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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1523

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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1523

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Bulletin No. 1523
    BID: $OPDX.1523
    July 19, 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, K4ZW, W4VQ, K8YSE,
    W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter,,
    DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News,
    International DX Press, PY5EG, Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ & ICPO for
    the following DX information.

    "Celebrating 30+ years (March 1991) of FREE DX News"
    "Could this be the final year???"...Tick...Tick

    DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
    week of Sunday, 11th/July, through Sunday, 18th/July there were 203
    countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
    4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J,
    9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM,
    CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8,
    EA9, EI, EK, EL, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FR, FS, FW, FY, G,
    GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HS, HZ, I,
    IS, J2, J6, J7, JA, 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, P4, PA, PJ2,
    PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7,
    TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TT, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7,
    V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI,
    YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS

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

    ARAUCARIA DX GROUP NEWS (Press Release, dated July 15th)[edited]. It is
    a great pleasure to inform the DX Community that the Araucaria DX Group
    (GADX) board has unanimously inducted Y. Zorro Miyazawa, JH1AJT, for our
    The "GADX Hall of Fame" was established to recognize radio amateurs
    who have made major contributions to the Hamradio Community at large
    mainly for DX and Contesting.
    The activities and accomplishments that qualify one for membership in
    these elite groups involve considerable personal sacrifice and can usually
    be described by the phrase "above and beyond the call of duty."
    With this spirit, from time to time we announce the most accomplished
    members of our ham community as inductees to this honor. The election is
    made by vote from all our 24 board members.
    Those are the gentlemen who already received this honor:
    1) PY5GA – Olavo Scherrer 6) K1LZ – Krassimir Petkov
    2) PY2BJO – Junior Torres de Castro 7) PP5JR – Sérgio Lima de Almeida
    3) PY5ZBU – Donald William Murden 8) DJ9ZB – Franz Langner
    4) PY5CC – Peter Zoch Sprengel 9) OH2BH – Martti Lane
    5) PY7ZZ – Fred Souto Maior 10) JH1AJT – Y.Zorro Miyazawa


    C6, BAHAMAS (Update/IOTA Op/Correction). It seems that three of the nine
    operators, who were expected to be active from Bimini Islands (NA-048,
    WW Loc. FL05), are on the air. Operators Richard/NN2T (C6AHB - SSB, FT4/8),
    Steven/WA8Y (C6AYW - CW) and Juan/AC6ZM (C6AZM - CW, FT4/8) continue to
    be active until July 21st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW,
    SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via eQSL, ClubLog and LoTW.

    C6, BAHAMAS. Operators Joe/W8GEX and his XYL Janet/W8CAA are now active
    as C6ADX and C6AYL from the Island of Exuma. Length of stay is not known.
    They are using an Icom IC-7300 with an Elecraft KPA500 amp into a 5 band
    TW fan dipole. Most activity is on FT8. QSL via direct with a SASE to
    their home callsigns listed on (NO IRCs) or LoTW. Please NO Bureau

    FT8DMC ANNIVERSARY ACTIVITY WEEKS 2021. To commemorate the 4th anniversary,
    eight special event stations will be on air during the "FT8DMC Activity
    Days" between August 2-15th. All stations will bear the FTDMC or FTDM
    suffix, referring to the second anniversary of the "FT8 Digital Mode Club".
    Special QSL-cards will confirm all QSOs and all logs will be uploaded to
    LoTW and eQSL.
    The following stations are expected (some may not) to be active:
    8B1FTDM (Indonesia, Operator YB1BX, QSL via OE6VIE)
    9K8FTDMC (Kuwait, QSL via 9K2RA)
    A60FTDMC (United Arab Emirates, QSL via EA7FTR)
    A91FTDMC (Bahrain, Operator A92AA, QSL via A92AA)
    DQ8FTDMC (Germany, QSL via DM2RM)
    GB0DMC (Wales, Operator MW0USK, QSL via DJ6OI)
    HZ8FTDMC (Saudi Arabia, Operators SARS, QSL via SARS)
    II2FTDM (Italy, Operator IK2EKO, QSL via IK2EKO, direct, eQSL or LoTW)
    II8FTDM (Italy, Operator IK8YFU, QSL via IK8YFU)
    LR8FTDMC (Argentina, QSL via F1ULQ)
    LX8FTDMC (Luxembourg, Operators LX1TI, LX1JH, LX1HD, QSL via LX1TI)
    OD5FTDMC (Lebanon, Operator OD5TE, QSL via K3IRV)
    OE21FTDMC (Austria, Operator OE4KSF, QSL via direct, Bureau or LoTW)
    OE4FTDMC (Austria, listen for QSL route)
    PF21FTDMC (Netherlands, QSL via PH2M)
    RO3FTDM (Russia, listen for QSL route)
    SU8FTDMC (Egypt, QSL via A92AA)
    TK8FTDM (Corsica, listen for QSL route)
    TM8FTDM (France, QSL via F1ULQ)
    TO8FTDM (Guadeloupe, Operator FG8OJ, QSL via F1ULQ)
    YP8FTDMC (Romania, QSL via LoTW, eQSL, Clublog)
    YQ6FTDMC (Romania, QSL via eQSL or LoTW)
    Z3FTDMC (North Macedonia, Operator Z33YL, QSL via OE6VIE)
    ZL6FTDMC (New Zealand, Operator ZL1MVL, QSL via F1ULQ)
    ZW8FTDMC (Brazil, QSL via PP2CS, BUREAU/LoTW/DIRECT/eQsl/ClubLog)
    ZY2FTDMC (Brazil, QSL via PP2CS, Bureau, direct, eQSL, LoTW or ClubLog)

    An FTDMC Anniversary Award can be earned by working the FTDMC and FTDM
    stations and collecting points applicable for various award classes:
    Bronze: 10 QSOs with at least 6 different special 'FTDMC/FTDM' stations
    Silver: 15 QSOs with at least 8 different special 'FTDMC/FTDM' stations
    Gold: 20 QSOs with at least 10 different special 'FTDMC/FTDM' stations
    Platinum: 25 QSO’s with 12 different special 'FTDMC/FTDM' stations

    For more details, see the FT8DMC Web page at:

    HC, ECUADOR (Also, HC8). YL Fer, HC1TFB, who lives in Quito, Ecuador,
    has been active on FT8 recently on 40/20/15/10 meters between 1830-0015z.
    She works for an airline company in Ecuador and is expected to be active
    occasionally from Galapagos Islands as HC1TFB/HC8. NO QSNs yet on the
    DXCluster and no specific dates. QSL via the address on

    IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
    week between July 12-17th (as per the DXCluster):

    IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
    ------ ---------- ------------- ------------
    AF-004 EA8UP CANARY 20m; SSB
    AF-014 CT3MD MADEIRA 20m; CW
    AF-014 CT9ABN MADEIRA 20/15m; CW/SSB
    AF-019 IG9ITO PELAGIE 20m; SSB
    AF-022 ZD7FT ST HELENA 17m; SSB
    AN-015 8J1RL QUEEN MAUD LAND 40m; FT8
    AS-004 5B4AIX CYPRUS 17m; SSB
    AS-004 5B4VL CYPRUS 17m; SSB
    AS-007 JA3FYC HONSHU 20m; FT4
    AS-007 JR7TKG HONSHU 17m; SSB
    AS-020 BX6ABC TAIWAN 20m; FT8
    AS-047 JS6TWW DAITO 20m; FT8
    AS-078 JH8RBY Hokkaido 17m; SSB
    EU-002 OH0SCA ALAND 20/12m; CW/SSB
    EU-002 OH0Z ALAND 20m; CW
    EU-004 EA6NB BALEARIC 20m; CW
    EU-004 EA6YK BALEARIC 17m; SSB
    EU-011 M0PWL Isles of Scilly 20m; FT8
    EU-014 TK4RC CORSICA 17m; SSB
    EU-014 TK4LS CORSICA 17m; SSB
    EU-015 SV9ANK Crete 20m; SSB
    EU-015 SV9IOI Crete 17m; SSB
    EU-015 SX200COL Crete 17m; SSB
    EU-023 9H1CJ Malta 17m; SSB
    EU-023 9H1JL Malta 17m; SSB
    EU-023 9H1TT Malta 20m; SSB
    EU-024 IS0/DL8JJ/M SARDINIA 40m; CW
    EU-024 IS0KNG SARDINIA 40m; FT8
    EU-025 IT9BGE SICILY 20m; SSB
    EU-054 IF9A Favignana 20/10m; CW
    EU-115 EI2KP IRELAND 20m; SSB
    EU-115 MI0AHH IRELAND 17m; SSB
    EU-125 OZ/DL2JRM JYLLAND WEST 40/30/20m; CW
    EU-165 IS0/DL8JJ/P Maddalena di Alghero 40/20m; CW
    EU-170 9A/ON2KP PAG 40m; SSB
    EU-175 CU3EM CENTRAL 40m; FT4
    EU-175 CU3HN CENTRAL 20/10m; SSB/FT8
    EU-185 R6AF/P SUDZHUK 20/17m; CW
    NA-001 C6ADX GREAT BAHAMA BANK 30/20m; FT8/FT4
    NA-015 CO9GBB CUBA 20m; CW
    NA-026 W2Z NEW YORK STATE 40m; CW
    NA-048 C6AHB Bimini 40/20/15m; SSB/FT8
    NA-048 C6AZM Bimini 40/20/15m; CW/FT8
    NA-048 C6AYW Bimini 40/20/17m; CW
    NA-058 N4XU GEORGIA STATE 17m; FT8
    NA-099 WP3R PUERTO RICO 20m; SSB
    NA-102 FG5FU GUADELOUPE 10m; FT8
    NA-104 V44RR ST KITTS AND NEVIS 20m; FT4
    OC-001 VK100AF Australia 40m; CW
    OC-013 E51JD RAROTONGA 20m; SSB
    OC-019 KH6IB HAWAIIAN 17m; FT8
    SA-002 VP8ZMS FALKLANDS 20m; FT8

    ** 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).

    AS-066. Russian operators Sergey/R0LS, Yuri/R0MZ, YL Elena/RC5A,
    Alex/RU0LL, Serge/RW0LD and Sergey/RW0LZ will be active as
    homecall/p from Reinecke Island sometime this week. Operators
    will be active during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th)
    with possibly one or more above callsigns.

    AS-135. A group of Chinese operators will be active as B4T from Kaishan
    Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Multi-2/
    High-Power entry. QSL via BA4TB. Operators mentioned are Dale/
    BA4TB, Gu/BD4TS, Mingchun/BD4XI, Xingang/BH4TVU and possibly
    others. Outside of the contest, operators will be active as
    BI4SSB (Jiangyin ARES Club Callsign) on 40-6 meters using CW,
    SSB and FT8. QSL via BA4TB, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.

    AS-149. (Postponed) A Russian team that was expected to be active as
    RI0FM from Moneron Island (WW Loc. QN06pf, RR-16-01, RDA SL-16,
    WFF RFF-193, Asiatic Russia) between July 15-31st, has post-
    poned their operation due to team member(s) being ill. It
    may be possible to reschedule their activity for August 2021.
    For more details and updates, see:

    EU-005. (Change) Gordon, MM0GOR, will not be active as MM1E from Great
    Cumbrae Island (EU-123), but will be active as MM1E from Great
    Britian Island (Mainland) instead during the RSGB IOTA Contest
    (July 24-25th) [usually] as a Single-Op/All-Bands/SSB-Mode/
    12-Hrs/High-Power entry. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. NO
    Bureau QSLs.

    EU-010. Look for GM7V to be active again from the Island of Benbecula
    in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, during the RSGB IOTA Contest
    (July 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are
    John/MM0CCC, Gordon/MM0GPZ, Chris/GM3WOJ, and Keith/GM4YXI.
    Please QSL via Steve, N3SL.

    EU-130. Operators Alessio/IV3GDE, Daniele/IV3OSC, Pietro/IV3EHH, John/
    IV3AVQ, Gianni/IW3QRM, Giuseppe/IW3RWZ, Lucio/IV3HWT, Mauro/
    IV3AZV, Paolo/IV3BCA, Vittorio/IV3DCZ, Silvio/IV3TRK, Ilario/
    IV3CGJ, Ferruccio/IV3GLK, Umberto/IV3ARJ, Factors/IV3APH,
    Sergio/IZ3NXC and Bruno/IV3KYQ will be active as II3Y from
    Santa Maria di Barbana Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest
    (July 24-25th) as a Multi-Op/DXpedition/Low-Power entry. QSL
    via M0OXO. The team will be active between July 23-25th.
    Activity will be on various HF bands using CW and SSB. They
    will also be on FT8 using the callsign IQ3JT.

    EU-034. Operators Yuris/YL2GM and Ziedonis/YL2GN will be active as
    ES6JP/0 and ES6TZ/0 from Hiiumaa Island during the RSGB IOTA
    Contest. They will be on the island July 23-25th. QSL via
    their home callsigns.

    EU-039. Operators Eddy/ON6EF and Christiaan/ON1BN will be active as
    F/ON6EF/p and F/ON1BN/p from Grande-Island, Chausey Islands,
    during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as Single-Ops entry.
    Operators will be active both days between 0900-1500z; because
    they take the morning ferry and back in the evening. They plan
    to operate on SSB with two stations on 80-10 meters but on
    two different bands at the same time. Activation is also valid
    for WWFF, reference is FFF-0600, ARLHS lighthouse FRA-005 and
    WCA F-02088. QSL F/ON6EF/p via his home callsign, direct, by
    the Bureau or eQSL. NO LoTW. QSL F/ON1BN/p via his home callsign.

    EU-054. Look for IF9A to be active from Favignana Island (IIA TP-011,
    MIA MI-025, WLOTA LH-1545) during the RSGB IOTA Contest as
    (July 24-25th) as a 24-Hrs/Assisted/CW/Low-Power entry. QSL
    via IT9ATF.

    EU-114. Members of the "Three A's Contest Group" will be active as
    MP5A from Alderney Island, Guernsey, during the RSGB IOTA
    Contest (July 24-25th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via G3TXF,
    OQRS or LoTW. Operators mentioned Ian/G3WVG and Bob/GU4YOX.

    EU-123. (Update) Members of the 7M Contest Group will be active as
    GM7M from the Isle of Arran between July 22-25th. Their activity
    includes the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Multi-2/
    Island entry. QSL GM7M via G3VCQ. Operators mentioned are
    DJ/G3UNA, Colin/G3VCQ, Bill/G4ZVB, Charlie/GI4FUE, Rob/M0KPD,
    YL Sharon/M3VCQ and Peter/MI5JYK. The may also use the callsign
    MS0SDC on 6 meters FT8.

    EU-131. Several members of the ARI Mestre Team will be active as
    IQ3ME/p from Pellestrina Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest
    (July 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via IQ3ME, direct,
    by the Bureau or LoTW.

    EU-144. Roberto, IK8PGM, will be active as ID8A from Cirella Island
    on Thursday, July 29th, weather permitting. Activity will be
    on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign.

    EU-146. Operators Maarten/PA3EYC, Hans/PE1KWH, Gert/PA2LO, Gerard/PD0PIW
    and Tymen/PA3GRM will be active as PI4AMF/p from Schouwen-
    Duivenland Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th)
    as a Multi-2/Island Station/Fixed entry. QSL via PA3EYC or
    ClubLog's OQRS.

    EU-175. Jim, W6PQL, will be active as CT8/W6PQL from Pico Island,
    Azores, between July 25th and September 4th. His operating
    schedule is as follows:
    * HF from July 25th through September 3rd, nightly from
    2200-2400z on or about 14240 kHz, and around 7140-7180
    kHz in the mornings from 0800-1000z
    * 2 meter EME from July 30th through September 3rd, using
    E-mail (jim at or N0UK or HB9Q for scheduling
    * 2 meter tropo (FT8 mode) into Europe as conditions permit
    (please schedule by E-mail)
    QSL via LoTW, or direct to W6PQL. ADDED NOTES: Check out his
    pictures on Also, if you miss him this year, he will
    return next year.

    NA-036. Gabor, VE7JH, will be active from the VE7UF's contest station
    on Vancouver Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th)
    as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/All-Band/24-Hrs/Assisted entry. QSL
    via VE7JH, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL, ClubLog or LoTW.

    NA-137. "The Daily DX" reports that operator Bert, N4CW, and possibly
    Jim, W4TMO, are going to activate Bailey Island, Maine, as
    K1IMI on Saturday, July 24th, starting at 1200z and end after
    their local sunset. The duo will use a battery powered K3 and
    inverted V G5RV running 100 watts, probably all CW. Listen for
    them on 20 and later on 40 meters, possibly some 15 meters.
    QSL via LoTW or direct to N4CW.

    NA-151. Bo, OZ1DJJ, will once again be active as OX3LX from Tasiilaq
    Island (WW Loc. HP15EO), Greenland, between July 28th and
    August 13th. 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 Logs get
    uploaded to LoTW, ClubLog and sometimes eQSL. For more details
    and updates, watch or his Web page at:

    SA-092. (Update) Operators Markus/DJ4EL (PZ5GE), Sascha/PF9Z (PZ5SB)
    and Rico/PZ5JW will once again try to activate Pagegaaien
    Island (WW Loc. GJ15kv)as PZ5G between October 15-18th. Activity
    will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL PZ5G via LoTW
    or ClubLog.

    PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new <> 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......

    IS0, SARDINIA. Emil, DL8JJ, has been active as IS0/DL8JJ/M from Sardinia
    Island (EU-024) since July 15th, but he made a side trip on July 16th to
    Maddalena di Alghero Island (EU-165) as IS0/DL8JJ/P. Activity has been
    on various HF bands and he will be on Sardinia until July 24th. QSL via
    DL8JJ, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

    J6, ST. LUCIA. Bill, K9HZ, will once again be active as J68HZ from a
    villa at Labrelotte Bay, Castries, St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA L-1336),
    between August 21st and November 8th. Activity is usually on 160-2 meters
    using CW, SSB and FT8, including some contests. QSL J68HZ via LoTW, eQSL
    or direct to K9HZ (see No Bureau QSLs.

    JD1, OGASAWARA. Takashi "Tony", JH1FFW, will once again be active as
    JD1/JH1FFW from Ogasawara (AS-031) between August 21-25th. Activity will
    be on 40-6 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL via JH1FFW, by the Bureau (JARL),
    LoTW and eQSL.

    JW0W SVALBARD DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). Kenneth, LA7GIA, posted the following
    on FaceBook (, July 16th
    [edited]: "Guys are exited - dinghy landing with 30 x luggage, 300 l of
    fuel, 2 generators, 5 radios, 5 amplifiers, 2 tents, 2 huskys, food&drinks,
    enough ammunition, 2 rifles, enough warm clothes, personal beacon locator
    - just for fun at 78N! Prins Karls Forland island."
    JUST A REMINDER: Activity by the JW0W 2021 team from Prins Karls Forland
    (EU-063) will take place between the July 21st and July 26th. This will be
    a tent and generator trip into the Nature reserve west of Svalbard at 78N
    which requires a special permit and SAR insurance. The JW0W team consists
    of Allan/EA3HSO, Erwann/LB1QI, Gjermund/LA5GI, Kenneth/LA7GIA, Rune/LA7THA,
    Chris/LA8OM and Ronny (Security officer). Their main focus will be on
    40/30/20m (all modes) – and of course also other bands if propagation
    allows. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS (direct and by the Bureau), and direct QSL.
    The log will also be uploaded on LoTW. Visit their Web site at:

    OJ0, MARKET REEF. Pasi, OH3WS, will be active as OJ0WS from Market Reef
    (EU-053) between August 21-28th. Activity will be on various HF bands
    using CW. QSL via his home callsign.

    PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 19-25th).......
    Jul/19th LN Jul/22nd LN Jul/24th HN
    Jul/20th HN Jul/23rd HN Jul/25th AN
    Jul/21st LN

    ----------------- ------ -------- ------
    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:
    * DX.QSL.NET Propagation page:
    * A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
    * SolarHam Web page:
    * Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at:
    * Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) & National Oceanic and
    Atmospheric Adminisration (NOAA):
    * News and Information About The Sun-Earth Environment:
    * Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
    overseas locations are at:
    * Information and tutorials on propagation are at:
    * Graphic propagation tool by DR2W:
    * Point to point propagation at:
    * Real-time propagation at:
    * Also on Twitter:

    PZ, SURINAME (Update). Before and after their trip to Papagaaien Island
    (SA-092; see details above), operators Markus/DJ4EL and Sascha/PF9Z will
    be active as PZ5GE and PZ5SB, respectively from the mainland of Suriname
    (WW Loc. GJ25io) between October 9-23rd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters
    using SSB. QSL PZ5GE via ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. QSL PZ5SB via PF9Z by
    the Bureau or LoTW. For more details and updates, see:
    Also, watch under DJ4EL or Twitter:

    QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
    QSL-INFO from various sources provided by OPDX
    3Z6M via SP6IEQ (B/L/e) DL65ESSEN via DK1DM LY/OE3WMA via OE3WMA
    3Z9W via SP9EZM (L/e) DR60ANT via DL2VFR LZ950TM via LZ1KCP
    4K9W via DL6KVA (C[B/d]) EA6/EA3HSO via N4GNR OC200R via OA4B
    4L/DL7ZM via DL7ZM ED4YAK via EA4RCH OD5ET via EB7DX
    4O/YT2SMS via YT2SMS EM9WFF/P via EA5EL OE100CEN via OE4CEN
    5N/KE5GUR via KE5GUR FK8GX via F5MFV OE60ANT via OE3DMA
    5T5PA via PA5X HB9/DL1ASA via DL1ASA RA/DD7QJ via DD7QJ
    6Y5HN via EA5GL HF35BLP via SP7MJX S21RC via EB7DX
    9G5FI via DL1RTL HI3MRV via EA5GL SN9Y via SP9NBY
    9J2BS via EA5QL HI8S via EA5GL SO1980LL via SP8LKSR
    A62A via EA7FTR HI95RCD via RW6HS SV3SPC/P via (L/e)
    A71CT via EA7FTR HK3TK via F5CWU SV3SPD/P via (L/e)
    C6AYW via WA8Y K9R via K9GX TM108TDF via F8GGZ
    C6AZM via AC6ZM KI5JMO/VO1 via KI5JMO TM12M via F5FAB
    CM2RSV via EA5GL KP2/K0BZ via K0BZ V31MA via M0OXO
    CN8KD via EC5R KP4RV via EA5GL V32ZT via PT7ZT
    CN8LI via EA7FTR LU5FF via EB7DX V85A via EB7DX
    CO5LB via RW6HS LX/ON9TT via ON9TT Z81B via IZ0EGA
    CX1RL via EA5KB LX/SV2RUJ/P via SV2RUJ

    (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

    BX3AX/2 NEW QSL ROUTE. Cezar, VE3LYC, reports: Those who still need a
    QSL card for this operation carried out in early October 2014 from
    Juhua Island (AS-151), can request them now from Pedro (EA5GL), either
    direct or via the Bureau.

    E51WL QSL STATUS. Warwick, E51WL, reports on July 9th [edited]: "Ship
    came in today and we received a bag of mail. Mostly QSL cards for me,
    I see some dating back on postmark to very late last year! I shall
    process these cards over the next few days and should turn them around
    14th July. There is no need to send to me a card. But if you'd prefer
    to post, go ahead be my guest. Be warned, The snail moves slowly!" If
    you want to use Paypal for requests for confirmation of your QSO, it
    goes to ( with 3 USDs for up to 3 card(s). Please
    include the date of the QSO and all other info. Anything that is unclear,
    he will put it aside until later. Warwick states, "Of course I have no
    control over the postal routes, I process all requests for QSL cards
    and they go to the post office. After that, they are out of my hands,
    and I'm not responsible if they go astray in the postal system. There
    are a lot of stops along the way to far away places!!"


    QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 7M2PSC, 7Q7RU, A25RU, C92RU, RI0Q (AS-152) and
    PS8ET/P (SA-025)

    --- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
    send in their info....

    TF, ICELAND. Laurent, HB9HKE, will be active as TF/HB9HKE from Iceland
    between July 22nd and August 7th. His main trip will be for Paramotoring
    but operations will be on various HF bands using a LAB599 TX-500 w/10w,
    a DIY599 power amp (60W), and wire antenna for 20m. QSL via LoTW (pre-
    ferred), but will also use and eQSL. ADDED NOTE: View Laurent's
    YouTube video (about 14 minutes long) called Paramotor Adventure Iceland
    2020 reportage "Iceland from above" at:

    Also, visit his Web page at:

    TG, GUATEMALA. Steve, K4IM, is currently active as TG9AWS from just
    outside of Guatemala City until August 15th. Activity is on 40-6 meters
    using CW, SSB and the Digital modes with an Elecraft K3 w/KPA500 amp
    into End-fed 40m antenna and a R8 vertical. QSL via W3HNK, direct, LoTW
    or ClubLog's OQRS.

    TM21, FRANCE (Special Event). Operators Wil/F4ESV, Bernard/F5LPY and
    Phil/F8EFU will be active with the special callsign TM21MAB between July
    22nd and August 3rd. Activity is during the Grand Est Mondial Air Ballons
    2021 event ( from Chambley Airport
    between July 23rd and August 1st. Their operations will be on 160-6 meters
    using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. A special QSL card will be printed
    for this SES (special event station). QSL via direct (No IRCs), ClubLog,
    LoTW or by the Bureau (F5LPY). No eQSL.

    TM21, FRANCE (Reminder/Special Event). Members of the Radio Club du Val
    D'issole will activate TM21OG from Le Castellet, France, between July
    23rd and August 8th. Activity is to celebrate this year's Olympic Games
    in Japan. Operations will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, PSK, RTTY
    and FT8/FT4. QSL via F4GPB, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL, ClubLog or LoTW.

    YN, NICARAGUA. Rafael, NN3RP, is now active as YN2RP until August 15th.
    Activity could be from Granada, Somoto or San Juan del Sur. Operations
    will be on various HF bands (40/20/10m) and possibly some satellites
    using CW, SSB and FT8 with a FT-857D radio. QSL via NN3RP direct, eQSL
    or LoTW. No ClubLog.

    V84, BRUNEI (Special Event). Members of the Brunei Darussalam Amateur Radio
    Association (BDARA) will activate the special event station V84SKP to
    celebrate his Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzaddin Waddaulah
    Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien,
    Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam 75th Royal Birthday
    on the air between July 18th and July 24th. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10
    meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL only direct (via address on

    W0-W9, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Look for special event stations
    W0T through W9T to be active between August 1-8th. Activity is to celebrate
    the Worlds Largest Teapot (
    located in Chester, WV. This special event is to be coordinated with the
    Teapot Festival, on Saturday, August 7th. The operators will activate the
    special event stations throughout the week, and the W8T station will be
    active at the Teapot Festival. This will be a coordinated event with
    operators from all call areas operating. Callsigns in operation will be
    W1T, W2T, W3T, W4T, W5T, W6T, W7T, W8T, W9T and W0T. Also operating will
    be WV8HAT as a bonus station. This will be an all mode all band event and
    operators will be posting activations on cluster sites, please also spot
    them when you hear them. There will be a certificate available for this
    event. They do ask for a donation of 3 USDs to help offset costs of the
    certificates and postage. Log sheets will be available on their Web site.
    All contacts can qualify for the certificate. Contacting all 10 teapot
    stations qualifies as a full cup (clean sweep), or all 10 plus the bonus
    is a full pot. Send logs and certificate requests to: Justin Shaw,
    813 Washington Street Suite 207, Newell, WV 26050. For more details, see
    the Hancock Auxcomm Team's Web page at:

    YASME NEWS (Press Release, dated July 13th). YASME FOUNDATION SUPPORTING
    GRANT TO MARANYUNDO SCHOOL IN RWANDA -- The Board of Directors of the
    Yasme Foundation is pleased to announce that it has made an additional
    grant to the Maranyundo School and their Makerspace program. This grant
    provides access to material from ARRL's Virtual Teachers Institute, and
    funds to purchase material and supplies for classroom experiments. Earlier
    this year Yasme supplied the school with amateur radio related books for
    classroom use.

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


    ZC, UK BASE AREAS ON CYPRUS. Phil, M7CBK/2E0VYG, is now active as ZC4CBK
    from Akrotiri, Cyprus SBA (WW Loc. KM64LN). He states, "I will be operating
    this callsign on a regular basis until October '21, and from there again
    on future visits to this beautiful island. My main interests are HF Digital
    Modes, and I will be primarily operating FT4 and FT8 modes on 20m using
    my Icom IC-705, this feeds a homebrew dipole via a SOTABeams 1:1 balun.
    I plan to also get up and running on 2m to allow me to use the RV48 (FM)
    and RV51 (DStar) repeaters in the Troodos Mountains." QSL via EB7DX.

    ZV32, BRAZIL (Special Event). MOR, PT7ZT, is now active as ZV32ZT from
    Eusébio - Ceara until August 13th. Activity is to commemorate the 32nd
    Olympic Games of Tokyo, Japan. Operations will be on SSB and the Digital
    modes. QSL via PT7ZT, direct or LoTW.

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