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KB8NW  > DXNEWS   03.10.21 16:50l 566 Lines 31284 Bytes #999 (0) @ WW
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Subj: Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1534
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The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1534
BID: $OPDX.1534
October 4th, 2021
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From Murfressboro, TN

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, the AB5K's AR Cluster
Networks, NJ1Q & W1AW, AJ3M, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, W4FC,
W4VQ, WB6RSE, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, CX3ZAN, DL1SBF, DL7UXG
& The DX News Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, EA5GL, F6AJA & Les=20
Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, Pete Rayer & ISWL, Sixitalia
Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO and VK6CQ for the following DX information.

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

  *** (Reminder) SPECIAL NOTE BY EDITOR: Over the next week, the OPDX
      bulletin "may not" be published and/or "possibly" smaller than
      normal because I will be on vacation/holiday. I am planning to
      travel to Tennessee to visit my grand-kids and daughter (and son-
      in-law). As usual, any "major" announcements will be sent out.
      The October 18th bulletin should be back to normal. PLEASE, continue
      to send your DX info (You never know what I might do)....=20
        73, Tedd KB8NW

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 26th/September, through Sunday, 3rd/October there were 213
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q,
8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7,
A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, 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, FK, FM, FP, FR, 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, J7, JA, JT,
JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA,
OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, S0,
S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR,
TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E,
VP2M, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XW, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV,
Z2, Z3, Z6, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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".

3B8, MAURITIUS (Update/Reminder). Nobby, G0VJG, has canceled his operation
as 8Q7CQ from the Maldives between September 28th and October 13th, and
will now be active as 3B8/G0VJG from Mauritius between October 2-16th.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. His
equipment will be a FT-450D or FT857 with a JUMA 1000 watt amp into HF6V
Butternut vertical for the HF bands and a link dipole. QSL via M0OXO's
OQRS or direct.

8Q, MALDIVES. Tommy, DL8KX, along with his YL, will be on holiday from
North Male Atoll (AS-013) between now and October 11th. He will be using
the callsign 8Q7KX with 100 watts into a 10 meter high vertical with a
remote ATU at the feed point. However, he states that "Spending the time
with my girlfriend has priority, so QRV when the time permits." QSL via
ClubLog's OQRS (preferred) for direct or by the Bureau. Also, QSL via
DL8KX, direct or by the Bureau.

9X, RWANDA. Kent, KP2S, who has been active as 9X/KP2S from the Kamonyi
District, is now active as 9X2KP. Activity has been mainly SSB, but he
was heard this past week on 15 meters SSB usually after 0830z. Listen
for QSL info.

CW0, URUGUAY (Special Event). Members of the Uruguay DX Group will be
signing as CW60ATS between October 11th and December 31st, to celebrate
the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS). Activity will
be on 160-2 meters with emphasis on Digital modes. Team leader/QSL MGR
is Carlos, CX8ABF. QSL via eQSL, LoTW or ClubLog.

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. The Daily DX reports that Pete, ZL4TE, who was
expected to be active as E51RMP from South Cook Islands sometime this
month (see OPDX.1527), has canceled his activity due to travel challenges
related to Covid. Pete is looking to go sometime in 2022.

EP, IRAN. Mohammad, EP2MRK, is a regular on 20 meters SSB between 1530-
2030z. QSL via RW6HS direct.

EY, TAJIKISTAN. Ken, K4ZW, is currently active as EY8/K4ZW until October
7th. Activity will be limited to his spare time due to work. QSL via his
home callsign.

FY, FRENCH GUIANA. Curtis, KC5CW, will be active as FY/KC5CW from French
Guiana between October 8th and November 3rd. Operations will be from=20
several locations including the Hotel Atlantis in Kourou, the ESA
Guiana Space Centre and the FY5KE Club Station. Activity will be on 160-6
meters using SSB, PSK, FT8 and slow CW. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog.

IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between September 27th ans October 2nd (as per the DXCluster):

    IOTA     Callsign     Island/GROUP            Bands/Modes
   ------    ----------   -------------           ------------
   AF-004    EA8/DF2FD    CANARY                  60m; CW
   AF-004    EA8AF        CANARY                  40m; CW
   AF-004    EA8NF        CANARY                  15m; SSB
   AF-007    D60AC        COMORO                  20/15/12/10m; SSB/FT8
   AF-007    D60AD        COMORO                  40/17/12m; CW/FT8
   AF-014    CT3IQ        MADEIRA                 17m; SSB
   AF-014    CT3MD        MADEIRA                 12m; CW
   AF-014    CS9ABL       MADEIRA                 10m; SSB
   AF-014    CT9ABN       MADEIRA                 10m; SSB
   AF-016    FR8NT        REUNION                 10m; SSB
   AF-016    FR8TG        REUNION                 10m; SSB
   AF-017    3B9FR        RODRIGUES               20/15/10m; CW
   AF-019    IG9ITO       Lampedusa               20m; SSB
   AF-022    ZD7BG        ST HELENA               15m; CW
   AF-022    ZD7FT        ST HELENA               17/10m; SSB
   AF-024    S79KW/M      INNER                   20m; SSB
   AF-032    5H1IP        ZANZIBAR                10m; FT8
   AF-049    3B8BAP       MAURITIUS               15m; FT8
   AS-002    A92AA        BAHRAIN                 15m; FT8
   AS-003    4S7AB        SRI LANKA               20/12m; SSB
   AS-004    5B4AAB       CYPRUS                  15m; FT8
   AS-004    5B4AHO       CYPRUS                  12m; SSB
   AS-004    5B4ALJ       CYPRUS                  15m; SSB
   AS-004    5B4VL        CYPRUS                  12m; SSB
   AS-004    5B4XF        CYPRUS                  17m; SSB
   AS-007    JA1CJP       HONSHU                  40m; FT8
   AS-007    JH1XVQ       HONSHU                  17m; FT8
   AS-007    JH3NGD       HONSHU                  40m; SSB
   AS-007    JH7MQD       HONSHU                  40m; SSB
   AS-007    JK1DDQ       HONSHU                  12m; FT8
   AS-007    JO1LVZ       HONSHU                  15m; FT8
   AS-015    9M2TO        PINANG STATE            20m; FT8
   AS-018    RT0F         SAKHALIN                30m; FT8
   AS-019    9V1YC        SINGAPORE               30m; CW
   AS-026    HL4SF        CHEJU-DO PROVINCE       17m; SSB
   AS-073    9M2TDX     KELANTAN/TERENGGANU STATE 20m; SSB
   AS-117    JF3BFS       HONSHU'S COASTAL WEST   15m; CW
   EU-001    SV5AZK       DODECANESE              15m; FT8
   EU-002    OH0100AX     ALAND                   20m; FT8
   EU-002    OH0CO        ALAND                   60m;=20
   EU-004    EA6PT        BALEARIC                80/40/20m; CW/SSB
   EU-004    EC6FK        BALEARIC                40/20m; SSB
   EU-005    2E0HKM       GREAT BRITAIN           20m; SSB
   EU-005    G0DBE        GREAT BRITAIN           15m; SSB
   EU-005    M/SP2CA      GREAT BRITAIN           20m; SSB
   EU-005    MM0AMW       GREAT BRITAIN           15m; FT8
   EU-005    MW0USK       GREAT BRITAIN           17m; FT8
   EU-014    TK/F6GLS     CORSICA                 60m;
   EU-014    TK4QL        CORSICA                 40m; SSB
   EU-015    SV9/OH1VR    CRETE                   12m; CW
   EU-015    SV9ANK       CRETE                   15/12m; SSB
   EU-015    SV9CAF       CRETE                   15m; SSB
   EU-015    SV9RKU       CRETE                   17m; SSB
   EU-018    OY1CT        FAROE                   17m; CW
   EU-020    SM1HEV       GOTLAND COUNTY          30m; CW
   EU-021    TF3XO        ICELAND                 20m; SSB
   EU-023    9H1MF        MALTA                   17m; SSB
   EU-025    IT9FRX       SICILY                  15m; SSB
   EU-025    IT9PQO       SICILY                  17m;=20
   EU-025    IT9VPT       SICILY                  20m; SSB
   EU-028    IU5HWS      TOSCANA (TUSCANY) REGION 20m; SSB
   EU-029    OV1CDX       SJAELLAND               17m; SSB
   EU-031    IC8/UR8QX    Ischia                  40m; CW
   EU-042    DK8OL        Hallig Hooge            60m;
   EU-046    LA6KOA       TROMS  COUNTY           17m; SSB
   EU-067    SV8DJW       KYKLADES                40m; FT8
   EU-067    SZ200ERS     KYKLADES                20/15m; CW
   EU-096    OH1SIC   LANSI-SUOMI (TURKU) PROVINCE 20m; CW
   EU-115    EI9KF        IRELAND                 15m; FT8
   EU-115    GI0LDI       IRELAND                 20m; SSB
   EU-123    2M0DWC       SCOTTISH COASTAL        20m; FT8
   EU-124    GW4PVM       Holy                    80/40/30/20/17/15/12m; CW
   EU-131    IK3PQH/P     VENETO REGION           40/20m; SSB
   EU-138    SM/DH0JAE    BLEKINGE COUNTY         30/20m; CW/SSB
   EU-175    CU3AT        CENTRAL                 20m; FT8
   NA-005    VP9IN        BERMUDA                 20m; SSB
   NA-015    CO2ER        CUBA                    17m; FT8
   NA-015    CO8MCL       CUBA                    40m; FT8
   NA-018    OX3XR        Greenland               17m; CW
   NA-021    8P6ET        BARBADOS                12m; FT8
   NA-022    VP2ETE       ANGUILLA                12/10m; SSB
   NA-024    J35X         Grenada                 10m; FT8
   NA-026    K2EC         NEW YORK STATE          10m; SSB
   NA-026    K2KIX        NEW YORK STATE          10m; SSB
   NA-026    KA2ABA       NEW YORK STATE          17m; FT4
   NA-027    VO1BE        NEWFOUNDLAND            20m; FT8
   NA-058    K4QAL        GEORGIA  STATE          20m; FT8
   NA-059    NL8F         FOX                     160/80m; FT8
   NA-085    WB0VZK      FLORIDA STATE NORTH WEST 40m; SSB
   NA-096    HI5MAH       HISPANIOLA              10m; SSB
   NA-096    HI8HRD       HISPANIOLA              15m; SSB
   NA-099    NP3DM        PUERTO RICO             60m;
   NA-099    KP4JFL       PUERTO RICO             10m; SSB
   NA-099    KP4PMP       PUERTO RICO             10m; SSB
   NA-099    KP4PUA       PUERTO RICO             15m; SSB
   NA-099    NP4A         PUERTO RICO             40m; SSB
   NA-099    WP4RF        PUERTO RICO             12m; SSB
   NA-101    J72IMS       DOMINICA                10m; SSB
   NA-108    J69BB        ST LUCIA                20/12m; SSB
   NA-141    KE4JQ     FLORIDA STATE SOUTH EAST   10m; SSB
   NA-144    KD7WPJ    CALIFORNIA  STATE  SOUTH   15m; CW
   OC-001    VK2BDX       Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK2BNG       Australia               40m; FT8
   OC-001    VK2BY        Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK2GJC       Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK2IO/P      Australia               40/20m; CW/SSB
   OC-001    VK2WWV       Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK3JA        Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK3PUB       Australia               20m; FT8
   OC-001    VK3MH        Australia               20m; CW/FT8
   OC-001    VK3XV        Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK4DX        Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK4HH        Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK4KW        Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK4NM        Australia               20/15m; SSB
   OC-001    VK4QH        Australia               20/15m; SSB
   OC-001    VK5PAS       Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK6WB        Australia               40m; FT8
   OC-006    VK7AC        TASMANIA                20m; FT4
   OC-006    VK7GH        TASMANIA                20m; SSB
   OC-006    VK7RG        TASMANIA                20m; SSB
   OC-013    E51BQ        RAROTONGA               30m; FT8
   OC-013    E51JD        RAROTONGA               20/15m; SSB
   OC-016    3D2AG      VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU  20m; CW
   OC-019    KH6LEO       HAWAIIAN                20m; FT8
   OC-021    YB0IBM       JAVA                    20m; SSB
   OC-021    YB1DNF       JAVA                    20m; SSB
   OC-032    FK8HM        NEW CALEDONIA           15m; FT8
   OC-032    FK8WH        NEW CALEDONIA           20m; SSB
   OC-036    ZL1T         NORTH                   20/15m; SSB
   OC-036    ZL1PWD       NORTH                   20m; FT8
   OC-036    ZL2UO        NORTH                   20m; SSB
   OC-042    4I1EBD       LUZON                   20m; SSB
   OC-042    DU1IVT       LUZON                   20m; SSB
   OC-042    DV1IIW       LUZON                   20m; SSB
   OC-086    KH0W         SAIPAN                  20/15/12m; CW
   OC-088    9M6TMT       BORNEO                  20m; SSB
   OC-088    YB7MP        BORNEO                  20m; SSB
   OC-134    ZL3GA        SOUTH                   20m; SSB
   OC-140    VK3TWO  W.AUSTRALIA STATE (N.W. COAST) WEST 30m; FT8
   OC-143    YB5QZ        SUMATRA                 17m; FT8
   SA-002    VP8LP        FALKLAND                12/10m; SSB
   SA-006    PJ4EVA       BONAIRE                 20m; FT4
   SA-011    9Z4FE        TRINIDAD                12m; SSB
   SA-011    9Z4Y         TRINIDAD                10m; CW
   SA-012    YV7BMZ       MARGARITA               30m; FT8
   SA-036    P41E         ARUBA                   10m; FT8
   SA-041    PX8L         Lencois                 40/20/15/12/10m; SSB
   SA-058    YV5HV  CARABOBO/ARAGUA/DF/MIRANDA STATE 10m; SSB
   SA-068    8R1AK/P      GUYANA                  12m; SSB
=20
  ** 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).

  AS-081.  Dr. Sungki Lee, HL1IWD, will be active as HL1IWD/5 from Saryang
           Island between October 9-11th. Activity will be limited to his
           spare time operating mainly on CW and FT8 using an IC-706MK2
           with a Buddi-stick and end-fed wire antenna. QSL via his manager
           EA5GL, ClubLog or LoTW.

  AS-140.  (Update) Operators Manju/S21AM, Fazlay/S21IRC and possibly
           Aminul/S21D will be active as S21DX from Manpura Island between
           December 16-22nd. They will operate with two stations (w/100w)
           into one multi-band beam, two verticals and 1 multi-band inverte=
d
           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=
g

  EU-047.  Sebastian, DL1AXX, will be active as DL1AXX/p from Minsener Oog
           Island (German Island Award N-26) between October 11-16th.
           Activity will be mostly on 60/40 meters CW, but the actual
           operating schedule will be published on QRZ.com. QSL via Bureau.

  NA-008.  (Zone 2) After being silent for 18 months, operators Alex/VE1RUS
           and Pierre/VE3TKB will once again be active as VY0ERC from the
           Eureka Weather station this October. This station is operated
           by the Eureka Amateur Radio Club [probably the most northerly
           located amateur radio club in the world] from Eureka, Nunavut.
           The VY0ERC team (VE1RUS and VE3KTB) is now in preparation to
           be active from the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Labo-
           ratory between October 12th and November 22nd, (time and weather
           conditions permitting). They plan to participate in CQWW DX SSB
           and the ARRL Sweepstakes Contests. Outside of the contests, the
           suggested bands are 40 and 20 meters (possibly 80m), as well
           as FM satellites (from ER60, EQ79) using SSB, the Digital
           modes (FT8 and RTTY) and very slow CW. Activity will be limited
           to their spare time. QSL via M0OXO, OQRS or direct. For updates,
           see:                  https://twitter.com/vy0erc

  NA-249.  Members of the Radio Operadores del Este (RODE) will be active
           as KP3RE from from Vieques Island between February 25-27th,
           2022. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes plus the
           satellites. QSL via EA5GL.

  OC-228.  Andy, VK5MAV, will once again be active as VK5MAV/P from
           Granite Island, Australia, between October 5-6th. Activity
           will be 20 meters CW only. There will be no night activity
           from the island. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS.

  SA-055.  Hernan, LU1COP, will be active as LU1COP/E from Martin Garcia
           Island between October 8-12th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters
           using SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW or eQSL.

  PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the <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 October 2021). The following International Short
Wave League Club (ISWL) club callsigns will be used throughout the month
of October 2021:
  G4BJC/A -- Not yet allocated for October.
  MX1SWL/A & MX1SWL/P -- Operated by Geof, M0BAU, located in Great Sutton,
             Cheshire. (IOTA EU-005, WAB-SJ37, WLOTA-1841)
          ** QSL GX4BJC and MX1SWL callsigns via Dick, M5DIK.
  GB75ISWL -- Operated by Herbie, G6XOU, located in Walton on the Naze,
             Essex. (IOTA EU-005, WAB-TM22, WLOTA-1841)
          ** QSL GB75ISWL callsign via G6XOU.

  All callsigns via the Bureau, eQSL.cc, or direct with return postage.
(No IRCs in the UK). 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.

JD1, MINAMI TORISHIMA (Reminder). Be looking for Take, JG8NQJ, to once
again be active as JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island, Minami Torishima (OC-073,
JCG 10007), sometime this week for 3 months until mid-December. He is
usually there to work on the island's weather station. Activity will be
limited to his spare time. Usually he will be mainly on 17 meters, but
may try 40/30 meters and will also be on 20/15/12/10/6 meters using CW
(possibly RTTY), with a Yaesu FT-450 and 50W. QSL via JA8CJY or by the
Bureau via JG8NQJ.

LX, LUXEMBOURG. Olivier, ON4EI, reports that he is "Vaccinated and back
to (in) Business" and is heading to Luxembourg to be active as LX/ON4EI
in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.

OJ0, MARKET REEF. Pasi, OH3WS, will be active as OJ0WS from Market Reef
(EU-053) between now and October 9th. Activity will be on various HF
bands using CW. QSL via his home callsign.

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.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 4-10th).......
  Oct/04th HN      Oct/07th HN     Oct/09th HN
  Oct/05th LN      Oct/08th HN     Oct/10th LN
  Oct/06th 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

    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 Administration (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

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
    QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu) (October 3rd)
    QSL-INFO from various sources provided by OPDX
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------=
--
  3B9FR via M0OXO          DQ2C via DL2CC & (L)       OL5GMA via OK3EQ
  3D2TS/P via M0OXO        DV1IIW via IK2DUW          OO21WCC via ON3AR & (=
L)
  4J880NZM via 4K4K        EA8/DF2PD via DF2PD        PX8L via PY8WW & (L)
  4L8A via M0OXO           ED1R via EC1KR (d/L)       R60ANT via RZ3EC
  5Q2J via OZ2JBC          EP2ABS via RW6HS           RA60ANT via RZ3EC
  5R8FX via N4GNR          EP2C via EA5GL             RB60ANT via RZ3EC
  5T5PA via PA5X           EP2MRK via RW6HS           RC60ANT via RZ3EC
  7X5JF via DJ8QP          EP4HR via IK2RZQ           RG60ANT via RZ3EC
  8P6PE via 8P6PE (L/e)    ER/UT0U via UT2UB          RT60ANT via RZ3EC
  8Q7KX via DL8KX          FP5CJ via K9OT             RU60ANT via RZ3EC
  9J2BO via EA5GL          HC1M via EC5R              S5130TA via S51TA
  9K2BM via EC6DX          HF35BLP via SP7MJX         S5130WU via S51WU
  9K2BS via EC6DX          HF5PUZ via SP5KVW          S5230OW via S52OW
  9K2OD via EC6DX          HP1ELV via HP1ALX          S5930AA via S59AA
  9K2YM via EA5KB          HS18IARU via E21EIC        SV5/G2JL via G2JL
  CP4BT via IK2DUW & (L)   I8/DJ8QP via DJ8QP         SV8/PA0PCH via PA0PCH
  CR3W via DL5AXX & (L)    IQ6KX via IW6ATQ (e)       SV9/OH1VR via OH1VR (=
d)
  CR6K via CT1ILT (O/d/L)  IQ9SZ via HE9ERA           SX200BOH  via SV2BOH
  CR6T via CT1ESV & (L)    K6M via N7LE (L/d)         TG9/AF4CZ via AF4CZ
  CT7/IZ5BBS via IZ5BBS    KI5JMO/VO1 via KI5JMO      TM3Z via F4DSK
  CT9/OM7LW via OM7LW      LX/PD0RWL/P via PD0RWL     YL44WFF via YL2SW
  CX9AU via EA5GL (d/L)    LX5MF via LX1KQ & (L)      Z21GC via K3IRV
  D60AC via SP9FIH         LZ6C via LZ2UW
  D60AD via SP6CIK         OC200P via OA4O

  (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
  (***) Certificate Download Only

  LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
  https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/9G5FI      (Updated)
  https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/KP4/AB2RF  (Updated)

  QSL ROUTE CORRECTION FOR 4U1WB. OPDX and few other DX sources have
  published the wrong QSL route for 4U1WB. The correct route is via
  KK4HD (not KK4WD).

  QSL STATUS. According to Alexey, RX6A, direct QSL cards for RI01ANT,
  RX6A/MM and RX6A/1 are now being shipped.

  SLIM PICK-INS THIS WEEK FOR LoTW............
  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: CT1ILT and F6HKA

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4L/DL7ZM, CT9ABV, GM3RCV (EU-111), HZ1SK,
  KL7RRC (NA-039), OX3LX and R24NEW (EU-180)

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5X1T, 5H3CA, 6V1D, 5H3RRC, 6V7H, 9Q5TT,
  EA8/UA4WHX, EC5C, EA8PT, EA8ZS, EA8WU, EX0QR, E6AF, E44WE, FS/K1XM,
  FR1GV, HL2CFY, HC2AO. H7/EC5A, JW/PA7MDJ, LX/ON9VB, LX/PA3EYC, PJ7/K1XM,
  PJ2CC, RP76UAI, SI9AM, TO2SP, TF3JB, TF/OJ0Y, VP2E/K1XM, VP9I and
  VP2V/SP6CIK
    --- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
        send in their info....

R60-R*60, RRC ANTARCTIC TREATY SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS (Reminder). To
celebrate the 60th anniversary Antarctic Treaty Signature, the Russian
Robinson Club (RRC) will activate the following special event stations
(each representing a country that initially signed the Antarctic Treaty)
between October 1st and December 31st during this event:
  R60ANT  - Russia         RG60ANT - Argentina       RN60ANT - Norway
  RA60ANT - South Africa   RJ60ANT - Japan           RT60ANT - Australia
  RB60ANT - Belgium        RK60ANT - United Kingdom  RU60ANT - USA
  RC60ANT - Chile          RL60ANT - France          RZ60ANT - New Zealand
           Plus a special callsign from Antarctica RI60ANT

  The Worldwide Antarctic Program (WAP) has already issued a "Reference
Number" for each of the above Special Event Callsign.=20
  Check (http://www.waponline.it/6oats-anniversary/) to download the
whole WAP reference numbers issued for this event. QSL info is also
included. Details about the special "60th Anniversary of the Antarctic
Treaty" award is also available at the above Web page.

VP2M, MONTSERRAT. Operators Ron/KK9K and Scott/NE9U will be active from
the VP2M Gingerbread Hill contest station in Montserrat (NA-103), during
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th). The operators will be active
the weeks before and after the contest. No other details are available
at this time.

VP0 NEW PREFIX. Alan, VK6CQ (VK0LD, VP8PJ), from Perth, provided the
following information: Due to an administrative oversight in the new
Falkland Islands Communications Ordinance implemented way back in 2017,
new VP8 licenses for use in the former Falkland Islands Dependencies
have not been available for some years now. This has caused considerable
difficulty to major DXpeditions and others wishing to operate from these
remote regions, including the recent VP8PJ South Orkneys operation.
  After several months of protracted negotiations with Ofcom (the UK
equivalent to the FCC), the Falkland Islands Communications Regulator
and the Governments of both South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands and
British Antarctic Territory, there has been a major break-through and
Ofcom has finally authorized the use of a new prefix for these former
Dependencies as a solution to this oversight.
  The new prefix is VP0 (Victor Papa Zero) and once legislation is enacted
in the near future, it will be applied to the two British Overseas Terri-
tories of South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands and the British Antarctic
Territory. The existing VP8 prefix will then apply exclusively to the
Falkland Islands only.
  The new VP0 prefix will apply to the following DXCC entities:
    1. British claimed sector of the Antarctic mainland, including the=20
       Antarctic Peninsula & nearby islands
    2. South Orkney Islands
    3. South Shetland Islands
    4. South Georgia
    5. South Sandwich Islands

  It is proposed that the Falkland Islands Communications Regulator will
administer these licenses on behalf of the governments of British Antarctic
Territory and South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands. It is also proposed
that licenses under the new prefix will only be assigned three-letter
suffixes (as opposed to the more usual method of first assigning callsigns
with one or two-letter suffixes). For example, VP8yz would be re-assigned
as VP0xyz, not the expected VP0yz.  The reasons for this rather odd pro-
posal remain unclear, given the very small number of stations active from
these regions.
  In the meantime, all existing VP8 callsigns as previously assigned under
the old Falkland Islands Communications Ordinance for use in the former
Dependencies (such as VP8PJ) remain valid for use until the associated
licenses are revalidated and assigned new VP0 callsigns.
  For further details, see the draft policy available for download on
the Government of South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands website at:
     https://www.gov.gs/amateur-radio-licences-policy-consultation/
  Members of the Amateur Radio community are invited to comment on the
draft policy and and have until 18th October to do so via a link on the
webpage.
  There is no information regarding the matter presently available on
the British Antarctic Territory Government or Falkland Islands Communi-
cations Regulator websites.
       ------------------------------------------------------
  EDITOR'S NOTES: For more details, also read the following:
  https://www.openfalklands.com/amateur-radio-call-sign-allocation-for-brit=
ish-antarctic-territory-south-georgia-and-south-sandwich-islands
  https://www.gov.gs/amateur-radio-licences-policy-consultation/?fbclid=3DI=
wAR0KICsWgTk0HJh1WvO2E4F9UiZvCKnMzAipz3acKMmOJqzODmfeUMvVvVY

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