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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1530

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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1530

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Bulletin No. 1530
    BID: $OPDX.1530
    September 6th, 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, W4DTA/YV5DTA,
    W4VQ, K7BHM, 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, 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???"

    DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
    week of Sunday, 29th/August, through Sunday, 5th/September there were 203
    countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
    4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H,
    9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE,
    CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, 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, FR,
    FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP,
    HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6,
    KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY,
    OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV,
    SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK,
    UN, UR, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP6, 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,
    ZL7, ZP, ZS

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

    3B8, MAURITIUS. Operators Olof/G0CKV, Kazu/JK3GAD, Denny/KX7M, Jamie/
    M0SDV and Oliver/W6NV will be active as 3B8M from Roches Noires during
    the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as Multi-Multi entry. The team
    will be active "a few days before and after" the contest. QSL via M0OXO.

    3D2/C, CONWAY REEF. The Rebel DX Group reported the following on their
    FaceBook page (, dated September
    2nd [edited]: Good news -- Finally after months of negotiations we finally
    received the Navy's permission to leave the main island of Viti Levu by
    one of our yachts here during the covid restrictions. Situation in Fiji
    is not easy, but we are going forward with the projects. During the next
    2 weeks we will set sail to Conway Reef. 3D2CR license will be renewed.
    This time will be one man expedition (ed. operator is most likely Dom,
    3Z9DX), and a hard test before our plans for Bouvet 3Y0I in December 2021.
    Just to remind you in 2019 our 2 man team did over 33,000+ QSOs in 8 days
    and made new world best score QSO/Day/Operator.
    More update soon.....

    3Y0J BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. The following are press releases:
    * Press Release #5; dated August 30th, from the 3Y0J Team (3Y0J DX-
    pedition to Bouvet Island, November 2022 )[edited]. We are happy to
    announce that Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) has voted to
    grant 100,000 USDs to the upcoming 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet. This is
    an all-time high donation and matches the previous donation given to
    Bouvet projects. The 3Y0J team is very grateful and honored in the
    trust NCDXF has shown by supporting our project.
    The DXpedition will be carried out by "Amateur Radio DXpeditions",
    a Norwegian non-profit organization created for the purpose of con-
    ducting DXpeditions. With an overall budget of 650,000 USDs this will
    be the most expensive DXpedition ever. With the NCDXF donation we hope
    to succeed in the fund-raising as our first payment milestone for the
    vessel contract is approaching. By end October we will pay 30% of the
    vessel contract, and by that time we must have regained confidence that
    we can succeed financially. We critically need upfront donations to be
    able to make it. While we have a solid plan, a "young and strong team",
    a dedicated crew and vessel Marama – we need your upfront support to go
    there and make 120,000 QSOs from Cape Fie at Bouvet.
    Donations to the 3Y0J project can be done through PayPal on our
    website or by bank wire transfer.
    We wish to recognize and thank the Northern California DX Foun-
    dation as the Lead Sponsor for our 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet. Without
    the support of the NCDXF, operations to the world's rarest entities
    would be difficult.
    You can follow our plans from our website and the 3Y0J Facebook
    Thank you,
    Ken Opskar,  LA7GIA, Co-Leader 
    Rune Oye,  LA7THA, Co-Leader 
    Erwann  Merrien,  LB1QI, Co-Leader 

    * ADDED NOTE FROM ERWANN, LB1QI (dated August 31st): For those who are
    current member of NCDXF (contribution within the last 12 months), your
    directed $250 or greater donation may be tax deductible (consult your
    tax accountant). Formally, NCDXF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corpor-
    ation. Contributions from U.S. taxpayers may be tax advantaged.
    Simply contact (dongreenbaum at for details on how to
    submit your donation for 3Y0J.
    Let's make it together!

    * NCDXF PRESS RELEASE; date August 30th [edited]: The Northern California
    DX Foundation is pleased to announce it is granting 100,000 USDs to the
    3Y0J 2022 Bouvet Island DXpedition planned for November 2022. Bouvet
    Island is #2 on the ClubLog Most Wanted List world-wide.
    DXpeditions to rare entities like Bouvet Island that are so remote
    are becoming more expensive and more logistically challenging, a trend
    that we believe will continue. Hopefully this major DXpedition marks
    the return of DXpeditions to some of the entities at the top of the
    most needed DXCC list in this new solar cycle and in the post-pandemic
    world. ( has the details of the 2022 Bouvet Island
    NCDXF's primary purpose is to help fund well-organized DXpeditions
    to desirable DXCC entities like Bouvet Island. During the last 49years,
    NCDXF has granted nearly 1.2 million USDs to hundreds of DXpeditions –
    helping to put an "all-time-new-one" (ATNO) in the log and make DX
    happen for thousands of DXers worldwide. The credit for these large
    grants goes to the NCDXF contributors, individuals and clubs who
    support the DX community. Without those contributions, DXpeditions
    to entities like Bouvet or other desirable locations would not be
    If you agree with the importance of NCDXF's work, and if you are not
    a current contributor, we hope you will become one today by clicking
    here ( Your contribution will continue to help
    make DX happen. You can also support future DXpeditions by including
    the NCDXF Cycle 25 Fund in your estate plan.
    We wish the 3Y0J Bouvet Island DXpedition team a safe and very
    successful trip to the Island next year.
    73, Ned Stearns, AA7A
    NCDXF Vice President

    * Ken Opskar, LA7GIA, reported on September 2nd [edited]: INDEXA has
    voted to grant 15,000 USDs to our Bouvet DXpedition! This is the
    largest donation ever. Thank you! It is donations like this that
    enable teams to activate the rarest entities.
    73, 3Y0J team
    INDEXA's Web page:

    * Ken Opskar, LA7GIA, reported on September 1st [edited]: We're pleased
    to announce that FEDXP (Far East DX-Ploiters) on behalf of all JA DXers
    have voted to grant 5000 USDs to 3Y0J! It is donations like this that
    makes a Bouvet DXpedition possible! JA remains a very important target
    for 3Y0J team - we will do whatever we can to put as many JA DXers in
    the log!
    73, 3Y0J team
    FEDXP's Web page:

    5B, CYPRUS. Paul, SA6PIS, will be active as 5B/SA6PIS from Fig Tree Bay,
    a sandy beach resort of Protaras, Cyprus, between October 19-31st. Activity
    is a holiday expedition for the WWFF award using a portable station. QSL
    via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

    6E1, MEXICO (Special Event). To commemorate the 211th anniversary of the
    Grito de Dolores (1821) and the 200th anniversary of the Consummation of
    the Independence of Mexico (2021), look for special event callsign 6I1M
    to be active between September 10-27th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10
    meters using CW, SSB, FT8/FT4, Echolink (XE1SOV-L) and DMR (TG 33456).
    Operators mentioned are Andres/XE1SGW, David/XE1DRM, Diego/XE1DVC, Gerardo/
    XE1SVT, Ismael/XE1AY, Maria/XE1LOV, Patricia/XE1SPM, Ricardo/XE1ELI and
    Ricardo/XE1SY. QSL via XE1SPM. NO Bureau.

    7Z91/8Z91/HZ91, SAUDI ARABIA (Special Event). By the time you read this,
    special event stations 7Z91ND, 8Z91ND and HZ91ND will be active to cele-
    brate the 91st anniversary the "Unification Day for the Kingdom of Saudi
    Arabia" and "Saudi National Day" (September 23rd). The SES stations will
    be active until September 25th. There will be three free electronically
    awards (Gold/Silver/Bronze) available by E-mail upon request. QSL all
    callsigns via HZ1SAR (Saudi Amateur Radio Society).

    D6, COMOROS. Janusz, SP9FIH, announced that he and Leszek/SP6CIK will be
    active as D60AC and D60AD, respectively, from Moroni, Comoros, later in
    the month. It took 3 months to get their licenses. QSL via their home
    callsigns or via ClubLog (preferred). Look for more details to be forth-
    coming in the coming weeks. Watch:

    DQ850, GERMANY (Special Event). Members of the DARC local association
    Schwerin (V14) have activated the special callsign DQ850DOM to celebrate
    the 850th anniversary of the first consecration of the Schwerin Cathedral.
    Activity will last until November 30th, with operations on 160 meters and
    up including the QO-100 Satellite using CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8 and other
    Digital modes. A free downloadable diplomas (Gold/Silver/Bronze) are
    available free of charge in PDF format. See for details. QSLs
    will be automatically sent via the Bureau after the activity - PLEASE
    do not send your own QSL! Logs will be uploaded to DCL and ClubLog.

    DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has
    been updated on ClubLog as of September 4th. The list contains 340 entities.
    The following are the top 26 entities:
    1. P5 DPRK (North Korea) 14. KH4 Midway Island
    2. 3Y/B Bouvet Island 15. ZS8 Prince Edward & Marion Islands
    3. FT5/W Crozet Island 16. PY0S Saint Peter and Paul Rocks
    4. BS7H Scarborough Reef 17. PY0T Trindade & Martim Vaz Islands
    5. CE0X San Felix Islands 18. KP5 Desecheo Island
    6. BV9P Pratas Island 19. SV/A Mount Athos
    7. KH7K Kure Island 20. VP8S South Sandwich Islands
    8. KH3 Johnston Island 21. KH5 Palmyra & Jarvis Islands
    9. 3Y/P Peter 1 Island 22. ZL9 New Zealand Subantarctic Islands
    10. FT5/X Kerguelen Island 23. EZ Turkmenistan
    11. FT/G Glorioso Island 24. FK/C Chesterfield Island
    12. VK0M Macquarie Island 25. YK Syria
    13. YV0 Aves Island 26. JD/M Minami Torishima

    There have been no changes in the "Top 26" since we last reported
    back on August 2nd. The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list
    (340) is available at:

    F, FRANCE. Marc, F6HQP, will be active as F6HQP/P from islands counting
    for the DIFM award (Tatihou MA002, Fort de la Hougue MA007, Fort de l'îlet
    MA037 and Nequilas MA112) in the Department of Manche (50) between September
    7-13th. Activity will be on 40/20 meters using SSB. The activities depend
    on the weather and the tides. QSL via the Bureau.

    FT, "FRENCH SUBANTARCTIC TERRITORIES". Seb, F5UFX, sent out a tweet on
    Twitter last weekend hinting of a possible expedition to a French Sub-
    Antarctic island and the TAAF is currently looking at the application.
    They are checking if such a project can meet the requirement of the "French
    Southern Lands National Nature Reserve World Heritage." "Previous appli-
    cations were rejected because conservation objectives for this island
    are very high and they considered our projects too risky." HMMMM!!, could
    they be working on a DXpedition to Crozet Island (FT5/W).

    HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN (Reminder). 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 callsigns, direct, by the DARC Bureau or ClubLog.

    HR, HONDURAS. Gerard, F2JD, will once again be active as HR5/F2JD from
    Copan-Ruinas in Honduras between December 8th and April 5th. As usual
    he will be active on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
    Paper QSL from F6AJA direct or via the REF Bureau. The logs will be
    posted on the LNDX Web site at:

    IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
    week between August 30th-September 4th (as per the DXCluster):

    IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
    ------ ---------- ------------- ------------
    AF-004 EA8DHA CANARY 20m; SSB
    AF-014 CT3IQ MADEIRA 20/17m; SSB
    AF-022 ZD7FT ST HELENA 17m; SSB
    AF-086 D4SAL WINDWARD 20m; SSB
    AS-007 8N2OLP HONSHU 20m; CW
    AS-007 JA1JAN HONSHU 17m; FT8
    AS-007 JG3UVN HONSHU 17m; CW
    AS-007 JH1IFS HONSHU 20m; FT4
    AS-007 JH1HDT HONSHU 17m; SSB
    AS-007 JH1XUM HONSHU 17m; FT8
    AS-007 JH3NGD HONSHU 17m; SSB
    AS-007 JI3MJK HONSHU 17m; FT8
    AS-007 JR7TKG HONSHU 17m; SSB
    AS-019 9V1ZV SINGAPORE 17m; FT8
    EU-003 CU2CO EASTERN 20m; SSB
    EU-004 EC6FK BALEARIC 20m; SSB
    EU-013 GJ6WRI JERSEY 20m; FT8
    EU-018 OY1CT FAROE 20m; CW
    EU-024 IS0GFT SARDINIA 20m; FT4
    EU-025 IT9DGM SICILY 20m; SSB
    EU-047 DJ4EL/P JUIST 40/20m; SSB
    EU-067 SV8/SV1CEI KYKLADES 30m; CW
    EU-067 SV8DJW KYKLADES 20m; FT4
    EU-067 SZ200ERS KYKLADES 20m; CW
    EU-115 EI2HI IRELAND 17m; SSB
    EU-115 GI4LKG IRELAND 20m; FT4
    EU-172 5P2C FYN 80/40/30/20m; CW/SSB
    EU-175 CU5AM CENTRAL 20m; FT4
    EU-175 CU7AA CENTRAL 17m; FT8
    NA-015 CM2XN CUBA 15m; SSB
    NA-015 CO2HR CUBA 40m; CW
    NA-015 CO8WN CUBA 40m; CW
    NA-026 W2LCW Long 40m;
    NA-055 W1JXN MAINE STATE EAST 40/20/17m; FT8
    NA-097 6Y5HN JAMAICA 20m; FT8
    NA-099 NP3DM PUERTO RICO 30m; CW
    NA-099 NP4AW PUERTO RICO 20m; CW
    NA-102 FG5GP GUADELOUPE 30m; FT8
    NA-107 FM5FJ Martinique 40m; CW
    OC-001 VK1HX Australia 40m; FT8
    OC-001 VK2IO/P Australia 40m; CW
    OC-001 VK6XN Australia 30m; FT8
    OC-001 VK8NSB Australia 15m; FT8
    OC-013 E51JD RAROTONGA 20/17m; SSB
    OC-019 AH6KO HAWAIIAN 40m; CW
    OC-019 KH6TU HAWAIIAN 40m; CW
    OC-019 NH6AB HAWAIIAN 20m; SSB
    OC-021 YB0IBM JAVA 20m; SSB
    OC-021 YB1BZV JAVA 20m; FT8
    OC-021 YB1RQX JAVA 20m; FT8
    OC-021 YC1AYO JAVA 15m; FT8
    OC-036 ZL1MRC NORTH 20/17m; SSB
    OC-036 ZL1WN NORTH 20m; SSB
    OC-036 ZL3IO NORTH 20m; FT8
    OC-042 4I1EBD LUZON 20m; SSB
    OC-088 V85T BORNEO 17m; CW
    OC-088 YC7LYB BORNEO 20m; FT8
    OC-134 ZL1CVD SOUTH 40m; FT8
    OC-134 ZL4TT SOUTH 20m; FT8
    OC-143 YB4KAR SUMATRA 20m; FT8
    OC-143 YC4AOK SUMATRA 40m; FT8
    OC-143 YD5NBY SUMATRA 15m; FT8
    OC-146 YB8RSE CELEBES 30m; FT8
    SA-002 VP8LP FALKLAND 20m; FT8
    SA-011 9Y59IND TRINIDAD 12m; 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-200. Take, JI3DST, will once again be active as JI3DST/5 (mainly
    for DX and 6m Multi-Hop), JR8YLY/5 (mainly for JA) from Shodo
    Island (Shikoku's Coastal Islands) between 0700z, September
    18th, and 0000z, September 23rd, and again between 0200z,
    September 25th, and 0000z, September 28th. Operation may vary
    due to heavy rain or other conditions. Activity will be on
    40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8 (possibly
    FM/RTTY). QSL JI3DST/5 via ClubLog's OQRS (direct or by the
    Bureau). QSL JR8YLY/5 via ClubLog (only Bureau). Please don't
    send QSL to SAPPORO 004-0041 Japan (QRZCOM QTH).

    EU-042. Members of the DARC Chapter Ahrensburg/Grosshansdorf EØ9 and
    the ÖVSV Ortsstelle ADL 707 will once again activate Hallig
    Hooge (WW Loc. JO44GN, DLFF-0013, DID/GIA N-22) as DA0DFF,
    but with two different teams. Here is their schedule:
    Team 1 -- Operators Mich/OE7MPI, Monika/OE7MPN, Stefan/
    DJ7AO/OE7TIR, André/DL6HBQ and Martina/DD0HO will be active
    on various HF bands and the QO-100 satellite
    between September 20-26th.
    Team 2 -- On September 23rd, operators Evi/OE7EVI, Her-
    bert/OE7GHJ, Hans/DJ7RK, Walter/DL6HCX, Holger/DL9HDA,
    Dieter/DK3KH and Hans-Jürgen/DD2GZ will arrive on Hallig
    Hooge. The second team has a different location and will
    build a second HF station.
    QSL both operations via the DARC QSL Bureau.

    EU-070. Gianpi, IK1TTD, will be on as F/IK1TTD from Porquerolles Island
    between September 10-12th. Activity will be holiday style on
    various HF bands. QSL via IK1TTD, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW
    or ClubLog's OQRS. Visit it his Web page at:

    EU-121. Charlie, EI8JB, will be active as EJ8JB from Bere Island which
    is located off the coast of West Cork between September 16-19th.
    He states, "Amateurs have authorization from our regulator to
    use the 'EJ' prefix once operating from one of the offshore
    Coastal Islands of Ireland." Activity will be on various HF
    bands using CW, SSB and some Digital modes (PSK/RTTY) as well
    as possibly FM Satellite. QSL via LoTW (Preferred), by the
    Bureau and ClubLog's OQRS.

    EU-129. Klaus, DL8DZL, will once again be active as DL8DZL/p from
    Trassenheide Island (DLFF-0075) until September 21st. Activity
    will be on various HF bands (40-10m) using CW and SSB. QSL
    via DL8DZL, direct or by the Bureau.

    EU-171. Operators Wino/PA0ABM, Sven/PA1SVM, Jan "JW"/PA7JWC and Maarten/
    PD2R will be active as OV2T and 5Q7DX from Saeby, North Jutland,
    between September 12-20th. Activity will be holiday style on
    160-2 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL OV2T via
    PA0ABM, direct by the Bureau or LoTW. QSL 5Q7DX via PA7JWC or

    NA-213. By the time you read this, operator Allan/KV4T and XYL Bridget/
    KS4YT will once again be active as homecall/p from Dauphin
    Island (USI AL002S, Mobile county, Alabama) until September 7th.
    Activity will be focused on 40 meters using FT8/FT4. QSL via
    their home callsigns, LoTW or eQSL.

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

    K7, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Members of the Central Arizona DX
    Association (CADXA) will activate the special event station K7UGA from
    Arizona in honoring the late Senator from Arizona Barry M. Goldwater
    between October 4-8th. Activity is expected to be on all bands and modes.
    QSL via K7BHM (w/SASE). For more details, see

    LY784, LITHUANIA (Special Event). Members of Radistu Asociacija will be
    active with the special event callsign LY784A from Siauliai until September
    30th. Activity is to celebrate the 784th anniversary of Siauliai City.
    Operations will be on various HF bands using CW and SSB. The CW operator
    will be Jonas, LY5A (FOC # 2104). QSL via LY5A.

    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.

    PF21, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Members of a specialist group of
    Scouters (PA3EFR/J-crew), [members of Scouting Netherlands through the
    national Fellowship called Plusscouts] will activate the special callsign
    PF21GP (which stands for commemorating the fact that after 36 years Zand-
    voort, The Netherlands, is once again hosting the Fomula 1 Grand Prix in
    2021) between now and September 10th. Activity will be on all bands, all
    modes, including the Digital modes like FT8/FT4, DMR and Echolink. QSL
    PF21GP via PA3EFR. Operators mentioned are: Guido/PD2GWE, Evelyn/PD1EHO,
    Sander/PD9HIX, Thomas/PA3TVV, Maarten/PD2SVA, Ramon/PD1RJM, Anne-Paul/
    PD3APM and Erwin/PA3EFR.

    PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (September 6-12th).......
    Sep/06th LN Sep/09th LN Sep/11th LN
    Sep/07th AN Sep/10th AN Sep/12th LN
    Sep/08th AN

    ----------------- ------ -------- ------
    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:

    QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
    QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF ( (September 5th)
    QSL-INFO from various sources provided by OPDX
    3F200BC via HP1AVS EV6Z via DL8KAC (d) PT5J via PP5JR & (L)
    3Z0R via SP9SX GX4ABC via G4OST PT6B via PY6HD (d/L)
    3Z100ZOSP via SP9PSJ HA/OK2PDT/P via OK2PDT PW7P via PR7AR (L)
    4L8A via M0OXO (O/d/L) HC5EG via EA5GL R650KG via RW3X
    5P2C via DL8UD HI8JSG via RW6HS (d/L) R875GE via R3GM
    5R8AL via G3SWH HI95RCD via RW6HS S21RC via EB7DX
    5W1SA via JA1DXA HS0ZJF via ON4AFU S79KW/M via N4GNR (d)
    5X3R via IK2DUW HS18IARU via E21EIC S79VU via N4GNR (d)
    5Z4VJ via M0URX HS400OZ via E21EIC & (L) SD7M via DF9TM
    6Y5FS via G4BWP II3TH via IK3FHP SD7W via DL2SWW
    6Y5HN via EA5GL IN3/DJ3TF/P via DJ3TF SG5Z via SM5GMZ & (L)
    7Q7CT via JH1AJT (d) IQ5QO/P via IZ5GST (d/L) SM/DL8YHR via DL8YHR
    7X2RF via EA7FYR IQ6KX via IW6ATQ (e) SM0Q via SM0OGQ
    7Z1AL via EC6DX IT9/ON6MM via ON6MM SM6M via SM6MCW & (L)
    7Z1VD via EA5GL L21RCA via LU4AA SN1T via SP1NQN (L)
    8P6ET via KU9C & (L) LC0X via LB3RE SO39SYBIR via SP4PZM
    8Z91ND via HZ1SAR LC6C via LA6VQ & (L) SV2RSG/A via SV1RF
    9G5FI via DL2RMC LQ5A via EA7FTR SV5/HB9OAU via HB9OAU & (L)
    9M64MC via 9M2SAL LY785A via LY5A SV8/F4HGG/P via F4HGG
    9M64MR via 9M4CPS (d) LZ/R1BIG via OH73ELK (d/RA-B) SX021IEEE via SV1IW
    9V1ZV via EA5GL & (L) LZ/US0VA via US0VA SX200AEL via SV2AEL
    AO1IBR via EA4URE LZ/YT5DM/P via YT5DM SX200BOH via SV2BOH
    CP6CL via W3HNK NL8F via N7RO SX200EEM via SV1EEM
    DL70TRS via DJ8QP & (L) OA7/DL1CW via DL1CW SX200JAO via SV2JAO
    EA1/CT2GSN/P via CT2GSN OD5ET via EB7DX SZ3P via SV3GKU & (L)
    EC2AHS/EA3 via EC2AHS OD5KU via EB7DX TG9ADQ via VE7BV
    ED1R via EC1KR (d/L) OD5ZF via IZ8CLM TG9ANF via VE7BV
    EG1SDC via EA1AUM OE120TWA via OE3TWA TG9AOR via EC6DX
    EG2SDC via EA1AUM OE120U/6 via OE6XUG TM100AA via F2VX
    EG3SDC via EA1AUM OE120XGM via OE5XGM (d) TM3U via ON8AZ
    EG4SDC via EAAUM OE120XRC via OE3CQB & (e) TZ4AM via W0SA
    EG5SDC via EA1AUM OE130KUK via OE3IDE UF6V/UA5D via UA5D
    EG6SDC via EA1AUM OJ0D via OG7D (d/L) UN9L via LZ1YE (d/L)
    EG7SDC via EA1AUM OK4C via OM2FY & (L) YI1WWA via IK2DUW (d)
    EG8SDC via EA1AUM OL0HEMA via OK1CYC & (L) YR0S via YO3CZW
    EH5VEF via EA5URV OO21WCC via ON3AR & (L) YR9F via YO9FNP & (L)
    EM30WUARL via UX7UU PJ4/WR3Y via WR3Y (O/L) ZP9MCE via EA5ZD
    EN30Q via EN30Q (L/e) PR2E via PY2AA & (L) ZZ5D via PP5GW
    ER/UW7LL via UW7LL PS2M via PY2OX
    ET3AA via N2OO PT5A via PP5KR (B)

    (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
    (P) Please send no QSL
    (**) QSL automatically via Bureau - do not send QSLs

    LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK...... (Updated) (Updated)

    BI4SSB QSL STATUS. Dale, BA4TB, reports, "All QSLs by OQRS for recent
    Kaishan Island (AS-135) operation have been mailed."

    VA3IKE, VA7QI (NA-091) and VE4KON

    S01WS, SV2RSG/A, YU1LA and Z81B

    (EU-003), H40TA (OC-100), KH1/KH7Z (OC-089), R24RRC (AS-114), RI0CA
    (AS-044), RI0CB (AS-114), TI9A (NA-012) and XR0ZRC (SA-005)
    --- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
    send in their info....

    60th anniversary Antarctic Treaty Signature, the Russian Robinson Club
    will activate the following special event stations (each representing a
    country that initially signed the Antarctic Treaty) between October 1st
    and December 31st during this event:
    R60ANT – Russia RG60ANT – Argentina RN60ANT – Norway
    RA60ANT – South Africa RJ60ANT – Japan RT60ANT – Australia
    RB60ANT – Belgium RK60ANT – United Kingdom RU60ANT – USA
    RC60ANT – Chile RL60ANT – France RZ60ANT – New Zealand
    Plus a special callsign from Antarctica RI60ANT

    The Worldwide Antarctic Program (WAP) has already issued a "Reference
    Number" for each of the above Special Event Callsign.
    Check ( to download the
    whole WAP reference numbers issued for this event. QSL info is also
    included. Details about the special "60th Anniversary of the Antarctic
    Treaty" award is also available at the above Web page.

    SEMDXA PRESENTATION. Steve, W4DTA/YV5DTA, will be putting on a ZOOM
    presentation during the September 9th, South East Michigan DX Association
    (SEMDXA) meeting. His talk is titled: "Ham Radio in Paradise - Venezuela
    Islands: IOTA's and YV0....". To be included/view the presentation, here
    are the details:
    ZOOM Meeting: September 9th, at 7:00 pm EDT
    URL Link is:
    Meeting ID is: 913 5297 0493
    Passcode: semdxa (NOTE: all lowercase!)
    The meeting begins at 7:00 PM
    You can also use the one step process and just click on the link below:

    SV5, DODECANESE (Reminder). Claudio, HB9OAU, will be active as SV5/HB9OAU
    from Karpathos 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.

    TM100, FRANCE (Special Event). Members of the Réseau des Émetteurs Français
    (REF) (in English, literally "Network of French Radio Transmitters") are now
    active as TM100AA until September 15th. Activity is to commemorate 8AA, the
    first callsign given to a Ham Radio in France. After the First World War,
    the first authorized station was André Riss. He received the callsign "8AA"
    on September 3rd, 1921, without a nationality prefix, not intended for
    amateur stations at the Berne Convention. The number "8" is a tribute to
    the General Ferrie of the 8th Engineer Regiment. André became "eF8AA"
    (Europe France 8AA) in 1927, then "F8AA" on 1932. André joined the REF in
    August 1927, with the REF n ° 423. He was active until his death on
    March 2nd, 1982. QSL via the Bureau - QSL Manager F2VX.

    YS200, EL SALVADOR (Special Event). Members of the Club de Radio Afic-
    ionados de El Salvador (CRAS) will be active as YS200I to celebrate the
    200th anniversary of El Salvador's Independence (September 15th). The
    length of activity was not mentioned. Listen for QSL info.

    Z6, KOSOVO (Reminder). Rene, DL2JRM, will be active as Z68XX from Kosovo
    between September 10-13th. Activity will be mainly on CW on various HF
    bands, but he will also be in the Worked All Europe DX SSB Contest [WAE]
    (September 11-12th). QSL via DL2JRM.

    ZA, ALBANIA. Juergen, DL3JH, who has been active as ZA/DL3JH from Tirana
    since August 22nd, will be there until September 9th. Activity has been
    on 40/20 meters using CW and SSB at various times throughout the day. He
    states, "No QSL please" on

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