Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1535

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    Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1535

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Bulletin No. 1535
    BID: $OPDX.1535
    October 11th, 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, N2OO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4ZW, W4VQ,
    W5JON, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, NE9U, W9EWZ, 4X1VF, DL1SBF, DL7UXG &
    The DX News Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F1ULQ, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles
    DX, F8DVD, G3SWH, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, ON4ZD, 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..Tick..Tick..Tick..Tick
    ..Tick..Tick..Tick..Tick

    *** (Reminder) SPECIAL NOTE BY EDITOR: The OPDX bulletin is smaller
    than normal this week because I was on vacation/holiday. The October
    18th bulletin should be back to normal. PLEASE, continue to send your
    DX info (You never know what I might do).... 73, Tedd KB8NW

    DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
    week of Sunday, 3rd/October, through Sunday, 10th/October there were 216
    countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L,
    4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P,
    8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9,
    AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2,
    D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, 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, J5, J6, J7, J8, 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, PJ5,
    PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5,
    T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5,
    V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP6, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XW, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN,
    YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, 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".

    3DA0, ESWATINI (Swaziland). All of a sudden, Kindom of Eswatini (Swaziland)
    has become a popular spot for DXpeditions. Three operations are planned for
    October and one for November. Here are the upcoming operations:

    3DA0RU -- Russian DXpedtion Team (RUDXT) will be active near Mbabane
    between October 7-22nd. Operators are Nick/R5EC, Vasily/R7AL,
    Vladimir/R9LR, Vasily/RA1ZZ, Mike/RU3UR, Leo/RW9JZ, Slav/OK8AU
    and Wlodek/SP6EQZ. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW,
    SSB, FT8 and QO-100 satellite, with multiple stations.
    Suggested FT8 frequencies: 1836, 3567, 5357, 7056, 10131,
    14095, 18095, 21095, 24911 and 28095 kHz. QSL via R7AL (direct
    or by the Bureau), ClubLog's OQRS (preferable) or LoTW. For
    more details and updates, see their new Web page at:
    https://3da0.ru/en

    3DA0WW -- Latvian RSF team will be active as 3DA0WW from eSwatini between
    October 12-26th. Operators are Yuris/YL2GM, Jack/YL2KA, Wald/
    US7IGN, Sasha/UT7UV, Pavlo/UU0JR and Vlad/UW7RV. Activity
    will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (F/H).
    For suggested frequencies, see: https://lral.lv/3da0ww/freq.html
    QSL via YL2GN (direct) or ClubLog's OQRS (direct and by the
    Bureau). The log will be uploaded to LoTW six months after
    the end of the operation. For more details and updates, see:
    https://lral.lv/3da0ww/index.html

    3DA0RR -- There have been reports that Roman Vega (aka Romeo Stepanenko,
    3W3RR [also to name a "few" other callsigns -- 1S0RR, 1S0XV,
    1S1RR, 4L/AH0M, 5A0RR, 9D0RR, R3A/3W3RR, UB5JRR, XE2/AH0M,
    YA0RR and P5RS7]) is expected to be active as 3DA0RR between
    October 14-16th. ADDED NOTE: Even if Romeo's 3DA0RR operation
    takes place, his operation will probably not count. He has been
    banned/disqualified from participation in the DXCC program (in
    any manner). This was activated by the ARRL Awards Committee
    after they reviewed all of the documentation for Romeo's
    1992-93 P5RS7 North Korea operation. It was also announced in
    a ARRL DX Bulletin (#11) in 1996:
    http://www.arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive/ARLD011/1996

    3DA0LP -- Lionel, ZS6DPL, is once again active as 3DA0LP from Manzini
    between October 11-15th and again between November 1-5th.
    Activity is limited due to work. He does operate on FT8.
    No other details are available.

    4U2, AUSTRIA. Members of the International Amateur Radio Contest DX Club
    (ARCDXC - United Nations, 4U1A) will be active as 4U2U between now and
    October 31st. Activity is to celebrate United Nations Day (October 24th).
    QSL via UA3DX, direct or by the Bureau. ADDED NOTE: Remember this station
    counts for Austria (OE) for DXCC purposes and as 4U for the Vienna Inter-
    national Centre for the CQ DX Marathon award.

    7A, INDONESIA. A team of YB operators will be active as 7A2A from a contest
    station in Central Java during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st)
    as a Multi-? entry. QSL via LoTW, direct, or via YB2DX.

    9K, KUWAIT. Abdallah, 9K2GS, will be active as 9K2K during the CQWW DX
    SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry.
    QSL via EC6DX or LoTW.

    9X, RWANDA (Update). Members of the Holy Land DX Group (HDXG) will operate
    from Rwanda signing 9X4X between November 24th and December 1st. Operators
    mentioned are Mark/4Z4KX, Hilik/4X6YA, Ruben/4Z5FI, Ruslan/4Z5LA, Hanan/
    4Z1DZ, Slava/4Z5MU and Jan/4X1VF. They will run 3 stations on 160-10
    meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (maybe SAT also). They will also
    participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th). QSL via Ruben,
    4Z5FI (direct or by the Bureau) or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and
    updates, see: http://9x4x.qrz.co.il/home
    Special thanks to Harald, DF2WO, for his outstanding support.

    C5, THE GAMBIA. Alan, G3XAQ, will be active as C56XA from Brusubi, The
    Gambia, between November 24th and December 2nd. Activity will be on 40-10
    meters using only CW. His main activity will be during the CQWW DX CW
    Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power
    entry. QSL via G3SWH's OQRS (preferred; via his Web site [www.g3swh.org.uk],
    direct or LoTW. No bureau cards. The log will be uploaded to LoTW and
    ClubLog once Alan returns home.

    CARIBBEAN TOUR (Update/Change/Back-On). John, W5JON/V47JA, informs OPDX
    that his St. Kitts operation is back-on because "St. Kitts has reduced
    the Covid Quarantine down to one day (YEA!)." So in addition to his PJ7JA
    and PJ5/W5JON trips this month, his V47JA trip is back on. This will be
    his first time back to St. Kitts since March 2020. So here is John's
    schedule for October/November:
    PJ7JA, SINT MAARTEN -- John, W5JON/V47JA, will be going to Sint Maartrn
    between October 18-23rd, and be active as PJ7JA. His radio equip-
    ment is a Yaesu FT-891, Elecraft KPA-500 Amplifier and dipoles.
    Activity will be on 40-6 meters using SSB and FT8.
    PJ5/W5JON, ST. EUSTATIUS -- John, W5JON/V47JA, will be going to St.
    Eustatius between October 23rd and November 1st, and be active
    as PJ5/W5JON. 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.
    V47JA, ST. KITTS -- John, W5JON, will once again be active as V47JA
    from his Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, West Indies vacation home,
    located 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, between November 10-24th.
    Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB and FT8. Equipment is
    a Yaesu FT1000MP, FT450D and an Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. John
    states his antennas are a Mosley Mini32A 10/15/20m, 33' Vertical
    10-40m, 35' Top Loaded 80m Vertical, 160m Vertical and 6m 5 ele-
    ment Yagi.

    ALL QSLs (PJ5/W5JON, PJ7JA and V47JA) go to W5JON direct or
    via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.

    LAST MINUTE ANNOUNCEMENT BY JOHN, W5JON [edited]: Hi Guys... This week
    St. Kitts announced the Covid quarantine was reduced to one (1) day. As
    previously the quarantine WAS four days. Previously, Andy, N2NT/V47T,
    canceled his stay at my St. Kitts home and is now obligated to operate
    with a group on Bonaire. As you can see on the VBRO/HomeAway calendar
    the villa is now unrented November 24 - December 2,2021.
    https://www.vrbo.com/385600
    As V47T will not be on V4 during the CQWW CW Contest and I am sure
    whoever rents the villa will be in great demand during the CQWW CW
    Contest. So if you know of anyone interested in renting the villa that
    week, please have them contact me, as it seems a real shame for V4 not
    to be active on a CQWW weekend.
    Thanks and 73, John W5JON/V47JA, 281-813-9873

    D6, COMOROS. Members of the F6KOP Radio Club are planning to active Comoro
    Islands (AF-007) with a multi-national 12 operator team sometime between
    mid-to-end January in 2022. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, using CW,
    SSB, RTTY, and FT8/FT4, with 5 stations as well as QO-100 satellite oper-
    ations. Their callsign is pending. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

    DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has
    been updated on ClubLog as of October 6th. 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 September 6th. The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list
    (340) is available at: https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php

    FO/A, FO/M & TX7, AUSTRAL AND MARQUESAS ISLANDS (Update). Lance, W7GJ,
    reports that his planned 6m DXpedition activity is still on schedule
    despite Covid travel restrictions: Austral Islands (FO/W7GJ) October
    15-24th, and the Marquesas Islands (TX7MB), October 27th to November
    7th. Keep watch his Web page for updates:
    http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj
    http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/Austral Islands 2020.htm
    http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/Marquesas 2020.htm
    For more details, also read OPDX.1528. QSL direct to W7GJ and LoTW.

    HL30, SOUTH KOREA (Special Event). Look for special event station HL30UN
    to be active from Gyeonggido, South Korea, to celebrate the entrance of
    South Korea into United Nations on September 18th, 1991. This is their
    30th anniversary. Recent activity has been on 40 meters CW. QSL via the
    Bureau or direct to EA5GL only.

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

    IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
    ------ ---------- ------------- ------------
    AF-004 EA8A0 CANARY 10m; FT8
    AF-004 EA8AM CANARY 12m; SSB
    AF-004 EA8AQV CANARY 10m; FT8
    AF-004 EA8RM CANARY 20m; SSB
    AF-014 CT3IQ MADEIRA 12m; SSB
    AF-016 FR8TG REUNION 10m; SSB
    AF-020 J5HKT Bubaque 40/30/17/12m; FT8
    AF-020 J5T Bubaque 40/17m; CW
    AF-022 ZD7BG ST HELENA 15m; CW
    AF-022 ZD7FT ST HELENA 12m; SSB
    AF-023 S9OK SAO TOME 160/80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10m; CW/SSB/FT8
    AF-024 S79KW INNER 15m; FT8
    AN-015 8J1RL QUEEN MAUD LAND (PR.HARALD & CR PR OLAV COASTS) 15m; FT8
    AS-007 JA4NIJ HONSHU 17m; FT8
    AS-007 JA7PKV HONSHU 40m; FT8
    AS-007 JH4MTE HONSHU 20m; CW
    AS-007 JL1UCH HONSHU 40m; CW
    AS-007 JR1JFA HONSHU 17m; SSB
    AS-013 8Q7KX MALDIVE 40/12/10m; CW
    AS-013 8Q7PR MALDIVE 40m; FT8
    AS-015 9M2TO PINANG STATE 20m; FT4
    AS-060 DS1TRU/4 Kumo 40m; FT8
    AS-076 JH5LTS SHIKOKU 20m; FT8
    AS-078 JA8KSF HOKKAIDO 17m; FT8
    AS-079 JE1HXZ/6 MIYAKO 30m;
    EU-001 SV5AZK DODECANESE 12m; FT8
    EU-004 EG6VCL BALEARIC 160/80/40/30/20/15/10m; FT8/FT4
    EU-005 G2YT GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
    EU-005 G3PXT GREAT BRITAIN 20m; FT4
    EU-005 G4DBW GREAT BRITAIN 15m; FT8
    EU-005 G6UT GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
    EU-005 GM0ADC GREAT BRITAIN 15m; CW
    EU-005 GM0UKZ GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
    EU-005 GM0VGI GREAT BRITAIN 17m; FT8
    EU-005 M0JCQ GREAT BRITAIN 20m; FT4
    EU-005 M0KCB/P GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
    EU-005 MM0EDZ GREAT BRITAIN 17m; SSB
    EU-005 MM0HVU GREAT BRITAIN 17m; FT8
    EU-009 GM8OFQ ORKNEY 20m; SSB/FT8
    EU-014 TK4QL CORSICA 20m; SSB
    EU-014 TK5IH CORSICA 20m; FT8
    EU-016 9A4W DALMATIA SOUTH 20/15m; CW
    EU-021 TF1A ICELAND 30m; FT8
    EU-021 TF1EIN ICELAND 20m; FT8
    EU-021 TF3T ICELAND 20m; SSB
    EU-021 TF3LB ICELAND 20m; FT8
    EU-023 9H1WE MALTA 15m; CW
    EU-024 IS0SLM SARDINIA 10m; FT8
    EU-025 IT9MRM SICILY 20m; FT8
    EU-029 OZ5MD SJAELLAND 40m; FT8
    EU-029 OZ8SW SJAELLAND 30m; CW
    EU-031 IC8/UR8QX Ischia 40m; CW
    EU-031 IC8HRG Ischia 20m; SSB
    EU-042 DK8OL Sylt 17m; CW
    EU-047 DJ9IN NIEDERSACHSEN STATE 20m; SSB
    EU-047 DL2BCY NIEDERSACHSEN STATE 40m; FT8
    EU-053 OJ0WS Market Reef 30/12m; CW
    EU-055 LA9AKA SOGN OG FJORDANE/HORDALAND/ROGALAND COUNTY 20m; FT4
    EU-067 SV8DJW KYKLADES 20/15m; FT8
    EU-067 SZ200ERS KYKLADES 40/20/17m; CW
    EU-114 GU0GUX Guernsey 12m; FT8
    EU-115 2I0BSA IRELAND 40m; SSB
    EU-115 EI7HDB IRELAND 17m; FT8
    EU-115 GI0CWV/P IRELAND 17m; SSB
    EU-131 IK3PQH/P VENETO REGION 40/20m; SSB
    EU-138 SM/DH0JAE BLEKINGE COUNTY 40/20/17/15m; CW/SSB
    EU-171 OZ5HP JYLLAND NORTH 160m;
    EU-175 CU3EM CENTRAL 15m; FT8
    EU-175 CU7AA CENTRAL 20m; FT8
    NA-005 VP9IN BERMUDA 20m; SSB
    NA-015 CM2RSV CUBA 15m; FT8
    NA-015 CO2AME CUBA 20m; SSB
    NA-015 CO2CW CUBA 30m; FT8
    NA-015 CO2GL CUBA 15m; FT8
    NA-016 ZF1PB CAYMAN 10m; FM
    NA-018 XP3A Greenland 17m; FT8
    NA-022 VP2ETE ANGUILLA 12m; SSB
    NA-026 KA2ABA NEW YORK STATE 17m; SSB
    NA-036 VE7DX BRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCE (VANCOUVER) 15m; FT8
    NA-036 VE7SA BRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCE (VANCOUVER) 15m; FT8
    NA-052 N1UL FLORIDA STATE SOUTH WEST 20/15m; FT8
    NA-058 WD4DX GEORGIA STATE 20m; SSB
    NA-099 KP4JRS PUERTO RICO 12m; FT8
    NA-099 KP4PUA PUERTO RICO 15m; SSB
    NA-099 NP4AW PUERTO RICO 40m; CW
    NA-106 KP2B VIRGIN 30/12m; FT8
    NA-107 FM4SA MARTINIQUE 15m; SSB
    NA-108 J69BB ST LUCIA 15m; SSB
    NA-141 W6ZD FLORIDA STATE SOUTH EAST 20m; SSB
    NA-143 K5KUA TEXAS STATE EAST 20m; SSB
    NA-148 N1ECC MASSACHUSETTS STATE NORTH 17m; FT8
    NA-249 KP4SX PUERTO RICO’S COASTAL 15m; FT8
    OC-001 VK2BNG Australia 40m; FT8
    OC-001 VK2POP Australia 20m; FT8
    OC-001 VK2WJ Australia 20m; FT4
    OC-001 VK2XN Australia 80m; FT8
    OC-001 VK5KV Australia 20m; SSB
    OC-001 VK5WU Australia 40m; FT8
    OC-001 VK8NSB Australia 10m; CW
    OC-006 VK7YUM TASMANIA 20m; FT4
    OC-016 3D2AG VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 30/15/12m; CW/FT8
    OC-019 AH6U HAWAIIAN 10m; FT8
    OC-019 KH6ML HAWAIIAN 20m; FT8
    OC-019 WH6ML HAWAIIAN 12m; FT8
    OC-021 YB1KAJ JAVA 20m; FT8
    OC-032 FK8HW NEW CALEDONIA 20m; SSB
    OC-036 ZL1IF NORTH 40m; CW
    OC-042 DV1IIW LUZON 20m; SSB
    OC-046 FO5QB WINDWARD 17/10m; FT8
    OC-088 9M8DEN BORNEO 12m; FT8
    OC-088 YB7XYO BORNEO 20m; FT8
    OC-134 ZL3JAS SOUTH 20m; SSB
    OC-143 YC4SIZ SUMATRA 20m; FT8
    OC-148 YB9MJA TIMOR 40m; FT8
    OC-148 YF9PBZ TIMOR 15m; SSB
    OC-228 VK5MAV/P SOUTH AUSTRALIA STATE EAST 20/15m; CW
    SA-011 9Z4Y TRINIDAD 12m; FT8
    SA-055 LU1COP/E Martin Garcia 40/20/10m; SSB

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

    AF-050. Operators Johannes/PA5X and Gerben/PG5M will be active as
    5T5PA/P and 5T1GM, respectively, from Arguin Island between
    October 15-19th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW,
    SSB, and FT8. They will use satellite communication for short
    messages on Twitter. Follow: https://twitter.com/PA5X_HAM
    https://twitter.com/PG5M
    QSL 5T5PA/P via LoTW, Clublog or via PA5X (direct or by the
    Bureau). For more details and updates, see: http://dx.to/5T1GM

    AS-117. Kenji, JA4GXS, will be active as JA4GXS/4 from Mi Island
    between October 16-18th. Activity will be on 40/20/17/6 meters
    using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via his home callsign, direct or
    by the Bureau.

    EU-064. The Charente DX Group (CDXG) will be active as TM2N from
    Noirmoutier Island (DIFM AT-020) betweeb October 24-30th.
    Operators mentioned are Eric/F5LOW, Laurent/F5MNK, Fabrice/
    F5NBQ, Bertrand/F6HKA and Leon/ ON4ZD/OS0S. Activity will be
    on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL
    via ON4ZD, direct, by the Bureau or Clublog's OQRS (preferred).

    NA-092. Rich, WA5LFD, is now active as WA5LFD/p from North Padre
    Island until November 30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters,
    with an interest on 6 and 2 meters, using CW, SSB, and RTTY.
    QSL via LoTW or WA5LFD direct. He also states, "E-mail me for
    a sked at: richknagg@gmail.com ".

    OC-247. Operators Arfan/YB8DKL, Hajar/YB8HZ, Mashud/YC8ES, Ikhvan/
    YC8AQY, Basri/YC8BNZ, Andi/YD8CUI, Nurdin/YD8CXQ, Risman/YD8BVL,
    YD8ESH and YD8ERF will be active from Sapuka Besar Island
    between November 12-16th. It will take the team more than a
    day by ship to get to the island. Activity will be on 80-10
    meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.

    SA-092. (Reminder) Operators Markus/DJ4EL (PZ5GE), Sascha/PF9Z
    (PZ5ZS; not 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. REMEMBER: Operators
    will be active from Surinam before and after their PZ5G IOTA
    operation.

    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......

    J5T & J5HKT DXPEDITION TO GUINEA BISSAU NEWS (Reminder). Members of the
    Italian DX Team are now active from Bubaque Island (AF-020), Guinea Bissau,
    as J5T (CW-SSB-RTTY) and J5HKT (FT8) until October 22nd. Activity will be
    on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. They will have 6 operators
    and 4 stations active. QSL via I2YSB direct, OQRS or LoTW. For more info,
    see OPDX.1520. Their official Web site is at: http://www.i2ysb.com/idt
    Real-time online logs during the DXpedition on: http://win.i2ysb.com/logonline/

    KH7, HAWAII. Alex, KU1CW, will be active as KH7Q from Oahu Island (OC-019)
    during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band
    entry. Look for activity before and after the contest where Alex will be
    signing as KH6/KU1CW. QSL KH7Q via LoTW or direct to AH6NF.

    LX, LUXEMBOURG. Operators Gerard/PA0PIW, Gert/PA2LO, Maarten/PA3EYC,
    Tymen/PA3GRM and Hans/PE1KWH will be active as LX/homecall from Wilwer-
    dange, Luxembourg, between October 12-19th. Activity will be on 160-10
    meters using CW, SSB, FT8, FT4 and RTTY. QSL via PA3EYC, ClubLog or LoTW.

    MDXC PRESENTATION. The Madison DX Club's (MDXC) will have a ZOOM pre-
    sentation on Tuesday October 12th. The program will be "The Lure and
    Challenges of Sable Island: the CY0C 2022 Dxpedition", presented by Dan
    Sullivan W4DKS, team member. The MDXC ZOOM host will be Kevin Shea, N9JKP,
    that will be online from 5:45 PM Central Daylight Time to socialize before
    the business meeting begins and to provide time to work through any tech-
    nical issues. A brief business meeting will begin at 6:00 PM Central
    Daylight Time. The program begins at 6:30 PM Central Daylight Time, sharp.
    All interested hams are welcome.
    To Join the Zoom Meeting and Program simply use this link:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83181396616?pwd=dUIrdWo3bE45T0xyUkZOS2xKdDBIZz09
    Meeting ID: 831 8139 6616
    Password: 124658

    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.

    PJ4, BONAIRE. Jeff, KU8E, will be active as PJ4/KU8E from the 'PJ4G Radio
    House' on Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) between November 24th and December
    1st. He plans to be in CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) signing PJ4A
    as a Single-Op/Single-Band (TBD)/High-Power entry. QSL via K4BAI.

    PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 11-17th).......
    Oct/11th HN Oct/14th BN Oct/16th AN
    Oct/12th HN Oct/15th LN Oct/17th AN
    Oct/13th 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 Administration (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) (October 10th)
    QSL-INFO from various sources provided by OPDX
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    3B8/G0VJG via M0OXO HG5NATURE via HG5NATURE (e) R60ANT via RZ3EC
    3DA0AQ via EA5GL IG9ITO via IG9ITO (L/e) RC60ANT via RZ3EC
    3DA0RU via R7AL (O/L) II1DCC via IK1RAE RJ60ANT via RZ3EC
    3Z100ZOSP via SP9PSJ IQ0AM via OS0AGY RK60ANT via RZ3EC
    3Z90DZC via SP5DZC JV5A via WV6E S9OK via OK6DJ (O)
    5H3MB via IK2GZU (O/L) JV5A via WV6E SD1A via SM1TDE
    5P0MF via DF5LW K6T via W9EO SE5E via SM5AJV
    7X2TT via EA5GL KH0/KC0W via KC0W SF5X via SM5EFX
    9A10FF via 9A2MF KH0W via KC0W SO39SYBIR via SP4PZM
    A60EXPO via EA7FTR KP2/W3MLJ via W3MLJ SO4R via SP4PND
    AP2TN via DJ9ZB LC1P via LA1DSA SV5/DL2DRN via DL2DRN
    CM2RSV via EA5GL & (L) LC5C via LA6KOA SX200BOH via SV2BOH
    CN8NIL via RW6HS LN8W via LA6YEA SX2MZ via SV2GWT (d/L/e/C)
    CO2TK via F5CWU LU4DJB via EC6DX TF1A via EB7DX (d/L)
    CR5O via CT7AJL & (L) MM1E via MM0GOR TG9ADM via EA5GL
    CR6K via CT1ILT (O/d/L) N0F via KF2IRE (d) TM1D via F6OBD
    CT7/G4OBK/P via G4OBK N1F via KF2IRE (d) TM43SER via TM43SER (e)
    DK0DFF via DL7AFS N2F via KF2IRE (d) TM44RT via F5KBB
    DP90JMT via DL2VFR N3F via KF2IRE (d) TM50RQL via F8GGZ
    DP94JMT via DL2VFR N4F via KF2IRE (d) TZ4AM via W0SA
    E7/Z35M/P via Z35M (d/L) N5F via KF2IRE (d) UN9L via LZ1YE
    EA5/LA2PC via LA2PC N6F via KF2IRE (d) V31AE via EB7DX
    EA7/HB9GUX via HB9GUX N7F via KF2IRE (d) VO1/VE7AHA via VE7AHA
    EA8/DF8AN via DF8AN N8F via KF2IRE (d) VP2VF via HP3XBS
    EC6FK via RW6HS N9F via KF2IRE (d) W6G via NT7MM
    ED3M via EA3RCV OE2E via OE2GEN W6N via W0IN
    EM0I via UT2IZ OG6N via OH6NIO & (L) YB0AZ via W4JS
    EM60KTS via IK2DUW (d) OH0CO via SM6CCO YU/OK1MDX/P via OK1MDX
    EN7P via UT1PG OJ0WS via OH3WS YU/OK1VEI/P via OK1VEI
    EY8MM via W0VTT OK8CX/P via DL7CX ZC4GR via EB7DX
    G3L via G3LHJ OP7B via ON7BJ ZC4VJ via M0OXO
    G8X via G4FJK OS4OSA via ON6EF ZL3P via ZL3PAH
    HA60ANT via HA6LT OV9M via DF9TM ZM1X via ZL2MF
    HB9SPACE via HB9ACA OY1DZ via F5CWU ZX2B via PY2MNL
    HF90WAT via SP5PPK R325FR via R3TKM

    (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
    (***) Certificate Download Only

    LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
    https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/3D2USU (Updated)
    https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/3DA0RU
    https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/9G5FI (Updated)
    https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/KP4/AB2RF (Updated)
    https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/S9OK

    HG0WFF via ClubLog's OQRS. Istvan, HA0KA, and a large group of operators
    were active as HG0WFF from the Bukk National Park (HAFF-0002) between
    October 8-10th.

    NEW QSL ROUTE. Bob, N2OO, reports that he is new QSL Manager for Dickson,
    EL2DT. Exact details coming soon.

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3B9FR, UA2FZ, VK3HJ and XW0LP

    QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: GM3RCV EU-111, JW0W, KL7RRC (NA-039), MS0INT
    (EU-092) and RI0FWA (AS-025)

    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....

    TM50, FRANCE (Special Event). Operators Serge/F6HFI and Michel/F8GGZ have
    activated the special callsign TM50RQL until October 18th. Activity is to
    celebrate the 60th anniversary of the legendary "Renault 4L". Operations
    will be on various HF bands using mainly CW and SSB. QSL via F8GGZ by
    the REF Bureau.

    TM60, FRANCE (Special Event). François, F8DVD, will activate the special
    event station TM60ANT between November 16-30th. Activity is to commemorate
    the 60th anniversary of Antarctic Treaty Signature (ATS). Operation will
    be made by from François QTH in Mâcon (JN26JH), France. Activity will be
    on various HF bands between 40-10 meters. The new reference for the WAP
    program is WAP-318. QSL via F8DVD, direct (SAE + 2 USDs) or by the Bureau.
    ADDED NOTE: France was one of the 12 countries who signed the ATS in
    Washington on December 1, 1959. The treaty officially entered into force
    on June 23, 1961. All info on this event is on:
    http://www.qrz.com/db/TM60ANT

    VP2M, MONTSERRAT (Correction). Last week we mentioned that operators
    Ron/KK9K and Scott/NE9U would be active from the VP2M Gingerbread Hill
    contest station in Montserrat (NA-103), during the CQWW DX CW Contest),
    this info was misread and incorrect. Please disregard.

    YASME NEWS (Press Release, date October 8th)[edited]. YASME FOUNDATION
    GRANT -- The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation announces that
    it has made the following grant at its recent board meeting.

    Seychelles Amateur Radio Association (SARA) to establish a facility
    for the recently formed amateur radio club.

    YASME FOUNDATION EXCELLENCE AWARD -- The Yasme Excellence Award is
    presented to individuals and groups who, through their own service,
    creativity, effort and dedication, have made a significant contribution
    to amateur radio. The contribution may be in recognition of technical,
    operating or organizational achievement, as all three are necessary for
    amateur radio to grow and prosper. The Yasme Excellence Award is in the
    form of a cash grant and an individually-engraved crystal globe.

    The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation is pleased to announce
    the latest recipients of the Yasme Excellence Award:

    Steve Babcock, VE6WZ -- Steve is recognized for his contribution to
    the art of lowband antennas and remote operating. Steve has made available
    to the amateur community countless hours of instructional videos, for
    free, on his YouTube channel and QRZ.COM page.

    * * * * *
    The Yasme Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to support
    scientific and educational projects related to amateur radio, including
    DXing (long distance communication) and the introduction and promotion of
    amateur radio in developing countries. For additional information about
    The Yasme Foundation, visit our website at (www.yasme.org).

    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

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