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The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1505
BID: $OPDX.1505
March 1, 2021
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From Strongsville, Ohio

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, the AB5K's AR Cluster
Networks, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4ZW, K8YSE,
W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DXNews.com,
DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News,
M0URX, Pete Rayer & ISWL, Sixitalia Weekly, SM5CAK and VA3RJ & ICPO
for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 21st/February, through Sunday, 28th/February there were
214 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A,
9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6,
CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E6, E7,
EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FP,
FR, FS, 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, J2, J6, J7, JA, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0,
KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM,
ON, OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM,
SP, ST, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY,
TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E,
VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN,
YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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".

3A, MONACO (Canceled). Operators Mireille/F4FRL and Patrice/F5RBB, who
were expected to be active as 3A/homecall from Monaco between February
24th and March 2nd, had to cancel due to local Covid-19 health measures.

3B8, MAURITIUS. Operators Olof/G0CKV, Denny/KX7M and others TBS (To-Be-
Announced) will activate 3B8M from Mauritius (AF-049) during the next
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via M0OXO.
The QTH is booked, but team and entry will be determined. STAY TUNED!!

DXPEDITION VIDEO (K5P Palmyra Atoll). The following is a YouTube.com
video/presentation at a "Redwood Empire DX Association" (W6KB) online
club meeting by John Miller, K6MM, titled "K5P DXpedition: The Cursed
Paradise of Palmyra Atoll". Video is about 1 hour and 15 minutes long:
             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD070BqJTtg

GB2, SCOTLAND (Special Event). Look for special event station GB2CR to
be active from Invergordon, Scotland, between March 4-18th. The special
callsign's suffix "CR" stands for "Collins Radio". During the GB2CR oper-
ation, the equipment will be vintage valve/tube radio equipment manu-
factured by the Collins Radio Company (1933-1971) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
U.S.A. Chris, GM3WOJ/GM2V, will also use the special callsign from his
home station near Invergordon using a KWM-2A transceiver, 312B-5 external
VFO/control unit and 516F-2 AC power supply. An amplifier and good antennas
will be used -- with operations on 80-10 meters; mostly SSB with some CW.
Sorry - no paper QSLs - LoTW only. GB2CR will have a real-time logging
system, with an online webpage, which feeds all QSOs directly to ClubLog.
Look for more information on QRZ.com.

GERMAN NORTH POLE DXPEDITION. Operators Martina/DF3TS and Thomas/DC8TM
will activate Svalbard (EU-026) as JW/homecalls to start their DXpedition
between April 10-13th, 2022. Activity will be on SSB and FT8. They will
then be active from a Russian "Severnyi Polyus" the Scientific Polar
Drifting Base (enclave by RFF) approx. 80kms from the North Pole on the
Arctic Ocean where they will activate the WWFF area RFF-0176. Operators
will use their special callsigns DP0LE (like POLE) and as RA/DC8TM/P and
RA/DF3TS/P to represent the Russian flag of the camp between April 14-17th,
2022. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17 meters using SSB and FT8. Activity
from the North Pole (90 Degrees North) - under DP0LE and DC8TM/P together
with Martina DF3TS/P will take place sometime during this time (The exact
schedule will depend very much on weather conditions) on 20 meters [14244
kHz (+/-)]. !! Activity is limited to approx. 30 minutes!! For more details
and updates, watch:        https://www.qrz.com/db/DC8TM

IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between February 22-27th (as per the DXCluster):

    IOTA     Callsign     Island/GROUP            Bands/Modes
   ------    ----------   -------------           ------------
   AF-016    FR4NT        Reunion                 20m; SSB
   AF-016    FR4QT        Reunion                 20/15m; SSB
   AF-019    IG9ITO       PELAGIE                 20m; SSB
   AN-016    DP1POL       Antarctica              40m; FT8
   AS-002    A92GW        BAHRAIN                 20m; SSB
   AS-003    4S7AB        SRI LANKA               17m; FT8
   AS-004    5B4AIX       Cyprus                  20m; SSB
   AS-004    P3AA         Cyprus                  15m; CW
   AS-006    VR2BLEE      Hong Kong               40/17m; CW
   AS-053    9W2ADV       MALAY PENNISULA WEST    40m; SSB
   AS-118    9K2HM        KUWAIT                  40m; SSB
   EU-004    EA6EJ        BALEARIC                30m; CW
   EU-004    EC6FK        BALEARIC                40m; SSB
   EU-005    G0OFD        GREAT BRITAIN           40m; FT8
   EU-005    G3PXT        GREAT BRITAIN           40m; FT8
   EU-005    G3ZIG        GREAT BRITAIN           20m; SSB
   EU-005    GB1OOL       GREAT BRITAIN           40m; SSB
   EU-005    GM0EUL       GREAT BRITAIN           40m; CW
   EU-005    GM4ATA       GREAT BRITAIN           40m; CW
   EU-009    GM8OFQ       ORKNEY                  20m; SSB
   EU-014    TK5EP        CORSICA                 20m; CW
   EU-015    SV9ANK       CRETE                   20m; SSB
   EU-018    OY1R         FAROE                   80m; FT8
   EU-023    9H5JO        MALTA                   20m; SSB
   EU-025    IT9BGE       SICILY                  40m; SSB
   EU-025    IT9CAR       SICILY                  40m;
   EU-025    IT9JAV       SICILY                  40m; SSB
   EU-060    SV1PMZ       STEREA ELLAS REGION     17m; FT8
   EU-067    SZ8ERS       KYKLADES                80/30/20m; CW
   EU-115    MI0AIH       IRELAND                 20m; SSB
   EU-131    IK3PQH/P     VENETO REGION           40m; SSB
   EU-144    IZ8WGS    CALABRIA/BASILICATA REGION 40m; SSB
   EU-172    OZ8ZY        JYLLAND EAST AND FYN    40m; SSB
   NA-018    OX3XR        GREENLAND               17m; CW
   NA-021    8P6PE        Barbados                80m; FT8
   NA-022    VP2ETE       ANGUILLA                40m; CW
   NA-099    KP4JRS       Puerto Rico             20m; CW
   NA-099    WP3R         Puerto Rico             40m; SSB
   NA-102    FG5GP        GUADELOUPE              20m; FT8
   NA-102    FG4SO        GUADELOUPE              40m; SSB
   NA-103    VP2MNI       Montserrat              40m; SSB
   NA-108    J642DS       St Lucia                40/30/20m; FT8
   NA-122    HI2IDT       Saona                   40m; SSB
   NA-247    PJ7FM        SINT MAARTEN?S COASTAL  17m; SSB
   OC-001    VK2DJP       Australia               20m; FT8
   OC-001    VK5ASK       Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-016    3D2AG       VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 20/17m; FT8
   OC-021    YB1DJO       JAVA                    40m; FT8
   OC-021    YC1AYO       JAVA                    20m; FT8
   OC-021    YG1AEX       JAVA                    15m; FT8
   OC-022    YB9AY        BALI                    17m; FT8
   OC-032    FK8IK        NEW CALEDONIA           30m; CW
   OC-036    ZL1A         NORTH                   40m; FT8
   OC-036    ZL3IO        NORTH                   15m; FT8
   OC-042    4I1EBD       Luzon                   20m; SSB
   OC-042    DU3CQ        Luzon                   20m; PSK
   OC-097    5W1SA        SAMOA                   17m; FT8
   OC-143    YE6YE        SUMATRA                 20m; FT8
   SA-011    9Z4AH        TRINIDAD                20/17m; SSB
   SA-024    PV2B         SAO PAULO STATE WEST    80/40/10m; SSB
   SA-099    PJ2ND        CURACAO                 40m; CW
   SA-099    PJ2SM        CURACAO                 20m; SSB

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

  AF-032.  Gabor "Gab", HA3JB, will be active as 5H1IP from Unguja Island,
           Zanzibar, between September 20-30th. Activity is usually on
           80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. He also plans to
           participate in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 26-27th).
           QSL via HA3JB or ClubLog's OQRS. For possibly more details
           and updates, see:      http://ha3jb.com/index.html

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

ISWL CALLSIGNS (For March 2021). The following ISWL club callsigns will
be used throughout the month of March 2021:

  GX4BJC/A - Operated from Clacton on Sea, in Essex, by George, G1IPU
             (WAB Square - TM11 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).

  MX1SWL/A - Operated from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie, G6XOU
             (WAB Square - TM22 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).

  ALL QSLs will be handled by Dick, M5DIK - The QSL Manager and NOT the
individual operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club.
All QSL info is on <www.iswl.org.uk> or <www.qrzcq.com> or <www.qrz.com>
or via <www.eQSL.cc>. NO LoTW.

J6, ST. LUCIA. Operators Bill/K9HZ (J68HZ), Kyle/WA4PGM (J68PG) and
Dan/W0CN (J68CN) will once again be active as J68HZ from a villa at
Labrelotte Bay, Castries, St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA L-1336), between
March 2-11th. Their activity is usually on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB,
FT8 and EME. They will also be in the ARRL International DX SSB Contest
(March 6-7th) as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry. QSL J68HZ via LoTW,
eQSL or direct to K9HZ (see QRZ.com). No Bureau QSLs. Look for operators
to possibly be active outside of the contest. QSL via their home call-
signs or LoTW.

JW, SVALBARD. Stian, LB5SH will be active as JW/LB5SH from the JW5E club
station in Longyearbyen (JQ78tf) on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026), possibly
starting on March 25th and ending March 28th. Activity will be on various
HF bands using SSB and FT8. He will also be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest
(March 27-28th) using the callsign JW2T. QSL JW/LB5SH (and possibly JW2T)
via LoTW or ClubLog.

JW, SVALBARD. Tom, OH6VDA/LA6VDA, will once again be active as JW6VDA
from the JW5E club station (http://jw5e.com/) in Longyearbyen (JQ78tf)
on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026) between April 26th and May 9th. Activity
will be on various HF bands using SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via LoTW, eQSL,
ClubLog's OQRS or QRZ.com log. Bureau cards via LA6VDA.

OI, FINLAND (Rare Prefix). Finnish radio amateurs within or in ties to
the Finnish Defense Forces or its tradition will be using the special
prefix "OI" on Friday, March 5th. There are only about 35 stations with
an "OI" callsign, so it's a rare prefix. There will be a special award
available, see:              https://sirad.fi/oi-award

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.

P2, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Special Event). Look for special event station
P29MM to be active from Papua New Guinea, to celebrate the 175th anni-
versary of the birth of Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay. He was a Ukrainian-
Russian explorer, ethnologist, anthropologist and biologist who became
famous as one of the earliest scientists to settle among and study in-
digenous people of New Guinea who had never seen a European. For more
info, see:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Miklouho-Maclay
Length of activity was not mentioned. Operations will be on various HF
bands. QSL via RM0L.

PJ7, SINT MAARTEN (Reminder). Tom, AA9A, will once again be active as
PJ7AA from Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten (NA-105), between now and March
27th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and FT8. Operations
will be with 100 watts with a K3 and Buddi-pole. QSL via AA9A, ClubLog
or LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (March 1-7th).......
  Mar/01st BN      Mar/04th  HN     Mar/06th  BN
  Mar/02nd LN      Mar/05th  HN     Mar/07th  LN
  Mar/03rd LN

   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

PX0, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. "DX-World.net" reports that operators Fabio/
PY2RMZ, Marcio/PU4MDO and possibly 2 other operators are planning a DX-
pedition to Fernando de Noronha for either May or June of this year.
The dates need to be confirmed. The team plans to sign as PX0N, and be
active on 80/40/20/15/10 meters using dipole antennas. QSL via EA7FTR.
The team is looking for support and can be contacted via E-mail at:
                             py2rmz@gmail.com

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu)
  (February 21st, 28th and 26th) and various sources provided by OPDX
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  4JT0SFR via 4K4K         EX8NT via RW6HS        OT2CARE via ON6YX
  4JT3DJ via 4J3DJ         FM4RU via F1LNS        PE1GRJ via PD5DJ
  4JT6RO via 4K4K          HC1HN via EA5GL        PE6Q via PA8AD
  5P5N via OZ4P            HC6IM via EC5R         PI4SRN via PA3DHR
  7X5QB/2 via EA5ZD        HF66KAO via SP9KAO     S01WS via EA2JG (O/d)
  8Q7AM via IW0HBY         HZ1KWT via HZ1SAR      SN7D via SQ7DQX (L)
  9A/IZ3NVR via IZ3NVR     HZ1SK via IZ8CLM       SN80EJG via SP5EJG
  A60KWT via EA7FTR        HZ1TT via A61BK        SX200DAR via SV1DAR (L)
  A60KWT/0 via EA7FTR      II2ANT via IK2QPO      SX200HEP via SV1HEP
  A60KWT/1 via A61BK       II5ANT via IZ5BTC      SX200HQL via SV2HQL
  A60KWT/2 via EA7FTR      II8WAP via 9A8MDC      SX200HTW via SV2HTW (d/L)
  A60KWT/3 via A61BK       II9P via IT9CHU (L/d)  SX200LJG via SW1LJG
  A60KWT/4 via A61BK       IQ5OX via IU5DVC (d)   SX200MNE via SV1MNE
  A60KWT/5 via A61BK       IR1ANT via I1HYW       SX200QN via SV1QN
  A60KWT/6 via A61BK       IR1G via IZ1LBG & (L)  SX200RIB via SV7RIB & (L)
  A60KWT/7 via A61AY (d)   IR2D via IK2EGL (d/L)  SX200SIU via SV8SIU
  A60KWT/8 via EA7FTR      J642BP via J69BP       SX200XY via SV1XY
  A60KWT/9 via A65GC (d)   J642DS via EB7DX       SX2A via SV2GWY (d/L)
  A60KWT/10 via EA5ZD      J642KZ via W3HNK       TC3A via TA3A (L)
  A60KWT/11 via IZ8CLM     JX2US via LA2US        TM0GL via F6DBA
  A60KWT/12 via A65BR (d)  KH6LC via WA6WPG & (L) TM18AAW via F8DVD & (L)
  A60KWT/13 via EA7FTR     KP4/N2GK via EA5GL     TM9CR via F1CEP (B)
  A91KWT via EC6DX & (L)   LB1G via LA9HW         TT8FC via EA3GWK
  DP1POL via DL1ZBO        LZ125LAZ via LZ1ZF     XQ3SK/4 via XQ3SK
  DQ11WCA via DF6EX        LZ73TRC via LZ1YE (d)  YJ8RN via NZ4DX
  EA/CT1EEC via CT1EEC     M5B via G3TXF          YR0UCRR via YO5KDV (B)
  EA/CT1ILO via CT1ILO     MM0T via GM3WUX        YR8D via YO8KRR & (L)
  EF3O via EA3HIG          OE90AAW via OE3SGA     ZC4GR via EB7DX  & (L)
  EG484FIM via EA7URF      OL70DG via OK1DG       ZF2MJ via N6MJ & (L)
  EP2LSH via EA5GL         OL8M via OK1DRQ        ZL1A via ZL3CW
  EU8F via EW8OF           OL8R via OK1DRQ        ZW8T via PS8HF (d)
  EX8MCD via EA5GL         OP4K via ON4JZ & (L)

  (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
  (*) QSLs will be sent via the Bureau - No QSL needed

  LOGS ONLINE (New/Updated) AVAILABLE ON CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/9G5FI      (Updated)
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/ZD8HZ      (Updated)

  FAST BUREAU QSL SERVICE. Lar, SM5CAK, informs OPDX: About slow QSL
  Bureaus? My QSL sent July/August 2020. Received in Arsenyev in January
  2021. (He replied direct on 27 January 2021. Received today 23 February
  2021.) Sent my QSL to R0LGH. Via SM outgoing Bureau > DARC (DL QSL
  Bureau) > UA incoming bureau > To R0L (Vladiostok) Bureau (East Siberia)
  > Arsenyev. WHO SAYS QSL BUREAUS IS SLOW! All SM outgoing QSLs are sent
  to DARC outgoing Bureau.

  SPECIAL "J642" CALLSIGNS. Operators from St.Lucia (NA-108) were cele-
  brating their country's 42nd anniversary in gaining full independence
  (February 22nd, 1979), during this past week (February 21-28th) by
  using the special prefix J642. Stations heard: J642BP (J69BP), J642DS
  (J69DS), J642KZ (J69KZ) and J642MV (J69MV). QSL via the operator's
  instructions.

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4F3OM, 5B4VL, A65DR, BG2AUE, BX6ABV, CR6K,
  CW5W, CX5FK, D4Z, E73B, EA2AUK, EA4ESU, F5RRS, FG/F5HRY, FK8IK, FM5BH,
  GU4YOX, HH2MK, HK4EIC, HL5BCH, OV70JUT, P44W, PP5TG, RA0LQ, RL9Y, RT0F,
  T32AZ, TA1IBJ, TT8SN, TZ4AM, UA9CR, VK5PW, VK5SFA, VK6APK, VK6EI, ZM4T,
  YL3CW and ZS1C

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: A71AM, BG2AUE, CP4BT, JH6TYD (AS-040), OK2RZ,
  OZ1FKZ, S79KW and ZL2OK

  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....

R125, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Look for special event callsign
R125PR from Saint Petersburg to be active between March 1-31st. Activity
is to honor the world's first radiogram ever sent. The special callsign
was requested by the "Association of Radio Amateurs of St. Petersburg"
to commemorate the 125th anniversary of wireless signal transmission demo.
On March 24, 1896, Alexander Popov completed first ever radio transmission
at the Russian Physical and Chemical Society of Saint-Petersburg Imperial
University. The radiogram consisting of two words "Henrich Herz" tran-
scended a distance of 250 meters. Alexander Popov was present when inde-
scribable exhilaration seized the audience after the words were received,
decoded and chalked out on the blackboard. This was the world's first
transmission of an intelligible text by wireless telegraphy.QSL via R1AU.

VI100/VK100, AUSTRALIA (Reminder/Update/Special Event). From modest begin-
nings in 1921, the Royal Australian Air Force has grown into a potent,
World class Air Force which Australia relies upon in both conflict and
peace. The men and women of the Royal Australian Air Force have achieved
great success in serving Australia and its national interest over the past
100 years. The RAAF was formed on 31st March 1921, to mark this Centenary
the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) will be celebrating with two
callsigns:
   VI100AF -- 100 days; between March 1st and May 29th; will be used by a
              team of Radio Amateurs across the bands around Australia.
   VK100AF -- between March 1st and August 31st; will be used by Radio
              Amateurs that are either current or veteran military personnel
              and some activities may be from military bases.

  Stuart Birkin, VK8NSB, will be organizing the event that will be aired
by many Radio Amateurs across Australia as they celebrate this centenary
with you. Numerous Australian amateur radio operators have volunteered to
assist with operating the special event callsigns to celebrate the 100th
anniversary of the Air Force in Australia. Operators (44 so far): They have
operators from all Australian States and Territories on the operators list
who will be active on all bands and modes over the period of the callsigns
being on air. Current list of operators are: Stuart/VK8NSB, Lee/VK3GK,
Paul/VK2HV, Alan/VK4SN, Bob/VK4BOB, Joe/VK2KJJ, Tim/VK3FTIM, Patrick/VK2PN,
Geoff/VK5RK, Brett/VK2BDS, Leo/VK2WTF, Allan/VK2GR, Barry/VK2BJ, Simon/
VK8ZJZ, Peter/VK3FN, Brad/VK3BY, Wayne/VK2DWP, Vic/VK2UVP, Ras/VK2QV,
Diane/VK4DI, Bill/VK4ZD, Steven/VK3KTT, Tex/VK1TX, Theo/VK5IR, Joel/VK8JG,
Phil/VK8MC, Club Station/VK4MB, Adam/VK5GA, Paul/VK3HJV, Alan/VK3OA,
Kev/VK2KEV, John/VK7XX, Rob/VK6HG, Jaye/VK2FOMG, Brad/VK2NMZ, Chris/VK5FR,
Paul/VK5PAS, Marija/VK5MAZ, Club Station/VK2ATZ, Club Station/VK2AFY,
Ian/VK4JAL, Club Station/VK4KG, Ian/VK3QL and Grant/VK5GR. A commemorative
4-sided QSL will be printed for direct QSL requests. QSL via M0URX's OQRS
(direct or Bureau), LoTW, or direct to M0URX (with 2 USDs). NO incoming
Bureau QSLs; use the OQRS.
  The OQRS link for direct and Bureau QSLs for VI100AF is:
    https://www.m0urx.com/oqrs/logsearch.php?dxcallsign=VI100AF
  The OQRS link for direct and Bureau QSLs for VK100AF is:
    https://www.m0urx.com/oqrs/logsearch.php?dxcallsign=VK100AF
  For more information about Air Force 100:
    https://airforce2021.airforce.gov.au/
  WIA info:  nationalnews@wia.org.au

YASME NEWS (Press Release, dated February 22nd; YASME FOUNDATION SUPPORTING
GRANT TO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS). The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foun-
dation announces that it has made the following grant at its February 17,
2021, board meeting:
   *  $5,000 each to the Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) and ARRL
      Foundation scholarship programs for 2021.

                               * * * * *
  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 of 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

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Tevfik, TA1HZ, who is currently active as ZD8HZ
on Ascension Island (AF-003), plans to be in the ARRL DX SSB Contest
(March 6-7th) and the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) as a Single-
Op/Single-Band (??m) entry. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or direct to TA1HZ. ADDED
NOTES: Tevfik is on the island working on a project, but will be active
until mid-April.

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