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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1513

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Bulletin No. 1513
    BID: $OPDX.1513
    April 26, 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, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, W4VQ, AA6RE,
    K6MM, WB6RSE, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W8HC, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The
    DX News Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX,
    G3PLP, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK1HJS, JG7PSJ, LA4LN, M0URX, Sixitalia
    Weekly and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.

    "Celebrating 30 years (March 1991) of FREE DX News"

    DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
    week of Sunday, 18th/April, through Sunday, 25th/April there were 210
    countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S,
    4U1U, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A,
    9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY,
    C3, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s,
    E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO,
    FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL,
    HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0,
    KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK,
    OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP,
    ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2,
    UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR,
    VU, XE, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, 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".

    3D2, FIJI. New Ham and YL operator Joanna "JK", 3D2ZK, from Denarau,
    Nadi, Fiji, was heard this past Saturday on 40 and 20 meters FT8, around
    0355z and 1241z, respectively. Remember, she is expected to join forces
    with the Rebel DX Group and be active from 3D2/C (Conway Reef), 3D2/R
    (Rotuma Island) and several rare IOTAs around Fiji during May for 3-4
    months.

    3Z1921/HF1921/SN1921/SO1921/SP1921/SQ1921, POLAND (Special Event). Look
    for the special event callsigns to be active in remembrance of the 100th
    anniversary of the Third Silesian Uprising. The list of stations to be
    active between May 1-31st are:
    3Z1921PS -- QSL via SP6YG (OT-31) SO1921PS -- QSL via SP9KJM (OT-06)
    HF1921PS -- QSL via SP9KJU (OT-31) SP1921PS -- QSL via SP9PNB (OT-06)
    SN1921PS -- QSL via SP9KDU (OT-06) SQ1921PS -- QSL via SP9PKM (OT-31)
    A special certificate is available. For more details, see:
    https://logsp.pzk.org.pl/a/ps1921/rules.php
    More information about the Uprising can be found here:
    https://muzeumpowstanslaskich.pl/en/history/silesian-uprisings/third-silesian-uprising

    4J880, AZERBAIJAN (Special Event). Look for special event station 4J880M
    to be active to celebrate the 880th birthday of the writer and philosopher
    Nizami Ganjavi. QSL via 4J3DJ direct or RA4AAT by the Bureau.

    4X0, ISRAEL (Reminder/Update). The "Land of Craters" program continues
    with the second activation from one of four craters in Israel located in
    the Negev Desert. The operation will use the callsign 4X0GDL between April
    30th and May 1st. The crater is the largest called "Big Crater (HaMakhtesh
    HaGadol)". Reference numbers are: Holyland Square G-26-BS, WW Grid Square
    KM70lx and WWFF Reference 4XFF-0189. Radio amatures working 3 of the 4
    craters will receive a beautiful certificate on the program's Web site.
    Operators mentioned are Amir/4X1AR, Chanan/4Z1DZ, Dan/4Z5SL, Gal/4X1KW,
    Gil/4Z1KD, Hilik/4X6YA, Roy/4X5IQ, Shimon/4Z1SH, Udi/4X6ZM, Zvika/4X1ZV
    and Zeev/4X5ZS. QSL via 4X6ZM, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL or LoTW. For
    more details, see QRZ.com.
    ADDED NOTES: The first crater (called Arif; on Mount Arif) was activate
    last November using the callsign 4X0ARF. The next two craters ("Ramon
    Crater" 4X0RMN and "The Small Crater" 4X0KTN) are expected to be activated
    in the future during some weekends (dates have not been announced). Online
    logs are available at: https://www.iarc.org/craters

    8A36, INDONESIA (Special Event). Members of ORARI Lokal Landak Radio Club
    (YH7AD) will activate the special event callsign 8A36ND from Landak, West
    Kalimantan, Indonesia, to celebrate "Naik Dango - A Vibrant Dayak Cele-
    bration". Naik Dango is a very special time for them, a time to celebrate
    their unique culture and pay tribute to their ancestors. Activity will
    be on 80/40 meters using SSB and FT8. Listen for QSL instructions.

    AO1-9, SPAIN (Special Event). Look for the following Spanish stations to
    be active between May 7-9th, to celebrate/commemorate "Europe Day - On
    The Air 2021" which was created in 1950. The special callsigns are: AO1EU,
    AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU and AO9EU. As usual, a
    special QSL and an Award will be available. Contact also valid for the
    Radio Clubs of the World Award, EANET. QSL all callsigns via EA3RKF. For
    more details, see: https://fediea.org/eudota

    IDXC (Virtual) 2021 (Now Open For Registration). The following press
    release was sent out on April 20th [edited/updated]:
    The 72nd meeting of the International DX Convention is now open for
    Registration -- The virtual two-day meeting will be held on Saturday,
    May 15 and Sunday, May 16th, 2021 via Zoom webinars.

    What you can expect from IDXC 2021:
    * A safe, front-row seat without having to leave your QTH
    * 8 - DX-related webinars on Saturday, May 15, 2021
    * 8 - Vendor webinars on Sunday, May 16, 2021
    * Some great door prizes (including over 5,000 USDs in cash awards
    from NCDXC): http://www.dxconvention.com/pages/prizes.html
    * Pre-Registration is required but it is Fast and FREE
    * All Zoom Webinars will be recorded and posted to the NCDXC website
    at a later date

    Program Schedule -- Since the schedule is still being finalized this
    Web page will be updated from time-to-time. Last Update: April 17th,
    2021 @ 1800 UTC: http://www.dxconvention.com/pages/program.html

    IDXC has always been the premier DX Convention in the United States,
    attended by hundreds of avid DXers looking to improve their skills,
    their stations and their connection with fellow Hams.

    Although we can't meet in person this year because of COVID-19, we
    intend to make IDXC 2021 a memorable DX event, and hope you'll be
    able to join us.

    Please register now: http://dxconvention.com/pages/registration.html
    73, John Miller, K6MM
    Rich Seifert, KE1B
    IDXC 2021 Co-Chairs
    ------------------------------------------------------------

    GB0/GB1/GB2/GB4, ENGLAND (Special Event). The following stations are
    active in honor of HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, passing on
    April 9th at the age of 99:
    GB0DOE -- Activity until May 6th; QSL via the Bureau or direct only.
    GB1PPP -- Activity until April 30th; QSL via eQSL.
    GB2DOE -- Activity until May 15th; QSL via LoTW.
    GB4RIP -- Activity until April 19th; QSL via G0NSY

    HD8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. Operators Jim/WB2REM (Co-leader), Chris/VO1IDX
    (Co-leader), Mitch/KH6M and Bob/KE2D will once again be active as HD8M
    from Santa Cruz Island (SA-004) between March 2-11th, 2022. Activity
    will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8 (F/H). Suggested fre-
    quencies are listed on their Web page below. QSL via WB2REM direct.
    ClubLog's OQRS for direct, LoTW and Bureau QSLs. All other requests
    will be uploaded to LoTW 6 months after expedition. Bureau QSLs will
    only be accepted via the OQRS. DO NOT SEND QSL CARDS TO THE BUREAU!!
    For more details and updates, visit their Web site at: http://www.hd8m.com

    IB3, ITALY (Special Event). Members of the ARI Section of Belluno will
    activate the special event callsign IB3CAI on the occasion of the 130th
    anniversary of the CAI Section of Belluno and the 70th Anniversary of
    the 7° Alpini Refuge in Pis Pilon, Schiara Group, in a series of amateur
    radio activations between May 1st and September 30th. QSL via IU3EDK,
    direct or by the Bureau. All radio amateurs who connect them, on any
    band and mode, will be sent the special QSL via the Bureau.

    II5, ITALY (Special Event/Reminder). Look for special event station II5RCH
    from Grosseto to be on the air until May 9th. Activity is during the 35th
    anniversary/memorial of the Chernobyl disaster. QSL via the address on
    QRZ.com or via the Bureau to IZ5RHU.

    IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
    week between April 19-24th (as per the DXCluster):

    IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
    ------ ---------- ------------- ------------
    AF-004 EA8AUW CANARY 20m; SSB
    AF-004 EA8TL CANARY 20m; SSB
    AF-019 IG9ITO Lampedusa 40m; SSB
    AF-022 ZD7FT ST HELENA 20m; SSB
    AS-004 5B4AHX CYPRUS 17m; SSB
    AS-007 JH3NGD HONSHU 17m; SSB
    AS-019 9V1SH SINGAPORE 15m; FT8
    AS-201 TA0ACL SEA OF MARMARA 20m; SSB
    AS-201 TA0TA SEA OF MARMARA 20m; SSB
    AS-045 HL5FUA ULLEUNG 30m; FT8
    AS-141 BA5CJ/5 ZHEJIANG PROVINCE SOUTH 17m; FT8
    EU-004 EA6T BALEARIC 20m; FT4
    EU-004 EC6DX BALEARIC 20m; SSB
    EU-005 2E0PKS GREAT BRITAIN 17m; SSB
    EU-005 G4RCG GREAT BRITAIN 80m; CW
    EU-005 GM2V GREAT BRITAIN 80m; CW
    EU-005 M0MCV GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
    EU-005 MM0KTC GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
    EU-005 MM5AJN/M GREAT BRITAIN 17m; SSB
    EU-009 GB2OWM ORKNEY 40m; SSB
    EU-009 GM8OFQ ORKNEY 40m; SSB
    EU-018 OY5ET Faroe 30m; FT8
    EU-024 IS0AAS SARDINIA 10m; SSB
    EU-024 IS0YQK SARDINIA 20m; FT8
    EU-025 IT9DOR SICILY 20m; SSB
    EU-029 OV1CDX SJAELLAND 30m; CW
    EU-031 IC8HRG CAMPANIA REGION 20m; SSB
    EU-067 SZ200ERS KYKLADES 20m; CW
    EU-131 IK3PQH/P VENETO REGION 40m; SSB
    EU-115 EI6YXQ IRELAND 20m; SSB
    EU-175 CU3DX Central 20m; SSB
    EU-175 CU6AD Central 20m; FT8
    EU-175 CU6NS Central 20m; FT8
    NA-005 VP9NO BERMUDA 10m; FT8
    NA-015 CO7FR CUBA 40m; CW
    NA-022 VP2EIH ANGUILLA 10m; SSB
    NA-022 VP2ETE ANGUILLA 20m; SSB
    NA-027 VO1VR NEWFOUNDLAND 20m; FT8
    NA-029 VY2WW PRINCE EDWARD 40/20m; SSB
    NA-052 N1UL MARCO 30m; FT8
    NA-102 FG5GP GUADELOUPE 20m; SSB
    NA-102 FG8NY GUADELOUPE 20m; CW
    NA-106 KP2B VIRGIN 30m; FT8
    NA-151 OX3LX GREENLAND'S COASTAL ISLANDS SOUTH EAST 30m; CW
    OC-001 VK3FS AUSTRALIA 15m; FT8
    OC-001 VK100AF AUSTRALIA 30m; CW
    OC-001 VK6XN AUSTRALIA 15m; FT8
    OC-006 VK7SM Tasmania 15m; FT8
    OC-013 E51JD RAROTONGA 20m; SSB
    OC-019 KH6TE HAWAIIAN 20m; SSB
    OC-021 YB1KI JAVA 20m; SSB
    OC-032 FK4QX NEW CALEDONIA 20m; SSB
    OC-032 FK8IK NEW CALEDONIA 40m; CW
    OC-036 ZM1A North 40m; CW
    OC-042 4I1EBD LUZON 20m; SSB
    OC-097 5W1SA SAMOA 10m; FT8
    OC-134 ZL4RMF South 40m; SSB
    OC-147 YB9VAB WEST PAPUA’S COASTAL ISLANDS NORTH 15m; FT8
    OC-150 YB9KA TENGGARA BARAT 80m; FT8
    SA-002 VP8LP FALKLAND 10m; FT8
    SA-006 PJ4GR BONAIRE 10m; FT8
    SA-011 9Z4Y TRINIDAD 20m; CW/SSB
    SA-012 YV7MAY NUEVA ESPARTA STATE 40m; FT8
    SA-018 CD7CKU LOS LAGOS REGION SOUTH 40m; FT8
    SA-018 CE7VPQ LOS LAGOS REGION SOUTH 10m; SSB
    SA-020 FY5HB FRENCH GUIANA 15m; FT8
    SA-099 PJ2ND CURACAO 20m; CW

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

    AF-032. (Update/Date Change) Gabor "Gab", HA3JB, will be active as
    5H1IP from Unguja Island, Zanzibar, between September 22nd
    and October 3rd. Activity is will be on 160-10 meters using
    CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. He also plans to participate in the
    CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 26-27th). QSL via HA3JB or
    ClubLog's OQRS. For possibly more details and updates, see:
    http://ha3jb.com/index.html

    AS-080/ (Reminder) Lee, HL1IWD, (along with his XYL Kim/KH6IYL) will
    AS-148. be active as HL1IWD/4 from Kogunsan Island between May 1-3rd.
    Activity will be limited (holiday style) on 40/20 meters using
    CW and FT8, with an IC-706MK2 with Buddistick and endfed wire
    antenna. QSL via EA5GL. ADDED NOTE: Lee will make a one day
    stop over on Anmyon Island (AS-080), and be active as HL1IWD/3
    on May 3rd.

    EU-107. Operators Gil/F4FET, Antoine/F5RAB and possibly friends will
    once again be active as TM7P from Petite Island during the
    RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. They
    plan to be active some days before and after the contest
    weekend (between July 23-27th). Activity will be on 80/40/
    20/15/10/6/2 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. See QRZ.com
    for more details. QSL via F4FET or ClubLog's OQRS (preferred).

    EU-111. Members of the Cray Valley Radio Society (G3RCV) will be active
    as GM3RCV from Ceann Ear in the Monach Islands between July 22-
    27th. Their plan is to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-
    25th) as a Multi-2/Low-Power entry signing MM8C. QSL via LoTW
    and ClubLog's OQRS. The group plans to be active on the HF and
    VHF bands using CW, SSB and possibly the Digital modes. Operators
    mentioned are Nobby/G0VJG, Chris/G0HFZ, Jamie/M0SDV, Tony/G2NF
    and Pat/M0XII.

    EU-120. Members of the Addiscombe Amateur Radio Club will once again
    be active as G4ALE/P from the Isle of Wight during the RSGB IOTA
    Contest (July 24-25th) usually as (but TBA) a Multi-1/DXpedition/
    Low-Power entry. Operators mentioned are Quin/G3WRR, Mike/G3VYI,
    Alun/G4WGE and Steven/2E0PUT. They usually use wire antennas.
    QSL via G4ALE.

    NA-039/ (Press Release; Sent Out by Hal, W8HC; dated April 20th)[edited/
    NA-070. Updated] RUSSIAN ROBINSON CLUB ANNOUNCES 2021 IOTA PLANS TO RARE
    ALEUTIAN ISLANDS WITH KL7RRC DXPEDITION -- Kiska Island (NA-070)
    & Adak Island (NA-039) in Alaska’s Aleutians to be Activated --
    After their Covid-related cancellation last year, the Russian
    Robinson Club (KL7RRC www.na-234.com ) has resumed plans to
    activate rare Kiska Island, IOTA NA-070 in July.
    Located 52.06N, 177.57E, this uninhabited island lies in the
    North Pacific's treacherous Bering Sea, one of the most intense
    patches of ocean on Earth, where strong winds, freezing temper-
    atures, and icy water are the "norm." This remote Island also
    features the prominent conical, Kiska volcano, the westernmost
    historically active volcano in Alaska’s Aleutian Island chain.
    Kiska Island is also designated as an Aleutian Island WWII
    National Historic Area by the National Park Service. Permission
    to visit Kiska is required from both Alaska's Maritime National
    Wildlife Refuge and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
    The KL7RRC team currently includes: Hal/W8HC, Rob/N7QT,
    Tim/NL8F, Walt/N6XG and Yuri/N3QQ.
    Unfortunately, another team member has had to back out so
    there is currently an open slot for a 5th operator. Contact
    team leader Yuri, N3QQ, (kl7rrc@gmail.com) if you may be inter-
    ested.
    The team plans to have a minimum of 2 stations QRV operating
    40m through 6m, SSB, CW and FT8 with 1.2kw PAs. Special emphasis
    will be on the difficult trans-polar path to EU.
    The 56-foot aluminum sailboat, "SEAL" (https://expeditionsail.com/)
    is being chartered out of Cordova, AK. It will undertake the
    arduous 1,000 mile journey along the Aleutians to Kiska with
    first stop at Dutch Harbor, AK, to pick up Tim, NL8F, and all
    of the gear sent in advance to his QTH. They will then continue
    sailing westward to Adak Island (NA-039) where the remainder of
    the team will have flown in to by July 3rd, board SV SEAL, and
    with favorable winds and seas, they hope to arrive at Kiska and
    be QRV as KL7RCC from July 7th – 12th, before the return sail
    back to Adak and flights home booked for July 17th. Some members
    of the team will travel out to Adak a few days in advance of the
    scheduled July 3rd pick-up by SEAL and will be QRV from this rare
    IOTA entity. Look for KL7RRC from Adak, NA-039 June 30th – July
    3rd. Likewise, there may be additional KL7RRC activity from
    Adak July 14th – 16th following their return from Kiska.
    The budget for this IOTA DXpedition, excluding individual team
    member airfares, lodging and meals at Adak, is ~$40K, with $30K
    required for the SV SEAL charter and two-way journey between
    Cordova and Kiska. Obviously, donations will be greatly appre-
    ciated in support of this challenging IOTA DXpedition. They can
    be sent via PayPal linked to the RRC website: (www.na-234.com)
    or via check and payable to: Russian Robinson Club and note
    "Donation for KL7RRC 2021 Expedition." Please mail to Yuri,
    N3QQ, via his QRZ.com mailing address.
    QSLs for KL7RRC (Kiska Island, NA-070) and KL7RRC (Adak
    Island, NA-039) via N7RO. ALL donors will receive direct QSLs.
    Continue to check or bookmark the RRC website for updates
    and additional operating plans.
    ###
    (Ed. Check out the detailed map on their Web page...)

    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......

    JD1, OGASAWARA (Reminder). Takio, JH3QFL, will be active as JD1BQA from
    Komagari, Chichijima Island (AS-031), between April 23-30th (not May
    1-7th, as first announced). Activity will be on 160-6 meters with a focus
    on 160/80/40/6m using FT8/FT4 and some CW on the RS44 Satellite. QSL via
    LoTW or JH3QFL direct only to: Takio Hata, 921-25 Rokujio, Yasu-City Shiga,
    JAPAN 520-2412.

    JD1, OGASAWARA. Harry, JG7PSJ (JD1BMH/KW2X/WH0RU), will once again be
    active as JD1BMH from Chichijima Island (AS-031) between April 30th and
    May 7th. This will be his 25th visit. Activity will be on 40-10 meters
    using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via the Bureau to JD1BMH or direct to JG7PSJ.
    Visit his Web page for more details at: http://jd1bmh.webcrow.jp
    Also, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jd1bmh

    JD1, OGASAWARA. Makoto, JI5RPT, will once again be active as JD1BLY from
    Chichijima Island (AS-031) between June 10-12th. The schedule may change
    depending on the status of COVID-19. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using
    CW, SSB and the Digital modes (FT8)(NO 6m EME). He states that he will
    focus on the 6m band and FT8 on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign
    JI5RPT, direct, by the Bureau and ClubLog's OQRS. His log search will be
    available on his Web site at: http://www.ji5rpt.com/jd1
    He will also use Twitter to inform his real-time activities at:
    http://twitter.com/jd1bly

    JU100, MONGOLIA (Special Event). Members of the "JTDXA Team" have acti-
    vated the special event station JU100DX to mark the 100th anniversary
    of the Mongolian People's Revolution. QSL via JT1CH.

    JW, SVALBARD (Update/Canceled). Tom, OH6VDA/LA6VDA, who was expected to
    be active as JW6VDA from the JW5E club station (http://jw5e.com/) in
    Longyearbyen (JQ78tf) on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026) between April 26th
    and May 9th, has canceled due to Corona-restrictions. He will announce
    when his next activity from Svalbard will be, when Corona restrictions
    are not as strong as they are now.

    JW, SVALBARD. Operators Erwann/LB1QI, Harald/LB2HG, Ken/LA7GIA, Peter/LA7QIA
    and Christian/LA8OM will be active as JW0W from Prins Karls Forland Island
    (EU-063), which is part of Spitsbergen's Coastal Islands Group, between
    July 21-26th. Activity will be focused on 40/30/20 meters, but also the
    other bands if propagation allows. They will also be active in RSGB IOTA
    Contest (July 24-25th). Outside of the contest, they will focus on NA/AS
    stations. Their equipment includes an Elecraft K3, KX3 and TS590, with
    VDA antennas and verticals next to saltwater with 1 kW amplifiers. Amp-
    lifier are an Expert 1.3 and Juma 1000. The team is looking for support;
    financial donations can be sent via (jw0wpk@gmail.com). QSL via M0OXO,
    OQRS (direct or Bureau) or LoTW. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW.

    JW, SVALBARD. Max, ON5UR, and others have booked and are planning to
    activate the JW5E club station (http://jw5e.com/) in Longyearbyen (JQ78tf)
    on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026) between April 18-29, 2022. The team has
    not announced the callsign yet, but it will be one callsign used. QSL
    via M0URX. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

    KH6, HAWAII. Marc, KC9WIB, is now active as KH6/KC9WIB from Maui (OC-019)
    until April 29th. Activity will be limited as time permits using an IC-705
    (w/10 watts) into a Wolf River Coil Vertical antenna. Mostly operations
    will be on 20m FT8. QSL via his home callsign.

    LZ, BULGARIA (Special Callsign/Event). Members of the "School Radio Club
    and TV - "Young Hams" (LZ1KAK) will use the special callsign LZ1BOTEV to
    mark the 145th anniversary of the sacrifice of the revolutionary, poet,
    publicist, journalist, translator, thinker and literary critic - Hristo
    Botev. For Bulgarians, Botev's personality is an icon, a national symbol.
    A poet and a rebel, a zealous guardian of national ideas, he left a lasting
    mark in the pre-liberation history of Bulgaria. Activity will be on 80-2
    meters using various modes, as well as the Digital modes, the QO-100 satel-
    lite and SSTV. QSL via LZ1KAK.

    OM700, SLOVAK REPUBLIC (Special Event). Operators Roman/OM3TOW (spokesman
    of the RÚ) and Brani/OM2FY will be active as OM700MHZ from Bratislava.
    Special event callsign is to celebrate the allocation of frequencies from
    700 MHz band for 5G in Slovak Republic. RÚ is the independent regulatory
    authority and pricing authority in the sector of electronic communications
    and postal services. QSL via OM2FY.

    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.

    OS3, BELGIUM (Special Event).......
    * Kathleen, ON3KAT, will be using the special event callsign OS3KAT until
    December 12th, to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the "First Trans-
    Atlantic Radio Transmission." QSL via her home callsign, direct or by
    the Bureau.
    * Guy, ON3DWG, will be active as OS3DWG during the event. QSL via ON3DWG,
    direct, by the Bureau or eQSL.
    * Alain, ON3AR, will be active as OS3AR during the event. QSL via ON3AR,
    direct or by the Bureau (NO LoTW or eQSL).

    PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (April 26th-May 2nd).......
    Apr/26th AN Apr/29th HN May/01st AN
    Apr/27th LN Apr/30th HN May/02nd AN
    Apr/28th HN

    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

    PX521, BRAZIL (Special Event). Members of the Araucaria DX Group have
    activated the special event callsign PX521BR until May 21st. Operation
    is to commemorate the 521st anniversary of the discovery of Brazil by
    the Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral on April 22nd, 1500. Activity
    will be on all HF bands. QSL via LoTW.

    QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
    QSL-INFO from from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu)
    (April 25th) and various sources provided by OPDX
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    4F2KWT via EA5GL GB0SGI via G4XEX PA21AGR via PE1RLN
    4U1UN via HB9BOU GB4IMD via GB4IMD (B/e) PJ2CF via EA5GL
    4Z73UN via RW6HS (d) GB6QE via G7KHV PJ2MAN via EC5AHA
    5P0WARD via OZ1ACB (O/L/N) HB9EYP via HB9OCR (d/e/C/L) PJ4DX via M0URX
    5P5N via OZ4P HB9WARD via HB9OCR& (L) PJ4EVA via M0URX
    5T5PA via PA5X HP200I via HP1DAV R35YCH via RW3YS
    5W1SA via JA1DXA HZ1EARTH via HZ1SAR R60CTC via RQ7L
    5Z4PA via M0URX HZ1WARD via HZ1SAR RG60YG via RQ7L
    9A21WARD via (9A-B/LoTW) IB3CAI via IU3EDK RK75FF via UF2F
    9G5FI via DL1RTL II0BIKE via IZ0EIK (d) SD6F via SM6JWR
    9J2BS via EA5GL II5RCH via IZ5RHU SN0MORSE via SP2FVN
    AM500MMM via EA7URF (d/B/L/e) IQ0PH via 9A5URI T30TM via VK1TX
    AU2HFI via VU2MUD IQ8YT via IU8CFS TM96WARD via F6BEE
    AX2PWS via VK2PWS (L/e) IY7GMB via IK7XNF (d) TZ4AM via W0SA
    CM2IU via RW6HS K3IMD via WK3N U4MIR via RN3DK
    CP6CL via W3HNK KC4USV via K7MT UP55L via RW6HS
    D44PM via IZ4DPV OA6AMN via EA5ZD VP2ETE via W3HNK
    DL70THW via DM4LJ OE21M via(d); OE1WHC(B) VP8AIB via VP8LP
    DP7D via DF1QR OS3DWG via ON3DWG WW6RG/KH9 via WW6RG
    EI2IMD via EI2WRC (d) OS4CHK via ON4CHK XR96IARU via CE3AA (d/L)
    EO50FF via UX0FF OS5CDG via ON5CDG YI1WWA via IK2DUW
    EP3ASA via EA5GL OS6KZ via ON6KZ ZA/IW2JOP via IW2HAJ
    FS4WBS via IZ1MHY OS6ZV via ON6ZV

    (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
    (**) QSL automatically via Bureau - do not send QSLs

    LOGS ONLINE (New/Updated) AVAILABLE ON CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/9G5FI (Updated)
    https://clublog.org/logsearch/MS0INT

    6O1OO QSL STATUS. Ali, EP3CQ, reports on April 23rd, that all received
    QSL cards (until April 15th, 2021) for 6O1OO have been replied and
    dispatched. REMEMBER: Ali will be active again sometime after April
    26th for two months. All bands except 160m, mainly FT8.

    7D5RI QSL STATUS. QSL Manager Pedro, EA5GL, states that he has begun
    sending out 7D5RI QSL cards.

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2AG, 4Z73KX, 5Z4VJ, 7Q7RU, 7X3WPL, 7X3YOTA,
    A25RU, C92RU, CE3KRM, DL1KDA, G8RWG, LU5FF, OZ1HDF and UX5UL

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4Z1UF, 6O1OO, 7X4LV, 8J1RL, A61R, DQ9Y, EA6NB,
    JR6EZE, OZ1RDP (EU-125), RI0Q (AS-152), ST2NH, T88SS, UP0L and V51WH

    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....

    R35, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Look for the following special
    event station to be active until April 30th, to memorialize the 35th
    anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster of 1986:
    R35CHA -- QSL via RZ5D, direct or by the Bureau. To check and download
    the diploma, go to: https://hamlog.online/global/russia/r3d/118
    To download an eQSL, go to (https://hamlog.online), then log
    in to your account (or initially register) and go to the HQSL
    received tab.
    R35YCH -- QSL via RW3YS. See QRZ.com for details on how to receive a
    free diploma.

    R75, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the Stavropol Radio Club
    (RO7T) will activate the special callsign R75T from Stavropol between
    May 1-31st. Activity is to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the radio
    club. Operations will be on various HF bands and modes. QSL via RO7T,
    direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

    RP75, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). To commemorate 75th anniversary
    of the Victory in WW II, the Union of Russian Radio Amateurs (SRR), is
    conducting "Victory-75" special on-the-air event between May 2nd (starts
    at 0000 UTC) and May 9th (ends at 1159 UTC). Many special memorial stations
    with "RP75" prefix in their callsigns will be active. Activity will be on
    all HF band and modes including the satellites. A special award (diploma)
    is available. The complete list of participating stations is available
    at: https://pobeda.srr.ru/stations
    For more details, see: https://pobeda.srr.ru
    For QSL routes, check QRZ.com.

    TO5, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON (Postponed Again). The TO5T team, who were
    suppose to be active as TO5T from the island of Ile Aux Marins (NA-032)
    between August 8-16th (see OPDX.1476), have now postponed their operation
    until the summer of August 2022 or 2023. For more details and updates,
    watch: http://www.to5t.com

    V8, BRUNEI (Special Event). Members of the Brunei Darussalam Amateur Radio
    Association (BDARA) are now active as V84SAS to commemorate World Amateur
    Radio Day until April 28th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15 meters using
    CW, SSB and FT8. Operators mentioned are Mahathir/V85AFF, Sarugi/V85AFH,
    YL Aida/V85AHV, Yul/V85EX, Rahman/V85RH and Tamat/V85T. QSL via address
    on QRZ.com.

    VI100/VK100, AUSTRALIA (Update/Special Event)[edited]. After 8 weeks on
    the air, both VI100AF and VK100AF continue to be very popular around the
    bands. Conditions have been poor making it tough for the team, but they
    have pushed on and successfully now have over 20k QSOs in the log. Tim,
    M0URX, has begun the task of sending out the Special Event QSL cards
    around the World. The QSL card can be viewed on (www.qrz.com).
    After an absence of over 25 years, Amateur radio appeared on Air Force
    Base Darwin on the March 31st, 2021 (Air Force Birthday), many stations
    were worked during the 1 day very special operation of VI100AF. Other
    special activations have also been completed by team members around
    Australia, and some future special activations of Military locations
    around Australia are scheduled over the next couple of months. For all
    the information visit (www.qrz.com).
    I ask that DXers please not to E-mail myself or any of the operators
    on the team for skeds, this is not a DXpediition, and the team members
    are volunteering their time and stations when they can to get on air and
    make a QSO for you possible.
    I wish you good luck if in working the special Centenary of the Air
    Force Amateur Radio Stations in Australia.
    73, Stuie VK8NSB, Station Manager - VI100AF & VK100AF

    VP8, FALKLAND ISLANDS. Matthew, M0ZMS, is expected to be active as VP8ZMS
    from the Mount Pleasant Complex, HQ BFSAI club station on the Falkland
    Islands between May 21st and August 21st. Activity will be on various
    HF bands and modes (mostly Digital). QSL via his home callsign, ClubLog
    or LoTW. Watch for updates on his Twitter page at:
    https://twitter.com/vp8Zms

    WRTC 2022 POSTPONED TO 2023! The following was posted on the contest
    mailing list, April 24th [edited]: At the WRTC 2022 Association Assembly
    on 23rd April 2021, having previously consulted the WRTC Sanctioning
    Committee, the assembly and Organizing Committee decided to postpone WRTC
    2022 one year to 2023. There have been no changes in the qualification
    process or to the overall structure of the event and its sponsoring com-
    mittee. A detailed report on the qualification standings will be prepared
    and released at a later date.
    In consideration of the worldwide public health challenges from the
    Covid-19 pandemic, we believe our decision is reasonable. We have received
    many communications from competitors and friends of WRTC and have taken
    them very seriously. There will be further announcements regarding WRTC
    as soon as new arrangements have been made. Thank you for your under-
    standing and commitments in support of our adventure!
    73 de Carlo IK1HJS
    President, WRTC 2022 Organizing Committee
    https://www.wrtc2022.it/en/news-11.asp?idnews=27

    YL50, LATVIA (Special Event). Members of the Telegraphy Working Group
    (AGCW, https://www.agcw.de/) are celebrating its 50th anniversary this
    year. On this occasion, an activity competition on the amateur radio
    bands on CW is organized during the month of May. All radio amateurs
    are cordially invited to take an active part from May 1st to May 31st.
    Hanz, YL3JD, will activate the special callsign YL50AGCW during the
    month of May. Activity will be on 160/80/40/20 meters. All QSOs will
    be made with a side swiper or straight key. QSL via LoTW.
    ADDED NOTE: In addition, look for the following special stations during
    this event: DR50AGCW and DP50AGCW with the special DOK AGCW50, SN50AGCW,
    PA50AGCW, CR50AGCW and OE50AGCW will also be represented. All participants
    receive a certificate and the best placed are rewarded with special awards.
    Further details can be found on the anniversary activity website listed
    above.

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