Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1527

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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1527

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Bulletin No. 1527
    BID: $OPDX.1527
    August 16, 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, W3BTX, W3UR & The Daily DX, W4VQ,
    W5JON, N6PSE, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, CE3FZL, DL1SBF, DL7UXG
    & The DX News Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles
    DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, International DX Press, LA7GIA, LB1QI,
    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..Tick..Tick..Tick..Tick

    DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
    week of Sunday, 8th-August, through Sunday, 15th-August there were 206
    countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
    4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G,
    9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3,
    C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, E7,
    EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM,
    FO, FR, 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, JY, K, KG4, KH0,
    KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK,
    OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST,
    SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2,
    UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE,
    XW, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, 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".

    3X, GUINEA. A few sources are reporting that Jean-Philippe, F1TMY (J28PJ),
    will be active as 3X2021 (interesting and correct callsign) from Guinea
    by the end of September. He is reportedly having "some problems with the
    container from Djibouti to Guinea." Currently there are no other details
    available.

    3Y0 BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). WOW!!! Earlier in the week
    who would of thought that we would see "3" (yes three!!) Bouvet DXpeditions
    being planned for the next three years (2021/2022/2023). However, this
    all changed by August 12th, with one team canceling their plans for 2023
    (see 2023 below).
    For the DX community, this is still great news to have two planned DX-
    peditions to Bouvet Island (DXCC's second most wanted entity) to take
    place during the next two years. Here is the current breakdown (as we
    know so far), by year, on the upcoming Bouvet Island operations:
    2021 -- The Rebel DX Group is still reporting that they will be active
    this year from Bouvet Island (AN-002) as 3Y0I. The group's leader
    Dom, 3Z9DX, states that the team will make a second DXpedition
    attempt to Bouvet Island sometime in late 2021. The group's first
    attempt failed in March 2019 due to unrepairable damage to the
    ship's communication equipment. Currently, details about their
    planned operation is very quiet and not publicized. Their Web
    pages, FaceBook Pages and Twitter page are still active at
    (some not updated): https://bouvetoya.org
    https://www.facebook.com/bouvetoya.org
    http://jouban.jp/3y0i_ja (For JA stations)
    https://twitter.com/Bouvetoyaorg
    https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup
    https://www.rebeldxgroup.com

    2022 -- The 3Y0J Group has announced on August 8th, that Kenneth/LA7GIA
    (Co-Leader), Rune/LA7THA (Co-Leader) and Erwann/LB1QI (Co-Leader)
    have found a vessal with a proven track record and experienced
    polar crew that will take them to Bouvet in November 2022. The
    vessel is MARAMA: https://maramaexpeditions.com/en/sailboat-marama
    They have assembled a team of 12 operators and plan to spend 20
    days around Bouvet. The QTH at Bouvetøya (Bouvet) will be "Cape
    Fie" at the South East part of the island, the only feasible part
    where a DXpedition can safely setup the camp on rocky ground.
    They will not set camp on the glacier. Current list of operators
    are: Kenneth/LA7GIA, Rune/LA7THA, Erwann/LB1QI, Gjermund/LB5GI,
    Adrian/KO8SCA, Laci/HA0NAR, Dima/RA9USU, Bill/KO7SS (Physician),
    Sandro/VE7NY, Axel/DL6KVA, Mike/AB5EB (Physician) and one other
    to be announced. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including
    60/30/17/12m, using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8/FT4. Frequencies are
    posted on their Web page. QSL via M0OXO, direct, OQRS (direct/
    Bureau) or LoTW. Do NOT request via the normal Bureau card
    services as these will NOT be answered. Only use the OQRS online
    service. Option for free bureau cards will be activated at the
    end when all other cards have been sent out. The team is looking
    for funding. Sponsors who donate 50 USDs or more PRIOR to the
    DXpedition start will have their QSL card sent directly, as
    well as LoTW confirmation. There is no need to do anything if
    you are a sponsor of the DXpedition. The timing of the QSL
    cards and LoTW will be processed according to Sponsor level.
    For more details and updates, watch: https://www.3y0j.no
    Kenneth, LA7GIA, reports on August 11th: We're happy to
    announce that InnovAntenna and WIMO have renewed their sponsor-
    ship for 3Y0J and will supply us with all the Yagis. Thank you!
    We will have several tribanders on 20-15-10, several dual
    banders on 17-12 and a monobander on 20m.
    They will start manufacturing a unique Yagi specifically
    designed for Bouvet - it wil be named "DXR-3 Bouvet" and will
    be available for sale to all DXers! We're proud of having a
    yagi connected to our DXpedition! Let's make it happen!
    https://www.innovantennas.com/en/
    https://int.wimo.com/en/
    https://www.3y0j.no/corporatesponsors
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/3093983840726129

    2023 -- The Intrepid-DX Group announced on August 3rd that their DX-
    pedition to Bouvet Island was back on and that they have found
    a suitable/affordable vessel willing to take them to Bouvet.
    However, this all changed by August 12th. Paul, N6PSE, sent
    out the following on that date [edited]: Dear DX Community,
    We now find ourselves the #3 team in line to go to Bouvet.
    This recent development is not comfortable for us so we are
    now re-examining the Top Ten most wanted DXCC entities with a
    plan to redirect our efforts to an activation that will be most
    beneficial for everyone.
    We are now closing our plans to visit Bouvet, however we
    plan to activate a different rare and much needed entity in
    January/February 2023. That is now our focus.
    Watch for more updates on this exciting new project.
    We wish our former 3Y0J Teammates a safe and productive
    journey to Bouvet.

    Thank you,
    The Intrepid-DX Group
    http://www.intrepid-dx.com

    3Y0Z PRESENTATION -- A Central Arizona DX Association (CADXA) August
    2021 program by Glenn Johnson, W0GJ, called "The Good, The Bad,
    & The Ugly" is now available and the video is about 51 minutes
    long. It can be viewed on YouTube.com at:


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    5X, UGANDA. YL Elvira, IV3FSG, will be active as 5X3R from Uganda between
    now and September 2nd. Usually, activity will be limited to her spare time
    on 80-10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK31. She is there working on a pro-
    ject for the Informatici Senza Frontiere ONLUS. She is looking for some
    financial support. QSL via IK2DUW, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog.

    7B76/8B76, INDONESIA (Special Event). Look for special event stations
    7B76RDK and 8B76RDK to be active on August 16th, by the ORARI local
    Karawang District. Activity is to celebrate the 75th anniversary of
    the Republic of Indonesia independence. Operations will be on 40/20/15/2
    meters usin CW, SSB, RTTY, FM and FT8.

    8A63, INDONESIA (Special Event). To celebrate the 63th anniversary of
    Bali Provincial Government, members of the ORARI Daerah Bali will activate
    the special callsign 8A63BALI from Bali Island (OC-022) between August
    20-22nd. QSL via eQSL or direct. Their schedule is as follows:
    August 20th -- On 2 Meter Band (145.550.00 MHz) starting from 1000 UTC
    August 21st -- On 40 Meter Band; Phone (7135 kHz) starting from 0200 UTC
    and RTTY (7040-7047 kHz) starting from 1000 UTC
    August 22nd -- On 80 Meter Band; Phone (3870 kHz) starting from 0800 UTC

    For more details, see: https://oraridaerahbali.com/2021/08/06/juklak-ses-8a63bali

    ARRL NEWS ALERT (Following Earthquake in Haiti, Radio Amateurs Asked to
    Keep Frequencies Clear). In a statement received by ARRL on August 14, 2021,
    Region 2 of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU-R2) has requested
    that radio amateurs in the Americas keep the following frequencies clear
    to support emergency communications in Haiti following an earthquake this
    morning: 3750 kHz, 7150 kHz and 14330 kHz. The statement came from IARU-R2
    Emergency Coordinator (EMCOR) Carlos Alberto Santamaría González, CO2JC.
    According to preliminary information from the United States Geological
    Survey (USGS), a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on August 14, 2021,
    at 1229 UTC, about 12 kilometers northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud and 33
    kilometers to the east-northeast of Les Cayes, Haiti; 18.352 degrees north
    and 73.4801 degrees west at a depth of 10 km.
    Mr. Jean-Robert Gaillard, HH2JR, President of the Radio Club of Haiti,
    reported significant structural damage.
    International news reports fear high casualties.

    C6, BAHAMAS. Richard, NN2T (C6AHB), is reporting on QRZ.com that a "New
    Bimini DXpedition" (NA-048) will take place between October 27th and
    November 3rd. Activity will be before and after the CQWW DX SSB Contest
    (October 30-31st). If you are interested in joining the team, contact
    Richard at: Richard@NN2T.com

    CB7, CHILE (LH Op). Look for station CB7C from Punta Corona Lighthouse
    (ARLHS CHI-013, ILLW CL0020, WLOTA LH-0750, WW Loc. FE38BF, IOTA SA-018)
    in the Los Lagos Region to be on the air between August 20-22nd. Activity
    will be on all bands using SSB, C4FM and FT-8. QSL Manager is CE6TTL. QSL
    via direct, eQSL or LoTW. For more details, see QRZ.com.

    E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Pete, ZL4TE, is expected to be active as E51RMP
    from South Cook Islands sometime in October. Activity will be holiday
    style on QRP on various HF bands and some VHF Digimodes using CW and SSB
    with a Yaesu FT817. QSL via his home callsign.

    EM30, UKRAINE (Special Event). Look for special event station EM30LUA
    to be active to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's Independence.
    QSL via UR6LF. QSOs are good towards the "UKRAINA-30" award. For details,
    see: http://uarl.com.ua

    HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Fred/DL5YM and his XYL Tina/DL5YL will once again be
    active as HB0/DL5YM and HB0/DL5YL, respectively, from Masescha (Chalet
    Wanni) between September 5-28th. Activity is usually limited because they
    will be hiking during the daytime hours. Operations will be on 160-6
    meters using mostly CW, with some SSB and RTTY. Watch for some activity
    in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 25-26th). QSL via their home call-
    signs, direct, by the DARC Bureau or ClubLog.

    HK0, SAN ANDREAS ISLAND (Update/QRT). Pedro, HK3X (ex-HK3JJH), informed
    OPDX that he was going QRT on August 9th (the day after last week's bul-
    letin went out). So, HK0/HK3X is now QRT. Later in the week, he wrote to
    us again with a wrap-up report [translated/edited]: "I was on a short
    expedition in San Andres Islands with my equipment to operate FT8 only.
    The propagation was poor, but I managed to do about 1000 QSOs which will
    be QSLed by my friend JH1AJT. The island is IOTA NA-033, and I have oper-
    ated with my new callsign HK3X portable HK0 which is allowed within Co-
    lombia saying the area where it is located (from 0 to 9). My equipment
    has a Icom IC-7300 w/100W and dipole antennas for the different bands.
    Due to my age (84 years old) I am no longer in the same conditions as I
    was before and you must remember, in many islands of the Caribbean and
    the Pacific we have confirmed with paper QSL as it was done before. I
    was staying in a village house (not on a beach or tent) and my home-made
    dipoles worked quite well. The Grid Loc. EK92dx. Very little FT8 has
    been activated from this island, and I wanted to help those who needed
    this new QSO." QSL via JH1AJT.

    ILLW 2021 (Reminder). The 24th International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend
    (ILLW) will takes place between 0001z, August 21st and 2400z, August 22nd.
    As of August 13th, there are 291 registered Lighthouse/Lightship stations
    listed at: https://illw.net/index.php/entrants-list-2021
    For more details about this year's event, see: https://illw.net/

    IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
    week between August 9-14th (as per the DXCluster):

    IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
    ------ ---------- ------------- ------------
    AF-004 EA8AM CANARY 20m; SSB
    AF-004 EA8DHA/P CANARY 20m; SSB
    AF-004 EG8HKT CANARY 20m; SSB
    AF-014 CT3IQ MADEIRA 20m; SSB
    AF-016 FR5CB REUNION 17m; SSB
    AF-019 IG9ITO PELAGIE 40m; SSB
    AF-022 ZD7FT ST HELENA 17m; SSB
    AF-032 5I3B Zanzibar 20m; CW/FT8
    AF-032 5I3W Zanzibar 20m; SSB
    AF-049 3B8BAL MAURITIUS 20m; CW
    AF-049 3B8BAP MAURITIUS 30m; FT8
    AS-007 JA0VZT/P HONSHU 40m; FT8
    AS-007 JF1EHM HONSHU 17m; SSB
    AS-007 JH7MQD HONSHU 40m; SSB
    AS-020 BX6ABC TAIWAN 30m; FT8
    EU-002 OH0JV ALAND 17m; FT8
    EU-003 CU2CO EASTERN 20m; SSB
    EU-004 EA6/EA3HSO BALEARIC 20m; CW
    EU-004 EA6VQ BALEARIC 20m; FT8
    EU-005 2M0LLU GREAT BRITAIN 40m; FT8
    EU-005 G4AKC/P GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
    EU-005 G4KHG GREAT BRITAIN 20m; FT4
    EU-005 GM2TT GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
    EU-005 M3RZO GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
    EU-005 MM0TDS GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
    EU-005 MW0KCB/P GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
    EU-017 IW4EBS/ID9 SALINA 20m; SSB
    EU-018 OY1DZ FAROE 20m; FT8
    EU-018 OY5ET FAROE 20m; FT8
    EU-023 H1CJ MALTA 17m; SSB
    EU-028 IK1MNF/IA5 TOSCANA (TUSCANY) REGION 20m; SSB
    EU-028 IA5/IZ2AJE TOSCANA (TUSCANY) REGION 40m; SSB
    EU-029 OV1CDX SJAELLAND 40m; CW
    EU-029 OZ1RH SJAELLAND 40m; FT8
    EU-042 DK8OL SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN STATE NORTH WEST 20m; CW
    EU-047 DJ4EL/p Mellum 40/20m; SSB
    EU-048 F4COO/P Belle-Ile en Mer 20m; SSB
    EU-057 DO1TBE/P MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN STATE 80/15/10m; SSB
    EU-067 SZ200ERS KYKLADES 20m; CW
    EU-115 EI2KC IRELAND 40m; FT8
    EU-115 GI0LDI IRELAND 20m; SSB
    EU-128 DL5XL/P Warder 30m; FT8
    EU-131 IK3PQH/P VENETO REGION 40/20m; SSB
    EU-149 ES2TT/1 Aegna 40/30m; CW/SSB
    EU-153 RC3P/1 WHITE SEA COAST WEST 20m; CW
    EU-175 CU3AK CENTRAL 40m; FT8
    EU-177 7S5A SODERMANLAND/OSTERGOTLAND COUNTY 30m; CW
    NA-005 VP9EE BERMUDA 40/30/17m; CW
    NA-022 VP2ETE ANGUILLA 20m; SSB
    NA-029 VY2WW PRINCE EDWARD 20m; SSB
    NA-067 WA2TMF/4 NORTH CAROLINA STATE EAST 20m; SSB
    NA-096 HH2JA HISPANIOLA 20m; FT8
    NA-097 6Y5HN JAMAICA 20m; FT8
    NA-099 KP4YB PUERTO RICO 20m; SSB
    NA-099 NP3XF PUERTO RICO 20m; FT8
    NA-135 XE3BGM CAMPECHE STATE 17m; SSB
    NA-137 K1M MAINE STATE WEST 20m; SSB
    NA-249 KP3RE PUERTO RICO'S COASTAL 20m; SSB
    OC-001 VK6IR Australia 20m; SSB
    OC-006 VK7AC TASMANIA 40m; FT8
    OC-013 E51JD Rarotonga 20m; SSB
    OC-016 3D2USU VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 17m; FT8
    OC-019 WH6S HAWAIIAN 20m; FT8
    OC-088 9M8DEN BORNEO 20m; SSB
    SA-011 9Z4Y TRINIDAD 20m; CW
    SA-036 P41E ARUBA 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).

    AF-032. Operators Josep/EA3BT and XYL Nuria/EA3WL will be active as
    5I3B and 5I3W, respectively from Zanzibar Island, Tanzania,
    until August 26th. Activity will be holiday style during their
    spare time on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL both
    callsigns via EA3BT, OQRS or by the Bureau. A short video
    (just under 12 mins. long) on YouTube.com is available at:


    AS-117. Kenji, JA4GXS, will be active as JA4GXS/4 from Kasado Island
    on August 21st, between 0700-2200z. Activity will be on 40/
    20/17 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via his home callsign,
    direct or by the Bureau.

    EU-029/ Eddy, DM5JBN, will be active as OV5N/P from Fyn Island (EU-172),
    EU-172. and then Sjaelland (EU-029), between August 16-18th. Activity
    will be on various HF bands using an Elecraft KX3 and a 12m
    GPA only on CW/FT8. QSL via DM5JBN, direct, by the Bureau,
    eQSL or LoTW.

    EU-047. Markus, DJ4EL, was expected to be active as DJ4EL/p from
    Mellum Island (GIA N-10) this past weekend (August 14-15th).
    This will be the first DXpedition ever from the uninhabited
    island. Activity was to be just one hour each on 40 & 20m
    SSB.

    EU-048. Christophe, F4COO, is now active as F4COO/p from Belle-Ile
    en Mer until August 22nd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters
    using a FT-450 into a G5RV. Listen for QSL info.

    EU-128. Operators Holger/DL5XAT and Felix/DL5XL were expected to be
    active as DL5XAT/p and DL5XL/p from Warder Island in the Baltic
    Sea (DID O-32, GMA DAI/SH-008, Grid Loc. JO54NK) between
    August 14-15th. Activity was to be on all HF bands using CW
    and SSB. QSL via LoTW, by the Bureau, or direct.

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

    IS0, SARDINIA. Alessio, IU5MOT, will be active as IS0/IU5MOT between
    now and August 26th. QSL via eQSL. NO other details provided.

    IS0, SARDINIA. Richard, OK8WW (OM2TW), will be active as IS0/OM2TW during
    CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/80m entry. QSL via
    OM2FY.

    J8, ST. VINCENT. Brian, GW4DVB, who just finished his operation from
    here on July 31st, announced on his Web page that he will once again
    return in April 2022 (specific dates not mentioned). He will be active
    as J88PI from Palm Island (aka Prune Island, WW Loc. FK92HO, IOTA NA-025),
    in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Island group. Usual activity will
    be holiday style on 40/20/17/15/10/6 meters using CW, SSB, SSTV and FT8.
    He usually uses a Yaesu FT991A into a 10m vertical antenna, a M0CVO HW-40HP
    off center fed dipole and possibly new antennas. QSL via GW4DVB direct
    only (PayPal available) to: PO Box 20:20, Llanharan, Pontyclun, Wales -
    UK CF72 9ZA. For more details and updates, check: http://www.g4dvb.co.uk
    ADDED NOTE: Palm Island is an exclusive, private-island resort. This
    idyllic tropical hideaway is situated near the southern tip of St. Vincent
    and the Grenadines, an idyllic archipelago of 32 tropical islands and
    cays known for its stunning natural beauty, clear, warm waters and turtles.

    JD1, OGASAWARA (Reminder). 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.

    OH0, ALAND ISLANDS. Members of the Barlinecki Klub Krotkofalowcow PZK
    (called the SP1KRF Team) will be active as OH0KRF from Aland Island
    (EU-002) between August 23-29th. Operators mentioned are Wies/SP1EG,
    Zibi/SP1F, Smolen/SP1IVL, Janusz/SP3VAX, Rafal/SP1Z and Wojtek/SQ1WO.
    Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, FT8/FT4 and RTTY. QSL
    via SP1KRF.

    OH0, ALAND ISLANDS. Roger, SM7RYR, will be active as OH0/SM7RYR from
    Eckerö Aland Islands (EU-002) sometime this month. Activity will be CW
    using a Yaesu FT-891 into a ground-plane vertical. QSL only via LoTW.

    OJ0, MARKET REEF (Reminder). 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.

    PJ7, SINT MAARTEN (Update/Callsign Change). After his St. Kitts (V4)
    operation [see OPDX.1521], John, W5JON/V47JA, will be going to Sint
    Maartrn between October 18-23rd, and be active as PJ7JA (not PJ7/W5JON
    as first reported). His radio equipment is a Yaesu FT-891, Elecraft
    KPA-500 Amplifier and dipoles. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using
    SSB and FT8. ALL QSLs go to W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.

    PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 16-2nd).......
    Aug/16th HN Aug/19th AN Aug/21st AN
    Aug/17th HN Aug/20th AN Aug/22nd AN
    Aug/18th 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

    QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
    QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu) (August 15th)
    QSL-INFO from various sources provided by OPDX
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    4L8A via M0OXO HB0/HB9BXQ/P via HB9BXQ RA90FA via RV1CC
    4S6RSP via EA5GL HC1HC via NE8Z RK90FA via RN3RQ
    4U1A via UA3DX HC5DX via W3HNK RL90FA via RN3RQ
    4X90FA via RN3RQ HF55BRP via SP9BRP (L) RM90FA via RN3RQ
    5T5PA via PA5X HK0/HK3X via JH1AJT RO90FA via RN3RQ
    5Z4PA via EA5GL HP3SS via AC2OV RU90FA via RN3RQ
    9A/OT2J/P via ON8JJ HS18IARU via E21EIC RW90FA via RN3RQ
    9G5AF via EA5GL HZ1XB via IZ8CLM S5230OW via S51LY
    CO8LY via CT1FMX II4MWS via IQ4FE S5230P via S52P
    D44PM via IZ4DPV IK1TTD/IM0 via IK1TTD SV3/YT5R via YT5R
    DL0IBF via DK1BH IT9/ON4ENL via ON4ENL SV8/IK6QON via IK6QON
    DP44WCA via DF6EX JW/LB1RH via LB1RH SV8/SV2CNE via SV2CNE
    DP90JMT via DL2VFR K0B via KO0A TM1CY via F5PBL
    DR50AGCW via DL1DXL K1M via KC1LKO TM54TDL via F4IVC
    EA8/DL2MDU via DL2MDU KP2B via EB7DX V51LZ via EA5GL & (L)
    EA8/N2TA via RN3RQ KP2BH via EB7DX V85A via EB7DX
    EG7SCC via EA7HBC (e) LZ/OK6DJ via OK6DJ VP9EE via OZ2I
    EG8HKT via EG8HKT (e) LZ9X via LZ1JH W0L via RN3RQ
    EM90FA via RN3RQ OA7/DL1CW via DL1CW W0M via K9ZTV
    EM90QFA via RN3RQ OD5VB via EA5GL (d) YO/SQ9MDF/P via SQ9MDF
    EO30W via UR5WQ OE/HA5DDX via UR5DDX ZS4JAN via EA5GL (d/L)
    ES5/OK1FWG/P via OK1FWG OH2/DL2VFR via DL2VFR ZY2FTDMC via PP2CS & (L)
    ES90FA via RN3RQ OQ4U via ON4AMX & (L)
    GB75ISWL via G6XOU OR40NOL via ON6NL

    (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

    U.S. POSTAGE GOING UP. On May 28th, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS)
    announced that they will increase "Postal Rate" starting August 29th.
    Look for "First Class" mail (1 oz.) to go from .55 to .58 and "Out-
    bound International Letters" (1 oz.) to go from $1.20 to $1.30. For
    more detail, see:
    https://about.usps.com/newsroom/nat...ceeds-with-request-for-postal-rate-change.htm

    *** SLIM PICK'IN THIS WEEK!!!
    QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: CT1FSG, CU2CO, DA0T, F4AIF, J20EE, L65W (SA-065),
    OK1CF, OP0HQ, PI4AMF, VE9MY, VK6XI and ZS1SJ

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: C92RU, KL7FBI (NA-037), R6KA, RI0Q (AS-152)
    and TG9ADM

    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....

    SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special event station N3U/Flt93 (N3U/United
    Flight 93) to be activated once again between September 9-14th, to remind
    "Amateur Radio Operators World-Wide" of the tragic events that happened
    near Shanksville (Pa), New York City and Washington DC, on September 11th,
    2001. This will be the 11th year for N3U and this memorial operation.
    Bob, W3BTX (Trustee W3PN/P41USA/N3U), informs OPDX, "N3U was 1st activated
    in 2010 and has continued every year since. We also ran a special Aruba
    call P41USA for several years but COVID 19 got in the way." QSL via club
    callsign W3PN (QRZ.com) if needed. LoTW will also be used for logging
    all digital and most SSB and CW. Will also try to spot on DX Summit.

    STOP THE RUMORS! Randy, WW6RG, was not on a boat operating from the
    following islands: Wake Island, Diego Garcia, Kwajalein Atoll or Ascension
    Island. He states, "I am an airline pilot and I don't typically carry a
    boat with me on the aircraft." View four photos (on the NODXA FaceBook page)
    from Randy's operating positions on each island at:
    https://www.facebook.com/NorthernOhioDxAssociation

    SV5, DODECANESE. Claudio, HB9OAU, will be active as SV5/HB9OAU from Kar-
    pathos Island (EU-001) between September 4-16th. Activity will be holiday
    style on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using SSB, RTTY and FT8, with a
    Yaesu FT-991A into an End-Fed antenna. QSL via HB9OAU, direct (w/SAE &
    3 USDs), by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.

    TC, TURKEY (LH Op). Members of the Tango Alfa Ham Radio Club (YM1KE)
    will activate the callsign TC1LHS from Rumeli Karaburun Lighthouse (ILLW
    TR0002) during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW)
    between August 20-22nd. The Rumeli Karaburun Lighthouse is located at
    the northwest of Istanbul and is the third most powerful lighthouse
    in the world as the light intensity.

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    DX Mailing Lists. The weekly bulletin (issue # from the OPDX Web page URL)
    is also posted on the following Media pages:
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