Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1485

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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1485

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Bulletin No. 1485
    BID: $OPDX.1485
    October 12, 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, K8YSE, W8GEX
    & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL3APO, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DXNews.com,
    DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News,
    PY3DF, RN3RQ, RW6HS, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO and YI1DZ/Z81D for
    the following DX information.

    *** SPECIAL NOTE BY EDITOR: Sorry for the multiple bulletins last week;
    it really wasn't my fault. It seems that the HOTMAIL SMTP server
    was not working and wasn't sending E-mails out. When I saw that the
    first E-mail didn't go out on Saturday, I sent it out again on
    Sunday morning. It still did not go out right away until later in
    the day. This was unfortunate, especially being away from home and
    doing this remotely. Another problem developed when I returned home
    and all of a sudden my E-mail downloads stop. I found that the
    HOTMAIL POP Mail server had changed their server address without
    warning. Everything is working properly now. Thanks for under-
    standing.... 73 de Tedd KB8NW

    DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
    week of Sunday, 4th/October, through Sunday, 11th/October there were 204
    countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
    4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5T, 5U, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G,
    9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE,
    CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, E7,
    EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP,
    FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL,
    HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2,
    KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON,
    OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV,
    SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR,
    V2, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE,
    XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, 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".

    3B8, MAURITIUS (Canceled/Postponed). Olof, G0CKV, who was expected to
    lead a team of operators to activate 3B8M from Mauritius (AF-049) in the
    next CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-? entry, has post-
    poned their activity due to the COVID-19 situation. They have the bookings
    and plans for the 2021 year.

    4L, GEORGIA. Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB
    Contests (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL
    via M0OXO or LoTW.

    4U75, ITALY (Special Event). Ivo, 9A3A, will be active with the special
    callsign 4U75B from United Nations Global Service Center [UNGSC] (4U1GSC),
    Brindisi, Italy, until December 31st, 2020. Activity is to celebrate the
    75th anniversary of the United Nations. QSL via 9A2AA, direct or by the
    Bureau.

    5X, UGANDA. DX-World.net reports that John, 5X1JT, is a new operator from
    Nansana, Uganda. He's on assignment there for 2 years and is still trying
    to get up and running properly. It's likely he will use wire antennas. QSL
    Manager is currently to be arranged.

    75th ORLANDO HAMCATION POSTPONED (Letter From The Chairman)[edited]! As
    the world's second largest hamfest, we pride ourselves on delivering a
    high-quality event to our attendees and would not want to put on a show
    that is anything less than what the ham radio community deserves. After
    much deliberation, the difficult decision to postpone the 75th HamCation
    was made. It is with heavy hearts that we must make this decision. We
    had wished to see all of you next year in person, but the situation we
    face globally has made this challenging. Instead, HamCation will be moved
    to February 11-13th, 2022. We are looking to host some unique Webinars,
    a QSO Party and possibly Prize Drawings for 2021. More information to
    come on our website soon.
    For those who have already purchased tickets and spaces, we will be in
    contact with you shortly and will reach out to you directly. You will
    have the option to use your ticket for HamCation 2022, receive a refund
    or donate the funds to the Orlando Amateur Radio Club.
    We thank all of you for your patience and understanding during these
    times and are excited to see you all again in 2022...
    73, Michael Cauley, W4MCA, General Chairman - Orlando HamCation
    --------------------------------------------
    For more details see: https://www.hamcation.com
    http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-national-convention-and-orlando-hamcation-postponed-to-february-2022
    Also, check the ARRL Letter for October 8th, 2020:
    http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter?issue=2020-10-08

    7Q, MALAWI. Don, K6ZO, is currently and once again active as 7Q6M (as time
    and power allows) from Embangweni Mission Hospital at the Loudon Station
    in Malawi as a Mission worker until mid-December. At the main station,
    activity will be on CW and SSB at various times, usually on 20, 40 and 80
    meters (possibly 160m). At his residence, he has a modest station and wire
    antennas for FT-8. He plans to be in both the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
    24-25th) and CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band
    entry. QSL 7Q6M via K6ZO.

    8G388, INDONESIA (Special Event). Members from the Indonesia radio clubs
    ORARI of YH1RD and YH1RF will be active with the special callsign 8G388T
    from Tangerang, Java, Indonesia, between October 13-15th. Activity is to
    celebrate the 388th anniversary of Kabupaten Tangerang. Operations will
    be on 40m SSB (7135 kHz), FT8 (7074 kHz) and on the VHF Bands FM. QSL
    via 8G388T, LoTW or eQSL.

    9G, GHANA. Thomas, DL2RMC, is now active as 9G5FI from Accra, Ghana,
    possibly through the next year. Activity will be on various HF bands using
    CW, FT8 and the QO-100 satellite. Operations on 160/80 meters may not be
    possible while using a vertical. QSL via DL1RTL, direct, by the Bureau,
    eQSL, ClubLog and soon LoTW. Look for possible details/updates at:
    http://www.dl2rmc.com

    A6050, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Special Event/Project for the next 50 years
    for the Emirates). Members of the Emirates Amateur Radio Society (EARS)
    will activate the special callsigns A6050Y (Alpha Six Zero Five Zero Yankee)
    from the EARS club station in Sharjah and A6050Y/1-9 between October
    10-31st. They state,
    "The design project for the next 50 years for the UAE, which aims to
    involve community members in drawing the future of the UAE and developing
    the axes and components of the Emirates Centennial Plan, the comprehensive
    development plan for the Emirates during the next 50 years, as part of
    the agenda for the year of preparation for the next fifty years, which
    was announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice
    President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, 'may God protect him' and
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu
    Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, at the beginning
    of 2020."
    Based on the current conditions and the difficulty of gathering amateurs,
    the call was distributed to amateurs with a serial number at the end of
    the call to participate in the effectiveness during the time period of
    October 10-31st, 2020. Look for the following stations to be active:
    A6050Y -- Op. EARS Station; QSL via EA7FTR
    A6050Y/1 -- Op. Obaid/A61M; QSL via A61BK
    A6050Y/2 -- Op. Abdullah/A61Q; QSL via EA7FTR
    A6050Y/3 -- Op. Fahed/A61FK; QSL via A61BK
    A6050Y/4 -- Op. Khalid/A61BK; QSL via A61BK
    A6050Y/5 -- Op. Ali/A61DD; QSL via A61BK
    A6050Y/6 -- Op. Obaid/A61QQ; QSL via A61BK
    A6050Y/7 -- Op. Ali/A61AY; QSL via direct
    A6050Y/8 -- Op. Ismail/A61DL; QSL via A61BK
    A6050Y/9 -- Op. Juan/A65GC; QSL via direct

    C6, BAHAMAS. Richard, KN4CV, will be active as KN4CV/C6A from Alice
    Town, Bimini Islands (NA-001), The Bahamas. Activity will be on various
    HF bands, using AV640 antenna. QSL via his home callsign.

    E51, NORTH COOK ISLANDS. Warwick, E51WI, on Penrhyn Atoll, posted the
    following on QRZ.com (October 7th)[edited]: I am operating as time per-
    mits, on 80/40/30/20/17/15m. I can get onto 10 and 6m and have made some
    contacts there. The Acom Amplifier has been repaired, I am indebted to a
    fellow Ham. Val at the Acom Company for his remote assistance. Good Old
    fashioned Tech Support. Thank you Val. Its amazing how Tube theory dis-
    appears over the years if you aren't working with them! The amplifier has
    given me 6m capability again, and I have had EME QSOs at my Moonrise with
    two of the "big guns" at degrade 4 level in late September. I have a fixed
    elevation antenna and can do MR and MS but only for 0 to 20 and 20 to 0
    elevations. The 2m OWL 9 Element has been constructed and during the day
    looks at ZL for WSPR beacon signals from ZL1RS. In early October I'll
    look at EME with low power (couple of hundred watts). Thanks Bob, ZL1RS,
    for cutting and packing the antenna parts in an airline friendly form and
    for supplying the PA parts. I'm working on the power supply presently.
    People who want to try EME at reasonable conditions for me, send an e-mail.
    I may be able to achieve some elevation with this antenna. QSL cards go
    out of here on every plane but as usual, the CI postal people don't send
    anything regularly inwards hence my offer remains to send you a card if
    you need and want to cover the cost. I've received derogatory comments
    about this but I see it's no different than you attempting to mail an
    SASE with a few greenstamps that can take 6 months or more to get here
    (if).. My offer is that you don't need to send your card, I'll just
    confirm the QSO on receipt of the paypal. I honour my word to send a
    card and you don't have your greenstamps ripped off by someone in the
    postal service. I use the paypal account (164mack@gmail.com) and 3 USDs
    covers it. People using PayPal: Please MAKE SURE that your callsign
    accompanies your requests . I just don't have time to be researching
    calls / searching logs by times by using parts of addresses within Non
    English written characters. Asian countries please note. So that's where
    I am at presently..... Warwick

    FG, GUADELOUPE. Philippe, F1DUZ, will once again be active as FG4KH from
    Guadeloupe (NA-102) between October 16th and November 5th. Activity will
    be on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters using SSB and FT8. He will also be in
    the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.
    QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL or LoTW.

    HS10, THAILAND (Royal Callsign). The NBTC and RAST presented an advanced
    class amateur radio license and the callsign HS10A to His Majesty the
    King Vajiralongkorn, along with donated amateur radio equipment (being
    an Icom IC-7300 HF transceiver and an IC-9700 VHF/UHF transceiver, with
    antennas and other equipment) at Dusit Palace on September 24th, 2020.
    Read about it at: https://qsl.net/rast

    IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
    week between October 5-10th (as per the DXCluster):

    IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
    ------ ---------- ------------- ------------
    AF-004 EA8AT CANARY 10m; FT8
    AF-004 EA8AV CANARY 10m; SSB
    AF-004 EA8CTF CANARY 10m; SSB
    AF-005 D44PM LEEWARD 10m; SSB
    AF-016 FR5CB REUNION 40m; FT8
    AF-018 IH9YMC Pantelleria 80/17/15m; CW
    AF-022 ZD7BG ST HELENA 17m; CW
    AF-022 ZD7FT ST HELENA 15m; SSB
    AF-022 ZD7MY ST HELENA 17m; FT8
    AF-024 S79KW INNER 20m; SSB
    AS-002 A91WPD BAHRAIN 15m; FT8
    AS-004 5B4XF CYPRUS 17m; SSB
    AS-007 JA1LZR HONSHU 160m;
    AS-007 JQ1YUF HONSHU 20m; CW
    AS-007 JH3NGD HONSHU 40/17m; SSB
    AS-013 8Q7PR MALDIVE 40m; FT8
    EU-002 OH0V ALAND 40/20m; SSB
    EU-003 CU2DX Sao Miguel 40/17m; CW
    EU-004 EC6DX BALEARIC 40m; SSB
    EU-005 MX0SNB GREAT BRITAIN 40m; CW
    EU-005 G0WYD GREAT BRITAIN 17m; SSB
    EU-009 GM8OFQ ORKNEY 80/20m; CW/SSB
    EU-014 TK4QL CORSICA 80m; SSB
    EU-021 TF2MSN ICELAND 20m; SSB
    EU-021 TF3DT ICELAND 20m; SSB
    EU-021 TF3W ICELAND 20m; SSB
    EU-021 TF3VS ICELAND 30m; FT8
    EU-023 9H1TT MALTA 20m; SSB
    EU-026 JW4O SPITSBERGEN 20m; CW
    EU-026 JW7QIA SPITSBERGEN 160m; CW
    EU-026 JW9DL SPITSBERGEN 20m; FT4
    EU-034 ES0IA HIIUMAA/SAAREMAA/LAANEMAA COUNTY 20m; SSB
    EU-049 SV8/HB9FIH NORTH AEGEAN 40m; CW
    EU-054 IF9WA Favignana 30m; FT8
    EU-057 DJ6OI/P Rügen 60/30m; FT8
    EU-097 OG2X TELA-SUOMI (UUSIMAA) PROVINCE 20m; SSB
    EU-115 EI6FR/P IRELAND 30/20m; CW
    EU-115 EI7HZB IRELAND 40m; SSB
    EU-175 CU3AC CENTRAL 17m; SSB
    EU-175 CU3HN CENTRAL 20m; SSB
    NA-018 OX/OZ1LXJ GREENLAND 160m;
    NA-026 KA2D NEW YORK STATE 10m; FT8
    NA-027 VO1CH NEWFOUNDLAND 30m; FT8
    NA-027 VO1FOG NEWFOUNDLAND 12m; SSB
    NA-099 KP4PR Puerto Rico 20m; SSB
    NA-102 FG8OJ GUADELOUPE 15m; FT8
    NA-106 NP2J VIRGIN 40m; CW
    NA-106 KP2B VIRGIN 40m; FT8
    OC-001 VK1HX Australia 30m; FT8
    OC-001 VK2GR Australia 40m; CW
    OC-001 VK2UXO Australia 40m; SSB
    OC-001 VK3TZ Australia 30m; CW
    OC-016 3D2AG VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 30m; FT8
    OC-016 3D2TS VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 12m; FT8
    OC-021 YB1JQC JAVA 12m; FT8
    OC-026 KH2L GUAM 30m; FT8
    OC-028 V73NS RALIK CHAIN 20m; CW
    OC-032 FK8CE NEW CALEDONIA 80m; FT8
    OC-032 FK8IK NEW CALEDONIA 20m; CW
    SA-002 VP8ON FALKLAND 30m; FT8
    SA-006 PJ4DX BONAIRE 20m; SSB
    SA-006 PJ4KY BONAIRE 20m; SSB
    SA-006 PJ4TEN BONAIRE 20m; SSB
    SA-011 9Z4AH TRINIDAD 40m; SSB
    SA-011 9Z4Y TRINIDAD 20m; SSB
    SA-018 CE7VPQ Chiloe 20/10m; SSB
    SA-099 PJ2C CURACAO 20m; SSB

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

    AN-015. Member and operators of the Japanese Antarctic Research Ex-
    pedition team (JARE) continue to be active as 8J1RL from Showa
    Research Station, Queen Maud Land, until January 2021. Operators
    mentioned are Take/JA1AGS and Hiro/JH7JCX. Activity will be on
    various HF bands using CW and the Digital modes. Most of the
    activity has been on 40/30/17 meters using mainly FT8 with
    some CW. QSL via JG2MLI or by the JARL Bureau.

    EU-038. Volker, DL1WH, who was expected to be active as PA/DL1WH/p
    from the Island of Ameland between October 10-24th, has
    canceled his operation. Reason not given.

    EU-038. (Reminder) Ben, DO1BEN, will once again be active as PD/DO1BEN
    from Texel Island between October 12-22nd. Activity will be on
    40/20 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home
    callsign, Bureau is preferred.

    EU-113. Markus, DJ4EL, will be active as SV8/DJ4EL from three different
    islands in the IOTA group EU-113 between October 13-22nd. Islands
    mentioned are Kythira, Makrokythira and the rare Antikythera.
    Activity will probably be on 40-10 meters using SSB with quads
    and vertical antennas. QSL via LoTW or his home callsign.

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

    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......

    J8, ST. VINCENT. By the time you read this, Mac, 8P5AB, will be active
    as J88/8P5AB until December 3rd. Activity will be on various HF bands
    using FT8 and VHF bands on the Digital modes. QSL via 8P5AB, direct or
    eQSL.

    LU1, ANTARCTICA. The LU1ZG Argentina Base Belgrano II (AN-011) in the
    Antarctica is now active during October. Length of activity is not yet
    known. Activity will be mainly on the Digital modes. LU1ZG was heard this
    past week on 15 meters FT8. QSL via LU4DXU, LoTW or by the Bureau via
    LU4AA.

    LX, LUXEMBOURG (Reminder). Operators Gerard/PA0PIW, Gert/PA2LO, Maarten/
    PA3EYC, Tymen/PA3GRM, Bert/PD0GP and Hans/PE1KWH will be active as LX/home-
    call from Wilwerdange, Luxembourg, between October 15-18th. Activity will
    be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, FT8, FT4 and RTTY. QSL via PA3EYC,
    ClubLog or LoTW. PLEASE NOTE: PD0GP will be using the LX6/ prefix for
    the Luxembourg novice class. If they have permission, they will try to
    operate from a Conzefenn site (LXFF-0039) for the "World Flora and Fauna"
    program, and sign as LX/homecall/p.

    NP4, PUERTO RICO. Felipe, NP4Z, will be active as NP4Z from the San Juan,
    Puerto Rico, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-
    Op/All-Band entry. QSL via N4AO.

    OE65, AUSTRIA (Special Event). Jo, OE6VIE, will be active as OE65VIE from
    Styria until December 31st. Activity is to celebrate 65th anniversary of
    the Austrian State Treaty. QSL via DE1QSL, direct, the DARC Bureau or LoTW.

    OE65, AUSTRIA (Special Event). Hannes, OE1SGU, will be active as OE65SGU
    from Vienna until December 31st. Activity is to celebrate 65th anniversary
    of the Austrian State Treaty. QSL via LoTW or eQSL only - no paper cards
    please! ADDED NOTE: Hannes is also active as OE1990SGU until October 31st,
    to celebrate his 30th anniversary being an amateur radio operator. QSL
    via OE1SGU, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL. Read QRZ.com for more
    details.

    OZ100, DENMARK (Special Event). Experimental Danish Radio Amateurs Associ-
    ation (EDR) will activate the special callsign OZ100MILL between October
    15th and December 23rd. Activity is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of
    the unification of Southern Jutland with Denmark in 1920. Operations will
    be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL via OZ1ACB OQRS.
    QSL cards can be requested via ClubLog's OQRS to be sent via the Bureau or
    direct. All logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. Please send no QSL
    cards to them via the Bureau. A special OZ100MILL award is available.
    There are three categories of awards: Gold, Silver and Bronze. See QRZ.com
    for more details.

    PA5150, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event/Tribute to Eddie van Halen). With
    the passing of Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, legendary guitarist of the
    band Van Halen, October 6th 2020, a special tribute event station will
    be on air as PA5150EVH between October 28th and at least until January
    31st 2021, a few days after Eddie's birthday. The operator is Frank,
    PF1SCT, from Tilburg, The Netherlands. The numbers 5150 refer to differ-
    ent moments in the Van Halen history, including Eddie's recording studio,
    guitars and the first album with lead singer Sammy Hager. QSL via PF1SCT
    by the Bureau. Frank states that there will be a limited amount of special
    QSL cards; only via the Bureau. For more details and a video, see QRZ.com.

    PJ4, BONAIRE. Martin, PA4MM, reports on QRZ.com that he is planning to
    move to Kralendijk, Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279), sometime next year
    in 2021, and be active as PJ4MM. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

    PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 12-18th ).......
    Oct/12th AN Oct/15th HN Oct/17th AN
    Oct/13th AN Oct/16th AN Oct/18th AN
    Oct/14th 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) (October 11th)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    5Z4VJ via M0URX (O/L) IQ8YT via 9A5URI(B)&IU8CFS(d) R500LWTK via R2PT & (L)
    9A/NX4TT via NX4TT (d/L) LC8P via LA8PDA & (L) R925RZ via RK3SWB
    C31CA via EA1PO (d/L) LN8W via LA6YEA (O) SI9YL via SM3LIV
    D44PM via IZ4DPV & (L) N7ET/DU7 via N7ET & (L) SN100JPII via SP3TYJ
    DA0SD via DJ5RE OH0Z via W0MM & (L) SN40RY via SP1EG
    DK8K via DL4VAI OL3Z via OK1HMP SO40RY via SP1KRF
    DL0D via DL7AHF OV5O via OZ9XU & (L) SP40RY via SP1PBW
    DL20LAGA via DM4EAX OX/OZ1LXJ via OZ1LXJ (d) SQ40RY via SP1PMY
    EJ5GM via M0OXO (O/L) PA6SHB via PA7FRN TA4/R5AF/P via R5AF
    HF40RY via SP1O PA6TIEN via PA3CBH TM72WOW via F1IEH
    I8/DJ8QP via DJ8QP PA75UN via PA1UN V31MA via M0OXO (O/L)
    IQ3ZL via 9A5URI(B)&IU3CIE(d) R125SE via RK3SWB ZL1N via ZL1N (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/9G5FI
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/JD1BLY (Updated)

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 8P6PE, 9A0HQ, CO2CW, CO2YQ, CU2AP, DK9WI, EA6SX,
    EA8TH, EI6FR, HP2NG, IS0FWY, LY2BVB, OJ0JR, OZ1JHM, PY2VZ, RA3CQ, RU2K,
    TI2CC, TO80SP, TZ4AM, V31MA, VA3VF, VK3JL and YO3BOQ

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: HU1DL

    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....

    SU, EGYPT (Update/Correction/Special Event). Members of the Egyptian Radio
    Amateurs Society For Development (ERASD) will be active as SU8J (not EU8J;
    this was a typo) from Wadi Degla Protectorate, Egypt, between October
    16-18th. Operators mentioned are Ahmad/SU1AS, SU1FA, Said/SU1SK, Salah/
    SU1SN, Tarek/SU2TA and possibly others. Activity is to support all ages
    to learn about Radio Amateur and communications technology, and how to-
    gether we can solve the most pressing challenges facing our planet.
    Operations will be on 160-10 meters using SSB, FT4 and FT8 (F/H). QSL via
    SU1SK, ClubLog's OQRS, eQSL or LoTW. Visit the ERASD FaceBook page at:
    https://www.facebook.com/erasdnet

    T8, PALAU (Reminder). Ichiro, JH7IPR, who was expected to be active as T88UW
    from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009), between
    October 7-15th, has canceled his operation due to Covid-19 restrictions.

    T8, PALAU. Gary, KE1AT, is now active as T88SS from Koror Island (OC-009).
    His length of stay is unknown. Activity will be on various HF bands. He
    was heard this past week on 80/30/17/15 meters FT8. QSL via his QSL
    Manager EA5GL.

    TC35, TURKEY (Special Event). Look for special event station TC35FSF from
    Istanbul (KN41ma) between November 9-11th. Activity is to celebrate the
    35th anniversary of the "Free Software Foundation". Operations will be on:
    SSB - 21235 and 14255 kHz Olivia 8/250 - 21072,90 and 14072,60 kHz
    PSK31 - 21080 and 14070 kHz

    QSL via direct (QRZ.com address), by the Bureau or LoTW. The Free
    Software Foundation (FSF) is nonprofit with a worldwide mission to promote
    computer user freedom. For more details, see QRZ.com.

    TM8, FRANCE (Special Event). Look for special event station TM8AA between
    January 2021 and June 2021. Activity is to celebrate the 100th anniversary
    of the first French callsign "8AA" in 1921. Operations will be on all modes
    and all bands between 80-6 meters. QSL via F5SLD.

    V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS. Since July 2019, Randy, KX4QD, has been living on
    Kwajalein Island, (OC-028), Marshall Islands, and is active sometimes as
    V7/KX4QD or V73AX. He states his operating habits are usually on 40/20
    meters FT8, using a dipole and a 100 watt limit. Randy mentions that he
    doesn't do too well from there on SSB. He works FT8 usually on Thursday
    evenings (starting around 0600z). QSL via KX4QD.

    W0, UNITED STATES (Special Event). For the 16th consecutive year, members
    of the Stillwater Amateur Radio Assn (SARA) radio club will be conducting
    a special event to remember the Edmund Fitzgerald. The Edmund Fitzgerald
    sank in Lake Superior during a severe storm on November 10th, 1975, with
    the loss of all 29 who were on board. Callsigns to be used W0JH and W0F
    on the following November 6th, 7th and 8th, 2020. They plan to use the
    W0JH callsign on SSB only, but to add a bit of spice to the event this
    year, they have also acquired a special 1x1 callsign, W0F, that they plan
    to use only on CW and other Digital modes. Work either call, send con-
    firmation request to the E-mail address (EdFitzgerald2020@radioham.org),
    and confirmed contacts will receive the same certificate. When sending
    to this address, you will receive an auto-reply to let you know your
    request was received, but does not imply that your contact is confirmed.
    QSL confirmation request only to: EdFitzgerald2020@radioham.org
    For more details, see QRZ.com under W0JH.

    Z6, KOSOVO (Reminder/Update). A German team will be active as Z66DX from
    the capital city of Prystina in Kosovo between October 14-28th. Their
    plane will leave on Monday, October 12th, from Leipzig/Halle airport via
    Vienna to Pristina. Wolf, DM2AUJ, states, "The flights are confirmed OK,
    the material is stowed away and ready for transport. Werner, DJ9KH, will
    join us a day later. If everything goes according to plan, we will be QRV
    from October 14th. Hopefully, we don't have to struggle with too much local
    QRM; we will watch the bands closely so as not to miss an opening on the
    low bands and high bands. We are grateful for information about our signals
    via email. Please do not inquire about the log during the duration of the
    expedition! Also pay attention to the instructions of the operator! We
    look forward to every QSO, good luck! 73."
    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 160/80m
    Verticals, others Loops Verticals with Spider poles. Suggested frequencies
    are (updated):
    CW - 1823*, 3520, 7026, 10105, 14026, 18086, 21026, 24906 and 28026 kHz
    SSB - 1845, 3785, 7095/7120, 14210, 18120, 21275, 24955 and 28465 kHz
    RTTY - 3585, 7044, 10145, 14095, 18105, 21082, 24920 and 28080 kHz
    FT8 - 1836**, 3569, 7056, 10131, 14091, 18095, 21091, 24911 and 28091 kHz
    *We will listen down for JA and up for others
    ** When working FT8 at JA Greyline, we listen on 1908
    These are the planned operating frequencies. Depending of local situation,
    they may change the frequency. Please listen! They will work always split.
    !Please avoid dupes!
    QSL via ClubLog's OQRS (direct or Bureau; recommended) or via DL2AWG,
    by the Bureau or direct (SAE and cash only - 3 USDs or EURs). LoTW will
    be activated 6 months after DXpedition. No eQSL! QSL requests with in-
    sufficient return postage will be answered via the Bureau. For more
    details and updates, see: http://www.z66dx.de/?Welcome

    Z8, SOUTH SUDAN (Update). Diya, YI1DZ, continues to be active as Z81D
    from Juba. He is there working (under the UN-WFP) until October 16th,
    and then he will take a two month break. He hopes to return back to Juba
    probably in January 2021. Activity will be during his free time there.
    He informs OPDX that he works SSB and the Digital modes, but recently
    has concentrated on FT8 on 15 meters. No CW. Diya states that he has
    antennas for all HF bands, except 160m. QSL via OM3JW. All QSOs will be
    uploaded to QRZ.com, ClubLog, eQSL and LoTW. Diya informs OPDX that
    Massimo, IZ0EGB, is still there working and active as Z81B, but may leave
    in December. Most of his activity has been on 40/20 meters SSB. QSL via
    IZ0EGA, ClubLog, eQSL and LoTW.

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