Cyprus) July 31st GB9NHS (England) May 12th
    *5JSTAYHOME (Colombia) July 27th GB9SH (England) May 31st
    *5W1STAYSAFE (Samoa) ???????? GB9WYH (England) May 11th
    5Z4STAYHOME (Kenya) ???????? (WYH=Wash Your Hands)
    *6Y6STAYHOME (Jamaica) July 23rd HA0HOME (Hungary) ????
    8A1HOME (Indonesia) May 29th HA0STAY (Hungary) ????
    8A1STAYHOME (Indonesia) May 29th HA127STAY (Hungary) ????
    8C2WFH (Indonesia) May 19th HG20AT (Hungary) May 15th
    8C2STAYHOME (Indonesia) ???????? HG20AY (Hungary) May 15th
    *9K9STAYHOME (Kuwait) July 19th HG20HO (Hungary) May 15th
    9M4Covid19 (W.Malaysia) Aug.15th HG20ME (Hungary) May 15th
    9M4DudukRumah (W.Malaysia)Aug.15th HG20ST (Hungary) May 15th
    *9M4STAYHOME (W.Malaysia) Aug.15th *HZ1STAYHOME (Saudi Arabia) ????
    *9V1STAYHOME (Singapore) June 30th II3STAY (Italy) Dec. 31st
    A60SH/1 [SH=StayHome] (U.A.E.)???? IO6STAY (Italy) July 20th
    A60SH/2 (U.A.E.) ???? II9SH (Italy) ????
    A60SH/3 (U.A.E.) ???? IX1HPN/STAYHOME (Italy) ????
    A60SH/4 (U.A.E.) ???? K2H (United States) May 31st
    A60SH/5 (U.A.E.) ???? KC1KUG/STAYH (United States) QRT
    A60SH/6 (U.A.E.) ???? OD50SH (Lebanon) ????
    A60SH/7 (U.A.E.) ???? *OD5STAYHOME (Lebanon) ????
    A60SH/8 (U.A.E.) ???? *OE1STAYHOME (Austria) May 15th
    A60SH/9 (U.A.E.) ???? OH0PYSYKOTONA July 3rd
    A60SH/10 (U.A.E.) ???? (Finland; "Pysykotona" means
    A60SH/11 (U.A.E.) ???? StayHome in Finnish)
    A60SH/12 (U.A.E.) ???? OH1PYSYKOTONA (Finland) July 3rd
    A60SH/13 (U.A.E.) ???? OH2PYSYKOTONA (Finland) July 3rd
    A60SH/14 (U.A.E.) ???? OH3PYSYKOTONA (Finland) July 3rd
    *A60STAYHOME (U.A.E.) ???? OH4PYSYKOTONA (Finland) July 3rd
    A69STAYHOME (U.A.E.) ???? OH5PYSYKOTONA (Finland) July 3rd
    AT2BTC (India) ???? OH6PYSYKOTONA (Finland) July 3rd
    AT2CVD (India) ???? OH7PYSYKOTONA (Finland) July 3rd
    AT2GOK (India) July 26th OH8PYSYKOTONA (Finland) July 3rd
    AT2HWC (India) ???? OH9PYSYKOTONA (Finland) July 3rd
    AT2RB (India) ???? *OH0STAYHOME (Aland Island) ????
    AT2SH (India) ???? *OH1STAYHOME (Finland) July 8th
    AT20SH (India) ???? *OH2STAYHOME (Finland) July 8th
    AT2SHI (India) July 23rd *OH3STAYHOME (Finland) July 8th
    AT2SON (India) ???? *OH4STAYHOME (Finland) July 8th
    AT9CID (India) ???? *OH5STAYHOME (Finland) July 8th
    AT9FC (India) ???? *OH6STAYHOME (Finland) July 8th
    AT9SS (India) ???? *OH7STAYHOME (Finland) July 8th
    AU2STH (India) May 31st *OH8STAYHOME (Finland) July 8th
    AT2THC (India) August 1st *OH9STAYHOME (Finland) July 8th
    AT2TNX (India) June 30th ON4STAYSTRONG (Belgium) ????
    AU2COV (India) July 26th OO7STAYHOME (Belgium) ????
    AU2IAG (India) July 26th *OP2STAYHOME (Belgium) May 12th
    AU2SHW (India) ???? *OP6STAYHOME (Belgium) ????
    AX2020STAYHOME (Australia) ???? OQ1HOME (Belgium) ????
    B0CRA (P.R. China) QRT OQ4ANGELS (Belgium) May 17th
    B1CRA (P.R. China) QRT *OR2STAYHOME (Belgium) ????
    B2CRA (P.R. China) QRT *OR2STAYHOME (Belgium) ????
    B3CRA (P.R. China) QRT *OR20STAYHOME (Belgium) May 15th
    B4CRA (P.R. China) QRT OR4LIFE (Belgium) ????
    B5CRA (P.R. China) QRT *OR4STAYHOME (Belgium) May 18th
    B6CRA (P.R. China) QRT OR7LIFE (Belgium) ????
    B7CRA (P.R. China) QRT *OR8STAYHOME (Belgium) ????
    B8CRA (P.R. China) QRT *OS0STAYHOME (Belgium) May 17th
    B9CRA (P.R. China) QRT *OT2STAYHOME (Belgium) May 17th
    CB2HOME (Chile) July 14th OT20LIFE (Belgium) ????
    CB3SH (Chile) September 30th *OT20STAYHOME (Belgium) ????
    *CB3STAYHOME (Chile) July 8th OT4HOPE (Belgium) ????
    CH2IR (Canada) June 20th OT6STAYSAFE (Belgium) May 11th
    CN20SH (Morocco) QRT OT7STAYSAFE (Belgium) May 11th
    *CQ8STAYHOME (Azores) ???? *OZ7STAYHOME (Denmark) ????
    CQ8THANKS (Azores) ???? PC19STAYSAFE (Netherlands) ????
    *CR2STAYHOME (Azores) May 26th PC6STAYHOME (Netherlands) May 10th
    *CT1STAYHOME (Portugal) QRT PE6STAYHOME (Netherlands) ????
    *CV7STAYHOME (Uruguay) ???? *PR2STAYHOME (Brazil) ????
    *DX0STAYHOME (Philippine) May 15th R3STAYHOME (European Russia) QRT
    E2STAYHOME (Thailand) July 15th *SZ3STAYHOME (Greece) ????
    *E7STAYHOME (Bosnia & Herzegovina) *TC1STAYHOME (Turkey) May 25th
    May 31st TC19MED (Turkey) May 29th
    *EH5STAYHOME (Spain) ???? *TC3STAYHOME (Turkey) June 23rd
    *EH7STAYHOME (Spain) ???? VC2STAYHOM (Canada) May 6th
    GB0EDH (England) May 18th VC3STAYHOM (Canada) May 10th
    GB0FLW (England) ???? VE9HOME (Canada) May 10th
    GB0GIG (Wales) May 28th W4IPC/STAYHOME (United States) ????
    GB0KYD (England) May 16th *VI2020STAYHOME (Australia) July 6th
    GB1CCW (England) May 14th VI20SH (Australia) July 30th
    GB1COR (Scotland) QRT XM2STAYHOM (Canada)Callsign canceled
    GB1HSC [Health & Social Care] XR2STAYHOME (Chile) October 18th
    (Northern Ireland) May 17th *XR3STAYHOME (Chile) ????
    GB1KEY (Wales) May 28th *YO1STAYHOME (Romania) September 15th
    GB2CCW (England) May 31st *YO19STAYHOME (Romania)September 15th
    GB2HOM (England) May 31st YS1STAYHOM1 (El Salvador) ????
    GB2SH (England) QRT YS1STAYHOM2 (El Salvador) ????
    GB2SHS (England) May 24th YS1STAYHOM3 (El Salvador) ????
    GB2SAH (England) ???? YS1STAYHOM4 (El Salvador) ????
    GB4KW (England) ???? YS1STAYHOM5 (El Salvador) ????
    GB4NHS (Northern Ireland) ???? YS1STAYHOM6 (El Salvador) ????
    GB4SAH [SAH=Stay-At-Home] (England) *Z30STAYHOME (North Macedonia) ????
    GB5KW (England) ???? *Z39STAYHOME (North Macedonia) ????
    GB5NHS Northern Ireland) May 31st *Z60STAYHOME (Kosovo) ????
    [NHS=National Health Service] *ZW5STAYHOME (Brazil) QRT
    *ZW8THANKS (Brazil) ????

    (*) Stations that qualify (as May 8th per QRZ.com) for the SRAL awards....

    QSL via operator's instructions or check to see if the QSL info is
    listed above or under "QSL INFO AND NEWS".

    ADDED NOTES: If you missed the SARL special announcement or the OPDX
    bulletin OPDX.1459.1 (http://papays.com/opdx1459.1.html), the Finnish
    Amateur Radio League (SRAL) is providing a number of special awards
    during these Stay-At-Home "OH" operations (as well as other countries
    signing STAYHOME that qualified) which run through July 8th. Complete
    details can be found in OPDX.1459.1 or on the SRAL Web page at:
    https://www.sral.fi/2020/04/07/finland-stay-home
    *** NEW: The European DX Contest Club (EUDXCC) is now also providing a
    number of special awards (Golden and Silver) during these Stay-At-Home
    operations. As with the SARL awards, contacts are encouraged with the
    official special event callsign stations for the awareness of COVID-19
    pandemic around the world. Award's Manager is Francesco, IK6QON. For
    more details and a list of station that qualify, see:
    https://eudxcc.altervista.org/award-stayhome-staysafe

    SWODXA ANNOUNCES DXPEDITION OF THE YEAR. Tom Inglin, NR8Z, President of
    the Southwest Ohio DX Association (SWODA), announced the 2019-2020 SWODXA
    "DXpedition of the Year" award on May 14th. The winner was the February
    2020 Cocos Island TI9A DXpedition (http://ti9a.info/). The TI9A Team
    consisted of: Dmitry/RA9USU, Andy/UA3AB, Mats/RM2D and Jorge/TI2JV. To
    see the complete announcement, go to:
    https://www.swodxa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2019_DXPoftheYear.mp4
    ADDED NOTE: CQ News reports: The DX Hall of Fame induction is planned to
    air live on the Ham Nation podcast (https://twit.tv/shows/ham-nation) on
    Wednesday, May 20th.

    TG, GUATEMALA. Enrique, YS1RM, is now active as TG9/YS1RM from Guatemala
    City. Length of his stay is unknown at this time. Activity will be on
    various HF bands and modes. No other details were provided. QSL via YS1RM,
    direct, LOTW or eQSL.

    TM0, FRANCE (Special Event). Members of the Ondes et Micro-Informatique
    Radio Club (F6KUQ) are active as TM0BEE from Cestas until May 24th.
    Activity is to celebrate Union Nations World Bee Day (May 20th); see:
    https://www.un.org/en/observances/bee-day
    Operations will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, FT8/FT4 and PSK. QSL
    via F6KUQ, by the Bureau or eQSL.

    VE, CANADA (Special Event). Jean, VE2JCW, will use the special callsign
    VE2SPEED throughout the month of June, to commemorate the Montreal Grand
    Prix even if it is canceled. QSL via VE2JCW info on QRZ.com.

    XP/OX, GREENLAND. Henning, OZ2I/OZ1BII, will once again be active as
    XP2I from Black Ridge, Kangerlussuaq (WW Loc. GP47PA) sometime late
    November. Activity will be CW only on all HF bands. He will participate
    during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-
    Band/Low-Power entry. For activity outside of the contest, he will sign
    OX/OZ2I. QSL via OZ2I, LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details
    and updates, see: http://www.oz2i.dk/index.html

    ZL9 NEW ZEALAND SUB-ANTARCTIC ISLANDS DXPEDITION (OC-037) NEWS [Press
    Release #1, date May 13th]. The Perseverance DX Group (PDXG) has some
    unfinished business. Several PDXG members participated on the 2012 ZL9
    activation that was cut short by weather. After their successful VP8PJ
    South Orkney Islands 2020 DXpedition, PDXG is pleased to announce their
    intention to activate the New Zealand Sub Antarctic Islands (ZL9), ClubLog
    #24 most wanted, in the 2021-2022 timeframe.
    The plan includes 160-10m operation, CW/SSB/RTTY/FT8, with emphasis on
    160, 80, 60, 40 and, propagation dependent, 12 and 10 meters.
    The landing permit process is pending and discussions with transportation
    partners have begun. However, the Covid-19 lock down has caused significant
    delays and uncertainty.
    Additional information will be published as it develops.
    Questions to: ZL9@pdxg.net
    73, PDXG Leadership Team

    ZS1820, SOUTH AFRICA (Special Event). The Port Elizabeth Amateur Radio
    Society has registered the special callsign ZS1820S and will be operating
    the callsign for the rest of this year. The ZS1820S callsign celebrates
    the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the 1820 British Settlers in the
    Eastern Cape area of South Africa. Activity will be on various HF bands
    and modes. QSL via the Bureau to Tom, ZS2EC, also via LoTW, ClubLog and
    QRZ.com. For more details about the Settlers, see:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1820_Settlers
    https://www.1820settlers.com

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