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The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1518
BID: $OPDX.1518
May 31, 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, W4VQ, K8YSE,
W8GEX & 60m DX News, K9EL, 3B8DU, 9J2GS, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News
Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH
& 425 DX News, OH2BH, Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following
DX information.

        "Celebrating 30 years (March 1991) of FREE DX News"

** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE: This week's bulletin was sent out earlier
   than normal to accommodate the late CQWW WPX CW Contest announcements.
   Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing
   of the CQWW WPX CW Contest participants.

   SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR KB8NW (Reminder): There will NOT be a bulletin
   on June 7th. However, if I receive any special announcements I will send
   them out. PLEASE continue to send me your DX information (You never know
   what I might do while taking in the sun with the family at Panama City=20
   Beach, FL).=20

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 23rd/May, through Friday, 27th/May there were 208 countries
active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A,
5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2,
9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE0Y,
CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6,
EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FP, FR, FS,
FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP,
HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, 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, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7,
TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4,
V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE,
XW, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4,

* 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 (Reminder). Operators Ennio/IW1RBI (Team Leader), Alessandro/
IZ1AZA, Gianluca/IU1KBL and Andrea/IU1JXW will be active as 3A/IW1RBI
from Monaco between now and May 30th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters
using CW, SSB and FT8 (F/H). QSL via the address on QRZ.com or LoTW.
They now have a Web page available at:   https://www.3a-iw1rbi.com/#

4U29, ITALY (Special Event). Members of the 4U1GSC Amateur Radio Club are
now active as 4U29MAY from the UN Global Service Center in Brindisi, Italy,
until June 30th. Activity is to celebrate "International Day of UN Peace-
keepers" (May 29th) [http://www.un.org/en/events/peacekeepersday/]. They
hope that the "29MAY" suffix will be reminding you of this day when they
pay tribute to more than 4,000 'Blue Helmets', UN Police and civilian
personnel who lost their lifes whilst serving in field missions. Their
efforts are one of the most concrete expressions of the UN Charter's
determination to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.
Operations will be on 160-10 meters. Remember, this operation only counts
for Italy for DXCC.

5N, NIGERIA (Update). Jean-Louis, F5MAW (aka ZS6AAG, 3DA0MF, C91MSF and
TT8JLH), who was active as 5N7MSF from Abuja until May 25th, is now sign-
ing 5N9JLH. According to "The Daily DX", Jean-Louis says, "It has been
a long way to have the final license, after a long debate with the author-
ities they have finally sent the final license with the call 5N9JLH and
not 5N7MSF as asked..... They did not agree with 5N7MSF because 5N7 is
Lagos region not Abuja." As mentioned during the last 2 weeks, Jean-Louis
is there working for the M=E9decins Sans Fronti=E8res [MSF](Doctors Without
Borders), so his on air time will be limited, and he will try to be on
after his working hours and Saturdays and Sundays. It suggested to watch
20/15 meters (14122 and 21170 kHz; after 1600z). QSL is currently only
via eQSL.

A3, TONGA (Reminder). After one year of being QRT since May 2020 due to
Covid-19, Masa, JA0RQV, will once again be active as A35JP from Tong-
atapu Island (OC-049) between the end of May and October. Schedule might
be changed due to Covid-19. However, Masa, posted the following on his
Blog May 27th [edited]: "Due to Covid-19 pandemic, I am still being stuck
in Fiji on the way to Tonga for more than 1 month since I departed Narita/
Tokyo on 14th April 2021, and enter into Fiji as the last transit to Tonga
and spent 2 weeks MIQ here. However, Tonga is closing airport for the fligh=
from Fiji from 30th April until situation in Fiji improved. I will update
as soon as new schedule decided." For more details and updates, visit
his Blog page at:          http://blog.goo.ne.jp/rqv

C7, AUSTRIA. Members of the International Amateur Radio Contest DX Club
(ARCDXC - United Nations, 4U1A) will be active as C7A during the CQWW
WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry from the International
Meteorology Organization (WMO). QSL via UA3DX, direct or by the Bureau.
ADDED NOTE: Remember this station counts for Austria (OE) for DXCC pur-
poses and as 4U for the Vienna International Centre for the CQ DX Mar-
athon award.

E2, THAILAND. Operators will be JayCie/E20NKB, Champ/E21EIC, Tony/E24OYI,
Bun/E25KAE and Mew/E29TGW will be active as E2A during the CQWW WPX CW
Contest (May 29-30th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via E21EIC or LoTW.

EH5, SPAIN (Museum Ship Op). Members of the CQ Torrevieja Amateur Radio
Cultural Association (EC5RKT) will once again be active as EH5SUB from
the Delfin S-61 Submarine as part of "Museum Ships Weekend 2021" between
June 5-6th. Part of the operators mentioned are YL Georgette/ON6AK/EA5HZC,
Jean/ON5JV/EA5HZB and Paco/ON6LP/EA5GVJ. A special QSL is via EA5GVJ. For
More details about this weekend, see:    https://www.nj2bb.org/museum=20

EO30, UKRAINE (Special Event). Look for special event station EO30A to
be active to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Independence of Ukraine.
QSL via eQSL or LoTW.

FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY. Phil, K2LIO, is expected to be active as K2LIO/FJ
from Saint Barthelemy (NA-146) until August 5th. Phil states to look for
him on 40/20/15 meters. He uses a Xeigu G90 with 20 watts into a MFJ end
fed wire. QSL via his home callsign.

FREE SIRIUSXM RADIO (We Know It Is Not DX, But It Is Free!!). Those who
have SiriusXM Radio in their car and are NOT a subscriber, it is time
again to crank up your inactive satellite radio and enjoy many channels
of SiriusXM for FREE. Yes, it is FREE through June 8th. This also includes
their SiriusXM app and 100+ channels in your car. No strings attached.
See the list of FREE channels at:
Complete details at: https://www.siriusxm.com/offers/free-listen?intcmp=3DP=

G9, ENGLAND. Mark, M0DXR, will be active as G9W during the CQWW WPX CW
Contest (May 29-30th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via M0DXR.

GB0/GB1, ENGLAND. Members of the "Online Amateur Radio Community" (OARC,
callsign M0OUK) are now active as GB1ORC (until June 20th) and GB0ARC
(until June 24th) to celebrate the one year anniversary of their organ-
ization. They are a UK online based club there to have fun and experiment
with amateur radio - A social group for Ham Support, Advice, and Community,
without Committee. Activity has been on 80/40/20 meters using SSB and FT8.
For more details, see QRZ.com or visit their OARC Web page at:
             Live logging at: https://log.oarc.uk

HV0, VATICAN. Francesco, IK0FVC, is expected to be active as HV0A from
the Vatican during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th) as a Single-Op
entry. QSL via IK0FVC direct.

I2, ITALY. Giovanni, I2IFT, from Seriate, will be active during the CQWW
WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL
via his home callsign.

IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between May 24-28th (as per the DXCluster):

    IOTA     Callsign     Island/GROUP            Bands/Modes
   ------    ----------   -------------           ------------
   AF-004    EA8AT        CANARY                  30/12m; FT8
   AF-022    ZD7BG        ST HELENA               15m; CW
   AF-086    D4Z          WINDWARD                10m; CW
   AS-004    5B4AIX       Cyprus                  12m; SSB
   AS-004    5B4VL        Cyprus                  17m; SSB
   AS-007    8N0OLP       HONSHU                  30m; CW
   AS-020    BV2LA        TAIWAN                  10m; FT8
   EU-003    CU2AP        EASTERN                 10m; FT8
   EU-004    EA6T         BALEARIC                10m; SSB
   EU-005    G4UJS        GREAT BRITAIN           10m; FT8
   EU-014    TK4QL        CORSICA                 60m;
   EU-015    SV9RKU       Crete                   17m; SSB
   EU-018    OY1CT        FAROE                   17m; CW
   EU-018    OY1R         FAROE                   30m; FT8/FT4
   EU-024    IS0DCR       SARDINIA                10m; SSB
   EU-024    IS0GGA       SARDINIA                17m; SSB
   EU-029    OV1CDX       SJAELLAND               17m; SSB
   EU-031    IC8HRG       CAMPANIA REGION         20m; SSB
   EU-067    SZ200ERS     KYKLADES                40m; CW
   EU-115    2I0IEU       IRELAND                 20m; FT8/FT4
   EU-116    GD1JNB       ISLE OF MAN             17m; SSB
   EU-125    5P8VW        JYLLAND WEST            40/17m; SSB/FT8
   EU-131    IK3PQH/P     VENETO REGION           40/20m; SSB
   EU-133    UA1TD/P      GULF OF FINLAND SOUTH   20m;
   EU-172    OZ7PR/P      JYLLAND EAST AND FYN    40/20m; SSB
   EU-175    CU3EM        CENTRAL                 12m; FT8
   NA-002    VP5/K2SX     CAICOS                  20m; CW
   NA-015    CO7FR        CUBA                    40m; CW
   NA-015    CO8OH        CUBA                    40m; CW
   NA-040    NL0H         ST LAWRENCE             20/15m; FT8
   NA-041    KL7NC        ALEXANDER               20m; FT8
   NA-059    NL8F         FOX                     40m; FT8
   NA-096    HH2JA        HISPANIOLA              15m; FT8
   NA-096    HI8K         HISPANIOLA              30m; FT8
   NA-099    KP4JRS       PUERTO RICO             30m; FT8
   NA-139    KC3NYT       MARYLAND STATE EAST     15m; FT8
   OC-002    VK9XX        CHRISTMAS               20m; SSB/FT8
   OC-013    E51JD        RAROTONGA               20m; SSB
   OC-016    3D2AG     VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU   15m; FT8
   OC-019    WH6EY        HAWAIIAN                30m; FT8
   OC-032    FK8CE        NEW CALEDONIA           60m;
   OC-097    5W1SA        SAMOA                   12m; FT8
   OC-143    YB4KAR       SUMATRA                 15m; FT8
   OC-164    VK6NU/P      Rottnest                40/15m; CW
   SA-006    PJ4NX        BONAIRE                 10m; 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).

  EU-055.  Operators Trond/LA1ZTA, John/LB2GI, Odd Arne/LB3AI, Jan Ove/
           LA6GKA, Ivar/LA6ZP, Morten/LA7XIA and Knut/LA9RY, members of
           the Haugaland group of NRRL, will be active as LA4C, from
           Feoy Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as
           a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LA4C, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

  EU-088.  Fred, ON6QR, will be active as OZ/ON6QR from Laeso Island in
           the Kattegat IOTA Group, Denmark, during the RSGB IOTA Contest
           (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/DXpedition/24-Hrs entry. QSL
           via ON6QR.

  EU-125.  Volker, DJ8VW, is once again active as 5P8VW from Romo Island
           (WWFF OZFF-0004) until June 10th. Activity will be on 160-6
           meters (possibly 4m), including the 30/17/12m bands, using
           CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via DJ8VW ONLY DIRECT, LoTW, eQSL or
           ClubLog's OQRS.

  EU-137.  Lars, SM6CUK, will once again be active as SA6G/7 from Ven
           Island between June 7-12th. Activity will be holiday style
           on 40-6 meters using mostly CW on or near the usual IOTA
           frequencies. QSL via SM6CUK, by the Bureau, direct, ClubLog
           or LoTW. NO eQSL.

  EU-178.  Operators Serge/ES1LL and Ed/ES2TT will be active as ES1LL/8
           and ES2TT/8, respectively, from Kihnu Island between May
           29-30th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/6 meters using CW and
           SSB (no Digital mode). They will try to call at ??14040 kHz
           and above. It will depend on the clogged band, but please
           log spots if you hear them. Suggested SSB frequencies are 14244
           or 14260 kHz. On 30 meters watch around ??10120 kHz. They will
           monitor 50 MHz. Operations will be from the lighthouse in the
           morning and from the reserve in the afternoon and Sunday morning=
           QSL via their home callsigns. It was mentioned: direct (3 USDs,
           you can via PP), Bureau (they will answer), you can order (via
           E-mail, Facebook PM). Logs will be uploaded to eQSL, HAMLOG.RU
           or ClubLog.

  NA-067.  Matt, AF2F, is now active as AF2F/W4 from Hatteras Island
           (WW Loc. FM25) until June 6th. Activity will be holiday style
           on various HF bands and 6m, using CW and FT8. QSL via AF2F,
           direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog or LoTW.

  OC-166.  Members of the YB7-DXClub will be active as YB1JYL/7 from
           Sebuku Islands between June 9-11th. Activity will be on SSB
           and FT8. QSL via EA5GL. ADDED NOTE: The YB7-DXClub will also
           activate a few BOTAs (Beaches On The Air) before the IOTA
           operation using the same callsign YB1JYL/7. Schedule is as
           follows: May 29th -- Angsana Beach
                    May 30th -- Pagatan Beach
                             -- YH7HK Club Station local Tanah Bumbu
                    June 6th -- Teluk Tamiang Beach
                    June 8th -- Gedambaan Beach
                    Listen for QSL info........

  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......

MM1, SCOTLAND. Gordon, MM0GOR, will be active as MM1E from near Glasgow
during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry. QSL via LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS only.

NEW BIRD TO BE LAUNCHED (MIR-SAT1). Jean Marc, 3B8DU, sent out the fol-
lowing on May 23rd: The first 3B8 satellite will be sent to the ISS (by
JAXA) on the NASA SpaceX resupply mission-22 on the 3rd of June 2021,
and will be deployed in June by the KIBO robotic arm.
  The callsign is 3B8MIR (MIR-1 meaning Mauritius Imagery & Radio-commun-
ication Satellite 1).
  Payloads are a camera and a digipeater (bent tube) which will be made
available to the HAM community worldwide when satellite is not downloading
images or used for experimental purposes, the uplink will be on 145.9875
MHz and the downlink on 436.925 MHz, 9K2 GMSK, as coordinated with IARU.
  More information will be available on (https://spacemauritius.com) soon.

OE60, AUSTRIA (Special Event). Alex, OE3DMA, has just received permission
from the authorities to use the special callsign OE60ANT between July 1st
and December 31st 2021. Activity is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of
the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS). The WAP special reference for OE60ANT
has been issued as WAP-315. For more details about the special event, see
the WAP Web page at:          http://www.waponline.it

OG60, FINLAND. Olli, OH0XX, will be active as OG60BBM from Oulu during
the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th). The special callsign is used to
celebrate his 60th anniversary as a ham. He received his first license
as OH2BBM on March 24, 1962. QSL via OH0XX.

OP0, BELGIUM. Members of the Royal Belgian Amateur Radio Union (UBA)
will be active as OP0HQ from UBA HQ Station during the CQWW WPX CW Contest
(May 29-30th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS, by the
Bureau or direct to ON4CAS.

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

OY, FAROE ISLANDS. Stian, LB5SH, has announced that he will be active
as OY/LB5SH from Torshavn, Faroe Islands (EU-018), for a one weekend
operation sometime around August, September, or maybe October 2021.
Dates will be announced in good time. Activity will mainly be on SSB
and FT8. Bands of operation depend on what antennas he can take and
set up at his QTH. QSL via his home callsign.

P4, ARUBA. John, KK9A, will once again be active as P40A from Aruba
(SA-036) between now and June 1st. Activity will be on 160-10 meters
using CW ad SSB. Operations will include activity in the CQWW WPX CW
Contest (May 29-30th). QSL via WD9DZV direct.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (May 31st-June 6th).......
  May/31st AN      Jun/03rd  HN     Jun/05th  HN
  Jun 01st HN      Jun/04th  HN     Jun/06th  HN
  Jun/02nd HN

    NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
   -----------------        ------       --------    ------
   AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=3D0-1       0-7
   HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=3D2         8-15
   LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3D3         16-29
   BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=3D4         30-49
   DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=3D5         50-99
   VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=3D6-9       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:
     * SolarHam Web page:   http://www.solarham.net
     * 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:   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 various sources provided by OPDX
  3A/IW1RBI via IW1RBI     FP5CJ via K9OT         R103PW via R2AB
  3Z0R via SP9SX           GS8VL via M0OXO        S79LA via 4Z5LA
  3Z1921PS via SP6YG       HF35BLP via SP7MJX     SO100PS via SP6PAZ
  4S7VK via DJ9ZB          HG21TISZA via HA7VK    SQ1W via SP5ENA
  5P2A via OZ1HX           HI8S via EA5GL         ST2NH via EA7FTR
  5P6PI via OZ6PI          HK1MW via N2OO         SX200HXX via SV2HXX
  5P8VW via DJ8VW          HS0ZJF via ON4AFU      SX200JFL via SV1JFL
  5Z4PA via M0URX          II2CC via IZ2FED       SX200LIQ via SV1LIQ
  7Z1AL via EC6DX          II6RI via IK6IHU       SX200PMQ via SV1PMQ
  8N1MORSE via (JARL-B)    JY4CI via K2AX         T71A via T70A
  8P6ET via KU9C           KL2R via EA5GL         T88SS via EA5GL
  9K2YM via EA5KB          KL4NE via EA5GL        TM6KJS via F6KJS
  AM5IP via EA5CP          LZ125LAZ via LZ1ZF     UE36MS via RQ7L
  CL7YW via EA7FTR         LZ73TRC via LZ1YE      V31AE via EB7DX
  CM2XN via EB7DX          NP2X via KU9C          V73NS via W3HNK
  CO6DS via EA7FTR         OA9DVK via IZ6BRJ      VI100AF via M0URX
  CT9/OM2KW via OM2FY      OD5KU via EB7DX        VK100AF via M0URX
  D4VHF via IK2NCJ         OD5PY via KU9C         VK9XX via EB7DX
  DK0A via DH8IAT          OH0T via OH2GEK        VP5/K2SX via K2SX
  DL65ESSEN via DK1DM      OR40NOL via ON6NL      VP5/K4BAI via K4BAI
  DR100JL via (B)          OS4EM via ON4EM        VP5M via K4QPL
  DU3LA via W3HNK          OS8A via ON8VK         VP8ZMS via M0ZMS
  EA8/DL9XJ via DL9XJ      OZ9ETOV via OZ1HHH     VX31IGY via VE3NE
  EA9KB via EA7FTR         P40A via WD9DZV        YO/HA8FY via HA8FY
  EH1MDC via EA1UVR        P44W via N2MM          YT165TESLA via YU1MM
  EO30A via (e/L)          P49Y via AE6Y          Z81S via IT9YVO
  EY8MM via W0VTT          R103PS via RK9DR       ZF2MJ via N6MJ

  (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
  (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (N) No QSL needed
  (I) No IRC     (P) PayPal        (NB) No Bureau   (n) no printed QSLs
  (**) QSL automatically via Bureau - do not send QSLs


  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: JX2US, RI0Q (AS-152), R207RRC (AS-207) and

    --- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
        send in their info....

SRAL PRESS RELEASE (From Helsinki, Finland; dated May 28th). Martti,
OH2BH, sent out the following [edited]: SRAL OF FINLAND IS PUTTING SIX
OF THEIR TREASURES ON WPX -- This is  part of SRAL's 100th Anniversary.=20


  Just contact 100 (one hundred) of your OH friends during 2021 and
  10 (ten) specially featured Finnish stations to earn the OH Northern
  Light 100-year certificate (OH-NL-100) and the featured story, explaining
  the magic of the OH-land and the Northern Lights:

    Your 100 contact should include 50 OH stations and 50 OF stations, a
  total of 100. A special OF prefix will be launched to all OH stations
  on September 15th, 2021. Your maximum point value can be 100. The number
  of your OF/OH contacts.

  TEN SPECIAL ACTIVITY MULTIPLIERS -- SRAL and its members are active in
  a wide range of Amateur Radio activities and each of the ten multipliers
  represent some of those activities. The multiplying stations are:
  and OF9X.


  OH2A -- This is the SRAL HQ station in our capital, Helsinki. It is
          rarely active internationally but to honor this special year
          you can catch it occasionally. Surely A is first in the alpha-
          bets. Here the station is activated by Radio Club of Pusula,
          OH9W; OH2BCI, OH5BQ and OH2KW.

  OH100SRAL -- This is the official SRAL centennial jubilee station which
          is circulating all year throughout Finland and is activated by
          SRAL's member societies (120) and special activity groups. This
          will be activated by OH1AJ & OH1NDA.

  OH0W -- Aland Islands is Finland's share in the DXCC program. But also,
          the most beautiful archipelago to visit and enjoy. It is home
          to three HF superstations and the historical battlefield of all
          OH contesters for once winning the world -- CQWW at OH0W 1982.
          Here the station is activated by BIG Group: OH2GEK, OH2TA and

  OG2B -- The IARU/NCDXF beacon network has been supported by the SRAL
          and its dedicated members for almost 40 years. While OH2B is
          busy at work, the alternative OG2B will be its substitute
          during this centennial jubilee. Here the station is activated
          by: OH7EA

  OI3AX -- Amateur Radio activity in the Finnish Signal Corps (OI prefix)
          have a brilliant history of cooperation with SRAL. Many well-
          known OHs have caught the bug while doing their service to
          their country. OI3AX will represent the country-wide network
          of 35 OI-locations. Here the station is activated by: OH5LLR.

  OH6SRAL -- Every Saturday at 3 PM SRAL transmits its radio news to its
          entire membership. OH6 is in the middle of the country and has
          a long history of such transmissions. The chief, Heikki, OH6ZS,
          has done those transmissions for more than 40 years and his
          dedication to this duty continues. Here the station is activated
          by: OH6NVC.

  You will find a special logging sheet handy during the hunt at:


T7, SAN MARINO. Members of the Associazione Radioamatori Republica di
San Marino (ARRSM) Radio Club (T70A) will be active as T71CC during the
17th "Carabinieri Radio Amateurs Association (COTA) Award" until June
5th. Details about this Award can be found at:
QSL via A.R.R.S.M. RADIO CLUB, P.O Box 77, 47890 Rep. San Marino ARINO
(via ITALY), San Marino.

TM1 FRANCE (Special Event). In memory of the first parachuting that took
place on occupied French soil (June 15th, 1941), look for the special
event callsign TM1PAR to be active between June 5-19th. Receive a special
QSL via F5RRZ by the Bureau.=20

TM57, FRANCE (Special Event). To pay tribute to the individuals (YL and
OM) who have suffered, those who are currently suffering or have passed
(SK) as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, look for the special event
callsign TM57COV to be used between June 15-29th. They also pay tribute
to the caregivers who with strength and courage do an extraordinary job
saving lives everyday throughout the world. The operators mentioned are
Denis/F1PHB, Jean-Jacques/F4HEI, S=E9bastien/F5BQU, Michel/F5PPG, Pascal/
F5TLZ and Andr=E9/F6BGH. QSL via Marc Nogent (F-11734), 60 Rue Foch, Audun-
le-Tiche, F- 57390 France. QSLs will be printed in July/August. For all
QSLs received, the callsigns will be listed on the QSL Manager's Web site
at:               https://f-11734.skyrock.com/4.html

TO9, ST. MARTIN. Team Leader John, K9EL, informs OPDX he is pleased to
announce that his team will once again travel to the beautiful country
of Saint Martin and operate TO9W between December 1-10th. He states the
following [edited]: "As in past years, we will concentrate on the 160,
80 and 40 meter bands, with special emphasis on Asia on those bands. New
this year will be some activity on 60 meters. Full details are available
on our website at:          http://www.k9el.com/TO9W/TO9W.htm
  Our team this year will consist of Paul/K9NU, Mike/W9MK, Guy/VE2BWL,
Marco/FS4WBS and John/K9EL. We will be building new directional receive
only antennas for the 80 and 160 meter bands. Activity will be on CW,
SSB, FT8/4 and limited RTTY.
  We will have a very experienced pilot team who will forward any questions
or problems to us in real time. We plan real time logging on ClubLog and
daily updates to LoTW. QSL cards will be available for those who wish a
card. Bureau card requests are always accepted by the TO9W team, but
please use ClubLog's OQRS - we do not need your QSL card."

VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (Postponed Again). Dave, W9DR, who was
expected to be active as VP2V/W9DR from the north shore of the Island
of Anegada (NA-023) in the British Virgin Islands (FK78TR) between June
17-24th, has canceled his 6 meter operation again due to the Covid-19
restrictions. He hopes to try again in June 2022.

XM2, CANADA. Pierre, VA2CZ, will be active as XM2Z from Sherbrooke, QC,
during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
Low-Power entry. QSL route is ONLY LoTW. No Paper QSL will be printed
for this contest.

Z2, ZIMBABWE (Update/Correction). Gertjan, 9J2GS (PA3CPG, 9J2GS, 3D6CW,
C30BBP), (and not Peter/PA3CPI as reported last week) is in Masvingo,
Zimbabwe, and is active as Z21DX. The length of his stay is not known.
Gertjan informs OPDX that he has lived in Zimbabwe/Southern Africa for
over 20 years now. Activity will be on SSB on all bands. He states,
"However, the propagation is still not picking up, so we look forward
to better days!" Gertjan was heard a few weeks go on 20 meters SSB (14247.5
kHz between 1743 and 1757z), but no QSNs this week. QRZ.com says QSL via
PA3CPI, but it is recommend to wait for new QSL info.

ZL25, NEW ZEALAND. "2021 CQ DX Hall of Famer" Jacky, ZL3CW (F2CW), will
be celebrating his quarter of a century of immigration to New Zealand
with the special callsign ZL25NZ during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May
29-30th). QSL via ZL3CW.

ZM1, NEW ZEALAND. Gavin, ZL1BBW, will be active as ZM1M from Whangarei
during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band
(20m) entry. QSL via ZL1BBW.

       The following stations are expected to be active in the
                 CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th, 2021)
      Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2021 CQWW WPX CW 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/wpxc2021.html  (By callsign)
          http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxcd2021.html (By entity)
  The complete rules are available here: http://www.cqwpx.com/rules.htm
 Contest        DXCC          Class         QSL
Callsign       Entity                       Route
4L8A           Georgia        SOSB 20M      LoTW; QSL via M0OXO OQRS
8P1W           Barbados       SOAB LP       KU9C
9M6NA          East Malaysia  SOAB LP       (L)
C7A            Austria        M/M           UA3DX (d/B)
D4Z            Cape Verde                   LoTW; QSL via IK2NCJ
E2A            Thailand       Multi-2       E21EIC or (L)
G9W            England        SO            M0DXR
HV0A           Vatican        SO            IK0FVC (d)
I2IFT          Italy          SOSB 40M      I2IFT
MM1E           Scotland       SOAB          (L/C)
OG2B           Finland        SO            OH2GEK
OG60BBM        Finland                      OH0XX
OH0W           Aland Islands  MO            (L); QSL via OH2BH =20
OH100SRAL      Finland        MO            (L/B/d)
OH2A           Finland        MO            (L/d)
OH6SRAL        Finland        SO
OI3AX          Finland        SO            OI3AX
OL57ZW         Czech Republic SOAB LP       OK1YM=20
OP0HQ          Belgium        M/M           (C); (d ON4CAS)
P40A           Aruba                        WD9DZV
P44W           Aruba          SOAB          LoTW
P49Y           Aruba          SO            AE6Y
TM4Y           France                       F6KGL       =20
TM6KJS         France                       F6KJS       =20
TO3F           Martinique     SO            ON4RU (d)
VB3E           Canada         SO            VE3AT
VC2W           Canada         SOAB HP       (L/O); QSL via VA2WA =20
VC3T           Canada         SO            (L); QSL via VE3DZ
VP5M           Turks & Caicos M/S           LoTW; QSL via K4QPL (d)
VX31IGY        Canada         M/S           VE3NE
XM2Z           Canada         SOAB LP       LoTW (No Printed QSLs)
YB0ECT         Indonesia      SOSB 20M      W2FB
YB2DX          Indonesia      SOAB          LoTW; QSL via YB2DX (d)
ZL25NZ         New Zealand    SO            ZL3CW
ZM1M           New Zealand    SOSB 20M      ZL1BBW
ZP5AA          Paraguay       SO

  (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

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....... 73 de Tedd KB8NW

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