Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin #1357.1

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  1. KB8NW

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    SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1357.1
    Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin No. 1357.1

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Special Bulletin No. 1357.1
    BID: $OPDX.1357.1
    March 23, 2018
    Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
    Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
    Written/Sent From Strongsville, OH

    Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
    Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet
    Clusters Network E21EIC and OH2BH for the following DX information.

    GOOD NEWS (From the Editor). OPDX's mail server (HAMNET.org) is back
    up and running at about 2:00 PM (EDT). Over 2000+ messages were down-
    loaded. The bad news is some 230+ individual E-mail addresses were
    removed so if you are not receiving the bulletins, please resubscribe.

    HS, THAILAND NEWS. Tony, HS0ZDX, RAST Liaison Officer, reports to members
    and friends of the RAST: "There is good news for contest operators.
    Thailand's regulator, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications
    Commission (NBTC), has granted temporary permission for intermediate and
    advanced class amateur radio operators and club stations with HF operators
    to operate throughout the 80 metre band and on 6 metres in total of 14
    amateur radio contests. This authorization, contained in a notification
    sent to RAST by the NBTC Secretariat earlier this month (March 2018),
    covers HF and VHF contests in 2017 and 2018 and allows licensed inter-
    mediate and advanced class amateur radio operators to operate on frequencies
    from 3.6 MHz to 3.9 MHz during eight international HF amateur radio contests
    and from 50-54 MHz during six VHF amateur radio contests. Unfortunately,
    the dates for six of these contests that were approved have passed by, but
    another eight contests scheduled for later this year are upcoming.
    This permission dramatically increases the bandwidth on 80 metres which
    is otherwise limited to 3.500 - 3.600 MHz while 6 metres (50-54MHz) is
    otherwise off limits. Potential operators should note that this permission
    is granted on a secondary basis and is valid until the last contest on the
    list which is in September this year. A list of the authorized contests
    is displayed in the attached file and includes the upcoming CQ World Wide
    WPX Contest from March 24-26th. In order to take advantage of these
    opportunities, licensed RAST members are required to register in advance
    in order to participate in each one of these authorised contests on
    3.600 - 3.900 MHz or on the six-metre band on VHF (50-54 MHz). Registration,
    which is obligatory, should be done at the RAST website by following this
    link <https://goo.gl/forms/OY65JXf0c27copoU2> and operators are also
    required to submit an electronic log of their activity to RAST within
    one week following the contest. This authorization also stipulates that
    only equipment that has been licensed by the NBTC may be used and RAST
    will be responsible for all operations and must file a report to the NBTC
    following each contest. You can also check out the RAST website in English
    at: http://www.qsl.net/rast/

    PJ5, ST. EUSTATIUS. Polish operator Janusz/SP9FIH will be active as PJ5Z
    from Sint Eustatius Island (NA-145) during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March
    24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry.

    Z60A KOSOVO NEWS (Press Release). Martti, OH2BH, sent out the following
    today, March 23rd:
    FROM THE DESK OF MISSION GOODWILL KOSOVO
    Helsinki, Finland, 23, March, 2018

    Z60A LOTW AND QSL RELEASE
    It is now 10-days from the last QSO made at Z60A, the Republic of
    Kosovo's first activation. Because this is an overall new DXCC entity,
    it has resulted in many requests for checking missing QSOs due to pirates,
    a variety of logging errors and busted calls. We have extended this period
    for another week as we try to enter the cleanest possible QSO data to LoTW.
    The magic day for the complete LoTW upload will be the Fools-Day, April
    1st, 2018. We will continue processing log errors for another 7-days prior
    to the upload. Queries can be made at <z60a@sral.fi>
    While waiting, you may have a look at the Z60A four-page QSL layout
    at <www.qrz.com/db/Z60A> to capture the essence of the Mission Goodwill
    Kosovo. These papers cards are at the printer, and we expect to have
    them here around April 1st, as well. We will proceed with mailing as fast
    as we can.

    MISSION GOODWILL KOSOVO STORY IN VISALIA

    The Mission Goodwill Kosovo is ever thankful and delighted to have been
    invited to present the heartbreaking -- and regrettable -- story of "The
    Republic of Kosovo and Z60A" at the Visalia International DX Convention
    over the weekend of April, 20 thru 22. The trio of Vjollca, Z61VB,
    Martti, OH2BH and Jim, K9JF will be the Saturday evening Banquet speakers,
    presenting the latest DXCC country, number 340.


    UPDATED/CORRECTED CQWW WPX SSB CONTEST LISTING:
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    The following stations are expected to be active in the
    CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th, 2018)
    Contest Rules: http://www.cqwpx.com/rules.htm
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
    consolidated listing of the participants in the 2018 CQWW WPX SSB Contest.
    For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
    format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
    http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxs2018.html (By callsign)
    http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxsd2018.html (By entity)
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    Contest DXCC Class QSL
    Callsign Entity Route
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    3V8SS Tunisia SO LoTW; QSL via LX1NO
    4H1K Philippines QSL via DV1KIR
    4L2M Georgia SOSB 40M EA7FTR
    7Q7EI Malawi M/? M0OXO; QSL via (C)
    8P5A Barbados SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via HA1AG
    9Y4/KE1B Trinadad & Tobago M/S LoTW
    9Y4/W6NN Trinadad & Tobago M/S LoTW
    9Y4D Trinadad & Tobago SOSB 15M 9Y4D
    B1Z China M/? EA7FTR
    BP0P Taiwan M/? See QRZ.com
    C4A Cyprus M/2 LoTW; QSL via 5B4KH and (C)
    CN2AA Morocco M/S LoTW; QSL via UA2FM
    CN4P Morocco SOSB LoTW; QSL via EA5XX
    CN7EJ Morocco M/2 IK2OHG
    CQ3W Madeira LoTW
    E2A Thailand SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via (HS-B)
    ED9E Ceuta & Melilla M/? EA9ACD (d)
    EF9R Ceuta & Melilla SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via EA5KB
    FK/5B4ALX New Caledonia SOSB 15M IZ4AMS
    HS0AC Thailand M/2 HS5NMF
    IO5O Italy M/S IK5RLP (B)
    IO9R Italy M/2 LoTW; QSL via ON3AR (B/d) or (e)
    K5NA USA M/M
    LM90NRRL Norway M/S (LA-B)
    MD1E Isle of Man M0OXO
    MD1U Isle of Man M0OXO
    MD0GOR Isle of Man LoTW
    NH7A Hawaii SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via F5VHJ or WA6WPG
    NP2N US Virgin Islands M/? NP2N; QSL via KP2 (B/d)
    OH5Z Finland M/2 LoTW
    P49Y Aruba SOAB LoTW; QSL via AE6Y
    PJ2T Curacao M/M LoTW; QSL via W3HNK
    PJ4R Bonaire SOAB WD9DZV
    PJ4V Bonaire M/2 M0URX
    PJ5T Saba & St Eustatius M/? ClubLog
    PJ5Z Saba & St Eustatius SOSB
    PX2A Brazil M/M PY2VM
    TO2BC French Guiana DL7BC; QSL via (DARC-B) or (d)
    TO5GI Guadeloupe SOAB F5XX
    UF1F Russia (Europe) M/S eQSL
    V73NC Micronesia SO LoTW; QSL via JA0JHQ
    VB2Z Canada M/S LoTW; no paper QSLs
    VK3HF Australia M/? LoTW; QSL via M0OXO
    VP5P Turks & Caicos M/? ClubLog
    XU7AEY Cambodia M/? LoTW
    YB2DX Indonesia SOAB HP LoTW
    YB0NDT Indonesia SOAB 20M LoTW
    ZV5O Brazil M/2 LoTW; QSL via PY5QW

    (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only (*) No QSL Needed


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  2. YT3ART

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    Secretary-General of ITU

    Following the inquiry of the Administration of Serbia of 16 March 2018 regarding the use of Call Sign Series Z6 by amateur radio stations of Kosovo*, I would like to provide the following statement:

    Pursuant to Article 19 of the Radio Regulations, notably its provisions Nos. 19.28B and 19.33, the management of international series of call signs is a prerogative of ITU. Call sign series can be allocated only to the administrations of the ITU Member States by world radiocommunication conferences or, between radiocommunication conferences, by the ITU Secretary-General. In this respect, the attention of the ITU administrations is drawn to the fact that ITU has not allocated call sign series Z6 to any of its Member States. Consequently, the utilization of call signs series Z6 by any entity without a formal allocation and consent of the ITU represents an unauthorized and illegal usage of this international numbering resource.

    https://www.itu.int/dms_pub/itu-t/opb/sp/T-SP-OB.1149-2018-OAS-PDF-E.pdf
     

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