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The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1541
BID: $OPDX.1541
November 22nd, 2021
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From Strongsville, Ohio
Font Used: Courier New

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, the AB5K's AR Cluster
Networks, NJ1Q & W1AW, AA3B, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, W4DTA,
W4VQ, K8LBT, K8YSE, KT8D, W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX
News Letter,, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/
IK1ADH & 425 DX News, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE7TK and YL2GM
for the following DX information.

        "Celebrating 30+ years (March 1991) of FREE DX News"
                    "Could this be the final year???"

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 14th/November, through Sunday, 21st/November there were
227 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W,
4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q,
7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6,
A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT,
CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL,
EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G,
GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV,
HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2,
KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, PA,
PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T7,
TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR,
V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP6, VP8,
VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XX9, XZ, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3,
Z6, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZL7, 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".

3B8, MAURITIUS (Update). Operators Olof/G0CKV (3B8HA/SM5CKV), Kazu/JK3GAD,
Denny/KX7M, Jamie/M0SDV and Oliver/W6NV will be active as 3B8M from Roches
Noires during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as Multi-Multi
entry. The team will be active "a few days before and after" the contest.
QSL 3B8M and 3B8HA via M0OXO OQRS or mail, and logs will also be uploaded
to ClubLog and LoTW. QSLs for 3B8/M0CFW go to M0CFW. QSLs for 3B8/KX7M
are via F5CWU and LoTW if Denny is successful configuring the upload.
QSLs for M0SDV via OQRS and LoTW. QSLs for 3B8/W6NV via W6NV.

3B8, MAURITIUS. Denny, KX7M, one of the 3B8M team members for the Multi-
Multi effort in the CQWW DX CW Contest (see above), will be active outside
the contest as 3B8/KX7M until December 1st. Activity will be on various
HF bands and modes. QSL via F5CWU.

3DA0WW ESWATINI DXPEDITION NEWS (The 3DA0WW story is available for down-
load. Also, a video available via
                      The 3DA0WW Story (PDF Format):=20
                      The 3DA0WW Video (Length 7:36 min.):

Co-Leader of the 3Y0J DXpedition, posted the following on FaceBook [edited]=
  While I was in TL operating CW+FT8 simultaneously, some of the Bouvet
antennas arrived in my gararage - see photo at:
More antennas are currently being shipped from our sponsors Spiderbeam
and DXEngineering. For the lowband we will have a combination of spider-
poles and aluminium antennas - two different technologies. That is a red
thread throughout the project. Always plan for several options, different
technologies and backups and backups. We're confident our antenna strategy
is well funded and well thought through. We have developed an antenna lay-
out, a backup and spare part philosophy that will survive 35 to 40 m/s.
All together we're confident this philosophy will produce strong signals
all over the world as shown in our propagation analysis. We have been
working closely with a world leading propagation analyst, and our HFTA
analysis includes the most updated terrain on Bouvet, and its impact on
our signals. It all looks very promising!
  All this, the antenna farm and the propagation predition will be on
the Agenda when we launch our series of Zoom meetings for our Premier
sponsors. People who just want access to these meeting can support us
with donating 26 USDs through our ( website to gain access.
In these meetings we will present various topics, you will meet some our
team members, interact with us, and we will have a Q&A session. Want to
attend the meeting? Please visit our website ( and buy access.
  Our first meeting is being planned weekend 4th and 5th December - if
you already are a sponsor, check your email soon for a Zoom invitation
link. We have sent out invitations to 60 persons who have gained access
to these meeting! Agenda first meeting December 4th:
  * Intro             * HFTA propagation analysis
  * Antenna plans     * Q&A
  * Antenna layout

 73, Ken LA7GIA,
     and the 3Y0J team
   For more details and updates about the 3Y0J DXpedition, see the
following Media and Web pages at:
     FaceBook --

4L, GEORGIA.  Algis, LY2BMX/LY4ZZ, will be active as 4L/LY4ZZ near Tbilisi
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-
Band (80m) entry. QSL via LY4ZZ. All QSOs will be uploaded and confirmed
via LoTW, eQSL, ClubLog, Hamlog, Hrdlog, and

4L, GEORGIA. Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active during the CQWW DX CW
Contests (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL
via M0OXO or LoTW.

8G13/8H13, INDONESIA (Special Event). Look for the following 10 special
event stations to be active between November 26th and December 12th:
8H13H, 8H13U, 8H13T, 8G13T, 8G13A, 8G13N, 8G13G, 8G13S, 8G13E and 8G13L.
Activity is in commemoration of 13th anniversary Tangerang Selatan City.
Special event stations intend to hold activities to earn several different
"TANGERANG SELATAN AWARD 2021". See for details.

8Q, MALDIVES. Tumurbaatar "Tom", WV6E, is currently on a short vacation
in the Cinnamon Dhonveli, Maldives (AS-013, WW Loc. MJ63), and is active
as 8Q7JT until November 23rd. Activity is holiday style on 80-10 meters
using CW, SSB and FT8, with an IC-7100 into a SteppIR CrankIR. QSL via
WV6E. Look for logs to be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW.

9X, RWANDA (Reminder/Update). Members of the Holy Land DX Group (HDXG)
will operate from Rusiga (WW Loc. KI48xe), 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). Equipment listed: 3x YAESU FT991A, ICOM IC7300; Hex
Beam for High bands, Verticals and dipoles for all bands; Satellite dish.
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:

A451, OMAN (Special Event). Members of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio
Society (ROARS)[A47HQ, A47RS] are now active as A451ND from Muscat to
celebrate/commemorate Oman's 51st anniversary of their holiday "National
Day" (November 18th). Activity will last until November 25th. QSL via

A5, BHUTAN. Peter, HB9DVG (G4ENL/9X9PJ), will be working Wangdue Phodrang,
Bhutan, until December 21st, and will be active as A52CC. Activity will
be on various HF bands using SSB or FT8. Equipment is an Icom 7300 w/100
watts into an End-Fed antenna. QSL via N4GNR (No IRCs).

A950, BAHRAIN (Special Event). Members of the Bahrain Amateur Radio
Society (BARS) will be active as A950ND from Manama to celebrate the
50th Bahrain National Day between December 1-16th. QSL via EC6DX.

B7, CHINA. Operators Terry/BA7NQ, Zhang/BD7MQ, Paul/BA7JS and Lin/BD7IOP
will be active as B7P from Foshan city (WW Loc. OL63na) during the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via BA4EG,
by the Bureau or LoTW.

C6, BAHAMAS. Brian, ND3F, will be active as C6AQQ from Nassau, New Pro-
vidence Island (NA-001) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th)
as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. He will be on the island between
November 24th and December 7th,and usually uses a modest portable setup.
Outside the contest, Brian plans to operate FT8. QSL via EA5GL.

CY9 & CY0, ST. PAUL AND SABLE ISLANDS (Update). Per the following Web
pages, the CY9C DXpedition to St. Paul Island will take place during
August 12-21st, 2022, and the CY0 DXpedition to Sable Island will take
place during October 2022. For more details, see:
                    * Site in Development .....

Association of Amateur Radio of Venezuela, Santiago de Leon de Caracas
Chapter (YV5ARV), ZOOM presentation on "The Lure and Challenge of Sable
Island" -- CY0C DXpedition October 2022. The CY0C guest speaker was
Daniel Sullivan, W4DKS. Please note that Daniel spoke all in English,
and Steve did his best to translate the Spanish. The video is about
2:46 long, and can be viewed on at:

D6, COMOROS (Update). Members of the F6KOP Radio Club are planning to
activate Comoros 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 operations. Their callsign is pending. Look for more
details to be forthcoming. A Web page (under construction) is available

FH, MAYOTTE (Update). Herik, FR5DX, is currently active as FH/FR5DX,
along will Don, K6ZO, who is active as FH/K6ZO, from Acoua in the north-
west area of Mayotte Islands (AF-027) until November 22nd. Activity will
be on various HF bands, using CW and SSB. QSL FH/FR5DX via FR5DX. QSL
FH/K6ZO via K6ZO.

FJ, SAINT BARTHELEMY. By the time you read this, Dario, KP4DO, will be
active as FJ/KP4DO from St. Barthelemy (NA-146) until November 24th.
Activity will be on 40/20/17/10 meters (mostly 20m, as propagation per-
mits). A special QSL card is being designed. QSL via his home callsign.

GB2/GB100, SCOTLAND (Special Event). Special event stations GB1002ZE and
GB2ZE will be active to commemorate centenary achievement by Paul Godley's,
1921 DXpedition to Ardrossan, Scotland. Paul Godley, 2ZE, was able to
receive the first transatlantic shortwave amateur radio message from the
amateur station 1BCG located in Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.A. The received
message was recorded in Godley's logbook on the 12th December 1921 at
02:52 GMT which was hastily composed by his 1BCG colleagues: "Nr 1 de
1BCG words 12, New York. Date December 11, 1921, to Paul Godley, Ardrossan,
Scotland. Hearty Congratulations. (Signed) Burghard, Inman, Grinan,
Armstrong, Amy, Cronkhite." QSL via GM0SEI. Further details can be found
All UK and Crown dependency licenced radio amateurs may use the suffix
"/2ZE" with your own callsign between December 1-26th, 2021.

GU, GUERNSEY (EU-114). Dick, GU4CHY, will once again be active during the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)[may
switch to 15m if conditions warrant it]/High-Power/Unassisted entry. QSL
via his home callsign direct only.

HG5, HUNGARY (Special Event). Members of the Budapest Radio Amateur Society
(BRASZ) have activated the special event callsign HG5PLANET until December
16th, on the occasion of "The Nature Friendly Development - Sustainability
Expo" in Budapest. QSL via eQSL.

HO2, PANAMA. Tom, K2GO/HP1XT, will be active with the special callsign
HO2A from Colon Province, Panama, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power/Assisted entry. According to
his page, Tom will be "using portable antennas; Buddistick (highly
modified for 80/40m with large coil, top hat and extra extensions/long
whip, EFHW (80-10m) and 15m Moxon from marina hotel (large building with
orange roof), next to the open area to the north. Op position 25ft from
salt water. Located at the mouth of the Panama Canal on the Atlantic
side. Breakwater seen at upper right of picture (on Rig: FTdx101D
with KAT/KPA 500. K2/100 as backup. All bands except 160m." QSL via LoTW.

HQ/HR, HONDURAS. Dennis, W1UE, will once again be active as HQ9X from
Roatan Island (NA-057), but this time during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL HQ9X via KQ1F or
W1UE. Dennis will be active outside of the contest (as time allows)
signing homecall/HR9. QSL via his home callsign.

IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between November 15-20th (as per the DXCluster):

    IOTA     Callsign     Island/GROUP            Bands/Modes
   ------    ----------   -------------           ------------
   AF-004    EA8/DL2DXA/P CANARY                  20m; CW
   AF-004    EA8ACW       CANARY                  20m; FT8
   AF-004    EA8AQV       CANARY                  40m; FT8
   AF-004    EA8B         CANARY                  15m; FT8
   AF-004    EA8CDG       CANARY                  20m; SSB
   AF-004    EA8DHV       CANARY                  40m; CW
   AF-016    FR1GZ/B      REUNION                 10m; CW
   AF-016    FR4PJ        REUNION                 17m; SSB
   AF-016    FR5DZ        REUNION                 20m; FT8
   AF-017    3B9FR        RODRIGUES               15m; FT8
   AF-022    ZD7FT        ST HELENA               12m; SSB
   AF-022    ZD7MY        ST HELENA               15m; FT8
   AF-032    5H3WX        ZANZIBAR                15m; SSB
   AF-049    3B8BAL       MAURITIUS               17m; CW
   AN-010    DT8A         SOUTH  SHETLAND         20m; FT8
   AS-002    A91WTVD      BAHRAIN                 17m; FT8
   AS-004    5B4VL        Cyprus                  17/15/12m; SSB
   AS-004    5B4AIX/P     Cyprus                  17m; SSB
   AS-007    JA1QVR       HONSHU                  17m; FT8
   AS-007    JA2HYD       HONSHU                  20m; FT8
   AS-007    JG4AKL       HONSHU                  40m; FT8
   AS-007    JH7MQD       HONSHU                  40m; SSB
   AS-007    JR1MVA       HONSHU                  20m; FT8
   AS-018    RA0FF        SAKHALIN                80m; FT8
   AS-018    UA0FO        SAKHALIN                20m; FT8
   AS-041    JA4DND/4     OKI                     30/10m; FT8
   AS-041    JR4OZR/4     OKI                     15m; FT8
   AS-047    JS6TWW       DAITO                   15m; FT8
   AS-078    JA8KSF       HOKKAIDO                20m; FT8
   EU-001    SV5BYR       DODECANESE              15m; SSB
   EU-005    G3PXT        GREAT BRITAIN           20m; FT4
   EU-005    G6UT         GREAT BRITAIN           40m; SSB
   EU-005    GM0WRR       GREAT BRITAIN           15m; SSB
   EU-005    M0BEW        GREAT BRITAIN           15m; CW
   EU-005    M0DXT/P      GREAT BRITAIN           40m; SSB
   EU-005    M0KCB/P      GREAT BRITAIN           40m; SSB
   EU-005    M0NSI        GREAT BRITAIN           15m; SSB
   EU-005    M1TAP        GREAT BRITAIN           20m; SSB
   EU-005    M5WNS        GREAT BRITAIN           40m; FT8
   EU-005    M7CBI        GREAT BRITAIN           20m; SSB
   EU-005    MM0MMN       GREAT BRITAIN           20m; RTTY
   EU-013    GJ0KYZ       JERSEY                  15m; FT8
   EU-014    TK5IH        CORSICA                 15m; FT8
   EU-015    SV9IOI       Crete                   17m; SSB
   EU-015    SX200COL     Crete                   15m; SSB
   EU-018    OY1DZ        FAROE                   30m; FT8
   EU-018    OY9JD        FAROE                   20m; SSB
   EU-020    SM1ALH       GOTLAND COUNTY          17m; SSB
   EU-021    TF2MSN       ICELAND                 17m; SSB
   EU-021    TF3T         ICELAND                 80m; SSB
   EU-023    9H2NC        MALTA                   20m; FT4
   EU-023    9H4CM        MALTA                   17m; SSB
   EU-023    9H4CT        MALTA                   17m; SSB
   EU-024    I4YSS        SARDINIA                40m; SSB
   EU-024    IS0IOA       SARDINIA                40m; SSB
   EU-025    IT9EJW/B     SICILY                  10m; CW
   EU-025    IT9PQO       SICILY                  20m; SSB
   EU-025    IT9VPT       SICILY                  20m; SSB
   EU-029    OZ5BD        Sjaelland               30m; FT8
   EU-030    OZ1NKS/P     BORNHOLM                40m; SSB
   EU-041    IM0DTF       MADDALENA               15m; FT8
   EU-049    SV8DCW       LESBOS                  30m; FT4
   EU-054    IF9ZWA       EGADI                   160/40/20m; FT8
   EU-067    SZ200ERS     KYKLADES                15m; CW
   EU-115    EI3HGB/P     IRELAND                 20m; SSB
   EU-115    GI3NVW       IRELAND                 20m; SSB
   EU-120    M0OPV        Isle of Wight           40m; SSB
   EU-131    IK3PQH/P     VENETO REGION           40/20m; SSB
   EU-163    4O1HQ        MONTENEGRO              40m; FT8
   EU-170    IZ0MQN/P     DALMATIA  NORTH         40m; SSB
   EU-172    OZ7PR/P      JYLLAND EAST AND FYN    40m; SSB
   EU-182    RO7C         BLACK SEA COAST         80/20m; SSB
   NA-008    VY0ERC       NUNAVUT (ELLESMERE)     40m; SSB
   NA-015    CO2CW        CUBA                    12m; FT8
   NA-018    OX3HI        Greenland               20m; FT8
   NA-022    VP2EIH       ANGUILLA                30/17m; SSB/FT8
   NA-027    VO1CH        NEWFOUNDLAND            15m; FT8
   NA-027    VO1HP        NEWFOUNDLAND            160m;
   NA-029    VY2WW        PRINCE EDWARD           80/40m; SSB
   NA-032    FP5AC        ST PIERRE AND MIQUELON  17m; SSB
   NA-057    HQ9X         BAHIA                   20m; CW
   NA-058    KK4OMJ       GEORGIA  STATE          20m; SSB
   NA-059    KL2JE        FOX                     20m; FT8
   NA-059    NL8F         FOX                     40m; FT8
   NA-099    KP4PUA       PUERTO RICO             30/15m; SSB/FT8
   NA-099    KP4KR        PUERTO RICO             20/15m; SSB
   NA-099    NP4AW        PUERTO RICO             40m; CW
   NA-099    NP4LA        PUERTO RICO             10m; FT8
   NA-105    FS5GL        ST MARTIN               20m; CW
   NA-106    NP2J         VIRGIN                  40m; CW
   NA-106    NP2X         VIRGIN                  160m;
   NA-143    N5BSB        TEXAS  STATE  EAST      40m; SSB
   NA-217    AK1K         NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE     20m; FT8
   OC-001    VK6TBR       Australia               10m; FT8
   OC-005    VK9DX        NORFOLK                 30m; CW
   OC-016    3D2AG      VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU  20m; CW
   OC-016    3D2USU     VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU  17/15m; CW
   OC-021    YB1RUS       JAVA                    80m; FT8
   OC-021    YB2TTM       JAVA                    40m; FT8
   OC-032    FK4RD        NEW  CALEDONIA          17m; SSB
   OC-032    FK8IK        NEW  CALEDONIA          20m; CW
   OC-036    ZL1PWR       NORTH                   40m; SSB
   OC-038    ZL7DX        CHATHAM                 15m; FT8
   OC-042    4I1EBD       LUZON                   20m; SSB
   OC-042    DU3CQ        LUZON                   40m; FT8
   OC-134    ZL3RIK       SOUTH                   40m; FT8
   OC-237    YB3LZ/P      JAVA'S  COASTAL         15m; FT8
   SA-002    VP8LP        FALKLAND                20m; FT8
   SA-012    YV7WGA       Margarita               15m; FT8
   SA-068    8R1AK/p      LEGUAN                  40m; SSB
   SA-099    PJ2ND        CURACAO                 40m; CW

  ** 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-115.  (Update/NEW IOTA). Reports continue to indicate that an oper-
           ation from Mukawwar Island, Sudan, will take place but now
           not until late 2022. The callsign ST6SIT which was announced
           may now be changed. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

  AS-140.  (Update) Operators Manju/S21AM, Fazlay/S21IRC and possibly
           Aminul/S21D will be active from Manpura Island between December
           16-22nd. It was reported on November 14th, the callsign S21DX
           got approval from Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory
           Commission. They will operate with two stations (w/100w) into
           one multi-band beam, two verticals and 1 multi-band inverted
           V. Activity will be mainly SSB on 10m, 15m, 20m and some 40m
           if propagation permits. They have also decided to use FT8/FT4.
           QSL via ED7DX, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. They are looking
           for support. For more details and updates, see: https://s21dx.or=

  AS-177.  Operators Madhu/VU3NPI (Team Leader), Mahendra/VU2MNX, Lion/
           VU2JHM, Ram/VU2GRM, Giri/VU3GDS, "KK"/VU3UNO, Nyjil/VU3ZNG,
           Vijayakrishnan/VU3KWK and VU3ZLP will activate St. Georges
           Islands between December 3-6th. The team is awaiting for final
           permission to land and a special callsign. Activity will be on
           40-12 meters using CW, SSB and FT8, with 100 watts into a
           parasitic array, 20m vertical, Delta Loop and a Bravo 7K 40-10m
           vertical. QSL information will be announced later.

  EU-189.  A team of 3 expeditioners are planning to land on Rockall
           Island during June 2022, more than 200 nautical miles from
           the west coast of Scotland and the nearest civilization. Their
           intention is to survive on the island for one week and to raise
           =A31,000,000 for Children's Hospice South West & The Royal Navy
           and Royal Marines Charity. Dates for the expedition is between
           June 1-14th, 2022. For more details, see:=20
           During this expedition, well known DXpeditioner and IOTA
           activator, Nobby, G0VJG, will be joining the team to be the
           sole radio operator to activate the island, weather permitting,
           for "1-2 days"; as MM0UKI/P. Specific days have not been an-
           nounced yet, but will be once he is closer to his operation.
           Activity will be only on two bands (40/20m). QSL via M0OXO's
           OQRS. For future updates, follow Nobby's Twitter page at:=20

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

KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Jaime, WP3A, will be active as KP2B from Chris-
tiansted, VI, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a
Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via EB7DX.

MD4, ISLE OF MAN. Members of the "Contest Group The Manx Kippers" (GD4XUM)
will be active as MD4K from the Isle of Man (EU-116) during the CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL MD4K via G3NKC.
Operators mentioned are David/G3NKC, Roger/G4BVY, John/G4IRN and Martin/
G4XUM. Look for operators to possibly be active outside of the contest
signing as GD/homecall.

MW5, WALES. Ian, G3WVG, will be active as MW5B during CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 27-28th) as a Single-Operator/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL
ONLY via LoTW or ClubLog. No direct cards please.

OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Tomi, OH6EI, will be active as OH0Z during the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry.
QSL via W0MM.

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P4, ARUBA. Currently, Ezra, PE0V, reports that he is visiting his in-laws
in Aruba, and is expected to be active as P4/PE0V. No QSNs have been
reported yet, but be looking for him. QSL via the PA Bureau.

PJ2, CURACAO. Operators Juan/AC6ZM, Ed/K1EP, Adrian/KO8SCA, Richard/N6AA,
Max/NG7M, Rob/VE4GV, Geoff/W0CG, Jim/WI9WI and Gabi/YO8WW will be active
as PT2T from the Caribbean Contesting Consortium's (CCC) Signal Point
contest station on Curacao Island (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) during the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL PJ2T via
W3HNK. Outside the contest, operators will probably be signing PJ2/homecall
or their own personal PJ2 callsign. QSL via their home callsigns.

PJ4, BONAIRE (Reminder). Rob, PD5ROB, is now active as PJ4/PD5ROB from
Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) until December 3rd. Activity will be
holiday style on various HF bands. QSL via the Bureau.

PJ7, SINT MAARTEN (Update). Oleh, KD7WPJ/UR5BCP, who is expected to be
active as PJ7/UR5BCP from Sint Maarten (NA-105) until November 24th,
reports that his IC-7100 stopped working upon arrival on November 18th.
He hopes Marco, FS4WBS, will loan him his IC-7300. Oleh must have received
another radio because there were QSNs reported on the 19th. Remember, his
activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via KD7WPJ.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (November 22-28th).......
  Nov/22nd HN      Nov/25th HN     Nov/27th BN
  Nov/23rd HN      Nov/26th BN     Nov/28th LN
  Nov/24th AN

    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:
     * DX.QSL.NET Propagation page:
     * A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
     * SolarHam Web page:
     * Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at:
     * Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) & National Oceanic and
       Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):
     * News and Information About The Sun-Earth Environment:
     * Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
       overseas locations are at:
     * Information and tutorials on propagation are at:
     * Graphic propagation tool by DR2W:
     * Point to point propagation at:
     * Real-time propagation at:
     * Also on Twitter:

PZ, SURINAME. Fox, PD0FOX, has announced that he is making plans to
operate as PZ5JT in the vicinity of Zanderij. Look for more details
to be forthcoming.

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF ( (November 21st)
  QSL-INFO from various sources provided by OPDX
  3Z150PO via SP2KFQ        HB60ANT via OQRS        OM7M via OM4MM
  3Z9W via SP9EZM           HC1M via EC5R           OQ5M via ON5ZO (L/e)
  4K6MAR via DC9RI          HC1WS via EC5R          OT5IDPD via ON6WL
  4O1HQ via E77E            HC1Y via EC5R           OY1OF via M0URX & (L)
  4U1A via UA3DX            HC3RJ via EC5R          PA50DQB via PE1KEC
  4U1GSC via 9A2AA          HC5EG via EA5GL         PA51EVH via PF1SCT
  5H3WX via HA3JB           HC6CR via EC5R          PJ2MAN via EC5AHA
  5R8AL via G3SWH           HC6IM via EC5R          PJ2ND via K8ND
  8P6RY via KU9C            HF150KCH via SP2KFQ     PJ4MM via PA4MM
  9A10FF via 9A2MF          HG6O via HA6OA          PV2K via EA5GL
  9K9OMAN via 9K2RA         HS0ZME via SM6NT        R2021DX via RQ7L
  9N7AA via S57DX (L)       IQ5PJ via IK5WOB        SD5X via SM5KNV
  9Z4Y via 9Z4Y (L)         IY5PLS via IK5WOB       SJ9WL via LA7TIA
  A25HL via ZS6WB           JE1XUZ/JD1 via (d/B)  SX200JAO via SV2JAO (O/d/=
  A451ND via M0OXO          KH0/N1ZZZ via N1ZZZ     SX200RRP via SV1RRP
  A71OMAN via A71A          L21RCA via LU4AA        TA4/G0UPL via G0UPL
  A91WTVD via EC6DX         LZ01MLN via LZ1PM       TM100ORP via (e/B)
  AM1111L via EA1URL        LZ6C via LZ2UW          TM60ANT via F8DVD
  AM500ESP via EA7URF       NL8F via N7RO           TT8FC via EA3GWK
  CN8QN via EA7FTR          NP3VI via EA5GL         TZ1CE via DK1CE
  CN8SG via EA7FTR          OE120WOR via OE7WOR     UE31DX via RQ7L
  CP4BT via IK2DUW          OG4W via OH4AB          V44RR via EA5ZD
  CR5O via CT7AJL & (L)     OG66X via OH8GDU (d/L)  V85A via EB7DX
  DL31MDXC via DL7NV        OL1X via OK4PA          VE2PEACE via VE2JCW
  DL35EUDXF via DL4EAX      OL2J via OK2BPV         VU2ABE via AB1F (L/C/e)
  EH2EUS via EA2TP (O/L)    OL5Y via OK1FUA         XE3E via EA5ZD
  EX8NR via RW6HS           OL70DG via OK1DG        ZA/IK2RLM via IZ2LSP
  FH/FR5DX via FR5DX        OL9Z via OK2PVF         ZL25NZ via ZL3CW & (L)
  FJ/KP4DO via KP4DO (d)    OM/CT1DRB via EA4URE    ZL7DX via M0OXO
  FR4PJ via EB7DX           OM0R via OM3GI

  (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

  LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......  (Updated)   (Updated)

  NEW QSL ROUTE. Pedro, EA5GL, reports that he is now the QSL Manager
  for Ruel, DU1VGX, in Pasig City, Philippines, and Makmur, YF5NB, Lingga
  Island (OC-107), Indonesia.

  QSL STATUS. Ken, LA7GIA, reported on November 18th: "TL7M + TL8AO
  Express LoTW has been uploaded today to early donors! QSL card to be
  designed by UX5UO."
  Z6/DL7UCX and ZF1A

  SV2RSG/A, VA6ZO and W4V

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

S5100, SLOVENIA (Special Event). Members of the Radioclub Moravce will
be active as S5100I to celebrate 100th anniversary of the discovery of
insulin. Look for S5100I to be active until December 31st. QSL via the
Bureau or direct.

SPECIAL EVENT. To celebrate the 31st anniversary/founding of the Inter-
national Miller-DX-Club, look for the following stations to be on the
air: DL31MDXC (QSL via DL7NV, eQSL); R2021DX and UE31DX (QSL via RQ7L,

SU9, EGYPT. Vlad, UA4WHX, is once again active as SU9VB from Egypt. He
was heard this past weekend on 17/15 meters (between 1300-1550z) using
CW and SSB. Length of stay is not known. QSL via his home callsign.

UA7, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Claimed by UB7K). Operators Oleg/R3FA, Oleg/RK3AW,
Andrei/RK7A, Alexey/RU7A, Andrey/RW7K, Alexander/RY7Y, Serge/UA0SC, Vlad-
imir/UA3A, Andy/UB7K and Kostyantyn/VE3LA will be active as UA7K during
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL
via LoTW. PLEASE NOTE: UA7K is in the Ukrainian city in Crimea, illegally
occupied by Russia since 2014, and not recognized by U.S. and other

V2, ANTIGUA. Bud, AA3B, will once again be active as V26K from Antigua
(NA-100) between November 21-29th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. His
operations outside of the contest will have an emphasis on CW. QSL via
LoTW or via AA3B, direct or by the Bureau. An OQRS will be available
via ClubLog.

V3, BELIZE. Damian, G4LHT, is now active as V31HT from San Pedro, Amber-
gris Caye (NA-073) until November 29th. Activity will be on various HF
bands using FT8 and SSB with 10 watts. QSL via his home callsign or eQSL.

V3, BELIZE. Bill, K4XS (V31XX), will be active as V3X from Consejo Shores,
Belize, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th). QSL via K4XS
direct only (for QSOs after June 2020). Outside of the contest, Bill has
been heard as V31XX on 80/20/17/15 meters using CW and SSB.

V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS (Update). Bob, WX4G, will once again be active
as V4/WX4G from the V47JA station at Calypso Bay on St. Kitts (NA-104)
between November 24th and December 2nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters,
including 60m, using CW, SSB, and FT8/FT4, with yagis and verticals. He
also plans to be active as V48A (not V47A) during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via WX4G, eQSL,
ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.

VK6, AUSTRALIA. Kevin, VK6LW, will be active as VK6T during the CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Jim, K4QPL, will be active as VP5M from
Providenciales Island (NA-002) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
27-28th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL VP5M via K4QPL or LoTW.
Look for possible activity outside of the contest using the callsign

Z2, ZIMBABWE. Operators Tom/DL7BO and Tom/DJ6TF will be active as Z22O
and Z21A, respectively, from Harare, Zimbabwe, between December 2-15th.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8/FT4. Their equip-
ment are two Icom IC-7300 transceivers and 1kw amplifier using 18m GP
for low bands. QSL both callsigns via DJ6TF, for Ukraine stations via
UY5ZZ or LoTW.

ZP, PARAGUAY. Ed, N2TA, will be active as ZP5AA from the Radio Club
Paraguayo in Asuncion, Paraguay, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL Manager for ZP5AA Radio Club
Paraguayo is ZP5DBC.

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