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The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1535
BID: $OPDX.1535
October 11th, 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, N2OO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4ZW, W4VQ,
W5JON, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, NE9U, W9EWZ, 4X1VF, DL1SBF, DL7UXG &=20
The DX News Letter, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F1ULQ, F6AJA & Les  Nouvelles
DX, F8DVD, G3SWH, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, ON4ZD, Sixitalia Weekl=
y
and VA3RJ & ICPO 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..Tick

  *** (Reminder) SPECIAL NOTE BY EDITOR: The OPDX bulletin is smaller
      than normal this week because I was on vacation/holiday. The October
      18th bulletin should be back to normal. PLEASE, continue to send your
      DX info (You never know what I might do)....  73, Tedd KB8NW

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 3rd/October, through Sunday, 10th/October there were 216
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P,
8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9,
AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2,
D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX,
EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, 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, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA,
JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ,
OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5,
PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5,
T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5,
V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP6, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XW, YB, YI, YK, 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".

3DA0, ESWATINI (Swaziland). All of a sudden, Kindom of Eswatini (Swaziland)
has become a popular spot for DXpeditions. Three operations are planned for
October and one for November. Here are the upcoming operations:

  3DA0RU -- Russian DXpedtion Team (RUDXT) will be active near Mbabane
            between October 7-22nd. Operators are Nick/R5EC, Vasily/R7AL,
            Vladimir/R9LR, Vasily/RA1ZZ, Mike/RU3UR, Leo/RW9JZ, Slav/OK8AU
            and Wlodek/SP6EQZ. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW,
            SSB, FT8 and QO-100 satellite, with multiple stations.
            Suggested FT8 frequencies: 1836, 3567, 5357, 7056, 10131,
            14095, 18095, 21095, 24911 and 28095 kHz. QSL via R7AL (direct
            or by the Bureau), ClubLog's OQRS (preferable) or LoTW. For
            more details and updates, see their new Web page at:
                                 https://3da0.ru/en

  3DA0WW -- Latvian RSF team will be active as 3DA0WW from eSwatini between
            October 12-26th. Operators are Yuris/YL2GM, Jack/YL2KA, Wald/
            US7IGN, Sasha/UT7UV, Pavlo/UU0JR and Vlad/UW7RV. Activity
            will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (F/H).
            For suggested frequencies, see: https://lral.lv/3da0ww/freq.htm=
l
            QSL via YL2GN (direct) or ClubLog's OQRS (direct and by the
            Bureau). The log will be uploaded to LoTW six months after
            the end of the operation. For more details and updates, see:
                         https://lral.lv/3da0ww/index.html

  3DA0RR -- There have been reports that Roman Vega (aka Romeo Stepanenko,
            3W3RR [also to name a "few" other callsigns -- 1S0RR, 1S0XV,
            1S1RR, 4L/AH0M, 5A0RR, 9D0RR, R3A/3W3RR, UB5JRR, XE2/AH0M,
            YA0RR and P5RS7]) is expected to be active as 3DA0RR between
            October 14-16th. ADDED NOTE: Even if Romeo's 3DA0RR operation
            takes place, his operation will probably not count. He has been
            banned/disqualified from participation in the DXCC program (in
            any manner). This was activated by the ARRL Awards Committee
            after they reviewed all of the documentation for Romeo's
            1992-93 P5RS7 North Korea operation. It was also announced in
            a ARRL DX Bulletin (#11) in 1996:
                http://www.arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive/ARLD011/1996

  3DA0LP -- Lionel, ZS6DPL, is once again active as 3DA0LP from Manzini
            between October 11-15th and again between November 1-5th.
            Activity is limited due to work. He does operate on FT8.
            No other details are available.

4U2, AUSTRIA. Members of the International Amateur Radio Contest DX Club
(ARCDXC - United Nations, 4U1A) will be active as 4U2U between now and
October 31st. Activity is to celebrate United Nations Day (October 24th).
QSL via UA3DX, direct or by the Bureau. ADDED NOTE: Remember this station
counts for Austria (OE) for DXCC purposes and as 4U for the Vienna Inter-
national Centre for the CQ DX Marathon award.

7A, INDONESIA. A team of YB operators will be active as 7A2A from a contest
station in Central Java during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st)
as a Multi-? entry. QSL via LoTW, direct, or via YB2DX.

9K, KUWAIT. Abdallah, 9K2GS, will be active as 9K2K during the CQWW DX
SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry.
QSL via EC6DX or LoTW.

9X, RWANDA (Update). Members of the Holy Land DX Group (HDXG) will operate
from 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). 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:              http://9x4x.qrz.co.il/home
Special thanks to Harald, DF2WO, for his outstanding support.

C5, THE GAMBIA. Alan, G3XAQ, will be active as C56XA from Brusubi, The
Gambia, between November 24th and December 2nd. Activity will be on 40-10
meters using only CW. His main activity will be during the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power
entry. QSL via G3SWH's OQRS (preferred; via his Web site [www.g3swh.org.uk]=
,
direct or LoTW. No bureau cards. The log will be uploaded to LoTW and
ClubLog once Alan returns home.

CARIBBEAN TOUR (Update/Change/Back-On). John, W5JON/V47JA, informs OPDX
that his St. Kitts operation is back-on because "St. Kitts has reduced
the Covid Quarantine down to one day (YEA!)." So in addition to his PJ7JA
and PJ5/W5JON trips this month, his V47JA trip is back on. This will be
his first time back to St. Kitts since March 2020. So here is John's
schedule for October/November:
  PJ7JA, SINT MAARTEN -- John, W5JON/V47JA, will be going to Sint Maartrn
         between October 18-23rd, and be active as PJ7JA. His radio equip-
         ment is a Yaesu FT-891, Elecraft KPA-500 Amplifier and dipoles.
         Activity will be on 40-6 meters using SSB and FT8.
  PJ5/W5JON, ST. EUSTATIUS -- John, W5JON/V47JA, will be going to St.
         Eustatius between October 23rd and November 1st, and be active
         as PJ5/W5JON. His radio equipment is a Yaesu FT-891, Elecraft
         KPA-500 Amplifier and dipoles. Activity will be on 40-6 meters
         using SSB and FT8.
  V47JA, ST. KITTS -- John, W5JON, will once again be active as V47JA
         from his Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, West Indies vacation home,
         located 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, between November 10-24th.
         Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB and FT8. Equipment is
         a Yaesu FT1000MP, FT450D and an Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. John
         states his antennas are a Mosley Mini32A 10/15/20m, 33' Vertical
         10-40m, 35' Top Loaded 80m Vertical, 160m Vertical and 6m 5 ele-
         ment Yagi.

         ALL QSLs (PJ5/W5JON, PJ7JA and V47JA) go to W5JON direct or
         via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.

  LAST MINUTE ANNOUNCEMENT BY JOHN, W5JON [edited]: Hi Guys... This week
  St. Kitts announced the Covid quarantine was reduced to one (1) day. As
  previously the quarantine WAS four days. Previously, Andy, N2NT/V47T,
  canceled his stay at my St. Kitts home and is now obligated to operate
  with a group on Bonaire. As you can see on the VBRO/HomeAway calendar
  the villa is now unrented November 24 - December 2,2021. =20
                         https://www.vrbo.com/385600
    As V47T will not be on V4 during the CQWW CW Contest and I am sure
  whoever rents the villa will be in great demand during the CQWW CW
  Contest. So if you know of anyone interested in renting the villa that
  week, please have them contact me, as it seems a real shame for V4 not
  to be active on a CQWW weekend.
      Thanks and 73, John W5JON/V47JA, 281-813-9873

D6, COMOROS. Members of the F6KOP Radio Club are planning to active Comoro
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 oper-
ations. Their callsign is pending. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has
been updated on ClubLog as of October 6th. The list contains 340 entities.
The following are the top 26 entities:
   1. P5 DPRK (North Korea)     14. KH4 Midway Island
   2. 3Y/B Bouvet Island        15. ZS8 Prince Edward & Marion Islands
   3. FT5/W Crozet Island       16. PY0S Saint Peter and Paul Rocks
   4. BS7H Scarborough Reef     17. PY0T Trindade & Martim Vaz Islands
   5. CE0X San Felix Islands    18. KP5 Desecheo Island
   6. BV9P Pratas Island        19. SV/A Mount Athos
   7. KH7K Kure Island          20. VP8S South Sandwich Islands
   8. KH3 Johnston Island       21. KH5 Palmyra & Jarvis Islands
   9. 3Y/P Peter 1 Island       22. ZL9 New Zealand Subantarctic Islands
  10. FT5/X Kerguelen Island    23. EZ Turkmenistan
  11. FT/G Glorioso Island      24. FK/C Chesterfield Island
  12. VK0M Macquarie Island     25. YK Syria
  13. YV0 Aves Island           26. JD/M Minami Torishima

  There have been no changes in the "Top 26" since we last reported
  back on September 6th. The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list
  (340) is available at: https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php

FO/A, FO/M & TX7, AUSTRAL AND MARQUESAS ISLANDS (Update). Lance, W7GJ,
reports that his planned 6m DXpedition activity is still on schedule
despite Covid travel restrictions: Austral Islands (FO/W7GJ) October
15-24th, and the Marquesas Islands (TX7MB), October 27th to November
7th. Keep watch his Web page for updates:=20
       http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj
       http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/Austral%20Islands%202020.htm
       http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/Marquesas%202020.htm
For more details, also read OPDX.1528. QSL direct to W7GJ and LoTW.

HL30, SOUTH KOREA (Special Event). Look for special event station HL30UN
to be active from Gyeonggido, South Korea, to celebrate the entrance of
South Korea into United Nations on September 18th, 1991. This is their
30th anniversary. Recent activity has been on 40 meters CW. QSL via the
Bureau or direct to EA5GL only.

IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between October 4-9th(as per the DXCluster):

    IOTA     Callsign     Island/GROUP            Bands/Modes
   ------    ----------   -------------           ------------
   AF-004    EA8A0        CANARY                  10m; FT8
   AF-004    EA8AM        CANARY                  12m; SSB
   AF-004    EA8AQV       CANARY                  10m; FT8
   AF-004    EA8RM        CANARY                  20m; SSB
   AF-014    CT3IQ        MADEIRA                 12m; SSB
   AF-016    FR8TG        REUNION                 10m; SSB
   AF-020    J5HKT        Bubaque                 40/30/17/12m; FT8
   AF-020    J5T          Bubaque                 40/17m; CW
   AF-022    ZD7BG        ST HELENA               15m; CW
   AF-022    ZD7FT        ST HELENA               12m; SSB
   AF-023    S9OK         SAO TOME   160/80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10m; CW/SSB/F=
T8
   AF-024    S79KW        INNER                   15m; FT8
   AN-015    8J1RL QUEEN MAUD LAND (PR.HARALD & CR PR OLAV COASTS) 15m; FT8
   AS-007    JA4NIJ       HONSHU                  17m; FT8
   AS-007    JA7PKV       HONSHU                  40m; FT8
   AS-007    JH4MTE       HONSHU                  20m; CW
   AS-007    JL1UCH       HONSHU                  40m; CW
   AS-007    JR1JFA       HONSHU                  17m; SSB
   AS-013    8Q7KX        MALDIVE                 40/12/10m; CW
   AS-013    8Q7PR        MALDIVE                 40m; FT8
   AS-015    9M2TO        PINANG STATE            20m; FT4
   AS-060    DS1TRU/4     Kumo                    40m; FT8
   AS-076    JH5LTS       SHIKOKU                 20m; FT8
   AS-078    JA8KSF       HOKKAIDO                17m; FT8
   AS-079    JE1HXZ/6     MIYAKO                  30m;
   EU-001    SV5AZK       DODECANESE              12m; FT8
   EU-004    EG6VCL       BALEARIC          160/80/40/30/20/15/10m; FT8/FT4
   EU-005    G2YT         GREAT BRITAIN           20m; SSB
   EU-005    G3PXT        GREAT BRITAIN           20m; FT4
   EU-005    G4DBW        GREAT BRITAIN           15m; FT8
   EU-005    G6UT         GREAT BRITAIN           40m; SSB
   EU-005    GM0ADC       GREAT BRITAIN           15m; CW
   EU-005    GM0UKZ       GREAT BRITAIN           40m; SSB
   EU-005    GM0VGI       GREAT BRITAIN           17m; FT8
   EU-005    M0JCQ        GREAT BRITAIN           20m; FT4
   EU-005    M0KCB/P      GREAT BRITAIN           40m; SSB
   EU-005    MM0EDZ       GREAT BRITAIN           17m; SSB
   EU-005    MM0HVU       GREAT BRITAIN           17m; FT8
   EU-009    GM8OFQ       ORKNEY                  20m; SSB/FT8
   EU-014    TK4QL        CORSICA                 20m; SSB
   EU-014    TK5IH        CORSICA                 20m; FT8
   EU-016    9A4W         DALMATIA SOUTH          20/15m; CW
   EU-021    TF1A         ICELAND                 30m; FT8
   EU-021    TF1EIN       ICELAND                 20m; FT8
   EU-021    TF3T         ICELAND                 20m; SSB
   EU-021    TF3LB        ICELAND                 20m; FT8
   EU-023    9H1WE        MALTA                   15m; CW
   EU-024    IS0SLM       SARDINIA                10m; FT8
   EU-025    IT9MRM       SICILY                  20m; FT8
   EU-029    OZ5MD        SJAELLAND               40m; FT8
   EU-029    OZ8SW        SJAELLAND               30m; CW
   EU-031    IC8/UR8QX    Ischia                  40m; CW
   EU-031    IC8HRG       Ischia                  20m; SSB
   EU-042    DK8OL        Sylt                    17m; CW
   EU-047    DJ9IN        NIEDERSACHSEN STATE     20m; SSB
   EU-047    DL2BCY       NIEDERSACHSEN STATE     40m; FT8
   EU-053    OJ0WS        Market Reef             30/12m; CW
   EU-055    LA9AKA  SOGN OG FJORDANE/HORDALAND/ROGALAND COUNTY 20m; FT4
   EU-067    SV8DJW       KYKLADES                20/15m; FT8
   EU-067    SZ200ERS     KYKLADES                40/20/17m; CW
   EU-114    GU0GUX       Guernsey                12m; FT8
   EU-115    2I0BSA       IRELAND                 40m; SSB
   EU-115    EI7HDB       IRELAND                 17m; FT8
   EU-115    GI0CWV/P     IRELAND                 17m; SSB
   EU-131    IK3PQH/P     VENETO REGION           40/20m; SSB
   EU-138    SM/DH0JAE    BLEKINGE COUNTY         40/20/17/15m; CW/SSB
   EU-171    OZ5HP        JYLLAND  NORTH          160m;
   EU-175    CU3EM        CENTRAL                 15m; FT8
   EU-175    CU7AA        CENTRAL                 20m; FT8
   NA-005    VP9IN        BERMUDA                 20m; SSB
   NA-015    CM2RSV       CUBA                    15m; FT8
   NA-015    CO2AME       CUBA                    20m; SSB
   NA-015    CO2CW        CUBA                    30m; FT8
   NA-015    CO2GL        CUBA                    15m; FT8
   NA-016    ZF1PB        CAYMAN                  10m; FM
   NA-018    XP3A         Greenland               17m; FT8
   NA-022    VP2ETE       ANGUILLA                12m; SSB
   NA-026    KA2ABA       NEW YORK STATE          17m; SSB
   NA-036    VE7DX  BRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCE (VANCOUVER) 15m; FT8
   NA-036    VE7SA  BRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCE (VANCOUVER) 15m; FT8
   NA-052    N1UL       FLORIDA STATE SOUTH WEST  20/15m; FT8
   NA-058    WD4DX        GEORGIA  STATE          20m; SSB
   NA-099    KP4JRS       PUERTO RICO             12m; FT8
   NA-099    KP4PUA       PUERTO RICO             15m; SSB
   NA-099    NP4AW        PUERTO RICO             40m; CW
   NA-106    KP2B         VIRGIN                  30/12m; FT8
   NA-107    FM4SA        MARTINIQUE              15m; SSB
   NA-108    J69BB        ST LUCIA                15m; SSB
   NA-141    W6ZD       FLORIDA STATE SOUTH EAST  20m; SSB
   NA-143    K5KUA        TEXAS STATE EAST        20m; SSB
   NA-148    N1ECC      MASSACHUSETTS STATE NORTH 17m; FT8
   NA-249    KP4SX        PUERTO RICO'S COASTAL   15m; FT8
   OC-001    VK2BNG       Australia               40m; FT8
   OC-001    VK2POP       Australia               20m; FT8
   OC-001    VK2WJ        Australia               20m; FT4
   OC-001    VK2XN        Australia               80m; FT8
   OC-001    VK5KV        Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK5WU        Australia               40m; FT8
   OC-001    VK8NSB       Australia               10m; CW
   OC-006    VK7YUM       TASMANIA                20m; FT4
   OC-016    3D2AG      VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU  30/15/12m; CW/FT8
   OC-019    AH6U         HAWAIIAN                10m; FT8
   OC-019    KH6ML        HAWAIIAN                20m; FT8
   OC-019    WH6ML        HAWAIIAN                12m; FT8
   OC-021    YB1KAJ       JAVA                    20m; FT8
   OC-032    FK8HW        NEW CALEDONIA           20m; SSB
   OC-036    ZL1IF        NORTH                   40m; CW
   OC-042    DV1IIW       LUZON                   20m; SSB
   OC-046    FO5QB        WINDWARD                17/10m; FT8
   OC-088    9M8DEN       BORNEO                  12m; FT8
   OC-088    YB7XYO       BORNEO                  20m; FT8
   OC-134    ZL3JAS       SOUTH                   20m; SSB
   OC-143    YC4SIZ       SUMATRA                 20m; FT8
   OC-148    YB9MJA       TIMOR                   40m; FT8
   OC-148    YF9PBZ       TIMOR                   15m; SSB
   OC-228    VK5MAV/P   SOUTH AUSTRALIA STATE EAST 20/15m; CW
   SA-011    9Z4Y         TRINIDAD                12m; FT8
   SA-055    LU1COP/E     Martin Garcia           40/20/10m; 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).

  AF-050.  Operators Johannes/PA5X and Gerben/PG5M will be active as
           5T5PA/P and 5T1GM, respectively, from Arguin Island between
           October 15-19th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW,
           SSB, and FT8. They will use satellite communication for short
           messages on Twitter. Follow: https://twitter.com/PA5X_HAM
                                        https://twitter.com/PG5M
           QSL 5T5PA/P via LoTW, Clublog or via PA5X (direct or by the
           Bureau). For more details and updates, see: http://dx.to/5T1GM

  AS-117.  Kenji, JA4GXS, will be active as JA4GXS/4 from Mi Island
           between October 16-18th. Activity will be on 40/20/17/6 meters
           using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via his home callsign, direct or
           by the Bureau.

  EU-064.  The Charente DX Group (CDXG) will be active as TM2N from
           Noirmoutier Island (DIFM AT-020) betweeb October 24-30th.
           Operators mentioned are Eric/F5LOW, Laurent/F5MNK, Fabrice/
           F5NBQ, Bertrand/F6HKA and Leon/ ON4ZD/OS0S. Activity will be
           on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL
           via ON4ZD, direct, by the Bureau or Clublog's OQRS (preferred).=
=20

  NA-092.  Rich, WA5LFD, is now active as WA5LFD/p from North Padre
           Island until November 30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters,
           with an interest on 6 and 2 meters, using CW, SSB, and RTTY.
           QSL via LoTW or WA5LFD direct. He also states, "E-mail me for
           a sked at: richknagg@gmail.com ".

  OC-247.  Operators Arfan/YB8DKL, Hajar/YB8HZ, Mashud/YC8ES, Ikhvan/
           YC8AQY, Basri/YC8BNZ, Andi/YD8CUI, Nurdin/YD8CXQ, Risman/YD8BVL,
           YD8ESH and YD8ERF will be active from Sapuka Besar Island
           between November 12-16th. It will take the team more than a
           day by ship to get to the island. Activity will be on 80-10
           meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.

  SA-092.  (Reminder) Operators Markus/DJ4EL (PZ5GE), Sascha/PF9Z
           (PZ5ZS; not PZ5SB) and Rico/PZ5JW will once again try to
           activate Pagegaaien Island (WW Loc. GJ15kv)as PZ5G between
           October 15-18th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW
           and SSB. QSL PZ5G via LoTW or ClubLog. REMEMBER: Operators
           will be active from Surinam before and after their PZ5G IOTA
           operation.

  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......

J5T & J5HKT DXPEDITION TO GUINEA BISSAU NEWS (Reminder). Members of the
Italian DX Team are now active from Bubaque Island (AF-020), Guinea Bissau,
as J5T (CW-SSB-RTTY) and J5HKT (FT8) until October 22nd. Activity will be
on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. They will have 6 operators
and 4 stations active. QSL via I2YSB direct, OQRS or LoTW. For more info,
see OPDX.1520. Their official Web site is at:   http://www.i2ysb.com/idt=20
Real-time online logs during the DXpedition on: http://win.i2ysb.com/logonl=
ine/

KH7, HAWAII. Alex, KU1CW, will be active as KH7Q from Oahu Island (OC-019)
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry. Look for activity before and after the contest where Alex will be
signing as KH6/KU1CW. QSL KH7Q via LoTW or direct to AH6NF.

LX, LUXEMBOURG. Operators Gerard/PA0PIW, Gert/PA2LO, Maarten/PA3EYC,
Tymen/PA3GRM and Hans/PE1KWH will be active as LX/homecall from Wilwer-
dange, Luxembourg, between October 12-19th. Activity will be on 160-10
meters using CW, SSB, FT8, FT4 and RTTY. QSL via PA3EYC, ClubLog or LoTW.

MDXC PRESENTATION. The Madison DX Club's (MDXC) will have a ZOOM pre-
sentation on Tuesday October 12th. The program will be "The Lure and
Challenges of Sable Island: the CY0C 2022 Dxpedition", presented by Dan
Sullivan W4DKS, team member. The MDXC ZOOM host will be Kevin Shea, N9JKP,
that will be online from 5:45 PM Central Daylight Time to socialize before
the business meeting begins and to provide time to work through any tech-
nical issues. A brief business meeting will begin at 6:00 PM Central
Daylight Time. The program begins at 6:30 PM Central Daylight Time, sharp.
All interested hams are welcome.
  To Join the Zoom Meeting and Program simply use this link:
  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83181396616?pwd=3DdUIrdWo3bE45T0xyUkZOS2xKdDBIZ=
z09
  Meeting ID: 831 8139 6616
  Password: 124658

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.

PJ4, BONAIRE. Jeff, KU8E, will be active as PJ4/KU8E from the 'PJ4G Radio
House' on Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) between November 24th and Decembe=
r
1st. He plans to be in CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) signing PJ4A
as a Single-Op/Single-Band (TBD)/High-Power entry. QSL via K4BAI.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 11-17th).......
  Oct/11th HN      Oct/14th BN     Oct/16th AN
  Oct/12th HN      Oct/15th LN     Oct/17th AN
  Oct/13th 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 10th)
    QSL-INFO from various sources provided by OPDX
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------=
--
  3B8/G0VJG via M0OXO     HG5NATURE via HG5NATURE (e)   R60ANT via RZ3EC
  3DA0AQ via EA5GL          IG9ITO via IG9ITO (L/e)     RC60ANT via RZ3EC
  3DA0RU via R7AL (O/L)     II1DCC via IK1RAE           RJ60ANT via RZ3EC
  3Z100ZOSP via SP9PSJ      IQ0AM via OS0AGY            RK60ANT via RZ3EC
  3Z90DZC via SP5DZC        JV5A via WV6E               S9OK via OK6DJ (O)
  5H3MB via IK2GZU (O/L)    JV5A via WV6E               SD1A via SM1TDE
  5P0MF via DF5LW           K6T via W9EO                SE5E via SM5AJV
  7X2TT via EA5GL           KH0/KC0W via KC0W           SF5X via SM5EFX
  9A10FF via 9A2MF          KH0W via KC0W               SO39SYBIR via SP4PZ=
M
  A60EXPO via EA7FTR        KP2/W3MLJ via W3MLJ         SO4R via SP4PND
  AP2TN via DJ9ZB           LC1P via LA1DSA             SV5/DL2DRN via DL2D=
RN
  CM2RSV via EA5GL & (L)    LC5C via LA6KOA             SX200BOH via SV2BOH
  CN8NIL via RW6HS          LN8W via LA6YEA         SX2MZ via SV2GWT (d/L/e=
/C)
  CO2TK via F5CWU           LU4DJB via EC6DX            TF1A via EB7DX (d/L=
)
  CR5O via CT7AJL & (L)     MM1E via MM0GOR             TG9ADM via EA5GL
  CR6K via CT1ILT (O/d/L)   N0F via KF2IRE (d)          TM1D via F6OBD
  CT7/G4OBK/P via G4OBK     N1F via KF2IRE (d)         TM43SER via TM43SER =
(e)
  DK0DFF via DL7AFS         N2F via KF2IRE (d)          TM44RT via F5KBB
  DP90JMT via DL2VFR        N3F via KF2IRE (d)          TM50RQL via F8GGZ
  DP94JMT via DL2VFR        N4F via KF2IRE (d)          TZ4AM via W0SA
  E7/Z35M/P via Z35M (d/L)  N5F via KF2IRE (d)          UN9L via LZ1YE
  EA5/LA2PC via LA2PC       N6F via KF2IRE (d)          V31AE via EB7DX
  EA7/HB9GUX via HB9GUX     N7F via KF2IRE (d)          VO1/VE7AHA via VE7A=
HA
  EA8/DF8AN via DF8AN       N8F via KF2IRE (d)          VP2VF via HP3XBS
  EC6FK via RW6HS           N9F via KF2IRE (d)          W6G via NT7MM
  ED3M via EA3RCV           OE2E via OE2GEN             W6N via W0IN
  EM0I via UT2IZ            OG6N via OH6NIO & (L)       YB0AZ via W4JS
  EM60KTS via IK2DUW (d)    OH0CO via SM6CCO            YU/OK1MDX/P via OK1=
MDX
  EN7P via UT1PG            OJ0WS via OH3WS             YU/OK1VEI/P via OK1=
VEI
  EY8MM via W0VTT           OK8CX/P via DL7CX           ZC4GR via EB7DX
  G3L via G3LHJ             OP7B via ON7BJ              ZC4VJ via M0OXO
  G8X via G4FJK             OS4OSA via ON6EF            ZL3P via ZL3PAH
  HA60ANT via HA6LT         OV9M via DF9TM              ZM1X via ZL2MF
  HB9SPACE via HB9ACA       OY1DZ via F5CWU             ZX2B via PY2MNL
  HF90WAT via SP5PPK        R325FR via R3TKM

  (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/3D2USU     (Updated)
  https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/3DA0RU
  https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/9G5FI      (Updated)
  https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/KP4/AB2RF  (Updated)
  https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/S9OK

  HG0WFF via ClubLog's OQRS. Istvan, HA0KA, and a large group of operators
  were active as HG0WFF from the Bukk National Park (HAFF-0002) between
  October 8-10th.

  NEW QSL ROUTE. Bob, N2OO, reports that he is new QSL Manager for Dickson,
  EL2DT. Exact details coming soon.

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3B9FR, UA2FZ, VK3HJ and XW0LP

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: GM3RCV EU-111, JW0W, KL7RRC (NA-039), MS0INT
  (EU-092) and RI0FWA (AS-025)

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!!
    --- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
        send in their info....

TM50, FRANCE (Special Event). Operators Serge/F6HFI and Michel/F8GGZ have
activated the special callsign TM50RQL until October 18th. Activity is to
celebrate the 60th anniversary of the legendary "Renault 4L". Operations
will be on various HF bands using mainly CW and SSB. QSL via F8GGZ by
the REF Bureau.

TM60, FRANCE (Special Event). Fran=E7ois, F8DVD, will activate the special
event station TM60ANT between November 16-30th. Activity is to commemorate
the 60th anniversary of Antarctic Treaty Signature (ATS). Operation will
be made by from Fran=E7ois QTH in M=E2con (JN26JH), France. Activity will b=
e
on various HF bands between 40-10 meters. The new reference for the WAP
program is WAP-318. QSL via F8DVD, direct (SAE + 2 USDs) or by the Bureau.
ADDED NOTE: France was one of the 12 countries who signed the ATS in
Washington on December 1, 1959. The treaty officially entered into force
on June 23, 1961. All info on this event is on:
                    http://www.qrz.com/db/TM60ANT

VP2M, MONTSERRAT (Correction). Last week we mentioned that operators
Ron/KK9K and Scott/NE9U would be active from the VP2M Gingerbread Hill
contest station in Montserrat (NA-103), during the CQWW DX CW Contest),
this info was misread and incorrect. Please disregard.

YASME NEWS (Press Release, date October 8th)[edited]. YASME FOUNDATION
GRANT -- The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation announces that
it has made the following grant at its recent board meeting.

  Seychelles Amateur Radio Association (SARA) to establish a facility
for the recently formed amateur radio club.=20

  YASME FOUNDATION EXCELLENCE AWARD -- The Yasme Excellence Award is
presented to individuals and groups who, through their own service,
creativity, effort and dedication, have made a significant contribution
to amateur radio. The contribution may be in recognition of technical,
operating or organizational achievement, as all three are necessary for
amateur radio to grow and prosper. The Yasme Excellence Award is in the
form of a cash grant and an individually-engraved crystal globe.

  The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation is pleased to announce
the latest recipients of the Yasme Excellence Award:

  Steve Babcock, VE6WZ -- Steve is recognized for his contribution to
the art of lowband antennas and remote operating.  Steve has made available
to the amateur community countless hours of instructional videos, for
free, on his YouTube channel and QRZ.COM page. =20

       * * * * *
  The Yasme Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to support
scientific and educational projects related to amateur radio, including
DXing (long distance communication) and the introduction and promotion of
amateur radio in developing countries.  For additional information about
The Yasme Foundation, visit our website at (www.yasme.org).

  Ward Silver, N0AX, President, The Yasme Foundation

  Board of Directors:
  Ward Silver, N0AX, President and Director
  Ken Claerbout, K4ZW, Vice-President, Secretary and Director
  Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Treasurer and Director=20
  Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T, Director
  Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director
  Fred Laun, K3ZO, Director=20
  Robert Vallio, W6RGG, Director
  Marty Woll, N6VI, Director
  James Brooks, 9V1YC, Director

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