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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1498

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Bulletin No. 1498
    BID: $OPDX.1498
    January 11, 2021
    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, ARRL Web Page, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX,
    WB6RSE, WW6RG, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News
    Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, F8DVD, I1JQJ/
    IK1ADH & 425 DX News, Sixitalia Weekly, SP1EG and VA3RJ & ICPO for the
    following DX information.

    DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
    week of Sunday, 3rd/January, through Sunday, 10th/January there were 211
    countries active. Countries available: 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
    4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J,
    9K, 9M2, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM,
    CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8,
    EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FP, FR, FS,
    FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP,
    HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, 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, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9,
    T2, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN,
    UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU,
    XE, XU, XW, XX9, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA,
    ZB, ZC4, 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".

    2021 QSO TODAY VIRTUAL HAM EXPO RETURNING. The QSO Today Virtual Ham
    Expo will be returning between March 13-14th, for a full 48 hours. The
    upcoming QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo will feature new speakers and pre-
    senters, panel discussions, and kit-building workshops among other activ-
    ities. For more details and how to register, see the ARRL Web page at:
    http://www.arrl.org/news/qso-today-virtual-ham-expo-returning-in-march

    3A, MONACO. Operators Mireille/F4FRL and Patrice/F5RBB will be active as
    3A/homecall from Monaco between February 24th and March 2nd. Activity
    will be on 40-20 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via eQSL
    or LoTW.

    3D2/R, ROTUMA (Extended). Tony, 3D2AG, continues to be active as 3D2AG/p
    from Rotuma Island (OC-060) possibly January 12th or 13th (not January 8th
    as reported last week) and will be leaving the island on the 15th. Most
    of his activity has been on 160/80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters FT8,
    with some CW. QSL via 3D2AG using PayPal, ClubLog's OQRS or direct. He
    uses paper logs for CW, and ClubLog for FT8. NO LoTW.

    3Y0I BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). The following was posted on
    the Rebel DX Group FaceBook page, January 4th [edited]: Some members of
    the Rebel DX Group have arrived in Cape Town, South Africa. After several
    Covid protocols we are in the good hands of our ZS friends and local
    supporters.
    Just to remind you, the whole of our expedition equipment from the
    first Bouvet "attack" was secured at the QTH of Andre ZS1AN. What a
    great guy he is!! We will check again all our expedition gear during
    the coming days.
    We had a very busy day yesterday with Shawn, ZS1SBW, working on im-
    portant paperwork for upcoming projects. More info on that soon.
    The Bouvet (3Y0I) trip is on track. Still some budget is missing but
    we are hoping to get some of the missing $$$. Our last attempt cost us
    over $250K private money (donations were just 7%) and sadly that went
    to the "vessel chimney" (for fuel). Let's hope, this time we will be
    more lucky.
    Here is a link if you are willing to help:
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/3yi-bouvet-island-expedition
    For your information, we will not apply for financial support to any
    DX Foundation or big Clubs as their conditions are not acceptable to us
    for a trip to one of the most wanted DXCC entities; and one of hardest
    places to go on our planet.
    -----------------------------------------------------
    For more "possible" 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

    6 METER NEWS. DX-WORLD.net reports: Russian Government Radio Frequency
    Commission meeting took place on December 30th. They didn't approve 6m
    band allocation for hams and this issue was postponed without dates.
    Don't expect any activities on the 6m band in 2021 (with the exception
    of Crimea on whose territory a temporary permit is valid).

    AT2, INDIA (Special Event). To celebrate 100 years of amateur radio in
    India, look for special event callsign AT2YAR to be on the air through
    March 1st. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. QSL via VU3ZHA.
    More expected special event callsigns are expected.

    AAW 2021. The 18th Antarctic Activity Week will take place next month
    between February 20-28th. All Radio Amateurs (OMs & SWLs) around the
    world, Clubs and Organizations as well as other important groups and
    individual operators WW, to join and share with them, this initiative.
    Apply your special AAW's callsign, get a WAP reference and jump into the
    competition. Some operators have already signed-up to participate. See
    the following Web page at:
    http://www.waponline.it/antarctic-activity-week/aaw-2021
    The WAP's intention is to draw WW attention to the Antarctic Continent,
    and the AAW is a unique event World-Wide (WW) where Hams (in any corners
    of the world, and not necessarily in Antarctica) wish to celebrate and
    improve World-Wide interest around the Icy Continent.
    Purpose of the A.A.W. is to increase world wide interest around Antarctic
    Continent and its related matters, with the aim of staying close to the
    researchers and personnel who are spending their time away from home and
    families, studying the Antarctic life and its secrets. Addition purpose
    is to share what Nations and Organizations are doing to protect this
    still non contaminated corner of the world, to share a WW message of peace.

    DR50, GERMANY (Special Event). Members of the German CW club Arbeits-
    gemeinschaft Telegraphie (AGCW) will activate the special event callsign
    DR50AGCW (Special DOK AGCW50) until December 31st, 2021. Activity is to
    celebrate the founding and its 50th anniversary. QSL via Bureau.

    GB1-2/GB4-6/GB8-0, ENGLAND (Special Event). Members of the Denby Dale
    Amateur Radio Society are currently active with the following special
    callsigns until January 24th to celebrate the 2021 New Year. Look for
    the following:
    GB0HNY -- Operator Brian/G0BFJ; WAB SE11 IO93CP
    GB1HNY -- Operator Darran/G0BWB; WAB SE11 IO93CO
    GB2HNY -- Operator Richard/M0RBG; WAB SE11 IO93CP
    GB4HNY -- Operator Nick/G4IWO; WAB SE20 IO94EM
    GB5HNY -- Operator Barry/G4TML; WAB SE11 IO93CP
    GB6HNY -- Operator Roland/G0OUC; WAB SE31 IO93FO
    GB8HNY -- Operator David/M0RIU; WAB SE12 IO93CQ
    GB9HNY -- Operator Jerry/M5JB; WAB SE10 IO93CN
    Activity will be on various HF/VHF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital
    modes. NO QSL cards are available, but some may use eQSL.

    IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
    week between January 4-9th (as per the DXCluster):

    IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
    ------ ---------- ------------- ------------
    AF-004 EA8ED CANARY 20/15m; SSB
    AF-004 EA8TL CANARY 20m; FT8
    AF-013 5R8AL MADAGASCAR 20m; PSK
    AF-016 FR4OP REUNION 20m; FT8
    AF-016 FR4QT REUNION 20m; SSB
    AF-018 IH9YMC Pantelleria 20m; CW
    AF-022 ZD7FT ST HELENA 20m; SSB
    AF-022 ZD7JC ST HELENA 15m; FT8
    AF-032 5H1FF ZANZIBAR 15m; FT8
    AF-049 3B8FA MAURITIUS 30m; FT8
    AF-086 D41CV WINDWARD 20m; SSB
    AN-016 RI01ANT ANTARCTICA 40m; FT8
    AS-004 5B4AIF CYPRUS 17m; FT8
    AS-004 5B4AJG CYPRUS 60m;
    AS-004 5B4ALJ CYPRUS 15m; FT8
    AS-007 JA1PLT HONSHU 40m; FT8
    AS-007 JH4UYB HONSHU 20m; SSB
    AS-007 JH7MQD HONSHU 40m; SSB
    AS-007 JI1CRM HONSHU 20m; FT8
    AS-017 JO2ASQ/6 Okinawa 30/20/17/15m; CW
    AS-026 HL4SF CHEJU-DO PROVINCE 20m; SSB
    AS-031 JD1BMH Chichijima 80/40/30/20/17m; CW/FT8
    AS-076 JA5DQH SHIKOKU 160m;
    AS-078 JA8COE HOKKAIDO 20m; SSB
    AS-078 JF8QNF HOKKAIDO 40m; FT8
    AS-201 TA0TA SEA OF MARMARA 20m; SSB
    EU-004 EA6NB BALEARIC 160m;
    EU-005 GX3WSC GREAT BRITAIN 20m; FT8
    EU-005 M0BPQ GREAT BRITAIN 20m; FT8
    EU-005 M3JDF GREAT BRITAIN 17m; SSB
    EU-009 GM8OFQ DALMATIA SOUTH 40m; SSB
    EU-015 SV9ANK Crete 17m; SSB
    EU-015 SV9BMG Crete 60m;
    EU-015 SV9RGI Crete 17m; FT8
    EU-016 9A4W DALMATIA SOUTH 20m; SSB
    EU-018 OY1DZ FAROE 60/30m; FT8
    EU-022 JX8US Jan Mayen 40m; CW
    EU-023 9H5SN MALTA 30m; FT8
    EU-024 IO0MMI SARDINIA 40m; SSB
    EU-024 IS0ZOD SARDINIA 12m; FT8
    EU-025 IO9MMI Sicily 40m; CW
    EU-025 IT9BGE Sicily 40m;
    EU-025 IT9CAR Sicily 40m; SSB
    EU-025 IT9CGR Sicily 20m; SSB
    EU-025 IT9HRL Sicily 40m;
    EU-025 IT9ILN Sicily 40m; SSB
    EU-029 OV1CDX SJAELLAND 80m; CW
    EU-067 SV8OVP NAXOS 40m; CW
    EU-075 SX8A PELOPONNISOS (ARGOLIS)/ATTIKI REGIO 80/20m; SSB/FT8
    EU-082 RA1ZZ/P Kildin 40/20m; CW
    EU-096 OH1NJN LANSI-SUOMI (TURKU) PROVINCE 20m; FT4
    EU-096 OH1SIC LANSI-SUOMI (TURKU) PROVINCE 20m; SSB
    EU-115 EI6JK IRELAND 17m; SSB
    EU-115 EI8GVB IRELAND 60m;
    EU-115 EI9HX IRELAND 20m; SSB
    EU-116 GD3ZZN ISLE OF MAN 40m; SSB
    EU-116 GD4SVD ISLE OF MAN 60m;
    EU-116 MD0CCE ISLE OF MAN 30m; FT8
    EU-131 IK3PQH/P VENETO REGION 40/20m; SSB
    EU-139 SM2S NORRBOTTEN COUNTY 17m; SSB
    EU-175 CU3BL CENTRAL 40m; SSB
    EU-175 CU6NS CENTRAL 15m; FT8
    NA-005 VP9GE BERMUDA 30m; FT8
    NA-015 CO7MTL CUBA 40m; FT8
    NA-015 CO8LY CUBA 40m; FT8
    NA-016 ZF2PG CAYMAN 40m; SSB
    NA-021 8P6ET BARBADOS 15m; FT8
    NA-026 K2HF NEW YORK STATE 80m; CW
    NA-027 VO1CH NEWFOUNDLAND 20m; SSB
    NA-031 K1QAR RHODE ISLAND STATE 80m; CW
    NA-036 VE7JH BRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCE 30m; FT8
    NA-065 W7GBB WASHINGTON STATE NORTH 20m; FT8
    NA-091 VA7QI Quadra 30m; FT8
    NA-096 HI8AT HISPANIOLA 20m; SSB
    NA-099 NP4TX PUERTO RICO 40m; FT8
    NA-099 WP3UX PUERTO RICO 60m;
    NA-108 J69DS St. Lucia 80/40/20/15m; FT8
    NA-168 WF5O LOUISIANA STATE SOUTH EAST 20m; FT8
    NA-217 N5GF NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE 20m; SSB
    OC-001 VK2BJ Australia 80m; CW
    OC-001 VK2QV Australia 20m; SSB
    OC-016 3D2TS VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 80m; FT8
    OC-021 YB1TJ JAVA 60m;
    OC-021 YB2MM JAVA 20m; SSB
    OC-021 YB0MWM JAVA 20m; SSB
    OC-021 YC2GBS JAVA 15m; SSB
    OC-026 KH2L GUAM 80m; FT8
    OC-032 FK4RD NEW CALEDONIA 20m; SSB
    OC-032 FK4QX NEW CALEDONIA 20m; SSB
    OC-034 P29LL NEW GUINEA 30m; CW
    OC-035 YJ8RN NEW HEBRIDES 20m; FT8
    OC-036 ZL2AGY North 30m; CW
    OC-036 ZL2AIM North 40m; CW
    OC-036 ZL2MY North 40m; CW
    OC-036 ZL3ET North 20m; SSB
    OC-038 ZL7DX CHATHAM 15m; FT8
    OC-042 4I1EBD LUZON 20m; SSB
    OC-042 DU3LA LUZON 80m; CW
    OC-060 3D2AG/P Rotuma 20m; CW/FT8
    OC-143 YB4FIK Sumatra 20m; SSB
    OC-143 YB5QZ Sumatra 30m; FT8
    OC-147 YG9WKB WEST PAPUA’S COASTAL ISLANDS NORTH 40m; FT8
    OC-166 YD7RV Laut 40m; FT8
    SA-002 VP8ON FALKLAND 30m; FT8
    SA-011 9Z4Y TRINIDAD 40m; CW

    ** Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode
    on their QSNs on their PacketCluster reports. The format we
    suggest is "IOTA#/Mode/Island or Group" (ex. OC-146/FT8/Celebes).

    AS-152. (Update) Members of the Arctic Legends Team (RT9K), plan to
    be active as RI0Q from Bolshoj Begichev Island sometime in
    March. To achieve their goal to operate from Bolshoj Begichev
    Island, the team will have to travel 3624 km (by snowmobiles
    1812 km*2). The latest info indicates: "A snowmobile expedition
    to Bolshoy Begichev Island will start on March 4, 2021, from
    the village of Tazovsky. This is the fifth expedition from the
    cycle "Legends of the Arctic". For more details, see OPDX.1480/
    1482/1494 or: https://www.qrz.com/DB/RI0Q
    https://legendsarctic.com/ekspediciya_ri0b_ostrova_v_karskom_more_2_2

    AS-153. Members of West Bengal Radio Club (VU2WB) will be active as
    AT2GSI from Sagar Island (also known as Gangasagar or Sagardwip),
    an island in the Ganges Delta, lying on the continental shelf
    of Bay of Bengal about 100 km South of Kolkata, West Bengal,
    India, between January 9-16th. QSL via eQSL.

    EU-009. Dave, MM0EAX, will be the next operator to use the GMDX Group's
    (Scotland's DX Association) special callsign GS8VL from Orkney
    Island during January. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS (direct/Bureau or
    LoTW. DO NOT SEND ANY PAPER QSL CARDS via the BUREAU; they
    will not be answered.

    EU-082. Vasily, RA1ZZ, will be finishing up his RA1ZZ/p from Kildin
    Island (WW Loc. KP79dh, RR-03-03, RDA MU-17), European Russia.
    He is expected to go QRT on January 11th. Activity will be on
    40/20 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign or
    ClubLog's OQRS.

    NA-151. Bo, OZ1DJJ, will once again be active as OX3LX from Tasiilaq
    Island Islands (WW Loc. HP15EO), Greenland, between January
    13-30th. Dates can be changed; watch QRZ.com. Activity will
    be on 40-4 meters with a focus 50 and 70 MHz. When not active,
    he will run a WSPR beacon on 40-6 meters. He states this is
    NOT a DXpedition, and the best chance to work him will be around
    lunchtime and after dinner (his local time UTC-2), also during
    the weekend, possibly at night/morning. QSL via OZ0J direct
    (see QRZ.com). Logs get uploaded to LoTW, ClubLog and some-
    times eQSL. For more details and updates, watch QRZ.com or
    his Web page at: http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped

    OC-139. (Update) Grant, VK5GR, posted the following on his Web page
    on January 7th [edited]: "Final antenna packing lists are
    being drawn up today, and at this stage, I hope to also include
    an inverted L for 160m. Having tried to operate 160m at home
    recently I decided I was silly not to give it a go in a much
    more RF quiet location with a better antenna, a better ground
    plane. I will try and pay attention in particular to my morning
    grey-line into Europe, but will also do some activity during
    the NA morning grey-line as well.
    Only 4 days to go before we depart Adelaide and head down
    to IOTA OC-139. See you on the air!"
    JUST REMINDER: Grant has stated, "This time it will be more
    holiday (with the family) and less radio..... Activity will be
    a combination of CW, SSB and FT8, possibly with some RTTY and
    PSK thrown in for fun. I also hope to put VK5KI on air during
    the WIA Summer VHF/UHF field day on 6m/2m/70cm (and maybe 23cm).
    Visit VK5GR Web page at: https://vk5gr-iota.net

    OC-210. Reportedly, Indra, YB8QT, has moved from Celebes Island [Su-
    lawesi](OC-146) in early November to Sangihe Islands (OC-210)
    and is expected to be there until possibly 2025. He is there
    for a government job. QSL via IK2DUW or LoTW.

    2021 IOTA TOUR. Bodo, DF8DX, announced that he will be active from
    the following location during 2021. His next activities are:
    NA-026 -- Callsign KT3Q/2; New York State IOTA Group;
    sometime in March
    EU-024 -- Callsign IS0/DF8DX; Sardina Island; April 17-24th
    EU-004 -- Callsign EA6/DF8DX; Balearic Island; October 7-13th

    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......

    JIDXM AWARDS ANNOUNCED. The ARRL Web page posted the following on January
    6th: The Japan International DX Meeting (JIDXM) committee, in cooperation
    with CQ magazine, has announced awards to DXpedition teams and individuals
    who made outstanding contributions to the world’s DX community. The 2020
    JIDXM award program will recognize the VP8PJ South Orkney DXpedition Team
    (February 2020), the VP2VB Yasme Memorial Expedition Team (March 2020),
    and the TO0Z St. Barthelemy Expedition Team (September 2020) as DXpeditions
    of the year.
    "Despite the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, these teams
    overcame all the difficulties and organized DXpeditions successfully
    with fine teamwork."
    The JIDXM Contribution Award 2020 went to Joe Taylor, K1JT, for his
    development of WSJT-X software "with cutting-edge digital technology,"
    and to ARRL Director of Operations Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, "for demonstrating
    brilliant leadership in managing the DXCC Award program" during the
    pandemic.

    JW, SVALBARD. Erling, LB2PG, will once again be active as JW/LB2PG from
    Bear Island (EU-027) between now and June 1st. Activity will be on 80-20
    meters using SSB with a FT-990 and 1KW amp into multi-band dipole antenna.
    QSL via LB2PG by the Bureau.

    LZ1340, BULGARIA (Special Event). Look for special event station LZ1340B
    to be on the air to celebrate the 1340th anniversary of the First Bulgarian
    Empire. See QRZ.com. QSL via LZ3SM or ClubLog's OQRS.

    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
    PLEASE NOTE: OUTLOOK users PLEASE read below.

    OX, GREENLAND. Nils, SM3UQK, is once again active from Greenland, but in
    the southern part and in the city of Narsarsuaq as OX/SE3A (WW Loc. GP71GD)
    until January 28th. He will be using an IC-7300 into a 20 and 40 meter
    inverted V only around 5 meter over ground, and a 20 meter simple wire
    vertical with one radial around 1 m over ground.. QSL via SM3UQK, direct
    or by the Bureau.

    PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (January 11-17th).......
    Jan/11th HN Jan/14th AN Jan/16th HN
    Jan/12th AN Jan/15th HN Jan/17th LN
    Jan/13th 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
    * Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) & National Oceanic and
    Atmospheric Adminisration (NOAA):
    https://www.swpc.noaa.gov
    https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/solar-cycle-progression
    * 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 from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu) (January 10th)
    and various sources provided by OPDX
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    3D2TS via M0OXO FP5CJ via K9OT OK/SP6SUD/P via SP6SUD
    4A50CRH via XE2AU HC7AE/1 via EA5GL OL725PLZ via OK1DRQ
    4J0SFR via 4K4K HF1J via SP1NEN OO4UZLEUVEN via ON3AR
    4O7CC via UA4CC HF55BRP via SP9BRP (L) OO8S via ON8SS
    4U1GSC via 9A2AA HK1O via EA5KB OR1Z via ON6IX
    4X/OM2IB via OM2IB HS0ZEX via DL9MDZ (N) OR6LIFE via ON6BS
    5K6RM via HK6RM (B/L) II0MMI via IW0BTN OS4M via ON4LDP
    5Q2J via OZ2JBC II1DCC via IK1RAE PA44FF via PH0NO
    5Q9T via OZ0AP II1MMI via IK1YRA PA5150EVH via PF1SCT
    5Z4VJ via M0URX II4BLD via IQ4FE PH20XMAS via PA3EFR
    6W1TA via F5PRU II8MMI via IU8CEU PI4TX via PD0LVS
    7S60BQ via SM7BHM IO0MMI via IM0SDX R30MCHS via R4CR
    7X2TT via EA5GL IO9MMI via IT9MRM SF400B via SK6LK & (L)
    7X3WPL via 7X3DL IQ0OT via 9A8AOT SN65KDU via SP9KDU
    9J2RD via IZ8CCW IQ6KK via IW6ATQ SP100LEM via SP3POB
    9V1VV via EA5GL IR0MMI via (I-B) SQ1X via SQ1EIX
    9V1YC via W5UE IR8MMI via IU8OJZ SX7A via SV2GWY
    A71CT via EA7FTR IR9MMI via IT9YBL T88SS via EA5GL
    BY1OK via EA5ZD J69KZ via W3HNK TC3SAV via TA3X
    C31JM via C31KC JG8NQJ/JD1 via JA8CJY TG9ADM via EA5GL
    CN8RAH via RW6HS (d) K5S via WE5D TI2VLM via EA5ZD
    CO7MTL v HE9ERA(B);IK2DUW (d/L) KH0/KC0W via KC0W TI3/AB3G via AB3G (d/L)
    CQ750RSI via CT7AQD LC1C via LB1AH (e) TI5/N3KS via M0URX
    CR6K via CT1ILT (O/d/L) LY13LY via LY8O & (L) TM21HNY via F4GPB
    CS750RSI via CT7AQD LZ1340B via LZ3SM (OQRS) TM8AA via F5SLD
    D4Z via IK2NCJ LZ21RH via LZ3GA TR8CA via F6CBC
    DL/CS7AMH/P via CS7AMH LZ5R via LZ1YQ TT8SN via DL9USA
    DP0POL/MM via DL5EBE LZ6C via LZ2UW TZ4AM via W0SA
    DQ11WCA via DF6EX M0RSE via G3SWH (OQRS) UA0JFG via RW6HS
    DR165TESLA via DK3ZZ MX1COL via G6XOU UI2K via UA2FZ
    DU3TW via EA5GL N6QEK/KL7 via N6QEK UN9L via LZ1YE
    EA9KB via EA7FTR NP2AR via EB7DX (d) YB1KRT via EA5ZD
    EG4CSH via EA4DCU OA6AMN via EA5ZD YI9WS via IK5SRF
    EH5ACN via EA5RKJ OD5TX via W4JS Z81D via OM3JW (O/L)
    EM0I via UT2IZ OD5ZZ via N4GNR (d/L) ZC4GR via EB7DX
    EM200LDS via UR6LF OE100BL via OE4JHW & (L) ZF9CW via K5GO (d/L)
    EN50WZA via UT7WZA OE8XDX via OE8HAQ
    EO50FF via UX0FF & (L) OG60IPA via OH4MDY

    (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
    (*) QSLs will be sent via the Bureau - No QSL needed

    LOGS ONLINE (New/Updated) AVAILABLE ON CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/5Z4VJ (Updated)
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/JD1BMH (Updated)

    U.S. POSTAL STOPPAGE (Updated as January 8th). [List is getting smaller]
    The U.S. Postal Service 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
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Turkmenistan

    Suspension Due to Unavailability of Transportation
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    Angola Guadeloupe Reunion (Bourbon) Tajikistan
    Brunei Laos St Pierre & Miquelon Timor-Leste
    Cen. African Rep. Liberia Saudi Arabia Yemen
    Chad Martinique Seychelles
    Cuba Mauritius Sierra Leone
    French Guiana Rep. of Congo South Sudan

    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: 3V8SS, 9J2BS, CN8AM, CP4BT, CX5UA, DS3EXX,
    G7BTP, HB0WR, HH2MK, HK3X, HL5IVL, J69DS, JX2US, KH6HI, LZ5DD, LZ6K,
    MD0CCE, OH6RX, OM5CM, ON7DR, S79KW, TF3SG, V73NS, V85AHV, VK1HX, VK3HJ,
    VK4QG, VK4WTN and VK5BC/P

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3D2CR, 5Z4VJ, JX9JKA, P3X, TF3ML, YB8V, YB8XM/p
    and Z66DX

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3D2AS, 9X2AW, FW5JG and ZS9V
    --- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
    send in their info....

    SEA-PAC IN-PERSON CONVENTION CANCELED. The SEA-PAC, designated as the
    2021 ARRL Northwestern Division Convention, will not take place as an
    in-person gathering this June. The SEA-PAC Committee is exploring alter-
    native online and on-air activities and will announce further details as
    they become available. For the complete press release, see the ARRL Web
    page at: http://www.arrl.org/news/sea-pac-cancels-in-person-convention

    SQ0, POLAND (Special Event/Correction). Members of the SEDINA Contest
    Club will activate the special event station SQ0MORSE from Szczecin,
    Poland, between now and April 30th. Activity is to celebrate the 230th
    (not 220th as reported last week) anniversary of the birth of Samuel
    F.B. Morse. Operations will be on various HF bands. Operators mentioned
    are Waldemar/SP1DPA, Wies/SP1EG, Krzysztof/SP1MGM, Janek/SQ1PSA and
    Waldemar/SQ3PMX. QSL via SP1EG, direct or by the Bureau.

    TM18, FRANCE (Special Event). Look for special event station TM18AAW to
    be on the air between February 14-28th. Activity is to celebrate the
    18th Antarctic Activity Week (AAW). Operator will be François, F8DVD,
    from his QTH of Mâcon in the east part of France, 60 km North of Lyon
    (JN26JH). The new reference number for the WAP program is 310. Details
    on the WAP program can be found at: http://www.waponline.it
    Activity will be on various HF bands between 40-40 meters. QSL via F8DVD,
    direct (SAE + 2 USDs) or via Bureau.

    VQ9, CHAGOS ISLANDS. Randy, WW6RG, informs OPDX of the following [edited]:
    "Looks like I will be traveling to Diego Garcia arriving the evening of
    01/19 and departing the following evening 01/20 (All times and dates UTC).
    I will be operating as VQ9/WW6RG. Allowing for any Covid-19 restrictions
    I hope to get a couple hours of operation starting about 03:00z then
    again at 10:00z for about 2 hours. Again this is subject to me finding
    a suitable area to operate from under the current restrictions. I will
    operate on 20 and 17 meters QRP SSB, No Digital Modes. My equipment will
    be a Icom IC-705 and an AlexLoop magnetic loop antenna. Not the best of
    operating conditions down there but I'm going to give it a try. QSL to
    home call WW6RG. No EQSL or LoTW. As I have been assigned duty operating
    from LAX to Honolulu for a couple weeks after this trip it will be about
    03/01 until my next 'Overseas' assignment."

    VI100/VK100, AUSTRALIA (Special Event). Look for some Australian amateur
    radio operators to activate the following special event callsigns:
    VI100AF -- 100 days; between March 1st and May 29th
    VK100AF -- between March 1st and August 31st
    Activity is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian
    Air Force on March 31st. Current operators listed are Stuart/VK8NSB,
    Lee/VK3GK, Paul/VK2HV, Alan/VK4SN, Bob/VK4BOB and Joe/VK2KJJ. QSL via
    M0URX's OQRS (direct or Bureau) or direct to M0URX (with 2 USDs). NO
    incoming Bureau QSLs; use the OQRS.

    VR2, HONG KONG. Zach, NC1W, states that he recently moved to Hong Kong,
    and is learning how to adapt his radio setup to living in a high rise
    apartment in a crowded city (no HF operations yet). He has the callsign
    VR2/NC1W and is expected to be there for several years. No other details
    are available.

    ZC4, UK SOV. BASE AREAS ON CYPRUS. Garry, 2M1DHG, is now active as ZC4GR
    from the Eastern Sovereign Base Area (ESBA) [WW Loc. KM65WC] of Cyprus
    for the next 2.5 years. Activity is limited as time permits. Operations
    are mainly on SSB and the Digital modes (new to FT8) using a FT-450 into
    a Buddipole (40-10m). He does state that he also uses SSTV, PSK31 and
    WSPR, and suggests to look for him between 1700-1900z a few nights during
    the week. QSL via EB7DX.

    ZY4, BRAZIL (WWFF Op). Operators Alex/PY4AZ, Ronaldo/PS8RV, Felipe/PP1KV,
    Antoni/PY1AX, Billy/PY2LCD, Fernando/PY1FR, Inácio/PU4ISA, Joselito/PY5OL
    Robson/PY4HI and Rafael (non-Ham) will be active as ZY4D from Caparaó
    National Park, Pico da Bandeira, Municipality of Alto Caparaó (MG) between
    January 15-17th. Reference Flora and Fauna number is WWFF-PYFF-0049.
    Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, FT8 and Satellite.
    QSL via PS8RV by the Bureau, direct via PY4AZ or LoTW.

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