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OPDX Bulletin 1313 May 1, 2017

OPDX Bulletin 1313 May 1, 2017
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1313
BID: $OPDX.1313
May 1, 2017
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From Strongsville, Oh
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, NJ1Q & W1AW, K2HVN, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, AA6YQ, N6PSE, W6SZN, WB6Z, WB6RSE, AD8J, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, WD0E, W0GJ, CX3ZAN, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK7JWY,JG7PSJ, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete Rayer & ISWL, PY4NY, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE2EBK and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
** EDITOR'S HEALTH UPDATE
First off I want to thank the many individuals who sent "good well wishes" via E-mail, cards and letters. It was touching and uplifting. It has been just over two weeks since my operation, and I am glad my time in St. Thomas Hospital was short followed by a week of recovery at my daughter's house in Tennessee. It is good to be back home, but it was an uncomfortable ride back home on April 22nd, from Murfreesboro, TN, to Strongsville, OH. This past week's recovery, I found myself to be napping a lot in between soaking in the tub (3-4 times a day; it becomes old real quick). By Thursday/Friday, I seem to find a little more energy, but still sore. I hope to be healed up by "Day-Xenia HamVention"....
Thanks again for all "good well wishes" -- 73 de Tedd KB8NW
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 23rd/April, through Sunday, 30th/April there were 210 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, DL, DU, E4, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ5, PY, PZ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T31, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VK9X, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XW, YA, YB, YI, YL, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, 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".
2016 CASS AWARD WINNER (Press Release). Jeff Martin, K5WE, has won the
2016 Single-Operator Cass Award. The Cass Award encourages DXpedition
operating excellence. While QRV from Easter Island as XR0YS during May
and June 2016, Jeff worked 7,040 unique stations during his 12-day one-man
DXpedition, demonstrating an outstanding effort to log as many DXers as
possible. Oklahoma DX Association President Steve, NE5SD, presented Jeff
with his plaque at the association's meeting on April 8th. Here's a photo
of Jeff (on the left) receiving the plaque from Steve:
           low resolution: http://www.cassaward.com/K5WE_NE5SD.jpg
           full resolution: http://www.cassaward.com/K5WE_NE5SD_fullres.jpg
  Presented annually, the Cass Award encourages DXpeditions to maximize
the number of DXers worked with a plaque for the Single-Operator DXpedition
that works the most unique callsigns over a two-week interval. This award
honors the wisdom and spirit of Cass, WA6AUD (SK), whose stories in the
West Coast DX Bulletin taught a generation of DXers that DX IS!
Congratulations to Jeff on his achievement in winning this year’s award!

3B9, RODRIGUEZ ISLAND. Olof, G0CKV, will once again be active as 3B9HA
from Rodriguez Island (AF-017) between November 23rd and December 12th.
Activity will be holiday style focusing on the low bands and CW. He also
plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/
All-Band entry. QSL via M0OXO or LoTW.

3W, VIETNAM. Yuri, RM0F (ex RA0FU), will be active as 3W9FU from Nha Trang
between May 1-10th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using
CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Equipment is a TS-480HX and 200 watts into
a SteppIR and Buddipole. Yuri mentions he "may" also be active as 3W9FU/p
from IOTA AS-157 for 2-3 days. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS and Bureau.

3XY, GUINEA. Operators Luc/F5RAV and Gerard/F5NVF, will be active as 3XY4D
from Ratoma between October 27th and November 6th. Activity will be on
80-10 meters, including 30/17/12m and possibly 60m, using CW and RTTY.
The operators are also planning to be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
28-29th). QSL via F5RAV direct only.

4X, ISRAEL. Israel stations are now active and currently using the special
prefixes 4X69 and 4Z69 until May 10th to mark their country's 69th anni-
versary. Stations heard: 4X69KS (4X1KS), 4X69TT (4X6TT), 4X69VF (4X1VF),
4Z69AD (4Z5AD), 4Z69KD (4Z1KD) and 4Z69LA (4Z5LA).

8J, JAPAN (Special Event). Special event station 8J1ITU will be on the
air from Japan between May 1st (1500z on April 30th) and May 31st (1459z
on May 31st) to celebrate the anniversary of the foundation of ITU (World
Telecommunication and Information Society Day - May 17th). 8J1ITU is
operated by the Japan ITU Amateur Radio Club during the month of May
every year. This activity counts for Japan Honshu Island (AS-007, JIIA
AS-007-001, WLOTA 2376), as well as Kasumigaura City (Japan JCC# 1430).
QSL via the Bureau (JARL) or eQSL.

8Q, MALDIVES. Jim, G3VDB, is once again active as 8Q7EJ, but this time
from Vilamendhoo Island (AS-013) Resort until May 7th. Activity will be
holiday style mainly on 20 meters, with possible 30/17m operations, and
using mostly CW with some PSK, RTTY and SSB. QSL via his home callsign
or ClubLogs' OQRS. The logs are available on the Clublog Web page at: 
                   http://www.clublog.org/logsearch/8Q7EJ

9H, MALTA. Mek, SQ3RX, will once again be active as 9H3SQ from Gozo Island
(EU-023) between May 15-24th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, possibly
80 meters (depends on the local antenna conditions) using CW, SSB and RTTY.
His equipment is a Kenwood TS480Sat with 100 watts into a Fiberglass 10m
pole with Inverted Vee antennas. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the
Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.

A2, BOTSWANA. Alessandro, IW5ELA, will be active as A25AL from three
different QTHs in Botswana between September 7-15th. His plans are:
             September  7-10th: Chobe River Front Lodge
             September 10-12th: Moremi Crossing Lodge
             September 12-15th: Sango Safari Camp
  This will be a suitcase operation with a vertical antenna and FT857
operating mainly on CW. QSL via his home callsign (see QRZ.com).

A7, QATAR. Martin, MW0BRO, will be active as A7/MW0BRO from the QARS club
station May 4-18th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using mainly CW. He
is not sure if the station has 160/80/6 capability at this time. QSL via
his home callsign, direct or eQSL.

CARIBBEAN TOUR. Frank, PH2M, will have a holiday style DXpedition to
the following Dutch Caribbean Islands:
      May 19-24th  --  Callsign PJ7/PH2M; St. Maarten Island
      May 24-29th  --  Callsign PJ6/PH2M; Saba Island
      May 29th-June 4th -- Callsign PJ5/PH2M; St. Eustatius Island

  Activity from all islands will be on 40-10 meters using SSB (100w)
and WSPR (200mw) with wire endfed antennas. QSL all callsign via LoTW,
by the Bureau, direct or ClubLog's OQRS. See QRZ.com for more details at:
                     https://www.qrz.com/db/PJ7/PH2M
                     https://www.qrz.com/db/PJ6/PH2M
                     https://www.qrz.com/db/PJ5/PH2M

CT9, MADEIRA. Operators Walter/DL8JS, XYL Ulla/DF6QP and Alfons/DJ8VC
will be active as CT9/homecall from the CQ3L station on Madeira Island
(AF-014) between October 3-17th. Activity will be on various HF bands
and modes. QSL via their home callsign.

E3, ERITREA (Update). Zorro, JH1AJT, will once again visit Eritrea to
participate in Eritrean Independence Ceremony in May. The dates will be
between May 19-29th. On this trip the following operators will be with
him: Franz/DJ9ZB, Champ/E21EIC and Dima/RA9USU. Activity will be on 160-10
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Callsigns to be used are E31A (not E31AA
as first announced) and E39DI. During this time Zorro will also be active
from Dahlak Island (AF-038) using the callsign E39DI for a few days mainly
on 160-40 meters. QSL both callsigns via JH1AJT. ADDED NOTE: At this time,
Zorro will visit Eritrea to discuss topics such as:
  * Coordinate Pre-game training camp for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic
    in Japan.
  * Select students for scholarship program for Junior-high school, high
    school and university to study at schools of SEISA in Japan.
  * Additionally, students of SEISA Kokusai High School will present a 
    performance of Japanese traditional drum known as DAKOHON.

E4, PALESTINE (Update). Janusz, SP9FIH, will be active as E44WE from
Bethlehem between May 16-30th. He states that this is a "reconnaissance"
operation and his license is good for a year -- with more operations to
happen during the year. Activity will only be on 17/10/6 meters using
only 100 watts. QSL via SP9FIH or by ClubLog's OQRS (preferred). For more
details, updates and a online log-search, see: http://www.e4.dxpeditions.org

E5, NORTH COOK ISLANDS (IOTA Op). Cezar, VE3LYC, will be active as E51LYC
from Pukapuka Atoll (OC-098), North Cook Islands, between May 9-23rd. This
IOTA group has been on the air for more than 22 years. There are no regular
commercial flights or boat cruises to this atoll and Cezar will be staying
with one of the locals. Expected living conditions are to be basic. Activity
will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign or
ClubLog's OQRS. Look for more details and Web page in the coming days.

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Neil, M0NJH, will be active as EA8/M0NJH from Tenerife
Island (AF-004) between May 8-14th. Activity will be holiday style on
various HF bands. QSL via LoTW or eQSL.

FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY. Operators Rick/AI5P, Barry/N0KV, Gregory/W0ZA and
Jim/WD0E plan to operate from Pointe Milou, St. Barthelemy Island (NA-146,
Grid Square FK87), between October 17-26th. Activity will be on 80-10
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, with satellite operation by WD0E. Conditions
may largely limit most activity to 20 meters and down. Operating 160 meters
is being considered, however, no antenna option is yet finalized. Satellite
operation will take place on several satellites. A satellite and pass
schedule will be announced on the AMSAT-bb in advance. Equipment includes
three Elecraft K3's and two 500 watt Elecraft amps. Antennas include a
SteppIR crank IR vertical for 80-10 meters, a folding hexbeam by Folding
Antennas (Germany) on 20-10 meters, LPDA's on 20 and 17 meters and verticals
on 30 and 40 meters. Operation will be as continuous as conditions warrant.
The Colorado operators have decided to use FJ/N0KV as their callsign while
AI5P will be active as FJ/AI5P. FJ/N0KV logs will be updated to LoTW while
Rick's logs (FJ/AI5P) will not since he continues to be an analog guy with
an actual key and pen/paper log. Paper QSLs will be available from both
N0KV and AI5P direct and via the Bureau. U.S. addressees send SASE;
addressees outside the US should send SAE plus 2 USDs for return postage.
Use of ClubLog is not anticipated. Further information will be published
as the trip approaches. 

FR, REUNION ISLAND. Thomas, F4HPX, will be active as FR/F4HPX from various
locations (beaches, SOTA) on Reunion Island (AF-016) between June 4-16th.
Activity will be on 40-15 meters using CW (possibly), SSB, RTTY, PSK31,
JT65 and JT9. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, direct, LoTW, eQSL
or ClubLog's OQRS.

H44, SOLOMON ISLANDS. Bernhard, DL2GAC, is now active as H44MS from
Malaita Island (OC-047) in the Solomon Islands, until May 10th. Activity
has been on 160-6 meters on SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

INTREPID SPIRIT AWARD (Press Release). From the International DX Convention,
Visalia California: The Intrepid-DX Group is pleased to announce the
recipient of the annual "Intrepid Spirit Award". We are pleased to have
received so many worthy nominations to consider.
  This year's award goes to a notable Dxer and DXpeditioner that we have
come to respect and admire greatly, Mr. Sebastien "Seb" Poulenard-F5UFX.
  This award is to recognize Sebastien's outstanding efforts to activate
Juan de Nova Island as FT4JA and Tromelin Island as FT4TA.
  Sebastien and his teams are largely responsible for fulfilling the need
for these rare and difficult entities. We recognize Sebastien's unselfish
acts to activate these challenging and much needed entities on behalf of
a grateful Global DX Community.
  We acknowledge Sebastien's pursuit of operating excellence in assembling
the best operators available for these important activations. It is for
these reasons that we honored him with our Intrepid Spirit Award, presented
at the International DX Convention, Visalia, California on April 21st, 2016.
  This "Intrepid-Spirit Award" is made in memory of our fallen friend and
member, James McLaughlin, T6AF, who was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, in
April, 2011.
  The award is intended to recognize and honor those individuals or teams
that boldly activate rare entities where their own personal safety is
secondary to their pursuit of providing contacts to the DX Community.
  While we do not encourage Dxers to go into harm’s way, we recognize
that circumstances sometimes require that and we recognize those Intrepid
Dxers with the Intrepid Spirit Award.

 Thank you,
 Paul S. Ewing -- Vice President & Founder The Intrepid-DX Group

IOTA NEWS..............
  AS-047.  Operators Tak/JR1LZK and Mitsu/JE1HXZ will be active as home-
           call/6 from Minami-Daito Island between April 28th and May 6th.
           Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and JT65.
           QSL via their home callsigns, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog
           or LoTW.

  AS-058.  Luca, IK2PFL, will be active as 9M2/IK2PFL from Langkawi Island
           between May 6-8th. Activity will be on various HF bands using
           100 watts HF transceiver and vertical antenna. QSL via his home
           callsign.

  AS-073.  Luca, IK2PFL, will be active as 9M2/IK2PFL from Perhentian
           Besar Island between May 1-4th. Activity will be on various
           HF bands using 100 watts HF transceiver and vertical antenna.
           QSL via his home callsign.

  EU-174.  Laci, HA0HW, will once again be active from Thassos Island
           (GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA LH-4186, QRA KN20HS), as
           SW8WW (ex-J48HW) between May 24th and June 11th. He will operate
           mainly CW, with some SSB and RTTY on the HF bands (usually on
           40/30/20/17/12/10 meters) and on 6 meters. He may enter the
           CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-
           Power entry. His rigs are usually a FT-840 and an IC-706 (for
           6m only). Antennas are a monoband Gps on SPIDERPOLE and fishing
           poles, and a multiband doublet over his apartement house, for
           6 meters a folded dipole 
           as a vertical dipole on a stand alone fishing pole. QSL by the
           OQRS via ClubLog or via his home callsign by the HA Bureau or
           direct. Please look at his QRZ.com page.

  EU-177.  Olof, G0CKV, will be active as SM5CKV/P from Harstena Island
           between July 25th and August 5th. Activity will be holiday
           style and will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th)
           as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via M0OXO.

  NA-057.  John, AD8J, will be active as HR9/AD8J from Dunbar Rock Island,
           a small island near the island of Guanaja, between May 13-27th.
           Activity will be on 80-10 meters using mostly CW, but with a
           focus on 160/80m. QSL via his home callsign, direct or LoTW.


  NA-128.  The NA128 Contest Group will be active again this year (10th
           year in row) as CG2I (M2/DXpedition) from Ile-aux-Coudres,
           Quebec, Canada (IOTA NA-128) between July 27-30th for the
           RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL direct via VE2EBK. ClubLog and LoTW
           will be uploaded few days after the contest. For more information
           about previous operations, go to: http://www.qsl.net/na128cg

  NA-128.  Jean-Pierre, VA2SG, will be active as CF2NDX from Ile d'Orleans
           between July 29-30th. He plans to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest
           (July 29-30th). QSL via VE2TLH.

  NA-174.  Operators Martin/VA2AMH, Marc-Andre/VE2MBT, Jean-Pierre/VE2SSS,
           Pascal/VE2WHZ and Rémi/VE2YAG will be active as VY0/VA2NDX from
           Charlton Island between July 28-30th. Operations will include
           the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via F4BHW.

  OC-046.  After their Marquesas Island operation (see below), operators
           Le/F1TCV, Didier/F6BCW and Dominique/F6DTZ will be active as
           TX5EG from Moorea Island between August 15th and September 5th.
           Activity will be on 80-12 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK.
           Suggested frequencies for CW and SSB are:
           CW  - 3527, 7027, 14027, 18077, 21027 and 24907 kHz
           SSB - 3677, 7127, 14127, 14227, 18127, 21227, 21277 and 24927 kHz
           QSL TX5EG via F6BCW. Operators may also operate as FO/F6BCW,
           FO/F6DTZ and FO/F1TCV.

  OC-067.  Before their Marquesas Island operation (see below), operators
           Pascal/F1MNQ, Le/F1TCV, Didier/F6BCW, Dominique/F6DTZ and
           Serge/F6IPT will be active as TX5EG from Huahine Island, Leeward
           (Society) Islands , between June 29th and July 17th. Activity
           will be on 80-12 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. Suggested
           frequencies for CW and SSB are:
           CW  - 3527, 7027, 14027, 18077, 21027 and 24907 kHz
           SSB - 3677, 7127, 14127, 14227, 18127, 21227, 21277 and 24927 kHz
           QSL TX5EG via F6BCW.

  OC-131.  Before their Marquesas Island operation (see below), operators
           Pascal/F1MNQ, Le/F1TCV, Didier/F6BCW, Dominique/F6DTZ and
           Serge/F6IPT will be active as TX5EG from Atoll Ahe, King George
           Islands, between June 11-19th. Activity will be on 80-12 meters
           using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. Suggested frequencies for CW and
           SSB are:
           CW  - 3527, 7027, 14027, 18077, 21027 and 24907 kHz
           SSB - 3677, 7127, 14127, 14227, 18127, 21227, 21277 and 24927 kHz
           QSL TX5EG via F6BCW.

  OC-235.  The DX8ZWC operation from Mindanao Islands which was to be
           active sometime in April was called off due to the high terror
           alert status in the area, and with reports of armed bandits.

ISWL CALLSIGNS (For May). The following ISWL club callsigns will be used
throughout the month of May 2017:
   GX4BJC/A - Operated from Malvern, in Worcestershire, by Roy, M0PAR
             (/A WAB Square SO74 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).

   MX1SWL/A - Operated from Skegby, in Nottinghamshire, by Merv, G0UJD
             (/A WAB Square SK56 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
             
  ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual
operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL info
is on  or  or via . NO LoTW.
I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see 
for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for their awards.

J5, GUINEA BISSAU (Update). The Italian DXpedition Team has announced
that their next Dxpedition in mid-November 2017 will be to Bubaque Island
(AF-020) using the callsign J5T. Operators mentioned are Alfeo/I1HJT,
Silvano/I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/
IK2HKT, Angelo/IK2RZP and Mac/JA3USA. They expect to have 4 stations on
all HF bands (no 50 MHz), using CW and SSB, and RTTY one band only, to be
chosen. You can participate in the J5T survey on their official Web site
at:                              http://www.i2ysb.com/idt
Subject to the availability of internet connection, the REAL TIME Log
will be available at:            http://win.i2ysb.com/logonline
Official forum at:               http://www.hamradioweb.net

JD1, OGASAWARA. Harry, JG7PSJ, will once again be active as JD1BMH from
Chichijima Island (AS-031) between April 30th and May 5th. Activity will
be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via the Bureau to JD1BMH
or direct to JG7PSJ. Visit his Web page for more details at:
                      http://sapphire.es.tohoku.ac.jp/jd1bmh
Also, on Twitter:     https://twitter.com/jd1bmh

KH1, BAKER AND HOWLAND ISLANDS. It was reported by "The Daily DX" (on
the ARRL Web page) that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) appears
open to a DXpedition to Baker Island in the Pacific which has not been
activated for 15 years. Baker and Howland Islands (KH1) are the fourth
most-wanted DXCC entity, according to the ClubLog DXCC Most Wanted List.
On April 24th, the FWS released a Draft Compatibility Determination for
Amateur Radio Operation for public review and comment. The comment period
ends on May 8th. Read the complete press release on the ARRL Web page at:
http://www.arrl.org/news/us-fish-and-wildlife-service-seeks-comments-on-baker-island-dxpedition-compatibility

NCDXF NEWS (Press Release, New NCDXF President K6MM, dated April 27th).
At the 2017 Annual Board Meeting of the Northern California DX Foundation
this past weekend at the Visalia International DX Convention, John Miller,
K6MM, was elected President. The full list of Officers for 2017-2018 includes:
  President:       John Miller, K6MM
  Vice President:  Glenn Johnson, W0GJ
  Secretary:       Kip Edwards, W6SZN
  Treasurer:       Don Greenbaum, N1DG
  Directors:       Ned Stearns, AA7A
                   Steve Merchant, K6AW
                   Glenn Rattmann, K6NA
                   Kevin Rowett, K6TD
                   Craig Thompson, K9CT
                   Tom Berson, ND2T
                   Glenn Vinson, W6OTC
  The primary purpose of NCDXF is to help fund well-organized DXpeditions
to rare, difficult and expensive entities. Those funds come from the con-
tributions of our supporters in the DX community. Your contribution will
help make DX happen. Visit our website:  http://www.ncdxf.org
  In addition:
   • NCDXF provides scholarships to Contest University for those 25 years
     of age and under
   • Partners with IARU to operate the NCDXF Beacon System worldwide
   • Oversees the Cycle 25 Project:  an endowment-fund created from
     estate planning
   We thank you for your continued support. 
   Best regards, Glenn Johnson, W0GJ, NCDXF Vice President

OX, GREENLAND. Michael, OZ1KZX, is once again active as OX/5P1KZX from
Greenland (NA-018) until May 5th. Activity will be limited to spare-time
after his work duties. He will be on 80-10 meters, but the best bands are
on 40/20/17 meters on the Digital modes. Radio will be an IC-7000 with
10-30 watts into a G5RV or End-feed long-wire. QSL only via LoTW or eQSL.
NO PAPER QSL.

OY, FAROE ISLANDS. Bill, K2HVN, will be active as OY/K2HVN from the Faroe
Islands between June 14-25th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW
mainly with some SSB. Equipment is an Icom 706-Mobile rig into a Buddipole
vertical. QSL via his home callsign, direct (best) or by the Bureau (may
take over 2 years).

P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will be active as P44W from Aruba (SA-036) during
the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry. Look for activity before and after the contest. Operations outside
of the contest will be on 160/80m and 30/17/12 meters as time permits.
Watch 160m on the hour and 80m on the half hour. QSL via LoTW or direct
to N2MM, Bureau cards are no longer accepted as of 12/31/2013. Logs will
be loaded on LoTW upon his return to the USA.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (May 1-7th).......
 May/01st HN      May/04th  AN     May/06th  BN
 May/02nd AN      May/05th  BN     May/07th  AN
 May/03rd HN

   SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
   ======================================================
    NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
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   HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2         8-15
   LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3         16-29
   BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=4         30-49
   DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5         50-99
   VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9       100-400

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PY0N, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Janio, PY4NY, will once again return to Fernando
de Noronha Island as PY0NY. He informs OPDX, "Activation has already been
validated by ARRL and this callsign has been accepted for DXCC credit. The
activation will be from May 5-15th, and its aim is to celebrate the 65th
anniversary of the creation of our valuable Smoke Squadron which is the
Brazilian Air Force's Official Squadron. On this activation I intend to
give special attention to the bands of 160m and 80m, for these are bands
that have been little explored and I believe they are the goal of many
hams around the world. I will also be active on the other bands on SSB,
CW, RTTY and the Digital modes. The antennas will be Delta Loop, MorGain,
dipoles, and some accessories all built by me on an artisan way. The QSL
policy details are on my QRZ.com page."

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF.. (April 23rd and 30th)
  
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3Z14PRLK via SP6PZG      G3P via G3WPH (L)       PY1JEA/PT9 via PY1BJN
  4X69TT via 4X6TT (L)     GS0NWM via M0URX (O)    R75GAK via UB4W
  4Z69AD via 4Z5AD         GT4BRS via DJ6OI        RA36GS via RN3FY
  4Z69MU via 4Z5MU         HB0/M0DCG via M0DCG     RT60RT via RN9A
  4Z69PG via 4Z5PG         HB0/M1PTR via M1PTR     SE4E via SM4DQE
  5A5A via UA3DX           HB0/M5KJM via M5KJM     SO5B via SP5PY
  5P4MG via DJ4MG          HB0/OE5JKL/P via OE5JKL SP/DG6IMR/P via DG6IMR
  5V7P via OK6DJ (O/L)     HB0/PC5A via PC5A       SP0L via SP7OGP
  5V7V via I1FQH & (L)     HG3IPA via HA3JB        SV/OE1AFU/MM via OE1AFU (e)
  8Q7VB via UA4WHX    HK0/OZ1AA via OZ1ACB or (O) SV2/DL5GTA/M via DL5GTA (d/e)
  9A72DP via 9A6W & (L)    II1NS via IQ1GE         SV8/G4EDG via G4EDG (d/L)
  9H3KZ via G2BKZ          II3JD via II3JD (d)     SZ3P via SV3CYL
  9J2BO via G3TEV (d)      IP0LOVE via I0WBX (e)   SZ8ARC/P via SZ8ARC (d)
  AO1DA via EA1RKA         IQ8MD via IZ8BGY        TC23TC via TA1AYZ
  CT7/DL1YCB/M via DL1YCB (d) IY5PIS via IW5AOT    TG9/VE7BV via VE7BV & (L)
  CT9/DL9FBF via DL9FBF    J28PJ via F1TMY         TM100WB via TM100WB (e)
  DL/IN3ADF/P via HB9CQL   J88PI via GW4DVB (d)    TM160BF via F4GFE
  DM1517L via DL5AWI       K1M via N1DG            TM6CR via F6FMT
  DM200LFS via DM9TT       L33M via LU3MAM (L/e)   UB5O via R5QA
  DZ4C via VE7DP           LZ105PBP via LZ1ZF      V84SWA via V85TL
  EA8/DF9RA via DF9RA      M0RSE via G3SWH         VI100TRF via VK4ZD (O/d/B)
  EA8/F4HHL via F5KKD      OD5YA via EA5GL         VK3FY/DU8 via M0OXO (O)
  EF7WRD via EC7ABV        OE17ATOM via OE1SSU     XL7100 via VA7DP (d)
  EK1915RL via EK6RL (d)   OF5CZ via OH5CZ         XR4S via XQ4NUA
  EM0RSE via UT1RT         OF6GAZ via LZ3HI        XV9G via WP4JBG
  EN31U via US0UX          OF6GZT via OH6GZT       YO17ZMR via YO3KAA
  EN92IARD via UY5IG       OH0/DG6TOM via DG6TOM   YT800YU via YU1MM & (L)
  ER0PL via SP9KAT         OZ7TM via DL1TM         ZA/DL4KM/P via DL4KM
  EW8W via EW8W (d/L)      PA10YDT via PA9F        ZZ7ZZ via PR7AR
  FG/AB3Y via AB3Y         PC44FF via PH0NO (O)
   (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
   (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only

   5Z4/LZ4NM: Nikolay Peychovski, P.O. Box 45681, Nairobi, 00100, KENYA

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2TS, 4M5M, 4W/N1YC, 4Z4KX, 5X8C, 5Z4/DL2RMC,
  6W2SC, 8P9NX, 8R1/AG6UT, 9G5AM, 9N7EI, 9Y4DG, A35JP/P (OC-123), A61ZX,
  BD4WN, CE0Y/W1MJ, CT1HFS, DM5TS, E7DX, DL4FAY, EC7DZZ, EI6JK, EF9R,
  FJ/N2IEN, G4KHG, HP3/WJ2O, HP3/WK2O, HS7WMU, J5UAP, JR6GIM, LU1ZI, LR5D,
  LY1G, ON4ADZ, ON8BB, RI1ANO, T2AQ, T88RF, UA0FO, VK4KW, XE2CQ, YW4D
  and ZD8W

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3B8/G3TXF, 3XY3D, 9G5X, 9N7EI, A5A, B90IARU, E2X
  (AS-125), E20HHK/P (AS-126), E51KTA, FY5FY, OH1AB (EU-173), S01WS, TL0A,
  VK5CE/3 (OC-196), W3T, XU7MDC, XX9D, XZ1A, YB3MM, YB3MM/7 and YC8UTI

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4J90UD, 4K9W, 5P5CW (EU-172), 9Q6AG, A35OK,
  C5A, CP4BT, CT8/KD8DXU, D66D, DA0WFF, DF90KWTJ, DG500BIER, DM50IOTA,
  DM1813LEI, DR160TESLA, DR1517LU,  E51DWC, E73MJ, E73PY, E73YS, E74BYZ,
  E74CZ, E74KC, E77DO, E77E, E77O, EA8/DK5AN, EA8/DJ9BN, EK/DK7AO, ES90IARU,
  ET3JA, EW4WE, FR/OK2KG, GD/OK1TOM/P, HB0/OK6DJ/P, HB0/DK3RED/P, HB0/DL5SE,
  KP2/AA1TR, MJ/DL5SE, MJ/OK1FIK, OJ0DX,  OK1IEC/TI7, OL20ARDF, OL40A,
  OL90IARU, OL700KAREL, OL1911VP, PJ4/OK7MT, PJ5/OL8R, SV9/OK2BOB/P, T6SM,
  TA4/DL2DXA, TC07DX, TF/DD5DD, V5/DC8QT, VR2EH, Z21MG, ZA/OK1DX and ZL2IO

S7, SEYCHELLES (EME Op!). Tony, RM8A, will be on a solo DXpedition to
La Digue Island (AF-024, WW Loc. LO75vp) between April 29th and May 12th.
He will use the callsign S79H and will be active on  144 MHz EME only.
Tony states, "There is a lot of equipment to take.... activity costs are
quite high. I will be very grateful for any donation to bring them down,
and make this activity fun for both sides. It is a long distance travel
- three planes to take, two ferries with an overweight and over-sized
luggage. If you want to support this DXpedition, you can do it using
Paypal button on QRZ.com. Every little help is very much appreciated!"
QSL via RM8A.

T8 PALAU. Operators Akira/JH0CKF, XYL Kay/JJ0RIK and Kunio/JA8VE will be
active as T88MZ, T8KA and T8VE from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room)
on Koror Island (OC-009) between May 12-19th. Activity will be holiday
style on 80-10 meters using mainly SSB. QSL via their home callsign (check
QRZ.com). For more details about the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room),
see:           http://www.palau-radio.com/index.php?page=rr2014

TG7, GUATEMALA. Tom, KC0W, is now active as TG7/KC0W from Guatemala until
May 8th. Activity is on 40-6 meters with 80 watts. CW only.  A 200 milli-
watt WSPR beacon is transmitting part time on 40/30/20 meters. Tom states,
"This is an ultra lightweight DXpedition. Yaesu 857d to a cheap Telescopic
Antenna directly over salt water. Configured as an inverted L on 40/30 
meters. I'm traveling very light. Total weight of this entire DXpedition
is 9 Kg." QSL only direct to KC0W. NO LoTW or Bureau. ADDED NOTE: Next
stop for Tom is Guyana signing 8R1/KC0W between May 10th and June 8th.

TK, CORSICA. Alex, F4GHS, will be active as TK/F4GHS from Corsica Island
(EU-014) between May 23-28th. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL
via his home callsign.

TX5, FRENCH POLYNESIA (2018 Op). Operators Will/W0ZRJ and Bill/KH6OO will
be active as TX5X from Tahiti Island (OC-046) between March 10-17th (2018).
Activity will be on various HF bands using primarily CW with some SSB,
and JT9 when band conditions drop. They will have one 100w HF transceiver.
QSL via KH6OO direct, LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS or eQSL. Look for more details
to be forthcoming.

TX5, MARQUESAS ISLANDS. Operators Le/F1TCV, Didier/F6BCW, Dominique/F6DTZ
and Dave/K3EL will be active as TX5EG from Hiva Oa Island between July 29th
and August 6th. Activity will be on 80-12 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and
PSK. Suggested frequencies for CW and SSB are:
   CW  - 3527, 7027, 14027, 18077, 21027 and 24907 kHz
   SSB - 3677, 7127, 14127, 14227, 18127, 21227, 21277 and 24927 kHz
QSL TX5EG via F6BCW.

V29, ANTIGUA. Look for IARU President Tim, VE6SH, to once again be active
as V29SH Jumby Bay Island, Antigua (NA-100), between July 23rd and August
7th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands with a focus on
30/17/12 meters using a Elecraft KX3 with an amp into a CrankIR. QSL
via VE6SH, direct or by the Bureau and LoTW.

V6, MICRONESIA. Some members of the Nara DX Association of Japan and
others will be active as V6J Mokil Island (OC-226) sometime in late June
or early July. They state, "The ship will leave (from Pohnpei) for Mokil
Island at the end of June 2017. We have already prepared all pieces of
equipment. Please just wait for our final schedule for a while. We will
announce our accurate operation schedule here (QRZ.com) soon." Operators
mentioned are V63GJ (Tosy/JA3FGJ), V63GF (Hid/JA3KGF), V63SS (Sanny/JJ3CIG),
V63YL (Mami/JP3AYQ) and a coordinator Kenny who lives in Pohnpei. They
will use their individual V6 callsign on Pohnpei Island (OC-010). Their
pilot station is Joe, JJ3PRT, who is the president of Nara DX Association.
Activity will be on 40-15 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and JT65. QSL
Manager is JP3AYQ. OQRS 3 USDs (recommended), SASE 2 USDs with SAE and
No Bureau. For more details, see QRZ.com.

V6, MICRONESIA. Toshi, JA6REX, will once again be active as V63KS from
Chuuk Islands (OC-011) between August 28th and September 3rd. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home call-
sign, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. Visit his Web page at: http://v63.webcrow.jp

VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND. Christoph, DL1YAF, will once again be active as
DL1YAF/VK9L from Lord Howe Island (OC-004) between May 1-8th. Activity
will be holiday style on 80-10 meters on CW and SSB, using KX3 HF trans-
ceiver with KPA 100 watt amp into a vertical and dipole antennas. QSL
via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

VK9X, CHRISTMAS ISLAND. Chae, HL1AHS, will be active as VK9AA from Christmas
Island (OC-002) between June 24th and July 1st. Activity will be on 80-6
meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. His equipment is a Yaesu FT-991A trans-
ceiver with an Expert 1.3K amp into a VDA and G5RV antennas.  QSL via his
home callsign, direct or LoTW.

VP2E, ANGUILLA. Operators Henri/OH3JR and Seppo/OH1VR will once again be
active as VP2EHC and VP2ESM, respectively, between November 21st and
December 2nd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
They will also participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest as two Single-Op/
All-Band entries. QSLs only DIRECT to their home callsigns. Please look
at QRZ.com.

VP9, BERMUDA. Operators Mario/CX4CR and Bert/CX3AN will be active as
VP9/CX4CR and VP9/CX3AN, respectively, from Bermuda (NA-005) between
May 10-15th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands with a
focus on 12 meters. QSL via EB7DX.

VU7, LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS. Operators Krish/W4VKU/VU2VKU and Pai/VU2PAI
will be active as VU7KP from Bangaram Island, Lakshadweep Islands (AS-011),
between May 15-19th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters with
two stations using CW, SSB and RTTY. There may be some 80 meters operations.
QSL via W4VKU, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
XV9, VIETNAM. Hiroshi, 7M2VPR, is now active as XV9VPR from an island in
the South China Sea Coast South IOTA Group (AS-130). His length of stay
is not known at this time. He was heard on 15 meters SSB (21284 kHz at
1009z). QSL via his home callsign.

YASME FOUNDATION NEWS (Press Release, dated April 28th). THE YASME FOUN-
DATION ELECTS DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS -- At its annual meeting held at the
2017 International DX Convention in Visalia, California, the Board of
Directors of The Yasme Foundation elected the following directors and
officers:      Ward Silver,   N0AX,           President and Director
               Ken Claerbout, K4ZW,           Vice-President and Director
               Rusty Epps, W6OAT,             Treasurer and Director
               Kip Edwards, W6SZN,            Secretary and Director
               Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T, Director
               Martti Laine, OH2BH,           Director
               Fred Laun, K3ZO,               Director 
               Bob Vallio, W6RGG,             Director
  The Board welcomed Ken Claerbout, K4ZW, as the new Vice-President and
expressed its appreciation to Fred Laun, K3ZO, for his many years of
service to Yasme as Vice-President and for his willingness to remain
on the Board as a Director.
  The Yasme Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to conduct
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 .
    Ward Silver, NØAX, President
    The Yasme Foundation

    Board of Directors:  Ward Silver, NØAX, President and Director
                         Ken Claerbout, K4ZW, Vice-President and Director
                         Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Director and Treasurer
                         Kip Edwards, W6SZN, Director and Secretary
                         Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T, Director
                         Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director
                         Fred Laun, K3ZO, Director 
                         Bob Vallio, W6RGG, Director

ZA, ALBANIA. Alfredo, IK7JWX, will be active as ZA/IK7JWX from Sazan
Island (EU-169) between June 10-20th. Activity will be on various HF
bands. QSL via his home callsign.

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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs April 27-28, 2017

** ALBANIA [non]. Glenn, Thanks for putting Christian in touch re Tirana. We have worked out the technical details. Do you think 2300 UTC on 5850 would be good? (Jeff White, WRMI, April 26, WORLD OF RADIO 1875, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
Jeff, If you can confirm a time and start date (daily except Sundays?), I can mention it on upcoming WOR. So that would replace the AWR Cuba broadcast?
5850 should be good as far as here, but that early in the summer, 7570 would reach further across the continent {and overcome storm noise better}. I assume we are talking about Tirana`s English broadcast only (Glenn to Jeff, via DXLD)
Well, we could start with 5850 at 2300 and then see what becomes available. Yes, it would replace AWR Cuba at that hour. I don't know which day we will start yet, but I will coordinate this with Christian. Maybe May 1. Yes, English only, Monday-Saturday (Jeff White, April 26, WORLD OF RADIO 1875, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
Since R. Tirana can no longer broadcast on SW direct from Albania, glad that a relay via WRMI is being arranged, something I have been advocating since last year (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1875, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
WRMI TO BEGIN RELAY OF RADIO TIRANA
Recently Radio Tirana in Albania ended its broadcasts on shortwave. Radio Tirana's programs were legendary during the years of the Cold War, when it was one of the strongest signals on the shortwave bands. Its programming is entirely different now in a free Albania, but the signal was quite poor in recent years, at least in the Americas.
Now, WRMI will be relaying Radio Tirana's daily English program Monday-Saturday at 2300 UTC on 5850 kHz to North America, beginning today, April 27, 2017 (WRMI fb via gh, DXLD)
Great, so you can bet I am tuned in to 5850 at 2259 UT April 27: after Biermann ID, dead air! 2305 can hear some barely audible music fill, then fades up, a World Music song in Spanish at 2308. By 2313 mostly DA, strength S9+5 to S9+15 vs local line noise level. As I had told Jeff, 7 MHz would be better: the BS frequencies, 7570 at S9+35, 7730 with S9+30. Still music at 2317 when I give up on 5850.
Later heard from Jeff. He`s getting the audio files uploaded by Christian Milling who has already aired them at 1900 UT on Shortwaveservice 6005 Kall, Germany. There is something wrong, or incompatible, with this mp2 audio file. I download it too and altho some modulation is showing on the Winamp meter, nothing at all can be heard. No doubt they`ll get this corrected for subsequent broadcasts.
Bruce Churchill in California reported: ``R Tirana via WRMI as monitored via Perseus SDR on 4/27 in MA at 2320 was only carrier, no audio - audio appeared suddenly at 2324 with nice signal. Heard from SDR in Edmonton AB at 2330 with S2 signal``. By :24 minutes into the broadcast, R. Tirana is normally playing music, so not clear whether he was hearing that or some WM from Okeechobee (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 570, April 28 at 0455, dominant signal here with choral NA early, stops at 0456 but no ID, so sign-off? Nothing further heard. Loops south, so I would expect XEBJB Monterrey NL. IRCA Mexican Log as of 2015 showed XEBJB as 24 hours, but some others going off at 0500 or 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6880-AM, April 27 at 2307, very poor pirate music at S9 in noise level. Next check April 28 at 0444, still/again on with music at S9+5 vs S8 QRN level. Presumably Unknown Name Radio Network which has been reported over a very long timespan in
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,34512.0.html
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,34519.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 7615-AM, April 28 at 0437, Station YHWH is on at S9, but not heard after 0500. Getting to be quite regular. More reports:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,34508.0.html
including link to ARRL story about his previous bust at end of 2014y:
http://www.arrl.org/news/unlicensed-religious-broadcaster-who-used-amateur-frequencies-ordered-off-the-air
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1875 contents: Alaska, Albania non, Argentina, Australia, Cuba, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Iran non, Kurdistan non, Laos, Liberia, Myanmar, Netherlands non, New Zealand, Nigeria non, North America, Per?, Philippines, Russia, Tibet non, USA
WORLD OF RADIO 1875 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast Thursday April 27 at 2130 on WRMI 11580, fair. Also confirmed Thu Apr 27 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.01-USB, fair. Next:
Fri 2230   WRMI 11580 to NE, 5950 to S
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE [? pre-empted last two weeks]
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455? to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455? to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490.1-AM, Thu April 27 at 2317, WBCQ with Uncle Bill playing a polka, S8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 690, April 28 at 0454 UT, outro from a network (?) called Radio One, then local weather from KGGF Coffeyville KS, axually from a YL weatherperson at NewsOnSix = KOTV-45 (for a while longer), Tulsa. I continue to lament that KGGF no longer carries Jim Bohannon at 02-05 UT, which used to be our best source, so at 0457 UT I check whether he`s still on: KWTO 560 Springfield MO, KFEQ 680 St Joseph MO --- yes, he is. KWTO is where he worked early in his career. I don`t find a network named Radio One in the list on page 271 of the NRC AM Log, nor as a station group on page 276, nor as a show on page 272.
`When Radio Was` is on the schedule at 11 pm-midnight CT M-F
http://kggfradio.com/kggf-am/kggf-am-line-up
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1020, April 28 at 0500 UT, singing ID for Radiovisi?n Cristiana (1330 NYC), so KCKN Roswell NM is currently active, and plenty to QRM KOKP Perry OK with a heavy SAH, let alone KDKA Pittsburgh PA which it is supposed to protect (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. IBOC noise check around 0456 UT April 28: 670 WSCR, 780 WBBM, 830 WCCO, 1080 KRLD (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9260-9270, April 28 at 1350, instead of WINB, multi-carrier tones again hetting each other over this range, peaks about every 0.4 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1609 UT April 28
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IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

IOTA News from the
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

27 April, 2017

Island activities:
IOTA QRGs
CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz
AF-024; S7, Inner Islands: Ivan/LZ1PJ will be operating from Mahe
on HF and 6m (CW only) between May 2 and 10. He particularly
welcomes calls from SKCC members. QSL via LZ1PJ (d/B), LoTW.
AS-047; JA6, Daito Islands: Tak/JR1LZK and Mitsu/JE1HXZ will be
active from Minami-Daito Island between April 28 and May 6. QRV with their homecalls /6 on 40-6m (CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65). QSL via homecalls (d/B), ClubLog, LoTW.
AS-073, 9M2, Kelantan/terengganu State group & AS-058, 9M2, Perlis/
Kedah State group: Luca/IK2PFL plans to visit the following islands
between May 1 and 8 as 9M2/IK2PFL:
May 01-04.: Perhentian Besar (AS-073)
May 06-08: Langkawi Isloeand (AS-058)
QSL via IK2PFL (d/B).
AS-079; JA6, Miyako Islands: Take/JI3DST operates as JS6RRR and
JI3DST/6 from Miyako between April 26 and May 9. QRV on 80-6m (SSB,
cW, RTTY, JT65, FM). QSL via JI3DST (d/B).
EU-065; F, Bretagne (Finistere North West) Region group:
Andy/F4ELK, Christophe/F4ELI, and Stephane/F5UOW will be paying the
following islands in the EU-065 group a visit on April 28 and 29 with the call TM65EU:
April 28: Quemenes (DIFM AT-039)
April 29: Balanec oder Bannalec (DIFM AT-038)
April 29: Trilien (DIFM AT-040)
Also possible are activations of Ledenez Vraz (DIFM A-042) and
Ledenez Quemenes (DIFM AT-044). QSL via F4ELK (d/B).
EU-124; GW/MW, Welsh Coastal Islands: Members of the Virtual
Amateur Radio Club of North Kent will be active from Ynys Gybi (Holy Island, WAB SH28, ARLHS WAL-025, WW Loc. IO73ph) between April 30 and May 6 with the call MC0VRC. Operators are Mark/G0GQT, Keith/M0KJA, and Nigel/G0GDA. On May 2 they plan to participate in
the UKAC contest on 2m from IO73 and IO72 with the calls GW0GQT/p
and GW0GDA/p. QSL via eQSL.
OC-119, DU8, Jolo group: Dindo/DU1UD has recently been active
signing DU1UD/8 from Jolo Sulu. He is there on a work assignment,
on-air time therefore is limited to his spare hours. Dindo expects to remain on the island for several weeks. QSL via M0OXO.
OC-165, 9M8, Sarawak's Coastal Islands: Ops Allpa/9M8ADX,
Dennis/9W8DEN, and Aldrin/9M8WAT will be active between April 29
(04z) and May 1 (02z) from Satang Besar. QRV as 9M8RC on 40, 20,
15, and 10m. QSL via 9W8KIF
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
e-mail: iota@dxhf.darc.de

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ARLP017 Propagation de K7RA

ARLP017 Propagation de K7RA

Each of the average solar and geomagnetic indices rose last week
(April 20-26) over the previous seven days.
Average daily sunspot number rose from 8.6 to 35.7, and solar flux
rose from 76.5 to 81.4.
Average daily planetary A index went from 8 to 26.4, and average
daily mid-latitude A index from 6.3 to 18.4.
The day with the most geomagnetic activity was April 22 when the
planetary A index was 54. One the same date, Alaska's College A
index (near Fairbanks) was 86.
Predicted planetary A index is 8, 5 and 5 on April 28-30, then 14,
10, 8 and 10 on May 1-4, 15 on May 5-6, 8 on May 7-8, 5 on May 9-14,
8 and 15 on May 15-16, and then into a more active period at 30, 25,
45, 50 and 30 on May 17-21. Then 20 on May 22-24, then 15, 8, 5 and
20 on May 25-28, 10 on May 29-31, 15 on June 1-2, 8 on June 3-4, and
5 on June 5-9.
Predicted solar flux values are 79 on April 28-29, 78 on April 30
and May 1, 77 on May 2-4, 75 on May 5-14, 80 on May 15-18, 85 on May
19-24, 80 on May 25-28 and 75 on May 29 to June 10.
OK1HH sent us this geomagnetic activity forecast for the period
April 28 to May 24, 2017.
"Geomagnetic field will be:
Quiet on May 9-10, 12-13
Mostly quiet on April 30, May 7
Quiet to unsettled April 29, May 2, 4, 14, 21-24
Quiet to active on April 28, May 1, 3, 8, 11, 15-16, 19
Active to disturbed on May (5-6,) 17-18, 20
"Amplifications of the solar wind from coronal holes are expected on
April 28, May (1-5,) 6-8, (9-11,) 18-22
"Remark: - Parenthesis means lower probability of activity
enhancement and/or lower reliability of prediction."
I thought I ran this last week, but apparently not:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR7D9zTygao
These always seem to come out after the bulletin is posted.
You might want to check this for more up-to-date videos from Dr.
Tamitha Skov:
https://www.youtube.com/user/SpWxfx/videos
Thanks to Don, N5DM for that tip.
If you would like to make a comment or have a tip for our readers,
email the author at k7ra@arrl.net.
For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL
Technical Information Service web page at,
http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals. For an explanation of
numbers used in this bulletin, see
http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere.
An archive of past propagation bulletins is at
http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation. More good
information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/.
Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation.
Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL
bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins.
Sunspot numbers for April 20 through 26, 2017 were 26, 39, 29, 43,
41, 36, and 36, with a mean of 35.7. 10.7 cm flux was 80.7, 82.2,
83.6, 82.5, 80.2, 81.3, and 79.6, with a mean of 81.4. Estimated
planetary A indices were 30, 19, 54, 41, 20, 12, and 9, with a mean
of 26.4. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 20, 11, 37, 24, 19,
10, and 8, with a mean of 18.4.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR7D9zTygao&authuser=0
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Propagation Forecast Bulletin 17  ARLP017
From Tad Cook, K7RA
Seattle, WA  April 28, 2017
To all radio amateurs


[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs April 25-26-27, 2017

** KUWAIT. 15540, April 26 at 1821, presumed R. Kuwait in English, VP S6 signal vs line noise level of S4-S5. I`m keeping after the electric company to fix it, and in fact they are back here working on it circa 1530 April 27 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 800, April 27 at 1200 UT, XEROK with choral NA, near-local KQCV OKC nulled as much as possible. This time I can copy enough of the full ID which follows at 1202 to tell that Radio Ca??n with street address is *not* mentioning an FM frequency with a seven in it, but instead after 800, they say ``Grupo 7`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 6185, April 26 at 1832, JBA carrier but the SSOB vs even weaker 6070 CFRX carrier exactly at local mean noon here. Detectable despite line noise level, and have previously found it later in afternoon. Presumed XEPPM, Radio Educaci?n, M?xico DF at some 1180 miles, which supposedly does not sign on until 2300. It`s definitely not on circa sunrise when never heard tho better propagable, so when do they turn it on and is it just carrier or with programming // MW 1060? Someone in the RGV might be able to tell which (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 7615-AM, April 27 at 0456, Station YHWH is on but VP, gone at next check 0514 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. RF channel A-48 NTSC, April 27 at 1500 UT, I`m monitoring snow again in case I can get KOCY-LP OKC, the Estrella TV station. Maps show tropo is slightly enhanced over central OK. Yes! At *1506 video flashes on the air, but gone again in a few seconds. This keeps happening, at *1507, *1508, *1510, *1513, each lasting well less than a minute. But nothing more in 20+ minutes after that. While on, it`s steady, and the cuts on and off are sharp/abrupt. There is no lightning around, and the steady signal, no Doppler fading, means it`s not Vance airplane scatter either.
Therefore I conclude that like also monitored some weeks ago, this transmitter is axually off the air most of the time, but cuts on briefly and unpredictably. After the first flash, I bring up KTUZ-DT RF 29, which has the same silly program (`El Show de Lagrimita y Costel`, featuring La Silla El?ctrica), on its virtual 48 and confirm it matches altho not synchronized. RF 48 remains the last such station on analog air around here (sporadically). It`s totally superfluous for the OKC audience of course, with the high-power DTV version of same available without breaks (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1874 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday April 25 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, and NOW, 9455 is finally on the air and during this hour at least, // 15770, both fair-good. Also confirmed Wednesday April 26 at 1315.5 on WRMI 9955, very poor. Also confirmed Wed Apr 25 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490 webcast. Also confirmed Wed Apr 25 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, good.
WORLD OF RADIO 1875 ready for first airings April 27:
Thu 2130   WRMI 11580 to NE
Thu 2330   WBCQ 93300v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2230   WRMI 11580 to NE, 5950 to S
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE [? pre-empted last two weeks]
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455? to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455? to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9455, April 25 at 2132, WRMI-5 is finally activated as predicted for more than a week, replacing 6855 whence WRMI was ordered to vacate. // 15770 during this hour, and check the transmission skedgrid at http://tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs for the rest of the 24 hours, seemingly initially at least, on the same // pattern as 6855 was. At 0552 UT April 26, 9455 is S9+20 and about the same strength as // 9395 with the Oldies service, and slightly stronger than 9955 with BS at S9+10. Strength of all 9 MHz WRMI channels varies widely in the nightmiddle depending on MUF.
At 1315 April 26, again with Oldies, both good on 9455 // 9395. The azimuths are 285 and 355 respectively, so we are about halfway between them circa 315. April 26 at 1718 check, 9455 at midday is a JBA carrier, weaker than 9395 with Oldies, and 9955 with BS. I`m still fighting a 24h line noise level. April 27 at 1055, 9455 is JBA carrier when during this hour only it`s scheduled // 5850 on System F with variety of programming, 5850 with `Voice of the Report of the Week` at 1000 on Thursdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490.068, April 26 at 0557, WBCQ at S9+10 with music, not BS until joined in progress and without any ID, from 0600. Yet 23 hours later, April 27 at 0516, 7490.1 is already in BS for this hour, his current monomania being pentecost. BS on 7490 supposedly runs only until 0700* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15555-USB, April 26 at 1822, WJHR with usual gospel huxter, at S5 about the same as the line noise level. Many other times during the day it`s inaudible, hard to be sure if on air or not, but it`s no 50 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 7575.8-USB, April 27 at 0515, 2-way in tonal? Language, or maybe 1-way with pauses; far too close to the BS out of 7570 WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1555 UT April 27
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ARLD017 DX news

ARLD017 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
KZ3AB, PY4NY, W3UR, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The
Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest
Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all.
VIET NAM, 3W.  Peter, DF7DQ will be QRV as 3W9DQ from South Viet Nam
from May 1 to 10.  Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters
using mostly CW with some digital modes.  QSL to home call.  In
addition, Yuri, RM0F will be QRV as 3W9FU from Nha Trang while on
vacation from May 1 to 10.  Activity will be holiday style on 40 to
10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  He also plans to
be active as 3W9FU/p from IOTA AS-157 for two to three days.  QSL to
home call.
MALDIVES, 8Q.  Jim, G3VDB is QRV as 8Q7EJ until May 7.  Activity is
on 30, 20 and 17 meters using mostly CW with some SSB, PSK and RTTY.
QSL via OQRS.
WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2.  Luca, IK2PFL will be QRV as 9M2/IK2PFL from
Perhentian Besar, IOTA AS-073, from May 1 to 8.  Activity will be
holiday style on the HF bands.  QSL to home call.
EAST MALAYSIA, 9M8.  A group of operators will be QRV as 9M8RC from
Satang Besar, IOTA OC-165, from April 29 to May 1.  Activity will be
on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters.  QSL via 9W8KIF.
BOTSWANA, A2.  A group of operators are QRV as A25UK until May 6.
Activity is on the low bands with an emphasis using RTTY.  QSL via
M0OXO.
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA.  Members of the DARC club Pfronten
Fuessen will be QRV with special callsign DL60TELF from May 1 to
April 30, 2018 to celebrates its 60th anniversary.  QSL via bureau,
SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5.  Doug, W6HB and Bruce, AD7MM will be QRV as
E51DLD and E51BAS, respectively, from Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013,
from April 30 to May 12.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using
SSB.  QSL direct to home calls.
MARQUESAS ISLAND, FO.  Max, IZ2ZTQ will be QRV as FO/IZ2ZTQ from
Fatu Hiva, IOTA OC-027, beginning May 1.  Activity will be on 40 to
15 meters using SSB, RTTY, PSK and JT65 using solar panels and a
wind generator.  He will be active from other islands as well.  QSL
direct to home call.
JAPAN, JA.  Special event stations 8J4VLP, 8J6VLP, 8J8VLP and 8J9VLP
are QRV until June 30 to commemorate World QRP Day on June 17.  All
these stations will be active on the HF bands using 5 watts.  QSL
all calls via bureau.
OGASAWARA, JD1.  Hiroyuki, JG7PSJ will be QRV as JD1BMH from Chichi
Jima from April 30 to May 5.  Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home call.
GREENLAND, OX.  Michael, 5P1KZX is QRV as OX/5P1KZX from Nuuk until
May 5.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using various digital modes.
QSL to home call.
FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F.  Jan, PY4NY will be QRV as PY0NY from May
5 to 15 to celebrate the 65 years after the creation of the Smoke
Squadron, the Brazilian Air Force's Official Squadron.  Activity
will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and various digital
modes.  QSL to home call.
SEYCHELLES, S7.  Ivan, LZ1PJ will be QRV as S79J from Mahe, IOTA
AF-024, from May 2 to 10.  Activity will be on the HF bands and 6
meters using only CW.  He welcomes calls from SKCC members.  QSL to
home call.
POLAND, SP.  Special event station SN74GETTO is QRV until May 16 to
commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. QSL direct to SP5PDB.
CRETE, SV9.  Seppo, OH1VR is QRV as SV9/OH1VR until May 3.  Activity
is on 80 to 10 meters using only CW.  QSL direct to home call.
LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9L.  Christoph, DL1YAF plans to be QRV as
DL1YAF/VK9L from May 1 to 8.  Activity will be holiday style on 80
to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL to home call.
CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF.  Al, KZ3AB and Tony, W1FHN will be QRV as ZF2AB
from April 29 to May 6.  Activity will be holiday style on 40, 20,
15 and 10 meters using SSB.  QSL via WA3EOP.
CALLSIGN CORRECTION.  As reported in DX news ARLD016, Denis, F8DAK
is QRV as TZ8TM, NOT TZ6BB, for 18 months.  QSL via W3HNK.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The 10-10 International Digital Spring
Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Feld Hell Sprint,
Helvetia Contest and Florida QSO Party are all on tap for this
upcoming weekend.
The RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship and AGCW QRP/QRP CW Party
are scheduled for May 1.
The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for May 2.
The MIE 33 Contest, 432 MHz Spring Sprint, Phone Fray and CWops
Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for May 3.
Please see April QST, page 92, May QST, page 87, and the ARRL and
WA7BNM contest web sites for details.
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QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 17  ARLD017
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  April 27, 2017
To all radio amateurs

ARLX004 Armed Forces Day Crossband Military/Amateur Radio Communications Test is May 13

ARLX004 Armed Forces Day Crossband Military/Amateur Radio
Communications Test is May 13

The US Army, Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard will sponsor the
traditional military/amateur radio communication tests on Saturday,
May 13 to mark the 66th annual Armed Forces Day (AFD). Armed Forces
Day is May 20, but the AFD Crossband Military-Amateur Radio event
will take place a week earlier in order to avoid schedule conflicts
with those attending Hamvention.

Complete information, including military stations, modes, and
frequencies, is available on the US Army MARS website at,
http://www.usarmymars.org/home/announcements .

The annual celebration is a unique opportunity to test two-way
communication between radio amateurs and military stations
(authorized under Part 97.111 of the Amateur Service rules). It
features traditional military-to-amateur crossband SSB voice, CW,
practice using legacy interoperability waveforms, and the
opportunity for participating hams to utilize more modern military
modes, such as MIL-STD Serial PSK and Automatic Link Establishment
(ALE). Military stations and Amateur Radio stations are authorized
to communicate directly on certain 60-meter interoperability
channels - 5,330.5, 5346.5, and 5,371.5 kHz.

These tests give Amateur Radio operators and shortwave listeners a
chance and a challenge to demonstrate individual technical skills
and to receive recognition from the appropriate military radio
station. QSL cards will be available for stations successfully
contacting participating military stations.

The Armed Forces Day message will be transmitted via Military
Standard radioteletype modes (MIL-STD 188-110A/B). Software is
available to demodulate the military serial PSK waveform, and
detailed instructions can be downloaded from,
http://www.n2ckh.com/MARS_ALE_FORUM/MSDMT.html
.  Utilizing this mode with soundcard equipment can be challenging;
review the instructions carefully.

A short practice transmission will be sent at 1930 and 2330 on May
6, 7, 10, and 12 on 13.506.5 MHz USB and 17.443.0 MHz USB.

Military FSK is Baudot at 850 Hz, 75 baud, low mark, and 2000 Hz
center. Most RTTY programs can be set to decode this mode. To
achieve low mark while receiving in USB, select reverse shift.

QSL cards are available for individuals that receive the Armed
Forces Day test message. To receive a card, copy the printed text of
the test message as received from the military station, and include
it in your report. No attempt should be made to correct possible
errors.

Stations copying Armed Forces Day messages transmitted from US Army
and US Navy stations and requesting a QSL card, can complete the QSL
report form online at, http://www.usarmymars.org/ . Stations copying
the Armed Forces Day message transmitted from US Air Force stations
and seeking a QSL card should send a request to Armed Forces Day
Celebration, Chief, Air Force MARS, 203 W. Losey St, Scott AFB, IL
62225.

Include a transcript of the received text, time observed, frequency
observed, military station call sign, your full name and Amateur
Radio call sign (if applicable), full mailing address (including ZIP
code).

Stations with Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) capability can
contact a military station on specific half duplex crossband
channels established for this purpose. ALE is a selective calling
and linking method utilized by government, military, and amateur
radio communications. Military stations will scan and receive
certain amateur HFLINK ALE frequencies and transmit on the
corresponding military ALE frequency. Military stations will also
transmit ALE station identification (soundings) on each military
frequency at 30- to 90-minute intervals. Amateur stations may scan
military frequencies and monitor the soundings to build the LQA
database or select the channel manually. Amateur stations will call
military stations using ALE selective calling on one of the paired
cross band channels.
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QST de W1AW
Special Bulletin 4  ARLX004
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  April 27, 2017
To all radio amateurs

 

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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs April 24-25, 2017

** INDONESIA. 9525-, April 24 at 1423 check, VOI absent again today, no carrier detectable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [non]. 11985, April 24 at 2029, S9-S6 open carrier, 2030 NHK World R. Japon opening in French via MADAGASCAR. At least something is making it thru with rather dismal propagation conditions, marred further here by my line noise problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 91.1 FM, April 24 at 1717 UT check, KKRD Enid, 200-watt station, is still off the air as first noted three days ago following a storm. Still off April 25. Its antenna is on the Broadway Tower in downtown Enid. Once a respected office building, new owners got it for a song and were trying to convert it into a hotel, but now it`s decrepit, with both elevators padlocked! Maybe no one wants to climb the stairs (14? floors) to restart the transmitter? Part of the external facing cracked off last year, and just recently there was a fire in a transformer just outside the building.
This opens 91.1 for 100 kW stations in Wichita KS, KCFN, with AFR, and in Lawton OK, KJRF, another gospel huxter, but not heard yet, both in 100+ mile range. And much to be preferred, 100 kW High Plains Public Radio, KANZ Garden City KS, but just too far on internal antennas.
90.9, KOKF Edmond OK is still on with Air One contemporary Christian music, rather than the talk show I logged before, 1717 UT April 24.
89.1, K206CA, Enid, Oasis Network translator of 90.5 KNYD (or really 88.1 KMSI??) has been restored after running dead air at last check.
92.1, KAMG-LP, Enid remains off the air as of April 25. Last heard carrier on March 10, no modulation for a long time before then. WTFDA DB now shows its horizontal and vertical powers both as 0.0 kW, certainly appropriate.
104.7, KQSN, Ponca City, April 24 at 1903 UT, ID as ``KQSN, Ponca City, Sunny 104.7`` and *one* minute of Fox News until 1904 resuming music.
105.5, K288FX, North Enid, K-love translator of KYLV 88.9, is still off the air April 25, as first noticed April 21 after storms (it`s really in East Enid).
105.7, KRDR Alva, 50 kW now easily heard with 105.5 local off, is no longer ESPN, but hard rock/rap, April 24 at 1900 UT, ``We are The Pulse. . .`` and K-calls not copied. April 25 at 1546 UT: ``The Pulse, 105.7 FM``
WTFDA DB identifies it with sibling? station: ``COYOTE COUNTRY 98.3 KQZQ``. Radio-locator shows: ``KRDR-FM 105.7 MHz Alva, Oklahoma "ESPN Radio 105.7" Format: Sports Website: none``
But google search leads to this:
http://espn1057.com/krdr/
which has nothing but current sports news on it
Also to this FB, but nothing new since June 2016:
https://www.facebook.com/KRDR1057/
We would much prefer to hear on 105.7, KROU Spencer, public radio relay of KGOU Norman, but it`s only 1.6 kW, and can`t overcome KRDR until about Kingfisher on US 81 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1874 monitoring: confirmed Monday April 24 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.35v-CUSB, good. Also confirmed UT Tuesday April 25 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, VG S9+20. Also barely confirmed Tuesday April 25 at 1114 the 1100 broadcast on WRMI 9955; at least it sounds like me, mixed with equally weak pulse jamming. Still no 9455. Next:
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455? to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455? to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Note: 9455 is still not activated as of April 25, and when it is, unclear whether will still be // 9955, 15770 and 5850 at above WOR times like former 6855 was (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9455, April 24 at 1424 check, still no signal from WRMI-5, supposed to reactivate here ex-6855, altho we are well past ``next week`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 15151.50-USB, April 25, 2017 at 1338, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS. Previously logged on 15151.0-USB: at 1455 UT Dec 5, 2014; at 0045 UT Sept 26, 2014; at 1426 UT Oct 30, 2013; at 1458 UT Oct 19, 2009; and at 1519 UT October 23, 2006 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1939 UT April 25
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Message: 8
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:39:33 +0000 (UTC)
From: Glenn Hauser <wghauser@yahoo.com>
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Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs April 24-25, 2017
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