quinta-feira, 27 de outubro de 2016

Glenn Hauser logs October 26-27, 2016

** CHINA [and non]. 9570, Oct 27 at 0357, romantic song at S5, Chinese announcement, so it`s the tail of the CRI Albania relay. 0359 weakens but still something, presumably CNR2 via Geermu 916 site which has been co-channel all along (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ETHIOPIA [and non]. 7135-7155, Oct 27 at 0319, wideband DRM noise jamming against VOBME, but cannot detect its carrier anywhere around 7145. Narrower DRM noise jamming 7180-7190, with JBA VOBME carrier detectable at 7185 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 9480, Oct 27 at 0401, still no-show from African Pathways Radio on Madagascar World Voice. In case it manage to broadcast in B-16, the English schedule per Ivo Ivanov changes to:
Winter [sic] B-16 of WCB KNLS Madagascar World Voice:
0100-0200 on 9600 MWV 100 kW / 040 deg to SoAs English tx#1
0300-0400 on 15670 MWV 100 kW / 040 deg to SoAs English tx#2
0400-0500 on 11825 MWV 100 kW / 295 deg to CeAf English tx#1
1800-1900 on 17640 MWV 100 kW / 310 deg to WeAf English tx#2
2000-2100 on 17640 MWV 100 kW / 295 deg to CeAf English tx#2
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1848 monitoring: confirmed Wed Oct 26 at 2100.5 on WBCQ 7490 webcast; also confirmed Wed Oct 26 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330+v-CUSB, poor.
WORLD OF RADIO 1849 ready for first broadcasts October 27:
Thu 1130 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Thu 2130 WRMI 13695 to NW
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 0830 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 0800 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1300 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 0830 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW [ex-Mon 0030]
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
** U S A. 21675, Oct 27 at 1428, `Unshackled` episode #3472 is wrapping up on Radio Africa Network via WRMI, ID with box address in Zimbabwe; good signal back here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505.09v, UT Thu Oct 27 at 0345, finally hear WRNO in Chinese, but sounds a bit stilted, and signal now is VP only S3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 570, Oct 27 at 0518 UT, ``American Pie``, 0520 UT ``104.5 FM and AM 570, Las Cruces`` non-ID with no calls, right back to another classic rock tune. Good signal mutually separable from KLIF. Hard to believe KWML Las Cruces NM is on night power of 155 watts instead of day 5000 watts, both non-direxional. 104.5 despite top billing is a mere translator, K283CG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1190-, Oct 27 at 0546 UT, unfamiliar rock music, ``You are listening to Boulder and Denver`s premiere independent radio station, 98.9 and 1190 AM in Boulder``, no calls, but per NRC AM Log 2016 it`s student-operated KVCU, with an AOR/VAR format. 98.9 with top-billing is a mere translator, K255DA. Hard to believe 1190 is 110 watts night power instead of 6800 day power, both non-direxional. Is slightly off-frequency to low side; fades a bit vs some Spanish CCI, more likely Mexican than United Statesian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Oct 27 UT:
576-NW at 1236
612-WSW at 1246
702-WSW, 2 carriers beating at 1237; also 1245, maybe one more from W?
774-WSW at 1238
828-WSW at 1240
936-WSW at 1241
UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 1180, Oct 27 at 1256 UT, open carrier/dead air making SAH of 160/minute = 2 and 2/3 Hz with sports talk, but traffic report at 1259 UT, ID as ``1180 Zone 2 the Deuce``, i.e. KZOT Omaha NE. OC/DA loops SW/NE so I think it`s KLPF Midland TX, which I recently confirmed had completed its upgrade move from 1150, with Guadalupe Catholic network programming in English. About to sign-on? No, still OC but fading at 1302 UT. Both these are 25 kW day power, KLPF non-direxional, but KZOT is broadly direxional southwest, nothing unusual here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1607 UT October 27
Glenn Hauser

terça-feira, 25 de outubro de 2016


The latest edition (25 October) of the WORLDWIDE DX CLUB "Top News",
compiled by Wolfgang Bueschel, has been posted:
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Glenn Hauser logs October 24-25, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9855-, Oct 25 at 0128 and 0134, no signal detectable from R. Tirana, turned off as it might as well be? Turkey, Egypt and Greece are not very strong on 31m, so maybe just too QRP by comparison? But the other Albanian, CÃrrik with CRI English on 9570 at 0147 check is S9+20! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ARGENTINA. 11710.45, UT Tue Oct 25 at 0108, RAE ATTW is back on after a silent weekend, now in Chinese at S7, bits of music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Oct 25 at 0100, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until autocutoff at 0102:39.5*, which is 73 seconds later than last catch October 14 until 0101:26.5*, or averaging 6.4 seconds later each day, right on ``schedule``. So far in HFCC B-16 I don`t see any competitor for 5980 at this hour, unlike B-15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 9770, S7, and weaker 9870 with AIR CCI, Oct 25 at 0114, VOT Spanish is back in business after AWOL Oct 23 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1848 monitoring: confirmed Monday Oct 24 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.086v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed at new time of 0030 UT Tuesday Oct 25 on WRMI, 7730, S9+30. Next:
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
** U S A. 11580, Monday Oct 24 at 2019, WRMI with music, during a blank grid on the program sked, formerly World Music, but now it seems to be anything but eclectic, rather praise songs in English including at 2033, a jazzed-up `Joy to the World`, a bimonth before Xmas Eve. God help us! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5050, Oct 25 at 0104, WWRB is on again this Monday night, slow-speaking gospel huxter referencing something important, Romans X: 14-17, S9+45 but accompanied by frying buzz sound, fault of the programmer or SW provider? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11870, Oct 25 at 0106, WEWN is still 33% silent, nothing here in Spanish, but still blasting on 5810, and English poor S5 on 11520 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN. 9515, Oct 25 at 0112, S Asian language and song, i.e. Vatican in Tamil, as I have heard before, now S4-S6. Rechecking now following an item in the latest NASWA Flashsheet putting this on 9680, which I think must be a mistake. I do hear a JBA carrier there, which Aoki shows would be CNR1 jamming and/or RFA Tibetan via Kuwait this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1521 kHz, Oct 25 at 0126 UT, in a TA JBA MW carrier bandscan I do detect one here, very weak against KOLM & KOKC 1520. By 0130 with extremely narrow bandwidth on the NRD-545, I think I am squeezing some audio thru, possibly Qur`an? So is the Saudi 2-megawatter at Duba back in business; or could it be CRI Urumqi, EAST TURKISTAN, reported testing last week after an absence, scheduled 00-02 in Russian? Aoki says 100 kW, WRTH says 500 kW, but it`s big in Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, October 25 at 0119-0125, looping roughly NE except 783-East as in Mauritania: 612, 774, 783, 837, 1017, 1053, 1152, 1215 --- and see separate 1521 entry. On the handheld DX-398, I also have one on 1125, but suspiciously + and it vanishes when I turn off the NRD-545 nearby. That also emits its own birdie carriers on a few other frequencies; beware (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 3840-LSB, Oct 25 at 0143, raucous laughter and yelling, talkovers, a dependable ham frequency for such nonsense, along with 3843-LSB, not at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0304 UT October 25
Glenn Hauser


Glenn Hauser logs October 23-24, 2016

** CUBA. 5055, Oct 24 at 0552, JBA carrier, presumably the leapfrog mixing product of 5025 Rebelde over 5040 RHC another 15 kHz up. Yes, S9+30 5040 is on tonight in English, not always the case after 0500. But 5025 is S9+20 of dead air. No reverse leapfrog detectable, however, on 5010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9315, Oct 24 at 0252, R. Cairo ``English`` motorboating is only S5, much weaker than undermodulated Arabic on 9964.6.
9964.56, UT Mon Oct 24 at 0341, surprised to hear R. Cairo Arabic frequency in English! But it`s an Arabic language lesson, M&W alternating. Such a les ought to be within an English language service, not Arabic. Undermodulated as usual, but in this case narrowing bandwidth to about 230 Hz significantly improves readability. IIRC, there has been a previous report of English on 9965v after 0330 (when English nominally ends on 9315, which is now off.)
12085, the third Cairo frequency supposed to be on at this hour, is a mere JBA carrier at 0342 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ERITREA [and non]. 7136-7157, Oct 24 at 0334, DRM-style noise jamming from ETHIOPIA surrounding VOBME-1, 7145v, but no carrier from it audible.
7178-7191, Oct 24 at 0335, DRM-style noise jamming around 7185 JBA carrier from VOBME-2, but this noise sounds considerably different from the other one, and is unusually narrow-band, weaker (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** FRANCE. 17615, Oct 24 at 1657, good signal HOA-ish music until 1659* with no ID, but it`s RFI Hausa, 500 kW at 170 degrees. The last thing everystation ought to broadcast before cutoff is an ID! Same transmitter could shift to 17620 for French from 1700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, Oct 23 at 1255, Denge Kurdistane music at S9+10; 1259 YL announcement, modulation drops, and at 1300 signal drops to much weaker S5-S7; VERY smooth site switch with no echo overlap, presumably from PRIDNESTROVYE to BULGARIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 6190, Oct 24 at 0252 check, still no signal from La Voz Alegre, MWV Spanish service, which ordinarily is quite well audible here; ditto the repeat on 6150 at 0314 check. 17640 also AWOL from APR English Oct 24 at 1804 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 800, Oct 24 at 0605 after multi-verse XE NA, barely hear a ``CaÃÃn`` ID, so XEROK, Ciudad JuÃrez, Chihuahua is still here, but much QRP vs KQCV OK nulled as much as possible; also a ``punto siete`` reference to FM //? But none is listed for XEROK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1560, UT Mon Oct 24 at 0319 UT, `La Hora Nacional`. topic cultural events in Guanajuato, which I had heard publicized last week in a promo on some other XE. Not // much stronger 1570 XERF. Loops SW, whence the only possibility is XEJPV, Ciudad JuÃrez, Chihuahua, more like WSW.
At 0331, 1560 has moved on to something else, while XERF is just wrapping up LHN from/about Guanajuao, so playout must have started at least a minute late there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 9515, Oct 24 at 0336, Turkish songs at S6-S4, so VOT is still active here with music fill in second part of hour. It had been missing from both Spanish frequencies after 0100 UT Oct 23, and I meant to check 9515 later that night. BTW, Alan Roe found that the DX Letterbox show got out of synch again from its bi-weekly scheduling, confirmed ON this Sat/UT Sun Oct 23-24, so next one should be Nov 5/6. But by then, the new B-16 schedule (same as A-16) will be in effect, for English: 1330 12035 Eu/NAm; 1730 11730; 1930 6050; 2130 9610; 2300 NAm 5960; 04 7240 & NAm 9655 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Oct 23 at 1801 check, R. Munansi via WWRB is on again this Sunday, good signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085.5, Oct 24 at 0305-0312+, routine check whether WTWW-2 be on, instead hearing CW marker repeated. Very slow rate, so easy to copy despite very weak signal. Pauses of about a minute between iterations: ``WI2XJP WAYLAND MA FN42HI`` --- So it`s licensed experimental, the last 6 being grid locator, a lowfer beacon. No longer heard at 0346 recheck. Tried the ARRL/FCC/QRZ.com lookups first, but not ham and as such it`s not included.
[Lowfer] WI2XJP 5058.5 (dial upper sideband) 5059.5 (actual) BPSK31
k2ors at verizon.net Wed Oct 5 11:56:24 EDT 2016. Running PSK31 on 5058.5 kHz about 30W into inverted V Reports welcome! 73 Warren``
earlier: ``Sat Aug 20 21:45:04 EDT 2016 [Lowfer] WI2XJP PSK31 6.8 MH``
Well, now it`s a plain CW marker only. I`ll bet he picked this frequency knowing SW monitors, and even hams would be checking for WTWW on it --- and of course, operating at same time would be suicidal. QRZ.com does identify who K2ORS really is now:
157 Plain Rd
Wayland, MA 01778
``Active on HF AM and operate longwave experimental stations WH2XIL (formerly WD2XGJ on 137 kHz) and WE2XGR/1 (on 460-515 kHz) Big fan of the late Jean Shepherd who was the original holder of K2ORS. Excelsior!`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1848 monitoring: confirmed Sunday Oct 23 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.075v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Monday Oct 24 from 0300:40 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5130.05-AM. Also confirmed at 0339, the 0330 UT Monday WRMI broadcast on 9955, poor S2, then up to S7 and no jamming audible. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW [NOTE: this airing replaces Monday 0030!]
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
** U S A. 11580, Oct 24 at 1430-1459.5, WRMI with World Music, mostly ME during first half. Altho never on sked grid, believe this is the most reliable and only 7-day-a-week hour of WM, 1400-1500. Still shown are 1300-1330 M-F on 11580, and 07-08 UT Tue-Fri on 7730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)
** U S A. 5130.05, Oct 24 at 0348, reverby interview with someone inspired by Harry Partch, and his cloud-chamber, to explore non-traditional ``musical`` instruments, such as a $ 16 blender, vacuum cleaner, creme pies, bullhorns. I guess this was within Hobart Radio International as scheduled UT Mon 0330 on Area 51 via WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11870, Oct 24 at 0248, this WEWN is still AWOL, while Spanish on 5810 is VG at 0256; and English on 11520 at S6. 11870 still off at 0540. How about in the daytime?
13830, Oct 24 at 1853, this is the WEWN missing now, while still on 12050 Spanish, 15610 English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9275, Oct 24 at 1657, no signal from WMLK, even tho it`s Monday during the nominal span starting at 1600; nor at 1804 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1380, Oct 24 at 0321 UT, sports talk in English about Cubs is dominating and // echoing with 1020 KOKP Perry OK with is with Fox Sports Radio; 1380 from NE/SW, instead of usual KRCM Spanish religion from SSE on day power --- it may be there but very weak now. Altho KKRX 1380 Lawton OK has flipped to sports, it`s south of here, and with CBS Sports Radio (but exclusively??), and never heard at night. KHEY El Paso TX, 5000/500 U1, is Fox Sports Radio, and indeed at 0332 UT I hear Fox SR mentioned, so very likely this (and JuÃrez stations are in well). Only other could be KXFN St Louis, silent since last December, had sports format, and would have to be on reactivated 5 kW day pattern southwards (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1620, Oct 24 t 0315 UT, YL with weather for Pensacola, Milton, etc., in some detail, lows to be in mid-to-low 40s in the FL Panhandle; purple flags on the beach warning of jellyfish. ``Look at satellite weather`` so maybe a TV simulcast from a 10 pm CT newscast? So it`s WNRP, Gulf Breeze FL, 10/1 kW. This one is amazingly rare here --- 1620 dominated by NE, TX, or from that direxion, R. Rebelde, Cuba, usually without any sign of WNRP. Maybe they failed to decimate their power tonight? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 92.9, re my conclusion that Spanish here as heard in NW OK must be KSNZ Shamrock TX, got a reply from them setting me straight:
``Hi Glenn: Thanks for your inquiry. You would have been hearing KMML in Cimarron KS as they are full-time Spanish format at 92.9. I find them online at
and their stream is at
Best to you!
Legends 92.9 - KSNZ
Shamrock - Wheeler County, TX
207 North Main Street - PO Box 83
Shamrock, TX 79097
Phone: 806-256-2277
Online: http://www.legends929.com ``
Hi KSNZ, You must be right -- tnx for the answer beyond saying it wasn`t KSNZ. The area code 806 ads sure had me fooled. Maybe their coverage extends into the northern edge of TX. Glenn``
In fact the linked coverage map shows they do, e.g. stinky Perryton, but not the 92.9 transmitter, which from Cimarron is between Dodge and Garden Cities KS; but rather // KSMM, 100 kW on 101.5 from Liberal KS (which I had logged on my last NM trip thru the OK Panhandle last year). BTW, 101.5 is 3 minutes and 20 seconds north of the 37th parallel, so really in KS, not OK, and certainly not TX. This also relates to my non-Spanish 1470 log on Oct 13 of presumed KSMM (AM) Liberal KS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ZAMBIA. 13680, Sunday Oct 23 at 1310, JBA carrier; 11680 at same time, JBA music. Still unable to be sure Voice of Hope - Africa is really on the air with weekend-only sked of 12-17 UT on 13680 (but 11680 alternate possibility really happened at least once, by mistake?). We know it can achieve good signal even here, via longpath?
Time to reÃxamine what other stations might be on both at this hour, per Aoki. 11680: KCBS Pyongyang thruout. 13680: Sound of Hope until 1500 and consequently ChiCom jamming. BTW, as of Oct 16, Aoki fails to list Zambia at any time on either!
11680, Monday Oct 24 at 0538, no doubt that VOH-A is active now on its weekday morning service, S9-S5 YL preacher implying that God is the solution to Zambia`s problems -- but this frequency is not for Zambia, but far beyond, even US (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ZAMBIA. 5915, Oct 24 at 0255, undermodulated African choral music, presumably ZNBC. 5920 WHRI not very strong, and 5910 HJDH no problem either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search October 23, from 1227 to 1232 UT: mostly NW from Japan/FE at first, then some WSW, DU, all as usual on the hand-held DX-398 with internal ferrite antenna only. The big guns from NHK, 774, 747 and 693 initially were strong enough for some audio, especially 774:
774-NW, 747-NW, 738-SW, 702-NW, 693-NW, 666-NW, 657-?, 612-WSW, 594-NW, 567-NW, 792-WSW, 828-WSW, 837-WSW.
At 1234, 1098-W.
Our sunrise at 1246 UT.
At 1250, 774-WSW, 702-WSW (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 24 at 0557-0601, all roughly NE to ENE, u.o.s.: 773-E (Mauritania), 747, 738, 603, 846, 882, 1044, 1098, 1368.
(No TP search circa sunrise Oct 24: much needed sleep catchup. Per Richard Allen, didn`t miss much) (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 2002 UT October 24
Glenn Hauser

segunda-feira, 24 de outubro de 2016

OPDX Bulletin 1288 October 24, 2016

OPDX Bulletin 1288 October 24, 2016
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 12887
BID: $OPDX.1288
October 24, 2016
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, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4ZW, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4FOA, K5GS, N5JR, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, N0ODK, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, EA5GL, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HS0ZIA, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JA3MCA, I2YSB, OH2BH, OZ1ADL, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3ZF and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information. DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 16th/October, through Sunday, 23rd/October there were 230 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5Z, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/m, JT, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T2, T30, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, 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".
2017 DAYTON (XENIA) HAMVENTION SITE. A Quad-Copter touring of the Greene
County (Xenia, Ohio) Fairgrounds, the new home for 2017 Dayton Hamvention:
The video (8:08 min.) was taken by Greg, W8WWV, on October 5th, 2016,
and is narrated by Tim Duffy, K3LR, from DX Engineering.

3B8, MAURITIUS. Willi, DJ7RJ, will once again be active as 3B8/DJ7RJ
between November 9th and December 6th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters
with a focus on 160m using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign direct.

3W2, VIETNAM (Update/Change). Mike, N0ODK, informs OPDX that will be in
Vung Tau (not Ho Chi Minh City as first annonced), Vietnam, and will
operate starting between October 22-23rd through November 4th. There was
a problem getting his usual callsign 3W2DK license, so the first part of
his trip the callsign will be something like 3W2DK/3W2LI until his license
arrives in Vung Tau. After that it will be 3W2DK and during the CQWW DX
SSB Contest. So, maybe listen on the air and/or check later on QRZ.com for
updated info. He will use his regular callsign as soon as he gets it. The
third problem he has is that Mike was told the amp in Vung Tau does not
work, and he was not given enough time to find out what parts to bring
with him. He will look there to see what he can do to fix it. Otherwise,
the rest of his trip is good using an IC-7300, with 100 watts, a seven
element tri-bander with wire antennas for the low bands. Activity will
be on 40/20/17/15/10 meters using SSB, with some CW and the Digital modes.
Also, remember to look for him  in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th)
as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via N0ODK, direct, by the Bureau or
LoTW. He states on QRZ.com, "If you have different contacts with me as
3W6DK, 3W2DK, XV4MN, or N0ODK, please QSL in one package to save you time
and  money and I can QSL all in one time. I collect QSL cards so if we QSL,
please QSL even if you do not need my QSL card. I will QSL if in logbook."

4X, ISRAEL. Dennis, W1UE, will be active as 4X0W during the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Look
for him to be active before and after the contest as 4X/W1UE. QSL via

5R, MADAGASCAR. Andy, OE7AJH, is now active as 5R8UP from Antananarivo.
The length of his stay is not known. Activity has been on 40/20 meters
using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

5Z, KENYA. Operators Reiner/DL7KL and Tom/DJ6TF will be active as 5Z4/DL7KL
and 5Z4/DJ6TF from Diani Beach between November 16-30th. Activity will be
on 80-10 meters using mainly CW and the Digital modes with some SSB (spare
time). They will operate 5Z4/DJ6TF during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
26-27th). Operations will be with 500 watts into a R7 and wire antenna for
80 meters. QSL via the Bureau or direct to their home callsigns.

  * As of October 10th, amateur radio operators in Luxembourg can now
    use frequencies between  5351.5 to 5366.5 kHz on a secondary basis
    with an "Effective radiated Power" of 15 watts.

  * New Country! Look for the current TL0A Central African Republic
    DXpedition to be active on 60m. QSL via F4WBN.

  * The recent CY9C DXpedition to St. Paul Island made a little over
    600 QSOs on 60m. They state, "We did well to Europe especially due
    to the location here." The QSL cards are being printed.

6W, SENEGAL. Ronald, VE3REV, recently moved to Dakar in August, and plans
to be active as 6W1SU for the next 2 to 3 years. Activity will be on 80-6
meters, and he is currently operating SSB only, but hoping to tackle CW
later. His station is a Kenwood TS850S with a Yaesu FL1200Z Amp into a
MA5B three element yagi, a 6M 6JXXJ 6 element yagi and dipoles for 40/80m.
QSL via M0URX direct or the OQRS (direct or by the Bureau).

7P8, LESOTHO (Press Release). Gene, K5GS, sent out the following updates
[edited] during the past week on Pista, HA5AO, special callsign, 7P8EUDXF,
operation to celebrate the 30th years anniversary of "European DX Foun-
dation" (EUDXF): By now you may have seen Pista, HA5AO, operating as
7P8EUDXF on the DXCluster network. 
  His Log is posted at:    Log Search / OQRS

  Thursday, Oct. 20th, Update: There have been heavy storms for two days,
  it started Wednesday afternoon. He's never seen so many lightening
  strikes within one minute.
    Today (Thursday) the afternoon was not bad on 15m, his most productive
  band. A storm is moving in as he's writing this update on Thursday after-
  noon. The noise level still very high below 17m.
    There is now a backup generator available, so power blackouts will
  be just a couple of seconds as he does need to restart the station.
    He is now on the air 2-3 hours a day, next week he will be on the
  radio more often

  Tuesday, October 18th, Update: He reports a very high noise level on all
  bands. On Monday, it was S7-9 on 20, 30 and 40M. Signals from EU were
  weak, almost impossible to copy in the noise.
    On Tuesday afternoon there was a nice opening on 15m but a power black-
  out shut him down. Later that evening he went to 20 m, but there was an-
  other blackout. He will continue trying 40 and 80m, hopefully he'll get
  a break in the noise.

  73... Gene, K5GS, for Pista 7P8EUDXF

8Q, MALDIVES (Update). A group of Polish operators will be active as
8Q7SP from Dhiffushi Island (AS-013) between November 20th and December
3rd. Operators mentioned are Jan/SP3CYY, Kaz/SP2FAX, Andy/SP3FZN, Mariusz/
SP3SLA, Wlodek/SP6EQZ (Team Leader), Ryszard/SP6FXY, Kris/SP6JIU and
Roman/SP9FOW. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.

Suggested frequencies are:
 CW   - 1822.5, 3515, 7015, 10115, 14015, 18085, 21015, 24900 and 28015 kHz
 SSB  - 1840, 3793, 7075/7175, 14265, 18125, 21273, 24970 and 28440 kHz
 RTTY - 7048, 10138, 14090, 18101, 21090, 24915 and 28090 kHz

  They will have 5 transceivers, beam antennas, vertical antennas, de-
dicated RX antennas for low bands etc. They plan to be active in the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/All-Band entry. They state
that they will "try to pay the special attention to U.S.". QSL via SP6FXY,
by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates, visit
their Web page at:            http://www.8q7sp.dxing.pl

9H, MALTA. Zoltan, HA5PP, will once again be active as 9H3PP during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op entry. Activity
outside of the contest will take place a few days before the contest and
will be on 17 and 12 meters. QSL via HA5PP.

9Q, DEM. REP. OF THE  CONGO. Fernando, EA4BB (ex-9Q5BB, D2BB, ST2BF, TU5JL,
Z21BB), will be active as 9Q6BB from Goma, DRC, for up to 3 years. Activity
will be on various HF bands (usually 80-10 meters) using mainly SSB with
some SSB. QSL via W3HNK.

A7, QATAR. Once again, a joint team with members from and Qatar Amateur
Radio Society (QARS), Danish Contest Academy and others, will be ( very )
active from an impressive UFB set up at the Disaster Management Camp com-
pound in Al Khor in northern Qatar, as A73A in the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 29-30th) as a Multi-Multi entry. Operators mentioned are several
newly Qatari licensees and more experienced operators:  Rashid/A71AD,
Saif/A71AM, Ibrahim/A71BI, Ali/A71BX, Abdulla/A71CV, Juma/A71EM, Jameel/
A71FJ, Aziz/A71GO, Hamed/A71HD, Abdulla/A71TA, Jose/A75GE, Vikas/A75GT,
Kumar/A75GM, Seid/E76AA, Becir/E78AA, Mindaugas/LY4L, Gediminas/LY9A,
Thomas/OZ1AA, Jan/OZ1ADL, Alex/OZ7AM and possibly more members of QARS.
They will be active from the --compound and at the same time use the oppor-
tunity to display Radio Sport to visitors. Members of the team will be
setting up the station in the days prior to the contest and will be
active with the regular club callsign A71A, with particular emphasis
on the low bands. QSL via A71A. ADDED NOTE: Mindis, LY4L, states, "Please
be ready to check Long Path directions to Qatar on 10 and 15 meters."

AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Look for the Mariana Intrepid Contest Club callsign,
AH0K, from Northern Mariana Islands, to be active during both CQWW DX
Contests this year. The following teams will be active:

  CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) -- Operators Chenxing/BG9XD,
                      Tack/JE1CKA, Ari/OH6DX, Jussi-Pekka/OH6RX and
                      Esa/OH7WV. Entry is a Multi-2. QSL via OH6GDX.
                      Some pre-contest activity expected.

  CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) -- Operators Jack/BA5CW, Joerg/
                     DF9LJ, Jussi-Pekka/OH6RX, Esa/OH7WV and Harry/WX8C.
                     QSL via OH6GDX. Entry is a Multi-2. Some pre-contest
                     and perhaps some post contest activity expected.

  ADDED NOTE: Esa, OH7WV, states that they are looking for one experienced
  op for each contest. Contact them through QRZ.com AH0K or OH7WV page.

C3, ANDORRA. Members of the "Andorran Amateur Radio Union (URA)" will
once again be active as C37NL during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
29-30th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via C37NL, C37URA, by the Bureau or LoTW.

C4, CYPRUS. Operators Stavros/5B4AFM, Nestor/5B4AHZ, George/5B4KH, Spyros/
5B4MF, Philip/5B4ZN and Andreas/5B8AP will be active as C4A during the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW, direct
via 5B4KH or ClubLog's OQRS.

CN2, MOROCCO. A Russian/Canadian team is expected to be active as CN2AA
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry.
Operators mentioned are Dimitri/RA3CO, Yuri/RL3FT,  Alex/RN2FA, Roman/RN5M,
Sergey/RX3APM, Babayan/UA3ASZ, UA4Z and Kostyantyn/VE3LA. QSL via UA2FM
and LoTW. See more details and pictures at:   http://www.cn2aa.com

COWS OVER THE WORLD (Update). Tom, KC0W, and his all-CW "Cows Over the
World" DXpeditions has posted (on QRZ.com) the following update, dated
October 22nd: I will be in the Philippines from 26 October - 25 November.
The callsign will be 4I7COW. This unique prefix has never been issued
before so it should generate some interest. I have not operated any CW
since Kiribati so 4I7COW should get me back into the CW groove.
  The TG/KC0W DXpedition to Guatemala has been cancelled. This was scheduled
to take place immediately after the 4I7COW DXpedition. Perhaps TG/KC0W will
be QRV at a later date. My rental home on the east coast of Guatemala is 25
meters from the ocean. It's a 100% clear shot to Europe. (for whom this
DXpedition was/is primarily for) .
  My plans are now to visit Equatorial Guinea on a fact finding mission
after 4I7COW goes QRT. Licensing for Annobon Island and Equatorial Guinea
will be the sole purpose of this trip. Re-read my previous statement
about "my plans are" before getting too excited about any upcoming 3C0
and 3C DXpeditions.........I hope to share some good news regarding
Equatorial Guinea & Annobon in the near future..... Tom KC0W

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Andy, DK5ON, will be active as EA8/DK5ON from Teneriffe
Island (AF-004) between October 26th and November 5th. Activity will be on
40-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and the Digital modes. Rig is an ICOM
IC-7300 into a Buddipole and Budstick. QSL via DK5ON, direct, by the 
Bureau or LoTW. NO E-QSL!

ED8, CANARY ISLANDS. An international contest team will be active as ED8X
from La Palma Island (IOTA AF-004, DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276, EAA TF) during
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators
mentioned are Kresimir/9A5K, Manolo/EA8DO, Krassimir/K1LZ, Jeff/K1ZM,
Velimir/K3JO, Andrey/LZ2HM, Alexey/RA1A, Alexey/RN1AM, Vladimir/RW1A,
Andrey/RW7K, Ionut/YO9WF and Tiberiu/YO9GZU. QSL via LoTW or RN3RQ.

EF8, CANARY ISLANDS (Update/Change). Operator Dan, N6MJ, will be active
as EF8U (not EE8Z as announced earlier) from the Los Chachos Contest Club
during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as Single-Op/All-Band/
High-Power entry. QSL via EA8URL or LOTW. Dan will be on the island between
October 26th and November 1st. Activity outside of the contest Dan will
sign as EA8/N6MJ. QSL EA8/N6MJ via W6TMD.

ED9, CEUTA AND MELILLA. Jorge, EA9LZ, will be active as ED9Z during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All or Single-Band
entry. QSL via LoTW or EA5KB direct. No Bureau.

FH, MAYOTTE. Pierre, HB9AMO, will be active as FH/HB9AMO between November
23rd and December 4th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters
(possibly 160m) using mainly CW with some RTTY (no SSB). He plans to be
in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
Low-Power/Unassisted entry. His setup will be a Yaesu FT-991 and MFJ-939
automatic tuner into: Two Spiderbeam 12 meters on telescopic masts, One
Spiderbeam 404-UL multiband antenna, Delta loop for the 30 meters band
and a Vertical & long wires antennas for the low bands. QSL via M0URX or
LoTW. For more details and updates, see:     http://www.hb9amo.net

FT4JA VIDEO AVAILABLE ONLINE. A video on the 2016 FT4JA Juan de Nova
DXpedition is now available on YouTube. The vidoe is a little over 17
minutes long and was recorded in HD (High-Definition). To view the video,
go to:          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2LeKWMTyIk

FY, FRENCH GUIANA. Operators Marc/F1HAR, Didier/FY5FY, Herve/F5HRY,
Christian/F5UII and Laurent/F6FVY will be active as FY5KE from the
"Radio club de Kourou" (RACK) radio club station in Kourou City during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL
via LoTW. ADDED NOTE: Operators Christian/F5UII and Laurent/F6FVY will
be active as FY/homecall from the FY5KE RACK Club station until October
31st. Activity will be on 40-10m and also maybe on 80m and 160m. QSL
via operator's instructions.

GD, ISLE OF MAN. Paul, G4PVM, will be active as GD4PVM from the Isle of
Man (EU-116, WAB SC26) between October 24-27th. Activity will be holiday
style. He states, "I will be QRV from the old coast guard station at
Scarlett Point, near Castletown, thanks to Ronnie MD0RLA. There is more
information on Ronnie's QRZ page and here . PLEASE
NOTE: I DO NOT plan to have any QSL cards printed - electronic con-
firmations only. I will upload my log to LoTW, eQSL and Club Log (for
IOTA credits)."

GJ, JERSEY. Members of the Jersey Contest Group will be active as GJ2A
from Jersey Island (EU-013) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
29-30th) as Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW, direct to GJ3DVC or the ClubLog's

HC0, ECUADOR. Members of the Quito Radio Club (HC1QRC) will be active as
HC0E from Quito during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a
Multi-Multi entry. QSL via the Bureau or LoTW.

HI9, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Mike, OE3MZC (KW4XC), will be active as HI9/KW4XC
from Las Terrenas, DR (NA-096), between October 26th and November 6th.
Activity will be on all HF bands, but mainly on 40-10 meters SSB during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). The equipment he will be using
is a YAESU FT-100 and Endfed antenna. Also, outside of the contest he will
be active on WSPR, PACTOR4, WINLINK and APRS. QSL via OE3MZC by the Bureau.

HP800, POLAND (Special Event). Members of the Polish Amateur Radio Club
(PIASTOWSKI KLUB KRÓTKOFALOWCÓW) will be active as HF800O from Opole
between January 1st and March 31st, 2017. Activity is to celebrate the
800th anniversary of Opole City. QSL via the Bureau or direct.

HS, THAILAND. Operators Bob/HS0ZIA and Peter/HS0ZKX plan to operator 80
meters SSB during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-2
entry. Callsign will be HS0ZIA in the contest. Bob mentions that HS
stations are only allowed to operate between 3500-3540 kHz. He also
informed OPDX that starting this past weekend, he will be looking for
NA stations every evening from now through the contest on 80m. QSL via

IOTA NEWS..............
  NA-079.  Operators Rob/K2RWF and Craig/KD2INN will be active as W2LI
           from Dry Tortugas (NPOTA NP17, WW Grid EL84, WWF KFF-0023)
           between November 13-14th (1600z to 1700z). They will be operating
           from the Dry Tortugas National Park. Activity will be on 80-6
           meters using SSB and the Digital modes (PSK and JT65/9). They
           will also attempt to work applicable satellite passes of SO50,
           AO85, FO29, AO73, and XW satellites. The group plans to work
           off of simple wire antennas, barefoot at 100 watts. All logs
           will be uploaded to LoTW. QSL direct (please consider sending
           SASE that will fit a 4x6 card) for a special event QSL card via
           AJ2I. QSL via the Bureau for DX via AJ2I. For busted calls,
           please contact AJ2I direct.

  OC-104.  Rod, YJ8RN, will be active as YJ8RN/p from Gaua Island, Banks
           Islands sometime late November and early December. Activity
           will be on various HF bands. QSL via NZ4DX.

J5, GUINEA BISSAU (Update to OPDX.1287/Delayed). Members of the Italian
DXPedition Team were expected to be active as J5T from Guinea Bissau in
November 2016, but now will be delayed to the second half of 2017. Look
for updates on their Web page at:         http://www.i2ysb.com/idt
Also, for News and Forum, see:           http://www.hamradioweb.net

JT, MONGOLIA. A team of operators are expected to be active as JT5DX
from Ulaanbaatar during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as
a Multi-? entry. QSL via JT1CO direct only.

KP3, PUERTO RICO. Felipe, NP4Z/KP3Z, will be active as KP3Z during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.
QSL via N4AO.

OJ0, MARKET REEF (Update). Martti, OH2BH, sent out the following press
release on October 21st (edited): 

  OCTOBER 21.2016


    Current high winds are eliminating the weekend landing to Market
  Lighthouse. The team of ES2RR, OH2BH and OH2PM are stranded and on
    Nope say our brave captain Mats Sjostrom as the sea is rough with
  high waves. Zodiac landing is opted out by already freezing seawater.
    Next calculated narrow weather window  would be  Wednesday this
  coming week where landing assumes favorable wind direction.  
    The group is determined to activate OJ0 in the CQWW. They are ever
  grateful to the Finnish Lighthouse Society, FLS, for keeping the Light-
  house manned until the finish of the contest.
    If the group fail in their attempt they will settle in Aland Islands
  and just swap one letter in their callsign.
    Follow the life at Market Reef Lighthouse // waiting for CQWW.

PJ7, ST. MAARTEN. Operators Chris/N0UK (G4JEC) and XYL Holly/K0HAC will be
active as PJ7/G4JEC and PJ7/K0HAC, respectively, from Sint Maarten Island
(NA-105) between November 26th and December 3rd. Activity will be on 40-10
meters using CW and SSB. QSL via N0UK direct or LoTW.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 24-30th).......
 Oct/24th BN      Oct/27th  BN     Oct/29th  HN
 Oct/25th BN      Oct/28th  BN     Oct/30th  HN
 Oct/26th BN

    NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
   -----------------        ------       --------    ------
   AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=0-1       0-7
   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

  The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
  (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
  Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
  benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
  and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
  dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
  new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
  which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.

  Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:

PZ, SURINAME. Look for operators from the UK will be active as PZ5K
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). Operators mentioned
are David/G3NKC, Roger/G4BVY, Stewart/GM4AFF and possibly others. Also
listen for activity before and after the contest, but mostly on CW. QSL
PZ5K via G3NKC.

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF, (October 22nd) 
  7P8EUDXF via HA5AO      EN25FLF via UR5FLF      PE30EUDXF via PA1AW
  CR5ACE via CT1REP       IS0/OM2VL via OM2VL     PY0F/PV8IG via PV8AA
  DP9S via DK8ZM          KH0/JA1LPH via JA1LPH   TA4/OH2KW via OH2KW
  DR1D via DL3KO          LZ8E via LZ2BE          UW6M via UT4MWM
  ED3T via N4GNR (d)      OK2/DM2AXL via DM2AXL   V6Z via N3SL
  EH7SC via EA7URC        OP7M via ON4SA (d)      YM3KM via TA3CX
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (*) No Paper QSL Please

  TG9ADM NEW QSL ROUTE. Pedro, EA5GL, informs OPDX that he is the new QSL
  Manager for Dante, TG9ADM. He has his logs dating back to 2003. If any
  one still needs the QSL, they can send to him for the card.

  and ZL4FZ

  R70ASIA (AS-070), RK1O/P (EU-161), S79KB, VE2FDJ/P (NA-176), VE3LYC/KL7
  (NA-172), VK5CE/p (OC-228) and  YS3/DL5YWM


T30, WEST KIRIBATI. Four members of the Yamato Amateur Radio Club will
be active from Tarawa Atoll (OC-017) with their own individual callsigns
between November 10-16th. Operators mentioned are Sasi/JA1KJW (T30KJ),
Kaoru/JA3MCA (T30MA), Kuni/JA8VE(T30VE) and Mat/JA1JQY(T30JY). Activity
will be on all bands from 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via
each operator's home callsign, SASE or by the Bureau.

T31T DXPETITION UPDATE. It has been reported by a few sources that the
T31T DXpedition team has arrived safely in Apia, Samoa, and have uploaded
the logs to ClubLog. Dom and his team are planning to be active from
Kanton Island again sometime between/in May-June 2017 for 4 weeks to
finish their work on the EMCOM system and repair the SAT Seismic station.

T8, PALAU. Junichi, JA3RAF, will once again be active as T88AX from the
VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between October
21-27th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and JT65. QSL via
JA3RAF by the Bureau.

TY, BENIN. By the time you read this, Francois, F6AJL, will be active as
TY5AA from Parakou City until November 30th. Activity will be on 80-10
meters using SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

V5, NAMIBIA. Tev, TA1HZ, will be active from Namibia (callsign pending)
during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 25-26th, 2017) as a Single-Op
entry. QSL via LoTW and LZ3HI.

VE2, CANADA (ZONE 2). By the time you read this, Igor, VE3ZF, will be in
Zone 2 from Northern Quebec and should be active as VE2IDX on October 24th.
He is there for the upcoming CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). He
informs OPDX, "Special attention will be taken to the low bands - for
this expedition I have prepared 4 SQ to 80 and 40 as well." QSL via VE3ZF:
Igor Slakva, 1 Wardrope Avenue, Suite #3, Stoney Creek, Ontario, L8G 1R9,

VE2, CANADA (Zone 2). Operator Yuri, VE3DZ, will once again be active as
VE2IM from Sept-Iles, QC (Zone 2), during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power or Low-Power entry. Yuri states
he will be there between October 25-31st. Activity (usually) before and
after the contest will be on CW, SSB and RTTY, and all HF bands including
the 30/17/12 meter bands. QSL via VE3DZ, direct or by the VE3DZ OQRS. He
usually uploads to the LoTW.

VP2M, MONTSERRAT. George, K2DM, will be active as VP2MDG during the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry.
He will operate some CW before the contest. QSL via K2DM, direct only or
LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Members of the Minnesota Wireless Association
(MWA) will be active as VP5S from Jody's, VP5JM QTH on Providenciales Island
(NA-002), during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single/
High-Power operation. Operations mentioned are Scott/K0MD, Fred/K4IU, Pat/W0BM
and Bill/AC0W. They will be on the air before the contest through Monday
using the callsigns VP5/homecall. Operators will be on the low bands
especially for Europeans and JAs who need VP5 confirmed. They will also
spend time on the 30/17/12 meters bands and on digital modes for any U.S.
operators who need the band/mode slot confirmed. In the past Scott suggests
that anyone can send him an E-mail  if they want
to try a schedule with one of them outside of the contest to specifically
work VP5 for band/mode slots.

XW, LAOS. Champ, E21EIC, will once again be active as XW1IC from Vientiane
between October 28th and November 1st. Activity will be mainly in the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSLs must
be requested via the OQRS on ClubLog or via E21EIC and LoTW. NO PAPER QSL

XW, LAOS. Ken, K4ZW, will once again be active as XW4ZW from Laos sometime
during January 2017. Activity will be on all bands, but with a focus on
the lower bands and CW only. QSL via K1SE direct (with SAE/SASE). Log will
be uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog. Ken states, "All Bureau cards received
will be answered, but it is time consuming and expensive. Please note
that I receive cards from the Bureau on average once or twice per year.
It takes up to 1 year to answer the cards. You will need to be patient."
ADDED NOTE: Ken informs OPDX, "I will also be in Mongolia as part of the
JT5DX team for CQWW SSB. Outside of the contest I will be active as JT1ZW
and JT1ZW/5. QSLs go to K4ZW. Confirmations will also be available on LoTW."

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Posted: 17 Oct 2016 05:45 PM PDT
A LABRE esteve presente na XIX Assembléia Trienal da IARU R-2 ocorrida em Viña del Mar na semana passada, de 10 a 14 de outubro/16.
Solicitamos divulgação ampla para o texto abaixo, que trata de matéria em que a LABRE foi protagonista.
Orlando .·. PT2OP


Foi aprovado no dia 14 de outubro de 2016, durante reunião plenária da
XIX Assembleia Geral da IARU Região 2 na cidade de Viña del Mar,
Chile, o novo Plano de Bandas da IARU Região 2.
Duas comissões de espectro (HF e VHF) foram unidas e contaram com 14
delegados. Foram discutidos 6 documentos e anexos que cobriram vários
itens com propostas enviadas pela ARRL, LABRE e RAC, além de
documentos informativos da IARU Região 1 e Comitê de Coordenação de
Frequências Satelitais da IARU.
As alterações visaram maior harmonização com os planos das regiões 1 e
3, a introdução práticas operacionais já consagradas, a
contextualização das larguras de banda e modos nos segmentos de
satélites para encorajar o uso de novas tecnologias para comunicações
Resumo dos itens aprovados
- Melhorias nas definições da faixa passante, acréscimo de preferência
pelo uso do USB em 60 m e restrição de concursos também nos 60 m;
- Inserção da nova faixa dos 60 m com subfaixas e notas de rodapé
semelhantes ao já aplicado na região 1;
- Melhorias editoriais nas notas de rodapé sobre ACDS nas faixas
abaixo dos 2 MHz e acima dos 5.6 GHz;
- Inclusão de ACDS em 2200 m;
- Maior restrição de faixa passante em 630 m;
- Inserção de subfaixa para modos digitais em 80 m com faixa passante
restrita, preservando espectro atual de CW;
- Atualização e harmonização da faixa dos 160 m;
- Inserção de notas sobre AM nas faixas as quais o modo é autorizado,
tal como previsto nas definições, para mais rápido entendimento e
interpretação das orientações;
- Reconhecimento da prática do AM em 15 m com inserção de subfaixa
correspondente não exclusiva;
- Reconhecimento da prática de chamadas gerais em 144,3 MHz e uso do
CW/SSB até 144,360 MHz;
- Melhor definição das subfaixas e condições operacionais para
satélites em 2.4 GHz;
- Mudanças editoriais e inserções de notas de rodapé sobre larguras de
banda e modos aplicados para comunicações espaciais em 3.4 GHz, 24 GHz
e 47 GHz.
Tal como na assembleia anterior, a maioria das propostas veio da
LABRE, inclusive a inserção da nova faixa dos 60 m. Todas as sugestões
labreanas aprovadas. A parceria com a ARRL foi repetida nas comissões
de espectro com Brian Mileshosky, N5ZGT na presidência e Flávio
Archangelo, PY2ZX na secretaria.
O Plano de Bandas não tem força de lei. Trata-se uma orientação para
as entidades membro da IARU em seus respectivos países, especialmente
naqueles onde as subfaixas são autorreguladas.
Nos demais, como o Brasil, é indicada intermediação das entidades
membro da IARU com as administrações nacionais de telecomunicações
para que os regulamentos reflitam ao máximo as orientações para a
O Plano de Bandas aprovado será nos próximos dias publicado no site
oficial da IARU Região 2, com divulgação da LABRE/GDE.
LABRE atuante na IARU
Francisco Queiroz, PY2FR, decano da assembleia, foi escolhido para a
presidência do Comitê Eleitoral. Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM, foi
reconduzido para a presidência da IARU Região 2. Gustavo de Faria
Franco, PT2ADM, foi confirmado como Diretor da Área F.
Integraram ainda a delegação labreana Orlando Perez Filho, PT2OP e
Paulo Hernandes, PT2NP, que acompanharam os comitês de espectro e a
oficina de comunicações emergenciais.
Seja você também um labreano. Fortaleça a defesa e o desenvolvimento
do radioamadorismo. A LABRE é entidade membro da IARU e está
constituída em formato confederativo, podendo o interessado se
associar a quaisquer de suas estaduais ativas.
Conheça e apoie o trabalho do Grupo de Gestão e Defesa Espectral da
LABRE. Informações em http://www.labre.org.br ou


terça-feira, 18 de outubro de 2016

Glenn Hauser logs October 16-17, 2016

** ARGENTINA. 11710+v, UT Monday Oct 17 at 0011, still no weekend signal from RAE ATTW, nor around 15345 at 0016 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6165, Oct 17 at 0219, RHC, Arnie talking about hurricane damage in eastern Cuba, S9+20, but very undermodulated. // 6000 is S9+40 and less undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 9530, Oct 17 at 0033, Spanish rock music at S8, very poor, but enough to make a match to 4765, of which this is Radio Progreso on its second harmonic. Suffers splash from 9535 RHC, Cubans vs Cubans! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15120, Oct 17 at 0015, CRI Spanish relay is S6 but just barely modulated music; while // 5990 at S9+45 has no modulation at all except for some crackle --- wiggle those patchcords! Still the same at 0044 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 17730, Oct 17 at 0014, RHC is S9+25 in French! Prolonged mixup/contradixion in scheduling info: RHC itself has no such transmission:
Aoki also misses the 2230-2430 block on 17730 completely.
EiBi does show 17730 at 0000-0030 in Q,F, i.e Quechua or French. RHC sked shows the Quechua at 0000-0030 on 15370 instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 17580, Oct 17 at 1356, S9+20, RHC Spanish with loud hum instead, while // 17730 also S9+20 is nominal. Wiggle that patchcord! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9315, Oct 17 at 0035, motorboating noise at S8, R. Cairo already on with futile warmup before 0045 Spanish, 0200 English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 9535, Oct 16 at 2340, RHCuba seems to have some QRM way under, which could be MWV back on the air in Chinese service, and nothing else is scheduled this hour per Aoki.
9600, Oct 17 at 0020, JBA music at S5 which includes the noise level. Presumed MWV with the KNLS English hour, back on air. Frequent chex for weeks have found no signal and nothing else is scheduled now.
6190, Oct 17 at 0215, Spanish at S7, historical talk about FARC, somehow quoting Isaiah, 0218 hymn, pensamiento de hoy. Must be MWV back on the air as La Voz Alegre.
9480, Oct 17 at 0412, station in English, fair, which could only be MWV, back on the air as African Pathways Radio. Now to check whether also resumed at 18-19 on 17640. A reminder of the full A-16 schedule, per EiBi:
18-19 17640 English
18-19 9570 Russian
19-20 11945 Egyptian Arabic
20-21 13710 Egyptian Arabic
21-22 11615 Mandarin
22-23 11770 Egyptian Arabic
22-23 9455 Mandarin
23-24 9535 Mandarin
00-01 9600 English
01-02 9600 English [? Both transmitters? Originally 9665 only]
9665 English
02-03 6190 Spanish
03-04 6150 Spanish
04-05 9480 English
** MEXICO. 800, Oct 17 at 1242, with KQCV OKC nulled as much as possible, weak Spanish making slow SAH, promo for La Hora Nacional about Guanajuato. Straining to hear anything identifiable, maybe mentions ``CaÃÃn``, i.e. XEROK on greatly reduced power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 820, Oct 17 at 1242, romantic ballads interrupted by canned YL non-ID as ``Canal 800-20, ABC Radio``, really XEABCA Mexicali BCN. Dominant with WBAP in a fade, and even when it comes back up, easily nullable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 780, Sunday Oct 16 at 1919 UT, KSPI Stillwater is back on the air, with rock music; 2000 UT ID as `Pete 94-3, KSPI Stillwater, Pete 94-3``. I am beginning to think there indeed has been a format flip for 780 away from sports talk, conceding to crosstown competitor Triple Play Sports (1020, 1580, 105.1).
Monday morning, Oct 17 at 1224 UT it`s still music instead of local live morning talk show --- and the music instead of talk splashes harder against 774 Trans-Pacific carriers, Australia/Japan, often audible just pre-sunrise here. 1226 ads for Ponca City, Stillwater, and a casino. More rock music; 1402-1404 UT ABC Sports, summary of weekend action. 1405 UT intro show `The Game`, local call-in about sports, and theme music to 1407.5, dead air, and theme music loops again and again at 1408, 1409, 1410; finally at 1411 live host starts the show ``on Pete 94-3 and AM 780``. So there is still sports talk part of the time on 780, after a weekend full of music --- maybe just plugged into automated 94.3 audio for lack of local live staff available? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 6878.50-USB, UT Monday Oct 17 at 0013, S9+25 Texas Army MARS net control reading an agenda for members to fulfill; over by 0042 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1847 monitoring: confirmed Sunday Oct 16 after 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.027v-CUSB. Also confirmed UT Monday Oct 17 after 0030 on WRMI, 7730, S9+45. Also confirmed UT Monday Oct 17 at 0302 on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5129.847v. Also confirmed UT Monday Oct 17 at 0330 on WRMI, 9955, S7-S4, no jamming audible. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
** U S A. 15240, Sunday Oct 16 at 1656, no signal from WWRB with R. Munansi; while neighbor 15825 WWCR has good signal.
5050, UT Monday Oct 17 at 0018, this WWRB also still AWOL, allowing us to hear the splash from 5040 RHC in KriyÃl (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, Oct 17 at 0019, no signal from WTWW-3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, Oct 17 at 1353, KVOH already on and audible, unusual, with English ID as ``This is the Strategic Communications Group, KVOH, Los Angeles`` and guitar IS(?) loop, 1354 switch to other music prÃlude to Spanish without IDs. Unstable transmitter wobbling with BFO engaged (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Tropo DTV DX the morning of October 17, UT: initial bandscan finds lots of Bad signals on UHF and a few on VHF. Among those which decode despite antenna to the SSE:
At 1445, RF 22, KSNC Great Bend KS on 2.1, Ion on 2.2, and Justice on 2.3, contrary to W9WI listings for the subs as Telemundo and Ion, respectively. I mostly eye Justice as that`s a new one to me: during `Cold Case Files` narrated by Kansan Bill Kurtis. Holds up for more than an hour. Constant Justice bug in lower right is a large J in a blue shield. A commercial break includes tiny-type joint ID string at the bottom for KSNW-3 Wichita, KSNC-2 Great Bend, and KSNG-11 Garden City, so evidently the sub-channel lineup has changed for all of them.
From 1447, RF 34, WDAF Kansas City MO, Fox on 4.1, and ANT-TV on 4.2, I think as listed, tho confundible with KFOR RF 27, OKC also with ANT TV on its 4.2. WDAF only occasionally locks in.
WDAF correlates well with William Hepburn`s 15 UT DX map showing marginal to fair enhancement between Kansas City and here, but Great Bend is outside that zone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VENEZUELA [non]. 7730, UT Monday Oct 17 at 0012, WRMI is still rerepeating the CDXA special tribute to Ecos del Torbes, with plenthy of clips, S9+25 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ZAMBIA. 13680, Sunday Oct 16 at 1253, JBA carrier, maybe V of Hope Africa as scheduled on weekends; slightly stronger JBAC on 11680, alternate/mistake frequency. Same situation at 1352. Scheduled until 1700 so another check at 1656: trace of modulation on 13680, 11680 JBAC. Both still there past 1700 to 1701 at least. Was it really on today? Last weekend, during early hours, both were putting in good signals, long path? 11680 on Saturday, 13680 on Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search October 16, UT:
at 1233, 774-WSW, 828-WSW
at 1235, 1098-W, 1548-WSW
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search October 17, UT:
at 1224: 702-WSW, 774-WSW (vs increased splash from 780 KSPI OK playing music instead of talk) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1250, Oct 16 at 1240-1245 UT fade, classic country music looping E/W. Format unfits for the AR, MO, stations listed, and nothing to the west, but maybe it`s the nearest in TN, per NRC AM Log,
WKBL, Covington (Memphis) TN, OLD ``Classic Hits`` 800/80 watts U1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9665.635, Oct 16 at 0630, very weak 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS on USB but also some carrier. Too close to Voz MissionÃria, Brasil, measured on 9664.98 but it is very weak too now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9796.8-USB, Oct 17 at 0028, 2-way in Spanish but accents unseem Mexican for a change, INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1723 UT October 17
Glenn Hauser