Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1469

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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1469

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Bulletin No. 1469
    BID: $OPDX.1469
    June 22, 2020
    Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
    Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
    Written/Sent From Strongsville, Ohio

    Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
    Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, the AB5K's AR Cluster
    Networks, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4ZW, WW6RG,
    K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DXNews.com,
    DX-World.Net, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX
    News, RN3RQ, RSGB, Sixitalia Weekly, Swains DXpedition Team and VA3RJ &
    ICPO for the following DX information.

    DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
    week of Sunday, 14th/June, through Sunday, 21st/June there were 206
    countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S,
    4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2,
    9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, CE, CE0Y,
    CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9,
    EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS,
    FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP,
    HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6,
    KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON,
    OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP,
    ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T30, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ,
    UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP8,
    VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB,
    ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS

    * PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
    more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
    First Worry Later".

    3Y0I BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). The Rebel DX Group (RDXG)
    team reports/posted the following on June 16th [edited]: After today's
    telephone conversation with the Norwegian Polar Institute, we learned
    that the Institute suspends all scientific expeditions to a small weather
    base located on the west side of the Bouvet island. It is very likely
    that the station was swept to the ocean by "landslide".
    The 3Y0I radio expedition is not at risk. We are keep pushing to get
    a full budget before we set a sail again by end of the year.
    Our base will be established on the eastern side of the island on the
    glacier. This part of the island is not exposed to the worst western
    winds, waves and landslides. We want to remind you that we have access
    to accurate, current satellite photographic data of our landing site.
    Dom, 3Z9DX, also has over 100 pictures from his non-radio visit and
    materials from other people who had visited the island. We are really
    well prepared to do this job.
    Now is your turn to help or forget about Bouvet in the log.
    Donation link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/3y0i-bouvet-island-expedition
    Please share !
    -----------------------------------------------------
    For more details and updates on the Bouvet Island DXpedition, watch
    the following Web page and Media sites at:
    This is the main site where you can find more details on the project
    and news: https://bouvetoya.org
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bouvetoya.org
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bouvetoyaorg
    Rebel DX Group: https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup
    https://rebeldxgroup.com/

    A91, BAHRAIN (Special Event). Fawaz, A92AA, is now active with special
    callsign A91PSD from Riffa until June 23rd. Activity is to celebrate
    United Nations Public Service Day. Operations will be on various HF
    bands. QSL via A92AA or ClubLog's OQRS.

    E6 & A3, NIUE AND TONGA (Update to OPDX.1460/Reminder). Operators Stan/
    LZ1GC and Ivan/LZ1PM will be active from Niue as E6AM between September
    28th and October 17th. After their operations in Niue, look for Stan,
    LZ1GC, (by himself) to be active as A35GC from Tongatapu Island (OC-049),
    Tonga, between October 19th and November 2nd. Activity from both islands
    will be on 160-6 meters, including 60m and 30/17/12m bands, using CW,
    SSB, RTTY and FT8. Their goal from Niue is 25,000 QSOs, and Stan's goal
    as A35GC is to make 15,000 QSOs . Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog during
    the activity and LoTW uploads to the sponsors one month later. A full log
    upload to LoTW will happen 6 months after their activity. QSL via LZ1GC,
    ClubLog's OQRS, direct ot by the Bureau. Their Web page is now active
    at: http://www.c21gc.com

    EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS. Andy, DK5ON, will once again be active as EA6/DK5ON
    from Mallorca Island (EU-004, ARLHS BAL-010 Cap de Pera Light, WLOTA 1902)
    between July 1-11th. Activity will be holiday style with some possible
    EAFF and SOTA/GMA activities. Operations will be on 40-6 meters using
    CW, SSB and the Digital modes (JT65, RTTY, PSK31, FT4, FT8). He will be
    using an Elecraft KX3 (QRP 5 watts) and ICOM IC-7300 into Buddstick and
    Buddipole antenna system. QSL via DK5ON, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog
    or LoTW.

    HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Operators Loick/HB9HBY and Greg/HB9TWU will be active
    as HB0/HB9HBY from Liechtenstein between July 24-26th. Activity will be
    24 hours/3 days on 80-6 meters, including 30/17/12m, using CW, SSB and
    FT8. A special callsign will be used on Saturday (it is a surprise). Look
    for updates on Facebook (https://facebook.com/hb9hby) or on Twitter
    (https://twitter.com/hb9hby). QSL via EB7DX.

    ILLW 2020. The 23rd International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW),
    which usually takes place during the third weekend of August, has been
    moved to August 22-23rd. As of June 18th, there are 185 registered Light-
    house/Lightship stations listed at:
    https://illw.net/index.php/entrants-list-2020
    For more details about this year's event, see: https://illw.net/

    IOTA NEWS. Since no or few new IOTA announcements have been made during
    the past several weeks (probably because of many COVID-19 travel restric-
    tions), OPDX decided to list the following IOTA operations that were
    active this past week between June 14-20th (as per the DXCluster):
    IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
    ------ ---------- ------------- ------------
    AF-004 EA8DHV Tenerife 20m; CW
    AF-004 EA8TL Tenerife 20m; CW
    AF-004 EA8WU Canary 20m; FT8
    AF-016 FR1GV Reunion 17m; FT8
    AF-018 IH9YMC Pantelleria 20m; SSB
    AF-057 5R8UI Nosy Be 30m; Digi
    AN-016 RI1ANM Antarctica 20m; Digi
    AS-002 A91PSD Bahrain 40m; Digi
    AS-004 5B4VL Cyprus 17m; SSB
    AS-007 7N4SJX Honshu 20m; FT8
    AS-007 JH3NGD Honshu 17m; SSB
    AS-007 JJ2PIK Honshu 20m; Digi
    AS-007 JP1GUW Honshu 20m; CW
    AS-007 JR7TKG Honshu 17m; SSB
    AS-018 RM0F Sakhalin 17m; FT8
    AS-019 9V1YC Singapore 20m; Digi
    AS-078 JF8QNF Hokkaido 10m; Digi
    EU-001 SV5AZK Rhodes 20m; FT8
    EU-003 CS8ABG Sao Miguel 20m; SSB
    EU-004 EA6VQ Balearic 30m; FT8
    EU-005 G0TSM Great Britain 20m; FT8
    EU-005 G4UJS Great Britain 20m; FT8
    EU-005 G8BCG Great Britain 20m; FT8
    EU-005 GB1CTM Great Britain 20m; SSB
    EU-005 M5OTA/P Great Britain 20m; SSB
    EU-009 GB2OL Scotland 15m; FT8
    EU-009 GM8OFQ Hoy 20m; SSB
    EU-014 TK8QD Corsica 17m; SSB
    EU-023 9H5JO Gozo 20m; SSB
    EU-024 IS0KNG Sardinia 10m; Digi
    EU-030 OZ1NKS/P Bornholm 80m; SSB
    EU-038 PA/DL1DN NoordHolland/Frie 20m; SSB
    EU-042 DL1WH/P Sylt 40/30/20m; CW
    EU-046 LA6KOA Rolla 17m; SSB
    EU-127 DF6QC Helgoland 20m; CW
    EU-175 CU3BL Terceira 17m; SSB
    EU-186 TA1CQ Turkey 40m; FT8
    NA-018 XP3A Greenland 20m; Digi
    NA-021 8P5AA Barbados 20m; SSB
    NA-021 8P6NW Barbados 20m; SSB
    NA-026 WA2YYL NY State 20m; FT8
    NA-097 6Y6STAYHOME Jamaica 20m; Digi
    NA-108 J69DS St. Lucia 20m; FT8
    NA-187 W6WF CA State Centre 10m; Digi
    OC-001 VK1TX Australia 40m; SSB
    OC-001 VK2CR Australia 20m; SSB
    OC-019 WH6EY Hawaiian 17m; Digi
    OC-021 YB0COU Java 80m; FT8
    OC-036 ZL1WN NZ North 20m; SSB
    OC-134 ZL2RX NZ South 20m; CW
    OC-144 YE4IJ Belitung 20m; Digi
    SA-002 VP8HDM Falkland 20m; SSB
    SA-002 VP8LP Falkland 20m; SSB
    SA-011 9Z4Y Trinidad and Tobago 20m; CW
    SA-018 CE7VPQ Chiloe 20m; SSB
    SA-026 PP5GTA/P Santa Catarina 40m; SSB

    Important RSGB Convention Announcement (https://rsgb.org/; dated June
    19th): In response to the UK's continuing social distancing regulations,
    the RSGB Convention Committee has changed the arrangements for the RSGB
    Convention on October 9-11th, 2020.
    Instead of the physical Convention in Milton Keynes, the RSGB is
    instead holding an online Convention on Saturday, October 10th, 2020.
    Whether you're a new licensee or have been enjoying amateur radio
    for many years, there will be a range of topics from expert speakers
    that you can enjoy free throughout the day.
    The RSGB will announce further details of the presentations and how
    to take part over the coming weeks.

    AS-152. Members of the Arctic Legends team (RT9K) will be planning
    to activate the Island of Big Begichev (Bol’shoy Begichev)
    sometime in early 2021. The team recently received the callsign
    RI0Q for the DXpedition. Watch for update on Twitter by Igor,
    UA9KDF. (https://twitter.com/ua9kdf)

    NA-079. Operators Matt/AE4MQ, Grace/KE3G, Zachary/KN4KVC, Michael/N3KPU,
    Connor/W4IPC and James/WX4TV will be active as N4T from the
    Dry Tortugas National Park (Grid Square EL84np, POTA K-0023,
    ARLHS USA-316), Florida, between July 21-24th. Activity will
    be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, FT8 and the Satellites. Planned
    FT8 frequencies: 3567, 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095, 21091, 24911,
    28091 and 50323 kHz. QSL via LoTW. For more details, see:
    https://hamradioadventures.com/upcoming-adventures/dry-tortugas-trip

    NA-144. Oleh, KD7WPJ, will once again be active from Santa Rosa Island
    between June 24-26th. Activity will be on 30-17 meters using
    CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

    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. Peter, LA7QIA, will once again be active as JW7QIA from
    from Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WW Loc. JQ68) between June 27th ad July
    4th. Activity will be focused on 6 meters and possibly on 70 MHz, using
    CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign.

    KH9 & V7, WAKE ISLAND AND MARSHALL ISLANDS (Change of plans again!).
    Randy, WW6RG, was expected to be active as KH9/WW6RG from Wake Island
    this past week (June 16-18th), but "due to Covid-19" restrictions on
    Kwajalein Island, he has been notified by the airline that Thursday's
    flight to Wake has been canceled (things have been changing rapidly in
    the airline business)." He informs OPDX [edited], "I was supposed to be
    operating down to Diego Garcia next week; that has been changed due to
    restrictions and now I am operating between Los Angeles and Honolulu. I
    should know by the 4th of July the schedule for the next trip to Kwajalein
    and Wake Island again; things have been changing rapidly. Just so you
    know, all of my operations International are QRP 5w SSB. As I have to
    pack everything between one bag and my flight bag. I travel light, I
    carry a FT-817 with an Alex loop antenna and a 6 amp lithium-iron battery.
    That being said I do not do any Digital or CW operations and I'm pretty
    much restricted between 10 and 40 m.. My setup works best on 20 and 17m.
    And needless to say, working QRP I am normally working the Gray line. I
    do this for fun I am not a contester, I do not do LoTW or eQSL, but if
    someone needs a contact I am more than willing to pre schedule a contact
    and will exchange QSL cards. All QSLs are to home callsign WW6RG; NO
    Bureau."

    MINI-VISALIA (Press Release). Co-Chairmen Dick/N6AA and Jim/N6TJ sent
    out the following announcement [edited]: We will be hosting a "mini-
    Visalia", March 19th, 20th and 21st, 2021, at the Visalia Wyndham (our
    old Holiday Inn). Emphasis will be on friends getting together, with
    minimal structured events. We'll have a catered BBQ on Saturday 20th,
    afternoon, and probably a mind altering hour Saturday evening. We're
    working with the hotel to get a break on rates. QRX. If anyone wants to
    make a DX or contesting pitch, we'll be open to that. Let us know, please.
    Pass the word to any and all who might want to attend.....
    73, Dick Norton/N6AA and Jim Neiger/N6TJ
    So we can get a tentative head-count, please send an E-mail to:
    N6TJ@SBCGLOBAL.NET

    ADDED UPDATE (June 19th): Per Dick Norton/N6AA and Jim Neiger/N6TJ:
    You can now book your rooms with the Group Code and Group Name, below.
    Rate should be 95 USDs, and they are giving us a day before cancellation
    without penalty. Dates are 19th, 20th, March 2021, and you are welcome
    to arrive 18th March, of course, at the same rate.
    Group code is 031821CAL
    Group Name California DX Club
    Wyndham Visalia <http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/california/visalia/wyndham-visalia/hotel-overview?hotel_id=49281>

    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 (June 22-28th).......
    Jun/22nd AN Jun/25th AN Jun/27th AN
    Jun/23rd AN Jun/26th HN Jun/28th AN
    Jun/24th 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) (June 21st)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    3G1T via CE1AT & (L) HP3SS via AC2OV (d/L) P3X via 5B4AMM & (L)
    4L1R via W3HNK KH0W via KC0W (d) PA/DL1DN via DL1DN
    5P6PI via OZ6PI LX/DL2JRM via DL2JRM PZ5JW via EA5GL (d/L)
    A41CK via A61BK & (L) LX20I via LX2A S5/PA3BHF via M0MPM
    A60CH/5 via A92AA LZ73TRC via LZ1YE (d) SN0R via SQ9IAU
    AM500ISJ via EA7URF MM0C via MM0CEZ (L/e) TT8SN via DL9USA & (L)
    CR6K via CT1ILT (O/d/L) MM2N via MM0GPZ & (L) VP2ETE via W3HNK & (L)
    CT7/K9PM/P via K9PM (L) OH6OKSA via OH6AD VP8HDM via VP8LP (d)
    E2A via E21EIC & (L) OK/SP9GI/P via SP9GI W3W via KS3N (d)
    EA5IQX via DK1RU OL13FORT via OK2NO W9C via N9TK
    EH3HAM via EH3HAM (L/e) OM0R via OM3GI & (L) XP3A via (d**/L/e)
    F/HB9CYV/P via HB9CYV OO6O via ON6VDS YL/LY2BIS via LY2BIS
    GB125NT via GB125NT (e) OP5T via ON4DS YP1D via YO4RIU
    HB15SOTA via HB9DPR OR2F via ON8LDS YT1Z via YU1ACR

    (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

    (d**) PA3249: Harry de Jong, Broekdijk 59, 7695 TC Bruchterveld,
    The Netherlands

    9J2LA QSL STATUS (UPDATE, June 19th). We are getting first reports that
    direct QSL cards have reached their targets worldwide. Also the complete
    log upload to LoTW has taken place! A huge thanks to our QSL Manager
    Charles, M0OXO for taking care of it.

    U.S. POSTAL STOPPAGE (Updated as June 19th). The U.S. Postal Service
    has is temporarily suspending international mail acceptance for certain
    destinations due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Suspension Due to Foreign Postal Operator Service Suspension
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Bolivia Ecuador Libya Peru
    British Virgin Islands Honduras Madagascar Rwanda
    Chad India Malawi South Africa
    Dominican Republic Kyrgyzstan Panama Turkmenistan

    Suspension Due to Unavailability of Transportation
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Algeria Egypt Liberia Sint Maarten
    Angola Ethiopia Maldives Solomon Islands
    Argentina Faroe Island Mauritania South Sudan
    Azerbaijan Fiji Mauritius Sri Lanka
    Bahamas French Polynesia Mongolia Sudan
    Bahrain Gambia Morocco Suriname
    Bangladesh Ghana Mozambique Swaziland (Eswatini)
    Benin Grenada Myanmar Tajikistan
    Bermuda Guatemala Namibia Tanzania
    Botswana Guinea Bissau Nepal Timor-Leste
    Brunei Guyana Nigeria Tonga
    Burkina Faso Haiti Oman Tunisia
    Burundi Iraq Pakistan Turks & Caicos
    Cameroon Ivory Coast Papua New Guinea United Arab Emirates
    Cape Verde Jordan Paraguay Uganda
    Cayman Islands Kazakhstan Philippines Uruguay
    Chile Kenya Qatar Uzbekistan
    Colombia Kiribati Republic of Congo Vanuatu
    Cook Islands Kosovo Samoa Venezuela
    Costa Rica Kuwait Saudi Arabia Yemen
    Cuba Laos Senegal Zambia
    Curacao Lebanon Seychelles Zimbabwe
    Dem.Rep. Congo Lesotho Sierra Leone

    Customers: Please refrain from mailing items addressed to the countries
    listed above, until further notice. For more details, see:
    https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/welcome.htm

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 9J2LA, HP1IBF, LA7QIA, MW0ZZK, TA7I, TF2MSN,
    TZ4AM, YL3KW and ZA/IK2RLM

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3W2LI, KH0/KC0W, NP3VI (NA-249), PD9DX, XV1X
    and ZD7BG

    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....

    RI1, ANTARCTICA. Alexander, RX3ABI, has bee active as RI1ANM from the
    Mirny Antarctica Base Station (AN-016) and will be there until early
    2021. Activity will be limited to spare time on various HF bands, but
    it seems he likes mostly 40 and 20 meters FT8 between 0200-1530z. QSL
    via his home callsign.

    SX1, GREECE (Special Event). Two members of the "Fifth Ocean Ham Aviator's
    Club" (https://www.aviaham.org) will be active as SX1AFM from Piraeus
    Hellas between September 1-30th. Activity is to celebrate 70th annversary
    since the establishment of the "Hellenic Air Force History Museum":
    https://www.haf.gr/en/history/hellenic-air-force-history-museum
    Operators mentioned are Polydoros/SV1AHH and George/SV1GGF. Operations
    will be on 80-6 meters using all modes. QSL via eQSL, LoTW, direct and
    ClubLog. NO BUREAU. A special award is available. For details, see:
    https://aviaham.hamlog.ru/diplom

    W8S SWAINS ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update/Press Release, dated June 16th)
    [edited]. Dear friends -- Due to the Covid-19 pandemic it is still
    impossible to travel to Swains Island.
    This means that we have to postpone our DXpedition until spring 2021
    at the earliest.
    Alex Jennings and the team will start planning again as soon as we are
    allowed to travel to American Samoa without restrictions (such as 14 days
    in quarantine).
    All equipment already purchased is waiting for us in Pago Pago.
    We are very disappointed with this postponement, but if we look at it
    from a positive angle, propagation will be better next year!
    We continue our Swains DXpedition project and keep you informed via
    our mailing list, website and the social media channels such as
    Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/swains2020)
    and
    Twitter (https://twitter.com/swains2020).
    .... The Swains DXpedition Team (https://swains2020.lldxt.eu/)

    YASME NEWS (Press Release, June 18th). YASME FOUNDATION SUPPORTING GRANT
    TO ESTABLISH REVERSE BEACON NETWORK (RBN) NODES IN AFRICA -- The Board of
    Directors of The Yasme Foundation has made a supporting grant to establish
    Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) nodes in Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. The pro-
    ject will be carried out by youth in the Amateurs Radio Algeriens and
    Association des Radio Amateurs Tunisiens (http://amateurradiointunisia.org)
    radio clubs. The build out of these nodes will increase RBN presence in
    Africa for both the amateur and scientific communities.
    The Reverse Beacon Network is a network of global Software Defined Radio
    (SDR) receivers, monitoring amateur radio bands and reporting CW, RTTY,
    and FT8 signals to a central database at www.reversebeacon.net
    * * * * *
    The Yasme Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to support
    scientific and educational projects related to amateur radio, including
    DXing (long distance communication) and the introduction and promotion of
    amateur radio in developing countries. For additional information about
    The Yasme Foundation, visit our website at www.yasme.org.

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

    YJ40, VANUATU (Special Event). Operators Colin/YJ8CW, Estelle/YJ8ED and
    Rod/YJ8RN will be active as YJ40IND between July 1-30th. Activity is to
    celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Independence of Vanuatu. It was
    40 years ago on July 30th, 1980, Vanuatu formerly known as New Hebrides,
    was granted its Independence. Operations will be mainly on 40/20/15 meters
    using CW, SSB and FT8. Most of their activity will be on the weekends.
    Listen for QSL info.

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