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The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1384
October 8, 2018
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, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters
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ICPO and VE3VEE for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 30th/September, through Sunday, 7th/October there were 214
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X,
4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H,
9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY,
C3, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s,
E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, F, FG, FH,
FK, FM, FO, FP, 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, J6, J7, JA, JT, JW, JX, JY, K,
KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH,
OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ4, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP,
ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY,
TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9X,
VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XX9, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO,
YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD9, 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".
3E, PANAMA (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club de Panama and the
GREMPA (an emergency group) will activate the scout station 3E1JT from
Panama between now and October 31st. They will also participate during =
the Jamboree On The Air [JOTA] (October 19-21st). Activity will be on
all bands using SSB including CW and the Satellites. QSL via HP1ALX.
4L, GEORGIA. Mamuka Kordzakhia, 4L2M, President of the National Associ-
ation Radio Amateurs of Georgia (NARG), will be active during the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry.
QSL via EA7FTR.
5R, MADAGASCAR. Andy, OE7AJH, (along with Thomas, OE7KUT) will once again
be active as 5R8UP from Antananarivo, Madagascar (AF-013), between November
3-13th. Activity will be holiday style (mainly in the mornings and evenings)
on 40-10 meters, possibly 80m (depending on antenna capatibilities), using
CW and SSB. QSL via OE7AJH.
5W, WESTERN SAMOA. Steve, WB2IQU, will once again be active from Apia,
Samoa, as 5W2IQ between October 18-25th. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10
meters. QSL via WB2IQU direct.
5X, UGANDA. Alan, G3XAQ, will once again be active as 5X1XA from Kampala
between November 17-25th. Activity is usually on 80-10 meters CW only,
and he plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a
Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power/Unassisted entry. QSL via G3SWH,
OQRS or LoTW.
8P, BARBADOS (QSL Correction). Tom, W2SC, will once again be active as
8P5A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as Single-Op/All-
Band/High-Power entry. Look for him to do casual operating and testing
before and after the contest on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via
LoTW or direct to HA1AG (not NN1N).
A3, TONGA. Operators Tom/GM4FDM, Ron/PA3EWP and Martin/PA4WM will be
active as A35EU from the Heilala Lodge Resort on Tongatapu Island (OC-049)
sometime in November. The group will leave Europe on November 13th, and
will leave Tonga on November 27th. The team will arrive on the Island on
November 15th, and will be active starting Friday, November 16th until
Tuesday, November 27th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB,
RTTY and some FT8. They will have three stations active and the focus will
be on Europe. QSL via GM4FDM, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS or
LoTW. For more details and updates, see: https://tonga.lldxt.eu
CARIBBEAN TOUR. Gerd, DL7VOG, will once again be active from the Caribbean
between late October and late November. Look for him to be active as:
FM/DL7VOG -- From Martinique (NA-107); between October 26th and
J68GU -- From St. Lucia (NA-108); between November 3-25th
Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, RTTY and FT8 with some
SSB "upon request". QSLs via ClubLog's OQRS (preferred) or by his home
callsign (direct or by the Bureau).
D4, CAPE VERDE. Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as D44TWO from
Praia, Santiago Island (AF-005), between October 6-21st. Activity will be
holiday style on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He
states that he works mostly on the Digital modes (FT8, PSK31, JT65 and
RTTY) and slow CW. Equipment is a FT-450D into a home-made HEX BEAM and
a dipole for 40 meters. QSL via M0OXO (OQRS available).
DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has
been updated on ClubLog as of October 6th. The list contain 340 entities
and here are the top 10 entities:
1. P5 DPRK (North Korea) 6. BV9P Pratas Island
2. 3Y/B Bouvet Island 7. KH7K Kure Island
3. FT5/W Crozet Island 8. KH3 Johnston Island
4. CE0X San Felix Islands 9. VK0M Macquarie Island
5. BS7H Scarborough Reef 10. FT5/X Kerguelen Island
The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list is available at:
EI, IRELAND. Olivier, ON4EI, will once again be active as EI8GQB and EI1T
between October 21-31st. He plans to operate from his caravan using green
energy. Olivier will activate the EI1T callsign (not EI1A like last time)
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/2-Radio
(SO2R) entry. You can follow his activity and antenna experimentation on
<http://www.qrz.com/db/EI8GQB> where you will find a live information
banner with on air frequencies and information. QSL via LoTW or via PA3249
(direct or by the Bureau).
FG, GUADELOUPE. Philippe, F1DUZ, will once again be active as FG4KH from
Guadeloupe (NA-102) between October 16th and November 7th. Activity will
be on various HF bands as well as 6 meters using SSB, the Digital modes
(JT65, FT8, Hell) and with 2m/70cm Tropo, TEP and EME on JT65B. He also
plans to participate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th). QSL
via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Web sites for EME and
TEP infos and the logs online are at:
144 MHz: http://fgdxpeditionf1duz.monsite-orange.fr
432 MHz: http://fg4kh-eme-70cm.monsite-orange.fr
AN-010. Sang, DS4NMJ, will be active as DT8A from the Korean Antarctic
Scientific Base King Se-Jong on King George Island, South Shet-
land Islands (VP8/SH), until end of December 2018. Activity will
be on various HF bands using mainly CW and some SSB. QSL via
AS-080. Operators Han/DS2GOO, Rew/DS4NYE, Rocky/HL1VAU and a few others
from the Korea Contest Club will be active from Hwang Island
(KDN F26, WW Loc. PM36eo). The team will use their homecall/3
as primary, and D70LW/3 from time to time. The operation is
scheduled to start on 0900 UTC, October 12th, and the team
will stay on the island until 2400 UTC, October 14th. Activity
will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. A Hexbeam
and vertical antennas will be used on the HF and WARC bands.
QSL via their home callsigns, and D70LW/3 should send to DS4NYE.
They hope to get as many QSOs as possible with their friends
from around the world. =
AS-189. NEW!! Operators Vasily/R7AL, Al/RZ3K, Vasily/RA1ZZ, Vlad/RK8A,
Sergey/RW5D, Igor/UA3EDQ, Avinir/UA1ZZ and Mohammad/EP2LMA
will be active as EP6RRC from Shif Island, Iran, between November
17-23rd. Activity will be on 160/80/40/30/20/17/15/10 meters
using CW, SSB and FT8. Pilot stations are Victor/UA3AKO (EU/RU),
Cezar/VE3LYC (East Coast NA) and Taka/JA8COE (Far East/OC).
QSL Manager is R7AL. For more details, see:
EU-057. Volker, DL1WH, is now active as DL1WH/p from Rugen Island
until October 20th. Activity will be holiday style on various
HF bands using mainly CW with some SSB. QSL via his home call-
sign, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-075. Nicolas, F1RAF, will once again be active as SV8/F1RAF from
Poros Island between October 28th and November 3rd. Activity
will be on 40-10 meters using SSN. QSL via his home callsign.
NA-008. (Zone 2) VY0ERC will once again be active from the Eureka
Weather station and the Eureka Amateur Radio Club [probably
the most northerly located amateur radio club in the world]
from Eureka, Nunavut, between October 17th and November 10th.
A list of the operating team was not provided. The suggested
bands are 40 and 20 meters, as well as FM satellites (from
ER60, EQ79) using SSB, the Digital modes and very slow CW.
Activity will be limited to his spare time. QSL via M0OXO,
OQRS or direct.
OC-133. Saty, 9M6NA, will once again be active as 9M6NA from Mohammed's,
9M6MO, QTH on Labuan Island, East Malaysia, during the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-
Power entry. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS only for Bureau and direct
QSLs. All the logs are promptly uploaded to LoTW. Visit Saty's
home page at: https://jsfc.org/je1jkl/9m6na.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......
MW5, WALES. Ian, G3WVG, will be active as MW5B during CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 24-25th) as a Single-Operator/Single-Band (160m) entry. QSL via
LoTW or ClubLog.
OFFICERS FOR 2018-2020. The Long Island DX Association Inc. (LIDXA) has
elected new club officers for the 2018-2020 term:
President: John Reiser=96W2GW
Vice President: Tom Carrubba=96KA2D
Secretary: Ed Whitman=96K2MFY
Treasurer: John Reiser=96W2GW
Directors: Dave Borenstein=96KA2HTV, Adrian Ciuperca=96KO8SCA and
For more information on the LIDXA, check out their Web page at:
OX7, GREENLAND. Operators Alrx/OZ7AM (OX7AM), Bo/OZ1DJJ (OX3LX), Mike/
OZ2ELA (OX3LG) and Mikkel/OZ7AKT (OX7AKT) will be active as OX7A from
Greenland (NA-018) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as
a Multi-Single entry. The team will be there between October 23-30th,
and will be active outside of the contest on the low bands, 60/30/17/12
meters and FT8. QSL via LoTW or OZ1ACB's OQRS.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 8-14th).......
Oct/08th BN Oct/11th HN Oct/13th AN
Oct/09th AN Oct/12th AN Oct/14th HN
SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
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
REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE <http://www.bandconditions.com>:
The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
(REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.
Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:
A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm
PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Members of the Noronha Contest Group will be
active as PY0F from Fernando de Noronha Island (SA-003) during the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry.
The team will be active between October 23-29th. There will be some
activity during the week before the contest on 160-10 meters using mainly
SSB and FT8. QSL via PY7RP direct or ClubLog's OQRS. No Bureau. All QSOs
will be uploaded to LoTW. Operators mentioned are YL Estela/EA4DE, Juan/
EA4LI, Julio/PP2BT, Stephano/PT2IC, Jose/PU0FDN, Yuri/PY2MN and Renner/
PY7RP. For more details and updates, see: https://py0f.wordpress.com
QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF <www.qslinfo.eu> <Oct. 7th>
3Z100I via SP9YGD & (L) J42L via SV2DCD SP85NISKO via SQ7FPD & (=
4K100W via DL6KVA (O) KH6/G4KHG via KH6/G4KHG (L) SQ100POL via SP3KWA
8S7LHJ via SK7CA LX/DL8ECA/P via DL8ECA SV5/DL3DRN via DL3DRN & =
9X0T via I2YSB LZ1545POA via LZ1KCP SV8/DL7DF via DL7DF
9X0Y via I2YSB LZ73TRC via LZ1YE SX100SV via SV2JAO (d)
AM400Y via EA7RCS OE100DMA via OE3DMA TA4/UA9CDC via G3SWH =
CR6AZB via CT2IWW (B/L) OG60F via OH1F (O/L) TC3COTA via TA3CX
CT9/DM3BJ via DM3BJ OL100A via OK1TN & (L) TG9AOR via EC5AC
DF1000ZEIL via DG3NCZ (B) OL100R via OK1TN TM70ONU via F5PTA (e)
EA6/DL6RM via DL6RM OL100Y via OK7CM & (L) TO6OK via OK6DJ
EA7/LA9DL via LA9DL OT4A via ON4AEK (L/e) V850IARU via V85TL (d)
H88X via 9A5URI(B); I0SNY(d) OX3LX via OZ0J W4O via K4KNS (d)
HB0/DL5YL via DL5YL P4/DL1AOB via DL1AOB ZA5V via OE6FNG
HB0/DL5YM via DL5YM SF6F via SA6FOL (L) ZD9CW via LZ1JZ & (L)
HF100N via HF100N (L) SO100N via SP3PWL
HF100POL via SP2PBM & (L) SO100ZHP via SP9ZHP
(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 =
LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
QSL 5Z4/LZ4NM via: Nikolay Peychovski, P.O. Box 45681, Nairobi, 00100,
AP2MUT QSL. Marvin, VE3VEE, reports on eHam.net that the operator Tariq,
AP2MUT, from Pakistan does use LoTW. He was willing to upload Marvin's
recent 20m SSB QSO to LoTW, but at this time he does it manually, he
types the QSO details via the form at the ARRL LoTW Web site. If you
happen to need a QSO with him confirmed, ask for it during the QSO,
or try to contact him via his email. Tariq is now in the process of
designing his own paper QSL card. =
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: CE1TT, CO3VR, DH8IAT, HC2AO, MD0CCE, RA3EG,
SI9AM, SV9DJO, VK2WF, VK3HJ, VK9XT, ZD9CW and ZF1EJ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 9M0W, 9M2YDX, OE3XMA, P29RR (OC-153) and
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!!!!
TM4, FRANCE (Special Event). Members of the Saint Malo Radio Club will
activate special event station, TM4RUM, during the "Route du Rhum", a
sailing ship race from Saint-Malo (France) to Pointe-=E0-Pitre (Guadeloupe
Island). The activity will take place between October 25th and November
5th, and on November 10th and 11th. The team will be active on all bands,
all modes. This activity commemorates the 11th edition of the "Route du
Rhum"' and its 40 years of existence. For more information, see the
"Association des radios amateurs de la c=F4te d=92Emeraude" (ARACE) Web
site at <http://www.arace.fr/> as well as <http://tm4rum.arace.fr/>
page. QSL via F4AVX. An online log will be available during the activity.
V6, MICRONESIA. Operators Sho, JA7HMZ, will once again be active as V63DX
from Pohnpei Island (OC-010) between November 19-26th. Activity will be on
160-6 meters, all modes and including the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry signing V6A. He will
be looking for European stations on 160m before and after the contest.
QSL via his home callsign direct or LoTW. No Bureau QSLs.
VK9, NORFOLK ISLAND (Reminder). Operators Takao/JO7GVC and Hirokazu/JK7LXU
will be active as VK9/homecall from Norfolk Island (OC-005) between October
9-14th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW, FT8 and
PSK. They will use a FT-891 w/100w into a CrankIR vertical. QSL VK9/JO7GVC
via JO7GVC and VK9/JK7LXU via JK7LXU.
VP2M, MONTSERRAT. Operators Dennis/N0SMX (VP2MMX), George/K2DM (VP2MDG),
Jim AL7BA (VP2MAL) and Frank KA1AF (VP2MAF) will be active as VP2MDG
from Gingerbread Hill, Montserrat (NA-103), during the CQWW SSB DX Contest
(October 27-28th). QSL via KD2M direct only or LoTW. NO BUREAU. Operators
will be active outside of the contest on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and
FT8. QSL via operators' instructions.
XT2, BURKINA FASO (Update). Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as
XT2AW from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, sometime in November. Activity
is usually holiday style on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes. He states that he works mostly on the Digital modes (FT8, PSK31,
JT65 and RTTY) and slow CW. Harald states, "As soon as the conditions
go up to USA, I will work the US. Also, I will test 60m a little." Radio
is a FT-450D. QSL via M0OXO, direct or OQRS <http://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/>.
XU, CAMBODIA. Jaye, VK2SD, will be active as XU7AME from Phnom Penh between
October 6-16th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-6 meters. Equipment is
a Yeasu FT900 w/100 watts, MFJ 2289 BigEar portable antenna (40-6m). Also,
he has a rotatable 20m full size dipole, and OCF 40-10m dipole, and various
lengths of wire to make an antenna if required. QSL via his home callsign.
XV, VIETNAM (Update/Change). Mats, RM2D (SM6LRR), will once again be active
as XV2D from Phan Tiet between November 19th and December 1st (approx.).
Activity will be holiday style, but he will make a serious effort for the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th), but will sign as XV9D. Entry category
will be defined later [possibly Single-Band or All-Band]. Activity before
and after the contest will be mainly on CW, SSB, and possibly some Digital
modes, on 40-10 meters including the 30/17/12m bands, and possibly 80 meters
as well. QSL both callsigns via LoTW or direct to SM6LRR. NO Bureau QSLs.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Operators Yuki/JH1NBN, Dan/N6MJ, Scott/K7ZO, Levi/KK6NO=
Axel/KI6RRN and Adams/KI6SMX will be active as ZF1A from the Cayman Amateur
Radio Society station at Savannah, Grand Cayman Island, during the CQWW DX
SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW or K6AM. =
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