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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1474

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Bulletin No. 1474
    BID: $OPDX.1474
    July 27, 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, W2VU, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4ZW,
    K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, K9MM, N9EN, 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.

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

    DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
    week of Sunday, 19th/July, through Friday, 25/July there were 186 countries
    active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1U,
    4X, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A2,
    A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT,
    CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER,
    ES, EU, EX, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA,
    HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JY,
    K, 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, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP,
    SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9,
    UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9,
    YA, YB, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, 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".

    BEACONS ON THE AIR (Looking For Reports). Howard, W4HLR, informed last
    week that he has two beacons on the air as W4HLR/B. Both 6 and 2 meter
    beacons are running 24/7 at 50 watts both on squalo's at 1200 ft ASL
    running remotely from Lawrenceburg (WW Loc. EM65if), TN. Frequencies
    are 50.055 MHZ CW and 144.285 MHz CW. Any and all reports are welcome
    at: hireddux at yahoo.com

    ARRL AND CQ NEWS (News Releases). It was announced on July 21st, that
    Christopher Brault, KD8YVJ, of suburban Cincinnati, has been selected
    as the 2020 Bill Pasternak WA6ITF Memorial "Amateur Radio Newsline"
    Young Ham of the Year (YHOTY)." For the complete details, see the following
    URLs:
    http://cqnewsroom.blogspot.com/2020/07/christopher-brault-kd8vyj-named-2020.html
    http://www.arrl.org/news/chris-brault-kd8yvj-is-2020-amateur-radio-newsline-young-ham-of-the-year

    HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Fred/DL5YM and his XYL Tina/DL5YL will once again be
    active as HB0/DL5YM and HB0/DL5YL, respectively, from Masescha (Chalet
    Wanni) between September 8th and October 2nd. Activity is usually limited
    because they will be hiking during the daytime hours. Operations will be
    on 160-6 meters using mostly CW, with some SSB and RTTY. Watch for some
    activity in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 26-27th). QSL via their
    home callsigns, direct, by the DARC Bureau or ClubLog.

    IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
    week between July 19-23rd (as per the DXCluster):

    IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
    ------ ---------- ------------- ------------
    AF-049 3B8CW Mauritius 20m; Digi
    AF-057 5R8UI Nosy Be 20m; RTTY
    AS-002 A91FTDMC Bahrain 15m; Digi
    AS-007 JA7OYF Honshu 20m; Digi
    AS-007 JH4ALY Honshu 20m; Digi
    AS-007 JH9CEN Honshu 20m; Digi
    AS-020 BV7FO Taiwan 20m; Digi
    AS-053 HS0ZNV Malay Peninsula 20m; CW
    AS-078 JA8KSF Hokkaido 20m; Digi
    AS-047 JS6TWW Daito 17/15m; Digi/FT8
    EU-001 SV5AZK Dodecanese 15m; Digi
    EU-002 OH0Z Aland 20m; FT8
    EU-004 EA6/EA3HSO Balearic 20m; SSB
    EU-005 M3FON Great Britain 20m; FT8
    EU-005 MX0SNB Great Britain 40m; SSB
    EU-018 OY1CT Faroe 17m; Digi
    EU-024 IS0/DL8JJ/M Sardinia 40/20m; CW
    EU-025 IT9/HB9EKH Sicily 20m; SSB
    EU-025 IT9BGE Sicily 20m; SSB
    EU-030 OZ30EU Bornholm 20m; SSB
    EU-042 DK8OL Schleswig-Holstein NW 20m; SSB
    EU-042 DL1DAW/P Schleswig-Holstein NW 20m; CW
    EU-042 DL6BEN Schleswig-Holstein NW 17m; Digi
    EU-046 LA6KOA Rolla 17/10m; SSB
    EU-054 IF9A Egadi 20/15m; CW
    EU-096 OH1NJN LansiSuomi 20m; Digi
    EU-115 MI0AIH Northern Ireland 20m; SSB
    EU-132 SQ6NEJ Wolin 40m; SSB
    EU-146 PH2A/P Zuid Holland 20m; SSB
    EU-170 9A0FF Dalmatia North 40m; CW
    EU-172 OZ/DB4ST Samso 80/40/20/17m; SSB
    EU-174 SV7RIB/8 Samothraki 40m; SSB
    EU-177 7S5A Sodermanland/Ostergotland 30/20m; CW
    EU-185 R6AF/P Krasnodarskiy Kray 40/20/17m; CW
    NA-015 CO3LT Cuba 40m; Digi
    NA-015 CO8RRM Cuba 20m; CW
    NA-015 CM2RSV Cuba 40m; Digi
    NA-026 WB2SMK NY State 20m; SSB
    NA-052 K0AP/4 Marco 20m; CW
    NA-083 W4BKR VA State 20m; SSB
    NA-249 KP4SX Vieques 17m; FT8
    OC-032 FK8IK New Caldonia 20m; CW
    OC-036 ZL3IO NZ North 40m; Digi
    OC-150 8C52I Tenggara Barat 17m; Digi
    SA-002 VP8LP Falkland 20m; SSB
    SA-006 PJ4KY Bonaire 20m; SSB
    SA-018 CE7VPQ Los Lagos 20m; SSB

    ** Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode
    on their QSNs on the PacketCluster reports....

    AS-150. Bao, BH4LLP, will be active as BI4IX from Zhucha Island during
    the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Mixed-Mode entry.
    QSL via BH4LLP.

    EU-132. Kuba, SQ6NEJ, is now active from Wolin Island until July
    27th. QSL via SQ6NEJ.

    EU-136. Kordic, 9A4KJ, will once again be active as 9A4KJ from Rab
    Island (CI-096, WW Loc. JN74JS) during the RSGB IOTA Contest
    (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/12-HRs/Fixed/Low-
    Power entry. QSL via 9A2KJ or by the Bureau.

    EU-146. Ivan, ON4IBM, who was expected to be active as PA/ON4IBM from
    Schouwen Duiveland during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th),
    has canceled his operation due to the new COVID-19 virus break-
    out and authorities guidelines.

    EU-177. Waldi, SP7IDX, will be active as SM/SP7IDX from Stora Alo-Boko
    Island [Oostergotland County](depending on COVID-19 situation)
    between October 10-17th. Activity will be on 40/10 meters using
    SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW or direct.

    EU-185. Victor, R6AF, is once again active as R6AF/P from Sudzhuk
    Island until July 28th. Activity will be on various HF bands
    using CW, and he will probably be in the RSGB IOTA Contest
    (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/DXpedition entry.
    QSL via his home callsign.

    NA-026. Mike, N2GC, will be active from Long Island, NY, during the
    RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode entry.
    QSL via his home callsign.

    NA-031. Bill, W1WBB, will be active as AI1TT from Aquidneck Island,
    Rhode Island, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th)
    as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via ClubLog and LoTW only.

    NA-036. Gabor, VE7JH, will be active from the VE7UF's contest station
    on Vancouver Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th)
    as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via VE7JH.

    NA-046. Howard "Howie", K1VSJ, will once again be active from Martha's
    Vineyard during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a
    Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home call-
    sign, direct or by the Bureau.

    NA-054. Dragan, K0AP, will be active as K0AP/4 from Marco Island
    during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as time and pro-
    pagation allows. He is currently on a family holiday and will
    be active as much as possible. He suggests to look for him
    on 20 meters only between 1200-1400z and 2200-0200z using CW,
    SSB and FT8. There may be a side trip to NA-069. QSL via his
    home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog, eQSL or LoTW.

    NA-110. Steve, AA4V, will be active from Isle of Palms, South Carolina,
    during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op
    entry. QSL via AA4V.

    OC-021. Asep, YD1JQM, will be active from Java Island during the RSGB
    IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW.

    OC-022. Operators Adhi (Bimbo)/YB3MM and I Made/YC9DE will be active
    as YB3MM/9 (July 22-29th) and YC9DE/P (23-26th) from Nusa
    Ceningan Island (near Nusa Lembongan). Activity will be mainly
    on 40/20/15 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL YB3MM/9 via Club-
    Log's OQRS, direct or via Manager IZ8CCW. Bureau is OK, but it
    will take more than 3 years. QSL YC9DE/P via direct or via
    YB3MM, eQSL, LoTW, QRZ or E-mail.

    OC-034. Aerizal, YB9UA, will be active from New Guinea, Papua New
    Guinea, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a
    Single-Op/Assisted/24-Hrs/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.

    OC-139. (VK5KI KANGAROO ISLAND DXPEDITION WRAP UP) Grant, VK5GR, posted
    the following on July 23rd [edited]: Folks -- Firstly thanks to
    everyone who managed to work us from Kangaroo Island last week.
    While propagation was challenging, and we were only able to
    operate part time (as it was also a family holiday) we still
    managed to put over 1200 contacts in the log. I was quite sur-
    prised and pleased at how many comments we received back along
    the lines of "Thanks for the ATNI". While one tends to think of
    islands in the 40%+ counted for IOTA range as being of low
    interest, it seems that the IOTA program is still alive and
    well, and presumably attracting new interest from people who do
    still need already activated IOTAs for their tally. Its fair to
    say it has inspired me to plan a return to Kangaroo Island again,
    perhaps in the next 2 years, rather than leaving it for 4 years
    since my last activation as VK5GR/P.
    OQRS is open through my manager Charles, M0OXO. Full details
    can be found on my website: https://vk5gr-iota.net
    From a statistics perspective – this was a two man operation.
    We found the majority of openings on 30 and 40m, with less
    success on 20m (we presume due to the CME which hit on the
    first day of the trip coupled with it being mid winter here).
    We had over 84% unique contacts in the log and worked 80 DXCC
    for 41 hours on the air. We had two stations sharing ¼ verticals
    for 30 and 40m, a HexBeam for 20-10m and an inverted V for 80m –
    each capable of 400W. It's fair to say that my two favorite
    openings were the CW contacts on 30m on Wednesday night and CW
    on 40m on Saturday morning. About 50% of the total contacts were
    via FT8, 30% CW and 20% SSB. SSB was very hard as, despite our
    best efforts, international SSB to anywhere other than the US
    on 20m and a very small number of Europeans on 40m just didn't
    appear. Had 20m played ball at night or on Long Path in the
    afternoons we would have made more contacts I am sure – but
    the MUF struggled to climb above 12 MHz on several nights and
    the night it did get there we were asleep – mea culpa!
    Anyway thanks again everyone who made contact. I look forward
    to bringing you all another "not so rare" IOTA from VK hopefully
    in the next 6-9 months or so. (as the chance for anything inter-
    national is pretty much sunk until 2022 I fear).
    Regards, Grant VK5GR
    Email: vk5gr.radio@gmail.com
    Website: https://vk5gr-iota.net/

    OC-148. Musa, YD9MBM, will be active from Timor Island during the RSGB
    IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry.
    QSL via LoTW.

    ADDED NOTE ABOUT THE RSGB CONTEST (July 25-26th): Per the RSGB Contest
    Committee, the IOTA Contest this year is exclusively for Single-Operators
    using their home stations, and only "Single Operator Fixed Island"
    stations and "Single Operator Fixed World" stations will be eligible
    to enter. Full details of the IOTA Contest, including the rules, can
    be obtained from the RSGB at:
    https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2020/riota.shtml

    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......

    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

    OY, FAROE ISLANDS. Carsten, OY1CT, will be active from the Faroe Islands
    (EU-018) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-
    Ball/CW-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via OY1CT.

    PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 31st-August 2nd).......
    Jul/27th AN Jul/30th AN Aug/01st AN
    Jul/28th AN Jul/31st AN Aug/02nd AN
    Jul/29th 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) (July 24th)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    4S7JL/MM via 4S7JL (d) EG1FAG via EA1JAY KH0/KC0W via KC0W (d)
    5R8UI via IZ8CCW & (L) EP2LMA via EA5GL (d) LZ77VP via LZ2VP
    5Z4/G3AB via M0URX (O/L) ES1NOA/5 via OH1NOA & (L) MX0SNB via G3SVK & (L)
    C91CCY via K3IRV F/DL1KVN/P via DL1KVN OE25YSC via OE3EMC
    CT7ABA via DK0MM & (L) F/ON6YP via ON6YP OE8XDX via OE8HAQ
    DD5M via DJ0ZY FS4WBS via IZ1MHY & (L) OH0Z via W0MM & (L)
    DL/PA2PME via PA2PME GB100GKU via G4HLN (B) OK/OE5EIN/P via OE5EIN
    DL/PA3FYG/P via PA3FYG HB2N via HB9GWJ & (L) OM/OK2UR via OK2UR (d/e)
    DL73TXL via DL7AHF (B/L/e) IP1DCI/IT9 via IK1QFM ON/DC8YZ/P via DC8YZ
    DQ11WCA via DF6EX IT9AGZ/IE9 via IT9AGZ & (L) OV1CDX via OZ1GML (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 (NB) No Bureau (n) no printed QSLs

    NEW QSL ROUTE. With the passing of Gabriele, IK3GES/SK, the new QSL
    route for the following stations now go to Antonello, IK2DUW: 5H1ES,
    6W/IV3FSG, 9Q0HQ, E44YL, TL8ES, TT8ES and XT2SE.

    TI9A QSL STATUS. Dima, RA9USU, reports/updates on the TI9A Web page,
    July 9th, of the following [edited]: Unfortunately, we receiving dis-
    turbing messages that some of our recipients did not receive the cards
    yet.
    Mail for US and Canada still stuck at VKO – there are no flights.
    EU getting the cards with one month delay.
    Parsel Post for members of our favorite sponsor – GDXF, three weeks
    ago went through the German Customs and stuck there with nothing
    happening to it.
    Russian Post stopped any shipping to South America. Few envelopes
    were returned with “no links to the country” written on them.
    Anyway we are still processing new requests and hope that you'll
    enjoy your TI9A card soon!

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3V8SS, 9A6A, HU1DL, SP9W, YD1AYO and ZP4KFX

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 6Y5WJ, E44CC, H44MS, J28PJ and VR2XAN

    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....

    S0, WESTERN SAHARA. John, K8YSE, reports that the Western Sahara special
    callsign S0S was on the QO-100 Geo Satellite July 20th. QSL via EA2JG,
    ClubLog's OQRS - NO LoTW - NO BUREAU.

    TO0, ST. BARTHELEMY (Update/Callsign & Op Change). Operators Marco/FS4WBS,
    Claude/FS5GL and Franck/FG4ST are planning to be active as TO0Z (not
    FJ/FS4WBS and FJ/FS5GL as first reported) from Saint Barthelemy (NA-146)
    between September 14-17th. Activity will be on 40/20/17 meters using CW,
    SSB and FT8, with an IC-7300 into a multi-band dipoles and a CrankIR
    vertical. QSL will only be via LoTW.

    V4, ST. KITTS (Update/Change). John, W5JON/V47JA, reports, "I am sorry
    to say American Airlines has canceled my August 22nd - September 5th,
    2020, flights to/from St Kitts. The dates have changed to October 13th
    - October 27, 2020, for my next trip to St Kitts. It appears the St. Kitts
    (SKB) airport will continue to remained closed, as there are currently
    no virus cases on St. Kitts, and I guess they want to be sure to keep
    it that way." So, hopefully John 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 the above dates. Activity usually will
    be on 160-6 meters (incl. 60m) using SSB and FT8, with emphasis on 6m
    and 160m - FT8. Equipment is a Yaesu FT1000MP, FT857D and an Elecraft
    KPA500 Amplifier. John states his antennas are a Mosley Mini32A 10/15/20m,
    33' Vertical 10-40m, 35' Top Loaded 80m Vertical, 160m Vertical and 6m
    5 element Yagi. ALL QSLs go to W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.

    W4, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Brad, N9EN, from Bluff City, TN,
    informs OPDX that he will activate the special event station W4A between
    December 18-20th. Activity is to honor of Major Edwin Howard Armstrong's
    birthday which is on December 18th. Brad states [edited], "The ARRL has
    issued me the callsign, W4A, for use through those dates. I have some
    special QSL cards that I had printed up (1,000 of them) and will mainly
    be operating on 20 meters and 40 meters. It will be a CW operation only.
    I will be using a Cushcraft XM240 (2-el. 40 meter monoband yagi) at 25m
    and a Hygain 204BA (4-el. 20 meter monoband yagi) at 27m above the ground.
    I will also be using my Ameritron AL-82 amplifier, which puts out roughly
    a kW of power. I also have antennas for 15 meters - a small 3-element 15
    meter monoband yagi, fixed on EU; a full-size 80 meter delta loop and an
    inverted Vee for 160 meters. I will try out these other bands, as con-
    ditions allow, but the majority of the QSOs will be on 20 & 40 meters.
    This will be my "small effort" to honor a man who was our country's most
    important inventors in radio, television, radar and cell phones. Among
    his inventions were: the regenerative and the super-regenerative circuit;
    the superheterodyne circuit; the invention of frequency modulation and
    stereo multiplexing, as well as a major improvement in radar at the end
    of World War II. I will have a page on QRZ.com for the event and also
    the Swedish national ham radio magazine, 'QTC', will have a write-up on
    my special event. Also, the ARRL will be listing the event in QST magazine."

    XR0, EASTER ISLAND (Canceled). Hans-Martin, DK2HM, who was expected to
    be active as XR0YHM from Easter Island (SA-001) between August 27th and
    September 7th, announced on July 21st that he has canceled his operation.
    He posted the following on his QRZ.com page [edited]: "Unfortunately, the
    XR0YHM activity from Easter Island Rapa Nui (IOTA SA-001) by Hans-Martin,
    DK2HM, planned for August/September 2020 is canceled. All flights have
    been canceled by the air company now and there is no chance at the moment
    to postpone the flight tickets or to get a safe new date for a future
    activity at the moment. As there is no possibility to change the tickets
    to a future date so far, Hans-Martin, DK2HM, is now trying to get a full
    refund of the ticket money. Having started with the preparations already
    in October 2019 nobody would have ever thought, how things could change
    like this. No matter the cancellation, a big THANK YOU goes out to the
    Radio Club de Chile for all the assistance regarding the license, Wolfgang,
    DK7CY, for his great technical support in preparation of this and past
    activities, Alex, 5B4ALX, for the design of the logo and EUDXF European
    DX Foundation for giving background support and highly appreciated know-
    ledge by all the members regarding dxpeditions all the time. Hopefully,
    there will come a new chance to put this radio activity from Easter
    Island Rapa Nui into practice. Stay safe. vy 73, Hans-Martin DK2HM"

    XV9, VIETNAM. Jesus, WP4JBG, is now active as XV9G (previously 3W9G) from
    Ho Chi Minh City. He now lives in Vietnam and operates from the 11th floor
    of an apartment that overlooks Tan Son Nhat International Airport. His
    equipment is a Yaesu FT-891 running barefoot with 100W with a modified
    MFJ-1622 apartment antenna. Jesus states [edited], "I will confirm all
    QSOs via QRZ.com and/or eQSL. I can not confirm paper QSL cards in Viet-
    nam due to postal service is not reliable and probably the card will not
    make it to my QTH. If you need a paper confirmation card, you can send it
    to my home country Puerto Rico (WP4JBG). It will take a few months for the
    confirmation due to I only go back every 4 months and return to Vietnam."

    YASME NEWS (Press Release, dated July 20th)........
    YASME FOUNDATION SUPPORTING GRANT TO THE GREENLANDIC AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
    STATION OX3NUK -- The Yasme Foundation has allocated funds for the purchase
    of equipment to upgrade the OX3NUK club station in Nuuk, Greenland. In
    addition to helping the club stay active on the air, the station can serve
    as a venue to promote amateur radio through outreach to local schools and
    the Scouts for their fall Jamboree.
    * * * * *
    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

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    The following stations are expected to be active in the
    RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th, 2020)
    For rules for the contest are available at:
    http://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2020/riota.shtml
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    Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
    consolidated listing of the participants in the 2020 RSGB IOTA 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/iota2020.html (By Callsign)
    http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotad2020.html (By DXCC Entity)
    http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotai2020.html (By IOTA)
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    Contest DXCC IOTA Island QSL Route-(B)Bureau/(C)ClubLog/
    Callsign Entity (e)eQSL/(L)LoTW/(d)direct
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    9A4KJ Croatia EU-136 Rab
    AI1TT USA NA-031 Aquidneck LoTW; QSL via (C)
    AA5JF/4 USA NA-058 Jekyl AA5JF
    BG4OP China AS-150 Lingshan BI4IIZ
    BI4IX China AS-150 Zhucha BH4LLP
    BV0WPX Taiwan AS-155 Liu-Chu Yu LoTW; QSL via BV2KI
    CR3W Madeira AF-014 Madeira DL5AXX
    CT9ABV Madeira AF-014 Madeira DL5AXX
    DG5LAC/p Germany EU-042 Hooge LoTW; QSL via DG5LAC (B/d/C)
    DL5KUD Germany EU-057 Ruegen (C)
    DV8VMI Philippines OC-130 Mindanao DV8VMI (B)
    DX8CAD Philippines OC-130 Mindanao DX8CAD (B)
    DX9EVM Philippines OC-130 Mindanao IK2DUW
    ES0IA Estonia EU-034 Kassaar ES0IA
    F6KBK/p France EU-064 Noirmutier F4GTB (B)
    GD/ON6QR Isle of Man EU-116 Isle of Man ON6QR
    IF9A Italy EU-054 Favignana IF9A
    IH9YMC African Italy AF-018 Pantelleria LoTW; eQSL OK
    IT9RZU Italy EU-025 Sicily LoTW
    J48L Greece EU-174 Amoliani SV2CLJ (d)
    K1VSJ USA NA-046 Martha's Vineyard K1VSJ
    K5KUA USA NA-143 Galveston K5KUA (B/d)
    KD7WPJ USA NA-144 Anacapa KD7WPJ
    MM1E Scotland EU-005 Mainland MM1E
    N2GC USA NA-026 Long N2GC
    OY1CT Faroe Islands EU-018 Faroe OY1CT
    OZ2PBS Denmark EU-029 Zealand OZ2PBS
    OZ9V/p Denmark EU-172 Aro
    SQ6NEJ Poland EU-132 Wolin SQ6NEJ
    SV5DKL Dodecanese EU-001 Rhodes SV5DKL
    VE7JH Canada NA-036 Vancouver VE7JH (B)
    YB9UA New Guinea OC-034 New Guinea LoTW
    YD1JQM Indonesia OC-021 Java
    YD9MBM Indonesia OC-148 Timor LoTW
    Last updated: Thursday, 23-Jul-2020 16:45:24 EDT

    (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

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